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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BEACH
COUNTY
Super Sunday '89 Needs Volunteers
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Volume 15 Number 8
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Price 40 Cents
Popular and Renowned Safam
To Perform For Community Dinner
To Dine, To Dance, To Cele-
brate is the theme of this
year's Community Dinner
Dance, to be held Sunday,
March 12 at the Breakers
Hotel in West Palm Beach.
The musical agenda of the
evening is the ingredient that
will make it all sensational.
The Dinner Dance this year
will feature not one, but two
music groups: Safam, one of
the most popular and innova-
tive musical groups of the
Modern Jewish scene, and the
Ted Martin Orchestra, a local
Miami orchestra.
Safam, Hebrew for mous-
tache, is a six-man band from
Boston. The group has been at
the forefront of the renaiss-
ance in Jewish music in Amer-
ica since their beginning in
1974. Their original composi-
tions and arrangements have
become their trademark and
have catapulted them to
national recognition as leaders
on the Jewish-American music
scene.
"Uplifting" is the word most
commonly applied to Safam's
music. Celebrating such
themes as peace, brotherhood,
family, children and love,
Safam also deals with more
serious matters like amnesty
and Soviet Jewry. Their musi-
cal styles range from folk-life
ballads to rock and roll, dixie-
land to melodies with tradi-
tional characteristics.
"I think people will be more
than delighted with this year's
choice of entertainment," said
Judy Messing, Dinner Dance
Co-Chair. "I was loaned sev-
eral of Safam's tapes when the
committee was deciding on the
evening's entertainment and I
refuse to part with them now,"
she continued. "I can not get
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into my car without putting
them in the tape deck. I just
hope they'll sell their tapes
after the show because I know
everyone will want one."
Stacey Levy, Co-Chair,
added, "Their music just does
something to you. They have
some English and some
Hebrew songs and people
leave their concerts on such a
high. Listening to their music
is such an uplifting experi-
ence," she said. "Community
members who attend this
year's Dinner Dance are in for
a great experience. By attend-
ing, not only will they be sup-
porting the programs of the
Jewish Federation, but they
will be treated to a rare Jewish
musical sensation."
With six albums to date,
Safam has touched listeners
with original hits like Jerusa-
lem, Judah Macabbee, World
of Our Fathers and Yamit. Of
all their original compositions,
Leaving Mother Russia best
embodies Safam's rare ability
to reach their audience with
their characteristic strength
and compassion.
The Ted Martin Orchestra
Continued on Page 7
Moscow Jewish
Center Opens
Safam, a six-man band from Boston, will perform at the
Community Dinner Dance on March 12.
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) -
The Jewish Cultural Center
that opened in Moscow,
though certainly welcome, has
not garnered rave reviews
among Soviet Jews or their
supporters in the West.
But those who want some-
thing Jewish of substance
in the Soviet Union, are quick
to acknowledge this center as
a first step.
"At the moment, it's all
they've got," said Glenn Rich-
ter, national coordinator of the
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry.
But Richter and others
pointed out one ominous note,
that the much-reviled Anti-
Zionist Committee of the
Soviet Public has not been
disbanded, despite promises
that it was.
This fact tempered the opti-
mism over the center and of
the recent articles in the
Soviet press supporting Jew-
ish life and aspirations.
Last week, the Soviet Com-
munist Party weekly, Argu-
ments and Facts, published a
long article by the co-chairman
of the Anti-Zionist Committee,
Gen. David Dragunsky, attack-
ing the cultural center.
Richter said last week that
"although Jewish activists in
Russia have a very small say in
this cultural center, it's far
from adequate."
But hoping that it one day
will, leaders of Soviet Jewry
groups in the United States
flocked to the opening, to rub
shoulders with foreign ambas-
sadors and refuseniks.
Super Sunday Gears Up;
Preparations Underway
Preparations for Super
Sunday '89 are vigorously
underway and some super co-
ordinators are now gearing up
for what is anticipated will
become the most successful
Super Sunday phon-a-thon to
date.
On April 2, hundreds of vol-
unteers will join together at
the Airport Hilton in West
Palm Beach for a day of festiv-
ities, phone calls and fun. As
part of a continuous push to
energize the 1989 Jewish
Federation/UJA Campaign,
volunteers' phoning will reach
thousands of area Jews to
encourage them to help
embrace Jewish lives, both
locally and worldwide.
In order to create a success-
ful event that will not only
raise new dollars for local
needs but will provide an
opportunity for volunteers to
help out while enjoying them-
selves, Super Sunday co-
ordinators are busily setting
the stage, organizing behind
the scenes and recruiting more
and more people to join in the
day.
DECORATIONS
A sense of excitement and
fun is the feeling volunteers
will experience when they
enter the main telephone room
at the Airport Hilton on Sun-
day, April 2, according to Patti
Abramson, who is in charge of
the arrangements. Festive
colors, plenty of phones and
dangling phone cords will be
the theme of the day to remind
everyone of the importance of
phone calls and what the con-
tributions they bring in will do
to help improve the lives of
Jews everywhere.
Working closely with Mrs.
Abramson is Karen List. To-
gether, with the hotel, they are
coordinating the room's decor
Continued on Page 8
Yuli Edelshtein became the
first former prisoner of Zion to
return to the Soviet Union,
returning from his home in
Israel to participate in the his-
tory-making event.
Leibler, vice president of the
World Jewish Congress, is the
main person responsible for
the Solomon Mikhoels Jewish
Cultural Center.
Both Micah Naftalin, the
executive director of the Union
of Councils for Soviet Jews,
and the group's president,
Pamela Cohen, were there, as
were Shoshana Cardin, chair-
woman of the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry,
and Myrna Shinbaum, the
National Conference's out-
going director.
Shinbaum, in a telephone
conversation from Vienna,
characterized Sunday night's
event as a mixture of joy and
caution.
Shinbaum described a tumul-
tuous scene at Taganskaya
Square, in which hundreds of
people packed the inadequate
theater that was most recently
the Moscow Jewish Musical
Theater and which accommo-
dates only 300.
Outside, teeming crowds
gathered to witness history,
dancing horas and singing in
Hebrew.
The five-hour program,
Continued on Page 7


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 24, 1989
Leadership Development
Participants Spend Shabbat
Participants in the Leader-
ship Development Program
and Leadership Development
committee members attended
a kosher Shabbat family din-
ner, Feb. 10, at the Airport
Hilton in West Palm Beach.
This traditional Friday even-
ing meal was preceded by the
lighting of Shabbat candles,
chanting of the Kiddush over
the wine and the "hamotzi"
over the challah.
It was a wonderful learning
experience, according to Betsy
Cohen, Chair of the dinner.
She explained, "The purpose
was to provide an opportunity
for young adults to experience
a Shabbat dinner with their
family and friends. It also gave
them a chance to relax, social-
ize and meet new people."
Ms. Cohen's impressions
were shared by others who
attended the dinner. "There
was such a warm spirit in the
room," said Elaine Weber,
currently a participant in the
Leadership Development pro-
gram. "I really felt as though I
belonged to the community."
Mike Ross and his wife
Sharon, brought their son
to the dinner so they could
all share in the Shabbat ex-
perience. "All the kids had a
great time, laughing and play-
ing," stated Mr. Ross. "I feel
it's important that they be
made aware of the traditions
of our culture and religion at
an early age."
Chairs Expect Record Turn Out
At Eastpointe Dinner
We Hope To See You
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A Program Meeting
Sponsored By
Women's Division
Business & Professional Group
March 1, 1989
Palm Hotel
630 Clearwater Park Road
West Palm Beach
7 p.m. 9:80 p.m.
Convert $10 per person
Includes Dessert and Program
For reservations call Faye Nelson,
Director Women's Division, Jewish Federation, 8S2-2120
Residents of Eastpointe, in
Palm Beach Gardens, are plan-
ning their Gala Dinner Dance
for Thursday, March 23, 6:30
p.m. at the Jupiter Hilton. The
annual celebration is held in
support of the 1989 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
Campaign which helps meet
local needs as well as provide
programs and services for
Jews in Israel and 33 countries
around the world.
Three couples, Perle and
Monroe Potash, Pearl and
Alvin Schottenfeld and Elaine
and David Ginsberg, have been
appointed as this year's Co-
Chairs by Irving Mazer, Gen-
eral Campaign Chair. They
have been working hard to
make the $800 minimum gift
dinner event a huge success.
"This year the dinner dance
will be a bit more elegant than
in past years," explained Mr.
Potash. "The Jupiter Hilton is
a great location and I'm look-
ing forward to a record turn-
out."
Monroe Potash has been
active in the Eastpointe cam-
paign for several years and is
Chairman for the second con-
secutive year. A seasonal resi-
dent of South Florida for 17
years, he is a past President of
Temple Emanuel in Patterson,
New Jersey and served as Vice
President of the Miriam Cen-
ter for the Aged in Clifton,
N.J. He is also active in the
local Jewish Federation and
has received many honors
from Israel Bonds.
Perle Potash is also serving
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Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Hunters Run Set To Sail
For Gala-at-Sea
The Viking Princess is wait-
ing to whisk you off on a
specially chartered cruise with
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County for the Hunters
Run Gala-at-Sea.
On March 8, buses will leave
from the Hunters Run Club-
house in Boynton Beach to
take you to the Port of Palm
Beach where a tropical steel-
band will welcome you aboard
the 421-foot cruise ship. On
behalf of the 1989 Jewish Fed-
eration/UJA Campaign, the
entire community is invited to
join with Hunters Run resi-
dents for a day of festivities,
activities and fine dining while
sailing on the breezy Atlantic
Ocean.
"In the past, the Gala has
been a highlight of the Hun-
ters Run Campaign season.
This year's event is quite uni-
que," said Fred Brenner, Hun-
ters Run Campaign Chair.
"We hope to pack the whole
ship with friends and neigh-
bors, all cruising together in
support of the Campaign
drive."
Sailing time is set for 6 p.m.
and festivities will begin imme-
diately upon boarding with
music and hors d'oeuvres and
cocktails in all four bars
aboard the ship.
An early and late seating
have been scheduled for din-
ner. Each will include a deli-
cious menu and exciting floor
show. A casino on deck will
open a half-hour after sailing
and a feature length film will
be shown in the ship's cinema.
"We've been looking for-
ward to this cruise for a long
time," said Tom Strasser,
Gala-at-Sea Co-Chair. "Reser-
vations have begun to pour in
and everyone seems to be
excited about spending such a
fun day aboard a ship in sup-
port of the Jewish Federation
Campaign."
Buses will leave at 4:30 p.m.
from the Hunters Run Club-
house and return after the ship
docks at midnight. Couvert is
$80 per person and includes
dinner, drinks, port tax, grat-
uities and transportation to
and from the port. Your own
state room is available for an
additional $25. A minimum
$550 gift to the 1989 Jewish
Federation/UJA Campaign is
required to attend.
For more information, con-
tact Debbie Hammer, Direc-
tor, Boynton Beach Office,
Jewish Federation, 737-0746.
The Future in Education:
The Task Force On Jewish Education
Contacts Community For Upcoming Study
By LORI SCHULMAN
The Task Force on Jewish
Education has just completed
an important assignment as
part of the community-wide
study on Jewish education cur-
rently underway in Palm
Beach County.
In consultation with the
New York based Jewish Edu-
cation Service of North Amer-
ica (JESNA), the four sub-
committees of the local Task
Force recently compiled a
wide range of questions on
issues and programs of Jewish
education provided here and
forwarded them to the experts
at JESNA.
JESNA will then refine and
develop the community's ques-
tions into questionnaires, sur-
veys and interview guides that
will enable Task Force mem-
bers to elicit the most indepth
answers possible from study
respondents.
After hundreds of question-
naires have been distributed to
the community, personal inter-
views conducted and educa-
tional surveys completed, the
final step will follow JESNA's
evaluation of the collected
data. From information accu-
mulated during the study,
JESNA will draft a report
from which Task Force mem-
bers hope to propose solutions
REMINDER
Falls
Country
Club
Inaugural
Federation Day
Friday,
February 24
to the educational needs deter-
mined by this community.
"Many Task Force members
are convinced that we, as a
community, can greatly and
dramatically improve the deli-
very of our educational ser-
vices here," said Dr. Elizabeth
Shulman, Chair of the Task
Force on Jewish Education.
"We feel confident that if we
reach the right people, ask the
right questions and listen care-
fully to the responses, then
solutions that fit precisely with
our particular community and
with the people who live here
will naturally emerge," she
continued.
Working closely with
JESNA in formulating the
study questions has been the
Task Force Steering Commit-
tee, comprised of the Chairs of
each subcommittee: Marvin
Rosen, Chair of Inter-In-
stitutional Cooperative Ef-
forts; Zelda Mason, Chair of
Teens and College-age Youth
and their Families, plus Co-
Chair Kari Ellison; Rabbi
Howard Shapiro, Chair of Jew-
ish Education for Children and
their Families; and Nathan
Kosowski, Chair of Streng-
thening the Pool of Personnel
for Jewish Education.
In order to capture the
essence and individual flavor
of each sub-committee, Rabbi
David Shluker, Director of the
Department of Community
Consultation and Planning for
JESNA, visited the Palm
Beaches several times last
year to meet with the sub-
committees as they formulated
questions specific to each area
of the study.
The Task Force is comprised
of a wide cross section of com-
munity members as well as top
leadership from the Jewish
Federation, local Synagogues,
Federation Beneficiary Agen-
cies, the Board of Rabbis and
the Educators Council. Task
Force members have worked
closely with the community,
speaking before the Boards of
the Beneficiary Agencies and
synagogues to apprise them of
the process during the prepar-
ation for the study.
"The Task Force began as a
community effort because of
its broad membership, which
represents every area of the
community," Dr. Shulman
explained. "No one of these
bodies carries any more
weight than any other. The
Jewish Federation is providing
a forum in which all the differ-
ent shareholders in this com-
munity's educational enter-
Continued on Page 13
Poinciana Place Luncheon
Over 100 Poinciana Place residents attended a luncheon recently
at Temple Beth Sholom in Lake Worth in support of the 1989
Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign. Albert G. Effrat (middle)
was the guest speaker. Co-Chair Jules KUsvan (left) and Chair
Milton Sharon are also pictured. Pictured below are Poinciana
residents enjoying lunch.
Women's Division
Of The Jewish Federation
Of Palm Beach County
invites you to an
Open Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 1989
9:30 a.m.
Palm Beach Airport Hilton
Featuring
Rabbi Leonid Feldman
For more information, contact Faye Nelson, Director
Women's Division. Jewish Federation. 832-2120.
HOLD THE DATE
You Are Invited To Participate In The
1989 Annual Middle East Conference
NEW CHALLENGES FACING ISRAEL
Sunday, March 19,1989
9:00 AM. 2:00 P.M.
Temple Judea
Featured Speakers
Dr. Aaron Miller
Bertram Korn
Ralph Nurnberger
Rahamin Timor
For more information, contact Marcy Meyers,
Middle East Conference Staff Coordinator,
Jewish Federation, 832-2120.
Reminder
The Fourth Annual
Boynton Beach Happening Luncheon
Thursday, March 2, 1989
Hunters Run Clubhouse
Noon
Aberdeen
Banyan Springs
Bent Tree East
Bent Tree West
Brighton
Chanteclair
Fairmont
Greentree
For Residents Of
The Meadows
Mirror Lakes
Oakwood
Palm Chase
Palm Chase lakes
Parkwalk
Pinetree
Rainbow Lakes
Leisureville Estates of Silverlake
Limetree Sun Valley
Village Royale On The Green
Minimum Contribution $50.
Luncheon Couvert $10.
In support of the
1989 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County/
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
For more information, contact Fran Witt,
Jewish Federation, Boynton Beach office, 737-0746


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 24, 1989
Hungarian Thaw
The continuing news of a diplomatic thaw
emanating from Hungary seems to be on track
with the Soviet Union's recent posture.
In a series of announcements, the Eastern
European nation has intimated that diplo-
matic ties with Israel will be restored by late
spring or early summer. Hungary has relaxed
its exclusion of Hebrew from the school
system and now allows it to be offered in some
of Budapest's high schools on par with English
and Russian.
Additionally, the first institute for Judaic
studies in that part of the world is located at
the University of Budapest. At the only
rabbinical seminary located in the Eastern
bloc, training will be offered to potential
teachers of Judaica as well as to clergy.
Given the pariah status attached to Israel
for its refusal to negotiate with the Palestine
Liberation Organization following Yasir
Arafat's declaration which recognized Israel
and renounced terrorism, these warming
trends can only work towards Israel's benefit.
Human Rights Report
It is an example of bitter irony that Israel's
restraint in dealing with the intifada in
the administered territories has resulted in
American recriminations.
Had the Jewish state adopted truly brutish
practices against the civil disturbance as in
the case elsewhere in the Arab world then
the 14-month-old uprising might well have
been contained and resolved by now.
Instead of crushing the rebellion, Israel has
attempted to deal with it. Granted, an armed
force is not necessarily trained to respond
appropriately to civilians throwing firebombs
and natural rock missiles.
But what needs to be stressed is that
the force meted out to IDF foot soldiers
can be deadly force, no matter the age of the
agitator.
It is curious that of all the nations measured
in the newly released "Country Reports on
Human Rights Practices," Israel received the
lengthiest coverage despite the caveats of its
otherwise sterling record as the lone demo-
cratic state in that region of the world.
It should be noted that it is the very fact of
Israel's open society that leaves it vulnerable
to indictment.
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Auschwitz The Symbol Of Anti-Semitism
By RABBI
MARC H. TANENBAUM
The announcement last
week by European Catholic
authorities that the Carmelite
convent is being moved away
from the grounds of Auschwitz
to a nearby new center is a
constructive move in the right
direction.
In 1984, 10 Carmelite nuns
took over a former Nazi ware-
house in Auschwitz in which
Zyklon-B gas was stored for
use in gas chambers.
They converted the ware-
house into a convent to pray
for "martyrs and the uncon-
verted."
Nowhere in their fund-
raising literature did they
refer to the Nazi's massacre of
more than a million Jews in
that death camp.
Jews clearly are not opposed
to the Carmelite's prayers.
And most Jews understood the
appropriateness of their hon-
oring Polish Catholic victims
of Nazism.
But Auschwitz was built by
the Nazis for the primary pur-
pose of exterminating Euro-
pean Jews. Rather than an act
of reconciliation, the convent
became a gesture of appropria-
tion.
Significantly, five leading
European cardinals, the Vati-
can, and Pope John Paul II
himself have understood the
central symbolic meaning of
Auschwitz to the Jewish peo-
ple.
Contrary to earlier misin-
formed reports, they have
finally persuaded the Carmel-
ite nuns to move their convent
to a new center of prayer and
study, but off the blood-soaked
grounds of Auschwitz.
As the Pope declared to sur-
viving Polish Jews last year,
Auschwitz is a monument to
barbarism and anti-Semitism
and it must remain intact as a
sign and witness to all man-
kind.
Letter To The Editor
Friday. February 24,1989
Volume 15
EDITOR:
The life imprisonment sen-
tence with no chance of parole
that was imposed on Jonathan
Pollard, and the five year sen-
tence of his wife, Anne, is
unjust and without conscience.
The stench of anti-Semitism in
this case is reminiscent of the
infamous Dreyfus case.
After sentencing, Jonathan
Pollard was incarcerated in a
mental ward; then, for the past
few years, in solitary confine-
ment in a windowless cell, with
prison conditions drastically
different than other prisoners
convicted of similar crimes. He
is held incommunicado the
only American prisoner so
held. His outgoing mail is not
posted, including mail to his
parents. Harvard Law school
Professor Alan Dershowitz has
been prevented by the govern-
ment from representing Pol-
lard by requesting that the
attorney sign a document bar-
ring him from disclosing any
information he obtains as Pol-
lard's attorney.
Anne's five year sentence
could turn out to be a death
sentence. She has been denied
necessary medical care, and
been chained hands and feet to
her bed.
In contrast: John Walker, a
naval officer, and members of
his family, spied for the Soviet
Union for 17 years. Walker
will be eligible for parole in 10
years. Sgt. Clayton Lonetree
was convicted of passing onto
the KGB the names and photo-
graphs of U.S. Intelligence
operatives working in the S.U.
Lonetree is eligible for parole
in 10 years.
There are others who have
seriously compromised our na-
tional security. All will be eligi-
ble for parole after a few
years. All except Jonathan
Pollard who has never been
charged with damaging U.S.
security.
What is Pollard's 'crime'?
He gave to Israel information
which helped to save countless
lives, while Walker's crime
took lives. The information
Pollard divulged was not about
the United States. It was
information vital to Israel's
security and which, as an ally,
Israel was entitled to under
agreements with our country.
There is a vast difference
between spying for an ally and
saving lives, and spying for an
iron-door country and taking
lives.
The Pollard case cries out
for equal justice. The facts
must be re-evaluated. Both of
these tortured humans have
already more than paid for
their "crime."
The pursuit of justice is the
foundation of Judaism.
TOBY FEINMAN WILK
Lake Worth, FL
Openness Recommended
Between IDF, Media
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) A spe-
cial committee has recom-
mended measures to expedite
the flow of information from
the Israel Defense Force to the
news media.
the IDF should be restricted
only by security considera-
tions, not by what might
embarrass the army.
The report was critical of
current policy, which it said is
to provide information only if
1AJ UlUtlUC IIIIUI IIIOUUii .-j -
The committee, headed by its publication serves the in-
Maj. Gen. Shlomo Gazit, stated terests of the IDF. Otherwise
that the guiding principles of it is kept secret.
the military spokesman should The report called for
be openness, independence reduced supervision over the
and political neutrality.
The report was submitted to
the IDF chief of staff, Lt. Gen.
Dan Shomron.
The report stressed that "in
a democratic society, it is out
of order to use the media to
manipulate public opinion."
One recommendation calls
news media, particularly mili-
tary correspondents, and the
avoidance of politics.
It called for better coordina-
tion of information between
the northern, central and
southern commands, with the
goal of getting news to media
faster.
Shomron, meanwhile, was
s^k^m-n- Vr g theLIDF scheduled for a 12-day visit to
OfSri nf Jl2 W'th thC tHe United State8 M ^ fl
sL^th. iarycensoru oftheus-Jointchiefs
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Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
AJC Urges AIDS Ed Programs
NEW YORK (JTA) The American Jewish Committee's
New York chapter is urging the development of a drug
abuse treatment and education program to curb the spread
of AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome an
invariably fatal disease.
It has called on schools, religious institutions, public and
private organizations and the media to cooperate in the
undertaking.
The call for action is the result of a year of special
committee meetings with experts in the fields of medicine,
insurance and social work.
Sam Hoffenberg Dead At 76
PARIS (JTA) Sam-Henry Hoffenberg, a former B'nai
B'rith president for France and a participant in the
Warsaw ghetto uprising, died here Monday after a long
bout with cancer. He was 76.
Hoffenberg was B'nai B'rith's permanent representative
to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization since 1971.
He spearheaded the 1987 campaign that resulted in
UNESCO's landmark recognition of the importance of
maintaining the Yiddish language.
"He was a vigorous and capable defender of Isarel in an
often hostile and anti-Semitic forum," recalled Seymour
Reich, B'nai B'rith International president, in a statement.
Hoffenberg was a Holocaust survivor who was active in
the Warsaw ghetto resistance organization. Benjamin
Meed, president of the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Organi-
zation, remembered that Hoffenberg, "a serious man,"
always attended WAGRO conferences in Jerusalem.
Forest Things First For Leaders
JERUSALEM (JTA) Members of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
planted fresh pine saplings in the Jewish National Fund's
IDF Forest on Jerusalem's southern limits recently.
Moshe Rivlin, chairman of the JNF Board of Directors,
told the participants that JNF had already planted 2.3
milHon trees out of the 3 million planned for this season.
He said that JNF plans to plant the remaining 700,000
trees by the end of the month and thus finish the Tree-for-
a-Tree Campaign instituted after last summer's devastat-
ing arson attacks on Israeli forests.
At the planting session, Seymour Reich, chairman of the
Conference of Presidents, said that "the next generation of
American Jewry has to replant in the United States a new
sense of urgency and excitement about afforestation in
Israel."
PLO Statement Fails In UN
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) The Palestine Liberation
Organization has failed in its two-week attempt to convince
United Nations Security Council members to agree on a
statement critical of tough new measures by Israel in the
administered territories.
Security Council members were unable to reach the
consensus necessary for a statement, after the United
States said a draft was one-sided and should be rewritten
to call for restraint on both sides of the 14-month-old
Palestinian uprising.
The United States is one of five permanent members of
the council, each with the power to veto resolutions.
Any move to break the stalemate will have to wait until
the new president of the Security Council, Ambassador Jai
Pratap Rana of Nepal, sets an agenda for the coming
weeks. Rana's one-month term as president began last
week.
Test-Tube Triplets Born
TEL AVIV (JTA) A woman implanted with frozen
embryos gave birth to triplets recently, the second test-
tube birth in Israel within 24 hours.
The 37-year-old mother from Rishon le-Zion thereby
upstaged a woman from Ashkelon who bore twin boys from
frozen embryos a day earlier.
The triplets, boys, were delivered by Caesarean section
at Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Tzrifin. Their birth weights
were 3.1, 3.3 and 3.7 pounds.
The woman, who has an 8-year-old son, was unable to
conceive again and was treated for infertility. Her ova
were removed, fertilized and stored in deep freeze until she
was medically ready for implantation.
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 24, 1989
U.S. Says No To Break In Dialogue With PLO
NEW YORK (JTA) The
United States is not prepared
to break off its dialogue with
the Palestine Liberation
Organization, despite urging
by Israel to do so.
Secretary of State James
Baker indicated, however, that
attacks on Israeli military or
civilian targets, inside or out-
side of Israel, would deeply
trouble the Bush administra-
tion.
The State Department
apparently has decided that a
clash between Israeli troops
and Palestinian infiltrators a
week ago did not fit that cate-
gory.
The Israel Embassy in
Washington appealed to the
United States to break off con-
tacts established with the PLO
on Dec. 15 by former Secret-
ary of State George Shultz.
The State Department
remained non-committal over
whether the incident breached
the agreement reached with
the PLO last year.
Baker, speaking to reporters
aboard his Air Force jet, was
making his first public com-
ment on the issue. He said the
department was still in the
process of gathering informa-
tion about the episode.
"And we are not prepared to
say at this time thai this con-
stitutes an action by the PLO
which would cause us to break
off the dialogue."
He added, "We made the
point that actions such as this,
directed against civilian or mil-
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itary targets inside or outside
of Israel, was something that
gave us trouble."
The Israelis claimed the PLO
violated its commitment to
Shultz to renounce terrorism.
They cited what they said
was an attempted terrorist
infiltration of Israel last week-
em! bv members of George
Habash's Popular Front for
the Liberation of Palestine.
Israeli forces killed fiVe 0f
them in the southern Lebanon
security zone. Equipment and
documents found with the bod!
ies showed their mission was
to attack targets in Israel, the
Israelis said.
Although Habash broke with
PLO chief Yasir Arafat in
1974, he is still a memher (lf
the PLO's executive commit-
tee.
Taplin Appointed
Chairman of Governors Bank
ra
Norman E. Taplin
The Board of Directors of
Governors Bank announces
the appointment of Mr. Nor-
man E. Taplin as Chairman of
the Board of Governors Bank,
an independent commercial
bank serving the Greater West
Palm Beach area.
Mr. Taplin was born in Chi-
cago, Illinois in 1950 and
moved to South Florida with
his family in 1962.
Presently he is the First
Vice President of Temple
Emanu-El in Palm Beach,
member of the 19th Hole Club,
the Norton Gallery of Art and
the immediate Past Chairman
of the Realtor Attorney Com-
mittee of Palm Beach County.
He and his wife, Karen, live
with their son, Andrew, in
West Palm Beach.
Berks To Receive
City of Peace Award
Temple Beth Zion in Royal
Palm Beach and State of Israel
Bonds are pleased to announce
that Bernard and Leah Berk
will be this year's honorees of
the City of Peace award. They
will be presented the award at
a cocktail reception to be held
at the Temple on Sunday, Feb.
26, at 4 p.m.
Bernard and Leah Berk
have been actively involved in
their communities both here in
the Palm Beaches and
Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Bernard is involved in fund-
raising for the Jewish Federa-
in
tion of Palm Beach County,
and co-chaired the Large Gifts
Division in Royal Palm Beach.
Along with Leah, he is a Foun-
der and Associate of Hadas-
sah. He has also served as
President of B'nai B'rith.
Leah serves on the Women's
Division Board for the Jewish
Federation and helped organ-
ize their campaign in Royal
Palm Beach. She is a member
of Hadassah, National Council
of Jewish Women, Brandeis,
ORT, B'nai B'rith Women, and
the Temple Beth Zion Sister-
hood.
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Lcih a nd Bernard Berk


Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Jewish Settlers Active In West Bank
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) Two
Knesset members have charg-
ed that paramilitary organiza-
tions of Jewish settlers are
carrying out systematic repri-
sals against Palestinians in the
West Bank, and are prepared
if necessary to confront the
Israel Defense Force.
Settler leaders promptly
branded the charges "non-
sense."
The allegations were made
by Yossi Sarid and Dedi Zuc-
ker, Knesset members of the
dovish Citizens Rights Move-
ment, in a memorandum to
Attorney General Yosef Har-
ish.
Safam
Continued from Page 1
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Cocktails will be served at
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p.m. Black tie is optional. Cou-
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They urged Harish to take
measures to dissolve the milit-
ias before "the situation in the
territories deteriorates into an
all-out war."
Sarid and Zucker mentioned
several recent reprisal attacks
on Arab villagers, which they
said were planned and exe-
cuted by the paramilitary
organization.
Sarid and Zucker claimed
settler militias were operating
throughout the West Bank in
military formations such as
companies, taking actions that
were normally the role of a
state or army.
The militias share missions,
coordinate their activities and
possess "a versatile arsenal of
weapons, vehicles, a developed
communications system and
alarm system.
"Most of the equipment
belongs to the army," the two
Knesset members said.
On a Voice of Israel Radio
interview, they named some of
the alleged militia leaders,
including Benny Katzover,
chairman of the Samaria
Regional Council, and Ron
Nahman, mayor of Ariel.
Both accused the Knesset
members of trying to besmirch
Jewish settlers for political
reasons.
Sarid earned credibility with
both the public and the author-
ities since the early 1980s,
when he warned that a Jewish
underground was active in the
West Bank terrorizing Arabs
and committing acts of vio-
lence.
His charges were dismissed.
One Cabinet minister said they
were "all in Sarid's head."
But several years later,
more than a score of Jewish
settlers were arrested and con-
victed for a series of offenses
against Arab residents, includ-
ing murder, attempted mur-
der, arson, armed attacks, con-
spiracy to plant explosives on
Arab buses and conspiracy to
blow up Islamic shrines on the
Temple Mount.
Sarid and Zucker charge
now that militias are under
orders from the Council of
Jewish Settlements in the ter-
ritories.
The council has made contin-
gency plans to react to "dra-
matic' developments in the
territories and are prepared to
confront the IDF itself if nec-
essary.
They said these militia have
been encouraged by the forgiv-
ing attitude of the legal and
security authorities when an
outrage is perpetrated by a
Jew.
Hebrew U. Third Annual Palm Beach Symposium
New York Former Vice
President Walter Mondale,
former U.S. Ambassador to
Israel Samuel W. Lewis and
Congressman Lawrence J.
Smith (D., Fla.) are among the
participants in the Hebrew
University's Third Annual
Palm Beach Symposium, to be
held Monday, Feb. 27, 1989,10
a.m. 4 p.m., at the Palm Hotel
in West Palm Beach.
The theme of the Sympo-
sium, "Israel and the United
States: New Directions in a
Time of Decision," will focus
on four major issues confront-
ing Israel today: International
Law and the Palestinians
The Search for a Solution; The
Agonizing Decision Facing
Israel; Israel's Commitment to
the Developing World The
Hebrew University's Role in
Alleviating Human Suffering;
Jerusalem and Washington
Jewish Center
Continued from Page 1
which began at 5 p.m. with the
affixing of a mezuzah by Lei-
bler, was heralded by a group
recitation of the Shehechey-
anu" thanking God "for
giving us life, and sustaining
us and bringing us to this
day."
The ceremonies took place in
four languages: Russian, Eng-
lish, Hebrew and Yiddish.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Elie Wiesel, who dedicated the
center, in memory of slain Yid-
dish actor Solomon Mikhoels,
admitted that 25 years ago,
when he described Soviet Jews
as "The Jews of Silence,"
he did not believe they would
become a major Jewish
presence.
New Directions, New Pros-
pects.
Distinguished academic fig-
ures speaking at the Sympo-
sium are Ambassador Avra-
ham Harman, Chancellor of
the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem and former Israeli
Ambassador to the U.S.;
Ambassador Yehuda Blum,
former Israeli Ambassador to
the United Nations and The
Hersch Lauterpacht Professor
of International Law, The
Hebrew University of Jeru-
salem and Professor A.
Michael Davies, The Jerrold
M. Michael Professor of Public
Health, The Hebrew Univer-
sity of Jerusalem.
The Registration Fee of
$37.50 includes a Kosher
luncheon. For further informa-
tion, contact Al Schwarz, Palm
Beach County Representative
of the American Friends of the
Hebrew University at (407)
655-8085.
'Conflict and Pluralism' Theme Of
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Israel and the West Bank. The
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place from June 15-29, is spon-
sored by the New Israel Fund
in order to educate concerned
North Americans about Israel
and to foster greater exchange
between North Americans and
Israelis. This year's Study
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challenges in Israeli civil rights
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The New Israel Fund Study
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Israeli Jewish and Arab politi-
cians, journalists, intellectuals,
community activists, as well as
Palestinian leaders. In addi-
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 24, 1989
How A Saintly Sage Was Slandered
By HASKEL LOOKSTEIN
HIS name is Rabbi Meir
Yehuda Getz. He is the rabbi in
charge of the Kotel in Jerusa-
lem.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, the
concluding day of a conference
on the empowerment of the
Jewish woman that was held in
Jerusalem, the women held a
prayer service at the Kotel.
The service included the
reading of the Torah. When a
number of very religious men
and women began shouting
protests against what they
considered to be an improper
form of worship at the Kotel,
Getz came over to try to help.
He was quoted by the Israel
Broadcasting authority in its 9
a.m. broadcast that day, as
disparaging the women and
offending them with a judg-
ment that women engaged in
such an activity are like "pigs
at the Wailing Wall."
This offensive report was
immediately carried by Reuter
and other reporters around the
world. The Independent in Lon-
don, on Friday, Dec. 2, dis-
played a picture of the service
and reported Reuter's quote of
Getz as saying: "A woman
carrying a Torah is like a pig at
the Wailing Wall."
The same quote appeared
under a picture in The New
York Times on the same day,
and also in an article in the Los
Angeles Times, headlined:
"Orthodox Rabbis Shoo Wo-
men From the Western Wall."
What actually happened at
the Kotel? According to Rabbi
David Clayman, executive
director of the American Jew-
ish Congress in Jerusalem,
Getz saw the commotion at the
Kotel and came over in order
to restore peace.
WHEN he heard one of the
protesting women screaming
at the worshippers at the
prayer service, he said: "Such
a service is not customary
here; but it is not prohibited
either. This Wall belongs to
everyone: to me and to wo-
men, to religious and to irrelig-
ious, to Jews and to non-Jews,
as it is written 'My house shall
be a house of prayer for all
peoples.' "
Such a peaceful remark was
to be expected from the mouth
of this saintly sage. Getz is the
model of ahavat Yisrael the
love of all Jews.
In his Kabalistic yeshiva in
the Old City, Beit El, he
accepts students only if they
agree to follow the following
principles, among others:
'You must be married and
treat your wife as if she were a
queen. You must be patient
with her, overlook her short-
comings and separate the
important from the unimport-
ant in your relationship. This
ensures domestic peace, with-
out which holiness cannot pre-
vail in a Jewish home.
'You must seek unity among
Jews and act with love and
compassion toward all people,
Jew or non-Jew.'
This is the man who has been
vilified by the Jewish and gen-
eral press because of careless
reporting.
Many of the initial reports
were corrected by the newspa-
pers but of course few who saw
the original, blatant slander
ever learned of the correction.
LETTERS have been pour-
ing into the rabbi's office, adja-
cent to me Kotei, ironi an over
the world berating him as "a
fanatical bigot who makes me
feel humiliated as a Jew." or
as a "narrow-minded, anti-
feminist, intolerant Orthodox
rabbi."
One of the less intemperate
messages received by the rabbi
was attached to the London
clipping and read: "It is you
who are the pig (if you did say
this)."
The irony of this is that not
only has a saintly personality
been defamed and a revered
reptuation ravaged because of
careless reporting and zealous
publishing which happens to
fit the present mood and cli-
mate of Orthodox-bashing
but also a terrible injustice has
been done.
GETZ was in the process of
a major fund-raising drive for
his Kabalistic yeshiva. The
yeshiva comprises a small
number of students, ages 19 to
56, all of whom have served or
are serving in the Israel Army,
Super Sunday
Continued from Page 1
and the refreshments that will
be served throughout the day.
CHILD CARE
A large room in the Airport
Hilton will be filled with a
television, VCR, Disney tapes,
bundles of toys, crayons, color-
ing books and more all for the
children that will be there with
their parents during the day.
"We encourage everyone to
bring their children," said
Barbara Lifshitz, supervisor of
the child care program. "We
have very capable people tak-
ing care of the children so
parents and grandparents
should feel at ease while mak-
ing their calls."
In addition to all the games
and toys, there will be a sing-a-
long for the children plus
snacks and fruit juices during
each shift.
TRANSPORTATION
This year there will again be
transportation provided for
volunteers traveling from Cen-
tury Village. Michael Lifshitz
is coordinating this important
service and Joe Schwartz,
Transportation Director of
UCO, has generously donated
his time to arrange the use of
the Red and Tan line for the
day. "We want people to know
that transportation is available
because it's important to us
that they have the means to
come out and join us on Super
Sunday," explained Lifshitz.
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men who work during the dav
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The terrible publicity of
December 1988 has rendered
the fund-raising effort for Beit
El impossible.
And so, a rabbi and his insti-
tution suffer because the
media reported the exact oppo-
site of what the rabhi actually
said and did.
Let the world know of the
injustice to a saintly sage and
let those who publicized false
information bear the shame of
their carelessness.
Rabbi Haskel Lookst*
ituai Ifndrr qf Congregation
Kehilath Jeshurun ami hmd of
the Ramaz School in Nev
York.
OPERATIONS
Once a pledge is received, a
runner will take the card to the
operations room, adjacent to
the calling room. Operations is
a crucial part of Super Sunday,
and overseeing the processing
will be Lisa and Leonard Han-
ser. They will make sure that
sorting, follow-up mailing and
tallying is done in a timely and
efficient manner.
For more information please
call Garret Saperstein, Cam-
paign Associate, 832-2120.
Patti Abramson
Leonard and Lwa Hanser
Barbara Lifshitz
Michael Lifshitz
Karen List
Meyer B. Siskin Memorial Fund
The.Meyer B. Siskin Memorial Fund was established in
1987 to fund Human Resource Development programs
for community leadership. These programs have been
provided through the National Jewish Center for Learn-
ing and Leadership (CLAL). Contributions to the Fund
can be made through the Endowment Program of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. For further
information, contact Edward Baker, Endowment Direc-
tor, the Jewish Federation, 832-2120.


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Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
While the Search for Peace Continues
By DR. ALON BEN-MEIR
IN the wake of the recent
"discovery" of a chemical
weapons plant in Libya and a
biological weapons plant in
Iraq, the need for Israel's pre-
emptive strategy and mainte-
nance of military superiority
has now come into renewed
focus.
The chemical weapons stock-
piled in Syria, Iraq and Egypt,
and soon in Iran and Libya,
along with long range missiles
that can carry conventional,
chemical or biological war-
heads, have altered dramati-
cally the military balance in
the Middle East and how
future wars may be fought.
Israel has been watching the
rapidly changing military
equation with alarm. Accord-
ingly, Israel began a systema-
long range missiles seriously
eroded Israel's nuclear deter-
rent strategy.
What worries Israel is that
while it views nuclear weapons
as a deterrence to be used only
as a last resort when its very
survival is at stake, the Arab
states are known to have used
chemical weapons with deva-
stating effect.
IRAQ used poison gas
against Iran and against its
own people, the Kurds, and
Egypt used a similar agent
against South Yemen.
Israel, which continues to
enjoy overall military superior-
ity, believes that it was the
country's military preponder-
ance that eventually forced
moderate Arab states to come
to terms with its existence and
that only continued military
What worries Israel is that while it views
nuclear weapons as a deterrence to be used
only as a last resort when its very survival
is at stake, the Arab states are known to
have used chemical weapons with
devastating effect.
tic revision of its military doc-
trine, which now, more so than
at anytime before, focuses on
pre-emptive strategy and
maintaining clear military
superiority.
For more than two decades,
Israel has maintained nuclear
ambiguity, neither confirming
nor denying the possession of a
stockpile or its ability to
quickly assemble nuclear
weapons.
The Israelis reason that
while such ambiguity serves as
a deterrence, it will not force
the Arab states to obtain their
own nuclear weapons.
Israel's pre-emptive strike
on nuclear plants in Baghdad,
Iraq five years ago provided a
clear signal to the Arab world
that Israel will not capitulate
under the threat of nuclear
weapons nor allow its "nuclear
edge" to diminish.
To strengthen their regional
power base and offset Israel's
nuclear capability, which has
become more evident over the
last few years, Syria, Iraq,
Iran, and now Libya have
turned to manufacturing and
stockpiling chemical weapons
the poor nations' nuclear
weapons.
Moreover, the ability of
these countries in the near
future to mount chemical or
even biological weapons on
superiority coupled with a pre-
emptive strategy will bring the
remaining Arab extremists to
heel.
The growing consensus
among Arab leaders, however,
is that Israel cannot maintain
its military superiority indefin-
itely.
Now that the mainstream
Arab states are more disposed
to peace than at any time
before, Israel might benefit if
it abandoned its effort to main-
tain military superiority.
Mutual deterrence and a
comprehensive peace settle-
ment, they reason, should pro-
vide the basis for the future
Arab-Israeli relationship.
Israel, though, does not
believe that the Arab states
have yet reached the political
maturity and discipline to
maintain a strategy of mutual
deterrence or "assured mutual
destruction."
Israel's national security
considerations go beyond any
immediate peace. Israel's his-
torical perspective and experi-
ence with the Arab states offer
little comfort.
As long as there are Arab
states such as Libya, and fac-
tions such as the Abu Nidal
group, which are bent on
Israel's destruction, most
Israelis would not trade terri-
PROTEST MARCH. Palestinians staged a march Friday, Feb. 10 in the West Bank town of
Bir Zeit to mark the seventh anni-uersary of the founding of the Palestinian Communist
Party. The party is outlawed by Israeli authorities. Witnesses said the march lasted for
about one hour. (APIWide World Photo)
tory for a mere peace agree-
ment.
As a result, the Israelis
insist on maintaining not only
military superiority, but also
seek an ironclad guarantee
from the superpowers even
after they have achieved a
comprehensive peace agree-
ment.
The rationale behind Israel's
insistence is based on:
The lack of territorial depth
in the West Bank that would
provide a buffer zone.
Limited human and material
resources which inhibit pro-
longed wars and increase the
need for a pre-emptive strat-
egy.
The possession of chemical
and biological weapons and
long range missiles by Arab
extremists.
The diminishing return of
Israel's nuclear ambiguity and
the limitations of its nuclear
strategy.
The Middle East's political
volatility and lack of political
maturity that makes long
range adherence to an agree-
ment questionable.
Since "assured survival"
rather than "assured mutual
destruction" must be pursued,
the "new" Israeli military doc-
trine continues to emphasize
the maintenance of overall mil-
itary superiority but with a
greater reliance on a pre-
emptive strategy.
To achieve that, Israel has:
Expanded intelligence
gathering (including spy satel-
lites) to monitor military activ-
ities and the development of
new weapons facilities
throughout the Arab world.
Prepared to strike targets,
such as terrorist training
camps, ammunition dumps and
especially missile sites, any-
where in the Middle East
before they are deployed.
Developed the technology to
deploy anti-ballistic missiles
that would intercept incoming
missiles.
Devised a strategy that
would shorten the length of
any armed conflict to days, if
not hours.
Decided that should a peace
agreement finally be achieved
Israel will still seek inter-
national guarantees and per-
haps a defense treaty with the
United States.
Naturally, the Arab states
oppose Israel's strategy and
reject its position on what con-
stitutes security guarantees.
They view absolute security
for Israel as absolute insecur-
ity for them.
Thus, the Arab states see
chemical and biological wea-
pons, long range missiles and
quantitative military hardware
as peace inducements that will
eventually persuade Israel to
be more flexible on territorial
issues and accept the strategy
of mutual deterrence.
Israel, however, sees peace
as only phase one in the devel-
opment of a relationship with
the Arab world. It might be
another generation or two
before a comprehensive, gen-
uine and lasting peace can be
attained.
Until then, Israeli leadership
reasons, it will have to rely on
military superiority and pre-
emptive strategy while the
search for peace continues.
Dr. A Ion Ben-Meir has recently com-
puted his fourth book on the Middle
East, "Israelis and Palestinians:
Realism and the Option for Peace."
Of Politics and Persuasion
By MORRIS J. AMITAY
POLITICAL deals struck in
the middle of the night are not
new to Washington. But one
deal which was discussed in a
New York penthouse between
Jewish leaders and U.S. busi-
nessmen eager to do more
business with the Soviet
Union, seems to be premature.
With Soviet emigration num-
bers increasing dramatically,
but with 90 percent of Soviet
Jews currently settling in the
United States rather than
Israel, the meeting's partici-
pants explored the possibility
of supporting a waiver of the
Jackson Freedom of Emigra-
tion Amendment in exchange
for direct flights to Israel from
Russia.
At first blush this may seem
to be an attractive idea with
something for everybody for
Israel, for American business-
men and for the Soviet Union.
But such a trade-off is really
much more complicated and
raises many unanswered ques-
tions.
First of all, can the deal-
makers "deliver" the U.S.
Congress which enacted the
very specific provisions of
the Jackson Amendment? Se-
condly, how far can Gorbachev
go in permitting free emigra-
tion for all (the legislation
applies not only to Jews) who
wish to leave? Also, the Bush
Administration may have its
own ideas as to what extent we
want to strengthen the Soviet
economy before there is
further progress in arms con-
trol and cooperation in other
areas. There is also the moral
dilemma posed by Israel forc-
ing emigrants to go there
when the vast majority now
prefer to come here.
IT is also fair to ask whether
direct flights would necessar-
ily solve the "dropout" prob-
lem. Given the unfortunate
economic and security prob-
lems Israel will continue to
face for years to come, will
compromising the principle of
free emigration actually ac-
hieve the goal of large num-
bers of Soviet Jews settling
permanently in Israel?
These are difficult questions
which must be addressed at
the same time that there is an
unprecedented fluid situation
inside the Soviet Union and
emerging changes in U.S.-
U.S.S.R. and Israel-U.S.S.R.
relationships. Given these
uncertainties, prudence would
dictate no premature tamper-
ing with a fifteen year-old law
which may yet induce the
Soviet Union to not only com-
ply with its provisions, but
which could be traded off for
even greater human rights
benefits.
The American Jewish com-
munity which was so vital a
force in the enactment of the
Jackson-Vanik-Mills Amend-
ment to the Trade Reform Act
of 1974, should deliberate long
and hard before seeking to cut
any deals which may or may
not produce the desired
results, and on which they
may, or may not, be able to
deliver.
WITH media attention still
Continued on Page 11


Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 24, 1989
Community Dinner Dance Committee
Meets At Club L In Palm Beach
Community Dinner Dance Committee Mm-hers recently gathered
for a Cocktail Reception at Club L in Palm. Beach where they
discussed plans for the upcoming Community Dinner Dance, to
be held Sunday March 12, at the Breakers Hotel. (L-r) Mark and (L-r) Michael and Sandy Lifshitz, Zelda and Allen Mason, Rita and Abe Pearlman.
btacey Levy, Judy Messing, Co-Chairs. Not pictured: Gil Mess-
ing, Co-Chair. | ~H& j ll^ff

(L-r) Sheryl Davidoff, Gail and David Schwartz, Carol Green-
baum.
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(L-r) Susy and Neil Merin, Stephen and Betsy Cohen, Lisa and
(L-r) Janet and Alex Showe. Leonard Hanser.
U*4
(L-r) Dean Rosenbach, Sonia and James Kay.
(L-r) Albert and Renie Goldstein, Lois and Alan Kniznick. Leon Butan. Amy and Michael Jonas.
(blT)Pr- EUi0t and Fruema (L-r) Shirlee and Erwin Blon-
Khrfein. ^
(L-r) Sheila and Alec Engle-
st"n. (L-r) Leon Kleinman, Emanuel and Tina Newmark.


U.S. Firms Linked To Shipment
Of Lethal Chemicals To Mideast
Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Israeli Cabinet Denies
Contact With Arafat
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA)
American companies have
shipped large quantities of
substances that can be manu-
factured into chemical wea-
pons to Middle East countries,
U.S. Customs officials have
discovered.
The U.S. shipments were
uncovered as Customs officials
stepped up scrutiny of chemi-
cal exports, following revela-
tions that West German firms
were involved in shipping
chemicals to Libya for use in
an alleged poison gas plant.
According to recent reports
in The New York Times, Iran
was able secretly to recruit the
help of companies in Germany,
the United States and Asia to
increase its stockpile of chemi-
cal weapons.
Subsequent inquiries also
reveal shipments of chemicals
to Jordan and then, officials
believe, to Iraq. Presumably
such chemical weapons could
be used against Israel.
The findings came to light
during U.S. Customs investi-
gations of a Baltimore firm,
Alcolac International, whose
records drew attention
because of their use of vague
terminology indicating the
chemicals' destination.
American export law
requires special licensing of
chemicals that can be used in
the production of poison gas
and completely forbids their
shipment to Iran, Iraq and
Syria.
The findings of the investi-
gations came to light when
American court documents
were recently made public in
Baltimore.
Used To Produce
Mustard Gas
The investigations of Alcolac
revealed that an Iranian diplo-
mat, Seyed Kharim Ali Sob-
hani, working through the
Iranian Embassy in Bonn,
arranged three shipments in
1987 and 1988 of thiodiglycol
a chemical used in the manu-
facture of mustard gas.
The first two shipments
totaling 90 tons, went
through. But the third, weigh-
ing 120 tons, was intercepted
by Customs, which substituted
water for the chemical and
then traced its passage.
It is estimated that a ton of
thiodiglycol yields at least a
ton of mustard gas; 120 tons
will cover an area of about 60
square miles. Thiodiglycol is
also used in the manufacture
of ink and textile dyes.
To avoid the appearance of
breaking U.S. export regula-
tions, the shipping of the
chemical was effected through
circuitous routes, via Thessalo-
niki, Greece; Karachi, Pakis-
tan; and Singapore.
Recently, federal officials in
Baltimore announced the
arrests of an official of a
Brooklyn, N.Y., company and
of a Dutch businessman. They
were charged with organizing
illegal export -of these chemi-
cals to Jordan, which they
allegedly purchased from Alco-
lac.
Officials believe the ultimate
destination of the chemicals
was Iraq.
Nicholas Delfino, an official
of the Nu Kraft Mercantile
Corporation of Brooklyn, and
Frans van Anraat, a Dutch
citizen identified as both a
European representative and
customer of Nu Kraft, were
arrested.
Delfino surrendered himself
in Baltimore, where he is free
on $500,000 bond.
Van Anraat was arrested at
his home in Italy, and perti-
nent documents found there
were seized by Italian officials.
America has asked that Italy
extradite van Anraat.
Alcolac pleaded guilty to one
count of knowingly violating
export laws.
Documents show that Nu
Kraft bought four shipments
of thiodiglycol, totaling 500
tons, from Alcolac between
November 1987 and March
1988.
They were shipped via Nor-
folk, Va., to Antwerp and Rot-
terdam. Documents indicate
the chemicals were destined
for customers in Western
Europe.
Three shipments went to
Jordan. The destination of the
fourth is unknown.
Israelis Oppose West Bank Settlements
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) A sub-
stantial majority of Israelis
oppose the establishment of
new settlements in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip, accord-
ing to a new poll conducted by
the Pori organization.
Among the 1,200 ques-
tioned, 49.9 percent opposed
new settlements and 32.7 per-
cent approved of them.
While 9.9 percent had no
opinion, 7.5 percent of the
respondents said their opin-
ions were influenced by the
current situation.
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
Israeli Cabinet dismissed as
"propaganda" remarks attri-
buted to Yasir Arafat that he
was having "indirect contacts
with Israeli government offi-
cials."
The story originated from
Cairo, where the Palestine
Liberation Organization chair-
man met with Egyptian Presi-
dent Hosni Mubarak.
In an interview published in
the Rome daily II Messaggero,
Arafat claimed the PLO had
continuing secret contacts
with Israeli officials.
Economics and Planning
Minister Yitzhak Moda'i den-
ied the story after the Cabinet
meeting. "It is not true. The
question was just asked in the
government meeting. It was
denied as propaganda which
has no grounds to stand on."
Persuasion
Continued from Page 9
focused on the fatalities result-
ing from the fourteen month-
old Arab intifada, a recent
UPI wire service report date-
lined Washington noted that
more people were murdered in
the District of Columbia dur-
ing the same period. What the
numbers comparison was
meant to point out was not
made clear. What might have
been a more appropriate link
within the Middle East context
was the lack of media atten-
tion given on the two weeks of
rioting in Algiers prior to the
Palestinian National Council
meeting last November.
There, some five hundred were
reportedly killed a figure
greater than the death toll for
either the District or the terri-
tories. What this demonstrates
Arafat said he learned the
Jerusalem government was
preparing a "war scenario" in
southern Lebanon.
"It's true. They (the Israelis)
send us many messages under
the table, through our repre-
sentatives in the occupied ter-
ritories, through other chan-
nels in Europe and else-
where," Arafat said, accord-
ing to the Italian newspaper.
Israeli law forbids contacts
between its citizens and any
representative of the PLO.
Israel is on record that it will
never negotiate with the PLO
under any circumstances.
Arafat was quoted as saying
there had also been secret con-
tacts in the past between
Israelis and the PLO.
He said the American special
envoy, Philip Habib, served as
a channel during the Israeli
seige of Beirut in 1982.
is that when it comes to riot
control, repressive autocratic
regimes which control media
access will always be able to
deal more effectively with vio-
lence than open societies.
With Yasir Arafat declining
the invitation extended to him
by the Arab-American Anti-
Discrimination Committee
here in Washington, the pro-
PLO community will have to
be content, with among other
things, placing deceptive full-
page ads in all the major news-
papers. These ads, placed by
the National Association of
Arab Americans, purport to
demonstrate that PLO policies
are closer to U.S. Middle East
policies than Israel's. It would
be a sad day indeed if this were
true, but it could be an even
sadder day for the N.A.A.A. if
the sources of its new found
wealth were revealed.
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Eastpointe Dinner
Continued from Page 2
her second year as Chair of the
Eastpointe Campaign. She is a
life member of the Women's
Auxiliary of the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center. In
New Jersey, she is active with
her temple's Sisterhood,
Daughters of Miriam Auxiliary
and is a member of several
Jewish organizations including
Hadassah and Women's Amer-
ican ORT.
Alvin Schottenfeld has been
active in the United Jewish
Appeal Campaign for over 30
years and has served in many
leadership roles. Currently, he
is Co-Chair of the Eastpointe
Campaign. He is also a former
Member of the Board and
Executive Committee of the
Jewish Federation of Essex
County, New Jersey and an
Honorary Member of the
Board of the Jewish Child Care
Association. Previously, he
served as President of the
Jewish Child Care Association
and Vice President of the YM/
YWHA of Essex County. In
addition, he is active in the
United Way Campaign and the
Harvard Law School Fund.
Pearl Schottenfeld has
served on the Eastpointe Cam-
paign Committee for several
years. A seasonal resident of
South Florida, Mrs. Schotten-
feld is a Member of the Wo-
men's Board of the Morse Ger-
iatric Center. She is active in
fundraising for the Jewish
Federation and is also a mem-
ber of the Council of Jewish
Women, the Women's Division
of the Albert Einstein Medical
School and Brandeis Univer-
sity.
David Ginsberg is currently
a Member of the Board of
Temple Beth El in New Lon-
don, Connecticut. He is also a
past Chairman of the Profes-
sional Division of the Jewish
Federation/UJA Campaign
and a past President of the
Rotary Club in New London.
Locally, he is Co-Chair of the
Eastpointe Campaign and has
been active for the past three
years.
Elaine Ginsberg has also
been active in the Eastpointe
Campaign for three consecu-
tive years. In New London,
she is a past President of the
Brandeis University Commit-
tee for Women and B'nai
B'rith and a past Chair of the
Southeastern District for the
United Way. She also served
as Chair of the Women's Divi-
sion of Temple Beth El in New
London and is a Member of the
Board of Directors.
Committee members include
Phyllis and Arnold Brown,
Neomia and Edward Chitlik,
Doris and Julius Cohen, Shir-
ley and Herbert Dannett, Len-
ora and Sam Dumbrov, Ann
and Bob Ekstein, Violet and
Bernard Evens, Harriet and
Louis Fagan, Rita and Gabriel
Heller, Sylvia and Joseph Hor-
owitz, Doris and Gerald
Kanas, Lois and Alan Kniz-
nick, Shirley and Ely Krellen-
stein, Shirlee and Leon Lang,
Irene and William Lazarus,
Pearl and Seymour Liberman,
Dorothy and Alvin Ludwig,
Gladys and Samuel Meyers,
Ruth and Joseph Miller, Fran
and Alvin Newman, Rita and
Abe Pearlman, Ruth Plotnick,
Esther and Morris Rapoport,
Marilyn and Jack Robbins,
Adrienne and Herbert Rubin,
Cecil and Arthur Schatz,
Annette and Byrnat Schreib-
er, Berenice and Joseph
Schwartz, Lillian and Samuel
Sher, Lois and Sydney Sher-
mann, Helen and Lester Sodo-
wick, Janice and Nathan Som-
mer, Patricia and Edwin Stat-
ter, Winifred and Lester Suss,
Harriet and Stanley Swift,
Marilyn and Michael Winer,
Dorothy and Herbert Wolfert.
For more information, con-
tact Sandy Grossman, Assist-
ant Director, Palm Beach
Campaign, Jewish Federation,
832-2120.
Morse Geriatric Center
Holds Annual Meeting
Gaza Exports A Financial Disaster
By HENRIETTA BOAS
AMSTERDAM (JTA) The
first direct shipment of Arab-
grown citrus fruit from Gaza
has turned out to be a financial
disaster for the growers, as a
large quantity of the transport
remains unsold nearly two
months after delivery.
And the fruit that was sold
has fetched much lower prices
than expected.
The initial consignment was
unloaded in the Netherlands
last December amid fanfare
and celebrations attended by
Arab and other diplomats.
The first shipment repre-
sented a breakthrough for the
Palestinians, inasmuch as the
European Community pre-
vailed on Israel to allow direct
shipment of Palestinian agri-
cultural produce to the Euro-
pean market, under a Palestin-
ian label, instead of through
the Israel government's
export agency.
The Gaza citrus growers
accuse the Dutch importer,
Max Overk Leeft, of embezzle-
ment and neglect.
They say they have received
no payment from him to date
and are saddled with debts.
The growers have taken up
the matter with the Dutch
Foreign Ministry and have
appealed for help to Foreign
Minister Francisco Fernandez
Ordonez of Spain, current
chairman of the E.C. Council
of Ministers.
TODAY, DO SOMETHING NICE!
MAKETHEWYABETTER
DAY FOR SOMEONE!
It's within your power to help ease the pain of living for many of our
less fortunate neighbors by making available all the "things" you no
longer need or use. The clothes hanging unworn for years in the closets,
the old bed frames leaning against the wall in the garage, and even the
bicycle gathering dust in the shed, because your child has outgrown it.
Whatever it is that you have to give, please give.
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Sylvia Berman, Founding
President of the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center's
Women's Auxiliary, was re-
cognized Sunday, Feb. 12, by
the Center's Board of Trustees
at their Seventh Annual Meet-
ing.
Bennett M. Berman, Presi-
dent of the Board, cited Sylvia
Berman for her efforts in
developing the Women's Aux-
iliary from a committee of 15
in 1984 to an organization with
1,400 members today.
He noted that she is stepping
down as President this year,
but leaving a legacy of fund-
raising activities and events,
including a tribute program
which has drawn national
attention for its success.
Under Sylvia Berman's leader-
ship, the Women's Auxiliary
has also created an annual
black-tie dinner dance and a
luncheon/fashion show which
are sell-out fund-raisers for the
organization.
The Women's Auxiliary allo-
cates its funds for the special
needs of the Morse residents.
It has also made a $500,000
pledge to the Center's expan-
sion.
Chairman of the Day and
Vice President of the Morse
Board, Bernard Green, also
recognized Gertrude Berman
for her operation of the Cen-
ter's thrift shop on Palm
Beach.
Robert S. Puder was
installed as the Board's new
Treasurer, while James
Gaynor, Eileen Hoffman, Ken-
neth Pincourt, Morris Rapo-
port and Mike Yulman were
welcomed as new members.
The annual meeting was fol-
lowed by brunch and a tour of
a model room in the Center's
expansion.
Bennett M. Berman presents Sylvia Berman with a menorah
recognizing her efforts in creating the Morse Geriatric Center's
Women's Auxiliary.
(L-r) Bennett and Gertrude Berman, Barbara and Bernard
Green, inspect the model room in the Center's expansion. Tours of
the model room followed the Center's Seventh Annual Meeting.
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OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
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Pulpit Opinions
Public Issues
Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
By HOWARD ROSENBERG
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
AFL-CIO President Lane
Kirkland and a leading rabbi
disagreed sharply over
whether religious groups
should take sides on public
issues.
Rabbi Richard Yellin, chair-
man of the domestic affairs
committee of the Synagogue
Council of America, said he
was "leery" of religious
groups or clergy "coming
down strongly on a particular
side" of an issue.
Speaking at the opening of a
three-day symposium of religi-
ous and labor leaders on
"Social and Ethical Concerns
in a Changing Economy," Yel-
lin said rabbis should be "on
both sides of every issue
because there are good
people on both the right and
left."
Yellin said he was especially
concerned globally, "when 1
hear overtones of managed
societies in the Third World.
That's a particular kind of
rhetoric and it links into libera-
tion theology," a largely
Catholic movement, "and
there are two views on that."
Kirkland did not comment
specifically on that concern,
but called Yellin's basic view a
"cop out."
"The role of religion has to
be prophetic as well," Kirk-
land said. "You have to call
evil 'evil' regardless of where
it is. You just cannot go along
accepting that there are going
to be some good people on both
sides."
Kirkland agreed that
churches should not align
themselves with political par-
ties. "I do not think that any
church can claim to be in line
with the political platform of
any political party in the
United States," he said.
"And I would say that it is
very dangerous to do that," he
added. "If you do that, you get
into a very difficult situation,
which I think Israel is in right
now."
Kirkland said he was
"proud" that the Catholic
Church, on the death penalty,
"seems to be with the liberal
Democrats, (and) when it
comes to abortion seems to be
with the conservative Republi-
cans."
Yellin's response was that
the "truth does not come down
absolutely on one side."
Task Force
Continued from Page 3
prise can come together and
talk to one another. I think we
all agree that we can do won-
derful things here if we listen
to each other," she concluded.
The questionnaires will be
distributed to a sampling of
virtually every major group in
the community, including
Hoards of Directors of Agen-
cies and synagogues, parents,
students, educators, rabbis,
i 'immunity leaders at large
and others. Another sampling
of the above will also be per-
sonally interviewed by experts
from JESNA.
"I have no preconceived
goals or desired results for this
study," Dr. Shulman com-
mented. "My only real goal is
to conclude this study either
convinced that we have a ter-
rific product in Palm Beach
County or to create a commun-
ity consensus on how to im-
prove both the quality and
breadth of the educational ser-
vices here. Everything must
have a broad community con-
sensus," she added.
Dr. Shulman began working
for Jewish education in Palm
Beach County when she was
asked to chair the newly
formed part-time Education
Department about eight years
ago.
"It became clear to me early
on that we needed a full-
fledged department," she said.
"When the Education Com-
mittee agreed with me, it hap-
pened.
"Now we have some history
of success which we can ex-
pand on if that is what the
community mandates. That's
what we're trying to deter-
mine with the study," Dr.
Shulman concluded.
Yale Holocaust Library
Receives Revson Grant
NEW HAVEN (JTA) The
Fortunoff Video Archive for
Holocaust Testimonies at Yale
University has received a
$125,000, two-year grant from
the Charles H. Revson Foun-
dation.
The funds will enable the
archive to expand its video
testimony efforts internation-
ally.
Geoffrey Hartman, profes-
sor of comparitive literature
and faculty adviser to the
archive, has already prepared
affiliate programs in Great
Britain, France, Yugoslavia,
Holland, and West Germany.
Joanne Rudof, manager of
the archive, adds that a similar
project begun in Israel several
years ago is well under way
and will be extended through
the Revson funding.
The grant will also provide
continuing support for catalo-
guing and indexing the
archive's collection of video
testimonies from survivors
and witness of the Nazi era.
A number of testimonies will
be edited for use in educational
programs.
The video archive, housed in
Sterling Memorial Library,
currently holds more than
1,200 video accounts from sur-
vivors and witnesses of the
Holocaust period.
The library collection, begun
with 200 video-taped testimo-
nies in 1981, includes dupli-
cates of 51 testimonies that
were recorded in Israel under
the auspices of the Museum of
the Diaspora in Tel Aviv.
MEZUZAH IN MOSCOW. The recent opening of Moscow's first Jewish community center
was celebrated with the hanging of mezuzot on all the doors of the facility. World Jewish
Congress Vice President Isi Letbler is joined by others as he affixes a mezuzah to one of the
entranceways. (AP/Wide World Photo)
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Remainder Trust which makes it possible to contribute to Federation and
receive income for life.
Income-producing gifts have several advantages:
The donor receives an immediate deduction for part of the gift.
The gift can be an appreciated asset, such as low yielding stock, which, in
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 24, 1989
Political/Chemical Threat to Israel
By SENATOR JESSE HELMS
THE proliferation of ballis-
tic missiles and chemical and
biological weapons in the Mid-
dle East poses a serious and
immediate threat to Israel. As
the United States has a great
moral and strategic stake in
Israel's security, these threats
are of utmost concern to our
nation.
Israel may be particularly
vulnerable to a chemical or
biological weapons attack.
Israel's defense forces are
made up mostly of reservists.
A chemical attack against
mobilization centers, or key
population centers, would be
debilitating. It could cost
Israel the time and human
resources which mean the dif-
ference between successful
defense and shattering defeat.
Chemical weapons such as
mustard gas, nerve gases and
phosgene are relatively easy to
produce, hence their nick-
name, "the poor man's nuclear
bomb." With the critical assis-
tance of Free World industrial
firms, four of the most radical
regimes in the world Libya,
Syria, Iran and Iraq are
acquiring or have acquired
these weapons of mass de-
struction and the means to
deliver them.
Within the past month, the
world has become aware of an
international conspiracy of
supposedly legitimate foreign
industrial concerns chemical
companies, major electrical
firms, construction and engi-
neering firms, major banks,
transportation agents, and
various suppliers all of
whom have reaped handsome
profits by providing the capa-
bility to produce chemical
weapons to these radical
regimes.
POSSIBLY the most serious
implications of this scandal are
the allegations of involvement
by government officials of
West Germany. According to a
recent issue of Der Stern, the
Libyan gas plant was actually
designed by a German state-
owned engineering firm.
The discovery of this inter-
national conspiracy of indus-
trial firms and the possible
complicity of foreign govern-
ment officials in this conspir-
acy sends a clear message to
Americans: The United States
cannot rely solely on the assur-
ances of foreign governments
if we are serious about stop-
ping trade in chemical and
biological weapons.
Rather, the United States
must itself take actions
against the companies
involved if we are to expect
effective action to stem trade
in these weapons of mass
destruction.
With this in mind, I have
introduced legislation which
would inform the American
people of, and place sanctions
on, those companies assisting
the chemical or biological war-
fare programs of Libya, Syria,
Iraq or Iran. I am proud to
have Senators Claiborne Pel
(D-RI), Robert Dole (R-KS
and Rudy Boschwitz (R-MN) ai
original co-sponsors of this
legislation.
But the United States must
do more than just place sanc-
tions on companies assisting
the chemical or biological
weapons programs of Libya,
Syria, Iran and Iraq. Our coun-
try must monitor the transfer
of chemical weapons capa-
ble missiles to these countries,
and confront those countries
which supply these missiles.
IN addition, the prolifera-
tion of missiles and chemical
weapons in the Middle East
underscores the urgent need
for missile defenses. The
United States must pursue the
Strategic Defense Initiative
and make a top-priority of
working with Israel on its
development of the Arrow
anti-tactical ballistic missile. A
combination of these efforts
would provide Israel with the
capability to stop chemical
warhead-bearing missiles in
flight.
The challenge posed by the
proliferation of missiles and
chemical and biological wea-
pons among radical regimes in
the Middle East is grave. If
America's vital interests in the
Middle East are to be pre-
served, it will take concerted
action on the part of Congress
to inhibit the trade of chemical
and biological weapons, pre-
vent the transfer of missiles to
these regimes, and develop
missile defenses.
Senator Jesse Helms (R-N. Carolina)
is the ranking Republican member
of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee.
Refusenik Update...
... Aliyah and Refusal
WJC Chides Historian's Assesment of Red Cross
By TAMAR LEVY
GENEVA (JTA) An offi-
cial of the World Jewish Con-
fress has sharply criticized a
wiss historian's assessment
of the International Red
Cross' lack of help in saving
Jewish victims of the Nazis.
Dr. Gerhard Riegner, the
WJCongress' "eyes and ears"
in Geneva during the years of
the Holocaust, accused Jean-
Claude Favez, a professor of
history at the University of
Geneva, of unwarranted leni-
ency to the Red Cross in his
recent book, "Mission Impossi-
ble."
"The position adopted by the
International Committee of
the Red Cross is indefensible.
The organization adopted the
Nazi doctrine as reality,"
Riegner charged in an inter-
view in La Gazaette Juive, a
Jewish weekly published in
Basel.
Favez, who says he is the
first person to have been given
access to the ICRC's wartime
archives, also consulted the
archives of the WJCongress
and the Swiss federal govern-
ment.
Addressing a forum at Gen-
eva University, Favez said he
set out to answer three ques-
tions: "What did the ICRC
know of the political and racial
persecutions by the Nazi
regime? What was the organi-
zation willing to do? And what
was in its power to do?
His conclusion, Favez said,
was that the humanitarian
agency had a great deal of
information about the Nazi
persecution of Jews from its
delegates all over Europe.
But the agency believed it
had to act with extreme cau-
tion so as not to compromise
its work on behalf of prisoners
of war and civilian detainees.
Moreover, the national and
international climate of those
years convinced the ICRC that
it was best to keep a low
profile, Favez said.
Riegner said he could not
understand Favez's attitude,
in light of the ICRC orders to
"act with prudence and discre-
tion" and their instructions
"do not handle the cases of
Jewish inmates." Riegner
added that the ICRC did not
even protest when the Ger-
mans separated Jews from
other POWs among captured
Allied soldiers.
HAIS Offering Scholarships
NEW YORK (JTA) HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society, is accepting applications for the 1989 Norbert Schimmel
HIAS scholarships, as well as 11 other awards, intended for
students who plan to pursue post-secondary education.
Students eligible for the Schimmel scholarships established
last year through a $100,000 grant from the Schimmel Founda-
tion are HIAS-sponsored refugees who have come to the
United States since 1977, or their children, who are disabled or
handicapped.
All awards, which will range from $500 to $2,500, will be
presented at HIAS's 109th annual meeting on June 12.
For information: HIAS Scholarship Awards, 200 Park Avenue
South, New York, N.Y. 10003. Postmark no later than April 15.
Yeshiva To Be Inaugurated In Moscow
NEW YORK (JTA) The
first independent yeshiva per-
mitted on Soviet soil in 60
years will be inaugurated in
Moscow Feb. 22 by Rabbi Adin
Steinsaltz, according to the
New York-based organization
that supports his work.
The rabbis and scholars who
will train at the Judaic Studies
Center are expected to become
the religious and cultural lead-
ers of the next generation of
Soviet Jews, those who are
unable or unwilling to leave
the USSR, according to the
Aleph Society.
The Soviet authorities
affirmed the Aleph Society's
exclusive right to choose all
curriculum and materials, fa-
culty members and students.
About 80 students were
accepted into the Center's day
and evening programs, out of
147 applicants. All were
selected by Steinsaltz, the
renowned Israeli scholar who
is at work on a monumental
modern Hebrew translation of
the Jerusalem Talmud and the
Babylonian Talmud.
The Soviet Academy of
Sciences is providing six living
and teaching apartments in its
own residence building.
The initial faculty will con-
sist of five American and
Israeli rabbis and scholars. It
will be staffed by rotating
teams of visiting professors
and teachers from the United
Statps. Wpstern Europe and
Israel.
The Judaic Studies Center is
the first result of agreements
signed in October 1988 with
Evgeny Velikhov, vice chair-
man of the Soviet Academy of
Sciences.
The center will be affiliated
with the Academy of World
Civilization, under the aus-
pices of the World Laboratory,
an international scientific
exchange program which has
legal status in the Soviet
Union.
The international affiliation
allows the yeshiva freer rein
than were it to be under offi-
cial Soviet auspices, a spokes-
person for the Aleph Society
explained.
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) Two
longtime refuseniks arrived in
Israel with their families, cul-
minating separate quests for
exit permits that lasted more
than a decade.
Roald (Alek) Zelichonok,
who was sent to a Soviet labor
camp in 1985 for teaching
Hebrew in his Leningrad liv-
ing room, arrived here with his
wife, Galina.
He surprised television view-
ers by speaking flawless He-
brew on an interview program
a few hours after the couple
landed. He explained that he
learned the language by listen-
ing to Israel Radio broadcasts
via shortwave.
Zelichonok, who first applied
to emigrate in 1978, said he
overcame official jamming "by
various tricks which I do not
want to disclose." He added
that those "tricks" are no lon-
ger needed because the Sovi-
ets have stopped jamming
Israel Radio's Hebrew and
Russian language programs.
Also arriving here was
Elena Keiss-Kuna, a promi-
nent Jewish cultural activist
who had engaged in several
hunger strikes during her 14
years of refusal.
She landed here with her
son, Andre, 18, and husband,
George Kun, an engineer.
Keiss-Kuna, also of Lenin-
grad, first applied to leave in
1974, along with her sister
Anna Rosnovsky, who receiv-
ed permission that year. Ros-
novsky is now a violinist with
the Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra.
Their mother, Meita Leik-
ina, tried to send Rosnovsky
her violin, but it was inter-
cepted. The Soviets claimed it
was "state property." She was
arrested, charged with smug-
gling an antique and was plac-
ed in a psychiatric hospital
prison.
In 1979, she was released
and allowed to go to Israel.
Keiss-Kuna, an electronics
engineer, had to leave her job
in 1974 when she applied for
an exit visa. She was told she
would be able to emigrate
after five years. As those
years continued into 14, Keiss-
Kuna studied English and art,
becoming a poet.
Meanwhile, a third Lenin-
grad refusenik, Vera Sheiba, is
in America to visit her child-
ren. Her husband, Lev, re-
mains behind.
But Soviet authorities have
yet to grant permission to can-
cer patient Georgi Samoilovich
of Moscow, despite their
claims, encoded in law and
stated in international agree-
ments, that a sick person may
leave within three days of his
application for a visa.
Samoilovich, 67, who suffers
-from large-cell lymphoma, has
been refused on the grounds
that he knows state secrets.
The International Physicians
Commission, based in Chicago,
issued a statement calling
Samoilovich "the first known
case of non-compliance to the
provisions of the Vienna Con-
cluding Document signed by
the Soviets and 34 other coun-
tries."
U.N. Forces Requested
To Dismiss Norwegian Colonel
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) The
Foreign Ministry has called on
the United Nations peacekeep-
ing authorities in southern
Lebanon to dismiss a Norwe-
gian officer it accuses of mak-
ing slurs against Israel.
According to ministry offi-
cials, Col. Jan Erik Carlsson
commander of the Norwegian
battalion of the United
Nations Interim Force in
Lebanon, has, despite pro-
tests, continued to liken the
behavior of the Israel Defense
Force in Lebanon to the Nazi
occupiers of Norway in World
War II.
After the initial furor when
his remarks came to light last
weekend, the IDF acted on the
advice of the Foreign Ministry
and played down the incident.
The ministry apparently
changed its view.


Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
apanese Attitude Toward
ews, Israel Is Negative
Palm Beach, FL. Many
I.Japanese hold negative atti-
tudes toward Jews despite the
fact that only one in a hundred
has had direct contact with
them, according to a Gallup
poll commissioned by the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
H'rith.
The poll, of 1,365 Japanese
in Japan, was conducted in late
November. It revealed that
Japanese perceptions of Jew-
ish personal traits and charac-
teristics "have been formed
second hand" mainly from
television programs, books
and newspapers and are
'predominantly in the minus
column." But it was found that
the approximately one percent
of Japanese who have had per-
sonal or direct dealings with
Jews reacted in a mostly "posi-
tive or neutral" way.
Mr. Levinson said that in
addition to anti-Jewish atti-
tudes, the poll also found that
Japanese perceptions of Israel
were negative, including
doubts about the nation's
trustworthiness" and "com-
mitment to peace."
Nevertheless, the poll found
that despite Japan's generally
pro-Arab foreign policy, a
heavy majority of Japanese
81 percent felt that their
government should be neutral
in its dealings with Arab
nations and Israel. Only nine
percent felt that Japan should
"lean towards the Arab side."
The poll, Mr. Levinson said,
was commissioned in response
to the publication of a number
of anti-Jewish books and arti-
cles in Japan over the past two
years, including a best selling
book that alleges a conspiracy
by "international Jewish capi-
tal." The survey is part of a
long-range effort by the
League to address the issue of
anti-Semitism in Japan and
that nation's anti-Israel policy.
The poll, entitled "A Gallup
Study of Anti-Semitism Con-
ducted in Japan," was carried
out for ADL with the assis-
tance of the Washington-based
consulting firm of Potomac
Associates. Polling was done
by the Nippon Research Cen-
ter, Ltd., an affiliate of Gallup
International Research Insti-
tutes, Inc. The margin of error
was plus or minus five percen-
tage points.
Jews, when compared to
Christians, Buddhists and
Asians in the poll were gener-
ally viewed negatively. Jews,
blacks, Arabs and Muslims
were rated more "unfriendly,"
"greedy" and "deceitful" than
the others. On the other hand,
Jews were assessed more
often than not as "brave" and
"hard working" and, to a les-
ser degree, as "intelligent"
and "spiritual."
"A striking result," Mr.
Levinson said, "was the recur-
rence of more negative views
among the more influential
groups in the general popula-
tion, those with the college
educations, those in upper
income brackets and to a les-
ser, younger Japanese."
Despite the unfavorable per-
ceptions of Jews, the more
than 1,300 Japanese polled
said they were as disinclined to
work for a Christian employer
as a Jewish one a finding,
Mr. Levinson said "which
reflects Japanese insularity
and disinclination to work for
foreigners in general."
The poll showed that Japan-
ese attitudes toward Israel
were also highly negative.
When compared with four
other nations West Germay,
the United States, the Soviet
Union and Saudi Arabia
Israel was ranked at or near
the bottom in perceptions of
its "trustworthiness, commit-
ment to peace, straight-
forwardness, business deal-
ings, generosity to other
nations and level of economic
advancement."
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO VISIT ISRAEL NOW?
We're excited about going to
Israel with Palm Beach
County residents. It will be a
very interesting experience.
Since we're northerners we
feel it will be a good way to get
to know people in the area.
Mostly we're looking forward
to seeing the changes and the
progress that have occurred in
Israel in the past few years.
We haven't been there since
1974. The itinerary sounds
exciting and of course the
price is the best around. I don't
think anyone could beat the
whole package. It's a great
opportunity. Why don't you
join us?
Robert and Irma Goldberg
Lake Worth
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Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973.
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, is an active place for all Seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and
activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
KOSHER MEALS
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach, 700
Spencer Drive; JCC in Boyn-
ton Beach, 501 N.E. 26th Ave-
nue; and JCC in Del ray Beach,
16189 Carter Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is
required but contributions are
requested. Reservations re-
quired. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-7700, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Department of Senior Ser-
vices 627-5765.
HIGHLIGHTS OF KOSHER
LUNCH CONNECTION IN
WEST PALM BEACH
FOR FEBRUARY & MARCH
Friday, Feb. 24 Vassil
Singers Goldie Bernstein;
plus Sabbath Services
Monday, Feb. 27 Fred
Bauman, Bingo
Tuesday, Feb. 28 Sophie
Langbort "Melodica Virtu-
oso"
Wednesday, March 1
Evelyn Polishczuk Music &
chair exercises
Thursday, March 2 Susan
Press Attorney General's
office
Friday, March 3 Sabbath
Services Rabbi Randell
Konigsberg, Temple Beth
David
KOSHER HOME
DELIVERED MEALS
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The Jew-
ish Community Center's Kosh-
er Home Delivered Meals Ser-
vice is just for you!!!
This is a most essential ongo-
ing or short term service for
the homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
or West Palm Beach call Carol
at 689-7700. In Delray Beach,
call Nancy at 495-0806.
JCC
TRANSPORTATION
SERVICE
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter is providing transportation
for persons who wish to visit
loved ones in nursing homes,
hospitals or have to go to Day
Care Centers. Tickets are re-
quired for each one-way trip
and may be obtained from the
driver. Each one-way trip don-
ation is $1 and persons pur-
chasing blocks of ten will re-
ceive two free. Reservations
are required. Call Libby at
689-7700 between 9:30 and
1:30. For medical and meal
site transportation, call divi-
sion of senior services at 627-
5765.
CLASSES AND
ACTIVITIES
Adult Education Courses
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-
mation.
PALM BEACH COUNTY
ADULT EDUCATION,
SCHOOL BOARD
JCC Writers' Workshop
"Writing For Fun and Pleas-
ure" with Instructor Ruth
Graham. Would you like to
learn to paint a word picture?
Do you want to enrich your
writing for self discovery?
Learn to exercise your right
brain potential for hearing,
seeing and living more crea-
tively. Join our eight week
course that began Friday, Jan.
20th at 10 a.m. to 12. Fee: $3.
Call Louise for information
and registration at 689-7700.
"I Care About Me!!" -
Another dynamic series with
Dr. Louise Link of the Palm
Beach County Adult Educa-
tion, School Board. Registra-
tion is limited. Call Louise at
689-7700. Dates: March 7, 14,
21 & 28th at 10 a.m. at JCC on
Tuesday mornings. Fee: $2 for
the four sessions.
PALM BEACH
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ADULT EDUCATION
"Do You Feel Misunder-
stood? Do you often feel
misunderstood and find your-
self "putting up with it,"
"shutting up about it," or
"giving up?" This course will
zero in on how people bury
their feelings and often say
"I've done so well. Why do I
feel so bad?" You will be
taught how to communicate
your feelings, learn to be bet-
ter listeners, and become com-
fortable with making your own
decisions. Pre-registration a
must! Instructor: Faye Schec-
ter of P.B.C.C. for six weeks
starting on Wednesdays Feb.
15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at
10 a.m. at the JCC. Fee: $2.
Limited registration. Call
Louise at 689-7700.
Quality Health Care &
Today's Medicine a 4 week
session with Gert Friedman,
PBCC Adult Education. Direc-
tions and choices available to
you in today's medical system.
These seminars are based
directly on 1987 cover story of
Newsweek. Dates: Thursdays,
March 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 1:30 at
JCC. Call Louise 689-7700 for
reservations. Fee:
OTHER CLASSES
AND ACTIVITIES
Joys of Yiddish Join the
many who enjoy a bit of yid-
dishkait and humor every
Monday morning at 10 a.m. at
the JCC. Presenters: Leo
Treem, David Sandier, Pauline
Cohen, Dori Dasher and
others. Co-Group Coordinators
are Pauline Cohen & David
Sandier.
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.
The World of Drama -
Learn all the facets of Stage
and TV drama including the
technique of broadcasting
commercials for all media.
Director: Carl Martin, actor,
newscaster, TV moderator.
Dates: Tuesdays at 1:30 to
3:30 beginning Feb. 7th for
eight sessions. Fee: $10. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for reser-
vations.
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.
PRIME TIME
SINGLES EVENTS
Famous Rappaports in Hal-
landale for lunch and show.
Yiddish and English "Vos is
Bashert is Bashert." Sun-
day, March 5th. Meet at Car-
teret Bank, Century Village,
W.P.B. at 12:30 p.m.
Join us for "Amadeus" on
April 16th at the Actors Rep-
ertory Theatre. Meet at Car-
teret Bank, Century Village,
W.P.B. at 1 p.m. Early Reser-
vations a Must!! Call Sally or
Evelyn for shows.
Prime Time Singles
Enjoy a very special music
program on Thursday after-
noon, March 9th at 1:30 p.m.
Fantastic Cantor Karen Blum,
Director of our new intergen-
erational choir "Kolrina"
(Voices of Joy) and of Temple
Am of Jupiter will charm us
with a potpourri of Jewish,
Showtime and oldtime songs.
Karen is a beautiful lady with a
beautiful voice. This should be
an afternoon to remember! All
singles are invited to this
active and exciting Singles
Group. Call Sally at 478-9397
or Evelyn at 686-6724 for res-
ervations and information
SECOND TUESDAY
COUNCIL
SPECIAL EVENTS
Boat Trip to Nowhere with
full cruise amenities. Spon-
sored by the JCC on Thursday,
March 23. Bus leaves at 8 a.m.
from Carteret Bank at C.V.
Bus returns to W.P.B. at 6
p.m. Don't be left out, make
your reservations early! Call
Sabina, Chairperson of Second
Tuesday Council at 683-0852
for information.
Relax at the Lido Spa on
April 9-12. Includes 3 meals
daily and entertainment. Call
Sabina at 683-0852.
AT YOUR SERVICE
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter provides by appointment:
Health Insurance Assistance
jo:
News
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 p.m. Gather together at Fred's
place to salute February with a Favorite Hat House Party,
wear your favorite hat or create one for the occasion.
Beer, wine, soda and munchies will be served. Cost: $4.
Sunday, Feb. 26, 6:45 p.m. Get together in the lobby of
Cinema & Drafthouse (Congress Ave., just north of 10th
Ave. No.) to enjoy the popular monthly movie night. All are
welcome to join.
Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m. Get together at Lynora's
(5283 Lake Worth Rd., west of Military Tr.) to enjoy
excellent Italian style food at moderate prices.
SINGLE PURSUITS (40-59)
Wednesday, March 1, 5 p.m. Meet at Studebaker's
(Congress Ave. & Forest Hill Blvd.) to enjoy the Happy
Hour. Start March right with this mid-week break. Cost: $1
for tip plus your own fare and a small entry fee.
SINGLE PARENTS
Friday, Feb. 24, 5:30-8 p.m. Single Parents are invited
to the JCC Family Shabbat Dinner at Camp Shalom (7875
Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach). A roast chicken dinner
plus all the trimmings will be provided as well as candle
lighting, entertainment and fun activities in a relaxed
country setting. Advance registration is necessary. Cost:
Adults $7, children $4, children under age three are free.
Sunday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. Get together at Too-Jays Deli
in Palm Beach (in the Royal Poinciana Plaza) to enjoy
Sunday Brunch together. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a stroll
on Worth Ave. Bring the children and join us for a
delightful afternoon.
For more information please call the JCC, 689-7700.
MOSAIC Sunday, February 26, 11 a.m. WPTV
Channel 5, with host Barbara Gordon Green. A two-part
series; interview with Arnold Forster, Former Director of
the Anti-Defamation League.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, February 26, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340 AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
PAGE ONE Sunday, February 26, 8 a.m. WPBR -
1340 AM A weekly review of news and issues pertinent
to the Jewish community.
THE RABBI LEON FINK SHOW Sunday, February
26, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. WPBR 1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon
Fink. A Jewish talk show that features weekly guests and
call-in discussions.
'Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County.
with Edie Reiter; Legal Aid by
Palm Beach County Legal Aid
Society; Home Financial Man-
agement with Herb Kirsh.
Need help with your Income
Tax Return? Herb Kirsh will
be here Wednesday mornings
from 9 a.m. to noon. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for infor-
mation.
VOLUNTEER NEWS
"Hi-Neighbor," the very
special JCC Mitzvah Corps is a
group of persons reaching out
- keeping in touch with our
homebound and others in
need. Join this dedicated
group of persons who enjoy
doing Mitzvahs. Call Ellie
Newcorn at 689-7700.
Volunteers Needed: Tele-
phone receptionists. Grand-
mas and Grandpas wanted
pre-school classroom aides for
2 to 4 year olds. Creativity
Crafts assistant for preschool.
Yiddish instructor. Call Ellen
at 689-7700.
NEIGHBOR HELPING
NEIGHBOR
A consortium program with
Jewish Family and Children's
Services. 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-
1991.
CLASSES IN
BOYNTON BEACH
The JCC will be providing a
variety, of classes and pro-
frams at Congregation Beth
odesh along with the daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
"Planning Strategy for
Quality Health Care" Mak
ing informed decisions for
affordable, accessible, quality
health care. Instructor: Gert
Friedman of P.B.C.C, Adult
Education. Starts Monday
February 6th at 9:30 a.m. Fee:
$3. Call Julia at 582-7360 for
reservations.


Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
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Agudath Israel
Opens Soviet Wing
B'NAI B'RITH
Lucerne Lodge No. 3132
announces an Israel program,
entitled "Israel: The Present
and the Future!" on Sunday,
March 5. The program will
demonstrate the complexities
of the situation confronting
Israel. This meeting will take
place at the Mid-County Senior
Citizen's Center, Lake Worth,
at 9:30 a.m. There will be
bagels, cream cheese, coffee
and cake.
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
There will be a Reachout
organized by Mitzvah Coun-
cil. The celebration will take
place on Feb. 28, at the Catal-
ina Holiday Inn in Boynton
Beach, FL between 9:30 a.m.
and noon, in cooperation with
the B'nai B'rith Women Chap-
ter Masada, Menorah, Ohav,
Olam and Shalom. Breakfast
will be served.
There will be notable public
people present. Shirley Mol-
doff from the Regional Board
and Eleanor Weinstock, Flor-
ida State Senator will speak.
Olam Chapter meets March
1 at 12:30 p.m. at the Poin-
ciana Clubhouse Social Hall in
Lake Worth. Purim party and
White Elephant Sale are
planned, with holiday refresh-
ments. All are welcome.
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
NATIONAL WOMEN'S
COMMITTEE
Palm Beach East Chapter
is having an early Spring
breakfast on Wednesday,
March 8 at 9 a.m. at Saks, the
Esplanade, Palm Beach. Come
see and hear the latest in
cruise wear and cosmetics.
Contribution $10. For reserva-
tions send check to: Inez
Bloom, 3360 S. Ocean Blvd.
P.B. 33480 Apt. 5D S.
HADASSAH
Yovel Chapter will continue
discussion of "Jewish History"
at its study group on March 2
at the Royal Palm Bank,
Drexel Plaza at 10 a.m.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
OF THE PALM BEACHES
The regular membership
meeting will be held on Wed-
nesday, March 1, 9:30 a.m. at
the American Savings Bank,
West Gate of Century Village.
Rabbi Leonid Feldman of Tem-
ple Emanu-El will be the guest
speaker. The topic will be "The
Importance of Knowledge of
the Holocaust to Gentiles."
Refreshments will be served.
Reserve Sunday April 2 for the
annual Purim party.
LABOR ZIONIST
ALLIANCE
Poale Zion Purim program
will be held Thursday, March
2, 1 p.m. at the American
Savings Bank, Westgate of
Century Village.
Purim Shalach Manos will be
in support of the Kupat Holim
Medical Plan of Israel. The
speaker will be Mrs. Aliza
Ranish, new Executive Direc-
tor of the Florida Histadrut
campaign, sent to the United
States by the Israeli govern-
ment.
Mr. Larry Stang, will sing
many of your favorite Yiddish
and English folksongs.
Hamentashen and coffee will
be served. Donation $2. All are
welcome.
NA'AMAT USA
Theodore Herzl Club meets
for Purim March 3, 1 p.m. at
the Lake Worth Shuffleboard
Courts, Lucerne Avenue.
Slides will be shown.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF
JEWISH WOMEN
Okeechobee Section mem-
bership meeting will take place
Thursday, March 16, 12:30
p.m. at the American Bank,
Westgate. The guest speaker
will be Oscar Goldstein of Men-
orah Chapel. His subject is
"Jewish Humor."
There will be a three day,
two night visit to Epcot,
March 6, 7 and 8.
WOMEN'S
AMERICAN ORT
On Monday, Feb. 27, Lake
Worth West Chapter will hold
its meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the
Country Squire Inn on Lake
Worth Road and the turnpike.
Mr. Watson Duncan of Palm
Beach Community College,
will present a book review.
Refreshments will be served.
Poinciana Chapter will have
its general meeting on Mon-
day, Feb. 27, at 12:30 p.m. in
the Social Hall of The Poin-
ciana Country Club.
Guest speaker will be Rabbi
Joel L. Levine of Temple
Judea in West Palm Beach.
Refreshments will be served.
West Palm Beach Chapter
will meet March 14 at Congre-
gation Anshei Sholom at noon.
Helen Nussbaum will present a
book review of "The Congre-
gation" by Rabbi Morton Lev-
ine.
Coming Events: March 6, 7
and 8, 3 days at Epcot and
Disney World; March 12, 13,
14, Regency Spa; March 19,
Miami Ice Follies; April 8,
Cruise on the Florida Princess
on the intercoastal.
Friday, Feb. 24 Free Sons of Israel, 12:30 p.m Morse
Geriatric Center, Women's Auxiliary, Fourth
Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show
Saturday, Feb. 25 Jewish Community Day School,
Annual Dinner/Dance/Auction at the Palm Hotel
Temple Beth David Men's Club, "Roast"
Sunday, Feb. 26 Federation, Indian Springs Dinner/
Dance Lake Worth Jewish Center Sisterhood,
Purim Play, 7 p.m. Congregation Aitz Chaim,
9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El, Concert 7 p.m.
Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood, Purim
Supper/Card Party, 5 p.m. Bar Ilan University
luncheon.
Monday, Feb. 27 Women's American ORT Fountains,
Donor Luncheon Jewish Community Day School,
Executive Committee, 7:45 p.m. Women's Amer-
ican ORT Palm Beach Hadassah Z'Hava,
Donor Luncheon at The Breakers, noon Federa-
tion, CLAL Program, 4-6 p.m.; 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 Yiddish Culture Group Century
Village, 10 a.m. Temple Beth El, Study Group,
noon Na'Amat USA Palm Beach Council,
Donor Luncheon, noon Temple Beth Zion, board,
7:30 p.m. Temple Beth David, Executive Board, 8
p.m. Federation, CLAL Program, 8-10 a.m.;
12-2 p.m. 4-6 p.m.; 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1 Federation, Women's Division,
Business and Professional Program Meeting, 6
p.m. Lake Worth Jewish Center Sisterhood,
board, 9:30 a.m. National Council of Jewish
Women Palm Beach, board, 9:30 a.m. Congre-
gation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith
- Palm Beach Council, 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Olam, 12:30 p.m. Na'Amat USA -
Palm Beach Council, board, 1 p.m. Holocaust
Survivors of the Palm Beaches, 9:30 a.m.
National Council of Jewish Women, Legislative
Day at the Palm Beach County Commission Cham-
bers, 9 a.m.
Thursday, March 2 Labor Zionist Alliance, 1 p.m.
Federation, Fourth Annual Boynton Beach Hap-
pening at Hunters Run, noon Federation
Soviet Jewry Task Force, noon Temple Torah of
West Boynton Sisterhood, board, 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Rishona, Theatre Hadassah Bat
Gurion, board, 9 a.m. National Council of Jewish
Women Flagler Evening, board, 7:30 p.m.
Na'amat USA Theodore Herzl, 1 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Century, board, 1 p.m. Bar-Ilan Univer-
sity, Reception/Dinner at The Breakers.
For information call Federation, 88t-2l20.
NEW YORK (JTA) After
years of clandestine efforts on
behalf of religiously observant
Soviet Jews, Agudath Israel
has announced the official for-
mation of a member organiza-
tion in the Soviet Union.
Representatives from sev-
eral cities in the Soviet Union
gathered in Moscow last De-
cember to sign an official dec-
laration of establishment.
They met with Mordechai
Neustadt, who heads the Vaad
L'Hatzolas Nidchei Yisroel
division of the world Agudath
headquarters in New York, to
discuss plans for Torah educa-
tion in the country.
Agudath first began its con-
tacts with the Soviet Jewish
ba'alei teshuvah, or newly
observant, community in re-
sponse to the request of for-
mer refusenik Yosef Mende-
levich, upon his release from
the Soviet Union in 1981.
Mendelevich told Rabbi
Moshe Sherer, president of
Agudath, of the increasing
numbers of Soviet Jews who
had become interested in their
faith.
Neustadt, with Sherer's
authorization, opened commu-
nication with members of sev-
eral of the young, religious
communities, including promi-
nent Soviet Jewish leader Eli-
ahu Essas.
Benefitting from glasnost,
the Soviets' new policy of
"openness," Agudath now
joins a number of other inter-
national Jewish organizations
with official presences in the
Soviet Union, including B'nai
B'rith International, Emunah
Women, World Jewish Con-
gress and the World Union of
Jewish Students.
Graham Phones
Refuseniks In USSR
WASHINGTON Senator
Bob Graham recently called
refusniks in Moscow and
Leningrad who've been
"adopted" by groups in Flor-
ida to express support for their
right to emigrate.
"We're encouraged by
recent progress on some cases,
but we will not rest while your
rights are being violated,"
Graham said.
Graham and Sandra Gold-
berg, chairman of the Soviet
Jewry Task Force of the Palm
Beach County Jewish Federa-
tion, spoke by telephone from
Graham's office with two refu-
senik families:
Igor and Inessa Uspensky of
Moscow, who have been
refused exit visas since 1979.
Both are scientists, but he now
works as an elevator operator
and she as a typist.
Lev and Vera Sheibas of
Leningrad, who also have been
refused exit visas since 1979.
Their two adult children, Leo-
nid and Elena, have emigrated
to the United States. Mr. Shei-
bas is an acoustics engineer,
now selling newspapers.
Miami attorney Aaron Pod-
hurst is a friend of the Sheibas
family. Senator Graham
passed along greetings from
the Podhursts: "Aaron and
Dorothy are thinking of you
and look forward to seeing you
in the United States soon."
Graham was named "1988
Legislator of the Year" by the
Florida Association of Jewish
Federations, in part due to his
efforts for human rights in the
Soviet Union.
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Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 24, 1989
Black Mississippi Farmer Learns Israeli Techniques
By AMY J. MEHLER
NEW YORK (JTA) The
institution of the small-time
American farmer is fast be-
coming a phenomenon of the
past. One organization, how-
ever, is doing all it can to
ensure that it has a future.
The international scholar-
ship and research fund of the
Volcani Center, Israel's oldest
agricultural research organiza-
tion, recently selected Ben
Burkett, a 37-year-old black
Mississippi farmer, as this
year's second recipient of a
scholarship to study, tour and
work at the seven institutes
that now comprise the Volcani.
"The scholarship will
enhance the agricultural tech-
niques of the American farmer
and improve the farm com-
munity's understanding of
Israel," said Bill Kesten,
spokesman for IRENICS, the
American-based company
which established the educa-
tional program for the Volcani.
Upon his return, Burkett
flew to Atlanta to give a pre-
sentation to the executives of
the Federation of Southern
Black Farmers, the largest
black farmer's organization in
America.
"He was so excited, he was
on cloud nine," said Kesten.
"He couldn't wait to share his
experiences and impressions
of Israel."
Though overwhelmed by all
of Israel, Burkett admitted to
being especially fascinated
with the deserts which have
blossomed under the expert
care of the Israelis.
While at the Volcani, Bur-
kett also had the opportunity
to meet with Mississippi Gov.
Ray Mabus.
Mabus had come especially
to meet Burkett and discuss
new methods of improving
farming conditions in his state.
Burkett said he will begin
experimenting with drip irri-
gation almost immediately.
The Volcani Center has
promised its assistance in
securing the necessary equip-
ment to set up irrigation for
his 350-acre farm in Hatties-
burg, Miss.
The Burkett farm, which has
been in his family for 102
years, has lost 50 percent of its
watermelon crop as a result of
this year's drought. Burkett
considers himself lucky.
In recent years, he said,
between 700 and 800 Midwest
farmers have been displaced,
almost 10,000 farms have been
foreclosed and over 80,000
bank loans have been called in.
Burkett's goal in traveling to
Israel was to learn Israel's
"secrets to success."
"I wanted to learn about
irrigation, mechanical harvest-
ing and agricultural farming
whatever I could get my hands
on," Burkett said.
Jerome Koenig, executive
chairman of the Volcani, said,
"We can't teach our farmers
to grow more, but we can
teach them to think differ-
ently."
Thinking differently in
Israel has produced such phe-
nomena as agricultural gene-
Airlines Paid "Protection
Money'' To Terrorists
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) A
U.S. airline and three West
European carriers paid mil-
lions of dollars to Palestinian
terrorists in the 1970s not to
hijack or attack their planes,
an expert on terrorism said.
Neil Livingstone, a pro-
fessor of national security
studies at Georgetown Univer-
sity and president of the pri-
vate Institute on Terrorism
and Substantial Conflicts,
would not reveal the names of
the airliners that paid the
"protection money" to an arm
of the Palestine Liberation
Organization.
A former advisor to congres-
sional committees and airlines,
Livingstone would not confirm
whether any of the airlines
flew to Israel, but he said the
extortion money was no longer
being paid.
A spokesman for the Federal
Aviation Administration den-
ied any knowledge of pro-
tection money being paid, but
Livingstone said his infor-
mation was corroborated by a
half-dozen intelligence agen-
cies in the United States,
Europe, Israel and Arab
countries.
He said the countries in
which the airlines were based
knew of the extortion.
Livingstone was interviewed
by phone at the institute's
office, where he had just
returned from Israel. He first
revealed the existence of the
extortion during a three-day
international seminar in Tel-
Aviv on aviation security.
Livingstone said he would
reveal the names of the air-
lines and other information in
a book he has just completed
on the covert operations of the
PLO.
The book's central theme,
Livingstone said, is that "irre-
spective of Israel," the PLO
should be a "serious concern of
the United States" since it has
attacked and killed Americans,
including diplomats.
In his talk in Israel, Living-
stone said most of the protec-
tion money was made to the
Popular Front for the Libera-
tion of Palestine, headed by
George Habash.
"Most of it happened in the
1970s and most of the money
was paid to the PFLP," he
said.
Livingstone said that while
Habash resigned from the
executive committee of the
PLO in a dispute with Yasir
Arafat in 1974, Arafat benefit-
ted from the extortion through
a "secret fund" and "knew
very well what was going on."
According to Livingstone,
the U.S. airline made the pro-
tection payments for three
years, and one European car-
rier paid for nearly a decade.
The other two European car-
riers stopped payments after
other Palestinian terrorist
groups attacked their aircraft.
The PFLP operations chief
from the late 1960s through
the mid-1970s was Wadi Had-
dad, since deceased, who is
believed to have master-
minded many air piracy opera-
tions, including the Air France
hijack to Entebbe, Uganda, in
June 1976.
Res. Maj. Gen. Aharon
Yariv, head of Tel Aviv Uni-
versity's Jaffe Center for Stra-
tegic Studies and a former
chief of Israel's military intelli-
gence, summoned up the dis-
cussions.
He said an effective war
against terrorism required
good intelligence and con-
certed political action against
countries supporting it.
He recalled that when he
became chief of military intelli-
gence in 1964, the year the
PLO was founded, he was told
it should not cause Israel con-
cern.
"Had we acted effectively
from the start and not been
inhibited by the major
expenses involved, we might
have stopped the develop-
ments of the last 25 years,"
Yariv said.
(JTA correspondent Hugh Orgel in
Tel Aviv contributed to this report.)
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tice of plant protection.
"Volcani is the most positive
success story in Israel," said
Koenig.
"Besides just being a fort-
ress in the Middle East, Israel
is a true friend, sharing in the
creative act of helping end
world hunger.
"We are showing that Israel
is not a one-way street."
Coalition For Religious
Pluralism Formed
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Twenty-seven national Jewish
organizations, including B'nai
B'rith, Hadassah and bodies of
the Conservative, Reconstruc-
tionist and Reform move-
ments, have formed the Coali-
tion for Jewish Unity to ad-
vance the cause of religious
pluralism in Israel.
The coalition said it plans to
open "wall-to-wall discus-
sions" among all branches of
Judaism in an attempt to "re-
solve differences" on the mat-
ter of conversion.
Formation of the coalition,
announced recently after a
meeting here, grew out of a
mission to Israel last Novem-
ber by leaders of the same or-
ganizations to oppose efforts
by Orthodox political parties
there to amend Israel's Law of
Return.
The amendment was shelved
after Israel's major political
parties formed a broad coali-
tion, locking out the Orthodox
parties.
The organizations joining
the coalition are Americans for
Progressive Israel, American
Jewish Committee, American
Jewish Congress, Association
of Reform Zionists of America,
B'nai B'rith, B'nai Zion, Cen-
tral Conference of American
Rabbis, Federation of Recon-
structionist Congregations &
Havurot and Hadassah.
Also, Hebrew Union Col-
lege-Jewish Institute of Reli-
gion, Jewish Labor Commit-
tee, Jewish Theological Semin-
ary, Labor Zionist Alliance,
Mercaz, Na'amat USA, Na-
tional Committee for Labor
Israel-Histadrut, National
Council of Jewish Women and
the National Federation of
Temple Sisterhoods.
In addition, the Rabbinical
Assembly, Reconstructionist
Rabbinical College, Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions, United Synagogue of
America, Women's League for
Conservative Judaism, Work-
men's Circle, World Council of
Synagogues, World Union for
Progressive Judaism and the
Zionist Organization of Amer-
ica.
Austrian Grandchildren Invited Back
NEW YORK (JTA) The
Jewish Welcome Service of
Vienna is sponsoring an April
visit to Austria for grandchild-
ren of former Austrians who
fled Nazi persecution.
The free program is the
brainchild of Holocaust survi-
vor Leon Zalman of Vienna,
who has devoted his life to
preserving the memory of the
Eastern European Jewish cul-
ture.
Applicants must be over the
age of 16. They will be hosted
by families, most of them liv-
ing in Vienna, for a 10-day
stay. Flights are being sched-
uled to accommodate Passover
observance and will leave
April 3, 6, 9 and 10.
The visitors will fly on
Austrian Airlines, which has
donated their service on the
occasion of the inauguration of
a new flight route from Vienna
to New York.
Zelman, born in Lodz,
Poland, in 1926, survived the
Lodz ghetto and the concen-
tration camps of Auschwitz,
Mauthausen and Ebensee.
In 1984, he organized an
exhibit in Vienna, "Disap-
peared World," and a sympo-
sium, "The World of Yester-
day."
Deadline for applications is
Feb. 28. The tour is being
offered to 100 participants.
Send applications to Susi
Schneier, U.S. Representa-
tive, Jewish Welcome Service
of Vienna, 63 Emerson Ave.,
Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
10520. (914) 271-9559.
Lottery Not To Affect Soviets
By HOWARD ROSENBERG
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The State Department's lot-
tery for 10,000 additional
immigration slots in each of
the next two years will have an
insignificant impact on the
Soviet Jewish refugee prob-
lem, a key Jewish leader said.
The program could make it
easier for Soviet Jews who did
not have relatives here to
enter the United States.
But Karl Zukerman, execu-
tive vice president of HIAS,
the Hebrew Immigration Aid
Society, said those with rela-
tives here can gain entry
under existing law.
He said the program "was
not in any way a response" to
the backlog of Soviet Jews
waiting to enter the United
States as refugees.
Soviet Jews and others can
compete for the slots by mail-
ing typed letters to the State
Department between March 1
and March 31.
Ten thousand names will be
selected at random by com-
puter from 162 countries that
boasted fewer than 5,000 emi-
grants to the United States in
1988.
The excluded countries are
China, India, Korea, Mexico,
Taiwan and the United King-
dom.
A husband or wife selected
can use the visa to bring a
spouse to the United States
and unmarried children under
the age of 21.
The 10,000 selected become
permanent resident aliens, and
after five years can apply for
citizenship, department refu-
gee spokeswoman Cheryle
Martin said.



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Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
BOYNTON BEACH JEWISH CENTER-BETH KODESH- 501
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428 Rabbi
Joe) Chazin. Cantor Abraham Koster. Daily, 8:30 a.m. Sabbath
services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM: 5348 Grove Street
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. Friday night 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser!
Daily services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 9
a.m. For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
LAKE WORTH JEWISH CENTER: 4550 Jog Road, Lake
Worth. Phone 967-3600. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor
Abraham Mehler. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg. Cantor
Earl J. Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30
a.m.
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 EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Leonid Feldman. Cantor David
Feuer. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily
8:15 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing address: 9851D Mili-
tary Trail, Box 360091, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 736-7687.
Cantor Alex Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.
TREASURE COAST JEWISH CENTER CONGREGATION
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.
ORTHODOX
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 AJTZ 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
Werner.
REFORM
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL: 1390i SWJDm*jg*
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10: a.m.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish HalK 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960 Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West ***
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor btuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
471-1526.
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e News
CONGREGATION
ANSHEISHOLOM
Sisterhood will hold its board
meeting on Monday, March 6,
at 9:45 a.m., and its regular
meeting on Tuesday, March
21, at 1 p.m., they will be
entertained by Fannie Ushkow
and her Melodears, accompan-
ied by Dora Rosenbaum, cele-
brating their Bat Mitzvah,
titled "In Retrospect."
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE
Sisterhood will hold its
annual Torah Fund luncheon
on Tuesday, March 7 at 12
noon at the synagogue. The
entertainment will consist of a
fashion show.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID
The sixth grade class of the
religious school will participate
in Sabbath Services on Friday
evening, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m.
Guests are welcome to attend.
TEMPLE BETH EL
Temple will hold its Torah
weekend, Feb. 24, 25, 26, with
Rabbi Joe Roth of the Jewish
Theological Seminary leading
the studies. Rabbi Roth's
weekend visit is titled "The
Conservative Jew and Jewish
Law." He will begin with "An
Overview of the Question and
Issue" on Friday evening, Fel>
ruary 24 at 8:15 p.m., followed
Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.
with "Pattern for Change in
Jewish Law." Saturday after-
noon the Sedah Shelisheet, the
traditional third meal and
study concluding with Havdah-
lah will begin at 4:45 p.m.
Completing the program,
"The Law Committee and
Current Issues" will take place
on Sunday morning at 9:30
a.m., Feb. 26 with breakfast to
follow. Reservations for the
breakfast are necessary and
may be made by calling the
office. Rabbi Joel Roth is a
Professor of Talmud and Rab-
binics at the Jewish Theologi-
cal Seminary of America. In
addition to his teaching post,
he has held three administra-
tive positions, having served
as Dean of Students of List
College, Director of the Melton
Research Center for Jewish
Education and Dean of the
Rabbinical School. He is cur-
rently serving as chairman of
the Committee on Jewish Law
and Standard of the Rabbinical
Assembly.
TEMPLE ISRAEL
"Things They Say Behind
Your Back" will be the topic of
Temple's SchoIar-in-Resi-
Obituaries
BOARDMAN, Alexander, 81, of Lake
Worth. Levitt-Weinstein Guaran-
teed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach. Funeral in Jersey City,
N.J.
FRIEDMAN, Minnie C. 71, of Boyn-
ton Beach. Menorah Gardens &
Funeral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
Funeral in Springfield.
MARON, Rita, 66. of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
NATHANSON, Ida, 82, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens & Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
PRICE, Barry, 46, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens & Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach. Funeral
in Brooklyn, N.Y.
dence, Dr. William B. Helm-
reich, at 8 p.m. services Fri-
day, Feb. 24.
Dr. Helmreich, Chairman of
the Sociology Department and
Professor of Judaic Studies at
City College of New York, is
the author of five books.
He will speak on "Orthodox
and Reform Judaism-Can We
Ever Meet?" at the 10:30 a.m.
Saturday service Feb. 25.
On Saturday night, Feb. 25,
there will be a dessert-wine
buffet reception for patrons of
the Scholar-in-Residence
weekend at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Metrick, Sin-
ger Island. Dr. Helmreich's
topic at that event will be
"Can the Alliance Be Repaired
Jesse Jackson and the
Jews?" Patron tickets for the
weekend are $50 and for grand
patrons are $100.
To conclude the Scholar-in-
Residence weekend, a 10 a.m.
brunch will be held at Temple,
Feb. 26. "The Lives They
Made in America-Holocaust
Survivors" will be Dr. Helm-
reich's subject. Brunch tickets
are $10 each.
For more information,
please call the Temple office.
TEMPLE JUDEA
Temple will present an inno-
vative program, "How to be
Jewish in College" on Friday
evening, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. in
Meyer Hall. High school and
college students, parents and
grandparents are invited to
learn that it is possible to lead
a Jewish life style on the col-
lege campus and to be a com-
mitted Jew during the hectic
and pressured college years.
Rabbi Louis Feldstein, Hillel
Director of the University of
Miami and Kari Ellison, Hillel
Director of Florida Atlantic
University and Palm Beach
Community College will con-
duct services and workshops
assisted by students from their
three campuses. The congre-
gation and guests will learn
about personal and fascinating
stories how hundreds of col-
lege students in Florida have
either attained or enhanced
their Jewish commitment.
Following services, Sister-
hood will host an Oneg Shab-
bat.
Candle Lighting Time
_ 1
Feb. 24 6:02 p.m.
March 3 6:05 p.m.
Synopsis Of The Weekly
Torah Portion
. "As soon as ... he was the calf and the dancing
. Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables
out of his hands"
(Exod. Si. 19).
KITISSA
KI TISSA The children of Israel were counted
and each man over 20 years of age contributed half
a shekel "as ransom." Bezalel, son of Uri, and
Oholiab, son of Ahisamach, were appointed to head
the artisans who made the Tabernacle and its
vessels. The Israelites were warned not to violate
the Sabbath day.
God gave Moses two tablets of stone containing the Ten
Commandments, written "with the finger of God." However, to
the impatient Israelis, Moses seemed to be tarrying too long on
the mountain. They made a golden calf, which Moses found them
worshipping. In his fury, he broke the two tablets of the Law. The
idolaters were killed by the members of the loyal tribe of Levi.
Moses prayed successfully to God to spare the children of Israel
despite their backsliding. He ascended mount Sinai again, and
there received a new set of stone tablets. When he descended,
"The skin of Moses' face sent forth beams; and Moses put the veil
back upon his face, until he went in to speak with Him" (Exodus
Si.35).
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman-Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 45 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036 (212) 246-6911.)
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