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^Jewish Floridiar
Volume 5 Number 12
Friday, June 11, 1976
O Frd K. Shochet Friday, June 11, 17 PrjcJ 25 CdltS
Allan E. Baer Reelecte d Federation President
Cites Significant Growth and Progress
See President's Report on this page.
Allan E. Baer was reelected president of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale at the annual meet-
ing June 1 at Temple Beth Israel. Baer is vice president
of Baer's Furniture Co. and Baer's Home Outfitters.
turning point and an important
Serving with him will be
Jacob Brodzki, Leo Goodman,
Martin Kurtz and Samuel L.
Greenberg, vice presidents; Dr.
Robert Segaul, secretary; John
Streng, treasurer. Elected to the
board of directors for a one-
year term are Robert Adler, Al-
vin Capp, Dr. Alvin Colin, Eve-
lyn Gross, Dr. Sidney Jennes,
Harry Levin, Cheryl Levine,
Jack Levine, Ben Roisman,
Abram Silverman, Dr. Robert
Smith, Samuel Soref and Dr.
Murray Elkins.
Elected to the board of direc-
tors for a two-year term are
Seymour Gerson, Casey Greene,
Dr. Robert Grenitz, Robert Her-
mann, Joel Hoch, Charles Locke,
Dr. Milton Nowick, Joel Rein-
stein, Irving Resnikoff, Richard
Romanoff, Albert Segal, Dr.
Jack Solomon and Janice Star-
In his annual report Baer said
he felt that 1975-76 was a major
milestone in the history of our
Irving L. Geisser, executive
director, cited Federation's role
as a unifying force in the com-
munity and applauded the dedi-
cation of Federation's leaders
for the unparalleled growth in
providing services and increas-
ing the fund-raising campaigns
that enabeled us to meet our
responsibilities to our own com-
munity and to Israel.
THE MEETING was high-
lighted by the presentation of
awards to outstanding commu-
nity and campaign leaders.
Community leadership awards
were presented to Janice Star-
rels. Robert Hermann, Martin
Kurtz and Jacob Brodzki for
their meritorious service on be-
half of Federation. One of Fed-
eration's highest commenda-
tions, the Young Leadership
Award, was presented to Dr.
Officers of the Federation elected for 1976-77 are (seat-
ed, from left) Robert Segaul, secretary; Jacob Brodzki
and Martin Kurtz, vice presidents; and (standing, from
left) Leo Goodman, vice president; Allan E. Baer, pres-
ident; and Sen. Samuel Greenberg, vice president. Not
shown is John Streng, treasurer.
Allan E. Baer (right) presented the Campaign Chairman
Award to Leo Goodman (center) while Irving L. Geisser,
Federation executive director, looked on.
Robert Segaul.
Campaign awards were pre-
sented by chairman Leo Good-
man, who thanked the campaign
leaders and the hundreds of
solicitors who worked so tire-
lessly to achieve the substantial
increase in this year's cam-
paign, which represented a new
historic high for our commu-
nity. Awards of honor were
Sven to Robert Adler, Wood-
nds chairman, and Alvin S.
Gross, Pacesetters Division.
Award of honor presentations
were given to Dr. Ron Levitats,
Alfred Golden, Alfred and Marcy
Flaster. Pacesetter hosts.
Camnaign leadership awards
were presented to Fritzie Ber-
man, Evelyn Denner, Pincus
Deren, Hilda Leibo, Abraham
Leventhal, Russell J. Luchtman,
Dr. Paul E. Berger, Jesse Berke,
Sydney Brumberger, Ludwik
Brodzki, Dr. Alvin K. Colin, Al-
fred Debeer, Sidney Elkman,
Dr. Richard J. Geronemus.
Also, Barney Goodman, Na-
thaniel Gora, Sen. Samuel L.
Greenberg, David Gross, Dr.
David Horowitz, Leonard M.
Hymerling. Dr. Sidney W. Jen-
nes, Rose Maged, Julius Nadel,
Bernard Rappaport, Mr. and
Mrs. Abe Rosenblatt, Ada Ser-
Continued on Page 6
President's Report
Annual Meeting
Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale
June 1, 1976
The year 1975-76 has been a major turning point and
one of the most important milestones in the relatively short
history of our Federation. I have cause for deep pleasure
and satisfaction not only in that fact, but that I have the
privilege of serving our community at just such a time as
the Federation's president.
The year was marked by these developments:
1. We moved from cramped the Jewish Family Services.
quarters on Federal Highway
that were distant from the main
area of Jewish population into
a building which fits our needs
very well and is located very
conveniently for the Jewish
community: into a building that
serves not only as the Federa-
tion offices but also as a Jew-
ish Community Center and for
The building is |also used
widely, when available, by a
number of our community's
Jewish organizations. The build-
ing and the Federation are be-
coming increasingly widely
known as the central address
of the Jewish community, serv-
ing Jews of all economic means
Continued on Page 12
UJA Telethon Steams Ahead
General campaign chairman
Leo Goodman beamed with
pleasure when he announced
Woodlands leaders who received awards at the annual
meeting are (from left) Dr. Murray Elkin, Ben Roisman,
Sen. Samuel Greenberg and Bernard Libros.
the success of the UJA tele-
thon in its continuation.
Manning the phones are the
volunteers of the William
Kretchman Post No. 730. Jew-
ish War Veterans, under the
command of Paul P. Zimmer-
The Post and its Auxiliary
volunteers share credit with the
local B'nai B'rith lodges and
the B'nai B'rith Women chap-
ters for the success of the tele-
thon that has reached unex-
pected heights.
The telethon, Goodman an-
nounced, will continue as long
as there is any response from
the community and he has urg-
ed anyone who has not made
his 1976 pledge to phone his
commitment to 484-8200, Jew-
ish Federation of Greater Fort
More photos on Page 10
Division Campaign leaders at the annual meeting are
(front row, from left) Irving Resnikoff, Margate; Alvin
Capp, Plantation; Joel Hoch, Hawaiian Gardens. Stand-
ing (from left) are Louis Colker, Waterbridge; Dr. Paul
Chudnow, Plantation; Irving Friedman, Century Village;
Seymour Gerson, Pempano Bmch.
Post commander
Paul P. Zimmerman

Page 2
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, June 11, 1976
Retain Tax Incentives-CJF T*-..^*- *<""!!""
The Finance Committee of the United States Senate,
which is studying proposals for the revision of existing tax
incentives to contributors of gifts to voluntarily supported
charities, was warned that the enactment of tax laws lessen-
ing present incentives to giving would seriously impair the
effectiveness of these humanitarian agencies.
This was expressed by the being met by voluntary philan-
thropy will not vanish or dimi-
nish if charitable assistance
gifts are not forthcoming.
Rather, they will have to be
met in other ways. In such cir-
cumstances, there could be in-
evitable pressures for govern-
ment support."
The Council warned Jiat
"there are no guarantees that
the government will, in fact,
offset the drop in contributions
by rises in governmental aid
and some, such as church-re-
ed programs, would be ineligi-
Council of Jewish Federations
and Welfare Funds in its state-
ment to the Senate committee
on behalf of its national mem-
bership of the 210 Jewish Fed-
erations, Welfare Funds and
Community Councils.
Stating that its concern is
with the humanitarian services
financed by charitable contribu-
tions, the Council strongly urg-
ed that "existing tax provisions
which enable generous charit-
able giving should be continued
and extended."
A POSITIVE governmental
posture encourages citizens to
contribute and to work as vol-
unteers for charitable causes,
the Council said, warning, how-
ever, that "the obverse of this
statement is that any sign from
Congress that the value of the
need of the charitable enter-
prise is subject to serious ques-
tion has a depressing effect on
the resources required by char-
itable agencies.
"A most harmful proposal,"
the Council asserted, "is the
one that was placed before the
House Ways and Means Com-
mittee that charitable contribu-
tions in the form of bequests
be restricted to a ceiling of 50
percent or similar level
instead of the current 100 per-
cent deduction.
"Publicly supported agencies
utilize receipts from bequests
for current needs and for their
endowment funds, which must
meet unexpected and unbudget-
ed emergencies, for innovative
demonstration and pilot proj-
ects and to provide a cor-
pus to generate current in-
The Council also noted that
some charitable bequests are
huge and that "some contribu-
bequeath far more than
give in their lifetime
them people who live
the income of investments
give modestly, not knowing
bow long they will live and are
reluctant to invade the capital
base of their incomes during
their lifetime. The continued
viability of our agencies de-
pends upon the retention of the
current provisions regarding
deductions of contributions in
the form of appreciated prop-
erty," the Council stated.
THE COUNCIL urged that
"the charitable contribution (in-
cluding appreciated property
gifts) should not be made part
of the computations of minimum
tax" with regard to any of the
proposals affecting minimum tax
which are under consideration.
'To chip away at tax incen-
tives for charitable contribu-
tions would hardly solve the
revenue problem of the govern-
ment. Indeed, forcing attrition
in voluntary charities can lead
to offsetting pressures for gov-
ernmental outlay, with little or
no net gain. The human needs
ble for governmental support."
IN THE COUNCIL'S view, the
criterion for evaluating propo-
sals which deal with the tax
aspects of voluntary giving
should be the impact upon the
beneficiaries of the charitable
gifts mainly the persons in
need who are served and assist-
ed by charitable agencies.
"Tax reform can be attained
without diminishing tax-deduc-
tibility. which encourages gen-
erous charitable giving. A tax
system which erodes the pro-
visions for charitable deduc-
tions would be inequitable since
the beneficiaries of service
would be injured. It would also
discourage volunteer service,
which is often tied to and in-
spired by financial gifts to these
business the
right way.
Friends of Tel Aviv U.
Install New President
Joseph H. "Buddy" Strelitz of
Norfolk, Va., was installed as
president of American Friends
of Tel Aviv University, Inc., at
a May meeting of the board of
directors in New York City.
Victor M. Carter, former
chairman of the board of gov-
ernors of Tel Aviv University
and outgoing president of the
American Friends, welcomed
Strelitz said: "I accept this
responsibility with hope that
through this organization we
can enrich the quality of life,
both here and in Israel. I be-
lieve that an immediate priority
for Israel is providing higher
education for a greater number
of its citizens. This will help
secure Israel's future in with-
standing the growing pressure
from its adversaries."
Dr. Ravmond R. Sackler of
New York City, the new chair-
man of the university's board
of governors, expressed his hope
that under Strelitz's leadership,
the American Friends of Tel
Aviv University will flourish and
develop throughout the Amer-
ican Jewish Community. Strel-
itz was elected vice chairman
of the board of governors at a
recent meeting in Israel
Joseph Strelitz is chairman
u the National UJA and a inem-
ber of its executive committee,
and for the past year has served
as chairman of the UJA Over-
seas Program Committee.
In Norfolk, Strelitz has been
president of the United Jewish
Federation and general chair-
man of the Federation's annual
campaign. He is a board mem-
ber of the Council of Jewish
Federation and Welfare Funds,
a past president of Ohef Sha-
lom Temple, and vice chairman
of the Norfolk City School
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have held fund-raising functions
for the State of Israel and world
Jewry, it was announced by Leo
Goodman, general campaign
chairman, who said the cooper-
ation of the individual Phases
has been excellent.
Phase m, under president
Morris Smith and acting presi-
dent Moe Bender, with the as-,
sistance of Ann Love and Jack
Zimmerman, chaired a break-
fast meeting in their clubhouse.
Phase I, led by president Joel
Lotto and his committee, gath-
ered their concerned fellow res-
idents for a Saturday night
event that was well attended.
The Phase VTH group, under
t'e leadership of president Al
D.vidcw and his appointed
cTir-nan, Ralph Levy, are
planning a breakfast this Sun-
day morning. June 13, to help
support the United Jewish Ap-
peal's commitment to the State
of Israel. The honoree is Phil
B.rkow and guest speaker at
the meeting will be Samuel
G:Ddstein, contributing editor
to the Jewish Standard of north-
ern New Jersey and a nation-
ally I nown UJA leader. All
Phase VTfl residents are cor-
dially invited to attend.
Women's Division Board to Meet
The newly elected officers
and board members of the Wom-
en's Division of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale will hold their first
meeting on Tuesday, June 22, at
9:30 a.m. at the Jewish Federa-
tion office, according to Anita
Perlman. president of the Wom-
en's Division.
Mrs. Perlman said the agenda
includes discussions on the fol-
lowing important items: distri-
b '.tion cf handbooks to board
me-nb?rs; Campaign Report;
Education Report; Community
R-latitns Report; board brief-
Emanu-El Elects Officers
At the annual congregational members of the board of direc-
meeting on May 16. officers and tors for 1976-77 were elected.
The officers are: Gerald Rad-
zivill, president; Irwin Fine, vice
president, membership; Dr.
Richard Greene, vice president,
ways and means; Robert M.
Hermann, vice president, reli-
gious affairs; Jack Fast, treas-
urer; Janice Starrels, secretary;
Henry Sterngold, financial sec-
The new board members are:
Garry Bergman, Alvin Capp,
Dr. Richard Geronemus, Ralph
Gross, Abraham Polsyn, Lester
Botoff, Theodore Eisen, Bernard
Etish, Dr. Jay Green, Josephine
Newman, Ruth Pine, Nathaniel
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Friday, June 11, 1976
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Page 3

Rabbi's Goal: Revitalize Confirmation
On* June 4 Rabbi Joel S. Goor
of Temple Emanu-El discussed
the problem of dying enthusi-
asm in confirmation programs.
Rabbi Goor believes that many
rabbis will admit privately, but
not openly, that the high school
confirmation students are often
"turned off; moreover, the rab-
bis who usually act as class
teachers are themselves, as a
result, hardly turned on."
Confirmation was instituted
by the Reform movement at the
beginning of the 19th century.
It was later adopted by the
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Participating in the installation of Rabbi Joel S. Goor
(right) at Temple Emanu-El were Rabbi Leon Kronish
(left) of Temple Beth Shalom, Miami Beach, and Rabbi
Sanford M. Shapero, UAHC regional director.
Plantation Welcomes
New Rabbi Tonight
The Plantation Jewish Con-
gregation will celebrate its first
Friday Sabbath service with
Rabbi Sheldon Jay Harr, televi-
sion personality, guitarist and
past president of the Jewish
Community Day School of Palm
Beach County and the congre-
gation's new full-time rabbi,
this evening at 8 at Deicke Au-
ditorium, 5701 Cypress Rd.
Dr. Sanford Shapero, director
of the Southeastern Region of
the Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, will be guest of
Rabbi Harr has been an ac-
tive community leader in West
Palm Beach, where he was Tem-
ple Israel's assistant rabbi since
1973. He instituted die West
Palm Beach Jewish Federation's
first regular weekly radio pro-
gram and is co-host of a weekly
TV program on Channel 5 at
10 a.m. each Sunday.
He received the Federation's
Community Service Award in
1974 and in 1975-76 was presi-
dent of the Interfaith and In-
terracial Ministerial Fellowship
of the Palm Beaches and the
Rabbinical Council of Palm
Beach County.
An Oneg Shabbat will follow
Emanu-El Opens Membership Drive
Temple Emanu-El of Greater
Fort Lauderdale is launching a
major drive to gain new mem-
bers, according to Irwin Fine,
membership vice president.
"Now that we have a new spir-
itual leader, Rabbi Joel S. Goor,
we know we can offer the best
all-around Jewish program in
the area," Fine told his commit-
The first function of the drive
was a "Get Together Get To
Know Temple" event at the
Plantation home of Dr. and
Mrs. Jay C. Green on June 6.
Rabbi Goor told prospective
members of the varied activi-
ties at Temple Emanu-El, in-
cluding Nursery School, Youth
Group, Men's Club and Sister-
hood, and he announced the
selection of an experienced re-
ligious school principal, which
will further strengthen the
Jewish and Hebrew training of
"With the establishment of
the Hebrew branch in Planta-
tion, our many families in the
area will have classes available
in their own neighborhood," the
rabbi said. "All services, in-
cluding Bar and Bat Mitzvah,
will soon start using the New
Union Prayer Book, bringing
added stimulation to our al-
ready beautiful ritual."
Members of Fine's committee
include Dr. and Mrs. Jay C.
Green, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mon-
arch, Mr. and Mrs. Garry Berg-
man, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Mal-
linger, Mr. and Mrs. David
Gross, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gold-
man, Mr. and Mrs. David Reis-
berg and Mrs. Janice Starrels.
The Department of Health
and Rehabilitative Services of
the state of Florida recognized
its volunteers during National
Volunteer Week on May 19.
Among the eight local organ-
izations receiving service
awards was Ahavah Chapter No.
1415 B'nai B'rith Women. Six
members were given Certifi-
cates of Appreciation: Lorraine
Heller, Adrienne Kriegel. Ivy
Levine, Susan Nathanson, Linda
Small and Nancy Ziegler.
Richard Bank and Theodore
Marcus were named Broward
County Volunteers of the Year
for their more than 100 hours
of service in the nine months
since the inception of the pro-
Conservative movement and by
some Orthodox congregations.
Originally it was to replace Bar
Mitzvah in Reform. Now that
Bar Mitzvah and, for that mat-
ter, Bat Mitzvah have come
back strongly, the confirmation
experience the class and the
service seem anticlimactic.
Another problem is the compe-
tition for the interest of ninth-
and tenth-graders."
Rabbi Goor offered his con-
gregation an exciting alterna-
tive to the usual experience, for
he believes that confirmation
can be revitalized. Since confir-
mation takes place on Shavuoth,
the Feast of Weeks, which com-
memorates the receiving of the
Ten Commandments, the rabbi
will set the 1977 year-end goal
as a trip to Israel with his con-
firmation class. "There we will
not only experience the Biblical
past of our people, but the ex-
citement of Israel reborn. The
climax of our tour of Biblical,
historical and modern sites will
be the climbing of Mount Sinai.
As the dawn breaks, each of us
will reaffirm his or her Jewish
Temple Emanu-El
Men's Club Met
The Men's Club of Temple
Emanu-El held its first meeting
of the 1976-77 year on May 19.
Realignment of various commit-
tees and assignment of various
projects to them was discussed.
Manny Teich was reelected
Rabbi Goor Installed
At Temple Emanu-El
Installation of Joel S. Goor as
rabbi of Temple Emanu-El was
held on April 22.
Deborah Heller sounded the
shofar, and special music was
provided by Cantors Jerome
Klement of Temple Emanu-El
and Irving Shulkes of Temple
Sinai of North Dade and Mrs.
Kay Klement.
Also participating in the in-
stallation were Rabbis Philip A.
Labowitz, Temple Beth Israel,
Sunrise; Emanuel Schenk, In-
terim Rabbi Emeritus of Tem-
ple Emanu-El; Morris A. Skop,
Temple Sholom, Pompano
RABBI GOOR, who spoke re-
cently about the dying enthu-
siasm in confirmation programs,
is to attend the annual meeting
of the Central Conference of
American Rabbis in San Fran-
cisco, June 20-24.
He has served three times as
chairman of the resolutions com-
mittee and was president in
1974 of the Pacific Associa-
tion of Reform Rabbis, CCAR's
West Coast branch. At present
he is one of six rabbis on the
CCAR-UAHC Synagogue Admin-
istration Commission.
Plantation Women Hold Telethon
Inverrary Plans
December Gala
The Inverrary Country Club
B'nai B'rith Lodge No. 3002
held a meeting at Jack the Bar-
tender's on May 18 to plan the
second annual Inverrary Coun-
try Club Community Israel Bond
Dinner, honoring Harold Slater.
The event is planned for Dec. 4
in the Venetian Ballroom of
Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale.
Sol Hechtkopf, general chair-
man of Inverrary Country Club
Israel Bonds, announced that a
goal of $1 million, to be pur-
chased in Bonds by the general
membership at the dinner, has
been set. Mrs. Sylvia Greene,
chairman of the Inverrary Wom-
en's Division, is cochairman of
the dinner.
The Plantation Women's Di-
vision of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale re-
cently held a telethon at the
Jewish Federation office, ac-
cording to Susan Segaul, chair-
man of the Plantation Division.
Mrs. Segaul said calls were
made to women in the Planta-
tion area who had not yet made
Beth Hillel
Congregation Beth Hillel of
Margate was chartered June 2,
197S. In addition to the Sister-
hood and Men's Club, the con-
gregation plans to establish a
Hebrew school and expects to
move into adjoining larger
quarters, which will accommo-
date close to 500 people.
The Sisternooa and Men's
Club plan many social func-
tions. For membership, please
call 972-5252, 971-9395 or 971-
contributions to the Jewish Fed-
eration-UJA Campaign.
Mrs. Segaul noted that her
group was successful in telling
the women called about the
importance of their contribution
to maintaining needed services
and programs in the Greater
Fort Lauderdale area, in Israel
and throughout the world.
"Our goal is to reach and
make every woman aware of
her responsibility to make a
contribution so that our Jew-
ish community, locally and
worldwide, can be strong and
vibrant for ourselves, our fam-
ilies and our fellow Jews," Mrs.
Segaul concluded.
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, June 11, 1976
JDL Threat is Irresponsible
Rabbi Meir Kahane and his Jewish Defense League
have exceeded their usual level of irresponsibility in
trying to be bad boys of the Jewish world. Kahane threat-
ened at a Tel Aviv news conference that, unless the
American government takes stronger action on behalf
of Soviet Jewry, there will be "kidnaping and possibly
worse" of Soviet diplomats in New York. This endan-
gers the Soviet Jewry movement as well as Jews in the
USSR itself.
Of course, Kahane will claim that he is not advo
eating kidnaping, only pointing out that it could happen.
The JDL, after every shooting or bombing at a Soviet
installation in New York, has denied responsibility ad-
ding, however, that "we applaud it." But Kahane is re-
sponsible for leading young impressionable people intc
violence even if he does not commit any himself
It is therefore welcome that Israeli Foreign Minis
ter Yigal Allon has strongly condemned Kahane's threat
Alton correctly pointed out that violence will harm the
efforts being made for Soviet Jewry and will alienate
the non-Jewish support that the cause has won.
Jewish Centers Dedication
The dedication Sunday of the Michael-Ann Russell
Jewish Community Center is a unique occasion in South
Florida Jewish history.
The Jewish Community Centers dedication will
launch a combined project uniting in a single facility
the leisure-time needs of Jews in both Dade and Brow-
ard Counties.
During the past decade, an era of enormous popu-
lation expansion here, South Florida has grown to in-
clude one of the most important centers of Jewish life
outside of Israel, and it is anticipated that the new
Jewish Community Center will provide the necessary
facilities for a hub of social, educational, recreational
and cultural activities.
The construction, to be made possible by a $5.5
million capital fund campaign led by Chairman Rob-
ert Russell, is vast in scope and will embrace a four-
phase program on a 15-acre riverfront site laid out by
a regional board composed of American and Latin
Jews from both Dade and South Broward Counties and
representative of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
and the Jewish Federation of South Broward.
In all, the project is worthy of the qualitative dev-
elopment of South Florida Jewry, as well as of the
community's sheer population explosion whose needs
will be served when the Center is finally completed.
An Anniversary Celebration
Twenty-five years spent at any one endeavor is a
long time. That is a quarter of a century of dedication.
Twenty-five years in the pulpit of one Temple is
even longer, for it represents time passed in the flow
of the personal triumphs and tragedies in the lives of
each of the Temple's congregants.
It is this quarter-century occasion that will be
marked at weekend Shavuoth services of Temple
Menorah conducted by its spiritual leader, Rabbi Mayer
Rabbi Abramowitz and Temple Menorah have been
as one, a unity in the spiritual, cultural and education-
al life of our community since he first assumed its
In this sense, Rabbi Abramowitz' identification
with the lives of his congregants has enlarged to em-
brace the life of the South Florida Jewish community
as well.
The occasion, coming as it does on Shavuoth, will be
doubly significant. If Shavuoth is a time of the giving
of the Law, the celebration will do honor to one of its
rabbis, a keeper and a teacher of the Law in the finest
tradition of Judaism.
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TCW COMES columnist Syd-
ney Harris, that Socrates of
sycophants, that Aristotle of
American baccalaureate ignor-
ance, who in newspapers equal-
ly sycoohantic, equally ignor-
ant, declares Israel to be as
stupid and violent as other na-
tions in her dealing with the
"Palestine question."
Join this with the story in a
Jack Anderson piece that the
Israelis admit to having trained
the Iranians in special secret
police work, but deny having
trained them in terrorist tac-
tics, and you set a picture of
Israel these days mat the Arabs
could only, devoutly hope for,
but that they would never have
dreamed possible within so
short a span of time after the
Ym Kippur War.
HARMS is an arrogant intel-
lectual with blinders for eyes
and wax in his ears who sees
himself the successor to Epic-
tetus at least. And Anderson
is an investigative reporter who
will let the chins fall where
they may.
In either case, at best, what
one gets is a half-baked sense
of the real issue at the root of
Israel's struggle for survival.
For example, Harris in his
Tower of Ivy, will opt talk about
the agony Jews have suffered
at the hands of Palestinian ter-
rorists. We have already been
conditioned to think of that as
a bona fide struggle for self
determination. There is nothing
philosophic in that. Israel's
struggle for self-determination,
which has been going as far
2,000 years, we are now meant
to see as colonialism. It is an
agonv no one is interested in
any more. These days, the
money lies elsewhere.
HARRIS, like the Times of
London, reflective of the intel-
lectual's general malaise, swings
with the era to embrace the
"underdog" like intellectuals
and liberals generally did in,
say, their support of Castro, the
Viet Cong, Angola.
In the end, they are always
wrong, but the damage they
wreak at the moment of their
fulmination is incalculable.
(Jane Fonda can say she Isn't
REALLY sorry now, meaning
she wishes she hadn't gone to
Hanoi after all, not now that
her husband is running for Con-
gress in California.)
What Harris has done Is to
set a seal of philosophic ap-
proval upon the image of Israel
as black hat, an image incon-
ceivable a decade ago.
is to report a fact that forges
more powerfully the conception
of Israel as a "police state."
This is, after all, not far from
the Arabs' own charge that
Zionism is racism, and Ander-
son can insist that he didn't
mean that at all, but once the
food is in the kitchen, others
can prepare it in a variety ef'
Harris is the more damaging
because he does not deal in spe-
cific facts of the moment that
may be forgiven when they are
understood in the larger sense
the narrower is always a
good deal more dramatic. His
flourishes are metaphysical and,
in the popular mind, the mind
shaped by. American baccalau-
reate ignorance, they are un-
changing and hence divine.
STILL THE real question is
Israel herself:
That Israel by her political
incompetence of the last few
years has contributed to the
formulation of a climate that
permits the Harris sycophants
to flourish;
That she permits the
Times of London, reflective of
a European bourgeois system of
values historically prepared to
betray all manner of ideals for
the sake of greedy self-interest
to have gone berserk during the
last few months in its panoply
of panegyrics to Islam;
That she permits the An-
dersons to report the kind of
news that could not have been
reported if it had never been
allowed to occur.
IN MY youth, writing in these
very columns, I recalled the vi-
gor, the poetry, the prophetic
energy and grandeur of the
great American Zionist, Rabbi
Irving Miller.
I recall writing of his vow
that never again would the Jew-
ish people wait hat-in-hand for
other nations to decide their
destiny, to come up with a solu-
tion to their "problem" as they
did in this century at Versailles
or Geneva to the greater bene-
fit of everyone except the Jews.
Israel, he used to say, had
laid that agony to rest lit the
tatterdemalion pages of the his-
tory of human bigotry.
BUT THE tact is that Rabbi
Miller was wrong. Who would
foresee that in less than two
decades, Israel or no Israel,
once again the Jewish people
would await the contemptible
gesture of western Gentile deci-
sion for a sign concerning their
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Holiday Should Mean No Work
Volume 5
Friday, June 11, 1976
Number 12
13 SI VAN 5736
The prolongation of childhood
seems an unavoidable hangup
of mine. When the editor ap-
proached me in shul last Sun-
day and asked if my column
would be in the office on Mon-
day, my reaction was instanta-
eous indignation: "It's Memorial
Day!" Innocent that I continue
to be, patriot that I imagine I
am. it was a holiday, a day to
put out the flag, maybe to watch
a parade, listen to a speech in
front of the monument at the
neighborhood school. But not
Sometimes when things
were good it was the first
vacation of the year, a trip to
the mountains or the Jersey
shore that sticks in the memory
despite the many cold and
rainy weekends at that fickle
time of the northern year. But
not shopping, no trips to ware-
house sales, to bustling shop-
ping malls where, it is apparent
from the advertisements, Amer-
ica celebrates its holidays.
NOR IS this just the South-
ern attitude toward Decoration
Day, as we used to call it, for I
was appalled in reading Sun-
day's New York Times to find
th*t Macv's would be open for
n Memorial Dav sale and
they had told Gimbel's (who-
ever win remeDiber that inside
I must say the historic snob
in me swellweed with the
knowledge that Tiffany, Btoom-
ingdale's Lord & Taylor, Bon-
wit and that ilk would not open
their doors.
At one time the Miami He-
rald's weekend section would
list among the things to do
"Shopping Center" events like
clown shows, amusement rides,
8'! exhibits and the like for '
kids, and while I am rarely in
those parts on the weekends
(old-fashioned as I am) I gather
that shop-lifting and buying
with credit cards is even more
of an attraction for the hordes
of youngsters milling around
the malls. The American Family
recreation time.
THREE WEEKS ago, the
Times reported on its repeat of
a 1943 test of 7,000 college
freshmen on their knowledge of
American, history. Some 30
years ago, "striking ignorance
of even the most elementary
aspects" of that history was the
verdict, and the situation has
not changed.
One of the professors who
drew the test came to the con-
clusion that "this group of stu-
dents knows remarkably little
American history. Their knowl-
edge of the Colonial period is
oriuntive. Two-thirds do not
have the foggiest notion of Jack-
sonian democracy. Less than
half even know that Woodrow
Wilson was President during
World War I."
(I took one section of the test
and thought it was quite simple
getting 21 out of 24 correct,
missing on one trio of similar
ouestions. The students scored
that number right on the aver-
age, out of 442 questions.)
THESE RESULTS of student
performance in history are not
unlike the decline revealed re-
cently in the basic areas of
reading, writing and 'rithmetic.
Certainly, in learning history, it
helos to be able to read, but the
fault is not all there. Hazel
Hertzberg, a historian at Colum-
bia Teachers College, sees his-
tory suffering from the fact that
there is no longer an agreed-
uoon body of knowledge that is
thought to be necessary for
everyone to have.
It has been said that respect
for the oast presumes a respect
for the present that no longer
exists. Harvard sociologist David
Riesman observed recently that
"There's a feeling that the coun-
try isn't worth much. It's racist,
sexist, imnerialist. It reflects a
despair. There's no search for
the usable oast."
IN A NATION where our
"usable oast" once was identi-
fied with holidays, we appear
to be searching for the super-
specials in the supermarkets in-
stead. It is only apropos that
one local history clasa. as part
of its study of the 20th century,
out on a fashion show.
The sports scene illustrates
further mv habit of looking
backward to tradition. It is a
measure of our materialistic *-
dtv that on Memorial Day,
1976. professional basketball and
hocVev were still around to
make more money and that
Americans had nothing better
to do than to stay indoors and
watch these games on what
might have been i magnificent
soring holiday outdoors.
And. because of that rare
meeting with the editor, I have
had to write this column instead
of enjoying a holiday to Its full-
est in sabbatical fashion.
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co-ordinated by the
Greater Miami Rabbinical Association
r. Max A. Lipschitz Raobi Robert J. Orkand
devoted to discussion of themes and issues relevant to Jewish life past and present
. The Purpose of the Synagogue The Eva Tongues of Today
J. J O By DR. CHARLES M. RUBEL is too evil to do or say, and
By Rabbi Solomon Waldenberg
The Israelite Center Temple
The sanctuary has given op-
portunity to scholars through
the ages to use their imagina-
tion in mystic interpretations,
some of which declared the
sanctuary to be the epitome of
religion's profoundest teachings.
Perhaps the true purpose, as
interpreted by Maimonides, was
to wean the Israelites from
idolatrous worship and turn
them toward God. With the
sanctuary, God was in their
In Babylonia, the Jews creat-
ed two new ideas: instead of a
temple for sacrifices, they built
synagogues for religious assem-
bly; instead of ritual for God,
they offered prayers to God.
Through the synagogue and
Drayer, the Jew no longer was
tied to a specific priesthood,
temple or country.
Jews could set up shop in any
land and be in direct commu-
nication with God without
intermediaries. The Jewish reli-
gion, which had been immobile
and rigid, now became an ex-
Dortable commodity. Survival of
the Jews in captivity and the
Diaspora was assured.
When the Jews returned from
their exile, they brought the
svnagogue concept into their
land, the land of their ancestors,
where it existed side by side
with the Temple. The syna-
gogue did not displace the Tem-
ple in importance until after the
Temple's destruction in 70 C.E.
When the synagogue took on
a new asnect. A love of study
brought Jews of all social and
economic classes into closer
communion. This common re-
spect for knowledge rapidly
changed the synagogue's func-
BECAUSE ITS use became
threefold, the synagogue be-
came known by three names,
depending upon the service it
performed: Beth Tefila a
house of prayer; Beth Midrash
a house of study; and Beth
Knesseth a house of assem-
This expansion of the Jew-
ish religious framework to in-
clude prayer, learning and gov-
ernment set the pattern for
other concepts to come uni-
versal education, freedom of
assembly and self-government
in exile, all instituted by the
Jews and later adopted by other
peoples. The synagogue became
the prototype for the Christian
church and the Moslem mos-
que. Prayer became the univer-
sal symbol of devotion to God.
Today. *as in early days, the
synagogue has many functions.
It has a Hebrew school, a Sun-
day school, adult education
classes, social halls for enter-
tainment, rooms for meetings,
a book shop and library. It is
still a place of meeting, a place
of study, and a house of prayer.
However, no matter how im-
portant its other activities, the
sanctuary where we pray is still
the synagogue's lifeblood. Re-
move the sanctuary and what
it imolies^and all we have be-
fore us is asecuhw institution.
The sanctuary continues to~keep
God before the people. If God
is before us in the sanctuary,
we can take Him with us into
our everyday living. It is this
Jewish Education
Beth Torah Congregation
The United Synagogue Com-
mission on Jewish Education is
developing a new curriculum
for the afternoon congregation-
al school.
The proposed curriculum is
based on some of the following
premises: (a) the afternoon
school is and will remain a
major instrument of Conserva-
tive education; (b) the after-
noon school, if it has failed, has
failed because of an excess of
good intentions. It has tried to
do too much within the limita-
tions imposed upon it by struc-
ture; (c) given more limited
Roals, clearly defined and mea-
surable, the afternoon school
has shown itself to be an ef-
fective educational device.
Therefore, the new curriculum
will present schools with sev-
eral appropriate alternative
goals from which it must make
exclusive choices.
Projected are four curricular
- options: (a) conversational He-
brew ability to converse with
reasonable fluency in Hebrew;
(b) history and community
familiarity with objective his-
torical material from major
periods and the ability to relate
such objective data to concepts;
(c) Judaism: sources fami-
liarity with major Biblical texts
in Hebrew or in English; (d) or
Mitevot and Tefilahthe ability
to lead religious services in the
svnagogue and home.
FOR THE first two years of
the five-vear elementary after-
noon congregational school,
there will be a core curriculum,
which will include the basics.
The other three years will be
concentrated in one of the
above branches. Realistically
speaking, we are all aware that
there are only 1,000 teaching
hours during the five years of
elementary religious school
which is eauivalent to one year
of public school.
Therefore, the question still
remains: Have we tried to do
toe much within the limitations
imposed upon it by structure?
However, is the new curriculum
the answer? What about these
students who continue on to
Hebrew high school? Pupils in
some of the branches, at least,
would not be fully prepared.
Also, some of the stated goals
are beyond the capabilities of
If it is intended that schools
run several branches for stu-
dents of differing interests, this
is practical only in larger
schools with more than one
class per grade. Smaller schools
would be forced to choose one
option of the four for their en-
tire program, thus severely
limiting what they could offer
their students.
To sum up, we are concerned
that the proposed program is
satisfied to take minimal goals
and set them up as the maxi-
mum attainable and desirable.
Only time will tell in which
direction Jewish education will
renewal of our faith, through
participation in prayer and
reading the Torah in the sanc-
tuary with our fellow Jews, that
reminds us of our history, tra-
dition and God.
Lewis Mumford once said:
'"Perhaps the secret of that
ability to stand the shock of
repeated displacements and per-
secutions from the Babylonian
captivity onward was the syna-
gogue; the congregation of those
Who met once a week at least,
face to face; the young and the
old, the learned and the igno-
rant, the poor and the rich.
With this small primary com-
munity as a basis, the Jews
never became the human dust
that drifted aimlessly about the
great metropolises in the dis-
integrating phases of every
In 1968 I served as chaplain
at the Ramey Air Force Base in
Puerto Rico. The commandant
of the base addressed the of-
ficers and chaplains during a
special celebration on "Educa-
tion in the United States." He
began by saying that in his
home state "school" is defined
as "pupil and teacher relation-
ship," and then he explained
that school in his youth did not
need air-conditioning in the
classrooms, fancy movie pro-
jectors, ditto machines, labora-
tory equipment and chalk-
boards. Naturally, he said, they
were nice to have, but not nec-
essary, A good school, he em-
phasized, consists of a com-
petent teacher and a willing
I was inspired by the Gen-
eral's talk, and when I went
home, I quoted him to my wife
and friends with enthusiasm.
But my attentive listeners re-
marked that it is imperative
that we examine the quality of
the schools in that particular
state, the General's home state.
We did and found to our
dismay that the school system
there was so bad that most
pupils do not enter major col-
leges or universities. Soon I was
convinced that there are dif-
ferences between teaching in a
school that is well equipped with
microscopes, dissecting equip-
ment and supplies, etc., and one
that isn't. There is a difference
in the degree of communica-
tion and learning.
To carry the General's rea-
soning to the temple, one might
say, "All we need is a rabbi,
cantor and congregation." But
a temple is more than just a
place to congregate and say
nravers. It should be a place
that draws people who wish to
enrich their lives emotionally,
intellectually and aesthetically.
Fine rabbis and cantors con-
tribute to our sense of rev-
But our surroundings stimu-
late our senses and give us an
appreciation of the beauty that
is part of the Jewish tradition.
Judaism has made many con-
tributions to world civilization
and to humanity, and we are
proud of its greatness. We have
survived because of the temple.
We have a high sense of values
and a strong sense of commit-
ment because of the teachings
that have come from our tem-
Rabbi of Temple Beth Tov
In the great commentary on
the Bible, the Midrash, we read
the following beautiful tale: A
peddler was won) to go about
his town, looking up at the
homes of residents and crying
out: "Who wishes to buy the
elixir of eternal life?" He drew
a large crowd around him. The
great scholar Rabbi Yannai,
looking down from his window,
called out to the peddler:
"Please come up here and sell
me your precious wares." But
the peddler looked up and rec-
ognized the great Rabbi Yannai
and he called out to him: "Nei-
ther you nor men like you re-
quire it." When the rabbi press-
ed him for an explanation, he
brought out the Book of Psalms
from his pocket and read out
loud the verses "Mi Hoish He-
chofetz Chayim" "Who is the
man who wishes life, keep thy
tongue from evil, and thy lips
from speaking guile." Then
Rabbi Yannai said: "King Solo-
mon also says the same thing.
Whosoever keeps his mouth and
his tongue keeps his soul from
trouble." Then the rabbi added,
"All my life have I been read-
ing this verse and yet I never
realized its simple meaning un-
til this peddler came and taught
it to me."
Friends: is this not the evil
which plagues our civilization
today? What a clear warning
this is to our diplomats today,
our so-called leaders in all the
nations of mankind today, es-
pecially the wretched members
of the Arab and Communist and
the Third Worlds whose main
card in today's politics is the
evil tongue, the lying propa-
ganda against Israel and the
democratic world.
The UN. instead of preaching
oeace and understanding among
become a forum spewing hat-
become a forum sorewing hat-
red and evil among nations. In
their hatred of Israel nothing
of the tongue.
In the latter part of the 19th
century there lived a great
scholar and saint, known to us
as the Chofetz Chayim, who de-
voted his life's work and writ-
ings to this great human fail-
is too evil to do or say, and in
the interim America, really the
only country that is free of im-
perialistic ambitions, and sin-
cerely desiring the peace of the
world, is also smeared and bel
smirched with the evil lies of
this motley group, who will
some day lead the world to
atomic disaster, because evil
destroys the perpetrator him-
self in the long run.
In our personal lives we must
also realize that Loshon Horo,
the evil tongue, is just as dis-
astrous to our personal lives as
well as in the international
arena. Even the so-called harm-
less chatter at a tea social, talk-
ing evil tales about your neigh-
bor or people talking behind the
back of their leaders, whether
spiritual or political leaders,
lead to unpleasant and some-
times dangerous results. Verily,
life and death are in the power
ing. The grievous offense of
Loshon Horo: our rabbis tell us
that the Second Temple was
destroyed because of the cause-
less enmity between friends and
the evil they spoke.
So let us remember that the
great facultv pf speech which
the Lord blessed us with to dis-
tinguish us from the animal
must at all times be used wisely
and noblv. for advancing the
welfare of our society, and not
for its destruction. Let us above
all hone that our diolomats will
learn this great lesson of ethics,
not to soeak evil about our
neighbors, and let all nations
devefro their own God-given
talent and contribute these spe-
cial talents to make this world
a real united nations, a sym-
phony of different beautiful
tunes blended together to lead
the world to a true day of peace
and brotherhoood for all man-
13 SIVAN -111 7:51
"Ye shall bless the children of Israel, ye
shall say unto them: The Lord bless thee, and
keep thee" (Num. 6.23-24).
NASO The number of Levites between 30 and
50 years of age eligible to worship and minister in the
tent of meeting was 8,580. All those persons consider-
ed unclean either because they were lepers or had
a discharge or, had touched a corpse were expelled
from the camp. Thereafter follow the regulations af-
fecting adultery and the Nazirites; and the account
of the various offerings made by the princes of the
tribes after the tabernacle was finally constructed.

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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, June 11, 1976
Allan E. Baer Reelected Federation President
Continued from Pane 1 uel Leber, Harry N. Lembeck,
man, Irwin Stenn, Frances Nus- Jack Levine, Bernard Libros,
baum. Rudolph Lidsky, Albert Mars,
Also Joseph Vogel Irvin R. Samuel Miller, Dr. Milton S.
Kolman, Joseph Kranberg, Sam- "Nowick, Abraham Rubinstein,
Irving Geisser, Leo Goodman, Young Leadership Award-
winner Dr. Robert Segaul and Allan E. Baer
Ted Sail, Joseph M. Shotz and
Pau) Zimmerman.
Other awards were presented
to Harold Slater; Sam Bierman,
Lauderdale Oaks; Ben Roisman,
Samuel Greenberg, Edmund En-
tin, Sam Sorrell. Bernard Li-
bros, Sydney Brumberger, Sam
Leber, Clarence Obletz, Ted Da-
ren, Dr. Murray Elkins, Erwin
Greenberg, Henry Klar, Leon
Messing, Sam Mothner and Al-
fred Sharenow, Woodlands;
Abram Hersch and Adolph Le-
vis, Palm-Aire.
Also Joel Hoch, Hawaiian
Gardens; Irving Resnikoff, Mar-
gate;. Richard Romanoff, Coral
Springs; Nathan Halpern, area
chairman, Coral Springs and
Margate; Alvin Capp, Joel Rein-
stein, Dr. Paul Chudnow, Dr.
Alan L. Goldenberg, Plantation;
From left are Sam Bierman, Mrs. Sylvia Greene, who
accepted award for her husband, Casey, and Charles
Alvin Gross,
Pacesetter chairman
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Louis Colker, Waterbridgt; Irv-
ing Friedman, Century Village;
Seymour Gerson, Pompano; Na-
than Fragen, Alven Ghertner,
Harry Klinghoffer, Leo Rauch,
Albert Segal, John Streng, Gait
Ocean Mile; Dr. Jack Solomon,
North East; Samuel Goldfarb
and Milton Keiner, Points of
America; Jules Balm, Casey
Greene and Charles Locke, In-
GOODMAN commended the
Women's Division leadership
and especially praised the en-
tire professional staff of the
campaign headed by Irving L.
Geisser, executive director.
President Baer introduced
Sen. Samuel L. Greenberg, the
1977 general campaign chair-
man, and announced that Mrs.
Rebecca Hodes will chair the
Women's Division campaign.
Sen. Greenberg, In inspired
brief remarks, called on the
support of the entire commu-
nity to help achieve an out-
standing campaign next year.
Leo Goodman presents award to Allan E. Baer (left),
Seated (from left) are Dr. Alvin Colin, Jacob Brodzki
and Dr. Richard Geronemus; standing are Alfred De-
Beer (left) and Irvin Kolman
Allan E. Baer presents major Communal Service Award
to Martin Kurtz
Dr. Milton Nowick, This
Year in Jerusalem
mission chairman
John Streng (left) and Leo Rauch of the Gait Ocean Mile
Alfred Golden with his
award for Community
With their awards (seated, from left) are Mr. and tin.
Abe Rosenblatt, Adq Sermon; standing are Irwin Stenn
(left) and Bernard Rappaport.

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Russell Luchtman, Pincus Deren and Evelyn Denner
Robert M. Hermann (left) and Janice Starrels, outgoing
officers, were recognized with Awards of Merit
Federation executive director Irving L. Geisser (left)
with campaign associate Janice Salit and Joseph Calig
Jacob Brodzki (left) receives major community award
from Allan E. Baer
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Rabbinical Association Installing Officers
Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin, spirit-
ual leader of Temple Israel of
Miramar, will be installed as
president of the Rabbinical As-
sociation of Greater Miami at
the annual installation and
luncheon on Wednesday, June 9,
at noon at the temple. Rabbi
Drazin will succeed Rabbi Ralph
P. Kingsley of Temple Sinai of
North Dade, who was president
for an unprecedented two years.
Other officers to be installed
on June 9 are Association vice
president Rabbi Sol Landau of
Beth David Congregation, As-
sociation secretary Rabbi Mich-
ael Eisenstat of Temple Judea,
and Association treasurer Rab-
bi Victor D. Zwelling of Con-
gregation B'nai Raphael. Rabbi
Solomon Schiff is executive
vice president of the Rabbinical
Association and director of the
Greater Miami Jewish Federa-
tion's Community Chaplaincy
preceded by a presentation at
10:30 a.m. by Rabbi Zwelling
on "The Relationship of the
Jew to the Civil Authorities."
Rabbi Drazin has been spirit-
ual leader of Temple Israel of
Miramar for five years, follow-
ing six years with the Israelite
Center in Miami. Before com-
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congregations in Iowa and Mis-
Rabbi Drazin received his
BHL and ordination from the
Hebrew Theological College in
Chicaeo in 19S9. He holds a
B.A. in educational psychology
from Roosevelt University and
an M.A. in educational adminis-
tration from Northwestern Uni-
versity. He is a past president
of the Broward Board of Rabbis,
an adjunct of the Rabbinical
Association of Greater Miami.
"I am deeply moved by this
great honor which has been ac-
corded me by my colleagues
and peers, and pray that I will
be worthy of the trust they have
nlaced in me," said Rabbi Dra-
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of the Association.
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, June 11, 1976
By roz fleminq
Want to make special men-
tion of the work of one of our
local teens, Mindy Mishkin,
who recently received special
recognition for her work as
Junior Gold Coast chairman of
the Multiple Sclerosis Society
of America! Mazel Tov!
Also Mazel Tov to Gail and
Bill Fleming on the arrival of
their beautiful daughter, Jodi
Ann. Gail is the daughter of
Roberta and Marvin Block, and
Jodi Ann is the fifth generation
of her family to be living here
in Fort Lauderdale!
Hope these folks are feeling
a lot better by the time they
read this: Mrs. Lillian Roberts
. Harriet Wertman Toby
Freedman Hannah Shane.
Down for vacation from New
Jersey are Mr. and Mrs. Si Ro-
sen they really are enjoy-
ing the beach and the fresh air
and the friendly people but
say they're not used to so much
rain! Well next year we'll
probably have a drought .
that's the way it goes down
Happy 35th wedding anniver-
sary to Ethel and Moe Levy!
They have gone up north to
celebrate with their family in
Long Island.
We send our condolences to
Mrs. Diane Sard on the recent
loss of her father, Gerard W.
Stern and to Eugene Bern-
stein on the loss of his mother,
Ann Bernstein.
Please write me the news .
I'm sorry that my address was
misprinted in the last column
. it's 840 Oleander Drive,
Plantation, PL 33317 and
if you have an extra black-and-
white photo, send it in and we'll
try to use it .
Let's get to know what you
look like (but not me I'm
the mystery woman!)
Whenever I'm at the library,
I head first for the shelf with
the new arrivals this time I
saw the word "Jewish" sticking
out at me ... I picked up the
book and found it to be "The
Story of the Jewish Defense
League" by Rabbi Meir Kahane
. My first impulse was to
say "Forget it!" and I put it
back on the shelf but my
hand felt drawn to it and
out of a sense of obligation
more than curiosity obliga-
tion to read almost any book I
find that deals with Judaism
I took the book home with me.
On Memorial Day, having read
several of the other books al-
ready, I decided to give this
one a try. t afj|
I could not put the book
down. I've been staring at this
typewriter, trying to think of a
way to tell you about this book
. and I'm just not sure I can.
The JDL evokes such an imme-
diate emotional response in
people > usually such a neg-
ative one'. that I thought it
was going to be a struggle for
me to read about it without
becoming hostile Instead, I
found myself absolutely riveted
to every page.
Rabbi Kahane has written a
book that seems to have equal
parts of suspense history
. theology and humor ... it
provokes you on each page .
provokes you to ask yourself
questions you would prefer not
to have to ask and I guess
each reader brings different an-
swers. I myself keep asking .
Is it possible that Rabbi Ka-
hane is right? Is it possible that
Jewish Non-Violence is what
has helped to exterminate so
many of us? If there had been
a JDL in Europe before the
war would it have helped
our six million? and, Where
were the Jews of America when
the Holocaust was happening?
Listen regardless of your
own personal and emotional
feelings about the JDL ... I
would urge you to read this
book. You owe it to yourself
at least to learn about the other
This is a short column this
week please don't disap-
point me next time send in
lots of news ... we know there
are June weddings and grad-
uations and vacations and visi-
tors ... so let's hear from
Officers installed at the May 24 luncheon
of the Plantation Unit of the National
Council of Jewish Women are (from left)
Arlyne Gordon, vice president, member-
ship; Shellie Bergman vice president, ways
and means; Libby Snyder, vice president,
membership; Melodye Cohen, vice presi-
dent, administration; Fran Schopp, presi-
dent; Elaine Goldberg, vice president,
community services; Barbara Miller, advi-
sor to unit; Sonnie Ban, vice president,
public affairs.
Reconstructioniste Welcome Guests BB Lodge 1438 Installing Officers
The Reconstructionist Syna-
gogue welcomes its first guest
rabbi today. Rabbi Michael
Swarttz, a senior at the Recon-
structionist Rabbinical College,
comes here in cooperation with
the college's internship pro-
gram. Rabbi Swarttz holds a
Master's degree in religion from
Temple University and has
been serving as director of
youth activities of Temple Beth
Shalom in Philadelphia. He has
worked in many other areas of
synagogue activities, and has
led a number of groups to visit
Rabbi Swarttz will conduct
services this evening at 8, and
tomorrow at 10 a.m. he will
lead a Torah study seminar.
The next guest rabbi is to
be Frederic Kazan, dean of the i
Reconstructionist Rabbinical
College. He will officiate at
Sabbath evening services on
June 26, at which time Law-
rence Hugh Kunin will be call-
ed to the Torah in honor of his
Bar Mitzvah. His parents are
Richard and Marlene Kunin.
B'nai B'rith Fort Lauderdale
Lodge No. 1438 will hold its in-
stallation of officers for 1976-
77 on Wednesday, June 16, at
8 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El.
Michaei Teitelbaum, regional
officer of B'nai B'rith District
No. 5, will be the speaker.
Cantor Jerome Klement will
present several musical selec-
tions. Wives of members and
guests are invited. Refresh-
ments will be served.
New Hadassah Chapter Is Formed
Blyma, Orly, Herzl, and Rayus
Groups of Hadassah are now
the West Broward Chapter. The
groups, formerly part of North
Broward Chapter, are in Mar-
gate, Holiday Springs and Ta-
The new chapter's officers
are Mrs. Pearl Goldenberg,
president; Mrs. Harry Krimsky,
education vice president; Mrs.
David Lefkowitz, fund-raising
vice president; Mrs. Morton
Sellner, membership vice presi-
dent; Mrs. Philip Myer, program
vice president; Mrs. Louis
Auerbach, treasurer; Mrs. Glor-
ia Hirsh, financial secretary;
Mrs. Martha Altman, recording
secretary; Mrs. Mollie Gioiosa,
corresponding secretary-
For further information, call
JWV Forms New Chapter and Post
The Jewish War Veterans
have formed a new Broward-
Palm Beach County District and
Rally Closes
Century Village
Campaign Effort
Irving Friedman, chairman
of the Century Village-Deerfield
Beach UJA committee, has an-
nounced that the residents of
Century Village and Deerfield
are invited to a final 1976 ral-
ly at their synagogue in the
administration building.
This rally is a culmination of
the Century Village residents'
efforts in their wonderful sup-
port for Israel and world Jew-
ry. The program, on the eve-
ning of June 14, will include
entertainment by Tony St.
Thomas, singer and composer.
The festivities begin at 8 p.m.
and include refreshments.
a new post, the Century Village
of Deerfield Beach, Jewish War
Veterans of the USA.
The senior vice commander
is Paul Zimmerman, Post 730.
Other officers are Irving Solo-
mon, commander, Post 177;
Herman Zweiback, junior vice
commander. Post 613; Howard
Melinson, judge advocate, Post
196; Solomon Dershowitz, adju-
tant, Post 730; David Blum,
quartermaster, Post 730.
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Page 9
Sydney Harris and Mouse in Jerusalem
cause they were Hamletesque
speechifiers, perorators great
at words but timid before the
Continued from Page 4
That, it should be clear, is the
meaning of the increasingly-
voiced warning to us that, who-
ever wins the presidency in
November, after that comes Is-
rael's Armageddon.
And the horror of it all is that
Israel's incompetence, set upon
a course of self-destruction
since the Yom Kippur War by
mice in Jerusalem, waits silent-
ly for the nod.
WHAT HAS happened to the
spunk, the daring, the will to
tell the world to go to the devil
if it did not like those decisions
Israel made and acted upon in
her own best interest? What has
happened since those great Mil-
ler orations?
For whom does Israel wait
now for the successors of
Nixon and Agnew, die coy anti-
Semites of American monopol-
istic power, to amputate her
borders and excise her soul out
of existence?
Israel's greatness lay not in
intellectualism alone, but in the
mind and in the ocurage of
lions like Ben-Gurion, who
would have declared that oil
can not forge Israel's destiny,
and that it is a forgery of car-
telism that American policy
must be modified to appease die
IN THIS spirit of mind and
courage, the helm of the ship
of state eluded the Ebans be-
New UNESCO Resolution Condemns Isr&el
PARIS (JTA) The United Nations Educational, Sci-
entific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted a
resolution charging Israel with preventing Arabs in the oc-
cupied territories "from freely exercising their inalienable
rights to the education and culture necessary to the preser-
vation of their national identity."
The resolution was adopt- UNESCO's director general" in
^ed by the executive board
[by a vote of 26-1 and 10 ab-
stentions. The U.S. cast the
fsole negative vote. Israel is
not a member of the board.
ed by Western diplomats as
"more moderate than originally
expected," will be placed before
the general conference at its
next meeting in Nairobi, Kenya,
this autumn
The resolution also accused
Israel of "hampering efforts by
his attempts to carry out a de-
cision taken by the general
conference in November, 1974,
"to exercise lull supervision"
of schools and other cultural
institutions in the occupied ter-
ritories. The resolution invited
the Director General to con-
tinue these efforts in coopera-
tion with "all the states involv-
ed and with the PLO'
The PI<0 wns granted observ-
er status in November, 1974.
THE ARAB countries ap-
Report GOP to Eye
Strong Pro-Israel Plank
ROSENBAUM, in an inter-
view this weekend on nationally
syndicated newspaper columnist
Victor Riesel's WEVD Talk of
New York" program, said that
he had spoken with Iowa Gov-
ernor Robert Ray, chairman of
the Republican Platform Com-
mittee and that the latter had
agreed to permit a resolution
drafted by Rosenbaum which
"guarantees the integrity, the
existence, the strength, and the
security of the State of Israel."
head of the Republican Party's
national committee of state
chairmen and himself New York
State GOP chairman pledged
last week to introduce a strong
pro-Israel plank in the Repub-
lican Party platform at its na-
tional convention in August.
Former Judge Richard Rosen-
baum, a close friend of Vice
President Nelson A. Rockefeller,
also said he would sponsor a
Dlank calling for the freedom of
emigration of Soviet Jewry.
W. M. (Bill) Wilson
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parently agreed to tone down
their resolution in order to ob-
tain as many favorable votes as
They partially succeeded as
Belgium, Italy, France and Jap-
an supported the resolution. It
is the first time that usually-
friendly Belgium voted in favor
of an anti-Israel resolution-
Among those abstaining were
West Germany, the United King-
dom, Norway, Chile, Austria,
Uruguay, Brazil and Australia.
There are 40 members on the
executive board which serves as
the organization's steering and
managing body.
THE CHIEF Israeli delegate,
M Bar Yaakov, told the dele-
gates that Israel had been deep-
ly hurt by the November, 1974,
resolutions and that it contin-
ues to anply its decision not to
cooperate with UNESCO in ap-
plying its anti-Israeli resolu-
This declaration was made to
explain why Israel has not re-
plied to the UNlfl&CO Director
General's queries rompU.d by
the 1974 Arab sponsored reaolU;
Bar Yaakov added that al-
most 100 percent of all children
of school age on the West Bank
and in the Gaza Strip were at-
tending classes.
HE SAID Egyptian an* Jor-
danian text books were in use
with the exception of 14 which
UNESCO had Judged anti-
Semitic after the Six-Day War.
The Israeli delegate stressed
that "Israel carries out Its re-
sponsibilities as defined by in-
ternational law and will con-
tinue to do so."
Israeli diplomats fear that the
Arab states will try to unleash
a far tougher offensive at the
general conference and call for
concrete measures against Is-
rael which only the conference
can adopt.
JDC Gives Italian Victims
$25,000 in Assistance
check for $25,000 to aid earth-
quake \ictims in the northeast
section cf Italy has been pre-
sented by Jack D. Weiler, chair-
nan of the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee,
and Ralph I. Goldman, execu- j
tive vice chairman to Consul
General Vieri Traxler at the
Italian Consulate here.
Weiler has also offered to
send JDC welfare specialists as
volunteers to work in the
stricken area.
IN ACCEPTING the check
last Thursday, Traxler said "I
wish to express to the JDC
board our very sincere grati-
tude. The only silver lining in
tragedies such as this is that
they bring out the best in most
human beings and the Jewish
community is demonstrating
once more its dedication to in-
ternational brotherhood."
When informed of the gift
and offer of volunteers, Rob-
eit: Gaja, Italy's Ambassador
to the United States, said: "I
am touched and grateful to the
Jewish community for the ges-
ture and it is appreciated by
my government. I shall convey
this to the Minister of Foreign
Affairs and to the President of
the Republic."
IN MAKING the presenta-
tion, Weiler said: "We join with
the Italian people and people
everywhere in mourning the
death of over 900 people."
need to commit words to deeds.
But it did not elude the
school teacher Meir, whom an
exaggerated sentimentalism has
blown up out of all proportion
to her actual political perspica-
city, and through whom the
Hamlets have in fact finally
taken over to deliver ap Jeru-
salem in a woeful Mailing of
They talked in the kitchen
over coffee, these types, as
Egypt crossed the Sweat Canal,
laid the Bar Lev Line waste
and invaded the Sinai/-
THE TALK must end. Tough-
ness must return to Israel to
stand up to the Niian-Agnew
surrogates preparing for sur-
gery on her, or surely she will
not survive.
I think of the tiagejij of Gen.
Elazar, whose heart broke un-
der the burden of Israel's own
Watergate. I think of .the agony
of Gen. Sharon, who threw a
fig at Henry Kissinger's Oct.
demand that Israel Cease the
war, who smashed his way back
across the Suez Canal into
Egvot, and who would not stop
until Oct 22 when the Kissinger
threats turned literally obscene
and the coffee-drinkers in Jeru-
salem ioined the Kissinger
chorus and forced him to stop.
How much greater, wauld be
Israel's agony today ware it not
for Sharon how much wer.ker
her bargaining position?
Of this man, of Gen. Sharon,
of a new lion, I think w he sits
waiting, waiting for some hope-
ful sign of new life in the corpse
his country has become.
I THINK of the Sidney Har-
rises handsomely paid for their
ohonv philosophizing on die
"stuoiditv" of Israel and how Is-
rael might best ameliorate this
stupidity by burying herself
And I wonder where Israel's
leaders are, the sons of Ben-
Gurion. to tell the criminal
Nixon-Agnew surrogates to go
flv a kite.
Where are thev? Will they
sneak ur> before Sidney Harris
has his day?
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, June 11, 1976
Sudden Shifts in Power May Oust Rabin
TEL AVTV According tc
informed sources, the parlia-
mentary faction of the Labor
Alignment (Ma'rach) is serious-
ly considering revamping the
government and naming a new
Prime Minister in order to
avoid holding new national
elections. This is reported by
the usually authoritative Ha'-
aretz, which points out the
curious fact that this action is
being initiated by the so-called
"doves" who would elevate Shi-
mon Peres to the premiership
even though he is generally re-
garded as a "hawk."
According to the quoted
sources, there is no chance of
reconciling the rift between
Prime Minister Rabin and Pe-
res, and the blame for this rup-
ture is being placed squarely
on Rabin's head. The only loyal-
ist in Rabin's cabinet, says Ha'-
aretz, is Finance Minister Ye-
hoshua Rabinowitz whose own
position is severely weakened.
-to -tr -to
NEW YORKObservers here
are wondering what Secretary
of State Henry Kissinger really,
discussed with former Israeli
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Premier Golda Meir here Mon-
day. Dr. Kissinger was quick to
go on record that he and Mrs.
Meir are "fast friends."
Mrs. Meir was in the U.S. to
accent a special award from the
In this spirit, look for the
president of the National Con-
ference of Christians and Jews
to applaud Dr. Kissinger for his
foreign policy particularly in
the Middle East and Africa.
Dr. David Hyatt, in a letter
to Kissinger, has already con-
gratulated him for "placing the
United States squarely on the
side of morality and decency."
ff f f
WASHINGTON Reports cir-
culating here are of a letter
from Jimmy Carter, Democratic
presidential hopeful, criticizing
the "false, malicious, anti-
Semitic remarks" made by for-
mer Vice President Spiro Ag-
The letter will observe in
oart that "It is indeed fortunate
for this country that Spiro Ag-
new is simolv writing novels
and not still a heartbeat away
from the presidency."
Seniors Touring
On Tuesday, June 15, the Sen-
ior Citizens are invited to at-
tend a House and Gardens tour
of Vizcaya. Chartered bus serv-
ice will leave the Center at 9:30
a.m. and return to the Center
at 3:30 p.m.
Bring your own lunch or a
snack bar is available. Cost is
$3.50, which includes every-
f I
Harry Gold (left), Maurice Agronin and Abe GadeU
Lou Gatkin and Jack Goldber
NW STtll M. Conaarvatlva. Rabbi
larael Zimmerman. 44A
Oakland Park Blvd. Rabbi Philip A.
LabowiU. Cantor Maurlca Neu.
land Park Blvd. Reform. Rabbi Jo.l
8. Qoor. Cantor Jarome Klemant. 43
S1 Stirling Rd. Orthodox. Rabbi
Moaho Bomiar. |g
GATION. 400 S Nob Hill Rd. Llo*-
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7473 N.W. 4th St. M
Ava. Conaarvatlva. Rabbi Morrit A
Skop. Cantor Jacob Ronzar. 49
NW 9th St. Conaarvatlva. 44B
740 M.roate Blvd. Conaarvatlva.
Canter ChBrlea Parlman.
GREGATION. 1721 NW 100th Ava.
Reform. Rabbi Max Welts. 44
Rabbi David Berent 92
Eva Agronin (left), Gert Gatkin and Bess Goldberg
tl#ry Village Cat Con.erve.tive.
much Syria's involvement in
the affairs of Lebanon kept Da-
mascus from making demands
on Israel before acceding last
week to extending the mandate
of the United Nations Disen-
gagement Observer Force
(UNDOF) on the Golan Heights
will |only emerge during the
coming months.
UN Secretary General Kurt
Waldheim is assuring UN dele-
gations that Syria attaches great
importance to the negotiating
process in the Mideast.
ft -ir &
TEL AVIV Look for a
public change in Israeli foreign
policy vis-a-vis the Palestine
Liberation Organization. In an
interview with Davar, Israel's
Ambassador to the UN Chaim
Herzog has declared that his
government may have to recon-
sider its policy of refusing ever
to deal with the PLO.
Referring to "certain events
that have occurred with which
Israel must reckon," Herzog
said that "this is a reality which
Israel can no longer ignore."
circles are reporting here that
Dr. Henry Kissinger has frank-
ly told Israeli Ambassador Sim-
cha Dinitz that for the time be-
ing there are no prospects of
renewed diplomatic relations
between Israel and the African
nations. Kissinger's assessment
of the situation came after his
recent visit to the African con-
In a strong foreign policy state-
ment attacking "latter day forms
of imperialistic aggression prafc
ticed by Communist adventur-
ers and expansionists and in the
Middle East by obdurate Arab
nationalism and petrodollar
blackmail," 1,000 delegates to
the national convention of the
Workmen's Circle concluded
their four-day session here.
The delegates, while support- t
ing the concept of detente,
warned that "it can work, if all
parties involved accept the re-
sponsibilities inherent in it, and
observe the understandings and
agreements which constitute
THE JEWISH labor fraternal
order's delegates also lashed out
at the failure of the United Na-
tions to remain more than "a
platform for demagoguery and
hypocrisy, particularly in its at-
tacks on Israel" while, at the.
same time reaffirming its faith
in the concept of the UN.
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The Jevnsh Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdalc
Page 11
Proposal Considered to Change Tactics in Negotiations With Arabs
YEHOSHAFAT Harkabi, perhaps Israel's leading
authority on Israel-Arab relations, and analyst
of Arab strategy, recently discussed the touchy
subject of Israel's policy in the Middle East. There
has been much criticism of late that Israel seems
to have no fixed policy on how to bring peace
closer, but merely marks time or responds to ex-
ternal events as they occur. Harkabi analyzes three
policy programs in his article in the columns of
First is that proposed by the doves. They as-
sume that there are in the Arab world elements
which are seriously interested in peace with Israel
and have given up the idea of wiping Israel off the
ISRAEL SHOULD therefore meet these ele-
ments half way, withdraw from territories, recog-
nize a Palestinian state and by these very acts
strengthen the influence of the Arab doves.
The weakness of this policy, Harkabi says, is
that in the realities of the Arab world there are only
hawks. The doves are but a product of the wishful
thinking of the Israeli idealists who, by their inter-
nal criticism of the Israel government, give the
world the impression that it is we who are obstacles
to peace in the Middle East.
THE SECOND policy program goes to the oth-
er extreme. Under this policy, since there are no
Arab intentions to make peace, Israel can not com-
promise, withdraw or yield up any position of stra-
tegic importance, geographic or political.
Ws can withstand any pressures from anyone,
and in the end the Arabs will have to reconcile
themselves both to our existence and to our con-
tinued occupation of lands. Our stand may be right
in our own eyes, but it is losing us the support of
the world, comments Harkabi. Furthermore, such
supreme confidence is not warranted.
HARKABI PROPOSES a realistic policy dic-
tated by the tactical needs o fthe moment. We ack-
nowledge to ourselves that the Arab attitude is in-
deed hawkish and extremist, but this need not be
met by Israel extremism. A policy of flexibility on
our part can produce favorable results. Zionism has
traditionally been tolerant.
We never dreamed of banishing the Arabs or
conquering their lands. It was this tolerance, mis-
interpreted as weakness, that triggered off Arab
extremism which boomeranged and brought about
establishment of the State of Israel.
THE TROUBLE is, concludes Harkabi, that
whereas there are political parties and organized
groups in Israel dedicated to each of the two ex-
tremes, there is no organization to press for adop-
tion of the tactical policy which he advocates.
He feels that if courageous leadership in the
Israel government were to chart such a course and
skilfully navigate the ship of state accordingly,
even the two extremes would find in it elements
which would command their support. This is not
the time to fix final strategies, but it is the time
to plan tactics wisely.
Singles Units
Mainly Draw
Women Visitors
A WIDE-RANGING program in Queens to meet the needs of
divorced, widowed, separated and unmarried young par-
I ents, the first in the history of the Gustav Hartman YM-YWHA
in Far Rockaway, is meeting those needs but only for women;
| men have failed to show up, according to a Y official.
Michael Edelstein, a special program assistant at the Y,
I who is coordinator of the singles program, said the program
was started in January. It has two functioning groups one
|cf single parents and one for college students and singles aged
118 to 25.
ON THE average, 15 to 20 single parents attend every-
! other-week meetings of their group. Edelstein said the pur-
pose of the group was to "strike a balance between the social
and rap elements, while maintaining a strong sense of Jewish
[culture and identity."
He said the single parents program had two phases. One
is counseling for the problems which often afflict single par-
ents. For members of the Y group, all of whom are women,
who are usually granted custody of the children, child-raising
often presents problems for which counseling is needed.
IT IS provided by the Jewish Community Services of Long
Island. The JCS, like the Y, is an affiliate of the Federation of
Jewish Philanthropies. The other phase is to provide opportu-
i nities for socializing, Edelstein said. Single women parents
have great difficulties in finding opportunities for normal so-
[cial life.
Another problem for some women is getting a Jewish di-
Ivorce (Get), for which referrals are made to the Rabbinical
[Council of America. Edelstein said four such referrals had
een made since the program was started.
HELP ALSO is provided for parents seeking a Jewish edu-
cation for their children. For those needing financial help, the
directs them to agencies providing such help. There are no
fees for these services.
Edelstein said the program was started for residents of
jthe area, based in the Hartman Y and serving adjacent Queens
land Long Island areas, because there were no such programs
I for single adults in the south Queens area.
He said a special effort is being planned to bring single
[male parents into the program.
THE TECHNIQUE is a social event, the first for the group,
July or August, which will probably be a wine and cheese
arty at the Y. Flyers announcing the event and inviting sin-
male parents are being prepared to be posted in apartment
buildings throughout the heavily Jewish Rockaway section.
Another action, he said, was a decision to open member-
Tip in the group, now comprised entirely of single parents
the 25 to 35 year age group, to single men and women 25
40 years old, whether they are single parents or not.
EDELSTEIN, asked if there was any information to ac-
unt for the lack of male response to the services of the Y
lor single parents, said that the Rockaways are widely con-
idered a family-oriented community. Men, having more fi-
ancial resources than women, and therefore more mobility,
end to move away after the break-up of their marriages.
Women, less financially independent and accordingly less
obile apart from the fact that they are generally awarded
stody of the children tend to stay, attracted also by rela-
ely low rents i the area and services available to them
m Jewish social agencies.
The Vibrant Jewish
Life of Vilna Recalled
arranged by Leyzer Ran. New York:
Vilno in Pictures, 3 volumes, 1,000 pp.,
$40. /
^BRAHAM JOSHUA Heschel asked "how
has the city of Vilna acquired such a
sacred name?" While other Jewish commu-
nities were rich in rabbis, scholars, authors
and artists, Vilna possessed all this and more.
The Jerusalem of Lithuania, as the city is
fondly and justly known, was the largest Jew-
ish printing and publishing center in the
world in the middle of the nineteenth century.
It produced the most beautiful editions of the
Talmud, prayer books and other sifrei kodesh.
VILNA WAS the residence of one the
greatest scholars of East European Jewry
the Gaon of Vilna. And it served as the cen-
ter for the development of the most impor-
tant Jewish movements of the nineteenth and
twentieth centuries: Haskalah, the Bund, and
Zionism. YIVO was established here as well
as the PEN Club, and dozens of groups of
Hebraists and Yiddishists.
Vilna's enormous contribution to world
Jewry is equaled only by the immeasurable
effect of the destruction of the city during
the Holocaust.
ROMAN VISHNIAC photographed the
twilight of East European Jewry during the
latD 1930s, so that we would have something
with which to remember what was there.
New, Leyzer Ran, editor of Vilno in Pictures,
has published three exquisite, illustrated and
documented volumes of the way it was, with
intrcductions and captions in English, He-
brew, Yiddish and Russian.
Ran has poignantly reflected the vibrant
Jewish life of Vilna. We see that most of Vil-
na's Jews were tragically poor, but not in
spirit or Jewish education. The common la-
borer studied Talmud, went to synagogue, lis-
tened to the sermons of itinerant lecturers
and writers, and sang liturgical music. Con-
trasting ideologies may have brought to Vilna
Jews of disparate orientation, but all of them
had high cultural and intellectual ideals.
THIS WAS a life that can never be re-
placed. It must be remembered and perpe-
tuated. I strongly recommend the purchase
of this set for the synagogue, library and
home. The price is modest for the richness
it offers.
"Jerusalem of Lithuania" represents the
Kind of feeling toward Judaism we want our
ycung people, born and brought up in the
stnility of American spiritual life, to know
about, to yearn after and to emulate.
There Seems to be No Clear
Respite from Violent Experience
VOU CAN use a flagpole for both glorious
and dastardly purposes, as many people
living through violent days in Boston now
realize: At Iwo Jima, a handful of Marines
used it to raise a flag proclaiming victory
against great odds. In Boston, a handful of
young fellows used it as a battering ram
ngainst a Black businessman who was making
his way peacefully into City Hall when as-
When passions blaze, those who wield
flagpoles in efforts to protest "forced" busing
can end up indicted by a grand jury for "as-
sault with a dangerous weapon."
1H1S IS the same Boston wherein Wil-
liam Lloyd Garrison, standing ready 145 years
ago to give his life to end slavery, declared,
"I will be as harsh as truth and as uncom-
promising as justice ... I am in earnest 1
will not equivocate I will not excuse I
will not retreat a single inch; and I will be
It was during that same era that Elijah
Lovejoy, another abolitionist, was killed by
an Illinois mob violently opposed to his edi-
torials that shared Garrison's views.
BOSTON'S RESISTANCE to public school
integration seems certain to be entered as
an American historical footnote constituting
a bizarre way to mark the nation's Bicenten-
nial. Resistance to busing has so mounted,
disruption of the educational process has
spread so violently, and the politics of inte-
gration efforts have burst bonds of civility to
such a degree that the city once cele-
brated as a citadel of learning and wisdom
is sick to its civic marrow.
Case histories of violence in Boston grow
week by week. Richard Poleet, 34 and white,
has suffered such a severe injury at the hands
of Black youths armed with a concrete cin-
der block, that his life is nearly ended.
HIS BROTHER, deeply grieving, pleads
not for revenge but for peace to be restored
to Boston. Other whites and a number of
Blacks have been victimized by the fury of
enraged partisans. Yellow school buses, sym-
bolizing the central issue of the controversy,
have been stoned; their young passengers'
lives endangered, their drivers harassed.
Marches and counter-marches, protest
meetings and protests to protest meetings con-
sume the energies of those determined to sub-
stitute violent acts for reasonable debate.

Page 12
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort I uunVrrtnlr
Friday, June 11, 1976

Presidents Report
Continued from Pa*e 1
and of all religious branches of
2. It has been a year of sig-
nificant growth in all areas of
Federation concern and respon-
sibilities as follows:
a. We are increasing the size
of our board of directors a
fact of considerable impor-
tance since it reflects the
growth of leadership of men
and women of high commitment
to Jewish ideals. The presence
of such men and women on
our board reflects the deep feel-
ings and attachment of the
Jewish population overall to
the survival of a creative Ju-
b. The committees of the Fed-
eration increased in both num-
bers and size, and each of them
did outstanding work. I want to
particularly commend the Jew-
ish education committee, chair-
ed by Ludwik Brodzki; the com-
munity relations committee and
its chairman, Al Capp; the Jew-
ish Community Center commit-
tee and the personnel commit-
tee, both chaired by Jacob
Brodzki, who will be recogniz-
ed tonight for his outstanding
achievement; and the budget
and finance committee and its
chairman, Martin Kurtz, who
helped organize our entire of-
fice procedures and will be re-
cognized for his outstanding
achievements tonight.
Everything that we did was
made possible because of the
tireless efforts of our United
Jewish Appeal campaign lead-
ership and workers. We are in-
deed blessed to have as our
general campaign chairman a
man of the stature and qual-
ity of Leo Goodman.
c. Our 1976 campaign has
been the most successful one
ever in Fort Lauderdale's his-
tory. We have already raised
over $1.48 million and the cam-
paign will finish with over $1.5
million raised. This is a signifi-
cant increase over the 1975 to-
tal of $1.35 million, considering
that $250,000 was deemed to be
lost before this campaign start-
ed out due to deaths, removals
and severe financial reverses
by a number of our major fi-
nancial contributors. I am par-
ticularly proud of the fact that
we will have received gifts from
over 6,000 contributors, includ-
ing over 2500 new contribu-
Not only have we broadened
the base of givers but we open-
ed up new areas where we pre-
viously have not campaigned.
I also want to pay my respects
to Irving Geisser, our capable
executive director, and his staff
who did everything possible to
help achieve these results.
What, now. of the future??
What we have accomplished
is very meaningful and we can
congratulate ourselves on hav-
ing started to do the job and
for doing it in earnest; but it's
really only a start. It's with a
sense of humility and with a
feeling of conviction that we
have been on the right track so
far that I offer the follow-
ing suggestions:
1. We must continue to
strengthen and enlarge our cam-
paign, for only in that way can
we meet our responsibilities to
Israel and to our own commu-
nity. We must continue to unite
our community with its many
hopes, dreams, and plans for a
meaningful Jewish life. We
need, therefore, to .
2. Undertake both short-range
and long-range planning in all
areas of concern, but with par-
ticular attention to the needs
of the aged both in non-institu-
tional and institutional settings.
I am concerned that there is
no Jewish home for the aged
between Miami and Jackson-
ville, and these needs must be
carefully assessed.
3. We must strengthen our
communication with the com-
munity through an expanded
program of public information.
4. We must strengthen those
services we are already offer-
ing, such as our Jewish Family
Service, which helped 644 fam-
ilies this past year, and our
chaplaincy program, under the
direction of Rabbi Harold Rich
ter, which has expanded jits
service with the aid of a group
of specially trained volunteers
and now reaches into not only
hospitals and nursing homes but
also increased home visitation.
5. We must enhance and
strengthen our role in Jewish
education. Every Federation in
the country views this as a
priority area. This past year we
allocated $18,000 in seed money
to the new Fort Lauderdale
Hebrew Day School and we pro-
vided funds for scholarships,
teacher enrichment programs
and a successful Ulpan pro-
6. By our creation this year
of the Jewish Community Cen-
ter, with a full-time experienc-
ed director, Bill Goldstein, we
were able to begin a variety of
sorely needed cultural, recrea-
tional, and leisure-time activi-
ties for all age groups, from
preschool through senior adults.
The response to these pro-
grams has been overwhelming
with literally hundreds of dif-
ferent people utilizing these
programs and our physical fa-
cility, but again, it has convinc-
ed us that we must plan, and
soon, to greatly expand these
7. In order to achieve most
of these objectives, I will pro-
pose in the coming year that we
initiate a bequests and founda-
tions program so that we can
begin to accumulate general
funds apart from our regular
fund-raising campaign, in or-
der that we may have financial
resources to help bring to real-
ity the fruits of our planning.
of these programs that I have
outlined is that they advance
the ethical and spiritual values
of Judaism and Jewishness;
they give form and content to
the idea and ideal of Jewish
peoplehood; they contribute to
a meaningful Jewish survival.
More and more as we im-
prove our planning and our
service and add to our fund-
raising successes we will
fulfill our role as a Federation,
a Federation fully in keeping
with the philanthropic, humani-
tarian ideal inherent in the
commandment to do Mitzvoth.
The Word, yes; but greater
than the word is the deed. It is
to that ideal that we are com-
mitted. It is that ideal that we
strive so hard to serve, to ad-
vancp and to strengthen.
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Hadassah Groups
Ending Season
Herxl Group of West Brow-
ard held its last meeting of the
season on May 12 at the Ta-
marac Jewish Center. Augusta
Rubenstein installed the new
officers and the Bermuda Chor-
al Group, conducted by Bea
Zeidman and accompanied by
pianist Jeanette Freund, provid-
ed entertainment.
The committees will continue
to work during the summer and
the next regular meeting will
be sometime in September.
Kadimah Group will meet on
June 21 at 1 p.m. in the Ad-
ministration Building at Cen-
tury Village East. Mrs. Diane
Marcovitz of the Chapter will
install officers. Mrs. Mary Pa-
vony, outgoing president, has
seen membership grow to 350
and $12,000 raised and pre-
sented to National Hadassah.
Officers to be installed are
Mrs. Lillian Druger, president;
Mrs. Fay Gutchman, fund-rais-
ing vice president; Mrs. Marian
Vale, membership vice presi-
dent; Mrs. Fran Nusbaum, edu-
cation vice president; Mrs. Ida
Fialkin, program vice presi-
dent; Mrs. Henrietta Hoffman,
treasurer; Mrs. Augusta Men-
dell, financial secretary; Mrs.
Sydel Krakower, recording sec-
retary; and Mrs. Fanny Zall,
corresponding secretary. Mrs.
Jean Baum is publicity chair-
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hold a UJA breakfast on Sun-
day, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. All
Somerset residents are invited.
Dr. Richard Greene, who re-
turned recently from a UJA
mission, will be the guest
Residents of Oakland Estate
will sponsor a UJA breakfast on
behalf of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale at
the Inverrary Country Club on
June 27 at 10:30 a.m. All resi-
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