The Jewish Floridian of greater Ft. Lauderdale


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The Jewish Floridian of greater Ft. Lauderdale
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Volume 5 Number 13
Friday, June 25, 1976
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Cantor Mandel to Chant Liturgy
At JWV Convention Services
National Jewish War Veterans
Cantor Emanuel Mandel will
chant the liturgy at the JWV
State and National Conventions
at services on Friday evening,
June 25, and Saturday morning,
June 26. at the Americana Ho-
The National Convention serv-
ices will be on Friday evening
August 20. and Saturday morn-
ing, August 21, at the Diplomat
Hotel in Hollywood.
Cantor Mandel, of North Mi-
ami Beach, is the High Holiday
Cantor for the twelfth year at
Congregation Ohev Sholom in
Orlando. In- addition to his can-
torial duties, he is the president
and administrator of the three
Levitt Memorial Chapels in
South Florida.
Beth Hillel Is Expanding
Congregation Beth Hillel of
Margate recently completed
negotiations to acquire larger
quarters, which will accommo-
date twice as many people. It is
hoped that the new facility will
be ready before the High Holy
On June 13 the congregation
elected officers to serve for the
next two years. They are Mur-
ray Hauser, president; Harry
Fine, Sam Aaron and Bernard
Cohen, vice presidents; Mike
Tunis, financial secretary; Abe
Rosenberg, recording secretary;
Sam Klombers, corresponding
secretary; Irving Rothberg,
treasurer; Dave Harris, ser-
geant at arms.
New members of the board of
directors are Morris Broder,
Flo Goldfarb, Julius Goldstein,
George Liderman, Jack Lieber-
man, Charles Perlman, Morris
Pincus, Max Rattner, Ruby Re-
instein, Ida Rothberg and Abe
For information about joining
the congregation, call 972-5252.
For information about the Sis-
terhood, call 971-9395; about
the Men's Club, 971-5693.
JDC Religious Activities Director
Is Honored at Yeshiva University
Nourishment for the Intellect:
Grossinger's Summer Seminar 1976
Food for thought as well
as body will again be a vaca-
tion staple at the Grossinger
Hotel in New York State's Cat-
skill Mountains as the celebrat-
ed resort presents its sixth an-
nual Summer Seminar lecture
series, beginning, Monday, July
5, and running for nine weeks.
The theme is "Bring Your
Mind Along, Too," and each
weekday afternoon will feature
a provocative outdoor lecture
by an outstanding author, jour-
nalist, college professor, physi-
cian, psychologist, politico, or
political commentator, focusing
on contemporary concerns from
"Medicine Today" to "Society
The Monday series (Medi-
cine) will feature doctors and
medical writers, including car-
diologist Dr. Irving Levitas,
medical journalist Jane Brody,
Prof. Howard Grob of Adelphi
University, and medical writer
Spencer Klaw.
THE TUESDAY psychology
series will spotlight such nota-
bles in the field as Professors
Victor Marrow and Jonathan
Freedman. psychiatrist Dr. Sid-
ney Rose, and psychoanalyst
Dr. Hebert Holt.
International and domestic is-
sues on Thursdays will feature
Pulitzer Prize-winner J. An-
thony Lucas, Professors Stanley
Newman and Robert Lekach-
man, Congressman James
Scheuer and others on topics
ranging from the Mideast to
the Presidency.
Some of the critical social is-
sues to be studied during the
Friday series. "Society Today,"
include: "Crime and Violence
In America" discussed by Pro-
fessor Freda Adler. "New Val-
ues for a New Generation" with
Dr. Laurence Birns of the New
School for Social Research, "Is
College Necessary?" with Fred
M. Hechinger. assistant editor
of The New York Times editor-
ial page, and "Will Marriage
Survive?" "Women's Liberation
1976," "The Race Issue" and
"Southern Jewry."
sessions follow each post-lunch-
eon talk, with Grossinger direc-
tor of activities Lou Goldstein
as moderator.
Further information on the
1976 Summer Seminars is avail-
able from the Reservations
Dept, Grossinger's, Grossinger,
N.Y. 12734; ask for the 1976
Summer edition of the Gros-
singer News. ^^^^^
Cantors Honor
The Cantors Assembly, South-
east Region, held a meeting and
farewell party honoring those
colleagues leaving the area at
the home of Cantor and Mrs.
Edward Klein.
The party became a concert
in which many cantors partici-
pated, accompanied by Hy
Fried. "Tzeischem L'sholom"
and good wishes were extended
to Cantors Errol Helfman of
Temple Zion, Jacob Mendelson
of Beth Torah Congregation,
and Stanley Rich of Temple Or
Olom who are leaving the area
to assume pulpits in other ci-
Dr. Aaron Greenbaum, direc-
tor of Cultural and Religious
Activities in Israel of the Joint
Distribution Committee, receiv-
ed the Mordecai Ben David
Award at the forty-fifth annual
commencement of Yeshiva Uni-
versity on June 10 at the uni-
versity's main center in Wash-
ington Heights.
Dr. Greenbaum, a graduate of
Yeshiva University, received
the award from Dr. Leo Jung,
professor emeritus of ethics and
senior rabbi of the Jewish Cen-
ter in Manhattan.
The $1,000 award is made
through the Mordecai Ben
David Foundation to the indi-
vidual "who shall have achieved
a most noteworthy record of
success in the promotion and
encouragement of self-respect,
self-defense, and independence
and courage among members of
the Jewish faith, and in the
promotion and enhancement
among American Jews of a deep
and abiding sense of loyalty de-
votion and patriotism to the
PREVIOUS recipients of the
award include Dr. Beta Schick,
Dr. Jonas Salk, Dr. Albert Sa-
bin. Supreme Court Justice Ar-
thur Goldberg and Dr. Yacov
Sholom Men Organizing
Temple Sholom of Pompano
Beach held an organizational
meeting on June 16 for the pur-
pose of forming a new Men's
Club, which will have its kick-
off gathering in early Septem-
Dr Robert Segaul (left), winner of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Fort Lauderdale. Young Leadership
Award, met with a resident of a Malben old age home
supported by UJA funds. Also Participating the UJA
Young Leadership Mission were Dr. and Mrs. Alan Gold-
enberg and Dr. and Mrs. Richard Greene.
Dr. Greenbaum, who joined
the American Joint Distribution
Committee in Israel in 1955, be-
gan his career in communal life
in Portland, Me. From 1940 to
1945 he was the state chaplain
of the Maine Harbor Defense
Area, a member of the Gover-
nor's Council for Rehabilitation
of Servicemen, and headed co-
ordination of rescue work for
European Jewry.
For ten years after that he
was in Yonkers, N.Y., traveling
extensively for the Rabbinical
Council Torah Tour Commis-
sion, visiting isolated Jewish
communities and college cam-
puses. He also headed the first
Rabbinical Council Education
Study Mission, which inves-
tigated the education problems
of rescued children in Israel.
He also taught Bible and Tal-
mud in Yeshiva College.
Dr. Greenbaum has published
many articles on popular and
scholarly themes, has contrib-
uted to the Educational Ency-
clopedia in Jerusalem and the
New Jewish Encyclopedia. He
received his Bachelor's degree
at Yeshiva College in 1936, was
ordained at Rabbi Isaac Elcha-
nan Theological Seminary in
1937, and received a Doctorate
at Bernard Revel Graduate
School in 1945.
Plantation Congregation Plans
Get-Togethers, Other Activities
Plantation Jewish Congrega-
tion will begin its new year
wth a series of get-togethers in
Plantation to acquaint all Jews
from the neighborhood, as well
as from Sunrise, Lauderhill.
Lauderdale Lakes, Davie. Coop-
er City and Greater Fort Laud-
erdale. with the new rabbi and
the expanding programs.
Rabbi Sheldon Jay Harr is
looking forward to meeting
everyone personally at these
events and explaining the con-
gregation's educational pro-
grams from nursery school
through post-confirmation as
well as nreteen and teenage
youth group programs. As prin-
cipal, Rabbi Harr welcomes
auestions to any inquiries, as do
the Sisterhood and social rep-
resentatives. Adult Education is
another first for PJC.
Esme Bauman, this year's mem-
bership chairperson, is proud of
her committee, which includes
Mr. and Mrs. Marty Ardman,
Mr. and Mrs. W. Asher, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Boreth. Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Kalkstein. Mr. and
Jules Kramer, Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Langberg. Mr. and Mrs.
Al Neuman. Mr. and Mrs. Abe
Rosenberg. Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Scribner, Mr. and Mrs. Sig Ses-
sler, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sponder,
Mr. and Mrs. Wally Starr and
Mr. and Mrs. Eliot Stone.
celebrate America's Bicenten-
nial with a special commemora-
tive service on Friday, July 2,
at 8 p.m. at the temple.
During July Rabbi Harr will
discuss American Jewry's con-
tributions to American history,
presenting each week an im-
portant Jewish personality, from
the Revolutionary era to the
The congregation will partici-
pate in the July 4th parade
sponsored by the city of Planta-
The temple office is opei
daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
inquiries are welcome. Phone
Torah Academy
Elects Hoffman
Sol Arluk, honorary life presi-
dent of the Torah Academy of
South Florida, has announced
that Martin Hoffman, a Fort
Lauderdale attorney, has been
reelected to a second term as
president of the school.
Elected with him were Dr.
Norman Bloom. 1st vice presi-
dent; Barry Schreiber. vice
president-at-large; Dr. Morton
Freiman, vice president of reli-
gious education; Molly Green-
berg, vice president of secular
education; Norvin Dearson,
vice president of ways and
means; IrvinR Seidel, vice presi-
dent liaison; Joshua Galitzer,
financial secretary and treas-
urer; Ida Arluk, corresponding
secretary; and Marcia Kane,
recording secretary.
The officers will be formally
installed at a dinner on June
27 at the Social Hall of the
Young Israel of Greater Miami.
Torah Academy of South
Florida is beginning its second
year in September with nursery
through third grades. It plans
to add one grade each year un-
til a full compliment of ele-
mentary grades is attained.
Registration is open for the
coming year.

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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, June 25, 1976

Half a Day from Death,
She Receives the Gift of Life
Greater Miami Bond Organization
Names Gerson New Campaign Chairman
BEERSHEBAThere was no
medical reason for Kamar to
live. She had been brought to
the hospital in an ambulance
and taken to Geriatrics because
it was closest to the entrance.
She was suffering from heart
failure, uremia, a severe blad-
der infection, pneumonia, acute
conjunctivitis, and perhaps
worst of all in the aged a
broken hip. "Twelve hours, may-
be a day," said the duty physi-
cian. "Better contact her fami-
Kamar had no family. No
friends. The decision fell on the
staff. Should Kamar be allowed
to die peacefully, or should they
try to save her, knowing that
every waking minute would be
filled with pain?
The road back was a year long,
and uphill all the way. Every
staff member, from the head
physician to the cleaning wom-
an, was pulling for Kamar. She
responded to the love and care
lavjshed on her and tried to help
herself as well.
A SHORT time before Kamar
was discharged from the hospi-
tal, a team from the geriatric
center went to her home. They
removed the steps and built a
ramp. They tore down the wall
separating bath from toilet, wid-
ened doorways, rearranged bed-
room and kitchen for maximum
efficiency. A work crew clean-
ed, painted, even constructed a
concrete olaza in what used to
be a muddy weedgrown back-
yard so that Kamar could enjoy
the sun.
Occupational therapy provid-
ed Kamar with the means to be
self-sufficient, teaching her how
to care for her home, to cook
and wash without tiring. They
gave her the means to earn a
few pounds a month over her
welfare payments by furnishing
a hand loom and cloth strips to
make ootholders and Place mats.
Most of all. they restored her
dienitv. her sense of usefulness.
Kamar. half a day from death.,
had been given the gift of life.
It is surprising to discover
how varied are the activities of
t*" Geriatrics Department, spon-
sored bv the Joint Distribution
'"immitttfe and Kuoat Holim,
t*> medical arm of the Histad-
" "*< Center. The JDC is funded
"-mlv bv the United Jewish
To most people, geriatric care
means an old-age home, a spe-
cial hospital ward or vitamin
oills. To the elderly of the Ne-
2ev, it has come to mean not
onlv hospital care or the "Bet
Avot" home for the aged
but a host of auxiliary services
as well. Community center
staffs and social workers, physi-
cal and occupational therapists,
nutritionists and dietitians all
nlav their parts in the overall
picture of care of the aged. The
eeriatric center even employs a
construction and maintenance
crew whose job is to implement
Tcommended changes in the
homes of handicapped elderly,
allowing them to be self-suffi-
"The main purpose of the
geriatric center is the develop-
ment of efficient medical, so-
cial, personal and physical serv-
ices, for the elderly of Israel's
South," says Dr. David Galin-
sky, who heads the center. "If
there is any justification for
creating this kind of a depart-
ment in a general hospital, it
lies in the fact that a total in-
tegration of all these areas,
based on close cooperation of
a dozen different professions, is
needed to assure the elderly
that their last years will be
years of usefulness to them-
selves and the community."
"It is impossible," the doctor
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continues, "to confine geriatrics
work strictly to the hospital. On
the contrary, community serv-
ices and the improving of gen-
eral conditions are essential in
the rehabilitation of the elderly.
The community is my labora-
tory it contains all the tools
necessary for my work."
Professor Dov Alexandro-
vitch, prominent Beersheba psy-
chiatrist, agrees. "One of the
most terrible, fearful problems
of the old is loneliness," he
said. "A solution is a special
department for the elderly in
the neighborhood community
center or, ideally, a whole
center designed just for them.
Providing a social milieu, a hot
meal, a guided activity is im-
portant; it is preferred treat-
ment for loneliness in the old,
just as antibiotics are preferred
for infections. It is the practice
of medicine in the most posi-
Every effort is made to keep
the elderly in their own homes
and to avoid institutionalization.
The rehabilitation process us-
ually begins with the general
practitioner or the hospital staff
physician who contacts the ge-
riatric unit directly. There are
20 beds in the new building for
active care of those needing
medical treatment. In addition,
day hospital facilities exist for
patients who are able to sleep
and to eat breakfast and dinner
in their own homes; they are
brought by ambulance to the
hospital each morning. In the
ward all-day medical treatment
and a hot lunch are provided.
The home care program be-
gins even before the patient is
discharged from the hospital. A
team from the geriatric center
visits the home of the elderly
patient to make sure that he or
she can live in reasonable com-
fort with a minimum of assist-
ance. Changes are almost al-
ways made in layout, so that all
activities are more efficient,
conserving the patient's energy.
Often the changes are structural
doorways widened, steps re-
placed bv -amns, heating or hot
water installed; sometimes it is
even necessary to put in flush
toilets or electricity. Although
the alterations are financed by
the Ministry of Social Welfare,
thev are implemented by the
staff of the geriatric center.
For hundreds of elderly like
Kamar the Beersheba geriatric
center has made the difference
between life and death. Today
Kamar is not merely alive, but
Business and community lead-
er Gary Gerson has been named
campaign chairman of the
Greater Miami Israel Bond Or-
ganization. The announcement
was made by Rabbi Leon Kron-
ish. Israel Bonds national cam-
paign cochairman, at a dinner
of the South Florida Prime
Minister's Club. Gerson suc-
ceeds Robert L. Siegel.
Active on behalf of numerous
philanthropic and religious
areas of communal life, Gerson
served as chairman of the bank-
ing and fiduciary committee of
Israel Bonds and was instru-
mental in the sale of several
millions of dollars' worth of Is-
rael Bonds to banks, insurance
companies and pension funds.
In announcing the appoint-
ment, Rabbi Kronish noted that
"Gary Gerson exemplifies the
type of young leadership which
has sprung up in our commu-
nity. His involvement with all
worthwhile endeavors on be-
half of our own community and
the needs of Israel has given
him a deep insight. His stepping
into the role of Israel Bonds'
too leadership bodes well for
the community as a whole and
for the Israel Bond efforts."
AMONG the causes in which
Gerson is active is the Mt. Si-
nai Hospital, of which he is a
"Mr. Senior Citizen of
Broward County," Fred
Haller, was guest of honor
at an Appreciation Day for
Foster Grandparents on
June 11. A Hollywood res-
ident, Haller is active in
United Way's fund-raising
Hillel Day School Plans Gala
son, Mrs. Michael Scheck, Mrs.
Joel Spalter, Mrs. Joshua Wein-
berg and Mrs. Arthur Winton.
A cocktail and hors d'oeuvres
reception will precede a gala
dinner with entertainment and
music for dancing.
Scheck also announced that
this year's event will honor Irv-
ing and Arlene Canner for their
support of the growth and de-
velopment of the school and
Proceeds from the event go
toward scholarships for needy
students attending Hillel in the
fall at its new location, 19000
NE 25th Ave., N. Miami Beach.
The Hillel Community Day
School of North Miami Beach
has announced that plans are
under way for the seventh an-
nual dinner, Saturday evening,
November 13, at the Pompeii
Room of the Eden Roc Hotel.
Michael Scheck, president of
Hillel, has announced that Dr.
and Mrs. Mel Drucker. Mr. and
Mrs. Gary Dubin and Dr. and
Mrs. Walter Fingerer are co-
chairmen of the Bicentennial
Extravaganza scholarship ball.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Baltuch,
Mrs. Jordan Davis, Mrs. Ira
Ginsberg. Mrs. Harvey Samp-
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trustee and Young Presidents
Club member.
He is also a Pacesetter and a
former chairman of the Ac-
countants Division, Combined
Jewish Appeal.
A magna cum laude graduate
of the University of Florida in
business administration, he re-
ceived his Master's degree in
accounting from the university
and is a member of its Presi-
dents Council.
From 1956 to 1959 Gerson
was a lieutenant in the United
States Navy.
The son of Harry Gerson, an
early member of Temple Beth
Sholom, Gerson was in the tem-
ple's first Bar Mitzvah class.
He was confirmed there and
married by Rabbi Kronish. The
Gersons have four children
Pamela, Denise, Melisse and
Harry. He is a vice president of
the temple and Niety Gerson is
a member of the Sisterhood.
FREQUENT visitors to Israel,
the Gersons will join other lead-
ers from around the world at
an Israel Bonds Leadership Con-
ference in Israel late this year.
In accepting the chairman-
shin of the Israel Bond Organ-
ization. Gerson said, "At no
time in Israel's young history
has the support of the Amer-
ican Jewish community been as
vitally necessary as now. I have
accepted this office with a full
knowledge that Israel needs
more from us now than ever
before and that a maximum in-
volvement will be necessary
from everv committed Jew."
Milton M. Parson, executive
director of the Israel Bond Or-
uanizfltf'ui. expressed confid-
ence that under Gerson's lead-
ershin the Israel Bond cam-
n=>ien in Greater Miami will be
widened in scope and increased
in denth. He said, "Gary Ger-
son will bring to the Israel Bond
camnqjgn a dynamic, enthusias-
tic quality which will permeate
tha <*ntir* structure of the Is-
rael Bond efforts."
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Morocco-born Jonas Gerard of Fort Lauderdale will exhibit
a representative sampling of his paintings at the Kings Bay Yacht
and Country Club during July.
Fort Lauderdale-based Halli International of Florida, designers
and planners, are handling th? general contracting of Braman
Cadillac's new showroom addition on Biscayne Blvd. R. William
Clayton of Fort Lauderdale is the architect.
two new chapels in
Hollywood ana Sunrise
seroe the needs of
the entire
Jewish community in
Broward County.
5801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood
In the Fort Lauderdale area:
1171 Northwest 61st Ave.(SunsetStrlp),Sunrise
Memorial Chaps). bit/Funeral Dtecton
Turr m ii .....
A. OroMbers, L.F.D.
FT. L.25-76

Friday, June 25, 1976
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Page 3

Leaders of the Israel Bonds New Leader-
ship Division received congratulations
from the Hon. Avi Primor (3rd from
right), Minister of Information for Israel's
Foreign Office, at the recent inaugural
dinner dance at the Fontainebleau Hotel.
With them (from left) are Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald Krongold, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Jo-
sias, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kail. Kron-
gold is the New Leadership chairman for
the Southeast Region of the United States,
Josias is North Broward chairman and
Kail is South Broward chairman.
By roz fleminq
This week I'm rushing around,
trying to get all the last-minute
things done so that we can go
vacation ... so I'm going to let
you write most of the column
. word for word from your
From Fay Marokna: After
reading your column I decided
to write to you about our excit-
ing trip to Milwaukee, Wiscon-
sin, from where we just return-
ed. My husband, Leon, and I
and our son Paul and grand-
child Asa, attended the Bar
Mitzvah of our nephew. Our
younger son, Dr. Roy Sheldon,
flew in from Fresno, California,
for the same simcha and for
Mother's Day dinner. The full
misnpoche was together for the
first time in 6 years!
I attended various luncheons
at five different Temples .
Reform, Conservative and Or-
thodox: the donor of the Pio-
neer Women's Group; closing
luncheon at- the Milwaukee
Home for the Aged; Hadassah
groups; Federation brunch;
Twerski Women's Group; Anshe
Lebowitz; Israeli programs plus
bits from Broadway plays. My
vacation ended by my attending
a Bat Mitzvah, where I met with
some friends I had not seen in
over 35 years! We had a gala
time Thank God for every-
Well seems that Fay has
been quite a busy lady and
thanks for the letter.
From Linda Wachtd (who
writes a column in the Recon-
structionist newsletter "Te-
kiah"): The Wachtel family
Linda, Gary, Marcia, Adina and
David is leaving for vacation
and will be touring Philadel-
phia, Boston and the Chicago
area in the month of June. We
are trying to see as many his-
torical spots as possible in this
Bicentennial Year. I've just
completed and passed my real
estate salesman's qualifications
and am presently associated
with Trans World Realty in the
Jacaranda Plaza ... I specialize
in Plantation (having lived here
for 7 years!), Sunrise, Cooper
City and Davie am anxious
to serve the entire community.
Next time you're in the Ja-
caranda Plaza, why don't you
stop by and say Hi to Linda?
tor Maurice A. Neu, of Temple
Beth Israel, who was recently
elected to the Cantor's Assembly
of the United Synagogue of
America, which represents the
fulltime cantors who conduct
services in the more than 800
Conservative synagogues that
belong to the USA.
I don't usually brag about
myself but thought you
would like to know that I've
just been elected to the board
of directors of Family Service
Agency of Fort Lauderdale .
I must tell you it really does
swell the ego just a bit to be
seated at the long conference
table with the other members
of the board! But don't let that
fool you it's still just me ...
Bob and Sue Segaul and Alan Goldenberg met with 95-
year-old Mordecai Kaplan, founder of the Reconstruc-
tionist movement, during the Young Leadership Mission
to Israel.
waiting by the mailbox to get
your letters ... so be sure to
write to me at 840 Oleander
Drive, Plantation, Fla. 33317
and see your name in print!
Bob and Sue Segaul and Alan
Goldenberg met with the great
Jewish Scholar Mordecai Kap-
lan, the 95-year-old founder of
the Reconstructionist movement
. part of their exciting tour
of Israel on the Young Leader-
ship Mission, a group of young
couples under the age of 40,
sponsored by UJA and from all
over the United States. They
were able to meet with Israelis
of similar age and occupations
. and came away even more
in love with Israel than ever.
I asked Sue if she could give
us an idea of the mood over
there, and apparently the peo-
nle feel that another war is in-
evitable. They want and need
American tourists more than
ever so they can return to
America and relay the story of
what is happening in Israel. We
are not getting all the story in
our Dress, it would seem .
because the recent riots with
the Arab students were blown
all out of proportion.
A SAD commentary on the
state of the Israeli economy is
the fact that high school is no
longer compulsory because it is
too expensive. Now the parents
must pay for their children to
attend high school and for
Jewish parents ... to whom
education has always been a
vital and ongoing part of life .
this has to be a bitter blow.
Remember this when you make
your next donation to the State
of Israel. ____________
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\vmmj 2536 N. F*d. Hwy.
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business the
right way.
In mid-June 40 Senior Adults took off for a visit to beau-
tiful Vizcaya Gardens and Museum. Mimi Lasker, pro-
gram coordinator, and a group of volunteer chaperones
enthusiastically led the day's activities. This is the sec-
ond such trip attempted by the JCC for this age group,
and because of the success more are on the planning
board. The next trip will be an overnight to Busch and
Cypress Gardens.
Levies Boston Bus
Decision Criticized
Jewish Rights Council (JERI-
CO), a national organization of
rabbis and laymen, has written
to U.S. Attorney General Ed-
ward H. Levi expressing disap-
pointment over the decision of
the Justice Department not to
enter the Boston school busing
JERICO claims that all mass
busing orders by courts violate
the individual rights and needs
of the Dupils being bused.
JERICO SAID that every bus-
ing decree, in order to agree
with the Equal Protection and
Due Process clauses of the Con-
stitution, must be based upon
a detailed examination of the
impact of the busing upon each
individual pupil.
Otherwise, according to JERI-
CO. individual pupils are going
to be punished for the sins of
others. This inherent fault of
busing decrees, and the result-
ing adverse impacts upon the
education of the bused pupils,
renders the present-day mass
busing being mandated by the
courts unconstitutional, in JERI-
CO's oDinion.
JERICO, which was founded
in 1971, has previously filed
friend-of-the-court briefs in the
United States Supreme Court
opposing the forced busing of
children in Dublic school cases
in Denver, Richmond and De-
Cabinet Weighs Possible
Cuts in Israel's Budget
Cabinet will meet in special ses-
sion here to consider Finance
Minister Yehoshua Rabinowitz's
call for ministerial budget cuts
in the neighborhood of IL 2 bil-
lion to compensate for the un-
expectedly high rate of inflation.
The matter was taken up at
the Cabinet's regular session on
Sunday at which various minis-
ters objected strongly to the
Although a decision was de-
ferred for one week, the govern-
ment apparently decided that it
could not delay action on ur-
gent fiscal measures.
servers doubt that the Cabinet
will take any decisive action
tomorrow. Rabinowitz has been
meeting privately with his min-
isterial colleagues during the
nast two days in an effort to
persuade them to accept the
But most of them remain
firmly opposed. These include
the ministers of defense, hous-
ing, education and health.
The Finance Minister is pro-
posing, in effect, that each min-
istry absorb inflationary price
increases by cutting their ex-
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, June 25, 1976
Murder is No Answer
Assassination is one of the most contemptible
forms of attack upon the free body politic. No individ-
ual is the victim alone. All of society suffers when
some lunatic somewhere decides to change the course
of current events through murder.
In this context, even the attack on Gen. Idi Amin,
strongman of Uganda, is to be deplored.
We recognize the severe hardships under which
his people are struggling to survive against his own
brutality as a leader. We empathize, particularly, be-
cause of Amin's unyielding anti-Semitism, which is
strange payment for the training and hospitality he
.eceived at the hands of the Israelis.
Still, we are glad that the assassination attempt
against him failed. That is not the way to get rid of
Amin's tyranny. Until the western world comes to see
Amin's tyranny as its own, and comes to help the
Ugandans bear the burden, Amin will continue to rule
his African roost.
The change needed is of another order entirely.
Assassination can only bring on a new dictator and,
as we say, hurt the cause of freedom everywhere.
Puzzling Lebanese Situation
American Jews have been perplexed about the
civil strife in Lebanon which has been going on for
more than a year. First with a long history of helping
their co-religionists, Jews could not understand how a
Christian community of one-million was being threat-
ened with extinction while the entire Christian world
sits by, seemingly unconcerned.
Then of course there was the fact that the United
Nations has devoted so much time to castigating Israel
it has not even once taken up the situation in Lebanon.
The situation has become even more perplexing as
Israel seems to be watchful but unconcerned as Syria
intervenes more and more in Lebanon.
However, this does not mean the situation is not
grave, and that it does not carry the seeds of a new
Mideast conflict. Israel has warned that it would in-
tervene if Syria crosses the 'Red Line." No one has
specified what the "Red Line" is, but presumably it
weans the presence of Syrian forces in the southern
area near Isral's borders. The conflict in Lebanon is so
fluid that it is potentially dangerous for Israel, and
thus for the world.
Let Us Not Yawn
The issue of Soviet Jewry has been used for pol-
itical benefit, especially by those opposed to detente
with the Soviet Union. At the same time, the press
has recently carried an article called "Let My People
Yawn," which depicts a growing indifference on the
part of a large segment of American Jews to that issue.
Now, however, there seems to be signs of a re-
newed and organized effort to aid Soviet Jews based on
reports from Jewish sources in the USSR of growing
arassment of would-be Jewish emigrants. This, if so,
has not only cut down on emigration but has made
many Jews afraid to apply.
The new effort has taken on an official stamp with
e creation of an American commission by Congress
.3 monitor the compliance of the Soviet Union with
he Helsinki Declaration, including the right of Jews
and others to emigrate.
Perhaps even more helpful, was the decision by
eight Senators to seek the establishment of another
committee that would keep close tabs on the treatment
jf Soviet Jews.
Every Soviet Jew who has come out of the USSR,
. -, well as the activists still there, have stressed that
-he Soviet Union does listen to public opinion from
abroad. It is known increased pressure by individual
Jews and non-Jews, and especially acts by elected offi-
cials, does have a result.
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Tough Election Year Foreseen
pOR THIS American Jewish
voter, 1976 will be a diffi-
cult election year.
On the Republican side, at
least for the moment, there is
Gerald Ford.
But Ford is the man who
gave a blank check of pardon
to the criminal Richard Nixon.
History will not forgive him
easily for that.
IN THE year 1976, almost 13
years after the assassination of
President Kennedy, a restless
nation is reviving the agony of
that event by moving toward a
renewed investigation of the
facts leading up to it.
Those who recall the subse-
quent Ruby assassination of
Lee Harvey Oswald still feel
angry for having been cheated
out of the opportunity to know
why and how the assassination
was planned and executed.
Unreasonable though it may
be, the national anger extends
toward Ruby himself, who died
of natural causes, but whose
death nevertheless cheated us
a second time.
FOR WE will never know
now whether or not the dou-
ble assassination was part of the
same plot against Kennedy or,
as Ruby insisted, an independ-
ent act of violence against Os-
wald born of Ruby's own mis-
guided rage and terrible need
to avenge Kennedy's murder.
It is against this backdrop
that I, at least, find myself forc-
ed to regard Gerald Ford.
Ford's pardon of Nixon was an
assassination equivalent of Os-
wald's act.
In pardoning Nixon, Ford did
away with a would-be murderer
of the American constitutional
process, and now we will never
know just how it all got started
and, what is worse, who else in
and out of government, was
Should he be reelected, the
nation will play the Ruby role,
eliminating the culprit (Ford),
from his need to atone and the
hope for some ultimate explan-
ation to us.
FOR THIS unforgivable dis-
service alone, Ford should be
drummed out of the White
House. And yet here he is, still
offering himself to the Amer-
ican electorate in the form of
the pig's kosher foot.
The Nixon agony apart. Ford
Continued on Page 9
Legislative Session Not a Bust
Media coverage of state and
local political events is at best
inadequate, at worst mediocre
if not biased and slanted. The
recentjly-completed session of
the Florida Legislature provides
a good example of the failure
of the press to inform the pub-
lic of what really took place.
Certainly not at the time it
was happening, although fortu-
nately calmer, more thoughtful
presentations in the weeks fol-
lowing the session have shown
that it wasn't the horror we
thought it was (from reading
the Miami Herald). But that im-
pression still lingers; few peo-
ple, it would seem, have the de-
sire to follow through beyond
the headlines
OTHER THAN Ch. 2's excel-
lently-filmed nightly report di-
rect from the floor or other
sources during the legislative
period, the commercial chan-
nels, like the press, offered lit-
tl insight into what was taking
place in Tallahassee.
The contrast with their night-
ly repetition of the course of
the presidential primaries fur-
ther emphasizes the neglect of
local politics anl makes a state-
ment on the quality of local
Most conscientious readers
must have been shocked by the
Herald's final roundup of the
session. Far from being the dis-
mal, pork-chopper, boss-dictated
thing, we were led to believe
for 60 days it suddenly became,
in the words of Gov. Reubin
Askew, "a productive session."
AND ONE of the Herald's
favorite targets, Sen. Jack Gor-
don, could be said to have been
almost praised in the article,
since he was ultimately respon-
sible for a budget which, ac-
cording to the Herald, sees that
"the old, the poor and the dis-
abled will live a little better"
and was hailed by many as tpne
of the best social services bud-
gets we ever had."
More hot meals, better nurs-
ing home care and drug assist-
ance for the elderly are among
those items. One could go on
and on, but you get the idea.
As was usual, the session
finally separated the men from
the boys ladies like Elaine
Bloom and Elaine Gordon who
were among the "men" will par-
den the cliche and it is that
process which determines the
worth of a legislative meeting.
that seek to affect legislation
are many and tough. Land-
lords tenants, teachers, farm-
ers, doctors, lawyers you
name the elements of our so-
ciety and they all have a stake
in the bills and the voting. And
that is why it is so important
that we get straight, unbiased
and insightful information about
how those relations are han-
Perhaps it isn't possible giv-
en the rule of American jour-
nalism that requires reporters
to rush into print with the
headline-grabbers. Perhaps it
isn't possible or even pro-
per to let the process sim-
mer first (as it always does)
before stating H has boiled.
As it turned out, Jack Gordon
was more the hero of the edu-
cation funding controversy than
the villain he was depicted
(what a distortion of the role
of a man who has been a na-
tional leader in support of the
public schools!).
And Sen. Bob Graham was
less the star than the Herald's
anointed choice for governor
in 1978, if you know the back-
IF GORDON'S position as one
of the three leading men of the
Senate brought significant ad-
vances in social legislation to
Florida not possible too often
in the past, his was a lonely
fight for civil rights and civil
Would you believe that he
was the only Senator who voted
against the now-notorious
"Shoot Your Neighbor" bill
(Ken Myers was absent on that
vote; I believe he would have
joined his Dade colleague)?
That he and another Senator
opposed an onerous bail bond
bill, and that he and Ken Myers
again held out alone against the
provisions of a bill dealing with
the restoration of civil rights?
FOR MANY, that may not
seem as important as his finally
getting Gov. Askew's Housing
Finance Agency bill through, or
the revolutionary generic drug
substitution measure, btft they
serve as illustrations that prag-
matic politics need not be di-
vorced from the idealism that
people like Jack Gordon, Ken
Myers, Elaine Bloom and others
brought to the legislature this
In addition to the contending
elements mentioned earlier, leg-
islators have to think of the
needs of their districts.
Summing up, under the head-
line, "How Dade Fared in Capi-
tol," the Herald reporter states:
"Indeed, despite a near-auster-
ity budget and a Legislature
dominated by Central and
North Florida conservatives, the
urban Dade, Palm Beach and
Broward areas got most of
what was wanted and needed."
Remember that the next tone
you read or hear a horror story
about the 1976 Florida Legisla-

Friday, June 25, 1976
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Page 5
New Rules Govern Israelis Keep Eye on Lebanon
Use of Israel Bonds
For Tourism
Gary Gerson, new campaign chairman of the Greater
Miami Israel Bond Organization, has made public the follow-
ing official statement on the use of Israel Bonds for tourism
in Israel, as published in the Information Letter of the
Ministry of Tourism, Overseas Offices Division:
"As from 1st of May, tourists
who pay in foreign currency for
hotel accommodation will be
exempt from local taxes (wel-
fare, surcharge, rebate on in-
direct taxes and Value Added
Tax (the last-named is due to
come into force ip the course
of the next few months)). These
taxes may reach up to 28 per-
cent of the original account. All
guests are still liable to the IS
percent service charge on hotel
"Tourists paying in foreign
currency also benefit from ex-
emption from local taxes at
shops listed for tourists and at
car hire firms.
"Payment in foreign currency
may be made in cash or by
means of travelers checks or
credit cards.
'Tourists may also convert
foreign currency or State of Is-
rael Bonds at banks and will
receive, in exchange, bankers
or travelers checks in Israel
lirot. Where payment is made
by these checks, tourists also
benefit from the exemption
from local taxes.
"If hotel bills are paid in Is-
rael lirot. the tourist is liable
to all local taxes.
"The Ministry of Tourism
will advertise these new regula-
tions in hotels, offices of the
Ministry in Israel and abroad,
and at Dorts of entry."
Terrorists Pegged 'CriminaF
BRUSSELS (JTA) The Ministers of Justice of
the nine member states of the European Common Market
approved a draft project which would describe terrorist
acts as "criminal" and deprive terrorists of their political
The draft project defines as "common law crimes"
aerial hijackings, threats against civilian planes, attacks
against civilians and diplomats, the taking of hostages and
the use of grendes, bombs and any explosives.
Ten Commandments
'Duplicate? Unveiled
At Agudath Israel
Not only is this the year of the Bicentennial celebrat-
ing America's birthday but in recent observance of the
Shavuoth holiday, which commemorates the giving of the
Law on Mount Sinai over 3,500 years ago, Agudath Israel
Synagogue, 7801 Carlyle Ave., Miami Beach, was fortunate
in obtaining "an exact proportionate duplicate of the orig-
inal Ten Commandments."
Rabbi Sheldon Ever, spiritual leader, explains that "the
Gemara in Baba Bathra 14a states that the Tablets were
six handbreadths in length (one cubit or 18 inches), six
handbreadths in width and three handbreadths in thick-
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS at the Synagogue are
made of solid block clear lucite with a mirror effect ena-
bling the lettering to be read from all sides. It was hand-
crafted and engraved under the most careful rabbinical su-
pervision, explains Rabbi Ever.
Contributors were George and Sue Kazdin, of Miami
Beach, and Miami Plastic and Engraving Corporation of
Hialeah, and their staff of Arnold S. C. Johnson, J.E. Mc-
Cabe, Jeff Mell and Kurt Schaal.
available at your
or contact
Arthur Horowitz
Poultry Sales Manager
Zion Corporation '
1717 NW. Seventh Avenue
Miami. Fla. 33136
Tel: 324-1855
TEL AVTV (JTA) Israeli
security circles are watching
with interest the difficulties be-
ing encountered by the Syrian
army in its operations against
Palestinian terrorists in Leba-
A Syrian force trying to reach
the Lebanese port of Sidon has
been almost completely cut off
by the terrorists and Lebanese
leftists. Syrian attempts to
break through with supplies
and reenforcements have failed
so far.
ACCORDING to Israeli
sources, the Syrian army does
not possess the combat quality
it had before the Yom Kippur
War although it has been fully
rehabilitated quantitatively.
The Syrians, moreover, are
seen to be facing a crucial deci-
sion: whether to increase the
size of their forces in Lebanon
which means thinning out
their army along the sort of
agreement with the other Arab
A move in the latter direc-
tion would harm the image of
President Hafez Assad who put
Syria's prestige on the line in
ASSAD, in fact, appears to
be losing popularity in Syria as
a result of his Lebanese adven-
Meanwhile, Israeli circles
could not confirm reports that
Syrian army units had entered
the so-called "Fatahland," the
one-time terrorist stronghold in
southeastern Lebanon adjacent
to the Israeli border.
The circles said that the Syr-
ians may have skirted the
northern perimeter of "Fatah-
land" in an effort to relieve
their forces deployed around
But claims that they entered
the region were dismissed here
as "psychological warfare" by
the PLO in Beirut, possibly aim-
ed at Israeli intervention in the
Lebanese conflict.
ISRAEL'S policy of watchful
non-intervention has not chang-
ed. There has been talk of a
"red line" which, if breached
by the Syrians, would cause Is-
rael to consider an appropriate
Sources here believe the "red
line" may refer less to a geo-
graphical Dosition than to a cer-
tain set of political conditions
which may or may not mate-
FBI iii Arrest of JDL Members
The FBI has announced the
midnight arrest of three
members of the Jewish De-
fense League on federal
charges of interstate trans-
portation of explosive mate-
A JDL official promptly
charged that there was a
"strong possibility" the FBI
had planted the explosives
in the car containing two of
the three JDL members.
The FBI said the New
York City Police Depart-
ment and the Port Authority
of New York-New Jersey
took part in the investiga-
tion leading to the arrest.
J. WALLACE Leprade, as-
sistant director of the FBI in
charge of the New York office,
and Michael J. Codd. New York
City Police Commissioner, joint-
ly announced the arrests at a
press conference at FBI head-
quarters here.
They said those arrested were
Steven Isaac EhrBch, 20. of
Brooklyn; Thomas Macintosh
Jr., 36, of Woodbury, N.J.; and
a 17-year-old juvenile, whose
name was withheld because of
his age.
Leprade said that an exten-
sive ioint investigation by the
three agencies led to the arrest
of Ehrlich and the juvenile at
the Goethals Bridge on Staten
Island, shortly after they cross-
ed over the bridge from New
HE SAID the two suspects
had been foun dto be in posses-
sion of a quantity of black pow-
der commonly used in prepara-
tion of explosive devices. Mac-
intosh, described by the JDL
as a convert to Judaism, was
arrested at his home in Wood-
bury. Leprade said conviction
carried a prison sentence and/
or a $10,000 fine.
Within an hour and a half of
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at its headquarters here at
which Dov Fisch, JDL associate
director, suggested an FBI
Under insistent questioning
by reporters as to whether the
three members were in fact
carrying explosive material,
Fisch said there was "a pos-
sibility of 30 percent" and that
there was also a 70 percent pos-
sibility that the few pounds of
explosive powder were planted
by the FBI.
FISCH ALSO asserted that
arrests were the result of "an
increasing pressure by the So-
viets on the United States gov-
ernment to arrest Jews" be-
cause of the FBI's inability so
far to find those responsible for
file"" recurrent attacks on Soviet
diplomats and installations in
the United States. The JDL has
reacted to the attacks by deny-
ing complicity but praising the
Fisch also said that the Ford
Administration, in arresting the
three JDL men, wanted to save
detente with the Soviet Union
and that the JDL rejected "cru-
cifixion of the three Jews on
the cross of detente."
He called on established Jew-
ish organizations like the Amer-
ican Jewish Committee and the
American Jewish Congress to
raise bail for the three suspects.
He indicated the three were be-
ing held incommunicado by the
FBI and that the JDL did not
know where they were.
Likud Seeks Gen. Sharon9s
Return to Active Politics
TEL AVIV (JTA) Likud leader Menachem Beigin,
who is trying to bring Reserve Gen. Ariel Sharon back into
the opposition group, has paid a visit to Sharon's farm. But
neither man would divulge what was said.
Sharon, who was the founder of Likud, reportedly
does not want to return to its leadership until the various
parties and factions in Likud unite as one party.
Beigin's effort was seen as a reflection of a fear within
Likud that Sharon might join Prof. Yigael Yadin, the archae-
ologist and former Chief of Staff, in forming a new party.
Observers here, however, note that the effort to bring
Yadin back into politics is destined to failure.
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, June 25, 1976

2,000 Russians Prepare to Emigrate to U.S.
NEW YORK Russian
immigration to the United
States is about to be stepped
up as over 2,000 Russian
Jews in transit outside Rome
receive their visas for entry
to the U.S. This is the gist of
a report delivered by Herb-
ert Bernstein, executive di-
rector of New York Associa-
tion for New Americans
(NYANA) at the settlement
agency's 26th annual dinner.
At least 3S0 Russian im-
migrants per month are ex-
pected in New York alone
over the next few months for
settlement here, said Dr.
Bernstein. This is more than
double the average monthly
Maine Univ. Will Host
Mideast Business Conference
The University of Maine
with the cooperation of the
U.S. Department of State and
Commerce will sponsor a
joint four-day Middle East-
American business confer-
ence at its Orono campus
Aug. 2 to 6, the university
has disclosed.
Acceptances have been re-
ceived by the university
frt>m nine countries, but Is-
rael is not among them, ac-
cording to the university's
promotional material made
available June 2 to the Jew-
ish Telegraphic Agency
MORE THAN 200 persons are
expected from Saudi Arabia,
Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Iran, Iraq,
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain
and Oman. The United States
does not have diplomatic rela-
tions with Iraq but maintains
an "interests" section in Bagh-
dad and commerce is conduct-
ed between the two countries.
The U.S. Arab Chamber of Com-
merce is co-sponsor of the con-
A Saudi Arabian, Abdul Wo-
habe, a director of the UBAF
Arab American Bank in New
York, will brief American busi-
nessmen on the legal aspects of
doing business in the Arab
Secretary of State Henry A.
Kissinger was quoted as saving
this will be "the first large-
scale conference held in the
United States where Arab and
Iranian businessmen will have
the opportunity for face-to-face
discussions with pre-selected
American businessmen regard-
ing specific products for sale
and manufacture."
Ci'itieism of Israel
Not Deplorable
Rabbi Alexander M. Schin-
dler, chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Ma-
jor American Jewish Organ-
izations, declared here that
criticism of certain Israeli
governmental policies by
American Jews in no way
implies any diminution of
their commitment to Israel.
"Let no one be mistaken
and mijread our occasional
questioning of this or that
Israeli governmental policy
as disunity or weakness. We
remain committed with our
very lives, all of us to Israel's
survival in security and in
peace," Schindler said.
HE SPOKE at a farewell
luncheon tendered by the Presi-
dents Conference to retiring
Undersecretary of State Joseph
J. Sisco. "Those differences that
do exist among American Jews
about Israel's foreign policy are
nowhere near as serious as they
are portrayed." Schindler stress-
He took issue with the label-
ling pt Jews as "doves?1 or
"hawks" with respect to their
views on Israeli policies.
He said those terms were a
throwback to the Vietnam War
and "applied to the Middle
East, they evoke, dangerous and
misleading comparisons."
SCHINDLER observed, "I for
one have never heard a Jewish
'hawk' demand that Damascus
be levelled or that the harbor of
Alexandria be mined. Nor have
I heard any 'dove' question Is-
rael's right to be. What divides
the 'doves' and 'hawks' on Is-
rael is not the ultimate goal of
peace but the kind of risks that
should be taken to achieve that
peace." Schindler said.
"The real issue is not 'hawk'
versus 'dove' but rather what
is the 'quo' that Israel has the
right to expect for its 'quid'?
The debate of late has focuacd
on those territories that Isral
should or should not surrender
But the essential questions art
these: What kind of peace will
result from Israel's concessions?
Is there to be a mere mouth-
ing of phrases like 'the non-use
of force' which in the final
analysis means nothing at all?
"Or should that peace include
opening of trade, travel and cul-
tural contacts between Israel
and her Arab neighbors as the
foundation on which a just and
lasting peace can be built?"
Schindler asked.
Arab states answer these ques-
tions, Israel and the world will
know whether there will be a
genuine peace in the Middle
East or the kind of 'peace' that
the Muslims and Christians of
Lebanon are enduring as Arab
slaughters Arab."
migration rate of Russians
to this city in the past. About
one half the Russian immi-
grants coming to the U.S.
settle in New York.
THE INCREASED flow is the
result of the processing out of
a human bottleneck that de-
veloped recently in Ostia, a Ro-
man suburb used as a transit
station for Russians wanting to
settle in countries other than
Israel. The bottleneck was main-
ly due to a sudden rise in the
number of Russians deciding to
settle in the U.S. and other
western countries rather than
At present, an average of 50
percent of Russian Jews leaving
the Soviet Union are "noshrim,"
persons who decide to go direct-
ly to the west. Another compo-
nent of the Ostia Russian com-
munity is the "yordim," those
who lived in Israel for a brief
period but decided to settle
Dr. Bernstein based his re-
port on studies conducted by
the Jewish Agency and HIAS,
the world-wide Jewish migra-
tion agency, the results of
which were delivered last week
in Geneva at the HIAS Migra-
tion Workshop.
Subsequently, he visited
Rome, where he met with of-
ficials of HIAS. the Joint Dis-
tribution Committee and ORT.
ONE OF the conclusions of
the Jewish Agency study, re-
ported Dr. Bernstein, linked
Russian "yerida," emigration
from Israel, with places of
origin and consequently Jewish
identification. Israeli immi-
grants from the central Russian
republics, in which the more
assimilated, more professional
and less Jewish-conscious Rus-
sians reside, have the highest
dropout rates. Newcomers from
Odessa also have a high drop-
out rate.
On the other hand those from
the Baltic states and Moldavia
and especially the non-Ashken-
zic Jews, who tend to have a
greater Jewish identity and less
opportunity outside Israel, are
less prone to "yerida."
Immigrants from Georgia, for
example, Tashkent and Samar-
kand, have the lowest dropout
rate from Israel, it was found.
DR. BERNSTEIN said that the
conclusions reached by the Jew-
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results of studies at NYANA,
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Reviewing the global Jewish
migration situation, Dr. Bern-
stein pointed to Lebanon, Rho-
desia and South Africa as areas
of concern. Nearly 3,000 Jews
resided in Lebanon at the end
of 1975, he reported, of which
more than half have bolted out,
emigrating to Israel, France,
Brazil and Switzerland.
There are about 450 left in
Beirut and other 300 in the ad-
jacent mountains.
Among those remaining are
families with substantial bank
accounts in Lebanon. They are
unable to withdraw their funds
simoly because the banks have
been, closed in the wake of the
civil war.
Thirty-one of the Lebanese
who have left have applied for
U.S. visas. NYANA recently re-
ceived its first Lebanese family.
TURNING TO Rhodesia, Dr.
Bernstein stated that the 4,000
well-established Jews there
were "sitting on a volcano." As
the shadow of civil war looms
over this African country, a
number of Rhodesian families
have already emigrated to South
Africa and other English-speak
ine countries.
The main problem for this
community has been how to li-
quidate assets and transfer
monies out of the country, he
As for South Africa with its
large Jewish community of
120,000. there is much concern
about the future, particularly if
the leftist revolt in Angola
spreads across the border. At
the moment, he reported. South
African Jews are, in fact, trying
to recruit "noshrim" and "yor-
dim," mainly professionals, of
whom they are in very short
IN AN EFFORT to "reduce
the trauma of adjustment for
both client and community"
here and to speed up the settle-
ment process, according to Dr.
Bernstein, HIAS, ORT and the
Joint Distribution Committee
have agreed on a number of
measures to be carried out in
HIAS, for example, will be
expanding its orientation pro-
gram to include five sessions on
the American scene. It will also
provide NYANA with additional
records necessary for expedi-
tious settlement.
ORT will be moving its Eng-
lish school from Rome to Ostia
and provide records to NYANA
on the progress of students.
These are deemed as import-
ant measures in preparation to
the job-finding process some
weeks thereafter on this side of
the Atlantic Ocean. The JDC
has agreed to provide NYANA
with records of social service
summaries and additional re-
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Friday, June 25, 1976
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Page 7
Diabetes-Major Health Problem
Diabetics, their families and friends are invited to at-
tend a Country and Western party honoring the new Dia-
betes Life Center, a nonprofit counseling and education
facility serving South Florida, on Friday June 25, at the
Arrowhead Golf and Tennis Club in Davie. Dress is West-
ern-style and there will be refreshments, dancing and en-
strokes are diabetic; 80 percent
of all amputations are diabetes-
related; it is a maor cause of
kidney failure.
Statistically, 12 years from
the day of onset, one in two
Diabetes has been recognized
by the State of Florida as a
major health problem. Gov.
Reubin Askew recently signed a
bill creating three diabetes cen-
ters for education, treatment
and research in the state medi-
cal schools at Tampa, Gaines-
ville and Miami. The bill, which
takes effect July 1, will be fund-
ed, not through general rev-
enue funds, but by private
grants and donations.
According to 1971 National
Institute of Health figures,
which the JDRF regards as con-
servative, there are 14,000 ju-
venile diabetics (insulin-depend-
ent) in Florida and at least
150,000 adult diabetics (on oral
medication or diet control).
Medical opinion suggests that
there are at least 50 percent
more Floridians with undiag-
nosed or latent (borderline)
* Private physicians feel that if
no "practical cure" is found,
within the next 25 years 50 per-
cent of the population will have
diabetes. University of Florida
statistics on the incidence of
diabetes in the state are at least
double the figures given above.
Diabetes is the third largest
killer of children and adults in
the United States. It is the lead-
ing cause of blindness; 50 per-
cent of persons suffering heart
attacks and 75 percent suffering
diabetics will suffer at least one
of these complications.
The average life span of a
diagnosed juvenile diabetic is
2 years. This is the motivation
for the Juvenile Diabetes Re-
search Foundation, which is
dedicated to accelerating re-
search tiv.t will yield a cure.
The Foundation founded and
funds the University of Miami's
Diabetes Research Center and
supports the Diabetes Life Cen-
ter in Broward County.
EDITOR, Jewish Floridian:
When I took up residence in
Lauderdale Lakes, I organized
a UJA-IEF fund-raising cam-
paign in Lauderdale Oaks Con-
dominium Complex. An organi-
zation was formed, consisting
of representatives of each of
the 19 buildings, who provided
their fullest cooperation. For
the years of 1972-76 we raised
over $30,000.
All this could not have been
possible without the assistance
of the organization first known
as the Jewish Federation of
North Broward and now as the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale. My experience
with them has been most grati-
fying and inspirational. They
have provided me with instant
professional help, fully and
At first Irving Geisser had a
small office on No. Andrews
Ave. and later at 707 N. Fed-
eral Highway and now at the
JCC office in Fort Lauderdale.
In our last UJA-IEF fund-
raising rally at a clubhouse au-
ditorium of Lauderdale Oaks on
April 26, of which the campaign
is still continuing, I had the
good fortune to have been pro-
vided with the services of an
exceptionally dedicated and ca-
pable lady by the name of Jan-
ice Salit, whose efforts were
instrumental toward the re-
sults outlined above. We are
proud and fortunate to have
such a Federation, which can
assure the continuity and the
flowering of Judaism in Greater
Fort Lauderdale.
I must not overlook the help
extended to me by the efficient
services of Myrna Feld and Lee
Corcos, as well as that of Joe
Calig and Irving Geisser.
Needless to say, we cannot
overestimate the invaluable
services your publication has
provided. Thank you very
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, June 25, 1976-- li
^ahhtwtal flag*
co-ordinated by the
Greater Miami Rabbinical Association
Dr. Max A. Lipachitz Raobi Robert J. Orkand
devoted to discussion of themes and issues relevant to Jewish life past and present
Wealth: Prerequisite
For Jewish Leadership
Temple Beth Solomon
When we study Jewish his-
tory, we discover that in every
age and in every era leaders
arose who guided the Jewish
people. These leaders were men
of vision, learning and spiritual
and moral strength.
Yet today our leadership tc
a great extent is based upon
wealth. Look through a board
of directors list of any Jewish
organization, and you find in-
dividuals who have excelled in
the business and financial
world, but not in the areas of
Jewish education and Jewish
scholarship. Once in a while a
rabbi or two are thrown into
the list for ornament.
Read your newspapers or
study the affairs of the commu-
nity, and you will discover that
the people who are being hon-
ored once, twice and even three
or four times (sometimes by the
same organization) are those
not with the knowledge of the
Book but rather the possessors
of the Docketbook. There is a
song that says "Money, money,
money makes the world go
round," but I believe that
"Money, money, money, makes
the world dizzy, and lose its
sense of values."
Very rarely is a man of scho-
larship honored in the commu-
nity. Rarely is he afforded the
ODDortunitv to be in a position
of leadership. In the Sayins of
the Fathers we read: "Upon
three things the world stands:
upon Torah, upon worship and
UDon the Derformance of deeds
of loving kindness." In our day,
a more exact description would
be: "Upon three things the
world stands, UDon money, upon
money, and unon more money."
WE CLAIM that we are "the
Deoole of the Book," but our
lives do not substantiate this
traditional value. Is it any won-
der that our young people are
alienated and are repelled by
the false values of their elders?
Is it anv wonder that when our
youth finds the middle-class
values of their parents indade-
ouate and the leadership mate-
rialistic-bent, they become dis-
illusioned and turn to the cult
of the Unification Church, head-
ed by the Rev. Sun Myung
Question Box ? ?
Question: Why do religious
Jews add the term "K'veyo-
chol" when referring to the
name of the Almighty?
Answer: This expression is
added to the name of the Al-
mighty whenever a Jew speaks
of Him in so-called human
terms. The word means "as if
it were possible to say it." The
source for this custom comes
from the Mishnah (Sanhedrin
6) in which there is this state-
ment: "When a man suffers
(i.e.. he committed a sin which
causes him great anguish), how
does the Almighty express him-
self, as if it were possible to
say it, 'My head is too heavy.'
Here you have the Almighty
using the form of human speech
and speaking as if He had a
head, etc. Obviously one cannot
speak of the infinite in finite
terms, and so one guards him-
self to say that in reality one
cannot use finite terms to re-
fer to the infinite God but that
he uses them because he has
no other way of saying it and
therefore precedes his expres-
sion by saying "K'veyochol,"
meaning that he is making the
statement "as if it were possible
to say such things about the
Almighty," while in reality it
is not.
Jewish Chaplaincy
Our materialism and material
outlook are anathema to the
young, and some try the medita-
tion cults of India. We should
rather have one golden dream
than all the dreams of gold.
Furthermore, our actions
speak so low that our young
people cannot hear what we are
saying. We tell our youth that
smoking, drinking and gambling
are wrong, and vet we smoke,
we drink and we gamble. We
speak of honesty and integrity
and yet at every turn, rrom the
lowest rung in our society to
the highest people in govern-
ment, there is corruption, im-
morality, lack of ethics and lack
of humanity. The mystery of
Watergate may have been laid
bare, but false values and false-
hoods are still with us and per-
meate our everyday life.
If we are to become a "light
unto the nations," we must first
become a light unto ourselves
and our children. They are no
more and no less than the pro-
ducts of their elders. When we
shall restore our sense of val-
ues, then our young people will
return to their senses.
LEADERSHIP must be based
uoon character and Jewish
learning and not solely upon
blessed is the leader who
knows where he is going, why
he is going and how to get
Blessed is the leader who
knows how to lead without be-
ing dictatorial; true leaders are
Blessed is the leader who de-
velops leadership while lead-
Blessed is the leader who
seeks the best for those he
Blessed is the leader who has
his head in the clouds, but his
feet on the ground.
A leader is best when people
barely know he exists.
Not so good when people obey
and acclaim him.
Fail to honor a people and
they fail to honor you.
But of a good leader who
talks little, when his work is
done, his aims fulfilled,
Thev will all say. "We did
this ourselves."
In the years when American
Jewry was striving for recogni-
tion and status, the nation's
Jews faced, in 1861, "the first
instance of outright discrimina-
tion and legal inequity in the
nation's history."* When the
Civil War brought thousands of
Jews into the armies of the
Union and the Confederacy,
those in the Union Army were
faced with the provisions of the
Volunteer Bill, which required
regimental chaplains to be "reg-
ularly ordained ministers of
some Christian denomiation."
This was in a nation dedicated
to the equality of all men, a na-
tion whose Constitution had
carefully separated church and
Only July 12, 1861, when the
"Christian denomination" stipu-
lation was being debated in the
House, Cong. Clement L. Val-
landigham of Ohio moved to
substitute the phrase "religious
society." Apparently entirely on
his own initiative he spoke out
in defense of Jewish rights.
"There is a large body of men
in this country, and one grow-
ing continually, of the Hebrew
faith," he said, "whose rabbis
and priests are men of great
learning and piety, and whose
adherents are as .good citizens
and as true patriots as any in
this country." He denounced the
bill as entirely unjust and com-
pletely without Constitutional
w a riant. Nevertheless, the
amendment was rejected and
the bill passed.
Within one year, by July,
1862, the Congress was forced
to change its position in what
was described as "the first
major victory of a specifically
Jewish nature won by American
Jewry in a matter touching the
Federal Government."*
THE SEQUENCE of events
which led to the eventual Con-
gressional reversal began with
the visit of a YMCA worker to
the military camp in Virginia
where the 5th Pennsylvania
Cavalry was temporarily sta-
tioned. The YMCA worker is
said to have been horrified to
find that a Jew, Mitchell Allen,
of Philadelphia, was serving as
regimental chaplain.
In the resulting public cla-
mor, the assistant adjutant gen-
eral of the army was forced to
issue an official warning that
"anv person mustered into serv-
ice as a chaplain, who is not a
regularly ordained clergyman
of a Christian denomination will
be at once discharged without
pay or allowance."
Rather than face dismissal,
Allen resigned on the excuse of
ill health. Although actually a
layman, Allen was considered
the best possible choice for re-
gimental chaplain. During his
two months as substitute rabbi
and military chaplain, he served
all faiths.
Col. Max Friedman, Allen's
commanding officer, and many
of his officers and men were
Jewish. Determined to be serv-
ed by a Jewish chaplain, they
decided to try again as a test
case. They selected the Rev.
Arnold Fischel of New York
Citv as the regiment's chaplain-
designate and he applied to the
Secretary of War for a commis-
sion. His application was de-
nied on the basis of the Chris-
tian clause.
THUS IT was clear to Amer-
ican Jewry that discrimination
was to remain the official na-
tional stand. Then followed al-
most a year of Jewish effort,
lobbying, political pressures and
techniques of every kind ("and
which also revealed the alarm-
ing degree to which anarchy
and indifference prevailed with-
in American Jewry"*)-
Finally, by July.. 1862. Con-
gress had modified the require-
ments so that any "regularly
ordained minister of some reli-
gious denomination" might, with
the proper recommendations
and qualifications, seek appoint-
ment as chaolain. Rabbis could
applv for commission in either
"And they came unto the valley of Eshcol, and
cut down one cluster of grapes, and they bore
it upon a pole" (Num. 13.23).
SHELAH At Kadesh, in the wilderness of Paran,
the children of Israel asked Moses to send forth scouts
to reconnoiter the land of Canaan. When God consented
twelve spies were dispatched, one from each tribe'
with specific instructions. Forty days later, the spies
returned bearing the fruit of the land, as evidence of
its fertility. But most of them came back with a pessi-
mistic report: the natives of Canaan were mighty men
the cities strongly fortified. It was a land that "eateth
up the inhabitants thereof (Numbers 13.32). Of all
the spies, only Joshua, the son of Nun, of the tribe of
Ephraim, and Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, of the tribe
of Judah, declared there was nothing to fear from the
natives of Canaan. The Israelites, frightened by the
fearful majority report, cried tearfully: "Were it not
better for us to return into Egypt?" (Numbers 14 3)
God grew wrathful at this lack of confidence in Him and
would have destroyed the entire congregation, we're it
not for Moses' intercession. However, He vowed that be-
fore the Israelites might enter the Promised Land thev
would wander in the desert for 40 years, until the entire
rebellious generation those above 20 years of age
.should perish.
of two categories, as regimental
chaplains or as members of the
newly organized hospital chap-
In August, 1862, the Board of
Ministers of the Hebrew Con-
gregation of Philadelphia peti-
tioned President Lincoln for the
appointment of a Jewish hospi-
tal chaplain for the Philadel-
phia area. The Board selected
as its nominee 54-year-old Ba-
varian-born Rev. Jacob Frankel.
minister of Rodeph Shalom Con-
gregation of Philadelphia. On
September 18, 1862, Jacob
Frankel became the first Amer-
ican rabbi to be appointed a
militarv chaplain. He served for
almost three years, until July 1,
Jewish wounded in the Ken-
tucky hospitals stirred the en-
tire Jewish community to move
for the appointment of a Jew-
ish chaplain for that area. Pro-
minent non-Jewish citizens, in-
cluding the editor of the "Louis-
ville Journal," joined with Jews
and urged Robert Mallory, a
Kentucky member of the House
of Representatives, to seek a
commission for the Rev. Bern-
hard Henry Gotthelf, the rabbi
of Adath Israel Congregation of
Rev. Gotthelf received his
appointment on May 6, 1863, al-
though his commission dated his
rank from February 16. He
served 28 months. -.
THE RECORD of the one rab-
bi who served as regimental
chaolain in the Civil War seems
to have been neglected in stand-
ard American Jewish history
books. On April 10. 1863, the
Rev. Ferdinand Sarner enlisted
in the army at Brooks Station,
Virginia. He was immediately
elected chaplain of the 54th
New York Volunteer Infantry,
although Jews appear to have
been a small minority in the
entire regiment. Sarner. born in
Lissa. Posen. in 1820. was a
graduate of a German univer-
During World War I, the new-^
ly organized National Jewish'
Welfare Board had the official-
ly assigned duty of recruiting
and endorsing Jewish military
chaplains. During Worjfl War II
a special committee of the JWB
had a similar responsibility.
By the end of the war, 311
rabbis had been commissioned
and served in the armed forces.
Seven died in service. In 1948
a U.S. Government postage
stamp memorialized four chap-
lains lost in the World War II
sinking of the military trans-
port, S.S. Dorchester. One of
these chaplains was Rabbi Alex-
ander Goode.
*Korn, Rabbi Bertram W.
"Jewish Chaplains During the
Civil War." American Jewish
Archives. Vol. I, No. 1. Cincin-
nati, Ohio, June, 1948.
Encyclopaedia Judaica. "Mili-
tary Service, Jewish Chaplain-
cy." Jerusalem, 1971.

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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
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Columnist Foresees Tough Election Year
Continued from Pafe 4
presides over an administration,
still largely Nixon-operated by
original Nixon appointees, that
is bent on destroying legally
what it could not destroy il-
legally when the man from
Whittisr was still roaming
among the fleshpots of Capitol
Take Frank Zarb, the energy
chief. These days, he's the Ford
administration hatchetman
The Big Show: Sex
Life of Legislators
Hays affair has blown the cork
out of the gossip bottle. Wash-
ington suddenly is buzzing with
rumors about who is sleeping
with whom.
Reporters who specialize in
writing about the great political
issues now have their ears
glued, to the keyholes. We made
a count of the members of Con-
gress whom we have reason to
believe are romancing girls in
their offices. We counted 34.
SOME MEMBERS, including
such prominent legislators as
House Ways and Means Chair-
man Al Ullman and Senate La-
bor Chairman Harrison Wil-
liams, have wound up marrying
their secretaries.
But the sudden burst of gos-
sip raises a question. When
should a congressman's private
life become public news? We
think the answer is clear: When
public funds are involved.
We were tipped off, for exam-
ple, that Louisiana's Congress-
man John Breaux had taken a
secretary on a romantic holi-
day in the Far East at the tax-
payers' expense.
WE TRACKED them down to
the Shin-Miyako Hotel in Tokyo.
The congressman is registered
in Room 952, the secretary in
Room 954. Our associate, Bob
Owens, spoke to both of them
by trans-Pacific telephone. Both
vigorously denied any romance.
They had gone to Japan, they
said, to attend a, conference on
There is no doubt that sex
plays a role on Capitol Hill.
Some members try to use their
congressional status to attract
But most members of Con-
gress are cast in the image of
Cooler Than Ever
source of friction between
France and Israel is developing
Israeli President Ephraim
Katzir called off a visit to Paris
scheduled for this month be-
cause French authorities would
not accord him the kind of wel-
come demanded by diplomatic
" protocol.
Official circles here insisted
that Katzir would have been re-
ceived "with all the honors due
his rank." They said the Israeli
Embassy was informed that pro-
tocol would have been "fully
implemented'* for Katzir's visit.
THE INTENDED visit was a
private one. Katzir, an inter-
nationally known bio-chemist,
was invited to attend a scien-
tific symposium here in mem-
ory of his late brother, Aharon
Katzir, who was a victim of the
1971 Lod Airport massacre. He
is also to attend a similar event
in Britain.
Israeli authorities maintained
that even a private visit by a
head of state required a mea-
sure of ceremonial pomp by the
host country. They said that
President Valery Giscard d'Es-
taing was prepared only to re-
ceive Katzir in his office for a
talk and did not plan to tender
a dinner or even a luncheon for
Katzir's office in Jerusalem
issued a brief announcement
that "In view of the circum-
stances created, the President
has decided, upon the Foreign
Minister's recommendation, to
travel only to Britain."
FRENCH officials said that
protocol does not require a
luncheon invitation for a priv-
ate visit by a head of state.
They recalled that when Queen
Elizabeth paid a private visit
to France last June, she was
not invited to meet with die
Giscard was prepared to meet
Katzir on June 21, but a lunch-
eon or dinner were rated oat
because the French leader is
leaving on an official visit to
Britain the next day, sources
at the Elysee Palace said.
Observers here said that the
Israelis suspect France of try-
ing to insult Israel while heap-
ing honors on visiting Arabs.
French sources accuse Israel of
attempting to turn Katzir's visit
into an official occasion in or-
der to strain France's relations
with the Arab states.
Dutch Deport Terrorists
AMSTERDAM (JTA) Four Palestinians sentenc-
ed to one-year imprisonment for trying to seize the Warsaw
express train have been released and deported to Syria.
The four were arrested and sentenced last September be-
fore they could carry out their plan. They wanted to force
Dutch authorities to stop allowing Jewish emigrants from
the USSR to pass through Holland.
against all congressional at-
tempts to break up the multi-
national, monopolistic oil com-
bines that operate by govern-
ment sanction despite every
anti-trust law on the books.
FORGET THE illegality of
their constituents. They are no
less moral, no more moral than
the rest of us.
POLITICAL Potpourri: The
last presidential campaign was
marred, as we all know, by
Watergate tactics buggings,
break-ins and other dirty tricks.
We have just completed a can-
vass of the major presidential
campaign staffs. Only one has
taken any precautions to guard
against another Watergate.
Except for locks on the doors,
the various campaign headquar-
ters have made no special se-
curity arrangements, with one
exception. Ronald Reagan's
headquarters is on the alert for
Dolitical mischief.
On Capitol Hill, Democratic
front-runner Jimmy Carter has
been trying to pick up support
from members of Congress. Yet
strangely, he has declined to
disclose the list of endorsements
he has won.
THE REASON for his reti-
cence, according to our sources,
is that he has fallen far short
of the 35 congressional endorse-
ments which had been promised
The actual number was closer
to half as many.
House Democratic Leader
Thomas O'Neill is regarded on
Capitol Hill as an astute political
forecaster. For what it's worth,
he has been telling associates
flatly that Gerald Ford will not
get the Republican nomination
for president.
FREE RIDE: The American
ambassador to Cyprus, William
Crawford, has come up with a
unique way of financing his
summer home.
Under State Department reg-
ulations, he is entitled to per
diem pay if he conducts official
business on his trips. Well, he
freauentlv travels from the em-
bassy in Nicosia to his summer
home in Kyrenia.
He says he engages in offi-
cial business along the way.
Therefore, he has claimed and
collected oer diem amounting
to about $38 a day.
HOWARD 525-5961
Dad* 444-0921
their criminal operations and
the administration's efforts to
protect them. Zarb argues that
if the Congress is successful,
the result will mean higher
fuel costs to the consumer, a
decline in the search for new
sources of energy that only
monopolies can make and, that
old bogeyman, a blow to the
nation's security.
Who will argue against Zarb's
threat to our pocketbook and
our national survival? Free en-
terprise be damned. Up the
banner for restraint of trade.
Zarb is only one Ford zombie.
Then there's Earl Bute, another
"Yeshiva bocher," who ^njoys
the unique distinction of being
a food conglomerate lobbyist in
administration's clothing.
BUTZ IT is who in the wake
of the Yom Kippur War glee-
fully announced that the days
of food available at affordable
prices were over. (Why not?
Bute is a former Ralston Pu-
rina executive.)
Bute it is who put the food
conglomerates into a position of
equivalency with the OPEC car-
telists, reasoning that one bad
turn (OPEC's astronomic hike
in the cost of fuel) deserved
another (America's astronomic
hike in the cost of food).
The trouble with the Bute
"solution" is that it hasn't
harmed OPEC food consumers
very much at all in the same
way that OPEC oil exporters
have harmed us.
THE CHIEF victims of the
Bute swindle are the American
people. The chief beneficiaries
so far are the capitalistically
clever Russians, who have made
oodles of money from the swin-
dlers on top of the money that
the food conglomerate swin-
dlers are making from us.
Where is Ford in ail of this
as, indeed, in matters of foreign
policy his sudden shift in
the Middle East, for example,
toward a desperate march for
peace that must end success-
fully sometime before election
day, an impossibility if ever I
saw one, an impossibility that
would leave Israel (and Amer-
ica) victimized and the Soviets
dangerously rewarded?
(The Arabs can expect little
more from this march than the
agony they are currently suf-
fering in Lebanon).
IT IS difficult to give an an-
swer to just where Ford is.
What appears to be true is that
Ford is not his own man
someone or something else is
President; Ford certainly is not.
(I tend to think that it is the
anonymous energy and weap-
ons cartelists and the food con-
glomerates that occupy the
thing called the presidency.)
Even before the Reagan blitz
to knock him out of the run-
ning, Ford was just a Zarb-type
zombie, speaking for the Zarbs
and the Butees in the same way
that the Zarbs and the Butees
speak for the anonymous car-
telists and the conglomerates.
What is worse, these days
Reagan's challenge forces Ford
into extremist statements and
extremist positions not even
he would otherwise take on
tender matters such as busing,
military needs, foreign policy,
human welfare.
IF FORD does not make it at
Kansas City, who will? I find
it difficult to adapt myself to
Reagan as alternative. There
has not been a Boy Scout in
the White House since Teddy
Roosevelt, but Roosevelt was a
city slicker, and Reagan's a
That is a dangerous alterna-
tive, but so, presumably, is the
Democratic choice for nominee,
Jimmy Carter, a hayseed, too,
if of a different order.
What would be wrong with a
hayseed in the White House?
For that, another time .
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, June 25, 1976

JWVets Oppose Brown's Reappointment
5 Around
Ribner, National Commander -
of the Jewish War Veterans of
the U.S.A., on behalf of the
entire organization has vigor-
ously protested the nomination
of Gen. George S. Brown for a
second term as chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff.
He has called upon President
Gerald Ford to consider an-
other "more capable and ac-
ceptable nominee" for this
high position.
MONTREAL In connection
with the Summer Olympics to
be held in Montreal beginning
July 17, 1976, Jewish Commu-
nity Centers throughout the
U.S. and Canada have been urg-
ed by JWB to conduct or par-
ticipate in memorial events in
honor of the 11 Israeli athletes
massacred in Munich, Germany,
during the Olympic Games held
there in 1972.
In a memorandum to health
and physical education direc-
tors of JWB's affiliated Jewish
Community Centers and YM and
YWHAs, Dr. Hillel Ruskin, on
leave from Hebrew University
as JWB's special consultant on
health and physical education
and camping, and Oliver B.
Winkler, national consultant on
health and physical education,
"Almost four years have
passed since the massacre of
the 11 Israeli athletes during
the Munich Olympic Games in
1972. Eleven sportsmen were
made the target of a political
campaign. This murderous act
at the very dace that symbol-
izes peace with all nations gave
rise to the question of the very
essence of these games.
"Israel's request to the In-
ternational Olympic Committee
and the Organizing Committee
of the Olympic Games in Mont-
real to hold memorial services
or events during the Games
has now been rejected. The in-
ternational community tries to
forget the tragedy, and avoids
any reference to it."
NEW YORK More than 300
members and friends of Amer-
ican Mizrachl Women paid trib-
ute to famed opera tenor Jan
Peerce and his wife, Alice
Peerce, "for their devotion to
Israel and the Jewish people"
at a special Golden Jubilee
Family-in-Israel celebration here
at the New York Hilton Hotel.
The Peerces are serving as
honorary national Mother-and-
Father-in-Israel during this
Golden Jubilee Year of the or-
ganization. The Peerces were
presented with a special poster
made by the children of Beth
Zeiroth Mizrachi, Jerusalem.
Trial Balloon for New Geneva
Trial balloons are up and soar-
ing for a Geneva-type confer-
ence in early autumn to move
towards "settlement" of the
Arab-Israeli conflict. Although
the White House has denied the
reports as untrue, skeptics not-
ed that they were floated by
commentators intimate with
highest Administration author-
ities and they are usually ac-
curate in their disclosures of
Administration ideas.
Actually, the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency saw signs of
balloons being readied for float-
ing some five weeks ago and
noted at the time that some
Administration people were
forecasting a grave crisis in late
summer in the Middle East in
which President Ford would
have to take a hand.
THIS ROLE would conse-
quently enhance his global im-
age as a peacemaker at the
height of the Presidential elec-
tion campaign.
In any event, some analysts
see the groundwork being
readied by the U.S. foreign af-
fairs establishment for move-
ment towards a climax on the
Droblems of the area.
Jewish Observers
Needed at Trials
Of Former Nazis
TEL AVIV (JTA) Tuvia Friedman, head of the
Nazi Documentation Center in Haifa, said here that either
the Israeli government or the Jewish Agency should have
an official observer at all Nazi war crimes trials.
He said the absence of such observers is interpreted
as a lack of interest by the victims of the Nazis and may be
the reason for the light sentences or acquittals in German
and Austrian courts.
FRIEDMAN WAS commenting on the acquittal in Ham-
burg of Karl Streibel, a former death camp commandant,
and five former guards who were accused of being respon-
sible for the death of a million Jews.
He said such acquittals would not be possible if Israeli
government or Jewish Agency officials had been present
at the hearings.

Jewish Federation Singles (35-55) discussion by Toby Ber-
man, counselor and sex therapist8 p.m.
JCC trip for children grades 1-5 to Planet Ocean and Crandon
Park 9:30 a.m.
National Council of Jewish Women, Plantation Unit, Jewish
Identity Session 11:30 a.m.
Independence Day
JCC trip for children grades 1-5, Lion Country Safari 9:30
National Council of Jewish Women, Plantation Unit, Jewish
Identity Session 10:30 a.m.
Of deep concern to observers
is the view taken by Secretary
of State Henry A. Kissinger that
"world opinion" dictates his
position on Rhodesia. While the
democratic principle of rule by
the majority of a country's in-
habitants is naturally regarded
as right by analysts, the diffi-
culty associated with that
"world opinion" as it affects
Israel is that it is easily manu-
factured by the Arab-commu-
nist-Third World Bloc in the
United Nations and they often
get support from others, too,
which put expediency above
IN ANOTHER indication of
possibilities towards going to
Geneva, Kissinger has observed
that the U.S. and the Soviet
Union are not widely separated
in outlooks on Geneva-type con-
The stumbling bloc is Pales-
tine Liberation Organization
participation. The Soviets want
the PLO to enter into discus-
sions while the U.S. will not al-
low this until the PLO recog-
nizes Israel.
In a mid-May interview here,
Kissinger was asked about the
latest Soviet proposal for a two-
stage Geneva Conference, in-
cluding the possibility of the
PLO working in its preparation.
Kissinger noted that the U.S.
had proposed a two-stage ap-
proach and then added that "if
the first stage could be con-
ducted without the PLO, with-
out any prejudice, to what hap-
pens later, then I think we
would be very close to the So-
viet position.
BUT THE first stage could
include those countries that
were invited to the first Geneva
Conference (Israel, Egypt, Syria,
Jordan and the two superpow-
ers) and that those countries
were, after alL the originators
of the Conference decide where
we go from here."
Kissinger disclosed that the
question of whether the PLO
would be able to participate as
a member of one of those dele-
gations in the preparatory par-
ley "has never been raised yet."
This leaves an opening for the
Soviets to reach a compromise
with the U.S. and in turn both
superpowers could put their
weight on the PLO to agree to
recognize Israel by some for-
mula and Washington in turn
could focus on Israel to relent
against the PLO because "world
opinion" dictates at least that
much change in position to
move towards peace.
NEW YORK A new nation-
al program to provide Orthodox
Jewish travelers with local in-
formation centers for their
unique needs while traveling
has been launched by Agudath
Israel of America, a major na-
tional Orthodox Jewish organ-
Under the program, traveling
Jewish businessmen and visit-
ors will be able to contact volun-
teer community leaders in 29
cities encompassing 18 states in
the U.S., Canada and Mexico,
to determine where kosher food
can be obtained, location of
synagogues and other pertinent
information of unique import-
ance to the Orthodox Jew.
NEW YORK Seven Labor
Zionist leaders will attend the
World Conference in Israel for
Yiddish and Yiddish Culture
which will be held in Israel in
August and which will be the
first international conference of
communal leaders dedicated to
Yiddish and Yiddish culture in
70 years.
The delegation of Labor Zion-
ists attending the conference
will be headed Dr. Judah J.
Shapiro, president of the Labor
Zionist Alliance.
According to Labor Zionist
leaders, this is the first confer-
ence since 1908 when a similar
international conference on Yid-
dish and Yiddish culture was
held in Czernovitz in Roumania.
servative and Reform branches
of American Judaism, repre-
senting some four million Amer-
ican Jews.
Rabbi Lookstein, who will
serve a one-year term, is foun-
der of the Ramaz School and
chancellor of Bar-Han Univer-
sity in Ramat-Gan, Israel. He is
a member of the Administration
Committee of the Joint Distri-
bution Committee and Commis-
sioner of the Hillel Foundation.
NEW YORK Hadassah, the
largest women's volunteer or-
ganization in the country, will
hold its annual national conven- a
tion in Washington, D.C., from'
Aug. 15 through 18.
About 2,500 delegates, repre-
senting 350,000 members from
over 1,500 chapters and groups
throughout the United States
and Puerto Rico, will attend the
62nd annual national conven-
tion of Hadassah, the Women's
Zionist Organization of America,
at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
Rose E. Matzkin. of Water-
bury, Conn., national president,
of Hadassah, announced that in
addition to hearing reports,
projecting plans, adopting bud-
gets and participating in semi-
nars and workshops, the dele-
gates will honor distinguished
guests and hear addresses by
government leaders and inter-
national authorities in the fields*
of Hadassah's activitieshealth,
education, youth, and American
and foreign affairs.
NEW YORK Rabbi Leon-
ard A. Schoolman has been
named new director of program
for the Union of American He-
brew Congregations, national
body of 720 Reform synagogues
and 1.1 million members in the
United States and Canada.
In making the appointment,
Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler.
UAHC President, stated that
Rabbi Schoolman will coordinate
the UAHC's activities serving
the member congregations in
such areas as worship, educa-
tion, youth, synagogue adminis-
tration and the creation of new
programs and projects to assist
synagogue development and
NEW YORK At the 50th
annual meeting of the Syna-
Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein,
spiritual leader of Congregation
Kehilath Jeshurun, New York
City, was reelected president of
the SCA, the national umbrella
agency for the Orthodox, Con-
NW 57th St. Conservative. Rabbi
Israel Zimmerman. 44A
Oakland Park Blvd. Rabbi Philip A.
Labowits. Canter Maurice Nan. 4t
land Park Blvd. Reform. Rabbi Joel
8. Ooor. Cantor Jerome Klement. 43
4171 Stirlina Rd. Orthodox. Rabbi
Moth* Bomzer. 58
GATION. 400 S. Nob Hill Rd. LIB-
anal Reform. Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr.
7473 N.W. 4th St M
SHOLOM TEMPLE. 132 8E 11th
Ave. Conservative. Rabbi Morris A
Skop. Cantor Jacob Renzor. 44
NW tth St. Conservative. 44B
7MQ Margats Blvd. Conservative.
Cantor Charles Psrlman.
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Reform. R.bbl Mais Welts. 44
Rahbl David Berent. 2
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Miramar, Florida
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Friday, June 25, 1976
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Page 11
Ford Administration Keeps Saying One Thing But Doing Another
|>ACK IN March, when true seekers after peace
in the Middle East were dismayed by President
Ford's clear willingness to sell military equipment
to Egypt, Mr. Ford was quick to assure a B'nai
B'rith audience that the United States, with a long
history of supporting Israel, will defend the secur-
ity and survival of Israel.
In mid-May, after vetoing the $9.4 billion for-
eign aid bill, which embraced promise of nearly
half that huge amount for Israel over a 27-month
period, the President quickly mounted the rostrum
of a Jewish meeting again (this time the American
Jewish Committee) to provide reassurances simi-
lar to those given in March.
WHETHER PAVING the way for Egypt to get
more military aid from the U.S. or darkening the
hopes for Israel to obtain vitally needed economic
assistance, Mr. Ford is obliged, of course, to keep
firmly in mind the election-year whims of Amer-
ican voters.
Certainly, in putting his stamp of disapproval
on the foreign aid bill, on which Congress had la-
bored so consciously (with constant consultation
with Mr. Ford's liteutenants), the President was
motivated in part by asking himself "What will
Ronald Reagan think and do if I sign the bill?"
FOR THE measure contained a provision for
a six-month suspension of the trade embargo
against Vietnam an item sure to be scooped up
and capitalized upon by the jingoistic Reagan camp.
While Israel and her friends the world over
wait for repair of the damage done by the Presi-
dential veto, it is instructive to look back on the
Administration's actual score card.
Thus we need to recall that in March a CIA
spokesman told the American Institute of Aero-
nautics and Astronautics that Israel has 10 to 20
nuclear weapons. Would the CIA spokesman have
offered this controversial tidbit without approval
of the Defense Department? and why give the Arabs
a handle for their ax in this bumbling way?
A COUPLE of days later, the President let the
news media people know that he was irked when
Jewish leaders in America protested his projected
sale of six C-120 military transport planes to Egypt.
_on thereafter, our representative to the UN, Bill
.cranton, scolded Israel for promoting Jewish set-
tlements in occupied Arab territory.
This rebuke was administered at the time Scran-
ton as decency dictates cast the U.S. veto in
the Security Council against an Arab-structured
resolution deploring Israeli policies in Jerusalem
and on the West Bank.
Not long after that episode, former Defense
Secretary James R. Schlesinger openly accused the
Administration he had served so energetically of
undermining American moral support for Israel and
pressuring Israel to make concessions to those foes
who have vowed to decimate the 28-year-old state.
New Books
Of Major
Jewish Interest
44 A TEXTBOOK of Israeli Hebrew," by Haiim B. Rosen (Uni-
versity of Chicago, $7.95, 404 pp.), aims to enable a stu-
dent to read "moderately difficult" Israeli Hebrew and to
write and converse in current Hebrew. This emphasis on
teaching current Israeli Hebrew is in no uncertain terms. The
author indicates that special care has been taken to present
only-authentic types of speech, unquestionably acceptable to
the native speaker of Hebrew.
To accommodate everyone, Rosen has devised his lessons
so as to suit the needs of students of classical Hebrew as well.
Special sections of Biblical text are included, with adequate
discussion of classical lnguage.
EACH OF the 60 sections includes extensive explanation
of the material included. Rosen provides both translation and
transliteration, pronunciation aids, vocabulary lists and in-
creasingly more difficult essays to read and comprehend.
In fact, an Israeli educator to whom I showed the text
commented upon the excellent progression in degrees of dif-
ficulty and how this is a challenge for the competent student
of Hebrew.
LEO ROSTEN'S latest compilation of vignettes, jokes, and
double-entendres is "The 3:10 to Anywhere" (McGraw-Hill,
$8.95, 323pp.). It is directed toward "anyone who loves or
dreams of travel." On the contrary, most of the anecdotes
have less to do with the countries in which they take place
than with poking fun at accents, foreign expressions and com-
mon human foibles.
The first trip which Rosten recalls, however, is an effec-
tive piece. It is his arrival at the age of three at Ellis Island.
In four pages he all too briefly describes a meaningful and
touching scene. He captures the flavor of the "magic island":
"The wire-screened wating chambers were packed with
Greeks in funny skirts and leggings, forever fingering their
ibeads; Swedes with celluloid collars; stolid Dutchmen; Turks
with fierce mustaches; Romany gypsies with blazing eyes, who
gave me candy; and Jews with thick beards and unshorn ear
I ringlets ."
LATER, Rosten recounts an episode of his youth in Chi-
cago going to the Yiddish theater and the Cafe Royal. It
is a memorable and well-told glimpse into one of the most
colorful periods of American Jewish history.
While Irving Howe and Abraham Karp have recently
written scholarly works on the Jewish experience in America
| for the Bicentennial, Rosten should have entertained us with
his anecdotal first-hand experiences of same.
"Mottele," by Gertrude Samuels (Harper & Row, $8.95,
179pp ) is a new novel about the true story of Mottele Shlayan,
a young boy who joined the partisans of the Soviet Ukraine
^during the Holocaust.
MOTTELE IS known to us already through the accounts
_of Misha Gildenman (Uncle Misha), the legendary commander
lof this detachment of Jewish partisans which numbered in the
hundreds. Yuri Suhl, author of several important books on
[resistance during the Holocaust, compiled a number of stories
(about Uncle Misha and Mottele in his now famous work, "They
|Fought Back."
Samuels became fascinated with the young Jew who did
fight back. She fictionalizes true episodes which can be found
[in Suhl's book, adding a dimension of exploration into the
Icharacter's motivations and ideas. This is a worthwhile addi-
aon to the reading lists of all young adults.
The Role of the Jew
In a lawless World
'TWERE ARE many ominous signs that our
civilization is in the grip of a malaise for
which we do not have a cure. We realized it
quite suddenly. It broke like a wave over our
heads although the danger signals were there.
Now we stand, disoriented and dissatisfied,
helpless and dazed in the face of all problems
that have been opened up by Vietnam and
Watergate. It is as if the walls are crumbling
down. There is nothing to keep them from fall-
The spreading lawlessness in all spheres
of society seems to be without limits and
without promise that it will ever recede or
abate in our days. Confidence in the law itself
has been eroded. The great abstractions and
ideas about "the rights of man," the great de-
signs of the law have come to naught when
confronted with the necessity of keeping our
society functioning.
THEY HAVE not brought the millennium.
They have only shown the imperfection of our
age and the lack of accountability we see all
around us.
The same problem is haunting the family
of nations. For many years dominant powers
promoted lawlessness, undermined the tiny be-
ginnings of stability wherever they could find
them and clothed it all in a fine and appealing
It was a simple design to establish an or-
der of disorder and to cow the so-called West-
ern World into accepting terror as a legitimate
form of politics. It came to a fitting climax
when a gun-carrying terrorist lectured the rep-
resentatives of more than 100 nations about
nis peaceful designs and the good life he want-
ed to create for everybody, Jew and Arab
THESE ARE regrettable developments for
all those who thought the United Nations would
bring the realization of a dream. As on the na-
tional level, great ideas have shown their limi-
tations when set into practice. Beyond that
the danger exists that, while we live under the
terror of national and international lawless-
ness, we are becoming so used to it, that we
are inclined to accept it as a way of life.
The Jew with the knowledge of "his law"
should know better. He might have the tend-
ency to "understand" certain acts of lawless-
ness. But he should know that the moment we
try to "understand" lawlessness, we are not
ir from giving it our approval.
There are no excuses for the excuses
made every day. Poverty does not justify law-
breaking. Demonstrations do not establish a
n :w order; nor do judicial decisions that have
t'ie imprint of reality and provoke lawlessness.
THE END does not justify the means. Big
corporations should not be ripped off because
i hey rip off the people. The old and the feeble
should not be exploited, even if the profit mo-
rn e calls for it or even if Jews do it to a
1 >llow Jew.
The Man Who Said 'No'
Is Now Clearly Saying 'Yes'
CINCE the retirement of the late David Ben
Gurion from active political leadership, the
Israel public has been looking for a personality
whom it could follow with enthusiasm. And
inevitably, for years, the finger has pointed to
the soldier-archeologist, Yigal Yadin. For more
than 20 years Yadin rejected all invitations to
go into politics, but the more he demurred,
the more appealing he became in the eyes of
the public.
And only a few weeks ago the mystery
man stepped out of the shadows and formally
announced that if there were indeed popular
support for him and his ideas, he would con-
sent to offer his candidacy.
YADIN IS a man of great ability. He is
Derhaps best known as the archeologist who
places* names live again In Jewish history. Yet
places names live again in Jewish history. Yet
he also has a brilliant military background. On
him the story is told that in 1948, when he was
Chief of Operations for the Israel army in the
Negev, he was faced with the problem of stop-
ping the Egyptian forces which were invading.
Their flanks were protected by the track-
less wastes of the desert. Yadin recalled from
his knowledge of archeology and ancient his-
tory that there had been an old Roman road,
southwest of Beersheba, now barely covered
by sand. His armored column swept around,
cut the Egyptian supply route to the south,
and halted the advance.
LATER HE became Chief of Staff of the
Israel Defense Forces, but when he shed his
uniform he went back to his first love, ar-
cheology. He has great personal charm. At the
moment he conducts a television series on Is-
rael's antiquities, which is increasing his char-
isma even more.
Whenever the possibility of his assuming
national leadership was suggested, questions
v/ere raised. What are his policies?
Previous^ he had been known to have
strong opinions on only one major issue: he
firmly believes that Israel must change its cum-
bersome electoral system, which makes a farce
out of democracy, while preserving its external
forms. Recently he spent over a year as a
member of the Agranat Commission, which in-
vestigated the faults and weaknesses that re-
sulted in the Yom Kippur War surprise.

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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, June 25, 1976

2999 NW 33rd A
Hebrew Day School Sponsors Outing
An end-of-year outing was
recently sponsored by the He-
brew Day School of Fort Laud-
this year, is expecting more
than 100 students in grades
K-S in September and will soon
be moving to a new location.
The school is funded in part by
the Jewish Federation of Great-
er Fort Lauderdale.
Fineberg concluded by noting
that the Hebrew Day School
provides the best in both secu-
lar and Judaic studies, and any-
one seeking information should
contact Moshe Zwang, director,
erdale, according to Libo Fine-
berg, president of the Day
The event, held at Markham
Park, was attended by over 200
parents and students who en-
joyed activities, food, and the
raffle drawing of a trip to Is-
rael. The winners were Mr. and
Mrs. Freedman of Ohio.
The Hebrew Day School,
which opened with SO students
To All Teens
If you have a problem or
concern and wish to discuss
it confidentially with a pro-
fessional social worker, call
Bill Goldstein at the JCC,
He is always there and
ready to listen and help.
He is the director of the
Jewish Community Center
and has years of experience
working with teenagers.
MORE ENEr?6/\ \
XC 484 -8200, OGL
Six Days in Summer
The newest children's series for summer includes six all-day
trips, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for children in grades 1 to 5
Tuesday, July 6: Lion Country Safari
Tuesday, July 13: T-Y Park for a picnic and cookout
Tuesday, July 20: "Legends of the Universe" at Broward
Community College Planetarium; then on to Gold Coast Skat-
ing Rink
Tuesday, July 27: Live theater for children: "Midas and the
Golden Touch"
Tuesday, August 3: "Jungle Queen" and a tram ride on the
(clip along this line)
Mail to: JCC
2999 NW 33rd Avenue
Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. 33311
Name ........... ........... Phone...............................
Address ................................................. ........
City State............................ Zip.......................
rj I wish to register for total package of 6 trips at $30
] I wish to register for.......... trip(s) at $6 per trip
] Enclosed is my check payable to JCC for $
Bill GOLDSTEIN, Director
i. Fort Londtrdole
The Summer
Jean Scene
The Jean Scene Lounge for
Tweens in seventh and eighth
grades continues during the
summer, every Tuesday from
7:30 to 9 p.m. The evening in-
cludes refreshments, pool, air
hockey, jukebox and, most im-
portant, an opportunity to meet
new friends. Special trios are
also planned.
For more information, call
Sandy at the JCC.
Phone: 4844200
JCC Calendai
Guys & Gals Lounge Nite at J fc W Lounge, University
Shalom Singles Picnic 10 a.m.
Guys k Gals Open Meeting
IIMel Advisors
Plan Meeting
The B'nai B'rith Hillel Advis-
ory Board of Broward-Palm
Beach Counties will meet on
Tuesday, June 29, at 9:45 a.m.
at the Holiday Inn-North in
Fort Lauderdale. The business
portion of the meeting will be-
gin at 10:15.
All B'nai B'rith members are
invited, along with the presi-
dents and Hillel chairmen of
lodges and chapters. For fur-
ther information, contact Hank
Meyer, chairman.
Senate Okays
Aid to Israel
ate Monday, by a vote ol
62-18, passed a military for-
eign aid bill that would au-
thorize an expenditure ol
$6.7 billion over the next 27
Israel would be the bene-
ficiary of $4 billion-plus, and
Egypt would receive in ex-
cess of $1 billion in credits.
THE HOUSE of Representa-
tives has already authorized its
own measure, authorizing an
expenditure of $7.1 billion. The
two bills must now be coordi-
nated before a final congres-
sional vote.
Observers here are already
predicting a veto by President
Ford because the Senate mea-
sure also gives Congress the
power to cut back on U.S. sales
of weapons abroad.
According to these observers,
such sales exceeded $10 billion
in 1975. The Senate bill author-
ized a congressional veto of any
individual sale abroad in ex-
cess of $25 million.
IN ADDITION, congress would
be empowered to block sale to
nations considered "gross vio-
lators" of human rights or that
discriminate against persons on
the basis of race, religion, col-
or or national origin.
In particular, observers here
see this as a means of dealing
with Arab boycott measures
against Israel or American cor-
Dorations under Arab boycott
It is for this particular reas-
on that a Ford veto is foreseen
in the event that the Senate
House reconciliation of the two
biO retains this in the final
Shalom Singles
Shalom Singles invites every-
one to a picnic and swim party
at Spanish River Park in Boca
Raton on Sunday, June 27, be-
ginning at 10 a.m. $2 for mem-
bers, $2.50 for guests. All you
can eat and drink.
For reservations, call Helen
at 741-7539 or Rose at 971-7989.
Directions: 1-95 to Boca. East
to A1A and then north two
miles to Pavilion No. 5.
6 -to it
Thursday Get-Together a
time to greet old friends and
meet new ones, begins June 24
and will continue through July
and August. Bring games or
cards. 8 p.m.
a -to 6
Anyone interested in the At-
lanta Jewish Singles Weekend,
July 30 to Aug. 1, please con-
tact Lynn at 739-4884. Invita-
tions will be mailed directly
to you.
Fun with Dancing
The Thursday afternoon Adult
Dance Class has just ended
after 10 weeks of learning or
relearning many favorites as
well as new dance steps.
The group was led by our
capable couple, Sol and Lillian
Brenner, experienced dance in-
structors. The Brenners, who
will continue instruction and
fun with dancing in the early
fall, have been helpful in many
other program ventures and we
wish to thank them heartily.
Area Youngsters
Spending Summer
At Judaean Camps
Area youngsters who depart-
ed June 23 for Camp Judaea in
Hendersonville, N.C., a Zionist
camp devoted to the strength-
ening of the young, are Ellen,
12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jo-
sehD Kessler of Porapano Beach;
Craig, 13, and Tammy, 11, chil-
dren of Dr. and Mrs. Donald*
Konicoff of Lighthouse Point;
Elaine, 14, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Marks of Pompano
Beach: David, 13, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Stephen Tolces of
Lighthouse Point; and Marc, 13,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour
Hersher of Pompano Beach.
The camp is sponsored par-
tially by the Florida Region of
Hadassah of which the North
Broward Chapter is an integral
segment. Upon the conclusion
of this year of Young Judaean
Club activity, Mrs. Ralph Can- j
non, outgoing chapter president,
and Mrs. Benjamin Figelman. |
outgoing chapter youth chair-
oerson. agree there can be no
greater proof of success than"
The enthusiasm with which
these youngsters are anticipat-
ing the Judaean Camp vacation.
Thev noted also with pride
that 16-vear-old Norma Salvage
is registered at Camp Tel Ye-
hudah in Berrwille, NY., for
soecial leadership training. Nor-
ma won a scholarship to this
vouth camp on the basis of her
intense Judaism, her love of
Israel and her ability to lead
and inspire.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Salvage of Lighthouse
Point, she has just completed
her sonhomore year at Pom-
nano High School. She is a
fourth-generation life member t
of Hadassah and it is her am-
bition to further her education
in Israel. This past year she has
lead the Affarim and Tsofim
Clubs in Pompano Beach.
Boys and girls interested in
joining the Young Judaean
Clubs in the fall should con-
tact Mrs. Figelman at 946-0534.
Seniors Plan Gardens Tour
Senior Adults will take a two-day trip in July to Busch Gar-
dens and Cypress Gardens. The tour departs the JCC at 8 a.m.
July 14 and returns 9:30 p.m. July 15.
The $42 per person fee includes one night (double occupan-
cy) in a Quality Inn in Tampa, breakfast and dinner, and all tours
and entrance fees.
Register now by filling out and mailing the form below to*
the JCC with a check.
Registration Form for Trip to Busch Gardens and Cypress Gardens
Mail to: JCC
2999 NW 33rd Avenue
Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. 33311
(cUp along this line)
Name Phone
Enclosed is a check payable to the JCC for $
($42 per parson).

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