The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish floridian
Major Gifts Dinner Raises Israel Struggles To
Ease Unrest In Gaza
Over $2.4 Million
A record $2,425 million was
pledged to the 1988 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign during the Major
Gifts Dinner held Dec. 13 at a
private home in Palm Beach.
Alan Shulman, Major Gifts
Chairman, noted that this sum
represents a 14 percent in-
crease over last year.
As a result of this and other
successful fund-raising events
which have helped to kick-off
the 1988 Campaign, Jeanne
Levy, General Chair of the
fund-raising drive, indicated
that the pace of giving has in-
creased remarkably over 1987.
Major donors and community
leaders who have made their
commitments at this time have
responded generously to the
increased needs of the Jewish
community of the Palm
Beaches as well as to the ongo-
ing needs of Israel and
worldwide Jewry. This
response is essential to set the
pace for the 1988 Campaign
and Mrs. Levy said it is her
hope that when every member
Continued on Page 10
One Arab was killed and nine
were wounded as violence con-
tinued in the Gaza Strip and
West Bank Monday, Dec. 14.
But Israeli authorities said the
situation in the administered
territories was relatively calm
and under control after a week
of rioting that some officials
described as a civil revolt.
The disturbances are
acknowledged to have been
the worst in recent years and
politicians of the Labor Party
and Likud are each accusing
the other of responsibility for
allowing conditions to
deteriorate so precipitously.
In Washington, the U.S.
State Department expressed
"serious concern" over the
situation and blamed the trou-
Continued on Page 20
Leadership Gifts
Features Mark Talisman, 'Precious
Legacy* Architect, and Unique
Jewish Heritage Photography
Exhibit From Israel

During his recent trip to Ethiopia, Heinz Eppler, President of the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee, meets with the rabbi of Itage.
JDC President Visits Ethiopia
Long-Term Recovery Program Successful
After the immediate crisis of
the 1984-1985 famine in
Ethiopia subsided, experts
were advising that the only
way to avert another
catastrophe in the future was
long-term agricultural
development, not massive
airlifts of food. Now famine
once more is devastating vast
areas of Ethiopia and refugees
are migrating to other regions
where humanitarian
assistance is becoming
Recognizing the need to
develop agricultural self suffi-
ciency, one organization has
been working quietly since
1983 in Gondar province,
where the majority of
Ethiopia's 20,000 Jews live, to
meet this challenge. The
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee has
been given permission by the
Ethiopian government to ad-
minister a non-sectarian pro-
gram there for all the region's
Last month Heinz Eppler,
President of the JDC, visited
Gondar, where the JDC has
been structuring a life-saving
program to aid ana
rehabilitate th farmers, the
Continued on Page 7
A unique photographic ex-
hibit which visually depicts the
shared heritage of the Jewish
people will be featured at the
Leadership Gifts Dinner for
contributors of $10,000 or
more to the 1988 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign. "Jewish Heritage
In Toe Eye Of The Camera"
will be on display at the dinner
Thursday evening, Jan. 14, at
The Breakers.
Mark Talisman, Director of
the Washington Action Office
of the Council of Jewish
Federations, will present a
commentary about the exhibit.
In his remarks, he will ar-
ticulate the common themes
and traditions that tie the
Jewish people together, an-
nounced Bernard and Barbara
Green, Co-Chairmen of the
Leadership Gifts Dinner Com-
mittee. In making the an-
Mark Talisman
nouncement, the Greens noted
that Mr. Talisman is a world-
renowned authority on Jewish
The youngest person ever
Continued on Page 6
Lion of Judah
Attracts Record Number Of Women
Rapallo South Event...
page 8
Chaplain Aides ... page 13
The office of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County will be closed
Dec. 25.
With each successive year,
more and more women
demonstrate their commit-
ment to local and worldwide
Jewry by becoming recipients
of the coveted Lion of Judah
pin. Since its inception in this
community in 1983, over 200
women have contributed
$5,000 or more to the
Women's Division Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign and are wearing
their symbol of commitment
Continued on Page t
Jackie Eder
Shirley Uibow Zelda Pincourt
Marva Perrin

Page 2 The Jewish, Florjdian of Palm Beach County/Friday. December 25, 1987
Federation's Endowment Fund Insures Continuity of Services
Arthur Meyer, Chairman of
the Board of Servico, Inc., has
been appointed Chairman of
the Endowment Commit-
tee of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County by
Federation President Erwin
H. Blonder. In making the an-
nouncement, Mr. Blonder
noted that as a result of Mr.
Meyer's business acumen and
community involvement, the
Endowment Fund should ex-
perience unparalled growth.
The fund offers a variety of
ways to make a charitable in-
vestment and to participate in
supporting services of the
local, national, and interna-
tional Jewish community.
Recognizing the community's
ever-changing needs and new
demands, the Endowment
Fund also provides "seed
Arthur Meyer
Young Jewish Leaders
To Gather In Washington
NEW YORK Three thou-
sand young Jewish leaders will
gather in Washington, D.C., to
gain insight into American-
Israel relations at the United
Jewish Appeal Young Leader-
ship Cabinet's Sixth National
Young Leadership Con-
ference, March 13-15. During
three full days of stimulating
programming, which will in-
clude visits to their respective
congressmen and senators,
participants will learn about
many aspects of the social and
political relations between the
two countries, from such noted
speakers as Israel's Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres,
Israel's Minister of Defense
Yitzhak Rabin, former
Prisoner of Zion Natan
Sharansky, and Senator Ed-
ward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.)
With the added bonus of the
Conference taking place dur-
Continued on Page 14
The "Jewish Floridian" incorrectly identified this photo
in the December 11 edition in a photo display of the ground-
breaking of the Jewish Community Campus. The correct
identification appears below: .___...
Alexander and Esther Gruber
& !2%
* O
Jan. 12 WD Leadership Institute
Jan. 13 Fountains Special Gifts Cocktail Party
Jan. 14 Leadership Dinner
Jan. 20 Women's Division Lion of Judah
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
Feb. 19 Century Village Awards
Feb. 24 WD Pacesetters Event
Feb. 25 Poinciana Event
Feb. 25 High Ridge Golf Tournament
Feb. 25 Boynton Beach Happening
dollars" for innovative and
demonstration programs, and
supports the search for
creative, thoughtful solutions
to communal problems. It also
can serve as a reserve for un-
foreseen emergency situa-
tions, or requirements not able
to be covered from the pro-
ceeds of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County-United
Jewish Appeal Campaign.
Arthur Meyer, a native of
New York, is an active
member of the Jewish com-
munity, both locally and inter-
nationally. He and his wife,
Sydelle, are founders of the
Albert Einstein College of
Medicine and a laboratory has
been dedicated there in their
name. As members of Temple
Judea, they are major con-
tributors to the temple
building fund. Mr. Meyer is a
member of the National Board
of the American Jewish Con-
gress and is on the Board of
Directors of the American
Society of Technion and the
Palm Beach Community F0Un
dation. He also is involved with
the Palm Beach County CeS
for the Arts. Mr. and U%
Meyer are members of the
Palm Beach Country Club and
Fenway Country Club in New
Y5- Mr- M,eyer a graduate
of New York University Law
School with a Doctorate of
Law degree.
For more information, con-
tact Edward Baker, Endow-
ment Fund Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120
Fund Receives Substantial Bequest
From Estate of Carrie S. Mueller
The Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County's
Endowment Fund has
received a substantial be-
2uest from the estate of
arrie Mueller, a unique
and talented West Palm
Beach artist who died in
1986, five months before
her 100th birthday. In
making the announce-
ment, Arthur Meyer,
Chairman of the Endow-
ment Committee, noted
that a partial distribution
of $360,000 from Mrs.
Mueller's estate was
received in October.
"We are very pleased
that Federation was
chosen as one of the
beneficiaries of Mrs.
Mueller's philanthropy.
We understand that dur-
ing her lifetime she was
extremely oriented to
Jewish charities and Israel
and was deeply committed
to the American Society
for Technion, Hadassah,
and the Jewish Guild for
the Blind," stated Mr.
Mrs. Mueller's bequest
will help insure the con-
tinuity of vital Federation
services. Recognizing the
community's ever-
changing needs and new
demands, the Endowment
Fund also provides "seed
dollars" for innovative and
demonstration programs,
and supports the search
for creative, thoughtful
solutions to communal pro-
blems. It also can serve as
a reserve for unforseen
emergency situations, or
requirements not able to
be covered from proceeds
from the annual
Federation-United Jewish
Continued on Page 12
Discover your heritage together on a
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
JUNE 12-23,1988
THe TrsSnd PKTne ""*?* ReS0uree For Teaching Your Children
I he Spurt And Challenge Of Israel And What It Means To The
Jewish People
Share With Your Children The Thrill Of Climbing
Vis" To^ihh8^1 A'The Weste W*
visits To Kibbutzim And Israeli Military Bases.
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FYlday, DecAftbfefr 25, 1987/The Jewish itoHd&ih

'Beach County' Page 3
Meeting with members of the Local Concerns Task Force of
the Community Relations Council to plan this year's agenda
are (left to right) Larry Abramson, Co-Chairman, and
Leonard Hanger, Chairman.
Local Concerns Task Force
Brings Issues of Interest
To Jewish Community
Keeping the Jewish com-
munity informed on issues of
local concern involving human
services, religious policy affec-
ting Jewish students, inter-
faith activities, and legislative
strategy is the responsibility of
the Local Concerns Task
Force of the Community Rela-
tions Council, Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
Besides working behind the
scenes to meet this challenge,
the task force sponsors several
community-wide events. This
year the Legislative Forum,
which will feature the Palm
Beach County state legisla-
tion, will be held on Jan. 19.
The Interfaith Breakfast,
which brings together on
Israel's Independence Day
members of the general com-
munity in support of Israel, is
scheduled for April 15.
Ably chairing this vital task
force for the second con-
secutive year is Leonard
Hanser, appointed by CRC
Chairman Helen Hoffman.
Named as Co-Chairman is
Larry Abramson.
Leonard Hanser, an at-
torney with Mitchell,
Schwartz, Winkler, and
Hanser, is a member of the
CRC and a graduate of
Federation's Leadership
Development program. He is a
former Vice President and
member of the Board of Direc-
tors of Temple Beth El and has
served as a board member of
the Jewish Community
Larry Abramson is also a
graduate of Federation's
Continued on Page 19
Federation/UJA Campaign
New Event Inaugurated In Hunters Run
For the last several years,
increasing numbers of
residents of Hunters Run in
Boynton Beach have
demonstrated their support
for the Jewish community of
the Palm Beaches and
worldwide Jewry by their
growing financial commitment
and involvement in the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Due to their outstanding ef-
forts, Thomas Strasser and Ir-
ving Wax have been appointed
as Hunters Run General Co-
Chairmen for the second con-
secutive year by Jeanne Levy,
General Chair of the 1988
Federation-UJA fund-raising
drive. As a result of the
heightened dedication among
the residents of Hunters Run,
the Co-Chairmen noted that a
new fund-raising event has
been instituted. The Nor-
thwoods Showcase, a lun-
cheon, tour of homes, and a
champagne reception schedul-
ed for Jan. 18, will kick-off the
1988 Hunters Run Campaign.
In addition the Pacesetter
Event will be held Jan. 28 and
the Hunters Run Gala is set for
Mar. 10.
Thomas Strasser began his
involvement with the Cam-
paign last year, working
diligently on behalf of the
Jewish community. He moved
here from Fort Lee, New
Jersey four years ago and also
has become involved with
organizing social events for
the Hunter Run Tennis
Irving Wax also began his
active commitment here on
behalf of local and worldwide
Irving Wax
Jewry last year. He moved to
this community from Long
Island five years ago where he
was active with UJA? ORT,
and B'nai B'rith.
Thomas Strasser
For more information, con-
tact Debbie Hammer, Boynton
Beach Director, at the Boyn-
ton Beach branch office,
Tanenbaum Elected Chairman
NEW YORK The International Jewish Committee for
Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) has elected by
unanimous vote Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum, director of in-
ternational relations of the American Jewish Committee as
its chairman. He succeeds Rabbi Mordecai Waxman of
Great Neck, L.I., who served as Jewish spokesman during
the meetings with Pope John Paul II and Vatican
authorities in Rome on Sept. 1, and later in Miami, Sept.



Come Visit Israel With Friends
Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Visit TADIRAN High Tech Industries to view Israel's dynamic future
Tour the exciting Museum of the Diaspora (Beit Hatfutsoth) which houses the moat com-
plete record of the Jewish people ever assembled
Explore the ancient city of Caesarea and see the excavated Roman and Crusader ruins
Drive through Haifa and continue to the Old City of Safed to tour the synagogue and ar-
tists' colony
To learn more about this exciting mission, contact Mark Mendel, at the Jewish Federation of
I Palm Beach County office, 832*120.
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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."

**&*__The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 25, 1987
Gas Station Offering 'Jesus Discount' Won't Kneel To Exxon
Exxon Corp. has so far been
unable to convince a Pen-
sacola, Fla., gas station owner
to remove a sign that adver-
tises a 10 percent discount on
labor to "those whom Jesus
The sign replaces an adver-
tisement posted in November
by the owner of the Cordova
Mall Exxon station, Jerry Har-
rison, 45, which read, "Notice:
For Christians only, 10 per-
cent discount on labor."
According to a spokeman for
Exxon's consumer and
regulatory affairs office in
Houston, Harrison changed
the original wording of the
sign after the oil company in-
formed his attorney, Paul
Shimek, that they would com-
mence legal action under the
1964 Civil Rights Act.
The corporation has not yet
received a response to a letter
written to Shimek requesting
removal of the second sign,
and is "reconsidering legal op-
tions," said the spokesman.
The Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, mean-
while, has filed complaints
with the Florida attorney
general's office, the U.S.
Justice Department and the
state attorney in Escambria
County. All are investigating
whether the sign violates local,
state and federal laws
regulating discriminatory
advertising and fair trade
"In Florida, you may not
post an advertisement that
suggests a person is
unwelcome in your place of
business because of his
religion," said Arthur
Teitelbaum, Southern area
director of the ADL.
Although Harrison main-
tains that Jesus loves
everyone, and everyone is thus
entitled to the discount, the
sign would still have a "chill-
ing effect" upon a potential
customer, said Teitelbaum.
"We are impatient at this junc-
ture with the length of time it
has taken Exxon to seek its
legal options."
Harrison, who has leased the
gas station from Exxon since
1968, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that he
"has taken a lot of heat" from
the Exxon business counselor
who represents the company
in his area.
"I've been getting a lot of
hassles from Exxon, but I am
the sole proprietor of my
business. I pay all the taxes,
rent and bills. I don't tell them
how to run their business and
they can't tell me," he said.
Harrison explained that he
"accepted Jesus Christ as his
savior" in July and posted the
sign as a way of advertising
Jesus' name.
He said that "some, not a
tremendous amount" of
customers have taken advan-
tage of the discount, although
his support in the community
is "99 percent."
"I run my station, live within
the law and have paid my debt
to society like anybody else. I
don't need Exxon breathing
down my neck," said Harrison.
"Jesus Christ represents
me, and he's bigger than Exx-
on," he added.
According to attorney
Shimek, he has received Ex-
xon's letter and "will get to
it." Shimek said he suggested
the rewording of the original
Greek Predicts Full
Relations With Israel
establishment of full
diplomatic relations between
Greece and Israel is expected
in the next few months, as a
result of the three-day visit
here by Greek Foreign
Minister Karolos Papoulias,
which ended Thursday, Dec. 3.
That impression was rein-
forced by Papoulias at his
meetings with Premier Yit-
zhak Shamir and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres. He
also told Palestinian leaders
from the West Bank Thursday
that ties would be improved
between Greece and "Israel,
though not at the expense of
traditional Greek support of
the Palestinian cause, the
leaders who met with him said.
Papoulias is the first senior
member of the Greek Cabinet
to come to Israel. He arrived
Monday at the invitation of
Peres. He reportedly told
Shamir at their private
meeting Tuesday that the time
has come for Greece to extend
de jure recognition to Israel
and the matter will be discuss-
ed by his government shortly.
At present, Israel enjoys on-
ly de facto recognition by
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mind how (the second one) can in this country who are believe in a creator have to
be offensive." atheists are offended, does bow down? he added.
"Has the Cohen-Ettinber Wedding been released on video
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Volume 13
Number 42

Friday, December 25, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Movie 'Reel' Conflict Bends Status Quo
The status quo is the term
used to describe the unofficial
agreements, made in the early
years of the state, between the
government of Israel and the
leaders of its Orthodox
religious population, regarding
the public observance of
halacha, Jewish religious law.
Not decided were any
guidelines on how the status
quo could be adjusted to a
young, dynamically changing
The result has been a series
of continuing conflicts over
these issues, fought sometimes
in the halls of the Knesset and
at other times in the streets.
These controversies have bent,
rather than broken, the status
quo. The most recent of these
controversies the struggle
over the screening of movies in
Jerusalem on the Sabbath is
posing perhaps the greatest
threat yet to the delicate
balance between an Israeli
secular majority which wishes
to live and! enjoy itself and a
religiously observant minority
determined to see halacha
observed in the public sphere.
Not surprisingly, the majori-
ty of these conflicts have been
centered in Jerusalem where
27 percent of the Jewish
population is ultra-Orthodox
In principle and action, the
haredim reject the secular
authority of Israel's govern-
ment. Occasionally, as in the
Ultra-orthodox Jews protesting against movies on the Sabbath.
struggle by the haredim to ban
Saturday traffic on public
roads, or end archaeological
excavations near the Western
Wall, these issues snowball in-
to violent confrontations
which become national
political issues.
That movies should not be
screened publicly in Jerusalem
on Sabbath has been a long-
time fixture of the status quo;
a municipal ordinance forbids
such screenings unless they
are part of a "cultural event.
Friday night films were
screened for many years in
Tzavta, the left-wing Mapam
party's private club in the city.
Last May, the non-profit
Jerusalem Cinematheque,
followed shortly by a commer-
cial cinema at Beit Agron, also
began to screen Friday night
movies. They were responding
to an opinion issued at the time
by municipal attorney Shabtai
Zvi, who maintained that films
qualified as cultural events if
they were preceded by a
The city's ultra-Orthodox
population at first reacted
slowly to this new twist to the
status quo, and waited to see
how the municipality would
react. Mayor Teddy Kollek
threatened legal action against
Beit Agron, but stood behind
Soviet Jewry Leaders
Verdict On Summit Still Out
Leaders of Soviet Jewry
groups across the board are
less than pleased with the out-
come of the summit meeting
between President Reagan
and Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev, because of an ap-
parent lack of progress in the
area of human rights.
But there is a divergence of
opinion on what may come in
the future. Most of those inter-
viewed believe that, like it or
not, Gorbachev came away
from Washington with the
realization that he will have to
deal with the issues of human
rights and Soviet Jewish
emigration, because
Americans will simply not let
him forget it. These people
believe that time will ted what
decisions Gorbachev may have
privately made at the summit.
Rabbi Avi Weiss, national
chairman of the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry and
one of the most confronta-
tional of Soviet Jewry ac-
tivists, believes that "human
rights suffered at the sum-
mit." The issue, he said, "was
dealt with in a perfunctory,
quick manner."
Weiss focused on the
meeting between Gorbachev
and business leaders following
the summit, which "sent the
wrong message to Moscow. It
tells the Soviets that America
is not prepared to back up its
rhetoric on human rights with
"Tragically, the Jewish com-
munity shares the blame," he
said. "We can't expect the
president to use American
trade muscle with the Soviets
if we don't insist that he do
David Harris, Washington
representative of the
American Jewish Committee,
who served as national coor-
dinator of the massive
"Freedom Sunday" rally on
Dec. 6, called the summit
"discouraging for people who
expected instant gratifica-
tion." But now the Soviets
"have to weigh their next step
in this area very carefully with
respect to Soviet Jewry and
how they proceed.
"If they are going to remain
recalcitrant, hostile and dis-
ingenuous in their public
statements, as Gorbachev was,
it's going to create a serious
cloud over the future direction
of Soviet-American relations,"
he said. "The challenge for
U.S. policymakers is to adhere
to the hitherto oft-stated
policy of balanced progress in
the four substantive areas of
bilateral relations.
"Until now, the United
States has insisted on a balanc-
ed progress in the area of arms
control, regional issues,
human rights and bilateral
issues," Harris explained.
"The Soviet Union, on the
other hand, has sought to
detach and emphasize arms
control and bilateral issues to
the exclusion of human rights,
with little more than lip ser-
vice to human rights and
regional conflicts," he said.
Harris also believes the
business meeting was a
mistake and that "over the
next several months,
American efforts to sustain its
policy of balanced progress
will be challenged as never
before, primarily by Moscow,
but also perhaps by a number
of American interest groups."
Jerry Goodman, executive
director of the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry, con-
cludes that "The summit was a
disappointment. If there are
Continued on Page 16-
Landmark Moment For American Jews
Freedom Sunday Dec. 6 in
Washington, D.C. was one
of American Jewry's finest
hours. The massive rally of
250,000 Jews and non-Jews in
support of the human rights of
Soviet Jewry was a uniquely
American and uniquely Jewish
Its uniquely American quali-
ty rested in its powerful
analogy to the 1963 march on
Washington led by the late Dr.
Martin Luther King. The civil
rights songs sung by Pearl
Bailey and Peter, Paul and
Mary including "We Shall
Overcome" stamped this ex-
traordinary demonstration
with the character of
America's profound commit-
ment to human dignity and
Hundreds of Jews sang
those songs recalling their own
involvement in the 1960s civil
rights movement, now
transferring their fervor to the
cause of their brothers and
sisters in the Soviet Union.
The day's uniquely Jewish
quality rested in the dramatic
energizing presence of the
pantheon of contemporary
Jewish heroes and heroines
Ida Nudel, Vladimir and Maria
Slepak, Natan Sharansky, Yuli
Edelshtein. American Jews
made clear their determina-
tion to restore the two million
Soviet Jews within the
household of the Jewish
Freedom Sunday was a
milestone movement in the
cause of liberating Soviet
Jews. It was also a moment for
rekindling the authentic lights
of freedom and justice at this
Chanukah season in the depths
of the convictions of American
and world Jewry.
Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum
is director of internati< al
relations for the Ameri<
Jewish Committee.
screenings at the Cinemathe-
que, and stressed the need for
more Friday night cultural
events to keep Jerusalemites
from journeying to Tel Aviv.
(In fact, many Jerusalemites
Not decided were any
guidelines on how the
status quo could be
adjusted to a young,
dynamically changing
are moving permanently to Tel
Aviv, in part, to escape from
what one has referred to as
"the oppression of religious
By mid-July the haredim
protesters outside Beit Agron
numbered in the thousands,
and this sparked a counter-
reaction from segments of the
city's secular population that
regarded Sabbath movies as a
crucial issue in drawing the
line against the ultra-Orthodox
religious influence in
Jerusalem. A coalition of
young activists from Mapam,
the Citizens Rights Party, the
Reform Judaism movement
and Jerusalem community
organizations, held counter-
demonstrations, managed to
expand the number of screen-
ing locations, and succeeded in
filling the theaters. Some of
the city's secular residents felt
motivated for the first time to
take part in demonstrations.
"I'm not political at all," said
one young Jerusalemite out-
side Beit Agron. "But I live
here, I work here, and I want
to enjoy myself out here."
This prompted greater
measures from the haredi
community. "As in the
Torah," said Agudat Yisrael
City Councillor Meir Porush,
"we shall follow a strategy of
gifts negotiation, prayer and
On August 24, over 20,000
haredim gathered for a special
"pray-in'rat the Western Wall
directed against what they
saw as a desecration of the
Sabbath. This was followed by
several weekends of often
violent encounters in the
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Page 6 The Jewish FTorkfaan of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 25, 1987
Radio/TV/ Him
Federation Shabbat
" To Be Featured At Area Synagogues
MOSAIC Sunday, Dec. 27,11 a.m. WPTV Channel
5 with host Barbara Gordon Green.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Dec. 27, 7:30 WPBR1340
AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
TRADITION TIME Sundav. Dec. 27. 11 n.m. -
Monday-Wednesday Jan. 8-Jan. 11, 2 p.m. WVCG
1080 AM This two hour national Jewish entertainment
show features Jewish music, comedy, and news.
* Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
December 27
Congregation Aitz Chaim, 9:30 a.m.
December 28
Women's American ORT-Lake Worth West, 12:30 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Women-Bovnton Beach, 9:30 B'nai B'rith
Women-Menorah, board, 10 am. Women's American
ORT-Mid Palm, 1 p.m. Brandeis University Women's
Committee-Boynton Beach, Study Group, 1 p.m.
December 29
B'nai B'rith Women-Masada, 1 p.m. Yiddish Culture
Group-Century Village, 10 am.
December 30
Yiddish Culture Group-Cresthaven, 1 p.m.
December 31
New Year's Eve
UN Finds All But 8 of
Missing War Crimes Files
- All but eight of the 433 files
reported missing from the
United Nations war crimes ar-
chives have been located and
accounted for, according to a
report submitted to Secretary
General Javier Perez de
Cuellar and released here Fri-
day, Dec. 11.
The report was prepared by
Richard Foran, UN assistant
secretary general for general
services. He headed an in-
vestigation ordered by the
secretary general after it was
alleged that 433 of the 8,100
files had "mysteriously
The allegation appeared
Tuesday in a New York Post
article by Uri Dan, an Israeli,
who was the first journalist
given access to the files after
they were opened to public in-
spection by Perez de Cuellar
on Nov. 23.
According to the UN report,
the missing files were in reali-
ty misplaced, and then found
in one of two groups of files
within the archives.
The report concluded that
the "actual whereabouts of
eight files remains undeter-
mined. The existence of these
files and a bating of names in-
cluded in each file has been
verified from the registers. In
some cases, charges against
the same individuals exist in
other files.
"Since both the serial and
the charge number of these
eight files are known, an effort
is under way to trace them."
The report was sharply
critical of the article by Dan.
The report said that Alf
Erlandsson, director of the ar-
chives, and his staff "believed
that the author was there (at
the archives) to conduct ge-
nuine research into the con-
tents of the files, not to report
on the status of the files and
the United Nations' husbandry
of them."
Furthermore, the report
said, Erlandsson "was surpris-
ed as anyone to read the article
in question. He had not been
aware of the fact that he was
being interviewed and that he
would be quoted, in his opi-
nion, out of context. He believ-
ed that he was talking with an
experienced researcher who
would understand 'missing' in
an archivist's context."
The archives, stored in New
York, were compiled by the
Allied War Crimes Commis-
sion and placed in UN custody
in 1947, after which the com-
mission disbanded.
'Faith"In The Country
iJ?&3 ,on *** controversy in Israel over the fact
that Orthodox girls are not required to undergo military
training Much of the heat has now been taken out of tE
debate by the growing success of the Sherut Leumi (na-
tional service) campaign.
Three thousand observant girls are currently working in
hospitals, hostels for the elderly or for children, prisons
f^,?L.forcland underprivileged areas- Placement is ar-
ranged through the Israel Volunteer Association and de-
mand .for the girls services is increasing. -
During the month of
January, synagogues from
Boynton Beach to Stuart have
designated one Friday evening
or Shabbat morning as Federa-
tion Shabbat, announced Rab-
bi Alan Sherman, Chaplain of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. "The rabbi or a
guest speaker will inform the
congregants about the needs
of Jews locally, in Israel, and
around the world and how the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County helps meet
these needs."
The programs and services
provided by the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County and its four beneficiary
agencies the Jewish Com-
munity Center, the Jewish
Community Day School, the
Jewish Family and Children s
Service, and the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center will
be highlighted. In addition, the
rabbis and guest speakers will
address the social service
needs in Israel.
One hundred percent of the
synagogues are participating
in Federation Shabbat. These
include: Jan. 8 Temple Beth
Sholom and Golden Lakes
Temple; Jan. 9 Boynton
Beach Jewish Center-Beth
Kodesh; Jan. 15 Temple Beth
Shalom in Vero Beach, Con-
gregation Anshei Sholom,
Congregation Aitz Chaim, and
Temple B'nai Jacob; Jan. 22 -
Temple Judea, Temple Beth
David, and Temple Emanu-El;
and Jan. 29 Temple Beth El,
Temple Israel, Congregation
Beth Abraham in Palm City,
and Temple Beth Torah. (For
addresses of the synagogues
see the Religious Directory on
page 18.)
For more information, con-
tact Rabbi Sherman, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Jewish Heritage Photography Exhibit
Continued from Page 1
appointed Administrative
Assistant in the House of
Representatives, Mark
Talisman served with distinc-
tion on the staff of Ohio Con-
gressman Charles A. Vanik for
14 years. Mr. Talisman was a
founder, and continues to be
an instructor in the John F.
Kennedy Institute of Politics'
Program for New Con-
gressmen, which instructs
newly elected members of the
House of Representatives in
the operation of the House, of-
fice structure, and issues.
Mr. Talisman is the founding
Vice Chairman of the United
States Holocaust Memorial
Council, a Presidential ap-
pointment. He now holds the
position of Vice Chairman of
the U.S. Holocaust Muesum
Development Committee. Mr.
Talisman is on the board of the
School of Applied Social
Sciences at Case Western
Reserve in Cleveland; National
Emergency Food and Shelter
Board, and the board of the
John F. Kennedy Institute of
Politics, Harvard University.
In 1968, in conjunction with
a visit to Czechoslovakia with
Congressman Vanik, Mr.
Talisman visited the State
Jewish Museums of Prague,
and became aware of the
rather extensive collection of
Judaica in the Meisel
Synagogue. After long
negotiations, Mr. Talisman,
accompanied by two scholars,
conducted an official visit to
the State Museums and
discovered the existence of
over 145,000 pieces of Judaica
collected by Hitler to open a
"museum to an extinct race."
The resulting exhibition of
over 600 objects, known as
"The Precious Legacy,"
traveled for three years
throughout the United States.
For more information, con-
tact Lynne Ehrlich, Assistant
Campaign Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Lion of Judah Attracts Record Numbers
Continued from Page 1
groudly, according to the Co-
hairs of the Lion of Judah
Jackie Eder, Shirley Leibow,
and Zelda Pincourt Mason
have been appointed to head
the Lion of Judah Committee
by Women's Division Cam-
paign Vice President Sheila
Engelstein. Marva Perrin has
been named as Chair of the
Ruby Lion of Judah Commit-
tee for contributors of $10,000
or more.
These active Women's Divi-
sion leaders have announced
that Mrs. Gilbert Messing has
invited the Lion of Judah reci-
pients to a Champagne In-
terlude in their honor to be
held on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 3
p.m., at her Palm Beach home.
Guest speaker will be John
Loftus, former Nazi war
criminal trial attorney and
noted author.
All four women are working
actively to insure that this
event will increase women's
participation at the $5,000
level or above. Initiated in
1972 by the Women's Division
of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Miami, the 14k gold
Lion of Judah pin is an interna-
tional symbol of commitment
which has been embraced
wholeheartedly by women in
the Palm Beaches.
Marva Perrin is serving as
Vice President of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County and of the Jewish Com-
munity Center. As a Vice
Chairman of the Jewish Com-
munity Campus Capital Cam-
paign, she is involved in help-
ing this community build the
new campus. Mrs. Perrin has
chaired the Palm Beach Divi-
sion of the Federation-UJA
Campaign and served as Pro-
ject Renewal Committee
Chairman. She is a past
Women's Division Campaign
Vice President.
Jackie Eder, who is serving
her second consecutive year as
Lion of Judah Committee Co-
Chair, has been a resident of
the Palm Beaches for 11 years,
having moved here from Stam-
ford, Connecticut where she
was involved with the UJA
fund-raising drives for many
years. She chaired the Special
Gifts event for Women's Divi-
sion there. Mrs. Eder is a
board member for life of the
Women's Auxiliary of the
Jewish Home for the Elderly
of Fan-field County and cur-
rently a member of the Board
of the Women's Auxililary of
the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center where she is chairing
the Dinner/Dance this year.
Shirley Leibow co-cluired
the Lion of Judah event last
year and has served on the
Board of the Women's Divi-
> V, .
sion for several years. She is a
resident of the Palm Beaches
and of Chicago and has served
on the Board of the Jewish
Federation of Chicago. She is a
Vice President of the National
Council of Jewish Women and
is active in the Palm Beach
chapter of the Brandeis
University National Women's
Zelda Pincourt Mason has
been active in Women's Divi-
sion for many years and cur-
rently is serving as Ad-
ministration Vice President.
She is President of the Jewish
Community Center, and is
coordinator of the Advisory
Board of Trustees for the con-
struction of the new Jewish
Community Campus. She serv-
ed as a Co-Chairman of the
Federation's Annual Com-
munity Dinner/Dance last
Serving on the Ruby Lion of
Judah Committee are Julie
Cummings, Ruthe Eppler,
Barbara Gordon Green, Rita
Dee Hassenfeld, Dorothy
Kohl, Jeanne Levy, SydeUe
Meyer, Eileen Ntekman, Dr.
Norma Schulman, and Mildred
Hecht Wohlgemuth.
Members of the Lion of
Judah Committee are Dorothy
Adler, Jeanne Glasser,
Nathalie Goldberg, Esther
Gruber. Helen Hofftnan. Amy
, CoatiBMd m Page 29 ,

Friday, December 25, 1987/The Jewiafe Fkmdian of ffrlnr Beach County Page 7
A tanner of Gondar and bis new ox, courtesy of the JDC. The synagogue of Tedda and its junior congregation.
Cob tinned from Page 1
land, and the children. In an in-
terview with "The Jewish
Floridian," he spoke of the
success of JDC's efforts there.
"We are making an enormous
impact on the quality of life
and have become the crown
jewel of relief and rehabilita-
tion recovery programs," he
The JDC has instituted a
two-pronged recovery pro-
gram, according to Mr. Ep-
pler. First of all, the sanitation
and medical needs of the
region are being addressed.
"In 1986 we built a health
center in Tedda, the (core) of
the Jewish population, and
brought in a doctor and two
nurse midwives from the
United States."
Subsequently, five satellite
centers have been established
in surrounding villages. The
doctor and nurses travel to the
villages and encourage pre-
and post-natal care as well as
providing other health ser-
vices. "In a society where one
out of four newborns do not
survive and life expectancy is
38 years, we have made a
tremendous impact," Mr. Ep-
pler says. "When we first
opened the center, it was
unusual to see a healthy, well
nourished child. Now it is
unusual to see a sick,
malnourished child." Addi-
tionally, a polyclinic has
recently been opened in Gon-
dar City to address the major
and more complex needs of the
whole region.
To insure a clean water sup-
ply, a deep well has been dug
in Tedda with five outlets plac-
ed throughout the village.
Previously, the villagers and
their animals only had the
river to use for both drinking
and bathing. Electricity has
also been brought to Tedda
which will enable a bakery to
be built for the first time.
Agricultural recovery is the
second phase of JDC s long-
term program. Mr. Eppler ex-
plains, "The U.S. spends $600
million to (distribute) food. The
JDC, on the other hand, has
spent a relatively small
amount of money to supply the
villagers with seed, tools, ox-
en, fertilizer and agricultural
specialists to encourage the
Eppler Visits JDC Recovery Program In Ethiopia
farmers to plant and till the
According to Mr. Eppler,
there has been plenty of ram in
Gondar this year and the crops
are enormous. Also the yields
are considerably more due to
new hybrid seed and the use of
fertilizer. But he recognizes
that the chance of famine still
is high as too much rain would
be ruinous to the crops and
already there is a large scale
food shortage in the adjoining
regions of Tigre and Eritrea.
Mr. Eppler met with the
American charge d'affaires
and the ambassadors of
Australia, Canada, and Italy as
well as many relief represen-
tatives in Ethiopia. "Their big-
gest concern is that the
Western world is not going to
respond to the famine because
it is old news. As a result,
there may be more deaths due
to starvation than the hun-
dreds of thousands who died in
1984-86," Mr. Eppler warns.
During his visit, Mr. Eppler
was struck bv the similarity in
life-style between the Ethio-
Eian Jews and their neighbors,
a the center of the farmer's
one-half to one-and-a-half acre
plot of sorghum, there is a rais-
ed platform on which he or his
son stand all day in the hot
sun. When a bird threatens
their crop, they will hurl a
stone at it quite accurately.
Although there are
synagogues and a rabbi in
almost every village. Judaism
is practiced much differently
than in the West. "The
prayers are not read in
Hebrew, but in Geez," Mr. Ep-
pler notes. "There is no Torah
scroll but (they read from a)
book. The rituals have a
distinct Ethiopian nature with
drums and (cymbals) used dur-
ing the service.- They do not
wear kipot or have mezuzot on
their doorposts and the
Talmud is unknown. "Judaism
stops with the Five Books of
Moses (for Ethiopian Jews),"
Mr. Eppler relates.
The JDC receives allocations
from the 1988 Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County-
United Jewish Appeal
Bad Weather In Ethiopia May Mean
Redoubling Of Relief Efforts
When Aryeh Cooperstock last
visited Ethiopia's northern
Gondar region, just this past
September, he found a people
slowly and steadily recovering
from the despairing effects of
the famine that still ravaged
the country in 1986. Crops
were growing as tall as his
head, and as many as 60,000
Ethiopians were benefiting
from American contributions
of oxen, seeds, fertilizers,
pesticides, and farm
But when Cooperstock
returns to Gondar next week,
he is fearful of what he might
find. This time parts of the
region have seen too much
ram, and while other regions
of Ethiopia face a drought as
severe as 1984's, Cooperstock
worries that much of the
recovery he has encouraged
as the director of the
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee's In-
ternational Development
Fund, will literally be washed
JDC's aid to Gondar, where
the majority of Ethiopia's
20,000 Jews live, is the latest
and most vivid example of that
Jewish organization's low-
profile effort to extend help
where it is needed most.
"As Jews, we have an ethical
impera-ive to help others,"
said Cooperstock, explaining
the raison de'etre of JDC's
programs in more than 70
countries. "Of course, we go
where Jews are, in hopes of
improving the image and
status of Jews living there."
Using that approach, the
"Joint* (as JDC is called for
short) is active in Kenya,
where Israeli experts under its
sponsorship work on a goat-
raising project with Kenyan
farmers; in Morocco, where
"Project Carolyn" provides
dental care for children in im-
foverished areas; and in El
alvador, where, together
with the tiny Jewish communi-
ty there, the JDC rebuilt a
kindergarten in one of the
poorest neighborhoods.
But the JDC's most
dramatic, and possibly
understated, efforts in recent
years have taken place in Gon-
dar. There, Jews left behind
after 1984's Operation Moses
live virtually indistinguishably
from their non-Jewish
neighbors, living in one-room
mud "tukuls" and tending
small plots of land.
As a result, they face what
at least one organization, the
American Association for
Ethiopian Jews, is calling a
repetition of the 1984-86
famine, when 3,000 Jews were
included among the approx-
imately one million Ethiopians
who died of starvation and
disease (out of a total Ethio-
pian population of 46 million).
According to a spokesman
for the United States Agency
for International Development
(ADD), the United States has
already this year provided
142,000 tons of food and $66.6
million in aid.
As in other countries, the aid
JDC is providing to Ethiopia
must be non-sectarian the
Joint is allowed to work with
Jews, but not only with Jews,
Cooperstock said.
"We never didn't help non-
Jews," he said. On the other
hand, while JDC never hides
its Jewishness, "we don't
flaunt it either," he added.
At the time of the 1983
famine, JDC chanelled to star-
ving Ethiopians more than $4
million in cash, food, medicine
and clothing donated by the
American Jewish community.
As the famine subsided, the
JDC returned to the long-term
development programs it had
begun as early as 1983. They
include a medical clinic in the
village of Tedda and the train-
ing there of traditional birth
attendants, a recently-
inaugurated clinic in Gondar
City, improvements in the
region's water supply and a
ceramics project in the Walka
According to Cooperstock,
Ethiopians import even the
tiny cups they use for drinking
coffee, and the ceramics pro-
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Federation/UJA Campaign
Rapallo South Holds First Event
Pauline Diamond, Dr. Seymour and Helen Freed
Resident! of Rapallo South in West Palm Beach recently were invited to
their first event given on behalf of the 1988 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal Campaign. The cocktail party was held in the
home of Rapallo South Campaign Chairman Jonas Barenholtz (third from
left) and his wife, Lillian (right). Here they welcome guest speakers Zvi
Raviv, Director of Operations for Keren Hayesod, and Marva Perrin, Vice
President of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
Betty and Judge William Kapell
Mr. and Mrs. George Marks with
Theresa Gold.
Barnie and Muriel Reisner with Marcel and Pauline Polack
Hussein Waffles On Peace Meeting
Hussein of Jordan told a
Beirut newspaper that he re-
jected an offer to meet with an
Israeli leader during the
Reagan-Gorbachev summit
meeting in Washington, Davar
Davar quoted the newspaper
A-Safir, which said Hussein
explained that he turned down
the idea because it would lead
only to interim settlements,
rather than a comprehensive
settlement of the Arab-Israeli
conflict by means of an inter-
national conference.
He would not confirm
reports that he plans to have
secret meetings with Israeli
leaders. He insisted he is
prepared to hold a political
dialogue with Israel only
within the framework of an in-
ternational conference.
The Jordanian monarch is
rumored to have held secret
talks in London earlier this
year with Shimon Peres,
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the talks, appearing to confirm
for the first time that they
took place.
Hussein expressed hope that
Egypt would participate in
such a conference to dramatize
its disassociation from the
Camp David agreement calling
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Israel Has 'The Blahs'
A long-time American friend
of Israel recently returning
from a visit there described
the local mood as a national
case of "the blahs." To put it
another way, the country
seems to be struck in a rut, but
not a particularly uncomfor-
table one. Inflation is in check,
with decent economic growth,
but there is certainly no
economic boom. In fact,
shrinking budgets have placed
such disparate institutions as
the Hebrew University and the
Israeli Air Force in dire
straits. The former, Israel's
foremost educational institu-
tion, faced with burgeoning
debt, was barely able to open
its academic doors at the end
of October. The latter, perhaps
the best air force plane for
plane in the world, has been
mothballing Kfir aircraft
squadrons because it simply
cannot afford the expense of
keeping them flying.
The good news is that the
peace with Egypt is holding,
and the Iran-Iraq war goes on
tying down Israel's second-
most formidable foe after
Syria. But the bad news is that
the terrorist threat and unrest
on the West Bank and Gaza
While the recent Arab sum-
mit meeting in Jordan put the
conflict with Israel on the
back-burner, does anyone
doubt that this is only tem-
porary? And although the
price of oil has again slipped
below $20 per barrel, thereby
blunting the Arab oil weapon,
a look at where the world's oil
reserves are located should of-
fer little solace.
On the domestic political
scene, the Israeli elections
next November are uniformly
predicted to produce a
stalemate between Labor and
Likud, with no alternative
other than the resurrection of
the present two-headed form
of government.
But the current status quo in
the economic, strategic and
political spheres should not
prevent some hard thinking
about some very real problems
not that far off over the
Assuming an end to the Iran-
Iraq war with both nations re-
maining relatively intact,
Israel will be facing Moslem
fundamentalism of the most
virulent kind from Iran on one
hand, and geographically
closer to home, an enlarged
and better-seasoned Iraqi ar-
my with an experienced air
This could come at the same
time a new American ad-
ministration in 1989 will be
unveiling its own Middle East
peace plan which most pro-
bably will call for Israeli con-
cessions since we have little
leverage over the Arab coun-
tries. This same new ad-
ministration will also have to
come to grips with our budget
deficits, making foreign aid a
most inviting target, and
Israel's three billion dollars in
U.S. annual support no longer
Further down the road, as
U.S. domestic oil production
continues to decline along with
the fall-off in worldwide ex-
ploration as a result of the
"glut," OPEC could be coming
back into the driver's seat.
The anticipated confluence
of these events means that
Israel does not have that much
time to get its act together,
revive its national spirit and
decide how to meet these
challenges. A business-as-
usual attitude with its internal
bickering, catering to ex-
tremist fringe parties, and
uninspiring leadership could
be disasterous.
While Israel's American
friends can continue to provide
financial, political and moral
support, in the end it is what
Israelis decide to do for
themselves that will be crucial.
If Israel's brief history as a
nation is any guide, somehow
the problems will be sur-
mounted but the question
which has to be asked is at
what cost?
Israeli Arab Gets
Life for Death
Israeli Arab convicted of kill-
ing a soldier narrowly escaped
the death penalty in a Nablus
military court.
Ahmad Ali Abu-Jabar, of
Kfar Kassem near Petach
Tikva, was sentenced to life
imprisonment for the murder
of IDF soldier Akiva Shealtiel
on April 6, 1985.
Two of the three judges
hearing the case favored the
death penalty, but it was not
imposed because the pro-
secutor failed to demand
capital punishment and one of
the judges dissented. The
death penalty cannot be impos-
ed without a unanimous vote
of judges trying a case.
Col. Yehoahua Halevy, presi-
dent of the court, in fact
reprimanded the prosecutor.
He said the death penalty was
called for in this case because
the accused ia a citizen of
Israel who betrayed his coun-
try by killing a soldier.
According to the authorities,
Abu-Jabar belonged to an Al
Fatah terrorist gang, which
tried several times to kidnap
Israeli soldiers, finally suc-
ceeding with Shealtiel. After
his murder, they fired at a bus
and tried to kill a local leader
in the Arab town of Kalkilya
whom they suspected of col-
laboration with the Israeli
Bomb Threat Thwarts Dutch Meeting
AMSTERDAM (JTA) A bomb threat emptied a
meeting hall hert of some 800 people, mainly non-Jews,
who gathered to protest the recent upsurge of anti-
Semitism in Holland.
The anonymous telephone warning was found, but the
threat seemed to underscore the reason for the gathering.
.... '- .x' I
Attend a Passover Seder
10 20 30 40
From the Demographic Study .
Attendance at a Passover seder is the
second most practiced of the seven
Jewish religious practices surveyed
recently for the Demographic Study
undertaken by the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County. Attendance peaks
for the 50-64 age group with 72 percent
always attending. More than half of
those under 60 (54 percent) claim to
always attend a Passover seder. In 50
percent of the households with children,
the respondent attends a seder. Conser-
vative and Reform Jews are much more
likely to attend than those who consider
themselves "Just Jewish."


Court martial ia possible for those respon-
sible for guarding the camp near Kiryat
Shemona which was attacked when three
hang gliders took off from South Lebanon
and one managed to reach its objective. All
the PLO pilots were killed.
Hang Glider Court Martial Possible

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Disciplinary action, including
possible court-martial pro-
ceedings, may be taken
against Israel Defense Force
personnel for dereliction of du-
ty when a lone terrorist in-
filtrated Israel by hang glider
on the night of Nov. 25. The at-
tack killed six IDF soldiers and
wounded seven at a military
base in upper Galilee.
IDF Chief of Staff Gen. Dan
Shomron spoke of the possible
disciplinary action upon the
completion of a series of in-
quiries into the incident by the
IDF. The investigation ap-
parently found evidence of
negligence on the part of the
chief operations officer at the
camp and a sentry who
allegedly deserted his post.
Shomron and other senior
IDF officers met with Defense
Minister Yitzhak.. Rabin to
brief him on the results of the
investigation. Shomron
reportedly decided to transfer
the commander of the Nahal
brigade to which the unit that
came under attack belonged.
Nahal is the Hebrew
acronym for "Pioneer
Fighting Youth," soldiers who
combine agricultural work
with military training. Some
members have already com-
plained that publicity surroun-
ding the incident has unjustly
tarnished Nahal's reputation.
But the ability of a single
terrorist to inflict serious
casualties on a heavily armed
IDF unit has severely shaken
Israelis' confidence in the
IDF's defense capabilities. The
public and the military are all-
the-more astonished because
the unit had at least 20 to 30
minutes' advance warning of a
terrorist infiltration by air.
Canada Pursues Nazi Cases
TORONTO (JTA) Justice the countries concerned, ac-
Minister Ramon Hnatyshyn is
negotiating to allow Canadian
investigators to take sworn
testimony in the courts of nine
nations that can be used to
prosecute 22 alleged Nazi war
criminals in Canada.
The new Criminal Code
allows Canada to try its
citizens for crimes committed
on {oMigo aoil, but-only after
sworn testimony is collected in
cording to William Hobson of
the Justice Ministry. The
testimony, on video tape, may
be presented as evidence in
Canadian courts.
He said the justice minister
is negotiating with the govern-
ments of Austria,
Czechoslovakia, Hungary,
Israel, the Netherlands,
Poland. Romania:'-<"

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 25, 1987
Coatiaaed froai Pa*e 1
of the community hears the
message about the need to
raise allocations locally and for
UJA, they will also respond
The guest of honor at the
Major Gifts Dinner was former
U.S. Ambassador to the
United Nations, Jeane J.
Kirkpatrick. who spoke about
Israel and the recently con-
cluded summit between Presi-
dent Reagan and Soviet leader
Major Gifts Di
Dr. Elizabeth S. Shulman, Major Gifts
Chairman, Alan L. Shulman, and Dorothy
and Sidney Kohl welcome guest speaker
Dr. Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, former U.S. Am-
bassador to the United Nations, to the Ma-
jor Gifts Dinner given on behalf of the 1988
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County-
United Jewish Appeal Campaign on Sunday
evening, Dec. 13.
Heinz and Rathe Eppler with Eileen and Myron J. Nickman. Mr.
President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
Alec and Sheila Engelstein with David Berger and Guest.
Bernard and Barbara Green.
Nancy and Sidney Mt
Shirley and Miles Fiterman with Dorothy Kohl.
Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick wih Gilbert and Judy
Messing. Ben and Florence Free.
David and Helen Hauben with Sidney Kohl.
Nathan Appleman with Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick.
Dr. Sidne;

Friday, December 26, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
inner Raises Over $2.4 Million
Not pictured:
Faye and Donald Cooper
Sophie and Leonard Daris
Phyllis and Leonard Greenberg
in. Mr. Eppler is
A. Kenneth and Susan Pincourt, Jr. with Jeanne and H. Irwin Levy, Mrs. Levy is
General Campaign Chair of the 1988 Federation-UJA Campaign.
Lee and Irving Mazer
ney Marks with Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick.
Ben and Mildred Wohlgemnth with Jane Stat and Bernard Klebanow
Florence and Joseph Mandel with Ambassador Jeane J
Erwin H. Blonder with Jeanne and Sydney Fogel.
Sidney and Mildred Edelstein with Eleanor and Robert Balgley.
Simone and Norman Goldblum with Ambassador Jeane J Kirkpatrick.
Continued or Page 12

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 25, 1987
Federation/UJA Campaign
Major Gifts Dinner Raises Over $2.4 Million
Continued from Page 11
Mrs. David Finkle and Elizabeth Newman with Sidney Kohl.
Shirlee and Erwin H. Blonder with Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
Martha and Samuel Richman with Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick.
Norman and Elinor Belfer with Eleanor and Norman Rabb.
Play Sparks Criticism Of Dutch Law
Dutch Jews, whose vigorous
protests prevented the presen-
tation of a reputedly anti-
Semitic play by Rainer Werner
Fassbinder here recently, are
concerned that they may have
unleashed an anti-Semitic
blacklash to Holland.
The play, titled "Garbage,
the City and Death," was
withdrawn, reluctantly, by its
sponsor, the Amsterdam
Theatrical Academy, five days
after its scheduled premier
performance on the night of
Nov. 18 was aborted when
Jewish demonstrators oc-
cupied the stage at the
Lantern Theater. The play's
tour of theaters in Arnhem,
Utrecht and Haarlem was also
But the controversy, which
had raged for two months and
enlisted many non-Jews on the
side of the protestors, has
aroused great public interest
and some strong opinions. The
weekly Haagse Post published
a Dutch translation of the play
late last week and was sold out
almost as it hit the
Local dailies are filled with
letters to the editors, most of
which express the view that
the Jews who suffered so much
themselves should not have
'Nazi methods" to
freedom of
resorted to '
The prestigious daily NRC
Handelsblad, published a long
article by Milo Amstadt, a
former television producer of
Jewish origin, who defended
the play's depiction of one of
its main characters, an ex-
ploiter, as "the rich Jew."
According to Amstadt. who
was once a communist but
later joined the Labor Party, it
was only natural to portray a
Jew as rich since most of the
German Jews who survived
the Nazi era were rich, while
the Jewish proletariat was left
to its fate, he said.
Lody Van De Kamp, an Or-
thodox rabbi from The Hague,
warned in the Dutch Jewish
weekly NIW that the at-
mosphere in Holland has sud-
denly become so anti-Jewish
that Jews should consider
emigrating and settling in
Meanwhile, the Theatrical
Company Amsterdam has an-
nounced plans to screen two
Nazi films early next year
the notoriously anti-Semitic
"Jew SuessT' and Leni
Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the
Will." They will be shown in
the framework of the Karl
Kraus Project.
Kraus, an Austrian Jewish
author, revived the films to
show to what depths the
Austrian people sank under
the Nazi propaganda. His pro-
ject is subsidized in Holland by
the Amsterdam municipality,
the Austrian Embassy and the
Netherland Ministry of
Possible Successor To Waldheim?
VIENNA (JTA) Leaders
of the Socialist Party and the
conservative Peoples Party
were reported to be seriously
discussing a possible successor
to President Kurt Waldheim
should he be forced to resign
before his term expires.
The two parties comprise
Austria's governing coalition.
They are waiting for the
report of a six-member inter-
national commission of
military historians presently
investigating charges that
Waldheim was implicated in
the deportation of Greek Jews
and in atrocities against
civilians and resistance
fighters while serving as a
German army intelligence of-
ficer, in the Balkan* .during
World War II.
The commission, headed by
Hans Rudolf Kurz of
Switzerland, includes
historians from the United
States, Britain, West Ger-
many, Belgium and Israel. It is
expected to present its fin-
dings in mid-January.
As the panel convened here
for its third meeting, the local
branch of the Socialist Party in
the state of Tyrol called, at its
annual congress, for
Waldheim to resign. The Vien-
na section of the party
demanded his resignation last
Waldheim, however, is stan-
ding fast. After Kurz announc-
ed that the commission would
like to Question him as a
witness, Waldheim said he
would not consider its report
binding. The commission is not
a court, he said, and for the
president to bow to the fin-
dings of a foreign, non-judicial
body would denigrate Austrian
sovereignty and set a
dangerous precedent.
His remarks indicated a
growing uneasiness on the
part of Waldheim and his sup-
porters over the nature of the
commission's report. The
body, funded by the Austrian
government, was installed by
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y, December 25, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
World Sephardi Federation
Adopts New Structures And Directions
luch of the discussion at a
Ihree-day gathering of the
forld Sephardi Federation
dere recently focused on a con-
roversuU plan to restructure
hierarchy of the interna-
ional organization.
The plan nearly prompted a
walkout by the Israeli delega-
;ion to the federation's third
iternational congress. But
ihat was averted when the
federation agreed to amend
tie reorganization plan to in-
clude more Israeli representa-
lion in the policymaking
ichelons of the world
World Sephardi Federation
'resident Nessim Gaon of
?neva considers the restruc-
lring to be a cornerstone of
congress, held Nov. 30 to
:. 2 at the Laromme Hotel
[lore. But it appears far more
niblic enthusiasm was
generated by an offer Gaon
lade at the official opening of
congress Monday night.
Speaking to 400 delegates
from 18 countries, Gaon
declared that the federation is
brepared to send an Arabic-
speaking delegation to Am-
ran, Jordan; Rabat, Morocco;
iiyadh, Saudi Arabia; or
^nywhere else to seek common
understanding as the basis for
iiplomatic negotiations bet-
ween Israel and the Arab
nderetanding Of Arab
In his view, the common
language, the experience of
|iving among Arabs and the
mderstanding that Sephardim
lave of Arab cultures can help
lot only in the eventual peace
negotiations, but also in the
irital talk of building accep-
ince of Israel.
He added that the federation
as no desire to circumvent
sraeli government, but he
oted, too, that no one has
ade a serious effort to make
ace since the late Egyptian
resident Anwar Sadat came
ere, almost exactly 10 years
o, in 1977.
Foreign Minister Shimon
eres responded favorably to
Jaon's offer to utilize delegat-
ions of Jews of Mideast origin
open channels of dialogue
ith Israel's Arab neighbors,
e Sephardim can serve as a
esher (bridge) and as a shofar
lor peace, Peres told the
federation delegates.
His reaction, coming at the
osing of the congress, was in
ked contrast to that of
remier Yitzhak Shamir, who
aid nothing of the idea during
is remarks to the congress,
'hich immediately followed
n's opening speech. In
, a federation leader seated
Shamir during Gaon's
h said the premier was
ention Of London Meetings
In his remarks, delivered in
ythmic English, Peres ex-
ressed hope for peace, poin-
ng to three windows of op-
rtunity created by an agree-
ent reached with Jordan's
ing Hussein in London
Her this year, the recent
rab summit meeting in Am-
and the two superpowers'
declared intention to focus on
regional issues during the sum-
mit meetings between Presi-
dent Reagn and Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev.
It was the foreign minister's
first public acknowledgement
of his secret meeting in Lon-
don with Hussein. That is the
meeting at which the two
leaders reportedly agreed to
seek an international peace
conference that would lead to
direct negotiations between
Israel and its Arab neighbors.
Shamir has consistently op-
posed the idea of Israeli par-
ticipation in an international
conference, fearing that Israel
would be outnumbered in such
a forum and forced to make
compromises against its best
Praise For Sephardi
The prime minister chose to
focus on other issues in his
speech to the Sephardi
delegates Monday night. He
praised the Sephardim for
their socioeconomic and
political advances in Israel.
Shamir also praised Jewish
unity as a guarantor of Israeli
success and noted, on the
other hand, that Arab unity,
such as that displayed at the
Arab summit meeting in Am-
man last month, spelled trou-
ble for Israel.
Gaon expressed concern
about Jewish dis-unity at a
news conference preceding the
congress at Ben-Gurion air-
port Sunday night. He said the
federation would take strong
action to prevent Sephardic
children from falling prey to
religious fanaticism.
Non-Sephardic, ultra-
Orthodox yeshivas in Israel, he
and other leaders charged,
have been luring impoverished
Sephardic boys with promises
of education, room and board,
and in effect are turning them
against their families.
Sephardim are religiously
observant, yet tolerant, mak-
ing them an easy mark for ex-
tremists, Gaon said. Of the
world's estimated 13 million
Jews, about 3 million are
Sephardim, and about half of
them live in Israel.
Nevertheless, he lamented,
Sephardic culture has waned
in Israel in the last generation
because the recent Sephardic
immigrants came without
their teachers. Thev could not
have continuity of culture.
New Directions
Renewal of pride in Sephar-
dic culture was one of several
new directions urged by Gaon
and other leaders during the
congress. Others were increas-
ed assistance to Sephardim in
Israel, promotion of religious
moderation and improved
Sephardic education in the
The congress ratified only
one major resolution: the
reconstitution of the federa-
tion presidium, the top policy-
making board, to include more
diaspora members and fewer
Israelis but that only after a
protracted battle. The Israeli
Sephardic Federation had
threatened to pull out of the
world body if Israeli represen-
tation on the reconstituted
presidium was not increased
from 10 of 31 seats. They final-
ly got 14 of 35 seats.
At Gaon's suggestion, the
congress agreed to allow the
presidium to take action on the
other resolutions.
These included the opening
and eventual construction of
Sephardi House here, which
will coordinate federation pro-
gramming in Israel; expansion
of current scholarship and bar
mitzvah programs; and crea-
tion of a council of mayors
from Israel's development
towns, which are heavily
The world federation an-
nounced the establishment of
scholarship funds in the names
of former Premier Menachem
Begin and the late Pinchas
Sapir, former Israeli finance
Begin was premier in 1978,
when Project Renewal, the
diaspora-Israel effort to im-
prove Israel's development
towns, was established. Sapir
was honored for his compas-
sionate partnership.
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Appeal Campaigns.
Carrie Mueller was born
on July 17, 1886, the
daughter of German im-
migrant parents. Though
she displayed artistic
talent as a child, growing
up female in the early
20th-century America
determined her life: she at-
tended secretarial school,
worked to support her
parents, and then married
and raised a son, Edward.
She did not discover the
art world until 10 years
after her husband's death
in 1956 when she attended
a stocks and bonds
seminar at a local high
school at the suggestion of
her son. Edward felt that
this would interest his
70-year-old mother.
However, Ms. Mueller
soon walked out after the
lecture began and strolled
past an adult education art
class in progress. In-
trigued by people of all
ages expressing
themselves through pain-
ting, she was invited to
join the class. This chance
introduction to art started
her painting which lasted
through her 82nd year
when failing eyesight caus-
ed her to end her artistic
Her prolific output,
which has been likened to
the work of Grandma
Moses, included land-
scapes, still-lifes, portraits
and street scenes. She
travelled all across
America and to many
parts of the world where
she sketched everything
that attracted her eye.
Upon retuning from each
of these trips, she rapidly
committed her impres-
sions to canvas.
In her first year of pain-
ting, this Philadelphia resi-
dent made her name
known throughout the art
world. Ms. Mueller won in-
umerable art show prizes,
and became a commercial
success as well as a critical
one. Several of her pain-
tings hang in the gover-
nor's mansion is Har-
risburg, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Mueller moved to
South Florida in 1974.
Failing eyesight and other
illnesses confined her to
bed towards the end of her
life. But at 99, she took a
course in creative writing,
and with the help of a tape
recorder and devoted
friends, prepared herself
to write her memoirs.
In May 1985 she ex-
hibited 80 of her excep-
tional American Primitive
works on behalf of the
American Society for
Technion, Israel's institute
of technology, in West
Palm Beach. She also
celebrated her 99th birth-
day with a retrospective of
selected paintings at the
H el ander/Rubin stein
Gallery in Palm Beach. At
the time, Mr. Helander
said of her work, "My in-
itial reaction was extreme-
ly favorable and I could
recognize at once the
special talent and in some
cases sheer genius of her
pictorial depictions of
everyday life.
Mrs. Mueller's remain-
ing pictures will be sold in
the near future with the
proceeds going to philan-
thropic endeavors.
For more information
about the Federation's En-
dowment Fund, contact
Edward Baker, Endow-
ment Director, at the
Federation office,
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Hadassah Education Day Set
Dorothy Mofson Kaye,
President of The Florida
Atlantic Region of Hadassah,
announces that Education
Day, Thursday, Jan. 7, 9:30
a.m., is being chaired by Laura
London, at the Florida Atlan-
tic University Center
The theme "Feminism in
Judaism" will be developed by
a panel of leaders, consisting
of Cantor Elaine Shapiro,
Temple Sinai, Delray Beach;
Leona Kay, President of Tem-
ple Sinai; and Elsie Leviton,
founder of the Judaica Library
at Temple Israel, West Palm
Beach. Blanche Herzlich of the
Region Speakers' Bureau, will
discuss Jewish Women Com-
ing of Age, and Bess Appel,
Zionist Affairs Chairman, will
speak on Educating the Jewish
Rabbi Theodore Feldman of
Congregation B'nai Torah,
Boca Raton, will give the clos-
ing address.
Tickets are $4.50, available
through individual Hadassah
chapters, or the region office,
1600 No. Federal Highway,
Boynton Beach, Florida,
phone 734-7384. The public is
invited and asked to bring a
sandwich. Coffee and cake will
be served. Early reservations
are recommended.
Pictorial Review of
Hadassah's 75 Years of Service
i ^
(BEERSHEVA) Ruthie Asraf-Bani, first woman to head
Ben-Gurion University Student Association. Photo: Amir
Florida Atlantic Region is
presenting a pictorial review
of Hadassah's 76 years of ser-
vice to Israel and the United
States. This exhibition
originated from the Museum
of the Diaspora in Tel Aviv. It
will be shown at the Henry
Morrison Flagler Museum,
Coconut Row, Palm Beach.
from Jan. 10 through Jan. 31
Admission price is $3.50
Group rates.are $2.50 per per
son for parties of 20 or more
The museum is closed
A preview is scheduled for
Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The even-
ing will start with a guided
tour of the exhibition. A con-
cert will be given by the Palm
Beach Piano Quartet featuring
Sylvia Brainen, Renee
Bergman, Selma Cohen and
Fannie Ushkow. A buffet will
be served and music for danc-
ing by Sammy Fields.
Reservations at $30 per per-
son is by invitation only.
Menorah Chapter meets Jan. 12 at Congregation Aitz
Chaim, at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Mary Sandier will review the book
"Jewish Cooking Around the World." Boutique and
Coming events:
Jan. 6, Evening at Palm Beach Jai Alai.
Jan. 11-15, Lav Vegas trip, five-days, four-nights, at
Flamingo Hilton.
Jan. 13, "Funny Girl" at Royal Palm Dinner Theatre.
Jan. 17, Frankie Kein at Les Violins.
Transportation from Carteret Savings Bank,
Okeechobee Blvd. A bus leaves every Saturday evening for
games at Seminole Village.
Beatrice Nadel, President of Olam Chapter has announc-
ed that the Six Annual Gift of Love Luncheon for the
Benefit of the BBW Children's Home in Israel will be held
at the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, Wellington, on
Monday, Jan. 18, at noon.
One of the highlights of the annual affair, is the designa-
tion of the Honoree of the Day, a woman who contributes
not only to B'nai B'rith Women, but who serves as a superb
inspiration to women of the community due to her involve-
ment in a community project. The Honoree this year will be
Lenora Walkover, a tireless worker in the Guardian Ad
Litem Program of Palm Beach County. Mrs. Walkover
travels from this area to Belle Glades almost on a daily
basis. A strolling fashion show by Regi of the Palm
Beaches, modeled by members, and performance by the
Caldwell Theatre Company Drama Group, will also be
presented. Chairman of the event is Miriam Tanner.
Olam Chapter will hold their monthly meeting at the
Poinciana Country Clubhouse, Poinciana Dr., Lake Worth
on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Refreshments will be served at
12:30 p.m. The program will highlight the need for
volunteers in the community. The director of the literary
program of Palm Beach Library, and the director of John
F. Kennedy Hospital volunteer service will speak.
The Lee Vaaail Chapter invites you to attend the Annual
HMO Luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at noon, at MacAr
thur Vineyard, located in the Holiday Inn, 4431 PGA Blvd.,
Palm Beach Gardens.
Join them for lunch and entertainment. Donation $25.
Cypress Lakea-Lcianreville Chapter invites you to at-
tend their regular membership meeting Tuesday, Jan. 5,
12:30 p.m. at the American Savings and Loan, West Gate,
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Mini-lunch will be
served. Everyone welcome.
Coming event: June 2 through 5, Las Vegas Fling.
Tikvah West Palm Beach Chapter is participating in
Education Day Jan. 7 at Florida Atlantic University in
Boca Raton. The topic is Feminism and Judaism. An ex-
citing program is planned with audience participation and
guest speaker Rabbi Theodore Feldman. Transportation is
Yovel West Pain Beach Chapter members and guests
will view the Pictoral Review Exhibit of Hadassah's 75
years of service to Israel and the United States, at the
Flagler Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Transportation
The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday,
Jan. 6, at 9:30 a.m. at the American Savings Bank, at the
West Gate of Century Village on Okeechobee Blvd., WPB.
Our guest speaker wiD be Attorney Willa Fearrington.
Refreshments will be served.
Poale Zion will meet Thursday, Jan. 7, 1 pjn. at the
American Savings Bank, Westgate of Century Village.
The Century Village Mandolin Ensemble will present a
program of classical and Yiddish folk melodies. All are
Exrat Chib of Lake Worth will hold their regular mon-
thly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at noon, at the Beach
Federal Savings and Loan Bank, located on the corner of
Mihtary Trail and Gun Club Road in West Palm Beach.
There will be a talk on "The Scope of Plastic Surgery"
Jiven by Dr. Ian Thompson. Dr. Thompson is on the staff at
ohn F. Kennedy Hospital of Atlantis.
Theodore Hersl Club will hold their regular meeting
Jan. 7,1 p.m. at the Lake Worth Shuffleboard Courts. Irv-
ing Oblas will review "Anne Frank Remembered."
Okeechobee Section next membership meeting will be
Thursday, Jan. 21 at the American Savings Bank,
Westgate, 12:30p?m. Guest speaker will be Lois Frankel
member of the Florida House of Representatives.
Coming events:
of/i^* Ju}' h ^^ Pahn Dinner Theatre, "Funny
Girt. For information, call Maxine Foster Canterbury
W^^y-Priday, March 9-11, Trip to Key West, three-
days, two-nights. Breakfasts and dinners included
k 2&X** %: ^ ** Lake Wortl1 w* Chapter will
hold then- monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. at theCountry
Stnure Inn^Lake Worth Road and the Turnpike. Gokne
Brodsky, Program Director of Palm Beach National ORT
wiU show slides and talk about her trip to China. Mini-lunch
will be served.
Mid-Palm Chapter will meet on Monday, Dec. 28 at
rempte Beth Sholom at 1 p.m. There will be a musical
recital by Cantor Irving Charney.
Okeechobee Chapter in Royal Palm Beach will hold a
paid-up membership luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 12:30
p.m., at the home of Jennie Pallor in the Trails. Donation
Continued frost Page 2
ing both the year of Israel's
40th anniversary and a U.S.
presidential election year, the
demand for space is great; ear-
ly registration is encouraged.
"We are extremely for-
tunate to have such dynamic
and knowledgeable speakers,"
said Amy B. Goldberg of New
York City, who with Jeffrey L.
Berkowitz of Coral Gables, are
Conference co-chairmen.
"From 'International Ter-
rorism' to 'America's Role in
the Persian Gulf,' this year's
Conference should be not only
informative, but also a truly
enlightening experience."
Berkowitz added, "We
already have 1,500 spaces
reserved, and space is selling
out quickly. We are encourag-
ing people to register and
secure spaces now.
Anita Gray of Cleveland and
Theodore A. Young of
Philadelphia, respective chairs
of the Young Women's
Leadership Cabinet and the
Young Leadership Cabinet,
are pleased with the large
number of early registrants.
Said Gray, "UJA National
Chairman Martin F. Stein and
Chairman-designate Morton
A. Kornreich have emphasized
UJA's pledge to young leader-
ship by leatting-off UJA's 50th
Anniversary celebration with
this event. The Conference in
Washington is a cornerstone in
the foundation of our commit-
ment to informing and
educating today's young
Jewish leaders." Young add-
ed, "We've drawn thousands
to each of the six Young
Leadership Conferences we've
had and expect to reach
capacity again but earlier
this time, due to the election
year and presence of critical
issues such as Soviet Jewry,
the Middle East Peace pro-
cess, and burning issues about
Jewish life here in the U.S. It
is more important than ever to
register early."
For more information,
?lease contact: Mark Mendel,
oung Adult Division Direc-
tor, at the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County office,

/"ft w%l-m2w% A *J Friday, December 25, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Mezuzot Affixed, Chanukah Party Held At Meridian House

Rabbi Alan Sherman (right), Chaplain of
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County, conduct* a service for resident! of
Meridian Hoaae in Tantana prior to affix*
ing mezuzot to the doorpoata of several of
the resident's apartments on Dec. 15. The
metuzot were purchased at the request of
the residents by Alvin Gorodetser (second
front right) during his recent trip to Israel.
Mr. Gorodetser is a Federation Chaplain
Aide who regularly conducts services for
the residents of Meridian House.
Tina Heiden, a resident of Meridian House,
lights the menorah on the afternoon of the
first candlelightinr. A Chanukah party,
sponsored by the Chaplain Aides and Meri-
dian House, featured lathes and Chanukah
Bad Weather May Mean Redoubling Of Relief Efforts
Continued from Page 7
ject is exploring ways of
manufacturing and marketing
pottery and building materials
using Ethiopia's indigenous
clay deposits.
The Joint's agricultural pro-
ject, successful up until this
year's unfortunate weather,
operates with the assistance of
$1.3 million in grants from
United States AID and an ad-
ditional $150,000 from USA
for Africa's Live-Aid
The bulk of JDC's $55
million budget comes from
United Jewish Appeal funds
earmarked for "international
concerns." But because U.S.
law limits American funding in
"unfriendly" Marxist states
like Ethiopia to "recovery"
projects only, the JDC has
been turning to Jewish com-
munities in Denmark, Sweden
and Canada for assistance in
its development projects.
"We're asking the Swedes
and others to go to their big in-
ternational development agen-
cies and ask them to make
funds available," said
Cooperstock. "The Danes ap-
proached their development
officials and they were
delighted to honor a Jewish
The JDC's International
Development Fund is not the
only American Jewish relief
organization providing aid to
Montreal Campaign Tops $30M
MONTREAL Montreal's Combined Jewish Appeal at-
tained $30,237,192 last month, becoming the first Jewish
community outside of the United Stated to raise more than
$30 million in its annual campaign.
The figure represented an increase of more than_$2
million over the 1986 Campaign on a gift-for-gift basis. The
Women's Division also attained a record total .of
$3,599,538. ^v.-.v. v.v.v.v^v.v.....
developing countries. For in-
stance, the Boston-based
American Jewish World Ser-
vice, founded in 1985, is
meeting this week with inter-
national disaster specialists to
discuss impending food shor-
tages in Ethiopia.
According to the group's
president, Laurence Simon,
the World Service has also
been planning a response to
direct requests from indepen-
dent relief committees in the
war-torn Ethiopian provinces
of Tigre and Eritrea. They
hope to apply the advanced
Israeli grain storage techni-
ques that they have introduced
in Sri Lanka, Togo and the
Cooperstock acknowledges
the work of the AJWS.
"Thre's room for two flowers
in the garden," he said.
Still, Cooperstock is proud of
the JDC's standing in the in-
ternational community. "The
Ethiopian government has
said we are an example of how
an effective NGO (non-
governmental organization)
Abe Feldman (left) reads the prayer for affixing his mezuzah
with Rabbi Sherman.
Synagogue Complaint
In Yugoslavia the Jewish community of Subotica, north
of Belgrade, is protesting against the misuse of its former
synagogue. The 200-strong community objects to the ex-
synagogue building being used to stage performances by a
theatrical company in which an actor is required to perform
unseemly acts.
The community donated the 1,000-seat synagogue to the
town some years ago but it retained the right to decide to
what purpose the building should be put. Now the com-
munity says its feelings are being ignored by the town.
Auschwitz Center Ho/ft To Youth
An international youth center near the site of the former
Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz, Poland, housed
some 1,300 guests during its first year of operation and is
almost constantly filled to capacity during the vacation
season. The center was built with West German funds on
the initiative of Aktion Suhnezeichen.
Speaking on the first anniversary of the center's open-
ing, a spokesman said the majority of the guests were
groups of young people from the Federal Republic of Ger-
many and Poland. Two school classes from the German
Democratic Republic as well as young people from Israel
and Denmark also stayed in the center's three buildings,
which can house 70 people. While the primary goal of many
young German visitors is to face the history of their own
country, young Poles are primarily interested in learning
more about daily life in the Federal Republic.


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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.
This Week's Programs
Monday, Dec. 28 Games
with Rose.
Tuesday, Dec. 29 A travel
lecture sponsored by Royal
Palm Savings Bank and
presented by Flamingo Travel
Wednesday, Dec. 30 JCC
Goes to the Movies.
Thursday, Dec. 31 Come
Celebrate New Year's Eve
with the JCC at 11:30 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 1 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.
The Jewish Community
Center is proud to offer classes
Jrovided by Palm Beach
unior College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. This year,
both agencies are requiring
fees for these classes along
with registration. The
schedule is as follows:
Palm Beach School Board
Adult Education Classes
Creative Writing
Fridays, Jan. 22 through
March 11, 9:30 a.m. $4 for
eight sessions.
Palm Beach Junior College
Alzheimer's Tuesdays, Jan.
6, 1:30 p.m. $3 for eight
Calligraphy Tuesdays, Jan.
12 through Feb. 2, 10
a.m.-noon. $3 for four seasons.
Other Classes and Activities
Arts and Crafts Mon-
days, Jan. 4 through Feb. 22,
1-3 p.m. $1, member, $2 non-
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.
Free Dinner Theater for
Prime Time Singles Paid
Members. Musicana West
Palm Beach, Sunday, Jan. 10
at 5:30 p.m. Reservations re-
quired. Call Sally 478-9397 or
Evelyn 686-6724.
Las Vegas Style show "To
Hollywood with Love," at
Newport Pub, Sunday, Feb.
14. Member, $34, non-member
$37. Includes dinner and
transportation. Prepaid
registration required by Jan.
Reel' Conflict On Status Quo
Basket Weaving Mon-
days, ongoing through Feb.
22, 1 p.m. $1 per session and
Fun With Yiddish Mon-
days, beginning Jan. 4, 10 a.m.
Timely Topics Mondays
ongoing following lunch.
Lunch at 1:15 p.m., Program
at 2 p.m.
Senior Stretches and Exer-
cises Tuesdays, Jan. 5
through Jan. 26, 10 a.m.
Health and Reflezology
Tuesdays ongoing through
December, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a
Hot Kosher Meal afterward.
For information, call Jo-Ann
at 689-7700.
Bridge Instruction New
Bridge classes, basic bidding
and play by series only. New
class starts every five weeks.
Wednesdays, at 1:30 p.m. $12,
members, $15 for non-
members, for five sessions.
Speakers Clnb -
Thursdays, ongoing, 10 a.m.
Do you play Canasta? Join
the many who are enjoying an
afternoon of fun and friend-
ship 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. No fee for lunch.
Contributions are requested.
Please call Milicent for your
reservations at 689-7700.
JCC Thespians Fridays,
ongoing, join at any time 10
a.m. to 12 noon.
Yon, Your Health and
Wellness Tuesday, Jan. 12
at 1:15 p.m. "The Revolution
in Medicare" Instructor
Gert Friedman, specialist in
Disease Prevention and
Wellness Programs. A five
session series based on
Newsweek's January 26 cover
story. Learn how we got to
where we are with health care.
What's happening today and
what are our medical choices.
No Fee registration limited.
Call Jo-Ann at 689-7700.
Thursday Potpourri
Thursday Filmfest -
Thursday, Jan. 7, 1:30 p.m.
"On Golden Pond" with Henry
Fonda and Katherine
Prime Time Singles Thurs-
day, Jan. 21, 1:30 p.m.
Book Review Thursday,
Jan. 28, 2 p.m. "Beverly An
Autobiography," by Beverly
Sills and Lawrence Linder-
man. The review will be given
by Ruth Graham, Professional
Teacher, and Lecturer.
Second Tuesday Council
Second Tuesday of each
month, 2 p.m.
Continued from Page 5
streets of Jerusalem between
haredi protesters shouting
"Shabbos!" and sometimes
throwing bottles and stones,
and police determined to con-
tain their illegal
There were also political
repercussions. Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir came out
against Sabbath screenings in
the city, and local Likud
members wearing shirts say-
ing "Shabbat Peace Now" (a
play on the name of the left-
wing movement, Peace Now)
briefly joined with the haredi
demonstrators. President
Chaim Herzog spoke out
against the screenings, and
held meetings with all sides of
the conflict in order to help
resolve it. All of the religious
party representatives on the
Jerusalem city council from
Shas, Agudat Yisrael and the
National Religious Party
dropped out of the city's ruling
coalition. This was not enough
to topple Kollek's One
Jerusalem party coalition,
which runs the city, but it left
him with a scant three seat
"I'm not political at
all," said one young
Jerusalemite outside
Beit Agron. "But I
live here, I work here,
and I want to enjoy
myself here."
As usual, all eyes turned to
the mayor to arrive at a com-
promise that would hold back
the forces that continually
threaten to undo the tenuous
tapestry of tolerance with
which Jerusalem's peace is
maintained. Though he has ex-
pressed sympathy for Sabbath.
movie-goers, the city's legal
action against Beit Agron con-
tinues, and will eventually be
decided in the courts.
The high holidays brought a
break in both the screenings
and the protests. Top level
negotiations over the movie
issue continues, and some
political analysts hopefully
suggested that a compromise
was in the works that could
defuse the issue. One high
municipal official said a solu-
tion to the Sabbath movie con-
troversy could be tied to a
resolution to Jerusalem's long-
awaited soccer stadium.
Because of religious party
pressure. Prime Minister
Shamir has been fearful of
signing the final go-ahead for
the stadium's construction. A
possible trade-off of the two
issues is being seriously
discussed in some quarters.
Veteran observers of
Jerusalem's religious wars
have predicted that when the
tear gas clears, the Sabbath in
the nation's capital will return
to its accustomed peace and
quiet, with a few additional
non-commercial Friday night
film showings. Teddy Kollek
may indeed once again suc-
cessfully patch up the fabric of
his culturally divided city. But
even he cannot repair the
damage done to the tottering
foundation of the status quo by
this latest evidence of the ever-
widening fault line between
Israel's secular and ultra-
Orthodox religious
Soviet Jewry Leaders
Verdict On Summit Still Out
Continued from Page 5
going to be any changes affec-
ting Soviet Jews, they will
have to happen.. as we go in-
to an election year and a
follow-up summit in Moscow,"
he said.
Goodman pointed out that
the Dec. 6 rally "helped to
create a sense of good will in
Washington among our
political leaders. "He said Gor-
bachev "will have to reconcile
himself to that reality if he
wants a normal relationship
with our country."
Most optimistic was
Abraham Bayer, international
affairs director of the National
Jewish Community -Relations
Advisory Council, which is
responsible for organizing
Jewish communities across the
Bayer praised Reagan for
making good on his promise to
press Gorbachev on the Jewish
emigration issue. "Human
rights was the first issue
before he spoke about
anything else," Bayer said,
"and he raised the issue of the
rally to prove the deep-felt
concern of the American
Remember, Bayer said,
"nothing happens all at once in
the Soviet Union. You don't
push a button and someone
gets free. That would go
against their character
because that would mean that
a superpower could be
pressured." He said that what
has happened in the past is
that over a period of time,
"things begin to happen" and
the doors open up.
Bayer hopes that "Gor-
bachev, being a very practical
man, realized finally that this
issue will not go away. If this
visit didn't convince him about
this, then I don't think anyone
Above all, Bayer pointed to
the "incredible byproduct"of
the summit, an increased
"feeling of Jewish solidarity.
It showed that every stripe,
every different persuasion, all
united, put this together.
"I've never experienced
such a Jewish feeing of
solidarity. I'm not sure, it may
be that the American Jewish
community got more out of
this than Soviet Jewry," he
said. "Gorbachev may have
been able to achieve more
Jewish unity than we've been
able to do ourselves in the past
Children swarm around David Sandier and his Israeli stamp
collection at the JCC Book Fair. P

Friday, December 26, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Waldheim Denies New Charges
(JTA) Austrian President
Kurt Waldheim has denied
new allegations about his per-
sonal involvement in atrocities
committed against Yugoslav
partisans during World War
I, though he has admitted
knowing of them.
He has also moved to sue an
Austrian periodical for
publishing a story about his
reputed acceptance of bribes in
exchange for sparing the lives
of hostages in Yugoslavia in
1943 and 1944.
The new allegations surfac-
ed as an international commis-
sion meeting in Vienna, which
Waldheim himself convened,
broadened the scope of its in-
vestigation against him after
receiving testimony from his
wartime colleagues.
Articles alleging Waldheim's
Nazi activities in Yugoslavia
were published in two German-
language magazines, the West
German Stern and the
Austrian Wiener magazine.
The Stern article contended
that the German army unit in
which Waldheim was serving
as a lieutenant was directly in-
volved in massacres and depor-
tations in the area of Kozara,
Yugoslavia, during the sum-
mer of 1942.
A spokesman for Waldheim
denied reports in Stern linking
the Austrian president per-
sonally to the Kozara
atrocities, in which some 4,000
Yugoslavs were killed and
10,000 others were sent to
forced labor camps, where
thousands died.
Waldheim initiated legal
proceedings against Wiener
for an article, written by
American journalist Chuck
Ashman, which charged that
Waldheim, as an intelligence
officer in the Wehrmacht dur-
ing World War II, accepted
gifts of coins and gold jewelry
in exchange for sparing the
lives of hostages in Yugoslavia
in 1943 and 1944.
The Austrian Press Agency
was quoted as saying that the
Wiener article was intended to
incite "feelings against the
Austrian head of state by un-
qualified and untrue
The Chicago Tribune
reported that Waldheim ad-
mitted in an interview with
that paper that he knew of
Nazi reprisals against
Yugoslav partisans, but insists
he was not involved in carry-
ing them out.
"Orders to carry out
reprisals existed," he told the
Tribune, but "They came from
the highest war office in
Berlin. That was well known
by everyone. Only I was not in-
volved in it."
Waldheim said in the inter-
view that he was a victim of "a
defamation campaign against
me by all kinds of circles" and
added that he has no inten-
tions of resigning as Austrian
president, despite increasing
pressure to do so.
But Waldheim again re-
jected charges that he par-
ticipated in reprisals against
civilians or deporation of Jews
to concentration camps during
his term as an intelligence of-
ficer and interpreter in the
According to the report in
Stern, Waldheim worked for a
captain whose task included
the coordination of fascist
Croatian forces (Ustasha) and
the German field police, as
well as the installation of col-
lection camps for prisoners of
According to a spokesman
for Waldheim, his tasks had
only included "office work, the
reporting of dealing with supp-
ly goods," The official explana-
tion of Waldheim's war role is
as a "subordinate supply of-
ficer" who did not "take part
in any combat, intelligence or
counterintelligence opera-
tions, nor in the handling of
POWs or civilians during that
Waldheim told the Chicago
Tribune that his main task as a
23-year-old first lieutenant
was to compile a daily report
of troop activities during the
Wehrmacht campaign in the
The new charges and admis-
sions come as the Austrian-
funded commission in-
vestigating Waldheim
prepares to publish its conclu-
sions in January, although ad-
ditional information may push
back publication of the fin-
dings to a later date.
Waldheim has reportedly
said that although he himself
convened the commission in-
vestigating him, he does not
feel its verdict will be binding.
He said, "A head of state could
never submit himself to a
private foreign tribunal."
Waldheim said it is "up to me
to decide on the
Meanwhile, a remark last
week by Neil Sher of the U.S.
Justice Department's Office of
Special Investigations has trig-
gered a diplomatic protest by
the Austrian government.
Skher said that the
documents leading to the U.S.
decision to put Waldheim on
the "watch list" for unwanted
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aliens had been based on
evidence of his direct involve-
ment in atrocities. However,
he added, these documents
could not be handed over to
the international investigatory
commission, since they were
part of an internal
On Thursday, the secretary
of the Austrian Foreign
Ministry, Thomas Klestil, sum-
moned the U.S. temporary en-
voy in Vienna, Philip Habib, to
express the Austrian govern-
ment's displeasure over the
remark. At the same time, the
Austrian ambassador in
Washington lodged a protest
to the U.S. government.
The mounting reports about
Waldheim appear for the first
time to be having a negative
effect on the Austrian head of
state's popularity.
A poll published by an
Austrian paper Friday in-
dicated that 50 percent of
Austrians would favor
Waldheim's resignation if the
historians' commission found
he knew about war crimes
while in the army. A third of
the persons asked were
The strongest criticism of
Waldheim came from persons
aged 30 to 49, of whom 60 per-
cent favored a resignation,
while older and younger
Austrians remained under the
60 percent mark.
All previous polls have in-
dicated that Waldheim would
again be elected if he were a
contender in new elections.
Meanwhile, Nazi-hunter
Beate Klarsfeld was briefly de-
tained Thursday by Austrian
police in Vienna, where she
was arrested for trying to
paste anti-Waldheim posters
on the former imperial palace.
The posters recalled that 1988
will be the 50th anniversary of
the Anschluss, Germany's an-
nexation of Austria.
Composer John Duffy, left, and Abba Ebban
Eban and Mehta Set Heritage to Score
An Irish composer, an Israeli statesman and a Parsee Indian
have gotten together with the Israel Philharmonic to help create
in music and words a first of its kind: a musical history of the
Jewish people Heritage a 50-minute recording that captures
a 5,000-year-old common tradition shared by Christians and
The powerful music is based on one of television's most trium-
phant success stories: Heritage: Civilization and the Jews and
captures all the drama of the series with a moving text narrated
by Abba Ebban, statesman and diplomat. Performed by the
Israel Philharmonic and conducted by Zubin Mehfca, the recor-
ding is a unique creation. John Duffy wrote the score.
Freedom From Smoking
JFK Medical Center is offering "Freedom From Smok-
ing," Stop Smoking Clinic on Tuesdays, Jan. 5 Feb. 9
from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. This seven session course is designed
for people who benefit from group support in their efforts
to quit.
This clinic emphasizes "unlearning" a habit and does not
involve scare tactics. Registration is $50 for the seven ses-
sion course. Please call Center for Health Promotion at
433-3644 to ensure a seat.

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Taming The Seas
and working the land were the
inextricably linked purposes
which drove early Zionist
pioneers in Eretz Israel. The
marriage of agriculture to set-
tlement continues today but
has opened up to include
mariculture or "fish farm-
ing" as well.
Mariculture, like its land-
bound counterpart, seeks to
domesticate and control
maritime organism: in a way
which can best mt?t human
needs. In this case, forms of
wild sea animals are the
targets for controlled
breeding, hatching and grow-
ing experiments.
For the last six years, the
Jewish Agency Rural Settle-
ment Department largely
funded by the UJA/Federation
Campaign has supported
the National Institute for
Development of Mariculture,
of the Israel Oceanographic
and Limnological Research
Center in Eilat. "We are in-
volved because of the potential
economic benefit to settlers in
the Arava," says Jewish Agen-
cy Settlement Department
Director Yehuda Dekel, who
defines the department's chief
task of "scaling up" or taking
experimental-stage results and
raising them to the point of
commercial feasibility. "In-
laboratory, small-scale pilot
projects are precursors to
future business endeavors,"
explains Dekel.
Today's main project focuses
on sea bream, known as
"Dorade Royale" in Europe
and "Denise" in Israel. Found
originally in the Sinai Penin-
sula, some of these fish were
transferred to Eilat before
Israel's evacuation of Sinai.
After almost ten years of ex-
perimentation, the fish have
been successfully bred in cap-
tivity. This year, 25 tons of the
fish were sold in Italy for four
to five dollars a pound.
The transformation of wild
sea life to artifically-raised
products involves research and
adaptations at every stage of
When finally mature, the
fish are removed from the hat-
chery and transferred to thin
mesh cages suspended in the
ocean. For 18 months, the fish
live in the cages until they
reach a marketable weight.
Feeding the bream proved to
be complicated due to the
varied diet demanded by the
creatures during different
periods in their life cycle.
Another unexpected obstacle
to fish farming was that in the
enclosed area of the hatchery,
the fishes' own waste products
accumulated. The excretions,
combined with high levels of
sunlight, contributed to the
rapid growth of algae, which
competed with the fish for ox-
ygen. The fish were in effect,
poisoning themselves.
Oysters, which filter water by
extracting algae for their own
nutrition, provided the ideal
solution. Not only efficient
water purifiers, oysters
themselves are a potentially
marketable product abroad.
Along with its experimenta-
tion with the sea bream, the
National Institute for the
Development of Mariculture
has begun cultivating other
fish for export.
Mariculture is already pro-
viding employment for Arava
settlers. The laboratory's
research director is a member
of Kibbutz Yotyata; staff
represent the kibbutzim of
Elipaz, Elot, Yahel, Ketura
and Samar.
These settlers prove that
pioneering need not be limited
to working the land, especially
when the seas provide such a
fertile and relatively untapped
source of livelihood.
Refuseniks To Pursue Visas
Despite Lack Of Financial Waivers
emigration officials Wednes-
day, Dec. 9 told an unspecified
number of Moscow Jewish
refuseniks to reapply to
emigrate even though their
relatives have refused to sign
waivers of financial obligation.
But it was unclear whether
the waiver, known by
refuseniks as the "poor
relatives" clause, was officially
New York City Councilman
Noach Dear said it was. He in-
formed the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that a spokesperson in
the office of Konstantin Khar-
chev, chairman of the Soviet
Council of Religious Affairs,
told him by telephone from
Moscow that the requirement
of a financial waiver from
relatives was being
He said the spokesperson
related that the emigration of-
fice was calling refuseniks and
telling them to reapply for
visas. Desr estimated that up
to 500 people could be
The waiver, clause 24 of the
codified rules for emigration
published in January, has been
Pact Makes Israel
NATO Ally Of U.S.
Israeli Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin and Defense
Secretary Frank Carlucci sign-
ed a memorandum of
understanding that boosts
Israel's status to the
equivalent of a NATO ally of
the United States.
The agreement, signed at
the Pentagon at the beginning
of Rabin's three-day visit here,
provides for the United States
and Israel to carry out joint
military research and develop-
ment programs. It also allows
Israel to bid on military sales
to the Pentagon on the same
basis as NATO members.
Israel joins a select group of
five major non-NATO allies of
the United States that also
comprises Australia, Egypt,
Japan and South Korea.
The memorandum takes on
new importance in the wake of
Israel's agreement, under
Sressure from the United
tates, to cancel development
of the Lavi jet fighter. The
new pact is expected to help
save many of the Israel Air-
craft Industry jobs lost by the
Pentagon sources noted that
the memorandum is the latest
in a series of cooperating
agreements with Israel since
tile 1970s, including the four-
year-old memorandum on
strategic cooperation.
After the signing Rabin and
Carlucci held a meeting that
included a working lunch.
Rabin also had separate
meetings with the civilian
secretaries of the military
branches as well as with Gen.
Colin Powell.
an integral part of the process
of obtaining emigration visas,
and its absence has prevented
many refuseniks from receiv-
ing exit visas.
Relatives who do not wish
their relatives to emigrate fre-
quently refuse to sign the
waiver even if financial obliga-
tions are not at issue.
Delay Tactic'
However, a long-time
Moscow refusenik told the
Long Island Committee for
Soviet Jewry that only
members of a seminar group
founded by Aha Zonis had
been notified they may reapp-
ly, and that refuseniks were
largely considering it a "delay
tactic' at the tune of the
U.S.-Soviet summit meetings.
But Dear said -refusenik
Vladimir (Zeev) Dashevsky of
Moscow, who is not part of
Zonis' group, said he received
a phone call from the Moscow
emigration office telling him to
reapply for a visa. Dashevsky
added that some of his friends
had also received similar calls,
and that the news had been an-
nounced in the media.
He told his daughter, Irina
Dashevsky Kara-Ivanov, a
former refusenik living in
Israel since May, by telephone
that he would reapply. But she
said she was not sure he or
other refuseniks would actual-
ly receive visas.
"I hope this is a good sign,"
she said, "but I will believe it
only when I see my father in
Israel ... We would like to
believe that there are positive
changes in the Soviet Union
and that there is real glasnost
and democracy."
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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 am., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. Rabbi
Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew Beck.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing Address: 6085
Parkwalk Drive, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. Phone 736-7687.
Cantor Alex Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 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 25, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Sisterhood will hold their
Board Meeting on Monday,
Jan. 4, at 9:45 a.m., and their
regular installation meeting on
Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m.
Frances Rose will be the in-
stalling officer and entertain-
ment will be furnished.
On Sunday morning, Jan. 17,
temple will hold its annual
event to honor a deserving
Christian. This year, Cruz
Almedina, the temple's
maintenance man, will be
honored. Mr. Almedina is an
extremely devoted employee
of the Temple, and although he
is a senior citizen, he is com-
pletely dedicated to the
building's proper care, and is
himself the 'maintenance
staff.' That Sunday morning a
full brunch will be served. Pro-
minent guests will speak brief-
ly County Commissioner
Ken Adams, Dorothy Wilken,
and Carol Roberts. Represen-
ting the Jewish community
and speaking for Jewish
Federation will be Attorney
Leonard N. Hanser.
Sisterhood wili hold their
monthly meeting on Wednes-
day, Jan. 6. Prudential-Bache
representative will discuss
financial planning.
Refreshments will be served
by the Sisterhood at 12:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20 a
deli-luncheon-fahion-show will
be held at 12:30 p.m.
Shabbat service on Friday,
Dec. 25 will be conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro. His
sermon will be, "Can We
Talk." Cantor Stuart Pittle
will lead the congregation in
Services begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited. During
Area Deaths
Arthur. 81. of Lake Worth. Guttarman
Warheit Sentinel Plan Chapel, Boca Raton.
Bernard, of Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinatein
Guaranteed Security Plan.
Phillip, 73, of Lake Worth. Riverside Guar-
dian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach
Adrian I., 78, of Lantana. Riverside Guar-
dian Funeral Home. West Palm Beach.
Ruth. 86. of Palm Beach Riverside Guar-
dian Funeral Home. West Palm Beach.
Millie. 80. of Palm Beach. Menorah Gardens
arl Funeral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
France-, 70, of Lake Worth. Riverside
Uurdian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
BUche. 72. of Royal Palm Beach. Levitt
*e.nstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
**** H6. of Century Village. West Palm
"^fi Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
*wunty Plan Chapel. West Palm Beach.
JW*i Thomas. 86, of Palm City. Riverside
Guardian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
L'onei. 52, of uke Worth Menorah
wttens and Funeral Chapels, Wast Palm
Max of Lake Worth Leyi^Wainstein
teeS.WityPlmnCh^- ^
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the evening child care will be
On Sunday, Dec. 27, at 2
p.m., there will be an orienta-
tion meeting for people who
are interested in touring Israel
in this 40th anniversary year.
Marilyn Ziemke, Ceil Shar,
and Rabbi Howard Shapiro
will present the ITAS itinerary
for this Spring, Summer and
Fall. A video of the tour will be
shown which highlights the
many special activities of the
"most talked about tours to
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah compo-
nent of the ITAS tours will be
discussed and children who
have been Bar and Bat Mitz-
vah will be on hand to share
their Massada experience. For
more information, call Temple
Rabbi Joel Levine will speak
on "Why Can't Christmas Be
A Jewish Holiday" at Sabbath
services, Friday, Dec. 25 at 8
p.m. Cantor Anne Newman
will chant the prayers.
Rabbi Levine's sermon is in
response to the full page add
placed in the December 14
issue of Newsweek by the Jews
for Jesus. During the service,
college students home for
vacation will participate.
Families with children are
especially welcome to attend
as well as visitors to the com-
munity. Christmas is a delicate
issue for parents and grand-
parents despite the enhanced
emphasis in North America on
Chanukah. Child care will be
available during the Service.
Following Services, the
Sisterhood will sponsor an
oneg shabbat.
Bat Mitzvah
Senate Votes To Ban
Saudis From Getting
Advanced F-15s
The Senate voted unanimously
Wednesday, Dec. 9 to prohibit
the sale or tansfer or F-15E
aircraft to Saudi Arabia,
although it permitted the sale
of earlier, less sophisticated
models of the F-15.
The amendment, sponsored
by Sen. Howard Metzenbaun
(D-Ohio), also stipulated thai
Saudi Arabia may not hav<
more than 60 F-15s at any on
The House of Represen
tatives approved identical
legislation last month as part
of the foreign aid authorization
President Reagan is ex-
pected to receive the bill later
this month, after the Senate
and House bills are approved
in final form.
In a related matter, the
Senate Appropriations Com-
mittee voted to ban the sale of
Stinger anti-aircraft missiles
to Bahrain or any other Per-
sian Gulf state for one year.
The House had approved such
a ban last month.
Key supporters of Israel, in-
cluding Rep. Stephen Solarz
(D-N.Y.), Sen. Daniel Inouye
(D-Hawaii) and Sen. Robert
Kasten Jr. (R-Wis.) favored
selling Stingers to Bahrain,
arguing that it is a key ally,
since it provides the United
States with access to military
The administration also sup-
ported selling Stingers to
Bahrain, with Defense
Secretary Frank Carlucci
leading the effort. It could in-
voke special emergency
powers to implement such a
sale. In 1984, President
Reagan imposed such powers
to sell Stingers and launchers
to Saudi Arabia. However, in
1985, Congress killed
Reagan's proposed sale of 72
Stingers to Jordan.
A vote on proposals to
restructure Israel's debt to the
United States is expected in
Congress on Friday.
Elana Judith Zeide,
daughter of Suzanne and
Michael Zeide of West Palm
Beach, will be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday, Dec. 26 at Temple
Beth El. Rabbi Alan Cohen
will officiate.
Elana is an eighth grade stu-
dent at Palm Beach Day
School, where she is an honor
student. She is on the year-
book staff and eniovs tennis.
She is a graduate of the Louis
Banish Religious School and
attends Machon.
Elana will be twinned with
Helen Stein of Moscow, USSR
who was denied her freedom to
be called to the Torah as a Bat
Joining in the celebration of
this occasion will be her
brother, David, grandparents,
Dina Sacks of Buffalo, New
York and Dr. and Mrs. Harold
Zeide of North Woodmere,
Long Island, and many family
Continued from Page 3
Leadership Development pro-
gram and will be going to
Israel June 12-22 on the
Federation's Young Adult
Mission. He is a member of the
Board of Trustees of Temple
Israel and is a former board
member of Palm Beach Junior
College. An attorney, Mr.
Abramson is a member of Nor-
man Kapner Lodge of B'nai
For more information, con-
tact Rabbi Alan Sherman,
Community Relations Direc-
tor, at the Federation office,
Dr. Sol Gittleman, Senior
Vice President and Provost
at Tufts University, will
peak at Temple Emanu-EI's
regular Friday evening ser-
vice on Dec. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Gitleman's topic will be
"The Jewiah Century: The
Last One Hundred Years."
urges you to
Join The Synagogue
Of Your Choice
... because vital Jewish institutions
build strong Jewish communities.
Elissa Anne Zeltzer,
daughter of Dr. Jack Zeltzer of
Lake Worth and Ms. Marlene
Russell of Fernandina Beach,
will be called to the Torah as a
Bat Mitzvah on Friday, Dec.
25, at Temple Beth Sholom in
Lake Worth. Rabbi Emanuel
Eisenberg will Officiate.
An eighth grade student at
Christa McAoIiffe Middle
School, Elissa plays drums in
the school band. She studies
ballet, tap, jazz, and modern
dance at the Institute of Per-
forming Arts and has perform-
ed professionally with the
modern dance company,
Demetrius Klein and Dancers.
Elissa will symbolically
share her Bat Mitzvah with
her Soviet twin, Yuna (Inna)
Royak of Bendery, Moldavian,
SSR, to highlight the plight of
Soviet Jewry. Among the
relatives and friends who will
be sharing this simcha with
Elissa, will be her brother,
Michael, and her sister,
we care...
These temples and Jewish
organizations have chosen to have
sections in Menorah Gardens'
memorial park
And because we care, Menor-
ah will make a donation to time
organizations each time one of
their members purchases a
Menorah Pre-Need Funeral Plan.
Menorah. Serving the needs of oui
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December 31.19ff*.
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Israel Struggles To Ease Unrest In Gaza
Continued front Page 1
ble on the lack of a peace
agreement in the region and
Israel's "occupation of the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
While Israeli authorities
sought to ease tensions, Arabs
rioted in the northern Gaza
Strip town of Khan Yunis. An
unidentified Arab of about 25
was shot to death after he at-
tacked an Israel Defense
Force patrol with a gasoline
bomb. Four other rioters were
The IDF has been under
orders to exercise maximum
restraint. An investigation in-
to the Khan Yunis incident
was promptly held and the
soldiers were found to have
"acted properly" in the
In a bizarre aftermath, the
dead man's body was snatched
from the hospital morgue,
displayed in the streets by
demonstrators and returned to
the morgue.
Elsewhere in the Gaza strip,
soldiers at a roadblock wound-
ed four young Arabs who at-
tacked them with rocks.
One Arab was slightly
wounded in a clash with the
IDF in the West Bank. Youths
hurled rocks at army patrols in
the narrow alleys of the
Nablus casbah. They were
dispersed by tear gas. Mean-
while, a curfew was lifted at
the Balata refugee camp near
Nablus, only to be reimposed
later when rioting broke out in
the camp.
Officials of Israel's civil ad-
ministration in the territories
met with local Arab leaders to
try to calm the unrest. But
Arab municipality officials ap-
parently have little control
over what happens in the
refugee camps where pro-
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion activists are said to be the
source of unrest.
The authorities are hoping to
convince merchants in the ter-
ritories to reopen their shops,
which have been closed for
several days, and to prevail
upon Arab workers in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip to
return to their jobs in Israel.
About 60,000 Arabs from
the territories have failed to
show up for work in Israel, ac-
cording to a report in Al
Hamiihmar. The paper said
the effects of the strike are felt
mainly at construction sites
and in municipal services, such
as street cleaning and garbage
removal, in which many Arabs
are employed.
Meanwhile, the coalition
partners continued to clash
over short-term and long-term
policy in the territories.
Leaders of Likud's Herut fac-
Attracts Record
Numbers Of Women
Continued from Page 6
Jonas, Marilyn Katz, Carole
Koeppel, and Lillian Koffler.
Additional Lion of Judah
Committee members are
Marilyn Lampert, Cynnie List,
Lee Mazer, Judy Messing, Cor-
ky Ribakoff, Berenice Rogers,
Sarah Roth, Dr. Elizabeth
Shulman, Helen Sodowick,
and Ruth Wilensky.
For more information, con-
tact Faye Stoller, Women's
Division Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
tion accused the Labor Party
of aggravating the ferment in
the West Bank and Gaza by its
"low profile," "know-nothing"
They claimed that "quiet
and security will be restored
only when it is made clear that
Likud policy will be the one to
determine the future of
Judaea, Samaria and Gaza."
Laborites responded sharp-
ly, charging that Likud policies
were hindering any advance
toward negotiations for peace.
But Premier Yitzhak Shamir
got in the last word. He at-
tributed the unrest to the
"defeatist reaction of certain
circles" and charged that
"there are those among us
who believe that if we return
to the 1967 borders, the Arab
world will embrace us with
love." The premier spoke at a
meeting of Rafi, a dissident
faction that split from the
Labor Party long ago when it
was headed by Premier David
A dispute arose on another
front. According to a report in
Haaretz, Uri Porat, director
general of the Israel Broad
casting Authority, charged
that television coverage of
disturbances in the territories
was abettng Arab propaganda.
Porat spoke at a meeting
with senior TV news depart-
ment personnel. He criticized a
segment of a newscast in
which an Arab interviewee
claimed that "the army is to
blame for everything" and an
army officer was asked
repeatedly by the reporter, "if
it was not possible to prevent
incidents," Haaretz reported.
The paper also said there
was wide agreement at a
Cabinet meeting that the news
media were "inflating" the
situation in the territories.
inscription addressed to "the
minister of the O ... has
been found on a huge jar
discovered in excavations of
the Ophel area south of the
Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The excavations are being con-
ducted by a team from the In-
stitute of Archaeology of the
Hebrew University of
The discovery of the inscrip-
tion in this year's dig
strengthens the theory that
the Ophel was the "royal
auarter" of Jerusalem during
le biblical period.
The Ophel excavations are
being conducted by the
Hebrew University with the
support of the Jerusalem
Foundation and the Depart-
ment of Antiquities and
Museums of the Ministry of
Education and Culture.
Who was the minister whose
name appeared on the giant
vessel? From the first few
Hebrew letters of the title that
appear, it could have been the
royal baker ("ophim" in
Hebrew) or the royal treasurer
("otzar" in Hebrew). Ar-
chaeologist Eilat Mazar, who
has been conducting the ex-
cavations in the area along
with Prof. Benjamin Mazar,
hopes to find in coming ex-
cavation seasons the answer as
to who the "mystery minister"
was as well as answers to
many other questions about
the site, whose history covers
the period from the 9th cen-
tury B.C.E. until the destruc-
tion of Jerusalem by the
Babylonians in the 6th century
Members of Temple Israel's 8th and 9th grade Keener pro-
gram meet once a month with Rabbi Howard Shapiro to ex-
plore issues of contemporary concern. In the past several
months they have dealt with issues of interdating and were
shown the film: Sex, Drags, and AIDS. Rabbi Horward
Shapiro (left to right) Jonathan Abel, Ron Anafi and Ariella
Davis begin the morning program by making breakfast
Waldheim Successors
Continued from Pape 12
Foreign Minister Alois Mock,
who is deputy premier and
chairman of the Peoples Party,
which sponsored Waldheim's
successful presidential race in
the summer of 1986.
Mock has sought to limit the
commission's mandate to a fin-
ding of guilt or innocence of
the charges brought against
Waldheim. But the panel has
shown a high degree of in-
dependence. Kurz said here,
"We will not judge. We will
just say what happened. The
politics and the media will
have to act."
Waldheim has responded to
calls for his resignation by
warning in a newspaper inter-
view that it would touch off a
state crisis. He used the word
Dolchstosslegende (stab in the
back), implying strongly that it
would be at the hands of the
He attacked politicians of
both coalition parties for
developing scenarios about
what to do in case the commis-
sion recommends that he leave
office. He noted that while
that office is largely
ceremonial, he was elected by
a majority of the Austrian peo-
f)le. "It certainly won't work
ike certain gentlemen think it
will," he said..
Jews In Argentina Protest
Against Anti-Semitism
Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologist Eilat Mazar
with the large clay jar inscribed to the Minister of the
O.. ." Inset at bottom left shows a closeup of the inscription.
Mystery Minister Discovery
Near Temple Mount
Tens of thousands of Jewish
demonstrators massed in
downtown Buenos Aires
recently to protest what they
see as a rising tide of anti-
Semitism in Argentina.
The Jewish community of
250,000 here, by far the
largest of any country in Latin
America, has been badly
shaken by a series of anti-
Semitic attacks, including a
synagogue bombing and the
desecration of cemeteries.
The incidents followed on
the heels of the arrest Nov. 13
of fugitive Nazi war criminal
Josef Schwammberger,
wanted for the mass murder of
Jews in Poland during World
War II. He was tracked down
by Argentine authorities to a
hide-out in the northern pro-
vince of Cordoba.
Adding to the alarm and
anguish felt by the Jewish
community was the recent
discovery of the remains of
two Jewish businessmen lying
side-by-side in a grove outside
Buenos Aires. The victims
were Osvaldo Sivak and Ben-
jamin Neuman, kidnapped in
1982. A former police inspec-
tor has admitted murdering
The discovery was a grim
reminder of the atrocities com-
mitted against Jews and
others during the reign of the
military junta in Argentina.
Now, more recent outrages in-
dicate that anti-Semitism lives
on in Argentina, even though
the country is now governed
by a democratic regime friend-
ly to Jews.
Protest Draws 30,000
The demonstration against
the recent upsurge of anti-
Semitism drew some 30,000
Jewish demonstrators to the
Plaza Houssay in downtown
Buenos Aires.
The protestors, some waving
Israeli flags, carried signs
reading "Violence is the voice
of ignorance" and "Let's get
rid of anti-Semitism." The
demonstration was the largest
by Jews here in 25 years.
"The Jewish community is
meeting here to put a stop to
the anti-Semitic violence
which has given all Argentines
a quotient of disquiet and
anguish," declared David
Goldberg, president of the
DAIA, the representative
body of Argentine Jewry.
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