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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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THE VOICE OP
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BEACH
COUNTY
"Jewish floridian
^ M OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
VOLUME 13NUMBER 34
PALM BEACH, FLORIDAFRIDAY, OCTOBER 30,1967
PRICE 40 CENTS
**
Israeli Blasts Proposal To Hold Terrorism Confab
to define organized crime,"
Israel's ambassador to the
United Nations, Binyamin
Netanyahu, said of the pro-
posal presented to the General
Assembly by Libya and Syria
Tuesday night Oct. 20. No
doubt these two regimes know
the topic well. In fact, no two
other regimes are more ex-
perienced practitioners of this
craft," Netanyahu said.
The "Godfathers are seeking The proposal, which
Pincourts Make Major
Gift To JCCampus
By YITZHAK RABI
UNITED NATIONS (JTA)
An Arab proposal to con-
vene an international con-
ference that would define ter-
rorism and differentiate it
from struggles for national
liberation was denounced by
Israel Wednesday (Oct. 21) as
a ploy intended to "legitimize"
terrorism "past and future."
Susan Pincourt
A. Kenneth and Susan Pin-
court of Palm Beach have
made a $250,000 gift to the
Jewish Community Campus
Capital Campaign, announced
Gilbert Messing, Chairman of
the $12.5 million fund raising
drive. They have chosen to
dedicate the Outdoor Pool
Complex of the Jewish Com-
munity Center.
In making the announce-
ment, Mr. Messing said, "We
are very gratified than Ken
and Susan have made this
generous contribution to the
future of our Jewish communi-
ty, helping insure that the
JCCampus will soon become a
reality. They have
underscored the importance of
providing a place where all
generations can come together
in a Jewish atmosphere.'
Zelda Pincourt Maston,
Inside
Faderation-UJA
Campaign... paga 2,3
JCCampus
Groundbreaking Sat
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Woman's Dlviaion
Praaidanta' Coffaa
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JCC Dlnnar Danca
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technically was offered on
behalf of Syria, was submitted
to the General Assembly's
legal committee for discussion,
after which it may be returned
to the General Assembly in the
form of a draft resolution to be
voted on.
The idea of a conference to
redefine terrorism has been
brewing at the United Nations
for some time. Israeli
diplomats told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency Wednes-
day that Israel and the United
States have been campaigning
vigorously in recent weeks
against Arab plans to convene
such a conference. According
to observers here, the Arabs
are searching for legal
grounds to continue their
violent struggle against Israel,
Israeli citizens and
institutions.
"Libya and Syria seek a
distinction between terrorism
and 'national liberation.'"
Netanyahu said. "By this
logic, if terrorists massacre
passengers at an airport or
bomb a discotheque in the
name of national liberation
that is not terrorism.
"But terrorism has nothing
to do with the real or stated
aims of its perpetrators. Ter-
rorism is defined by what the
terrorists do, not by what they
say they do it for, the Israeli
envoy stated.
"With these proposals,
Libya and Syria want to con-
fuse our understanding of ter-
rorism and thereby legitimize
their crimes, past and future.
Binyamin Netanyahu
They want to do so by
deliberately mixing ends and
means. But ends and means do
not mix and must not be
mixed. This is the whole basis
of morality. Terrorism is a
means, a criminal means.
Nothing justifies it and
nothing will," Netanyahu said.
Stock Market Plunge Triggers
Mass Selling Of Israeli Shares
A. Kenneth Pincourt
President of the Jewish Com-
munity Center, said, "It is car-
ing, concerned people like
these, as well as those who
have always been involved
with the Center, whose gifts
are building the place where
our children will play, our
young people will exercise, and
our elderly will enjoy their
golden years in a place for all
Continued on Page 6
TEL AVIV A frantic sell-
ing spree and a bomb scare
shook the Tel Aviv Stock Ex-
change Tuesday, Oct. 20 as
fearful investors reacted to the
crash of the New York stock
market.
It was probably the most
tumultuous day in the history
of the Tel Aviv exchange and
could not have come at a worse
time for the country's financial
markets and the economy as a
whole.
Last Tuesday was the last
day that holders of
government-backed Israel
bank shares had to decide
whether to redeem them or
hold out for a higher return
payable in 1989. Treasury of-
ficials had estimated that
about $700 million worth of
bank shares would be cashed
by the public, and hopefully,
reinvested in other shares or in
saving plans.
But the news from Wall
Street and its reverberations
in financial markets around
the world apparently triggered
a mass dumping of all
securities, an event the
Finance Ministry and the Bank
of Israel had hoped to avoid.
Many bank-share holders
who had indicated only a day
ago that they would hold on,
decided Tuesday to sell out and
buy durable or consumer
goods. This, economists fear,
will set off a new round of
runaway inflation, with
devastating effects on the
government's long and
generally successful efforts to
hold the line against infla-
tionary trends. An estimated
$1.2 billion worth of bank
shares could be cashed in by
the end of the month.
By noon on Tuesday, Oct.
20, the banks reported that 50
percent of their shareholders
has opted to sell out for cash.
The situation stems from the
wave of panic selling in Oc-
tober 1983 when holders of
bank shares a major form of
savings in Israel converted
to cash following reports that
the country's largest banks
had been systematically in-
flating the value of their
shares to keep prices up.
The Treasury intervened to
bail out the banks most of
whose directors were forced to
Continued on Page 14
Federation-UJA Campaign
Special Incentives Program To
Increase Face-To-Face Solicitations
In the past members of the Jewish community would go house to house to ask
for tzedakah to help take care of other Jews in need. As the size of the communi-
ty grew this time honored tradition of one-on-one, or two-on-one solicitation was
overshadowed by a more impersonal system. Mostly letters or telephone calls
took the place of face-to-face appeals.
In an effort to once more re-establish the personal satisfaction of giving to
people, Jeanne Levy, General Chair of the 1988 Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish Appeal Campaign has appointed Dr. Elizabeth S.
Shulman as Chairman of the newly established Campaign Worker Training and
Incentives Program.
"To give our friends and neighbors the opportunity to participate in a face-to-
face solicitation, we have instituted a special incentives program to involve more
people in this mitzvah," stated Mrs. Levy. "I am honored that Elizabeth will be
chairing this exciting new program which will infuse new energy into our Cam-
paign. She is deeply committed to the Jewish community and is an extremely ^
capable leader whose dedication inspires others." "ifc
Dr. Shulman noted that no other community has a program of incentives
Continued on Page 6 Dr. Elizabeth S. Shulman
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 30, 1987
Victor Duke
Memorial Tribute Fund
Honor Roll
Many people have made donations in memory of com-
munity leader Victor Duke to the Jewish Community
Center to be located on the new Jewish Community Cam-
pus on Military Trail and 12th Street. The JCCampus will
also house the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
and the Jewish Family and Children's Service.
The late Mr. Duke was a member of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Jewish Community Center and very active in the
campaign to raise $12.5 million to build the new facility.
* Due to space restrictions, thefolloumg is only a partial
list of contributions. Additional donors will be recognized
in weeks to come.
Federation-UJA Campaign
First Event To Be Held
For Banyan Springs Residents
Century Democratic Club
Mrs. Selma Chenoff
Mr. and Mrs. Barney Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ettinger
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fuss
Zelda Pincourt Mason
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Mutterperl
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Novick
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rosenzweig
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Rubin
Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Shapiro
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Turk
Mrs. Sadie Wallach
Mrs. Rosalyn Weinshenker
Mr. and Mrs. S. Joseph Weisberg
Judge Richard I. Wennet
Barbara Wunsh
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron H. Zonderman
This is the second year that
the Boynton Beach Council has
been working on behalf of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign. Fourteen
communities (excluding
Hunters Run and Indian Spr-
ing) comprise the council. This
is the first year, however, that
the residents of Banyan Spr-
ings will be invited to their
own event.
Jerome Gross, Chairman of
the Boynton Beach Council,
have named Mildred and Paul
Kellner to co-chair the Wine
and Cheese Reception Nov
12, 5 p.m., at the Lord and
Taylor Cafe, Boynton Beach
Mall. There will be no
solicitation.
The Kellners have attended
and supported the Campaign
events for Boynton Beach
residents since they moved to
this community six years ago.
"We are pleased to be taking
on a leadership role in the
Campaign this year," stated
Mr. Kellner. Mrs. Kellner add-
ed, "There has been signifi-
cant interest shown by the
residents of Banyan Springs in
holding our own event in sup-
port of the Federation-UJA
fund-raising drive. Therefore,
we are looking forward to
greeting all our friends and
neighbors as they demonstrate
their commitment to Jews in
Israel, in the Palm Beaches,
and around the world."
Paul Kellner is a retired New
York State attorney. He is cur-
Continued on Page 6
Contributions may be sent to the Jewish Community
Campus Capital Campaign, 501 South Flagler Drive, Suite
305, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, earmarked for the Vic-
tor Duke Memorial Tribute Fund. For more information,
contact Marjorie Scott, JCCampus Capital Campaign
Director, at 832-2120.
Synagogue Arsonist Sentenced
BOSTON (JTA) A
22-year-old man has been
sentenced to five to 10 years in
prison for burning down Tem-
ple Beth David of Westwood,
Mass., on March 14 as well as
the torching of two autos and
theft.
Christopher Badessa, a
laborer with a minor criminal
record, had pleaded guilty
despite his maintenance of in-
nocence in the face of "over-
whelming" evidence, the
Jewish Advocate reports. He
had been the subject of a na-
tionwide alert before he turn-
ed himself in to police a week
after the incident.
The first meeting of the Campaign Cabinet
of the 1988 Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign was held recently at the Executive
Club. Jeanne Levy (head of table), General
Chair of the 1988 Federation-UJA Cam-
paign, and members of her Campaign
Cabinet discussed plans for this year's fund
raising drive. Seated (left to right) are
Lester Sodowick, Irving Mazer, Marva Per-
rin, Mark Levy, Barry Berg, Mrs. Levy,
Douglas Kleiner, Israeli guest Zvi Raviv,
Arnold Lampert, Milton Gold, Sam Wadler,
Arnold Hoffman, Paul Shapiro, Martin
List, and Michael Lampert. Not pictured
are Alec Engelstein, Barbara and Bernard
Green, Carol and Paul Klein, Jeffrey Klein,
Bernard Plisskin, Leah Siskin, and Dr.
Elizabeth S. Shulman.
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CAN SHE COUNT ON YOU?
Help ensure the quality
of life for our elderly.
Support the Expansion
of the
JOSEPH L. MORSE
GERIATRIC CENTER
of the Jewish Home for the Aged
of Palm Beach County
To make your pledge contact the
Center's Office of Development at
471-5111
Pledges may be paid over a three to five year period.


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Friday, October 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
JCCampus Groundbreaking Set For Nov. 22
Harriett 'Buddie' Brenner To Chair
Harriett "Buddie" Brenner
Harriett "Buddie" Brenner,
a well known leader in civic,
political and philanthropic
circles, has been named to
chair the groundbreaking
ceremonies for the Jewish
Community Campus. They will
be held on Nov. 22 on the
JCCampus site located at
Military Trail and 12th Street.
Gilbert Messing, Chairman
of the JCCampus Capital Cam-
paign, announced the appoint-
ment saying, "It is most fitting
that Buddie chair this signifi-
cant community milestone
since she was the Chairman of
the Jewish Community Center
Activities Study which was the
catalyst for expansion plans
which led to the development
of the concept of a Jewish
Community Campus."
In accepting the appoint-
Community Leader Dies
Samuel K. Mittleman, an active leader in the Jewish com-
munity of the Palm Beaches, died Oct. 21 in Palm Beach.
He was 75.
Mr. Mittleman resided in New York City until moving to
Palm Beach 14 years ago. Prior to his retirement, he was
an executive in the shipping business. For the last five
years, Mr. Mittleman was chairman of the High Ridge
Country Club Jewish Federation Campaign. Since its in-
ception in 1983, Mr. Mittleman was instrumental in in-
creasing substantially the number of country club members
who are identified with Federation's fund-raising and local
community organization efforts. A member of High Ridge
Country Club, he had served on its Board of Directors.
Mr. Mittleman was a member of the Board of Directors
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center.
Mr. Mittleman is survived by his wife, Edna; daughters
Marcia Kapp of New York City and Paula Mittleman of
Palm Beach; son-in-law Roger Kapp; granddaughter Bambi
Kapp; and brother Lee Mittleman of New Jersey.
Services were held Friday at Riverside Guardian Chapel.
Jewish Community Campus
Building A Community
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kotzen have chosen to
dedicate the Early Childhood Center Staff Lounge
in the Jewish Community Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jonas have chosen to
dedicate the Museum Learning Center in the Child
Development Center of the Jewish Community
Center.
Staff of the Jewish Family and Childrens' Ser-
vice have chosen to dedicate the Staff Lounge in
the new-facilities of the Family and Childrens*
service.
Dr. Eugene and Linda B. Kalnitsky have chosen
to share in the dedication of the Board Room to be
located in the new Jewish Family and Childrens'
Service facility.
**
fEDf-
1988 CAMPAIGN
MAJOR EVENTS
VT*<-d
NOVEMBER
Nov. 12 Banyan Springs Wine and Cheese Reception
Nov. 15 Campaign Leadership Institute
Nov. 16 Women's Division B&P Campaign Event
DECEMBER
Dec. 6 Boynton Beach Campaign Breakfast
Dec. 12 MAJOR GIFTS EVENT
Dec 10Vittaay Royalrorrthe &&*n Breakfast
ment, Mrs. Brenner said,
"This will be a momentous day
for all of us. Most exciting is
that the land will be cleared
prior to the groundbreaking
ceremony, an important first
step to construction which
begins in the Spring."
Mrs. Brenner is a long time
resident of the Palm Beaches.
Involved in many aspects of
community life, her service
over the years has been
recognized by both the Jewish
and non-Jewish community.
Sh*> has served as founding
Ch -rman of the Jewish
FeQv,. ation Community Pre-
School; a committee member
and co-founder of the Palm
Beach County Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter; past national Board
member, regional Chairman,
and Palm Beach County Presi-
dent of Brandeis University
National Women's Committee;
and past President and Com-
munity Coordinator of Child
Care of Palm Beach County.
A recipient of the Sylvan
Cole Human Relations Award
presented to her by the
American Jewish Committee,
she has received many other
awards and honors over the
years, both professionally and
as a volunteer.
Mrs. Brenner has been an
active member of the Board of
Directors of Temple Israel and
served as Treasurer of the
Board of Directors of the
Jewish Community Day
School, of which she is current-
ly an honorary Board member.
She now serves as Treasurer
of the Jewish Community
Center.
The JCCampus will house
the Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, and the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County.
For more information, con-
tact Marjorie Scott, JCCam-
pus Capital Campaign Direc-
tor, at the Federation office,
832-2120.
Foremost Female Israeli Radio
Broadcaster To Address
Women's B&P Campaign Event
Freda Keet, one of the
leading personalities in th field
of communications in Israel,
will address the Business and
Professional Women's Group
at a Special Dinner and Pro-
gram in support of the
Women's Division 1988 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign. The $150 minimum
commitment B and P Cam-
paign event will be held on
Monday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m., at
the Executive Club, 515 No.
Flagler Drive, West Palm
Beach.
Ms. Keet also will attend a
Pre-Event Cocktail Reception
for those women who have
made a minimum $1,200 com-
mitment to the 1988 Cam-
paign. The champagne recep-
Freda Keet
tion will be held at the home of
Dr. Elizabeth S. Shulman in
Palm Beach.
"A prize-winning actress,
noted television and radio pro-
gram editor and director, and
an authority on Israel's role in
Africa and Asia, Ms. Keet is
one of Israel's foremost broad-
casters on Kol Israel's national
radio service," said Angela
Gallicchio, Chairperson of the
campaign pre-event. "Ms.
Keet is a keen observer and
prolific exponent of Israel's
varied social, cultural, political
and economic life. She has
gained wide recognition
through her unique and vivid
style of broadcasts, interviews
and articles. We are pleased to
have as our special guest
speaker this eloquent and
knowledgeable women. We
know our business and profes-
Continued on Page 9
BUILDING A COMMUNITY... A PLACE FOR US
THESE PEOPLE ARE HELPING TO BUILD
The Jewish Community Campus
HOMEOFTHE
Jewish Community Center*
Jewish Family And Children's Service
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Is Your Name Here???
Partial Listing
Rqbyn A1 gaze
Dr. and Mrs. Steven Chancy
Mrs. Susan Fleischer
Barbara A. Friedlander
Jenni Fnuner
Dr. and Mrs. Ted Gerson
Ned Goldberg
Dr. and Mrs. J. John Goodman
Sanford Grunther
Dr. and Mrs. Albert Jerome
Mrs. Sylvia Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Robert List
Janice Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Needle
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Newstcin
Mr. and Mrs. Nat Passon
Mr. and Mrs. A. Kenneth Pincourt
Mr. and Mrs. Maury Seldin
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Shulman
Ronald M. Siegel
Susan A. Waraett
Susan Wolf-Schwartz and Family
Evelyn J. Ziegler

PLUS DOZENS MORE CARING PEOPLE WHOSE NAMES
WILL APPEAR IN THE WEEKS TO COME
Don't Be Left Out!
Call the JCCampus Campaign Office, 832-2120]
Known as YWYMrWs in ms^ctmrmunrrres.
,w~-.-.


Page 4 The Jewish. Floridian.of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 30, 1987
Hussein On The Fly
In a speech to the Jordanian Parliament last
month, King Hussein blamed Israel's right-of-
center Likud bloc and its leader, Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir, for the impasse in Arab-Israeli
peace efforts.
Hussein threw himself into domestic Israeli
politics with uncharacteristic directness. Accor-
ding to the Washington Post, the King claimed
his efforts "at the Arab and international level
have resulted in widening acceptance for an in-
ternational peace conference ... It has become
obvious to everyone in this world, including the
Israeli people themselves, that peace efforts
could reach a dead end because of the intran-
sigence of the Israeli right in the government
coalition .. which rejects an Israeli withdrawal
from the occupied Arab lands in exchange for
peace."
Usually, when the King delivers himself of
such sweeping statements, he has other au-
diences in mind. This latest pronouncement was
no different.
As the Jerusalem Post's respected correspon-
dent Hirsh Goodman explained a few days later,
Hussein was looking beyond the Jordanian
parliament to his meeting with U.S. Secretary
of State George Shultz. In essence.
Goodman explained, the King was conducting a
preemptive media strike. The message to Shultz
was "don't blame me" for paralysis over the in-
ternational conference or the peace process in
general.
Further, by blasting Shamir and the Likud,
Hussein might have been trying to strengthen
his inter-Arab position vulnerable because of
his dealings with Israeli Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres. The King also might have hoped
to undercut Palestinian Arabs on the West Bank
and Gaza who recently have been meeting with
Likud Knesset members as well as with those
from Peres' Labor Party and even with
Shamir himself.
But, if regional leaders are launching
rhetorical blasts at one another, Shamir might
have reason to fire away at the King. The
former, for all his press notices as a hard-liner,
has stressed publicly and repeatedly his interest
in a face-to-face meeting with Hussein and
with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak,
another cog in the peace process who, until now,
has refused to meet the Israeli leader. The
Prime Minister has advocated a regional "mini-
conference" to include Jordanian and Palesti-
nian non-PLO Arabs, as well as Egypt, and even
Saudi Arabia if it really is interested in peace.
Shamir has sent his chief aides to Washington
to convince the State Department as well as any
Arabs who will listen that regardless of his
opposition to Israeli withdrawal from Judea and
Samaria he is serious about implementing
Camp David autonomy provisions for the ter-
ritories. Arab refusal to deal with Shamir now
over the "half-a-loaf' of autonomy does not im-
prove the odds of convincing the next Israeli
government Likud or Labor that the Arabs
really are serious about "land for peace."
Shultz like Peres has expressed interest
in an international conference if it can be design-
ed to lead quickly to direct, bilateral talks bet-
ween Israel and its Arab neighbors, particularly
a Jordanian-Palestinian delegation. Shamir op-
poses an all-parties conference on grounds that
the Soviets, the Syrians and the PLO or its
designated hitters will insist on unacceptably
dangerous concessions from Israel.
Readers Write
Gordon Zack's Article Questioned
^TTA
If Shultz has guarantees regarding an interna-
tional conference for Shamir, he will no doubt
make them known. Shamir already has an in-
vitation for King Hussein which the Secretary of
State can pass along. This is an excellent time
for the United States to test Jordan's interest
not in the "peace process" but in peace.
Former Envoy Urges NCSJ
To 'Keep The Pressure On'
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Arthur Hartman, former
United States Ambassador to
the Soviet Union, urged the
Jewish community earlier this
month to continue public
pressure for the rights of
Soviet Jews by concentrating
on methods that will gain
results.
"In every decision you take
and whenever you talk about
this subject, be sure the self-
righteous motives are much
less than those of ac-
complishing something, of get-
ting people out," he told some
200 persons attending the
Leadership Assembly of the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry (NCSJ) at the Capital
Hilton Hotel. "We've got to
keep the pressure on."
Hartman spoke at a dinner
during which Jerry Goodman,
the NCSJ's executive director,
presented the former envoy
with NCSJ's "Light of
Freedom" award, a Chanukia
with an inscription citing "his
commitments to the ideals of
freedom and his support for
the freedom of Soviet Jews."
Hartman was accompanied
to the dinner by Vladimir
Feltsman, the Soviet pianist,
and his wife, Anna, who
recently emigrated to the U.S.
He also displayed a self-
portrait by Vladimir Slepak,
which the long-time refusenik
gave him when he left
Moscow.
While urging the need for
rallies and other demonstra-
tions of public support for
Soviet Jewry, Hartman stress-
ed that "the personal relation-
ships you maintain with in-
dividuals in the Soviet Union"
is the most important thing
Continued on Page 18
the
EDITOR:
Gordon Zack's article in the
July 10, issue of the Jewish
Floridian on the Linder
"Cause Celebre" is, by his own
admission, a journalistic at-
tempt to reverse the way most
people familiar with the case
view the murder of Ben Linder
by a contra band.
But apparently, his not-so-
hidden agenda is to attack and
undermine the status of the
Sandinista government in the
eyes of the reader. His method
is as follows:
1. Attack Linder's motiva-
tion for being where he was
when he was killed.
2. Attack the motivation of
the mode of operation of the
Sandinista army and govern-
ment in the war against the
contras.
3. Question, mostly by in-
nuendo, the politics oi Linder's
friends and supporters.
4. Most important for
Jewish readers, raise the spec-
tre of anti-Semitism in
Nicaragua.
While his attempt to ac-
complish his journalistic aims
seems plausible at first
reading, deeper probing shows
that it consists largely of his
own conjectures and of ques-
tionable charges. The so-called
facts and scenarios that he
uses to try to make his case are
quite debatable, and they are
subject to other
interpretations.
HYMAN R. COHEN
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Two Views From France
Friday, October 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
France Notes New Resources In The Difference
Between Crime ^BP^T __ ^
And Tragedy
By ABRAHAM H. FOXMAN
And ROBERT B. GOLDMAN
Holocaust revisionism the
attempt to deny the gas
chambers and mass extermina-
tions of Jews in World War II
suffered setbacks this year
in France. The pseudo-
historians who had propagated
the revisionist thesis had done
including some of the darker
aspects of French policy and
behavior in the Nazi years.
France seems to be saying:
Let's have the truth, and let
our young people remember it.
To begin with, there are
political consequences. The Le
Pen remark, unmitigated by
an unsuccessful attempt to
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much of their work in France,
and there those ideas suffered
their severest reverses.
The most recent blow for the
revisionists was provoked by
Jean-Marie Le Pen, presiden-
tial candidate of the extreme
right National Front in the
elections next spring.
On a radio program in mid-
September, Le Pen who had
gone to much trouble to per-
suade Jews that he was not
anti-Semitic and has been
asiduously professing his sup-
port for the State of Israel
said something that has been
the stuff of the front pages
ever since. He said that the gas
chambers were a mere
"detail" of World War II, that
he had never seen any, and
that historians were still
debating whether they existed.
The reaction of France's
politicians from left to right, of
the media regardless of
ideology, of young people, in-
tellectuals and old people who
remember the war has been a
veritable storm.
Coupled with the response to
the testimony, the defense
arguments and the verdict of
the trial of Klaus Barbie, the
Nazi "butcher of Lyon," in Ju-
ly, it is the story of a nation
that is facing up to the 1940's
"explain" it five days after he
made it, is forcing the majority
conservatives to draw a sharp
line between their own coali-
tion (headed by Prime Minister
Jacques Chirac) and the Na-
tional Front, and thus to cast
the latter into a kind of "off-
limits" category.
The public reaction is
creating unanimity among all
mainstream parties that revi-
sionism is unacceptable, and
that candidates aspiring to na-
tional office will from now on
have to declare it out of bounds
in legitimate political
discourse. Interior Minister
Charles Pasqua of the RPR
(Gaullist)) party headed by
Chirac has suggested adoption
of a law that would make the
espousal of revisionism a
crime, and the National
Front's own Pascal Arrighi, a
National Assembly member
from Corsica, has spoken out
along the same lines.
But the issue far transcends
politics. Television, the
newspapers and weekly
magazines have been full of
discussions and articles ex-
plaining that revisionism has
its roots in Nazism and
represents an attempt to
distort or falsify the meaning
Continued on Page 16
After Dreyfus:
Irony That is Le Pen
By ROBERT E. SEGAL
It is ironic that while the
Jewish Museum of New York
is displaying a striking exhibit
dealing with the French anti-
Semitism that led to the false
imprisonment of Jewish army
officer Alfred Dreyfus at the
turn of the century, a similar
incident occurs.
Jean-Marie Le Pen, who
symbolizes much that disturbs
the Jews of France, recently
said that Hitler's gas
chambers may not have ex-
isted, and even if they did, con-
stituted a minor point in the
history of World War II.
If incipient fascism exists in
France, it is being incubated in
the French National Front,
organized by the French fiery
rightwing politico Le Pen 15
years ago. Taking advantage
of the weakness of the French
economy and hoisting the ban-
ner of "France for the
French," Le Pen has reveled
in seeing support for his
xenophobic enterprise rise
from two percent three years
ago to 11 percent today. The
only cloud in his political sky is
that his adventure in
Holocaust revisionism has
brought some opposition
within his own ranks and
solidified the influential forces
standing against him.
The much admired and
respected Jean-Marie Cardinal
Lustigr, whose Jewish
mother died at Auschwitz, was
startled by Le Pen's comment
about the gas chambers and
said he was frightened by the
debasement of thought in Le
Pen and his followers "because
they pay a role of perversion of
all generations." Foes of Le
Pen are pleased that the Inter-
national League Against
Racism and Anti-Semitism has
brought legal action aganist
Le Pen, with the result that
the court ordered him to pay
damages to all the civil rights
Continued on Page 16
A bereaved mother mourns her son, who fell in
the 197S Yom Kippur War, at Jerusalem's
military cemetery on ML Herzl, following this
year's holiday. (JTA/World Zionist News Photo
Service)
Scholar: Don't Ignore
Other Conflicts In Mideast
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) A
Middle East scholar visiting
the United States has
wondered at the naivete of
Americans vis-a-vis the Per-
sian Gulf, and the perception
that Israel wants the Gulf War
to continue.
Dr. Yossi Olmert, research
scholar at the Dayan Center
for Middle Eastern Studies at
Tel Aviv University and a lec-
turer at the school's Depart-
ment of Middle Eastern and
African Studies, was in the
United States recently for the
Eugene Warner Middle East
Lecture Series sponsored by
the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith.
In an interview at the JTA
offices, the 38-year-old
scholar, who is the youngest
brother of Likud MK Ehud
Olmeri, sat and marveled at
the long-time insistence of
Americans to view the Arab-
Israeli conflict as the dominant
policy issue facing the Middle
East while ignoring other
areas of potentially dangerous
contention in the region.
Now, he noted, Americans
are being unavoidably con-
fronted by other Mideast
dynamics through daily news
dispatches from the Persian
Gulf.
Olmert also expressed skep-
ticism that America has a
clear-cut, intelligent approach
to its elevated involvement in
the Persian Gulf.
"I hope that they have a
strategy, not just cooperation
with their allies," he said.
"There is no reason for
America to be deeply involved
in the Gulf, enabling countries
like Iraq to cause trouble. That
would deteriorate the
situation."
Olmert wanted to ensure
that Americans remembered
who, indeed, struck the first
blow that began the now
seven-year-long Gulf War.
"The Iraqis attacked Iranian
shipping. If America really
wants to protect free naviga-
( on tinned on Page 15


Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 30, 1987
First Event To Be Held
For Banyan Springs Residents
Continued from Page 2
rently an active participant in
local politics and has been in-
volved in the founding of Tem-
ple Beth Torah. He possesses a
citation from Levi Eshkol,
Minister of Finance of Israel at
the time and later President,
attesting to his service as a
Division Chairman for UJA in
1958.
Mildred Kellner still pursues
her former profession as an in-
come tax consultant, in addi-
tion to her work as tax advisor
in the AARP program. She is a
Paul and Mildred Kellner
life member and officer of
Trails Chapter of Brandeis
University National Women's
Committee.
Members of the Banyan Spr-
ings Committee are Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Canter, Mr. and
Mrs. Nathan Goldberg, Mr.
and Mrs. Lester Hoffman, Mr.
and Mrs. Jerry Kelner, and
Mrs. Ruth Sachner.
For more information, con-
tact Frances Witt, Boynton
Beach office Assistant Direc-
tor, at the Federation Boynton
Beach Branch Office,
737-0746.
Pincourts Make Major Gift
Continued from Page 1
of us."
The JCC will be built on the
Jewish Community Campus
located on Military Trail and
12th Street. Additionally, the
JCCampus will house the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service and the -Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County.
A. Kenneth Pincourt,
originally from New York, has
lived in the Palm Beaches for
35 years. A manufacturer and
distiller of alcohol, he also
holds a law degree. He is the
father of three children, all of
whom live in the community.
The Pincourts are members of
the newly formed Falls Coun-
try Club.
Susan Pincourt is a native of
New York where she worked
in the performing arts before
moving to the Palm Beaches in
1974. She is active in the
Parent Teachers Association
of Palm Beach Public School
where the Pincourts' eight
year old daughter, Lauren,
attends.
The Pincourts join a
distinguished list of major con-
tributors to the JCCampus
Capital Campaign. For more
information, contact Marjorie
Scott, JCCampus Capital Cam-
paign Director, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
To Increase Face-To-Face Solicitations
Continued from Page 1
that is as coordinated and broad based as this community's. "Our incentives are
based on the number and quality of solicitations made. They include missions to
Israel, participation in the Council of Jewish Federations' General Assembly in
New Orleans in Nov. 1988, a special role in the upcoming community-wide
celebration of the 40th anniversary of the State of Israel or a full set of En-
cyclopedia Judaica," stated Dr. Shulman.
A more detailed description of the incentives program will be presented at
the Campaign Leadership Institute, Sunday, Nov. 15. Additionally worker train-
ing for Campaign leaders will stress the art of face-to-face solicitation and will
provide an opportunity to sharpen skills.
"We are beginning this year's fund raising drive with a high level of excite-
ment and expectation. Tzedakah is a very beautiful concept but we all know that
face-to-face solicitation takes enormous time, energy, and motivation on the part
of our workers. We anticipate that the incentives program will not only reward
excellence but will also nurture those workers who are on the front lines raising
the dollars for our worldwide Jewish community," Dr. Shulman said.
Dr. Shulman is a member of UJA's National Business and Professional
Women's Council. She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County for four years and has sat on the Board
since 1979. She is a member of the Women's Division Board of Directors and of
its Campaign Cabinet and is chairing the Business and Professional Women's
Group Golda Meir Task Force. Her contributions to the work of the Campaign
Cabinet have won her recognition as a highly esteemed ten-year veteran.
Last year she chaired the B and P Women's Group Campaign and has
chaired the Federation's Jewish Education Committee. Dr. Shulman served as
Co-Chair of the Leadership Development Program and as a member of several
Federation committees. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Family and Children's Service.
Dr. Shulman is a psychologist in private practice in West Palm Beach.
For more information, contact Debbie Hammer, Boynton Beach Director, at
the Boynton Beach Branch Office, 737-0746.

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Community Calendar
October 30
Temple Beth El, Scholar in Residence Federation,
Midrasha Shabbaton at Hilton, through Nov. 1.
October 31
Temple Beth El, Scholar in Residence Federation,
Midrasha Shabbaton at Hilton, through Nov. 1.
November 1
B'nai B'rith-Lucerne Lakes, 9:30
Midrasha Shabbaton at Hilton
ORT-West Palm, Cruise.
a.m. Federation,
Women's American
November 2
UJA-NY Washington Express $10,000 Mission Temple
Emanu-El Sisterhood, board, 9:45 a.m. B'nai B'rith
Yachad, board 10 a.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom
Sisterhood, board, 9:30 a.m. Hadassah-Tikvah, board, 1
p.m. Women's American ORT-Lakes of Poinciana 12:30
p.m. Hadassah-West Boynton, 12:30 p.m. Women's
American ORT-Royal, board Hadassah-Associates, 9:30
a.m. Women's American ORT-Mid Palm, board, 1 p.m.
B'nai B'rith-Lake Worth Lodge No. 3016, board 3 p.m.
Brandeis University Women's Committee-Boynton Beach,
board, 1 p.m. Federation, Women's Division, Campaign
Cabinet Meeting, 10 a.m. Federation, Young Adult
Division, Business Executive Forum, 6-8 p.m.
November 3
Election Day B'nai B'rith Women, Sholom, board, 9:30
a.m. Temple Israel, 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth El, board,
7:30 p.m. Federation, CLAL Program, 7:30 p.m. Yid-
dish Culture Group-Century Village, 10 a.m. Women's
American ORT-West Palm, 12:30 p.m. Women's
American ORT-West Palm, 12:30 p.m.
November 4
Federation, Women's Division Executive Committee, 10
a.m. Lake Worth Jewish Center Sisterhood, board,
9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women-Olam, noon National
Council of Jewish Women-Palm Beach, board, 10 a.m.
Na'amat USA-Golda Meir, Luncheon/Show, noon, board,
1 p.m. Jewish Community Center, board, 8 p.m.
Federation, CLAL Program 8-9:30 a.m, 12-2 p.m., 4-6
p.m. Yiddish Culture Group-Cresthaven, 1 p.m.
November 5
National Council of Jewish Women-Okeechobee, board, 10
a.m. Labor Zionist Alliance, 1:15 p.m. Na'amat USA-
Theodore Heral, 1 p.m. Hadassah-Rishona, board, 9:30
a.m. Na'amat USA-Palm Beach Council, board, 10 a.m.
National Council of Jewish Women-Flagler Evening,
board, 8 p.m. Hadassah-Chai, board, 10 a.m. Federa-
tion, Soviet Jewry Task Force, noon Jewish Community
Day School, board, 7:45 p.m.
For more information call the Jewish Federation office,
832-lltO.
Prisoners
Released
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
President Hafez Assad of
Syria ordered the release of
five Syrian Jews imprisoned
for allegedly spying for Israel
and they have since im-
migrated to Israel, according
to the Cairo magazine Oc-
tober, quoted here by Davar.
The Egyptian news weekly
indicated their release was
engineered by former Presi-
dent Jimmy Carter when he
meet with Assad in Damascus
six months ago.
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Friday, October 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Women's Division
Federation Director To
Address Presidents' Coffee
An update on the Jewish
community of the Palm
Beaches will be presented by
Jeffrey Klein, Executive
Director of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County, at
the Presidents' Coffee, Thurs-
day, Nov. 12, 10 a.m., at the
Morse Geriatric Center, 4847
Fred Gladstone Drive, West
Palm Beach.
Sponsored by the Women's
Division of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
the coffee will also provide an
opportunity for the Presidents
of all the Jewish women's
organizations in the Palm
Beaches to hear a preview of
this year's new Educational
Forum.
In making the announce-
ment of the guest speaker,
Presidents' Coffee Chairman
Debby Brass said, "As Ex-
ecutive Director of Federa-
tion, Jeffrey Klein is at the
forefront of developments con-
cerning this Jewish communi-
ty. He will bring us the latest
information about exciting
plans for its future growth,"
stated Mrs. Brass.
Jeffrey Klein is serving his
second year as Executive
Director. He was formerly
Director of Planning and
Budgeting for. the Greater
Miami Jewish Federation. He
also staffed the Pacesetter
Dinner for contributors in ex-
cess of $10,000.
Mr. Klein holds a law degree
from Case Western Reserve
University and in addition to
practicing law, he spent
several years in the business
world as President of an
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automobile dealership and as
Chief Executive Officer of a
professional recruitment
bureau.
During the years prior to
joining the Miami Federation
staff, Mr. Klein was an active
lay leader in the Jewish com-
munity of Cleveland where he
served as a member of the
Speakers Bureau of the Jewish
Federation, as Chairman of its
Domestic Anti-Semitic Task
Force. He was also a Board
member of the Bureau of
Jewish Education of
Cleveland.
When Mr. Klein moved to
Florida to start his business,
he continued his volunteer in-
volvement with the Ft.
Lauderdale Federation's Com-
munity Relations Council. He
also served on the Board of
Trustees of Broward County's
Jewish Family and Children's
Service.
For more information, con-
tact Faye Stoller, Women's
Division Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Administration Vice President
Having worn many hats in the Women's Division of Palm
Beach County, over the past several years, Susan Wolf-
Schwartz is well qualified to administer a wide spectrum of
programs. As this year's Administration Vice President,
she will be overseeing the Nominating Committee, Board
programming, the Annuall Meeting, volunteer recruit-
ment, awards, and publicity. She also serves as By-Laws
Parliamentarian.
A past Program Director of the Volunteer Center of
Palm Beach County, Mrs. Wolf-Schwartz is now Informa-
tion Specialist with the Jewish Family and Children's Ser-
vice. A member of Women's Division's Board of Directors
for many years, she held the position of Leadership
Development Vice President for the past two years and
served as Liaison for Super Sunday in 1985 and 1987.
A 1983 graduate of Federation's Leadership Develop-
ment Program, Mrs. Wolf-Schwartz served as Program
Co-Chairman as well as a member of the YLD/Young Adult
Division Cabinet. In 1986 she was this Federation's Young
Leadership Award recipient. Mrs. Wolf-Schwartz is very
active at Temple Judea and immediate past President of
the Flagler Evening Section of National Council of Jewish
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Page 8 The Jewish Fioridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 80,1987
JCC Dinner Dance Success
Spurs JCCampus Campaign
More than 200 people celebrated at the
Jewish Community Center's "Dinner, Dan-
cing, and Spirits" in support of the Jewish
Community Campus Capital Campaign on
Saturday night, Oct. 17.
Zelda Pincourt Mason, President of the
JCC, presented Certificates of Apprecia-
tion to Stacey Levy and Judy Devore, Co-
Chairmen of the event, in recognition of
their outstanding work and devotion. The
Ballroom of the Royce Hotel was
decorated with an oriental theme in black
and white. Guests danced to music by the
Carl Evans Band.
Mrs. Mason thanked the attendees for
their enthusiastic and generous support.
The dinner dance was held to thank those
who contributed a minimum $5,000 to the
JCCampus Capital Campaign.
Gilbert Messing, Chairman of the
JCCampus fund raising drive, announced
that the evening's goals for both atten-
dance and pledges had been surpassed. The
JCCampus will be built on Military Trail
and 12th Street and will house the JCC,
the Jewiah Family and Children's Service,
and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County.
Thanking the support* who pledged a minimum $5,000 to
the Jewish Community Campus Capital Campaign are (left to
right) Gilbert Messing, Chairman, JCCampus Capital Cam-
paign; Zelda Pincourt Mason, President, Jewiah Community
Center; and Arnold Lampert, Community Campaign
Chairman.
Co-Chairmen of the JCC's "Dinner, Dancing,
and Spirits," (left to right) Stacey Levy and
Judy Devore, received Certificates of Ap-
preciation in recognition of their outstanding
efforts.
Zelda Pincourt Mason, President, Jewish Community Center,
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Rnddf? aRrdpnnTrbM8nrvar?' Sf'ttfe. StT5J Uvy' Ze,da Pincourt M> Harvey Goldberg.
Buddie Brenner, Marva Pemn, Michael Brozost, and Dr. Paul Klein.


Friday, October 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Training Course For Volunteers Who
Work With Older Adults Offered
The Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, in conjunction
with the Caring Community
Program of Temple Judea, an-
nounces a new 16 week train-
ing course for volunteers who
work with older adults.
The course will meet every
Monday starting on Nov. 9 at
Temple Judea, from 10 a.m.-12
p.m. The course will run
through February 1988.
On Nov. 9, Rabbi Alan Sher-
man of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County and
Morse Geriatric Center, and
Ned Goldberg of the Jewish
Family and Children's Service,
will speak on the role of the
volunteer in a non-profit agen-
cy. The speakers will review
not only the role of volunteers,
but the wider role that each
Jewish agency takes in the
community.
Over the next sixteen weeks,
the topics will range from
skills needed in volunteer work
to particular problems en-
countered by older adults, to
specific services such as nurs-
ing home care, boarding home
care and home health services.
Directors of many agencies in
Palm Beach County are
scheduled to speak.
At the end of every four ses-
sions, participants will receive
a certificate of attendance
which will recognize their con-
cern and interest in the pro-
blems of older adults.
The entire program each
week is open to the communi-
ty. There is a suggested dona-
tion of $10 for the entire pro-
gram and $2 for each in-
dividual session.
Rabbi Alan Sherman
For details or a copy of this
comprehensive program, con-
Ned Goldberg
tact Ned Gold'berg at
684-1991.
Helping People
When Your Spouse Talks, Do You Hear The Meaning?
By
BARBARA FRIEDLANDER
MSW, ACSW
Jewish Family and
Children's Service
There is no magical trick to
building a satisfactory mar-
riage; the behaviors are learn-
ed. Communication is one' of
the most powerful factors in-
fluencing the quality of the
relationship. When there is ef-
fective communication, a cou-
ple is able to solve problems,
and sharing, empathy and
understanding increases. It is
through communication that
the relationship either grows
or is detroyed.
Many marriage partners are
afraid to express their true
feelings and thoughts because
they are afraid they will be re-
jected or be misunderstood.
When you do communicate,
listen to the entire message,
including the feeling, the
belief, the goal, and the non-
verbal message. For example,
Susan, in an angry voice, tells
her husband that she does not
mind if he goes bowling with
his friends, yet when Dan
comes home, Susan is angry
with him. What Dan missed in
the original message, was
Susan's tone voice and the ex-
pression of her face. All he had
listened to were the words,
"it's ok for you to go," but that
was not at all what Susan had
meant. By missing or failing to
recognize the feeling in a
message, like Susan's anger,
you can misunderstand the en-
tire message.
Communication is essential,
but often roadblocks get in the
way. A common obstacle is us-
ing words to say the opposite
Women's B&P
Campaign Event
Continued from Page 3
sional women will enjoy hear-
ing her first-hand views,"
stated Robin S. Weinberger,
chairperson of the event.
Freda Keet's nightly infor-
mation programs in English
have been heard by overseas
listeners on short wave sets in
America, Europe, Africa and
Asia. Additionally, she is the
official interviewer for all
visiting dignitaries from
African and Asian countries
for Israel's information
services.
Born and raised in Rhodesia,
now known as Zimbabwe, and
educated at Cape Town
University in South Africa, she
studied acting in England with
the Royal Academy of
Dramatic Art and then went
on to television and radio work
with the BBC. After a year as
assistant to the director of
Rhodesian television, she
became the first woman an-
nouncer on that country's
radio system. Ms. Keet
became an Israeli citizen in
1963.
Couvert is $20 for the din-
ner, program, and parking.
For reservations, mail your
check to Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County (attention
Women's Division), 501, So.
Flagler Drive, Suite 305, West
Palm Beach, FL 38401. For
more information, contact
Faye Stoller, Women's Divi-
sion Director, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
of what you are feeling. This
was illustrated with Dan and
Susan. Susan did not want her
husband to leave her home
alone, but she told him it was
alright for him to go. Another
example would be denying
your anger or hurt feelings by
saying everything is fine. If a
couple is not truthful in what
they are saying, problems can-
not be resolved.
Another obstacle that in-
terferes with communication is
when one partner assumes
he/she is always right. For ex-
ample, Ann and Steve, who
have been married for five
years, have come in for
counseling because they no
longer spend any time
together, and the quality of
their relationship is suffering.
Ann believes that the sole
cause of the problem is that
Steve works too many hours,
and if he would only work less
hours, everything would be
perfect. However, if Steve did
what Ann wanted, it would
create new problems because
Steve would be earning less
money. If Ann would be will-
ing to look at other alter-
natives, their problem would
be able to be resolved;
however, if she insists that she
is right, Ann closes off all
other choices. This example
also exemplifies the obstacle of
blaming the problem on your
partner and assuming he/she
should solve the problem
himself/herself.
After knowing someone for
a period of time, people often
assume they can anticipate all
their partner's feelings,
without allowing theirpartner
a chance to tell them. This is il-
lustrated by Carol, who
assumes her husband Jim
wants to know how her day is
the minute he gets home; but
Jim has never told her that,
and in truth, he would rather
relax first. The more Carol
bombards him when he gets
home, the more he is coming to
resent her.
Without clear communica-
tion, you are opening yourself
up to misunderstandings.
Strong and clear communica-
tion takes practice. The follow-
ing are guidelines that will
help you to improve your com-
munication skills. Be
courageous on things that mat-
ter. If there is something that
really matters to you, take the
time and share it with your
partner. For example, if it
bothers you that your husband
does not include you with his
friends,
to h
s, explain your feelings
im by using "I '
statements. "I feel hurt when
you leave me home," will
sound less threatening to your
husband than, "You are
thoughtless for leaving me
home alone."
It is important to ask for
feedback to clarify how you are
being heard. This can be done
by asking, "What did I just
say?" or "How do you feel
about what I have said?" It is
important to communicate
your thoughts and feelings
clearly and truthfully, and to
focus on the potential and
positive resources of your rela-
tionship instead of on the
limitations. Relationships are
not perfect, and it will not do
any good to continually focus
on the imperfections. U there
is not a lot of time in your day
for talking, put aside ten
minutes daily, just for
communicating.
When you marry, you are
making a commitment to your
partner to love and support
each other for better or worse.
Judaism views marriage as an
institution that allows for
mutual respect, devotion, and
kindness. In order to fulfill
these needs, communication is
essential.
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 30, 1987
Israel Sets High Priority On Tourism
By DR. MARK RATTINGER
Chairman,
Israel-Mideast Tank Force
At the request of the Israeli
government, I traveled to
Israel this summer to learn
what the Israel-Mideast Task
Force of the Community Rela-
tions Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County can do to help increase
tourism to Israel.
As part of a 30-member task
force comprised of Community
Relations Council leaders from
throughout the nation, I had
the opportunity to meet with
the leaders of the Israeli
tourism industry. The high
priority given to this mission
was evidenced by the commit-
ment and support shown to
our group.
I learned that tourism in
Israel is rebounding. Efforts
are underway to get the
message out to the American
public that Israel is not only a
beautiful place to experience
one's religious heritage
firsthand, but can also be an
exciting vacation geared to in-
dividual tastes.
Currently, tourism officials
are stressing that Israel is an
ideal place to take a holiday
vacation, especially during the
off-season (during summer,
avoiding Christmas and the
High Holy Days). Throughout
Israel, the government has
been building increasingly
large and well-stocked vaca-
tion resort areas to cater to
the special interests of
tourists. These locations in-
clude fabulous spas for health
treatments based on muds and
minerals found in the area,
while lavishly catering to the
needs of the guests. The
beautiful Mediterranean Sea is
used to its utmost advantage
for sailing, snorkeling and
water skiing. The resort of
Eilat at the southernmost tip
of Israel is also a must for the
snorkeling buff.
The number of three, four,
and five star hotels has been
dramatically increased and
building will continue over the
next few years.
1988 is a special year for
visiting Israel as the 40th an-
niversary of the State will be
celebrated throughout the
Dr. Mark Rattinger tours Jerusalem on a special fact*
finding mission to promote Israeli tourism.
country with important ac-
tivities being held every
month.
Tourism has become a vital
harbinger of Israel's economy.
It generated over $1.25 billion
in 1985. More than 85 cents of
each tourist dollar is available
to Israel as opposed to an an-
nual 70 cents from oher
revenues earned.
Tourism also serves to
benefit Israel in non-economic
ways, we learned. Tourists are
seen as good will ambassadors
when they return home. They
almost universally are im-
pressed with the spirit of the
Israeli people and bring this
feeling back to their home
towns.
A further benefit of tourism
is a psychological one that the
Israelis themselves get from
mingling with foreign tourists.
Israel is such an isolated na-
tion surrounded by enemies in
the Middle East. Every tourist
brings part of the outside
world in.
Interestingly, we learned
that Christian visitors out-
number Jewish visitors. At
least 60 percent are Christians
who do not see the real core of
Israel. Rather than flying into
Ben Gurion Airport, they are
flown directly to Jordan where
they are then placed on Arab
tour buses. They then see the
Holy Land via East Jerusalem
mostly, visiting only Christian
and Moslem shrines. Arab
guides, who generally have lit-
tle or no sympathy towards
Israel, tend to minimize the
modern Israeli State. These
tours are heavily subsidized by
King Hussein as they are an ef-
fective public relations effort
from his standpoint.
Counteracting this biased
point of view is Bridges For
Peace. This program,
established and operated by
Christians, explains Israel to
Christians from a pro-Israel
viewpoint. It has also done a
marvelous job throughout the
U.S. where it has 80 represen-
tatives in major cities. In
Israel its permanent represen-
tative is Clarence Wagner, Ex-
ecutive Director. The Israeli
government and the United
Jewish Appeal work closely
with this organization.
It is estimated that less than
ten percent of American Jews
have ever been to Israel. The
vast majority of Jewish
tourists to Israel have been
there at least once before. I-
any given year, only 6.05 per-
cent of the Jewish tourists are
first time travellers to Israel.
It is a sad fact that the vast
majority of American Jews
have never seen their
ancestral homeland.
Particularly among older
Jewish Americans the
numbers drop precipituously.
Of those over the age of 65, on-
ly 5 percent visited Israel in
1985, falling to 2 percent in
1986.
On our last day in Israel, we
toured the El Al airport facili-
ty learning about security mat-
ters, transportation for group
tours, and maintainance. We
got an inside look on how El Al
services their airplanes, set-
ting one of the highest stan-
dards in the world.
Not only is flying on El Al
safe, but tourists visiting
Israel should also feel secure.
Statistics show that Israel is
considered safer than almost
any large metropolitan area.
What exaggerates these
figures is that almost any news
inside Israel is immediately
broadcast to the entire world.
To familiarize our group
with some of the beautiful
resorts within Israel, we
toured several areas of the
country. During a drive to
Tiberias, I learned about the
flora and fauna of Israel. We
saw the Hot Springs and had
lunch in a kibbutz guest house.
That afternoon we went to
Herzelia on the Beach where
the Danielle Hotel Spa has
magnificent facilities. Not only
are there gorgeous outdoor
swimming pools, but there are
indoor pools with mud packs
available as well. There is also
a fully equipped gymnasium
with aerobic classes, steam
rooms, saunas, and a Jacuzzi.
Israel is a wonderful place to
visit. To learn about the ex-
citing opportunities during
Israel's 40th anniversary, call
Rabbi Alan Sherman, CRC
Director, at the Federation of-
fice, 832-2120.
Against Call For Closer Arab Ties
UNITED NATIONS -(JTA)
Israel and the United States
were the only countries to vote
against a resolution calling for
greater cooperation between
the United Nations and the
countries of the Arab League.
The resolution was adopted
in the General Assembly by an
overshelming majority of 153
countries. There were no
abstentions.
The resolution, sponsored by
Libya on behalf of the Arab
states, said increased coopera-
tion between the UN and Arab
League states would help
achieve the implementation of
UN resolutions on the ques-
tions of Palestine and the Mid-
The Community Is Invited
to the
Mid-East
Leadership Conference
"Israel At 40 -
Middle Age Conflicts"
Featuring
Outstanding international Analysts
Sunday, November 8,
9 a .m.-2 p.m.
AT TEMPLEJUDEA
100CHILLINGWORTH DRIVE
WEST PALM BEACH
Sponsored by the Israel-Mideast Task Force ol the
Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation
ol Palm Beach County.
Cost of the Conlerence and Luncheon is $15 Reservations must be made by check to
the Jewish Federation ol Palm Beach County. 501 So Flarjler Drive. Suile 305 West
Palm Beach FL 33401. all CRC For more inlormahon call Rabbi Alan Sherman
CRC Director al 632 2120.
die East.
Clovis Maksound, chairman
of the Arab League at the UN,
told the General Assembly
that cooperation between the
UN and his organization has
broad implications for develop-
ment projects and for the clos-
ing of the gap between the
developed and developing
worlds. He asserted that UN
programs in the Arab world
such as those of the UN
Children's Fund, the UN
Development Children's Pro-
gram and the World Health
Organization had a far-
reaching impact.
The representative of Israel,
Jeremy Nssim-Issacharoff,
charged that activities of the
Arab League violated the UN
Charter because its "raison
d'etre" has been to deny the
existence of the State of
Israel.
Ambassador Herbert Okun
of the United States, explain-
ing his vote against the resolu-
tion, said it called for im-
plementation of UN resolu-
tions on the Mideast which is
the U.S. voted against.
General Assembly resolutions
on the Mideast have called for
the establishment of a Palesti-
nian state and the withdrawal
of all Israeli forces from ter-
ritories occupied in the 1967
Six Day War, including East
Jerusalem.
Shultz Stood Up To Palestinians
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Secretary of State George
Shultz ended his three-day
visit to Israel earlier this
month suggesting that the
Palestinians may be their own
worst enemies.
It was "contradictory" for
the Palestinians to demand
that their views be heard and
yet refuse to meet with him,
Shultz said at a final news con-
ference before departing for
Egypt. He was referring to the
select group of Palestinian
politicians and business people
from the administered ter-
ritories invited for a talk at his
Jerusalem Hilton Hotel suite.
The secretary waited in vain.
None showed up. Some may
have been deterred by threats,
Shultz said, adding, "that only
reminds us that peace has its
enemies." The list of invitees,
carefully put together by U.S.
consular officials in East
Jerusalem, included former
Gaza Mayor Rashad A-Shawa,
Dr. Khatem Abu Ghazzala of
Gaza and Mayor Hannah el-
Atrash of Beit Sahur in the
West Bank.
A-Shawa, who is pro-
Jordanian, said in an interview
later that he did not wiah to
deepen divisions in the Palesti-
nian camp by meeting with
Shultz at this time. He and the
others also may have wanted
to avoid the small group of
Palestinian students picketing
Shultz's hotel during the time
set for the meeting.
They carried placards com-
paring restrictions in the ad-
ministered territories with
those in force against Jews in
the Soviet Union. Shultz, who
observed the pickets, told
reporters, "I don't know of
any limitations on emigration"
from the territories.
The East Jerusalem Arabic
press, which has considerable
influence with West Bankers,
had advised the Palestinian
leaders not to attend the
meeting. They said the recent
escalation of violence in the
territories was good reason to
boycott Shultz.
Other reports indicated the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion had pressured represen-
tatives from the territories not
to meet with Shultz, because of
the secretary's involvement in
recent moves to close the
PLO's Information Office in
Washington.


Friday, October 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
At Federation Board Retreat
Demographic Study 'Starting Off Point*
The Demographic Study
recently conducted by the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County is a "starting
off point" for the community
to begin focusing on areas of
critical concern for the future,
according to Jacob Solomon,
Director of Planning and
Budgeting, Greater Miami
Jewish Federation. He, along
with other consultants,
presented a summary report of
the findings and preliminary
implications to the Federation
Board of Directors at a Board
Retreat Oct. 11.
Once the Board, its agencies,
synagogues and other
organizations have sufficiently
reviewed the statistical results
of the study, they must begin
to identify critical areas of in-
terest, he said. "You must
identify the top categories
(of need) and determine
priorities. That is the
challenge ahead."
In determining the need for
service delivery, he explained
that the numbers of children
living in the Palm Beaches who
have no Jewish affiliation can
dictate a great challenge for
the community to strengthen
Jewish identity among these
youngsters. "There may be a
need to increase efforts to
reach them because of the
marginal affiliation," Mr.
Solomon said.
Citing the importance of a
Jewish Community Center in
helping to build a strong
Jewish community, Mr.
Solomon stated, "The JCC
serves all Jews, regardless of
need or affiliation." He stress-
ed that the statistics should be
interpreted to indicate a
Jacob Solomon, Director of Planning and Budgeting, Greater
Miami Jewish Federation, addressed the Board members
regarding implications for future service delivery for the
Jewish community in the Palm Beaches.
J.
Gary Tobin, Director of the Center for Modern Jewish
Studies at Brandeis University and special consultant for the
study, addressed the implications for long-range Campaign
planning.
strong need for a quality JCC.
He felt that the lack of interest
in affiliation within the com-
munity makes the JCC all the
more vital in bringing the com-
munity together.
Dr. Gary Tobin, Director of
the Center for Modern Jewish
Studies at Brandeis University
and special consultant for the
study, presented an overview
of the data collected for long-
range Campaign planning.
"You have a unique fund rais-
ing potential but at the same
time, your service delivery
demands for the next ten years
will increase dramatically," he
told the members of the Board
of Directors.
Considering the financial
resources, Jews in the Palm
Beaches are undergiving
although this not unique to the
Palm Beaches, Dr. Tobin
reported. "Less than 80 per-
cent contribute up to $5,000
per year total to all organiza-
tions and the vast majority
give less than one-half percent
of their income to Jewish
philanthropies."
To build a viable community
for the future, Dr. Tobin cited
the importance of increasing
Jewish identity and tapping in-
to the leadership potential,
which he sees as quite strong.
Dr. Ira Sheskin, Associate
Professor of Geography at the
University of Miami who
directed the Demographic
Study, gave the highlights of
the summary report to the
Board members. He presented
Stanley Brenner, Chairman of the Demographic Study Com-
mittee, welcomes members of the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County to a recent Board
Retreat at which the preliminary findings of the
Demographic Study were presented.
the statistical findings in
regard to population,
household size and structure,
employment status, months in
residence, geographic location,
Jewish identity, religious prac-
tices, intermarriage, and the
importance of Israel.
Stanley Brenner, Chairman
of the Demographic Study
Committee, chaired the day.
He paid tribute to his commit-
tee, the Federation staff,
agency directors, rabbis, and
the consultants who all worked
together to develop the ques-
tionnaire used in a telephone
survey of Jewish households
for the Demographic Study.
Palm
Beach
Airport
Dr. Ira Sheskin, Professor of Geography at
the University of Miami who directed the
Demographic Study, presented
statistical findings of the study.
the
Conference Focuses On Demographic Crisis'
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Israel, which faces serious
demographic problems
because of the disparity bet-
ween the Jewish and Arab
birth rates, is responsible
nevertheless for offsetting
demographic losses among
diaspora Jews, according to
material presented here at a
conference on the demography
of the Jewish people.
Some 200 scientists and
Jewish community leaders
from 20 countries are atten-
ding the conference, which
opened Monday.
Conference participants
were told that it is doubtful
how long Israel can hold the
line in the "demography
crisis," which is aggravated by
the high incidence of intermar-
riage and assimilation in the
two largest diaspora com-
munities the United States
and the Soviet Union.
At present, the world Jeiwsh
population is about 12,881,000
including 3,521,000 Jews liv-
ing in Israel. But by the year
2000, the global Jewish popula-
tion is expected to decline to
12,212,000 and regress to the
growth rate of the 1960s.
If these trends are not
reversed, the demographers
warned, the limited natural in-
crease of Jews in Israel will
not suffice to compensate for
losses in the diaspora
communities.
Prof. Mordechai Altshuler of
the Hebrew University told
the conference that close to
half of Soviet Jews marry non-
Jews and the vast majority of
the children of these mixed
marriages choose to register
as non-Jews.
Altshuler estimated the
number oi Jews in the USSR
as no more than 1.5 to 1.6
million. Higher numbers often
cited reflect either wishful
thinking or politics, he said. In
fact, Soviet Jewry has entered
a period of accelerated decline,
according to Altshuler. It is
now decreasing at an annual
rate of 1.5 percent compared
to 1 percent in the 1970s.
Jewish emigration from the
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October SO, 1987
Refuseniks Learn Of Permission
To Emigrate On TV Program
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) A
Soviet Jewish emigre living in
the United States learned on
television Wednesday night
(Oct. 14) that his grandparents
have received permission to
leave the Soviet Union.
Leonid Fridman of Boston
heard the good news during
"Capital to Capital," an
unusual program allowing
American and Soviet jour-
nalists and government of-
ficials to exchange views via
satellite.
The live discussion, broad-
cast by ABC News in the time
slot usually reserved for
"Nightline," began with
prerecorded news clips, in-
cluding one of Fridman
describing the plight of his
grandparents, Natan and Etya
Tkach, who for 10 years had
been refused permission to
emigrate for reasons of
"secrecy."
Leonid Zolotarovsky, speak-
ing from the Kremlin itself, in-
formed ABC host Peter Jenn-
ings, on the floor of the U.S.
Senate, that the clip was "out-
dated" because "they have
left."
"Are you sure they can
leave?" asked Jennings.
"Because if you are, I assure
you this is the first he has
heard of it or anyone has heard
of it," Jennings replied, the
"he" referring to Fridman.
The telecast was the second
such program between
members of Congress and the
Kremlin, although un-
precedented in frankness. The
Soviets, who saw the over-one-
hour broadcast Thursday mor-
ning beginning at 6:30 a.m.,
got the entire telecast, in-
cluding the American
commercials.
Press reports from Moscow
indicate the Soviets were
rather startled to awaken to
an unexpected, uncensored
American condemnation of
their human rights record,
emanating from the floor of
the U.S. Senate, and being
responded to in precise detail
by members of their own
government.
Sen. Daniel Patrick
Moynihan (D-N.Y.), seated ad-
jacent to Jennings, slammed
into the Soviet human rights
record with marked direct-
ness. "We all know perfectly
well that for most of this cen-
tury the Soviet Union has been
a hell for human rights," he
said.
Nudel Phones Reagan
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Ida Nudel spoke with two
presidents Sunday (Oct. 18)
starred in a festive concert in
Tel Aviv, and considered ideas
for a coast-to-coast lecture
tour of the United States,
which industrialist Armand
Hammer wants to arrange for
her.
"I was a little nervous; he is
only the second president I
have ever spoken to," Nudel
said after her four-minute
phone call to President Ronald
Reagan from Jerusalem to the
hospital in Maryland where his
wife, Nancy, is recovering
from surgery.
With Secretary of State
George Shultz at her side,
Nudel thanked the president
for his personal involvement in
her case and wished his wife a
full recovery.
Earlier, she lunched with
President Chaim Herzog
and sat in a chair bearing her
name that had been kept sym-
bolically vacant at the presi-
dent's residence for the past
five years.
In the evening, escorted by
Tel Aviv Mayor Shlomo Lahat,
Nudel joined the Herzogs and
other dignitaries at the Israel
Philharmonic's festive concert
in Tel Aviv marking the 13th
anniversary of the opening of
the Mann Auditorium, the
city's main cultural center.
Guest soloist was pianist
Maurizio Pollini. Nudel spoke
to the audience briefly from
the stage and was greeted
with sustained applause.
Lynn Singer, executive
director of the Long Island
Committee for Soviet Jewry,
said refuseniks Lev Elbert in
Kiev, Vladimir Slepak in
Moscow and Aba Taratuta in
Leningrad were "very im-
pressed" by the program,
especially by Rep. Steny
Hoyer (D-Md.), chairman of
the Helsinki Commission, who
enumerated individual cases of
refuseniks who were not yet
permitted to leave.
Hoyer asked why the Soviets
wouldn't let refuseniks "like
Leon Charny" leave, mistak-
ing the younger brother living
in Needham, Mass., for Ben-
jamin Charny of Moscow, who
sufferes from cancer and heart
disease, among several
ailments.
Several relatives of
refuseniks were presented in
Congress for the television
program, including Galina
Welishina, a Soviet emigre
whose husband, Pietris
Belphin, has been denied per-
mission to emigrate 17 times
on the basis of "state secrets."
A deputy minister from
Lithuania said he was familiar
with this case and said "it is a
case of state secrets."
Rep. Clay Shaw (R-Fla.)
referred to the five-year limit
on "secrecy," which Gor-
bachev himself attested to in
1985. The Lithuanian's
response was that "Gorbachev
said five, 10 years, sometimes
even more. I was there when
he said it. I remember it well."
Rep. Benjamin Gilman
(R-N.Y.) enumerated cases of
Jews who have over the years
applied to leave the USSR.
"Since 1968, we have 670,000
affidavits from Israel and
200,000 from the United
States. I have a list of 383,000
who have requested emigra-
tion visas." Gilman also refer-
red to the "tightening up of
restriction to only blood
relatives."
During the live telecast,
Deputy Minister Vladimir
Zagladin said that 10,499 cases
of Jewish refuseniks were "be-
ing examined" as of Oct. 1,
and "everyone who has the
Focuses On 'Demographic Crisis'
Continued from Page 11
USSR since the early '70s has
left behind a Jewish population
with a low birth rate, a high
percentage of old people and a
nigh proportion of mixed
couples, Altshuler said.
The situation is not much
better in the United States, ac
cording to Prof. Sidney Golds-
tein of Brown University in
Providence, R.I. He said that
intermarriage has been in-
creasing among American
Jews in the past decade, fewer
of the non-Jewish partners
have converted to Judaism and
fewer of their children are be-
ing raised as Jews.
Journalists attending the
conference were skeptical
when one of its organizers,
Prof. Roberto Bachi, said its
"main purpose was to find out
what is happening inside the
Jewish people." Reporters
wanted to know how the crisis
could be solved by discussions
in a conference room.
Goldstein replied,"The first
step in developing population
policies is to understand what
is happening." He said, "In
that respect, we know less
about ourselves around the
world than many other peoples
know about themselves, in-
cluding developing countries."
One practical measure the con-
ference is proposing is to con-
duct a census of world Jewry
every decade, starting in 1990.
Bachi suggested that Jews
"learn from the lessons of
other countries that have suc-
ceeded in coping with the
(demographic) challenge." He
said that France, West Ger-
many and Eastern bloc coun-
tries provide examples of how
correct governmental policies
caused positive change.
He noted that whereas fetili-
ty rates in both West and East
Germany were stagnant 10
years ago, the rate in East
Germany has since increased
by 36 percent due in part to in-
centives given large families,
such as a year of paid leave for
working mothers after birth.
Dr. Baruch Levy of the
government demography
center here said all Israeli
governments since 1967 have
discussed the problem "but
leaders did not really deal with
it." More recently, the gloomy
forecasts have led to an
awareness by decision-makers
that the problem must be dealt
with. He said he hoped the con-
ference would spur action at
the government level.
Israel Singer, secretary
genera] of the World Jewish
Congress, suggested that the
issue was not simply one of
numbers but the need to inject
more Jewish content into
Jewish life. That can be done
by developing and improving
Jewish education in the
diaspora, he said.
Drew Gackenheimer, Executive Director of the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center, congratulates the facility's two top
spellers. Pauline Rubin, left, and Thelma Newman placed
first and second respectively in the Fourth Annual Palm
Beach County Nursing Home Spelling Bee. The spelldown
was hosted by the Center, and drew participation from 18
homes. The Center also took top honors in last year's bee
when Ms. Newman took first place and resident Anita Anton
captured second place.
right to will leave, although
everyone will not want to
exit/'
In Moscow, meanwhile, a
demostration by 69 persons,
including Iosif Begun, in front
of the Soviet television offices
was broken up and 21 were
taken away, some badly
beaten, Singer reported. The
group included Alia Zonis, 21,
whose nose was reported
broken in the melee.
Singer also reported that
more permissions to emigrate
were granted to long-term
refuseniks late last week, in-
cluding two Leningrad Jews,
Joseph Radomizilsky and Boris
Fridman, who was on a hunger
strike, and Slava Schifrin and
Lev Yusefovitch.
Shamir Pleased
With Shultz Visit
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Premier Yitzhak Shamir told
the Knesset Monday (Oct. 19)
that he was very pleased with
the visit of Secretary of State
George Shultz because it
demonstrated anew that the
United States will never apply
pressure on Israel and "our
thoughts and ideas flow
through the same channel."
Shamir addressed the open-
ing of the winter session of
Parliament hours after Shultz
departed for Cairo following
three days of talks here with
the Premier and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres.
In a clear reference to the
proposed international con-
ference for Middle East peace,
which he adamantly opposes,
Shamir praised the United
States, "refusal to listen to the
advice of certain states and
other part is to abandon this
path of direct negotiations and
to apply pressure on us to
agree to ideas whose real pur-
pose is to impose solution upon
us that contradict our basic
interests.
But circles close to Peres,
the government'8 most vocal
advocate of an international
conference, said Monday that
Shultz had in fact sought to
persuade Shamir to agree to
some kind of international
forum as a launching pad for
Middle East peace talks. They
said he and Shamir parted at
odds over the issue.
Shamir acknowledged in his
Knesset speech that "there
are certain differences on cer-
tain issues" between Israel
and the U.S., adding, "let us
discuss such differences as
friends and allies."
He also conceded that
"others in government" favor
an international conference,
an allusion to Peres and his
Labor Party. "Would that
these differences be settled
soon so that Israel can appear
united on this issue too,"
Shamir said.
Shamir referred at length to
the Soviet Union. He said
Israel "recognizes that the
USSR has legitimate interests
in this region1' but was "sure"
that Moscow felt that the
absence of normal relations
with Israel was "an anomaly"
which brought it "no
advantages."
He said Israel was willing to
discuss policy issues involving
the region with Mosoovc. pro-
vided there are normal
diplomatic relations and a
change of Soviet policy on
Jewish rights in the USSR and
emigration.
The issue is "at the heart of
Israel's existence and destiny.
The state of the Jews arose in
order to gather together the
Jewish exiled," Shamir said.


Friday, October 80, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Paim Beach County Page 13
Here Comes The Sun: Kfar Klil, A Solar Powered Community
teries, similar to those used on
submarines, which hold
enough power for a week of
normal electrical output.
The house is wired for both
types of currents utilized in
Israel. The 24-volt DC outlets
are differentiated by color
from the 220-volt AC ter-
minals and also serve distinct
purposes; the lower charge is
good for lights and portable
appliances while standard elec-
careful about how often we
push a button or leave a light
on unnecessarily," says one
resident.
For three resourceful
families, however, winter
clouds that blow in off the
coast bring winds that can also
be harnessed for energy.
These households employ old-
fashioned windmills, con-
structed of wooden beams,
that are capable of generating
trical equipment is served by electricity on a 24-volt dynamo
more powerful voltage, generator. The towering mills
draw the equivalent amount of
energy produced by four solar
panels, and fills 12 standard-
size batteries with wind pro-
duced power.
The people at Kfar Klil
believe it is still too early to
ascertain if their experimental
By RICK RAEL
KFAR KLIL, Israel A
smote settlement in Israel's
Western Galilee has now
>me one of the world's first
jmmunities to rely exclusive-
on sunlight for almost all its
lergy needs. The village Kfar
HI is currently embarking on
10-year project, sponsored
ly Israel's Ministry of Energy
|nd the Jewish Agency, in
Irder to determine to what ex-
nt solar power can meet the
Iveryday needs of their
)olated, rural community.
Klil, which means 'whole' or
Complete' in Hebrew, consists
20 family homesteads scat-
ered along a hillside six miles
iland from the Mediterranean
3astal town of Nahariya.
|ince .the days when the first
?w families arrived nearly ten
lears ago, pitching their tents
Inder carob trees, they have
[edicated themselves to living
a self-sufficient manner con-
tstent with the name bestow-
upon their settlement.
"We wanted to explore
llternative means toward
maintaining our independence
a community," says Alon
forath, one of Klil's first
esidents, and like many, a
>rmer urban dweller. 'We
vere determined to build a life
of city entanglements."
That basic tenet explains
leir commitment to various
methods of self-sustenance in-
cluding organic fanning, the
raising of livestock for
' ofwo^forhLtin^ the B U of Rights posed by the judiciary, particularly in the jng peace, public attention is
les" in winter and now ^T8^ "* of the Supreme Court, was reflected deflected from the fact that no
he emSownSt of Todem fedenU iudiciary is identified m the Senate Judiciary Com- similar debate is taking place
_ui mMW. h-ri^a k in the Arab world," the Plan
Thus, sunpower in the After-
man home is enough to keep
the food chilled in the
refrigerator, the word pro-
cessor humming along and as
Afterman claims, "my three
children reading by lamplight
well into the evening."
Though Israel has over 300
project is the prototype for
days to cloudless skies a year, future remote community ven-
an occasional string of rainy tures into solar based self-
winter days does call for slight sufficiency. Says one resident,
adjustments in the use of the "The initial costs here in Israel
system. "We often go back to make it an expensive means of
using our oil lamps and candles obtaining energy, but we are
in December or January. We searching for ways to improve I,ke *"' we nave *"v P-
become that much more these cost-effective factors. ven that solar energy systems
are practical to install. We ex-
Allan Afterman, a resident of Kfar Klil, adjusts storage bat-
teries, where solar energy is kept during long periods of
cloudy days.
However, for remote locations
pect them to be more efficient
to operate and certainly better
for the environment."
NJCRAC
Federal Judiciary, Soviet Jewry Among
Chief Concerns Of American Jews
NEW YORK Threats to position of the federal debate the best path to achiev-
slar energy systems for each
household.
The solar project originated
everal years ago as families
egan to grow, children came
long and practical need sud-
denly converged with personal
ieology. The settlers wanted
jlectricity but the remoteness
|f the site made the traditional
|se of power lines and supply
^sterns impractical. Nor were
(eople at Kfar Klil particularly
/arm to the idea of huge poles
id cables running through
ie settlement.
"Our location made solar
lergy the best viable alter-
itive," according to Allan
^fterman, himself employed
a large solar equipment firm
Jerusalem. "Officials
to install entire self-
mtained units at each
susehold because it avoided
fcany costly expenditures."
[Each unit per home consists
. three basic elements: 18 flat
Meeting solar panels, an in-
{srter capable of changing a
-volt DC charge to a 220-volt
IC current, and a regulator-
ittery protector that
lonitors battery fluid levels
Ml maintains the system's
ferall functioning.
?he Afterman's energy
fstem is typical of those in
sration at Kfar Klil. The
^rk solar panels, acting like
[ttery chargers, are placed
the roof and adjusted
isonally according to the
rection of the sun. Each
iel consists of 30 to 40
fotovoltaic celU that convert
rays to energy units. On a
\y with maximum sunshine,
system can generate up to
\o and lk kilowatts per hour
electricity. The energy is
fen stored in 12 deep cell bat-
as one of the overriding con-
cerns of the American Jewish
community by the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council in its just-
published Joint Program Plan
for 1987-88.
Even before the announce-
ment of another summit bet-
ween Soviet General
Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
and President Ronald Reagan,
the Plan anticipated that a
summit in the United States
"will pose a critical test to the
summit mobilrzation
machinery."
The annual Plan represents
the consensus reached among
NJCRAC's 11 national and
113 community member agen-
cies on the critical priority
issues for the Jewish communi-
ty relations field in the coming
year. As the instrument of na-
tional planning, the Plan seeks
to anticipate issues before they
break so that the field can be
adequately prepared to
respond.
"So often the field of Jewish
community relations is con-
fronted with the reality of
responding to the morning
headlines, said Michael A.
Pelavin, NJCRAC chair. "But,
we have found over the years
that those developments
reflected in the headlines can
be anticipated. That's the role
of the Joint Program Plan."
"It is a tribute to our na-
tional and community member
agencies, who are jointly
responsible for preparing the
Plan, that the Joint Program
Plan is constantly on target,"
said Pelavin, who is from
Flint, Michigan.
The Plan's warnings of
threats to the Bill of Rights
posed by the changing com-
mittee's hearings on the
nomination of Judge Robert
Bork. Pelavin called attention
to the Plan's judgment that
"the relevance of a nominee's
views on fundamental national
issues, such as civil rights and
the separation of church and
state, has become an impor-
tant central part of the debate
over what factors to consider
in screening judicial
nominees."
Pelavin noted that "this is
precisely what the Senate
Judiciary Committee did in the
Bork hearings." Pelavin
welcomed the posture of the
Senate Judiciary Committee
and noted that the Plan calls
upon "the Senate to exercise
its constitutional obligation by
scrutinizing more vigorously
the backgrounds and qualifica-
tions of nominees to federal
judiciary posts."
Reactivating the mobiliza-
tion machinery for the summit
will be critical to conveying "to
the participants in the summit
that the issue of Soviet Jewry
is a burning concern of the
American people and that per-
formance on human rights
matters is a test of the
credibility of Soviet good faith
in adhering to agreements,"
the Plan states.
The Plan also foresees inten-
sified debate within Israel on
vital issues of concern to the
Israeli people with the coming
of elections next year. "Sharp
debate among Israelis about
the peace process and other
issues is a sign of the vibrancy
of Israeli society and the
strength of its democratic in-
stitutions," the Plan points
out.
"The paradox is that as
Israelis actively and openly
states.
The Plan calls upon the
Jewish community relations
field to advocate more
forcefully its comprehensive
agenda, domestic and interna-
tional. "Only in its doing so,"
the Plan states, "can the false
perceptions of the Jewish com-
munity as a single-issue com-
munity be overcome, and the
total agenda of Jewish com-
munity relations be met."
In this regard, the Plan
notes that "the campaign for
the presidential nominations
may provide the opportunity
for the Jewish community rela-
tions field to join in coalition
with other likeminded groups
in heightening public
awareness about issues of
unemployment, hunger and
homelessness, and the public
welfare system."
The positions set forth in the
72-page Joint Program Plan
were hammered out in an ex-
haustive process that began
with the circulation of draft
"propositions" to NJCRAC
member agencies last
December, adoption of the
positions at the NJCRAC
Plenum in Ft. Lauderdale last
February, and after several
additional meetings, given
final approval by the NJCRAC
Executive Committee in June.
The Plan is used by NJCRAC
member agencies as a guide
for their own programming,
and as an important resource
for the development of
policies, public statements,
and interpretive materials.
Other areas of concern
covered in the Plan include
apartheid, international ter-
rorism, U.S.-Israel relations,
interreligious relationships,
anti-Semitism, civil rights en-
forcement, immigration and
refugee policies, reproductive
choice, and child care.
Copies of the Plan are
available from the NJCRAC at
443 Park Avenue South, New
York, NY 10016 at $3.50 per
copy.
Likud MKS May Join
Palestinians In Forum
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Two prominent Likud
members of the Knesset, Ehud
Olmert and Dan Meridor, are
"considering" invitations from
former president Jimmy
Carter to speak for Israel at a
high-powered peace seminar in
Atlanta, Ga., where a Jorda-
nian minister, Palestinian
political figures and Iraqi
diplomats will also attend.
The two MKs' names appear
in print in a preliminary pro
gram issued by the Carter
Center of Emory University
for the conclave, scheduled for
mid-November. Other par-
ticipants include Adnan Abu
Oudeh, the minister of the
Royal Court in Jordan's
government; Iraqi Am-
bassador to the U.S. Ab-
dullamir Al-Anhari; Iraqi Am-
basador to the UN Ismat Kit-
tani; East Jerusalem editor
Hanna Siniora; Egyptian
presidential aide Osama El-
Baz; and ranking Soviet and
Chinese officials.


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-4:
The official designation o<"
the two-day event is a
"consultation."
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 30, 1987
Morton Kornreich Elected
National UJA Campaign Chairman
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Morton Kornreich, head of one
of New York's largest in-
surance brokerage firms, has
been elected national chairman
of the United Jewish Appeal's
1989 campaign, Alexander
Grass, chairman of the UJA
board of trustees and of the
1989 National Chairman Selec-
tion Committee, announced
this week. Kornreich will be
the first UJA national chair-
man from New York City in 30
years. He will succeed Martin
Stein of Milwaukee.
In announcing his election by
the UJA board of trustees.
Grass cited Kornreich's leader-
ship record as chairman of the
board of the UJA-Federation
of Jewish Philanthropies of
Greater New York, and past
president, past general chair-
man and past major gifts
chairman of that campaign.
Kornreich has worked on
bahalf of the UJA and the
Joint Distribution Committee
(JDC), the American Jewish
Congress and American
Jewish Committee. He has
participated in many fact fin-
ding missions to Israel and has
visited the Jewish com-
munities in Istanbul,
Bucharest, Prague, Vienna,
Paris and the Soviet Union.
The UJA national vice chair-
man for three years, Kor-
nreich holds the portfolio of
communications/public rela-
tions and has chaired both the
National Campaign Cabinet
and the Conference Commit-
tee. He has been an active par-
ticipant of the national UJA
fly-in and community leader-
ship consultation programs.
He serves on the boards of
UJA beneficiary agencies, the
United Israel Appeal, the JDC
and the Council of Jewish
Federations.
Komeich is a founder of the
Albert Einstein College of
Medicine and a member of the
board of the Jacob K. Javits
Convention Center. He has
been widely active in New
York civic affairs.
Stock Market Plunge
Continued from Page 1
resign and offered
shareholders incentives not to
sell. The Finance Ministry pro-
mised that every $100 worth of
shares they held in 19*83 would
be redeemed at the shekel
equivalent of $112, payable
Oct. 28, 1987. Oct. 20 was the
deadline to decide.
Investors who agreed to hold
their shares for another two
years would receive the shekel
equivalent of $134 per $100,
payable in 1989. The shares,
however, would be negotiable
at current prices, starting
Nov. 1, 1987.
But all bets seemed to be off
when the bottom dropped out
of the New York market Mon-
day. The Dow Jones average
declined by 508 points, its
worst fall in history, raising
the spectre of a worldwide
depression such as was trig-
gered by the stock market
crash of October 1929.
At one point Tuesday morn-
ing, trading was halted tem-
porarily on the Tel Aviv board.
The exchange managers said
the reason was technical, to
allow their computers to catch
up with the frantic trading.
But before this occurred, an
investor, not identified,
telephoned to say he would
blow up the stock exchange
unless trading was stopped.
The bomb squad was called in,
but no explosives were found.
Most shares were registered
as "sellers only," which means
under exchange rules that they
will be automatically marked
down by 5 percent when the
exchange opens Wednesday.
Yossi Nitzani, director of the
Tel Aviv exchange, told
reporters later than there was
no logical connection between
the rush to sell in Israel and
the precipitous drop on Wall
Street because Israel's
economy is in good condition.
Nevertheless, Israel's
economy is tied to the United
States. Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin said Tuesday that
events there could affect U.S.
military aid to Israel.
"I was among those who
believed we faced uncertain-
ties fron. the economic situa-
tion in the U.S.," Rabin said,
referring apparently to the
serious American budgetary
and trade deficits. He said that
was one reason he favored
abandoning the Lavi jet
fighterplane project which was
financed by American military
grants.
"I hope the U.S. will over-
come its economic difficulties,
and especially that they will
not have any effect on
American foreign policy, in
which foreign economic aid is
one of the major components,"
Rabin said. He added that he
hoped Amerian efforts to
balance their budget would not
be at the expense of foreign
aid.
Dutch Holocaust Victims
To Be Compensated For Life
.. *
AMSTERDAM (JTA) The
Dutch cabinet has decided that
compensatory payments to vic-
tims of Nazi or Japanese
persecution during World War
II will continue to be made, but
the government will not con-
sider applications from the so-
called second generation of
victims, it was announced.
An advisory committee has
proposed that applications
may be made until the year
2010, when children born dur-
ing the Nazi occupation of
Dutch colonial territories will
have reached age 65, entitling
Meguid
Denounced
A pro-PLO east Jerusalem
newspaper criticized
statements made by Egyptian
Foreign Minister Esmat Abdel
Meguid in discussing U.S. in-
volvement in an international
peace conference (Al-Fajr,
Oct. 4). The newspaper ad-
vocated an international peace
conference that would have
"the authority to make binding
decisions," and would not be
used as a vehicle "for holding
suspect 'direct negotiations.' "
them to old-age pensions.
The burden of proof of
"physical or mental" suffering
will not fall on the applicant.
The authorities will have to
prove the absence of any link
between the applicants' condi-
tion and their experiences dur-
ing the occupation.
Nevertheless, the advisory
committee's report has been
sharply critized by represen-
tatives of the victims and by
psychiatric and social workers.
Edward Starr (left), President of the Century Village chapter
of American Red Magen David for Israel thanks featured
speaker Robert Schwartz (right), Regional Director for the
South East District who addressed a recent chapter meeting
concerning the new 12-million-doIlar ARMDI Blood Center in
Jerusalem. Mr. Schwartz presented a plaque to Harry
Kaplan, who recently contributed $25,000 to ARMDI for the
new Blood Center.
A\ ,i\t\\
MBJ
Organizations
AMIT WOMEN
Rishona Chapter is planning a week-end at the Saxony
Hotel, Miami Beach, four days and three nights from Fri-
day, Dec. 18 to Monday, Dec. 21.
B'NAI B'RITH
Lucerne Lodge No. 3132 takes great pleasure to an-
nounce their November program entitled "Good Morning,
Doctor" to be held Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Mid-County
Senior Citizens Center, Second Ave. at Dixie Highway at
9:30 a.m. Traditional Bagel-Lox-Cream Breakfast served.
Speakers will be:
Michael Zeide, MD, whose subject is "Artificial Joints"
A discussion of the latest advances in Hip and Knee Pro-
sthetic Surgery; and
Norman H. Ehrenrich, MD, who will describe the present
day status of "By-pass Cardiac Surgery."
Questions and Answers will follow the presentations.
Open to the Public.
Tel Aviv Unit No. 5354 will meet on Monday, Nov. 2, 1
p.m., at Temple Beth Sholom, 314 North "Ay' St., Lake
Worth. A one-act play will be performed by the Actors
Repertory Company.
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
Menorah Chapter No. 1496, West Palm Beach, meets
Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the American Savings Bank at 12:30
p.m. Boutique and refreshments. Program: Helen
Nussbaum will give a Book Review
Coming events:
Saturday, Nov. 14 Charity Bazaar Day at the Twin Ci-
ty Mall.
Tuesday, Nov. 17 "Chai" Luncheon and Card Party at
the Hilton Hotel, Singer Island.
Wednesday, Nov. 18 "The Viking Princess" cruise to
Freeport.
Sunday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 29 Thanksgiving Week,
Panama Canal cruise on the "Regent Star," visiting
Montego Bay, Cartagena, Colombia, Aruba. A bus leaves
every Saturday evening for games at the Seminole Village.
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
NATIONAL WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Coming events for Boynton Beach Chapter:
Monday, Nov. 16 Paid up Membership Meeting. Pro-
fessor Watson Duncan III will present a book report.
Saturday, Nov. 21 Fashion Show for both sexes. For
the ladies the show will be from the Cricket Shops, for the
men the show will be sponsored by Traditions and a
delicious luncheon at Charlie's. Noon, at Atlantic Plaza,
777 Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
Monday, Nov. 23 Study Group: The topic will be In-
fluence of the Impressionists. Frances Witt will make the
presentation at 1 p.m., at the Royal Palm Club House, 544
NE 22 Ave., Boynton Beach.
Tuesday, Dec. 8-Friday, Dec. 11 Regenc^^Spa, Bal
Harbour, Fla. Three meals daily, nightly entertainment,
daily massages, pool and ocean bathing.
Tuesday, Dec. 29-Monday, Jan. 4 Gala New Year's
Cruise on the S/S Amerinkanis, eight days and seven
nights and fun fun fun.
HADASSAH
Aliya L.W. Chapter is sponsoring Thanksgiving and
New Year's trips. Deadline for your participation in these
events is Nov. 1.
Chai Lake Worth Chapter will hold a Spa Vacation at
The Regency Hotel-Spa, on Ocean Front and 101st St., in
Bal Harbour on Wednesday to Saturday, Nov. 11-14.
Price: $159 per person double occupancy; $189 per per-
son single occupancy. Gratuities for dining room staff
included.
Bring your husbands and friends. Entertainment nightly.
Pool your own transportation. Mark your calender.
Chai Chapter will hold a luncheon for paid up members at
the Challenger Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 19. Enter-
tainment will be provided by a choral group. Husbands are
invited. $5 charge per person.
Golda Meir, Boynton Beach Chapter will hold their
meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18 (please note change in
meeting date) at Boynton Beach Jewish Center/Beth
Kodesh, 501 NE 26th Ave. Paid-up membership is the
theme of the meeting. Life Members and Hadassah
Associates will be honored.
Elaine Hillman and the Hadassah Players will present an
entertaining skit.
Coming events:
Sunday, Dec. 6 Professional show, an off-Broadway
hit, "Today I Am a Fountain Pen," to be presented at Palm
Beach Junior College in the new Watson Duncan Theater
New Year's Cruise eight days, seven nights, cruise the
Caribbean aboard the S.S. Amerikanis Gala New Year's
Party, Las Vegas style entertainment, shipboard
i..... '.'IV.
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gambling.
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1988 Annual Youth Aliyah Lun-
cheon at Boca Pointe.
The Lee Vassil Chapter, Lake Worth, invites you to join
them for a Luncheon and Chinese Auction. It will be held
on Monday, Nov. 16, at noon, at the Oriental Express, 3745
So. Military Trail, Lake Worth. Donation $8.50.
They will hold a Paid-Up-Membership Luncheon, Tues-
day, Nov. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 315 No.
"A" St., Lake Worth.
Lunch is planned and the program for the day will
feature the Lee Vassil Singers.
Shalom W. Palm Beach is sponsoring a five day
Thanksgiving weekend, Wednesday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Nov.
29, at the Caribbean Hotel, Miami Beach. Transportation,
gratuities, kosher gourmet meals, entertainment and other
features are included in the special price.
Tikvah West Palm Beach Chapter meeting Monday,
Nov. 16 at Anshei Sholom at 1 p.m., boutique 12:30.
Coming event:
Sunday, Dec. 6 Jewish Exposition, Celebration of
Jewish Life and kosher foods. Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. Luxury bus trip and admission fee.
Yovel Chapter announces the following events for
November:
Thursday, Nov. 12 Board meeting at the American
Savings Bank at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19 Membership meeting at 1 p.m.
(Boutique at noon) at Congregation Anshei Sholom. Pro-
gram: Book Review of "Beverly," by Beverly Sills, will be
given by Esther Samuels. Also: A drawing for a Thanksgiv-
ing Turkey. The community is invited.
Thursday, Nov. 26-Sunday, Nov. 29 Thanksgiving
Weekend at the Tarleton Hotel (Miami Beach). Repeat by
popular demand. Meals, transportation, taxes and tips in-
cluded.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
Holocaust Survivors of the Palm Beaches regular
meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4,9:30 a.m. at the
American Savings Bank, West Gate, Century Village,
Okeechobee Blvd. Guest speakers will be Julius Stein and
Michael Jacobson.
Refreshments will be served.
Reserve Dec. 13 for their annual Chanukah party.
LABOR ZIONIST ALLIANCE
Poale Zion will meet Thursday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank, Westgate of Century Village.
Please note new date and time.
Rabbi Samuel Silver will present, "Some Observations of
an Astonished Zionist."
Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
SOUTH FLORIDA
JEWISH CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES
The Chapter will meet on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. in the
Community Meeting Room of the Beach Federal Savings
Bank, 4524 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, (south west
corner of Military Trail Entrance Rear Parking Lot.)
Collation is served prior to the commencement of the
meeting.
This meeting will be the Second Nomination and Election
of Officers for the years 1988-89. 1988 Membership Dues
has to be paid in order to attend the Paid-Up Membership
and Holiday Party on Sunday, Dec. 6.
The Guest Speaker for this meeting will be Chapter
Member Sheriff Richard P. Wille, and his topic will be
"Crime Prevention."
Tickets for the Sunday, Nov. 15 Oriental Express Dinner
and Card Party will be available at the meeting.
WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORT
Lakes of Poinciana Chapter is holding a regular
meeting Monday, Nov. 2 at 12:30 p.m. at the Lakes
Clubhouse on 10th Avenue North. Lester Kaufman, Vice
President Investments, Prudential Bache will be guest
speaker. Refreshments will be served. Husbands invited.
Royal Chapter, Royal Palm Beach will meet at the
Village Hall on Monday, Nov. 9, at 12:30 p.m. Guest
speaker will be Lester Kaufman of Prudential Bache
Securities, who will talk about "Locking in Higher Income
Safely, and New Answers."
The chapter will hold their semi-annual Rummage Sale
on Sunday, Nov. 15, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
"under the trees" on Southern Blvd.
West Palm Chapter coming events:
Sunday, Nov. 1 Cruise on the Viking Princess.
Tuesday, Nov. 3, at noon Paid Up Membership
Meeting and Luncheon, Congregation Anshei Sholom.
Entertainment by the Merry Minstrels.
Friday, Nov. 6 Flea Market at Osowski Parking Lot
Military Trail.
Thursday, Dec. 10-Sunday, Dec. 13 Weekend at Lido
Spa gourmet food entertainment, massages.
Saturday, Dec. 19 Luncheon and Matinee at Burt
Reynolds Jupiter Theatre for "Mame."
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN
Okeechobee Section, membership meeting Thursday,
Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m. American Bank, Westgate. Special
guest will speak on financial planning.
YIDDISH CULTURE
On Tuesday, Nov. 3 Yiddish Culture presents singer
Rose Greenberg. She will be accompanied on the piano by
Louis Zanville.
Yiddish writer and poet Walter Artzt will read some of
his own compositions.
The Musical Friends, consisting of Ida Alter on piano and
Jackie Lorber and Phil Herman on violins, will entertain.
Other Conflicts In Mideast
Friday, October 30, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Jewish
Music
NEW YORK, New York -
Surviving cantors and
synagogue musicians from
pre-Nazi Germany and Austria
will look back on their lives
and their music, highlighting a
two-day conference, Varied
Voices: A Conference on
Jewish Musical Traditions at
The Jewish Theological
Seminary of America, on Nov.
1-2.
The first-ever program will
include an unprecedented
gathering of scholars, com-
posers, cantors and musicians
who will explore the past, pre-
sent and future of Jewish
music, both secular and
sacred.
The program is being spon-
sored by The American Socie-
ty for Jewish Music and the
Cantors Institute of The
Jewish Theological Seminary
of America, in cooperation
with the American Conference
of Cantors, the Leo Baeck In-
stitute, and the Cantors
Assembly.
Help
Requested
Fritz Weinschenk, a
Frankfurt, West Germany
prosecutor, is actively pursu-
ing the case of Alois Brunner,
who heads the list of major
Nazi war criminals still at
large. In this connection,
witnesses are needed to Brun-
ner's wartime activities in
Berlin, Czechoslovakia and
Greece.
All replies should be directed
to Mr. Fritz Weinschenk, New
York Commissioner for the
District Attorney's Office in
Frankfurt, West Germany.
His address is Hamburger,
Weinschenk, Molnar and
Busch, 36 West 44th Street,
Suite 810, New York, NY
10036.
Continued from Page 5
tion in the Gulf, they have to
be even-handed in that sense,
to make sure the Iraqis don't
go crazy."
He took aim at America's
short memory in the Gulf, say-
ing "America seems to forget
that Iraq killed 37
Americans." His suggested
response? "Tell the Iraqis and
the Iranians that they can ex-
pect the same treatment from
America. Instead, what is hap-
pening in reality is that the
Iraqis have an American
umbrella."
Commenting on Israel's
position on the war, Olmert
said, "The general perception
that Israel wants the Gulf War
to continue is incorrect We
are not very much interested
in a war that is taking palce
between two of our worst
enemies." However, he admit-
ted that "we have no reason to
wish Iraq to win the war."
Touching on the clandestine
scheme to sell arms to Iran,
Olmert said Israel had "very
8Wxl reason" to take part in
32 largely American caper.
first of all, Israel does not
sell yery many anna to Iran.
out Iranians are very short of
aircraft and spare parts, and
Iran and Israel use the same
American planes and the same
American arms." But even
more important, explained
Olmert, "is the existence of
Iranian Jewry. What is Israel
if not a Jewish state?" The
presence of a Jewish communi-
ty anywhere is reason enough
for Israel to get involved
somehow in that country, he
said.
Global political reasoning
also plays an obvious part.
Olmert observed, echoing
responses now familiar to
American ears. "Look, there
are many Israelis who believe
that the Khomeini regime is
not likely to last forever more.
There may be another
upheaval in Iran," he said, and
while there could be a Western
element, there also could be a
Soviet takeover.
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Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act, pro-
vides a variety of services to persons 60 years or older,
along with interesting and entertaining, educational
and recreational programs. All senior activities are con-
ducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights
Act.
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, is an active place for all seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and ac-
tivities will be scheduled throughout the summer.
KOSHER MEALS
Monday through Friday,
older adults gather at the JCC
to enjoy kosher lunches and a
variety of activities. In-
teresting lectures, films,
celebrations, games, card play-
ing and nutritional education
are some of the programs of-
fered at the Center.
Watermelon feasts, special
dessert treats contests are also
planned. Summer is a great
time at the JCC. Transporta-
tion is available. Reservations
are required. Call Lillian at
689-7700. No fee is required
but contributions are
requested.
ONGOING PROGRAMS
Monday, Nov. 2 Games
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Nov. 3 Speaker:
Harry Haret. Topic: Broadway
Shows
Wednesday, Nov. 4 The
JCC goes to the Movies
Thursday, Nov. 5
Speaker: Mrs. McKinney of
Southern Bell (Slides and
.Refreshments)
Friday, Nov. 6 Speaker:
Jessica Deuschle of United
Way. Topic: Retirees
Budgeting.
KOSHER
HOME DELIVERED
MEALS
Homebound persons 60
years or older who require a
kosher meal delivered to their
home are eligible. Each meal
consists of one-third of the re-
quired daily nutrition for
adults. Call Carol for informa-
tion at 689-7700.
TRANSPORTATION
Transportation is available
in our designated area for per-
sons 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transportation, who must go
to treatment centers, doctors'
offices, hospitals and nursing
homes to visit spouses, social
service agencies and nutrition
France After Dreyfus
Continued from Page 5
groups taking part in the case.
Le Pen, a World War II
paratrooper, is a spellbinding
public speaker with seemingly
unlimited financial resources.
His comrades in racism admire
him for "saying out loud what
the French think deep down."
That is: Well, that foreigners
admitted to France are an
insect-like plague. That all who
oppose the National Front are
Marxists. That "for the
Socialists, it's me or suicide."
And aspiring to bring all Fren-
chmen together in a fasces (an
ancient Roman symbol of
power), thus echoing the
philosophy of Mussolini.
Le Pen knows how to draw
out the worst in his mob. For
example, when the name of the
distinguished Jewish
states woman Simone Veil, a
former President of the Euro-
pean Parliament, was men-
tioned at a National Front ral-
ly, the neo-fascists shouted:
Soviet Delegation
To Extend Stay
DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The Soviet Consular delega-
tion in Tel Aviv has been
granted a formal three-month
extension of its original three-
month visa to Israel.
Observers say this means, in
effect, that the eight Kremlin
officials have become a semi-
permanent presence in Israel,
and thereby constitute a step
toward eventual restoration of
normal diplomatic ties.
"Back to Auschwitz."
Although they failed to men-
tion Bergen-Belsen, they
might have, for she suffered
during the Hitler era in both
death camps.
Le Pen's television tirades
have attracted an estimated 14
million. What, then, of his
future?
Sardonically, in 1985,
France's well-edited daily Le
Monde recommended "letting
the werewolf howl and foam
himself into exhaustion." This
is a dubious proposal. Recall
that a werewolf named Hitler
howled and foamed so effec-
tively that he nearly conquered
Europe.
If there is hope for halting
Le Pen's thrust to the degree
of power and influence to
which he aspires, it lies in part
in the fear of terrorism in
France. This trepidation has
prompted thousands of
citizens to raise cries of
outrage as they march down
Paris streets protesting such
tragedies as the 1980 bombing
of the Rue Copernic
Synagogue and the 1985 Rivoli
Beaubourg cinema bombing
during the Jewish Film
Festival.
The shame of the Dreyfus af-
fair cannot be easily forgotten
in France. Nor will that
historic, civilized nation
capitulate to the National
Front or any other group of
Hitler-admirers.
Robert E. Segal is a former
newspaper editor and director
of the Jewish community coun-
cils of Cincinnati and Boston.
centers. There is no fee for this
service, but participants are
encouraged to make a con-
tribution each time. Reserva-
tions must be made at least 48
hours in advance. For more in-
formation and/or reservations,
please call 689-7700 and ask
for Helen or Libby in the
Transportation Department,
between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
ADULT EDUCATION
CLASSES
The Jewish Community
Center is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach
Junior College and Palm
Beach County School Board-
Adult Education. This year,
both agencies are requiring
fees for these classes along
with pre-registration. The
schedule is as follows:
Palm Beach School Board-
Adult Education Classes
"The Gangs Weigh" -
Tuesdays, at 1:30 p.m.
"Changing Aging At-
titudes" Tuesdays, at 1:30
p.m.
"Exercise and Life Styles"
Wednesdays, at 10 a.m.
NOVEMBER PROGRAMS
"Lee Vassil Group"
Wednesday, Nov. 11,
1:30-2:30 p.m.
"Enjoying Retirement in
Palm Beach County"
Thursday, Nov. 12, 1:30-2:30
p.m. sponsored by Barnett
Bank. Bag for everyone atten-
ding. Lecture, slides, door
prizes, refreshments.
OTHER CLASSES
AND ACTIVITIES
"Arts and Crafts" Mon-
days, at 1-3 p.m.
"Timely Topics" Mon-
days, Lunch at 1:15 followed
by Timely Topics at 2 p.m.
"Health and Reflexology"
Tuesdays, at 10:30 am.
"Second Tuesday Council"
Second Tuesday of each
month at 2 p.m.
"Bridge Instruction" -
Wednesdays. Instructor
Alfred Parsont.
"Speakers Club" -
Thursdays, at 10 a.m.
"Fun with Yiddish" -
Thursdays, Nov. 5, Nov. 19 at
10 a.m.
THURSDAY
AFTERNOON
POTPOURRI
"Thursday Filmfest" -
Thursday, Nov. 5, at 1:30 p.m.
Featured Film: Neal Simon's
Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Everyone is invited.
"Writers Workshop" -
Fridays, at 9:30 a.m.
NEW PROGRAM "JCC
Thespians."
"Action Line" By ap-
pointment only! On Wednes-
day afternoon, the JCC will be
offering Legal and accounting
services.
"Sunday Senior Jamboree"
at noon. Enjoy a hot kosher
lunch with dancing and singing
with Nat Lervis and his or-
chestra. Reservations
required.
JCC News
JCC ANNUAL FINE ART AUCTION
KEEP THE DATE OPEN!
Tom and Sheryl Davidoff, Co-chairpersons of the 1987
Annual Fine Art Auction sponsored by the Jewish Com-
munity Center of the Palm Beaches, have announced that
the event will take place on Dec. 5 at the Jewish Communi-
ty Day School, 5801 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach, FL.
The auction, which begins at 8 p.m., will be preceded by a
30 minute preview period at 7:30 p.m.
Watch for further announcements.
JCC And Temple Israel
Sponsor Film Festival
Linda Zwickel, Vice Presi-
dent of Programming for the
Jewish Community Center of
the Palm Beaches, announces
a joint program between the
JCC and Temple Israel. "This
is the first of many such pro-
grams that the JCC is in-
itiating with Temples and
Jewish organizations around
the county," said Mrs.
Zwickel. "The pooling of our
resources and full cooperation
between Jewish groups can on-
ly benefit the Jewish communi-
ty," she added. "Tuesday
Night Films" will be presented
at Temple Israel, 1901 N.
Flagler Drive, West Palm
Beach during November. Prior
to a showing, the background
and significance of each film
will be examined. Films start
at 7:30. The picnic is invited.
Individual tickets: JCC and
Temple Israel members $2;
non members $3.
Nov. 3 Lies My Father
Told Me (1978)
A small boy growing up in
depression-poor Montreal
begins to understand the
realities faced by his Jewish
father and grandfather. Starr-
ing Yossi Yadin, Len Birman
and Marilyn Lighstone.
Directed by Jan Kadar.
Nov. 10 The Pawnbroker
(1964)
The "spiritual" death of a
concentration camp survivor
leads him to open a pawnshop
in the impoverished East Side
neighborhood of Manhattan.
Starring Rod Steiger and
directed by Sidney Lumet.
Screenplay by David Friedkin
and Morton Fine.
Nov. 17 Gentlemen's
Agreement (1948)
One of the first Hollywood
films to examine anti-
Semitism in the United States.
Gregory Peck stars as a
reporter who poses as a Jew to
find out the truth about
American anti-Semitism. Also
starring John Garfield.
Nov. 24 Sallah (1964)
An oriental Jew and his
family are uprooted from their
home and thrust into 20th cen-
tury Israel. Nominated for
Best Foreign Film in 1964.
Starring Haym Topol and
directed by Ephraim Kishon.
French Crime and Tragedy
Continued from Page 5
of World War II.
In fact, says historian Jean
Marie-Rioux, it is not revi-
sionism at all, but denial.
Rioux wrote in the newspaper
Le Monde that to speak of
revisionism and revisionists is
to suggest that revisionism is
an alternative historical school
rather than a pro-Nazi pro-
paganda mill. Rioux says these
people must be called what
they are: "negators," or
deniers people who, just as
the Nazis tried to keep their
genocide secret, are denying
the truth in our time.
Chances are that as the
political campaign in France
heats up with Le Pen playing a
prominent role, the unmasking
of revisionism wll continue to
be part of the public dialogue.
All these events came on top
of the Barbie trial, where revi-
sionism also reared its head.
Jacques Verges, Barbie's
defense attorney, and his two
assistants attempted to
downgrade the Holocaust with
the argument that to throw
people into the gas chambers
was not different from killing
people in a war. They argued it
was no more of a crime to kill
millions of defenseless Jews
only because they were Jews,
than it was to fight against
Algerians, Vietnamese,
Africans or Palestinians who
were trying to rid themselves
of foreign rule.
It was a more subtle and in-
sidious kind of revisionism; it
was an attempt to equate
Hitler's genocide with a war of
independence.
The verdict in the Barbie
case showed that neither judge
nor jury accepted the Verges
defense. They said, in effect,
that genocide is genocide and
war is war, and the two are as
different as crime from
tragedy.
It appears that in 1987
France turned a page, and by
its response to the falsifiers of
history added a chapter of
decency to a past that had
been tainted by World War II.
In the process, France has
shown other nations which
have tended to forget or
forgive that, even more than
40 years later, a people can
find within itself new
resources of character and
moral strength.
Abraham H. Foxman is na-
tional director of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith. Robert B. Goldman is
director of ADL's European
Office in Paris.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency


Friday, October 30, 1987/Thc Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
2*g/w Of Argentina
(Last Of Two Parts)
By AVIVA CANTOR
BUENOS AIRES (JTA)
The secular/Zionist orienta-
lon of Argentine Jewry
hich dates back to the period
Jewish immigration in the
1880's is being challenged in
ecent years by the rise of a
onservative movement which
attracting many young
pie.
The movement was
spearheaded by the establish-
ment of the Seminario
Rabinico Latinamericano by
Rabbi Marshall Meyer in 1962.
At the time the Seminario was
founded, Argentine Jewry was
secular community with
poor Orthodox leadership and
rabbis who didn't know how to
reach the youth," its 30-year-
old rector, Daniel Fainstein,
told a visiting delegation of
North American journalists
and communal leaders.
The Seminario, which mark-
ed its 25th anniversary this
August, has ordained 30 Con-
servative rabbis to date, most
of them working in Argentina.
They were invited to take over
pulpits of old synagogues
founded by immigrants many
of which were "vaguely,
though not ideologically or
theologically, traditional,"
said Fainstein. "They sought
to have young people and a
rabbi who can confront the
issues that concern them."
Rabbi Efraim Rosenzweig of
Cordoba's Temple Bet El, is a
Conservative rabbi, as is the
official rabbi of Mendoza. In
Buenos Aires, in addition to
the Conservative Comunidad
Bet El, there are 20 minyans
(prayer groups) which meet in
Jewish schools, started by
parents of the students.
The Seminario is now
located in a modern building in
the Belgrano district of
Buenos Aires where 20,000
Jews, many upwardly-mobile,
live. It trains rabbis, communi-
ty directors to work with
thern, and madrichim
(counselors) for youth groups;
runs an institute for adult
education, an afternoon high
school with 198 pupils, and a
hoir open to all; and main-
tains a library of over 27,000
volumes, and a burgeoning
ublications program.
Comunidad Bet El, also in
he Belgrano district with Rab-
Baruj Plavnick at the pulpit,
ttracts about 1,500 con-
1Tegants on the average Fri-
ay evening. There is an air of
onviviality at the services:
eople dress informally and sit
n folding chairs. The spirit is
vejy and people sing along
congregants (including
omen) who lead some of the
rayers, accompanied bv an
rgan.
Conservative rabbis in
rgentina, said Fainstein,
nd to be "left-wing Conser-
ve and believe in the
luality of women. One of the
"dents at the Seminario, a
andmother named Margit
aumatz who serves as rabbi
r the German congregation
|amrot Hakol ("in spite of
'erythmg"), is planning to be
e first woman ordained
ere.
The situation in the various
ynagogues where Consei-
atiye rabbis serve, however,
tion. In Cordoba, although
Rosenzweig thinks women
should be allowed to have an
aliya, he told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, "this is
not the congregation's minhag
(custom) and one cannot
always go against the con-
gregation." Five or six years
ago, he added, "it was a big
revolution to get mixed
seating."
What is the reason for the
growth of the Conservative
movement in a community
which has always been
secular? Some Argentine
leaders attribute it to a
"spiritual awakening." Others
advance a socio-economic in-
terpretation: Conservative
Jews, being upper middle
Sephardim are mainly descen-
dants of immigrants from
Syria, Morocco, Algeria and
Turkey. They run their own
synagogues (30) and schools
(three). The exclusion of the
Sephardim from the AMIA,
however, derives mainly from
their having had different
models of communal organiza-
tion at the time of their
immigration.
Another criticism of the
AMIA is that its official rabbi
is Orthodox, and it is he who
officiates at all ceremonial
functions. More importantly,
there are no AMIA activities
on the Sabbath, and no non-
Orthodox conversions are ac-
cepted by its rabbinate.
class, seek aHifferent ideology am^T^110*'0^!
from Zionism, which was pro MlAt adm,t hat many ,n,that
letarian and lower class p'etit ^J^J^^^^R.
bourgeois in tone. Fainstein
discounts the latter reason,
stating that there are Conser-
vative communities "in all
places, far from being
wealthy."
"Conservative rabbis
. tend to the left-
wing and believe in
the equality of
women."
Another theory is that the
religious interest on the part
of Argentine Jews started dur-
ing the eight-year reign of the
junta, when few other vehicles
of expression were regarded
as safe. A similar explanation
is preferred in relation to the
increasing popularity of the
community centers, which
became "a family haven" at
that time.
Perhaps the explanation
closest to the mark is that
Argentine Jews are increas-
ingly seeking ways to make a
synthesis between being Jews
and being Argentineans. The
Conservative movement and
the community centers are
each trying to work out such a
synthesis and both feel
strongly that the communal
structures should reflect the
actual religious and political
pluralism that exists among
Jews.
One of the objects of their
critique in this regard is the
AMIA (Asociacion Mutual
Israelite. Argentina), also call-
ed the Kehila de Buenos Aires.
The AMIA funds the Jewish
schools in the capital city and
the provinces, holds cultural
activities such as lectures, ex-
hibits and concerts, and ad-
ministers welfare and the
cemeteries.
Outgoing AMIA president
Luis Perimutter told the North
American delegation that out
of the annual budget of $10
million, 50 percent goes to
education and 25 percent to
social welfare. The AMIA, he
said, has overcome its budget
crisis of several years ago; it is
generally acknowledged that
good financial management
played a key role here.
Hebraica officials and others
criticize the AMIA for not in-
but are fearful that the Or-
thodox rabbis would never ac-
cept it and the Kehila would
then be divided. This the
AMIA is determined to avert.
Community-wide elections
to the AMIA are held every
three years; six parties put up
candidates and officials are
selected by a system of propor-
tional representation. At the
time of the visit of the North
American delegation, posters
from the different parties run-
ning in the spring elections
were still on the walls of
buildings in the old Jewish
Once (pronounced On-say)
neighborhood, where the
AMIA building is located.
Hebraica president Mario
Trumper criticized the fact
that the AMIA is run along the
lines of old Jewish political
parties, "some of which have
disappeared in Israel but are
still alive and well in Argen-
tina," and dominated by the
Avoda (similar to the Israeli
Labor) Party.
In the recent elections,
Avoda garnered 40 percent of
the vote. A party named
Breira, representing all the
community centers and clubs
and calling for "religious
pluralism and a richer Jewish
life," ran for the second time.
It garnered 20 percent of the
votes.
However, only about 9,000
Jews voted in the recent elec-
tions (down from 12,600 in
1966), out of an estimated
Jewish population in Buenos
Aires of 230,000. Trumper told
the delegation that "the ma-
jority of Jews in Buenos Aires
don't know and don't care
about these kind of discus-
sions. The youth don't par-
ticipate in the elections ..."
Others added that the Kehila's
workers are not allowed by
Argentine law to vote in such
elections.
Trumper called for opening
up the list of people who can
vote, giving "other kinds of
services that can integrate the
poor and the rich, and
"integrate rather than divide"
Ashkenazim and Sephardim.
He concluded: "A community
which does not accept religious
pluralism works against
history."
Swastikas Strike Providence
ALLISON KAPLAN
PROVIDENCE (JTA) -
The Jewish community here
has been the target of exten-
sive anti-Semitic graffiti
earlier this month.
Fluorescent orange
swastikas were discovered
over the Columbus Day
weekend. The swastikas had
been spray-painted onto the
walls of two synagogue and
two Jewish-owned businesses.
Last Friday, another swastika
was chalked onto the entrance
to Providence's Jewish Com-
munity Center. All of these in-
cidents took place in the heavi-
ly Jewish East Side
neighborhood, in the environs
of Brown University.
The anti-terrorism division
of the Providence Police
Department is investigating
the incidents. The Major clue
as to the identity of the
perpetrators is the fact that
alongside the swastikas
painted on the CVS Pharmacy
on Thayer Street, was the
phrase "Skins Rule." This has
led some to believe that there
may be some association bet-
ween the grafitti and a local
version of the type of gang
known as "skinheads."
Jewish leaders here express-
ed concern about the extensive
coverage that the anti-Semitic
incidents have received in the
local news media. Samuel
Shlevin, chairman of the
Rhode Island Chapter of the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith said he suspects
the chalking of the swastika on
the Jewish Community Center
on Friday was a direct result
of the news attention that the
earlier graffiti received.
Concern mounted after the
Boston Chapter of the Jewish
Defense League announced
plans to stage a demonstration
here Sundayprotesting the ap-
pearance of the swastikas.
Some Providence Jews fear
that the appearance of the
JDL would heighten the ten-
sion in the neighborhood
rather than alleviate it
Spokespersons for the JDL
have announced that they plan
to form neighborhood watch
patrols in the East Side
The JDL demonstration was
scheduled to take place outside
of the Conservative
synagogue Temple Emanu-El,
one of the sites of the recent
graffiti. The other targets
were the Orthodox Temple
Beth Sholom, the CVS Phar-
macy and the East Side
Prescription Center.
Women And Relationships
"Women need all the help
they can get in this scary
world" said Linda Zwickel,
Vice President of Programm-
ing for the Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches.
"That's why we've been so
eager to work out the details
of this course."
"Women and Relationships"
will help Jewish women of all
ages to learn positive coping,
problem solving and decision-
making skills during this eight
week course beginning Tues-
day, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. The ses-
sions are led by Arlene Han-
cock, MS, a popular local
therapist and professional
presenter of seminars and
workshops for individuals,
couples and groups.
The meeting will take place
at the Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches,
700 Spencer Dr. (just north of
Okeechobee Blvd.), West Palm
Beach. The fee is $25 per ses-
sion or $200 for the full course.
Registration is required. To
register, or for additional in-
formation, call Linda at the
JCC 689-7700.
UNESCO Needs More
Than Moderate Leader
eluding the Sephardim, who
still in theprocess of trans'i- constitute about 30 percent of neighborhood, in order to pre-
Buenos Aires Jewry. The vent further incidents.
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) The
nomination of Federico Mayor
Zaragoza of Spain to be the
director general of the embat-
tled United Nations Educa-
tional, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) was
seen by Western diplomats as
easing the organization's in-
ternal tensions, including its
anti-Zionist, anti-Israel
tendencies.
But even combined with the
withdrawal from the race of
the incumbent director general
Amadou-Mahtar M'bow of
Senegal, the nomination was
not expected to provide the
overhaul of UNESCO that
many Western states seek.
The 50-member UNESCO
executive board voted 30-20 to
propose Mayor. His election
must be ratified by UNESCO's
158-member ruling general
conference, which is scheduled
to meet November 7. This vote
is generally considered a
formality.
Mayor was supported by
Western Europe, Latin
America, some Asian coun-
tries including China and the
Soviet bloc. Israel is not a
member of the executive, and
the United States and Britain
withdrew from UNESCO in
1984 and 1985, respectively.
Mayor, 53, a native of
Barcelona, taught
biochemistry at the univer-
sities of Madrid and Granada.
He also served as minister of
education in the center-right
government of Adolfo Suarez.
Well known as a moderate, his
campaign for the post of direc-
tor general was supported by a
petition signed by 100 scientist
and intellectuals, including 11
Nobel Prize winners.
Mayor is friendly with many
Israeli scientists. Members of
the Spanish Jewish community
say that as minister of educa-
tion he was "friendly and very
helpful" in assisting the com-
munity to set up Jewish day
schools and the Spanish In-
stitute of Jewish Studies.
Western diplomats were ac-
tually more relieved by
M'bow's defeat than by
Mayor's nomination. The
67-year-old former director
general came to symbolize the
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Temple Emanu-El Inaugurates
Younger Adult Education Series
\
Dr. Istvan Krisko, a
specialist in infectious
diseases, will be speaking Sun-
day, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m., at
Temple Emanu-El, 190 North
County Road, Palm Beach.
His topic will be "AIDS And
Its Current Impact: What
News For The Heterosexual
Population?" Dr. Krisko will
be the first speaker in Temple
Emanu-El's "Younger Adult
Education Program," which is
directed to bring together a
cross-section of younger and
older families.
Dr. Krisko was born in
Hungary, and received
medical training in Budapest,
and later at the Baylor Univer-
sity School of Medicine. He
holds a PhD degree from the
Rockefeller University in
Biochemistry. He has taught
at the Rockefeller University,
the Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine, and the
Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Krisko's topic falls under
the general heading, "Seeking
a Moral Compass In An
Amoral World." The forum in-
cludes complimentary coffee
and Danish, and is open to the
public.
Future speakers and their
topics in this series are: Am-
bassador Rahamim Timor,
"Current Issues in the Middle
East, Nov. 8; Dr. Robert
Green, "Trauma In The
Medical Profession, Nov. 15,
and Rev. Ralph R. Warren, Jr.
and Michael C. Burrows,
"Christian and Jew In Palm
Beach: Another Look," Nov.
22.
Former Envoy Urges NCSJ
To 'Keep The Pressure On'
Continued from Page 4
each person can do, because it
lifts the morale of refuseniks
and shows them that they are
not alone.
But Hartman said he had not
favored the Jackspn-Vanik
Amendment because "I am a
pragmatist and did not see
how it could be used by any
Administration in bargaining
with the Soviet Union." He ex-
plained that he did not believe
Americans, and particularly
members of Congress, would
ever agree on how many
emigrants would be sufficient
to waive the legislation which
ties most-favored-nation trade
benefits for the USSR with in-
creased emigration.
However, Frank Carlucci,
President Reagan's National
Security Adviser, stressed to
the NSCJ Tuesday that
Reagan has recently reiterated
his support of Jackson-Vanik.
"I know of no one in the Ad-
ministration who is currently
contemplating a waiver of
Jackson-Vanik," he said.
While noting that Jewish
emigration has increased
substantially this year to some
5,400 by the end of September,
he said the Soviets still "have a
long way to go."
Carlucci said he could not
define the level of emigration
that would be sufficient. He
said it was "like pornography,
we can't define it, but we 11
know it when we see it."
He pledged that Reagan will
discuss the issue of human
rights with Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev at the ex-
pected summit in Washington
later this year, as he did at the
two previous summits. Carluc-
ci said the issue was raised by
Secretary of State George
Shultz when he went to
Moscow, as he did in his
meeting in Washington last
month with Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze.
He said that during the re-
cent Shultz-Shevardnadze
meeting, the Soviets displayed
a "new willingness" to listen
to the cases of individual
Moderate Leader
Continued from Page 17
political bias, the anti-Western
tendencies, the pro-Arab and
Third World stance and the
financial and administrative
waste and chaos which marked
UNESCO's last 15 years. It
was during M'bow's 13-year
directorship that UNESCO
adopted some of its most anti-
Israel resolutions including
one equating Zionism with
racism. It routinely condemn-
ed Israel for its renovation
work in Jerusalem and its
administration of the ter-
ritories, backed "liberation
movements" and tried to
muzzle the free press. Several
Western countries including
West Germany, Switzerland,
Denmark, Belgium, The
Netherlands and Australia
as well as Japan have said
they might withdraw if M'bow
was reelected to a third term.
All accused him, in the worlds
of the last American represen-
tative, Ambassador Jean
Gerard, of "having let his anti-
Western prejudices move him
to open hostility towards the
basic values and ideals of the
free world."
Mayor's election and
M'bow's defeat are not enough
in Western eyes, however, to
spell an end to UNESO
anti-Western policies. Both
the United States and Britain
have already announced that it
will need more than a new
director general to bring them
back to the UNESCO fold.
UNESCO has all the political
trimmings of the United Na-
tions without any of its
restraints. Its 158 member-
states shape its policies free
from the veto power which the
UN Security Council's five
permanent member states
wield. UNESCO's at-
mosphere, described by
veteran western diplomats as
"carefree and irresponsi-
ble/Ms partially attributed to
its automatic Third World
majority.
One requied reform, accor-
ding to Laura Genero, the U.S.
State Department official in
charge of international
organizations, is a mechanism
whereby major financial con-
tributors would get a bigger
voice in the way the organiza-
tion is run.
Next month, two of the
general conference commit-
tees will study special reports
on the territories and
Jerusalem and will most likely
adopt a new set of anti-Israel
lutions.
refuseniks and agreed to a new
system in which the U.S. Em-
bassy in Moscow could bring
up such issues.
Carlucci said there are
"enormous changes" going on
in the Soviet Union as a result
of Gorbachev's policy of
"glasnost" but progress in
human rights has so far been
"a trickle at best."
Hartman also said that while
there were changes, im-
provements in Soviet society
had to go against not only 70
years of Communism, but also
hundreds of years of Russian
history of authoritarianism.
He said such a society will not
encourage emigration.
But he added that the
Soviets under Gorbachev
understand that they must
deal with internal problems
and thus need a period of calm.
In order to obtain this, the
Soviets are ready to meet
some of the concerns of the
outside world, Hartman said.
He said the U.S. response
should be that these im-
provements in human rights
are welcome, but "we want
more."
Rep. Jack Kemp (R. NY) also
told the NCSJ Tuesday that
this was a historic chance to
obtain changes in human
rights from the Soviets. "If we
miss this opportunity, if we
don't use this moment of time
to press forward on this issue,
we will be guilty, not them,"
he said.
Morris Abram, who was re-
elected chairman of the NCSJ,
also stressed Monday night
that the Jewish community
had the opportunity from now
until Chanukah "to make an
enormous rescue" effort of the
one-sixth of the Jewish people
who live in the USSR that will
be as "an important an ex-
odus" as Moses led 3,000 years
ago.
He urged a massive turnout
at the rally planned for
Washington when the Reagan-
Gorbachev summit is held.
In addition to Hartman, the
NCSJ also honored Monday
night Joshua Pratt, a retiring
Israeli diplomat who
spearheaded the Soviet Jewry
movement while serving at the
Israel Consulate in New York
and recently at the Israel Em-
bassy here. The Jewish
Federation of Greater
Houston received the NCSJ's
Merit Award.
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Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
BOYNTON BEACH JEWISH CENTER-BETH KODESH: 501
N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.; Thurs-
day 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM: 5348 Grove Street,
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 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.
For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
LAKE WORTH JEWISH CENTER: Dillman Road Free
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33413.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder. Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. 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. Rabbi
Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew Beck.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
TEMPLE TOR AH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing Address: 6085
Parkwalk Drive, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. Phone 736-7687.
Cantor Alex Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.
TREASURE COAST JEWISH CENTER Congregation
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Benjamin Shull. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m.
ORTHODOX
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Rd., West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Werner.
REFORM
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL: 1390 SW Dorchester
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night
services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 335-7620.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m. Student Rabbi Elaine Zechter.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960. Mailing address-
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
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
am. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
ToE^PLJ ISRAEL: 1901 No- fagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8-421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services. Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 S. Chillingworth Dr.. We* ['aim Beach
r I. 33409. Rabbi Joel I.. Levin or Anne Newman, Phn.>
171-1526. rnid :. iibii.i>. oV'L/t


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III
CONGREGATION
ANSHEISHOLOM
Sisterhood will hold their
Board Meeting on Monday,
Nov. 2, at 9:45 a.m., and their
Regular Meeting on Tuesday,
Nov. 17, at 1 p.m., when
Esther Samuels will present a
book report of Beverly Sills
"Bubbies." Mark your calen-
dar for a Gala Chanukuh Con-
cert on Sunday, Dec. 20.
BOYNTON BEACH
JEWISH CENTER
BETH KODESH
Sisterhood's regular mon-
thly meeting will be at noon
Tuesday, Nov. 10. There will
be a dialogue between the
Presidents of various women's
organizations of the communi-
ty. Subject: "Roots and identi-
of the Jewish Woman."
Moderator will be Vice Presi-
dent Etta Kasten and discus-
sion by the following
Presidents: Bess Halpern of
Beth Kodesh, Sylvia Terry of
Hrandeis UNWC, Esther
Alsen of Hadassah, Gertrude
Lubin of B'nai B'rith, Frieda
Lipshitz of ORT and Matty
McDonald of Deborah.
Refreshments will be served.
Mark your calendar for Dec.
23 for the delightful show
"Funny Girl" at the Royal
Palm Dinner Theatre in Boca
Raton. Checks are now being
accepted.
Celebrate New Year's with a
trip to Orlando in a Deluxe
Motor coach for two night's ac-
commodations at the "Court of
Flags Resort" and a New
Year's eve aboard the "River-
ship Romance."
Weekend at the Regency
Spa on March 16, 17, 18 and
19. The cost is $170 including
transportation by bus.
Keep the date open for April
10, "The Music Man" at Bailey
Hall.
TEMPLE
B'NAI JACOB
The formal installation of
Rabbi Morris Pickholz and
Cantor Andrew E. Beck will
be hold at a Twilight Dinner,
Sunday, Nov. 15, at 4:30 p.m.
Installing Officer will be Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Co-chairmen are
Max Steinberg and Kenneth
Scherzer. Entertainment by
Kuth Turk and Company.
TEMPLE ISRAEL
Shabbat Service on Friday,
Oct. 30 will be conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro. His
sermon will be: "The Where,
the How and the Who," Part
11. Stephen Schiff will chant
the kiddush. Cantor Stuart
Pittle will lead.the congrega-
tion in songs.
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited. During
the evening service child care
will be provided.
On Saturday morning Oct.
31 at 10:30 a.m. Stephen
Schiff, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Schiff will celebrate his
Bar Mitzvah.
TEMPLE JUDEA
RfW" Alan Sherman will
conduct Sabbath Services Fri-
y evening, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m.
Jntor Anne Newman will
ch*nt the liturgy.
Rabbi Sherman is Director
of the Community Relations
Council and Chaplaincy Pro-
gram of the Jewish Federa-
tion. He is also the Chaplain of
the Morse Geriatric Center.
Rabbi Sherman is a leading
spokesperson in the communi-
ty for human rights and serves
on a variety of boards of social
service organizations of the
Palm Beaches. He and his wife
Wally are honorary members
of Temple Judea.
The following morning, Can-
tor Anne Newman and her
husband Bob will officiate at
Sabbath Morning Services
which begin at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call
the Temple office.
L
Candle lighting Time j
is
jkftOct. 305:
Bat Mitzvah
Ceremony Held At
Congregation Anshei Sholom
Congregation Anshei
anolom was the scene of a
Tree Of Life Dedication
recently, as ceremonies were
held to formalize the hanging-
plantinsr of a New Wall.
Golden Tree Of Life. This was
unveiled by a member of the
family of the late Sol Ganeles,
and Esther Molat, widow of
Joseph H. Molat.
A bronze leaf had already
been attached to the tree, to
also pay tribute to the late Vic-
tor Duke, who died before for-
mal ceremonies were held.
Ambassador Rahamin Timor
spoke about the latest
developments in the fight for
the right to continue to plant
more seedings within Israel.
REBECCA KREBS
Rebecca Beth Krebs,
daughter of Felice and Steven
Krebs of West Palm Beach,
will be called to the Torah on
Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday,
Nov. 7 at Temple Beth El.
Rabbi Alan Cohen and Cantor
Norman Brody will officiate.
Rebecca is an 8th grade stu-
dent at Golfview Junior High
School, where she is a member
of the student council; SADD;
vice president of Crime Watch;
a member of the swim and ten-
nis teams. She is a member of
Kadima and a student of
Midrasha. Her interests are in
gymnastics, swimming, tennis
and horseback riding. She will
be twinned with Dina Lucat-
sky of Moscow, Russia, who
was denied her freedom to be
called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah.
Helping to celebrate the sim-
cha are her sister, Leslie;
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Rubin Bergman of Lake
Worth and Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
win Krebs of New York; as
well as family from New York,
Canada and Miami.
Special Interview
Waiting For A Constitution
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
(Part Two
Of A Two-Part Series)
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The proposed constitution con-
tains vast changes in the way
Israel is governed. Uriel
Reichman, dean of the Tel
Aviv University Law Faculty,
said under the present situa-
tion the government cannot
meet its responsibilities to the
public, and Ministers have no
discipline and frequently ig-
nore government policy to pro-
mote their own standing in the
country and in their party. The
Knesset has no independence,
with 25 percent of its members
either Cabinet Ministers or
Deputy Ministers.
Under the proposed con-
stitution, the Prime Minister
would be elected directly by
the public. If no one gets 45
percent of the vote, then a
runoff would be held by the
two candidates who recieved
the most votes.
The Prime Minister would
appoint and fire members in
the Cabinet, but decisions
would have to be taken by a
vote after discussion.
Area Deaths
BROOKS
Gladys, 72, of West Film Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein.
DAVID
Rachel, of West Palm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein.
DAVIDOFF
Anne, 86, of West Palm Beach. Riverside
Guardian Funeral Home.
DAVIS
Rachel, of West Palm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstin.
FRANKF.I.
Kermit, 76, of Boynton Beach. Riverside.
FUNT
Harold, of Lake Worth. Levitt-Weinstein.
GOLDBERG
Ruth. 92, of Lake Worth. Levitt-Wewataiu.
KLEIN
Harry. 81. of We* Palm Beach. Rivemde.
after discussion.
The proposed constitution
would have 50 percent of the
Knesset elected by districts
and the other 50 percent by at-
large votes as at present.
Reichman explained that this
was proposed so as not to push
the small groups out of the
system and into extralegal
measures.
Both the Prime Minister and
Knesset would be elected at
the same time and the govern-
ment would fall if 60 percent of
the Knesset approved a non-
confidence motion. But then
both the Prime Minister and
Knesset would have to seek a
new election.
Reichman said under this
system, the "blackmail power
of the small parties would be
reduced because they could no
longer point a pistol at the
head of the Prime Minister" to
force him to meet their
demands or the government
would fall. Israel would have
two major blocs contesting for
office, although the small par-
ties could still gain Knesset
seats if they received 2.5 per-
cent of the vote in the at-large
election.
There are also proposals to
require a quorum for the
Knesset to act, to allow the
Knesset to grant permission to
a committee for an inquiry, to
reduce the immunity of MKs
and to reduce conflict of in-
terest in which today many
members of the Knesset, who
are lawyers, represent clients
dealing with the government.
Israel's President would re-
main the same, elected by the
Knesset as the symbolic head
of the country.
Reichman said the constitu-
tion also would end the "state
of emergency" under which
Israel has existed since its
founding. He said the present
laws are adequate to deal with
terrorism and national securi-
ty. A state of emergency
would only be declared in the
case of war or other threaten-
ing crisis, and this would also
be subject to judicial review,
Reichman said.
He said proposals on
municipalities are now being
circulated. These would give
the- municipalities more
autonomy, since now they do
not have the right to impose
taxes and all their bylaws and
many other acts must be ap-
proved by the government.
Reichman said he hopes that
Jews in the U.S. and elsewhere
will take an interest in the pro-
posed constitution and express
their views. "While the majori-
ty of money should come from
Israeli sources, we would
welcome support, especially
seed money to continue the
campaign," he said.
"I see here a unique oppor-
tunity of creating a new part-
nership and renewed interest,
in the most positive and
beautiful sense, between Jews
in the diaspora and Israel."
While the decision is up to
Israelis, full discussion and
support from the diaspora will
help stop the present "drift"
that is occurring between Jews
inside and outside Israel,
Reichman stressed.
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