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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BtACH
COUNTY
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VOLUME 12 NUMBER 20
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JUNE 6,1986
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Thatcher's Visit Discloses
Common Interests And Differing Opinions
JERUSALEM (WNS) -
Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher's three-day visit to
Israel was marked by genuine
friendship and an acknowledg-
ed commonality of interests
between Britain and Israel in
many areas. But it also
underlined sharp differences
of opinion with respect to
Israel's occupation of the West
Bank and Gaza Strip and ways
to resolve the Palestinian
issue.
The visit, the first to Israel
by an incumbent British Prime
Minister, ended May 27 with
all the pomp and circumstance
befitting such an occasion. It
reflected not only the demands
of protocol but a feeling on
both sides that, all-in-all, the
visit was successful and that
Thatcher and Premier Shimon
Peres had achieved a personal
rapport.
Thatcher, known as the
"Iron Lady" for her uncom-
promising conservative posi-
tion in international affairs,
elicited a more positive
response from Israel doves
than from its hawks in her
comments on regional political
matters.
When she said that most of
her Israeli interlocutors had
agreed with her that the con-
tinued military occupation of
Arab populated territories was
not in Israel's own interests,
she mentioned Peres, Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin and
Abba Eban. She pointedly
omitted Foreign Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir, the leader of
Likud, who will replace Peres
as Premier when the rotation
of power agreement goes into
effect next October.
Thatcher conceded there
was no "clear or agreed route"
toward a peace settlement in
the Middle East but there
were "some ideas," and Bri-
tain, she said, is anxious to
help. She saw eye-to-eye with
the Israelis in her unqualified
opposition to the PLO and
made clear that her govern-
ment would have nothing to do
with the PLO until it re-
nounces terrorism.
The Israeli leaders were
fulsome in their praise of That-
cher's forceful stand against
international terrorism. But
when the British leader urged
Peres and Rabin to move
toward free elections in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip as a
way to evolve a responsible,
authentic Palestinian leader-
ship, she found her hosts
sharply skeptical.
Rabin reportedly rejected
the idea on the spot, noting
that in the entire Arab world
there was not a single elected
Arab mayor. The Defense Min-
siter went on to fault the Euro-
pean countries for "talking so
not a substitute" for a political
settlement. Her message was,
"we must keep trying." Bri-
tain in fact may become more
actively engaged in the Middle
East when it assumes the
rotating chairmanship of the
European Economic Com-
munity (EEC) Council of
much" but "doing so little* to S'!. V^ uf
personal efforts to bring about
an Israeli-Jordanian-
*-" f uiiuiviV 1ITU1K DMUIUCUVIO
in the adminsitered territories.
Prime Minister Thatcher
Thatcher insisted, at a press
conference May 27, that
material improvements for the
Palestinians in the territories
could only be "a supplement,
Palestinian dialogue when she
hosts King Hussein of Jordan
Continued on Pajje 6
Justice Ministry Report
Implicates Waldheim
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The Justice Ministry said
recently it had ample evidence
to implicate Kurt Waldheim in
Nazi atrocities in the Balkans
during World War II. It is con-
tained in an interim report
submitted to Justice Minister
Yitzhak Modai by a special
committee investigating
charges against the Austrian
Presidential candidate.
The report coincided with
publication of an interview
with Waldheim in Yediot
Achronot which quoted him as
saying he would like to visit
Israel and talk to its people.
Waldheim also told the Israeli
newspaper, "If I am elected
President I hereby pledge to
do everything I can for our
Jewish citizens so that they
can live in security, equality
and tranquility. We will not
permit anti-Semitism."
Reagan Administration Working
To Save Saudi Arms Sale
Request For Stingers Withdrawn
mass deportation of Greek
Jews when he served as an in-
telligence officer in the
Wehrmacht, and that the in-
telligence he passed on to his
superiors helped advance
those atrocities.
Modai commented on Voice
of Israel Radio that the
evidence indicates Waldheim
was at least an "accessory" if
not personally involved. The
committee, continuing its in-
vestigations, had traced
several witnesses but has yet
to question them. It is sear-
ching for evidence that in some
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
President Reagan and Ad-
ministration officials have
been working to line up
enough Senators to save the
Administration's proposed
missile sale to Saudi Arabia.
The Administration was hop-
ing that Saudi Arabia's agree-
ment to drop the Stinger
shoulder-fired ground-to-air
missiles from the arms
package would give it the 34
votes needed in the Senate to
sustain Reagan's veto of the
Congressional resolution rejec-
ting the sals to- Saudi Arabia.
The President vetoed the
Inside
Midrasha Graduation...
page 3
Update/Opinion By Toby
Wilk... page 6
Holocaust Remembered by
Local Artist... page 10
Community Yom Haatz-
maut Celebration...page 14
Federation Offices Closed
June13forShavuoth.
resolution of disapproval
which had passed in the Senate
by a 73-22 vote and in the
House by a 356-62 vote.
The announcement of the
President's veto indicated that
he may have convinced enough
Senators originally opposed to
the sale to change their votes
and sustain the veto.
The decision to withdraw the
request for the portable
Stingers was announced at the
White House personally by
Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the
Saudi Ambassador, after a
meeting with Secretary of
State George Shultz. The in-
clusion of the 800 Stinger
missiles and 200 launchers was
the most controversial part of
the $354 million arms package
for Saudi Arabia.
Members of the House and
Senate voiced fears that the
portable weapon could fall into
the hands of terrorists. The
package still contains 1,666
air-to-air Sidewinder missiles
and 100 air-to-sea Harpoon
missiles, at a total cost of
about $250 million.
Shortly after Bandar made
his announcement, Reagan
t Waldheim went on to say,
"The truth is that Austria is no
more anti-Semitic than other
countries. I have met
thousands of people during my instances Waldheim may have
(election) campaign and have been personally involved in
not come across any war crimes,
manifestations of anti-
Semitism." in the Yediot Achronot inter-
The report to Justice ^ew' WaWneim suggested
zrzu^t^^. ^"fes.-ss tt^raaMfc
tions that Waldheim was fully
aware of atrocities against
Yugoslav partisans and the
Neither the President nor
others who spoke, including
Continued on Page 7
~~ ij OgBUUt IIIIII,
led by the World Jewish Con-
gress, stemmed from the fact
that he was perceived as
Continued on Page 15
Declining Jewish Birthrate
In Israel. Diaspora Causing Concern
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) A Hebrew University scholar's report to the
Cabinet last month on the declining birthrate among Jews in Israel and the
diaspora was acknowledged by the ministers to be a matter of serious concern
and drew various proposals on how to reverse the trend.
Premier Shimon Peres urged every Jewish family to have at least four
children. He spoke after Prof. Roberto Bacchi, head of the Hebrew University's
Statistics Department, told the Cabinet that over the past decade the number of
Jewish births in Israel has averaged about 50,000 a year compared to an average
60,000 a year non-Jewish births.
He said that while the disparity was more or less offset by the positive
balance between Jewish immigration and emigration and a higher non-Jewish
mortality rate, the demographic gap between Jews and non-Jews in Israel and
the administered territories was widening.
Gad Yaacobi, the Minister for Economic Planning, noted that these figures
meant that by the year 2000, the non-Jewish population in Israel and the ter-
ritories would comprise 43 percent of the total population.
Bacchi cited the high number of unmarried men and women in their twenties
or thirties, the ages of greatest fertility. He proposed that the goverment in-
troduce regulations that would make it easier for young women to work and
Continued on Page 7
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, June 6, 1986
Women's Division
End-of-the-Year
Celebration
On Thursday, May 22, the board members and campaign leader-
ship of the Women's Division of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County met at the home of Carol Greenbaum to recap the
year's successes and look forward to future accomplishments.
During this end-ofthe-year celebration, which was chaired by
Women's Division Administrative Vice-President Zelda Pin-
court, Jeffrey L. Klein, Executive Director of the Jewish Federa-
tion, praised the Women's Division for being a very committed,
highly organized group. Women's Division President Mollie Fit-
terman defined one of the group's goals as "building a better
Jewish world and giving Jewish women the opportunity to pursue
excellence." Campaign Vice-President Carol Greenbaum
reported that the Women's Division this year has so far raised
over $1,900,000 from approximately S.500 gifts. This represents a
2Jrpercent increase over last year and approximately 25 percent
of the total monies raised by the entire Federation campaign.
The American Cantor
From Quasi-Rabbi To Musician-Educator
Women's Division leaders honored for their outstanding
dedication and effort were (seated) Jerry Freedman, Land of
the Presidents chairwoman; Ruth Wilensky, Land of the
Presidents chairwoman; Leah Fox, member at large of the
Campaign Cabinet; Marilyn Lampart, Associate Campaign
chairwoman; and Esther Gruber, member-at-large of the
Campaign Cabinet. (Standing) Carol Greenbaum, Campaign
Vice-President; Sheila Engelstein, Lion of Judah chair-
woman; Leslie Adams, Business and Professional Campaign
co-chairwoman; Hon. Melanie Jacobson, Business and Pro-
fessional Campaign chairwoman; Dorothy Greenbaum,
KTubat chairwoman; Angela Gallicchio, Super Sunday
chairwoman; Alice Zipkin, Pacesetters' chairwoman; Marcia
Shapiro, $365 "Images" chairwoman; Ruth Berman, member
at large of the Campaign Cabinet; and Eileen Nickman,
Women's Division Endowment Committee chairwoman.
(Women who received a recognition but who were not
available for photo were Penny Beers, Jewish Women's
Assembly chairwoman; Sheryl Davidoff, Pacesetters' chair-
woman; Carole Klein, Jewish Women's Assembly chair-
woman; Shirley Leibow, Lion of Judah chairwoman; Jeanne
Levy, member at large of the Campaign Cabinet; Marva Per-
rin, member at large of the Campaign Cabinet; Ingrid Rosen-
thai, Business and Professional Campaign co-chairwoman;
Debra Schwarzberg, "Images" chairwoman; Adele Simon,
outgoing Outreach Vice-President; and Joan Tochner, Super
Sunday chairwoman.)

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Administrative Vice-President Zelda Pincourt (center) was
joined by hostess and Campaign Vice-President Carol Green-
baum (left) and Women's Division President Mollie Fitterman
(right).
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Federation Executive Direc-
tor Jeffrey L. Klein awarded
a Kiddish cup to Women's
Division President Mollie
Fitterman in recognition of
her outstanding leadership.
Women's Division President
Mollie Fitterman presented
Campaign Vice-President
Carol Greenbaum with a pla-
que of the Gates of Jerusalem
in appreciation for her
energetic leadership during
this year's most successful
Women's Division campaign.
KIAMESHA LAKE -
(JTA) In the old days, when
many American Jews chose a
synagogue to attend for High
Holy Day services by which
one featured the superstar
cantor, those of the calibre of
Moishe Oysher, Yossele
Rosenblatt and Serge
Koussevitsky made a good liv-
ing but their rank-and-file col-
leagues often lived on the edge
of poverty.
Today, that East European
immigrant tradition has faded
and the cantorate has become
an established if less roman-
tic profession, with the can-
tor functioning as a musician-
educator and cleric.
The changes that have taken
place in the past 300 years in
the American cantorate are
the subject of a study by
musicologist Dr. Mark Slobin
for the Cantors Assembly,
which was previewed at its re-
cent annual convention. The
study, under a $160,000 grant
from the National Endowment
for the Humanities, is schedul-
ed to be published later this
year.
Slobin, Professor of Music at
Wesleyan University in Mid-
dletown, Conn., is the author
of "Tenement Songs: Popular
Music of the Jewish Im-
migrants." His work on the
history of the American can-
torate involved documentary
and photographic research,
reviews of the sheet music and
recordings, survey question-
naires, and interviews with
cantors.
The study revealed that
there have been cantors in the
U.S. since 1664, when Jews
first settled in what became
New York. Each of the three
waves of Jewish immigration
Sephardic, German and
East European contributed
to the evolution of the
cantorate.
Until the first ordained rab-
bis reached the U.S. in the
mid-19th century, cantors
often served as community
leaders and teachers, par-
ticularly in the small, pioneer-
ing Jewish communities in
rural areas.
The East European wave of
Jewish immigration, beginn-
ing in the 1880s, brought with
it the "superstar" cantor
tradition, with leading cantors
enjoying a status in the Jewish
community equivalent to that
of opera stars.
The star cantor's virtuosity
and emotional charge showed
the poor Jewish masses that
their tradition could produce a
worthy counterpart to the glit-
tering secular world of the
stage, Slobin reported.
Cantors in those days came
to congregations only about
once a month. So while the
superstar cantors also gave
concerts to packed houses and
made tours to Europe, life for
the average cantor was in-
secure, unstable and very
tough. Cantors were constant-
ly wandering around, accor-
ding to Slobin.
When the mass exodus to
suburbia after World War II
changed the role of the
synagogue to that of a center
of ethnic-religious activity, the
cantor's role changed again
to that of a combined musician,
educator and cleric, he said.
While most pre-war cantors
were immigrants or trained by
European-born cantors, in the
post-war period the Conser-
vative, Orthodox and Reform
wings of American Judaism
established training institu-
tions for cantors. Another
change in the American can-
torate is the introduction of
the female cantor, as of 1976.
Despite these vast changes
in the cantorate paralleling
those in Jewish life the folk
notion that prayer must be
musically expressed has re-
mained constant, said Slobin.
So has the concept of the can-
tor as the shaliach tzibbur,
messenger of the congrega-
tion, he said.
Israeli Scientist Returns from USSR with
Dire Prognosis for Victims of Nuclear Plant
Disaster
TEL AVIV (JTA) Dr. Yair Reisner, the Weizmann
Institute biophysicist who flew to the Soviet Union to help
Russian doctors treat victims of the Chernobyl nuclear ac-
cident, returned from Moscow recently with a grim pro-
gnosis for those who suffered radiation poisoning and a
sober warning that the Western countries are no better
equipped than the Soviet Union to cope with the medical
casualties of nuclear accidents.
Reisner, who volunteered his expertise in bone marrow
and cell-sorting techniques after the Soviets finally made
known the full extent of the Chernobyl disaster in April,
said that of the 299 persons directly affected by the acci-
dent at the Chernobyl nuclear power station technicians,
fire-fighters and guards who were inside the building 35
were severely ill with radiation poisoning.
But bone marrow transplants could be performed on only
19 and another six victims were beyond treatment, he said.
Others were not believed to be in urgent need of
transplants.
The President, Officers and Board of Directors
cordially invite you
to the
24th Annual Meeting
of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Sunday, June 8, 1986 7:00 p.m.
Royce Hotel, West Palm Beach
Entertainment
Naguila Dance Group
Hebraica Miami Community Center
Dessert: $5.00 per person
Barbara Gordon
Annual Meeting Chairperson
Installation of Federation Officers and Board of Directors
Installation of Women's Division Officers and Board of Directors
Recognition of Community Volunteers
Presentation of Young Leadership Awards


Friday, June 6, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Midrasha Holds 'Dramatic' Graduation
Graduation ceremonies for
the Midrasha-Judaica High
School and the eighth grade
Machon program were held at
the Jewish Community Day
School on Wednesday evening,
May 28. After the program the
audience was treated to a
masterful production of Neil
Simon's "G-d's Favorite,"
featuring the Midrasha Drama
class.
Ann Lynn Lipton, Jewish
Education Director for the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, and Dr. Paul
Klein, Midrasha Committee
chairman, presided over the
ceremony and presented
awards to outstanding
scholars.
Graduating from Midrasha
were Ellen H. Berger, Kyle J.
Cohan and Roneet
Weingarten.
The following students were
honored for completing the
Machon program: Shawn
Barat, Aimee Becker, Liza
Becker, Matthew Bernstein,
Lauren Block, Larry
Brickman, Kenneth R.
Church, Adam Domb, Cynthia
Falk, Steven Glassman, and
Mark Goldstein.
Also, Jennifer Gomberg,
Scott Holliday, Brian Leeds,
Craig Lesser, Lisa Matheson,
Stephanie Morrison, Paul
Rivas, Jill Sakson, Naomi
Schachter, Melissa Schwartz,
Yvette Shefter and Susan
Steiner.
Receiving the Midrasha
award for drama were Audrey
Levine and Kyle dbhan, who
had leading roles in the pro-
duction of "G-d's Favorite."
Paul Rivas was recognized
for excellence in beginning
Hebrew, while Mini Postal
received the award for advanc-
ed Hebrew and Ellie Berger
was honored for excellence in
conversational Hebrew.
Seth Becker and Michael
Kapner received awards for
excellence in Bible studies;
Heather Lewis and Beth
Wunsh were honored for
achievement in Jewish issues;
and Eric Slomowitz and Alison
Kapner received awards for
Judaic studies.
The Journalism award was
presented to Shari Cohen, and
Nicole Matheson received the
first-ever Student Council
award. Ivy Harris' enthusiasm
was also recognized as she
received the spirit award.
Florence Wachs of the Na-
tional Council of Jewish
Women honored Ellie Berger
and Roneet Weingarten, while
Hy Nadrich of B'nai B'rith
Lucern Lodge honored Kyle
Cohan.
Roneet Weingarten and
Paul Tochner received
recognition from Ann Lipton
on behalf of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County for their superlative
efforts on behalf of Super
Sunday.
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Dr. Paul Klein, Midrasha
Committee chairman, praised
Midrasha and Machon
students for their dedication.
As Education Director Ann Lynn Lipton (left) looked on, Dr.
Paul Klein presented the Student Council award to Nicole
Matheson.
Jeffrey L. Klein, executive
director of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, stressed the impor-
tance of Jewish education.
Joe Benjamin (Kyle Cohan) and his children Sarah (Shari
Konigsburg) and Ben (Ivy Harris) discuss the presence of a
mysterious visitor.

Hunters Run Leadership Feted
Jeffrey L. Klein (right), Executive Director of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County, presented a framed
photograph of Jerusalem to Edwin Stein in recognition of his
and his wife Rita's outstanding commitment. Mr. Stein was
also recognized by the leadership of the Jewish Federation as
the Campaign Volunteer of the Year.
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Campaign Director Douglas
Kleiner presented an award
to Phyllis Schain for her and
her husband Edward's com-
mitted service as this year's
Hunters Run general co-
chairpersons.
The Hunters Run Committee: (Front row) Rima Robinson,
honorary chairperson; Marilyn Evenchik, who, with her hus-
band Martin, was Dinner-Dance co-chairperson this year and
will serve with aim as Hunters Run general chairperson next
year; and Joan Sobel. (Back row) Sam Robinson, honorary
chairperson; Rhoda Weiner, who, with her husband Bernard
will chair the 1987 Hunters Run Pacesetters event; Tom
Straaser, who will co-chair the 1987 Dinner-Dance; Edwin
Stein, who was campaign chairman this year and whose wife
Rita chaired this year's Pacesetters event; Phyllis Schain,
who, with her husband Edward, served as general co-
chairperson this year; and Naomi Kessler, who, with her Hus-
band Harris, was also a general co-chairperson this year.
(Not available for photographs: Linda and Benjamin Frankel,
who hosted this year's Pacesetters event; Mrs. Mark Solomon
and Mrs. Alan Swotes, who will serve as campaign co-
chairpersons for 1986-87; Irving Wax, who will co-chair the
1987 -Dinner-Dance; and Zelda and Joseph Zeger, who were
Dinner-Dance co-chairpersons this year.)
Federation Executive Direc-
tor Jeffrey L. Klein
presented Naomi Kessler
with an award recognizing
her and her husband Harris'
exemplary leadership as this
year's Hunters Run gei ral
co-chairpersons.
Douglas Kleiner (left). Campaign Director of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County, presented Rima and Sam
Robinson with an award in recognition of their leadersr
founders of the Hunters Run campaign and in p
their continuing dedication to the Jewish com'


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, June 6, 1986
Back To Basics?
The Syrian Connection
By M.J. ROSENBERG
Washington Post columnist
William Raspberry wants the
United States to get "back to
basics" in the Middle East.
For him, the key "basic" is an
obvious one: ''the
homelessness of the Palesti-
nians." As far as he is concern-
ed, Palestinian
"homelessness" is the cause of
international terrorism. Even
further, he asserts that it was
"the action taken by a guilt-
ridden world to make a home
for the Jews (that) left the
Palestinians homeless."
There is so much wrong with
Raspberry's formulation that
it is difficult to know where to
begin. First, perhaps, is his
mistaken view that a "guilt-
ridden world" established
Israel. On the contrary, Israel
was established by the Jews of
Palestine who after 60 years
of developing their ancestral
homeland declared in-
dependence 38 years ago.
The State of Israel like all
the other newly independent
states of the post-colonial era
was established by its own
people. Independence was won
after a decade-long struggle
with the colonial power, Great
Britain (which backed the
Arabs), and after hurling back
invaders from a half-dozen
Arab states. A "guilt-ridden
world" embargoed arms to the
Jews and quietly readied
obituaries for the still-born
Jewish nation. It didn't turn
out that way but only because
of Jewish military power, not
thanks to anyone s sympathy.
The problem with
Raspberry's view is that it
denies Israel legitimacy as a
nation. It relegates Israel to
that small (in fact, non-
existent) category of nations
created by guilt. Israel can
then be denied the respect
given to countries like India,
Algeria, and those in most of
Africa which threw off the col-
onial yoke. Instead it can be
dismissed as the creation of
colonialists, a view which con-
tradicts history and trivializes
the deaths of the 6,000 Israelis
in the 1948-1949 War of
Independence.
Another thing wrong with
Raspberry's thesis is his accep-
tance of the idea of Palestinian
homelessness. Raspberry does
not seem to know that the ma-
jority of Palestinian Arabs
never left Palestine. Palestine
which never existed as a
separate political entity is a
geographic area that includes
all of Israel, the West Bank,
the Gaza strip, and the
Kingdom of Jordan. Jordan
was only separated from
Palestine by a British edict in
1922 but was before that -
and remains a part of
Palestine. It is in those four
areas Israel, the West Bank,
Gaza, and Jordan that the
overwhelming majority of
Palestinians live.
It is true that the Palestinian
Arabs do not have an indepen-
dent state of their own.
However, Palestinian Arabs
inside Israel have the full
rights of citizenship there.
West Bank and Jordanian
Palestinians are citizens of
Jordan and are represented in
the Jordanian parliament.
They were denied the right of
statehood when the Arab
states rejected the United Na-
tions Partition Plan of 1947
which called for a Palestinian
state alongside Israel and
forfeited a chance at self-rule
when they rejected the 1978
Camp David plan which pro-
mised West Bank autonomy.
Israel, which accepted both the
Palestinian state of the parti-
tion plan and Camp David,
should not be blamed for
mistakes made by the Arabs.
But the most blatant error in
Raspberry's thinking is his
belief that the condition under
which Palestinians live pro-
duces international terrorism.
Can he really believe that
Moammar Khadafy or Abu
Nidal acts out of concern for
the Palestinian people? And if
he doesn't, then how can he
believe that "solving" the
Palestinian problem will make
terrorism go away. The simple
fact is that it won't. Much ter-
rorism in the Arab-Israeli con-
text is, in fact, conducted by
radicals who want to block a
political settlement.
The only way to deal with
terrorism is to implement pro-
tective security measures at
home and abroad. Embassies
and other U.S. offices abroad
should be made as secure as
possible. On those occasions
where terrorists succeed in
pulling off an act of carnage,
the United States should res-
pond as President Reagan
responded to Khadafy. As far
as the Palestinians are con-
cerned, their problem must be
dealt with. They have been
given a raw deal by history and
by virtually all the players in
the Mideast, starting with
their own leaders. Still, a solu-
tion must be found that allows
them justice and Israel its
legitimate rights including
security. That solution is cer-
tainly not being advanced by
terrorism.
the
Both Secretary of State
George Shultz and Deputy
Secretary John Whitehead
assert that the United States
"has no reason to doubt" that
Syria was behind the April 17
attempt to blow up an El Al
passenger plane over Europe.
There is, essentially, no room
for doubt, Nezar Hindawi, a
Jordanian charged with the
crime by British authorities,
says that he was trained in
Damascus, was issued a Syrian
Eassport and was escorted to
iondon by a Syrian in-
telligence officer on a Syrian
plane. He also says that he met
with and was personally brief-
ed by the Syrian ambassador
to Great Britain, Luftalah
Haydar, prior to embarking on
his mission of murder. He also
states that his brother, Ahmad
Nawaf Mansour Hasi, was ac-
ting as a Syrian agent when he
took part in the April 5 bomb-
ing of a Berlin nightclub that
took the life of an American
soldier. West German
authorities agree.
Hindawi's confession is tan-
tamount to finding a smoking
gun in the possession of the
Syrian government. For years,
Syrian involvement in interna-
tional terrorism has been well
known. Damascus openly
backs the Abu Musa wing of
the PLO and the Abu Nidal
faction. Its Iranian and
Lebanese Shi'ite operatives in
Lebanon appear to have been
behind the suicide bombings
that killed hundreds of
Americans, French and
Israelis in Lebanon since 1983.
However, until now there has
been no single piece of
evidence as damning as the
Hindawi confession.
The question now arises as
to what the United States and
our allies are going to do about
it. Secretary Shultz, speaking
on the Today show, refused to
acknowledge that Syria's in-
volvement in terror is as bla-
tant as Libya's. He detects a
difference between the Libyan
government, which "bragged
about terrorism" and the
Syrian government, which
denies responsibility for the El
Al attack. There is no dif-
ference. First, Hafez Assad
recently told West Germany's
foreign minister that his
government would continue to
encourage terrorism against
Israel. Second, rhetorical
denials don't count for a thing.
If 390 airline passengers, in-
cluding many Americans, had
died in the April 17 incident,
no one would argue that Syria
should bear no consequences
because despite the
evidence it disclaimed
responsibility. Most murderers
deny participation in the act. If
the evidence says something
else, then so what.
The main difference bet-
ween Libya and Syria is that
Syria is a far more dangerous
nation than Libya. Not only is
it militarily strong but it is
backed by the Soviet Union to
an extent far beyond the back-
ing Moscow provides Libya.
Moreover, Syria is not a fringe
state in the Arab world. It is
major Middle East player an
is often viewed as Arab m
tionalism's capital.
There is another com
plicating; element. The Syrian
Israeli border may be on the
verge of new hostilities
Damascus has been issuin,
war threats and has mov
25,000 trdops from Lebanon w>
bases on the Syrian side of the
Golan Heights. Hafez Assad
says that his goal is to take the
Heights away from Israel as a
first step on his march south to
Haifa. Israel, for its part, is
trying to calm the situation. It
certainly does not want a war
with Syria. And the United
States does not want to see a
Syrian-Israeli war either.
None of these considerations I
argue for U.S. timidity in the i
face of Syrian terrorism. The
United States government has |
said that nations backing ter-j
ror will pay the price. The I
Syrians have now been caught
redhanded. They, and not their
junior partners in Libya, have
been exposed as international
terror's kingpins. This, then, is
no time for Washington to
issue disclaimers for the
Syrians. The Administration
should, instead, utilize this op-
portunity to let Damascus
know that it is playing a very
dangerous game. If it con-
tinues to instigate and support
terrorism, it will face serious
consequences. Syria, like
Libya, is not immune.
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By M.J. ROSENBERG
Prime Minister Shimon
Peres was asked a tough ques-
tion by Israel radio when he
sat down for an Independence
Day interview (May 14).
Political correspondent Oz
Frankel asked if Peres didn't
consider it something of a con-
tradiction to be celebrating in-
dependence on the day he
"received a check for nearly
$400 million from the U.S.
ambassador."
Peres said that he didn't see
any conflict. He noted that
France and England both
receive assistance from the
United States and yet no one
questions their independence.
"Their dependence on the
United States is 10 times
greater. In fact, the United
States protects the continent
of Europe not only economical-
ly but militarily. Furthermore,
the extent of economic aid is
tremendous, approximately
$130 billion annually." Peres
therefore concludes that since
the aid Israel receives from the
United States "is much less
than that received by Euro-
pean countries, our
dependence is less."
The Prime Minister added
that he believes that U.S. aid
for his country is a two-way
street. Israel has now joined
the United States in the
research and development of
the "Star Wars" project and
unlike other Mediterranean
states is permitting the
United States to station a
Voice of America transmitter
within its border. Peres noted:
"ithink that4h4 United St__
considers Israel to be one of
three or four countries on
which it can rely .. not only
because of our military
capability but because we are a
unique combination, a
democratic country with con-
viction and a country which
can defend itself with its
younger generation."
On another matter, Peres
made clear his determination
that the current war of words
with Syria not escalate into a
military conflict. Peres has no
illusions about the Syrians.
Unlike the Reagan Ad-
ministration, Peres does not
hesitate to lay responsibility
for terrorism (and specifically
the attempted April 16
airplane bombing) at Syria's
door. "The very fact that three
Syrian diplomats have been
expelled from London proves
that the British government
believes that there was a link
between the Syrian Embassy
in London and those who tried
to attack the El Al plane," he
says.
He notes that the fact that
El Al was the attempted
target does not relieve others
of the responsibility to res-
pond. "Today an attack on any
plane ... is a strike at the
freedom of international air
routes." In other words, he
would like to se other Western
states take some action. "The
free world is becoming more
and more aware of Syria's cen-
tral role in terrorism. All the
active terrorist organizations
those of Hawatmeh, Jibril,
Habash, Abu Nidal, Abu Musa
are either on Syrian ter-
ritory or under Syrian con-
trol" He predicts that it will
soon "become clear" that
^fflT^wllWPI^WWfty '*nr
quiet, fulfills a ro in ter-
rorism which comes close to
that filled by Libya."
Nevertheless, Peres goes out
of his way to let the Syrians
know that Israel is trying to
avoid another war. He says
that Israel has approached
Damascus about the possibility
of "dialogue" over the Golan
Heights and Lebanon and also
about ''comprehensive
negotiations." The Syrian
response was negative but
Peres is ready for negotiations
with Syria on any scale at any
time.
He believes that if Damascus
appraised its own situation
realistically it might decide
that a reduction on tensions
with Israel would be to its ad-
vantage. After all, Syria is in
terrible economic shape. It has
not succeeded in its attempt to
subdue Lebanon. Both Iranian-
backed Shi'ite and Sunni
religious fundamentalists are
giving the Alawite regime pro-
blems. Accordingly, President
Hafez Assad might be wise to
decide to reach "tactical ar-
rangements" with Israel. On
the other hand, he could follow
the more predictable route and
try war with Israel instead.
Peres is not optimistic about
the choice Assad will make.
But he is not going to let any
opportunity for dialogue pass.
This double-edged approach
seems to be the hallmark of
Peres' leadership. On the one
hand, he lets the Syrians and
the other rejectionists know
that he will hold them respon-
sible for any attacks on Israelis
or Jews, at home or abroad. On
.^jT&.atei^.MPi|*^^^r tnat
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The Jewish Floridian:
I was deeply perturbed with
the comments made by Max
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Public Liaison for President
Reagan, in the article that ap-
peared in the Floridian on
April 18. He assumes, and I
would challenge Green in his
assumption, that the Jewish
community is in complete ac-
cord with his views.
It would be appropriate in-
deed for the leaders of the
Jewish community to respond
to some of the controversial
issues that Green has touched
on, namely, Christian fun-
damentalists and prayer in the
schools.
Sincerely yours,
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EDITOR,
The Jewish Floridian:
Though the friend who called
to my attention the interview
with Max Green in your
publication of April 16, was
furious about the performance
given by Green, I wan unable
to take "Reagan's Jewish
Liaison" the least bit
seriously.
How seriously can one take
someone who claims that one
of his responsibilities as the
Associate Director of the
White House Office of Political
Liaison, is to articulate the
concerns of the Jewish Com-
munity, and who then pro-
ceeds to pooh-pooh every
troubling question raised by
his interviewer about matters
seem, as threatening to the
Jews. Seeming fearful of of-
fending his boss and unwilling
to negatively impress the
Jewish community, Green
pussy-foots around every ques-
tion put to him.
When Green isn't claiming
the Falwell brand of Christians
love for the Jews, and especial-
ly for Israel, he contradicts his
own replies dealing with the
matter of separation between
church and state. On the ques-
tion about prayer in the
schools Green claims that the
Jews are making "a very big
mountain out of a mole hill.
Yet later in the interview he
declares that "history teaches
us not to ignore a problem
when it is small; catch it in the
bud. Don't let it develop into
something that is truly
serious."
Is this spokesman for the
Jews to be taken seriously?
The serious question that
should be asked by the Jews is
why the Reagan administra-
tion would appoint someone
with Green's mentality as their
spokesperson?
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Update ... Opinion
By TOBY F. WILK
A crash course in English
was set up for members of the
Knesset after it was revealed
that one member who had
been sent abroad to represent
Israel at an international con-
ference knew only two words
of English which he repeated
at dinners, cocktail parties,
conference sessions and small
talk with other delegates. The
two words were: "Israel
good."
A new version of a grotes-
que, ghoulish parlor game in
which pawns representing
Jews are sent to death camps
by the throw of dice, has resur-
faced in West Germany's
schools and other institutions.
Hesse authorities have assured
Jewish leaders they will do
everything possible to bring
those responsible to justice.
Business or personal calls to
Israel add to Israel's income
because telecommunication
firms, according to world-wide
arrangements, transfer half
the payment received for an
international phone call to the
country of destination.
A resolution for a cultural
boycott of Israel was submit-
ted by Vanessa Redgrave and
38 supporters to the Council of
-Actor's Equity in London. The
resolution was read to 300
union members by Vanessa's
brother, Colin, and was
greeted with a barrage of
shouts of "anti-Semitism" and
"Hitler" from angry
ponents. The resolution
overwhelmingly defeated.
op-
was
A mystery of Israeli life is
that, while most Israelis eat a
perfect diet as recommended
by Western physicians and
dieticians, 70 percent of them
are overweight and heart
disease is as great as in other
Western countries. The na-
tional cholesterol level in
Israel is not lower than other
Western societies. Professor
Blondheim, a leading nutrition
specialist at Hadassah-Hebrew
University, speculates the
answer may be stress. He says
cholesterol is an excellent in-
dicator of stress, and Israelis,
unfortunately, have to endure
considerable stress.
Refusenik Ida Nudel, now
reached. Each time, he was
told: "Of course, with
pleasure. Just remind me
when we get there."
Anatoly Shcharansky,
speaking in Jerusalem to 2,000
young people at a meeting of
the World Union of Jewish
Students, said: "In the Soviet
Union I became used to many
years of living in a sea of
hatred. Now, I have to get us-
ed to living in an ocean of
love."
Tel Mond prison has just
opened a new building for of-
fenders up to the age of 18,
which is so comfortable that it
is considered to be a revolution
in penology in Israel. Until
now, young offenders were im-
prisoned in appalling condi-
tions, six to a cell and with
primitive facilities. Now, there
will be rooms with toilets and
hot water showers provided by
solar heaters.
Because seed capsules of
sesame plants ripen at dif-
ferent times, their harvest was
labor-intensive and many
seeds were lost in the wind.
The Agriculture faculty of
Hebrew University found an
answer: Gamma rays fired at
sesame plants ensure that the
seed capsules ripen at the
same time and can be
harvested by combine. So now,
there may be more sesame
covered bagels than ever sold
in Old Jerusalem.
A resolution at the annual
meeting of HIAS called on the
U.S. and other free world
governments to offer interna-
tional protection to Lebanon's
tiny Jewish community and af-
ford them means to emigrate.
Remaining Lebanese Jews are
victimized by Mid-East ten-
sions, targeted by terrorists,
kidnapped, tortured and
murdered.
Chief Rabbis from European
countries urged Pope John
Paul II to reconsider plans by
the Catholic Church to
establish a convent at the site
of the Auschwitz death camp
in Poland. The site is
synonymous with the
Holocaust of the Jewish peo-
ple. Several Catholic organiza-
tions have launched fund-
raising drives for the convent.
However, a number of ranking
prevented from boarding a bus objected the conver/t
to see off the departing Golds-
tein brothers from Soviet
Georgia. They were allowed to
emigrate to Israel after 15
years as refuseniks. Senator
Edward Kennedy had sought
their permission to leave.
People driving to Eilat
spend three hours traversing
the arid, dusty Negev. Along
the way, they may stop at
roadside stations for petrol
and nondescript food. Now, at
a Moshav deep in the Negev,
travellers can eat in a style
probably unique in the world
among desert comfort sta-
tions: a Chinese restaurant of-
fering complete dinners.
A visitor from Haifa, un-
familiar with Tel Aviv bus
routes, on three separate occa-
sions asked bus drivers to tell
him when a certain street was
proposal.
Arab producers of meat pro-
ducts in Israel have asked for
kashrut supervision of their
products to enable them to sell
to Jewish markets in Israel
and abroad. Rabbis concluded
that the Arabs would offer
their wares anyway and that it
would be better to ensure their
kashrut. Such supervision is
now provided.
In Israel, according to a safe-
ty guide drawn up for Yeshiva
students, jaywalking or park-
ing in forbidden areas violates
Torah commandments. A rab-
binical court ruled that obser-
vant Jews should refrain from
riding with drivers who
disobey traffic rules.
The first industrial shipment
from Israel to the U.S. to
qualify under the terms of the
new Free Trade Agreement
was a large consignment of
underwear from an Israeli tex-
tile company.
Senator Carl Levin, (D-
Mich.) is seeking issuance of a
Koran are owned by a number
of Israeli doctors. The books
were given to them as gifts by
Arab patients who secretly
come from Arab countries to
consult them, and show their
gratitude in this way. Word of
excellent treatment for Arabs
by Israeli doctors spreads from
Arab relatives and friends.
Over one-third of elderly
women suffer from
osteoporosis. Professor Menc-
zel ofHadassah Hospital says
have developed an effective
tool for testing bone density.
Protestors were furious as
the late Moshe Dayan's con-
troversial archeological collec-
tion went on show at the Israel
Museum in Jerusalem. The
Association of Archeologists
issued a statement deploring
the Museum's purchase of
Dayan's collection for $1
million from his widow.
Allegations included grave-
robbing, illegal looting of sites
and treasures belonging to the
U.S. postage stamp to honor ^ ^ ^ revente^by suffi- nation. Regardless of flie con-
famed dent calcium, avoidingbecom- troversy surrounding the ac-
diplomat Raoul Wallenberg for
his rescue of Jews from the
Holocaust. Wallenberg is
believed to be alive in a Soviet
prison. He has been granted
U.S. honorary citizenship, and
a Washington, D.C. street is
named in his honor. Represen-
tatives Green and Lantos have
petitioned the Citizens' Stamp
Advisory Committee to waive
their policy of not com-
memorating anyone dead less
than 10 years, since
Wallenberg's status is uncer-
tain, and such a com-
memorative stamp would in no
way be a concession of his
death.
Skinnier Israeli chickens
with less fat and more muscle
are being bred using a process
developed by Israeli scientists.
This means Israelis will be able
to have as much chicken soup
as they like and they like
lots without worrying about
cholesterol. Georgia Universi-
ty in the U.S. is cooperating
with Hebrew University on
this program.
Expensive editions of the
ing sedentary, and early
diagnosis of bone density.
Hadassah Hospital and
Hebrew University Physicists
quisitions, archeologists are
spellbound by their grandeur,
and the Israeli public is flock-
ing to the exhibition.
Thatcher's Visit
Continued from Page 1
in London later this month.
Thatcher dined with nine
Palestinian leaders, including
Elias Friej, Mayor of
Bethlehem, former Mayor
Rashad Shawa of Gaza, Mayor
Mustafa Natshe of Hebron and
Han Senora, an influential
East Jerusalem Arab jour-
nalist, on May 26. She told
reporters later that they had
"made it clear that they reject
terrorism" and "want negotia-
tions." She sidestepped a ques-
tioner who pointed out that a
manifesto handed her by eight
of the nine was critical of Bri-
tain's support for the
American punitive bombing of
Libya on April 14.
Thatcher visited Ashkelon as
guest of Mayor Eli Dayan and
the Joint Israel Appeal of
Great Britain, which is closely
involved in Project Renewal,
the rehabilitation of slum
neighborhoods in Israeli cities.
Flanked by Peres and the
mayor, she visited some of the
Project Renewal sites in
Ashkelon as thousands of en-
thusiastic townsfolk cheered
and waved Union Jacks. She
laid the cornerstone for a new
school funded by the Ronson
Foundation of the United
Kingdom. Thatcher remarked
on that occasion, "By harness-
ing the talents and energies of
people from different ethnic
and cultural backgrounds,"
Project Renewal in Ashkelon
"embodies the best of Israel."
Peres and other dignitaries
bid farewell to the British
Prime Minister on May 27
under brilliant sunshine in the
Knesset's gardens, as a 19-gun
salute boomed across the
capital.
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Declining Jewish Birthrate
Continued from Page 1
raise families.
He said the demographic
prospects were even bleaker
for diaspora Jews where the
average birthrate is 1.5 per-
cent compared to 2.8 percent
among Israeli Jews. The
lowest birthrate of all in the
diaspora is among Soviet
Jews, he said.
Bacchi predicted that low
birth rates and intermarriage
will reduce the,; diaspora
Jewish population from 9.5
million today to 8 million by
the turn of the century and to
6 million 40 years from now
unless the trends are reversed.
He also reported that aliya
statistics show a steady
decline. Between 1969 and
1973, 3.3 per thousand
diaspora Jews immigrated to
Israel compared to 2.1 per
thousand between 1979 and
1983.
The reactions to Bacchi's
report were predictable. Rabbi
Yitzhak Peretz the Minister of
Interior who is leader of the
Reagan's Veto
Continued from Page 1
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do anything that would harm
the Jewish State. The Presi-
dent and other spokesmen
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argument that the sale is need-
ed to strengthen the security
of the Persian Gulf, according
to participants.
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jection of the weapons package
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Jewish pressure. But the large
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Liberation Organization and
Syria. The large vote may also
have been due to Saudi
criticism of the U.S. air strike
against Libya April 14, despite
the Administration's' conten-
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Israeli Doctors Fuel Hi-Tech Advances
By ELLEN DAVIDSON
JERUSALEM "We can't
drill the ground for wealth like
the Arabs do, so instead we
are drilling our heads," says
one Israeli scientist, explain-
ing how 38-year-old Israel has
mobilized human, instead of
natural resources, to become
the R and D whiz kid of in-
dustrial nations.
A case in point is the flood of
sophisticated devices in the
area of medical technology.
Behind the flood is the highest
proportion of physicians per
capita in the world 277 per
10,000 people (compared to
204 in West Germany, 176 in
the United States and 153 in
the United Kingdom). Doctors
not needed by the bedside have
flocked to research and
medical engineering. They
have fueled a constantly grow-
ing network of highly advanc-
ed science-based firms
creating technology, for exam-
ple, to monitor victims of heart
disease, to detect diseases like
cancer more quickly and
cheaply, and to employ laser
beams to weld tissues together
instead of surgical sutures.
Only seven years ago, the
Israeli biomedical industry's
exports amounted to $20
million. By 1984, the in-
dustry's exports rose to $250
million and it is expected that
by the end of the 1980's,
Israeli companies will be sell-
ing $500 million worth of
medical hardware worldwide.
In addition to the large
numbers of physicians work-
ing in the field, the success of
the industry can be attributed
to the close cooperation bet-
ween technologists and the
medical community. Non-
existent is the undesirable
"Linen Curtain" (a term used
to describe constant friction
between physicians and
engineers). Add to this har-
monious partnership the com-
puter expert and you have the
core of Israel's advanced
technology efforts.
The world market is beginn-
ing to feel the impact of Israeli
companies like Elscint, for ex-
ample, the largest manufac-
turer of medical equpment in
Israel. The c.ompany, which
registers annual sales surpass-
ing $150 million, has developed
a full line of computerized ax-
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dustries has won international
renown for its surgical laser
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30 percent of the United
States carbon dioxide medical
laser market. The latest in-
novation at Laser Industries is
a low power beam to weld
severed tissue together; as a
result, fertility-restoring
operations stand a better
chance of succeeding because
the delicate stitching of fallo-
pian tubes is done by a laser
beam instead of suturing
needles which may damage
tissue.
Cardiac Equipment
The new, low-powered laser
beam is also being utilized by
Israeli scientists at Tel Aviv
University in Israel's fight
against heart disease, the
number-one killer. Resear-
chers at Tel Aviv University's
School of Physics and
Astronomy have developed a
technique which could be a
safe, non-surgical alternative
to the heart bypass operation.
An optical fiber in a catheter is
inserted into the diseased
artery up to the point of
blockage. A laser beam is car-
ried by the fiber through the
artery, literally vaporizing the
obstruction, permitting a
resumption of normal blood
flow.
Cardiac Care Units in Haifa
has developed a device called
"COMPASS" (Computerized
Patient Alarm System). It
receives and processes three
ECG signals simultaneously
through electrodes attached to
the patient's body. It weighs
480 grams and strapped to the
patient's waist, it can detect,
diagnose and alert the patient
audibly and visually to abnor-
malities in heart beats as well
as evaluating the efficiency of
various medications taken by
the patient.
At the Technion, Israel's In-
situte of Technology, a team of
researchers has developed a
computerized model of the
human heart part of a larger
system which will be able to
give a computer simulation of
a patient's heart after a brief
examination. Information
derived from the model could
then be used to predict a pa-
tient's heart function when
subjected to stress, or be
treated experimentally on the
model to predict the best care
to prevent a recurring attack.
Making a Diagnosis
Another field in which
Israelis have made great
strides is in diagnosis kits.
Researchers at the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem have
developed a device which uses
ultrasound in a new way for
diagnosis of blood flow pro-
blems. The device can supply a
"dynamic fingerprint" of the
circulatory system including
the smallest blood vessels. Ex-
isting ultrasound equipment
can show the shape of large
blood vessels and measure the
blood within them, but it can-
not give a reading of fluctua-
tions in the blood supply in
blood vessels smaller than one-
half-millimeter in diameter.
The new device can detect
fluctuations in fluid volume in
soft tissues at the level of
A technician makes a final inspection of the electrical
and electronic components of one of the Elscint CAT
scanners.
these tiny blood vessels and
provide doctors with informa-
tion vital to deal with cir-
culatory disorders such as
hypertension and
arteriosclerosis.
Two Israeli firms have
recently come out with cancer
diagnostic kits. Bio Yeda in
Rehovot has developed a way
to detect and classify cancer
accurately, cheaply and quick-
ly. Antibodies are applied to
suspect tissue sections in the
lab and the technicians study
the reactions of these an-
tibodies which give important
information allowing an
earlier and more accurate
detection of secondary
growths in cancer patients.
A large cancer treatment
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A Unique Holocaust Museum
By AVIVA CANTOR
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Twenty-two years ago, when
Rabbi Charles Rosenzveig first
proposed the establishment of
a Holocaust Memorial Center
to his group of survivors in
Detroit, the Holocaust was not
being talked about, not even
by survivors, and the com-
munity leadership was oppos-
ed to the idea. But Rosenzveig
and his group, the Shaarit
Haplaytah (Saved Remnant),
persevered.
Tod*y, the Holocaust
Memorial Center, located in
West Bloomfield, Mich., is the
nation's first and only
such exclusively designed
museum, research and educa-
tional institution. It had
100,000 visitors 80 percent
of them non-Jews in the
first year after it opened its
doors in October, 1984, and a
recent sociological study has
revealed its effectiveness.
Rosenzveig, interviewed by
the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
cy on a recent visit to New
York, is a Talmudic scholar in
his 60's, a native of Ostrowiec
in Poland. Having survived the
war by "running from place to
place" and hiding, he came to
the U.S. in 1947. Two years
later, he was ordained at
Yeshiva University in New
York, and served for 30 years
as the rabbi of Congregation
Mount Sinai in Port Huron,
Mich.
He conceived the Center as a
"comprehensive, dignified in-
stitution that would portray
the life and murder of the
European Jewish communi-
ty," he said. It was designed to
be "contemplative, educa-
tional and thought-provoking,
an educational experience, not
a shock treatment."
A visit to the museum, which
takes about one-and-a-half
hours, is intended to have the
history of the Holocaust
"gradually sink in, not to over-
whelm" the visitor, he con-
tinued. The $3 million
museum, light years away
from the classic type with
glass display cases, utilizes
state-of-the-art high
technology to portray the
Holocaust. It employs films,
videos, recordings and a video
game for this purpose. Visitors
can plug into 13 VCRs dealing
with different aspects of the
Holocaust, said Center direc-
tor Rosenzveig.
Visitors enter through a tun-
nel showing a continuing film
of Jews being deported, then
to an exhibit on Jewish
achievements. One side of a
hall is devoted to Jewish com-
munity life before the war, the
opposite one to the Nazis'
plans to destroy it. Films show
the deportation of Jews and
their incarceration in concen-
t ration camps, and videos
screen filmed testimonies by
survivors in a small theater.
The exhibit ends with a video
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ware on ttOO Jewish com-
munities, and plans nation-by-
nation exhibits on them. Also
projected is a section on the
lack of U.S. action to rescue
Jews, more material on
resistance hard to come by
given the absence of film
Footage and a new wing, an
"Institute of the Righteous."
The wing will document the
work of people throughout
history who "risked their lives
to fight tyranny" and those
who helped Jews during the
Holocaust. It will, Rosenzveig
said, pose the question of
"How does a human behave
when all restraints have been
removed and crime is
legitimized?"
"Civilization did not pass the
test," Rosenzveig said. "But
there are a few righteous.
They showed how high humans
can reach. It is their behavior
which should become the stan-
dard of the future," and this is
the hope and aim in creating
the new wing.
The Center has a specialized
library of 6,500 books, some
like the 600 contributed by
Detroit Jewish News Editor
Emeritus Phil Slomovitz
donated, as are many artifacts.
It has microfilm of every
Holocaust document, all the
films on the Holocaust, and
16,000 pictures.
The Center, which holds con-
ferences on various aspects of
the Holocaust, also plans to
publish an encyclopedic dic-
tionary on the subject with
contributions from over 100
scholars, edited by Prof. David
Wyman, author of "The Aban-
donment of the Jews."
A recent sociological study
of the responses of visitors to
the Center in a three-month
period in 1984 revealed that 80
percent reported a moderate
or greater increase in their
understanding of the
Holocaust (90 percent among
non-Jews); and two-thirds a
similar rise in their knowledge
of Jewish history (80 percent
among Catholics and 75 per-
cent among Protestants). The
study was conducted by Dr.
Jacob Hurwitz, Professor
Emeritus in social work at
Wayne State University.
Rosenzveig told JTA that at
the time he planned to propose
the idea of the Center at a
Shaarit Haplaytah meeting,
the Holocaust was "too pain-
ful" for survivors to talk
about. But when he suggested
it, he said, they immediately
raised $15,000 to buy land to
launch the project.
The organized Jewish com-
munity in Detroit opposed the
idea, arguing that such a
Center should be established in
New York, Washington or Los
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Holocaust Memories Transformed Into Art By Local Survivor
By LLOYD RESNICK
The living room walls in Joe
and Gabriele WachteFs subur-
ban Lake Worth apartment
are covered with oil paintings,
watercolors and black-and-
white etchings. Still lifes are
juxtaposed with scenic land-
scapes of Switzerland and
Israel. Etchings depicting a
rabbi tutoring a youngster in
Torah and a bearded Hassidic
grandfather reading a prayer
are hung above bookshelves
and tables adorned with stone
sculptures: A white alabaster
bear protects her cubs in a
cave, while a three-foot black
granite fawn stretches her
neck gracefully skyward.
Standing out among all this
impressive art is an oval-
shaped assemblage of green
and red alabaster flames with
a hole in the center, sitting on
a revolving pedestal and sur-
rounded by hand-made barbed
wire. The artist calls the piece
"Flame of Freedom:
Remembering the Holocaust."
The creator of this artistic
montage is Joe Wachtel
himself, who painted, etched
and sculpted these works after
harvesting a talent that lay
dormant until he retired.
"I was a poor Jewish boy
raised as an orphan who was
lucky enough to survive the
Holocaust," said Wachtel. "All
of a sudden I realized I could
do these things."
Afraid of a stagnant retire-
ment after working in the New
York clothing industry since
coming to America with his
wife and son in 1963, Wachtel
finally felt secure enough to
become a full-time retiree
after he discovered his hidden
artistic talent while taking art
courses at Palm Beach Junior
College and the Norton
Gallery.
"I took up oils first, then
watercolors, then sculpture,"
he said. Referring specifically
to "Flame of Freedom,"
Wachtel added, "I first tried to
express the Jewish experience
of the Holocaust in oils and
watercolors, but I had to tear
them up. I wasn't satisfied."
The artist explained the con-
cept and process behind the
Holocaust sculpture, which
started as a picture in his mind
and then a sketch.
"After we (the current
generation of Holocaust sur-
vivors) are gone, no one will be
around to tell an eye-witness
story," Wachtel said. "A flame
should be kept alive; the people
should always know what
happened."
The sculpture on one side
depicts the figure of a man sur-
rounded by flames struggling
to reach the center, where the
hole represents a tunnel-like
means of escape. When the
sculpture is swiveled to the
other side, a cupped hand
amidst the flames represents
survival, freedom and the will-
ingness of the Jewish people to
help each other.
The piece, made of cold, hard
stone smoothed into soft
curves by hours of chiseling
and polishing, in every way
portrays the dichotomy of the
Holocaust its inhuman
cruelty and the resulting fierce
determination to survive it et-
ched in the hearts of the
Jewish people, realized in the
creation of the State of Israel.
"Every single hit with the
hammer and chisel made me
happy," Wachtel said about
the work. "Lots of hard labor
went into that piece, but it was
a labor of love."
Wachtel then spoke of a dif-
ferent type of labor and the
suffering he and his wife ex-
perienced in Nazi work camps
during the war.
Imprisoning the indigenous
populations along the way, the
German army established
work camps as they moved fur-
ther into Russia. Joe and
Gabriele, who were married
shortly before Hitler's troops
moved across the border into
the Ukraine, were sent to
separate camps, where they
were forced to do "inhumane
work, especially for women."
Gabriele, for instance, spent
interminable days carrying
stones to build bridges for the
Nazis, who eventually
murdered her parents and
scores of her family members
at Auschwitz. After watching
his older brother beaten to
death in a camp, Joe Wachtel
decided to flee.
"In the earlier stages of the
war, the Nazis did not have
enough guards at the camps,
so it was easier to escape," he
observed.
After his flight from the
camp, Wachtel joined a group
of anti-Nazi partisans, who,
aided by the Russian army, did
The artist and his works: Joe Wachtel expresses a complex of wnat tney coul(* to hamper the
emotions in various artforms. "Flame of Freedom" is shown Nazi advance.
to his right. Meanwhile, Gabriele's camp
had been liberated by the Rus-
sians, and along with 1,500
prisoners she was evacuated to
a collective farm where she
worked as a nurse. As the Ger-
mans penetrated deeper into
Russia, Gabriele was moved
through Stalingrad and into
Kazakhstan near the Iranian
border, where she worked in a
coal mine. But the depriva-
tions she suffered in the work
camps had taken their toll.
"I lost most of my hair, and I
had scurvy because of the ter-
rible conditions in the Nazi
work camps," recalled Mrs.
Wachtel. "Many in the camps
died of typhus before the Rus-
sians came. Of the 1,500 or so
prisoners, I think only 50 sur-
vived. I was lucky."
The Wachtels' good fortune
did not end there, however.
The Russian government, in
an attempt to reunite refugee
families, had set up informa-
tion bureaus where civilian
survivors of Nazi persecution
filled out forms giving their
family backgrounds. This in-
formation was centralized, and
in 1942 Joe learned that
Gabriele was working at a col-
lective farm only 50 kilometers
from where he was engaged as
a partisan.
" 'I'm going to her,* I said to
myself, and I got a sled and a
pair of horses and went to that
town," reminisced Wachtel.
Immediately upon arrival at
the farm, Joe met a woman
dentist who knew Gabriele,
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had already been moved to
Kazakhstan. Fortunately, the
woman had Gabriele's address,
Which she gave to him.
"I started bombarding her
with letters," he recalled. "I
wrote every single day, not
knowing if any were being
received." But one did get
through.
"I was on my death bed
when the letter came,"
Gabriele remembered. "When
I read it, I said, 'If he's alive
then I have to live, too.' "
Given something to live for,
Gabriele recovered as Joe
slowly made his way to
Kazakhstan on an arduous
two-month trek across central
Russia, aided by partisans and
army troops.
After husband and wife were
reunited, they both continued
tot work in the underground
t war's end.
eir lives here in South
Florida are ethereal compared
to the agony they experienced,
but like most survivors they
feel compelled to remember.
"We must let people know
that we are still here," said
Wachtel, speaking of his
generation of Holocaust
tnesses. "The Holocaust
ould never be forgotten."
fWe always try to look at
s bright side of things," said
Mes. Wachtel, who lights
Sh&bbat candles every Friday
evening in gratitude for her
survival and as a commitment
to live as a Jew. "Sitting here
in iur apartment and enjoying
life1, we are the happiest people
in the whole world."
Though not as religious as he
was growing up, Joe Wachtel
haa certain y reaffirmed the
faith which was seriously
shaken by the atrocities he
witnessed during the war.
"I attend shul every week
l>ec&use I like to be with my
people," said Wachtel, who
with his wife organized a
nightly candle-lighting
celebration during Chanukah
for friends in the neighbor hod.
Speaking of Israel, Wachtel
said, "We've been there four
times. It's my country, even if
1 don't agree with everything
they do. I will try to defend
Israel with my life."
As a member of the
Holocaust Survivors of the
Palm Beaches, Wachtel con-
siders community-wide educa-
tion to be essential. "We speak
up to remind people that we
are the last witnesses."
Wachtel perhaps speaks
most eloquently through his
art. Nevertheless, he uttered a
simple yet articulate maxim
derived from his experience as
prisoner, partisan, father and
artist: "We should never again
see brother killing brother."
Holocaust
Museum
Continued from Page 9
Angeles, Kosenzveig said.
"My answer was, 'They are
not doing it there. If there is
no one who cares and we do,
we should do it.' "
This was a time, he said,
when American Jews "did not
want to be reminded of the
Holocaust," and most
specifically, 0f their lack of ac-
tion to rescue European Jews.
"If I d lived in the U.S. during
that period, I wouldn't be able
to steep nights." Rosenzveig
told JTA.
Friday, June 6, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
ADL Undeterred By LaRouche Party Legal Action
By KEVIN FREEMAN
NEW YORK-(JTA)-The
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith said recently that
a complaint of election law
violation filed against it by the
Presidential campaign corn-
identifiable, philosophical
thread tying itself together
that one can characterize."
"It is not a movement, it is
not a philosophy. It can't be
said to be left, it can't be said
to be right, except at par-
mittee of Lyndon LaRouche tjcular moments or on a par-
will not bring a halt to the
ADL's efforts to alert the
public to the activities of the
LaRouche organization.
In fact the ADL supported
its assertion at a news con-
ference at its headquarters
across from the United Na-
ticular issue," Bialkin told
reporters. The ties that bind
its members together, he add-
ed, are difficult to explain.
Bialkin said the suit filed
against the ADL by the
LaRouche Presidential Com-
mittee is one of several such
tions by releasing a new, coxtF suits against the ADL by the
prehensive 54-page report on LaRouche organization in re-
the political organization head-
ed by LaRouche. In the report,
the third by the ADL on the
LaRouche movement since
1979, the ADL charges
LaRouche and his organiza-
tions with "a secretive
strategy of deception ...
in virtually all of its
operations."
Titled "The LaRouche
Political Cult: Packaging Ex-
tremism," the report traces
the organization's activities
through three decades from its
cent years. He described it as
"consistent with past pat-
terns" of actions by the
LaRouche organization which
"seek to impose burdens"
against "those who disagree
with it."
The complaint against the
ADL by the LaRouche
Democratic Campaign in
Washington was filed Apr. 2
with the Federal Election
organizations "have publicly
stated that they are actively
engaged in opposing the can-
didacy of Lyndon H.
LaRouche, running for the
Democratic Party nomination
for President." LaRouche has
run for President in 1976,
1980, and 1984. The letter said
he is "the only officially
declared candidate for the
1988 Presidential elections."
In response to the complaint
by the LaRouche organization,
the ADL, in a May 14 letter to
FEC General Counsel Charles
Steele, asserted: "While the
ADL has and will continue to
expose patently anti-Semitic
and extremist activities of
organizations and individuals,
including those of Lyndon
LaRouche and his various af-
filiated organizations, ADL
does not participate in the
electoral process and espouses
no position regarding voting
choices."
The ADL said the
'complaint is meritless,
Jewish Committee, and claims
left-wing origins to its current tnat ^ Jewisn organizations
form of extremism which the failed "**> register and report
ADL said ''defies to Fe"eral Election Commis-
categorizing sion (FEC) as political commit-
The two-page letter to the
FEC was provided by the ADL
to reporters here. It also
alleges that the ADL, the AJC
and various officials of the
Commission. It is against the replete with baseless allega-
ADL, and the American tions, misinterpretations and
national
Bialkin,'labelled the LaRouche
organization "a cult" because,
he said, "we don't know how
otherwise to describe a person
or organization that has no
flawed legal conclusions." It
asserts that the LaRouche
complaint "does not provide
the FEC with even a scintilla
of evidence that the ADL is
making contributions or ex-
penditures under the purview
of the Federal Election Cam-
paign Act of 1971____"
The ADL, as a non-profit
corporation, is restricted from
taking steps regarding can-
didates and being involved in
political campaigns," the four-
page letter to the FEC said. It
stated that the ADL "takes
great precautions to ensure
that it does not engage in par-
tisan political activity."
The ADL, in its letter, also
rebutted the charges outlined
against it by the LaRouche
organization. In one instance,
it said there was no evidence
to suggest that Irwin Suall,
ADL director of fact-finding,
participated in "electioneer-
ing" when he contacted a staff
member of the CBS News pro-
gram, "60-Minute8," on doing
a report on the LaRouche
organization.
"His contacting CBS was
the result of an ongoing con-
cern of ADL's to expose the
LaRouche organization's anti-
Semitic and extremist ac-
tivities and had nothing to do
with influencing an election,"
the ADL letter to the FEC
said. It was signed by William
Oldaker and Stuart Gerson;
counsels for the ADL.
In reaction to the ADL news
conference, Dana Scanlon, a
press spokesperson for
LaRouche, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that "the
latest ADL statements concer-
ning Mr. LaRouche are a com-
bination of wild distortions and
lies." She repeated previous
LaRouche accusations against
the ADL, charging that the
Jewish organization is involv-
ed in drug trafficking and
organized crime.
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Carmelite Holocaust Victim To Be Honored
The order of Carmelites,
represented in this community
by the Fathers at Pope John
Paul II High School and the
Sisters at the Noreen McKeen
and Pennsylvania Residences,
are pleased to announce a
celebration in honor of Blessed
Titus Brandsma, 0. Carm., to
be held at St. Ignatius Loyola
Cathedral, 9999 Military Trail,
Palm Beach Gardens on Satur-
day, June 7 at 11:30 a.m.
A reception at the Penn-
sylvania Residence (Evernia
Street at South Flagler Drive,
West Palm Beach) will follow
the Liturgy.
Titus Brandsma, a Dutch
Carmelite priest, was a pro-
fessor, scholar and journalist
at the time of the Nazi occupa-
tion of the Netherlands.
An outspoken critic of the
Nazis, he became a defender of
the free Catholic press and
other religions. Arrested in
1942, he was imprisoned at
Dachau and used by the Nazis
for medical experiments until
his death in July of that year.
Father Titus Brandsma's
life, his death and the values
he lived will be celebrated on
June 7. Although there are still
many wounds and painful
memories from World War II,
by remembering Father Titus
on June 7, we acknowledge the
good that came through
despite the many horrors.
For more information please
call the community affairs
director, 655-8544.
Chaplain Aides Enjoy
Recognition Luncheon
By MURRAY J. KERN
There was an understated
elegance in the delicious lun-
cheon as Chaplain Aides and
their guests gathered at the
Morse Geriatric Center on
Monday, May 5 for the annual
recognition extended to the
Aides by the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
This meeting marked the
close of the seventh year for
the Chaplain Aide program,
which, under the direction of
Rabbi Alan R. Sherman,
serves the religious and social
needs of Jewish elderly in nur-
sing homes and retirement
centers.
Jeanne Glasser, in-
augurating her chairmanship
of the program for the 1986-87
year, in a brief address stress-
ed the need for volunteers dur-
ing the summer months ahead
at the 23 facilities served by
the Chaplaincy.
Chaplain Aide Jack Sitrin
oited a recent Passover Seder
at a nursing home which he
felt set a new high water mark
for Jewish religious obser-
vance in a non-denominational
home for the aged. This type of
recognition for the religious
and cultural needs of Jewish
residents in institutions has
become more prevalent in the
Palm Beach community, due in
large part to the efforts of the
Chaplaincy.
The hallmark of the Annual
Recognition Luncheon is the
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each other's work as they ex-
change experiences. The big
treat of the afternoon was the
song program of Jack and
Mildred Pitchon.
Bernice Schrier, program
chairperson, introduced them
as professional singers who
have appeared in musicals on
Broadway. The Pitchons
presented a medley of roman-
tic melodies that moved the au-
dience to call for more. The en-
core numbers from Fiddler on
the Roof were so delightful that
the program was interrupted
so that residents of the Morse
Geriatric Center could be
brought in to enjoy the
program.
Rabbi Sherman opened the
meeting with a prayer in
memory of Nettie Stein, who
had recently been appointed
Chaplain Aide program co-
chairperson, and Jack
Komitor, a member of the
Chaplain Aides since its incep-
tion. Two minutes of silence
was observed in their memory.
Sylvia Berger, newly ap-
pointed co-chairperson of the
Chaplain Aide program,
assisted Jeanne Glasser and
Rabbi Sherman in distributing
Certificates of Recognition to
the Chaplain Aides.
For more information on the
Chaplain Aide program, please
contact Rabbi Alan Sherman
at the office of the Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
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9 and 16, at the Jewish Family and Children's Service at 10
a.m. For more information, contact Carol Barack at
684-1991. This is a free service provided by the Vocational
Department.
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Agenda: Election of officers. All members are asked to
attend. Collation is served.
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Bank, Westgate, Century Village.
Refreshments and entertainment to follow. All members
and friends are invited.
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reservations for a matinee dinner-show at Burt Reynolds
Theatre in Jupiter, for Wednesday, Aug. 6.
A hilarious and exciting Neil Simon comedy will be
presented.
Donation: $28, gratuities included. For tickets, call: Mar-
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Tikvah West Palm Beach had their last meeting of the
season and elected new officers as follows: President, Jen-
nie Schuman; Vice Presidents, Miriam Kamelhar, Matilda
Blendes, Marty Mendelowitz. Shows will be run during the
summer. June 11: "Dancin' at Burt Reynolds Theatre;
July 30: "Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Royal Palm
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WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORT
The next meeting of the Covered Bridge Chapter will be
held on Thursday, June 5, 12:30 p.m., at the Clubhouse.
The new slate of officers will be installed followed by
special entertainment. Refreshments will be served. All are
welcome.
The North Palm Beach Chapter will sponsor a
"Conference for All Reasons" on Monday, June 16 at Tem-
ple Israel, 1901 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ORT promotes women's rights,
fights anti-Semitism, works for the security of Israel, is
very concerned about the plight of Soviet Jewry, and sup-
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JCDS Students Show Their Colors UJA Names New National Chairman
In Lag B'Omer Competition
On Tuesday, May 27, books and pencils were temporarily shelved
at the Jewish Community Day School as students participated in
a Lag B 'Omer Color War. The four teams, which were comprised
of scholars from all grade levels, displayed impeccable teamwork
and sportmanship as they mastered various challenging events.
The leap-frog relay was en-
joyed by everyone.
During the matzah race, Seth Abrama tried to whistle with a
mouthful of matza crumbs.
Martin F. Stein of Milwaukee was officially named National
Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal recently. The an-
nouncement was made by Robert E. Loup, Chairman of the
UJA Board of Trustees, at a special dinner in New York City
honoring outgoing National Chairman Alex Grass and mark-
ing the closing of the 1985-86 UJA/Federation Campaign.
UJA raised $733 million last year in partnership with local
Jewish federation campaigns. Among Stein's achievements
as a UJA leader has been the chairmanship of the Special
Task Force for Operation Moses. As a UJA National Vice
Chairman and Trustee, Stein pioneered and chaired the
highly innovative Community Leadership Consultation Pro-
gram, which brings UJA leadership to local communities to
consult on campaign planning. Formerly Chairman of the
Milwaukee Jewish Federation campaign, Stein also served as
Federation president; chaired the Wisconsin Israel Bonds
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American Friends of Hebrew University. His activities with
national Jewish organizations include leadership with
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new committee to rescue the
estimated 10,000 Jews remain-
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said was religious intolerance,
famine, disease, forced reset-
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their families in Ethiopia.
The 1,200 members of the
RA, attending their 86th an-
nual convention, said they will
seek aid from the U.S. and
Israeli governments and other
countries to develop a new
"Operation Moses and Sheba"
to bring Jews out of Ethiopia.
They urged the 850 Conser-
vative congregations with 1.5
million members in the U.S.
and Canada to participate in
the project.
About 10,000 Ethiopian
Jews were brought to Israel in
the winter of 1984-85 in a
secret airlift from Sudan dubb-
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Community Gathers At Camp Shalom To Mark
Israel's 38th Birthday
Hundreds of people turned out at Camp Shalom on Sunday, May
18 to join the festive celebration of Israel's S8th birthday. Spon-
sored jointly by the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish
Education Department of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County, the Yom Haatzmaut commemoration was marked by a
Spirit and Heroes Parade, entertainment, food and various ac-
tivities and displays attracting people of all ages.
The camp buzzed with enthusiasm throughout the day as the
community honored the past accomplishments of the Jewish State
and pledged its commitment to the future of Israel.
This contingent from Temple Israel was eager to march in the Lexers of the local Jewish community portrayed Israels finest during a
Independence Day parade. Heroes Parade.
special
Two-hundred children from area religious schools marched in
honor of Israel's 38th birthday.
Jeffrey L. Klein, Executive
Director of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, greeted the large
audience.
The Yom Haatzmaut celebration was especially cheerful for
the younger members of the community.
Master of Ceremonies Dr. Alan Le Roy
(foreground) introduced Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum,
who led several Israeli songs.
A replica of Safed's artist's colony displayed hand-
made arts and crafts.
A reproduction of the
Western Wall was the site of
handwritten messages.
Face-painting was a very popular activity.
The hay-wagon provided fun for young and old
alike.
Youngsters flipped over the Moonwalk.
The Golden Lakes Dancers entertained with tradi-
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Friday, June 6, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Hi-Tech Advances
Continued from Page 8
center in the United States is
already using and testing a
cancer detection kit manufac-
tured by Lev Scientific In-
dustries in Tel Aviv. Based on
a correlation between the
growth of certain enzymes in
urine and the growth of cancer
cells, the Lev Kit requires less
than 0.5 cubic centimeters of
urine. The kit, called
URILEV, enables a laboratory
to determine the effectiveness
of a cancer patient's treatment
allowing the physician to ad-
just the medication
accordingly.
Skin Substitute
Israeli doctors have become
well versed in dealing with
burn victims due to the five
wars since the War of In-
dependence. Plastic surgeons
in Israel now use an artificial
skin called Omiderm,
developed by Omikron Ltd. in
Rehovot. A thin, plastic,
transparent sheet (looking
somewhat like commercial
plastic for covering and wrap-
ping food) is sent to a nearby
nuclear reactor and blasted
with gamma rays which rear-
ranges the molecular structure
of the material, resulting in
strips of plastic which
'breathe' and protect like real
skin. Omiderm adheres protec-
tively to the wetness of the
wounded area, eliminates
much of the pain and can easily
and painlessly be peeled away
by a nurse or physician. The
product, which is now being
used in many hospitals and
clinics in Israel, has recently
received the approval of the
Federal Drug Administration
in the United States so it will
soon be marketed there.
It is difficult to pick up a
newspaper today without en-
countering yet another story
about developments forged by
Israeli scientists which will
make medical diagnosis, obser-
vation and treatment easier,
faster and cheaper. Ambitious
and imaginative technicians
who are working hand in hand
with a wealth of physicians
point to an even more produc-
tive and creative future in all
fields of scientific endeavor,
but particularly the never-
ending quest of man to con-
quer killer diseases.
Waldheim
Report
Continued from Page 1
hostile to Israel and Zionism
when he served as United Na-
tions Secretary General from
1972-81.
"I have visited Israel several
times and if I am elected I
would be glad to visit again in
order to contribute to improv-
ing relations between the two
countries and the two peoples.
I have quite a few friends in
Israel," Waldheim told the
newspaper.
As candidate of the conser-
vative People's Party,
Waldheim won 49.66 percent
of the vote in the May 4
Presidential elections in
Austria. He faces his Socialist
rival, Kurt Steyrer, in a run-
off election on June 8. He is
currently running six points
ahead oi Steyrer in public opi-
nion polls.
Omiderm, the skin-like material being produced in Israel, is
handled in ultra hygienic packing room.
For the Hebrew month of Iyar, the Jewish Community Day
School "Mensch of the Month" award winners were (left to
right) Mika Street, grade 2; Spencer Abrams, grade 2;
Michelle Dobinsky, grade 1; Barri Needle, grade 2; Aaron
Feld, kindergarten; Raphael Bensimon, grade 1; Sarah
Phillips, grade 1; Adam Schwartz, kindergarten; and Shayna
Cass, kindergarten.
JCC News
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: The administrative and
[>rogramming offices have moved to interim facilities
ocated at 700 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach 33409 (op-
posite Pantry Pride in the Westward Shopping Center).
The Senior Center will be moving to the above address on
or abftut July 1. You may call the Senior Center to confirm
that date.
The Pre-School will now encompass the entire facility at
2415 Okeechobee Blvd. Their new phone number is
689-6332. The JCC main phone number will remain
689-7700 and tie Senior Center will remain 689-7703.
"MINI CAMP" NEWS
The Jewish Community Center will conduct a "Mini
Camp" for Pre-Schoolers from June 9-12 and June 16-20
and for Jewish Community Day School students, public
school students and Pre-Schoolers on June 12 and June
16-20. No program will be held on June 13 due to Shavuot.
Fee: JCC members $13 per day; non-members $15 per day.
Drop-off at 8:45 a.m. Pick up at 4:45 p.m. at the JCC,
2415 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.
Enrollment is limited to children of working parents on-
ly. Pre-registration is necessary as space is limited.
Registration deadline is June 3.
Call 689-7700 for registration form and additional
information.
BUSINESS MEETING AND SPEAKER
The Prime Time Singles (60-plus) of the Jewish Com-
munity Center is schedued to meet on Thursday, June 5 at
7 p.m. at the Center (2415 Okeechobee Blvd.) for their mon-
thly business meeting. This will be followed by the even-
ing's speaker, urologist Dr. Peter Edgerton. Coffee will
round out the evening. Donation: $1.
HAPPY HOUR AT CHUCK AND HAROLD'S
The Young Singles of the JCC (20's and 30's) will enjoy a
Happy Hour on Friday evening, June 6 from 5-7 p.m. at
Chuck and Harold's in Palm Beach (207 Royal Poinciana
Way). Enjoy good drinks in a levely setting. Ask for us at
the door. Hostess: Susan Skolly, 533-0658. Donation: $1 for
the tip plus your own fare.
SPECIAL EVENT DANCE
On Saturday, June 7 from 9 p.m.-l a.m., the Jewish Com-
munity Center's Young Singles, Mid Singles and Single
Pursuits are invited to a dance at the Boca JCC. Don't miss
this chance to "go south" for an evening of music, dancing
and mingling. If you are interested in carpooling, call Ron
Warren 439-1131 or Hersh Rubinson 471-8488 and be at
the Center's new interim location, 700 Spencer Dr., West
Palm Beach at 7:45 p.m. Donation: $6. Location: 336
Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton.
REGGAE CARNIVAL
The Mid Singles (30's and 40's) and the Singles Pursuits
(40's-60) of the Jewish Community Center willgather Sun-
day evening, June 8 from 12 noon to sunset to enjoy a Reg-
gae Carnival at the Airport Hilton-Club 10. Meet at the
pool for good music, barbeque and drinks. Hostess: Carol
Messina, 471-0313. Donation: $1 plus your own fare.
SINGER ISLAND BEACH DAY
Have some fun in the sun. The Young Singles of the JCC
will meet on the beach in front of the Greenhouse on Singer
Island on Sunday, June 8 at 12:30 p.m. Look for the orange
and white umbrella and the flag with the JCC emblem.
Host: Alan Bernstein, 968-8402.
HAPPY HOUR AT CHAUNCY'S
The Mid Singles of the Jewish Community Center will
enjoy a Happy Hour at Chauncy's, located in the NCNB
Building on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. across from the
auditorium on Wednesday evening, June 11 from 5-7 p.m.
Hostess: Claudia Dabah, 478-0212. Donation: $1 for the tip
plus your own fare.
HAPPY HOUR AT McARTHUR'S VINEYARD
The Single Pursuits (40's-60) of the Jewish Community
Center wuT gather on Wednesday, June 11 from 5-7 p.m. at
McArthur's Vineyard at the Holiday Inn just off 1-95 at the
PGA west exit. Enjoy getting together in these comfor-
table and classy surroundings. Hostesses: Gert Pesacov,
844-7781 and Judy Weintraub. Donation: $1 plus your own
fare.
MOVIE NIGHT
The Young Singles of the Jewish Community Center will
get together at the Cinema 'N Drafthouse located at 3186
So. Congress Ave. (corner of 10th Ave. No. in Lake Worth)
on Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. After the movie, plan to
round out the evening with ice-cream. Hostess: Cathy
Miller, 588-7478. Donation: $1 plus your own fare.
MID SINGLES ONEG SHABBAT
The Mid Singles of the Jewish Community Center will
enjoy an Oneg Shabbat on Friday, June 13 at 9:30 p.m. at
the home of Jerry Zell. To top off the evening, the group
will play the trivia game about Judaism called Tradition.
Call Jerry at 694-2774 or Eileen Klein, 686-1753 to RSVP
and for directions.
CANOEING ON THE LOXAHATCHEE IN JUPITER
On Sunday, June 15 at 9:15 a.m., the Young Singles will
meet at the Center's new interim office at 700 Spencer Dr.
to carpool to Riverbend Park (lVi miles wesit of Exit 48 on
the lurnpike). There they will begin a five-hour leisurely
canoe trip on the Loxahatchee River from one end to the
other. It's a great adventure, so pack a cooler with food and
drink and join us for a day of summertime fun. Call Doug at
964-2103 or Ann at 689-7700 for more information. Dona-
tion: $10 for canoe rental.
BRUNCH AT HOULIHAN'S
The Mid Singles will meet at Houlihan's in the Palm
Beach Mall to enjoy Sunday Brunch at 11 a.m. on June 15.
Enjoy a reasonably priced brunch and great company. Ask
for our group at the door. Donation: $1 plus your own fare.
Call Ann for additional information at 689-7700.
BRUNCH AT MOTHER NATURE'S PANTRY
The Single Pursuits will get together on Sunday, June 15
at 12 noon to enjoy a unique brunch, which comes highly
recommended, at Mother Nature's Pantry on Singer Island
(one block So. of Portofino's). Afterwards, plan to go to the
beach. Hosts: Cynthia Kate and Hersh Rubinson, 471-8488.
Donation: $1 plus your own fare.
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
On Tuesday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m., the Single Pursuits
will meet at the home of Hersh Rubinson to enjoy good cof-
fee, good company and to participate in lively discussion.
Toby Chabon, an MSW with Palm Beach Junior College,
will lead the group on "Building Relationships." Please
RSVP by June 12 as space is limited. Call Hersh at
471-8488. Donation is $3 for JCC members, $4 for non-
members.
SENIORS TO ENJOY PICNIC AND BEACH
The Prime Time Singles (60 plus) of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will enjoy some fun in the sun on Thursday,
June 19 at Carlin Park. Bring your lunch. Charcoal grills
are available. Bus transportation provided from the
Carteret Bank at Century Village will leave at 9:30 a.m.
Reservations are necessary. Call Sally 478-9397 or Evelyn
686-6724 to join the group.
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Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title HI of the Older Americana Act provides transportation
to persons 60 years or older, who do not drive or cannot use
the public transportation system, serves Hot Kosher Meals in
a group setting, delivers Kosher meals to homebound persons
and offers daily educational and recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
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TRANSPORTATION
Persons 60 years or older
who live in our designated area
who need transportation to
doctors, treatment center,
social service offices, etc. can
call the Jewish Community
Center 689-7703 and ask for
Helen or Lillian. There is no
fee, but a contribution is re-
quested. Reservations must be
made at least 48 hours
advance.
KOSHER MEALS
The Kosher Lunch Connec-
tion at the Jewish Community
Center is a unique and in-
teresting dining experience.
The purpose of the program is
a simple one to add ioy to
the years and years to the ioy
of the lives of our older adults.
We offer an array of programs
in addition to nutritious hot
food. A variety of programs
and special events are planned
on a regular basis such as lec-
tures, musical presentations,
games and discussions on good
physical and mental daily liv-
ing. We especially feature
preventative health
information.
Monday, June 9 "Games"
with Fred Baumman.
Tuesday, June 10 "The
Festival of Shavuot," Nina
Stillerman.
Wednesday, June 11
"Hurricane Helplessness,"
Helen Gold.
Thursday, June 12
"Stress Management," Dr.
Scott Snyder.
Friday, June 13 CLOSED
FOR SHAVUOT
Monday, June 16
"Games" with Fred Bauman.
Tuesday, June 17 "Over-
view of New Dimensions'1 with
Carl Martin.
Wednesday, June 18
"Crisis Line" with Lydia
Heiden.
Thursday, June 19 To be
announced.
Friday, June 29 Dr.
Berlin, Chiropractor.
Call 689-7703 for more infor-
mation; ask for Carol or
Lillian.
KOSHER HOMEBOUND
MEALS
We serve homebound per-
sons 60 years or older who re-
quire a Kosher meal delivered
to their homes. This program
has aided people on both a
short and long-time basis.
There are no set fees for these
programs but contributions
are requested. Call Carol or
Lillian for information
689-7703.
Kosher meals are served
Monday through Friday at the
Jewish Community Center in
Del ray Beach at Congregation
Anshei Emuna. Kosher meals
are delivered to South County
homebound persons as well.
Call Nancy at 495-0806 for
information.
CLASSES AND
ACTIVITIES
Palm Beach County School
Board Adult Education
Classes
The Spring Session of the
Palm Beach County Adult
Education classes will end
June 13. Call Veronica for in-
formation and future classes at
689-7703.
STRESS AND
YOUR LIFE
Thursday, 1:30 p.m., Joyce
Hogan, instructor Last class
will be June 12.
A great class to learn how to
cope with everyday, pressure,
with techniques to improve
your health and sense of well-
being.
OTHER JCC
ACTIVITIES
Speakers Club Monday,
2:30 p.m. Ben Garfmkel, presi-
dent Learn the art of public
speaking.
Timely, Topics/Round
Table Discussion Monday,
2:15 p.m. A stimulating group
of men and women who enjoy
discussing all phases of cur-
rent events each week.
Moderators for June will be:
June 9, Carl Miller; June 16,
Sylvia Segal; June 23, Sylvia
Fletcher; June 30, Hershel
Kaplan.
VOLUNTEER NEWS
Do you want to become part
of the JCC "Family" to share
your talents, expertise and
time with us and in return we
promise you a wonderful
enriching experience.
Teachers for crafts, dancing
(circle, square, folk, etc.),
directors for choirs; accom-
panists for musical programs,
persons to help package food
for home delivered meals,
drivers t6 deliver meals, and
people interested in working
with pre-school children are
needed. Please call Nina
Stillerman for an interview ap-
pointment at 689-7703
SPECIAL PRESENTATION AT THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY CENTER KOSHER MEAL PROGRAM
On Tuesday, June 17, the popular Carl Martin will provide an
overview of New Dimensions. He will present special mini class
experience. Enjoy this unique program along with a delicious
Kosher lunch. A day you should not miss. There is no fee but par-
ticipants are asked to make a contribution. Call Carol or Lillian
for reservations 689-7703.
Day School Holds
Annual Meeting
The Jewish Community Day
School of Palm Beach County
recently held its Annual
Meeting, at which time year-
end reports were given and the
election and installation of new
officers and board members
took place.
Over 50 people attended as
Max Tochner, past president
and chairman of the
nominating committee, install-
ed the new board of directors.
Officers for 1986-87 are: Presi-
dent, Dr. Arthur Virshup; Vice
President-Administration,
Robert Abrams; Vice
President-Education, Barry
Krischer; Vice President-
Finance, Phillip Siskin; Vice
President-Fundraising, Marva
Perrin; Vice President-Legal,
Marilyn Cane; Secretary,
Alfred Schrager; and
Treasurer, Marvin Rosen.
The annual report of the ex-
ecutive director, given by Bar-
bara Steinberg, reflected the
school's growing enrollment,
continually enriched and
developing curriculum, ex-
citing new and continuing holi-
day and special programs, and
our plans for the coming year.
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JCCs: The Jewish Connection
(Part One of a
Two-Part Series)
By MURRAY ZUCKOFF
NEW YORK (JTA) The
Jewish Community Centers
(JCCs) of North America are
embarked on an ambitious and
innovative plan to prevent
ethnic amnesia from erasing
the Je\fi^ last and distorting
the imageTJrthe' Jewish future.
The JCCs are mobilizing
their forces and resources to
prevent the next generation of
Jews from becoming "disap-
peared Jews," Jews for whom
Judaism will no longer be a
matter of pride and fulfillment
and no longer a matter of con-
cern in their daily lives; Jews
for whom Judaism will be a
matter of irrelevance and
irreverence.
There is an imperative con-
cern among Jewish communal
leaders that meaningful and
planned action must be taken
now to reinforce and rein-
vigorate Jewish traditions,
culture and values.
Jewish communal leaders in-
volved in the JCCs are of the
opinion that the continuity of
Jewishness in an open
democratic society which
characterizes the United
States and Canada is not
automatic nor guaranteed.
There are too many en-
ticements to assimilation, too
many inducements to ignore, if
not to forget, the rich heritage
that is Judaism. It is all too
easy in an open society for the
Jewish memory gears to be
stripped and for ethnic
amnesia to ensue.
To assure Jewish continuity,
JCC leaders interviewed in
Toronto by the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency at the re-
cent biennial convention of the
JWB, the continental associa-
tion of JCCs, asserted that
there must be a massive infu-
sion of what several of them
referred to as "Jewishkeit" in-
to the. bloodstream of the
American Jewish community.
That objective, they said,
can only be achieved by max-
imizing the effectiveness of
Jewish education, and the
place to do so is in the JCCs,
the "home" of the Jewish com-
munity. The JCCs, they said,
are the retaining walls of the
Jewish community and the ce-
ment that holds the walls
together is Jewish education.
The JCC leaders have,
therefore, undertaken what
amounts to a revolutionary ef-
forts to revamp and to restruc-
ture the JCCs in North
America as institutions of in-
tensive, all-pervasive Jewish
education, not only for
members but for professional
staffs as well.
The JCCs must become more
intensely the Jewish connec-
tion, linking the past with the
future, JCC leaders told the
JTA at the JWB convention
which was attended by some
1,000 delegates from the
United States and Canada and
abroad, including Israel, many
of them in their 20's, 30*s and
40's.
The days when JCCs were
primarily institutions of
recreational activities with
relatively incidental Jewish
education qua Jewish educa-
tion is no longer sufficient to
meet the changing needs of to-
day's Jewish communities in a
world marked increasingly by
the computerization of the
human condition and the
trivialization of the Jewish
ethos. The old type JCC is ob-
solete and an albatross around
the neck of the Jewish com-
munity, JWB leaders averred.
Thus, the JWB last year,
after an 18-month study by a
blue ribbon commission of lay
and professional leaders ex-
perienced in Center work,
Jewish education and Federa-
tions, representing a broad
range of Jewish interests and
ideologies, issued a report and
recommendations on Maximiz-
ing Jewish Educational Effec-
tiveness of Jewish Community
centers. It was presented to a
special JWB convention in
Miami in February, 1985. The
blue ribbon commission was
chaired by Morton Mandel of
Cleveland, a past president of
the JWB and presently chair-
man of the Jewish Education
Committee of the Jewish
Agency.
The aim of the commission
was "to examine the JCC role
in the vital area of Jewish
education, and to determine
how the JCC can best use its
unique capabilities to sustain
and fortify Jewish education
. and to fine-tune and inten-
sify Jewish programs and ser-
vices," the commission stated
in its report.
A Committee on Implemen-
tation was established to move
the blue ribbon panel study
from the drawing board into
the Center field: to meet with
JCC lay leaders and profes-
sional staffs in cities across the
U.S. in order to exchange
ideas, programs and activities
and to coordinate and
systematize ways to make
JCCs more effective in con-
tributing to the continuity of
Jewish life.
The committee submitted a
"Mandate for Action" to the
JWB convention in Toronto.
The mandate was described as
"a long-term commitment to
help the Center movement
realize its full potential, to con-
tinue to upgrade standards for
practice, and to marshal the
resources necessary to en-
courage Centers to see Jewish
education as a vital priority."
To maintain and sustain the
momentum gained in the
period between the Miami and
Toronto conventions, during
which many of the 200 JCCs
began to redefine and redirect
their activities, a Committee
on Jewish Educational
Enhancement has been
established.
The concern JCC leaders
have about enhancing Jewish
education is not rhetorical nor
a matter of shibboleths. It is
one of great urgency. This con-
cern was dramatically describ-
ed by Mandel in an interview
with the JTA.
"In my judgement," he said,
"the young people of tomor-
row are not going to choose to
be Jewish because of the
Holocaust or because of anti-
Semitism or because they
grew up in a ghetto because
they are not growing up in a
ghetto and they don't
remember the Holocaust ex-
cept insofar as we keep remin-
ding them of it, and they don't
run into anti-Semitism.
They're going to choose to be
Jewish because they see some
point, they see some values."
Continuing, Mandel said:
"The ambience we grew up in
is gone. Children don't grow
up in homes filled with
Jewishness. We therefore
have to create an environment
where people can connect with
their Jewish past, and the
Centers provide or must pro-
vide that kind of environment
so that there will be a Jewish
future. That's the game, other-
wise we're going to lose peo-
ple." The old JCC model,
Mandel observed, "where
Jews came to but which was
not a place of Jewish inculca-
tion oi Jewish history, Jewish
tradition and Jewish thought,
is not what we need today. The
Center has to be the center of
Jewishkeit, the place that
strengthens the Jewish
connection."
The role of the JCCs as in-
stitutions of forging the links
between the past and the
future was also underlined.
"Throughout Jewish history,
each generation has had to
struggle with how best to sus-
tain and invigorate Jewish life
so that what is passed on to the
next generation would be no
less than what they received,"
said Lester Pollack, chairman
of the board of the Associated
YM-YWHAs of Greater New
York.
"The Jewish Community
Center movement has played
and is playing an important
role in linking the Jewish past
and the Jewish future. It's do-
ing this because the Center is
an open door to lots of dif-
ferent people who want the
Jewish experiential activity,
whether it's social, recrea-
tional, cultural or
therapeutic."
Many marginal, uncommit-
ted Jews, or even some who
have dropped out find that
they can "touch the issue of
Jewishness" in a Center,
Pollack said. But this assumes
the JCCs are the foun-
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The nature of the task facing
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precludes any quick fix
schemes," Pollack observed.
"To help the Center field meet
its obligations will require a
long-term, continuing commit-
ment on the part of the JWB
and the Jewish Community
Center movement. A key ele-
ment in this process is
upgrading the Jewish educa-
tion levels of the JCC profes-
sional staff by providing learn-
ing opportunities locally in
North America and in Israel.
"Some of the larger Centers
have hired rabbis and other
Jewish education professionals
to stimulate staff Jewish
education and assist in pro-
gram development," Pollack
said. "Still others have made
use of the scholar-in-residence
concept to achieve the same
end. The upgrading of profes-
sional staff Jewish education is
a key component in optimizing
Center Jewish educational
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Pollack also noted that the
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The Rabbinical Corner
DEVOTED TO DISCUSSION OF THEMES AND ISSUES RELEVANT TO JEWISH LIFE. PAST AND PRESENT
Shavuot: Receiving The Torah
By RABBI
AVROM L. DRAZIN
Congregation Beth Kodesh
Of Boynton Beach
The Festival of Shavuot has
taken on various meanings
throughout Jewish history.
With the progression of time
its dimensions have changed.
Originally the emphasis was on
Hag Ha'Katzir, the Harvest
Festival, counting 50 days
after Passover, 50 days of the
offering of the Omer of Barley,
p thanksgiving for G-d's
bounty.
Later, when agricultural
observances had less meaning
in an urbanized society, the
historical aspect of Shavuot
was re-emphasized. Now the
emphasis was on Zman Mattan
Torah the Time of the Giv-
ing of the Torah. In contem-
porary times Shavuot has
become that festival when
young Jewish adults confirm
their identities as Jews, and
their acceptance of the
teachings of Torah.
In this spirit, it is time to em-
phasize that additional dimen-
sion of the observance of
Shavuot. Today it is essential
that we observe and celebrate
not only the historical Matan
Torah the revelation or giv-
ing of the Torah but its
logical contemporary exten-
sion Kabbalat Hatorah
receiving the Torah. Because
we live in a world in which we
are easily distracted from our
Jewish values and com-
mitments, it is essential and
meaningful that we set aside a
time when we consciously re-
direct ourselves to the Torah,
and rededicate ourselves to its
teachings and those traditions
derived from them.
While it is essential that
young adults confirm their
commitment to Judaism, sym-
bolizing the completion of an
important phase of their
Jewish education, it is essen-
tial that all Jews reconfirm
their commitment. Shavuot
recall? to mind that the Torah
was presented not only to
those who stood at Sinai to
receive the Torah directly, but
to each and every succeeding
generation.
The means of expressing
Kabbalat Hatorah, receiving
the Torah, are already in
place. We decorate our homes
and synagogues with greens
and flowers, symbolic of the
spring harvest, and the fact
that Torah gives us spiritual
life and sustenance. On
Shavuot we attend the
synagogue and identify
ourselves as part of that com-
munity which has received the
Torah. And we study Torah.
What better way to
acknowledge our acceptance
of G-d's gift of the Torah, than
to devote ourselves to its
study? One of the traditions in-
troduced by the Kabbalists
was to remain awake and
study throughout the first
night of Shavuot. This tradi-
tion was called Mishmar the
Watch, and each individual
studied according to his level
of knowledge and training.
Some studied the special Tvc-
kun Hatzot, a compendium of
opening and closing passages
of each Torah portion, and the
other books of the Tanach.
Some studied the Book of
Ruth, the Moabite princess
who accepted the privileges
and responsibilities of Torah.
Others studied the various
books of Torah and Talmud as
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gregations are instituting the
Mishmar, with study groups of
all ages gathering to study and
learn the meaning of Shavuot.
How meaningful this is just
before the summer when most
of us seem to become
somewhat lax in our Jewish
commitments! As we prepare
to leave our homes and travel
away from our familiar sur-
roundings, from our homes
and synagogues which remind
us who we are and what we
are, a significant reminder is
most appropriate.
Let us also remember that
the Torah was given in a
nondescript place a midbar
a wilderness. Torah was
given with little preparation
and little ceremony to remind
us that Torah was accepted
because it was Torah and
nothing else and to remind us
that our love of Torah should
not be preceded by other
motives, whether they be
material, eye-pleasing, tasteful
or ceremonial. Let us concen-
trate on the real meaning of
Judaism and the Mitzvot.
As we join our friends and
loved ones in the synagogue to
worship on the first day of
Shavuot, let us picture
ourselves standing there at the
foot of Sinai. Let us rededicate
ourselves, heart and soul to
the ideals and principles of the
Torah, to the great and
glorious heritage of our
forefathers and our magnifi-
cent past. Let us do this with
faith, humility and simplicity
... the meaningful
characteristics of the Jew. Let
us answer the challenge of the
ages by proclaiming once
again, as our ancestors did at
Sinai Na-aseh V'nishman
"we will do, and we will
accept."
May we all be blessed with a
Chag Sameach a happy and
healthy festival of Shavuot.
Area Deaths
AIG
Anna. 88, of West Pmlm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel. West Plam Beach.
BROMBEBG
William, 94, of 2717 Emory Drive W West
Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home. West Palm Beach.
COHEN
Alfred. 84. of Century Village. West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
GOLDBERG
Arthur, 68, of 141 Andover F, Century
Village, West Palm Beach. Northwood
Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
HEUER
Hanna, 75, of West Palm Beach, Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
MAYS
Gloria, 68. of West Palm Beach. Levitt
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
SCHLEIFER
Toby. 79, of West Palm Beach. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Beach.
SHAPIRO
Estelle, 86, of 1701 S. Flagier Drive, West
Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home. West Palm Beach.
VANDAM
Harold, 63. of Dudley Drive E West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
ZISSER
Abraham, 7K ,lury
Village, west PUm Bead Kivride Cuar
dian Funeral Home. West Palm Baaeh
Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
CENTRAL CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE OP THE PALM
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:15 p.m. and Saturday 9:30
a.m. at The Jewish Community Day School, 5801 Parker Ave.,
West Palm Beach. Mailing address: 5737 Okeechobee Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33409. Phone 478-2922. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch,
Hazzan Israel Barzak.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM: 5348 Grove Street,
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212 Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai
Spektor. Daily and Saturday services 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday:
8:30 a.m., traditional service at 5 p.m. and a late service at 8:15
p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
CONGREGATION BETH KODESH OF BOYNTON BEACH:
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin, Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30
a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services 6:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha followed by Sholoah
Suedos.
LAKE WORTH JEWISH CENTER: Dillman Road Free
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33406.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. President Murray
Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagier Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Cantor Elaine Shapiro. 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 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services daily 8:30 a.m. Friday evening 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, BeUe Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: Lions Club, 700 Camelia Dr., Royal
Palm Beach. Mailing address: PO Box 104,650 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Seymour Friedman. Phone 793-9122.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Cantor Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath
services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday
and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Sabbath services, Fri-
day 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
TREASURE COAST JEWISH CENTER Congregation Beth
Abraham: 3257 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. 287-8833. Mail-
ing Address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and first Saturday of each month 10 a.m.
ORTHODOX
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Phone 689-4675. Sabbath services 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
REFORM
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL: 1592 Floresta, P.O. Box
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEMPLE BETH AM-THE REFORM TEMPLE OF JUPITER-
TEQUESTA: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone 747-1109.
Rabbi Alfred L. Friedman. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428. Rabbi David Kraus. Sabbath Service*
Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960, mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Steven R.
Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone 793-2700.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagier Dr.. West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantorial Soloist
Susan Weiss. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall. 4000 Washington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rabbi
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471-1526.
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Friday, June 6, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Ruth Levow Named Education
Director At Temple Israel
Candle lighting Time
JJL June 6 7:51 p.m.
^ June 13 7:53 p.m.
TEMPLE ISRAEL
On Friday, June 6 Temple
Israel will celebrate Family
Night Shabbat Service. During
this Shabbat Service Ron
Levinson will be honored as
Youth Group Leader. Present-
ly Ron and his wife Beth are
active in the Jewish Communi-
ty Center's newly formed
Young Couples Club. Rabbi
Howard Shapiro will conduct
the service. Susan Weiss will
be the cantorial soloist.
Services on Friday night will
begin at 8 p.m. Everyone is
invited.
On Friday, June 13 Temple
Israel will celebrate the most
joyous holiday Shabbat service
of Shavuot combined with the
confirmation of: Heather
Chauncey, daughter of David
and Marcia Chauncey; Seth
Becker, son of Joshua and
Patricia Becker; Lisa
Feldmesser, daughter of Mark
and Elaine Feldmesser; and
Mark Leibovit, son of Buddy
and Ann Leibovit.
Rabbi Shapiro will conduct
the service. Susan Weiss will
be the cantorial soloist.
During the evening service
child-care will be provided.
TEMPLE JUDEA
Rabbi Joel Levine will speak
on the "Upcoming School
Board Elections" during Tem-
ple Judea Sabbath Services,
Friday, June 13 at 8 p.m. at St.
Catherine's Cultural Center.
Cantor Anne Newman will
chant the music.
Rabbi Levine will explain the
problems behind the school
board elections and our
responsibility as Jews to pro-
tect the rights of all American
citizens as specified in the Bill
of Rights. Rabbi Levine's ser-
mon will initiate an essential
part of Temple Judea's new
comprehensive social action
program, chaired by board
member Mary Parker. This
program will continue
throughout the summer.
During Services, Adam and
Jon Steinmetz, sons of Dr. Neil
and Ruth Steinmetz, will par-
ticipate in the Kiddush
ceremony in honor of their
B'nai Mitzvah the following
morning. Following services,
Dr. and Mrs. Steinmetz will
host an oneg shabbat in honor
of Adam and Jon.
Temple Judea's June 14 Sab-
bath morning service will be
held at the Hyatt Palm
Beaches beginning at 9:30 a.m.
During services, Adam and
Jon Steinmetz will observe
their B'nai Mitzvah. They will
conduct the entire service and
receive their Soviet Jewry
twinning certificates. Follow-
ing services, the congregation
invited to a Kiddush, hosted
by Dr. and Mrs. Steinmetz.
Rabbi Joel Levine will speak
on "Reform Jews: Israel's Op-
pressed Minority" during
Temple Judea Sabbath Ser-
vices, Friday, June 20 at 8
p.m.
During services, Clint Ari
Ehrlich will observe his Bar
Mitzvah. Clint will receive his
Soviet twinning certificate
from Douglas H. Kleiner,
Assistant Executive Director
of the Jewish Federation.
Clint's mother, Lynne Ehrlich,
is Director of the Women's
Division of the Jewish Federa-
tion. Clint will receive a Bar
Mtizvah charge from Rabbi
Levine and from Barbara
Steinberg, Executive Director
of the Jewish Community Day
School.
The congregation is invited
to the oneg shabbat sponsored
by Clint's mother Lynne
Ehrlich. Child care will be
under the direction of Miriam
Ruiz.
For more information about
Temple Judea, call the temple
office.
Temple Israel is proud to an-
nounce that Ruth T. Levow
will be assuming the position
of Director of Education for all
facets of the temple's educa-
tional program. Ruth will be
responsible for both the
religious school and the adult
education program.
Ruth comes to temple with
30 years experience in all
phases of Jewish education.
She has developed educational
materials, been a curriculum
consultant, and is currently
the publisher and owner of
"The Learning Plant," A
Jewish education oriented
publishing house.
Ruth has been the director of
education of Temple Beth El in
West Palm Beach; the founder
Rath T. Levow
and director of the Teacher
Center in Milwaukee, Wise.;
the co-founder and supervisor
of the Community Machon
Program; and co-founder and
chairperson of the Jewish
Educators Council of the Palm
Beaches.
Rabbi Howard Shapiro,
spiritual leader of Temple
Israel, has stated that "The
temple family is very excited
to welcome Ruth on board. We
look forward to deepening our
commitment to a quality
Jewish education for our
youngsters and to enriching
the Jewish lives of adults."
Ceceil Tishman, current
director of education of Tem-
ple Israel for the past five
years, will be retiring from the
education field. Mrs. Tishman
was recently honored by the
temple for her love and caring
of the temple's youngsters and
for her commitment to thetf"
Jewish knowledge. ~
Israel Bonds Leaders Bar Mitzvah
Hold Briefing Session
JCCs
Continued from Page 17
plans" to stimulate ongoing
educational development.
Center educational ac-
tivities, according to JCC
leaders, should be geared to at-
tracting and involving the
unaffiliated, fortifying those
who are already Jewishly com-
mitted, deepening understan-
ding of Israel and its meaning
for the Jewish people, develop-
ing future Jewish leadership,
helping people learn to live ful-
ly as Jews in an open society,
and helping people to ar-
ticulate the meaning of being
Jewish.
JCC leaders at both the
Miami and Toronto conven-
tions expressed unbridled en-
thusiasm for the new direction
in which the JCCs are moving.
They are convinced that the
"Mandate for Action" is a mis-
sion possible. They are con-
vinced that the JCCs are and
will become increasingly the
foundries in which the chain of
Jewish continuity is forged.
(Next Issue: Part Two)
Peres
Continued from Page 4-
he is ready for negotiations
over virtually everything at
any time in any place. It's a
good formula, one that keeps
the ball in the Arabs' court.
Unfortunately, no one seems
ready to play.
(Near East Report)
Rubin L. Breger, Executive
Director of Palm Beach Coun-
ty State of Israel Bonds, led a
Bond Seminar on Wednesday,
May 21 at the Hyatt Palm
Beaches for area stockbrokers
and financial planners.
Twenty-five men and women
attended the early morning
brakfast meeting to hear
Breger explain the new,
higher-yielding securities and
how they can be used for
retirement plans and deferred
giving plans.
Co-chairmen of the Palm
Beach County Israel Bonds
campaign are Stanley Brenner
of Laventhol and Horwath and
Robert S. Levy, Esq. The In-
vestment Advisory Commmit-
tee consists of Barry Berg
with Ernst and Whinney,
CPA; Marshall Brass with
Merrill Lynch and chairman of
the Israel Bonds Stockbrokers
Division; Ted Hoffman with
Shearson Lehman Brothers;
Jonathan S. Kruger with the
National Planning Corpora-
tion; Steven L. Schwarzberg
with Honigman, Miller,
Schwartz and Cohn and chair-
man of the Bonds Attorneys
Division; and Jerome H.
Tishman, associate chairman
of the Campaign Cabinet.
The new securities, variable
rate issue Bonds (VRI) and in-
dividual variable rate issue
Bonds (IVRI), offer com-
petitive interest rates and
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attractive to the investor. The
VRI pays a minimum base of
7Vfe percent per year plus half
the excess, if any, of the
average prime rate over 7%
percent on each August 1 and
February 1. Initial purchase
must be $25,000 or more; addi-
tional units of $5,000 are
available if purchased within
12 months of a subscription of
$25,000.
The rVRI pays a minimum of
6 percent per year plus half the
excess, if any, of the average
prime rate over 6 percent on
each April 1 and October 1. In-
itial purchase must be $10,000
or more; additional units of
$2,500 are available if purchas-
ed within 12 months of
subscription for $10,000.
Berger also announced that
IVRIs can be purchased for an
IRA account with an initial
purchase available in $2,000
units.
Following Breger's presen-
tation there was a question-
and-answer period. Prospectus
and printed materials were
distributed to those present.
The Israel Bond office will
gladly answer any questions
about these or other Bond
issues.
Clint Ehrlich
CLINT EHRLICH
Clint Ehrlich, son of Mrs.
Lynne Ehrlich, will become a
Bar Mitzvah on June 20, at
Temple Judea. Clint is a
seventh grade student at the
Jewish Community Day
School, where he has been ac-
tive in many extra curricular
activities.
In addition to having been a
member of both the soccer and
basketball teams, he has also
been a Day School represen-
tative at the Regional Science
Fair for the last two years.
Clint has also been involved in
the Royal Poinciana Children's
Theater Group, and he recent-
ly appeared with the Actors
Repertory Theater Group in a
production of All My Sons.
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