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"Jewish floridian
Phillip Siskin
Leah Siskin
Siskins Named To Chair
Community Dinner
Jeanne Levy, General Cam-
paign Chairman of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign, has announced the
appointment of Leah and
Phillip Siskin to co-chair the
Community Dinner. The
$1,200 minimum commitment
event will be held on Thursday,
Feb. 26, 7 p.m., at the
Breakers, Palm Beach.
Mrs. Levy noted that this
event brings together people
from throughout the Palm
Beaches who will be showing
their support by providing for
the needs of Jews locally, in
Israel, and worldwide. "I am
very pleased that Leah and
Phil will be co-chairing our
Community Dinner. Not only
have they shown their commit-
ment to the Jewish people
through their long time in-
volvement in the community,
but they bring to this position
superb organizational ability
and creativity which will make
this year's event truly outstan-
ding," she said.
Leah Siskin sits on the
Board of the Jewish Federa-
tion, serving as Human
Resource Development Chair-
man. She is a member of the
Federation's By-laws Commit-
tee, Demographic Study Com-
mittee, and the Public Rela-
Continued on Page 14
To Adopt Sanctions
Against South Africa
sanctions taken by the U.S.
and Western European coun-
tries against the apartheid
regime in South Africa will
also be adopted by Israel, the
Director General of the
Foreign Ministry, Yossi Beilin,
said in an interview with Israel
Radio from Washington last
Profile On Yuli Edelshtein 4
Registration Opens for
Midrasha's Spring
Semester... page 6
Update... Opinion by
Toby Wilk... page 7
Greenbrier To Hold
Campaign Event... page 9
In the Spotlight... Ellen
Rampell... page 9
Beilin is in Washington for a
periodic discussion with
American officials that cover
bilateral, regional, interna-
tional and other issues of
mutual interest to Israel and
the U.S.
The State Department is
preparing a report for Con-
gress on countries that are not
complying with the arms em-
bargo against South Africa.
According to Israel Radio,
countries defying the ban will
be subject to cuts in U.S. aid.
Israel Radio quoted Beilin as
saying that Israel has signed
no arms agreements with
South Africa for 10 years.
Regarding the Middle East
peace process, Beilin said
Washington is examining the
positions of Israel, Egypt and
Jordan. Once an assessment is
made, the Reagan Administra-
tion will consider the next
steps to be taken, he said.
French Jewish Leaders
Urge Jews To Leave
Representative Council of Ma-
jor French Jewish Organiza-
tions (CRIF) urged Lebanon's
remaining Jewish community
last Wednesday to flee the
country at the earliest possible
moment to save their lives.
Fewer than 100 Jews are
believed to remain in Lebanon.
Roger Pinto, head of CRIF's
committee for imperiled
Jewish communities, made his
plea a day after a Shiite ter-
rorist group in Lebanon an-
nounced the "execution" of
another Jewish hostage, bring-
ing to nine the number of
Lebanese Jews kidnapped and
murdered in less that two
The latest victim has iden-
tified by the killers as
Yehoudah Benesti, 70, whose
two sons, Ibrahim and
Youssuf, were slain by the
same group last year.
Pinto stressed that
Lebanese Jews "belong to no
community" as do Moslems
and Christians, "have no
militias of their own and do not
enjoy the help or protection of
any foreign powers." Accor-
ding to Pinto, "They remain in
Lebanon because they love
their country," but the time
has come for them to flee.
Two Lebanese Jewish
hostages are believed here to
be still alive. They are Isaac
Sasson, the former president
of the Lebanese Jewish com-
munity, who was kidnapped on
March 31, 1986; and Selim
Jamous, the community's
former secretary, who was
kidnapped from his office on
August 14, 1984.
Thev are believed held by the
same extremist terrorist
group responsible for the
murders of Jews, the self-
styled "Organization of the
Oppressed (Mustadafin) in the
Continued on Page 19
British Play
Zionists Collborated
With Nazis
Royal Court Theater, one of
the most prestigious in Lon-
don's West End, will shortly
present a play titled "Perdi-
tion" which depicts Zionists as
willing collaborators with the
Nazis in the mass extermina-
tion of Hungarian Jews.
The play has already drawn
angry protests from British
Jews, Holocaust survivors and
others as an insidious libel and
propaganda windfall for the
Soviet Union and anti-Israel
hatemongers in Libya and
Iran. Scholars of the
Holocaust, including Winston
Churchill's biographer, Martin
Gilbert, and Dr. Stephen Roth,
director of the Institute of
Jewish Affairs and himself a
member of the Zionist move-
ment in Hungary during
World War II, have called the
play "preposterous" after
reading it in script.
According to Gilbert, it is a
"vicious travesty of the facts."
Roth branded it "a libel
against all those who lived
through, fought and mostly
perished in the Holocaust."
The playwright, Jim Allen, a
former miner, admits to being
an outspoken foe of Israel but
claims to be "very pro-Jewish"
and that he is "rescuing the
Jews from Zionism."
In an interview published in
The Guardian, Alien maintain-
ed that the Zionists were
"Hitler's favorite
Jews"because their interests
coincided with his "on the
basis of opportunism."
Allen's rationale is that
"Hitler wanted the Jews out of
Europe and the Jews wanted a
state in Palestine. It was
almost a volkist (folk) thing,
Continued on Page 20
Erwin H. Blonder (third from left). President, Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County; and Shirlee Blonder (right) welcome guest
speaker Dr. Akiva Kohane and his wife Judith to the President's Din-
ner held at the Breakers recently on behalf of the 1987 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County United Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign. For more photos, see page 10-11.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridiah of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 23, 1987
Looking Back
25 Years of Local
Jewish Federation History
Stephen Gordon continues as Federation President.
Jeanne Levy heads Women's Division.
Campaign raises $1,384,750. Women's Division
celebrates record Campaign mark of over $150,000.
Federation establishes expanded Jewish Community
Relations Committee.
JFCS elects Jerome Tishman President.
An expanded Community Relations Committee meets.
The Nearly New Thrift Shop
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Contemporary Furniture
Household Goods
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of care for the elderly at the Center.
Women's Division 1974-76
In 1974 Jeanne Levy once
again was at the helm of
Women's Division. Under her
administration, Women's Divi-
sion was providing community
services, and educational and
outreach programs, in addition
to its strong involvement in
Campaign. "It was at this time
that I felt Women's Division
needed a Director. We were
able to make a case for hiring
our first professional, Barbara
Satinsky. She was terrific,"
Mrs. Levy said.
That year Women's Division
held a gala victory celebration
luncheon at the Breakers for
those women who had already
contributed to the Campaign
and for those who still wanted
the opportunity to participate.
In a letter published in the
Federation Reporter advising
the community about the up-
coming event, Mrs. Levy
wrote, "It is really the most ef-
fective way we have of letting
Israel know that we are behind
her, not only in time of im-
mediate or extreme crises but
with her every day problems of
health and welfare for the hun-
dreds of immigrants that ar-
rive daily from Russia and
other countries. The needs are
so tremendous ... we must
respond. I see this luncheon as
somewhat like a rally, an op-
portunity to get together as
women, to share, to celebrate,
to give ..."
Many hundreds of women
responded so well that year
with so many plus dollars (for
the Yom Kippur War appeal)
that Women's Division raised
over $150,000 a record.
Mrs. Levy was always con-
cerned with getting more and
Jeanne Levy in 1974
more people to show their
commitment for the Jewish
people. However, she also saw
the need of involving more
women in the leadership of
Women's Division. "Very few
people were involved in the
beginning. Every year we
would grow by leaps and
bounds so we had to inspire
young people to keep our
organization viable," she said.
To this end, Mrs. Levy
devoted her energies in identi-
fying and training younger
women to become the future
leaders fo Women's Division.
"The young women became so
dedicated. So many wonderful
people joined us. Little by little
we developed a core of new
leadership," she said.
In 1975 Cynnie List again
was elected to head Women's
Division for the third time. She
remembers with a great sense
of pride that during that sum-
mer Women's Division in-
augurated their Century
Village Campaign. "It was an
exhilirating, experience cer-
tainly the highlight of our
Cynnie List in 1975
year," stated Mrs. List.
The Campaign organization
began with a number of cof-
fees hosted by several women
in Century Village. At the first
coffee at the home of Dorothy
Siskin, the women discussed
the possibility of organizing
their own division of the Cam-
paign. At each coffee a request
for a hostess to have another
coffee was made. In this
fashion, over 200 women were
Through this outreach ef-
fort, a Century Village Cabinet
was established under the Co-
Chairmenship of Bea Heiz and
Harriet Shapiro. Their
organization plan provided for
a section chairman for each
unit who, in turn, had a cap-
tain and volunteer workers in
each building.
The theme of the CV Cam-
paign was "Have a Heart"
geared to a one day door-to-
door solicitation effort. "We
had worker training for the
women which included group
Continued on Page 8
Is Conducting a "Demographic Study"
In Ordpr To
1. Determine the characteristics of the Jewish population
2. Identify crucial needs in our community
3. Plan programs and services to meet these needs, and
4. Identify community resources.
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Your answers w.ll help us BUILD a strong, viable Jewish community ....
.....Now and for many years to come.
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Mittleman To Chair
High Ridge Campaign
Friday, January 23, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Jeanne Levy, General Cam-
paign Chairman of the 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign, has an-
nounced the reappointment of
Sam Mittleman as Chairman
of the fund raising drive at
High Ridge Country Club. "I
am very pleased," stated Mrs.
Levy, "that Sam will once
again assume the chairman-
ship of this outstanding divi-
sion of the Campaign. Since its
inception in 1983, Sam has
been doing a remarkable job
which has included a substan-
tial increase in giving by
members of the Country
Mr. Mittleman, upon accep-
ting the chairmanship said,
"We will be having our 5th an-
nual High Ridge Golf Tourna-
ment, given on behalf of the
1987 Federation-UJA Cam-
paign, on Friday, Feb. 20, at
the club. I am confident that
our members will once again
show their outstanding sup-
port for Jews in need, locally,
in Israel and around the
Mr. Mittleman resided in
New York City until moving to
Palm Beach 14 years ago. Now
retired, he is a member of the
Board of Directors of Jewish
Federation and the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center. He
Women's Division
Wiener To Speak At
Pacesetters' Worker Training
Sam Mittleman
also is a member of the
Federation's Campaign
For more information con-
tact Debbie Hammer, Cam-
paign Associate, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Effrat To Speak At Royal Palm Beach
Albert G. Effrat
Sam Cohen and Henry Kauf-
man, Co-Chairmen of the
Royal Palm Beach 1987 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign, have announced
that Albert G. Effrat, a
distinguished communal
leader, will be the featured
speaker at the Cocktail Party
given on behalf of the 1987
fund raising drive. The $250
minimum commitment event
will be held on Wednesday,
Feb. 11, 4 p.m., at the Indian
Trail Country Club.
"We encourage residents of
Royal Palm Beach to show
their support for Jews in need
by attending the Cocktail Par-
ty. They will also have the op-
portunity to hear Mr. Effrat
whose life of action, dynamic
and commanding eloquence
speak out for commitment to
Israel, to the Jewish people
and to Jewish survival. His
vocation is based on the belief
that this Jewish generation
must serve as the link in the
chain that stretches between
the past and the future of our
people," said the Co-
Chairpersons in a joint
Al Effrat has spent the past
20 years serving the Jewish
community in the capacities of
both a Director of a Jewish
Community Center and as a
Federation Executive Direc-
tor. His service has been in
Broome County in New York,
Harrisburg, Pa., Palm Beach,
Fort Lauderdale, and Water-
bury, Conn.
Mr. Effrat presently serves
as the Associate Regional
Director of the Southeast
Region of the American
Friends of the Hebrew Univer-
sity of Jerusalem and resides
in Plantation, Fla.
Mr. Cohen and Mr. Kaufman
noted that the RPB Campaign
was off to a great start. "We
are fortunate to have two very
dedicated people, Jerome
Steinmetz and Bernard Berk,
serving as Special Gifts Co-
Chairmen for our Campaign.
Recently Mr. and Mrs.
Steinmetz hosted a reception
for residents of Royal Palm
Beach who helped set the pace
for the Campaign. With this
encouraging beginning, we are
looking forward to a very suc-
cessful cocktail party on Feb.
11," stated Mr. Cohen.
A part-time resident of the
Palm Beaches for the last 35
years, Mr. Steinmetz is an ac-
tive member of his northern
community, Elmira, N.Y. A
past Chairman and Board
The pleasure of your company
Is requested at the
Fourth Annual
Indian Spring
Dinner Dance
on behalf of the
1987 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County/
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
at 6:30 In the evening
Indian Spring Country Club
Minimum commitment $300 Couvrt $50 pmr parson
RSVP Sylvia Lewis, Seating Is limned
Boynton Beech Director, 737-0746

member of the Elmira Jewish
Federation-UJA, he also has
been a Board member and of-
ficer of the Jewish Community
Center there. In addition to his
Continued on Page 18
Dorothy Adler, Shirlee
Blonder, and Alice Zipkin, Co-
Chairpersons of the Paceset-
ters' Event given on behalf of
the Women s Division 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign, have an-
nounced that Barbara K.
Wiener, active Jewish leader
on the local and national level,
will be the guest speaker at the
Peacesetters' Worker Train-
ing session to be held on
Thursday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m., at
the home of Mrs. Adler in
Palm Beach.
According to the Co-
Chairpersons, the Worker
Training will acquaint the
Pacesetters' Committee
members with the needs of the
1987 Women's Division
Federation-UJA Campaign in
order for them to encourage a
greater number of women to
participate in the Campaign at
the Pacesetter level of commit-
ment. A Petite Luncheon,
hosted by Mrs. Arnold
Newberger and Mrs. Harvey
Werner, will be held on
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.,
at the home of Mrs.
Newberger in Palm Beach for
women who have contributed
$1,200-$4,900 to the Women's
Division Campaign.
In making the announce-
ment of the guest speaker,
Shirlee Blonder, on behalf of
her Co-Chairpersons, said,
"Barbara Wiener has suc-
cessfully combined her profes-
sional skills as a business/
marketing consultant with her
strong devotion to working on
behalf of the Jewish people.
Our women will benefit from
her vast experience as well as
find her enthusiasm
From 1978-1983 Ms. Wiener
Continued on Page 8
1987 Campaign -
Major Events
Jan. 25 The Fountains Golf Tournament
Jan. 29 Hunters Run Pacesetters Event
Feb. 11 Royal Palm Beach
Feb. 15 Indian Spring Dance
Feb. 16 Old Port Cove
Feb. 18 Women's Division Pacesetters'
Feb. 20 High Ridge Golf Tournament
Feb. 24 Mayfair Cocktail Party
Feb. 26 Community Dinner
Mar. 1 Hunters Run Dinner Dance
Mar. 5 Eastpointe Dinner
Mar. 8 Wellington Event
Mar. 11 Women's Division $365 Event
Mar. 22 Super Sunday
Mar. 23-27 Super Week
Apr. 1 Women's Division K'Tubat
Apr. 26 Young Adult Division
INFORMATION: For more details on
Federation events, please call 832-2120.
Each year synagogues across the county devote
a Shabbat to Informing their congregants about
the programs and services of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County and Its
beneficiary agencies the Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Community Day School, the Jewish Family and
Children's Service and the Joseph L Morse Geriatric Center...
Temple Beth Am
769 Parkway St, Jupiter
Temple Beth Zion
129 Sparrow Dr., WPB
Rabbi Seymour Friedman
Lake Worth Jewish
Free Methodist Church
6513 Dillman Road, WPB
Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin
Temple Beth David
4667 Hood Road, PBG
Rabbi William Marder
Congregation Anshei Sholom
5348 Grove Street, WPB
Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde
Temple Israel
1901 No. Flagler, WPB
Rabbi Howard Shapiro
Temple Beth El
2815 No. Flagler Dr.. WPB
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen
For more Information, contact Rabbi Alan Sherman, Federation Chaplain, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.


Page 4 The Jewish Ftoridian of Pahn Beach CoUnty/FHday, January 23, 1987
Threat From
The East
Sluggish performance by the Iraqi military in its six-and-
a-half-year-long war with Iran does not mean that Baghdad
presents no long-range threat to Israel. One analyst
familiar with the Israeli view noted that if Iraqi troops have
not done well in the field, they nevertheless "are getting a
lot of military experience. They are better than they
were before."
Iraqi troops joined the invasion of Israel in 1948, its air
force attempted to bomb Tel Aviv in 1967, and it sent
soldiers to fight on the Golan Heights in 1973. Israel "con-
sidered Iraq, as an enemy," the analyst noted, despite a
drop in Baghdad's anti-Western rhetoric after it renewed
relations with Washington in 1984. Jerusalem still sees the
Ba'ath Arab Socialist regime of Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein as radical.
In addition to its gain in combat experience, several other
war-time developments have kept Iraq on Israel's list of
potential eastern front adversaries. These include:
A dramatic increase in overall military strength. When
Iraq invaded Iran in September, 1980, its army totaled ap-
proximately 450,000, in 13 divisions. Now it has nearly one
million men under arms, in roughly 40 divisions;
The upgrading of weapons and other materiel. "Iraq
started the war with old equipment. When they buy today,
they are buying new," the analyst noted. Another source
said that Iraq has purchased approximately $20 billion
worth of weapons, ammunition and other military items
since the start of the war, with much of the money coming
from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Arab oil states.
The war has led to increased cooperation between Iraq
and more moderate, pro-Western states such as Jordan
and Egypt. Cut off by the Iranians from direct access to the
Persian Gulf, Iraq now gets some of its supplies overland
from Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba.
To expedite the flow, "the highway between Amman and
Baghdad has been upgraded," the analyst said. Meanwhile,
to fight Iran, the Iraqis have acquired many new tanks and
tank transporters. Theoretically, the transporters could
use the improved 450-mile road to move the tanks close to
Israeli territory in 24 to 48 hours. "This is a good example
of the lessons they learned from the war against Iran. To-
day they transfer forces from one position to another ..
better than they did in the beginning."
The expert noted that currently Iraq and Ba'athist rival
Syria are bitter enemies. In addition, although Jordan re-
mains formally at war with Israel, relations between the
two have been marked by tacit cooperation in recent years.
Nevertheless, "things can change quickly." Israel "must
look at the eastern front as something that is unified" and
could include armies not only from Syria but also from Iraq.
Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the possibility of "some forces
coming from Iran."
Right now that scenario is a nightmare, not reality.
"Syria today is the main threat," the analyst said. Presi-
dent Hafez Assad committed to the vision of a "greater
Syria" including not only Lebanon but also most of Israel
and Jordan "is trying to build his forces as much as he
can and get to the situation where he will have some
strategic advantage over Israel."
The analyst could not confirm that Syria has received
Soviet SS-23 surface-to-surface missiles and new MiG-29
fighter-bombers, in addition to SS-21 short-range missiles
and MiG-27's already delivered. Another source said that
MiG-29's first appeared outside the Soviet Union last
month in India. Syrian pilots reportedly trained in them in
Russia last year and delivery of the plane of the same
generation as the U.S. F-16 flown by Israel is expected
this year.
Damascus has already begun manufacturing chemical
weapons. The IDF has started training and equipping
troops to operate in chemically contaminated environments
and to safeguard the civilian population. But, alluding to
preemptive strikes or massive retaliation, the analyst said:
"It will be a mistake for Syria to think that this (defensive
preparations) alone will be Israel's answer."
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Number 4
The Jerusalem Post
International Edition
"Little" Yuli is a Russian Jew
who, having become a
refusenik, learned Hebrew so
well that he became a Hebrew
teacher. He was called "little"
because an older Yuli also
taught Hebrew: Yuli
Kosharovsky, now in his 16th
year as a refusenik.
"Big" and "little" Yuli were
friends. But now little Yuli
Edelshtein is a prisoner. In
December. 1984, at the age of
26, Yuli was sentenced to
three years in labor camp, on
the false charge of "possession
of drugs."
The camp to which Edelsh-
tein was sent, Vidrino in
eastern Siberia, is known as
one of the worst in the Soviet
Union. Prisoners work in a
harsh climate, cutting down
trees, loading and unloading
tree trunks, and constructing
roads and railways. It was
here that the camp Ad-
ministrator, Major Anikeev,
declared, when the new
prisoner arrived, that he would
"kick the religious intoxication
out of Edelshtein's head."
After four months at
Vidrino. Yuli's body was
covered with bruises and
wounds, not all of them as a
result of accidents Last
autumn one of his fingers was
crushed by a heavy log. And
then, on Jan. 29. 1986, while
working on a construction site,
he was severely injured in a
fall, under circumstances
which are still unclear. He
received severe multiple frac-
tures of his pelvis and hip
bone, and a torn urethra.
As Yuli lay in considerable
pain in the labor camp
hospital, his wife Tanya, in
Moscow, demanded his release
on medical grounds, or at least
an operation under proper
medical supervision. On March
25, 1986. she appeared on
British television, making a
moving appeal, first in Russian
and then in English, on her
husband's behalf. Several
million viewers saw her, at-
tractive, frail, and determined.
For nearly six months.
Western campaigners relayed
Tanya's appeals to Soviet am-
bassadors, to the Soviet
Ministry of Health, and to the
Labor Camp Administration.
Then, on July 12, Yuli was
flown to a prison hospital in
Five days later after his
transfer to Novosibirsk,
Edelshtein underwent a
urological operation, but
without the participation of a
specialist in urology. Not for
another six weeks was his wife
allowed to see him. "Yuli looks
like a skeleton," she reported.
"He can hardly work, his face
is of yellow color, and he can
only walk with crutches."
Thus, a cheerful Hebrew
teacher and observant Jew,
whose one wish is to live in
Israel, has become a prisoner,
a victim and an invalid.
"Please do not fail the boy,"
a friend of Edelshtein's wrote
to me recently from Israel, and
she added: "or is it too much
for you to write about such suf-
ferings?" In Moscow, Tanya
Edelshtein has sent a full
Yuli and Tania Edelshtein conduct havdallah at their home in
Moscow, prior to his arrest. This photo and article were ob-
tained from Ruth J. Cohen, whose nephew visited the Edelsh-
teins in June, 1984. Mrs. Cohen sent this information to Toby
Wilk, a member of the Community Relations Council of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and author of the
monthly column, Update, in the Jewish Floridian, after
reading her letters to the editor in the Palm Beach Post about
this community's adoption of refuseniks Yuli and Cherna
report on her husband's
medical condition to the
American Ambassador.
Yuli has reached the half-
way mark of his sentence. He
remains in pain, and in danger.
His friends in Moscow, and in
Israel, ask that he be transfer-
red to a specialized urological
department in one of the cen-
tral Soviet hospitals. Without
proper medical care, they fear
that he will become a perma-
nent invalid.
^ Under Article 363 of the
Soviet Criminal Procedure
Code, a disabled prisoner can
be released. Tanya urges us to
demand this. Her appeal does
not go unheeded in the West.
But there has to be far louder
public outcry to support the
current diplomatic pressure.
In April, 1986, when Shimon
Feres, then Prime Minister,
asked the Russians through
the Dutch government which
represents Israel's interests
to release Edelshtein, the Rus-
sians replied that it was "an in-
ternal matter." Now that
Peres is Foreign Minister, a
sustained outcry from the
Israeli and Western public
could give his request a renew-
ed force: in this, as in the ques-
tion of every Prisoner of Zion.
Surely we. the Jews of the
Diaspora and the Jews of
Israel, can speak out more
loudly and more effectively
than we do, not only the so-
called activists, but everyone:
and above all the politicians,
diplomats and businessmen
who travel the world, whose
goodwill and whose trade the
Soviets need, but whose fellow
Jew "little" Yuli is in grave
As I write these words, it is
believed that Yuli Edelshtein
is being sent back from prison
hospital in Novosibirsk to his
Far Eastern labor camp, a hor-
rendous journey even for a
healthy man.
During his visit to London,
Sharansky spoke up most
strongly on behalf of the
Prisoners. "Edelshtein is in
hospital," he told 500
representatives of British
Jewry at his final meeting.
"Will he remain alive? Will he
ever reach Israel? We don't
know. His only crime was that
he taught Hebrew and tried to
teach Jews to resist this policy
of forcible assimilation in the
Soviet Union.
Anniversary Marked
At Israel Embassy
ine anniversary of the birth-
day of the Rev. Martin Luther
IV? ^ commemorated
at the Israel Embassy here last
Wednesday with calls for the
2?2a2? ^ COaliti0n <>{
whites and blacks which mark-
ed the civil rights movement
leader7*8 y th* S,ain b,ack
afZ*-?!1 Kin. widow
of the civil rights leader, took
note that the Embassy was
Packed with more thai 200
Washington area Jews and
blacks for the ceremony.
"Whenever we .rather in the
name of Martin Luther King
Jr. it must be done as an inter-
racial, a multiracial, a
multicultural kind of way," she
said. She said her husband
stressed that "we are all part
of the same human family.
This is the fourth con-
secutive year that the Em-
bassy has marked the birthday
of King, who would have been
58 earlier this month. The Em-
Continued on Page 18

Friday, January 23, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach Coupty Page 5
Israel Reacts With Concern to Arms Scandal
The Israeli government
has reacted cautiously to
news reports that Israel has
been helping the United
States to supply arms to
Iran. While Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir has em-
phatically denied the
charge, the reactions of
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres and Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin have been
more equivocal.
Peres, who was in the United
States when the story appeared
on the covers of Time and
Newsweek, refused to confirm or
deny the reports, but said:
"Whether they are correct or not,
in my view Isrel did what it had to
do. If they are correct, everyone
understands it; if they're incor-
rect, then there is certainly no
Elaborating, Peres said that
". in principle, if the United
States asked us for help to
liberate hostages, in my view,
from the viewpoint of moral com-
mitment and political common
sense, Israel should accede, and
would certainly do so."
maintained that Israel is a
sovereign state and, as such, "will
decide to whom and when to sell.
If we want to make this public, we
will; in most cases we prefer not
to do so. And we do not consider
ourselves obligated to report to
anyone in the world on this sub-
ject." Rabin insisted, however,
that Israel had never sold
American arms or weapons con-
taining American components
"without having received
authorization from the United
Sources here say that even if the
news reports are accurate,
Shamir's outright denial could be,
at least, technically true. It is like-
ly that any arms deals with Iran
were negotiated by private in-
dividuals and not by the State of
Israel. Further, if only spare parts
and ammunition were involved,
that would not technically-
speaking constitute "arms," say
the sources.
Even the Knesset is still in the
dark regarding the alleged arms
sales. In an address to the
\<7 ,JV- v.'--*v-V -^
The Iranian Connection
Knesset's Foreign Affairs and
Relations Committee, Peres said
that the wisest course for Israel
would be to ignore the many er-
roneous news reports linking
Israel to the arms issue.
hinted that any alleged arms deals
with Iran were undertaken only in
order to help the United States
win back its hostages. "A
democratic state does everything
it can to save human lives," com-
mented Peres.
But that argument has been met
with skepticism by analysts here.
Ron Ben-Yishai of the Hebrew
daily Yediot Achronot raises this
issue: A year ago, two Israeli
soldiers were taken prisoner in
south Lebanon by Hezbollah, the
same organization that was
holding the American hostages.
Why hasn't the Israeli govern-
ment been able to negotiate their
safety, or at least ascertain their
whereabouts? "Charity," he
writes, "begins at home."
Writing in the Jerusalem Post,
Gideon Rafael, former director
general of the Foreign Ministry,
questions the whole premise of
trading arms for hostages. "Has
anyone in Israel, of sound mind,
ever contemplated trading
rockets for prisoners with Ahmed
Jibril?" he asks. "Why then sug-
gest such an eccentricity to our
best friends?"
WHILE acknowledging that
Israel would and should go out of
its way to help the United States,
analysts say that any alleged
Israeli involvement in arms sales
to Iran was likely undertaken in
order to serve Israel's own policy
a policy that may have been in
effect long before the American
arms for hostages deal was
The thrust of this policy is
believed to be the desire to stave
off an Iraqi victory in the Gulf
War and to establish a relation-
ship with the moderate elements
in the Iranian government.
These are the arguments former
Defense Minister Ariel Sharon is
said to have raised, in trying to
convince Washington of the
wisdom of providing arms to Iran
in 1981. There are conflicting
reports as to the outcome of the
But in light of the recent
reports, these policy objectives
have become the subject of debate
in Israel.
WHILE MANY Iran-watchers
agree that it may have been in
Israel's best interests to help
bolster Iran's fledgling military at
the beginning of the war, an Ira-
nian victory now seems imminent.
A win for Islamic fundamentalism
would not be to Israel's advantage
any more than an Iraqi victory
would be. Many Israelis think the
longer the war drags on the bet-
Continued on Page IS-
Wko Is Vanunu?
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Iranian forces strike at Iraqi positions near the port of Basra.
Perhaps the only Israelis
not shocked that nuclear
reactor technician
Mordechai Vanunu sold
what he claimed are the
secrets of Israel's atomic
weapons program are those
who knew him personally
students and lecturers at
Ben-Gurion University of
the Negev, where he was a
Master s degree candidate.
"I'm only surprised that it took
the Shin Bet (the General Security
Services) so long to find out that
he was a potential traitor," sug-
gested David Zigdon, the
manager of the university
cafeteria, where Vanunu spent
much of his free time arguing on
behalf of a Palestinian state.
"He felt deeply that the State of
Israel was discriminating against
the Arabs," said David Yussub,
who served with Vanunu on the
student council. "If any Israeli
could sell Israel's most highly
guarded secrets, it would have to
be Motti."
was born in Marakesh, Morocco in
Mordechai Vanunu during his
army service.
1954. His father, Solomon, ran a
small store in Morocco until 1963,
when he, his wife, Mazal, and
their sue sons and three daughters
immigrated to Israel and settled
in Beersheba.
Solomon Vanunu, 75, says that
his second son "Motti" was his
favorite. "He had a head for learn-
ing Torah, and I sent turn to the
Wolfson Yeshiva (an ultra-
Orthodox school). I used to take
him there every day and would
take an interest in his studies."
After his second year at the
yeshiva, Vanunu lost interest in
Jewish studies and left Wolfson
the following year.
He volunteered for the army
three months before his 18th bir-
thday, hoping to become a pilot.
After he was rejected from pilots'
training, he went into the combat
engineering corps, rising to the
rank of first sergeant. Soldiers
who served with Vanunu describe
him as anything from an indif-
ferent to a naive, ineffective com-
mander. Although his unit has had
numerous reunions, Vanunu has
attended none of them.
Vanunu began to study physics at
Tel Aviv university, but quit dur-
ing his first year. He got a job at
Israel's experimental nuclear
reactor in the southern town of
Dimona, where he worked until he
was dismissed last November.
While working as a reactor
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School will begin its Spring
semester Feb. 4 with many
new courses scheduled.
"Students will be receiving
their course packets in the
mail so that they can register
prior to the opening of classes.
However, there wul be a late
registration on the first day of
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p.m.," stated Mr. Rosenbach.
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this year. "We look forward to
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Schulman will be teaching a
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Hurts. The class will deal with
how teen-agers cope with the
trials and tribulations of daily
life. Also returning will be
Esther Zaretsky who will
teach the class, Famous
Jewish Trials.
Once again a Week-end
Retreat is being planned for
the Spring. However, this time
students will have an oppor-
tunity to participate fully in
the planning of the
educational-social week-end. A
Youth Leadership Seminar is
being offered in which
students will learn skills that
are needed to be a youth leader
such as running meetings,
motivation techniques, and
conducting services. They will
have a chance to apply what
they have learned as their
class project will be planning
for the Spring Retreat. Mike
Jacobson will be the
During the Rebuild The Tem-
ple class, students will con-
struct a scale model of the Beit
HaMikdash (Temple) as it was
before its destruction in the
year 70 CE. Koby Gutterman
will be the teacher.
Miriam Emihovich will teach
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For Bible this semester, Dr.
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Megillot about two great
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Ann Lynn Lipton, Midrasha
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When Yitzhak Shamir took
over as head of the govern-
ment, former Prime Minister
Shimon Peres telephoned:
"Yitzhak, I've called to wish
you a shana tova have a
good year." Shamir replied,
"Shimon, it's two years.
The problem for Ethiopian
Jews is not over. Thousands of
them are slowly dying of
unbelievable poverty in
Ethiopia. With a population of
40 million, Ethiopia is one of
the world's poorest and least
developed nations. Life expec-
tancy there is 39 years. There
is one Doctor for every 70,000
people, and the average annual
income is less than $150. The
remaining Ethiopian Jews
must not be a forgotten cause
and abandoned. In March, the
North American Conference
on Ethiopian Jewry will spon-
sor a trip to Ethiopia.
Everyone who returned from
such past trips said it was the
most important thing they
ever did m their lives. These
tour groups bring much need-
ed supplies and serve as a link
with the outside world for
Ethiopian Jews. In Israel, the
North American Conference
helps Ethiopian families adjust
to their new lives and helps
them preserve their rich,
2,500-year-old historic Jewish
An entire bench of Tel Aviv
Judges are demanding com-
pensation for the "tension-
filled" atmosphere in which
they have to work and which,
they say, has given all of them
heart ailments. They claim
that before being raised to the
Bench, they were bursting
with health. The Israel Na-
tional Insurance Institute, to
whom they made their claim,
gave them sympathy but no
money. Insurance institutions
are known to be fairly prompt
in paying for the fully dead,
but are disinclined to compen-
sate the half-dead. The com-
plaining Judges would like to
put their hearts on a par with
housemaid's knee,
clergymen's sore throats and
journalists' livers. To that end,
they have taken the Nil to
court. The Judge presiding
over the hearing, will need the
wisdom of Solomon. It is
feared he may himself fall prey
to a heart ailment and sue the
Nil for compensation.
Dr. Peter Bo Hansen, a
31-year-old Danish physician,
will do research for one year
on the cardiovascular effects
of anesthesia, at the Michael
Reese Hospital in Chicago
under a Fellowship established
by the staff of that Hospital in
1963 to thank Danes for saving
thousands of their Jewish
countrymen during the
Holocaust. In 1943, the Danes
staged a mock funeral during
which a horse-drawn hearse
rolled through the streets of
Copenhagen with 140
mourners walking quietly
behind. The procession stop-
ped at a hospital chapel. In-
side, the mourners in reality
Jewish fugitives from the
Nazis shed their funeral
clothing, were sheltered and
fed by the hospital staff and
later smuggled out of the coun-
try to Sweden and safety.
"Thanks to Scandinavia Inc."
helps to fund the Michael
Reese Fellowship.
A bilateral agreement on
cooperation in tourism, was
signed in Jerusalem between
Israel and Greece. The Greek
Foreign Minister and Melina
Mercouri, the Culture
Minister, will be visiting Israel
soon to help promote this
Tel Aviv University
Israel's biggest Institute of
Higher Education, with 20,000
students is $36 million in
debt. Israel's other univer-
sities also face a cash crisis.
demonstrations on behalf of
Mr. Begun were held in Israel,
Belgium and Luxembourg, at
the request of Natan Sharan-
sky's mother, Ida Milgrom,
who has "adopted" the Begun
The Jews of Australia and
New Zealand have propor-
tionately sent more members
of their community to live in
Israel than any other country
in the free world, and the rous-
ing welcome they gave to the
President of Israel, Chaim
Herzog and his wife Aura on
their recent visit,
demonstrated how important
Israel is to them and how im-
portant they are to Israel.
The cost of Sabbath obser-
vance to which El Al is obliged
to adhere because of a govern-
ment decision following pro-
tests by Orthodox Jews some
time ago, causes the airline a
direct annual loss of $25
million. This does not include
loss of potential clients who
prefer to leave and return
from holidays at weekends.
Abba Eban, Chairman of the
Knesset Foreign Affairs and few cfioose to spend the winter
Security Committee, can in the Jewish nation,
always be counted on for in-
cisive remarks. A recent
Ebanism: "Consensus means a
lot of people saying collectively
what nobody believes
One of the world's rarest
and largest eagles an Im-
perial eagle with a six foot
wing-span, was caught and
released unharmed in the
Western Negev. The eagle, a
female about six months old,
was en route from its native
Czechoslovakia to Africa.
Dozens of eagles from Eastern
Europe pass through Israel in
the Spring and Autumn, and a
confinement; was tortured and
beaten until he lost his hear-
ing. Last month, he died of his
torments at the age of 48.
Plainly, the denial of human
rights in the Soviet Union has
not changed in substance
only in style. The Gulag is very
much in business. A grim
tyranny has been replaced by a
smiling one. There are heroes
in the Soviet Union: men and
women of courage, daring,
passionate hope and faith.
What are each one of us doing
to help them overcome their
enemies, maintain their spirit
and survive physically and
spiritually we, who are not
Professor Rita Levi-
Montalcini who shared the
1986 Nobel Prize for medicine
with Professor Stanley Cohen
of the U.S., will donate part of
her prize money to the Union
of Italian Jewish Communities
for the restoration of Italian
Jewish monuments. The
Mayor of Rome has designated
her an honorary citizen.
Hana Bratla, the Chef of the
Jerusalem Hilton, is famous
among tourists and Israelis for
his artistic compositions in ice
cream, pastry and margarine.
Last year, he won first prize in
an international competition
for the best creation in ice,
sugar and chocolate by a chef
anywhere, with a three foot
high stork. This year, the com-
petition will be in Switzerland
and he will submit a handsome
but fierce-looking eagle. It will
be typical of a Sabra on the
outside uncouth and ag-
gressive, but inside, it is fan-
tastically sweet!
At a world Jewish Congress
meeting, famous Nazi hunter
Beate Klarsfeld said she will
stop searching for Nazi war
criminals if Kurt Waldheim
will resign as President of
Austria. Klarsfeld gave full
credit to the Congress for its
research into Waldheim's Nazi
past. Edgar Bronfman
described Klarsfeld as "one of
the great ladies of all time."
He said her role "is not so
much punishment for the guil-
ty, as making sure that this
does not happen again. To feel
as deeply as she did about the
great injustice that was done,
is a historic contribution to
Arthur Barron's "Candle in
the Wind" is an American-
produced documentary on
religious conditions in the
Soviet Union from the days of
Czarist Russia to the present
Soviet regime, and focuses on
human rights issues and
freedom for some 100 million
Christians, Jews and Moslems
in the USSR. The documen-
tary features interviews with
dissidents, clips of secret
religious meetings and rare ar-
chival footage of Bolshevik and
Czarist times never seen in the
West. One segment focuses on
Soviet Jews and problems of
emigration and is titled: "If I
Forget Thee, O Jerusalem."
The documentary includes
scenes of the Babi Yar
massacre. "Candle in the
Wind" was screened at the
White House for International
Human Rights Day. It
premiered in New York and
has been shown in several
European countries.
The Mayor of Tel Aviv enter-
tained New York's Mayor Ed
Koch at a Jaffa night club. The
club's owner told Koch: "I was
so excited when I first came to
New York, I felt like Gene Kel-
ly in 'Singing in the Rain.' I
started singing 'New York,
New York' and when I looked
down, my valise was gone."
Two British members of the
Women's Campaign for Soviet
Jewry were allowed inside the
Soviet Embassy in London to
plead for the release from
prison of Iosif Begun. They
were notpermitted to see any
official. The women said their
"visit was a test to see
whether the supposed desire in
Moscow for more openness on
human rights was more than
just propaganda. But it is not.
It is just window dressing."
Members of the group opposite
the Soviet Embassy carried
banners proclaiming: "Empty
promises full jails." Similar
Ina and Henry Baron of Palm
Beach Gardens announce the ar-
rival of their son, Benjamin
Samuel, on Jan. 1.
The Barons are owners and
operators of the Singing Bamboo
Restaurants of North Palm Beach
and West Palm Beach. Mrs.
Baron is on the Board of the
Women's Division of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach Coun-
ty, having co-chaired this year's
Jewish Women's Assembly.
Maternal grandparents are
Soviet citizen Anatoly Mar-
chenko was a member of the
Helsinki Monitoring Group in
the Soviet Union, as was
Natan Sharansky. Marchenko
began his campaign for human
rights in 1957, and was guilty
of nothing which would have
been considered a crime in any
normal society. He tried to
uphold the rights guaranteed
in the Soviet Constitution. For
this, he spent the greater part
of his life in labor camps and Dorothy'and SofFisch* ofDelray
prison; was held in solitary Beach.
Dr. Steven Schwartz and Susan
Wolf-Schwartz of Jupiter, an-
nounce the arrival of their
daughter, Dena Ariel, born Jan. 9
in West Palm Beach. Dena is the
sister of Rebekah and grand-
daughter of Mrs. Lee Wolf of
Palm Beach Gardens.
Mrs. Wolf-Schwartz is Women's
Division Leadership Development
Vice-President, a member of the
Board of Directors of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach Coun-
ty, and Program Director for
Volunteer Services. Dr. Schwartz
is a past member of the Leader-
ship Development Committee of
Jewish Federation.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 23, 1987
Helping People
Friendly Visitors Bring Caring And Companionship
A personal view
from Ned Goldberg:
Assistant Executive Director
of Jewish Family
And Childreni. Service
(All Case names mentioned
in these articles are fictitious;
client information at Jewish
Family and Children's Service
is held in the strictest of
One of the best kept secrets
of the Jewish Family and
Children's Service has been
the excellent work done by the
volunteer friendly visitors,
who visit lonely, socially
isolated, homebound shut-ins.
Agency volunteers, small in
numbers but highly dedicated
in their work have brought
companionship and caring to
countless agency clients who
have been confined to their
homes and were in need of so-
meone to talk with.
Like so many other
volunteer programs in this
community, the Friendly
Visiting Program constantly
needs new volunteers to help
additional agency clients. To
be a volunteer one needs few
qualifications: (1) an ability to
relate to people, (2) an ability
to act responsibly, and (3) the
availability of one or two hours
a week to visit someone in
their home. In the past, many
volunteers have not had to
drive to visit people, as their
assignments have been confin-
ed to their own retirement
community, or neighborhood.
Those individuals who would
like to learn more about this
Worker Training
Continued from Pafe 3
was very active with the UJA
Young Women's Leadership
Cabinet. She served as
Chairperson, Vice Chair Pro-
ject Renewal, Missions Chair
and on the Executive Commit-
tee during those years. Also at
the national level, Ms. Wiener
has served on the Board of Na-
tional UJA Women's Division,
on the National Campaign
Policy Board, and in several
other capacities.
Ms. Wiener is a member of
the national Boards of Na-
tional Jewish Student Appeal,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
and the American Jewish Con-
gress. She was very involved
in the Milwaukee Jewish
Federation and now has
devoted her energies to work-
ing on behalf of the Fort
Lauderdale Jewish Federation
where she is Executive Vice
President of Women's Divi-
sion. She also has been and
continues to be a member of
numerous committees both in
Women's Division and the
For more information, con-
tact Lynne Ehriich, Women's
Division Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
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program are invited to contact
me at 684-1991. In addition, all
prospective volunteers are in-
vited to attend a recognition
reception for volunteers on
Thursday, Feb. 12, from 2 to 4
p.m. at the JFCS office, 2250
Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.. Suite
104. At the reception all at-
tendees will have an oppor-
tunity to learn about JFCS and
the Friendly Visiting Pro-
gram, as well as meet current,
past and future volunteers.
(The Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Current and former JFCS volunteer friendly visitors have in-
clude, front row: left to right, Amy Prager, Clara Buck. Back
row: left to right, Ed Shatz, Elizabeth Reiaen, David Rubin,
and Reba Rodman.
Additional current and former JFCS volunteer friendly
visitors have included, front row: left to right, Nat Stein, Dan
Wflliaauoa, Libby Robbins. Back row: left to right, Clara
Buck, Sony* Kaplowitz, Edns Zeitr.
Beach County Inc., is a non,
profit agency designed to meet
the social, emotional and
counseling needs of the JeuHsh
community of Palm Beach
County. Our office is located at
tt50 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
Suite m. Our telephZe
number is 684-1991. The
Jewish Family and Children's
Sfrviccis abenfciary agency
of the Jewish Federation and
the United Way of Palm Bead,
County.) w*
Continued from Page 2
dynamics and kits with more
information," stated Mrs.
Another inovation of that
Campaign was the use of
doorknob hangers. "A letter
was sent out to every women
in Century Village from the
Co-Chairmen notifying them
of this coordinated campaign
effort. Included were the
doorknob hangers entiled
'Operation Neighborhood." On
one side was a Tes, I will give'
and on the other a negative
response. The women were en-
couraged to hang these signs
on their doorknobs on that
Sunday so the solicitor would
only ring the bell of those
desiring to give," Mrs. List
"This was a most successful
Campaign in terms of dollars
raised and the number of
women involved. We created a
consciousness so that the en-
tire Century Village Campaign
took a giant step forward The
Co-Chairmen did a super job,"
she said.
"Our Century Village Cam-
paign also raised an awareness
of what women can do with
their organizational powers,"
concluded Mrs. List. Both Mrs.
List and Mrs. Levy used these
superb abilities to guide
Women's Division through the
Catholic-Jewish Relations In Brazil
The Prmeaton Ramaw a not iMaanj Educational Tailing Same* PnncMon UnwanMy
National Bishops' Conference
of Brazil has issued a 187-page
"Guide for a Catholic-Jewish
Dialogue in Brazil," according
to Rabbi Henry Sobel, coor-
dinator of the National Com-
mission for Catholic-Jewish
Dialogue sponsored by the
Bishop's Conference there.
SobeL who heads the com-
mission of five Jewish and five
Catholic leaders, is rabbi at
Congregacao Israelita Paulista
in Sao Paulo, the largest
synagogue in Latin America.
The guide was prepared by
the commission and
distributed last month to
Brazi's 229 Catholic ar-
chdioceses and dioceses by the
National Bishops' Conference,
and it covers such subjects as
Israel, Jewish history, the
Holocaust, roots of anti-
Semitism, Judaism in Brazil,
and interfaith cooperation!
Sobel said during his visit to
New York last week to speak
to the American Jewish
BRAZIL HAS the largest
Catholic population in the
world, some 117 million, and
the Jewish population is only
about 150,000. "The mere fact
that the Catholic Church
reaches out to the small Jewish
minority reflects theological
and political sensitivity, com-
mitment and vision/ Sobel
Most significant is the fact
that the book acknowledges
JJie legitimate existence of the
State of Israel within secure
boundaries, Sobel said. He em-
phasized, however, that the
Bishops' Conference does not
have within its powers the
ability to recognize or not
J^ognize Israel. "This can on-
ly come from the Vatican "
Sobel said. "But the mere fact
that the Brazilian Bishops
speak of 'the right of the Jews
to a peaceful political existence
"en* land of origin' reflects
tremendous sensitivity."
The introduction to the
guide says its objective is
helping Catholics in Brazil to
understand better the
historical, religious and na-
tional aspirations of the Jewish
Written in simple lanjruaee
the guide is designed to*
stimulate discussion on
Judaism in the Catholic chur-
ches and schools in Brazil
Suggested questions include:
Does anyone know a Jew? Are
there prejudices in this socie-
ty? To what extent is the
figure of Judas used to
strengthen prejudices against
Jews? The manual points out
the sources of traditional and
continuing distrust between
Catholics and Jews.
ference is known for its
political activism for social
justice in Brazil. In addition,
"they are ecumenical in spirit
and action and deeply commit-
ted to dialogue with the Jewish
community," according to
In November, 1985, in com-
memoration of the 20th an-
niversary of Nostra Aetate, the
first Pan-American Con-
ference on Catholic-Jewish
Relations was held in Sao
Paulo, under the sponsorship
of the Brazilian Bishops' Con-
ference. Seven resolutions
were adopted, including one
that stated "Zionism is not
racism," to mark the 10th an-
niversary of the United Na-
tions General Assembly adop-
tion of the infamous Zionism is
racism resolution.
Con tinned on Page 17

Troubled Waters
Israeli government officials joined with counterparts
from Iraq and other Arab nations in November to discuss
the most precious liquid resource in the Middle East:
water. The two-day conference was sponsored by the Near
East Studies Program of the Center for Strategic and In-
ternational Studies (CSIS) of Georgetown University.
"A potentially explosive crisis looms for the millions of
people in the Near East whose lives and livelihood depend
on the dwindling and increasing polluted waters of the
Nile, Jordan and Tigris-Euphrates rivers," said Dr. Joyce
R. Starr, director of the program. "It is a crisis that could
trigger new conflict in a region that is already one of the
world's most violent."
The Jordan basin could be one of the most hard hit by a
water shortage. "Israel, Jordan and the West Bank will
have depleted all their renewable resources by 1995 unless
remedial measures are adopted," said Raj Krishna, chief
counsel of the World Bank. Management of water
resources is complicated by the fact that the Jordan and its
tributaries flow through Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel
and the West Bank a political tinderbox.
In the past, Jordan clashed with Syria when Damascus
attempted to divert the Jordan's tributaries. In 1955, a ma-
jor U.S.-sponsored dam project for Jordan agreed to by
Israel was thwarted when Syria refused to give permis-
sion. The Syrians also refused to attend the recent CSIS
Washington conference because of Israel's participation.
Israel and Jordan, however, have coordinatedindirectly on
water use for more than 30 years.
As the populations of Jordan, Israel and the West Bank
(Judea and Samaria) expand, they compete for the same
sources of water. According to one expert, population
growth has depleted water to such an extent that there is
virtually no surplus left. Jordan and Israel must balance
agricultural needs with the demands of industry and
population centers, or invest in new technologies which will
yield greater resources.
Israel has concentrated its efforts on conservation and
re-use, says the expert. The government fosters conserva-
tion through high water prices, and by encouraging the use
of drip and sprinkler irrigation. By recycling waste water
for use in agriculture, Israelis are able to get one-and-a-half
gallons of water usage from a single gallon.
The problem of the West Bank has been complicated by
water use difficulties. The expanding Arab and Jewish
populations in the territories have overburdened an impor-
tant underground aquifer which crosses the former Green
Line; increased demand could slow replenishment, causing
the water source to become irreversibly contaminated.
Elsewhere in the region, water is not only essential for
daily life, it is a key element in energy production. The
damming of the Euphrates by Turkey has caused friction
with Syria which uses the river for hydro-electric energy.
Persian Gulf states need water in order to produce oil, and
oil to extract fresh water from the sea. The scarcity of
water throughout the region has thus taken on strategic
"I think Soviet-American competition in the coming
years will be over water," said Edward Azar, director of
the Center for International Development and Conflict
Management at the University of Maryland. "If I were a
Soviet planner, I would be thinking of a water-
management policy for the Middle East.'
According to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Roscoe Suddarth, the U.S. is acutely aware of the region's
water needs. "In the Middle East, the U.S. has a great in-
terest in how Israel and our Arab friends perceive their
security and well-being vis-a-vis water."
Before it presents its recommendations for a broad U.S.
water policy for the Middle East, the CSIS water project
will sponsor several more research seminars and advisory
meetings. The project has already set an example of
political foes setting aside differences to resolve a budding
crisis. Will cooperation expand? Said one expert: "Water is
politics and politics is water. If you could forecast the
future of the peace process, you would arrive at an answer
for the water problem."
(Near East Report)
Friday, January 23, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9

Gleekel To Speak At Greenbrier
Nat Cohen, Hank Grossman,
and Sam Wadler, Co-
Chairmen of the Century
Village 1987 Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County-
United Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign, have announced that
Jerome Gleekel, noted authori-
ty on Israel, the Middle East
and Arab positions, will be the
guest speaker at the Campaign
kick-off brunch for residents of
Greenbrier in Century Village.
The event will be held on Sun-
day, Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m., at
The Co-Chairmen, along
with Greenbrier Committee
members Irv Lazarus and
Morris Keller, issued a state-
ment encouraging their fellow
residents to attend the brunch.
"We urge everyone to hear
Mr. Gleekel who is a dynamic
speaker on behalf of Israel. He
will bring us an up-date on the
Jerome Gleekel
current situation there as well
as information on where Israel
is heading."
Since 1933 when Mr. Gleekel
first was introduced to
Hechalutz (Pioneers), in-
cluding his early involvement
in the settlement of Palestine,
he has been an avid proponent
of Jewish rights, the establish-
ment of the State of Israel
and, most importantly, a bin-
ding and meaningful relation-
ship between Israel and the
Diaspora Jew.
Mr. Gleekel is kept informed
by his contacts in both major
political parties in Israel and
his relationship with the Con-
sul General in Miami.
There will be no solicitation
at the brunch. For more infor-
mation, contact Dr. Lester
Silverman, Campaign
Associate, at the Federation
office, 832-2120.
i i
In The Spotlight"
Women's Division Vice President
Ellen Rampell
Business and Professional
The B and P Women's Networking Group was created in
order to meet the growing needs of the vast number of highly
capable and creative Jewish career women now living in
this community. An opportunity to network with one
another in provided at the regular meetings. An increasing-
ly important component is participation by B and P women
in the Women's Division Federation-UJA Campaign.
Ellen Rampell is serving her second term as Women's
Division Vice President of the Business and Professional
Women's Networking Group. Prior to this, she was Mis-
sions Chairperson and a member of the Program Commit-
tee. She is a member of Women's Division Executive
Mrs. Rampell participated in this community's first na-
tional UJA Career Women's Mission to Israel in 1983. A
certified public accountant with Rampell and Rampell, Inc.,
she is also active in the greater Jewish community.
A member of Bat Gurion Hadassah, Mrs. Rampell served
as Vice President of education in 1982-83. She is also a
member of Women's American ORT Palm Beach Evening
Chapter, having served as a past President. She par-
ticipated in the ioint Federation-Jewish Community Center
Feasibility Study and is a past member of the JCC's Pre-
School Committee.
In the general community, Mrs. Rampell is a member of
the Alumni Schools Committee for Princeton University
for the seventh consecutive year.
Lavi's Future Up In The Air
prototype of the Lavi, Israel's
second generation jet fighter
-.,-_.-.' plane, has undergone two test
Bronrmans form Fund tor Jewish Unity flhts but ^ figure ^mains
" up in the air while Israeli
defense experts mull over
alternatives proposed by U.S.
Deputy Defense Secretary
Dov Zackheim.
Philanthropist Charles Bronfman
and his family have established
and funded what he calls one of
the five biggest private founda-
tions in Canada. The CRB Foun-
dation will grant $4 million per
year to counter Jewish polariza-
tion and improve relations bet-
ween Israel and the Diaspora.
The foundation is seeking per-
sons or groups with ideas to
"enhance understanding, dialogue
and cooperation" among Jews and
to "enhance the quality of short-
term visits to Israel for young
people and families." Deadlines
for application are Apr. 15 and
Sept. 15.
Stephen Cohen of Montreal is
president of the foundation. Addi-
tional offices are planned for
Jerusalem and New York.
Zackheim spent five days in
Israel last week trying to con-
vince its political and military
leaders that the Lavi, financed
by U.S. grants, is too costly to
produce. But according to
Brig. Gen. Menahem Eini,
head of the Lavi project at the
Defense Ministry, many of
Zackheim's ideas were less
feasible than alternatives
Israel has already rejected.
In an interview in the Israel
Defense Force weekly,
Bamachane, Eini was quoted
as saying, "We've already
thought of all the possible
alternatives. I can say with
certainty that they were
numerous and more realistic
than Zackheim's." While Eini
stopped short of accusing the
Pentagon official of
carelessness, he noted that
"they (the Americans) left
here a document containing
thousands of pages which
ought to be studied* but some
proposals seemed "a bit
Zackheim urged the Israelis
to abandon the Lavi in favor of
an already tried and tested air-
craft. Many more test flights
of the Lavi are necessary to
prove its capabilities and
several different prototypes
are being produced by Israel
Aircraft Industries to deter-
mine which is best, a lengthy
and costly process.
Zackheim proposed as op-
Continued on Page 12

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 23, 198r<
Guest speaker Dr. Akiva Kohane; Judith Kohane; Heinz Eppler
President, American Jewish Joist Distribution Committee; and
Rath* Eppler.
Lynn Peseckia with Mark and Stacey Levy
$1,300,000 Announced
At President's Dinner
The President's Dinner was held on Thursday, Jan. 8, at
the Breakers. At the $10,000 minimum commitment event,
$1 300,000 was announced by the participants for the 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign.
Dr. Akiva Kohane, representative for Poland for the
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, was the
guest speaker.
Not Pictured: Marilyn and Maurice Cohen, Emylou Newberger, Mr.
and Mrs. George Popkin, and Herman Stall
Eleanor Graham, Arnold and Marilyn Hoffman, and Herbert Ralston
Rath Berman with Carol and Lionel
Norman and Simone Goldblum wi h
Joel and Carole Koeppel with Judy and Gilbert Messing
Helen and David Hanben
Sophie and Charles Wald
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Friday, January 23, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11

H. rwin Levy, Lee Maxer; Jeanne Levy, Jewish Federation General
Ca atijrn Chairman; and Irring Mazer
Sheila and Alec Engelstein, Barbara and Bernard Green, and Myron and Eileen
Alexander and Esther Gruber with Pauline and Herman Silverstein
Paul and Caroline Shapiro with Marilyn and Arnold Lampert
wi h Harry Becker

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Emanuel and f Natalie Goldberg with Zachary Kohane
Berenice Rogers and Jackie Eder
Seymour and Harriet Fine
Kenneth and Susan Pincourt with Nancy and Sidney Marks
Stanley and Marilyn Katz
*4ind and Abe Gelb
Rita Dee Hassenfeld, Annette Heyman, and Bettie Haas
Ruth and Stephen Abramson

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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 23, 1987
Poll on Attitudes Towards Jews

Challenges Commonly Held Assumptions
results made public recently of
a nationwide survey of
evangelical and fundamen-
talist Christian attitudes
towards Jews challenge some
commonly held assumptions,
according to the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith which commissioned the
Conducted telephonically
among a sampling of 1,000
religiously conservative Chris-
tians in September and Oc-
tober by the Houston-based
Tarrance, Hill, Newport and
Ryan Research organization,
the survey revealed that most
of them do not "consciously
use their deeply-held Christian
faith and conviction as
justification for anti-Semitic
views of Jews."
The survey sampling was
made up of 36 percent Bap-
tists, 12 percent Methodists,
10 percent Lutherans, 7 per-
cent members of the Church of
Christ and the remainder in-
cluded other Protestant
evangelicals such as
Pentecostal, Mormon and
Assembly of God.
Ninety percent disagreed
with a statement that "Chris-
tians are justified in holding
negative attitudes towards
Jews since the Jews killed
Christ," five percent agreed
and five percent said they
were "unsure."
Twenty-four percent felt
that God views Jews "more
favorably than other non-
Christians" based on their
belief that "Jews are God's
chosen people" and the fact
that Jesus was himself a Jew.
Ten percent felt that God
views Jew "less favorably than
other non-Christians."
Eighty-six percent disagreed
with the assertion that "God
does not hear the prayer of a
Jew," a statement that was
originally made in 1981 by the
then president of the Southern
Baptist Convention, the Rev.
Bailey Smith. Only 12 percent
agreed with this statement.
Sixty-eight percent said
Jews are viewed by God "no
differently than other non-
Christians" because they have
not accepted Jesus, 20 percent
said they may be judged "more
harshly" and 12 percent were
ADL national director
Nathan Perlmutter said the
survey is part of the agency's
ongoing anlyses of Christian
attitudes toward Jews and
that many of the findings of
this particular poll are signifi-
cant in view of the increased
prominence in recent years of
religiously conservative Chris-
tians in this country "a
group about which Jews have
expressed apprehension." He
"While there are areas of im-
portant disagreement between
the Jewish community and
evangelicals and fundamen-
talists, such as prayer in
schools and the teaching of
evolution, these reflect differ-
ing values. Their support of
voluntary prayer in the school,
for instance, is no more
necessarily anti-Semitic than
our opposition to prayer is
anti-religious.. In a culturally
pluralistic society, it is possible
to be at opposite ends of an
issue without religious bigotry
being operative." Perlmutter
cited as "troubling" the
survey's finding that although
57 percent of the sampling
revealed no secular anti-
Semitic attitudes as measured
by their responses to seven
statements in an "anti-Semitic
index," 22 percent agreed
with one of the anti-Semitic
characterizations and another
21 percent with two or more.
Only five percent of those
surveyed accepted four or
more of the statements as
It was found that 49 percent
of those between 18 and 34
irears of age agreed with at
east one of the anti-Semitic
characterizations compared to
34 percent of those 55 and
The survey noted a
statistically significant rela-
tionship between belief in a
literal reading of the Bible and
expression of one or more
secular anti-Semitic views.
The seven statements
reflected stereotypical at-
titudes towards Jews, in-
cluding the following:
"because Jews are not bound
by Christian ethics, they do
things to get ahead that Chris-
tians generally do not do," 27
percent agreed; "Jews are
tight with money," 51 percent
agreed; "Jews want to remain
different from other people,
and yet they are touchy if peo-
ple notice these differences,"
39 percent agreed; "Jews are
more loyal to Israel than to the
U.S.," 27 percent agreed.
But, sizeable percentages of
those who accepted these
characterizations felt they
were "positive" traits. For ex-
ample, of those who believe
"Jews are tight with money,"
60 percent thought that was a
positive trait. On the state-
ment about greater loyalty to
Israel, 49 percent of those who
agreed thought it was a
positive trait and 30 percent of
those who saw Jews as wan-
ting to be "different," viewed
the characteristic positively.
On their perceptions of how
much power is wielded in
America today by six selected
groups big business,
organized labor, Arabs,
Catholics, blacks and Jews
67 percent thought big
business has too much power;
55 percent cited organized
labor; 38 percent, Arabs; 23
percent, Catholics; 11 percent
said blacks have too much
power; 31 percent felt blacks
do not have enough power; 7
percent said Jews have too
much power and 11 percent
said they have too little power.
"The findings on blacks and
Jews." Perlmutter said, "are
particularly instructive. The
old canard that Jews have too
much power in this country is
overwhelmingly rejected by
the interviewees. Regarding
blacks, the fact that nearly a
third of the sample, the largest
percentage by far, felt that
they do not have enough
power suggests that the view
that evangelicals and fun-
damentalists are disinterested
in the blacks' struggle for
social justice may not
Lavi's Future Unknown
Continued from Page 9
tions the F-16 manufactured
by General Dynamics, and the
F-18, each of which would be
fproduced under license in
srael and modified by the
Israelis according to their
But Eini dismissed the F-18
as a very expensive plane. He
said the proposal that Israel
buy the F-16 and equip it with
Lavi avionic and electronics
systems would set the pro-
gram back three years.
He explained that the
modification would require re-
designing thousands of com-
ponents tailor-made for the
Lavi. "The designer would
have to begin the development
from scratch" and between
3,000-4,000 people employed
on the Lavi project would lose
their jobs, he said.
Zackheim had argued that,
on the contrary, modification
of American-built planes
would ensure steady employ-
ment for Israelis in nigh
technology industries.
Another view of the Lavi
was expressed by Air Force
Commander Maj. Gen. Amos
Lapidot. He said after the
plane's second test flight last
week that he liked it but the
Air Force could live without it
if necessary.
Netanya Chapter will meet at American Savings Bank
West Gate on Feb. 3, 1 p.m. Nat Cohen will give a short
talk about Israel. There will also be an "auction" sale of all
kinds of merchandise.
Palm Beach East Chapter is planning a brown bag lun-
cheon trip to the Miami Center for Fine Arts to view the hit
"Hollywood: Legend and Reality" followed by a visit to the
Fairchild Botanical Gardens in Coral Gables, Wednesday,
Jan. 28.
Palm Beach Lodge No. 221 will meet on Friday, Jan. 23
at the American Savings Bank (near the Okeechobee en-
trance to Century Village) at 1 p.m. Mr. Ben Gould, a
former editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, will address the
group. Tickets for "Kuni Leml" on Feb. 1 and the musical
"1776" on Mar. 1 at Florida Repertory Theatre are
available. A one-day Viking Princess trip is set for Feb. 24
at a low $45.
Aviva Chapter will have an "Evening at Jai Alai" on
Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. A De Luxe full course din-
ner will be served. Special reserved seating and com-
plimentary programs are included.
Chai Chapter will hold its Gala Annual Lun-
cheon/Fashion Show and Card Party on Monday, Jan. 26,
11 a.m., Gulfstream Hotel, Lake Worth. Donation is $20.
Cypress Lakes-Leisureville Flea Market, Sunday, Feb.
8 at Century Corners, Haverhill Road and Okeechobee
Blvd. 9-3 p.m.
Shalom West Palm Beach Coming Events:
Feb. 1, the Chapter will attend a matinee performance of
"Kuni-Leml," a musical, at Florida Repertory Theatre,
West Palm Beach. Transportation is included in the price,
$15. For reservations, call Lillian Schack or Frieda
Feb. 8, a Flea Market will be held at Century Corners,
Okeechobee Blvd. and Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach,
9-3 p.m. For further information call Lillian Schack or Ber-
tha Rubin.
Tikvah will have the Jan. 27 Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion Luncheon at the Airport Hilton on Jan. 27.
Golden Century Auxiliary No. 501 will meet on Tues-
day, Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m. at American Savings Bank (outside
of Century Village). Nominations of officers, plus
Palm Beach Council will hold its third annual Scholar-
ship Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m. at the
Boca Pointe Country Club.
Speaker for the day will be Frieda Leemon, Past Na-
tional President, who has served on the Presidium of three
World Zionist Congresses and has attended the signing of
the Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel. She will pre-
sent a first-hand picture of the Scholarship program in
Entertainment for the afternoon will be provided by Ann
Turnoff, singer and actress, who now is the Cantorial
Assistant at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton.
Chairperson for the event is Mildred Kahn.
Theodore Herzl Club will meet on Feb. 5, 1 p.m. at the
Lake Worth Shuffleboard Court 1121 Lucerne Avenue.
Two students will speak on their experiences in Israel.
Okeechobee Section next general membership meeting,
Thursday Feb. 19, 12:30 p.m., American Bank, Westgate.
Guest speaker, Lorainne Lentsch. Her subject will be Trac-
ing Jewish Ancestry.
Coming Events:
Mar. 4 Dinner at Bee Hive and Burt Reynolds Theatre.
For information call Ruth Straus, Somerset 1-173, Maxine
Foster, Canterbury A-4.
Mar. 31 ANS Luncheon and Card Party at Kristines.
For information call Ruth Gottdiener, Chatham S-373.
On Monday, Jan. 26, the Lake Worth West Chapter will
hold their meeting at noon at the Beach Federal Bank, cor-
ner Gun Club Road and Military Trail. Guest will be Dr.
Elliot Schwartz, associate of the Department of Education
of Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, who will talk
about schools in Israel. A mini-lunch will be served.
Mid-Palm Chapter will host a paid-up membership lun-
cheon on Monday, Jan. 26, at noon at the Country Squire
Inn on Lake Worth Road. An entertaining program will be
provided by "The Hellerettes" in "Bits and Pieces,"
choreography by Michelle Cramer.
Coming Events:
A Membership tea to welcome new members will be held
on Feb. 3, at the home of President Sadie Cohen.
A luncheon at "Shooters" and a cruise on the Inter-
coastal will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14. For tickets call
Lee Levine.
Poinciana Chapter will have their regular meeting on Jan.
26, at 12:30 p.m. in the Social Hall of The Challenger Club.
The program will be the first opportunity for those in this
area to see, hear and discuss an outstanding presentation
concerning anti-Semitism as it is flourishing in the U.S. to-
day entitled, "The Gathering Storm Hatred Goes
Public," presented by the State Chairman of the Anti-
Defamation League. Mr. Maishe Stein will be the host for
this meeting.


Miller Conversion Case
Jontroversy Temporarily Defused
Friday, January 28, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
By DAVID LANDAU wh8e right to status as a Jew
JERUSALEM (JTA) ? upl#d ty ** Supreme
Shoshana Miller, the convert ~* k Tr wa?.con-
to Judaism from the U.S. Z^V fS rab^ ap-
pears to have temporarily de-
Lebanese Style
An Israeli doctor called up for active military duty dur-
ing the campaign to oust the PLO from Lebanon in 1982 -
later recalled an odd discovery the Israel Defense Forces
(IDF) made in Beirut: "We found Lebanese Jews fighting
on different sides, some with the Christians, some with the
Moslems." Jews living in Christian east Beirut joined their
neighbors in battle as did a few in the Moslem west
neutrality in such a situation being suspect.
The anecdote illustrates the circumstantial nature of
alliances in Lebanon. So do some more recent events,
which could imperil the past year-and-a-half of relative
calm along the Lebanese-Israeli border.
On Jan. 2 and 3 the Israeli Navy stopped passenger fer-
ries from Cyprus to Jounieh, concerned that the PLO was
using the route to reinfiltrate its terrorists into Lebanon.
The port town of Jounieh, 10 miles north of Beirut, is a
Maronite Christian stronghold.
Once enemies of the PLO and its Moslem leftist allies
when Lebanon's civil wars erupted in 1975, some
Maronite8 now reportedly are assisting at $1,000 to
$2,000 per head the return of Yasir Arafat's loyalists.
One reason is that various PLO factions have been fighting
gunmen from Nabi Berri's Shiite Amal militia for most of
the last three months. In this latest installment of "the
camps war" the Syrian-backed Amal has besieged Palesti-
nian Arab districts in and near Beirut and in southern
Lebanon. Hundreds have died and thousands have been
The largely Maronite Catholic Lebanese Forces, allied
with Israel in 1982, later lost territory and therefore
political influence to Amal and its Druze allies led by
Walid Jumblatt. By conniving in the return of the PLO to
Beirut and the south, the Christians hope to weaken the
Shiites and undermine Syrian President Hafez Assad's ef-
forts to rearrange Lebanon to his liking.
Meanwhile, Berri and Jumblatt another erstwhile ally
of Arafat's have vowed to prevent the PLO'b return to a
"state-within-a-state." They remember the PLO's earlier
depredations, fear intensified Israeli strikes against
Palestinian terror bases in Lebanon, and reflect the hostili-
ty of their Syrian godfather toward Arafat. But Jumblatt's
Druze have not joined Amal in the latest fighting, and
without them and without Syrian intervention Amal
appears unable to crush the PLO. This is partly because
even pro-Syrian PLO groups have joined gunmen loyal to
Arafat in fighting Amal.
Assad has been reluctant to commit the estimated 25,000
Syrian troops in Lebanon directly to battle against the
PLO, probably fearing the resultant damage to his claims
of pan-Arab leadership. The failure of his Lebanese sur-
rogates and the cooperation under fire of pro- and anti-
Arafat PLOjgroups may induce Assad to take a new look at
both Amin Gemayel, Lebanon's Christian President, and
Arafat and either improve relations or "settle scores."
With Berri's Amal bombarding Palestinian camps, the
more radical, pro-Iran Shiite Hezbollah presently sym-
pathetic to the PLO have staged new attacks on the
Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army (SLA), a largely Chris-
tian militia in the security zone just above the border. Six
SLA men were reported killed in a Hezbollah assault on
Jan. 2, after which Israeli helicopters attacked two Shiite
villages in southern Lebanon. On Jan. 5, four more SLA
men were killed by a roadside bomb one mile north of the
After withdrawing nearly all its forces from Lebanon in
1985, Israel has concentrated its attention on southern
Lebanon, not on developments in Beirut or the northern
part of the country. But Israeli sources say anything which
might threaten the security of northern Israel will be
answered by whatever means necessary.
Beneath Lebanon's shifting political alliances are four
The PLO's desire to use Lebanon as a base of attack
against Israel;
Syria's divide-and-conquer intervention;
Refusal of Lebanese factions to rise above sectarianism
to national responsibility, and
Failure of the West to help restore even a semblance of
Together, they leave Israel with the threat or use of
military force as the chief means to protect its northern
(Near East Report)
fused the fierce controversy
aroused by her case.
The Jerusalem Post
reported last Wednesday that
Miller, who returned to the
U.S. to care for her ailing
father, has elected to remain
there and not claim the Israeli
citizenship the high court said
she is entitled to.
(However, the rabbi who
converted her and whose
Reform congregation
employed her as a cantor, Rab-
bi David Kline of Temple
Shalom, Colorado Springs,
Colo., told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency last
Wednesday that Miller "hasn't
announced her final decision"
about remaining in the United
(He said she is one of "three
of four candidates" for her old
job, and that the synagogue
would decide on a cantor by
the end of the month. Kline ad-
ded, "There are plenty of peo-
{)le in the temple who would
ove to have her for a cantor.")
Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz, of the
ultra-Orthodox Shas Party,
resigned as Interior Minister
three weeks ago rather than
comply with the Supreme
Court s order to issue Miller an
identification card as a Jew,
without the description
"converted" or any other
Deputy Minister Ronnie Milo
of Likud, whom Premier Yit-
zhak Shamir put in direct
charge of the Interior Ministry
until a new Minister is ap-
pointed, announced last Mon-
day that he was prepared to
issue the ID card to Miller as
soon as she applied for it. But
her application must be made
in Israel, not from abroad,
Milo said.
His statement further enrag-
ed the Orthodox religious
establishment, particularly
because Milo acknowledged to
the Knesset that the Supreme
Court's decision established a
precedent which will have to
be honored by the Interior
Ministry in the future. The Or-
thodox parties are reported
seriously considering leaving
the Labor-Likud unity coali-
tion government over this
The Union for Progressive
Judaism, as the Reform move-
ment is known in Israel, says it
has 15 converted olim waiting
to apply for ID cards in the
wake of the Miller decision.
But it is apparently undecided
whether to initiate another
test case at this time.
The Jerusalem Post, in an in-
terview with Rabbi Kline,
reported him as saying that
Miller was being interviewed
for the job of cantor in his tem-
ple. But he did not say une-
quivocally that she had decided
not to return to Israel. He said
that she "had a miserable ex-
perience in Israel" and now
wants time "out of the
limelight" while she considers
her future.
The rabbi added, "Her aliya
just didn't work out ... I'm
not ashamed of her having
come back. After all, the great
majority of American olim end
up leaving Israel."
Israel Bonds Eastpointe community Chairpersons Seymour
and Pearl Liberman announce the 1987 recipients-elect of the
Gates of Jerusalem Medal. Darwin and Herietta "Muchie"
Kabat, pictured, will be presented the award at a Cocktail
Reception on Feb 1. The special guest speaker for this event
will be veteran newsman and film-maker Robert Mayer
Jersey Rabbis Make Unity Bid
A Reform and a Conservative
rabbi in South Orange, N.J., have
exchanged pulpits and publicly
discussed "Unity Among Jews" in
an attempt to begin a dialogue
about their perspectives on
Rabbis Alexander Shapiro of
Oheb Shalom Congregation
(Conservative) and Harvey
Goldman of Temple Sharey Tefilo-
Israel (Reform) exchanged pulpits
for evening services Dec. 12 and
met for the dialogue following
Sabbath lunch. The Jewiah News
noted that Shapiro is immediate
past president of the Rabbinical
Assembly, the association of Con-
servative rabbis.
A similar effort has begun
among a Reform, a Conservative
and an Orthodox rabbi in the San
Francisco area.
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At The First Zionist Assembly
A Clash of Generations
Several generations of
Zionists gathered here the
beginning of January at the
posh Wyndham Franklin Plaza
Hotel, for the First Zionist
Assembly. The scene was one
of stark contrasts: Activists in
blue jeans and backpacks, pro-
fessionals and functionaries in
blue suits with briefcases.
They mingled with each other
against a backdrop of pink-
with-roses carpeting lining the
wide hallways, an alluring bar
and five restaurants. And in
the midst of this mosaic stood
an easel with a display of black
and white photographs of
Degania, 1910. A group of ear-
ly pioneers posed on the steps
of a rickety wooden shack on
this first kibbutz, their
clothing tattered and their
faces toughened by difficult
conditions. The old and new
generations confronted each
ABOUT 470 members of
Zionist youth movements,
some of them still in high
school, others college
graduates, met for a weekend
of speakers, brainstorming
and getting acquainted.
They came from the four cor-
ners of North America and
from diverse political
backgrounds to unite under
the banner of Magshimim,
those individuals committed to
aliya and Zionist fulfillment.
They came from 12 garinim,
or groups organized for aliya
to kibbutz, and youth
movements from Betar on the
right to Hashomer Hatzair on
the left. Four aliya activist
groups comprised primarily of
university students and
graduates also participated.
About 1,000 American
delegates from 16 constituent
organizations of the American
Zionist Federation, which
organized the assembly, par-
ticipated in addition to the
magshimim. Their convention
had begun as the magshimim
concluded their weekend.
organizers, the AZF, World
Zionist Organization and
Jewish Agency provided some
$200,000 to subsidize the
flights, accommodations and
food for hundreds of North
American magshimim. Most of
the organizers agreed that
AZF brought the younger
generation to demonstrate
that aliya is still a vital force in
the American Zionist
The only day that the
magshimim conference in-
tersected with the official four-
day Zionist Assembly, the
younger generation had some
harsh words for the elders.
Joel Sweet, a member of
Garin Gal Hadash and
Habonim, criticized the Jewish
Agency which funds the
Zionist youth movements.
Following an appeal for aliya
by Leon Dulzin, Chairman of
the World Zionist Organiza-
tion and of the Jewish Agency
Executives, Sweet said, "I am
really beginning to doubt the
integrity of the men who run
the Jewish Agency." Sweet
told Dulzin that the youth
movements still have no
budgets for educational cam-
paigns and group activities.
"If you really think we're rele-
vant, don't tell us, show us."
vention was a waste of
resources because almost all of
Siskins Named
To Chair
Continued from Page 1
tions Committee. Having
worked extensively in the
Women's Division, she
presently sits on the Board of
Women's Division and its
Campaign Cabinet. Mrs.
Siskin serves as Chairman of
WD By-laws Committee, and
is a member of the Lion of
Judah Committee and the
Golda Meir Task Force of the
B and P Women's Networking
Mrs. Siskin has served as
Federation's Public Relations
PALM BEACH 832-0211
Chairman for three years, as a
member of the Budget and
Allocations Committee for
four years, and of the Long
Range Planning Committee.
She and her husband were the
founding Co-Chairmen of the
Wellington Campaign division.
She currently is a member of
the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Community Day School
and has served as President of
Temple Beth El Sisterhood.
Phillip Siskin, a member of
the Board of Federation and
its Campaign Cabinet, is Vice
Chairman of the West Palm
Beach Division of the cam-
paign. He has served on the
oard of the Jewish Communi-
;y Day School for many years
nd currently sits on the Ex-
ecutive Committee as Vice
President. He also has been ac-
tive in Temple Beth El, serv-
ing as Vice President of the
Men's Club and Financial
Secretary of the temple. He
now is Vice President of the
Central Conservative
For more information, con-
tact Ronni Epstein, Director
of Communications, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
the magshimim are already
committed to aliya. "We are
still walking back to our
groups with empty pockets,"
he said. Gonen Hacklay,
Treasurer of Habonim Dror of
America, told Dulzin, "Zionist
youth movements waste much
of their time worrying about
where funds will come from
for their next activity .. The
money used to plan this
seminar could have been bet-
ter used to support the youth
movements in Batim (collec-
tive Jewish housing on cam-
pus) and in summer camps."
Simmy Zivel, Director of the
United Kibbutz Movement of
North America, said the
Zionist establishment called
the conference because "The
Zionist organizations in
America no longer have a
monopoly on issues related to
"Everyone in the Jewish
community realizes that some
relationship with Israel is the
single most important compo-
nent in most American Jews'
identity. So people, non-
Zionists, will naturally ask the
Zionist organizations, How are
we different?
"The only way the Zionist
movement can justify its ongo-
ing existence is by dealing with
the one issue that non-Zionists
are not able to make an
ideological stand on namely
MANY OF the magshimim
expressed resentment at being
brought in as a showpiece, a
display for the professionals.
But Becky Rowe, an
organizer of the magshimim
conference and the Director of
the Progressive Zionist
Caucus (PZC), explained the
necessity of the conference.
"It is important to show that
there's a youthful contingent,
that there's vitality in the
AZF," Rowe said. However,
she added, "The hotel is a hor-
rible statement. The shlichim
(emissaries) said this is not for
us, it's a bu&ha (embarrass-
ment). The movements have
no money and they (AZF)
waste so much money. But the
Jewish professionals want
their conference in a five-star
DULZIN, responding to his
youthful critics, acknowledged
the generation gap. "I don't
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claim to represent you," he
said. "There is a gap in age, in
time and in temperament. But
nobody will decide aliya for
you but yourself. We will assist
ou, we will give you all our
elp. But you have to work out
programs of activities and we
will give you our support."
Akiva Lewinsky, treasurer
of WZO and the Jewish Agen-
cy, sought to explain why the
Jewish Agency subsidized the
magshimim, addressing the
question of wasted money and
"Why did I agree to it?"
Lewinsky said. "The presence
of the Zionist movement has
not been felt. If a Zionist
presence is not felt, the com-
munity will move away from
Israel. This is the greatest
danger to the Jewish people I
"I would have liked to save
the money. But this was an op-
portunity for garinim to meet
and for the movements to
show that there is a unity of
purpose. Here are 500 people
for whom aliya is important."
LEWINSKY assured the
magshimim that their funding
would not suffer as a result of
money spent on the con-
ference. He explained that all
Jewish organizations need
more money for education.
Rowe summed up the essence
of the weekend following
Lewinsky's remarks. "Akiva
Lewinsky said aliya is a pro-
cess that starts with decisions.
I disagree. Aliya is a process
that starts with questions and
that is why we're here this
weekend. I hope that not only
can we come closer to achiev-
ing a tangible political goal but
that we faced some intellectual
and personal challenges
related to our own future.
Ben Cohen, AZF President,
said the aliya activists have
long been at odds with and
suspicious of the establishment
which has neglected them.
But, he said, there is a genuine
attempt to redirect American
Zionism back towards aliya.
"Our intentions are
honorable," Cohen said. "We
are trying to get the American
Zionist movement to dedicate
much more of its resources to
education and the aliya
BBYO Gearing Up
For Spring Convention
The Gold Coast Council of
the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization is currently mak-
ing plans for its 1987 Spring
Convention to be held May 1-3
at the Palm Beach Airport
Hilton. The theme for the an-
nual event, which should at-
tract over 150 Jewish teens
from area chapters, will be
"Enter A World of Pure Im-
agination." The weekend will
include speakers, discussion
groups, and a slide show
centered around this theme as
well as various other religious,
social and athletic programs.
The Annual Convention is be-
ing coordinated by the Coun-
cil's Vice Presidents,
Lawrence Lambert and Lisa
Stein man.
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization is the oldest and
largest Jewish youth organiza-
tion in the world and is open to
all Jewish teens ages 14-18.
The Gold Coast Council con-
sists of 20 chapters in North
Miami Beach, Hollywood,
Pembroke Pines, Plantation,
Coral Springs, Boca Raton,
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title III ofthe Older Americans Act provides transportation
to persons 60 years or older, who do not drive or cannot use
the puhlic transportation system, serves Hot Kosher Meals m
a group Mttfau; delivers Kosher meals to homebound persons
and offers daily educational and recreational programs Call
689-7703 for further information.
The Comprehensive Senior
Center, through a Federal
Grant Title III of the Older
Americans Act, funded by
Gulfstream Area Agency on
structors at the JCC. There are
no fees for these classes, ex-
cept if supplies are needed.
Participants are asked to make
a contribution.
Weight Control, Instructor
Aging, provides a variety of Arthur Gang: Mondays at 1:45
services to persons 60 years or p.m.
older, along with interesting
and entertaining educational
and recreational programs. All
senior activities are conducted
in compliance with Title VI of
the Civil Rights Act.
The Kosher lunch program
Stress Management, In-
structor Joyce Hogan:
Tuesdays, at 1:15 p.m.
Exercise and Health
Education, Instructor Shirley
Sheriff: Wednesdays, at 10
Speak Out, Instructor
at the JCC, is designed to keep SYare\y Sheriff:' Wednesdays,
persons healthy physically and at 1:15 p m
mentally. Participants enjoy ^S T .
delicious nutritious foods that Wnters Workshop, Instruc-
are a result of carefuUy plann- r ^^ Graham: Fridays, at
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Palm Beach Junior College
of Continuing Education
North Campus: Provides in-
structors at the JCC. There are
no fees for these classes, ex-
cept if supplies are needed.
Participants are asked to make
a contribution.
Great Decisions, Instructor
Professor Milton Kurland:
This class will begin on Jan. 29
and continue for eight weeks.
Intermediate Bridge
Series: Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.
Alfred Parsont, Instructor.
Timely Topics/Round Table
Discussion Group: The
regular discussion group
begins at 2 p.m. If one wishes
to have lunch first, make a
reservation by calling
Veronica at 689-7703.
Speakers Club: Persons
wishing to stay for an extend-
ed Kosher luncheon together,
make reservations with
Veronica, 689-7703.
Fun with Yiddish, with
David Sandier: Monday at 10
JCC Wisdom of the Body
Series, Consultant, Gert
Freidman: First session
Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 1:30
Breathing and
cian. Daily varied programs
educate and entertain older
adults. There is no fee, but
contributions are requested.
Reservations must be made,
call Carol or Lillian at
Monday, Jan. 26: "Games"
with Fred Bauman.
Tuesday, Jan. 27: "The Arab
Israeli Conflict," Deri Ronis.
Wednesday, Jan. 28: Shirley
Thursday, Jan. 29: Helen
Gold, RD.
Friday, Jan. 30: Flutist and
Sing-A-Long, Mark Oft.
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home are eligible. Each meal
consists of one-third of the re-
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Persons who need meals for
a short period of time, until
their health returns, should
call the JCC at 689-7703 for in-
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fees for meals in this program
but we ask each one to make
weekly contributions.
Transportation is available
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visit spouses, social service
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The handicapped are serviced
in a 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 make reservations in ad-
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and/or reservations, call
689-7703 and ask for Helen or
Lillian in the Transportation
Department, between 9 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
School Board Palm Beach
County Adult and Cc ;sni-
ty Education Classes: Winter
session will begin Jan. 26 and
will continue for eight weeks.
The School Board provides in-
Home Financial Manage-
ment: The first and third
Wednesday of every month at
1:30 p.m.
Senior Employment: An op-
portunity for seniors to obtain
employment. A representative
from the National Council of
Senior Citizens is available by
1. Historian.
2. Workshop leaders per-
sons with specific skills or
talents to develop their in-
dividual group sessions.
3. Travel developer.
4. Telephone receptionists.
5. Clerical workers.
Seniors will be going to the
Lido Spa in Miami Beach
March 29. A four-day, three-
night vacation with food,
entertainment, massages and
classes. Transportation and
gratuities included in costs.
The Jewish War Veterans of
the United States has an-
nounced that Philip Kaplan
of West Palm Beach has been
elected to bis second term as
Commander of Post 501 in W.
Palm Beach. Culminating 35
years of service to the J WV,
Kaplan has served as Post
Commander in Mt. Vernon,
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p.m. at the JCC. All individuals interested in learning more
about this committee or becoming involved in planning or
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"Recognition Tribute Ceremony" for the Chaverim Big
Friends Alan Zangen, Steve Keats, Kari Ellison, Jack
Karako, Lou Ackerman, Mitchell Lerner, Joel Moskowits,
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Psge 16 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 23, 1987
Who Is Mordechai Vanunu?
* >
Israel Reacts With Concern
To Iran Scandal in U.S.
Continued from Page 5
technician, Vanunu registered to
study economics at Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev in Beer-
sheba. He transferred from
economics to geography and then
to philosophy, in which he obtain-
ed a BA after eight years of study.
"He was one of the students we
called 'the founding genera-
tion,' says one university stu-
dent who did not want to be
quoted by name. "It seemed as if
Motti had always been here and
would always be here."
"When Vanunu first entered
the university, his views were ex-
treme rightwing," says Avner, a
student who has known Vanunu
for eight years. "He gradually
shifted to the left and then to the
extreme left.''
MANY OF the students believe
Vanunu's political views were an
expression of extreme loneliness
and craving for attention. Several
recall one particularly odd inci-
dent at a student clubhouse in
which Vanunu stood on a chair
and, for no apparent reason, drop-
ped his pants.
Other students said that
Vanunu suffered from an in-
feriority complex as a Sephardi
Jew. "He just never seemed to fit
in with the Jewish students," says
Avner. "Although many Sephardi
Jews fill positions of responsibility
here, he saw his own isolation as
part of an overall system of
discrimination by Ashkenazi Jews
against Sephardi Jews. So he
started eating with the Arab
students and soon became their
defender at meetings."
Vanunu founded the BGU
chapter of the leftist group Cam-
pus and attended dozens of
demonstrations on behalf of Arab
rights at Ben-Gurion University.
Photographs in Israeli
newspapers show Vanunu
demonstrating on behalf of a
Palestinian state.
"He is a person who cares about
the underdog," says Fawzi Mussa,
head of the Arab Students Com-
mittee at BGU. "He believed that
we were not getting our fair share
of dormitory rooms and grants.
And he was willing to come out
and say so publicly."
NCSJ Report Rebukes USSR For
'Hollow' Humanitarian Moves
The National Conference on
Soviet Jewry, in its year-
end report, rebukes the
Soviet Union for "a year of
dramatic, but largely disap-
pointing developments" m
human rights and Jewish
In an 18-page wrap-up of Soviet
moves and statements on human
rights released last week at a
press conference in Washington,
the NCSJ assails the new policy of
what is being called glasnost, or
openness, in the USSR since
Mikhail Gorbachev assumed
leadership as merely a tactical
shift, more cosmetic than real,
and decries the new Soviet
"humanitarian campaign" as
THE NCSJ reports that Jewish
emigration dropped 20 percent
from the already low 1985 figure,
with only 914 Jews leaving the
Soviet Union last year as com-
pared to 1,140 in 1985.
The NCSJ also accuses the
USSR of attempting to "close the
book" on Jewish emigration by
making statements such as that at
the Bern follow-up conference on
the Helsinki Accords in April,
when they said that "they could
not permit the sending of Jews to
the 'war danger zone' of Israel."
Such statements have been
followed, says the NCSJ, by the
concrete new emigration regula-
tions which went into effect Jan.
1, which "fixed in law the narrow-
ly defined family" of parents,
children and siblings who may in-
vite relatives to join them abroad,
"condemning hundreds of
thousands of Jews from ever ap-
plying for, much less receiving,
permission to emigrate."
THE NCSJ report says that
"nearly 380,000" have begun the
process of applying to emigrate.
Of the 380,000, the NCSJ inden-
tifies over 11,000 as refuseniks.
These cases, states the NCSJ,
have been repeatedly raised with
Soviet officials, notably by Presi-
dent Reagan at the Reykjavik
_ summit last October.
r The NCSJ report, titled "The Il-
lusion of Glasnost: A survey on
the Status of Soviet. Jewry in
1986," notes that in April, a top
Moscow specialist on nationality
questions delivered a lecture
before a leading Soviet propagan-
da body in which he "acknowledg-
ed that 10 to 15 percent of Soviet
Jews currently would seek to
emigrate," a figure which tallies
more with Western figures than
with official Soviet statements on
the number of Jews wishing to
This acknowledgement, says the
NCSJ, was rendered "hollow" by
the actual number of Jews permit-
ted to emigrate.
THE "good news" of the
release of "several prominent
former POC's and long-term
refuseniks. .allowed to
emigrate," was accompanied by
"a cynical twist" of the release of
Inessa Flerova and her family to
go to Israel to give her bone mar-
row to her leukemia-stricken
brother, Michael Shirman, when it
appeared to be far too late for the
The NCSJ report also noted
that David Goldfarb, released sud-
denly in October and brought to
the U.S. aboard Armand Ham-
mer's private jet, was subsequent-
ly found to have lung cancer,
"tragic proof," it says, "that he
had not received adequate medical
attention in the Soviet Union."
The NCSJ report notes that
nearly half the number of
Prisoners of Conscience were
sentenced to prison or labor camp
since Gorbachev took the reins of
the Soviet government. Just
within the past eight months, the
report says, "alarming news con-
tinued to reach the West of the
physical abuse of several Jewish
prisoners, especially Aleksei
Magarik, Yuli Edelshtein, Iosif
Begun and Vladimir Lifshitz."
THE REPORT also notes the
tightening of the vice on religious
observances, inluding the shor-
tage of matzoh at Passover, raids
on private homes at Purim, warn-
ings of prominent teachers of
Jewish culture and religion, and
the denial of basic rights of
religious observance as written in-
to the Helsinki Accords.
Gorbachev's promise at the
Geneva summit of November,
1985, as well as in other public
statements, to resolve
"humanitarian cases in the spirit
of cooperation," writes the NCSJ,
remains "mere words."
attended an Arab student gather-
ing at the University. After a
huge PLO flag was unfurled on
the stage, Vanunu stood up and
called for the establishment of a
Palestinian state.
Vanunu was fired from his job
at the nuclear reactor in
November, 1985. The next month,
he applied for membership in the
Rakah Communist Party. On his
application, he answered the ques-
tion as to why he wanted to join
with the statement, "because I
identify with your position."
Shortly after his dismissal,
Vanunu tried nude modelling at
the School of Visual Arts in Beer-
sheba. He received IS50 ($33) for
a three-hour session. Interviewed
by an Israeli newspaper at the
time, Vanunu said that he was
also considering performing nude.
After his second session as a
model, Vanunu was told that he
was "not suitable." One of the art
instructors at the school, who did
not want to be identified by name,
said that Vanunu was "too ner-
vous and moved too much."
Several days later, Vanunu told
his classmates that he was leaving
Israel for an indeterminate time.
He sold his apartment and board-
ed a ship for Greece and the Far
HE FINALLY surfaced in
August in Sydney, Australia,
where he converted to Christiani-
ty. He sold information on Israel's
nuclear capability to the London
Sunday Times for a reported half
million dollars. But before the
story was published and before he
could collect, Vanunu
On Nov. 9, the Israeli govern-
ment announced that Vanunu was
being held in an Israeli prison and
would be tried for treason.
Vanunu's father says he no
longer regards Mordechai as his
son. Solomon Vanunu, who sells
religious articles in the Beersheba
market, disowned his son when he
converted to Christianity.
"Whatever Mordechai did," says
his father, "he will have to pay for
it. Perhaps that will clear the
family of the shame he has
brought on us."
Israel Scene
Continued from Page 5
ter. Analysts ask why Israel did
not foresee that Iran was getting
the upper hand in the war.
Said Aharon Yariv, a former
head of military intelligence: "We
have a long-term interest in rela-
tions with Iran. I can understand
selling arms to Iran when the
country is in a difficult situation
. What I do not understand, and
I hope this did not happen, would
be the sale of arms to Iran in quan-
tity and kind that could result in
victory for the Khomeini regime
because this could be a disaster
for us."
Also being questioned is the
assumption that there are any
"moderates" in the Iranian
government. What assurances are
there that any so-called moderates
would emerge in control of the
country? And how likely is it that
they would be grateful to the
Jewish State for having supplied
them with arms?
Hamishmar, questions whether
Israel's alleged aid to Iran did not
jeopardize relations with the one
Arab country with whom she is at
least officially at peace Egypt.
The paper suggests that at one
point Egypt was struggling to
draw Jordan and Iraq into a
moderate pro-Western alliance
which might have been willing to
talk to Israel.
However, in supplying arms to
Iran, writes the paper, Israel sid-
ed with the radical Arab states
(Syria and Libya), alienating
Egypt and frustrating the chances
of forming such a moderate Arab
Above all, the reports concern-
ing Israel's alleged arms sales to
Iran have prompted a debate on
how such decisions are arrived at
and by whom. There is fear that
the interests of the country's arms
dealers may be influencing
foreign policy.
posed to raise all arms transac-
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Knesset Foreign Affairs and Rela-
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minister and foreign and defense
ministers know the full story
behind the reports.
Several members of the subcom-
mittee have complained that this
is not the first time the govern-
ment has failed to keep them in-
formed of its arms transactions.
The latest reports on arms sales to
Iran have already triggered a call
for a reevaluation of that policy.
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UN Report
Worsening Situation In Lebanon
Friday, January 23, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
"SSSi element?""^ to to the support provided by the
NEW YORK (JTA) The euXmism for ?he HsXTk1 Iranian Evolutionary Guard
United Nation. Secretary JS^.?"* in the Syrian-controlled Bekaa
[General has issued a report in
I preparation for the upcoming
[debate on renewal of the
United Nations Interim Force
in Lebanon's (UNIFIL) man-
date which targets Israel as
the major cause of the
[deteriorating security situa-
tion in southern Lebanon.
The report, prepared by UN
[Undersecretary General for
[Political Affairs Marrack
Goulding referred to the situa-
tion in Lebanon and the
refugee camp wars as only a
secondary factor in the threats
| against UNIFIL soldiers.
The UN Security Council is
I scheduled to begin a debate on
renewing the UNIFIL man-
date on Thursday.
In the past six months, 10
I UNIFIL soldiers were killed in
hostilities and another 5 in ac-
cidents. Eight of the hostile
rding to the Israeli UN
Goulding's report also con-
veyed acusations leveled by
the Israeli-backed Christian
militia, the South Lebanese
Army (SLA), that UNIFIL
permits Hezbullah to attack
S?t5vA from the vicinity of
UNIFIL positions.
The Secretary General also
issued a condemnation of the
killing by Israel Defense
t orces earlier this month of an
Irish UNIFIL soldier and of
SLA fire on UNIFIL positions
described as "unprovoked and
The report acknowledged
that attacks by Hezbullah have
increased recently and that
more terrorists participated in
each attack. The Hezbullah
forces are aided by elements
form outside the region, accor-
ding the report. This referred
valley, according to Eyal Arad,
spokesman for the Israeli
Goulding dismissed the pro-
spects of an imminent
dismantling of the security
zone by Israel. If the UNIFIL
situation continues to
deteriorate, the Security
Council "may feel that it is no
longer right that the troop-
contributing countries should
be asked to keep UNIFIL in
being," the report said.
Arad said the tone of the
report was relatively
moderate. Yohanan Bein, the
Israeli Charge D'Affaires in
New York, reiterated the
Israeli position that the securi-
ty problems in south Lebanon
stem from the lack of central
authority in the region.
Bein said Israel would be
open to any alternative ar-
rangement that would ensure
the protection of Israel's nor-
thern region. He said that
UNIFIL serves a positive role
and Israel has no intent to at-
tack its forces.
"On the contrary, we regret
any attack on UNIFIL and we
make every effort possible to
prevent clashes between our
forces," Bein said.
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Continued from Page 8
In his remarks to the
AJCommittee. Sobel said that
the major problem confronting
Jews in Brazil was not anti-
Semitism but Semitism the
preservation of Jewish
If we are mesmerized by
anti-Semitism.*- Sobel stated,
"we divert our energy from
many more urgent problems
on our agenda: Jewish identi-
ty. Jewish education. Jewish
values. Jewish culture, we are
so concerned with the idea that
we may some day be denied
the right to be Jews, that we
neglect our duty to remain
"OUR MOST urgent task in
Brazil today is not only to com-
bat possible anti-Semitic
trends. Brazilians are among a
most tolerant people, and con-
sequently, anti-Semitism is not
a major threat. The prominent
task is to motivate Jews to re-
main Jews."
Sobel emphasized that he
was not discounting dif-
ficulties facing Jews in Brazil.
He noted that: Brazil is leaning
more on oil-producing coun-
tries to cope with amounting
international dept of $120
billion; pro-PLO groups used
the Israeli operation in
Lebanon as a excuse to itensify
their public demonstrations;
the Methodist University of
Piracicaba recently joined with
f/Le FLO in seminars on the
Zionist threat"; and Brazil,
as a major arms manufac-
turer, has sensitive relations
with Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and
other anti-Israel Arab nations.
Present-day uncertainties
affecting Brazil's Jews, Sobel
told the AJCommittee, center
largely on their former tenden-
cy to keep their distance from
social justice movements.
Umtl recently, he stated,
because of the rightwing
government, any movement
for human rights was
automatically interpreted as a
I leftist movement against the
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Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 23, 1987
An informal ret-together for Temple Beth David college students was held at
the home of Rabbi and Mrs. William Marder in Palm Beach Gardens Tuesday
evening Dec. 23. Among those attending were (left to right) Danny Kati and
Gil Waldman, both from University of Florida at Gainesville, Toby Kosowski
from Harvard, Karen Kosowski from University of Pennsylvania, Judy
Wolf son also at Gainesville and Rabbi Marder. The students participated in a
lively discussion. Among the topics of interest were current courses of study,
plans for the future, and Jewish life on campus. The evening brought
together old friends from the Congregation, as well as introducing new
students to each other.
Slain Civil Rights Leader's
Anniversary Marked
At Israel Embassy
Continued from Page 4
bassy held the event in
cooperation with the Martin
Luther King Jr. Federal Holi-
day Commission, the Jewish
National Fund of America and
the America-Israel Friendship
Asher Nairn, the Embassy's
Minister of Information, noted
that Israelis and Jews
everywhere have always ad-
mired King's "courageous
leadership" for civil rights and
his "rejection of anti-Semitism
along with all forms of
Israeli Ambassador Meir
Rosenne read a message from
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres in which Peres noted
King had made "a singular
contribution to the moral
heritage of humankind." Peres
said that king "identified with
the history, faith and ideals of
the Jewish people" and was a
true heir to the "prophetic
Coretta King said the obser-
vance of her husband's birth-
day, of which the official
federal holiday was last Mon-
day, was an opportunity to
begin a "new tradition." She
urged a restoration of the
cooperation between black and
white students, which marked
the civil rights movement of
the 1960s.
James Farmer, founder and
former national director of the
Congress of Racial Equality,
also urged the "restoration of
the coalition."
Farmer, who organized the
Freedom Bus Rides through
Mississippi in the 1960s,
stressed that one-third of the
persons who rode the buses to
bring about integration on the
interstate buses in the South
were Jews.
He said they did so because
"they believed in the
brotherhood of man and were
compelled by their belief to do
something about it."
Rusty Jackson, community
relations director for the
Adolph Coors Co., who along
with Nairn was co-master of
ceremonies for the com-
memoration, also stressed that
"Jews and blacks have shared
much." They "have suffered
together and very often
against the same enemies, pre-
judice, bigotry and discrimina-
tion," she said.
Also participating were
Washington Mayor Marion
Barry Jr. and Isaiah Robinson,
vice president of the America-
Israel Friendship League. The
two black leaders stressed the
need to use the commemora-
tion of king's birthday for a
recommitment to the problems
still existing in the U.S. and
abroad. This should be done
"whether in south Alabama or
South Africa, whether in
Mississippi or the Soviet
Union," Barry said.
Both also stressed King's
role as a leader for peace with
Barry noting King's hope for
peace for Israel and the Middle
Coretta King thanked the
Israeli government for holding
a memorial for her husband
last year and Israelis and our
"Jewish brothers and sisters"
in the United States for the
King forest in Israel.
Jeffrey Chen, representing
the JNF, said the forest now
has 10,000 trees. He pointed to
Lenore Siegelman, program
director of the American-
Israel Committee to Com-
memorate Martin Luther King
Jr., who planted the first 39
trees, marking King's age
when he was slain in 1968.
On display at the Embassy
was the American-Israel Com-
mittee's travelling exhibit,
"Hand in Hand for Justice,"
which highlights King's
career, as well as Jewish in-
volvement in the civil rights
struggle. It includes
statements by King against
anti-Semitism and in support
of Israel and Soviet Jewry.
Siegelman told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that the
exhibit can be rented by
schools or organizations and
can be used throughout the
Effrat To Speak
At Royal Palm Beach
Continued from Page 3
involvement in the Jewish
community, he has served on
the Executive Board of the
Chamber of Commerce and as
Executive Secretary of the
Southern Tier Economic
Growth Council.
A seasonal resident of Green
Bay, Wise, and the Palm
Beaches, Mr. Berk serves on
the RPB Campaign Cabinet,
having begun his involvement
last year. He was a member of
the Budget and Allocations
Committee in 1986 and learn-
ed of the needs of the people of
Israel when he participated in
a UJA Mission there in 1972.
Additional members of the
1987 RPB Campaign Cabinet
are Thelma Alk, Syd Auspitz,
Leah Berk, Maury Boehm, Irv-
ing Burten, Michael Cohen,
Mischa Davidson, William
Deutsch, Peter Eider-Orley,
Leon Fichman, Roz Freed-
man, Dr. Jack Gindes, and Dr.
Joseph Goodfriend.
Other members are Dan
Jatlow, Karl S. Kalman, Rabbi
Melvin Kieffer, Harry Lerner,
Ben Lieber, Morris Lipstein,
George Michaels, Merlin
Rosenbaum, Harry Seidman,
Anne Shiller, Nathan Super
and Herbert Woolf.
For more information, con-
tact Jack Karako, Staff
Associate, at the Federation
office, 832-2120.
Religious Directory
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.;
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Satur-
day 9 a.m.
Friday 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. at the Jewish Communi-
ty Day School, 5801 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach 33405.
Mailing address: 500 Australian Avenue, Suite 402, West Palm
Beach FL 33401. Phone 655-6503. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch. Can-
tor Howard Bender.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services 5:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha 5:30 p.m. followed by
Sholosh Suedos.
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33413.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. President Murray Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagier Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday, 8:15 a.m.
Friday Evening, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 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. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David 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 686-5065. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and sundown. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33462. 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
33460. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St Helen's Pariah Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960. Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32981-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Saturday morning 10
a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagier 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: 5849
Okeechobee Blvd., No. 201, West Palm Beach, FL 33417. Phone

Friday, January 23, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page T 9
Synagogue News
Temple Beth David New
Home To Artwork Tapestry
Alan Gordon, President of
Temple Beth David of Palm
Beach Gardens, has announc-
ed the acquisition of an art-
work tapestry. This tapestry is
now a permanent addition on
the walls of the Temple
This quilted tapestry, which
symbolizes Peace and
Freedom, was part of a
Festival of Trees Exhibit spon-
sored by the Junior League of
the Palm Beaches. Direction of
this endeavor as well as art
and design was done by
Shirley Lichtstein and Marjie
Simon. In total, six people
worked on the tapestry which
took 5V2 months to complete.
"Cloth and fabrics of many col-
ors and textures were careful-
ly hand picked and sewn
together in hopes of bringing a
feeling of warmth and spirit to
all who look upon it.
"Temple Beth David is pro-
ud and honored to have this
magnificent art piece on
display in its sanctuary. Now
its warmth and beauty are
reflected and aglow within
Temple Beth David's doors for
all to see," stated Mr. Gordon.
1 "
Sisterhood will hold a
regular membership meeting
on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m.
in the social hall of the con-
gregation. A 'mini-brunch' will
be served to all paid up
members of the group.
Following the business
meeting, a musical program
will be presented by the "Cen-
tury Village Mandolin Players
in Concert," under the direc-
tion of Morris Bell.
Sisterhood Sabbath will be
held on Friday, Jan. 30 at 8:15
p.m. Following the services
members of Sisterhood will
serve an Oneg Shabbat to
which everyone is invited.
On Friday, Jan. 23 B'nai
B'rith Women Shabbat Ser-
vice. Rabbi Howard Shapiro
will conduct the service. Can-
tor Peter Taormina will lead
the congregation in songs.
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
During the evening childcare
will be provided.
Boynton Beach
To Be Honored
Boynton Beach resident, Ed-
ward Dorfman, President
Emeritus, after five suc-
cessive one-year terms as
first elected President of
Temple Anshei Shalom of
Delray Beach, will be
honored at a Dinner-Dance,
Saturday evening, March 28,
at the temple. Many Boynton
Beach residents are temple
members and will be
U.S. Official 'Convinced' Israel, Egypt
and Jordan Serious About Peace Process
U.S. Assistant Secretary of
State Richard Murphy, win-
ding up a two-week tour of the
Middle East, said here last
Wednesday that he was "con-
vinced" that Israel, Egypt and
Jordan are serious about ad-
vancing the peace process,
though they remain at odds
over how to go about it.
Murphy, briefed Premier
Yitzhak Shamir on his talks in
Jordan and Egypt. His
stopover in Jerusalem was his
second since he came to the
region two weeks ago on his
first visit since September. He
told reporters, "I am return-
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ing to Washington convinced
of the seriousness of purpose
about advancing the peace pro-
cess here, in Jordan and in
Egypt." A spokesman for
Shamir said Murphy informed
the Premier that there was no
change in the basic disagree-
ment among the three coun-
tries over how to revive the
peace process.
"There are good intentions,
but there is disagreement over
how to proceed," the
spokesman quoted Murphy as
Egypt and Jordan are press-
ing for an international peace
conference on the Middle East
with the participation of the
five permanent members of
the United Nations Security
Council and all parties con-
cerned, including the Palesti-
nians. Both countries
recognize the Palestine
Liberation Organization as
spokesman for the
Israel refuses to negotiate
with the PLO. It insists that
any international forum must
be a framework for direct
negotiations, not a substitue
for them and it is determined
to prevent the re-entry of the
Soviet Union into Middle
Eastern affairs.
The U.S. appears to favor
the Israeli position. Murphy,
who is Assistant Secretary for
Near Eastern and South Asian
Affairs, will meet Shamir
again when the latter comes to
Washington next month for
meetings with President
Reagan and top Administra-
tion officials. During his visits
to Israel, Murphy met with
Vice Premier and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres and
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Israeli sources believe Mur-
phy will return to the region
after the Islamic Conference in
Kuwait later this month. They
believe much depends on
whether the conference will
give Egypt and Jordan a freer
hand to act. President Hosni
Mubarak of Egypt is due to
visit Washington a week after
Shamir's visit.
Israeli sources also maintain
that a major purpose of Mur-
phy's current Mideast tour
was to allay Arab fears over
the Reagan Administration's
covert shipment of arms to
Iran and to restore
Washington's credibility in the
Arab world.
If that is the case, his suc-
cess was only partial, the
sources said. They noted that
King Hussein of Jordan,
presently on an official visit to
France, said in Paris last Tues-
day that because of the Iran af-
fair, American credibility has
sunk to "nearly zero."
Continued from Page 1
Meanwhile, French sources
in contact with various fac-
tions in Lebanon believe the
latest victim, Yehouda
Benesti, was not murdered, as
his captors claimed, because of
his activities "on behalf of
Israeli intelligence," but died
as a consequence of mistreat-
ment and ill health.
Candle lighting Time
,jm\i Jan. 23 5:40 p.m.
Bat Mitzvah
Shona Rae Paston, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. Philip Paston
of Lake Worth was called to
the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday morning, Jan. 10 at
Temple Beth El of West Palm
Shona is an eighth grade stu-
dent at the Jewish Community
Day School where she is on the
student council and serves as
secretary of the student body.
Shona enjoys playing tennis,
the piano, dancing and water
skiing. She was twinned with
Maleka Mulaev of Uzbak,
Russia, who was denied her
freedom at this time to be call-
ed to the Torah as a Bat
Family members and friends
that joined in the celebration
came from California, New
York, Tennessee, Virginia,
Pennsylvania and many
relatives came from Miami.
Also sharing the simcha were
her sisters, Karli and Gayle,
and her grandparents, Natalie
and Samuel Sheckter of Palm
Beach and Pearl Paston of
West Palm Beach.
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Bulk ofN.Y. Jewish Homeless
Considered Marginally Functional
"Homelessness can happen to
anyone," including Jews, ex-
plained Pinchas Berger, Direc-
tor of Services to the
Homeless for the Jewish
Board of Family and
Children's Services (JBFCS)
Recent studies and counsel-
ing services estimate that at
any given time 800-1,500 Jews
here have no home, Berger
told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency. "The Jewish
homeless represent a very
broad spectrum of people with
many needs," he explained.
Unlike the majority of
chronically homeless here suf-
fering from paranoia/schizoph-
renia or substance abuse or
who are criminals, the bulk of
the Jewish homeless are
marginally functional.
They can support
themselves for years, he
noted, often living with
parents or roommates. But
"anything that disrupts their
system of life begins to unravel
everything," he said. A fijrht
The Honorable Jeane J.
Kirk pa trick, the first woman
to serve as Chief United
States representative to the
United Nations will be the
keynote speaker for the
Jewish Theological Seminary
of America's Palm Beach
Centenial Luncheon on Feb.
1, 12:30 p.m., at The
Continued from Page 1
blood and land. Hitler was
fond of the Zionists, they were
good Jews, prepared to fight
for land."
Ironically, the Royal Court
Theater has several wealthy
Jews among its patrons and its
chief fund-raiser in the U.S. is
believed to be the impresario
Joseph Papp, a strong sup-
porter of Israel.
Allen's play is loosely based
on events in Hungary in 1944
when the Zionist leader,
Rudolf Kastner, engaged in
hopeless negotiations with
Adolf Eichmann to buy Jewish
lives in exchange for trucks
and money. Kastner's ac-
tivities were the subject of bit-
ter controversy in Israel after
the war.
with a boss or parent can
result in the marginally func-
tional people soon ending up
on the street.
This latter group includes
people with graduate degrees
or once successful businesses
who in the face of tragedy are
unable to seek help. "The
resources are potentially
there, but the shame and the
guilt involved in being in the
situation often prevent them
from reaching out," Berger
The JBFCS program at-
tempts to help its homeless
clients first by providing im-
mediate needs such as food,
clothing, money or a night of
shelter, perhaps in one of
seven local synagogues.
Counseling follows to link
the homeless with family or
friends, if they exist; find them
work or register them for
government aid; get them to a
group home; and provide some
financial help, including a
security deposit for an apart-
ment. After these services
JBFCS provides follow-up
counseling or referrals to
other agencies.
Berger believes his
18-month-old program has
been effective for its more
than 500 clients, partly
because few people have been
through it a second time.
Moreover, he said an indepen-
dent research firm is studying
the clients to evaluate the out-
come of JBFCS services.
Preliminary results are due in
He said the homeless are
referred to JBFCS by Jewish
institutions, non-Jewish in-
stitutions and other homeless
people. Berger noted that
many of the Jews refuse to use
this city's network of shelters
which he called the nation's
best because they find it
dangerous or dehumanizing.

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