The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
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Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: Feb. 20, 1987 called no. 4 in masthead and no. 8 in publisher's statement; Mar. 31, 1989 called no. 12 in masthead and no. 13 in publisher's statement.
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Election '88 Supreme Court Calendar
Candidates, Jews Meet Full on Church/State
With only three weeks left
until election day '88, Congres-
sional candidates Harry John-
ston II and Ken Adams will
debate the issues concerning
the Jewish community in a
public forum on Tuesday,
October 18, 7:30 p.m. at Tem-
ple Judea in West Palm Beach.
Sponsored by the Local Con-
cerns Task Force of the
Commmunity Relations Coun-
cil of the Jewish Federation, in
cooperation with B'nai B'rith
Women, Hadassah, Na'amat
USA, National Council of Jew-
ish Women and Women's
American ORT, the forum will
give the community members
the opportunity to hear the
candidates state their posi-
tions on local and hten interact
with them in a question and
answer format.
"No matter how much we
read about a candidate in the
newspaper or see him on tele-
vison, it's important to hear
him in person when he has
more than two or three min-
utes to speak," said Larry
Abramson, co-chair of the
Local Concerns Task Force.
Another goal of the forum,
according to Leonard Hanser,
chair of the Task Force, is to
bring the Jewish community in
contact with the candidates on
an ongoing basis. "The origi-
nal idea wasn't political," Han-
ser said about the candidate's
forum. "Our goal was to get
the Jewish community more in
touch with the local and state
legislators by just examining
the issues. Individual Jews
have been involved politi-
cally," he continued, "but sel-
som as representatives of the
larger Jewish community.
That's what were striving
This will be the first organ-
Yiddish Paper
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A Century Of
Learning In
5748: A Year Of
A Presidential
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ized meeting between the can-
didates and the PBC Jewish
community. "The importance
of the Jewish vote has already
been recognized," Hanser
explained. "We're pleased
that the Jewish Federation is
at the forefront of bringing the
candidate's and the Jewish
community together."
Last year, Hanser developed
the idea of a Legislative
Forum in which the commun-
ity met with a panel of legisla-
tors to examine a variety of
Jewish and non-Jewish issues.
This year's candidate's forum
is an outgrowth of that suc-
cessful event, which Hanser
hopes the Local Concerns Task
Force will sponsor annually.
"We had an excellent
response last year with a broad
cross-section of the population
represented," Abramson said.
"We expect to attract an even
greater number to this year's
The Local Concens Task
Force works to keep the Jew-
ish community informed on
legislative and judicial matters
including health care issues,
human services, religious pol-
icy affecting students, inter-
faith activities and legislative
Leonard Hanser, an attor-
ney with Mitchell, Schwartz,
Winkler, and Hanser, is a
member of the CRC and a
graduate of Federation's
Leadership Development pro-
gram. He is a former Vice
(Continued Page 7)
new Supreme Court term has
shaped up as a busy one for
Jewish groups, with the court
agreeing to near arguments in
two key church-state cases and
a challenge of a landmark civil
rights decision.
Beyond those individual
cases, the term will be watched
for signs of President Rea-
gan's influnce in shaping the
For instance, Reagan's third
and most recent appointee to
the high court, Justice
Anthony Kennedy, may be in a
position to cast the deciding
vote in a review of Patterson
vs. McLean Credit Union.
The court will use that case
to decide whether to overturn
a 1976 ruling, Runyon vs.
McCrary, that upheald a broad
interpretation of the Civil
Rights Act of 1866. The
Reconstructionist-era law bars
race discrimination in both the
public and private sectors.
If the court overturns its
12-year-old ruling, it will "take
away a powerful remedy for
victims of discrimination,"
said Jill Kahn associate direc-
tor of legal affairs at the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
ADL, along with the
National Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council,
American Jewish Congress,
American Jewish Committee,
the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations and
more than 100 other religious
and civil rights organizations
have signed a brief urging the
court to hold fast to the Civil
Rights Act.
The court began hearing
arguments in the case, but is
not expected to issue a ruling
before the first of the year.
Split On Civil Rights Case
A second major civil rights
case may not engender as una-
nimous a response among Jew-
ish groups. In hearing City of
Richmond (Va.) vs. J.A. Cro-
son Co., the court will consider
a city ordinance that required
city contractors to set aside 30
percent of city contracts to
minority-owned businesses.
In Supreme Court decisions
on affirmative action going
back 10 years, including five
during the last two terms, the
court has consistently upheld
almost all types of race and
gender preference programs.
But those decisions were
very closely argued, said Marc
Stern, co-director of the
AJCongress Commision on
Law and Social Action. "There
is intense specualtion that the
court will undo much of its
prior approval of afirmative
action,' said Stern.
Few organizations have yet
to take official stands on the
current case. But most Jewish
groups have long stood in
opposition to hiring quotas.
A Presidential Affair
In the church-state realm,
the court decided that it will
hear an appeal of two lower
court decisions that barred
both a menorah and a nativity
scene from being displayed on
public property in Pittsbugh.
The case, ACLU et al. vs.
County of Allegheny and City
of Pittsburgh, will mark the
first time that the court will
decide on the constitutionality
of a menorah display in addi-
tion to creche or cross disp-
The case also will pit Jewish
organizations against one
another. Arguing in favor of
the menorah display is Cha-
bad, the Lubavitch Hasidic
movement. Representing one
of teh plaintiffs in the case
who challenged the display is
the ADL.
Work On The Sabbath
The ADL contends that both
the creche and the menorah
are sectarian religious sym-
bols, and that their placement
on government property
violates the First Amendment
clause that prohibits the enact-
ment of laws respecting "the
establishment of religion."
Chabad and its supporters,
however, including the
National Jewish Commission
on Law and Public Affairs, or
COLPA, argue that the disp-
lay of a menorah beside a
Christmas tree and other holi-
day decorations constitutes
equal treatment of religions.
"This is a case of reasonable
accommodation of different
faiths, not a violation of the
(Continued on page 8)
Over U0 presidents of local Jewish women's organizations gathered on Thursday, September
29th at the Jewish Community Day School in West Palm Beach for a President's Coffee,
sponsored by the Women's Division of the Jewish Federation. Guest speaker was Neil
Newstein, Executive Director of the Jewish Family & Children's Service. The annual coffee
serves to bring all presidents of the Jewish Women's organizations together to inform them of
plans for the year's Education Forum as well as Women's Division activities in the
community. Pictured above are (l-rj: Carol Greenbaum, WD President; Sandi Rosen,
Education V.P.; Neil Newstein, Executive Director, JF&CS; Sheila Engelstein. WD
Campaign Chair; Hinda Greenspoon, WD Education Forum Co-Chair.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 14, 1988
U.N. Peacekeeping Forces
Win 1988 Nobel Peace Prize
'Morning Freiheit' Folds,
One Of Last Yiddish Papers
Israel hailed the announce-
ment last week that the United
Nations peacekeeping forces
were awarded this year's
Nobel Peace Prize.
"Even more than a prize for
existing achievements, this is a
testimony of the yearning for
peace and understanding,' the
Israeli Foreign Ministry said
in a statement.
The Nobel committee said in
Oslo that the 10,000-troop
peacekeeping forces were cho-
sen for voluntarily taking on
"a demanding and hazardous
service in the cause of peace."
UN forces are now on patrol
in seven trouble spots world-
wide, including Afghanistan,
the Persian Gulf and Lebanon.
The multinational United
Nations Interim Force in
Lebanon, or UNIFIL, is head-
quartered at Nakoura on the
Lebanese side of the frontier.
UNIFIL consists of 5,700
soldiers drawn from nearly a
dozen countries, including 850
from Norway, where the
Peace Prize was announced
last week.
UNIFL was established fol-
lowing the first major Israeli
incursion into southern
Lebanon, known as the "Lit-
ani Campaign," in 1978.
Its mission was to separate
the contending forces in
Lebanon and prevent terrorist
infiltration into Israel.
But there was friction from
Bar Mitzvah Year
Stacey K. Levy, Chairperson of the Bar Mitzvah Year Dinner/
Dance Committee for the Jewish Community Center of the Palm
Beaches (right) meets with Robert A. Levy, General Manager of
the Airport Hilton (center) and Steve Greensied (left) of Steve
Greensied Caterers to create the menu for the November 12th gala
occasion. For information about the dance call Rhonda Ostrow at
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the news stands on April .,
the outset, with the Israel
Defense Force charging that
UNIFIL was not stopping
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion infiltrators, but merely
toward the Israeli border and
returning them soon after-
Since its establishment by
the UN Security Council 10
years ago, 156 UNIFIL sol-
diers have been killed there,
most of them in drunk driving
accidents rather than in peace-
keeping-related incidents.
UN peacekeeping and obser-
ver forces are also stationed in
the Golan Heights, Cyprus and
1922, and for the next 34
years, it faithfully purveyed
the Communist Party line
from Moscow to Yiddish read-
ers in the United States.
Its moment of truth arrived
in 1956, when Nikita Khrush-
chev delivered his scathing
expose of Stalin at the 20th
Communist Party Conference
in Moscow.
After that, the Freiheit felt
Hadassah Doctor
Develops AIDS Program
Education For
Public Health Professionals
sah physician has developed a
new educational program for
public health professionals and
educators who counsel young
adults about sex in the age of
Dr. Ronny A. Shtarkshall, a
specialist in human sexuality
in the School of Public Health
and Community Medicine at
the Hadassah-Hebrew Univer-
sity Medical Center, created
the program with Ella Bargai
of the Family Life and Sex
Education Unit in Israel's Min-
istry of Education and Cul-
The program is being taught
to candidates for the Master's
Degree in public health at the
School and to educators and
health professionals in Israel's
public schools.
"The risks and prevention of
AIDS are critical and urgent
for young people who are at
the point of making sexual
decisions," Dr. Shtarkshall
said. "It is imperative that
professionals in public health
clinics and the schools know
how to help them deal with
these issues responsibly."
He added that "irrational
fears and moral stigma" often
hinder young people from tak-
ing preventive measures
against AIDS, and "create
barriers to effective learning
and interpersonal communica-
tion" which are essential to
young couples making
informed choices about their
sexual behavior.
The Hadassah Medical
Organization of which the
School and Medical Center are
a part is in the forefront of
AIDS testing and education in
Israel. A program on the
pathology and transmission of
AIDS, developed by a gra-
duate student at the School, is
taught in high school classes
here and has been endorsed by
the European Region of the
World Health Organization.
Hadassah, the Women's
Zionist Organization of Amer-
ica, which established and
maintains HMO, also adopted
a strongly-worded policy state-
ment at its national convention
in August calling for increased
efforts in AIDS education,
research and treatment in the
United States.
Students in Hadassah's new-
est AIDS program work in
pairs or small groups to dis-
cuss a range of intimate issues
arising from the threat of the
deadly disease. At the same
time, the program emphasizes
that knowledge can save lives,
and explores behavioral alter-
natives that can minimize the
risk of AIDS, Dr. Shtarkshall
"Individuals should be capa-
ble of measuring the risks
involved in sexual relation-
ships in the age of AIDS," he
added. "Our program teaches
them to think and talk before
acting, to take their lives into
their own hands and to make
reasoned decisions about their
sexual activity and its conse-
Dr. Shtarkshall will conduct
a workshop on the program for
educators and health profes-
sionals at an international con-
ference on public health in
Madeira in October.
graphic Agency.
Irving Freed, the managing
editor, insisted it was an
"independent progressive"
Jewish newspaper from incep-
He denied it was ever subsid-
ized by the Soviets or the
American Communist Party.
But it slavishly supported
Soviet policies, including the
Hitler-Stalin pact of 1939.
Paul Novick, the editor in
chief who was manning the
city desk when the first edition
of the Freiheit appeared more
than 66 years ago, admits "we
were duped."
While he maintains, like
Freed, that the paper was
never a Communist Party
organ, he acknowledged that it
never deviated from the party
line before 1956.
He said that when it asked
questions about the victimiza-
tion of Jews at the time of the
alleged "doctors' plot" after
World War II, the paper was
attacked by Moscow and by
the Communist Party U.S.A.
According to Freed, the
Freiheit has strongly sup-
ported Israel though it was
critical of many Israeli govern-
ment policies.
Novick stressed that the
newspaper covers the situa-
tion of Soviet Jews. He said he
himself has written numerous
articles in recent years
denouncing manifestations of
anti-Semitism in the Soviet
Freed stressed another
aspect of the newspaper. He
recalled that it sponsored
many Jewish fraternal organi-
zations, clubs and Yiddish
schools for children "all over
the United States."
Those were very active in
the 1930s, but they no longer
The Freiheit remained a
daily until seven years ago,
when it began to publish three
times a week. Later, it pub-
lished just weekly.
It was always supported by
its readers, the two editors
said. But Yiddish readership
has declined almost to the van-
ishing point. The paper cannot
sustain the burden of high
costs and a weekly press run of
In addition to Freed and
Novick, four other staffers will
be affected by the closure.
I 1,500 Pay Respects To
! Writer Paul Cowan
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM Cowan, who was a central
NEW YORK (JTA) "My figure at Ansche Chesed syna-
gogue, on New York's Upper
father was a klutz ... He
never wore matching socks.. .
and he put ice cream in the
refrigerator instead of the
freezer," laughed Lisa Cowan
through tears at the funeral
West Side, received z
special farewell there Wednes-
day from 1,500 people whose
lives he had touched.
C0Wan- known reporters, an attorney
general, a council woman and
an Orthodox rabbi, alternately
laughed, cried and rocked
gently together as homage
was paid to the writer, who
died of leukemia at the age of
"Forgive me, but I cannot
call him Paul, I called him
Continued on Pa* 3

The Budapest Rabbinical Seminary:
A Century of Learning
Friday, October 14, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
UJA Press Service
Jozef Korut, an aging boule-
vard in Budapest's central
business district, typifies much
of the city. Here, shops turn
out computer software while
others sell Viennese pastry
and the big department store
on the corner displays back to
ing at the seminary.
Partially funded by the
American Jewish Joint Distri-
bution Committee, which in
turn receives most of its oper-
ating budget from the United
Jewish Appeal/Federation
Campaign in the U.S., the five
rabbinic and five cantorial stu-
dents currently enrolled suffer
no lack of instruction, as six of
nent staff of two highly
trained experts work full time
rebinding and carefully restor-
ing aged texts. Adjacent to the
library is the seminary's
archives, where Rabbi George
Landesman files the extensive
documentation that once cata-
logued a community of 720,000
In the autumn of 1944 Adolf
Rabbi Istran Berger teaching Hebrew grammar in the Budapest Rabbtnica^eTninarytn
Hungary, the only rabbinical training institution in Eastern Europe. The cSeminary is partially
supported by the United Jewish Appeal/Federation Campaign through the JDC. UJA Press
Service Photo/Edward Serotta
school clothes. But down the
street at Number 27, they've
been creating the same pro-
duct for more than 110 years:
Here, in the only Jewish
rabbinical seminary in the
whole of Eastern Europe, its
granted by Austro-Hungarian
Emperor Franz Josef I, the
school continues to train a
handful of rabbis and cantors
each year. Four years after
entering, the seminary grad-
uates make their way to pul-
pits in the the country's Con-
servative and Reform syna-
gogues. Currently, a student
from the USSR is also study-
the city's chief rabbis teach
there. In ancient, high-
ceilinged room reminiscent of
a Dickens novel, the young
men, ranging in age from 19 to
24, overseen by director Dr.
Josef Schweitzer Chief
Rabbi of Budapest study
modern and ancient Hebrew
grammar, biblical literature,
and use the century-worn text-
books, to discuss Jewish law
and Torah.
Their library houses one of
Europe's largest collections of
Judaica. Over 60,000 volumes
relating to Talmud, Mishnah
and history fill two floors of
the seminary, and a perma-
Eichmann, sent to bring the
Final Solution to Hungarian
Jewry, commandeered the
school and used its narrow
courtyard as a detention cen-
ter. Through its portals, in its
classrooms, the Nazis filtered
20,000 Jews who would end up
in labor camps, on work
details, and worst of all, in the
death camps of Poland.
At the war's end, Eichmann
was almost totally victorious in
the countryside; few Jews
returned. But in Budapest,
well more than 100,000 sur-
vived, and 80,000 remain
Paul Cowan
Continued front Page 3
Saul," said Rabbi Joseph Sin-
ger, an Orthodox rabbi from
New York's Lower East Side
who came to know Cowan in
the mid-1970s.
It was at that time that
Cowan, an assimilated Jew
who attended Choate and Har-
vard, wrote a story about poor
Jews on the Lower East Side.
With that story, he unwit-
tingly began to write a story-
line for the lives of countless
Jews unsure of how they could
simultaneously express their
ancient faith and their modern
Singer, who still works with
impoverished Jews, was una-
ble to keep himself from crying
at the funeral, even as he
delivered a long eulogy in
mixed Yiddish and heavily
accented English.
Cowan wrote much about
Singer in articles and his book,
"An Orphan in History."
The testimony to Cowan's
success in welding together his
passion for social justice and
nis intense devotion to
Judaism was evident at the
funeral, which was held in the
recently refurbished main
sanctuary of Ansche Chesed.
Cowan was personally
involved in the renovation pro-
ject, but never saw its comple-
tion, having spent practically
the entire last year in the
Many strangers, those who
met Cowan in the neighbor-
hood and those who came to
Ansche Chesed because they
had read his book, came
together at the writer's fun-
His "oldest friend," Jack
Gorman, who knew Cowan
since they were 3, quipped that
the reason Cowan wore mis-
matched socks was because he
probably wanted to introduce
them to each other.
Jack Newfield, a former col-
Naftali Haleva, a new student
at New York 8 Yeshiva Univer-
sity, is being groomed to
someday become chief rabbi of
Turkey. The 18-year-old
Istanbul resident, son of the
assistant chief rabbi of Turkey,
hopes to study psychology and
sociology while earning a
Hebrew teacher's diploma.
Haleva is at the university
through the joint generosity of
Turkey's 28,000 member
Jewish community, the Memo-
rial Foundation for Jewish
Culture, and the university.
league at the Village Voice,
remarked how Cowan had
taught him to be a committed
Jew. "For an orphan in his-
tory, he sure made a lot of us
feel at home."
Cowan was laid to rest in the
backyard of the longtime fam-
ily home in Martha's Vineyard,
Mass. His widow, Rachel, asks
that any donations in Cowan's
name be made to Project Ezra,
Ansche Chesed or the Jewish
Fund for Justice.
of the
presents an
Program I
Dr~ Rela Geffen Monson
Thursday, October 20, 1988
9:00 AM ll.SO AM
Aid To Territories Will Continue
will continue to work for the
economic development of the
territories it administers,
despite the violence of the
Palestinian uprising, an Israeli
official told an international
panel here last week.
Avraham Milo, minister-
counselor of Israel to the
United Nations in Geneva,
addressed the board meeting
of the United Nations Confer-
ence on Trade and Develop-
"Twenty-one years of Israeli
administration have contri-
buted to many economic bene-
fits in the territories," Milo
said, and "recent develop-
ments have not weakened our
"The basic services will con-
tinue to be provided by the
civil administration," Milo
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 14, 1988
Reagan Meets
Peres, Meguid
Says 'DirectNegotiations'
Necessary For Peace
NEW YORK In his fare-
well address to the General
Assembly, President Ronald
Reagan praised the U.N.'s
recent achievements in foster-
ing peace but cautioned that
the institution "must not be
debased with episodes like the
'Zionism is Racism' resolu-
During a meeting with
Israeli Foreign Minister Shi-
mon Peres and Egyptian For-
eign Minister Esmat Abdel
Meguid, Reagan said that a
comprehensive peace can only
be achieved through direct
negotiations, that U.N. Secur-
ity Council Resolutions 242
and 338 must form the basis
for these negotiations, and
that any settlement must pro-
vide for the security of all
states in the region. He added
that Palestinian Arabs must
have "a voice in their own
future and achieve their legiti-
mate political rights," accord-
ing to Assistant Secretary of
State for Near Eastern Affairs
Richard Murphy.
The President called on all
sides to "shape an environ-
ment favorable to negotia-
tions." He urged Israel to find
a way to "reach out" to Pales-
tinian Arabs and asked Egypt
to encourage Palestinian
Arabs to adopt "reasonable
Meguid said Egypt would
continue to play a "bridging"
role between Israel and the
Palestinian Arabs and that
President Hosni Murabak is
trying to "instill a sense of
realism" in the Palestinian
approach to the peace process.
He added that some PLO fac-
tions continue to refuse to
accept Israel, but that senior
PLO leaders "would find a
way to come to terms with
Israel's right to exist."
The Egyptian minister said
that U.N. Security Council
Resolution 181, the 1947 parti-
tion plan, is not viewed now as
establishing borders but as
accepting the principle of a
two-state solution to the
Israeli-Palestinian Arab con-
Peres responded that any
position may be brought to the
negotiating table. He said
Israel "had seen in Camp
David a beginning, not an end"
and thanked both the United
States and Egypt for working
to make peace endure.
Peres added that an environ-
ment must be created for
negotiations "free of military
Israel's problem with the
Palestinian Arabs "is not one
of the sweetness of words, but
the bitterness of bombs."
Peres expressed hope that
additional meetings in New
York last week with Secretary
of State George Shultz and
Meguid would advance the
peace process.
While in New York, the
Israeli Minister also was
scheduled to meet with coun-
terparts from the Soviet
Union, Czechoslovakia, Yugo-
slavia, Hungary and Poland.
His public schedule also
included sessions with the
British, Brazilian, Turkish,
and Chinese foreign ministers.
He also was to address the
General Assembly.
Reagan, in his General
Assembly speech, denounced
the increased use of chemical
weapons and proposed an
international conference to
reinvigorate observance of the
1925 Convention outlawing
the use of such weapons. He
specifically mentioned the
Iraqi gas attack on the Kurdish
town of Halabia as "a new
name. [on] the roll call of
human horror."
But Arab leaders reacted
coolly to U.S. concerns on the
proliferation of chemical weap-
ons and ballistic missiles. Dur-
ing a meeting with the Presi-
dent, foreign ministers from
the Gulf Cooperative Council
(representing Saudi Arabia,
Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar
and the United Arab Emir-
ates) expressed hope that U.S.
efforts on these matters would
not detract from American
encouragement of the Iran-
Iraq peace process.
Murphy said that Qatar still
refuses to give American offi-
cials access to stolen Stinger
missiles and that the United
States is still trying to obtain
Saudi approval to inspect Riy-
adh's Chinese CSS-2 Eastwind
surface-to-surface missiles.
Reprinted with permission from the
Near East Report.
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Daily Diet of Morality
Recently, tribal warfare in
Burundi between the majority
Hutus and the minority Tutsi
tribes resulted in the brutal
massacre of some 5,000 peo-
That frightful news of mas-
sive human destruction was
practically a 48-hour sensa-
tion, and then seems almost to
have disappeared completely
from our TV screens and our
In the Sudan, some 300,000
refugees flee into impover-
ished Ethiopia, after years of
massive killings.
Tens of thousands of Sikhs,
Moslems and Hindus have died
in recent years in India. The
same has been true of Sri
Lanka, Ireland and South
Africa. The atrocities seem
almost without limit.
Why, then, is it the Palestin-
ian struggle with Israel that
seems to occupy the majority
of our attention, while these
other great human tragedies
are almost ignored?
I don't want to minimize for
a moment the legitimate issues
of justice and security between
Israel and the Palestinians.
But there is something terri-
bly out-of-whack morally when
the Palestinian intifada, upris-
ing, becomes the staple 01 our
daily diet of news, while mil-
lions of others are allowed to
suffer and die without our
thoughts, our caring, or our
Friday, October 14,1988
Volume 14
Number 32
Guest Editorial:
A Shultz Valedictory
Secretary of State George Shultz, who has
labored hard on behalf of Arab-Israeli peace, made
some important points recently in what could
prove to be his valedictory talk on the Middle East.
Speaking to a conference sponsored by the Wash-
ington Institute for Near East Policy, Shultz
stressed that:
"The existence, security and well-being of
Israel are the first principles of any settlement.
Israel has the right to exist... in security. We will
do our utmost to ensure it." The requirements for
such security "include military hardware, defensi-
ble geographic positions, and technological know-
Apparently referring to PLO Chairman Yasir
Arafat's long-standing "olive branch and gun"
rhetoric, Shultz stated that "no participant in a
peace process can wave the flag of justice in one
hand, and brandish the weapons of terrorism in the
other. All participants must renounce violence and
terrorism. Each must agree to negotiate on the
accepted international basis of [UN] Security Coun-
cil Resolutions 242 and 338."
"The United States cannot accept 'self-
determination' when it is a code word for an
independent Palestinian state or for unilateral
determination of the outcome of negotiations To
expect the PLO to accept Resolutions 242 and 338
as the basis for negotiations is not to ask it to make
a concession."
The Secretary ruled out Israeli annexation or
permanent control of the West Bank and Gaza
Strip as well as "a declaration of independent
r-alestinian statehood or government-in-exile" as
unilateral actions prejudging negotiations.
And Shultz reminded Moscow that "there are
a so no free rides for outside parties that want to
play a role in settling the conflict. There is no
longer any excuse for the Soviets to avoid diplo-
matic relations with Israel; nor is there justifica-
tion for preventing Jews who wish to emigrate
from doing so. 6
At times the secretary was blunt. For example
he stressed that wh.le Palestinian Arab participa^
!,W^reqiire.? at.jevery staee of the negotia-
tions they also'need to decide whether to remain
a part of tne problem in the Middle East, or become
Continued on Page 6
Letter to The Editor
Dear Editor:
Just a short note to say A
Big Big Thank You.
My husband, mother and
myself moved to Florida ele-
ven months ago. My mother,
an octogenarian, was having a
difficult time adjusting to giv-
ing up her independence and
living with us, as well as relo-
cating to a new state.
The lunch program at Tem-
ple Beth Kodesh was the best
thing that ever happened to
mom since the move. There
she has found friends, and pro-
grams of interest and has
taken a new attitude toward
her environment.
It is truly the highlight of her
When she returned from vis-
iting a sister up north, the
greeting she received was gen-
uine and much appreciated,
from all her new friends, and
Julia, whom I understand,
takes a personal interest in all
the people attending the lunch
With my husband and I both
working, it is wonderful that
Dial a Ride furnished door to
door transportation. Unfor-
tunately the community we
live in does not have programs
or transportation for any of
the residents, and the only
activity in my mother's life
weekdays is the lunch pro-
Again, many thanks for giv-
ing my mom a new lease on
life. Keep up the good work.
daughter of Mirrel Dobrow

Final Arbitration:
Friday, October 14, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Egypt Awarded Taba 5748 In Review:
GENEVA (JTA) An inter-
national arbitration panel, by a
4-1 vote, awarded the Taba
area to Egypt, but left in ques-
tion a 200-yard strip of beach
over which Israel and Egypt
will have to come to a separate
Nevertheless, the six-year-
old boundary dispute on Taba
and 13 other locations claimed
by both countries was finally
In Washington, the U.S.
State Department was quick
to praise the outcome. "We
are pleased that this long-
standing difference between
Egypt and Israel has been
amicably resolved," depart-
ment spokeswoman Phyllis
Oakley said.
"It is now up to the parties
to implement the decision
fully, expediently and in good
faith as they have agreed to
do, and as the (Camp David)
peace treaty requires," she
The verdict was announced
at ceremonies in the Geneva
city hall, two years after Israel
and Egypt agreed to binding
arbitration. The process began
in Geneva in December 1986.
At the United Nations,
meanwhile, Israeli Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres said
that Israel would honor the
judgment of the arbitration
Peres told reporters he
made that commitment to the
foreign minister of Egypt,
Esmat Abdel Meguid, with
whom he had just concluded a
45-minute meeting.
Neither man would say when
the decision would be imple-
mented. They explained that
they had to return to their
respective capitals to discuss
the matter and further study
the arbitration panel's ruling.
Peres told reporters that
Israel honors its 1979 peace
treaty with Egypt, and inas-
much as the Taba arbitration
was provided for under the
peace treaty, it was going to
honor that as well.
Peres refused to respond to
charges by Premier Yitzhak
Shamir, who accused him of
being responsible for the out-
come of the Taba arbitration.
Shocked By Debate
A close aide to Peres said the
foreign minister and his
entourage were "shocked" by
the political debate initiated by
Likud as a result of the Taba
The aide accused Likud of
putting petty interests above
the" national interests of the
The arbitration panel in Gen-
eva, consisting of five experts
in international law from Swe-
den, Switzerland, France,
Israel and Egypt, ruled unani-
mously in Egypt's favor on
five border locations and in
favor of Israel on four.
But the ruling on the loca-
tion of five other border mark-
ers, resulting in the award of
Taba to Egypt, was by a 4-1
Professor Ruth Lapidot, the
Israeli member of the panel,
dissented in a written state-
ment issued as an appendix to
the ruling.
She said the majority had
sanctioned as border markers
"pillars erroneously erected at
locations inconsistent with the
lawfully recognized interna-
tional boundary between
Egypt and the former man-
dated territory of Palestine."
That line was originally
marked in 1906 by an agree-
ment between Britain, which
had asserted a protectorate
over Egypt, and the Ottoman
Turks, who then ruled Pales-
Taba is a 765-yard strip of
beach on the Red Sea adjoin-
ing the Israeli resort town of
Eilat. The panel, which
inspected the site last Febru-
ary, left the final 200-yard
stretch from the beach to the
edge of the sea undefined.
This leaves unsettled the
status of the Avia Sonesta, a
luxury hotel Israelis erected on
the beach some years ago.
Nabil el-Arabi, the Egyptian
ambassador to the United
Nations in Geneva, told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
"We are very satisfied and as
far as we are concerned, the
issue is over."
Immediately after the ver-
dict was announced, Arabi met
with Avraham Tamir, director
general of the Israeli Foreign
Ministry and the ministry's
legal advisor, Robi Sabel.
Tamir said the two countries
would have to come to an
understanding over the unre-
solved portion of the Taba
The Israeli delegation which
came to Geneva to hear the
decision reportedly is of two
Some members say Israel
must stick to the agreement
and implement it. Others say
the uncertain aspects should
be exploited to gain time.
(JTA correspondent* Yitzhak Rabi at
Ihr United Nations and Howard
Kustmherg in Washington contributed
to this report!
Progress On Jewish Emigration
Novel of Conflict
NEW YORK Anne Roiphe's "Lovingkindness," the
story of a secular Jewish mother and her daughter's search
for her roots in an ultra-orthodox Israeli yeshiva, has been
awarded the Harold U. Ribalow Prize for 1988.
Candle lighting Time
Oct. 14 6:37 p.m.
Oct. 21 6:30 p.m.
month, JTA's New York and
Washington staffs compiled an
extensive round-up of key news
stories that broke during the
Jewish year 5748. Following is
the second part of a condensed
version of that compendium.
For the Diaspora, 5748 was
a year marked by resurgent
anti-Semitism in Europe and
the United States, successful
prosecution of some notorious
Nazi war criminals and mean-
ingful progress on Jewish emi-
gration from the USSR.
While the rate of Soviet Jew-
ish emigration remained sig-
nificantly below the 1979 peak
levels, the dramatic monthly
increases seen the preceding
year continued.
Even more encouraging
than the numbers was the
large number of prominent
long-term refuseniks permit-
ted to emigrate: Ida Nudel,
Vladimir and Maria Slepak,
Alexander Lerner, Yosef
Begun, cancer patient Benja-
min Charny and Alexei
Magarik, the last prisoner of
Those who remained in the
USSR received support from
Soviet Jewry activists in the
United States especially on
Dec. 6, when 200,000 people
gathered in Washington in an
unprecedented show of soli-
darity on the eve of Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev's
Reagan Meets With
The cause of Soviet Jewry
also received global attention
when President Reagan reci-
procated Gorbachev's visit
with one to Moscow, where he
met with refuseniks.
But while congressional vig-
ils and individual appeals for
Soviet Jews continued in the
United States, at least one
major rally was canceled. For
the first time since its incep-
tion 16 years before, New
York's massive Solidarity Sun-
day March for Soviet Jewry
was called off. Smaller rallies
took place in Washington and
Helsinki, Finland.
The transit of those allowed
to leave the Soviet Union also
became a major issue in 5748.
Israel, deeply concerned by the
high "dropout" rate,
announced a new policy in
June that would require all
those emigrating on Israeli
visas to fly directly to Israel.
The U.S. Embassy in Mos-
cow, meanwhile, temporarily
suspended its refugee pro-
gram, under which Soviet
Jews and Armenians are
granted visas to settle in the
United States.
Jews choosing to remain in
the Soviet Union received new
hope that conditions would
improve, with promises of a
Jewish cultural center and
kosher restaurant in Moscow.
The arrival in Moscow of an
Israeli consular delegation in
July hinted that in 5749, there
would be a continuation of
improvements not only in
Soviet Jewish life but in
Soviet-Israeli relations as well.
A number of other Eastern
European countries extended
olive branches to Israel during
the year. Hungary re-estab-
lished low-level diplomatic ties
in March and then welcomed
Israeli officials in May, July
and September. Poland
extended a gracious welcome
in April to top Israelis and
thousands of Jews around the
world for the 45th anniversary
of the Warsaw Ghetto Upris-
Pope Again Angers Jews
Diplomatic progress not-
withstanding, there were a
number of unsettling develop-
ments in Europe. Pope John
Paul II infuriated Jews by
meeting again with Austrian
President Kurt Waldheim and
neglecting to mention the
extermination of Jews during
a visit to Mauthausen.
As Austria marked the 50th
anniversary of the Anschluss
in March, an international
panel of historians ruled that
Waldheim must have known
about war crimes during the
Holocaust, but was not person-
ally involved in either per-
petrating or stopping the atro-
While East Germany
cracked down on the neo-Nazi
"Skinheads," anti-Semitism
and anti-Zionism cropped up
all over Europe.
Perhaps hardest hit was
Italy, where a Jewish-owned
bookstore was firebombed and
Rome's chief rabbi was inun-
dated with hate mail and death
threats, fueled by an anti-
Israel press. In April, grape-
fruit imported from Israel
were sabotaged and tainted
with a harmless, but intimidat-
ing, blue dye.
In France, right-wing
extremist Jean-Marie Le Pen
made a shockingly strong
showing in the first round of
the presidential elections, but
was later defeated in a run for
In West Germany, Holo-
caust survivors were betrayed
by their own landsmen, when
it was revealed in May that the
late chairman of the Jewish
community and cohorts had
embezzled at least $18 million
in reparations funds.
Anti-Semitism was not lim-
ited to Europe. In South
Africa, men dressed like Adolf
Hitler's storm troopers dese-
crated a synagogue on the
Nazi leader's 99th birthday
and the eve of Israel Independ-
ence Day.
In the United States, Jewish
businesses in Chicago were
vandalized on the 49th anni-
versary of Kristallnacht. The
Vietnam War Memorial in
Washington was defaced with
a swastika in May.
Anti-Semitism In Chicago
But perhaps the most vivid
memories of anti-Jewish senti-
ment in 5748 were the out-
break of black anti-Semitism in
Chicago last spring and the
targeting of Jews in connec-
tion with a controversial movie
about the life of Jesus.
The year also saw a number
of victories in the battle
against hate and the drive to
bring Nazi war criminals to
justice. The most monumental
was the April conviction in
Israel of John Demjanjuk, the
notorious Treblinka death
camp guard known as "Ivan
the Terrible." His death sent-
ence is now being appealed.
Klaus Barbie's appeal of his
jail sentence was rejected by a
French court in June. And
Andrija Artukovic gasped his
last breath in a prison hospital
in Yugoslavia.
In Canada, revisionist Ernst
Zundel was convicted, the
country's first Nazi war crimes
trial began and new anti-hate
legislation was upheld by a key
appeals court. But in the
United States, 14 neo-Nazis
were acquitted in a long-run-
ning trial in Fort Smith, Ark.
Finally, war crimes prosecu-
tions were given a tremendous
boost when the United Nations
at last opened its war crimes
archives to the public.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 14, 1988
Random Thoughts
If you've ever gone to an
old-time wedding in the East
Bronx, then you'll know that
everything I have written here
is gospel, honest to luckshen
kugel! If not, this column may
be a revelation.
Most wedding halls in the
1930s and 1940s were large
lofts located above assorted
retail stores. You had to climb
a long staircase to reach cha-
senah heaven. Once you puffed
your way to the top, the first
stop was a cloak room extend-
ing a saucer with a few dollar
bills; a suggestion that tipping
was required for a coat check.
The hall itself was immense
and not terribly attractive.
The walls were covered with
heavy damask, usually a hide-
ous yellow gold, that strived
for an opulent and classy
effect. It didn't work.
Before the ceremony, while
the groom was busy socializing
and bolstering his courage
with a schnaps or two, the
bride remained in nervous se-
clusion hiding from public view
in a small room down the hall.
She sat upon a carved, throne-
like chair surrounded by
female friends and relatives,
the only ones permitted to
gaze upon her startling
beauty. It was said that the
fewer the number who saw the
bride, the more "oohs" and
"ahs" there would be when
she walked down the aisle.
The groom and his ushers
wore rented, black tuxedos.
There were no fancy colors
then. The sleeves were too
long and the pants too short. A
good fit was rarely seen. But
what mattered the most was
that they were there and they
were dressed.
The ceremony took place in
"The Chapel," just another
room which contained all the
ingredients of a nice Jewish
wedding: the rabbi, a chuppah
and the lucky couple. The mar-
riage ceremony was per-
formed to the music of a three
piece band and appropriate
comments from the guests.
Everyone was happy, the
mood was jubilant, and the
groom crushed the wine glass
with just one zetz. Shouts of
Mazel Tov rang free.
Next came the dinner. The
waiters at these affairs are a
vanishing breed, if they
haven't already disappeared.
They were retired elderly res-
taurant waiters kept solvent
by the weclings they were
assigned through their unions.
They all wore ancient tuxedos
with that greenish tinge of
age, and they walked with a
shuffling gait that came from
years of being on their feet.
Almost uniformly they were
testy and ill humored, too old
to work, yet too young to
remain idle.
The meal itself never varied.
Each table had a dish of sour
pickles and tomatoes, a plate
of olives and celery and a
sliced challah. A bottle of gin-
ger ale and one of seltzer (the
kind with the shpritzer handle)
flanked a fifth of rot gut rye.
We were not yet sophisticated
enough to appreciate scotch
and vodka.
Fruit cup, chicken noodle
soup, roast chicken (with a few
pinfeathers), kishkeh, pota-
toes, and peas and carrots
were followed by the inevitable
dessert of fruit ices and a
cookie, tea and black coffee.
Plates of toothpicks were later
passed around, from which you
were expected to draw a tooth-
pick and replace it with a
dollar bill. The hosts did not
spring for the tip, you did.
All through the meal, and
long after, the band hocked
and banged away. Everyone
danced. There were plenty of
kazotskies, lots of jitterbug-
ging, and ample waltzes for
grandpas to dance with little
girls, mamas with sons and
small kids with each other.
Everyone had a chance to
show off.
And on it went until the wee
hours of the morning. Bottles
of schnaps were toasted,
mountains of cookies con-
sumed and both sides of the
meshpuchah formed a tempo-
rary truce to enjoy the festivit-
Well, dear readers, many
years have since passed. Now
we hold weddings in elegant
hotels with classy decorations
and gourmet meals. Cheap
liquor has been replaced by
fine wines and imported spir-
its. No more three piece bands,
no more rude waiters, and no
more toothpicks. Today we
strive for refinement and pro-
As for me, I'll go wherever
you invite me. But for a really
hotsy totsy evening, find me a
tacky hall, chicken soup, kish-
keh and a waiter in a mouldy
green tuxedo. That's what I
call living!
PERES MEETS PETROVSKY Shimon Peres, right, Israeli foreign minister, meets with
reporters after discussions with Vladimir Petrovsky, left, deputy foreign minister of the
Soviet Union, in New York. The meeting was held at Peres' hotel suite. (APIWide World
Peres and Petrovsky Meet:
Israelis Satisfied With Soviet Intent On Emigration
-Continued from Page 4
part of the solution. History will not repeat itself."
Palestinian Arabs "must accept the right of Israel
to exist in peace and present themselves as a viable
negotiation partner. They cannot murder or
threaten other Palestinians who maintain contact
with Israeli authorities."
Similarly, "an attempt by Israel to transfer
Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza would
also be a unilateral act to determine the status of
those territories. The United States would oppose
this vigorously."
Answering questions afterward, Shultz made it
clear he thought that demanding Israel's retreat to
the pre-1967 armistice lines, let alone the UN's
1947 partition plan, was not something "reasona-
ble to expect the Israelis to do." Simultaneously,
Resolution 242 requires of Israel "the exchange of
territory for peace."
Secretary Shultz repeatedly has proven himself
not just a friend of strengthened U.S.-Israel
relations but a key figure in bringing them about,
and a dedicated leader in the pursuit of an
Arab-Israeli settlement. His successor will do well
to build on the Shultz example.
ThiB guest editorial it reprinted uhtk permission from Near
East Report.
is satisifed that the Soviet
Union is taking meaningful
measures to remove obstacles
in the way of Jewish emigra-
tion, Israeli officials indicated,
after a meeting here between
Israeli Foreign Minister Shi-
mon Peres and Soviet Deputy
Foreign Minister Vladimir
But differences between the
two countries remain. Moscow
is insisting that the restoration
of diplomatic relations
between the two countries be
conditional on the convening
of an international conference
for Middle East peace.
Israel further finds objec-
tionable the Soviets' continued
elevation of the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization as the
rightful representative of the
Palestinian people, entitled to
speak for them in the peace
Those were the key points
that emerged after the two
diplomats conferred for 90
minutes at the Park Lane
Hotel, a meeting that had been
scheduled to last only a half-
Petrovsky was substituting
for Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze, who was sud-
denly called home for an
urgent meeting of the Soviet
Communist Party's Central
Petrovsky and Peres each
answered reporters' questions
after their get-together. The
substance of their meeting was
elaborated on later by an aide
to Peres, who briefed Israeli
According to the aide, the
two discussed the situation in
the Middle East, bilateral rela-
tions and the issues of Soviet
Petrovsky indicated that a
story appearing in The New
York Times regarding the
Soviets relaxing steps in the
emigration process was essen-
tially correct.
Liberalization Policy
The Soviet Union is under-
going a process of liberaliza-
tion, including changes in its
immigration policy, Petrovsky
"The highest international
standards will be applied" by
the Soviet Union on the sub-
ject of emigration, Petrovsky
One measure eliminated,
according to the Times, was
the requirement that would-be
emigrants must have an invita-
tion from a close blood relative
living abroad.
According to the aide, Peres
noted to Petrovsky that there
has been real progress on the
issue of Soviet Jewry since his
meeting with Shevardnadze
here in September 1987.
He said that all "prisoners of
Zion" have been released and
Jewish emigration has
increased tenfold.
But Peres emphasized to
Petrovsky the importance of
giving Soviet Jews cultural
autonomy and freedom to
learn Hebrew and open more
He also presented the Soviet
official with a list of Jewish
refuseniks asking permission
to emigrate, the aide said.
According to the aide,
Petrovsky indicated that the
Soviet Union is adopting a new
approach, and that these sub-
jects are being discussed in the
USSR today.
After the meeting, Peres
told reporters "We had a very
friendly talk. We have made
some progress, but not
enough. '
Peres said he sees no reason
why the Soviet Union will not
re-establish diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel.
However, Petrovsky said
that Moscow will resume rela-
tions with Israel once there is
progress for peace in the form
of an international peace con-
Instrument Of Peace
Peres, who supports the idea
of an international conference
to lead to direct Israeli-Arab
negotiations, nevertheless
pointed out that diplomatic
ties "are not a prize but an
instrument" to advance the
peace process.
Petrovsky also said that
Moscow views the PLO as the
only legal representative of
the Palestinian people that
should participate in a peace
According to Peres' aide, the
foreign minister disagreed
with the Russian assessment
that the PLO is in the process
of change toward realism and
Continued on Page 7
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Twenty-Eight Parties To
Compete In Israeli Elections
Friday, October 14, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
fewer than 28 political parties
will compete for the 120 Knes-
set seats in Israel's general
elections on Nov. 1.
All had duly registered and
paid their $7,660 deposit by
the time the lists closed last
But the number of compet-
ing parties could be reduced by
two. Lawsuits have been filed
to bar Rabbi Meir Kahane's
extremist Kach party and the
Progressive List for Peace,
from participating in the race.
The Progressive List is an
Arab-Jewish faction at the far
left of the political spectrum.
Israel's High Court of Jus-
tice will have to decide those
cases before Election Day.
The proliferation of parties
is due in large measure to the
unprecedented fragmentation
of the religious block into six
rival factions.
It was caused by llth-hour
splits in the Agudat Yisrael
and Shas parties. The National
Religious Party split in half
several months ago. And a
new middle-of-the-road religi-
ous party, Meimad, was
launched recently by Rabbi
Yehuda Amital.
An Agudah breakaway list
was set up at the urging of the
party's Bnei Brak sage, Rabbi
Eliezer Schach. It is headed by
Rabbi Avraham Ravitz, a well-
known Jerusalem yeshiva
head, and represents the Lith-
uanian element in the Agudah
Schach has been feuding
with the party's Hasidic fac-
Soviet Intent
Continued from Page 6
With respect to bilateral
issues, Petrovsky said the
Soviets had decided to give
additional three-month visas
to the Israeli consular delega-
tion, which has been in Mos-
cow since July.
Their original visas were
only for two months. The
Soviet deputy foreign minister
said he hoped Israel would
reciprocate and extend the
visas of the Soviet consular
mission, which has been in Tel
Aviv since June 1987. Israel
has regularly extended those
Peres suggested, according
to his aide, that the Soviet
Union expand economic and
cultural ties with Israel.
Candidates from Page 1
President and member of the
Board of Directors of Temple
Beth El and will be serving as
Chair of the Local Concerns
Task Force for his second
Larry Abramson is also a
lawyer and a graduate of the
Leadership Development pro-
gram. He and his wife Patty
participated in the Young
Adult Mission to Israel this
past June. He is a member of
the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Family & Children's
Service, the Board of Trustees
of Temple Israel and is a for-
mer board member of Palm
Beach Junior College.
For more information, con-
tact Rabbi Alan Sherman,
Community Relations Direc-
tor, at the Federation office,
The Shas party broke apart
when one of its Knesset mem-
bers, Shimon Ben-Shlomo, dis-
covered he had not been given
a safe spot on the party's
election list.
Ben-Shlomo is allied with
Baruch Abuhatzeira, son of
the late holy man, Baba Salli.
This is the Moroccan or
"Baba" branch of the party,
which has challenged the Shas
Apart from the ferment in
the religious ranks, little other
drama has developed. Likud
has managed to resolve its
internal dispute over the one-
man Ometz faction of former
Finance Minister Yigael Hur-
Pressed by Premier Yitzhak
Shamir, the party agreed to
place Hurvitz in the sixth spot
and his lieutenant, Zalman
Shoval, in the 40th, which is
considered realistic under
Israel's proportional represen-
tation system.
Dukakis To Form Jewish
Campaign Outreach Group
Michael Dukakis is expected to
formally name a national
group of prominent Jewish
supporters, in hopes of boost-
ing his presidential bid as the
election campaign reaches its
stretch run.
"This is the time in the cam-
paign where people really
begin to focus on the issues,
said Steven Grossman, the
newly appointed co-chairman
of the National Jewish Leader-
ship Council for Dukakis-
In addition to having seven
co-chairpeople, the group will
have a steering committee of
20 to 25 prominent Jews.
The group's aim is to "get
the message to the Jewish
community as to why they are
supporting Dukakis," a
Dukakis campaign source said.
The source added that while
some of the groups' leaders
have been generous contribu-
tors to the Dukakis campaign,
"this is not a fund-raising vehi-
The co-chairs are:
David Hermelin of Detroit,
president of the American
ORT Federation; international
campaign chairman for State
of Israel Bonds; and national
vice chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal.
Morton Mandel of Cleve-
land, past president of the
Council of Jewish Federations
and the Jewish Welfare Board.
Mandel heads Dukakis' Jewish
outreach committee in Ohio.
Steven Grossman of Bos-
ton, a member of the executive
committee of the American-
Israel Public Affairs Commit-
tee, who co-chairs Dukakis'
national finance committee.
Edward Sanders of Los
Angeles, former president of
AIPAC, who left that post to
serve as senior adviser to Pres-
ident Jimmy Carter and
Secretary of State Cyrus
Vance on the Middle East.
Sanders heads Dukakis' Jew-
ish outreach committee in Cali-
Dan Shapiro of New York,
past president of the U JA Fed-
eration of New York and cur-
rently vice president of the
Howard Squadron of New
York, former chairman of the
Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish
Organizations and former
president of the American
Jewish Congress.
Elaine Winik of Rye, N.Y.,
past president of the women's
division of UJA and a national
UJA vice chairperson. Squad-
ron and Winik co-chair
Dukakis' Jewish outreach com-
mittee in New York.
Hermelin said the group's
purpose will be to show voters
that there are Jewish leaders
who are "supportive" of
Dukakis, but also to advise
Dukakis and give him
"informed opinions as to the
issues that concern the Jewish

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The next meeting of Mt.
Scopus Boynton Beach will be
on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30
p.m. The meeting location is
Strebs III Restaurant on Fed-
eral Highway in Boynton
The speaker for the evening
will be Charles Vogel, M.D.
His topic will be Breast Can-
cer. Anyone interested in this
timely topic is welcome.
Lee Vassil Chapter, will
meet on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at
Temple Beth Sholom, 315 "A"
Street, Lake Worth.
A report on the Hadassah
convention, the theme "Keep
The Dream" will be given.
There will also be an audi-
ence participation program.
Refreshments will be served.
All are welcomed.
Rishona Palm Beach Chap-
ter will hold its first meeting
of the 1988-89 season on Wed-
nesday, Oct. 19 at noon, at
Temple Israel, 1900 North Fla-
gler Drive, West Palm Beach.
This is to be a paid up member-
ship mini-luncheon meeting.
There will be reports on the
President's Mission to Israel
and the Hadassah national
All members and new mem-
bers, who may pay their dues
at the door, are invited. Guests
may attend for a small nominal
Tikvah Chapter will meet
Oct. 17 at Anshei Sholom at
12:30 p.m. Coffeee and cake
will be served at the beginning
of the meeting.
Yovel will hold its annual paid-
up-membership luncheon
meeting Thursday, Oct. 20, at
noon at Congregation Anshei
Sholom. A report on Hadas-
sah's 74th National Conven-
tion, which was held summer
in Chicago, will be given. Pre-
paid reservations required.
Our Editorial deadline t
is as follows: All copy for
calendar items, syna-
gogue listings and
community or organiza-
tion news must arrive at
The Jewish Floridian 14
days before the date of
publication. We try to
publish as many press;
releases as possible and I
welcome any personal
news, such as wedding
and engagement
announcements, births
anniversaries, bar and
bat mitzvahs and
obituaries. This is a free
service to the community.
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
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Writers may request
Royal Chapter is sponsoring
a 5 night Mexican Cruise, with
ports of call to Key West,
Cancum and Cozmel. The bus
will pick up passengers in
Royal Palm Beach, and drive
to Miami. The complete price
per person double occupancy is
$419. For those single, they
will try to help you to find a
The dates for this trip is Jan.
15-20, 1989.
Rishona Chapter, is having
a mini luncheon and card party
on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m.
in the party room in the Club-
house in Century Village.
Palm Beach West Chapter
will hold its opening meeting
on Monday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m.
at Anshei Sholom. There will
be entertainment.
The opening class on liter-
ature will be on Monday,
Nov. 7, 12:45 p.m.
Court (from Page 1)
establishment clause," said
Dennis Rapps, COLPA's exec-
utive director.
Opponents of public religious
displays have mixed feelings
about the court's decision to
hear the cases. On one hand,
the court is in a position to
deliver a decisive ruling on an
issue that has remained
unclear in state and lower
court rulings. On the other
hand, most of those rulings
have gone against the displays,
and opponents fear a reversal
of that pattern.
The court also agreed to
hear a case involving free
exercise of religion that may
have far-reaching implications.
In Frazee vs. Department of
Employment Security, an Illi-
nois man says he was denied
state unemployment benefits
because he refused to work on
Sunday, his sabbath, despite
the fact that he belonged to no
organized church or denomina-
Although a previous
Supreme Court decision
upheld the principal of a religi-
ous worker's rights, the cur-
rent case will ask the court, in
essence, to define a religion or
religious belief deserving con-
stitutional protection.
Community Calendar
October 14-20
Oct. 14 Free Sons of Israel board, 10 a.m.
Oct. 15 Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood, Sock Hop, 8 p.m.
Free Sons of Israel, Show
Oct. 16 Parents of North American Israelis, 1 p.m.
Temple Torah West Boynton, board, 9:30 a.m. Congrega-
tion Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, Mini Lunch/Card Party, 10:30
a.m. Jewish Community Center, "Daddy & Me'
Oct. 17 Federation, Executive Committee, 4 p.m.
Jewish Community Day School, Executive Committee,
7:45 p.m. Jewish Family and Children's Service, board,
7:30 p.m. Hadassah Henrietta Szold, board, noon and
regular meeting, 1 p.m.
Oct. 18 B'nai B'rith Women Shalom, noon Hadassah
Henrietta Szold, 1 p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom
Sisterhood, 1 p.m. Yiddish Culture Group Century
Village, 10 a.m. Temple Beth El, Study Group, noon
Federation, Community Relations Council, Candidate
Forum, 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Mt. scopus, board, 7:30
Oct. 19 B'nai B'rith No. 3016, board, 7:30 p.m.
National Council of Jewish Women Palm Beach, 10
a.m. Hadassah Rishona, Paid Up Membership
Luncheon, noon Na'Amat USA Golda Meir, 12:30
p.m. Hadassah Shalom, 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Olam, 10 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women -
Masada, Viscaya Tour in Miami Federation, Human
Resource Development, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 20 B'nai B'rith Palm Beach Council, board, 10
a.m. Federation, Community Relations Council, 4:30
p.m. Federation, Women's Division Education Forum,
9 a.m. Hadassah Z'Hava, 1 p.m. Morse Geriatric
Center Women's Auxiliary, Executive Committee,
10:30 a.m. and board 1:30 p.m. Jewish Family and
Children's Service, Seminar for Accountants and Attor-
neys, 4 p.m. Na-Amat USA Palm Beach Council, 10
For more information call the Federation office, 832-
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Friday, October 14, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title HI 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.
Monday through Friday 11:15
at: JCC in West Palm Beach,
700 Spencer Drive; JCC in
Boynton Beach, 501 N.E. 26th
Avenue; and JCC in Delray
Beach, 16189 Carter Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying 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
Paim 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.
Thursday, Oct. 13 Linda
Cothes United Cerebral
Palsy Services
Friday, Oct. 14 Mr. Nat
Stein Sabbath Services
Monday, Oct. 17 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Oct. 18 Roberta
Crawford "Iron Overload"
Wednesday, Oct. 19
Sophia Langbort Musical
program; also Helen Gold,
Thursday, Oct. 20 Jen-
nifer Taylor "Stress Man-
Friday, Oct. 21 Sabbath
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The Jew-
ish Community Center's
Kosher Home Delivered Meals
Service is just for you!!!
This is a most essential ongo-
ing or short term service tor
the homebound. 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 Cen-
ter takes persons to Nursing
Homes and Hospitals on Mon-
days and Fridays to visit loved
ones, to Day Care Centers and
to Jewish Community Center
programs, whenever possible.
Fee is $1.00 each one way trip.
Call Libby between 9:30 to
1:30 for information and reser-
vation. Persons needing med-
ical transportation should
call Dial-a-Ride 689-6961.
Timely Topics: Date: Mon-
days ongoing following lunch.
Time: Lunch at 1:15 Pro-
gram at 2. A stimulating group
discussing an exciting variety
of topics including current
events. Those interested in
lunch, please call for reserva-
tions at 689-7700. Ask for Lil-
lian Senior Department.
Edward Mehl is Oct. 17th mod-
Speakers Club Ongoing
Thursdays at 10 a.m. For per-
sons who wish to practice the
art of public speaking a
great group.
Sun & Fun Day Cruise
Sponsored by The Jewish
Community Center of the
Palm Beaches. A trip to
nowhere with full cruise amen-
ities. Date: Thursday, Dec. 1,
1988; Sailing time: 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Place of Departure:
Bus departs for Port Ever-
glades, Ft. Lauderdale, at Car-
teret Bank in Century Village.
Bus returns to West Palm
Beach at 6 p.m.
Call Sabina, Chairperson of
Second Tuesday Council at
683-0852 or Blanche Silver,
Volunteer Travel Consultant,
evenings, 478-5450 for infor-
mation. Space limited. Your
check for $43.00 made out to
Jewish Community Center is
your reservation. Pre-
registration required by
November 15th.
Ann Norton Sculpture Gar-
dens Transportation avail-
able. Call Louise at 689-7700
for further information on
time, pick up point and fee.
Sandra Werbel, Tour Guide.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 27. Res-
ervations a must! Call by Oct.
25th. Your check is your reser-
JCC Thespians Popular
plays are being chosen for
rehearsal. Those interested in
becoming part of this theatre
group, please call Louise at
689-7700. Director: Carl Mar-
tin, former radio and stage
personality. Ongoing Fridays
starting Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.
to 12. No fee, contributions
"Hi-Neighbor" the
new J.C.C. Mitzvah Corps is a
group of special persons reach-
ing out-keeping in touch with
our homebound and others in
need. Join this dedicated
group of persons who are
enjoying doing Mitzvahs. Call
Ellie Newcorn at 689-7700.
Instructors for crocheting,
knitting, flower making and
arranging; dancers for our
Twilight Dining and Dancing;
group leaders for "Fun with
Yiddish." Wanted Guitar
Instructor. Please call Frieda
at 689-7700.
We always need dedicated
volunteers to deliver meals to
our homebound. Call Carol at
For information please call
Frieda at 689-7700 or Sally
Gurvitch 478-9397 or Evelyn
Smith at 686-6727.
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College and Palm
Beach School Board Adult
Education. Fees are required
for these classes along with
registration. Call Louise at
689-7700 for information.
High Blood Pressure &
Age Related Diseases A
four week highly informative
session given by Lois Link of
the Palm Beach County School
Board, Adult Education. Date:
Wednesday, Oct. 19 & 26 at 10
a.m. to 12 noon. Fee: $2.00 for
complete series. Your check is
your reservation. Call Louise
at 689-7700.
Wisdom of the Body A
four week discussion series
sponsored by Adult Education
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege at the JCC by Gert Fried-
man, Specialist of Disease Pre-
vention and Wellness Pro-
grams. A new approach to
disease prevention and well-
ness and aging. Once you
understand the "Wisdom of
Your Body," how your body
relates to eating habits,
weight, stress, blood pressure,
etc., you can establish a fine
quality of life for yourself.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 20 and
27. Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30
p.m. Fee: $2.00 for complete
series. Reservations needed.
Call Louise at 689-7700.
All About Cars An 8
week course on getting to
know your car. Learn how to
communicate with your
mechanic, how to save gas,
how to drive defensively, what
to do in emergency, etc. Dates:
Oct. 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22,
29 and Dec. 6. Given by Paul
Oblas, Palm Beach County
School Board Adult Educa-
tion. Time: 10 a.m. to 12. Fee:
$4 for entire course. Reserva-
tions requested. Call Louise at
689-7700. Course to be held at
Jewish Community Center.
Twilight Dining And Danc-
ing Enjoy an early evening
kosher dinner followed by a
Special Program with Izzy
Goldberg. Reservations
required. Call Louise at 689-
7700. Date: Oct. 20, 1988 at
4:30 p.m. No fee, contributions
You Name It, You Play It!
An afternoon of cards and
fun. Canasta, bridge, scrabble,
kaluki, mah jong, etc. Spon-
sored by 2nd Tuesday Council.
Refreshments served. Fee: $1
Canasta instruction by Maur-
ice Langbort. Fee for instruc-
tion: JCC Member $1, Non
Member $1.50. Make your own
tables. Date: Starts Wednes-
day, Oct. 19. Time: 1:30 p.m.
RSVP Sophia at 689-4806 or
Sabina Gottschalk 683-0852.
Intermediate Bridge with
Al Parsont Basic bidding
and play starting Wednesday,
Oct. 26, 1988 at 1:30 p.m. at
JCC. Fee: JCC Member $2.50
per session, Non-Member
$3.00 per session. Call Louise
at 689-7700 before Oct. 19,
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter provides by appointment:
Health Insurance Assistance
with Edie Reiter; Legal Aid by
Palm Beach County Legal Aid
Society; Home Financial Man-
agement with Herb Kirsh. Call
Louise for information at 689-
Wisdom of the Body
PBCC Adult Education and
the Jewish Community Center
of Palm Beach is providing a 4
week discussion series at Con-
gregation Beth Kodesh of
Boynton Beach. Gert Fried-
man, PBCC Instructor, Spe-
cialist of Disease Prevention
and Wellness programs, will
be presenting a new approach
to disease prevention and well-
ness and aging. Once you
understand the "Wisdom of
Your Body," how your body
relates to eating habits, weight
stress, blood pressue, etc. you
can establish a fine quality of
life for yourself. Date: Mon-
day, Oct. 17, 24 & 31; Time:
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Location:
Congregation Beth Kodesh,
Boynton Beach; Fee: $2 for
complete series; Reservations
i must!! Call Julia at 582-7360.
JCC News
700 Spencer Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
YOUNG SINGLES (20's & 30's)
Sat., Oct. 15, 9 p.m.-l a.m. Gather at the Polo Room of
the Palm Hotel (former the Hyatt) West Palm beach for a
season opening Fall Ball Dance. D.J., hot and cold hors
d'oeuvres, cash bar, door prizes and more. Jackets
requested. Admission: $13.00. Location: 630 Clearwater
Tues., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. Meet in the lobby of the Comedy
Corner, 2000 So. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach. Be ready
to have a roaring good time at Open Mike Night. Cost: $4.
Thurs., Oct. 20, 6 p.m. Meet at Tony Roma's to enjoy
the Early Bird special. Bring your appetite and bring a
friend. Please be prompt so we can be seated together.
Restaurant is located at 2215 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
West Palm Beach.
Sat., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Meet at the Center, for a Rap
Session. The topic will be "They're either too young or too
old." Refreshments will be served. Cost: $3.
Sunday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. Meet at a member's home to
brainstorm for new and exciting ideas for future events.
Refreshments will be served. Cost: $3.
Wed., Oct. 19, from 5-7 p.m. Gather at Studebaker's
(Congress & Forest Hill Blvd.) to enjoy the Happy Hour.
Cost: $1 for tip plus your own fare and a small entry fee. At
7:30 p.m. we will go on to the Lake Worth Casino for a free
dance lesson followed by Ballroom Dancing there is an
entry fee at the door. Join us for either or both of these
Sat., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. You are invited to bring your
children to Camp Shalom (7875 Belvedere Rd., West Palm
beach) and drop them off for a well supervised fully filled
evening. Adults will then go to the Comedy Corner to laugh
and dance into the week hours. Children can be picked up
until 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Baby sitting is $1 per hour plus $6
for Comedy Corner.
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches is
forming a five-member team of seniors, age 60 plus, to
represent it in the "Senior Smarts" competition. Contest-
ants will be quizzed in music, geography, science, history,
current events, mathematics, and politics. Qualifying
rounds will be held at the JCC Dec. through Jan. 16, 1989.
Winners will participate in the state competitions in March,
1989. Applications available at the JCC, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Deadline for filing is Nov. 30. All participants will be
invited to celebrate at a Spring Senior Smarts Banquet.
For more information, please contact the JCC, 689-7700.
Radio/TV/ film
MOSAIC Sunday, Oct. 16,11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5,
with host Barbara Gordon. Reruns.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Oct. 16, 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340
AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
p.m.-6 p.m. WPBR 1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon Fink. A
Jewish talk show that features weekly guests and call-in
TRADITION TIME Sunday, Oct. 16, 11 p.m. Monday-
Wednesday, Oct. 17-19 WCVG 1080 AM This
two-hour Jewish entertainment show features Jewish
music, comedy, and news.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 14, 1988
Democrats Warn:
_ George Bush and
A President Dan Quayle ? Operation Sheba
^ -^ M narpd to rescue the Jews, U.S
President Quayle? Don't
laugh. It's no laughing matter.
Just think of that proverbial
heartbeat away. It could hap-
And when you stop laughing
and start worrying, remember
that this was the first "presi-
dential" decision that George
Bush was called upon to make.
Lots to worry about. Quayle,
of course, but even more about
Bush's judgment. Compare
this with that of Michael
Dukakis in the selection of his
running mate, Lloyd Bentsen.
Can anyone deny his indisputa-
ble presidential qualities?
Might we also get a. ..
White House Chief of Staff
Frequently described as the
vice president's closest politi-
cal friend and confidant in
light of his key role in Bush's
battle for the nomination
New Hampshire's governor
and co-chairman of the
national Bush campaign, John
Sununu, is the only one out of
50 governors refusing to call
upon the UN to rescind its
hateful Zionism-equals-racism
Of course, Sununu might
prefer to be national security
adviser or ambassador to the
United Nations. And might we
get a ...
Secretary of State Brzez-
Could be. With maximum
fanfare, Mr. Bush announced
Zbigniew Brzezinski as co-
chairman of his foreign policy
task force.
After years of merciless
swipes at Jimmy Carter's
alleged failures in foreign and
defense policy, Bush selected
Carter's national security
adviser to be his own principal
guide in foreign and defense
Will Brzezinski the one
major Carter official known to
have sought to weaken the
administration's pro-Israel
policies finally realize his
dream of being secretary of
state? And how about a .
Secretary of Education
Mr. Bush has given Fred
Malek a clean bill of health:
"Not a trace of bigotry in
Just forget, if you can,
Malek's role in that immoral as
well as illegal act of providing
Richard Nixon with informa-
Keep us informed.
Has something
exciting happened in
your life? Did you or
someone you know
recently receive an
award, a promotion, a
new position? Has a
member of your family
graduated with honors or
just got engaged?
Let us know.
We are interested in
the lives of the members
of our community. Send
your typewritten infor-
mation to The Jewish
Floridian, 501 S. Flagler
Drive, Suite 305, West
Palm Beach, FL, 33401.
tion about Jews running the
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Try to forgive George Bush
for failing to say a mumbling
word about how immoral and
intolerable he found such
action to be.
And try to forget, too,
Malek's involvement in Water-
gate and in compiling the
"enemies" list. And can we
expect an ..
Attorney General Brentar?
Co-chairman of the Bush
Coalition of American Nation-
alities, Jerome Brentar could
try to establish his credentials
by citing his efforts to prove
that the Holocaust never took
place, or that convicted Nazi
killer John ("Ivan the Terri-
ble") Demjanjuk was innocent.
Gov. Michael Dukakis
He could appoint as his
deputy one of the six other
coalition leaders forced to
resign after their Nazi and
anti-Semitic connections were
exposed, like Honorary Chair-
man Florian Galdau, chief of
the Iron Guard, Romania's
anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi move-
Some of these suggested
appointments are, of course,
not serious. Some are. They
help make this basic point: If
history teaches us anything, it
is that the quality of any presi-
dency depends not only on the
president's own intelligence,
instincts, and integrity, but on
the quality of the people who
surround him either as aides or
There is already too much
These companion columns
are a special feature reprinted
with permission from The
Washington Jewish Week.
disturbing evidence that a
Bush presidency would be
heavily and ominously affected
by people and influences that
should disturb all Americans,
but especially American Jews.
Whom, for example, would a
President Bush select for the
Supreme Court?
The George Bush of 1988
surely is not the one we knew
before 1980.
His views on women's rights
(ERA, for example), on abor-
tion, on school prayers, on gun
control, on the death penalty
on the whole range of social
issues all reflect the strong
influence of the far right,
including the Christian far
Just examine the GOP party
platform, reread the iush
acceptance speech, and you
will find echoes of Jesse Helms
and Pat Robertson and Jerry
Change or flexibility or
updating of particular policies
is not necessarily wrong. But
the Bush record is one of obvi-
ous and regular bowing to the
sharp right on just about every
The most obvious and shock-
ing example of this type of
"leadership" was, of course,
the selection of Dan Quayle to
be his running mate.
It is no secret that, like other
elements in the community,
Jewish supporters of Bush
were embarrassed and
stunned at the selection of one
so inexperienced, so unquali-
fied, so unimpressive.
Quayle, moreover, was vul-
nerable on the most important
single threat to Israel's secur-
ity, the arming of her enemies.
Nine times out of 11 during
his Senate career, according to
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will focus on issues that con-
cern all Americans, such as the
pared to rescue the Jews, U.S.
officials were stymied by the
opposition of Sudanese gov-
ernment officials, including
President Mohammed Nimeiri.
Nimeiri, stung by Arab criti-
cism over his cooperation in
Operation Moses, was unwill-
economy, and domestic and jng to f^g similar Arab conde-
foreign policy.
They will also address the
special concerns of the Ameri-
can Jewish community, such as
the security of Israel, the Mid-
dle East peace process, and
U.S.-Israel relations.
These issues are of vital
importance to American Jews
and receive a great deal of
media attention.
However, there is one issue
of major concern to American
Jews that has received mini-
Vice President George Bush
mal news coverage; the plight
of Jews in lands of oppression.
In particular, little has been
reported about the rescue of
Ethiopian Jews.
In 1984, thousands of starv-
ing and persecuted Ethiopian
Jews walked the long miles to
Sudan and were airlifted from
the Sudanese refugee camps to
Although the airlift, known
as Operation Moses, was suc-
cessful, a news conference by
Israeli officials confirming
news reports forced the mis-
sion to end abruptly; several
thousand Jews were left
stranded in the squalid Umra-
kuba and Tewawa refugee
camps in the Sudan, where
they were dying of hunger and
State Department officials
used every means possible to
bring more Ethiopian Jews out
of the Sudan in the weeks
following the sudden end of
Operation Moses, but they
were not able to bring people
out quickly enough.
In March 1985, State
Department and Israeli offi-
cials told Bush about the Ethi-
opian Jews in Sudan.
According to Israeli Ambas-
sador Meir Rosenne, the vice
president was deeply moved
by the plight of the Ethiopian
Jews. He was determined to
do everything possible to help
them reach Israel quickly and
The vice president then met
with State Department and
CIA officials and a plan was
developed to airlift the Ethio-
pian Jews from Sudan to
Although they were pre-
mnation for helping save the
lives of a few hundred Jews.
The vice president had the
delicate task of securing
Sudanese cooperation for
Operation Sheba during his
visit to the Sudan in mid-
March 1985.
After several days of intense
negotiations, the Sudanese
agreed and the American res-
cue mission was able to pro-
ceed. In the dead of night on
March 25, 1985, hundreds of
Ethiopian Jews boarded
American planes and were
whisked to Israel.
According to eyewitnesses,
Bush wept when he heard that
Operation Sheba was a suc-
Operation Sheba involved
enormous hazards. The lives of
American officials in the
Sudan and Ethiopia were in
jeopardy. A news leak would
have been seen as an American
breach of trust, destroying
America's credibility and repu-
tation in the region. Ana if
there had been a news leak,
the Sudanese would have pre-
vented the American planes
from landing.
Never had the United States
government undertaken a
secret rescue mission of such
scope, or risked so much in
such an effort. Vice President
Bush, whose personal inter-
vention made the rescue possi-
ble, put both the credibility of
the U.S. and himself on the
There are people who talk
Continued on Page 11
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Yy^bAT sHALo)S
Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Joel Chezin. 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 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. and 6 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.
Worth. Phone 967-3600. 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. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m..
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. 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: 9851D Mili-
tary Trail, Box 360091, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 736-7687.
Rabbi Morris Silberman and 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 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, 108-3, 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, 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 Jay
R. Davis. 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 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
Synagogue News
Bar Mitzvah
Sisterhood wishes to
announce that regular meet-
ings will be held on the second
Tuesday of each month at 12
noon and not on Mondays as
previously planned. All sched-
ules have been revised and
there will be a Mini-Luncheon
and Card Party on Tuesday,
Nov. 8, at 12 Noon. The dona-
tion is $4. Building Captains
will distribute the tickets.
The fun begins at 8 p.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 15 at the
Second Annual Sock Hop.
There will be dancing, food, a
disc jockey and much more.
Wear your favorite 50's cos-
tume. Tickets are available at
the temple office.
On Friday evening Oct. 14,
at 8 p.m. Shabbat Services will
be conducted by Rabbi Howard
Shapiro. Owen Buckman will
chant the kiddush in honor of
his upcoming Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday morning. Cantor
Stuart Pittle will lead the con-
gregation in songs.
In honor of Rabbi Howard
Shapiro's 20th year in the rab-
binate, there will be a special
Shabbat dinner and speaker on
Friday, Oct. 21.
Rabbi Howard Bogot, educa-
tion director of the UAHC, will
attend the dinner and speak
following services in the sanc-
tuary. He and Rabbi Shapiro
were classmates at the
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion in Cincin-
Dinner will be served at 6
p.m., and is limited to 150
persons because of space. Tick-
ets are $18 each and will
include a full-course Shabbat
Reservations for the dinner
are by check to the Temple
office and should be made as
early as possible.
Activists Welcome Reforms,
Soviet Compliance Unexpected
Soviet Jewry activists wel-
comed proposed reforms in the
Soviet emigration code, but
said the reforms would still not
bring the Soviets into compli-
ance with international human
rights accords.
They were responding to a
report in The New York Times
that Soviet authorities had
informed U.S. officials of some
proposed changes during
Foreign Minister Eduard She-
vardnadze's visit here Sept. 22
to 23.
One proposed change would
end the requirement that pot-
ential emigrants receive a let-
ter of invitation from family
members abroad.
Also, those denied emigra-
tion on the grounds of access
to "state secrets" could not be
denied on those grounds, after
a certain number of months or
years had elapsed. Anyone
whose parents refused to allow
them to emigrate could appeal
to a judicial board.
State Department spokes-
woman Phyllis Oakley said
that "even with these changes,
not all individuals will still be
able to exercise their right to
leave the Soviet Union.' Oak-
ley said she was not aware of
any timetable guiding Soviet
enactment of the proposed
Micah Naftalin, national dir-
ector of the Union of Councils
for Soviet Jews, said that
when he visited Moscow in
June, Soviet officials had dis-
cussed precisely the proposed
reforms and promised that
they would be placed in draft
form by the end of September.
Morris Abram, chairman of
both the National Conference
on Soviet Jewry and the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Organizations, cal-
led the possible changes a
"hopeful sign."
Nevertheless, he added,
"We judge by performance."
Changes Are Coming
Abram, who met with
Secretary of State George
Shultz, also said he was not
surprised by the possibility of
changes. "We have been told
for a long time that changes
are coming."
A group of Jewish leaders
met privately Wednesday
night in New York with Israeli
Foreign Minister Shimon
They discussed Israel's
demand that Jews leaving the
USSR with Israeli visas go
directly to Israel, and not to
the United States and other
countries, as most now do.
Abram said they agreed on
the principle of freedom of
choice, and that Peres said it
"was not the policy of the
Israeli government to coerce
Naftalin explained that
recently, the Soviets have
allowed the "overwhelming
majority" of Jews immigrating
to Israel to receive letters of
invitation from even distant
Glenn Richter, national coor-
dinator of the Soviet Struggle
for Soviet Jewry, said the
possible reforms represent
"another dangle of promise in
front of the West, just as the
Soviets have done many times
Richter said that Soviet lead-
ers have previously promised
such reforms and have not
followed through.
In addition, if the reported
possible changes came to pass,
they would still not allow an
"absolute right to emigrate,"
he said.
Michael Aaron Kaufman,
son of Diane and Richard
Kaufman of Atlantis, will be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 15
at Temple Beth El. Rabbi Alan
Cohen and Cantor Norman
Brody will officiate.
Michael attends the Jewish
Community Day School and is
a member of the Kadimah
Youth Group. He enjoys learn-
ing about businesses and col-
lects baseball cards. He will be
twinned with Yusif Manashir-
ov of the Soviet Union, who
was denied his freedom to be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Family members and friends
sharing the simcha include his
sister, Sylvia.
Owen F. Buckman, son of
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Buckman
of Singer Island, will be called
to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah
on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Tem-
ple Israel. Rabbi Howard
Shapiro will officiate.
Owen attends the Benjamin
School and is interested in
tennis, fishing and the trom-
Family members and friends
sharing the simcha include his
sister, Adrienne.
Continued from Page 10
and there are people who act.
Any candidate for office will
claim to care about the people
whose votes he is trying to
win. The proof of a man's
caring and concern is in what
he does.
Vice President Bush put
himself and many others at
risk to try to rescue Ethiopian
Jews. He responded to a crisis
which was not playing on the
evening news, and which was
not a campaign issue.
But thanks to his efforts,
hundreds of people were saved
from starvation and persecu-
tion and today are building
new lives in Israel.
When American Jews, like
millions of other Americans,
stand in the voting booth, they
wil' remember not the prom-
ises and the rhetoric, but the
actions and the records of the
A candidate who is not will-
ing to risk something for what
he believes in will make a poor
showing as president.
Operation Sheba is just one
example of the sincerity and
commitment Bush has dis-
filayed all through his career,
t may be a small detail in the
history books, but I believe it
says a great deal about the
man. And that message should
appeal not just to Jews, but to
all Americans.
Gordon Zaeks is chairman of the
Jewish Campaign Committee for Busk
and a to-chairman of the National
Jewish Coalition.


Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 14, 1988
Le Pen Defeated In French Regional Elections
PARIS (JTA) Jean-Marie
Le Pen's far right-wing
National Front suffered a
stunning defeat in the regional
elections last week.
It scored a bare 5.26 percent
of the vote compared to the
nearly 15 percent it won in
France's presidential elections
last April.
Even in Marseilles, the
party's stronghold, the
National Front emerged with
18.19 percent, down more than
10 percent from its April
The dismal results greatly
reduced any chances the cen-
ter-right and Gaullist parties
would enter into some sort of
electoral alliance with Le
Pen's faction.
That possibility was raised
after the presidential ballot-
ing, at least in some of the
larger cities where Le Pen
scored heavily last spring.
Out of 2,042 seats at stake
for district councils, the
National Front scored only one
victory, with over 1,500 candi-
dates in the running.
French voters will cast bal-
lots again next Sunday, in a
second-round run-off between
the two top candidates. The
far right is out of the race
because none of its candidates
came anywhere near the top.
The regional elections are
regarded as a dress rehearsal
for the far more important
municipal elections next
spring. Jewish observers
feared that if Le Pen's party
won more than 10 percent of
the popular vote, it would have
become a serious force in
French politics.
Although he denies charges
of anti-Semitism, Le Pen has
publicly denigrated the Holo-
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