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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Behind The Headlines:
Jewish Authors Respond To Rushdie Threat
Rushdie affair illuminates for
Jews conflicts that go back to
the Enlightenment of the 18th
Freedom of speech has
meant not only Jews' freedom
to read and write what they
want, but for others to publish
sometimes ugly, even libelous
ideas. Revisionist works deny-
ing the Holocaust are adver-
tised by small publishers;
Hitler's "Mein Kampf" and
the 19th-century forgery "The
Protocols of the Elders of
Zion" are readily available.
Even works by Jewish writ-
ers sometimes cause anguish.
When he wrote "Portnoy's
Complaint" in 1969, Philip
Roth was denounced as a "self-
hating Jew" whose unflatter-
ing portraits of Jewish bour-
eoisie would comfort anti-
Rushdie raised Roth's case
when he submitted, from his
hiding place in England, a
review of Roth's memoirs,
"The Facts."
In response, Roth wrote in
the London Observer that "of
course, the tiny turbulence
that I stirred up is hardly
comparable" to death threats
against Rushdie.
However, Roth was glad
Rushdie found "some strength
in reading about my own
apprenticeship in the unfore-
seen consequences of art."
What responsibility does an
artist have to avoid offending
the sensibilities of a group?
Has Rushdie only himself to
blame for words he knew were
potentially offensive to Mos-
Chaim Potok, the novelist
and rabbi, said that, as an
artist, his own sense of respon-
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siblity "is limited to my own
vision of the truth" and, he
added, "my willingness to pay
the price of that vision. If
Rushdie didn't know what he
was doing, he was either naive
or stupid."
Anne Roiphe
But the point is not Rush-
die's actions, said Potok and
other writers, but Khomeini's.
Hugh Nissenson, whose
most recent book is "The Ele-
phant and My Jewish Prob-
Philip Roth
lem," a collection of short stor-
ies and journal entries, said
certainly there are subjects
that would make the Jewish
community furious.
"The difference is no one
would put a price on the
writer's head and call for his
execution," he said. If his own
publisher came out with a
reprint of "The Protocols of
the Elders of Zion," "I would
not like it," said Nissenson,
"but I'd be damned before I'd
call for its suppression."
Potok, who took part in a
rally in support of Rushdie in
Philadelphia, said he has lob-
bied in the past against text-
books that have distorted Jew-
ish history. But he called those
efforts "acceptable maneuver-
ing," versus threats on an
author's life.
Potok noted that "The Pro-
tocols" have been reprinted
around the world, including
Arab countries, and the Jewish
response has been to avoid an
"overwhelming fuss" and
Continued on Page 2
Mondale To Be Mosaic Guest
The Honorable Walter Mon-
dale, Vice President of the
United States from 1976 to
1980, will be the featured
guest on Mosaic, Sunday,
March 12, at 11 a.m., immedi-
ately following Meet The Press,
on WPTV-Channel 5, the local
NBC affiliate. Past programs
of Mosaic, the weekly public
service television program
produced by the Jewish Feder-
ation of Palm Beach County,
has had such notable guests as
columnist William Safire,
Ambassadors Benjamin Net-
anyahu and Meir Rosen, Sen-
ator Joseph Biden and come-
dian Robert Klein.
During his 25-minute inter-
view with host Barbara Gor-
don Green, Mr. Mondale will
discuss important issues like
President George Bush's new
Cabinet, the difficulties he has
experienced organizing his
staff, and new foreign policy
issues. In addition, he will talk
at length about the role of
Israel as a strong U.S. ally and
Continued on Page 6
Iran's Initiative
The recent publication of author Salman Rushdie's
controversial book, "Satanic Verses," caused a public
outcry in Iran that has resulted in the Ayatollah Rulhollah
Khomeini issuing bomb threats to bookstores worldwide
and a murder warrant for Rushdie, an India-born British
citizen, on grounds the novel is insulting to Moslems.
To date, two California bookstores and the offices of a
weekly New York City newspaper, that editorially
defended Rushdie's book, were firebombed, probably
prompted by "the Salman Rushdie book", according to
bookstore owners. After Britain was threatened that, if it
didn't denounce Rushdie's book, it would lose diplomatic
ties with Iran, Britian reportedly severed diplomatic ties
with Tehran.
Planning Super Sunday '89
The Super Sunday '89 Committee met recently to finalize plans for the major phoning effort in
which volunteers will reach out to thousands of community members to get their pledges for the
1989 Campaign for Jewish Life. According to Co-Chairs Morris and Alice Zipkin and Steve
Ellison, a tremendous amount of planning is required for Super Sunday and the committee is well
on its way to making this year's event the most successful one to date. Standing (l-r) Barbara
Lifshitz, Ilene Lampert, Michael Lifshitz, Angela Lampert, Amy Pearlman, Debby Brass, Lisa
Hanser. Laura Saperstein. Sitting (l-r) David Simon, Alice Zipkin, Co-Chair, Morris Zipkin,
Co-Chair, Patti Abramson, Jennifer Gomberg. Missing from photo are: Jeffrey Paine, Leonard
Hanser, Howard Kaslow, Mike Jacobson, Marcia Shapiro, Syd Schwartz, Betsy Cohen, Karen
List, Sam Wadler and Steve Ellison, Co-Chair.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 10, 1989
A Gift And A Feeling Bring Joy To Seniors
Not just anybody would do
what he does.
"I'm just a regular person
who was given a gift and a
feeling and I try to use it," said
Alvin Gorodetzer following a
discussion on his activities for
the elderly in Palm Beach
"Actually, if I could turn the
clock back I would become a
professional cantor because I
love it and I think I could have
been very good at it," he said.
Every Friday afternoon and
Jewish holiday, Gorodetzer,
Chairman of the Chaplain
Aides of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County is a
cantor, prayer leader, source
of inspiration and personal
friend to a group of nursing
home bound elderly Jews. He
also coordinates 65 other
senior volunteers who spend
their Friday afternoons in 28
nursing and retirement homes
in Palm Beach County.
The Chaplain Aides go to
light sabbath candles, make
kiddush, say the prayers and
sing songs with the Jewish
residents who have little or no
other connection to their tradi-
"We try to be a window for
these Jewish residents who
can't get out into the world,"
said Gorodetzer. "Other than
these services, most of them
have no contact with the Jew-
ish community. We try to help
^ ,
Alvin Gorodetzer lights Shabbat candles with nursing home resi-
dents during a Shabbat service he leads every week.
keep the connection alive."
Gorodetzer was born and
raised in a traditional Jewish
home in Boston. After his bar
mitzvah, he and his father
started a kosher catering busi-
ness, in which they worked
together until Gorodetzer
entered the army in 1941.
"Always, ever since I can
remember, I hoped I would be
able to give as much of my
talents and money as I felt
people gave to my family,"
Gorodetzer explained. "Dur-
ing the Depression we had
nothing and people gave us
whatever they could. As a
result of that," he continued,
"I have always been involved
with community work."
Gorodetzer, father of two
sons, is also active in the Can-
cer Society, Heart Fund,
NAACP and a variety of other
humanitarian efforts. After his
army service, he married and
later moved to Rock Island,
Illinois, where he lived until he
came to West Palm Beach
three years ago.
Since living here, he has had
the occasional opportunity to
serve as a cantor for several
congregations in the area. For
the last two years he conduct-
ed a seder for 100 people at the
Horizon Club in Lake Worth.
Although he is periodically
offered permanent cantorial
positions at several synago-
gues, Gorodetzer has always
turned them down to continue
his chaplaincy and other com-
Educational Study Continues;
JESNA Expert To Visit Community
For the past month the Jew-
ish Floridian has covered the
county-wide study that is cur-
rently being conducted by the
Task Force on Jewish Educa-
Under the auspices of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County together with
JESNA, the Jewish Education
Service of North America,
Inc., the preliminary ground-
work for the study has been
laid, education professionals
and potential study respon-
dents have been contacted and
surveys and questionnaires
have been prepared for distri-
bution to a wide spectrum of
people in the community. Per-
sonal interviews will also be
conducted with a select group
of individuals.
Rabbi David Shluker, Direc-
tor of the Department of Com-
munity Consultation and Plan-
ning at JESNA, a New York
based organization, will visit
Palm Beach County during the
week of March 13 to actually
collect study data. Once the
surveys, questionnaires and
interviews have been com-
pleted, JESNA will analyze
the results, evaluate them and
present a detailed report to
i the Task Force as a basis for
I recommendations and solu-
l tions for this community.
i Rabbi Shluker has been a
. consultant for JESNA conti-
\ nent-wide for seven years. His
; work has included: trouble-
i shooting/crisis management,
1 studies of bureaus of Jewish
I education, studies of Jewish
educational systems, and plan-
i ning with Federations and bur-
eaus. He has conducted major
studies of community educa-
tional systems in the following
cities: Phoenix, San Diego,
Buffalo, Hartford, Philadel-
phia, Louisville and Stanford.
JESNA is the coordinating
service agency for Jewish edu-
cation within the organized
Jewish community in North
America. It delivers a broad
range of services and informa-
tion resources on three levels:
locally, on the North American
continent and internationally.
JESNA functions through
three major departments: the
Department of Education Re-
sources and Services, which
conducts conferences, action
research projects and offers
consultative and evaluative
services in a variety of areas;
the Department of Human Re-
sources Development, which
works to upgrade the Jewish
education profession by admin-
istering several programs and
committees; and the Depart-
ment of Community Consulta-
tion and Planning, which
works closely with individual
communities and Federations.
Don't Miss The Date
for the
Sixth Annual
Indian Spring Dinner Dance
on behalf of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
Sunday, March twenty-sixth
at six in the evening
Indian Spring Country Club
Minimum commitment $350 Couvert $50 per person
Black tie optional Seating is limited
munity work.
"It makes me feel good to do
what I'm doing," he said. '
feel I'm bringing something
back to these people that they
may have been away from for
many years.
"The response I get is phe-
nomenal," he continued. "You
can really see in their expres-
sions that they recognize a
Jewish melody. Someone's
face always lights up during
the services.
"I was always taught two
traditionally Jewish things
when I was young," Gorodet-
zer continued. "Everything we
have is a gift from Gni and it is
a big mitzvah to visit the sick. I
was given a good voice and feel
that through it I am able to
contribute to many sick people
on a spiritual level. That's
important to me."
"Al Gorodetzer is a very
caring and warm person. He's
interested in all the resi-
dents," said Amy Bogdonoff,
Activities Director for the
Palm Garden Nursing Home in
West Palm Beach. "As people
get older they seem to seek a
closer relationship with G-d; it
becomes more important to
them. Mr. Gorodetzer and his
chaplain aides provide them
with that connection."
If you would be interested in
becoming a Chaplain Aide for
the Jewish Federation, please
call Rabbi Alan Sherman,
Director, Community Rela-
tions Council, 832-2120.
Rushdie Threat
Continued from Page 1
create interest in the book that
was not there before.
Anne Roiphe, who has writ-
ten a novel on the newly
Orthodox and essays on the
implications of the Holocaust,
said that while Judaism main-
tains a "fundamentalist
branch," namely the ultra-
Orthodox, "the Jewish world
has also become thoroughly
saturated with the Enlighten-
But the Rushdie affair
sounds a warning, she said. "I
look at the ayatollah and see a
potential endpoint if our own
fundamentalists are not
checked by the rest of us."
Execution for blasphemy has
its roots in the Hebrew Bible.
In Leviticus 24:14, the Lord
commands Moses, saying "he
that blasphemes the name of
the Lord, he shall surely be put
to death." In Jewish law, blas-
phemy is limited to words
reviling God, and does not
extend to attacks on religious
institutions or customs.
Modern history records no
example of a Jew being put to
death by other Jews for blas-
phemy. Even history's most
famous Jewish heretic, philo-
sopher Baruch Spinoza, was
merely banned by the Jewish
community of Amsterdam, in
1656. The official decree called
on God to "destroy him and
cast him out from all the tribes
of Israel."
In modern times, the Yid-
dish writer Sholom Asch was
reviled by some Hasidic groups
in the '20s and '30s for his
portrayal of their movement
and sympathetic treatment of
early Christianity.
In 1772, the Vilna Gaon,
Elijah Ben Solomon Zalman,
placed in herem, or excommu-
nication, the "dangerous" new
Hasidic movement and order-
ed the works of the move-
ment's founder, the Baal Shem
Tov, publicly burned in the
Continued on Page 6
You Are Invited to
Participate in the
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 1989
9:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M.
100 Chillingworth Drive
West Palm Beach
Dr. Aaron Miller
U.S. State Department
Policy Planning Staff,
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Bertram Korn, Jr.
Regional Director of the
Committee for Accuracy in
Middle East Reporting in
Ralph Nurnberger
AIPAC Lobbyist and
Professor of Diplomatic
History & International
Relations at Georgetown
Kahamin Timor
Regional Consul General
of Israel, Miami, Florida.
Registration fee:
$20.00 includes program & Kosher luncheon.
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Reservations Required. Send your check to the Jewish
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Project Renewal Update:
News From Gil Amal and Giora
Friday, March 10, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Shapiro To Chair
Banyan Federation Day
Mike Augustus, the new
OTZMA participant from
Palm Beach County, arrived in
Hod Hasharon this month for a
three month visit to Project
Renewal. During his stay,
Augustus will live in Hod
Hasharon, volunteer in the
Magdiel School and assist in
neighborhood programs,
teaching and counseling youth.
The residents and staff wel-
come Mike and thank Palm
Beach County for giving him
the opportunity to participate
in and observe the results of
his community's commitment
to Project Renewal .
... Seniors in the Gene and
Corky Ribakoff Senior Center
took matters into their own
hands when they decided to
raise money for a television set
for the Center. Together with
community worker Elon Bavli,
the seniors planned a Bazar
that was held in the courtyard
of the Beit Ha'am in Gil Amal.
Their efforts turned into a
community happening with
cakes, hand work, flowers and
plants, as well as used clothing
donated by the Florida com-
munity. At the end of the day,
the profits gained were well
worth the work ...
. The Burrows Enrich-
ment Center activities are on
the rise. The most recent addi-
tion to the already full sched-
ule is a "Lending Toy Library"
for children ages 2-10. Chil-
dren can register for the privi-
lege of borrowing a toy for one
week. This allows them to
enjoy a variety of games with-
out asking their parents to
purchase them. It also helps to
encourage the development of
responsibility in children for
taking care of games and toys
and returning them in good
condition .
. .. The Levy Day Care Cen-
ter expanded the idea of
Mother s Day to Family Day.
After all, today's fathers par-
ticipate in child-raising, shop-
ping and household chores and
children are also taught to
Ranana explains a new toy to youngsters in the Burrows
Enrichment Center.
Mike Augustus is greeted by children from the Levy Day Care
take part in household activi-
ties ..
. Mayoral elections for
Hod Hasharon were held Feb-
ruary 28. Stay tuned for the
results ...
. The results of Palm
Beach County's involvement in
Hod Hasharon can be felt
throughout the neighborhoods,
especially when one of our
young people realizes a dream.
Ronit Asroff, one of the Hod
Hasharon singers who won the
hearts of Floridians, was re-
cently informed that she has
been accepted into the ELAL
stewardess program and will
begin training in the next few
months. This is a very selec-
tive program which accepts
only the best Congratula-
tions Ronit!!
Teddy Kollek Wins Post;
But Party Loses Plurality
Mayor Teddy Kollek won a
fifth term in Tuesday's elec-
tions, but appears to have lost
his party's majority on the
City Council.
Races in other cities show
that Labor and Likud parties
both lost and gained tradi-
tional strongholds.
Israeli newspapers reported
Wednesday morning that Kol-
lek's One Jerusalem party had
gained only 12 or 13 seats on
the City Council.
Kollek's party, which had
controlled 17 of the 31 seats on
the council, appears to have
been stifled by a large turnout
of ultra-Orthodox voters and
an Arab election boycott. Kol-
lek, 77, was first elected in
1965 and is well-known for
what now may be his shattered
dream of a "United Jerusa-
Kollek lavished praise on the
Arabs who did turn out to
vote. An estimated 3,000 out
of 79,000 eligible Arab voters
braved the boycott called by
leaders of the Palestinian
uprising. Many of the shops in
East Jerusalem were closed
and shuttered by their Arab
owners, it was reported.
Power in the city of Beer-
sheva switched from Labor to
Likud. In Haifa, a traditional
Labor stronghold, Mayor Arie
Gurel barely held onto his seat.
In Tel Aviv, Mayor Shlomo
Lahat, affiliated with Likud,
received 55 percent of the
vote, down two percent from
his last election bid, according
Teddy Kollek
to the Israeli Consulate in
"There's some significance
to the parties," said Consul
General Rahamim Timor.
"But so far this doesn't indi-
cate anything because elec-
tions are geared more toward
To spend a day on behalf of
the Jewish Federation while
also playing sports, socializing
with friends and neighbors and
enjoying the sunny outdoors is
the highlight of the Country
Club Federation Days that
have been popping up around
Palm Beach County this year.
In the wake of the successful
Falls, High Ridge and Foun-
tains Country Clubs Federa-
tion Days, the Banyan Country
Club in West Palm Beach will
hold their first annual Federa-
tion Day on Friday, March 24,
at the Club, announced Milt S.
Shapiro, Chair of the day.
The day's events will include
a brunch followed by golf tour-
naments for men and women,
raffles, prizes and a deluxe bar
and hors d'ouevres.
The Chair of the Day, Milt
Shapiro, is a distinguished
New York attorney and a
respected philanthropist vol-
unteer leader of the United
Jewish Appeal and several
community organizations. In
1986 he was elected President
of the Zionist Organization of
America and subsequently re-
elected in 1988. Prior to his
Presidency, Shapiro served as
National Chairman of the
American Zionist Fund, the
fundraising arm of the ZOA.
Shapiro also received the
Justice Louis D. Brandeis
award of the ZOA, which is
presented to leaders who de-
monstrate Zionist commit-
ment and selfless service to
Israel as emulated by the late
Jurist. Shapiro also represents
the ZOA in the following capa-
cities: representative to the
Conference of Presidents of

Milton S. Shapiro
Major American Jewish Or-
ganizations, National Board
Member of the American Zion-
ist Federation, Board of Trus-
tees Member of the United Is-
rael Appeal and Member of the
Plenary Council of the World
Jewish Congress.
Members of the Banyan
Country Club Federation Day
Committee include: Julian
Shorr and Irving Baron, Tour-
nament Chairs; Mel Wein-
stein, House Committee Coor-
dinator; Arnold Grandberg,
Joe Berkow and Mel Wein-
stein, Raffle Chairs; Erie
Ulrich and Bernard Wexler,
Canadian Coordinators; Pooch
Nusbaum and David Fermon,
Honorary Chairs; Alec Flamm,
Golf Coordinator; Milton
Bluestein, Jack Bloom; Kal-
man Druck, Publicity; Dorothy
Adler, Co-Chair; Viola Holtz,
Florence Geller; Peanut Cole,
Bridge Coordinator; Toots
For more information,
please call Lynne Stolzer,
Campaign Director, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
Three Locals Attend
Several hundred delegates
from the national and com-
munity agencies of NJCRAC
(National Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council)
recently attended the 44th
annual Plenary Session in
Washington, D.C. Represent-
ing the Community Relations
Council of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County
were Dr. Helen Hoffman, a
member of the Executive
Committee of NJCRAC, Bar-
bra Kaplan, a member of the
National Task Force on Do-
mestic Concerns and Rabbi
Alan Sherman, Director of the
During the four-day confer-
ence, members determined
priority issues, policy direc-
tions and strategies for the
field of Jewish community
relations in the coming year.
In interviews with Dr. Hoff-
man and Mrs. Kaplan, both
discussed the highlights of
the conference and noted that
the plight of Soviet Jews and
the Palestinian uprising were
of particular importance
throughout the sessions.
In a presentation to the
Plenum, Albert D. Chernin,
immediate past-Executive
Vice Chairman of NJCRAC,
reported that the American
Jewish community is today
challenged with a new set of
divisive issues. He examined
the United State's decision to
open a dialogue with the Pales-
tinian Liberation Organization
and other recent developments
affecting the peace process
and U.S.-Israeli relations.
"The acquiescence of Ameri-
can Jewish agencies in the
U.S. decision to open a sub-
stantive dialogue with the
Continued on Page 6
Thursday March 23, 1989
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 10, 1989
Administration's Good News
It is not even two months since the Bush
Administration took office, but Secretary of
State James Baker's actions have demon-
strated already that it is as firmly committed
to the State of Israel as its predecessors.
Mr. Baker did, in fact, turn down Israel's
official request that America cut off its dia-
logue with the PLO because five "fighters" of
the Palestine Liberation Organization
launched an attack from Lebanon against
Israel. The Israeli army killed all five before
they could penetrate Israeli territory.
But the Secretary, at the same time, warned
Chairman Arafat and the PLO that the United
States demands an end to terrorism by Pales-
tinians inside and outside of Israel, against the
Israeli military as well as against civilians.
And Vice President Dan Quayle, in his
message to the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith at the ADL's annual meeting in
Palm Beach, reassured one and all of the
American commitment to Israel.
On a less official note, almost without
exception, the columnists and commentators
who have been the most outspoken supporters
of both former President Reagan and of
President Bush have reaffirmed their distrust
of the PLO and their support of the Jewish
None of this means that the American
Jewish community can or should let down its
guard against any resurfacing of the pro-
Arabists in the State Department. They are
still there, as they have been throughout
Israel's independence, waiting to take charge.
Certainly, for now, James Baker need not
take a back seat to George Schultz as a friend
of Israel. And that is good news indeed.
Looking Forward
When the Solomon Mikhoels Jewish Cul-
tural Center opened in Moscow more than two
weeks ago, there was jubilation in the streets
and worldwide. But, there was also a focus
backward on the past. Indeed, a Russian
language version of the Holocaust exhibit
"The Courage to Remember," that was show-
ing in Miami at the time, was a centerpiece of
the celebration.
During that week, though reflected in a
smaller spotlight, the Judaci Studies Center
opened in that same Soviet city.
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The campaign to discredit
Israel on the nation's col-
lege campuses has escalated
since the start of the intifada.
It is an effort directed specific-
ally toward youth, with the
aim of driving a wedge
between America's future
leadership and the State of
Israel's detractors distort
the truth in a deliberate
attempt to influence young
Jews. They hope that they can
at least confuse them or per-
haps even persuade them to
abandon their support for
Anti-Israel activity on
campus takes several forms:
chants during Palestinian
rallies, "Stop Zionism Terror-
ism," advertisements appear-
ing in the campus press
"Soviet Union, South Africa,
Israel One yardstick for
human rights" and the
defacing of displays celebrat-
ing Israel's Independence Day.
For example, vandals at the
University of Kansas spray-
painted one exhibit with the
words, "Bigots, assassins,
murderers, thieves, criminals,
Palestinians are Israel's
Indians. ."
On some campuses, the
propaganda war has led to
violence. The sound of a bullet
smashing through the window
of a Hillel building still rever-
berates through that commun-
ity. Last month, a student on a
California campus was har-
rassed because of her pro-
Israel activism. After a cam-
For the first time in 72
years, a rabbinical seminary
sanctioned by the state has
allowed students of Judaica
to matriculate for the pur-
pose of encouraging religi-
ous education in that repub-
A three-year curriculum
nas attracted 80 students to
be taught, this first semes-
ter by a faculty comprised
of American and Israeli aca-
While the seminary is
funded by an American
group that supports the
Israeli founder, Rabbi Adin
Steinsaltz, the fact that the
Yeshiva opened, and was
officially allowed to do so in
the Soviet Union, is a land-
mark despite the absence of
Russian rubles.
Those American Jewish
agencies which support a
waiver of the Jackson-
Vanik amendment as
regards the most favored
nation status of
the U.S.S.R. will now have
one more discussion point in
their favor.
With the increase in num-
bers of Soviet Jews being
allowed to emigrate and the
relaxation of heretofore
religious restrictions now
noted in Russia, President
Mikhail Gorbachev may
merit the consideration of
increased encouragement.
Letter To The Editor
I look forward to the column
"Random Thoughts" by Mur-
iel Levitt.
I am a Bronx girl (or woman
at this point) who lived on
Rochanbeau Avenue and went
to P.S. 80 in the Bronx. Many
of my family lived on Kin^s-
bridge Road. I went to Walton
High School and graduated in
1940. I was confirmed at Tem-
ple Emanuel on the Concourse
and I was married at the Con-
course Plaza in 1944. Today
many of the friends I grew up
with in the Bronx now live in
Florida and I will send them
copies of your column.
Thank you for bringing back
such wonderful memories as
the Loews' Paradise and
Krums. Keep writing your
great column. 1 am one of your
most devoted fans.
pus event, students pushed the
coed, yelled anti-Semitic slo-
gans and followed her to her
car before leaving her alone
and frightened.
Such occurrences are taking
place with increasing fre-
quency. A study published by
the Anti-Defamation League
(ADL) recently stated that the
number of anti-Semitic and
anti-Israel incidents reported
on the college campuses has
increased from 14 in 1987 to at
least 54 in 1988. "College stu-
dents today have grown up in
an atmosphere of questions
and criticism of Israel," says
Rabbi Carol Glass, Hillel direc-
tor at American University.
"And they haven't had the
necessary education to re-
spond to the growing examina-
tion by the American public of
Israel and its activities."
Students who do not know
the facts are helpless to formu-
late effective questions for
anti-Israel speakers. Those
lacking a knowledge of history
are unable to write opinion
pieces for the campus press.
Those too frightened to speak
out cannot educate their peers.
But with the help of national
agencies such as the American
Israel Public Affairs Commit-
tee, ADL and the American
Zionist Youth Foundation, as
well as local campus Hillels,
students can learn to counter
anti-Israel propaganda effec-
tively. These organizations
help educate students and pro-
vide them with the tools they
need to get their message
Workshops on propaganda
response are taught at many
AIPAC-Hillel regional student
conferences. AIPAC regularly
mails fact sheets to student
leaders, and speakers from
national agencies are available
to address campus groups.
When armed with these re-
sources, students can counter
Israel's detractors and educate
the vast majority of students
who know little about Israel.
Recently, Edward Said, a
member of the Palestinian
National Council, spoke at the
University of California, San
I Kego. Said is one of a group w
effective propagandists who
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Friday, March 10, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Soviet Movement Preaches Hatred
New York, NY ... A growing Soviet movement known
as faymat is openly preaching hatred against Jews and
Zionists despite glasnost and with apparent support in
high-level official Soviet circles. The propoganda activities
ot this extreme, ultra-nationalist movement are described
in a report prepared and issued by the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith.
The publication, entitled Paymat: Hatred Under Glas-
nost, mc udes an introduction by former refusenik Natan
Sharansky, articles by Soviet affairs scholars, sample
Paymat literature and a list of anti-Semitic incidents in the
Soviet Union during 1988.
In a preface to the report, Burton S. Levinson, ADL's
national chairman, said that despite the far reaching
changes in Soviet life under Kremlin leader Gorbachev,
"the phenomenon of paymat suggests that the triumph of
liberation in the USSR is by no means assured." Paymat's
membership, he said, has been estimated in the thousands
and some of its activists and supporters include prominent
Soviet scholars and writers.
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Mondale To Be Mosaic Guest
Jeremiah Kieval
Jeremiah Zvi Kieval, son of
Joshua and Yvonne Kieval of
West Palm Beach, will be call-
ed to the Torah on Saturday,
March 11 at Temple Beth El.
Rabbi Alan Cohen, Rabbi
Philip Kieval (grandfather)
and Cantor Norman Brody will
Jeremiah attends the Jewish
Community Day School and is
in seventh grade. He is
involved with Kadima and
enjoys tennis and music.
He will be twinned with Oleg
Kerber of Moldavia, Russia,
who was denied his freedom to
be called to the Torah as a Bar
Harry Johnston To Receive
Israel Statesman's Award
Congressman Harry John-
ston II will be presented with
the Israel Statesman's Award
at the Greater Lake Worth
Jewish Community Israel
Bond Luncheon at the Poin-
ciana Country Club, 3536 Poin-
ciana Drive, Lake Worth, Sun-
day, March 12th, at noon.
Special guest, Jerome Glee-
kel, noted authority and ex-
pert on the Middle East, will
make the presentation.
Congressman Johnston,
freshman member of the 101st
United States Congress, has a
proven record of leadership
and legislative success. Com-
munity involvement is an
important part of Johnston's
commitment to public service.
He is a past president of the
United W? of Palm Beach
County, the Palm Beach
County Bar Association and
the Rotary Club of West Palm
Beach. He is also past chair-
man of the Children's Services
Tree-f or-Tree Campaign Conclusion
JERUSALEM (JTA) Members of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations planted
fresh pine saplings in the Jewish National Fund's IDF Forest on
Jerusalem's southern limits.
Moshe Rivlin, chairman of the JNF Board of Directors, told
the participants that JNF had already planted 2.3 million trees
out of the three million planned for this season.
He said that JNF plans to plant the remaining 700,000 trees by
the end of the month and thus finish the Tree-for-a-Tree
Campaign instituted after last summer's devastating arson
attacks on Israeli forests.
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Continued from Page 1
the only democracy in the Mid-
dle East.
Walter Mondale was
appointed Minnesota State
Attorney General in 1960. He
served in that position until
1964 when he filled U.S. Sen-
ator Hubert Humphrey's Sen-
Cong. Harry Johnston II
Council of Palm Beach County,
a special taxing district
created in 1986 to address
children's needs.
ate vacancy and was subse-
quently elected to two terms in
1966 and 1972.
Mr. Mondale was the 1984
Democratic Nominee for the
President of the United State.
Currently, he is a partner in a
Minneapolis law firm. He was
Distinguished University Fel-
low in Law and Public Affairs
at the Hubert H. Humphrey
Institute of Public Affairs, the
University of Minnesota. He
holds an Honorary Ph.D from
the Hebrew University and is a
graduate of the University of
Minnesota Law School.
PLO, a move deeply opposed
by Israel, may have been the
first time the American Jewish
community has taken a posi-
tion so fundamentally differ-
ent from the government of
Israel on a question that goes
to the heart of Israel's secur-
ity," stated Chernin in his
"There no longer seems to
be a monolithic American Jew-
ish community," said Dr. Hoff-
man. "Much sympathy has
emerged for the Palestinians
among both Americans and
Israelis," she continued. "We
are now seeing a desire for the
problem to be solved and I
believe that unless something
is done soon, continued strong
support for Israel from the
U.S. government could deter-
On the issue of Soviet Jewry,
Barbra Kaplan, explained,
"Nobody feels that Glasnost
will last forever. The day may
come when tighter restrictions
on Soviet Jews may again be
enforced. We must therefore
get as many people out of the
Soviet Union as quickly as
The delegates considered
several issues concerning
Soviet Jewry, including ways
to force more openings and
increased funds for refugees
coming to the United States
and the impact of Glasnost on
Soviet Jewry. Discussions
were also held on the problems
of housing and the homeless
and reproductive choice is-
sues. In addition, a drafted
NJCRAC position statement
on apartheid was debated.
The NJCRAC is the national
coordinating, planning and
advisory body for the field of
Jewish community relations.
Originally entitled the Na-
tional Community Relations
Advisory Council, it was
founded in 1944 during the
Continued from Page 3-------,
darkest days of World War II
In 1969, the word "Jewish"
was added to the organiza-
tions' name and for the first
time both national agencies
and local Jewish community
relations bodies were given
equal status thus creating an
arena for these groups to
exchange views and experi-
ence and forge consensus.
Over the past 45 years, mem-
bership has grown to 114 local
and 11 national constituent
Students Confront Propaganda
Continued from Page 4
frequently visit college cam-
puses. Their arguments are
sophisticated and require
sophisticated response.
Enlisting the help of profes-
sors, community leaders and
AIPAC, students at UCSD
prepared op-ed pieces for the
campus newspaper, offering
readers information about the
current situation in the Middle
East and Israel's hopes for
peace. Students who attended
Said's lecture were equipped
to ask questions that chal-
lenged his interpretation of
Middle East affairs. Later that
week, a student wrote a letter
to the editor listing the ques-
tions that Said failed to
address during his speech. The
cumulative impact of student
effort allowed the campus
community to hear Israel's
side of the debate.
When students like those at
UCSD work hard and organize
effectively to relay facts and
educate their community, the
message is clear. Then the
sounds that echo through uni-
versity halls become sounds of
reason and hope.
Rachel Weinberg
h'lirhil Weinberg is the Director of
AIPAC* n.lletje program.
Reprinted with permission from tke
Ntar Bast Report.
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longer need or use. The clothes hanging unworn for years in the closets,
the old bed frames leaning against the wall in the garage, and even the
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Friday, March 10, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
JNF Recruits Ex-Soldiers For Forestry Work
Helen Cohen, left, and
Eileen Talkov will be responsi-
ble for decorations and reser-
vations, respectively, for the
Fourth Annual Luncheon/
Fashion Show sponsored by
the Women's Auxiliary of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
"Over a third of our
expected 500 reservations
were in just a few weeks after
invitations were mailed, and
more are coming in daily,"
said Talkov.
This year's event, set for
Friday, March 24, at The
Breakers, will feature fashions
from The Gardens of the Palm
For information and reser-
vations, call the Center at 471-
Kesher 89: A Trip To Israel
For Young Returnees
The World Zionist Organiza-
tion has announced the forma-
tion of Kesher 89, a program
created specifically to meet the
needs of "Returnees," young
people who have participated
in Israel programs.
Scheduled to take place in
Jerusalem, June 1-8, partici-
pants will enjoy a week of
activities that include guided
tours, seminars, and meetings
with both leading Israeli fig-
ures and professional counter-
Participants will be offered a
diverse variety of programs
designed to meet their specific
interests. For example, those
interested in Israeli medicine
will receive special exposure to
that subject. Those interested
in law will experience first-
hand the Israeli legal system
via seminars, on-sight visits,
and meetings with lawyers and
judges. Other areas will in-
clude: aliyah, business in
Israel, defense, economics,
Israeli politics, US-Israel rela-
tions, and many others.
Kesher 89 was created in
response to the results of a
WZO survey circulated among
recent Israel program partici-
pants. Chaim Chessler, chair
of the program, said that "One
thing was abundantly clear
from the survey; over 99 per-
cent of those who have partici-
pated in Israel programs wish
to return to Israel again. We
think that this is the best way
to enable them to do so while
encouraging them to maintain
and deepen their involvement
with the country."
The total cost of Kesher 89,
which includes round-trip air-
fare, three meals a day and
seven days and nights at the
Hyatt Hotel in Jerusalem, is
$899. Subsidies are available.
Participants can remain in
Israel for up to three months,
at no additional airfare-
charge, either independently,
or as participants of one of the
variety of Israel summer pro-
grams. Space is limited and
will be allocated on a first-
come-first-serve basis.
For more information,
please call Alex Levy in Miami,
(305) 573-2556 or a toll free
number in New York, 1-800-
Israeli soldiers who have just
completed their military ser-
vice will soon have a novel way
of earning money to finance a
trip abroad, while still engag-
ing in active Zionism.
The Jewish National Fund
plans to employ demobilized
Jewish youth in temporary for-
estry work starting this sum-
Natan Sas, head of the
JNF's Central Region Fores-
try Department, told the Jew-
ish Telegraphic Agency re-
cently that the young ex-
soldiers will work mainly in
fire prevention clearing fire
breaks and spraying the edges
of wooded areas to deter the
growth of wild grasses that
help spread fires as well as
pruning trees and planting
According to Sas, "More and
more Jews are showing an
interest in forestry," whereas,
until recently, the JNF work
force was almost solidly Arab.
This year, many Jewish high
school seniors split their tradi-
tional week in the army be-
tween tasting military life and
working for the JNF in forests
surrounding the army base.
According to Sas, those
seven thousand to 10,000
"youth work days" may be a
drop in the ocean compared to
the total of about one million
school pupils in Israel. But he
does see the numbers as signi-
fying a "change in the image"
of the JNF.
JF&CS Update. .
Jewish Family and Children's Service, of West Palm
Beach, has signed a contract with the Partnership Group,
which will provide certain corporations services for
employees who are concerned about their elderly parents
living in South Florida. It is similar to an already existing
program at the agency.
JF&CS recently signed a $6,000 contract with the Wein
Memory Disorder Center of Mt. Sinai Medical Center in
Miami Beach, to identify Alzheimer's patients and families
who are appropriate for an epidemiological study of
Alzheimer's disease.
Recently, Florida Power & Light agreed to design,
publish, and distribute more than 10,000 copies of a
brochure detailing the agency's service to Alzheimer's
victims. The brochure will be available through FP&L's
public service vans and other public sources of information
throughout Palm Beach County.
For more information on these or other programs, please
call the Jewish Family & Children's Service, 684-1991.
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From Texts To Tours: High School
In Israel More Than Just Classes
Exodus Crew Member To
Address Bonds Breakfast
The most exciting and unfor-
gettable growth experi-
ence a student can have is
being offered to Palm Beach
County juniors and seniors.
It's an eight week study pro-
gram that gives American
high school students the oppor-
tunity to learn the history of
western civilization in one of
the most magnificent class-
rooms in all of the world the
land of Israel.
The Alexander Muss High
School in Israel is unlike ordi-
nary educational experiences.
It is a carefully planned aca-
demic and travel program that
is designed to help students
develop valuable new learning
skills and perspectives that
will help them throughout
their high school and college
It is also the only short-term
program in Israel that works
with public and private schools
in the United States. There are
five academic sessions each
year, four during the school
year and one during the sum-
mer, providing intensive learn-
ing experiences for 11th and
12th graders. The program,
conducted in English, works in
cooperation with the Ministry
of Education and the Depart-
ment of Education of Tel Aviv
The program is held on two
campuses: the Mosenson
Educational center at Hod
HaSharon and the Hadassim
near Netanya. Students spend
half their time on campus
learning Jewish history and
then venture out to visit sites
that pertain to the periods
they have just studied.
"Every student should have
the opportunity to go to Is-
rael," said Linda Cohen, Direc-
tor of Admissions of the High
School in Israel. "You know
what a great place it is when
you see kids returning with a
whole new enthusiasm for
Israel and being Jewish."
Linda Cohen
Establishing an intensive
level of study and learning and
building self esteem are two
primary objectives of the pro-
"When you're involved in
Jewish education," Mrs.
Cohen said, "you see how
much the students are missing
here. Experiencing Israel can
really solidify their Jewish
Mrs. Cohen has been an edu-
cator since she received her
BA in psychology and sociol-
ogy from York University in
Toronto, Canada. Originally
from Ottawa, she has been to
Israel many times and has
lived there twice for nine
months each time. A mother of
two, Mrs. Cohen has been run-
ning religious schools for at
least 12 years and is currently
.the principal of Temple Beth
El Religious School.
"For a high school student,
going to Israel is the best way
to combine so many essentials,
like learning, getting into col-
lege, receiving credits, form-
ing an identity, expanding
their world and meeting new
people," Mrs. Cohen
explained. "My job is to let
students know about the
opportunity to go to Israel and
then help them get there."
The sessions in Israel cor-
respond to a quarter-mark-
ing period of the school year.
The qualifications a student
needs to be enrolled in the
program are that he/she must
have finished the 10th grade
and maintained at least a "C"
average. After an initial inter-
est in the program, both par-
ent and student must meet
with Mrs. Cohen for a personal
interview, during which they
discuss what's involved in the
program and how to initiate
the enrollment process for the
The High School in Israel
program is a beneficiary
agency of the Jewish Federa-
tion receiving funds from the
annual United Jewish Appeal
Campaign. Israel Incentive
scholarships offered through
the Federation are available
for any student who is eligible
to participate in the HSI pro-
gram. Eligible students could
receive as much as $1200 to-
ward program tuition.
For more information on
the program, applications and
Israel Incentives, please call
Linda Cohen, Admissions Di-
rector, Alexander Muss H.S.
in Israel, Jewish Federation,
Murray Aronoff, American
Hero of Immigration to Israel
and a crew member of the
SS Exodus, will be the guest
speaker at an Israel Bonds
Breakfast, Sunday, March 12,
10 a.m. at Temple B'nai Jacob
of Palm Springs, 2177 S. Con-
gress Ave. The breakfast will
honor Lillian Dicker.
Aronoff was aboard the
SS Exodus when it was inter-
cepted at sea by armed British
naval vessels. The ship was
crammed with 4,500 men,
women and children, all dis-
placed Jews from Nazi
Wounded in the Exodus
action, Aronoff was sent to a
hospital in Palestine, and then
incarcerated aboard a British
ship that evacuated Exodus
refugees to France and then to
Germany. Aronoff also served
on the SS Galila, which left
Europe before the State of
Israel was established and
arrived in Haifa with the first
1,200 legal immigrants on
May 19, 1948. The tales of his
exciting experience as well as
detailed observations on the
State of Israel then and now
have proved inspiring and
informative to vast audiences
throughout the country.
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Friday, March 10, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Kosher Wines Go For The Gold
Purim, instead of drinking any
old wine, you might find your-
self getting a little tipsy on an
medal-winning kosher wine.
In what organizers said was
the first competition of its
kind, a group of noted wine
critics and professional wine
writers judged competing
kosher wines, as part of the
International Jewish Festival
'89 that took place here.
Using standards applied in
all international wine competi-
tions, the panel of 10 wine
experts including Alexis
Bespaloff, wine columnist for
New York Magazine, Harriet
Lembeck, director of Harriet
Lembeck's Wine & Spirit Pro-
gram, and Paul Zimmerman,
noted wine critic and writer
for Sports Illustrated maga-
zine awarded four kosher
wines the coveted gold medal.
The winners are Bartenura
Asti spumanti; David Lieb's
1984 Alsatian gewurztra-
miner; Hagafen 1987 cabernet
sauvignon; and Gamla 1986
cabernet sauvignon.
AH told, four gold, eight sil-
ver, and 14 bronze medals of
excellence were presented by
Stephen Anchin, chairman of
the event, to various kosher
wine distributors.
The actual wine tasting took
place before the festival, in the
upstairs of Manhattan's
Cheers restaurant.
Over 130 kosher wines were
sampled during the four-hour
competition, many from places
such as Italy, France and
Israel. The judges, evaluating
the wine on a 20-point system
used at the University of Cali-
fornia at Davis, considered
clarity, color, aroma, taste,
balance and overall quality.
Committee Co-chair Miriam
Morgenstern, who is director
of advertising at The Wine
Spectator, a consumer wine
publication, noted the signifi-
cance of the event. "This is the
first in the whole world .
never before was there a con-
test specifically for kosher
The International Jewish
Festival '89, which took place
Saturday night through Tues-
day, was again a victim of its
own success.
Over 40,000 people attended
the festival, with the multitude
of baby carriages making the
already crowded aisles almost
The fair featured over 200
exhibitors of arts, crafts, cat-
ering, gift and kosher food, as
well as Jeiwsh organizations.
NJCRAC To Participate In
Jerusalem Solidarity Conference
Israel Bonds Nine Percent Interest
of Israel variable rate issue
bonds are now paying 9 per-
cent interest, Ira Miller,
Greater New York chairman
of Israel Bonds, announced
this week.
The new rate will be paid
from Feb. 1 to July 31, 1989
and will apply to bonds pur-
chased through June 30. The
minimum initial investment is
Variable rate issue bonds are
available to individuals, banks,
insurance companies, profit-
sharing plans, IRAs, jointly
administered pensions and a
variety of other plans.
Miller noted that since they
were first sold on Nov. 1,1980,
they have become "one of the
most popular securities ever
offered by the Israel Bond
As of Jan. 31,1989, a total of
$852,703,500 has been in-
vested in VRI bonds, Miller
The National Jewish Commun-
ity Relations Advisory Council
accepted the invitation of the
Israeli government to partici-
pate in the Solidarity Confer-
ence scheduled to convene in
Jerusalem this month.
In a special meeting the
NJCRAC Israel Task Force
adopted a statement welcom-
ing "expressions by the con-
ference organizers that there
will be full opportunity to par-
ticipate in the planning of the
agenda of the conference and
in the preparation of the
declaration which will be pro-
posed for adoption there."' The
task force discussed the con-
ference with Mordechai Gur, a
Labor MK, who is co-chairing
the conference, and Ambassa-
dor Moshe Arad.
Arden E. Shenker, co-chair
of the Israel Task Force, and
recently elected Chair of the
NJCRAC, announced that
NJCRAC will convene a one-
day consultation in Jerusalem
in advance of the solidarity
conference for representatives
of NJCRAC national and com-
munity member agencies as
well as federations who will be
participating in the confer-
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High Ridge Holds Eventful Federation Day
High Ridge Country Club held its second annual "Federation Day," Friday, February 17, in
support of the 1989 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County/United Jewish Appeal Campaign.
The day-long celebration included a continental breakfast, 9-hole golf tournament, 18-hole
tournament, tennis competition, buffet luncheon, card games, raffles, a cocktail party and dinner,
at which awards were presented. (L-r) Richard Bornstein, Harold Wolfson, Bill Spitalny, Co-
Chairs, Seymour Sobel, Jesse Cohen, Chair, Jack Sussman, Co-Chair.
(L-r) Wanda Glassman, Fred Perlman, Jordan Glassman, Leo
Kaganov, Marilyn Perlman.
(L-r) Tim O'Neill, club pro. Seymour Sobel, club president. Bill
Weiss, club manager.
Standing (l-r) Al Metzker, Harold Wolfson. Sitting (l-r) Naomi Cohen, Terry Sobel, Ellen Kislak.
Seymour Sobel and Jesse Cohen
Jesse Cohen presenting the
Sam Mittleman trophy, at
right is Edna Mittleman.
Standing (l-r) Marty Rosen, Selma Rosen, Marine Half, Charlie Cole. Sitting (l-r) Adele Seton,
Stan Seton, Lucille Amster, Dan Amster, Bob Half, Gladys Cole.
(L-r) Ethel Malarasso, Philip Goos, Anita Friedman, Bill Spitalny, Judy Blumenfeld.
(L-r) Ann Weiss, Lotty Stein, Mort Weiss, Joe Stein.

Young Judaea Turns 80
Zionist Group Optimistic About Return To Tradition
Friday, March 10, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
NEW YORK The nation's
oldest Zionist youth movement
is celebrating its 80th anniver-
sary in 1989 with a renewed
sense of optimism about its
future, kindled, its leaders say,
by evidence of a return to the
traditions and values of com-
munal life among young Amer-
ican Jews in the critical years
of adolescence.
Young Judaea has begun to
reverse a declining growth
rate, its top volunteer leaders
state and is attracting a grow-
ing number of young Jews
whose attitudes and activism
contrast sharply with findings
reported in studies of the
American Jewish community
over the past two decades.
Carmela Efros Kalmanson,
National President of Hadas-
sah. which has been Young
Judaea's sole sponsor since
1965, attributes these develop-
ments to revitalization of
youth programs, a rise lim-
ited, but clearly discernible
in the number of youngsters
who possess a strong sense of
Jewish identity, a love of
Judaism and a commitment to
Jewish nationhood.
Gidon Isaacs, 16, a senior
honors student at Ardsley
High School in New York's
affluent Westchester County,
is in many ways typical of the
young people who are being
drawn to the philosophy and
mission of the Zionist move-
ment today.
The current Mazkir, or Pres-
ident, of Young Judaea, Gidon
is part of a family that, on the
surface, appears to be much
like any other contemporary
American Jewish family. His
mother, Naomi, and father,
David, are pursuing successful
careers in business, while
brother Gil and sister Tali
both older are in college.
Like many American youths,
Gidon is considering a career
in law or politics.
But a closer look reveals that
the Isaacs household is also
significantly different from the
besieged Jewish families that
are the stuff of sociological
studies that have led experts
to predict that the American
J( wish population will decline
by one-third over the next two
"Once 1 was exposed to
Young Judaea, my feelings
about what it means to be a
Jew and a Zionist were
changed forever," he contin-
ues. "For me, it was the
answer to that yearning for
something more that everyone
experiences at sometime or
another. The family connec-
tion is nice, but I found I had
really deep feelings for
Judaism, the Jewish commun-
ity and Israel that were all my
Hut his "yearning for some-
thing more" led him to go on a
ski trip with other Young
Judaeans that had a profound
Gidon Isaacs,
President of Young Judea.
effect on his life in the move-
ment. "I was complaining to a
friend that there was no
Young Judaea club in my
area," Gidon remembers. "Of
course, he had the obvious
answer 'Start one.' "
Over the next four years, as
Gidon rose through the ranks
to head the organization, he
also discovered the far-
reaching impact that Young
Judaea has on the attitudes of
its members toward their Jew-
ishness and the State of Israel.
Today, Young Judaea is
working to reach out and over-
come the indifference often
coupled with ignorance of
young Jews toward their his-
tory and heritage, Gidon says.
"So many of us are already
career-oriented, more con-
cerned about how things affect
us individually, rather than as
a community.
Asked about the gloomy pre-
dictions of many social scien-
tists for the future of the
American Jewish community
and world Jewry, Gidon
"It's predictions like that
that keep me going, keep me in-
volved and active. If we all
don't keep working, those pre-
dictions are going to come
true. But basically, I'm optim-
istic. I'm here because I
believe I can make a difference
to the future of Zionism and
Jewish life. After all, it's my
future, too."
American Jewish Community
On Line With New Computer
over synagogue socials and
singles weekends in the moun-
tains here comes Kesher, a
new online computer service
catering to the American Jew-
ish community.
Named after the Hebrew
word for "connection," the
new network will provide "a
new medium for communica-
tion within the Jewish com-
munity," according to Harry
Milkman, project manager and
former Middle East specialist
at the American Jewish Com-
mittee. "Kesher is like a daily
electronic newspaper."
Kesher will utilize the online
service "Aline," owned by
Newcom Link, the American
subsidiary of the Paris publish-
ing group Le Nouvel Obser-
Kesher's target audience is
the substantial segment of
Aline's constituency that is
Jewish, providing them with
[>ersonal ads and online dia-
ogue, as well as notification of
events, services and news of
interest of the Jewish com-
The network can be accessed
with a personal computer and
modem, departing from tradi-
tional introduction-oriented
computer dating services and
allowing the users to fend for
This particular feature
encourages spontaneity and
abandon, as a connection can
be severed at the push of a
button. Kesher can be
accessed via personal com-
puter and modem by dialing
540-kshr (540-5747) in the 212,
718, 516, and 914 area codes.
Aline boasts approximately
5,000 electronic mailboxes,
"addresses" set up by users to
receive messages 24 hours a
day. Most of them are New
Yorkers, ranging in age from
mid-20s to mid 40s. For more
information, call (212) 832-
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, March 10, 1989
Jewish Federation At The Falls Country Club

Members of the Falls Country Club in Lake Worth celebrated the
inaugural Jewish "Federation Day" Friday, February 2U.
President Ron Gold, Chairman Richard Sussman and the Board
of Governors extended their full support for the successful event, (L.r) j^i Ender, Dorothy Ender, Nikki Slotoroff, Jerry Slotoroff.
which included a continental breakfast, golf and tennis tourna-
ments, buffet luncheon, cocktail party and awards ceremony.
(L-r)Ron Gold and Richard Sussman.
Cliff Siegmeister and Selma Daniels.
(L-r) Denise Springer, Leonard Springer, Mindy Belsky, Alex Showe.
(L-r) Lynne Stolzer, Campaign Director, Irving Mazer, General Campaign (L-r) Sandra Goldberg, Phyllis Gelles, Co-Chair, Bob Burger, Diana Burger,
Chair, Lee Mazer, Richard Sussman
Dorothy Ender, Meryl Samuels, Joel Ender, Linda Reichenstein, Denise Springer
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Marvin Deckelboum, Elsie Deckelboum, Lois Sussman, Richard Sussman.
(L-r) Leonard Adell, Bernice Adell, Eileen Gold, Ron Gold, Meryl Samuels, David Cogan.

Friday, Maroh 10, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Senate: Perfect Score On Israel
Sometimes the best way to
evaluate the performance
of policy-makers is to see what
Israel's critics are saying
about them. The American
Israel Public Affairs Commit-
tee (AIPAC) has consistently
refrained from rating or
endorsing members of Con-
gress. The Washington Report
on Middle East Affairs, on the
other hand, has published a
scorecard on the Senate's vot-
ing record in the last Congress
on selected Middle East issues.
The Report is published by the
American Educational Trust, a
long-standing and vehement
critic of Israel.
What is striking about the
record is the unanimity of sup-
port for Israel. Allan Kellum,
the author of the article, iden-
tified three congressional let-
ters as a "litmus test" for
supporters of Israel: the Sep-
tember 1987 letter opposing a
proposed arms sale to Saudi
Arabia; the September 1988
letter urging Secretary of
State Shultz to deny Yasir
Arafat a visa to address the
U.N., and the November 1988
letter praising Shultz for deny-
ing Arafat a visa. A majority
of senators in each instance
signed the letters.
Kellum singled out two votes
for analysis: the first condemn-
ed Iraq's use of chemical weap-
ons, the second expressed the
sense of the Congress that the
Soviet Union should not be
allowed to participate in peace
talks until it re-established
relations with Israel; reaf-
firmed U.N. resolutions 181,
242, and 338; and substantially
increased the number of Soviet
Jews allowed to emigrate. The
votes on both measures were
unanimous (91-0 and 95-0
The one vote relating to
Israel that was not unanimous
was the foreign operations
appropriations bill that allot-
ted $3 billion in aid to Israel. In
that case, 76 senators voted in
favor. The 15 who voted
against could not be said to
oppose aid to Israel; rather,
they have been consistent
opponents of foreign aid in
The study has little utility
beyond showing that support
for Israel in the Senate was
consistent, bipartisan, and
unaffected by anti-Israel pro-
paganda. We did not need a
scorecard to know this, but it
was nice of the anti-Israel
lobby to document the
strength of Israel's support all
the same.
Reprinted with permission from the Near East Report.
Second Center to
Open in Leningrad
second Jewish cultural center
will be established in the
Soviet Union, following the
establishment of one in Mos-
cow, the World Jewish Con-
gress announced here.
Agreement on a Leningrad
center was reached after
extensive discussions between
WJC Vice President Isi Leib-
ler and Jewish cultural and
religious activists in that city,
according to WJC executive
director Elan Steinberg.
The project is in associa-
tion with Leningrad's central
Both cultural centers are
credited to the liberalized
Soviet policies toward the Jew-
ish community.
"In discussions with Soviet
officials in Moscow last year,
we were given assurances that
Jewish religious and cultural
centers could be established
throughout the Soviet Union
wherever a need could be de-
monstrated," Steinberg said.
He said that policy was con-
firmed to WJC President
Edgar Bronfman during meet-
ings in Moscow with Soviet
foreign Minister Eduard She-
vardnadze and other senior
Leibler, a leader of the
Australian Jewish community,
outlined commitments made
for the cultural center in
Leningrad by that city's chief
rabbi, Chaim Levitas, and Gre-
gory Grossman, president of
the central synagogue.
Levitas said the synagogue
would provide premises for the
center, which would be open to
all Jews. It will include a lend-
ing library, an audio-visual
center, courses in Hebrew and
Torah, and seminars and lec-
tures on Jewish literature and
Levitas agreed also to estab-
lish a yeshiva, which would be
headed by a rabbi invited from
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Women's Division
Pacesetter's Campaign Event
The Women's Division set the pace for its 1989 Campaign on February 22, at
the home of Mrs. Robert Eigen in Palm Beach. The Pacesetters' Petite
Luncheon," a $1200 minimum gift event in support of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County/United Jewish Appeal Campaign, featured guest
speaker Tanya Zieman, a former Refusenik who was recently released from
the Soviet Union. Attendees enjoyed informal modeling from Cloud 10, Mrs.
Eigen's children's store on Worth Avenue. Pictured here are (l-r) Sandra
Rosen, Co-Chair, Carol Greenbaum, WD President, Adele Simon, Co-Chair,
Joan Eigen, Hostess, Sheila Engelstein, WD Campaign Chair, Shirlee
Blonder, Sandra Goldberg, Co-Chairs, Tanya Zieman, Guest Speaker.
Sheila Engelstein presents the coveted Lion of Judah
pin to Charlotte G. Sherman.
Standing (l-r) Charlotte Finn, Charlotte G. Sherman, Alice Zipkin, Zelda Mason, Irene
Greenbaum, Sonia Koff. Sitting (l-r) Marion Axelrod, Anne Klein, Margie Berg,
Angela Lampert.
Standing (l-r) Eleanor Balgley, Lee Mazer. Sitting (l-r) Roberta Sussman,
Emma Robington, Harriet Marks, Lillian Kravitz.
(L-r) Sheryl Davidoff, Betsy Cohen, Leslie Adams-Blumenthal,
Ruth Sherwood.
Standing (l-r) Sylvux Goldberg Leah Berk, Mimi Cohen, Ruth Koppelman, Rhoda Weinstein.
Sitting (l-r) Jerry Freedman, Blanche Ginsburg, Vera Rosen, Rose Bernstein.

Friday, March 10, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
aba Settlement Ends Israeli-Egyptian Dispute
llnner Cabinet voted 9-1 to
(ratify an agreement ending
I Israel's seven-year-old dispute
| with Egypt over Taba.
The documents approved
were signed at Taba earlier in
the day by Israeli and Egyp-
tian representatives, and by a
U.S. official who served as
I witness.
The agreement deals with
the formalities of Israeli access
to the tiny beach enclave on
[ the Gulf of Aqaba after it
reverts to Egyptian sover-
eignty, as well as customs,
currency and other technical
Those items and the precise
location of the final border
marker were left open when
an international arbitration
panel awarded Taba to Egypt
in September 1988.
The issue went to binding
arbitration because Israel
retained its claim on Taba
after it evacuated all of Sinai
in 1982.
Also left to be settled by the
two parties was disposal of the
Israeli-owned Avia Sonesta
Hotel and the Rafi Nelson
Vacation Village, two popular
resorts that are Taba's only
tangible assets.
The technical talks at Taba
and the bargaining over the
resorts, which took place in
Cairo, were successfully con-
cluded last week.
The Egyptian Tourism Min-
istry will pay $37 million plus a
share of future profits to the
hotel owner, Eli Papushado.
He and his senior staff will
continue to manage and oper-
ate the five-star luxury resort
on a 20-year contract with the
The agreed price for the less
posh vacation village is about
$3 million, which goes to the
heirs of its founder, the late
Rafi Nelson.
Under the agreement,
Israeli visitors will need pass-
ports but no visas to enter
Taba. They will be able to use
shekels, the Israeli currency,
while staying there.
There will be no formal cus-
toms inspection at the border,
only "random checks of suspi-
cious persons."
The signatories to the agree-
ments were Reuven Merhav,
director general of the Israeli
Foreign Ministry, and Nabil
el-Arabi, legal adviser to the
Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
The United States was repre-
sented by Abraham Sofaer,
counselor to the State Depart-
Arabi called it "a happy
moment" and said the agree-
ment was "a credit to both
Merhav expressed hope that
it will become "a springboard
for strengthening mutual con-
fidence between us."
In Washington, the State
Department said that the reso-
lution of the Taba dispute
"proves again that negotia-
tions work and that when par-
ties of good will get together in
the Middle East and else-
where, solutions to the most
difficult problems can be
Sirhan Triggered By RFK Aid To Israel
Robert Kennedy's promise of
military aid to Israel was the
trigger that led to Sirhan Sir-
han's decision to kill the Demo-
cratic presidential hopeful,
who had just won the Califor-
nia primary election in June
Sirhan gave that explanation
in an interview with television
host David Frost on NBC's
"Inside Edition" recently.
The Jerusalem-born Pales-
tinian, who immigrated to the
United States as a child and is
now 44, is serving a life sent-
ence at the California Correc-
tional Facility at Soledad.
He will be eligible for parole
in May for the 13th time since
he began his sentence in 1969.
In the interview, the first
with Sirhan since he shot Ken-
nedy at the Ambassador Hotel
in Los Angeles more than 20
years ago, the Palestinian said
he hadn't planned the killing
because Robert Kennedy "was
my hero, my champion," who
stood up for the underdog.
Sirhan recalled hearing Ken-
nedy at a rally in Oregon
promise warplanes to Israel. It
was then that he targeted the
senator to die.
"To hear him say he was
going to send 50 Phantom jets
to Israel ... to deliver nothing
but death and destruction on
my countrymen, that seemed
like it was a betrayal," Sirhan
He said he was "immature"
at the time.
Study Shows Reform Jews
Connected To "Jewishness'
Beth David Scholar-In-Residence
WALTHAM, Mass. (JTA) -
A new study by a Brandeis
University professor seeks to
refute the stereotypical view
that Reform Jews represent a
dilution of Jewish commit-
The study, titled Suburban
Communities: The Jewishness
of American Reform Jews, was
written by Gerald Showstack,
an assistant professor at Bran-
deis' Hornstein Program in
Jewish Communal Services.
Reform Jews who do not
adhere to Orthodox restric-
tions on their lives were often
viewed as leading to a dilution
of Jewry in the next genera-
tion, Showstack says.
"There was a common mis-
conception that Jews who
chose Reform Judaism were
seeking a way out. Reform
Jews, however, see their
involvement as a way of stay-
ing in, a way of being con-
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spoke at an Adult Education breakfast on Sunday morning.
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973.
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, is an active place for all Seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and
activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach, 700
Spencer Drive; JCC in Boyn-
ton Beach, 501 N.E. 26th Ave-
nue; and JCC in Delray Beach,
16189 Carter Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is re-
quired but contributions are
requested. Reservations re-
quired. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-7700, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Department of Senior Ser-
vices 627-5765.
Friday, March 10 Sab-
bath Services Cantor Nor-
man Brody Former Opera
Singer Temple Beth El
Monday, March 13 Fred
Bauman, Bingo
Tuesday, March 14 Judge
Jack Levine "Senior View
of the Court"
Wednesday, March 15 -
Helen Gold Nutritionist
Thursday, March 16 Edie
Reiter "Medicare and your
Friday, March 17 Sab-
bath Services Mr. & Mrs.
Sidney Berger
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The Jew-
ish Community Center's Kosh-
er Home Delivered Meals Ser-
vice is just for you!!!
This is a most essential on-
going or short term service for
the homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
or West Palm Beach call Carol
at 689-7700. In Delray Beach,
call Nancy at 495-0806.
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter is providing transportation
for persons who wish to visit
loved ones in nursing homes,
hospitals or have to go to Day
Care Centers. Tickets are re-
quired for each one-way trip
and may be obtained from the
driver. Each one-way trip don-
ation is $1 and persons pur-
chasing blocks of ten will re-
ceive two free. Reservations
are required. Call Libby at
689-7700 between 9:30 and
1:30. For Century Village
clients only, for medical and
meal site transportation, call
division of senior services at
627-5765. All other clients
call 355-4740.
Adult Education Courses
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. Fees are
required for these classes
along with registration. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for infor-
**I Care About Me!!" -
Another dynamic series with
Dr. Louise Link of the Palm
Beach County Adult Educa-
tion, School Board. Registra-
tion is limited. Call Louise at
689-7700. Dates: March 7, 14,
21 and 28th at 10 a.m. at JCC
on Tuesday mornings. Fee: $2
for the 4 sessions.
"Do You Feel Misunder-
stood? Do you often feel
misunderstood and find your-
self "putting up with it,"
"shutting up about it," or
"giving up?" This course will
zero in on how people bury
their feelings and often say
"I've done so well. Why do I
feel so bad?" You will be
taught how to communicate
your feelings, learn to be bet-
ter listeners, and become com-
fortable with making your own
decisions. Pre-registration a-
must! Instructor: Faye Schec-
ter of P.B.C.C. Class already
in session. Call Louise at 689-
Quality Health Care &
Today's Medicine A 4 week
session with Gert Friedman,
PBCC Adult Education. Direc-
tions and choices available to
you in today's medical system.
These seminars are based dir-
ectly 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 Coordin-
ators are Pauline Cohen &
David Sandier. Presenters:
Leo Treem, David Sandier,
Pauline Cohen, Dori Dasher
and others.
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. Dir-
ector: 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.
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
"Kolrina" (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
Repertory Theatre. Meet at
Carteret Bank, Century Vil-
lage, W.P.B. at 1 p.m. Early
reservations 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 six 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
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.
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Friday, March 10 An invitation has been extended to
join Temple Beth El's Shabbat Group for Shabbat dinner.
For more information and to RSVP, call the Temple at
Saturday, March 11,9 p.m. An evening of dancing at
Jason's (4619 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). This is
a private club, just say you're with the JCC when you enter.
Cash bar and snack menu.
Sunday, March 12 Windsurfing lessons will be offered
by certified instructors on Florida's largest, cleanest fresh
water lake. It's easy, it's fun, it's for everyone. Cost: $20
per person. Time to be arranged with instructor.
Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m. Join the group at John
Prince Park (Just south of 6th Ave. south on Congress) for
an evening of miniature golf.
Sunday, March 12,1 p.m. Join the Culture Club at the
Norton Gallery (1451 So. Dixie Hwy., WPB) for an artful
afternoon. Cost: Donation of your choice.
Wednesday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. The Culture Club
will meet at a member's home to plan future activities. Join
us with your ideas and creativity. Refreshments available.
Cost: $2.00
Thursday, March 16, 5 p.m. Happy Hour at Bobby
Rubino's (In the Sheraton Hotel, Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.)
Cost: $1.00 for tip plus your own fare.
For more information call the JCC, 689-7700.
Bagels and Blocks With Pops
Four fun Sunday mornings filled with creative games and
activities for Dads and toddlers to do together: Parachute
play, ball games, block building projects, creative problem
solving activities and obstacle courses. Classes began
Sunday, March 5 for four weeks at Camp Shalom, 7875
Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach, for 12-18 months, 10-11
a.m. and 18-24 months, 11 a.m.-noon. The cost is $24.
Parents and Tots
A special treat for parent and child, ages six months to
two years. Classes meet once a week for an hour at the
Pre-school Central Campus (45th St. and Military Trail).
Actvities include the following: Parent and child working
together, one to one; group movement and music activities;
children explore their surroundings and new friends;
parents discuss issues pertaining to child-rearing; and
children explore and enjoy art and sensory experience.
Classes are for 6-12 month olds, 12-18 month olds, and
18-24 month olds and take place on different days and
times. The cost is $54-$63 for a nine-week session.
For more information call the JCC, 689-7700.
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 three
meals daily and entertain-
ment. 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 Elite
Newcorn at 689-7700.
Volunteers Needed: Tele-
phone receptionists. Grand-
mas and Grandpas wanted
pre-school classroom aides for
two to four year olds. Creativ-
ity 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 daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
Quality Health Care and
Today's Medicine A four
week session with Gert Fried-
man, PBCC Adult Education.
Directions and choices availa-
ble 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 10, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Cypress Lakes Leisure-
ville Chapter is sponsoring a
Bowling Party Sunday, March
19, 1:30 p.m. at Verdes Tropi-
cana off Belvedere Rd., West
Palm Beach. Bowlers, non-
bowlers are invited to attend.
Refreshments will be served.
Donations $7.50 and $3.75 per
person. For reservations and
more information call Ruth
Henrietta Szold Chapter
has scheduled its general mem-
bership meeting on Tuesday,
March 14 at Lakeside Village
Auditorium, Palm Springs.
Mrs. Esther Pickholz will
review "An Empire of Their
Own: How the Jews Invented
Hollywood" by Neal Gabler.
Everyone is welcome.
Shalom W. Palm Beach will
meet on Wed., March 15, noon,
at Congregation Anshei Sho-
lom, Century Village, W. Palm
Beach. Program: Tikvah Play-
ers will present a musical
review. Refreshments will be
served. All welcome.
The Chapter will participate
in Sabbath services to be held
on Friday, Mar. 17, 8:15 p.m.,
at Congregation Anshei Sho-
lom, Century Village, W. Palm
Beach. The community is cor-
dially invited to attend.
Shalom W. Palm Beach has
scheduled a four-day mini-
vacation, March 26-29, at Lido
Spa, three meals daily, mas-
sages and entertainment.
Gratuities and transportation
are included.
Yovel membership meeting
will take place March 16 at
noon at Congregation Anshei
Sholom. The Melodears will
perform. On March 17 the
Chapter will have Hadassah
Sabbath at 8 p.m. at Congre-
gation Anshei Sholom. The
public is invited.
The group will meet Sunday,
March 12, 1 p.m. in the com-
munity meeting room of Beach
Bank, Gun Club Road, West
Palm Beach. State Rep. Lois
Frankel will present a review
of the forthcoming Legislative
Session in Tallahassee. Wil-
liam Saulson wi 1 entertain.
Collation is served prior to the
commencement of the meet-
ing. All are welcome.
Royal Chapter of Royal
Palm Beach is planning a trip
from May 8 to May 11. High-
lights of the trip include Ken-
nedy Space Center, Tarpon
Springs, Busch Gardens and
the Dark Continent and the
Heritage Park and Museum.
Price is $295 per person, dou-
ble occupancy and additional
$50 for single occupancy. Lim-
ited seating on bus. Make your
reservations immediately.
Teenage Science Summit At Weizmann
A talent search is now
underway.for a unique "Teen-
age Science Summit."
Twenty Americans who will
be selected for a month-long
program will join another 55
students from around the
world in the Weizmann Insti-
tute of Science's 21st Annual
Bessie F. Lawrence Inter-
national Summer Science
Institute in Rehovot, Israel,
July 20 through August 13.
The program will allow
students to work closely with
Weizmann scientists, re-
searchers and engineers in lab-
oratories and lecture halls,
using state-of-the-art equip-
ment and joining in science
expeditions to field stations in
the Negev Desert.
Last year, two students
from Miami, Gregory Galperin
and Jay Jacobs, and a third
from Jacksonville, Willette
Schaefer, were selected to par-
ticipate. Each called it "a won-
derful and unique learning
experience, both educational
and enjoyable."
Activities are not confined to
classrooms and books. Social
programs include concerts,
campfire discussions, movies
and folk-dancing. Also includ-
ed are tours to Jerusalem,
Masada, the Dead Sea, and
other historic landmarks in
Israel. Participants are housed
in reed huts and bungalows
located on the sprawling 250-
acre Weizmann Institute cam-
The Weizmann Institute of
Science, now in its 54th year,
ranks among the foremost sci-
ence research centers in the
world. Situated in the small
' south of Tel Aviv and 35 miles
west of Jerusalem, it forms a
community of 2,000 scientists,
technicians and engineers cur-
rently engaged in more than
800 research projects ranging
from basic medicine to com-
puter science and solar
For additional information
and applications pertaining to
the Summer Science Institute,
students may contact Mar-
garet Fuse, Summer Science
Coordinator, at the American
Committee for the Weizmann
Institute of Science, 515 Park
Avenue, New York, N.Y.
10022, or by telephoning (212)
752-1300. Deadline for submit-
ting applications is March 15,
'End Injustice'
Declares NJCRAC Leader
The American Jewish com-
munity should resume the
major role it once had in seek-
ing to end injustice and in-
equality in the United States,
the chairman of the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council said re-
"If we do not involve our-
selves in the full range of
American life, is it likely that
other Americans will care
about what is important to
us?" Michael Pelavin asked.
"If we do not fight against
the injustices affecting others,
will they fight the injustices
affecting us?"
Pelavin, who is ending a
three-year term as chairman of
the umbrella group, spoke at a
luncheon during NJCRAC's
annual meeting, held this year
at the Washington Hilton.
The more than 500 delegates
attending the four-day plenum
elected Arden Shenker of
Portland, Ore., as Pelavin's
At the opening session,
Albert Chernin announced
that he will retire as
NJCRAC's executive vice
chairman in July 1990, after 15
years in the post and 35 years
after he began his career as
executive of the Indianapolis
Jewish Community Relations
After he steps down, he will
serve as executive vice chair-
man emeritus.
Pelavin, a lawyer from Flint,
Mich., stressed that Jewish
communities cannot separate
particular Jewish concerns
from the general domestic
problems. "If we want plural-
ism in our society, then we
cannot be singular in our con-
cerns," he said.
"Separation of church and
state is a justice and a Jewish
issue," he said.
He said so are civil rights,
persecution of blacks in South
Africa and "the rights of child-
ren, the needs of the elderly,
the survival of our cities and
While American Jews for
the most part are successful,
"the Jewish community itself
is not immune from serious
domestic problems," Pelavin
"Jews are threatened with
falling through gaping holes in
the 'safety net, he said.
"The city of Chicago has iden-
tified 36,000 Jews as 'econom-
ically vulnerable.'
"Philadelphia's population
study found over 1,000 Jewish
households receiving some
form or another of public assis-
In his address, Chernin said
there is need for a new consen-
Friday, March 10 Free Sons of Israel, board, 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 11 Federation, Leadership Develop-
ment Program, 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 12 National Council of Jewish Women
Flagler Evening, Washington Institute through 3/16
Congregation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, Mini Lunch/
Card Party, 10:30 a.m. Federation, Community
$1,200 Dinner/Dance At The Breakers Israel
Bonds/Temple B'nai Jacob Breakfast, 10 a.m. Israel
Bonds, Greater Lake Worth community at Poinciana
Country Club, noon
Monday, March 13 Women's American ORT Foun-
tains, board, 9:30 a.m. Women's American ORT
Palm Beach, board, 9:30 a.m. Federation, Super
Sunday Committee, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14 Federation, Chaplain Aides Meet-
ing, 2 p.m. Federation, Leadership Development
Committee, 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Henrietta Szold,
board, 1 p.m. Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood, 8 p.m.
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village, 10 a.m.
American Jewish Congress, board, 1 p.m. Temple
Beth El, Study Group, noon Women's American
ORT West Palm Beach, 12:30 p.m. Na'amat USA
Theodore Herzl, board, 10 a.m. B'nai B'rith -
Century, 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth Zion, Executive
Board, 8 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Masada,
board, 6:45 p.m. Hadassah Lee Vassil, board
Federation, "Trip To Israel" Leadership Commit-
tee Meeting at the Royce Hotel, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15 B'nai B'rith #3016, 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Shalom, 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Olam, board, 10 a.m. Na'amat USA
Palm Beach Council, 12:30 p.m. Federation,
Women's Division, Open Board Meeting, at the
Airport Hilton, 9:30 a.m. Federation, Human
Resource Development Outreach Subcommittee,
5:30 p.m. Federation, Training Session for Bene-
ficiary Board Members, 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 16 Hadassah, Z'Hava, 1 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Palm Beach Council, board, 12:30 p.m.
Federation, Israel Task Force, noon #nb Federa-
tion Leadership Development Sub-Committee
Placement, 7:30 p.m. Jewish Federation, French-
men's Creek Cocktail Reception, at a private home,
6 p.m.
For more information contact the Jewish Federation,
Sunday, March 12, 1989
MOSAIC 11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5, with host
Barbara Gordon Green. Interview with former Vice Presi-
dent Walter Mondale.
L'CHAYIM 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM with host
Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish Listener's Digest, a
radio magazine.
PAGE ONE 8 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM A weekly review
of news and issues pertinent to the Jewish community.
SHALOM 9 a.m. WFLX Channel 29, with Host
Richard Peritz. Interviews with local and national figures
focusing on Jewish issues.
THE RABBI LEON FINK SHOW 2 p.m. 5 p.m. -
WPBR AM, with host Rabbi Leon Fink. A Jewish talk
show that features weekly guests and call-in discussions.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
sus in support of Israel,
because of issues that have
divided the Jewish community
over the last year.
He listed them as the
attempt to adopt the "Who Is
a Jew" amendment to the Law
of Return in Israel, whether
Soviet Jews should be required
to go to Israel, and the Middle
East peace process.
He warned that these
"issues can divide us from
Israel and from each other"
unless care is taken in deciding
how to respond to them.
"If we are agreed that the
American Jewish community
could make a difference and
that in itself is a big judgment
then with care and sensi-
tivity, perhaps, just maybe, we
should seek to shape a consen-
sus even on questions as highly
controversial as the future of
the West Bank," Chernin said.

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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 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. Beck.
TEMPLE EMANUEL. 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Leonid Feldman. Cantor David
Feuer. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily
8:15 a.m.
TEMPLE TOR AH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing address: 9851D Mili-
tary Trail, Box 360091, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 736-7687.
Cantor Alex Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, 108-3, 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
Synagogue News
In honor of the Girl Scout
Birthday, Friday evening,
March 10, is Girl Scout Sab-
bath. Temple is the synagogue
to attend at 7:45 p.m. All
faiths are welcome. Refresh-
ments will be served. Wear
your uniform if you have one
and plan to group outside in
the parking lot at 7:30 p.m.
Ken Huntman, recently
appointed youth director at
Temple, is pleased to announce
that a car wash session has
been scheduled by Kadima on
the synagogue grounds on
Sunday morning, March 14, at
8:30 a.m. to noon. A fee of $5
will include an exterior car
wash, one bagel and a cup of
In addition to Kadima, which
is open to junior high school
students, Temple is in the pro-
cess of forming a United Syna-
gogue Youth group for high
school students.
For further information con-
cerning the car wash, or Tem-
ple youth activities, call the
Temple office.
Temple is proud to announce
the Adult Education Series
finale, featuring Dr. Jonathan
Woocher. Dr. Woocher is the
ADELSON, Dr. Edward R.. of West
Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinstein
Guaranteed Security Plan Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
BENOVITZ, Esther, 76, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Fun-
eral Chapel, West Palm Beach.
BLAKE, Gladys, 80, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens & Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
BOOKAY, Louis, 79, of Royal Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
FINK, Dr. George Irving, 77, of Lake
Worth. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
FISCHER, Bess R., 88, of Lake
Worth. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
HALPERN, Harold, 74, of Lake
Worth. Levitt-Weinstein. Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel. West
Palm Beach. Funeral in Jamesville.
HELLINGER, Edith, 80, of Lake
Worth. Beth Israel Memorial
Chapel, Del ray Beach.
HIRSCH, Estelle, 73, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Fun-
eral Chapel.
KLEINBERG. Bertha, 84, of West
Palm Beach. Menorah Gardens &
Funeral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
Funeral in Brooklyn, N.Y.
LANE, Fred. S., 87, of Palm Beach.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
LEVY, Sylvia, 79, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach. Funeral in Brooklyn.
POLLACK, Louis, 71, of West Palm
Beach. Services in New York. Lev-
itt-Weinstein, West Palm Beach.
RHODE, Rose, 69, of West Palm
Beach. Services in Philadelphia.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
SYLVAN. Harold, 73. of Palm Beach.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home
West Palm Beach.
TAMARKIN. Dr. Saul. 86. of Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein, West
Palm Beach.
I'KI.IST. Ruth. 71. of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
WILKER. Philip, 76. of West Palm
Beach. Levitt Weinstein, W. si
Palm Beach.
Executive Vice-President of
the Jewish Education Service
of North America (JESNA)
and will be guest speaker at
the Friday evening services,
March 17, at 8 p.m.
Dr. Woocher is an educator,
author and editor. He has been
deeply involved in Jewish com-
munal activities and education
as a program planner and
developer, consultant, scholar-
in-residence and lecturer. He
has chosen for his topic,
"Mountain High, Valley Low:
The State of Jewish Education
The public is invited to
attend services. For further
information contact the Tem-
ple office.
On Friday evening March
10, at 8 p.m. Temple Shabbat
service will be conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro. His
sermon will be: "The Pollards
Revisited." Wendy Greenberg
and Larry Sharp will be called
to the bimah in honor of their
upcoming wedding. Ernie
Tumoszwicz will chant the kid-
dush in honor of his upcoming
Bar Mitzvah on Saturday
On Saturday morning,
March 11, 10:30 a.m. Ernie
Tumoszwicz, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ronald Tumoszwicz will
celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. He
will be twinned with Yuri Yur-
iev of Moscow. Everyone is
Flo Kaufman, Renee Lo-
mars, and Barbara Schwartz
will become B'not Mitzvah
during Sabbath services at
Temple, March 10, at 8 p.m.
They will conduct services
with Rabbi Joel Levine and
Cantor Anne Newman.
As adult Bat Mitzvah cand-
idates, Flo Kaufman, Re-
nee Lomans and Barbara
Schwartz have studied inten-
sively with Yetta Kailes. Yetta
Kailes has volunteered to
teach the adult Bat Mitzvah
class. All three students are
active members of the congre-
gation. They regularly attend
Sabbath Services and partici-
pate in Temple's numerous
educational and social pro-
They will become the first
group Adult B'not Mitzvah in
the Temple's new synagogue.
For more information about
the Temple's Adult Education
program and Havurot, call the
Sisterhood invites you to a
Card and Game Luncheon on
March 14, noon, at the temple,
$7 donation.
Candle lighting Time
March 10 6:09 p.m.
March 17 6:12 p.m.
Synopsis Of The Weekly
Torah Portion
"Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the
glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle"
(Exod. 40.34).
PEKUDE "These are the accounts of the
Tabernacle, even the Tabernacle of the testimony,
as they were rendered according to the command-
ment of Moses, through the service of the Levites,
by the hand of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the
priest" (Exodus 38.21). "All the gold that was used
for the work was twenty and nine talents, and
seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel
of the sanctuary. And the silver of them that were numbered of
the congregation was a hundred talents, and a thousand seven
hundred and three-score and fifteen shekels" (Exodus 38.24-25).
"And of the blue, and of purple, and scarlet, they made plaited
garments, for ministering in the holy place" (Exodus 39.1).
With the conclusion of the Tabernacle, Moses blessed the
children of Israel.
On the first day of the first month in the second year since the
departure of the children of Israel from Egypt the Tabernacle
was set up. A cloud covered it and the glory of God filled the
Tabernacle. When the cloud rose, the children of Israel continued
on their journey through the desert toward the Promised Land.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Woilman-Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 45 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036 (212) 246-6911)
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Israelis Oppose PLO Talks
Ever since the results of a
Dahaf Institute poll pub-
lished in December were
released, people have
repeated, inaccurately, that
Israeli public opinion toward
the PLO has shifted dramati-
cally in response to Yasir Ara-
fat's statements. Nearly every
discussion of the Middle East
now cites the finding that 54
percent of the public supports
negotiations with the PLO.
But people using this statistic
have failed to take notice of
the additional fact that those
willing to talk to the PLO have
added the condition that the
PLO keep its promise to stop
terrorism in the territories.
The Institute has just
released a new poll that shows
little change in opinion: 53
percent are willing to talk to
the PLO if this condition is
met. Of these, 38 percent
believe the PLO has not yet
honored its promise and 15
percent think it has and that
negotiations should begin at
once. Forty-two percent (down
from 44 percent) oppose nego-
tiating with the PLO under
any conditions.
Another new poll, published
in the Jerusalem. Post, found
that 77 percent of Israelis
oppose the creation of a Pales-
tinian state. This stems from
the belief of 78 percent of
Israelis that such a state
"would endanger the secur-
ity" of Israel. In this poll,
conducted by the Israel Insti-
tute of. Applied Social
Research, only 30 percent said
thev supported negotiations
with the PLO. The poll also
indicated that Arafat cannot
win over the Israelis with
words: 89 percent said they do
not believe Arafat is really
interested in peace.
The opposition to a dialogue
with the PLO should not be
misconstrued; it does not mean
an unwillingness to compro-
mise. Nearly two-thirds of the
respondents said they would
be willing to concede at least
"a small part" of the territor-
ies. Only 17 percent, however,
are prepared to give up "all"
Ten Reasons To Support Israel Aid
In a recent speech on Capitol Hill, Thomas Dine, executive
director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee,
outlined 10 reasons for supporting U.S. military and
economic assistance to Israel.
1. Aid to Israel is important to Israel's survival as a free
and independent ally.
2. Aid to Israel is essential for sustaining the Middle East
peace process. It allows Israel to take economic and
strategic risks and represents America's ongoing invest-
ment in peace.
3. Aid to Israel allows Israel to promote American in-
terests by deterring Soviet-backed radicalism in the Middle
East; combatting international terrorism; enhancing U.S.
deterrent strength through strategic cooperation; and
improving America's intelligence capability.
4. Aid to Israel is one of the least expensive and most
cost-effective expenditures the United States disburses for
national security.
5. Aid to Israel represents less than one percent of the
U.S. defense budget and less than three percent of U.S.
expenditures on NATO's defense of Europe.
6. Aid to Israel is spent mostly in the United States and,
according to the former director of the Agency for
International Development, generates 60,000 jobs for
every billion dollars of assistance.
7. Aid to Israel equals the amount Israel must repay each
year to service its debt to the United States.
8. Aid to Israel has declined in real terms over the last 11
years and now is less than one-third of the 1976 level.
9. Aid to Israel prevents any further erosion in Israel's
narrowing margin of security, particularly in light of the
volume of weapons flooding into the arsenals of Israel's
10. Aid to Israel bought Israel time to implement
the necessary structural changes in its economy during the
recent period of economic austerity.
Reprinted with permission of the Near East Report.
or "most" of the West Bank
and Gaza.
The Israel Institute poll also
revealed some confusion about
the U.S. position. Fifty-five
percent think the U.S. favors
the creation of a Palestinian
state. American policy has
consistently opposed this, how-
ever, and Vice President Dan
Quayle reiterated the adminis-
tration's view in his speech to
the Anti-Defamation League.
The new poll also shows that
Arafat's belief that Israel can
be pressured by the United
States to give up the territor-
ies is unfounded. As has been
the case since 1978, 73 percent
said Israel should not give in to
U.S. pressure to withdraw to
modified 1967 boundaries.
No amount of semantic gym-
nastics will make Yasir Ara-
fat's PLO an acceptable part-
ner to Israelis. Palestinians
living in the territories rather
than globe-trotting PLO offi-
cials will have to be the ones to
negotiate and they can con-
vince Israelis of their sincerity
only by stopping the violence.
It is meaningless for Arafat to
renounce terrorism in Geneva
while his organization carries
out attacks against civilians in
Israel under the guise of
Palestinians may believe
they have achieved a great
victory by obtaining a favora-
ble response from the interna-
tional community to PLO
statements. Having interna-
tional opinion on their side is
useful only if they are content
with the status quo. If they
want peace, the only opinions
that matter are those of the
Americans Remain
According to a January
Media General/Associated
Press poll, 74 percent of Amer-
icans believe the PLO says it
has given up terrorism "for
political advantage." Only six
percent believe the PLO really
has abandoned terror. The poll
indicates that the public sup-
ports the U.S. dialogue with
the PLO and thinks Israel
should negotiate with the
organization. However, two-
thirds oppose any U.S. sanc-
tions to force Israel to negoti-
ate with the PLO. Most Ameri-
cans, 63 percent, think some
other group such as a dele-
gation of Palestinians and Jor-
danians could represent the
Palestinians in negotiations.
Only 11 percent see the PLO
as the only representative of
the Palestinians.
American are almost evenly
split between those who
believe a Palestinian state
could co-exist with Israel (36
percent) and those who think
the PLO wants to destroy
Israel (33 percent). By more
than two-to-one, the public
opposes U.S. recognition of
the Palestinian state declared
by the PLO in Algiers last
Less than half those polled
believe Israel should allow the
creation of a Palestinian state
even if the PLO recognizes
Israel's right to exist. Also,
despite American opposition
to settlements, 62 percent do
not believe Israeli settlers
should be required to leave the
Reprinted with permission from the
Near East Report.
Palestine Certificate Holders
Icko Yezernicki aka
Yitzhak Shamir
Names and addresses of
people, permitted by British
mandate authorities to enter
then-Palestine during the
1930s for studies at the
Hebrew University of Jeru-
salem, are being sought.
A world gathering of holders
of such certificates of entry
will be held June 20 at the
Hebrew University campus on
Mount Scopus. Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir will be guest
of honor at the gathering,
which is being sponsored by
the Israel Friends of the
Hebrew University.
Shamir, known at that time
by his Polish name, Icko
Yezernicki, is one of the more
than 2,000 people who
received such certificates of
entry. Many of them were
saved from the Holocaust and
lived to become prominent
figures in Israel today.
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