The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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Secret Report Thwarts Move of Arab Separatism
secret report containing
recommendations aimed at
thwarting Arab separatist
tendencies within Israel will be
presented to Premier Yitzhak
Shamir soon, Haaretz
reported last Sunday.
The report, whose authors
detect a growing trend among
Israeli Arabs to establish their
own autonomous institutions
and split away from the state,
contains recommendations
calling for special budgets of
235 million shekels ($147
million) over the next five
years to be allocated directly
to the minorities sector.
Some 85 million shekels ($53
million) would be directed to
the development of Arab
municipalities, according to
the report, which is titled
"Principles of Government
Policy Toward the Minorities
Sector in Israel."
According to Haaretz, which
obtained a copy of the docu-
ment, the report was prepared
by former Likud-Herut
Cabinet Minister Moshe Arens
and his Arab affairs adviser,
reserve Brig. Gen. Amos
Arens, interviewed on the
"Erev Hadash" (New Even-
ing) program, which winds up
daily broadcasts of educational
television, said he "knew
nothing" of the secret report,
which was also published by
But he later admitted under
pressure that work had started
on such a report when he was
defense minister. Arens
became defense minister in
1983, succeeding Ariel Sharon.
The report, as published in
Haaretz, alleges that
"laundered funds from
abroad," whose source is
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion bodies, are conveyed to a
portion of the minorities
Federation-UJA Campaign
Face-To-Face Solicitation Begins With
Federation And Agency Board Members
population mainly elements
that do not identify with the
The report recommends that
"the defense establishment ex-
amine ways to encourage
minorities to volunteer for the
Israel Defense Force, and
draw up programs according-
ly, placing the emphasis on
Bedouins and Christians
(Arabs) in the first stage, and
preparing the organizational
and other tools for their in-
tegration into the various IDF
Since the state was founded,
Israeli Arabs have been ex-
empt from military service on
humanitarian grounds that
they should not be forced to
fight against Arabs in Israel's
wars and because Arabs in
the armed forces are con-
sidered a security risk. As a
consequence, Arabs are ex-
cluded from the various
benefits to which IDF veterans
Moshe Arens
are entitled. However, Druze
and Circassian Moslems are
permitted to serve.
The report recommends that
"the establishment of an in-
Continued on Page 14
This year, as in the past, the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign is beginning
solicitations for its fund rais-
ing drive with its leadership.
Members of the Federation
Board of Directors, followed
by members of the Board of its
beneficiary agencies, are being
solicited face-to-face for their
contributions to the Campaign
during November and
Milton Gold has been named
to chair this program by
Jeanne Levy, General Chair of
the 1988 Federation-UJA
Campaign. In making the an-
nouncement she said, "Milt
has been active in our com-
munity for many years as well
as on the international level.
His commitment and dedica-
tion will help kick off our Cam-
paign on a high level, both
emotionally and financially."
Mr. Gold underscored the
importance of this program
saying, "By being the first to
be solicited face-to-face, the
Board is demonstrating their
leadership in the Jewish com-
munity. As Board members we
must continue to accept our
responsibility to meet the
needs of an increasing Jewish
Assisting Mr. Gold is Zvi
Raviv who is a motivating
force in Keren Hayesod,
UJA's counterpart in the
diaspora excluding North
America. "Mr. Raviv is an in-
teresting, exciting personality
who will discuss the needs of
worldwide Jewry with our
Board members, he said.
Milton Gold has served the
worldwide Jewish community
in many capacities. Locally he
is a member of the Federa-
tion's Board of Directors and
serves as Chairman of its Otz-
ma Committee. He is im-
mediate past Chairman of the
Royal Palm Beach Campaign
Division, a position in which he
served with distinction for
many years. He is also a past
Chairman of the Israel-
Mideast Task Force of the
Community Relations Council.
Internationally, Mr. Gold
Hate Crimes Data Bill
Passes House Panel
Milton Gold
has been actively involved with
the Zionist Organization of
America and serves as a
representative of the ZOA to
the Jewish Agency Assembly
in Jerusalem. He is a life
Continued on Page 3
A bill requiring the Justice
Deparment to collect data
about crimes motivated by
racial, ethnic, religious and
anti-gay prejudice was approv-
ed by the House Judiciary
Committee by a 21-13 vote last
The Hate Crime Statistics
bill would require the FBI to
publish an annual report
similar to the Uniform Crime
Statistics it now provides.
A similar bill was approved
by a House Judiciary subcom-
mittee two years ago, in-
troduced by Rep. Barbara
Kennelly (D-Conn.), but never
was voted upon by the full
House. Kennelly and Rep. Dan
G lick man (D-Kan.) reintroduc-
ed the bill this year.
However, the bill adopted by
the committee was introduced
by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-
Mich.), adding the concern for
anti-gay prejudice.
There is some fear that in-
cluding crimes against gays in
the hate bill might endanger
its passage in Congress. But
David Brody, Washington
representative of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, stressed that it was im-
portant to gather statistics on
hate-motivated crimes in order
to make the public aware of
the extent of such crimes.
The House recently adopted
a bill, introduced by Glickman,
that would impose federal
criminal penalties for damage
to religious property and in-
jury to persons in the free ex-
ercise of their religious beliefs.
Shulmans Make Major Gift To JCCampus
PBC Federation Wins
PR Awards... page 3
Speaker Slated For
Mid-East Conference..
page 6
From The Demographic 7
Century Vil
age-UJA 10

Dr. Elizabeth S. Shulman
Gilbert Messing, Chairman of the Jewish Com-
munity Campus Capital Campaign, has announc-
ed that Alan and Dr. Elizabeth S. Shulman have
made a $100,000 contribution to the $12.5 fund
raising drive.
"We are delighted that Alan and Elizabeth,
who are involved and committed community
leaders locally, nationally, and internationally,
have joined with other distinguished members of
our community to insure that our JCCampus will
become a reality. Their foresight and dedication
will help to provide a place for all of us where we
can enjoy a variety of programs and activities in
a Jewish atmosphere.'
The Shulmans have chosen to dedicate the
Main Lobby and Reception Area in the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County building to be
Continued on Page 15

Alan Shulman

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 6, 1987
Plans For JCCampus
Groundbreaking In High Gear
National Jewish leaders as
well as local, county, and state
political figures will take part
in groundbreaking ceremonies
on the site of the Jewish Com-
munity Campus, Military Trail
and 12th Street, Sunday, Nov.
22, announced Harriett "Bud-
die" Brenner, Chairman of the
"Our plans for the ground-
breaking are proceeding rapid-
ly. Highlighting the program
will be students from the
Jewish Community Center's
Keren-Orr Pre-School and the
Jewish Community Day School
who will join with us in mark-
ing this milestone for our
Jewish community," stated
Mrs. Brenner.
Major donors to the $12.5
million JCCampus Capital
Campaign will be given the
honor of turning the first
shovels of soil, symbolic of the
beginning of construction
slated for Spring. The Jewish
Community Center will be the
first facility built on the
JCCampus offering greatly ex-
panded programs and services
as well as completely new ac-
tivities for every age group.
The JCCampus will house, in
addition to the JCC, the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service and the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
For more information, con-
tact Marjorie Scott, JCCam-
pus Capital Campaign Direc-
tor, at the Federation office,
Major Gifts Cocktail Party Set
Gilbert Messing, Chairman of the Jewish Com-
munity Campus Capital Campaign, and H. Irwin
Levy, prominent community leader, will host a
Major Gifts Cocktail Party Nov. 30, 4:30 p.m., at
the home of Judy and Gilbert Messing m Palm
Contributors of $25,000 and more will celebrate
the final event of the JCCampus $12.5 million
fund raising drive. For more information, contact
Marjorie Scott, JCCampus Capital Campaign
Director, at the Federation office, 832-2120.
JFCS Staff Demonstrates 100% Support
Wearing "A Place For Us" buttons pro-
moting the Jewish Community Campus, the
staff of the Jewish Family and Children's
Service enthusiastically endorse the
JCCampus through their 100 percent par-
ticipation in the fund raising drive. The
JFCS building will be built on the JCCam-
pus on Military Trail and 12th Street which
will also house the Jewish Community
Center and the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County.
In an outpouring of commit-
ment and support for the
Jewish Community Campus
Capital Campaign, the entire
staff of the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, sparked by
the leadership of Executive
Director Neil Newstein, has
made substantial individual
contributions to the fund rais-
ing effort. Gilbert Messing,
Chairman of the JCCampus
Capital Campaign, expressed
the gratitude of the Jewish
community saying, "By their
generous support and quality
of their gifts, the JFCS staff
has demonstrated their pro-
found belief that a new JFCS
building on the JCCampus is
desperately needed. They are
the ones who work daily under
the present inadequate condi-
tions and, through their finan-
cial as well as emotional sup-
port, they are helping to make
the dream a reality.
Mr. Newstein said, "I am ex-
tremely proud of the excellent
work our staff does. Once
again they have shown that
they are caring and dedicated
individuals. They share the vi-
sion of a future Jewish Com-
munity Campus where all peo-
ple in need of our services will
Continued on Page 3
Temple Israel
1901 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach
Sponsored by the Soviet Jewry Task Force
of the Community Relations Council
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women,
and Women's American ORT
^ 0AC* C
Nov. 12 Banyan Springs "Wine and Cheese'
Nov. 15 Campaign Leadership Institute
Nov. 16 Women's Division B&P Campaign Event
Dec. 6 Boynton Beach Campaign Breakfast
Dec. 20 Village Royale on the Green Breakfast
The Jewish Community Campus
Jewish Community Center*
Jewish Family And Children's Service
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Is Your Name
Partial Listing
Mr. and Mrs. Max M. Fisher
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Green
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harary
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Kalnitsky
Mr 2f,d.M^8' A- Keneth Pincourt
Dr. Mark Rattinger
Dr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Dr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Dr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Jerome Rubin
Alan Shulman
Jeffrey Stein
Anthony Viacomi
Steven L. Warshall
Richard Zaretsky
Don't Be Left Out!
Call the JCCampus Campaign Office, 832-2120
Known as YWYMHA't in many communities.


Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Friday, November 6, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Palm Beach Federation Wins
Two National PR Awards

A total of 96 Awards for Ex-
cellence in Public Relations
will be presented to 50 Jewish
Federations throughout North
America during the 56th
General Assembly of the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations, Nov.
18-22 in Miami.
The Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County captured
their 18th and 19th awards, a
silver award in the category of
Annual Reports and an
honorable mention for several
invitations. For the first time,
the Federation went to a
brochure format for its Annual
Report instead of publishing it
as a supplement in the Jewish
Floridian newspaper. "It was
our feeling that these Annual
Reports could be used
throughout the year to pro-
mote the Federation and its
annual Campaign," stated
Ronni Epstein, Federation
Director of Communications.
The invitations that were
recognized were for the
Federation's 25th Anniversary
Celebration and the Communi-
ty Dinner-Dance which was
held last year and featured
composer Marvin Hamlisch.
All the award-winning
materials will be on display
during the CJF General
Assembly. The Council of
Jewish Federations is the na-
tional association of 200
Jewish Federations, the cen-
tral community organizations
which serve nearly 800
loclities embracing a Jewish
population of more than 5.7
million in the United States
and Canada.
The cover of Federation's award winning Annual
National UJA Trainer At
Campaign Leadership Institute
CIA Link
dent Kurt Waldheim has
denied overseas media reports
that he was recruited by the
Office of Strategic Services
(OSS), precursor to the CIA,
after World War II. A
spokesman for Waldheim call-
ed the reports "untrue and
According to the reports, the
OSS began recruiting German
officers who had held key in-
telligence, posts during the
war. Waldheim served as an
intelligence officer in a Ger-
man army unit that carried out
atrocities in the Balkans, in-
cluding the deportation of
Greek Jews. He dealt with in-
formation about the Yugosla-
vian resistance, British com-
mando activities in the
Mediterranean and later
Soviet armies in the Balkans.
The OSS was said to have
sought German intelligence
personnel familiar with Soviet,
communist and other leftist
Steve Schwartz, affiliated
with United Jewish Appeal's
National Training Center, will
be the featured worker trainer
at the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County's Cam-
paign Leadership Institute,
Sunday Nov. 15. The an-
nouncement was made by Dr.
Elizabeth S. Shulman, Chair-
man of the newly formed Cam-
paign Worker Training and In-
centives Program.
"Steve is one of the top
trainers in the country, having
been trained at UJA's Na-
tional Training Center. He is
part of a cadre of national
leadership committed to im-
proving the solicitation skills
of lay leadership. We are very
fortunate that he will be shar-
ing his expertise with our
Campaign leaders," Dr.
Shulman said.
Steve Schwartz is a past
Continued on Page 8
Continued from Page 1
member of the Zionist Actions
For more information, con-
tact Sandy Grossman, Cam-
paign Associate, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Continatd from Pje 2
feel more comfortable and
secure in a total Jewish
The JFCS, along with the
Jewish Community Center and
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, will be housed
on the JCCampus on Military
Trail and 12th Street.
For more information, con-
tact Marjorie Scott, JCCam-
pus Capital Campaign Direc-
tor, at the Federation office,
Is 1987 a good year to make a gift to the
Jewish Federation's Endowment Fund?
Your accountant will probably answer with an
emphatic YES. He knows what advantages are
available to you under the current tax laws.
You and the community can benefit from
your contribution to the Federation's
Endowment Fund.
For more information on how your gift can:
...provide you with income for life
...allow you to recommend future
distributions to charities
...perpetuate your annual gift to the
Federation/UJA campaign
Edward Baker
Endowment Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(305) 832-2120

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 6, 1987
From Their Own Mouths
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Ab-
dul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and com-
mander of the National Guard, was in
Washington for a three-day official visit in mid-
October. On the schedule were meetings with
President Reagan, Vice President Bush and
other top U.S. officials. To mark the occasion,
the Saudi embassy purchased full-page ads in
the Washington Post (standard cost, $32,208),
Newsweek and Washington Times to tout the
"special friendship" between the United States
and Saudi Arabia.
The ad described Saudi Arabia as "a good
friend of the United States and a force for
moderation in the Middle East." But another
embassy production revealed the true nature of
Saudi moderation:
On page one of last month's issue of Saudi
Arabia, a glossy, color-filled official newsletter,
a large map depicted the Islamic countries of
North Africa and Asia and their neighbors
with one exception. Where most cartographers
place Israel, the newsletter showed the blue of
the Mediterranean. In the official Saudi world
view, the seacoast runs south from Lebanon
along the western border of Jordan, sweeping
north again on the eastern side of the Sinai, now
a two-headed peninsula. While all other adjacent
non-Islamic states are outlined, even it left
unidentified, Israel disappears completely.
The embassy's ad also asserted that "Saudi
Arabia has taken its international commitments
seriously. "It cited financial contributions to the
UN, membership in the Gulf Cooperation Coun-
cil (GCC) and other such ties.
Riyadh's international commitments not-
withstanding, it is the U.S. Navy, not the Saudi
military, which now protects Saudi Arabia,
Kuwait and the four other Persian Gulf oil
sheikdoms of the GCC from Iran. On any com-
mitment to advancing the U.S.-mediated Arab-
Israeli peace process, the ad which also men-
tions U.S.-Saudi trade, the oil industry, and
other matters is silent.
No deceptive advertising here: As far as Saudi
Arabia is concerned, Israel still should not exist.
As for Arab-Israeli peace, don't mention it...
Louder Than Words
... Meanwhile, the American response to the
Iranian missile attack on the U.S.-flagged
Kuwait tanker Sea Isle City provided another il-
lustration of the special friendship Saudi Arabia,
Kuwait and other GCC states have with Uncle
The Reagan Administration decided to use
destroyers to shell two Iranian oil platforms,
rather than send planes to bomb more signifi-
cant targets, partly because no U.S. aircraft are
based on land in any GCC country. Planes from
carriers in the Gulf of Oman would have had to
fly over Oman and the United Arab Emirates,
which these states have said they would not
Carrier-based bombers also would have re-
quired midair refueling using tanker planes
out of Saudi Arabi. But, according to news
reports, the Saudis did not want to get involved
Kuwait, repeatedly a target of Iranian at-
tacks, said it would refuse to assist the United
States. When an official of the emirate was ask-
ed to comment on the U.S. reprisal, he said,
"Why would there be any comment? This does
not concern Kuwait in any way." The Kuwaitis
reportedly "were desperately seeking Western
aid" to set up a new anti-missile defense but
not desperate enough to permit Westerners, in-
cluding Americans, to be stationed in Kuwait.
The friendship Washington has with the Arab
states of the Gulf is more than special. It's
downright peculiar.
Terror's New Directions
Israel arrested about 50 suspected members of
"Islamic Jihad" in October, and an Israeli
general termed increasing religious fundamen-
talism in the territories "very disturbing." The
arrests, and earlier news stories, spotlighted the
growth of terrorist cells composed of religious
fundamentalists under the name Islamic Jihad.
Further, there appears to be tactical coopera-
tion between Islamic Jihad and the more secular
According to an Oct. 13 article in the Israel
tabloid Haaashot; the Sunni Moslems operating
under the name of Islamic Jihad in Gaza are in-
spired but not directed by the Shi'ite
Islamic Jihad linked to Iran's Ayatollah Kho-
meini. The latter is outlawed in all Middle East
countries except Iran, because it advocates the
overthrow of existing regimes and their replace-
ment by Khomeini-style Islamic rule.
But, the paper siad, "from the Jewish point of
view they are the same: Both organizations
regard Jews as heathens who must be exter-
minated." They both stress the need to destroy
In Gaza, Islamic Jihad began circulating
manifestos in 1981, calling for an armed strug-
gle against Israel and early last year began
claiming responsibility for terrorist acts. It then
said it was behind a grenade attack on a group of
soldiers and Jewish settlers in a market. Later
attacks have developed a pattern. Military
authorities said the weapons used and training
received by Jihad members can be traced to
Fatah, Yasir Arafat's "mainstream" PLO
A recent indication of such cooperation was
seen in an aborted suicide car-bomb attempt on
government buildings in Jerusalem. Islamic
Jihad members from Judea and Samaria were to
carry out the plot; the PLO provided the car and
other assistance.
Islamic Jihad cells appear to have proliferated
as religious fundamentalism has spread among
the approximately 600,000 residents of the im-
poverished Gaza Strip, especially among the
youth. The Islamic University in Gaza which
Israel permitted to open nine years ago has
become a center for the movement, authorities
Religious students at the university, who
fought with secular counterparts for years, now
control the student council. But recently the two
sides have begun to cooperate, according to the
school's president.
Israel Considers Cuts
Due to U.S. Dollar Crunch
There is a growing inclination
in Israel to voluntarily forgo
some $80 million in U.S.
military aid next year in view
of accelerated efforts by the
Reagan administration and the
Congress to pare the huge
federal deficit.
The $80 million constitutes
4.5 percent of the $1.8 billion
in U.S. aid to Israel in the com-
ing year. But the Gramm-
Rudman bill may force an
overall cut in foreign aid.
Israelis fear that in Tight of
President Reagan's statement
about budget cuts at his na-
tionally televised news con-
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debated, it was reported here
last Monday. Some senior
political figures believe it is
better for Israel to accept a
small reduction as a gesture of
good will toward Washington
than to wage a struggle.
Others however, insist Israel
must not agree to cuts.
'Israel will have to decide
within a short time whether to
agree or fight it," sources in
Jerusalem noted. Maariv
reported Monday that the
Americans are feeling out
Israel on the matter and in fact
contacts between the two
countries on this issue have
already begun.
unpleasant reaction in
Washington should Israel balk.
But Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin seems to be in the
camp of those Israelis who
would fight any cuts. "I am
depending on the administra-
tion to fulfill its com-
mitments," he told military
correspondents. He maintain-
ed that "the problem is in
Rabin said he was deeply
Continued on Page 7
Readers Write
Floridian Receives Plaudits
EDITOR: \ g^i continue to enjoy
Congratulations to the reading the Floridian, whose
Jewish Floridian of Palm PurP8e is to factually present
Beach County for outstanding the news and to positively af-
work in the issue of Oct. 23. It fect activities of our Jewish
was a pleasure to read world community,
and local news, honestly and HANK GROSSMAN
fairly reported. West Palm Beach

Friday, November 6, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir (right) and
his Air Force officer son, Col. Yair Shamir,
during the filming of a new monthly talk show,
'From Generation to Generation: Fathers and
Sons,' which will be screened on Israel Televi-
sion later this year.
Apparent Mercy Killing Of AIDS Patient
Reintroduces Euthanasia Debate
Recent reports of the ap-
parent mercy killing last year
of an AIDS sufferer has
brought to the fore once again
a persistent moral dilemma
whether it's permissible to end
the suffering of a terminally ill
patient by artificially ending
his or her life.
The patient was killed by his
friends, who put him to sleep
with a large dose of morphine,
following the professional ad-
vice of a physician who was not
present at the time of the
lethal injection.
The affair was first publiciz-
ed in a new book, "The
Eleventh Plague," by
Jerusalem Post writer Joanna
Yehiel. The doctor who was
mentioned in the book con-
firmed the mercy killing in a
radio interview in which he did
not identify himself.
The doctor recalled that the
patient had asked for the
euthanasia. At first the physi-
cian rejected the idea,
although he had known that
the patient was at a fatal
stage. Later that same night,
the doctor received a
telephone call from the pa-
tient's family, telling him that
the patient insisted on seeing
The patient once again asked
the doctor to kill him. When
the doctor persisted in his
refusal, the patient's friends
said they would do the killing.
They suggested injecting air
into the veins, but the doctor
recommended morphine. The
doctor left, and was later in-
formed by the friends that the
patient had died.
Dr. Ram Yishai, chairman of
the Israel Medical Association,
told an interviewer recently
that mercy killing was both a
criminal offense and contrary
to medical ethics. Once mercy
killing is permitted for AIDS
and cancer patients, he said, it
could spread to sick elderly pa-
tients, invalids and mental
"The problem is how to
medically define who is a ter-
minal patient. Perhaps this is
the situation today, and in two
or three days the situation will
change and the treatment will
affect him. To speed up death
just like that? It is dangerous,
forbidden, and does not comp-
ly with the rules of medical
ethics," he explained.
Rabbi Yona Metzger of
North Tel Aviv holds the same
view. He was quoted as saying
that AIDS is a case in point
where mercy killing has no
foundation, because every day
there are reports on new
medication for the illness.
"Judaism absolutely forbids
bringing forward the death of
a person," said Metzger,
"even if he is dying. However,
one can pray for the early
death of a dying patient."
Israel has seen a number of
mercy killings in the past 25
years. A massive public cam-
paign led in 1964 to the release
of Gisella Kafri, who killed her
deaf-dumb-blind son. In 1975,
Fani Pinsler killed her 13-year-
old son, Avi, who suffered
from epilepsy.
In 1975, Aliza Helman shot
to death her son, Uri, 37, who
suffered from a deadly disease.
Two years ago, Hahman Ariel
killed his retarded son and
daughter-in-law and then com-
mitted suicide.
Some 44 Israelis are
reported to be suffering from
AIDS, with 33 dying from it,
only one as a result of a mercy
Giving Drugs On Time
method that may improve
responsiveness of AIDS pa-
tients to azidothymidine
(AZT), and cancer sufferers to
some forms of chemotherapy
has been suggested by Dr. Zvia
Agur of the Weizmann In-
stitute, an expert in
mathematical biology.
Using computer and
mathematical models that help
place certain biological events
into their proper perspective
(by noting their effects on
other biological activities), Dr.
Agur has hit upon what she
believes is a critical factor in
determining the most ef-
ficacious way to schedule the
administration of these drugs.
Because AZT and some anti-
cancer drugs act by poisoning
cells during their division
periods, they can also kill nor-
mal cells, for example, in the
bone and liver, which, like
diseased cells, also multiply
rapidly. However, the
reproduction-cycle lengths of
AIDS virus and cancer cells
differ from those of normal
cells, and, significantly, the cy-
cle lengths associated with the
diseased cells are more
variable than those of normal
cells. This situation implies
that if high drug doses were
administered in appropriately-
timed pulses, rather than in an
arbitrary or uniform way, the
drug-susceptible life-phase of
the normal cells could be made
to coincide quite closely with
the drug-free intervals,
resulting is less damage to nor-
mal cells.
Today, AZT and anti-cancer
drugs are usually given at ar-
bitrary intervals or kept at
uniformly high levels long
enough to kill every cancer cell
or AIDS virus when it enters
its dividing stage. These
methods can hardly
discriminate between normal
and malignant calls. If in an at-
tempt to reduce damage to
normal cells, the doctor
reduces the drug dose, the
malignant cells may become
drug-resistant. This occurs, ac-
cording to Dr. Agur, when the
environment is rich in the
drug, but not rich enough to
completely obliterate the
malignant population. As a
result, cell mutations that are
drug-resistant proliferate.
Based on Dr. Agur's sug-
gested protocols, Dr. Bilha
Continued on Page 15-
CJF General Assembly
Forums Feature Domestic
And Overseas Concerns
NEW YORK, NY Transmitting Jewish heritage, cum
mitment and values to the next generation and ensuring a
bright future for Soviet Jewry are among the issues to be
explored in forums by the more than 3,000 delegates ex-
pected to attend the 56th General Assembly of the Council
of Jewish Federations. The General Assembly is scheduled
for Nov. 18-22 at the Fountainebleau Hotel in Miami
Twenty forums, consisting of formal presentations by ex-
perts and panelists followed by question-and-answer ses-
sions, will deal with a wide range of domestic and overseas
concerns. Several forums will focus on Israel-Diaspora rela-
tions, to commemorate Israel's 40th anniversary.
Domestic issues center on four basic themes:
Transmission. Involving the next generation in
campaign and leadership and reaching out to inadequately
involved Jews, such as singles, the elderly and the disabled.
Unity and diversity in the Jewish community. The
auestion of "who is a Jew" and a unique trialogue with Or-
lodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis to discuss areas of
Jewish education. Strengthening our educational in-
stitutions, supporting adult Jewish education and enriching
veteran leadership.
Jewish mobility. Retooling Federations in order to
cope with the change from a local to a continental society.
A number of forums will feature overseas concerns,
Soviet Jewry. A discussion with prominent refuseniks
about the current situation, the role of Federations and
future trends.
Jewish communities in distress Ethiopia, Syria
and Iran.
The Third World. The JDC role in helping developing
World Jewry. Building Jewish community and con-
tinuity globally, discussions with leaders from Latin
America, Great Britain, Denmark and Australia and the
situation in South Africa.
In the context of Israel's 40th anniversary, several
forums will consider some of the nation's significant
The United States. Israel as a strategic ally in the Mid-
dle East.
Federations. Expanding the relationship between
Federations and Israel.
The Jewish Agency. Deepening the partnership.
In the media. Journalists discuss how Israel and the
Diaspora perceive each other.
In addition to the forums, hundreds of other sessions
have been scheduled for this year's General Assembly. Dur-
ing the Opening Plenary on Wednesday evening, Nov. 18,
CJF President Shoshana S. Cardin will address the overall
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Community Calendar
November 6
Jewish Community Center, Singles Weekend Conference
through Nov. 8.
November 7
Jewish Community Center, Singles Weekend Conference
through Nov. 8 Treasure Coast Jewish Center,
Sisterhood Dinner/Dance, 8 p.m. Temple Judea, Art Auc-
tion, 7:30 p.m.
November 8
Federation, "Mid East Conference," 9-3 p.m. Golden
Lakes Temple Sisterhood, board, 10 a.m. Jewish Com-
munity Center, Singles Weekend Conference.
November 9
Women's American ORT-Lake Worth West, board, 9:30
and Paid-up Membership Luncheon, noon B'nai B'rith
Women-Boynton Beach, noon Na'amat USA-Theodore
Herzl, board, 10 a.m. Hadassah-West Boynton, Member-
ship Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Women's American ORT-
Royal United Order of True Sisters, board, 10:30
and regular meeting, 1 p.m. Hadassah-Aviva, board, 10
a.m. and regular meeting, noon Treasure Coast Jewish
Center, board, 7:30 p.m. Federation, Jewish Education
Task Force Meeting 6-10 p.m.
November 10
Federation, Leadership Development Committee, 8 p.m.
Hadassah-Lee Vassill, board, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth
Zion, board, 7:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women-Masada,
board, 7 p.m. Hadassah-Henrietta Szold, board, 1 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Women-Menorah, 1 p.m. Na'amat USA-
Sharon, 11:30 a.m. Temple Beth Torah, 8 p.m. Federa-
tion, Chaplaincy Meeting, 2 p.m. Yiddish Culture
Group-Century Village, 10 a.m. Federation, Restructur-
ing Committee, Noon.
November 11
Veterans Day B'nai B'rith-Yachad, 7:30 p.m. National
Council of Jewish Women-Palm Beach, noon Lake Worth
Jewish Center Sisterhood, Luncheon, 12:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT-No. Palm Beach County Region,
board, 9:30 a.m. Jewish Community Day School,
Parent/Teacher Conference, 6-9:30 p.m. Jewish Com-
munity Center, No School Holiday Program Yiddish
Culture Group-Cresthaven, 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith-Royal
Palm Beach, 8 p.m.
November 12
Federation, Women's Division, "Presidents' Coffee,"
10 a.m. Federation Boynton Beach, Banyan Springs
"Wine and Cheese Reception" at Lord and Taylor,
4:30 p.m. Na'amat USA-Palm Beach Council, 10 a.m.
American Jewish Congress, 12:30 p.m. Federation,
Community Relations Council Meeting, Noon Federa-
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Schechterman To Speak
At Mid-East Conference
Dr. Bernard Schechterman,
Professor and former
Chairperson of the Depart-
ment of Politics and Public Af-
fairs as well as of the Graduate
School of International
Studies at the University of
Miami, and Editor of the
newest political science jour-
nal, "The Political Chronicle,"
will be a featured speaker at
the Mid-East Leadership Con-
ference on Sunday, Nov. 8, 9
a.m., at Temple Judea, an-
nounced Dr. Mark Rattinger,
Chairman of the Israel-
Mideast Task Force of the
Community Relations Council
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County.
"Dr. Schechterman will
replace guest speaker Haim
Shaked who was called to
Israel in a special advisory
capacity for the government.
We are very pleased that Dr.
Schechterman, a notable
scholar and expert on the
Mideast, will be joining our
other guest speakers, Avner
Yaniv and Stephen R. Silber-
farb, in discussing 'Israel at 40
- Middle Age Conflicts,'"
stated Dr. Rattinger.
Dr. Schechterman, in addi-
tion to his position at the
University of Miami in political
Dr. Bernard Schechterman
science, is the first Director of
the Judaic Studies Program.
He has been very involved in
professional organizations in-
cluding serving as Vice Chair-
man of the National Executive
Council of American Pro-
fessors for Peace in the Middle
East and President of the
Florida Political Science
He has served as a consul-
tant and lecturer for the U.S.
Departments of State,
Defense, and the former
Health, Education, and
Welfare, as well as for the Na-
tional Security Council. Addi-
tionally he has served in the
same capacity for the Israeli
Foreign Ministry, and the Lon-
don Economist Middle East In-
telligence Unit.
Dr. Schechterman is a wide-
ly published author whose re-
cent publications include ar-
ticles in the "Middle East
Reveiw, the "Journal of
Political Science," and the
'National Security Council
Paper." He is also a perma-
nent contributor to "Choice,"
the American Library Associa-
tion's journal of book reviews
of political science literature.
Elected Head
Bennett Yanowitz of
Cleveland has been elected
president of the Jewish Educa-
tion Service of North America,
succeeding Mark Schlussel of
Southfield, Mich. Yanowitz is a
former chairman of the Na-
tional Jewish Comunity Rela-
tions Advisory Council.
Special Programs Set Up To
Honor Memory of JCDS Student
The Marc Desiderio Early
Childhood Collection, to be
housed in the library, will be a
selection of age-appropriate
books and resource materials
for kindergarten and first
grade students. The third pro-
gram will be called the Book
Marc Reading Incentive Pro-
gram. Students will earn
points for reading and repor-
ting on books. Points will
count toward the purchase of
books for individual class col-
lections and special gifts for
children who excel in the
number of points they earn.
Marc Desiderio
The establishment of several
reading incentive and music
appreciation programs in
memory of Marc Desiderio, a
kindergarten student at the
Jewish Community Day School
who passed away last year,
was recently announced by
Barbara Steinberg, Executive
Director of the school.
The programs have been
establishment by Amy
Desiderio, Marc's mother, and
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Blank,
Marc's maternal grand-
parents. "Amy Desiderio and
Mr. and Mrs. Blank have been
most generous in their con-
tribution to establish these
programs in Marc's memory.
Marc was a child who loved
music and loved learning and
we know that through this en-
during legacy, other young
children will be given the op-
portunity to share these
The gift will be used to fund
three individual projects. The
Marc Desiderio Kindergarten
Music and Library Units will
consist of books, records,
musical instruments and a
record player for each of the
two kindergarten classrooms.
The next meeting will take place Thursday, Nov. 12,
12:30 p.m. at the American Savings Bank. There will be a
Boutique and refreshments.
Featured will be a film of Anne Frank, her life and that of
her family during the Nazi occupation of Europe.
Coming events:
Nov. 15-18 Lido Spa. All facilities, transportation and
gratuities included.
Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Cruise, four nights on the
'Carnival Fun Ship.' Transportation and port taxes includ-
ed. Limited reservations.
Palm Beach West Chapter is sponsoring a Ballet
Florida presentation of professional classic, modern and
jazz dance, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2 p.m. at the new Watson
Duncan Theater, Palm Beach Junior College.
A viva Chanter will meet on Monday, Nov. 9 at noon at
the Free Methodist Church on Dillman Road off Jog Road.
The board will meet at 10:30 a.m. Entertainment by Carlos
and Johnny.
A Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held on Tuesday,
Nov. 17, at the Royce Hotel at noon.
Palm Beach Section will held a Paid-Up-Membership
Luncheon on Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m., at MacArthur Vineyard
at the PGA Holiday Inn.
The program will feature "Women in Power" conducted
by Lois Frankel, member of the Florida House of
Representative; Phyllis Hoffman, founder of Troy Wood
School; and Elaine Price Hall, Executive Director at Burt
Reynolds Jupiter Theatre.

Saperstein Joins
Federation Staff
Friday, November 6, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
From The Demographic Study
Garret Saperstein
Jeffrey L. Klein, Executive
Director of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
has announced the appoint-
ment of Garret Saperstein to
the Federation staff. "Mr.
Saperstein is a Campaign
Associate in the newly created
internship program for United
Jewish Appeal and will be
associated with our Federation
during the 1988 Federation-
UJA Campaign season. He will
be working closely with the
Royal Palm Beach and Well-
ington Campaigns as well as
with new affiliates in Greater
West Palm Beach," stated Mr.
Klein. "His background is
quite impressive and we
welcome him to our
A native of South Florida,
Mr. Saperstein earned a
bachelor's and master's
degree in International Affairs
from Florida State University
in 1982 and 1985 respectively.
He studied for one year at the
Hebrew University in
Jerusalem on a scholarship and
has been involved in various
Jewish organizations
throughout most of his life.
Before entering UJA's in-
ternship program, Mr. Sapers-
tein was a sales associate for
Bell Atlantic. He is married to
Percent of Number of Household Population %of
ReRion Households Households Size Size Population
Lake Worth 26.6% 12,238 2.10 21,500 28.2%
Century Village/ Golden Lakes
22.4 8,621 1.65 14,225 18.7
West Palm Beach 14.7 5388 2.05 11,045 14.5
Boynton Beach Wellington/ Royal Palm Beach 12.6 4,849 1.91 9,262 12.2
10.0 3.849 2.21 8,506 11.1
North Palm Beach/
Palm Beach Gardens S.3 2,040 2.31 4,712 6.2
Palm Beach South 4.0 1,540 1.75 2,695 3.5
Palm Beach North 3.6 1,386 2.01 2,786 11
Jupiter .9 347 2.28 791 1.0
Population By Region
Throughout the coming months, statistical
results from the Demographic Study under-
taken recently by the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County will be highlighted.
This table shows the distribution of Jewish
households and population by region in the Palm
Beach Study Area. Approximately 28 percent of
the Jewish population live in the Lake Worth
region and another 19 percent in the Century
Village/Golden Lakes area. Almost two-thirds of
new residents (0-4 years in Palm Beach County)
have settled in Lake Worth (30 percent), Boyn-
ton Beach (18 percent), and Wellington/Royal
Palm Beach (16 percent).
Argentine Priest Criticized
Deficit Pressures
Continued from Page 4
worried about Israel's ability
to pay for its future military
needs. He noted there has
been a real drop in the value of
the U.S. dollar over the past
two years, and this con-
tributed to increased person-
nel costs in Israel's weapons
development programs, which
are financed largely by
American military grants. He
said that while the U.S. Con-
gress has traditionally been
friendly to Israel, maintaining
current levels of aid would be
difficult if there is a downturn
in the American economy. He
noted that the amount of
American aid to Israel will be
decided by Nov. 20 and until
then there is no certainty how
much Israel would receive.
"In any event," Rabin said,
"the top priority is the signing
of the deal for the third con-
signment of F-16Cs, which we
will be receiving in the early
1990s." The second consign-
ment is presently being
delivered to Israel.
The F-16Cs will replace the
Lavi, Israel's second genera-
tion jet fighter plane which the
government canceled last
August. Accordingly to Rabin,
"If we had not dropped the
Lavi, the (Reagan) administra-
tion would not have backed
Abandonment of the project
was not without high price to
Israel. Israel Aircraft In-
dustries employed 6,000
engineers and aircraft workers
to build the Lavi. Rabin said
about 3,000 could be absorbed
by other divisions of IAI, but
the remaining 3,000 would lose
their jobs. He said of that
number, 800 temporary
workers can be dismissed
without any loss to IAI. About
400 over age 55 who have at
least 15 years of seniority will
be induced to take early retire-
ment and 1,800 will be offered
higher severance pay to leave,
Rabin said.
Israelis ae also concerned
that the Oct. 19 Wall Street
crash may have repercussions
on fundraising for Israel in the
U.S. But Naftalie Lavie, head
of the Israel office of the
United Jewish Appeal, seems
to believe there is no cause for
He recalled there have been
fluctuations in the stock
market in the past without in
any way affecting Jewish con-
tributions to Israel.
An American Jewish leader
urged the Vatican's represen-
tative here Wednesday (Oct.
21) to publicly condemn a
blatantly anti-Semitic homily
delivered by a Roman Catholic
priest in Cordoba Oct. 4, and
expressed concern that the
Vatican has not yet spoken
Seymour Reich, international
president of B'nai B'rith, rais-
ed the issue at a meeting with
the Papal Nuncio, Msgr.
Ubaldo Calabresi. He was
referring to the monthly Mass
honoring "victim of subver-
sion" at which Father Manuel
Beltran denounced the "bad
Jews" who "surround" the
government of President Raul
Alfonsin and suggested that
the Protocols of the Elders of
Zion was a document worth
reflecting on.
In only because democracy is
still so fragile in Argentina, it
is important that the church's
reaction to anti-Semitic
remarks by an Argentine
priest be made public, Reich
told Calabresi. Calabresi
replied that he had informed
Beltran that he was wrong but
made no public statement
because the incident was an
isolated one.
Beltran's audience consisted
largely of rightwing military
officers who oppose the Alfon-
sin government because of its
efforts to bring to justice
military officers who par-
ticipated in murder and
atrocities when the junta ruled
Argentina. The priest differen-
tiated between "bad" and
"good" Jews the latter be-
ing, according to him, those
who stay out of public affairs.
He blamed Jews for Argen-
tina's economic and social pro-
blems, from divorce to por-
nograpy. He recalled that
when he was young, he had
read the Protocols of the
Elders of Zion and said of the
notorious anti-Semitic forgery;
"I don't know what is its
value, but one should think
about what is said there."
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Rabbi Hopes Ceremony
Allays Distress Of
Parents Of Olim
A Brooklyn, N.Y., rabbi has
devised a ceremony in his
synagogue which he hopes will
help ease the consternation
felt by some parents of im-
migrants to Israel (olim).
The project was described by
Rabbi Abraham Feldbin, a
member of Parents of North
American Israelis (PNAI), in
an article in The Bridge, the
official PNAI publication. He
told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that he believed the
project was the first under
synagogue auspices.
He said when parents learn
that he and his wife Betty are
planning a visit to Israel, they
ask that he contact their olim
children to try to persuade
them to return to the United
States. The Feldbins
themselves have two married
daughters and seven grand-
children in Israel.
Such appeals conflict with
, the .Feldbins'deepesbvalues as
Jews and Zionists. They feel
instead that as American
Jewish parents wholly suppor-
tive of their children settled in
Israel "we want to make the
reluctant parents proud and
happy." They also want to
make "the already happy
(American) parents boastful
that they have a piece of
themselves in Israel and part
of its future."
But it is a fact of American
Zionist history and culture
that Jews who pay homage to
the ideal of aliyah may feel dif-
ferently when their children
take that historic step.
Speaking as president of the
Brooklyn chapter of the
Zionist Organization of
America, Feldbin commented
that "as an organization, or as
individuals in our local com-
munities, or even as active
members of a Zionist organiza-
tion, perhaps we cannot do
much to stem the tide of yerida
(emigration from Israel) on the
part of Sabras or those who
have been in Israel since
But he added that, except
for PNAI, he felt that too little
was done to prevent the return
of American Jews who went to
live in Israel "with such high
hopes and dreams. We have to
help the parents in every way
we can."
Pondering what his con-
gregation, Shaari Israel, might
do for that goal, he decided
four years ago to honor the
parents of olim during the an-
nual Israel Bond breakfast.
"These parents were urged to
invite other personal guests to
the breakfast, and many did,"
the rabbi explained.
Each set of parents "was
presented with a specially
designed and appropriately
worded framed certificate of
honor," he reported. "They
were suitably praised, several
responded with pride, and the
certificates hang proudly on
walls in most of their homes."
He noted also that he and
Betty shortly thereafter
visited Israel, where he con-
tacted the olim, "arranged a
get-together in Jerusalem, and
presented each one with a
duplicate of the certificates
their parents had received."
He thought few of his
honored congregants had ever
received special recognition
before. He acknowledged that
one such event was unlikely to
have a strong impact on
Jewish parents who did not
want their children to settle in
Israel, but he hoped it carried
a meaningful message.
He said he planned another
ceremony when the number of
parents is again sufficient.
Planning is continuing for the Business and
Professional Women's Group Campaign
Event in support of the Women's Division
1988 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal Campaign.
The minimum $150 event will be held on
Monday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m., at the Executive
Club, 515 North Flagler Drive, West Palm
Beach. Special guest speaker will be Freda
Keet, foremost female Israeli radio broad-
caster, award winning actress and authori-
ty on Israel's role in Africa and Asia. The
event will be preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a
champagne cocktail reception for $1,200
minimum contributors at the home of Dr.
Elizabeth S. Shulman in Palm Beach to
meet and talk with Ms. Keet. Dr. Shulman
is Chairperson of the $5,000 Minimum
Golda Meir Task Force Committee.
In preparation for the Nov. 16 B&P Cam-
paign Event, Chairpersons and committee
members met for worker training. Judy
Kaufman, UJA National Training Center
Director of Operations, addressed this first
session. Ingrid Rosenthal (head of table,
second from left) is overall Chairperson of
the B&P Campaign, and Robin S.
Weinberger (head of table, right) is chair-
ing the $150 Minimum Campaign Event.
Women's B&P Campaign
Additional committee members attend a se-
cond worker training session where they
heard Marjorie Scott, Campaign Consul-
tant to the Jewish Federation Palm Beach
Sharon Offers New Role for Arabs
UJA Trainer
Continued from Page 3
President of the Jewish
Federation of Wilkes-barre,
Pennsylvania. He is a member
of the Board of Directors of
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions and sits on the Executive
Committee of the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Committee.
Mr. Schwartz has served as
Chairman of the North
American Jewish Students Ap-
peal and as Associate Chair-
man of the Young Leadership
Cabinet. He has participated
and led numerous missions to
For more information, con-
tact Debbie Hammer, Boynton
Beach Director, at the Boyn-
ton Beach branch office,
of the
Nov. 12. 10 a.m.
Morse Geriatric Center
Ariel Sharon, Israel's minister
of commerce and industry,
said that unless Israeli "Arabs
are willing to serve in the army
and pay their share of the
taxes, as do other Israelis,
they should not be permitted
to vote for the Knesset.
The Likud leader emphasiz-
ed that he was making this
proposal because Israeli
Arabs, who will number one
million by the year 2000, now
"are dictating what govern-
ment will be" in Israel since
they provide the deciding
margin between the almost
evenly split two major political
blocs, Labor and Likud.
Sharon made this argument
as he gave his vision of what
Israel should be by the end of
the century in a talk sponsored
by the Center for Strategic
and International Studies, a
Washington-based think tank.
He had been in Washington to
serve as co-host of a two-day
conference marking the Se-
cond anniversary fo the Tree
Trade Area agreement bet-
ween Israel and the United
The controversial former
defense minister took pains to
stress that he was not talking
about expelling Israel's Arabs
as has been proposed by Kach
leader Rabbi Meir Kahane. He
said that as a native-bom
Israeli "I have been living with
Arabs all my life" and expects
to continue doing so.
Sharon stressed that Israeli
Arabs should have equal
rights, but they must also
fulfill the duties arid obliga-
tions of other Israeli citizens.
He noted that there are 80,000
Jews who live in Israel, but
who are not citizens and thus
cannot vote for the Knesset.
Arabs who do not serve in the
army should also be in-
habitants with "everything
open" to them except the right
to vote for the Knesset.
He added that Israelis had
made the "mistake" of telling
Israeli Arabs that "we unders-
tand that you are part of the
Arab nation" and thus do not
want to serve in the army.
But, Sharon said he tells
Israeli Arabs that "you are
part of the State of Israel,
your president is Chaim Her-
zog, your leader is not
(Palestine Liberation
Organization chief Yasir)
Arafat, your leader is the
prime minister of Israel."
Sharon made his proposal,
though in the context of what
he sees as a solution of the
Palestinian problem in which
Israel would control all the ter-
ritory west of the Jordan River
and a Palestinian state would
l>e in what is now Jordan. He
noted that Palestinians now
make up most of the popula-
tion of Jordan, as well as a ma-
jority of its parliament and
many of its governmental
Israel v and Jordan would
negotiate the conditions of the
Arabs in Judaea, Samaria and
Gaza, Sharon said. But' he
stressed that Israel alone
would be responsible for the
internal and external security
of the West Bank and Gaza.
However, there should be as
little interference as possible
with the everyday life of the
residents of the territories,
Sharon said.
The only "practical" way to
achieve such a settlement, is
through the autonomy plan
outlined in the Camp David]
agreements, Sharon said.
That is tin.' only way that I
believe that you can move for-.
ward." he said.

Friday, November 6, 1987/The Jewiah Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
National JDL Leader Shifts
To Stance of Moderation
Is the national chairman of
the Jewish Defense League
getting mellow in his middle
Irv Rubin asserts that JDL,
now based in Los Angeles, will
cease disrupting speeches in
synagogues by leftists and
even outright Arab PLO
"We had no right to disrupt
these events, and we have
caused ourselves more grief as
an organization by doing that
than anything else," he said in
a recent interview.
"If rabbis want to invite
PLO speakers and New Jewish
Agenda speakers, that should
not be our business, even if
they won't let us speak," he
Rubin explained that he
doesn't want JDL dismissed as
a bunch of hooligans, even if
toughness is not necessarily
bad. "We have been called the
'Jewish Black Panthers,' he
noted. "Well, there's a basic
thing in the animal world
one panther will not mess with
another panther." Still, JDL
under his leadership is
undergoing some changes.
"I'm picking my issues more
carefully. I want to stay with
American issues, and get away
from the Middle East. We
want to be the Guardian
Angels of the Jewish people,"
he said. "Listen, I would be a
hypocrite telling Israel what to
do with its Arabs. Sure I ad-
vocate a certain policy, but it's
not worth a bucket of warm
perennial rage, and combined
with his size, there's
something intimidating about
But he's now four decades
old and there is a certain
mellowness to him that you
didn't see just a few years ago.
He does not deny that perhaps
some of his passion has ebbed.
And he has become more sen-
sitive to the fact that he still
doesn't get much respect from
the Jewish hierarchy.
None of this is meant to imp-
ly that he no longer cares
about the fate of Jews. For ex-
ample, by most accounts, the
recent news conference at
which Los Angeles Mayor Tom
Bradley came out strongly
against black Muslim leader
Louis Farrakhan can be ex-
of Farrakhan's mosque in Los
Angeles seeking signatures to
a petition to rescind Far-
rakhan's invitation to Los
Angeles. He only got one
signature, but he wanted to
make a point.
Rubin is still angered by
perceived slights to the JDL.
He almost plaintively wails
about not getting credit he
says is due. For instance, he
was the only Jew who organiz-
ed a protest when the
notorious Rumanian Nazi Ar-
chbishop Valerian Trifa show-
ed up.
He believes JDL is
misunderstood. "Listen," he
said, "the JDL was never
meant to be a permanent
organization. That's what's
wrong with Jewish organiza-
plained in part by Rubin, who tions. They never die. What is
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insisted on getting an answer
from the mayor about
Of course, he's not very
diplomatic. Estabishment
Jewish organizations might
think that most of what he
does is counterproductive at
best, but he has a following.
He insists that he does not
believe in breaking the law,
although he is willing to go to
jail for civil disobedience. It's
just that he says he is not a
proponent of violence, even if
there's always the suggestion
of it around him.
For example, last year the
FBI at first blamed Rubin and
the JDL in the bombing
murder of Arab-American and
Palestinian activist Alex Odeh
in Santa Ana, Calif. Rubin said
spit if I'm not in the State of to ^^^ ^ ^ the crime
or face a lawsuit. Although he
the American Jewish Commit-
tee, what is the American
Jewish Congress? Most people
have absolutely no concept
what these groups stand for.
Back in the '30s they helped
out Jews who were victims of
Jew-hatred. Most have a pro-
Israel policy, yet in the same
house they have a New-Jewish
Agenda, which has pro-
Palestinian aspirations. But
they won't let us in."
Much of Rubin's shtick has
the feeling of '60s street
theater for example bran-
dishing semi-automatic
weapons or knives in front of
news cameras. The City At-
torney tried to put Rubin in jail
for soliciting murder when
Rubin offered $500 to anyone
who killed or maimed a Nazi,
and $1,0000 if "he brings me
his ears." A jury decided that
is an admirer of right-wing
pundit William Buckley, ex-
cept presumably on Israel,
where Buckley, whose family
fortune comes from oil, is not
very sympathetic.
Rubin came to Los Angeles
from Montreal with his folks in
1960. He graduated high
school here, and went on to
Los Angeles City College in
1966 to study graphic arts.
During the years that many
Jewish youth were caught up
in protests against the war in
Vietnam, he joined the Air
Force and served in an in-
telligence unit.
While in the Air Force he
ran into some particularly
virulent anti-Semites, and
when he got out he received a
big jolt when in 1970 he saw
"this Nazi headquarters in El
Rubin may have mellowed,
but he still looks like a golem.
He's well over six feet tall,
with a rugged, strong face that
looks a bit like an unfinished
sculpture. Rubin gives the
sense of living on the edge of a
Rubin's remarks were con-
had made certain rather'ugry stitutionally protected political
and tasteless comments about hyperbole.
the murder, the FBI never ar-
rested him.
The City of Los Angeles
recently demanded the right
not to have to defend itself
from Rubin's suit against it on
the grounds of national securi-
ty. Cities, obviously, don't
usually invoke national securi-
ty in lawsuits. Rubin sued the
city because he said its police
On the other hand, Rubin
has been arrested more than
30 times, although he never
was convicted of a felony. In
New York, several JDL
members face prison terms for
setting off smoke bombs in a
theater and attempts at fire-
bombing and pipe-bombing
Rubin, however, says the of-
department sent an agent into fiefa] JDL has little presence in
Nicholas Simmonds has been
appointed to the position of
Southeast Regional Director
for Brandeis University.
Simmonds comes to Brandeis
with more than 13 years of
Jewish communal experience
on two continents. Most
recently he served as Direc-
tor of Communications with
the Greater Miami Jewish
Federation and prior to that
held positions with Jewish
organizations in Great Bri-
tain and Canada. Simmonds
was educated in England and
in Israel.
the JDL to encourage the
group to perform outrageous
acts of violence.
The city claimed it can't
open its files on JDL because it
would harm national security.
The American CivU Liberties
Union took on Rubin's case.
The city's position was
recently denied by a higher
court, and Rubin, who has not
always been a big fan of the
ACLU for its defense of the
free speech rights of the Klan,
neo-Nazis and other anti-
Semitic groups, admits that he
now sees the need for the
Rubin's wife Shelley says
she's always amazed at her
husband's drive. She knows he
gets discouraged and
frustrated, but unlike so many
political activists he is still go-
ing strong. "When it comes to
the dirty work, people are
always willing to call on Irv
Rubin and the JDL," she said.
"He has real guts."
The other day he and a cou-
ple of members stood in front
New York, so split is it into
various factions, some of
whom make no bones about
their desire for violence.
Police estimates suggest
there are abut 30 hardcore
JDL members in Los Angeles
and more than 1,000 who write
checks when needed. Rubin
refuses to discuss this.
He learned about being
Jewish in his hometown of
Montreal, where, he said, the
anti-Semitism was so strong
he had no choice but to defend
His philosophy also came
from the trauma both of learn-
ing about the Holocaust his
parents lost much of their
family but also of understan-
ding the kind of vicious anti-
Semitism that he says can lead
to other holocausts.
His ideology, as did that of
his original mentor, Rabbi
Meir Kahane, came from Zeev
Jabotinsky, the Zionist who
spawned both the Stem Gang
and later Prime Minister
Menachem Begin. Rubin also
Monte." Only a few months
earlier he had joined JDL after
hearing Rabbi Meir Kahane
Today Rubin is less
enamored of Kahane, even
though when Kahane bowed
out as chief of the JDL, which
he created, he turned over his
chairmanship to Rubin.
Rubin has maintained that it
is important to show that
"Jewish people are capable of
standing up for themselves. I
want to stop perpetrating the
nebish thing. I don't like the
Woody Allen approach."
He said that he wants "a
tough Jewish image, so that
when an anti-Semite walks up
to a Jew and calls a person
a kike or dirty Jew, the
response will not be a weak
Lionel Rolfe is editor of the
B'nai B'rith Messenger, Los
Angeles, and author of three
books, most recently the novel
"Last Train North."
JFCS Initiates Medical
Equipment Loan Program
Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County has initiated a
medical equipment loan pro-
gram for elderly persons.
Equipment such as
wheelchairs, walkers, canes,
bedside commodes, and special
bedding materials are
available. The equipment will
be provided to older persons
needing the items temporarily
while they convalesce, or for
other short-term purposes.
The programs have been
established because in most
cases Medicare does not cover
the cost of purchasing or leas-
ing such equipment when it is
only needed for a short time.
Many persons are unable or
unwilling to pay for such
equipment, when they are only
going to use it for a brief
All of the equipment
available for loan has been
donated by individuals. Addi-
tional donations are always
welcome. Wheelchairs and
bath chairs are especially
Anyone needing to borrow
the equipment, or wishing to
donate items should call Ron
Siegel, Jewish Family and
Childlren's Service, at
Hall Of Famers
Michigan Jewish Sports Hall
of Fame has inducted Myron
"Susie" Schechter, a City Col-
lege of Detroit basketball star
in the 1920s and '30's and ear-
ly proponent of the one-handed
shot; Daniel Dworsky, a foot-
ball player and wrestler at the
University of Michigan in the
1940s; and the late Hermann
Fishman, a baseball and
basketball player at the
University of Michigan more
than 50 years ago.
We're breaking ground!

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 6, 1987
Federation/UJA Campaign
Yiddish Program Kicks-Off Century Village Campaign
More that 1,000 residents of Century
Village attended the 1988 Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign kick off hosted by the
Yiddish Culture Club of Century Village
recently at the CV auditorium.
Speaking on behalf of the Federation-UJA
Campaign were (left to right) Hank
Grossman, Sam Wadler, and Nat Cohen,
Co-Chairmen of the Century Village fund
raising drive; and Douglas Kleiner, Federa-
tion Campaign Director.
Thoughts Of A United
Jewish Appeal Solicitor
By NAT COHEN. Chairman,
Century Village
Federation-UJA Campaign
at Century Village Campaign
kick off)
I wish I knew how to interest this
donor.. .
I wish I am able to tell them where the
money goes .
I wish I could tell them that 60 percent
of the dollar goes to Israel. .
I wish I could tell them that about 20
cents goes for elderly services like hot
meals, meals on wheels, senior transpor-
tation, the Morse Geriatric Home and
the like .
I wish I could tell them that some of
the money goes worldwide to save the
lives of refugees .
I wish I could tell them that in spite of
successful Operation Moses that saved
almost 10,000 Ethiopian Jews,
thousands were lost because of inade-
quate supplies or rescuers or both .. .
How I wish we could tell them that a
gift of $5 is 10 cents a week or 1.5 cents
a day, or that a gift of $10 is 20 cents a
week or less than 3 cents a day ..
How Many Lives Can We Save?
I wish I could tell them that only Jews
can save Jews-. ..
Jews can donate to the entire "World
Causes," to hospitals, to colleges, etc.,
BUT 99 percent of the World will not
embrace "Jewish Causes" .
In 1654, when the first 23 Jews arriv-
ed in our beloved United States, after a
nine month sea voyage in a small boat,
they were refused admittance to what is
now Manhattan. It was only after the
European Dutch Jews guaranteed to
care for their own, were they allowed to
Max Lubert, Program Director and Vice President of the Cen-
tury Village Yiddish Culture Club, introduced the program
featuring Yiddish nostalgia. A film, "Then as Now-Now as
Then," with Eddie Cantor, Anges Moorehead, George Jessel,
Joseph Cotten and other old time stars highlighted their
reasons ior supporting United Jewish Appeal.
Cantor Norman Brody of Temple Beth El performed in a con-
cert of Yiddish, Hebrew, and English melodies.
In preparation for the Century Village Federation-UJA Cam-
paign kickoff, volunteer workers met at Congregation Aitz
Chaim to plan for the event and for the face-to-face solicita-
tion which will be conducted in Century Village during the
coming months. Giving the workers an update on the situa-
tion in Israel is Zvi Raviv (standing), a motivating force in
Keren Hayesod. Seated (left to right) are the Co-Chairmen of
the Century Village-UJA fund raising drive, Sam Wadler,
Hank Grossman, and Nat Cohen.
Residents of Century Village learn about the needs of the
Jewish community, both locally and worldwide, and why
their involvement and commitment is so vital to the success of
the Campaign.

Friday, November 6, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
A Window to Another World:
'Our Sharansky' Damns Glasnost
Jewish. Floridian Staff Writer
Natan Sharansky posed
gamely for photographers at
the Monday, Oct. 26 press con-
ference which took place at 7
p.m. at Temple Adath
Yeshurun in North Miami
Beach, despite the fact that he
had just gotten off an airplane
and was still on Israeli time,
roughly 2 a.m.
Smiling and lifting up
various proclamations and
resolutions, Sharansky, who
had spent nine years of his life
prior to February, 1986 in
Soviet prison camps, often in
solitary confinement, seemed
unfazed by the constant flash
of lightbulbs and the
whispered gasps of
Sharansky was present at
the press conference, and at
the public rally which followed,
to publicize the continuing
plight of Soviet Jewry.
"Despite glasnost, there is
no evidence that the condition
of Soviet Jewry has changed,"
said Sharansky in a statement
made at the beginning of the
press conference.
Noting that there is "some
kind of disappointment of Mr.
Gorbachev" Sharansky stated
that the same people who are
now evincing disappointment
"were the same people who
were criticizing me and others
they saw as opponents of
Sharansky asserted that he
"was never really opposed to
Gorbachev but opposed to
naivete" on the part of the
American public, which
perceives the charismatic
Soviet leader incorrectly, ac-
cording to Sharansky.
"He is not a human rights
champion. He is not concerned
with the situation of Soviet
Jewry," he contended.
"He is concerned abut the
situation of Soviet economy.
Gorbachev is a new kind of
Soviet leader a realist. He
was the only thing
making us Jews."
understands he must open the
gates to the West. He
understands the importance of
human rights issues" to the
West, said Sharansky.
"If he would be able to save
the economy without making
concessions to human rights,"
Gorbachev would not concern
himself with human rights
issues at all, Sharansky
asserted, adding that the
Soviet leader would try to get
by on "limited concessions" to
the West in respect to Soviet
"He has succeeded in replac-
ing the struggle to release our
people with the struggle to
release a few important names
for the majority of the
American Jewish people. His
successful public relations
campaign has given the im-
pression that our struggle is
coming to a happy end,' said
Sharansky, himself one of the
"important names" whose
release garnered world-wide
attention for the Soviet's self
proclaimed policy of glasnost
or openness.
"Just now is the moment
when we have an historic op-
portunity to get serious results
yet we demonstrate com-
placency. It's clear what we
must do in the coming days
and weeks, to make sure that
human rights and Soviet
Jewry issues will be part of
"That's why I'm here," said
Sharansky bluntly, looking
about the small room at the
assembled print, radio and
television reporters, "and not
at home where I would like to
be. We must send a clear
message to Gorbachev, that
we are not pacified."
Asked by a reporter what
the Soviet Union had to lose by
releasing Soviet Jews, Sharan-
sky replied that it was not an
issue of "brain drain," mean-
ing a fear of losing the coun-
try's intelligentzia through
Rather, it was the Soviet
philosophy of collective good
superceding individual desire
which resulted in the strict
Soviet policy toward Jewish
Natan Sharansky
emigration, according to
"An individual is not suppos-
ed to decide for himself what
to read or say, sometimes even
what to think. An individual is
certainly not supposed to
decide in what country to
live," he explained of the
Soviet way of thinking.
In response to another ques-
tion, Sharansky stated that he
had never agreed with the opi-
nion that the decision on the
part of some Soviet Jews
granted exit visas to move to
the United States instead of
Israel discouraged the Soviets
from opening their doors still
wider to Soviet Jewish
"Shamir, Peres, almost all
held that view, but I never
agreed," said Sharansky.
"Now, no one holds with that
view because the Soviets
themselves have said, 'go
ahead, it's not an issue.' "
Immediately following the
press conference, Sharansky
was ushered into a large
auditorium in the temple,
where he was greeted with
thunderous applause from the
assembled crowd, numbered
by Adath Yeshurun at 1,800.
Exuberant shouts of support
came from members of a
Zionist youth group, who rais-
ed a banner bearing: the colors
of Israel's flag, blue and white.
Nan Rich, chairman of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Miami's Community Relations
Committee, Hinda Cantor and
Continued on Page 18
Gift Books For Jewish Book Month
Jewish Book Month is an annual
a irhration of Jewish Books and
their importance in Jewish life.
Thin year, the observance runs
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the occasion, the JWB Jewish Book
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list of books for gift giving. Infor-
mation about Jewish Book Month
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Bcn-Gurion: The Burning
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The Family Maehber. Der
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The Holy Land from the Air.
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Paper Roses: Selected Poem*
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The Children's Jewish Holi-
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Jewish Stories One Generation
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Joseph Who Loved the Sab-
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Joffe Begins Work As JTA Editor
YORK (JTA) Mark Jonathan Joffe has assumed
responsibility as editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
William Frost, president of the International Jewish News
service, announced this week.
Joffe, 27, directs the agency's daily and weekly reportage
of news affecting Jews around the world. He previously
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Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky smiles while
enjoying a cigarette in London following the
announcement of his Nobel literature prize
win. Brodsky, a former inmate of a Soviet
labor camp, lives in exile in the United States.
\PAVide World Photo
To Two With Jewish Roots
This year's Nobel Prizes have
so far been awarded to two
men with Jewish roots: U.S.
economist Robert Solow and
Soviet-born American poet
Joseph Brodsky.
Solow, a 63-year-old pro-
fessor of economics at the
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Boston, won the
Nobel Prize in Economics for
what the five-member selec-
tion committee described as a
development of a
mathematical model that long-
term growth depends on
technological progress, not on-
ly on capital and labor.
According to Prof. Assar
Lindbeck of the University of
Stockholm, a member of the
selection committee, Solow's
studies, dating back to 1956
and 1957, pioneered the theory
that "technology meant much
more for the growth rate than
increases in labor and capital."
These results induced govern-
ments to "push higher educa-
tion and technological
His emphasis remains on the
increase of knowledge in im-
proved technology and human
Solow is the 16th American
to win or share the economics
prize, which this year totals
$330,000 since it was first
given 18 years ago.
Born in New York In 1924,
Solow refers to himself as an
"old-fashioned Jewish boy
from Brooklyn." Although his
Jewish past consists of more
cultural ties than religious, ac-
cording to his wife, Barbara,
she said "his Jewish
background has given him
values and standards that he
adheres to." Solow is also a
financial supporter of the
Peace Now movement in
Brodsky, 47, said he hoped
the Nobel Literature Prize
would expand knowledge and
exposure to Russian poetry
and help the liberation process
in the Soviet Union.
Brodsky was born in Len-
ingrad to a Jewish family, but
there is no indication that he
now lives Jewishly. He drop-
ped out of school at age 15 and
became a manual laborer,
writing poetry in his spare
time. But his poems upset the
authorities and in 1964 he was
convicted of ''social
parasitism" and sentenced to
five years' hard labor in an
Arctic labor camp.
His strife in the labor camp
sparked international interest
in his poems and an interna-
tional protest that led to his
early release after serving 18
months. In 1972, he was
deported from the Soviet
Literary connoisseurs said
he was latest in a line of great
Russian independent-thinking,
modernist poets. Brodsky is
the first Russian-language
writer to win the prize since
Alexander Solzhenitsyn in
1970. The Academy said that
"for Brodsky, poetry is a
divine gift."
His first volume of poetry in
English translation was
published in 1973 and the se-
cond, "A Part of Speech," ap-
peared in 1980. Brodsky's
volume of essays, "Less Than
One," won the U.S. National
Book Critics Award for
criticism last year.
Israel-China Relations:
Proceeding With
Caution, The Two
Sides Move Closer
A strange and largely illicit
romance has been taking place
between Israel and the Peo-
ple's Republic of China: while
China may want her Great
Wall breached, she doesn't
want anyone to know about it.
In the past year, informal
contacts have taken place bet-
ween officials of both countries
regarding the opening of
diplomatic relations. This in-
cludes a two-hour meeting in
early 1987 at the United Na-
tions between Avraham
Tamir, director-general of
Israel's Foreign Ministry, and
the Chinese ambassador to the
UN. The Chinese diplomat
repeated his country's well-
known policy that China would
not recognize Israel as long as
Israel did not accept the PLO
and a Palestinian state. The
main difference, however, lay
in the fact that the Chinese ad-
mitted officially that the
meeting had taken place.
China also announced that, as
a permanent member of the
UN Security Council, it would
gladly participate in an inter-
national peace conference.
In the meantime, contacts
between the two countries con-
tinue at a very practical level.
Specifically, China is in-
terested in obtaining
agricultural know-how and
high technology from Israel.
Serious negotiations have been
taking place between Chinese
authorities and Israeli
agricultural officials for over
two years. But China insists
that the meetings be kept
secret lest their African and
Third World allies be offended;'
periodic press reports of
cooperation with Israel are in-
variably denied by China.
Earlier this year, however, a
high Chinese official approach-
ed the Israeli government in
connection with obtaining ex-
pertise on a regular basis. The
Chinese Deputy Minister of
New Poll
Agriculture suggested to
Avraham Katz-Oz, his Israeli
counterpart, that China send a
delegation to Israel in order to
study its agricultural techni-
ques. The Chinese stressed
that they would like the invita-
tion to come from a private
group and not from any official
body connected with the
government. Katz-Oz replied
that while the invitation could
be extended from a private
body, such as the Israel Cotton
Council, the visit would have
to be an open one without any
subterfuge or third party in-
tercession. This written ex-
change was subsequently
publicized in the Israeli press
and since then an official
silence has fallen regarding
further contacts with China.
Nevertheless, an official
Israeli economic delegation
has visited China and in-
dividual Israeli experts
mostly in agriculture have
worked in China. In addition, a
large number of Israelis in
various fields have visited
there in the past two years,
both individually and as part of
scientific delegations atten-
ding international congresses.
This is about the only way that
communist China allows
Israelis to enter on their own
passports. Even then, the visa
is stamped on a separate piece
of paper which is later
The export of Israeli arms
shipments and military ex-
perts, periodically reported in
the foreign media, has been
repeatedly denied by both
sides. The possibility should
not be discounted, however,
considering that Israeli arms
particularly Soviet equip-
ment captured in wartime
have reached such countries as
Rumania and Morocco. In-
deed, earlier this year, the
London Times reported that
Israeli experts were working
in China refurbishing and
Continued on Page 13
Israeli Youths Still Harbor
Anti-Democratic Views
Israeli youths increasingly in-
ternalize the concept of
democracy as a general human
value, but when asked specific
questions, most of them con-
tinue to exhibit anti-
democratic views, according to
Dr. Nina Zemach of the Dahaf
Institute and Alouph Hareven
of the Van Leer Institute in
They were referring to the
results of a public opinion poll
Zemach conducted for the Van
Lee Institute last May among
612 Jewish high school
students, aged 15-18. The
results were published in full
in Haaretz.
While only 6 percent of the
respondents said they would
vote for Rabbi Meir Kahane's
extremist Kach Party.down
from 11 percent in a 1984
survey by Zemach, a third of
more agreed "with the ideas
that Rabbi Kahane and the
Kach movement stand for." A
similar number would support
a private organization
dedicated to avenging Arab at-
tacks on Jews, the poll found.
According to the findings, 31
percent of those questioned
believe an Arab found guilty of
nationalistically motivated
murder should receive "more
severe punishment" than a
Jew found guilty in the same
Continued on Page 17

- _.,%_ i -* ,
Friday, November 6, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 18
Jewish Agency Board of Governors
May Elect South African
Robert Dockswell is congratulated by Shoshana Sharf as Bar-
bara Steinberg, Fanny Yacher and Rachel Stein look on.
The second grade makes their presentation.
JCDS Honors
Second Graders
The second grade students
I of the Jewish Community Day
School recently celebrated a
major achievement in their
study of the Hebrew language.
They received their first Torah
Study Books during a Hagigat
HaSefer celebration before
parents, teachers, friends and
I fellow Day School students.
Coinciding with the festival
lof Simchat Torah, the 23
Ichildren, under the direction of
their Jewish studies teachers,
Shoshana Sharf and Fanny
Yacher, gave a presentation in
Hebrew about how the Jewish
people came to accept the
Torah. The festivities also in-
cluded singing and dancing
and words of congratulations
trom Barbara Steinberg, Ex-
ecutive Director, and Adain
Krischer, 8th grade student
and president of the Knesset.
New York Jewish Week
wealthy South African Jewish
businessman was chosen for
the, highest position in interna-
tional Jewish philanthropy
the chairmanship of the board
of governors of the Jewish
The controversial selection
was decided by an eight-
member nominating commit-
tee in a closed meeting here on
the eve of Sukkot, and was
confirmed by the full board
meeting now in Jerusalem.
The move came after a
months-long tug-of-war bet-
ween Israel's political
establishment and the leader-
ship of Jewish philanthropies
worldwide over the choice of
new leaders for the Jewish
The candidacy of the South
African, Mendel Kaplan of
Johannesburg, had been
greeted with discomfort by
both Israelis and Americans in
the Jewish Agency's
leadership. .
"It just wouldn't look very
good these days to have the
Jewish Agency run out of
Johannesburg,' said one high-
ranking leader in the U.S.
Jewish federation community,
who asked not to be identified.
The Israelis, however, were
reluctant to exercise their
right of veto, fearing a
diaspora backlash against the
unpopular Israeli candidate for
a parallel post chairmanship
of the Jewish Agency
According to Jewish Agency
power-sharing rules, the chair-
man of the executive is filled
by the World Zionist Organiza-
tion, and the chairman of the
board of governors is filled by
the philanthropies with the
"advice and consent" of the
Both incumbents, executive
committee chairman Leon
(Arye) Dulzin of Jerusalem and
foverning board chairman
erold Hoffberger of.
Baltimore, are about to step
Kaplan has been promoting
himself as Hoffberger's suc-
cessor since last winter. His
candidacy, which was not
taken seriously by federation
leaders in this country until
weeks ago, had the solid back-
ing of philanthropists outside
the United States who
demanded a turn at chairing
the board.
The board chairmanship had
been in U.S. hands since the
board's founding in the 1971
Jewish Agency reconstitution.
According to informed
sources, Kaplan claimed he
had the backing of Israeli
Premier Yitzhak Shamir and
- Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres. Aides to Peres,
however, said he was concern-
ed at the diplomatic implica-
tions for Israel of having a
South African in the highly
visible post. An energetic,
globe-trotting fund raiser who
has served as chairman of the
worldwide Keren Hayesod and
treasurer of the World Jewish
Congress, Kaplan's own
political views were not at
issue although some liberal
South African Jews claimed he
"travels with the kind of peo-
ple" identified with the ruling
National Party, which in-
stituted the apartheid system
Israel-China Relations Proceed With Caution
Continued Croat Page 12
opgrading Soviet T-54 and
""-55 tanks.
The most visible interchange
has been in the field of
agriculture, which is not sur-
prising considering the fact
that three-fourths of China's
abor force works in
agriculture and produces half
pf the national income. The
first major break came in May,
1965 when a nine-man delega-
tion of Israeli experts headed
py Prof. Shmuel Pohoriles, s
director of the Planning and
)evelopment Authority in the
Ministry of Agriculture,
fisited China officially.
Fisher Meeting
[2th annual "Fisher Meeting,"
Convened by Jewish philan-
thropist Max Fisher to secure
pledges for the annual Allied
Jewish Campaign, has raised a
lecord $10.26 million dollars
|or the 1988 drive.
He and his wife, Marjorie,
[osted the event for 60 friends
fho give at least $100,000 to
Ine campaign, the Jewish
Kews reports. Last year, their
t'fts amounted to 40 percent
l[ the $24.3 million raised in
rie campaign.
Pohoriles' delegation
presented working papers to
their Chinese hosts with sug-
gestions for the transmission
of Israeli technology in such
fields as irrigation, energy,
medical technology, livestock,'
artificial fish ponds, animal
feeds, industrial processing of
agricultural products and
regional planning projects.
The Chinese surprised their
Israeli guests with the extent
of their knowledge about
Israeli achievements in
agriculture and high
technology. They had ap-
parently heard about them
from their African friends who
have benefitted appreciably
from Israeli know-now. The
total investment in the various
jdint projects discussed
reportedly reached one billion
All visiting Israelis both
scientists and businessmen -
report a most cordial recep-
tion, great curiosity about
Israel, a surprising knowledge
of Israeli accomplishments in
the scientific and military
fields (including intelligence),
and invitations for future
cooperation and reciprocal
visits. The hosts admit,
however, that their expres-
sions are personal and that of-
ficial ties must await political
decisions at the government
Nevertheless, the liberaliza-
tion of communist China in re-
cent years, its opening to the
West and the decentralization
-of much of its economy, has
opened numerous possibilities
for Israeli entrepreneurs to
enter China through the back
door. In fact, for the purpose
of foreign investments and the
hiring of foreign experts,
much independent authority
has been granted to district
and municipal officials who
have made direct deals with
foreign investors., Accordinf
to Xinhua, the official Chinese
news agency, over 120 foreign
companies are now operating
in China as compared with
none in 1979. Their in-
vestments exceed $500 million
with half of the enterprises be-
ing "production-oriented.
"During 1985 the number of
partly owned foreign ventures
reportedly jumped by 130 per-
cent, from 1,000 to 2,300.
Foreign investors, however,
are not without discontent:
complaints of bureaucracy,
long delays, uncertain and
changing regulations and high
overheads, have become more
frequent of late. One Canadian
Jewish businessman, who
maintaim^ sales offices in
Peking now Beijing and
Hong Kong, recently closed
down his operations and settl-
ed in Israel. While he has voic-
ed his disillusionment to
friends, he remains careful to
avoid any publicity on the
Nevertheless, Israelis at
both the official and private
levels continue their attempts
' to breach the Great Wall. One
of the more visible signs of this
effort has been the recent
upgrading of the Israel con-
sulate in Hong Kong and the
addition of a commercial at-
tache. Hong Kong is con-
sidered to be the best window
to China. Its importance will
grow as the date of 1997 looms
for its takeover by the com-
munist Chinese, after 99 years
as a British crown colony. Ope
Israeli advertising firm has
even put out a Chinese
language brochure on Israeli
economic enterprises to be
distributed on the mainland
with the help of the Israel-Asia
Chamber of Commerce.
Perhaps as a portent of
things to come, it is reported
that Israel has recently begun
exporting semen from its prize
bulls for insemination in
Chinese cows. In Israel it is
hoped that this will lead to the
birth of more than just calves.
in 1949.
Most American philan-
thropic leaders interviewed
echoed the view of nominating
committee member Henry
Taub of New Jersey, chairman
of the United Israel Appeal,
who called Kaplan "a liberal in
the Jewish tradition" who has
"at great risk expressed his
well-documented opposition to
Kaplan's primary opponent
was Chicago businessman Ray-
mond Epstein, chairman of the
Jewish Agency's budget and
finance committed and a
former chairman of the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations in
North America.
It appeared, however, that
the five Americans on the
nominating committee in-
cluding the top lay leaders of
the national United Jewish Ap-
peal, the United Israel Appeal
and the Council of Jewish
Federations deferred to the
strong feelings of delegates
from Australia, Canada and
The 74-member board of
governors is evenly divided
between representatives of
Zionist and philanthropic con-
cerns 22 of whom are
Americans named by Jewish
Meanwhile, the WZO leaders
in the Jewish Agency were
speaking out firmly against
Kaplan's candidacy in the days
preceding the board meeting.
"American Jewry is the
largest community in the
diaspora, and it's important
that the chairman's job go to
an American," said Dulzin in a
recent interview.
That view was echoed by the
agency's number-two Israeli,
treasurer Akiva Lewinsky,
who added that the agency
would be in a delicate position
if Israeli-South African rela-
tions deteriorated.
Lewinsky conceded in an in-
terview that he would not
recommend the Israelis exer-
cise a veto against Kaplan,
largely because it might
backfire against Lewinsky
A kibbutz member and
former managing director of
Bank Hapoalim, Lewinsky is
the leading candidate to suc-
ceed Dulzin as chairman of the
executive. He was nominated
last spring by the Israel Labor
His nomination has touched
off protests from a number of
U.S. philanthropists who fear
he is too much a part of the
system they are seeking to
Likud, however, has been
unable to provide an opponent.
Thus, it is possible that
Lewinsky could be elected at
the Jewish Agency congress
by acclaim only to face a
possible veto from diaspora
The choice of Kaplan as
board chairman appeared in-
tended to forestall that even-
tuality, in part because he
spends half of each year in
Jerusalem and could serve as
the philanthropists' "eyes and
ears in agency management,
U.S. philanthropic sources


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As has been the tradition each year for the
past three years, the third grade of the
.- i Jewish Community Day School once again
welcomed the Ushpizzin, or Biblical
guests, to the Sukkah in a presentation of
song and dance. Under the direction of
their Jewish studies teacher, liana
Burgess, the children wore the costumes of
various Biblical characters and portrayed
these characters before an audience of
fellow students, parents and friends.
For Terrorist* Bombings
Former JDL Chairman
Sentenced to 10 Years
Rabbis Demand Animal Rights
NEW YORK Victor Van-
cier, 30, former national chair-
man of the Jewish Defense
League this week was sentenc-
ed to 10 years in Federal
prison for his part in "ter-
rorist" bombings staged to
protest Soviet mistreatment of
Judge I. Leo Gosser of
Federal District Court in
Brooklyn revoked Vancier's $1
million bail as he imposed the
stern sentence on the man who
served as JDL chairman from
April 1985 until November
Vancier was convicted of
participatig in a series of bom-
bings, including the Oct. 20,
1986 firebombing of Avery
Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
in Manhattan. The Moscow
State Symphony was schedul-
ed to appear that day, and the
stage door entrance was
damaged. There were no
Federal prosecutor Charles
E. Rose demanded Vancier's
bail be revoked, Judge Glasser
told the defendant, "You don't
go bombing innocent people to
make a point."
Earlier the jurist sentenced
Murray Young, 60, of East
Meadow, Long Island, to five
years in prison. Vancier and
Young each had pleaded guilty
to racketeering charges in-
cluding acts of bombing, extor-
tion, Fraud and arson. Each
faced 20 years' imprisonment,
Young also was a militant
member of the JDL.
A third defendant, Sharon
Katz, 44, of Manhattan, was
given five years' probation, in-
cluding a suspended five-year
sentence and six months of
house arrest.
(JTAS) The Northern
California Board of Rabbis has
demanded humane treatment
of animals in biochemical
Continued from Page 1
dependent Arab party with an
affinity to the PLO or to bodies
working for the realization of
autonomy for the Arabs of
Israel be prevented."
It refers specifically to such
bodies as the National Com-
mittee of Arab Local Councils,
the Student Committees, High
School Student Committees
and the Committee for
Safeguarding Arab Lands,
among others.
"The existing national Arab
bodies (should) be integrated
into the framework of existing
state and public institutions
and, should this prove impossi-
ble, they should not be granted
official recognition," Haaretz
quoted the report as stating.
"Illegal subversive activity,
and activities whose goal is to
realize aspirations of splitting
off from the State of Israel,
(must) be prevented and
thwarted," the report says.
It recommends "working
toward creating a state of
equality and integration bet-
ween the minorities population
and the majority Jewish
population, through the alloca-
tion of the required resources
and the creation of an at-
mosphere that accords the
minority population a feeling
of belonging to the state, and
of their being an inseparable
part of it."
According to demographic
forecasts, minorities in Israel,
chiefly Arabs, will total
1,183,000 by the year 2000, or
29 percent of the population,
compared with 17 percent to-
day. The Jewish population is
projected at 4,126,000 by
The percentage of Druze and
Christians is expected to drop
while the percentage of
Moslems rises, especially the
Bedouins, whose annual
natural rate of increase is bet-
ween 4.5 and 5 percent.
research and has condemned
the use of violence by animal
rights groups, the Northern
California Jewish Bulletin
In what may be an un-
precedented move in the
United States, the rabbis
voted 15-1 with one abstention
last month to approve a six-
point resolution that:
Calls on federal regulatory
agencies to enforce existing
standards for humane treat-
ment of laboratory animals.
Urges research institu-
tions to comply with establish-
ed professional guidelines.
Calls on colleges and
universities to minimize the
use of animals in teaching and
to ensure students are in-
structed in ethical treatment
of animals.
Encourage scientists to
use non-animals models for ex-
perimentation and to seek
funds to develop the concept.
Urges rabbis to teach rab-
binic injunctions against caus-
ing unnecessary pain and suf-
fering to animals.
The resolution also
"condemns as contrary to
Jewish tradition, democracy
and interests of public health
the use of violence, vandalism
and destruction as methods of
observation or protest."
Animal rights groups have
bombed laboratories and
research clinics here.
Rabbi Burt Jacobson of
Berkeley originally supported
the resolution, but changed his
mind because he said he feared
it wasn't broad enough and
would be used to maintain the
status quo.
But Rabbi Avi Levine of
Berkely said "the task force
decided not to address every
possible use of animals for ex-
perimentation because in each
case the ethical justifications
or lack of them are varied
and must be dealt with
Ethiopian Denies
Jewish Emigration
Ethiopia has reacted negative-
ly to a request by Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres to
allow the emigration of 15,000
Jews still living there.
Peres told the Conference on
the Demography of the Jewish
People here that he made the
request in a meeting in
September in New York with
his Ethiopian counterpart,
Berhanu Bayih. "But the
minister reacted negatively,"
said Peres. "He argued that if
the Jews were permitted to
leave, the Moslems and the
Christians would ask to do so."
But Peres added that the
minister conceded that Chris-
tians and Moslems had not ask-
ed to leave the country.
Cohen Center To Run Rockowers
- The Cohen Center for
Modern Jewish Studies at
Brandeis University will join
the American Jewish Pess
Association in sponsorship of a
major award program for the
Jewish press.
The Brandeis center will ad-
minister the Simon Rockower
Memorial Awards for Ex-
cellence in North American
Jewish Journalism beginning
this fall. Brandeis public rela-
tions officer Steven Cohen will
continue to administer the
Rules and entry forms are
scheduled to be mailed to all
AJPA members this month.
The entry deadline is Dec. 15.
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Jewish Rest Homes Convince HUD
To Rescind Non-Kosher Demand
preater Phoenix Jewish New
J.S. Department of Housing
Ind Urban Development
HUD) has rescinded a
nemorandum which would
jave demanded that federally
lubsidized Jewish apartment
lomplexes offer non-kosher
food in addition to their man-
datory meal programs.
The rule, announced in
August, would have affected
more than a dozen HUD-
bubsidized Jewish apartment
projects through the nation.
These centers provide the
Jmandatory meals to ensure
Ithat residents have nutri-
tionally balanced meals and op-
[portunity to socialize and be
I seen by staff, according to
I Meyer Cohen, executive direc-
Itor of the Kivel Geriatric
[Center here.
He added that the cost of the
kosher program required par-
ticipation of all the residents.
The rescinding of the memo
was the result of a meeting in
September between Thomas
Demery, assistant secretary of
HUD, and representatives of
Kivel, the North American
Association of Jewish Homes
and Housing for the Aged,
Agudath Israel of America,
the Wad Hakashrut of
Phoenix and United Communi-
ty Inc. of Los Angeles.
At the meeting, Demery
agreed to issue a memo
describing the August order,
released by a lower level HUD
staffer, as a "miscommun-
The issue arose last April
when a resident in the Chai
House Jewish apartment pro-
ject in San Jose, Calif., was
told she couldn't sprinkle
Earmesan cheese on her
osher meat, according to
Ellen Feingold of Boston,
chairman of the association's
Public Policy Committee.
The resident complained to
her representative in Con-
gress. Rep. Henry Gonzalez
(D., Texas), chairman of the
House Subcommittee on Hous-
ing and Community Develop-
ment, heard of the case and
wrote to HUD Secretary
Samuel Pierce Jr.
The letter contended that to
impose kashrut in a federally
funded project was "an un-
constitutional violation of the
principle of separation of
church and state," HUD'S
August memo followed.
Kivel executive director
Meyer Cohen got early word of
the memo and began his cam-
paign to have it rescinded.
Shulmans Make Major Gift
Continued from Page 1
Ibuilt on the JCCampus. The Federation
building, along with the Jewish Community
Center and the Jewish Family and Children's
Service, will be located on Military Trail and
112th Street.
A former President and General Campaign
Chairman of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, Mr. Shulman said, "Elizabeth
and I are most pleased to play a role in this very
important endeavor. As our Jewish community
grows and matures, we must provide the institu-
tions and communal services that meet the
needs of our growing, exciting and impor-
tant'Jewish community. We are particularly
happy that so many young families in our com-
munity have demonstrated their interest, their
concern, and their commitment to the Jewish
Community Campus. Their participation and in-
volvement assures us of having responsible
leadership for many years to come to guarantee
the success of this community undertaking."
Alan Shulman is a member of the Board of
Directors of United Israel Appeal and a former
National Vice Chairman of United Jewish Ap-
peal. He sits on the Board of Directors of the
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
and is a former member of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Council of Jewish Federations. Local-
ly, Mr. Shulman is a member of the Board of
Directors of Federation and of the Board of
Trustees of the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Dr. Elizabeth S. Shulman is a member of
UJA's National Business and Professional
Women's Council. She has been a member of the
Executive Committee of Federation for four
years and has sat on the Board since 1979. A
member of Federation's Campaign Cabinet, she
is chairing the newly formed Campaign Workers
Training and Incentives Program. Dr. Shulman
is a member of the Women's Division Board of
Directors and Campaign Cabinet and is serving
as Chairperson of the Business and Professional
Women's Group Golda Meir Task Force. She is
a past member of the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Family and Children's Service.
For more information, contact Marjorie Scott,
JCCampus Capital Campaign Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Israeli Army Rejects Students' Appeal
Not To Serve In The Territories
Defense Ministry indicated
Monday that young Israelis
entering the Israel Defense
Force will have to serve
wherever they are assigned
regardless of their personal
The ministry was respon-
ding to a letter from 34 high
school seniors, all at the top of
their class, who said they do
not want to serve in the ad-
ministered territories for
reasons of conscience. The let-
ter was identical to one sent
the defense minister by 16
other high school seniors on
Sept. 28.
The issue has polarized the
student population, as well as
Israeli society at large. The
earlier letter drew sharp
responses from young right-
wing nationalists who declared
it was an honor to serve in
*rfas "liberated" from Arab
rule that were part of the
'ewish national heritage. The
tudents' letter, sent Sunday,
Rated: "We Israeli young peo-
ple before induction into the
IDF see Israel's rule in the oc-
cupied territories as a real
danger to the future of Israeli
democracy and society and a
barrier to peace. The students
noted they were born after the
1967 Six-Day War "which has
turned the IDF from a defense
army into an occupying
repressive army." They stress-
ed that "service in the IDF is
very important to us. We
therefore ask you, Mr. Defense
Minister, to allow us to serve
within the Green Line
(pre-1967 border) and not to
compel us to participate in acts
of oppression and occupation
in the territories, because it is
against the dictates of our con-
science. If we are ordered to
take part in acts of oppression,
we will be forced to refuse."
Defense ministry spokesman
Eitan Haber said that he has
not yet seen Sunday's letter
and could not respond directly.
But, he stressed, the law re-
quiring compulsory military
service applies to all equally,
and all soldiers must serve
wherever the army needs
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Holocaust Remembrance Award
Ed Lefkowitz, President of the Holocaust Survivors of the
Palm Beaches, displays the award he recently received from
The Southeastern Florida Holocaust Memorial Center, Inc. of
Miami for his commitment to "A Living Memorial Through
Education." He, and nine other Presidents of Holocaust Sur-
vivor organizations throughout Southeast Florida who
received similar recognition, were landed for assuming the
profound responsibility to remember mankind's darkest mo-
ment so that future generstions may better understand the
lessons of the Holocaust. Mr. Lefkowitz is a member of the
Board of Directors of The Southeastern Florida Holocaust
Memorial, Inc.
Giving Drugs On Time
Continued from Page 5
Schechter and Prof. Ruth Ar-
non of the Chemical Im-
munology Department at the
Institute have conducted in
vitro experiments with tumor
cells treated with cytosine
arabinoside, a commonly used
anti-cancer drug. The results
support the theoretical model
and are thus very encourag-
ing. Experiments on mice are
also under way. In parallel, Dr.
Agur, Dr. Schechter and Prof.
Amon are conducting ex-
periments to determine if AZT
is less toxic to the host when
administered at intervals
targeted to kill the AIDS
The application of
mathematical models to
medicine is not, according to
Dr. Agur, something new.
Mathematicians have for some
time recognized that processes
occurring within the body may
be formally described in equa-
tions, whose results may
become the basis for useful
Convinced that traditional
models seldom yielded broad,
clinical applications mainly
because they were overly com-
prehensive and therefore dif-
ficult to analyze and apply, Dr.
Agur has turned to
minimalism. She attempts to
use mathematics to evaluate
the relative importance of
various biological factors in
the system, and to emphasize
only the most important ones.
"Like Japanese sculptures,"
she explains, "minimalistic
models are significant because
of what the designer purposely
omits," with the emphasis on
By continuing to apply logic
and the "formal rules of
mathematics, rather than in-
tuition or persuasion," Dr.
Agur hopes to uncover addi-
tional strategies to reduce the
risks of drug treatment to the
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Senior News
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
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, ia an active place for all seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and ac-
tivities will be scheduled throughout the summer.
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
Monday, Nov. 9 Games
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Nov. 10 Fred
Eisinger "An American in
Wednesday, Nov. 11 The
JCC goes to the Movies
Thursday, Nov. 12 Ariane
Csonka Public TV Narrator
and Teacher at college on
Friday, Nov. 13 George
Levine and Partner (Banjo and
Mandolin duo)
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 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
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.
Hot Kosher Twilight
Meals! Call Carol Fox for
information at 689-7700.
Where: The Jewish Communi-
ty Center, 700 Spencer Drive,
West Palm Beach, FL 33409.
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.
Thursday, Nov. 12, at 1:30
to 2:30 p.m.
Enjoying Retirement in
Palm Beach County spon-
sored by Barnett Bank. Gift
bag for everyone attending.
Lecture, Slides, Door Prizes,
Timely Topics Mondays,
Lunch at 1:15 followed by
Timely Topics at 2 p.m.
Health and Reflexology
Tuesdays, at 10:30 a.m.
Second Tuesday Council
Second Tuesday of each month
at 2 p.m.
Bridge Instruction
Speakers Club
Thursdays, at 10 a.m., next
meeting will be held on Nov.
Fun with Yiddish Thurs-
day, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.
1) Thursday Filmfest
Thursday, Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m.
2) Prime Time Singles
Thursday, Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m.
3) Writers Workshop -
Fridays, at 9:30 a.m.
Lunch is served, followed by
Canastarama at 1 p.m. Reser-
vations are required and per-
sons attending should arrive
by 11:30 a.m. Please call Milli-
cent for reservations, at
By appointment only! on
Wednesday afternoons, the
JCC will be offering legal and
accounting services.
3rd Tuesday betwen 2 and 3
p.m. Health Insurance.
JCC's Daddy and Me Day
A Rewarding Experience
They played with the paints;
they played with the crayons;
they played with the tinker
toys; they played with the
blocks; they played with the
games and they played with
the swings. And they loved it.
They weren't the students of
the Jewish Community
Center's Keren-Orr Preschool
they were the fathers of the
They had come to the
preschool this Sunday morn-
ing, Oct. 25, to participate in
the annual Daddy and Me Day
activities; activities designed
to give them a better
understanding of their child's
daily learning experiences.
And learn, they did.
For a brief few hours, each
father shared with his child the
frustration of denial, the ela-
tion of success, the wonder of
the unknown, and '.he excite-
ment of discovery; each enrich-
Daniel Rosenthal of Palm Beach Gardens shows his father
Gerald how to play a great card game.
ed the bond between himself of the JCC's annual Daddy and
and his child, a prime objective Me Day event.
$450,000 U.S. AID Grant
To JDC For Ethiopian Relief
The United States Agency signed the agreement with the
for International Development AID- On acknowledging
(U.S. AID) has awarded a
grant of $450,000 to the
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC)
for humanitarian projects in
the grant, Goldman said: "JDC
has plans for additional pro-
jects, including a water system
for Tedda, a poly-clinic in Gon-
dar City, and a training center
Ethiopia, it was announced by {ort D*T^^?ilLw_,!ker8/ Th_e
Heinz Eppler, President.
He stated that the grant will
help JDC programs begun last
year to restore agricultural
capabilities to 12,000 rural
families in two areas of the
Gondar Providence of
Ethiopia. The number of peo-
ple benefiting from the pro-
gram will now be tripled to ap-
proximately 60,000 people,
mainly in areas which were
most seriously affected by
drought and famine in recent
years. This grant supplements
a U.S. AID 1986 contribution
of $850,000.
At the height of the famine
many farmers in the Gondar
region sold their tools and ox-
en to buy food. They needed
assistance to resume farming.
Sylvia Hassenfeld, Chairman
of the JDC International
Development Program, notes
that JDC provides them with
oxen and tools to work the soil,
as well as with seeds to plant
and fertilizer to help them
grow. The program's success
has strengthened JDC's rela-
tionship and credibility with
the Ethiopian government.
The Executive Vice Presi-
dent of JDC, Ralph Goldman,
poly-clinic will become a cen-
tral resource for all health
centers in the region and will
relieve some of the burden on
Gondar Hospital by providing
out-patient services.'
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee has
been the overseas relief arm of
the American Jewish com-
munity for more than 70 years.
Since 1914, JDC has provided
relief, reconstruction,
rehabilitation, and education
services to millions of Jews in
more than 70 countries on all
continents except North
America. Its services are sup-
ported with contributions to
UJA-Federation campaigns
throughout the United States.
JDC To Expand Jewish
Hospital In Hungary
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC)
will build a 35-bed annex to the
existing Jewish hospital in
Budapest, Hungary. Heinz Ep-
pler, President of JDC, an-
nounced that the new annex
will ease the problem of over-
crowding at the hospital.
Enjoy Retirement In PBC
Thursday, Nov. 12, at
p.m., the Jewish Com-
munity Center of the Palm
Beaches and Barnett Bank will
offer a presentation, "Enjoy-
ing Retirement in Palm Beach
County." Refreshments will be
served and there will be free
gifts for everyone. The public
is invited. There is no charge.
The JCC is located at 700
Spencer Drive Oust north of
Okeechobee Blvd.), West Palm
Beach. For additional informa-
tion call Jo-Ann at the JCC.
JCC News
Singles are invited to services at Temple B'nai Torah in
Boca on Friday, Nov. 13 at 9 p.m. Oneg Shabbat will follow.
YOUNG SINGLES (20's and 30's)
Get together Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m., for dining in the
Mexican way at Tequila Willie's (Palm Beach, Lakes Blvd.,
west of 1-95 on south side).
n S5lSfe?!Wl I?a?lce on Nov- 7- fr 9 P-m. to 1 a.m.
will be held at the Holiday Inn resort on Singer Island. En-
joy the live band, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar Jacket re-
quired. Cost: $15, pay at the door.
Gather at The Gathering (Okeechobee Blvd., just east of
Military Trail) on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., for a dining
experience together. Reservations required.
Get together on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 5-7 p.m. at
Parkers Lighthouse (PGA Blvd. and Prosperity Farms
Road, east of 1-95 in the Harbour Shoppes) for Happy
For more information call the JCC at 689-7700.

Friday, November 6, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Ma Bell In The
'Mama Loschen
The "Monticello Mystery,"
which for years baffled the
New York Telephone Co. and
exasperated people by com-
plicating their attempts to
make phone calls, was solved
recently by a combination of
deduction and dialogue.
The unusual development
was reported in a recent issue
of Coalition, the newsletter of
Augdath Israel of America.
The report was amplified by a
spokesman for the utility in
response to inquires by the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
The mystery used to emerge
on schedule about an hour
before Friday in the summers
- and last 25 hours. The many
Orthodox Jewish vacationers
in the Monticello, N.Y., area in
the Catskills would remove
their telephone receivers from
the cradle so as not to be
bothered during the Sabbath
by the ring.
When thousands of
telephones are off the hook for
any period of time, all
telephones in a particular area
can be affected. The result was
dial tone delays of several
minutes and a buildup of busy
circuits. For non-Jews and
non-Orthodox Jews in the Cat-
skills, an additional buildup
was annoyance and
To deal with the problem, ac-
cording to the Coalition
report, the utility began a
policy of disconnecting from
the network the telephones
taken off the hook.
That action solved one pro-
blem no more five-minute
waits for dial tone service -
but created another: angry
customers sans phones strug-
gling to get through to
telephone repair service to
have their service restored.
"It could have built up to a
very antagonistic situation "
said George Lakestream, at
the time the utility's opera-
tions manager in the Mon-
ticello area.
Instead, utility officials in-
vestigated and learned why so
many telephones were "off-
the-hook" during that par-
ticular around-the-clock
period. The utility staff
developed a pamphlet il-
lustrating how a telephone
could be disconnected at any
time without causing service
problems: pull the telephone
unit out of its socket.
The staffers found a Yiddish
typesetter in Brooklyn. The
result was 1,000 copies of a
four-page flyer in English and
in Yiddish, providing instruc-
tions on how an observant Jew
could keep his telephone from
ringing on the Sabbath
without creating troubles for
Ma Bell.
Copies of the flyer were
mailed to the utility's Catskill
mailing list last June.
Repairmen carry copies with
them and hand them out when
needed on trouble-shooting
Jewish Philosopher Wins Prize
German-born Jewish
philosopher Hans Jonas was
awarded the annual Peace
Prize of the West German
Book Trade Association at the
Frankfurt Book Fair.
In presenting the prize to
Jonas, Guenther Christiansen,
a senior association represen-
tative, praised the 84-year-old
Jonas for his "warnings about
unbridled faith in the idea of
modernity and his appeals for
humanitarian responsibility."
Jonas, in accepting the
award, warned of the "threat
of modern technology for
peace in the world." He urged
the West to "limit the
dangerous consequences of
technology on future
Jonas fled Germany in 1933,
going to Britain, for which he
fought in World War II, and
later Palestine, where he
fought in the War of In-
dependence. He has taught at
the Hebrew University. His
mother died in Auschwitz.
Since 1955, Jonas taught at
prominent universities in the
United States and Canada. He
was chairman of the
philosophy department at the
New School for Social
Research from 1957-73. He
has written numerous books
and philosophical works of a
secular as well as a religious
In 1977, Jonas received the
peace prize of the Club of
Rome. He now makes his home
in New Rochelle, NY.
The Frankfurt Book Fair, is
the largest in the world, at-
tracting tens of thousands of
CJF General Assembly Forums
Continued from Page 5
theme of the Assembly, "Dor L'Dor: From Generation to
generation Building Community and Continuity
lhrough People." On the following evening, Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir will speak on the subject of
'srael and North America Partners Across the
. Dozens of workshops, designed to foster discussion and
interchange of ideas, are also scheduled. Workshop topics
w| include timely issues such as welfare health care, as
well as the constant Federation concerns of human
resources and leadership development, endowments, cam-
paign, missions, Jewish-Catholic relations and syngogue-
'ederation relations.
For more information, contact Jeffrey L. Klein, Ex-
ul Director, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Coun-
ty. 832-2120.
Visitors to the Western Wall in Jerusalem
mil have the Kotel Museum to answer their
quest for information about this sanctified
symbol for World Jewry. Contemporary in its
technohgy, the Kotel Museum will provide
audio-visual displays and viewer-operated
presentations depicting the Kotel, the Tpmple
and their history, and the Jewish presence for
over 8,000 years in Jerusalem. Exterior of the
Kotel Museum was designed by David Gafni,
exhibit consultant for Yad Vashem and the
Diaspora Museum.
Diplomatic, Economic Setbacks
May Limit Peace Progress
American efforts to advance
the Middle East peace process
appear to have suffered
because of diplomatic setbacks
sustained by the Reagan ad-
ministration and the uncertain
economic situation in the
United States, according to
reports in the Israeli news
media Monday, Oct. 26.
Akiva Eldar, diplomatic cor-
respondent of Haaretz,
reported that Secretary of
State George Shultz told
Israeli leaders during his visit
here that the administration
has set far-reaching goals in
the areas of foreign relations
and the economy for its last 15
months in office.
Shultz said President
Reagan ordered his advisers to
come up with programs to
refute the claim mat his lame-
duck administration will be im-
potent during its final year.
These include a Middle East
settlement, as well as attempts
to resolve the situations in
Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf
and Central America.
But, according to Haaretz,
officials in Jerusalem believe
the recent stock market crash
reflects an acute crisis of con-
fidence in the American
economy. This, coupled with
Shultz's failure to arrange a
Reagan-Gorbachev summit
meeting and the difficulties en-
countered by Shultz in gaining
agreement over Middle East
peace talks, makes it unlikely
that Reagan's 15-month plan
will achieve success, Haaretz
At the same time, Foreign
Ministry sources have express-
ed concern that a superpowers
agreement would delay or
sidetrack American peace ef-
forts in the Middle East.
Laborite Minister-Without-
Portfolio Ezer Weizman said
Sunday that there is a new
American-Israeli proposal for
Middle East peace
Speaking on the army radio,
he implied it hinged on
U.S.-Soviet co-sponsorship of
Israeli-Arab peace talks as an
alternative to an international
peace conference under the
auspices of the five permanent
members of the United Na-
tions Security Council. Since
both formats would involve the
Soviet Union there is hardly
any difference, Weizman
maintained. Soviet officials ap-
pear to be giving some thought
to Moscow's involvement in
the peace process. Yossi
Beilin, political director-
general of the Foreign
Ministry heard from British
Foreign Office sources that
Soviet Deputy Foreign
Minister Yuli Vorontsov spoke
in London last week about
various options for Palestinian
representation at peace talks.
Vorontsov also stated that the
renewal of Soviet diplomatic
New Poll
relations with Israel is a stage
in the comprehensive
framework of the Middle East
peace process, Haaretz
Meanwhile Cabinet
ministers are complaining that
Premier Yitzhak Shamir and
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres nave failed to brief them
on their talks with Shultz,
Davar diplomatic correspon-
dent Yossi Melman reported
"Cabinet ministers are
frustrated," Energy Minister
Moshe Shahal was quoted as
saying. "It is simply absurd
that journalists receive a
report on the content of the
talks, government officials
know, but only the Cabinet is
not told. As ministers, legally
we have joint responsibility for
things we are not told about,"
' Shahal said. Several ministers
are expected to raise the issue
at the next Cabinet meeting.
Israeli Youths Still Harbor
Anti-Democratic Views
Continued froa Page 12
About 35 percent believe
Israeli Arabs should not be
free to express support for a
Palestinian state in the news
media, and about 50 percent
believe the rights of Israeli
Arabs should be curtailed
While 40 percent woul
grant Israeli Arabs full civil
rights, the same percentage
would ban them from voting in
Knesset elections, the poll
On the issue of the ad-
ministered territories, 60 per-
cent of the respondents hold
that Jews have virtually full
right to the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, while 30 percent
think the Arabs have almost
complete right to the
A third of those questioned
think Israeli Arabs are loyal to
the state, a significant depar-
ture from the last Zemach poll
in 1985, in which only 13 per-
cent did not question Arab
On other matters, Israeli
youths consider people in
business to be the "least
trustworthy" of all groups in
society, followed by journalists
and political parties. They
place their greatest confidence
in the Israel Defense Force,
the courts and medical doctors
in that order.


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Sharansky Damns Glasnost
and Decries Numbers
Continued from Page 11-
Shirley Pollak, co-chairmen of
the South Florida Conference
on Soviet Jewry, (an arm of
the CRC) and Rabbi Simcha
Freedman, rabbi of Temple
Adath Yeshurun, were among
those, who spoke to an au-
dience so primed for Sharan-
sky that enthusiastic applause
followed almost every
Sharansky, whose face had
begun to show some of the
strain of facing an audience in
what was for him the middle of
the night, nevertheless manag-
ed to inject humor into his
words, although the humor
never disguised the
seriousness of his underlying
"Little more than one month
ago, I and A vital took a taxi in
New York. The driver looked
at me in the mirror, and said,
'I know you.' Then he told me
everything about my life
more than I knew myself,"
said Sharansky.
"Then he looked at A vital,
and said, 'Oh, I know you, too.
You're Ida Nudel.*"
Although Sharansky con-
tinued by expressing his con-
cern that too much media and
public attention has been given
to a few famous refuseniks
such as Nudel and himself, he
was also no doubt pointing to
the fact that not enough credit
has gone to his wife, A vital,
who worked for years to
secure her husband's release
from Chistopol prison.
Sharansky, who said that he
did not know the meaning of
the word "Hanukkah" before
the age of 20, explained that
he "grew up in the completely
assimilated generation of
Soviet Jews."
He went on to say that many
Soviet Jews of his age knew
Just now is the
moment when we
have an historic
opportunity to get
serious results ..
That's why I'm here
and not at home
where I would like to
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their Judaism only as a word
on their identification cards,
and as a set of restrictions
against entering certain in-
stitutes or obtaining certain
coveted job positions.
"Anti-Semitism was the only
thing making us Jews many
wanted to change the word on
their children's identification
to read 'Soviet,'" he
"Then the Six Day War in
1967 changed all that," recall-
ed Sharansky. "Suddenly Jews
in the Soviet Union felt
themselves to be part of a
large Jewish family. They saw
a way to fight for dignity.
Even the anti-Semites showed
us more respect."
With the awakening of
Jewish consciousness in the
late '60s and early '70s in the
Soviet Union, the young Natan
Sharansky, then called Anato-
ly Shcharansky, entered a
growing movement whose
goals were to make emigration
to Israel a possibility.
Sharansky, who "quickly
became the movement's
spokesman after joining in late
1972, was arrested by the
KGB in 1977 on charges of es-
Ciage. His wife, Avital, who
been allowed to emigrate
to Israel and had done so one
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day after their wedding, began
her long struggle to publicize
her husband's plight.
"It was clear our whole
movement was on trial,"
Sharansky asserted. "There
was talk during my trial of a
Zionist plot against the USSR,
along with many names of
United States politicians and
"For them, our struggle for
freedom was really a struggle
against the basic tenets of the
(Soviet) system.
Only the knowledge that he
was not forgotten by the out-
side world sustained him,
through the years of imprison-
ment and isolation, he
"In the 18 months that I was
isolated between my arrest
and my trial, the KGB tried to
convince me that if I didn't
change my position right away
they would sentence me to
death," he recalls.
But encouragement surfaced
in the unlikely guise of
evidence for the prosecution,
which, under Soviet law,
Sharansky had a right to
"It was a video film of a
demonstration in the West, in
my behalf, with my wife Avital
outside of the Soviet embassy.
What excited me was to see,
after all those months, my wife
speaking in such beautiful
Hebrew and English on my
behalf... it was like a window
to another world."
Sharansky, claiming that his
command of Hebrew and
English was faulty, and that
he needed to understand the
prosecution's evidence in
order to prepare his defense,
requested to be shown the
video clip again and again.
Although many in the au-
dience probably wanted to
hear the man they called "our
Sharansky" speak more about
his personal odyssey to
freedom, Sharansky himself
was far more concerned with
the continuing odyssey of
Soviet-Jewry and with what he
considers a popular misconcep-
tion of current Soviet policies.
"Brezhnev released 51,000
Jews, and we said, 'not
enough.' Gorbachev will pro-
bably release seven times less,
but everyone says 'what pro*
grcas he is making!'
"Gorbachev passed & new
rule only those, who have
first degree relatives can apply
for exit visas. When (years
ago) a heavy Soviet tax was
passed on immigration, what a
thunderous response from the
West, but what reaction now?"
asked Sharansky.
"Gorbachev must see that all
Jews are first degree relatives.
Glasnost has brought freedom
to known refuseniks but the
chances for (the majority of
Soviet Jews) are getting
worse, not better."
Sharansky added that "the
struggle cannot survive
without outside attention."
Summoning the energy to
offer one more story to the ex-
Kctant crowd, Sharansky
iked out at the small sea of
Continued on Page 19

Religious Directory
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.
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.
Methodist Church, 6513 Diilman 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.nK
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 EMANUEL. 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: 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 n.m
Saturday 9 a.m. F '
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 29%, Stuart, FL 33495. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Benjamin Shull. Services Friday evenings 8 o.m
and Saturday 10 a.m. K. '.
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Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686J5065. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 am. and 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Street, P.O. Box 857146. Port St.Lode. FL 33452. Fridayraght
services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 336-7620.
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Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960. Mailing address:
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Sisterhood is having a lun-
cheon card party on Thursday,
Nov. 12, at noon at the temple.
Tickets are available in the
temple office.
The Men's Club will have a
Thanksgiving weekend, Nov.
25-30, at the Crown Hotel,
Miami Beach.
The next meeting of the
Sisterhood will be a paid-up
membership meeting at the
Country Squire Inn, Lake
Worth Road, on Wednesday,
Nov. 11, at noon.
The meeting will feature a
talk by Jim Sackett,
newscaster, WPTV Channel
5, West Palm Beach.
On Friday, Nov. 6, Temple
will celebrate Family Night
Shabbat Service, conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Can-
tor Stuart Pittle will lead the
congregation in songs.
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
During the evening service
child care will be provided.
Rabbi Joel Levine and Cantor
Anne Newman will conduct
the November Shabbat Family
Service on Friday evening,
Nov. 6, 8 p.m., in the William
Meyer Family Hall.
Participating in the service
will be students of the seventh
grade religious school pro-
gram. Rabbi Levine will teach
a Torah lesson and bestow bir-
thday blessings upon
November celebrants. Eddie
Rosen will receive a special
blessing in honor of his 80th
Family services conclude
after one hour so that even the
youngest children may attend.
Following services, the con-
gregation is invited to an oneg
shabbat sponsored by
Regular Sabbath morning
services are held every Satur-
day morning in the Bakat
Family Chapel beginning at
10:30 a.m.
Reservadox Resolutions:
Orthodox, Conservative, Reform Rabbis
Work Out Compromise On 'Get'
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
There is good news for 5748.
The year 5747 saw a first in
the New York Jewish com-
munity: Rabbis of all different
viewpoints worked together
on a religious problem and
brought it closer to a solution.
The problem we faced is vex-
ing: How to enable all Jews to
marry freely with each other.
One of the reasons the problem
exists is that about 25 percent
of Jewish marriages today end
in divorce. Most of the divorc-
ed couples obtain only a civil
divorce. They do not arrange
for a "get" (religious divorce).
Most divorcees marry a se-
cond time. That marriage is in-
valid according to Orthodox
and Conservative Jews unless
a get has been obtained to end
the first marriage. In such a
case, the children of that se-
cond marriage are considered
mamzeirim (illegitimate) ac-
cording to Torah law and are
ineligible to marry other Jews
except for other mamzeirim.
The problem is exacerbated
Continued from Page 18
faces, and said: "During my
trial, the other side said to me,
'Why do you think you are so
important? They (the
demonstrators trying to
secure Sharansky's release)
are only students and
housewives. We are KGB.'
"Many times, they try to
convince me my fate is in their
hands," Sharansky continued.
'But in the end, the
housewives and students won
out against the army of KGB."
And it was clear as Sharan-
sky stood before the crowd,
which included many
housewives and students, that
he thought that they could do
11 again, and again and again,
until not only those refuseniks
with media-recognized and
well-known names had secured
their release.
by a number of factors. First,
most Jews do not even know
what a get is. Second, most
Reform and Reconstructionist
rabbis do not require a get as a
prerequisite for remarriage. In
addition, when a candidate for
remarriage suddenly needs a
get, her or his former
spouse may be uncooperative,
vindictive or demand money to
gain compliance (would any
sum not be outrageous?) The
aggrieved party then has two
unacceptable choices: to marry
contrary to Jewish law, at
least as far as Orthodox and
Conservative Jews understand
it, or to remain single, as an
A committee of the New
York Board of Rabbis was
authorized to propose a resolu-
tion to solve this problem. The
participants included Rabbis
Gunter Hirschberg and Marc
Gelman (Reform), Gilbert
Rosenthal and Allan Blaine
(Conservative), Robert
Aronowitz (Reconstructionist)
and Marc Angel and myself
(Orthodox). We were all united
on the desire to solve the pro-
blem. The biggest hurdle was
the inegalitarian structure of a
get (the man gives it; the
woman accepts it).
Some suggested that if we
could egalitarianize the docu-
ment there would be no pro-
blem. Others countered that if
we did that there would be no
get at all. We decided together
and some of my colleagues
compromised greatly on this
that as important as
egalitarianism may be as a
religious principle for some of
us, the ability of all our
children to marry freely
among each other was of
greater import to all of us.
The resolution, which was
passed both unanimously and
enthusiastically by the Board
contained the following three
We called upon every rabbi
to counsel his (or her) con-
gregants that in the event of a
civil divorce the congregant
should make certain to ar-
range for a Jewish divorce
get from a religiously
recognized tribunal authorized
to issue such a document.
We called upon
synagogues and the wider
community to take sanctions
against any divorced person
who refused to cooperate with
a former spouse who wishes to
obtain a get. Such sanctions
would include the withholding
from such a person of any
honors or privileges within a
congregation, or any office
holding or honors in the wider
We suggested that rabbis
encourage couples who are
about to be married to sign a
prenuptial agreement pro-
viding that in the event that
the marriage ends in a civil
divorce, the husband and wife
will cooperate in the giving
and receiving of a get.
This resolution was made
possible by a spirit of mutual
love and respect which
members of the New York
Board of Rabbis have for each
other. We do not obscure our
differences. But we accept
each other as idealistic pro-
ponents of differing points of
view arrived at by deep
religious convictions. In most
areas we simply agree to
disagree. But on the issue of
get we saw a problem which
threatens to divide our people
into two groups, the members
of which will not be able to
marry each other. Because our
commitment to the Jewish
people as a whole transcends
whatever adjective may be
prefixed to our interpretation
of Judaism, we acted as one
and we hope that other boards
of rabbis will do the same.
A Close Shave
Orthodox minority in the town
of Netivot, east of the Gaza
Strip, would deny their secular
neighbors a close shave. They
are boycotting shops that sell
razor blades on grounds that
Jewish tradition forbids the
use of blades to remove or trim
Candle lighting Time
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Bar Mitzvah
Brian Scott Sigmond, son of
Nathan and Paula Sigmond of
Wellington, will be called to
the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, Nov. 7 at Temple
Beth Torah. Rabbi Steven
Westman will officiate.
Brian is an eighth grade stu-
dent at Crestwood Middle
School and is involved in the
track team. He is a member of
the Temple Beth Torah Youth
Group, and enjoys surfing, ten-
nis and golf.
Brian will be twinned with
Roman Faingersh of Molda-
vian, Russia, who was denied
his freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
Brian Sigmond
Count Chocula Loses Star
NEW YORK General
Mills has withdrawn four
million packages of its Count
Chocula cereal and is redesign-
ing the box to eliminate a
Jewish Star of David from
around the neck of its Dracula
William M. Shaffer, the
Minneapolis-based company's
public relations manager, ex-
plained that a new electronic
processing technique had been
used to lift the likeness of Bela
Lugosi from the 1930 film
"Dracula" and place it on the
cereal package. Lugosi's
costume in the film included a
six-pointed medallion with a
large stone center used to hyp-
notize people but the process-
ing technique flattened out the
stone, thereby turning the
medallion into a Star of David.
Shaffer said that four million
packages of Count Chocula
cereal had already been
distributed when the situation
lectureship in contemporary
Jewry has been established at
the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem in memory of
Samuel Haber, longtime ex-
ecutive vice president of the
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee.
was brought to the company's
attention by the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
"We immediately changed
the package design for the re-
maining four million packages,
edited our TV commercials,
and assured ourselves that
representation would not be on
any other communication from
General Mills," Shaffer
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U.S. Envoy Ends
Controversial Tour
Of Duty In Austria

States Ambassador Ronald
Lauder formally ended a
relatively brief tour of duty
here. It lasted only 19 months,
during which he incurred the
anger of conservative
Austrians for pointedly distan-
cing himself from President
Kurt Waldheim, but gained
the respect and affection of
Austrian Jewry.
Lauder, who is Jewish and is
the son of Estee Lauder, head
of a worldwide cosmetics
business, made his last call at
the Foreign Ministry to bid of-
ficial farewell to Foreign
Minister and Vice Chancellor
Alois Mock and Secretary
General Thomas Klestil. He
pressed that good bilateral
relations are still developing
between Austria and the
United States, despite some
recent troubles.
Mock heads the conservative
People's Party which spon-
sored Waldheim's candidacy
for the office of presidents in
the summer of 1986. It was
during that campaign that
Jewish groups, led by the
World Jewish Congress, ex-
posed Waldheim's involve-
ment in Nazi atrocities when
he served as an intelligence of-
ficer in the German army in
the Balkans during World War
II an episode that Waldheim
had concealed for 40 years, in-
cluding his two terms as
United Nations secretary
Waldheim nevertheless won
a landslide victory. Revela-
tions of his Nazi associations
made him something of a
diplomatic pariah. The U.S.
Department of Justice placed
him on the "watch list" of
foreigners inadmissable to the
United States. Lauder manag-
ed to be absent from the coun-
try for Waldheim's inaugura-
tion and later had contact with
the president on only the most
formal occasions.
The situation put a severe
strain on Austria's relations
with the Reagan administra-
tion which, paradoxically, had
preferred a conservative head
of state in Austria to a
The Vienna Jewish com-
munity held a farewell recep-
tion for Lauder. He was
presented with a gold medal
bearing the motto "For the
fighters for justice, reconcilia-
tion, for peoples and human
Paul Grosz, president of the
Jewish community, who spoke
on the occasion, said Lauder
had given Austrian Jews more
than could have been expected
from a foreign envoy. "In an
admirable mixture of vision
and practical devotion, he
showed a deep interest in the
Jewish community," Grosz
He thanked Lauder for his
personal contributions to
Jewish projects in Vienna,
such as funding a school for
Jewish immigrant children
from the Soviet Union, for
financial help for a religious
and cultural center for Soviet
Jews and for student exchange
programs in collaboration with
B'nai B'rith.
Grosz also noted that Lauder
recently established a "Foun-
dation for the Preservation
and Promotion of Jewish and
Minority Cultures in Europe."
The foundation will grant
funds to Jewish organizations
and small communities to
Jewish organizations and
small communities to support
clubs and groups fighting anti-
Lauder is expected to be suc-
ceeded as ambassador by
Vienna-born Henry Anatol
Grunwald, who is also Jewish
and has just stepped down as
publisher of the Time-Life
Israel Bonds
Florida Power and Light executives par-
ticipated in a special breakfast at the
Governor's Club on behalf of State of Israel
Bonds. A dinner reception honoring Leland
C. "Bud" Hunter, Senior Vice President of
FPL, as recipient of the Israel 40th An-
niversary Medal, was later held in Miami.
Pictured at the breakfast (left to right):
Ariel Plotkin, noted authority on Middle
East affairs; Ted Moffett, Vice President of
FPL; Stanley Brenner, Co-Chairman of
Israel Bonds; and Robert Sanders, Presi:
dent of the Goodman Co.

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