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Volume 5 Number 23
Friday, November 12,1976
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Pacesetter Event Sets
Stage for 77 UJA Drive
The return here of the Fort
I Lauderdale Federation's 30-
Imember mission to UJA's "This
lyear in Jerusalem" and the
flection of Monday, Nov. 22, for
la pacesetter reception (minimum
|$10.000 contribution) are the two
events that herald the beginning
of the Federation's UJA Cam-
paign for 1977.
Sen. Samuel L. Greenberg,
eneral campaign chairman, and
ember of the mission, said that
the campaign is off to an early
Itart for two reasons.
"We have a lot of money to
|aise this time and Israel's im-
migration and absorption needs
}re not only undiminished but
rger and more pressing than
Iver as a result of the ongoing
Tiflux of Jews from the USSR
nd Arab lands, and the severe
krain on funds stemming from
he worldwide inflation," he said.
I Greenberg recalled the greet-
Ig from UJA general chairman
Frank R. Lautenberg at the
opening session of the conference
in the Tel Aviv Sports Palace.
SEN. SAMUEL GREENBERG
"In times of isolation and
anxiety crisis and hope the
Jewish people come together. Our
hearts are tied to Jerusalem. For
us it is clear that together we
have a proud heritage and
together we accept our re-
sponsibilities. This is our legacy;
this is our tradition; this is our
challenge as Jews," Lautenberg
The pacesetters reception will
be followed by other events in the
Fort Lauderdale area.
A dinner will take place on
Thursday, Dec. 9, for a S5.000
contribution, and the Feder-
ation's annual Man of the Year
dinner is slated for Sunday, Feb.
20, for $1,000 contributors.
Funds raised during the cam-
paign will go to the United
Jewish Appeal for support of
relief, rehabilitation and resettle-
ment programs in Israel and
other parts of the world, and to
continue the Federation's family,
community and social services.
[assenfeld to Address Women Pacesetters
ebecca Hodes, general chair-
in of the 1977 Women's
nsion Campaign of the Jewish
deration of Greater Fort
|uderdale, announced the
nation of a pacesetter division
th a minimum base of $2,500.
ielen Rubin and Helene Soref,
[standing women leaders in
community, will be the co-
jirmen for this new division of
campaign. They stated that
ivia Hassenfeld, national
kirman of the UJA Women's
pision Campaign, will be the
rial guest at the inaugural
}cheon meeting on Tuesday,
23, at the Tower Club in
fWe are so honored that a
fional leader and most ar-
able speaker as Sylvia
ssenfeld can be with us to
jire us in our efforts," added
Rubin and Mrs. Soref.
Irs. Hassenfeld, a Providence,
R.I., resident, was president of
the Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Rhode
Island, and ex-officio member of
both the Executive Committee
and the board of the United Fund
Mrs. Hassenfeld has made
numerous trips to Israel, among
the most recent was the Prime
Minister's Mission in August,
1976, and Women's Leadership
Mission to Poland, Rumania and
Israel in October.
Mrs. Rubin and Mrs. Soref
said that anyone wishing to
participate in this event can
contact Barry Axler, assistant
director, at the Jewish
Anita Perlman is president of
the Women's Division; Mrs.
Hodes is general campaign chair-
man; and Marilyn Gould, Susan
Segaul and Terri Baer are
members of the Campaign Exec-
Jerusalem Prize to Mexicart
JERUSALEM (JTA) The Jerusalem Prize for 1977
|1 be awarded to the Mexican poet, essayist and former
slomat, Octavio Paz, it was announced here. The presentation
II be made by Mayor Teddy Kollek at the eighth Jerusalem
fertiational Book Fair next April 26.
The $2,000 award is made every two years by the
isalem municipality to an author whose works express the
^a of "the freedom of the individual in society."
PAZ, 62, is considered one of the leading contemporary
hters in Spanish. In more than 30 published volumes of
Jetry and essays, he has covered such subjects as literature,
Ithropology, art, psychology, philosophy and science.
ATTENTION ALL JEWISH WOMEN!!
You are coskally invited to attend the Fall opening meeting of
|he Women's Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale on Monday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel,
ppecial guest will be Rabbi Sandra Sasso, second woman Rabbi
h Jewish history. Also to be presented will be the first viewing
W a multi-media showing on the activities, programs, and
Organizations within our community. Refreshments will be
Ijerved. The meeting is open, at no admission charge, to all
Jewish women in the North Broward area.
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Charges were issued last week
against 74 residents of Hebron
and the nearby town of Halhul,
mostly youths, suspected of
desecrating the synagogue at the
Tomb of the Patriarchs on Yom
The special police team in-
vestigating the event stressed
that it was possible the riots that
followed were planned, not
spontaneous as previously
believed. At the same time, three
Kiryat Arba residents have been
detained for questioning
regarding the events preceding
the desecration of the tomb.
A Koran was found destroyed
lying on the floor of the tomb.
Keiner to Host 1977 UJA
The 1977 UJA campaign keynote will be sounded here
Monday, Nov. 22 by a group of leading contributors who will
gather in Milton Reiner's Point of Americas' apartment for a
late afternoon Pacesetters reception.
The guests will be persons capable of making major gifts.
Prominent among the campaign leaders taking part will be
Sen. Samuel L. Greenberg, general campaign chairman; his two
cochairmen, Leo Goodman and Alvin Gross, and the chairman
for major gifts, Albert G. Segal.
The Pacesetters reception is an annual event that serves to
usher in each yearly campaign in behalf of the United Jewish
Appeal / Israel Emergency Fund and the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale. The campaign has a 1977 goal of
$2 million phis.
UJA Campaign Progress
CITYWIDE: Three fund-raising events all involving gilts
in the upper registers have been set by Sen. Samuel
Greenberg, campaign general chairman, and members of his
campaign leadership team.
The first event will be a reception on Monday, Nov. 22, for
contributors in the range of $10,000 and over. This will be
followed on Thursday, Dec. 9, by a party for givers of $5,000 and
over. The Federation's annual Man of the Year Dinner will take
place Sunday, Feb. 20, with attendance for those in the $1,000
WOODLANDS: Bernard Libros has accepted the chairman-
ship of the UJA campaign in Woodlands. Serving with him as
members of the campaign cabinet are Robert Adler, Murray
Elkins, Edmund Entin, Leo Goodman, Samuel Leber and Ben
Roisman, with Sen. Greenberg the campaign general
chairman, as an ex-officio member. (Sen. Greenberg will
serve in the same capacity on campaign and committees
throughout the Fort Lauderdale area.) A late afternoon cocktail
party in the Woodlands Country Club on Dec. 28 will precede
the campaign kickoff on Tuesday evening, Jan. 11, at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kane.
TAMARAC: George Morantz is serving as chairman of the
campaign at Tamarac Jewish Center. Benjamin Bernstein,
president of the congregation, is serving in an advisory capacity.
The campaign will be inaugurated with a breakfast on Sunday
morning, Dec. 5, in the Center, with the name of the speaker to
be announced shortly.
BERMUDA CLUB: Bernard Simms is chairman of the
campaign in Bermuda Club, with Hy Auerbach, Bernie
Berkowitz, Meyer Cohen and Sal Sales serving as members of
the campaign committee. The campaign will get formally under
way on Wednesday evening, Dec. 22, with a Chanukah ob-
servance and rally in the clubhouse. Residents of Bermuda Club
have been asked to reserve the date in a letter from the cam-
paign chairman that noted the event would be "an historic
occasion," and "the first such evening at Bermuda Club."
CORAL SPRINGS: Bud Himber, president of Temple Beth
Or, has been named chairman of the congregation's 1977
campaign, with Richard Romanoff named as cochairman.
Serving with them as campaign team captains are Phil Aver-
bach, Arthur Finkel, Mel Gerber, Eli Ludsin and Freda
Rosenberg. A community breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 30,
starting at 9:30 a.m. in the temple will usher in the campaign.
INVERRARY: Harold Slater heads the 1977
Federation / UJA campaign in Inverrary. A recent recipient of
the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award, which was
bestowed on him by State of Israel Bonds, Slater is active both
in Inverrary and Greater Fort Lauderdale for his communal,
civic, social and sports activities. The names of members of his
campaign committee will be announced shortly.
SUNRISE LAKES, Phase I: Launched its 1977 campaign on
Sunday, Oct. 24, with an entertainment and refreshments
evening that brought out more than 250 members of the Phase I
Owners Association and Sunrise Lodge No. 2953 of B'nai B'rith
who honored Barney Strauss.
Strauss was cited as a "good neighbor and humanitarian."
The guest speaker, who was also the evening's entertainer, was
Dr. Yossi Weisgras, an officer in the Israel Defense Forces
during the Six-Day War and now a popular folk singer.
Joseph Gilman and Bernie Sakren are chairmen of the Phase I
effort, with Ralph Frucht, Murray Kostoff, Harry Levene and
Hank Meyer serving as cochairmen. The campaign also has a 28-
rnember group of vice chairmen, some of them representing
vlj^ms Jewish organizations active in Sunrise Lakes. The
Sunrise Lakes Phase I UJA Committee is made up of 61 Sunrise
Sakren has called on all Phase I residents who have received
UJA pledge cards to .accomplish and return the cards.
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Friday, November 12,1975
Women's Campaign Cabinet Meets
The Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale recently held its
opening campaign cabinet
meeting to discuss details con-
cerning the upcoming 1977 Cam-
Siign, according to Rebecca
odes, general campaign chair-
man of the Women's Division.
Mrs. Hodes noted that while
she and her Campaign Executive
Committee, which includes past
campaign chairman Terri Baer
and her cochairmen Marilyn
Gould and Susan Segaul, have
met individually with each area
chairman and their cochairmen
during the summer months to
plan the campaign, this was the
first opportunity to bring every-
one together to review and
finalize the events to take place.
Mrs. Hodes said that the
agenda of the meeting included
discussion of a report by
Women's Division President
Anita Perlman about her recent
participation on the "This Year
in Jerusalem" mission; a dis-
cussion of leadership training and
worker training plans and dates:
a review of all campaign dates;
the responsibilities of the chair-
men's participation in prepar-
ations taking place in their
respective areas and a viewing of
the multi-media presentation on
the. activities of the Jewish
The 1977 Women's Division
Campaign Cabinet consists of:
Gait, Hildreth Levin, chair-
man; Bert Lutz and Ann
Inverrary, Helen Lidsky,
chairman and Northeast, Ruth
Pine, chairman and Mimi
Palm-Aire, Ruth Portes, chair-
man; Freda Goldstein and Edith
In Plantation Sandy Golden-
berg is chairman and Seena
Sloane is cochairman.
Point of Americas cochairmen
are Eleanor Shapiro and Elsie
Samet, and in Pompano Beach,
Miriam Ring is chairman.
Mitchie Libros is chairman and
Shirley Rudolph is cochairman of
.. Chairman of the Benefactor
Division is Helene Soref and in
the Advance Gifts Division, Rosa
Adler is chairman and Pola
Brodzki and Cora Abbott are
Sabra Division chairman is
Gail Capp and Rose Ulrich and
Lillian Hirsch are cochairmen.
Members of the Campaign
Executive Committee are Mrs.
Hodes, general campaign chair-
man; Marilyn Gould, first vice
president; Susan Segaul, second
vice president; Terri Baer, im-
mediate past campaign chair-
man; and Anita Perlman,
president of Women's Division.
Mrs. Hodes praised her
chairmen and stated, "With the
excellent caliber of leadership we
have working with us in this 1977
Women's Division Campaign,
and with a deep awareness of the
needs of Jews at home and in
Israel, we anticipate this will be
the most successful Women's
Division Campaign ever in our
Reconstructionist Synagogue Activities Announced
At Sabbath evening services
on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m., the Recon-
structionist Synagogue's study
session discussion topic will be
the article "Zionism and Anti-
Semitism" from the Recon-
structionist, a publication of the
Members and non-members are
invited to join and copies of the
article are available at the syna-
gogue in the Mark IV Building,
Plantation, between 9 a.m. and
In the next few weeks the
synagogue expects visits from
two student Rabbis from the
College in Philadelphia and is
awaiting the arrival on Dec. 3 of
Rabbi Lavy Becker of the Recon-
structionist Congregation in
During this period, the con-
gregation will be celebrating the
Bar Mitzvahs of Steve Libman
on Saturday, Nov. 20 and Mac
Barricini on Saturday, Nov. 27,
both at 10 a.m.
The Chavurah program is
expecting the formation of three
new groups this month.
Chavurot, which are study -
action fellowship groups, form
Talmud Torah Opens
In Fort Lauderdale Area
Rabbi Abraham Korf, Chabad
regional director, has announced
that Chabad has opened a
Talmud Torah in the Fort
The project is a coordinated
effort of Chabad of North Dade,
South Broward and Chabad
House Florida Lubavitch Head-
quarters on Miami Beach.
According to Rabbi Joseph,
administrator of Chabad House-
Florida Lubavitch Headquarters,
"This Talmud Torah is the first
of a network we hope to open in
the South Florida area. He
continued, "Many families are
not affiliated with any synagogue
or the organized Jewish com-
munity and this network of
Talmud Torahs will bring Jewish
education to this segment of the
A special scholarship program
has been set up to provide
A viva Group to Meet
Aviva Group of Hadassah will
hold its next meeting on Monday,
Nov. 15 at noon in Lauderdale
Lakes City Hall.
David Gianuzzi will be the
Aviva's members will gather
on Nov. 18 at the Bahia Mar
Hotel at a luncheon for the
benefit of Hadassah's Medical
Organization (HMO). Ethel Peri
and Belle Hirsch are reservations
families with limited means the
ability to provide their children
with Jewish education through
the Chabad Talmud Torah
The Talmud Torah in Fort
Lauderdale is open to children
from ages 6 to 13 and classes
meet once a week.
A special adult education
program for the parents of the
children has been developed also.
The Chabad Talmud Torah in
Fort Lauderdale is part of the
International Year of Jewish
Education proclaimed by the
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi
Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
the basis of the Reconstructionist
Synagogue. They vary in size
from about 12 to 18 members and
provide the members of the
Jewish community a chance to
get involved in what could be
described as an extended family.
Discussion and activity can
range from feelings as Jews in
America to the study of Jewish
history and folklore.
The Chavurah program pro-
vides an outlet where Jews in
small groups do and think with
other Jews on both intellectual
and social levels. Members and
non-members can join.
New Reform Temple
To Be Dedicated
The Coral Springs Hebrew
Congregation has officially
changed its name to Temple Beth
Orr since the erection of its
building at 2151 Riverside Drive,
Coral Springs. It is affiliated with
the Reform Movement.
The formal dedication of
Temple Beth Orr will take place
Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.
The guest speaker for the
afternoon will be Rabbi Sanford
Shapiro, director of the South-
east Region of the UAHC. The
public is invited and coffee and
cake will be served.
BB Lodge Announces
Lecture Proceeds Next Meetta* Nov-17
Will Go to UJA
Harriet William, Woodlands
resident editor, teacher, author
and guest lecturer, is donating
the proceeds from her popular
Woodlands Adult Education
Course, "Contemporary Theater,
Film and Literature," to the UJA
Lesson 1 of Series 3 introduces
a Human Relations Workshop
and discusses the E. J. Doctorow
novel, Ragtime. The film entitled
"The Innocent Years" will be
shown. Nine other lessons will be
given on Wednesdays from 9:30
to 11:30 a.m., starting Nov. 3 at
Section I Clubhouse in Wood-
Harriet Seminer and Dr.
Joseph Schwartzman are
B'nai B'rith Fort Lauderdale
Lodge No. 1438 will hold its next
meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17,
at 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on
Powerline Road and Commercial
After the meeting Chuck
Lyons, singer and pianist, will
entertain. Wives and friends of
members are invited.
Kadimah Sets Events
Kadimah Hadassah of Century
Village will hold a general
meeting on Nov. 15 at noon.
Prof. Martin Meyer will speak
on "Archaeology in Israel."
The group has also planned a
bake sale for Nov. 30 beginning
at 9 a.m. All proceeds win go to
supplies for Israel's hospitals.
Treasury Given to UJA
What happens to its treasury
when a synagogue disbands?
And why do synagogues come
to an end of their days?
Here's a look at what happened
to the Emanuel Synagogue of
The Bronx, New York and how
the Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale came into the
Three things brought the
synagogue upon lean days and
ultimately to its end.
The first was a decline in the
membership of younger families,
which made their way in in-
creasing numbers and at a fairly
steady pace to the suburbs.
The second was an attrition in
membership as the result of
mortality, with no replacement of
those who passed away.
The third factor in the
synagogue's demise was a
dramatic change in the
ethnic / religious character of the
neighborhood from a once
largely Jewish enclave to a
neighborhood whose majority
was now black and Puerto Rican.
Morris Dorf, president of the
synagogue, had the task of pre-
siding over the shul's last days.
(The rabbi had left much earlier
for a pulpit elsewhere.) If there
was no membership left to speak
of; it was difficult enough to
gather a minyan, there was still a
sizeable amount of money.
The synagogue and the
property it stood on was sold to
the New York City Board of Edu-
cation for use by nearby James
Monroe High School. There was
also money left over from dues,
bequests and the sale of syna-
What to do with the money?
Dorf had what he considered a
simple and sensible plan. "Give
the money to Israel," he said.
But there were demurrers and
i objections. Not that any alter-
nate plans were produced; it was
just that some among the
remaining officers and board
members felt nothing should be
done "hastily." Dorf waited until
his patience started to thin.
Dorf let it be known that he
was going to remit the syna-
gogue's holdings to an ap-
propriate though as yet undesig.
nated Israeli organization
working to help the elderly, the
poor and the sick among the im-
migrants. He no sooner made this
announcement than he was faced
by a challenge in the courts
Those opposing his plan took him
to court to secure an injunction
prohibiting his transfer of funds
to Israel and, in effect, freezing
the money in its bank account.
What bothered Dorf more than
this action of some of his friends
and associates was that money
amassed among Jews who were
partisans and lovers of Israel
should be held back from Israel in
a time of want and need.
Dorf told the court, and won
the judge's sympathy and
finally his consent that he
wished to turn the money over to
the United Jewish Appeal.
Dorf wrote a check for the
United Jewish Appeal of Greater
New York, drawn on the account
of The Emanuel Synagogue of
the Bronx. And when Dorf
arrived in Fort Lauderdale in
mid-October to take up his winter
residence in the Bermuda Club,
he called the offices of The Jewish
Federation and said that he had a
check he wished to turn over to
the UJA. Dorf turned over the
check in the amount of $2,660,
made out to the United Jewish
Appeal, and again drawn on The
Synagogues, like those who
worship in them, come and go.
The Jewish people remain. Men
like Dorf are among those who
have made that possible.
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North Broward Hadassah
Adds Group, Plans Events
Betty Gerber, president of the
North Broward Chapter of Ha-
dassah, has announced the
formation of a second group of
Hadassah' at Century Village,
The new group, the chapter's
seventh in North Broward -
South Palm Beach, was or-
ganized at a special meeting con-
ducted by Esther Cannon,
chairman, and Mary Pavony,
chapter membership vice
Rapid growth at Century Vil-
lage has necessitated the second
group, which will be named
Scopus. Already new residents
are signing up with the new
Elected president of the new
Scopus group is Regina Neiman.
Other officers are Ruth Klein,
membership vice president;
Evelyn Denner, fund-raising vice
president; Elaine Trust, program
vice president; Ceil Hochman,
treasurer; Bertha Kirschenbaum,
recording secretary; Florence
secretary; and Marion Cohen,
Esther Cannon is meeting with
the new Scopus officers and
chairmen for a board orientation
The group's first open meeting
will be held Wednesday, Nov. 24,
noon, at the Pompano Fashion
Square community room, and
will feature Rabbi Morris Skop of
Temple Sholom, who will deliver
a book report of "The World of
The second annual mini-
conference for North Broward
Chapter of Hadassah will be held
to provide the necessary leader-
ship skills and understanding for
increased project quotas for the
1976-77 Hadassah year, accord-
ing to Mrs. Sidney Gerber, presi-
dent, and Mrs. Oscar Sindell,
fund-raising vice president.
A reception in honor of Ruth
Popkin, a member of the national
board of Hadassah, will be held in
the home of Mrs. Harold Hirsch,
Pompano Beach, on Wednesday,
Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Mrs. Harold Hirsch and Mrs.
Sam Schwartz are cochairpersons
of the Big Gifts and Major Gifts
Bernie Libros 'Grateful'
For Parents Influence
Bernie Libros puts the blame
on his parents.
"They brought me up as a Jew.
And they instilled in me a strong
sense of Zionism. I have never
forgotten. And I am deeply
Libros is the newly ap-
pointed chairman of the
Federation / UJA campaign in
Woodlands and is already hard at
work. But the work is not new to
him; he served as cochairman
last year, and this year, in ad-
dition to this UJA chairmanship,
he is cochairman of the
Woodlands drive for Israel
"I guess you might say my
Zionism shows," he said.
It shows in the way Libros
goes about his job as a campaign
worker. He is seen at the cam-
paign offices of the Federation at
least once a week, but his
associates in Woodlands see him
more often in his home, their
homes and on the golf course. Mr.
and Mrs. Libros (Mitehie) were
hosts ta the campaign cabinet at
a meeting in mid-October, and
are known for* their "open door"
in all matters having to do with
UJA, Israel, Jews, Jewishness,
Judaism or Klal Yisrael. Mrs.
Libros, by the way, is the chair-
person of the Woodlands UJA
Libros was active in the UJA
of Roelyn, Long Island, was a
member of the synagogue and
took part in the Bond drive.
Libros came to Fort Lauder-
daie, to Woodlands, from Long
Island in 1972. He and Mrs.
Libros have visited Israel three
Asked where he's going next,
he smiles and says softly, "From
strength to strength for Israel
and the Jewish people."
By PI A AD AD
ROME Although the Rosh
Hoshanah service was scheduled
to start at 7:30 p.m., at 7 o'clock
the rooms of the apartment
located in Ostia, a suburb of
Rome, which serves as social
center for Russian refugees
awaiting emigration to Israel,
was filled with men, women and a
The service was conducted by
one of the Russians, a Luba-
vitcher hasid. Of the 60 men
gathered in the two small rooms
(the third accommodating 20
women), not more than 30 were
praying. There were more than
200 people there that night.
Everyone got prayer booklets in
Hebrew and Russian, provided
by the Joint Distribution
The congregation was serious
for a while, showing much in-
terest, but the heat and the
groups that constantly entered
the rooms forced many of the
younger ones to leave and stand
outside in the courtyard.
One young man lit a cigarette.
Someone told him that it was for-
bidden to smoke near the "shul"
on Shabbat and especially on
Rosh Hoshanah Eve. He looked
amazed and appeared ashamed.
The young man had come from
Kiev and had never entered a
synagogue in his life; in his city it
Only in Leningrad and Moscow
were Jews allowed to go to the
synagogue, but most stayed
away. All feared the reper-
Another young Russian had
come out to the courtyard after a
few minutes inside, trying to
understand it all. All of the
people standing outside shared
the same feeling of confusion and
eagerness. They didn't under-
stand, but they knew it was a
I asked why they came. A
young man of 26 told me, "We
were not allowed to go to a syna-
gogue in the USSR, and if we did
not come to this synagogue now
that we are outside the Soviet
Union, what kind of Jews would
we be?" His father had said to
him that he could not teach any-
thing to his son because he did
not know a thing about Judaism
In the USSR, he said, they
could not get any reading
material; here and in Israel they
would welcome anything that
would give them the opportunity
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Some said they were atheists;
that's how they were brought up.
Parents were not allowed to teach
religion to children; it was
against the law and they could be
punished for it. The young people
knew they were Jews only
because they were constantly
reminded of it, but had not the
slightest notion of Jewish history
After the service, the Kiddush
attracted everybody and there
was such a crowd inside that I
could barely see what was being
served. Everyone was cheerful.
Many were moved. They said
"Happy New Year" to each other
and then slowly moved out,
looking happy at having at-
tended the service. For most of
them it was the first time. Few
understood what it was about,
but they felt this was the be-
ginning of their freedom, of a new
way of life.
The Joint Distribution Com-
mittee is the major American
agency assisting needy and dis-
tressed Jews the world over, and
cooperates with the Jewish
agency and United Hias Servict
in the emigration of Jews from
the USSR to Israel.
The Joint Distribution Com-
mittee, United Hias Service and
the Jewish Agency are bene-
ficiaries of the Fort Lauderdale's
Federation / UJA Campaign.
November 23 Benefactor Division Luncheon at the
Tower Club. Guest speaker will be Sylvia Hassenfeld,
general campaign chairman of the National United
Jewish Appeal Women's Division.
November 29 Leadership Training Session at the
Jewish Federation office. Guest speaker will be Lily
Nesher, special advisor to Prime Minister Rabin.
December 3 Worker training meeting at the Jewish
Federation office. Special guest will be Marilyn Smith,
past president of the Miami Women's Division.
December 15 Advance Gifts Division Luncheon at the
home of Elsie Samet. Special guest will be Elie Wiesel,
Week of January 17 Patron Division Luncheons in local
areas. Israeli personality will be the guest speaker.
February 16 Sabra Division Luncheon at Inverrary
Country Club. National leader will be the special
Week of March 14 Key Division activities in local areas.
Anyone requesting further information on these dates
or wishing to work in the Women's Division Campaign
may contact Barry Axler at the Jewish Federation office.
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, November 12,1976
The Sukkah has significance far beyond the reminder ol
Biblical Jews wandering in the desert, Ambassador Chain
Herzog, Israel Representative to the United Nations told leaders
of the Joint Distribution Committee in the "Sukkah in the Sky,'
the only Sukkah ever to be built on the top of a modi
THE SUKKAH is erected each year at the top of the 50-story
Grace Building, New York City, by Jack D. Weiler, JDC
chairman and member of the firm that built and operates the
Addressing members of the JDC Executive Committee,
leaders of the United Jewish Appeal and other Jewish comm
organizations, prominent rabbis and guests, Ambassador H
"We are gathered here in New York as others are gathered all I
over the world not because of the unusual nature of this festival j
but because of the profound significance it has for us, reflecting I
as it does the essential civilization of our faith and the meani
of Jewish life."
Under constant attack in the United Nations, Ambassador
Herzog could not help comparing the goals and achievements o:
Israel with those of his tormentors.
"I think of what our civilization and our people stand for and
what our country has done under the most impossible con-
dictions. When I look at those countries and consider the
hundreds of millions of poverty-stricken human beings, the
millions in prison, in concentration camps, the lack of education,
the disease, the malnutrition, and I look at our small and
from the point of view of size insignificant little country,
backed by the Jewish people and all that we stand for in the world
today, consider the civilization that we have created, the
pluralistic society which, despite all its problems, is a model for
most of the world today, I am proud.
"I CONSIDER how we treated our refugees throughout the i
ages, particularly over the past 30 years, with reference to what
the Joint Distribution Committee has done. I compare that with
the fate of half a million Arab refugees who are maintained by
public charity, particularly American charity, to this day, and
whose brethren have not got the time to rise from the gaming
tables of Las Vegas and Monte Carlo, where they are gambling
away billions of petrodollars, to look after their own people, I
realize what a civilized people we are. I realize what we represent
and I am proud," Herzog said.
Among the distinguished guests from Israel were Avraham
Harman, president of The Hebrew University and former am-
bassador from Israel to the United States, and Mrs. Harman.
Harman spoke of the association of three revered leaders of the
Joint Distribution Committee with The Hebrew University: i
Paul Baerwald, JDC chairman from 1932 to 1940, for whom
the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work was named. The
Baerwald School, part of The Hebrew University and built by
the JDC, was the first social work school to be opened in Israel,
Harman said. I
Moses A. Leavitt, for whom the library in the Paul Baerwald
School is named, was also built by the JDC. Leavitt was executive
vice chairman of the JDC from 1947 to 1965, and before that was
Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, chairman of the European Executive
Council from 1942 to 1950, the critical years of the Holocaust
and the years of rescue and rehabilitation. The Dr. Joseph J.
Schwartz Program, part of the Paul Baerwald School, provides
graduate training for community center directors and senior
personnel. The program was started by the JDC which continues
to provide professional guidance and financial support.
Robert Arnow, chairman of the New York UJA /
Federation Joint Campaign cited the importance of the current
campaigns of. the United Jewish Appeal and lirged greater
support. The UJA provides the bulk of JDC's annual budget,
which this year will exceed $35 million.
Transcript Of Brown's Interview
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Friday, Nov. 12,1976
NEW YORK (JTA) The
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
obtained the transcript of Gen.
George S. Brown's interview with
Raanan Lurie. As released by
King Features Syndicate,
Brown's remarks are as follows:
LURIE: Speaking about the
Middle East, from a pure mili-
tary point of view, would you
say that from the American
interests, militarily is Israel and
its forces more a burden of more
a blessing from a pure military
point of view to the United
BROWN: Well. I think it's
just got to be considered a
burden. I had this same con-
versation with (Senator Jacob)
Javits right after I got in trouble
down at Duke. We had breakfast
and we were talking, and he said
to me, "Can't you see the great
strategic value of Israel to the
United States?" And I said,
"Frankly, no," which wasn't
what I was talking about at Duke
at all. But my concern there is
that they're a burden. Now if the
trends were reversed, then I
could see in the long term where
it might be a tremendous asset,
where they would gain power and
could bring about stability in the
LURIE: If Israel would win,
BROWN: But you see, the
problem today is today there's
stability because Israel is strong.
She could whip Syria and Egypt
handily, and there's nobody else
that could check them in that
area, unless the Russians took a
direct hand. By that I mean send
forces in addition to equipment
and advisors. And that's not
likely. It's just not worth the
game at this point. But with all
the money, the wealth .. that
the Arabs have through Saudi
Arabia with the Trucial
States primarily, and Libya
secondly, to buy weapons, to
train people and they're
breeding at a hell of a high rate
the birth rate is ... the
population growth is far greater
than in Israel.
And the long term outlook is
that the Arab states are going to
overcome the deficiency that
they've had, which is leadership
and technology and educated
people. And I just don't see any
. .. it's going to take a complete
change in outlook on Israel's
part. Up to this point at least
she's maintained her position,
and I must say, if I were in her
shoes, I don't know, I'd be in a
terrible dilemma because she's
surrounded by people who'd just
as soon see her pushed into the
LURIE: You don't think they
really want to have a legitimate,
down-to-earth peace the
Arabs, I mean?
BROWN: Oh, I don't ... I
think they do in the short term.
But I don't in 15-20 years.
Because they have no other
option. I would think that if, for
instance, if Saudi Arabia, which
is the key to the thing because
she has the wealth, could just go
on a nation-building program. .
that would keep it totally oc-
cupied for a long time, and then
to help Egypt to get on her feet
economically and what not, they
couldn't worry about Israel. But
they've got a thing that they are
k-ery, very sincere about these
low Lands. And some accom-
modation has got to be found
rhere Jerusalem can be shared
By the religions that, you know,
to whom the area is meaningful.
'But I can't see Israel as an asset
to the United States today.
LURIE: And this theory that
paralleling it, for instance, to
France. Once France detached
herself from Israel, the fact is
that France lost any leverage
whatsoever she had with the
Arabs because she put herself
out of the game. Right now, the
United States is the only power,
the only force in the world that
has any leverage whatsoever on
the Israelis. Therefore they have
tremendous clout with the
BROWN: That's exactly
right. We've got a little with the
Saudis, I think, if we use it
wisely, because of the Saudis'
concern for Communism.
BROWN: You know, I think
genuinely the Saudis are ... As
I said, I think the Saudis are
genuinely concerned about the
Soviets and Communists.
They're concerned about Israel
primarily because of the Holy
Lands. They want entree to
Jerusalem. I think that they
genuinely have a concern for the
PLO and all those other general
problems, but they're not real
heartburn issues with them. At
least that's what I detect from
my limited conversation with
LURIE: Following your way
of thinking, with which I happen
to agree very much about the
Saudis computing the Com-
munist factor, and so on, I
wonder if the Saudis are really
that fanatically in love with the
PLO due to the fact that the
PLO, basically, once they estab-
lish themselves, they will have
another Albania in the Middle
LURIE: That's for sure.
Therefore, maybe it's just some
kind of lip service, because
basically I don't think they are
so happy to have this kind of
threat because .
BROWN: Not only that,
Raanan, they might, you know,
if they get some land and estab-
lish a Palestinian state, it's not
going to be a viable thing.
Somebody'8 going to have to
support them. They're going to
look to the Arabs to support
LURIE: Of course.
BROWN: And the fellow with
the money is Saudi Arabia.
LURIE: The rich uncle.
BROWN: That's right. Now,
the other concern over there
really is Iran, and the puzzling
question of why she is building
such a tremendous military
force. She couldn't with her
population do anything that
would provide protection from
the Soviet Union, if there is a
real threat there. She's got
adequate power now to handle
Afghanistan and Pakistan, so,
you know, if they were a threat
you could discount that .
she's a little better than a match
for Iraq now. And my gosh, the
programs the Shah has coming.
It just makes you wonder about
whether he doesn't some day
have visions of the Persian
BROWN: They don't call that
the Persian Gulf for nothing.
But of course our concern for the
Middle East is that tremendous
flow of oil. Our dependence on,
what, 17 or 18 percent now, I
guess, of our national con-
sumption. And all of Europe,
Japan. It's just got to continue
to flow, or, the world is going to
change. It's not going to be the
world we know today.
LURIE: What about Lebanon
right now, changing into what
we can call by pragmatic terms a
new, very extreme left regime in
a very vital spot?
BROWN: Wen, it could, but
I 'm not prepared to be quite that
optimistic ... if this cease-fire
LURIE: I'm sorry ... I'm
pessimistic because I said
it's becoming a left regime.
BROWN: I say ... you're
pessimistic but I'm a little
more optimistic. I think that if
this cease-fire holds through the
end of the month (inaudible).
The Syrians have been very con-
strained in their military effort
and have provided the
stabilizing balance there. If we
get a regime, if something comes
out of this election that is not as
radical as you suspect it might
be, it will have Syrian support.
And maybe, just maybe, they
could carry it off. If it comes out
too radical, I think we're going
to have continued trouble over
there within Lebanon.
It's been amazing to me that
they've been able to fight this
long, on the scale that they have,
and with the tremendous
destruction and disruption of the
country, and have the rest of the
Middle East kind of keep hands
off. The Syrians have sort of
boxed it in order to maintain
some degree of control without
actually getting in and taking
the place over. And the Israelis
have been very restrained. Both
have made statements that the
other understands .
LURIE: Are the Israelis
restrained also because of
BROWN: As far as I know, it
hasn't been necessary to apply
any. I think they're restrained
primarily because this isn't the
provocation over which they are
prepared to go to war. The
lesson of the last war to them
was that the casualties were a
heck of a lot heavier than they're
prepared to take. A few years
ago, in some of the earlier wars,
they were quickly decisive. The
casualties were reasonable,
although they don't want to take
This last time they took very
heavy casualties the first four or
five days. And I don't think that
small country wants to see that
again or can afford to see it.
Politically they can't afford to.
They've got tremendous internal
problems, as you know better
than I. You've been over there.
They're over-extended because of
the tremendous military burden
they have, and I guess if we were
in their straits, we would be, too.
U.S. Defense Sec'y. Says
Israel to Get Four Weapons
TEL AVIV (JTA) U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
William Clements confirmed four of the it&ns on Israel's
military purchase list approved by President Ford last week.
Clements, and his party of military experts and ranking of-
ficers, departed for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, after three days of
conferences with top Israeli political and military leaders.
Two of the items that Israel will receive are already in use
by Israel's aimed forces the M-60 heavy tank and 155 mm
THE NEW items are air-fuel cluster bombs, sometimes
Referred to as concussion bombs, and infra-red sensor systems
or night fighting, known as FLIR. Clements did not refer to
the Hellfjre anti-tank missiles which have not yet been in-
troduced into the American arsenal.
He said Israel would get delivery of the requested items in
due time but reiterated that some weapons will take up to three
years for delivery.
Friday. November 12,1976
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdaie
By Roz fleminq
Katzir Greets UJA Delegation
Have you wondered where I' ve
been for the paat month? Well, I
was home recovering from an
operation and now I know
why people have a compulsion to
tell anybody who will listen about
their "operation." It becomes a
major force in your life .
because, somehow, your body is
never the same. Someone has
actually cut into your flesh and
seen inside it. The scar is only a
reminder that the body is just the
housing ... it can be cut into and
altered but it doesn't change
the person. A very interesting
experience but I hope once is
enough. However, because of
surgery, this was the year that I
lost the Holidays.
You know when I was a
kid, Passover was my favorite
holiday ... I guess because so
much was going on ... all the
special food and all the family to-
gether in my grandparents home
... the long seder the wine
. everything was so exciting.
As I grew older though, it began
to take second place to the High
Holidays and lately I realized
that it was Yom Kippur, in all its
solemn beauty, that I most
looked forward to each fall.
Each year the fasting was
easier and more meaningful for
me. Each year I would sit in
Temple and find through the
chanting and the prayers that the
world outside had no hold on me
... I was One with every other
Jew in the world one with my
past, remembering how it was as
a child to sit upstairs with my
grandmother and and watch the
men downstairs especially
my grandfather as he stood
Hans Bond Event
The Margate Jewish Center is
sponsoring its Annual Israel
Bond Reception on Sunday, Dec.
5 at 7:30 p.m. Israel Resnikoff,
president of the center, will be the
guest of honor, according to
Harry Hirsch, chairman of Israel
Bond Committee and third vice
president of the Center.
"It is our responsibility to
demonstrate to the world that we
Jews in America will support the
State of Israel not in talk, not
in speechmaking but in deeds,
by purchasing Israel Bonds,"
swaying while the prayers were
chanted ... and I feel at One
At the moment the Rabbi
blows the Shofar to signify the
end of Yom Kippur, I stand silent
because I don't want it to end.. .
Well, this year ... I could not
attend services. I did fast... but
it wasn't the same. I missed the
service missed touching the
Torah missed the chanting of
our Cantor missed the
Rabbi's sermon missed my
friends. I was still a Jew, and it
was still Yom Kippur ... but
sharing the day with my fellow
Jews was missing and I felt I
had lost the Holidays. Next time
I'll tell you all about the trip to
Israel I missed, too!
Mazel Tov to Marc and Ellen
Bray on the birth of their son,
Talmud sessions under the
supervision of Prof. Oscar A.
Schmerler will be held at Temple
Beth Israel every Sunday
morning at 9:45 a.m. Admission
is free and the community is
Here's wishing a speedy re-
covery to some of our friends who
aren't feeling up to par: Esther
Adelman, Milton Feldman, Dr.
Stanley Frankowitz, Mark Saval
and Sid Schnitzer.
Now listen: I've been out of
touch for awhile ... so you've
got to let me know what's hap-
pening! Write to me quick
... 840 Oleander Drive, Plan-
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By GIL SEDAN
And TUVIA MENDELSON
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The largest ever delegation of
American Jewish leaders
more than 3,000 of them were
joined by 4,000 Israelis at the
Yad Eliahu sports stadium in
Tel Aviv for the opening of the
first United Jewish Appeal
national conference ever to be
held in Israel.
The event turned into a mass
demonstration of solidarity with
Israel, a theme stressed by Pres-
ident Ephraim Katzir who ad-
dressed the throng and received
a standing ovation when he
declared: "You are not strangers
to this country. You are part of
our families and thousands of
homes are open to you to share
with you our hopes and dreams."
THE UJA delegates each wore
a navy blue jacket with the
slogan, "This Year in
Jerusalem," stencilled in gold.
As they entered the stadium
they were greeted by Israeli
woman soldiers who pinned
carnations on their jackets. An
Israeli army band played rousing
Hundreds of school
swarmed into the
banners that glowed in the dark.
A team of student gymnasts
formed a tableau spelling UJA.
Katzir, speaking to the
delgates about Israel's external
and internal problems, urged a
joint campaign to open the doors
for the immigration to Israel of
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Jews in the Soviet Union and
those still in Arab lands.
HE STRESSED, however,
that Israel's future required the
immigration of Western Jews as
well. He did not ignore the
shortcomings of Israeli society.
He said the country needed the
joint efforts of world Jewry to
overcome them. He predicted
that in the long run, Israel would
enjoy peace and cooperation with
Mayor Shlomo Lehat of Tel
Aviv said, in greeting the UJA
delegates that Israel's main
problem was no longer to secure
itself because Israel will "live
The main problem, he said, is
to learn how to live together and
for increased aliya. "We need
your experience and partnership.
The most important thing is to
have you with us as citizens of
the State," Lehat said.
general chairman of the UJA,
observed in his speech that
whereas some say that Israel is a
burden, "We say that Israel is
not only not a burden but a
source of inspiration to freedom-
loving people everywhere."
He was referring to a remark
made by U.S. Gen. George S.
Brown that Israel was a military
"burden" on the U.S. Lauten-
berg pledged that the American-
Jewish community would
continue to support Israel with
greater zeal and greater effort
than ever before.
"We want to tell the entire
world that our lives are tied to
Israel by eternal ties," he said.
Former Premier Golds Meir
was unable to address the UJA
opening as originally planned.
She was discharged last week
from Hadassah Hospital in Jeru-
salem where she had been
treated for an intestinal infection
and is now convalescing.
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Friday, Novenfcer 12,1976
Congregation Sponsors Pre-School, Adult Ed.
The Plantation Jewish Con-
gregation is continuing its pre-
school program for the second
The Congregation's Adult Ed-
ucation Program, sessions 3 and
4, will be held Nov. 16 and 30 on
Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
JDC Annual Meeting Planned For Dec. 8
expected to attend will also act
More than 400 Jewish com- on a proposed budget for 1977
munity leaders from the United and elect officers for the coming
States and Canada who are year.
Led by director Dr. Helen
Ackerman, this program features
teaching of elementary skills and
learning exercises by Florence
Reinstein, and includes a pro-
gram in arts and crafts, led by
Sandy Brandt. There are a few
spaces left for pre-schoolers who
might want to combine skill
learning and play.
Thrift Shop Proceeds
Go to Health Programs
l'amar Hadassah Thrift Shop
is open Sunday through Friday,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 1742 W.
Oakland Park Blvd.
Proceeds are used for Ha-
dassah health programs.
The 62nd Annual Meeting of
the Joint Distribution Committee
will be held on Wednesday, Dec.
8 at the New York Hilton Hotel
in New York City, it was an-
nounced this week by Jack D.
Weiler, JDC chairman
The meeting, which will begin
at 2 p.m., will hear reports from
JDC officers and staff members
from New York and abroad on
some of the programs of the JDC.
BB Women to
Brandeis Women Plan Annual Fall Luncheon Hold Meetin?
Brandeis University National
Women's Committee Fort
Lauderdale Pompano Beach
Chapter will present producer
Zev Bufman of the Parker Play-
house and the Miami Performing
Arts Center, and Bob Freund,
theater critic for the Tribune
Publications, as guest speakers
for the annual fall luncheon.
The luncheon will be held at
11:30 a.m. on Nov. 17 at the
Lauren Sax and Ronnie Leder
are ticket chairmen.
B'nai B'rith Breaks Ground For
4.9 Million High Rise in Pa.
READING, Pa. A formal ground-breaking last week opened
construction here of a $4.91-million high rise, the seventh in a series
of B'nai B'rith-sponsored non-profit housing projects for the elderly.
The 175 rental units in the 12-story development, ready for oc-
cupancy by March, 1978, are already fully rented and authorities
reported a "sizeable" waiting list.
B'nai B'rith officials also announced that the Department of
Housing and Urban Development had granted approval for a $5.6
million complex in Allentown, Pa., for which construction will begin
Gafni Picked to Become
Bank of Israel Governor
The Cabinet has ap-
proved the appointment of
Arnon Gafni, director gen-
eral of the Finance
Ministry, to the post of
Governor of the Bank of
At the same time, it
rescinded the appointment
of As her Yadlin, who was
arrested recently on
charges of accepting bribes
and other illegal acts while
chairman of Kupat Holim,
the Histadrut sick fund.
PREMIER Yitzhak Rabin,
who proposed Gafni, stressed
that his nomination should not
be construed as a pre-judgment
of guilt on the part of Yadlin,
who was Rabin's original choice
for the post.
He also said it was in no way
an attempt to influence the
current police investigation of
Yadlin and several of his
El Am Talmud
A study group of the El Am
Talmud, under the supervision of
Prof. Oscar Schmerler of Miami
University, will convene every
Sunday morning at Temple Beth
Israel, Sunrise, at 9:46.
This class is conducted in
English. No previous Talmud
knowledge is required.
The Cabinet's official
neutrality in the Yadlin affair
was indicated by the fact that
Gafni was appointed only after
Rabin had asked State Atty.
Gen. Aharon Barak whether the
police could conclude their in-
vestigation by Nov. 1, when the
new Governor of the Bank of
Israel is scheduled to take office,
and whether it was possible to
name a deputy governor to take
charge until Yadlin's fate is
Barak replied in the negative
to both questions.
GAFNI 44, a professional
economist, is regarded as well
qualified for the prestigious and
influential post as head of the
Bank of Israel.
Objections to his appointment
were raised by Finance Minister
Yehoshua Rabinowitz, who did
not want to lose his key man in
the Treasury. But Rabinowitz
agreed to release Gafni from his
duties at the Finance Ministry.
Golda Meir Goup
To Meet Nov. 17
The Golda Meir Chapter North
Broward will meet on Wed-
nesday, Nov. 17 at Temple
Sholom at 12:30 p.m. There will
be a lecture on the care of plants.
Refreshments will be served.
The B'nai B'rith Women
Margate Chapter No. 1624 will
hold a regular meeting on
Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m, in
Temple Beth Hillel on Margate
A program has been arranged
for this meeting by Evelyn Adler,
program vice president.
The chapter is sponsoring a
luncheon and card party in David
Park Teen Center on Nov. 29 at
noon Jeanette Berkoff is ticket
A Day In
Dedicated to the Memory
of the UN Partition
of Palestine, November 29,1947
A day in November mid an ocean
A time to remember, those death
From the Council of Nations, the
news was announced,
That right had prevailed,
And truth was pronounced.
A truth overdue, and bought
with the pain,
Of innocent victims, whose
That the Prophets of God, in
Had a miracle wrought on this
A day in November, when fruit
on the vine,
Was ripe and impatient to soon
There was blood on the moon,
and the night stiff with chill,
There was joy tinged with
and indomitable will.
The people of Israel at last were
But an ominous sound, like an
Was threatening this Nation,
born of travail,
And stirring this people to acts
that we hail,
Let us stand in salute, to the
strength of the brave,
And over this land, may a proud
Let there glow in our hearts, a
We shall never forget that day in
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ORT Chapter Margate Mayor Gets Hadassah's Book
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The National ORT Sabbath for
Lauderdale Chapter will be held
on Friday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. at
Temple Beth Israel. Rabbi Philip
Labowitz will speak about ORT.
A mini-luncheon is scheduled
for Wednesday, Nov. 25 at noon
for paid-up members at Lauder-
dale Lakes City Hall. Rabbi
Morris Skop of Pompano Temple
will present a book review on
"World of Our Fathers."
On Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m.,
a class on "Woman Power" will
be held at the home of Effie
L'Chayim group of Hadassah
will hold its next meeting on
Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m.
at the Deicke Auditorium,
An American Pharmacist in Israel
By JOEL WEINER
|Ask Clyde Bernstein what
ought him to Israel and he'll
| aswer" money."
Press him to admit that he
lutes apartment living in Jeru-
|alem, and misses the spacious
ome he owned in Florida, and
Bell explain that pruning the
Ihiit trees and mowing the back-
lard lawn are chores that he can
without. He is a man with a
isitive attitude about his status
i a new immigrant in the Jewish
It was almost two years ago
bat Bernstein, then 42, sold his
jiarmacy on Andrews Avenue in
wt Lauderdale and flew his
ily to Israel. First stop was
immigrant absorption center
not quite the big house in
Plantation, but a more than
adequate roosting spot for a
A brief illness caused him to
iss the start of Ulpan, an in-
nsive Hebrew-language train-
g course. So Bernstein decided
i pass up the rest of the program
Bid started to look for work. In
time, he was a practicing
jggist once again, employed by
Today, all that seems so long
go. He now runs his own drug-
lore in Ma'alot Daphna, a new
erusalem suburb. Home is a
rge apartment in Ramot, the
nodern development on the out-
kirts of the city with splendid
/s of the surrounding Judean
It was very difficult," he says
a pronounced smile in his
2, when asked how he started
new business without any
|"No, actually, it wasn't," he
itinues. "I have a dictionary
I find that people here are
Iry cooperative. Rather than
Iking it, I just ask them to
|ecribe what they want. Pretty
your technical knowledge
lies over and it becomes simple,
becomes second nature. I
/en't lost a sale because of
nguage. Of course, I'd love to
arn how to speak Hebrew
uently, but that's almost a full-
M would much prefer working
going to language school. I
iss I'll pick up Hebrew from
streets, just like my grand-
arents did with English in
America," Bernstein said.
That approach is fully in line
hth his personality and his con-
ation that Israel is the place to
He had considered im-
migration for almost two years
pfore the decision was finally
fit was something I always
nted to do," he explains. "I
Retting on in years, a I
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through the eyes of Hadassah.
On Oct. 6, Mayor Baughman
and the Margate Council issued a
proclamation declaring October
Hadassah in Margate before a
Plantation Unit NCJW
To Hear Rabbi Speak
The November meeting of the
Plantation Unit of the National
Council of Jewish Women, will
feature Rabbi Israel Zimmerman
of the Tamarac Jewish Center,
discussing "Judaism and the
The meeting will be held on
Monday, Nov. 22, at 9:30 a.m. at
the Welleby Clubhouse.
The Plantation Unit will hold a
Thrift Shop from Dec. 10 through
Dec. 15 at Jacaranda Plaza.
large group of Blyma Hadassah
Gilah Group to Meet
The next regular meeting of
the Gilah Group of Hadassah will
be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17
at noon in the Inverrary Country
Club. This will be the group's
new meeting place for the rest of
Vice president Adele Hellman
has arranged for the Lime Bay
Choral Group to entertain at this
meeting. All members and their
friends are invited. Refreshments
will be served.
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thought I might as well do it now
rather than wait until I can retire
and live off a pension. I thought
it would be nice to make my own
An important factor was the
sense of challenge. Bernstein
wanted to test himself and his
capabilities in a new setting.
Israel's financial troubles de-
valuations and inflation, for
example only served to
sharpen his competitive in-
"The more people say things
like that to me, the more I can
smell success, and I can see it. I
can see daylight every day," he
From a professional and
business point of view then,
Bernstein is more than satisfied.
He is convinced that there are
tremendous opportunities in
Israel, despite the headlines, and
he is not hesitant about urging
other American pharmacists to
use his story as an example.
"In the first place," he says,
"an American druggist does not
have the opportunity to own his
own business today. It is im-
possible. If I opened up this store
today in the States, I'd guarantee
you that within six months
there'd be a Sav-on or Kruger
giant on the opposite corner, and
I'd be wiped out in another six
months. So as far as a business
opportunity for a pharmacist is
concerned, this is something that
I don't have to sell. They just
have to be here for a week and
Informality is a hallmark of
Israeli business and Clyde
Bernstein's drugstore. Instead of
the white coat he wore in
America, his work uniform
consists of sneakers, slacks and
an open sport shirt. Customers
can be depended upon to pay in a
few days' time if their pockets are
empty when they make a pur-
chase. Suppliers, too, are more
flexible. Two months to settle an
account is the norm.
"It's fun doing business with
Israelis," concludes Bernstein.
"It is a ball, that's all I can say.
Also, things are more humane in
business here. They may appear
cutthroat, but most customers
walk out with a smile on their
faces, most salesmen do, too, and
at the end of the day i walk out
with a smile on my face. Its
much looser, much more casual
and much more fun, as a result.'
We in America
have so much for which to give
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, November 12,197f
Over 2,000 Expected At
CJF General Assembly
Anita Perlman, Barry Axler,
assistant director of Fort
Lauderdale Jewish Federation
and Irving Geisser, Federation's
executive director, will be among
more than 2,000 Jewish leaders
and Federation executives, repre-
senting 800 Jewish communities
in the United States and Canada
meeting in Philadelphia Nov. 10-
14 for the 45th General Assembly
of the Council of Jewish Feder-
ations and Welfare Funds (CJF).
Led by President Jerold C.
Hoffberger of Baltimore, the
delegates will debate and con-
sider top priority issues on the
five-day agenda involving major
local, national and international
needs facing North American
Jewry, and the urgency of
achieving increased Federation
campaign funds to meet them in
Distinguished speakers at the
Assembly's major events include
the following: Chaim Herzog,
Israel's Ambassador to the
United Nations; Dr. Robert
Gordis of the Jewish Theological
Seminary; Dr. Daniel J. Elazar,
Temple University; Dr. David
Hartman, Hebrew University,
Jerusalem; Dr. David Sidrosky,
Columbia University, CJF
Executive Vice President Philip
Bernstein, and Hoffberger.
Ending his first term as CJF
president, Hoffberger said today
that the 45th Assembly convened
by CJF "must resolve the grave
problems caused by inflation
which threaten the basic human
rights of the Jewish poor and the
elderly in America. If spiraling
costs continue," he said, "vital
service programs face curtail-
ment programs which also
help families in trouble, alienated
teenagers and new immigrants
adjusting to life in this country.
"Our Federations," he con-
tinued, "are pledged to improve
the quality of life, physical and
spiritual for all Jews in North
America, in Israel and other
overseas countries. The
Assembly's 100 workshops,
forums and lectures will con-
centrate on new directions in
underwriting our humanitarian
services in this era of dynamic
and historic changes."
The meetings will be held at
the Marriott and City Line
Holiday Inn Hotels.
Hoffberger's address at tne
first plenary session, "The State
of Our Federations," to be de-
livered on Nov. 10, will follow a
ceremony recognizing the
achievements of 125 young men
and women from across North
America, chosen for Council's
Young Leadership Awards in the
program's 20th anniversary year.
Philip Bernstein, CJF exec-
utive vice president, will speak at
the second plenary session Nov.
11. His theme will be "Feder-
ations in the '80s." Later that
afternoon, the third plenary will
concentrate on official Assembly
action on resolutions defining
national policies and community
A$ the Assembly Banquet
Nov. ll^elegates will hear Dr.
obert Wordis of the Jewish
Seminary in New
speak on the Bicentennial
active, "Two Hundred
of Liberty Our Grand-
parents and Our Grandchildren."
On Friday, Nov. 12 the plenary
will continue the Assembly's
consideration and action on
policies and guidelines.
Herzog, Israel's Ambassador
to the United Nations, will ad-
dress the Assembly on Saturday
evening, Nov. 13, on "Israel
Among the Nations Cross-
roads 1976"; and Frank Lauten-
berg, national UJA chairman,
will speak on "A World of
Human Needs in '77."
The closing plenary session on
Sunday morning, Nov. 13 will
include summaries of the major
issues dealt with by the
Assembly sessions and a final
statement by Dr. Daniel J.
Elazar of Temple University.
Assembly delegates will mark
three unique anniversaries,
America's 200th, the 75th anni-
versary of the host Federation of
Jewish Agencies of Greater
Philadelphia and the Assembly's
own 45th Session.
The CJF is the association of
central community organizations
Federations, Welfare Funds,
Community Councils serving
800 Jewish communities in the
United States and Canada. It
aids these communities to
mobilize maximum support for
the UJA and other overseas
agencies, as well as for national
and local services involving
financing, planning and
operating health, welfare,
cultural, educational, community
relations, and other programs
benefiting all residents.
Friends for Life
Friends for Life, a Broward
organization which supports
research, training and patient
care at the University of Miami
Medical School, was on hand
Nov. 3 when the Friends for Life
Foyer was dedicated.
Dean Emanuel M. Papper and
other dignitaries helped unveil
the mural conceived and designed
by Len Janklow, Fort Lauderdale
"A Better Life that Lasts
Longer" is the slogan of this
organization which is two years
old and has over 300 members.
BB Women to Meet
There will be a meeting of the
B'nai B'rith Women Lakes
Chapter No. 1513 on Wednesday,
Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. at City Hall.
The program will be a fashion
show given by Bunnie Cooper-
man Friends of members are
invited to attend.
Agenda Set For CJF Assembly
Workshops on the 1977
Campaign and the relationship
between Federations and their
beneficiary agencies will high-
light the Intermediate Cities
agenda during the 45th General
Assembly of the Council of
Jewish Federations and Welfare
Funds (CJF), to be held Nov. 10-
14 at the Marriott and City Line
Holiday Inn Hotels, Phila-
delphia, led by CJF President
Jerold C. Hoffberger of
Programs for Intermediate
Cities delegates open with a
plenary meeting Wednesday
evening, Nov. 10 when Fred
Sic he 1 of Central New Jersey,
chairman of the National Com-
mittee on Intermediate Cities
Services, will speak on "The
Sichel noted that the special
session for leaders of Inter-
mediate Cities are in addition to
the major GA deliberations they
will participate in with other
communities on common con-
The importance of "a sense of
community" in Federation-
agency relationships and
methods to improve com-
munications with beneficiaries
will be reviewed at a discussion
workshop Thursday afternoon,
Nov. 11 followed by a planning
and budgeting session on prin-
ciples, process and structure.
Intermediate Cities' presidents
will meet at a Nov. 12 seminar,
followed by all-day workshops on
"Campaign 1977." Evaluation,
worker recruitment, Mission pro-
grams and mass campaign tech-
niques will be discussed. Dele-
gates can also attend workshops
on the aging, sponsored by CJF's
Community Planning De-
partment that afternoon.
Sunday's workshops will
examine the special needs of
single parents and model Feder-
ation services designed to help
them. The final session will con-
centrate on "The Community-
tramming a "merged" school,
the Federation rationale for its
support and the school's ac-
countability to the Federation.
A Miami-produced film for the
1977 Campaign, "There's a Place
for Us," will have its first screen-
ing at the workshop on Com-
munications and Public Relations
on Friday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. for
delegates attending the CJF
The session will be chaired by
Monty Berger of Montreal, CJF
vice president and chairman of
the Communications Committee.
Principal speakers will be Feder-
ation public relations director
David Amdur of the Associated
Jewish Charities Welfare Fund of
Baltimore and Arthur Flink of
the Greater Miami Jewish Feder-
ation. A representative of Israel's
government will also attend to
discuss interpretation of events
which take place in Israel.
The workshop's theme, "En-
thusiasm is Knowledge on Fire
. Communications Techniques
for Lighting the Flame," will
cover the uses of film, audio-
visual aids and current news
stories for effective campaign and
Issues reflecting the broad
range of Jewish commitment and
concern in North America and
abroad will be covered in-depth at
four major forums, on Thursday
and Friday, Nov. 11 and 12,
during the Assembly.
The sessions are "Community
Relations Programs and Issues
Affecting the Middle East,"
"Jewish Responsibilities for
Social Advocacy in American So-
ciety," "From Dialogue to Co-
operative Programs," and "U.S.
Elections 1976 Implications
for the Jewish Community."
Morton Silberman of Miami is
chairman of a workshop, "Con-
centrations of Jewish Elderly and
Implications for Planning" at the
Dr. David Hartman of the He-
brew University in Jerusalem will
speak at a 9:30 p.m. Oneg
Shabbat, Friday, Nov. 12 on
"Historical Memories and the
Shaping of the Jewish Con-
sciousness," one of many
Shabbat meetings sponsored by
the CJF for delegates to the
The Plantation Young Leader-
ship group recently held a
meeting at the home of Dr. Saul
and Euen Lipeman, chairmen of
the group. Guest speaker was Dr.
Sam Feldman, a graduate of
Yeshiva University and Miami
Beach psychologist, whose topic
was "Growing Up Jewish The
Efforts Involved in Raising Re-
sponsible Jewish Children."
Dr. Feldman, in addition to an
active practice, is the consultant
to several area day schools,
including the Hebrew Academy
in Miami Beach and Hillel.
The Northeast Young Leader-
ship group will hold its next
meeting on Monday evening,
Nov. 22, in the home of Dr. Roger
and Linda Stewart. Len and
Barbara Jacobson, the chairmen
of the group, announced that the
guest speaker will be Arthur
Teitlebaum, Florida regional di-
rector of the Anti-Defamation
Couples interested in becoming
involved in Young Leadership
groups can contact the Jewish
Federation office for information.
Second Scholarship Ball
The Hebrew Day School of
Fort Lauderdale held its second
annual Scholarship Ball recently.
More than 175 people attended
the dinner honoring Alfred
deBeer, who has served the
school since its inception as
chairman of the scholarship
In addition, he and his wife,
Setti, have worked on numerous
projects for the school.
The deBeers have played a
prominent role in the Hebrew
Day School of Nassau County,
DeBeer also served as vice
president of Temple Beth Shalom
in Amity ville, N.Y. He is a board
member of B'nai B'rith and is
active in the Inverrary Campaign
of the Jewish Federation United
The evening's program started
with the singing of the national
anthem and the Hatikvah, led by
Dr. Alvin Colin.
The invocation was delivered
by Rabbi Philip Labowitz of
Temple Beth Israel. Welcoming
remarks were by Mel Zipris,
president of the Hebrew Day
The introduction of the
honoree was made by Robert
Hermann, chairman of the Brow-
ard County Executive Committee
for State of Israel Bonds. DeBeer
was then presented with a
painting titled "The Cheder."
The original hangs in the Bezalel
Museum in Jerusalem.
The picture was donated by
Ivan Rubin, president of Joy
Rubin's Art Emporium,
After a medley of songs from
"Fiddler," dedicated to Mr. and
Mrs. deBeer, candles were
kindled for the future of the Day
School. The evening concluded
with a benediction by Rabbi
Leonard Zoll, chaplain of the
Jewish Federation of Fort
Others in attendance were Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Slater, Mr. and
Mrs. Sol Hechkof; Mr. and Mrs.
Israel Resnikoff; Dr. and Mrs.
Charles Friedman; Rabbi an^
Mrs. Gross of the Hebre>
Academy; Cantor and Mrs. Ma
Golub of Margate Jewish Center;
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Radzvill,
president of Temple Emanu-El;
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Miahkin,
president of Temple Beth Israel;
Cantor Jacob Renzer of Temple
Shalom of Pompano; Mr. and
Mrs. Abe Yearman, president of
the Sunrise Jewish Center; Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Brodski, vice
president of Federation; Mr. and
Mrs. Ludwig Brodski, past presi-
dent of Federation; Mr. and Mrs.
Marti Kurtz, vice president of the
Jewish Federation; and Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Goodman, field co-
ordinator of State of Israel
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lipnack
and Mr. and Mrs. Joel Reinstein
were cochairmen of the ball. All
proceeds from the evening went
to the Scholarship Fund of th
Hebrew Day School.
The Hebrew Day School of
Fort Lauderdale was founded by
a number of devoted persons in
the conviction that American
Jewish children need the finest
and most comprehensive Jewish
and general education.
The school receives a sub-
stantial annual allocation from
the Federation / UJA campaign.
The school opened this year in
its new quarters on West Sunrise
Boulevard with 75 children.
The student-teacher ratio is
less than one to fifteen.
Gluchow to Address BB Breakfast
Marty Gluchow, a former vice
president of B'nai B'rith Inter-
national, will be the featured
speaker at the Century and
President's Club breakfast to be
held at the Inverrary Country
Club, Lauderhill, Sunday
morning, Nov. 14.
Gluchow was chairman of the
B'nai B'rith International con-
vention in Israel, and will be the
convention chairman for the next
biennial convention in Toronto,
Ont. He is a past president of
District No. 2, B'nai B'rith; was
a member of the Supreme Lodge
Board of Governors and has been
active in Ohio in all major com-
munity and philanthropic ac-
Florida fund-raising cabinet of
the B'nai B'rith Foundation,
chaired by Malcolm H. From-
berg, president-elect of District
No. 5, B'nai B'rith.
Circle Plans Meet
The next monthly meeting of
Branch No. 1046 of the Work-
men's Circle of Greater Fort
Lauderdale. will take place on
Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.,
at the Roark Recreation Center,
60th Avenue and 17th Court in
The program will be "The Life
and Times of Paul Muni" by
As a trustee of the B'nai B'rith
Foundation of the United States,
Gluchow has been a leader in the -, #
support of B'nai B'rith's Youth ShOIlirilll SlMflfliir
Services, which include the Hillel
Foundations on 347 college cam-
puses, the BBYO teenage clubs
in 1,100 American communities
and the Career and Counseling
Services which maintain offices
in 20 cities.
The Sunday breakfast will be
chaired by Alan Blaustein,
president of the Broward Council
of B'nai B'rith lodges. The break-
fast will pay tribute to the
members of the Century,
Covenant and Presidents Clubs.
These groups in B'nai B'rith are
committed to direct financial
support of B'nai B'rith Youth
Serving on the committee with
Alan Blaustein are: Sam Sher-
wood, chairman of the Presidents
Club for Florida; Carol Hymson,
chairman of the BBYO North
Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
County Adult board; Al Golden
former national Hillel com-
missioner; BUI Rabins, regional
fund-raising coordinator, and
Julius Freilich, member of the
South Florida fund-raising
Jhe tIbreakfa8t w conducted
under the auspices of the South
Night In Israel
The Shomrim of Florida, or-
ganization of retired New York
police officers living in the Fort
Lauderdale area, will sponsor a
Night In Israel on behalf of Israel
Bonds, Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 8
p.m. at the Washington Federal
Savings Bank, 167th Street and
NE 6th Avenue, North Miami
Beach, it was announced by
Milton M. Parson, executive
director of the South Florida
Israel Bond Organization.
In appreciation of their efforts
on behalf of Israel's economy
through Israel Bonds, the State
of Israel Solidarity Award will be
presented to the members
Chairman of the event is Paul
Levy, president of Shomrim of
Florida. Other officers include
Nat Dossier, Jack Goloshin,
Daniel Seitman, Abe Slater, Ben
Poholaky and Nat Gordon.
The Israel Bonds Committee of
Shomrim includes Paul Levy,
chairman; and George Boff, Sy
Denker, Louis Frank, Ben
Goltzer, Abe Haber, Seymour
Skolnick and Max Weiss.
iy, November 12,1976
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
To Soviet Union
, YORK The National Council of the Churches of Christ
i. and the American Jewish Committee have revealed that an
iligious delegation of 14 American Christian and Jewish leaders
teen denied admission to the Soviet Union the third such
1 by Soviet authorities in three years.
two leaders of the delegation. Rev. Nathan H. VanderWerf
abbi A. James Rudin, acting as spokesmen for their respective
Rations at a joint news conference at AJC headquarters,
nned the Soviet action as a "flagrant violation of the Helsinki
Vet," and urged both the State Department and the U.S. Com-
on Security and Cooperation in Europe to protest to Soviet
[delegation, consisting of eight Christians and six Jews, had
leservations for the trip three months ago, the spokesmen said,
fere scheduled to leave on Nov. 9 for a 17-day study tour of
the Soviet Union, and Israel. On Oct. 14, they were notified
Ket authorities that visas would not be granted to three
Rabbi Joseph Narot, of Temple Israel of Greater Miami;
Elijah Palnick, of Temple B'nai Israel, Little Rock, Ark.; and
rank Rosenthal, of Temple Anshe Sholom, Olympia Fields,
IE DAME, Ind. A gift to the University of Notre Dame
bw a collection in its library to further Judaic studies within
krtment of Theology.
Lifted R. and Lee Abrams Collection in Hebrew and Jewish
Bias been established in honor of a 1921 Notre Dame alumnus
I wife who founded a diversified industrial firm with head-
i now in Atlanta, Ga.
fift to the Memorial Library's endowment is from their son,
a 1950 Notre Dame graduate, and also from the Abrams
Bon, an affiliate of Abrams Industries, Inc., of which he is
i WORTH, Tex. The president of Audio Books, Inc.,
[here that motives unrelated to the election campaign he
cent charges that Air Force Gen. George S. Brown had
,jed the United States by remarks in an interview. Gen.
i chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
teal reason for the sudden furor that erupted around Gen.
week ago," said Dr. Philip A. Graham, president of Audio
V, "is that an attempt is being made to cover up an ex-
ferious breakdown in so-called detente with the Soviet Umon
Occurred over the past several months.
|Brown has played a pivotal role in a standoff with the
hat has prevented a war during this period but now, in an
evive detente, it has been decided that Brown must go.
I YORK Dr. Norman Lamm, a student at Yeahiya
ly some 30 years ago, will be invested president of the in-
lon Sunday, Nov. 7. The third president m the University s
listory, he is chief executive officer of the nation s oldest and
Biversity under Jewish sponsorship.
^estiture ceremonies will be held on the Danciger Campus at
Jrsity's Main Center.
.tone all-university event will be highlighted by the sym-
-entation of the Yeshiva University Charter to Dr. Lamm by
iTtra, chairman for nearly 25 years of the university s Board
stees, and by the presentation to him of the President^
pion by Max Stern, vice chairman of the board who joined the
35 years ago and has been a major force and benefactor of the
- The world in general and the Arabs in pabular have
heir attitude toward the Palestinian problem report.the
pkly RozAl-Yusef, which claims for its source a transcript of
lyrian government meeting at which Syrian pnriMd
reported that during his visits to ^X^ctiSt the
lective government officials deprecated the activities ot tne
n terrorist groups.
at they welcome the Syrian intervention in Lebanon as do
Jbia and Kuwait. Assad stressedI that.from nowjnrtito
ns must be dealt with with a ^^^^$L
heir leaders, especially Yassir Arafat. The Egyptian weekly
^its story as an "international scoop.
I Rev. Theodore M Hesburgh ^J"*^
of Notre Dame, will ce.v the Herbert Hl^hman
ard of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America at a
9 in New York City.
d is presented to individuals whose public service reflects
I precepts of their religious faith,
recipients have included Sen. BdwdW Bke f
tetts John W. Gardner of Common Cause Atty.uen.
Eti. and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
- An overt and virulent form of anti-Semitism has now
, antf-Jewish outbursts by certain members of the
the Greea (Mhodox Church, in their campaign against
O's Witnesses. ,
n -..KiioHaH article bv the Apostolic Deaconsnip of
^The^ahT-Ene'nUes of ZFaith and the State
ad that "the Wftnesses are nothing but camouflage for
hte therefore close links with the World Zionist
k which finances them generoualy.
U.S. Navy Signalmen hoist first Jewish Worship Pennant in
U.S. Navy aboard USS Guam in Norfolk, Va. Until now, there
has never been a Jewish pennant flying when Jewish worship
services were conducted. The idea for a Jewish pennant came
from a Catholic priest Rear Admiral John J. O'Connor,
Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Navy. It was endorsed and the design
was approved by the JWB Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy,
the body which accredits and serves Jewish chaplains and
military lay leaders. The Christian Church Pennant and
Jewish Worship Pennant are the only pennants ever allowed
to fly above the U.S. national flag.
Soviet Police Arrest
25 Moscow Jews
By YITZHAK SHARGIL
TEL AVIV (JTA) Four
prominent Israelis of dove-ish or
leftist orientation met with two
leaders of the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization at a private
home in Paris last weekend, it
was confirmed here. The meeting,
arranged at the initiative of the
PLO, ended inconclusively,
sources here said. The Israeli
participants were identified as
MK Meir Payil of Moked; Gen.
(Res.) Matetyahu Peled; Yaacov
Arnon. former director general of
Israel's Finance Ministry; and
Uri Avneri, editor of the
magazine Haolam Haze.
THE PLO leaders were not
identified by mutual agreement.
Israeli sources said they were not
Farouk Kaddoumi or Said
Hammai. Moked confirmed the
facts of the meeting.
The PLO was apparently
interested in discussing the
situation in Lebanon and Israel's
involvement there. But no agree-
ments were reached. It was
learned that the Israelis said they
were prepared to help create the
basis for a dialogue with the PLO
and mutual recognition if the
PLO was prepared to
acknowledge Israel's right to
exist in its pre-June, 1967,
But the PLO people reportedly
were reluctant to make any com-
mitment involving the
recognition of Israel. According
to the sources, they suggested
that PLO participation in the
Geneva peace conference could be
taken by Israel as de facto
NEW YORK (JTA)
Soviet police arrested 25
of the 52 Moscow Jews
who demonstrated in a
building of the Supreme
Soviet to demand an ex-
planation of why their visa
applications have been
consistently rejected, the
Student Struggle for
Soviet Jewry reported:
According to the SSSJ,
the activists were seized by
Soviet police outside then-
homes, in the streets and
in a reception room of the
Supreme Soviet where pe-
titioners normally gather.
AMONG THEM was Vladimir
Slepak, a radio and television
engineer who is the leader of the
Jewish emigration activists in
the Soviet Union.
The SSSJ also reported that
three of the four Jews arrested at
a Moscow demonstration have
been sentenced to 15-day jail
terms for "hooliganism."
They are Arkady Polishuck,
Mikhail Kremen and Victor
Yelistratov. The status of the
fourth, Boris Chernobilosky, was
THE ARRESTS in Moscow
were the aftermath of a march
by 52 Jewish "refusniks"
through Moscow from the Min-
istry of Interior to the Supreme
Soviet. The marchers, wearing
large yellow stars, said they had
received "absolutely unsatis-
factory answers" from Interior
Minister Nikolai Shcholokov and
an official of the Central Com-
mittee of the Supreme Soviet as
to why they are denied visas.
Shcholokov had agreed to
meet with a delegation of ac-
tivists following the beatings,
but according. to the SSSJ
refused to discuss them because
"I am not responsible for the
security of the Supreme Soviet."
About 30 Jews sat in at the
Supreme Soviet building to
I protest the recent arrests.
The National Conference on
Soviet Jewry termed the arrests
a "disturbing escalation" by
Soviet authorities of punitive
measures against those
petitioning for their right to
I EUGENE GOLD, NCSJ
chairman, urged the Soviet
government to immediately
release those arrested.
"Obviously, this act is a flagrant
violation of the Helsinki Final
Act which guarantees the free
movement of people, ideas and
information," he said.
Sen. James L. Buckley (R-C,
N.Y.) said in a statement issued
here that "Last week's vicious
beatings of Jewish protesters by
Moscow police confirm our worst
suspicions of the Helsinki Ac-
cords, recent trade agreements
and the stated objectives of the
policy of detente."
Moscow's newest "refusenik"
denied exit from the Soviet
Union is 19-year-old cinema
student Igor Tufeld, depicted
in a photo obtained by the
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry. Tufeld recently under-
went ritual circumcision,
declaring, "I want to live in
Israel and become a full
Jew." A week after his
refusal, Igor was sentenced to
15 days for joining other Jews
who sat in at the Supreme
Soviet demanding emigration.
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Pictured.above at the JCCs first birthday are (left to right)
Allen Boer, president of Federation; Jacob Brodtki, chairman
ofJCC; and Bill Goldstein, director of JCC.
Thursday afternoons begin-
ning at 2:30 about 100 people
come to enjoy Ballroom Dancing.
New dances are taught by
Mr. and Mrs. Sol Brenner. MiMi
Brenner instructs in every-
thing from the hulry-guuy to the
foxtrot. Interested persons can
join on Thursdays at the JCC.
First Birthday /
The Jewish Community Center
celebrated its first birthday at
the recent board of directors
meeting of the Jewish
At this meeting Allan Baer,
Federation president, thanked
Jacob Brodzki, center chairman
for a job well done.
The president praised the
Center Commit,tee and staff for
all helping to create the new in-
stitution in Fort Lauderdale.
A slide presentation of all
center activities was viewed and
center staff explored their pro-
The evening's festivities con-
cluded with the cutting of the
JCC Offers Three
Ulpan Hebrew Classes
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter, in cooperation with the
Merkaz Torah School, will
sponsor three Ulpanim courses.
The ten-week classes will be
instructed by Rachel Keller who
is a legally qualified Ulpan in-
structor. All those interested
can register in person between
10 a.m. and noon on Tuesday,
Nov. 23 at the JCC.
JCC Announces Pre-School Prograir
The JCC staff will begin a pilot
pre-school program on Monday
and Friday mornings from 10
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wed-
nesday afternoons from 10 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.
A teacher and a teacher's aide
have been hired to head the
Arline Klein, an elementary
education teacher with a master's
degree and experience in New
York City public Schools, will
direct the classes.
The program will stress rec-
reation, education, fine arts and
Jewish culture for 3- and 4-year-
olds and will be held at the JCC.
The past two weeks were
successful, educational and fun
for the different teen groups at
the JCC. Our first college night
saw representatives from the
University of Maryland, New
York University, Nova Uni-
versity, Broward Community
College, Amherst College, Rhode
Island College, Cooper Union and
others. Discussions involved
getting into college, staying in
college, college preparation, and
the philosophy of attending
We've also had two successful
Jean Scene Lounge programs and
two successful Tween programs
with dancing, yoga, games, arts
and crafts, and preparations for a
musical comedy presentation.
BBYO had two programs at the
JCC, one an AZA meeting and
social, and one a BBG meeting
and lecture on abortion.
The new Tween Art program
(14- to 18-year-olds) on Thursday
evenings is growing rapidly.
Tween Center is open every
Tuesday night 7 to 9 p.m. and the
Jean Scene Lounge is open from 7
to 9 p.m. every other Sunday
evening. The Teen Art Workshop
is every Thursday from 7 to 9
p.m. Ira or Helen at the JCC can
provide information on special
Leaders of local youth groups
interested in representing their
groups in the JCC Teen Council
can contact Ira Blumenthal or
Helen Nathan at the JCC. We
also welcome non-affiliated teens
to this council. First meeting is
slated for mid-November.
Teens interested in the
following activities may call Ira
or Helen at the JCC: Jogging,
basketball, volleyball, racketball,
gymnastics ... We hope to start
a Teen Athletic Club by mid or
"Shalom '76," a cast of 20 young Israelis will present a program
of dance, music and song. Tickets are available for Tuesday,
Nov. 16 at War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale.
JCC Shalom Singles Plan Activities
The Shalom Singles of tlie
Jewish Community Center have
scheduled activities for the re-
mainder of November.
On Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Rabbi
Leonard Zoll will speak on "The
Mature Single" at the center.
A Thanksgiving cocktail party
is planned for Nov. 21 with live
music and refreshments.
There will be no meeting on
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, but
the group will hold a picnic on
Dec. 5 at the Spanish River Park
in Boca Raton.
Rose Davis is president of the
Theater Group Sete
The JCC will hold its second
annual Chanukah celebration on
Thursday, Dec. 16, 1 pjn., at
Temple Emanu-El. Adults will
view the Yiddish Theater group
under the direction of Sunny
Refreshments will be served
and Chanukah gifts will be given
Jewish Guys and
Lounge Night at the
Seven Seas Lounge
Place: Newport Beach Hotel,
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Price: No cover and one drink
Place: JCC building
Time: 8 p.m.
JCC Schedule of Classes
Here is a handy schedule of our ongoing "closses" you may register"
For the full range of activities, please call 484-8200 and ask for the
Yiddish Speaking Class 10a.m.
Bridge Class 10 a.m.
Card Party Luncheon (3rd Mon. Reservations only) Noon
Children's After-School Program in Plantation (Grades K-5)-315-
Children's Arts and Crafts Program at JCC (Grades K-5) 3:15-5
Adult Art Class- 10a.m.
Ulpan Hebrew Class-Beginners-10 a.m.
Folk Dancing Beginners 11:30 a.m.
Folk Dancing Advanced Round and Square -1 p.m.
Folk Dancing Intermediate Round and Square 2:45 p. m.
Children's After-School Program in Sunrise (Grades K-5) 3:15-5
Jean Scene Lounge Open to all "Tweens" (Grades 6-8) 7-9
Women's Slimnastics Class 9:30 a.m.
Parapsychology Class (E.S.P.) -10 a. m.
! Sural FdS WorkshP Preparation and Principles 11 a.m.
Children's After School Program at Pompano (Grades K-5) 3:30-
Yiddish Theater 2-4 p.m.
Jewish Community Club 2nd Thursday 1 p.m.
Children's After-School Program at Plantation (Grades K-5) -3:15-
Shalom Singles (45-plus) 7:30p.m
Teen Art Workshop-Temple Sholom in Pompano 7-9 p.m.
Teen Art Workshop at JCC-7-9p.m.
Women's Dance Exercise Workshop 9:30-10:30 a. m.
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Yoga (teens, adults)-8-9 p.m.
Teen Jean Scene Lounge--6:30-9 p.m.
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Our Yugoslav Envoy1
teats Blitz' Vulgarity
WASHINGTON A vulgar
-ck about the blacks cost
[ericulture Secretary Earl Butz
job. We recently learned
bout another vulgar crack by a
rii official. This one was made
our ambassador to Yugo-
jvia, Laurence Silberman. He
||ven put it in writing.
Silberman is known for bis
ftair-trigger tongue. His intem-
erate remarks about the Yugo-
slavian leadership have caused
an uproar in Belgrade. They also
offended a Yugoslavian
restaurant captain in Toronto
named Muradin Debronja.
The emotional Debronja wrote
an angry letter to the American
ambassador. Debronja urged
Silberman to get out of Yugo-
slavia before he found himself in
SILBERMAN fired back a
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highly unusual aide memoire. It
is written on the official letter-
head of the U.S. embassy.
"Dear Mr. Debronja," it says,
"I have received your letter of
August 4. Kiss my A." It is
signed Laurence H. Silberman,
We reached Debronja in
Toronto. He wants an apology.
We also reached Silberman in
Belgrade. He is still prickly over
the incident. He said the restau-
rant captain had threatened him.
ELECTIONEERS: The pres-
ident of the Philippines, Fer-
dinand Marcos, placed a tele-
phone call the other day to
Indonesia's Foreign Minister
Adam Malik. Marcos had
learned that Malik was visiting
the United States. Malik took
the call in his suite in New York
City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
The Filipino leader called all
the way from Manila to ask
about the U.S. election. Malik
said it looked as if it would be a
close election. Marcos then asked
what Malik thought of the
PERHAPS the Indonesian
foreign minister was unsure
whether his phone was
monitored. But he responded
very cautiously. He mentioned
no names. But finally, he said
that he thought world interests
would be best served by an ex-
perienced American president.
The telephone conversation
between the two Asian leaders
shows how closely the world was
watching the U.S. election.
Intelligence reports also indicate
that most world leaders, like
Malik, preferred to see safe, pre-
dictable Gerald Ford win.
The were apprehensive about
the inexperienced, untested
Jimmy Carter. Not that they
have anything against him. They
simply preferred the known Ford
rather than the unknown Carter.
EVEN AMERICA'S ad-
versaries would rather see Ford
elected than take a chance on
Carter. Secret intelligence docu-
ments, in fact, suggest that the
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Labowirz. Cantor Maurice Neu (42).
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Goor. Cantor Jerome Klement.
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Laudertilll. Conservative. Irving
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Conservative. Rabbi Morris A. Skop.
Canter Jacob Renier (4).
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7440 Margate Blvd. Conservative.
Canters Syd Goiembe and Charles
MARGATE JEWISH CENTER. 4101
NW tth St. Conservative. Cantor Max
-ETH OR TEMPLE. 1721 NW 100th
Ave. Reform. Rabbi Max Weitx (44).
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Century Village East. Conservative.
Rabbi David Berent (42).
Soviets have deliberately sought
to avoid a crisis in Africa or the
Middle East. They didn't want
to embarrass Ford during the
They were also more co-
operative in the secret dis-
armament negotiations. They
made several pre-election con-
cessions without giving up any
major points. There is reason to
believe that they were trying to
offer Ford a pre-election arms
limitation agreement a
political bonus to help him win
An intelligence analysis points
out that the Soviets made a
similar effort to put Richard
Nixon in a good light during the
1972 campaign. They place great
stock in personal diplomacy.
They established a personal
rapport with both Gerald Ford
and Henry Kissinger. And the
Soviets prefer to deal with ad-
versaries they know.
BASHFUL. BETTORS: Fed-
eral law requires professional
gamblers or anyone else who
earns more than $500 a year
from wagers to apply for a
special occupational tax stamp.
The list of registered gamblers
is kept confidential. But we've
obtained a breakdown. In all of
Nevada, only 120 gamblers are
registered. In New Jersey, where
organized crime abounds, no
gamblers at all are registered.
There are also no Ramblers in
Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut
and Hawaii And there are only
three gamblers in Florida and
three in New York.
The state of Washington,
apparently, has the most honest
gamblers. There, 347 of them are
The FBI claims that gambling
is the single largest industry in
the United States. It rakes in an
estimated $67 billion a year. Yet
only 1,297 gamblers in the entire
country admit they make more
than $500 a year from gambling.
It looks as if a lot of gamblers
are violating federal law. Yet
there has been no federal crack-
HENRY'S BEST FRIEND:
Some government officials take
their secretaries on official trips.
But our redoubtable Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger takes his
dog, Tyler. Tyler is a yellow
labrador, a birthday present
from Kissinger's wife Nancy.
Kissinger takes Tyler not only
on official trips but on vacations.
The Kissingers, for example, are
planning a post-election vacation
in the Virgin Islands. They have
gone there before. The last time,
Tyler chewed up a $300 rug.
But the Kissingers can't stay
angry at Tyler. They intend to
take him again.
Labor Leader to be Cited
NEW YORK I. W. Abel, president, United Steelworkers of
America AFL-CIOCLC, has been named as the 1976 recipient of
the American Jewish Committee Democratic Heritage Award, it was
announced here by Elmer L. Winter, president of the American
Presentation of the honor will take place at a dinner on Saturday,
Dec. 11, at the Americana Hotel in New York.
Scranton, Herzog Warn
Of UN Maneuvering
NEW YORK (JTA)
- United States
Ambassador to the United
Nations William Scranton
and Israeli UN Am-
bassador Chaim Herzog
both warned here that the
calmness of this year's
General Assembly could be
shattered by the Arabs in
the next few weeks when
they will try to revive
the Zionism is racism
resolution and when the
General Assembly will
consider the report of the
20-member Committee on
Addressing a meeting of
the Conference of Pres-
idents of Major American
Jewish Organizations and
representatives of the
media at the Jewish
here, Scranton said that if
the Arabs try to link Zion-
ism to apartheid or to
revive the Zionism is
racism resolution in any
other way or form, the
United States is "deter-
mined'' to fight against it
EQUIPMENT POOL. INC
because "it's wrong, abso-
lutely wrong and we will
not allow it ."
HERZOG, addressing the
gathering after Scranton, said
he does not agree that the West
German proposal has a good
chance this year, disclosing that
"certain Arab countries, led by
Algeria, are planning to
sabotage the West German
initiative to bar the taking of
Reiterating Israel's contention
that the report of the Committee
on Palestinian Rights "is a pre-
scription for the destruction of
Israel," Herzog charged that the
PLO "participated in the work of
the committee and was actively
involved in the drafting of the
While the report dealt with
Arab refugees, Herzog said, it
did not mention at all Jewish
refugees from Arab countries.
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a two of authops make f or VeRy Q006 Reading
MORRIS V KERTZER. author of What is a Jew?.
recounts the trials and tribulations of
a rtabbi in TeU Me Rabbi (Bloch. 196 pp.. $7.95i
He covers the gamut of congregational life from "Bar
Mitxvah Blues" to A Seat b Heaven." In over 50
stories. Dr. Kertzer formulates a human picture of the
man behind the pulpit. (Apparently no anecdotes
about women rabbis exist as yet. I
The author indicates that "this book is concerned
largely with the importance of (Rabbis) not being too
earnest about themselves." An amusing and warm
YOSEF TEKOAH. former Ambassador of Israel to
the United Nations, has assembled a record of Israel's
stand on the major questions of foreign policy con-
cerning the Middle East and the world community. In
the Face of S'atioHs: Israels Struggle for Peace
(Simon & Schuster. 284 pp.. 19.95) includes
statements Tekoah has delivered at the United
Nations and various Jewish conferences.
Tekoah deals with the significant issues of self-
determination for the Jewish people. Jerusalem's
status, the relationship between Israel and America.
university in Shanghai. When I mentioned this to a
familv friend who had been in China after World War
II. he told me that he had known Tekoah, then Joseph
Susan panof f
the threat of Arab terrorism, and the Palestinian
HE FACES the member nations and clearh and
unflinchingly discusses Israel's position and status in
the United Nations. Above all. the author adeptly
presents Israel's determination to achieve a lasting
Tekoah served at the UN from 1968 until 1975 He
is presently president of Ben-Gunon University m
This reviewer was intrigued to find that Mr Tekoah
was born in China and received his law degree from a
. a young man, Tekoah was a leader in
Zionist activities among the largely Polish Jewish
community in Shanghai .
BEVERLY BROD8KY McDERMOTTs The
Golem: a Jewish Legend (J- B. Lippincott, 39 pp.,
S8.95I. a children's book, has received much attention
since its recent publication. Many have praised the
bright, bold color paintings she created expressly for
She was inspired to do the legend of the Golem as a
picture book after seeing the German film The Golem,
which was made in the 1920s. McDermott studied the
Hebrew alphabet and the meaning of its letters in
Kabbalah. She then integrated the Kabbalistic
phenomenon in her work.
Her retelling of the legend is modern. With pictures,
it presents a different and vivid approach to this story
from Y. L. Peretz's famous version.
HOLLYWOOD The Sheik of Araby" is the title of Stanley
Kramer's next picture, the veteran movie producer-director told
me during an interview. Kramer currently is completing the
editing of "The Domino Principle." based on Adam Kennedy's
best seller dealing with the individual's fight against a massive
and nameless organization.
Gene Hackman portrays a criminal caught in the whirlpool of
intrigue and set up as the "fall guy" by the secret militant
society. He is surrounded on the screen by Candice Bergen.
Richard Widmark. Mickey Rooney and Edward Albert.
ELI WALLACH has the key role of General Reser who
masterminds the clandestine activities and who doesn't shrink
back from rut bless assassinations.
"The Sheik of Araby." for a change of pace and mood, will be a
comedy, but according to Kramer, one with a spark of truth in the
disguise of pure fun.
The screen original by Stanford Sherman, and the subsequent
scenario by Frank Waltman. kids around with the feudal Arab
dignitaries who have invaded the capitals of Europe as well as
America with their overflow of money and now are the free-
spenders in the hotels and nightclub-casinos of London. Paris.
Palm Beech and New York.
HOWEVER, the Sheik our main title refers to (hopefully to be
portrayed by Alan Arkin> is awfully poor: he is the only one
among his brethren who possesses no oil wells and has to get
along by the meager sale of a few antique statues or imitation
jewelry, until one day. when the desert earth erupts in a violen-.
quake and large gushers pour an overflow of oil unto his shabby
sheikhdom. When the "disaster" is controlled, it becomes clear
that our nebbish sheik now owns 70 percent of all the world's oil
reserve Now the farce accelerates.
Kramer says jokingly that he tries to cast not one but two Jews
in the roles of Arab potentates. In addition to Arkin. there also
will be Gabe Kaplan in traditional Moslem headgear.
The two principals are going to be surrounded by an all-star
cast, very much in the vein of Kramer's "It's a Mad. Mad. Mad.
Mad World." The tune. "The Sheik of .Araby." will be in
corporated into wildly funny happenings .
"THE FRONT." the new Martin Ritt picture written by Wake
Bernstein (both blacklisted during the McCarthy era), takes n
sat irical look at the hysteria of the early 1950s ridiculing not only
the House Unamerican Activities Committee but also the lack of
hackbone and dignky shown by members of the entertainment
industry, especially studio executives: in this particular case, the
high brass in network television, most of whom apologize that
they wished it didn't happen when they fired "red-tainted"
writers, directors and actors.
Bernstein strongly believes that if those in high places in the
industry bad tak. a firm stand in the beginning, the witch hum
could never have become effective
WOODY ALLEN is portraying the central character of a nitwit
who advances from the cash register in a "deb" to front for a
famous television writer, actually as "Woody Allen" in an im-
possible disguise, though he renders a remarkable performance.
But Zero Mostel as "Hecky." the moon-faced comedian who
commits suicide after having been forced to spy on his feQow-
artists. creates an unforgettable character of pathetir greatness
Herschei Bernards contributes the tragic profile of the television
producer who knuckles under the avalanche of threats and vile
mninrV^ MosteL Bernardi and two fellow performers in "The
Front." namely Lloyd Gougfa and Joshua Shelley, also graced the
Hollywood blacklist of a quarter-century ago .
ABBY MANN, screenplay author of Judgement at Ni_ .
berg" and "Ship of Fools." currently completing his scenario to
"King." NBC World Premiere movie about the late Martin Luther
Kmg. reveals that he uncovered new evidence about the
aanaiiaiiwfinn of the civil rights lender when researching bit
current television epic.
Rep. Walter E. Fauntroy ID.. D.C.I confirms that without the
new information supplied by Mann, the House could not have
passed a resolution to establish a Select Committee to reopen the
i and re-investigate the murder of Dr. King .
Religious fRee6om Once
again Being assailed
NOW THAT the Supreme Court has decided
to let a Maryland law stand allowing taxpayers'
money to be used in church-related colleges, new
cries are going up for public aid to parochial
schools and for reintroduction of prayers in
In these grave issues, as in comparable ones,
the Jewish community reveals new cracks in the
old wall of unity. "Thus, one segment of the
American Rabbinical Assembly is pressing anew
for government subsidies for Jewish day schools
even though, officially, that body has in the past
gone along with major Jewish opposition to
AND BY way of reminding the American
public that traditional church-state separation
doctrines are being violated constantly, the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai B'rith reported on a
survey recently, revealing that more than 90
percent of the nation's public schools have
religious practices in violation of the First
Reading now of the highest court's decision in
the Maryland case and surprising criticism of
First Amendment defenders by such well-placed
pundits as WilbaaJfcV Shannon of The New York
Times, those orwwho have been through the
disestablishment oat ties for a third of a century
are understandably disturbed.
INDEED, inasmuch as a part of the
motivation for the new campaign to water down
the First Amendment stems from civic euphoria
churned up by tbe Bicentennial celebration, it
seems instructive to quote from one of the great
colonials who has helped make the 200th jubilee
His name? John Adams of the Adams
Chronicles. Deeply religious, tbe second
President of the United States, back in the days
when American statesmen were debating Bill of I
Rights proposals, wrote to Thomas Jefferson: m
"Twenty times in the course of my late reading,
have I been on the point of breaking out. This |
would be the best of all possible worlds, if there
were no religion in it.'
If you take a close look at the Maryland ruling
in favor of church-related colleges, you will find I
that the reasoning of three of the justices was m
that tax money going to such colleges had a
secular purpose, did not have as a primary
purpose the advancement of religion and did not "
entangle the state in church affairs excessively
JUDGES DIFFERING with this conclusion
were realistic enough to recall that even if such
tax monies were used for custodial pay. heating
and snow shoveling, the benefiting colleges
would be saving up funds which could be used to
teach compulsory courses in theology. So the
wall of separation breach is fairly obvious.
In a decision last year, tbe highest court by a
vote of 6-to-3 ruled that government funds may
not be used to supply salaries, educational
equipment and supplies for nonpubl Jfchools.
But the drive to gloss over the religious
freedom rights of children in the public schools
continues month after month
emiQRes Who accepted qaooafi's
Invitation now Back in isRael
HAIFA Thirty- native-born Israelis, whose
forebears had immigrated to the country as far
Zback as 1885. left Israel in 1973 and 1974 and
went to settle in Libya in response to an in-
vitation from the Libyan Chief of State CoL
Muammar QaddafL They were all welcomed, and
all found jobs, but it was not long before they
discovered that life in oil-rich Libya was not all it
is cracked up to be. Today 28 of the 30 have
already returned to Israel
What makes this story even more interesting
is the fact that all 30 are Arabs, whose grand
parents had come from Libya. Cyrenaica and
WORD HAD spread in the old days that the
Jews were bringing prosperity and progiesa to
Palestine, and the Libyans, like tens of
thousands of Arabs from other countries.
derided to make their homes in the promised
land. The most recent of the Libyans came in
1990. fleeing from harsh Italian mmeeani
They established friendly relations with the
Jewish settlers, but in 1948. heeding the call of
the Arab Higher Committee, they left their
homes and sought refuge in Hebron until the
Arab armies had driven the Jews into the sea.
Things did not turn out as expected, and a
year or two later they were back in Israel
THE STORY is told in some detail in a report
drawn up for the office of the Adviser to the
President for Arab Affairs. Qaddafi's
propaganda appeal painted a rosy picture, and
some members of the Jawahrish tribe were
tempted. And so they became yordim, emigrants
out of Israel.
The returnees to Israel tell what went wrong
For one thing, there is in Libya a severe cur-
tailment of the individual freedom to which they
had become accustomed in democratic Israel
Women especially felt the restrictions. They were
not allowed to leave the house unescorted.
They found themselves seeking out scraps of
Israel-Amb newspapers which chanced their
way. They listened clandestinely on the radio to
Arabic programs from Israel.
AND WHEN opportunity offered, they began
to tnckle back to Israel. When they left, three
years ago. the Israeli authorities had neither
encouraged nor forbade their movement. And
upon their return they were accepted without
After all, were they not native-born Israelis?
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