Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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Title:
Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach County, Fla. : 1975)
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Jewish Floridian
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8 v. : ill. ;
Language:
English
Publisher:
Fred K. Shochet
Place of Publication:
Miami, Fla

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Jewish newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Palm Beach

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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 28, 1975)-v. 8, no. 40 (Dec. 17, 1982).
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Jan. 2, 1976 called v.2, no. 22, but constitutes v.2, no. 1.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: July 28, 1978 called no. 14 in masthead and no. 15 in publisher's statement; Aug. 25, 1978 called no. 16 in masthead and no. 17 in publisher's statement; Aug. 10, 1979 called no. 15 in masthead and no. 16 in publisher's statement; Oct. 22, 1982 called no. 31 in masthead and no. 32 in publisher's statement.
General Note:
"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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OF PALM BE A CH COUNTY
Combining "OUR VOICE" and "FEDERATION REPORTER"
in conjunction with The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
,3 Number 11
Friday, June 3, 1977
Price 25 Cents
977 Federation Campaign Tops Record
Israeli Scouts to Assist
Camp Shalom Staff Here
GOLDBERG
BEDRAK
This summer three scouts from Israel will join the
^taff at Camp Shalom. "For the past two summers these
couts have been an integral part of our program," stated
Efoarles Jacobson, Camp Committee chairman. "They
ave Drought with them the spirit of Israel and have
elped develop a better understanding between American
knd Israeli youth."
The scouts will assist the Camp Shalom staff in the
reas of Judaic content and overall programming. They
re Hadassa Goldberg, an eleventh-grader from Ramat
Jan, Kyal Giladi, a twelfth grader from Hertzelia B and
>litrom Bedrak, a twelfth grader from Beer-Sheba.
"Last summer the scouts taught our campers Israeli
ongs and dances, cooked Israeli food and established an
il Room, where the boys and girls saw slides of Israel
ml viewed a model kibbutz," stated Bob Kessler, camp
[rector. "We look forward to a very exciting season with
nese talented youngsters."
Mrs. Robert List, a member of the Camp Committee,
as arranged for local families to house the scouts during
eir stay in Palm Beach County.
Top Israeli Model
Is Blaek Beauty
By PHILLIPA MARCUS
Six years ago, a Black Caribbean-born singer and
fashion model named Lois came to Israel to visit a friend.
She stayed, married him, and is now Israel's top
ashion model, in constant demand for her striking good
"iks and her flair for showing new clothes designs to best
vantage.
LOIS MET her Israeli friend, Moshe Chezik, in
oronto, where he was on holiday from his kibbutz. She
'as singing at "Expo '67," just opposite the Israeli
'avilion there, and so the two met in a fittingly inter-
Btional locale.
Lois had been modeling while in Toronto, and her
ihotos had appeared in leading Canadian newspapers as
'ell as in Harper's Bazaar and other important fashion
wgazines throughout the United States.
But when Lois came to Israel, she joined Moshe on
is kibbutz and loved it. Beit Alpha kibbutz, located a
iw miles from Israel's border with Jordan, was "a
ipletely different way of life for me," Lois says.
"1 learned Hebrew and worked in the kindergarten.
day people ask me if I missed my privacy living the
jommunal life of a kibbutz. But it really didn't bother me.
he people were great. I felt good at Beit Alpha."
LOIS LEFT the kibbutz only after getting a part in a
-uction of "Show Boat" in Tel Aviv. It was at that
>e that she began to pose for Israeli cameras. The mter-
tionally-known Israeli fashion house known as Gottex
lw her picture and knew at once that Lois would be an
el figure to model the dramatic Gottex swimwear
'lections. The feeling was mutual and in the past few
rs Lois has represented Gottex at fashion shows in
"is. Copenhagen, Stockholm and other world capitals.
Alan L. Shulman, general campaign chairman
of the 1977 Jewish Federation Combined United
Jewish Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund cam-
paign, has announced that SI .6 million has been
raised so far this year from the Men's and
Women's Divisions. This accounts for an increase
of approximately $300,000 over last year.
Shulman pointed out, however, that there are
still many outstanding gifts which are expected
to come in before the end of the year.
Shulman cited the efforts made by the
Women's Division raising an all-time high of
$430,000, the support from the South County
area, and the approximately 2,000 new gifts, as
the reasons for the increase.
ALTHOUGH HE praised the efforts of the
hundreds of committed volunteers who gave of
their time and their means to support the Fed-
eration campaign, he noted the "shocking number
of Jews in the Palm Beaches who have not as yet
even made a commitment to our campaign."
Shulman further cited specific examples of
members of the community who must reassess
their giving habits so as to become meaningful
participants.
"When people begin to understand the in-
dividual sense of identification and the sheer joy
of sharing in the responsibilities of such aware-
'lt Is coating more
this year to help the
needy and distressed
than In previous
years.'
ALAN L. SHULMAN
ness, they will begin to understand the meaning
of the word Tzedakah.
"It is costing more this year to help the needy
and distressed than in previous years," Shulman
stated. "In reality, our campaign to sustain the
fibre of life in Israel and around the world is never
over. We have a life-long commitment to help our
brothers maintain the dignity they deserve.
Without the greater funds we have been raising,
UJ A programs the world over would be in serious
trouble. We cannot permit cutbacks in social
services and education."
Brzezinski Assures
Leaders on Israel
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
American Jewish leaders have
been reassured by National Se-
curity Affairs Advisor Zbigniew
Brzezinski of the Carter Admin-
istration's continuing close
relationship with Israel and its
standing position that a Middle
East peace settlement will be up
to the parties to the conflict to
negotiate.
Brzezinski, who is chairman of
the National Security Council,
met for an hour at the White
House with a delegation of
national Jewish leaders headed
by Rabbi Alexander Schindler,
chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations.
THEIR DISCUSSIONS cov
ered the Middle East and the
American foreign policy stance.
Schindler, who served as a
spokesman for the group at a
meeting with reporters after-
wards, noted that he could not
report Brzezinski's statements.
But he gave the essence of what
the Administration official said.
"Mr. Brzezinski reaffirmed the
Administration's underlying and
fundamental commitment to
Israel, recognizing that very
special organic relationship
which obtains between these two
countries," Schindler said.
"None of the Administration
statements which thus far have
been made on such issues as the
territories and the Palestinians
represent an American blueprint
which is to be imposed on the
parties," he added. "They are to
be seen rather as providing a con-
ceptual framework within which
the parties can negotiate and
themselves arrive at
resolutions."
AT ANOTHER pointyichind-
ler repeated that "America has
no blueprint and does not intend
to impose anything on the M iddle
East." It would "suggest things
but by no means" form a
"crystallization," he said.
But in reply to reporters'
questions he conceded that he
would not rule out "imposition"
of a settlement in the context
where "a government is so weak
it cannot negotiate or impose its
will on the people" it governs.
SCHINDLER SAID the meet-
ing with Brzezinski was sought
when it appeared that the
Administration was intent on
keeping Israel off a preferred list
Arabs
Threaten
Oil Boycott
JERUSALEM Arab leaders
this week threatened a new oil
embargo in the event that Israel
should refuse to withdraw from
all occupied Arab lands.
The threat was voiced by
Egyptian Foreign Minister
Ismail Fahmy in Alexandria. It
was made in obvious reference to
the Likud victory of Menachem
Begin's forces over the Labor
Party on Tuesday, May 17.
IN AN interview in Tel Aviv,
Begin, speaking on the ABC-TV
program. Issues and Answers, let
the rest of the world see why his
Likud Party is known as "hard
line" and why Israel gave him his
victory.
of countries receiving U.S. mil-
itary supplies and blocking the
cop rod uction with Israel of
certain military equipment.
Following a session with key
Senators last week. President
Carter reversed that trend and
publicly declared that his
Administration's "number one
commitment" in the Middle East
was Israel's security.
Schindler said that although
that obstacle in Israeli-American
relations was removed, the
meeting with Brzezinski was held
as planned. He said his group
held more or less regular monthly
sessions with Administration
officials. The next one was held
on Friday when Jewish leaders
met with Stuart Eizenstat,
director of the President's
Domestic Council. Energy was
the chief topic of discussion.
ASKED ABOUT the Admin-
istration's follow-through on
Carter's commitments with
respect to arms deliveries and the
coproduction of such equipment
as F-16 jet fighters and Israel's
new Merkava (Chariot) tank.
Schindler said the Jewish leaders
had indicated to Brzezinski that
"often a gap exists between the
statement and the deed" and
urged him to do everything in his
power "to follow up both
procedures."
Schindler
Brzezinski's
"heartening."
described
response as
Questioned about charges that
Brzezinski was biased against the
Jewish people, Schindler replied,
"That is not only reckless, it is
not true." He said Brzezinski has
"always been very enlightening,
thoughtful and friendly."


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Friday. jUne;
Strelitz Named 1978 UJA General Chairman | Selig Presides At EducatfoiTc^
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Leonard R. Strelitz of Nor-
folk, Va., was
elected general
chairman of the
United Jewish
Appeal for the
1978 Campaign
at UJA'a Execu-
tive Committee
Retreat at Glen
Cove. N.Y.
Frank R. Lau-
tenberg, the out-
going UJA 8TRELITZ*
general chairman, will be
president of the United Jewish
Appeal, Inc.
At his inauguration, before 150
national and community cam-
paign leaders, Strelitz declared:
"UJA'a success is not measured
by yesterday's accomplishments,
but by what we do today and
plan for tomorrow especially in
1978, which marks our thirtieth
year of partnership with the
people of Israel."
STRELITZ SAID the
American Jewish community's
solidarity with the people of
Israel transcends all personalities
and governments.
"It is an enduring bond that
cannot and will not be
broken by circumstances, for the
Jewish lifeline is global, around
the corner, around the world.
Indeed," Stelitz said, "our con-
tinuity as one Jewish people
relies on our continual re-dedi-
cation in tormenting ourselves
with self-examination. We must
demand the best of ourselves as
we face head-on the shifting
winds of change."
As one of Strelitz's first acts as
general chairman, he appointed
Gordon Zacks of Columbus,
Ohio, to be vice chairman of the
UJA.
STRELITZ HAS played a role
in Jewish communal life for over
a decade. He has served for
several years as a UJA national
chairman. Before that, he was
president and chairman of the
United Jewish Fund of Norfolk,
Va., and a member of its board
and executive committee.
He is past chairman of the
Building Fund of the Norfolk and
Virginia Beach Jewish Com-
munity Center, a director of tht
United Israel Appeal, and a
member of the Board of Gover-
nors of Tel Aviv University.
Also in Norfolk, he serves on
the Executive Committee of
DePaul Hospital and is cochair-
man of the Building Fund of
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Meet Camp
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Swim Instructor
Craig Schimelman moved to
North Palm Beach last July
from Dallas, Tex. He is a
pre dental major entering his
third year at the University
of South Florida. Last sum-
mer Craig worked as the pre-
school swim instructor at
Camp Shalom. He is a certi-
fied Water Safety Instruc-
tor, and holds a current
certificate in American Red
Cross Cardio-pulmonary
Resuscitation Craig is a
member of his school swim
team, and is captain of the
tennis team. He is also a
member of the Honor
Society.
MICHAEL LAMPERT
Swim Instructor
Michael Lampert is a native
of Philadelphia, Pa. He
moved to North Palm Beach
with his family last summer.
Michael is a second semester
sophomore at the University
of Miami. He is a certified
American Red Cross Water
Safety Instructor, a stan-
dard First Aid and Personal
Safety instructor and holds
two current certificates from
the American Heart
Association in Cardio-pul-
monary Resuscitation. He
participated in swimming
competition for three years
in high school as a member of
the swim team and was a
member of the staff of
Arrowhead Day Camp in
Pennsylvania. Michael is
also certified in Boating
Skills and Seamanship by
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STRELITZ WAS the 1971
recipient of the Annual Award of
the National Conference of
Christians and Jews.
He is president of Haynea
Furniture Company and Sydnor
& Hundley, with retail furniture
stores in Virginia, and a director
of the Virginia National Bank.
A graduate of Green brier
Military Academy and Virginia
Polytechnic Institute, Strelitz
lives with his wife Joyce and their
three children in Virginia Beach.
MRS. STRELITZ is a national
vice chairman of the Women's
Division of the National UJA, as
well as a regional vice chairman.
She has been a member of the
national board of the Women's
Division since 1966.
Zacks, the new vice chairman,
is former chairman of the UJA
Young Leadership Cabinet, a
national chaiiman of the UJA,
and a member of its Executive
Committee. He is also a member
of the Executive Committee of
the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee.
Zacks is president of R G.
Barry Company, manufacturers
of leisure footwear.
Dr. Sidney Selig of the Palm
Beach Jewish Community Day
School presided over a two-day
educational conference in Miami
Beach recently which waa at-
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Bureaus of Jewish Education,
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Orthodox, Conservative and
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Ly, June 3.1977
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 3
[Local Family Adopts Refuseniks
Voun
BvRONNITARTAKOW
|SuffWrter. Jewish Floridian
Barry and Elaine Soloway and
yb three children, Brett 9,
ufry 7, and Marc 5, moved to
lorida last July from California.
y is an engineer for ITT and
currently involved with the
0ish Federation's Inter-
tional Soviet Jewry Task Force
the Community Relations
_ft Elaine is also very much
Solved with community affairs,
lu is a member of Bat Ourion
\adassah, president of the JCC
/omen's League and she
irrtntly serves as a member of
i Federation's Russian Re-
ttlement Committee.
Three vears ago, the Soloways
adopted" a "refusenik family"
Asians who had applied for an
it visa to Israel and had been
fused).
I recently visited them at their
in Palm Beach Gardens and
ked them about their adopted
\mily
Question: When did you decide
adopt a Russian family?
!laine: It was not actually a
ision on our part. We had
ne to a meeting and one of the
kers was discussing Soviet
lewrv. He stated how important
was (o write to Russian
Hies and asked if we would
select a family from a list
t he had. The list consisted of
mes of people who had applied
visas and had asked to be
tten to We looked through
names and found the
erg name ... I guess the
.son that we chose it was that
manuel was an engineer and we
It that Barry would have some-
ling in common with him .
t went home that evening and
rote the letter and lo and
bold an answer came and
t was the start.
Question: When did you begin
spending with this family?
lain.': We began almost three
s ago when we were living in
hoenix, Ariz.
Question: What does it mean
"adopt" a Russian family?
Barry: What that means is to
e a commitment to write to
family, to establish corres-
ndence, to try and give them
pe in the form of letters of what
are doing for them. Basically,
tell them there is somebody
ide of Russia who cares
t them and cares what
pens to them. "Adopting" is
in the sense that we normally
osider where you take someone
to your home physically. Here
e are taking a family into our
"me via letters.
Question: Is there any
ncial commitment involved?
I Elaine: Kvery once in awhile
might receive a request .
Mt recently we did receive a
"Bt from the Minnesota Data
* of the National Soviet
movement. They heard
nanuel Fainberg was in need of
K fge and thev were asking
^the families that wrote to him,
"ley wanted to, to donate
<"*y), so that they could come
w'tn a package ... we of
idid.
| Question: What type of
jes do they send?
">e: They would probably
I tan clothes, food, whatever
.'elt he needed there are
things you cannot send,
example, clothes to Russia
*| to be brand new you
end anything that's been
You have to be careful
you send and how much you
"the family should all of a
come up with a lot of
*hich they may try to sell
e black market" in order to
other things that they need
_lne Russians might suspect
wbeing involved in under-
"^ activities ... so you're
that you don't send too
"w not items that would
"Th9 fato of our family
was a sad ono as was the
ma of many Jewish
families which don't
understand that by
mooting with a totalitarian
system, thay had to act
more rapidly."
cause a great deal of suspicion.
Question: Do you send these
packages directory from here
or does someone else handle this
procedure?
Barry: This particular package
was sent out of the Miami
chapter, which handles all of
southern Florida. It's usually
handled through one of the major
Soviet Jewry Council areas. They
put the packages together and
they know what the proper pro-
cedures are for the best chance of
getting them into Russia.
Elaine: There is an entire net-
work throughout this country
... of the National Soviet Jewry
Council, which is based in New
York City. There Is also a "data
bank" which is in Minnesota.
This data bank has information
on every adopted family.
Question: How many families
are assigned to one Russian
family?
Elaine: The more the better.
One of the major things that this
letter writing does is to provide
"safety" for these families. If the
Russians see that a particular
family or a particular person is
getting a great deal of mail then
they're aware that someone in the
United States knows about this
family therefore the person
automatically becomes a bit
safer.
Question: What is this par-
ticular family's situation?
Elaine: F.manuel was an
engineer before he applied for a
visa and his wife was a dentist.
At this point she is no longer
practicing. As soon as they
applied she lost her job. He was
luckier than most ... he could
have totally lost his job, but
instead he was transferred.
Originally he was an electrical
engineer in a firm with some
status and prestige. He is now an
electrician on a chicken farm .
to which he travels two hours
each way by train.
Barry: Generally when a
person applies for a visa, the first
thing that happens is they're
fired from their position. The
reason this happens is that once
you're no longer employed you
are considered a "parasite" ... in
other words you are living off the
goodness of the country without
trying to support yourself, and
that's cause for arrest. Some
people are fortunate, they can
find some menial jobs.
Elaine: Let me read something
about Emanuel's history from his
own letter: "... and now about
us, the fate of our family was a
sad one as was the fate of many
Jewish families which don't
understand that by meeting with
a totalitarian system, they had to
act more rapidly. Before the
second World War, my parents
came back from a journey to
Israel... all our family wished to
go from Lithuania, where I was
bora ... to Israel Instead of
this my parents were exiled to
Siberia. With them was I and my
brother. I am the only one of my
family who remains all for the
Aliyah to Israel in order that my
children would never repeat my
fate ."
Barry: In the family there is
Emanuel, Shulamit his wife, and
two children, Nathan, 18, and
Ella, 14. Nathan was hoping to
get into the University this
coming May, but there is a prob-
lem. Since the family has
requested a visa, the Soviet
Government feels that if they are
leaving, why should they bother
to educate their child. This is
another way of keeping him out
of the University, hence he would
have to go into military service.
Once he goes into military service
he must serve for several years.
After he is released he will not be
allowed to emigrate on the basis
that he has learned military
secrets. These are all "trumped
up" ways to keep families from
emigrating.
Question: Is there any hope
that they will get out?
Barry: They have been turned
down five times in the past four
years.
Question: I am surprised that
these letters you receive speak so
freely of their plight in the Soviet
Union Have you found any of
them that appear to have been
censored?
Barry: I am sure that they are
censored however each town
in Russia sets its own standards,
as to whom it will or will not
allow mail or packages to be de-
livered to. Novo Sibersk, is way
out of the mainstream, far away
from Moscow, and they seem to
be somewhat freer in allowing
communication. We've sent a
number of small packages in at
various times during the year,
some of them religious in nature
. and they have gotten
through.
Elaine: About three years ago
they sent our son Brett a gift for
his birthday, as is mentioned in
this letter from Emanuel "as
we know that Brett's birthday is
in May we decided to mark this
event and so we sent him a little
toy ... a little bear, yesterday by
way of Budapest. My daughter
Ella kissed him before we packed
it and said 'fly, fly to the United
States and I'll fly to Israel' .
and so little Brett, best wishes to
you and let this little Siberian
bear be our expression of friend-
ship and wishes for happiness for
all your children and don't
feel hurt that the bear is so little
... we send it to you with great,
great heart and with great regret
that this was all we could do, in
our complicated condition ."
Barry: We should mention
that we have written to the Presi-
dent, to all of the Russian of-
ficials including people in the
Ministry of Health and the
Immigration Department.
Elaine: We sent letters to our
Congressmen when we were
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in turn sent letters to the Kremlin
. obviously to no avail.
Question: Is there any danger
that any of this type of corres-
pondence, or pressure might
"backfire" and cause these
families great hardship?
Elaine: Absolutely not .
they've requested these letters
because they know it's a safety.
We were told about two brothers,
who are very outspoken and have
been arrested a number of times.
One of the brothers was told by
the Ovir, when he was brought in
for questioning, that were it not
for the letters he receives from
the United States, they would
put an end to him.
Question: How would someone
in this community go about
adopting a Russian family?
Barry: What we are trying to
do is gather some interest within
the community to find people
who are willing to correspond to
families in the Soviet Union.
Once we get that established it
will be worthwhile to go into a
bigger endeavor. Anyone who is
interested in adopting a Russian
family should contact the Inter-
national Soviet Jewry Task
Force, c/o Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County.
Reaching across the "iron curtain" into Russia the Soloway
family has opened a pathway of hope to Russians who are
unable to obtain exit visas to Israel. By sending letters to a
family of "refuseniks" they have provided "safety" for their
brethren in the Soviet Union. Pictured (left to right) Abbv
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Community Calendar
JUNE 6
Jewish Family & Children's Service
Executive
Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood
Board
JUNE 7
Community Calendar Meeting
JUNES
Camp Sholom Committee
Jewish War Veterans Board
Pioneer Women Qolda Meir
Federation Board Meetina
JUNE 10
Leadership Development Retreat
JUNE 11
Leadership Development Retreat
JUNE 12
Leadership Development Retreat
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood Board
JUNE 13
Labor Zionist Alliance Board
United Order True Sisters Regular & Board
JUNE 14
Camp Sholom Staff Orientation
B'nai B'rith Women Menorah
Jewish Community Center
President's Council
JUNE 15
Camp Sholom Staff Orientation
Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary
Women's American ORT Regular
Board
JUNE 16
Camp Sholom Staff Orientation
Women's American ORT Evening Board
The Bitter Fruit
It is interesting to note that as President Carter's top
adviser Zbiegnew Brzezinski was meeting in Washington
with Jewish leaders to assure them on U.S.-Israeli ties, the
President himself was preparing a speech for delivery at
Notre Dame University Sunday in which he warned that
he would expect Israel to abide by the United Nations
decisions in the Israel-Arab dispute.
Which United Nations decisions? To commit suicide?
There is an increasing duality in the Carter per-
sonality which bespeaks more than the fertile mind of a
man who refuses to be pinned down on a specific issue
because he sees too many alternative possibilities as
answers.
The duality spells a singular portrait: Carter is
capable of saying many attractive things attractive to
the American Jewish community, which he instructed
Brzezinski to tell the Jewish leaders. At the same time, he
emerges as a man potentially more conservative in his
view of possible Middle Eastern solutions that are far
narrower in terms of Israeli interests than either of his
Republican predecessors entertained at their worst.
What is so appalling about this is that we knew it all
at the outset and said so in these columns. If one voted
for President Carter back in November, it was not because
he would be especially friendly to Israel, we opined.
The vote would be for a man with a new guiding
moral spirit only so far as domestic American affairs are
concerned. In foreign affairs, he could be even more
pragmatic than most.
What we said then is now bearing fruit. It may be too
early to tell, but already the fruit seems bitter.
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Friday, June 3, 1977
17 SI VAN 5737
Number 11
WOMENS AMERICAN ORT
The West Palm Chapter of
Women's American ORT will
hold a luncheon and card party at
noon on Tuesday, June 7 at
Circus Circus on Okeechobee
Blvd. For reservations contact
Miriam Tarsy.
A Thanksgiving weekend at
the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami
Beach is planned for 4 days and 3
nights. For reservations and
information call Miriam Tarsy.
New officers for the Palm
Beach Region of Women's Amer-
ican ORT were installed at a
ceremony held on May 15. Mrs.
David Silverman was officer of
the day and Mrs. Jason Mishkit
was collation chairman.
The officers, representing
1,900 members in 14 chapters in
Palm Beach County will be: Ann
Cohen, president; Pearl Hart-
man, chairman of Executive
Board; Anne Fineberg, Judy
Glatt, Betty Jackel, Betty Levi
and Blanche Silverman, vice
presidents; Roz Schneider, cor-
responding secretary; Frances
Hiltzik, financial secretary; Ida
Friedman, treasurer; and
Millicent Bangel, parliamen-
tarian.
Women's American ORT (Or-
ganization for Rehabilitation
through Training) has more than
150,000 members and currently
supports more than 75,000
students in some 700 schools
throughout the world, including
Israel, the Near East, Europe
and South America. A new
facility is to be opened in New
York City in July of this year.
Mid-Palm Chapter of the
Women's American ORT will
hold a general meeting on June
13 at the Faith Presbyterian
Church, Palm Springs, at 1:30
p.m. For transportation, contact
Ruth Strumph.
CONGREGATION
ANSHEISHOLOM
The Mens Club of Anshei
Sholom will hold their Board of
Directors meeting on Sunday,
June 5 at 10 a.m. The meeting
will include the second reading of
the by-laws. Meetings will not be
held during the months of July
and August unless specially
convened.
HADASSAH
The Palm Beach County Chap-
ter of Hadassah held its annual
installation luncheon. May 5 at
the Sheraton Inn, West Palm
Beach.
Outgoing President Marjorie
Dreier praised the groups for
their work in over-subscribing in
every phase of their fund-raising
goals. She thanked Terry
Rapaport and her Angel Com-
mittee "who have been
responsible for the most out-
standing Angel of Mercy Lun-
cheon, a mainstay of the
Chapter's fund-raising
program."
Newly installed President Ann
Hopfan displayed an Israeli flag
that was flown at the rededi-
cation of Mt. Scopus Hospital in
Jerusalem. Dorothy Segelin and
Gertrude Friedberg of the Yovel
group brought the flag back from
Israel for the occasion. The flag
was made from the linens of the
hospital.
Tikvah Hadaesah will hold its
next board meeting on June 10 at
10 a.m. at the home of Goldie
Meyers, Century Village.
Thanksgiving weekend
reservations may be made by
contacting Roslynd Oliver.
INTERNATIONAL ORDER
OF ODD FELLOWS
IOOF will meet June 3 and 17,
12:30 p.m. at the IOOF Temple.
There will be no meetings during
July and August. For in-
formation call Rose Kaiser.
Palm Beach Odd FeUowa
Lodge 88 will hold a free
assembly night on June 15. All
brothers residing in West Palm
Beach are invited to attend the
assembly which will feature a
collation.
A brief business meeting, led
by Brothers Chairman Henry
Kaufman and coordinator Ben
Gobey will follow the collation.
The group will gather at 7:30
p.m. in the IOOF Temple, down-
town West Palm Beach.
Samuel Kaiser, state district
deputy, can provide trans-
portation information.
AMERICAN JEWISH
COMMITTEE
J. Samuel Perlman was elected
president of the Palm Beach
Chapter of the American Jewish
Committee, at the annual
meeting held recently. Sylvan
Cole was named honorary
president.
Vice presidents elected were
Mrs. Alfred P. Haft, Edwin Herz
and Charles I. Kaplan.
In addition to the officers,
those elected to the Executive
Board were Dr. Shirley Chartock,
Sylvan Cole, Mrs. Sylvan Cole,
Harry B. Denner, Harry L.
Klson. Donald S. Fried, Stanley
Hollander, Stanley M. Jenkins,
Moe Kleinfeld, Dr. Eliot H.
Klnrfein, Arthur B. Leibovit,
Maurice Magid. (leorge New-
burger, Mrs. David A. Newman,
Dr. Theodore Rosov, Dr. Samuel
J. Rosen, William W. Wachtel
and Dr. Joseph W. Wunsch.
Donald S. Fried was re-elected
secretary, and Treasurer Harry
B. Denner will remain in his post.
The Advisory Cabinet for the
1977-78 year will be Maurice
Magid, chairman: Dr. Shirley
Chartock; Sylvan Cole; Harry
II-..hi Stanley Hollander and
George Newburger.
The honorary members of the
Board will be Nathan Appleman,
Jacob Goldfarb, Benjamin Horn-
stein, Lester Mendell, Mrs.
Dorothy Rautbord, Mrs. Joseph
Regenstein and S. H. Scheuer.
B'NAI B'RITH
Athe recent forty-first annual
convention of the B'nai B'rith
Florida State Association held in
Miami Beach, the following men
were unanimously elected to
office:
Fred Snyder, president; Louis
Hymson. president-elect;
Norman Weinstein, vice presi-
dent; Col. Nat Kurcher, vice
president: and Irving Zucker,
vice president.
Rubin Binder of Margate
Lodge and Hi Sirota of Sunrise
were named to the District Board
of Governors.
The convention also passed a
resolution to reconstruct the
Hillel House at the University of
Florida. Gainesville.
The next regular monthly
meeting of the Tel Aviv Lodge of
B'nai B'rith will be held on
Wednesday evening, June 15 at
7:30 p.m. at the Kirk lane Ele-
mentary School.
The meeting will be dedicated
to the State of Israel. There will
be a film presentation on the life
in Israel.
Meetings are held the third
Wednesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at the Kirklane School.
There will be no meetings during
the months of July and August.
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
Boynton Beach Chapter B'nai
B'rith Women will hold its
dosing meeting of the season on
Frida^J^TT
Monday, June 13a7l2^ '
.^Temple Beth *?
JEWISH WAR VETERANS
No. 408 will hold[? as**
festival at the Century &
Hobday Inn on June 16 at 1?*
This will be the last liE.
until September. A sht
busmeas session wUl be presS
pver by President Rose WW
berg, followed by a social hour
On Sunday, May 15 til m
JWVA presidents were honotri
by the Department of Fkrid,
Lad.es Auxiliary with a brunch
at the Konover Hotel, Miami
Beach. Those attending 2
traub Min Weinstein. Isabel
Block. Nettie Hanser and
President Rose Weinberg.
FREE SONS
OF ISRAEL
The Free Sons of Israet-Palm
Beach Lodge 221 recently in-
stalled its newly elected officers
with Brother Gabe Suchow
representing the Grand Lodge,'
acting as installing officer.
New officers include Robert
Ketzis, president; Louis Dick-
stein, first vice president; Mac
Rosenthal. second vice president;
May Streiter, financial secretary;
Anne Davis, recording secretary;
Clara Title, treasurer; Milton
Livingston, chaplain; Milton
Gootblatt, associate chaplain;
Edward Kaplan, lyler; Joe Katz,
tyler; Reuben Gluskin. three-
year trustee; Joe Singer, two-
year trustee; and Ruth King,
one-year trustee.
KAPLAN ACKERMAN
ISRAEL HISTADRUT
FOUNDATION
A book review of Nobel Prize
author Saul Bellow's "To Jeru-
salem and Back" will be pre-
sented by Anne Ackerman, book
reviewer, communal and rivic
leader: at the annual Women's.
Day, Inverrarv Country Club,
Thursday. June 2. at 10:30a.m.
under the sponsorship of the
Israel Histadrut Foundation.
Mrs. Minerva Kaplan, pro-
gram chairman, announced that
Women's Day and the eel*
bration of the tenth anniversary ,
of the reunification of Jerusalem
is an expression of solidarity wiu
the women of Israel. She staled,
'We are having a special candle-
lighting ceremony honoring ten
outstanding women representing
their communities. These won*
are Mollie Falik. West Palm
Beach; Estelle Freeman, Ue*
field Beach; Dora FnicM.
Sunrise; Minerva Kap'w.
Lauderhill: Rose K"
Plantation; Sarah Klem. Li*
dale Lakes; Esther Molat, W
Palm Beach; Pearl Paster,^
Palm Beach; Anne ftwwgj
Fort Lauderdale; and HU
Worman. Sunrise."
Pianist Dorothy Ko*MjJ
play Hebraic and YM
rnelodies according to^I*
Morton Malavsk)>. $**?{
the South Broward Oouad
national board membe < u*
Israel Histadrut Foundation.
Dr. Sol Stein n-t-g
president of the Foundauon. 3
just returned from I^g, J
speak on'Prospects for P*" |
the City of Peace I
Tickets can be obtained^
Histadrut Foundation L_
Hallandale.
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1977
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page5
Ijewteh Community Center Presents
HOB NEWS
of
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nsportation for transit
table through the Conv
nsive Senior Service pro-
The Jewish Community
L.Comprehensive Senior
Center bus has been
people to hospitals for
treatments, check-outs
[check-ins, to nursing homes
Visit spouses, to doctors
(when Escort Service
not accommodate) and to
Htion sites. Services have
expanded to include a food
bping route. Those 60 years of
(or older who have no car and
tunable to reach their dea-
jjns by bus can call 689-
and ask for transportation.
you have a problem?
ns Information and Re-
Service is at the JCC to
"you. Call 689-7700 and ask
l&R.
pring Adult Education
es have ended but will
|me in the Fall. Modern
uught by Dawn Kapner,
| the last session at Pine Jog
|ter. Hy Bronfin wrote this to
"The Friday classes at the
have enlightened many a
1 have heard far more
one of them say, "This has
an educational day. It has
been boring, I did not yawn,
Kapner has turned darkness
Dawn."
art class concluded their
session with instructor
Siminelli by having a
ng luncheon. Members of the
prepared the repast.
May 15, Rose Herzbergand
nie Urbach entertained
jors with a piano duet. Rose
the group in a sing-a-long
ards and several members
the afternoon with an
K dance Sunday for Seniors
not meet regularly during the
ler. The next meeting will
une 12.
he Second Tuesday of the
in Club served a lunch for
60 people this past meeting.
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Bertha Greenwald, treasurer
Marian Rubin and President Sam
Rubin were on the luncheon com
mittee. Sona Simon contributed
plants and Barbara Hurst and Cy
Kennedy of Retired Senior
Volunteer Persons delivered a
program on volunteerism.
Thursday is Health Day at the
JCC CSSC. The Consult Your
Doctor series meets at 1:30 p.m.
Doctors in the community have
been addressing groups of seniors
with a question and answer
period afterwards. For the month
of June, speakers will be Dr.
Pierce Weinstein, anesthesiolo-
gist, on June 2; Dr. Alan Fox,
pathologist on June 9; Dr. Lee
Fisher, general office of internal
medicine on June 16; Dr. John P.
Kinney on June 23, and Dr.
Bernard Kimmel on June 30. The
series will begin again in Sep-
tember.
Ann Kasaendorf and Frances
Knopf, newcomers to the Senior
JCC program are the chair-
persons of the weekly trip day
summer activity, Getting to
Know Your Community, and
have organized the program for
June. Groups of fourteen will
tour places of interest in the com-
munity on the JCC bus. On June
1, the group toured the Hibel
Museum in Palm Beach and
walked around Poinciana Plaza;
on June 8, a visit to the West
Palm Beach Library plus a ride
along Flagler Drive with a stop at
Temple Beth El are featured. Call
the Senior Center for reser-
vations.
On June 24 the Palm Beach
Health Department will conduct
a hypertension and glaucoma
screening session at our center,
free of charge.
Several requests for a Lip
Reading class have been received
but several more inquiries are
required before a class can form.
Adult Community Education will
provide the instructor. There is
no fee and all adults are invited to
enroll. Contact Gail Weinstein at
the JCC for information.
Jean Rubin, coordinator, wel-
comes Gail Weinstein, secretary
to the JCC CSSC family. The
center is open from 9 to 5,
Monday through Friday. Fannie
Simon, Citizens Information
specialist is available to answer
any questions.
FOR EVERYONE
On Sunday, June 5 the JCC
will hold an Open House. A
review of the work of the work of
the season will start at 2 p.m. in
the Teen Lounge. Refreshments
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for all will accompany a Karate
demonstration led by instructor
Jimmy Diaz and a Ballet exercise
led by Barbara Altz of the Ballet
Arts in North Palm Beach. The
handiwork crafts and art created
by pre-schools and elementary
school children will provide the
appropriate decor in which to talk
about Parenting. Mylea Cooley,
Ph.D in Psychology and PET
instructor for the JCC will sum-
marize communication skills.
Introductions will be made of
the staff for the JCC Creative and
Performing Arts program. Lisa
Rubin, Sue Levi, Ann Keiaer,
Sharin Greenwald and Jimmy
Diaz will be on hand.
Meet the Newcomers from
Israel, Michael and Diane Soil.
Michael's background includes:
director of JCC in Eilat, Israel;
instructor of fine arts in Eilat
Community College Israel; in-
structor of drama at Beersheba
Community Center; instructor of
Hebrew Drama at Ben Gurion
University of the Negev; actor
and producer of Tel Aviv
Repertory Theatre. Diane was a
theater instructor at Eilat Com-
munity College; actress and
dance instructor at Beersheba
Municipal Theatre; Ball State
Dance Company, Muncie, Ind.
Only 20 openings exist in the
program for 10 weeks at $25 per
week. JCC Membership required.
Teens from 13-15 can be appren-
tice counselors at no cost if
families are members. There will
he swimming daily from 11 a.m.
to noon at the Ware Drive
recreation center. On rainy days
and for special events and drama
full use of Temple Beth Els
Senter Hall. The newly refur-
bished arts and crafts room at the
JCC will house special equipment
needed for the creative work
planned. Mel Tanen and Lou
Barrish helped create the summer
program.
Decorator and general con-
tractor of the program has b'jen
volunteer Mike Rubin from
Hoynton Beach. Mike also
teaches elementary aged young-
sters in the New Hammer and
Nail class at the JCC.
Karate will continue during the
summer for elementary school
children at the summer program
as part of the planned activities.
Teenagers and adults will also
continue Karate classes on
Thursday evenings throughout
the summer.
A Watercolor Class is available
on Thursday evenings for
Adults. Call the JCC at 689-7700.
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Temple Beth El. Eight weeks at
$40 for JCC members and S65 for
non- members. Temple member-
ship will be honored at member
rates. Call now for the eight-week
course. Sue Levi will administer
the program. Dates and time will
be arranged at the convenience of
the group.
The JCC Women's League is
planning* a weekend of workshops
in July "with Libby Tanner. The
subject of the workshop is
Human Sexuality. Professionals,
couples, singles, young adults,
old idults, mature adults, busi-
ness people, are invited to stop
by the JCC for a brochure and
registration form.
A night-time Myatery Bua
Ride headed South will be
picking up passengers at the JCC
some time in June. Call the JCC
for details.
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Organizations
Continued from Page 4
Rae Hornstein (left), outgoing president of the Golda Meir Club
of Pioneer Women, presents Thelma Newman a plaque on being
named Woman of the Year. Looking on are incoming President
Sally Rudnick (second from right) and Grace Herskowitz from
the national office of Pioneer Women (far right).
Harlem; Financial Secretary,
PIONEER WOMEN
The Golda Meir Club of
Pioneer Women held their annual
installation of officers luncheon
on May 18.
Thelma Newman, music critic
and radio commentator was pre-
sented with a plaque as the
"Woman of the Year," by out-
going President Rae Hornstein.
Mrs. Newman honored the group
by becoming its newest member.
Mrs. Hornstein installed the
following officers for the coming
year: President, Sally Kudnick;
First Vice President, Selma
Rind; Second Vice President, Bea
Cohen; Treasurer, Evelyn
Sally Plaxe; Recording Sec-
retary, Paula Mann; and Cor-
responding Secretary, Roslyn
Reiss.
Grace Herskowitz from the
national office also attended the
affair. She will be field repre-
sentative for Broward and Palm
Beach Counties for this year.
Entertainment was provided by
"The Merry Minstrels" under the
leadership of Joseph Turoff.
The Golda Meir Club will hold
an open board meeting on
Wednesday, June8, 1 p.m. in the
hospitality room at Century
Village to welcome the newly
elected officers.
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Fridy.June3

2Ufc Tl
IRabbtntcal fage
devoted to diicunion of themei and istuei relevant to Jewih Hfo past Mid pretent
co-ordinated by the
Palm Beach County Rabbinical Council
Editor
Rabbi William H. Shapiro
Sacrificing for Ideals
By Rabbi Harry Z. Selectman
Congregation Anshei Sholom
Since the second day of Pass-
over we have been observing a
period of counting days, days of
Sfiroh which means counting.
The Torah commanded that from
the second day of the holiday we
should count fifty days, and on
the fiftieth day is the Festival of
Shavuot.
This is one of the observances
of the agricultural society in
which ancient Jewry lived, for
fifty days after the planting
season, which is Passover, the
first fruits become ripe, and on
Shavuot these first fruits were to
be brought to the Holy Temple as
an offering. The holiday is, there-
fore, called Chag Habikurim, the
festival of the first fruits.
The priest was to set aside an
omer, a measure of barley each
day, and thereby count the days,
giving it the term "counting the
Omer." Shavout is also observed
in the religious sense as the Zman
matan torosainu, the season
when we received the Torah, for
fifty days after the exodus from
Egypt the Israelites came to Mt.
Sinai, and Moses went up to
receive the two tablets of stone
engraved with the Ten Com-
mandments.
IT HAS become an established
teaching of religious observance
that during the days of Sfiroh no
weddings or gala affairs are to be
enjoyed, except on L'ag Bo'omer,
the thirty-third day of the
counting of the Mer, or on Rosh
Chodesh. the days of the new
moon. And therein lies a historic
event.
It was in the year 135 C.E.,
when the Roman subjugation of
Judea became unbearable to the
Jewish people, because of their
oppressive decrees forbidding the
Jews to live according to their
religious faith, that Rabbi Akiba
organized an insurrection against
the Roman might. He obtained
the mighty Bar Kochba to lead a
Jewish army into the battle.
Rabbi Akiba s 24,000 disciples
joined in the war, for they were
zealous for the observance of
these teachings which became the
basis of the Jewish faith and
which their people received on
Shavout.
During the days of Sfiroh in
the year of the battle, Rabbi
Akiba's disciples were killed. For
that reason those days became a
time of mourning. It was the
inspiration of the event of
Shavout and for the ideals of
their faith that these disciples
laid down their lives. After three
years of warfare, except for a
victory at Bethar on the thirty-
third day of the Sfiroh, the
Roman might overpowered the
Jewish army, and the defeat of
the Jews at that time was the
final blow which resulted in the
long exile of nearly two thousand
years.
SHAVOUT IS not observed
with elaborate rituals as
Passover or Succos because, as
some rabbis intimate, Shavout is
a continuation of Passover. But
it seems to me that Shavout,
because of the event that oc-
curred then, is of greater conse-
quence than the other holidays
because if not for our receiving
the Torah, we could not have
remained a people with our
Jewish Faith. This realization of
the greatest of all experiences of
our people does not need any
elaborate observance for nothing
can be greater than the
Revelation on Mt. Sinai. The
ritual most important then is the
reading of the Ten Command-
ments in the Torah reading of the
day, and the introduction to that
ritual by the reciting of the
beautiful poem of the Akdomos
which describes the divine and
eternal gift of the Law of the
Almighty.
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Behaalotekha
" When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give
light in front of the candlestick" (Num. 8.2).
BEHAALOTEKHA "And the Lord spoke unto Moses,
saying: Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him: When thou
lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in
front of the candlestick.'. And this was the work of the
candlestick, beaten work of gold; unto the base thereof,
and unto the flowers thereof, it was beaten work; ac-
cording unto the pattern which the Lord had shown
Moses, so he made the candlestick" (Numbers 8.1-4).
After the Levites had been purified, they who were bet-
ween their twenty-fifth (Numbers 8.24) and their fiftieth
years, came to the tent of meeting to take the place of the
first-born in the holy service. In the second year after the
Israelites had departed from Egypt, they observed the
Passover festival on the 14th day of the first month,
Nissan. Those who having touched a corpse were deemed
impure, were required to wait a month to observe the
festival. On the 20th day of the second month, the cloud
rose from the tabernacle, and the children of Israel
journeyed from Mount Sinai, each tribe grouped around
its standard, three days' distance behind the Ark. At this
time, the Israelites began burdening Moses with their
complaints. To ease the burden, 70 elders, on whom
Moses' spirit rested, were delegated to serve under him.
(Th rvcowntine ol tht Weafcly Portion ot the Law is extracted and bated I
upon "Tht Graphic History of tht Jewish Htritag*," edited by P. Wollman j
Tsamir, *l 5. published by Shenoold The volume I* available at 7 5 Maiden
Lane, New Verfc. N.Y. 1MM. Joiapn Schiane, is president el the society
distributing the volume I
RABBI HARRY SCHECTMAN
By RABBI SAMUEL FOX
Question: Why does Jewish
law forbid Jews to intermarry
with people of other faiths?
Answer: Generally, this is
traced to a Biblical command-
ment where the Jewish people
were told "not to engage in mar-
riages with other nations"
(Deuteronomy 7:3). Medieval
Jewish sources have attempted
to explain this prohibition in a
number of ways.
Some (e.g. Chinuch) have
claimed that such a marriage
would mislead the Jewish partner
in regard to his own faith. If the
other partner is stronger in
character and overwhelming in
emotion, the Jew might easily be
swayed to give up his own faith
or at least to disregard the tenets
and observances of his faith.
Some (Chinuch) claim that the
children resulting from such a
union would either be confused as
to which faith to follow or might
leave the Jewish faith.
STILL OTHERS (Abrabanel)
explain that such a marriage
would not have the full ex-
perience of an ideal marriage and
might only be an accommodation
of sexual desire which is not
regarded as a sufficient ground
for marriage.
Modern authors have seen
another explanation. They have
become aware of the possibility
that intermarriage might greatly
reduce the numerical population
of the Jewish people and even-
tually lead to total assimilation,
if not the extinction, of the
Jewish identity.
Basically, it might be under-
stood on the grounds that
marriage requires an experience
of sharing the most essential
experiences of life. Obviously,
among Jews, one of these most
essential experiences is faith An
ideal marriage requires the
sharing of deep faith in one's
religion. If the two partners are of
two different faiths there might
be great friendship between the
two people but not the deep-felt
sharing of a common faith ex-
perience. Marriage partnership is
involved in a family faith ex-
perience whereas people of dif-
ferent faiths cannot share suf-
ficient family experience, thus
leaving the marriage short of
fulfillment.
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REFORM
TEMPLE ISRAEL
1901 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach. Florida 33407
8338421
Rabbi Irving B Cohen
Sabbath services. Friday ai 8:15
p.m. Saturday services 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF
BOCA RATON
P O Box 568
Boca Raton. Florida 33432
391 8901
Rabbi Norman T. Mendel
Sobbath services, Friday ot 8:15
p.m.
AAorovian Church, 12th Ave. and
__Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton
TEMPLE ETERNAL LIGHT
P.O. Box 3
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
426 1600
Rabbi Beniomm Rosayn
Sabbath services, Friday ot
p.m.
at Unitanan-Universalist
Fellowship Building
162 W Palmetto Park Rd
Boca Raton
CONSERVATIVE
CONGREGATION
ANSHEI SHOLOM
5348 Grove Street
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
684 3212
Rabbi Harry Z. Schectman
Rabbi Emeritus Henry Jerech
Fridoy 8:30a m, 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:30a m ; 7:30p.m.
Daily 8:30a.m ,7:30p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL
2815 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach. Florida 33407
833 0339
Rabbi Asher Bor-Zev
Sabbath services Friday at 8 15
p m
Saturday at 9:30a.m.
Doily Minyan at 8:15 a.m.,
Sunday at 9 a m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
315 North "A" Street
lake Worth, Florida 33460
5855020
Robbi Emanuel Eisenberg
Services. Mondays and Thursdays
ot 0:30 a.m.
Friday at 8:15 p.m.
Saturday at 9:30 am.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID
Sabbath services. Friday at 8 p. m.
At Westminister
Presbyterian Church
10410 N M.l.tory Trail. Palm
Beach Gardens 321 Northloke
Blvd. North Palm Beach. Flo
33408
845 1134
Rabbi Hyman Fishman
Cantor Nicholas Fenakel
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
N.W Avenue "G"
Belle Glade. Florida 33430
Jack Statemon. Lay leader
Sabbath services, Friday at 8 30
p.m.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB
275 Alemeda Drive
Palm Springs, Flondo 33460
Sabbath services. Friday ol I
p m
Saturday at 9o m
Mondays and Thursdays Ot9o m.
Services held at Faith United
Presbyterian Church, PoN
Springs
B'NAI TORAH
CONGREGATION
PO Box 2306
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Robbi Nathan Zeli/er
Sobbath services, Friday at 8 l|
p m
2nd and 4th Saturdays at 930
a m
Meets at
Weight Watchers
1775 N.E. 5th Ave.
Boca Raton, Flo rf
TEMPLE EMETH of the DUW]
HEBREW CONGREGATION
P.O. Box 1214, Delroy Beoc*,|
Florida 33444 _
Sabbath services Friday ot W
p.m. Fellowship Hall, Con|
Methodist Church, 342 NSw^l
Ave.. Delray Mr. Henry Bloomy
President
TEMPLE EMANU-El
190 North County Rood
Polm Beoch. Florida 33480
832-0804
Rabbi Max I Forman
Cantor David DordosM'
Sabbath services, Friday B
p.m.
Saturday at 9 a.m.
CONGREGATION BETH W
2515 N.E. 2nd Court
BoyntanB*KKh.FlarKk,33^l5
Sobbath services,
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Services neld ot
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June 3, 1977
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 7
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Lnty is a volunteer organization. Without
\unteers the programs and services
wided by the Federation would never be
zed. Pictured above are (left to right)
Kfy Levine, Al Levine, Molly Blum,
Sylvia Schuster, Gertrude Levitan, Rose
Mass, Abe Gelb, Carol Weber, and Renee
bcheiner, who spend many hours at the
federation office "doing the things that need
to be done."
Riverside Dedicates West Palm Chapel
dication ceremonies were
tly held for the new
Lerside Memorial Chapel
tted at 4714 Okeechobee
, in West Palm Beach.
fcligious ceremonies were
iducted by Dr. Max L. For-
D, president of the Rabbinical
ciation of Palm Beach
|unty. Sharing in the
monies and representing

their respective Congregations
were Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg, '
Dr. William H. Shapiro, Rabbi
Harry Schectman and Rabbi
Benjamin Rosayn.
Carl Grossberg, president of
Riverside Memorial Chapels and
Alfred Golden, vice president of
Riverside greeted the assembly.
Kenneth Kay, the manager of the
new facility, acted as master of
ceremonies.
Guests were given a tour of the
new Riverside Chapel which
contains a Ritualarium (Mikva)
and other facilities for the per-
formance of the Ritual of
Washing (Tahara).
The dedication was followed by
a reception at Temple Israel,
West Palm Beach which was
attended by over 200 people.
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attendance at the dedication ceremonies
the new Riverside Memorial Chapel in
I'est Palm Beach are (from left) Rabbi Ben-
fmin Rosayn, Alfred Golden, vice president
Riverside; Carl Grossberg, president of
Riverside; Dr. Max L. Forman, Rabbi
Emanuel Eisenberg, Dr. William H.
Shapiro, Rabbi Harry Schectman and
Kenneth Kay, manager of the new facility.
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Of Palm Beach County, Inc.
2815 N. F lag lei Drive, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Is now accepting applications for
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Grade l-Grade Vl-Elementary School
Grades Vll-VIII-Junior High School
Transportation throughout Palm Beach County
Admission Tests Required
Application Forms & Further Information-
Dr. Sidney Selig, Director
832-8423 / 4
Financial Assistance Available
Deadline May 15, 1977
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Applications are now being accepted for the Federation
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for two weeks. The Mission is open to all men and women of
Palm Beach County. All participants will be requested to attend
three seminars that will be scheduled in September, prior to
leaving on the Mission.
For information and applications contact:
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County
2415 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Telephone (305) 689-5900
YOU CAN FIND IT...HERE
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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
CRC Update
What Is CRC Update?
By HENRY GROSSMAN and
BRUCE DANIELS, Cocfaainnen
Community Relations Council
Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County
People have asked, "What is
CRC Update?" It is the voice of
the Community Relations
Council trying to keep the
community aware of major
developments affecting Jews,
locally and worldwide. So. .
(1.) Complacent about
Israel? Israel has had an
almost peaceful year. Can we
ix? We quote from the
II, 1977 interview with
-O Chairman, Yassir
published in Al-
Yakza, the Kuwaiti weekly:
"Our'Struggle. .will begin
with a resurgence of our
suicide' strikes against the
Zionist foe. The coming
weeks .. will leave it to the
Fedayeem ("self-sacrifice")
activity to speak for itself. I
foresee a new, fifth war in the
Middle East, a war that may
break out at any moment.
Our revolution is not a
revolution of concessions.
We will not give up one inch
. nor relinquish a single
one of our rights."
(2.1 The Genocide Con-
vention-ratification by the
U.S. Senate has been
withheld since 1949. The
administration actively
supports ratification.
President Carter has
strongly iterated his stand
on human rights, worldwide.
He states, in his address to
the United Nations. March
17, 1977. "All the
signatories of the UN
Charter have pledged
themselves to observe and
respect human rights. Thus,
no member of the United
Nations can claim that the
mistreatment of its citizens
is solely its own business.
Equally, no member can
avoid its responsibilities to
review and to speak when
torture or unwarranted
deprivation of freedom
occurs in any part of the
world.
We in the United States
accept this responsibility in
the fullest. .sense. Ours is
a commitment, not a
political posture. We are
determined to deal with our
deficiencies quickly and
openly."
AM over the country
Americans are speaking
their minds to their Senators
on the recent hearings
(May 24 and 26) on
ratification of the Genocide
Convention, an important
step for the United States in
reaffirming its concern for
human rights.
Did We Make the Best of Our Years?
OUR
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
We put on our glasses and look
in the mirror and see the lines in
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the social editor for the
'Jewish Fhridian.' If you
would like to announce a Bar
or Bat MiUvah, weddings,
engagements, births, etc.,
send all information to
SHEILA, c/o Jewish
Floridian, 2415 Okeechobee
Blvd., West Palm Beach, Fla
33409. All material must be
typewritten and double-
spaced.
our faces and our hair has turned
gray. Where did the years go to,
and how much time is left to do
all the things we meant to do?
What did we do with the money
we earned and the things we
learned. What did we leave for
our children to remember about
us?
It is not too late, if we ask
ourselves:
Did I Help worthy causes NOW
instead of leaving the decisions
to others.
Did I Contribute my knowledge
when necessary?
Did IMake someone happy by
saying a kind word?
Did I Control my temper when
I was hurt or angry?
Did IHave the patience to
listen to all the complaints?
Did IRemember that others
also have pains and hear-
taches, so I won't burden them
with mine?
Did IGive the children the
strength to carry on when they
face life's problems?
R6A66RS
wpite
Kohtltth (EccU,i.,..
Didl-Speakup.whenl
injustice and try to
better understanding
Did I-Try to ITS'
nakingthisabette/wS;
set an example for my d
and grandchildren?
May God grant us good
to set our hou"
and time
order.
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