The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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Massacre in Istanbul
Synagogue Leaves 21 Dead
At least 21 Jewish worship-
pers were massacred early
Saturday morning as they
began Shabbat services in
their newly refurbished
synagogue in Istanbul,
Turkey. Two Arab gunmen,
blown themselves up with
First reports indicated that
the dead included seven rab-
bis. However, later dispatches
from Turkey mentioned that
two cantors had been killed
posing as photographers bar- and not any spiritual leaders,
red the doors and attacked the Rabbi David Asseo, Istanbul's
congregation with submachine
guns and hand grenades. The
gunmen were found dead after
the 3-5 minute attack, having
chief rabbi, was at first
thought to have been wound-
ed, but a subsequent phone call
to his residence confirmed that
he had not been in attendance
at the synagogue.
Ten worshippers escaped
unharmed, several of them
women who had been sitting in
a separate area upstairs. The
synagogue, Neve Shalom, is
the oldest and largest of Istan-
bul's houses of worship, and is
located in the Karakoy district
near the Galata Tower on the
European side of the
Continued on Page 3
Children from Israel's southern Arava-Negev region enjoy
themselves daring the recent inauguration of the Jewish Na-
tional Fund's four-acre, man-nude lake at Timna Valley
Park, located at King Solomon's mines. The official opening
of the lake concludes the first stage of JNF's multi-million-
dollar, land-development project, which will include ar-
chaeological wonders, recreational facilities, road networks
and a visitors' center.
Peres: Israel Will Not Present
Soviet Union with Ultimatums
Federation/JCC to Go Forward
With Community Campus
Haverhill Road Site Chosen
Prime Minister Shimon Peres
indicated last Thursday that
Israel was not imposing condi-
tions on the Soviet request to
send a consular mission to
Speaking to reporters dur-
ing a tour of Afula, Peres said
Israel is negotiating out of a
sense of mutuality, which he
called an accepted principle in
Asked if Israel made an
The Boynton Beach
Branch Office of the
Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County
will re-open on
September 15. The of-
fice is located at 3625
South Congres s
Avenue, Suite 102. For
more information con-
tact Sylvia Lewis,
Director, at 737-0746.
Israeli consular mission to
Moscow and freedom of
emigration for Soviet Jews
conditions for granting the
Soviet consular request, Peres
replied: "I don't think one
should approach every
negotiation with an ultimatum
in his hand. It is not necessary
it is mutuality, not
negotiators "asked for some
points" during their meeting
Aug. 18 with Israeli
negotiators "and we are also
asking for some points. This is
the normal way to negotiate." d*ar *"* things being con-
sidered, the site on Haverhill
colleagues Road was the one on which we
by Natan
After months of discussion
and deliberation, the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, in cooperation with
the Jewish Community Center
of the Palm Beaches, will go
forward together to build "the
finest group of Jewish com-
munal institutions to provide
quality service to all segments
of the Palm Beach County
Jewish Community." This an-
nouncement was made jointly
by Erwin H. Blonder, Presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County and
Zelda Pincourt, President of
the Jewish Community
"It has been a long and dif-
ficult process," stated Erwin
H. Blonder. "But the results of
our combined efforts will be all
the more fruitful and our
understanding of the com-
munity's needs is now that
much more profound."
"In reviewing all of our op-
tions it became increasingly
Peres and his
were criticized
Continued on Page 2
could most effectively raise the
funds necessary to complete
this all important project,"
stated Zelda Pincourt. "In con-
sulation with the Jewish
Welfare Board, the national
agency for Jewish Community
Centers, and the Jewish Com-
munity Center's architects, it
was clear that the Haverhill
Road site was more than ade-
quate to house all of the
facilities necessary to service
our fast growing community.
The original plans for building
of the Jewish Community
Center facility will remain the
same. Space requirements will
not be compromised and the
facility will be one which the
Jewish community of the Palm
Beaches will be proud to call
its own."
Plans are currently under
way to immediately raise the
necessary funds for the Jewish
Community Campus, which
will house in addition to the
Jewish Community Center
facility, the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County and, possibly in the
future, the Jewish Community
Day School.
"It is time to go forward as a
strong united Jewish com
munity," stated Mr. Blonder
and Ms. Pincourt. "The needs
of our community must be first
and foremost in our minds as
we embark on this historic
campaign. We call upon the
total Jewish community to
share in building our future."
The Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County is the cen-
tral planning, budgeting and
fund raising agency of the
overall Jewish community.
The Jewish Community
Center is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County's annual
campaign. The Jewish Com-
munity Center provides social,
educational, cultural and
recreational programs to all
age groups.
For further information on
the Jewish community campus
capital campaign, contact \
jorie Scott, 832-2120.
Introducing a New Look
25 Years Serving The Jewish Community
Update/Opinion by Toby
Wilk has returned after a
summer hiatus... page 13
Community Centenarian
Celebrated... page 7
Noted Genealogist To
Address Education Brunch
. page 3
Midrasha To Begin
Classes Sept. 17... page 2
The Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County has in-
troduced a new logo to
celebrate its 25th anniversary
this year, announced Erwin H.
Blonder, President of the
Jewish Federation.
Designed by Barbara Gor-
don Associates, the logo il-
lustrates the Federation's "25
Years Serving the Jewish
Community" of the Palm
Beaches. The slogan is incor-
porated within the original
"We wanted to announce to
the community that we are
proud of what Federation has
accomplished over the past
quarter of a century of respon-
ding to the needs of the Jewish
population of the Palm
Beaches as well as to Jews in
Israel and overseas," stated
Mr. Blonder. "By using this
special logo throughout the
year, we are making the state-
ment that not only are we
highlighting our past but that
we are looking forward to
many more years of preserv-
ing and enhancing Jewish
In order to provide services
to achieve this end, Federation
is the central fund-raising,
planning and budgeting agen-
cy for the organized Jewish

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 12, 1986
Rassler Re-Appointed
Chair of YAD
Midrasha-Judaica High School
Gearing Up For an Innovative Year
Scott Rassler has been re-
appointed Chairman of the
Young Adult Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County for the second
year, according to Erwin H.
Blonder, President of the
Four Vice Chairmanship
positions have also been
created to accommodate the
expanding scope of the YAD.
Joining Mr. Rassler in the
leadership of the YAD will be
Howard Herman, Vice Chair-
man for Missions and Com-
munity Affairs; Steven
Ellison, Vice Chairman for
Membership Recruitment and
Business Networking; Tony
Lampert, Vice Chairman for
Campaign; and Marty List,
Vice Chairman for Program
In commenting on the ap-
pointments, Mr. Blonder said,
'I am pleased that Scott has
accepted the chairmanship of
the YAD once again. Through
his leadership, the YAD is fast
becoming a viable and impor-
tant part of our Federation.
He has brought together a
talented and committed group
of young adults to assist him
ana I am convinced that this
will be an excellent year for
the division."
A graduate of the Federa-
tion's Leadership Develop-
ment Program, Mr. Rassler is
also active in the general com-
munity. He is Philips Point
Building Campaign Chairman
for the United Way, a member
of the Business Unit Group of
the Boca Raton Museum of
Art, and he has served on the
Board of Directors of Junior
Achievement of South Florida,
Inc. A graduate of the Duke
University School of Law, Mr.
Rassler is a corporate attorney
with Wolf. Block, Schorr and
Soviet Union
Continued from Page 1
Shcharansky and members of
the Tehiya Party, following
unconfirmed press reports
that Israel was not demanding
an Israeli consular mission to
Moscow as a condition for
receiving a Soviet mission in
ACCEPTING honorary
citizenship of Afula, Peres at-
tacked government
bureaucracy for wasting
millions of dollars, and said
people should be paid a fair
rate for their work, rather
than having to speculate on
the stock market.
He praised the residents of
Afula for trying to maintain
good relations with their Arab
neighbors, despite frequent
murderous terrorist attacks on
residents during the past year
or so.
On another matter, the
Premier said that when he
meets Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria
this week, he would take
"three no's" with him. He was
referring to the Arab League's
"three no's" at the Khartoum
Conference of some years ago:
no recognition of Israel, no
negotiation with Israel and no
peace with Israel. But Peres
said his no's would be "no war,
no terrorism and no refusal to
Scott Rassler
Howard Berman, an Assis-
tant State Attorney and a
former Assistant Dean at
Nova University, received his
JD from Nova University. He
currently is an instructor at
the Palm Beach Junior College
Police Academy and Nova
University and an arbitrator
for the Better Business
Bureau. Mr. Berman has been
active in Federation having
S-aduated from its Leaderhsip
evelopment Program and
has served on the Communica-
tions Committee and Young
Adult Division Task Force. He
also is a member of B'nai
Steven Ellison served on the
Young Adult Division Task
Force last year. An attorney
with Jones and Foster, P.A.,
he received his JD from the
University of Florida College
of Law where he was an editor
of the Law Review and a
member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Tony Lampert also was ac-
tive with YAD from its incep-
tion. He has been a member of
the Super Sunday Committee
Continued on Page 5-
This year, more than ever,
the place to be for Jewish
teenagers on Wesdnesday
nights is Midrasha. Many in-
novations will mark the open-
ing of classes, Sept. 17, 6:30
p.m., at the Jewish Communi-
ty Day School, 5801 Parker
Avenue, West Palm Beach, to
make this a most exciting and
rewarding year.
In response to a suggestion
by parents and students, a
half-hour social period will be
built into the regular three
period schedule. This time,
replete with music and snacks,
will give the Jewish teens who
attend Midrasha a chance to
get to know one another bet-
ter. ''We have always
recognized the need for Jewish
teenagers, who tend to be
isolated geographically in
pockets throughout the Palm
Beaches, to meet together in a
social atmosphere. Now, for
the first time, we have built
that social component into the
ongoing structured program,"
stated Ann Lynn Lipton,
Jewish Education Director of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and Director of
In addition, some weeks
special events will be held dur-
ing the social period such as
Israeli dancing and singing,
Israel Night, holiday celebra-
tions, and more. Another ex-
citing innovation during this
time will be the introduction of
six "issues forums." Outside
speakers have been invited to
discuss subjects that face
Jewish teens and their parents
today. There will be separate
sessions for each followed by
small group discussions.
The forum, in cooperation
with the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, will begin
with a serious problem in this
Soviet Jewish Refugees Say...
You Make The Difference!
To receive, free of charge, a Soviet Jewry
Newsletter to be published by the Soviet Jewry
Task Force of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, call:
JACK KARAKO, Staff Associate
Women's Division
1987 Campaign Major Events
B&P Campaign Event
Lion of Judah
$5,000 minimum commitment
Pacesetters Luncheon
$1,200 minimum commitment
Jewish Federation ol Palm Beach County
community, inter-faith dating.
Other topics will include Teen
Depression and Suicide, Sex
and the Jewish Teen with na-
tionally known psychologist,
Dr. Saul Gordon, and Making
Choices: Drugs and Alcohol.
These programs will give the
students the opportunity to ex-
plore their own values in a
non-judgmental and open en-
vironment with the goal that
they will be better prepared to
make appropriate decisions
based on Jewish values.
New staff members have
been added to the faculty
which has provided for some
impressive new avenues of
study. "Midrasha has always
been extremely proud of the
high calibre of our teaching
staff. This year, in addition to
those who already have proven
their expertise and popularity
and will be returning, we are
pleased to add four unusually
gifted individuals who will con-
tribute greatly to our pro-
gram," announced Ms. Lipton.
Dr. Elliot Schwartz is the
former director of the Bureau
of Jewish Education of Pro-
vidence, Rhode Island. He is a
nationally known educator
who possesses a great rapport
and interest in Jewish teen-
agers. He will be teaching a
new course in Hebrew Studies
titled "TPR Total Physical
Response." He describes it by
saving, "Hebrew no longer a
chore! A new way for you to
learn the language through
listening comprehension,
movement and fun; reading
and writing when you are
ready. Enjoy a new Hebrew
experience!" He will also be
teaching about Jonah and
asks, "Was Jonah a fisherman,
a fool, a deep sea treasure
hunter, or a chicken of the sea
trying to escape the hook?"
Find out Wednesday nights at
Dr. Bernie Rosenblatt comes
to Midrasha via the prestigious
Burt Reynolds Institute of
Theater and possesses a PhD
in Drama Education as well as
a strong Judaic background.
He will conduct a Drama
Workshop which will explore
all facets of the Jewish
dramatic world from the
writing to the production of a
Yacov (Koby) Gutterman is
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Friday, September 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Ben Pulda (second from left), Past Presi-
dent of Congregation Anshei Sholom,
presents a check for $5,000 to Congrega-
tion Aitz Chaim President Harry Tnrbiner
(fifth from left) for their building fund.
Noted Genealogist
to Keynote Jewish
Women's Assembly
With them are (left to right) Nat Yudin,
Vice President of Congregation Aitz
Chaim; Pulda; Jack Rot; Tnrbiner; Al
Radonsky and Victor Duke, Chairman of
Congregation Anshei Sholom's appeal.
One Congregation Helps Another
Members of Congregation
Anshei Sholom have donated
$5,000 to the building fund of
the first Orthodox synagogue
in West Palm Beach, Con-
gregation Aitz Chaim. Victor
Duke, Chairman of the appeal,
stated that the members were
delighted to help the Orthodox
group reach their financial
goal for the beautiful new
edifice located on Haverhill
Road opposite the entrance to
Century Village.
President Harry Turbiner of
Congregation Aitz Chaim ex-
pressed his grateful thanks for
the wonderful assistance and
proudly announced that the
new building would be open for
High Holy Day sevices. For-
mal dedication and celebration
would take place during the se-
cond week in November.
Aitz Chaim to Transfer
Torahs to New Synagogue
Congregation Aitz Chaim
has announced its plans for a
Torah processional on Sunday,
Sept. 21. The ceremony is a
key event in the dedication of
Aitz Chaim's new facilities at
2518 North Haverhill Road,
just across from the Eastern
Gate of Century Village.
Beginning at 11 a.m., of-
ficers and members of the Or-
thodox congregation will
march in a processional from
the congregation's previous
quarters in the Century
Village Clubhouse to its new
Continued from Page 1-
Bosporus. It was left on fire
immediately following the
Although several anti-Iraeli
terrorist groups claimed credit
for the attack, Turkish
authorities, while noting that
the gunmen were Arabs, did
not validate any of these
claims immediately after the
massacre. It is not certain how
many terrorists were involved,
but police confronted two out-
side the synagogue and others
may have escaped.
Turkish government officials
in Ankara, as well as leaders
throughout the world, con-
demned the attack. Israeli
politicians called for an
emergency session to discuss
the massacre, but a letter to
Prime Minister Shimon Peres
from Ariel Sharon blaming the
incident on peace overtures by
Peres and his supporters, caus-
ed Peres to cancel the
meeting. Peres later accepted
a written apology from Sharon
which paved the way for a
Cabinet meeting to discuss
Locally a community
memorial service co-sponsored
by the Palm Beach County
Board of Rabbis and the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County was held at
Temple Israelon Sept 10:
quarters just outside Century
Village. The officers and
members will bear aloft each
of the Torahs in this tradi-
tional ceremony. Festivities
will include appropriate ser-
vices and refreshments.
Guests and friends of the
synagogue are invited, and
there will be no solicitation of
This ceremony marks the ac-
tual opening of the new
facilities, and henceforth all
services shall be conducted
there. However, there still re-
mains the official dedication of
the new building, currently
scheduled for mid-November.
Call the synagogue office for
additional information.
One of the country's most
well-known and respected
Jewish genealogists, Arthur
Kurzweil, will be the guest
speaker at the eighth annual
Jewish Women's Assembly
sponsored by the Women's
Division of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
The announcement was made
by Ina Baron and Esther
Szmukler, Co-chairmen of the
community-wide educational
brunch to be held on Wednes-
day, Oct. 22, 9 a.m., at the
Hyatt Palm Beaches.
Women's Division is presen-
ting this special program,
"Generation to Generation:
Our Link With Tradition," in
honor of the 25th anniversary
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County.
In making the announce-
ment, Mrs. Baron and Mrs.
Szmukler noted that Mr. Kurz-
weil is America's foremost ex-
pert in his field. "Mr. Kurz-
weil, the author of From
Generation to Generation:
How to Trace Your Jewish
Genealogy and Personal
History has dispelled the myth
that has persisted for years
that Jews could not trace their
family histories that names
were changed and records
For the past 10 years, accor-
ding to the Co-chairmen, Mr.
Kurzweil has uncovered hun-
dreds of sources which enable
most Jewish families to suc-
cessfully climb their family
Arthur Kurzweil
trees. "Don't deprive yourself
of hearing Arthur Kurzweil.
He is an absolute, dynamite
treat," they said. "After
listening to his inspiring story
of his own family research, our
women will realize that their
family history also did not
begin at Ellis Island."
Mr. Kurzweil lives in New
York City where he is an
Editor at Behrman House. He
has contributed to all three
Jewish Catalogues and to The
Jewish Almanac. His articles
Continued on Page 9
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Phone 832-2120
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 12, 1986
Will Surprises
Never End?
The international-everything, Armand
Hammer, has been presented with an
honorary degree by Tel Aviv University.
What is more, Mr. Hammer was there to ac-
cept it.
Will surprises never end?
Israel has been in existence since 1948.
The struggle for Jewish statehood has been
in existence since long before that. Mr.
Hammer, age 88, has also been in existence
since long before that, and we hardly
remember an occasion when Mr. Hammer
was mentioned as ever being involved in
either historic development in the past.
Nevertheless, better late than never. Dur-
ing Mr. Hammer's visit in Israel last week,
he had occasion to make two significant
observations. Virtually on his way to
Moscow to meet with Mikhail Gorbachev, he
suggested that the Israelis keep a low profile
and enter into quieter diplomacy with the
Soviets on the matter of Soviet Jewry than
they have been conducting heretofore.
Undoubtedly, that was an excellent piece
of advice particularly in light of the fact
that he has been dealing with the Soviets
since the days of the fabled Lenin, and doors
in the Kremlin open up for him as if by
Hammer's 'Certainty'
Perhaps just as important, from a
longrange point of view, was his observation
that his geologist Mr. Hammer is Oc-
cidental Petroleum are convinced that
there is oil in Israel and that, if there is any,
"they will find it."
Since the return of the Sinai Peninsula to
Egypt for what, so far, appears to be a hand-
ful of delusions about normal relations with
that country, there has been a growing
sense of loss focused on the oil wells that
Israel drilled there and then turned over to
the Egyptians as part of the Camp David
package. At the same time, the Israelis have
frequently drilled for oil on their own lands
and come up dry.
If Mr. Hammer is right and can prove it
and there are few other men in this world
who ought to be taken seriously on the sub-
ject of oil he may well prove a boon to the
economic security of Israel henceforward. In
that case, the breaking of his long silence
may well have been worth waiting for.
Germany's Anthem
West Germany appears to be intent on go-
ing back to the old chorus in their national
anthem that trumpets Deutschland ueber
AUes "Germany above everything" and
ends with in der WeU "in the world."
The history of 20th Century Germany is
good enough reason to cause people to
become somewhat edgy about that. The Nazi
era, in our view, doubles the ante.
While West Germany remains laudably
vigilant about neo-Nazi elements in that
country, there is increasing evidence of a
growing sense of irritation on the part of its
people with enforced recollection of the
past. West Germany's President Richard
von Weiszaecker has done a sterling job in
his repeated reference to the need that Ger-
mans must feel never to forget the Nazi era
and the horrors that it conceived.
Von Weiszaecker has spoken both with
passion and scholarly adroitness on this sub-
{'ect, and both his manner and the content of
us presentations have demonstrated a sense
of conviction in him that goes far beyond any
political consideration. Wonder of wonders,
then, that in the presidential office he oc-
cupies, which has up until now been largely
ceremonial, Von Weiszaecker is today one of
West Germany's most popular political
leaders and, apparently, a shining leader-
ship personality on its not-too-distant
On the other hand, the more recent
statements of Chancellor Helmut Kohl,
coupled with the role he played in the unhap-
py Bitburg affair last year, reflect the very
irritation with West Germany's past that its
citizens appear to be feeling these days and
that will surely be assuaged with the return
of Deutechland, ueber AUes in der Welt to
their national anthem.
Conflicting Views
Beyond understanding the issue in broad
sociological terms, the important thing for
us, as Jews, to wonder is whether the Kohl
view or the Von Weiszaecker view of the
German need as Von Weiszaecker sees it
will prevail in the future and, therefore,
what that view holds for the 20th Century
world that twice was precipitated into war
by that country.
We do not believe that the Germans must
be made to feel that they must do penance
forevermore. But we do believe, with their
President, that they must not forget the
Hitler era and what that era wrought as the
best way to avoid its ever happening again.
Deutschlqnd ueber AUes will hardly fill the
bill in this.
Success in Cameroon
The Peres-Biya announcement last week
made Cameroon the fourth Black African
state to restore relations with Israel since all
but three broke them off in the wake of the
1973 Yom Kippur War. With the growing
willingness in the Arab world itself to public-
ly deal with Israel Egypt and Morocco are
clear examples the snowball effect that
Israel has hoped for may well come about.
One by one, the nations of Africa are reaf-
firming their independence by restoring for-
mal ties with Israel. In the process, they are
reaffirming the legitimacy of Israel as an
equal member of the community of nations.
The development is a happy one, both for
Africa and the Jewish State. In the late
1950s and 1960s, Israel dealt with its isola-
tion in the region partly by reaching beyond
its regional boundaries into Africa. There
was a natural affinity between the young,
struggling Jewish state that was making its
desert bloom and the newly-independent
countries of the African continent.
In the case of Cameroon, before Yaounde
joined most Black African capitals in cutting
off ties with the Jewish state 13 years ago,
Israeli experts had helped establish two
agricultural training centers in Cameroon
and managed them until native personnel
could replace them. A permanent team of
Israeli volunteers founded and ran rural set-
tlements at Obala and Garoura, where
adolescents were trained in scouting,
agricultural skills and civics. In the towns,
they set up youth centers, which provided
vital supplementary vacational education.
And this is only a sampling.
It was as though Israel had never left in
spirit when Prime Minister Peres summon-
ed, on a moment's notice, a team of doctors
and medical supplies to travel with him on
his state visit to Cameroon. As Peres and
Cameroon President Paul Biya announced
the restoration of relations last week, the
Israeli medical team was aiding in relief ef-
forts for surivors of the horrible geological
disaster that had just taken place.
Rather than submitting to Arab pressure
where diplomatic relations with Israel are
concerned, the African nations increasingly
see where humanity and friendship truly lie
that they are not in the political posturing
and threats of the Arabs, but in the acts of
one country ready to help others where and
when it can.
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Volume 12
8 ELUL 5746
Number 27
NEW YORK Soviet Jews
have turned to humor to
deflate the extraordinary ten-
sions in their daily lives.
So says David A. Harris,
Deputy Director of the Inter-
national Relations Department
of the American Jewish Com-
mittee, who, together with
Israel Rabinovich, Professor of
Russian Language at the
Monterey Institute of Foreign
Languages, has just published
On a Lighter Note? Soviet
Jewish Humor.
Some samples from the
10-page compilation:
Question: Why are there no
Jewish cosmonauts?
Answer: The Soviet
authorities are afraid they
would never return.
"Khaim, what would you do
if the borders were opened
"I'd jump into the nearest
"But why"
"So as not to be run over by
the stampede."
Question: Do you know
Khaim, the fellow who lives
across from the prison?
Answer: Yes, but now he
lives across from his house.
"My Khaim is such an anec-
dote teller," boasted Sarah.
"A few years ago, he was
sentenced to three years for
just one anecdote. And last
night he told an anecdote that
was worth at least eight
Question: What is the
longest street in Odessa?
Answer: Bebelya
Question: Why?
Answer: Because
Abramovich went down it five
years ago to KGB head-
quarters but still hasn't
Question: What's the defini-
tion of a Soviet string quartet?
Answer: A Soviet symphony
orchestra that has just return-
ed from a tour of the West.
And so on.
Adds Mr. Harris: "Few
Americans realize how vital a
role political humor plays as a
commentary on society, and an
emotional outlet for people
behind the Iron Curtain.
Deprived of opportunities for
self-expression through the
ballot box, the press, assembly
or cultural forms, political
humor becomes a treasured, if
private means of conveying
anger, frustration or criticism
in an often hostile,

Friday, September 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Radio/TV/ Rim
* MOSAIC Sunday, Sept. 14 and 21, 9 a.m. WPTV
Channel 5 with host Barbara Gordon.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Sept. 14 and 21, 7:30 a.m. -
WPBR 1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The
Jewish Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Sept. 14 and 21, 6 a.m. WPEC
Channel 12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX TV 29) with host Richard
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Sept. 18 and
25,1:15 p.m. WLIZ 1340-AM A summary of news and
commentary on contemporary issues.
FOR THE NEW YEAR Sunday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m.,
WPBT Channel 2 A half-hour adaptation of three short
stories featuring various Miami locations.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
September 12
Free Sons of Israel board 10:30 a.m.
September 14
Jewish Federation Women's Division Business And Pro-
fessional Mission To Poland And Israel through Sept.
25 Jewish Community Center Super Star Sunday at
Camp Shalom Golden Lakes Temple Sisterhood board -
10 a.m. Jewish Federation Women's Division/United
Jewish Appeal National Fall Leadership Mission
through Sept. 26
September 15
Jewish Federation Women's Division President's Cof-
fee 10 a.m. Jewjp*rommunity Day School executive
committee 7:45 p'jn. American Israeli Lighthouse 1
p.m. Jewish War Veterans No. 705 board 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Tikvah 12:30 p.m. Jewish Family and
Children's Service board 7:30 p.m.
September 16
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Committee
- 8 p.m. Temple Israel board 7:30 p.m. Hadassah -
Henrietta Szold 1 p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom
Sisterhood 1 p.m. Women's American ORT Lakes of
Poinciana board 12:30 p.m. Jewish Federation
Women's Division Meeting 5:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Shalom noon.
September 17
Jewish Federation Women's Division Outreach Coffee -
10 a.m. National Council of Jewish Women Okeechobee
- 12:30 p.m. Hadassah Shalom 12:30 p.m. Jewish
Federation First Night "Midrasha" National Council
of Jewish Women Palm Beach open board 10 a.m.
United Jewish Appeal President's Mission through
Sept. 26 Yiddish Culture Group Cresthaven -1 p.m.
September 18
Women's American ORT Haverhill study group
Hadassah Bat Gurion 9:30 a.m. Hadassah Henrietta
Szold dessert and card party 12:30 p.m. Golden Lakes
Temple Men's Club 9:30 a.m. National Council of Jewish
Women Flagler Evening 7:30 p.m. Jewish Federation
Community Relations Council noon Hadassah Z'Hava
12:30 p.m.
September 20
Jewish Community Center dinner/dance
September 21
Parents of North American Israelis 1 p.m. United
Jewish Appeal Community Leadership Mission Na-
tional Conference on Soviet Jewry through Sept. 23 in
Washington, D.C. B'nai B'rith No. 31N 9:30 a.m.
National Cowei) of Jewish Women Puffier Evening -
New Member Branch and Pool Party.
September 22
Temple B'nai Jacob Sisterhood 1 p.m. Women's
American ORT Lake Worth West 12:30 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Women Boynton Beach board -10 a.m. Women's
American ORT Mid-Palm 1 p.m. Jewish Family and
Children's Service board 7:30 p.m.
September 23
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Parlor
Meeting 8 p.m. Hadassah Lee Vassil N'Amat USA-
Ezrat board -10 a.m. Temple Beth David Sisterhood 8
p.m. United Jewish Appeal National Campaign Opening
Conference in Israel Temple Beth David Men's Club 8
p.m. N'Amat USA Sharon board 10 a.m. Jewish
Federation Chaplain Aides 1:30 p.m. Jewish Federa-
tion Women's Division Meeting 5:30 p.m.
September 24
Jewish Federation Women's Division Jewish Women's
Rassler Re-Appointed Chair of YAD
Continued on Page 8-
Continued from Page 2-
for several years and is involv-
ed with B'nai B'rith. He comes
to his present assignment with
good credentials having
chaired the 1981-82 UJA Cam-
Siign at the University of
iami, where he received a
MBA. During the summer of
1981, he participated in a
Federation sponsored Student
Mission to Israel. Mr. Lampert
is Vice President of Profes-
sional Planners, Inc., an in-
surance/brokerage firm.
Marty List, in addition to his
active involvement with YAD,
has been a Super Sunday
volunteer for several years. He
is a member of the American
Jewish Committee and is on
the Board of Directors of Tem-
ple Israel. In 1976 Mr. List
went on a UJA Family Mission
to Israel and participated in a
UJA College Mission to
Eastern Europe and Israel in
1980. He is President of List
Capital Corporation, a real
estate investment firm.
The Young Adult Division
provides social, educational
and cultural programming for
Jewish singles and couples,
age 22-40. ^'As a division of
Federation, our goal is to
create an opportunity for
social and cultural involve-
ment as well as financial com-
mitment, stated Mr. Rassler.
"The YAD has grown rapidly
over the past year and we now
have over 200 active and en-
thusiastic participants. We are
excited about the challenges of
the coming year and welcome
the involvement of other
young Jewish adults as we join
together in an effort to build
the future of our community."
Committees are now being
formed in the following areas:
Social Programming, Educa-
tional and Cultural Programm-
Howard Berman
Steven Ellison
Tony Lampert
ing, Membership, Campaign.
Missions to Israel, and
Business Networking. On
Saturday evening, Oct. 11, the
Young Adult Divison will ring
in the year 5747 with a gala
Marty List
New Year's party. For more
information, contact Debbie
Hammer, Staff Associate, at
the Federation office,
Holocaust Interviewer Training Course
The Southeastern Florida
Holocaust Memorial Center is
pleased to announce that
enrollment is now being ac-
cepted for the Seventh Annual
Volunteer Interviewer Train-
ing Course and Holocaust Lec-
ture Series commencing Oct.
29. This class is free of charge.
The public is invited to attend.
The Lecture Series covers
the events of the entire
Holocaust period from
antecedents to modern day im-
plications. Lectures include
subjects such as the Nazi Inva-
sion, Ghettoization,
Resistance, The Concentration
Camps and Liberation.
These materials are dealt
with through the eyes of
historians, educators,
psychologists, and most impor-
tantly, through the words of
the eyewitnesses themselves
the survivors, liberators and
The Holocaust Lecture
Series concludes with
specialized training for those
volunteers who wish to become
certified as interviewers for
the Center.
The course is accredited by
local universities and the
Department of Professional
Regulations. The Holocaust
lectures will run through
February with interviewer's
training in March and will
meet each Wednesday from 1
to 4 p.m. on the Bay Vista
Campus of Florida Interna-
tional University. registering should call the
Anyone interested in Center office.
Report Restoration Of
Jewish Sites In East Germany
Official East German media
outlets have publicized
restoration efforts for a
former synagogue and a
Jewish cemetery ravaged by
the Nazis in the late 1930's,
the World Jewish Congress
reported here.
The East German News
Agency said the synagogue on
Berlin s Orienburger Street,
which was set on fire by the
Nazis during the Kristallnacht
anti-Jewish rampage of 1938,
is to be rebuilt on the basis of
the existing structure. The
reconstruction project is to be
in line with the original
The press department of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
reported the reopening of the
Adas Yisroel cemetery in
Berlin. "Members of the
Jewish communities in the
German Democratic Republic
and descendants of members
of this community, blotted out
by the Nazis in 1939, from the
Federal Republic of Germany,
France, Great Britian, Israel,
Sweden, Switzerland, the
United States and West Berlin
took part in the ceremony,"
the Foreign Ministry said.
A memorial stone was in-
augurated bearing the names
of Jews killed in concentration
camps whose urns were install-
ed in the cemetery between
1939 and 1942. The Foreign
Ministry also said that the
day's ceremonies included the
unveiling of a commemorative
plaque on a building situated in
East Berlin where there had
been a community center, a
synagogue, and a rabbinical
seminary of the Adas Yisroel
Commitment, it's what
makes us Jews. That's
why we're beside you
when you need us
most. After all, Our
Real Involvement is
with the Living.
Memorial Chapel
DaOe Browerd Palm Beacn
Alfred Golden. President
Leo Hack. Exec V.P
WawF SauSon.VP
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 12, 1986
Media Center Receives New Acquisitions
Inaugurated in February
1985, the Jewish Community
Media Center of the Palm
Beaches has grown rapidly
from an original library of 22
pieces of software. A service
of the Jewish Education
Department of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, it now possesses a
much greater number and
broader scope of media to loan
out to synagogues, civic
organizations, religious
schools, and beneficiary
Elliot Rosenbaum, Ad-
ministrative Assistant/Media
Specialist of the Jewish Educa-
tion Department, has announc-
ed that many new pieces of
software have been acquired.
The center now has 69
filmstrip/cassette shows, 15
slide/cassette shows and 102
video tapes. In addition, the
hardware necessary to utilize
the software is also available.
Cantor Rosenbaum noted
that the community has been
quick to take advantage of the
materials and equipment.
"The Jewish Community
Center's Pre-School is having
a great time with our
laminating machine using it to
preserve posters, flash cards
and all types of teaching
materials. We also have an
overhead projector for the
community s use."
Classes are held frequently
to teach the use of these
materials. As professionals
and lay people learn how the
media equipment can be used,
the more they request their
loan from the center. "Several
synagogues will be showing
ilms as part of their Selichot
services," stated Cantor
Rosenbaum. "Rabbi Emanuel
Eisenberg of Temple Beth
Sholom in Lake Worth is an
avid user of our media center,
both in his classrooms as well
as for the entire congregation.
For Selichot he will be show-
ing, 'New Year's Leave,' one
of our new films about a U.S.
sailor on leave in Haifa who
takes a 'Rosh Hashonah
Special Tour' through Israel.
The half-hour film which is
made in Israel illustrates the
meaning of the Jewish New
Another house of worship
which will be showing a new
film from the media center on
Selichot is the Boynton Beach
Jewish Center-Beth Kodesh.
"Kol Shofar" explains how a
shofar is made and used. Addi-
tionally, Rabbi Alan Cohen will
inaugurate Temple Beth El's
Adult Education Series on
Jewish immigration to the
U.S. with a Selichot showing
of "West of Hester Street."
"Temple Beth Torah will
show the wonderful Oscar win-
ning short-subject film,
'Molly's Pilgrim,' at a family
service in November," said
Cantor Rosenbaum. "This re-
cent acquisition is about a
nine-year-old Russian Jewish
girl who faces the problem of
being a newcomer to the U.S."
Recently an addendum was
sent out to synagogues,
organizations, religious
schools, and Federation's
beneficiary agencies listing
new materials to be added to
the catalogue which had been
distributed last year. "Among
some of my favorite
videotapes, as well as the ones
mentioned previously, are
'Lisa's Dilemma,' a six minute
trigger film useful for pro-
moting a discussion about the
effects of inter-marriage on
the children of such unions.
"Another short trigger film
is "The Anderson Boy' about
Jewish identity. I also am so
impressed with the videotape,
'About the Holocaust' which is
simply the best piece of media
yet produced as an introduc-
tion to the Holocaust.
Available as well is the entire
Heritage Series 'Civilization
and the Jews' created and nar-
rated by Abba Eban. In this
year of the Statue of Liberty's
centennial, I strongly recom-
mend the filmstrip, 'The
American Jewish Experience:
A Letter to David.' This three
part series describes what it
was like to grow up in a typical
Jewish town in the Pale of Set-
tlement, to leave home and
family and travel to an
unknown world, and to build a
new life in America. It is
outrageously good," concluded
Cantor Rosenbaum.
"We are extremely proud of
the media center which has
become a viable instrument for
transmitting Jewish education
to our community. I especially
want to commend Elliot
Rosenbaum for his efforts in
making our dream a reality,"
stated Ann Lynn Lipton,
Jewish Education Director.
For more information con-
tact Cantor Rosenbaum at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Turning A Dumb Bomb
Into A 'Smart' One
Elbit Computer Co. in Haifa says
that it has field-tested a
sophisticated kit which turns an
ordinary bomb into a "smart
bomt," one that accurately pin-
points a target.
Kit project director Avi Getzler
told The Jerusalem Post that the
kit uses an infra-red device to
guide the bomb by sensing heat.
The kit costs $35,000, about
one-fifth the price of a "smart
bomb." In field tests held in June,
the dumb bomb fitted with the kit,
called "Ofer," scored direct hits
on a tank and a simulated tank.
Let's Reminisce!
As we begin to look forward to the High Holidays, we also are
reminded of past observances. Share with readers of the Jewish
Floridian a specific incident during a family celebration, in
the armed services, at religious services, or back in the "old
country" which is meaningful to you. Send a paragraph or two
of your reminiscences to the Jewish Floridan, 501 South Flagler
Drive, Suite 305, West Palm Beach, 33401, Attention Louise

Friday, September 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Jack Kant at 100
Assistant News Coordinator
What a man! At 100 Jack
Kant is as active and alert as a
person half his age. During his
37 years of retirement, his six
hobbies writing, painting,
acting, singing, dancing and
playing the concertina have
kept him this way.
But it is also his life-long
contribution to the ideal of
social justice to which he at-
tributes his longevity. Born in
Russia, he spent eight years as
a revolutionary and was im-
prisoned there a few times.
His grandson had one of his
five diaries printed, "I Used to
See the International," about
his experiences during that
time. "I had an ideal and I
worked for it," Mr. Kant said
in a telephone interview with
The Jewish Floridian.
After emigrating to New
York in 1909, he earned his liv-
ing in the garment industry
but he did not forget his ideals.
He continued his quest for
social justice within this coun-
try's early movement to
organize labor. "I kept myself
busy," Mr. Kant said
In 1913 he joined the United
States Army and proudly serv-
ed his new country for seven
years. After his discharge, Mr.
Kant was a letter carrier until
his retirement. "After I
retired, I was very much in-
volved with the Jewish Com-
munity Center in New York.
Therefore, when I moved here
14 years ago, it was only
natural to join here. All my ac-
tivities are with the JCC. My
hobbies are very important to
me and I have been enriched
through the JCC. I come
almost every day."
Mr. Kant is a celebrated
member of the JCC Com-
prehensive Senior Service
Center's Writers Workshop
and many of his pieces have
been published in "Patterns,"
a book of parody, poetry and
prose edited by Ruth K.
Graham, their teacher, and
published in cooperation with
Palm Beach Community Public
Schools Adult and Community
Education Department and
the JCC. Among other ac-
tivities, he has participated in
the oil painting classes, discus-
sion groups and is a regular in
the Kosher Lunch Connection.
He used to take public
transportation and walk the
rest of the way to the Center
until recently. He now avails
himself of the transporation
provided by the Center.
Although the JCC is the hub
of his social life, he still con-
tinues to write essays. Some of
his work which is collected in
"Leasons From My Century of
Life" lhas been sent to pro-
fessors of sociology in various
universities throughout the
country. "Many professors use
these to teach their students
the importance of working for
a positive ideal," said Mr.
Kant. He has also written
essays about old age which
were original thoughts when
he wrote them but now he says
are "old hat."
"I feel wonderful. I wish I
could reach the second hun-
dred years," Mr. Kant enthus-
ed. Among his "whole list of
credits" which attest to his
longevity, he includes his wife
Minnie of 63 years. He also
receives much "naches" from
his two sons who are "high in
their professions" and his six
grandchildren. His sons will be
coming into town to celebrate
his 100th birthday with him on
Sept. 19. Although he has
taught dancing at a New York
Senior Center, he calls himself
an amateur dancer." After all
I have only been dancing for 66
years with my wife, of
The JCC will be honoring jMkltatltl ** j9wUk Cotty CUr
Mr. Kant at their Kosher Sept. 19. (See separate article
Lunch Program on Friday, this page.)

Poems By Jack Kant
Behold, mankind, your constant goal upon this lowly earth,
To build a Paradise and make it bloom with human joy.
Converge your love and care upon this glorious earth,
And do away with misery and want, and bloody wars,
And realize your great potential for happiness and joy.
Allay your fears for tragic doom, and live a life
Of splendor, joy, and happiness.
To Honor Centenarian
/ am part of thee, Eternal Universe, immortal as Thyself.
I was urith thee from time unknown,
And still will live in thee in countless age.
If thou. Eternal Universe, immortal art,
Can I as part of thee a mortal be?
There are no mortal beings in this world.
There is no death in the Universe.
For death is but the name for change of form.
But my substance, Eternal Universe,
Will live in thee for ever and ever.
From Pattern*, Writers Workshop, 1983.
Friday, Sept 19 the Jewish
Community Center will
celebrate the 100th birthday of
Jack Kant, one of the original
Participants of the JCC Senior
rogram. "We have joyfully
celebrated several of Jack's
special birthdays in the past
along with his and Minnie's
60th anniversary," stated
Jean Rubin, Director of the
Senior Program. "This is a
very special MITZVAH for
Jack and all of us and we have
very festive plans to honor our
centenarian. Jack exemplifies
how a senior center can enrich
one's life. He was a member of
our oil painting class, attended
writers workshop where along
with others, his poems were
published in a book 'Parodies,
Poetry and Prose.' "
Jack and Minnie attend the
kosher meal program several
times a week ana use the JCC
transportation service when
they require it. "The JCC is
proud to have played an impor-
tant role in the later years of
Jack's life and we wish him
and Minnie many more years
of good health and happiness
together," stated Mrs. Rubin.
Reservations for this event
are required and are almost
filled. Call Carol Fox at the
JCC for information 689-7703.
Temple Beth David
of Northern P.B. County
A Conservative Congregation
Serving the needs of all ages
We Cordially Invite You to Join us at Worship
for High Holy Day Services
Colonnades Beach Hotel... Singer Island
For Tickets, Membership, Religious & Pre-School Info.
Call Temple Office: 694-2350
Rabbi W. Marder
Junior Congregation Service* Child Care Available
Cantor E. Rackof f
Affiliate of the United Synagogue of America
Lake Worth
Jewish Center
A Conservative Synagogue
High Holy Days Services
Rabbi Richard K. Rocklln
Cantor Abraham Mahler
Friday, October 3rd 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, October 4th 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 5th 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 11th 9:00 a.m.
Kol Nidre, Sunday, October 12th 6:15 p.m.
Monday, October 13th-9:00 a.m.
Ylzkor, 2:00 p.m.
Services at the Challenger Country Club
Poinciana Drive, Lake Worth Road
Suburban Lake Worth
For Available Seating Contact HAROLD GORDON:

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 12, 1986
Jewish Community Day School
Exciting New Programs Unveiled on First Day
Assistant News Coordinator
The teachers were well
prepared as 193 students in
kindergarten through eighth
grade arrived for their first
day of the 1986-87 school year
at the Jewish Community Day
School. "We had a really
wonderful first day tremen-
dously spirited children and a
positive staff. Everyone was
excited to come back to
school," stated Barbara
Steinberg, Director.
Not only was additional staff
on board to meet the individual
needs of the children, but four
new programs were instituted
also. An inquiry based Social
Studies program published by
Holt Data Bank for grades
kindergarten through sixth
will be used to teach the
children to solve social science
concepts through
Grades two through six will
be using the most comprehen-
sive and educationally valid
Hebrew language program, ac-
cording to Mrs. Steinberg.
"This exciting, new program,
"Tal Selah" was desiped and
created by the Jewish Educa-
tion Council of Montreal. It is a
planned curriculum program
which means that in addition
to the standard text we will be
using many more materials."
Teachers have received their
training in this new system
from Project Director Toba
Shimon. This sequenced and
fraded program develops
ewish concepts while it
teaches Hebrew language
Mrs. Steinberg came
prepared for the first day with
a stack of newly purchased
paperbacks. "We have in-
stituted a 20-minute period
learning to take place full
time. The staff was trained in
this technique by the school's
consulting psychologist, Dr.
Myles Cooley.
Judy Serelson. Jewish Studies teacher, is playing a Hebrew
rane with kindergarteners Daniel Classman and Rachel
Peggy Leznoff, language arts teacher, speaks with the eighth
daily of sustained silent
reading. This reading for
Eleasure can be in any
mguage and extends to the
students, teachers, ad-
ministrators, and clerical
staff." Encouraging students
to read for pleasure will in-
crease their skills
New programs will not have
a chance to succeed unless
there is a disciplined climate
for teaching. "Although we
have had no major problems
with disruptive students in the
past, we have instituted Asser-
tive Discipline, a program by
Lee Canter that is popular all
over the country," explained
Mrs. Steinberg. Through a
system of set limits, conse-
quences and positive reinforce-
ment, the classroom environ-
ment becomes conducive for
Midrasha-Judaica High School
Continued from Page 3-
from Tel Aviv and teaches up-
per grades at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School. He has a
Bachelors Degree in Jewish
History and a Masters Degree
in Education Administration
from Tel Aviv University. He
will be teaching "Holocaust
Studies" which is his special
area of historic interest and
"An Israeli Experience"
which will introduce students
to Israeli life through song,
dance and games.
Michael Jacobson is the
Youth Director at Temple
Beth David and Director of
Menorah Chapels. With his
wealth of Jewish knowledge,
he will teach "Jewish 'Sur-
vival' Skills" where Machon
students will learn and/or
practice home and synagogue
skills necessary to be an ac-
tive, involved Jewish in-
dividual. The Machon Program
is offered for students in the
eighth grade before they enter
Midrasha. Additional courses
that are offered are
"Cultivating Cult Evading"
with Miriam Emihovich,
"Drama" with Dr. Bernie
Rosenblatt and "Israel" with
Rachel Stein.
Joan Mendel will be return-
ing to teach the "World of the
Jewish Handicapped," a uni-
que program geared towards
raising student awareness
about issues and problems fac-
ing the handicapped. In addi-
tion she will be teaching an ad-
vanced program for those who
successfully completed the
first class. Dubbed the "A"
Team (Aleph Action Team),
this experiential component
will encourage students to ap-
ply what they have learned as
volunteers in local Jewish
Other new courses include
"Ships to Skyscrapers, the
story of the American Jewish
Community From Your Great-
grandparents To You!" taught
by Kari Bower Ellison;
"Jewish Reflections a Multi-
media Experience" which ex-
plores movies and other multi-
media materials that relate to
Jewish life taught by Mark
Mendel; and "Mission to
Israel" with Rachel Stein for
those who plan to go to Israel
in the next 12 months.
Because of the success of the
retreat that was held last year
on Singer Island, two Shabbat
retreats are in the offing this
year. The first one will be held
Sept. 26-28 and is open to all
Jewish teens in the communi-
ty. The Jan. 30-Feb. 1 retreat
is a special one that will only
be open to Midrasha students
as a reward for their participa-
tion. "If last year's retreat
was any indication, this will
continue to be a most popular
addition to our whole Midrasha
program," stated Ms. Lipton.
Temple Beth David and
Temple Beth El this year will
be joining Temple Israel, Tem-
ple Beth Torah and Temple
Judea in a Confirmation Pro-
gram held at Midrasha. This
course is designed to give each
congregational rabbi the op-
portunity to work with and
prepare their own students for
Confirmation and, at the same
time, to have their students be
able to be a part of Midrasha.
Temple Beth David and Tem-
ple Beth El will have spring
semester programs and do not
have to sign up for Confirma-
tion this term.
Midrasha-Judaica High
School is a community pro-
gram of Jewish education for
students in grades 9-12. It is
offered through the
cooperative efforts of the
Education Committee of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, various local
synagogues and the Jewish
Community Day School. For
more information and/or a
registration form and com-
Elete class listings, contact Ms.
lipton at the Federation of-
fice, 832-2120.
With all these innovative
ideas, coupled with all the
other fine programs of the Day
School, it looks like the year is
off to an excellent start.
Community Calendar
Continued from Page 5
Assembly Meeting -10 a.m. Women's American ORT -
No. Palm Beach County Region board Yiddish Culture
Group Cresthaven -1 p.m. Women's League for Israel -
luncheon and card party noon Temple Beth Torah
Sisterhood board 8 p.m.
September 25
Jewish Federation Women's Division "Outreach Cof-
fee" 10 a.m. Women's American ORT West Palm
Beach board 9:30 a.m. Hadassah Aliya 1 p.m.
Zionist Organization of America 85th National Convention
in Baltimore through Sept. 28 Jewish Federation Com-
munity Relations Council Local Concerns Task Force
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Friday, September 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Morse Resident Receives FAHA Volunteer Award
Anita Anton, resident and
volunteer at the Joseph L.
Morse Jewish Home for the
Aged of Palm Beach County,
has been selected by the
Florida Association of Homes
for the Aging (FAHA) as the
recipient for its Volunteer
Award of 1986. The organiza-
tion is made up of over 100
non-profit nursing homes in
Anita Anton's vitality and
commitment to the Morse
Geriatric Center's community
has evidenced itself in a
myriad of ways. She is foun-
ding and past president of the
Center's Resident Council
which acts as the residents'
voice to management and the
staff. Mrs. Anton also serves
as a Center volunteer, helping
those more impaired and
aiding with Sabbath and holi-
day services. Mrs. Anton's
typing skills have been utilized
Assistant Director
Appointed at Morse
Lawrence D. Carlson has
been appointed to the position
of Assistant Director of the
Morse Geriatric Center of the
Jewish Home for the Aged of
Palm Beach County.
In this capacity, Mr. Carlson
will be responsible for the ad-
ministration and management
of the Center's nursing depart-
ment including all phases of
nursing care delivery. He will
also be responsible for the ac-
tual design, development and
construction of the future ad-
dition to the facility, acting as
liaison between the ar-
chitects/builders and the
Center's Building Committee.
Most recently, Mr. Carlson
served as administrator for
two housing units for aged and
handicapped individuals in
Boston. Massachusetts. There
M& Carlson was in charge of
all operations of the 426 apart-
ments in the two units in-
cluding rental, maintenance
and food service and had
responsibility for the design
and development of 160 of
those 426 apartments. Prior to
that, Mr. Carlson was ad-
ministrator for a 39-bed nurs-
ing home in Lynn,
Mr. Carlson holds a
bachelors degree in business
administration and an MBA in
finance and management.
The Morse Geriatric Center
is a non-sectarian 120-bed
long-term care facility located
in West Palm Beach. The
Center will expand its current
facility to include an additional
160 beds. Included in expan-
Continued from Page 3-
have appeared in newspapers
and magazines across the
country, and he himself has
been the subject of articles in
the New York Times
Magazine, Moment and the
Baltimore Jewish Times. He is
also co-editor and co-publisher
of Toledot The Journal of
Jewish Genealogy.
His book, From Generation
to Generation, was a main
selection of the Jewish Book
Club and has been widely
Eraised as the best book of its
ind. Mr. Kurzweil has spoken
to over 300 Jewish groups
across the United States and
Canada. "With a unique blend
of humor, history, and a how-
to-do-it approach, Mr. Kurz-
weil offers a lively and moving
presentation on the subject of
Jewish family history," stated
Mrs. Baron and Mrs.
A $15 registration fee in-
cludes a Kosher brunch. For
more information contact
Faye Stoller, Assistant Direc-
tor of Women's Division, at
the Federation office,
Lawrence D. Carlson
sion plans are a 30-bed short
term rehabilitation unit and an
adult day care center.
by every department in the
Center and she's gainfully
employed part-time as a typist
at Florida Job Services in
West Palm Beach.
On behalf of the residents
and the Center, Mrs. Anton
has taken her powerful gifts of
persuasion out into the
community-at-large. At the re-
cent Florida Department of
Health and Rehabilitative Ser-
vices (HRS) hearing, her
speech in support of an addi-
tion of 160 long-term beds to
the Center, helped to effective-
ly convey the urgency for the
expansion program.
The annual meetings of both
the Center and its Men's
Associates welcomed Mrs. An-
ton as their guest speaker. In
each instance she eloquently
delivered the message of the
Center as a community com-
prised of people with wants
and needs that can only be met
by other concerned and involv-
ed people.
Mrs. Anton accepted her
Volunteer Award from the
Florida Association of Homes
for the Aging at their annual
meeting in Bal Harbour,
The Morse Geriatric Center,
Anita Anton (left) is escorted
by E. Drew Gackenheimer,
Executive Director of the
Morse Geriatric Center, as
she accepts the FAHA
Volunteer Award for 1986.
a non-sectarian, non-profit,
120 bed long-term care facili-
ty, is located in West Palm
Beach, Florida. The Center
will expand its current facility
to include an additional 160
beds. Also anticipated in the
expansion, is the establish-
ment of a 30 bed short-term
rehabilitation unit and an adult
day care center.

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Shamir Says: Visit to Cameroon
Was 'Landmark of Progress'
Deputy Premier and Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir said
that Premier Shimon Peres'
visit to Cameroon last week
was a "landmark of progress
of renewed ties with Africa."
He also said, during a tour of
the security zone in south
Lebanon where he met with
Israeli soldiers serving there,
"The value of the (Peres) trip
is in increasing Israel's
presence on the African conti-
nent. I strongly hope that addi-
tional steps will foUow the pre-
sent one, and that our ties with
Africa will grow, as they did
until now I only hope the
pace will accelerate. Addi-
tional progress is expected.
The visit is one of the
On another matter, Shamir
told the Israeli soldiers that
the Syrian threat was a perma-
nent phenomenon against
which Israel must always be
prepared. But he added that
the Israel Defense Force
would not remain in the securi-
ty zone forever.
threat is manifested by that
country's "intentions, concep-
tions, the build-up of its
military forces and political
alliances. All Syrian activity
today is directed toward a
military confrontation and
we don't know when it might
come. It's not a question of to-
day, tomorrow, or the day
after tomorrow but we must
be prepared for any
Asked by one of the soldiers
how long the IDF would have
to remain in the zone, the
Deputy Premier said: "There
is, of course no intention or
plan to remain here forever.
However, as long as this is
necessary, we have to be here.
"Anyone looking at what has
been going on in the field
recently, in the last year or
two, knows that a great deal is
being done here, a great deal is
being contributed to Israel's
security. Everyone here
should know that he is making
a considerable contribution to
quiet and security, and to the
fact that we do not have to
conduct any large-scale
military operations."
New Faces in the IDF
Esther Banish, an elected
national Board Member of
the American ORT Federa-
tion, will bo representing
Palm Beach Coanty at the
World ORT Union Congress,
Sept. 21-25, in Jerusalem.
Prior to the official opening
of the Congress, she will be
visiting several ORT schools
in Israel. 1st World ORT
Union Congress is the major
coordination and policy mak-
ing body for ORT worldwide.
Throngh its deliberations,
once every six yean, direc-
tions are chartered for ORT
operations. Delegations from
over 20 countries are
There has been a significant in-
crease in the number of Israeli
Arabs volunteering and being
accepted to serve in the Israel
Defense Forces, following a re-
cent change in IDF policy
regarding military service by
Arab youth, according to a
report by the Government
Press Office.
Currently, there are close to
200 Israeli Arabs serving in
the IDF, of whom approx-
imately half are Bedouin. The
second major group comprises
Arab Moslems or Christians,
most of whom are from Arab
villages throughout the
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of three Arab volunteers is ac-
cepted for army service, once
it is established that they meet
the specific criteria set t>y the
IDF. "An Arab youth who
volunteers for the IDF has to
serve three years; he must be
the same approximate age as
Israeli conscripts, and he must
speak fluent Hebrew," states
Col. Moshe Yaari, who
oversees the draft for the
IDF's manpower branch.
"Generally, the volunteer
has to have completed ten
years of schooling, and we
won't take anyone who doesn't
have parental backing.
Parents have a strong stan-
ding in Arab society, par-
ticularly in the Bedouin coun-
try," Yaari observes.
Yaari, who has supervised
the draft for the past five
! years, points out that the Law
' of Compulsory National Ser-
vice legislated by the Knesset
in 1949 applies to all Israeli
citizens, irrespective of race or
religion. In other words, by
law Israeli Arabs are required
to do national service. In prac-
tice, however, the situation is
I entirely different, since the
law has never been enforced.
Nevertheless, army service
is compulsory for Druze and
Circassian men. Community
elders from these two group
petitioned the Knesset in the
mid-1950's that their sons be
conscripted into the IDF. The
request was granted, and
Druze and Circassian soldiers
are today found in various
units throughout the army.
Events were somewhat dif-
ferent concerning Israeli
Bedouins. A few Bedouins
and Arab Moslems quietly
volunteered in the 1960's. In
the 1960's and 1970's, many
Bedouins were drafted directly
into the standing army, where
they served primarily as
trackers. There were few Jews
who possessed tracking skills,
and financial incentives also
helped attract Bedouins to ar-
my service.
Yaari notes that the recent
upward swing in the number of
Arab volunteers for the army
Continued on Page 11
Religious Directory
N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.; Thurs-
day 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.
at Temple B'nai Jacob, 2177 Congress Ave., West Palm Beach.
Mailing address: 500 South Australian Ave., Suite 402, West
Palm Beach, FL 33401. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch. Cantor Howard
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.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 Sholosh
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. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. 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, Belle 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. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch. 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, Pslm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Phone 287-8833. Rabbi Israel J. Bsrzak. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAD!: 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.
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33460. Phone 461-7428. Rabbi David Kraus. Sabbath Services
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 32961-2118. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-669-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Pslm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Steven R.
Westman. Cantor Elhot Rosenbaum. Phone 793-2700.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantor Peter
Taormina. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall, 4000 Wa&hington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rabbi
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471-1526

Synagogue News
Friday, September 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
High Holiday Tickets
for Single Parents
Candle lighting Time
Sept. 12-7:09 p.m.
Sept. 19 7:01 p.m.
The congregation is spon-
soring an evening of entertain-
ment and dancing on Sunday,
Sept. 21, 7 p.m., at the temple.
Entertainment will be by Tony
Simone, a pianist, and the One-
Mann Band. Refreshments will
be provided. For more infor-
mation, contact the temple
Congregation Aitz Chaim,
the only Orthodox synagogue
in West Palm Beach, will be
open for the High Holy Day
services at its new location at
2518 North Haverhill Road,
opposite the East Gate en-
trance to Century Village. The
new facilities include a main
sanctuary, a chapel, a library,
offices and a social hall.
Services for the High Holy
Days will be conducted by Can-
tor Milton Kurtz.
Tickets are on sale now at
the synagogue office. Aitz
Chaim has also announced that
the Social Hall facilities are
available for rental for social,
communal, and organizational
activities or meeting rooms.
Contact the synagogue office
for details.
The schedule for services is
as follows:
Selichot Sunday 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 28
Rosh Hashonah
Friday, Oct. 3, 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 6:45 p.m.
Yom Kippur
Sunday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 13, 8:45 a.m.
Yizkor, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.
The Sisterhood is sponsor-
ing a once-a-month couples
Bowling League at Garden
Lanes, Northlake Blvd., Palm
Beach Gardens, beginning
Sept. 13. The first evening will
begin at 7 p.m. for a brief
meeting. Thereafter, on every
second Saturday evening of
the month, bowling will begin
at 8 p.m. It is not necessary to
form a team to join, nor is it re-
quired to be a temple member.
Everyone in the community is
welcome. For more informa-
tion, including the price, call
the temple office.
On Friday, Sept. 26, 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. only, the Sisterhood
will hold a garage sale at the
temple, 4657 Hood Road, Palm
Beach Gardens. There will be
furniture, bicycles, household
terns, clothes and much more.
On Friday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m.,
the temple will welcome all
new members who joined Tem-
ple Israel during the summer
Before the service a dinner
will be held honoring all new
Rabbi Howard Shapiro,
spiritual leader of Temple
Israel, is planning a welcoming
ceremony to consecrate all
new members of the temple.
Cantor Peter Taormina will
lead the congregation in songs.
On Friday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m.,
the Installation of Officers,
Temple Board Members,
Sisterhood, Brotherhood and
Youth Group will take place.
Rabbi Shapiro will perform the
installation and honor all new
officers. Cantor Taormina will
be the soloist.
Child care will be provided.
Judge Edward Fine will be
honored on the pulpit on Fri-
day evening, Sept. 19 during
services which begin at 8 p.m.
Judge Fine recently became
circuit court judge of the 15th
Judicial Circuit.
Judge Fine served for two
years as Volunteer Principal of
Temple Judea's religious
school and will be volunteering
this year as Confirmation
Class advisor.
Members of the community
are invited to attend and to
greet Judge Fine at he oneg
shabbat sponsored by
Sisterhood. Child care will be
available under the direction of
Miriam Ruiz.
Rabbi Joel L. Levine will in-
stall Bob Newman as the new
Brotherhood President during
Sabbath Services, Friday,
Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. Cantor Anne
Newman will chant the music.
Since Bob and his wife, Can-
tor Anne Newman arrived at
Temple Judea, Bob has been
very active in the life of the
congregation. Their children,
Rachel and Matthew are
students in the Religious
School. Bob represents the
Brotherhood by serving as a
member of the Temple's Board
of Trustees.
Officers to be installed with
Bob include Sam Shear, Vice
President, Lloyd Winer,
Recording Secretary, Martin
Golden, Secretary, Ed Chain,
Treasurer and Board
Members, Jack Ainbender,
Jerry Trotman, Ben Gerson
. and Ed Rosen.
The first Brotherhood
meeting of the year will held
on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the
Sunrise Bank. For more infor-
mation about Brotherhood,
call Marty Golden.
Are you a single parent who
would like to attend High Holi-
day services but circumstances
make it impossible for you to
purchase a ticket? Area
synagogues and temples are
responding to this need
through a program sponsored
by the Single Parent Family
Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
According to Barbara Basch,
who is chairing the Single
Parent Family Committee's
ticket effort High ^Holiday
tickets will be available for
single parents and their
children under the age of 18
who reside in the geographic
area serviced by the Federa-
tion. "We have been in contact
with houses of worship and
they have been very
understanding once again of
the need to distribute tickets
to single parents. Now we are
trying to get the message out
lo tnem that tickets are
available," stated Mrs. Basch.
By providing tickets to
single parents, this will give
many the impetus to attend
services with their children.
They will feel welcomed as it is
hoped that many single
parents will be contacted prior
to the High Holidays by
synagogue members.
"Also, as new single parent
families move into the com-
munity, we want to make them
aware that they do not have to
be concerned about how they
will be able to attend High
Holiday services. We have a
caring population that is
reaching out to them and all
they have to do is get it touch
with us," stated Mrs. Basch.
To receive High Holiday
tickets, single parents may
contact Eileen Klein, Singles
Coordinator, at the Jewish
Community Center, 689-7700.
Israel's Finance Minister to Address
Bonds' National Conference
Israel's new Finance
Minister, Moshe Nissim, will
deliver the principal address at
the Israel Bond campaign's
1986 National Leadership Con-
ference in Baltimore on Sept.
11-14, it has been announced
by David Hermelin of Detroit,
International Campaign Chair-
man and William Belberg of
Los Angeles, National
Mr. Nissim's visit to the
United States to address Israel
Bond conference participants
will mark his first public ap-
pearance in this country since
he assumed his key post in
Israel's Cabinet in April. He
will meet with U.S. Govern-
ment officials in Washington
during his visit.
Local participants in the con-
ference will include Henry and
in IDF
Continued from Page 10-
is the result of a policy change
made in the IDF during the
last three years regarding the
question of Arab military
Presently there is no
separate minorities unit, and
the vast majority serve1, in
combat units. "A few of the
volunteers who have a profes-
sion are sent to other tasks,"
says Yaari, "out most go
straight into field units, such
as Golani and the
paratroopers. Physical fitness
is also one of our criteria."
Yaari points out that most of
the Arab Moslem and Chris-
tian volunteers come from
villages, not large towns such
as Nazareth or Shfar'am. He
adds that motives for
volunteering range from social
status concerns (so as not to
face job discrimination and the
like), to the attraction of learn-
ing advanced technology, to
that of simple personal
Once an application has been
made which meets the various
criteria, IDF representatives
are sent to meet with the can-
didate's family, to verify
parental support. "We won't
take someone who wants or
needs a new identity in order
to serve in the army," Yaari
Yaari says he doesn't know
of a single instance in which an
Arab volunteer who was ac-
cepted for army service was
later dismissed.
Evelyn Blum of West Palm
Beach. Mrs. Blum is the Chair-
man of the Palm Beach County
Women's Division and has suc-
cessfully headed the Division
for many years. Under her
leadership, the Women's Divi-
sion has grown to just under
1,000 women who bought
almost $250,000 in Bonds dur-
ing the 1985-86 campaign.
Mrs. Blum is also an Associate
Chairman of the Israel Bonds
Campaign Cabinet and is a
well known volunteer in many
community agencies.
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Cigarettes are so expensive
in Israel, that it was suggested
the government consider put-
ting these words on each pack:
"Smoking can be hazardous to
your gelt."
Cut off by hostile and
devastating Arab boycotts,
Israeli genius has created a
shipping service that ranks
among the "big ten" of world
trade. The "Keelung" (the size
of two football fields) is one of
Zim's 70-ship fleet. It carries
more than 1,000 40-foot con-
tainers as it plies the seven
seas in world trade.
Abracadabra, sabracadabra!
Things have changed in Israel.
It is not only the Biblical land
of milk and honey, but also the
land of home-grown
vegetables from artichokes to
zucchini. In a country as small
as Israel, fruits and vegetables
can be shipped anywhere in
the country in three hours and
served garden-fresh in every
home, hotel and restaurant.
Also plentiful are duck and
geese, a variety of cheeses to
rival .Switzerland and wines
equal to France's. With a
climate ranging from
temperate to tropical, plus the
most advanced irrigation
system in the world, a highly
sophisticated agricultural
technology and a commitment
to the land, Israel enjoys a
surplus. Israel-bom and train-
ed chefs have raised the
cuisine of Israel, including
Kosher cuisine, from
pedestrian to peerless. A new
"Guide to Great Dining in
Israel" has just been
Governor Baliles of Virginia
announced establishment of a
Virginia-Israel Commission to
promote and expand economic
development and educational
and cultural exchange between
Virginia and Israel. Baliles,
who will visit Israel with a
delegation of distinguished
Virginians, stated that
Virginia will gain greatly
through closer ties and a
strengthened relationship with
Israel. Virginia will engage in
a broad series of exchanges of
people, ideas and exhibits
relating to Israel. The project
has the backing of the Israel
Israel's population is approx-
imately 4,265,000 of whom
about 3.517 million are Jews.
There is now a non-Jewish ma-
jority in Galilee: 355,000 non-
Jews compared with 352,000
In Marrakesh, Morocco, Fri-
day evening prayers end with
the singing of the "Yigdal"
hymn to a tune the locals
regard as having its origin in
the mists of their past. In fact,
its patrimony is pure Scottish
mist. They sing "Yigdal" to
the tune of "Auld Lang Svne,"
and, (try it), the words fit
Israeli President Herzog
was granted the honorary title
of "Supreme Chief in Liberia"
by the visiting Liberian
Foreign Minister. When Presi-
dent Herzog inquired what
rights the new title afforded
him, he was told that he was
allowed to take several wives.
Mrs. Aura Herzog was not
available for comment.
"Junge Welt" ("Young
World"), the organ of the East
German Communist Youth
Movement, has begun publica-
tion of "The Diary of Anne
For the first time, Israelis
joined forces with Argentine
Jewish book publishers, and
had a joint stand at this year's
Book Fair in Buenos Aires.
The Arabs' stand at the Fair
featured anti-Semitic and anti-
Israel books.
Giovanni Spadolini, former
Italian Defense Minister, was
awarded an honorary degree
by Tel Aviv University. Mr.
Spadolini resigned last year in
protest at the Italian govern-
ment's handling of the
"Achille Lauro" hijacking.
Haifa's prestigious Technion
faces closure for lack of funds.
The old Technion building,
completed more than 60 years
ago and housed its first univer-
sity, has been turned into the
National Museum of Science
and Technology.
An Italian film director is
making a film about the
refusenik, Ida Nudel, with Liv
Ullmann in the title role.
"Eyeglasses" known as
sonic pathfinders which can
guide a blind person through
densest pedestrian traffic, and
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a laser cane which can do the
same, were on display at the
International Mobility Con-
ference held at Hebrew
University in Jerusalem.
Abba Eban, one of the
world's greatest English
orators, received a surprising
invitation from Bar Ilan
University offering him the op-
portunity, for the price of a
few hundred shekels, to learn
English to such a degree that
he would be able to read the
front page of the "Jerusalem
Post" unassisted. Mr. Eban
replied that rather than being
a pupil at the seminar, he was
prepared to be a tutor! Almost
at the same time, Eban, whose
speeches at the UN were pro-
bably the most eloquent ever
heard there, was informed
that a leading American
university had selected his
political addresses for a course
in modern English oratory!
Murray Greenfield, a lively
60-year-old New Yorker has
lived in Israel since before the
State was born. He became in-
terested in Ethiopian Jews and
recently got a group of three
Ethiopian immigrants
together, gave them a loom
and asked them to be creative.
They came up with an
astonishingly beautiful black
and gold embroidered talit.
Mr. Greenfield plans to
enlarge his staff and export
talitot to order in two sies
Bar Mitzvah and man-size.
Congressman Ben Gilman
has introduced legislation to
award Anatoly and Avital
Shcharansky a Congressional
gold medal in recognition of
their dedication to elevating
the concept of human rights to
a global scale.
The Maged David Adorn is
still excluded from interna-
tional Red Cross membership
ostensibly on grounds that it
does not comply with a rule
that members use the Red
Cross title and emblem. Yet,
the Red Crescent in Moslem
countries, as well as other
groups, have been admitted
under special exemptions from
the requirement. Senator
D'Amato has thrown his sup-
port behind an effort to gam
recognition from the Interna-
tional Red Cross for Israel's
Magen David Adorn. Senator
D'Amato, in a statement, said
the Israeli organization pro-
vides emergency medical ser-
vices to those of the Red
Cross, yet is denied admission
into the Red Cross family.
Farmers and scientists in
Israel have noticed a new
phenomenon "alcoholic" ap-
ple and peach trees. These
trees tend to produce alcohol
through their roots when they
are over-watered, which cuts
down their yield of fruit.
Researchers at Hebrew
University's Agriculture
Department have identified
chemicals which, they say, will
cure the "boozy" trees.
Brides of every faith are
beginning to avoid the march
from Wagner's Lohengrin"
(which we know as the time-
worn "Here Comes The
Bride") as too cliche. For a
Jewish wedding, this music is
particularly inappropriate.
"Lohengrin was written to
celebrate a mystical Christian
union (never consummated),
and Wagner was a notorious
anti-Semite. In a more modern
vein, there are specially com-
posed wedding services
published by the Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions (Reform) and the N.Y.C.
Cantor's Assembly
Before Vice President
George Bush set off on his re-
cent Mid-East tour, members
of his staff, in Jordan, arrang-
ing details of his visit there,
demanded helicopters for Mr.
Bush, his staff, secret service
men guarding him, and the
press entourage. When the
Jordanians protested that
their Air Force didn't have
enough "choppers" for this,
the Bush staff men suggested
they borrow them from the
Israeli Air Force!
Doctors Urge Release Of
Refusenik Cancer Patients
hundred-and-one cancer
specialists have signed letters
to President Reagan and
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev urging that five
refuseniks, dying of cancer, be
fiven permission to leave the
oviet Union to secure treat-
ment and join their families in
the West.
According to the World
Jewish Congress, the letters
were made public at a press
conference here recently and
were a follow-up to a June 12
Moscow news conference
where three of the Jewish
refuseniks publicized their
"Medicine should know no
border," said Dr. Norman
Sterns of Tufts University in
releasing the letters. The
scientists stressed that they
were "making a humanitarian
plea" and not a political state-
ment. "Every cancer patient
needs family support in their
personal struggle," added Dr.
Robert Schwartz, chief of the
hematology department at the
New England Medical Center.
In their letter to Gorbachev,
the doctors stressed that "per-
mitting reunification of these
families will be a humanitarian
action which will be greatly ap-
preciated by all peace-loving
Addressing Reagan, they
wrote: "Surely, given your ex-
perience with this horrible
disease, you must know the im-
portance of being close to your
family to face that challenge."
The doctors were joined at
the press conference by
relatives of a number of the pa-
tients, including Khanna, Am-
binder, whose daughter, Rim-
ma Brawe, 31, is dying of
ovarian cancer. The other
cancer victims awaiting per-
mission to emigrate are Ben-
jamin Charny, Tatyana
Bogomolny, Leah Maryasin
and Inna Meiman.
The doctors group said that
similar news conferences were
being scheduled in September
in Washington and Ottawa,
with other sessions later this
year in major cities abroad and
throughout the United States.
We are a moderate sized Conservative Synagogue with a warm heart for
Jewish tradition.
We are led by Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch, whose sermons are known throughout
the community, and by Cantor Howard Bender.
We provide an innovative one-day-a-week Religious School program, administered
by Head Teacher Mina Anafi, which meets in small neighborhood clusters and
presents the traditional conservative curriculum in virtually private sessions.
We Are Large Enough To Meet Your Needs
And Small Enough To Know Your Name
For information regarding our High Holy Day Worship at the beautiful
Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, and for membership inquiries,
please call us at 655-6503. There are no building fund requirements
or assessments.

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Women's Division Board Retreat
JP ft
Mollie Fitterman, President of Women's Division, explains
the group's organizational chart which graphically displays
the "chain of command" from her, to the six Vice Presidents
who sit on the Executive Board, and the Board of Directors.
New Board members of the Women's Divi-
sion of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County join with veterans to par-
ticipate in a leadership development Board
Retreat held recently at Eastpointe Golf
and Racquet Club.

Workshop leader, Marjorie
Scott, formerly a National
UJA Board of Directors and
National Women's Division
Executive Committee
member, addressed the sub-
ject, "Leadership What's
In It For Me?"
The second workshop leader
was Maxiue Schwartz, ft
member of the National UJA
Women's Division Executive
Committee, UJA Florida
Region Women's Division
Campaign Consultant to
Palm Beach ami National
Lion of Jadah Chairwoman.
She asked, "Leadership -
What Mast I Do?".
Susan Wolf-Schwartz, Leadership Development Vice Presi-
dent, held a special Early Bird Orientation for new Board
members. Here, she tells the women about the Board orienta-
tion kit which each one received.
JCC News
For reservations and more information about the follow-
ing programs, contact Ann Colavecchio, Singles Coor-
dinator, at the Jewish Community Center, 689-7700.
Tickets to attend High Holiday Services at the
synagogue of your choice are available through the Single
Parent Committee of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County for Single Parent Families with children under 18.
Call Eileen Klein at the Jewish Community Center for addi-
tional information.
The Jewish Community Center has made special ar-
rangements for Irwin W. Katz Educational Consultants to
offer an SAT course in preparation for the exam to be
given on Nov. 1. This 20 hour course will be held at the
Center (700 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach) on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 30 through Oct. 30
from 7-9 p.m. The fee for the course is $120 for JCC
members and $175 for non members. A deposit of $25 will
hold your space with the balance due by Sept. 30. Deadline
for registration is Monday, Sept. 15.
Join the fun and games on Sunday, Sept. 14, from noon
to 4 p.m. at the Super Star Sunday at Camp Shalom. Enjoy
a day of friendly competition for all ages (children and
adults) in a variety of sports events including relay races,
ball toss, long jumps, etc. All participants will receive an
On Thursday evening, Sept. 18, 8 p.m., singles of all ages
are invited to a performance of Geo. Bernard Shaw's com-
edy "Mrs. Warren's Profession" at the Actors Workshop
and Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $9 on a first come-first
served basis.
On Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. a discussion at the JCC
(700 Spencer Dr.) on "The Cocaine Controversy Crisis or
Hysteria?" will be held.
The Annual Jewish Community Center's Shabbat Picnic
at Camp Shalom will be held on Friday, Sept. 26 from
4:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your Kosher picnic dinner and join in
the Candle Lighting Ceremony, swimming, volleyball and
more. A special invitation is extended to Single Parent
families. Challah, wine, beverage and dessert will be
Attend services on Friday, Sept. 26,8:15 p.m. at Temple
Beth El (2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach). Singles
group members will participate in the service and there will
be a discussion at the Oneg Shabbat afterwards. Rabbi
Cohen will be officiating.
YOUNG SINGLES (20's and 30's)
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:45 p.m., fishing enthusiasts
will meet at the Blue Heron Fleet (opposite the Crab Pot
Restaurant on Singer Island) for a night of trying to catch
The Big One! Just bring yourself bait, rod, reel and ex-
pertise will be provided. BYOB and snack if you wish.
Come to the Boca JCC for an evening of astrology, led by
well known astrologist, Desa Ray. Meet at the Center (700
Spencer Dr.) at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16 to carpool
down to Boca.
On Friday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. gather at the Ann Nor-
ton Sculpture Garden (253 Barcelona Rd., south of Flagler
Dr. from Okeechobee) for a Shabbat Picnic and Candle
Lighting evening. Children are welcome. Pack a kosher pic-
nic dinner challah and wine will be provided.
Meet at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Cinema 'N Draf-
thouse (corner of Congress and 10th Ave. No. in Lake
Worth) to enjoy a movie and drink.
JCC SINGLES (30's and 40's)
Gather at the Center for an evening of Bagels and Irish
Coffee on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Bring your
favorite board game and spend an enjoyable evening play-
ing and socializing.
Bid Farewell to Summer and welcome in the Fall at
Camp Shalom from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. Bring
Kosher food to barbeque and the fire, munchies and soda
will be provided. Children are welcome!
Gather at Toojay's on PGA Blvd. (just east of 1-95 in
Loehmanns Plaza) to start the day off right with brunch
and good company.
Get together on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. at Arthur
Murray's Dance Studio, 1649 Forum Place, West Palm
Beach, for a fun evening of dancing, free instruction, food
and drink.
On Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 5-7 p.m., enjoy Happy Hour
at Club 10 in the Airport Hilton Hotel (Southern Blvd., just
west of 1-95).
On Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9:30 a.m., meet in front of the
Royal Poinciana Playhouse in Palm Beach to enjoy a scenic
bike ride. Bike rentals are available nearby. Non bikers can
meet the group at Wag's on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. at 11
a.m. for brunch.
On Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m., meet at the Center
for an exercise class led by Carol Messina. For beginners
through intermediate levels. Don't be bashful come and
be part of the group.
On Thursday, Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m. start out for a beach
and picnic outing at Carlin Park. Bring lunch or something
to grill. Bus transportation is provided from the Carteret
Bank on Okeechobee Blvd. Reservations for the bus are A

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The Iran-Iraq War: The View From Israel
The war in the Persian Gulf,
needless to say, is being closely
followed by Israel. Both of the
two countries involved are
declared enemies of Israel,
although each has attained
that dubious distinction in its
own way and has a different
record on this issue. The war
has caused a split among the
Arab states, demonstrating
once again that Arab unity is a
myth, even when the in-
violability of "sacred" Arab
territory is at stake. The war is
now, in early 1986, in its sixth
year, and if it goes on for
another three or four months
it will overtake World War II.
Iraq Attacks
Khomeini's Iran
The Iraqi attack, which
started the war in September
1980, was preceded by a
cataclysmic change in Iran.
The ouster of the Shah, and
the destruction of his regime
by the "Islamic Revolution,"
resulted in the disarray of
Iran's armed forces; and, if
that did not make the country
vulnerable enough to outside
aggression, Iran also ruined its
ties with the United States,
which had been Iran's most im-
portant international prop
and, in practical, if not in for-
mal terms, the guarantor of its
external security. By its
violent anti-American pro-
paganda and by such actions as
permitting U.S. diplomatic
personnel to be held hostage,
Iran also foreclosed, for the
foreseeable future, the
chances of reconstructing its
relationship with the great
Western power. On a much
smaller but not negligible
scale, the Khomeini regime
went out of its way to put an
abrupt end to the ties that Iran
had developed with Israel.
It was this radical transfor-
mation in Iran's political and
military situation which spark-
ed off the Iraqi attack. Long
before the Islamic Revolution,
Iraq had been feuding with
Iran; there were territorial
disputes, primarily over the
right to Shatt-el-Arab, the
strategic waterway between
the two countries, and Iran
had for years been supporting,
more or less openly, an ongo-
ing rebellion against Iraq by
the Kurdish minority in that
country. That support had
come to an end by the 1975
"Algiers agreement," but in
exchange Iraq had had to re-
nounce its territorial claims on
Iran. The differences,
however, had not led to war
not until Iran had weakened
its defences and abandoned its
external support for the sake
of its Revolution. This ap-
parently seemed to Iraq to be a
golden opportunity, which it
thought it should not miss. It
acted on the assumption that it
would defeat Iran by a lightn-
ing campaign and, after vic-
tory over its non-Arab
neighbor, annex the oil-rich
Khuzistan region and then be
able to embark upon the
realization of its bold ambi-
tions in the Arab world.
Led Drive Against
Egypt-Israel Peace
In the period that preceded
the attack on Iran, Iraq was in
the forefront of the drive
against the Camp David Ac-
cords and the peace agreement
that Egypt the leading Arab
country and the one that bar-
red the way to Iraq's ambi-
tions had concluded with
Israel. It was in Baghdad that
the Arab leaders met to devise
ways and means of punishing
Egypt for having broken
ranks, and of making sure that
the other "confrontation
states" would not follow
Egypt's example.
Relentless hostility to Israel
had long been an integral part
of Iraq's policy. It had its roots
in the traditional Moslem
discrimination of Jews and
also perhaps more than in
any other Arab country in
modern anti-Semitism. In
World War II, during the 1941
pro-Nazi Rashid Ali revolt,
Iraq was the scene of
widespread pogroms. Seven
years later, in 1948, even
before the State of Israel was
declared, Iraq was among the
first to send "volunteers" to
what was then still Mandatory
Palestine, to fight the Jewish
population there. Later on,
regular Iraqi forces joined in
the war against the nascent
state. Iraq again took part in
wars against Israel in 1967 and
1973. But while Egypt has
made peace with Israel, and
Jordan, Syria and Lebanon
have various contractual
obligations to refrain from ag-
gression against Israel (which,
needless to say, they have
often breached), Iraq does not
have any such constraints; not
having any joint border with
Israel, it was able to get away
without signing any cease-fire
or armistice agreement and re-
mains uncommitted, even in
formal terms, to desist from a
repetition of its earlier
Iraq has been deeply involv-
ed in anti-Israel terror, both by
sponsoring terrorist acts of its
own and by harboring and sup-
porting Palestinian terrorist
organizations on its soil. Abu
Nidal, the most notorious
Palestinian terrorist, was bas-
ed in Iran up until two years
ago and conducted his opera-
tions from there, at the Iraqi
government's behest or at
least with its complicity. Abu
Nidal then moved to Syria,
considering it a safer haven,
but Iraq still has other ter-
rorist groups at its command,
and Baghdad has become an
alternate base for Arafat's
PLO terrorists. In the political
warfare against Israel, Iraq
was second to none and, as
long as it could afford it (i.e.
before its finances were
devoured by the war with
Iran), it spent large amounts
of money especially in
Africa to undermine Israel's
relations with the Third
But the biggest threat by far
was the nuclear reactor that
Iraq was building as a further
and infinitely more dangerous
extension of its aggressive
policies. As early as
September 1975, Saddam Hus-
sein had stated that the ac-
quisition of nuclear technology
by his country was the first
Arab attempt towards nuclear
armaments (as quoted by the
Lebanese weekly, Al-Usbu al-
Arabi, Sept. 8, 1975). When
Israel had conclusive evidence
that Iraq was on the verge of
achieving nuclear capability
and of the use it would make of
it it had little choice but to
put the Iraqi reactor out of ac-
tion, in June 1981. (Iran had
earlier launched an unsuc-
cessful air attack on the reac-
tor.) At the time there was a
great outcry, but there can be
little doubt that Middle East
and Persian Gulf countries
including Iran are breathing
easier in the knowledge that,
thanks to Israel's action, Iraq
has still not achieved nuclear
capability. Iraq's inclination to
employ unconventional
weapons has since been amply
demonstrated by its wide and
repeated use of chemical
weapons in the fighting
against Iran.
Where Iran Differed
Iran is a different story
altogether. It did not support
the establishment of the State
of Israel, but neither did it join
the Arab boycott and it ex-
tended de facto recognition to
Israel. It did not take long for
the two countries to discover
the interests they had in com-
mon. For Israel, reaching out
over the wall of isolation that
the Arab states had sought to
raise around it in the region,
was in itself an important
breakthrough, with strategic
implications and potential
political and economic advan-
tages. Direct oil supplies from
Iran to Israel became feasible
after the 1956 Sinai campaign,
which opened the Tiran Straits
and established a sea link bet-
ween the two countries.
Iran was also interested in
the establishment of practical
ties with Israel: Israel enjoyed
a high scientific and
technological standard, and
the experience of rapid
development of human and
material resources, which it
was only too willing to share
with developing countries.
Israel also had an impressive
military capability, which had
enabled it to stand up to the
combined onslaught of the
Arab countries including
Iraq, with which Iran even
then had an adversary rela-
tionship. The result was that
his religious teachings, as well
as in the campaign that Kho-
meini conducted against the
Shah, the Jews and Israel play
an extraordinary role. Kho-
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the two countries established government (as elaborated in a
close and mutually beneficial series of lectures that he gave
ties of cooperation.
The Jewish Community
Israel also had a profound
interest in the Jewish com-
munity of Iran. Under the
Pahlevi dynasty,
in Najaf, his place of exile, in
early 1970), contains remarks
that are reminiscent of the
notorious "Protocols of the
Elders of Zion." The following
are some examples (quoted
1925 the situation of the Jews %9. hlam / Revolution:
of Iran had changed for the Wnttngs and Declaratrms of
bet Ever since the 16th Ijruimkharrmnx, Mizan Press,
i.e. since
century, when Persia had re-
established its national and
political identity and the
Safawid dynasty had made
Shi'ite Islam the state religion,
the Jews of Iran had had a
status that was inferior even
to the second-class citizenship
they had in the Arab countries;
the all-powerful Shi'ite clergy
made the ritual
"uncleanliness" of the Jews
the cornerstone of the state's
policy on the Jews and, as late
as the 19th century, Iranian
Jews were subjected to forced
conversion to Islam and many
had to live as Marranos (like
Jews in Spain and Portugal
under the Inquisition). There
was some improvement in the
status of the Jews in the early
years of the 20th century, but
it was only when Reza Khan
came to power and embarked
upon secularization that the
power of the Shi'ite clergy was
severely circumscribed and, as
a by-product, the situation of
the Jews underwent a basic
improvement. The trend
towards modernization grew
apace under the second
Pahlevi Shah, especially in the
period following the
Mossadegh interlude. The
Shi'ite clergy, for the most
part, strongly disapproved of
the Shah's policies and even-
tually became the principal
channel of opposition to the
Khomeini's Teachings
Foremost among the Shi'ite
clergy in the opposition to the
Shah was the Ayatollah
Ruhallah Khomeini, whose
teachings became the source
from which the "Islamic
Revolution" drew its inspira-
tion and who, since 1979, has
been Iran's supreme political
and religious authority. The
doctrine that Khomeini pro-
pagated (for decades, first in
Iran and later from his place of
exile in Iraq and, in the final
stage, from Paris), calls for the
transformation of Iran (and, in
principle, of all Muslim states)
into a theocracy in which the
clergy controls every sphere of
life and rules the country in ac- isra^Trsin^',tirbeginmng'of
cordance with Islamic law. In the war he ^ been denounc-
Berkeley, 1981):
"From the very beginning,
the historical movement of
Islam has had to contend with
the Jews, for it was they who
first established anti-Islamic
propaganda and engaged in
various strategems and, as you
can see, this activity continues
even to the present..."
"We must protest and make
the whole people aware that
the Jews and their foreign
backers are opposed to the
very foundations of Islam and
wish to establish Jewish
domination throughout the
world. I fear that they may one
day achieve their goal and that
the apathy shown by some of
us may allow a Jew to rule
over us one day."
On the list of crimes of which
Khomeini accused the Shah,
cooperation with Israel was
near the top:
"Israel, the universally
recognized enemy of Islam and
the Muslims, at war with the
Muslim peoples for years, has,
with the assistance^ the
despicable Government of
Iran, penetrated aJJ the
economic, military and
political affairs of the country;
it must be said that Iran has
become a military base for
Israel, which means, by exten-
sion, for America."
Ten years later, by which
time Khomeini had come to
power, his obsession with
Israel was as strong as ever. In
a review of the problems and
dangers faced by the new Iran
(on the occasion of the Iranian
New Year, March 21, 1980),
Khomeini has this to say:
"We are at war with interna-
tional communism no less than
we are struggling against the
global plunderers of the West
headed by America, Zionism
and Israel."
Khomeini has also been talk-
ing about spearheading an
Islamic campaign against
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mg Iraq as an "obstacle on the
road to Jerusalem." Even
now, Iran is approaching con-
frontation with Israel by using
the radical Lebanese-Shi'ite
"Hizbollah" group for anti-
Israel terrorist activities.
As for the situation of Iran's
Jews under Khomeini, those
who have remained have been
reduced to the traditional
Islamic status of second-class
citizens. But there have been
relatively few physical ex-
cesses against the Jews,
perhaps because the same
Islamic tradition also demands
that as the "People of the
Book" the Jews have to be
At the present time, interna-
tional attention once again
focuses on the Gulf War, as a
result of the gains that Iran
has made in its latest offen-
sive. The Security Council has
met and has passed a resolu-
tion that calls for an end to the
fighting and, for the first time,
also "deplores the initial act
which gave rise to the conflict"
in effect, a censure of Iraq.
This is not good enough for
Iran, which insists on interna-
tional condemnation of Iraq as
the aggressor (as one of its
conditions for ending the
fighting), but it is a sign of the
growing concern that con-
tinuation of the war may lead
to an outcome that hardly
anyone wants a decisive vic-
tory by one of the contending
Israel has no interest in an
Iranian triumph over Iraq or
vice versa. What Israel hopes
for is that once the fighting
comes to an end, Iran and Iraq,
chastened by their tremendous
losses, would devote
themselves to the reconstruc-
tion of their shattered
economy and abandon their
hostility to Israel.
The exigencies of war have
exacerbated Iraq's feud with
Syria, and caused a rift bet-
ween it and Libya. These two
countries, like Iraq, had been
in the forefront of the Arab op-
position to a negotiated Middle
East settlement, but in the
Gulf War they lend their sup-
port to Iran. The same exigen-
cies have induced Iraq to draw
closer to Egypt and Jordan,
even though Egypt is at peace
with Israel and Jordan is com-
mitted to peace negotiations,
at least in principle. Iraq has
toned down its public
statements on Middle East
peace negotiations and is now
"prepared to accept any peace
plan that the Palestinians
agree to." This sounds better
than what has been Iraq's
traditional position, the
"destruction of the Zionist en-
tity," but is a long way off
from indicating any substan-
tive change. To judge by past
experience, even the most pro-
found differences with Syria
would not prevent Iraq from
joining any Syrian-launched
aggression against Israel. It
will take more than some
vague statements by Iraqi
leaders made at a time when
they were seeking arms aid
from the United States for
Israel to cease regarding Iraq
as a threat to its security.
As regards Iran, the great
danger is the "export of the
Revolution"; Khomeini's con-
cept of Islamic government is
not confined to Iran, and what
he seeks is the further spread
of his brand of Shi'ism.
Lebanon, with its large Shi'ite
community and the prevailing
chaotic conditions, may be the
leading candidate to become
the next "Islamic Republic,"
but all the Arab states are in
line as far as Khomeini is con-
cerned. By their constant
preoccupation with hostility to
Israel, the Arab states may
well have reduced their
capability of offering
resistance to Khomeini's un-
compromising fundamentalist
Islamic message with its built-
fn emphasis on anti-Jewish and
anti-Zionist elements.
For Israel, there is no threat
of ideological subversion by
Iran, but it has to be on guard
against Iranian or Iranian-
inspired terrorism. This is the
kind of threat that Israel has
shown itself capable of dealing
with effectively. Israel has no
quarrel with the Iranian peo-
ple, and when conditions
change it will be only too will-
ing to restore normal relations
with it.
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Assistant Executive
Director of Jewish Family
And Children's Service
Self-help groups. Their goals
range from keeping par-
ticipants off drugs and alcohol,
to helping parents who want to
stop abusing their children.
While some self-help groups
like Alcoholics Anonymous
(AA) have been around for
many years, the 1970's and
1980's have seen the rise in
popularity and success of
groups with names like Emo-
tions Anonymous, Parents
Anonymous, Overeaters
Anonymous, and Narcotics
The popularity and success
of self-help groups is not hard
to understand. For the most
part, self-help groups rely very
heavily on the leadership and
initiative of non-professionals
who, personally, are en-
countering the problems that
the group is formed to deal
with. Many members feel that
no one understands them bet-
ter than a fellow alcoholic,
overeater, or agoraphobic.
The creation of the self-help
movement is no reason for the
trained mental health profes-
sional, or for the social service
agency, to feel threatened.
Self-help groups still rely on
agencies and professionals for
assistance in providing
meeting space, help with
publicity, referrals, and
organization, as well as help in
dealing with members whose
problems are so severe that
the group alone cannot solve
them. In addition, there are
still many individuals who suf-
JFCS Self Help Groups
The following groups
sponsored by the Jewish
Family and Children's Ser-
vice of Palm Beach County
are currently being
Widow and Widower
Support Group. This
group meets every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. at Congrega-
tion Anshei Shalom, Cen-
tury Village. Volunteer
leader is Jack Weber.
Alzheimers Support
Group. This group meets
every Thursday at 9:30
a.m. at the offices of
Jewish Family and
Children's Service, 2250
Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 104. Volunteer
leader is Ruth Janko, MS.
Caregivers Group. This
is a group for family
members ot chronically ill
individuals. Meetings are
every Tuesday at 2 p.m. at
the JFCS office. Leader is
Susan Fleischer, MSW.
Widow and Widowers
Adjustment Group. This
group will meet for a total
of six sessions on Tuesdays
at 9:30 a.m., starting on
Sept. 16, and ending on
Oct. 28. Meetings will be
at the JFCS office. Leader
is Jenni Frumer, MSW.
Call 684-1991 for details
on any of the above
fer from the problems that are
addressed by the self-help
groups, but who have needed
individual attention all along
and may never be involved in
group treatment.
It is the policy of Jewish
Family and Children's Service
to not only develop
professionally-led therapy and
Jewish Family Life Education
groups, but also, whenever
possible, to help in the develop-
ment and continuation of self-
help groups. Currently, the
agency is assisting two distinct
self-help groups for widows
and widowers, as well as a sup-
port group for family members
of Alzheimer's patients.
Anyone interested in any
groups at Jewish Family and
Children's Service can contact
Marilyn David-Topperman, or
me at 684-1991.
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Beach County, Inc., is a non-
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On Sept. 14 Menorah Chapter No. 1496 will attend "Lit-
tle Shop of Horrors" at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre
Sept. 24-26 it's off to Epcot. A boat ride on the Viking
Princess is set for Sept. 30. A bus leaves for "Games'
every Saturday.
The chapter meets on Friday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m., ai
American Savings Bank on Okeechobee Blvd. next to Cen
tury Village. Estelle Plaskow will discuss "the Maria Callas
Aliya Lake Worth Chapter will hold its next meeting on
Sept. 25, 1 p.m., at Temple Beth Sholom, 315 North A
Street, Lake Worth.
A member of the League of Women Voters will speak on
"Candidates in the Coming Election." Also, Ruth Green,
Organizational Vice-President, and Sabina Goldstein will
report on the Hadassah National Convention held in Miami
Beach on Aug. 17-20 which they attended as represen-
tatives of Aliya Lake Worth Chapter.
Chai will hold its opening meeting in the Social Hall of
the Challenger Country Club on Sept. 25, noon. Annette
Dubey, Program Chairperson, will present "The Last
Jew," a play starring Chai members.
Cypress Lakes will feature a mini-luncheon, and enter-
tainment on Sept. 24, 12:30 p.m., at the American Savings
and Loan Association, West Drive and Okeechobee Blvd..
West Palm Beach.
Golda Meir-Boynton Beach will hold their first general
membership meeting of the 1986-87 season on Sept. 18,
12:30 p.m.. at Temple Beth Sholom, 315 North "A" Street,
Lake Worth.
The program for the afternoon will be Jennie Schuman,
who will speak on, "My Three Months As A Volunteer In
The Hadassah Program in Israel." Also, President Esta
Alsen will give a report on the Hadassah Convention held
in August in Miami Beach.
The chapter is taking reservations for the Jewish
Heritage Super Panama Trip, Oct. 21 to 27. Reserve with
Pearl Reich or Betty Deutch.
Henrietta Szold Chapter will have a general member-
ship meeting on Sept. 16. 1 p.m.. at the auditorium of
Lakeside Village. Lillian Rd.. west of Congress Avenue, in
Palm Springs.
A representative of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County will speak on "Operation Moses," the story of the
exodus of Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
Tikvah West Palm Beach will meet Sept. 15 at Con-
gregation Anshei Sholom. On Sept. 17 they will attend
"Little Shop of Horrors" at Burt Reynolds Theatre."
West Boynton Chapter will have a special event on Sept.
22, 12:30 p.m., a pizza and card party at Silvio's
Restaurant, Village Square. Call Harriet Linn for
The Chapter will have its first meeting of the season on
Sept. 29, noon, at Temple Beth Kodesh. Roz Ossen will give
a talk and present slides describing her three-month stay in
Israel as a volunteer.
The first regular meeting will be held on Oct. 1, 9:30
a.m., at the American Savings Bank, at the West Gate of
Century Village on Okeechobee Boulevard.
The guest speaker will be Susan Fleischer of the Jewish
Family and Children's Service of Palm Beach County, Inc.
She will address the topic: Over 60 and still Sexy. For infor-
mation, call Ed Lefkowitz.
The first meeting of the Palm Beach Section will be an
open board meeting, to be held on Sept. 17,10 a.m., at the
home of Doris Singer in North Palm Beach. The general
membership and all others interested are invited to attend.
The group will meet Sept. 21, 1 p.m. at the Royal Palm
Club House at the intersection of U.S. 1 and NE 22nd Ave.,
Boynton Beach. The program will feature greetings from
Century Chapter will hold its first meeting on Thursday,
Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m. at Congregation Anshei Sholom. The
speaker will be Miriam Fogel, Chairman of the Executive
Committee of Region and Past President of Area Council.
Upcoming events of West Palm Chapter: Nov. 26-28 a
Thanksgiving trip to Cape Canaveral, Sea Escape cruise
and a visit to Sea World, including two shows and dinners
is being offered.
New Staff Member at JFCS
Neil Newstein, Executive
Director of Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, has announced
that Jenni Frumer, MSW, has
been appointed to the agency
professional staff. At this time
Ms. Frumer will be in charge
of intake and service inquiries,
as well as personally providing
counseling services to clients.
Recently graduated from the
Catholic University of
America, Washington, D.C.,
where she earned a Masters
Degree in Social Work, Ms.
Frumer also holds a Master of
Science in Education
(Guidance and Counseling)
from Old Dominion University,
Norfolk, Virginia, and a
Bachelor of Science Degree
from the University of Cape
Town, Republic of South
Experienced in working
with clients of all ages, Ms.
Frumer has worked in
emergency shelters for
adolescents, campus counsel-
ing centers, nursing homes in
both Virginia and South
Africa, as well as Jewish Fami-
ly Service of Tidewater,
Virginia. She has taught
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munication at both Old Domi-
Response to Speakers
Bureau High
Jewish Family and
Children's Service has gotten
tremendous response from the
Speaker's Bureau brochure
recently circulated in the com-
munity. Twenty-five organiza-
tions have called to book topics
related to the family. Some of
the upcoming speaking
engagements are "Mom, Why
Don't You Ever Call Me?' .
Long Distance Grandparen-
ting, Over Sixty and Still
Sexy, and Feel Like a Million
- Self Esteem.
Some of the more adven-
turesome groups have elected
to'participate in the program
themselves in plays for Jewish
living. "Grandma's Aren't
Bubbes Anymore" and "O
Come All Ye Faithful" are the
Recently, Neil Newstein,
Executive Director of Jewish
Family and Children's Ser-
vices, spoke to a study group
at Strathmore Gate in Royal
Palm Beach, on intermarriage.
In addition to presenting
statistics about intermarriage,
Mr. Newstein discussed the
impact of intermarriage on the
Jewish family and raised some
provocative issues for the au-
dience to address. Jewish
Family and Children's Service
of Palm Beach County is
available for speaking
engagements on many topics
of interest to your group. For
information contact Marilyn
David-Topperman, MSW, at
ADL Prods
Red Cross
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith has called on the Interna-
tional Red Cross to rescind its
policy of non-recognition of
Magen David Adorn, the Israeli
equivalent of the Red Cross,
because it uses a red Star of David
as its symbol instead of a cross. In
a letter to the IRC, ADL's na-
tional chairman, Burton S. Levin-
son, said that the 25th Quadren-
nial International Red Cross Con-
ference in Geneva in October "will
be an opportunity to redress this
festering injustice and accord the
Magen David Adorn its rightful
place among the other represen-
tatives of the International
League of Red Cross Societies."
two plays chosen by groups
such as the Jewish War
Veterans and local
sisterhoods. Requests are com-
ing in daily so if your group or
organization needs a lively
presentation to spice up your
meeting contact Marilyn
David-Topperman at 684-1991.
A native of Zimbabwe, Ms.
Frumer lived in South Africa
until moving to Virginia in
May, 1982. For many years,
she has been involved in
Jewish programming spon-
sored by groups such as ORT
and B'nai B'rith and she is
fluent in Hebrew.
Individuals wishing to con-
tact Jenni Frumer regarding
agency programs or a presen-
tation on the Jewish Communi-
ty of South Africa can reach
her at 684-1991.
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Senior News
Friday, September 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title III of the Older Americans 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.
The Senior program of the
JCC has a new location at 700
Spencer Drive, west of Pantry
Pride. We have joined the rest
of the JCC in temporary larger
quarters until our permanent
facility will be completed.
The Comprehensive Senior
Center through a federal
Grant Title III of the Older
Americans Act provides
transportation to persons 60
years or older, who do not
drive or cannot use the public
transportation system, serve
Hot Kosher Meals in a group
setting, deliver Kosher Meals
to homebound persons and of-
fer daily educational
The Kosher lunch program
at the JCC is designed to keep
persons healthy physically and
mentally. Participants are en-
joying delicious nutritious
foods that are a result of
carefully planned menus by
registered dietician. When it
comes to lunch programs the
JCC Kosher Connection is one
of the best, according to Jean
Rubin, Director. "It stands out
for many reasons and daily
varied programs educate and
entertain. People with
valuable knowledge constantly
visit the center to inform and
enlighten participants.
Volunteers and staff are
helpful and gracious. Diners
enjoy meeting and eating
together each day." There is
no fee, but contributions are
"Our new dining room is
beautiful and our older adults
enjoy it more and more each
day." The staff is: Jean Rubin,
Director of the Senior Pro-
gram; Carol Fox, Site and
Nutrition Coordinator and
Lillian Zwilling, Nutrition
clerical worker along with
volunteers and participants
who have many new ideas for
the coming year and plans are
already being made for all to
enjoy new experiences. Make
reservations today and join the
many that have made the
Jewish Community Center
their second home. Transpor-
tation to the Center is
available at several locations.
Call Carol or Lillian for reser-
vations at 689-7703.
Pre-lunch programs begin at
11:30. Persons attending lunch
must check in by 11:15 to allow
food to be prepared.
Monday, Sept. 15
"Games" with Fred Baum.
Tuesday, Sept. 16 -
"Lifetron" Blood Pressure
Wednesday, Sept. 17 "Ex-
ercise" with Edith Gaull.
Thursday, Sept. 18 "Lear-
ning to make your medication
and nutrition work for you"
with Michael Ruffano,
Friday, Sept. 19 "Celebra-
tion of the 100th birthday of
Jack Kant.
Monday, Sept. 22 -
"Games" with Fred Baum. ,
Tuesday, Sept. 23 "Why
you pay what you pay" Florida
Power and Light.
Wednesday, Sept. 24 -
"Nutritionist" Helen Gold,
Thursday, Sept. 25 -
"Musical Rendition" with
Evelyn Polishrzuk.
Friday, Sept. 26 "Shab-
bat" with Sidney and Sylvia
Homebound persons 60
years or older who require a
Kosher Meal delivered to their
home are eligible. This pro-
gram has aided people on both
a short and long term basis.
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There are no set fees for these
programs but contributions
are requested. Call Carol
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and in Delray Beach call Nancy
495-0806 for information
regarding this VITAL service.
Timely Topics/Round Table
A stimulating group of men
and women meet each week to
discuss all phases of current
events. A (elightful addition
has been added to the program
this summer and many
members are enjoying a
delicious Kosher lunch and
more camaraderie at 1:15
before the regular discussion
group begins. If you wish to
have lunch first, please make a
reservation by calling
Veronica at 689-7703. There is
no fee, but contributions are
requested. The regular discus-
sion group begins at 2:15.
Speakers Club
The regular weekly meeting
of this group will take place on
Thursday at 10 a.m. Persons
wishing to stay for an extend-
ed Kosher luncheon get
together, make reservations
with Veronica.
Health Insurance Assistance
Thursdays at 2 p.m. Edie
Reiter, Insurance Coor-
dinator. Edie assists persons
with health insurance forms
and answers questions every
Srd Thursday of the month.
Please call to make an
Lunch and Card Party
On Thursday, Oct. 16, at
noon. The JCC seniors will
gather at Iva's Eatery (Next to
the Kosher Market) for an
afternoon of delightful food,
games, fun and door prizes.
Fee $7 per person. Reserva-
tions are necessary, call Carol
for information or Sabina
Lido Spa, Miami Beach
The JCC presents its annual
fall trip to The Lido Spa Hotel
on Nov. 2 through Nov. 5. Our
"Spa Special" includes three
gourmet meals (diet and
regular), daily massages (op-
tional), craft class and fitness
programs including, water ex-
ercises, along with special
entertainment in the evening.
Gratuities and transportation
are included in cost. Deposit
required for reservation. Call
Carol Fox for information or
Sabina Gotshalk.
Health Fair
Sunday, Nov. 9 at noon to
3:30 p.m. Save this day.
More information to follow.
Palm Beach County Adult
Education Classes
The Fall session of Adult
Education will begin the week
of Oct. 20. Classes and
schedules will be announced.
We are sorry to announce
that Nina Stillerman will not
be working with us in our
volunteer program. Carol Fox
will be in charge of all
volunteers and volunteer ac-
tivities. New volunteers are re-
quested to call Carol for an ap-
pointment in the afternoon
and she will be happy to
discuss volunteer needs with
Volunteers are needed in all
areas of the JCC program. We
need: clerical workers, drivers
to deliver Kosher meals to the
homebound, servers and
workers in our nutrition pro-
gram, entertainers, arts and
crafts group leaders, pre-
school aides, song leaders.
Our congratulations to Sara
Grad, one of our very versatile
volunteers. Sara Grad was one
of several volunteers on Chan-
nel 5 during the month of
August who was selected to
demonstrate their volunteer
activities. Sara spends several
hours a week in the pre-school
program and works in the
Kosher Meal dining room once
a week. She also participated
in the Hamentashen Hop and
was the winner of the Bake
Contest (of Hamentashen, of
course). Sara has been travel-
ing with her husband Aaron
for a few months and we are
looking forward to having her
back with us.
Demjanjuk Family Praises
Israeli Treatment
family of John Demjanjuk, the
Ukrainian-born autoworker
accused of sending thousands
of Jews to their deaths at the
Nazis' Treblinka death camp,
has praised the treatment he is
receiving from Israeli
According to the World
Jewish Congress, the
Ukrainian-American press is
giving extensive coverage to
the recently completed visit by
Demjanjuk s family to Ramla
prison, where Demjanjuk has
been held since his extradition
from the United States on
Feb. 28.
THE CURRENT issue of
The Ukrainian Weekly, for ex-
ample reports that Demjan-
juk's son-in-law, Edward
Nishnic, told the newspaper
that Demjanjuk "is treated
well," adding that he "looked
tanned and fit" and "is well,
both physically and
psychologically." Demjanjuk's
daughter Irene agreed that
her father looked "robust."
According to Nishnic, Dem-
janjuk is actually receiving bet-
ter treatment in Israel than he
did in the United States. He
cited the fact that Demjanjuk,
who has been identified by sur-
vivors and by a former So man
as Treblinka's infamous "Ivan
the Terrible," is allowed into
the prison courtyard for an
hour each day. At the federal
penitentiary in Springfield,
Mo., Demjanjuk had been held
for a full year without being
allowed outside, Nishnic said.
During their visit to Israel,
Demjanjuk's family held what
they characterized as
"amiable" meetings with
Israeli officials. Israeli prison
regulations ordinarily allow
families a 30-minute visit with
prisoners once a week.
However, in light of what a
prison spokesman called "the
special circumstances" of
Demjanjuk's case, his family
was granted two-hour visits,
twice a week.
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