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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BEACH
COUNTY
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Volume 15 Number 22
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1989
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Price 40 Cents
Coming Up Campus
By LORI SCHULMAN
Young couples, families,
businessmen and profession-
als, singles and newcomers to
the community have launched
an all out community-wide
campaign to raise the final
funds needed to build the Jew-
ish Community Campus of the
Palm Beaches on the corner of
Community Drive and N. Mili-
tary Trail. This is the first time
the Campus campaign has
reached out to the entire com-
munity.
After a series of stops and
starts on the Campus building,
many details are finally in
place, significant funds raised
and all systems are go for
construction to begin soon,
provided the fundraising cam-
paign is successful.
"The Campus is a reality.
There are no problems to iron
out. Now we need young peo-
ple from the community who
want to be a part of the most
exciting and important project
this community has ever
undertaken," said Patti
Abramson, Campus Steering
Committee Chair with her hus-
Continued on Page 11
Over 50 people awoke at the crack of dawn last week for a photo
shoot on site at the JCCampus. The photo was taken for the cover
of a newsletter updating the community on the progress of the
Campus. The newsletter will be published in August.
FIRST WEDDING Polish-bom Joanna Kan, 22, and Robert Blum, 29, both of New York,
exchange wedding vows in the first Jewish marriage ceremony to take place in a synagogue in
Warsaw since World War II. The ceremony was performed by Rabbi Menachen Joskowitz,
who has come from Israel to be Poland's only rabbi for two years. (AP/Wide World Photo)
Documents Shed New Light On Early American Jewish History
WALTHAM, Mass. The
discovery of previously
unknown books and docu-
ments provide conclusive evi-
dence that organized Ameri-
can Jewish communal life
appeared in many areas of the
United States much earlier
and was more geographically
diverse than scholars origin-
ally thought.
"Many of our accepted
notions of American Jewish
Inside
The Synagogue Behind
Those Dues............Page 2
Social Planning
In Israel Focus
Of Planners
Institute.................Pa*e2
Garbage
Journalism
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Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center
Annual Report.. Page 6 & 7
1988 Missions
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5200 To Israel.......ivu
history will need to be revised"
based upon the material found
in a recently-purchased pri-
vate collection of 1,100 books
and documents, according to
Dr. Nathan Kaganoff, a noted
scholar in the field.
Among the most important
findings:
An organized and exten-
sive Jewish communal life was
in existence in many communi-
ties throughout the United
States as early as the 1820s.
Previously, historians believed
Jewish communities were not
established until after the Civil
War.
Philadelphia was probably
the first American city to
develop a fully-developed Jew-
ish community. While Phila-
delphia vs. New York has been
an on-going debate among
scholars, material in the collec-
tion provides more evidence to
support the view that Philadel-
phia was first.
Montgomery, Alabama
was a center of Jewish com-
munal life as early as 1846.
While Charleston, South Car-
olina has long been known as
one of the first Jewish commu-
nities in America, scholars had
believed Jewish life in the deep
South did not begin until much
later.
The publications supporting
these new findings were found
earlier this month among some
1,100 items contained in The
Society's new Eleanor and
Morris Soble Collection of
American Judaica, according
to Dr. Kaganoff, executive edi-
tor of American Jewish His-
tory and the national organiza-
tion's chief librarian.
The Sobles are long time
Palm Beach residents and
members of the Jewish Feder-
ation. Mr. Soble, a Chicago
industrialist, philanthropist
and Jewish community leader,
is the past president of the
American Jewish Historical
Society.
The collection one of the
largest ever obtained by The
Society was purchased last
month from a New York
antique dealer who had an
extensive private collection of
American Judaica. Scholars
were not aware of the exist-
ence of many of the books and
documents, Dr. Kaganoff said.
Among the more noteworthy
items in the collection:
NB Ethics of the Fathers, a
previously unknown work can
now claim to be the oldest
rabbinic book ever published in
America. The book was pub-
lished in Philadelphia in 1858
and includes a Hebrew text
with an English translation.
The constitution of a
Hebrew burial society estab-
lished in Montgomery in 1846
as well as an extensive listing
of officers and members of the
society.
The first known copy of the
constitution of the United
Hebrew Beneficent Society of
Philadelphia, published in
1828.
The first Jewish cookbook
published in America. The only
other known copy of the book,
published in 1871 in Philadel-
phia, is in the New York Public
Library.
Previously unknown
speeches by two early Jewish
Congressman, Lewis C. Levin
of Philadelphia and David
Kaufman of Texas. Kaufman's
speech, delivered in 1847,
focused on slavery, and one of
Levin's talks in 1845 was on
intemperance.
Thirteen volumes of 19th
century medical hooks which
provides the first written evi-
dence that Jews had made
significant contributions to the
medical field in this country
earlier than had been previ-
ously thought.
Many of the other items in
the new Soble Collection are
still being catalogued and the
full significance of all of the
materials will probably not be
Continued on Page 11


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 14, 1989
The Synagogue
Behind Those Dues
Famed Cantor And JDC
Bring Music To Moscow
By RABBI EDWARD L. COHN
Editor's Note:
The Synagogue/Jewish Fed-
eration Relations Committee,
Chaired by Dr. Richard Shu-
garman, has been working
hard this year to build mutual
understanding and support
among these different organi-
zations in our Jewish commun-
ity. The following article is the
first in a series that will be
written by Committee members
on the different aspects of a
synagogue and the roles they
play in our lives as Jews.
By mid-August most Jews
begin to ponder the High Holi-
days. Synagogues usually send
out information early enough
for their members to renew
their memberships and to
receive their high holiday tick-
ets. Others who do not belong
to a synagogue begin to look
around for the closest one that
charges the least for seats.
Both members and the non-
affiliated often complain that
dues and ticket prices have
risen again!
For those who attend only
High Holiday services, and an
occasional shabbat service dur-
ing the year, the question isn't
easy to answer. The worship
service is essentially the same
year after year. The personnel
is the same; the prayerbooks
are the same; sometimes even
the sermon seems the same
and the worshipper is sitting in
the same seat as last year. So
why the need for more money?
The synagogue, by defini-
tion, has always been the place
where Jews go to worship,
study and assemble. Those
who support their synagogue
are aware that today's mem-
bership expect their rabbis and
leadership to relate to their
needs as individual Jews. The
elderly, middle-aged, young
couples with children, single
parents, single adults, teenag-
ers and pre-schoolers all have
specific needs that demand
particular programming in
social resources, educational
courses, and even selective
formats of worship. With pro-
fessional expertise, the rabbi
meets with the cantor, religi-
ous school director, youth
group adviser and temple
administrator to implement
the necessary programs.
Throughout the year, the
synagogue provides every
member with an abundance of
activities. Sisterhoods and bro-
therhoods share in the social,
educational, cultural and
financial growth of the syna-
gogue and its members. They
are the strong, helping arms
that provide additional pro-
gramming and financial sup-
port.
The religious school and pre-
school are supervised by dedi-
cated teachers who use sophis-
ticated texts geared to the age
level of the students. Adult
education is generally taught
by rabbis and professionals
who are very knowledgeable
and can meet the needs of a
membership that demands to
know what Judaism has to say
about the social and moral
crises of our times. Projects
for single parents, youth group
programs, choir materials and
special holiday workshops and
worship require further pro-
Continued on Page 3
May 25, 1989 Noted American Cantor, Joseph Malovaney (left), stands before a capacity crowd
at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall after concluding the first concert of classical chazzanut music to be
performed there. With him are Ralph I. Goldman (center), Honorary Executive Vice President of
the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which sponsored Malovaney's trip, and
Konstantin Krimetic (right), conductor of the full symphony orchestra which accompanied
Malovaney. The Moscow concert was the first of five Cantor Malovaney gave throughout the Soviet
Union. He also performed in Leningrad and Tashkent.
Cantor Malovaney travelled to the Soviet Union, at JDC's invitation, to conduct master classes
for ten cantorial students who came from Moscow, Odessa, Tashkent, Dnepropetrovsk and
Petrozavodsk. The concerts were a special feature of this visit.
Green Elected
ADL Commissioner
Robert Green, M.D. of Palm
Beach, Palm Beach County
ADL Board Chairman, was
elected a National Commis-
sioner of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith during
ADL's National Commission
meeting at the New York Mar-
riott Marquis Hotel June 14-
18.
Dr. Green is a graduate of
Duke University and its Medi-
cal School. He is an Orthopedic
Surgeon, practicing in the
Palm Beaches and is an active
member of the Men's B & P
Group of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
ADL's National Commission
serves as the policymaking
body of the agency, which was
founded in 1913 to "stop the
defamation of the Jewish peo-
ple ... to secure justice and
fair treatment to all citizens
alike."
A broad range of domestic
and international issues was
discussed during the meeting,
including Skinheads and other
extremists, Holocaust revi-
sionism, the current status of
the Arab boycott against
Israel, Soviet Jewry, and the
Middle East situation.
New York Governor Mario
M. Cuomo, FBI director Wil-
liam S. Sessions, former
Secretary of State George P.
Shultz, and Israel's Minister of
Justice, Dan Meridor, were
among the principal speakers.
Governor Cuomo received
ADL's American Heritage
Award at a dinner honoring
him for his lifetime of distin-
guished service. Mr. Shultz
was the recipient of the
agency's Marilyn & Leon
Klinghoffer Award for Exem-
plary Action Against Interna-
tional Terrorism. Mr. Sessions
described the FBI's efforts to
combat hate violence. Mr.
Meridor discussed the legal
process in Israel.
Social Planning In Israel Focus
Of '89 C JF Planners Institute
NEW YORK, NY Social
Planning in Israel and the
roles of the Jewish Agency,
UIA, JDC, government and
the voluntary sector in social
planning and service delivery
were studied this week by
planners from 50 North Amer-
ican Jewish Federations
' attending the 1989 Council of
: Jewish Federations Planners'
Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.
Taking place July 1-13 at the
Laromme Hotel, the Institute
offered participants an even
greater number of workshops,
forums and sessions this year
since it was integrated with,
and follows, two international
conferences: The World Con-
ference of Jewish Communal
Service (WCJCS), July 2-5,
and The Brookdale Institute
World Symposium on Aging,
July 5-7.
Among the planning and pol-
icy issues in Israel and the
Diaspora which are being
addressed during the Institute
are: absorption, youth aliyah,
Jewish education and identity,
Project Renewal and the
elderly. Special attention is
also being paid to religious
pluralism and the Palestinians
and peace.
In addition to receiving a
status report and update on
priority issues from United
Israel Appeal top-level staff
including Executive Vice Pres-
ident Herman Markowitz and
Israel Office Director Neale
Katz, Institute participants
will spend a day with UIA and
the Jewish Agency, learning
about everything from plan-
ning to operations. Other high-
lights include a tour of various
JDC sites, a visit to a Project
Renewal neighborhood and a
Scholar-in-Residence session
with Dr. Daniel Elazar, Presi-
dent of the Jerusalem Center
for Public Affairs, on "The
Current Political Situation in
Israel."
Partial funding for the Insti-
tute was provided by the
United Israel Appeal.
The Council of Jewish Fed-
erations is the continental
association of 200 Jewish Fed-
erations, the central commun-
Continued on Page 10
JCDS Graduate
Nominated For Honor
Mitchell B. Cohen
In the last issue of The Jew-
ish Floridian, three 1985 gra-
duates from the Jewish Com-
munity Day School were cited
for being honored for their
academic achievements by the
Palm Beach Post, the Miami
Herald and the Florida
Department of Education. One
more student from that 1985
graduating class was honored
when he was nominated for a
Miami Herald Silver Knight
Award for Excellence in Ath-
letics.
Mitchell B. Cohen was cap-
tain of the Palm Beach Lakes
High School cross country
team, a varsity letterman of
the track team, a member of
the wrestling team, National
Honor Society, Red Cross vol-
unteer, special Olympics volun-
teer and recipient of the Flor-
ida Academic Scholars award/
grant.
He is currently representing
Florida and the USA with the
Track Florida Team in Ger-
many, Switzerland and Bel-
gium in a cultural exchange
group. He will attend the
School of Engineering at
North Carolina State Univer-
sity in the fall.
IN RESPONSE...
to the many families who are now requesting admission
tor their loved-ones to our newly expanded nursing
home, we will be accepting applications tor long-term
care.
Monday July 17 9 AM 4 PM
Tuesday July 18 9AM-4PM
Wednesday July 19 11 AM-7 PM
Thursday July 20 11 AM-7PM
Tours of the facility and staff consultation on
applications will be available to families
considering admission to Morse. Consulta-
tions will be held in the Center's conference
room No appointment is necessary.
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center
4847 Fred Gladstone Dr. WPB
(1 mile south of 45th St. on Haverhill
Road, or 2 miles north of Ofceechobee on
Haverhill Road)


Synagogue
Continued from Page 2
gramming and budgetary con-
siderations.
Much of the money to pay
for salaries, religious school
texts and equipment, wor-
ships, music, building mainte-
nance and additional program-
ming comes from synagogues
dues. And usually they are not
enough.
Not all members pay their
dues on time. Some members
pay more than others, and
NOBODY is ever denied mem-
bership because of their inabil-
ity to pay something towards
the sustenance, growth and
development of the syna-
gogue.
Those who join synagogues
do so out of commitment. They
are dedicated to a positive
Jewish life in a community
structure that allows for the
intimacy of worship, the stimu-
lus of educational growth and
the desire to enrich their lives
and the lives of the Jewish
people with a viable expanding
heritage.
For the synagogue to be that
viable living community within
the community of Israel it
takes members and commit-
ment. When attending the
high holiday service this year,
think about those around you
who need your support and
commitment during the rest of
the year. If you're already a
member, pledge to increase
your involvement so that the
synagogue may thrive for all.
If you're not a member JOIN!
What a wonderful way to
begin a new year: committing
yourself to the people of the
synagogue.
Friday, July 14, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
YAD Features "Baltes" Lawyer At Annual Meeting
Barry Krischer, the lawyer
for the notorius "Baltes" case
featured in People Magazine
and on "60 Minutes," spoke to
over 100 guests at the YAD
Annual Meeting last month.
In addition to Krischer's per-
sonal insights to the case and
the circumstances surrounding
it, Steve Ellison, Campaign
Vice President, gave a cam-
paign report and Michael Lam-
bert, past President, delivered
his parting words to the
crowd. Marvin Rosen installed
the new officers during the
meeting, chaired by^atti
Abramson, Programming Vice
President.
New officers include Martin
List, President; Steven Elli-
son, Campaign Vice President;
Howard Kaslow, Administra-
tive Vice President; Debra
Engelstein, Membership Vice
President; Patti Abramson,
Programming Vice President.
Members of the Board
include Paula Barkowitz, Gary
Dunkle, Ilene Goldstein, Jac-
queline Ipp, Morris Kener,
Angela Lampert, Joel Levine,
Howard Levy, Michael Lif-
shitz, Sandra Lifshitz, Nikki
Rattinger, Jack Schram,
Mindy Schram, David Shapiro,
Richard Stopek, Olivia Tarta-
kow, Lynn Waltuch, Robin
Warren, Jayne Weinberg.
JCDS Students Graduate
Barry Krischer discusses the
Baltes Case.
Marvin Rosen (left) hands Marty List (right) an award while
Michael Lampert (back) watches.
PHOTO: (Seated, l-r) David SUmim, Marshall Rosenbach, Jessica
Weingard, Rachel Klein, Karli Paston, Michael Slowik; stand-
ing: Geoffrey Mullen, Mark Rothenberg, Danielle Trabin, Joshua
Perrin, Ori Feistmann, Evan Robinson, Justin Brass
Over 100 people attended the YAD Annual Meeting.
Campus
Continued from Page 1
band Larry. "The group who is
involved now consists of young
couples and familes who will be
using the Campus, who want
to share in the challenge of
making this happen and who
are excited about helping."
Throughout the campaign,
members of the Campus Steer-
ing Committee will bring the
vision of a cohesive Jewish
community housed under one
permanent roof to every
friend, relative and neighbor
who may want to get involved.
They will be holding parlor
meetings, small family gather-
ings and talking about it with
everyone they meet.
"I'm going to get that build-
ing built if I have to do it
myself," declared Nancy Sims,
a mother of two who is anxi-
ously awaiting the expanded
JCC pre-school that will be on
the Campus. Mrs. Sims also
has an older child in public
school who she would like to
participate in after school
activities in a Jewish atmos-
phere. "There's a wonderful
community center in our area
that offers great programs,"
she continued, "but it's not
Jewish." Mrs. Sims is a major
contributor to the campaign
and an active volunteer in fun-
draising.
The Jewish Community
Campus is a minimum $12.5
million project which will
include facilities for the Jewish
Community Center of the
Greater Palm Beaches, Jewish
Family & Children's Service
and the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County.
The Steering Committee for
the JCCampus includes Patti
and Larry Abramson, Chairs,
Marshall Brass, Andy Brock,
Joel Cohen, Harvey Goldberg,
Angela Lampert, Zelda
Mason, Neil Merin, Bruce Mos-
kowitz, Jeffrey Penner, Steve
Shapiro, Richard Zaretsky,
Michael Zeide, Linda Zwickel.
For more information,
please call the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
832-2120.
The Jewish Community Day
School held its 13th Annual
Graduation exercises recently
as 5 girls and 8 boys proudly
received their diplomas and
spoke before an audience of
175 family and friends. Follow-
ing the theme, "commit-
ments," each student
remarked on the qualities that
make up a committed individ-
ual, qualities such as courage,
menschlikiet, integrity, tenac-
ity, enthusiasm and sensitiv-
ity. The keynote speaker for
the evening, Judge Daniel
Hurley, spoke on "Roots and
Wings." He told the graduates
that their education at the
JCDS has provided them with
strong roots and now they
must exercise their wings to
accomplish their life's ambi-
tions.
The valedictorian for the
Class of '89, Rachel Klein,
received the Benjamin S.
Hornstein Scholarship Award.
She addressed the group, say-
ing that the Class of '89 would
"work hard to achieve their
goals in life and not give in to
peer pressure." Jessica Wein-
gard was named salutatorian.
88/89 At The JCC
Your JCC has experienced a most eventful year. Are you
aware that:
... The JCC was involved in resolving the location of the new
Jewish Community Campus.
. .. THe JCC has officially changed its name to the Jewish
Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches.
. .. Camp Shalom has been totally renovated and has now
become Camp Shalom & Family Park.
. .. Two pre-schools were opened: Pre-School West at Camp
Shalom and Pre-School Central at 45th Street & Military Trail.
JCC has commenced plans to open another Pre-School in
Jupiter, a Parenting Center at Temple Israel and Infant Care
Center at Temple Beth El.
. .. Two senior centers were opened: in Boynton Beach at
Congregation Beth Kodesh and the Senior & Social Center at
5029 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach.
... Our JCC Thrift Shop, at 1331 Military Trail, has been
renovated and displays beautiful new signage.
. JCC Administrative Officers have been relocated to
pre-fabricated modular buildings on the Jewish Community
Campus.
. .. The JCC now has a Symphony Orchestra, a Choir and
hosts the National Jewish Theatre.
. Winter Wonderland, held at Camp Shalom, drew
hundreds of people who enjoyed playing in the "snow".
. The JCC, as part of its Cultural Arts Program, presented
the Children's Performing Arts Series, Rosenshontz and a
concert by the Drifters.
. We now offer a fine Aquatics Program, designed and
implemented by nationally-known Aquatics Consultant, John
Spannuth.
. Our Passover Seder, held at the JCC Senior & Social
Center, was our most successful to date.
. JCC's Family Sukkot, Purim and Shabbat Celebrations
drew a wonderful community response as did our Community-
Wide Chanukah and Israel Independence Day Celebrations.
. The JCC offers, in conjunction with Jewish Federation, a
Shalom Newcomers service welcoming all n<>w Jewish residents.
. The Kosher Meals Program, which serves hot kosher
meals in a congregate setting and delivers meals to the
homebound has served over 77,000 meals this past year.
... Chaverim (Big Brothers/Big Sisters-Little Brother/Little
Sisters), funded by Jewish Federation and staffed by the JCC, is
very successful.
... Our Singles Programs served over 500 individuals this
year and this number is expected to double next year.
.. Two popular groups formed this year, the Mr. & Mrs. Club
and the Young Couples Club.
.. JCC's Early Childhood and Youth Programs enrolled
almost 350 children this year.
... Health & Physical Education Programs served over 200
people this year.
... The JCC celebrated its bar mitzvah this year.
.. The JCC sponsored its First Annual Legislative Breakfast
which was well-attended by government officials.
... A JCC Business Advisory Committee was formed.
... Under the umbrella of Jewish Federation, the JCC and its
sister-agencies worked on a variety of community needs.
... The Center has changed its accounting procedures and is
updating its Personnel Code and Community Mission.
... The JCC is in the State Budget for capital construction
funds in the amount of $250,000.
... An Infant Care Program is being established with the
$175,000 grant received from the Children's Service Council.
... HRS granted $28,000 to the JCC towards the renovation
of the Senior Center.
. Jewish Federation has approved a $120,000 increase in
the JCC's yearly allocation.
... The JCC received $90,000 from the Jewish Community
Campus Corporation for relocation of its facilities.
... We have received a variety of other grants too numerous
to mention!
As you can see, the Jewish Community Center of the Greater
Palm Beaches has had a most productive year, and we have only
just begun .


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 14, 1989
And again
Once again, the State of Israel has been
victimized by a political blow.
For the first time, the president any
president of the International Red Cross
visited the Jewish state for the express pur-
pose of reviewing services provided by the
Magen David Adorn.
President Dr. Cornelio Sommaruga
acknowledged that the MDA "meets all of the
existing criteria for recognition." Still, citing
"the present political climate," Sommaruga
said that admission to the international
agency was not presently possible.
The sticking point, as always, is the use of
the Star of David symbol rather than the red
cross.
Moslem nations, which use symbols other
than the red cross, would have to join their
international colleagues in the 166-nation
agency to approve the suspension of rules to
allow the star.
There is some small salvation in the blatant
admission by the IRC president that it is
purely politics which prevents the admission
of the MDA. And there is more in the
continued IRC pledge to search for Israeli
soldiers either missing or captured in
Lebanon.
Not Quite Resolved
Delegates to the Jewish Agency convention
held in Israel were spared another fractious
go-round on the "Who is a Jew?" issue.
A resolution revisiting the controversy was
tabled after Mendel Kaplan, chairman of the
Board of Governors, appealed to opponents of
the divisive queston.
The focus of the proposed resolution was to
have criticized the Interior Ministry for its
refusal to register Reform and Conservative
converts as citizens of the Jewish state. The
basis for the complainants' resolution was that
the government was, in effect, applying a new
definition to Who is a Jew? despite the fact
that the discussion had been removed from the
political arena.
There is no victory in this action.
Reports from Israel have confirmed the
Interior Ministry practice. The Who is a Jew
topic has not evaporated. It has simply been
removed from the front pages to the back,
from the overt to the covert.
Changes in the Law of Return have been
made in 'de facto' fashion. And that is why
there was a resolution proposed.
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Garbage Journalism
Columnists Jack Anderson
and Dale Van Atta have repu-
tations as top-notch "investi-
gative journalists." But in
recent weeks the pair seemed
to be more interested in cru-
sading against Israel than in
careful reporting about the
Middle East conflict.
On June 18, they warned
Israel would face an "indefin-
ite intifada" until the creation
of a Palestinian state. On June
19, they did a column in which
they served up softball ques-
tions to an intifada leader who
backs George Habash's Popu-
lar Front for the Liberation of
Palestine. "Ahmad" used the
column to urge that Palestini-
ans be allowed to return to
their pre-Israel homes a call
for the destruction of Israel.
On June 13, Anderson wrote
a piece entitled "Israeli Pris-
ons Harden Palestinians." The
column consisted largely of
interviews with eight "ex-
prisoners" who gave what
were billed as "first-hand
accounts" of mistreatment at
the hands of the Israel Defense
Forces. They claimed their
resistance landed them in
prison where they were beaten
and tortured. Anderson pro-
vided no specific dates, names,
West Bank towns or prisons
where any of this is supposed
to have occurred. It was a
story that would have received
an "F" from any high school
journalism teacher.
On June 15, Anderson and
Van Atta wrote that Israel has
"bulldozed or burned" thou-
sands of West Bank trees since
the intifada began, and favora-
bly quoted unnamed "Palestin-
ians" as saying the Israelis
have done this in order "to
subjugate Arabs by making
them dependent on Israel for
essentials."
According to the Israeli gov-
ernment, the only locations
where trees were cut down
have been where terrorists
have hidden behind them in
order to lob rocks and Molotov
cocktails on passing cars. In
all, the government says it
felled only a few thousand
trees a fraction of the
25,000 figure Anderson and
Van Atta attribute to
unnamed "Palestinians."
Palestinian Arson
Unreported
But even the dubious 25,000
figure pales by comparison
with the number ol trees dest-
royed by arson perpetrated by
supporters of the intifada
inside Israel's pre-1967 bor-
ders, something Anderson and
Van Atta ignore. According to
Stewart Paskow of the Jewish
National Fund, 1.1 million
trees were lost during the May
- October 1988 fire season.
Fire caused the asphyxiation
of over a million chickens, and
destroyed the Galilee's entire
avocado crop. Fifty percent of
the fires, he tells us, were
deliberately set by Palestini-
ans. About 90,000 trees have
been burned since last month.
Paskow adds. Half of these
fires are believed to be arson.
There's no question that
much of the burning has been
deliberately staged. Last June
17, PLO Chairman Yasser
Arafat was quoted by the Iraqi
news agency as saying the
wave of fires occurring then
were part of the intifada. On
June 8, 1988, Al-Quds Radio
urged listeners to heed Call
No. 19 of the uprising leader-
ship, fixing last June 22 as a
day of "destroying and burn-
ing the enemy's industrial and
agricultural property."
Last month, the PLO
boasted; "A number of fires
have been set in the fields of
the occupation by a new
method which was invented by
Continued on Page 5
Myopia Toward "Settlements" Counterproductive
Friday, July 14. 1989
Volume 15
11TAMUZ5749
Number 22
The Bush Administration
seems to be moving toward an
unnecessary and avoidable
public confrontation with
Israel over the issue of settle-
ments. The question cf what, if
anything, will happen to Jew-
ish settlements in the West
Bank and Gaza is one of the
thorniest matters to be negoti-
ated, one linked to the final
status of the territories. It
would be a serious diplomatic
error to discuss the issue pre-
maturely because it can only
create strain with Israel. This
strain will also exacerbate
existing tension within Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir's
Likud Party on the eve of the
Party's central committee
meeting where he will be
under attack from hardliners
who fear his initiative has
already gone too far.
The first subject on the
Administration's agenda
should be finding a partner to
join the peace process with
Israel. Shamir has already
committed himself and said
everything is on the table;
therefore nothing is to be
gained by fixating on settle-
ments.
It is also important for
Bush's foreign policy team to
recognize that settlements are
not the most serious obstacle
to peace. Jimmy Carter
wrongly insisted they were.
The easiest way to refute this
argument is to note that no
settlements existed from 1949
to 1967 and yet the Arabs
refused to negotiate with
Israel. From 1967 to 1977, the
only settlements built were
security-related; yet the Arabs
refused to negogiate. In 1978.
Israel froze settlement activity
because it hoped the gesture
would entice the Arabs to
enter the Camp David process,
but none would join Egypt.
Number of Settlements
Declining
Today, the settlement issue
remains a red herring. Israel's
critics, and, unfortunately, the
Administration, act as though
huge numbers of Israelis have
been moving to the territories.
This is not the case. The last
national unity government
Continued on Page 5


Myopia
Continued from Page 4
established only six new settle-
ments between 1984 and 1988.
Prior to forming the present
government, the Labor and
Likud parties agreed to build
only eight settlements over the
next four years.
The distribution of settlers
has also shifted in the last five
years. Jews live throughout
the West Bank, but the vast
majority live within either the
Tel Aviv or Jerusalem metro-
politan areas. More than 40%
live in or around Jerusalem,
another 30% live near Tel
Aviv. Thus, almost three-
quarters of all Jews on the
West Bank live in areas close
to Israel's two major cities.
Another 5% inhabit settle-
ments, mostly founded by the
Labor Party, in the strategi-
cally vital Jordan Valley. This
means nearly 80% of the
Jewish population lives in
areas that both parties
believe are necessary to
insure Israeli security.
In 1982, less than 60% of the
settlers lived within metropoli-
tan areas. By 1986, the percen-
tage increased to 85%. The
trend has been for Jews to
move to residential areas rela-
tively close to their jobs within
Israel; fewer people have
established themselves in the
more remote areas.
Israeli Villagers
These statistics demonstrate
that the terms "settlers" and
"settlements" are really mis-
nomers. The more accurate
description is that Israeli Jews
have established and moved to
towns and cities in the territor-
ies. The other terms are pejor-
ative and are a product of the
Arabs' campaign to delegitira-
ize the right of Jews to live in
Judea and Samaria.
There are 750,000 Arabs in
pre-1967 Israel; why shouldn't
Jews live in the West Bank? If
Jews were denied the right to
settle in Berlin, New York or
Paris, it would be considered
anti-Semitic; why would Jews
be forbidden to reside in the
Garbage
Continued from Page 4
the heroes of the uprising:
tying a long string to the tail of
a mouse, with a piece of cloth
soaked in inflammable mate-
rial attached to it. The cloth is
ignited, and then the mouse is
released. In this manner, the
orchards and fields of the Zion-
ist enemy can be set
ablaze. ." (PLO Radio, Bagh-
dad, May 12).
In many cases, notes Pas-
kow, "The fires were caused
by Palestinians who were
apprehended and confessed to
starting them." In one case,
police caught a nine and ten
year-old in the act. They led
police to a twenty-seven year-
old Palestinian who was pay-
ing them to set fires on behalf
of the intifada. On March 26,
1989, close to 5,000 trees were
burned in the John F. Kennedy
Forest outside Jerusalem.
Footsteps near the fire led
police to the village of Batir,
where three Arabs were
arrested. But neither Ander-
son nor Van Atta saw fit to
mention any of this. NER's
repeated attempts to reach
them were unsuccessful.
Rrjrrintrd with permvunon from Near
KumI Report.
cradle of Jewish civilization?
No area of the world should be
Judenrein. Surely, any peace
settlement would permit Jews
to live in the West Bank. No
government of Israel could
accept the kind of partition
implemented by the British
whereby Jews were not
allowed to live in Jordan.
The status of the territories,
including their Jewish resi-
dents, is an issue that must be
subject to future negotiations.
Their current situation should
not interfere with the effort to
stimulate the peace process. A
myopic obsession with "set-
tlers" only diverts attention
from the immediate question
of how to generate support for
the election proposal. It also
allows the Arabs to continue to
make excuses for their rejec-
tion of peace. The Administra-
tion should keep its eye on the
principal objective to jump-
start the peace process sup-
ports its aly and place pressure
where it belongs on the
Palestinians and the Arab
states.
Reprinted with permission from the
Near East Report.
Friday, July 14, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
STEPHANIE ALT0MARI
BAT MITZVAH
15, at Temple Beth Zion in
Royal Palm Beach. Stephanie
will be sharing this special
occasion with Ekaterina Grin-
berg of Odessa, U.S.S.R., who
is being denied her Jewish
heritage.
An honor student at Wel-
lington Landings Middle
School, Stephanie is in the top
5% of her class, and is a mem-
ber of the Intermediate
Chorus at Wellington Land-
ings. Her hobbies include cook-
ing, reading and ballet.
Family members sharing in
the Simcha include her two
sisters, Jill, age 9, and Jaclyn,
age 5; her maternal grandpar-
ents, Phyllis and Murray
Rubin of Delray Beach, mater-
nal great-grandmother, Ger-
trude Miller, paternal grand-
mother, Madeline Altomari of
Pembroke Pines, and many
aunts and uncles and cousins.
In honor of Stephanie's Bat
Mitzvah, an Oneg Shabbat fol-
lowing Friday evening, July 14
services and a Kiddish lunch-
eon following Saturday, July
15 morning services will be
sponsored by the Altomari
family.
Stephanie Michelle Alto-
mari, daughter of Rhona and
Carl Altomari of Wellington,
will be called to the Torah as a
Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, July
JOIN THE JCC TODAY!
And enjoy your weekends at
Camp Shalom Family Park as our
guest swimming, tennis, bas-
ketball, volleyball & relaxing.
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689-7700
3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 14, 1989
THE JOSEPH L. MORSE GERIATRIC
President's Message
BENNETT M. BERMAN
Executive
E. DREW GACKENHEIMER
In last year's message, I predicted 1988
would be a banner year for our campaign
efforts and the realization of commencing
construction of our expansion. I based this
prediction on my continued and abiding
faith in our Jewish community's commit-
ment to support the cause of caringand
caring deeplyfor our elderly.
I was not disappointed.
Response to our cal to community groups
and individuals to help bridge the $3 million
gap remaining in our $18 million campaign
did not go unheeded. By May, 1988, the gap
had been reduced to $2 million and we were
able to obtain the bond issue which allowed
us to launch construction.
However, beyond these measurable dol-
lars, there are the immeasurable hours and
efforts expended in making 1988 a banner
year for the Morse.
The individuals, the committees, the
Women's Auxiliary and the Men's Asso-
ciates all bent their backs and gave their
hearts to making the dream of the expan-
sion become quite literally concrete. Credit
for the banner year of 1988 goes fully and
's Report
1988 was also a banner year in terms of
resident care at the Morse. In our five years
of operation, this past year the Center
achieved:
the highest occupancy rate ever
(97.90%);
the highest average daily census ever
(117.49%);
the highest number of resident days
ever (43,003).
Accordingly, 1988 saw increased hours
devoted to direct medical and therapeutic
care, including increased hours of planned
resident activities and resident meals
served.
Clinical numbers aside, our thrust of care
in 1988 was to neutralize the impact of
expansion construction on the lives of the
Morse residents. Both staff and volunteers
were sensitized to respond to residents'
concerns about the work in progress.
Happily, this effort resulted in the Morse
family growing closer together than ever
before.
We commiserated with one another
about the dust, noise and loss of our
auditorium/chapel during site preparation,
and became sidewalk superintendents'' as
building commenced. We made good use of
rightfully to them.
As 1988 closes, we are still looking at a
need for more dollars and continue efforts to
secure them. But, we are also looking
toward another banner year in 1989. In this
year we will see:
the conclusion of our campaign;
the dedication of our expansion;
the welcoming of new residents who,
until now, have been names on our
ever-growing waiting list
the opening of our adult day care center
and short-term rehabilitation unit;
increasing use of our Morse-Evans
Home Health Agency;
the continued growth of recognition of
the Morse as a model geriatric center
in the fullest sense that it is a facility
which not only cares for our elderly in a
state-of-the-art environment but under-
stands and anticipates the changes and
needs of our fast-growing elderly pop-
ulation.
1989. It will be a banner year if we all
continue to invest ourselves as we have in
the past I have faith that you will.
our enlarged activity room for both activities
and services, and assured and reassured
one another that all inconveniences were
temporary and operative for only a very
short time.
In the midst of these "growing pains." the
Morse held its "First Annual Staff Recogni-
tion Dinner." Twenty three employees and
their spouses gathered with department
heads at the Royce Hotel in West Palm
Beach for dinner and a presentation of five-
year service pins.
We also gathered again to recognize
members of our volunteer corps who, in
1988, gave approximately 24,000 hours
of service to the Center and Morse
residents.
These were some of our family activities
in 1988.
In 1989 our Morse family faces a new
challenge inherent with our expansion: We
must embrace and blend our new residents
who will occupy our 160 long-term care
beds, our adult day care clients, our short-
term rehabilitation patients, our increased
numbers of staff and volunteers with our
existing family.
At Morse, family is everything. Your part in
our family support system is everything.
Building Committee Report
STEPHEN ABRAMSON, Chairman
During 1988 the Building Committee had the happy experience of moving from
concerns about getting concrete poured to pouring over furniture designs and
color swatches.
Following the December groundbreaking in 1987, the committee, along with the
Center's residents, leadership, staff and volunteers, gave eager attention to each
development leading to construction. There were mixed emotions as the small
forest between the existing building and Haverhill Road disappeared and the
rough outline of a new lake appeared. The excitement of the day in May when the
first concrete was poured only grew as foundations and walls began to rise.
Behind the scenes of the construction activity, the Building Committee
continued to work in a watchdog capacity to ensure that every specification and
budget allotment were being met in a timely and proper fashion.
Toward the middle of 1988, staff and residents joined the committee in testing
and selecting furniture and colors for the expansion. Samples were obtained and
the staff and residents were invited to try and comment on the comfort and
practicality of different chairs and beds. Their responses were thoughtful and
firmly decided the success or failure of the test samples.
As we enter 1989, the committee continues its efforts which are firmly focused
on providing the elderly we serve with the finest facilities possible.
1981
for the Mo s
Number of admissions
Resident days .......
Average daily census .
Occupancy rate.......
Average age .........
Percentage of male restjjnt:
Percentage of female r lei
Number of Medicaid paid la'
Number of private pay da i
Number of Medigap days
Number of doctors hours
Number of nursing hours
Number of resident plain d
Number of physical theo y I
Number of speech then* tr
Number of resident meat se
Number of volunteer hou i
Number of volunteers
Number of Morse GenatA C
Joseph L. Mc
1988IIC
Pruldint:
Bennett M Berman
Vlce-Preeldent.
GaberlBkxh
Bernard Green
Saul Kramer
Nathan H Monus
Herman Stan
Tr urer
Stanley Brenner
Assistant Treeeurer:
MorhmerWeas
Secretary:
Mariana Bums
Assistant Secretary
Anne Mane Kaufman
knmedMrte Paal Preeldeni
ErwwH Blondet
Executive Director
E Drew Gackenheimei
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 108
Sylvia Barman
Vice Preetdents
Dorothy Ludwig
Helen Sockxnck
Flo Stuart
Hejaaucer
Berr.ce Sheldon
F Mendel Secretai
SieGoM
oerd ol Directors:
ThetmaA*
Anna Anton
Lenore Black
BeaBkxh
Bloeeom Cohan
Miriam Cohen
Dorofiy Durchteg
Jacquekne Eder
Shwla EngeMem
L*an Feigenson
Eleanor Fletschman
Emma Gemnger
Chartone Gaman
Et>el Gmeburg
Sylvia Gold
Simone GokMum
Easier Gruber
Naomi Jacobaon
Manryn Lampen
Barbara LirslKU
Ruth Mack
MomjueMatie**
Eat* Moist
Dak) Nads'
Honey Piisskm
Estw Ftapopor
Peart flesmck
MaxmeRubm
Sytvu Hubm
Frances Srhrvtt
Bemce Sen**
Clare Schwaru
Oorotiy Segal
Pep, Srrrersissi
Srwlsy Sp-agH
Eaten Teeiov
BimuTamarki
HermneWsM r,
Anna Waas
Manryn Zelnick


C CENTER
STATISTICS
se Geriatric Center
.................................35
............................. 43.003
............................. 117.49
............................... 97.9
............................... 86.6
dints.............................. 26%
lenls ............................ 74%
d lays........................... 23,940
ts ............................. 17,962
...........V.................. 1,101
jk direct resident care ............. 4,025
4 direct resident care ........... 173,436
n d activities hours ............... 56,250
i y treatments..................... 3,950
I treatments .......................210
served ....................... 136,450
j I .............................. 23,970
................................289
ti Center employees ................144
dorse Geriatric Center
HOARD OF TRUSTEES
Board of Trueteee:
Siphen Abramson
,rva Berman
RaJon Biembaum
Blum
V ion Edwards
Ai*. Engelstem
HemiEpplar
Moms Fener
Arthur Gladstone
Norman P GoKMum
t a Gordon
w Gordon
Aieiander Gruber
Jacooson
blarney KaU
Delra Kay
0> Elliot Kronen
Marilyn Lampert
Jeanne Levy
Roberts Levy
Robert E Lot
H Bed Mack
Myron Nxtcman
Sylvia Okw*
Bernard Ptnekm
Herbert Red ton
Dorothy Reutoord
Jack Resmc*
Comneftbakorf
Berenice Rogers
Ben Rorsman
Sol Roth
Julius Sankm
Dr Albert Shapiro
Cart Shapiro
Sam Shapiro
AlanL Shuknan
Charles H Singer
Lester Sodowick
Michael Stem
Or Erneet Werner
Harvey Werner
AtonZnes
MEN'S ASSOCIATES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 1988
Ben Rorsman
Vloa freeHente:
MomeRapoport
Albert Schrvtt
Leeter SodowKk
Treeeunx
Sam Meyers
tewtaty:
SkJney Berger
tomnMeU Paet-Preetdent
Friday, July 14, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
JbiHuaC$tport19$$
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
FISCAL YEAR 1988
Condensed Statement of Revenue and Expenses
Resident Revenue
Medicaid Contractual Adjustment
NET RESIDENT REVENUE
Other Operating Revenue
NET OPERATING REVENUE
OPERATING EXPENSES
Professional Care of Patients
Dietary
Housekeeping and Maintenance
Administration and General
Miscellaneous Services
Provision for Depreciation and Amortization
Interest
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES
OPERATING LOSS
NON-OPERATING INCOME
Interest on Assets Whose Use is Limited
Interest on Operating Funds
NET NON-OPERATING INCOME
NET INCOME
Extraordinary Item, Loss on Debt Defeasance
OPERATING & NON-OPERATING LOSS
$3,927,200
277,864
$3,649,336
____57,607
$3,706,943
$1,427,899
647.446
568.562
645.649
191,187
370,675
____71,763
$3,923,181
($ 216238)
$ 249.491
5.459
$ 254,950
$ 38,712
($ 553,600)
($ 514,888)

.....l,
I I

*>>
-
Boewd of Directors:
Roy Adam.
Norman Bauer
SamBenon
Alan Cohan
Sam Gordon
Alexander Gruber
Darnel jao*
JoeiKoeppel
MelonKukolt
Leon Lang
Myron Nicfcman
Morse-Evans Home Health Agency
Moms OHove
AiRadonsky
Joe Schwartz
Or Herbert Setzer*
Dr Leater Sirverman
Peter Sherman
Manuel Srgel
Herman Taubar
Sam Warier
Abraham varchm
Arthur Veckes
The Morse-Evans Home Health Agency, which opened in April 1987 with offices
in the Morse Geriatric Center, is moving toward its first full year of operation with
an impressive record of service. One-hurKired-twenty-frve employees gave 23,020
hours of service, which included 1,250 Medicare calls
Designed to meet the acute health care needs of the elderly, Morse-Evans serves
as a viable alternative to institutional placement The agency offers quality nursing,
therapeutic and social services to the eWerfy in their own homes.
In addition to offering nursing care to the elderly in their own homes, the Morse-
Evans Home Hearth Agency provides nursing staff to local nursing homes, including
the Morse Geriatric Center. Additionally, private duty nursing care is available to
nursing home residents as wed as private duty nursing to patients in area hospitals.
Through the continued generosity of Claude Morse-Evans and her family, this
agency is making a positive impact upon our community's ekJerty so they can
remain at home, living as independently as possible.
A


Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, July 14, 1989
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 JULY
Thursday, July 13 Mr.
Jay Corriere from Olsten
Health Care Services
Friday, July 14 Pre-
Sabbath Services
Monday, July 17 Bingo
with Fred Bauman.
Tuesday, July 18 Ger-
trude Ripley, Pianist
Wednesday, July 19 To
be announced
Thursday, July 20 Evelyn
Polishczuk "Musical Exer-
cises"
Friday, July 21 Pre
Sabbath Services with Nat
Stein
Monday, July 24 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, July 25 Lisa
Gilders Blood Pressure
Wednesday, July 26 To
be announced
Thursday, July 27 To be
announced
Friday, July 28 Pre-
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.
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 Fall schedule. Call Louise
at 689-6332 for information.
Wisdom Of The Body, Part
III A five week discussion ser-
ies sponsored by Palm Beach
Community College, Adult
Education by Gert Friedman,
Specialist of disease preven-
tion and wellness and aging.
Once you understand the
"Wisdom of the Body," how
your body relates to eating
habits, weight, stress, blood
pressure, etc., you can estab-
lish a fine quality of life for
yourself. Call Louise at 689-
6332 for your reservation.
Dates: Monday mornings at
9:45 a.m., July 3, 10, 17, 24.
OTHER CLASSES
AND ACTIVITIES
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.
AARP 55/Alive Driving
Class. Two-four hour sessions.
Graduation card will entitle
bearer to a discount from all
insurance companies. You
must register first with Louise
at 689-6332, then send in your
check for $7 made out to
AARP to her at the JCC. Your
check is your reservation.
Instructor: Bobbe Taffel.
Dates: Wednesday, July 19
and Thursday, July 20, 1:30-
5:30 at the JCC Senior Center.
Speakers Club For per-
sons who wish to practice the
art of public speaking a
great group, will resume again
in the Fall.
Twilight Dining and
Dancing returns on July 13 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 delicious kosher
dinner. Reservations required.
Please call Louise before July
10 at 689-6332.
Water Walk A great sum-
mer activity. Enjoy exercising
in the pool every Sunday after-
noon at the JCC Family Park
at Camp Shalom at 1:30.
Instructor John Spannuth, the
Founder of Water Walking is
the Aquatic Consultant for the
JCC and the Executive Direc-
tor of the United States Water
Fitness Association. 30 Min-
utes of water walking is equal
to 2 hours of walking out of the
water. No fee. Everyone
invited. See you at the beauti-
ful JCC Olympic Pool at Camp
Shalom. Call Ellie 689-6332 for
information.
VOLUNTEER NEWS
Volunteers are always
needed at the JCC. Summer is
a great time to begin. We
especially need receptionists
to greet our visitors as they
enter our Senior Center. Call
Ellen at 689-7700.
"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.
A very special newspaper for
our homebound was developed
by Ellie Newcorn and her dedi-
cated workers. Congratulation
on "Homebound News and
Views!"
JCC SENIOR BRAIN BOWL
MONTHLY MEETING
Meeting July 14 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 com-
petition. Call Ellie at 689-6332.
SECOND TUESDAY COUN-
CIL
Our thanks to this great
group of people and to those
who have devoted many hours
to various phases of our pro-
gram: Sabina Gottschalk,
Laura Schwartz, Selma Adel-
berg, Ann Stromwasser,
Sophie Langbort and Jose-
phine Reed. A variety of sum-
mer programs are planned for
July and August.
A Summer Afternoon of
Cards On the 2nd and 4th
Wednesdays of July and
August, the Second Tuesday
Council will sponsor card play-
ing programs, chaired by
Sabina Gottschalk and Sophie
Langbort. Door prizes,
refreshments and fun. Bring
your own cards. $1.00 per
event. Call Sabina or Sophie
for reservations. Dates: Wed-
nesdays, July 12 and 26th,
August 9 and 23rd at 1:30.
Bingo, Bingo, Bingo By
popular demand we will have
Bingo one afternoon a month
on Wednesdays at 1:30. Hold
July 19 and August 16 for your
chance to win lovely prizes.
$1.00 will cover your cards
and refreshments. Come one,
come all the Second Tues-
day is your host.
Continued on Page 9
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Monday, July 17, 7:00 p.m. Planning & Pizza at the
JCC Sr. & Social Ctr. (5029 Okeechobee Blvd. in the
Village Marketplace). Bring your ideas and your appetite
as we plan upcoming events. Cost: $2.00 for food &
beverage.
Wednesday, July 19, 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour at
Cymbels (corner Lake Ida Rd. & Congress, Delray Beach)
featuring special drink prices plus hot & cold buffet.
Sunday, July 23, 6:45 p.m. Monthly Movie Night at
Cinema & Drafthouse (N.E. corner 10th Ave. No. &
Congress). Meet us in the lobby. Food, beer & munchies
available off the menu. Cost: $2.00 for movie.
30's & 40s
Sunday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. Dinner at TGIF (Village
Blvd., no. of Palm Bch. Lakes Blvd.). Join us at this popular
bistro for great food and cool drinks with good company.
Monday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. Bring along a dessert as
we socialize and plan events for the upcoming months at a
member's home.
20s-40s
Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. Discussion Group at
the JCC Sr. & Social Center (5029 Okeechobee Blvd. in the
Village Marketplace). Join us for this timely, stimulating
discussion entitled "What Do You Say After You Say
Hello?", led by Jenni Frummer of JFCS. Social hour and
refreshments will follow. Cost: $3.00.
SINGLE PARENTS
Monday, July 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Lecture at the JCC
Pre-School (corner Military Tr. & 45th St. in Southwind
Shopping Ctr.). Detective Kirk will speak on Crime
Prevention Tips in your home, your car and at work. Cost:
$3.00.
30-59
Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m. Meet in the library of
Temple Judea (100 Chillingworth Dr.) for conversation
followed by Services and Oneg.
34-54
Tuesday, July 25, 7:45 p.m. We'll join our Boca
counterparts at the Boca JCC (336 N.W. Spanish River
Blvd. Yamato Rd. exit on 1-95) for a lecture entitled
"Discovering Our Full Potential" led by Bill Rosenfeld.
Cost: JCC members $2.00; non members $3.00.
SINGLE PURSUITS
Saturday, July 15, 8:00 p.m. Fun & Games at the
Sr./Social Center (5029) Okeechobee Blvd. in Village
Marketplace). Bring along cards. Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble,
etc. whatever you bring, we'll play. Refreshments will be
served. Cost: JCC members $3.00; non members $4.00.
Sunday, July 16, 7:30 p.m. Dance & Party at Club 10
in the Airport Hilton Hotel (Southern Blvd., west of 1-95).
Hors d'oeuvres, D.J., and special drink prices. Cost: $1.00
plus your own fare.
Tuesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. Planning Meeting at the
Sr./Social Center (5029 Okeechobee Blvd. in Village Mar-
ketplace). Join us with your ideas and suggestions. For
information call Arlene, 689-7700.
Saturday, July 22, 8:30 p.m. Pool Party at a
member's home. Bring your swimsuit and towel
Refreshments will be served.
Sunday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. Discussion Group at a
member's home. View a special video tape of "The
Exodus", followed by a discussion of what we've seen.
Space is limited so reserve your spot early. Cost: JCC
members $1.00; non members $2.00.
Wednesday, July 26, 5-7 p.m. Happy Hour at
Studebaker's (Congress & Forest Hill Blvd.). Join us at this
popular spot. Cost: $1.00 plus your own fare.
Thursday, July 27, 7:15 p.m. Concert at Bryant Park.
Meet us at the entrance to Bryant Park in Lake Worth to
enjoy an outdoor concert together. Bring your own blanket
or chair.
For informatitm please call the JCC, 689-7700.
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B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
Masada Chapter announces
the following coming events:
Thursday, Sept. 7th
Luncheon and card party at
the Lagoon Restaurant.
Wednesday, Oct. 4th
Good Little Girls" at the
Royal Palm Theater with Jan
McCart. Luncheon and
transportation.
Thursday, Nov. 16th
Cabaret" Royal Palm Thea-
ter-Dinner and transportation.
December
Regency Spa
8th-llth -
HADASSAH
Mt. Scopus Chapter has
tickets available for "Broad-
way Bound" at the Royal Palm
Dinner Theatre on August 2.
Tikvah Chapter coming
events:
Sept. 13, Matinee, "Ain't
Misbehavin" at Hirschfield
Dinner Theatre, Miami Beach.
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Week-
Senior News
Continued from Page 8
AT YOUR SERVICE
The Jewish Community
Center provides by appoint-
ment: Health Insurance Assis-
tance with Edie Reiter; Legal
Aid by Palm Beach County
Legal Aid Society; Home
Financial Management with
Herb Kirsch
ARE YOU INTERESTED?
We are developing a variety
of small activities. Are you
interested?
Knitting Instructions for
Beginners Are you inter-
ested in learning how to knit?
Call Louise at 689-6332 and
leave your name and phone
number.
Chess Anyone? We would
like to form a JCC Chess Club.
Chess players call 689-6332
and ask for Louise if you are
interested.
Elementary Sculpturing
A simple technique of sculptur-
ing in clay. Use your hands and
creativity. Call Louise at 689-
6332.
Lip Reading Interested?
Call Louise at 689-6332.
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.
Quality Health Care &
Today's Medicine Direc-
tions and choices available to
you in today's medical system.
A very informative six week
discussion group. Fee: $2.
Instructor: Gert Friedman,
Specialist in disease preven-
tion and wellness, PBCC,
Adult Education. Call Julia at
582-7360 for reservations.
Dates: Wednesday morning
(already in session).
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:
Aish HaTorah S. Florida
Adds New Professionals
Rabbi Tzri Nightingale
Kabbi Ephraim Shore, Exec-
utive Director of Aish HaT-
orah South Florida is pleased
to announce the addition of
two professionals to his staff:
Rabbi Tzvi Nightingale, Edu-
cational Director, and Marcia
Sue Needle, Associate Direc-
tor.
Nightingale, born in Tor-
M onto, comes to Aish HaTorah
South Florida after ten (10)
years in Jerusalem. From
1979, Nightingale studied for
six years at Aish HaTorah in
Jerusalem where he received
Simcha (Rabbinical Ordina-
tion) in 1985.
Prior to comig to Miami, he
Continued on Page 10
end, 5 days at the Caribbean
Hotel, Miami Beach.
Dec. 11 Regency Spa, Miami
Beach, 3 meals a day, mes-
sages and entertainment.
WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORT
"Poinciana Chapter will
have its annual luncheon card
party and prizes at the Coun-
try Squire Inn located at 7859
Lake Worth Road near the
Florida Turnpike entrance.
The date is Wednesday, July
19 at 12:00 noon.
1. McDonald's wants Senior
Citizens. Stop in at any
McDonald's to fill out an appli-
cation.
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!
CALLING CHILDREN
OF ADULT PARENTS
Is your parent sitting at
home with nothing to do? We
are calling adult children who
have problems transporting
their elderly dear ones to the
JCC. Shirley at 686-3232
wants to hear from you so that
together and with much ease
your parents can enjoy a new
way of life at the JCC.
The Jewish Community
Center of the Greater
Palm Beaches is now
hiring for the following
positions:
ASSISTANT EARLY CHILDHOOD DIREC-
TOR Master's Degree required.
CHILDCARE DIRECTOR BA or BS In
Early Childhood or related (laid.
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL NEEDS PRO-
GRAM Degreed Position
EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS AA or
BA In Early Childhood or related field.
INFANT CARE GIVERS 20 Hour HRS
Certificate In Chlldcare required.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH SERVICES
MSW or equivalent required.
GROUP SERVICES WORKER/ADULT
WORKER MSW Preferred.
DIRECTOR OF OLDER ADULT SERVICES
. MSW or equivalent geriatric degree.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Experi-
ence required.
DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
Experienced only
MAINTENANCE WORKER Experi-
enced & Reliable
Positions offer good salaries and benefits
Please call 689-7700, Monday -
Friday, 9:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.
OF THE GREATER
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Sunday, July 16 & 23, 1989
MOSAIC 11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5, with host
Barbara Gordon Green. July 16: Rabbi Marvien Hier. July
23: Rabbi Daniel Landes. Repeats.
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.
Saturday, July 29, 1989
RIPPLES IN TIME 3:30 p.m. WXEL Channel 42. A
look at the Holocaust through eye witness accounts of
survivors, soldiers, liberators, German citizens and others
who witnessed the Holocaust.
'Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
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Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
BOYNTON BEACH JEWISH CENTER-BETH KODESH: 501
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
David Shapiro. 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
R..ad. 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
88418. 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 7 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 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 2996, 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 8:00 p.m. Rabbi Rachel Hertzman.
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 Heath,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Rita Shore. Phone
471-1526.
Synagogue News
TEMPLE BETH ZION
Temple's Board of Directors
is pleased to announce the
retention of Cantor David
Leon of Delray Beach as the
new Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor
for all Religious School stu-
dents. He will work closely
with Rabbi Weinberg in pre-
paring each Bar/Bat Mitzvah
for this life cycle milestone.
For further information
regarding Temple membership
and other activities, please
contact the Temple office.
Good
Shabbos
Chapins Welcome New
Rabbi To Temple Torah
Cantor Alex Chapin and his wife Rita (right) hosted a luncheon in
their home welcoming Rabbi Theodore Feldman and his wife Jill
as the spiritual leader of Temple Torah of West Boynton Beach.
Thirty congregants attended.
Social
Planning
Continued from Page 2
ity organizations which serve
nearly 800 localities embracing
a Jewish populatiion of more
than 6.1 million in the United
States and Canada.
Established in 1932, CJF
helps strengthen the work and
the impact of Jewish Federa-
tions by developing programs
to meet changing needs, pro-
viding an exchange of success-
ful community experiences,
establishing guidelines for
fund raising and operations
and engaging in joint planning
and action on common pur-
poses dealing with local,
regional and international
needs.
Aish HaTorah
Continued from Page 9
was involved in programming
and outreach as Director of
Aish HaTorah's Discovery
Program, and then as Director
of Aish HaTorah's Executive
Learning Program. Nightin-
gale met his wife, Karen, (from
London, England) in Jerusa-
lem where they wed.
Marcia Sue Needle comes to
Aish HaTorah South Florida
with eight-and-a-half years
experience in the Jewish Com-
munal Service field. She has
worked for various
B'nai B'rith and Jewish Feder-
ation Agencies including
South County Jewish Federa-
tion and Greater Miami Jewish
Federation in campaign, edu-
cation and community service
positions.
Needle received her B.A. in
Obituaries
BIRNBAUM, Gertrude B.. 87, of West
Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian
Chapel, West Palm Beach. Services in
New Jersey.
BRESLAU, Minn, 80. of Royal Palm
Beach. Levitt Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
BRUCK, Frances P., 84, of Lake
Worth.
COOPER, Morris, 84. of Royal Palm
Beach. Levitt Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
DODGE, Charles. 67. of Century Vil-
lage. West Palm Beach. Levitt Wein-
stein Memorial Chapel, West Palm
Beach.
FLOWERMAN. Dr. Harry, 86, of
Century Village, West Palm Beach.
GELMAN. Rosetta. 62. of Jupiter.
Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
CLICK, Sam, 77, of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral Chap-
els, West Palm Beach.
KANTOR, Mildred. 70. of Atlantis.
Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
KLEIN, Fay, 72. of West Palm Beach.
Riverside Guardian Chapel, West
Palm Beadi
RAFFEL, Lillian. 84. of Boynton
Beach. Beth Israel Ruhin Memorial
Chanel. Delray Beach.
History/Jewish Studies from
Washington University in St.
Louis in 1978, and her Mas-
ter's Degree in Jewish Com-
munal Service from Brandeis
University in 1980.
She has been living in South
Florida for six years.
Synopsis Of The Weekly Torah Portion
"AndMoses smote the rock with his rod twice; and water came
forth abundantly"
(Num. 20.11).
HUKKAT
HUKKAT The portion begins with "the statute of the law" of
the red heifer, whose ashes "shall be kept for the congregation of
Israel as a water of sprinkling ... a purification from sin"
(Number 19.9). At the outset of their fortieth year in the
wilderness, the children of Israel reached the desert of Zin and
halted at Kadesh. There Miriam died. When the water gave out,
God instructed Moses and Aaron to gather the Israelites before a
rock; Moses was to speak to the rock, and it would gush water.
But Moses, irritated at the people's complaints, struck the rock
with his rod. For this lack of faith in the divine power, Moses and
Aaron were punished with never being able to enter the Promised
Land. From Kadesh the children of Israel moved on to mount
Hor, where Aaron died. Thence they circled the land of Edom,
and arrived at Transjordan from the east, defeating the forces of
Sihon, king of the Amorities, and Og, king of Bashan.
SANDLER, Lillian, 8*>, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
SCHLACHTER, Fenimore, 70, of
Royal Palm Beach. Menorah Gardens
& Funeral Chapel. West Palm Beach.
SUCHER, Bernard, 63, of Palm Beach
Gardens. Levitt Weinstein Memorial
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
WHEYE. Rose E., 96, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Chapel,
West Palm Beach.
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UJA National And Community Missions Take Over
'5,200 To Israel In 1988
Friday, July 14, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
NEW YORK, N.Y. In
1988 the United Jewish
Appeal Missions Program took
more than 5,200 Jewish com-
munity leaders to Israel on
over 100 customized national
and community missions, rais-
ing over $65 million to support
humanitarian programs and
social services for Jews at
home, in Israel and in 33 coun-
tries around the world.
The announcement was
made by UJA National Mis-
sions Chairman Bennett L.
Aaron of Philadelphia as he
turned over the UJA Missions
portfolio to UJA National Vice
Chairman Arlene Zimmerman
of Nashville. Mr. Aaron also
reported that the number of
participants on UJA Missions
during the first four months of
1989 had incrased by 50 per-
cent compared to the same
P?dJ1 year ago and that the
UJA/Philadelphia Mission
1000 took 1,000 people to
Israel last April.
Over 80 federations had
community and special group
missions to Israel last year.
While the itineraries varied
depending on the nature of the
constituency, mission partici-
pants took part in a wide vari-
ety of activities. They
included: welcoming the Sab-
bath in Jerusalem, visiting the
homes of Israelis from many
walks of life, spending an
afternoon with kibbutz fami-
lies, greeting recent Ethiopian
and Russian immigrants at
Jewish Agency absorption cen-
ters supported by the UJA/
Federation Campaign, chat-
ting with soldiers at an army
PLO Intentions
Has the PLO renounced its covenant calling for the
destruction of Israel? The following quotes from PLO
leaders tell the true story.
"Arafat did not renounce the Covenant," said Nabil
Shaath, Chairman of the Palestine National Congress'
political committee. "Arafat doesn't have the authority to
nullify the covenant" (Ruz al Yussef, May 15).
"The Covenant constitutes a declaration of general
principles, which must be the basis of a realistic political
program which will respond to each political phase,"
according to Democratic Front for the Liberation of
Palestine boss Naif Hawatmeh. "Since 1974 the PLO has
acted in accordance with the national Palestinian incre-
mental program, which sets forward the rights of return,
self-determination and the establishment of an independ-
ent Palestinian state" (Gulf News Agency, May 20).
ft printed unth iwrmisinon from Near East Report.
Historic Airlift Brings
Armenian Earthquake
Victims To Israel
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC)
launched an airlift recently of
over 60 amputees and crush
trauma patients, all victims of
the Armenian earthquake last
December, to Israel for sur-
gery, prostheses, and treat-
ment. An El Al Israel Airlines
Boeing 757 transported them
from Yerevan to Tel Aviv.
This is the first time an El Al
airplane has landed in the
Soviet Union.
The announcement was
made by Michael Schneider,
Executive Vice President of
JDC, who was in Israel to meet
the plane. "This is truly an
historic moment," said
Schneider. "We are proud and
delighted to be a part of this
humanitarian relief effort."
Israel has opened its arms to
the victims of this devastating
earthquake. No other country
in the world has taken on so
many amputees for treatment.
All other countries combined
took on a total of 40 people.
Armenian physicians and
nurses accompanied the
patients to Israel for training
and will accompany them back
home following a stay of
approximately 6 weeks. The
patients will be treated at
Rambam and Sheba Hospitals.
Funds for this project came
from a special JDC mailbox
appeal to the American Jewish
community, contributions
from the Italian Jewish com-
munity, Dutch Friends of
Magen David Adorn, the Dutch
Red Cross, and the Armenian
Charity Union "Gtutyum."
Ray Epstein, former chair of
the JDC International Devel-
opment Program, and Aryeh
Cooperstock, Director of JDC-
IDP, both accompanied the
plane to and from Yerevan.
Epstein expressed his grati-
tude to those who helped make
this historic flight possible.
"We are overwhelmed by the
outpouring of support from
people the world over. This
was truly a cooperative
effort," said Epstein. "We
would also like to thank the
Armenian Assembly of Amer-
ica, their Washington D.C.
office and their office in Yere-
van, Armenia, U.S.S.R., with
whom we worked in full coop-
eration on this project."
As a second recovery pro-
ject, JDC plans to build a reha-
bilitation center for children in
Leninakan, one of the areas
most devastated by the earth-
quake.
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee is the
overseas relief arm of the
American Jewish community.
Its services are supported with
contributions to UJA-
Federation campaigns
throughout the United States.
base, and meeting Project
Renewal residents who
explained the dramatic impact
that the UJA-funded Renewal
program had on their lives.
In addition to federation and
community missions, there
were also UJA National Mis-
sions geared to specialized con-
stituencies where participants
came from all the regions of
the United States. These
included Allocations, Outre-
ach, Rabbinic Cabinet, Singles,
Women's Division, Young
Leadership, Family, Study and
Student Missions. Moreover,
the past year's Major Gifts
Missions included the Prime
Minister's Mission and the
Jubilee Mission which brought
nearly 1,000 community lead-
ers to Israel.
Aaron said that the UJA
should be proud of the role it
plays in bringing people to
Israel. "Our trips go behind
the scenes," he said, "so that
donors can see with their own
eyes what their gifts have
achieved. Meeting the people
who have shaped and shared
Israel's history creates per-
sonal experiences that will
always be treasured and
remembered."
The UJA plans to take over
6,000 people to Israel in 1989.
Some of these missions offer
optional pre-missions,
designed to set an historic and
cultural context for the visit to
Israel. Romania, Poland, Hun-
gary and Morocco are among
the destinations available on
these pre-mission programs.
In addition to providing par-
ticipants with an unmatched
educational and enjoyable tra-
vel experience, a UJA Mission
has proven to be the most
effective campaign and leader-
ship development instrument
available to communities.
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Continued from Page 1
known for several more
months, according to Dr.
Kaganoff.
The new material will add
substantially to the library of
the American Jewish Histori-
cal Society which already has
the largest collection in the
world of original documents
relating to the history of Jews
in America.
The Society's library and
archives contain more than
eight million documents;
80,000 books; thousands of
newspapers and periodicals,
and an extensive collection of
American Jewish memorabilia
and artwork.
Among the items in The
Society's collection are the
first Jewish prayer book pub-
lished in America, Emma Laz-
arus' original notebook con-
taining "The New Colossus,"
the sonnet inscribed at the
base of the Statue of Liberty;
the ketubah (the marriage con-
tract) of Revolutionary War
Hero Haym Salomon, and the
papers of such individuals as
Rabbi Stephen A. Wise, the
noted 20th century rabbi and
communal leader, and theatri-
cal figure Molly Picon.
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