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Federation Delegation Visits Israel To Protest
Proposed Amendment To Law of Return
A Unified Voice Speaks
Executive Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
We were forty Jews rep-
resenting 11 separate commu-
nities. Our communities in the
aggregate constitute over one
million American Jews. Each
person came reflecting their
own communities' unique per-
spectives and our delegation
consisted of Reform, Conser-
vative and Orthodox Jews. Our
Federation's delegation in-
cluded Alec Engelstein,
Federation President, Irving
Mazer, General Campaign
Chair, Alan Shulman, Past
Federation President and a
National UJA Vice Chair, and
Despite the diversity in our
geographic and religious back-
grounds, we were totally uni-
fied in our purpose. We needed
to stress to the leaders of
Israel, in the most persuasive
manner possible, that any
amendment to the "Law of
Return" would be a serious
cause of Jewish disunity. In
view of recent world develop-
ments, we believe that our
unity was particularly essen-
tial. We feared that the totally
unnecessary amendment to the
"Law of Return" would be
regarded by millions of com-
mitted North American Jews
as a symbolic disenfranchise-
ment. This perceived disen-
franchisement might, unfor-
tunately, lessen the commit-
ment of many to participate in
the nation building of Israel,
reduce the attachment by
some to Israel as the spiritual
center of the Jewish people,
Soon, more PBC teens
will be studying in
Israel.....................Pif 2
Heinz Eppler at the end
of a four year JDC
presidency............p** 5
Tax & Financial
Planning.........Pace 8*9
Women's Division
Thoughts............Page 13
and even send a negative mes-
sage of our unified support for
Israel in these difficult times
to Washington. Although our
delegation was committed to
combatting any of these conse-
quences, we were also aware
of the reaction our communi-
ties had to the proposed
amendment and felt compelled
to respectfully interpret the
issues to Israeli leadership.
Those of us who participated
in this historic visit, and the
other Federation delegation
which visited with Knesset
leaders the week before, have
always believed that U.S. Jews
do not have the right to inter-
fere with Israel's internal pol-
icies. We believed then, and we
believe now, that matters
relating to Israel's security are
for Israelis and not American
Jews to decide; for it is they
who have to ultimately bear
the consequences. We further
believe that any differences
that we might have with Israel
at any point in time must be
expressed quietly, discreetly
and not in the general media.
The Israel political system is
complex, difficult and even in
she words of its own leader,
"chaotic." The power of small
parties is inordinate and the
obligation of the leaders of
Israel to form a government,
given the Israeli system, is no
easy task. The issue weighing
most importantly on the lead-
ers of Israel is naturally the
security of the nation. Coali-
tion building between Labor
and Likud is understandably
difficult given that the respec-
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Alec Engelstein, Jewish Federation President, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir.
Jewish Unity Is Of Highest Order
President of
Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County
We went to Israel, 40
repressentatives composed of
Federation leaders from 11
communities from all over the
U.S.A., with one objective to
prevent the enactment of an
amendment to the "Law of
Return." In the narrov sense,
the amendment word impact
only a minor numl tr of Jews
whose conversion may not
have been done in accordance
with strict Orthodox ritual, but
in the broader sense, the
amendment represents a chal-
lenge to Conservative and
Reform Judaism and a depar-
ture from accepted Religious
Pluralism as practiced in our
We realized that while this
issue is so important to our
communities for its symbolic
value, prior to our visit it was
not of a high priority to most
members of the Knesset, par-
ticularly of the Likud party.
Likud, which is actively
attempting to form a govern-
ment requires the support of
ultra-Orthodox parties, partic-
ularly the Agudah Israel party,
which is linked to the Lubav-
itch (Chabad) movement. The
Aguda party has made this
issue a non-negotiable condi-
tion for forming a government
coalition and has forced from
Prime Minister Shamir a writ-
ten commitment to bring the
proposed amendment to the
floor of the Knesset for a vote
as soon as the government is
This commitment made our
task extremely difficult. Nev-
ertheless, we spent 48 hours of
almost round the clock meet-
ings with elected members of
Continued on Page 14
Zuckerman Announced As Fountains Chair
Louis Zuckerman, originally
of Detroit, Mich., has made his
debut into the Palm Beach
County Jewish Community as
the 1989 Fountains Campaign
Chair, announced Irving
Mazer, General Campaign
In Detroit, Zuckerman was
deeply committed to the Jew-
ish Federation/UJA Cam-
paign, serving as vice chair-
man of the Endowment Com-
mittee there for ten years and
head of the Insurance Division
of the Detroit Campaign for
twenty years. Zuckerman's
wife, Rochelle, is a Lion of
The Zuckermans were part-
time residents here for almost
ten years before making Palm
Beach County their full-time
home in June 1986. A retired
U.S. Army Officer, Zuckerman
is also retired from a highly
successful career as a N.Y.
Life Insurance Salesperson,
during which he was president
of the prestigious N.Y. Life
Top Club and active in all local
and national insurance groups.
"To meet and increase last
year's campaign goal will be
an exciting challenge for us
this year,' Zuckerman said.
"With the advent of new peo-
ple becoming permanent resi-
dents of The Fountains, we
look forward to adding them to
our list of Federation/UJA
Louis Zuckerman

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 16, 1988
Study In Israel
Increased Teen Outreach
Approved By Board
More Palm Beach County
teenagers will be visiting
Israel in the coming years
through an Israel Incentive
Program recently approved by
the Jewish Federation Board
of Directors.
In an unprecedented 26 per-
cent budget increase over
previous years, the Jewish
Federation made a far-reach-
ing commitment to educate
and develop the Jewish iden-
tity of teenagers in this
"The teen years are perhaps
the most crucial years in a
young person's life, said Edu-
cation Director, Dr. Elliot
Schwartz. "It's during this
period of their development
that identity formation occurs
and peer influence is strong-
est. It's also precisely at this
time that a teenager is likely to
have the least contact with the
organized Jewish community
and to be a non-participant in
Jewish communal activities,"
Dr. Schwartz continued.
In Palm Beach County, after
Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the majority
of students do not continue
their Jewish education and
maintain minimal, if any, Jew-
ish contact. Synagogue affilia-
tion is low and the Midrasha
Judaica High School attracts
only 145 students out of a
potential 2,000.
In an important move to
reach out to the entire teenage
population in this community,
the Federation Board voted
last month to significantly
increase subsidies and incen-
tives given to Palm Beach
County students to encourage
them to participate in worthy
study programs in Israel.
These programs include both
educational content and tour-
ing and have been approved by
the Jewish Federation. Prior
to this, there were were no
existing Federation incentives
for students in the community
who were not enrolled in
The Israel incentive pro-
gram provides the following
subsidies: a) Any high school
teen (grades 10-12) is eligible
to receive the sum of $600
towards an approved Israel
program; b) Midrasha students
who successfully complete
three years of study can
receive $850 to participate in
an approved Israel program;
and c) through a special rela-
tionship established between
The Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County
urges you to
the Federation and the Alex-
ander Muss High School in
Israel, a special eight-week
program, 11th and 12th grad-
ers whose academic record
qualifies them for attendance
will be eligible to receive a
$600 incentive from the Jewish
Federation and a $500 match-
ing grant from the Alexander
Muss High School. Additional
financial aid will be available
for all programs to students
who can demonstrate financial
"An appropriate educational
experience in Israel can and
does impact teens in such a
way that it can totally alter the
course of their lives," explain-
ed Dr. Schwartz. "The inspira-
tion, motivation and education
generated by such a program
can seriously affect teens and
cause them to re-evaluate their
priorities and make them pot-
entially valuable leaders and
participants in "Klal Yisroel."
Brochures on a variety of
Israel study programs are
available to be looked at in the
Education Department of the
Jewish Federation. We can
also provide you with a fact
sheet and brochure on the new
Israel Incentive program.
For more information,
please contact Dr. Elliot
Schwartz, Education Director,
Jewish Federation, 832-2120.
The following is a letter received from a Palm Beach
County student who studied in Israel with a subsidy from
the Jewish Federation:
Dear Dr. Schwartz,
Israel is wonderful!! I'm so glad I'm here. I'm staying at
Neve Yerushalayim College for Women and rooming with
my friend from Miami. We study from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays, we go on a
tiyul, or tour, of different parts of Israel for half the day.
So far we have been to the Old City of Jerusalem
INCREDIBLE Mea Shearim, Matzada, the Dead Sea,
Ein Gedi, the Jerusalem Forest, and it would take forever to
tell about them all. Oh, and of course, the Kotel, (Western
Wall); what a moving experience.
This Wednesday we are going to the Diaspora Museum, I
can't wait. I feel very privileged to have been able to take
advantage of such an incredible opportunity. In fact, I am
going to try to stay here longer, if at all possible. As far as
the classes go, we learn subjects like Ethics, Chumash
(Bibte), Hebrew, Women in Judaism and for my level, the
foundations of Torah and Judaism.
The quality of instructors is excellent. I'm very pleased
with them. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate
the scholarship, for without it, I wouldn't be living this
Thank you so much, again.
Sincerely yours,
A former Palm Beach County
High School Student
Rombro Joins
Endowment Department
Morris Rnmhrn
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County Executive
Director, Jeffrey L. Klein, has
announced the appointment of
the Federation's newest staff
member, Morris Rombro, as
Endowment Associate.
Morris Rombro has spent his
entire professional career
working for Jewish Federa-
tions and Agencies. After
earning two graduate degrees,
in Sociology and Social Work,
he began his career as a case
worker for the Jewish Big
Brother program of the Jewish
Federation in Baltimore, Mar-
yland. This program matched
Jewish children from broken
and single parent families with
volunteers in the community.
In 1962, Rombro and his
family moved to Morocco
where he served as Assistant
Director of the Joint Distribu-
tion Center-Morocco, a bene-
ficiary agency of the United
Jewish Appeal. In this posi-
tion, he helped introduce
greatly needed medical and
education programs to the
Jewish community and estab-
lished a Jewish Home for the
After spending five years in
Morocco, he traveled to Iran
and then Israel where he
served in similar capacities
Vth uthAJDC- Rombro
described his years abroad as
Study Tours For Teen-Agers
In the comxng weeks, the Jewiak FloridioH will kigkliakt a varvty of
Israel study programs available to Jewish teenagers m this community
1. USY Israel Pilgrimage 1989
Eligibility: All youth of United Synagogue Congre-
gations between ages of 15 and 18 1/9
(as of July 1, 1989). "
Last week of June, returning approxi-
mately 6 weeks later.
$2,895.00 all-inclusive (fares, room &
board, sightseeing, gratuities, etc.)
Description: a) One week in Poland, sites of Concentra-
tion Camps; five weeks in Israel,
b) "Back to Nature Bonanza" 6 weeks in
2. Raman Community Pilgrimage 1989
Eligibility: Completion of first year of high school
as of June 1989.
Duration: 6 weeks.
Cost: $3,075.00.
Description: 23 days in Jerusalem, 11 days in Galilee,
4 days in Negev Desert, weekend visits
with relatives, friends or Israeli fami-
JCDS Class Donates
Food For The Hungry
Mrs. Rachel Stein's ltth grade Jewish studies class at the Jewish
Community Day School spent the month of November collecting
food for needy families in Palm Beach County. Their efforts
resulted in the collection of 150-200 pounds of food. The children
gained valuable insight into the plight of the needy and learned
about the mitzvah (good deed) of helping those less fortunate
through this experience. The food is being distributed through the
Jewish Family and Children's Service.
Good Old Times
UJA Press Service
Tirat Carmel, Israel Old
people are big news these
days. Surveys are made of
their exploding numbers, their
voting patterns and their con-
sumer habits. We hear a lot
about the active and healthy
elderly the spry 70s, who
work, lobby and travel and a
lot, too, about the sick and the
psychogeriatric, for whom
existing facilities are over-
crowded and often unfit.
But what of those in
between the over-60s debili-
tated by diabetes, high blood
pressure and heart disease?
The blind and the arthritic?
Those who have suffered
stroke or amputation, have
cancer or Alzheimer's disease,
the confused and the incapa-
For people like these peo-
ple who need daily help but can
manage outside an institution
- a new kind of care is being
pioneered here in a suburb of
Haifa in northern Israel. Still
in its experimental stage, this
new program is already prov-
Continued on Page 5
enriching and memorable. He
described the many customs
and traditions that we, as
American Jews, do not under-
stand and said that living in
those countries allowed him to
examine things from different
Prior to coming to Palm
beach County, Rombro served
as Director of the Jewish Fed-
eration in Chattanooga, Ten-
nesse. While there, he helped
to organize current Endow-
ment programs that have
proven to be quite successful.
In his current position, Rom-
bro will help publicize various
Endowment opportunities and
develop Estate Planning pro-
grams for the community. In
addition, he will assist those
people who need help with
their estate planning. Rombro
explained, "Charitable plan-
ning helps to strengthen our
community. It provides a base
on which to build."

Friday, December 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
On Jewish Survival:
Rabbi Feldman Addresses Young Adults
"Why should the Jews sur-
vive?" Rabbi Leonid Feldman
asked a crowd of young adults
during YAD's Educational/
Cultural Event on Nov. 29, at
the Sheraton Hotel in West
Palm Beach.
In a lecture presenting a
range of answers the new spir-
itual leader of Palm Beach's
Temple Emanu-El had discov-
ered for himself, Feldman
probably impacted, in some
way, the consciousness of the
Jewish group who had come to
hear him speak.
"I am a recent convert to
Judaism," Feldman told the
audience. "I chose to return to
my Judaism for profound, phil-
osophical reasons. I have come
here tonight to tell you those
Rabbi Feldman went on to
explain his belief that Jews
have a unique mission in the
world and a unique system for
making the world a better
place. "That's why we're
here," he said.
In four points, Rabbi Feld-
man outlined his perspective
on Judaism in the world: a) We
Rabbi Leonid Feldman, former
refusenik and present spiritual
leader of Temple Emanu-El,
Palm Beach, spoke to
approximately ISO young
adults at the Sheraton Hotel on
Nov. SO.
have only one standard of
morality and it comes from
G-d; b) People are not born
good; we must make them
good; c) We have a system of
commandments that if fol-
lowed will create good people;
d) We are not just a religion
but an entire people. "Because
of this people-hood," the for-
mer refusenik explained, "I
am still alive and Jewish."
Yale/Weizmann Exchange Program
NEW HAVEN, CT. An historic "first" occurred at
Yale University last month when six physicists from the
Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and 13 physicists
from Yale took part in a four-day joint symposium on
condensed matter theory.
"Our new agreement with the Weizmann Institute is the
only exchange program Yale has with any other institu-
tion," Dean of Yale College Sidney Altman pointed out
when he opened the conference.
The Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County
United Jewish Appeal
Invites You To
An Educational Meeting
at the
Social Room
Poinciana Club House
Wednesday, December 21st at 3 P.M.
Guest Speaker, Prof. Gideon Peleg
Three Wars Veteran
No Solicitation...
Milt Sharon, Chairman Jules Klevan, Co-Chairman
The Boynton Beach Council
of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
invites you to a
breakfast with your neighbors
Pictured above are members of the audience (l-r): Sue Lichten-
8tein, Olivia Tartakow, Angela Lampert, Jayne Weinberg, Lisa
Bronsky and Lynn Waltuch.
(L-R) Patti Lampert and
Sandy Lifshitz, Board Mem-
bers of the Young Adult Divi-
List, Shapiro To Co-Chair YAD Event
The Young Adult Division of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County will present "A
Supreme Evening," with the
Broadway hit Dreamgirls,
Saturday, Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m.,
at the Burt Reynolds Jupiter
Theatre, 1001 East Indian-
town Road, Jupiter.
The $150 minimum contribu-
tion event, payable throughout
the year, is held on behalf of
the 1989 Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County/United
Jewish Appeal Campaign. This
year, YAD has scheduled the
event earlier in the season
while the campaign is in full
"The dinner performance
promises to attract young
adults, both singles and cou-
ftles, who are committed to the
ocal Jewish community and
are ready to become more
involved, explained Karen
List, Co-Chair of the event.
Mrs. List has been
extremely active in the Feder-
ation for several years. A
native of Palm Beach County,
she has been involved with
YAD since its initial stages.
Currently, she chairs both this
Campaign Event and the Edu-
cational/Cultural Committee
and is a Board Member of
YAD. Last year, she was Co-
Chair of the Women's Division
Campaign Event.
In addition, Mrs. List serves
as Editor of the bulletin of the
Palm Beach Evening Chapter
of Women's American ORT.
She also handles public re-
lations for the State of Israel
Bonds and is a member of the
Karen List
Sisterhood of Temple Israel
and the Bat Gurion Chapter of
David Shapiro, owner of a
local women's retail store, is
on the Board of YAD and
David Shapiro
serves as both Associate Cam-
paign Chair and Campaign
Event Co-Chair. He is also a
member of the Planning and
Allocations Committee of the
Continued on Page 5
Federation Campaign Events
December January
23 Boynton Beach Campaign Breakfast
- Young Adult Division Campaign Event
- Old Port Cove Cocktail Event
Royal Palm Beach Campaign Cocktail Reception
Women's Division Lion of Judah $5,000 Event
- Hunter's Run Pacesetter's Event
Community-wide Synagogue Federation Shabbat
- Fountains Golf Tournament
Golden Jubilee Dinner/Dance $5,000 Event

Wednesday, January 25, 1989
Lion of Judah Event

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 16, 1988
Delaynik's Dilemma
Action by American immigration officials
challenging the refugee status of hundreds of
Soviet Jewish emigrees cannot be condemned
out of hand, no matter how disturbing the
challenges now going on in Rome.
The 179 Jews who have been denied refugee
visas, and some 300 other "delayniks" await-
ing decisions by U.S. authorities, originally
applied for and were granted exit visas for
Two points are thus emphasized. First, the
State of Israel continues its essential, ongoing
role as a guaranteed refugee for any Jew in
the world, other than rare exceptions for those
proven guilty of serious crimes.
Second, the role of American Jewry in
encouraging Soviet Jews to settle in the
United States remains open to question. Last
year, $14 million was spent in this country
resettling Soviet emigres. This year, the fig-
ure may reach $66 million with Jews now
leaving the USSR at a rate of 1,500 a month.
Saying all that, however, does not mean that
we should permit American authorities to say
or imply that the persecution of Jews in the
Soviet Union is no longer a serious problem.
It was the outcry of American and world
Jewry which opened up the gates for the
"Jews of Silence" to begin leaving the Soviet
Union more than a decade ago. We should not
and cannot let the promise of glasnost be used
to close the doors to refugees from the Soviet
Union, be they Jewish, Armenian or any other
The frightening new development does
emphasize a need to re-examine the Israeli
position, supported strongly by the Zionist
Movement, that a primary responsibility is to
see that freed Soviet Jews go to the Jewish
State, the land for which they requested
To George Shultz's Credit
While he may not share as prominent a role
vis-a-vis Israel as the late Harry S. Truman,
Secretary of State George Shultz has set an ex
post facto standard unsurpassed by any of his
In the most recent confrontation with world
opinion, Shultz stood firm and unswayed in his
determination to deny PLO Chairman Yasir
Arafat a visa in order to address the UN on
the Palestine question.
While the decision has proved unpopular,
Shultz backed by President Reagan has
stood firm and delivered an unequivocal mes-
sage that the United States will not be cowed
by convention.
Vena* **** wph otfflt wiywmeuN.
U.S. Denying Soviet Jews Refuge
For the first time, American
immigration officials are
challenging the refugee status
of Soviet Jewish emigres, with
the result that hundreds of
them may not be allowed to
come to the United States.
According to various Jewish
organizations, the challenges
are occurring in Rome, usually
the next-to-last stop for Soviet
Jews intent on coming to the
United States. There, 179
Soviet Jews have been denied
refugee visas since September,
according to HIAS, the
Hebrew Immigrant Aid
In addition, more than 300
"delayniks" are said to be in
limbo in Rome, awaiting a
decision by immigration offi-
cials that was once automatic
for Soviet Jews. From January
through Nov. 29,12,794 Soviet
Jews were processed by HIAS
officials in Rome.
Soviet Jewry activists,
American Jewish resettlement
agencies and Soviet Jews
themselves are claiming the
new policy contradicts the
reality of Jewish life in the
Soviet Union and reneges on
years of official promises to
Jews there.
Furthermore, they fear los-
ing government subsidies to
refugees that defray the
mounting costs of resettle-
The State Department
denies there is a new policy.
But both State and Justice
department spokespersons
confirmed that refugee visas
had been denied to those
Soviet Jews who were unable
to demonstrate a "well-
founded fear of persecution"
in their home country.
Last week, the Union of
Councils for Soviet Jews distri-
buted a petition signed by 60
Soviet Jewish families in Italy
who were told they could not
enter the United States as
'No Change In U.S. Policy'
"What is the difference
between us and others who
have fled their countries under
dictatorship governments to
save their lives from persecu-
tion?" they asked.
In a second petition released
by UCSJ, 345 Soviet Jewish
families appealed to the U.S.
government and public to
reverse the recent policy.
In Washington, State
Department spokeswoman
Phyllis Oakley said that while
there are Soviet Jews who
have not qualified for refugee
status, there is "no change in
U.S. policy."
According to the Refugee
Act of 1980, the State Depart-
ment provides the Immigra-
tion and Naturalization Ser-
vice with guidance on the polit-
ical situation of a country's
Both State and Justice offi-
cials said that those denied
refugee visas could enter the
United States as public inter-
est "parolees." Parolees must
show an affidavit of support
from a sponsor in the United
States saying that the applic-
ant will not be a liability on the
public welfare system.
"Jews have at least been
given the color of presumption
of having been persecuted by
definition," said Philip
Saperia, assistant executive
vice president of HIAS. "All of
a sudden, cases accepted over
the years are being denied."
"The recent INS policy of
quizzing every Soviet Jew to
prove a history of persecution
and denying some Jews ref-
ugee status on that basis
repudiates everything our
country has stood for since
Helsinki," said Pamela Cohen,
national president of the
The State Department each
year sets a ceiling on the num-
ber of refugee visas available
worldwide. This year, the
quota is 94,000, of which only
84,000 slots are fully funded.
Only 16,000 of those slots
have been set aside for all
Soviet refugees: Jews, Arme-
Continued on Page 14
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Alternative Traditions
In a free society, all persons strive
for maximizing their rights. In a con-
trolled environment, that striving is
often stymied. And in a less-free cul-
ture, all such attempts are thwarted.
It is therefore an exercise in para-
dox, that in the one democratic state in
the whole of the Middle East, one
entire group of people is roadblocked
on its way to full freedom.
Last week, as Jewish feminists con-
vened in Israel, there were demonstra-
tions at the Western Wall. As women
prayed on their side of the parti-
tioned wall rabbis assailed them.
Garbed in the symbols of the faith
normally ascribed as religious mens'
wear women read from the Torah at
the Kotel. Such was the response that
the rabbi responsible for the Wall
compared "a woman carrying a Torah
is like a pig at the Wailing Wall "
On Nov. 11, the Jewish Floridian
featured a growing trend in a piece
entitled "Discounting the All-Male
Minyan and Counting the Other
Half." Pragmatism, reassessing roles
and a penchant for equality dictates
that many rituals frozen in time and
practice are slowly being re-examined.
True, the Orthodox standards have
protected and defended the sanctity
and stability of Judaism for genera-
tions. Traditionalists have withstood
assaults on what they see as a religious
vanguard for the ages. And, their
timeless values have helped the people
Israel remain one.
Whether or not all restrictions are
removed or modified should be the
focus of study and respectful consider-
ation. Absent should be the knee-jerk
and gut reaction that finds its expres-
sion in history and invective.

Heinz Eppler:
Helping Jews Around The World
Friday, December 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
This man has affected the
lives of close to 1.5 million
Jews in four years. Under his
leadership, Jewish communi-
ties in the most unlikely places
have flourished and grown and
the doors of closed govern-
ments have opened to his call.
His picture hangs in Jewish
homes behind the Iron Curtain
and Israel and when he travels
to these countries, Jews physi-
cally reach out to him in grati-
tude and perhaps to gather
strength from his presence.
As President of the Ameri-
can Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee (JDC), Heinz
Eppler has completely devoted
the past four years of his life to
serving the worldwide Jewish
community, providing life sus-
taining services for Jews in
every corner of the earth.
After twelve years of work-
ing for the "Joint," Eppler has
just stepped down from a
highly successful four-year
firesidency, leaving behind a
egacy of dedication, hard
work, commitment to Jewish
survival and inspiration to
those who have worked with
"Heinz was an excellent
President," said Sylvia Has-
senfeld, JDC's newest Presi-
dent. "He has opened all kinds
of fresh areas in the Jewish
world and in the process has
always been very pleasant to
work with."
The retired owner of a suc-
cessful chain of retail stores
and the force behind the
rebuilding of Miller-Wohl, a
New York Stock Exchange
firm, Eppler partially attri-
butes his life-saving work in
Jewish communal service to
his experiences as a youth in
pre-Nazi Germany. He immi-
grated to the U.S. just a step
ahead of the Nazis, in 1938.
"I think one's life is prepara-
tion for accepting the responsi-
bility of a position like the
Presidency of the JDC,"
explained the tall, gray, gentle
man. "The fact that I m an
immigrant and literally ran
away from Nazism one month
before Kristallnacht had a
very strong effect on my life.
It's directly related to the
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ber of the Board of the Jewish
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The event committee con-
sists of: Patricia Abramson,
Lawrence Abramson, Gary
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Jonas, Michael Jonas, Howard
Kaslow, Sonia Kay, James
Kay, Anthony Lampert,
Patricia Lampert, llene
Lampert, Elizabeth Mirkin,
Mark Mirkin, Janet Reiter.
Jack Schram, Susan Woll
Schwartz, Steven Schwartz
Carol Shubs, Debra Stern
David Stern, Gary Syden
Sheree Syden, Olivia Tarta
kow, Lynn Waltuch, Harvej
White, Eileen Zimkind.
Seating is limited for this
event and reservations should
be made by the end of the year.
For more information, con
tact Mark Mendel, Director
Young Adult Division, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
work I do with Jewish commu-
nities around the world."
Marrying his wife Ruthe, the
child of an Orthodox family,
also influenced his interest in
Jewish philanthropy. Having
been raised by a Jewish philan-
thropist herself, Ruthe was
well aware of the JDC's work
and encouraged her husband's
involvement when he was
asked to sit on the JDC's Exec-
utive Committee twelve years
Eppler grew up in the village
of Mutterstadt in the Rhine
Valley, not far from Heidel-
berg. Born in 1927, he came to
the United States at the age of
Heinz Eppler
11 with vivid recollections of
the torchlight parades of the
SS and SA, the Hitler youth,
and memories of their shouts
of "Here live Jews," outside
his home. Neighbors and
friends who had lived peace-
fully by his family's side for
five generations suddenly
turned on them.
After arriving in the U.S.,
Eppler continued his schooling
in Cleveland, Ohio and then
entered the U.S. armed forces.
In 1972, after various business
ventures, he was elected Presi-
dent of a retail chain which he
expanded into 410 stores in 40
states. When it was sold in
1985, Eppler was ready for his
next challenge as President of
the JDC.
"When I was asked to lead
the JDC, it was the right time
in my life," he explained. "I
had just sold my company and
I had the time to devote to it."
Eppler said that in the past
four years as President, he
worked longer and harder
hours than he did as CEO of
his company. In fact, the past
four years of the Eppler's lives
have belonged almost entirely
to the JDC, for which they
have traveled several times
around the world.
"Heinz has devoted an enor-
mous amount of time to his
presidency," said Michael
Schneider, JDC's Executive
Vice President. "He took his
task with exceptional serious-
ness and gave a great deal of
When talking to the former
JDC President, he reminds
you of a humming motor that
rews when you step on the
gas. He smiles almost con-
stantly and generously shares
pieces of his life and career.
But when asked about the
JDC, his face lights up, his
eyes glow, his voice grows
louder and he tells his larger
than life stories with a boom-
ing enthusiasm.
One story goes like this:
"One of the more moving
experiences Ruthe and I had in
my four years as President
was when we visited the small
isolated community of 6,000
Jews in Bulgaria in January
1987," Eppler began. "I will
never forget our visit to the
only synagogue in Sofia. We
were met on the steps by the
aged Chazan in his white High
Holiday ceremonial robes,
which he donned in respect for
our visit there is no Rabbi in
"When we entered the sanc-
tuary we noticed there were no
seats and scaffolding had been
erected by the authorities,
since they had asked to reno-
vate the synagogue at their
expense. We quickly learned
that it was erected ten years
"The building continued to
crumble into dust while the
books rotted in the study
upstairs, and the services were
forced into a room that could
accommodate no more than
twenty people. It was very
"Standing in that
synagogue," he continued, "I
was deeply reminded of the
work the JDC has to do in this
world. We're all about helping
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500,000 Visited Israel For Its 40th
JERUSALEM (JTA) The celebration of the 40th
anniversary of Israel's independence this past year not
only attracted more visitors than expected, but ended with
a $1 million budget surplus, according to outgoing Educa-
tion Minister Yitzhak Navon.
Despite the Palestinian unrest in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, more than 500,000 visitors came to Israel
during the anniversary year, although no more than
300,000 had been expected, Navon said.
Good Old Times
Continued from Page 2
ing itself as a successful proto-
type for Israel and perhaps for
other countries as well.
"Day-care for the elderly is
only a decade old in Israel,"
says social worker Eli Berger,
29, director of the Tirat Car-
mel Day-Care Center. "There
are about 50 centers in this
country some operating in
small apartments, others in
custom-built premises. Some
of them are clubs, others have
full medical staffs. The
approach is still developing."
Eli Berger's new approach is
social creating a place
where the handicapped elderly
are treated as individuals. The
Tirat Carmel Center began
with a number of advantages.
First, its premises are brand
new and specially designed for
the purpose. Financed and
equipped by Don Robinson of
Pittsburgh, the Center is all on
one level, filled with sunlight,
and built with old people in
mind from handrails on
every wall, to wide entrances
to accommodate walkers.
Second, Berger has the sup-
port of Eshel, the Association
for Planning and Development
of Services for the Aged in
Israel, part-funded by the
American Jewish Joint Distri-
bution Committee with contri-
butions from the United Jew-
ish Appeal/Federation cam-
"We try to think through
everything that handicapped
older people need," says Ber-
ger. "One of their greatest
difficulties is mobility, so the
day begins with our picking
them up at home. Our driver
goes to the door and helps each
of the 25 or so old people who
come daily every step of the
way. When they arrive, we
greet them with a nourishing
breakfast many old people
neglect to eat. That's followed
later in the morning by a hot
meat lunch every day, six days
a week."
Everything that goes on at
the Center is decided in consul-
tation with its members
from menus to outings to daily
activities. Physical and occupa-
tional therapists lead group
activates designed to enhance
body and mind. Dance ther-
apy, music, games with water,
seated gymnastics and rap
groups are all on the program.
For those disinclined to join
group sessions, there is a
lounge with books, newspa-
pers and television, or individ-
ual handicraft instruction.
Despite the energy put into
the Center's firsthalf-year,
Berger scarcely draws breath
before going on to talk of what
he still plans to do.
"Almost ten percent of the
18,000 people in Tirat Carmel
is over 60, he says. "I think
we've reached part of the pop-
ulation who most need what
we have to offer but only
part. We're now opening a
special section for psychogeri-
atrics, who will have their own
meeting room, garden, facilit-
ies and staff. And we're study-
ing which other groups we can
help. The blind are one possib-
ility. We have the place and
the staff, the support and the
knowledge, and, most import-
ant of all, the will to improve
every day for the handicapped
older person."
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Federation Delegation Visits Israel To Protest
Proposed Amendment To Law of Return
Unified Voice
Continued from Page 1
tive parties are diametrically
opposed, both on the issues of
the territories, negotiation
with the Palestinians, and the
ultimate solutions which will
bring Israel the peace it sorely
needs. Not only is their
approach to the peace-making
process different, but the level
of distrust and even dislike
between the leaders of the
parties is palpable. Therefore,
the leaders of both Labor and
Likud have, until recently,
regarded the passage of the
amendment to the "Law of
Return" which in a direct,
rather than in a symbolic
sense, affects very few individ-
uals, as secondary in impor-
tance to the frailties of a coali-
tion between Labor and Likud.
. The meetings we held with
Israeli leaders were extremely
fruitful and frank. It was clear
that the majority of them,
even those who were very
experienced in their dealings
with American leaders, were
surprised at the vehemence of
the reaction and the genuine
concern by U.S. Jewry to any
amendment to the "Law of
Return." It is further clear
that, on an individual basis,
most of the Knesset members
with whom we spoke are now
aware of the potential damage
to Jewish unity that such an
amendment would cause and
most do not favor its adoption.
Given the possibility of the
imposition of party discipline
by the Likud party, a vote
against the amendment would
require great political courage,
and therefore, there is pres-
ently no guarantee as to what
any individual Knesset mem-
ber will do. Nevertheless, it is
our hope and our feeling that
there are a number of indi-
viduals who will vote their
conscience despite any com-
mitment which has been made
by their political party to Agu-
dah Israel (the ultra-Orthodox
party pressing the amend-
ment) and the chances for the
defeat of the amendment are
quite excellent.
The renewed prospects for a
coalition government between
Labor and Likud, while prob-
lematic in other areas given
the great difference that exists
between the respective par-
ties, is again a distinct possibi-
lity. The feeling of the parties
that a coalition is necessary at
this time is to some extent a
direct result of the realization
of its leader that any amend-
ment to the "Law of Return"
will have negative conse-
quences on Israel-Diaspora
relations. Also, both parties
recognize and expressed to us
openly that electoral reform is
desperately needed to avoid
future situations in which the
majority of the Israel elector-
ate can be held hostage by a
minority which would compro-
mise the basic democratic plur-
alism values for which Israel
The Palm Beach delegation
as well as representatives of
other communities were peo-
ple who have had a long, deep,
enduring attachment to the
State of Israel. Israel is, and
will remain, central to our
lives. However, we deemed
our visit appropriate in this
limited instance because the
proposed amendment to the
"Law of Return" is not an
issue which relates predomi-
nantly to Israel's domestic or
international agenda but
relates to Jews who are pres-
ently in the Diaspora. Israel,
afterall, is not a state just of
Israel, or its politicians, but is
the homeland of the entire
Jewish people, no matter
which stream of Judaism they
choose. We felt that it was
therefore our duty as people
who love Israel and the Jewish
people to sensitize the leaders
of Israel to the fact that the
proposed change in the "Law
of Return" would have the
inevitable effect of symboli-
cally rejecting the forms of
Judaism practiced by the
majority of U.S. Jews. We felt
that to express to Israeli lead-
ers at this very crucial time in
history that the proposed
amendment is divisive and
.should not be on the Knesset
agenda is to work on behalf of
Jewish unity and in the inter-
est of the security of the Israel
we love.
For forty years, Israel has
operated under the present
"Law of Return," which states
that every Jew can become a
citizen automatically upon his
or her aliyah, if that person is
born of a Jewish mother or is a
convert. This law has worked
effectively and thousands of
exiles have in fact been
ingathered. However, as a
result of a concerted campaign
directed predominantly by the
Lubavitcher Rebbe, who him-
self has never visited Israel,
there is an attempt to add the
words, "according to halacha
to describe a convert who will
be entitled to enter Israel
under the "Law of Return."
The addition of this require-
ment, which was not requested
by the leaders of Israel, nor
even by chief Rabbinate of
Israel, who are in fact opposed
to the amendment, has to be
reguarded principally as the
first step in an effort emanat-
ing from Brooklyn, N.Y. to
delegitimize expressions of
Judasim other than ultra-
Orthodoxy as practiced by this
relatively small group. While
no one questions the right of
any Jew to practice his or her
form of Judaism, including the
ultra-Orthodox, we by nature
are and will remain a diverse
Our delegation was divided
into smaller groups and each
set of individuals had the
opportunity to meet with dif-
ferent Israeli leaders. People
from our delegation met Prime
Minister Shamir, Foreign Min-
ister Peres, Binyamin Netan-
yahu, Avraham Sharir, Benny
Begin, Dan Meridor, Eliahu
Ben-Elissar, Ehud Olmert,
Uriel Lynn, Reuven Rivlin,
Ariel Weinstein, Michael
Eitan, Pesach Grupper, Uzi
Landau, Sara Doron, Uzi
Baram, Nava Arad, leaders
from the Mapam and the Shin-
nui parties, among others. In
addition, we met with the
Chief Rabbis of Israel and
leaders of several of the
Orthodox parties.
Irving Mazer, General Campaign Chair, (middle) and Diane
Feinstein, former San Francisco Mayor, talk with Israeli
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participated were involved in a
very important moment in
Jewish history. We fervently
hope that the proposed amend-
ment to the "Law of Return"
will be defeated and will not
again be on the agenda of the
Knesset. We believe that those
who continue to bring this
issue to the floor to pursue
their narrow and intolerant
agenda in the end will be
rejected by the majority of the
Israel populace. However,
whatever the short-term re-
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Financial Planning
For Women Only
Women's endowment and financial planning were the subjects of
the Women's Educational Seminar on Financial Planning,
Dec. 2, at the Blonder home in Palm Beach. Community leaders
Norma Kipnis Wilson and Harry B. Smith were the guest
speakers at a seminar of over 20 women, sponsored by the
Women's Endowment Committee of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County. Pictured above are (l-r): Jeffrey Klein,
Executive Director, Jewish Federation; Erwin Blonder, past
Federation President and Chair of the Endowment Committee;
Shirlee Blonder, Chair of the Women's Endowment Committee;
Guest speakers Norma Kipnis- Wilson and Harry B. Smith; and
Edward Baker, Endowment Director. Pictured below is the
audience; at left, guest speakers Norma Kipnis- Wilson and Harry
B. Smith; at right, Erwin Blonder.
Above (l-r): Elsie Leviton, Helen G. Hoffman, Barbara Levinson,
Eileen Zimkind.
Emissaries Cover World
In Plane And Flatbed Truck
the Hebrew month of Kislev. young people, ages 19-25,
Weg says the nourishment, turned out.
he gets at the annual "kinus" He made a Shabbat dinner.
During Sukkot, Yehuda in Brooklyn lasts all year, sus- "People came to see it for the
Weg and his family pack ^^g him to go very happily first time in their life," he said,
themselves into a flatbed truck into tne hinterlands to spread Goldman said there was
with a sukkah in the back and j^^sm. enough interest generated in
Beautiful Rio Judaism from the Chabad
"This is my calling," said J^^^j^
Weg. "You know you never women aged^ 19 to 2 are
hear the idea of a calling from 6
Jews. And that's unfortun- ?ut font ft8* *P* to us,
. .. said Rabbi Noteh Gross of
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the table all seemed to agree. month8 in the affluent
One of his young colleagues J^months ^the.affluen
The grinning red-headed had been sent to very g
rabbi says he discovered that friendly and beautifyI part of ^ ^
these Jews, so far removed the world, where there were,
indeed, Jews.
But oh, the intermarriage,
said Rabbi Yehoshua Goldman,
emissary to Rio de Janeiro.
There was a time, Goldman
said, when there were so many
and get a chance to bench lulav Orthodox immigrants in the
and etrog and eat in the suk- cjty that one block alone is
take off for the hinterlands of
Weg, for two years the Cha-
bad Lubavitch emissary in
Tulsa, says their peregrina-
tions have brought them into
contact with old Jewish fami-
lies living in the meccas of
Ada, Muskogee, Norman and
Seminole, Ok.
from mainstream Jewry, are
descendants of Latvian Jews,
and that many of them seem to
be related.
Weg says they love to see
these religious city Jews arrive
this ourselves,
you know. Go upstairs and talk
How does a New York City
Hasid cope with the considera-
bly more rustic terrain of Okla-
"I get my nourishment and
vitality in New York and it
lasts all year," said Weg, who
was one of 600 "shlichim"
(emissaries) of the Lubavitcher
rebbe who gathered in Crown
Heights, Brooklyn, two weeks
ago to nourish each other by
sharing their experiences in
far-flung posts around the
Each rabbi, from Casab-
lanca, Morocco, to Marina
del Rey, Calif., has a story to
tell, and they do it every year
on the last weekend preceding
remembered for having six
synagogues. No longer.
iheir children mixed well
to the women.'
In a separate ballroom, about
50 women talked about their
experiences, which veered
from the ordinary to the unu-
Rivka Slonim, in Bingham-
ton, N.Y., where perhaps half
the state university student
population is Jewish, is accus-
tomed to hosting about 40
and married out, to the
rate of over 90 percent, Gold- every Shahbat-
man said.
"This is the main thing that I
work against," he said.
"There was no Jewish place
to meet," Goldman lamented.
He had to contend with the
beach at Ipanema.
Searching for a way to bring
Jews together, Goldman seized
on something natural to Braz-
ilians: their friendliness.
His solution was only
rational. He made parties.
In Ipanema, said Goldman,
he called a party, and 190
Dena Epstein and her hus-
band Beryl also know about
living out of a flatbed truck.
Between Shavuot and Rosh
Hashanah, they are a semi-
nomadic couple taking road
bends cautiously in the moun-
tains of New Mexico, finding
Jews who fled their Judaism
only to seek it again in the
canyons of Roswell, Taos,
Santa Fe and Las Cruces.
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Continued from Page 8
themselves giving aleph-bet
lessons in Judaism to the newly
discovered crypto-Jews, the
descendants of Marranos who
were recently told of their
Rabbi Levi Krinsky has only
recently been assigned to Man-
chester, N.H., where he found
only one family that observes
Shabbat and Kashrut. His plan
is not yet charted.
Neither is that of Rabbi Yis-
rael Diskin of Bnei Brak,
Israel, newly assigned to
Munich, nor the rabbi just
starting in the rodeo town of
Calgary, Alberta, following
the Olympics.
There is no clear strategy for
the rabbinical students who go
out by jet to scavenge the
countries in the Pacific and
African nations for widely
scattered pockets of Jews.
But they need not worry, if
Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff is any
Lazaroff recalled arriving in
Houston in 1972, "when there
was not even one Orthodox
synagogue, not even a minyan
of Sabbath-observant Jews.
"Our first task was an
'awareness campaign,' of the
observance of the command-
ments," he said.
"They knew about the High
Holidays," but Sukkot and
Simchat Torah "sounded like
Hasidic customs."
He remembers the difficulty
he had explaining that sel-
ling chametz on Pesach was
was not "stealing the store,"
and he had to explain what
"shalach manot" meant on
Purim, when it's customary to
exchange little gifts of food.
Everybody's Doing It
"Now, today, any kind of
Hadassah group or women's
group sends shalach manos,"
he said, smiling from ear to
ear, using the Yiddish pronun-
ciation of the term.
Another emissary told the
whole program's story.
Last year, Rabbi Yehoshua
Forma, a mysterious-looking
Sephardic native of Caracas,
Venezuela, was solemnly cir-
cumspect about his new
assignment in Asuncion, Par-
Friday, December 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Read Bible In
Thirteen Hours
since the days of Ezra the
Scribe in the fifth century
BCE have all the Bible's
sacred scrolls been read aloud
before the general public at
one sitting.
But on Dec. 5, at the Central
Synagogue in Manhattan, cele-
brities in the arts and media
took part in a 13-and-a-half-
hour reading of a contempor-
ary, English version of the
Torah, as part of the syna-
gogue's 150th anniversary
Beginning at 8 a.m. with
Beverly Sills, renowned
soprano and artistic director of
the New York City Opera,
celebrities in the arts and
media read in 15- to 20-minute
fiortions. Live musical inter -
udes took place at the conclu-
sion of each book.
Among the more than 40
celebrities who took part were
writers Jimmy Breslin, Helen
Gurley Brown, Nora Ephron,
Murray Kempton and Norman
Mailer; actors Tovah Feld-
shuh, Kitty Carlisle Hart,
Kathleen Turner and B.D.
Wong; broadcasters Hugh
Downs, Morley Safer and Bar-
bara Walters; and former New
York Giants football coach
Allie Sherman.
The Torah Read-In held in
the Moorish-Revival sanctuary
building, included a candle-
lighting ceremony celebrating
the third night of Chanukah on
Monday night.
Sitting, (l-r), Sam Alter, Judith Alter, David Cohen;
standing, (l-r), Solis Kaslow, Howard Kaslow, Mark Kramer,
Accounting Mgr.
Standing, (l-r), Fred Gattegno, Morris Rombro, Endowment
Associate, Sue Lavien, Myron Nickman, Eileen Nickman, Olivia
Tartakow, Stanley Brenner.
He didn't know what he
would encounter in the
hushed, isolated country that
is thought of more as a Nazi
haven man a home for Jews.
Now, every Shabbat, he has
a healthy minyan, some 10
dinner guests and about 20
people at his weekly lessons.
He has also started a "Tsi-
vos HaShem" (Army of God)
with about eight boys.
Before Chabad came, said
Forma, they barely got a min-
yan on Shavuot. "This year, 60
people showed up," he said,
The warmth of tradition.
Shabbos dinner and Maxwell Hous
It's a special time of the week when families
gather, traditions are renewed and there's
plenty of time to relax and enjoy the rich,
delicious taste of Maxwell House* Coffee.
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 16, 1988
Women's Division Genesis
New faces and interesting programs are creating a sense of excitement this year at events
sponsored by the Women's Division of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Country. The annual
$865 minimum Campaign Event, this year entitled "Genesis," was held Monday, Dec. 5 at the
Breakers West County Club in West Palm Beach. Standing (l-r) are: Sheila Engelstein, WD
Campaign Chair, Carol Greenbaum WD President, Eleanor Fleischman, Co-Chair, Shoshana
Bryen, Guest Speaker, Gladys Meyers, Co-Chair, Amy Jonas, Co-Chair.
Pictured above are women from Eastpointe. Sitting (l-r), Neomia Chitlik, Rochelle Forrest
Bemuse Schwartz, Ruth Pktnidc, Ruth Goldberg. Standing (l-r), Winifred Suss, Jeanne Perrin
Esther Rapoport, Lucille Feuerstein, Sally Pinter, Florence Silverman.
Pt"r Schuster, Janet Schuman, Sylvia Rosenbaum, Ruth Shapiro Stamlinlf^t ttlVS(M Ruth
Shadow, Zelda Osdin, Rhoda Weinstein, Ann Karlin, I^'i^^^^^S^
\ !
Standing (l-r), Rochelle Litt, Amy Jonas, Debra Sk
Shoshana Bryen, Alice Rubin, Harriet Rottner,

Pictured above are more women from Eastpointe. Sitt
Schottenfeld, Jean Yanofsky. Standing (l-r), Elaine Gi
Sitting (l-r), Karen List, Simma Suiter. Standing
Miriam Kreiger, Harriet Rottner, Sandy Lt/sA^- u**
Cynnie List.

Friday, December 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
(It), Perle Potash, Gladys Meyers, Pearl
*rg, Caroline Protzel, Helen Sodowick.
far), Audrey Halperin, Patti Abramson,
m Singer, Harriet Fine, Lorraine Virship,
Sitting (Ur), Randy Freedman, Roberta Ludwig, Donna Krasner, Erk Abrams. Standing (W),
Zelda Mason, Marci Adler, Sandra Rosen, Deborah Brass, Miriam Levinson.
Sitting (Vr), Marion Herzfeld, Elsa Denburg. Standing (Ir), Hilda Bell, Ceceil Tishman, Susan
Wolf-Schwartz, Beatrice Block.

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 16, 1988
Heinz Eppler
Continued from Page 5
Jews live freely as Jews in any
part of the world they want."
The stories follow one after
another, layer upon layer of
tales of Jewish survival and
rebirth. He passes them on
with love and a vibrant com-
passion for the people he has
come to know over the years.
He affectionately describes
the Talmud Torahs the JDC
funds in Hungary; the ship-
ments of religious materials to
the Soviet Union (with
approval of the authorities);
the agricultural recovery and
rising health standards in
Ethiopia; and the proliferation
of programs and services for
Israel's elderly.
"Heinz is a man with the
utmost in intellectual integ-
rity, with a clarity in thinking
and logic like a laser beam,"
Schneider described. "As
President, he has been utterly
humble in comparison to his
awareness of the magnitude of
the job."
Schneider described what he
felt characterizes the four-year
Presidency of Heinz Eppler:
the development of a tighter,
more effective focus and direc-
tion in the JDC; a solidification
of advantages gained in religi-
ous and cultural programs
started in Eastern Europe;
access to Ethiopia and consoli-
dation of a JDC office there; an
expansion and enlargement of
JDC activity in Israel; the
achievement of a new five-year
funding contract with the
United Israel Appeal; and an
entrance into the Soviet
"I had a great deal of satis-
faction from my business car-
eer," Eppler said. "But my
JDC presidency gave me so
much more. It was the high-
light of my life and has left an
incredible impact on my whole
family." The Eppler's three
children have been included in
many of their travels for the
On Tuesday, December 13,
over 300 people paid Eppler
tribute at a JDC dinner held in
his honor in New York City.
He was presented with the
"Joint's" highest honor, the
Ma'asim Tovim Award of the
"JDC Hall of Fame," for his
good deeds in the Jewish com-
munity. This award has been
given to less than twelve peo-
ple in the past ten years.
Despite his all-consuming
activities with the JDC, Eppler
has still remained active in the
local Jewish community. For
the past two years he has
chaired the Morse Geriatric
Center's Capital $18 million
Campaign, which is now near-
ing completion.
As immediate past Presi-
dent, Eppler, a former mem-
ber of the Board of Directors
of the Jewish Federation here,
will become Chairman of the
Board of the JDC and devote
his spare time to visiting his
children and grandchildren,
improving his golf game and
enjoying Palm Beach.
Extensive traveling, how-
ever, is not on their agenda for
the near future. When asked if
they would like to continue
traveling around the world,
the Eppler's both exclaimed,
"It would never be the same.
There's nothing in the world
like traveling with the JDC."
Conservatives Launch
AIDS Education
United Synagogue of America,
the congregational arm of
Conservative Judaism, is
launching a campaign to edu-
cate its members on the AIDS
The group has distributed to
all Conservative lay and rab-
binic leaders in the United
States and Canada a manual
titled "AIDS: A Jewish
Response for the Synagogue of
the Conservative Movement."
Presidents and rabbis of
Conservative congregations
across the country have been
urged to take immediate
action in educating their mem-
bers about the syndrome.
Franklin Kreutzer, interna-
tional president of the United
Synagogue, declaration: "The
best prevention against AIDS
is education and public discus-
sion of this.
"We cannot ignore the facts
and we must admit that the
AIDS crisis has a Jewish com-
ponent. The Jewish commun-
ity will suffer from AIDS just
as all other religious and social
The manual provides congre-
gations with education materi-
als on prevention, and religi-
ous concepts on offering com-
fort and solace to those who
have contracted the disease
and to their families and
According to Rabbi Jerome
Epstein, chief executive offi-
cer of the United Synagogue,
"The rabbinic community has
a religious obligation to insure
a proper religious response to
the AIDS crisis. The saving of
lives (pikuach nefesh) is a pri-
mary moral, ethical and legal
imperative of Judaism."
The United Synagogue of
America is the association of
850 conservative congrega-
tions in North America.
Its two million members
make it the largest branch of
organized Judaism in the
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MURIEL LEVITT On the other hand,
w would you like to Cousin Sydelle, from Washing-
lout some more mem- ton, D.C., was the jealous type
iy family? We were a who resented success that
yod with many cousins came to any cousin. When one
originally came from of us happened to make it
onx but eventually bigger or better, she became Se,ma a^eady!
in various vinkeles in critical and caustic. For
arts of the United instance, when Sydelle visited
the very first home my hus-
*.ners you might enjoy !)and an(j \ ever owned, she
my Cousin Sol. He l??Pectfd the Premises care-
. good looking lady- "ty- 5 was n?wly furnished
ho ended up in Chi- gj a ,feather our cap, but
don't believe that Sol e only thing she commented
on was that we had put the roll
of toilet paper on the holder
backwards. Talk about petty
. Sydelle wrote the book on
Cousin Selma got the vote
. to be an actor. That he for being our family trouble
talent or formal train- maker. Although she lived in
Massachusetts, she was the big
time traveler in our crowd.
Selma went from Mass. to
New York to Miami to Los
Angeles and back again. Selma
visited all of us, carrying tales
from one end of the country to
another. She gave out little
bulletins such as: "Shirley is a
rotten cook, Ethel is a spend-
thrift, Rose plays too much
mah jongg and canasta, while
Tessie's husband is always out
of work and she has to support
him." Enough of noodnick
Ihole day's work in his
Kfe and was commonly
fd to as "der laydi-
| (Our family was very
(licknames.) All through
formative years he
not dissuade Sol one
j truly believed that
flight a mighty Holly-
nogul would spot this
adonis at a party, on
J-eet, or in the shvitz.
le would be whisked
lo movieland. (Unani-
[, the meshpochech disa-
] and time proved us
larried at an early age
ickly sired six children,
more, he lived off the
of his wife, sons, and
ters .. but somehow,
|mily never seemed to
Sol was a luftmensch
lived in his own little
world and harmed no
risk Art
Go On
LGRADE, Yugoslavia,
) The Yugoslav capital
play host next month to
krgest exhibition of native
kh art, culture and history
I mounted in this country.
lied "Jews on the Terri-
|of Yugoslavia," it opens
Jan. 16 for a six-week
yill be in two sections,
ined Milica Mhailovic,
or of Belgrade's Jewish
um, because there is no
hall in the city big
h to contain all of it.
^e exhibit may eventually
1 to Tel Aviv, London and
York. It was seen last
through June in Zagreb,
pal of the Yugoslav prov-
)f Croatia, and during the
frier in Sarajevo, capital of
n have lived in the coun-
|hat is now Yugoslavia for
Iy 2,000 years. The land
I always a bridge between
>pe and the Middle East, a
of many cultures.
was home to more than
)0 Jews before World War
"he holocaust claimed the
of about 67,000 Yugos-
Today, the Jewish popu-
[n numbers roughly 6,000.
ie exhibit shows their rich
[tage. It brings together
|al artififacts and artistic
llocal and state museums in
pslavia. Among these are
Continued from Page 14
To compensate for my nega-
tive relatives, we had sweet,
sweet Cousin Frances. My sis-
ter and I agreed that she might
be the first Jewish lady ever to
achieve sainthood. Frances
never said anything bad about
anyone. Perish the thought
that a nasty word should ever
pass her lips! Darling Frances
could find redeeming features
in the worst of us. Indeed she
was too good to be true and I
never really trusted her
despite her charm and inno-
cent air. She was simply not
for real. She lives in Tempe,
Arizona and they can have her.
My Cousin Toots from Nut-
ley, New Jersey was our resi-
dent shopper. She devoured
and betraying confidences every newspaper ad looking
for bargains, sales, and store
bankruptcies. Her home was
full of chatchkes but nothing
matched. Toots was a bargain
hunter extraordinaire who
bought any item if the price
was right. She made her hus-
band crazy with her shopping
mania and a day in Klein's was
Toots' idea of instant heaven.
At first she was able to drag a
few of us around with her, but
it wasn't long before we wised
up and cooled it. Toots is no
longer with us but I hope she
has found and enjoyed that
great shopping mall in the sky.
There is no question in my
mind that every family has
counterparts to these charac-
ters. We all have good cousins,
gossipy cousins, envious cou-
sins and buddinsky cousins.
We love them all in spite of
their flaws. I have given this
matter a great deal of thought
and, in the final analysis, I
have come to the conclusion
that very few people are per-
fect, except you and I ... and
to tell the truth, the more I
think about it, I'm not so sure
about you!
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Apart from Skippy* peanut
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Miller's* cheeses, Hell-
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Hines* cake and muffin
mixes, this year's festival also
brings the Israeli public kosher
shrimp and Bacos.
The festival is repeat of one
that took place two years ago,
when the chain gave the Israeli
public two weeks of American
This year's festival will be
held in conjunction with Amer-
ican supermarket chain Shop-
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 16, 1988
Thanksgiving Pow Wow" jewish Unity
On Monday, Nov. 21, students of Temple Beth David's preschool,
presented a Thanksgiving play for their families at their annual
Thanksgiving Pow Wow. Festivities included a delicious "feast,"
which was baked and prepared by the children. A highlight of the
assembly was the presentation of canned goods, collected by the
children, to the food pantry of the Jewish Family and Children's
Service. The pantry, which provides food for families facing
financial crises, has assisted thirty families this year. Pictured
above are preschool students enjoying their "Thanksgiving
Jewish Art In Belgrade
Continued from Page 13
oil lamps and a menorah dat-
ing from the second century,
and illuminated Hebrew manu-
scripts, such as the famous
famous Sarajevo Hagadah.
There are photographs and
drawings of the architectural
variety and large number of
synagogues that once existed,
old Jewish neighborhoods,
Jewish school groups, clubs,
aid societies and summer
The accompanying catalogue
contains a five-page glossary
of Serbo-Croatian translations
of Hebrew terms. It also con-
tains a detailed chronology of
JCDS Inducts Honor Society Members
the Jewish presence in Yugos-
lavia. Archaeological finds
date back nearly 1,000 years.
Jewish life here in the Mid-
dle Ages is richly documented,
as is the 15th- and 16th-
century influx of Jews expelled
from Spain.
The years of Nazi occupation
after 1941 are treated in
detail. There are exhibits
showing the week-by-week,
sometimes day-by-day, escala-
tion of persecutions, deporta-
tions and killings, as well as
the Jewish participation in the
resistance movement.
Continued from Page 1
Knesset imparting to them the
great emotional distress that
this amendment is creating in
our Jewish communities
regardless of religious affilia-
tion. The vehemence of our
concern surprised most with
whom we met. They said that
they had no idea that this issue
which seemed to them a small
price to pay for the ability to
form a government in order to
address the many security,
economic and fiscal issues that
need immediate attention was
going to be a cause of such
significant Jewish disunity.
Our delegates, forcefully and
eloquently, drove home to
them the pain that so many
among our constituents would
feel were this amendment to
1 had the privilege to attend,
with ten other Federation
Presidents, a private meeting
with Prime Minister Shamir in
his Knesset office. This meet-
ing was indicative of the diffi-
culty involved in attempting to
remove the amendment from
the Knesset agenda and at the
same time form a government.
The Prime Minister was very
attentive to our group. He
gave us considerable time, but
started out by explaining to us
his perspective that the issue
would affect only a small num-
ber of individuals annually and
even these cases could be
resolved by the Chief Rabbin-
ate. However, he was deeply
moved by our determined pre-
sentation that the issue was
not the few directly affected,
but was an issue that went to
the very heart of Jewish Unity
between Israel and the Jewish
community outside Israel
where religious pluralism and
equal respect for all our religi-
ous institutions will be deeply
and severely affected by
Israel's symbolic rejection of
the various streams of
Judaism practiced in the Dias-
He responded to us with a
declaration that the unity of
the Jewish people everywhere
is of the highest order and he
would not damage this unity.
However, at this point, he was
unable to go further, while he
is in the process of negotiating
with potential coalition part-
ners, including the Aguda
By the time we left on Thurs-
day, we felt that our visit made
Continued on Page 15
Soviet Jews
Continued from Page 4
nians, Pentecostal Christians
and ethnic Germans.
1988 Quota Surpassed
By September, the number
of Soviet citizens seeking
refuge in the United States
had already surpassed 16,000.
The process of screening refu-
gee applications began that
month, according to Saperia of
The State Department also
announced, early last month,
that because the refugee budet
had been drained, the process-
ing of further Soviet Jewish
applications would have to
wait until the beginning of
While Jewish organizations
have welcomed the easing of
restrictions on Soviet Jewish
emigration, resettling refu-
gees represents a formidable
financial challenge.
Last year, Jewish communi-
ties around the country spent
an estimated $14 million on
resettling Soviet emigres. This
year, when Jews have been
leaving the Soviet Union at a
rate of 1,500 a month, they are
expected to spend $66 million.
Officials of HIAS, the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations, the
American Jewish Committee
and the National Conference
on Soviet Jewry are seeking a
meeting with Attorney Gen-
eral Richard Thornburgh to
discuss their concerns.
The organizations are also
hoping that Congress will rec-
ommend an increase in the
refugee quotas and request
additional funding for refugee
The greater challenge is the
When the State Department
increased the number of refu-
gee slots by 15,000 last year to
accommodate a surge in Arme-
nian emigration from the
Soviet Union, it did not
request additional funding. As
a result, the State Department
ran out of cash in July, and
hundreds of people, mostly
Armenians, were stranded at
the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
The crush was only allevi-
ated with a $20 million emer-
gency allocation, which came
out of the next fiscal year's
Illusion Of Liberalization
Soviet Jewry activists are
concerned that U.S. offi-
cials are beginning to rethink
American refugee policy in
The first induction ceremonies of the 1988/89 school year for the
National Junior Honor Society took place recently at the Jewish
Community Day School. Pictured (Lr) are 8th grader Rachel
Klein who was inducted last year, along with 7th grade inductees
Michelle Brooks, Cynthia Simon, Joseph Rosen, Abraham
Schwarzberg, Adam LeRoy, Nathan Burgess. Skip Paille, faculty
advisor to the NJHS and math and social studies teacher,
described the attributes that qualify a 7th or 8th grader to be
invited to join this prestigious group. Qualities of high academic
achievement, character, citizenship, service and leadership are
all necessary to make a "total person."
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light of Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev's policy of "glal
snost" (openness), they feaf
American officials are becoml
ing dubious that persecution of
Jews is still a problem in th|
But activists say recenj
Soviet promises to legalize th^
teaching of Hebrew and t<
establish a Jewish cultural cenl
ter in Moscow have createc
only the illusion of liberaliza|
"Despite palpable improvej
ments in immigration and the
ability to travel back and forth!
and some improvements thai
came with glasnost, the fundaj
mental basis of fear on th
part of Jews in the Sovieij
Union has not changed," saic
David Waksberg, executive
director of the Bay Area Counj
cil for Soviet Jews in Sai
A State Department source
said the department is taking i
number of actions to ease th<
caseload in Moscow and Rome]
including hiring more officials
at those embassies.
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Friday, December 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian, of Palm Beach County Page 15
Dec. 16 Hadassah Florida-Atlantic Region, Presi-
dents Council, 9:30 a.m. Temple Emanu-El, Friday
Forum Series, 8 p.m.
Dec. 17 Temple Israel 65th Anniversary Dinner/
Dance Federation, Leadership Development Program
8 p.m. Free Sons of Israel, Cruise Palm Beach Country
Club, Dinner/Dance
Dec. 18 Morse Geriatric Center, Fourth Annual Gala
Dinner/Dance at The Breakers, 7 p.m. Federation
Boynton Beach Breakfast At Congregation Beth
Kodesh, 10 a.m. Parents of North American Israelis 1
p.m. Temple Torah of West Boynton, board, 9:30 a.m'.
Congregation Aito Chaim, board, 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith
- Yachad, Dinner/Dance Jewish Community City,
Children's Performing Arts Series, 2 p.m. Jewish
Community Day School, Alumni Reunion Brunch, 10:30
Dec. 19 Federation, Executive Committee, 4 p.m.
Jewish Family and Children's Service, board, 7:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT Palm Beach, Book Review
Hadassah Henrietta Szold, board, 7:30 p.m. Women's
American ORT Palm Beach, Book Review Hadassah
Henrietta Szold, board, noon and regular meeting 1 p.m.
Federation, Women's Division Lion of Judah Worker
Training, 10 a.m. Jewish Community Center, Winter
Vacation Program through 1/3/89 Federation, Phon-A-
Thon, 6 p.m.
Dec. 20 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
- 12 noon National United Jewish Appeal, Women's
Division, Palm Beach Campaign Cabinet Meeting Hadas-
sah Mt. Scopus, board, 7:30 p.m. Federation, $5,000
Golden Jubilee Committee Reception at L'Hermitage, 5
p.m. Federation, Yonng Adult Division Campaign
Cabinet Meeting, 7 p.m.
Dec. 21 Na'amat USA Golda Meir, board, 12:30
p.m. B'nai B'rith No. 3106, 7:30 p.m. National Council
of Jewish Women Palm Beach, 9:30 a.m. Congregation
Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, board, 10 a.m. Hadassah
Henrietta Szold, cruise through 1/1/89 Hadassah
Shalom, 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Olam, board,
10 a.m. Jewish Community Center, Camp Reunion, 7
p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Masada, Theatre Federa-
tion, Jewish Education Task Force, 5:30-7 p.m.
Federation, Women's Division, noon-4 p.m.
Dec. 22 Congregation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, Lunch-
eon/Show, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El, Widows and
Widowers Support Group, 12:30 p.m. Women's American
ORT West Palm Beach, board, 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Masada, 1 p.m. Federation, Board of
Directors Meeting, 4:30 p.m.
For more information call the Jewish Federation
U.N. Must Repeal Racism
Decree To Mediate
the United Nations wants to
play a role in the Middle East,
then it must first repeal its
1975 resolution equating Zion-
ism with racism, two former
U.S. ambassadors to the
United Nations said.
Sen. Daniel Moynihan (D-
N.Y.)., who was the U.S. rep-
resentative to the United
Nations when the General
Assembly adopted the resolu-
tion, and Jeane Kirkpatrick
made this challenge on NBC-
TVs "Meet the Pres"s pro-
gram last year.
"Let the other side take the
first step," Moynihan said.
They have used the United
Nations as a place to delegiti-
mate the existence, the right
to existence of the State of
But he said if the resolution
>s repealed, "a lot of things are
Both Moynihan and Kirkpa-
trick indicated support of the
decision by Secretary of State
George Shultz to bar Yasir
Arafat, chairman of the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization,
from entering the United
States to address a General
Assembly debate on the Pales-
They particularly noted the
appearance at the recent
Palestine National Council
meeting in Algiers of
Mohammed (Abul) Abbas, a
close associate of Arafat who
masterminded the hijacking of
the Italian cruise liner Achille
Lauro. during that incident,
Leon Klinghoffer, a wheel-
chair-bound New York Jew,
was shot and thrown over-
Shultz's decision has been
condemned by all the members
of the United Nations except
for Israel and the United
States. The U.N. General
Assembly voted 154-2 on Fri-
day to move its debate to
Geneva, so that Arafat can
address it.
Jewish Unity Of Highest Order.
Continued from Page 14
a significant impact in raising
the awareness of the elected
members of the Knesset.
While the Labor party and
Foreign Minister Peres appear
solidly opposed to the amend-
ment, Likud who is attempting
to form a government was in
no position to make such a
sweeping commitment. How-
ever, our personal impression
is that the possibility for a
coalition government is again
increasing and if the issue is
brought to the floor, we may
well prevail, and the proposed
amendment may not be able to
get the required 61 votes.
These coalition negotiations
are in full swing and the result
of these discussions may well
determine the outcome of the
vote. Important too is how
many Likud party members
are willing to break party dis-
cipline and vote their consci-
ence against the proposed
In conclusion, I must say
that I was proud to be joined in
our delegation by Irving
Mazer, General Campaign
Chair, National UJA Vice
Chair Alan Shulman, and Fed-
eration Executive Director,
Jeffrey L. Klein.
MOSAIC Sunday, December 18, 11 a.m. WPTV
Channel 5, with host Barbara Gordon. Interview with
Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of Simon Wiesenthal Center
and Academy Award winner for his movie Genocide.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, December 18, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340 AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
18, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. WPBR 1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon
Fink. A Jewish talk show that features weekly guests and
call-in discussions.
TRADITION TIME Sunday, December 18, 11 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, December 19-21, WCVG 1080 AM
This two-hour Jewish entertainment show features
Jewish music, comedy, and news.
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Morse Men's Theatre
Masada Chapter will have
its regular meeting, latka
lunch and Chanukah presenta-
tion on Thursday, Dec. 22 at
noon, at Aitz Chaim.
The group meets on Friday,
Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Savings Bank, Okeechobee
entrance to Century Village.
Come at 12:30 for coffee and
cake. A one-day Viking Prin-
cess cruise special to Freeport
is planned for Dec. 21, $61.
Tickets for "Amadeus" and
"Irma La Douce" at the Cle-
matis St. Theater in April and
May at $12. per person are
available. A seven-day cruise
for early May is being
arranged at a discount price.
Aliya Lake Worth Chapter
will hold its next meeting on
Thursday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. at
Temple Beth Sholom, 315
North "A" Street, Lake
Worth. A book review "A
Mother's Secret" by Caroline
Hadded will be given by
Esther Samuels, a member of
the Speakers Bureau of the
United Jewish Appeal.
Chai of Lake Worth will
hold its general membership
meeting in the social hall of the
Challenger Country Club at 11
a.m., Thursday, Dec. 22.
Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin,
spiritual leader of Lake Worth
Jewish Center and Cantor
Abraham Mehler will be the
guest speakers.
Lee Vassil Chapter will
meet on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at
Temple Beth Sholom 315 "A"
"tTeet,Lake Worth, 12:30 p.m.
The program, will feature Lou
Delin, harmonica player and
pianist Fred Neu.
Refreshments will be served,
all are welcomed.
Henrietta Szold Chapter
meets Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1
p.m. at the Auditorium of
Lakeside Village in Palm
Springs. Dr. Robert Also-
from, psychologist will dis-
cuss his new book "If Your
Life Is On Hold, Hang Up."
Shalom W. Palm Beach will
hold an end-of-the-year
bazaar and flea market on
Sunday, Dec. 18, 9 a.m. to 2
p.m., at Century Corners
(Publix), Haverhill and
Okeechobee Blvd., W. Palm
Dec. 21, membership meet-
ing, 12 p.m., will take place
at Congregation Anshei Sho-
lom. Helen Nussbaum will
review "The Congregation,"
by Rabbi Morton Levine.
Refreshments will be served.
Tamar Chapter is planning
a New Year's Week-end Dec.
30-Jan. 1 at Holiday Inn,
Plant City. The price is $230
per person.
Tikva West Palm meeting
takes place Dec. 19 at Anshei
Sholom at 12:30 p.m. Coffee
and cake will be served at the
beginning of meeting. Bou-
tique at 12:30 p.m. There will
be a Chanukah Celebration.
The next meeting will be at
1 p.m. Sunday Dec. 18 at the
Royal Palm Club House at the
intersection of U.S. 1 and N.E.
22 Avenue, Boynton Beach.
Guest speaker will be Rabbi
Modechai Winyarz, who will
discuss: "Israel and
the P.L.O."
Bring a friend, refreshments
will be served.
On Monday, Dec. 19, the
Lake Worth West Chapter
will hold its meeting at 12:30
p.m. at the Country Squire Inn
on Lake Worth Road and the
Turnpike. Nettie Honig, Pro-
gram Chairperson from Palm
Beach County Region, will pre-
sent a skit, "Parent to
Another." All members are
urged to attend. Refreshments
will be served.
Support Schools Party Sells Out
*! 171__Ik. nnnnn/4 iroar the T>rpJ NEW YORK (JTA) Feder-
ations increasingly are provid-
ing financial support to con-
gregational elementary and
secondary schools, according
to a report recently published
by the Jewish Educational Ser-
vice of North America.
The report, entitled "Com-
munal Support for Congrega-
tional Schools: Current
Approaches," notes that vari-
ous funding approaches are
being studied, as issues arise
over how the money should be
"As important and intrigu-
ing as the idea of funding
congregational schools is, it
also involves a host of delicate,
perplexing, planning and pol-
icy issues,' said Dr. David
Resnick, who prepared the
"Devising a strategy which
meets federation's fiscal
responsibility without compro-
mising congregational auton-
omy requires careful attention
to it," Resnick said.
In the 1950s and '60s, many
congregations opposed federa-
tion aid for their educational
programs, fearing loss of
autonomy. But during the next
decade, declining enrollments
and soaring inflation aroused
congregational support.
Federations, in turn, regard
the strengthening of syna-
gogue programs as one of the
best strategies for a healthy
Jewish community.
"Congregational schools
remain die largest segment of
the Jewish education system,"
said Bennett Yanowitz, presi-
dent of JESNA, "and how we
help them reach their potential
is a challenge we can't afford
to ignore."
Some communities sug-
gested that the best way to
apply the money is to fund
basic educational costs, a form
of deficit financing, often used
in day school funding.
Others argued that support
should be channeled to
upgrade educational quality,
which would require grant-
writing and specific program
Resnick called the funding
issue a "prototype of the
dilemmas and challenges of
community improvement and
Hadassah Produces Guide On
Jewish Family Issues_______
NEW YORK The Jewish
family, besieged like all fami-
lies by the sweeping social
issues of the Eighties as well
as by problems uniquely its
own, is the focus of a new
study guide from Hadassah,
the Women's Zionist Organiza-
tion of America.
The guide, the second in the
"Bat Kol" series produced by
Hadassah's Jewish Education
Department, explores the
everyday realities of the
changing Jewish family and
the ways it has been perceived
in literature from the Bible to
Philip Roth's novel, "Port-
noy's Complaint."
As a companion volume to
"Bat Kol," Hadassah is also
issuing a special edition of
"Textures," the department's
quarterly publication, which
includes five lectures on Jew-
ish family dynamics as port-
rayed in traditional and con-
temporary texts.
The lectures were delivered
during the organization's Jew-
ish Education Summer Insti-
tute at Brandeis University
last June, and are supple-
mented by previously unpub-
lished material on the Biblical
book of Ruth.
Hadassah's new family-
centered educational materials
also include an anthology,
For the second year, the Dress Rehearsal Theater Party
sponsored by the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center's Men's
Associates was standing room only. The Nov. 30, event at the
remodeled Florida Repertory Theater drew over 300 people to
applaud an excellent presentation of "Man of LaMancha.'
"Jewish Marital Status," to be
fublished by Jason Aronson,
nc, in the Fall of 1989.
The guide's title, "Bat Kol"
is a Hebrew phrase literally,
"a daughter of a voice" but
figuratively, a prophetic voice
that recurs throughout the
Torah to convey the will or
judgment of God.
"Bat Kol" and "Textures"
are available from the Hadas-
sah Order Department, 50
West 58th Street, New York,
New York 10019. The cost of
"Bat Kol" is $3 per copy to
Hadassah members and $5 to
won-members. An annual sub-
!*cription to "Textures" is also
Among the Men's Associates' officers attending the Second
Annual Dress rehearsal Theater Party are, (l-r), Bernard
Plisskin, Immediate Past President, Honey Plisskin, Morrie
Rapoport, Program Vice President, Esther Rapoport, Sam
Meyers, Treasurer, Gladys Meyers, Pauline Roisman and Ben
Roisman, Presidents. Officers in attendance, but not pictured are
Vice President Lester Sodowick and Al Schnitt, and Secretary,
Sidney Berger.
Ben Roisman, President of the Men's Associates (third from left),
welcomes Morse residents to the performance of "Man of
LaMancha." (L-R) are Rose Nuger, Anita Anton, Roisman,
Frances Glucksman, Sam Goldie, Anne Schops and Sarah
Enjoying the theater party are, (Isr) Lois Gackenheimer, Drew
Gackenheimer, Executive Director of Morse Geriatric Center,
Jordan Tartakow, Ronnie Epstein, Assistant Executive Director
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Jay Epstein,
Director of Budget and Planning for the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and Lester Sodowick, Vice President of the
Men's Associates and Trustee of the Center.
Our Early Childhood Program is a unique blend of
Jewish & secular activities. We provide a stimu-
lating and safe environment to promote your
child's growth and development.
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Friday, December 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
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
Ue 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
onday through Friday at
15 The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach, 700
Spencer Drive; JCC in Boyn-
ton Beach, 501 N.E. 26th Ave-
nue; 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
equired 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.
Friday, Dec. 16 Rabbi
Morris Pickholz, Temple B'nai
Jacob Sabbath Services.
Monday. Dec. 19 Fred
Bauman Bingo.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 Sophie
Langbort, "Melodica Virtu-
Wednesday, Dec. 21 Mr.
Robert Neier "Home Health
Care Services"
Thursday, Dec. 22 Rose
Dunsky, "Yiddish Humor"
Friday, Dec. 23 Mr. Nat
Stein Sabbath Services
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 for
the homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
or West Palm Beach call Carol
at 689-7700. In Delray Beach,
call Nancy at 495-0806.
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter takes persons to Nursing
Homes and Hospitals on Mon-
eys and Fridays to visit loved
ones, to Day Care Centers and
w Jewish Community Center
Programs, whenever possible,
fee is $i each one way trip.
i 511 ,Libby between 9:30 to
J.JO for information and reser-
vations. Persons needing
medical transportation
should call Dial-a-Ride 689-
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. Fees are
required for these classes
along with registration. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for infor-
A variety of classes will be
offered in January at the Jew-
ish Community Center.
Palm Beach County Adult
Education, School Board
You Deserve to Love Your-
self! Getting to know the per-
son who lives inside of you, a
smorgasbord of information.
Discussions regarding needs
and desires. Registration is
limited. Call Louise 689-7700.
Instructor: Lois Link, Ph.D.
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 17,
24 and 31, at 10 a.m. at J.C.C.
Fee: $2 for the four sessions.
Palm Beach Community
College, Adnlt Eudcation -
Planning Strategy For Qual-
ity Health Care. Making
informed decisions for afforda-
ble, accessible, quality health
care. Instructor: Gert Fried-
man. Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 5,
12, 19 and 26 at 1:30 at the
J.C.C. Fee: $3. Call Louise at
689-7700 for reservations.
Fun With Yiddish Join
the many who enjoy a bit of
yiddishkait and humor every
Monday morning at 10 a.m. at
the JCC. Pauline Cohen is the
Group Coordinator. David
Sandier is the Session Leader
for Dec. 19th.
Timely Topics: Ongoing
Mondays, following lunch at
JCC. Time: Lunch at 1:15 -
Program at 2. A stimulating
group discussing an exciting
variety of topics including cur-
rent events. Those interested
in lunch, please call for reser-
vations at 689-7700. Ask for
Rita Senior Department.
Max Freedman is Moderator
for Dec. 19.
You Name It, You Play It!
An afternoon of cards and
fun. Canasta, bridge, scrabble,
kaluki, man 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: 2nd and 4thi Wed-
nesdays at 1:30 p.m. RSVP
Sophie at 689-4806 or Sabina
at 683-0852. Next card game is
scheduled for Dec. 28.
Intermediate Bridge with
Al Parsont Basic bidding
and play on Wednesdays, at
1:30 p.m. at the JCC. Fee: JCC
member $2.50 per session,
non-Member $3 per session.
Call Louise at 689-7700.
Beginners Ulpan Learn
to converse in Hebrew with
Gertrude V. Freedman and
Tillie Mutterperl at the JCC on
Wednesdays at 2 p.m. (class
already in session). Fee: 4 les-
sons for $5. Call Louise at
689-7700 for information.
Speakers Club Ongoing
Thursdays at 10 a.m. at JCC.
For persons who wish to prac-
tice the art of public speaking
a great group.
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 from 10 to 12. No
fee, contributions requested.
Prime Time Singles Thea-
tre Party "The Jazz Sing-
ers," a Yiddish-English musi-
cal. Date: Wednesday, Jan. 4,
2 p.m. matinee. Place: Watson
Duncan Theatre at PBCC.
Transportation available. Call
Evelyn 686-6724 or Sally 478-
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-
"Hi-Neighbor" The very
special JCC Mitzvah Corps is a
group of persons reaching out
keeping in touch with our
homebound and others in
need. Join this dedicated
group of persons who enjoy
doing Mitzvahs. Call Ellie
Newcorn at 689-7700.
Volunteers Needed: Tele-
phone receptionists. Grand-
mas and Grandpas wanted
pre-school classroom aides for
2 to 4 years olds. Creativity
Crafts assistant for pre-school.
Yiddish instructor. Call Frieda
at 689-7700.
The JCC will be providing a
variety of classes and pro-
grams at Congregation Beth
Kodesh along with the daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
"Fun With Yiddish" takes
place the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of the month at 10 a.m. Ses-
sion Leader talented Rose
Dunsky. "Fun with Yiddish"
has been an ongoing activity at
the JCC in West Palm Beach
for several years. Enjoy a
morning of fun, laughter and
great Jewish humor, and then
join us for a hot Kosher lunch.
Everyone welcome. Reserva-
tions must be made for lunch.
Call Julia at 582-7360.
Helping Neighbor
A consortium program
with Jewish Family and
Children's Service. Per-
sons interested in being
trained to work in a new
Alzheimer's program a
few hours a week at $4 per
hour, call Barbara at JFCS
Saturday, Dec. 17, 9 p.m. Get together at Karen's home
for a Wine Taster's Holiday Party. Cheese and crackers
provided just bring your favorite bottle of wine. Cost: $2.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. Get together for a Dutch Treat
Brunch on the intracoastal at Tropics On The Water
(formerly Shooters), 2280 No. Federal Hwy., Boynton
Beach. Bring your appetite and, if you wish, a swimsuit for
a dip in the pool.
Monday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. Meet at Denny's Restaurant
(Corner of Okeechobee & Spencer Dr.) to plan new and
exciting events for 1989. Your input is important and your
company is desired so join us.
Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Get together to meet "The
Rambo '88" of Kings Point, Murray Sherwood, who will
share his experiences with us. Join us at Carol's home.
Refreshments will be served. Cost: JCC members $2;
non-members $3. Reservations are a must.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 3 p.m. Get together at the new Don
Carter's Bowling Lanes (Military Trail, no. of Hypoluxo,
between Lantana & Hypoluxo) to strike, spare and gutter
away the afternoon. We'll round out this fun filled Sunday
by going to dinner together.
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m. Meet at the Crazy Horse Tavern,
North (421 Northlake Blvd., No. Palm Beach) to enjoy the
Happy Hour and buffet until 6 p.m. Afterwards, we'll
adjourn to a private meeting room to elect interim officers
and plan events for future months. Cost: $1 for tip plus
your own fare.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m., Single Parents and their
children are invited to enjoy Brunch at Bageland (911
Village Blvd., in the Village Commons Shopping Plaza,
West Palm Beach). Afterwards, depending on the weather,
we can go to a movie or to Gooney Golf.
Saturday Dec. 24, 8 p.m. Michael and Sandy Lifshitz
invite the community to the JCC's annual "Winter Warm
Up" to be held at the Airport Hilton, 150 Australian Ave.,
WPB. There will be music, dancing, drinks, hors d'oeuvres,
D.J., and special guest entertainment. JCC Members $18
per person; Non Members $22 per person (includes 2
Dr. Paul Klein, Chairman of the Camp Committee of the
JCC has announced the JCC Annual Camp Reunion for
participants of Camp Shalom's summer camp program.
The event will take place at Camp Shalom on Wednesday,
Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Come join friends
and counselors for an afternoon of fun and festivities.
There will be games, slide show, marionette show, hot
lunch and drinks. RSVP by Dec. 19.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m., at Congregation Aitz Chaim,
2518 North Haverhill Road, WPB, the Fort Lauderdale's
Children Theatre will present its production of "Fool of the
World." The show is the second of five shows in the
"Sunday At 2" series produced for young children by the
JCC. JCC Members: children $4, adults $7. Non-members:
children $5, adults $8.
For information, please contact the Jewish Community Center at
Daimler-Benz Makes Reparations
Organizations providing shel-
ter or home care to Jewish
victims of Nazi persecution are
invited to apply for grants
from a fund set up by the
Daimler-Benz Company of
West Germany, the Confer-
ence on Jewish Material
Claims Against Germany has
Daimler-Benz, which manu-
facturers the Mercedes car,
recentlty established a $5.76
million fund.
Its purpose is to make repar-
ations to those concentration
camp or ghetto survivors who
were compelled to do forced
labor for the auto company or
other German firms.
In prinicpal, the Claim Con-
ference will only consider
applications from organiza-
tions that have been estab-
lished for the purpose of pro-
viding shelter or home care to
Jewish victims of Nazi perse-
cution, or from such organiza-
tions where substantial num-
bers of their residents or
clients are Nazi victims.
Organizations have until
Jan. 31 to file applications with
the Claims Conference. They
should be addressed, in five
copies, to Conference on Jew-
ish Material Claims Against
Germany, 15 E. 26th St.,
Room 1335, New York, N.Y.

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Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Joel Chazin. Cantor Abraham Roster. Daily, 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 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. and 5:15 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. Services: Second Wednesday of every
month, 7:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach,
FL 38411. 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 .53406. 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. Rabbi Leonid Feldman. 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.
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 ChUlingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
PL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
Friday, December 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Rabbi Eisenberg "j~^^^^^ SL
Celebrates ll=====
25 Years Synagogue News
Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg
Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg,
Spiritual Leader of Temple
Beth Shalom in Lake Worth,
will be honored Jan. 24, by the
Board of Directors to celebrate
his 25th year of service to the
congregation and community.
He began his full-time
teaching profession as a
Hebrew teacher, Sunday
school teacher and Bar/Bat
Mitzvah Instructor over 20
years ago.
In 1964, Rabbi Eisenberg
arrived in Palm Beach County
and began his work as Spiri-
tual Leader of the Temple. At
that time, the congregation
had barely 100 members. As a
result, Rabbi Eisenberg served
not only as Spiritual Leader,
but as Cantor, teacher and
Baal Koreh, as well. Ten years
later, the Temple's congrega-
tion had increased so much
that a Cantor was hired to
assist the rabbi.
Today, the Temple serves
over 1,100 people and Rabbi
Eisenberg continues to guide,
teach and counsel the mem-
bers of his congregation. He
considers the Temple his home
as well as his place of worship.
Sydelle Goldenberg, immedi-
ate past-president of Temple
Beth Shalom, explained,
"Rabbi Eisenberg has built
this Temple from its infancy.
He did most of the fund raising
and has been involved in
almost every other aspect of
'its development."
Rabbi Eisenberg is actively
involved in a variety of other
Jewish concerns throughout
the community. He is cur-
rently a member of the Board
of the Jewish Federation, the
Palm Beach Board of Rabbis,
the Greater Miami Rabbinical
Association, and the South
County Rabbinical Associa-
tion. He is also an honorary
Board Member of the Jewish
Community Day School and a
member of B'nai B'rith Tel
Aviv Lodge.
BLIWISE. Mollie, 74, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
CAPLAN, Max, 77, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
ELIN, Howard F., 75, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
FISHER, Jean, of West Palm Beach.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
GOLDSTEIN, Carl, 86, of 3605 S.
Ocean Blvd., South Palm Beach.
Riverside Memorial Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
MARCUS, Anna, 81, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach. Funeral in Farming-
dale, N.Y.
The adult education commit-
tee has scheduled conversa-
tional Hebrew classes, Wed-
nesday evenings at 7 p.m. at
the temple. For further infor-
mation, or to register, call the
Temple office.
Rabbi Marvin Hier will
speak during the Friday
Forum Portion of Temple Ser-
vice on Dec. 16, at 8 p.m.
Rabbi's subject, "Keeping
Alive the Memory of the Holo-
caust: Combatting Contempor-
ary Anti-Semitism" is an area
the Rabbi knows well.
Rabbi Hier is presently Dean
of the Simon Wiesenthal Cen-
ter and the Yeshiva University
of L.A. He is perhaps better
known as a co-author and co-
producer of "Genocide," a doc-
umentary on the Holocuast
which won the Academy
Award for the best feature
film documentary in 1979 and
won for him the distinction of
becoming the first Rabbi to
win an Oscar.
Friday, Dec. 16, is the 65th
anniversary service in which
members of the congregation
will join Rabbi Howard Shap-
iro and Cantor Stuart Pittle to
celebrate the 65th anniversary
of Temple Israel.
The past presidents of the
congregation who will be rec-
ognized, are Barbara Acker-
man, Joseph R. Cohen, Daniel
Forstein, Morton W. Gilbert,
Dr. Samuel A. Manalan, Dr.
Richard G. Shugarman,
Michael Small, CeceUTishman
and Richard L. Yosinoff.
Rabbi Joel Levine will con-
duct a Current Events Forum
on Friday evening, Dec. 16 at 8
p.m. at the Temple. The topic
will be "Israel at the Cross-
roads" with reference to the
recent Israeli election, Who is
a Jew, and the anniversary of
the uprisings on the West
Bank and Gaza. Following
Rabbi Levine's presentation,
there will be a question period.
Rabbi Joel Levine and Bar-
bara Bailey will conduct a Tot
Shabbat on Saturday, Dec. 17
at 9:30 a.m. for pre-school
through kindergarten age chil-
dren. This special program and
service includes stories, crafts,
prayer, and spiritual magic.
Non-members are invited. Tot
Shabbat is part of Temple
Judea's program for young
families which include Mommy
and Me for children from one
year to four years old and
Holiday Caravan for pre-
school age children. For more
information, call the Temple
Synopsis Of
The Weekly Torah Portion
... "And they took their cattle, and their goods,
which they had gotten in-the land of Canaan, and
came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him"
(Gen. l>6.6).
VAYIGASH Judah approached Joseph and
offered himself as a servant in Benjamin's stead,
as he was responsible for the youngest son to their
father. Unable to contain himself any longer,
Joseph revealed himself to his dumb-struck
brothers. He bade them return to Canaan, gather together their
families and possessions, and return to Egypt for the duration of
the famine. At Beeraheba God removed Jacob's doubts as to the
wisdom of this course of action; He appeared to Jacob with the
words: "Fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of
thee a great nation" (Genesis 46.3).
Jacob came to Egypt "with seventy souls." Joseph gave them
the land of Goshen to settle in. There they flourished and
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman-Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 75 Maiden Lane, New York, N.Y. 10038.)
Former Ranking Chaplain Dies
services were held Tuesday for
Rabbi Edward Ellenbogen,
formerly the ranking Jewish
chaplain in the U.S. armed
forces, who died here early
Sunday morning after a long
illness. He was 76.
Ellenbogen, who retired as a
colonel in the U.S. Air Force in
1965, had been a part-time
rabbi at Seattle area temples
over the past several years.
He had served as deputy
command chaplain of the Stra-
tegic Air Command in Omaha
from 1961 to 1964, and as a
base chaplain at McChord Air
Force Base in Tacoma, Wash.
Ellenbogen was born Jan 13,
1912, in Chicago, and was gra-
duated from the University of
Chicago and from Hebrew
Union College in Cincinnati.
Candle lighting Time
Dec. 16 5:14 p.m.
Dec. 23 5:17 p.m.

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There's a new thrift shop in town calling
itself "The Jewish Thrift," but it's not an
agency of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. And it's definitely not the
thrift shop which, traditionally, has been
recognized in North Palm Beach County
as the "Jewish Thrift." That distinction
belongs to the Jewish Community Center
Thrift Shop, and to it, alone. The new-
comer has been trying aggressively to
make you aware of its existence through
newspaper and direct mail advertising.
Obviously, it has a lot of money behind
it: far more than does the JCC Thrift
Shop. And just as obviously, its efforts
are being rewarded, for donations to the
JCC Thrift have all but stopped.
Gifts, which have been donated in good
faith to a community agency, have been
accepted by a company headquartered
elsewhere. Money, which should have
...because vital Jewish
institutions build strong
Jewish communities.
been spent in the county, is leaving for
parts unknown. And community pro-
grams, which have been made possible
by JCC Thrift Shop income are now
endangered for lack of funds.
First: tell all your friends, relatives and
neighbors that the JCC Thrift Shop is the
one and only Jewish Community Center
thrift shop. Second: tell them all to
spread the word that the JCC Thrift Shop
needs all the donations of furniture,
bric-a-brac, and automobiles that it can
get, and it needs them now. Third: tell
them that the JCC Thrift Shop is under-
staffed and desperately needs volunteers
to work the shop.
Make your calls today, please don't wait
for tomorrow. The need is urgent. If
you'd like more Information, call Ruth
Goldman, 471-1077, or Steve Kaplansky
at 689-7700.
A function of the
Jewish Community Center
of the Palm Beaches
Your Thrift Shop"

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