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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Fred K. Shochet
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West Palm Beach, Fla

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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: Feb. 20, 1987 called no. 4 in masthead and no. 8 in publisher's statement; Mar. 31, 1989 called no. 12 in masthead and no. 13 in publisher's statement.
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"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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THE VOICE OP
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OP
PALM BEACH
COUNTY
"Jewish floridian
^ W OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

VOLUME 13 NUMBER 39
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4,1967
PRICE 40 CENTS
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Flyer Hang-Glides
To Terrorist Attack
TEL AVIV (JTA) A lone terrorist, who sailed almost silent-
ly over the Lebanon border in a mortorized hang-glider, killed
six Israeli soldiers and wounded seven near Kiryat Shemona in
the upper Galilee before he was shot to detach by one of the
soldiers he had wounded.
Some time later, an Israel Defense Force patrol killed a second
terrorist whose glider had come down in southern Lebanon just
short of the Israel border. There were no Israeli casualties in
that encounter.
The attack, the most serious terrorist infiltration of Israel in
many years, pierced Israel's rigorous defenses" around the nor-
thern border.
The IDF was put on emergency alert, with the entire area seal-
ed off. Residents of Kiryat Shemona, three miles west of the at-
Continued on Page 7
House Bans Sale of Stingers
To Major Non-NATO Allies
By HOWARD ROSENBERG
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The House of Representatives
voted late last month to ban
the sale of Stinger anti-
aircraft missiles to any coun-
try that is not a member of
NATO or designated a "major
non-NATO ally."
The House approved the ban
by a 322-to-93 vote. The
senate, however, is unlikely to
approve such a ban in light of
tight scheduling before it ad-
journs in December. "I don't
think it's going to happen,"
said Tom Pines, legislative
assistant to Rep. Lawrence
Smith (D-Fla.), who supported
the ban.
The ban would not apply to
Israel or Egypt, both recently
designated as major non-nato
allies, or to Turkey.
Rep. Stephen Solarz
capacity to maintain our fleet
in that part of the world,"
Solarz said.
In addition, the House voted
to prohibit the sale or transfer
of F-15E aircraft to Saudi
Arabia, although it permitted
the sale of earlier, less
sophisticated models. It also
stipulated that Saudi Arabia
may not have more than 60
F-15s at any one time.
The foreign aid authoriza-
tion bill, which will likely not
be completed until mid-
December, provides Israel
with $3.1 billion in aid over
each of the next two fiscal
years.
Should Congress not ap-
prove the budget agreement
reached by congressional and
administration negotiators to
meet the Gramm-Rudman-
Hollings deficit reduction
(D-N.Y.) urged unsuccessfully targets, aid to Israel could be
cut by 7 to 8 percent, or by
roughly $230 million.
during the debate that the
amendment be modified to
allow Stingers to be sold to
Bahrain and to any other coun-
try providing the United
States with access to military
facilities. The administration is
considering selling Stingers to
Bahrain.
Bahrain'! Cooperation
'Essential'
Bahrain "is the head-
quarters for our Mideast force
and whose cooperation is real-
ly essential in terms of our
Ground was broken for the new Jewish
Community Campus at ceremonies on Nov.
22. Taking part are Presidents jf the agen-
cies to be built on the Jewish Community
Campus on Military Trail and 12th Street
the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish
Family and Children's Service, and the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
JCCampus Capital Campaign officers,
major benefactors, and representatives of
every segment of the Jewish community.
For additional photos, see page 9.
Soviet Jewry Task Force
Adopts Community Refuseniks
In the hope of repeating last
year's success with Cherna
Goldort and Yuli Edelshtein,
the Soviet Jewry Task Force
of the Community Relations
Council of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County has
once again adopted two
refusenik families. Cherna
Goldort and Yuli Edelshtein
were refuseniks who were
adopted by the task force and
recently emigrated to Israel.
Terry Rapaport, Chairman
of the task force, announced
that Vladimir and Izolda
Tufeld and Alexei and Natalia
Magarik and their son were
adopted as community
refuseniks at a task force
meeting Nov. 5. "We plan to
enlist the support of many
organizations in the communi-
ty to join with us in writing to
U.S. and Soviet government
officials to keep the plight of
the Tufelds and Magariks
before the public. With this ad-
ded visibility, we pray that the
Soviet government will grant
them exit visas," stated Ms.
Rapaport.
The critical situation of this
community's refuseniks, along
with 400,000 others who have
requested exit visas and have
been refused, will be
highlighted at the Community
Plea for Soviet Jewry Thurs-
day, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., at
Temple Israel, 1901 No.
Flagfer Drive, West Palm
Beach. Featured speaker will
be Jerry Goodman, Executive
Director of the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry. The
plea is sponsored by the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. Co-convenors
are Hadassah, National Coun-
cil of Jewish Women, and
Women's American ORT.
Sandra Goldberg, Co
Chairman of the task force,
has met with the son of the
Tufelds in Israel. "This is a
case of family reunification,"
stated Mrs. Goldberg.
"Vladimir left his job as an
electrical engineer in
November 1973 with clearance
from his boss saying he was
not a security risk, in anticipa-
tion of emigrating to Israel.
Continued on Page 8
Federation Vanguard Mission Sets Trend
Inside
Federation/UJA Campaign
...page 3
From The Demographic
Study...page 7
CJF General Assembly
.. .pagos7.11
Season's War Of Symbols
...pagsS
By LOUISE ROSS
The dictionary defines
vanguard as "occupying a
leading position in a trend or
movement." And when 14
business and professional
leaders recently participated
in the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County's in-
augural Vanguard Mission to
Israel, they established a
"nucleus of business and pro-
fessional leaders in our Jewish
community," said Barry Berg,
Co-Chairman of the mission.
As Vice Presidents of
Federation and professionals
in the community, Mr. Berg
and his Co-Chairman, Marvin
Rosen, an attorney with
Honigman Miller Schwartz
and Conn, accepted the
Vanguard Mission Co-Chairman Barry Berg responsibility to lead the mis-
(right) and participant Martin Katz discuss sion. After visiting the
Israel's geo-political situation. historical sites of the Jewish
homeland, and being briefed
by governmental and military
officials, as well as meeting
with business and professional
leaders, Mr. Rosen proclaimed
the mission a tremendous suc-
cess. "We had a great group of
people who really had a mean-
ingful experience and
established a bond which will
last all our lifetimes."
Taking a long-term view of
the mission, Mr. Berg, who is a
partner in charge 01 the Tax
Department of the West Palm
Beach office of Ernst and
Whinney, said, "As the par-
ticipants accept their respon-
sibility both this year and in
the future, the mission will be
a great success for our com-
munity and the Jewish
people.'
Although Mr. Berg and Mr.
Continued on Page 10
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Page 2 The Tewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 4, 1987
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Victor Duke
Memorial Tribute Fund
Honor Roll
Many people have made donations in memory of com-
munity leader Victor Duke to the Jewish Community
Center to be located on the new Jewish Community Cam-
pus on Military Trail and 12th Street. The JCCampus will
also house the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
and the Jewish Family and Children's Service.
The late Mr. Duke was a member of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Jewish Community Center and very active in the
campaign to raise $12.5 million to build the new facility.
Due to space restrictions, thefollowng is only a partial
list of contributions. Additional donors will be recognized
in weeks to come.
Adele Berman
Harry Bilowsky
John H. Bocknek
Esther Brodsky
Esther L. Canell
Anne W. Cohen
Leon D. Colon
Herman Fauber
Samuel Pinkenthal
Myer W. Foss
Estelle Freeman
Isador Gliner
Hannah Goldberg
Isadora Greenberg
Katy Greenfield
Jill Hanson
Dora Heller
Ruth H. Horlick
William Horn
Frances Jaffee
Lillian D. Kaplan
William R. Karp
Herman Krakower
Mollie Libben
Massachusetts Social Club
Mens Club (CAS)
Herman Mondscheim
Max Neier
This is the
year. Listings
Herbert M. Newman
Helen R. Norman
Northampton E. Associates
Myra Onrenstine
Palm Beach County Cable Club
Malcolm Pitkin
Al Radonsky
Herman Rosen
Edna Rosenblum
Eli Rosenblott
Joe Roth
Hy Ruchlis
Jerry A. Schrer
Jennie Schuman
Joseph Schwartz
Meyer Sherman
Oscar Slutsky
Phil Sokol
Betty Spar
Emanuel Storer
Rod Tennyson
Fannie Ushkow
David Wallach
Vivian Walsh
Louis Werner
Irene Wiesner
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Willinger
final listing for this Campaign
will resume in the Spring.
Contributions may be sent to the Jewish Community
Campus Capital Campaign, 501 South Flagler Drive, Suite
305, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, earmarked for the Vic-
tor Duke Memorial Tribute Fund. For more information,
contact Marjorie Scott, JCCampus Capital Campaign
Director, at 832-2120.
A* FI*4
1988 CAMPAIGN
MAJOR EVENTS
DECEMBER
Dec. 13 MAJOR GIFTS EVENT
Dec. 15 Poinciana Golf and Racquet Rally
Dec. 20 Boynton Beach Council Breakfast
JANUARY
Jan. 14 Leadership Dinner
Jan. 20 Women's Division Lion of Judah
Jan. 21 Fountains Special Gifts Cocktail
Party
Jan. 24 Fountains Golf
Tournament/Luncheon
Jan. 28 Hunters Run Pacesetters Event
1988 C Jewish F FACE IT! Eimpaign Incentives Prog ederation of Palm Beacli ram i County
Hannah Duke Expresses Appreciation
"I would like personally to
thank every person who made
a contribution to the Victor
Duke Memorial Tribute Fund
for the Jewish Community
Campus," said Hannah Duke,
"but there are so many. I ap-
preciate their generous
thoughtfulness in choosing to
remember my late husband in
this appropriate way."
The Fund was established in
memory of Victor Duke, who
was a member of the Board of
Directors of the Jewish Com-
munity Center which will be
built on the JCCampus on
Military Trail and 12th Street.
Mr. Duke was active in the
Capital Campaign to raise
$12.5 million as well as deeply
involved in many Jewish and
communal endeavors.
Contributions are still being
received for the Fund and may
be sent to the Jewish Com-
munity Campus Capital Cam-
paign, 501 South Flagler
In a file photograph, Gilbert S. Messing, Chairman of the
Jewish Community Campus Capital Campaign, shows Han-
nah Duke the papers establishing the Victor Duke Memorial
Tribute Fund.
2rivt' SMS WCSt SS nation, contact Marjorie
Beach, FL 33401 earmarked g JCCampus Capital Cam-
for the V.ctor Duke Memorial ^ DirectoJT t 83K2.2120
Tribute Fund. For more infor- y B
Mendel Kaplan Chosen To Head
Jewish Agency Board of Governors
Mendel Kaplan has been
elected the new Chairman of
the Board of Governors of the
Jewish Agency for Israel. This
was announced by Henry Taub
of Englewood, New Jersey,
Chairman of United Israel
Appeal.
A lawyer by training and in-
dustrialist by profession,
Mendel Israel Kaplan is deeply
involved in many aspects of
Jewish communal life, both in
his native South Africa and in
Israel.
Mendel Kaplan has been
Chairman of the United Israel
Appeal-Keren Hayesod World
Board of Trustees since June,
1983. A dedicated leader and
worker, he is both a member of
the Executive and the
Treasurer of the World Jewish
congress. He is also a member
of the Executive of the Jewish
Agency and of its Board of
Governors, where he serves as
Chairman of both the Commit-
Mendel Kaplan
tee on Comptroller's Reports
and the Jewish Education Sub-
Committee on Senior
Personnel.
In his hometown of Johan-
nesburg, Kaplan has been Na-
tional Chairman of the Israel
United Appeal since 1978 and
currently serves as Vice Presi-
dent of the South African
Jewish Board of Deputies, as
well as of the Jewish Board of
Education. His previous
responsibilities included a
term (1974-1978) as National
Chairman of the United Com-
munal Fund of South Africa.
A keen desire to better
understand the origins of the
Jewish people and their en-
vironment led Mr. Kaplan to
actively participate in the
Jerusalem Old Yishuv Court
Museum, the City of David Ar-
chaeological Project, the
Botanical Garden of Jerusalem
and the Jerusalem Tennis
Center. In recognition of his
attachment and service to the
Capital, Kaplan was made an
Honorary Fellow of the City of
Jerusalem in 1985, and award-
ed an Honorary Doctorate in
Philosophy from the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, in
Continued on Page 19
BUILDING A COMMUNITY... A PLACE FOR US
THESE PEOPLE ARE HELPING TO BUILD
The Jewish Community Campus
HOMEOFTHE
Jewish Community Center*
Jewish Family And Children's Service
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Is Your Name
Partial Listing *** M^'AftS'*'
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Berk Mr u t
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gold El iZSOfEL a ku
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Greenhut Mr' d Mr. F ^ & ff
Mr. Stanley Hyman JJr 2 21 S"1^'.Ribakoff
Mrs. Irene S. Korahauser ft "fi^tES RMma*
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Kosowski SmSiSSSlS
Mr. and Mrs. Lou Leibovit ft" &?#+*
PLUS ^ENS MORE CARING PEOPLE WHOSE NAMES
WILL APPEAR IN THE WEEKS TO COME
Don't Be Left Out!
Call the JCCampus Campaign Office, 832-2120
Known as YWYMHA's In many communities.



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'Join Me On The
Young Adult
Mission To Israel
June 12-22
Michael Lifshitz
To return from the mission as a knowledgeable and elo-
quent spokesman for the needs of Jews in the State of Israel,
at home, and abroad, is only one of the reasons Michael Lif-
shitz, a partner in the accounting and financial consulting
firm of Lifshitz Associates, is participating in the Young
Adult Mission. Recently married, Mr. Lifshitz sees this trip
as an opportunity for his wife, Sandy, and he to go to Israel
together for their first visit. "We have the added bonus of do-
ing it with friends we've grown up with, as well as those we
have made through our involvement with Federation," said
Mr. Lifshitz, who is a member of Federation's Leadership
Development Committee. He also serves as Co-Chairman of
the committee's Advanced Leadership Training and as a
member of the Young Adult Division's Business Executive
Forum Committee.
For more information on the mission, call Mark
Mendel, Young Adult Division Director, at the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County office, 832-2120.
Friday, December 4, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
FederationIVJA Campaign
Israeli Actress To Address
Poinciana Informative Meeting

A prize-winning young ac-
tress who is a noted television
and radio program editor and
director, as well as Israel's
foremost woman broadcaster
for Kol Israel, will be the
featured speaker at an infor-
mative meeting for residents
of Poinciana Golf and Racquet
Club. "Israel Now A Very
Special Viewpoint" will be ad-
dressed by Freda Keet on
Tuesday, Dec. 15,3:30 p.m., at
the Social Room of the Poin-
ciana Clubhouse.
The event is given on behalf
of the 1988 Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County-United
Jewish Appeal Campaign;
however, no solicitation will be
made at this time.
Milt Sharon has been named
by Jeanne Levy, General
Chairman of the 1988 Jewish
Federation-UJA Campaign, to
chair the Poinciana Campaign.
Jules Klevan, who has
previously served for many
years as Chairman, has been
named Co-Chairman. Both are
dedicated leaders who are
looking forward to increasing
participation in the Campaign
among Poinciana residents in
order to meet the increased
needs of Jews locally, in Israel,
and worldwide, Mrs. Levy
Continued on Page 6-
ADL Defends Amendments
To Its Quota Policy
BY ANDREW
SILOW CARROLL
NEW YORK (JTA) The
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith will continue to
argue against quotas and
"preferential" treatment in
the work place based on race,
gender or ethnicity, despite re-
cent amendments to its
longstanding policy of
opposition.
According to ADL officials
here, recent actions taken by
the agency's National Ex-
ecutive Committee represent
only "modifications" of the
organization's basic opposition
to quotas as a means of ensur-
ing equal opportunity.
The group will continue to
support "non-preferential" af-
firmative action plans, which
call for programming other
than "setting aside" a set
number of positions for
members of a particular
minority group or gender.
Two resolutions amending
ADL's affirmative action
policy were adopted at a
meeting of the agency's Na-
tional Executive Committee
meeting in Chicago Oct.
26-Nov. 1.
One resolution says that
court-ordered preferential
relief, which ADL traditionally
has opposed, is appropriate
under certain limited
conditions.
These include cases where
there has been a long history
of "systematic and egregious
discrimination" and where
training, recruitment and
other "non-preferential"
remedies nave been
unsuccessful.
A second resolution says
that in situations where there
is a "substantially
segregated" workplace, the
ADL will uphold a private sec-
tor employer's consideration
of race, gender or ethnicity as
one factor in choosing among
equally qualified applicants.
The policy amendments are
"not a startling departure,"
according to Justin Finger,
associate national director of
ADL. The first resolution
"codifies what has been
operating policy," he said.
Finger cited the ADL's sup-
port during the 1970s of the
court-ordered integration of
the Alabama State Troopers,
which had been found to be
Continued on Page 12
Members of the Major Gifts Committee of
the 1988 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal Campaign
met recently to review the final plans for
the Major Gifts Dinner which will be held
on Sunday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. at a private
residence in Palm Beach. The black-tie
event, for contributors of $25,000 or more
to the 1988 Federation-UJA Campaign,
features the Honorable Moshe Arad,
Israel's ambassador to the United States.
Seated above are (clockwise left to right.
from head of table) Alan Shulman, Major
Gifts Chairman; Douglas Kleiner, Federa-
tion Campaign Director; Jeanne Levy,
General Campaign Chair; H. Irwin Levy,
$50,000 Club Chairman; Myron Nickman,
Past President; Jeffrey Klein, Federation
Executive Director; Alec Engelstein,
Associate General Campaign Chairman;
and Norman Goldblum, Campaign Cabinet.
For more information, contact Douglas
Kleiner, Campaign Director, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
The Board of Trustees
Invites You to a
GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
for the
Expansion of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center
of the Jewish Home for the Aged of Palm Beach County
Sunday, December 6, 1987
10:30 a.m.
at the Center
4847 Fred Gladstone Drive, West Palm Beach
Bennett M. Berman
President
Michael Stein
Chairman of the Day
RSVP 471-5111
E. Drew Gackenheimer
Executive Director


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 4, 1987
Message To Mikhail
Glasnost, as Boris Yeltsin learned, is still more
a phrase than a policy. The Russian word foor
"openness' has become the label for changes in
Soviet domestic and foreign policy under
General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. But
Yeltsin formerly the powerful boss of the
Communist Party in Moscow apparently took
glasnost a bit too far. At a meeting presided over
by Gorbachev himself, Yeltsin was savagely
criticized by his colleagues and booted out.
He should have listened to Ida Nudel. About
the same time as Yeltsin lost his job, Nudel
warned the United States and Israel: "Danger is
nearing. I plead with all people of influence.
Keep your eyes on the Soviet Union. Please look
carefully at what is happening and do not be
fooled by glasnost."
Nudel survived years of Siberian banishment,
internal exile, and other forms of official oppres-
sion before winning her battle to emigrate to
Israel earlier this year. On Dec. 6 sht and other
former refusenik leaders, including Natan
Sharansky, Vladimir Slepak and Yuli Edelsh-
tein, will lead tens of thousands of supporters of
human rights in general and Soviet Jews in par-
ticular in a Washington march and rally. A 1
p.m. procession will go from the Ellipse
eastward to a rally opposite the Capitol reflec-
ting pool.
In addition to the four former refuseniks,
those scheduled to appear include Helen
Jackson, widow of former Sen. Henry Jackson,
co-author of the Jackson-Vanik amendment;
Israel's Ambassador to the United States,
Moshe Arad; Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel;
Catholic and Protestant clergy; civil rights ac-
tivists; and leaders of several ethnic groups. The
event will precede by one day the Washington
summit between President Ronald Reagan and
Gorbachev. Organizers want to send the General
Secretary a message:
Yes, changes seem to be under way in the
Soviet Union. Prisoners of Zion have been freed
and a number of long-time refuseniks have been
permitted to emigrate. The number of Jews
allowed to leave the Soviet Union has risen
sharply in recent months, and diplomatic con-
tacts between Moscow and Jerusalem also have
increased.
Nevertheless, there has been very little real
Erogress. The number of emigrants remains far
elow the levels of the 1970's. While groups in
the United States and Israel working on behalf
of Soviet Jewry speak not only of the 12,000 or
more refuseniks but pIso for approximately
400,000 others who have taken the initial step to
emigrate, Moscow seems to recognize only the
first category. New procedures may bar poten-
tial applicants as well as those already trying to
leave.
Meanwhile, increased contacts with Isrcal
have not yet translated into a renewal of
diplomatic relations. Neither is it clear yet that
the Kremlin accepts a role in Middle East
diplomacy in which it would not block bilateral
agreements reached between Israel and its
neighbors.
The status of Soviet Jewry and the issue of
Soviet-Israel relations belong on the agenda of
the superpower summit. The first is a question
of human rights, and, as John F. Kennedy ask-
ed, what are international relations but ques-
tions of human rights. As for the second, Soviet
willingness to play a constructive role in
regional conflicts certainly must reflect its
worldwide goals.
Dec. 6 is a chance for all of us to be a part of
history, to reinforce the favorable stance of the
Reagan Administration on Soviet Jewry and
Soviet-Israeli relations, and to send a message
to Mikhail.
rriooK.40 yeAfts-ro c^ck it
JTA
Nasserites Revealed
Egyptian police have broken up an
underground revolutionary group thought to be
responsible for the assassinations of two Israelis
and an attack on American diplomats in Cairo
(The Washington Post, Nov. 17). The group,
Egypt's Nasserite Revolution, drew inspiration
from the fervent nationalism of former Presi-
dent Gamal Abdel Nasser, and may have involv-
ed the president's son, Khaled Abdel Nasser,
who has" fled the country.
Sixteen alleged members of the group have
been arrested, including three colonels. Accor-
ding to an Egyptian official, the group was
financed by Libya.
Group member Essam Saved, brother of the
cell's leader, exposed its activities in a
clandestine meeting with American diplomats.
U.S. officials declined comment on the story.
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Friday. December 4, 1987
Volume 13
13 KISLEV 5748
Number 39
Is 1987 a good year to make a gift to the
Jewish Federation's Endowment Fund?
Your accountant will probably answer with an
emphatic YES. He knows what advantages are
available to you under the current tax laws.
You and the community can benefit from
your contribution to the Federation's
Endowment Fund.
For more information on how your gift can:
...provide you with income for life
...allow you to recommend future
distributions to charities
...perpetuate your annual gift to the
Federation/UJA campaign
contact:
Edward Baker
Endowment Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(305)832-2120


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Friday, December 4, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Season of Peace Spurs War Of Symbols
By RUTI G. TEITEL
Nativity scenes, crosses and
menorahs have been erected in
the most unlikely places on
the lawns of city halls, il-
luminated on the sides of
government office buildings,
nestled in the stairways of
courthouses, emblazoned on
sheriffs' cars, towering on fire
departments and proudly
displayed in public parks.
Three years since the
Supreme Court's March 1984
decision allowing the town of
Pawtucket, RI, to finance its
Christmas Nativity scene
display, the controversy over
government sponsorship of
religious symbols still rages.
But the battleground has
shifted from the Supreme
Court chambers where, for
a time, it seemed there might
be a judicial resolution of the
question to town halls all
over the country. In the local
arena, the issue which spr-
ings up during the December
holiday season is taking its
toll in community relations at a
time of ostensible good cheer.
For Jews, these local disputes
are often no-win propositions.
The Jewish community is
split. Shall Jews endure the
temporary Christian displays,
challenge them in court, or
decide that if we can't beat
them we must join them one
for one, menorah for Nativity
scene?
Recent litigation reflects the
split. In a crowded courtroom
in Pittsburgh last December, a
Federal district judge deter-
mined that a Nativity scene
could stand in the county cour-
thouse and a menorah in front
of the City-County building.
The Lubavitch, with their at-
torneys, were jubilant their
menorah would continue to be
Bublicly displayed. The Anti-
efamation League was
disheartened, having joined
the American Civil Liberties
Union action against both the
Nativity scene and the
menorah. A prior lawsuit in
Chicago brought by the
American Jewish Congress
had also challenged both. And
in California, a state superior
court upheld a menorah on the
lawn of City Hall again pit-
ting the Lubavitch against the
American Jewish Congress.
As of yet unchallenged,
menorahs sponsored by
private funds appear on public
property all over New York Ci-
ty, including Queens Borough
Hall.
Ruti G. Teitel is assistant
director of the Legal Affairs
Department of ADL's Civil
Rights Division.
Only a fad? Perhaps but
one set into motion by Lynch v.
Donnelly, the Pawtucket deci-
sion and a dangerous one for
religious minorities. Recent
Federal court of appeals deci-
sions have limited that deci-
sion to Nativity scenes in
secular displays in the context
of the Christmas season.
Crosses and free-standing
Nativity scenes displayed
without accompanying non-
religious symbols on govern-
ment property have been held
unconstitutional. A creche at
City Hall in Birmingham, MI,
and a cross on the fire head-
quarters in St. Charles, IL,
were invalidated by the Sixth
and Seventh Circuits,
respectively.
These distinctions illustrate
the problems inherent in
government establishment of
religion. Unlike a Nativity
scene a menorah does not have
a national holiday to secularize
it. Obtaining government pro-
Continued on Page 17
The symbolic light cast by this cross and Christmas scene is not
always welcome on the 'naked'' public square. AP/Wkie World Photo
A Refusenik For 16 Years
By MARTIN GILBERT
Fourteen years ago this
month a remarkable appeal
reached the West from
Moscow. Signed by 20 Soviet
Jews, all of them refuseniks, it
announced that "as a sign of
deprivation of our rights we
will, when we find it
necessary, wear the yellow
Star of David as has always
been done by our brethren
under conditions of tyranny."
Nineteen of the 20
signatories of this appeal, in-
cluding Natan Sharansky,
were subsequently allowed to
leave the Soviet Union. Only
one is still a refusenik. His
name is Pavel Abramovich.
Together with his wife Mar-
ta, Abramovich known to
his friends as "Pasha" first
applied for an exit visa in 1971,
when he was 32 years old. This
year he has reached 48. His
many friends in the West are
now desperate lest he should
be left "on the shelf." Pasha
Abramovich has never sat idly
by. In June 1975, during a one
day hunger strike by many
refuseniks, he was among
those who signed an appeal to
the West, in which the hunger
strikers declared: "We will
never give up our desire to
bind our fate with the fate of
the Jewish people in Israel."
Within a year of this
courageous statement,
Abramovich was ordered to
stop teaching Hebrew. In
December 1976 he was detain-
ed by the KGB in order to pre-
vent him participating in the
refusenik Cultural Symposium
in Moscow.
Undeterred by the threat of
arrest, in October 1978
Abramovich was one of the
organizers of the Festival of
Jewish Songs held in a wood
near Moscow. He had also con-
tinued his unofficial Hebrew
classes; in May 1980 ten of his
students were called in for
questioning by the KGB and
warned that they would be
dismissed from their jobs if
they did not stop attending the
classes. In February 1981 he
was warned that if he con-
tinued teaching his fate would
be "worse than Brailovsky's."
(Brailovsky was then in prison
and was later sentenced to
four years internal exile; he is
now in Israel).
In August 1981 Abramovich
was warned that his Hebrew
teaching must stop, or he
would be brought to trial, his
flat raided and many books
and personal papers con-
fiscated. Even these threats,
however, did not stop him giv-
ing lessons to a few pupils.
A few months ago,
Abramovich's son Felix was
allowed to leave the Soviet
Union for Israel. Tirelessly, he
now campaigns for his
parents' release; two weeks
ago he was in London, speak-
ing on their behalf. Nor are
mere words to be mocked at;
Pavel Abramovich himself,
many years ago, told a visitor
from the West: "Sometimes a
word means more than a piece
of bread to a hungry man."
There has been much talk
Continued on Page 16-
Trudeau's Belated 'Mea Culpa'
By BEN KAYFETZ
(Copyright 1987, Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
Former Canadian Premier
Pierre Trudeau's unexpected
admission this month that his
government should not have
ignored alleged Nazi war
criminals in Canada has spark-
ed a lively debate over why vir-
tually nothing was done about
the issue by his Liberal Party.
The party was in power for
more than two decades, but
some say the blame can be
spread to other government
officials.
Speaking at a closed-door in-
Lisa's 'Jewish' Life and Death
By RABBI
MARC H. TANENBAUM
(Copyright 1987, Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
The tragic death in New
York of Lisa Steinberg, the
6-year-old victim of apparent
child-beating, has wrung the
hearts of all of us. It has made
us aware of how urgent is the
need to strengthen the
capacities of social service
agencies and the police to con-
tain this growing family
violence before it destroys
more innocent lives.
But there is one aspect of
this tragedy that needs to be
set straight before it gets out
of hand. It was reported that
Lisa was born of Catholic
parents and had "a Jewish up-
bringing." Lisa indeed was
born of a Catholic mother. The
notion, however, that she had
a "Jewish upbringing" is
nothing less than scandalous.
The beatings and abuse that
this poor, lovely child suffered
at the hands of her adoptive
parents, who were born
Jewish, violates every basic
teaching of Judaism about
children. Anyone who knows
anything about the Jewish
religion and real Jewish family
life knows that every child is
sacred and central in Judaism.
The child in Jewish tradition is
the highest of human
treasures. What her parents
inflicted on Lisa was savage,
not Jewish.
Equally, the battering of the
woman in* Lisa's household.
Hedda Nussbaum, abuses
every Jewish teaching and
feeling about the honored
place of a wife in the strong
Jewish family tradition.
"Husbands must honor their
wives more than themselves,"
the Talmud declares.
Beyond that, this is not a
Catholic-Jewish issue. It is a
terrible human tragedy. And
all of us should be doing
everything we can together to
try to prevent Lisa Steinbergs
and Hedda Nussbaums of
whatever religions and races
from ever happening again.
Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum
is director of international
relations for the American
Jewish Committee.
ternational conference at
McGill University, marking
the 40th anniversary of the
Nuremberg trials, Trudeau
acknowledged that war
criminals were not a priority
for his government.
Participants in the con-
ference said Trudeau called it
a problem "of previous times.
We had too much to do with
our own problems in our
time."
Liberal M.P. Robert Kaplan,
who was Trudeau's solicitor-
general (equivalent of U.S. at-
torney general) for part of that
period and who pushed hard
for a war crimes policy, set the
priorities for the cabinet.
But, he added, bureaucrats
in the Justice ministry, who
were urging the government
to do nothing, were as much to
blame.
"We had two obstacles. One
was the low priority given to
the issue, but the second was
the legal opinions on which we
operated, Kaplan told the
Toronto Globe and Mail.
The civil servants told the
Liberal Cabinet that a law
which allowed trials in Canada
for crimes committed in
Europe 40 years ago might be
challenged as a violation of the
"retroactivity rule" in Cana-
dian law. Kaplan said that
Jean Chretien, who was
minister of justice then, "ap-
proached the issue with an
open mind."
But he was being advised by
Justice ministry officials,
notably Martin Lowe, a senior
bureaucrat who headed an in-
^partmental committee in
1981 which recommended no
action. "I think that's where
Chretien got his legal opi-
nions," Kaplan said.
Justice critic Svend Robin-
son of New Democratic Party
wouldn't let Trudeau off easi-
ly. "His behavior amounted to
shameful indifference," he
said. "It was totally unaccep-
table and deeply disturbing. It
meant that had the Liberals
been reelected quite clearly
there would have been no fur-
ther action whatsoever on this
question."
Trudeau was quoted by one
source at the conference as
saying: "I belong to a religion
where, when we confess our
sins, we confess not only what
we did, but what we failed to
do. In listening to my former
parliamentarian (Robinson), I
felt it was a good lesson for my
Continued on Page 17-


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December 5
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December 6
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December 8
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December 9
Federation, Women's Division Executive Committee, 10
a.m. and Board Noon Morse Geriatric Center-Men's
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Cresthaven, 1 p.m. Federation, Inter-School Rally for
Soviet Jewry at Jewish Community Day School
Federation, Mission Committee, 7 p.m. B'nai B'rith,
Royal Palm Beach, 8 p.m.
December 10
Federation, "Plea For Soviet Jewry," at Temple Israel,
7:30 p.m. Morse Geriatric Center, Women's Aux-
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a.m. Na'Amat USA-Palm Beach Council, 10 a.m.
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through Dec. 13 Federation, Investment Committee 4
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Israeli Actress To Address
Poinciana Informative Meeting
Continued from Page 3
noted.
Mr. Sharon and Mr. Klevan
encourage their fellow
residents to join with them to
hear about Israel today from
one of the leading personalities
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In her key role with Kol
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Knesset Speaker Wants
Compensation For Jewish
Property Left In Arab Lands
YITZHAK RABI
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Knesset speaker Shlomo Hillel
contends that Israel, in any
future negotiations with Arab
countries, must insist on com-
pensation to Jews whose pro-
perty and belongings were left
behind or confiscated when
they left their Arab homes for
Israel.
"As a matter of fact, I think
that we made a mistake when
we did not include the subject
in the peace negotiations with
Egypt," Hillel said. "It
created a precedent which
does not help the cause of Jews
from Arab countries." Israel
and Egypt signed a peace trea-
ty in 1979.
In an interview with the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
the Iraqi-born Hillel, 64, con-
ceded he cannot provide an
estimate of the value of pro-
perty and capital lost by the
Jews who fled the Arab coun-
tries. But according to various
sources, the amount is $2-$3
billion.
Hillel said that about 40,000
Jews now live in the entire
Arab world, compared to more
than one million before the
State of Israel was established
in 1948. Describing the cur-
rent situation, he noted that
about 25,000 Jews live in
Morocco, where they enjoy
"peace and freedom,; 4,500
Jews live in Syria, where they
are "oppressed and their
movement is limited"; and the
rest live in small Jewish com-
munities throughout the Arab
world.
Asked about the plight of
Syrian Jewry, Hillel asserted
that only international
pressure will ease their op-
pression and enable them to
leave Syria. He said this is the
method that was used to
release the Jews of Egypt
after the 1967 Six-Day War.
"Syria holds the Jews as if
they were hostages," Hillel
charged. "Recently we have
been told that the Jews in
Syria are not oppressed as
before, but the reality is that
their freedom of movement
within the country is still
limited, and most important,
they are not allowed to leave
the country at all."
First elected to the Knesset
in 1953, Hillel served as a
minister in the Labor govern-
ments headed by Golda Meir
Continued on Page 13
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From The Demographic Study
Major Goals of a Jewish Education
Jewish Identity
Jewish History
Jewish Ethics
Bar(t) Mitzvah
Israel
Religious Practices
Teach Hebrew
17
10 15
20
25 30 35 40
Jewish Federations around the country are
spending increasing amounts on Jewish
education, through a variety of programs.
Although one does not necessarily set cur-
riculum based upon the wishes of the general
public, it is useful to discern their feelings on
this issue. In the Demographic study, Jewish
identity was seen as the most important goal
of Jewish education, reflecting the belief that
Jewish identity is key to the survival of the
Jewish people. Non-synagogue members
were more likely to select Jewish history as a
major goal and less likely to select religious
gractices. Age of the respondents in the Palm
each Study area (Boynton Beach to
Percentage
Jupiter/Tequesta) played a minor factor in the
choices made. However, religious practices
were more likely to be mentioned by younger
respondents and Israel by older respondents.
In households which contained children,
religious practices were more likely to be
mention while Jewish ethics was mentioned
less. The differences among different groups
(males and females, synagogue members and
non-members, etc.) are all relatively small
and the community does show some degree of
unanimity on the goals of a Jewish education,
the study found.
* Source: Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County.
Outgoing CJF President:
Jewish Identity Shouldn't Be Decided In Knesset
By MARK JOFFE
MIAMI BEACH (JTA) -
Legislation defining "who is a
Jew" in Israel would "wreak
deep divisiveness and
widespread disaffection" in
the world Jewish community if
it ever passed the Knesset, the
outgoing president of the
Council of Jewish Federations
(CJF) said last Wednesday
night (Nov. 19).
"The political parties of
Israel should not deal with this
matter through the Knesset,"
Shoshana Cardin told some
3,000 delegates attending
CFJ's 56th General Assembly
here.
Speaking at the assembly's
opening plenary session, Car-
din affirmed that it is not
CJF's role to "comment on
what are and what are not ap-
propriate conversion pro-
cedures, nor do we represent
any specific ideology."
But likewise, she said,
Israel's major political parties
should not exploit the
longstanding controversy over
whether people converted to
Judaism by non-Orthodox rab-
bis should be recognized as
Jews in Israel.
"This issue must not be used
for political trading by the ma
jor parties either to fashion or
to topple a government," Car-
din said.
"Our hope," she added, "is
that both major parties will re-
ject any such attempt, for we
have good reason to fear that
such legislation will wreak
deep divisiveness and
widespread disaffection
neither of which would bode
well for Israel or for Diaspora
Jewry."
Cardin commented on the
issue in the course of explain-
ing CJF's extraordinary move
earlier this year to urge
Israel's top leaders to block
passage of laws amending the
definition of 'who is a Jew" in
Israel.
Howard Weisband (left) Secretary General of the Jewish
Agency, recently addressed the staff of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County about the historical significance
and current program issues of the Jewish Agency. Seated
with him is Jeffrey Klein, Federation Executive Director.
Flyer Hang-Glides
To Terrorist Attack
Continued from Page 1
tack, were ordered to remain in their homes for the rest of the
night and well into the following morning. But schools in the
town opened shortly before the next day.
The precautions were taken because the red-and-white-painted
glider, a type used for sport, was capable of carrying two per-
sons, and it was believed a second, unaccounted terrorist might
also have landed. But searches into the morning found no one.
Pro-Syrian Terror Group Takes Credit
In Beirut, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-
General Command, a pro-Syrian terrorist group headed by Ahm-
ed Jabreel, claimed credit for the operation.
It said the attack was "dedicated to Ariel Sharon, who wiped
out many Arab villages in retaliatory operations carried out on
Oct. 15, 1983 in northern Galilee." Sharon, who is minister of
commerce and industry, was defense minister during the
Lebanon war.
Chief of Staff, Gen. Dan Shomron told IDF radio that the at-
tack by a "single intruder" was clearly a suicide mission,
because the infiltrator had no means of escape.
Shomron said that Palestinian terrorists are constantly seek-
ing new ways to infiltrate Israel. They have tried small boats,
small aircraft or small groups by land under cover of night. Most
of these attempts failed and any damage was slight, Shomron
said. Be he warned it is impossible to seal off the country
completely.
The last previous attempts to infiltrate Israel by air occurred
in 1981 ana 1982. In the first, a terrorist surrendered after lan-
ding his glider in the Galilee. A year later, two terrorists were
killed when their hot air balloon was shot down.
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Soviet Jewry Task Force
Adopts Community Refuseniks
Continued from Page 1
The Tufeld's only son, Igor,
had emigrated in 1977. Two
months after his departure,
Vladimir and Izolda applied for
emigration in order to join
their only son in Jerusalem. To
their great surprise, they
received a refusal."
Soon afterwards, harrass-
ment forced Vladimir to resign
from a job he had taken at a
construction bureau. In
August 1977 he suffered a
heart attack and in May 1979
he was hospitalized for severe
back pains. He was unable to
undergo advised surgery due
to other complications and can
only get around now on crut-
ches. Izolda underwent
surgery for a benign brain
tumor in 1981. According to
Mrs. Goldberg, Izolda's symp-
toms have reappeared. She
needs an operation again but it
cannot be done in the Soviet
Union.
Igor now has two children
whom the Tufeld's, separated
from their son for 10 years,
have not seen. Mrs. Goldberg
has formed a Tufeld Commit-
tee in the United States on
their behalf and has been
writing to the State Depart-
ment, Senators Kennedy,
Chiles, and Lewis, and to
Soviet leader Gorbachev.
The Magariks are another
case of family reunification as
Alexei's father and sister live
in Israel. Alexei is a talented
musician who cannot find per-
manent work. His wife,
Natalia, was trained as an elec-
trical engineer, but never
worked in her profession. They
are both fluent in English and
Hebrew and were Hebrew
teachers in the Moscow
refusenik community long
before they themselves applied
to emigrate. Their first refusal
was in 1981. In 1986 Alexei
was sent to prison on posses-
sion of drugs, a fabricated
charge to conceal the real
reason his involvement with
the aliyah movement.
Mrs. Goldberg noted that
when Yuli Edelshtein was
allowed co emigrate, he said,
Igor Tufeld and his son display a poster with pictures of
Vladimir and Izolda Tufeld, who cannot leave the Soviet
Union.
"Now we have to get Magarik
out." She relates that when
Natan Sharansky met with
Secretary of State George
Schultz in September, he an-
nounced that Magarik was
released from prison. After-
wards they got the word that
he received permission to
leave Russia for Israel.
However, Natalia had eye pro-
blems and needed an opera-
tion. Friends urged them to
leave as quickly as possible and
that she would be taken care of
at Hadassah Hospital in Israel.
However, Mrs. Goldberg
learned from Alexei's father
that Soviet officials stopped
him and took away his internal
Natalia and Alexei Magarik and son remain refuseniks in
Moscow.
passport, saying his papers for
the exit visa were all wrong
and that he had to start all
over again. "The State
Department was alerted but
he still remains in the Soviet
Union. Maybe he'll be a 'gift'
again as a result of the Sum-
mit," Mrs. Goldberg said.
Information on how to help
the Magariks and the Tufelds
will be available at the Com-
munity Plea for Soviet Jewry.
For more information, contact
Mark Mandel, Staff Associate,
at the Federation office,
832-2120.
'Portraits of Infamy'
On Exhibit At Community Plea for Soviet Jewry
An exhibition, entitled "Por-
traits of Infamy," showing
more than 150 crudely anti-
Semitic portrayals of Jews
from Nazi and Soviet pro-
paganda, has been brought to
this community in conjunction
with the Community Plea for
Soviet Jewry, Thursday, Dec.
10. 7:30 p.m., at Temple Israel,
1901 No. Flagler Drive, West
Palm Beach. The exhibit,
which can be viewed during
the community rally, will open
Dec. 7, 9 a.m. and can be seen
Dec. 7, 8, and 9 from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. and Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-9:30
p.m.
The exhibition was
developed by the Simon
Wiesenthal Center and depicts
the characterization of Jews in
medieval publications, in
Commissioner Carol Roberts (center), Chairman of the Board
of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County, presents a
proclamation from the Commission declaring Dec. 4-11 aa
Soviet Jewry Week in Palm Beach County to Rabbi Joel
Levine, Chairman of the Community Relations Council of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, and Terry
Rapaport, Chairman of the Soviet Jewry Task Force of the
CRC. The proclamation supports the work of the Soviet
Jewry Task Force on behalf of Soviet Jews who have submit-
ted applications for exit visas but were refused, often many
times. The task force, along with Hadassah, National Council
of Jewish Women, and Women's American ORT who are co-
convenors, are sponsoring a Community Plea For Soviet
Jewry on Thursday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., at Temple Israel. 1901
North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach.
newspapers published in the
Third Reich by Fascists, and in
the Soviet Union by Com-
munists. "Jews are our misfor-
tune," one caption reads.
Walking through the exhibit,
one can learn that there is a
thin line between verbal and
actual violence. One can easily
move from the depiction of the
Jews as a blood thirsty serpent
contaminating a healthy socie-
ty to the decision to eliminate
all Jews and the perverse
courage to implement that
decision by all necessary
measures.
Some caricatures attempt to
eradicate the image of the Jew
as victim of the Nazis. The
Soviets want to portray the
feeling of solidarity between
the Jewish and Soviet peoples,
both who received brutal treat-
ment from the Nazis.
Therefore, reference to only
Jewish suffering is denied or
obliterated.
Other works portray Israeli
soldiers as Nazis. Drawings
combine Jewish or Israeli sym-
bols along with swastikas,
Hitler's portrait, Nazi
paraphernalia, and references
to concentration camps to
depict the actions of the Israeli
government.
2.7 Million
Jews In USSR
JERUSALEM (JTA) A
Foreign Ministry official has
estimated there are 2.7 million
Jews living in the Soviet
Union, a figure at variance
with the 1.5 million claimed by
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres a month ago.
The report, submitted to the
Cabinet Sunday (Nov. 22), by
ministry staffer David Bartov,
also appeared to challenge
Peres' argument that the
diminishing number of Jews in
Continued on Page 10
"It is understandable, after
seeing the exhibit, why hun-
dreds of thousands of Jews are
convinced that they and their
families have no future in the
Soviet Union," stated Terry
Rapaport, Chairman of the
Soviet Jewry Task Force of
the Community Relations
Council of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County
which is sponsoring the Com-
munity Plea. She added that
the exhibition is a "grim
reminder that we must con-
tinue our efforts to achieve
basic human rights for all
Soviet Jews."
Co-convenors of the Com-
munity Plea for Soviet Jewry
are Hadassah, National Coun-
cil of Jewish Women, and
Women's American ORT.
For more information, con-
tact Mark Mendel, Staff
Associate, at the Federation
office, 832-2120.
COMMUNITY PLEA
FOR SOVIET JEWRY
%ik^
THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Temple Israel
1901 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach
Sponsored by the Soviet Jewry Task Force
of the Community Relations Council
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Co-Convenors:
Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women,
and Women's American ORT


Friday, December 4, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Groundbreaking For Jewish Community Campus
Jewish Community Day School students sing a song of pioneering in Israel, likening it to the
development of the JCCampus.
Buddie Brenner welcomes an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 500, including the entire Palm
Beach County commission and several other dignitaries.
Esther Leah Ritz, who was
the National President of the
Jewish Welfare Board at the
Harriett "Buddie Brenner tJme fhe original plans for
is Chairman of the Day. community expansion were
made, gives the main address
of the afternoon.
S^th.J^.t^mmu^i" A, Kngelstein, Cha.rman
man of the Jewish Commuiu- Building Committee of
ty Campus Capital Campaign "T ..pp *
to raise $12.5 million the JCCampus
Erwin H. Blonder, President .. _. M
of the Jewish Federation of Ze,da Ptncourt Mason, Presi-
Palm Beach County ** of Jewl8h Communi-
ty Center
Students of the Karen-Orr Pre-School of the Jewish Community Center sing "Shalom
Chavarim."
Ed Lefkowitz, President of
the Holocaust Survivors of
the Palm Beaches, opens the
groundbreaking ceremonies
singing "Hatikvah" and the
Star Spangled Banner "

David Schwartz, President of
the Jewish Family and
Children's Service


Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 4, 1987
Shamir Agreed To
International Conference?
Vanguard Mission participants are (front (left to right) are Peter Sherman; Federa-
row, left to right), Martin Katz; David tion Executive Directors Jeffrey Klein,
Schwartz; Gilbert Messing; Richard Berns- Neil Merin, Paul Rhodes; and Mission Co-
tein; Dr. Robert Green; Mission Co- Chairman Barry Berg. Third row (left to
Chairmen Marvin Rosen, Howard right) are Mark Levy and Dan Rosenbach.
Bregman, and Arthur Bellis. Second row
Federation Vanguard Mission Sets Trend
Continued from Paee 1 ,,
Campaign) is now more
Rosen have been to Israel
previously, they found this trip
to be unique as it enabled them
to see the country from a view-
point unavailable to the
average tourist. "The
highlights of this trip were our
visit to Hod Hasharon (this
community's Project Renewal
neighborhood) to see the
remarkable progress being
made there, our talks with
Israeli businessmen and
women, an insiders' view of
the recent excavations of the
old city in Jerusalem, our visit
to the Lebanese border where
we were briefed by military of-
ficials, and meeting our com-
munity refusenik, Cherna
Goldort, who was given per-
mission to emigrate from the
Soviet Union after a long
struggle and is now living in
Israel," stated Mr. Berg.
Traveling to Israel for the
first time, mission participant
Arthur Bellis, Chairman of the
Boca Bank, felt a strong sense
of the importance Israel's sur-
vival is for Jews around the
world. "Our visit to the
cemetery where Theodore
Herzl was buried brought
home to me everything for
which Israel stands. It made
me realize how young and
fragile are democracies. Israel
is at the stage now at which
the United States was 200
years ago. They have a sense
of purpose in their lives that
people in the States take for
granted." As a direct result of
this mission, Mr. Bellis plans
to continue his financial com-
mitment to insure that Jews in
need around the world will be
helped and Israel will survive.
Gilbert Messing, President
of International Metal
Finishing Inc. and Chairman
of the Jewish Community
Campus Capital Campaign,
felt that actually observing
first-hand what he reads in the
newspaper and sees on televi-
sion news' programs is a "fan-
tastic learning experience. To
actually see such a small coun-
try, with borders closer than
you can imagine, I realized
how threatened the country is
and the necessity of the people
being dedicated to preserving
their lives."
The trip once more reinforc-
ed how much Mr. Messing's
Jewish heritage means to him.
"What I have been doing in
the community (JCCampus
justified in my own mind. I
also understand more fully
why a good percentage of the
dollars Federation raises
through the (Federation-
United Jewish Appeal) Cam-
paign must go to Israel even
though our own community
needs dollars too."
For many years Dr. Robert
Green, who is affiliated with
Green, Kirvin and Cohen's
Palm Beach Sports Medicine
and Orthodpedic Center, has
had strong feelings for Israel
which were strengthened on
this mission. "To see the ac-
complishments and meet the
people made me feel like I was
in Utopia America." The
strides that Israel has made in
turning the desert into prime
agricultural land impressed
Dr. Green. "Also, seeing Hod
Hasharon was heartwarming,
as well as the young Israeli
boys and girls in uniform. I felt
secure."
Dr. Green's office takes care
of the orthodpedic cases at the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center and will continue to do
so, he said. Since returning
from the mission, he also hopes
to get more involved in the
Campaign.
The heroism of the young
Israelis who stopped the
Syrian attack during the first
36 hours of the Yom Kippur
War deeply affected Vanguard
member Mark Levy after a
visit to the site of that battle
on the Golan Heights. Mr.
Levy, Vice President of Com-
munications and Cable, Inc.,
noted that a highlight of the
trip was the opportunity to get
to know other Vanguard par-
ticipants better, whom
previously he only had known
casually.
Mr. Levy, who is very active
in the Jewish community of
the Palm Beaches, feels that
this mission "reinforced my
understanding of the needs of
the people in Israel and I will
continue to expend my efforts
on their behalf as well as for
the Jewish community of the
Palm Beaches."
The mission was coordinated
by Federation Executive
Director Jeffrey Klein. Also
participating in the Vanguard
Mission were Richard Berns-
tein, Howard Bregman, Mar-
tin Katz, Neil Merin. Paul
Rhodes, Dean Rosenbach,
David Schwartz, and Peter
Sherman.
Looking to the future, Mr.
Berg hopes that this com-
munity will have a similar
Vanguard Mission each year.
"This will help us over the
next 10 years to develop a
cadre of 100 to 200 business
and professional leaders to
guide our community into the
21st Century," he said.
David Schwartz at the Lebanese border.
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
agreed to a form of interna-
tional peace conference under
the auspices of the United
States and the Soviet Union,
but the idea was rejected by
Jordan and Syria and aborted
because of alleged American
lethargy, according to reports
in Haaretz and Hadashot.
If the reports are correct,
they indicate a significant
reversal by Shamir, leader of
the Likud bloc, who has oppos-
ed the idea of an international
conference, strongly ad-
vocated by Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres, leader of the
Labor Party.
According to Haaretz,
Shamir was prepared to attend
the opening of an international
conference sponsored by the
two superpowers during the
summit meeting in
Washington Dec. 8-9 between
President Reagan and Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev. But
he set certain conditions.
These included the start of
direct negotiations between
Israel and the Arabs on the
day the conference opens, im-
mediate dispersal of the con-
ference, a commitment not to
intervene in direct negotia-
tions and a Soviet commitment
to re-establish diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel Haaretz
reported.
Another condition was that
Shamir himself be invited to
represent Israel. Senior Likud
sources said that condition was
added because Shamir feared
Peres would do to him what
Ezer Weizman and Moshe
Dayan did to Premier
Menachem Begin at the Camp
David negotiations in 1978
force a settlement behind
Likud's back.
The late Dayan was foreign
minister of Israel at the time
and Weizman was defense
minister. Both played major
roles in the 17 days of talks at
Camp David, hosted by Presi-
dent Jimmy Carter, that ended
in an agreement between
Begin and the late President
Anwar Sadat of Egypt on
peace treaty terms which in-
cluded the return of Sinai to
Egypt.
Many in Begin's Herut party
were opposed, and Shamir
himself abstained on the
Knesset vote on the Camp
David accords.
Hadashot reported that
Secretary of State George
Shultz raised the latest con-
ference idea during his recent
trip to the Middle East. Hus-
sein rejected it pending the
Soviet response, and President
Hafez Assad of Syria, who
received the proposal from the
American ambassador in
Damascus, turned it down
flatly.
Hussein reportedly told the
Americans he would not deal
with Shamir, but preferred
direct negotiations with Peres,
in whom he had utmost con-
fidence. Only Shamir agreed at
the time to send an official
representative to Washington.
Haaretz reported that Hus-
sein has since expressed
displeasure with what he call-
ed American "idleness" after
additional details of the
aborted plan were revealed.
Ranking members of the
Labor Party also accused the
Americans of failure to back
up the plan or bring it up in
discussions with top Soviet
leaders.
Meanwhile, President Hosni
Mubarak of Egypt sent a
message to Shamir this week
strongly supporting direct
negotiations between Israel
and the Arabs, but insisting
that an international con-
ference was the only way to
achieve them, Haaretz
reported.
The Egyptian leader stress-
ed that no outside figure or in-
ternational institution is
capable of forcing a settlement
in the region and there can be
no substitute for an agreement
reached by the sides directly
involved in the conflict.
He complained that Israel is
the only country with reserva-
tions about an international
conference and that while he
understands Shamir's fears,
he can assure them they can be
overcome.
Mubarak warned that
perpetuation of the status quo
is likely to cause an escalation
of violence and would play into
the hands of extremists on
both sides.
Soviet Jews
Continued from Page 8
the USSR made it urgent for
Israel to try to renew
diplomatic ties with Moscow.
According to Bartov, most
Jews who have left the Soviet
Union emigrated during the
past 20 years, when there
were no diplomatic relations
with Israel. Of the 300,000
Soviet Jewish emigres since
1958, 170,000 came to Israel.
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Friday, December 4, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Future Of Jewish Teenagers Explored During CJF General Assembly
MIAMI, FL To ensure
that the greatest number of
Jewish teenagers become
Jewish adults, North
American Jewish leaders are
urged to support a fundamen-
tal advance in the quality of
teen programming in their
communities.
Hundreds of lay and profes-
sional leaders gathered to
discuss programming
strategies and share their ex-
periences at a Nov. 18 Forum
entitled, "Will Jewish
Teenagers Become Jewish
Adults." Teenagers involved
in Jewish organizations and
parents concerned about their
own children and grand-
children also attended the
Forum, which was part of the
56th General Assembly of the
Council of Jewish Federations
at the Fontainebleau Hotel in
Miami Beach, FL.
Dr. Steven M. Cohen, Pro-
fessor of Sociology at Queens
College, City University of
New York, addressed the cen-
tral question of why the Jewish
community should support a
richer life for Jewish
teenagers. He noted that the
situation for Jewish teens to-
day is no worse than it was two
or three decades ago, but also
expressed dissatisfaction that
it was not any better.
Dr. Cohen went on to ex-
plain that an unfortunate
paradox exists in the Jewish
community in relation to teen
programming: while research
clearly shows that efforts to
promote participation in
Jewish life are most effective
during the teen years, in most
communities there is a decline
in expenditures for youth
groups and other quality pro-
gramming during this period.
In order to dissuade Jewish
teens from "dropping out" of
Jewish life, local Jewish
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir is seen receiving a gift
of appreciation from CJF President Shoshana S. Cardin,
following the Prime Minister's address to the 3,500 delegates
gathered in Miami Beach, at the 56th General Assembly of the
Council of Jewish Federations, Nov. 18-22.
before
leaders must extend their
significant investment in
young children to the teenage
constituency. Lay leaders and
communal professionals alike
should familiarize themselves
with the reasons for the low
level of teen involvement in
their community, such as:
suburbanization, which
isolates teens from their peers
and causes transportation pro-
blems; the rift between day
school and high school
students, which results in
distinct audiences for services
and programs; a growing
careerism and materialism
among teenagers, which often
places after-school jobs or
other activities
organizational involvement;
and divorce, which leads to a
host of family and social
problems.
However, according to
Barry Shrage, Executive
Director of the Combined
Jewish Philanthropies of
Boston, regardless of the
restraints on the time and at-
tention of teenagers today, it
is a failure of policy and not
the teens themselves that
the level of involvement in
Jewish life is not greater.
Recounting several success
stories and anecdotes from his
professional experiences,
Shrage assured the audience
that if the community put in
the required resources, they
would see results. His sugges-
tions for increasing the in-
volvement of teens included
focusing on the marginally af-
filiated, using personal contact
and outreach and gaining ac-
cess to the names of local teens
through the programs to which
they used to belong, such as
congregations and Jewish
community centers.
During the question-and
answer period which followed
the presentations by speakers,
several Jewish teenagers from
across North America discuss-
ed their feelings about the
Jewish community's commit-
ment to teen programming.
The teens urged local leaders
to include them in the planning
process and to avoid viewing
the situation with an "us ver-
sus them" attitude.
Attendees at the Forum
agreed that the upcoming
mobilization for Soviet Jewry
in Washington, DC on Dec. 6
would be an excellent vehicle
for local communities to in-
spire participation and com-
mitment on the part of
teenagers.
The General Assembly is the
largest annual gathering of
Jewish communal leaders.
Twenty-four members of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County attended.
Leaders of the Women's Divi-
sion served as hostesses on
Wednesday in the delegates
lounge.
The Council of Jewish
Federations is the national
association of 200 Jewish
Federations, the central com-
munity organizations which
serve nearly 800 localities em-
bracing a Jewish population of
more than 5.7 million in the
United States and Canada.
Established in 1932, CJF
helps strengthen the work and
the impact of Jewish Federa-
tions by developing programs
to meet changing needs, pro-
viding an exchange of suc-
cessful community ex-
periences, establishing
guidelines for fund raising and
operations and engaging in
joint planning and action on
common purposes dealing with
local, regional and interna-
tional needs.
Berman Elected CJF President
MIAMI, FL Mandell L.
"BUI" Berman, a dedicated,
long-time volunteer leader in
the Detroit Jewish community,
has been elected unanimously
to serve as the next President
of the Council of Jewish
Federations, the umbrella
organization for local Federa-
tions throughout North
America.
Berman becomes the 17th
President of CJF, succeeding
Shoshana S. Cardin of
Baltimore who served from
1984-87. The election took
place here during CJF's 56th
General Assembly, the largest
annual gathering
communal leaders.
of Jewish
Also elected during the
General Assembly were three
new Vice Presidents Nancy
Leavitt of Worcester, MA;
Aaron Podhurst of Miami; and
Joel Sherman of Boston.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 4, 1987
ADL Defends Amendments
To Its Quota Policy
-
Continued from Page 3
systematically excluding
blacks from its ranks. Finger
describes that practice as an
example of 'egregious"
discrimination.
Regarding the private sector
resolution, ADL officials cited
as an example their support of
a recent Supreme Court ruling
in favor of Diane Joyce, an
employee of California's Santa
Clara County Transporation
Authority.
In that case, a county
employee named Paul Johnson
claimed that he became a vic-
tim of sex discrimination when
Joyce had been promoted
ahead of him, despite scoring
lower in an internal rating.
The court upheld Joyce's pro-
motion, saying that the coun-
try's affirmative action plan
addresses '"a conspicuous im-
balance in job categories tradi-
tionally segregated by race
and sex."
According to Larry Levin-
sky, a member of the ADL ex-
ecutive committee and former
chairman of the group's Na-
tional Civil Rights Committee,
Joyce's promotion could not be
considered "preferential,"
because she and Johnson
seemed equally qualified.
"Do we really want to be in a
lawsuit where we say to an
employer who hired his first
woman, you discriminated
against men?" said Levinsky.
Major Jewish groups have
voiced their opposition to
quotas since the 1960s, when
courts first began to order
employers to set aside posi-
tions for minorities as a
remedy to job discrimination.
As early as 1964, the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council and other
groups were caling quotas
"anathema" while supporting
other affirmative action
programs.
The groups were responding
in part to the historical use of
quotas as a means to limit the
number of Jews and other
minorities in universities and
professions. While quotas con-
fer a benefit on one race, the
groups argued, they impose a
disability on another.
In 1974, NJCRAC amended
its opposition when it called
for "specific goals and
timetables," in which
employers must demonstrate
"good faith" in recruiting
minorities and women.
Other groups, including the
American Jewish Committee
and American Jewish Con-
gress, followed suit. The Union
of American Hebrew Con-
gregations was more suppor-
tive of quotas. The ADL,
however, remained intran-
sigent in its opposition to
quotas of any kind.
Two cases in the 1970s
brought Jewish opposition to a
head, precipitating an un-
precedented collision between
Jewish groups, on the one
hand, and black leaders and
civil rights groups on the
other. In DeFunis vs.
Odegaard (1974) and in Bakke
vs. University of California
(1978), Jewish groups filed
briefs on behalf of white
students at a law school and
medical school, respectively,
who claimed they had been vic-
tims of "reverse discrimina-
tion" due to the schools' ad-
mission quotas for minorities.
In 1984, Vernon Jordan Jr.
former president of the Urban
League, told the New York
Chapter of the AJCongress,
"Many Jews see quotas as a
ceiling to their aspirations;
blacks see quotas as their
floor."
The ADL filed a brief oppos-
ing quotas as recently as 1986,
in a case in which the Supreme
Court struck down a program
by the Jackson, Mich., school
board in which white teachers
were laid off before minority
group members with less
seniority.
But while opposing quotas
and preferential treatment,
The ADL has long called for
affirmative action programs
that stress training, education,
vigorous recruitment efforts
and court-ordered fines or
penalties against employers
who discriminate.
"Quotas are inimical to the
merit system," said Levinsky.
"They distract attention from
the real problem, which is
working with young people to
see that they don't fall out
along the way."
Civil rights groups maintain,
however, that while they sup-
port all programs designed to
allow minorities to compete on
equal terms in the workplace,
the government and private
employers have failed to imple-
ment the sort of "non-
preferential" affirmative ac-
tion programs the ADL
describes.
National Council of Jewish Women, Palm Beach Section held
their annual Paid-Up Membership Luncheon on Wednesday,
Nov. 11, at Mac Arthur's Vineyard, Holiday Inn in Palm Beach
Gardens. Over 130 attendees listened to the experiences of
three "Women in Power," featured speaker Lois Frankel,
senior law partner at Montgomery, Searcy, and Denny and
member of the Florida House of Representatives, Phyllis
Hoffman, founder of the Troy wood Learning Environment in
Lake Worth, and Elaine Hall, executive director of the Burt
Reynold's Jupiter Theater. Shirley Persky (right) is president
of the section.
Organizations
B'NAI B'RITH
Tel Aviv Unit No. 5354 Monday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m., at
Temple Beth Sholom, Lake Worth.
Election of Officers will take place and Nat Atkins of
Florida State Health and Rehabilitative Services will be the
guest speaker.
The Yachad Unit of Palm Beach County No. 5231 an-
nounce their third annual Chanukah Ball to be held Sunday,
Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the grand ballroom of the Royce
Hotel, West Palm Beach. Admission is $50 per person.
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
Menorah Chapter meets Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the
American Savings Bank at 12:30 p.m. Laurie Wexler of the
Jewish Family and Childrens Service will present a play,
"Room Mates."
Coming events:
Sunday, Dec. 6 Kosher Food "Expo" at Miami Beach
Convention Center, and "Viking Princess" cruise.
Wednesday, Dec. 16 "Viking Princess" cruise to
Freeport.
Sunday, Dec. 20-Wednesday, Dec. 23 Weekend at the
Lido Spa.
Wednesday, Dec. 30-Friday, Jan. 1 New Year's
Weekend at Marriott Hotel, includes "Kapok Tree,"
"Showboat" at Dinner Theatre, show at Mark II.
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
NATIONAL WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 8, 9, 10, 11 Regency Spa, Bal
Harbour, three meals daily, nightly entertainment, daily
massages, salt water pool and ocean bathing.
HADASSAH
Aviva Chapter of Lake Worth will hold their paid-up
membership luncheon on Monday, Dec. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at
the Bohemian Gardens Restaurant on Lake Worth Road.
Prof. Watson B. Duncan will present a book review of
"Gershwin."
Board meeting at home of President Vicki Edelstein on
Monday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.
A Chanukah celebration will be featured at the regular
meeting of Golda Meir Chapter on Thursday, Dec. 17, at
Boynton Beach Jewish Center/Beth Kodesh.
A "sing-a-long" of holiday favorites will close the
meeting.
Coming event: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1988 Annual
Youth Aliyah Luncheon at Boca Pointe.
Shalom W. Palm Beach is sponsoring a lun-
cheon/matinee performance of "Funny Girl," Wednesday,
Jan. 27, at the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre. Taxes, tips, and
transportation are included in the special price.
Bible Study Group meets on the third Thursday of every
month, at the Clubhouse, 3 p.m.
Tamar Chapter will hold their "Big Gifts" cocktail party
at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13 at the home of Dr. and Mrs.
Joseph Goodfriend, Royal Palm Beach. Tax deductible
donation $50 per person. All proceeds are for the Hadassah
Hospital cancer research.
Tikvah West Palm Beach Chapter will meet Monday,
Dec. 21 at Anshei Sholom at 1 p.m. boutique 12:30. Enter-
tainment will be a skit about Henrietta Szold.
Coming events:
Sunday, Dec. 6, Jewish Exposition. Celebration of Jewish
Life and kosher foods, featuring Judaica, art, religious
items, hotels, restaurants and many other exhibits pertain-
ing to Jewish life in South Florida.
Monday, Dec. 14, Regency Spa, newly refurbished, enter-
tainment, messages, three meals a day, tax and gratuities.
West Boynton Chapter. On Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. the
play "I Am A Fountain Pen" will be performed at the Dun-
can theatre at Palm Beach Junior College.
The chapter is having a Membership Meeting Monday,
Dec. 7 at noon at Temple Beth Kodesh, Boynton Beach.
The program for the event will be: A Cantata on the life of
Henrietta Szold.
On Wednesday, Dec. 9,9:30 a.m. board meeting at Beach
Federal Savings.
HEBREW SPEAKING CLUB
Meets regularly every Thursday at 11 a.m. at Congrega-
tion Anshei Sholom, 5348 Grove St., West Palm Beach. All
those speaking Hebrew are invited to join the group.
JEWISH WAR VETERANS
The Ladies Auxiliary No. 520 will hold their general
meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, at 9:30 a.m. at the American
Savings Bank, West Gate of Century Village.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN
Palm Beach Section will hold a "Chanukah Festival" on
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. at The Royce Hotel, featur-
ing Cantor Norman Brody of Temple Beth El of West Palm
Beach. Cantor Brody is the man with the "Golden Voice."
PARENTS OF
NORTH AMERICAN ISRAELIS
Will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 at the Royal Palm
Club House at the intersection of U.S. 1 and NE 22nd Ave.,
Boynton Beach.
Guest speaker will be Alexander Levy, Regional Director
from the Israel Aliyah Center in the state of Florida.
Refreshments will be served.
WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORT
Haverhill Chapter will hold their regular meeting Thurs-
day, Dec. 17, at 12:30 p.m. at the Beach Savings and Loan,
located at Gun Club Road at Military Trail.
Lakes of Poinciana Chapter is holding a luncheon for
paid-up members on Monday, Dec. 7, at noon, at the Lakes
clubhouse on 10th Avenue North. A fashion show by
"Denise" will be presented.
Palm Beach Chapter will hold their regular meeting on
Monday, Dec. 7 at the home of Evelyn Blum, West Palm
Beach at 12:30. Friends and guests are welcome.
Guest speaker will be Professor Watson Duncan, HI, who
will review the book, "Black Knight, White Knight." It is
the story of the marriage of Gloria Vanderbilt and Leopold
Stokowski.
Royal Chapter will meet Monday, Dec. 14, at 11:30 a.m.,
at the Palms Restaurant, located at Military Trail and
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Friday, December 4, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
fongressional Panel
Israel's Role In U.S. Arms Sale To Iran Had U.S. Approval
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
[WASHINGTON (JTA) -
rhile Israel had a major role
opening and continuing the
[>ntroversial sales of U.S.
to Iran, the United
ites government bears the
sic responsibility for the
jlicy, according to the con-
ressional committees that in-
stigated the Iran/Contra
fair.
The 690-page report by the
lenate and House select com-
littees also finds Israel was
. involved in the diversion of
ie profits from the sale of
Irms to Iran to the Contra
febels fighting the Nicaraguan
government.
The report clearly confirms
[hat Israel sought and received
xplicit approval from the
teagan administration for
^very step in the selling of
rms to Iran in the effort by
United States to achieve
in opening with Iran and gain
the release of American
lostages in Lebanon.
The Israel Embassy had no
comment, but Yosef Gal, the
embassy spokesman, pointed
the comments by Israel
'remier Yitzhak Shamir in
phe New York Times.
Shamir said Israel had no
regrets about its participation
in the American effort. "It
Iwas done by a common deci-
Ision of our Cabinet and we are
Arab Lands
Continued from Page 6
I and Yitzhak Rabin.
But Hfllel occupies a special
| place in the history of modern
I Israel because of his pivotal
I role in the mass emigration of
125,000 Iraqi Jews to Israel
I from 1947-52. That story is
told in Hillel's book "Opera-
tion Babylon" (Doubleday,
$19.95), the publication of
I which has brought Hillel here.
Acording to Hillel, for all
I practical purposes there is no
Jewish community in Iraq to-
day. "There are about 200 in-
dividual Jews in all Iraq who
chose to stay there for per-
sonal reasons, mainly inter-
marriage," he said, recalling
that the Jewish community
there was the oldest in the
world, with a tradition spann-
ing 2,600 years.
Hillel contended that the
story of the Iraqi Jews must he
told, albeit 40 years later,
because the contributions of
Sephardic Jews to the
establishment of Israel have
not been acknowledged.
He also pointed out that
Israel has failed to emphaize
during all these years that
more Jews left and were ex-
pelled from the Arab countries
than the 600,000 Palestinian
refugees who lost their homes
and fled from Israel in 1948.
"We have to stress that
what really happened in reality
is an exchange of population
between Jews of Arab coun-
tries and Palestinian
refugees," Hillel said.
His book was a national best
seller in Israel ("We are going
into the 15th edition, he
noted) and won the country's
most prestigious literary
awards.
convinced that our policy was
a correct one," Shamir told the
Times. "We did it together
with the United States, and I
do not see any reason to regret
it."
Shamir also denied that
Israel was selling arms to Iran,
but said the government has
no control over what some
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The Senate-House commit-
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sibility for the Iran/Contra af-
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even if he did not know that
funds for the arms sale were
being diverted to the Contras,
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"The president created or at whe/e those who did know of
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Egyptian May Have Saved Israeli
Envoy From Assassination
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) Egyp-
tian security forces saved the
.
Israeli ambassador in Cairo,
Moshe Sasson, from possible
assassination by a 15-man hit
squad financed and controlled
by Libya, according to a report
Monday (Nov. 23), in Maariv
by its Arab affairs correspon-
dent Sheffi Gabai.
Gabai wrote that the
assassination attempt was
disclosed when captured
members of the terrorist gang
were put on trial Sunday in the
military court for state securi-
ty. But eight of the terrorists
apparently managed to escape
from Egypt.
Gabai quoted the Egyptian
prosecutor as saying that the
assassination squad belonged
to the Nasserite Organization,
which operates openly in
Egypt and was responsible for
bombing the Egypt-American
Bank in May 1986.
It planned a series of
politically motivated
assassinations of diplomats in
Egypt and attacks on foreign
institutions. The prosecutor
has demanded life sentences at
hard labor for the terrorists,
Gabai reported.
But he did not link the hit
men to another terrorist
group, the "Egyptian
Nasserite Revolution," whose
members are in custody but
not yet put on trial. The group
is headed by Amad Halad, son
of the late Egyptian President
Gamal Abdel Nasser.
It is believed responsible for
the fatal shooting of an Israeli
woman employed by the Israel
Embassy in Cairo and the
wounding of three other em-
bassy employees in a machine
gun ambush outside the Cairo
Trade Fair on March 19, 1986.
Halad is reported to have
been expelled from Egypt.
Planning for the National United Jewish Appeal Women's
Division $18,000 regional event to be held Dec. 7 in Palm
Beach are committee members (left to right) Edith dayman,
South County; Ethel Waldman, Ft. Lauderdale; Dina Marber,
UJA National Program Coordinator; and Ellie Katz, Chair-
woman of the event. Not pictured are Esther Gordon,
Hollywood; Bunny Adler, Miami; and Mildred Hecht-
Wohlgemuth, Palm Beach.
Dorothy Rautbord will host a
rial cocktail reception for
members of the Palm
Beach County Israel Bond
Society at her home, Satur-
day evening, Dec. 12. Mrs.
Rautbord is a member of the
Israel Bond Society which
consists of major purchasers
of Israel Bonds. The Honor
Societies are: "Presidents"
$100,000, "Prime
Ministers" $25,000, and
"Ambassador/Trustee"
$10,000. In addition to her in-
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Bond Society, Mrs. Rautbord
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Visiting Nurse Service, the
Northwood Institute, the
Boy's Club, American Tech-
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Friday, December 4, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Israel's Role In U.S. Arms Sale To Iran
t
Continued from Page 13
the diversion believed with
certainty that they were carry-
ing out the president s
policies," the report said.
Six Republican House
members and two Republican
senators issued a minority
view that Reagan and his staff
could be faulted only with
mistakes in judgment that
were not unconstitutional or
improper, as the committees
had concluded.
On Israel's involvement, the
report said Reagan and his ad-
visers placed "great weight"
on Israel's sponsorship of the
Iran initiative and the use of
Manucher Ghorbanifar, an Ira-
nian businessman, as an in-
termediary because "Israel
has taken a strong stand
against international ter-
rorism and Israeli intelligence
services are among the most
respected in the world."
(In a reaction in anticipation
of the report, Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres said in
Jerusalem that, "Perhaps the
minority (of the congressional
committee) may feel we were a
friend who was too energetic
in our offers of help, but not
one can say we had any inten-
tions other than to help the
United States to free the
hostages. That is what was at
the basis of this operation.")
The main report noted that
Robert McFarlane, then
Reagan's national security ad-
visor, sent Michael Ledeen, a
consultant to the National
Security Council, to Israel to
seek cooperation on in-
telligence about Iran "because
of dissatisfaction with CIA
capabilities."
Ledeen testified that the
then Israeli premier, Shimon
Peres, told him that Israel's in-
telligence on Iran was also
inadequate.
Israel's Needs Said To Be
Understood
The report also noted that
the United States was under
no illusions regarding Israel's
motives. "The Israelis strong-
ly advocated the initiative,
viewing it as a joint U.S.-Israel
operation, and were willing to
give the United States
deniability so long as it did
not subject them to criticism
by Congress and the Secretary
of State (George Shultz) was
fully informed," the report
said.
It added that both
McFarlane and his successor,
Rear Adm. John Poindexter,
told the Israelis that "since
Israel and not the United
States was selling to Iran,
U.S. policy was not being
violated."
Ledeen had testified to the
committees that Peres had
told him in May 1986 that Iran
had reqested arms, but he
"would not do this unless he
had explicit American ap-
&roval for it." Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin had
also demanded that Shultz be
informed.
The committees concluded in
the report that "the president
was under no illusion that the
interests of the United States
and Israel were synonymous.
As early as June 1985,
Secretary Shultz had pointed
out to McFarlane that Israel
had little to lose by promoting
the initiative; it had no policy
against the arms sales to Iran,
and, given the hostility of most
of its neighbors, Israel was
more willing to gamble on the
frospects of changes in the
ranian governemejit.
"No foreign state can dictate
the conduct of U.S. foreign
policy. Superpowers make
their own decisions. And the
United States did so in this in-
stance. Nevertheless, Israel's
endorsement of the Iran in-
itiative cannot be ignored as a
factor in its origin or in its
continuation."
The minority view also
stressed that while Israel was
promoting the Iran initiative
for its own national interests,
"we believe the U.S. govern-
ment responsibility made its
own judgments, and its own
mistakes."
On the diversion of funds to
the Contras, the committees
heard testimony that after the
Israeli shipment of TOW
missiles to Iran in November
1985, the Israelis told Marine
Lt. Col. Oliver North, then an
aide on the National Security
Council, to use profits from the
sale for "whatever purpose he
wanted." North then decided
to use the funds for the Con-
tras, according to testimony.
North told the committees
that at a meeting in
Washington in January 1986,
Amiram Nir, the Israeli
premier's advisor on
counterterrorism, suggested
using the profits to replenish
the Israeli TOWs sold to Iran
and for joint Israel-United
States anti-terrorist activities,
including the release of
hostages.
North also testified that the
diversion of the funds to the
Contras was suggested to him
by Ghorbanifar at a meeting
later that month as a means of
convincing the United States
to continue the initiative.
However, the committees
reported that at a meeting
with Israel Defense Ministry
officials in December 1985,
North said the United States
wanted to generate profits
from the sale of arms to Iran
to help finance the Contras.
The report noted that
testimony on this came from
one of the Israelis who took
notes, while two other Israelis,
who did not take notes, could
not recall North's remarks.
North has denied making the
statement.
The Republican minority
view faulted the committees
for accepting this testimony
since the Israeli government
did not allow key Israelis in the
affair to give sworn
depositions.
However, at a press con-
ference releasing the report,
Sens. Daniel Inouye (D.,
Hawaii), the committee's
senate chairman, and Warren
Rudman (R. Vt.), the commit-
tee's ranking minority
member, praised Israel as be-
ing most cooperative with the
committees.
Israel had given the commit-
tees a written historical
chronology of its involvement
in the Iran initiative.
The report by the commit-
tees does not officially end the
Iran/Contra affair. An in-
dependent counsel, Lawrence
Walsh, is presenting evidence
to a federal grand jury. North
and Poindexter are identified
as targets of possible
prosecution.
The Israeli government is
fighting an attempt by Walsh
to subpoena David Kimche,
former director general of the
Israel Foreign Ministry, as
well as Nir and two Israeli
grivate arms dealers, Al
chwimmer and Yaakov
Nimrodi.


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Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Begun To Leave For Israel Soon
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act, pro-
vides a variety of services to persons 60 years or older,
along with interesting and entertaining, educational
and recreational programs. All senior activities are con-
ducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights
Act. *
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, is an active place for all seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and ac-
tivities will be scheduled throughout the summer.
KOSHER MEALS
Monday through Friday,
older adults gather at the JCC
to enjoy kosher lunches and a
variety of activities. In-
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OTHER CLASSES
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Lunch at 1:15 p.m. followed by
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but contributions are
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ONGOING PROGRAMS
Monday, Dec. 7 Blood
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Tuesday, Dec. 8 Gigi
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Wednesday, Dec. 9 Irving
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Friday, Dec. 11 Dr. Janet
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By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) Long-
time Refusenik Iosif Begun
was among at least a score of
Jewish activists who were
placed under house arrest and
had their telephones discon-
nected for several hours Sun-
day (Nov. 22). Reports from
Moscow said the house arrests
would be "for at least one
day."
But Begun contacted the
Israel Defense Force radio by
phone Monday morning. He
said his telephone was recon-
nected Sunday evening but did
not say whether he was still
under house arrest.
These developments occur-
red some hours after Begun
spoke to the newspaper
Maariv by telephone Sunday
to report that his son, Boris,
This
with his wife and children, the rest of his family
have been promised exit visas gave rise to reports tahUie m-
by the Soviet authorities. He
said the entire family will be
coming to Israel soon.
Begun lias been among
a
?roup of at least 20 activists
who planned to protest outside
the Soviet Foreign Ministry's
press center in Moscow
X'nst the recent increase in
cially condoned anti-
Semitism in the USSR.
The KGB learned of the
plans and its agents swooped
down on the activists' homes.
The activists had requested
permission for r demonstra-
tion several weeks ago, but
were turned down and cancel-
ed their plans at that time.
Begun himself was granted
an exit visa a few months ago,
but refused to leave without
tended to remain in the Soviet
Union to work for the right of
Jews to practice their religion
and culture without hindrance
or harassment.
But Begun denied the
reports. His son, Boris, was
refused a visa because his in-
laws would not sign a docu-
ment consenting to their
daughter's departure from the
country. They have still not
signed it.
But, according to Begun,
Boris was summoned to OVIR,
the Soviet emigration office,
over the weekend and told that
he and his family would get
visas. Begun told Maariv he
has no idea why the authorities
decided now to allow his son to
leave.
A Refusenik For 16 Years
Continued from Page 5-
this year of human rights be-
ing an integral part of Soviet
relations with the West, and
even with Israel. If this is a
really meaningful talk, rather
than Western self-delusion,
then Pavel Abramovich should
already have received his exit
visa. That he has not done so is
a mote in the eye of detente.
The fate of a single family is
important to the cause of
freedom; equally important is
the principle that those who
have been waiting longest for
their exit visas, should be
among the first to benefit from
whatever advance in human
rights is promised, however
small.
Abramovich has several
friends who like himself have
also been waiting for their exit
visas for more than 16 years.
One of them, Professor Alex-
ander Lerner, now aged 74,
lost two small daughters in the
Holocaust, but is refused per-
mission to join his third
daughter who lives in Israel.
Another of Abramovich's
friends, Yuli Kosharovsky, one
of the signatories of the
hunger strikers' appeal of
June 1975, was among those
who bore the brunt of the of-
ficial odium against Hebrew
teachers a decade ago. He too
remains a refusenik, despite
"glasnost."
Abramovich, Lerner, and
Kosharovsky are three honest
men whose exit visas would
pose no threat whatsoever to
Soviet security. Their release
now, belated though it would
be, would also constitute
another step forward along the
road to international trust.
Fire Strikes
Negev Kibbutz
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Fifty-one members of Kibbutz
Urim in the Negev were
treated for smoke inhalation
as a result of a fire that gutted
the kibbutz's carpet and
blanket factory. The factory
was set ablaze by a short cir-
cuit in the glue department.
JCC Family Trip To
Boardwalk And Baseball
The Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches
has planned a family outing to
Boardwalk and Baseball in
Orlando. This amusement park
is crammed with rides and
entertainment guaranteed to
satisfy the entire family. And
as an added bonus for the
baseball buff, it's filled with
baseball games and
memorabilia.
The air-conditioned bus is
scheduled to leave the Jewish
Community Center, 700
Spencer Drive, West Palm
Beach, Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7:45
a.m. It will return at 8:15 p.m.
Adults and children over 10
years old, $32.50; children
under 10 years of age, $25.
Fee covers bus fare and dis-
counted entrance into the
park. It doesn't include food.
To make your reservations or
for additional information call
Jack Rosenbaum at 689-7700.
JCC Offers CPR Course
JCC Chanukah Festival
Slated For December 20
Certified American Red
Cross instructors will teach
CPR classes this winter at the
Jewish Community Center,
700 Spencer Drive, West Palm
Beach. Evening and day
classes will be available in
January and February. Due to
the overwhelming response to
the fall classes, there's a
waiting list begun and it's
recommended that you
register early to assure enroll-
ment. Call Jack Rosenbaum at
the JCC today, 689-7700.

For the first time ever, many
of the cantors of Palm Beach
County are joining to par-
ticipate in a Cantonal Concert.
"It s truly a major event for
the Jewish community of the
county," said Patti Abramson,
Chairperson of the JCC
Chanukah Festival Committee
as she announced the event.
The Holiday festivities will be
held at Camp Shalom, 7875
Belvedere Road in West Palm
Beach beginning at 2 p.m.
"We expect a large turnout,"
Abramson added.
The concert will be followed
by a Torch Run in which adults
and children run a mile long
course, passing the torch from
hand to hand until reaching
the camp where it will be used
in a Special Candlelighting
Ceremony.
There will be music and dan-
cing for adults. The children
will be entertained by Face
Painting exhibitions, the ever
popular Moon Walk, and a
display of K-9 training. There
will be a children's Poster ex-
hibit, and many displays like
McGruff the Safety Dog, The
Talking Volkswagen, and
others. Food and drink will be
available. The public is invited.
For more information call Lin-
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Friday, December 4, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Continued from Page 5
perty for its display is dubious
religious "equality."
Many push for pro-
nouncements declaring this
country to be Judeo-Christian.
This leaves out Muslims and
those of other faiths as well as
atheists.
sgressions, supplicate through
the merits of the Redeemer
the forgiveness of sins ..."
After receiving protests from
the Jewish community,
Johnston apologized via a
handbill distributed on Elec-
tion Day!
This history reminds us that
democratic orinciDles are
principles
T?.^.?L^L^ S?f* K weak ^thout regular exercise.
The Jewish community has
hols sets us on a road that puts
Jews in a difficult position.
The problem with using "equal
time" is illustrated by the
long-standing debate over this
country's day-of-rest laws. The
Supreme Court upheld "blue
laws" state laws prohibiting
work on Sunday as constitu-
tional because they were con-
sidered to have originated as
religious and later developed
into a merely secular day of
rest. In sharp contrast, in the
recent CaXdor case in Connec-
ticut, Sabbath observer legisla-
tion providing for an accom-
modation for a Saturday day of
rest was invalidated and con-
sidered to be an establishment
of religion by the court.
Where there is government
sponsorship, minorities
generally are not treated
equally. If access is accorded
pro rata, minorities lose out.
And where government finan-
cing is accorded to a religious
institution, the results are
once again unequal with the
majority resentfully subsidiz-
ing the minority. Religious
equality requires separation.
But does separation require
anti-menorah litigation? Un-
fortunately, separation does
require a struggle. Much of
what we take for granted to-
day would not be the law
without past protest. For ex-
ample, throughout the 1800s,
the Jewish communities in
South Carolina, Ohio and Pen-
nsylvania regularly protested
to their governors when
long been vigilant and must
continue to be so to secure our
precious religious equality.
This article is reprinted
from the November 1987, issue
of the ADL Bulletin, national
publication of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith.

In the Cabinet Room of the White House
President Reagan met with members of the
Jewish community who plan to lead a
demonstration Dec. 6 on behalf of Soviet
Jewry. From left: Jerry Goodman, ex-
ecutive director, National Conference on
Soviet Jewry; Yuli Edelshtein, recently
freed refusenik; Morris Abram, chairman,
NCSJ; and President Reagan.
Sanctions May Harm Efforts To Aid Ethiopia's Jews
By HOWARD ROSENBERG
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The chairman of the House
Foreign Affairs subcommittee
on Africa has warned that pro-
posed congressional sanctions
against Ethiopia could hurt the
ability of the United States to
help Jews in Ethiopia.
Sanctions "if imposed, might
very well jeopardize the access
and network of support that
have been created," Rep.
Howard Wolpe (D-Mich.) told
the National Council of Jewish
Women late last month.
Wolpe received two awards
from the NCJW, during its
four-day Washington In-
stitute, for his support of
Ethiopian Jewry and opposi-
tion to apartheid in South
Africa.
The 600 participants were
briefed by Secretary of State
Richard Mur-
George Shultz;
Thanksgiving Day proclama- phy, assistant secretary for
tions became explicitly Chris- Near Eastern and South Asian
affairs; and Richard Schifter,
assistant secretary of state of
human rights and
humanitarian affairs.
The sanctions bill, co-
sponsored by Reps. William
Gray III (D-Pa.) and Toby Roth
(R-Wis.), would revoke most-
favored-nations status for
Ethiopia, bar new loans or in-
vestments, and ban coffee im-
ports. The bill's few dozen sup-
porters include three Jewish
members of Congress, Reps.
Lawrence Smith (D-Fla.), Ben-
jamin Gilman (R-N.Y.) and
John Miller (R-Wash.)
Wolpe said there has been "a
fall-off' in relief funds from
organizations seeking to aid
the estimated 20,000 Ethio-
pian Jews.
Plight Gaining Prominence
He also noted that the plight
of Ethiopian Jews wishing to
emigrate and be reunited with
families in Israel has gained
significant political pro-
minence over the past year.
Wolpe charged that between
13 and 37 Jews in Ethiopia
have been arrested in 1987 for
unspecified reasons, and may
be brought to trial.
So far, the Ethiopian
government has resisted
diplomatic efforts aimed at
reunifying Ethiopian families.
Of the 8,000 Ethiopian Jews
who have been relocated to
tian. The results varied. In
Pennsylvania, Governor
William Johnston had issued a
proclamation calling upon all
"denominations of Christians
to acknowledge their tran-
Trudeau
Continued from Page 5
soul, when you realize the
number of subjects we had fail-
ed to deal with."
However, Robinson said
Trudeau's "mea culpa" didn't
change anything.
Winnipeg lawyer David
Matas recently wrote the book
"Justice Delayed," which
traces how successive Cana-
dian governments ignored the
war crimes issue for the past
four decades.
"Trudeau's indifference is
no different than that of
other former post-war
premiers, said Matas. "It's a
never-ending sequence.
"Admittedly (Trudeau)
wasn't too helpful," said
Matas, a leader of the B'nai
B'rith Canada League for
Human Rights and an active
member of the Liberal Party,
"but it's not as if he said, 'The
government should do nothing
new' or 'we did nothing anc
were right to do nothing*.. -. ft
just wasn't an issue for him."
Israel, there are 1,500 children
who left parents behind,
Wolpe said.
He said the Ethiopia govern-
ment has argued that permit-
ting Jews to leave "would
establish a precedent that
would lead to other ethnic
groups pressing to depart."
He added that "this is a
serious blockage that somehow
must be resolved."
Discussing the need to in-
crease fund-raising for Ethio-
pian Jewry, he said that
Ethiopia has estimated a
shortfall of 1.5 million tons of
grain this year, considerably
more than the 1985 peak of 1.2
million tons. Wolpe noted that
the Gondar province, where
many Ethiopian Jews live, was
not as hard hit as other major
provinces such as Tigre or
Eritrea.
Thus far, the United States
have committed 115,000 tons
of grain, Wolpe said. The State
Department fiscal 1988
authorization bill, now in con-
ference, would set aside $25
million for resettlement to
Israel, primarily for Ethiopian
Jews.
JCC News
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p.m. for an evening of fun and games. Bring a favorite
board or card game. Munchies and beverages will be serv-
ed. Donation: JCC members $2, non-members $3.
On Thursday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., meet at the Center to
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Jewish Groups Neutral
On Supreme Court Nominee Kennedy
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Jewish organizations are ex-
pected to maintain their tradi-
tional neutral position during
the confirmation process for
U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
Anthony Kennedy, whom
President Reagan nominated
for the Supreme Court.
Washington representatives
of Jewish organizations told
the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
cy that there does not appear
to be any reason to take a
stand on the nomination of the
51-year-old Sacramento, Calif,
native, unless something unex-
pected is revealed at Ken-
nedy's Senate confirmation
hearings.
Many Jewish organizations
broke from the practice of not
commenting on Supreme
Court nominations when
Reagan named Judge Robert
Bork of the U.S. Court of Ap-
peals for the District of Colum-
bia to succeed Associate
Justice Lewis Powell, who
resigned from the court this
summer.
Bork's extensive written opi-
nions on privacy and social
issues caused many Jewish
organizations to oppose the
conservative judge
vehemently.
After Bork was rejected by
the Senate, Reagan nominated
Bork's appeals court colleague
Douglas Ginsburg, who, if con-
firmed, would have been the
sixth Jew in history to serve on
the high court.
But Jewish officials stressed
that Ginsburg's Jewishness
would not gain him support in
the Jewish community if his
opinions on church-state and
social issues, which were for
the most part unknown, were
not acceptable. They also ex-
pressed the belief that the
Jewish community does not ac-
cept the concept of a Jewish
seat on the court.
Ginsbu/g withdrew Nov. 7
after revelations about some of
his past conduct, including
that he smoked marijuana
when he was a law professor at
Harvard. Reagan then named
Kennedy, who has been on the
U.S. Appeals Court for the
Ninth Circuit in San Francisco
since 1975.
David Brody, Washington
representative of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, said he believes that
there will not be any particular
Jewish reaction to the Ken-
nedy nomination.
Brody noted the favorable
response to the nomination
from both liberals and conser-
vatives. He said Kennedy ap-
pears to be "highly regarded
as a pragmatist" who judges
each case on the facts rather
than from an ideological
viewpoint.
He added that while many
Jews may have "legitimate
Court Upholds
Vanunu Confession
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM, (JTA) -
Former nuclear technician
Mordechai Vanunu, on trial for
treason, lost two important ap-
peals in Jerusalem district
court.
The court rejected his claim
that he cannot be tried in
Israel because he was brought
here by illegal means. It also
upheld his confession, which
Vanunu's lawyer, Avigdor
Feldman, said was invalid
because it was obtained under
duress.
Vanunu, 33, is charged with
having given the Sunday
Times of London data on
Israel's alleged nuclear
weapons capabilities and
photographs of the nuclear
facility at Dimona in the Negev
where he was once employed.
Vanunu disappeared from
his London hotel on Sept. 30,
1986. He claims that a day
later he was seized by Israeli
agents in Rome and taken to
Israel against his will. The
Israeli authorities initially
denied knowledge of his
whereabouts, but admitted
several weeks later that he
was in their custody, though
they insisted he came to Israel
voluntarily.
According to his lawyer,
Vanunu confessed to the
charges shortly after his im-
prisonment here while in a
confused state of mind, unable
to contact a lawyer or his fami-
ly. But the court found
otherwise.
It was the second setback for
Vanunu. The court ruled a
week ago that government of-
ficials cannot be subpoenaed to
testify for the defense and the
defense must present its case
in closed court. The trial has
been conducted in closed court
since it began last August. It
was suspended last month
because of the illness of one of
the three presiding judges. It
is scheduled to resume in
December.
disagreements" with some of
Kennedy's opinions, he does
not appear to be "outside the
mainstream of judicial
thought" as many believed
Bork was.
David Harris, Washington
representative of the
American Jewish Committee,
said his organization does not
take a stand on judicial ap-
pointments unless there is a
question of competence.
The AJCommittee and the
ADL, did not publicly oppose
the Bork nomination.
Mark Pelavin, Washington
representative of the
American Jewish Congress,
one of the organizations that
led the Jewish opposition to
Bork, said that while many
Jews may not agree with all of
Kennedy's views, there is
nothing so far to warrant op-
position to his nomination.
Pelavin said he made this
assessment after examining
most of the approximately 400
opinions written by Kennedy
while on the appeals court.
None of these opinions dealt
with the church-state issue, he
noted, although he expected
Kennedy would be questioned
on this during the confirma-
tion hearing by the Senate
Judiciary Committee.
Experts consider Kennedy
to be right-of-center, but
believe he may provide the
same swing vote as Powell did
on the court, now evenly divid-
ed between conservatives and
liberals.
Bat Mitzvah
RACHEL FOLAND
Rachel Sarah Foland,
daughter of Sandra and Gerald
Foland of Palm Beach Gardens
was called to the Torah as a
Bat Mitzvah at Temple Beth
David on November 21. Rabbi
William Marder officiated.
Rachel is in the 8th grade at
Howell Watkins Junior High
School and is a member of toe
school band. She enjoys water
skiing, horse back riding and is
a flute player.
Barry Farber, well-known
radio broadcaster, newsman,
writer and commentator,
will speak at the Temple
Israel Brunch on Dec. 13 in
behalf of the Israel Bond pro-
gram, according to the
chairmen of the event, Bar-
bara Ackerman and Linda
Kalnitsky. The branch will
be held at the Palm Hotel
(formerly the Hyatt). Farber
is the host of the popular
N.Y. radio talk show on
WMCA. He has spent 25
years in broadcasting, both
on radio and television. In
addition to his on-the-air ac-
complishments, Farber has
written articles for the "New
York Times," "Readers
Digest," "Saturday
Review," "Washington
Post" and other such
publications.

Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
BOYNTON BEACH JEWISH CENTER-BETH KODESH: 501
N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.; Thurs-
day 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM: 5348 Grove Street,
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.
For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
LAKE WORTH JEWISH CENTER: Dillman Road Free
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33413.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder. Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday, 8:15 a.m.
Friday Evening, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Dr., Royal Palm Beach, FL
33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. Rabbi
Seymour Friedman. Phone 798-8888.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. Rabbi
Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew Beck.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing Address: 6085
Parkwalk Drive, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. Phone 736-7687.
Cantor Alex Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.
TREASURE COAST JEWISH CENTER Congregation
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Benjamin Shull. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m.
ORTHODOX
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Rd., West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Werner.
REFORM
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL: 1390 SW Dorchester
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night
services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 335-7620.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m. Student Rabbi Elaine Zechter.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960. Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Saturday morning 10
a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
793-2700.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 S. Chillingworth Dr., West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
471-1526.


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Synagogue News
TEMPLE
BETH DAVID
Advanced, beginners and in-
termediate Hebrew classes are
being held on Tuesday even-
ings at the temple.
TEMPLE
B'NAI JACOB
Weekly Adult Education
Program will be offered in
Jewish History and Mishnah.
No previous knowledge or
ability to read Hebrew is re-
quired for either course. Both
courses are taught by Rabbi
Morris Pickholz, the new
spiritual leader of the Temple.
Members and friends are in-
vited. There is no charge.
TEMPLE ISRAEL
A Shabbat dinner will be
held for patrons and sponsors
of the third Annual Scholar in
Residence weekend with
Meron S. Benvenisti, on Fri-
day, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.
Mr. Benvenisti is a former
mayor and councillor of
Jerusalem. His topic will be:
"Jerusalem, the Torn City."
Rabbi Howard Shapiro will
conduct services at 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Anne Newman will conduct
Family Sabbath Services Fri-
day, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m.
Participating in the Service
are students from the sixth
grade class.
During the Service, Lauren
and Stephanie Abrams,
daughters of Dr. Barry
Abrams will receive their
Hebrew names. William
Grushow will receive the honor
of a special Ark Opening.
David Mesnick will participate
in the Service in anticipation
of his upcoming Bar Mitzvah.
Angela Gallicchio and Michael
Lampert will receive an ufroof
blessing in honor of their up-
coming marriage.
The congregation is invited
to an oneg shabbat following
services.
Sabbath Services will be con-
ducted on Saturday, Dec. 5 at
10:30 a.m. Rabbi Levine will
conduct an hour of prayer and
study. The community is
invited.
Fair Oaks Hospital of
Boca/Delray will present a
special seminar on parenting
skills on Sunday, Dec. 6 from
10 a.m. to noon at Temple
Judea.
This program is open to the
community and admission is
complimentary.
This seminar is part of Tem-
ple Judea's caring community
project, a project which in-
cludes programs on training
volunteers to work with the
elderly, single parent pro-
grams, and support for
caregivers and shut-ins.
For reservations, call Tem-
ple Judea.
j Candle lighting Time j
i *
I Jktiu DeC" 4 ~~ 5:09 Pm
Braun, Schnitt to Receive Award
At Israel Bond Fashion Show
Claire Braun and Frances
Schnitt prominent Jewish
community leaders will
receive the coveted Lion Of
Judah Award at the Israel
Bond Fashion Show on Dec.
16.
The gala show will feature a
truly outstanding -variety of
made-in-Israel fashions to
please the many women who
will be attending, reports Mrs.
Evelyn Blum, Chairman of the
event.
Claire Braun has been in-
volved in numerous causes for
Israel and' Judaism and has
found time for leadership roles
in many civic and community
positions, including the
Women's Division of the Israel
Bonds Committee. She and her
Area Deaths
ALEXANDER
Dorothy. 66, of West Palm Beach. Levitt-
Welnstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
DIAMOND
Harry, 75, of Weat Palm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
FEINBERG
Barney. 99, of Boynton Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
FELDMAN
Frank. 75, of Lake Worth. Levitt-Weinstein
Guaranteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
GOLDEN
Albert, 74. of Golden Lakes, West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
GOLDSTONE
Harry, 92, of West Palm Beach. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Beach.
KATKOVSKY
Libby, 81, of Lake Worth. Levitt-Weinstein
Guaranteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
KNOBE
A">n. 78, of West Palm Beach. Riverside
Guardian Chapel, West Palm Beach.
KOHANSKY
George, 91, of Century Village. West Palm
Beach. Northwood Funeral Home, Weat
Plm Beach.
MEYER
"oily R., of Lake Worth. Levitt-WeinsUin
Guaranteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
SH.VERMAN
Blanche, 84, of Weat Palm Beach. Nor-
thwood Funeral Home. West Palm Beach.
husband, Abe, have visited
Israel on nine occasions.
Frances Schnitt has been the
chairperson for Israel Bonds
for women at the Fountains
Country Club where she and
her husband, Al, reside. Other
organizations in which Mrs.
Schnitt has devoted her time
and efforts are the Morse
Geriatric Center and Friends
of the Retarded.
Barbara Schwartz, noted ar-
tist and sculptor specializing in
ceramics, is hosting a "sneak
preview" fashion show on
behalf of the New Leadership
of State of Israel Bonds the
first week in December. It will
be held at her home as a
prelude to the gala Interna-
tional Fashion Show and Lun-
cheon for Israel Bonds at the
Breakers Hotel later in
December.
The preview will reveal the
latest made-in-Israel fashions
featuring glamorous suedes,
leathers and high fashion
sweaters. It will be coor-
dinated by Scott Miller, presi-
dent of "On The Town
Productions."
Community Leader Dies
Blanche M. Silverman, ac-
tive for many years in the
Jewish community of the Palm
Beaches, died Nov. 23 in West
Palm Beach. She was 84.
A teacher of gifted and ex-
ceptional children for 33 years
in New York, Mrs. Silverman
devoted her life to helping
others. From 1963 to 1973, she
served as a receptionist for the
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Socie-
ty (HIAS) at New York's JFK
airport. Since 1965, she
assisted teachers for the blind
and also wrote books in braille
for the sightless.
Mrs. Silverman has long
been active in the struggle to
save Soviet Jewry. As a
member of the Soviet Jewry
Task Force of the Community
Relations Council of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, she chaired the
Community Plea for Soviet
Jewry in the early 1980's. She
was also a member of the CRC
and other task forces, as well
as of the Chaplain's Aides. She
was active with ORT and B'nai
B'rith and had appeared with
her husband on the
Federation-sponsored TV pro-
gram, "Mosaic" on a segment
devoted to volunteerism.
She is survived by her hus-
band, David; a daughter,
Dorothy; son, Robert; grand-
children, Danielle, Karin,
Dana, Cheryl; and two sisters.
Funeral arrangements were
made by Northwood Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach. Rab-
bi Joel Levine, of Temple
Judea, conducted services.
Board Of Governors
Continued from Page 2
1986. He was this year's
"International Chairman" of
the Jerusalem Foundation's
20th Anniversary (Yom
Yerushalayim) program. In ad-
dition, he is associated with a
number of Israeli universities
and Beit Hatefutsot.
After receiving a law degree
from Cape Town University
(1958) and an MBA from Col-
umbia University (1960),
Mendel Kaplan entered, and
now controls, a family business
which manufactures steel and
wire products. He is the author
of two books: "From Stetl to
Steelmaking" and "Jewish
Roots in the South African
Economy."
Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff and his wife, Lindy Passer, of Temple
Beth Shalom of Miami Beach, provided the entertainment at a
Folkfest held at Temple Judea on Sunday, Nov. 15, for new
and prospective members of Temple Judea. Afterwards a buf-
fet supper organized by Rosalee Savel and Marge Lesser
allowed time for the new members to get to know the temple
board members.
Ban Lifted On Showing
Films During Sabbath
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
secular community here won a
major victory Sunday (Nov.
22) when a local court struck
down a city ordinance banning
the commercial screening of
films on the Sabbath.
But the ruling is expected to
intensify the bitter dispute bet-
ween ultra-Orthodox and non-
observant Jews over strict en-
forcement of Sabbath obser-
vance. The municipality, which
has been seeking a com-
promise between the two com-
munities, plans to appeal.
The religious bloc in the
Knesset reacted angrily to the
court's decision. Former In-
terior Minister Yitzhak Peretz,
leader of the ultra-Orthodox
Shas party, called it a "breach
of the status quo on religious
affairs." He indicated the
religious parties would de-
mand that the Knesset enact
legislation restricting public
entertainment on Friday
nights.
The case developed when the
municipality brought charges
against two Jerusalem movie
theaters for screening films on
Friday nights in violation of a
local ban. Judge Ayala Procac-
cia rejected the charges on
grounds that issues involving
freedom of religion and cons-
cience are the province of the
Knesset, not the City Council.
Mayor Teddy Kollek has
been walking a thin line bet-
ween the demands by the Or-
thodox for total enforcement
of the Sabbath and the secular
community's claim of an in-
dividual's right to decide how
to spend Israel's one non-
working day. While Kollek
agrees that Jerusalem's
"special character" should be
preserved by keeping "com-
mercial cinemas" closed on
Friday nights, he would allow
films at private clubs, such as
the local Cinemateque.
He said Monday that he
would continue to pursue that
line. "Both sides will have to
make concessions to coexist in
this city," he said.
At the same time, he blamed
the "fanatical behavior" of the
ultra-Orthodox for provoking a
sharp reaction from the
secular community. For more
than a year, Jerusalem has
been the scene of rock-
throwing and pitch battles in
the streets as ultra-Orthodox
Jews attempted to prevent the
non-observant from entering
cinemas.
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