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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hjewish floridian
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY Secretary of State George P.
Shultz inaugurated the George P. Shultz Fellowship Fund,
which will support PhD students in economics, political
science and business administration. Mr. Shultz himself con-
tributed $10,000 towards the establishment of the Fund. Dur-
ing his recent visit to Israel and Tel Aviv University, the
Secretary met with students and University officials, in-
cluding Rector, Prof. Yehuda Ben-Shaul (right).
Israel Will Insist On
No Cut In U.S. Aid
Reports that Israel is prepared
to forgo $80 million in U.S.
military aid in recognition of
U.S. efforts to cut the federal
budget were officially denied
by the Defense Ministry.
There is in such intention
and the issue was never
discussed, a ministry
spokesman said. "On the con-
trary, in the Cabinet's meeting
it was agreed in accordance
with a proposal by the defense
minister that Israel will insist
on receiving the aid in its en-
tirety, especially in the face of
the (Reagan) administration's
commitment in writing on the
issue to the ministers of
defense and finance, after
cancellation of the Lavi pro-
ject," the spokesman said.
He added that the American
administration has not ap-
proached Israel with respect to
reducing aid, a direct con-
tradiction of a report in Maariv
that American officials are
feeling out Israel on the
The Cabinet dropped the
Lavi jet figherplane project in
the face of both U.S. and inter-
From The Demographic
Study... page 2
Soviet Jewry Task Force 3
Random Thoughts by
Muriel Levitt... page 5
JCCampus Federation
and Agency Presidents
Speak Out
.. .pages 10,11
U.S. Jewish Communities
Mobilize For Washington Rally
Palm Beach Federation Recruiting For Fly-In
nal pressure that the plan was
too expensive. The $80 million
constitutes 4.5 percent of the
$1.8 billion in U.S. military aid
to Israel in the coming year.
Moreover, Premier Yitzhak
Shamir and Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres rejected a pro-
posal by Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin to take preventive
measures in the face of a cut in
American aid, Haaretz
In this matter they joined
Finance Minister Moshe
Nissim, who proposed that the
Cabinet wait until the state of
the U.S. economy becomes
more clear. Bank of Israel
Governor Michael Bruno does
not believe American aid will
be affected by the economic
uncertainties in the United
States, according to Haaretz.
Shamir told the Knesset
Security and Foreign Affairs
Committee that to connect the
stock market crisis with U.S.
aid was "an immoral and
brutal behavior, which con-
tradicts our interests."
Peres said that it is too early
to judge the significance of the
American stock market plunge
of Oct. 19 on the American
economy. He said, however,
that U.S. aid already has been
reduced in real terms as a
result of inflationary trends.
But "considering the rising de-
mand for weapons, the U.S.
will cetainly not harm the
defense aid,' Peres said.
The Foreign Ministry mean-
while has instructed the Israel
Embassy in Washington to
refrain from any specific ac-
tivities in Congress and the ad-
ministration with respect to
military aid, Haaretz reported.
NEW YORK Dozens of
representatives from Midwest
and East Coast Jewish com-
munities met here Tuesday
(Nov. 2) to plan for a "mass
mobilization' on behalf of
Soviet Jewry to greet Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev Dec.
6 when he arrives in
Washington for a summit
meeting with President
The representatives were in-
vited here to Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith head-
quarters by the Summit III
Task Force, which as coor-
dinator of the Washington
demonstration represents 50
national Jewish organizations
and 300 local Jewish communi-
ty organization.
Local Jewish, federations,
Jewish community relations
councils and chapters of na-
tional organizations have
taken on responsibility for
mobilization and coordination
for the march and demonstra-
tion and have made it their
"highest priority," according
to Jerry Strober, spokesper-
son for the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry
"We feel a very strong in-
terest developing within the
American Jewish communi-
ty," said Strober. "We've had
very positive signs from a
number of communities
throughout the United States
that they are enthusiastic, that
they are excited, and that they
see this as a historic
Tuesday meeting par-
ticipants included represen-
tatives from the Jewish com-
munities of Baltimore, Boston,
Chicago, the Delaware Valley,
Detroit, southern New Jersey,
New York, Philadelphia, Rich-
mond, Va., Washington, D.C.
and Worcester. Mass.
According to Strober, they
were urged "to make every ef-
fort to bring as many people as
possible." The representatives
were told that Jewish
organizations nationwide are
urging their members to at-
tend the demonstration.
For instance, all 1,600
chapters of Hadassah will be
asked to bring as many of their
members as possible. In addi-
tion, students are being urged
to participate through campus
B'nai B'rith Hillel programs,
according to a Hillel represen-
tatives attending the meeting:
The three-hour march and
demonstration will include
music as well as addresses by
former refuseniks including
Natan Sharansky, Ida Nudel,
Vladimir Slepak and Yuli
Edelshtein, all now living in
Israel. Members of Congress,
an administration represen-
tative, entertainment figures.
Continued on Page 7
Project Renewal Spurs Extraordinary
Changes In Hod Hasharon
Upon their recent appoint-
ment as Co-Chairmen of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County's Project
Renewal Committee, Phillip
and Leah Siskin noted that ex-
traordinary changes have oc-
curred in this community's
twinned Project Renewal
neighborhood in Israel ever
since their first visit in 1981.
During many subsequent visits
to Gil Amal and Giora, the
distressed neighborhoods of
Hod Hasharon, they have
followed the remarkable pro-
gress of the residents.
In making the appoint-
ments Federation President
Erwin H. Blonder said, "Phil
Leah Siakin
and Leah, two extremely en-
thusiastic and skilled com-
munal leaders, have been ac-
tively involved in building our
Phillip Siskin
Jewish community for many
years. They are very
knowledgeable about Project
Continued on Page 8
Young Adult Mission
'Experience Of A Lifetime'
Calling it "the experience of a lifetime," Karen List, Co-Chairman of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's Young Adult Mission to Israel, urged
married and single young adults, ages 22-40, to join with her and the other Co-
Chairmen on this "exciting" mission to Israel, June 12-22.
Named as Co-Chairmen along with Mrs. List are Martin List and Soni and
Jim Kay. In a joint announcement, the Co-Chairmen said, "This is the right time,
the 40th anniversary of the State of Israel, to visit our Jewish homeland with
friends. We have a real enthusiastic group that is already committed to going
and we invite other young adults to join in on the excitement of this fast-paced
tour and mission."
In addition to visiting areas of historical and religious significance
Continued on Page 7

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 13, 1987
From The Demographic Study
Household Structure
Non-Elderly Married 17%
Elderly Married
Non-Elderly Single 4%
Elderly Single
JCCampus Campaign
To Close For 1987
With Major Gifts Event
Other 6%
Households with Children
For the past several months,
the drive to build a new Jewish
Community Campus on
Military Trail and 12th Street
has been intensive. To con-
clude the JCCampus Capital
Campaign for 1987, a Major
Gifts Cocktail Party has been
slated for Nov. 30, 4:30 p.m.,
at the home of Judy and
Gilbert Messing in Palm
The event is being hosted by
prominent Jewish community
leader H. Irwin Levy and
Gilbert Messing, Chairman of
the JCCampus Capital
Mr. Messing said, "We look
forward to closing this cam-
paign year very close to our
goal of $12.5 million. We have
wide-spread community sup-
port and are confident that our
major donors will put us over
the top."
The JCCampus, which will
serve as the central focus for
Jewish activities in the Palm
Beaches, will house the Jewish
Community Center, 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,
There are 6,325 children, comprising 10
percent of the population, under the age of 19
living in Jewish households in the Palm Beach
Study Area (Jupiter/Tequesta to Boynton
Beach). Thirty-two percent of couples with
children live in Lake Worth, 28 percent in
West Palm Beach, and 13 percent in North
Source: The Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County
Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Elder-
ly single living alone comprise 19 percent of
the total population. Of that, 40 percent
reside in Century Village/Golden Lakes.
Eleven percent of part-year households are
single elderly, versus 26 percent of full-year
Friends Of Israel Not
To Miss Weinberger
Obscure Song Means Scholarship
army radio's version of the
American game show "Name
That Tune" produced no win-
ners after 40 days, so Otzhar
Lehayal, the Soldiers Bank
which sponsored it, has decid-
ed to donate the mounting
$3,000 prize to a scholarship
fund for demobilized soldiers.
True, only the opening bar
was played each day, lasting
about a second. But the
thousands of contestants
unable to identify the music
seem to have cause to cry foul.
The tune chosen could
have been more obscure.
It was the theme music writ-
ten by the Greek composer
Mikis Theodorakis for the
Michael Kacoyannis film "The
Day The Fish Came Out."
The resignation of Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger
removed from President
Reagan's Cabinet the leading
opponent of the expanding
alliance between the United
States and Israel over the last
seven years.
While maintaining that he is
not anti-Israel, Weinberger
has continually argued that the
United States must not be
seen as neglecting its Arab
friends in the Middle East,
particularly Saudi Arabia and
Jordan, in favor of Israel.
The 70-year-old defense
secretary has been the leading
advocate in the Reagan ad-
ministration for arms sales to
Saudi Arabia and Jordan, and
is believed responsible for
some of the harsh actions the
administration has taken
Continued on Page 19
Help our elderly achieve their potential
and live their remaining years with
dignity and purpose.
Support the Expansion
of the
of the Jewish Home for the Aged
of Palm Beach County
To make your pledge' contact the
Center's Office of Development at
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Slepaks Arrive
In Israel
Vladimir Slepak, a pioneer of
the aliyah movement among
Soviet Jews, arrived in Israel
Monday night (Oct. 26) with
a warning against being fooled
by the apparent liberalization
of Soviet emigration policies
that allowed him and his wife,
Maria, to leave the Soviet
Union 17 years after they first
applied for an exit visa.
The release of the Slepaks
and a dozen other longtime
refuseniks in recent weeks is
"a well-known tactic, a conces-
sion to the West from which
the Soviets want something,"
Slepak told the enthusiastic
crowd that greeted the couple
at Ben-Gurion Airport.
Weary from his long
journey, which included a
24-hour wait in Vienna for a
flight to Israel, Slepak spoke in
Russian of his delight at being
in his homeland. "It's not for
nothing that they say the Jews
are an optimistic people. To
dream 2,000 years for a
homeland, and then to reach it,
can be achieved only by people
of great optimism, by a great
people," Slepak said.
He seemed to be alluding to
his own optimism as well. Ask-
ed how he managed to survive
17 years of struggle with
Kremlin officials, including
five years' exile in Siberia, the
former radio engineer said: "I
am a simple man with a simole
strength. Many, many of us, in
my place, would have done the
same," Slepak will celebrate
his 60th birthday Thursday.
His dogged determination to
gain permission to emigrate
for himself and other Soviet
Jews began upon Israel's vic-
tory in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Slepak was among the first
group of Jews in the Soviet
Union to petition the United
Nations by letter for the right
of Jews to emigrate.
"It is not my personal ac-
complishment that we are
here," Sleplak said. "It is the
right of the Jewish people
everywhere in Israel, in
America, in the Soviet Union
we won't forget those non-
Jews who helped us." The
emigration in this generation
of 250,000 Soviet Jews "is an
accomplishment of all of us,"
he said.
He added, "But friends, I
want to warn you that while
some Jews have left, that
doesn't mean that there has
been a change in Soviet
The welcoming reception for
the Slepaks was simpler than
those organized for other pro-
minent activists, such as last
year's for Natan Sharansky
and Ida Nudel's two weeks
About 100 Soviet im-
migrants were waiting at the
Continued on Page 17
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Soviet Jewry Task Force To Continue
Efforts On Behalf Of Refuseniks
The hard work of the Soviet
Jewry Task Force of the Com-
munity Relations Council of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County paid off last
year. It's two adopted com-
munity refuseniks, Chema
Goldort and Yuli Edelshtein,
were allowed to leave the
Soviet Union and are now liv-
ing in Israel.
Terry Rapaport, reap-
pointed for the third con-
secutive year as Co-Chairman
of the task force, and Sandra
Goldberg, who also has been
appointed as Co-Chairman,
have been inspired by past suc-
cesses to work even harder
this year with the members of
their task force and other
organizations in the communi-
ty on behalf of Soviet
In making the appointments,
Rabbi Joel Levine, Chairman
of the Community Relations
Council, said, "I am pleased
that Terry and Sandra will
continue their outstanding ef-
forts to highlight the plight of
refuseniks which will result
ultimately in their being allow-
ed to emigrate. We anticipate
a very active and encouraging
year on behalf of our fellow
Jews trapped in the Soviet
To broaden the work on
behalf of refuseniks, the Co-
Chairmen will be seeking more
active participation from
Jewish organizations in the
Sandra Goldberg
community. "We look forward
to working on the task force
with representatives from
many more Jewish organiza-
tions. If they enlist the support
of their memberships to work
on behalf of several communi-
ty refuseniks whom we plan to
adopt, just imagine the
positive results we can
achieve," stated Mrs.
Goldberg. "When our com-
munity refuseniks are allowed
to emigrate, it will be
everybody's achievement."
Mrs. Goldberg recently at-
tended a national conference
on Soviet Jewry in
Washington, D.C. where she
heard many top government
leaders. "They told us that
Soviet Jewry is not only a
Jewish problem but a human
Terry Rapaport
problem for everyone who
believes in human rights. At
the upcoming summit on Dec.
7 between President Reagan
and Soviet leader Gorbachev,
human rights will be on an
equal footing with disarma-
ment, Mrs. Goldberg learned.
"How can we trust the Soviets
with a disarmament agree-
ment if they don't show that
they live up to their other com-
mitments such as the Helsinki
Although many refuseniks
are being allowed to emigrate,
"we can't be fooled by
glasnost," stated Ms.
Rapaport. "The emigration
figures are still lower than in
1979 when the highest level of
Jewish emigration from the
Continued on Page 7

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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 13, 1987
Reaching For The Summit
To his credit, President Reagan has put
his full resources behind both achieving the
summit conference of Dec. 7 and the propos-
ed treaty banning intermediate range
nuclear weapons.
It is not wholly unexpected that he finds
the principal opposition coming from his
most vigorous adherents, whose fears were
expressed when Reagan voiced his "evil em-
pire" description of the USSR.
Just as then President Nixon faced a
firestorm almost 20 years ago from the right
when he opened U.S. relations with Com-
munist China, the current White House in-
cumbent must overcome like cries of
In both instances, the conservative legions
have sought to enlist the aid of American
Jewry which is so united in its support of the
State of Israel.
Once again, Jewish organizations and
leaders will have to remind the hawkish seg-
ment of the Senate that the Soviets' anti-
Zionism and anti-Semitism do not alone
negate this nation's foreign policy.
Only a Nixon, it is said, could have gone to
what was then Peking. And perhaps only a
Reagan can achieve the end of a significant
part of the nuclear madness which threatens
If verification details can be worked out,
the INF treaty deserves ratification.
The summit in no way represents
American surrender to Moscow, but only a
capitulation to the realization that the hor-
rors of a global war are all too real.
Unlearning The Hate
The very names are frightening:
Skinheads, White Aryan Resistance, the
Southern National Front and, of course, the
Like its forebears and ideological col-
leagues, the "Skinheads" are neo-Nazi.
The racist "Skinheads," however, are
a youth-oriented group which surfaced in
the U.S. in the early '80s and which has been
involved in violent activities as close to home
as Orlando.
And now, utilizing the new found media of
"shock radio" and public access cable televi-
sion, the fringe organizations have punc-
tuated the airwaves with their hatred.
In the small Idaho town of Coeur D'Alene,
some 120 organizations from across the land
gathered to make common cause against the
new wave of neo-Nazism.
The anticipated Jewish and Black civil
rights agencies were on hand, but so, too,
were Montana farmers, Hispanic war
veterans, gay students, Asian Americans,
American Indians and Moslems espousing
Palestinian rights.
The very idea that the Pacific Northwest
be made into an all-white bastion free of
Jews (the "Aryan Nation") seems beyond
belief. But the threat is real enough to cause
numerous other meetings in addition to the
Idaho session.
The Northwest Coaliton Against Malicious
Harassment is the mouthful which brought
the 120 groups together.
But it overcame its long name with agree-
ment on the one issue which unites the
disparate membership: The need to institute
practical methods of fighting prejudice in
the United States.
Other gatherings to combat the seemingly
renewed prospects of organized bigotry are
being held around the country
They may not have the glamour of the
marches of the 1960's, but their purpose and
their need are equally great.
Redgrave Plays The Court
the British actress who cham-
pions the PLO, has gained a
civil rights victory in her court
battle with the Boston Sym-
phony Orchestra.
Redgrave filed a $5 million
lawsuit in Boston in 1984 after
the orchestra canceled her con-
tract as narrator for a produc-
tion of "Oedipus Rex."
This has been a protracted
fight in which a colorful
melange of nationalities is
noticeable. We are indebted to
Sophocles of Greece for the
original text and to France's
Jean Cocteau for the text of
Russian composer Igor
Stravinsky's fabulous music.
The symphony's music direc-
tor is Seiji Ozawa of Japan.
Redgrave hails from England,
where she generates pro-
paganda for the Palestinian
terrorists; and the orchestra
has long been the pride of
Boston Brahmans.
Now a U.S. circuit court has
reversed the ruling of a federal
district court, which had not
allowed consequential
damages for the cancellation
of the Redgrave contract with
the symphony. Beyond that,
the circuit court reversed the
district court on the applica-
tion of the Massachusetts Civil
Rights Act.
Orchestra management now
faces a thorny financial pro-
blem, and many familiar with
Redgrave's deep affection for
the PLO and hostility toward
Israel are disturbed by the new
court developments.
It's true, but hard to unders-
tand, that when Redgrave
signed the contract, an or-
chestra spokesman said the
management was unaware of
her pro-PLO crusade and the
anger it generated in the
hearts of Jews and many
others who are disgusted with
the PLO's terrorist activities.
Redgrave story help explain
the wrath she creates.
Example: Deep concern was
voiced over her selection for
the role of the Auschwitz sur-
vivor, Fania Fenelon, in Ar-
thur Miller's TV feature
"Playing for Time." Although
Redgrave had produced three
pro-PLO documentaries by
1980, when the Fenelon drama
appeared, Miller defended the
actress. "She doesn't know the
meaning of anti-Semitism,"
Miller said. "She backs the
PLO and opposes Israel
because of her hatred of
Query: Since when is Israel
wedded to capitalism, and does
Redgrave feel guilty when she
puts her huge earnings into
capitalism's shrine, the bank?
Example: In November
1980, when the Beirut
magazine Monday Morning in-
terviewed her, she said there
isn't room for a State of Israel
and added that Israel, pattern-
ed after Hitler's Reich, was
established to advance im-
perialism, aggression and
Example: She campaigned
for the blacklisting of British
actors who performed in
Israel, yet sees no reason for
those who loathe her political
activities to feel uncomfortable
Continued on Page 17
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Readers Write
Tax On Services Support Questioned
It was with utmost regret
that I read your objection to
the Tax on Services in your Oc-
tober 23 edition. Money is
needed for the delivery of
human services and you of-
fered no alternate solution to
this tax dilemma!
The Jewish Philanthropic
community has always been
concerned with charitable
issues, but has steadfastly
avoided facing the needs of the
Jewish seriously mentally ill
young adults who are
schizophrenic and manic
depressive; their needs are no
less than those with cancer,
diabetes, alzheimers, AIDS]
and many other illnesses.
The Florida Alliance for the
Mentally 111 is a confederation
of 34 affiliates statewide with
a membership of 2,000
families. Here, in Palm Beach
County, the Alliance has a
membership of over 170
families, many who are
The recognition of this pro-
blem by your paper would im-
measurably contribute to lif-
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which contributes to the
stigma of serious mental
Dr. Harold Friedman
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Random Thoughts
freely, as fully, and as
democratically as in the
United States.
It was great to go abroad
and even greater to come
home. Vive i'Amerique!
Having just returned from a
glorious trip to Europe, I
thought I'd share some of my
most interesting experiences
with you. Seventy Hadassah
members and their friends
traveled to London and Paris
on a quickie tour, and what a
time we had!
For added excitement, our
flight was delayed a day by
nasty Hurricane Floyd. Once
that debacle was over and our
plane took off we thought we
had conquered the weather.
Were we wrong! No sooner
had we reached our London
hotel when another hurricane
hit England without advance
warning. Our itinerary had to
be rearranged, but fortunately
we saw it all and nothing was
Our London hotel boasted a
lovely, intimate gift shop. The
proprietor was a dapper little
Englishman, impeccably
dressed, well on in years and
veddy-veddy British. My hus-
band and I browsed around,
asking many questions, enjoy-
ing his delightful accented
responses. I must say that the
King's English is never better
displayed than in Great
Well, at one point I ap-
parently used the word
"Hadassah" at which time this
darling little man turned to my
husband, embraced him and
queried, "Bist ah yid?" Upon
the affirmative answer, he ask-
ed us all kinds of questions ..
where were we from, did we
live in an open Jewish com-
munity, how did West Palm
compare with London? He
gave us small trinkets for our
grandsons and even invited us
to his nearby home. What a
charming gentleman he was
and how welcome he made us
Our tour bus drove through
the West End of London par-
ticularly to show us the
synagogue. Imagine our sur-
prise to find that the building
did not face the street but
stood in a courtyard alongside
other buildings behind a large
gate. Unfortunately we could
not enter the shul since a
private funeral service was in
progress for a congregation
We also visited the ancient
city of Bath, a historical area
not to be missed. After a while,
I stopped to rest my aching
feet in Kings Mead Square. As
I sat on a bench under the
trees, I was joined by a middle-
aged lady who carried two
large shopping bags full of
food. I could hardly believe my
eyes when I noticed that she
wore a large Mogen David plus
an even larger Chai.
I spoke to her and she was
ecstatic upon learning all
about our tour, our active
Hadassah group, and our
Jewish involvement in Florida.
Her family is part of a relative-
ly small Jewish population in
Bath and their children were
sent into London for continu-
ing religious education. She
stated that most Jews in her
area were observant and tradi-
tional. We spoke for almost a
half hour and both were most
unhappy to leave since it was
most unlikely that our paths
would ever cross again.
As for France, it was not
surprising to me that the
Jewish feeling is alive and
flourishing there. Contrary to
what you may have heard, we
found people friendly and ac-
comodating wherever we
went. One evening our bus
took us to Montparnasse to see
the Follies. The streets are
very narrow and the bus could
not get through, so we walked
the long block to the theater.
Imagine our surprise to find a
kosher butcher in the midst of
that arty neighborhood. The
signs were in Hebrew and
French but the Yiddishkite
was open and inviting as were
the people.
And farther down the street
we came upon several kosher
restaurants not merely
kosher style, but honest-to-
goodness kosher. In the win-
dows were knishes, kugels and
tzimiss succulent and mouth
watering. The menus were
posted in every window, but
not in English only French.
How I wish there had been
time to visit and sample those
Jewish-French meichles. I
wonder how you say
gehockteh layber in Gallic?
It finally came to me that no
matter where you go in this
wide world, Jewish people
belong to a strong
brotherhood. Our heritage en-
compasses thousands of years
and we are bound together by
tradition and history. We may
live on different continents,
enjoy varying life styles and
customs, but our roots are the
same. And in conclusion I must
say that while travel is
broadening and certainly
educational, there is nowhere
on earth where we Jews live as
Leading Gerontologist To
Address Science Forum
Dr. David Danon, one of the
world's leading gerontologists,
will be the guest speaker at a
Science Forum, presented by
the Palm Beach County
Region of the American Com-
mittee for the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science at 3 p.m. on
Monday, Dec. 7 at the Holiday
Inn, 6255 Okeechobee
Boulevard, West Palm Beach.
His topic is "Aging: It's Not a
Henry "Hank" Grossman,
Forum Chairman, states that
the lecture is open to the
public, but as seating is
limited, reservations must be
made by calling Fran at
689-0726 no later than Dec. 2.
Dr. Danon is a Professor of
Membrane Research at the
Weizmann Institute of Science
in Rehovot, Israel. He is
Founder-Director of the In-
stitute's Belle and Irving
Meller Center for the Biology
of Aging and incumbent of the
Patrick E. Gorman Pro-
fessorial Chair in Biological
He serves as Chief Scientist
in Israel's Ministry of Health
and was for many years the
president of the International
Association of Gerontology.
Dr. David Danon
Dr. Danon has been a resear-
cher in the biology of the aging
process for 31 years. The
Center for the Biology of Ag-
ing is the first official body of
its kind in Israel. At the
Center, Dr. Danon and his
associates seek "to overcome
some of the problems and
perils that so frequently
transform the gift of added
years into an intolerable
burden for patient, family and
society as a whole."
Balfour Day Marked By Unrest
JERUSALEM An upsurge of violence in the ad-
ministered territories marked the 70th anniversary of the
Balfour Declaration Monday.
Two Israelis were slightly injured and later hospitalized
when the Egged bus they were riding was stoned near
Hebron. Curfews were imposed on the Balata and Askar
refugee camps near Nablus after violent demonstrations.
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November 14
Federation Leadership Development Program, 8 p.m.
Temple Israel, Monte Carlo Night Temple Beth David,
Monte Carlo Night, 7 p.m.
November 15
Federation, Campaign Leadership Institute, 9 a.m.-1:30
p.m. Morse Geriatric Center, Volunteer Recognition Day
Hadassah-Florida/Atlantic Region, board, 9:30 a.m. Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women-Flagler Evening, Paid Up
Membership Event American Jewish Congress, Lido Spa
through Nov. 18 Jewish Community Center, Senior
Center Lido Spa Trip.
November 16
Federation, Women's Division Business and Profes-
sional "Campaign Event," 6 p.m. B'nai B'rith-Luceme
Lakes, board, 9:30 a.m. Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood,
noon Hadassah-Kadimah, board, 10 a.m. National
Council of Jewish Women-Palm Beach, "Washington In-
stitute" through Nov. 19 Hadassah-Tikvah, 1 p.m.
Na'amat USA-Sharon, Luncheon/Card Party 11:30 a.m,
Jewish Family and Children's Service, board, 7:30 p.m.
American Israeli Lighthouse, 1 p.m. Hadassah-Lee
Vassil, Chinese Auction Brandeis University Women's
Committee-Boynton Beach, 12:30 p.m.
November 17
Federation, Executive Committee, 4 p.m. Hadassah-
Henrietta Szold, 1 p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom
Sisterhood, 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women-Sholom, noon
Women's American ORT-Lakea of Poinciana, board, 12:30
p.m. Temple Israel, board, 7:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith
Women-Menorah "Chai Luncheon," noon American
Jewish Congress, board, 12:30 p.m. Temple Beth Torah
Sisterhood, board, 8 p.m. Hadassah-Aviva, Lun-
cheon/Fashion Show, and Royce Hotel, noon Yiddish
Culture Group-Century Village, 10 a.m. Jewish Com-
munity Day School, Executive Committee, 7:45 p.m.
November 18
Council of Jewish Federations, General Assembly,
Miami, through Nov. 22 Hadassah-Lee Vassil, 12:30
p.m. Hadassah-Shalom, 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women-
Olam, board, 10 a.m. Hadassah-Kadima, 12:30 p.m.
Hadassah-West Boynton, board, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth
Torah Sisterhood, Card Party, noon B'nai B'nth-Lake
Worth Lodge No. 3016, 7:30 p.m. Na'Amat USA-Golda
Meir, 12:30 p.m. Yiddish Culture Group-Cresthaven, 1
November 19
Council of Jewish Federations, General Assembly,
Miami, through Nov. 22 National Council of Jewish
Women-Okeechobee, 12:30 pjn. Morse Geriatric Center,
Women's Auxiliary, Open board, 1:30 p.m. Hadassah-
Chai, noon
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Director, Florida Repertory Theater; Ben
Roisman, President, Men's Associates;
Morris Rapoport and Sam Meyers, Theater
Party Co-Chairmen.
Morse Men's Associates
Sets Dress Rehearsal Party
A pre-opening night dress
rehearsal of the Broadway hit
musical "My One And Only"
has been booked as a fund-
raiser by the Men's Associates
of the Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center.
At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
9, the Florida Repertory
Theater's cast and crew will
give the audience a sneak
preview of the songs, dances
and color they will be presen-
ting to opening night ticket
holders. A complimentary
champagne social will follow
the dress rehearsal.
"My One And Only"
features well-known, toe-
tapping music by George and
Ira Gershwin, and book by
Peter Stone and Timothy S.
Meyer. The 1983 musical
garnered eight Tony nomina-
tions and two awards.
"We believe the pre-opening
night dress rehearsal is even
more fun to see because the
audience can watch the
behind-the-scenes effort which
goes into a production," said
Ben Roisman, President of the
Men's Associates.
According to Sam Meyers
and Morris Rapoport, co-
chairmen of the event, all seats
will be reserved and free valet
parking will be available. A
tax-deductible contribution of
$27.50 per ticket is being
"Seating is limited to only
350, so we are suggesting that
now is none too soon to make
reservations," Roisman said,
and added, "We are very op-
timistic about the success of
this theater party. We believe
we may be launching a new
tradition in fund-raising for
the Morse Men's Associates."
Tickets are available
through board members of the
Men's Associates. For infor-
mation, call Carole Farrington
at 471-biu.
The Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center is a 120-bed
long-term skilled nursing care
facility located at 4847 Fred
Gladstone Dr. (on Haverhill
Road between Okeechobee
Blvd. and 45th St.). Opened in
1983, the Center is currently
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Friday, November 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Meyer B. Siskin Memorial Institute for Community Leadership
Rabbi Steven Greenberg (right), Program Associate for the of select community leaders. The next program, "Why Don't
National Center for Learning and Leadership, presented the All The Jews Go To Israel?", with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin,
second session in the Meyer B. Siskin Memorial Institute for CLAL Associate, will be given Nov. 24-25. The series of pro-
Community Leadership to the Board of Directors of the grams is being offered by the Federation's Human Resource
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. The same pro- Development Committee through the auspices of CLAL.
gram, "Who Is A Jew?", was repeated for three other groups
Palm Beach Federation Recruiting Representatives
Continued from Page 1
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and
representatives of labor, civil
rights, Christian and other
ethnic groups also will be
David Harris, coordinator of
the event "on loan" from the
American Jewish Committee,
pointed out that Gorbachev
could arrive two or three days
before the official beginning of
the summit and therefore
could be in Washington at the
time of the rally.
The Soviet Jewry Task
Force of the Community Rela-
tions Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County will be leading the
mobilization recruitment ef-
fort locally. Jack Karako and
Cary Friedlander have been
named to chair the Mobiliza-
tion Committee.
"Our Jewish community
must join with people from all
over the United States to show
our concern and solidarity
with those Soviet refuseniks
who are not being allowed to
emigrate. We must
demonstrate to Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev that the
American Jewish community
is not satisfied with cosmetic
overtures as a result of his
glasnost policy. This policy has
allowed the leaders of the
refusenik movement to leave
while keeping thousands of
Soviet Jews trapped with little
hope, support, and leader-
ship," stated Mr. Karako.
Mr. Friedlander noted that
seats have been reserved for
Sunday morning, Dec. 6, for
35 people from the Palm
Beaches to fly to Washington
and return Sunday evening.
"We will be part of this na-
tional comprehensive mobiliza-
tion day which, with over an
expected 10,000 people in at-
tendance, will be a major
media event. At a rally at the
Elipse, we will let Mr. Gor-
bachev know that we are not
satisfied with releasing only
leaders of the refusenik move-
ment to mollify human rights'
demands. Afterwards we will
participate in a march to the
White House. Emigration may
be up, but it does not come
near the number of refuseniks
granted exit visas in the late
1970's. We must make our col-
lective voice heard," he said.
Jack Karako has a long, ac-
tive record of commitment to
upholding the universal
declaration of human rights.
Before joining the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County as a Campaign
Associate in 1984, Mr. Karako
worked for the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith in Washington, D.C.
and worked with human rights
organizations including
Amnesty International and
key Congressional leaders in
addressing fundamental
human rights violations
worldwide. Mr. Krakow is an
insurance salesman with the
Hurwitz Company.
Cary Friedlander is a
graduate of Federation's
Young Leadership program.
Involved in many activities at
Temple Judea, he is Program
Chairman for the
Brotherhood. A resident of
Palm Beach Gardens for four
years, Mr. Friedlander is in
medical sales and marketing
with General Electric Medical
To join the delegation from
the Palm Beaches and/or for
more information, call Mark
Mendel, Staff Associate, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Young Adult Mission
Continued from Page 1
throughout Israel, highlights of the trip include special activities celebrating
Israel's 40th anniversary; a visit to an absorption center for Ethiopian Jews; a
high level briefing on the geo-political situation in the Middle East; meetings
with Israeli leaders and a briefing by government officials; a visit to Israeli high-
tech industries; kibbutz home hospitality; a jeep tour of the wild Galilee; and raf-
ting on the Jordan River.
"We're in the process of forming our committee and are looking forward to
bringing as many young adults as possible on the mission. However, space is
limited so I urge those who would like to learn more about this exciting oppor-
tunity to contact the Federation office soon," stated Mrs. Kay.
Soni Kay is Co-Chairman of the Federation's Leadership Development Com-
mittee. She has been actively involved with the committee for several years, ser-
ving as Chairman in 1986-87. Two years ago she participated in the Florida
Region UJA Young Leadership Mission to Israel. A member of the Board of
Directors of the Jewish Community Day School, Mrs. Kay is also a member of
Jim Kay is a member of the Board of Directors of Federation and the Jewish
Community Center. A member of the Leadership Development Cabinet, the
precursor to the Young Adult Division, he currently is a member of the Leader-
ship Development Committee.
Karen List is also an active member of the Leadership Development Commit-
tee and has previously participated in two UJA missions to Israel. She is a
member of Federation's Young Adult Division Board of Directors, serving as
liaison to the Leadership Development Committee. Mrs. List is a past Board
member of Women's Division and has been involved with Super Sunday for many
years. She is a Vice President of the Palm Beach Evening Chapter of ORT and is
also active in Hadassah and the Sisterhood of Temple Israel. She is involved with
working on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis and Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies.
Martin List serves as Campaign Vice President for the Young Adult Division
and sits on the Federation's Campaign Cabinet. In 1976 he went on a UJA Fami-
ly Mission to Israel and participated in a UJA College Mission to Eastern Europe
and Israel in 1980. Mr. List has been a Super Sunday volunteer for several years.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Day School
and Temple Israel.
Continued from Page 3
Soviet Union occurred."
The task force is sponsoring
the Community Plea for Soviet
Jewry on Dec. 10 to keep the
community updated on the
latest information concerning
Soviet Jewry.
Terry Rapaport is a past
President of the Florida Cen-
tral Region of Hadassah and is
presently a member of the Na-
tional Board. She has held
many positions on a local and
regional level including Presi-
dent of the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Chapter seeing it through
its reorganization into a
chapter with eight groups and
over 2,400 members. Ms.
Rapaport is on the Board of
Temple Judea and serves on
the CRC. She is administrative
assistant to Carol Roberts,
Chairman of the Palm Beach
County Commission.
Sandra Goldberg has been
active since the late 60's in the
Soviet Jewry movement. In
the early 70's, she chaired the
Soviet Jewry Committee of
the North Shore Jewish
Federation in Marblehead,
Massachusetts. Mrs. Goldberg
was an active member of the
this community's Soviet Jewry
Task Force last year and work-
ed unrelentlessly on Cherna
Goldort's behalf. Her activities
in Florida include the Angel of
Mercy Committee of
Hadassah; life member of the
Palm Beach Chapter of
Brandeis University Women's
Association; condominium
Chairman for the Heart Fund
and Arthritis Foundation; and
National Co-Chairman of the
Edna Hibel Collector's Socie-
ty. She also is involved with
numerous organizations in
For more information, con-
tact Mark Mendel, Staff
Associate, at the Federation
office, 832-2120.
Soni Kay
Jim Kay
Karen List
Martin List
For more information, contact Mark Mendel, Director of Leadership
Development, at the Federation office, 832-2120.

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 13, 1987
Project Renewal
Continued from Page 1
Renewal and I am delighted
that they have accepted the
chairmanship of this important
The Siskins indicated that
they had a very special feeling
about this community's con-
nection to Hod Hasharon. "We
are honored that we have
been given the opportunity
to continue this rewarding
people-to-people involvement
put in place by past Chairmen.
Hopefully, within the next two
years, we will complete this
community's financial commit-
ment to the residents of Hod
Hasharon," stated Mrs.
Besides the remarkable
physical improvement of the
neighborhoods, the Siskins cite
two other major achievements
that have resulted from the
partnership. "The success of
our work on behalf of the
children of the community is
significant," stated Mr. Siskin.
"We have established a top-
rated day care facility for
children, the Jeanne and Irwin
Levy Day Care Center, as well
as the Michael C. Burrows
Early Enrichment Center
which offers a variety of health
and educational programs for
parents of infants and
newborns as well as basic skills
for youngsters.
"In addition, through an
ongoing leadership develop-
ment program, a cadre of
dedicated and very capable
leaders has been developed.
This is extremely important
for the future of the communi-
ty," he said.
To complete this com-
munity's financial commit-
ment to the people of Giora
and Gil Amal, $200,000 must
be raised over the next two
years. Several fund-raising
programs have been establish-
ed in order to meet the goal.
Rooms in the Jeanne and Irwin
Day Care Center and in the
Beit Ha'am (Community
Center) currently under con-
struction can be dedicated.
The Beit Ha'am complex will
consist of three separate
buildings the Ribakoff
Elderly Center, the Salzman
Early Childhood Development
Center, and the Mortimer Har-
rison Neighborhood Center.
Another way for members of
this community to show their
support for the people of Hod
Hasharon is to become a
Toshav Kovod, an honorary
resident of Gil Amal and
Giora. Upon pledging a
minimum of $1,000 (payable
over two years), honorary
residents will be presented a
hand-painted certificate,
especially designed for this
community, for their dedica-
tion to this unique partnership
Miami Ballet To Give
Benefit Performance
In Jerusalem For AACI
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The Miami City Ballet,
under the artistic direction of
Edward Villela, is conducting
its first overseas tour and will
be appearing throughout
Israel from Dec. 12-20.
The Jerusalem premier will
take place on Dec. 16 at the
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serves the 60,000 North
American olim living in
Israel. The evening will in-
clude a gala Chanukah recep-
tion during intermission, as
well as a post-performance
party to be hosted by Sandi
and Charlies Simon, former
residents of Miami. This party
will be for the artists and for
all patrons who have purchas-
ed a ticket of $150 or more.
Ticket prices are $35, $50,
$100, $150, $250, or $500. To
purchase tax deductible tickets
send checks made out to "PEF
Israel," include name, address
and phone number of recipient
in Israel and mail to AACI,
POB 71141, Jerusalem, Israel
92428. If you have any ques-
tions please contact Bunny
Goldstein at the Aliyah Coun-
cil, 4200 Biscavne Blvd.
between the people of Israel
and the Jews of the United
"We also feel it is very im-
portant for people from our
community to visit our family
in Hod Hasharon. This per-
sonal contact is what makes
Project Renewal unique and
successful," stated Mrs.
This community's represen-
tative in Hod Hasharon is
Elizabeth Homans, who in ad-
dition to working directly with
the residents, takes visitors
from the Palm Beaches on a
tour of Giora and Gil Amal
where they can see the positive
results first-hand. Mrs.
Homans was in the Palm
Beaches this month for con-
sultations with the Board of
Directors of Federation and
participated in the USA/Israel
program presented by Calvary
Temple Monday, Nov. 9.
Members of this church visited
Hod Hasharon over the sum-
mer and are dedicating a room
in the Beit Ha'am.
Phillip Siskin, a member of
the Board of Directors of
Federation and the Campaign
Cabinet, is the founding Co-
Chairman of the Wellington
Campaign Division. A former
Vice President of the Jewish
Community Day School, he
currently is a member of the
JCDS Honorary Board of
Directors. Mr. Siskin is a past
Financial Secretary of Temple
Beth El as well as Men's Club
Vice President. He also served
as Vice President of the Cen-
tral Conservative Synagogue.
Leah Siskin is Secretary of
the Executive Committee of
the Federation's Board of
Directors. In addition to her
portfolio as Project Renewal
Co-Chairman, she is Chairman
of the Federation's Human
Resource Development Com-
mittee. Last year she and her
husband co-chaired the
Federation's Community
Dinner-Dance. Having worked
extensively in the Women's
Division, she currently sits on
the Board of Directors as
Chairman of its By-Laws Com-
mittee. She is a member of the
Lion of Judah Committee and
the Golda Meir Task Force of
the Business and Professional
Women's Networking Group.
To make arrangements to
tour Hod Hasharon during an
upcoming trip to Israel, call
Ronni Epstein, Director of
Communications and Human
Resource Development, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
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Israel To Stage Lavish
Production Of Verdi Opera
most lavish and costly project
in operatic history, a $11.5
million production of Giuseppe
Verdi's "Nabucco"
(Nebuchadnezzar), will be per-
formed a dozen times in
Jerusalem next May as the ma-
jor attraction of Israel's year-
long celebration to mark its
40th anniversary of
First performed in 1842 at
La Scala, in Milan, Italy, the
four-act opera tells the story of
Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylo-
nian king who ordered the
destruction of Jerusalem in
587 BCE, and the exile of the
Jewish people to Babylon.
"The opera will have a
magnificent setting at the
Sultan's Pool, known formally
as the Hassenfeld Am-
phitheater, just outside the
city's walls, at a site originally
selected by King Herod for
Jerusalem's water supply,"
Mayor Teddy Kollek of
Jerusalem told a crowded
news conference at the Plaza
Hotel here Tuesday.
"It was in Jerusalem that
the massacre of the Jews took
place when the city was
overhelmed bv Babylonian
forces headed by King
Nebuchadnezzar," Kollek said"
Michael Ecker, president of
Opera on Original Site (OOS),
a Swiss-based company
specilizing in staging operas at
their original location is the
producer of "Nabucco." He
said at the news conference
that 12 performances are plan-
ned from May 15-29,1988 with
the possiblity of four addi-
tional performances through
June 2.
Major opera stars will take
part in the production, Ecker
disclosed. Those already sign-
ed to head the four alternating
casts include such luminaries
as Grace Bumbry, Olivia
Stapp, Ingvar Wixell, Renato
Bruson, Kurt Rydl, Martti
Talvera and Piero Capuccilli.
According to the producer,
the 7,700-seat Sultan's Pool
amphitheater will be
transformed to accommodate
a tremendous cast including a
chorus of approximately 2450
singers (the Pro-Musica
Chorus of London) and about
850 non-singing performers.
Italian artistic director Vit-
torio Rossi, who will direct the
production as well as provide
settings and costumes, in-
troduced during the new con-
ference Tuesday some of the
elaborate costumes he already
designed for the show. He said
that he decided to get involved
with "Nabucco" because the
opera's message is that "vic-
tory is truly in the hand of
spirituality and peace."
Moshe Shoshani, head of
Israel's Tourism Ministry in
the United States, said he ex-
pects close to 70,000 tourists
from all over the world to
come to Israel to attend the
"Nabucco" performances.
Nabucco is produced and
organized by Opera on
Original Site, in cooperation
with the Israel Festival, the
Israel Ministry of Tourism and
the Association for Promoting
Tourism in Israel. Also
assisting the project is Opera-
tion Independence, an interna-
tional organization of
businessmen dedicated to the
support of Israel.
Israel's 1st
In Years
first cases of botulism in Israel
in 16 years apparently were
caused by contaminated
whitefish from the United
States, Health Ministry
sources said Wednesday.
They reported it was traced
to a kilo (2.2 lbs.) of the fish
recently brought from
Brooklyn, N.Y., by the relative
of a 40-year-old woman admit-
ted to Hadassah Hospital in
Jerusalem last week suffering
from breathing difficulties and
double vision. Investigators
went to her home, where they
found the fish. Tests proved it
to be tainted.
Several days earlier, a
60-year-old woman, a member
of the same family, died at
Shaare Zedek Hospital. She,
too, is believed to have eaten
the contaminated fish.
U.S. health authorities have
been notified, although the
Israeli Health Ministry could
not provide the brand name of
the fish.
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Women's Division-TBD Sisterhood Coffee
Over 40 members of Temple Beth David
Sisterhood attended an outreach coffee
sponsored by the Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
at the home of Susan Mark in Palm Beach
Gardens. Sheila Lewis (standing), Presi-
dent of the Sisterhood, reviews upcoming
temple events before turning the informal
meeting over to members of the Board of
Directors of the Women's Division, who
gave an overview of their educational,
outreach, leadership development, cam-
paign, and business and professional
women's activities. The women also heard
how Federation serves as the central coor-
dinating body for fund raising, strategic
planning, allocations and communal ser-
vices for the Palm Beach County Jewish
Thanking hostess Susan Mark (right) for Women's Division liaison to the temple;
her hospitality are (left to right) Marcy Sandra Rosen, WD Outreach Vice Presi-
Marcus, member of Temple Beth David dent; and Sheila Lewis, TBD Sisterhood
Sisterhood Board of Directors and President.
Speaking on behalf of Women's Division and Federation were
(left to right) Carol Greenbaum, Women's Division President;
Marva Perrin, Vice President of Federation and a member of
the Women's Division Campaign Cabinet; and Lynne Ehrlich,
Federation Assistant Campaign Director.
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Charlotte Morpurgo, Lolly Lauer, and Ellen Gordon
Jan Berke and Midge Lansat
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Adrienne Maier, Barbara Anfinsen, and RiU Levine.
Gabriella Winter, Diana Berwick, and Liliana Rosenberg

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 13, 1987
Erwin H. Blonder, President
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County
Q. Why is Federation supporting the
JCCampus concept?
A. Right now in the Palm Beaches,
our Jewish communal agencies are
spread all over the area with no iden-
tified Jewish center. By having a
JCCampus, we make a strong statement
that this Jewish community is growing,
viable, and offers a variety of activities,
programs, and services to meet the
needs of its residents. At present, all our
facilities are very inadequate. The
JCCampus' new buildings will be
especially designed for each agency's in-
dividual needs to provide a better en-
vironment where high quality activities,
programs, and services will serve to
strengthen our Jewish community.
Q. What is the responsibility of the
community to support the JCCampus
Capital Campaign?
A. We all have a responsibility to the
Jewish community as an entity. We are
a young Jewish community in this coun-
try so we don't have the history of many
Jewish organizations built up over the
years. With the rapid expansion of
Jewish population in the Palm Beaches,
it is vital that we provide the full range
of services that a community of our size
needs and deserves. The JCCampus con-
cept is the effective way to provide for
our Jewish community's needs.
Q. How will the community benefit
from Federation being located on the
A. We will have a building with
Jewish identification, the centralized of-
fice for the Jewish community. It will
allow us to provide services in a more ef-
ficent manner than we can provide in
our current inadequate facilities and
avoid having to pay exorbitant office
Q. How will the community benefit
from having Federation and all its
beneficiary agencies in one central
A. The Jewish Community Campus
will become a focal point for Jewish
communal service. People will be able to
attend a cultural program at the JCC
building, go for a swim or exercise after-
wards, and then walk over to the
Federation or JFCS building to attend a
volunteer meeting. If hey have children
in the preschool, they can pick them up
afterwards. There are many variations
on this theme. Additionally, more people
will be able to understand what takes
place in all the agencies when they are in
a centralized location.
Q. Are there any similar campuses in
the U.S. and what has been the response
of the community?
A. There are quite a few Jewish com-
munities that have central campuses.
All are very pleased with them and feel
that they are providing greater service
to the community in a cost-effective
manner, rather than having all the agen-
cies located in different parts of the
community. The many successful cam-
puses have served as a model for our
own plans.
2 Boulevard Entrance
3 Amphitheater
4 Holocaust Memorial/Archives
5 LargeLake
6 Jewish Community Campus Sculpture
7 SmaBLake
I Campus Drive
9 MainPlaza
10 Entry Plaza
II Main Entry Gates
12 12th Street Entry (Projected)
13 Main Promenade
14A-B Outdoor Gardens (2)
15A-B Courtyards (2)
16 Outdoor Garden Seating
17 Parking Area North
11 Large Lake Promenade
19 Small Lake Promenade
20 Patting Area East
21 Picnic Area
22 Walking Trail
23 Fitness Stations on Trail
24 Nature Center
25 Outdoor Garden Lighting
26 Outdoor Shelters
27 Nature Learning Center
28 Lighting/North Parking Area
29 Lighting/East Parking Area
30 Handicapped Access Ramps
31 Flagpole & Flags
32 Planters
33 Outdoor Drinking Fountains
75.000 X
7S.O0O&1 X
37 Main Lobby $300,000
38 Main Doors 50.000
39 Main Lobby Reception Area 25.000
40 Lobby Exhibit Area 25.000
41 Lobby An Work 18.000
42 Mezuzah 18.000
43 East Building Reception Area 15.000
44 Lobby Checkroom 10,000
45 Lobby Directory Board 10,000
46 Lobby Bulletin Board 10,000
47 Gift Shop JP.000
48A-B Trophy Cases (2) 5.000
49 Auditorium $500,000
50 Auditorium Lobby 150.000
51 Stage 100.000
52 Auditorium Entrance Doors 50,000
53 Habimah Rehearsal Area 35.000
54 Audio Visual Center 35.000
55A-B Theater Arts Workshops (2) 25,000
56 Stage Curtain 18,000
57 Auditorium Ticket Office 15.000
58A-B Theater Dressing Rooms (2) 15,000m.
59A-B Pianos (2) 13,000m
60 Auditorium Lobby Sculpture 10,000
61 Jewish Cultural Arts Panels 10,000/\/t
62 Community Conference Center $125,000
63A-B Conference Meeting Rooms (2) 36,000m
64 HEALTH CLUB $250,000
65 Cardiovascular Testing Center 150.000
66 Nautilus Center 125.000
67 Health Club Lobby 50.000
68 Health Club Lounge 50.000
69 Exercise Room 50.000
70 Men's Locker Room 36.000
71 Women's Locker Room 36.000
Building.. .A P
Groundbreaking, j>
The Dream Con
Many opportunities for honor, inemorializcUion,
and recognition are available throughout the entire
Jewish Community Campus. Such recognition serves
as a perpetual reminder and example of generosity
and concern. What we build today will enrich the
Jewish life of our entire community now and for
generations to come. Many other opportunities are
available, and all contributions of $500 and more will
be appropriately recognized. For more information,
contact Marjorie Scott, JCCampus Capital Campaign
Director, at the Federation office, 8S2-2120.
72 Preventive Medicine Center 35,000
73 Wet Steam Room 25,000
74 Sauna 25,000
75 Massage Room 18.000
76 Whirlpool Bath 18.000
77 Control Desk 15.000
78 Men's Grooming Area 15,000
79 Women's Grooming Area 15,000
80 Locker Facilities/Handicapped 13,000
II Men's Locker Snack Area 10.000
82 Women's Locker Snack Area 10.000
13 Pool A Deck $250,000
84 Children's Pool 36,000
IS Outdoor Snack Bar 25,000
86 Aquatic Director's Office 18,000
87 Outdoor Shower Facility 15,000
88 Lifeguard Station 13.000
89 Pool Diving Board 10.000
90 Pool Access/Handicapped 10.000
91 SPORTS COMPLEX $600,000
92 Gymnasium 350.000
93 Indoor Jogging Track (Proposed) 250,000
94 Baseball/Softball Field 150.000
95 Soccer Field 100.000
96 Racquetball Complex (Indoor) 100.000
97 Racquetball Complex (Outdoor) 85,000
98 Outdoor Running Track 50,000
99A-E Tennis Courts (5) 3S.000f^
100 Basketball Backstops 25.000
I0IA-D Racquetball Courts (Indoor-4) 18.000m
102A-D Racquetball Courts (Outdoor 4) 18,000m
103 Gymnasium Scoreboard 18,000
I04A-D Ballfield Bleachers (4) 18.000m
105 First Aid Station 18.000
106 Ballfield Scoreboard 15,000
I07A-D Gymnasium Bleachers (4) 15.000m
I08A-D Tennis Shelters (4) 13.000m
109 Gymnasium Office 10,000
JFCS Sees JCCampus As V
David R. Schwartz,
Jewish Family and
Children's Service
Q. Why do you see a new JFCS facili-
ty on the JCCampus as essential to this
community's future growth?
A. Several reasons We need a new
building because we have outgrown en-
tirely the space we have. As we add
more staff to serve the people who need
us, we rent more and more space, often
in locations not adjacent to our main
building. We also look forward to being
on the JCCampus so that we will be able
to work with the other community agen-
cies in the effective, close, cooperative
fashion which is facilitated on a JCCam-
pus. Additionally, we would like to give
a clear message to the community that
we are a Jewish agency. We are visibly
part of the Jewish community by being
on the Jewish campus.
Q. What area of JFCS programming
is suffering most from lack of facilities
and why?
A. All areas. Our overcrowded offices
in a busy commercial area give clients
the wrong message. They need both
privacy and surroundings in which they
can feel comfortable and secure. The
staff needs qi
Young childr
area especial
for them. Th
current pre
alleviated by
especially for
Q. Will you
tiality in a cs
A. Absolute
privacy and co
tng will be ei

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p] lace Fo >rl Js : 146 SENIOR ADULT WING Senior Adult Program Room Senior Adult Dining Area Reserved $250,000 50.000 35,000
t jvember 22 147 141 I4 Senior Adult Courtyard Senior Adult Learning Center Recreational Equipment 25,000 X 25,000 20.000
150 Senior Adult Staff Office 10,000 X
}omes True 151 152 COMMUNITY KOSHER KITCHEN Dairy Kitchen $75,000 Meat Kitchen 75,000
153 Meals on Wheels Facility 50.000 ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS

Jewish Community Campus 154 155 156 Administrative Wing Board Room Computer Center $250,000 150.000 100.000
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN 157 Executive Director's Office 50.000 X
158 Administrative Offices 50.000
159 160 Central Communications System Central Security System 50.000 50.000

Future home of 161 162 President's Office Mail k Duplicating Center 30.000 25.000
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County 163 164 Volunteer Center Staff Lounge 20.000 18.000
165 Assistant Director's Office 10.000 X
s Jewish Community Center 166 Volunteer Director's Office 10.000 X
167AM Department Heads' Offices (14) 10 000m
-1 N 168 Convenience Kitchen 10.000
$ l|| Jewish Family & Children's Service 169 Drinking Fountains 7.500m X
Om\w 170 171 JEWISH FEDERATION BUILDING Building Cornerstone $1,000,000 100.000

172 Board Room 100.000 X
Reserved 173 Main Lobby & Reception Area 100.000 X
ill Fine Arts Studio 30,000 X 174 Executive Director's Office 50.000
112 Crafts 4 Ceramics Room 50,000 X 175 Media Center 50.000
113 Fine Arts Facilities 30,000 X 176 Conference Room 50.000
114 Library Furnishings 25.000 X 177 Accounting Center 50.000
IIS Carpentry Workshop 25.000 178 Computer Center 50.000
1I6A-B Program Rooms (2): Galil, Negev 18.000m X 179 President's Office 36.000
117 Photography/Multimedia Room 18.000 180 Secretarial Area 36.000
118 Music Room 15.000 181 Entrance Doors 36.000
119 Judaic Study Area 13,000 182 183 Campaign Director's Office Elevator 30.000 25.000
120 CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER $500,000 I84A-G Department Heads' Offices (7) 25.000/-i X
121 Children's Playground 100.000 185 Mail k Duplicating Center 20.000
122 Toddler Day Care Complex 75.000 186 Comptroller's Office 20.000
123 Outdoor Play Area 50.000 X 187 Mezuzah 18.000
124 Access Promenade 50.000 X 188 Convenience Kitchen 13.000
125 Infant Care Nursery 35,000 I89A-L Staff Offices (12) 10.000/ -i
126 Resource/Parenting Center 25.000 X 190 Drinking Fountains 7.500/-i
127 Parent-Toddler Classroom 25.000 JEWISH FAMILY ft CHILDREN'S
128 A P Classrooms (16): 25.000m 191 SERVICE BUILDING $600,000
Alef X Zayin Mem 192 Lobby A Reception Area 50.000
Bet X Het Nun 193 Board Room 36,000 X
Gimd X Tet Samech 194 Executive Director's Office 36.000
Daled X Yud Ayin 195 Soundproofing 35,000
Hay Kaf Pay 1% Waiting Room: Children/Family 25,000
Vov Lamed 197 Entrance Doors 25.000
129 Children's Museum 20.000 198 Assistant Director's Office 25.000
130 Sheltered Promenade 18.000 199 Secretarial Area 25.000
131 Museum Learning Center 15.000 200 Videotaping Facilities 25,000
132 Handicapped Play Equipment 13.000 201 Waiting Room: Teen/Youth 25,000
202A-C Meeting Rooms (3) 20.000/a
203A-C Program Heads' Offal (3) 20.000/ i
133 TEEN/YOUTH WING $250,000 X 204A-D Department Heads' Offices (4) 20,000m
134 Teen/Youth Game Room 25.000 X 205 Me/uzah 18.000
135 dame Room Equipment 25.000 206A-B Group Counseling Rooms (2) 18.000/ i X
136 Teen/Youth Lounge 25.000 X 207 Waiting Room: Adult 18.000
137 Teen/Youth Office 10.000 X 208 PlayTherapy Rooms (2) 18.000/ i
138 Convenience Kitchen 10.000 209 Student Offices (2) 15.000/1
139 "Builders of The Future" Panel 10.000 HAM 2I0A-EE Counseling Offices (30) 10.000m
211 Convenience Kitchen 10.000
140 YOUNG ADULT CENTER $100,000 212 Drinkmp Fountains 7.500m
141 Young Adult Lounge 50.000 X
142 Young Adult Program Room 15.000 X All Dedication Opportunities are subject to prior
143 Convenience Kitchen 10.000 reservation, as well us jinal site and building plans.
* Vital To Community's Growth
' needs quiet space in which to work,
dg children should have a waiting
especially designed to be suitable
them. These are only some of the
ent problems that would be
iated by new facilities designed
rially for this agency's needs.
Will you be able to insure confiden-
f in a campus setting with other
Absolutely. Our design will insure
cy and confidentiality. Soundproof-
nil be enormously better, and m
fact, we will be able to provide an en-
vironment, in which people feel more
free to come to JFCS for a variety of
reasons for help, to volunteer, to par-
ticipate as leaders in the agency. Our
Executive Director, Neil Newstein, has
worked on a campus previously and
knows that it actually enhances privacy.
Q. How will services improve when
your' agency moves to the JCCampus? .
A. It will be more efficient. We will
work more closely with other agencies.
Our offices will be especially designed to
meet our special needs so that we will be
able to work more efficiently on a day-
to-day basis. We will be able to give bet-
ter service in a Jewish climate.
Q. How will moving to the JCCampus
affect the number of people you serve?
A. The Demographic Study has shown
that the Jewish community in the Palm
Beaches is enormous and we know it
from the increasing demands on our ser-
vices. Moving to the new facility will
allow us to serve many more people
from a convenient central facility.
JCC: JCCampus
Focal Point
For Jewish
Communal Life
Zelda Pincourt Mason,
Jewish Community Center
Q. Why is a new JCC building essen-
tial to this community's growth?
A. The Jewish community of the Palm
Beaches is so widely dispersed, from
Stuart to Boynton Beach, that we have
never had a focal point for Jewish com-
munal life. The new Jewish Community
Center will help strengthen our feeling
of community and give us a place for all
Jews to gather for activities and pro-
grams of all kinds. When people are part
of such a nurturing environment, they
are inspired to become more involved in
the total Jewish community.
Q. What area of JCC programming is
suffering most from lack of facilities and
A. Every area! All our programs from
pre-school through older adults have
waiting lists. Due to lack of space and in-
adequate facilities, our youth and teen
programs have suffered the most. Of
course, there are no real athletic pro-
grams at the JCC itself which forces us
to use facilities spread throughout the
community. Our senior adults really
need more space for socializing, recrea-
tion, and the programs that so enrich
their lives. Other segments of our
Jewish community can have only sparse
programming now. It all comes down to
a lack of room and facilities to properly
serve many of the people who should be
able to count on us.
Q. How will the JCC benefit from be-
ing part of the JCCampus?
A. The benefits include the coordina-
tion of the delivery of services with
other Jewish Federation agencies, the
joint use of facilities and space,
economies as a result of central purchas-
ing, and perhaps, most important, the
interaction that will take palce among
people of all ages and from all areas of
the community.
Q. What can the JCC offer people who
have similar facilities in their
neighborhood or condo?
A. The programs offered in condos
and recreational communities are often
of good quality but they rarely can spon-
sor the exciting events that bring people
together from all areas of the communi-
ty in a Jewish atmosphere. Only a
Center can offer such a broad range of
activities and programs enriched by the
Jewish focus and atmosphere which per-
vades a Jewish campus.
Q. What additional programs and ac-
tivities will be available at the new
A. We are very excited about the
amount and quality of the programs and
activities that we will be able to offer.
There will be an olympic-size swimming
pool where all levels of swimming
lessons will be available for infants to
seniors. Our health club will include a
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 13, 1987
Sharansky in Profile:
First We Become Zionists Then We Become Jews
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
the former Soviet refusenik
whose fight for freedom
became a cause championed by
Jews and other supporters
worldwide, says he has not
been to a therapist or
psychiatrist since his sudden
release to Israel in February
"I never had those problems.
I think the KGB helped me to
be absolutely healthy from the
psychological point of view,"
Sharansky mused as he shared
some of his struggles, current
lifestyle and hopes in an ex-
clusive interview with The
Jewish Floridian.
While it is common for
Americans to seek counseling
to help with their struggles, it
is unlikely that half as many
have endured the mental and
physical torture Sharansky
faced while imprisoned for
almost a decade in Soviet
prison and labor camps. There
were years that went by when
he could not see his family,
times he was placed in an isola-
tion cell with no outside
Then, and now, Sharansky
had his methods of coping.
"Sometimes 1 had to repeat
to myself hundreds of times a
day to keep myself rational,
what is my aim, what are my
systems of values, who are the
KGB, what are their aims and
to repeat this and to repeat
and to repeat."
AS A YOUTH he had been a
chess champion and there
were many times in prison
when he would create chess
games in his mind.
"Especially when you're in
the punishment cell, suffering
from cold and hunger and from
no contact with the world," he
recounts. "Nothing to read or
write and simply to keep think-
ing about something and to
keep being logical you have to
have some exercise, and that
was my exercise.'
The discipline that Sharan-
sky exhibited then is evident
now as he sits in an office in
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Miami office,
where posters calling for his
freedom as well as the freedom
of other Soviet Jews, still hang
on the walls. He is calm and
serious and his blue eyes
reflect that he is living in the
Sharansky was not immune
to the emotions of his ordeal
and he says that is "exactly
why" he is writing a book that
tells about the struggle of
Soviet Jews and his years as
the unofficial spokesman for
human rights in the Soviet
Union. Although books have
been written about Sharansky,
this is the first book he has
authored about his
publishers gave him a large
enough advance on the book to
support his family during its
writing and enable him to
spend the remainder of his
time working for the release of
Soviet Jews.
"It gives me the opportunity
to relieve me of my past," he
says of the book, which is
scheduled for release in May.
"I think it's an important
message, to share this ex-
perience. It's a big relief that
now I've almost finished with
my past and I can work instead
on Russian Jews."
He started working on the
book a little over a year ago
and worked on it every day for
about six hours. He wrote his
way through more than 1,000
pages only to learn that Ran-
dom House would prefer to
keep it to 600 pages. People
don't read long books, Sharan-
sky was told. 'Yet, they didn't
know where to cut," he adds.
"They said, 'this is good, this is
good,' but that the masses of
people don't read."
While Sharansky may be
stable, his life is oftentimes
"I say many times, but peo-
ple think that I'm joking, that
sometimes I'm missing those
days when I was in prison
because then I had all the time
to concentrate on some impor-
tant things in our lives, some
most important challenges.
And here everyday you have
thousands of things, it's such a
mess, a stream of information.
I don't have time to stop to
think, to analyze and to make
the most important choices.
And that's really something to
which I have to get accustom-
ed and somehow take control
over things."
SHARANSKY says he has
postponed a lucrative offer to
make a big lecture tour in
America. 'It would mean many
months to leave Israel and to
turn Soviet Jewry into
business. I think it's not impor-
tant for the struggle," he says.
Sharansky is living in
Jerusalem with his wife Avital
and their one-year-old
daughter, Rachel, who was
conceived almost immediately
after Sharansky arrived in
His 79-year-old mother Ida
Milgrom, who waged her own
fight against the Soviet
authorities when she learned
her son was not getting proper
medical attention in prison,
was allowed to emigrate to
Israel about six months after
Sharansky arrived and now
lives with her son and
daughter-in-law. At first,
Sharansky reveals, the
Kremlin officials would not
release his mother. "The first
months the Soviets tried to
blackmail me, sending infor-
mation that if I would be
outspoken, if I go to America,
it would have a negative in-
fluence on permission for my
family to leave.
"BUT FROM ALL my ex-
perience, I know the most im-
portant thing is not to
demonstrate that you are
weak or vulnerable to their
blackmail and so I continued to
do what I was doing."
Sharansky's wife had been in
Israel since 1974. They had
known each other for eight
months and decided to get
married. The day after their
marriage, Avital left for
Israel. For the next 12 years
she was separated from her
Sharansky explains why he
encouraged the separation.
"When we met I was already a
Natan Sharansky peruses psalm book which was returned to him by Soviet prison officials.
refusenik," he says. "I didn't
want her to get refused. And it
was such an optimistic mo-
ment, I insisted she apply
separately. At this time we
tried to register our marriage
officially in Soviet offices and I
was already known as a
troublemaker. They gave her a
visa and didn't let us register
our marriage. Then, at the last
moment, we succeeded to have
a marriage with a rabbi in a
chupah. So on July 4, 1974, we
had chupah and the fifth (of Ju-
ly) she left."
When Sharansky arrived in
Israel he found that his wife
had become religiously obser-
vant. While Avital was
fighting for her husband's
release from the Soviet Union
a fight that Sharansky now
points out was stronger than
Soviet officials would have
predicted she was joined in
her struggle by religious
Zionist movements and was in-
fluenced, he explains, by some
of the greatest Zionist
spiritual leaders.
The change his wife made
from knowing little about her
religion as did most Soviet
Jews to becoming tradi-
tional in her observance, is a
change Sharansky says is
working in their marriage
"because we respect one
another. And of course, if she
wants to keep a kosher house I
help her. But as you see, I
don't have a kippah (skull cap)
and so on. We have the same
God and the same belief but
each of us has his own way."
after the years of separation
was not as difficult, Sharansky
observes, because even in
separation a spiritual relation-
ship had been maintained.
"We were in the midst of a
struggle and knew all the time
that we were struggling
together. It helped me to sur-
vive definitely even though for
a year there was no informa-
tion. That's why we've never
had a feeling that (they were)
lost years..
"Of course, we found out
each of us has quite a different
experience and knowledge and
orientations. But if you have
love and respect, it's not dif-
ficult to overcome."
The one thing they had in
common, was they were
among the wave of Soviet
Jews to become Zionists, and
Zionism, Sharansky says,
came before Judaism.
Like many Jews, Sharansky
says he never felt comfortable
in the Soviet system "where
the state decides for you what
you must think, what you must
say, what you must write.
"I felt anti-Semitism from
my childhood.- But then, as
many other Soviet Jews, I saw
the solution of my problem on-
ly in assimilation.
"And then, when 1967 came,
I think it was a turning point
for Soviet Jewry," Sharansky
says, referring to the Six-Day-
War in Israel. "Suddenly we
realized that there is a state
which is struggling not only
for its own independence but
for our dignity.
somehow changed the at-
mosphere of the Soviet Union
and anti-Semites started
treating Jews with more
respect, maybe some hatred,
but more respect. And so we
started realizing that we have
another fate, we have a choice
in this country, we are not
doomed to live like slaves in
the Soviet Union. So we first
became Zionists and then we
became Jewish. You will see
the first people who were
struggling to leave the Soviet
Union were all ardent Zionists.
And though none of them
knew anything about Hebrew
and the Jewish culture, they
were all going to Israel.
And it is a Jewish instinct
that made the Jew less willing
to accept the Soviet lifestyle,
he contends. "Because Jews,
all the time, even if they're not
political dissidents, try to
display initiative all the time,
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whirlpool, steam rooms,
sauna, massage room,
Nautilus health center, as well
as handball, softball, soccer,
cricket, volleyball, and walking
programs. There will be a full
range of arts and crafts, an
auditorium for cultural and
educational programs, and
performing arts programs and
facilities. Fitness programs
will include body dynamics-
muscle toning, executive
fitness, pre and post-natal ex-
ercise, and cardiovascular and
.handicapped exercise and
therapy program. And there
will be so much more.

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Friday, November 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Ed Lefkowitz Named PBC Chairman Of Holocaust
Remembrance Award Dinner For Israel Bonds
Ed Lefkowitz will serve as
Chairman of Palm Beach
County for the Third Annual
Remembrance Award Dinner
to be held at the Fontainebleau
Hilton in Miami Beach for Sun-
day evening, Dec. 20, in
association with State of Israel
Lefkowitz is President of the
Holocaust Survivors of the
Palm Beaches, Inc.
Several thousand Holocaust
survivors from all parts of the
U.S. and Canada are expected
to attend the dinner where the
1987 International Elie Wiesel
Remembrance Award will be
presented to Benjamin Meed,
President of the American
Gathering and Federation of
Jewish Holocaust Survivors.
"This award is in recognition
of Ben Meed's efforts to en-
sure that the Holocaust will be
remembered by all future
generations of Jews and non-
Jews," Lefkowitz said.
The prestigious award is
named for its first recipient,
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel.
Henry Kissinger, former
U.S. Secretary of State; and
Zubin Mehta, noted conductor
of the New York and Israel
Philharmonic Orchestras:
(both of whom participated in
the first two Remembrance
Award Dinners) are serving as
Honorary Co-Chairmen of the
tribute to Mr. Meed.
Key Demjanjuk Defense Witness
Nearly Bolts During Testimony
key witness for the defense of
suspected war criminal John
Demjanjuk threatened to walk
out of the court because he
said he was insulted by the
cross-examination of state at-
torney Yona Blatman.
But Count Nicolae Tolstoi, a
Russian-born British historian,
changed his mind after
presiding Judge Dov Levin
warned that if Tolstoi
withdrew, his testimony of the
past two days would be ex-
punged from the record, thus
dealing a major setback to the
Tolstoi, a distant .relative of
the famous Russian novelist
Leo Tolstoi, insists that a vital
prosecution document which
could convict Demjanjuk may
well be a KGB forgery. He also
maintains that Demjanjuk's
alibi "is fully consistent with
historical events as they are
known to me."
The documents in question is
an SS identity card, obtained
by the prosecution from Soviet
sources, which bears a
photograph of Demjanjuk at
about age 22 and proves that
the bearer was a Soviet army
defector trained by the SS for
voluntary guard duty at the
Treblinka death camp.
Demjanjuk, 66, a Ukrainian-
born retired automobile
worker from Cleveland, Ohio,
claims he was recruited into
the Red Army and captured by
the Germans following the bat-
tle of Kerch in the spring of
1942. He says he remained a
prisoner of war until he joined
the Vlassov Brigade, a unit of
the German army consisting of
Ukrainians and other anti-
Soviet elements.
Therefore, according to
Demjanjuk, he could not have
been at Treblinka from the
summers of 1942 to 1948 and
was not the brutal guard
known as "Ivan the Terrible,"
who operated the gas
The defense contends that
Demjanjuk did not mention his
status as a POW when he ap-
plied to the United Nations for
help in 1948 out of fear that he
might have been forcibly
returned to the Soviet Union.
Tolstoi, who specializes in
soviet involvement in world
War II, testified that Demjan-
| Juk's explanation coincided
with the facts. Refugees were
returned to the Soviet Union
against their will until 1950,
Tolstoi said.
The historian said that from
personal experience he knew
that the KGB could easily have
forged the ID card to in-
criminate Demjanjuk because
of his Ukrainian nationalist ac-
tivities. No one can
categorically state whether
the document is authentic or
not, Tolstoi declared.
He objected vehemently to
Blatman's suggestion that his
admitted anti-Soviet bias could
have influenced his testimony.
He also took offense at Blat-
man's questioning of his pro-
fessional credentials. The pro-
secutor cited unfavorable
review of some of his books.
Tolstoi said he was "shock-
ed" by the prosecutor's "in-
sulting manner" and could no
longer "participate in these
proceedings." Blatman later
apologized to the witness, say-
ing he had not intended to imp-
ly he was not an expert in cer-
tain areas.
Four Receive
Jabotinsky Award
Nudel, the former Soviet
Jewish dissident who arrived
in Israel Oct. 15, called on
American Jews not to relax
their efforts on behalf of
Soviet Jews, because "the
struggle is not over" for the
majority of Jews in the Soviet
Union who wish to immigrate
to Israel.
Nudel made her plea as she
accepted the 1987 Defender of
Jerusalem Award via
telephone from Jerusalem.
Her conversation with Morris
Abram, chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions, who presented her with
the award, was heard through
loudspeakers by more than
2,000 guests attending the
award ceremony at the
Museum of Modern Art here.
The $100,000 award, also
known as the Jabotinsky
Award, in honor of the
Revisionist-Zionist leader
Vladimir Ze'ev Jabotinsky,
was conferred also upon the
late black American civil
rights leader Bayard Rustin,
former Israeli diplomat
Shlomo Argov and Israeli
scholar and educator Dr. Israel
The award has been
presented annually since 1983
to honor "those who stand up
in defense of the rights of the
Jewish people," according to
Eryk Spektor, chairman of the
Jabotinsky Foundation, which
sponsors the prize.
Past recipients of the award
include former U.S. Am-
bassador to the United Na-
tions Jeane Kirkpatrick,
former Soviet Jewish dissident
Natan Sharansky, the Hate
U.S. Senator Henry Jackson
and former President Luis
Alberto Monge of Costa Rica.
The $100,000 prize was
divided equally among the four
winners, Rustin, who died in
August, received the award
for his lifelong support and
defense of Israel and the rights
of the Jewish people. Norman
Hill, president of the A. Philip
Randolph Institute, accepted
the award for Rustin.
A scholarship in Rustin's
memory was also established.
It will provide black students
in America with the opportuni-
ty to study in Israel.
Argov, the former Israeli
ambassador to Great Britain
who was seriously wounded in
a 1982 terrorist attack in Lon-
don, received the award for his
life-long service to the State of
Israel. He has not recovered
since the incident and is still
hospitalized in Jerusalem. His
son, Gideon Argov, accepted
the award, in his name.
Eldad, a dedicated follower
of Jabotinsky, who received
the award for his contribution
to national Zionism, called on
American Jews to make aliyah
and settle in Israel. He made
the appeal in Hebrew.
Hadassah Awards
Book Of Builders
Shalom West Palm Beach
Hadassah has awarded a Book
of the Builders certificate to
Helen Nussbaum, president of
Shalom, and her husband,
Henry, for their untiring
dedication and devotion to
Hadassah and Israel. Their
names have been inscribed in
the Book at Hadassah Hebrew
University Medical Hospital,
Mt. Scopus.
Masada Chapter regular meeting will be held Nov. 25 at
Congregation Altz-Chaim at noon. Program will be a nar-
rative about the B'nai B'rith Women's Children Home in
Israel. A mini lunch will be served.
Golda Meir Club will hold a regular meeting Wednes-
day, Nov. 18, 1 p.m., at American Savings Bank,
Okeechobee and Westgate Shoshana Flexer will entertain.
The club will sponsor the Oneg Shabbat and services Fri-
day night, Nov. 20, 8:15, at Congregation Anshei Sholom
Century Village, West Palm Beach.
The Rishona Palm Beach Chapter will hold a new
member wine and cheese party at the Hibel Museum of
Art, 120 Royal Poinciaiia Plaza, Palm Beach, on Sunday,
Nov. 15 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Anyone wishing to join the
chapter is invited to attend. All chapter members who br-
ing a new member or a prospective member are also in-
vited. New members and new associates will be honored
at the gala event. Musical entertainment will be provided
by pianist Susan Olen. Terry Rapaport, a member of
Hadassah's National Board, will be the guest speaker.
On Thursday, Nov. 19, Chairman of the Israel-Mideast
Task Force of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Coun-
ty, Dr. Mark Rattinger, will discuss the current Israel
situation at a study group meeting to be held at 12:45 p.m.
in the library of Temple Israel, 1900 N. Flagler Drive, W.
Palm Beach. This is the first of a monthly series of study
Future events include a Youth Aliyah Luncheon in the
Royce Hotel in December, a card party and luncheon in
February, and a theatre party in February to see "The
Shalom W. Palm Beach Chapter will meet on Wednes-
day, Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m., at Congregation Anshei Sholom.
Esther Samuels will review "Beverly" by Beverly Sills.
On Sunday, Dec. 6, Shalom will visit the Kosher Foods
and Jewish Life Exposition at Miami Beach Convention
Center. Transportation and admission fees are included in
the special price.
Tikvah West Palm Beach Chapter meeting Monday,
Nov. 16 at Congregation Anshei Sholom at 1 p.m. boutique
12:20. Entertainment will be by Ruth Manning, profes-
sional pianist and singer.
Coming events: Nov. 25 Thanksgiving weekend, five
days at the Caribbean Hotel, Miami Beach, kosher meals,
tax, gratuities.
Thursday, Nov. 19 Yovel Chapter membership meeting
at 1 p.m. (Boutique at noon) at Congregation, Anshei
Sholom. Program: Book Review "Beverly," by Beverly
Sills, will be given by Esther Samuels. Also a drawing for a
Thanksgiving Turkey.
Henrietta Szold Chapter will hold its general member-
ship meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. at the Lakeside
Village Auditorium Lillian Road, in Palm Springs.
Dr. John Brandt of the Visual Health and Surgical
Center will speak on "The Care and Treatment of
Cataracts" and will also cover a broad range of eye condi-
tions. Free cataract screening will be a part of the pro-
gram. All invited.
On Nov. 17, Nick Vito will sing accompanied on the piano
by Dora Rosenbaum.
Yiddish teacher Dora Dacher will read and pianist
Pauline Edelson perform.
Haverhill Chapter will hold their regular meeting Thurs-
day, Nov. 19, at 12:30 p.m. at the Beach Savings and Loan
located at Gun Club Road at Military Trail.
On Monday, Nov. 16. Lake Worth West Chapter will
hold their paid-up membership meeting and luncheon at
noon at the Country Squire Inn, Lake North Road and the
Turnpike. The charge for the lunch for members is 45 and
for guests $6. Humorist Ed Saunders will entertain.
The Palm Beach Chapter will hold their Annual
Homecoming Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 23, at noon, at
the Assembly Restaurant Plaza del Mar in Manalapan.
Keith Baker and his Florida Repertory group will
The Royal and Okeechobee Chapters will take part in
the Friday night services at Temple Beth Zion, to be held
on Friday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m.
Members will be called to the pulpit to take part in the
readings from the evening services.


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Report: Shin Bet Used Coercion
To Extact Confessions
Shin Bet, Israel's internal
security agency has, since
1971, used psychological and
"physical pressures" to obtain
confessions from suspected
terrorists and resorted to per-
jury to ensure convictions, ac-
cording to the report of an in-
vestigating committee, made
The report is expected to
trigger a flood of appeals to
Israel's Supreme Court for
new trials for terrorists and
others convicted on the basis
of confessions.
The report, nevertheless,
recommends no criminal ac-
tion against Shin Bet
operatives who employed
extra-legal methods and, in
fact, sanctions such methods in
some cases. The extent to
which they may be permitted
is specified in a section of the
report submitted to Premier
Yitzhak Shamir that remains
The report was prepared by
a government-appointed
judicial commission headed by
former Supreme Court Presi-
dent Moshe Landau, assisted
by a former head of Mossad,
the external secret service,
whose identity is classified,
State Comptroller Yaacov
Maltz and Gen. Yitzhak Hofi,
former commander of the nor-
thern sector. The commission
was set up as a result of two in-
cidents that created turmoil in
Israel and headlines around
the world. One was the April
1984 killing of two Arab bus hi-
jackers in the Gaza Strip after
they were handed over to Shin
Bet agents by the Israel
Defense Force, which cap-
tured them alive.
The second was the case of
former IDF Lt. Izat Nafsu,
whom the Supreme Court
earlier this year ordered
released from prison after ser-
ving seven years of a life
sentence for alleged spying
and contact with terrorists.
The high court found that Naf-
su, a Circassian Moslem, was
convicted on the basis of
evidence fabricated by the
Shin Bet.
While Israeli officials have
welcomed the report as a
means to correct past failings,
they have expressed concern
that its publication could
damage Israel's image abroad.
Israeli officials had vigorously
denied complaints of malprac-
tice in the interrogation of
suspects lodged by such highly
respected groups as Amnesty
International. The report now
Senate Urges
UN Resolution On
Zionism Be Rescinded
sense-of-the-Senate resolution
was adopted urging the United
States to support efforts to
have the United Nations
General Assembly rescind its
1975 resolution equating
Zionism with racism last
The resolution, introduced
by Sen. Daniel Moynihan (D.,
N.Y.), declares that the U.N.
resolution "has been unhelpful
in the context of the search for
a settlement in the Middle
East; is inconsistent with the
Charter of the United Nations;
remains unacceptable as
misrepresentation of Zionism;
has served to escalate religious
animosity and incite anti-
A similar resolution has been
introduced in the House by
Reps. Hamilton Fish and Ben-
jamin Gilman (both R., N.Y.)
A spokesman for Moynihan
said the senator hopes that the
House resolution will be
adopted before Israeli Presi-
dent Chaim Herzog arrives in
Washington for a November
state visit. It was Moynihan
who introduced a resolution
adopted by the Senate earlier
this month urging President
Reagan to invite Herzog for
the first state visit to
Washington by an Israeli
The resolution is similar to
one adopted by the Australian
Senate and House before Her-
zog's visit to that country ac-
cording to Moynihan's
Moynihan and Herzog
represented their countries at
the United Nations when the
General Assembly adopted the
resolution. Moynihan said
Tuesday that the resolution
"was a direct attempt to
delegitimize the State of
Israel. This resolution was op-
posed by nearly every
democratic nation on Earth
and by many nations which are
not so democratic. It is far past
the time that we right this
Solarz To Receive HIAS Award
NEW YORK, NY Stephen
J. Solarz, the Representative
of the 13th Congressional
District in Brooklyn, New
York, will receive the 1987
Liberty Award from HIAS,
the Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society, at a gala banquet to be
held on Monday, Dec. 7 at the
Helmsley Palace Hotel in New
York City. Yehuda Dominitz,
former Director General of Im-
migration and Absorption of
the Jewish Agency for Israel
has been named to receive the
Zvi Hirsch Masliansky Award
for his consistent leadership
efforts on behalf of refugees
and immigrants.
proves the complaints to have
been well-founded, at least in
The commission absolved
the country's political leader-
ship, the judiciary and military
authorities on grounds that
they did not know of the Shin
Bet's practices and could not
be held responsible for them,
even though Shin Bet reports
directly to the prime minister,
who oversees its operations.
It found that perjury was a
matter of Shin Bet policy
related to the inadmissibility
of confessions since 1971, and
was committed by Shin Bet of-
ficials to conceal their inter-
rogation methods and ensure
conviction. The report notes
that in terrorist cases, confes-
sion is the main instrument to
obtain conviction, but branded
the perjury "ideological
The most serious instances
of perjury involved the three
men who headed Shin Bet
since 1971, particularly the
last two, Avraham Ahituv and
Avraham Shalom. Shalom was
forced to resign after the bus
hijack affair, along with
several other ranking Shin Bet
officials. All received presiden-
tial pardons, although no for-
mal charges were brought
against them.
With respect to "physical
pressure," believed to be a
euphemism for torture, the
commission noted in the
published part of its report
that normal police methods of
interrogation and presentation
to the courts of corroborative
evidence could not always be
applied to terrorism cases.
Such evidence was frequent-
ly impossible to find or present
because it was obtained by
undercover agents or by
pressure exerted on witnesses.
Therefore, psychological or
physical pressure should be
allowed within certain bounds,
the report states. It proposes
guidelines for the Shin Bet to
follow in such cases. It also
recommends that external
supervision and control of Shin
Bet by the Knesset, the prime
minister, the Cabinet and the
state comptroller be
The commission rejected
criminal action against Shin
Bet operatives on grounds that
they could plead justificatin in
the fight against rampant ter-
rorism and because prosecu-
tion would wreak havoc in the
ranks of the Shin Bet.
It found that harsh inter-
rogation methods and perjury
were not employed to convict
innocent persons. The report
in fact repeatedly praises the
Shin Bet's efforts and success
in fighting terrorism.
At the same time, it recom-
mends that the attorney
general and the military
judicial authorities take steps
to permit re-trials in response
to all justified requests.
It also recommends that ap-
propriate guidelines be issued
to allow prisoners sentenced
by military courts in the ad-
ministered territories the right
of appeal. At present there is
no right of appeal against
military court rulings.
Rubin L. Breger (right), Executive Director for State of
Israel Bonds for Palm Beach County, is shown with a hand-
crafted Shofar from Israel that will be presented to the con-
gregations who celebrated the 20th anniversary of
Jerusalem's reunification with an outstanding response dur-
ing this year's High Holy Day Appeal for Israel Bonds. An-
nouncement of the presentations was made by Rabbi Howard
Shapiro (center) and Rabbi Leon Fink (Chairman and High
Holy Day Appeal Chairman for Palm Beach County, respec-
tively). The congregations receiving Shofar Awards are:
Golden Lakes Temple, Congregation Anshei Sholom and Con-
gregation Beth Kodesh of Boynton Beach.
U.S. Surprised At
Rabin's Rap Of
U.S. Gulf Policy
(JTA) The State Depart-
ment voiced surprise Thursday
(Oct. 29) at Israel Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin's
criticism of the U.S. policy in
the Persian Gulf.
Rabin, at a press conference
Wednesday in Jerusalem,
charged that the United States
has been manipulated into sup-
porting Iraq in its eight-year
war with Iran, with the result
that the Soviet Union has
"become the only superpower
that can talk to both parties"
in the Iran-Iraq war.
"We certainly would
disagree with his assessment
and we're surprised at this
criticism of our policy," State
Department spokesman
Charles Redman said. "All
states in the Middle East, in-
cluding Israel, which has been
singled out frequently as an
enemy of the government of
Iran, should be concerned
about Iran's hostile behavior
and expansionist goals."
Although Israeli leaders
have made it no secret that
they favor Iran in the Gulf
war, Rabin's remarks were
believed to be the first public
criticism of the U.S. policy by
an Israeli government official.
The defense minister hinted
that the West, including the
United States, may have fallen
into a trap to take action
against Iran for the benefit of
As Rabin saw it, the U.S.
and European navies entered
the Gulf conflict due to Iranian
attacks on civilian oil tankers
actions that were only in
retaliation for Iraqi attacks on
Iranian oil storage installa-
tions and ships.
Iraq had certain objectives
when it started the war and
later "globalized" it, Rabin
said. Iraq hoped to knock Iran
out by attacking its oil installa-
tion on the eastern shores of
the gulf. Failing that, it sought
to draw Iran into attacking
pro-Iraqi installations and
tankers on the western shores.
This forced the United
States to take actions against
Iran, to Iraq's benefit, Rabin
He contended that the
Western fleets do not "protect
the Iranian right of free
navigation, which is under at-
tack by the Iraqis. They pro-
tect only the right to naviga-
tion of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
and the oil princes of the
western side of the Gulf that
might be attacked by the Ira-
nians in response to the Iraqi
He said that if Israel had to
choose a winner in the war bet-
ween its two sworn enemies,
it would prefer Iran. As he had
stressed during his visit to
Washington last summer,
Rabin explained that Iran will
be a "bitter enemy" of Israel
as long as the Khomeini
regime is in power.
But he added that Iran was a
friend of Israel for the 28 years
before the Khomeini regime
and could be again "once this
crazy idea of Shiite fundamen-
talism is gone."
Rabin also contended that
the Iran-Iraq war has produc-
ed some political benefits for
Israel and may even help ad-
vance the peace process with
Among the advantages was
the fact that the Arab world,
particularly Syria, cannot now
count on Iraq to join an Israel-
Arab war, "whatever some
crazy Syrian might think,"
Rabin said. In addition, he
said, the Gulf war has created
"total disarray" in the pro-
Soviet camp, allowing Egypt
to rebuild its relations with the
Arab world, damaged by the
Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty
of 1979, without harm to


Friday, November 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
The Proactive Approach:
The Cutting Edge Of Hate Group Management
- (JTA) The Northwest
Coalition Against Malicious
Harassment utilized its first-
ever convention, a three-day
conclave here that ended Sun-
day, Oct. 25 to examine the
one issue on which its
disparate membership agrees:
the need to develop and pro-
mulgate practical means to
battle prejudice in United
To this serene resort town
near lakes and gentle moun-
tains came 225 people, among
them Montana farmers,
Hispanic war veterans, urban
radical blacks, Asian
Americans, gay students,
Moslems interested in Palesti-
nian rights and members of
several American Indian
They represented 120
organizations including the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith and the American
Jewish Committee, both
charter members of the
Tony Stewart, head of the
political science department at
the local North Idaho College
and organizer of the con-
ference, described the coali-
tions as a "fragile crystal."
Oscar Eason Jr., conference
vice president, gave a similar
appraisal at the conference's
closing plenary. "Each of us
has one thing in common: We
want to fight racial and
religious harassment. We
agree on that," he stated.
Eason acknowledged that any
number of groups present had
"only that one single issue in
"What you need to know,"
said Larry Broadbent, a local
deputy sheriff who is
acknowledged nationally as an
Sol Linowitz
intelligence specialist on hate
groups, "is that the concerns
you have in New York are the
same concerns we have in
Idaho. There are good people
ail over the United States and
there are hate groups, too, all
over, that we all oppose."
The conference was marked
by plaintive descriptions of
specific hurts against the
various ethnic groups,
perpetrated by racist ex-
tremists or, in the case of the
American Indians, by a long
history of government
Conference participants
were silently respectful of all
speakers, and vibrant dialogue
followed almost every presen-
tation on responses to harass-
ment and prejudice.
This Idaho town, about 50
miles east of Spokane, Wash.,
was a natural site for the con-
ference. In recent years it has
been the site of attacks by the
ultraright-wing Aryan Nations
movement, whose compound is
located just north of here in
the vicinity of Hayden Lake.
The Aryan Nations and
allied groups have declared
their goal of making the
Pacific Northwest an all-white
Although the Aryan Nations
recently has been quiet in the
immediate area, conference
speakers noted the ongoing
underground and sporadic ac-
tivity in the Northwest and
throughout the entire country
by loosely aligned, right-wing
neo-Nazi groups.
Many of the speakers called
for state legislatures to in-
crease the powers of law en-
forcement officials to combat
violence and latent prejudice.
Attorney General Jim Jones
Continued on Pare 18-
Soviet Jew Vladimir Slepak ended a 17-year
battle to leave the Soviet Union last month ar-
riving in Vienna to a welcome from his son
Alexander at Vienna Airport. (AP/Wide World
Backing Into Camp David .. Again
Ambassador Sol Linowitz
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
has a "real responsibility" to
help Israeli officials work
through their sometimes crip-
pling differences that block a
peace agreement with Jordan,
said Ambassador Sol M.
Linowitz, a man who has the
ear of Secretary of State
George Shultz and the friend-
ship of Israel's top political
Linowitz, who played a role
in the Panama Treaties
negotiations and the Camp
David accords, spoke to The
Jewish Floridian during his
recent visit to Miami.
Shultz returned to the
United States last month after
visiting the Middle East and,
according to Linowitz,
reported that "not very much
happened," in his attempt to
move the Israeli leaders closer
to an agreement on how to ap-
proach a Middle East peace
Linowitz met with Israeli
leaders in August and said he
understands the issues that
are blocking progress. "I did
get a few ideas where there
could be movement and that I
communicated to the State
Department," he said. "I
recommended that Shultz go
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres, leader of the Labor Par-
ty, "believes that this is a
critical moment to try to move
forward with the peace con-
ference if the peace process is
not to die," Linowitz said. The
Peres plan calls for the par-
ticipation of the five perma-
nent members of the United
Nations Security Council br-
inging the parties together for
bilateral negotiations.
Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, leader of the Likud
Party, which shares control of
the government with the
Labor party, "believes to move
forward under the Peres plan
will not be in the best interest
of Israel and will indeed invite
problems because of the in-
volvement of the Soviet
Union," Linowitz said.
Israeli leaders and the
"danger of an explosion" in
the Middle East are reasons
why "the United States has a
real responsibility now," said
the 73-year-old ambassador.
"I think we have to work
with both Shamir and Peres on
an ongoing dedicated basis to
try to help them overcome
their differences."
For starters, Linowitz, a
senior partner in the interna-
tional law firm of Coudert
Brothers, said the United
States should get involved
with the Middle East peace
process on a continuing basis.
"I'd like to see them appoint
a special emissary with the
authority I had to work on a
continuing basis with (Jor-
dan's King) Hussein and Peres
and Shamir. They used to have
it. Phil Habib did it. I did it.
But now the State Department
is doing it."
Linowitz cited an example of
how the United States could
help the process.
"Shamir," he said, "is con-
cerned about the participation
of the Soviet Union. As a con-
venor, he's going to involve
them substantially as well as
procedurally. He would be
reassured if there was some
way of making absolutely clear
that this would not happen.
We can help them deal with
that issue, for example, by our
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PagJl6__TheJewish Florjdian of Palm Beach County/Friday^November 13, 1987
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act, ?ro-
vines 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 Falm Beach, is an active place for all seniors. Hot
SUE Sift."* 1**7*? fvery d*7 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. Transportation is
available. Reservations are re-
quired. Call Lillian at
689-7700. No fee is required
but contributions are
Monday, Nov. 16 Games
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Nov. 17 Billie
Howard "Entertainer'
Wednesday, Nov. 18 (1:30
p.m. Buck Kinnard of Chan-
nel 5)
Thursday, Nov. 19
Speaker: Judge CM.
Friday, Nov. 20 David
Altman Concertina Player
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.
On Nov. 22, there will be
another great day in celebra-
tion of the "Ground Breaking"
of the new JCC Building.
There will be a hot kosher
lunch, music, and surprises for
all. There is no fee; however,
contributions are requested.
For reservations, please call
Jo-Ann at 689-7700.
Friday, Dec. 4, 1:30, in con-
junction with Book Selling and
Book Review of "Serving the
Season." The review will be
given by the author herself,
Fern Kupfner.
Timely Topics Mondays,
Lunch at 1:15 followed by
Timely Topics at 2 p.m.
Health and Reflexology
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Bridge Instruction New
Bridge Classes, basic bidding
and play by series only.
Wednesdays at 1:30. Five
lessons for members, $12; for
non-members. $15.
Basket Weaving Monday,
Nov. 16. Learn to make
beautiful hand-woven baskets.
Fee: $1 per session and sup-
plies. Call Jo-Ann or Millicent
at 689-7700 for information.
Speakers Club Thursdays
at 10 a.m. Next meeting will
be posted.
Fun with Yiddish -
Thursdays, at 10 a.m.
Thursday Afternoon Pot-
pourri Thursday, Nov. 12,
1:30 p.m. to 230 p.m. at the
Enjoy Retirement in Palm
Beach County sponsored by
Barnett Bank. Gift Bags for
everyone attending. Lecture,
Slides, Door Prizes,
Prime Time Singles -
Thursday, Nov. 19, at 1:30
p.m. Come and enjoy,
socialize. Refreshments, will
be served first. Special
JCC Canastarama and
Lunch Tuesdays at 1:30
p.m. Cost $1 members, $1.50
non-members. Please call
Senior Department at
689-7700 for reservations for
lunch preceding play.
Action Line By appoint-
ment only! Wednesday after-
noon, the JCC will be offering
legal and accountant service.
Call Millicent at 689-7700.
Health Insurance Third
Thursday between 2 and 3 pm.
Edie Reiter.
Dec. 3 Trip to Jai Alai, in-
cluding Dinner and Transpor-
tation. Prime Time Singles but
everyone is welcome. Single
men get free entrance to
game. Reservations are
Wednesday, Dec. 9 Does-
sant escorted tour of Norton
Museum. Lunch and transpor-
tation. Reservations are re-
quired, please call Jo-Ann or
Milicent at 689-7700.
Jan. 3, Sunday matinee
theatre party to Actors Rep.
Theatre In-The-Round "Gift
of the Magi." Including
transporation. Reservations
are required, please call Jo-
Ann or Milicent at 689-7700.
Feb. 14 Las Vegas Style
Show "To Hollywood with
Love" at the Newport Pub. in-
cluding dinner and transporta-
tion. Reservations are re-
auired. Please call Jo-Ann or
Milicent at 689-7700.
JCC News
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches in-
vites singles, ages 30's-50's, to the Center on Thursday,
Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., to attend a workshop entitled "How
to Write and Respond to a Personal Ad." This workshop,
led by Ruth Siegel, will explore this special way to meet
people and have some fun creating an ad of your own. Par-
ticipants may submit one ad to the JCC "Partner Connec-
tion" with no fee. Donation: JCC members $3, non-
members $4.
Twilight Movie Night will be repeated at the Center
Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m.
The VCR will run a wide selection of films. Stay an hour
or bring a blanket or sleeping bag and spend the night. In
the morning we will go to Denny's for breakfast. Donation:
JCC members $4, non-members $6.
Get together at Amy's house Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30
p.m. for something new and different. P.J.'s for both sexes
will be on display and for sale and wine and cheese will be
served while you peruse the merchandise. No charge.
On Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m., meet at Garden Lanes
Bowling Alley (East of 1-95 on Northlake Blvd.) for few
games. Join us whatever your skill level may be. After-
wards, we will go to dinner together. If you wish to just join
the group for dinner, be at the alley by 4:30 to find out
where we are going.
On Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5-7 p.m., meet at Studebaker's
(Congress Ave. and Forest Hill Blvd.) for Happy Hour.
Donation: $1 plus a small entry fee.
SINGLES GROUP (Ages 20's-40's)
Idle away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 15 at David's plae
overlooking the Loxahatchee starting at 1 p.m. Enjoy a day
of volleyball, horseshoes, BBQ food, bonfire after sunset
and friendly people. Bring kosher style food you wish to
grill the fire, soda, beer and chips will be supplied.
Children are welcome. Cost: JCC members $1, non-
members $5. This event will be cancelled if it rains. For
location and directions call the JCC.
Get together at the Center, 700 Spencer Dr., West Palm
Beach on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m. for entertain-
ment, refreshments, and to plan trips for the upcoming
months. Donation: JCC members $1, non-members $1.25.
Plight Discussed
Jews Forced To Leave Arab Lands
Any negotiations between
Israel and the Arab countries
must include the issue of the
some 800,000 Jews who were
forced to leave the Arab coun-
tries after Israel was establish-
ed, an Israeli diplomat stress-
ed late last month.
"Their immense suffering
and deprivation, their
sacrifices and tragedies, must
be at the center of negotia-
tions, "Binyamin Netanyahu,
Israel's ambassador to the
United Nations, told the third
international conference of the
World Organization of Jews
from Arab Countries
Some 300 Jewish leaders
from North and South
America, Europe and Israel
are attending the three-day
conference which began Mon-
day night at the Omni
Shoreham Hotel here. The
Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish
Organizations is coordinator of
the conference.
WOJAC was founded in
1975 to press the claims of
Jews who were forced to leave
Arab countries and whose
plight had not received the at-
tention given to Arabs who left
at the establishment of the
Jewish state, chiefly at the
urging of the Arab countries.
Netanyahu's point was also
made by Israeli President
Chaim Herzog in a telegram to
the opening session of the con-
ference, read by Moshe Arad,
Israel's ambassador to
"The world does not realize
that two major refugee pro-
blems exist in the Middle East
at the same time," Herzog
said. "One of them has receiv-
ed the widest possible ex-
posure in the public con-
sciousness, while the other has
been ignored.
"An understanding of the
total picture ... is vital as we
move slowly, but surely, along
the road toward peace in the
Middle East."
Netanyahu said Israel has
made a "mistake" in not
stressing "the forced exodus
of Jews from Arab countries"
as a "top priority in our
foreign policy." He said this
has allowed the belief to exist
that "we are the dispossessor,
when infact we are the
The majority of Israelis are
not Western immigrants, but
Jews born in the Middle East,
Netanyahu said.
He said the reason for the
misconception is that Israel
did not put the refugees in
camps, as the Arab countries
did. "We didn't let them fester
and rot, we didn't use them as
breeding grounds for ter-
rorists." The Jews who came
to Israel were integrated and
are "proud citizens of Israel."
He said more Jews were
forced to leave Arab countries
than Arabs left Israel and they
left behind five times the pro-
perty the Arabs did. He said
these Jews should receive com-
pensation from the Arab
Professor Ya'akov Meron of
the Hebrew Univesity of
Jerusalem told the conference
that when Nations Security
Council adopted Resolution
242 after the 1967 Six-day
War, it rejected a Soviet-Arab
demand that the Palestinian
Arabs be specifically mention-
ed. Instead, the Security Coun-
cil made it clear it wanted "all
of the refugees of the Arab-
Israel conflict" to be justly
considered "Jewish refugees
from Arab lands, and Arabs
who had left Israel," Meron
There must be "justice for
the forgotten million the
Jews of the Arab world who
left their native lands a
generation ago in flight from
persecution, physical abuse,
imprisonment and the con-
fiscation of their property,"
said Leon Tamman of London,
chairman of the WOJAC
He said that as a result of
this forced exodus there are
only about 25,000 Jews left in
the Arab world and, except for
Morocco, these countries bar
Jews from emigrating and do
not allow those who fled to
visit "the shrines and spiritual
treasures they left behind."
The purpose of the con-
ference is to make these facts
known, said Kenneth Bialkin,
the conference chairman.
Soviet Jewish Emigration Slightly Up
NEW YORK A total of 912 Jews left the Soviet Union
in October, of whom 246 proceeded to Israel, the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry reported Monday.
Last month's emigration figures compare to 724 Jews
who left the Soviet Union in September and 104 who left in
October 1986. The total emigration for the year to date
numbers 6,340. *

Friday, November 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Former Ambassador Recalls
Difficult Stint In Austria
"Austria is not a country, as
people believe, made up just of
anti-Semites. There are also
good people," Ronald Lauder
But the man who just return-
ed from an 18-month tour of
duty as American ambassador
to Austria also says "not
enough people spoke out for-
cibly" about the Kurt
Waldheim affair.
Lauder, 43, was honored
here Thursday night with
B'nai B'rith's first Jacob K.
Javits Leadership Award for
his comportment during one of
the most trying times for an
American and a Jew to hold
that post.
The keynote address was
given by Jerusalem Mayor
Teddy Kollek, a native of Vien-
na, who said of Lauder's Vien-
na stint, "To be an ambassador
under such circumstances
must have been one of the
most difficult things .. and
he came out with flying colors
... Not everybody can go
through such an advanced
course in all the problems of
our time as he has done."
Lauder received his award
from Nazi-hunter Simon
Wiesenthal, who told the
gathering at the Grand Hyatt
Hotel that Lauder "separated
the Waldheim affair from all
other matters and concerns,
and spoke to the government
about the troubles of the
Jewish community and the
fight against anti-Semitism."
Wiesenthal, who said that
Lauder looked him up just
days after his arrival in the
Austrian capital, spoke of
Lauder's trips to Jewish com-
munities in Eastern Europe
and his particular devotion to
the Dohany Synagogue in
Budapest, which has been in
great disrepair and is the ob-
Redgrave On
A New Stage
Continued from Page 4
when she performs.
management canceled her ap-
pearance, Redgrave's lawyers
claimed a well-orchestrated
output of "vehemental
threats." The Boston police
commissioner said he could not
guarantee her safety. It was
then revealed that while pro-
tests were raised, no physical
threats were made. And the
commissioner denied ever say-
ing he couldn't guarantee the
lady's safety.
In district federal court, the
jury held the civil rights of the
actress had not been proven
violated. It should be noted
that the symphony manage-
ment did pay the $27,500 per-
formance fee as well as the
$100,000 consequential
damage cost.
Robert E. Segal w a former
newspaper editor as well as
director of the Jewish com-
munity councils of Cincinnati
and Boston.
ject of an international cam-
paign to raise funds for its
renovation and revival.
During the year and a half
that he spent in Vienna,
Lauder made certain to be
recognized as a Jew and to in-
volve himself with the Jewish
community. "I went to every
synagogue there is in Vienna,
he told the JTA.
He personally got interested
in a school in Vienna for the
children of Soviet Jewish im-
migrants, giving money to ex-
pand its program and include
adults in religious, education
and social activities. Lauder
was drawn to the problem of
assimilation of Soviet Jews liv-
ing in Vienna, and spoke to
teachers and rabbis there,
Wiesenthal said.
Among them was the
Vienna-based Lubavitcher rab-
bi, Jacob I. Biederman, who
gave the invocation at the
B'nai B'rith dinner.
Lauder has begun plans for a
foundation to be based in Vien-
na for the education and
preservation of the culture of
Eastern and Central European
Wiesenthal said that Lauder
also traveled to the cemetery
where his grandfather is
buried in Yugoslavia, and was
"shocked" about the
dilapidated state of the
graveyard. Lauder asked the
town's major for a promise to
put the cemetery into a
"respectable state again."
Lauder also visited Poland
and has given money to the ag-
ed Jewish community of
Krakow, Poland for Jewish
religious and cultural events
A tall man with a winsome
smile, Lauder is friendly and
easy to engage in conversa-
tion. He said before the dinner
he believed that Waldheim is
secure and that "if a new elec-
tion were held tomorrow, he
would be re-elected."
Lauder's grandparents had
emigrated from within 150
miles of Vienna at the turn of
the century, and he said he had
come to Austria with a certain
feeling of "coming home." He
said he has returned here
because "I felt I wanted to
come back to the United
States." However, when asked
directly if the Waldheim affair
colored his decision, Lauder
told the JTA "yes."
Lauder is to be succeeded in
thsi position by another promi-
nent Jew, Henry Anatole
Grunwald, former editor-in-
chief of Time magazine, and an
emigre from Vienna im-
mediately preceding World
War II.
Lauder described the cur-
rent situation in Austria as
"complicated." He admitted
that although "many
Austrians are anti-Semitic,
many are not, many do not
know the word bigotry. I have
met some of the bravest, most
courageous people in that
country. I hope they can play a
role in Austria's future.
Argentine Catholics
Deplore Priest's
Anti-Semitic Remarks
An organization of Catholic lay
leaders in Argentina has con-
demned recent anti-Semitic
remarks made by a Catholic
priest in their country and has
offered profound apologies in a
letter to Seymour Reich, inter-
national president of B'nai
The letter, released here was
written by Estiban de
Navares, president, and
Emilio Albistur, secretary of
the National Commission on
Justice and Peace, a group
composed of lay leaders of
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airport with an array of
government and Jewish Agen-
cy dignitaries including Ab-
sorption Minister Yaacov
Tsur; Jewish Agency Ex-
ecutive chairman Leon Dulzin;
Haim Aharon.head of the
agency's immigration depart-
ment; and Fina Feinberg,
chairperson of the Soviet Im-
migrants Association.
Asked if he would try to con-
vince his sons Alexander and
Leonid, who left the Soviet
Union some years ago for the
United States, to join him in
Israel, Slepak replied that his
sons "are adults and can make
up their own minds. For me,
rVe made my decision to be
Argentina's Conference of
Bishops. It expressed what the
Vatican repesentative in
Buenos Aires refused to say
publicly after a meeting with
Reich there last week.
"On behalf of the Catholic
community, we humbly ask
you to forgive us for the of-
fense you have been given,"
the Catholic leaders wrote.
They were referring to a homi-
ly delivered by Father Manuel
Beltran in Cordoba Oct. 4 dur-
ing a Mass honoring "victims
of subversion." It was attend-
ed mainly by right-wing
military officers opposed to
the government of President
Raul Alfonsin.
Beltran denounced "bad"
Jews who "surround" the
government, in contrast to
"good" Jews who keep out of
public affairs. He also recom-
mended the "Protocols of the
Elders of Zion," a notoriously
anti-Semitic tract, as food for
When Reich raised the issue
at a meeting with the papal
nuncio in Buenos Aires, Msgr.
Ubaldo Calabresi told him ne
had informed Beltran that he
was wrong, but would make no
public statement of disap-
proval because the incident
was isolated.
The letter from Navares and
Albistur spoke of the 10,000
posters B'nai B'rith members
had placed around the Argen-
tine capital addressed to "our
Catholic brothers," which con-
demned anti-Semitism.
Dr. Un Dinnar, Dean of Technion's Biomedical Faculty, in-
vestigates flow mechanics in a model of the human cir-
culatory system. Data from model will be used to evaluate
heart bypass surgery.
Ullmann, Husband
To Fund Students
Norwegian film star Liv
Ullmann was awarded an
honorary PhD by Haifa
University last week, her
seventh honorary doctorate.
Ullmann pledged that "for
as long as I shall earn money,"
she would finance the educa-
tion of an Arab student at
Haifa University, and her hus-
band Donald Saunders, who is
Jewish, would finance that of a
Jewish student.
Ullman dedicated the PhD to
the memory of Pavel Fried-
man, an 11-year-old Jewish
boy murdered by the Nazis at
Auschwitz. Two years
previously, in the There-
sienstadt ghetto, he wrote a
poem about a yellow butterfly
which survived him.
The award-winnine actress
said she often read the poem at
fund-raising events.
Ullman, who portrayed
Soviet Jewish activists Ida
Nudel in a recent film, met
with Nudel, who arrived in
Israel recently. She said
Nudel had asked her, in her
public appearances, to alert
the world to the dangers of a
new phenomenon in the Soviet
Union the officially sanc-
tioned existence of a far right-
wing, promonarchist, anti-
Semitic organization known as
The Soviet authorities point
to Pamyat as an indication
that they allow expression of
diverse opinion. Actually, the
experts say, Pamyat is used as
a safety valve to divert the
criticism of the more liberal
policies of Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev.
Israel Bonds To
Hold Fashion Show
Saucy, soft, sleek, shiny,
sensuous and sensational.
These describe "Israel's
Best," an exciting selection of
made-in-Israel apparel to be
exhibited in the 1987 Israel
Bond Fshion Show to be held
on Dec. 16 at the Breakers
Hotel sponsored by the Palm
Beach County Women's
Featured will be the fashions
and styling for which Israel is
widely known and which have
gained "favorite" status
among the fashion-conscious
beach, patio and pool wear;
leather and suede outfits and
Designers and manufac-
turers represented will be:
Gottex, world-famous
swimwear manufacturer; Gi-
deon Obserson, Israel's
foremost designer; the team of
designer Daniel D'Hiver and
Tadmor Co., manufacturers at
Kibbutz Ein Tzurim and the
rising fashion star, Nelly Tvig,
young Sabra designer; Sik
Sak, creator of unique leathers
and suedes; and Sara Miller,
whose trademark is high
fashion sweaters.
Coordinated and staged by
David Shapiro of HAZELLE,
the show also will feature
designer evening clothes and
daytime as well as casual wear
from his shop's collection.
The fashion industry, a ma-
jor revenue producer and
employer for Israel, is among
the industries originally aided
by Israel Bond investment
Dr. Arieh Plotkin, a former
officer in the Intelligence
Corps of Israel's Defense
Forces, dynamic speaker, pro-
fessor, scholar and expert on
international and middle
eastern affairs, will be the
guest speaker at the Fashion
Chairman of the Fashion
Show is Mrs. Evelyn Blum,
well-known community leader,
has chaired this event for the
past 14 years.
Admission to the show is by
a minimum Israel Bond pur-
chase of $500.
Further information may be
obtained and reservations
made by telephoning the Israel
Bond Office, 2300 Palm Beach
Lakes Blvd., Suite 216, West
Palm Beach. 33409.
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Linowitz Sees Peace Plan
In Light of Camp David

Continued from Page 15
saying that if the Soviet Union
undertakes that kind of role
the United States is ready to
walk out (of the conference).
And that's the kind of thing we
can do."
Shamir, Linowitz added, had
voted against Camp David, but
now is saying that Israel
should proceed in concert with
the accords; that is, setting up
an autonomous program and
then a plan which will deal
with the process on a long-
term basis.
"What is important to
recognize is that everybody
Shamir, Peres, the United
States would prefer direct
bilateral negotiations between
Israel and Jordan, (between)
Israel and the Palestinians,
and Israel and other Arab
countries. But Jordan is simply
not going to undertake this
without an umbrella of an in-
ternational conference,"
Linowitz said.
Asked the reasons for this,
Linowitz said, "(Jordan) wants
to be sure they don't get at-
tacked by Syria, that they
don't unleash the PLO against
them and that Hussein, who
was with his own grandfather
when he was assassinated,
does not become a victim
"SO HUSSEIN says, and
we believe him, that he needs
the cover of an international
conference under which he can
then undertake negotiations
directly with Israel. And
Shamir says that should not be
necessary. That's where you
get the conflict."
Peres, said Linowitz, "and, I
think the United States now,
believe that there is no alter-
native to an international con-
ference if you want Hussein to
come to the table."
A Camp David-type setting
would be an obvious solution to
the dispute, but Hussein said if
he didn't do it before he won't
do it now. "Remember," said
Linowitz, "60 percent of the
people of Jordan are Palesti-
nian and therefore he is very
concerned about his own posi-
tion if the Palestinians should
erupt against him."
Hate Group Management
Continued from Page 15
of Idaho cited the importance
of stronger law enforcement,
coupled with strict legislation.
Idaho recently enacted laws
severely penalizing acts
leading to violence or even
training for violence.
Idaho and Washington both
enacted laws against malicious
harassment. Montana,
through its Human Rights
! Commission, has established
strict rules that provide for
civil rights of all groups.
Deputy Sheriff Broadbent
said an important goal is to in-
clude hate crimes reporting in
national legislation enacted by
Congress. Just such a bill was
passed by the House Judiciary
Committee last month.
Jones said law enforcement
officers must advocate the
dignity and equality of all
citizens. "Too often we assume
that when the Bill of Rights
was written, when the Con-
stitution was approved, that
the.job had been done. Well,
certainly it hasn't," he said.
Referring to the Aryan Na-
tions' "separate estate" in
Idaho, he said "law enforce-
ment officers at all levels have
the responsibility to step for-
ward and say, 'that is
something that is completely
counter to our way of life, and
certainly it ought not to be
The activities of organiza-
tions such as the Aryan Na-
tions are more than just ethnic
attacks, according to Leonard
Zeskind, research associate for
the Atlanta-based Center for
Democratic Renewal and a
leading expert on right-wing
extremism in America. He said
"attacks by hate groups are
part of cutting edge of attacks
on democracy."
In a workshop on the status
of hate groups, Zeskind em-
phasized his "job is not to find
out what the groups have
done, but what they're going
to do next, because if we
organize around what the
Aryan Nations did in 1985, we
are not going to be prepared
for 1990."
Marjorie Biller Green,
ADL's western states educa-
tion director, presented a
workshop featuring written
and audio-visual material she
develops and disseminates to
educators, businesses and
community groups.
In her view, "an aging and
predominantly white" popula-
tion in the United States con-
fronts a "baby boomlet of in-
creasing minority population"
that is "beginning to impact
the schools," coupled with a
"service-based rather than
manufacturing-based economy
and the increasing movement
of women into the work place,
all of which create a change
(that) is often frightening."
Bob Hughes, mediator for
the Community Relations Ser-
vice of the U.S. Dept. of
Justice in Seattle, received the
coalition's first Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights award at the con-
ference's closing dinner.
During the conference, he
told of his meetings with
children of Holocaust sur-
vivors in Port Angeles, Wash.,
following anti-Semitic van-
dalism. When he asked them
how they felt, he recalled, he
was met by "a great deal of
silence. They didn't know how
to react yet."
He told JTA he has learned
that "one precipitating inci-
dent usually brings out other
unresolved problems or
grievances from other areas of
community life. And hopefully
once addressing one, a group
will go on to address others
and establish not just a reac-
tive mode to these problems,
but become proactive in
developing preventive
measures on through to educa-
tion programs, and develop
new, creative, innovative ap-
proaches to anticipate pro-
blems and resolve them before
they become critical."
On the Israeli side, Linowitz
said Peres and Shamir are in-
terested in different goals.
"Peres, I believe, accepts
the notion that you're going to
have to trade off some part of
the West Bank and Gaza in
order to get a deal, in order to
make an arrangement.
has given no signs that he's
ready to give up any territory.
He believes that the West
Bank and the Gaza, or, Judea
and Samaria as he calls it,
belong to Israel; they are
historically and traditionally
part of Israel and therefore
there'd be no reason to sur-
render any part of it. So there
is that basic difference.
"The one place where you
can bring them together is if
Shamir now says, 'We ought to
proceed in accordance with
Camp David.' Camp David en-
visages an arrangement which
will resolve the issue on a
lasting basis among Israel,
Egypt, Jordan and the Palesti-
nians and there's no agree-
ment that will ever come out of
that that doesn't involve some
give on Israel's part.
"Peres is saying, 'You'll
never get it.' "
Recalling the events that led
to the Camp David talks,
Linowitz said that in 1977, it
was agreed to have an interna-
tional conference with the in-
volvement of the Soviet Union
and the United States to deal
with the Middle East.
"(Egypt's late president An-
war) Sadat didn't like that. So
Sadat went to Jerusalem and
that's what started the whole
business of Camp David.
"It was not originally intend-
ed that there be a separate
Egypt-Israeli arrangement. It
was always intended that Jor-
dan be part of it, that the
Palestinians be part of it. But
the others wouldn't join.
That's how Camp David came
into being. People backed into
Camp David."
What's new, said Linowitz,
"is Jordan is ready to go to the
negotiating table.
The question, said Linowitz,
is how to make Shamir
Linowitz was asked to
discuss which, Peres or
Shamir, he feels is holding
back the peace negotiations
4,I BELIEVE," 'he
answered, "that Peres is right
substantively in saying let's go
forward with an international
conference as a way to get the
peace process process moving.
I think Shamir is right in ask-
ing the hard questions he asks.
And maybe that's the common
ground you start with; that if
you're going to achieve what
Peres wants, have good
answers for the questions
Shamir raises."
Linowitz said he agrees with
Shamir that "time is running
out and the danger of an explo-
sion is real, very real. There's
too much tension, hostility,"
he said. "Just look at the way
the shootings are going on, the
killings are going on, and it's
going to get worse. You've got
a fire burning there, the
Palestinian issue, and it's go-
ing to be a great danger for the
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Shabbat Service on Friday,
Nov. 13, will
welcome all new
who have joined the
Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff and
his wife Lindy Passer will pre-
sent a program of Jewish Folk
music which will include au-
dience participation. Rabbi
patrons at 6:45 p.m. in the
temple library; art viewing
begins at 7:30 p.m. and the
auction will commence at 8
The auction will feature
,ku; VV-----r ...,. ari ana sculpture priced atlor-
SS f Dempkle ?.etuh Sho,om dably for everyone and will in-
Beach which was sud- elude works by Noyer, Gor-
omnlP this fall Rabbi Howard cZZa^- luy DD1 P-m. The auction will feature
&^tS&t tne ew- 2r%i2l,Eua?KS!? art and sculpture priced affor-
vice. Jamie Zimmerman will
chant the kiddush Cantor portive of Temple JudeaYiin-
Stuart Pittle will lead the con- ception seven g
negation in songs For regervati
Services will begin at 8 p.m. temple office du- the ,
Everyone is invited During Admission and refreshments
the evening service child care g^ complimentary,
will be provided.
man, Katz, ZoeMac, Ebgi,
Dali, Mingolla, Havslette, and
Agam, to name a few.
A Jewish Cultural evening
for new members and prospec-
tive members will take place
Sunday, Nov. 15 in the Wflliam
Meyer Family Hall.
The annual Art Auction will
take place Saturday, Nov. 21
at their new building, 100
Chillingworth Drive, West
Palm Beach. There will be a
champagne reception for
There will be a $2 per person
donation admission which will
include a chance to win a
beautiful piece of art. The
public is welcome. For addi-
tional auction information and
for those interested in becom-
ing patrons, please contact the
temple office.
Temple Judea Sermon
Series To Begin Nov. 13
Temple Judea has planned a
special sermon series entitled
"It's Good to be a Reform
Jew" beginning on Friday
evening, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.
Child care will be provided.
Rabbi Levine hopes to
educate the Jewish community
about Reform Judaism. Accor-
ding to figures from the Union
of American Hebrew Con-
gregations, 400,000
households or 1.3 million per-
sons are affiliated with more
than 800 reform congrega-
tions. Temple Judea's ap-
proach to Reform Judaism will
be an integral part of the
pulpit series which will
highlight why Reform Judaism
is one of the fastest growing of
all religious denominations in
Friends Of Israel Not
To Miss Weinberger
Continued from Page 2
against Israel during the last
seven years.
After Jonathan Pollard, a
civilian intelligence analyst for
the U.S. Navy, was arrested
for spying for Israel,
Weinberger refused to go
along with a State Department
effort to ensure that the affair
would not harm long-term
U.S.-Israel relations.
Weinberger also opposed the
administration's efforts for
strategic cooperation with
Israel and sought to prevent
Israel from building the Lavi
jet fighter from its inception.
Some of his most controver-
sial acts came when the U.S.
Marines were sent to Beirut in
1983. Weinberger first refused
any direct liaison between the
Marines and Israeli troops ad-
jacent to them which resulted
'i at least one confrontation
tetween the two sides.
When the Marine barracks
were blown up on Oct. 23,
l83, the Pentagon rejected
m offer by Israel to have the
wounded flown to an Israeli
hospital Weinberger maintain-
w that this was a decision by
we commander at the scene,
^sed on established practices.
^ter, the United States and
^ael entered into an agree-
ment to provide such medical
Weinberger directly con-
">nted the perception that he
uiti-Israel in a speech to the
"^ncan Jewish Committee
"New York on May 13, 1988
'which he strewed that "this
is simply not true."
"I am a strong supporter of
Israel, and an admiring
witness to the democracy they
have built and preserved under
the most trying conditions,"
he said.
But, he added, even if he was
not an "admirer" of Israel, "as
secretary of defense, I would
still be a strong supporter of
Israel," because, in addition to
the emotional ties between the
two countries, "it is clear that
we in the United States have
an important stake in Israel's
Weinberger has been suc-
ceeded as secretary of defense
by Frank Carlucci, now
Reagan's national security ad-
viser. Carlucci is considered
close to Weinberger, haying
served under him in the Nixon
administration and then as
deputy secretary of defense
from 1981 to 1983.
Carlucci is believed to have
proposed the sale of AWACS
planes to Saudi Arabia in 1981
and had pushed for arm sales
to the Saudis when he was
deputy director of the Central
Intelligence Agency in the
Carter administration.
However, it is Carlucci who
is credited with the com-
promise worked out with
Senate leaders to remove
Maverick anti-tank missiles
from a $1 billion arms sale to
Saudi Arabia.
Carlucci has been replaced
by hit deputy, Army Lt. Colin
Powell. He is the first black to
be national aecurity adviaer.
the Western World.
Rabbi Levine will speak on
"The Past" on Nov. 13 concen-
trating on Reform Judaism's
historical roots in Germany
and the United States. On
Nov. 20, Rabbi Levine will
speak on "The Present"
describing the current em-
phasis on tradition and change
as a part of the spirituality
movement within Reform
Judaism. To conclude the
series, Rabbi Lewis Feldstein,
Hillel Director of the Universi-
ty of Miami, will speak on
"The Future" on Nov. 27.
Rabbi Feldstein was ordained
by the Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion,
Cincinnati in June, 1987. Prior
to Services, Rabbi Feldstein
will speak to college students
home for Thanksgiving. This
reception will be held in the
Homnger Library of Temple
Judea beginning at 7 p.m.
Each sermon will be part of
Temple Judea's Sabbath even-
ing Service which always
begins at 8 p.m. in the William
Meyer Family Hall. Following
Services, the Sisterhood will
sponsor an oneg shabbat in the
Regular Sabbath Morning
Services are held weekly at
10:30 a.m. in the Bakst Family
Chapel. These Services are in-
timate in nature and include
Torah study and dialogue with
Rabbi Levine.
For more information about
Temple Judea, call the office at
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Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Reena Michal Cohen,
daughter of Rabbi Alan and
Linda Cohen, will be called to
the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
November 14 at Temple Beth
El, West Palm Beach.
Reena is in the 8th grade at
the Jewish Community Day
School. She was recently
elected president of Temple
Beth El's Kadima and attends
the Machon program. She en-
joys playing piano, designing
and drawing.
Reena will share her Bat
Mitzvah with Asya Elena
Visman of Kohotin, Ukraine,
USSR. Sharing the simcha are
her grandparents. Norman
Cohen of Akron, Ohio and Mr.
and Mrs. Toby Appel of Ot-
tawa, Ontario and Lake
Worth, including many family
members and friends.
James Aaron Zimmerman,
son of Lorraine and Michael
Zimmerman of West Palm
Beach, will be called to the
Torah on November 14 at
Temple Israel, West Palm
Beach. Rabbi Howard Shapiro
will officiate.
James attends Golfview
Junior High School and enjoys
Reena Michal Cohen
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Family members and friends
sharing the simcha are his
sister Jennifer and grand-
parents from St. Agatha,
Maine and Chelsea,
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Sharansky: Press The Soviets
Continued front Page 12
whether it's economical or
cultural initiative, but all in-
itiative is punishable in the
Soviet Union.
There was a distinct key to
his political, if not sheer
physical survival during his
dissident days. First, people
were willing to publicly say,
'no,' they didn't want to live in
the Soviet Union. But that was
not enough, he says.
"From the very first mo-
ment they found strong sup-
fort from the world Jewry and
, being the unofficial
spokesman, knew how impor-
tant all this everyday contact
with the world Jewry was. If
for one moment the KGB
would feel that I was not at the
center of attention, that today
I would disappear for a month
and nobody in the West would
notice it, I would never have
been able to work one day as
the spokesman. We know
many cases when some
unknown dissidents from the
Ukraine, Lithuania starts
his activity and he is at a stage
where he is still unknown and
the KGB stops it right away."
And once Sharansky became
involved he was in over his
"When you ride on a tiger,
the more dangerous it is to
stop. If you are already in such
a risky situation the best that
you can do is to continue."
AS A CHILD, Sharansky
got excellent grades in school
and was a chess champion. He
recalls at the time that he did
not have a desire to be a leader
but that he "simply felt myself
uncomfortable with this non-
initiative system and I was
looking for ways to display my
He thought he would grow
up to become a chess champion
or a mathematician or so-
meone in the science field.
"Reading books was my one
passion and exact science,
chess, logic, was the other. If
somebody said that my career
would be through the KGB
prison, I would really be
In prison, Sharansky main-
tained his rights, staging
hunger strikes, including one
that lasted 110 days. He ad-
mits he didn't want to really
die. Then again, he said he
came awfully close to death
"but I simply understood there
was no choice; that I don't
want to come back just to
come back to that life which I
lived before. And to continue
living a free person I'd have to
insist on the right demands.
"I wanted to live but as a
free person," states Sharan-
sky, who was tried on charges
of treason and anti-Soviet
agitation and propaganda. "I
mean, even in prison you can
live as a free person and even
out of prison you can live a
non-free person. I tried to ex-
plain that in my book."
SHARANSKY'S recollec-
tions for that book will not be
based on any notes he had
taken while imprisoned; "all
that you write or are found
writing from time to time is
confiscated," he explains.
He left prison only with his
psalm book, which, on his
visit to Miami, he pulled
out of his coat pocket to
display. His wife had sent it to
him from Israel shortly before
his arrest. And even for that,
he had to fight.
"Only after a big struggle
did they let me take it. I laid on
the snow and said I wouldn't
go to the airport unless they
gave it to me."
The airport is where Sharan-
sky was taken by surprise in
February of 1986. Without
telling him where he was go-
ing, Soviet prison officials,
nine years into his 13-year
sentence, walked into his cell
and said, 'Sharansky, you're
going to interrogation.'
Instead, he was taken to a
waiting airplane. He knew
something was amiss when he
noticed the plane had about
100 unfilled seats. Yet, it took
off with only him and four
KGB men aboard.
Two hours had passed and
Sharansky says he knew they
had crossed the Soviet border.
Then, he was told: "I have to
inform you that there is a
special decision by the
Supreme Soviet of the Soviet
Union that for bad behavior
you are deprived of Soviet
Sharansky hardly felt at a
"Of course I was excited,
and afraid to believe it. And so
I said to him. "After 13 years
after I asked you to deprive me
of Soviet citizenship, you final-
ly did it,' and secondly, I used
this opportunity once again to
say that I was not a spy, that
all my activity was in the in-
terest of those Soviet Jews
who wanted to leave."
NOW, Sharansky concludes,
the struggle for "release of
our people is at an important
"On one hand we have a
Soviet leader who knows he
needs to reach as soon as possi-
Sharansky strikes a jaunty pose, accommodating photographers
before his only public appearance in Miami last month.
ble cooperation with the West
on economic, scientific and
arms questions. He
understands the power of the
human rights issue. He
understands he must present a
new image.
"On the other hand, this
leader understands very well
how to speak to the West and
he's succeeded to convince
everybody that he is making
very serious changes in human
rights and the Soviet Jewry
But the reality, says Sharan-
sky, is that while more visible
Soviet refuseniks are finally
being allowed to emigrate
from the Soviet Union, for
unknown Jews to apply is
more difficult than ever.
"What's worse today,"
Sharansky worries, "is Jewish
solidarity is weakened because
too many people believe
(Soviet leader Mikhail) Gor-
bachev. Too many people
believe we shouldn't press on
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