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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Washington Rally Draws 250,000
Thirty-nine members of the Palm Beaches
traveled to the nation's capital Sunday Dec.
6 to participate in the Washington, D.C.
mobilization on behalf of Soviet Jewry.
They joined with 250,000 people from all
over the country to send a pre-summit
message to Soviet leader Gorbachev asking
him to grant exit visas to 400,000
refuseniks. See additional photos on pace
16- ..
More than 250,000 people
packed the National Mall Sun-
day, Dec. 6, to demonstrate
support for Soviet Jewry, in
the largest Jewish rally ever
held in Washington.
Jews and non-Jews, from
throughout the United States
and Canada, as well as Israel
and other countries, urged
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev to allow all Jews who
wish to leave the Soviet Union
to emigrate.
The demonstration came
just 24 hours before Gorbachev
was due to arrive in
Washington for a two-day
summit with President
"The human rights issue is
now a permanent part of the
U.S.-Soviet agenda," Vice
President George Bush
declared at the rally, whi
opened with the soundi
the shofar and Pearl bailey
singing "Let My People Go.
Human rights "will be high
on the agenda for the sum-
mit," Bush promised. "I will
personally raise it with Mr.
Gorbachev, I will not be
satisfied until the promise of
Helsinki is a reality."
Bush like other speakers
pointed to Gorbachev's policy
of "glasnost" (openness). "But
openness begins at the
border," he said. "Let's see
not five or six or 10 or 20
refuseniks released at a time,
but thousands, tens of
thousands all those who
want to go."
Senate Minority Leader
Robert Dole (R-Kan.) also
tressed that "glasnost may be
all the rage in the media, but
freedom is still the real issue"
that ties together all of the
other issues including arms
This view was echoed by
House Speaker Jim Wright
(D., Texas), who said that
Continued on Page 14-
Federation/UJA Campaign
Expanded Leadership Plans $10,000 Minimum Fund-Raising Event
Demonstrating their com-
mitment to the Jewish com-
munity of the Palm Beaches,
Israel, and worldwide Jewry, a
diverse group of community
leaders has accepted the
responsibility of heading this
year's 1988 Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County-United
Jewish Appeal Campaign
Leadership Gifts Dinner.
These dedicated leaders are
reaching out to other caring
members of the community to
involve them in this $10,000
minimum category event
which will be held Thursday,
Jan. 14, 6 p.m., at The
Breakers, Palm Beach.
Barbara and Bernard Green
have been named as Chairmen
of this leadership dinner by
Alec Engelstein, Associate
General Campaign Chairman.
Also appointed are Shirlee and
Erwin H. Blonder as Honorary
Chairmen; and Stephen and
Ruth Abramson and Stanley
and Marilyn Katz as Vice
An exciting photography ex-
hibit entitled, "Jewish
Heritage In The Eye Of The
Morse Geriatric Cantor
Break* Ground ... page 8
Local Catholic/Jewish
Dialogue ... page 13
Community Plea For
Soviet Jewry... page 14
Camera," will be featured
from Beit Hatfutsoh, the
Museum of the Diaspora. Addi-
tionally, Mark Talisman,
Director of the Washington of-
fice of the Council of Jewish
Federations, will be the guest
Barbara Green has been in-
volved with Jewish communal
work for more than 20 years.
Currently the host of the
Federation-sponsored televi-
sion program, "Mosaic," Mrs.
Green is a past President of
the Women^ Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and a past Vice-
President of Federation. Addi-
tionally, she served as General
Campaign Chairman for the
1981-82 Federation-UJA Cam-
paign and as Women's Divi-
sion Campaign Vice-President
in 1978-79. In 1986, Mrs.
Green chaired the Federa-
tion's 25th Anniversary
Celebration. Currently, she is
a Co-Chairman of the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center's
Community Campaign. Na-
tionally, Mrs. Green is a
member of the National UJA
Women's Division Board and a
member of the National
Jewish Media Board.
Bernard Green has been a
resident of the Palm Beaches
for the last two years. He is a
member of the board of the
National Foundation of Ileitis
and Colitis and the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center. An
alumnus of New York Univer-
sity, he is very active in that
Barbara Green
Bernard Green
Shirlee Blonder
institution's Scholarship Fund.
Mr. Green is a former Presi-
dent of the Community Chest
in New York and of several
country clubs.
Erwin H. Blonder is serving
his third term as President of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. Last year he
chaired the Leadership Gifts
Dinner (formerly called the
President's Dinner). He is the
founding President of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center. A resident of the Palm
Beaches for the last 13 years,
Mr. Blonder was very active in
his home town of Cleveland,
Ohio, where he served as a
member of the boards of th
Erwin H. Blonder
National Conference of Chris-
tians and Jews, Mt. Sinai
Hospital, Council Gardens,
and the Jewish Convalescent
Hospital. He has served the
Menorah Park Jewish Home
for the Aged in Cleveland as
board member, Treasurer and
President, and the Jewish
Continued on Page 7
Gaza Violence Leads To Stormy Debate
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel may soon have to come to grips with the pro-
blem of the Gaza Strip whether the continued occupation of that territory of
less than 200 square miles with an Arab population of 600,000 is essential to
Israel's security and worth the cost of maintaining law and order there.
The issue moved to the fore earlier this month following another fatal stabbing
of an Israeli citizen. Shlomo Takal, 45, who was knifed in the back of his neck in
the main square of Gaza on Sunday, Dec. 6.
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Securi-
ty Committee Monday that the Gaza Strip should be demilitarized under Israeli
Continued oa Page 20
Happy Chanukah

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 18, 1987
Vanguard Mission Highlights
Dr. Peter Sherman, a participant in the recent Vanguard Mis-
sion to Israel sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, with Ethiopian immigrants in a Youth Alivah
Village in Maalot.
'Join Me On The Young Adult Mission To Israel
June 12-22
"I'm looking forward to ... traveling with
friends and sharing the experience of Israel
together.. .to see a country we have all strived so
hard to build and maintain. This mission is a
great way to become involved in our community
both socially and culturally."
Patti Lampert
To discover more about this exciting op- Mark Mendel, Young Adult Division Direc-
portunity offered through the Jewish tor, at the Federation office, 832-2120.
Federation of Palm Beach County, contact
Several High-Profile Refuseniks
Receive Permission To Emigrate
Wednesday, Dec. 2, Feliks
Abramovich, son of the Soviet
Union's longest-waiting
refusenik, Pavel Abramovich,
told a news conference at
Women's American ORT here,
"I don't know if I'll ever see
my parents again."
Thursday morning, a little
after 5, Feliks received a
phone call from the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry:
His parents had received word
that they would be getting per-
mission to emigrate.
Abramovich and several
long-waiting refuseniks receiv-
ed phone calls indicating they
would be getting permission to
leave the Soviet Union.
Among the others were
Aleksander, Rosa and Anna
Ioffe, and the extended Bialy
family: Leonid Bialy; his wife,
Judith Ratner Bialy; their son,
Misha; Misha's wife, Miriam;
Miriam's parents, Viktor and
Maya Fulmakht; and another
daughter of the Fulmakhts,
12-year-old Rena.
The way was also cleared
Thursday for the emigration of
the family of Aleksander Khol-
Continued on Page 6
ission Co-Chairman Marvin Rosen at the burial place of
David Ben-Gurion. Not pictured is Mission Co-Chairman
Barry Berg.
Mission participants tour the archaeological site of a
Tuesday, January 19, 7:30 p.m.
Temple Israel
Featuring Local State Legislators On
Current Issues Of Concern
SpoMored by the Local Camitu Task Force
of the Coauraaity Relation* Coaacil
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Coanty
Discover your heritage together on a
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
JUNE 12-23,1988
The Family Mission Is The Richest Resource For Teaching Your Children
The Spirit And Challenge Of Israel And What It Means To The
Jewish People
Share With Your Children The Thrill Of Climbing
Masada, A Shabbat At The Western Wall,
Visits To Kibbutzim And Israeli Military Bases.
For additional information, contact Ronni Kp.trin,
Director of Communication, at the Federation office, 832-2120.

Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Planning and Allocations Committee
Helps Establish Community Priorities
In Hod Haaharon, this community'! twinned Project Renewal
neighborhood, a teacher lovingly works with children at the
Irwin and Jeanne Levy Day Care Center
In Hod Hasharon
Project Renewal's
Extraordinary Success
After seeing firsthand the
remarkable improvement in
Hod Hasharon, residents of
the Palm Beaches give high
marks to Elizabeth Homans'
efforts there on this com-
munity's behalf. For the last
two years, she has devoted her
untiring energies as Palm
Beach County's representative
in Giora and Gil Amal, the once
severely distressed
neighborhoods of Hod
Hasharon which have been
helped through Project
as important as the buildings
(that have been built by people
in the Palm Beaches). "They
look forward to the visits.
They realize that the people in
the Palm Beaches are the
reason for the changes and
they want to continue the rela-
tionships and support."
The neighborhoods'
Continued on Page 17
The Jewish community of
the Palm Beaches is experienc-
ing rapidly changing times
which, by its nature, profound-
ly affects persons, organiza-
tions and community. The
Planning and Allocations Com-
mittee of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County
helps meet the ever growing
needs of the Jewish population
of the Palm Beaches.
Erwin H. Blonder, President
of Federation, has appointed
Helen Hoffman to head this
vital committee. Through the
planning process, the Federa-
tion and its beneficiary agen-
cies work cooperatively ig
assessing needs in the com-
munity, and setting communi-
ty priorities, noted Mrs. Hoff-
man. The planning process in-
cludes the allocations of funds
from the Federation-United
Jewish Appeal Campaign.
Additionally, by way of this
process of research, discus-
sion, and allocations, monies
raised by the annual Campaign
are put to optimal use.
Because it is an open process,
community planning fosters
unity and responsibility within
the community, according to
Mrs. Hoffman.
Visiting the Palm Beaches
this past month to meet with
the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, Mrs. Homans
stopped at the Jewish Flori-
dian office to talk about the ex-
citing things that are happen-
ing there as a result of this
community's people-to-people
Before Project Renewal,
Giora and Gil Amal were in
deplorable physical condition,
Mrs. Homans relates. "The
streets were mud and full of
holes, the housing was
substandard. Today the
streets are paved, there are
sidewalks, and flowers are
planted everywhere. Houses
have been renovated from the
original two rooms to two
stories. There is regular gar-
bage pick-up. There is a feeling
of pride now generated from
the residents' desire to main-
tain their neighborhoods."
Mrs. Homans feels this pride
personally. "My job gives me a
place in Israel to use the
energies I took there. I work
with Israelis and are a part of
the positive changes in their
lives, but this work gives me a
strong connection in Palm
Beach County, too." Mrs.
Homans made aliyah with her
family from Hollywood,
Florida three-and-a-half years
"I meet people who come on
tours and share with them
what their community has
done in Hod Hasharon in just a
few short years. I help the
residents understand why peo-
ple from the Palm Beaches
want to visit and get
These visits are equally im-
portant for the residents. This
connection with the people of
Palm Beach County is perhaps
Women's Division
In Honor Of
Wednesday, January 20, 3 p.m.
Minimum Commitment $5,000 to the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County-United Jewish Appeal
Women'i Diriaion Campaign
* !2f v
Dec. 20 Boynton Beach Council Breakfast
Jan. 12 WD Leadership Institute
Jan. 13 Fountains Special Gifts Cocktail Party
Jan. 14 Leadership Dinner
Jan. 20 Women's Division Lion of Jadah
Jan. 21 Royal Palm Beach Cocktail Party
Jan. 24 Fountains Golf Tournament/Luncheon
Jan. 24 Campaign Leadership Institute II
Jan. 28 Hunters Run Pacesetters Event
Achieving the kind of com-
munity envisioned by John
Gardner, "an innovative socie-
ty" one of "continuous
renewal," wherein change and
innovation are related to con-
tinuity, purposes and values, is
the long-term goal Mrs. Hoff-
man, along with her commit-
tee, hopes to meet.
Mrs. Hoffman is Treasurer
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and has
been a member of the Board of
Directors for many years. Her
strong interest in human
rights and community rela-
tions led her to serve with
distinction as Chairman of the
Federation's Community Rela-
tions Council for three years.
Additionally, she is a founding
member of the Palm Beach
County Ad Hoc Coalition on
Human Services and a past
President of the local chapter
of the American Jewish
Mrs. Hoffman is a professor
at Florida Atlantic University
Graduate School of Public Ad-
ministration. She formerly
was an assistant dean at
Rutgers Law School specializ-
ing in industrial relations and
has served as a labor ar-
bit.ator. She is a founding
Helen Hoffman
member of the Women's
Rights section of the New
York Bar and founding Chair-
man of the Rights of the Men-
tally Handicapped section.
For more information, con-
tact Susan Schwartz, Director
of Planning and Budgeting, at
the Federation office,
Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County

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To add a bit of zest. challenge and most important
.. to encourage more "face to face" solicitations the
Campaign Cabinet Of The Jewish Federation Of Palm
Beach County has introduced a set of awards for Campaign
workers for singular effort and success in personally
soliciting friends, neighbors and associates.
The program is open to all Campaign workers .. incen-
tives (including complimentary participation on a Federa-
tion Mission to Israel) will be awarded primarily based on
the number and results of the 'face to face' solicitations.
A list of the participants in the program will be published
in successive issues of "The Jewish Floridian."


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 18, 1987
Ruling No Pyrrhic Victory
While it was not a sterling win for the
forces which rail against prayer in the public
school, neither was the victory Pyrrhic.
When the Supreme Court chose last week
not to revisit the issue of New Jersey's
Moment-of-Silence, it did so on technical
grounds of the plaintiffs' standing or lack
thereof. It left standing a lower court ruling
on the unconstitutionality of such a law,
even one that did not mention prayer per se.
The New Jersey law was damned,
nonetheless, by its framers' intent.
While a Supreme Court ruling on an
Alabama law which specifically invoked
prayer as its purpose (as does the Florida
version) was ruled unconstitutional, similar
laws still stand in other states, as well as in
our own.
The importance of the Supreme Court
move cannot be lost on those who worry the
subject of judicial appointments. Following
the Bork/Ginsburg non-confirmation pro-
ceedings, and looking forward to the
possibility of a less-conservative jurist in
Judge Anthony Kennedy, we wonder at the
long-term effects of this administration's ap-
pointments in the short-term Mr. Reagan
has left in office.
Reportedly, Mr. Reagan has appointed
333 of the 761 jurists now sitting on the
Federal bench. Those lifetime jobs will well-
or ill-effect how our children and grand-
children pray and/or study in school.
History suggests that the uneven handling
of review makes careful background studies
and expeditious confirmation mutually ex-
clusive. One potential jurist gets a five-
minute Senate hearing with but a sole
senator in attendance, and another war-
rants appropriate grilling for a thorough
review. The five-minute jurist was Judge
Douglas Ginsburg in his initial review for
the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals seat
.he now holds. Had that review been more
than cursory, had the administration con-
sidered seriously the long-term impact of
Federal seats, it might have saved itself, and
Mr. Ginsburg, some embarrassment on the
most recent go-round.
And a better example might have been set
for those worthy of a seat that outstrips the
longevity of the presidency.
Public Land-Parochial Use
The argument is classic quid-pro-quo: The
Supreme Court allowed as part of a
Christmas scene, a creche or nativity
vignette. As faulty, in our view, as that deci-
sion was for Pawtucket, Rhode Island in
1984, so too is the request for menorahs
along the Florida Turnpike in 1987. The
Lubavitch movement, through a Broward
rabbi, requested that menorahs be placed at
five turnpike toll plazas. At first request, the
state Department of Transportation acced-
ed. After two Jewish defense agencies ob-
jected, the DOT agreed to review case law
which suggested that such placement would
violate First Amendment guarantees
against establishment of religion.
The seasonal crisis can be expected: Some
fundamentalists, on either side of the Testa-
ment, propose that public land belongs to
the public for parochial use. Often, religious
organizations induce municipalities to erect
religious symbols in the hope of getting
equal play at the Christmas season. It is a
no-win argument. The more the public
square is used for any religious purpose, the
fewer arguments and less safety do minority
religions have from majority religious tyran-
ny, benign though it may be. A far better
solution would be to erect a menorah on
private property near welNtraveled
Whether the question is prayer in public
school or menorah placement on public
throughways, the chilling effect is the same:
Government sanction of sectarian purposes.
Readers Write
One need look no further than our state
capital. Incongruously, Gov. Bob Martinez'
proclamation of Dec. 6 as "Soviet Jewry
Day" was issued and dated "in the year of
our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-
seven." Would that Florida, in all its man-
dates, leave behind its anachronistic
philosophy and policy. Would that Florida,
in its wording and its work, follow the lead
of say, The Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. In proclaiming Dec. 6 as
"Freedom Sunday, Gov. Michael Dukakis
made no religious allusion. He dated his
state's proclamation with the year and its
relation to the "Independence of the United
States of America."
How refreshing! How constitutional!
Help Requested For
Holocaust Survivors' Project
As it is known, the
Holocaust Survivors of the
Palm Beaches has been in ex-
istence for five years and has
done much good work.
We are presently working on
a project for the new Jewish
Community Center to provide
a living memorial in memory of
the perished Jews of Europe.
It is giving us the courage to
write a collective book for the
library (also for Washington
and Miami public libraries)
mainly for our children and
grandchildren so they will
know about the times we lived
under Fascism and Nazism
in order that they may learn
and build a better world for
We appeal to all Holocaust
survivors and friends to help
us in the project. Please send
in your experiences and photos
if possible so our memories can
be left for the future. We must
not forget them. Please par-
ticipate and help in this impor-
tant project.
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Your accountant will probably answer with an
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available to you under the current tax laws.
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Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Will Gorbachev Truly Answer For The Past?
In his three-hour oration
marking the 70th anniversary
of the Bolshevik Revolution,
Mikhail Gorbachev excoriated
Joseph Stalin. He praised V.I.
Lenin. He promised to fill in
the blank pages of Russian
history which, he said, "over
the years reduced important
figures to non-persons.
But if you expected to hear
the other shoe drop hoped
for some mention of pogroms
or for a pledge to ease emigra-
tion for refuseniks you will
have to wait for another day of
Soviet change of heart.
"We cannot plan our future
unless we face the past," Gor-
bachev said. What then of the
past, the long ago past of the
Soviet Rally:
Mikhail Gorbachev
Romanovs, who ruled from
1613 to 1917, and the dreadful
past of the Stalin regime judg-
ed by Gorbachev "guilty of
enormous, unforgivable
The Sunday preceding Gor-
bachev's speech, Charles
Kuralt offered a fascinating
CBS session with a colony of
White Russians in Portland,
Maine. One group expressed
great love for Czar Nicholas.
What delightful days those
were when serfs were plentiful
and grand balls memorable.
True, some interviewed in
Maine may not share that
nostalgic euphoria. They must
recall the czarist cruelty that
exploded in the "10 days that
shook the world." Some may
remember that Nicholas
delighted in referring to Jews
as "Yids." Again, the silent
White Russians may know of
and despise "The Protocols of
the Elders of Zion," the anti-
Semite's bogus Bible that in-
spired Russian Jew-haters to
label World War II the "Jew
Perhaps unenlighted White
Russians in Portland had
heard of the dark years 1881 to
1921, when pogroms resulted
in the plunder and murder of
Russian Jews. Easter and
Christmas were the preferred
occasions for such orgies, but
the Kishinev Passover Pogrom
of 1913 was the one so fiendish
that protests were staged in
Paris and London, so
outrageous that President
Theodore Roosevelt sent a
message of complaint to
Moscow, only to have it refus-
The Left, Right, Center and Linkage
The Dec. 6 demonstration
for Soviet Jewish rights in
Washington one day before
Soviet leader Mikhai Gor-
bachev was to begin his sum-
mit with Ronald Reagan has
side-stepped questions raised
by both the steady pace of
change in Soviet policy on mat-
ters of Jewish concern and the
new more accommodating
mood in Washington on arms
These questions center on
Gorbachev's sincerity in pro-
posing economic reform,
democratization and openness;
on his ability to overcome bis
bureaucracy; on whether his
program will last; and on its
relevance to Soviet Jews. The
answers to these questions will
shape the long-term goals and
short-term tactics of the
Soviet Jewry movement
The new atmosphere has
already helped introduce a
new if hesitant complexity into
the American Jewish position
and may create strains in the
broad-based coalition of sup-
port in evidence in
Over the past year, the
Soviet authorities have broad-
cast contradictory signals on
the Jewish question based in
equal measure on fresh depar-
tures and stale continuity.
On the positive side, the
Soviets have released all
prisoners of Zion and granted
exit visas to some of the most
well-known refuseniks
many of whom are now on the
road warning Americans
against "falling for what they
characterize as merely a
Soviet public relations cam-
paign. Nevertheless, emigra-
tion for 1987 is up, and should
exceed the level of the
preceding three years by 500
The Kremlin has also taken
the starch out of its position on
Jewish life within the Soviet
Union, exhibiting a new flex-
ibility on such matters as the
opening of a kosher takeout
restaurant, the training of new
rabbis and the study of
Finally, by accepting the in-
clusion of human rights on the
summit agenda, Moscow
agreed to enshrine the ques-
tion of Jewish emigration from
the Soviet Union as a
legitimate matter for interna-
tional attention and negotia-
tion. This marks a significant
change from the Kremlin's
traditionally defensive reac-
tion to any criticism.
On the other hand, there is
evidence of change-for-the-
worse in Soviet policy. Despite
the much-publicized release of
refuseniks, new regulations in
effect since last January reaf-
firm the indiscriminately ap-
plied "national security"
grounds for refusing a visa re-
quest, and further limit
emigration by narrowing the
application of the convention
on family reunification to first-
degree relation invitations
Not surprisingly, emigration
is still significantly below the
50,000 per year allowed out
during the illiberal Brezhnev
These moves underscore
concern that Moscow is at-
tempting to get the issue off
the agenda "on the cheap" by
releasing 10,000 to 30,000
refuseniks whose visa requests
are pending, with the expecta-
tion that Washington will then
tire of the issue.
The issue is of necessity link-
ed to the larger and equally
fluid context of Soviet-
American relations. Observers
have been debating the nature
of the changes in the Soviet
Union and the appropriate
U.S. response.
Precisely because the cause
of Soviet Jewry has received
such widespread support
within the American political
community leaders of the
National Council of Churches
and the National Conference
of Catholic Bishops were
among those addressing the
Dec. 6 rally these questions
will demand the close atten-
tion of Jewish policymakers.
Within the Jewish communi-
ty, the debate has been limited
to the narrower question of the
extent to which progress in
arms control should be linked
to an increase in the number of
Jews allowed to emigrate.
Calls from the small but
vocal "left" to decouple
emigration and arms control
have found powerful echoes in
the general political culture
that favors a U.S.-Soviet ac-
cord. With celebrated
refuseniks now free to live in
Israel, and concrete steps to
cut back nuclear weapons at
stake, erstwhile allies might
balk at a Jewish policy that
refuses to call off or at least,
CimtuiMd a Page 1
ed by the czar.
And the dark past of the
Stalin regime, pitch dark for
Russian Jews! Gorbachev pro-
mises to set up a commission
to study the history of some of
his communist predecessors.
Repressive measures and acts
of Stalin's time are un-
forgivable, Gorbachev told the
world. This, he added, is a
lesson for all generations.
Will the surveyors of the sins
of yesterday dare to comment
negatively on the kind of
prison and work camp horror
chronicled by Solzhenitsyn?
Are the times of those
atrocities so near the present
that the commissioners, many
have to devise ways to ignore
the plight of hundreds exiled,
fiven harsh prison terms,
ispatched to labor camps?
Suppose the commission, in
studying the Stalin years,
stumbles onto the history of
Stalin's paranoic anti-
Semitism. Will such findings
as these see the light of
publication in Pravda: the stifl-
ing of Jewish education, the in-
carcerations of thousands of
Jews in asylums and labor
camps, the corruption of
judges when Jews were tried,
Stalin's arrest of Molotov's
Jewish wife, resulting in man-
dated exile?
Could it be that mention will
be made of the 1952 trials and
death sentences of prominent
Jewish doctors branded ter-
rorists by Stalin? Will notice
be taken of the 1952 trials and
subsequent deaths of 26
Jewish writers and other
Gorbachev condemned
"flagrant violations of human
dignity" when he described
Stalin's excesses. When the
writers and philosophers went
to their graves, human dignity
perished with them.
If the great light of truth and
CuailaI Page It
On Background:
A Cold Peace and Egyptian Commitment
On Nov. 19, 1977 Egyptian
President Anwar Sadatflew to
Israel. His meetings with
Prime Minister Menachem
Begin and other Israeli leaders
and his address to the Knesset
shattered monolithic Arab re-
jection of the Jewish state.
After 30 years of repeated
refusals of open, direct con-
tacts, an historic step had been
taken which would lead to the
Camp David Accords and the
Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.
A decade later Israeli, Egyp-
tian and U.S. officials still
agree with the interpretation
given at the time: Sadat's trip
was a momentous event, one
which opened the way for
Arab-Israeli peace. But Israeli
and Egyptian officials now
hold nearly opposing views on
the status of relations between
their two countries.
"It is a cold peace .. that's
the general line," said an
Israeli source recently.
Although Egyptians do not say
so formally, this "has been the
line laid down by (President
Hosni) Mubarak since he came
to power put peace on
The late President Anwar Sadat

hold." This is true especially in
nine areas including culture,
tourism and trade in which
the Accords called for
An Egyptian source
disagreed strongly. "The ex-
pression 'cold peace' has
become out of date. It's unfor-
tunate, a description of rela-
tions that are not growing.
(But)) I see them as growing
... not in cold storage."
The official cited the
"definitely growing" number
of Israeli tourists and experts
in many fields, "especially
agriculture and land reclama-
tion" arriving in Egypt, and
high-level visits. Among the
latter: Last year's Alexandria
meeting between Mubarak and
Israel's then-Prime Minister
(now Foreign Minister)
Shimon Peres, and a recent
trip to Israel by Egyptian
Foreign Minister Esmet Abdel
"Is Hosni Mubarak
representing all the policies of
peace with Israel that Sadat
stood for? Absolutely," the
Egyptian official stated.
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show features Jewish music, comedy, and news.
'Sponsored by the Jewish federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
December 18
Hadassah-Lee Vassil, Sabbath Dinner and Services
Women's American ORT-West Palm, board, 9:30 a.m.
Jewish Community Center, End of Fall Program
December 19
Palm Beach Country Club, Formal Dinner/Dance
Federation, Leadership Development Program, 8 p.m.
Women's American ORT-West Palm, Theatre at Burt
December 20
Federation, Boynton Beach "Boynton Beach Council
Breakfast," 9 a.m. Morse Geriatric Center, Third An-
nual Gala at The Breakers, 7 p.m. Women's American
ORT-Lake Worth West, Spa for 3 days Parents of North
American Israelis, 1 p.m. B'nai Brrith Women-Masada,
Regency Spa through Dec. 23 Congregation Anshei
Sholom Sisterhood, Chanukah Program, 7:30 p.m. Con-
gregation Aitz Chaim, board, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth
Zion-Men's Club, 12:45 p.m. Temple Beth El, Chanukah
Supper, 6 p.m. Jewish Community Center, Chanukah
Celebration, 12-4 p.m. Golden Lakes Temple Sisterhood,
10 a.m. Yidish Culture Group-Cresthaven, Chanukah
Party, noon.
December 21
Federation, Executive Committee, 4 p.m. B'nai B'rith-
Lucerne Lakes, Board, 9:30 a.m. Temple Emanu-El
Sisterhood, noon Jewish Family and Children's Service,
board, 8 p.m. Hadassah-Tikvah, 1 p.m. American Israeli
Lighthouse, 1 p.m. Jewish Community Center, No School
Holiday Program through Dec. 30 Brandeis University
Women's Committee-Boynton Beach, 12:30 p.m.
December 22
Women's American ORT-Lakes of Poinciana, board, 12:30
p.m. Na'Amat USA-Sharon, board, 10 a.m. Temple
Beth Torah, board, 8 p.m. Yiddish Culture Group-
Century Village, 10 a.m.
December 23
Federation, Board of Directors, 8 p.m. Hadassah-Lee
Vassil, 12:30 p.m. Hadassah- Kadimah, 12:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT-No. Palm Beach County Region,
9:30 a.m. Yiddish Culture Group-Cresthaven, 1 p.m.
For more information contact the Jewish Federation at
Bram Goldsmith (left) of Los Angeles and Gershon Kekst of
New York have been elected chairmen of the American Com-
mittee for the Weizmann Institute of Science. Both are na-
tionally prominent business leaders active in Jewish com-
munal and philanthropic life. At its November meeting in
New York, the Board of the American Committee also elected
Maks Birnbach and Charles Diker as deputy chairmen
Over 40 members of the Leadership
Development program of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County heard
Dr. Rela Monaon, professor at Gratz Col-
lege in Philadelphia, speak about leader-
ship challenges facing the American
Jewish family Nov. 14 at the Palm Beach
home of Federation board member Irving
Mazer and his wife Lee. This program was
one in a series of regularly-scheduled mon-
thly sessions.
Several High-Profile Refuseniks
Receive Permission To Emigrate
Continued from PafC 2
miansky, whose wife, Anna,
received a waiver of financial
obligation from her father only
last month.
Although the Moscow OVIR
emigration office has not yet
officially confirmed the per-
missions, Soviet authorities in
Moscow have already inform-
ed visiting Australian Prime
Minister Bob Hawke that
Abramovich and Ioffe are be-
ing permitted to emigrate.
Hawke, who met with Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev as
well as the refuseniks during
his Moscow visit, informed the
families they would be allowed
to leave before the end of the
year. Hawke made the an-
nouncement publicly when he
arrived in Tokyo later in the
Abramovich and Ioffe were
recently told by OVIR that
their security classifications
would bar them from receiving
exit visas for an indeterminate
number of years. The NCSJ in-
formed the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that the refuseniks
were going to the OVIR office
to formalize their permissions.
Ioffe's son, Dimitry, was
permitted to emigrate to Israel
earlier this year after
Aleksander Ioffe staged a
hunger strike and drew
widespread media attention.
Aleksander Ioffe was a pro-
fessor of mathematics who left
his job in order to avoid visa
refusal because of exposure to
classified documents. He is in-
ternationally prominent in the
field of calculus variations and
control theories. Rosa Ioffe is
a physicist, and a member of
the Women's Liberation
Group in Moscow.
Aleksander Ioffe was an ac-
tive participant in the scien-
tific seminars that Viktor
Brailovsky held in Moscow.
Brailovsky received permis-
sion to emigrate in September
and is now in Israel. His wife,
Irina, and daughter, Dahlia,
were present at the same news
conference where Feliks
Abramovich spoke Wednesday
about the issue of state
secrets. Dahlia will be
celebrating her bat mitzvah
Saturday with her American
"twin," Jill Goldsmith.
Pavel Abramovich, 48, a
radio electronics engineer, was
first refused permission to
emigrate in 1971 on grounds of
"state secrecy." He is the
author of two journals of ar-
ticles on the issue of "state
Abramovich organized a
seminar on "secrecy" last
month that attracted over 100
refuseniks and international
journalists. His son, Feliks,
received permission to
emigrate recently and is now
living in Tel Aviv, with plans
to enter the Haifa Technion in
On Tuesday, Soviet emigres
testified at a hearing of
Senators for Soviet Jewry
about the three-generation
Bialy family, who a week and a
half ago had received their
14th refusal.
The speakers Leon Char-
ny and his niece Anna Charny
Blank, brother and daughter
of ailing refusenik Benjamin
Charny, and Vladimir Brawe,
widower of cancer victim Rim-
ma Brawe purposely chose
the Bialy family to focus on
because of the juxtaposition of
the Bialys' most recent refusal
and the summit meeting bet-
ween Gorbachev and Presi-
dent Reagan.
Commenting on the wave of
permissions, an NCSJ
spokesperson noted that
"While welcome, such in-
dividual gestures, even to the
Australian prime minister, do
not satisfy the need for a
radical improvement in
emigration procedures. This
continuing violation of the
rights of Soviet Jews is one of
the primary reasons why we
demonstrated in Washington,
D.C. on Summit Sunday, Dec.
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Lawrence Cohn, Chief of Cardiac Surgery of the hospital.
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Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Israeli To Head UNESCO
Group of Nations
Stanley Katz
Continued from Page 1
Community Federation of
Cleveland, as board member,
Co-Chairman of the Welfare
Drive, and as a member of
several committees.
Shirlee Blonder is very ac-
tive in the Jewish community
of the Palm Beaches. She is a
member of the board of
Federation's Women's Divi-
sion and its Campaign Cabinet,
having chaired several Cam-
paign events. This year she is
co-chairing the Pacesetters
event. Mrs. Blonder will also
serve as Chairman of Federa-
tion's education program for
women which is part of the
overall Endowment Program.
She admirably served as
Chairman of the Federation's
Soviet Jewry Task Force of
the Community Relations
Council from 1981 to 1984. In
addition to her continuing
membership on this task force,
she is a member of the CRC,
Local Concerns Task Force
and the Methodist-Jewish
Dialogue Committee. Mrs.
Blonder is a board member of
the American Jewish Commit-
tee and the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith.
Stephen and Ruth Abramson
have been residents of the
Palm Beaches for 29 years and
have been actively involved in
building the Jewish communi-
ty here. Among Mr. Abram-
son's many accomplishments,
he was instrumental in
renovating Camp Shalom and
was a member of the Jewish
Community Center Activities
Study. Currently he is a
member of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center. In the
general community, Mr.
Abramson is a past President
of the local and state chapters
of the Florida Home Builders
Association and immediate
past President of the National
Association of State Racing
Commissioners. He is a past
Chairman of the Florida Pari-
mutuel Commission and the
Zoning Board of Appeals as
well as being a member of the
key advisory group to Sen.
Bob Graham.
Ruth Abramson also par-
ticipated in the JCC Activities
Study and is a founder of the
Palm Beach Chapter of
Brandeis National University
Women and Tamara Chapter
of Hadassah. She was also
very active in the Sisterhood
of Temple Israel. Currently,
Mrs. Abramson is a member of
the Board of Directors of Plan-
ned Parenthood and served as
a counselor there for 11 years.
She is a past member of the
15th Judicial Nominating
Stanley and Marilyn Katz,
who are residents of Palm
Beach and New York, are ac-
tive in both local communities
as well as nationally. Mr. Katz
is an Albert Einstein College
of Medicine Overseer and Mrs.
Katz serves on the National
Board of the College's
Women's Division. They both
recently received the Albert
Einstein College of Medicine's
Humanitarian Award for their
years of devoted service. Mr.
Katz serves on the board of the
Hebrew Home for the Aged in
Riverdale, the board of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center, and the Council of
Overseers of UJA-Federation
in New York.
Marilyn Katz serves on the
Board of Directors of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
HE CHOSE ISRAEL. China and Israel have no diplomatic
relations, but Suning Tang (left), 24, made his way to
Rehovot, Israel, for advanced studies at the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science. The first graduate student from the Peo-
ple's Republic to attend an Israeli university completed his
undergraduate work in Nanking. He is now doing research
on optical fibers under the guidance of internationally known
Weizmann physicist Prof. Asher Friesem (right).
Beach County and on its Com-
munity Relations Council's
Soviet Jewry Task Force. She
is a member of the board of the
Coalition to Help Soviet Jewry
in New York and an active sup-
porter of Dorot, an organiza-
tion that helps the Jewish
For more information, con-
tact Lynne Ehrlich, Assistant
Campaign Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
PARIS (JTA) Israel
was chosen Wednesday to
head the United Nations
Economic, Social and Cultural
Organization's 24-member
European Group of Nations at
UNESCO's 24th biennial ses-
sion, which opened here last
Yossef Amihud, Israel's am-
bassador to UNESCO, was
elected by acclamation to
serve as chairman of the group
for one year, starting Jan. 1. It
was the latest and most im-
pressive gain by Israel in the
traditionally anti-Israel world
UNESCO is divided into five
groups of member states. The
European Group consists of
the 12 members of the Euro-
pean Economic Community,
the four Scandinavian coun-
tries, plus Switzerland,
Turkey, Malta, Cyprus and
Israel. The United States and
Canada have observer status.
The other groups are Asia-
Pacific, Latin America,
Eastern Europe, and Africa
and the Arab states.
The group chairmen serve as
liaisons between the director
general, the highest executive
of UNESCO, and the 158
member states comprising the
This is the first time Israel
was elected to head a
UNESCO group. Diplomatic
sources said, however, that
there was no connection bet-
ween the election of Israel and
the recent change at the top of
Federico Mayor Zaragoza of
Spain was elected director
general of UNESCO in Oc-
tober, succeeding Amadou-
Mahtar M'Bow of Senegal,
whose 13-year administration
was marked by anti-Israel and
anti-Western bias.
According to the observers,
the selection of Israel was pro-
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 18, 1987
Morse Geriatric Center Breaks Ground
The trustees and other leaders of the Morse Geriatric Center take their turn at the ceremonial turning
of the soil.
An enthusiastic crowd of 450
gathered for the ground break-
ing ceremonies conducted at
the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center in West Palm Beach on
Sunday, Dec. 6.
Residents, their families,
staff, trustees and friends of
Morse shared in their applause
for speakers representing
Morse and the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
Rabbi Alan Sherman, Direc-
tor of the Center's religious ac-
tivity, drew laughter when he
prefaced his invocation by
commenting on the "yellow
yalmukas" (hard hats) worn by
the audience.
Michael Stein, a founding
trustee of Morse, served as
Chairman of the Day, and kept
the proceedings moving at a
brisk pace. Following opening
greetings from Erwin
Blonder, President of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and Founding
President of Morse, the
Center's current President,
Bennett M. Berman, took the
Mr. Berman noted that the
two basic philosophies of the
Center embrace providing the
highest quality of care for the
residents, and establishing on-
going programs as alter-
natives to institutionalization
of the elderly.
Mr. Berman also invited the
audience to visit the site dur-
ing the two years the expan-
sion construction will be in
"I will be very happy if you
make it a habit of visiting the
Center on a regular basis be it
as a volunteer, as an auxiliary
or associates member, or just
as a friend of the home. We
need you," Mr. Berman
Co-President of the Morse
Resident Council, Sam Goldie,
followed Mr. Berman's
remarks with thanks to those
who are making the expansion
a reality.
"The result of all this work is
. the beginning of a wonder-
ful future tor so many who will
benefit so much from the labor
of a few," he said. The 88-year-
old Goldie, who enjoys singing
at resident parties, concluded
with a promise to be on hand
for the dedication of the ex-
pansion and to sing for the au-
dience attending that event.
Heinz Eppler, Chairman of
the Center's Capital Campaign
committee, noted that the task
of raising $4.5 million remain-
ed in order to reach the $18
million needed to complete the
Morse expansion. He challeng-
ed the audience to build on the
foundation established with
the successful creation of
Morse in 1983.
Executive Director of
Morse, E. Drew
Gackenheimer, took the occa-
sion to discuss the impact of
the expansion on residents,
staff, volunteers and the
leadership of the Center. He
noted the impressive support
currently given to the Center
in terms of dollars and hours,
and compared them with those
needed when the facility more
than doubles in size and
As an example, Mr.
Gackenheimer cited the 28,000
volunteer hours given in
1986-87, with the 75,000 hours
which will be needed annually
in the expanded Center.
The ceremonial turning of
the soil followed the program
with staff, leadership and
residents joining in.
Renee Gackenheimer, daughter of the Center's Ex-
ecutive Director, E. Drew Gackenheimer, was on
hand to enjoy the proceedings.
Twenty Morse staff members who have been with the Center since its opening in July, 1983,
were invited to join in the ceremonies.
Members of the Morse Women's Auxiliary's Board of Directors who served
as hostesses for the ground breaking are pictured above. Left to right rear:
Bea Bloch, Sylvia Berman, Jackie Eder, Anne Weiss, Lenore Black, Doris
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Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
WZO Congress Elects Dinitz Chairman
Simcha Dinitz, a Labor
member of the Knesset and
former ambassador to the
United States, was elected
chairman of the World Zionist
Organization Executive by a
substantial margin at the 31st
World Zionist Congress here
this week.
He defeated his Likud
challenger, Science and In-
dustry Minister Gideon Patt,
by a vote of 310-220. The elec-
tion was by secret ballot.
In his victory speech, Dinitz
urged President Reagan and
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev to put human rights at
the center of their agenda for
the summit in Washington.
He also pledged to reduce
waste and duplication in the
WZO and Jewish Agency
departments he will be ad-
ministering. Dinitz is virtually
certain to be selected for the
parallel post of Jewish Agency
Executive chairman. He
received the unanimous en-
dorsement last week of the
powerful overseas Jewish
philanthropists on the Jewish
Agency Board of Governors.
His promise to improve the
workings of the WZO-Jewish
Agency bureaucracy seemed
to be in direct response to
President Chaim Herzog of
Israel, who called for a radical
"soul searching" on the part of
the WZO in his speech at the
festive opening of the con-
gress. Herzog spoke critically
of "duplication, narrow in-
terests, and inefficiency' in the
The outgoing WZO-Jewish
Agency chairman, Leon (Arye)
Dulzin of Likud's Liberal party
wing, also appeared to tailor
his valedictory address to the
theme sounded by Herzog.
Dinitz's relatively easy vic-
tory over the Likud candidate
was expected. He was sup-
ported by a powerful coalition
the Labor Party put together
with the Confederation of
General Zionists, in which
Hadassah is dominant; the
Conservative Zionist move-
ment, Mercaz; and the Reform
Zionist movement, ARZA.
The Conservative and
Reform Zionists had indicated
they could not support Patt
because, among other things,
he voted in the Knesset in
favor of the Orthodox-inspired
amendment to the Law of
Return, which would in-
validate conversions perform-
ed by non-Orthodox rabbis.
Dulzin also called on Premier
Yitzhak Shamir and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres,
leaders of Likud and the Labor
Party respectively, to agree
between them selves before
next year's Knesset elections
that the Law of Return will not
be changed. "We in Israel
ought not to take an internal
political action whose ramifica-
tions affect the entire Jewish
community," he said.
Peres, who attended the
opening session of the con-
gress, pledged that the Labor
Party would oppose any
change and would support the
removal of that divisive issue
from the national agenda for
the next 10 years.
Mendel Kaplan of South
Africa, the recently elected
chairman of the Jewish Agen-
cy Board of Governors, em-
phasized aliya in his address to
the congress Sunday night. He
urged every Zionist leader to
set a personal example in that
Akiva Lewinsky, the outgo-
ing WZO-Jewish Agency
treasurer, told the congress
Monday that the Jewish Agen-
cy debt has been reduced by
$185 million and stands now at
$200 million. He said without
that achievement, there could
have been no absorption of
Soviet and Ethiopian im-
migrants and no massive aide
to agricultural settlements in
recent years.
Hadassah President Ruth
Popkin was elected to the
prestigious post of chairman of
the congress, defeating Raya
Jaglom, president of WIZO,
the Women's International
Zionist Organization. The
vote, by a show of hands,
represented a victory of the
Labor coalition over the Likud
Jack and Ethel Roey will be
the honorees at a reception
on behalf of State of Israel
Bonds at Congregation An-
shei Sholom on Sunday, Jan.
31,10 a.m., it was announced
by Chairman Harry Lerner.
The Roeys have been involv-
ed in Jewish communal ac-
tivities in various sections of
the country for many years
and will be the recipients of
the prestigious Israel 40th
Anniversary Award. Special
guest for the reception will
be Eddie Schaffer, well-
known Jewish humorist.
Jack Rosenbaum has been
Eromoted to Director of
[ealth, Physical Education
and Camp Services for the
Jewish Community Center of
the Palm Beaches. He has
been with the JCC since 1986
directing physical education
programs for the agency and
summer activities for its
Camp Shalom. Mr. Rosen-
baum holds a MEd
from Virginia Con-
wealth University.


Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 18, 1987
Supreme Court Rules 'No'
On Moment of Silence
U.S. Appeals Court ruling that
struck down a New Jersey law
requiring a minute of silence in
public schools for "private con-
templation and introspection"
remains in effect, because the
Supreme Court decided Tues-
day, Dec. 1 not to deal with the
case on technical grounds.
The 8-0 decision on the case
of Karcher vs. May, written by
Justice Sandra O'Connor, said
that Alan Karcher, former
speaker of the New Jersey
State Assembly, and Carmen
Orechio, former president of
the state Senate, could not ap-
peal the lower court decision,
because they no longer held
the leadership posts in the
Mark Pelavin, Washington
representative of the
American Jewish Congress,
one of several Jewish
organizations that filed briefs
in support of the lower court
ruling, welcomed the court
"We are very pleased by the
result in this case, although
the opinion dealt only with the
technical issues of leaving in-
tact a favorable lower court
ruling," Pelavin said.
Last Case Was In 1985
He noted the only time the
Supreme Court has ruled on
silent prayer was in 1985 when
it declared unconstitutional an
Alabama law providing for a
minute of silence for "medita-
tion and voluntary prayer."
The New Jersey law was
adopted in December 1982
when the legislature overrode
a veto by Gov. Thomas Kean.
Jeffrey May, a school teacher,
along with several parents and
students, filed a suit the
following January challenging
the constitutionality of the
When neither Kean nor his
attorney general would defend
the suit, Karcher and Orechio,
decided to defend it in their
capacities as leaders of the
legislature. But when the
Court of Appeals handed down
its decision, both had lost their
leadership jobs, and their suc-
cessors asked that their
names, which had been
substituted on the appeal to
the Supreme Court, be
Karcher and Orechio then
filed an appeal and argued
they could do so since they
were still members of the
While silent prayer appears
now to be ruled out, the deci-
sion may come up before the
Supreme Court again because
about half of the states have
"minute of silence" laws.
Light Chanukah Candles
10 20 30 40
From the Demographic Study
Lighting Chanukah candles is the third
most practiced of the seven Jewish religious
practices surveyed for the Demographic
Study undertaken recently by the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County. Fifty-
eight percent of the respondents in the Palm
Beach study area (from Boynton Beach to
Jupiter/Tequesta) said they always lit
Chanukah candles and 22 percent indicated
that they never did. Unlike most of the other
Jewish practices (Passover seder, fasting on
Yom Kippur, etc.), this particular one is
followed by a greater percentage of younger
households: 62 percent of those under 35 and
66 percent of those between 35-64 light, ver-
sus only about 54 percent of the elderly. It is
not surprising that this ritual is practiced
more by younger persons, because the
lighting of the chanukiyah (menorah) has
become a child-oriented practice which is used
by some to counter many of the problems of
the Christmas season for Jewish families.
Kibbutz Farm Animal Attracts International Attention
UJA Press Service
Most farm animals don't at-
tract television crews, scien-
tists, and curious visitors from
the four corners of the earth.
But then the four-legged
creatures at Kibbutz Lahav
are not your everyday farm
In fact, this kibbutz in the
middle of the Negev desert is
the only place in the world
where one particular breed of
farm animal can be found.
That is the yaez a com-
bination of the ibex (or yael in
hebrew) and the goat (or ez in
Hebrew) hence, the name.
The yaez is found only here,
because it is a "product of the
For the last four years, the
Animal Research Institute of
Kibbutz Lahav, a facility par-
tially funded by National
United Jewish Appeal, has
been breeding yaezim (the
plural of yaez) on a semi-
commercial basis with the in-
tention of eventually turning
this into a new Israel export
industry. "The yaez is a
neutral-tasting, low-fat,
delicate meat," says Dan
Ratner, director of Kibbutz
Lahav's Animal Research In-
stitute. "It could in some ways
be compared to veal."
"In scientifically-conducted
taste tests, over 70 percent of
tasters preferred the yaez
meat to either goat or lamb
meat," says Ratner.
"The encouraging results of
this test (administered in 1983)
convinced us to proceed with
the breeding on a larger
scale," he says.
Prior to 1983, the research
populations of goats. Now, on-
ly the milk of the goats can be
sold commercially. With our
product, the offspring of the
goats could be sold as meat."
chmaker) with the development of the
Israeli-bred YAEZ, a combination of wild
ibex and domestic goat. Deriving its name
from the Hebrew words "yael" (ibex) and
"ez" (goat), the yaez is an example of
had been conducted only on an
experimental scale.
In their initial states, many
such research and develop-
ment projects receive the
breakthroughs taking place in animal
research, made possible through the sup-
port of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County United Jewish Appeal
&ag2Lwith a **** TiSo^gpSng
one, says Ratner. per year# That tmmm^ *
As a commercially-bred 10/20 tons of meat, most of
financial support of the Jewish meat source, though, the yaez whch is bought by local out-
Agency's Rural Settlement has many advantages over chers and delicatessens which
both the goat and the ibex
Department an agency
funded largely by American
Jews through local
UJA/Federation Campaigns.
"The majority of this fun-
ding goes to support
agricultural research in the
Negev," says Yehuda Dekel,
Director-General of the Rural
Settlement Department.
At Kibbutz Lahav it took 11
years of research, beginning in
1972, to iron out many of The
problems inherent in
crossbreeding different
species of animals. But today,
the Kibbutz has a healthy herd
of 600 "mother" yaezim.
While goat meat is widely
eaten in North Africa, it is not
a popular dish in the West
because of its very distinct
taste and smoll avR
Ratner. "The meat of the yaez
is neutral in taste and lacks the
smell of goat meat, so that it
sell it as a gourmet product.
"We would like to sell herds
of yaezim to other livestock
farmers in Israel, so that even-
tually it becomes a large scale
national industry,'7 says
Ratner. "We could either ex-
port the meat directly, as a
delicacy, or sell the breeding
%&&****inWe8tern **a-*5fEX
semen That would enable
livestock dealers in other coun-
coun tries.
As for the ibex, its meat is
tasty; but it cannot be bred
commercially because it is a
wild animal.
As a domestic animal, the
yaez is suitable for commercial
tries to breed their own yaezim
by artificially inseminating
female goats with the semen of
our yaezim," he says. "This
would be especially beneficial
to countries which have large
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Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Washington PLO Office Closing Upheld
The State Department was ac-
ting within its legal rights
when it ordered the closing of
the Palestine Liberation's in-
formation office here, a U.S.
District Court judge ruled
Wednesday (Dec. 2)
Judge Charles Richey said
the claim by the Palestine In-
formation Office and its direc-
tor, Hasan Abdel Rahman,
that the order violated the
group's constitutional rights
including that of freedom of
speech, was "utterly
Richey's ruling rejects a re-
quest by the American Civil
Liberties Union for an injunc-
tion against the State Depart-
ment order which was issued
Sept. 15.
The office must now close
although the ACLU plans to
make another attempt for an
injunction, this time before the
U.S. Court of Appeals.
The move was immediately
hailed by the American Jewish
Congress, which had filed a
brief in support of the govern-
ment with the district court.
This was the first time
AJCongress had been on the
opposite side of the ACLU in a
The district court order
"confirms that the closing of
the PLO office in Washington
in no way infringes on the pro-
or impediment," Baum said.
He said the State Depart-
ment decision was an "expres-
sion of our country's resolve to
,go beyond preachment and
rhetoric in the fight against
terrorism. The action by the
State Department effectively
declares that all ideas are
welcome in this country, but
the operating centers of ter-
rorist agencies will not be
The court decision also was
applauded by Abraham Fox-
man, national director of the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith.
The State Department order
came in the wake of strong
pressure from Congress to
close both the information of-
fice here and the PLO's
observer mission at the United
Nations in New York. The
department said it could close
the Washington office, which
it considered a foreign mis-
sion, but not the UN office,
because of treaties with the
United Nations.
In announcing the order to
close the office, the State
Department stressed that "the
action is being taken to
demonstrate United States
concern over terrorism com-
mitted and supported by
tions and individuals
ted with the PLO."
The department stressed
that the order does not violate
the First Amendment protec-
ACLU lawyer who
represented the office, claimed
that Rahman was being denied
his right to advocate the
Palestinian cause.
He also argued that the in-
formation office was not an
arm of the PLO, but acted as a
foreign agent for it, as do
many other American groups
for foreign countries.
However, he conceded that the
PLO provided the $350,000 an-
nual expenses for the office,
while Rahman's salary was
paid for by the Arab League.
The State Department
originally ordered the office to
close by Oct. 15, but then
granted an extension to Dec.
1. Richey extended the stay
until Thursday to give him
time to study the various
briefs after he was brought in-
to the case suddenly last Fri-
day when the original judge,
Stanley Sporkin, withdrew.
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consider or advocate any issue,
including the claims of the
Palestinians, without penalty
and other employees of the
Palestine Information Office,
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to continue advocating their
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Attorney Sharon Reich in
district court.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 18, 1987
Israel Concerned By UN
Vote On Terrorism Conference
Israel cast the sole vote in the
United Nations General
Assembly Tuesday (Dec. 1)
against an amended resolution
on international terrorism.
But the resolution as
adopted by the General
Assembly is seen as a partial
diplomatic victory for Israel.
It is also seen as a blow to
the resolution's sponsor,
Syria, which was forced to
Eromise on an initial pro-
that called on the United
ns to convene an interna-
tional conference to define the
differences between terrorism
and legitimate struggle for na-
tional liberation.
By agreeing to submit a
watered-down version of their
proposal, the Syrians appeared
to be giving in to pressure
from the Soviet Union and
Third World countries, who
agreed with Israel and
Western countries that Syria's
original proposal would confer
legitimacy on international
The compromise resolution
condemns terrorism and calls
on member states to seek
means to combat it. Yet it still
includes the possiblity of call-
ing an international
Voting in favor of the
amended proposal were 128
members oi the General
Assembly. The United States
Israel's chief representative
to the United Nations, Am-
bassador Benjamin
Netanyahu, explained Israel's
opposition to the amended pro-
posal by saying that the
General Assembly "killed, but
did not bury" the idea of an in-
ternational conference on
According to a statement
released by the Israel Mis-
sion's press office, Netanyahu
said that Syria was trying to
use the international con-
Former Israeli Ambassador
Moshe Arena will visit Palm
Beach on Dec. 19 for events
sponsored by the Palm Beach
County Region Office of
American Society for Tech-
nion University. Ambassador
Areas will address a morning
seminar at The Breakers,
9:30 a.m. to noon, assisted by
Ben Winters, National Cam-
paign Chairman of American
Society For Technion. That
evening, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Lerits will be hosting a 5
6 m. Black Tie Cocktail
eception at their Palm
Beach home in honor of the
Ambassador. For additional
information, call 832-5401.
ference to "justify terrorism
by putting it under the banner
of national liberation."
"The Syrians were caught
and exposed in London and
West Berlin for participating
in terrorism. Now they want to
say that those acts were not
crimes, but acts of national
liberation under the sponsor-
ship of the UN," said Eyal
Arad, the Israel Mission
Israel contends that "the
cause has no relevance to
criminal means," said Arad.
The pressure put on Syria to
amend its proposal is seen by
the Israel Mission and others
as a further strengthening of
Israel's position within a body
traditionally hostile to its in-
terests. Just last month, the
United Nations agreed to open
its files on more than 40,000
suspected Nazi war criminals,
capping a string of diplomatic
victories for Israel.
Those include a failure this
year by Iraq to introduce its
annual resolution condemning
Israel for the 1981 raid on its
nuclear installation in
Baghdad and the exclusion of
Israel from a resolution con-
demning countries for their
cooperation with the South
African government.
A Concorde flight to England with a five-day return trip
cruise on the recently redecorated Queen Elizabeth II liner is
the prize for a drawing on Dec. 20. The Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center's Women's Auxiliary is making the trip
available for donations of $100. The drawing will be made at
the Auxiliary's Third Annual Gala Affair at The Breakers.
Pictured above, are left to right, Dale Nadel, Chairperson of
the Morse Geriatric Center's drawing, Sylvia Berman, Presi-
dent of the Women's Auxiliary, and Esther Rapoport, Assis-
tant to the drawing chairperson. For information about the
drawing, call the Public Relations office at the Morse
Geriatric Center 471-5111.
Forward Editor Dies
Simon Weber, a veteran Yid-
dish journalist who was editor
of the Forward for 18 years
until his retirement last May,
died at Beth Israel Hospital of
a lung ailment. He was 76 and
had been associated with the
Forward for nearly 50 years.
At the time of his death he
held the title of editor
emeritus of the paper, which
changed from daily to weekly
publication in 1985.
Weber, born in Stasher,
Poland, in 1911, wrote for Yid-
dish newspapers and
periodicals in Warsaw before
coming to the United States in
1928. He left almost im-
mediately for South America
to work for Yiddish
newspapers in Buenos Aires.
Weber returned to the
United States in 1936 and
worked as city editor of the
Freihert, then the Yiddish
language organ of the Com-
munist Party. He quit after a
year because he objected to its
politics and went to work for
the Yiddishe Welt, a daily
published in Philadelphia.
He joined the Forward staff
in 1939, working his way from
reporter to assistant city
editor, city editor and finally
chief editor of what was then
the largest Yiddish daily
newspaper in the world.
Weber was a close friend of
novelist Isaac Bashevis
Singer. When Singer won the
Nobel Prize for literature in
1986, Weber accompanied him
to Stockholm
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lunch will be served.
Coming event: Thursday, Jan. 21 "Gift of Love" Lun-
cheon at the Airport Hilton.
Boynton Beach Chapter will meet Monday, Dec. 21 at
the Royal Palm Club House at 12:30 p.m. Rabbi Samuel
Silver of Temple Sinai will speak on Interfaith Marriage.
Lake Worth Chapter invites you to attend their annual
university speaker and luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 6,
11:30 at the Park Place Suite Hotel, Boca Raton. Donation
$16.50. Guest speaker will be Professor Joyce Antler.
Henrietta Szold Chapter is sponsoring a Champagne
Brunch at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater, on Sunday, J
Dec. 20, for the production of "Mame." $37 per person in-
cludes transportation, gratuities and donor credit.
Shalom W. Palm Beach has scheduled a gala New
Year's trip to the St. Petersburg area Wednesday, Dec.
30-Friday, Jan. 1, which will include a dinner theatre,
cruise on Belle of St. Petersburg, and a New Year's
Thursday, Jan. 7, Jewish Education Day, at Florida
Atlantic IL, Boca Raton; reserved seating.
Tikvah Chapter coming events:
Mondav. Dec. 14 Reeencv Spa. Miami Beach, entertain-
ment, massages, three meals a day, tax and gratuities.
Thursday, Jan. 7 Region Education Day at Florida Atlan-
tic University in Boca Raton, transportation available.
Yovel Chapter coming events:
Sunday, Jan. 3 Neil Simon play "Broadway Bound" at
the Royal Poinciana Theatre, Palm Beach at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 6 "Funny Girl" at the Royal Palm Din-
ner Theater, Boca Raton. Price includes everything: lunch,
matinee, show, transportation, and all gratuities.
Thursday, Jan. 7 Education Day at the Florida Atlantic
University, Boca Raton. The theme: Feminism and
Judaism, is sponsored by the Florida Atlantic Region of
Hadassah, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Transportation
Royal Palm Beach Chapter is pleased to present "Shin-
ing Lights, in Tune, in Step." This production is a costum-
ed review, with a cast of singers who can dance and
dancers who can sing. To be held on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8
p.m., at the Crestwood Middle School on Sparrow Drive, in
Royal Palm Beach. The donation is $8.50.
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Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
atholics, Jews Meet To Foster Mutual Understanding
In what was called an
listoric" meeting, 16 leaders
the Catholic and Jewish
)mmunities of the Palm
[eaches met recently at St. Ig-
_itius Loyola Cathedral in
[aim Beach Gardens to begin
idressing profound social
|roblems affecting both
sligious groups.
A formal statement released
the press after the closed
jr session said, "We are
rateful for the environment
mutual respect created by
^e positive relations and ac-
uities Jews and Catholics
ave shared in this communi-
]r." At the press conference,
lishop Thomas Daily of the
Jiocese of Palm Beach, an-
junced that the clergy and
\y leaders have agreed to
love ahead with programs in
irious areas .. (in) educa-
m, social work, community
Nations, and understanding
etween religions."
I Task forces have been
stablished in these areas to
cplore the possibilities
lading to collaborative con-
jibutions to the community,
ud Father Gerald Grace,
[icar for Interfaith Affairs for
lie Diocese. Being considered
re communitywide educa-
|onal programs and forums,
)ntinued cooperation bet-
ween social service agencies,
id some type of ongoing
lalogue among the clergy,
[dditionally, as part of Israel's
)th anniversary celebration,
delegation of Catholics and
;ws from Palm Beach County
re hoping to attend an inter-
lith conference in Israel in
I Here at home, the Jewish
family and Children's Service
id a Catholic social service
jency have agreed to do joint
gaining and sharing of exper-
jse in several areas including
management and care of
ie elderly, some of which
alreadv is underway, noted
Neil Newstein, JFCS Ex-
ecutive Director.
Although the leaders were
encouraged by the coming
together last September of
Jewish leaders and the Pope
to continue the dialogue es-
tablished by Vatican II, they
realize that differences of opi-
nion on the international scene
may be discussed locally, but
not necessarily solved. "We
are having a separate dialogue
on the grass roots level,"
Father Grace said.
In 1983, prior to the estab-
lishment of the Diocese of
Palm Beach, a Catholic/Jewish
Dialogue was held in the Palm
Beaches to begin discussions
and further mutual understan-
ding between the two com-
munities. These current talks
are now formalizing the rela-
tionship, according to Bishop
Daily. He stressed that there
has been tremendous coopera-
tion already. St. Mary's
Hospital receives help from
the Jewish community, Tem-
Ele Beth Torah and St. Rita
ave been holding joint seders
for the last few years, and
religious school students from
some synagogues and chur-
ches visit each other's place of
Rabbi Alan Sherman, Direc-
tor of the Community Rela-
tions Council for the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, stressed the impor-
tance of the clergy leading this
interfaith effort. "When you
bring the clergy together, it
will have a ripple affect
to the synagogues and the
"This meeting set a role
model for other communities
to follow," stated Rabbi Joel
Levine of Temple Judea who
serves as Chairman of the
Federation's Community Rela-
tions Council.
Addressing a press conference held im-
mediately following a recent meeting of 16
Catholic and Jewish clergy and lay leaders
are (left to right) Rabbi Alan Sherman,
Director, Community Relations Council,
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County;
Bishop Thomas Daily, Diocese of Palm
Beach; Father Gerald Grace, Vicar for In-
terfaith Affairs, Diocese of Palm Beach;
and Rabbi Joel Levine, Chairman, Com-
munity Relations Council, Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
Some of the Jewish community leaders who
participated in the dialogue are (left to
right) Rabbi Steven Westman, spiritual
leader of Temple Beth Torah; Dr. Robert
Green, a Vice Chairman, Palm Beach Coun-
ty Regional Board, Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith; Louise Shure,
Regional Director, Palm Beach County
ADL; and Neil Newstein, Executive Direc-
tor, Jewish Family and Children's Service.
Continued from Page 7
bly due to greater western
'lidarity with Israel and the
[ersonality of Ambassador
[Nevertheless, Israel has
Jeen making steady gains
rnce the turnover. On Nov.
D, it was elected to the key
5-member Committee for
leadquarters Affairs, which
fVerrees UNESCO's
udgetary and administrative
ctiyities. At the same time,
nihud was elected to the
Jtnmittee for sports and
hysical education.
I Israel also managed to have
Wd down two Arab-
sonsored resolutions on
prusalem and the state of
nucation in the administered
pitories. Both had been
popted by various subcommit-
es, but were deferred at the
quest of the Western Euro-
pan delegations.
[Israel was also voted last
r>nth to head another United
lations agency. The Geneva-
psed Intergovernmental
lotnmittee for Migration
[ected Pinchas Eliav, Israel's
^ibassador to the UN in
eneva, as its president for
P* year. It was the first time
[ Israeli was appointed to
fesi(k .ver an international, ...
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 18, 1987
Washington Rally Draws 250,000
Continued from Page 1 leave has increased over this unbelievably long."
openness includes "the open year over the very low level of Morris Abram, chairman of
door. We rejoice that the 1986. We note that the need is both the National Conference
number of those permitted to great and the list is on Soviet Jewry and the Con-
Showing Igor Tufeld (second from left),
son of adopted communmity refuseniks
Vladimir and Izolda Tufeld, a poster size
photo of his parents at their "Jewish" wed-
ding, are Sandra Goldberg (left), Co-
Chairman of the Soviet Jewry Task Force;
Terry Rapaport, Chairman of the task
force, and Rabbi Joel Levine, Chairman of
the Community Relations Council.
Community Plea for Soviet Jewry
Summit Establishes Human Rights Process
Although the executive
director of the National Con-
ference of Soviet Jewry is
disappointed that no concrete
terms for emigration of Soviet
Jews resulted from the
Reagan-Gorbachev summit, he
is pleased that at last a process
for discussing human rights
issues has been established.
"We have a lot to do before the
next summit. We hope for an
agreement by Spring," stated
Jerry Goodman during a press
conference prior to his keynote
address before 300 at the Com-
munity Plea for Soviet Jewry
held Dec. 10 at Temple Israel.
Declaring the rally in
Washington, D.C. of close to
250,000 people from all over
the country on behalf of Soviet
Jewry to be the largest, most
impressive public display the
Jewish community has staged
in this country, he noted that it
definitely made an impact on
the Soviet government. Mr.
Goodman pointed out that a
Soviet Foreign Ministry
spokesman was quoted as say-
ing that they knew the rally
was to protest the present
policy on emigration and that
they got the message.
Addressing the rally at Tem-
ple Israel, Mr. Goodman said
that the Washington
demonstration also sent a
message to the U.S. govern-
ment to continue their ex-
cellent record of pressing
human rights issues with the
Soviets. This also gave addi-
tional hope to the Soviet
refuseniks who have been
waiting in limbo to emigrate,
he noted. "Let's not see 5-20
refuseniks released at a time,
but thousands ... we want to
believe that glasnost applies to
Jews, but so far it has not."
The Community Plea for
Soviet Jewry was sponsored
by the Jewish Federation of
Continued on Page 18
Jerry Goodman, Executive
Director of the National Con-
ference of Soviet Jewry, was
the keynote speaker at the
Community Plea for Soviet
After the rally, community members view-
ed a special exhibit, "Portraits of Infamy"
developed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
The exhibit included photos of Soviet
refuseniks, primary victims of the anti-
Semitic political cartoons.
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions, also stressed that
glasnost has not applied to
"We want to believe that the
release of highly visible
refuseniks is not a publicity
stunt, but we observe that in
1979 (Soviet leader Leonid)
Brezhnev released six times as
many Jews as Gorbachev in
1987," Abram said.
Many speakers noted that
the Washington Mobilization
was taking place 10 days
before Chanukah. Israeli Am-
bassador Moshe Arad called
the Soviet Jews fighting for
emigration "modern day
Recently released
refuseniks, such as Natan
Sharansky, Vladimir Slepak,
Yuli Edelshtein, Ida Nudel,
Mikhail Kholmiansky and
Felix Abramovich, lit candles
on a giant menorah.
Sharansky stressed that the
issue is not whether Reagan is
strong enough to force Gor-
bachev to change policies or
whether Gorbachev will be
willing to allow emigration.
"It is we, it is our struggle
which makes governments in
the free world strong," he
said. "It is our struggle which
can make the Soviet govern-
ment willing to open the gates
of the Soviet Union."
Sharansky stressed the need
to continue the effort, noting
that if Soviet Jews are not
free, then all Jews are not
The demonstrators included
a virtual who's who of organiz-
ed Jewry. But the backbone of
the demonstration was or-
dinary Jews, many carrying
banners urging freedom for
Soviet Jewry, as well as signs
designating their local
One prominent Jewish of-
ficial noted that this was the
first time that every Jewish
organization had cooperated in
a single effort.
Pamela Cohen, president of
the Union of Councils for
Soviet Jews, declared that
"the Jewish people is a diverse
people .. Let all those who
would oppress us know that
there are issues on which we
stand as one."
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel,
honorary chairman of the
Summit Task Force, which
organized the demonstration,
said it took 20 years to bring
about such a large gathering.
"It is now clear that had
there been such a large
demonstration of Jews and
human solidarity of concern in
1942, 1943 and 1944, millions
of Jews would have been sav-
ed," said Wiesel, a Holocaust
survivor. "But too many were
silent then. We are not silent
The distinguished novelist
added that "some Jews are
more famous than others, but
all are equally worthy of
While Abram and others
praised the "persistence" of
the United States in pressing
the Soviet Jewry issue, Yosef
Mendelevich, a former
prisoner of Zion, criticized the
Reagan administration for ar-
ranging a meeting for Gor-
bachev with 60 American
business leaders.
"We Soviet Jews are outrag-
ed," Mendelevich declared.
"The Soviets will get trade,
loans, goods for nothing."
He urged "not trade, no aid.
Until 60,000 each year will
emigrate, each dollar sent to
Russia is stamped with tears of
Soviet Jewry.
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Our People In Washington |
Residents of The Palm Beaches March For Soviet Jewry

fOm.V |
Members of the delegation from the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County proudly display their banner during the
- co:
Sandra Goldberg, Co-Chairman of the Soviet Jewry
I ask Force of the Community Relstions Council of
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County,
discusses the plight of Vladimir and Isolda Tufeld,
this community's adopted refuseniks, with Florida
Senator Lawton Chiles during the mobilization.
Igor Tufeld (center) came to Washington to plead the case of
his parents, Vladimir and Isolda Tufeld (in photograph). With
him are Phillip Wagner, coordinator for the National Tufeld
Committee, and Sandra Goldberg. Co-Chairman of the
Federation's Soviet Jewry Task Force.
Elie Wiesel embraces former
refusenik Ida Nudel
- '>

Former refusenik Natan Sharansky, who spoke at the
mobilization, talks with his mother after the march.
(Tom Kelly, former editor of the Palm Beach Post; Richard
Tandby, Palm Beach County Public Defender; Bill Rachles,
d Hank Grossman.
This community's mobilization effort was spon-
sored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County and chaired by Cary Friedlander and Jack
Karako. Those who attended the Washington
mobilization on behalf of Soviet Jewry from this
community are:
Eve Baum
Stan Bang
Barry, Marjorie, and Jeremy Berg
Nettie and Fred Berk
Rabbi Alan Cohen
Reena Cohen
Myron Dunay
Ronni Epstein
Jordan Tartakow
Rabbi Leon Fink
Robert Gladnick
Sandra Goldberg
Dr. Marshall Goldberg
Hank Grossman
Debbie Hammer
Edward Helfont
Elizabeth Herman
Helen Hoffman
Richard Jorandby
Barbra Kaplan
Tom Kelly
Douglas, Stephanie, and Danny Kleiner
Anita Potkin
Jeanne and Bill Rachles
Rabbi Richard and Mrs. Rocklin
Sam Roskin
Louise Shure
Ralph Siegel
Barbara Sommere
Faye Stoller
Rabbi Steven Westman
Harold Zalesch

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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act, pro-
vides a variety of services to persons 60 years or older,
along with interesting and entertaining, educational
and recreational programs. All senior activities are con-
ducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, 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.
Monday through Friday,
older adults gather at the JCC
to enjoy kosher lunches and a
variety of activities. In-
teresting lectures, films,
celebrations, games, card play-
ing and nutritional education
are some of the programs of-
fered at the Center. Transpor-
tation is available. Reserva-
tions are required. Call Lillian
at 689-7700. No fee is required
but contributions are
Monday, Dec. 21 Helen
Gold, Nutritionist at 11:30
Tuesday, Dec. 22 Estelle
Bauman, Narrator of original
short stories and sketches
about senior life in Century
Wednesday, Dec. 23 JCC
Goes to the Movies
Thursday, Dec. 24 The
Merry Minstrels A chorus of
singers conducted by Ida Alter
Friday, Dec. 25 CLOSED
Homebound persons 60
years or older who require a
kosher meal delivered to their
home are eligible. Each meal
consists of one-third of the re-
quired daily nutrition for
adults. Call Carol for informa-
tion at 689-7700.
Transportation is available
in our designated area for per-
sons 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transportation, who must go
to treatment centers, doctors'
offices, hospitals and nursing
homes to visit spouses, social
service agencies and nutrition
centers. There is no fee for this
service, but participants are
encouraged to make a con-
tribution each time. Reserva-
tions must be made at least 48
hours in advance. For more in-
formation and/or reservations,
please call 689-7700 and ask
for Helen or Libby in the
Transportation Department,
between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
JCC Thespians Fridays,
10 a.m. to 12 noon Ongoing.
Book Week at the JCC -
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1:30 p.m.
Featured Book "All In A
Lifetime," by Dr. Ruth
The Jewish Community
Center offers classes provided
by Palm Beach Junior College
and Palm Beach County
School Board Adult Educa-
tion. This year, both agencies
are requiring fees for these
classes along with registra-
tion. The schedule is as
Palm Beach School Board
Adult Education Classes
Winter Sessions begin in
January. Call 689-7700 for
new classes.
Writers Workshop Fri-
day, Jan. 22 through Friday,
March 11, at 9:30 a.m. $4 for
eight sessions. Ruth Graham
will instruct on the "Write
Stuff." How to write creative
non-fiction. The New
American Fiction and inven-
ting the truth.
Palm Beach Junior College
Calligraphy Tuesday,
Jan. 12 through Tuesday, Feb.
2 10 a.m. to 12 noon. $3 for
four sessions.
Anybody can learn this
beautiful art addressing invita-
tions, place-cards, etc. Ap-
propriate for left and right-
handed students. Instructor is
Harold Bernstein.
Senior Stretches and Exer-
cises Tuesday, Jan. 5
through Tuesday, Jan. 26, at
10 a.m. Start the day right,
feel good, look good, exercise
with music the ran way. Low
impace, geared to seniors. In-
structor is Rose Dunsky.
Increasing Your Memory
Power Tuesday, Jan. 5
through Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 10
a.m. to noon. Instructor is
Ruth Janko. Six Week Session
Fee: $3. This course is
designed to alleviate anxieties
regarding memory loss. Learn
what memory is, how it func-
tions and how to improve it.
Paid Pre-registration by Dec.
22 to JCC. Call Millicent or Jo-
Ann for further information at
Timely Topics Mondays
Lunch at 1:15 p.m. followed
by Timely Topics program at 2
p.m. Join a stimulating group
in an exciting variety of topics
including current events.
Those interested in lunch,
which will be served at 1:15
p.m., please call for reserva-
tions at 689-7700. Senior Dept.
For Transportation call Senior
Health and Reflexology
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
(Through December) Instruc-
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"How to Retain and Regain
your Health and Your Youth."
A simple formula on how to
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Feeling Young. Enjoy a hot
kosher meal afterward.
Fun With Yiddish Mon-
day, Jan. 4 and Monday, Jan.
18, at 10 a.m. with David
Sandier. (Please note: Class
day is Monday instead of
Thursday, and held every
other week.)
Thursday Filmfest
Thursday, Jan. 7, at 1:30 p.m.
- Featured film: "On Golden
Pond" with Katherine Hep-
burn and Henry Fonda.
Bridge Instruction Ongo-
ing Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
New Bridge Classes, basic bid-
ding and play by series only.
New class starts every five
weeks. Next Wednesday,
Dec. 23. Five lessons for
members, $12; for non-
members, $15.
Basket Weaving Mon-
days at 1 p.m. Learn to make
beautiful handwoven baskets.
Fee: $1 per session and
Speakers Club Thursdays
at 10 a.m. For persons who
wish to practice the art of
public speaking.
JCC Canastarama and
Lunch Do you play Canasta?
Join the many who are enjoy-
ing an afternoon of fun and
friendship every Thursday.
Lunch is served, followed by
Canastarama at 1 p.m. Reser-
vations are required and per-
sons attending should arrive
by 11:30 a.m. Make your tables
and come to the JCC
Canastarama. No fee for
lunch. Contributions are re-
quested. Please call Millicent
for your reservations at
If you need any of the three
following services, please call
Jo-Ann at 689-7700 for an
Health Insurance
Assistance, Legal Aid, Home
Financial Management
Sunday, Feb. 14 Las
Vegas Style show, "To
Hollywood with Love" at the
Newport pub, including dinner
and transportation. Pre-paid
registration required, by Jan.
10. Member, $34; non-
member, $37. Attention
Continued from Page 5
honesty is to be focused on the
plague of Stalinism, the world
will be reminded of that
sadist's prime anti-Semitic
nightmare and obsession his
conviction that an interna-
tional Jewish bourgeois con-
spiracy endangered the Soviet
In that network, Stalin's
fears and hatred led him to
speak of the Joint Distribution
Committee and fellow Jewish
schemers in Russia plotting
secession for Russian Jewry,
establishment of a Jewish
state in the Crimea and the
eventual undermining of
Soviet security by this gang of
traitors and their accomplices.
There's plenty of work
ahead for the Gorbachev study
group. The free world will be
Right, Left, Center
Continued from Page 5
scale down the Soviet Jewry
There is also a consistent
voice on the "right" fueled
by many of the ex-refuseniks
warning against accom-
modation with Moscow and
calling for a less compromising
The "center" the organiz-
ed Jewish communal
frameworks responsible for
formulating and executing
policy on Soviet Jewry has
recognized the need to explain
where and how the changes in
Moscow have failed to address
Jewish concerns. It has
pointed to low emigration
figures and the new regula-
tions as violations of the
Helsinki accords that under-
mine the trust without which
an arms control pact is
The center has argued
against the "left" that without
linkage, Jews forfeit the only
leverage than can be applied to
Moscow; and against the
"right," that superpower ac-
commodation does not
threaten but offers opportuni-
ty to further the cause of
Soviet Jews. But it has shied
away from publicly setting the
terms for a deal.
On the unfolding American
debate, opponents and ad-
vocates of accommodation
with Moscow have focused
their arguments on an assess-
ment of whether changes in
Soviet policy are already
substantial enough to warrant
JCC News
Monday evenings 8:15-10:30 p.m. (beginning Jan. 4) Fair
t Lanes Bowling Center, 3451 Congress Ave. (South of 10th
t Ave.), Lake Worth.
On Monday, Jan. 4, members of JCC can "bowl free and
see" if they want to join the league. Non-members pay
$2.50. Registration by Dec. 25.
I League Fees: $98 for 14 weeks for JCC members, $112
I for 14 weeks for non-members.
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30 p.m. (beginning Jan. 5)
Roosevelt Junior High School, 1601 North Tamarind Ave.,
West Palm Beach.
Registration by Dec. 25. (Draft day is Wednesday, Dec.
League Fees: $68 for JCC members, $85 for non-
, members. Limited enrollment to first 49 players.
Sunday morning 9:30-10:30 a.m. (beginning Jan. 10)
Camp Shalom, 7875 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach (1
mile west of turnpike)
Fees: $35 for JCC members, $45 for non-members.
Limited enrollment to first 28 players.
Call Jack Rosenbaum at 689-7700.
corresponding conciliatory
steps by Washington on trade
and arms.
Writing in a recent issue of
The New Republic, essayist
Charles Krauthammer attemp-
ted to go beyond the limits of
that debate by delineating the
point at which American con-
servatives should agree to
"call off the Cold War."
Krauthammer assigns a ma-
jor role in the global conflict to
the power of ideas and
ideologies, concluding that
before conservatives must
challenge their own assump-
tions and end the Cold War,
the Soviet Union must
undergo a (highly unlikely)
process of "de-Leninization."
But the history of the Soviet
Jewry movement suggests
that an over-emphasis on the
role of ideas can blind one to
an opportunity for pragmatic
The Soviet Jewry movement
has yet to articulate what
changes in Soviet behavior
would warrant toning down
the pressure it generates
against Moscow. It has been
said that the question can be
reduced from the ideological
level to a mere statistic the
annual number of emigrants
required to suspend the
Jackson-Vanik amendment.
If the "center" is correct,
progress for Soviet Jewry does
not depend on a major revision
of the Soviet system, but on
concrete and quantifiable
steps the existing Soviet and
American regimes can take.

Robert E. Segal is a former
newspaper editor and director
of the Jewish community coun-
cils of Cincinnati and Boston.
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Project Renewal
Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Continued from Page 3
provement has sparked a uni-
que situation a housing shor-
tage for outsiders who now
find Gil Amal and Giora a
desirable place to live. Young
couples from other areas of
Israel are moving into the
neighborhood when apart-
ments become available. "But
not many do, because people
are not leaving now," Mrs.
Homans remarked.
She also related that the
Jeanne and Irwin Levy Day
Care Center has been so suc-
cessful that it now has a
waiting list, comprised of
many children from other
areas. First priority, however,
is given to neighborhood
The Day Care Center also
provides a place for students
Elizabeth Homans
who are learning to work in
these lands of facilities. Other
programs help parents unders-
tand and deal with their
Before Project Renewal
none of the children went on to
higher education, Mrs.
Homans said. "Now there
have been 47 recipients of
scholarships for the univer-
sities, as well as vocational and
adult education," said Mrs.
The lack of tutorial help and
assistance with school studies
at home was at the root of the
low educational standards
prior to Project Renewal. Now
with this assistance, according
to Mrs. Homans, the
youngsters are learning skills
at after school centers with
counselors who are willing to
listen to them. This growing
self confidence gives them the
tools to extricate themselves
from the poverty level to
finish high school, go into the
army, and look to the next
It is remarkable that in less
than 10 years, life has changed
so radically, Mrs. Homans
said. The residents didn't have
Extradition Not Sought
Minister Yitzhak Shamir said
recently that Israel was not
contemplating asking Japan
for the extradition of Osamu
Maruoka, reportedly the No. 2
man in the Japanese Red Ar-
my who helped plot the
massacre at Lod Airport in
Japanese police arrested the
37-year-old Maruoka Nov. 21
as he entered Japan from
Hong Kong. Twenty-seven
people were killed in the blood-
bath at the Israeli airport, now
named Ben-Gurion Interna-
tional Airport.
Japanese authorities, who
waited several days before an-
nouncing Maruoka's apprehen-
sion, did not explain how they
had tracked and captured the
terrorist leader. They said,
however, that when caught he
had about $37,000 on him and
a passport in the name of so-
meone living in Okinawa. They
believe Maruoka may have
been planning an attack on the
Seoul Olympics to be held next
The Israel airport attack was
perpetrated by three ter-
rorists, one of whom died in
the shootout with Israeli
police. The third, Kozo
Okamoto, who was released by
Vaadia Elected
Director-General At Hebrew U.
Prof. Yoash Vaadia professor of botany at the Hebrew
university of Jerusalem, has been elected vice president
and director-general of the Hebrew in the position for the
past year.
Israel in a 1985 prisoner ex-
change involving 1,150 ter-
rorists incarcerated in Israel,
went to Libya. Okamoto had
been sentenced to multiple life
terms for his part in the
The Japanese Red Army sur-
faced in the 1960s, supporting
Palestinian groups. Since the
Lod massacre, it has mounted
several attacks, including the
hijacking of a Japan Air Lines
flight from Amsterdam to
Tokyo in 1973, a 1975 attack
on the Japanese Embassy in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and
another hijacking of a Japan
Air Lines plane from Bombay
to Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1977.
The current Red Army
leader is believed to be a
woman, Fusako Shigenobu,
42, thought to be living in
Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.
Japanese police said about 40
members of the terrorist
organization remain active,
many in the Middle East.
the knowledge and skills to de-
mand things from the
municipality. "Now they are
making up for lost time."
Their confidence in their own
abilities will assure the con-
tinued success of Project
Renewal for the residents of
Giora and Gil Amal.
Leah Siskin is Chairman of
the Federation's Project
Renewal Committee. For more
information, contact Ronni
Epstein, Director of Com-
munications and Human
Resource Development, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Cold Peace
And Commitment
Continued from Page 5-
He noted that when
Mubarak spoke to Parliament
last month to open his second
term, "he listed three points"
which will guide him peace,
democracy and economic
development. "And peace
came first. He utterly refused
to compromise on the question
of peace."
Apparently alluding to alleg-
ed attempts by other Arab
states to bribe Egypt into
breaking its treaty with Israel,
the source said "there were
ro^y (suggested) deals in the
last six years" to induce Egypt
"to compromise on this, Dut
we didn t. I don't know how
Israelis can't see this."
He asserted that the recent
Arab League summit per-
mitting states which broke
relations with Cairo because of
the treaty with Israel to
restore them "validated
Egypt's position on the aues-
tion of peace ... The Arab at-
titude toward Israel has great-
ly changed since Sadat went to
This change occurred "not
because of the Iran-Iraq war
(and the Arab states need for
Egypt as a counter to Persian
Iran) but because the biggest
Arab country made peace with
Israel .. and proved it could
be viable." The treaty and
Israel's total withdrawal from
the Sinai peninsula "proved
that once Israel made a com-
mitment, it carries out its
The official cited resolutions
of the 1982 Fez summit, which
called for peace between all
Middle Eastern states
without mentioning Israel by
name and the 1985 agree-
ment between Jordan's King
Hussein and PLO Chairman
Yasir Arafat to pursue joint
diplomacy as by-products of
Sadat's initiative. "Arafat...
made many concessions then
(and) put his career on the
line," but "did not find a suffi-
cient response on the Israeli
side." (Hussein froze the pact
with Arafat when the latter
refused to endorse unam-
biguously UN Security Council
Resolutions 242 and 338.)
The official said he was not
familiar with statements at-
tributed to Defense Minister
Abdel Halim Abu Ghazzallah
that Egypt still considers
Israel its first potential
military threat and that inter-
Arab defense commitments
take priority over Camp
David. "What about action?
No action has been taken by
Egypt that is in any sense pre-
judicial to Israel.. ."
Asked about a possible in-
vitation for Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir to visit Egypt,
the official said, "I know-for a
fact Shamir will be welcomed,
if he has something to talk
about as significant as Peres
did." Peres and Mubarak
agreed on the need for an in-
ternational conference on the
Middle East, which Shamir
Eric Rozenman is the editor
of Near East Report, from
which this article is reprinted.

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Depression In Older Adults Addressed
"Depression in Older
Adults,' will be the topic of a
presentation by a local
psychiatrist to participants in
the Volunteer Training Pro-
gram, sponsored by Jewish
Family and Children s Service
and Temple Judea. On Dec. 21
Dr. Norman Silversmith will
discuss the clinical aspects of
depression and avenues for
Dr. Silversmith has been a
practicing psychiatrist in Palm
Beach County since 1976. He
is the former Director of Inpa-
tient Service at the 4 >th Street
Mental Health Cente and the
former Clinical Director of the
Psychogerontology Program
of the Lake Hospital of the
Palm Beaches. Dr. Silversmith
is also a former member of the
Board of Directors of the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service of Palm Beach and a
former member of the Board
of Trustees of the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center. The
Volunteer Training Program
that Dr. Silversmith will ad-
dress meets weekly at Temple
Judea, 100 Chillingsworth
Drive, West Palm Beach, from
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Current par-
ticipants are being trained in
volunteer service skills for
older adults. Presenters each
week have been leading pro-
fessionals and agency direc-
tors who work in the field of
gerontology. Current par-
ticipants are volunteers for
synagogues, churches, service
organizations as well as col-
lege students and
The training program will
continue until March. If you
would like information about
the training program or
volunteer service oppor-
tunities at Jewish Family and
Children's Service, please con-
tact Ned Goldberg at
Keeping Them Off The Streets
UJA Press Service
Shlomo was eight years old
and had escaped from Syria by
walking across the mountains
to Turkey. Everyone first at
the Netanya absorptions
center, and then in Jerusalem
where he settled with his
parents, wanted to hear his
stories. But, once the stories
were told, Shlomo no longer
drew an audience. No one had
time to listen. He fell behind in
school and his anger against
home and school mounted. By
the time he was 14 he was
rarely anywhere but on the
street, on the verge of becom-
ing a gang member.
It is here that Shlomo's story
takes a different turn from
that of an estimated 15,000 to
20,000 Israeli teenagers cur-
rently heading down the road
to delinquency. He was
befriended by a youth worker,
who brought him to the
Preparatory Center for Youth
Studies usually called the
Interim Station in
downtown Jerusalem.
"The Station's aim is to help
Shlomo and youngsters like
him to cope, both educationally
and socially," says Lisa Kauf-
man, coordinator of Youth and
Technology Projects for the
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee. "The
Station makes kids believe in
themselves and fit into
"Shlomo was 16 when he
came to us," says Rami
S ilimani, the Station's direc-
tor. "He was big, tough and
angry. We told him he was
welcome at the Station one
day a week and could choose
what he wanted to do here,"
Sulimani remembers that
Shlomo remained tense and
jumpy all through the first
year. "He shied away from
arithmetic and language
classes but agreed to try the
computer. That gave him con-
fidence. Then he eagerly tried
technical drawing."
One of the JDC's main em-
phases for the Station is
modern technology. "It was
assumed that all this kind of
population was fit for was
basic workman skills," says
Kaufman. "But the future for
which we're preparing these
kids is technological, and we
want to introduce this into the
The installation of five com-
puter terminals has proven a
successful beginning. "We
thought the kids would van-
dalize the computers in days,"
says Sandra Gruber, one of the
Station's Dart-time teachers.
Community Plea for Soviet Jewry
Continued from Page 14
greetings on behalf of the
Federation Board of
Igor Tufeld, the son of Izolda
and Vladimir Tufeld who have
been adopted as community
refuseniks by the Soviet Jewry
Task Force of the Community
Relations Council of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, was to speak,
at the Community Plea but did
not arrive until after the for-
mal part of the program was
over due to a delayed flight.
However, he was able to tell a
small crowd who was still
there viewing a special exhibit
about the plight of his parents.
Mr. Tufeld, who now lives in
Israel with his wife and two
children, has not seen his
parents in ten years. They
both have medical complica-
tions from previous inadequate
treatment and can only get
help outside the Soviet Union.
His parents are denied permis-
sion to emigrate due to"state
secrecy" even though his
father left his job 14 years ago.
"What kind of state secrets
could he have?" he implored.
"The Soviet Union is a super-
power. Russia is frightened of
my father?"
As Chairman of the Tufeld
Committee for several states,
Sandra Goldberg, Co-
Chairman of the task force,
was instrumental in bringing
Igor Tufeld to this community.
He flew here directly from
Washington where he had par-
ticipated in the rally and had
met several elected and
governmental officials on his
parent's behalf.
Mrs. Goldberg urged those
present to send pre-printed
postcards to their elected of-
ficials on behalf of the Tufelds
and Alexei and Natalia
Magarik who also were
adopted as community
refuseniks by the task force.
Following the local rally,
community members viewed a
special exhibit in Schwarzberg
Hall developed by the Simon
Wiesenthal Center. The travel-
ing exhibit showed how Soviet
political cartoonists have
adopted many of the Nazis'
anti-Semitic images for pre-
sent day use.
Palm Beach County.
Distinguished guests in the au-
dience were introduced by
Terry Rapaport, Chairman of
the Soviet Jewry Task Force.
These included presidents of
the organizations who were
the co-convenors of the rally:
Hadassah, National Council of
Jewish Women, and Women's
American ORT.
Rabbi Joel Levine, Chairman
of the CRC, warned those pre-
sent not to be fooled by
glasnost and Gorbachev's ap-
parent public relations coup
but to "continue the fight.'
Erwin H. Blonder, President
of Federation, brought
"But nothing has been damag-
ed not even the fragile flop-
py disks."
The Interim Station has
been helping an annual 140
teenage dropouts since 1978.
Two years ago it joined with
the JDC, funded largely by
American Jews through the
UJA/Federation Campaign,
who was seeking to create a
model outreach system for
Israel's marginal youngsters.
Many of the ideas developed
by JDC's research teams were
shared by the Interim Staff
and so the partnership began.
"We were working with very
troubled, difficult kids, and we
lacked backup financial and
academic. Now that the JDC is
with us we not only have their
close support, but they've also
brought in prestigious institu-
tions," says Kaufman.
Coordination with a range of
institutions is a cornerstone of
the JDC approach in building a
national youth rehabilitation
model. With continued support
from the 1988 Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County-
United Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign, the JDC hopes to reach
out to larger numbers of
troubled youngsters in Israel
each year.
Religious Directory
N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.; Thurs-
day 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.
For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
Methodist Church, 6513 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.
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.
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
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
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

Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Sisterhood is having a
general membership meeting
on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m.
Following collation and a brief
business meeting, the program
will feature a book review of
the life of Beverly Sills ...
"Beverly," to be given by
Esther Samuels.
Sisterhood members and
friends are invited to attend
the meeting.
Shabbat service on Friday,
Dec. 18, will be conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro. His
sermon will be: "Eight Nights
to Celebrate." Jessica Ravit-
zky will chant the kiddush in
honor of her upcoming Bat
Mitzvah on Saturday morning.
Cantor Pittle will lead the con-
gregation in songs.
The public is invited to at-
tend the annual Chanukah
candlelighting service, Friday,
Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. This will be
the first Chanukah service to
be held in the Temple's new
All participants are asked to
bring their own Chanukah
menorahs and five candles.
Every year, hundreds of wor-
shippers kindle menorahs of all
shapes and styles as Rabbi Joel
Levine and Cantor Anne
Newman lead the congrega-
tion in special prayers for the
Jews of the Soviet Union who
cannot celebrate Chanukah in
As part of the service Cantor
Newman will lead the children
of the religious school in a
Chanukah songfest. Following
services, the congregation is
invited to a Chanukah oneg
shabbat in the Temple lobby.
The Chanukah
candlelighting service is
created for even the youngest
children and it will conclude
within one hour. Since seating
is limited, worshippers are
asked to arrive at the temple
well before the 8 p.m. starting
Candle lighting Time
Dec. 18 5:13 p.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Temple Beth Zion Introduces
Hebrew Literacy Campaign
Temple Beth Zion, the Con-
servative Synagogue of the
Western Communities, will
present a unique method of
teaching Hebrew, beginning
Jan. 4, through March 25,
under the leadership of Rabbi
Seymour Friedman. Classes
are open to the entire adult
community, and offer an ex-
citing, challenging and suc-
cessful means of learning to
read Hebrew, according to
Rabbi Friedman. The program
is geared to teaching students
to participate in a typical Fri-
day night Sabbath Service.
The Hebrew Literacy Cam-
paign is an organized effort to
teach Hebrew reading to a
maximum number of Jewish
adults in a community over a
short period of time. Establish-
ed in 1963, this technique has
already won international
raise and has been acclaimed
y many eminent educators as
a "pedagogic breakthrough"
in the field of adult education.
Each student will take a
single two-hour course per
week, for 12 weeks. Classes
will be offered mornings,
afternoons and evenings on
Mondays, Tuesdays and
Thursdays; and mornings and
afternoons on Wednesdays.
An Appeal For Anne Pollard,
WASHINGTON (JTA) Three members of Congress
have written to the director of the Federal Bureau of
Prisons urging that an outside medical specialist be allowed
to treat Anne Henderson Pollard, who is serving a five-
year prison sentence as an accessory in the possession of
classified information.
In their letter to the director, J. Michael Quinlan, the
legislators note that Pollard "suffers from biliary
dyskinesia, an extremely rare, painful and difficult-to-treat
gastro-intestinal disease" which leaves her "almost con-
stantly bent over with severe abdominal and chest pains."
The signatories are Reps. Charles Schumer (D-NY),
Bruce Morrison (D-Conn.) and William Hughes (D-NJ).
Elected Pre-Need Counselors' Director
Irvin Schwartz has been
selected as the Florida Direc-
tor of Pre-need counselors by
Blasberg Parkside Funeral
Chapels, Inc., a group of eight
Funeral Chapels located in
New York and Florida.
Schwartz assists customers
in the selection of pre-
arranged funerals through The
Assured Plan, a program
supervised by the State of
A World War II veteran
Schwartz attended the Univer-
sity of Ohio, and then joined
ITT in management. He mov-
ed to South Florida in 1969
and has been associated with
other Funeral Homes organiz-
ing and assisting in their
marketing programs for the
past 10 years. He and his wife
reside in Broward County.
Area Deaths
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Teaching the same class
several times each day, several
days each week, will enable
people who find it difficult to
comprehend certain fun-
damentals to attend additional
classes to review. Further-
more, a student who misses a
session can readily make it up
by attending another class that
week on the same lesson, thus
no student falls behind because
of absence.
Tuition fees are $15 for
members, and $25 for non-
members. Registration for
classes will begin immediately
through Dec. 18. For further
information, please call the
Temple Beth Zion office, at
798-8888 from 9 a.m.-l p.m.
Jessica Ann Ravitsky,
daughter of Michael and Nan-
Sr Ravitsky of Palm Beach
ardens, will be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday, December 19 at
Temple Israel. Rabbi Howard
Shapiro and Cantor Stuart Pit-
tie will officiate.
Jessica attends the Rosarian
Academy and is interested in
drama, art and diving. She will
be twinned with Marsha
Rakova of Moscow, USSR,
who has been denied her
freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.
David Mesnick, son of Sheryl
Mesnick and Gary Mesnick,
will be called to the Torah as a
Bar Mitzvah at Temple Judea
on Saturday morning,
December 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Rabbi Joel Levine and Cantor
Anne Newman will officiate.
David is a seventh grade stu-
dent at Temple Judea's
religious school. He will be
twinned with Stanislav Gor-
shunsky of Moscow, who has
been denied his freedom to be
called to the Torah as a Bar
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supervision and the Jewish set-
tlements in the territory
dismantled. About 2,000
Jewish settlers live in the Gaza
Strip and are as militant as
their 50,000 compatriots who
live in the West Bank.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
blasted Peres' proposal Tues-
day, assuring his Likud
Knesset faction "it will never
be." He said it was "hard to
understand people who want
to put Israel on the operating
table" during the summit bet-
ween President Reagan and
Soviet leader Mikhail
While the future status of
the West Bank is the core of
the split between right and left
in Israel, many Israelis of both
camps feel that Israel's in-
terests in the Gaza Strip,
though vital, are of short-term
Elaihu Ben-Elissar, a promi-
nent member of Likud's Herat
wing, who was Israel's first
ambassador to Egypt, admit-
ted recently that the densely
populated Gaza Strip, where
over half the Arab population
lives in refugee camps, is more
of a nuisance than an asset.
The territory was seized
from Egypt during the Six-
Day War in 1967 and has been
a trouble spot ever since.
Peres used demographic
arguments to support his
views. "Very soon there will
be one million Arabs in the
Strip. Where will you settle
them? In the Negev? he asked
the Knesset committee
Judith Steel, internationally
known singing artist, will
E appear at Golden Lakes Tem-
le for a special "Cafe
irael" reception on behalf
of State of Israel Bonds, Son.
Jan. 10. Honorees for the
festive occasion will be Fred
and Beatrice Green who will
receive the 40th Anniversary
i HiHM 4
Peres' remarks triggered a
new confrontation witn right-
wingers. Tehiya leader Yuval
Neeman, at a news con-
ference, denounced Peres'
suggestion that Jewish set-
tlements be dismantled. He
maintained that the sugges-
tion itself would lead to more
violence in the territories,
which he said are filled with
terrorists who feel they can
get away with anything.
Tehiya announced it would
introduce a motion of no con-
fidence in the government to
protest the "deterioration of
the security situation in the
The Likud faction on the
Foreign Affairs and Security
Committee said it would sum-
mon Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin to reply to complaints
that the IDF was no longer ef-
fectively combatting terrorism
and subversion in the ad-
ministered territories.
Meanwhile, security forces
continued to search for Takal's
assailant. Most of the suspects
detained for questioning have
been released and the curfew
imposed on downtown Gaza
was lifted.
Takal's murder was the
latest in a series of assaults on
Israelis in Gaza in the past
year. Yisrael Kitaro, a 43-year-
old taxi driver from Ashkelon,
was fatally stabbed there on
Oct. 7, 1986. Ten days earlier,
on Sept. 27, Haim Azaran, 35,
also from Ashkelon, died of
knife wounds inflicted while he
was shoppping in the Gaza
Menahem Meir, distinguished son of Golda Meir, was the
special guest at receptions on behalf of State of Israel Bonds
in Palm Beach. Pictured above, left to right, are Jim Win-
field, General Manager of the Sheraton Inn who purchased an
additional $10,000 of Israel Bonds; Menahem Meir; and Rubin
L. Breger, Executive Director of the Israel Bonds office in
West Palm Beach.

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