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U.S. to Resume
Issuing Soviet Visas
WASHINGTON (JTA) The U.S. Embassy in Moscow will
resume processing visas for Jews and other refugees leaving the
USSR, but is requiring most of them to obtain private funding if
they wish to leave before Oct. 1.
State Department figures show that 3,400 Soviet citizens had
begun applying for permission to immigrate to the United States
when the embassy stopped issuing visas July 8. The private
funding requirement will be waived for the 400 refugees in the
most difficult circumstances.
The embassy had announced July 8 that it no longer had
sufficient funds to continue the refugee program, mainly
because of a surge of visa requests from Armenians.
Under a budget agreement with Congress, the State Depart-
ment could not seek any new funds until Oct. 1, the start of the
1989 fiscal year.
But last week, members of Congress wrote President Reagan
protesting the embassy's decision to stop issuing visas. They
argued that the move "sends a terrible signal to those seeking
freedom all over the world and could give the Soviets the
opportunity to claim that it is America, and not the Soviet
Union, that is impeding emigration."
Jewish organizations have also protested the embassy's
To defuse the crisis, the State Department agreed late last
week to transfer $500,000 to Moscow from its $119.5 million
worldwide refugee budget for fiscal year 1988.
The embassy plans immediate processing for 400 Soviets who
are in "emergency" situations: those who have received permis-
sion to leave, sold their homes and left their jobs.
The embassy said it would seek the "timely departure" of an
estimated 3,000 others seeking to leave on U.S. visas, but it
would not specify a timetable.
About 150 Jews have left the Soviet Union on U.S. visas so far
this year. Last year, 84 Soviet Jews left the Soviet Union on U.S.
visas, while 28 left in 1986, Phil Saperia, HIAS assistant
executive vice president, said. HIAS assists virtually all Soviet
Jews entering this country.
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TREE PLANTING: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir plants a tree at Kfar
Etzion, a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, as a symbol of his country's
steadfastness in the wake of a series of arson attacks alleged to have been the work of
Palestinian militants. APIWide World Photo.
In-Depth Look at the Texan
In the Boston-Austin Connection
Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D.-
Texas), whom Massachusetts
Gov. Michael Dukakis named
as his vice presidential running
mate, is considered to have
been largely sympathetic to
the concerns of the Jewish
community during his 18 years
in the Senate, although he has
supported arms sales for Arab
The 67-year-old Bentsen is
considered a supporter of the
close relationship between the
United States and Israel, as
well as an advocate for Soviet
Jewry. But he has not been in
the forefront of these issues.
His leadership role in the
Senate has not been in foreign
affairs, but in economic
matters, especially taxation.
He is chairman of the Senate
Finance Committee.
Bentsen has a mixed record
on foreign aid, occasionally
voting against such legislation,
although his opposition is seen
by sources as being more
against aid in general, rather
than the amount going to
He did not co-sponsor the bill
in the Senate to create the
U.S.-Israel free trade agree-
ment, but voted for the bill
when it was approved over-
whelmingly by the Senate.
Bentsen co-sponsored the
legislation to close the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization
offices, supported Senate rati-
fication of the Genocide
Convention and is a co-sponsor
of the current bill, awaiting
Senate action, to implement
the convention by making
genocide a federal crime.
In 1984, Bentsen was co-
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tradition?...............................Page 2
Adds Jewish Program............Page 5
Is voting for "one's own" a sign of
lack of progress?.....................Page 6
Meese Cleared in Pipeline Deal
Independent counsel James
McKay has cleared outgoing
Attorney General Edwin
Meese of any possible wrong-
doing stemming from his asso-
ciation with purported plans to
bribe the Israeli Labor Party
not to destroy a proposed pipe-
line from Jordan to Iraq.
The findings were contained
in a report on McKay's far-
reaching inquiry into Meese's
activities as attorney general.
A key section of the report
probes whether any of Meese's
activities in connection with
the proposed pipeline were
"rewarded by unlawful grat-
uities" from E. Robert
Wallach, a longtime Jewish
friend from San Francisco.
McKay found that the
attorney general, upon
learning from Wallach about
"a promised covert payment
to the Israeli Labor party, took
no action to terminate United
States government involve-
ment in the Aqaba pipeline
project or even to notify other
United States government
authorities of the possible
existence of an illegal
But the special prosecutor
concluded that "there is no
direct evidence," apart from
memoranda sent by Wallach,
that "a bribe was or would be
offered to any official of the
Israeli Labor Party."
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 29, 1988
Stars Of David:
Jewish Families Find Support For Adoption
Eight West Palm Beach
families met for the first
time on Father's Day this year
both to honor fatherhood and
to celebrate a different, but
increasingly common, kind of
parentage in the Jewish
community: adoption.
Fifteen Jewish adults and
seven adopted children, from
seven months to ten years old,
representing a range of
nationalities from South
American and White Amer-
ican to Spanish and Black
American, met on June 19th,
for the first membership/pool
party of the West Palm Beach
Chapter of Stars of David, an
adoption support group for
Jewish and partly Jewish fami-
"We didn't expect such a
nice turnout for our first
meeting," said Janet Lifshin, a
co-sponsor of Stars of David
with her husband, Allan, and
Temple Judea in West Palm
Beach. "We haven't even
started our publicity mailings,
but people came who were a
part of an informal network
that began in January," she
Stars of David is a non-profit
support network for Jewish
and partly Jewish adoptive
families. The group was
started in 1984 by an adoptive
mother, Phyllis Nissen of
Reading, Mass., and Rabbi,
Susan Abramson of Temple
Shalom Emeth in Burlington,
The Stars of David encom-
passes all branches of Judaism
and serves conventional adop-
tive families as well as
prospective parents, single
parents, grandparents, inter-
married couples and interra-
cial families with biological
"There's a real need for this
kind of support group," said
Rabbi Susan Abramson during
a phone conversation from
Burlington, Mass. "Jewish
identity is very much an issue,
whether it's conscious or sub-
conscious, for parents of
adopted children.
"There is also a lack of
Jewish understanding toward
adoption both from the adop-
tive families and from the
Jewish community," she
continued. "Jewish parents
have come to me to ask if they
should raise their adopted
-child Jewish. They've also
| been asked by others if they
g will raise their child as a Jew,'
a said the rabbi. "To me, that's
* an indication of the misunder-
standing of adoption in the
8 Jewish community."
a As Old As The Bible
According to Rabbi Michael
Gold, author of And
5 Hannah Wept, a recently
6 published book on infertility,
adoption and the Jewish
~ couple, "Although adoption as
s an alternative way to raise a
family is seen as a great
aa mitzvah in Judaism, it also
presents a strange irony. It's
S as old as the Bible, where we
8 find cases of a child being born
-to one set of parents and
raised by another: Abraham
- adopted his servant Eliezer to
| be his heir; Sarah and Rachel
Sboth took children born of
aa their handmaidens into their
own children; Jacob adopted disappointment. They were concern ana cne f *
his two grandsons; and in the also denied children from began looking for others wn
story of Purim, Mordechai was several agencies and social were also raising a Jew.
foster father to Hadassah, or workers because of their inten- adopted child y""0*"^. *J
Esther, his uncle's tions to raise the child Jewish. Jewish adopted interracial
daughter."* The story is a common one. child.
Allan and Janet Lifshin, co-sponsors of Stars of David, with son Timmy.
Yet, Rabbi Gold, writes that
"adoption as a legal institution
is unknown to Jewish law. It
was unheard of in the Shtetls.
And today, there is no consis-
tent attitude toward adoption
among Orthodox leadership.
Religious schools in the
Conservative and Reform
movements, however,
welcome adopted children
warmly and often discuss the
subject openly."*
Although there is no way to
measure how many Jews have
adopted or are adopting chil-
dren, many couples will likely
have to face this issue since
experts estimate that in the
general population, fifteen
percent of couples of child-
bearing age have an infertility
problem. Rabbi Gold, and
others, estimate that the
percentage of Jewish couples
with an infertility problem
may be somewhat higher. He
wrote that Jews tend to marry
later and postpone child
bearing longer than the
general population, and a
woman in her mid-30s has a
lower fertility rate than a
woman in her early 20s.
Janet and Allan Lifshin, the
adoptive Jewish parents of a
two-year-old black child, knew
of their infertility when they
first met ten years ago. Both
successful professionals, they
married and then waited five
years to start a family. When
they decided to have children,
the couple investigated every
possibility for having biological
children and then turned to
On the advice of experienced
adoptive parents, the Lifshins
tackled their search on an
almost full-time basis. They
contacted non-sectarian adop-
tion agencies, the Department
of Health and Rehabilitative
Services in West Palm Beach,
lawyers, friends, strangers
and mostly met with frustra-
"There is so much misinfor-
mation about adoption and
such a bureaucracy to work
through that we really needed
the inspiration, support and
collective information of a
support group," the Lifshins
agreed. They eventually joined
Lifeline For Children in
Broward County and then a
West Palm Beach organization
called Parents Adoption
Lifelife, (P.A.L.), incorporated
as a non-profit organization in
Palm Beach County by Doug
and Stephanie Kleiner in 1985.
P.A.L. networks families with
adopted children and is a
resource group for people who
want to learn more about
managing the adoption
process. Doug is the associate
director of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County. He
and his wife are raising three
adopted children.
During their own adoption
process, the Lifshins became
Jewish Support in Stars of
Stars of David was what
they needed. Immediately
upon hearing about the
national organization, the
Lifshins began organizing a
chapter in West Palm Beach.
Recently, they were both
appointed to Stars of David
national board as chapter coor-
Stars of David provides
Jewish adoptive families
opportunities to socialize with
and learn from other families
facing similar situations. The
group not only provides
Jewish support for the adop-
tion process, but is also a
forum for celebrating holidays
and a source of information
aobut a broad range of issues,
from the halakha (laws)
regarding conversion to strat-
egies for answering children's
questions about their biolog-
ical mothers.
In its first three years, Stars
of David has grown from 35
families in the Northeast to
approximately 1000 families
nationwide, with 30 local chap-
ters. From its inception, the
organization has been remark-
able for the range of people it
attracts and serves.
Although loosely affiliated
with the Northeast Council of
the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations, Stars
of David is one of the few
grassroots organizations in
this country that includes Jews
of all descriptions: Orthodox,
Conservative, Reform, Recon-
structionist and unaffiliated.
Disaffected Jews and inter-
married couples with no other
contact with the Jewish
community have been moved
to join synagogues as a result
of their involvement with
Stars of David.
For Laura and Alan Segal,
the fact that their adopted son
is part Puerto Rican and part
American Indian has inspired
them to observe the Jewish
traditions even more than if he
had been their biological child
or even a white child.
"We decided to focus on one
thing so he won't be too
confused," Laura Segal said
recently over the phone. "His
skin color isn't significant and
the fact that he's Hispanic
isn't important because he's
not being raised in that envi-
ronment. We tell him that he's
adopted, but he doesn't have
to deal with that in his every-
day life," she continued. "But
he s a Jew and we decided to
focus most of our energy on
that aspect of his life. If he had
been our biological child," she
continued, "we may have not
felt as urgent about being
Jewish as we do now."
Adoption In Jewish Law
But what makes these chil-
dren Jewish, or any
adopted child for that matter?
Continued on Page 7
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and educating other couples with Israel because such trans- it inWSabSvor
who were looking to adopt, actions are discouraged bv the L UBr-
They also developed a parent- Korean government Willy TLa8t FeQbnU"T> ^jftT
like devotion to the thousands Stern, the Tokyo correspon ?tme8' Seoul 8 En*hl
of homeless children who were dent for the Israeli newspaper ,anguage newspaper, reported
waiting to be adopted. Even- Ma'ariv, lists three reasons $nat anti-Semitism had spread
for Korea's commercial and from Japan to Korea-
diplomatic ostracism of Israel. Trade between Korea and
First is Korea's reliance on Israel remained negligible last
Arab oil and Arab construction vear. In 1987, direct Israeli
contracts. The Arab market aales to South Korea totalled
for South Korea is valued at $34.7 million while Israeli
about $3 billion yearly. Second purchases from South Korea
is Korea's unwillingness to were $49 million, leaving
undertake any sensitive diplo-
matic initiative that
tually, they became a state
licensed foster care home and
have since housed 7-8 foster
children in their home.
Their commitment to home-
less children and would-be
adoptive families deepened
after they received their son.
Among other involvements,
Allan became treasurer of the
Foster Parents Association
and Janet consistently writes
articles on adoption. Even
their answering machine
message states to leave a
name, address and phone
number if the caller would like
adoption information.
After the Lifshins received
their son, in August 1986, the
matter of his Jewish
upset plans for the upcoming
Olympics scheduled for
September 1988. The Korean
government, for example,
refused to allow Israel to
reopen its embassy in Seoul
which Israel shut down in 1979
for budgetary reasons. South
Korea fears that some Arab
states may boycott the Olym-
Israel with a trade deficit of
about $15 million.
According to the London-
based Economist, South Korea
is the world's fastest growing
economy. Like Japan,
however, it has few natural
resources and imports half of
its food and four-fifths of its
homes and raised them as their tion, bureaucratic red tape and upbringing became a primary the South Korean worry thai
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Friday, July 29, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
NJCRAC Meetings:
Jewish Voter Registration Low;
Interpret Israel In Positive Light
More than 100 delegates
from NJCRAC (National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council) national and
community member agencies
participated in two days of
deliberations on June 12 and
13, in Flint, Michigan. Dr.
Helen Hoffman, a Palm Beach
County Jewish Federation
board member and past chair
of the Community Relations
Council here, attended the two
day conference which held
meetings on a wide range of
domestic, international and
community relations issues
affecting the Jewish
In a phone conversation
following her return, Dr.
Hoffman discussed some of the
highlights of the 2-day meet-
ings, mentioning the decline in
Jewish voter registration as a
central concern of this year's
In a paper issued on the
highlights of the meetings, it is
reported that Dr. Gilbert N.
Kahn, Consultant to the Syna-
gogue Council of America, told
the NJCRAC Commission on
Jewish Security and Individual
Freedom that contrary to the
conventional wisdom about
Jewish voter participation in
elections, significant numbers
of Jews eligible to vote are in
fact not registered.
"The Jewish youth is no
longer voting," Dr. Hoffman
said. "We're a little spoiled in
our community," she
C0ritinu because'the older1 Jews in this
community are reported to be
consistent voters, that every
Jew votes. It's not true
A number of community
surveys conducted around the
country in recent years have
revealed that the exceptionally
high voter participation rates
of 90 percent or more have
fallen sharply. These studies
show that the decline cuts
across all the age groups.
Younger Jews, 18-25-
years old, and those over* 65
are much less likely to vote
than others. The highest
percentages of Jewish voter
participation are among those
in the 40-65 age group, but
even these are down.
Also mentioned in the
NJCRAC highlight report was
the interpretation of the
disturbances in the Israeli
territories. For more than six
months, since daily distur-
bances erupted in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip,
NJCRAC staff have worked
tirelessly, consulting with
national and community
member agencies, and shaping
and coordinating consensus
positions and strategies, to
interpret the evolving situa-
tion and Israel's responses to
it. Arden E. Shenker of Port-
land and co-chair of the
NJCRAC Israel Task Force
gave this report.
"This situation has produced
unique problems for the
community relations field and
for NJCRAC," Shenker said in
the report. "Instead of
confronting the crisis with the
kind of unity to which we had
become accustomed in such
times of national peril in
Dr. Helen Hoffman is a
member of the executive
committee of the National
Jewish Community Relations
Council and a board member
of the Palm Beach County
Jewish Federation.
Israel," he said, "community
relations professionals and lay
leadership have faced a two-
headed Israeli government
sharply and publicly divided
over important elements of the
peace process, and a polarized
American Jewish community
in which public comment on
positions taken in Israel have
become commonplace."
As vice chair of the National
Commission on Church-State
and Interreligious Relation-
ships, Dr. Hoffman said that
her commission received a
report on Christian organiza-
tional responses to the situa-
tion in the territories. .
According to the report,
statements and resolutions by
the World Council of
Churches, the National
Council of Churches, and
various Protestant denomina-
tions have been harshly critical
of Israel's policies in the terri-
tories. Such statements often
call for "Palestinian self-
"It's important to maintain
contact with the mainline
community and churches in
this county and around the
nation because many view the
Palestinians as the underdog
in the Mideast situation," Dr.
Hoffman explained. "We must
be able to interpret Israel in a
positive light for them."
In response to this issue, Dr.
Hoffman said that for several
years the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County has been
trying to organize an Opinion
Molder's Conference here
which would interpret Israel to
the mainline community.
NJCRAC, founded in 1944,
is a voluntary association of
Jewish community relations
agencies. It is the instrument
through which its constituency
of 11 national and 113
community Jewish agencies
jointly determine the issues of
concern to the Jewish
community; what positions the
agencies should take on them;
how they can most effectively
carry out those positions; and
which of the issues should be
given priority in the coming
The 11 national agencies
belonging to NJCRAC are the
Continued on Page 16
U.S. Politics
Growing Arab-American Influence
An exultant account of
increased Arab-American
influence in the U.S. was given
recently by James Zogby, the
executive director of the
American-Arab Anti-
Discrimination Committee.
Zogby, longtime activist in
Arab-American affairs, was
interviewed by Arab News, the
English language daily
published in Saudi Arabia.
Zogby stated that as a result
of a 1988 registration drive
among Arab-Americans, "a
couple of hundred Arab-
Americans (have been) elected
to state conventions (of the
political parties). We have 40
and possibly up to 60, elected
as delegates to national
conventions. We have Arab-
Americans in leading positions
in the Jackson, Bush and now
defunct Dole campaigns."
Zogby claimed that there were
30,000 newly-registered Arab-
American voters.
Referring to the Michigan
primary, Zogby boasted that
Arab-Americans counted for
20 percent of Jackson's white
vote. Arab-American turnout
of voters in areas targeted by
Zogby was 18 percent, he
Zogby also claimed that
Arab-Americans were already
producing changes in party
?latforms. In Iowa, a call for
alestinian statehood was
endorsed in 210 caucuses and
in Texas, by over 200

Visitors to Israel's 40th Anniversary Exhibition of Accomplish-
ments in Tel Aviv are "leaving their mark" for years to come by
signing the giant scroll on the outer wall of Bank Hapoalim's
branch in the Exhibition Grounds. First to sign, above, were
Israeli President Chaim Herzog, left, and his wife, Aura. At the
close of the exhibition, the bank will donate this memento to a
Smith Leads Bloc
Rep. Lawrence Smith (D-Fla.)
introduced a resolution in the
House of Representatives to
block the proposed $1.9 billion
arms sale to Kuwait. The bill
has 113 co-sponsors.
Smith and other members of
the House Foreign Affairs
Committee were to meet with
Kuwaiti Prime Minister and
Crown Prince Sheik Saad
Abdulla as-Sailim as-Sabah.
Saad met earlier with Presi-
dent Reagan, who pledged
that he would fight for the
package, which includes
40 F/A-18 fighter planes, 300
Maverick "G" missiles, 2,000
Sparrow missiles, 120 Side-
winder missiles, 40 Harpoon
missiles, 400 laser-guided
bombs and 200 cluster bombs.
The sale will go through
unless both houses of Congress
vote to block it by the end of
August. The Senate has not
yet introduced a resolution
against the sale, but it voted to
ban the sale of Maverick "G"
or "D" missiles to Kuwait
through Sept. 30, 1989.
At a news conference, Smith
particularly criticized Saudi
Arabia and Kuwait for
"playing one dominant power
off of another." He cited the
Arms Control and Disarma-
ment Agency's 1987 report
that shows that from 1982 to
1986, Kuwait purchased $230
million in U.S. arms while
purchasing $220 million from
the Soviet Union and $420
million from France.
Over the same period, Saudi
Arabia bought $6.1 billion
from the United States, $6.8
billion from France and $1.2
billion from Great Britain,
Smith quoted the report as
caucuses. In California,
according to Zogby, only the
intervention by the chairman
of the state's Democratic
party prevented the accep-
tance by the state party plat-
form of endorsing a Pales-
tinian state.
Zogby in his interview also
analyzed the Mideast positions
of the (then) three leading
candidates. He described
Jackson's stance as "pro-
Palestinian" and denied media
reports that Jackson has
shifted his policy towards the
PLO. Zogby is a member of
Jackson's National Financial
Council and stated that he
"communicates personally"
with the candidate.
Dukakis "worries" Zogby,
he stated. George Bush is an
"enigma," Zogby stated, who
has no clearcut Middle Eastern
policy. He pointed, however,
to the "important" Arab-
Americans involved in the
Bush campaign. One, John
Sununu, governor of New
Hampshire, is a co-chairman of
Bash's campaign- while
andther Arab-American,
Victory Attiveh, is a former
governor of Oregon.
Zogby concluded: "We are
not yet in the position to
change American policy but
we are in a position to influ-
ence the climate."
This article, written before the
Democratic National Convention, is
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 29, 1988
Now Is The Time
To Visit Israel
By Jeffrey L. Klein,
Executive Director
Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County
Hotels normally bursting at
the seams with summer busi-
ness are 1/2 empty. Enroll-
ment in youth programs is
substantially down. Germans
come, Austrians come, Amer-
ican Christians come, but the
largest single group upon
which Israel most depends for
its tourist business the
American-Jewish community
is notably absent.
American Jews flock to
Europe and pay exorbitant
prices, in record numbers.
They flood America's parks
and resorts, but Israel beckons
and they are not there.
Of course, American Jews
feel very supportive of Israel,
but some feel that it is unrea-
sonable to expect them to
expose themselves or
members of their families to
undue danger. I sincerely
doubt whether any of them
would incorporate into their
visit a tour to the Gaza Strip or
Hebron or other strongholds
of PLO radicalism. Yet, Israel
beckons, as diversified in its
attractions, as fascinating, as
inspiring, and yes, as safe as
ever to American Jews.
My entire family either has
been or is still in Israel this
summer. My thirteen year old
son rode the Jerusalem buses
to numerous sites on his own.
My sixteen year old son is on a
program which travels from
the depths of the Negev to the
Golan; and my third son is in
the College Studies Program,
which also involves travel
throughout the entire country.
At no time did any of us feel
unsafe, threatened, or in any
way different than we had felt
on our numerous trips to Israel
Emigration Increase
before. The only thing we felt
was a disappointment at the
lack of our fellow Jews demon-
strating their continuing love
and loyalty to the State of
Israel by being there now. In
speaking to Israelis, while
there are differences among
them regarding political solu-
tions to very difficult prob-
lems, there was a unanimous
feeling of abandonment by
their American-Jewish
We, as American Jews, are
as much a captive of the media
as anyone else. We go to
Manhattan despite the fact
that every night brutal and
violent crimes are being
committed there. We go to Los
Angeles, which has more
street gangs than anywhere
else in the world. We visit
these places simply because
the media does not bombard us
night after night with the acts
of violence that occur in every
American and European city,
and therefore we have the
perception that we must be
safe. We visit national parks,
yet every year dozens of
people plunge to their deaths
while taking nature walks.
We complain about the
media, we wring our hands, we
restate our support to Israel,
but we do not do the one thing
that most matters right now.
Now, more than ever, Israel
needs American Jews. They
need American Jews, not here
in the Palm Beaches
expressing platitudes, but in
Israel. We should go to Israel
now, not just out of a sense of
obligation, and not only
because a trip there is so
inspiring, but also with the
knowledge that Israel is a very
safe country to visit. If we are
sincere in our convictions, we
can do no less.
total of 1,493 Jews were
allowed to leave the Soviet
Union in June, but only 150 of
them, or 10 percent, went to
Israel, according to figures
released by the Soviet Jewry
Research Bureau of the
National Conference on Soviet
The June total represents an
increase of 434 over the
number of Jews allowed to
leave the month before. It is
697 Jews more than the
number allowed to leave
during the same month last
The emigration tally for the
first six months of 1988 stands
at 6,078, compared to 3,104
Jews allowed to leave during
the first half of 1987.
The National Conference
figures for June contrast
slightly with those released
over the weekend by the Inter-
governmental Committee for
Migration in Geneva. It
reported that 1,470 Jews left
the Soviet Union, of whom 127
went to Israel.
According to a spokesman
for the National Conference,
the Geneva figures do not
include the 23 Jews who
traveled to Israel via
Bucharest, Romania.
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Volume 14 Number 24
Nobel Prize Winner Examines
Italian Anti-Semitism
ROME (JTA) Fifty years
ago, on July 14, 1938, a group
of fascist scientists published a
racist manifesto that became
the official rationale for anti-
Semitism in Italy.
It marked a major step by
Benito Mussolini to align
fascist Italy with Nazi
Germany. The manifesto was
an Italian version of the
Nuremberg Laws.
It affirmed the existence of
biologically superior and
inferior races. The Italians, so
went this myth, were pure
Aryans. Jews, therefore, were
not part of the Italian race
and, by definition, inferior.
At the time, there were
about 50,000 Jews in Italy,
almost completely assimilated.
Their contributions to the
nation, especially in scientific
fields, were far out of propor-
tion to their numbers.
Within months after the
manifesto was published, the
regime promulgated race laws.
Jews were forbidden to inter-
marry with Italians. They
were forbidden to practice
many professions, to serve in
the armed forces or to hold
public office.
Jews were limited in the
amount of property and other
holdings they could own. They
were forbidden to go to vaca-
tion resorts, employ Aryans,
own radios, publish books or
even to have their names listed
in the telephone directory.
Beginning in December
1938, a long list of scientists
and university professors were
dismissed from their jobs
because they were Jews.
This grim anniversary
occurs at a time when the
Jewish community has warned
of a possible new wave of
anti-Semitism in Italy. This
time, Jews are being made
scapegoats for widespread
displeasure with the way
Israel is dealing with the
Palestinian uprising.
The events in the Middle
East, however, may be no
more than a pretext for those
who harbor anti-Semitic preju-
dices to publicly indulge them.
What caused the explosion
of anti-Semitism in Italy in the
late 1930s?
The highly respected news-
paper La Repubblica explored
the subject in a four-page
supplement last week,
containing articles and essays
on its many facets.
'Aryan Dignity'
In a brief introduction, La
Repubblica suggested that
"Italians believed that
Mussolini had to bow to pres-
sure brought to bear by the
Nazis, or that he wanted to
claim an Aryan dignity for our
people so that the Germans
would not consider us
Unleashing a violent
campaign against the Jews
may well have been motivated
by a deep inferiority complex.
But there was no single
turning point.
The manifesto of July 14,
1938, "was consistent with all
that had gone on before. The
seeds were already there," the
newspaper said.
It published a long interview
with Emilio Segre, who was
forced to leave his teaching
post at the University of
Palermo in 1938 because he
was Jewish.
Segre, who won a Nobel
Prize in physics in 1959, was in
the United States in the
summer of 1938. He simply did
not return home. Now, at age
83, he still lives in California
and is active at the university
in Berkeley.
"It was one of the most
shameful moments in the
history of our country," he
told La Repubblica. "People
don't remember, maybe they
don't want to remember. The
young people don't know
anything about it. Itfs up to us
to tell them, to put them on
their guard so that such
infamy does not happen
again," Segre said.
The fascist race laws not
only affected the personal lives
of Jews, Segre said, but they
led to "a hemorrhaging of
Italian culture which slowed
down the progress of our
Brain Drain
In other words, there was a
brain drain. "Mussolini could
not have done a more stupid
thing," Segre said. "He cut off
a leg of Italian science which at
that time was flourishing."
Continued on Page 15
Letter to the Editor
When man's inhumanity to
man saddens our life; when
war clouds darken the
horizon; we must remember a
man, the missing hero of the
holocaust, Raoul Wallen-
In 1944, six million Jews,
and many others, were
murdered in Nazi camps.
During these horrible days a
brave Swedish diplomat in
Budapest risked his life to
save thousands of Hungarian
Jews from the death camps.
His deeds were a beacon of
light in the darkness of
Raoul Wallenberg was
sent to Hungary at the
request of the United States
War Refugee Board. He was
credited with saving 100 000
lives. He was arrested at the
end of WW II by the
Russians, and sent to a
prison where, according to
the Russians he died.
A prisoner who escaped
from Russia and came to the
west said Wallenberg was
still alive in 1974 in Sver-
dlosk prison. There is a belief
that he might still be alive.
Raoul Wallenberg has been
made an honorary citizen of
the United States in tribute
to his bravery and humanitar-
ian ism. A Raoul Wallenberg
Day was proclaimed in
Florida since 1983 on Wallen-
berg's birthday, August 4th.
This year he would have been
76 years old.
Governor Bob Martinet
issued an August 4, 1988
proclamation urging all citi-
zens to pay tribute to the
hero of the Holocaust. The
Raoul Wallenberg committee
of Palm Beach County
expresses its deep apprecia-
tion to Governor Martinez.
Dennis WiUinger
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Friday, July 29, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Israel Newsbriefs
New Settlement Inaugurated
JERUSALEM (JTA) A new settlement in the West Bank,
to be known as Shima, was to be inaugurated officially this week.
It is the first settlement to be consecrated since the Palestinian
uprising began seven months ago.
The settlement will be built on what is presently a Nahal or
paramilitary agricultural outpost south of Mount Hebron.
Defense Ministry sources said it will be the last settlement
built in the administered territories before the Knesset elections
on Nov. 1.
Shima will replace Assael, one of six settlements the Labor-
Likud national unity government agreed to build in the West
Bank when it took office in 1984.
The Assael project was abandoned because of Palestinian
claims to some of the land on which it was to be built.
Torahs Buried In Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (JTA) Torah books damaged and desecrated
by the Nazis in Hungary during World War II were brought to
Jerusalem for burial, in accordance with Jewish custom.
The remains were carried in pottery jars by members of the
chevra, kadisha, the burial society, to the place of interment on
the Mount of Olives.
The books were shipped to Israel by the Menora organization
and the Religious Affairs Ministry. Zvi Fixler, president of the
Orthodox Jewish community in Budapest, apologized for the
condition of the books, which were all that could be saved.
But, he added, "Torah has returned home, for out of Zion shall
go forth the law, and now it has returned."
500 Rabbis Convene In Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA) About 500 rabbis and Jewish community
leaders from 30 countries gathered here recently for a confer-
ence in celebration of Israel's 40th anniversary.
The conference marks the first official visits to Israel by the
chief rabbis of two Communist countries, Hungary and Yugos-
lavia, as well as rabbis from Austria, Greece and Argentina.
Jewish communities in Japan, India and other parts of the
world are also represented.
Libraries Cater To Blind
TEL AVIV (JTA) Several Israeli universities now offer
cassette libraries for blind and dyslexic students, as a result of
the initiative taken by the blind students at Hebrew University
of Jerusalem.
The students at Hebrew University, who have been enjoying
this service for a number of years, were the inspiration for the
Jerusalem Blind Students Organization, who appealed to other
universities to assist them in setting up similar libraries at other
Bar-Ilan University accepted the proposition, and has already
started setting up a library according to the Hebrew University
model, which includes cassettes in subjects such as psychology,
international relations and literature.
Japanese Official Thanks Shamir
JERUSALEM (JTA) Foreign Minister Sosuke Uno of Japan
has written to Premier Yitzhak Shamir, thanking him for "the
warmest hospitality extended to me and my delegation during
our recent visit to your country."
Uno, the first Japanese Cabinet minister to visit Israel, was
here June 26 on a one-day visit. His letter, received at the
beginning of July, was only recently made public.
Uno, who visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, wrote
that he had been moved "to face the past tragedy of the Jewish
people and felt the importance of its meaning to mankind."
He was also "deeply impressed by the development achieved in
your country since its independence 40 years ago."
Uno said.he considered the talks he had in Jerusalem "most
beneficial for further political dialogues between our two
countries." He ended his letter with wishes for peace in the
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Voting For "One's Own"
Sign Of Lack Of Progress?
Minerva Stegianopoulos, a
Greek-American, support for
Michael Dukakis is a state-
ment of pride.
For Paul Gibson, an Afro-
American, the nearly unani-
mous response of blacks to the
candidacy of Jesse Jackson is
an expression of hope.
But for Hyman Bookbinder,
a Jewish-American, voting by
ethnic group, while under-
standable, can also be a "sign
of a lack of progress."
In a truly pluralistic
America, he argued, members
of ethnic groups need not look
to their own for the represen-
tation they deserve.
Stegianopoulos, Gibson and
Bookbinder, along with former
Rep. Herman Badillo (D-N.Y.),
were participants in a forum
on ethnicity and politics
conducted as part of the
Second National Consultation
on Ethnic America, held here
June 22 to 24.
The conference marked the
20th anniversary of the first
landmark- consultation and,
like its predecessor, was spon-
sored jointly by the American
Jewish Committee and
Fordham University.
The 1968 conference came at
the height of discussion of
what came to be known as
"the new ethnicity," and crys-
tallized around the debate over
whether America ever was, or
should be, a "melting pot."
This year's conference
demonstrated that ethnicity
continues to be a potent force
in Americans' private and
public lives.
Most Ethnic Campaign Since
The unavoidable focus of the
politics forum was the 1988
presidential campaign, which
pits against one another the
most identifiably "ethnic"
candidates since 1960, when
John Kennedy was elected the
first Catholic president.
For Stegianopoulos, a
professor of communications
at the City University of New
York, the candidacy of Massa-
chusetts Gov. Michael
Dukakis, a Greek-American,
has had an electrifying effect
on the nation's Greek
Dukakis has brought out
"every hibernating Greek-
American there was. They
have returned to the fold" of
the Democratic Party and are
working hard, she said.
"Poor and rich are digging
into their pocketbooks now
that it is possible for one of
their own to make it to the
White House."
For Gibson, a manager with
the Illinois Department of
Commerce and Communica-
tions, the overwhelming black
vote for the Rev. Jesse
Jackson represents a more
profound dynamic than mere
ethnic pride.
"The black community is by
no means monolithic, but the
force of Jesse brings us
together," he said. "His candi-
dacy is seen as a stepping-
stone for many blacks,'
Jackson Impact 'Understand-
Bookbinder, lately retired
from his position as special
Washington representative of
AJCommittee, and currently a
member of the Dukakis
campaign, did not disagree
with Gibson's assessment. He
called Jackson's impact on the
black community "marvelous,
glorious, understandable."
Nevertheless, he said, "it is
also a sign of a lack of progress
. .. that as many as 99 percent
of the country's blacks feel the
only way to express their hope
is to vote for the black candi-
Bookbinder acknowledged
that Israel remains the single
most important issue among
Jews, but continued: "Jews
are not a bloc that can be
counted to give its solid vote,"
adding later that "the Jews
and thank God, I say don't
have to vote automatically
One conference participant
took exception to Book-
binder's comments, calling his
interpretation of the black
vote "overly simplistic."
Two 'Very Different Groups'
"The Jews and the blacks
are two very different kinds of
groups," said James Banks,
professor of education at the
University of Washington.
"Yours is a much more
empowered group, while for
us, Jesse Jackson is a symbol
for children who haven't been
able to dream."
Referring to his own chil-
dren, Banks said that Jackson
allowed them to "see the hope
that Jews can see in many
different kinds of institu-
In reply, Bookbinder seemed
eager that his words not be
misconstrued and said he
meant no criticism of the black
support of Jackson.
Continued on Page 7
Metha To Appeal
For Release Of Refusenik
TFI AVIV (JTA) Zubin Mehta, the Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra's conductor and musical director, will seek the
mtervention of Armand Hammer, the Russian-born American oil
magnate who is on good personal terms with the Kremlin
leadership, in the case of Elena Keiss-Kuna of Leningrad.
Keiss-Kuna the sister of philharmonic violinist Anna
Rosnovsky, has' been trying since 1974 to get emigration permits
from the Soviet authorities for herself and her husband.
Mehta told a news conference here that he will ask Hammer,
the oil industrialist who came to Israel this week to celebrate his
90th birthday, to intercede on behalf of Keiss-Kuna.
Mehta said he himself had appealed for the release of the
couple when he conducted the New York Philharmonic
Orchestra in Moscow earlier this year.
Keiss-Kuna, who was fired from her job as an engineer when
she applied for exit visas 14 years ago, was told told at the time
she could not leave "because of state secrets she knows."
Mehta said he told Soviet officials "that the only secret she
could now have was a recipe for borscht."
Her husband, also an engineer who lost his job, has been
working as a truck driver.
Their son, who is of military age, will soon be drafted into the
Soviet armed forces, meaning that the family will not be allowed
to leave for many years unless special arrangements are made
now, Mehta said.
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According to Rabbi Gold's
book, any Jewish family that
adopts a child should consult a
rabbi regarding the child's
status as a Jew. Jewish law
will differ depending on
whether the biological mother
is Jewish or Gentile.
It is written in And Hannah
Wept that "all Conservative
and Orthodox rabbis require
conversion of an adopted
Gentile child. Some Reform
rabbis believe that it is suffi-
cient to give the child a Jewish
name and a Jewish education.
But later in life, if the child
should choose to affililate with
a more traditional synagogue
or marry a Conservative or
Orthodox Jew, the child would
have to undergo a traditional
conversion. For a child who
has been raised a Jew, this
prospect could prove discour-
aging or traumatic.
"The conversion ceremony
is simple. A baby boy is circum-
cised by a mohel (on the eighth
day if possible) and a special
blessing for converts is
recited. If the boy is already
circumcised, a symbolic drop
of blood is taken.
"Next, both a boy and a girl
require 'tevila,' total immer-
sion in a mikve (ritual bath). In
Jewish tradition, immersion in
a mikve symbolizes rebirth
in this case, the symbolic birth
of the adopted child into the
Jewish community. At the age
of six months, the child can be
immersed safely. The immer-
sion takes place before a beit
din of three rabbis. The special
blessing for converts is said,
and the child receives a
Hebrew name. The child is
then recognized as a Jew."*
As a Reform rabbi,
Abramson still feels it is
important to convert a child
according to Jewish law and
Friday, July 29, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Continued from Page 6
"What I was saying was that
someday, we will be able to
look at election votes and find
so much progress that
blacks and Jews and Greeks
and Poles don't find it neces-
sary to vote on the basis of
their background."
In concluding remarks,
Badillo, the first voting
member of Congress of Puerto
Rican descent, said that bloc
voting by ethnic groups is
"Practically every group
votes for its own," he said,
especially if a candidate is the
first one from that group to
run for the office. "There is
absolutely nothing unusual
about it."
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emphasizes this to prospective
adoptive couples.
"It's not only a nice symbol
of entrance into the Jewish
community, but it's important
to avoid problems in the
future," she pointed out.
Another alternative an adop-
tive family has is adopting an
interracial child. Adopting
across racial lines has become
increasingly popular today
because few Caucasian babies
are readily available for adop-
tion. The adoption process can
take several months to find a
healthy black, South American
or Korean child versus many
years for a white infant.
Since Judaism is not a race,
there are no halakhic barriers
to such adoptions. But like all
adopted children, such a child
must be properly converted to
Judaism to become fully
Jewish. The most common
problem with this is the atti-
tude of the Jewish community,
and particularly the immediate
family who may not be as quick
to accept the child as a Jew. A
family contemplating an inter-
racial adoption must carefully
analyze the situation.
"There isn't as much of a
taboo placed on non-caucasion

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members of Jewish families,"
claimed Rabbi Abramson.
"The more people adopt inter-
nationally, the more accepted
it will become. Stars of David
is a sort of half-way house into
the established Jewish
community for these families,"
she said.
A large percentage of fami-
lies with mixed-marriages also
belongs to Stars of David as
their only Jewish affiliation.
"It's important that Jews are
together, the whole atmos-
phere is important," said
Rabbi Abramson. "Stars of
David is a haven where ever-
yone is similar in a way they're
not in the outside world.
Whether Reform, Orthodox or
unaffiliated, you just can't
minimize the importance of
this group as a link and a
support for Jewish families."
For more information on the
West Palm Beach Chapter of
Stars of David, or adoption,
call Janet and Allan Lifshin,
'Quotes taken from And
Hannah Wept, by Rabbi
Michael Gold. Used by permis-
sion of the Jewish Publication
Society, 1988.


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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 29, 1988

President's Message
Marvin S. Rosen
As the 1987/88 school year
draws to a close, let us take
time to reflect on the achieve-
ments of this past year and
look to the future.
This year marked a period of
consolidation and streng-
thening. Many of the
programs that had been insti-
tuted over the past several
years became further inte-
grated into the daily lives of
students and staff. In the
areas of general studies and
Jewish studies, the curriculum
was further developed to
provide our students with the
knowledge and skills neces-
sary to succeed in their higher
educational endeavors and in
their adult lives.
The Jewish Community Day
School teaching staff
continued to work as a cohe-
Tuition range:.........................................................$2200-$2850
Percent of students receiving Tuition Assistance:...................36
After School Care Availability:....................3:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m.
# of students using After School Care:....................................30
Students After School Care hours per year:......................11,813
Student kosher lunches served per year:...........................39,200
Student nutritious snacks served per year:.......................60,200
Students qualifying for Federal government
subsidy for free/reduced lunch:...............................................25
1987/88 Officers and Board
President: Marvin S. Rosen
Vice Presidents: Robert Abrams, Marilyn Cane, Barry Krischer,
Denva May, Robert Needle, Alfred Schrager,
Joan Tochner
Secretary: Martin V. Katz
Treasurer: Dr. Moshe Adler
Board of Directors: Marjorie Berg, Sheila Engelstein, Barry
Gales, Arnold Hoffman, Dr. Anita Katz, Soni
Kay, Joel Koeppel, Dr. Alan LeRoy, Stacey
Levy, Marty List, Richard Lubin, Rabbi William
Marder, Larry Ochstein, Jeff Paine, Alvin
Perlman, Marva Perrin, Richard Preiser, David
Schimmel, David Shapiro, Alan Shore, Adele
Simon, Steve Tendrich, Max Tochner, Dr. Jay
Trabin, Dr. Arthur Virshup
Honorary Board: Buddie Brenner, Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg,
Heinz Eppler, Mrs. Max L. Feinberg, Henry
Grossman, Adele Kahn, H. Irwin Levy, Myron
Nickman, Robert Rapaport, Irving Salins, Bette
Wolfson Schapiro, Dr. Richard Shugarman,
Alan Shulman, Phillip Siskin, Rabbi Isaac
Vander Walde, Ben Wolfson
1988/89 Officers and Board
President: Joan Tochner
Vice Presidents: Robert Abrams, Barry Krischer, Denva May,
Martin Katz, Sandy Rosen, Rhonda Shore, Dr.
Jay Trabin
Secretary: Soni Kay
Treasurer: Dr. Moshe Adler
Board of Directors: Majorie Berg, Marilyn Cane, Rabbi Alan
Cohen, Debra Fields, Debbee Katz, Joel
Koeppel, Dr. Alan LeRoy, Mark Levy, Stacey
Levy, Marty List, Robert Needle, Jeffrey Paine,
Phyllis Penner, Alvin Perlman, Richard Preiser,
Barbara Robinson, Marvin Rosen, David
Shapiro, Alan Shore, Adele Simon, Max
Tochner, Dr. Arthur Virshup
Honorary Board: Buddie Brenner, Erwin Blonder, Rabbi
Emanuel Eisenberg, Heinz Eppler, Mr. Max
Feinberg, Henry Grossman, Adele Kahn, H.
Irwin Levy, Myron Nickman, Robert Rapaport,
Irving Salins, Bette Wolfson Schapiro, Dr.
Richard Shugarman, Alan Shulman, Phillip
Siskin, Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde, Ben Wolfson
sive, harmonious unit. Under
the direction of the Executive
Director and Assistant
Director, efforts were coordin-
ated to improve the educa-
tional atmosphere and
enhance learning.
A consolidation of efforts in
fundraising also took place as
well-organized, hard-working
lay and professional leadership
raised record funds, tripled
endowment monies, and elimi-
nated the deficit from the
previous year.
A gradual but steady growth
in enrollment over the past
years has necessitated the
planning of additional class-
room, library, and laboratory
space. Building will be started
within the next year.
The 1987/88 school year has
also been one of transition. In
December, Barbara Steinberg,
Executive Director,
announced that she would be
leaving effective June 80,
1988, to pursue new career
opportunities. What followed
was a time of uncertainty as
parents and members of the
broader Jewish community
expressed deep regrets over
Barbara's departure. A search
committee was formed under
the leadership of Adele Simon.
In April, Dr. Nissim Elbaz
was hired to take over the
reins. Dr. Elbaz comes to this
community and to the JCDS
with exceptional qualifications
and enthusiasm. The Board of
Directors is confident that he
will continue to provide the
leadership to meet the chal-
lenges that lie ahead and to
direct the JCDS to new
heights of academic excel-
The future is bright for the
Jewish Community Day
School. Incoming leadership,
under the presidency of Joan
Tochner, is already hard at
work planning for next year
and the years ahead.
I congratulate and thank the
school staff and administra-
tion, the Board of Directors
and Executive Committee, the
leadership of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, and the Jewish
community as a whole for a
banner year and look forward
to next year with all of its
achievements and success.
Federation Allocation
Family Commitment
$ 587,570
Tuition Assistance
Lunch Program
$ 564,303
The Jewish Community Day School of Palm Beach County is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

A Look at 1987/88
Enrollment for 1987/88 reached the 224 mark, a 14 percent
increase over the previous year. The school had two kindergar-
tens, two first grades, and one class on each grade level from 2
through 8. At this time, we already have reached our goal of two
second grades, two first grades and two kindergartens for the
1988/89 school year.
Tuition has risen gradually, approximately five percent per
year during the past three years, with higher increases in the
junior high school grades. A 10 percent tuition increase across
the board has been levied for 1988/89.
The JCDS is committed to the principle that no Jewish child
should be denied a day school education because of financial
need. The Tuition Assistance Committee allocates tuition
assistance funds through a confidential procedure. Grants are
made based on the need of a family and the tuition assistance
funding available.
Major Gifts essentially tripled the school's endowment fund
during the past year. The endowment provides income to the
tuition assistance budget line. This year's contributions
The Sally and Irving Salins Endowment Fund $100,000
The estate of William A. Mosow 50,000
The estate of Benjamin S. Hornstein 25,000
Several new programs were developed for 1987/88. Computer
and Technology Education was enriched with the introduction
of new Apple-compatible hardware and software in the
computer laboratory. Cooperative Learning, an educational
approach that provides students with the skills to work coopera-
tively wttft Bnared responsibility and tasks in small groups, was
introduced in several classrooms this year. The First Alumni
Reunion took place in January and was orchestrated by a
steering committee of veteran staff members and alumni. Gifted
and Talented Education was another focus of the staff
development program this year. Other program and celebrations
are listed in the Calendar Highlights.
3*\^^Fmlly Commitment
Friday, July 29, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Mon., August 24
Thurs., August 27
Thurs., September 3
Mon., September 14
Wed., September 16
Thurs., September 17
Sun., October 4
Wed., October 14
Mon., October 19
Mon., October 19
Fri., October 30
Tues., November 10
Wed., November 25
Wed., December 2
Sat., December 5
Wed., December 16
Thurs., December 17
Thurs., December 17
Fri., December 18
Sun., January 3
Fri., January 8
Mon., January 25
Fri., January 29
Fri., January 29
Fri., January 29
Tues., February 2
Wed., February 3
Fri., February 12
Fri., February 19
Fri., February 19
Thurs., February 25
Thurs., March 3
Wed., March 9
Thurs., March 17
Mon., March 21
Wed., March 23
Sat., March 26
Thurs., March 31
Mon., April 11
Thurs., April 14
Fri., April 15
Fri., April 22
Fri., Sat., April 29, 30
Mon., May 2
Mon., May 2
Wed., May 4
Fri., May 6
Thurs., May 26
Mon., June 6
Mon., June 6
Tues., June 7
Wed., June 8
Thurs., June 9
Fri., June 10
School Opening
New Parents' Orientation
Back to School Night
State of the School Board Meeting
Bicentennial Celebration
Knesset Elections
Barbecue & Raffle & Sukkah Decorating
Ushpizzin visit our Sukkah
Simchat Torah Celebration
Second Grade Hagigat Ha Sefer
Read All About It presentation
Special Activities Day
Thanksgiving Feast
School Spirit & Color Assembly
JCDS Shabbat at Temple Beth El
Grade 6 Siyyum Ha Sefer
Fun Run
Parent Association Hanukkah Dinner
Hanukkah program
Alumni Reunion
JCDS Shabbat at Temple Israel
Special Activities Day
Shabbat Shira
First grade Siddur Ceremony
Tu B'Shevat Sedarim
Science Fair
Tu B'Shevat tree planting ceremony
Cantor Sol Zim visits JCDS
School Spirit & Color Assembly
4th/5th grades lead services at Congregation
Ashei Sholom
Champagne Reception at the Rosen's
Purim Celebration
Tree planting in memory of Benjamin S.
Benjamin S. Hornstein Memorial service
Super Monday
Young Authors Teas
Auction and Dinner Dance
Passover Model Seder
2nd/3rd and 4th/5th grade Spelling Bees
Holocaust Remembrance Service
School Spirit & Color Assembly
Israel 40 Celebration
JCDS Shabbat at Temple Beth El
Constitution Game
Annual Meeting
Honorary Board Brunch
JCDS Shabbat at Temple Beth Torah
Talent Show
Special Activities Day
8th grade Awards Ceremony
Staff Appreciation Day
Year-End Program
Awards Ceremony & Last Day of School
and is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools.
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 29, 1988
JCC News
Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches
700 Spencer Drive
West Palm Beach
YOUNG SINGLES (20's and 30's)
Saturday, July 30, 8:45 p.m. Meet at Jerry's house to
repeat the great party we had there in March. Come
prepared to swim, feast on hamburgers, hot dogs and
fixings, meet new people and have a great time. Bring a
side dish and BYOB we will supply the burgers, dogs and
soda. Cost: $4.00 plus a side dish and BYOB.
Tuesday, August 2, 5-7 p.m. Get together to enjoy the
Happy Hour at Studebakers (Congress Ave. and Forest
Hill Blvd.). We'll toast all the Leos in their birthday month.
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6:00 p.m. Meet at Duffy's in Palm
Beach Gardens for the best burgers in town. Afterwards
we'll play some pool and video games. Ask for our group at
the bar.
SINGLES GROUP (30's and 40's)
Saturday, Aug. 6, 7:00 p.m. Meet at Dino's Pizza
(Crossroads Shopping Ctr. on Northlake Blvd., just east of
1-95) for dinner, Italian style, followed by roller skating off
the calories at Galaxy Skateway (Military Trail so. of
Northlake Blvd.) at 9:00 p.m. Join us for a fun evening.
Saturday, July 30, 8:00 p.m. Get together for an
evening of fun, games and refreshments. Bring your
favorite board or card game and plan to play the night
away. Donation: $3.00.
Sunday, Aug. 7,12 noon. Get together at Carlin Park in
Jupiter for a relaxing Sunday in the sun. Bring whatever
you wish to BBQ and drink we provide fire, cooler and
chips. Donation: $1.00. Look for our "JCC" sign.
Thursday, Aug. 11th, 5-7 p.m. Meet at Studebakers
(Congress Ave. and Forest Hill Blvd.) to enjoy the great
food buffet and drinks during the Happy Hour. Cost: $1.00
for tip plus your own fare and small entry fee.
All sports loving singles, spend Sunday afternoon, Aug.
7 at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield. We will meet at the
JCC, and carpool down. Pack a picnic lunch and wear your
bathing suit we will be swimming and skiing on the lake.
Bike rental is also available.
Tuesday, Aug. 9th, 7:30 p.m. Come for a discussion on
"Dating." We will cover such topics as how to get into
dating; how to meet people; what to say and when; etc. All
are welcome. Cost: $2.00.
Call JCC for more information, 689-7700.
Applications For Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee is
currently accepting applica-
tions for the 1989 Ralph I.
Goldman Fellowship in Inter-
national Jewish Communal
Service. The deadline for
submission is October 15,
The Fellowship is awarded
to a candidate with a demon-
strated talent in the practice
and study of Jewish communal
service, and who shows a
strong interest in international
Jewish affairs. The selected
applicant will participate in a
one year work-study program
in a JDC office overseas begin-
ning September 1989. The
Fellow will be required to
write a paper evaluating the
program and experience by
the close of the year.
The Ralph I. Goldman
Fellowship was established by
the JDC Board of Directors in
honor of Ralph Goldman,
Honorary Executive Vice
President of JDC. Mr.
Goldman's career in Jewish
communal service spans more
than 40 years.
The winner will be selected
by the Ralph Goldman Fellow-
ship Committee, composed of
distinguished professional and
lay leaders in Jewish
communal service. Preference
will be given to candidates in
the early stages of their
careers, who hold a Master's
or equivalent degree, and
demonstrate personal attri-
butes of intelligence, integrity,
and leadership.
Those interested in applying
should send a letter advocating
their candidacy to the Ralph I.
Goldman Fellowship, JDC, 711
Third Avenue, New York, NY
10017. The letter should
include education and work
history, reasons for interest in
New Alzheimer Therapy
The Parkstar Clinic, located in Nassau, Bahamas,
is now accepting a limited number of patients for
the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.
The Clinic, directed by a US trained and educated
physician, is a self supporting treatment center
offering THA Therapy to Alzheimer's Disease
patients at early to moderate stages of the Disease.
THA is currently undergoing medical evaluation,
but is not yet available to patients in the United States.
Parkstar Limited
Post Office Box CB-10981
Nassau, Bahamas 10-3
the Fellowship, plans for the
future, and references. The
winner will be announced in
January 1989.
The winner of the 1988
Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship
was Gideon Taylor, a young
lawyer from Dublin, Ireland.
JCC Kicks Off
Dinner Dance/Ad Journal
Patti Abramson, Chairwoman of the JCC's Dinner Dance Ad
Journal Committee has announced that the campaign seeking
ads for the journal has officially started. At a luncheon of the
JCC's Business Advisory Committee, Abramson and
committee members discussed goal* and strategies for the
campaign. The Ad Journal is scheduled to be printed for the
JCC's 13th Annual Dinner Dance to be held Saturday,
November 12 at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach.
Top: Patti Abramson, Chairperson of the JCC Ad Journal
Committee, Michael Jacobson, member of the JCC Business
Advisory Board and Director of the Menorah Funeral Home,
and Stacey K. Levy, Co-chairperson of the JCC Annual
Dinner Dance; Middle: The Business Advisory Committee at
its Kick-Off Luncheon; Bottom: Volunteer Telephone Squad,
from left: Mrs. Ray Kir son, Linda Chazin, Fran Gottlieb,
Josephine Reed, Helen Posner, Sig Posner, Sabina Gotts-
chalk, Selma Adelberg, Lee Salamone, Carole Fox, Sophia
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act.
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, is an active place for all seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and
activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
I Monday through Friday at
111:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach -
1700 Spencer Drive; JCC in
Boynton Beach 501 N.E.
26th Avenue; JCC in Delray
I Beach 16189 Carter Road.
Summer is a great time to
I meet new friends and engage
in stimulating programs.
Enjoy delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is
required but contributions are
requested. Reservations
required. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-7700, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Dial-A-Ride at 689-6961.
July 28 Eckerd's Phar-
macy "Pharmacy Services
for Seniors"
July 29 Mr. Nat Stein
conducts Sabbath Services
Aug. 1 Bingo with Fred
Aug. 2 Speaker from
Palm Beach Medical Center-
Talk on Hypertension
Aug. 3 To be announced
Aug. 4 Ann Nash "Dial-
A-Ride" bus
Aug. 5 Sabbath services
Aug. 8 Bingo with Fred
I Bauman
Aug. 9 Ellie Newcorn
speaking about JCC Services
|& Classes
Aug. 10 To be announced
Aug. 11 "Heart Patients"
Sponsored by Palm Beach
I Medical Center
Aug. 12 Mr. Nat Stein -
I Sabbath Services
Aug. 15 Bingo with Fred
I Bauman
Are you homebound? Is your
I neighbor homebound? Are you
lunable to cook for yourself?
[The Jewish Community
ICenter's Kosher Home Deliv-
lered Meals Service is just for
If you have just come home
I from the hospital and have no
I way to maintain your daily
nutritional requirements, this
|service is available to you until
you regain your health. This is
a most essential ongoing or
[short term service for the
homebound. Kosher meals
[provide 1/3 of the required
iaily nutrition for adults. No
[fee, but contributions
[requested. For Boynton
[Beach. Lake Worth or West
|Palm Beach call Carol 689-
7700. In Delray Beach, call
Nancy at 495-0806.
The Jewish Community
Center's new transportation
service is available for people
not able to get to the JCC.
Persons who wish to partici-
pate in JCC programs or
services, may be picked up at
our designated central loca-
tions throughout the
community. The JCC takes
Cple to Nursing Homes and
pitals to visit loved ones.
Call Libby for information.
Tickets are required for each
one-way trip. Donation is
$1.00 and persons purchasing
blocks of ten will receive two
free. Persons needing medical
transportation should call CO-
Tran at 689-6961.
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community
Center is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach
Community College and Palm
Beach County School Board-
Adult Education. This year,
both agencies are requiring
fees for these classes along
with registration. Call Louise
at 689-7700 for information.
Medicine in the Next
Century A 4 week discussion
series sponsored by Adult
Education P.B.C.C. at
the J.C.C. Learn about newest
technologies that are being
developed. Will there be
improved cure rates for
cancer, heart problems and
other age related diseased as
well as growth in home care
Instructor: Gert Friedman,
Specialist of Disease Preven-
tion and Wellness Programs.
Date: Wednesday, August 10,
17, 24 and 31 at 1:30 to 3:30.
Fee: $2.00 for complete series.
Limited to 25 people. Reserva-
tions a must. Call Louise at
Timely Topics Date: Mondays
ongoing following lunch; Time:
Lunch at 1:15 Program at 2.
Join a stimulating group in an
exciting variety of topics
including current events.
Those interested in lunch,
please call for reservations at
689-7700. Ask for Lillian -
Senior Department.
Bring Your Cards and Play
On Tuesdays at 2:00 A new
summer program of cards and
comradeship. Make your own
tables. We'll provide the
refreshments. Reservations
required Call Louise at 689-
7700. Sponsored by Tuesday
Council. Meets at J.C.C. Fee
$100. _
'twltigHf DlhT^g and
Dancing Enjoy an early
evening kosher dinner
followed by a Special Program.
Call Louise at 689-7700. Date:
Wednesday, August 17, 1988
at 4:30 p.m. No fee, contribu-
tions requested.
An Afternoon With Helen
Delightful Helen Nussbaum
will be at the J.C.C. Thursday
afternoon at 1:30. Spend a
most stimulating and pleasant
summer afternoon listening to
Helen along with open discus-
sions. No fee. Everyone is
Program: July 28th Discus-
sion "Ethical Wills" Call
Louise at 689-7700 for reser-
Speakers Club Date: Thurs-
days ongoing, Time: 10 a.m.
For persons who wish to prac-
tice the art of public speaking
a great group.
Prime Time Singles: Prime
Time will not be meeting
during Summer months.
Watch for Fall schedule.
The J.C.C. provides: Health
Insurance Assistance with
Edie Reiter, Legal Aid by
Palm Beach County Legal Aid
Society, Home Financial
Management with Herb Kirsh.
*4Hi-Neighbor," the
new J.C.C. Mitzvah Corps is a
group of special persons
reaching out keeping in
touch with our homebound and
others in need. Join this dedi-
cated group of persons who
are enjoying doing Mitzvahs.
Call Ellie Newcorn at 689-
7700. Volunteers are needed
to work on all phases of the
Friday, July ^9, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
For West Palm Beach
Kosher Meal Program, call
Carol at 689-7700.
J.C.C. programs especially
drivers for home delivered
For Boynton Kosher Meal
Program call Julia at 582-
For Delray Kosher Meal
Program, call Nancy at 495-
Pictured above at the B'nai B'rith Foundation Legacy
Development Luncheon and Seminar which took place in
West Paint Beach are, from left: But Taahman, Director of
Legacy Development, B'nai B'rith Foundation, Esther Molat,
Luncheon hostess, and Jerrold Posner, Assistant National
Director of Development, B'nai B'rith Foundation, Florida
Regional office.
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Synagogue News
Registration is now being
accepted for religious school
(kindergarten through seventh
grade). Professionally staffed
and directed, the program
includes a curriculum of
Hebrew and heritage studies.
In addition, temple operates
the only Jewish pre-scnool in
northern Palm Beach County
for children from ages 2 to
For more information call
the temple office.
Temple Beth Zion has pre-
registration material for the
1988-89 Religious School year.
Classes K through 8 are sched-
uled and Bar/Bat Mitzvah
lessons are available.
A group trip to Israel is
being planned for October.
The Sisterhood is offering a
trip to the Regency Spa in
Miami Beach in November
Shabbat Services are held
every Friday evening
at 8 p.m., Saturday mornings
at 9 a.m. Weekday services are
held on Monday and Thursday
mornings at 8:30 a.m. The
public is invited.
Call the Temple for more
"Mommy & Me" classes will
begin the week of September 6
and run for 15 weeks. The
classes are designed to provide
a special time for parent and
children to explore a pre-
school environment together.
Each class is led by an
instructor who is experienced
in working with the very
young pre-schooler.
Classes will offer a variety of
creative activities for children
and parents to share. These
activities help to develop large
and small motor skills through
music, art, stories, etc., with
an emphasis on early socializa-
tion. Each class is geared for a
specific age level with activi-
ties designed to encourage the
appropriate level of develop-
Library to Use
'Liberty' Name
Despite weeks of protest by
area Jews and non-Jews alike,
the new public library being
planned for the village of
Grafton, Wis., will be named
after the U.S.S. Liberty.
The Grafton Library Board
voted on June 30 to accept
donations for the construction
of the library which stipulate
that it be named after the U.S.
Navy surveillance ship that
was attacked by Israel during
the 1967 Six-Day War.
Israel called the attack an
accident, apologized and paid
Veterans of the ship have
charged the attack was delib-
erate. The charge has been
accepted by a number of anti-
Semitic and anti-Israel organi-
zations, who use it to discredit
Israel and attack U.S. support
of4W$\\ A A .V V V V .V V
For more information call
the temple office.
To accommodate the needs
of young families, Temple
Beth Am, the Reform Congre-
gation in Jupiter will conduct
its S'lichot Service at the early
hour of 8:00 p.m. Saturday
evening, September 3rd.
Members, non members, and
those unaffiliated, as well as
area visitors are cordially
invited to join with us, as our
uests. Rabbinical S'licot
ervice leadership is under the
direction of Peter Schaktman
of Hebrew Union College/
Jewish Institute of Religion,
with Cantorial Soloist Carol
Celebrate the traditional
commencement of the High
Holy Days with us and enjoy
making new friends at a
special Yom Tov Oneg and
Guest tickets at no charge
are available through the
temple office. Call 747-1109.
With loving care, a new
Oren-Hakodesh is being
constructed by Temple Beth
Am in Jupiter.
It will protect a Torah
rescued from Czechoslovakia
during World War II by
gallant and caring people. The
Torah, along with others, then
lay piled and undiscovered in
the desolated Michle Syna-
gogue for more than 20 years.
It was then conveyed to the
Westminster Synagogue And
Foundation in London,
England, which became the
repository for almost 1600
This long anticipated project
is a part of the current expan-
sion and renovation of the
Temple premises, expected to
be completed in time for the
High Holy Days this year.
Scholars have determined that
this Torah came from the town
of Breznice. It was written in
1860. The "Prague Scroll" is
on permanent loan to Temple
Beth Am.
The Jewish Floridian
of Palm Beach County
welcomes comments
from our readers in the
form of Letters to the
Editor. All letters should
be typed, signed and
include an address and
phone number. The Flor-
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FBI Probes
The Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation is probing two Israeli
companies for possible ties to
Melvyn Paisley, a former Navy
official who has been impli-
cated in the current U.S. mili-
tary procurement scandal.
The companies, Mazlat Ltd.
and Pocal Industries, were
listed on a search warrant that
gave the FBI authority to seize
evidence from Paisley's home
in McLean, Va. The Israeli
companies are the only foreign
ones among 11 cited in the
Sam Reich, president of
Pocal Industries in Scranton,
Pa., said in a telephone inter-
view that he was "very
surprised" that his company's
ties to Paisley are being inves-
He said Pocal is a small
company, with about 50
employees, adding that "we
never, never had any commer-
cial or any business relation-
ship" with Paisley.
The New York Times quoted
the warrant as seeking
evidence that Paisley, an
assistant secretary of the
Navy from 1981 to 1987, has
worked for Pocal or helped it
obtain contracts.
Another of the 11 companies
being investigated is Martin
Marietta Ordinance Systems
Inc., which recently placed a
Pentagon bid along with Pocal
and its larger Israeli affiliate,
Soltam Ltd. of Haifa, to build
120mm mortars.
Professor Irene Borde of Ben-
Gurion University of the
Negev, who immigrated to
Israel from Riga in 1977, was
one of 11 distinguished women
honored by the Council of
Israeli Women's Organiza-
tions. Arrested by the KGB for
subversive activity and exiled
to Siberia, Borde completed her
studies in engineering at the
Siberian Institute of Tech-
nology and, presently, teaches
and does research in thermo-
dynamics and heat transfer.

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Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 830 a m
Thursday 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 Boulevard
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 Randall J. Konigsburg. Cantor
Earl J. Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 10
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Drive, 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 No. "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 NW Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Phone 996-3886. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach,
FL 33411. Phone 798-8888. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Menday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew Beck.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Cantor David Feuer. Sabbath services,
Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily 8:15 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club. 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing address: 6085
Parkwalk Drive, Boynton Beach 33437. Phone 736-7687. Cantor
Alex Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday 9
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Benjamin Shull. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, 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. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
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 Boulevard, 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. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 S. Chillingworth Drive, West Palm
Beach, FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman.
Phone 471-1526.
H. Loy Anderson, Jr., Presi-
dent of Florida National
Bank/Palm Beach County,
and Rabin L. Breger, Execu-
tive Director, Development
Corporation for State of
Israeli Bonds, announced
that Florida National Bank
has purchased an additional
$250,000 financial instru-
ment from the Development
Corporation for Israel in
support of Israel's economic
Two From
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Beverly Davis of Palm Beach
was elected a Vice Chairman,
National Commission of the
Anti-Defamation League
during ADL's 75th anniver-
sary National Commission
meeting at the New York
Marriott Marquis Hotel June
8-12. Mrs. Davis was a former
President of B'nai B'rith
The Commission reelected
Morris Yoffe of Boca Raton to
the National Commission.
Both Davis and Yoffe are
active members of the Palm
Beach County Regional Board.
The National Commission
serves as the policymaking
body of the agency, which was
founded in 1913 to "stop the
defamation of the Jewish
people ... to secure justice
and fair treatment to all citi-
zens alike."
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Germany was sentenced to life
imprisonment July 11, for
complicity in the murder of
thousands of Jews while
serving in the Nazi SS, the
official East German news
agency ADN reported.
Poehlich was found guilty by
an East German court of
having participated in the
mass shootings of Jews in the
Ukraine in 1941.
The sentence and its
announcement in the official
media was seen in Western
circles as another move by the
East German Communist
regime to win Jewish good will
as a means of gaining favor in
the United States.
East Germany desperately
wants to improve trade rela-
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Communist Party boss Erich
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exchange, has indicated a will-
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Jews for their losses during
the Nazi era.
The East Germans have not
named a sum, but estimates
range from $100 million to
$175 million.
Honecker is expected to
meet with World Jewish
Congress President Edgar
Bronfman later this month to
discuss the issue.
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Continued from Page 4
Segre cited as an example
the field of higher mathe-
matics. When the race laws
were passed, 30 percent of
Italian scholars in that disci-
pline were Jews.
"They were swept away
overnight," Segre said. "If we
think of physics, the great
(particle) accelerators today
are found in three places:
Geneva, Chicago and Cali-
fornia. If what happened had
not happened, there may also
have been one in Italy," he
Segre noted that Italy was at
first a refuge for Jewish
scholars and scientists fleeing
Hitler's Germany and there
were close links between Jews
and non-Jews in the intellec-
tual community.
In-Depth Look
Continued front Page 1
sponsor of the Senate resolu-
tion to move the U.S. Embassy
in Israel from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem. He also supported
the bill to allow persons in the
military to wear yarmulkes.
In 1985, Bentsen was one of
a group of senators who unsuc-
cessfully urged President
Reagan not to visit the mili-
tary cemetery in Bitburg,
West Germany, where
members of the Waffen SS are
among those buried.
Perhaps Bentsen's most
controversial vote, as far as
the Jewish community is
concerned, came in June 1986,
when he voted to uphold
Reagan's veto of a joint
congressional resolution
rejecting a weapons sale to the
The Senate failed to override
the veto by one vote, and the
sale went ahead. Bentsen was
the only Democrat to switch
his vote.
In 1984, he opposed the sale
of Stinger missiles to Jordan
and Saudi Arabia, and in 1985,
he co-sponsored the resolution
to deny advanced weapons to
Jordan until it begins peace
negotiations with Israel.
But in 1987, he was not one
of the 68 senators who signed
a letter opposing the sale of
1,600 Maverick missiles to the
Saudis, which eventually
caused Reagan to remove the
missile from the arms
Most recently, he was not
among the 21 senators who
signed a letter, initiated this
month by Sen. Dennis DeCon-
cini (D-Ariz.), urging the
administration not to submit a
proposed $1.9 billion arms sale
to Kuwait.
On domestic issues, Bentsen
voted for a constitutional
amendment that would have
permitted prayer in the public
schools. He has supported
women's right to choose to
have abortions, voting against
an amendment that would
have forbidden the District of
Columbia to use district or
federal funds to pay for abor-
"Lloyd Bentsen's long
congressional career indicates
considerable understanding
and sympathy for many issues
f particular interest to the
Jewish community the U.S.-
Israel relationship, Soviet
Jewry, the genocide treaty,"
*ud David Harris, Washington
"My first wife, a German
linguist, fled Germany in 1933
and immediately found work in
Italy," he said.
"The forced exodus of
scholars from Germany was
much more serious, certainly
than the forced exodus from
"The Nazis so shattered
Germany's culture and science
that it was set back by at least
50 years," Segre said.
Why did Mussolini resort to
anti-Semitism? According to
Segre, "he wanted to do the
least damage to get rid of a
few thousands Jews didn't
seem to him so serious.
"With the manifesto and the
race laws, Mussolini succeeded
in doing what he wanted, that
is, to ally himself with Nazi
representative of the Amer-
ican Jewish Committee.
"While there may be some
concern about some of Sen.
Bentsen's votes with respect
to arms sales to Arab countries
that remain technically at war
with Israel, overall we view
him as a friend with whom we
have enjoyed a close working
David Brody, Washington
representation of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, observed that Bentsen
has been a strong supporter of
Israel and has had good rela-
tions with the Jewish
community in Texas.
He said the senator stressed
in a jecent letter to consti-
tuents that by supporting
Israel, the United States
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"advances the cause of peace
in the Middle East."
Brody said Bentsen also has
emphasized the need to take
strong measures against
terrorism. And the senator has
flushed for an energy policy to
essen dependence on Middle
East oil.
In presenting Bentsen,
Dukakis noted the parallel to
1960, when the Democratic
ticket also contained a presi-
dential candidate from Massa-
chusetts, John Kennedy, and a
vice presidential candidate
from Texas, Lyndon Johnson.
Bentsen was first elected to
the Senate in 1970, when he
defeated his Republican oppo-
nent, George Bush, who will be
the GOP presidential candi-
date this year.
A native of Texas, Bentsen
enlisted in the army as a
private during World War II
and rose to the rank of major.
Workshop Examines Counseling Techniques
New York clinical psychologist
believes that most rabbis,
regardless of denomination,
are not sufficiently trained to
provide congregants with
effective family counseling on
marital problems.
Practicing what he preaches,
Dr. Irving Levitz of Wood-
mere, N.Y., led an innovative
workshop recently for
Orthodox rabbis on "The Trou-
bled Marriage: When
Congregants Seek Your
The workshop was part of a
one-day mini-conference spon-
sored by the alumni of Yeshiva
University's Rabbi Isaac
Elchanan Theological
Levitz, a professor at the
university's Wurzweiler
School of Social Work, prac-
tices psychology privately at
an office in Woodmere. His
wife, Myra, a psychiatric social
worker, works with him in his
private practice.
Levitz told the 40 Orthodox
rabbis at the workshop that
the role of spiritual leaders in
the marriage of congregants
must not start and stop with
their performance at the
wedding ceremony.
The rabbi's role should begin
with pre-marital counseling,
Levitz said, to avoid potential
problems for future
Levitz who served as a pulpit
rabbi before deciding to
become a practicing psycholo-
gist, told the workshop that a
rabbi must be able to assess a
family problem and determine
the most effective way of
being helpful.
For that role, the rabbi,
"needs to be a good listener,
non-judgmental and know-
ledgeable about the dynamics
of marriage and family life."
Levitz told the 40 rabbis at
the workshop that engaged
couples frequently fail to give
adequate consideration to "the
full spectrum of family life
from finances to family rela-
tions, dual careers, raising of
children and mode of religious
Theoretically, the rabbi,
specially the Orthodox rabbi, is
in "an ideal position to be
helpful," Levitz said. "He
usually is a good friend of both
the bride and the bridegroom
and their families. He is not a
stranger to them."
Thus, the rabbi can raise
many of the issues with the
twosome, sensitively
engaging the couple in an
insightful dialogue.'
Levitz explained that the
idea for the workshop emerged
after university officials real-
ized that candidates emerge
from the rabbinic seminary
"thoroughly trained in Jewish
law but lacking adequate
training for family coun-
Following his many years in
clinical practice and his
previous experience as a pulpit
rabbi, Levitz came to the
conclusion that rabbis "need to
be brought up to date about
current Knowledge which we
now have about the family."
Furthermore, he said, rabbis
need to be sensitized to the
different ways congregants
indicate their need for help.
Many rabbis cannot assist in
some problem areas because
they do not receive appro-
Eriate training. Specifically,
evitz said, "there are no
formally structured classes at
RIETS (the rabbinic seminary)
to prepare rabbinical students
to perforni such services as
One approach Levitz advo-
cates to prevent problems
from arising "is a requirement
that couples planning
marriage pledge to participate
in effective programs of pre-
marital counseling."
Premarital counseling
requires that the rabbi not only
be sufficiently trained to iden-
tify potential problems, but
also to know equally well his
limitations as a counselor.
The discussion was a real-
istic one, Levitz said, because
the participating rabbis "know
what I know they did not get in
their rabinnical training.'
Dropouts Could Continue
Jewish Agency official
defended Israel's new policy
with respect to Jews leaving
the Soviet Union, but said he
did not believe it would solve
the dropout problem.
Uri Gordon, head of the
agency's immigration and
absorption department, said
Soviet Jews do not know
enough about Israel or
Judaism, and cannot learn as
long as there are no diplomatic
ties between Jerusalem and
According to Jewish Agency
sources, during the first three
months of this year, every Jew
who emigrated from the city of
Kharkov with an Israeli visa
went to the United States.
The dropout rate from Kiev,
Odessa and Minsk was 95
percent, and agency officials
told reporters they doubted
the situation would improve in
the near future.
Gordon said he approved of
the Cabinet's decision which
stated that Israel would issue
Israeli visas only to those Jews
committed to settling in Israel
when they leave the USSR.
To ensure that policy, Soviet
Jews will have to pick up their
visas at the Israeli Embassy in
Bucharest, Romania, from
where they will be flown
directly to Tel Aviv.

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NJCRAC Meetings
Continued from Page 3
American Jewish Committee,
American Jewish
Congress, B'nai B'rith Anti-
De tarnation League,
Hadassah, Jewish Labor
Committee, Jewish War
Veterans of the U.S.A.,
National Council of Jewish
Women, Union of American
Hebrew Congregations, Union
of Orthodox Jewish Congrega-
tions of America, United Syna-
gogue of America-Women's
League for Conservative
Judaism and Women's Amer-
ican Ort.
Every year, NJCRAC
formulates a Joint Program
Plan that represents the judg-
ments, conclusions and recom-
mendations that emerge from
a year-round process requiring
the cooperation and participa-
tion of both national and
community agencies.
Through a broad, coordin-
ated program of activity,
Jewish community relations
agencies give a high priority to
fostering American support
for Israel; aiding endangered
overseas Jewish communities;
combatting anti-Semitism at
home and abroad; protecting
democratic constraints, partic-
ularly the Bill of Rights; and
fostering a plural, democratic
society in the United States.
Some other highlights from
the Executive Committee and
Commission meetings include
topics like: Soviet Jews under
glasnost, Soviet Jewry advo-
cacy, child care legislation and
how it will affect church-state
and interreligious relation-
ships, and reproductive choice
"There is a great deal of
extremely stimulating and
intelligent sharing at these
meetings. You get a very real
sense of what's happening
around the U.S./' Dr.
MacKay noted that a memo
sent by Wallach to Meese
suggested that Israel receive
$65 million to $70 million a
year for 10 years at the conclu-
sion of the pipeline's construc-
tion to guarantee security.
Hoffman said about the confer-
ence meetings. The overall
feeling in the meetings, she
said, was one of deep concern
about what's happening in
Jewish community relations.
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