The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla


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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
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Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: Feb. 20, 1987 called no. 4 in masthead and no. 8 in publisher's statement; Mar. 31, 1989 called no. 12 in masthead and no. 13 in publisher's statement.
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ed Cross Admits Holocaust Failure

International Committee of
the Red Cross has admitted, in
, special communication to The
Jerusalem Post, that it could
lave saved more Jews from
le Nazis.
The statement was issued in
Jeneva and signed by its
lirector general, Jacques
It was released especially for
>ublication in the Post in
Response to a report by the
Israeli daily's London corre-
spondent, David Horowitz,
Dublished under the headline
'Red Cross knew in '42 of
ftiassacre of Jews, but kept
I The ICRC admits for the
nrst time that it could prob-
ably have save more Jewish
lives than it did, particularly in
Countries where the Nazis did
Aot maintain total control,
much as Hungary and Romania.
The Post reported that the
IICRC itself hired Swiss
'rofessor Jean-Claude Favez
Mo investigate the matter,
'ollowing a six-year study of
50,000 Red Cross documents,
favez wrote, "The ICRC knew
Irhat was happening that is
uite clear. (But) it did not
are confront the Germans."
The ICRC's failure to
ispect Nazi concentration
amps has been reported
B>efore, including one inspec-
tion for which the Nazis
ftropped up a false front at
yheresienstadt, in Czechoslo-
The camp was presented as
laving healthful conditions,
id the Red Cross fulfilled the
Jazi illusion by only visiting
le camp's orchestra and care-
Uy prepared children's facil-
Moreover, vans used by the
Jazis for the mobile extermin-
ition of Jews were painted
nth a red cross on the side,
thereby leading people to
jelieve that the vans were
ctually Red Cross vehicles.
Favez has written a book on
the subject of the ICRC's
failure, titled "Silent
fitness," and has appeared in
BBC documentary on the
Subject seen in England.
Conclusion Challenged
However, Favez's conclusion
/as challenged by Moreillon,
fho hired him, prior to the
publication in the Post of the
first article. At the time,
loreillon had said he did not
slieve an appeal would have
lelped Jews.
The Simon Wiesenthal
Center in Los Angeles criti-
cized Moreillon for defending
the Red Cross in the BBC
(1) With a mighty tempest in the Sea, Jonah sleeps in the ship.
(2) Jonah about to he swallowed by the Great Fish. Monogram-War gallery depicted from
coin of Herod Archelans.
Palestinians Lose on Appeal
Israel's supreme court
rejected an appeal by a Pales-
tinian activist under adminis-
trative detention, foiling
another attempt to use Israel's
legal system to counter
security measures.
The High Court of Justice
ruled against Feisal al-
Husseini, 48, who was
detained a month ago under an
administrative arrest order,
after being identified by the
authorities as a key leader of
Al Fatah in Jerusalem. Fatah
is the military arm of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion controlled by Yasir
Husseini demanded that he
be allowed to view a secret file
in his case, saying that he was
unable to present a defense as
long as he was unclear about
the charges against him. He
also asked that the legal
proceedings be held openly,
and not "in camera," as has
been the practice until now.
But the court rejected both
appeals, citing "security
The court then met to review
a separate appeal against the
six-month detention itself, the
third Husseini has been under
in 18 months. The court has
not issued its decision, but it
has never annulled an order of
administrative arrest.
Administrative detention
orders have become one of the
major tools in the authorities'
attempts to curb the Pales-
tinian uprising. Since the
beginning of the unrest, more
than 3,000 Palestinians have
been put in detention camps
without trial.
Administrative detainees
have limited means to chal-
lenge the arrest orders, short
of appealing to the High
Court. Each arrest order must
be approved by a military
judge, and in very few cases
have the judges reversed
Likewise, Palestinians who
received deportation orders
have been reluctant to work
within the Israeli legal system,
arguing that it is biased
against them.
Only recently, with the mass
deportation order against the
25 Palestinians, did this tactic
change. Earlier, lawyers on
behalf of the 25 vowed to press
their appeals to the High
In response to this change of
strategy, some politicians have
proposed enacting legislation
that would render the High
Court of Justice off-limits to
residents of the administered

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 16, 1988
A Vacation For Everyone
Israel is a nation of exciting
contrasts from the historic
Old City of Jerusalem to the
bustling metropolis of Tel
Aviv. There is an equally
contrasting assortment of
vacation options in Israel
from the elegant hotels of Tel
Aviv to the sun-splashed
resorts of Eilat, to the kibbutz
hotels of the Galilee. Yet,
perhaps the most appealing
quality of vacationing in Israel
is that one need not go far in
any direction to enjoy it all. All
that Israel has to offer is
"Carmelit" Subway takes visi-
tors up Mt. Carmel to the
Carmel Center where many of
its hotels and outdoor restau-
rants are located. The Carmel
Center is also the site of some
of Israel's most beautiful
homes. The most memorable
site for visitors to the Carmel
Center is a magnificent birds-
eye view of the city.
Eilat, Israel's southern most
community is an arena for sun,
watersports and sightseeing.
It is home to some of the most
bustling street corner in Jerusalem.
within a radius of 8,108 square
miles roughly the size of the
state of New Jersey.
Tel Aviv, best described as
Israel's pulsating center, is the
economic and cultural capital
of Israel. What was merely
desolate sand-dunes less than
a century ago is now a thriving
city humming with activity.
While Tel Aviv is cosmopol-
itan, it is also Israel's Mediter-
ranean metropolis offering
visitors a long stretch of beach
and the breathtaking coastline
of the Mediterranean sea.
Tel Aviv is known as the
"biggest little city" in the
world as visitors are able to
enjoy a wide range of activities
including sports, shopping,
arts, music, dining, nightlife
and a temperate climate year-
Tel Aviv was merged with
the city of Jaffa in 1950 and is
now officially referred to as
Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Jaffa, one of
the world's most ancient ports,
is now the home of an artists
colony, art galleries, crafts
shops, restaurants and night
clubs. For many, Jaffa is the
place to experience Israel's
vibrant nightlife. The year-
round comfortable climate and
informal atmosphere makes it
an ideal place for people to get
away from it all without
forfeiting the comforts of
About 50 miles further north
is the city of Haifa a village
that at the time of its destruc-
tion in the mid-18th century
had less than 250 inhabitants.
Today it is Israel's third
largest city, home to two
major universities the Tech-
nion and Haifa University.
The name Haifa translates
into a Hebrew contraction
Hof Yafe or beautiful coast.
Haifa is not only known for its
majestic beauty as it is also a
world-renowned high-
technology center.
Haifa also boasts Israel's
only subway which operates on
the same principal as San
Francisco's cable cars. The
breathtaking coral reefs in all
the world and, one of Eilat's
most popular attractions
Coral World Underwater
Observatory will allow visi-
tors a close-up look. The
Observatory is set into the reef
itself. Visitors descend down a
spiral staircase and emerge in
a circular room with windows
facing out into the coral reef.
Sea, sand and sun are not the
only year-round attractions in
Eliat there is also birdwat-
ching, a wildlife reserve the
Hai Bar, and horseback riding
at the Kibbutz Ketura.
Many of the reasons for
experiencing Israel first-hand
are evident in the capital city
of Jerusalem. One of the most
ancient cities in the world, the
Old City of Jerusalem is enor-
mously rewarding for any
visitor. Sitting apart from the
rest of the city, on a hill over-
looking a steep valley, Old
Jerusalem today has four
sections: the Jewish Quarter;
the Christian Quarter; the
Armenian Quarter and the
Moslem Quarter.
Jersualem's most commem-
orative sites include the
Western Wall, the Dome of the
Rock and the Holy Sepulchre.
The Western Wall or the
Wailing Wall is the holiest
shrine of the Jewish world, the
Holy Sepulchre the most
sacred site in all Christendom
and the Dome of the Rock one
of the most commemorative
Muslim monuments.
Israel is a place for visitors
from all countries and of all
faiths. From Bedouin camps in
the desert to five-star hotels in
Haifa, Israel offers an
astounding journey through
the old and new, the past and
present. This intermingle of
cultures offers an adventure
that must be experienced by
all. For further information on
travel to Israel, contact the
Israel Government Tourist
Office in Miami Beach (305)
Aides Bring Joy and
Yiddishkeit To Seniors
Alvin Gorodetzer is no rabbi.
But Mr. Perlman of Royal
Manor Nursing Home didn't
mind; he just needed someone
to talk to in his time of need.
Perlman had seen Gorodetzer
every Friday when he came to
lead shabbat services during
the afternoon. He called him
rabbi because to Perlman,
Gorodetzer was his rabbi.
Many of the Chaplain Aides
at the Jewish Federation have
"For many of these people,
we are a window to their
Judaism," said Gorodetzer
about the mission of the Chap-
lain Aides. "The volunteers
are from all different back-
grounds, but really we're all
just caring Jews who want to
help others." Gorodetzer feels
the service is a means to a
relationship with God for
many of the nursing home resi-
Alvin Gorodetzer leads Fountainview residents in Friday
afternoon services.
similar stories. Alvin
Gorodetzer, Chaplain Aides
Chairman, and 65 senior
volunteers spend every Friday
afternoon in 28 nursing and
retirement homes in Palm
Beach County. Sylvia Berger
has been re-appointed co-chair
this year. They go to light
sabbath candles, make
kiddush, say the prayers and
sing songs with the Jewish
residents who have little or no
other connection to their tradi-
According to Gorodetzer, all
the aides are extremely enthu-
siastic and work to establish
personal relationships with the
people they visit. "The one-on-
one aspect is very important,"
he said.
For the High Holidays,
Chaplain Aides have been
assigned to each of the nursing
and retirement homes
currently participating in the
program. They will incor-
Continued on Page 12
YAD Cruise To Set Sail
The Empress of Palm Beach will set sail on
September 24th at 9 p.m. with over 200 young
professionals from the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County aboard. Cocktails and hors
d'oeuvres, dancing under the stars and a local
D.J. highlight the evening. Meet by the dock at
Phil Foster Park on Singer Island and join us for
YAD's first social event of 1988/89.
For ticket information call Mark Mendel,
Young Adult Division, Jewish Federation,
PBCC/Midrasha 'Shidduch'
Students Get College Credit
In recognition of the diverse
ethnic backgrounds of Palm
Beach County residents, Palm
Beach Community College last
year established a special rela-
tionship with the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, enabling it to offer
college credits to students of
Midrasha, Federation's High
School of Jewish Studies, who
successfully complete two
courses endorsed by the
Open to all sudents in the
11th and 12th grades, these
courses include a Drama
Workshop and Roots-The Story
of the American Jewish
Community. Students who
meet the high standards of the
college are able to earn 3
credits toward college admis-
Midrasha is a community
high school of Jewish studies
which offers teen-agers varied
Jewish courses as well as social
and athletic activities. College
students interested in taking
these, courses for credit are
also invited to attend.
In addition to meeting the
academic standards of the
school, the program employs
teachers who must qualify as
members of the college's
faculty. A College and
Midrasha Advisory committee,
including representatives from
both schools, oversees the
program and meets regularly
to set standards. John Town-
send, head of the college's
Continuing Education Depart-
ment and Dr. Elliot Schwartz,
Principal of Midrasha, super-
vise the program. Students
who are interested in enrolling
may obtain Dual Enrollment
forms and College Applica-
tions from the Education
Department of Jewish Federa-
tion at 832-2120.
"Hi-Nei^hbor," The
new J.C.C. Mitzvah Corps is a
group of special persons
reaching out keeping in
touch with our homebound and
others in need. Join this dedi-
cated group of persons who
are enjoying doing Mitzvahs.
Call Ellie Newcorn at 689-
Instructors for crocheting,
knitting, flower making and
arranging; dancers for our
Twilight Dining and Dancing;
group leaders for "Fun with
Yiddish." Call Frieda at 689-
Join The Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
for an Educational Forum on
Guest Speaker
Dr. Rela Geffen Monson
"Having It All: A Dilemma That
Spans The Generations"
(First of a Two Part Series)
9:00 a.m.

Friday, September 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
JCDS Opens With Largest Enrollment Ever
1 D D
The Chaplain Aides of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County met on Tuesday, September
6 at 2 p.m. to discuss the aides' placement in over
25 nursing and retirement home facilities in the
county. During the discussion, the aides stressed
the current urgency in recruiting new chaplain
aides to bring the Jewish traditions to an ever
increasing number of nursing home residents.
Neil Newstein was the guest speaker at the
meeting. He outlined the newly established
Alzheimer Caregiver program established
through the Jewish Family and Children's
President's Coffee Welcomes
Newstein of JF&CS

(l-R) Students listen to Dr. Nissim Elbaz during the first day assembly; Kindergarteners Natalie
Rothman (center) and Amy Riss (right) talk to a new friend before school.
"We control our destiny. We
set our goals and challenges,
and it is up to us to achieve
them. Everyone here has a
special talent, a unique gift.
Together we will become a
mighty force in this commu-
nity." These were just some of
the comments made by Dr.
Nissim M. Elbaz, Executive
Director of the Jewish
Community Day School on
opening day, Monday, August
The school began its 16th
year of operation with 236
children, the largest enroll-
YAD Leaders In Training
ment in the school's history.
With two classes in kinder-
garten, first, and second
grades, the enrollment repre-
sents a 6% increase over last
School ran very smoothly for
the first day. Over the summer
the campus was refurbished:
Buildings were painted, the
grounds were beautified, new
flooring replaced worn
carpeting in the Merkaz (All-
purpose building) and repair
work was done wherever
necessary. Many parents
commented on the bright,
clean campus.
Students enjoyed their first
day back, greeting old friends
and meeting new ones. Ever-
yone, teachers and students
alike, wasted no time in
getting back to the business of
teaching and learning.
On Thursday, September 29
at 9:30 a.m., Neil Newstein,
Executive Director of Jewish
Family and Children's Service,
will discuss "Our Everchan-
ging Community" during
Jewish Federation's annual
President's Coffee, to be held
at the Jewish Community Day
School in West Palm Beach.
Sponsored by the Women's
Division of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
the coffee will also provide an
opportunity for the presidents
of all the Jewish women's
organizations in the Palm
Beaches to hear a preview of
this year's Educational
Forum. Through the Presi-
dent's Coffee, the Women's
Division reaches out to all the
Jewish women's organizations
in the community to get to
know them better and invite
them to become more involved
in the Federation.
In announcing the guest
speaker, President's Coffee
Chairperson, Mollie
Fitterman, said, "Since Neil
Newstein has been Executive
Director of the JF&CS, the
agency has expanded tremen-
dously, offering important
services to many people in the
community. It's important
that we inform more people in
the community about the agen-
cies in addition to apprising
them of what the Federation is
in its totality."
Newstein, a licensed and
registered Clinical Social
Worker, has been Executive
Director at the JF&CS since
1986. He came here from
Tidewater, Virginia, where he
was Executive Director of
Jewish Family Service since
Since Newstein has been at
the JF&CS, the agency has
tripled its services, received
over $325,000 in grants and
contracts from state and local
governments, private corpora-
tions and foundations, and will
open its first satellite office in
Century Village at the end of
September or beginning of
During his address to the
presidents, Newstein will
discuss the role JF&CS plays
in our community. Newstein
explains that the agency's long
tradition of reaching out and
helping each other is an exten-
sion of the community's
attempt to help troubled fami-
Newstein received his B.A.
degree in psychology and, soci-
ology from Albright College,
Reading, Pa., and his MSW
from Case Western Reserve
University, School of Applied
Social Sciences.
For more information,
contact Faye Nelson, Director,
Women's Division at the
Jewish Federation, 832-2120.
Young Adult Division Board
members learned of their
responsibilities as board
members and techniques for
being a good leader during
their annual leadership
training on August 81. At
right, Ellen Rose, immediate
past chair of the Miami Feder-
ation Young Leadership
Council, was this year's
trainer. Approximately 20
board members attended.
Federation President, Alec
Engelstein, also addressed the
Michael A. Lampert, YAD President, presents an award to
Howard KasUnv/or his excellent job done as Co-Chair for Super
Sunday, 1988. Kaslow was unavailable to receive the award at the
YAD Annual Meeting in June.
Support the Jewish Community Campus Campaign.
Call 832-2120 for more information.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 16, 1988
The Great Divide:
On the Nature of God
There are many issues and
problems in Jewish life today
about which Jews disagree
with one another. It would be
oversimplistic to say that
differences and disagreements
among Jews exist only along
the lines that separate the
organizational branches of
Orthodox, Conservative,
Reform, and Reconstructionist
Judaism, or that separate
secular Jews from religious
Jews. It is very likely that
many Jews, even within the
same organizational branch,
would disagree with one
another on certain issues or
The word, the idea, the
essence of God, the as yet
unknown perhaps unknow-
able "original creative
energy," or "force," or
"power" in the universe offers
an excellent and very
important case in point of an
issue about which many Jews
It would seem to be desirable
for all Jews to understand that
whenever they use or discuss
or read the word God, they are
very likely not thinking the
same thoughts about what that
have the power in some way
that is not comprehensible in
rational human terms to
control all natural and human
events on the planet Earth or
anywhere in the cosmos. Some
Jews believe, as it is written in
the Torah, that the creative
power in the entire universe
God not only spoke to Moses
3,300 years ago in Egypt and
in the Sinai Desert but that He
had spoken regularly with
Adam and with Abraham and
with many others... from
space... somehow. Some Jews
believe that the universal
creator, God, actually revealed
Himself to Moses at Sinai and
that He chose the Israelites to
be His special people.
Some Jews believe in a God
of all creation who either
caused, or at least allowed, the
Holocaust to happen... for
whatever reason. Many other
Jews, however, do not believe
in a God who has the power to
have caused such a barbarous
occurrence as the Holocaust or
to have prevented it.
Eight hundred years ago, in
his Mishne Torah, Maimonides
wrote that "the Holy One,
blessed be he, is incorporeal."
He goes on to ask, rhetorically,
"Isaac and Jacob did not base their views
on the searching of Abraham; they
themselves searched for God in their own
word God, signifies. In
Judaism, there is no explicit,
universally-accepted concept,
essence, or idea of God. In
Judaism, there is certainly no
physical definition or charac-
teristic of God. Furthermore,
in Judaism, there is no
authority that is endowed and
empowered by Jews to make
any explicit official pronounce-
ment about the precise nature
of God. That being the case, it
behooves every Jew to think
for himself and then to
acknowledge and respect the
validity of thoughts and beliefs
relating to the term, or idea, of
God. The only caveat is that,
for Jews, ideas and beliefs
about God cannot refute, nor
conflict with, the idea of a
monotheistic, non-corporeal,
meaningful creative energy or
power in the universe.
Some Jews believe that a
monotheistic, non-corporeal
God a supernatural being of
some sort may actually be
able to hear human prayers in
various human languages.
Some Jews probably believe
that a monotheistic, non-
corporeal God may actually
"Since this is so, what is the
meaning of the expressions
found in the Torah: "Beneath
his feet"; "written with the
finger of God"; "The hand of
God"; "The eyes of God";
"The ears of God", and similar
phrases?" Maimonides
explains these phrases by
explicitly asserting that "All
such terminology is adapted to
the conception of the sons of
man who have a clear percep-
tion of corporeal things only.
The Torah," the Rambam
States, "speaks in the
language of men. All these
phrases are metaphorical...
and figurative."
Even Maimonides, like the
late theologian and philo-
sopher, Mordecai Kaplan, and
like many other thinking Jews,
past and present, did not
believe in a God, a deity, the
creator of the cosmos, as some
sort of personal omnipotent
being, who had a human-like
will and intelligence, and who,
at His whim, is able to cause
good or evil to occur in nature
or in human life. Maimonides
understood the metaphoric
language of the Biblical
About 250 years ago,
someone once asked Israel Ben
Eliezer, the Baal Shem Tov,
why we say, in the siddur,
"God of Abraham, God of
Isaac, and God of Jacob" and
not simply, "God of Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob." What the
original writer intended when
he wrote that passage many
centuries earlier we can never
know. For his part, however,
the Baal Shem Tov wanted to
make a particular point when
he responded that "Isaac and
Jacob did not base their views
on the searching of Abraham;
they themselves searched for
God in their own way.'
Jewish writers and scholars
throughout Jewish
history had, of course,
provided the Baal Shem Tov
with ample precedence upon
which to make the point that
each generation must do its
own creative thinking even
about the "idea" of God.
Somewhere in the writing of
our sages there is a story about
a discussion in which several
scholars were attempting to
describe the actual nature of
God. The leader of the group
might have posed the
following question: since we
attribute so much meaning and
importance to God, who, or
what, exactly, are we talking
about? As the story goes, a
long and lively discussion
followed in which almost ever-
yone participated.
One of the men did not
participate, although he
listened very intently to the
various comments of his
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After some time, when it
became evident that neither
general agreement nor any
conclusive resolution of this
vexing subject could be
reached, a momentary silence
descended upon the group.
One man, who had had a great
deal to say during the discus-
sion, looked around and
abstruse subject the nature
of God we should continue
the doing of mitzvot. The basic
points of these stories should
evoke in everyone who thinks
about the "nature of God" a
healthy amount of humility
and tolerance. They should
evoke in us a feeling of
'Let them spend less time trying to figure
out who or what I am and devote more time
to the doing of mitzvot. *
became aware of the one who
had not said anything. He then
turned to him and asked,
"Yochanan, you have been
listening to our discussion, but
you have not said a single
word. What do you think about
this matter of God?" Yochanan
responded politely but with
conviction, "If you want to
know what / think, I will tell
you; I think that if God could
have heard this discussion, He
would say, 'Let them spend
less time trying to figure out
who or what I am and devote
more time to the doing of
Thus, we are taught that,
even while we explore and
probe and debate this most
These stories should also
induce in all of us a healthy
dose of tolerance as we become
aware that many of mankind's
most brilliant minds have
wrestled strenuously with this
"idea of God" and have
reached a variety of different
conclusions. Even in such a
frustrating situation, however,
we are admonished to fulfill
our human responsibilities
with compassion for our fellow
human beings and with
respect for those whose ideas
about the "nature of God" may
be different from our own.
Robert Sandier is an assocni'-
professor of English at the University
of Miami. He writes frequently on
Judaic matters.
Polls Give Labor
Edge Over Likud
Labor Alignment has a slight
edge over the Likud bloc,
according to new polls
conducted by the parties, but
would not win enough votes to
form a government on its own,
if elections were held today.
The Likud poll, conducted by
the Dahaf organization, gives
Labor 42 seats in the 120-seat
Knesset versus 40 for Likud.
Labor's own poll, conducted by
the Dessima organization, puts
the breakdown at 43 seats for
Labor and 38 for Likud.
Likud conducted its poll
among 1,175 Israeli Jews from
Aug. 7 to 14. Labor polled
i'50!3 Jews and 1-200 Israeli
Arabs during the first half of
August. The results of both
surveys were published in the
daily Yediot Achronot.
Labor's polling found that
the party is likely to lose 40
percent of the backing it has
received from Arabs in
previous years, Haaretz
The poll found Labor
earning only 19 percent of the
Arab vote, down 10 percen-
tage points from previous elec-
tions. The Hadash Communist
party and the Progressive List
for Peace together polled 54
percent of the Arab vote,
Knesset member Abd-el
Wahab Darousha's new party
six percent, the Citizens
Rights Movement (CRM) 5.5
percent, Likud 5.5 percent and
Mapam 2.5 percent.
Meanwhile, a poll conducted
by the East Jerusalem weekly
Al-Biadir A-Siyasi among 500
Arabs living in the Jerusalem
area found that only 6 percent
intend to participate in the
Jerusalem municipal elections
next February. The poll also
found that only 15 percent of
the respondents support the
re-election of Mayor Teddy

On Yom Kippur:
Yizkor, A Prayer For Remembrance
Friday, September 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
By Dvora Waysman
The Day of Atonement is the
most awesome of the Hebrew
calendar. From sunset to
sunset, Jews pray and abstain
from food and drink, until the
blast of the shofar, the ram's
horn, announces that the
Scrolls have been shut for
another year. By then it will
have been decided who will live
and who will die, who will wax
rich and who will be poor, who
will rise in the world and who
will be brought low, who will
live in peace and who will not.
There are many impressive
prayers included in the Yom
Kippur ritual, but there is one
that is unique. About half-way
THE SOUND of weeping
can be heard from some parts
of the synagogue, and people
rock back and forth intoning
the Yizkor prayer in memory
of close relatives who are no
longer with them. The prayer
book calls this the "Memorial
of the Departed," but the
literal translation of Yizkor is
"he shall remember." This
special prayer is said on only
three other occasions during
the year Shemini Atzeret
(the last day of Sukkot), the last
day of Passover and on
Excessive mourning is not
part of the Jewish tradition,
which is perhaps why the
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through the morning service, Yizkor prayer is said rarely. It
after the reading of the Law, is written in Jeremiah 22:10:
you will notice that the syna-
gogue is suddenly filled to
capacity particularly the
women's gallery, which
usually has vacant seats here
and there during the
long day's ritual.
SUDDENLY, not only is
every seat filled, but people
are standing in every space at
the back and between the
aisles, as with a single thump
on the Bima a voice announces
one word, Yizkor.
"Weep ye not in excess for the
dead, neither bemoan them."
But on Yom Kippur it is
permitted to give vent to one's
true feelings of despair and
loss as one recalls beloved
parents, brothers and sisters,
children, husbands or wives,
who once added a dimension of
joy to our lives but are no
longer with us.
IT IS believed that the
custom of Yizkor dates back to
the Hasmonean wars
ON THE COVER: YANNAI ben Yitzhak Reuven is
a self-described "kinetic-neo-realist." He is a 37-year-
old graduate of the University of Minnesota whose
Judaic art is characterized by overlapping transparen-
cies, luminated colorations, abstract geometries and a
subtle time/motion quality.
The stained-glass-window effect and spiritual
imagery depict clearly YANNAI's background of
traditional religious beliefs and keen awareness of
Jewish history.
For information: Yannai Art, c/o Director Dr. G.M.
Fine, 825 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
(165 BCE) when Judah the
Maccabee and his men prayed
for the souls of their fallen
comrades and brought offer-
ings to the Temple in
Jersualem as atonement for
the sins of the dead. Today, it
has become a custom to donate
charity on behalf of loved ones
so that their souls may enjoy
eternal life. Historically,
Yizkor gained in significance
through the Crusades and
severe persecutions that took
place in Eastern Europe
during the 17th Century when
thousands of Jews died as
martyrs. They were all
inscribed in the death rolls
yizkor-bukh of their communi-
ties and commemorated in
memorial prayers on the four
annual occasions to which we
still adhere today. In time, the
death rolls included not only
the names of martyrs, but
other members of the
community and the custom of
Yizkor evolved.
The prayer is not only heart-
rending, but serves to remind
us of how short a time we are
on earth. Before we ask for
remembrance of the souls of
loved ones, we recite the
To Be
BONN (JTA) The govern-
ment of the northern federal
state of Schleswig Holstein
provided $12,220 last week to
repair the Jewish synagogue in
Kiel, the state's capital.
Prime Minister Bjoern
Engholm of the Social Demo-
cratic Party told the
community that the govern-
ment considered it its duty to
help in carrying out mainte-
nance work at the 100-year-old
The synagogue, on St.
Annen Street, is the only one
operating in Schleswig
Holstein. According to Jewish
community officials, $24,440 is
to be invested in the coming
weeks in urgent maintenance
Lord, what is man that thou
regardest him? Or the son of
man, that thou takest
account of him?
Man is like to vanity; his days
are as a shadow that
passeth away.
In the morning he bloometh
afresh, in the evening he is
cut down and withereth.
So teach us to number our days
that we may get us a heart of
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Relic From First Temple Goes On Display In Israel
TEL AVIV (JTA)-A small
ivory pomegranate verified to
be the first known relic from
the First Temple has gone on
display at the Israel Museum.
The thumb-sized pome-
granate a rimon clearly
bears the inscription
"Belonging to the Temple of
the Lord, Holy to the Priests."
The rimon, which was
The 2,800-year-old object is
badly chipped on one side. The
validating inscription is
written in ancient Hebrew in
completely legible script. It is
believed to be the oldest
known inscription with the
Hebrew name of God.
The only other relic of the
First Temple is said to be
silver scrolls bearing the bene-
diction of the Kohanim, the
high priests. The scrolls were
recently found in a burial cave
overlooking Jerusalem's
Hinnom Valley, outside the
Old City.
The rimon is believed to be
at least 100 years older.
The ivory pomegranate's
acquisition by the Israel
Museum marks the end of an
international journey that
began nine years ago, when
the rimon was bought in Israel
by an unknown party and
smuggled out of the country.
The buyer in turn sold the
object to an anonymous party
in Switzerland, who bought it
for the museum.
An Israeli archaeologist
examined the rimon in Swit-
zerland and verified its authen-
Israeli newspapers soecu
lated that the rimon might
have been purchased bv an
Israeli for a few hundred
dollars from a local dealer and
smuggled to Europe, where it
was placed on display in
France. The object's value was
estimated when the exhibition
curator sought advice for
insurance purposes.
acquired by the Israel Museum -^ -
SCatfiWrJl Official Assures Better Treatment For Pollards
one inch wide. Carved from a
single piece of ivory, it has a
flat base through which is cut a
small hole.
The rimon may have topped
the scepter of a high priest,
according to instructions laid
down in Exodus and Kings I.
Rimonim were also used to
adorn the high priests' robes.
According to the Book of
Exodus, "And upon the skirts
of it thou shalt make pome-
granates of blue and of purple
and of scarlet round about; and
bells of gold between them
round about; a golden bell and
a pomegranate, upon the
skirts of the robe round
The rimon is the first arti-
fact to be attributed to the
First Temple built by King
Solomon. Scientists who
analyzed the small object have
dated it to around the 8th
century B.C.E.
Solomon's Temple was dest-
royed by the Babylonians in
586 B.C.E.
Bureau of Prisons Director J.
Michael Quinlan assured a
group of religious leaders that
Anne Henderson Pollard, wife
of convicted spy Jonathan Jay
Pollard, will receive certain
improvements in her treat-
ment in prison, bureau spokes-
woman Kathryn Morse said.
She said that Quinlan agreed
to allow rabbis to visit Anne
and Jonathan privately. Also,
he promised to allow two of
Anne Pollard's doctors to visit
But Morse disputed a claim
by one member of the group,
Rev. William Harter of Cham-
bersburg, Pa., that Pollard
would also be allowed to take
certain medications currently
being denied to her. Morse
said Quinlan simply agreed to
"look at" the medicine issue.
The drug in question, Domper-
idone, would help her digest
Morse could not be reached
to confirm or deny Harter's
statements that Quinlan also
agreed to lift media restric-
tions on Anne Pollard, and to
consider transferring her to a
prison closer to her hometown.
She is currently at the Federal
Medical Center in Rochester,
Anne Pollard, who is serving
a five-year sentence with no
parole for being an accessory
to her husband's crime, suffers
from a debilitating disorder
called biliary dyskinesia, and
has had difficulty digesting
Jonathan Pollard, who was
sentenced to life imprisonment
without parole, is incarcerated
at the U.S. Penitentiary in
Marion, 111., which Morse said
is the highest security U.S.
Two Diagnosed With Polio
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sculptures representing three
generations of Israeli artists,
living and working in Israel
Diaspora/'Sabra, the first
extensive exhibition of
contemporary Israeli art in
this country, gives insight into
the exceptional quality of the
art being produced by Israeli
The variety of media and
styles indicates the personal
character of the art being
produced by Israeli artists.
The exhibit is pluralistic in its
many contemporary
approaches from expres-
sionism to abstraction, mini-
malism to post modernism.
Israelite Antiquities: Circa
3000 B.C. 12th Century A.D.
is an exhibition of over 50
artifacts and objects revealing
a magnificient collection of
utilitarian pottery, glass
vessels, flasks, oil lamps, and
Roman artifacts of Israeli
origin. Through these works
we glimpse the religion, home
life and political environment
of ancient Israel.
Covering approximately the
same land area as the modem
Israeli state, ancient Israel
served as the crossroads for
migrations, conquests and
trade for numerous civiliza-
tions. The art of ancient Israel
reflects diverse characteristics
from its neighboring Mediter-
ranean and west Asian
cultures, richly illuminating
biblical history, archaeology,
and ancient ways of life. Two
lectures will be given at the
Center in conjunction with the
Israelite Antiquities exhibi-
tion: Thursday, September 29,
7:30 p.m., "Ancient Roman
Life as Illustrated Through
Everyday Utilitarian Objects;"
and Thursday, October 20,
7:30 p.m., "Recent Archaeo-
logy of the Holy Land."
Both exhibits run September
8-October 30 at the Art and
Culture Center, 1301 South
Ocean Dr., Hollywood
Florida. The Center is open
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4
p.m. It's closed Monday.
cases of polio, in a 26-year-old
woman and a baby, have been
diagnosed in Israel.
Both are from the town of Or
Akiva, near Caesarea.
The outbreak is reportedly
the highest incidence of infan-
tile paralysis to be found in one
place within a short time in
many years. Health Ministry
sources said that one or two,
but no more than four, cases of
polio are still found in Israel
each year.
Otherwise, the disease has
been virtually wiped out in
Israel as well as throughout
the Western world.
To Attend
President Reagan will likely
attend the U.S. Holocaust
Museum's Oct. 5 cornerstone-
laying ceremony, U.S. Holo-
caust Memorial Council
sources told the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency.
The ceremony has been
scheduled because the Depart-
ment of Interior earlier this
month approved the design
specifications for the museum,
which is scheduled to open
here in 1990.
"This was the final license
we needed" before construc-
tion could begin, explained
William Lowenberg, vice
chairman of the council.
An informed source at the
memorial council said that
there is a "superb possibility"
that President Reagan will
attend the cornerstone cere-
mony, although it is not final.
roofan attended an October
1985 preliminary ground-
breaking ceremony.
Lowenberg said that $60
million of the museum's $140
million fund-raising goal has
been raised so far. Money is
being raised for the museum
itself as well as for "perpetual
endowment funds" to main-
tain the building and staffing.
The two polio victims are not
related and were never in
contact. The adult patient is an
immigrant born abroad.
The Health Ministry has
already begun vaccinations for
all residents, workers and visi-
tors to Or Akiva.
All children from birth up to
age 18 are to be given oral
vaccinations at special centers
set up in schools, infant care
clinics and community centers.
Adults between the ages of
18 and 40 will receive booster
injection shots.
Or Akiva officials said the
outbreak could probably be
traced to a sewage farm some
miles north of the town.
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Friday, September 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
U.N. Chief Urges Organizations To Pressure Israel To Negotiate
secretary-general of the
United Nations has called on
non-governmental organiza-
tions to exert international
pressure on Israel to "promote
an effective negotiating
process and to help create the
conditions necessary for it to
Javier Perez de Cuellar also
recommended that the inter-
national community make a
concerted effort to persuade
Israel to accept the applica-
bility of the Fourth Geneva
Convention of 1949 to the
administered territories.
The convention prohibits the
expulsion "for any reasons
whatsoever" of civilians from
an area under military occupa-
tion. Israel insists that the
convention does not apply to
the territories, since it has not
extended Israeli law to the
areas it administers.
Perez de Cuellar was
addressing the fifth interna-
tional meeting of Non-
Governmental Organizations
at UN European headquarters
The secretary-general
referred to the NGOs as a
"network of organizations"
devoted to "the achievement
of the inalienable rights of the
Palestinian people in confor-
mity with UN resolutions." He
described the NGO role as
While describing certain
measures taken to deal with
the emergency situation in the
territories, Perez de Cuellar
also strongly emphasized that
"measures to enhance the
safety and protection of the
Palestinian people in the occu-
pied territories, though
urgently needed, will neither
remove the causes of the
recent tragic events nor bring
peace to the region."
He emphasized the need for
a political settlement to the
problem, "which responds
both to the refusal of the
Palestinian population of the
territories to accept a future
under Israeli occupation and to
Israel's determination to
ensure its security and the
well-being of its people."
The secretary-general's
statement followed by two
days his meeting with Yasir
Arafat, the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization chairman.
Arafat told the UN leader that
establishing a Palestinian
government in exile is one of
the ideas he plans to present
next month at a meeting of the
Palestine National Council in
During the meeting of the
NGOs, which has been
addressing the "question of
Palestine," PLO representa-
tives have described atrocities
allegedly carried out by Israel here.
Defense force soldiers.
Zehdi Terzi, the PLO's
permanent observer to the
United Nations, said that since
December 1987, Israeli author-
ities have brutalized his people
by burning and burying them
alive, shooting them with live
as well as rubber bullets, using
lethal gas and breaking bones.
He accused Israel of flaunting
"any of the norms of civilized
There appeared to be much
sympathy for the PLO position
Mikko Lohikoski, chairman
of the NGO coordinating
committee, said, "The mass-
based popular uprising of
Palestinian people of the West
Bank and Gaza has forcefully
demonstrated that the Pales-
tinian people, united in resist-
ence to the Israeli occupation,
is demanding a political settle-
ment based on the recognition
of the right of self-
determination in the form of
an independent Palestinian

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provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
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are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
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The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
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kosher meals are served every day and programs and
activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
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ities. Date: Thursday,
December 1, 1988; Sailing
time: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Place of Departure: Bus
departs for Port Everglades,
Ft. Lauderdale, at Carteret
Bank in Century Village. Bus
returns to West Palm Beach at
6 p.m.
Call Sabina, Chairperson of
Second Tuesday Council at
683-0852 or Blanche Silver,
Volunteer Travel Consultant,
evenings, 478-5450 for infor-
mation. Space limited. Your
check for $43.00 made out to
Jewish Community Center is
your reservation. Pre-
registration required by
November 15th.
Docent Tour to Bass
Museum in Miami 40 sculp-
tures from Israel along with
many other exhibits. Trans-
portation available. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for further
information on time, pick up
point and fee. Sandra Werbel
is tour guide for Thursday,
Sept. 22, 1988. Your check is
your reservation. REGISTRA-
TION A MUST!! Call by Sept.
20, 1988.
JCC News
Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches
700 Spencer Drive
West Palm Beach
Sunday, Sept. 18, 1 P.M. All Young Singles (20's & 30's)
softball enthusiasts are invited to Lake Lyfal Park (Mili-
tary Trail & Southern Blvd.) to enjoy a sporting afternoon.
Just bring your glove and show up at the park.
Monday, Sept. 19, 7:00 P.M. Meet at the Center to plan
exciting events for the upcoming months. Pizza will follow
planning. Newcomers are always welcome.
Sunday, Sept. 18, 3:00 P.M. All Singles ages 20-59 and
Single Parent families are invited to a Pot Luck Picnic
Dinner. Just pack your food specialty in your picnic basket
and join us for some old fashioned lakeside fun. If it rains,
we can move it all indoors. Beverages will be served.
COST: $3.00 per adult; children are welcome and get in
Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. WPTV Channel
5, with host Barbara Gordon. Reruns.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Sept. 18, 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340
AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
THE RABBI LEON FINK SHOW Sunday, Sept. 18, 3
p.m. 6 p.m. WPBR 1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon Fink
and Phil Cofman, Executive Director of the Soref JCC in
Ft. Lauderdale; and Malcom Hoenlien, Executive Vice
President of the President's Conference.
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Friday, September 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
P.B. Chapter Officers 1988-89
-The Norman J. Kapner
Igal Unit announces that its
|xt dinner meeting will be
Id on Thursday, September
[ at Manero's Restaurant,
lOO Palm Beach Lakes Boule-
rd, West Palm Beach. The
tial hour commences at 6:00
M., with the meeting to start
[6:30 P.M. A highlight of the
lening will be a talk by guest
leaker James Fox Miller,
lorida Bar Presidential
All members are urged to
lend and guests of members
|e welcome. Reservations
Lst be made in advance by
ling Bruce J. Daniels.
The Lodge will meet Friday,
?pt. 23 at the American
ivings Bank near the
-?ntury Village entrance.
Effee and cake will be served
[ 12:30 p.m. Coming Events:
[day Thanksgiving weekend
1 the Deauville in Miami. A
Iday Viking Princess cruise is
lanned for Oct. 5th. Tickets
\r "Dream Girl" on Jan. 4th
I the Burt Reynolds Theater
tid "Gigi" on Wednesday
Jvening, Feb. 22nd at the
^oyal Palm in Boca.
Henrietta Szold Chapter
rill have its first general
lembership meeting on
hursday, September
\2, 1 p.m. at the auditorium of
^akeside Village in Palm
springs. The program will be
I'Home Talent." All are
welcome. Refreshments will be
Tikvah Chapter will meet
Jctober 17 at Congregation
Lnshei Sholom, 12:30 p.m.
Coming Events:
October 26 "Fantasia" at
[he Newport Pub, Miami
November 9 Matinee,
)angerous Music" at Burt
eynold Theatre.
[Yovel Chapter will hold its
jrst meeting of the 1988-89
eason on Sept. 22 at noon at
Ihe Congregation Anshei
iholom. Program: Introduc-
tion of new board members
knd Ben Gould who will be
honored guest speaker. Ever-
yone welcome.
West Boynton Chapter
Cick-off Meeting Sept. 19th,
Il2:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn,
IBoynton Beach Blvd & 1-95.
Refreshments and Entertain-
ORT "Once Again" Thrift
Shop will be re-opening
Wednesday, October 5 at 209-
211 North Dixie Highway,
Lake Worth.
Women's American ORT is
part of the world's largest
non-government voluntary
system of vocation/technical
education. For over a century
ORT schools around the world
have been helping people
themselves by providing the
kind of education that makes
the difference between
dependence and independence.
Proceeds from this non-
profit store will support
Women's American ORT.
Community Calendar
Seated from the left., Harriett Herfield, Program Viee-President:
Shoshonna Club, Delray Beach; Sandra Cohen, President:
Shoshonnaclub, Delray Beach; Frances Lehn, Membership Viee-
President: Zipporah Club, Delray Beach; Standing from the left:
Celia Levinson, Executive Viee-President: Ezrat Club in Lake
Worth; Grace Freisler, Recording Secretary: Cypress Lakes Club
in West Palm Beach; Tess Teller, Fund Raising Viee-President:
Cypress Lakes Club in West Palm Beach; Elsie Meyers, Finan-
cial Secretary: Ezrat Club in Lake Worth; Jean Weitz, Trea-
surer, Beersheba Club in Delray Beach; Pearl Epstein, Member
at Large: Penina Club in Boca Raton. The officers not pictured
are: Blossom Cooper, Program Viee-President: Beersheba Club in
Delray Beach; and Freidel Frank, Corresponding Secretary:
Sharon Club in Royal Palm Beach.
September 16-22
September 16
Hadassah Florida-Atlantic Region, board, 9:30 a.m.
September 18
Temple Torah West Boynton, board, 9:30 a.m. Congre-
gation Aitz Chaim, board and regular meeting 9:30 a.m.
Jewish Community Center and Jewish Federation, Joint
BBQ with Boards and Executive Staff, at Camp Shalom.
September 19
Federation, Executive Committee, 4 p.m. Jewish
Community Day School, Executive Committee, 7:45 p.m.
Jewish Family and Children's service, board, 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Henrietta Szold, board, noon and regular
meeting, 1 p.m.
September 20 September 21
Yom Kippur Eve Yom Kippur
September 22
Hadassah Henrietta Szold, 1 p.m. Na'Amat USA -
Palm Beach Council, 10 a.m. Temple Beth El, Widows
and Widowers Support Group, 12:30 p.m. Women s
American ORT West Palm Beach, board, 9:30 a.m.
Federation, Human Resource Development, 7:30 p.m.
For more information call the Jewish Federation 832-
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Dinitz and Kaplan To Address GA
prominent leaders of the
Jewish Agency will be the
featured speakers at the 57th
General Assembly of the
Council of Jewish Federations,
the major annual gathering of
North American Jewish
Simcha Dinitz
community leaders scheduled
for New Orleans Nov. 16-20,
Simcha Dinitz, Chairman of
the Jewish Agency Executive
and Former Israeli Ambas-
sador to the United States,
and Mendel I. Kaplan,
Chairman of the Jewish
Agency Board of Governors,
will each address the overall
General Assembly theme,
"Areyvim Zeh Bazeh: Respon-
sibility and Service Federa-
tions Role in Creating a Caring
Community," at the Marriott
& Sheraton Hotels in New
Specifically, Dinitz will
discuss the need for mutual
responsibility and caring
between Israel and North
America during the overseas
plenary session on Thursday
evening, Nov. 17 and Kaplan
will deliver a statement
following the Thursday
morning plenary session.
After serving a four-year
To Visit
Bolshoi Ballet will send its
world-famous dancers to Israel
next year, and the Red Army
Chorus is to tour the Jewish
state the following year, under
an agreement reached in
The plan to bring two of the
Soviet Union's most prestig-
ious arts ensembles to Israel
was reportedly approved at
the highest level of the Soviet
It appears to be further
evidence that relations
between Jerusalem and
Moscow are at their warmest
since the Kremlin severed ties
21 years ago.
Last month, the Soviets
authorized a group of Austra-
lian Jewish singers to tour the
Soviet Union in November,
under the auspices of the
Soviet Ministry of Culture.
They will be the first foreign
Jews to perform in the Soviet
Union in recent memory.
In August, an agreement
was made in Leningrad
between Soviet officials and
the visiting president of the
Israeli Chamber of Commerce
in Tel Aviv, Dan Gillerman.
term as Political Advisor to
Former Prime Minister Golda
Meir, Simcha Dinitz was
appointed Israeli Ambassador
to the United States in 1973.
During his six years in office,
Dinitz played a major role in
the Camp David negotiations
and dealt with the tragedy and
aftermath of the Yom Kippur
Elected to the Knesset in
1984, Dinitz presently serves
on the Foreign Affairs and
Defense Committee and on the
Knesset Committee.
From 1974-1978, Mendel I.
Kaplan, a native of South
Africa, served as National
Chairman of the United
Communal Fund of South
Africa. In his hometown of
Johannesburg, Kaplan has
been National Chairman of the
Israel United Appeal since
1978 and currently serves as
Vice President of both the
South African Jewish Board of
Deputies and the Jewish Board
of Education.
Kaplan is chairman of the
Jewish Agency Board of
Governors. For the past five
years, he has also been
Chairman of the United Israel
Appeal-Keren Hayesod World
Board of Trustees.
In addition to major events
with distinguished speakers,
the General Assembly will also
feature hundreds of smaller
sessions including forums,
Candle lighting Time
Sept. 16-7:04 p.m.
Sept. 23 6:57 p.m.
Group Plunges Into
Mikveh Museum
Mendel I. Kaplan
symposiums, workshops,
seminars and receptions. More
information about these and
other events are available at
local Jewish Federations
throughout the U.S. and
Jewish Family Research Insti-
tute has undertaken to build
the world's first Museum of
the Mikveh, the Jewish ritual
bath, according to a report in
the Boro Park Voice.
The museum is to be located
on a tract of land already
donated by the city of Herzliya
in Israel.
The musuem will feature
both permanent and traveling
exhibitions, including displays
of mikvehs throughout the
Plans for exhibits range
from the archaeological disco-
veries of the mikveh at
Masaryk and Koran and the
special mikveh for kohanim on
the Temple Mount in Jeru-
salem, to the medieval
mikvehs constructed
throughout Europe.
The exhibit will also show
the most modern of elegant
mikvehs in operation in Jewish
communities around the world
Other plans include an oper-
ational mikveh to be erected
on the premises in conjunction
with a specialized library and
information center on the
subject of the mikveh's role in
Jewish family life.

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Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Bovnton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Cantor
Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath
services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. and 6 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 8:15 p.m. Saturday
9 a.m. For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33413.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg. Cantor
Earl J. Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 10
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. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 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 Beck.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. 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 (407)
736-7687. Rabbi Morris Silberman and Cantor Alex Chapin.
Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, 108-3, 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:d0
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 Pnjjj _?". 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960l Ma1 ng
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. nM&rpfa.yfe* IS
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor btuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 S. Chillingworth Drive WestJPalm
Beach, FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman.
Phone 471-1526.
Friday, September 16, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Reflections on YomKippur
A Time For Self-Appraisal
Chabad House-Lubavitcher
On these days at the
threshold of the beginning of
the new year, may it bring
blessings to us all, we must
answer a call for self-
evaluation, in relation to the
year that has ended, and in
the light of this self-appraisal
make the necessary resolu-
tions for the coming year.
Such a "balance sheet" can
be valid only if the evaluation
of the full extent of one's
powers and opportunities was
a correct one. Only then can
one truly regret, in a commea-
surable degree, the missed
opportunities, and resolve to
utilize one's capacities to the
fullest extent from now on.
The period of time from
Rosh Hashanah to Yom
Kippur is not only the occasion
which demands spiritual stock-
taking in general, but it also
begs for a profound inner
appreciation of the tremen-
dous capacities which one
possesses as a human being
the crown of creation, and as a
Jew whom the Creator has
given His Divine Law of Life
(Toras Chayyim). For Rosh
Hashanah is the day when Man
was created.
Adam was given the power
to conquer the whole world
and to rule over it, on land, sea
and in the air, and he was
enjoined to do so; this was his
How was this "world
conquest" to be attained, and
what is the purpose and true
meaning of it? This is what our
Sages tell us and teach us in
this regard;
When G-D created Adam,
his soul his Divine image
permeated and irradiated his
whole being, by virtue of which
he became the ruler over the
entire Creation.
The "world conquest" which
was given to man as his task
and mission in life, is to elevate
the whole of Nature, including
the beasts and animals, to the
service of true humanity,
humanity permeated and illu-
minated by the Divine Image,
by the soul which is veritably a
part of G-D above, so that the
whole of Creation will realize
that G-D is our Maker.
Needless to say, before a
man sets out to conquer the
world, he must first conquer
himself, through the subjuga-
tion of the "earthly" and
"beastly" in his own nature.
This attained through actions
which strictly accord with the
directives of the Torah, the
Law of Life the practical
guide in every day living, so
that the material becomes
permeated and illuminated
with the light of the One G-D,
our G-D.
G-D created one man and on
this single person on earth He
imposed the said duty and
task. Herein lies the profound,
yet clear, directive, namely,
that one man each and every
human being is potentially
capable of "conquering the
world." If a person does not
fulfill his task, and does not
utilize his inestimable divine
powers it is not merely a
personal loss and failure, but
something that affects the
destiny of the whole world.
In these days of introspec-
tion, we are duty-bound to
reflect that each and every one
of us through carrying out
the instructions of the Creator
of the World which are
contained in His Torah has
the capacity of conquering
worlds. Everyone must there-
fore ask himself how much
have they accomplished in this
direction, and to what extent
have they failed, so that they
can make the proper resolu-
tions for the coming year.
G-D, Who looks into the
heart, on seeing the determin-
ation behind these good resolu-
tions, will send His blessing for
their realization in the fullest
measure in joy and gladness
of heart and affluence, materi-
ally and spiritually.
With the blessing KETIVA
happy and sweet year.
Synagogue News
Judaic heritage, intertwined
with love of country (The
United States of America) will
be recognized during Shabbat
services Friday, September
16, at 7:45.
A special American flag
presentation will be made as
the gift of the Jewish War
Veterans Post #520.
This American flag will
occupy a perpetual position of
honor on the pulpit of the
synagogue. It will be flanked
by the flag of Israel, signifying
our common heritage and
continuing bond of faith and
love. Non-members and
members alike are invited to
share in this spiritual and
patriotic evening of prayer.
An Oneg Shabbat will
Temple has just published its
first cookbook. This has just
published its first cookbook.
This 175 page book is filled
with recipes from temple
members, Nancy Reagan, Paul
Newman and some local
restaurants. The cost is $10.
Call the temple office to obtain
a copy.
The following people were
appointed to the congrega-
tional board: Adult Education,
Nat Kosowski; Membership co-
chair, Janis Tepper; Publicity,
Belle Olen; Social Events, Ina
and Henry Baron, Lois and
Richard Price and Phyllis and
Mark Stein.
Howard Levine was elected
president of the Men's Club.
Other officers are Hank
Gilbert, Vice-President,; Paul
Mazur, Secretary and Howard
Gordon, Treasurer. A full
calendar of activities is being
planned for the coming year,
including a Sukkot picnic on
October 2, in conjunction with
Religious class registration
is now open and continues
throughout the year for begin-
ners, intermediate, Bar/Bas
All classes are personally
taught by Rabbi Emanuel
Eisenberg in an informal
round table atmosphere,
creating a close rapport
between student and rabbi.
Call the temple office for
more information.
Religious school (K-8) will
commence on Sunday,
September 25. Contact the
temple office regarding
membership and religious
school classes
Rabbi Frank Sundheim will
be the guest speaker for instal-
lation of officers and trustees
8:00 P.M. Friday, September
Sundheim is director of the
Southeast Council of the
Union of American Hebrew
Also to be installed are the
officers and directors of the
Temple Brotherhood and offi-
cials of the Temple Youth
Joseph R. Cohen, president;
Vice presidents, Stepehn
Rauch, Esther Szmukler, and
Henry Metrick; Treasurer,
Bernard Tinkoff, and
secretary is Lillian Dobrow,
Aaron Saylor, Brotherhood
president, Youth Group offi-
cers: Bari Weinhausen, presi-
Yom Kippur services:
Tuesday, September 20 6:30
P.M. or 9:15 P.M.
Wednesday, September 21
9:00 A.M. First Service
Wednesday, September 21
11:15 A.M. Second Service
Wednesday, September 21 1
P.M. Ask the Rabbi
Wednesday, September 21 2
P.M. Panel Discussion
Wednesday, September 21 3
P.M. Harp and Instrumental
Wednesday, September 21 4
P.M. Yizkor Memorial Service
Wednesday, September 21 5
P.M. Sounding of the Shofar
A community Yiskor service
will be held at 3 p.m. on
September 21 for non-
members at the Santaluces
High School Theatre Audito-
rium. Services will be offici-
ated by Dr. Morris Silberman,
Rabbi and Rev. Alex Chapin,

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 16, 1988
Arafat Discusses Plan With U.N. Chief, But Not The Press
Arafat told United Nations
Secretary-General Javier
Perez de Cuellar on Saturday
that a government in exile is
one of the ideas he plans to
& resent when the Palestine
ational Council meets this
month in Algiers.
But the Palestine Liberation
Organization chairman
appeared to be more cautious
than some of his aides in
discussing details of the plan
for statehood.
The normally publicity-
hungry Arafat surprised the
Geneva press corps by
canceling a news conference
scheduled to take place after
his 90-minute meeting with the
secretary-general. Instead of
making a public appearance,
the PLO chairman was report-
edly whisked out a back door
of the European headquarters
ZOA Operations
To Undergo
NEW YORK Milton S.
Shapiro, President, of the
Zionist Organization of
America, announced that the
ZOA would undertake a major
restructuring of its operations.
After an analysis of data
gathered from key leaders at
special retreats held in Dallas,
Baltimore and New York
during the past year, a Presi-
dential ad hoc study committee
The restructuring plan
involves the centralization of
communications, public affairs
programming and fund raising
support services at its national
headquarters in New York,
and the use of development
specialists and community
coordinators to direct and
support ZOA Regional and
District operations across the
"The plan evolved over
several months of reviews and
carefully considered alterna-
tives," said Shapiro. "It is
designed to improve the orga-
nizational program effective-
ness, service to its member-
ship, and reduce administra-
tive costs, through the use of
state of the art communica-
tions and the more efficient
use of key personnel in the
National office."
ZOA is an issue-oriented
educational organization
whose work toward the crea-
tion of the state of Israel and
its political support in the
United States since 1898 is
legendary. In the decades that
followed, it has been consulted
by all levels of American
government on matters of
concern to the Jewish people
and the state of Israel. It has
spawned such organizations as
AIPAC and Israel Bonds,
opened Christian-Zionist plat-
forms, opposed arm sales to
hostile Arab states.
ZOA is the foremost organi-
zation advocating Jewish unity
and challenging those who
publicly and unwisely are crit-
ical of Israel and its leaders.
Recently, it has focused the
public's attention on anti-
Israel media bias and
campaigned to close PLO
offices in Washington and
New York.
of the United Nations here.
Perez de Cuellar, for his
part, made it clear that the
meeting took place at Arafat's
A statement issued by the
PLO reported that the discus-
sion focused on the secretary-
general's efforts to secure
compliance with various U.N.
declarations. Arafat expressed
concern over alleged Israeli
acts of aggression against
Palestine refugee camps and
villages in southern Lebanon.
The PLO chairman was also
said to have expressed his
organization's desire to partic-
ipate in an international peace
conference on the Middle East.
Israel has opposed PLO partic-
ipation in such a conference,
though the government is split
on whether to back a confer-
ence that would include a joint
Jordanian-Palestinian delega-
Arafat was vague in
discussing details of PLO
plans to declare an inde-
pendent state in the West and
Gaza Strip and set up a
government in exile. He is
apparently wary of the reac-
tion of more militant factions
in the PLO, which see the idea
as an abandonment of
the PLO's armed struggle
against Israel.
The outlines of the proposal
were described in interviews
given by Bassam Abu-Sharif, a
close aide to Arafat. Sharif
told The New York Times and
the Associated Press that the
Palestine National Council
could pass a resolution, signed
by Arafat with the approval of
the various PLO factions, that
would declare a state and
recognize Israeli on the basis
of the U.N. partition plan of
Israel leaders are tensely
awaiting the Palestinian deci-
porate additional prayers to
the regular shabbat services,
including blowing the shofar,
providing a Yizkor service on
Yom Kippur and bringing an
esrog and lulav for Sukkos.
"They will definitely know
they've participated in a
holiday," Gorodetzer
explained. "They will see it
and feel it all around. That's
our goal."
Gorodetzer retired to Palm
Beach County from Boston
three years ago and has been
involved with the Chaplain
Aides for two years. He is also
a cantor and will be assisting
sion, which may shake the
political firmament on the
national and international
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in High Holiday services in
Port St. Lucie.
Sylvia Berger has been a
member of the Chaplain Aides
for seven years and began
leading services three years
ago. She has also been a
member of the Soviet Jewry
Task Force since it was
For those who would find
this work meaningful and are
interested in becoming a
member of the Chaplain Aides
program, contact Rabbi Alan
Sherman, Chaplain, at the
Jewish Federation office, 832-
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