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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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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BEACH
COUNTY
thjewish floridian
^^ W OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
Volume 15 Number 18
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1989
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Price 40 Cents
Camp Shalom
Summer With
To Begin
New Activities
Summertime means camp-
time for many school children
and for Jewish students espe-
cially it is an opportunity to
connect to their roots and
expand their Jewish horizons
within a framework of fun and
fellowship.
In Palm Beach County alone
there is a day camp on almost
every grassy corner. Many are
sponsored by the West Palm
Beach and Palm Beach County
Parks and Recreation Depart-
ments.
For the Jewish camper, how-
ever, who wants to stay close
to home or is still too young to
attend sleep away camp, Camp
Shalom is just west on Belve-
dere Road and promises to
provide this summer's cam-
pers with a variety of fun
programming.
The camp offers children
from toddlers through high
school age, an opportunity to
be part of a Jewish summer
program led by a professional
staff trained to provide love,
fun and care.
Camp Shalom facilities have
been completely revitalized
over the past two years to
include a large newly reno-
vated and fully air conditioned
pavilion, resurfaced tennis
courts, new safety fencing and
an upgraded pool. Combined
with a professional staff which
is sensitized to help campers
meet challenges and grow in
social relationships, Camp
Shalom, which is under the
auspices of the Jewish Com-
munity Center provides a qual-
ity program.
Some of this summer's high-
lights include: A special com-
puter session once a week for
children entering first and
Inside
Annual Meeting Chair
announced..............Page 3
PAMYAT, The Soviet
Regime and
GlasnOSt.................Page 4
Morse hosted Kick-Off
for "Older
Americans"...........Pages
Random
Thoughts................Page 8
YIVO Seeks Access To
Lithuanian Book
Treasures...............Pages
second grades. They will be
given the daily option of sports
play and instruction in tennis,
archery, soccer, basketball,
softball, volleyball and basic
body care through stretching
and exercise and will be able to
attend instructional clinics
with local coaches and profes-
sional athletes if they choose.
Children entering the 3rd-
6th grades will participate in a
variety of activities this sum-
mer, including horseback rid-
ing, computer instruction, per-
forming arts, water skiing and
photography.
The teen travel camp for
pre-teens and teenagers enter-
ing 7th-9th grades, will
explore Florida and New
Orleans during the camp's two
sessions. Older JCC teens,
entering 8th-12th grades, can
explore the best of the north
on a chartered, air conditioned
motor coach that will take
them through Georgia, Vir-
ginia, D.C., Maryland, Penn-
sylvania, New York, Canada,
Massachusetts, South Carolina
Continued on Page 10

POSTERS PROTESTING PLO leader Yasir Arafat recent official visit in France read "Arafat
today! Khomeyni (sic) tomorrow?" and "May 2nd 1989! A terroist at the Elysee." (APIWide
World Photo)
Federations Taking Different Paths
In Passage To Freedom' Campaign
By ANDREW SILOW CARROLL
NEW YORK (JTA) Jew-
ish federations across the
United States have so far
raised $19 million, or 25 per-
cent, of the $75 million the
United Jewish Appeal hopes to
collect in its "Passage to Free-
dom" campaign for Soviet
Jewry, UJA officials
announced recently.
According to Marvin Len-
der, the New Haven, Conn.,
investor who chairs the cam-
paign, the pace of giving so far
exceeds that of UJA's last
"emergency" campaign, the
1984-85 "Operation Moses"
drive on behalf of Ethiopian
Jews.
In addition, said Lender, no
American Jewish community
has declined to take part in the
campaign, which was launched
in March to help pay for the
resettlement of thousands of
Soviet Jews in the United
States and Israel.
But despite Lender's optim-
istic assessment, made during
a nationwide telephone confer-
ence call with Jewish editors
and reporters, there is evi-
dence of a divergence between
how the UJA and the local
federations view the some-
Continued on Page 8
Passage To Freedom
Raises $300,000 Locally
The Passage To Freedom Campaign in Palm Beach
County has raised close to $300,000 since its inception
during the week of Passover, announced Chairs Mr. and
Mrs. Emanuel Goldberg and Sandra Goldberg.
During the past month, the community has been con-
tacted through phon-a-thons, parlor meetings, personal
solicitations and mailings and has responded both with
enthusiasm and support, according to Sandra Goldberg.
"Considering we've just begun I feel we're doing very
well," Mrs. Goldberg expjained. "It's an important oppor-
tunity for people to feel united within the community in
support of a vital cause. I'm very excited about our
figures."
Mrs. Goldberg said that she has met with a little
confusion concerning the regular Federation campaign
that has just ended and the Passage to Freedom Campaign,
but explains that they are completely separate and do not
cross services.
She also mentioned that many members of the commun-
ity are strongly opinionated about the Campaign and have
taken a significant interest in encouraging Soviet emi-
grants to use their visas to go to Israel.
"American Jews prefer the image of all Soviet Jews
streaming to Israel,' Mrs. Goldberg explained. "But most
everyone also agrees that until that happens, we must
support the emigrants with our dollars and just concen-
trate on getting them out for now."


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 19, 1989
Women's Division B&P
Enjoy Evening of Meditation
(Respn(UngToTheCrisisInJemhUmtyAdCm
1989 World Conference For Jewish Professionals
Over 50 business and professional women from the Jewish
community joined the Women's Division B&P Group of the
Jewish Federation at The Biltmore in Palm Beach recently to
share in an experience of Jewish meditation with Rabbi Shoni
Labowitz (above) of Ft. Lauderdale. Following a wine and cheese
reception, Rabbi Labowitz led the women through several spiri-
tual and meditative exercises while introducing the group to its
first phase of Jewish meditation. Pictured below: Jayne Wein-
berg, Co-Chair, Gail Plotkin, Co-Chair, Rabbi Shoni Labowitz,
Angela Lampert, Overall Campaign Chair of B&P Women's
Group.


1
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See Israel With UJA
UJA NATIONAL SUMMER HATIKVA SINGLES MISSION I & II
JULY 16 26,1989 JULY 30 AUGUST 9,1989
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE ISRAEL IN DEPTH
Meet with professionals, kibbutzniks, soldiers, gov-
ernment officials. See the achievements of Israel's
high technology research. Witness ancient and con-
temporary history as they come together. Share the
successes of Project Renewal neighborhoods and
absorption centers.
Experience the warmth and excitement. The miracle
of Israel.
HOTELS: July 17-19 Hilton Hotel Tel Aviv
July 19-21 Plaza Hotel Tiberias
July 21-23 Hilton Hotel Jerusalem
July 23-24 Tent City Negev
July 24-26 Hilton Hotel Jerusalem
HOTELS: July 31 August 2 Hilton Hotel Tel Aviv
August 2-3 Plaza Hotel Tiberias
August 3-6 Hyatt Hotel Jerusalem
August 6-7 Tent City Negev
August 7-9 Hyatt Hotel Jerusalem
COST (From New York) $2200 P.P.
based on a double occupancy ($335 Single Supplement)
MINIMUM COMMITMENT $500
All participants will be solicited for their ffift to the
1990 UJA/Federation Campaign
Applications will be accepted with (500 deposit. Balance to be paid 30 days before
departure.
Cancellations are aubject to a $25 processing tee per participant An additional f 100 lee per
participant is charged by the airlines for cancellations received within 30 days of departure.
We will accept a maximum of two changes per participant. Any airline routing change within
14 days of departure or while on the Mission is subject to a $100 surcharge. Ticket changes
when a ticket has already been issued and mailed will not lake place until the original ticket
is returned
Post mission extensions In Israel or Europe can be arranged, and should be requested on
the application, but no later man 30 days prior to the mission. All land extensions in Israel
must be paid directly to the agent and cannot be paid to the UJA.
For more information, contact your local Federation or
Hillary Charap at UJA National Missions Department,
(212)818-9100 or
Susan Skibell at Region III, (214)644-3200.
NEW YORK, NY Jewish
communal professionals
throughout the world will, for
the first time, join with their
colleagues from Rumania, Bul-
garia and the Soviet Union, at
the LaRomme Hotel in Jerusa-
lem from July 2-5, 1989 for the
Fifth World Conference of
Jewish Communal Service.
The Conference's theme,
"Responding to the Crisis in
Jewish Unity and Commun-
ity," will be addressed in ple-
nary sessions by Israel's Presi-
dent Chaim Herzog; Rabbi
Adin Steinsaltz, the extra-
ordinary scholar who just
opened the first Yeshiva in
Moscow; Mendel Kaplan,
Chairman of the Board of
Governors of the Jewish
Agency for Israel; Shoshana
Cardin, Chairman of the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry; and professors Gerald
Bubis, Daniel Elazar and Ser-
gio Delia Pergola, of Hebrew
Union College, Bar-Ilan Univ-
ersity and Hebrew University,
respectively.
The establishment of the
World Conference of Jewish
Communal Service (WCJCS) is
based on the awareness that
Jewish communal workers re-
gardless of their agencies or
the countries they live in, com-
prise an international Jewish
Civil Service working for the
betterment of Jewish life at
home, in Israel and indeed for
Jews around the world.
"Jewish communal workers
have the obligation, as well as
the opportunity this year, of
using their combined strengths
to reduce tension and promote
unity between Jewish commu-
Israel Profiles U.S. Tourists
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) Sta-
tistics recently published by
the Ministry of Tourism re-
vealed that three-quarters of
the Americans who come to
Israel as tourists are Jewish.
A profile of American tour-
ists who come to Israel show
that 51 percent come alone, 34
percent arrive as couples and
15 percent come in families of
three or more.
Two-thirds of them make
their own travel arrangements
rather than join an inclusive
tour.
Some of the findings include:
Continued on Page 3
I The
Young Adult Division
^ of the
Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County
invites you to a
TROPICAL BMtACHSE
Saturday evening, May 20,1989
9:00 p.m. tilt 12:30 am.
Poolside at the Palm Hotel
630 Clearwater Park Road
I West Palm Beach *
$20 per person / $25 at door
rain or shine
cocktails & hors d'oeuvres
live band
casual attire
cash bar
Singles Reception 8-9 p.m.
ANNOUNCEMENT
TO THE COMMUNITY
The Education Department of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County recognizes the following recipients of the 1989
Kavod Award presented at the Israeli Independence Day
Celebration Sunday. April 30. 1989:
For Outstanding Teaching of Judaic Studies:
Ceceile Tishman Temple Israel
Herbert Wilkenfeld Temple Beth El
For Outstanding Teacher Assistants:
Florence Lerit JCC Pre School
Dana Brass Temple Beth El
We congratulate these recipients for their outstanding efforts!
nities," noted Irving Kessler,
President of the World Con-
ference of Jewish Communal
Service and Executive Vice
Chairman Emeritus of the
United Israel Appeal.
"We are a kind of brother-
hood helping each other by
encouraging, stimulating,
questioning, educating and
creating changes in practices
that improve services that
Jewish communal workers pro-
vide their local, national and
international communities.
Those of us engaged in the
work and planning for the
forthcoming World Confer-
ence of Jewish Communal Ser-
vice know well what the pro-
fessional exchanges between
workers from different coun-
tries can mean to each of us
and the Jewish World. Jewish
community professionals must
work in an atmosphere of Jew-
ish cooperation and mutual
dependence of one Jewish
community upon the other,"
he added.
"We anticipate fruitful and
provocative discussion," Ted
Comet, the Conference Pro-
gram Chairman, who is Direc-
tor of International Affairs of
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions, observed. "We will
grapple with difficult issues in
plenaries and seminars on
Israel and the Palestinians;
Religious Pluralism, and
Israel-Diaspora Relations.
"Our history like any other
is a record of change," he
added. "Our life conditions
vary country to country and
from community to commun-
ity. Some Jewish communities
are expanding, others con-
tracting some are growing
older, others are becoming
younger. At times, change re-
flects internal social dynamics,
and at times, external pres-
sures. Against this backdrop
of change are Jewish values.
Our Conferences will help par-
ticipants integrate the con-
cerns and direction of Jewish
life and values with their indi-
vidual community, thereby in-
creasing the effectiveness of
their role in Jewish communal
service."
The Conference will include
thematic field trips in the Jeru-
salem area; a cultural evening
hosted by JDC; a special Holo-
caust plenary, and a closing
reception with the Prime Min-
ister of the State of Israel,
Yitzhak Shamir. Six concur-
rent sessions will deal with the
role of Jewish professionals in
strengthening Jewish unity
and continuity.
The Conference in Jerusa-
lem occurs once every four
years, to allow for the observa-
tion of changes within Jewish
communities. The goal for
1989 is total participation from
every Jewish community,
worldwide, each represented
by many communal profes-
sional from a wide variety of
service areas: Community
Organization, Community
Relations, Family and Child-
ren's Services, Jewish Educa-
tion, Aged Services and Voca-
tional Training.
For additional information
concerning registration, con-
tact Dr. Sol Green, World Con-
ference of Jewish Communal
Service, 15 East 26th Street,
New York, NY 10010, (212)
532-2526.


Friday, May 19, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Sheila Engelstein To Chair
27th Annual meeting
Alec Engelstein, President
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County has an-
nounced the appointment of
Sheila Engelstein as Chair of
the Federation's 27th Annual
Meeting. The event will be
held on Sunday, June 4, 7 p.m.
at the Airport Hilton in West
Palm Beach.
The program will include the
presentation and installation
of Officers and Board Mem-
bers of the Federation and the
Women's Division. In addition,
there will be special awards
presented to community lead-
ers, campaign awards and a
video tape presentation of pho-
tographs from the 1989 Visit
Israel Now Tour.
Mrs. Engelstein, who has
been actively involved with the
Federation and Women's Divi-
sion for a number of years,
said, "I am looking forward to
joining with members of the
community for this special
event which is the culmination
of the 1989 Federation year."
Mrs. Engelstein currently
serves as Women's Division
Campaign chair, a position she
has held for the last two years.
She served as WD President in
1984-86 and was an Associate
General Campaign Chair of
the 1987 Federation/UJA
Campaign. She also co-chaired
the Lion of Judah event in
Campaign Cabinet
Holds Last Meeting
Sheila Engelstein
1987.
A member of the Executive
Committee of the Jewish Fed-
eration, Mrs. Engelstein sits
on the Women's Board of the
Morse Geriatric Center and is
a founding committee member
of the Alzheimer's Caregiyer
Service. She is also a founding
member of the Bat Gurion
Chapter of Hadassah and a
member of the Board of the
Jewish Community Center.
Cost of the 25th Annual
Meeting is $6 which includes
dessert. For reservations
and/or information contact
Tammy Tasini, Public Rela-
tions Associate, Jewish Feder-
ation, 832-2120.
Remembering The Holocaust
With A New Generation
The Campaign Cabinet of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County held their last meeting of the year recently to discuss
Campaign results and new ideas for the coming year. The group
expressed great satisfaction in this year's outstanding campaign
and shared a variety of thoughts and new ideas for the 1990
UJAIJewish Federation Campaign.
Jewish Federation Offers Successful
On Yom Hashoah, Tuesday,
May 2, Steve Derringer, a 19-
year-old sophomore at the
University of Michigan,
stunned this community with a
45-minute slide presentation
that he composed following a
visit to Poland in 1986.
Crematoria, piles of bones,
hair and .shoes, watchtowers
and gravesites were flashed on
the screen as Derringer nar-
rated from his experiences,
feelings and observations col-
lected while visiting Nazi
death camps in Poland.
The community Holocaust
observance was held at Temple
Emanu-El during Holocaust
Awareness Week, May 1-6. It
was jointly sponsored by the
Holocaust Committee of the
Community Relations Council
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, the Holo-
caust Survivors of the Palm
Beaches and Temple Emanu-
El. Close to 600 people, includ-
ing young students and survi-
vors, attended the memorial.
Many left the synagogue in
tears.
The general media also
responded to the commemora-
tion and several radio and tele-
vision stations and newspapers
conducted interviews with
Derringer, Holocaust survi-
vors and local student partici-.
pants in the 1988 March of the
Living trip to Poland.
Tourists
Continued from Page 2
74 percent of the American
tourists are Jewish;
36 percent come on package
tours;
41 percent make their deci-
sion six months or more before
their trip;
99 percent arrive on sched-
uled flights, only one percent
on charters;
42 percent give the desire to
visit relatives or friends as one
of their reasons for traveling;
61 percent stay in hotels and
their average expenditure is
$1,300 or $62 per day;
90 percent percent say they
have had a good time.
Teacher Training Program
In order to provide the possi-
bility of a quality Jewish edu-
cation for children in Palm
Beach County, a Teacher
Training Program has been
successfully initiated.
Sponsored by the Education
Department of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, several workshops
and seminars have attracted
hundreds of teachers from day
schools and religious schools
and have provided training
and academic credit in various
Judaic and educational sub-
jects. According to Dr. Elliot
Schwartz, Education Director,
the program helps to recruit
and train promising young
people to teach in the Jewish
schools as well as provide
refresher and professional
growth courses for those who
are currently teaching. "As a
result of our success the Edu-
cation Committee plans to
expand this program in the
coming years by reaching out
to the college community and
retirees," Dr. Schwartz said.
The first workshop was held
in the fall of 1988. Included in
the course study was an Intro-
duction to Creative Teaching of
Holidays and Experimential
Learning of Prayer. Partici-
pants were also introduced to
a variety of resources includ-
ing Biblical and Midrashic ref-
erences.
The second workshop held
last February and March
focused on how to make learn-
ing about Jewish History more
exciting and included 24 meth-
ods of teaching Social Studies
successfully. The instructor
was Dr. Hyman Chanover who
is a nationally known lecturer
and general editor of Home
Start. He is also the author of
several books including When
A Jew Celebrates and When A
Jew Prays.
The third mini-course began
in May and will continue in the
fall. Entitled "Classy Class-
rooms," this workshop is
designed to show teachers how
to organize their lessons,
design an effective and excit-
ing learning environment and
evaluate student performance.
In addition to the work-
shops, several one-day semin-
ars were offered. They served
to instruct teaching of Jewish
holidays such as Hanukah,
Purim, Tu B'Shvat and Pass-
over and focused on all grade
levels.
Anyone interested in learn-
ing more about these work-
shops contact the Education
Dept., Jewish Federation, 832-
2120.
Pictured above are Ed Lefkowitz, President of the Holocaust
Survivors of the Palm Beaches and Steve Derringer.
?W&*
Pictured from left to right are four students who participated in
the 1988 March of the Living trip to Poland: Jennifer Gomberg,
Jonathan Davidoff, Tammy Bleiman and Heidi Schonberg; not
pictured is Allison Kapner. At far right is Melissa Weinstein,
member of Temple Emanu-El, singing El Malay Rachamin.
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Report of the 1989 Nominating Committee
Officers
Alec Engelstein
Barry S. Berg -
Irving Mazer
Gilbert S. Messing
Marvin S. Rosen
Mortimer Weiss
Helen G. Hoffman -
-------President
Vice President
- Vice President
Vice President
Vice President
- Vice President
-------Treasurer
Mark F. Levy
Barbara Gordon Green
Sheila Engelstein-------
Ass't Treasurer
Secretary
------------------------Ass't Secretary
Board Members (New Nominations For Three Year
Terms Ending Jane 1992)
Carol Greenbaum Alan Miller
Arnold L. Lamport Nelson Peltz
Louis I. Zuckerman
Board Members (Nominated For Unexpired Terms
Ending June 1991)
Michael A. Lamport Barbara Sommers
Board Members (Renominated For Three Year Terms
Ending June, 1992)
Robert Fitterman Joel Koeppel
Emanuel Goldberg Dr. Richard G. Shugarman
Arnold J. Hoffman Morris Zipkin
Past Presidents
Erwin H. Blonder Jeanne Levy
Stanley G. Brenner Robert E. List
Bette Gilbert Myron J. Nickman
Robert S. Levy Alan L. Shulman
Jerome H. Tishman
Rabbinical Representatives
Rabbi Howard Shapiro Rabbi Joseph Speiser
Rabbi Steven Westman
Respectfully submitted,
Nominating Committee
Jeanne Levy, Chair
Erwin H. Blonder Sandra Rosen
Stanley Katz Zelda Mason
Martin List Myron J. Nickman
Alvin Wilensky


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 19, 1989
Arafat's French Connection
When French President Francois Mitter-
rand made known his intention to meet with
Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman
Yasir Arafat, two goals were met: he helped to
further legitimize terrorist movement; and he
put the French Jewish community in a defen-
sive position.
Having consummated the deal struck to
meet with Arafat but not grant him the full
treatment normally accorded a head-of-state
Mitterrand apparently attempted to put the
best face on the meeting and garner for
himself a reputation as an international states-
man.
The result of the newest French connection
is that another Geneva-type statement dis-
avowing past PLO policy has been made .
maybe.
Refusing to reconfirm or reaffirm or rede-
fine what he meant by "null and void" in
relation to the Palestine National Covenant
which calls for the extinction of the Jewish
state, Arafat once again equivocated.
PLO lieutenants who contradict Arafat in
the echo of his words do little, as well, to
inspire confidence in their chairman's dubious
meaning.
We view with disfavor the kinds of invita-
tions that lead to Arafat playing the spotlight.
Currying favor with world leaders in the form
and fashion that Arafat has, to date, does not
accomplish the real goals that would further
Mideast peace.
PLO Redundancy
Yasir Arafat made the news recently for his
use of familiar rhetoric.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization
Chairman suggested, in French, that his PLO
covenant was "null and void" as it related to
Israel.
Seems the charter itself uses the same
language: Article 19 reads that the existence
of the State of Israel is null and void.
Elaboration or Obfuscation?
This transcript of Yasir A ra/at s interview with Radio Monte Carlo in
Arabic, May S, is courtesy of the American Jewish Congress.
Q: You said in French that the Charter is caduque, that is
to say nullified "
Arafat: "That is your translation. Would it make sense
for me to teach you how translate?"
Q: "Let's say that it has expired (Arabic: Faata alaiha
alzaman) "
Arafat: "It has aged (Arabic: Taqaadamat)."
Q: "Fine, the translation is: 'It has aged*."
Arafat: "The word Taqaadamat appears in many verses
in the Koran with regard to other [earlier] verses. Does this
mean that these other verses were nullified? No."
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PAMYAT, The Soviet
Regime And Glasnost
By JEFFREY A. ROSS
Adapted from PAMYAT, a
Publication of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith
Pamyat, which means 'mem-
ory,' was founded in 1980,
during the later Brezhnev per-
iod, by several employees of
the USSR Ministry of Aviation
Industry. Its manifest goal
was to help preserve and
secure traditional Russian his-
torical and cultural monu-
ments, first in Moscow and
then throughout the Russian
Republic. Its call for national
pride, traditional moral values,
abstention from alcohol, and
volunteer weekend labor, met
a popular response and the
embryonic organization began
to grow.
As it grew, it became an
increasingly attractive vehicle
for people with an agenda of
chauvinistic Great Russian
nationalism and anti-Semi-
tism. Loosely organized
groups of right-wing fanatics,
some even taking on neo-Nazi
form, had been tolerated and
even promoted in the Soviet
Union since the 1960*s. The
regime had found them to be a
useful tool in its attempt to
mobilize mass support and
intimidate Soviet Jews
through a widespread anti-
Zionist campaign. Pamyat left
the Ministry of Aviation Indus-
try and, by the fall of 1985, at
the very same time that the
policy of Glasnost was pro-
claimed, emerged with a new
leadership and a new program.
Since that time, its public
espousal of hatred against the
Jews, whom it sees as the
cause for all of the ills of the
USSR, has grown in intensity
and notoriety.
Pamyat sees Russia as being
under assault from a Jewish
conspiracy that is interna-
tional in scope and which relies
upon the international Maso-
nic order as its particular tool.
Both draw heavily for inspira-
tion, justification, and propa-
ganda upon that notorious for-
gery of the Tsar's secret
police, The Protocols of the
Elders of Zion. Both rely on
shadowy friends and protec-
tors in high places, especially
among the security services.
Both use the same hate-filled
slogan of the program: "Death
to the Yids. Save Russia."
It is ironic that Glasnost, the
liberalization of politics and
society that has been highly
touted by the Soviet regime
and welcomed by commentat-
ors throughout the world, has
been extended to Soviet anti-
Semites but is still largely den-
ied to Soviet Jews, who are not
allowed to either freely emi-
grate or to develop their own
culture within the USSR. Pam-
yat, despite its nostalgia for
pre-revolutionary Russia, pub-
licly proclaims its loyalty to
Soviet Communism and its
support for the policies of Gen-
eral Secretary Gorbachev.
Pamyat defines itself as a mil-
itant defender of Perestroika
against all who would seek to
undermine true reform,
namely Jews and Masons.
Pamyat is attracted by socie-
ties that it sees as having
successfully fought Western
culture and built upon tradi-
tional values. It has given spe-
cial praise to the regimes in
Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and
Libya in this regard, even
claiming to have a functioning
branch in Syria. This pro-Arab
slant, along with its strident
anti-Zionism, places Pamyat
within the mainstream rather
than at the periphery of Soviet
policy.
Its exclusionary religio-
political messianism was re-
flected in the Pamyat cam-
paign to publicly intimidate
Moscow's sizable Jewish com-
munity at the time of the June
1988 observance of the millen-
nium of Orthodox Christianity
in Russia.
Among the anti-Semitic
claims made by Pamyat are
charges that Jewish "interna-
tionalists," in league with the
Masons, spearheaded the
Continued on Page 9
Letter To The Editor
Friday, May 19,1989
Volume 15
14IYAR5749
Number 18
EDITOR:
Why hasn't the Vatican
recognized Israel it's
long overdue. According to a
Los Angeles Time's report by
Cal Thomas, it is not a matter
of religion, but of pragmatism.
The report indicated that
there are about two million
Catholics and hundreds of mis-
sionaries in the Arab/Moslem
world.
Therefore, I am convinced
that after 41 years of Israel's
independence, should they rec-
ognize Israel officially, the
Vatican may be embarrassed.
After all, the U.S. and 36
other countries have estab-
lished embassies in Tel Aviv.
Why couldn't the Vatican do
the same?
John Cardinal O'Connor,
who, when in the Middle East
a few years ago, visited Israel
and met with Pres. Herzog and
other Israeli officials, has the
courage of his convictions and
is a most decent person. His
equal concern for Arab poor
and Jewish victims of the
Holocaust is sincere. The Vati-
can did not approve of his visit.
Some more observations-
Pope Pius X at the Vatican
was very silent during the
Holocaust. A word from him
could have probably reduced
the carnage that took place
for both Jew and Gentile at
that time in France, Italy and
Austria.
Both Catholics and Jews
accept the Old Testament
prophecy of an in-gathering of
Jews in the ancient land of
Israel.
Cardinal O'Connor was per-
mitted to meet with Jordan's
King Hussein even though
Rome does not recognize Jor-
dan either. More strange is
that the Pope welcomed PLO
Yasser Arafat to Rome in
1985.
Israel came to the aid of
Lebanese Christians, who suf-
fered at the hands of the Mos-
lem extremists, yet the Vati-
can refuses to recognize Israel.
The Vatican preaches moral-
ity over politics. To be consis-
tent, it should do another
moral thing and recognize the
State of Israel.
Mr. Cal Thomas' report in
the Los Angeles Times on this
subject was well documented
and to be commended.
LOUIS J. KESSLER
Palm Beach Gardens

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Israel Hands Over Five Terrorists
By TAMAR LEVY
GENEVA (JTA) Five of the 15 presumed terrorists
Israeli marines captured on a boat bound from Lebanon to
Cyprus have been handed over to the International
Committee of the Red Cross delegates in Israel.
A spokesman for the ICRC here confirmed that the
persons turned over to the Red Cross delegates in the
security zone in southern Lebanon include two Lebanese
and three Palestinians.
The 10 others will be allowed visits by the ICRC after 14
days of detention.
Jews Not Immune To Prejudice
LOS ANGELES (JTA) The head of the congregational
arm of Reform Judaism in North America, drawing a
parallel between the stigmatization of people with AIDS
and the shunning of Jews, decried the Jewish community's
attitude toward the disease and toward Jews who have
contracted it.
Speaking recently at a religious service in support of
people with AIDS at the Leo Baeck Temple, Rabbi
Alexander Schindler declared, "The acquired immune
deficiency syndrome has revealed a deficiency in our
Jewish community's own immune system: that we are not
so immune to prejudice."
Schindler attacked what he considers the additional
victimization of people with AIDS through the loss of jobs
and rejection by family and friends.
He stated that PWAs are scapegoated by those who
believe they "are healthy because they are more deserving,
because they lead a more virtuous life."
This attitude can sometimes influence those with AIDS,
causing them "to hate themselves, convinced that they are
somehow morally or physically inferior."
If UNESCO Admits PLO State,
U.S. Won't Consider Rejoining
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) The Bush administration
warned the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization that there is no chance the United
States will rejoin UNESCO if membership is granted to a
"state of Palestine."
The Palestine Liberation Organization applied for admis-
sion to the Paris-based international organzation as part of
its campaign to gain international recognition for its
self-proclaimed state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The U.S. warning does not contain a threat of withdraw-
ing funds from UNESCO, as hangs over the World Health
Organization, since the United States has not appropriated
any funds for UNESCO since it withdrew in 1984.
Women Pray Without Incident
By CATHRINE GERSON
JERUSALEM (JTA) A group of women succeeded in
conducting prayer services last week at the Western Wall,
without being assaulted or harassed by the ultra-Orthodox,
as has occurred in previous attempts.
The group, which calls for itself the Women's Kotel
Tefillah, recited the prayers for Rosh Hodesh, the new
month.
They went to the Wall despite appeals by Jerusalem
Mayor Teddy Kollek and Religious Affairs Minister Zevu-
lun Hammer to change their plans to avoid incidents.
Their worship was virtually undisturbed. A man who
tried to break into the women's section was stopped by
police.
In past months, the women have been harassed by
ultra-Orthodox men and women at the Wall, who cursed
them, threw chairs and bottles at them and, in one case,
reportedly bit them.
New Settlement Near Nahalin
JERUSALEM (JTA) The Gush Emunim established a
new settlement in the West Bank recently, directly
overlooking the Arab village of Nahalin.
Nahalin, which lies southwest of Bethlehem, was the
scene of a predawn raid by Israeli security forces on April
13, in which five Palestinians were killed and 50 wounded.
The new settlement, called Tsoref, was authorized under
last year's unity coalition agreement. It will be formally
dedicated.
Friday, May 19, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Are You Sure?
ARE YOU SURE...that you understand what The Foundation of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County can do to be of assistance to you? Some of
the questions that are directed to us periodically indicate that in spite of our
best efforts, and our guidelines, our procedures are not always understood.
For example, philanthropic funds are intended to help you. It's a tool to make
your life simpler. You can open one with us by signing a simple form and
depositing a minimum of $1,000, which is our requirement for opening such a
fund. We will then, at your recommendation, meet your philanthropic require-
ments as you make allocations to the Federation, the Jewish Community
Center, the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center, the United Way, and any tax-
exempt charitable agency.
The form that we use for the release of your funds is also simple. As you use
the funds, of course, you will want to replenish them to keep your account
active.
Gone are the days of keeping records of individual contributions for tax
purposes. You can make one or two tax-deductible contributions to the Jewish
Federation for your fund each year to cover your planned giving and then
recommend distributions from your fund to the charities of your choice. As long
as the charity is recognized by the IRS, it will be granted.
It is just as simple as that! Now what are our charges for providing this
assistance, for writing your check, for taking care of the charities that you love?
It is a service that we offer to you at no charge at this time. In addition, the sum
that remains in your account with us will receive a healthy interest payment on a
quarterly basis.
Besides all of the above, we will send you a quarterly statement indicating to
whom you have given money, how much interest your fund has earned, and what
the balance is at the end of the quarter. What more could you ask for?
Then why aren't members of our community lining up around the block of the
Flagler National Bank Building on Flagler Drive to open such funds with us? We
aren't sure. Perhaps it is because the beauties of what we are offering to the
community free of charge are still not completely understood.
The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 Flagler Drive, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(407) 832-2120
Edward Baker
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Erwin H. Blonder
Chairman
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THE FOUNDATION
of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
N Y Times Acknowledges rMM
Inaccurate Headlines
e/c/an
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
In response to a letter of
criticism from the Zionist
Organization of America, Ber-
nard Gwertzman, Deputy For-
eign Editor of the New York
Times, recently acknowledged
that "Inaccurate headlines do
not serve anyone's interests.
There is no question but the
headline was wrong."
Milton S. Shapiro, ZOA
President had questioned the
recent headline in the New
York Times which stated,
"For the first time, Israel
restricts Palestinians' Free-
dom of Worship" which im-
plied that Israel imposed
Torah Makes
Comeback
At Hebrew
University
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
Hebrew University will rein-
state its advanced Torah study
programs, which were discon-
tinued three years ago, accord-
ing to Zevulun Hammer,
Israel's minister of religious
affairs.
Speaking earlier this month
at the university's Hecht Syna-
gogue, Hammer pledged sup-
port of the reinstated kollel
and midrasha programs
through the ministry's "Toch-
nit Elef," a project designed to
establish programs around the
country that combine classical
Continued on Page 9
restrictions On the right of
Palestinians to worship at the
Al Aqusa Mosque, as a matter
of policy.
"This unusual acknowledge-
ment by the New York Times
that it erred, thereby unfairly
placing Israel in a negative
posture, was a welcome and
responsible act by the editors
of this important publication."
Shapiro also pointed out, "Too
often in recent months Israel
has been subjected to bias and
inaccurate news reporting and
it's important that each and
every instance be challenged
so that the media will display a
greater sense of responsibility
in the future."
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Morse Hosts County-Wide Nursing Home
Picnic For Kick-Off Of "Older Americans"
JCDS To Hold 16th
Annual Meeting
The 16th Annual Meeting of
the Jewish Community Day
School will take place on Mon-
day, June 5, 7:30 p.m. at the
JCDS campus. Marvin Rosen,
ast president of the Day
chool, has been named chair-
person of the evening accord-
ing to president, Joan Toch-
ner. Alec Engelstein, Presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation,
will install the 1989/90 Board
of Directors.
The nominated slate of offi-
cers and members of the
Board of Directors are: Presi-
dent, Barry Krischer; Vice
Presidents, Robert Abrams,
Marjorie Berg, Elizabeth Perl-
man, David Shapiro, Stacey
Levy, Sandra Rosen, and Mar-
tin Katz; Secretary, Sonia
Kay; Treasurer, Dr. Moshe
Adler; Management Board,
Martin Cass, Debra Fields,
Leonard Hanser, Joel Koep-
pel, Dr. Alan LeRoy, Martin
List, Phyllis Penner, Alvin
Perlman, Barbara Robinson,
Rhonda Shore, Adele Simon,
Marjorie Konigsberg, Michelle
Konigsburg, Cheryl David-
Aquatics
Consultant
Joins JCC
John R. Spannuth
Steven Shapiro, President of
the JCC of the Palm Beaches
has announced that the agency
has retained renowed aquatics
specialist, John R. Spannuth to
help develop both the JCC
aquatics facilities and its
aquatics program.
Mr. Spannuth has served as
Executive Director, Interna-
tional Special Olympics, Ken-
nedy Foundation, Washington,
D.C.; President, American
Swimming Coaches Associa-
tion; Sports Administrator and
Director of Recreation for the
United States Sports Academy
in the Middle East, and is
Founder and Executive Direc-
tor of the United States Water
Fitness Association.
Mr. Spannuth who has
served as public speaker at
many national aquatics confer-
ences and is a member of many
national aquatics associations,
is also a Life Member of the
International Swimming Hall
of Fame, and a Life Member of
the American Swimming
Coaches Association.
off.Dr. Jay Trabin. Larry
Abramson, Rhonda Klein,
Judge Howard Berman, Mar-
tin Kerner, Michael Salnick,
Marva Perrin, Deborah Katz;
Honorary Board, Buddie Bren-
ner, Erwin Blonder, Rabbi
Emanuel Eisenberg, Mrs. Max
L. Feinberg, Henry Grossman,
H. Irwin Levy, Robert D.
Rapaport, Irving Salins, Bette
Wolfson Schapiro, Dr. Richard
Shugarman, Alan Shulman,
Phillip Siskin, Rabbi Isaac
Vander Walde, Benjamin
Wolfson; Past Presidents, Dr.
Hyman Roberts, Max Tochner,
Barry Krischer, Dr. Howard
Kay, Shirley Dellerson, Dean
Rosenbach, Dr. Arthur Vir-
shup, Marvin Rosen, Joan
Tochner; Founders, Ann Lei-
bovit, Carol Roberts.
Nursing home residents
from Jupiter to Boca Raton
joined tne residents of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center Monday, May 1 to
launch "Older Americans
Month." The kick-off was held
in John Prince Park under the
direction of Morse Activities
Coordinator, Donna Ricketts.
Highlighting the event was
the presentation of a procla-
mation naming May 1-31,
"Older Americans Month in
Palm Beach County." The pro-
clamation was presented to
Sarah Weinstein, President of
the Morse Resident Council,
by Carol Elmquist, Chairwo-
man of the Palm Beach County
Board of Commissioners.
Cameras and reporters from
local TV stations and the Palm
Beach Post recorded the crowd
of over 100 enjoying a sing-
Continued on Page 10
Carole Elmquist, Chairwoman of the Palm Beach County Board
of Commissioners presents the "Older Americans Month in Palm
Beach County" proclamation. Receiving the document is Sarah
Weinstein, President of the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center's
Resident Council.

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Simchas, Mazels & Mitzvahs

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DIAMOND GOLDBERG
Wendy Diamond and Ned
Goldberg, both of New
Orleans, are pleased to
announce their engagement.
Ms. Diamond is the Metairie
Branch Coordinator of the
Jewish Community Center of
New Orleans. Mr. Goldberg is
the Executive Director of the
Jewish Children's Regional
Service, an agency and charit-
able fund serving Jewish child-
ren in seven states of the
South. Mr. Goldberg was asso-
ciated with the Jewish Family
and Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, Florida from
1980 to 1988.
The couple's parents are
Mark and Gloria Diamond of
Jericho, New York, and Mar-
vin and Joyce Goldberg of Cin-
cinnati, Ohio.
A wedding is planned in New
York in early September and a
reception for the couple is
planned in West Palm Beach
for early October.
B'nai Mitzvah
Jennifer Brown
JENNIFER BROWN
Jennifer Kaye Brown of
Wellington will be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday, May 27 at Temple
Beth Zion in Royal Palm
Beach. Jennifer has chosen to
symbolically share her Bat
Mitzvah with Ekaterina Burdo
of the USSR, who has been
denied her freedom to be call-
ed to the Torah. Jennifer will
also participate in the Friday
night Sabbath service.
Jennifer is a seventh-grade
honors student at Wellington
Landings Community Middle
School. She is a member of the
Mathematics Academic Games
Team and a participant in the
Florida Mathematics League.
An accomplished musician,
Jennifer plays the flute and
piccolo in the Wellington
Landings Advanced Band. She
has received several music
awards including first prize in
the Young People's Talent
Showcase and a Superior
medal at the District Solo and
Ensemble Festival. She won a
first prize in the Wellington
Landings Science Fair and
went on to receive honors at
the Regional Science and
Engineering Fair. This sum-
mer Jennifer will be attending
Rachel Fischer
RACHEL FISCHER
Rachel Beth Fischer, daugh-
ter of Dr. Lee and Candice
Fischer of Atlantis, will be
called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah on Saturday, May 20
at Temple Judea. Rabbi Joel
Levine and Cantor Anne New-
man will officiate.
Rachel is a 7th grade student
at Lantana Middle School,
where she is a member of the
Chorus. She is a member of the
Junior Youth Group at Temple
Judea. She enjoys drama,
dancing and singing.
Rachel will be twinned with
Elena Movshovich of Latvia,
Russia who was denied her
freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.
Family members sharing the
simcha are her brothers Adam,
Jason and sister, Rebecca, and
grandparents Jerry and
Mildred Kantor of North
Miami Beach and Jacqueline
and Bernard Fischer of
Melbourne, Florida.
Greenberg
Sharpe
Shugarman Lectures To
International Congress
Mrs. Lawrence Sharpe
Mrs. Jerome David Green-
berg of Lake Park has
announced the marriage of her
daughter, Wendy Diane
Greenberg, to Mr. Lawrence
Charles Sharpe, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Malcolm M. Sharpe of
Lake Clarke Shores. Miss
Greenberg is the daughter of
the late Jerome David Green-
berg.
The ceremony took place at
Richard Shugarman, M.D., a
local opthalmologist, has
recently lectured to the 10th
International Contact Lens
Congress in Atlantic City,
New Jersey.
He was one of 25 invited
speakers who lectured over a
two day period of extensive
training in contact lens fitting.
The audience consisted of
approximately 1,200 doctors
who came from all 50 states
and many foreign countries.
Among Dr. Shugarman's co-
speakers were professors from
various medical schools in this
country, as well as recognized
contact lens authorities from
different European countries.
This is the fifth time that Dr.
Shugarman has been invited to
speak at this Congress, which
celebrates its 10th anniversary
this year, making him one of
the most popular and sought
after speakers.
Dr. Shugarman is a noted
lecturer and author whose
works have appeared in medi-
cal journals. His local appoint-
Richard G. Shugarman
ments are Clinical Assistant
Professor of Ophthalmology at
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute,
University of Miami, School of
Medicine, and Chief of Opthal-
mology at John F. Kennedy
Memorial Hospital in Atlantis,
Florida. He is a past president
of the Palm Beach County
Opthalmologic Society.
The Golf & Racquet Club of
Eastpointe Country Club on
Sunday, March 12. Rabbi How-
ard Shapiro of Temple Israel,
West Palm Beach, officiated.
Miss Greenberg, an artist,
attended Stephens College,
Columbia, Missouri. Mr.
Sharpe, a graduate of Florida
Southern College, is self-
employed as a partner in
Sharpe and Perkins, a sales
company. After a wedding trip
to California they now reside
in Lake Clarke Snores.
Kimberley Warsett
KIMBERLEY WARSETT
Kimberley Sharon Warsett,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Douglas Warsett of North
Palm Beach Gardens, will be
called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah on Saturday, May 20,
at Temple Beth David of Palm
Beach Gardens. Rabbi Randall
J. Konisburg and Cantor Earl
J. Rackoff will officiate.
Kimberley will be twinning
with Sabina Tomshinkaya,
who was scheduled to leave the
Soviet Union for freedom on
May 11.
Kimberly is a member of
Kadima, and of the National
Talent Search Program. She
was elected to Howell Watkins'
Student Council; is vice-
president of her school's Span-
nish Club and Literary Club;
and is a member of the Drill
Team. She won first place
place in Palm Beach County's
Spanish Spelling Bee and
placed in the top ten in the
County's Mathematics Contest
for seventh graders.
Sharing in this occasion with '
Kimberley, will be her sister,
Jill, her grandparents Phil and
Annette Lichterman from
Duluth, Minnesota, Paul and
Ruth Warsett from Minne-
apolis, Minnesota, and great-
grandmother Sylvia Lichter-
man from Minneapolis.
ROY PHILLIP SALINS
Roy Phillip Salins, son of
Gary and Chana Salins of
Royal Palm Beach, Florida,
was called to the Torah as a
Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May
13 at Temple Beth Zion.
Roy is a student at Crest-
wood Middle School. He enjoys
participating in academic
games and won first place in
the State of Florida Equations
Math Competition last year
and third place in the Florida
Scholastic Linguistics Compe-
tition this year. He also enjoys
baseball and basketball.
Family members sharing in
Continued on Page 10
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Jennifer's parents, will be
sponsoring the May 26, Friday
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May 27, following the services
in honor of Jennifer's Bat
Mitzvah and her sister
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Rare And Precious Jewish Books
Found In Lithuanian Warehouse
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By JONATHAN MARK
The New York Jewish Week
NEW YORK (JTA) A vast
storehouse of rare and pre-
cious Jewish books and letters
that predate the Holocaust has
been found in the Lithuanian
city of Vilnius, according to
Samuel Norich, executive dir-
ector of the YIVO Institute for
Jewish Research. YIVO is hop-
ing to be given access to the
material.
Before the Nazis decimated
the city's Jewish community,
Vilnius then known by its
Polish name, Vilna was call-
ed "the Lithuanian Jerusa-
lem" as a tribute to its intellec-
tual leadership among the
Jewish communities of East-
em Europe.
True to its reputation, the
new-found treasures include
approximately 5,000 Jewish
books, 20,000 issues of more
than 150 Jewish newspapers,
70 Torah scrolls and the corre-
spondence of prewar Jewish
luminaries such as pioneering
Yiddish linguist Max Wein-
reich and the legendary Rabbi
Israel Meir HaCohen, revered
the world over as the Chofetz
Chaim.
Some papers contained the
autobiographies of young Jew-
ish children who responded to
a YIVO autobiography contest
in the 1930s. Norich said that
some of the autobiographies
were book-length and "con-
tained rich historical detail."
YIVO was founded in Vilna
by Weinreich in 1925 and
moved to New York City at the
onset of World War II.
A major portion of the new-
found archives, discovered in
an old, white, Franciscan mon-
astery now used as a ware-
house, belonged to YIVO's
prewar collection. In the
chapel of the monastery were
stacks of Jewish newspapers
in Lithuanian, Polish and Yid-
dish.
According to Norich, the
neatly wrapped and labeled
papers contained what appear-
ed to be the complete publish-
ing run of numerous Jewish
newspapers from the early
1920s through 1939.
Sadly, Norich added,
"Everything ends in 1939,"
the beginning of the war.
Some of the treasures
recently found are thought to
be from the Nazi collection,
while others appear to have
been smuggled away from the
Nazis and buried for safekeep-
ing by slave laborers, including
some non-Jewish Lithuanians,
working at the risk of their
lives.
In June 1945, the U.S. Army
identified a portion of the
'Passage To Freedom
times controversial campaign.
For UJA's part, officials
would prefer that all monies
raised by the local communi-
ties be forwarded to the UJA.
A monitoring committee will
then divide the proceeds, allo-
cating approximately half to
impacted Jewish communities
in the United States on a per
capita basis and half to Israel
and the overseas agencies
involved in resettling Soviet
Jews.
For example, the Jewish fed-
erations of New York and the
North Shore communities of
Massachusetts have agreed to
forward 100 percent of the
funds raised in their special
campaigns to UJA. Both com-
munities are among the seven
expecting the largest propor-
tional influx of Soviet Jews.
Such an arrangement was
designed to protect UJA's tra-
ditional role as an organization
that raises money on behalf of
Israel, while meeting the fed-
erations' separate need for
resettlement funds. Some
40,000 Soviet Jews are
expected to leave the Soviet
Union this year, with 90 per-
cent headed for the United
States.
San Francisco To Retain
Funds
But some of the more than
200 local federations are chart-
ing a different course. In San
Francisco, another of the
"impacted seven," the federa-
tion will use all the money it
raises to resettle Soviet Jews
locally, and cannot assure the
UJA that there will be any
money left over for overseas
use.
"We're not sending our
money to New York," Rabbi
Brian Lurie, the federation's
executive director, told the
Northern California Jewish
Bulletin. "We're taking care of
our own need, which is dispro-
portionate."
A third example of how local
federations are participating is
found in Bergen County, N.J.,
where the board of the United
Jewish Community announced
it would hold onto 50 percent
of the funds for local needs and
then remit the balance to the
UJA. If Bergen should have
any funds left over from the
local portion, they will be dis-
tributed to federations among
the "impacted seven."
Asked Monday about these
divergent paths, Lender said
he had only one understand-
ing: "that all money will be
forwarded to the UJA, and
we'll deal with the dollars
based on the ground rules set
up by the CJF monitoring com-
mittee."
The Council of Jewish Fed-
erations, the umbrella organi-
zation of local community
funds, staffs the multi-agency
Monitoring and Accountability
Committee that is overseeing
the allocations process.
According to UJA President
Stanley Horowitz, who took
part in the recent conference
call, CJF called on all the
federated communities to par-
ticipate in the campaiirn
accoiuiug iu uie national
plan."
"If San Francisco deviates
from that national plan," Hor-
owitz said, "they and the CJF
will be in touch with one
another."
In the meantime, UJA will
continue to include the money
pledged to the San Francisco
campaign to date $1.1 mil-
lion in its tally of funds
raised in the national cam-
paign.
YIVO collection in a suburb
outside Frankfurt, where the
Nazis had shipped it. In 1947,
some 80,000 books and archiv-
al documents and photos were
sent to YIVO headquarters in
New York.
In 1946, the Soviets took
what the Nazis had left in
Vilna as the centerpiece for a
Jewish museum of their own.
That museum closed in 1949,
and Norich speculated that
some of its holdings eneded up
at the monastery book center.
Norich said the New York
archive was like a paginated
book whose unnumbered miss-
ing pages were suddenly
found.
"It is up to the Lithuanian
authorities what will become
of this material," Norich said.
"But the very fact that they
have kept this material all this
time, that some people have
risked their lives to save it,
that they took the initiative to
show it to YIVO representa-
tives, indicates that there is a
positive attitude toward Jew-
ish affairs in Vilna.
"They recognize that YIVO
comes from there, that it is a
creation of the Jewish com-
munity of that city. I'm hope-
ful that they will continue to do
the right thing as they have
done in the past."
Continued from Page 1
The "Passage to Freedom"
campaign has been controver-
sial since its inception. Despite
enormous local needs San
Francisco estimates it will
need $2.7 million to resettle
1,500 additional Soviet Jews
American Jews have voiced
ambivalence about raising
money for Soviet Jews who
have opted not to settle in
Israel.
Different approaches to
"Passage to Freedom," espe-
cially if other cities follow San
Francisco's lead, will make
final accounting difficult and
may threaten UJA's pledge to
ensure a sizable allocation to
the Jewish Agency for the
absorption of Soviet Jew* in
Israel.
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By MURIEL LEVITT
What I am about to relate will in no way solve the energy
crisis or effect peace in the Middle East. However, I
thought that you just might enjoy reading about how and
why I first began wearing glasses.
As you have heard many times before, I was raised in a
typical Jewish middle class area of the Bronx, New York.
We did all the same things that other Jewish families did.
We played together and stayed together despite the
devastating depression era. All my friends went to religi-
ous school or Sunday school, attended temple on holidays,
and strongly identified as Jews, but most people I knew
were not Orthodox or devoutly pious. Our family pretty
much conformed to that pattern.
I am sure that money was far from plentiful, but my
sister and I were never made to feel any lack of life's
necessities. As a matter of fact, we were often given minor
treats when we were young. One of my favorite luxuries
was going to the movies every week.
On Saturday afternoon, if I had been good all week and
performed well in school, my mother would give me fifteen
cents. To me this was a princely sum. For one dime I would
gain admission to the Mt. Eden theater. With the remain-
ing nickel, I could choose any candy I wished from a
counter of goodies in the lobby. I felt rich!
I must confess that in short order I stopped buying candy
and began investing my five cents in sour pickles. Imagine
... for a nickel I could buy five big juicy barrel pickles. By
eating them slowly and carefully, they lasted through two
complete showings of a double feature. Today I can barely
sit through one movie, much less four!
My weekly adventure in movieland lasted for a long, long
time, probably until I was nine. One Saturday I missed my
usual matinee and in some mysterious manner, which I
don't remember, I ended up at our local public library. It
was a discovery that changed the course of my life.
Although my parents had the typical Judaic respect for
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had no tame to frequent libraries. I was the who brought
books into our home and made reading a family passion
Books opened up a whole new world to me. Everv snare
hour was spent in discovery of the written word. I thrilled
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delighted m Little Women. It was an incredible experience
for a nine-year-old. ?-
Before too long I had systematically read my way
through the entire children's section. This sounds like an
enormous task but it was really no big deal since our branch
was never overstocked. Whenever I discovered a book that
I had never read before a feeling of pure joy arose and I
wondered what was in store. It was as though someone had
given me an unexpected gift.
My parents were very supportive of such voracious
reading habits. We discussed books and authors at the
dinner table. Novels and non-fiction were devoured after
homework. But, you must remember that this preceded
television when children had not yet been mesmerized bv
the tube. J
Books became such an integral part of my existence that
I would cover my head with a blanket at night and read bv
flashlight after everyone thought I was asleep. If I got up
very early, I would stretch across the bed and by the dim
light, read from a book which was positioned on the floor
This continued for over a year when the inevitable
happened. My teachers noticed me squinting and having
difficulty with fine print. A note was sent home recom-
mending a visit to the opthamologist.
As I told you in the beginning, my tale will not affect any
of the world s problems, but this is the true story of how
and why I came to wear glasses, so help me Hemingway.
P.S. Random Thoughts and I will be on summer hiatus
until September. Have a gezunteh and fraylach vacation
Be back in the fall.
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Na'Amat USA Donor Luncheon
The Na'Amat USA Palm
Beach Council Donor Lunch-
eon was attended by over 600
people. This year the Gala
Affair was held at the elegant
Boca Raton Hotel and Club.
After a marvelous lunch,
Sandra Cohen, President of
Palm Beach Council, wel-
comed everyone and thanked
Chairwomen Bea Goldsmith
and Florence N. Kaufman for
arranging such a successful
affair. She said, "The strength
of a nation is in its people, so
we must support the people,
nourish the children and do
what we can to keep the people
strong."
Guest speaker was Marianne
Bobick, Past President of the
Jewish Federation of South
County.
With our support, Na'Amat
works for the advancement of
the status of women, provides
educational and social pro-
grams and services through
Day Care Centers, Vocational
and Agricultural School net-
works and Legal Service Bur-
i8ti?k
Seated from left, to right: Pearl Epstein of Penina Club; Shirley
Fayne, Past President of Council; Sandra Cohen, Council
President; Rae Hoff Past President of Council; and Ruth
Freeman ofGolda Meir Club. Standing from left, to right: Evelyn
Kuznetzov of Tikvah Club; Rose Rosenberg of Beersheba Club;
Florence M. Kaufman, of Shoshanna Club; Mary Osser and
Lillian Shames of Zipporah Club; Raye Shaya of Cypress Club
and Blanche Gottlieb of Kinneret Club.
eaus. Our goal is to develop the
highest level of human poten-
tial in every Israeli citizen.
Na'Amat USA, sister organ-
ization to Na'Amat Israel, is
part of the world movement,
formerly known as Pioneer
Women/Na'Amat, having a
worldwide membership of over
750,000. In the United States,
Na'Amat USA serves as a
strong advocate for progres-
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Rights and Child Welfare.
The Jewish Community Center Presents
MIT UNIVERSITY OF TODDLERS
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A higher education for your young child (6 to 24 months)
A wonderful opportunity for children to explore their
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Parent and child work together in activities involving
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Parents discuss relevant child-rearing issues.
Classes meet weekly!
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Torah
Continued
from Page 5
MAY 29th BEGINS
JCC
WEEK
We are celebrating the expansion
and growth of our
Jewish Community Center
Monday, May 29 Official
Opening of our new Family Park at
Camp Shalom and the celebration
ot the camp's transformation Into a
beautiful camp.
Tuesday, May 30 First
Anniversary celebration of our
Preschool West
Wednesday, May 31 First
Anniversary celebration of our
Boynton Beach Senior Center
Thursday, June 1 First
Anniversary celebration of our
Preschool Central
Friday, June 2 A late morning
celebration of our new Senior 4
Social Canter, and the affixing of
the mezzuzah. This will be followed
by a bus caravan to the new
Campus Site where we will affix a
mezzuzah to the new Campus office
and inaugurate the Community
Campaign for the new building.
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yeshiva learning with Zionism.
The Hebrew University pro-
grams, conducted by volun-
teers for university students
with a strong background of
Torah study, will be reinstated
during the coming academic
year.
Hammer also met with some
of the students participating in
the current Bet Medrash pro-
gram, a weekly two-hour study
session taught by volunteers.
The students in the pro-
gram, who are mostly from
English-speaking countries
and are enrolled at the Hebrew
University's Rothberg School
for Overseas Students, come
from a variety of backgrounds,
ranging from Orthodox to
secular.
Hammer praised the phe-
nomenon, saying, "The divi-
sions between secular Jews
who shun Torah study and
religious Jews who reject the
culture of the outside world
must be bridged."
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destruction of traditional Rus-
sian culture during the 1920's
and 1930s; that Jews active in
the Soviet arts and media are
currently acting to "contamin-
ate" Russian culture; and that
Soviet Jewish emigres "de-
fame" Russia from abroad.
Jews are blamed for the hard-
ships of life in the USSR, are
blamed for massive soil ero-
sion, are seen as responsible
for the nuclear disaster at
Chernobyl, and are even
blamed for the stagnation of
the Brezhnev years.
Pamyat has chapters in
many cities throughout Russia
and continues to grow in size.
Its membership numbers in
the thousands (an exact figure
is impossible to determine) and
it's supported by many sympa-
thizers. Similar anti-Semitic
groups such as Spasenie (Sal-
vation), in Leningrad, and Ote-
chestvo (Fatherland), in Sver-
dlovsk, have been established
on the Pamyat model.
Pamyat is useful politically
because it provides real bene-
fits to important segments of
the regime. First among these
is its usefulness in providing
an outlet for popular anti-
Semitism, an anti-Semitism
that the regime can simultane-
ously support and disavow.
Like their tsarist predeces-
sors, many Soviet leaders view
anti-Semitism as a lure that
can channel discontent into a
"safe" area, onto a vulnerable
target, away from the regime
itself.
Russian nationalism is per-
haps the most potent ideologi-
cal threat that the Soviet
regime faces, especially given
the fact that Marxism-Lenin-
ism has long since lost its hold
on the imagination of the popu-
lace, degenerating into a cyni-
cally-mouthed collection of
cliches and platitudes. Pamyat
is one way in which the Soviet
regime attempts to control and
manipulate this threat, follow-
ing the time-honored Leninist
strategy of co-optation. Non-
theless, this is a most danger-
ous game. The ruthless and
seemingly irrational hatred
unleased through Pamyat may
not always prove easy to con-
trol, especially if internal
struggles among the Soviet
leadership further undermine
their political capabilities, if
economic restructuring pro-
duces large-scale disruption
and even unemployment, and
if the promised material bene-
fits of reform fail to material-
ize.


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Shamir Urges International Support
For Peace Plan
JERUSALEM Israeli
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir recently appealed for in-
ternational support for his
government's four-point peace
plan which he said could lead
to "the dawn of a new era of
peace" in the Middle East.
Speaking to 150 delegates
from 15 nations attending the
Fourth International Congress
of the Hadassah Medical Relief
Association here, Mr. Shamir
called peace "the one and only
viable, positive and lasting
option" open to Israel and
Palestinian Arabs.
"When we say peace," Mr.
Shamir emphasized, "we mean
real, lasting peace with secur-
ity, peace that is desired
equally by both sides."
The Prime Minister said
Israel is actively seeking sup-
port from "many friendly
nations" including the coun-
Camp Shalom
Continued from Page 1
and back to Florida from June
19 through July 14.
The new addition to the
Camp Shalom activities list is
the Sports and Aquatics Camp
for children entering 4th-8th
grades. This camp will offer
the best of the traditional
camp, with a special, intensive
thrust towards sports condi-
tioning, training, instruction
and competition. Major sports
to be emphasized will include
tennis, basketball, baseball/
softball, soccer and volleyball.
Aquatics will include diving,
snorkeling, swimming and
workout training at the world
class Mission Bay Aquatics
Training Center in Boca
Raton. Professional players in
soccer, football and basketball
have been hired to conduct
special clinics during the sum-
mer.
"Our program has grown by
about 150 kids in four years
and the staff has increased
from 60 to 80 counselors," said
Jack Rosenbaum, Camp Direc-
tor. This year's enrollment is
close to 500.
"We try to upgrade every
year by adding as much fun
and safe programming as pos-
sible," Rosenbaum said. "The
more the campers do that's
fun, the better off they are,"
he explained.
Children 12 months to 4
years old can attend Camp
Shoresh, held at 5335 N. Mili-
tary Trail at 45th Street. The
camp is divided into three
groups: 12-24 months, 2-3
years and 3-4 years, and pro-
vides a variety of activities
geared to each age group,
Roy Salins
Continued from Page 7
the simcha include his sister
Natalie, his uncle and aunt,
Duby and Rikka Luel, and
uncle Mike Danziger, all from
Israel; and his grandparents
Bernice and Walter Robinson
from Ventor, New Jersey and
Irving and Sally Salins of West
Palm Beach.
tries represented by the dele-
gates to the Hadassah Con-
gress for the four-point
peace plan he set forth in
meetings last month with
President George Bush and
Secretary of State James
Baker.
Mr. Shamir stressed ele-
ments of his plan which would
bring together the United
States, Israel and Egypt "to
assess the status of the Camp
David Accords and to consider
ways of strengthening the
peace between Israel and
Egypt-
He also stressed his proposal
for an international fund to
provide up to $2 billion for new
housing for Palestinian Arabs
in Gaza and the West Bank "so
that the refugee camps can be
closed once and for all."
The Prime Minister repeated
his proposal for elections in the
including music, art, move-
ment and exercise, water play,
nature activity, drama, cook-
ing and Judaica. Twice a week
3-4 year olds will visit Camp
Shalom for instructional swim.
Camp Directors are Gail Kres-
sal and Ann Colavecchio.
Both camps are divided into
two sessions, 4 weeks each,
and will run June 19-August
11.
For more information on
scheduling, fees and registra-
tion, please call Jack Rosen-
baum at the Jewish Commun-
ity Center, 689-7700.
territories as a step toward
negotiations for a permanent
settlement between Israel and
the Palestinian Arabs.
Mr. Shamir also praised the
Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion the health care arm in
Israel of Hadassah, the Wo-
men's Zionist Organization of
America for its contribu-
tions "to the great humanitar-
ian task of healing the sick
without distinction of race,
color or creed."
The Congress marks the
fifth anniversary of Hadassah-
International, a network of
medical professionals and con-
cerned lay-women and men
spanning 22 nations on four
continents. An outgrowth of
the Hadassah Medical Relief
Association, it was formed to
promote international cooper-
ation in public health educa-
tion, research and training,
and to broaden financial and
volunteer support for HMO.
Older Americans
Continued from Page 6
along, games of whiffer ball,
putt-putt golf and horseshoes.
They munched on sack lunches
complete with large slices of
watermelon prior to the pro-
clamation program.
Other "Older Americans
Month" activities slated for
the Morse residents during
May include an ice cream
social honoring their nurses, a
week of special games and a
week-long "Jewish Life Cycle"
program. The latter will have
rabbis and other speakers
from the community present-
ing a different aspect of Jew-
ish life each day.
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UJA Chai Mission
Set For September
NEW YORK Morton A.
Komreich, National Chairman
of the United Jewish Appeal,
announced today that the UJA
Chai Mission will visit Israel
Sept. 10-17. Komreich said
that Bennett L. Aaron of Phi-
ladelphia will serve as Mission
Chairman, and Mort Friedkin
of Oakland, Calif., as Associate
Chairman, responsible for the
pre-missions.
The Chai Israel Mission will
be preceded by pre-missions to
Morocco, Poland, Denmark,
France, Romania, Hungary,
Italy, Austria or the Soviet
Union from Sept. 6-10. A spe-
cial pre-mission to Israel
emphasizing Israeli history,
culture and politics is also
planned.
"Chai means life, and the
mission will be a celebration of
Jewish life around the globe,"
Aaron said. "Our final destina-
tion will be the center of Jew-
ish life the State of Israel."
Highlights of the Chai Mis-
sion, which will focus on
"Israel Into the Future,"
include briefings by Israeli
Government ministers, visits
to high tech industries, panel
discussions with leading ex-
perts on current issues, meet-
ings with soldiers at army
bases and home hospitality
with prominent Jerusalem res-
idents. Mission participants
will also enjoy an outdoor con-
cert by the Young Philharmo-
nic Orchestra and a dinner
cruise on the Sea of Galilee.
The Chai Mission will visit a
variety of programs adminis-
tered by the Jewish Agency
and the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC)
with funds provided by the
UJA/Federation Campaign,
including absorption centers
for new immigrants, Youth
Aliyah villages and Project
Renewal neighborhoods.
The mission replaces UJA's
$10,000 gift mission and
requires a contribution of
$18,000 or over to the UJA/
Federation Campaign.
"As a campaign chairman, I
am pleased that UJA has pro-
vided federations with such an
extraordinary campaign op-
portunity," Friedkin said.
"The mission will have the
kind of programming that will
greatly assist our efforts to
increase giving levels to the
local campaigns."
The Mission leadership team
includes Bobi Klotz of New
York, National Women's Divi-
sion Chairman; Richard L.
Pearlstone of Baltimore,
National Vice Chairman and
Project Renewal Chairman;
and Alan E. Casnoff of Phila-
delphia, National Vice Chair-
man, who will have overall
responsibility for campaign
coordination during the mis-
sion.
Mission leaders will ensure
that the Special UJA Cam-
paign for Soviet Jewry, Pas-
sage to Freedom, will be an
important element of the trip
during the Israel portion, and,
when possible, during the
Eastern and Western Euro-
pean pre-missions.
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please contact Marc B. Terrill
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ZOA Official Indicts Actor Ed Asner
Irresponsible Anti-Israel
Rhetoric Gets Him In Trouble
Young Judaea Reunion
In Atlanta, July 16
NEW YORK, NEW YORK-
In a strong reaction to those
who criticize Israel publicly,
Paul Flacks, Executive Vice
President of the Zionist
Organization of America,
pointed to actor Ed Asner's
recent statement as a "prime
example of irresponsible rhet-
oric by Jews who believe they
are advancing the cause of
peace when, in fact, their
actions are counterproductive
to this moralistic objective.
The public denigration of
Israel by actor Ed Asner pro-
jects a serious negative per-
ception of the Jewish State
and all the Jewish people."
Flacks was reacting to
Asner's statement on public
television when he was inter-
viewed during the recent rally
held outside the United
Nations by those favoring
Israel negotiations with the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion. In that interview, it was
reported, Asner said, "There
was a need for Jews to end the
oppression of the Palestinian
people."
Flacks said, "At the very
moment when Israeli officials
are working to find a solution
to the problem and are at-
tempting to maintain a good
relationship with the United
States, so-called humanists,
who place politics before prin-
ciples, act in ways to under-
mine the Jewish State."
He continued, "It is par-
ticularly disquieting when
responsible individuals, like
Rabbi Joy Levitt, editor of the
Reconstructionist Magazine
and organizations like Ameri-
cans for Progressive Israel
NEW YORK Young
Judaea, the nation's oldest
Zionist youth group, will cele-
brate its 80th anniversary with
a reunion of former members
in Atlanta on July 16 during
the 7th National Convention of
Hadassah, the Women's Zion-
ist Organization of America,
Fan Levy, Young Judaea's
80th Anniversary Chairman,
has announced.
A nationwide search is
underway to locate the oldest
and the Labor Zionist Alliance, living "alumnus" of the group
join those groups who have
irresponsibly conducted a pub-
lic campaign against Israel po-
licy but have failed to place
blame where it belongs the
failure of the Arab nations to
make peace with Israel."
Jewish Groups Remain Divided
Over A Waiver of Jackson- Vanik
By ANDREW SILOW CARROLL
NEW YORK
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Jewish groups are split over
whether to favor a relaxation
of U.S. trade sanctions against
the Soviet Union contained in
the Jackson-Vanik Amend-
ment.
Pressure to support a waiver
of provisions contained in the
14-year-old amendment, which
denies U.S. trade benefits to
the Soviet Union because of its
restrictive emigration policies,
comes as Moscow is allowing
the largest exodus of Soviet
Jews since 1979.
Supporters of a waiver
include the World Jewish Con-
gress, the Workmen's Circle
and delegates to the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council plenum in
February.
They say that the current
emigration figures, averaging
more than 3,500 a month since
January, justify a waiver of
the trade sanctions, which the
amendment allows if the Sovi-
ets have demonstrated sus-
tained improvement in their
record on emigration.
Waiving the sanctions would
restore "most-favored-nation"
trade status to the Soviet
Union, giving the Soviets
favorable tariff treatment for
their goods.
Proponents of a waiver
argue that this would encour-
age the Soviets to continue
their increasingly liberal emi-
gration policies.
They also say that in the
period between a recommen-
dation and the Bush adminis-
tration's actual call for a
waiver, the Soviets would be
eager to keep emigration
levels high, or revamp their
policies altogether, to influ-
ence the debate.
Codified Emigration
Practices
But others, including the
Washington-based Union of
Councils of Soviet Jews and
former prisoner of Zion Natan
Sharansky, oppose a waiver
until the Soviets put onto the
books new legislation guar-
anteeing the right to emigrate.
"The only guarantee of sus-
tained, high levels is the insti-
tutionalized 'emigration laws
and policies' called for in
Jackson-Vanik, according to a
policy paper prepared by the
Union of Councils and released
recently.
The laws they want to see
codified include abolition of
the "family reunification" cri-
terion, currently a Soviet citi-
zen's sole legal basis for re-
questing an exit visa; opportu-
nities for legal appeals to those
denied emigration on security
grounds; and a mechanism for
resolving long-term refusenik
cases.
The Union of Councils says
an estimated 2,000 refuseniks
remain in the Soviet Union,
and as many as 5,000 more
could be refused permission by
the end of the year.
"Given the absence of eco-
nomic progress, severe unrest
among ethnic minorities and
rising popular anti-Semitism,"
the Union of Councils main-
tains, "there is no basis to
predict how long current poli-
cies or the recent relatively
high monthly emigration fig-
ures will be sustained."
Following the Union of
Council's lead, various Jewish
groups will formalize their
stands on Jackson-Vanik over
the next two months.
Two Key Meetings
Next Month
The National Conference on
Soviet Jewry, which has drop-
Continued on Page 13
who will be honored at the
event to be held at 2 p.m. on
Sunday, July 16 in Atlanta's
Marriott Marquis Hotel, head-
quarters for the Hadassah con-
vention, which will continue
through July 19, according to
Jaki Soreff, Chairman of the
newly-formed National Young
Judaea/Junior Hadassah
Alumni Association.
Young Judaea, which has
been sponsored solely by Ha-
dassah since 1967, conducts
educational and leadership de-
velopment programs through
local clubs and summer camps
across the country, as well as
leadership training institute
and year study course in Is-
rael. Its membership ranges
from boys and girls in elemen-
tary school to young adults in
college.
The group traces its roots to
Zionist youth organizations
formed in immigrant Jewish
neighborhoods throughout the
United States at the turn of
the century. It was formally
incorporated in 1909, and over
the next eight decades became
a training ground for leader-
ship in the American Jewish
community.
Former Young Judaeans are
encouraged to contact their
local Hadassah chapter for
additional information, or to
contact national Young
Judaea/Hashachar at 50 W.
58th Street, New York, N.Y.
10019, 212-303-8250.
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Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973.
The JCC's Senior Center, 5029 Okeechobee Boule-
vard, West Palm Beach is an active place for all Seniors.
Hot kosher meals are served every day and programs
and activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
KOSHER MEALS
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach -
5029 Okeechobee Boulevard;
JCC in Boynton Beach
501 N.E. 26th Avenue;
and JCC in Delray Beach
16189 Carter Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is re-
quired but contributions are
requested. Reservations re-
quired. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-6332, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Department of Senior Ser-
vices 627-5765.
HIGHLIGHTS OF KOSHER
LUNCH CONNECTION IN
WEST PALM BEACH
FOR MAY AND JUNE
Friday, May 19 Sabbath
Services Nat Stein
Monday, May 22 Bingo -
Fred Bauman.
Tuesday, May 23 Pat Coo-
ley of Morse Evans Home -
"Health Care"
Wednesday, May 24 Dr.
Caren Block, Podiatrist -
"Love Your Feet"
Thursday, May 25 Lou
Young Violin Virtuoso
Friday, May 26 Sabbath
Services Mr. and Mrs. Sid-
ney Berger
Monday, May 29 -
CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY
Tuesday, May 30 Dr. Ste-
phan Horowitz, Chiropractor -
"Pain Today, Gone Tomor-
row!"
Wednesday, May 31 "The
Harmonaires"
Thursday, June 1 Hear-
X-Van
Friday, June 2 Sabbath
Services
KOSHER HOME
DELIVERED MEALS
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The
Jewish Community Center's
Kosher Home Delivered Meals
Service is just for you!!!
This is a most essential on-
going or short term service for
the homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
or West Palm Beach call Carol
at 689-6332. In Delray Beach,
call Nancy at 495-0806.
JCC
TRANSPORTATION
SERVICE
The Jewish Community
Center is providing transpor-
tation for persons who wish to
visit loved ones in nursing
homes, hospitals or have to go
to Day Care Centers. Tickets
are required for each one-way
trip and may be obtained from
the driver. Each one-way trip
donation is $1 and persons
purchasing blocks of ten will re-
ceive two free. Reservations
are required. Call Libby at
689-7700 between 9 a.m. and
1 p.m. For Century Village
clients only, for medical and
meal site transportation, call
division of senior services at
627-5765. All other clients
call 355-4740.
MITZVAHS, MITZVAHS,
mitzvahs that's what is hap-
pening at the JCC. Come cele-
brate with us.
Wednesday, May 31 1st
Anniversary Celebration of
Boynton Beach JCC Senior
Center with a Special Program
- Special Entertainment.
Friday, June 2 Celebrat-
ing our new West Palm Beach
Senior Center and affixing of
the mezzuzah. Guest speakers,
special entertainment and
more. Make your reservations
early! Following the ceremo-
nies at the JCC Senior Center,
a Bus Caravan will go to the
site of the new Jewish Com-
munity Campus for the cele-
bration of a 14 year dream: the
beginning of the development
of the Campus. Inauguration
of the Community Campaign
for the new building.
CLASSES AND
ACTIVITIES
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community
Center is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. Fees are
required for these classes
along with registration. Watch
for Spring schedule. Call
Louise at 689-6332 for infor-
mation.
OVERVIEW OF HEALTH
ISSUES 1989
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter and the Palm Beach Com-
munity College are proud to
co-sponsor the first presenta-
tion of Overview of Health
Issues 1989.
This six week series will
include a "How To" conduct
constructive, candid discus-
sions regardless of the topic.
Discussions will center around
strategies for good health pre-
vention of chronic problems, as
well as explore the needs of
the American population as
regards to a health care sys-
tem we can be proud of. The
series is offered to community
organizations, community
leaders and interested mem-
bers. Dates: Tuesday after-
noons, May 9 June 13 at
2:30 to 4:30 at JCC Senior
Center. Fee: $4, registrations
limited. Call Louise at 689-
6332 for information and re-
servations. Presented by: Gert
Friedman, Specialist, Disease
Prevention Wellness Pro-
grams, P.B.C.C.
Do You Feel Misunder-
stood? Do you often feel mis-
understood and find yourself
"putting up with it," "shutting
up about it," or "giving up?"
This course will zero in on how
people bury their feelings and
often say "I've done so well,
why do I feel so bad?" You will
be taught how to communicate
your feelings, learn to be bet-
ter listeners, and become com-
fortable with making your own
decisions. Pre-registrations a
must! Call Louise at 689-6332.
Instructor: Faye Schecter,
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege, date: May 24, 31, June 7,
14 and 21, Wednesdays at 10
a.m. Fee: $2.
OTHER CLASSES
I AND ACTIVITIES
Joys of Yiddish Join
the many who enjoy a bit of
yiddishkait and humor every
Monday morning at 9:30 a.m.
at the JCC.
Co-Group Coordinators are
Pauline Cohen and David San-
dier. Presenters: Leo Treem,
David Sandier, Pauline Cohen,
Dori Dasher and others.
Timely Topics: Ongoing
Mondays at the JCC. Program
starts at 2. A stimulating
group discussing an exciting
variety of topics including
current events. Please call
689-6332.
Intermediate Bridge with
Al Parsont Basic bidding
and play on Wednesdays, at
1:30 p.m. at the JCC. Fee: JCC
member $2.50 per session,
non-member $3 per session.
Call Louise at 689-6332.
Speakers Club Ongoing
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at JCC.
For persons who wish to prac-
tice the art of public speaking
a great group.
AARP 55/Alive Driving
Class. Two-four hour sessions.
Graduation card will entitle
bearer to a discount from all
insurance companies. Fee: $7
payable to AARP. Send check
to Louise at JCC. Your check
is your reservation. Instruc-
tor: Bobbe Taffel. Dates:
Thursday, June 14 and Thurs-
day, June 15, 1:30-5:30 at the
JCC Senior Center.
Twilight Dining and
Dancing returns on Thursday,
June 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the
JCC Senior Center. Enjoy
dancing to the music provided
by our JCC disc jockey Izzie
Goldberg along with a deli-
cious kosher dinner. Reserva-
tions required. Please call
Louise before June 19 at 689-
6332.
JCC SENIOR BRAIN BOWL
MONTHLY MEETING
Meeting Friday, June 16 at
1:30 p.m. at the JCC Senior
Center. All are welcome. A
fast-paced activity designed to
challenge and stimulate. This
is good preparation for next
year's state-wide Senior
Smarts competition.
AT YOUR SERVICE
The Jewish Community
Center provides by appoint-
News
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Sunday, May 21, noon Brunch at Bagelworld (Okee-
chobee Blvd., just west of Military). Join us for great food
at very reasonable prices.
Monday, May 22, 7 p.m. Election of Board of
Directors followed by planning events for June at the JCC
Sr. and Social Ctr. (5029 Okeechobee Blvd. in the Village
Market Place). Refreshments will be served.
Friday, May 26, 8 p.m. Join us for Services at Temple
Beth El (2815 No. Flagler Dr., WPB). Afterwards we'll go
out for an Oneg Shabbat.
Saturday, May 27,8 p.m. Wine and Cheese Party at a
member's home. You bring a bottle of wine we'll supply
the cheese and crackers. Cost: $2 plus bottle of wine.
208-408
Wednesday, May 31, 7 p.m. Massage Workshop at
the JCC Sr. and Social Ctr. (5029 Okeechobee Blvd. in the
Village Market Place). Learn the art of Swedish Massage.
Bring two towels, lotion, and wear loose clothing. Refresh-
ments will be served. Cost: $3. Space is limited.
30s & 40s
Monday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese House
Party Join us for an evening relaxing with wine and
cheese. We supply the crackers and cheese you bring a
bottle of your favorite wine. Cost: $2 plus bottle of wine.
Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 p.m. Planning Meeting at the
JCC Sr. and Social Ctr. (5029 Okeechobee Blvd. in the
Village Market Place). Join us and help plan special events
of interest to this age group.
SINGLE PURSUITS (40-59)
Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 p.m. At the JCC Sr. and Social
Ctr. (5029 Okeechobee Blvd. in the Village Market Place).
Election of Officers and Planning Meeting. All are wel-
come.
Saturday, May 27, 7 p.m. Covered Dish Dinner and
Dancing. Bring your favorite covered dish specialty to our
host's home and we'll share in a variety of culinary treats.
Afterwards, we'll go to Rodney's Cafe to dance away the
calories: Cost: $2 for members; $3 non members if you are
bringing a dish or $5 members; $6 non members without
dish.
Sunday, May 28,11:30 a.m. Brunch at the Beach. Join
us at The Greenhouse on Singer Island for a delightful
brunch followed by a walk on the beach. Cost: $1 for tip
plus your own fare.
Monday, May 29, 10:30 a.m. Holiday Nature Walk at
Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Bring a box lunch and ask
for the picnic area at the entrance gate. Cost: Entrance fee
$1 for driver plus 50 cents for each passenger in car.
For more information, call the JCC: 689-9700.
ment: Health Insurance Assis-
tance with Edie Reiter; Legal
Aid by Palm Beach County
Legal Aid Society; Home
Financial Management with
Herb Kirsch
VOLUNTEER NEWS
"Hi-Neighbor," the very
special JCC Mitzvah Corps is
a group of persons reaching
out, keeping in touch with our
homebound and others in
need. Join this dedicated
group of persons who enjoy
doing Mitzvahs. Call Ellie
Newcorn at 689-6332.
Volunteers Needed:
Telephone receptionists.
Grandmas and Grandpas
wanted pre-school class-
room aides for two to four year
olds. Creativity Crafts assist-
ant for preschool. Yiddish
instructor.
Call Ellen at 689-7700.
NEIGHBOR HELPING
NEIGHBOR
A consortium program with
Jewish Family and Children's
Services. Persons interested in
being trained to work in a new
Alzheimer's program a few
hours a week at $4 per hour.
Call Barbara at JFCS 684-
1991.
JCC CULTURAL CLUB NEWS
By Sondra Werbel, Tour Guide
A special tour of the
Morikami Museum on Thurs-
day, June 8. A docent tour of
the magnificent Japanese gar-
dens and Museum. You may
lunch (bring your own) in the
beautiful picnic pavilion. Enjoy
the splendor of a little bit of
Japan. Registrations are lim-
ited. Your check is your res-
ervation. Call Louise at 689-
6332 for information. Bus
leaves Carteret Bank at Cen-
tury Village in West Palm
Beach at 9 a.m. Fee: $6 for
JCC Members, $7 for non-
members.
CLASSES
IN BOYNTON BEACH
The JCC will be providing a
variety of classes and pro-
grams at Congregation Beth
Kodesh along with the daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
"Wisdom of the Body, Part
III," a four week discussion
series sponsored by Palm
Beach Community College,
Adult Education at Boynton
JCC Senior Center by Gert
Friedman, Specialist of dis-
ease prevention and wellness
and aging. Once you under-
stand the "Wisdom of the
Body," how your body relates
to eating habits, weight,
stress, blood pressure, etc.,
you can establish a fine quality
of life for yourself. Call Julia at
582-7360. Dates: Wednesday
mornings, May 10, 17, 24, 31,
June 7 and 14. Fee: $2 for the
six sessions.
Continued on Page 13


Friday, May 19, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
HADASSAH
Aliya Lake Worth Chapter
will meet Thursday, May 25,
1 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom,
315 North A Street, Lake
Worth. Election of officers will
take place at this meeting.
Refreshments will be served.
Chai Lake Worth Chapter
is presenting a Deauville/Sea
Escape Cruise package July
2-5. Transportation by bus
from Poinciana Clubhouse to
Miami Beach and return, lodg-
ing, meals, entertainment,
dancing, casino gambling are
all included. The price is $210
per person.
Tikvah Chapter coming
events: June 29, Thursday
Matinee "Broadway Bound
at the Royal Palm Theatre. A
comedy by Neil Simon.
August 2, Wednesday
Matinee "A Funny Thing
Happened On the Way To The
Forum" at Burt Reynolds
Theatre.
November 8, Wednesday
Matinee "Elizabeth and
Essex" at the Florida
Repertory Theatre.
Coming events for Yovel:
May 23-25: Three-day trip to
EPCOT includes two days at
EPCOT, three dinner theatre
shows three breakfasts, Sea
World and many extras
included in one low price.
June 4-11: Cruise on new
ship "Seabreeze" to Caribbean
Islands. Everything included
in one price.
July 6-20: Two weeks at the
Pines Hotel in So. Fallsburg,
NY. Price includes air fares,
transportation by bus to air-
port from Cataret Bank and
return, as well as gratuities,
entertainment, dancing, etc.
October 25: "Cabaret"
at the Royal Palm Dinner
Theatre, Boca Raton.
Jewish Groups Remain Divided
Continued from Page 11
pe-i outright opposition to a
waiver in favor of an ongoing
process of "review and assess-
ment" of trade policy, could
make a decision as early as
June 13, when its national
leadership meets in Washing-
ton.
"We have not reached a final
decision," Martin Wenick,
NCSJ's new executive direc-
tor, told reporters at a
National Press Club breakfast
in Washington. "My sense is
that there is still a healthy
debate going on" within the
Jewish community.
The conference is also
known to favor codification of
Soviet emigration policy into
law before a total relaxation of
sanctions.
Also in June, the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council will meet
in Cincinnati to review
NJCRAC's annual Joint Pro-
gram Plan, a policy blueprint
followed by community rela-
tions councils across the coun-
try.
While delegates to the
NJCRAC plenum in February
voted in support of a waiver,
they agreed not to implement
the policy until the National
Conference takes action.
The Workmen's Circle
decided last month to call for a
waiver, becoming the first
Jewish group to do so explic-
itly.
As they did when the amend-
ment was first adopted in
1975, government officials will
look to the Jewish community
for guidance before moving to
waive Jackson-Vanik.
Senior News
Continued from Page 12
MAY IS
OLDER AMERICANS'
MONTH COME VISIT
THE JCC SENIOR CENTER
THIS & THAT
JOBS FOR SENIORS
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!!
Are you interested in start-
ing a new career, in a part-
time job? Following are some
suggestions:
1. McDonald's wants Senior
Citizens. Stop in at any Mcdon-
ald's to fill out an application.
But the Bush administra-
tion's task may be complicated
if the WJC, Workmen's Circle
and possibly NJCRAC, the
National Conference and
others line up on one side of
the issue, while the Union of
Councils, the Student Struggle
for Soviet Jewry and Shar-
nasky's Jerusalem-based
Soviet Jewry Zionist Forum
line up on the other.
To waive Jackson-Vanik,
President Bush would need to
notify Congress that he had
received assurances of
changes in Soviet emigration
policy and that he favored
granting the Soviets "most-
favored-nation" trade status.
Congress would then have
60 days to overturn the presi-
dent's call or work toward
fashioning a new U.S.-Soviet
trade agreement.
U.S. Hoping For Unity
"Most-favored-nation"
status could be withdrawn
after a waiver, but both sides
acknowledge the process
would be a difficult one.
Proponents of a waiver say
it would be better for the
Jewish community to recom-
mend a waiver before the
administration does. To wait
for the administration "would
undermine the Soviet percep-
tion of the influential leader-
ship role played by the organ-
ized Jewish community,"
according to a NJCRAC docu-
ment on the pros and cons of
the issue.
But opponents say the Bush
administration is not yet eager
to call for the waiver. Because
the number of exportable
Soviet goods is so low, they
say, there is little business
pressure building for a change
in Soviet trade policy.
Jewish groups and adminis-
tration officials both would
prefer a unified Jewish
response on Jackson-Vanik.
But unless the Soviets move
dramatically in the coming
months, that unity is not likely
to be forthcoming.
(JTA correspondent David
Friedman in Washington con-
tributed to this report.)
PEF Endowed $13.7 Million In 1988
NEW YORK (JTA) The PEF Israel Endowment
Funds helped to contribute some $13.7 million to 658
Israeli institutions in 1988, including $347,694 awarded for
scholarships to high school students.
First begun in 1922, PEF is the largest supporter of
secondary school scholarships of any private organization
in Israel.
It also supports a large and diversified group of institu-
tions for the sick, needy, blind, museums, dance groups,
libraries, women's organizations and universities.
Most remarkable is the fact that the organization works
on an administrative budget of $300,000, or 1.5 percent of
its total receipts in 1988.
2. Florida Power and Light
is hiring persons to do clerical
work in their correspondence
department. 20 hours a week
at $7 per hour. Schedule flexi-
ble. Call Ms. Larson 684-7641.
3. Senior Aides/Senior
Employment. A special
employment program for older
adults. A variety of positions
available. Call 355-4782.
4. Burdines is hiring older
adults. Call Rhonda at JCC-
689-7700.
REMEMBER YOU HEARD
IT HERE AT THE JCC!
Bouquets and congratula-
tions to our JCC Seniors.
Norma Sirota, Site Manager,
reports that we have collected
over 100 pair of glasses during
the past year. Al Stillman, a
member of our Speakers Club
gives them to the Visually
Handicapped of C.V. who then
send them to a special center
for recycling.
Do you have difficulty hear-
ing? We are planning a special
class for people to find greater
comfort with their hearing. If
Cj are interested, please call
uise at 689-6332.
Friday, May 19 Jewish Community Center, No
School Holiday Program
Saturday, May 20 Federation, Young Adult
Division, Social Event, 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 21 Temple Torah of West Boynton,
board, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Aitz Chaim, board,
9:30 a.m. Jewish Community Center, Early Child-
hood Lag B'Omer Picnic Temple Beth David Men's
Club, Picnic Federation, Trip to Israel Partici-
pants meet at the Palm Hotel, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 22 Federation, Executive Commit-
tee, 4:30 p.m. Federation, Jewish Education Task
Force Steering Committee, noon-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23 Lag B'omer Temple Beth Zion,
board, 7:30 p.m. Federation, Jewish Education
Task Force, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24 Temple Beth Torah Sister-
hood, board, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 25 Temple Torah of West Boynton
Sisterhood, 7:30 p.m. Congregation Aitz Chaim
Sisterhood, board, 10 a.m. Hadassah-Bat Gurion,
board, 9 a.m. Temple Beth El, Widows and
Widowers Support Group, 12:30 p.m. Na'Amat
USA-Golda Meir, board, 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Masada, 1 p.m.
Friday, May 26 Yiddish Culture Group-Century
Village, board, 10 a.m. Free Sons of Israel, 12:30
p.m.
Saturday, May 27
Sunday, May 28 Congregation Aitz Chaim, 9:30
a.m.
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 30 Temple Beth David, Executive
Committee, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31 Federation, Board of Direct-
ors, 4:30 p.m. Federation, Midrasha High School
Graduation, at the Jewish Community Day School,
7 p.m.
JUNE 1989
Thursday, June 1 Temple Torah West Boynton
Sisterhood, board, 7:30 p.m. Federation, Soviet
Jewry Task Force, noon Na'Amat USA Theo-
dore Herzl, 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith Century, board, 1
p.m. Federation, Human Resource Development,
Volunteer Training Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Jewish Federation,
8S2-2120.
Sunday, May 21 & May 28, 1989
MOSAIC 11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5, with host
Barbara Gordon Green. May 21: Interview with Senator
Rudy Boschwitz, from Minnesota; May 28: Celebrating a
traditional Shabbat with Rabbi Alan Cohen, Temple Beth
El and Steve and Jon Greenseid, Greenseid Kosher
Caterers.
L'CHAYIM 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM with host
Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish Listener's Digest, a
radio magazine.
PAGE ONE 8 a.m. WPBR 1340 AM A weekly review
of news and issues pertinent to the Jewish community.
SHALOM 9 a.m. WFLX Channel 29, with host
Richard Peritz. Interviews with local and national figures
focusing on Jewish issues.
THE RABBI LEON FINK SHOW 2-5 p.m. WPBR
1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon Fink. A Jewish talk show
that features weekly guests and call-in discussions.
Monday, May 29, 1989
ARAB AND JEW: WOUNDED SPIRITS IN A PROM-
ISED LAND 9 p.m. WXEL TV 42 David K. Shipler's
Pulitzer Prize-winning book about relations between Arabs
and Jews in Israel forms the basis for this program examin-
ing the lands under Israeli jurisdiction including the Gaza
Strip and West Bank. (Also on Tuesday, 2 p.m.)
'Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County.

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Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
BOYNTON BEACH JEWISH CENTER-BETH KODESH: 501
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Joel Chazin. Cantor Abraham Koster. Daily, 8:30 a.m. Sabbath
services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM: 5348 Grove Street,
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday night 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Boulevard,
West Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser.
Daily services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 9
a.m. For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
BETH TIKVAH, LAKE WORTH JEWISH CENTER: 4550 Jog
Road, Lake Worth. Phone 967-3600. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin.
Cantor Abraham Mehler. Services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and
holidays, 8:45 a.m. Daily minyan 8:15 a.m., Sundays through
Fridays.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg. Cantor
Earl J. Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30
a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 No. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday, 8:15 a.m.
Friday evening, 8:15 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 NW Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Phone 996-3886. Services: Second Wednesday of every
month, 7:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach,
FL 33411. Phone 798-8888. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. Beck.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Leonid Feldman. Cantor David
Feuer. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily
8:15 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing address: 9851D Mili-
tary Trail, Box 360091, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 736-7687.
Cantor Alex Chapin. Rabbi Theodore Feldman, part-time. Sab-
bath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
TREASURE COAST JEWISH CENTER CONGREGATION
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 29%, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
ORTHODOX
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, 108-3, 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Werner.
REFORM
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL: 1390 SW Dorchester
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
a.m.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
471-1526.
Synagogue News
TEMPLE ISRAEL
On Friday, May 19 Temple
will honor its educators with a
special evening devoted to re-
cognizing the place and value
of Jewish education.
The evening will begin with
a special Shabbat dinner. The
cost of the traditional Shabbat
meal is $12.50 an adult and $5
for children 12 and under.
Awards will be given to the
children of the religious school
who have excelled in attend-
ance requirements, scholastic
achievement and attitude.
Following the dinner the
teachers of the religious school
will be called to the bimah to
participate in the Family ser-
vice.
For more information con-
tact Temple office.
Temple Israel Commemorates Holocaust
Good
Shabbos
Candle
Lighting
Time
May 19
7:43 p.m.
May 26
7:47 p.m.
On Friday, May 5, Temple
Israel commemorated Yom
Hashoa (Holocaust Memorial
Day) with a dramatic presen-
tation entitled "Blessed Is The
Heart, taken from a Hanna
Senesh poem entitled "Blessed
Is The Match." The collection of
the Holocaust poetry and resis-
tance literature was brought to
the bimah by members of the
Midrasha Drama Class, dir-
ected by Pamela Levin. During
Friday night services on May
5, a yellow Star of David the
Nazis used to identify Jews
was dedicated and affixed to
Temple Israel's Holocaust
Torah. The star was worn by
the mother of Temple member,
Kurt Leighton (at left), in Cze-
choslovakia. Kurt and Sylvia
Leighton, who fled from
Vienna during the rise of
Hitler, now reside in Palm
Beach. Pictured in center is
Rabbi Howard Shapiro, at
right is Sylvia Leighton.

Obituaries
BLOTTNER, Judith, 60, of Singer
Island. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
COLBERT, Abraham. 85, of West
Palm Beach. Menorah Gardens and
Funeral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
GOLDENBERG, Sol, 80, West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
LESSER, Julius, 97, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
POSSNER, Jacques M., 87, of Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach. Services in
Brooklyn, N.Y.
A dedicated Jewish Federation
volunteer passed away recently,
Ruth Bernstein, of West Palm
Beach. She is survived by her
daughter Vicky Mandata of Ft.
Lauderdale.
ROSENBLATT, Ruth, 80, of Lake
Worth. Menorah Gardens and Fun-
eral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
ROTHENBERG, Charles, 81. of Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
SEGALL, Florence F., 81. of Boynton
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach. Services in Para-
mus, N.J.
SEGALOFF, Charles, 92, of Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
SELINGER, Harold, 74, of Century
Village, West Palm Beach. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
SHAPIRO. Jacob, 90, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Fun
eral Chapels, West Palm Beach.
TELL. Mordecai B.. 85, of Lantana.
Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
WINOKIR, Sydell. 77, West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
Synopsis Of The
Weekly Torah Portion
. "The seventh year shall be a sabbath. neither
sow thy field ..."
(Lev. 254).
"... hallow the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty
throughout the land
(25.10).
BEHAR
BEHAR "And the Lord spoke unto Moses in
mount Sinai, saying. When ye come into the
land which I give you, then shall the land keep a
sabbath unto the Lord. ... in the seventh year
shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land .
thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard____And
the sabbath-produce of the land shall be for food for you: for thee,
and for thy servant and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant
and for the settler by thy side that sojourn with thee; and for thy
cattle, and for the beasts that are in thy land: (Leviticus 25.1-7).
Following seven sabbatical years, the 50th year is to be observed
as a jubilee. "That which groweth of itself of thy harvest thou
unJ1^ reaP" (Leviticw< **# Scripture then states "And ye
shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the
land unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee unto you.
Ye shall return everyman unto his possession" (Leviticus
15.10-11).
The same laws pertaining to the sabbatical year hold true of the
jubilee. In addition, all fields return to their original owners;
every Hebrew slave is free to return to his home. A Hebrew slave
i an always be redeemed; if he is not redeemed, he goes free in the
jubilee year.
"And if thy brother be waxen poor, and his means fail with
thee; then thou shalt uphold him: as a stranger and a settler shall
he Dye with thee. Take thou no interest of him or increase; but
rear thy bod; thai thy brother may live with thee. Thou shalt not
(five him thy money upon interest, nor give him thy victuals for
increase (Levttinu tB.S5S7).
(The recounting 0f the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and
based upon-The Graphic History of the Jew.sh Heritage." edited by
., uIna.n'7Bs!m,r- Published y Shengold The volume is available
at 45 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036 (212) 246-6911 )


Friday, May 19, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
' Jews, Jobs And Political Reform' -
Netanyahu Assesses Israel's Challenges
NEW YORK, NY Binya-
niin Netanyahu, Deputy For-
eign Minister of Israel, reveal-
ed that Israel's government
believes the exodus of "hun-
dreds of thousands, and maybe
more" Soviet Jews is immi-
nent.
His comments were part of a
speech outlining the three
major internal challenges fac-
ing Israel today, and delivered
at a New York dinner spon-
sored by the Zionist Organiza-
tion of America (ZOA), last
month.
Netanyahu's statements sur-
passed previous public predic-
tions on the matter by govern-
ment officials of Israel or the
United States. This was true
both in terms of numbers of
Jewish emigrants predicted,
and Israel's belief that Jewish
emigration would be the conse-
quence of "radical reforma-
tion" of emigration policies
which will "open the doors so
that any Soviet citizens Jew-
ish or not can go to any
embassy and say, i want to
leave.' "
Said Netanyahu, "Israel
wants to give the opportunity
to every Jew leaving the
Soviet Union to make their
own choice regarding where
they will go. But they should
be able to make an informed
choice. If they want to go to
America, go to America. And
if they want to come to Israel,
use the visa, an Israeli visa, for
that."
Referring to the Soviet gov-
ernment headed by Mikhail
Gorbachev, Netanyahu stated,
"They don't believe that the
numbers will be that great.
But even if several million
applied to leave, who will take
them?"
Netanyahu said that the
Soviets believe that there will
be two exceptions: "Germany
will be ready to take Germans
living in the Soviet Union, and
Israel will be there for the
Jews."
Israel has recently been able
to facilitate tourism from the
Soviet Union. Citing the his-
toric distortion of Israel by the
Soviet government and media,
Netanyahu said that "Soviet
Jews who have come have
been amazed to see a vibrant,
modern, free country. And
they are attracted to it."
Netanyahu pointed out that
over 200,000 Soviet Jews have
left the Soviet Union for Israel
in recent years. "It has been
the most successful immigra-
tion there is. Ninety-five per-
cent have stayed, more than
any other immigration," said
Netanyahu. "They give their
skills and talents, enthusiasm
and intellect and we need
those Jews. Israel is fighting
to get the critical masses it
needs for its security, econ-
omy, demographics, and cul-
tural creativity."
Citing the need not only to
attract Soviet Jewish immi-
grants, but also western
aliyah, Netanyahu said that
Israel's economic system must
and will be changed. He
encouraged American Jews to
"invest in Israel" and to see it
for themselves.
Netanyahu said that invest-
ments would create the jobs
and economic climate neces-
sary for Israel to "bring in
hundreds of thousands of
Soviet Jews, Western olim and
the Israelis living today in
New York, Los Angeles and
Toronto."
Political reform is the third
internal challenge facing
Israel, according to Netan-
yahu. "We need direct elec-
tions for the Prime Minister,
and (the end of) coalition gov-
ernments that can be held hos-
tage to this or that special
interest. With the potential of
immigration and the return of
Israelis, the opening up of our
economic and political life,
Israel is poised to seize the
future. And it can be a brilliant
future."
Netanyahu's remarks were
warmly received by over 500
attendees at the dinner, at
which time ZOA President,
Milton S. Shapiro, presented
the Justice Louis D. Brandeis
Award to Ambassador Ronald
S. Lauder.
Soviet Jewish Emigration In April Was Highest Since October 1989
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) Jew-
ish emigration from the Soviet
Union continued to rise in
April, reaching a level not seen
since October 1979.
A total of 4,557 Soviet Jews
emigrated, according to the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry. This represents a 7.5
percent increase over March,
when 4,240 Jews left.
In Washington, the Union of
Councils for Soviet Jews pro-
vided identical figures.
The total number of Jews
who left the Soviet Union in
the first four months of this
Shamir Reveals How
Family Died
During Holocaust
year is 14,018. If that trend
continues for the rest of the
year, Soviet Jewish emigration
will exceed 42,000, more than
twice the total for last year.
But the 1989 total through
April is not yet equal to the
level reached during the first
four months of 1979, the
benchmark year for Soviet
Jewish emigration. Between
January and April 1979,
16,273 Jews emigrated.
These numbers can be con-
trasted with 19Q6, the first
year the Soviet Union allowed
emigration, when 52 Jews
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) Yitz-
hak Shamir has always been
known as a man who plays
things close to his vest,
whether it be of a political or
personal nature.
So his revelation recently
about the death of his family in
Nazi Europe was met with
much surprise, as well as arm-
chair debate on the psychologi-
cal nature of the Israeli prime
minister's motivations and
fears.
While reading out loud the
names of his family members
killed by the Nazis, Shamir
disclosed that his father was
killed by Polish childhood
friends in his own village, after
he succeeded in escaping from
a German death train.
"My father, Shlomo Yser-
nitzky, who escaped before the
train left for a death camp and
while seeking shelter among
friends in the village where he
grew up, they, his friends from
childhood, killed him," Shamir
said in a trembling voice.
Shamir revealed this on
Holocaust Remembrance Day,
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...because vital Jewish institutions
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were assisted by HIAS, the
Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society.
Of the total who emigrated
in April, 516, or 11.3 percent,
went to Israel, according to
Israeli government figures.
Most of those going to Israel
went via direct flights from
Bucharest, Romania, rather
than through Vienna, where
HIAS processes emigrants.
Only 80 of the 4,121 Jews
arriving in Vienna opted to go
to Israel, according to HIAS.
There were also 950 non-Jews
who emigrated on Israeli visas
and arrived in Vienna to regis-
ter with other organizations
aiding emigrants.
National Conference Chair-
woman Shoshana Cardin wel-
comed the April increase, but
tempered the optimism a bit by
observing that "many long-
term refuseniks remain.
"Therefore, we urge the
Soviet authorities to resolve
these cases as quickly as possi-
ble and to fulfill their commit-
ment to codify Soviet emigra-
tion law, so that the capricious-
ness of the present system can
be changed," she said.
while participating in a day-
long public reading of names of
Holocaust victims at the Knes-
set.
He also listed many other
members of his family who
died at the hands of the Nazis.
His mother, Pearl, and a sister
apparently died in death
camps, while another sister
was shot dead by the Nazis.
An aide said he was unsure
what prompted Shamir to go
public with the information.
Shamir's family experiences
have often prompted conjec-
ture about his political motiva-
tions. In Sunday's New York
Times Magazine, the paper's
former Jerusalem bureau chief
writes that Shamir's pur-
ported intransigence is the
result of an obsession with the
Holocaust.
Shamir "exemplifies those
Israeli leaders whose vision of
tomorrow is yesterday," wrote
Thomas Friedman.
Shamir, 73, was born and
raised in the village of Roz-
inoy. He left in the early '30s
to study at the university in
Warsaw. He arrived in Pales-
tine in 1935. '
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Conditions: *23 fee for US departure tax, security surcharge and customs not included Fares are each way based on roundtnp purchase in economy with varying advance purchase,
effective dates and min/max stay requirements Weekend surcharge and cancellation penalties apply and certain fares are nonrefundable Fares may not be available on all flights and are
subject to change without notice and government approval Hotel: Varying effective dates, advance reservations/purchase requirements apply. Hotel space is limited Car: 7 day advance
reservation required Rates apply for cars equipped with standard transmission and are higher after first week's rental Driver must be 21 years or older. Optional C.D.W insurance, gas, VAT
taxes and drop-off charges extra Offer not applicable to certain fare tyoes


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