The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Israel Admits
Holding Vanunu
Looking; at a preliminary drawing: of the
Jewish Community Campos which will
house the Jewiah Community Center, the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
and the Jewiah Family and Children's Ser-
vice on a site at Military Trail aad 12th
Street are (1^ to right) Jerome Melman,
Executive Director, Jewiah Community
Center; Erwin H. Blonder, President,
Jewiah Federation of Palm Beach County;
Zelda Pineourt, President, Jewiah Com-
munity Center; and Jeffrey L. Klein, Ex-
ecutive Director, Jewiah Federation of
Palm Beach County. The $12.5 million
Jewiah Community Campus Capital Cam-
paign i> chaired hy Gilbert S. Messina. For
more information, contact Marjorie Scott,
Capital Campaign Director, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
Israeli spokesman confirmed
Sunday that Mordecai
Vanunu, the missing former
technician at the Dimona
nuclear facility, was detained
in Israel by a court order. The
spokesman denied the rumors
that Israel had kidnapped
Vanunu on British soil.
Vanunu, who reportedly
revealed in the British press
that Israel possessed a major
nuclear weapons arsenal, said
he doesn't regret what he did
and will defend it in a court of
law, his lawyer said. However,
under Israeli law, the trial
could be secret.
Meanwhile, Vanunu's
father, Shlomo Vanunu of
Beersheba, publicly disowned
his son, "I'll have nothing to
do with him. I don't recognize
him as my son. Thank God I
have seven other children,"
the elder Vanunu told
reporters. His bitterness
toward his son apparently
stems from the latter s conver-
sion to Christianity and the
fact that he told British
newspaper earlier this year
that Israel has a substantial
arsenal of nuclear weapons.
Vanunu was reported miss-
ing in London on Oct. 1. His
father, who is described in the
press variously as a rabbi, a
salesman and a vender of
religious articles, said he hopes
he will receive a long sentence.
The Vanunu family im-
migrated to Israel from Moroc-
Continasd on Pag* 17
Two Soviet Refuseniks Adopted By Community
Terry Rapaport, Chairman
of the Soviet Jewry Task
Force of the Community Rel-
ations Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, and Rabbi Joel
Levine, Co-Chairman, have an-
nounced the adoption by this
community of two Soviet
refusenik families. The
positive action to highlight the
plight of Soviet Jewry, in
general, and to assist
104 Jews Exit
USSR in Oct.
ly 104 Soviet Jews were per-
mitted to leave the Soviet
Union in October, according to
the Coalition to Free Soviet
Jews. This brings the 1986
Jewish emigration total so far
to 735. In 1984, only 896
Soviet Jews were given per-
mission to leave, and last year,
1,140 were granted exit visas.
In 1979,51,320 Jews were per-
mitted to emigrate from the
Soviet Union, which means the
drop-off in emigration over the
last seven yean is more than
98 percent.
Update... Opinion by
Toby Wilk... page 8
Court Case Involving Diary
of Anne Frank Sparks
Protest... page 12
Soviet Jewry Action 12
Teacher Training Programs
Offered... page 12
refuseniks Cherna Goldort of
Novosibirsk and Yuli Edelsh-
tein of Moscow, in particular,
was taken at an October
meeting of the task force.
According to Mrs. Rapaport,
the adoptive family program is
one of the most unique and ex-
citing opportunities for our
community to establish con-
tact with Soviet Jewish
refusenik families. "We felt
that this was something the
entire community could
become involved in people of
all ages, the business com-
munity, organizations, as well
as entire families. We will not
only be writing to the families
which offers them hope that
they have not been forgotten,
but we will be in contact with
our Congressmen, Senators,
and other U.S. officials asking
them to press the Soviet
authorities to free them. The
more letters we write the bet-
ter chance these people have
to be granted a visa.'
Rabbi Levine added, "These
Soviet families have perform-
ed an enormous act of courage
by requesting emigration and
applying for an exit visa. Since
they have been refused, we
have become one of their Irving
links with the outside world.
We are part of their emotional
support system and their
political advocate in the U.S.
Contact with the Western
world makes their hardships
easier to bear and often acts as
protection against harass-
Mrs. Rapaport noted that
these two families were
adopted specifically because
"Cherna has no surviving
family in the Soviet Union, is
completely alone and needs
our Kelp. The other family has
children with whom children in
our community will be able to
communicate, and their father,
Yuli, with one year of his three
year sentence to serve, suffers
severe kidney problems. We
pray that through our efforts
and others like us throughout
the U.S. these two people will
be reunited with their families
and allowed to emigrate."
The 54-year-old Cherna
Goldort is a widow who applied
for an exit visa in 1974 and
was refused. Through the
years, most recently in 1985,
she has been denied permis-
sion on various pretexts which
change from year to year. She
has been refused on grounds
that she had a daughter living
in Russia and another time
because she had parents living
there. Her daughters are both
in Israel, Irina in 1975 and
Galina in 1979. Before
Cherna's parents died in 1980,
they had given her the
Cherna Goldort in 1979.
necessary consent for her
Cherna's application is being
blocked by the authorities of
the Chemical Institute
ANIICHT, where she worked
as a physicist until 1971. In
Goldort six years
November, 1975 she was
refused permission to
emigrate on the grounds that
shenad worked in a classified
institution. ANIICHT is a
machine engineering institu-
Coatiaaed on Page 12
Bitter Confrontation Ends Amicably
JERUSALEM (JTA) A bitter confrontation between Reform and ultra-
Orthodox Jews in the Baka suburb ended amicably when the local Orthodox chief
rabbi, Eliahu Abergil, promised in writing not to interfere again with Reform
The Reform rabbi, Levi Weiman-Kelman of the Kol Haneshama Congrega-
tion, agreed in return to drop criminal Charges against Abergil and 20 of his
followers who disrupted Simchat Torah services at the Reform congregation.
Abergil led a group of 20 ultra-Orthodox Jews who entered the local com-
munity center where the services were being held and attempted forcibly to
wrest Torah scrolls from the congregants while hurling curses at them. He was
arrested and released on bail.
IN A handwritten letter to Kelman recently, Abergil condemned violence
regardless of "different opinions" and pledged "not to interfere" with Weiman's
congregation. By mutual agreement, copies of his letter were distributed "to
every mailbox in the neighborhood."
After the charges were dropped, the two rabbis embraced outside of the local
police station. The agreement, in effect, recognized Reform Judaism's right to
exist in Israel, an almost unprecedented concession by the Orthodox.
Kol Haneshama Congregation consists of about 50 families in the south
Jerusalem suburb. It conducts services in the community center gymnasium
Contiaaed on Page 7
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 14, 1986
Looking Back
25 Years of Local
Jewish Federation History
Forty-eight years ago a handful of dedicated, energetic r
j and far sighted people began an undertaking that would
ultimately become the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County. It was a time when anyone who was Jewish in West
Palm Beach knew every other Jew. The year was 19S8, when
the Federated Jewish Charities of Palm Beach County was
Twenty-four years later, in 1961, under the leadership of:-:
Morton SUberman, the newly elected President, the Jewish ;;
' Federation of Palm Beach County began. Look back with us,
in successive issues of the Jewish Floridian, upon 25 years !;
of local Federation history a history rich in people work- :
ing together to meet the needs of a growing Jewish |
Limited number of memberships offered for Family
5;: Program at the newly completed Camp Shalom. The plann-
'"' ed Sunday programs consist of athletic events, beauty con-
tests, and a watermelon feast.
Jewish Federation becomes the newest member agency
| of the West Palm Beach Community Chest.
Campaign raises $82,000.
% Pre-schoolers perform in a program during the summer
& % of 1964 at Camp Shalom
Women's Division The Early Years
Today Women's Division is
an integral part of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County having raised 26 per-
cent of last year's Federation-
UJA Campaign. However in
the early 60's, when Federa-
tion itself was in its formative
years, Women's Division was
very new. According to Millie
Fier, who served as Co-
Chairman with the first
Women's Division President
Barbara Machinest, "it took
awhile for people to accept us.
The husbands were the ones
who gave and the women had
little to say about it, but even
women who didn't approve of
giving as individuals became
involved later on."
Gathered together at an early Women's Division fund-raiser
are (left to right) Faye Grunner, Cyanic List, Joanne
more Jews here
In addition to the
Continued on Page 3
Barbara Machinest, who had
moved out of the area many Liebovit, Millie Fier, Helen Goldman, and Hattie Kominers.
e*r8 A? aa '"Vr'^'JS pl.ce Federation at the head of and a General Gift. Luncheon
^Shl JaTvery effi. ?our list of W contrition." **J^JU*J
According to Mrs. Fier, that that was great but corn-
most large contributions were pared to today with so many
made by older ladies who were
widows and had money of their
own. "I can't believe that my
first pledge was so small and I
had to ask my husband for it.
When I think of that now, I
blush. In those days if you
couldn't contribute financially,
you would do your share by
participating as a volunteer.
We quickly realized, though,
that one had to do both."
The next two years saw
Frieda Affron at the helm of
Women's Division. Mrs. Af-
fron still lives in this communi-
ty but does not remember
much about those years.
However, Mrs. Affron recalled
that women continued to hold
Advanced Gift Luncheon
dent." They worked closely to
plan for two fund-raising
events in 1962. The Honorable
Abraham Ribicoff, then
Secretary of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare, was the
guest speaker at a $50
minimum gift coffee at the
home of Mrs. Allen Manus.
Two days later a general gifts
dutch treat luncheon was held
at the Towers where Mrs. Avis
Shulman was the -guest
In an open letter from
Women's Division, Mrs.
Machinest wrote, "Let me ask
that you examine your cons-
ciences as you would your last
year's wardrobe. As charitable
women who support many
local and national organiza-
tions, I know that you will
recognize the urgent need to
1962 WOMEN'S
Barbara Machinest,
Millie Fier, Co-Chairman
Cynnie List, Advisory
Elsie Leviton, Secretary
Sophie Dickson, Treasurer
Frieda Affron, President
Sylvia Lewis, Campaign
"Is 1986 the best year to make a gift to the
Federation's Endowment Fund?"
Your accountant will probably answer with an
emphatic "YES". The pending Tax Reform Act
indicates that there will be a distinct advantage in
making substantial gifts before the end of this year.
You and the community can benefit from your
donation to the Federation's Endowment Fund.
For more information on how your gift can:
...provide you with income for life, or
...allow you to recommend future distributions
to charities, or
...perpetuate your annual gift to the Campaign,
Endowment Director
501 South r lagler Drive. Suite 305
West Palm Beach. FL 33401
(30518.32 2120

Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
USSR Charged With Mistreating Jewish Citizens
severe indictment of the
Soviet Union for harsh treat-
ment of its Jewish citizens,
particularly those seeking to
emigrate, was lodged here on
the eve of the East-West
follow-up conference on im-
plementation of the human
rights provisions of the 1975
Helsinki accords.
The conference, attended by
delegations from 35 countries
and hundreds of observers,
opened last Wednesday.
However, talks between
Secretary of State George
Shultz and Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevard-
nadze collapsed the next day
leaving the future of arms
negotiations unresolved.
Harman, president of the
Israeli Public Council for
Soviet Jewry, told the media
that implementation of the
Helsinki accords in relation to
Soviet Jews is a clear test of
the integrity of the Helsinki
Final Act.
The Committee for Jews in
the Soviet Union, meanwhile,
presented a detailed report on
the situation of Jews in the
USSR which showed it to have
deteriorated sharply despite
the strengthening of the
Helsinki human rights provi-
sions at the Madrid follow-up
conference in 1983. The Com-
mittee consists of represen-
tatives from Austria, Canada,
France, Israel, Switzerland,
Britain and the U.S.
The Committee's charges
were supported by the Inter-
national Helsinki Federation
for Human Rights, a Vienna-
based non-governmental
organization, and by the per-
sonal testimony of five promi-
nent former Soviet Jewish
refuseniks. Although they
were allowed to emigrate after
prolonged ordeals, their
presence here is to appeal
before an international forum
for the release of next of kin
still in the USSR.
THE REPORT by the Com-
mittee for Jews in the Soviet
Union, presented at a heavily
attended press conference,
noted first of all that the
emigration of Jews has been
virtually halted by the Soviet
The Early Years
Continued from Page 2
raisers, Women's Division held
mini-missions to educate the
women about the needs in
Israel. Mrs. Fier was the first
Chairman. "We took women
on a make-believe trip to
Israel. We wanted them to
realize what it meant leaving
your country and starting out
in a new land as immigrants.
So we role played that they
were thrown out of their coun-
try. They were given passports
and taken in a bus to Camp
Shalom where we served them
a typical Israeli meal. Then we
spent the week-end at a Holi-
day Inn and carried through
this theme. It was very
The early years of Women's
Division were characterized by
an emerging sense of identity
and responsibility on the part
of women in this community.
They provided the foundation
for today's women to say
"We've come a long way ... *
authorities even though nearly
400,000 have expressed their
wish to leave for Israel.
The sharp decrease in
emigration was documented
by the number of arrivals in
Vienna, the way-station where
Soviet Jews continue on to
Israel or to Western countries.
While in 1980 the average
monthly arrivals were well
above 1,700, only an average
of 64 a month passed through
Vienna during the first six
months of 1986.
According to the report,
11,000 Jews are known to nave
been refused permission to
leave. Thousands more have
been denied even the right to
apply for exit permits. These
refuseniks live as outcasts
from Soviet society. They have
no legal redress against
harassment and victimization,
the report said.
IN SOME cases, it noted,
refuseniks have been subjected
to long prison terms on false
charges. The real reason for
their incarceration is their de-
mand for civil rights and the
right to uphold their Jewish
identity, the report said.
The report noted that Jews
are the only recognized na-
tionality among the hundreds
of nationalities in the USSR
that is not allowed to study its
language, Hebrew, or to
transmit its cultural heritage
and tradition to its children.
Continued oa Pag* 17
3 To Head Federation Campaign at Century Village
Henry Grossman and
Samuel Wadler, who have co-
chaired the Jewish Federation-
United Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign at Century Village for
the past three years, have been
named to serve in the same
position for the fourth con-
secutive year. Appointed to
serve with them is Nathan
Cohen who has headed the
Campaign at the Greenbrier
condo in Century Village for
many years.
The appointments to the
leadership of the Federation-
UJA Campaign were made by
Jeanne Levy, General Cam-
paign Chairman, who said,
"Due to the efforts of these
three outstanding leaders, the
Century Village Campaign has
grown tremendously. Con-
tributions from 1984 to the
present have increased by over
50 percent. To achieve this,
these men have instituted a
most successful Campaign
organization which we are
presently utilizing as a model
in other similar developments.
We are indebted to their in-
genuity and commitment and
look forward to another ex-
cellent year under their
Hank Grossman, who is a
member of the Board of Direc-
tors and Campaign Cabinet of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, is a retired
elementary school principal
from New York City. He re-
mains active in community af-
fairs as a Board Member of the
Education Foundation of Palm
Beach and the Urban League.
He currently serves as a public
relations consultant to River-
side Funeral Chapels. A reci-
pient of-the Federation's Com-
munity Service Award and the
American Jewish Committee's
Svlvan Cole Human Relations
Hank Grossman
Award, Mr. Grossman sits on
the Board of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School and is a
past Vice President of Temple
Beth El.
Samuel Wadler, also a Board
member of Federation and its
Campaign Cabinet, served as
President of Temple Beth El
Sam Wadler
for five years and as President
of the temple's Men's Club. As
a founding member of the Cen-
tral Conservative Synagogue
of the Palm Beaches, he served
as a member of the
synagogue's Board of Gover-
nors and as the Chairman of its
Ways and Means Committee.
Nat Cohen
Originally from New York,
Mr. Wadler has been very ac-
tive in supporting Israel Bonds
and is past President of the
Displayment's Guild and past
Chancellor Commander of the
Conqueror Lodge of the
Continued on Page 19
Hornstein Receives Honorary Doctorate
Mr. Benjamin S. Hornstein,
a Palm Beach resident for the
past 25 years, received an
lonorary Doctor of Humane
Letters from Brandeis Univer-
sity Sunday, Nov. 2, as part of
the University's Founders Day
Convocation. Long active in
Jewish cultural, educational
and communal life, Mr. Horns-
tein is a benefactor of the two-
year Benjamin S. Hornstein
Program of Jewish Communal
Services of the Lown School of
Near Eastern and Judaic
Studies at Brandeis. He
established this program 18
years ago. Mr. Hornstein is
one of a small group of seven
or eight others who were
Benjamin S. Hornstein
honored for their contributions
to the prestigious university.
Locally, Mr. Hornstein's
reputation continues as a
philanthropist. He is a
benefactor of the Norton
Gallery and School of Art. In
addition, the Jewish Communi-
ty Day School of Palm Beach
County, to which he is a major
contributor, has its Elemen-
tary School named afer him.
"Mr. Hornstein has devoted
the better part of his life to the
betterment of man through his
generosity to education,
medicine, the arts, and
religious endeavors," stated
Continued oa Page 19
The Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center
of the Jewish Home for the Aged
of Palm Beach County
cordially invites you
The Second Gala Affair
Sunday. December 21st. 1986
the Breakers Hotel
Palm Beach
Cocktails 7 o clock Contribution $ 150 per person
Dinner and Dance 8 o clock Black Tie
For further information or reservations cat! 471-5111

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 14, 1966
Not Words
At least five Palestinian Arab and Islamic terrorist
groups "claimed responsibility" (in the words of their com-
muniques) for the recent grenade attack on Israeli soldiers,
their families and friends near the Western Wall in
Jerusalem. The father of one soldier was killed and 69
other people were wounded as the group waited for buses
just outside the Old City after a swearing-in ceremony.
Among those lining up to take credit were: Yasir Arafat s
Palestine Liberation Organization, the pro-Moscow
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Abu
Nidal faction, the Provisional Command of the General
Command of Al-Asifah, and the previously unknown
Islamic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
After the Achille Lauro piracy and the murder of Leon
Klinghoffer a year ago last month, it has become more dif-
ficult to find people who still insist on imaginary distinction
between the PLO and the more extreme Palestinian Arab
groups. But not impossible. The PLO, they argue, is dif-
ferent. Because it employs diplomacy as well as terror
it can be categorized as "moderate," more acceptable than
its radical cousins. But PLO officials themselves have
always made it clear that diplomacy is a tactic while ter-
rorism against Israelis, other Arabs, Europeans and
Americans is merely another name for "the armed
struggle." And the strategic goal of the "armed struggle"
remains the destruction of Israel.
A PLO official in Cairo described the Jerusalem attack as
a "heroic operation in response to the decision taken by the
Palestinian leadership to escalate military action inside oc-
cupied Palestine." This "moderate" sounded like an
Islamic radical speaking from Iran, who asserted that his
group hit the "Zionist soldiers in occupied Qods
Terrorist assaults like the one in Jerusalem, like the
Achille Lauro hijacking and murder, erase the mendacious
distinction between the PLO and its many splinters and im-
itators. Arafat and Abu Nidal may each want to kill the
other but only because they differ on the means to
destroy Israel, not on the end. Secular, even Communist
Palestinian Arabs, make common cause with Islamic
fanatics in Lebanon and in the West Bank and Gaza Strip;
Israeli officials have identified three suspects in the
grenade attack as members of an Islamic Jihad organiza-
tion who were recruited by Arafat's Fatah group.
Even a senior PLO official has despaired of the organiza-
tion's course. According to Rabat Radio in Morocco, Khalid
al-Hasan "has abandoned his position in the PLO leader-
ship .. Al-Hasan pointed out that now there is no place for
the moderate person in the leadership of the PLO." If he
can finally recognize the obvious, what about Cairo and
Israel protested to Egypt after the PLO office in Cairo
claimed responsibility for the attack. And Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir asked the Reagan Administration to close
the PLO's "information office" in Washington and its
operation in New York.
The State Department refused. It said that because the
offices are staffed by U.S. citizens and legal foreign
residents there is no basis for closure. But the issue is not
the residency of those who work there. It is whom they
work for and what they do.
In condemning the grenade attack, State castigated "all
those elements in and out of the PLO who have asserted
responsibility ..." Elements in the PLO? It will not work.
The PLO, like the other groups which rushed to take credit
for the Jerusalem attack, must be known by its deeds, not
its words. Hosting the PLO in Cairo and allowing its office
in Washington are incompatible with opposing terrorism
and promoting peace.
Near East Report
Scholars Urge End to Religious Strife

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noted Jewish scholar and com-
munity leader, deploring the
acts of extremists on all sides
of the religious rifts that have
erupted among Jews in Israel,
the United States, and
elsewhere, urged all Jewry to
strive to end the conflicts and
not leave "the issues of Jewish
survival to the theologians
Striking a note of mingled
hope and sadness, Rabbi David
Polish also expressed dismay
about "the many Jews who
perceive any striving for
reconciliation to be futile,"
while at the same time in-
dicating that he did not agree
with "this abandonment of
Polish, who is rabbi emeritus
of Beth Emet Synagogue in
Evanston, 111., and the author
of several widely respected
books on Jewish thought,
spoke at a session of the
American Jewish Committee's
annual National Executive
Council meeting, which con-
cluded Nov. 1 at the Seattle
Sheraton Hotel.
The discord of which Polish
spoke has included sometimes
violent conflict between
secular and religious Jews in
Israel over such matters as
public advertising that the
religious faction finds obscene.
It has also included bitter
disagreement between Jews
who hew to the traditional
Jewish law that says that a
person is a Jew only if was
born to a Jewish mother or is a
convert, and those who say
that Jewishness can be
transmitted through the father
as well as the mother.
Also causing rancor has been
the dissension between those
who say that a conversion per-
formed by any ordained rabbi
is valid, and those who say that
only conversions performed by
Orthodox rabbis are
Calling the conflicts "a
perilous fracture," Polish said
that "the Jewish people,
through its own leaders and in-
stitutions, has an obligation to
intervene." Specifically, he
said, "we must help raise the
consciousness of mainline Or-
thodoxy to the perils confron-
ting it by its retreat before the
Along parallel lines, he con-
tinued, "Reform and Conser-
vative Jews have also ratified
this abandonment of hope.
Secular Jews in Israel have
most recently joined the strug-
gle by enraged acts of retribu-
tion upon Orthodox institu-
tions, leaving us appalled by
the ferocity of frustration that
triggered these acts."
Castigating those who ques-
tion whether some Jews are
"really Jewish," Polish ex-
horted: "Who may say that a
Russian Jew who risks his life
for his Jewishness, or an
Ethiopian Jew who trudged in-
to the Sudan, is disqualified
from living as a free authentic
Jew? Who may say that the
Judaism of a non-Orthodox
rabbi who jeopardizes himself
by working among refuseniks
is tainted?"
At the same session, Yehuda
Rosenman, director of AJC's
Jewish Communal Affairs
Department, noted that AJC
had set up a year ago a task
force organized specifically to
deal with the problem of
disunity in Jewish religious
life. Chaired by AJC vice presi-
dent Alfred Moses and com-
prising lay leaders of the major
American Jewish religious
movements, the task force,
said Rosenman had been
meeting regularly and had
recently issued recommenda-
tions for ameliorating the con-
flicts. Among these recom-
mendations, he said, were
That there be "a return to
civil discourse" among Jews;
that the various Jewish
religious movements "renew a
commitment to joint action on
a common Jewish agenda"
that "the educational pro-
grams of each movement
stress not only the beliefs and
practices of that movement
but also the factors that united
all Jews and promote mutual
respect"; and that American
Jewry consider establishing a
national beth din (Jewish
religious court), with local
branches, that could deal with
certain religious issues in a
way acceptable to all Jewish
religious movements.
Quebec Leads Canada in
Anti-Semitic Stance
Anti-Semitic sentiments are
more prevalent in Quebec pro-
vince, and in its largest city,
Montreal, than elsewhere in
Canada, according to a survey
by B'nai B'rith. The lowest in-
cidence is in British Columbia.
The B'nai B'rith 1985
Review, 'just published,
reported that from 1983 to
1985, an average of 22.4 per-
cent of Montreal residents felt
Jews have too much power,
compared to 16 percent in
Toronto and 5 percent in
In Montreal, 14.2 percent of
respondents to a poll said they
would not vote for a Jew, com-
pared to 7.1 percent in Toron-
to and 4.5 percent in Van-
couver. On a province-wide
basis, 19.6 percent of Quebec
citizens would not vote for a
Jewish candidate. The percen-
tage was 7.1 in Ontario and on-
ly 2 percent in British
Although there has been a
decline in anti-Semitic in-
cidents nationwide, 16.4 per-
cent of Canadians in 1985
thought Jews have too much
power compared to 12.7 per-
cent in 1984 and 13.5 percent
in 1983.
Prof. H. Taylor Buckner of
Concordia University in Mon-
treal, who analyzed the poll
data, told a press conference
that "lack of contact between
Francophone Quebecers and
the Jewish community" ex-
plains the greater prevalence
of anti-Semitic attitudes in the
Buckner suggested that con-
tributing factors were
Quebec's history and the
teachings of the Catholic
Church. He noted that older
and less educated persons
tended to be more prejudiced
than younger persons and
those educated beyond high
school. The 1985 poll was con-
ducted among 2,059 adults.
On the plus side, anti-
Semitic incidents such as van-
dalism, attacks on synagogues
and on private Jewish proper-
ty, fell from 126 in 1984 to 95
in 1985, a 24.6 percent drop.
The Big Winner
By anybody's standards,
Sasson Naftali, a taxi driver
from Tirat HaCarmel near
Haifa is a big winner. He hit
the jackpot in the national lot-
tery recently. His $5 invest-
ment brought him a return of
Naftali, 43, who is of Iraqi
origin, has been playing the
lottery for years. He never
scored big but never gave up
he told reporters at his two-
bedroom flat.
Asked if he would share his
winnings with his five
children, 11 brothers and
sisters and his parents, Naftali
replied, "My children will have
to work to make money. Even
the biggest tycoon in America
sent his child to Alaska to
work." He did not identify the
tycoon. He said despite the for-
tune that came his way, he will
continue to drive a cab.
Campaign Leadership Institute
SUNDAY, NOV. 23,9:30 a.m.
Airport Hilton
Guest Speakers
Director, Philadelphia Federation Allied Jewish Appeal
Educational Consultant, United Israel Appeal
For more information contact MARK MENDEL,
Staff Associate, at the Federation office, 832-2120.

Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Traditixm: What Happened To It in Spanish Weddings?
Aryeh Benzacquan, a young
rabbinical student, always knew
that when it came time for him to
marry he would do it right in
Benzacquan's case that meant a
ceremony conducted according to
the customs of the Jews of
Spanish Morocco, with all the
For his bride, the Tangiers-born
Benzacquan, an active member of
the Spanish Moroccan
Genealogical Society in Israel,
chose a daughter of Spanish
Morocco. "Mercedes comes from
Tetuan, a town 60 kilometers
from Tangiere so renowned for its
piety that it was called 'little
Jerusalem,' says Benzacquan.
In an uncharacteristic depar-
ture from tradition, the bride and
groom met on the campus of Bar-
Ilan University where they were
both students. In Spanish Moroc-
co, marriages were generally ar-
ranged by the parents, and the
couple saw little of each other un-
til they got to the chupah. "My
father told me that the only time
the couple could meet was at the
havdala ceremony at the close of
the Sabbath."
BUT ONCE THEY decided to
make it official, the Benzacquans
conformed strictly to the old
ways, which date from pre-
Inquisition Spain. The official
merrymaking began on the Sab-
bath preceding the wedding. "On
this Sabbath, known as the Sabt
ed Rax, or the Sabbath of royalty,
the bride's family welcomes the
groom's family into their home to
formalize the union between the
two families," explains Benzac-
quan, a custom which signals the
beginning of a long week of
feasting and celebration.
The next step on the road to the
chupah is the Berveriska, or hen-
na ceremony, which takes place at
the bride's home upon her return
from the ritual bath. Dressed in
the traditional gold embroidered
velvet gown and elaborate conical
cap, the bride is accompanied by
female friends and relatives to the
mikva. She comes home to a gala
party at which special songs are
sung in Hebrew praising her beau-
ty and virtue.
A Yemenite Jewish couple at their 'henna' celebration.
"In old Morocco, this night used
to be called 'the night of the con-
tract,' because on this night the
bride presented her dowry," ex-
plains Benzacquan. Today,
however, the evening has lost its
legal meaning. "My bride came to
me without a dowry," confesses
the young rabbi to be.
IN MOROCCO, this evening
was also an occasion to honor
community notables, particularly
the members of the Chevra
Kadisha, or burial society. "At
the celebration, the members of
the Chevra Kadisha would hold
onto the bride's conical cap and
lead her into a room of singing
guests," says Benzacquan. "Then
her father would come to bless
On the next day, the wedding
ceremony took place. According
to the custom of the Sephardim,
or Spanish and Portuguese Jews,
the couple prepared themselves
for this awesome event, not by
fasting and prayer but by partak-
ing in sweet foods and delicacies.
"In Spanish this is called adulsar
a boca, 'a sweet mouth is an omen
for a sweet life,' explains the
portly Benzacquan.
Because the groom is con-
sidered like a king on his wedding
day, he annoints himself in a
special, perfumed bath of
rosewater and rose petals. "In old
Morocco, the groom's friends
prepared the bath for him and ac-
companied him to the bathhouse
with song and rejoicing," explains
Benzacquan. In modern Israel,
however, Benzacquan's friends
led him only as far as the shower.
Toward late afternoon, the cou-
ple proceed to the synagogue
where a special prayer service is
held in their honor. They take
their seats inside a special chupah
called a trono, or throne. The
trono is literally a small sukkah
constructed from Torah scroll
coverings (parochot) and covered
with a white cloth. It is held
together on four silk and flower
covered poles. Contrary to
Ashkenazi custom, the couple ex-
periences the ceremony sitting
down. "Why should they stand if
they are royalty," says
In contrast to the levity of the
preceding days, the mood at the
wedding ceremony is heavy and
solemn. "At my wedding
Continued on Page 17
'Shalom Sesame'
Violinist Perlman, Actress Franklin Inaugurate Latest TV Series
NEW YORK It's a long way
from "Sesame Street" to Israel.
But Bert and Ernie, Grover, and
Kermit the Frog have packed
their bags, waved "Shalom," and
made the trip. Along with travel
companions such as Kippy ben
Kipod, an oversized Hebrew-
speaking porcupine, and Moshe
Oofnik, an Israeli grouch, the
"Sesame Street" gang has
teamed-up with world-renowned
violinist Itzhak Perlman and
American television and Broad-
way star Bonnie Franklin to host
the first five episodes of "Shalom
Sesame", a new series which
adapts the best of Israeli "Sesame
Street" for American audiences.
Produced by the Children's
Television Workshop (CTW),
alphabet and teaches his daughter
the Hebrew letter "Bet"
Audiences will travel with
Franklin as she visits her first
Kibbutz and learns from its
members about their unique com-
munal way of living and working.
With a young Yemenite friend
named Ofira as her guide, Bonie
Moshe Oofnick is the grouch
on new 'Sesame Street' takeoff.
World renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman
shares the 'staffs' with Kippy ben Kipod, an
oversized Hebrew-speaking porcupine.
Another 'Shalom Sesame' character is Moshe
Oofnick, an Israeli grouch.
creators of "Sesame Street,"
"Shalom Sesame" explores the
rich diversity of Israel's people,
places, traditions, and culture.
FROM A STREET cafe in Tel
Aviv, to the amphitheatre in
Caesaria, to Kibbut Ein Gedi near
the Dead Sea and the Shuk (Arab
Market) in Jerusalem, American
audiences will travel with
Perlman, a native-born Israeli,
and Franklin, a first-time tourist,
as they explore the sites and
sounds of Israel.
In one scene, Perlman, who
grew up in Tel Aviv, sits in a
street cafe on Dizengoff (.'el
Aviv's Fifth Avenue) with two
young Israeli friends, reminiscing
about his childhood. In another
scene, he introduces the Hebrew
visits the old and new cities of
Jerusalem, experiencing the blen-
ding of different cultures and
traditions. Highlighted are an ex-
cursion to the Jerusalem Theatre,
a trip to Mea Shearim, a religious
neighborhood, and a visit to the
Shuk. In another scene, Kippy
visits the Knesset (Israel's Parlia-
ment) in session.
children, "Shalom Sesame,"
through its unique blend of
American and Israeli culture, can
provide a sense of belonging to
their Jewish heritage while being
a part of American culture. Most
important, "Shalom Sesame"
presents American audiences with
Continued on Page 17-

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 14, 1986
Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, Nov. 16,9 a.m. WPTV Channel
5 with host Barbara Gordon Green Rev. William Dlin-
sky, pastor of Calvary Temple.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Nov. 16,7:30 a.m. WPBR1340
AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Nov. 16, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX TV 29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Nov. 20, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1340 AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
COMING EVENT: SHALOM '87, Wednesday, Feb. 25,
mat. 2:30 p.m. eve. 8 p.m. West Palm Beach
WEST OF HESTER STREET Friday, Nov. 14, 10
p.m. WPBT Channel 2 The settlement of Jewish im-
migrants in America's heartland is documented.
* Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
November 14
Jewish Community Center campaign weekend through
Nov. 16 Council of Jewish Federations General
Assembly in Chicago through Nov. 16 Free Sons of
Israel board -10:30 a.m. Jewish Federation Century
Village Meeting -10 a.m. Temple Beth El Installation
weekend through Nov. 15
November 15
Temple Judea Art Auction at PGA Sheraton dinner 6
p.m., preview 7:30 p.m., auction 8 p.m.
November 16
Jewish Federation In-Service Teacher Workshop
Women's American ORT-Royal-Rummage Sale B'nai
B'rith No. 3196 9:30 a.m. Hadassah Z'Hava Israel
Bazaar 9 a.m. Women's American ORT Mid Palm -
Ballet at P.B. Junior College
November 17
Jewish Federation Executive Committee 4 p.m.
Jewish Community Day School executive committee 7:45
p.m. American Israeli Lighthouse -1 p.m. Jewish War
Veterans No. 507 board 7:30 p.m. Women's American
ORT Palm Beach Homecoming luncheon at The Royce
Brandeis University Women Palm Beach West 12:30
p.m. Golden Lakes Temple noon Hadassah Tikvah -
paid up luncheon 12:30 p.m. Hadassah Aliya 1 p.m.
Jewish Family and Children's Service board 7:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT West Bend MEED 1 p.m.
United Jewish Appeal Fly-In through Nov. 18
Hadassah West Boynton luncheon 11:30 a.m.
November 18
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Commit-
tee 8 p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood -1
p.m. Yiddish Culture Group Century Village -10 a.m.
Temple Israel board 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Lee Vassil -
card party luncheon Hadassah Henrietta Szold -1 p.m.
American Jewish Congress board 12:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT Lakes of Poinciana board -
12:30 p.m. Hadassah Aviva luncheon/fashion show at
The Royce noon* Jewish Federation Gala Endowment
Meeting and The Governors Club 4:30 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Women Shalom noon Jewish Federation -
Soviet Jewry Task Force 2 p.m.
November 19
Jewish Federation Women's Division Executive Com-
mittee 10 a.m. and Board noon B'nai B'rith Women -
Olam board 10 a.m. Na'Amat USA Ezrat naid up
luncheon noon National Council of Jewish Women -
Palm Beach 10 a.m. Hadassah Shalom 12:30 p.m.
Yiddish Culture Group Cresthaven 1 p.m. Jewish
Federation Young Adult Division Board Meeting 7
p.m. Jewish Federation Demographic Study Meeting
7:30 p.m. Jewish Federation 25th Anniversary Com-
mittee 4 p.m. Jewish Federation Campaign Division
8 a.m.
November 20
Jewish Federation Women's Division Business and
Professional Event 6 p.m. National Council of Jewish
Women Okeechobee 12:30 p.m. Women's American
ORT Haverhill study group 1 p.m. Morse Geriatric
Center Women's Auxiliary board -1:30 p.m. Hadassah -
Bat Gurion 9:30 a.m. Women's American ORT West
Palm Beach board 9:30 a.m. Golden Lakes Temple
Men's Club 9:30 a.m. Jewish Federation Community
Relations Council noon Hadassah Z'Hava Jewish
Federation Palm Beach Campaign Meeting 4 p.m.
Helping People
Single Parents Fill Many Roles
Assistant Executive
Director of Jewish Family
and Children's Service
(AM case names mentioned in
these articles are fictitious;
client information at Jewish
Family and Children's Service
is held in the strictest of
The problems that single
parents nave faced is not news
to people who have already ex-
perienced the process or who
read newspapers, listen to the
radio, or watch TV. Single
parents are people who have to
fulfill many roles (ALONE).
Responsibilities that used to be
shared by a couple many times
now fall mainly on the parent
that has primary custody.
And, even when a divorced
couple work cooperatively
around issues of child care and
child support, there are stall
many difficult moments left
for parents when they try to
address their children's ques-
tions and frustration, or try to
stretch a family budget that
used to be much bigger.
Jewish Family Service agen-
cies across the United States
and Canada serve many single
parent families who are deal-
ing with the numerous dimen-
sions of divorce. A recent
survey in Chicago revealed
that single parent households
are the group most dependent
upon Jewish charitable ser-
vices. And, even in the rare
cases when a family living
standard is not significantly
reduced by a divorce, there are
still emotional scars and social
adjustments that have to be
dealt with.
In recognition of the needs
of single parents, JFCS will be
ninning a therapy group for
single parents, starting in late
November. Anyone interested
in joining this group should
contact Sandy Grunther
MSW, LCSW, at 684-1991. '
Children s Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc., is a non-
profit agency designed to meet
the social, emotional and
counseling needs of the Jewish
community of Palm Beach
County. Our office is located at
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
Suite 104. Our telephone
number is 684-1991. The
Jewish Family and Children's
Service is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation and
the United Way of Palm Beach
Chief Rabbinate Council Rules
Heart Transplants Permissible
Leading Israeli physicians and
Health Minister Shoshana
Arbeli-Almoslino welcomed
the Chief Rabbinate Council's
ruling that heart transplant
operations are permissible
under certain conditions accor-
ding to religious law.
A leading heart surgeon
commented that the halachic
decision means that Israel is
now among the world's
enlightened countries. The
Hadassah Medical Center here
announced preparations for
the first heart transplant
surgery. The hospital in-
dicated that it is fully qualified
and equipped for the pro-
cedure but had delayed only
because it wanted to comply
with rabbinical directives.
THE CHIEF Rabbinate rul-
ing came after weeks of discus-
sion between the 12-man Rab-
binate Council and a panel of
doctors. The issue was the
definition of death, as applied
to the donor of the heart or
other vital organs.
Many rabbis had long in-
sisted that death occurs only
when the heart stops beating,
regardless of the fact that
hearts can be kept beating by
artificial means after the brain
ceases to function. Now ap-
parently the Chief Rabbinate
accepts the medical definition
of death, which is death of the
Shlomo Goren, the former
Aahkenazic Chief Rabbi, said
in an article published in the
Receives Award
Appeal of Conscience Foundation
has presented its annual Crystal
Star awards to Vernon Walters,
permanent U.S. representative to
the United Nations, and philan-
thropists Milton and Carroll
Jerusalem Post, that death oc-
curs when the part of the brain
responsible for breathing has
ceased to function for a
minimum of seven minutes.
Goren wrote in connection
with Israel's first two liver
transplant operations per-
formed at Rarnbam Hospital in
Haifa last month without rab-
binical sanction because the
transplants were urgently
needed. Both patients are in
critical condition from post-
operative infections.
For your cards and letters
as well as your good wishes!
I am feeling better and am
looking forward to seeing all of you.
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1987 Campaign
Major Events
Major Gifts Dinner
Honored Quest
Israel's Ambassador to the UN
$25,000 minimum commitment
President's Dinner
At The Breakers
$10,000 minimum commitment
Community Dinner
At The Breakers
$1,200 minimum commitment
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Overcoming A
Humiliating Trauma
30th anniversary of the Suez
affair, British public opinion
suddenly appears to be taking
a less critical view of the
events culminating in one of
this country's greatest ever
humiliations and which
catapulted the glamorous and
talented Prime Minister An-
thony Eden from power.
This may partly reflect the
current British disenchant-
ment with present-day Arab
nationalism. It is also due to a
new and highly acclaimed
biography of Eden, which
views with sympathy his deci-
sion to reply with force to
Egyptian President Gamal
Abdel Nasser's unilateral na-
tionalization of the Suez Canal.
tain and France, in secret col-
lusion with Israel, invaded
Egypt to regain control of the
Suez Canal, through which
two-thirds of Britain's vital oil
supplies were transported. In
the face of world-wide uproar,
from the United States, Soviet
Union and much of the United
Nations, the invaders had to
retreat, presenting Nasser
with a spectacular political
Recently, Britain was again
at odds with the leading Arab
nationalist state not Egypt
but Syria, whose involvement
in the El Al aircraft bomb plot
last April caused Britain to
break off diplomatic relations
with Damascus.
As in 1956, Britain finds
itself uncomfortably isolated.
This time, it is the Israelis and
the Americans who are siding
with Britain. But France, Bri-
tain's 1966 comrade-in-arms,
has turned a deaf ear to British
pleas for solidarity; so did the
other European Economic
Community (EEC) partners,
not to mention the Soviet
Union which stridently sup-
ported the extreme Syrian
IT IS THE Syrians
themselves who have drawn a
parallel between the present
British-Syrian rift and the
events of 1956. Syrian officials
are claiming that Britain had
conspired against Damascus
with the U.S. and Israel just as
in 1966 they had plotted
against Nasser with France
and Israel.
The British reappraisal of
Eden emerges in the official
biography of him by historian
and fellow Conservative Party
Solitician Robert Rhodes
ames, published here last
In it, the author largely vin-
dicates Eden's motives for try-
ing to topple Nasser and places
much of the blame for his
failure on the slowness of Bri-
tain's military operations, on
the ambiguity of U.S.
Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles, and the doubters in the
British Cabinet.
He also excuses Eden's con-
troversial habit of equating
Nasser with Hitler or
Mussolini, pointing out that it
was the then Labor opposition
leader Hugh Gaitskell who had
first made this emotive com-
parison. At the same time,
James emphasizes the danger
which the revolutionary Egyp-
tian leader increasingly posed,
Continued on Page 18-
Friday, November 14. 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Bitter Confrontation Ends Amicably
Continued from Page 1
because the Orthodox have prevented it from renting other premises. Jerusalem
Mayor Teddy Kollek has offered the congregation land to build a house of wor-
ship and has promised to assist in raising funds for the new building.
IN NEW YORK, six presidents of Conservative Jewish organizations con-
demned the disruption oi the Reform Simchat Torah services and criticized
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Minister of Religious Affairs Zevulun Ham-
mer for their failure to speak out against the disruption. The Conservative
leaders said recently in a statement:
"Violence against the free practice of religion is a most dangerous threat to
civil rights and against the principles of a democratic society. The outrageous
events in the Kol Haneshama Congregation on Oct. 24 are essentially contrary to
the historical practice of Judaism and Ahavat Yisrael love of Judaism."
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Update ... Opinion
Residents of a Tel Aviv
suburb were delighted when
the municipality installed a
"nature corner" where
children could see birds and
animals thriving in natural
surroundings. Their pleasure
turned to dismay when they
found that cocks in the
"nature corner" summoned
residents to greet the dawn at
3 a.m. every day. The com-
munity complained to the
Noise Committee which
ordered the municipality to
move the cocks to the national
safari park at Ramat Gan. In-
spectors were sent to catch the
cocks but somebody must have
tipped the birds off about the
raid they were nowhere to
be found. As soon as the in-
spectors left, the cocks moved
back home again and express-
ed their delight all through the
The Arab-League boycott of
anything even remotely con-
nected with Israel or Jews, has
added to its hit-list of an
"enemy of humanity" the fruit
section of Harrod's Depart-
ment Store in London. The en-
tire store is being boycotted
despite the fact it is the Queen
of England's favorite store
and is, in fact, now owned by
Arabs. Harrod's is popular
with their Arab clientele who
shop there for food imported
from around the world, in-
cluding fresh produce from
Despite its six year war with
Iran, Iraq said it is ready to
allow Iranian troops to pass
through their territory on
their way to attack Israel. Ob-
viously, the Islamic nations
unite on one point their
hatred of Israel.
An Israeli camel expert
claims if properly bred and
raised, camels could become
the dairy cows of the desert. A
camel can produce between 12
and 20 quarts of milk a day.
And camel milk does not sour.
A disclosure Bill, drafted
and sponsored by the
American Jewish Congress
has gone into effect. It re-
quires disclosure by American
Universities of grants from
foreign sources and the condi-
tions of such gifts. This in-
cludes faculty assignments,
establishment of departments,
lecture programs and financial
aid to students of a specified
country, religion, sex, ethnic
origin or political opinion. All
disclosure reports will be open
public records.
The West German govern-
ment will contribute towards
building an international
meeting center for young peo-
ple at Auschwitz, to improve
international understanding.
The idea for the Center came
from the West Berlin
Evangelical Church.
A Square in Salonika was
renamed the Square of the
Jewish Martyrs, in memory of
the 56,000 Greek Jews
murdered by the Nazis. The
Square is bordered on one side
by a school built in memory of
the 12,000 Greek children
murdered in the Holocaust.
Rabbi Yossef, who heads the
Sephardi Council of Sages in
Israel, gave his. opinion in
response to an inquiry by Or-
thodox Israeli Jews leaving on
an organized trip to Spain. In-
cluded in their program was a
visit to a bullfight. Could it go
ahead? The answer was "No!
Never!." Rabbi Yossef stated
that a bullfight was against the
basic tenets of Judaism, which
insist on protection of animal
life against wanton destruc-
tion. Rabbi Yossef urged the
travellers to go to a zoo
Oil tycoon Armand Hammer
formed a group of investors to
search for oil in the mountains
and ravines of the western and
central Negev. The prospec-
ting is based on promising
results obtained from
geological surveys. Dr. Ham-
mer also plans to have a gas
pipeline from Egypt to Israel.
Rome's first Mosque may
have to be demolished: because
the architect miscalculated
and designed it to face Tel
Aviv instead of Mecca. It is
claimed the building is five
degrees off course, meaning
that Moslems would actually
be praying in the direction of
Israel. The Italian architect is
trying to avoid demolishing
the building while still satisfy-
ing Moslems.
Franz Vranitzkv, Austrian
Chancellor, attended the Yom
Kippur service in Vienna's
Central Synagogue, as the
guest of the Jewish communi-
ty. This was the first time that
the head of an Austrian
government attended such a
A recent survey of the
Negev Desert revealed that
the town of Arad was built
over $5 billion worth of
phosphates. This was not
known when the town was
founded. Now, the city faces
the dilemma of how to extract
the phosphates and preserve
the town. A new phosphate
plant on the edge of Arad
would cause poisonous
materials to cover the town
and ruin its unique ecological
Professor Nir of Hebrew
University's Agriculture
Faculty has taken a hard look
at the feed presented to most
of Israel's chickens, and found
that softening the texture of
the pellets did much to im-
prove their appetite. Ap-
parently, the birds prefer soft
pellets to powdery mixture
because they like the feel of
the texture on their beaks.
"Chickens are not nearly as
feather-brained as we general-
ly imagine," he says. The
discovery could lead to
cheaper poultry.
Mystery surrounds the
disappearance from the Saint-
Joseph Prison in Lyon of all
documents referring to Klaus
Barbie the notorious Nazi
"Butcher of Lyon" who is be-
ing held at the jail awaiting
Dr. Levi-Montalcini who
won the 1986 Nobel Prize for
Medicine was born in Turin in-
to a distinguished Italian-
Jewish family, and is proud of
her Jewishness. She was bar-
red from Italian universities
because of the fascist racial
law of 1938, but pursued her
studies in Neurology, setting
up a mini laboratory in her
bedroom, and later in a
farmhouse on the outskirts
of Turin, where she lived on
omelettes made with the eggs
she had previously used for her
work on embryos. During
World War II, she was active
in the Resistance movement
under an assumed name.
An unusually large number
of Roman Catholics, including
many scholars, attended a
series of lectures on the
history of Polish Jewry recent-
ly held in one of Europe's
oldest universities in Cracow.
The four-day international
conference included
assimilated Polish Jews whose
interest in Jewish history was
reawakened by the Con-
ference. Of the 3,500,000 Jews
living in Poland in 1939, three
million were murdered by the
Nazis. The present number of
Jews in Poland is no more than
The Church of Jesus Christ
Christian launched a
recruiting campaign in Bri-
tain. Their leader is a former
U.S. Army Engineer. The Sect
is known as the Aryan Na-
tions. Members of this group
were convicted of the murder
of Alan Berg, a Denver Jewish
radio commentator who had
persistently criticized them.
They were also convicted of
bank robberies, counterfeiting
and plotting to murder Jews
and bomb Synagogues. Their
literature consistently
describes the media as
"Jewsmedia" and preaches
racism, anti-Semitism and
sometimes advocates violence.
A British book publisher who
participated in the first inter-
national book fair in Peking,
said his entire display of books
of Jewish interest was bought,
in its entirety, for the Chinese
library system. He was told
that the Chinese government
has appointed a senior official
to document and record the
history of former Jewish com-
munities in China, and to
publicize sites where they liv-
ed, for the benefit of Jewish
and other visitors to the
Ever wonder how the
Biblical land of Israel actually
looked? Ten minutes' drive
from Ben-Gurion Airport, bet-
ween Jerusalem and Tel Aviv,
lies Neot Kedumin, a Biblical
Landscape Reserve. Within
are flowers and plants men-
tioned in the Bible and
Talmud; a Garden of Wisdom
Literature, with trees and date
palms growing as they did in
the Temple Courtyard design-
ed by King Solomon. You
might bump into a desert
shrub which produced the rope
Delilah used to bind Samson;
there are willows and myrtles
used on the Feast of the Taber-
nacles and herbs used at
Israel's first woman
General, Brigadier-General
Amira Do tan, was promoted
from Colonel. Up to now,
"Colonel" was tne highest
rank a woman in the Israeli ar-
my could attain. General
Dotan is the head of the
Women's Army Corps.
Planners of a township on
the West Bank have a $4
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Someone did what you should
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the archaeologists "just to see
if there's anything there
before we clear the land." To
the mingled joy and despair of
the Ministry, the ar-
chaeologists uncovered what is
thought to be the best Byzan-
tine church in all of Israel, con-
taining whole floors of ex-
quisite mosaics and an adjoin-
ing churchyard cemetery. Two
headaches are what to do
about the Cohanim who must
have lived over the cemetery
and what to do about clearing
the people out of the flats in
order to open the site to the
public. It is estimated it will
cost $4 million to buy the peo-
ple out of their flats.
Our efforts to free Soviet
Jews must go forward with
renewed vigor. At great per-
sonal peril, 400,000 Jews in
the Soviet Union have
registered their desire to
emigrate to Israel and to ex-
press their Jewishness as free
people. An immensity of
Jewish intellect is imprisoned
behind the Iron Curtain. Is
ours to be the generation that
puts the comfort of our ex-
istence in freedom ahead of ef-
forts to rescue our brethren
suffering under Soviet
Egypt's Minister of Defense
and War Production, Abdal
Halim Abu Ghazalah, stated
that Egypt must continue cur-
rent levels of military spen-
ding "to deter hostile powers
with ambitions in the Arab
homeland and to be a match
for Israel's growing armed
Ghazalah told a Kuwaiti dai-
ly that since the 1973 war his
country's military hardware
and training have increased
several times over.
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Stanley Brenner, Chairman
of the Demographic Study
Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, has appointed 12
members of the community to
serve on the Demographic
Study Committee. In making
the announcement, Mr. Bren-
ner said that "the members of
the committee were chosen
based on their knowledge of
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programs and to help plan for
future needs. To facilitate this
goal, they will be constructing
a questionnaire with input
from agencies and synagogues
to be used for a community-
wide telephone survey to com-
mence Feb. 1, 1987.
The telephone survey will
help the Federation determine
population size and
the community as a result of geographical distribution,
their prior or current par-
ticipation in Federation, its
beneficiary agencies or
synagogues and/or their long-
time residency in our com-
munity. I am pleased that
these committed people have
accepted this responsibility
and that their combined
abilities will serve the com-
munity well."
Comprising the committee
are Ellen Bovamik, Buddie
Robert Fitterman,
Helen Hauben, Angela Gallic-
chio, Harvey Goldberg, Trudy SSiJSJL
Gordon, Rabbi Howard ****
population characteristics in
terms of age, household struc-
ture, generation, residential
history, education, occupation,
income, and Jewish identifica-
tion and affiliation. Informa-
tion will also be gathered
about service utilization as
well as attitudes towards com-
munity issues and institutions.
In addition, data will be com-
piled which will help the
Federation increase its
already successful annual
Campaign to meet the ever
growing needs in this corn-
Members of the Demographic Study Com- Planning and Budgeting. Seated are (left to
Shapiro, Leah Siskin, Dr. Nor-
ma Schulman, Carol Shubs,
and Bertram Tamarkin. Serv-
ing as consultants to the com-
mittee are Dr. Ira Sheskin of
the University of Miami, and
Gary Tobin, Professor at
Brandeis University. Susan
Schwartz, Federation's Direc-
tor of Planning and
Budgeting, has been assigned
as the staff person to the
The committee will be
gathering data to enable the
Federation, its beneficiary
agencies, synagogues, and
other organizations to provide
for delivery of services and
Bar Mitzvah
David Steven Lebenson, son
of Susan Lebenson of Palm
Beach Gardens, will celebrate
his Bar Mitzvah Saturday,
Nov. 15 at Temple Beth David,
Palm Beach Gardens. Rabbi
William Marder and Cantor
Earl Rackoff will officiate.
David is an eighth grade stu-
dent at Howefl Watkins Jr.
High. He enjoys baseball,
basketball and soccer. He is
presently on his school
baseball team.
He will be twinned with
Alexander Klesman of the
Soviet Union to highlight the
plight of Soviet Jewry. David's
grandparents, Max and Maye
Shapiro of The Fountains,
Lake Worth will attend.
For more information, con-
tact Ms. Schwartz at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
mittee meet to compose the questionnaire
to be used in the upcoming telephone
survey. Standing are (left to right) Stanley
Brenner, Chairman; Dr. Ira Sheakin, Con-
sultant; and Susan Schwartz, Director of
right) Helen Hanben, Angela Gallicchio.
Ellen Bovaraih, Rabbi Howard Shapiro,
Dr. Norma Schulman, and Robert
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(Left to right) Executive Director E. Drew
Gackenheimer congratulates volunteers nmH tn -xmto\ a._, rhPn
nett M. Berman (right) add* his congratula- r^fnitlon for their I'000 nour8 0t
tiona for their contributions. aervlce.
(Left to right) Jean Cohen
and Gertrude Levitan each
contributed 750 hours of ser-
vice time to the Center in
Center volunteers who donated 500 hours of service to the
Center line up with Volunteer Coordinator, Micki Ross
(center rear). (Left to right) Nettie Moss, Philip Joseph,
Mollie Joseph, Marine Rubin, Fan Buckner, Sylvia Gold,
Mary Lebowiti, Sylvia Schuster and Genevieve Silberman.
Not pictured are Joe Abel, Annette Dronzik, Meyer Ein-
binder and Mildred Teaser.
Volunteers Honored
at Morse Geriatric Center
The third annual Volunteer
Recognition Day of the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center was
held Sunday morning, Nov. 3
in the Center Lowe
Over 22,400 hours of
volunteer service to the elderly
and infirmed residents of the
Center were donated in 1986
by the nearly 300 member
volunteer corps.
The program for the celebra-
tion featured an address by
Center President Bennett M.
Berman, and Executive Direc-
tor E. Drew Gackenheimer,
who spoke of the vital work
Shamir: Stop
Soviet Jewry
'Drop-Out' Rate
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
charged that Jews who leave
the Soviet Union with Israeli
visas but settle in countries
other than Israel gravely en-
danger efforts to ease emigra-
tion restrictions for Soviet
During a Knesset debate on
the issue, Shamir said Israel
should use every means at its
disposal to end the drop-out
phenomenon. He appealed to
the Soviet government to
allow direct flights from
Moscow to Israel.
At present, Jews leaving the
USSR go to Vienna where
they decide their ultimate
destination. Only 104 Jews left
the Soviet Union last month.
The number who chose not to
go to Israel was not im-
mediately known.
the volunteers do in sustaining
the Center with their commit-
ment of energy and time.
David Daniels, president of the
Center's Resident Council
thanked the volunteers on
behalf of the Council and
residents. Volunteer Coor-
dinator, Micki Ross, concluded
the program with a special
tribute to all the volunteers. A
buffet followed on the Center's
patio garden.
As the Morse Geriatric
Center continues to expand,
the need for more concerned
volunteers will be required. If
you are interested in becoming
a volunteer at the Center,
please contact Micki Ross, at
471-5111, Ext. 188 for further
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Curbing Traffic
Accidents in Israel
new system of computerized
infra-red traffic monitors
developed at the Jerusalem
College of Technology (JCT) is
expected to drastically im-
prove Israel's horrendous
record of highway accident
fatalities, which is one of the
highest per capita in the world,
the Friends of the JCT report
The device, known as "black
boxes," is presently being
tested in Israel and shows
great promise of rapidly curb-
ing dangerous driving habits,
according to a report to the
Cabinet in Jerusalem by the
Israel Center for Driving
Research and Injury Preven-
tion. It consists of an electro-
optic traffic monitor with a
built-in video camera designed
by a JCT team headed by
Joseph Bodenheimer and
Gerry Ben-David.
The devices are mounted
between pairs of 20-foot-high
pylons on each side of the
highway. The monitors pro-
vide computerized
photographic print-outs of
every vehicle using the
highways. The print-out
records the speed of the vehi-
cle and the distance between it
and the vehicle immediately
The data enables police to
record speeding and tail-
gating violations, two of the
principal causes of highway ac-
cidents. According to the
police, the system is more ac-
curate and flexible than radar
Since the State of Israel was
founded in 1948, some 14,500
persons have been killed in
road accidents and 185,000 in-
jured. This is significantly
higher per kilometer travelled
than in most developed
Traffic deaths in Israel in
fact are the principal cause of
death among young people and
the mam cause of brain
damage, paralysis and other
permanent disabilities. More
Israelis have been killed or in-
jured on highways than in all
of the country's wars since
Drunk driving is not the ma-
jor problem in Israel. The
Center for Driving Research
attributes the high accident
rate to dangerous but preven-
table driving habits, the worst
being excessive speed
reckless passing and tail!
According to Ben-David,
"We don't have to spend
millions of dollars and wait
years before we see a change
in driving habits. The best
way to prevent accidents and
to save lives is to make the
drivers afraid to drive
Apparently, Israelis at the
wheel fear traffic summonses
more than the consequences of
reckless driving. An interna-
tional conference on driver
safety will be held at the JCT
in Jerusalem in January, 1987.
Open Border
A French news service
reported that Jordanian
authorities will allow West
Bank residents to enter Jor-
dan without restriction and
allow them to remain in the
country indefinitely. The new
g)licy is intended to give West
ankers an opportunity to
"improve their standard of
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Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
UJA Press Service
A holiday is serious business
in the Galilee. It is one of the
new keys for expanding
Jewish settlement, bringing in
vital foreign currency, and
providing livelihoods for hun-
dreds of settlers in this under-
populated part of Israel.
Here on the northern shores
of Lake Kinneret, heavy
machinery is opening new
roads, setting in water and
electric lines, and preparing
this lakeside site for a $12
million tourism center. When
it's done, Mifratz Amnom will
sparkle with holidays villages,
beaches, marinas and other
tourist attractions.
According to Tal Peri, chief
of tourism in the Galilee for
the Jewish Agency, this
United Jewish Appeal/Federa-
tion Campaign-supported pro-
ject will provide continuous
employment for at least 200
Jewish settlers in a region
where the Arab population has
been gaining the numerical ad-
vantage. Mifratz Amnom will
also likely draw about 100,000
(mostly Jewish) tourists a
Peri said that the project will
be run by a consortium of kib-
butzim and moshavim (Israeli
communal settlements), and is
intended to provide profitable
employment to settlers in the
region, therefore helping to
assert the Jewish presence in
the eastern Galilee. Other
UJA/Federation funded ef-
forts are present in the area
Moshav Amirim is offering
good health and country living
to tourists who take advantage
of their low cost "Guest of the
Family" program. This
completely-vegetarian settle-
ment attracts visitors in-
terested in swimming, and hik-
ing, and offers a full ration of
sunshine, exercise, relaxation
and good diet.
MaGiliot, settled by Jewish
immigrants from Iran, has a
folkloristic restaurant featur-
ing the decor, costumes, music
and menus of the Kurdistani
Jewish tradition.
When the new settlers of
Moshav Kahal moved into
their permanent homes a few
months ago, they went right to
work sprucing up their original
temporary homes. Today,
tourists can stay in those
renovated caravan homes at
prices much cheaper than
hotels, and benefit from the
moshav's store, private kit-
chen and extraordinary views.
Near Sfad, other settlers
are establishing a school for
lovers of the land. The more
adventurous types can learn
forest survival techniques
while the leisure class can ride
across the landscape in an old-
fashioned horse-drawn
Scores of other projects are
sprouting in the Galilee. Ehud
Zuk, the Jewish Agency's head
of tourism for all Israel, said
these small, UJA/Federation-
sponsored ventures by
American Jews who give to
their local UJA/Federation
Campaign, fulfill critical func-
tions. They set a self-sufficient
Jewish presence into key
areas. They provide alter-
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no longer needed in
agriculture because of
mechanization. They draw
foreign currency into Israel,
and encourage aliyah. They en-
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And, they encourage preserva-
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Zuk recalled that David Ben-
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farmer and feed a cow? Is it
not also honorable to feed a
Ben-Gurion recanted and the
Israel tourism industry was
born. Today, it is an important
cornerstone of the Israeli
Second Term
Miriam Yenkin has been elected to
a second term as president of the
Columbus Jewish Federation,
which is celebrating its 60th
construction, inch as that shown above, is underway in
Israel's Galilee, it's northern soetkm, where toarism is ex-
pected to boeoBM an increasingly important industry.
American Jews are playing a role in development here
through the UJA/Federation Campaign.
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Action Agenda Set to Aid Soviet Jewry
A 12 y Community Plea
for Sov Jewry Action Agen-
da to bi i the plight of Soviet
Jewry i this community's at-
tention as been set by the
Soviet ;wry Task Force of
the C nmunity Relations
Counci f the Jewish Federa-
tion oi Palm Beach County.
The an ouncement was made
by Terry Rapaport, Chairman,
and Rabbi Joel Levine, Co-
According to Mrs. Rapaport
and Rabbi Levine, the
community-wide Action Agen-
da will be inaugurated on Fri-
day, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec.
6 with all area synagogues
holding Soviet Jewry Sabbath.
"Rabbis in our community will
be devoting their Sabbath ser-
mons to highlighting the
systematic harassment and
repression of fundamental
human rights of Soviet Jews,"
noted Rabbi Levine.
Christian members of the
community will show their
solidarity with the Jewish com-
munity on this issue when they
gather together on Tuesday,
Dec. 9, 9 a.m., at Faith
Lutheran Church for an Inter-
faith Outcry For Soviet Jewry.
Guest speakers will be
Clarence Wagner, Jr., Ex-
ecutive Director of Bridges for
Peace, the evangelical Chris-
tian organization working in
the area of Christian-Jewish
relations, and Rabbi Yechiel
Eckstein of Chicago, founder
and President of the Holyland
Fellowship of Christians and
Jews. Rev. John F. Frerking,
Pastor of Faith Lutheran
Church, said, "For us to say
nothing, to do nothing is the
Community Adopts Two Refuseniks
Continued from Page 1
tion in the city of Biysk, where
everyone including the janitor
is considered "secrecy. When
Cherna worked there, she
pledged not to leave the Soviet
Union for a period of five years
after she finished her work.
This period ended in 1976 but
she was still refused an exit
visa. She was told in 1982 by
her former boss that her
period of "secrecy" had ended.
Cherna moved to Novosibir-
sk with her family in 1971 and
worked in a factory which pro-
duced general goods. Condi-
tions there were very bad as
she was harassed by her co-
workers and officials. Her mail
from her daughters in Israel
had been intercepted. Her
health deteriorated to such an
extent that she was dismissed
from her job in 1980, having
spent most of the previous
year in a hospital. Since then
she has undergone a serious
heart operation.
In a telephone conversation
in Oct. 1986, Cherna said she
suffers from encephalitis syn-
drome and has incredible
headaches. She said she has
severe pains in her stomach
and has a chronic skin pro-
blem. She is verv depressed
and her children fear that she
will not survive another
The other refusenik adopted
by this community is 28-year-
old Yuli Edleshtein, a former
English teacher, who has been
a refusenik for four years. In
February, 1978, he applied for
an exit visa but was refused on
the grounds that his father had
access to secret material.
Since his parents have been
divorced for a long time and he
has had no contact with his
Palm Beach Post Editor Tom Kelly addresses the meeting of
the Soviet Jewry Task Force at which the community
refuseniks were adopted. He spoke about his trip to Russia
where he met with several refusenik families including the
wife of Yuli Edelshtein.
father for over 20 years, this
seems to be a pretext.
Yuli had been working as an
artist's model and English
translator until he became a
victim of the KGB. In August
1984 Soviet authorities detain-
ed him in a Moscow police sta-
tion and accused him of
possessing narcotics. Friends,
who know him to be honest
and pious, maintained that the
drugs were planted. They
claimed that his arrest
resulted only from his commit-
ment to the study and teaching
of Hebrew and Jewish culture.
At his trial, his lawyer was
not allowed to cross-examine
prosecution witnesses. No one
was permitted to testify for
the defense. He was sentenced
to threeyears for possession of
drugs. Throughout the whole
affair, authorities kept hinting
that drugs were routinely used
for Jewish religious rites
another form of the old blood
libel charge.
On March 4,1985, Yuli's ap-
peal was turned down. He was
sent to labor camp in the Ulan
Ude area where conditions are
reported to be hard. Friends
and relatives are now very
concerned about his survival.
For more information con-
tact Jack Karako, Staff
Associate, at the Federation
office, 832-2120.
Protest Sparked By Anne Frank Diary
Anne Frank Center here has
joined the mounting national
protest against a Federal court
ruling that upheld the right of
a group of Christian fun-
damentalist parents in
Greeneville, Tenn. to keep
their children out of the local
public school when "The Diary
of Anne Frank," among a long
list of other books, was read in
classrooms as part of the
The decision by Judge
Thomas Hull on Oct. 24 that
the parents had the right to
protect their children from
what they consider "Godless"
influences and teach them to
read at home, shocked
academic, legal, publishing
and religious circles all over
the country.
"THE DIARY of Anne
Frank," along with such
classics as "The Wizard of
Oz," was found objectionable
by the parents because they
stress humanitarian values
and deem all religions to be of
equal value, an anathema to
the religious right. All of the
books cited in the case are part
of a basic reading series
published by Holt, Rinehart
and Winston.
At a press conference at the
Netherlands Club here, Oct.
28, the Anne Frank Center
stated that it "joins with na-
tional and international
leaders to condemn attempts
to ban 'The Diary of Anne
Frank' and other books from
public schools and libraries.
The Center calls for the reaf-
firmation of the 'Diary' as a
vital tool for education and
Joining in the appeal were
W. Thomas Osborne, U.S.
director of the Anne Frank
Foundation; the Hon. Joop
Den Uyl, former Prime
Minister of the Netherlands;
Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R.,
N.Y.); Mayor Edward Koch of
New York; Bishop Philip
Cousin, President of the Na-
tional Council of Churches;
Rabbi Mark Tanenbaum, In-
ternational Director of the
American Jewish Committee;
Continued on Page 14-
same as casting a negative
vote, thus aligning with the
evil forces in the world which
seek to destroy the basic
human rights of the faithful."
Serving as the cornerstone
for the entire Action Agenda is
the Community Plea for Soviet
Jewry to be held on Wednes-
day, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., at
Temple Beth El. The rally will
feature an extensive program
including keynote speaker Rae
Ginsburg, Vice Chairman, In-
ternational Commission for
the National Jewish Communi-
ty Relations Advisory Council.
Concluding the 12-day calen-
dar of events will be a rousing
Children's Plea for Soviet
Jewry on Wednesday, Dec. 17,
7 p.m., at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School. The
"Zimriah," or songfest, will
feature a program sponsored
by the Jewish Education
Department of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County in cooperation with the
Jewish Educators Council with
children from religious
schools, the Jewish Communi-
ty Day School, and Midrasha-
Judaica High School singing
songs of freedom and solidari-
ty. As part of this effort, they
will also be writing letters and
sending Chanukah candles to
the families of Soviet
Refuseniks. Plans are also
underway for a telephone con-
ference call with one of our
community's refuseniks.
In commenting on the
necessity to mobilize communi-
ty support on behalf of Soviet
Jewry, Mrs. Rapaport said,
"As many as 400,000 Soviet
Jews have applied for exit
visas and have been refused.
As a result they suffer
persecution, loss of jobs and
imprisonment. It has been
shown that public opinion has
great influence on the actions
of the Soviet government on
this issue. Therefore, we must
add our voices to the public
outcry and say, 'Let our people
For more information con-
tact Jack Karako, Staff
Associate, at the Federation
office, 832-2120.
Two Programs Offered
For Teacher Training
In recognition of the fact
that effective teachers con-
tinually seek ways to increase
their knowledge of subject
matter and to improve
classroom teaching techni-
ques, the Jewish Education
Department of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County is offering two dif-
ferent programs for Jewish
According to Ann Lynn Lip-
ton, Jewish Education Direc-
tor, this year's teacher train-
ing programs "have some very
unique aspects that we hope
will meet the needs of our local
teachers as well as enrich their
skills and knowledge. We are
very excited especially about
the Tutorial Teaming which is
a brand new approach to
teacher training and quite in-
novative in its concept."
The Tutorial Teaming will
give teacher participants an
opportunity to identify the
area they would like to work
on be it Judaic, Hebraic or
pedagogic and then they will
be matched with a Jewish
educator experienced in the
subject areas they wish to pur-
sue. Together, the team will
select the subject and
materials they will explore.
The teams will meet no less
than every two weeks to
review and study together.
The student will be responsible
for doing independent study
between sessions. Instructors
will include local Jewish
educators, agency staff and
rabbis. Time and place for
meetings will be at the discre-
tion of the tutor and student.
Examples of the one-on-one
tutoring include Hebrew
literacy, Hebrew conversation,
Bible, Social Studies or any
other topic that has potential
for Jewish self-enrichment
and/or professional growth.
The second program will be
a Sunday Seminar. The first
offering this academic year is
entitled, "Models and
Modalities for Effective
Teaching." This course will
run for eight sessions beginn-
ing Nov. 16 and ending Feb. 1
(with appropriate vacation
times off). It will be taught by
Dr. Elliot Schwartz, Ad-
ministrative Assistant in the
Jewish Education Depart-
ment. Dr. Schwartz is new to
this community having served
as Director of the Bureau of
Jewish Education of Rhode
Island for the past 16 years.
The classes will be held at
Temple Israel, 1901 North
Flagler Drive, West Palm
Beach, from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Teachers are asked to bring a
brown bag lunch and drinks
will be provided. Credit will be
given towards teacher ac-
creditation and a small study
stipend will be available to all
participants who complete the
For more information con-
tact Ms. Lipton, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
Synagogue in Rumania Burns Down
synagogue in the Rumanian
town of Bohush in Moldavia
was burned to the ground after
its janitor was stabbed by
unknown assailants late last
month. Rumanian Chief Rabbi
Moses Rosen reported the inci-
dent in a Kol Israel Radio in-
terview last Sunday.
He said the arson occurred a
day after a visit to the provin-
cial synagogue by the Hasidic
Rebbe of Bohush who lives in
Israel, accompanied by several
of his followers. The janitor
suffered knife wounds on his
face and arms.
Rosen said there have been
scattered anti-Semitic in-
cidents in Rumania in recent
years and anti-Semitic lyrics to
a popular song were published
recently in a major newspaper.
But no synagogue was ever
burned down before, Rabbi
Rosen said.

Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 18
First Liver Transplant in Israel
The first human liver
transplant operation in Israel
vas performed successfully
)ct. 21 at the Rambam
dedical Center (Haifa) by Dr.
gal Kam on Mira
Shichmanter, a 39-year-old
nother of two from K'far
In a 20-hour operation Mrs.
IShichmanter, received the
lliver of a 19-year-old soldier
(who had been fatally injured in
Ian automobile accident several
|days earlier.
Mrs. Shichmanter had been
suffering for almost seven
years from a chronic liver
Dr. Igal Kam, who per-
formed the surgery, studied
with Dr. Thomas Staral of
Pittsburgh, the renowned
transplant surgeon at
Hospital. Dr. Stand recognized
Dr. Kam as the most outstan-
ding member of his team and
the only surgeon in Israel to-
day capable of performing the
Dr. Kam is head of the
surgical team at the Joseph H.
Strelitz Transplant Institute at
the Rambam Medical Center.
The institute is a special pro-
ject funded by the American
Friends of the Rambam
Medical Center, an organiza-
tion dedicated to raising funds
for a multitude of projects
critically needed by the Ram-
bam Medical Center in Israel.
Harry Babush of Boynton
Beach, on the Board of Direc-
tors of the American Friends,
is himself a recipient of a liver
Harry Babush (left) of Boynton Beach pictured here with Dr.
Igal Kam of the Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, who per-
formed the first liver transplant surgery in Israel (Oct. 21).
Mr. Babush, a member of the Board of Directors of the
American Friends of the Rambam Medical Center, is himself
the recipient of a liver transplant. He visited with Dr. Kam on
a recent Mission to Israel of the American Friends.
already are
a Zionist...
If you believe in the unity of the Jewish people and
the centrality of Israel in Jewish life...
tf you stand for strengthening the democratic State
of Israel...
If you support the ingathering of the Jewish people
to its historic home, Eretz Yisrael...
If you advocate the preservation of the Jewish
people and their identity through education and
cultural programming...
If you care about the protection of Jewish rights,
and all minority rights, everywhere...
If you believe in these principles of the Zionist
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But are you acting on your beliefs?
Zionism today.
It all started with a dream...
Zionism emerged from the deep yearning of a
people to return to their Biblical homeland. A people,
dispersed by time and terror, seeking a new national
movement incorporating aspirations so often
challenged by pogroms and torturous times.
It was these aspirations for freedom that were so
similar to those that gave birth to America. And their
fulfillment was the creation of the State of Israel, in
a way that resonates strongly in the hearts of all
Americans. And in the million who have joined
the Zionist Movement.
It the Zionist Movement
the way?
Without an organized movement in
which Jews are publicly identified, there
can be no democratic action. Not for
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The resettlement in Israel of
1,800,000 immigrants from over
100 countries. The vast educa-
tional program for many
hundreds of thousands of
youngsters in Israel and in
the United States. The ini-
tiation of the struggle to
rescue Soviet Jewry,
Ethiopian Jewry, and
Jews in peril through-
out the globe.
You can continue this endeavor as part of a mean-
ingful American Jewish community by lending voice
to the Zionist Movement. By standing up and being
counted. This is the American way. the way for the
1,000,000 Americans who presently declare with
pride, "I am a Zionist."
How can I be effective?
1. Affiliate. Join any of the 16 American Zionist
organizations. Just mail the coupon for membership
information. Today.
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is the only democratic legislative body for world
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Benjamin Cohen,
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Executive Director
AZF Constituent Organizations:
American Zionist Youth Council / American Jewish
League / Americans for Progressive Israel / AMU
Woman / Ass'n. of Reform Zionists of America / Bnai
Zion / Emunah Women / Hadassah < Herut Zionists of
America / Mercaz Labor Zionist Alliance North
American Aliyah Movement / Na'amat-USA / Religious
Zionists of America / Zionist Organization of America /
Zionist Student Movement

Page 14 The Jewiah Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 14, 1986
Accounting Firm
Promotes Israel Bonds
Howard Feldman, managing
partner of Laventhol and Hor-
wath, West Palm Beach office,
accepted the Freedom Award
fresented by the State of
srael at a luncheon held
recently in the Hyatt Hotel.
Joining Mr. Feldman were
L and H partners Stan Bren-
ner and Alan Oken along with
a select number of L and H
clients who were invited to be
acquainted with the new
securities available today
through the Israel Bond
This luncheon was one of
many educational receptions
being sponsored by Laventhol
and Horwath partners in ma-
jor communities in the United
States. During a given period,
L and H partners in 29 com-
munities and clients in 25
cities from Anchorage to San
Juan have participated in this
program launched at L and H
national headquarters. Part of
an intensive nationwide com-
munal project involving the
Israel Bond organisation, the
Erogram concluded with
and H Executive Partner,
George L. Bernstein accepting
the Israel Prime Minister's
Medal, one of the highest and
most prestigious honors
presented by the Israel Bond
Laventhol and Horwath, 8th
largest accounting firm in the
United States, has encouraged
its partners to direct some of
their own funds to the pur-
chase of Israel Bonds through
a memorandum that notes that
the Variable Rate Issue Bonds
are the most advantageous
and flexible instruments for
employee benefit plans and for
individuals. The memo further
notes that in view of the at-
tractive yields, Bonds are well
suited to retirement plans.
The variable rate bond (VRI)
carries an interest rate that
represents a floor of 7.5 per-
cent plus one half of the dif-
ference between 7.5 percent
and the average U.S. prime
rate, as determined on a semi-
annual basis and is now paying
7.75 percent. In May 1985, the
IVRI was established to pro-
vide smaller employee benefit
funds with the opportunity to
obtain a high yielding security
for their portfolios as well as to
provide individuals with the
opportunities for high-yielding
investments. The IVRI has a
minimum annual rate of 6 per-
cent plus half the difference
between 6 percent and prime
and is now paying 6.75 per-
cent. L and H recommends
Israel Bonds as prudent in-
vestments, providing attrac-
tive and competitive interest
Palm Beach West Chapter is offering a trip on The
Jungle Queen on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31.
Bus leaves Carteret Savings Bank West Gate at 4:30.
Aliya Lake Worth Chapter will hold its next meeting on
Monday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 315
North A St., Lake Worth. "Life and Liberty For Those
Who Believe" will be shown. Refreshments will be served.
Cypress Lakes-Leisureville meeting will be held
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1 p.m. at the American Savings and
Loan, West Dr. and Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.
Guest speaker will be noted Jewish Educator Dr. Elliott
Schwartz of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County,
accompanied by exchange students. Mini-lunch will be
Golds Meir-Boynton Beach will hold a "White Elephant
Sale" at the Flea Market in Delray Beach on Sunday, Nov.
Tikvah West Palm Beach meeting will be Nov. 17, at
Anshei Sholom, 1 p.m., boutique 12:30. Entertainment;
singer Shoshana Flexer. Dec. 14 Flea Market at Century
Corners, contact Florence Steckman.
Poale Zion will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. at the
American Savings Bank Century Village. The guest
speaker will be Julius Cogen, former Midwest represen-
tative of the Israel Histadrut Campaign. He will speak on
"Israel in a Changing World." All are welcome.
The Palm Beach Section will hold its next meeting on
Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Royce Hotel at 10 a.m.
The guest speaker will be Nan Rich, Florida State Public
Affairs CcnCnairwoman and a National Board member. As
HIPPY (Home Instruction Program for Pre-school
Youngsters) Co-ordinator for the Miami Program, she will
explain how this most successful program in Israel will be
used in Florida. National Council of Jewish Women is the
sponsor of the program in Israel where it is being used to
help disadvantaged Israeli children raise their educational
Golds Meir Pioneer Women will have their paid-up Lun-
cheon on Nov. 19, 1 p.m. at American Savings Bank,
Westgate and Okeechobee. The "Performers" will
Left to right: Alan Oken; Howard Feldman,
waging partner Laventhol and Horwath;
Saul Freodsman. National Israel Bonds;
Stan Brenner;
Israel Bonds.
Robin Berger, Director
Protest Sparked By Anne Frank Diary
Continued from Page 12
and a group of prominent ac-
tors, playwrights and authors.
ELI WALLACH, the actor,
who performed in the stage
version of "The Diary of Anne
Frank," told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency at the
press conference that "to
counter this thing" he would
work with the Center to help
raise funds to pay legal ex-
penses to appeal Hull's deci-
sion. Wallach said the Ten-
nessee ruling was a blow to
pluralism in American schools.
"Could you imagine if a Jewish
or Moslem child" refused to
read books considered objec-
tionable? he asked. In reply to
a question, he said he believed
the Reagan Administration
contributed to the Tennessee
case by its indication "that the
left liberals have been for-
bidding religion in the
Sheldon Harnick, lyricist of
"Fiddler on the Roof," and
playwrights Wendy Wassers-
tein and Christopher Durang,
affirmed their determination
to speak out on behalf of
"Anne Frank" as well as the
freedom to read and learn in
accordance with the liberties
guaranteed by the United
States Constitution.
of "The Upstairs Room," a
book about her own ex-
periences as a Jewish child
hiding in Holland during the
war, said, "I wonder if our
children are not supposed to
know there really was a World
War II." She said her book has
been removed from libraries in
the South.
Osborne observed, "The
message of Anne Frank ...
has lifted her up as a symbol of
one among millions, and as an
innocent child among the
worst censorship ... the con-
tents of her message (is) that
she sees goodness in
Osborne added, "America is
not a Christian nation. That's
a dangerous proposition for
anyone to put forth. America
is a safe haven for Christian
believers and people of all
If you need job development assistance, please attend
I the "Job Seminar" every Monday at 10 a.m., located at:
Jewish Family and Children's Service
2260 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 104
West Palm Beach, FL 88401
For pre-registration contact Carol Barack at 684-1991.
The name of Victor Duke was inadvertently omitted in
the Century Village announcement in the Nov. 7 Jewish
Century Village -
UnitedJewish Appeal
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Our 1986 Federation-United Jewish Appeal campaign
at Century Village raised $166,000 a total for which we
can all be proud! For 1987, our goal is "Phis 60" which
means a total of $216,000. We all know what Israel means
to Jews world-wide. We also know the value to the United
States of a firm, strong Israel.
We need help! We need you!
Century Village-United Jewiah Appeal Committee
Emanuel Appelbaum
Jack Appelbaum
Id. Barton
Tillie Becker
Murray Bernstein
Gertrude Birnback
Teddy Blende*
Barney Cohen
Nathan Cohan
Ada Columbus
Victor Mm
Bertha Goldman
Henry Grossman
Max Harlem
May La Vina
Sol Margolis
Mr. A Mrs. Jake Nussbaum
Lou Perlmaa
Abraham Seaver
Mr. & Mrs. Joe SchaeviU
Coleman Suss man
j SamWadlar
Alice Garflnkel
1.1 will organise an entire area
2.1 will assist in organizing an entire area
3.1 will be responsible for the following buildings
4.1 will help in other ways
Nam* (Print)
Pl*a*e return to: Wadler, Cohen & Grossman, Co-Chairmen
Century Village-United Jewish Appeal
Jewiah Federation of Palm Beach County
501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 306
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Italian Soldiers Saved During WWII Refusenik Being Denied
I Jewish Holocaust survivor
I who was rescued by Italian
I soldiers shared his story with
I the Italian Ambassador to the
lUnited States and the
1 American Jewish Committee
here recently to illustrate the
compassion and
humanitarianism of the
Italians who rescued and pro-
tected Jews during World War
Ivo Herzer, whose family
[ was smuggled into Italian-
occupied territory in 1941 with
the help of Italian soldiers, re-
counted his experience at a
ceremony honoring the Italian
Ambassador, Rinaldo
Petrignani, at AJCommittee
Petrignani said he was
"deeply moved" by Herzer's
dramatic account, which he
said he heard for the first time
at the ceremony. "Now I know
you and your story and I will
never forget it," Petrignani
The AJCommittee presented
Petrignani with a lithograph
depicting a white dove inscrib-
ed with Shalom in Hebrew and
English in deep gratitude "for
assistance given by unknown
and known Italians who risked
their lives" to rescue Jews.
The ceremony came just two
weeks before a major con-
ference at Boston University
which discussed scholarship
and first-hand accounts of the
little known but dramatic
chapter of Holocaust history,
the Italian rescue of Jews.
After being presented with
the lithograph, Petrignani
said, "I accept (it) with humili-
ty, with deep feeling and also
with a sense of sadness
because we all know that all
this should never, never have
happened." He added that he
accepted the honor on behalf
of "the unknown Italians who
are really the recipients."
"This story has to be known
and it has to be told,"
Petrignani said. "The Italians
who rescued Jews did not do it
out of a lofty ideological con-
viction," he said, "but in the
name of sincere, basic human
solidarity." The rescue of the
Jews is "a history of which we
can be proud." Petrignani
acknowledged some persecu-
tion of Jews and discrimina-
tion under the fascist regime
of Benito Mussolini, but said
"the persecution in Italy was
not comparable to what hap-
pened in Germany."
Petrignani said the Italian
people rejected the discrimina-
tion and that those policies had
"alienated the Italian people."
i "There was help and denuncia-
tion at the same time," he
said. "But the Italians showed
solidarity and human
Herzer shared a brief ac-
count of his family's ex-
Iperience with the Italian Am-
Ibassador and members of the
lAJCommittee and the Na-
tional Italian-American Foun-
iation who attended the
Herzer and his family lived
the capital of Croatia,
eb, when Italy, Germany,
lungary and Bulgaria oc-
upied Yugoslavia in April,
[941. About 70,000 Jews hved
pre-war Yugoslavia and
>ut half came under the
[ehemently anti-Semitic rule
the Ustasha, the Croatian
cist party, during the oc-
cupation. Herzer's family was
among those who found
themselves in the Croatian-
ruled territory and decided to
attempt an escape to the
Italian occupied zone.
On Julv 30,1941, Herzer and
his family left home with fake
travel documents and boarded
a train for Spalato, the capital
of Dalmatia occupied by the
Italians. But guerrillas had
blown up part of the railroad
tracks and the family was forc-
ed to disembark in a town call-
ed Gospic, a stronghold of
Croatian fascists.
As he exited the train,
Herzer saw a long line of
Jewish families in chains wear-
ing vellow badges being mar-
ched off to a Croatian concen-
tration camp. Quite by chance,
Herzer's father met a small
group of Italian soldiers near
the home where the family hid
after the aborted escape. He
managed to convey to the
soldiers that he was part of a
nup of Jewish refugees who
red for their lives.
The sergeant reassured
Herzer's father that he would
obtain permission to put the
refugees on a train to Italy.
The sergeant never got that
permission. But late that same
night, he brought a small con-
tingent of Italian soldiers to
the hideout and escorted the
refugees to the train station.
The soldiers even carried their
The refugees boarded an
Italian Army train, where the
sergeant remained by their
side. They were served food
and drink. The sergeant saw to
it that his refugees arrived
safely in Fiume, Italy, where
he beseeched the authorities to
care for the Herzer family.
Then he left. Herzer never
knew his name.
Sadly, the Italian authorities
turned back the refugees and
Herzer's family was sent back
to Zagreb, where the Ustasha
had, just one day after their
departure, come to take them
off to a concentration camp
and then occupied their
The family escaped a second
time to Susak, near Fiume,
where they hid from
authorities. After a few weeks.
the Italian police discovered
the refugees, but released
them one day later. They were
taken to the town of Cirqueniz-
za, and there the top officials
of the Fifth Corps of the Se-
cond Army promised the
refugees protection and
freedom to the degree that
was possible in those days.
Later the Herzers and other
refugees were put into intern-
ment camps in Italian territory
but were free to study, wor-
ship in a camp synagogue and
organize themselves in any
way. Herzer completed his
high school education within
an Italian camp.
Medical Help After Beating
Herzer recalled two par-
ticular experiences from that
time which he said illustrated
the deep-felt humanitarianism
and compassion of the Italians
towards the Jews.
On Yom Kippur, October 1,
1941, the military authorities
in Cirquenizza lifted martial
law ana prohibitions on public
assembly to allow the Jews to
hold Yom Kippur services in a
A few months later, just
before Christmas, 1941, an
Italian version of the USO
visited the town and the com-
mander of the Army unit there
invited the Jewish refugees to
the show. The Jews, the only
civilians invited to the show,
were seated in the first row
and told they were the guests
of honor.
About 15 percent of Croa-
tian Jews survived because
they crossed into the Italian
occupation zone, Herzer said.
"In those years, when Europe
abandoned us Italy was our
true homeland," Herzer said.
All historians and survivors
"agree that the basic motiva-
tion for this was the Italian
humanitarianism," he said.
Herzer's experiences have
impelled him to organize the
testimonies and scholarly work
on Italian rescues of Jews dur-
ing the Holocaust. The
culmination of his efforts came
at the Nov. 6-7 conference in
Boston which he chaired. Con-
ference organizers had said
they hoped to produce a book
based on the interchanges at
the conference.
KGB Agents Treat
Nudel Roughly on Bus
Long-time refusenik Ida Nudel
was removed from a Moscow-
bound bus in the city of
Bendery last month while en
route to meet with Elie
Wiesel, who was visiting
Moscow, according to both the
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry and the Long Island
Committee for Soviet Jewry.
Witnesses said she was pick-
ed up by her arms and legs and
thrown from the vehicle to the
ground by three KGB agents,
who then took her to their
headquarters. Nudel was
reportedly told there that she
was barred from leaving the ci-
ty until Nov. 10, when she
must report back to learn what
further restrictions will be im-
posed upon her.
Nudel, 55, has been living in
exile in Bendery, Moldavia,
since 1982, and occasionally
allowed to return to Moscow
for medical care. She has been
banned from living in Moscow
since 1978, when she was ar-
rested for hanging a banner
from her Moscow apartment
balcony that read, "KGB, Give
Me a Visa to Israel."
Nudel first applied to im-
migrate to Israel in May 1971
along with her sister, Dana
Fridman. Fridman, her hus-
band and son received exit per-
mits a year later, but Nudel
was refused. Although
technically released from exile
in 1982, she was refused a
residence permit in every town
where she tried to settle.
Bendery finally allowed her to
stay there, but she lives
isolated under constant
surveillance, and people have
been reportedly warned to
avoid contact with her.
Vladimir Magarik, the father
of Jewish Prisoner of Cons-
cience Aleksei Magarik, said in
a press conference here
recently that his son is being
denied medical attention after
he was brutally beaten in the
Siberian labor camp where he
is serving a three-year
sentence on trumped-up
charges of "drug possession.
Dr. Magarik said that he
spoke on the phone with his
son's wife, Natasha, in
Moscow, who informed him
that Aleksei has a severely cut
lip as a result of the vicious
beating he suffered when he
refused to join the labor
camp's internal police.
"My son was beaten because
I am a citizen of Israel and
because he applied to leave for
Israel. He is considered an
'enemy of the state' because
his father has an Israeli
passport," Dr. Magarik said.
however, that his son, a
28-year-old cellist and a father
of a baby boy, was transferred
from the section for hardened
criminals in the camp to a sec-
tion of less dangerous
The press conference was
sponsored by the University
Service Department of the
American Zionist Youth Foun-
dation and the Coalition to
Free Soviet Jews.
The press conference also
marked the conclusion of a
two-month visit here by Dr.
Magarik and his daughter
Chana to publicize the plight of
Aleksei, particularly among
students and young people
across the United States. The
visit was sponsored by the
University Service Depart-
ment of the AZYF, the North
American Jewish Students
Network, and the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry.
During their visit, Dr.
Magarik and his daughter
undertook a bicycle "Freedom
Ride for Aleksei." "We travel-
ed more than 1,000 miles on
bicycles across the U.S. as well
as tens of thousands of miles
or more on planes and car,"
Dr. Magarik said. He said that
he and his daughter were very
encouraged by the support
they encountered by
thousands of young Americans
on behalf of the plight of
Manhattan Borough Presi-
dent, who also addressed the
press conference, said that he
sent cables to Aleksander
Rekunkov, the Soviet
Procurator-General, with
copies to Soviet Leader
Mikhail Gorbachev as well as
President Reagan demanding
the release of Aleksei.
"I also hope to travel to the
Soviet Union as soon as possi-
ble to meet with officials and
personally plead the case of
Aleksei Magarik and other
refuseniks and Prisoners of
Conscience," Dinkins said. In
the meantime, he added, "We
demand that he (Aleksei)
receive humane treatment in
keeping with international ac-
cords. It is absolutely in-
tolerable for a political
prisoner to be beaten while in
state custody and then be
denied medical treatment for
his injuries."
Aleksei first applied for per-
mission to go to Israel in 1981.
His visa application has been
repeatedly denied. His father
and sister have been living in
Israel since 1982. I
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title HI 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 recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
The Kosher lunch program
at the JCC is designed to keep
persons healthy physically and
mentally. Participants enjoy
delicious nutritious foods that
are a result of carefully plann-
ed menus by our registered
dietician. Daily varied pro-
>' grams educate and entertain
older adults each day. There is
no fee, but contributions are
requested. Reservations must
be made, call Carol or Lillian
at 689-7703.
Monday, Nov. 17
"Games" with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Nov. 18 "Exer-
cise" with Rose
Wednesday, Nov. 19
"Health Education and Exer-
cise" with Shirley Sheriff
Thursday, Nov 20 Dr.
Scott Snyder, Chiropractor
Friday, Nov. 21 "All
About the Sabbaths," Dr.
Elliott Schwartz
Kosher Home Delivered
Meals Homebound persons
60 years or'older who require a
Kosher Meal delivered to their
home are eligible. This pro-
gram has aided people on both
short and long term basis.
There are no set fees for these
programs but persons are ask-
ed to make weekly contribu-
tions. Call Carol at 689-7703.
Transportation is available
in our designated area for per-
sons 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transportation. We take peo-
ple to treatment centers, doc-
tor's offices, to hospitals and
nursing homes to visit spouses,
to social service agencies and
nutrition centers. We service
the handicapped in our special
lift vehicle. There is no fee for
this service but participants
are encouraged to contribute
their fair share. This service is
in great demand so please
make your reservations in ad-
vance. For more information
and/or reservations, call
689-7703 and ask for Helen or
Lillian in the Transportation
Department, between 9 a.m.
and 4:40 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
Palm Beach County School
Board Adult Education
Classes: There are no set fees
for classes. Participants are
asked to make a contribution.
All classes are held at the JCC.
Call Veronica 689-7700 for
more information.
Weight Control And Nutri-
tion: "The Gangs Weigh"
Monday, 2:15 p.m.
Exercise And Health
Education: Wednesday, 10
a.m. Come early and stay for
lunch. Reservations for lunch
required, call Veronica at
'Ways to Wellness":
Thursdays, 1:15 p.m.
Writers Workshop: Friday,
10 a.m.
Intermediate Bridge
Series: Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
This class runs for five weeks.
There is a $12 fee for JCC
members and $15 for non-
members. Call Veronica for
reservations 689-7703. New
session begins Nov. 19.
Second Tuesday Council:
Second Tuesday of each
month, 2 p.m.
Timely Topics/Round Table
Discussion: If you wish to
have lunch first, please make a
reservation by calling
Veronica at 689-7703. There is
no fee, but contributions are
requested. The regular discus-
sion group begins at 2:15.
Moderators for Nov. 17, Harry
Epstein, Nov. 24, Max
Speakers Club: Thursdays,
10 a.m. Persons wishing to
stay for an extended Kosher
luncheon get together, make
reservations with Veronica,
Health Insurance
Assistance: Third Thursday of
each month.
Home Financial Manage-
ment: The first and third
Wednesday of every month at
1:30 p.m.
Legal Aid: A representative
from the Legal Aid Society of
Palm Beach County will be
available by appointment only
on the first Thursday of the
month. (No wills discussed.)
For all services call Veronica
Each day our volunteers
contribute so much to our
Center's activities. Our lunch
hostesses, our homebound
meal packers and drivers,
clerical workers work very
hard to make our JCC pro-
gram successful.
Please join us and volunteer
your time and talents.
We Need: People for mail-
ings; Musical entertainers; A
librarian; A choral group
leader; A book reviewer.
Please call Carol Fox for an
appointment at 689-7703.
Plane Mistake
French charter plane carrying
tourists to Eilat landed by
mistake in Aqaba, Jordan, a
few miles away, last week. But
after an hour on the tarmac it
was allowed to leave, with the
good wishes of Jordanian
soldiers and police.
Finance Minister Chaim Cor-
fu thanked Jordan for its good
neighborliness. The error was
attributed to the French pilot
who was not familiar with the
region and thought he was on
the Eilat airfield when he was
30 Years After The
Hungarian Revolution
years ago, on November 4,
1956, some 200,00 0
Hungarians began fleeing
their country after Soviet
tanks smashed the 13-day
revolution against Stalinist op-
pression. No fewer than
20,000 of the refugees were
Jews, representing about a
fifth of the Hungarian Jews
who had survived the Nazi
Holocaust a decade earlier.
Paradoxically, though, many
of those against whom the
revolution was directed were
themselves Jews. Matyas
Rakosi, Hungary's tyrannical
dictator, was one of a Jewish
foursome who ran its affairs.
His colleagues were Erno
Gero, the economic overlord;
Mihaly Farkas, in charge of
security; and Jozsef Revai, the
chief cultural commissar.
NINE OF the 25 members of
the Hungarian Communist
Party's first Central Commit-
tee were Jews, most of whom
had spent the war in Moscow
and reentered Hungary in the
wake of the victorious Red
The hated political police,
against whom the revolution
vented much of its wrath, was
commanded by Gabor Peter, a
former tailor, and included
many other Jews among its
It was these people who had
staged the Stalinist show trials
in Hungary. But in the
Hungarian trials, anti-Zionism
did not assume as much cen-
tral importance as, for exam-
ple, in Czechoslovakia, where
it was used to incriminate
many Jewish Communists who
had, in fact, been fierce anti-
Yet even in Hungary, the
Jewish issue was never far in
the background. When the
Kremlin was urging the un-
popular Rakosi to step down
prior to the revolution,
Lavrenti Beria, the Soviet
security boss, told him:
"LISTEN TO ME, Rakosi.
We know that there have been
in Hungary, apart from its
own rulers, Turkish sultans,
Austrian emperors, Tartar
khans, and Polish princes. But,
as far as we know, Hungary
has never had a Jewish king.
You can be sure that we won t
allow it."
Imre Nagy, the stop-gap
Premier whom the Russians
executed once the uprising
was crushed, was chosen for
his post largely because he was
not Jewish.
When hard-line Communist
rule was brutally restored
under Janos Kadar, the
Hungarian government tried
to discredit the revolution by
denouncing it as anti-Semitic.
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But even though the uprising
did have anti-Jewish over-
tones, it did not last long
enough for pogroms to break
out. Whether they would have
occurred is another matter.
Nor should it be forgotten
that Jews were on both sides
of the barricades. Two of the
nine leaders of the October
uprising were of Jewish origin.
JCC News
For reservations and more information about the follow-
ing programs, contact the Jewish Community Center,
In honor of Jewish Book Month, the Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches invites the community to its
3rd Annual Book Fair to be held Saturday evening, Nov.
22, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the
Center, 700 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach.
Saturday evening will feature a reception and book
reviews featuring Don Silverman, the new WJNO Radio
talk host.
Sunday special features will include: Meet the Authors,
Children's Reading Room, Special entertainment and ac-
tivities for children and a Chanukah Boutique.
Book lovers, gift buyers and browsers are invited to en-
joy this special celebration. For additional information call
the Center at 689-7700.
Meet on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m., in front of the Royal
Poinciana Playhouse to enjoy an afternoon bike ride
together. Bring your own bike or rent one nearby.
On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. enjoy an evening at Jai
Alai. It's Ladies Night free admission to all ladies men
pay $3. Look for the group in the N.E. corner, lower level
the pennant with the JCC emblem will be displayed.
On Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5-7 p.m., meet at Houlihan's
in the Palm Beach Mall to enjoy a Happy Hour of drinks,
hors d'oeuvres and good company. Ask for the group at the
door. Donation: $1 plus own fare.
Women's Division
1987 Campaign Major Events
B&P Campaign Event
Lion of Judah
$5,000 minimum commitment
Pacesetters Luncheon
$1,200 minimum commitment
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
of all ages through cultural, social,
recreational & educational programs.
For further information and
application please call 689- 7700

Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Tradition: What Has Happened
To It in Spanish Tradition?
Broadway and television star Bonnie
Franklin will team up with violinist Itzhak
Perlman to hoat the first five episodes of
'Shalom Sesame.' Perlman it a native-born
Israeli, and it will be a 'homecoming* for
him aa he site with friends in a street cafe
on Dizengoff. Franklin will be a first-time
tourist, exploring the sites and sounds of
'Sesame Street9
Set To Appear in Israeli Version
Continued from Page 5
the side of Israel often over-
shadowed by evening newscasts:
the Israel which blends an ancient
and modern culture, beautiful
landscapes and rich traditions,
and the Israel of warm friends,
neighborhood, and tolerance.
Family Magazine has also been
created for children and their
parents in order to reinforce and
extend the curriculum goals of the
series. Produced with the same
high standards set by CTW's
other publications such as the
"Sesame Street" and "3-2-1 Con-
tact" magazine, the full-color,
brightly-designed, 40-page
magazine has been conceived,
written, edited, and designed by
the very best of CTW's creative
staff, with the assistance of Israeli
photographers, artists, and
Jewish educational advisers.
The major purpose of the
magazine is to provide a bridge
between American and Israel1
children, and make "Shalom
Sesame's" transition from Israel
more meaningful to American
non-Hebrew speaking audiences.
Related activities, stories and
games can reinforce what was
presented on the programs or,
perhaps, more important, enable
parents and their children to ex-
plore together the culture, tradi-
tion, and language presented in
the series, even after the viewing
is over.
JOAN GANZ Cooney, president
of CTW, said, 'Shalom Sesame'
is an important experiment since
it is the first foreign co-production
of 'Sesame Street' to be adapted
for American audiences."
CTW is making arrangements
for the American Friends of
Rechov Sumsum (a volunteer
group of American supporters) to
serve as distributor for "Shalom
Sesame." The American Friends
organization is planning to have
these five shows and the family
magazine available as a home
video project through ar-
rangements with Boards of
Jewish Education, Federations,
and other national organizations
in select cities across the country.
Noted Israeli Psychologist to Visit U.S.
Dr. Yecheskiel Cohen, ex-
ecutive director of the B'nai
B'rith Women Children's
Home in Israel, will discuss his
innovative drug-free therapy
for emotionally disturbed
children during his November
I tour of the United States.
Dr. Cohen's scheduled ap-
Ipearances in New York, Los
I Angeles, Washington, Texas
land Florida are part of B'nai
B'rith Women's $1.5 million
[Building with Love Capital
[Campaign designed to expand
Tnd renovate its Children's
Jome. The BBW Home and
jroup House, two residential
treatment centers for 8- to
14-year-old emotionally
disturbed boys, are supported
Py B nai B'rith Women, and
pave gained an international
eputation for excellence in
he field of mental health.
DrjCohen attributes the ex-
raordinary recovery rate of
[his boys'rto the Home's uni-
|ue therapy, which relies on
jnysical and emotional
rnolding" and a long-term
py in a residential setting.
ftarf members are encouraged
r cmmit themselves to a five-
lear stay, which contributes to
I stable environment and
pengthens emotional bon-
ing with the children. "Most
my senior staff members
Dr. Yecheskiel Cohen with a boy at the B'nai B'rith Women
Children's Home in Jerusalem. The unique residential treat-
ment center, the only institution of its kind in Iarael, has
gained a wide reputation in the mental health field, through
its use of physical and emotional holding, rather than the use
of drugs.
have been here for over 15
years," says Cohen, who has
devoted his career to the BBW
Children's Home. The clinical
psychologist and
psychoanalyst has worked at
the Home for nearly 30 years.
The BBW Children's Home,
established in 1943 to treat the
emotionally scarred orphans of
the Nazi Holocaust, is the only
treatment center of its kind in
B'nai B'rith women is an in-
ternational Jewish women's
organization with 120,000
members in the United States
and Canada, working to unite
Jewish women as a force for
social advancement through
education, service and action.
Continued from Page 5
everyone was crying," recalls
Benzacquan. The responsibilities
of marriage and family life are
regarded with the utmost
seriousness, he explains.
AFTER THE glass is broken,
the family retires to eat a special
ceremonial feast at which hymns
of praise are sung to honor the
young couple.
The Castillian marriage con-
tract, used by the Jews of Spanish
Morocco, is unusual as well. First
of all, explains Benzacquan, it con-
tains modifications which en-
courage the cause of women's
rights. For example, a Castillian
ketuba states that the wife may in-
herit directly from her husband's
estate, so that in the event of
widowhood she will have her own
money and will not need to depend
on her children for support. The
ketuba also lists, in detail, the
lineage of both the bride and
groom. After the wedding it is
taken to the mother of the bride's
home and hidden there.
Following the wedding
ceremony, the bride and groom go
to their new home. Behind the
door a bottle of milk, oil and sugar
are left as good omens for the
house. "It is also traditional for
the bride to bring the couples mat-
tresses," adds Benzacquan. He
and his wife followed both of these
The wedding celebration is
followed up with a week of gala
feasting. "In old Tangier each
night of Sheva BracKot, or Seven
Blessings, was used as an occasion
to honor a different group in the
community. One night was for the
Chevra Kadiaha, another night for
neighbors, another night for the
poor," says Benzacquan.
happy that they decided to marry
in the traditional style. Departing
from tradition, however, Benzac-
quan made sure to see the lineage
on his ketuba which begins with a
well-known kabbalist who surviv-
ed the Spanish Inquisition and
was reputed to have had daily con-
versations with the prophet
The Benzacquans are proud to
have preserved the flavor of old
Morocco and relish occasions
when they can reenact and/or
resurrect old customs and tradi-
tions. "I'm just waiting for the
Brit Mila of my son," says Ben-
zacquan with a grin.
USSR Charged With
Mistreating Jewish Citizens
Continued from Page 3-
Soyiet Jews are the only
religious denomination that
has no central organization, no
theological seminary and no
facilities for regular contacts
with co-religionists elswehere
in the world, the report stated.
It charged further that anti-
Semitic discrimination and
propaganda continues to be
part of everyday life in the
Soviet Union.
The press conference, held
at the Jewish Community
Center here, took note of the
occasional releases of promi-
nent Soviet Jews to go to
Israel or Western countries.
While these are welcome, the
Committee said, the Soviet
Union must not be allowed to
confuse world opinion by such
"WE ARE HERE to draw
public attention to the overall
condition of Jews in the USSR
to which the Vienna Con-
ference must address itself in
its efforts to restore the in-
tegrity of the Helsinki accords
in all their aspects and assure
their ^ effective implementa-
tion," a Committee statement
The Committee's charges
against the Soviet regime
were a 'firmed by the Inter-
national Helsinki Federation
for Human Rights at a
separate press conference. Its
report said that the Hebrew
language has been rendered
virtually inaccessible to Soviet
Jews. There are no Jewish
schools in the USSR, not even
in the erstwhile Jewish
autonomous region of Birobid-
jan, in eastern Siberia, where
only one half of one percent of
the present population is
Refuseniks at the press con-
ference of the Committee for
Jews in the Soviet Union of-
fered personal accounts of
their ordeals. Vladimir Brod-
sky, a medical doctor released
from prison only three weeks
ago and allowed to emigrate,
said he endured repeated
beatings, harsh forced labor.
hunger and disease. He saw
his release as a positive sign,
however, because it came
about without any trade for a
Soviet spy in the West.
BRODSKY attributed his
freedom to the pressure of
Western public opinion, not
the intervention by any head of
state. "I hope that mine will
not remain a singular case," he
Alexander Gonorusky, who
now lives in Israel, pleaded for
the release of his crippled
father who has tried in vain to
obtain an exit permit for 13
Vladimir Magarik, also an
Israeli citizen, begged for the
release of his son, Aleksei, a
Hebrew teacher who has been
indicted for illegal possession
of drugs and put in a cell with
murderers who beat and
harass him.
Dana Fridman called atten-
tion to her sister, Ida Nudel,
who after imprisonment and
exile has once more been exil-
ed to Bendery in Moravia.
Alexander Slepak reminded
the world media that his
parents, Vladimir and Maria,
have been trying for 16 years
to obtain permission to leave
the USSR, without success.
Vanunu Detained
By Israel
Continued from Page 1
coin 1963.
People who knew the
nuclear technician when he
was a student of geology and
philosophy at Ben Gurion
University of the Negev in
Beersheba have a few flatter-
ing things to say about him.
Some describe him as a
"colorless personality." They
say his only friends were
Arabs and that he devoted
much of his time to Communist
and Palestinian causes.

Page 18 The Jewish FlorkKan of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 14, 1986
Cantor Announced
Temple Beth El To Hold Installation
A dual installation will take
place at Temple Beth El on
North Flagler Blvd., West
Palm Beach, Nov. 14 and 15.
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen and Can-
tor Norman F. Brody will be
installed at 8:15 p.m., Friday
by Rabbi Benjamin Kreitman,
Executive Vice President of
the United Synagogue of
America and Harold Wishna,
Southeast Region Director. On
Saturday at 9:30 a.m., the con-
gregation will hear the Rab-
binic and Cantorial responses.
Cantor Brody will respond
Temple President Gail
Pariser calls Rabbi Cohen and
Cantor Brody a "dynamic duo.
Together they create an ex-
citing spiritual team enhanc-
ing the magnificence of the
Shabbat service."

Rabbi Cohen came to Temple
Beth El, Aug. 1, after 10 years
at Synagogue Emanu-El in
Charleston, S.C.
Cantor Brody joined Temple
Beth El, Sept. 12. He earned
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen
his Bachelors and Masters in
Music from the University of
Michigan. Beginning in 1962
at Beth Israel Congregation in
Ann Arbor. Mich., he most
recently was full time cantor
at Temple Emanuel, Andover,
Mass. He has made opera ap-
C an tor Norman F. Brody
pearances with Chicago Lyric
Opera and New York Opera
Companies, appeared in
Broadway musicals and as
featured soloist and musical
arranger for Winged Victory
Overcoming Humiliating Trauma
Continued from Page 7-
with Soviet support, to British
and Western interests.
IN A SEPARATE article in
the London Times recently,
James calls Eden a frustrated
peacemaker who was driven to
force as a last resort. He says
Eden was "absolutely right"
in his assessment of Nasser,
whom he describes as an
"unpleasant and dangerous
He concludes, however, that
Eden "not only outlived
Nasser but saw his old oppo-
nent's megalomaniac dreams
and stratagems collapse, his
only memorial being the divid-
ed and embittered Middle
East, and an Egypt that has
moved from fantasy into cold
When Dulles was almost on
his death bed, the writer
recalls, he said to Selwyn
Lloyd, Eden's 1956 Foreign
Secretary: "Hell, Selwyn, why
did you stop? Why didn't you
go through with it and get
Nasser down?"
James comments: "It would
have been better for everyone
if that had happened ..."
New Regulations on Arms Dealers
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin has introduced amend-
ments to existing regulations
governing reserve officers
who become arms dealers
after retiring from active ser-
vice. The changes are a direct
result of recent cases in which
high-ranking former Israel
Defense Force officers were
allegedly involved in the illegal
sale of American weaponry
stockpiled in Israel to third
While it is still permissible
for reservists to go into the
arms business or to export
their military know-how, they
will hereafter need to obtain
two permits, the same as re-
quired by civilians.
A Defense Ministry
spokesman said a reservist will
have to obtain a permit from
the Ministry before engaging
in negotiations for arms sales
and a license before implemen-
ting any agreement reached
with an oveseas purchaser.
"Mr, Community" named pre
of BETH DrWID Memorial Gardens
Alfred Golden, prominent
business leader in both Jewish
and secular communities, has
been appointed president of
Beth David Memorial Gardens,
Hollywood. Mr. Golden, active
in numerous community
organizations, is the only
individual in the United States
to sit on Federation boards in
three cities simultaneously
(Miami, Ft. Lauderdale,
Formerly president
of Riverside Memorial
Chapels, he looks forward
to greeting and serving all
of his friends at the beauti-
ful Beth David Memorial
With the addition
of Alfred Golden as
president of Beth David...
the tradition continues.
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TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Dr., Royal Palm Beach, FL
33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. Rabbi
Seymour Friedman. Phone 798-8888.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch. Cantor
Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and
holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Israel J. Barzak. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 Haverhill Rd., West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and sundown. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
857146. Port St Lucie, FL 38452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
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. i
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. 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, Cantor Peter
Taormina. 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: 6154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471-1526.

Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach Count} Page 19
ie News
Candle lighting Time
J*tL Nov"14 5:14 p.m.
There will be a memorial
service on Sunday, Nov. 16 at
9:30 a.m. for the late Morris
Plans have been made for a
"Treasure Cruise" to take
place on Sunday, Feb. 22,
1987. The ship sails promptly
at 10 a.m. from the Port of
Palm Beach. The cost will be
$100 per person (cabins are
available at additional cost).
Coffee and danish will be serv-
ed to early boarders. Lunch
and dinner will also be served
aboard. There will be many ac-
tivities, including gambling,
swimming, nightclubing and
games. Contact the Temple of-
fice for further information.
See the latest in young
children's fashions. The
students of the Preschool will
participate in their own fund-
raising event.
Come see these 2Vi-4-year-
olds model classic and trendy
clothes from the "Mink Teddy
Enjoy a buffet luncheon. The
program will be held on Sun-
day, Nov. 23, noon-2 p.m. at
the Temple 4657 Hood
Road, Palm Beach Gardens.
Public welcome.
This event will be enjoyable
to children and adults of all
ages. For tickets call the Tem-
p e office. Cost for adults is $8,
children 10-18 $2.50 and
children 9 and under free.
A general membership
meeting will take place on
Monday, Nov. 17, at noon,
with a collation preceding the
Irving. 77. of Wart Palm Beach. Lavitt-
Wainitein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, We* Palm Beach.
Edith, of Weet Palm Beach. Levitt-
Wemttein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, Weet Palm Beach.
Afron, 74. of Century Village, Boca Raton.
Riverede Guardian Funeral Home. Weet
Plm Beach.
J|y "Rae," 86, of Wella Road. Palm Beach.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home, Weet
Palm Beach.
Slma, 76, of Chatuga Court. Lake Worth,
wvenide Guardian Funeral Home, Weet
Palm Beach.
*rmnk*. 86, of Weet Palm Beach. Riveraide
Guamun Funeral Home. Weet Palm Beach.
*>. 59. of 476 Lynbrook Court, Royal
wm Beach. Gutterman Warheit Sentinel
"" Chapel. Watt Pafan Beach.
There will be the nomina-
tions from the floor for officers
and board members for
The Men's Club will have a
general membership meeting
on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 9:30
a.m. Collation will be served
and the meeting will follow.
Members and friends are in-
vited to attend and hear the
many exciting activities plann-
ed by this group for 1986-87.
For information, please call
the Temple office.
The Sisterhood will hold its
regular meeting on Sunday
morning, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. A
musical program, featuring
Tom Duane, is planned.
For information please call
the Temple office.
Shabbat Service on Friday,
Nov. 14 will be conducted by
Rabbi Alan Sherman. His ser-
mon will be "Community Con-
cern." Cantor Peter Taormina
will lead the congregation in
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited. Child care
will be provided.
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Anne Newman will of-
ficiate at Family Sabbath Ser-
vices, Friday evening, Nov. 14
at 8 p.m. at Temple Judea
meeting at St. Catherine's
Cultural Center, the corner of
Southern Blvd., and Flagler
Rabbi Levine and Cantor
Newman will be assisted by
students of Temple Judea's
kindergarten, first, and second
grade classes.
For more information about
the school, call the Temple
Gala Weekend Planned at
Congregation Aitz Chaim
Congregation Aitz Chaim
has planned a gala weekend of
festivities to celebrate the
long-awaited dedication of its
new building. Benzion Miller,
the renowned Cantor from
New York's prestigious Tem-
ple Beth-El, will participate in
each phase of the festivities.
The new building is located
at 2518 No. Haverhill Road,
across the street from the Cen-
tury Village Eastern Gate. All
weekend festivities will be
located in the new building,
beginning with services on
Saturday morning, Nov. 22, at
8:45 a.m.
Cantor Miller will also enter-
tain at the Melava Malka, a
social gathering with
refreshments, scheduled for
Saturday evening at 8 p.m.
Festivities will conclude with a
formal dinner, currently
scheduled for 4 p.m., on Sun-
day, Nov. 23.
Since space is limited for
each event, it is suggested that
tickets (which are tree) be pick-
ed up in advance from the
synagogue office. For further
information, please call the
Continued from Page 3-
Barbara Steinberg, JCDS Ex-
ecutive Director.
Erwin H. Blonder, President
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, remark-
ed, "Ben Hornstein is a rare
man, not only because of his
generosity to so many worthy
causes but because of his
goodness which is felt by all
who know him."
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Dr. Gordon Tocher, Dean of the Rabbinical School at The
Jewish Theological Seminary of America (left), chats with
Benjamin R. Civiletti, Attorney General of the Uaitod State.,
1979-81. Mr. Civiletti .poke oa Law's Sole ia Shapiag Socie-
ty, first loetare ia a series oa Parsaiag Jastice: Law, Ethics,
aad the Pahtte Good. The series is oao of a aaaibor of public
programs being presented by the Seminary ia celebration of
its centennial year.
Century Village
Coatinued from Page 3-
Knights of Pythias.
Nathan Cohen, while chair-
ing the Campaign at the
Greenbrier for the past several
years, has worked hard to
make Greenbrier achieve its
success. The per capita giving
there has been the highest of
any other unit in Century
Village. Mr. Cohen, who came
to this community from
Worcester, Massachusetts,
has been active in many other
Jewish communal and civic
Mr. Grossman, in speaking
for his other Co-Chainmen,
said, "We feel strongly as
Jews that it is our responsibili-
ty to carry on this work on
behalf of the Jewish communi-
ty. Our fellow Jews both local-
ly and worldwide depend on all
of us to help provide for their
quality of life.
With the Campaign getting
underway, the Co-Chairs in-
dicated that there was still a
need for volunteers to effect
solicitation in uncovered areas
of Century Village.
For more information con-
tact Dr. Lester Silverman,
Staff Associate, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
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