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In Cairo:
Unprecedented Meeting
meeting in Cairo last week
between Israel's foreign mini-
ster, Moshe Arens, and Soviet
Foreign Minister Eduard She-
vardnadze is without doubt the
most promising event on the
Middle East peace front in
many months.
Its significance is perhaps
best appreciated by stressing
its venue the Egyptian
Arens and Shevardnadze
have met before, in Paris, and
could have met now in any
city. By choosing Cairo, in the
course of his important diplo-
matic tour of the Middle East,
the Soviet statesman is mak-
ing an important policy state-
ment with far-reaching impli-
He is saying, in effect, that
the Soviet Union at last recog-
nizes and acquiesces in the
American-orchestrated Israeli-
Egyptian peace treaty of 1979
as the cornerstone of the lar-
ger peace edifice yet to be built
between Israel and the Arab
The treaty will have its 10th
anniversary next month and
until now, the Soviets have
been hostile or, at best,
reserved toward it.
They have branded the
treaty and the Camp David
accords that led up to it as a
separate arrangement,
designed to serve American,
Israeli and Egyptian interests
rather than the cause of a
comprehensive Arab-Israeli
Meeting Arens in Cairo sig-
nifies, moreover, that the Sovi-
ets intend their own dramati-
cally enhanced diplomatic
involvement in the Middle
East to proceeed in step with
the Americans, not against
Shevardnadze, in effect, is
signaling to the new adminis-
tration in Washington that,
after the Soviet setback in
Afghanistan, Moscow urgently
wants to channel its energy
into Middle East peacemaking.
He is saying, too, that Presi-
dent Bush's people had better
climb aboard.
On another front, the Arens-
Shevardnadze meeting has
served to accelerate the on-
going but sluggish thaw in
relations between the Soviet
Union and Israel.
Israel's prompt response to
the overture from Moscow
doubtless has contributed to
this. The Israeli government,
after all, could have stood on
ceremony and insisted that the
Soviet foreign minister come
to Jerusalem, or renew diplo-
matic ties with Israel, before
the Israelis would engage with
him in a substantiate peace
It now seems almost certain
that diplomatic relations
between the two countries will
be upgraded in a matter of
At present, there is an
Israeli consular mission in
Moscow and a Soviet dele-
gation on the same level in Tel
The Arens-Shevardnadze
meeting also gives impetus to
Israel's and Egypt's own diplo-
matic thaw, now conveniently
facilitated by the successful
conclusion of their protracted
Mid East Experts
To Participate In Conference
Examining options for the
future of Israel and the Middle
East will be the focus of the
fourth annual Mid-East Con-
ference to be held in West
Palm Beach, Sunday, March
19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Temple
"Israel is at a crossroads
today," said Dr. Mark Rattin-
ger, Chair of the Israel Task
Force, which is coordinating
the annual conference. "Some
major decisions must be made
today that will affect decades
of Israeli and Jewish history,"
he continued. "We need to
analyze what the options are
Indian Springs Dinner
Dance plans
underway.............Page 3
Israel campaigning for
The other reading of
the Human Rights
Call for a
Constitution........Page 9
Young adults socialize
at the Brazilian
Court...................Page 10
The community
is encouraged to
make reservations
for this important
conference by
sending a $20 check
to the Jewish
Federation of
Palm Beach County,
501 S.Flagler Drive,
Suite 305,
West Palm Beach,
Florida 33401.
for these decisions and what
the United States should and
shouldn't do at this time."
The Mid East Conference
has been held for four consecu-
tive years to provide a local
forum in which experts meet
with the community to exam-
ine the pressing issues facing
Israel and the Middle East
today. This year, four distin-
guished speakers with a vari-
ety of experience have been
invited to participate.
Rahamim Timor
From Philadelphia comes
Bertram Korn, Jr., Executive
Director of the Philadelphia
office of C.A.M.E.R.A., the
Committee for Accuracy in
Middle East Reporting in
America. Korn has worked
extensively with local and
national religious community
relations and social action
committees, including, as a
founding member, Jews con-
cerned for Central Americans.
Currently a Doctoral candi-
date in International Commu-
nications at Temple University
in Philadelphia, Korn has also
taught, worked as a radio jour-
Continued on Page 8
RUSSIANS LOBBY. Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze, right, greets Moshe Arens, the Israeli foreign
minister, at the Soviet Embassy in Cairo. Shevardnadze
said he was trying to sway the Israelis from their opposition
to an international conference, sponsored by the UN, to deal
with peace in the Middle East. (AP/Wide World Photo)
dispute over Taba.
Arens was to call on Presi-
dent Hosni Mubarak in Cairo,
the first such high-level con-
tact by an Israeli diplomat for
more than a year.
At press time, while the
Soviet foreign minister had
lobbied for an international
peace conference, there was
no movement in that area,
according to Athens.
Publicity, Corporate Sponsors
And Women's Division Create
A Super Sunday Success
Preparations continue for
Super Sunday '89, when young
and old and married and single
will join together to reach out
to the community, raise funds
and embrace Jewish life every-
where. The April 2nd phon-a-
thon, headlined "This Call's
For You," expects to draw
hundreds of volunteers to par-
ticipate in supporting the 1989
Jewish Federation/UJA Cam-
paign which helps to enrich the
quality of Jewish life in Palm
Beach County and throughout
the world.
As the day draws near,
Super Sunday coordinators
are organizing their efforts
and signing up new recruits all
to demonstrate their ongoing
commitment to this major fund-
raising event.
To ensure a successful Super
Sunday, it is important to
spread the word. Coordinating
the publicity this year are
Laura Saperstein, Betsy
Cohen and Debby Brass. They
have been busy sending out
press releases to television and
radio stations and newspapers
as well as local synagogues and
other Jewish organizations.
There will also be live media
coverage on April 2, when
"Mosaic" in cooperation with
WPTV-Channel 5, the public
Continued on Page 2

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 3, 1989
Super Sunday Success
Continued from Page 1
service show produced by the
Jewish Federation, extends its
30-minute format to one full
hour filled with live interviews
and coverage from the Airport
Corporate Sponsorship Pro-
As a result of the successful
Sunday. By doing so, operat-
ing costs will be reduced free-
ing more money for humani-
tarian and social service pro-
grams. In return, the name
and/or logo of each business
will be displayed on each phone
they sponsor and seen by
hundreds of volunteers and
thousands of people who will
tune in for radio and television
coverage of the event. In addi-
tion, the firm will be included
in pre-display advertising in
from their respective organiza-
tions to call other women dur-
ing the day. They will also
contact new givers. Women
reaching out to other women
will ensure that Super Sunday
will be a great success.
For more information, con-
tact Garret Saperstein, Super
Sunday Coordinator, Jewish
Federation. 832-2120.
Syd Schwartz
Betsy Cohen
Debby Brass
initiation of the corporate
sponsorship program last
year, coordinator Howard
Kaslow will reach out to previ-
ous sponsors and new ones
asking for their support of this
year's event. These companies
give a boost to Super Sunday
efforts and provide an oppor-
tunity for increased exposure
of their businesses.
For $200, Super Sunday cor-
porate sponsors can purchase
a phone to be used on Super
Howard Kaslow
Guest Speaker: Leo Isacson.
Former U.S. Congressman and Author
Chair: Albert Prago
at the Holiday Inn, Century Village, W.P.B.
Saturday, March 4,1989 1:00 O'Clock PM
Contribution $1.00
on board the
on behalf of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County I
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
Wednesday, March 8, 1989
1989 minimum commitment: $550
Convert: $80 per person
For information call Debbie Hammer,
Boynton Beach Federation Office, 737-0746.
Amy Pearlman
the Jewish Floridian and the
Palm Beach Post and receive
special mention in a "thank
you" advertisement appearing
in the newspaper.
The Women's Division, rep-
resented by Marcia Shapiro
and Syd Schwartz and the
Business and Professional
Women's Group represented
by Amy Pearlman, play an
integral part in the community
wide phon-a-thon. These three
women will register members
Laura Saperstein
Marcia Shapiro
Neighbor Helping Neighbor
A consortium program with Jewish Family and
Children's Service. Persons interested in being
trained to work in a new Alzheimer's program a
few hours a week at $4 per hour, call Barbara at
JFCS 684-1991.
'l ZT
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County requests the pleasure of your company at the
Annual Community Dinner Dance
featuring a special musical performance by
and the Ted Martin Orchestra for your dancing pleasure
Sunday. March 12. 1989
6:30 p.m. Cocktails 7:15 Dinner
Black Tie Optional
Couvert $7;5 per person
Minimum individual commitment
1989 Jewish Federation
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
For More Information Please Call
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Friday, March 3, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Gerbs And Lippmans To Chair Indian Springs Dinner
Residents of Indian Spring
in Boynton Beach are invited
to attend the sixth annual
Indian Spring Dinner Dance at
6 p.m. on March 26 at the
Indian Spring Country Club.
Co-Chairs Norman and Ceil
Lippman and David and Lois
Gerb invite their friends and
neighbors in Indian Spring to
this $350 minimum gift event
on behalf of the Jewish Feder-
ation of Palm Beach County/
UJA Campaign.
"We've been very busy mak-
ing arrangements and plan-
ning this elegant evening and
we expect a fantastic turnout
again this year," said Norman
Previously from Watchung,
N.J., the Lippmans have lived
in Palm Beach County for
three years. This is their first
active role in the Jewish Fed-
eration here. A retired civil
engineer and business owner,
Mr. Lippman has always been
active in the Jewish commun-
ity in New Jersey, primarily in
B'nai B'rith and the Anti-Defa-
mation League. Mrs. Lippman
coordinated Federation Day
golf-tournaments in New Jer-
sey and was active in Hadas-
sah and as a volunteer in a
New Jersey hospital.
their New Jersey Federation,
the Gerbs are co-chairing the
Indian Springs event for their
second year. Mr. Gerb is a
member of the Board of Trus-
tees of Temple Shalom and has
been actively involved since
the temple was established.
For 20 years he chaired the
Chevra Kadisha. An active vol-
unteer in many community
organizations, Mrs. Gerb had
been involved in local politics
and the school board in New
Jersey and was elected mem-
ber of her town's Charter
Members of the Indian
Spring Campaign Committee
are: Henry Abrams, Ed Bar-
ron, Joe Berk, Saul Burg,
I^eon Butan, Melvin Edelman,
Lester Edelstein, Marvin
Epstein, Sam Einhorn, Harold
Falkoff, Burton Federman,
Harold Field, Bernard Fran-
kel, Edith Friedman, Abraham
Green, Milton Greenfield,
Hinda Greenspoon, Murray
Gutman, Jack Haas, Seymour
Hendel, Stanley Hendel, Kip
Homer, Al Kass, Melvin Katz-
man, Abe Kent.
Additional members are:
Sidney Kohleriter, Robert
Levin, Al Levitt, Ed Lippa,
Arthur Lopatin, Eli Mafkin,
Bernard Marin, William Mil-
ler, Emanuel Pariser, Jack
Poticha, Leon Rosenblatt, Vic-
Lois and David Gerb
Lois and David Gerb moved j
to this community four years]
ago from Bridgewater, New'
Jersey. Previously active in
Norman and Ceil Lippman
JCC Thrift Shop Opens On Sunday
Arthur Guttenplan, Chair-
man of the JCC of the Palm
Beaches' Thrift Shop Commit-
tee, announced that the thrift
shop will now be open on Sun-
days, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gutten-
plan said that the committee
hopes to better meet the
shopping habits and needs of
the community with the
extended hours. The JCC
Thrift Shop is located on Mili-
tary Trail, south of Okeecho-
bee Boulevard, directly across
the street from Luria's Plaza.
The thrift would appreciate all
Hunters Run
Wrap-Up Celebration
Thursday, March 23,1989
4:00 p.m.
Grille Room
Hunters Run Country Club
In honor of all Hunters Run Campaign
workers who helped support the 1989
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County/
United Jewish Appeal Campaign.
tor Salitan, Byron Schiller, Irv
Schupper, Cecil Schwartz,
Larry Schwartzenberg, Na-
than Sepinuck, Hyman Shu-
far, Leonard Siegel, Abraham
ilver, Lester Silverman, Joe
Soltz, Hyman Weinstein, Elsa
Wirtheimer, Stan Worth.
Couvert for the Dinner
Dance is $50 per person. Black
tie is optional. Seating is lim-
ited so Indian Springs resi-
dents are urged to make their
reservations as soon as possi-
ble. For more information, call
Debbie Hammer, Boynton
Beach Director, Jewish Feder-
ation, 737-0746.
Boynton Council Visits Agencies
Over SS peopkfrom the Boynton Beach Council of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
and their guests spent some time recently visiting the Federation's beneficiary agencies. The
Council represents 22 communities in Boynton Beach. The mission included IS leaders from those
communities, according to Jerry Gross, Chairman of the Council. Marilyn Lampert is the
Missions Coordinator for the Jewish Federation.
Roth Addresses Covered Bridge Breakfast
Over 170 residents of Covered Bridge in Lake
Worth joined the Jewish Federation Sunday,
February 19, for breakfast in the Covered Bridge
Clubhouse and an inspiring talk by Dora Roth, a
UJA Consultant visiting from Israel. Pictured
left are the Chairs of the Breakfast, (l-r) Goldie
Bernstein, chair, and Ann Grossberg, co-chair.
Below is Dora Roth speaking to the residents.
Mideast Dynamic Could Lead To Dialogue
President Bush met separately
in Tokyo with Israeli President
Chaim Herzog and the heads
of two Arab countries, and all
agreed that there is a "new
dynamic" that could lead to
direct negotiations in the
Arab-Israel conflict.
This was the assessment of
Secretary of State James
Baker, who briefed reporters
after Bush met with Herzog,
King Hussein of Jordan and
Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak on the eve of the
funeral of Japanese Emperor
Hirohito. A transcript of the
briefing was made available by
the State Department here.
"I think that there's a gen-
uine sharing of views that it is,
in fact, direct negotiations that
will ultimately lead to peace,
and that somehow we must
find a way to get to direct
negotiations," Baker said.
But he rejected a suggestion
that the current visit to the
Middle East of Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevard-
nadze played a major role in
creating the new dynamic.
"I think the dynamics were
there," Baker said. "I think
that they are affected in large
part by the intifada and the
results that that has had on
public opinion around the
He said that also providing
opportunities for a new
approach are the U.S. talks
with the Palestine Liberation
Thursday, March 23. 1989
Eastpointe Dinner Dance
in support of the
1989 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Count)
( nitfd Jewish Vppcal Campaign.
Organization, the State
Department's recent human
rights report, which criticized
Israel for human rights viola-
tions in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, and "the fact that
the conflict there has dragged
on for as long as it has."
Baker outlined the Bush
administration's approach to
the Middle East, which was
basically the same view he
expressed on his recent visit to
He said that while there are
perhaps new opportunities,
they "ought to be explored
very carefully." As he did in
Europe, Baker stressed "that
there ought to be an extensive
amount of practical ground-
work before we rush off to
have a big high-visibility con-
ference under the television
Baker stressed that "it is
important that we do what we
can to build the environment
for direct negotiations, be-
cause it's only direct negotia-
tions between the parties that
are going to lead to permanent
peace in the Middle East."
Asked directly about an
international conference,
Baker stressed that the United
States continues to be willing
to participate if it is "properly
structured." He said this
means that it "must lead to
direct negotiations between
the parties."

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 3, 1989
Goldie Goldstein Tribute
For the more than 40 years Goldie Goldstein
has played the role of the exemplary South
Florida activist, the community here and
elsewhere has come to depend upon her
energy, enthusiasm and leadership qualities.
From the time she volunteered on the school
and neighborhood level to her appointment to
the White House Conference on Aging, Goldie
Goldstein has truly forged new paths for the
professional volunteer.
In fact, it was the creation of her role as
professional but unpaid executive at the Holo-
caust Documentation and Education Center
that she derives her greatest satisfaction. In
fewer that 10 years, Goldie Goldstein nurtured
the growth of that organization's altruistic
mission to reality.
When she is honored with the presentation
of the National Conference of Christians and
Jews Silver Medallion Award on Saturday,
Feb. 25, Goldie Goldstein will join the official
ranks of all those to whom this enriched
community is indebted.
Neutral Public Schools
With the settlement last week of a church/
state conflict in Florida's Okaloosa County
School District, the courts have affirmed that
the classroom and playing field are not the
place for sectarian prayer and practices.
The case involved a North Florida Jewish
family represented by the American Jewish
Congress whose teen-aged children were
exposed to officially-sanctioned particularistic
Christian prayer while in the pursuant of their
school activities.
The finding of the 11th Circuit Court of
Appeals in a similar Georgia case prompted
the settlement of the Florida lawsuit.
Once again, the constitutionally mandated
neutrality of the public sector has been
endorsed. No longer, in Okaloosa County
and, hopefully, elsewhere in Florida will
duly elected officials and appointees bring
their pulpit preferences into the school system
with impunity.
Salman Rushdie's
Satanic Transgression
In light of the Iranian damnation of and
death-threats against Salman Rushdie, author
of "The Satanic Verses," The Jewish Florid-
ian must speak out forcefully against intellec-
tual terrorism.
If this paper followed the example set by
this nation's largest booksellers, then nowhere
would expression be safe.
Indeed, should fundamentalists and re-
actionaries rule the written and spoken
word, then all thought would effectively be
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Repudiating Religious/Racist Myths
Two religious myths lies,
in fact which have wrought
much havoc in Western civili-
zation were powerfully repudi-
ated last week.
One religious lie is that of
apartheid, which has resulted
in terrible oppression of black
people in South Africa. More
than 300 years ago, the Dutch
Reformed Church there de-
clared that God cursed Noah's
son, Ham, father of black peo-
ple, and his children. That
false Biblical teaching was
used to justify the enforced
segregation of South Africa's
The other religious lie was
that of deicide, the canard that
the Jewish people are collec-
tively responsible for the death
of Jesus. That absurd teaching
became the engine for nearly
2,000 years of anti-Semitism
which helped destroy millions
of Jewish lives.
Last week, the Vatican
Secretariat for Justice and
Peace, issued a major docu-
ment on "The Church and Rac-
ism." The declaration rejected
apartheid and racism in all its
forms as a "sin" and urged
that it be uprooted.
The document termed anti-
Semitism the most tragic form
that racist ideologies has
assumed in our century, with
the horrors of the Jewish Holo-
caust," and called for its com-
plete elimination.
Significantly, it added that
today "anti-Zionism" often
serves as a screen for "anti-
With the personal endorse-
ment of Pope John Paul II, this
latest Vatican instruction to
the entire Catholic world could
go a long way in countering
the racist ideologies of both
apartheid and anti-Semitism.
Historic footnote: The Vati-
can Secretariat on Justice and
Peace, which drafted this far-
reaching document, is headed
by His Eminence Roger Car-
dinal Etchegaray of Mar-
seilles. I first met Cardinal
Etchegaray in the 1970s, when
he hosted an international
Vatican-Jewish meeting in his
This warm-hearted cardinal
helped save Jewish lives dur-
ing the Vichy regime in
France, and since then has
been a steadfast and loyal
friend of the Jewish people and
At the last World Synod of
Bishops meeting in the Vati-
can a year ago, he unexpect-
edly called on the Catholic
Church to confess its sins of
anti-Semitism and ask forgive-
ness of the Jews.
He was ably assisted in
drafting this text by Bishop
Jorge Mejia, formerly secret-
ary of the Vatican Secretariat
on Religious Relations with
the Jews. Bishop Mejia of
Argentina is also a long-
standing friend of the Jewish
Cardinal Etchegaray's per-
sonal stature lends great credi-
bility to this major Vatican
Letter To The Editor
That was a curious headline
over Rabbi Daniel Syme's
response to the recent Ortho-
dox ad on the Who Is A Con-
Friday, February 24, 1989
Volume 15
National Menace
As we warned some weeks ago, the menace
of David Duke is real, indeed.
His election to the Louisiana legislature,
though by a narrow margin, overrode the
united opposition of the mainstream Republi-
can Party, the Catholic and Jewish communi-
ties and Presidents Bush and Reagan.
In a post-election interview, the former Klan
leader acknowledged that he has denied that
the Holocaust took place. Further, he says he
is merely anti-Zionist and against the State of
Israel, and not anti-Semitic after all.
It is alarming to note that nearly 80 percent
of the eligible electorate turned out, and that
at least in one, virtually all-white area of a
Southern state, the seeds of bigotry are
present in a massive form.
There is no reason whatsoever to give David
Duke the benefit of the doubt and to judge him
on his performance in public office. A man who
has been convicted again and again for inciting
to riot deserves no sanction, in the time-
honored words of George Washington.
He should be isolated and rejected by men
and women of good will everywhere, without
any fear of a backlash.
vert question ("Time for Dia-
logue Not Advertisements,"
Feb. 10).
The open letter sponsored by
the Orthodox sought to dispel
the myth that Rabbi Syme's
own Union of American He-
brew Congregations has been
largely responsible for propa-
gating, as manifest in an ad of
its own.
In that full page advertise-
ment, the UAHC told America
that Orthodox Judaism's in-
sistence on the halachic stan-
dard of conversion was an
attempt to "read three-
quarters of the Jewish people
out of the Jewish fold."
This was one of the opening
salvos of an unprecedented
campaign of attack on Ortho-
doxy, including hundreds of
advertisements in the press.
Reform, Conservative and
secular Jewish groups all
jumped on the bandwagon.
But when a responsible group
of major Orthodox organiza-
tions responds with a reasoned
statement, then the message
becomes, "It's not a time for
advertisements." At the same
time, the Reform movement
has continued to utilize the
media in projecting its own
Continued on Page 14

Militant Intervention May
Have Helped Elect Duke
Friday, March 3, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
ish leaders in New Orleans are
deploring the election of a for-
mer neo-Nazi and Ku Klux
Klan leader to the Louisiana
state legislature. But they say
his election is less a symptom
of widespread anti-Semitism
or racism than simple political
David Duke, a former Ku
Klux Klan imperial wizard,
won a narrow victory over
fellow Republican John Treen
in a runoff for a seat in the
state House of Representa-
Duke's victory came despite
the intervention of the na-
tional Republican Party appa-
ratus, including President
Bush and former President
Ronald Reagan.
The margin of victory was
less than 250 votes in a district
of 21,000 voters, and Treen
has demanded a recount.
Black leaders in the legisla-
ture have said they may chal-
leng Duke's election on the
grounds that he has not fulfil-
led the residency requirements
for an elected official.
According to local leaders,
Duke has traded in his past as
a white supremacist for a
squeaky-clean image as an
arch conservative. He was
careful to steer clear of racial
and anti-Semitic statements in
his campaign and to appeal to
the virtually all-white 81st Dis-
trict of suburban Metairie, La.,
with calculated stands on affir-
mative action, taxes and wel-
fare reform.
The majority of voters in the
district chose "to disregard his
longtime record as an extrem-
ist and promoter of racial and
religious prejudice," A.I. Bot-
nick, director of the South
Central regional office of the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith, said in a state-
Botnick called Duke's elec-
tion "a gain for the forces of
racism and bigotry," but said
it must be put in proper per-
"The outcome is disturb-
ing," he said. "Yet ADL has
seen no evidence that the
result in Jefferson Parish is
indicative of a broad turn to-
ward racism among the Ameri-
can people."
In a telephone interview,
Botnick called Duke's election
"a combination of flukes. But
if you believe he has changed
and that now he loves every-
body, then you believe in the
tooth fairy, he said.
During the campaign, Jews
in Metairie preferred to keep a
low profile to their opposition
to Duke. Local Jewish leaders
resented the intervention by
the leader of a tiny, New York-
based group, the militant Jew-
ish Defense Organization.
Mordechai Levy, leader of
the JDO, was in Metaire vow-
ing to do "everything we can
to destroy the David Duke
campaign." His threat led
Duke to call for police protec-
tion and to complain to federal
officials that Levy was threat-
ening to take away his civil
Continued on Page 12
A Personal
Note From
A Young
- Philanthropist
You have read lots of technical stuff. This week, I would like to get more
personal and explain why I set up my personal Philanthropic Fund.
Several years ago, I invested a small amount of money in Penny stocks. Within
a short time, the value of the stock was worth several times more than I had paid
for the stock. The overall value of the stock, although not particularly large, was
a good bit more than my annual commitment to the Jewish Federation. I also
knew that if I sold my stock the tax that I would have had to pay would have
eaten up a large amount of my profit.
The alternative was obvious. I set up a Philanthropic Fund and donated the
Penny stock. Federation sold the stock and the proceeds were credited to my
Philanthropic Fund. Neither Federation nor I paid any income tax on the profit
and I got to deduct the full value of the stock as a charitable contribution on my
tax return in the year of the donation.
Since establishing the fund several years ago, I have recommended several
contributions to Federation as well as to other charities. The Philanthropic Fund
offered me the ability to obtain a beneficial tax deduction when I needed it, yet
allows me to make recommendations for distributions to the charities of my
choice when I prefer. The Philanthropic Fund has worked for me, and I believe it
can work for many of the readers of this article.
The Foundation
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Ml South Flagler Drive, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, FL SJ401
(407) 832-2120
Edward Baker
Endowment Director
Morris Rombro
Endowment Associate
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
ORT Opens Teacher Program
NEW YORK (JTA) The ORT School of Engineering in
Jerusalem will open an advanced teacher training program
to help meet Israel's growing need for teachers in high
technology fields.
The training program, the first of its kind in ORT's
network of 113 schools and training centers in Israel, will
quality teachers in advanced electronics technology in the
initial courses.
Thatcher Wary Of PLO
London Jewish Chronicle
LONDON (JTA) The Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion will have to demonstrate that it is the sole representa-
tive of the Palestinian people before Britian accepts it as
such, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher told the House of
The prime minister, who met here recently with Israeli
Foreign Minister Moshe Arens, said the issue had to be
addressed before negotiations can take place.
"The important thing is to concentrate on getting talks
started," Thatcher stressed.
Museum Seeks Holocaust Objects
NEW YORK (JTA) The United States Holocaust
Memorial Music Museum is continuing its search for
objects that document the persecution of European Jewry
during World War II.
Among the "object survivors" it is seeking are those that
document Nazi crimes, life in the camps and ghettos,
armed and spiritual resistance, the American response,
rescue efforts as well as efforts to build life anew after the
If you have such objects, please describe them in a letter
to: Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
2000 L. St.. N.W., Suite 717, Washington D.C. 20036. (202)
Hebrew Publication
Of 'Satanic Verses'
TEL AVIV (JTA) An Israeli publishing house is
rushing to get "Satanic Verses" translated into Hebrew
for speedy publication.
Niva Lanir, chief editor of Keter Publications, one of
Israel's leading publishing houses, said that her company
had contracted to publish a Hebrew translation of the
500-page book on the basis of the pre-publication catalo-
gues. Keter is presently negotiating with translators, she
Lanir said that Keter's contract was completed long
before the writer infuriated Islamic fundamentalists all
over the world, who alleged, without ever seeing it, that his
book blasphemed their faith.
The author, Salman Rushdie, an Indian-born British
subject, has become a target for assassination since the
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran offered $1 million to
anyone who would murder him.
Islamic fundamentalists have also threatened the lives of
other publishers and booksellers.
The Iranian ambassador to the Vatican, Salman Ghaffari,
said that the death sentence now also applies to the Italian
publishing house, Mondadori, which announced it would
publish and distribute an Italian translation.
Taba Bargaining Continues
TEL AVIV (JTA) Hard bargaining continued in Cairo over
the purchase price of two IsraeH-owned resorts in Taba.
The Egyptian minister of tourism, Fuad Sultan, expressed
shock at the $70 million asking price by Eli Papushado, who is
the majority shareholder of the Avia Sonesta Hotel, a 322-room
luxury hotel on the beach overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba.
Sultan, who heads the Egyptian negotiating team, told
reporters that this was more than three times the $18 million
demanded for the recent sale of the 500-room Cairo Hilton
Hotel, which finally changed hands for $14 million.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 3, 1989
Rabbi Shapiro
Honored At JCC
Steven Shapiro, President of
the Jewish Community Center
Rabbi Howard Shapiro
of the Palm Beaches, is proud
to announce that Rabbi How-
ard Shapiro will be honored at
Temple Israel on Friday,
March 3, at Family Night Ser-
vices which begin at 8 p.m.
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter of the Palm Beaches and
the Palm Beach County Board
of Rabbis are most grateful to
Rabbi Shapiro for his leader-
ship role in initiating and help-
ing to complete the successful
negotiations to build the long
awaited Jewish Community
Campus on Military Trail. The
public is invited to attend.
For additional information
call Rhonda at 689-7700.
Solarz To Speak At
Pres. Country Club
The President Country Club
on behalf of State of Israel
Bonds, will hold a Dinner
Dance Sunday evening, the
fifth of March, at the club.
Distinguished guest will be
Congressman Stephen Solarz,
U.S. Congressman from
Brooklyn, who has been
involved in public policy and
Jewish affairs for all of his
adult life.
He has been a persistent
proponent of military and
economic aid to Israel, fashion-
ing foreign assistance pack-
ages which took into consider-
ation Israel's economic prob-
lems and security concerns.
The Jerusalem Post described
him as "one of the most com-
mitted and hardworking
friends of Israel on Capital
Honey and Bernard Plisskin
will be honored and presented
with the prestigious Lion of
Judah Award. Jerome Gross-
Congressman Stephen Solarz
man is General Chairman, and
Bernard Weinstein, Dinner
For more information, call
Who Is A Jew Follow Up:
Israel Courts Diaspora Jewry
The Israeli government is
launching an effort to win the
support of Diaspora Jewry
especially in the United States
for the diplomatic initiative
for peace in the Middle East it
plans to present the Bush
Moshe Arad, Israel's ambas-
sador to Washington, said that
world Jewish leaders will not
be presented with a finished
"blueprint" but will be asked
for their own ideas.
The forum for this will be the
Prime Minister's Conference
on Jewish Solidarity with
Israel, which Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir has scheduled
for Jerusalem March 20-22.
More than 1,000 Jewish lead-
ers from around the world are
expected to attend.
The conference will be held
several days after Foreign
Minister Moshe Arens visits
Washington, and several
weeks before Shamir goes to
Washington in mid-April.
Arad said Jewish leaders will
be able to express the concerns
of their communities and in
turn hear the concerns of the
Arens said that "the final
decision is with Israel," but
repeatedly called the confer-
ence a dialogue in which the
participants would not be
asked to rubber stamp a posi-
tion already decided upon.
Speaking at a meeting with
reporters from the Jewish
media at the Israel Embassy
here, Arad indicated that Sha-
mir would use the input of the
Jewish leaders to help him
develop the proposals he will
make to the Bush administra-
tion when he goes to Washing-
Arad said Israel understands
"that many American Jews
for understandable reasons
are clearly concerned with the
image of Israel."
The ambassador did not
directly mention Israel's han-
dling of the Arab uprising on
the West Bank and Gaza Strip,
Morse Luncheon Raffle
Draws Outstanding Prizes
The raffle for the Fourth
Annual Luncheon/Fashion
Show sponsored by the
Women's Auxiliary of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center promises many excit-
ing and valuable prizes.
Lenore Black and Joan Kap-
lan, gift solicitors, say that
most of the stores in The Gar-
dens mall will be contributing
gifts as well as fashions to the
event. There are also many
outstanding gifts from stores
and individuals outside the
Honey Plisskin and Hermine
Weinstein, raffle ticket chair-
women, say the line-up of
prizes is causing raffle sales to
go very quickly.
Hermine Weinstein
and Honey Plisskin
Joan Kaplan
and Lenore Black
"We're thrilled," agree
Elaine Glasgall and Rernita
Tamarkin, co-chairs of the
A gold bracelet from Palm
Beach Towers Jewelry and a
pair of season tickets to the
Royal Poinciana Playhouse
lead the list. Other prizes
include a Haviland Limoges
pitcher from Israel, a "Miracle
Morning" at Elizabeth Arden,
a set of limited edition Hibei
porcelains and a limited edi-
tion silk screen print by Rosal-
ind Kirsch.
Funds raised by the
Women's Auxiliary are dedi-
cated to providing for the spe-
cial needs of residents at
Morse, and for a capital expan-
sion of the Center.
Luncheon reservations are
$60; raffles are $5 each or
three for $10. For information,
reservations or raffle tickets,
call the Center at 471-5111.
Aaron To Receive
hml Torn Of
David Award
Matzkin Featured
By LW Hadassah
Rose Ellis Matzkin will be
guest speaker at the Lake
Worth Chapters of Hadassah
"Yad Z' Hava "Golden
Hand" Donor Luncheon,
Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach,
Tuesday, March 21. 1989, at
Woman of the Year by the
Israel Bond Organization, 15th
National President of Hadas-
sah and Delegate to the World
Zionist Congress in Jerusalem
for many sessions. She is a
dynamic speaker, and has
inspired numerous audiences
with her warmth, knowledge
and dedication to the cause of
Hadassah and Israel. Together
with her husband Dr. Max N.
Matzkin they are the Founders
of the Hadassah Hebrew Uni-
versity Center.
Should you have any ques-
tions, please call Jeannette L.
Chait, Publicity Chairman.
Rose Ellis Matzkin
Arthur Aaron
Arthur Aaron, an active
leader in the community, will
be presented with the prestig-
ious Israel Tower of David
Award, at a cocktail reception
for the Lt. Col. Netanyahu
B'nai B'rith Lodge, Sunday,
March 19, 3:30 p.m. in the
Hamptons Ballroom. 3100 S.
Ocean Blvd.. on behalf of
Israel Bonds.
"Your Direct
To Our
and Referral
A Program o( Jewish Federation
and Jewish Family Children's Service
of Palm Beach County
but later he said, "our respon-
sibility is to control violence on
the West Bank."
The theme of unity was
stressed by Shamir in a letter
he sent to Jewish leaders invit-
ing them to join the steering
committee for the conference.
Shamir noted that Israel
now has a "government of
unity," which has the support
of 95 pf the 120 members of
the Knesset.
"In view of the recent devel-
opments in the Middle East,
there is an urgent need to
strengthen the relationship of
solidarity between Israel and
all the Jews of the world,"
Shamir said.
"The government of Israel
expects the entire Jewish peo-
ple to stand at Israel's side in
its quest for peace, security
and prosperity, which are all
vital to the very existence and
development of the world's
one, and only, Jewish state,"
the prime minister wrote.
Arad said that the Israeli
government knows that one of
the causes for dissension
between the Diaspora and
Israel was the controversy
over the "Who Is a Jew'
He said in his recent travels
around the United States he
found this concern still exists
among American Jews over an
amendment which would have
recognized only conversions
performed by Orthodox rabbis.
" 'Who is a Jew'is no longer
on the agenda of the leader
ship of the two major parties,
Arad said.

JCDS To Hold
Second Annual Auction
And Dinner Dance
^ The Jewish Community Day
School's 2nd Annual Auction
and Dinner Dance will be held
on Saturday, March 25, at the
Palm Hotel, announced Sandy
Rosen and Rhonda Shore, Co-
Vice Presidents of fundraising
for the school. "Last year's
Auction and Dinner Dance was
so much fun for everyone who
attended and this year we are
expecting a bigger crowd and
even more items to auction,"
they said.
Auction items and services
are arriving daily. Among the
gifts received are: a 10 day
cruise on Cunard's "Saga-
fjord" between Anchorage and
Vancouver, walk-on parts on
LA Law in Los Angeles and
B.L. Stryker in West Palm
Beach, jewelry of every size,
shape and variety ranging in
value from $50 to "in the
thousands," art work and
sculptures, gift certificates to
restaurants, clothing stores,
theaters and other attractions
throughout Florida, and vaca-
tion stays in New Orleans,
Charleston, Nashville, Miami,
Connecticut and Orlando.
The Auction is being co-
chaired by Rhonda Shore,
Deborah Katz and Stacey
Levy. The Dinner Dance is
being co-chaired by Soni and
Jim Kay and Eva and Barry
Tickets are $125 per person.
The silent Auction will begin
at 7:30 p.m. and the live Auc-
tion will take place after din-
ner. All proceeds from the
evening will benefit the
school's Scholarship Fund. For
more information call the
school, 585-2227.
New Keren Hayesod
Chair Appointed
Shlomo Hillel, a Labor mem-
ber of the Knesset and its
former speaker, has been
appointed world chairman of
Keren Hayesod, the interna-
tional fund-raising agency for
Hillel, 65, is expected to
resign his Knesset seat to
devote full time to his new
He was defeated by fellow
Laborite Avraham Shohat for
chairmanship of the Knesset
Finance Committee.
He lost a bid earlier to retain
the office of speaker to Likud's
Dov Shilansky, on a secret
ballot of Knesset members.
Keren Hayesod conducts
worldwide campaigns for
Israel in all Diaspora countries
except the United States,
where the United Jewish
Appeal runs campaigns for
domestic Jewish, Israeli and
other overseas needs.
The office of Keren Hayesod
chairman has been vacant for a
Hillel's predecessor, Avra-
ham Avihai of the General
Zionists, resigned after the
last World Zionist Congress.
WZO Executive Chairman
Simcha Dinitz filled the post in
the interim.
Considered a hawk, Hillel
was reported to belong to a
group of Labor Party insur-
gents hoping to unseat party
leader Shimon Peres.
Another appointment
announced by the WZO Execu-
tive was former Gen. David
Hagoel, a General Zionist, who
was named to head the Youth
Aliya Department.
German-Polish Rapproachement
Bonn (DaD) The govern-
ments in Warsaw and Bonn
have taken a new approach to
normalize German-Polish rela-
Stolzer Promoted
tions and prepare the ground
for closer cooperation.
Polish Prime Minister Miec-
zyslaw Rakowski made use of
Continued on Page 19
Friday, March 3, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
We have wanted to go to
Israel for so many years and
this trip is perfectly feasible as
far as the timing is concerned.
In addition to being with the
Palm Beach County commun-
ity, a Philadelphia contingent
is going at the same time and
hopefully we'll be able to see
some of our friends from home.
We're so excited about the
opportunity to see Israel, learn
about what's going on there
and especially see the role
Palm Beach County has played |
in its Project Renewal neigh-
borhood. To be in Israel, to
learn about our roots and our
community will be a very
uplifting, inspiring experi-
ence. Why don't you join us?
Cy and Millie Altman
Hunters Run, Boynton Beach
Israel Trip Participants
The Child, The Teacher and Feeling Jewish
The Child, The Teacher and Feeling Jewish was the theme of Palm Beach County' annual
Teachers' In-Service Institute, Sunday, February 19, at Temple Israel in West Palm Beach. Three
guest educators conducted workshops for area Sunday School, Jewish Day School and Midrasha
teachers: How Do Children Develop?, with Nancy Pullum, Director of the Department of Federal
Programs, Palm Beach School Board; What About Discipline?, with Dr. Leon Weissberg,
Director of Education, Jewish Federation of South Broward; and Jewish Values Clarification
with Malka Z. Komblatt, Educator, Lecturer and Author. Teachers attending the workshop were
also able to buy books and teaching materials from The Learning Plant, a privately owned
educational materials distributor.
Soviet Freighter,
22 Years, Docks
2,180-ton Russian freighter
Vita Novitsky docked at Ash-
dod recently, the first Soviet
vessel in nearly 22 years to call
at an Israeli port.
The freighter was at dock-
side only five hours, loading 40
tons of flour and foodstuffs
and another 40 tons of clothing
and other articles for victims
of the earthquake that devas-
tated Soviet Armenia last
First In
In Israel
The collection was organized
by Israeli peace advocate Abie
Nathan immediately after the
disaster. Israel also sent res-
cue teams and supplies by air
at the time.
The relief cargo, which
includes toys for young child-
ren, was packed by volunteers
in hundreds of cardboard car-
tons, each destined for a fam-
ily deprived of their home and
possessions by the earthquake.
Nathan wanted to charter a
ship, but he was told by Soviet
authorities that direct sailings
from Israel to a Russian port
have been banned since Mos-
cow severed all relations with
Israel in 1967.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 3, 1989
THE release of the U.S.
State Department's "Country
Reports on Human Rights
Practices for 1988" has caused
a furor because of its frank
criticism of Israeli actions in
responding to the Palestinian
Yet a full reading of the
report gives a much fuller and
more balanced impression of
Israeli practices than has been
generally described in media
It is true that the report
details several categories of
Israeli violations of inter-
national standards in dealing
with the intifada.
What was largely missed in
public comment, however, is
that these criticisms are pre-
ceded by an equally long sec-
tion which carefully describes
Israel's democratic character
and commitment to human
The picture that emerges is
not of a nation which routinely
violates human rights, but of a
free and open country which
has committed violations in
response to a crises.
The political and judicial
mechanisms of the state itself
are the most effective means
of correcting these problems.
From the first sentence of
the report, Israel's democratic
character is stressed. It reads,
"Israel is a parliamentary
democracy with a multiparty
political system and free elec-
In its next 10 pages, the
report fills out this picture.
On respect for the integrity
of the person: "Israeli author-
ities do not sanction or prac-
tice political killing."
On the judicial system: "The
right to a hearing by an impar-
tial tribunal with representa-
tion by counsel is guaranteed
by law. The judiciary is inde-
pendent and effectively insu-
lated from political interfer-
On civil liberties: "Freedom
of speech and press" are "pro-
tected rights in Israel," lim-
ited only by security concerns;
"Israelis representing almost
any point of" view are free to
assemble and associate"; "All
citizens are assured freedom of
religion by law."
On freedom of movement:
"Israeli citizens can move
freely within Israel except in
military or security zones";
"Palestinian residents of the
occupied territories are gener-
ally free to travel within
The Other Reading of the
Human Rights Report
On sexual equality:
"Women's rights in Israel are
protected by the Equal Oppor-
tunity Law, which forbids sex
On workers' rights: "Israeli
workers and employers have
freely established organiza-
tions of their own choosing."
The human rights report
makes some judgments on the
effects of these freedoms on
Israel's minority populations.
It states, for example, that
"Israeli Arabs have made sub-
stantial education and mater-
ial progress since the founding
of Israel."
It notes that 55 percent of
adult Israeli Arabs are mem-
bers of Histadrut, Israels
labor federation, which is
within five percent of the
membership rate for the gen-
eral population.
MOREOVER, "The Minis
try of Religious Affairs co-
operates with and gives finan-
cial support to various inter-
faith groups."
The report also commends
Israel for its cooperation with
governmental and private
investigations of its human
rights practices.
It acknowledges that "the
Government investigates and
responds to most inquiries by
such organizations as Amnesty
It also stresses that Israel
has "accommodated a vastly
increased number of visits" in
1988 from people and groups
investigating "human rights
issued associated with the
It is only after this detailed
portrait of Israel committed to
democracy and human rights
that the State Department
report cites several violations
of these standards in Israel's
response to the intifada in
These charges, which have
been widely reported, are seri-
ous. They claim that soldiers
fired unnecessarily into
crowds contrary to regula-
tions causing "avoidable
deaths and injuries"; that
rules of military engagement
are not enforced strictly and
that punishment for their
violations is sporadic and
lenient; that houses have been
demolished contrary to inter-
national law (Israel challenges
School Prayer Settlement
A lawsuit revolving around a
religious liberties case has
been settled by the two liti-
gants, the American Jewish
Congress and the Okaloosa
County (Florida) School Dis-
Agreement was reached in a
dispute over separation of
church and state in which
Mark and Jan Berlin filed suit
in the Federal Court in Pensa-
cola that their children's con-
stitutional rights were being
violated by the school district's
religious practices.
A recent decision of the 11th
Circuit Court of Appeals in a
similar case involving pre-
game invocations at school
football games impacted on
the settlement in the Berlin
According to a joint state-
ment, the resolution focused
on the school district's adop-
tion of "a policy regarding
'Religious Freedoms' re-
emphasizing the School Dis-
trict's neutrality in regard to
religion and religious activi-
In the future, according to
the settlement, short invoca-
tions will be permitted prior to
home games and banquets,
"provided that such invoca-
tions are non-denominational/
non-ecclesiastical in character
and are given by persons who
are not professional religious
leaders ."
the applicability of this law to
unwarranted deportations
have taken place in 36 cases;
that detention is arbitrary and
unnecessarily harsh; that
restrictions have been placed
on freedom of movement and
the press; and that courts,
schools and private charitable
organizations have been pre-
vented from operating effec-
Yet even in this section on
responses to the intifada, sev-
eral Israeli actions taken to
improve human rights are
In response to reports of
abuse of prisoners at Dahar-
iya, Israeli authorities made
sure that "personnel changes
were affected and disciplinary
measures were taken" that
resulted in improved condi-
The policy of severe beatings
in the early period of the inti-
fada brought a vigorous
response from the attorney
general of Israel who "criti-
cized this policy and declared it
There has been no political
killing and no interference
with freedom of religion.
The right of association is
observed to the degree that
strikes often takes place not
for economic reasons, but "in
the wider political context of
the uprising."
Even the evidence on Israeli
human rights violations, the
report notes, could be
gathered only because of
"Israel's open and democratic
The report acknowledges
that Israel's reaction to the
intifada is governed by its
evaluation that the uprising is
"a new phase of the 40-year
war against Israel and
threat to the securitv nf7wa
State." y 0I the
ALL military actions nn
matter how justified, rnust
observe human rights stan
dards. The report makes clear
that to the degree that there
have been violations, they can
best be addressed within the
context of Israeli democracy
itself. '
Many of the problems are
breaches of Army regulations
not challenges to overall po|!
icy, and require stricter adher-
ence to regulations already in
Actual policy has been criti-
cized nowhere more severly
than in Israel itself by leading
newspapers, civil rights lead
ers and army officers.
As the first section to the
report demonstrates, viola-
tions are contrary to the
nature of Israel's basic politi-
cal system and society. Correc-
tive measures must build on
these strengths which the
State Department has acknow-
ledged as fully as it has the
intifada's problems.
Gary E. Rubin u program director
of the American Jewish Committee.
Mid East Experts
Continued from Page 1
nalist and director, producing
music, news and public affairs
Aaron D. Miller received his
PhD in Middle Eastern history
from the University of Michi-
gan in 1977. In 1980, he joined
the Department of State as a
Middle East analyst covering
Lebanon and the Palestinians
in the Bureau of Intelligence
Center's Congressional Rela-
tions program as well as sub-
stantive research on foreign
policy issues and the role of
Congress. He is the author of a
book dealing with Congres-
sional Leadership and the edi-
tor of books on The Growing
Power of Congress and U.S.
Global Leadership: The Presi-
dent and the Congress. In addi-
tion to his current position at
AIPAC, Dr. Nurnberger is an
adjunct professor at George-
town University and has had
experience on Capitol Hill as a
foreign policy advisor and as a
professional staff member of
the Senate Foreign Relations
Major (Res.) Rahamim
Bertram Korn, Jr.
and Research. During 1982-
1983 he was a Council on Fore-
ign Relations fellow where he
completed his book, The PLO
and the Politics of Survival
(Praeger, 1983). He began his
current assignment on the
Secretary of State's Policy
Planning Staff in 1985, where
he works as a Middle East
analyst. In addition to publish-
ing numerous scholarly arti-
cles, Miller's most recent book
is entitled The Arab States and
the Palestine Question:
Between Ideology and Self-
Another panel member will
be Dr. Ralph Nurnberger a
legislative liaison for the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee. Dr. Nurnberger
served as a senior fellow at the
Georgetown University Cen-
ter for Strategic and Interna-
tional Studies (CSIS), where
he was responsible for the
Ralph Nurnberger
Timor was born in Jerusalem
and has worked on behalf of
the state of Israel throughout
Ins professional life. Having
studied Arabic and Middle
East Affairs in Jerusalem, as
well as African studies in East
Africa, and specializing in
Ethiopian and Eritrean
Affairs, Timor has served as
an Israeli Ambassador in Ethi-
opia, Lome-Togo, Zair,
<;yprus, Greece and Brazil
Currently the Consul General
",' Israel in Miami (covering
Honda and Puerto Rico)
I amir previously served as
Director of the Department of
Aaron Miller
International Technical Coop-
eration at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem,
in which capacity he repre-
sented Israel in International
Organizations specializing in
rural development in the
developing countries. He has
published several articles in
the Israeli and foreign press on
the technical cooperation and
'srael's experience in various
developing countries in Latin
America, Asia and Afria.
The Conference will begin at
9 a.m. with registration fol-
lowed by a presentation by
Aaron Miller. The cost is $20
per person. Two workshops
will be led by Ralph Nurnber-
ger and Bertram Korn and a
kosher lunch will be served
during an informal panel dis-
cussion with all the speakers.
The Regional Counsel General,
Rahamim Timor, will be avail-
able to answer questions.
For more information,
please call Marcy Meyers,
Staff Coordinator for the
Israel Task Force, Jewish Fed-
eration, 832-2120.
Embracing Every Life

JDC Aid For Armenia:
Friday, March 3, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC),
in response to its "Open Mail-
box for Armenia," recently
received a very touching con-
tribution from two special chil-
Adam Friedman, who is 8
years old and lives in South
Orange, NJ, sent a moving
letter to JDC which read "I am
sorry for you. I wish a miracle
would happen and all the bild-
ings and homes would come
rite back together." Enclosed
with the letter was a one dollar
bill and a drawing which, in its
simplicity, summarized the
sadness felt by all who were
affected by this tragedy. Ben,
Adam's 4 year old brother,
sent 25 cents from his spend-
ing money as well.
The Friedman brothers' don-
ation is only a part of the over
$440,000 which has been
Big Gifts Come In Small Packages
received by the JDC to aid
victims of the Armenian earth-
quake. The majority of the
funds will be used for a recov-
ery project. The Italian Jewish
Community raised 25 million
lira, approximately $20,000. In
a special ceremony in Rome,
Mrs. Tullia Zevi, President of
the Italian Jewish Community,
presented a check to Mrs. Syl-
via Hassenfeld, President of
JDC. Accepting the check,
Mrs. Hassenfeld said that the
money raised by the Italian
community would be earmark-
ed for a special JDC-sponsored
project to benefit the survivors
of the disaster.
Commenting on the overall
response to JDC's Open Mail-
box, Mrs. Hassenfeld said,
"The Jewish community in
America and throughout the
world has banded together on
behalf of the victims of this
tragic earthquake. I am over-
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Letter and drawings sent to JDC by Adam and Ben Friedman, along with $1.25 of their own
spending money. J
whelmed by this very generous
outpouring of good-will."
Aryeh Cooperstock, Direc-
tor of JDC's International
Development Program, said
JDC will send a team to Soviet
Armenia in early March. "We
will evaluate the situation and
determine what needs to be
done to implement vitally
needed rehabilitation and
reconstruction programs. JDC
intends to identify and work in
full cooperation with local
Armenian organizations in any
relief effort."
As the overseas arm of the
American Jewish community,
JDC is dedicated to assisting
those in need. Through non-
sectarian, humanitarian
efforts in the past, relief has
been provided to El Salvador,
Mexico, Cambodia, Italy,
Lebanon, Ethiopia, Bangla-
desh, and Jamaica.
JDC's services are sup-
ported by contributions to
UJA-Federation campaigns
throughout the United States.
Avoiding Extremist Blackmail
URIEL Reichman wants
Israel to make good on a 40-
year promise to its people.
The Tel Aviv University
Law School dean is an un-
abashed cheerleader for an
Israeli constitution. For three
years, he has written and
talked about a bill of rights and
electoral reform as the only
way to guarantee Israel's
democratic nature and to
ensure the civil rights of its
"Our system has to be
changed," Reichman told the
young professionals body of
the American Friends of Tel
Aviv University at a meeting
here last month. "I feel hesi-
tant criticizing my own coun-
try, but what we have now is a
loose federation of feudal
Reichman is the author of a
draft of a proposed Israel con-
stitution. Thus armed, he has
spearheaded a campaign that
seems closer than ever to ful-
filling Israel's Proclamation of
Independence, which promised
"a Constitution, to be drawn
up by the Constituent Assem-
bly not later that the 1st Octo-
ber, 1948."
Following Israel's rancorous
and indecisive elections in
November, proposals for
reforming Israel's pro-
portional electoral system
have moved near the top of the
political agenda.
Forced in November to
make promises to the ultra-
right and Orthodox parties in
order to try to form a govern-
ment, both Likud and Labor
were distracted from the coun-
try's most pressing crises.
On Nov. 12, tens of thou-
sands of Israelis filled a public
square in Tel Aviv and called
for an end to the small "black-
mail" made possible by the
present system. Reichman
chaired the rally.
SINCE then, politicians on
the left and right have written
bills proposing some form of
representational elections,
including the direct election of
the prime minister.
A bill containing many of
Reichman's specific proposals
Call for A Constitution
for electoral reform, stalled in
committee since last June, is
getting a serious second look
from Israeli politicians.
Discussing an Israel bill of
elected by name rather than by
In addition, the "threshold,"
or the percentage of all votes
needed for a party to gain a
Raising the threshold would undoubtedly
elimate tiny parties and diminish their
coercive powers. It could well keep
devisive, minority-backed proposals like
the "Who Is a Jew" amendment from
reaching the Knesset.
rights, Reichman said the ser-
ies of Basic Laws adopted in
the early days of statehood do
not include sufficient protec-
tion for minorities, women or
A bill of rights, therefore,
would create "islands of free-
dom which cannot be trans-
gressed by political forces."
Reforming the electoral pro-
cess would in turn make those
political forces more account-
able to Israel's citizens.
At a time when the Palestine
Liberation Organization was
staging a successful diplomatic
assault and the economy was
disintegrating, scoffed Reich-
man, "our leaders were pre-
occupied with whether the
Agudat Yisrael party would
get control of the state lottery
as payment of support for
Reichman's proposal for
reforming the electoral pro-
cess are explicit his plan
would allow Israelis to vote
directly for a prime minister.
Currently, Israelis can vote
only for a political party,
whose members decide who to
place at the top of their list.
Once in power, the prime min-
ister would be subject to a
system of checks and balances,
based on the power of the no-
confidence vote, that would be
even more cautious than the
system employed in the United
THE Knesset, meanwhile,
would be reformed to allow 50
percent of its members to be
Knesset seat, would be raised
from the current one percent
to two-and-a-half percent.
Raising the threshold would
undoubtedly elimate tiny par-
ties and diminish their co-
ercive powers. It could well
keep devisive, minority-backed
proposals like the "Who Is a
Jew" amendment from reach-
ing the Knesset.
However, Reichamn said he
is "totally against" a two-
party system like that in the
United States.
"The Democratic fabric of
Israeli society is too import-
ant. It is important not to
leave out the current ethnic
and ideological cleavages
which are currently repre-
sented in the Knesset. The
Arabs, the ultra-Orthodox, the
extreme right must be heard,
for instance."
Reichamn said he has deliv-
ered his stump speech for an
Israeli constitution over 500
times in the months prior to
and after the November elec-
He is heartened by the
response, he said, and he and
fellow proponents of a consti-
tution note the stunning
results of a recent poll: in a
survey of registered voters, 81
percent said they would favor
direct election of the prime
minister, and two-thirds
favored changing the system
for electing Knesset members.
BUT Reichman pointed to
other, grimmer trends, like the
poll showing that 40 percent of
Israelis have non-democratic
tendencies and would favor
denying voting rights either to
Arab citizens or Jews on the
far left.
Meanwhile, Likud and Labor
have been gaining fewer and
fewer Knesset seats over the
years, from a combined total of
95 in 1981 to last year's 79.
"We're seeing the decline of
the two major parties, the
evaporation of the center. The
extremes are getting larger.
And though I don't mean to
draw a direct analogy, the
Nazis rose to power when the
centrists lost their control. We
have to deal with that problem,
The lack of a constitution
has not created such a dire
situation in Israel, Reichman
added, but rather a govern-
ment with an ambiguous man-
date and ineffectual structure.
"Some say that even with
your supposedly superior sys-
tem Americans still ended up
with choice between Bush or
Dukakis," joked Reichman.
"I say at least you had a
choice. We ended up with Bush
ind Dukakis."
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young Adults enjoy A WinteR fantasy
With the Jewish federation
Lynn Waltuch, Event Chairper-
son, Jack Schram, Mindy Free-
man, Social Committee Co-

It was a Winter Fantasy at The Brazil-
ian Court Hotel when over ISO young
adults joined with the Jewish Federa-
tion, on February 18 for a social
evening of dancing, good food and good
friends. The Young Adult Division is
planning to hold the last big social for
the year in May. Pictured here are
faces from the Winter Fantasy crowd.
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Friday, March 3, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
No Political Off-Year with
1990 Campaigns Already On
JUST when we had barely
recovered from the November,
1988 elections and the swear-
ing-in of a new Administration
and Congress, the 1990 elec-
tions are already upon us.
There is no such thing any
longer as an "off-year" in
American politics the "off-
year" being the odd numbered
year between elections. One-
third of the U.S. Senate is up
for re-election in 1990 and
those incumbent Senators who
have already chosen their cam-
paign managers, pollsters and
media consultants have cer-
tainly begun their fundraising
activities. In fact, many Sena-
tors keep their fundraising
committees open permanently
and regularly solicit contribu-
tions during the four years
outside of their own two-year
election cycle. The cost of
wagering a competitive cam-
paign in a contested elections
in all states have grown far
ahead of the inflations rate.
Typical of this is a mid-
western Democratic Senator
seeking a second term who
spent $3 million in 1984 and is
now budgeting for $6 million
this time around. This pro-
jected doubling of campaign
expenditures means that the
politically active American
Jewish community can expect
to be called upon to dig even
deeper into its pockets.
WHILE our community has
maintained its traditional lib-
eral orientation, in recent
years substantial support has
gone to Republican candidates
of various political stripes.
While this may reflect a grow-
ing conservatism on the part
of some American Jews, a
great deal of new-found sup-
port is based on the candi-
date's positions on Israel-
related issues. This is particu-
larly true with regard to giving
by single-issue pro-Israel polit-
ical action committees as
opposed to individual contribu-
tors or direct mail respondent.
While there was a great deal
of public discussion and
extended debate in the Senate
last year on campaign reform
legislation no new curbs on
individual or PAC contribu-
tions were approved. As of
now, individuals may continue
to give a maximum of $1,000
per candidate per election
(actually $2,000 because
$1,000 may be given in the
primary) and PACs may give
$5,000 (actually $10,000). It is
unlikely that changes will be
made for the 1990 elections
since the current cycle has
already begun. But with all the
dissatisfaction expressed over
the current federal elections
regulations, some changes are
in the future.
NEXT year, in addition to all
seats in the House of Repre-
sentatives being up for re-
election, there will be some
seventeen Republican and six-
teen Democratic U.S. Senate
seats to be filled, with the
current lineup in the Senate
being 55 Democrats and 45
Republicans. While incum-
bency in the House is such a
dominant factor, with more
than 98 percent of all incum-
bents running being re-elected
in 1988, this does not hold in
the U.S. Senate. One theory
for this is that with six years of
public exposure, the negatives
build up a kind of political
familiarity breeding, if not
contempt, then disapproval.
Each election year there are
inevitable upsets and surpris-
ing close elections in Senate
Of particular interest to the
pro-Israel community next
year will be the re-election
efforts of two Senators of the
Jewish faith, Sen. Rudy Bos-
chwitz, Republican of Minne-
sota, and Sen. Carl Levin,
Democrat of Michigan.
A number of other nationally
prominent pro-Israel stalwarts
will also be facing re-election
contests. These include Senat-
ors Bill Bradley of New Jer-
sey, Al Gore of Tennessee, and
Paul Simon of Illinois. A num-
ber of lesser known but equally
sympathetic friends will also
be actively seeking support
from American Jews. Given
the continuing vital impor-
tance of the U.S. Congress in
providing needed aid to Israel
and serving as a counter-
weight when necessary to exe-
cute branch policies, it is cru-
cial that this help will be forth-
coming as in the past.
Teddy Kollek, left,, mayor of Jerusalem for the past 22 years, will
be challenged in the upcoming municipal election by Shmuel
Pressburger, right, the Likud's party candidate backed by Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Pressburger, who served 25 years as a
military commander in the IDF, was a member of the city council
AJC Talks With Israel's Ultra-Orthodox
American Jewish Committee,
concerned with preserving
lewish unity and preventing
what it calls "civil war" among
Jews, has initiated a dialogue
process with the "haredi," or
ultra-Orthodox, leadership in
An AJCommittee delegation
mot last week in Jerusalem
with several haredi leaders,
including heads of the Agudat
Visrael and Degel HaTorah
parties and the Belz hasidic
The dialogues were part of
an effort to repair breaches
opened during the "Who Is a
Jew" controversy, which
polarized Orthodox and non-
Orthodox groups in Israel and
the Diaspora.
Following Israel's elections
in November, non-Orthodox
Jews were offended by the
ultra-Orthodox parties'
attempt to amend Israel's
automatic citizenship laws to
exclude non-Orthodox con-
Many of the discussions
focused on calls for mutual
respect between the Orthodox
and non-Orthodox Jewish
The haredi leaders, for
example, asked that American
lewish leaders recognize the
'liversity of haredi groups and
refrain from stereotyping the
entire community on the
account of actions taken by a
The haredi leaders, for their
part, agreed that their pursuit
"f a political agenda in Israel
for example, the state fund-
ing of religious schools
should not be expressed in
ways that denigrate the Jew-
ish identification of others.
If no agreement on the
"Who Is a Jew" issue was
reached nor expected, partici-
pants did part with an agree-
ment that unresolved issues of
personal status should not be
permitted to spill over into
bigotry and hatred of Jew
against Jew.
"To be sure, there are many
issues that divide us," com-
mented Dr. Steven Bayme,
director of AJCommittee's
Jewish Communal Affairs
Department. "We will, for
instance, continue to monitor
efforts to amend the Law of
Return and, if necessary, chan-
nel our efforts to prevent
changes in the existing defini-
tion of 'Who Is a Jew.'
"However, these dialogues
signal our desire to relate to
the haredim as a growing and
important segment of the Jew-
ish community and to forestall
actions that undermine our
common sense of peoplehood."
Also participating in the
dialogues were Theodore
Ellenoff and Alfred Moses,
president and vice president of
AJCommittee, and Rabbi
Joseph Karasick, past presi-
dent of the Union of Orthodox
Jewish Congregations of
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Sephardic Jews To Convene in Seattle Yiddish Station Goes Big-Time
* mpii; \rr\rns tirr \ i*___ merited hv another of thi
Sephardic Jews, a majority
in Israel, have been an almost
invisible "minority within a
minority" in the United States
until recently. But now there
are signs that American
Sephardim, Jews whose ances-
tors came from Spain and
other countries in southern
Europe, the Middle East, and
North Africa, are preparing to
take a beam of the spotlight.
The American Sephardi Fed-
eration, "the central address
for Sephardim in the United
States," will convene the larg-
est gathering of Sephardic
Jews from across the nation at
a conference on Memorial Day
weekend, May 28-31, 1989, in
Seattle. Billed as "Emergence:
American Sephardic Jewry
Today," the convention will be
chaired by the new executive
vice president, Hal M. Lewis.
Speakers will include Israel's
ambassador to Spain, Shlomo
Topics to be addressed
include: Sephardic Settlement
in the American West; Jews in
the Ottoman Empire; The
Preservation of Tradition:
Festivities and Food; Sephar-
dim in the Soviet Union; The
Role of the Sephardic Jewish
Community in the American
Political Process; Jews in
Oppressed Lands.
Registration forms and
information are available from
the ASF national office, 515
Park Avenue, Suite 515, New
York, NY 10022.
happen to live in the North-
east, Yiddish is alive and kick-
ing and now on 1050 on your
AM dial. WEVD, the New
York radio station owned by
the publishers of the oldest
Yiddish newspaper in the
country and itself a regular
source of Yiddish program-
ming, has switched to a more
powerful frequency from its
old home at 98 FM.
In addition to its Yiddish
offerings, WEVD features
nightly big-band music, news,
talk and programming in many
other languages.
WEVD also carries New
York's only nightly Hebrew
news broadcasts directly from
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv,
except, of course, when pre-
mepted by another of the sta-
tion's unique presentations
New York Islanders hockey
The station broadcasts every
Islanders game, home and
away, as part of programming
that "has given us lots of new
listeners," according to Nessa
Segal, WEVD program direc-
With its new, 50,000-watt
signal, WEVD hopes to reach
a greater extent of the East-
em Seaboard, from Boston to
The station earned its new
berth after a windfall deal with
the Spanish Broadcasting Sys-
tem that earned $100 million
for its parent company, the
Jewish Daily Forward Associa-

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 3, 1989
West German company which
shipped potentially deadly
chemicals to Libya was a major
shareholder in the company
that supplied poison gas to
Auschwitz, according to the
Simon Wiesenthal Center in
Los Angeles.
The Wiesenthal Center
made public the information
that the Frankfurt-based
Degussa Company was a 42.5
percent owner of Degesch, a
company which during World
War II manufactured Zyklon
B, the lethal chemical used in
the gas chambers.
A recent shipment from
Degussa of chemicals was im-
pounded by the Bonn govern-
The center also reports that
Degussa allegedly received
from the Gestapo gold, sil-
ver and precious metals confis-
cated from Jews in the Lodz
* Auschwitz' Company
Sold Gas... Again
ghetto and Pabianice labor
Degesch was an acronym for
German Company for Pesti-
cide Production. The com-
pany's manufacture of the
infamous chemical is docu-
mented in historian Raoul Hil-
berg's "The Destruction of
European Jewry."
Hilberg, was concerned but
also very careful in his analysis
of the German company's rela-
tionship both to chemical pro-
duction and to the German
firm that operated during the
Nazi era.
In a telephone interview
from his home in Burlington,
Vt., the dean of historians of
Jews said he "espoused the
fact that knowledge must be
distributed to persons who
make decisions, and these peo-
ple in turn have an obligation
to acquaint themselves with
the relevant moral implica-
tions as well as with the techni-
cal commercial facts."
Hilberg cautioned that "it's
very complicated. Even in
those days, you had all the
same gimmicks as now, in
terms of company ownership
and distribution of product.
"It's not simple that we have
a Degussa now and did then.
It's so involved that it can be
very misleading."
Continued from Page 5
Response to Duke's election
will be the subject of consulta-
tions between leaders of a
number of national Jewish
organizations that are meeting
this week in Washington as
members of the National Jew-
ish Community Relations
Advisory Council.
The organizations will try to
determine whether Duke's
election is an isolated phenom-
enon or part of a broader
trend, and what educational or
legal actions, if any, should be
taken, said Jerome Chanes,
NJCRAC's associate director
of domestic concerns.
Duke, 38, is a longtime activ-
ist for "white power" who still
leads the New Orleans-based
National Association for the
Advancement of White Peo-
Pictures of Duke as a youth
show him wearing a Nazi uni-
form with a swastika armband,
and carrying a sign that
equates the Star of David with
a hammer and sickle.
Duke has said he now repudi-
ates the Ku Klux Klan, from
which he resigned as imperial
grand wizard 10 years ago to
form his NAAWP.
But in a letter by Duke sent
to members of his NAAWP
and obtained by the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, Duke
admits "it was not without
regret that I resigned" and
that his resignation was part
of an effort to get his white
power message across without
the "Hollywood stereotypes
and misconceptions about the
Duke became a Republican
shortly before the legislative
race began last December. He
has lashed out at Republican
officials, including Republican
Party Chairman Lee Atwater,
paign and election.
Duke told reporters that his
election was not a "Jewish-
Christian issue" and that nei-
ther Jews nor blacks have any-
thing to fear from his victory.
There are three synagogues
listed in Metairie, although
none in the 81st District repre-
sented by Duke: Gates of
Prayer; the Tikvat Shalom
Conservative Congregation;
and Young Israel of Metairie,
an Orthodox congregation.
Loewy said local Jewish
leaders will come together to
plan a coherent strategy to
monitor Duke's actions and to
work with Protestant and
Catholic leaders on an inter-
faith response.
I'm not saying this is an
isolated incident, but it is
somewhat unique," said
"There is not a wave of
anti-Semitism in New Orleans,
or racism in New Orleans.
There is anti-Semitism and
racism," he said, "but I don't
think any more than where I
grew up in Long Island or
experienced as a rabbi in
Levy left Metairie before the
election. There were no re-
ports of violence.
Rabbi Robert Loewy of Con-
gregation Gates of Prayer, a
reform synagogue in Metairie,
said Levy's presence, and the
resentment he created among
voters, may have swayed the
election in Duke's favor.
JERUSALEM Jonathan Kuttab, Palestinian Arab spokesman
and West Bank lawyer, right, engages in intense discussion with
Malcolm Hoenlein, left, executive director, and Seymour D.
Reich, chairman, of the Conference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish organizations during the group's mission to
Israel. Sixty American Jewish leaders representing the Confer-
ence of President *s member organizations spent four days of talks
with Israel government officials, members of the diplomatic
corps, foreign correspondents and others.
Egyptian Smuggling Tunnel
TEL AVIV (JTA) Egyptian police have arrested three
members of a Rafah family for smuggling Israeli products into
Sinai, Ma'ariv reported.
The Israeli-Egyptian boundary passes through Rafah, an Arab
town at the southern end of the Gaza Strip.
Ma'ariv said the police in Sinai discovered a tunnel 50 yards
long by one yard wide through which the family allegedly was
hauling cartloads of Israeli-made clothing and other products
from the Israeli to the Egyptian side of the town.
Five years ago, in May 1984, Israeli security forces found a
190-foot tunnel connecting the Israeli and Egyptian parts of
Apparently it was used for smuggling, but no arrests were
reported at the time.
Degussa was one of three
parent companies of Degesch,
the other two having been I.G.
Farben and Goldschmidt.
Degesch, said Hilberg, mar-
keted this gas to two compa-
nies, Heli and Testa, and Testa
delivered the gas to Aus-
The managing director of
Heli and Testa was hanged for
his role in the gas production
and use, following a Nurem-
berg trial.
Whereas during World War
II, Degesch had only 50 em-
ployees, said Hilberg, today
the parent firm, Degussa, "is
an enormously large company
in Germany."
Hilberg said "the real les-
son" of the production of pot-
entially lethal substances is
that "these things are not sim-
ple. Many people can claim, i
didn't know what this was for.'
"And it's true," he acknowl-
edged, that "many people
don't know because they
don't inquire."
Meanwhile, the West Ger-
man consul to New York
underlined the special relation-
ship between Germany and
Israel and the feelings of moral
But Leopold von Bredow
emphasized, nonetheless, the
extreme difficulty in finding
and prosecuting some individ-
ual or firm that broke the law
and exported lethal chemicals.
The German diplomat said
that his country was trying
very hard to address ways to
proscribe and prevent sales of
chemicals and other products
that could ultimately lead to
Israel's harm.
Czech Refugee Seeks Fellow Escapees
Czechoslovakian refugee who
fled to Haifa via a four-month
boat trip 50 years ago is
arranging a reunion as he con-
tinues searching for any of his
700 fellow escapees.
Ernst Rettinger, who has
already found 50 fellow tra-
velers through pleas in various
publications, described the
experience in a letter.
On March 13, 1939, before
the Nazis broke the Munich
Pact and occupied Czechoslo-
vakia, 700 Czech Jews left
Brno aboard two Danube
River boats enroute to the
Romanian Black Sea.
There, they boarded a Greek
freighter, the Aghios Nicolaos,
hoping to reach Palestine as
illegal immigrants. But
approaching Haifa, a British
patrol boat machine-gunned
the freighter, killing one
young man and wounding sev-
eral other passengers.
The boat was forced to
return to the island of Crete,
where it anchored temporarily
while passengers were able to
hold a Passover seder with
help from Jews on the island.
Again the boat had to leave
and, according to Rettinger,
every island they asked
refused anchorage, until the
passengers ran out of food and
"At Kea, an island outside of
Athens, we contacted the Jew-
ish community and told them
of our terrible plight," writes
Rettinger. "They responded
immediately and fed us during
the three months we were
allowed to berth in the harbor.
"During this time we were
never allowed to leave the
After this period, the pas-
sengers again took to the high
seas on a leaky fishing boat
that would normally carry a
maximum of 40 people.
Then, under what Rettinger
called terrifying conditions,
the boat reached Haifa on July
4, 1939.
Rettinger plans to hold the
reunion Oct. 22 in Haifa. Con-
tact him at 9151 Kolmar Ave.,
Skokie, III., 60076, (312) 679-
Amos Oz Book Sets Record
Amos Oz, the internationally
prominent Israeli author, has a
new best-seller that his pub-
lisher says has broken a record
for book sales in Israel.
His latest novel, "To Know a
Woman," sold 45,000 copies
since its initial appearance in
book stores two weeks ago.
According to the publisher,
Keter, no other book published
in Israel ever sold that many
copies in two weeks.
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from the subject matter: sex
and espionage.
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Faisal Husseini:
Palestinian of Choice
Friday, March 3, 1989/The Jewish Fioridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Despite serving two six-month
terms in administrative deten-
tion within the last 13 months,
Palestinian activist Faisal
Husseini has become the favor-
ite negotiating partner of the
left-leaning wing of the Israeli
political and military establish-
Husseini attended meetings
with key Israeli figures.
Observers question whether
these developments will condi-
tion Israelis to accept as "nor-
mal" a dialogue with avowed
supporter of the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization, or, as
many fear, further aggravate
the deep divisions in the coun-
Vice Premier Shimon Peres,
the Labor Party leader, told
reporters that he approved
wholeheartedly of the meet-
Though he said he hadn't
known of them in advance,
Peres said he thought them
worthwhile. "Let them meet
and talk, by all means," Peres
But he distanced himself
personally from the dialogue.
"I myself am preoccupied with
Treasury affairs," said Peres,
who is finance minister.
While Likud Knesset mem-
bers were furious and the far
right-wing Tehiya Party apop-
lectic, Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir remained calm and
seemed studiously bored by
the events.
Pluralistic Coalition
Twenty-seven national Jewish
organizations, including B'nai
B'rith, Hadassah and bodies of
the Conservative, Recon-
structionist and Reform move-
ments, have formed the Coa-
lition 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
resolve differences" on the
matter of conversion.
Formation of the coalition,
announced after a meeting
here, grew out of a mission to
Israel last November by lead-
ers of the same organization 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
The organizations joining
the coalition are Americans for
Progressive Israel, American
Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, right, and human rights activist
Andrei D. Sakharov, met recently at the New York home of
Ronald Lauder, former U.S. ambassador to Austria. Also
present was the Simon Wiesenthal Center's legal counsel Martin
Mendelsohn, rear right. Wiesenthal, who had never before met
Sakharov, was a member for ten years and three-time chairman
of the committee that defended and supported the Soviet nuclear
physicist who had been banished to Gorki because of his outspoken
criticism of the Soviet government.
Rabin Denies Reckless Killings
TEL AVIV (JTA) Defense For Children International
blames the Israel Defense Force for the deaths of 70 Arab
children from teen-agers to youngsters under six years old
during the first year of the Palestinian uprising which began in
December 1987.
Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin disputed the figure.
"Only 22" minors were killed, Rabin wrote in response to a
complaint by the president of the Israeli branch of the organiza-
tion, former Supreme Court Justice Moshe Etzioni.
Rabin said he took a "grave view" of Etzioni's allegations, and
maintained that most of the 22 youths killed had participated in
Speaking at a Labor Party municipal election rally in Haifa,
Rabin insisted that the IDF does not kill innocent people.
His aides dismissed the
meetings as "a pathetic pil-
grimage" that would "lead
nowhere. No good can come of
But others in Likud, includ-
ing Binyamin Begin, son of
former Prime Minister Mena-
chem Begin, warned that the
meetings furthered the "legit-
imization of the PLO, espe-
cially abroad."
They charged that the Labor
Party as a whole was swinging
to the left.
Rabbi Eliezer Waldman of
Teyhia demanded that the
Knesset members who met
with Husseini be stripped of
their parliamentary immunity
and prosecuted for violating
the law banning contacts with
the PLO.
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 College-
Jewish Institute of Religion,
Jewish Labor Committee,
Jewish Theological Seminary,
Labor Zionist Alliance,
Mercaz, Na'amat USA,
National Committee for Labor
Israel-Histadrut, National
Council of Jewish Women and
During the Camp David peace negotiations in 1978, then-
President Jimmy Carter, right, often conferred with Leon H.
Chantey, left, who served as his confidential liaison with Israeli
Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Charney's autobiographical
book, "Special Counsel," which reveals details about his role in
the Egyptian-Israeli peace process, has now been transformed by
Tel Aviv University into a 90-minute documentary film, with
many of the original participants Yitzhak Rabin, Leak Rabin,
Minister Ezer Weizman and President Carter recreating their
own roles. The film will premiere in New York City on March 20,
in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Camp David
the National Federation of
Temple Sisterhoods.
In addition, the Rabbinical
Assembly, Reconstructionist
Rabbinical College, Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions, United Synagogues 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
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Federation Holds Press
Conference With Soviet Jew
Tanya Zieman, featured guest speaker at the Women's Division
Pacesetters' event, held a press conference Tuesday, February 21
at the Jewish Federation offices. A former refusenik, Ms. Zieman,
her husband and 12-year old daughter were released from the
Soviet Union last year after being officially "adopted" by the
Jewish Federation in Hollywood. Ms. Zieman told reporters
publicity over the release of some Jews has led many to falsely
believe that the fate of Jews in the U.S.S.R. has improved. She
warned that Mikhail Gorbachev uses Jews as political pawns to be
exchanged when the Soviet Union has an economic need from the
2,000-year-old flask unearthed near the site of the Dead Sea
scrolls contains oil believed similar to that used to anoint
the ancient Israelite kings. The flask was unveiled at
Hebrew University in Jerusalem recently, and may be the
only surviving example of the balsam oil used as a body
cream or perfume. (AP LaserPhoto)
Jewish Agency Leader Dies
Harry Rosen, longtime secre-
tary-general of the Jewish
Agency, has died here at the
age of 77, and will he buried
Rosen, who was born in the
United States, was an author
and lecturer who specialized in
gerontology and was active in
fund-raising and communal
He came to Israel with his
family to settle in 1967, after
living in France for four years.
His efforts there led to the
establishment of the French
United Jewish Appeal.
Rosen also served as advisor
to the chairman of the Jewish
Agency Executive, often deal-
ing with sensitive policy mat-
His several books included
"But Not Next Door," which
deals with interracial housing
in the United States, and
"Arabs and Jews in Israel," a
study of Arab-Jewish rela-
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five-nation commission that
will try once and for all to
determine the fate of Swedish
diplomat Raoul Wallenberg
expects to present its findings
next May to Soviet leader Mik-
hail Gorbachev, human rights
activist Samuel Pisar said at a
news conference.
The commission consists of
Sweden and the three coun-
tries that have awarded Wal-
lenberg honorary citizenship
the United States, Canada
and Israel.
In addition, Mikhail Chlenov,
president of the Jewish Cul-
tural Association in Moscow,
will assist the commission with
his historian's expertise.
According to Pisar, an inter-
national lawyer who is adviser
to French President Francois
Mitterand, three Western
European leaders, Mitterand,
Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher of Britain and Chan-
cellor Helmut Kohl of West
Germany, have each told Gor-
bachev they personally want to
see the mystery surrounding
Wallenberg solved.
Gorbachev responded by giv-
ing orders to have light cast on
the subject, Pisar said.
Pisar, an American Jew who
was also an adviser to the late
President John Kennedy, will
represent the United States on
the Wallenberg investigation
Irwin Cotler, a professor of
law at McGill University in
Montreal, will represent
Canada, and Gideon Hausner,
the Israeli lawyer who prose-
cuted Adolf Eichmann, will
represent Israel.
Wallenberg is credited with
saving some 100,000 Jews in
Hungary from deportation to
Nazi death camps in the final
year of World War II, by shel-
tering them in the Swedish
legation in Budapest and pro-
viding Swedish documents.
He was arrested by the Red
Army when it entered Buda-
pest in 1945 and has not been
heard from since.
The Russians first dis-
claimed knowledge of his
whereabouts. Later they said
he died in a Soviet prison in
But persistent reports over
the years from reliable sources
said Wallenberg had been seen
alive. His family and others
believe he is.
Continued from Page 4
views across the country.
Rabbi Syme's defense of the
UAHC position is that the
Orthodox organization's state-
ment that Orthodox Jews do
not deny the Jewishness of
Reform and Conservative
Jews is "true and false."
The falsehood here, he says,
is that the Orthodox do deny
the Jewishness of persons con-
verted under Conservative and
Reform auspices. For his claim
to be valid, however, one must
first presuppose that these
people have in fact been
accepted incontrovertibly as
Jews. But that is exactly what
is at issue here!
Furthermore, even accord-
ing to the Reform position
avowing the Jewishness of
these converts, is this the jus-
tification for the UAHC state-
ment, which knowingly fosters
the canard that Orthodoxy
regards three-quarters of the
Jewish people as non-Jews?
Aside from the a priori
argument and the lack of can-
dor, there is a real danger in
Rabbi Syme's construction
here. The traditional outlook is
that a born Jew is a Jew,
period, regardless of whether
his or her personal principles
are Orthodox, Conservative,
or Reform. A Jew termed
"Conservative" or "Reform"
is in identity as much a Jew as
a Jew termed "Orthodox." All
these labels are adjectives,
being descriptive only of the
person's viewpoint and prac-
Rabbi Syme, on the other
hand, has essentially created a
new set of nouns, "Conserva-
tive Jews" and "Reform
Jews," with an identity of Jew-
ishness apart from that of
"Orthodox Jews." In this way,
a non-Jew can become a "Con-
servative Jew" or a "Reform
Jew" without being linked to
the identity of an Orthodox
Jew, and rejection of Conser-
vative and Reform conversions
becomes a rejection of "Con-
servative Jews" and "Reform
This is carrying things to a
much further extreme than
they have ever gone in the
past. Let the UAHC continue
to argue that its conversions
are valid, and we will continue
to demonstrate that they can-
not be accepted by halacha-
abiding Jewry. But let not the
UAHC divide us all into new,
totally separate sects of
"Reform Jews" and "Ortho-
dox Jews" with separate iden-
tities of Jewishness in order to
maintain its point of view on
entry into the Jewish people.
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AJC Examines Religious
Celebration In Public Schools
Friday, March 3, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
The China Syndrome
American Jewish Congress
has challenged the opinion of a
New York State official who
held that Christmas "is univer-
sally celebrated," and has cal-
led for a task force to study the
problem of religious celebra-
tion in the public schools.
State Education Commis-
sioner Thomas Sobol's state-
ment was contained in an opin-
ion last September on a law-
suit in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Sobol recommended that a
federal court dismiss the
appeal by a Jewish family
whose daughter did not want
to sing Christmas music in her
school's chorus program or be
penalized for dropping the pro-
Quoting a previous case,
Sobol wrote that "during a
holiday such as Christmas,
which is universally celebrated
whether as a religious holiday
or simply the occasion of the
visits of Santa Claus, it would
be a strange situation if the
public schools were prevented
from taking any notice of the
According to Marc Stern,
co-director of the AJCongress
Commission on Law and Social
Action, Sobol's statement
sanctions unlawful and inap-
Moscow Synagogue
Regains Building
si <>ry building adjoining Mos-
cow's Choral Synagogue,
requisitioned by the Soviet
< Mivernment for use as a hospi-
tal during World War II, will
re returned to the synagogue
to serve as a Jewish commun-
ity center.
Rabbi Arthur Schneier,
senior rabbi of Manhattan's
Park East Synagogue and
president of the Appeal of
Conscience Foundation, con-
cluded negotiations for the
center recently with Moscow's
mayor, Valery Saikin.
Plans for the community
center are a separate develop-
ment from the opening earlier
this week of Moscow's first
Jewish cultural center, an initi-
ative of the World Jewish Con-
Park East Synagogue was
formally "twinned" with the
Choral Synagogue in a brief
ceremony here earlier this
Schneier said his congrega-
tion has assumed full responsi-
bility for renovating and refur-
bishing the 100-year-old build-
ing and transforming it into a
Jewish community center.
Restoration and activities of
the community center will be
guided by an executive com-
mittee consisting of Schneier,
Rabbi Adolf Shayevich, spiri-
tual leader of the Choral Syna-
gogue, and three leaders each
from the New York and Mos-
cow synagogues.
Since 1966, Schneier's
Appeal of Conscience Founda-
tion has been delivering religi-
ous supplies and articles to the
Moscow synagogue.
propnate religious holiday
observances in the public
schools by failing to set sub-
stantial limits on how Christ-
mas may be celebrated there.
"It is most certainly not true
that Christmas is 'universally
celebrated,' Stern said.
While acknowledging that
schools may teach about reli-
gion and religious holidays, the
AJCongress maintained that
celebrating them is substan-
tially different.
"Christmas will have some
role in the life of the public
school," Stern acknowledged.
"But surely a state as heter-
ogeneous as New York can do
better" than it has until now in
regulating its observance in
the public schools.
Stem said this week that he
has not yet heard from Sobol
on his suggestion for a task
China's relations with Israel
show striking differences from
those of Japan. Unlike Japan,
China has no formal diplomatic
relations with Israel but never-
theless China is more willing
to maintain economic and cul-
tural ties with the Jewish
state. Thus, last October the
People's Republic of China
(PRC) allowed Israel to open
an "academic liaison" office in
Beijing and agreed to allow the
Peking opera to perform in
Israel last May. The PRC also
sent a seven-person delegation
to Israel last October to study
Israeli medical and electrical
equipment. The delegation
tried to keep a low profile in
Israel and, when it was met by
journalists and photographers,
hurriedly canceled a scheduled
visit to a cardiac institution.
More conspicuous was the
meeting last September at the
UN General Assembly be-
tween Shimon Peres and his
Chinese counterpart Qian
An important step was the
formal decision by both China
and Israel to establish govern-
ment-linked companies in both
countries to coordinate eco-
nomic progress. According to
MidEast Report, the Israeli
companies are studying more
than 20 large-scale projects to
be carried out in China and
Israeli and Chinese experts
were jointly studying projects
in medicine, agrobusiness,
industry and high technology.
The government of Japan, on
the other hand, has never
entered into any bilateral
agreement with the state of
Israel since its establishment.
Not surprising was a London
Sunday Times report last
April that Israel had secretly
made a deal with China to
supply it with advanced missile
technology. The deal, accord-
ing to the Sunday Times, was
allegedly worth "hundreds of
millions of dollars."
China like Japan is keenly
interested in the huge Arab
market) China's total trade
with the 21 Mideastern coun-
tries in 1986 was $1.3 billion
which, according to the Inter-
national Monetary Fund, in-
creased by 25.3 percent in
1987. China's chiei exports to
the Mideast are silk, textiles,
light industrial products, food
and animal products. Its im-
ports were principally oil and
petrochemicals. China has con-
sistently taken a pro-Arab line
in commenting on Israeli-Arab
Finally, China apparently
pays no attention to the Arab
boycott of Israel, while the
major Japanese companies
refuse for non-economic rea-
sons to trade with Israel. Nev-
ertheless China became the
first non-Arab nation to allow
the recently proclaimed Pales-
tinian state to establish an
embassy in Beijing.
Reprinted from Boycott Report,
published by the American Jewish Con-
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Senior News
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kosher meals are served every day and programs and
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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: $2
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. Co-Group Coordinat-
ors are Pauline Cohen & David
Sandier. Presenters: Leo
Treem. David Sandier, Pauline
Cohen, Dori Dasher and
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: Ongoing Tuesdays at
1:30 to 3:30. JCC members $8
for 8 sessions or non-members
$10 for 8 sessions. Call Louise
at 689-7700 for reservations.
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.
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.
Enjoy a very special music
program on Thursday after-
noon, March 9th, at 1:30 p.m.
with fantastic Cantor Karen
Blum, Director of our new
Intergenerational Choir "Kol-
rina" (Voices of Joy) and of
Temple Beth Am of Jupiter
will charm us with a potpourri
of Jewish, Showtime and
Oltime songs. Karen is a beau-
tiful lady with a beautiful
voice. This should be an after-
noon to remember! All singles
are invited to this active and
exciting Singles Group. Call
Sally at 478-9397 or Evelyn at
686-6724 for reservations and
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 reservations.
Bass Museum Docent Tour
"Future Now Art of the
eighties." Exhibits consisting
of paintings, prints and photo-
graphs, sculptures and furni-
ture of contemporary artists.
Bus leaves Carteret Bank at
C.V., W.P.B. at 11 a.m. on
Thursday, March 16th. Bring
your own lunch or snack. Your
Check to JCC Is Your Reser-
vation! Reservations close
March 13. Call Louise 689-
7700 for information. Fee:
JCC member $10, non-member
Boca Art Museum Docent
Tour Thursday afternoon,
March 30. Exhibition of
today's most important Florid-
ian artists chosen by art critics
of 6 Florida newspapers.
Paintings, sculptures and mix
media will be exhibited. Fee:
$6 for JCC members, $8 for
non-members. Bus leaves Car-
teret Bank at C.V., W.P.B.
12:30 p.m. Your Check Is
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Sunday, March 5,11:30 a.m. Get together for picnic and
outdoor day at John Prince Park. Bring your own picnic
lunch, drinks will be provided. Meet us at the paddleboat
Tuesday, March 7, 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour at Stude-
baker's (1651 So. Congress Ave.). Cost: $1 for tip plus your
own fare.
Saturday, March 4, 7:15 p.m. Covered dish dinner at
Bruce's home. Call 626-4439 for location, directions and to
tell him what you are bringing. Cost: JCC members $2, non
members $3.
Sunday, March 5,1 p.m. Meet in front of Barnett Bank,
Federal Hwy. Boynton Beach to view the GALA Festival
featuring the work of 120 artists and craftsmen, entertain-
ment on two stages, food concessions and more. There is no
entry fee.
Tuesday, March 7, 8:30 p.m. Join us at The Flame (U.S.
1 in Oaktree Plaza, right off PGA Blvd.) to dance to the Big
Band music of Ron Davidson.
Wednesday, March 8, 5 p.m. Mid week Happy Hour at
Ben's Steakhouse (Congress Ave., one block south of 10th
Ave. No.). Hors d'oeuvres, drinks and friendly conversa-
Monday, March 6, 7:40 p.m. Stimulating discussion
entitled "Are You Helping Your Child Succeed In School?
What More Can You Do?" Discussion will be led by Gail
Kressal, Early Childhood Director of JCC Pre-school. Cost:
$2. Babysitting available upon request for children under
age five.
PRIME TIME (60 & Over)
Sunday, March 5,12:30 p.m. Meet at the Carteret Bank
(Century Village) to bus to Rappaport's Restaurant in
Hallandale for lunch and to enjoy the Yiddish/English show
"Vos Is Bashert Is Bashert."
Thursday, March 9, 1:30 p.m. Join us for a very special
musical program. Fantastic Cantor Karen Blum, Director
of our new intergeneration choir "Kolrina" (Voices of Joy)
will present a program of Jewish, showtime and oldtime
music for your pleasure.
For more information, please call the JCC, 689-7700.
Your Reservation. Reserva-
tions close March 27. Call
Louise 689-7700 for informa-
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.
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter provides by appointment:
Health Insurance Assistance
with Edie Reiter; Legal Aid by
Palm Beach County Legal Aid
Society; Home Financial Man-
agement with Herb Kirsh;
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 and appointment.
"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 pre-school.
Yiddish instructor. Call Ellen
at 689-7700.
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-
The JCC will be providing a
variety of classes and pro-
grams at Congregation Beth
Kodesh along with the darty
hot Kosher lunch program.
Quality Health Care and
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: Mondays,
March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 9:30
a.m. Call Julia 582-7360 for
reservations. Fee: $2.

Friday, March 3, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Century Unit 5367 meets
Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30
p.m. at Cong. Anshei Sholom.
Guest speaker: Dr. Michael
Zeide, well known orthopedic
surgeon. Coming event March
20-23, Annual Spring Holiday
at Saxony Hotel, Miami Beach.
The next meeting of the
Royal Palm Beach Lodge
3046 will be held on Wednes-
day, March 8 in the Village
Hall at 8 p.m. Cantor Elliot
Rosenbaum of Temple Beth
Torah in Wellington, will sing
a medley of Jewish, Hebrew
and English songs accompan-
ied with his guitar. Guests are
invited and a collation will fol-
Menorah Chapter meets
March 14 at noon at Congrega-
tion Aitz Chaim. Barbara Kap-
lan representing the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County will talk on "The Jew-
ish Woman of Today." Bou-
tique and refreshments.
Coming events:
March 1, "Prince at Central
Park" at Hirschfield Theatre.
March 15, "Viking Princess"
cruise. March 19 "Miami Ice
Follies," dinner at Marco Polo
Theatre. March 22, Cruise on
"The Patriot," on the Inter-
coastal. March 26-29, Lido
Spa. March 31, Donor Lunch-
eon at Royce Hotel. Bus leaves
every week for games at the
Seminole Village.
Boynton Beach Chapter
coming events Sunday, March
5 Dinner & Show, "Forbid-
den Broadway"at the Holiday
Inn, Atlantic Ave. & A1A,
Del ray Beach.
Monday, March 20 Gen-
eral Meeting: Guest will be
Rabbi Joel Chazin of Beth
Kodesh Boynton Beach Jewish
Center. He will present a book
report on the Five Seasons by
A.B. Yeshova at the Royal
Palm Club House, 544 N.E. 22
Ave. Boynton Beach.
Cypress Lakes Leisureville
Chapter will hold its member-
ship meeting Tuesday, March
7, at the American Savings &
Loan, West Gate, Century Vil-
lage, West Palm Beach at 1
p.m. Refreshments served at
12:30 p.m. Guest speaker will
be Henry Grossman whose
subject will be "The Miracle of
Coming Events: April 10-12
- Motorcoach trip to EPCOT/
Disney World.
June 4-9 Trip to Nashville,
Tenn. Full sightseeing tour
Nashville, GatTinburg, Chero-
kee Indian Reservation, Grand
Die Opry, Showboat Dinner/
Theater, Macon, Chattanooga.
Excellent hotel accommoda-
tions, dinner theater shows.
Call Muriel Levitt for reserva-
A general meeting of the
Royal Chapter will be held
March 13 at the Village Hall,
Royal Palm Beach at noon.
Guest speaker is Stanley
Bloch. Mr. Bloch is a teacher,
who formerly was a Junior
High School Principal and
Community Superintendent on
the New York City Board of
Education. Now retired, he
has also lectured at the Palm
Beach Community College for
the New Dimensions Division.
He is an historian and Civil
War buff, and will enlighten us
on such people of Noah, Levy
and General Grant. What do
these three men have com-
Emil Cohen, American
humorist with a mastery of the
Yiddish idiom, will entertain
Tuesday morning March 7, 9
a.m. in Main Clubhouse, Cen-
tury Village, West Palm
To listen to Emil is to relive
the lives of the Jews of East-
ern Europe, who created a
culture, now all but extinct. In
those countries they lived their
economically insecure exist-
ence, but created a spirit that
defined destruction. Their
secret weapon was a sense of
humor that Emil Cohen has
captured and is sharing with
enthusiastic audience all over
the country. Emil's motto is
the preservation of the Jewish
People and especially its
Mr. Cohen has a more seri-
ous side, and will speak on
behalf of the State of Israel
Bonds, with great insight into
the current economic and pol-
itical situation in Israel.
The Palm Beach Teen
Connection To Israel
Have you ever considered
sending your teenage son or
daughter to the crossroads of
the world? A place where
Europe, Asia and Afria meet;
where the people come from
80 different countries and
speak over 70 different lan-
guages; and most importantly,
a land where the history of our
Jewish ancestors dates back
over 4,000 years.
The Palm Beach Teen Con-
nection offers a unique sum-
mer travel opportunity to
Israel for students entering
the 10th through 12th grades
from the Palm Beach Com-
munity. The program is
designed to give teens a full
experience covering all of
Israel, north to south, east to
Hike the beautiful hills of the
Galilee and the Golan Heights;
walk the ancient streets of Old
Jerusalem; experience a Bar
or Bat Mitzvah at the Western
Wall; climb Masada and then
float on the Dead Sea; visit the
ancient copper mines of Timna
and then take a cool night's
cruise on the Red Sea. These
are only a few of the sites that
your teen will see on our 36-
day trip.
The trip leaves on June 26 on
a direct flight from Miami and
returns July 31. The price of
the trip is $3,167 but Israel
Scholarship Incentives are
available through the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County. Midrasha students
pay only $2,317 and non-
Midrasha students pay $2,567.
To find out more about the
program, contact Stuart
Fleischer, Palm Beach Teen
Connection Coordinator, 471-
For more information on the
Israel Incentive Program, con-
tact Dr. Elliot Schwartz,
Director of Education, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
Workers And Extremist Influence
Bonn (INP) The rise of
National Socialism in the
1920's is a topic that still occu-
pies many historians' minds
today. One aspect in particular
the relationship between the
working classes and the
National Socialist movement
has been studied in depth by
German academic Michael
Ruck, whose recently pub-
lished findings shed new light
on why the working classes
turned their backs on the
democratic parties of the day
and lent support to a violent
right-wing extremist move-
In his study "Bulwark
against Hitler? The Working
Class, Workers' Movement
and the Rise of National
Socialism," Ruck presents the
results of sociological surveys
showing that sections of the
German working class were
far from impervious to the
early rallying cries of the
Nazis; the seeds of seduction
were sown long before the
crisis years of the Weimar
Republic, when rocketing
inflation and rising unemploy-
ment prompted growing num-
bers of the electorate to turn
to Hitler's party in a desperate
bid to head off economic and
constitutional chaos. The Nat-
onal Socialist movement found
followers in the working
classes from the very outset.
In 1923, ten years before
Hitler's seizure of power, blue
collar workers made up a third
of the Nazi party's member-
ship. Most of them were young
non-unionized day laborers
employed by small or medium-
sized firms in small or medium-
sized towns. It was this type of
worker generally unskilled,
poorly paid and largely
unmoved by the voice of social
democracy or religion who
proved most susceptible to the
slogans of the radical right.
By the end of the twenties,
when the Nazis drew growing
support from the middle
Friday, March 3 Jewish Community Center, presenta-
tion of awardfo Rabbi Shapiro at Temple Israel, 8
p.m. *
Sunday, March 5 Israel Bonds, Palm Beach National
Committee Cocktail Reception at the Palm Beach
Country Club, 4 p.m. Israel Bonds, Presidents
Country Club Dinner/Dance, 6:30 Federation,
CLAL Program, 4-6 p.m.; 7:30-9:30 p.m. NB Israel
Bonds Temple Beth El Breakfast Meeting
Monday, March 6 Federation, Women's Division
"Pacesetter's" Phon-A-Thon, 5 p.m. B'nai B'rith
No. 3016, board 3 p.m. Jewish Community Day
School, board, 7:45 p.m. Congregation Anshei
Sholom Sisterhood, board, 9:45 a.m. Temple Beth
El Sisterhood, board, 10 a.m. Federation, CLAL
Program, 8:10 a.m.; 12-2 p.m.; 4-6 p.m.; 7:30-9:30
p.m. Facing History and Ourselves, at a Palm
Beach home, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7 B'nai B'rith Women shalom, board,
9:30 a.m. Federation, Young Adult Division,
Educational/Cultural Program, 7 p.m. Yiddish
Culture Group Century Village, 10 a.m. Temple
Beth El, Study Group, noon Temple Beth El, board,
7:30 p.m. Temple Beth David, board, 8 p.m.
Hadassah Mt. Scopus Boynton Beach, 7:30 p.m.
Federation, Campaign Cabinet Meeting, 4 p.m.
Federation, Holocaust Commemoration Commit-
tee, noon.
Wednesday, March 8 Lake Worth Jewish Center
Sisterhood, 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith Yachad, 7:30
p.m. Hadassah Shalom, board, 1 p.m. Holocaust
Survivors of the Palm Beaches, board, 2:30 p.m.
Brandeis University Women Lake Worth, Theatre
party and luncheon at Royal Palm Dinner Theatre
Federation, Central Planning & Allocations Com-
mittee, 5:30 p.m. Federation, Hunters Run Event
"Gala At Sea" Federation, Women's Division,
Phon-A-Thon, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 9 American Jewish Congress, 1 p.m.
Na'Amat USA Palm Beach Council, 10 a.m.
Temple Beth David Sisterhood, board, 8 p.m.
Temple Beth El, Widows and Widowers Support
Group, 12:30 p.m. Morse Geriatric Center
Women's Auxiliary, Executive Committee, 10:30
a.m. and Board, 1:30 p.m. Federation, Phon-A-
Thon, 7:30 p.m. Federation, Nominating Commit-
tee, 4:30 p.m. Federation, Training Session,
Beneficiary Agency Bd. Members, 5 p.m.
For more information call the Jewish Federation, 8S2-2120.
MOSAIC Sunday, March 5, 11 a.m. WPTV Channel
5, with host Barbara Gordon Green. The second of a two
part series: an interview with Arnold Forster, Former
Director of the Anti-Defamation League.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, March 5, 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340
AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
PAGE ONE Sunday, March 5, 8 a.m. WPBR 1340
AM A weekly review of news and issues pertinent to the
Jewish community.
SHALOM Sunday, March 5, 9 a.m. WFLX Channel
29, with host Richard Peritz. Interviews with local and
national figures focusing on Jewish issues.
p.m.-5 p.m. WPBR 1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon Fink.
A Jewish talk show that features weekly guests and call-in
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
classes, Ruck claims the politi-
cal backbone of the trade uni-
ons and parties had been bro-
ken, leaving the way clear for
a National Socialist take-over.
Worn down by extremists on
the left and right, the demo-
cratic parties at the end of the
Weimar Republic retreated
into plaintive rhetoric, which
ultimately presented no ob-
stacle to Hitler's fateful acces-
sion to power. Among the les-
sons to be learned from
Michael Ruck's study is that
strong, free and democratic
trade unions form a sturdy
bulwark against extremism at
either end of the political spec-

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Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Joel Chazin. Cantor Abraham Koster. Daily, 8:30 a.m. Sabbath
services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. 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.
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
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 pm'
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 evenine 8pm-
Saturday 9 a.m. '
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, 108-3, 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
An Israeli Film Festival will
be held at Temple on Sunday
evening, March 12 at 7 p.m.
The satirical comedy, "The
Big Dig" will be shown, with
English subtitles.
The showing of this Israeli
film is a 'first.' Sisterhood is
sponsoring the event. Coffee
'and' will be served prior to the
Tickets and information are
available from the temple
Temple will be having a
'Trash and Treasure" sale on
March 19, at 9 a.m. The event
will be at 759 Parkway Street,
Jupiter. There will be some-
thing for everyone. For more
information call the Temple
Alan Gordon and Richard
Weinstein, co-chairmen of the
Legal Committee of the B'nai
B'rith Defamation League,
will discuss "Anti-Semitism in
South Florida Doing Some-
thing About It," on Sunday
morning, March 5, at 10 a.m.
at Temple. A light breakfast
will be served at 9:15 a.m.
This program is the last in a
series of four mini lectures
entitled "The Jewish Com-
munity on the World Stage,"
which has featured well known
community leaders discussing
vital current issues.
The fee for the lecture,
including breakfast, is $4. For
tickets, or for information
about other adult study pro-
grams, call the Temple office.
Sisterhood will hold its 5th
Annual Torah Fund Luncheon
on Monday, March 19.
The luncheon will be held at
12 noon in the Nathan and
Janet Appleman Fellowship
Hall, catered by the Temple
The guest speaker will be,
Irene Sholk, of The Woman's
COHEN, Pauline, 82, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
FARER, Samuel, 94. of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach. Funeral in Maplewood,
HERZFELD, Leonard, 79, of Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
Kornstein, Eugene, 81, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar
anteed Security Plan Chapel.
KRAMER, Leo J., 74, of North Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens & Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach. Funeral
in Brookline, Mass.
LEASEF, Rose. 91, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
LUBIN, Elsie, 86, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar
anteed Security Plan Chapel.
PILMER, Benard, 71, of Royal Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
SHIFF, Fannie 76, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach. Funeral in Fresh Mea
dows, N.Y.
League of Conservative
Judaism in support of the Jew-
ish Theological Seminary of
Singer, Dorothy Golin will be
the featured entertainer.
For further information
please contact the Temple
office. Reservations are neces-
Greenberg, one of the most
renowned scholars and lectur-
ers in American Jewish life,
will speak at a luncheon at
Temple Emanu-El of Palm
Beach, 190 N. County Road,
on March 5, at 1 p.m.
Rabbi Greenberg, an Ortho-
dox Rabbi and Harvard Doctor
of Philosophy, is the President
and Co-Founder, with Eli Wei-
sel, of CLAL, the National
Jewish Center for Learning
and Leadership. He was
appointed by President Carter
as Director of the President's
Commission on the Holocaust
and is the author of the
recently published best-seller
book, "The Jewish Way." As
one of the most creative think-
kers in American Jewish life
his writings have been widely
On Friday evening March 3,
at 8 p.m. Temple will celebrate
family night. Shabbat service
will be conducted by Rabbi
Howard Shapiro, Temple
Israel Students of the Jewish
Community Day School will
take part in the service and
Cantor Stuart Pittle will lead
the congregation in songs.
Everyone is invited.
Temple's Scholar-in-
Residence weekend will
explore the theme of Jewish
Medical Ethics. Professor
Mark Washofsky of the He-
brew Union College-Jewish In-
stitute of Religion will present
lecture-discussions which are
open to the public.
During Sabbath services,
Professor Washofsky will
keynote the weekend begin-
ning Friday, March 3, at 8 p.m.
with the theme "Physician-
Patient Relationships." He
will conduct a Sabbath Semi-
nar on Saturday, March 4 at
10:30 a.m. on "Heroic Treat-
ment for the Terminally 111:
When to Let Go." At a pat-
rons' reception, Professor
Washofsky will discuss "Mal-
practice." This reception will
be on Saturday, March 4 at 4
p.m. hosted by Albert and
Ruthe Metzker. On Sunday
morning, March 5 at 10 a.m.,
Professor Washofsky will
speak at a special Physicians'
breakfast hosted by Dr. Harry
For information about the
patrons' reception and the
Physicians' breakfast, call the
Temple office. The Friday
evening service and Sabbath
Seminar are open to the pub-
lic. Following the question per-
iod on Friday evening, Temple
Judea's Sisterhood will spon-
sor an oneg shabbat.
Candle lighting Time
March 3 6:05 p.m.
March 10 6:09 p.m.
Synopsis Of The
Weekly Torah Portion
... "And they came, both men and women, as
many as were willing-hearted, and brought. all
jewels of gold"
(Exod. S5.22).
VAYAKHEL Moses gathered the people
together and instructed them in the holiness of the
Sabbath. He also instructed them in how to build
the Tabernacle and its vessels. Bezalel and Oholiab
headed the skilled craftsmen working on the
labernacle. The people gave liberally toward the
sanctuary so liberally, in fact, that it was
ffS \ them ^ St0p- 0nce a^in- details of the
Tabernacle and .ts vessels are given, at the end of this portion.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and
p'ffi.iST?e Grap'iC ?is,ory 0< ,he Jewish Heritage 'SSd by
at 4SMtaS4iZJT5^6 ?y Sh"floW- The volume is available
at 45 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036 (212) 246-6911.)
Students Protest For Pollards
WASHINGTON (JTA) The North American Jewish Stu-
dents Network has begun a movement demanding the release
from prison of Jonathan Jay Pollard and his wife, Anne
Henderson Pollard, because they feel that Jewish leaders have
failed to act.
"The students started the Soviet Jewry movement when the
Jewish community was silent," Rabbi Avraham Weiss, chairman
a a ent Strug'e for Soviet Jewry, told some 80 college
students demonstrating on the steps of the Justice Department.

Baker Urges Caution On
Jackson-Vanik Waiver
Friday, March 3, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
The Bush administration will
consider more than just in-
creased emigration from the
Soviet Union in deciding
whether to recommend a
waiver of the Jackson-Vanik
Amendment, Secretary of
State James Baker said.
"I think that this whole
question of trade with the
Soviet Union and the Eastern
bloc countries should be looked
at in the context of the overall
U.S.-Soviet relationship,'*
Baker told the House Foreign
Affairs Committee.
Rep. Edward Feighan (D-
Ohio) said to Baker that be-
cause of the increased Jewish
emigration from the Soviet
Union, there has been talk of
waiving the Jackson-Vanik
Amendment, which links U.S.
most-favored-nation trade
benefits to the Soviet Union
with increased emigration.
Baker agreed that "remark-
able strides and changes" in
human rights have been made
by the Soviet Union, particu-
larly in emigration.
He said the administration is
looking into its trade policies
with the USSR, but stressed
that this does not mean "that
we ought to necessarily
change it. I think we ought to
look at it in the context of
other changes that have been
made in human rights policies
in the Soviet Union and the
Eastern bloc countries,"
where more has to be done, he
Baker said the administra-
tion has to keep in mind that
'the Soviet Union is still a
very heavily armed super-
power with interests that are
adverse to the United States."
He also said that the admin-
istration has an obligation to
support the decision made in
the last days of the Reagan
administration to attend a
human rights conference in
Moscow in 1991.
But he added that this deci-
sion is subject to the Soviets'
keeping the promises they
have made on improving their
human rights policies, includ-
ing revising laws to make it
easier to emigrate.
Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-
N.Y.) urged Baker to solve the
problem caused by the in-
creased emigration of Jews
and others from the Soviet
Union, which has exceeded the
funds the United States has
allocated for refugees. This
has resulted in hundreds of
Soviet Jews being refused re-
fugee status.
"I don't have an answer to
it," Baker said. "We have a
budget crunch."
Gilman suggested increasing
the budget for refugees to a
more "realistic figure."
Religious Zealots Suspected
Of Defacing Ben-Gurion's Grave
grave of David Ben-Gurion,
Israel's first prime minister,
was defaced with swastikas by
vandals, and police suspect a
gang qf young religious zea-
lots, calling themselves
Keshet, as the perpetrators.
The grave near Sde Boker,
the Negev kibbutz where Ben-
Gurion made his home, is a
national shrine.
A caretaker discovered it
daubed with swastikas and the
spray-painted words, "Come
find us We've reached over
here. Keshet."
THe grave of Paula Ben-
(iurion, the prime minister's
widow who was buried along-
side him, was untouched.
Kibbutz officials said this
was the first time Ben-Gu-
rion's grave had been dese-
Nine alleged members of
Keshet were taken into cus-
tody on unrelated charges.
They are suspected of a ser-
ies of small explosions and
attempted bombings of news
kiosks that sold non-Orthodox
newspapers near the religious
township of Bnei Brak.
A tenth man arrested was
National Police Chief David
Markus said that he believes
the "hard core" of the gang
has been apprehended.
He warned, however, that
new incidents could be perpe-
trated by members still at
large or by people claiming to
be members of Keshet.
Judge Arkin Dies At 80
Former New York State
Administrative Law Judge
William H. Arkin, 79, of Palm
Beach Gardens, Florida, a for-
mer resident of New York
City; Albany, New York;
Arlington, Virginia; and the
Town of Palm Beach, Florida;
died of cancer on February 3
at Saint Mary's Hospital in
West Palm Beach.
Judge Arkin had practiced
law in Palm Beach County
since returning to the area in
1981. He had been general
counsel to Elko Corporation, a
family-held firm in the Town of
Palm Beach, from 1962 to
Judge Arkin was active in
many charitable, social service
and professional societies. He
was a charter member and
two-term President of the
Arlington-Fairfax Jewish Con-
gregation in Virginia, where
he and his family lived for
more than 30 years, and
founded that congregation's
Men's Club. He also was a
founder of the Northern Vir-
ginia chapters of the National
Council of Christians and
Jews, the Virginia Citizens
Committee to Fight Religious
Hatred and Un-Americanism,
and, in the mid-1940's, the
Zionist Organization of Amer-
ica. He belonged to B'nai
B'rith, Hadassah Associates,
the Jewish Community Center
of the Palm Beaches, the Jew-
ish Chautauqa Society, People
for the American Way, the
American Cancer Society, the
Leukemia Society, the League
of Women Voters and the
Morse Geriatric Center.
Judge Arkin is survived by
his wife, the former Zenda
Lieberman; and three sons.
Born To Schlep
) 1989 David S. Boxerman and Mark Saunders. All rights reserved
Prominent Ex-Refuseniks Take Up Pollards' Cause
prominent Soviet ex-refuse-
niks, who themselves strug-
gled for years for the right to
leave the Soviet Union, have
taken up the cause of Jonathan
Pollard and his wife Anne
Henderson Pollard.
Ida Nudel and Yosef Begun
joined about 50 demonstrators
outside the U.S. Consulate
here, demanding the release of
the Pollards.
Appealing to President
George Bush to grant cle-
mency, the two dissidents said
in a statement that as former
political prisoners, they were
grateful for the role played by
the United States in obtaining
their own release.
Jonathan Pollard, a former
civilian intelligence analyst
employed by the U.S. Navy, is
serving a life sentence in fed-
eral prison for spying for
Israel. He was jailed in 1987.
His wife, convicted as an
accomplice, is serving two con-
current five-year sentences.
She is seriously ill and family
and friends have charged she
has been denied proper medi-
cal treatment.
Nudel told reporters she con-
siders the two Americans to be
"hostages in a foreign coun-
Nudel and Begun, standing
under the blown-up photo-
graphs of the couple, carried
signs reading, "Who else has
been in solitary confinement
for 37 months?"
German-Polish Rapproachement
Continued from Page 7
an invitation for a private visit
to Bonn from President
Richard von Weizsacker, to
prepare the way for this by
discussions with Chancellor
Helmut Kohl and members of
his government.
Both heads of government
have commissioned the chan-
cellor's foreign affairs adviser,
Horst Teltschik, and depart-
ment head in the Polish Cen-
tral Committee, Ernst Kucza,
to seek for answers to remain-
ing questions; to find a solu-
tion to the Polish request for
financial aid; and to negotiate
German ideas for appropriate
rights for the German minor-
ity in Poland. Should agree-
ment be reached on these
points, Chancellor Kohl will
probably visit Poland in May
or June. President von Weiz-
sacker intends to travel to
Poland for the 50th anniver-
sary of the outbreak of the
Second World War on Sept. 1.
For years, Kohl has striven
for reconciliation with Poland
in the way that reconciliation
was reached with the Federal
Republic's neighbor in the
west, France, decades ago.
Since the conclusion of the
German-Polish Agreement in
December 1970, efforts have
always faltered due to exces-
sive Polish demands, but also
through Warsaw's refusal to
extend language and cultural
rights to the German minority.
Improvements to German-
Polish relations have been
hampered as well by internal
Polish problems within the
Communist Workers Party
and the trades union opposi-
tion, Solidarity.
According to government
circles in Bonn, both sides
regard the present develop-
ments in the Soviet Union and
the internal Polish dialogue as
an "enormous opportunity" to
normalize relations between
Warsaw and Bonn as well.
According to the arrange-
ment between Kohl and
Rakowski, Teltschik and
Kucza should discuss all
remaining problems without
any reservations.
Poland owes the West about
$37 billion, some of which is
owed to banks in the Federal
Republic or guaranteed by the
state. To this can be added a
Federal Republic credit
extended in 1975, for which
interest is still owing. Consid-
erations are being given to
allowing Poland longer to pay
the interest and to provide the
country with fresh funds, via
an investment promotion
agreement, for the Polish
Bonn wants Warsaw to rec-
ognize the existence of the
German minority in Poland
and this minority's rights to
use German in schools and
churches. Furthermore, Bonn
wants confirmed the rights of
the Germans in the regions to
the east of the Oder and Neisse
to use the former German
place names. This question has
stood in the way of concluding
an agreement for the opening
of consulates-general in Kra-
cow and Hamburg. This agree-
ment is now ready for signa-
ture as is a scientific-technical
cooperation agreement.
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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JCxC^ HICjrxlJLIvjrl I S Campus Update: Work on the new
Center is moving full steam ahead. Ride by die Military Trail site and you'll
see lots of empty space as die land clearing ncars completion. The Building
Committee meets regularly, checking and double checking, nuking last min-
ute refinements to die architecmral plans, determined to bring only a first
class Center to our community. Look for exciting news by summer.
Okeechobee Senior Center: A new, temporary site has been selected for
this important center activity on Okeechobee Boulevard and Havcrhill Road.
The Senior Program will be moved into dicsc larger quarters in March.
Summer Camp: Registration for Summer Camp '89 is well underway. If
you haven't signed your children in, don't wait much longer. And if you
haven't yet seen die miraculous changes out at Camp Shalom, ride out on
Belvedere Road, west of die nmipikc and take a look. You'll love it. First
class all die way. And we're not finished.
JCC Thrift Shop: We want to thank die community for responding to our
appeals; the crisis is being resolved. The shop, on Military Trail, south of
Okeechobee Boulevard and across the street from Luria's Plaza, will now be
opened on Sundays between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Stop by and sec the
changes we've made to'diis facility. And don't forget to donate your dis-
cards. Call Ruth at 471-1077.
Israel Independence Day: The celebration for Israel 41 is scheduled for
Sunday. April 30. We expect it to be an even more successful event dian
last year, which thousands of people attended. Like always, a project like
this needs many volunteers. Come help us out and have lots of fun while
you're doing it. Call Ellen at 689-7700.
Fourth Annual Cantoriai Concert: Don't forget to attend this inspiring
event which features great cantors like David Bagley, Sol Zim, Zvec Aroni,
and Aaron Bcnsoussan. The concert will be held on Sunday. February 26, at
3:00 PM in die West Palm Beach Auditorium. Reserved tickets can be pur-
chased at the JCC, 700 Spencer Drive. WPB or call Angie at 689-7700.
Tickets: Logc & Orchestra $20. Balcony $15.
Kol Rina: Last, but not least, we'll boast of our own new choral troupe
which performed for the very first time at our February Winter Wonderland
celebration under the direction of Cantor Karen Blum. The intergenerauonal
group sang magnificently, and the crowd loved it. If you like to sing, why
not join Kol Rina? Karen would love to have you in die troupe. Call her at
689-7700. _________
_______i---------7TTS9 NEW-F0R T
Tpecial programs
sunday, apbil **
To our "Winter Wonderland" volunteers and especially to the Coordinators, Beth Spitz
and Donna Roggenthein, a very special Thank You The event was a huge success
with over 1,000 people in attendance Snowballs flew, soup sizzled, entertainers danced
and families frolicked We're looking forward to doing it again next year.
It was a great day tor rollicking in the snow at Camp Shalom
A special workshop for parents with sibl-
ings under the age of 12.
7:30-9:30 P.M.
At JCC Pre-School Central
5335 No. Military Trail
West Palm Beach
FEE: $6.00 Members
$7.50 Non Members
Call Ruth, 689-7700, for
registration information.
Registration is now open to all Center
members for the 1989-90 school year. Ap-
plications are taken on a first come, first
served basis. All children must be at least
2 years old by May 1st and fully toilet
WS^.*S2SS eotletatun.
an0 your *. t 689-7700.
Fo, call Ann orupW
COST Members *" ^ for up to i
& Julie Stopeck. Patti & Larry Abramson,
Sarajane & Bob Marell. Stacy & Mark Levy,
Ellen & Steven Shapiro, Gregory James
Shoes, Inc., Professional Planners, Inc.,
WPBR 1340 TALK RADIO, Jason's Club,
Mendels's Haymish Brand, and Steve
Greenseid Catering.
The JCC CASINO ROYALE was a wonder-
ful success. Over 200 "winners" enjoyed
the evening, and left with dessert, cravings
satisfied, and many wonderful gifts.
Ellen Shapiro and Judi Liebovit deserve the
highest praise for co-chainng this annual
event Patti Abramson, Vice President in
charge of programming, has once again im-
plemented a great event
Special appreciation to the following spon-
sors: Sandy 8 Michael Litshitz, Marty &
Karen List, Harriet 'Buddy" & Stanley
Brenner, Judy & Gene Devore. Or Richard
Saturday, April 1 APRIL FOOLS PARTY -
Music Trivia games, valuable prizes, prac-
tical jokes $14/Member Couple; $16/Non
Member Couple
Sunday. April 16 2nd ANNUAL
10 AM 12 Noon. Prizes for high scores
and a delicious buffet $6.50/Member Cou-
ple; $$7 50/Non Member Couple
Friday Sunday, May 12 14 -Relive the
60s in a special weekend of food, activites,
contests, and warmth with couples and
families More info to follow
669-7700 for more information
Purim will be celebrated at both JCC Ear-
ly Learning Centers with Mordecai's ride,
carnival booths of all kinds, a punm (shptel)
and hmentashen to eat. Children, parents,
and teachers alike will dress as their
favorite characters and join our Purim
The JCC Thrift Shop is now opening on
Sundays between 11 00 AM and 4:00 PM
Don't forget to donate your discards
Call Ruth at 471-1077
(2nd Seder Night)
Put these dates
nn vour calendar todajr
Our league has 70 players competing for
that elusive championship trophy and brag-
ging rights in April. Play has been com-
petitive and fun for the ten teams on Tues-
day and Thursday evenings. Names are be-
ing taken for alternates so call Jack R at
The league is winding down for our power
players with the team captained by Jackie
Wheeler in first place. Play has been fierce
and competitive. Play-offs begin at month's
We are offering two new programs for your
physical well being.
We have two newly resurfaced tennis
courts begging for your use. We will pair
you up with new competition at your time
and leisure. Play in the morning after you
drop your children off. Call Jack Rosen-
baum at 689-7700 and we 'II get you a part-
ner. No charge to JCC members.
Each Tuesday at 9:30 AM you can play and
learn to play various sports. Included are
Softball, basketball, volleyball, frisbee, walk-
ing/jogging, and soccer Learn the rules,
skills and basic fun of these games. If
you're dropping off at 9:00 AM, have some
coffee and limber up. 45th Street parents
can make it by 9:30 AM to join the fun. Fee:
JCC member $10 for 6 weeks from Tues.,
March 7 through Tues., April 11,1989.
In 7th 12th grades continues for competi-
tion in the So. Florida JCC Maccabi
Association. A team will be formed and will
practice each Sunday from 1:00 3:00 PM
at Camp Shalom. Clear your Sunday after-
noons for this great league experience
through early May Fees are $55 for JCC
members and $65 for non members. Fee
includes a baseball shirt and hat for each
participant. Registration deadline is
Wednesday, March 8,1989. Call Jack R.
at 689-7700 tor more information.
Miss Bettys "Stars" join Early Childhood Director. Gail Kresul at the annual tree planting
Join the JCC
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; Adult Couple $100 : Single Adult
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