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Labor Party and the Likud
reached agreement to form
another unity coalition govern-
ment, in which both parties
will have equal representation.
The decision, coming seven
weeks after indecisive Knesset
elections produced a political
stalemate, drew expressions of
anger and disappointment
from Labor's left wing and
from Likud's die-hard right.
One key element of the
agreement is that if either
party decides to quit, the only
alternative will be a new round
of elections, not a narrow coal-
ition with other parties.
Another provision gives each
of the two partners veto power
over admitting a third party to
their government.
The agreement is subject to
approval by each party's Cen-
tral Committee. While it was
expected to carry in both,
political observers are not rul-
ing out last-minute "sur-
The ultra-Orthodox parties
and most of those on the far
right of the political spectrum
are furious. Politicians from
the religious bloc realize that
the elaborate promises made
them by Likud negotiators in
recent weeks have been
largely nullified by the agree-
ment with Labor. They
accused Likud of "betrayal."
Labor and Likud have been
dickering for more than a
week over a broad coalition.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir was reported earlier to be
"fed up" and ready to go with
the extremist parties.
The breakthrough report-
edly came when Likud acqui-
esced to a Labor demand that
Finance Committee.
Shimon Peres, the Labor
Party leader, already had
agreed to relinquish the office
of foreign minister, which he
has held for the past two
years. He will become finance
minister in the new govern-
Each party will have 10 min-
Continued on Page 5
Israel Seats Empty The seats of the Israeli delegation remain empty during the speech of
Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, at the United Nations General Assembly in Geneva.
(AP Wide World Photo).
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1nnupeent!iroKndecshsaeirt Dreamgirls Highlight Of YAD Campaign Event
The Broadway musical sen-
sation, Dreamgirls, will be the
highlight of a Young Adult
Division Campaign Event on
behalf of the 1989 Jewish Fed-
eration of Palm Beach
County/UJA Campaign.
This inspirational show
describes the lives of three
young women from Chicago
who become backup singers
for a Rhythm and Blues star.
They are guided and manipu-
lated into pop music stardom
by their manager who becomes
increasingly ambitious and
unscrupulous. He ultimately
wends his way into success
with determined charm and
willful conceit.
Dreamgirls deals with the
struggle of blacks to break into
the musical pop charts and out
of the commercially limiting R
Continued on Page 7
Nickman, Mason & Adler To
Co-Chair Lion Of Judah

In keeping with the excite-
ment that has been generated
during the 1989 Women's Divi-
PBCounty rallies for
Soviet Jews..........Page 2
Is there optimism for
Soviet Jews Jewish
Agency chair
comments.............Page 4
Eastpointe Village
Royale luncheon
A second chance for
Israeli youth through
Youth Aliyah in
Another Kind
Of War...................PageS
sion campaign and the original
themes that have highlighted
their events, the Lion of Judah
Co-Chairs are planning a spec-
tacular reception to honor
those women who have made a
commitment to the Jewish
people and have embraced the
lives of our fellow Jews here
and around the world.
Zelda Mason, Co-Chair of
the Lion of Judah Category
stated, "We are thrilled that
Shirley Fiterman has opened
her magnificent home to host
our Lion of Judah event this
Eileen Nickman
Zel*a Mason
year. Her generous hospitality
will help to provide a warm
and inviting setting for one of
the highlights of our social
season." Mrs. Fiterman is a
past President of the Norton
Dorothy Adler
Art Gallery.
Sheila Engelstein Campaign
Chair of the Women's Division
has announced the appoint-
ment of Zelda Mason and Dor-
othy Adler as Co-Chairs of the
Lion of Judah Category. In
addition, Eileen Nickman has
been named as Chair of the
Continued on Page 7

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 23, 1988
Temple Beth El Fills Sanctuary
For Soviet Jewry Rally
On the fifth day of Hanukah,
a holiday of religious freedom
and miracles, over 800 people
gathered at Temple Beth El to
rally for the freedom of Soviet
Jewry and help one nine-year
refusenik celebrate his first
Hanukah in freedom.
With wife Yadviga, 52, for-
mer refusenik Ben Chamy, 51,
arrived in the United States
almost six months ago to seek
medical attention for both
heart problems and cancer.
Through his brother Leon,
who lives in Boston, treatment
was arranged at the New Eng-
land Medical Center. Charny is
now recovering successfully.
He was in West Palm Beach to
attend the rally.
"I chose to come to the U.S.
because my brother is here,"
Charny said before the rally.
"Originally I wanted to go
to Israel. But now there is
no question that this is my
"For me, I have every-
thing," he continued. "Free-
dom, health and family."
Charny thanked the audience
for their efforts on his behalf,
especially letters that children
had written to the Soviet
authorities. These, he
explained, really give refuse-
niks moral support. Charny
also relayed stories of his fel-
low refuseniks and beckoned
the community to continue
their work on behlaf of those
Jews still being denied emigra-
During the rally, songs of
Hanukah, freedom and hope,
sung by Washington, D.C.
attorney and guitarist Doug
Mishkin, were interspersed
with stories and addresses to
the audience by Rabbi Alan
Cohen, Chair of the Commun-
ity Rally, Sandra Goldberg,
Chair, Soviet Jewry Task
Force, Rabbi Joel Levine,
Chair ol I e Community Rela-
tions Council and Rabbi Alan
Sherman, Director of the Com-
munity Relations Council.
The rally began with a
"Light of Freedom" ceremony
led by the student body of
Midrasha Judaica High School,
after which they lit the Hanu-
kah menorah.
Rabbi Joel Levine also pre-
sented a special award of rec-
ognition to Edward Sears,
Palm Beach Post Editor, and
Beth McLeod, Reporter, for
their outstanding coverage of
Rabbi Levine's recent trip to
the Soviet Union. Ms. McLeod
accompanied Rabbi Levine on
his tour through the Soviet
Continued on Page 7
Doug Mishkin, Washington,
D.C. (Utvnieyandsongleader.'
On stage at the Soviet Jewry Rally, Temple Beth El, Dec. 7, Rabbi Alan Cohen, Rabbi Alan
Sherman, Sandra Goldberg, Ben Charny, Edward Sears, Rabbi Joel Levine, Beth McLeod.
Yadviga Charny listens from
the audience.
YAD Names Refusenik To Board
Twenty-three year old Ser-
gei Reznikov has been a re-
fusenik since the age of 14,
when his family first tried to
leave the Soviet Union. Now a
grown man, he, like so many
others, submitted his own visa
application in April 1988 and
was refused once again on the
grounds of secrecy.
Sergei is a second genera-
tion refusenik.
He is also the same age
group as most of the board
members of the Young Adult
Division of the Jewish Federa-
tion, which he could belong to
if he lived in the United States.
In a symbolic gesture to help
release Sergei from denial and
persecution in the Soviet
Union, the Young Adult Divi-
sion has appointed him a seat
on its Board of Directors. In an
effort to show their support
for the plight of Soviet Jewry
and to educate young Ameri-
can Jews on the issues refuse-
niks face, the YAD Board of
Directors enacted this sym-
bolic measure.
Sergei Reznikov is a recent
graduate in applied mathemat-
ics from the Institute of Oil
and Gas "Gudkin." He cur-
rently works as a computer
programmer and is adamant
that he has had no access to
classified information. In fact,
several of his fellow students
were given permission to emi-
grate to Israel.
Sergei has now become
active with other Soviet Jews
who have grown from children
into adults suffering from the
constant tension of life as a
refusenik. Prior to the Moscow
Summit in June 1988, he
helped write the following
group statement:
"We are second generation
refuseniks, the grown up child-
ren of those who for years
have been refused permission
to emigrate to Israel on
grounds of secrecy. As we get
older (some of us with children
of our own) we must take
charge of our fate indepen-
dently without waiting for our
parents to get permission; we
have applied for exit visas sep-
"It is a sad fact that, while
definite democratic changes
take place within Soviet
society, the problem of long-
term Jewish refuseniks
remains. Furthermore, legisla-
tion concerning emigration is
completely lacking. The prob-
lem of emigration remains
within the despotic realm of
arbitrary bureaucratic power
close to Glasnot.
"The past shows that a solu-
tion to our problem depends to
a large extent on the state of
Soviet/Western relations.
Therefore, we place great
hopes on the present summit.
"Several months have now
passed since the historic meet-
ing in Moscow of President
Reagan and Prime Minister
Gorbachev. Unfortunately, the
hope of so many refuseniks
including Sergei Reznikov
that this summit might bring
them freedom, has not been
If you would like to contact
YAD's special board member,
write him: Sergei Reznikov,
Butlerova 10, Apt. 258,
Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.
Linda and Ben Frankel
Cordially Invite You
to be their guest
for dinner and dancing,
Thursday, January 26,1989
at Hunters Run Clubhouse
Cocktails 6:30'p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m.
Minimum Commitment to 1989
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
United Jewish Appeal
Nineteen Hundred and Fifty Dollars.
by January 15
Residents of RoyalJZalm Beach Village
Hold The Date
for a
on behalf of the
1989 UJA/Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County Campaign
Tuesday. January 24 1989
4:00 p.m. ^
Indian Trail Country Club
Guest Speaker
Dora Roth

Golf Tournament and Luncheon
at the ]p Fountains of Palm Beach
In support of the 1989 Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County/United Jewish Appeal
Regular Tournament 18 notes $250 per person
New Special 9 Hote Event -$150 per person
Louis Zuckerman Fountains Campaign Chairman
^^^Sct^m-Got Tournament Qmman
Jerry Lortxx Honorary Chairman

Friday, December 23, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Siskin HRD Chair For Third Year
Alec Engelstein, President
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County has
announced that Leah Siskin
will serve as Human Resource
Development Chairman for
the third consecutive year.
Mrs. Siskin has played a vital
role in the growth of Human
Resource Development (HRD),
since its initial stages several
years ago. At that time, the
Council of Jewish Federations
began promoting Human Re-
source departments in larger
metroplitan cities. Realizing
the enormous need for this
type of expertise in this rap-
idly growing community, an
HRD Committee was created.
It has since grown into a full-
scale department of the Jewish
The numerous goals of HRD
are multi-faceted and far-
reaching. "The main objective
is to expand the base of leader-
ship within our community by
providing a variety of pro-
grams that will help cultivate,
educate, place and retain
knowledgeable individuals for
leadership positions,"
explained Mrs. Siskin.
"Through this department we
are building a base from which
we can grow and keep up with
our constantly changing com-
munity." HRD programs will
be implemented through the
following four sub-committees:
Volunteer Placement, Track-
ing and Retention, Board
Development, Programs and
Leah Siskin
Meyer B. Siskin
The Meyer B. Siskin Memorial Fond was established in
1987 to fund human resource development programs for
community leadership. These programs have been pro-
vided through the National Jewish Center for Learning
and Leadership (CLAL). Contributions to the Fund can
be made through the Endowment Program of the Jewish
Federation of Palm beach County. For further informa-
tion, contact Edward Baker, Endowment Director, the
Jewish Federation, 832-2120.
Hold The Date
For "An Evening of Communication And More"
With The Women's Division
Business & Professional Group Networking Forum
Wednesday, January 18,1988
7 p.m.
Israel Study/Tours For Teenagers
This is continued from an article that appeared in last week 's paper. More
program will be highlighted in coming weeks.
3. SEFTY Israel Safari (Reform)
Eligibility: 15-18 years old.
Duration: 40 days, departures late June through
mid-July, 1989.
Cost: $3,450.
Description: 26 days of touring and 14 days of visits
to 2 of Israel's nature centers; discover
places where few tourists have gone
4. National Conference of Synagogue Youth
Israel Summer Session
Eligibility: Student ages 15-18
Duration: 5 weeks.
Dates: July 11-Aug. 16, 1989
Cost: $2,650.00 ($150 rebate before Dec.
30th), ($100 rebate before March).
Description: Touring and study program; combining
Torah Services with current events and
history. Special Shabbat programs.
There are other programs in Israel sponsored by ideologi-
cal groups that are described in brochures available in the
education office.
Leah Siskin, an active com-
munity leader, is currently a
member of the Executive
Committee of the Jewish Fed-
eration. Having worked exten-
sively in the Women's Divi-
sion, she sits on its Board and
is on the Steering Committee
of the Business and Pro-
fessional Women's Group. She
is also a national board mem-
ber of the UJA Women's Busi-
ness and Professional Group
and the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency. Previously, she
served for several years as
Chair of the Public Relations
Committee and on the Budget
and Allocations Committee.
She also worked as Co-Chair of
the Community Dinner and the
Wellington Campaign.
Since 1980, she has traveled
to Israel ten times. Mrs. Siskin
and her husband, Phil, have
also attended the annual Jew-
ish Agency meeting in Jeru-
salem a total of seven times.
For more information, con-
tact Ronni Epstein, Assistant
Executive Director, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
The memory of Raoul Wallen-
berg, the Swede who saved
over 90,000 Hungarian Jews
from almost certain death, was
honored with an 18-foot bronze
statue in Los Angeles on Dec.
4, the first day of Chanukah.
The statue was unveiled at
Raoul Wallenberg Square, in
the Fairfax district of Los
Angeles, by the Raoul Wallen-
berg Fund of the Jewish Com-
munity Foundation.
The Raoul Wallenberg Com-
mittee of the United States
believes Wallenberg to be
alive, despite the Soviets'
claim that ne died of a heart
attack in 1947.
In last week's issue of the
Jewish Floridian, in the arti-
cle entitled: Study in Israel;
Increased Teen Outreach
Approved by Board, (page 2) it
was mistakenly quoted that a
26 percent budget increase
over previous years had been
approved to increase teen out-
reach programs. The correct
percentage increase was 260
Lands Of The President
Worker Training
Many new faces were seen at a Worker Training Session for
women at the Lands of the President, Wednesday, Dec. U, 10
a.m. Standing (l-r), Dora Roth, Guest Speaker, Sheila Englestein,
WD Campaign Chairman, Eileen Talkov and Rhoda Weinstein,
(L-r), Lillian Schwartz, Bobette Newman, Ruth Bernstein,
Rosalie Shapero, Natalie Woolf
Standing, (l-r),: Ann Isroff, Sunny Kay, Vera Rosen, Evelyn
Levy, Ann Karlin
The Business and Professional Men's Division
of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
cordially invites you
to join
Business and Professional Leaders
for breakfast with
Zelig Chinitz
Executive Vice Chairman
of the
World Zionist Organization
in the United States
Tuesday, January 10,1969
Breakfast 7:45 A.M.
Program 8:00 A.M.
Palm Hotel
630 Clearwater Park
West Palm Beach
Please return the enclosed card
with your check by Tuesday, January 3rd.
$5 per person
(no solicitation)
Sunday, January 29, 1989
in celebration of UJA's Fiftieth Anniversary
in support of the
1989 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
United Jewish Appeal Campaign

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 23, 1988
Holiday Conflict
During the hectic holiday period, even well-
intentioned secular celebrations can edge to-
ward the line that separates winter festivities
from religious observances.
The recent court rulings which muddied the
distinctions of religious symbolism have not
helped a whit in keeping public tributes neu-
tral as regards either Chanukah or Christmas.
It is therefore more important than ever to
be informed and alert to what is constitution-
ally permissable vis-a-vis religious practices in
the public square.
The First Amendment dictates guarantees
that there be no official sanction of things
sacred. In our public schools, there should be
no religious practice, although there may be
educational overview. The focus needs to be
In South Florida, the normal sensitivity to
the divergent ethnic and cultural mix is
occasionally disregarded. In order to protect
the Jeffersonian ideal of the "wall of separa-
tion between church and state" which, in turn,
protects us, we must be vigilant in our practice
and wary of the temptation to take another's
religious custom and make it our own.
Winning Mideast
There is a quality of Greek
tragedy in the latest develop-
ments in the Middle East.
Most American Jews have
been deeply disturbed by polit-
ical efforts of the ultra-
Orthodox religious parties in
Israel to delegitimize their
status as Jews.
A great deal of time and
energy is being spent by Jew-
ish leaders in persuading
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir not to capitulate to ultra-
Orthodox ultimatums.
Meanwhile in Algiers, the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion proclaims a Palestine
state, and presents Yasir
Arafat as a born-again peace-
While American Jews are
busy trying to preserve their
legitimacy as Jews, Arafat is
busy working to win diploma-
tic recognition from Commun-
ist and Arab governments for
his state without borders.
The irony is that he is mak-
ing a media impression as a
moderate and a lover of peace.
But if you read carefully the
full text of the Algiers declara-
tion, you will see that it is
more deceptive rhetoric than
By saying that he accepts
not only U.S. Resolutions 242
and 338, but the 1947 partition
plan, the PLO will now claim
not only the West Bank and
Gaza, but also Western Gali-
lee, Beersheba, and Israel's
Israeli and American Jews
must deal with their religious
problem, but they cannot
afford to be diverted from
responding to Arafat's latest
bag of tricks.
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Friday, December 23,1988 15 TEVET 5749
Volume 14 Number 42
Facts are msde\
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Behind The Headlines:
Jewish Agency Chair Optimistic
On Soviet Jews Plight
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The mysterious diversion of
a Soviet airliner to Israel
on Dec. 2 may have marked
the first time an Aeroflot plane
touched down at Ben-Gurion
But what is not well known
is that an Israeli aircraft had
made an unprecedented land-
ing at Moscow's international
airport just one month before.
The plane left Israel on Nov.
1 for the first direct flight to
the Soviet capital. Aboard
were top officials of the World
Jewish Congress and the Jew-
ish Agency for Israel, who
were on their way to the
Kremlin for meetings with the
top Soviet officials.
As Mendel Kaplan describes
it, the direct flight was not the
only unique aspect of the trip.
The Jewish leaders appar-
ently received unprecedented
assurances from Soviet lead-
ers that meaningful changes in
the quality of life for Jews
remaining in the Soviet Union
would be instituted in the near
Kaplan, who is chairman of
the Jewish Agency Board of
Governors, discussed those
promises in a wide-ranging
interview here last month dur-
ing the 57th General Assembly
of the Council of Jewish Feder-
One promise the Jewish
delegation signed was an
agreement with Soviet offi-
cials permitting Soviet Jews to
set up a body that would repre-
sent their interests and have
contact with other organized
bodies of world Jewry.
The Soviets also promised to
establish a Jewish cultural cen-
ter in Moscow and to allow
Jewish journals and a Jewish
lecture bureau.
Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze personally
informed the Jewish delega-
tion that the teaching of
Hebrew would be decriminal-
Amending The Constitution
Furthermore, Religious
Affairs Minister Konstantin
Kharchev said the Soviet Con-
stitution would be amended
this spring to allow the teach-
ing of Jewish heritage.
There will be no restrictions
on teaching Jewish subjects
anywhere in the Soviet Union,
Kaplan said.
Among other subjects dis-
cussed was the resolution of
long-term emigration cases
and the possibility of restoring
diplomatic relations between
the Soviet Union and Israel.
But if assurances were made
in these areas, Kaplan and the
other members of the delega-
tion are not talking about
This, of course, was not the
first meeting between Jewish
leaders and Kremlin officials.
WJCongress President
Edgar Bronfman, who
was on the mission, had met
with Soviet leaders in the past,
as had Morris Abram, past
chairman of the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry and
current chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions, who declined an invita-
tion to be included on this trip.
Each time such a mission
took place, participants
returned toting bags of Soviet
good will and promises, some
of which were never kept.
But Kaplan said he was con-
fident that the Soviets would
live up to their pledges this
time around. He listed three
First, the Soviets are now
facing ethnic unrest in several
corners of their vast nation.
In Estonia and Lithuania,
Armenia and Azerbaidzhan,
ethnic tensions present a real
threat to the stability of the
Soviet regime and the viability
of the Soviet system.
Kaplan believes the resolu-
tion of grievances from
another ethnic minority, the
Jews, could well serve as a
pilot project for assuaging the
concerns of all ethnic groups.
Second, Soviet leader Mik-
hail Gorbachev has expressed
concern about the "brain
drain" of talent leaving the
Soviet Union.
With Jewish emigration at
its highest in nearly a decade
the Soviets are looking for
ways to entice some of their
best and brightest to stay,
Kaplan said.
Finally, the Soviets want
desperately to host an interna-
tional human rights confer-
ence in 1991, the Jewish
Agency official observed.
The United States and other
Western countries are
unwilling to participate in such
a conference unless the Soviet
government makes further
headway in resolving its own
ongstanding human rights
Soviets' Self-interests
In sum, Kaplan believes the
Soviets are willing to make
significant changes in the qual-
ity of Jewish life, not out of
some new-found good will, but
for pragmatic reasons of self-
Perhaps the new Soviet real-
politik does not come as a
surprise to Kaplan since he is
trying to accomplish a little
"perestroika" (restructuring)
of his own in the Jewish
Just as Gorbachev has begun
to tackle the problem of waste
and corruption in the govern-
ment and Communist Party
bureaucracy, so Kaplan has
tried to rout out duplication
and mismanagement in the
Jewish Agency.
A longstanding complaint
had been that the Jewish
Agency and various ministries
of the Israeli government were
both trying to take responsibil-
ity for the same tasks.
Nowhere is this more evi-
dent than in the area of
immigrant absorption, where
the government's Absorption
Ministry and the agency s
Immigration and Absorption
Department appeared to be
stepping on each other's toes
while still not managing to
cover immigrants' needs ade-
Kaplan and Simcha Dinitz,
who chairs the World Zionist
Organization-Jewish Agency
Executive, recently signed a
contract with the Absorption
Ministry to transfer most
Continued on PS 7

Friday, December 23, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Arabs Lack Desire For Democracy And Peace, Says Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick, the former U.S.
ambassador to the United
Nations, ruled out the possibil-
ity of Israeli-Arab peace in the
foreseeable future because of
what she contends is a lack of
commitment to democracy by
the Palestinians.
But two Israeli scholars indi-
cated that Israel has to meet
the current Palestinian peace
offensive with a credible policy
initiative of its own.
They and others spoke at the
first session of the fourth
annual Jeane Kirkpatrick
Forum at Tel Aviv University,
named in honor of the former
envoy, who was an outspoken
friend of Israel in the world
The theme this year is "The
Year 2000: Prospects and Pos-
sibilities for Arab-Israeli Coop-
Kirkpatrick, known for her
ultraconservative view of
world affairs, insisted there
were no prospects for peace
until the Palestinians con-
formed to democratic values.
She also noted that both
Israel and the United States
emerged from their recent
elections with divided govern-
ments, leaving both countries
without the ability to under-
take policy departures that do
not enjoy a broad consensus.
Professor Itamar Rabinov-
itch, director of Tel Aviv Univ-
ersity's Dayan Center,
observed that the Palestine
Liberation Organization was
changing its tone and lan-
guage in an effort to satisfy
American conditions for
Dr. Shai Feldman, of the
university's Jaffee Center for
Strategic Studies, said a seri-
ous situation would develop if
the PLU's new tone succeeds
in Washington but Israel
responds with a negative posi-
Another speaker, U.S. Sen.
Robert Kasten (R-Wis.), said
American-Israel cooperation
will be preserved under the
incoming Bush administration.
He said there would be no
diminution of U.S. economic
and military aid to Israel and it
will continue to be given in the
form of grants.
Kasten said the American-
Israeli strategic cooperation
agreement would save Israel
$100 million or more a year for
the next 25 years.
He said interst rates on mili-
tary loans will continue to be
linked to current market levels
and Israel will be allowed to
compete with the NATO coun-
tries in arms sales to the
United States.
Kasten said Israel's role in
the Strategic Defense Initative
will depend on the level of
funding the Congress provides
for the highly controversial
program, known as "Star
Dr. Joseph Goell, a Jerusa-
lem Post columnist, said
Israel's political system has
ceased to function and is in
urgent need of reform.
Lawmakers Urge Refugee Status
Be Given To Soviet Jews
congressional effort is under
way to persuade the Reagan
administration to return to its
former policy of classifying as
refugees all Jews who leave
the Soviet Union and want to
come to the United States.
Since September, nearly 200
Soviet Jewish emigrants have
been denied refugee status on
the grounds that they could
not prove a "well-founded fear
of persecution" in the USSR.
"Modifications that affect
such sensitive issues as status
should be brought to the atten-
tion of Congress and not
implemented through uni-
lateral action," Rep. Charles
Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is lead-
ing the campaign, said in a
letter sent to Secretary of
State George Shultz and
Attorney General Richard
The letter also was signed by
four of Schumer's colleagues
on the House Judiciary sub-
committee on immigration,
refugees and international
law: Reps. Hamilton Fish Jr.
(R-N.Y.), Howard Berman (D-
Calif.), Bill McCollum (R-Fla.)
and John Bryant (D-Texas).
Schumer now plans to circu-
late the letter for additional
signatures to the entire House.
A similar move is being made
in the Senate by Sen. Frank
Lautenberg (D-N.J.).
Schumer acted after Thorn-
burg announced Thursday that
as an interim measure, 2,000
Soviet emigres a month would
be allowed to enter the United
States under his parole author-
ity, including all the Soviet
Jews now in Rome.
Until last September, all
Jews who left the Soviet Union
were granted refugee status
when they reached Rome.
But because enough funds
have not been appropriated to
handle the increasing number
of emigrants, the Immigration
and Naturalization Service has
denied refugee status to about
179 Soviet Jews. Another 345
are waiting for a ruling.
Cannot Become Citizens
Officials of Soviet Jewry
organizations are concerned
over the use of the parole
authority, since persons enter-
ing the United States this way
do not receive the financial aid
from the U.S. government for
travel, resettlement and
health insurance, as do those
who immigrate as refugees.
The Jewish community,
which now pays about half of
the resettlement costs of
Soviet Jews, would have to
cover all the costs of those
entering under the parole
Perhaps even more worri-
some to the Jewish officials is
that those who come to the
United States under the parole
authority do not have the right
to become citizens, unless they
marry a U.S. citizen.
They also cannot bring in
other relatives from abroad
and can be deported at any
time. They do have the right to
Continued on Page 7
U.S. Soviet Jewry Movement On Record
history of the American Soviet
Jewry movement, from the
1950s up to and including the
rally in Washington last year,
will be collected as part of a
major project by the American
Jewish Committee's William
Wiener Oral History Library.
Taped interviews with or-
ganizational leaders, key per-
sonalities and other partici-
pants of last year's mass rally
will be conducted by the
Wiener Library, to mark the
Dec. 6 anniversary of the
Soviet Jewry moblization in
"It is this moment in time,
this moment of total concern
by American Jewry on a single
issue the restrictions of
freedom for fellow Jews in the
Soviet Union that the
library is determined to cap-
ture on tape and preserve for
generations to come," said
Milton Krents, director of the
Wiener Library.
The library plans to record
this collection in two phases,
tracing American commitment
to Soviet Jewry since the
1950s, and culminating in the
Washington rally. The collec-
tion will be available as a
research source.
The Wiener Library,
approaching its 20th anniver-
sary, is the largest ethnic oral
history library in the country,
with its collection of 2,000
taped and transcribed mem-
oirs of American Jews.
Continued from Page 1
isters, with two in each bloc
holding no portfolios. If the
practice of the outgoing gov-
ernment is retained, Labor
and Likud would each have
five ministers in the Inner
Cabinet, the government's top
policy-making body.
Of the senior cabinet assign-
ments, it appears the new gov-
ernment will shape up as fol-
Prime minister, Yitzhak
Shamir (Likud); vice premier
and finance minister, Shimon
Peres (Labor); defense minis-
ter, Yitzhak Rabin (Labor);
foreign minister, Moshe Arens
(Likud); housing minister,
David Levy (Likud); economic
coordination minister, Yitzhak
Modai (Likud).
The justice and transporta-
tion portfolios are to go to
either Ronni Milo or Dan Meri-
dor, both of Likud.
When news of the agree-
ment broke, the smaller par-
ties that had been the object of
intensive courtship by Likud
reacted with fury and threat-
ened to go into opposition.
"Not honoring the promises
Likud made to the religious
Earties is an act of treason,
ikud will have to account for
it," declared veteran Knesset
member Menahem Porush of
the ultra-Orthodox Agudat
Yisrael party.
The National Religious
Party said it would join opposi-
tion ranks unless it got control
of the Education Ministry,
promised it by Likud.
Shas, the ultra-Orthodox
Sephardic party, made the
same threat if it does not get
the interior and housing port-
The Labor-Likud agreement
provides that promises made
to the religious parties would
be reviewed by the new gov-
ernment in the context of next
year's national budget. Those
promises included heavy subsi-
dies for the ultra-Orthodox
schools and other institutions.
The two major parties
agreed that eight new settle-
ments would be established in
the administered territories
during the first year of the
new government. Additional
Continued on Page 6
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Jewish community's future. Signing a Declaration of Intent is not a legal
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person has made to take the next step to becoming a partner in insuring our
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Our Jewish future is yet to come, but back in 1962, when the Jewish
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Endowment gifts, both modest and substantial, generated through the Declara-
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Eastpointe Workers
Training Luncheon
Over 60 people attended a Workers Training Luncheon, Monday,
December 12, at Eastpointe Golf and Racquet Club. A ttendants
listened to Helen Hoffman, Associate Campaign Chair and Dora
Roth, the local UJA resident solicitor who shared with them
important information about this year's campaign. Pictured
above, sitting (l-r), Helen Sodowick, Helen Hoffman. Standing (l-
r), Fran Newman, Lester Sodowick, Dora Roth.
(L-r): Julius Cohen, Doris Cohen, Joyce Oppenheim, Justin
Oppenhim, Lewis Fagen.
Eastpointe Co-Chairs, (l-r), David Ginsberg, Elaine Ginsburg,
Pearl Schottenfeld, Perle Potash, Monrow Schottenfeld. Not
pictured, Alvin Schottenfeld.
(L-r), Lillian Sher, Patricia Statter, Abe Pearlman. Lester Suss.
JNF Declares
Shabbat Haaretz
response to the 1.2 million
Jewish National Fund trees
destroyed by fire in Israel this
past spring and summer, the
JNF has named Tu B'Shevat,
which falls on Saturday, Jan.
21, as Shabbat Haaretz.
"Jewish organizations, syna-
gogues and schools throughout
the country have reaffirmed
their commitment to our
homeland by joining with us in
proclaiming this day Shabbat
Haaretz," said Rabbi David
Warshaw, director of the JNF
National Organizations
Shabbat Haaretz will offi-
cially conclude JNF's Fire
Emergency Campaign, which
originally began after arson-
ists set over 1,200 fires,
destroying 40,000 acres at a
cost of over $40 million.
JNF has vowed to replant 10
trees for each one destroyed.
Shabbat Haaretz will join
regular Tu B'Shevat festivities
with the emergency campaign
in synagogues, schools and
other Jewish organizations.
For further information,
contact Rabbi David Warshaw,
JNF, 42 E. 69th St., N.Y.,
N.Y. 10021, (212) 879-9300.
Continued from Page 5
settlements would be subject
to review after a year.
Likud had promised the
right-wing Tehiya party 10
new settlements a year for a
total of 40 during the govern-
ment's four-year tenure. Nev-
ertheless, Tehiya indicated
that it might join the broad
coalition, despite the conces-
sion to Labor on settlements.
According to Knesset mem-
ber Geula Cohen, Tehiya is
needed in the government to
minimize the influence of
Labor "in view of the difficult
international situation which
Israel faces." This appeared to
be a reference to the U.S.
government's decision to
begin talks with the Palestine
Liberation Organization.
There were also expressions
of disappointment on the left.
Knesset member Haim Doron
of the socialist party Mapam
said the new government was
being born "in sin."
Amnon Rubinstein of the
Center-Shinui Movement
charged that Peres was "fold-
ing the flag of peace" by enter-
ing a coalition with Likud.
"We need a government with
a moderate foreign policy and
a liberal economic policy," said
Rubinstein. "Instead, we shall
get a rejectionist foreign pol-
icy and an irresponsible eco-
nomic policy."

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Residents and friends of Village Royale attended a tribute
luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in honor of Mrs. Libby Kaplan, Mr.
and Mrs. Lazarus Salamon and Mr. Jack Schwartzberg, dedi-
cated UJA/Jewish Federation Campaign workers. Also featured
at the luncheon was guest speaker Al Effrat, Florida Director of
the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and
entertainment by Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum of Temple Beth Torah
in Wellington. Pictured above (l-r) are: Al Moskowitz, Village
Royale Campaign Co-Chair, Al Effrat, Judge Louis Flaum,
Village Royale Campaign Co-Chair.
Lynne Stolzer, right, Assoc.
Campaign Director of the
Jewish Federation, presents an
award to Mrs. Libby Kaplan in
recognition of years of devoted
support to the Village Royale
Lynne Stolzer presents the
same award to Jack Schwartz-
Pictured above is a group attending the luncheon. Seated (l-r):
Gerda Aron, Edna Bienstock, Ann Long, Hilda Zell; standing
(l-r): Alvin Friedberg, Ben Katz, Frank Kamins, Al Welans, Lou
Rossner, AI Moskowitz, Chair, Dorothy Cole, Ben Isen, Judge
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Temple Beth El Fills Sanctuary For Soviet Jewry Rally
Continued from Page 2 musical selection from Mishkin
and his song "Anatoly," which
Un,on- he wrote for former refusenik
The rally concluded with a Anatoly Scharansky.
Rabbi Joel Levine (right) presents Edward Sears, Palm Beach
Post Editor and Beth McLeod, re-porter, with an award from the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
(L-R) Sandra Goldberg, former refusenik Ben Charny and Rabbi
Joel Levine listen to songs sung by Doug Mishkin.
Lawmakers Urge Refugee
Status Be Given To Soviet Jews
Continued from Page 5
HIAS has urged the Jews
denied refugee status in Rome
not to accept the parole
authority until their cases can
be appealed to the INS.
However, Karl Zukerman,
HIAS executive vice presi-
dent, was optimistic that an
effort will now be made
through the cooperation of the
Jewish community, Congress
and the administration "to
come up with some money to
relieve the problem" and
restore the refugee status to
all Soviet Jewish emigrants.
Myrna Shinbaum, acting
director of the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry, said
her organization was "taken
by surprise" by Thornburgh's
announcement last week.
When an NCSJ delegation
met with Shultz on Dec. 6, the
two sides agreed that the
State Department would work
with the Jewish community to
resolve the problem. Then, two
days later, the attorney gen-
eral announced his own solu-
Micah Naftalin, national
director of the Union of Coun-
cils for Soviet Jews, said that
while Thornburgh's announce-
ment was a "positive signal
that our concerns are being
addressed," the "response is
Soviet Jews Plight
Continued from Page 4
absorption responsbility to the
Direct Absorption
Under the new plan, 55 to 70
percent of all immigrants will
be absorbed directly, meaning
they will be settled in apart-
ments rather than housed tem-
porarily in absorption centers,
where most olim spend their
first six months in Israel.
The Jewish Agency will con-
tinue to help the government
come up with the money to
find "housing solutions" for
Ethiopian and Soviet immi-
But more of its budget will
be devoted to education and
job training to helping immi-
grants become self-sufficient
in Israel.
Soviet Jews have been
among the most vocal of immi-
grants to complain about
Israel's absorption system.
With improvements
expected both in the absorp-
tion process in Israel and the
living conditions for Jews in
the USSR, Soviet Jews will
soon have a more promising
alternative to choose from if
Mendel Kaplan gets his way.
Following the "Light of Freedom Ceremony," a Midrasha
student lights a candle on the Menorah for the fifth night of
Nickman, Mason & Adler
To Co-Chair Lion Of Judah
Continued from Page 1
Ruby Lion of Judah Category.
Recipients of the Lion of
Judah pin have been invited to
"The Lion Connection," a
reception on their behalf, at
the home of Mrs. Miles Fiter-
man in Palm Beach, Wednes-
day, January 25 at 1:30 p.m.
The Co-Chairs chose this title
as a means to attract more
women and help them feel
more "connected" to each
other and to the Federation.
Special guest speaker for the
afternoon will be Rena Blum-
berg, a distinguished broad-
caster, author, lecturer and
civic activist.
From its initiation, the Lion
of Judah category symbolized
internationally by the unique
14K gold pin, recognizes
women whose personal com-
mitments to the annual Jewish
Federation/UJA Campaign
signifies a minimum gift of
In 1985, a Lion of Judah pin
with ruby inset, symbolizing
the Ruby Ten concept, was
introduced in recognition of a
woman's individual commit-
ment of $10,000 or more.
Eileen Nickman has contin-
ued her extensive involvement
in the Jewish community since
moving to Palm Beach County.
She currently sits on the
Women's Division Board of
Directors, the WD Campaign
Cabinet and has been active on
several of the committees. She
is a member of the Endowment
Fund Committee and was its
Co-Chair for two consecutive
years. Nickman is also a
member of the Program Sub-
Committee of the HRD
Mrs. Nickman's concerns
also extend to the elderly
resulting in her work as a
volunteer at the Morse Geri-
atric Center.
Zelda Mason has been active
in Women's Division for many
years and is currently a mem-
ber of the WD Board of Direc-
tors and Executive Commit-
tee. She is also immediate past
President of the Jewish Com-
munity Center and is coordin-
ator of the Advisory Board of
Trustees for the construction
of the new Jewish Community
Campus. Last year, she served
as a Vice-Chair of the Jewish
Federation's Annual Commun-
ity Dinner Dance. Mrs. Mason
is also a past President of
Palm Beach Chapter of the
Brandeis National Women's
Committee and has been
active in the Jewish Guild for
the Blind.
Dorothy Adler has served on
the Board of Directors of the
Women's Division for the past
several years. Prior to moving
to the Palm Beaches, she was
President of Hadassah in
Manhasset, New York and a
member of the Board of the
Jewish Federation in Cleve-
land, Ohio. For the past two
years, she served locally as
Co-Chair of the Pacesetters
Serving on the Ruby Lion of
Judah Committee are: Jackie
Eder, Ruthe Eppler, Shirley
Continued from Page 1
& B scene. The glittering cos-
tumes, brilliant sets and
dynamic music help to illumin-
ate this bittersweet tale.
The Campaign Event Com-
mittee has been planning the
success of this event for sev-
eral months. Already, reser-
verations are almost full and
seating is limited.
The program will begin with
cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed
by a superb dinner and a short
program before the perform-
Those who attend the event
will have the opportunity to be
listed in the YAD Business and
Professional Directory. This
listing is given to those who
make a minimum campaign
contribution of $150, payable
throughout the year.
For more information, con-
tact Mark Mendel, Director,
Young Adult Division, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
Fiterman, Helene Gordon,
Barbara Gordon Green, Rita
Dee Hassenfeld, Marilyn Katz.
Dorothy Kohl, Jeanne Levy,
Sydelle Meyer, Dr. Norma
Schulman and Mildred Hecht
Members of the Lion of
Judah Committee are: Beulah
Friedman, Thelma Gibbs,
Jeanne Glasser, Esther
Gruber, Helen Hoffman,
Carole Koeppel, Lillian Kof-
fler, Marilyn Lampert, Shirley
Leibow, Lee Mazer, Judy
Messing, Harriet Miller, Fran
Monus, Marva Perrin, Corky
Ribakoff, Berenice
Rogers, Dr. Elizabeth Shul-
man, Helen Sodowick, Bernita
Tamarkin, Rhoda Weiner,
Ruth Wilensky, Rochelle Zuck-
For more information, con-
tact Faye Nelson, Director,
Women's Division, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 23, 1988
Another Kind Of War
tenant Yigal Gabau stands
erect in a pressed army uni-
form. The reserve is only
cracked when he flashes a
smile after being told to relax.
The seriousness of his deep
green eyes belies his 20 years.
And resolute coolness con-
trasts with fine features and a
shock of curly hair to make
him look like an Israeli officer
photographed for a magazine
But the way things were
going six years ago, the only
thing he would have been pho-
tographed for was a criminal
record at the Dimona police
By 14 Yigal was already
spending more time on dreary
streets in a down-trodden sec-
tion of Dimona than he was in
school. Many of his former
friends became petty crimi-
nals, choosing thievery and
drugs over army service. For a
moment surprisingly senti-
mental, Yigal says, "It's
because of Youth Aliyah that I
didn't end up like that." He
adds, "I owe everything to
Youth Aliyah."
Youth Aliyah is one of the
many Jewish Agency pro-
grams funded primarily by the
UJA/Federation Campaign
that is now struggling with
budget cuts. The program is
known for caring for young
immigrants and for rescuing
Israelis like Yigal from grim,
hopeless futures.
But "grim" can no longer be
applied to Yigal's future. Dur-
ing his first years as a Youth
Aliyah student of the Israel
Goldstein Youth Village in Jer-
usalem, Yigal mapped out his
future. After attending univer-
sity, he plans to become a
Yigal is not the only one in
his family of nine who wants to
be a lawyer. Ofra Gabau, 15,
echoes Yigal, whom she calls
"my little father," and says
that she wants to be a lawyer
in order to help people. Ofra
and her sister Sigal, 16, who
are also residents of the Gold-
stein Youth Village, share
their brother's reticence and
delicately chiseled features.
The sisters, both with tied-
back waist-length hair, say
that Yigal is their model.
Adjusting a bangle bracelet,
Ofra says, "I can't say what's
best about him because every-
thing is good. Everyone
admires him."
All of the Gabau children,
except the youngest, live in
state-run dormitories during
the week and return home to
their mother most weekends.
Their father left them several
years ago, sees them infre-
quently, and refuses to pay
child support. Pini Cohen, Vice
Principal of the Goldstein Vil-
lage says, "Their mother can't
take care of them. And the
children were devastated
when their father left because
they idolized him."
Cohen says that Semadar,
another sister, was most
affected by a troubled family
and distressed social environ-
ment. At the mention of Sema-
dar, Yigal's brow furrows and
he looks both pained and
embarrassed. Finally, he says,
"Semadar is an example of
what can happen to you in that
neighborhood. That's why
Ofra and Sigal con't go back."
Semadar, unmarried, was
pregnant at 16. She did not
successfully complete high
Israeli Lieutenant Yigal
Gabau, a graduate of a Jewish
Agency program for young
Israeli adults funded by the
United Jewish Appeal/Federa-
tion Campaign, plans to attend
university and law school after
completing his army service.
UJA Press Service Photo/
Ze'ev Ackerman
school. Yigal says, "Her
friends are part of the prob-
lem. They're cheap. They
spend most of their time at
bars and discos and some are
smalltime criminals involved
with drugs." With a helpless
gesture Yigal adds, "I've tried
everything to help her. I just
don't know what else to do."
But he does know what must
be done for his other brothers
and sisters. He says that he
wants them all to be accepted
by Youth Aliyah and to live
and study at the Goldstein
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Because of Youth Aliyah's
budget cuts there were no
slots at the village for Ofra and
Sigal. The Ministry of Social
Welfare has funded the girls in
the past, but the government
is in a well-publicized economic
crunch. Cohen says that with-
out Youth Aliyah funding
there is no guarantee for ft*
future at the school. Look'
anguished Cohen says "w
have to do something Tw!
can't be another Semadar
that family." Nervously hp
adds, "Don't mention this to
the girls. This is my worry I
don't want it to be theirs.''
Three More Ref useniks
Granted Visas
long-term refuseniks told
three weeks ago that their
knowledge of "state secrets"
would no longer be used as a
grounds for denying them per-
mission to emigrate have been
promised exit visas, the Union
of Councils for Soviet Jews
reported recently.
Roald Zelichonok, 52, and
Eduard Markov, both of
Leningrad, were notified by
OVIR emigration authorities
last week that they could emi-
Another Soviet Jew long
refused for "state secrecy"
reasons also has received per-
mission. He is Julian Khasin of
Lynn Singer, a past presi-
dent of the Union of Councils
and now executive director of
the Long Island Committee for
Soviet Jewry, received the
news in telephone conver-
sations she had with the three
The reports were confirmed
by the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry.
Zelichonok, an electronics
engineer who was jailed for
teaching Hebrew in the pri-
vacy of his apartment, has
been waiting 10 years for an
exit visa. He received his per-
mission last week.
Singer said Zelichonok had
remarked that the first Jewish
observance of anything in his
life was Chanukah 1977, and
so his permission on Chanukah
was especially meaningful to
Zelichonok's wife, Galina,
returned to Leningrad last
Wednesday after three months
in the West, where she was
treated for an eye disease and
attended a scientific confer-
ence in her husband's stead.
Markov, an energy engineer
refused permission to emi-
grate for nine years, was told
last Tuesday he could leave.
Khasin, a computer engi-
neer, had been refused permis-
sion to emigrate since 1980.
Hadassah Volunteers Join
Armenian Rescue Effort
NEW YORK Five doctors
from the Hadassah Medical
Organization in Jerusalem are
part of the Israel Defense
Forces rescue unit that arrived
in the Soviet Union today to
aid victims of the Armenian
The doctors, all volunteers,
and the emergency medical
supplies they brought with
them are from the Hadassah-
University Hospital on Mount
Scopus and the Hadassah-
Hebrew University Medical
Center at Ein Karem, accord-
ing to an announcement issued
jointly by Hadassah National
President Carmela Efros Kal-
manson and HMO National
Chairman Ruth W. Popkin.
Hadassah, the Women's
Zionist Organization of Amer-
ica, established and runs the
Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion in Israel, and is providing
special funding for equipment
and supplies to be used by the
HMO team. Donations for the
effort are being accepted by
HMO at Hadassah House, 50
West 58th Street, New York
NY 10019.
The joint announcement said
the group is led by Dr. Yoel
Donchin, head of the newly-
formed trauma team at the
Medical Center, and includes
Dr. Shmuel Hyman, head of
the Emergency Department at
Mount Scopus, and Dr. Alex-
ander Lussus, a neurologist at
the Medical Center.
They pointed out that Soviet
doctors have expressed special
concern for young children
who have suffered kidney dam-
age as a result of long hours of
f ntjapment in the rubble left
t>y the disaster.
The Hadassah doctors are
part of a combined civilian and
military rescue and medical
care team coordinated by the
civil defense unit of the Israeli
MCMP**" '

Jewish Oasis In An Arab Land:
Morocco Community Still Thriving
Friday, December 23, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Since the end of World War
II, Jews in Arab countries
have been helped to immigrate
to Israel, in part out of fear of
persecution should they
remain in their native lands.
But in one such country,
Morocco, Jews have lived in
relative security since 1956,
having legal rights under its
two constitutional monarchs,
Kings Mohammed V and his
son, Hassan II, the current
Jews have lived here since
the destruction of the First
Temple. But after the State of
Israel was established, more
than 300,000 of them left,
mainly for France or Israel.
Ten thousand Jews live in
Morocco today, 6,000 of them
in Casablanca. The Jewish
community, the largest in any
Arab country, will likely con-
tinue to shrink, because most
Jewish youth attend college in
Europe and seek employment
The United Jewish Appeal,
through the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee,
helps maintain the Jewish
UJA fund-raisers, attending
the group's 50th anniversary
Jubilee Mission to Israel in
October, first visited Casa-
blanca and Marrakech, two of
Morocco's largest cities,
before going on to Israel.
Despite being predomi-
nantly Sunni Moslem, the
country is staunchly pro-
Western. Jews specialize in
the hotel business, as well as in
electronics, finance and real
estate. In speeches, Hassan
has urged Moroccan Jews liv-
ing abroad to return.
Positive Signs
Other positive signs for Mor-
occan Jews are:
In December 1981, after a
four-year drought, Hassan
summoned a group of Jews to
make a special prayer for rain,
believing they have spiritual
Although Hassan chairs
the Arab League's committee
to reunite Jerusalem under
Muslim rule, he met publicly
with Israeli Labor Party
leader Shimon Peres here in
Later in 1986, Hassan's
elaborate personal security
force learned of a planned
bombing of a Jewish syna-
gogue here around the High
Holidays by individuals linked
to the Palestine Liberation
The suspects were arrested
in their hotel room, with the
hotel subsequently closed for
eight months.
Moroccan Jews are not par-
ticularly well-off or poor,
although there is a larger per-
centage of poor people outside
Casablanca. There is no gov-
ernment welfare in Morocco,
but 800 Jews receive direct
welfare payments through the
About $2 million of the $66
million JDC budget is spent in
Morocco. Another $1.5 million
is dispensed in neighboring
Algeria, Tunisia and Melilla,
one of two nearby Spanish
Jewish facilities in Marra-
kech are similar to those in
other cities where the 4,000
Jews outside Casablanca live
Rabat, the capital, Fez,
Meknes, Tangier and Tetouan.
Marrakech has a few syna-
gogues, a ritual bath, a
Hebrew day school and an old-
age home.
David Dayan, principal of
the Aliyon Hebrew day school
in Marrakech, and Henri
Cadoch, the 52-year-old com-
munity president, are two of
Marrakech's major Jewish fig-
Dayan, who has been teach-
ing at the school for 40 years,
said there were 1,500 Jewish
students when he started and
650 two decades ago.
Currently, there are 30 stu-
dents through age 11. "You
have to push them as hard as
you can,' Dayan said.
After age 11, the students
attend the French-supported
school here, or attend Jewish
schools in Casablanca. Vir-
tually no Jews attend the regu-
lar schools because they are
Throughout Morocco, pic-
tures of Hassan grace its
streets and buildings. At the
Aliyon school, Hassan's por-
trait competes for attention at
the entrance with one of Rabbi
Menachem Schneerson, the
Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Moroccan Jews think highly
of the Lubavitch movement,
which operated schools there
even before the JDC arrived in
In Casablanca, two Lubav-
itch schools educate 200 Mor-
occan girls.
Revere Maimonides
Moroccan Jews especially
revere Maimonides, who
lived in Fez at one time. His
birth and death are marked
with special events, as are
other prominent rabbis.
Cadoch, 52, an exporter of
fruit, said that his family has
lived in Marrakech for ten gen-
erations. Of his seven children,
two live in Paris, two live in
Casablanca and three live in
Marrakech, two of them still in
Cadoch said he has not seri-
ously considered moving to
Israel, or even to Casablanca,
because of his role as care-
taker of the city's Jewish com-
Jews have been safe in Mor-
occo, said Cadoch, although
there were tense moments
during Israel's 1967 and 1973
Cadoch was born in the
city's Jewish ghetto, the Mel-
lah the "Salt Palace," the
only original Moroccan Jewish
ghetto where Jews still live.
The street running through
Continued on Page 10
Jewish Arts
First Friends
Event With
Neil Gabler

Neil Gabler, author and for-
mer co-host of the popular
national PBS aeries 'Sneak
Previews," will discuss his
new book at The Jewish Arts
Foundation's first Friends
event on Wednesday, Jan. 11,
12 noon, at Club L in Palm
Beach. Gabler will discuss his
eight years of research, reading
and interviewing that resulted
in the bestselling book An
Empire Of their Own: How
the Jews Invented Holly-
wood. The 1988-89 Jewish Arts
Foundation season began with
the very successful "Treasures
of Judaica" exhibition with
Sotheby's and the Norton
Gallery of Art.

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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 23, 1988
Judaism Sparks Interest Of Yugoslavian Jews
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -
The recent upsurge of
nationalism in some parts
of Yugoslavia has been paral-
leled by a new interest in
Judaism among young Yugos-
lav Jews.
"We now have more interest
by young people for a religious
life," Dr. Ivan Brandeis told
the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency in an interview at Jew-
ish Community Federation
headquarters here.
Two young men of the com-
munity are now training to be
cantors, and another went to
Israel last summer to study for
the rabbinate, he said.
"We hope he will return in
two or three years as a rabbi,"
Brandeis added.
If he does, he would be obli-
gated to serve as a rabbi ii:
Yugoslavia for at least five
Brandeis said there is now a
group of 15 to 20 young people
who get together regularly for
Bible study. "The younger
generation grew up in atheis-
tic surroundings and earlier
showed no great interest. Now
it starts, and we hope it devel-
ops," he said.
One sign of increased inter-
est in Judaism was that more
young people are attending
Jewish functions such as the
Jewish Oasis
Continued from Page 9
the Mellah was designed nar-
row enough for food to be
exchanged from windows on
the Sabbath.
At a synagogue operating at
the end of the Mellah, congreg-
ants donate medium-size
lamps to commemorate the
death of a family member.
Plenty Of Kosher Meat
A more unusual "yahrzeit"
custom at Casablanca's
Home for the Aged is for a
community member to sponsor
a festive meal at the home,
usually lamb, the main Moroc-
can meat.
Kosher meat is plentiful,
especially in Casablanca,
where there are 18 kosher
butchers for 6,000 Jews. Some
95 percent keep kosher.
The JDC's biggest invest-
ment in Morocco is in educa-
tion, paying more than half of
the costs of the nine day
schools, including schools in
Fez, Meknes and Rabat.
Besides touring the Ameri-
can ORT/Ozar Hatorah school
in Casablanca, the visitors also
saw Casablanca's Jewish medi-
cal clinic, which has a $300,000
operating budget and cares for
2,000 Moroccan Jews each
Despite the security in which
Jews live, there is some con-
cern that they may not be
protected when 59-year-old
Hassan dies.
His likely successor will be
one of his sons, Crown Prince
Sidi Mohamed.
But a Western diplomatic
source here said "there is no
reason to think otherwise"
than that protection of the
Jewish community would con-
communal seder every Pas-
'"There are still very few,
but for us everything is rela-
tive," said Lucy Petrovic, the
federation's secretary.
More than 80,000 Jews lived
in Yugoslavia before World
War II, and nearly 70,000
were killed during the Nazi
occupation. There are about
6,000 Jews in Yugoslavia
The Jewish Federation lists
dozens of cities, towns and
villages with Jewish popula-
tions. Only nine have syna-
But only three cities in the
country Belgrade,
Zagreb and Subotica are
able to muster a minyan (quo-
rum) for services once a week.
Belgrade is the capital.
There is a fairly big Jewish
community in Sarajevo, Bran-
deis said, but Friday night
services can't be held for want
of a minyan.
"We have to solve the prob-
lem of Sarajevo. There is no
rabbi there. One youngster is
training to be a cantor, but it
will be a year or more before
he is ready to perform," Bran-
deis said.
One Full-Time Rabbi
In fact, there is only one
full-time rabbi in all of Yugos-
lavia, Tsadik Danon. He is
based in Belgrade but travels
to other towns.
The Subotica community
functions with a young man
sufficiently knowledgeable to
conduct services.
But most other towns with
Jewish populations may see a
rabbi only once a year, when
visiting rabbis conduct ser-
vices on the High Holidays.
In the Dalmation coast
resort of Dubrovnik on the
Adriatic Sea, there is a "very
beautiful 400-year-old syna-
gogue, but only about 20 Jews,
and only seven are men," said
"Sometimes, during the
tourist season, we can organ-
ize services by finding tourists
for the minyan. But for now,
the synagogue is more a tour-
ist attraction than a house of
prayer," Brandeis said.
According to federation fig-
ures, there are more than
1,500 Jews in Belgrade and
more than 1,000 each in Sara-
jevo and Zagreb. Jewish
museums in Belgrade and Sar-
ajevo document a rich Jewish
past in Yugoslavia.
There were many more syn-
agogues before the war that
were destroyed by the Nazis.
Some that survived now
serve different functions. One
elaborate synagogue is now a
theater, while another houses
the largest museum in Sara-
Brandeis said it was a great
problem to maintain the syna-
gogues and Jewish relics.
"There are over 200 Jewish
cemeteries in towns where no
Jews live anymore," he said.
He and others noted that
there seems to be a new inter-
est in Jewish life and culture
among Yugoslav non-Jews.
Belgrade broke diplomatic
relations with Israel in 1967 at
the time of the Six-Day War.
Brandeis said many books on
Jewish topics are published in
Yugoslavia. They include an
illustrated book of Old Testa-
ment stories that rely heavily
on Jewish imagery.
"There is also a wide inter-
est in Yugoslavia in mysticism
and the Kabalah," he said.
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isel Says: 'For 2,000 Years We Survived
;hout Who Is A Jew Question'
Friday, December 23, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Peace Laureate Elie
declared at the fourth
International Elie Wie-
folocaust Remembrance
Dinner in New York on
iber 4th that "for 2,000
we survived without the
lion of 'who is a Jew.' I
ye that an individual who
| his destiny to the destiny
people in Israel, and if
Jem lives in his memory,
| he is a Jew."
sligion and politics should
mix," the noted author
jred. "They cannot but
jpt one another."
Jiesel cautioned Israel's
lical leaders to beware of
consequences of Jewish
sion. "I am opposed to
lerance. I am opposed to
kry in all forms. I am
Dsed to fanaticism and all
ailed easy solutions."
|ore than 1,100 guests, the
)rity of them Holocaust
/ivors from North Amer-
Europe and Latin Amer-
attended the event in the
nd Ballroom of the Hilton
ie dais of 120 included 80
wors and others who each
purchased $100,000 or
re in Israel Bonds.
len Meed of New York,
jsident of the American
;ring and Federation of
fish Holocaust Survivors
lo served as Dinner Chair-
In, stated that the Holocaust
Europe would never have
Icen place 50 years ago "if a
lrageous American Secret-
of State had shown the
ae moral strength of Secret-
ly Shultz, this man of
[cency and honor, who last
eek stood up for what is
fht, in contrast to the shame-
spectacle of countries that
now, even in the 1980's, are
happy to give in to terrorism
and murder and appease-
He asserted that "the survi-
vors of the Warsaw Ghetto,
the partisan fighters, and
those who miraculously sur-
vived Treblinka, Auschwitz,
Maidanek and Dachau we all
know who is a Jew. Let the
Jewish people remain at one
with Israel and at one with
another throughout the
Wiesel, a survivor of Aus-
chwitz, also joined Ben Meed
of New York, Pres. of the
American Gathering and Fed-
eration of Jewish Holocaust
Survivors who served as Din-
ner Chairman, in presenting
the Israel Bond Organization's
1988 Elie Wiesel Holocaust
Remembrance Award, created
by noted sculptor Chaim
Gross, to Samuel Pisar.
The prestigious award is a
bronze statute of "Isaiah." It
had the following citation:
"Presented to Samuel Pisar,
whose saga of survial through
the black night of the Holo-
caust and subsequent interna-
tional achievements speak elo-
quently of the triumph of the
human spirit as exemplified in
a remarkable life and a deep
devotion to his people."
Service Corps Seeks Volunteers
Corps of Service to the Jewish
People, a program launched
earlier this year by the Union
of American Hebrew Congre-
gations, the congregational
branch of Reform Judaism,
needs volunteers in Jewish
communities around the
Whether it's a physician to
serve Jews in Ethiopia or a
business analyst to aid a young
kibbutz in the Israeli desert
develop an export industry,
the corps is looking for post-
college as well as retired Jews
who are willing to work with-
out pay. Travel expenses and
living costs will be reimbursed.
The corps is cosponsored by
UAHC and the World Union
for Progressive Judaism, in
cooperation with the Commis-
sion on Social Action of
Reform Judaism and the
American Joint Distribution
The program is open to Jew-
ish communities regardless of
ideological affiliation, and has
already elicited requests from
Jewish communities on four
In Switzerland, for example,
the volunteer position involves
teaching in a congregation's
religious school and leading
young people's religious ser-
vices and song.
The position, which requires
15 to 25 hours of work per
week, should be filled by some-
one over the age of 22, who
speaks French and has an abil-
ity to teach Hebrew, Jewish
history, rituals and values.
For more information, con-
tact UAHC, c/o Rabbi Daniel
Syme, 838 Fifth Avenue, New
York, N.Y. 10021, or call (212)
Support the Jewish Community Campus Campaign.
Call 832-2120 for more information.
A <
Ohav Chapter, will hold its
annual luncheon to benefit
BBW Children's Home in
Israel a residential treat-
ment center for emotionally
disturbed boys, on January 5th
at the Palm Beach Hilton
Hotel. Honoree at this lunch-
eon will be Dr. David Martin,
pediatrician and activist in the
field of child care in Palm
Beach County since 1940. Dr.
Martin has been instrumental
in establishing the Healthy
Mothers/Healthy Babies Coali-
tion of Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach East Chapter,
presents its annual "Univer-
sity on Wheels" January
11th, Wednesday, 10 a.m. at
the Palm Hotel, Clearwater
Road, West Palm Beach. This
event, a very special day, is
unique to Brandeis University.
Speakers are Dr. Robert
Greenberg Assoc. Prof, of Phi-
losophy and Dr. Stephen Whit-
field, Prof, of American Stud-
ies. Their topics, "The Apol-
ogy" and "American Political
Humor as Political Wisdom"
are timely, relevant and con-
nect significantly to the recent
political campaigns and the
sentiments and behavior of the
candidates. Donation: $30
including luncheon contact:
Muriel Gould 2778 S. Ocean
Blvd. Palm Beach, FL 33480.
Cypress Lakes Leisureville
Chapter will hold its member-
ship meeting Tuesday, Jan. 3,
12:30 p.m. at American Sav-
ings & Loan, West Gate, Cen-
tury Village, West Palm
Beach. The program will fea-
ture Faye Schechter, whose
subject will be The Fabulous
50's. Refreshments served at
12:30. Meeting at 1 p.m.
On Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. join
other South Florida Jewish
students for the Annual Win-
ter Break Dance at the Meyer-
hoff Center on Taft Street in
Hollywood. Live music and
food provided. All returning
students are invited. For more
information phone Kari Elli-
son at Florida Atlantic Univer-
Theodore Herzl Club has its
regular meeting on January 5,
at 1 p.m. at the Lake Worth
shuffleboard courts, Lake
Worth. Fanny Schwartz will
discuss the Jewish mother.
ORT, West Palm Chapter
meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10,
noon, Anshei Sholom. Pro-
gram: a film "The Golden
Age of 2nd Ave." All are wel-
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Dec. 24 Jewish Community Center, Special Event, 8
Dec. 25 Congregation Aitz Chaim, 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 27 Yiddish Culture Group Century Village, 10
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Dec. 28 Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood, board, 7:30 p.m.
American Technion Society, Cocktail/Reception, 6 p.m.
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Dec. 29 Temple Torah of West Boynton Sisterhood, 7:30
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 23, 1988
Washington Synagogue Opens
Anne Frank House For Homeless
Muskegon Celebrates Its Jews
Jews often reach out to help
the homeless during the holi-
day season. For many syna-
gogues around the United
States that operate shelters,
it's a year-round job.
But while most shelters
serve as temporary homes, a
synagogue here is apparently
one of the first to open a
permanent residence.
Martin Blank, social action
chairman of Washington's
Adas Israel Congregation, said
the Conservative synagogue,
which opened the facility in
March, now houses live
women ages 30 to 50.
Located in a residential area
of Northwest Washington, it
cost $7,500 to open. It charges
a monthly rental fee of $700.
The residents contribute
some money toward the rent,
while those who cannot pay
are subsidized through the
District of Columbia's Tenant
Assistant Program.
The facility can help a total
of five people at one time, but
the "potential for expansion is
largely in getting other con-
gregations and other organiza-
tions to pursue similar pro-
grams," Blank said.
The congregation just began
publicizing the new facility in
October, and has been in touch
with only "a handful" of con-
gregations so far.
Blank said he is not worried
that there may be too homeless
people seeking to live in the
Anne Frank House, as it is
"So far that has not hap-
pened," he said. "It is conceiv-
able we will get a lot more
demand, but we are going to
have to respond by saying 'we
are doing what we can and
hope others will join us in the
effort to provide more perma-
nent housing.' he said.
If the house receives 500
calls, for example, "then we
would come back to the reli-
gious community" and ask it
to create more living arrange-
Blank said that there are
many overnight shelters and
longer-term facilities for
homeless people, but that few
organizations have attempted
to find "permanent solutions."
He said that Jewish commu-
nities have established special
homes for the elderly "and we
expect them to live there until
they die."
Similarly, he said that "it is
not our expectation" that the
five women living in Anne
Frank House will later choose
to live elsewhere, although
they have the option to do so.
"Only in a small place could
you create some sense of com-
munity where people would
want to stay for longer periods
of time," he added.
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community life at the Byer Home in Jerusalem, established by the American Jewish Joint
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and the Toronto Symphonic
Orchestra will perform a joint
concert in Toronto next
March, conducted by Zubin
Mehta, the Israeli Philharmo-
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The performance will be at
the Roy Thompson Concert
Hall, where the stage is being
enlarged to accommodate the
200 musicians.
Proceeds from ticket sales,
estimated at about $1 million,
will be divided between the
two orchestras.
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Tuesday morning in October,
the opening day of the big
Christian-Jewish symposium
at the Central United Method-
ist Church in Muskegon, Mich.,
George Bennett got a phone
call from a church member.
The caller said the church's
boiler had burst, it couldn't be
fixed in time for the event,
could he help? Bennett, the
pastor of Mt. Zion Church of
God in Christ, said he could,
and called Father Martin
Archer at St. Mary's.
Father Archer said, "I'll tell
you what. Let me turn on the
heat and make sure it works."
It did, and the two-day sym-
posium, sponsored by the West
Shore Churches, went off on
schedule that night at St.
The efforts of the Christian
clergymen in relocating the
event has become for residents
of Muskegon a symbol of an
astounding outpouring of
cooperation on the tiny Jewish
community's 100th anniver-
Muskegon's Jewish Centen-
nial Celebration, which began
in September with a concert by
violinist Itzhak Perlman, will
include over 50 individual
events before it concludes next
The city's 14 major cultural,
educational and religious
organizations are sponsoring
programs, including museum
exhibits, concerts, plays, lec-
tures and a final gala trip to
Israel and Egypt.
This month, 30,000 school-
children are expected to take
part in assemblies that cele-
brate the religions of the
Organizers are already call-
ing the centennial celebration
a model for community-wide
activities around the country.
All of which raises a ques-
tion: with only 87 Jewish fami-
lies in a county population of
150,000, why Muskegon?
It began back in the 1860s,
when the first Jew in Muske-
gon was a Polish immigrant
and clothing peddlar named
Israel Goldman
The small Jewish business
community that he pioneered
held its first religious service
in 1888, and formed its first
congregation, with an Ortho-
dox service, in 1902.
The Jewish community con-
tinued to increase into the
1950s, when 150 families,
many of them leaders in the
community, lived in Muske-
Although there has never
been more than one synagogue
at a time in the city, Muske-
gon's Jews had gradually
embraced Reform by the time
the present Temple B'nai
Israel was built in 1948.
"We're asking the same
question: 'Why Muskegon?' "
said Rabbi Alan Alpert
of B'nai Israel.
"I think people really
responded to working together
as they never had before," said
Sylvia Kaufman, chairperson
of the centennial committee.
"And when the public sees
that cooperation, its some-
thing for us all to take pride
Kaufman said the idea for
the celebration first came up
three years ago, when she saw
an exhibition on Jewish life in
Grand Rapids and thought,
"we can do better."
Despite all the good feeling
generated by the centennial,
there are still memories of
anti-Semitism in Muskegon
the real estate "covenants"
restricting sales to Jews, the
country club that banned Jews
from membership.
But residents say it has been
30 years since any incidents of
discrimination, and curiosity
has replaced resentment as the
dominant feeling toward Jews.
As the Muskegon Chronicle
editorialized in a special sec-
tion dedicated to the centen-
nial, "Being a Jew in Muske-
gon or a member of the
other smaller religious sects
is not as easy as it could be in a
larger metropolitan area.
"Thus, the triumph of the
Muskegon's Jewish commun-
ity is that it has persevered
indeed thrived in the face of
odds that might crush other
The daily newspaper may
slip sometimes and refer to
Jews as a "sect," but, accord-
ing to Rabbi Alpert, "It's still
mind-boggling. This has gener-
ated more enthusiasm, from
all of us, than we ever really
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. The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americana Act,
Uovides a variety of aervices to persons 60 years or
Ilder. along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
Ve conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
tights Act.
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
.Vest Palm Beach, is an active place for all seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and
ctivities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
jjnday through Friday at
f 15. The three locations are:
fc in West Palm Beach, 700
encer Drive; JCC in Boyn-
-i Beach, 501 N.E. 26th Ave-
le; and JCC in Delray Beach,
Il89 Carter Road.
iMeet new friends while
Ljoying delicious, nutritious
tod along with planned activi-
fes everyday. Volunteers are
fways needed. No fee is
quired but contributions are
quested. Reservations
quired. Call Carol in West
dm Beach at 689-7700, Julia
i Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
Nancy in Delray Beach at
95-0806. For transportation
Dial A-Ride at 689-6961.
Thursday, Dec. 22 Rose
ansky, "Yiddish Humor"
^ Friday, Dec. 23 Mr. Nat
Stein Sabbath Services
Monday, Dec. 26 Mr. Fred
Jauman Bingo
Tuesday, Dec. 27 Evelyn
Polishczuk, "Arm-chair Olym-
Wednesday, Dec. 28
Annette Gu tenplan, pianist
['Jewish Musical Program"
Thursday, Dec. 29 Gail
Inastasia presents "Changes
Senior Health.
Friday, Dec. 30 Cantor
Graham Mehler, Lake Worth
flewish center Sabbath Ser-
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
inable to cook for yourself?
lave you just come home from
ie hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
pona] requirements? The Jew-
ish Community Center's
tosher Home Delivered Meals
erviee is just for you!!!
This is a most essential ongo-
ing or short term service for
pe homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
>r West Palm Beach call Carol
ltn689-7700. In Delray Beach,
Nancy at 495-0806.
The Jewish Community Cen-
jr takes persons to Nursing
omes and Hospitals on Mon-
eys and Fridays to visit loved
>nes, to Day Care Centers and
Jewish Community Center
jfograms, whenever possible.
r?i 'i '* each one wav triP-
hSn*bH ^tween 9:30 to
|^0 for information and reser-
vations. Persons needing
nedical transportation
hould call Dial-a-Rid. 688-
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
Yon 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, 1989 at 10 a.m. at
J.C.C. Fee: $2 for the four
Palm Beach Community
College, Adult Education
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.
Palm Beach Community
College, Adult Education
Exploring your needs. Learn
through practical skills and
techniques how to identify
your present needs. Reclaim
your right to have feelings, be
yourself, have a satisfactory
life, and grow. Classes at JCC.
Instructor: Faye Schecter.
Date: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
on Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1
and 8th. Fee: $2. Pre-
registration required to quar-
antee space. Call Louise at
Fun With Yiddish Join
the many who enjoy a bit of
viddishkait and humor every
Monday morning at 10 a.m. at
the JCC. Pauline Cohen is the
Group Coordinator and will be
the Session Leader for Dec.
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. Syl-
via Skolnick is Moderator for
Dec. 26.
Yon Name It, You Plsy It!
- An afternoon of cards and
fun. Canasta, bridge, scrabble,
kaluki, mah jong, etc. Spon-
sored by 2nd Tuesday Council.
Refreshments served. Fee: $1
Canasta instruction by Maur-
ice Langbort. Fee for instruc-
tion: JCC Member $1, Non-
member $1.50. Make your own
tables. Date: 2nd and 4th 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.
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-
9397. Sold out.
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 enioy
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 year olds. Creativity
Crafts assistant for pre-school.
Yiddish instructor. Call Frieda
at 689-7700.
A consortium program with
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Wednesday, Dec. 27,7:30 p.m. It's fun and games time.
Join us at a member's home for an evening of Jellybean
Poker where cheating is a must! Cost: $2 per person.
Monday, Dec. 26, 9:30 a.m. Enjoy an invigorating bike
ride in Juno Beach followed by brunch. Cost: $1 for tip plus
your own brunch fare.
Wed., Dec. 28, 5 p.m. Get together to enjoy the Happy
Hour at Studebaker's. Join us for buffet, drinks and good
company. Cost: $1 for tip plus small entry fee and your own
Saturday, Dec. 31,8:30 p.m. until the wee hours. Celebrate
New Year's Eve until the week hours with fun, food and
favors. BYOB set-ups provided. Cost: JCC members $15:
non members $17. Reservations necessary by Dec. 28.
Saturday, Dec. 24,8 p.m. You're invited to a "Winter
Warm Up" dance at the Airport Hilton Hotel (150
Australian Ave., West Palm Beach). Join us for good music,
D.J., dancing, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and special guest
entertainment. Come by yourself, bring your friends, be
part of a wonderful "evening out." Cost, including two
drinks, is $18 per person for JCC members and $22 per
person for non members.
For more information, please contact theJewish Community Center, 689-
Jewish Family and Children's
Service. Persons 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 684-
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.
"Quality Care & Medi-
cine" with Gert Friedman,
Specialist in disease preven-
tion and wellness, from the
PBCC. Directions and choices
available to you in today's
medical system. Dates: Mon-
days at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on
January 9, 16, 23 and 30. Fee:
$2. Please call Julia for a reser-
vation at 582-7360.
We Get Letters
"Dear Jean:
It is with deep regret that I
have to send in my resignation
as a member of the Jewish
Community Center. My hus-
band passed away. I have
moved to California and have
taken a permanent residence
here. I want to thank you for
letting me be part of your
great lovable Center. I shall
always think of the sweet
memories of its membership.
Every ending has a new begin-
ning and so my beginning will
be to find a new center in
being a volunteer once again.
With best regards to you and
the membership.
Lee Blumenthal
Kindergarten registration for
the 1989/90 school will
open January 3, 1989
Kindergarten 8th grade
Jewish Studies/Hebrew language
Hot kosher lunch included in tuition
Tuition assistance
After school cars
Small pupil.teacher ratio
Personalized, creative instruction by a loving,
caring staff
Enriched general education including three "R s",
Science, Social Studies, Physical Education,
Music, Art
Computer Labratory all grades
For more information, or to receive a registration packet, call the school, 585-2227
5801 Parker Avenue % Dr. Nissim M. Elbaz
West Palm Beach, FL 33405 Executive Director
The JCDS is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and is a
beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Inc.

Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 23, 1988
Repressing Memories Helps Holocaust Survivors
HAIFA, Israel Could
Freud have gotten it all
New research on sleep and
dreaming indicates that people
who suffer traumatic experi-
ences like Holocaust survi-
vors cope better later in life
if they actively deny and
repress all memories of the
This startling finding is the
result of an extensive study of
Holocaust survivors and their
sleep patterns conducted at
the Sleep Laboratory at Tech-
nion-Israel Institute of Tech-
nology in Haifa.
The findings were revealed
at the Ninth European Con-
gress on Sleep Research in
Jerusalem September 4 to 9,
by Prof. Peretz Lavie, head of
the Sleep Laboratory at Tech-
nion's Faculty of Medicine and
chairman of the Congress's
organizing committee. Sleep
researchers from around the
world attended.
The results of the study
directly contradict current
treatment practices such as
those based on Sigmund
Freud's theory of psychoanaly-
According to Freud and his
followers, trauma victims
should be encouraged to speak
as much as possible about their
experiences. Dreams, Freud
felt, provide the "royal road to
the unconscious" where mem-
ories and wishes are stored.
Therefore the analysis of
dreams plays an important
part in treatment as dreams
reveal the emotional damage
caused by events too awful to
Yet the Technion study
reveals that Holocaust survi-
vors who were found to have
adjusted well not only recall
their dreams far less than
others, but when they do
recall, it is mostly of trivial,
mundane matters.
Most well-adjusted survi-
vors, therefore, have somehow
managed to repress memories
of the Holocaust and, in fact,
have almost no recall of
The research, conducted by
doctoral student Hanna
Kaminer under the supervision
of Professor Peretz Lavie,
caused a stir at the Congress.
Prof. Lavie was recently
elected a member of the Board
of the American Society for
Sleep Research.
The research project was
funded by the income from a
$500,000 bequest to the Amer-
ican Society For Technion
from the estate of Lawrence
Deutsch and Lloyd Rigler, who
were business partners in Los
Thirty three subjects were
studied 23 Holocaust survi-
vors and 10 control subjects.
Of the 23,11 survived the Nazi
concentration camps and 12
spent most of the time in hid-
ing or constantly moving in
fear of their lives. All 23 emi-
grated to Israel soon after the
war. The control group con-
sisted of 10 Israeli-born indi-
viduals who had no history of
Following clinical interviews
and a battery of psychiatric
tests, the survivors were div-
ided into two groups according
to how well they adjusted to
daily life and their coping style
more than 40 years later.
A person was considered
"well-adjusted" if he had not
suffered marital or family
problems or undue problems at
work, had no major physical or
mental complaints and
expressed general satisfaction
with daily life.
By "coping style" the
researchers had reference to
the frequency with which vivid
memories intruded or were
avoided in the person's daily
life or in dreams.
All subjects spent four
nights at the Sleep Lab. Using
polysomnographic recordings,
subjects were awakened sev-
eral times when they showed
signs of dreaming. The Israeli-
born subjects remembered
eight to nine out of ten
dreams. Ill-coping survivors
remembered about 60 percent
of their dreams, which were
found to contain a high level of
self-oriented hostility and anx-
iety about death.
Candle Lighting Time
Dec. 23 5:17 p.m.
Dec. 30 5:22 p.m.
In sharp contrast, the well-
adjusted survivors recalled
their dreams only 30 percent
of the time, and most did not
recall dreaming at all.
Further, the few dreams
they did recall were qualita-
tively different from the
others: they were shorter,
devoid of emotional content
and dealt only with trivial
The results indicate that the
better-adjusted survivors were
not allowing their memories of
the Holocaust to intrude into
their dreams.
Referring to Holocaust sur-
vivors, Prof. Lavie said that
"maybe it is better to let them
alone and not follow current
psychiatric wisdom of facing
trauma head on."
European Community has
awarded its Museum Prize to
the Jewish Museum of Amster-
The prize, a statuette by the
sculptor Joan Mir and $5,000
cash, will be presented to the
museum next May 9 in Stras-
bourg, seat of the Parliament
of Europe, the 12-nation Euro-
pean Community's legislative
The Jewish Museum has
occupied new premises here
since May 1987. It is located in
the completely restored for-
mer Ashkenazic main syna-
gogue on Jonas Daniel Meyer
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Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
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Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Joel Chazin. Cantor Abraham Koster. 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
334IK. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg. Cantor
Earl ,1. 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 33411. Phone 798-8888. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. Beck.
TEMPLE KMANU-EL: 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
jrtreet, 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
14982. 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
K 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
klhot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
ttttle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
'L 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
Israel Rushes
Aid To Armenia
TEL AVIV (JTA)-Israel is
rushing disaster relief to
earthquake-ravaged Soviet
It includes medical aid,
Israel Defense Force field hos-
pitals and special equipment
for removing rubble. The IDF
is sending dogs trained to sniff
out buried bodies and giant air
bags capable of lifting concrete
blocks weighing many tons.
An air force Boeing 707 took
of recently for Yerevan, the
Armenian capital, with 40 doc-
tors, medics, experienced res-
cue teams and tons of supplies.
The Magen David Adorn,
Israel's Red Cross equivalent,
will fly trained personnel,
blood and plasma to the region
on Monday. The blood was
collected in a countrywide
emergency campaign the MDA
conducted over the weekend.
Israel is one of many coun-
tries responding to the disas-
ter, which is believed to have
taken more than 100,000 lives
and left hundreds of thousands
of others injured or homeless.
The Turkish government
cooperated with the Israeli
effort by allowing the Israeli
relief plane to make the four-
hour flight over its territory.
The Soviet authorities
responded quickly and thank-
fully to Israel's prompt offer of
assistance. They asked only
one condition that the IDF
personnel travel in civilian
Synagogue News
Check Presented To Soviets to noon
Meanwhile, American Jew-
ish organizations are assisting
in the relief effort.
The following officers were
elected to the Beth Kodesh
Men's Club: President, Bud
Filer; Vice President, Lou
Rassner; Treasurer, Ben Katz;
Secretary, Ben Schwartz; and
Chaplain, Rabbi Joel Chazin.
Membership will include
members as well as non-
members of the Congregation
with dues set at $10 per year,
payable as of Jan. 1, 1989.
Although membership will
be comprised of men only,
ladies will be invited on special
The next meeting of the Club
will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8,
1989 at 9:30 a.m. in the Beth
Kodesh Social Hall.
Both members and non-
members of the Congregation
are invited.
Sisterhood is presenting an
all-star concert on Sunday
evening, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in
the Temple. Appearing will be
Harriet Ormont, soloist; Dor-
othy Golin; accompanied by Cy
Greene at the piano. Tickets
for this concert are available
through the Temple office any
week-day morning from 9 a.m.
In Washington, B'nai B'rith
International presented a
check for $1,500 in disaster aid
Friday to Oleg Derkofsky, a
counselor at the Soviet
In New York, the American
Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee has announced the
establishment of an "Open
Mailbox for Armenian Earth-
quake Relief."
Donations for non-sectarian
relief may be sent to Armenian
Mailbox, American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee,
711 Third Ave., New York,
N.Y. 10017.
In Boston, the American
Jewish World Service is also
reportedly accepting contribu-
tions. Its address is 729 Boyl-
ston St., Boston, Mass. 02116.
Other Jewish organizations
have sent moral support.
In New York, the American
Jewish Committee sent a mes-
sage of "deep friendship and
solidarity" with the Armenian
people Friday to Archbishop
Torkom Manogian, primate of
the Armenian Church Diocese
in New York.
Meanwhile, little is known
about the fate of the 1,000
Jews said to live in Armenia.
Most live in Yerevan, which
suffered less severe damage.
Gilman, Sylvia, 74, of Palm Beach.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
Globus, Leah, of West Palm Beach.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
Nodelman, Martin, 77, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens & Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach. Funeral
in Brooklyn, N.Y.
New member Sabbath will
be observed on Friday evening
Dec. 27 at 8 p.m., at which
time approximately thirty-five
member families who joined
the temple during 1988 will be
Highlights of the evening
will include presentation of
gifts to the new members,
introduction of the board of
trustees and a festive Oneg
Shabbat. Services, will be con-
ducted by Rabbi Randall J.
Konigsburg and Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff, and will include read-
ings chosen especially for the
occasion. Guests are welcome
to attend.
On Friday night, Dec. 23, at
8:15 p.m. temple will hold a
traditional guitar service,
arranged by Cantor Howard
Dardashti, with selected origi-
nal compositions.
Cantor Howard Dardashti
will perform this service in
honor of the out-going presi-
dent Mrs. Sydelle R. Golden-
On Saturday, Dec. 24, at
9 a.m. The Dardashti Brothers
will share the pulpit in Haz-
zanut; Cantors Sarid and How-
ard Dardashti.
On Friday evening Dec. 23,
at 8 p.m. Shabbat Service will
be conducted by Rabbi Howard
Shapiro. His sermon will be
"This is What Their Father
Said to Them." Cantor Stuart
Pittle will lead the congrega-
tion in songs. Everyone is wel-
Rabbi Joel Levine will con-
duct an Adult Education Sab-
bath on Friday evening, Dec.
23, at 8 p.m.
Rabbi Levine will focus on
the topic; "Christmas without
Chanukah: a special message
for parents and grandpar-
Temple Judea has planned a
Young Families Dinner and
Evening of Israeli Dancing for
Saturday evneing, Dec. 24
from 5-9 p.m. in Meyer Hall.
Shulameet Kivel, Israeli
dance instructor at Camp
Raman in Palmer, Mass., will
lead folk dancing. Psychologi-
cally, this time of the year can
be a difficult one for Jewish
families. Anyone desiring to
participate should contact the
Temple office.
Sisterhood, at a regular
meeting at the Temple on Dec.
28, at 10:30 a.m!, will have a
guest speaker from Jewish
Family & Children's Service;
subject: "Long Distance
Grandparenting. Coffee and
cake. Guests welcome.
Synopsis Of
The Weekly Torah Portion
. .. "And Israel stretched out his right hand, and
laid it upon Ephraim 's head, who was the younger,
and his left hand upon Manasseh's head"
(Gen. 1,8. U).
VAYEHI Jacob lived in Egypt 17 years. On his
death bed, he blessed his sons, predicting the
destiny of the tribes that were to descend from
each of them. Ephraim and Manasseh, Joseph's
two sons, were included in the roster of Jacob's
sons, the heads of future tribes. Jacob died; the Egyptian
physicians embalmed his body, after the custom of the country.
Jacob was buried in the land of Canaan, in the Cave of Machpelah,
together with his ancestors.
Joseph continued to provide for his brothers after their father's
death. Before his own death, Joseph made his brothers swear that
when they returned to Canaan they would take his bones with
them to the Promised Land. Joseph died; meanwhile, his
embalmed body was placed in a coffin, awaiting the return to
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law it extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume It available
at 75 Maiden Lane, New York, N.Y. 10038.)

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