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Israel Launches
Test Satellite-
Eighth In Space
successfully launched a small
test satellite becoming the
eighth country in the world
capable of sending an object
into orbit.
The satellite, dubbed "Ofek
(Horizon) One," was lofted
into space by an Israeli-made
rocket. The launch site was not
The satellite entered into
what was described as a "low
elliptical orbit, circling the
globe from east to west once
every 90 minutes," at
distances ranging from 155 to
620 miles.
Ofek is expected to have a
life span of about one month.
The time will be used to test its
solar energy power plant, its
ability to transmit data and its
responses to orders from
earth, officials here said.
They stressed it was not a
"spy satellite," contrary to
reports in the foreign news
media that have been
predicting that Israel would
soon launch one.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
praised the scientific and tech-
nological community for
designing, building and
launching the satellite. He
noted it places Israel among
the few countries capable of
such a feat.
He stressed that the satellite
would have no effect on the
regional arms race, but does
put Israel into the "technolog-
ical race." With the launching,
it has gained an important
prestige advantage, he said.
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres agreed that the Ofek
launching was not a military
move. He observed that "the
Is 'Palestine' A
Trojan Horse?
..........................Page 4
Treasures Of The
Temple: A
Museum of
Jewish Heritage
..........................Page 5
Yugoslavia And
Israel Meet
Page 7
Graph: Support
For Israel
Remains Strong
.Page 9
problem is not one of borders
or the level of our technolog-
ical prowess, but of the tension
and hatred in this region."
"The World of Tomorrow'
The launching cast a spot-
light on another political
figure, Professor
Yuval Ne'eman of Tel Aviv
University, an internationally
Krominent physicist who is
;ader of the ultranationalist
party Tehiya.
Ne'eman, who also heads
Israel's space agency,
described the launch as "very
clean," without any problems.
Ne'eman said the test satel-
lite will be followed by a scien-
tific satellite. He said decisions
will be made about which of a
series of proposed scientific
experiments will be carried out
by future satellites.
"This is an important step
which takes Israel into the
world of tomorrow," Ne'eman
said. He noted that satellites
are now a multibillion-dollar
business serving global
communications and a wide
variety of other purposes.
Ne'eman also referred to
media rumors of an Israeli spy
satellite. He said they were a
likely conclusion. Considering
"that we have defense and
security problems, they put
two and two together."
He admitted that there is a
"defense aspect" to the satel-
lite launching. That is a matter
to be discussed in the future by
the competent

MEMORIAL ATBABI YAR: Hundreds of people gather at Moscow's Vostryakow Cemetery
in an unusual officially sanctioned rally to commemorate the Jewish victims of a Nazi
massacre at the Babi Yar ravine U7 years ago. Several speakers also used the occasion to
criticize Soviet policies toward Jews. APIWxde World Photo.
authorities, Ne'eman said.
The spy satellite rumors
were fueled by the secrecy that
surrounded the launch. Until
Ofek was successfully on the
way to orbit, officials here
refused to comment.
Spy Satellite Too Costly
Ne eman himself had
dismissed the reports as
"more like science fiction tales
and far from reality."
Israel's space scientists say
the theoretical capacity exists
to build and launch a high-
altitude spy satellite, but the
costs may be too much for
Israel to bear.
A low-altitude orbiter would
be cheaper, but of limited mili-
tary value, the scientists say.
It would cover only a narrow
path, passing over the Middle
East region twice a day, have a
short lifetime and need to be
replaced frequently.
An intelligence satellite at
higher altitudes, set in a
stationary orbit, could observe
regional developments on a
permanent, "real time" basis
and would have a longer life
span. But it would have cost
Continued on Page 5
Jewish Modern-Day Dilemma:
Having It All
Jewish women are no longer
just good mothers and devoted
community workers. They
have become trend setters,
competitors in the secular
business world and managers
of highpowered financial port-
folios. They're also grand-
mothers, Sunday school
teachers and homemakers.
Many struggle with trying to
do too much and some simply
seem to "Have It All."
But having it all has become
a modern-day dilemma for
many women. In response to
this, the Women's Division of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County will present the
first part of its "Jewish
Women: The Challenge of
Change" Education Forum on
"Having It All: A Dilemma
That Spans The Generations,"
with Dr. Rela Geffen Monson,
on Thursday, October 20, at 9
Dr. Monson is a professor of
sociology and Dean of
Dr. Rela Geffen Monson
Academic Affairs at Gratz
College in Philadelphia and a
Fellow of the Center for
Jewish Community Studies.
She is a graduate of the Joint
Program of Columbia Univer-
sity and the Teachers Institute
of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America. She
received her Masters degree in
sociology from the Graduate
Faculties of Columbia and a
Ph.D. in sociology from the
University of Florida and
serves on the Advisory
Committee of the National
Jewish Family Center of the
American Jewish Committee.
"I've heard Dr. Monson
speak on many different issues
and she has always been fabu-
lous," said Co-Chair Debbie
Brass. "Her specialty is in
trends for Jewish women, the
choices they make and the
impact those choices have on
their lives. The topics of each
forum address issues Jewish
Continued on Page 6

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 30, 1988
Dressing For Success
Tobin Reports On Anti-Semitic Findings
PBC Residents Express Perceptions
Panel members Leonard Hanser and Dr. Gary Tobin.
Jewish perceptions of anti-
semitism can be found on a
continuum of Fearful, some-
times obsessed with fear at the
"tremendous" amount of anti-
semitism today, to Denying
that any act of anti-semitism
exists, according to Dr. Gary
Tobin, author of the recently
published Jewish Perceptions
Of Anti-Semitism.
On September 14, at Temple
Israel in West Palm Beach, Dr.
Tobin spoke to approximately
60 people on his recent
research findings concerning
how Jews perceive anti-
semitism in America today.
Following his short lecture, he
joined a panel discussion with
Leonard Hanser, Chairman of
the Local Concerns Task
Force; Rabbi Alan Sherman,
Director of Community Rela-
tions Council of the Jewish
Federation; Louise Shure,
Regional Director of the Anti-
Defamation League and
Richard Weinstein, Chairman
of Legal Affairs Committee of
the Palm Beach County ADL.
Rabbi Alan Sherman listens
to an audience member.
Anti-semitism remains real
in the U.S. today, Tobin said.
There is much anti-semitic
rhetoric in the country and
Jewish perceptions of this are
a good barometer of what's
going on, he added. He claimed
that most Jews are not
paranoid, but "weary;" they
recognize what is going on and
are watchful of it. Tobin spoke
of "not so long ago" when
Jews were restricteois where
they could live, go to!School,
what clubs they could join,
etc., but added that it is
unlikely we are headed back in
that direction.
Tobin stressed that we must
differentiate between anti-
semitic beliefs and attitudes
and anti-semitic behaviors. He
said that national statistics
have shown a decline in anti-
semitic beliefs but added that
the statistics haven't declined
as much as is reported.
Tobin's findings elicted an
enthusiastic response from the
audience, who had questions
and comments concerning
personal experiences and
perceptions. Rabbi Sherman
acted as discussion moderator
and panel members responded
to specific questions.
Fashion models, fall clothes and a make-up artist entertained
over 75 business and professional women at Dressing For
Success, at a Women's Division B&P program event, on Sept.
7th, at the Palm Beach Airport Hilton. Following dinner, several
announcements and a short talk by Dr. Elliott Schwartz on the
symbols of Rosh Hashanah, the women were paraded with fall
separates, accessories, new colors and a professional fashion
show delivery by Lenore Ber, Lord & Taylor fashion coordinator.
Chanel Representative Joan Van der Zouwen chose Lucy Brown
from the audience for a glamorous makeup changeover. Pictured
(clockwise from top left) are: Lisa Siskin-Glusman, Co-Chair;
Betsy Miller, Programming Chair; Mimi Stein, Co-Chair; Janet
Schreiber, Education Co-Chair; (second photo): Francine
Mezzone, Renee Katz, Shari Kass, Elizabeth Herman; (third
photo): Cheryl Levy, Sheree Syden, Dee Kazinec, Julie Stopek;
(fourth photo): Barbara Sommers, WD B&P immediate past
President; Ingrid Rosenthal, WD B&P Vice President; Angela
Lampert, WD B&P overall Campaign Chair.
Support the Jewish Community Campus Campaign.
Call 832-2120 for more information.

Awards Of Appreciation
Friday, September 30, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Shofars and Shabbat**-*
(At left; I to r) Jewish Community Day School sixth and seventh graders, Chad DeUerson, Cynthia
Simon, Jessica Natelson, Samantha Kates and Joseph Tomaras, received first-hand experience
blowing the Shofar in preparation for the High Holidays.
(At right) Kabbalat Shabbat is a Friday tradition at the Jewish Community Day School in
West Palm Beach. Here, third graders Matthew Adler, David Lazar and Noam Elbaz join their
Jewish studies teacher, Yael Zion, in reciting the Kiddish along with the other students in grades
Kindergarten through three.
Open-Mailbox For Bangladesh
At a barbeque sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of the
Palm Beaches for the Boards of Directors and Executive Staffs of
the JCC and Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, an Award
ofAppreciation for services pertaining to the renovation of Camp
Shalom was given to (top) Rob Greene of Martin Fence Company,
by Steven Kaplansky, Executive Director (left) and Steven
Shapiro, President (right) of the Jewish Community Center;
(middle) Owen Culpepper of Local Union No. 6S0, Association of
Plumbers and Pipefitters; and (bottom), Ronnie Pertnoy of
Shapiro/Pertnoy Companies.
New York In response to
the devastating effects of the
recent floods in Bangladesh,
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC)
has announced the creation of
an "Open Mailbox for Bangla-
desh. The JDC will accept
contributions from both indi-
viduals and organizations.
These monies will be
earmarked for non-sectarian
relief for the people of Bangla-
The JDC is a member agency
of the Interfaith Hunger
Appeal, an organization
comprised of Catholic, Prot-
estant, Lutheran and Jewish
agencies engaged in relief and
development programs.
Heinz Eppler, President of
JDC, expressed concern that
the disease and Mlness
resulting from the floods are
endangering the lives of thou-
sands of people, among them
young children and many
**JDC is dedicated to
providing assistance to anyone
in need. Through our non-
sectarian, humanitarian
efforts we have, in the past,
provided relief through Open
Mailbox campaigns for El
Salvador, Mexico, Cambodia,
Italy, Lebanon, and Ethiopia.
We now hope to do the same
for those stricken in Bangla-
Donations for Bangladesh
may be sent to:
Bangladesh Open Mailbox,
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee has
been the overseas arm of the
American Jewish community
for more than 70 years. It was
established in 1914 and has
been devoted since then to the
rescue, relief, rehabilitation
and education services to Jews
around the world. Its services
are supported by contributions
to UJA-Federation campaigns
throughout the United States.
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Endowment Planning Is Always "In Season"
With summer nearly over and the holidays almost behind us, our
thoughts begin to turn to "The Season," a time of bustling activity,
busy streets and crowded shopping centers.
Our futures, however, do not await the "season" to begin. Right now
is the time for planning, tending to our charitable needs and desires
and taking the appropriate steps toward our goals.
And the Federation Endowment Program is always ready for your
interest, involvement and participation.
Consider some of the options available:
Establishing an Endowment Fund
Opening a Philanthropic Fund
Creating a Charitable Remainder Trust
Any one of these options will provide a current tax benefit, confirm
your concern for the Jewish community and perpetuate your name in
the Jewish Federation and Palm Beach County.
If you are not yet ready to establish a Fund, perhaps you would
consider signing a "Letter of Intent." This is a non-legal, non-binding
statement that conveys your intention to remember the Jewish
Federation in your will or establish a Fund. It could be a first step in the
exciting and fulfilling endowment gift process.
Again, welcome to our continuing Endowment "season." For addi-
tional information concerning the Letter of Intent or other Fund
options, please call:
Edward Baker
Endowment Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: (407)832-2120

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 30, 1988
UN's Trojan Horse
Problem: Define Palestine.
Webster's Dictionary says:
"the country of the Jews in
Biblical times. 2. part of this
territory under a British
mandate after World War I;
divided into Israel and Jordan
by action of the U.N. in 1947.'
In 1910, Encyclopedia
Britannica included land on
both sides of the Jordan River
in its description of Palestine.
The as-yet unabridged PLO
Covenant states: "Palestine,
with its boundaries that
existed at the time of the
British Mandate, is an indivis-
ible territorial unit."
One of the PLO's logos bears
another outline of "Palestine"
which includes all the land
from the Jordan River to the
Mediterranean, i.e., Israel, the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
U.S. newspapers have begun
to refer to the West Bank and
Gaza Strip as "Palestine." The
Los Angeles Times has head-
lined a recent letters-to-the-
editor column "Deportations
in Palestine."
And now UN Secretary
General Javier Perez de
Cuellar has contributed his
own interpretation of "Pales-
tine." In a press conference
following a recent meeting
with Yasir Arafat, de Cuellar
referred to the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, saying "These are
occupied territories for me and
everybody with the exception,
of course, of the Israeli
government. We call them
Palestinians and the land
This new definition, greeted
warmly by the PLO, was not
historically accurate nor diplo-
matically proper. Heir to the
legacy of the League of
Nations, the UN's de Cuellar
certainly should have known
When the League gave
Great Britain the Mandate for
Palestine in 1920, the territory
stretched from the Mediter-
ranean across the Jordan
River to the territories which
later became Saudi Arabia and
Iraq. In 1921, Britain lopped
off two-thirds of Mandatory
Palestine to create an emirate
for the Hashemite dynasty
driven out of Saudi Arabia by
the Saud clan and named the
area Transjordan. (The
country's independence was
proclaimed in 1946).
In 1947, Arab leaders
rejected a UN resolution which
would have partitioned the
land to the west of the Jordan
into Arab and Jewish states.
Following the declaration of
the State of Israel in 1948,
Transjordan and five other
Arab countries invaded Israel
in an effort to eradicate the
Jewish state. Hashemite King
Abdullah conquered the West
Bank, and proclaimed himself
king of "All Palestine." Now
astride both banks of the
Jordan River, he renamed his
country Jordan. In 1950,
Jordan formally annexed the
territory. For the next 17
years, Jordan and Egypt
prevented the development of
an independent Arab state in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip,
Some within the Palestinian
Arab camp now seem to be
saying, without authority, that
they might be willing to accept
a state in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip as originally envi-
sioned in 1947. Many Pales-
tinian Arabs still cling to the
PLO Covenant's maximalist
claims to "all of Palestine" and
this dissension has led to polit-
ical and military clashes
between rival factions.
In his reference to "Pales-
tine," Perez de Cuellar has
endorsed PLO efforts for a
Palestinian Arab state in the
territories and has run rough-
shod over Israeli claims and
requirements. By siding with
one party to the Arab-Israeli
dispute, he also has trampled
on the tenets of UN Security
Council Resolution 338 which
calls for negotiations between
the parties to establish a just
and durable peace in the
region. Ironically, the U.N.
official said he hoped to nego-
tiate a settlement to the Arab-
Israeli conflict as he has begun
to do in the Iran-Iraq war. But
after his unilateral declaration
of Palestine, how can he be
regarded as an honest broker?
The annual UN charade on
"the question of Palestine"
has always been an occasion to
deride Israel, not to promote
the Palestinians.
Palestine was not restricted
to a narrow strip of land
between the Jordan River and
the 1948 disengagement lines.
Palestine started at the Medi-
terranean and ended in the
arid Jordanian plateau. It
embraced Israel, Jordan and
what became known as the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The new, increasingly popular
use of the word Palestine as a
synonym for the territories is a
Trojan horse concealing a
threat to sovereign states on
both banks of the Jordan
River. Israelis, Jordanians and
Palestinian Arabs know it.
And so should Perez de
Jeff Rubin is assistant editor of Near
Eatt Report from which this article is
Soviets Sign Holocaust Pact
Several million Nazi docu-
ments, photographs and other
records of Nazi atrocities
seized by the Red Army in the
former German occupied terri-
tories of the Soviet Union and
Eastern Europe at the end of
World War II will be made
available to western scholars
and researchers for the first
time as a result of an agree-
ment the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council has signed
with the Soviet Union.
The vast collection of the
Soviet archives may constitute
a third or more of existing
Nazi and other Holocaust-
related materials.
As a result of the break-
through agreement signed in
Moscow, the Council will
microfilm the documents and
duplicate photographs to be
kept in the archival repository
of the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum expected to
open here in 1991. Major
components of these materials
will be displayed in the
"We're obviously thrilled,"
said Miles Lerman, the
Council's international rela-
tions chairman, who headed a
six-person delegation that
visited archives in Moscow and
western republics of the Soviet
Union for two weeks. "We
have tried before to get this
information, but were always
unsuccessful. But the new
spirit of glasnost (openness)
unlocked this important
The Soviet Union's archival
collection provides an in-depth
picture of what happened to an
estimated 2.5 million Jews in
the Nazi invaded territories of
what are now the Soviet
republics of Ukrainia,
Moldavia, Byelorussia,
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania,
as well as in portions of
Russia. Large numbers of non-
Jews living in these territories,
including Gypsies, political
dissidents, local national
patriots and others, also
became Nazi victims of arrest,
torture and execution.
"We saw glimpses of infor-
mation on everything about
Latvian attitudes toward
Jews, about Lithuanian secret
police, statistics on the move-
ment of Jews, correspondence
of Nazi officers," said Univer-
sity of Vermont Professor
Raul Hilberg, a members of
the Council delegation and one
of the nation's foremost Holo-
caust scholars.
Previously, Holocaust
related documents have typi-
cally been released only on a
case-by-case basis, usually for
trials of accused war criminals
in the Soviet Union and in
western courts. This agree-
ment calls for the mutual
exchange of Holocaust-related
collections between the
Council and the Main Archival
Administration of the USSR
Council of Ministers.
Elie Wiesel Honored
CONNECTICUT (JTA) Elie Wiesel received an
honorary degree from the University of Connecticut at the
college's fall convocation. The convocation marked the
opening of the university's plan to house an archive of
Polish Jewish Holocaust material, which has been stored at
various Polish and Israeli sites.
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Volume 14 Number 30
Dear Editor:
Having returned recently
from a local Leadership Devel-
opment Mission to Israel, I
respectfully offer the following
observations and comments as
a personal 'report.'
Simply stated, I had a
delightfully stimulating time,
without any concerns related
to personal safety. No sense of
foreboding, no furtive looks,
no rushing into shelters. Chil-
dren, beautiful as always,
played in the open at school;
adults worked during the day
and returned home at night.
The one mandatory false
alarm bomb threat triggered
by an idiotic tourist forgetting
an untended bag added some,
but unremarkable, emotional
The country was breathtak-
ingly enchanting, and its
people fiercly proud of their
successes accomplished with,
to a degree, our assistance. In
recognition, English signs
celebrating Israel's fortieth
anniversary were everpresent;
the mood of the nation that of
a joyful party eagerly waiting
to begin, despite the "Inti-
fada's" disturbing turmoil in
isolated areas of the West
The Europeans were there.
The South Americans were
The Japanese were there.
The Arabs were there; you
bet they were there.
But where, oh where, were
the American Jews?
The Israelis I talked to were
tired of fighting implacable
foes, unhappy about another
looming war, and willing to
give anything for a chance at
dependable peace. Parents
faced their children's
impending army draft
gloomily, afraid of the changes
war wreaks on the healthiest
minds and bodies. For the first
time, no one asked me when I
would be making Aliyah. And
everyone wanted to know
where the Americans were.
Israelis are real people, not
American Jewish illusions
generated from a Hava
Nagilah need to believe that
nothing awful could really
happen over there. They need
not only our financial but our
physical and moral support, a
debt we increasingly incur as
we vicariously fortify our own
civil rights in the Diaspora
through their blood.
Deep in my heart lurks the
fear that once again, as in the
Holocaust, American Jewry
will abdicate its responsibility,
lest we make 'too much of a
disturbance.' Our vote to
abstain from travel this year
was in reality a vote of nonsup-
port and from that point the
slippery slide into the quick-
sand of convenient Zionism
begins Never again? I*wonder.
Get off your comfortable
American couch. Switch off
your TV set and let
NBC/CBS/ABC render
someone else's mind into two-
dimensional mush. Be part of a
reality your ancestors could
only dream of for the last two
thousand years.
Go to Israel. See it for your-
self. Make up your own mind.
But for G-d*s sake, stay off
that slippery slide.
Eric J. Weiner,
M.D., F.R.C.P

Friday, September 30, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Treasures of the Temple
(WZPS) Indiana Jones would
have a field day in the recesses
of Metziltayim Street in the
Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's
Old City, for through an
arched doorway, hidden from
the brilliant sunshine, visitors
are greeted by a museum
exhibiting precisely-crafted
replicas of implements used in
the ancient Hebrew Temple.
A Glimpse of Jewish Heri-
Since its official opening on
Jerusalem Day of this year,
the Museum of Treasures of
the Temple, a showcase of the
Temple Institute, a non-
political, independent body,
has offered both schoolchil-
dren and adults a glimpse of a
majestic Jewish heritage.
The inspiration for the
museum came from an ex-
paratrooper named Rabbi
Yisrael Ariel, who participated
in the battle for the Temple
Mount in the 1967 Six Day
War. His first army assign-
ment after the war, ironically,
was to guard the Dome of the
Rock;,1 the great Moslem
mosque located on the tradi-
tional site of King Solomon's
Temple. Ariel recognized that
while the main spiritual center
of the Jewish people had been
returned to Israel, its trea-
sured symbols had not. The
objects had all been captured
in ancient times by conquering
armies, such as the Roman
forces in 70 CE, whose
conquests were recorded in the
famed reliefs on the Arch of
Titus in Rome.
Creation of the magnificent
objects used in the Temple
service signified, to Ariel,
restoration of pride in the
Jewish heritage. Although the
obligations of the Temple
could no longer be fulfilled, its
spiritual messages could be
Items on Display
The major elements of
worship in the ancient Hebrew
Temple are displayed behind
shiny btack curtains, adorned
with applique' cherubim. All
the items exhibited, from the
woven garments worn by the
Cohen (or High Priest) to
silver trumpets and
Continued from Page 1
billions to build.
Scientists agree that the
problem is financial, not tech-
nological. Israel is especially
strong on the optical computer
image enhancement technolo-
gies required, they say.
According to some obser-
vers, Israel's interest in a mili-
tary satellite to spy on the
Arab states may be an
outcome of the Jonathan
Pollard affair.
Pollard, a civilian intelli-
gence analyst employed by the
U.S. Navy, is serving a life
sentence in an American
federal prison for spying on
behalf of Israel.
He sold Israelis material
that American intelligence
gathered on the Arab coutries
but did not share with Israel.
With Pollard out of business,
the Israelis need the means to
improve their own intelligence
chalice cup, are based
primarily on biblical and
rabbinic descriptions.
The laver, for example, used
by the priests for washing
hands and feet before worship
during the period the Israel-
ites wandered in the desert,
possessed two faucets. In the
Second Temple, it had twelve.
The present copper model
contains six. Its base, which
some traditional authorities
describe as convex, others
concave, combines both forms
in an expression of reconcilia-
The priest's robe must be
one continuous white garmet
without seams. In order to
weave it with a pattern of
squares within squares, a
computerized loom was devel-
oped. In the case of the priest's
avnet or belt, its length
wrapped around his chest, at
heart level, was obviously
intended to limit his move-
ments during the atonement
service while he grappled with
his conscience.
Other items, fashioned from
gold and silver, as well as
copper and brass, serve to
inspire visitors with the gran-
deur these symbols depict. The
regal crown, traditionally
donned by the High Priest, is
made of gold and the elon-
gated trumpets, standards of
an independent people, of one
continuous piece of silver. In
the case of the harp, its design
is based on cave drawings
found at Megiddo, and dating
back 4-5,000 years. A larger
model, complete with gut
strings, is presently being
The most ambitious plan to
date is the projected design of
a gold menorah. The ingenuity
needed for its construction
from one mold will first be
applied in a more modest silver
model. And in an area long-
A schoolgirl observes some of the items in the newly opened
Museum of Treasures of the Temple in the Jewish Quarter of
Jerusalem's Old City. WZPS vhoto.
bathed in mystery, eleven
different ingredients used for
incense in the Temple service
have been refined and
preserved in different recepta-
cles. Their components, as well
as the formula for the special
bluish dye referred to in the
Bible, is based on the extensive
research of Rabbi Pinchas
The first Temple, built by
King Solomon, and the second,
by Herod the Great, were
noted for their unsurpassable
beauty. The replicas of imple-
ments used in the Temple,
displayed in the Museum of the
Treasures of the Temple, have
helped a fascinating and
unique era in Jewish history.
Claire Braun of West Palm
Beach, Florida, president of
the Florida Atlantic Region of
Hadassah, the Women's
Zionist Organization of
America, was among the 1,500
delegates at Hadassah's 74th
National Convention here. The
delegates took action on a
range of issues relating to the
role of women in Jewish and
Zionist affairs and to
Hadassah's programs and
projects in Israel and the
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The Jewish War Veterans, Post 520, and the Ladies Auxiliary
sponsored a Holiday Food Basket Give-A-Way to needy families
through the Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Shown here are (left to right) Doree Shafer of the Jewish War
Veterans, Ann Lax of the Ladies Auxiliary, Milt Lax of the
Jewish War Veterans and Harreen Bertisch, Assistant Executive
Director of the Jewish Community Center.
The feeling is mutual for Muhammed Musalem, left, and Gad
Sharon, right, Arab and Jewish pre-schoolers at a Na'amat Day
Care Center recently opened in Bat Yam, Tel Aviv. The Center
has a mixed enrollment of Arab and Israeli children who, like
these two, seem to have no problem in getting along. NA 'AMAT
USA supports more than S68 day care centers throughout Israel.
For two decades. Buddy MacKay has
been fighting for the people of Florida.
His support of the State of Israel's military security
and economic well-being takes a back seat to no one.
That's why these United States congressional
leaders ere urging yon to pot Buddy MacKay
to work for m in the United State Senate.
Mel LEVINE (D-Cailf.)
Tony BEILENSON (D-Callf.)
Howard BERMAN (D-Callf.)
Chuck SCHUMER (D-N.Y.)
Norm SISISKY (D-Va.)
Henry WAXMAN (D-Calif.)
Cong. Barbara BOXER (D-Callf.)
Cong. Ted WEISS (D-N.Y.)
Cong. Sam GEJDENSON (D-Conn.)
Cong. Sandy LEVIN (D-Mlch.)
Cong. Howard WOLPE (D-Mich.)
Continued from Page 1
women deal with in their lives
no matter how old they are,"
Ms. Brass continued, "The
speakers will be able to
provide specific information
for every age group present."
Dr. Monson's major research
interests are in the fields of
sociology of religion espe-
cially the American Jewish
community and the sociology
of the family. Some of her
publications are: the newly
released Jewish Women On the
Way Up, a study of 944 Jewish
career women; "The Evolving
Roles of American Congrega-
tional Rabbis;" Bringing
Women In: A Survey of the
Evolving Role of Women in
Jewish Organizational Life;
and Jewish Campus Life, a
national study of 1230 Jewish
College students. She is
currently editing a book on the
Jewish life cycle to be,
published by the Jewish Publi-
cation Society.
Dr. Monson's Jewish
Communal service includes
serving on the Philadelphia
Board of the American Jewish
Committee, the publication
HERAZADE, the almost six-
foot tall Russian-Jewish
dancer Ida Rubenstein made
her debut in St. Petersburg in
1905 and was soon invited to
star in the Ballets Russes in
Paris. Rubenstein created the
roles of Cleopatra, Salome,
Helen of Sparta, Persephone,
Orpheus and above, Schehera-
zade. Mementos, programs,
and photographs of Rubenstein
are being collected for a special
exhibit to be shown at the
Judah Magnes Museum in
Berkeley, California in fall
committee of the Jewish Publi-
cation Society and the board of
Akiba Hebrew Academy.
Professionally, she serves on
the Board of Directors of the
Association for Jewish Studies
and served as vice-president of
the Association for the Social
Scientific Study of Jewry.
For more information call
Faye Nelson, Director of
Women's Division, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
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Volunteers Aid=
Yugoslavia And Israel
An Historic Meeting
Tel Aviv (MDA): Magen
David Adorn (MDA) Israel's
Emergency Medical, Ambul-
ance, Blood and Disaster
Service has announced that
Magen David Adorn is seeking
U.S. volunteers to supplement
MDA's staff. Magen David
Adorn has successfully used
volunteers side by side with
paid personnel in such posi-
tions as ambulance drivers and
ambulance crew members. The
most recent group of MDA
volunteer trainees in Israel
includes 12 volunteers from
the U.S. who will work in
Jerusalem for the remainder
of the summer.
According to Dr. Robert L.
Sadoff, president of the Amer-
ican Red Magen David for
Israel (ARMDI) MDA's sole
support in the U.S., "The use
of properly trained volunteers
at Magen David Adorn has
proven effective in reducing an
otherwise overwhelming
workload for paid staff and
freed funds to hire staff for
positions volunteers can't fill.
There^are 5,000 Magen David
Adoih volunteers, making
MDA Israel's largest volun-
teer organization.
Chain Vigolik, director of
Magen David Adom's Jeru-
salem district gave an account
of how MDA's volunteers were
used at a recent major acci-
dent. "On a summer Thursday
evening, a truck crashed into a
bus in the Ramot road in North
Jerusalem, injuring 17 persons
and causing one of the most
serious road accidents in
Israel's history. Ramot is
fairly far away, near the
northern city limits of Jeru-
salem. Nevertheless, we were
there within three minutes
before the police or the fire
department with a Mobile
Intensive Care Unit and the
three ambulances on duty at
MDA Jerusalem. A minute
later, we were joined by a
fourth ambulance the one
we keep on alert in Ramot,
driven by a volunteer, a rabbi
who lives in the neighborhood.
By 7:30, four more volunteer
ambulance crews had been
called up from their homes all
over Jerusalem. Besides the
MICU and the eight ambu-
lances, we had more than 40
volunteers there; many of
them live on the Ramot road,
and came down to help as soon
as the sirens started. Two of
Supporters Quit
PARIS (JTA) The right-
wing National Front of Jean-
Marie Le Pen was seriously
weakened when two promi-
nent members announced
their resignations in protest of
Le Pen's "racist statements
and autocratic methods."
The two, Francois Bachelot,
a physician, and Pascal
Arrighi, former dean of the
Marseille Law School, repre-
sented the so-called "respect-
able wing" of the party and
had been trying to use conven-
tional methods to promote
their ideas.
them were doctors, in addition
to our Mobile Intensive Care
Unit doctor."
"I was really proud of our
first-aiders impressed by
their efficiency and their true
teamwork. We set up the
Mobile Intensive Care Unit
like a battlefield casualty
station, treating the most seri-
ously injured first. It's the only
way to work in a disaster of
this type. Within an hour, our
people treated 17 victims,
Jerusalem's Denmark High
School, with two years' experi-
ence as an MDA Youth Volun-
teer and three MDA courses
basic first aid, mass disaster
handling, dispatch center
training to his credit. Ran,
who intends to pursue a career
in medicine, added his impres-
sion of the incident: "Yes, it
was the largest accident I've
ever seen, but that didn't
matter. When you have
victims to treat, it doesn't
Volunteers are needed to work side by side with staff members of
Magen David Adorn (MDA), Israel's Emergency, Blood and
Disaster Services. MDA has used trained volunteers as ambul-
ance drivers and crew members.
started 12 IV's, and sent all of
the victims to hospitals; eight
to Hadassah Hospital on
Mount Scopus, five to
Hadassah Hospital in Ein
Kerem, and four to Shaare
Zedek Hospital. By 8:30, the
area was clean," Vigolik said.
One of the volunteers on
duty that evening at MDA
Jerusalem was 17-year old Ran
Basa, an honor student at
matter if there are two or 20;
the important thing is to keep
calm and keep working. We
just worked the way we were
taught, and I think we did a
good job.
"After we were finished, I
phoned home and asked my
parents to record the news
coverage of the accident. No,
not so I could see myself; I
wanted to get a better overall
JTA Staff Report
Simcha Dinitz returned here
from a visit to Yugoslavia, the
first by an Israeli official since
Belgrade severed relations
with the Jewish state following
the Six-Day War of 1967.
Dinitz, who is chairman of
the World Zionist Organiza-
tion-Jewish Agency Execu-
tive, held an unprecedented
meeting with the Yugoslav
foreign minister. He was
accompanied by Mendel
Kaplan, chairman of the
Jewish Agency Board of
Governors, and Israel Singer,
secretary-general of the World
Jewish Congress, which
arranged the meeting.
Dinitz, who also serves on
the WJC Executive, told
reporters upon his arrival here
that Yugoslav Foreign
Minister Budimir Loncar
stressed his country's special
friendship with the Israeli
people and its desire to help
advance practical bilateral
matters and the Middle East
peace process.
He added, however, that
Loncar was critical of Israeli
In New York, WJC execu-
tive director Elan Steinberg
said this week's meetings
follow upon talks in July 1987
between WJC President
Edgar Bronfman and
Yugoslav leader Lazar Mojsov.
view of all the first aid teams
and how they worked. It's
something I can learn from."
According to Steinberg,
Mojsov said at that time that
"he would work toward better
relations with the Jewish
world as a whole and the State
of Israel."
Shortly after that meeting,
Tanjug, the official Yugos-
lavian news agency, opened an
office in Jerusalem. In January
1988, the Yugoslav ambas-
sador to the United Nations,
Marko Kosin urged closer ties
with Israel in remarks at UN
European headquarters in
Yugoslavia recognizes the
fact that Israel should have a
right to her sovereignty," he
said at the time.
In Belgrade, Singer handed
the Yugoslav foreign minister
a declassified 1948 U.S. Army
wanted list of 50,000 Nazi war
criminals, compiled after the
war. It includes the name of
Kurt Waldheim, wanted for
murder, Steinberg told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Dutch Treat
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The teaching staff of two
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Golf Classic
Registration is underway for
the eighth annual Menorah
Gardens/B'nai B'rith Seniors
Golf Classic, scheduled for
Monday, October 31 at Inver-
rary Country Club.
Men and women aged 55 and
older from throughout
Broward, Palm Beach and
Dade Counties are eligible to
compete in the tournament,
which annually raises funds for
the National B'nai B'rith
Foundations' Youth Services.
A $22 entry fee includes
greens fee, cart, soft drinks
and prizes. Scoring will be by
the Calloway system, with a
special prize of $5,000 offered
for a hole in one. Foursomes
will begin play with a 9 a.m.
shotgun start. After play, a
full hot buffet lunch will be
available at $4.25 per person.
Information and entry appli-
cations are available at
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels facilities in Fort Laud-
erdale, Sunrise, Deerfield
Beach, Margate, West Palm
Beach, and North Miami
Beach. B'nai B'rith Regional
offices also have information.
Birth of Nicole Gerson .
August 30, 1988-6 lbs. 6 oz.
Parents: Annette and Jeffrey
(No. Miami). Proud grandpar-
ents: Ilean & Andrew Guthartz
(Palm Beach Gardens).
Temple Beth David's Sisterhood Kick-Off was held on August 80th
at the home of Marlene Rosenblum. Approximately 80 women
attended. Michelle Konigsburg, the Rabbi's wife, was a guest
speaker with Carol Lynn Grant, nationally known astrologist
and psychic. Pictured above are (l-r) Toby Glazer, programming
v.p.; Marlene Rosenblum, hostess; Carol Lynn Grant, guest
speaker; Sheila Lewis, president; Audrey Grossman, member-
ship v.p.; the 1988/89 Sisterhood board, pictured below, is (Front
row, l-r) Marcia Gray, secretary; Sheila Lewis, president; Elsie
Levine, executive v.p.; (Middle row) Shelly Shore, past president;
Bea Lookner, financial secretary; Jeri Mendelssohn, treasurer;
Barbara Anfinsen, education v.p.; (Last row) Ellen Maybaum,
corresponding secretary; Audrey Grossman, membership v.p.,
Ruth Kasten, jundraising v.p.
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Support for Israel Remains Strong
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To the standard question, "In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies
more with Israel or more with the Arab nations?" respondents in a variety of
polls offered standard responses. Over a 22-year period, a study indicated that
Israeli support averaged US percent and Arab support averaged 10 percent. In
1986, '87 and '88, the charted answers reflect an average of from two to six polls.
In an April 1988 poll, a variation on the question referred to Palestinians. The
studies were conducted by the Gallup Organization and others by Roper; Penn
and Schoen; Harris; Wirthlin Group; The Los Angeles Times; and Marttila
and Kiley.
Orthodox Split on Centrist Group
established Orthodox rabbinic
groups absorb or encourage
the opinions of an emerging
arm of "centrist" rabbis, or is
a separate body needed to
provide support for those
rabbis who think Orthodoxy
has turned too far to the right?
The more than 50 centrist
Orthodox rabbis who last
month attended the first
conference of the Fellowship
of Traditional Orthodox
Rabbis (FTOR) did not seem
prepared to reject either ques-
On the one hand, their pres-
ence at the two-day conference
held at New York's JFK
Airport indicated their dissa-
tisfaction with major Orthodox
organizations like the Union of
Orthodox Jewish Congrega-
tions of America or the
Rabbinical Council of America.
They feel their voices are not
being heard in the halls of
those institutions.
On the other hand, nearly all
signaled a reluctance to break
completely from those groups,
and know both the RCA and
the O.U. have come out
against efforts to form what
the organizations call
"splinter" groups.
Yet members of the FTOR
spoke of their new entity as a
"support group" and a "forum
for ideas" rather than a
splinter organization.
"We're embryonic," said
Rabbi Ephraim Zimand, of the
Traditional Congregation in
St. Louis.
"We're not going to issue
decisions but make available
all of the relevant acceptable
opinions. We'll provide an
open-minded platform where
you can exchange ideas
without feeling put down if
you had a minority opinion."
The FTOR represents the
avant-garde of centrist Ortho-
doxy, which is attempting to
combine adherence to halacha,
or Jewish law, with a commit-
ment to Zionism, a dedication
to secular education and
involvement, and a willingness
to at least conduct dialogues
with members of non-
Orthodox Jewish movements.
Although these centrists are
hardly unanimous to the
extent they are prepared to
move to the left, they are
nevertheless joined by a belief
that Orthodoxy has taken a
decided, and unwelcome, turn
to the right.
They find solace in the words
of Rabbi Norman Lamm, presi-
dent of Yeshiva University,
who said earlier this year that
the right-wing Orthodox in the
United States and Israel "have
set the religious agenda" for
too long.
Lamm, however, has no
connection with the new
group, and declined to be
interviewed for this article.
The FTOR began in August
1987 under the initiative of
Rabbis Stanley Wagner of
Denver, and Benzion Kaganoff
of Chicago.
The unity issue is at the root
of the "Who is a Jew?" debate
in the Israeli Knesset.
'Israelis are secular by choice, but also in
part by lack of choice.'
According to Wagner, of
Congregation Beth Hame-
drosh Hagodol, the intention
was to create a group that
identified with what he calls
"traditionalist rabbis."
Wagner defined "tradition-
alists" as rabbis who are
liberal in their interpretation
of Jewish law or who even
makes sacrifices in terms of
halacha. A frequently cited
example of the latter is the
lack of a mehitza, the fence or
curtain that separates men
and women worshippers.
Wagner said at least 100
rabbis, most with mixed-
seating synagogues, have
expressed an interest in
joining the organization.
Although they advocate a
liberal approach in many
areas, the most important
issues seem to be conversion to
Judaism and divorce.
Rabbis and laypersons fear
that Orthodox and non-
Orthodox groups may take
such different legal
approaches to the processes of
one group that the Orthodox
may not even recognize the
Jewishness of a child bom of a
non-Orthodox, or even liberal
Orthodox, conversion or
Orthodox parties and their
American supporters would
have Israel's Law of Return
extended only to those
converted under Orthodox
Wagner acknowleges that
his left-wing Orthodox
approach is similar in some
ways to that of Conservative
Judaism's right wing, with
which he retains close profes-
sional ties.
But whereas "Conservatism
is trying to hold the line
against further erosion of hala-
chic norms," rabbis in the
FTOR are firmly committed to
the centrality of Orthodoxy.
FTOR endorses co-
educational Jewish high
schools and tolerates mixed-
seating synagogues, because
"they may become valuable
instrumentalities in authentic
kiruv," or outreach, according
to a resolution discussed at last
month's meeting.
"If I had my way, Orthodox
rabbis would fill every pulpit in
the country," said Rabbi
Joseph Ehrenkranz, spiritual
leader of Congregation
Agudath Sholom in Stamford,
Conn., and the first chairman
of FTOR.
Still, the new organization
represents a challenge to both
the O.U. and the RCA, the two
rabbinical organizations to
which most of the FTOR's
rabbis belong.
Last month, RCA President
Rabbi Max Schreier wrote the
entire membership that the
RCA "would not allow splinter
groups within Orthodoxy to
set the agenda of the Orthodox
Wrote Schreier: "We appeal
to our colleagues to come back
to the RCA and cease their
separatist efforts."
Rabbi Binyamin Walfish,
executive vice president of the
RCA, said that the "tragedy"
of the FTOR is that there is
already a place for left-of-
center rabbis within the RCA.
The RCA is democratic,
Wallfish said, within the
bounds of halacha. "I've
begged them to do it under the
auspices of the RCA," he said.
The O.U. takes an identical
position to the new group as
the RCA, according to Rabbi
Pinchas Stolper, executive
vice president. "If there are
rabbis who feel they have
special agendas, it should be
addressed within the O.U.," he
Stolper said the O.U. also
has an outreach program that
maintains contact with syna-
gogues that do not preserve
halachic standards, but wish to
associate with Orthodoxy.

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Senior News
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.
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
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.
Monday through Friday 11:15
at: JCC in West Palm Beach,
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or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Dial-A-Ride at 689-6961.
Thursday, Sept. 29 Lisa
Gilders, Blood Sugar Tests
Friday, Sept. 30 Sabbath
Services with Mr. and Mrs.
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Wednesday, Oct. 5 Jan
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Thursday, Oct. 6 The
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Friday, Oct. 7 Rabbi
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The Jewish Community
Center takes persons to
Nursing Homes and Hospitals
on Mondays and Fridays to
visit loved ones, to Day Care
Centers and to Jewish
Community Center programs,
whenever possible. Fee is
$1.00 each one way trip. Call
Libby between 9:30 to 1:30 for
information and reservation.
Persons needing medical
transportation should call
Dial-a-Ride 689-6961.
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community
Center is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach
Community College and Palm
Beach School Board Adult
Education. Fees are required
for these classes along with
registration. Call Louise at
689-7700 for information.
High Blood Pressure &
Age Related Diseases A
four week highly informative
session given by Lois Link of
the Palm Beach County School
Board, Adult Education. Date:
Wednesday, Oct. 5,12,19 & 26
at 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Fee:
$2.00 for complete series.
Your check is your reserva-
tion. Call Louise for informa-
tion at 689-7700.
Wisdom of the Body A
four week discussion series
sponsored by Adult Education
Palm Beach Community
College at the JCC by Gert
Friedman, Specialist of
Disease Prevention and Well-
ness Programs. A new
approach to disease prevention
and wellness and aging. Once
you understand the "Wisdom
of Your Body," how your body
relates to eating habits,
weight, stress, blood pressure,
etc., you can establish a fine
quality of life for yourself.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 6, 13, 20
and 27. Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30
p.m. Fee: $2.00 for complete
series. Reservations needed.
Call Louise at 689-7700.
All About Cars An 8
week course on getting to
know your car. Learn how to
communicate with your
mechanic, how to save gas,
how to drive defensively, what
to do in emergency, etc. Dates:
Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22,
29 and Dec. 6. Given by Paul
Oblas.Palm Beach County
School Board Adult Educa-
tion. Time: 10 a.m. to 12. Fee:
$4 for entire course. Reserva-
tions requested. Call Louise at
689-7700. Course to be held at
Jewish Community Center.
A.A.R.P. 55 & Alive Class
Safe driving course will be
offered. Two-four hour
sessions. Graduation card will
entitle bearer to a discount
from some insurance compa-
nies. Dates: Oct. 11 and 12
from 1 to 5. Fee: $7.00 payable
to A.A.R.P., send check to
Louise at JCC. Instructor:
Bobby Taffel. Your check is
your reservation.
Twilight Dining And
Dancing Enjoy an early
evening kosher dinner
followed t>y a Special Program
with Izzy Goldberg. Reserva-
tions required. Call Louise at
689-7700. Date: Oct. 20, 1988
at 4:30 p.m. No fee, contribu-
tions requested.
You Name It, You Play It!
An afternoon of cards and
fun. Canasta, bridge, scrabble,
kaluki, mah jong, etc. Spon-
sored by 2nd Tuesday Council.
Refreshments served. Fee:
$1.00 Canasta instruction by
Maurice Langbort. Fee for
instruction: JCC Member
$1.00, Non Member $1.50.
Make your own tables. Date:
Starts Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Time: 1:30 p.m. RSVP Sophia
at 689-4806 or Sabina Gotts-
chalk 683-0852.
Intermediate Bridge with
Al Parsont Basic bidding
and play starting Wednesday,
Oct. 26, 1988 at 1:30 p.m. at
JCC. Fee: JCC Member $2.50
per session, Non-Member
$3.00 per session. Call Louise
at 689-7700 before Oct. 19,
Timely Topics: Date:
Mondays ongoing following
lunch. Time: Lunch at 1:15
Program at 2. A stimulating
group discussing an exciting
variety of topics including
current events. Those inter-
ested in lunch, please call for
reservations at 689-7700. Ask
for Lillian Senior Depart-
Speakers Club They will
resume sessions on Thursday,
Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. For persons
who wish to practice the art of
public speaking a great
Sun & Fun Day Cruise
Sponsored by The Jewish
Community Center of the
Palm Beaches. A trip to
nowhere with full cruise amen-
ities. Date: Thursday, Dec. 1,
1988; Sailing time: 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Place of Departure:
Bus departs for Port Ever-
glades, 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.
Ann Norton Sculpture
Gardens Transportation
available. Call Louise at 689-
7700 for further information
on time, pick up point and fee.
Sandra Werbel, Tour Guide.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 27.
Reservations a must! Call by
Oct. 25th. Your check is your
"Hi-Neighbor," 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 Elbe 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-
We always need dedicated
volunteers to deliver meals to
our homebound. Call Carol at
.Community Calendar
September 30 Yiddish Culture Group Century Village,
board, 10 a.m.
October 2 Shemini Atzereth Eve Temple Beth David
Sisterhood, Family Picnic, 1-5 p.m. Federation, Young
Adult Solicitation Training, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
October 3 Shemini Atzereth B'nai B'rith No. 3016,
board, 3 p.m. Women's American ORT Palm Beach,
board, 9:30 a.m.
October 4 Simchat Torah
October 5 Federation, Women's Division, Board
Retreat, 9 a.m. Lake Worth Jewish Center Sisterhood
board, 9:30 a.m. National Council of Jewish Women -
Palm Beach, board, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Aitz Chaim
Sisterhood, 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith Palm Beach Council,
12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Olam, 12:30 p.m.
Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood, board, 9:45 a.m.
Na'Amat USA Golda Meir, board, 1 p.m. Holocaust
Survivors of the Palm Beaches, 9:30 a.m. Jewish
Community Center, board, 8 p.m. Federation, Women's
Division, Business & Professional Steering Committee,
7 p.m.
October 6 Labor Zionist Alliance, 1 p.m. Federation,
Soviet Jewry Task Force, Noon Temple Beth David,
board, 8 p.m. Temple Torah West Boynton Sisterhood,
board, 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Bat Gurion, board, 9 a.m.
National Couoncil of Jewish Women, Flagler Evening,
board, 7:30 p.m. Na'Amat USA Theodore Herzl, 1 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Century, board, 1 p.m. Federation,
Associate Campaign Cabinet Meeting, 4 p.m.
For more information, call the Federation office, 832-
JCC News
Bowling League
Bowlers with limited experience and seasoned players
(ages 25-65) are invited to join the JCC Bowling League
each Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning
Oct. 5, 1988. Players will commit for 14 weeks (through
December). Fees are $7.50 per night; alleys are guar-
anteed. Competition takes place at Greenacres Bowl, 6126
Lake Worth Road in Greenacres.
Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m. WPTV Channel 5,
with host Barbara Gordon. Reruns.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Oct. 2, 7:30 a.m. WPBR 1340
AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
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.
TRADITION TIME Sunday, Oct. 2, 11 p.m. Monday-
Wednesday, Oct. 3-5 WCVG 1080 AM This tw.hour
Jewish entertainment show features Jewish music,
comedy, and news.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Lucerne Lodge No. S1SS
announces its opening pro-
gram for 1988-89 to be held
Oct. 2, 9:30 a.m., at the Mid-
County Senior Citizen's
Center, Lake Worth. Tradi-
tional breakfast will be served.
Howard Cwick and Shirley
Traum will speak on their
personal experiences as Volun-
teers in Israel.
Yovel Chapter study group
will hold its first meeting at
the Royal Palm Bank, Drexel
Plaza, 10 a.m. Discussion:
"Jewish Ethics in Business
Sylvia Diamond will report
on Hadassah's 74th National
Convention at the annual paid
up membership luncheon
meeting that will be held on
Oct. 20, noon at Congregation
Anshei Sholom. Pre-paid
reservations are required.
Boynton beach Chapter activ-
ities for October. Mon. Oct. 3
Board meeting at the home
of Lillian Frank, 1 p.m. Mon.
Oct. 17 Showcase meeting
at the Royal Palm Club House,
544 N.E. 22nd Ave., Boynton
Beach 12:30 p.m. Sign up for
Study Groups and discuss the
programs for this year.
Tues.-Wed. Oct. 18-19 -
Florida Regional Conference
at Boca Raton Deerfield Hilton
Mon. Oct. 24 Luncheon
and card party at the Royal
Palm Club House 12 noon.
Donation $5.50.
Theodore Herzl Club meets
Oct. 6, 1 p.m. at the Lake
Worth Shuffleboard Courts on
Lucerne Avenue. The Theatre
Group of Palm Beach
Community College will
present a program.

Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9248. Rabbi
Joel Chazin. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.; Thurs-
day 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
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 EMANUEL: 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. HaverhUl 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 10:30
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm
Beach, FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman.
Phone 471-1R26.
Friday, September 30, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Simchat Torah:
A Celebration Of Torah's Conclusion
Congregation Anshei Sholom
Simchat Torah is the last day
of the long fall festival row. It
is the 9th day of Sukkoth
outside of Israel, and in Israel
it is celebrated on Shemini
Atzereth the 8th day of
The name of Simchat Torah
is not mentioned in the
Talmud, but its origin goes
back to early times. The Shul
chan Aruch, the compilation
and explanation of the laws of
Judaism written down in the
16th century, says "The last
day of Yomtof is called
Simchat Torah, because we
rejoice on this day and make a
festive meal in honor of the
concluding of the Torah."
Joy and rejoicing are an inte-
gral part of our religious life.
In our modern world, based
upon the concept of material
success and instant joy, many
people associate Judaism with
asceticism, claiming that
fasting is more righteous than
feasting. In the Talmud,
however, we are informed
"that in the world to come a
person will have to stand judg-
ment for every legitimate
pleasure he has renounced."
Joy is not an outburst of hilar-
ious carnival style, uncon-
trolled and subconscious
emotion. It should always
bring out the best in our
human behavior.
Simchah, genuine and
compassionate joy, opens for
us new dimensions of consci-
ousness and new avenues of
communication. In the Bible
we find numerous descriptions
of rejoicing on various occa-
sions. Many of them are
connected with the celebra-
tions of festivals that were
celebrated in the ancient
Temple, which formed the
cultural and religious center of
our people. These joyous occa-
sions were heartfelt demon-
strations of caring and
Maimonides says that "If
one is arrogant and stands on
his own dignity and thinks only
of self-aggrandizement on
joyous occasions he is both a
sinner and a fool. While one
eats and drinks it is his duty to
feed the stranger, the orphan,
the widow and other poor
unfortunate people, for he who
locks the doors to his court-
yard and eats and drinks with
his wife and family without
giving anything to eat and
drink to the poor and bitter in
soul his mind is not rejoicing
in a divine commandment, but
rejoicing in his own stomach.
Rejoicing of this kind is a
disgrace to those who indulge
in it."
Simchat Torah the last day
of the full festival season,
when the cycle of the yearly
Torah reading is finished with
the last chapter of the 5th book
of Moses and is renewed at the
time with the beginning of the
1st book, becomes the training
ground of joy for the rest of
the year. Jewish law has
espoused that to feel and
express joy it must be taught
systematically. This is a great
religious lesson to be learned
in our age of affluence. If we
want to enjoy life to its fullest
we must help those who need
our assistance, kindness and
Bar Mitzvah
Andrew Luchner
Andrew Luchner, son of
Philip and Karen Luchner of
Palm Beach Gardens, will be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on Friday, Sept. 30 at
Temple Judea. Rabbi Joel
Levine will officiate.
Andrew is in the eighth
grade at Howell Watkins
Junior High School and enjoys
baseball and tennis. He will be
twinned with Michail Priven of
the Soviet Union, who has
been denied his freedom to be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Synagogue News
Sisterhood has a "once a
month bowling league" at
Gardens Lanes, Northlake
Boulevard, Palm Beach
Gardens. The first meeting
will take place Saturday, Oct.
1, 8 p.m. and every second
Saturday of each month there-
after. The cost is $15 per
couple. Everyone in the
community is invited.
Sisterhood and Men's Club
will hold its first annual
Sukkot family barbecue and
picnic on Oct. 2, 12 noon to 4
p.m. at the Temple. Reserva-
tions are required.
Sisterhood invites you to
attend its paid up membership
dinner on Oct. 13, 7 p.m. with
special guest Eileen Levin and
her musical revue. There is no
charge for paid up members.
The Men's Club is planning a
Card Party for Oct. 18,7:30 p.m.
For information on the
above events, call the Temple
Sukkot Services will
conclude on Sunday, Oct. 2 at
6:45 p.m. Services will also be
held on Monday, Oct. 3 at 9
a.m. Yiskor services will be
held at 10:30 a.m.
Simchat Torah services will
be on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.
and on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 9
Refreshments and Kiddush
will be provided.
Temple Israel Shabbat
service on Friday September
30, will be conducted by Rabbi
Howard Shapiro. His sermon
will be: "The Shelter We
Create." This will be the sixth
night of Sukkot. Cantor Stuart
Pittle will lead the congrega-
tion in songs.
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited. During
the evening service child care
will be provided.
BERNSTEIN, Sadie, 81. of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel, West Palm Beach.
POPOFF, Abraham J.. 72, of Boynton
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
DuBEY, Alton J., 89. of Lake Worth.
Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed Security
Plan Chapel, West Palm Beach.
SCHUFAN, Martin. 81, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
FRIEDMAN, David, 82, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel, West Palm Beach.
OILL. William, 77. of West Palm Beach.
Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed Security
Plan Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral
in BicfieW, N.Y.
KNAUF, Jeffrey A., 30, of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens & Funeral Chapels,
West Palm Beach.
LANDAU, Blanche, 72. of Palm Springs.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home, West
Palm Beach.
GELD. Benjamin, 73, of West Palm Beach.
Menorah Gardens A Funeral Chapels,
West Palm Beach.
ROSENH0LTZ, Tube, 79. of Wesi Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens A Funeral
Chapels. West Palm Beach.
WITHBERG, Max. 77, of Delray Beach.
Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed Security
Plan Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral
in Fresh Meadows, N.Y.
SEMMELSTEIN, Bertha, 82. of West Palm
Beach Menorah Gardens & Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
Candle Lighting Time
^ Sept. 30 6:49 p.m.
Oct. 7-6:43 p.m.

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For 50 years,weVe been sending
kids off to school.
Our hope has always been placed in our children.
In the darkest days of the Holocaust, we
saved tens of thousands of children from
Nazi Europe. In this decade, we've
helped thousands of orphaned
Ethiopian youngsters put down new
roots in Israel.
With the support of the United
Jewish Appeal, Youth Aliyah was there
for our children 50 years agoand contin
ues to be there today. Rescuing them,
teaching them, nurturing them to be all
they can be as Israel's future.
Through Project Renewal we are now reaching out to
a new generation, revitalizing neglected neighborhoods,
providing the counseling, educational, and job training
programs needed to help them share in Israel's
This year, the 50th Anniversary of ^ U J A
UJA, we can all take pride in seeing how
our children have grown.
With your support, we will continue to
make the difference.
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West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
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