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The Jewish Floridian of greater Ft. Lauderdale
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OF GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE
Volume 8
_ Number 2
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, January 19,1979
Price 35 Cents
'Man of Year' Dinner to Honor Sen. Greenberg
Nobel Winner Isaac Bashevis Singer to Speak
The Jewish Federation of Fort
Lauderdale has named Sen.
Samuel L. Greenberg as recipient
of the Man of the Year" award
and will honor him at a dinner on
Sunday. Jan. 28 at Pier 66. Isaac
Bashevis Singer, Nobel Prize
Laureate, will be special guest
speaker at the event.
Commenting on this year's
selection, Leo Goodman, Federa-
tion president stated, "Sen.
Greenberg has been a tireless
worker on behalf of all worthy
Jewish causes for many years,
and is a source of inspiration to
us all. We are proud to name him
as 'Man of the Year.'
SEN. GREENBERG is on the
Board of Directors of The Jewish
Federation of Greater-Fort
Lauderdale, and is a former vice-
president of Federation as well as
former chairman of the Federa-
tion-UJA Campaign. He served
for 30 years as a member of the
New York State Senate and has a
distinguished record in service to
the Jewish community
America as a whole.
and to
Isaac Bashevis Singer, winner
of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Lit-
erature, is a prolific novelist
and short story writer who was
cited by the Swedish Academy of
Letters for his "impassioned
narrative art which, with roots in
a Polish Jewish cultural
tradition, brings universal
human conditions to life."
His writings deal with the
supernatural, the mystical and
explore life in the Eastern
European ShtetL Among his
well-known works are The Family
Moskat, The Manor, The Estate
and Gimpel the Fool.
Mrs. Israel Shapiro, dinner
chairman said, "We are deeply
honored that Mr. Singer has
agreed to participate with the
Fort Lauderdale community in
one of the most vital events of
this year's Federation-UJA
campaign.
JDC Official to Speak to Young Leadership
The Young Leadership Di-
vision of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale wul
have the "unique opportunity" of
meeting Samuel L. Haber,
honorary executive vice president
of the Joint Distribution Com-
mittee, when he comes to the
community later this month.
Haber will speak on the evenings
of Jan. 23,24 and 25 at the homes
of Dr. and Mrs. Ross Wexler in
the Northeast, Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Korman in Plantation, and
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Gerber in
Coral Springs, respectively.
I
The Young Leadership Com-
mittee is co-chaired by Ellen and
Saul l.ipsman, Ellen and Carey
Fisher and Jane and Johl Rot-
man The committee reported
that. "We recognize the im-
?portance of education and
Samuel Haber
developing a quality caliber of
leadership in our communities.
Mr. Haber will be speaking in
three communities where the
potential for creating a strong
sense of Jewish pride is great. We
urge everyone to take advantage
of this chance to listen to Sam
Haber. as his insights into the
struggle of Jews for survival all
over the world will greatly
enhance our own sense of what it
means to be a Jew in today's
world."
HABER IS one of the prime
movers of the Joint Distribution
Committee's vast overseas
rescue, relief, and rehabilitation
programs aiding hundreds of
thousands of needy Jews in over
25 countries in continental
Europe. North Africa, the Middle
East and Israel. He joined the
JDC staff in 1947 as director for
Germany where he developed and
directed a broad multi-faceted
program of aid for over 200,000
Jewish Displaced Persons. These
programs were instrumental in
rescuing, rehabilitating and emi-
grating tens of thousands of
Jewish survivors to Israel, the
United States and to other
friendly countries.
In 1954 Haber was sent to
Morocco to organize a broad
welfare and rehabilitation
program which provided essen-
tial services to more than 50,000
of the country's 240.000 Jews. In
1957. he was given the added
responsibility to develop a
welfare program for im-
poverished Jews in Poland. He
was the first JDC representative
permitted to function in Poland
Continued on Page 8
Patron Division Lunch Dates Set
Kin., arrangements have been
made r two outstanding lun-
cheons the Patron Division of
the F> deration Women's Di-
i i riling to Glad} s
mpaign Chairman.
1 >men in our community
under and the urgency of the
I are turning out in
mbers than ever before
losho\ heir concern now." said
Mrs Daren.
t luncheon will I* held
onTm ...\. Jan. 23, at the home
of Mr- Robert B. Smith. The
therm of the afternoon is
"Judaism and the Far East." The
guest speaker will be Rabbi
Ninfor! Shapero of Temple
tmanu 11. who recently returned
from .. five-week tour of the
Orient Women who reside in the
Northeast. the Point of
Americas. Gait Mile, Palm A ire.
Pompano Beach and the
Southeast are invited to this
event,
MEMBERS OF the committee
an Mrs Stuart Bederman, Mrs
Arthur Faber, Mrs Armad Katz.
Mrs Harry Koffman. Mrs Louis
Kuriansky, Mrs. Robert B
Smith, Mrs Benjamin Starrels,
Mr.--. Roger Stuart and Mrs
Edward Wittcoii
On Wednesday, Jan. 24, a
luncheon for the women of the
Woodlands is scheduled at the
home of Mrs. Samuel Mothner.
with the women of Inverrary also
invited to attend.
Mrs. Edmund Entin, chairman
of the Woodlands Women's
Division said, "The members of
the Patron Division Committee
have done a remarkable job of
planning anc ation. We
bop ernoonto
remembei
norary
execut if the
Joint .' "Jttee.
tx I bt gi
C hairman ( : th Patron
Divisi
Members
oi the committee are Mines.
Lester Arnstein. Joseph Bloom.
Burke Bronstein, William Hal-
pern. Nathan Ketive, Peter Law-
son. Justin May. Leonard
Meyers. Leonard Obidiah. Louis
Ornstein. Leo Monarch. Joseph
Brown. Allan Bernstein. Harry
Parker, David Raker. Harry-
Rosen. Louis Rudolph. Francis
Strassburger. Oscar Tucker.
Martin Weiner and Rebecca
Wilkins.
Krolls to Host Coral Springs Meeting
Sunday, Feb. 11 has been set
as the date for this year's Initial
Gifts (,ktail Party in Coral
Springs on behalf of the Jewish
federal: ..n of Greater Fort
Lauderdale UJA 1979 Cam-
paign. Dr, and Mrs. Jeffrey Kroll
a'e Serving as hosts for this
funci i
i man. who is chairman
of lh. year's (oral Springs
as expressed 'great
lor the success oi the
'We are in a building
h ii in Coral Springs.
nented, "ana ai
ii ion for a '
Jewish community, meetings
such as the cocktail party Lynn
and Jeffrey Kroll are hosting are
most important. This will be the
first phase of our fundraising
efforts, and more and more of us
are beginning to take pride in our
Jewish heritage, community and
future. 1 think Coral Springs will
demonstrate tins pride and we'll
have a good I urn OUl
Dr. William Korey, director ol
the New York Bureau ol B'nai
B'rith s International Council,
will lie the guest speaker at the
Coral Spi Rotman
iwn to
Isaac Basheiis Singe
Too Late for Aliyah
From Iran All Aflame?
be a leading authority on Soviet-
Jewish affairs, and he is par-
ticularly suited to speak to us
here in Coral Springs."
Members of the Coral Springs
I .1 \ committee include Dr. and
Mrs Phil Averbuch. Dr, and
Mrs Marvin Berkowit/. Mr and
Mrs. Melvin Gerber, Mr and
Mrs David Henrj Mr and Mrs
Buddj Himber ind Mrs.
Kenneth Rehm Mr. nd Mrs
Richard Romanoff, Mr and Mi
Johl Rotman, Mr. and Mrs
Sleingar.l and Rabbi and Mrs
iird /oil
Bj DAVID LANDAl
:l SALEM IJTAI -
The Jewish Agency announced
last week that it was dispensing
with regular health checkups and
lifting Btrictions
. \iU in the case
of Iranian Jews who want to
>eitle in Israel.
Pas- arriving on an El
Al flight from Teheran told
reporters that the situation in the
capital was worsening. They said
economic life was virtually
paralyzed, and there was a
growing fuel shortage.
THE JEWISH AGENCY and
the relevant government
departments have been preparing
for some weeks for a possible
mass influx of immigrants from
Iran. So far it has failed to
materialize, and some circles
expressed fear that by the time
Iranian Jews decide to leave it
may be too late for them to do so.
Jewish Agency Treasurer
Akiva Lewinsky saw a parallel
between the situation of Iranian
lews today and the Jews in
before World War 11
- laded themselves that
the) we sale despite all signs to
, ontrary.
ng a
Labor Zionist
-.. : ewinaky claimed
i Iranian .lews were
trving to convince themselves
that the talk against Israel and
Zionism has nothing to do with
them as Jews. He urged Iranian
to immigrati
quick!) as and promised
that tht Jewish Agency and the
government would do everything
possible to facilitate their smooth
absorption.
Germany
Recalled
JEWISH AGENCY Chairman
Leon Dulzin declared that the
Agency was taking energetic
action regarding the aliya of Jews
from strife-torn Iran but he
could not publicly elaborate on
the details for obvious reasons.
Dulzin responded in this way to
charges of inefficiency levelled
against the Agency by Knesseter
Moshe Katzav who recently
returned from a visit to Iran.
Katzav said he "feared it is
for the Jews of Iran to make
lit returned from Iran 10
days ago and spoke of the
widespread and growing anti-
ism he had witnessed in
manv cities there


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The Jewish Phridhn of Greater Fort Lahderdaie
Friday, January id, 1979
Pony Express Planes Help Reach UJA Record
NEW YORK Flying into 70
airports across the country to
collect checks from some 100
community campaigns, the
United Jewish Appeal's fleet of
11 Operation Pony Express
planes helped achieve a 1978 cash
total of $277.5 million, the
highest
War.
since the Yom Kippur total.
The peacetime year record,
announced by Stanley L. Sloane.
UJA National Cash Chairman,
represents an increase of more
than $5 million over last year's
"Operation Pony Express was
part of a $19 million collection
day," said Sloane, "and was a
vital factor in attaining the
American Jewish community's
best overall annual cash per-
formance since 1973."
MITCHELL RASANSKY.
who created the airborne collec-
tion concept in 1977 and was the
chairman of the 1978 operation
Ramblewood East
UJA Breakfast
Coral Springs UJA Chairman,
Johl Rotman, has announced
that the residents of Ramblewood
East will participate in this
reported that, in magnitude and .g campaign by holding their
JDC Official at Inverrary UJA Day
"An Undercover Agent's True
Life Experience of Rescue and
Intrigue" is the theme of a com-
munity-wide Inverrary-UJA Day
to be held on Thursday, Jan. 25,
at noon at the Inverrary Country
Club, according to Florence K.
Straus, chairman of the Inver-
rary Women's Division, Jewish
Federation of Fort Lauderdale,
and Joseph H. Kaplan, Inverrary
Men's Division chairman.
Samuel L. Haber, honorary
executive vice president of the
Joint Distribution Committee,
will be the special guest speaker.
Haber is one of the prime movers
of the agency's vast overseas
rescue, relief and rehabilitation
program.
All of the major Jewish organ-
izations of Inverrary have joined
together with the Jewish Federa-
tion in order to take part in this
important event. They include
B'nai B'rith Women, Brandeis
University National Women's
Committee, Hadassah, ORT.
Pioneer Women, Women's
League for Israel, and B'nai
B'rith Men's Inverrary Lodge.
'Road Show9 Tells the Federation Story
A new and exciting concept in
"telling the Federation story"
has been developed by the
Women's Division, Jewish Fed-
eration of Greater Fort Lauder-
dale and is now available for
Hebrew Day School
Takes Applications
The Hebrew Day School has
announced it will be taking
applications for next school year,
1979-1980. Brochures, which
contain pertinent information,
are being printed and will be dis-
tributed shortly.
The Hebrew Day School serves
all children from pre-kinder-
garten through fifth grades. Its
new home will be on the Florida
Air Academy Site with the JCC
and Jewish Federation.
The Hebrew Day School limits
its enrollment per class to insure
an excellence in all academic
areas. Anyone interested in
receiving information should
contact the office at the Hebrew
Day School, 583-6100.
Recently, all the children of the
Hebrew Day School participated
in the Readathon Contest for
Multiple Sclerosis. After com-
pleting a kit. the child became
eligible for a grand prize of a color
television.
This past week, Justin Fine-
berg, son of Libo and Estelle
Fineberg. won that prize.
Justin's name was chosen from
among over 5,000 other entrants
in Broward County.
to
at
be
the
January promises
another busy month
Hebrew Day School. The children
have been focusing on the math
and science areas throughout the
school.
The pre-kindergarten and kin-
dergarten children studied dairy
products and their origins as well
as the states of matter. They
enhanced their studies by
becoming butter churners. All of
the youngsters participated in
making butter and then ate their
experiment.
The first and second graders
are studying money by setting up
a store and running it them-
selves. Utilizing math concepts in
transactions will be the fruition
of their learning. As a
culmination of their unit the chil-
dren will visit a bank and several
stores to reinforce their skills.
Consistent with the science
math emphasis for January, the
third and fourth graders will be
attending the South Florida
Exposition at West Palm Beach
on Jan. 30. Representative
exhibitors will be from the
Science Museum and
Planetarium, Pratt Whitney
United Technologies, and the
National Weather Service.
showing to all Jewish organiza-
tions interested in learning the
facts about the Jewish Federa-
tion of Fort Lauderdale.
Entitled "Road Show," this
visual presentation offers a
complete documentation of the
background of Federation and
UJA, the local, national and in-
ternational agencies that receive
Federation funds as well as com-
mentary explaining in detail the
workings of Federation.
Several local groups have seen
this unique program, and reac-
tion thus far has been highly
favorable. The presentation can
be a highly informative addition
to regular meetings.
For more information and
bookings, call the Federation
office at 484-8200.
coverage, the Dec. 27-28 sweep
doubled last year's effort. "Credit
for the success of the operation,"
he said, "goes to leaders in every
section of the country who
donated the planes, fueled them
at no cost to UJA and par-
ticipated actively in the col-
lections."
Donors of Pony Express
planes, a number of whom also
served as pilots, included Carl A.
Albert, Robert Alexander,
Morton D. Epstein, Dr. Bruce M.
Foote, Les Fuchs, Tom Hector,
Burton and Richard Koffman,
Ronald Rich, Peter Seideman and
Arant H. Sherman. Other pilots
and co-pilots were Raymond
Barber, Hilton Carson, Myron
Cooperman, Dan Kelleher, Tom
Kizif, Lindsey Mimi. Rick
Rasansky and Julius Vande
Voordt.
Participating actively in the 11
collection flights were: Mark R.
Hauser and Steven J. Strulowitz
of the UJA Young Leadership
Cabinet; Sol Kline and Ronald
Goldstein, Pony Express co-
chairmen of the Southeast
Region; Esther Mitnick, Mid-
Atlantic Region Pony Express
chairman, and Cincinnati Cam-
paign Chairman, Melvin
Schulman.
own function on Sunday, Feb. 25.
Grace Lipkin and Sid Bernstein,
president of the Women's and
Men's Clubs respectively, will
serve as co-chairmen for the Feb.
25 breakfast which will be held at
the Coral" Springs Community
Center.
Rotman also related that
Danny Tadmore, "who has
spoken extensively on behalf of
the United Jewish Appeal, and
has great insight into the current
economic and political situation
in Israel," will be the guest
speaker for the morning's
program.
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Friday, January 19,1979
arter-Countr
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Contention Confounds Congress as Old Year Crawls Away
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The Carter Administration is in
deep contention domestically
both on its national and in-
ternational policies. As the
Congress reconvened after the
New Year celebration, with its
inquiries, hearings and speeches,
the issues were bound to get into
sharp focus.
These include U.S. diplomatic
abandonment of Taiwan and the
implications of this on
Washington's relationship with
Israel: the attitude of the Carter
Administration towards inducing
Israel and Egypt to reach a peace
settlement; traditional economic
supporting assistance to Israel;
the weapons policy for Egypt,
Saudi Arabia and Israel, and the
official outlook towards the
terrorist Palestine Liberation
Organization.
INTERNATIONAL and
national policies are entangled as
President Carter's Administra-
tion enters its third year. The
domestic economy inflation,
unemployment, the falling
standard of living is at the
heart of the nation's politics.
Thus, while U.S. "normaliza-
tion" with the People's Republic
of China has its obvious strategic
purposes, the major thrust is
seen as bearing on an increase in
the U.S. share of the billion-
people Chinese market and the
use of China's natural resources,
including oil.
Lana Cantrell
Lana Cantrell
at Beth Shalom
Temple Beth Shalom of
Hollywood will present Lana
Cantrell in concert on Feb. 4 at
7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom
of the Temple. Roger Riddle also
will be on the program.
Proceeds go to scholarship
funds at the Day School. For
ticket information, contact the
Temple.
Similarly, increasing signs
indicate the Administration's
intent to bolster the U.S. share of
the Soviet market by altering or
dumping the Jackson-Vanik
amendment and provide U.S.
government credits to the Soviet
Union for purchases of American
goods and services.
WHILE SEN. Henry M.
Jackson (D., Wash.) has Carter's
pledge not to move against the
amendment, other legislative
ways are possible to affect the
same goal of loans to Russia for
commercial purposes.
On its part, the Soviet Union is
dealing cards to Americans eager
to hasten their business deals,
although on U.S. government
credits. The Soviet cards include
the higher current Jewish
emigration rate and what the
Soviet Union considers easing
restrictions on religious prac-
tices.
A sign of appeasement of
Soviet views is the comparative
scarcity of Western interviews
and reports on Soviet dissidents
and "refuseniks" since the uproar
following Anatoly Sharansky's
imprisonment.
IN DEFENDING the new
China policy, Administration
supporters are emphasizing the
"reality'' is that Washington
"sheltered" Taiwan for "24 great
years" and is more of a
"beneficiary" than an "ally."
Therefore, they say, Taiwan
cannot expect the U.S. "to go on
forever sacrificing global
urgencies to aging fantasies" and
is "neither a friend nor an ally."
That such reasoning may be
applied to Israel in a crunch with
the Arab world is an argument
not being overlooked by op-
ponents of the China policy
looking for support from Israel's
friends.
In general, the opponents favor
normalized relations with China
but not at the price the Carter
Administration is paying and in a
way that alarms small nations
linked to the U.S. defense
strategy. It is thought South
Korea, seeing the Taiwan
possibility come its way, is
preparing to "buddy up" to
Peking.
WHILE PRESIDENT Carter
has ordered a shutdown in anti-
Israel propaganda from his
foreign affairs aides following
Israel's refusal to accept the
U.S.-endorsed Egyptian terms
for a treaty, media elements
intimate with White House
insiders are shouting about
special interest factions" who
oppose "Carter's reforms
abroad."
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The vehemence of some American officials is
hinted in a recent remark that matters would be
worse if 'the true reactions of the leaders of the
Carter Administration' about Israel's friends and
Israel were to be publicly revealed.
The vehemence of some
American officials is hinted in a
recent remark that matters would
be worse if "the true reactions of
the leaders of the Carter
Administration" about Israel's
friends and Israel were to be
publicly revealed.
How much of this is accurate
and how much bluster is beyond
measure, but the tactic recalls the
sage advice of Sen. Clifford Case
(R., N.J.) in his final words to the
Washington press prior to his
retirement after 24 years in the
Senate.
He urged the Administration
not to condemn Israel and seek to
"break her spirit" because Israel
alone stands as a reliable friend of
America in a crucial corner of the
world. The absence of Case from
the Senate, where he was the
ranking Republican on the
Senate Foreign Relations Com-
mittee, is regarded as a major
loss to America's democratic
allies.
ON FOREIGN aid for Israel,
Carter said explicitly in a recent
interview with ABC-TV's
Barbara Walters that he will not
"reassess" the policy of
traditional support for Israel and
that he does "not necessarily"
agree with Senate Majority
Leader Robert Byrd (D., W. Va.)
that Congress may reduce
Israel's aid if it builds new
settlements in occupied areas.
Nevertheless, a reduction in
assistance on the ground of
America's inflation problem is
possible. The State Department
has given a hint in this direction.
The Administration has taken
a strong position against the
United Nations publicizing the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion and UNESCO's continued
assaults on Israel. Its per-
sistence, however, in equating
Israeli retaliation on I'l.O bases
to terrorist attacks on civilians in
Israel has raised questions that
have not been adequately an-
swered.
That there are elements in the
foreign affairs bureaus who
would perform a "Taiwan-China"
maneuver to legitimize the PLO
terrorists and try to bring them
into Mideast talks is understood
by some observers of the Mideast
scene.
THE CONTINUED
publicizing of PLO Chief Yasir
Arafat by some of the most
important media indicates that
the spirit of accommodation with
his organization is alive and there
are instances when its terror
tactics are set aside. It is not seen
by observers as altogether an
oversight that a column-length
interview in The New York Times
and a half-hour interview on
CBS-TV did not mention
terrorism and that in the
Washington Post a leading
editorialist has suggested that
Carter's "greatest" political and
moral contribution to a Mideast
settlement would be to bring the
PLO into the negotiations.
Thus, the year 1979 enters with
uncertainty on the course of
events of highest importance to
the Jewish community but, as an
informed observer recalled,
wisdom precludes predictions on
the turn of political events,
particularly about the Mideast.
Israel Navy Comdr. Beats Rape Charge
TEL AVIV (JTA) A
special military tribunal has
acquitted Navy Commander
Michael Barkai of charges of
attempted rape on grounds of in-
sufficient evidence.
The tribunal, consisting of
Gen. (res) Chaim Herzog and two
district court (civilian) judges
given the temporary rank of
general, indicated that it was not
impressed by Barkai's denial but
had to find in his favor according
to law because of the lack of
evidence to corroborate the
plaintiff's charges.
Barkai. the highest ranking
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ReconstTUctioiusm
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the Reconstructionist Synagogue
in Plantation. Congregants and
guests are invited.
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charged with using force, threats
and behavior unbecoming of an
officer in the attempted rape of a
young woman.
The court said it had doubts
about Barkai's defense and alibis,
but it also was not fully con-
vinced by the plaintiffs story
which seemed to be a mixture of
truth and imagination. The
verdict will be reviewed by the
chief of staff.
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, January 19
They Need Rescue Now
World Jewry has been sharply reminded in
recent weeks of the plight of a remnant of the Jewish
people that has been ignored for too long that of
the Falashas, the Black Jews of Ethiopia.
The Falashas have long been in Ethiopia, not
second class citizens, but third class. Their centuries
of poverty and discrimination have intensified since
Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed in 1974 as they
have been caught up in the midst of the internal
strife that has been going on in Ethiopia. Reports
from that country are that hundreds, if not
thousands, of Falashas have been killed. They have
been subjected to rape, pillage and torture. Many
have been sold into slavery.
The Ethiopian Immigrants Association in Israel
has recently spoken up publicly about this, and what
it claims has been a lack of aid from world Jewry and
the Israeli government especially during the time
before the Emperor's replacement by the present
military regime. The American Association for
Ethiopian Jews has also been publicizing the plight
of the Jews in Ethiopia.
The 'Eagles' Must Fly
Israel's long failure to act was basically due to
the close relationship between Jerusalem and Haile
Selassie, the "Lion of Judah" who considered himself
a descendent of King Solomon and the Queen of
Sheba. The Israeli government apparently did not
want to endanger this relationship despite the
reports from Ethiopia that the Falashas, especially
the young people, wanted desperately to emigrate to
Israel.
Nor should it be forgotten that the rabbinate in
Israel did not officially recognize the Falashas as
Jews until 1975.
Jews in Israel and throughout the world owe it
to the Falashas, who have maintained their Judaism
over the centuries despite countless odds, to make
urgent efforts to bring the Falashas out of Ethiopia
before they are exterminated.
As Dr. Graenym Berger, a leader of the
American Association for Ethiopian Jews, recently
said, the Falashas "wait for Israel and world Jewry
to rescue them with 'wings of eagles' as the Yemenite
Jews were rescued in 1948." The "eagles" must not
delay too long in making this flight.
Report from Ampal
Ampal incorporates a variety of financial in-
stitutions under the Ampal-American Corp., which
mobilizes American investor capital and channels it
into productive Israeli enterprises.
For the more than 600 active Ampal investors in
South Florida, it was a treat to hear Uriel Lynn,
director of the Israel Investment Authority in North
America, at the annual Ampal brunch last weekend
Ampal's program is a worthy one because it
seeks to stimulate Israeli know-how and wherewithal
on Israel's home front. At a time of crushing
economic burdons at home, this is a major stimulant
away from the weariness of inflation and labor
disputes that sap the country's energies when they
are most needed to encourage stability and growth.
Jewish Floridian
Report from Iran
Frightening Speed of the Jewish Decline]
In the strife and turmoil of
Iran, where vital interests of the
Western world are at stake, the
Jewish community is in a par-
ticularly vulnerable position.
Iran's 80.000 Jews are by far
the largest single Jewish com-
munity remaining in the Moslem
world. Recent decades have seen
this Jewish community substan-
tially improve its condition.
Jewish religious life has gone on
unimpeded and has flourished.
Major Jewish organizations such
as the Joint Distribution Com-
mittee, the Lubavitch Move-
ment, Ozar Hatorah. and the Al-
liance Israelite Universelle have
been permitted to do educational.
This background
memorandum on Iran has
been prepared by re-
searchers in foreign affairs
of the American Jewish
Committee. It contrasts the
greatly-improved status of
the Jews of Iran as a recent
phenomenon with the
sudden and rapid deteriora-
tion of the Jewish condition
there as anti-Semitism and
anti-Israel sentiments grow
with frightening rapidity.
cultural, and welfare work on
behalf of Iran's Jews.
Iranian Jews have had full
freedom of movement. Some
62.000 Jews have emigrated to
Israel in the score of years since
1948. The movement slowed to a
trickle in more recent years as the
general conditions in Iran im-
proved.
IN THIS favorable situation,
and with such outside aid. the
standard of living of Iranian
Jews has been mounting steadily,
and they have moved out
gradually from the horribly
overcrowded and once disease-
ridden quarters in which they
were densely packed. More than
11,000 Jewish children are to be
found in some 23 schools across
the country, and another 1,000
are in Iranian schools and univer-
sities, the highest percentage of
university students of any ethnic
group in the country. The
number of Jewish doctors,
engineers, architects, professors,
and even government func-
tionaries has been growing
steadily, and many a Jew has
been able to improve his econo-
mic condition.
Except for Turkey, which
regards itself as more Western
than Islamic, Iran is the only
Moslem land that has maintained
extensive if non-official relations
with Israel and has furnished a
substantial part of Israels
domestic oil requirements. In
addition, some Iranian oil going
to the West has passed through
the Israeli pipeline from Eilat on
the Gulf of Aqaba to Israel's
Mediterranean ports.
El Al Israel Airlines has
provided a direct air service
between Teheran and Israel's
Ben Gurion airport and Israeli
companies and technical experts
have been cooperating with Iran
in some of the country's large-
scale agricultural development,
construction, and other economic-
Continued on Page 13
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By WOLF BLITZER
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WASHINGTON The two
men, Sen. Richard Stone (D.,
Fla.) and Rep. James Scheuer
(D., N.Y.) questioned senior
Chinese Foreign Ministry of-
ficials at some length about the
Middle East situation during
their visit.
"I sense that the Chinese
attitude is moving towards
Sadat's approach as compared to
the Palestine Liberation
Organization approach, even
though they paid lip service to
the PLO," said Sen. Stone, who
is chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Sub-Committee on the
Middle East.
He said he felt that "the op-
portunity may soon exist to
discuss the common interests
that both China and Israel have
in resisting Soviet expansion."
HOWEVER, when I asked
Scheuer to confirm that point of
view, he replied: "I didn't detect
any easing at all towards Israel.
They merely repeated the hard-
line PLO rhetoric."
Both Sen. Stone and Rep.
Scheuer are among Israel's best
friends in Congress. During the
course of their conversations with
the Chinese, each encouraged the
Peking leadership to reassess its
attitude towards Israel, given the
fact that the Soviet Union,
China's major rival, continues to
support the radical regimes in the
Arab world.
One possible explanation for
the two legislator's conflicting
Two respected United
States Washington law-
makers, both Jews, have
just returned to Washing-
ton from Peking with dif-
ferent assessments of
China's current attitude
towards the Arab-Israeli
conflict.
assessments may lie in the fact
that they did not attend all the
same meetings.
SEN. STONE was apparently
privy to some conversations with
senior Chinese officials in which
Scheuer did not participate.
Perhaps the Chinese were more
forthcoming during these private
exchanges than when they met
the entire delegation, which con-
sisted of five Senators and five
Representatives.
There is reason to believe that
Stone scored some points when
he told the Chinese that a PLO-
dominated mini-state on the
West Bank and in the Gaza Strip
would lead to the creation of a
political vacuum which would
quickly be filled by the Soviet
Union.
Whether or not the Chinese are
in the process of rethinking their
position on the Middle East is
not yet clear.
THE FACT remains that
shortly after the announcement
of the Camp David agreements,
China issued a statement in
support of Egypt and President
Sadat A high-level delegation
from Peking later visited EjryDt
meeting rum and other senior
Egyptian officials.
Relations between China and
Egypt have been very cordial,
especially since President Sadat
threw some 20,000 Soviet troops
and advisers out of Egypt in
1972. 7F
The chief Chinese represen-
tative in Washington is Chai Tse
Min, a former Ambassador to
Egypt. He is very knowledgeable
about the Middle East, and has
recently departed from the
tradition set by his predecessor
by agreeing to discuss China's
Middle East policy with
American reporters.
ACCORDING TO some of
them, the official was not simply
"negative" when talking about
Israel All this does not mean
that Israel and China can be
expected to establish diplomatic
ties in the near future. No one
seriously expects such a scenario
to develop, given China's ex-
tensive interest in maintaining
good relations with the Arabs
and the Third World.
Furthermore, veteran
diplomatic observers here note
that the Chinese, increasingly
interested in winning friends and
influencing people in the United
States, particularly since the
U.S. recognition of Mainland
China, may be whispering nice
things about Israel in the ears of
some Americans to try to im-
prove relations with the United
States even further.
In the past, this game has
often been played by the
Russians, who severed ties with
Israel during the 1967 Six-Day
War, and have steadfastly
refused to renew them ever since.


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The Jewish Flotidian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
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Habhi Leonard Zoll
Cleveland, Ohio and at St. Peters
College in Jersey City, N.J.
Rabbi Zoll has held pulpits in
Springfield, Mass.; Cleveland,
Ohio; Elizabeth, N.J.; Stamford,
Conn, and New Canaan, Conn,
before arriving in Fort Lauder-
dale in August 1976 to begin his
work with the Jewish Federation.
Rabbi Zoll also is president of the
American Jewish Congress of
North Broward and Chairman of
the Conversion Committee at the
North Broward Board of Rabbis.
Irving Spector, chairman of
the function at Waterbridge. has
announced that among others
attending the event are Broward
County Commissioner Jack Moss
and the mayor of Sunrise. John
Lomello Ur
There will l><> a complimentary
breakfast served.
Rabbi Zoll to Speak at Waterbridge
Rabbi Leonard S. Zoll, director
* of chaplaincy and community re-
lations of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale, and
Rabbi of Temple Beth Orr in
%'Oral Springs, will address the
annual breakfast for the benefit
of UJA i IEF to be held at
Waterbridge Condominium at 10
a.m. on Jan. .\ at the Water-
bridge Condo"s Social Hall.
Zoll received his BA from
Brooklyn College, is a graduate
fellow in sociology of Brooklyn
College and was ordained at the
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion. He has
taught Jewish studies at the New
York School of Education of the
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute ol Religion; am! has
been a teacher of socioli gy at
Cuyahoga Community College
and .lohn Carroll University in
Gait Mile Event 'Highly Successful'
Dramatic increases in giving to
the 1979 Jewish Federation
Campaign were seen at a major
gifts function hosted by Alvin
(ihertner in his Gall Ocean Mile
home.
John Streng, chairman of the
Gait Mile-UJ A Campaign stated,
"The response of the men at this
event certainly will provide
impetus for a successful cam-
paign. We must not lessen our
pace. The future of Israel is
dependent upon a strong and
< ibrant American Jewish
community."
Guest speaker at this meeting
was Milton Reiner, chairman of
the 1979 Fort Lauderdale-UJA
mission to Israel. Keiner spoke
eloquently about the "great need
for commitment of every Jew to
the betterment of Jewish life both
in America and overseas." Keiner
related some of his experiences
and the emotional impact of his
recent Israel visit, to which he
received affirmative response in
the form of financial com-
mitment.
Sidney Elkman, chairman of
the Major Gifts Division added.
"Because of rising inflation,
major pockets of poverty,
spiraling costs of immigration
and absorption, we must give
more to strengthen the quality of
Jewish life everywhere in the
world."
Jewish Agency Reveals Plan
For Three New Settlements
JERUSALEM (JTA) The Jewish Agency and
the government of Israel plan three new settlement
regions in the Negev, Raanan Weitz, co-chairman of CM
World Zionist Organization Settlement Department, tola
a meeting of immigrants at Kibbutz Ramat Rahel near
Jerusalem. Under the new plan, he said, settlements
presently located in the Rafah salient and the Yamit
region will be moved to the new region of Pithat Shalom
(Peace Opening) in the northwest corner of the Negev, on
the Israeli side of the Green Line.
SETTLEMENTS PRESENTLY located on the
coastal area between Eilat and Sharm el-Sheikh in the
Sinai Peninsula will be moved to Kikar Sdom (the plain of
Sodom), south of the Dead Sea. In addition, three ex-
perimental settlements will be established on the Negev s
ntral plateau, south of Beersheba.
Weil/, said that an existing plan for digging a canal
from the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea is almost
operable. The canal will extend from an area near the Gaza
Strip, cross the Negev and end with a waterfall south of
the Dead Sea.
Salit on County Human Relations Board
Jan Salit. a member of the Board of Commissioners.
Drofessional staff of the Jewish
V j t c .. i .,, i. r,i,u. Mrs. Salit, who has been on
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Women's Division in last year's
campaign.
All appointments to the
Human Relations Board must be
approved by the County Com-
missioners.
Veterans'Benefits
Due to the new pension laws,
many veterans or their widows
who were not eligible for benefits
before might now be eligible and
many veterans may be entitled to
increased benefits. To find out if
you fall into either category.
contact the office of Harold C.
Uhr, national service officer of
the Jewish War Veterans at
484-8200. Wednesday only
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Pictured above at the Gait Mile-UJ A Major Gifts event are,
from left. Alvin Ghertner, host, and co-chairman Sidney Elk-
man, John Streng and Henry Hyman
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Margate UJA Groups Meet
Paradise Gardens Section IV
Committee, chaired by Moses
Levenson, will feature a brunch
at the Margate Jewish Center on
Feb. 14 at noon.
The Greater Margate UJA
Committee, comprising 14 dif-
ferent residential areas, met Jan.
16 at Congregation Beth Hillel in
Margate. The meeting was
chaired by Harry Glugover,
assisted by William Katzberg.
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discussed. Paul Levine, repre-
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The Jewish Floridianofqreater^Fort Lauderdale
Friday, January 19
Jewish Community Center Presents
Celebrate 100 Years
Of Yiddish Theatre
Who says Yiddish is dying? Celebrate 100 years of Yiddish
Theatre with the Sunday, Feb. 11 performance of the Yiddish Musical
Comedy Theatre at 2 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale High School
Auditorium, 1600 N.E. 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
All seats are reserved. For reservations and information call:
Jewish Community Center of Fort Lauderdale.
The show stars Chayele Ash, character actress; Ari Fuhrman,
character actor; and Abraham Fuhrman, folk singer.
Chayele Ash appeared in the Yiddish theatre in Bessarrabia at
the age of six. In 1948 she came to Israel where she organized a
Yiddish theatre which she directed for eight years. She now resides in
Philadelphia where she has appeared with her theatre group in Yiddish
programs on local television.
Ari Fuhrman studied music at the Czernowitz Conservatory. He
began his career as a performer by playing in an orchestra of young
people in the ghetto. After the war he became a member of the Jewish
State Theatre in Bucharest. Since 1961 he has resided in Philadelphia,
appearing in Yiddish Theatre as well as writing and arranging music
for other performances in which he and his wife, Chayele Ash, appear.
Abraham Fuhrman sang at the Czernowitz School and was a
member of Jewish dramatic groups. During World War II he was
soloist in the Red Army Ensemble, and in 1942-43 was a member of
the Yiddish Theatre in Bam, USSR. In 1951 he came to America and
became choral director and soloist in Temple Tikvah-Israel, and a
member of the Philadelphia Yiddish Theatre Group.
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30 YIDDISH CLUBS
The Circle of 30 Yiddish Clubs
is open to all people who would
like to join an established club or
begin their own chapter. Helen
Nathan is senior adult program
supervisor and club advisor.
A listing of the cooperating
clubs is available for those in-J
terested in starting a Yiddish
Club or for those who would like
to have a speaker at their Yiddish
Club. Contact Sunny Landsman
attheJCC.
BRIDGE FOR CHARITY
The only bridge game in which
there are no losers and no winners
is played every Saturday after-
noon by a group of women who
live in The Woodlands of
Tamarac and wish to remain
anonymous.
All money lost or won is col-
lected periodically and then con-
tributed to a favorite charity.
This month WECARE (With
Energy, Compassion and
Responsible Effort) Volunteer
Project was selected for a $50
donation by The Woodlands
women to be given to a needy
family.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed for WE-
CARE projects. Those interested
should contact Mildred Tell,
chairperson of the WECARE
Nursing Home Visitation Com-
mittee of Hreward County at 9"4-
7612 or call the Jewish Com-
munity Center of Fort
Lauderdale.
"A volunteer provides service,
makes this world a better to place
to live. Volunteering is the an of
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sharing and caring." states Ms.
Tell.
DONATE TOJCC
In June 1979 the Jewish Com-
munity Center of Fort Lauder-
dale will move to the site of the
Florida Air Academy, 6501 West
Sunrise Boulevard, Fort
Lauderdale.
The Center could use the
following items in new or good
condition: radios, TV sets,
pianos, office furniture, office
equipment, and file cabinets,
books of Judaic content, rec-
reation equipment, and recording
equipment and microphones.
Anyone who wishes to donate
items, bring them to the JCC,
2999 N.W. 33 Ave., Fort Lauder-
dale, or call 484-7676 for in-
formation.
GLASSES,
JEWELRY COLLECTED
Used eye glasses and costume
jewelry are being collected for the
needy by the Omega Con-
dominium residents through the
WECARE Volunteer Program.
Bring glasses and jewelry to
Jerry Kaye, Omega Con-
dominium, 7300 N.W. 17 St..
Apt. Ill, Bldg. 4. Plantation, or
call 581-2369.
"So far we have had a good
response," announced Jerry
Kaye. "We've collected over 100
pairs of glasses and costume
jewelry."
TWEEN PROGRAM
The new Tween Program will
meet every other Sunday night at
7:30 p.m. at the JCC for games,
dances and socializing.
Jan. 21 will be "Picasso
Night." Bring crayons. JCC will
supply other materials. Prizes
will be awarded. For information
call 484-7676.
A DAY OF GAMES
Teacher workday, Monday,
Jan. 22, will be a day of roller
skating and games for children in
grades kindergarten through
five, sponsored by the Jewish
Community Center of Fort
Lauderdale.
Children should be dropped off
at the JCC at 9:30 a.m., and
WECARE
Volunteers
Stage Party
The WECARE (With Energy.
Compassion and Responsible Ef-
fort) Volunteer Program of the
Jewish Community Center of
Fort Lauderdale presented a
Chanukah program and party for
the residents of Colonial Palms
Nursing Home, Pompano Beach.
Rabbi Leonard S. Zoll, North
Broward chaplain of Jewish Fed-
eration of Greater Fort Lauder-
dale WECARE advisor, and
spiritual leader of Temple Beth
Orr, Coral Springs, opened the
program.
Entertainers were Sam Kantor,
Gussie Kantor, Sam Green,
Gladys Adler, Kitty Star, Law-
rence Miller and Elsie Miller.
WECARE volunteers who co-
ordinated the program were
Shirley Wenger, Shirley
Newman, and Ruth Rosen,
Women's ORT (Organization for
Rehabilitation through Train-
ing), Century Village, Deerfield
Beach.
Winter Wonderland Camp
The first people to use the new Jewish Community Center of Fort
Lauderdale site at the Florida Air Academy. 6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.,
were children at the Winter Wonderland Day Camp.
Sixty-five children attending the camp were involved in arts and
crafts, T-Ball, basketball, relay races, soccer, a barbeque, and a magic
show by "Al the Magician" (Al Meyer).
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Chanukah Treasure Chest WECARE Volunteers (sponsored by
the Jewish Community Center of Fort Lauderdale) package
gifts that were distributed to local hospital patients, nursing
home residents, and child care centers. Belle and Irving
Vitrofsky were chairmen of the project.
picked up at 3 p.m. at the JCC.
They need to bring a bag lunch.
A beverage will be provided.
Roller skating is scheduled for
the morning and outdoor games
at Easterlin Park are scheduled
for the afternoon. For in-
formation and registration call
Penny at the JCC.
AFTER SCHOOL
PROGRAMS
An after school 12-week rec-
reation program will be spon-
sored by the Jewish Community
Center of Fort Lauderdale at
Tropical Elementary. 1500 S.W.
66 Ave., Plantation, on Mondays.
3 to 5 p.m., ending Monday.
April 23. for children in Grades K
through 5.
Tuesdays the 3 to 5 p.m. pro-
gram will be at Nob Hill Ele-
mentary. 2100 N.W. 104 Ave.,
Sunrise, ending April 3.
Tamarac Elementary, 7601 N.
University Drive, Tamarac, is the
site for the JCC after school 3 to 5
p.m. on Thursdays, ending April
5.
The program includes arts and
crafts, soccer, basketball, kick-
ball, tumbling and indoor games.
For registration and in-
formation call Penny Rubin at
the JCC.
HOSPITAL VISITORS
The next orientation meeting
for WECARE Hospital
Visitation Volunteers, in asso-
ciation with the Jewish Fed-
eration Chaplaincy, will be con-
ducted by Rabbi Leonard S. Zoll
on Monday, Jan. 22, 10 to 11:30
a.m., at the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale.
WECARE is the volunteer
branch of the Jewish Community
Center of Fort Lauderdale. Any-
one who wishes to join the WE-
CARE Hospital Volunteer
Program should call Nettie at
484-8200.
WECARE
CHANUKAH PARTY
The WECARE Volunteer Pro-
gram of the Jewish Community
Center of Fort Lauderdale pre-
sented a Chanukah program and
party at the Sheffield Nursing
Home. Wilton Manors.
Rabbi Leonard S. Zoll, North
Broward chaplain of Jewish Fed-
eration of Greater Fort Lauder-
dale, WECARE advisor, and
spiritual leader of Temple Beth
Orr, Coral Springs, assisted at
the program.
Entertainers were Belle Guth-
man. Miriam Droplsin, Anne
Cheikes, Frances Weiss. Frances
Patronage, Lillian Ochstein,
Mitzie Foreman and Lee Spring.
Women who made gifts for dis-
tribution at the party were Ilsa
Waldheim. Anne Cheikes,
Dorothy Green, Mildred Getel-
man. Rosalind Moss and Estelle
Niemy.
Jennifer Statfeld is first at bat in the T-Ball game at the Jewish
Community Center of Fort Lauderdale Winter Vacation Camp.
She is coached by Counselor in Training Rhonda Maty as.
Waiting their turn at bat are: (L-R) Dorie Fishman, Nicole
Uchin, Kenneth Augen, Joel Augen, Sherri Goldberg, Alison
Levy and Todd Lynn, Jennifer Faerber, Matthew Koslow and
counselor Amanda Turk.
Preparing to light the Chanukah candles at The Gathering
Place, 8765 N.W. 57 St., Tamarac, are (left to right) Augusta
Heyman, Bill Heyman, Shirley Gafter, Martin Gafter and Irwin
Borkin.
Gathering Place Has a Holiday Party
.....____i Area Atrencv on Affinc wl
Mothers and grandmothers
were honored in a candlelighting
ceremony which opened the
Nutrition Site Chanukah pro-
gram and party at The Gathering
Place, 8765 N.W. 57 St.,
Tamarac.
The Gathering Place, an Adult
Friendship Center, sponsored by
the Jewish Community Center of
Fort Lauderdale, serves as a day
care center, recreation facility,
and one of three Broward County
kosher nutrition sites.
Dannv Levine and Sydell
Seidman provided entertainment,
followed by refreshments served
by day care supervisor Ann
Chestnut, Denise Black, Terry
Davis and Linda Moler.
Decorations were by Daymon
Walker.
Helen Nathan, senior adult
program coordinator, and John
Staley, senior adult programmer,
coordinate all JCC Senior Adult
Programs.
The Nutrition Project, funded
under the Older Americans Act,
is a part of the program of the
Area Agency on Aging which is
administered by Dr. Nan S.
Hutchison, executive director.
Director Richard K. Schwartz
coordinates the Service Agency
for Senior Citizens Nutrition Pro-
gram which has 31 nutrition sites
serving 2,500 Broward County
people daily.
SASCN staff members at-
tending the Chanukah party
included Bill Gasparovic, central
office coordinator: Jo Ann Miller.
area supervisor; Virginia Graff,
outreach worker; and Randy
Combs, community and resource
coordinator.
Climbing in and out of the indoor jungle gym at the Jewish
Community Center of Fort Lauderdale Winter Wonderland are
(L to R) Top Row: Matthew Koslow, Joel Augen, Kenneth
Augen. Waiting their turn are: (L to R) Eric Levy, Scott
Golden. Counselor in Training Michelle Bernstein.
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, January 19,1979
90 Seniors See 'Oklahoma' Jran VoWS End to Flow of Oil
From Miami Beach to Fort
Lauderdale to 'Oklahoma" a
gift of entertainment for 90 senior
citizens of the Jewish Com-
munity Center of Fort Lauder-
dale, was given by Barry Siegel,
vice president of American
Savings and Loan Association,
Miami Beach.
Siegel's donation enabled 90
"seniors" to see Agnes de
Mille's production, Oklahoma at
the Miami Beach Theatre of the
Performing Arts.
Arrangements for the show
were made by Vilma Bufman,
producer; and Eileen Holland,
assistant producer of Story
Theatre Productions, Inc., (a not
for profit corporation), Parker
Playhouse. Fort Lauderdale.
"Mrs. Bufman and I had felt
that our senior citizens were one
part of our audience that was not
being reached," explained Ms.
Holland.
Helen Nathan, JCC Senior
Adult Program Supervisor; and
John Staley, senior adult
programmer, coordinated the bus
transportation for the evening.
Comments from the par-
ticipants: Aaron Brown: "I liked
the show; the comedian, the
singing, the dancing; I just liked
all of it." Sol Brenner: "The show
was well presented, but much too
long." Lillian Brenner: "On the
whole, the production, the
costuming, the staging were very
good. "Curly's" voice was
marvelous, especially his diction,
even with the southern accent."
WECARE Blood Bank Drive
"Right now we have a severe
shortage of blood in Broward
County," declares Ida Chustek,
WECARE (With Energy
Compassion And Responsible
Effort) liaison between the
Jewish Community Center of
Fort Lauderdale, the Jewish Fed-
eration of Greater Fort Lauder-
dale and Temple Beth Israel of
Fort Lauderdale," so, mark your
calendar for Thursday, Feb. 8, for
the Broward Community Center
Blood Bank Drive."
The blood drive will be at
Temple Beth Israel, 7100 West
Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort
Lauderdale, between 2-7 p.m. All
blood donors will be eligible for
family protection.
Anyone requesting an advance
appointment for donation may
call Ida Chustek: 735-6093 or
Temple Beth Israel.
Prospective donors must be
between the ages of 17-60 and not
on any medications. However,
previous donors may be up to 65
years old and not taking any
medication.
PARIS (JTA) Iran will
cut off all oil to Israel "after the
advent of an Islamic republic" in
Iran, according to Iranian
refugees who have joined
Ayatullah Khoumeini, the exiled
Iranian religious leader who has
become the symbol of resistance
to the Shah, at his home in Neau-
phle-le-Chateau 25 miles south-
west from Paris.
These Iranians do not claim to
act as Khoumeini's spokesmen
but are known to be supporters
and close followers of his cause.
They say openly that "after we
win, not a drop of oil will go to
Israel," and add that Iran will
"join in the struggle to free the
Moslem holy places in Jerusalem
from Israeli rule."
KHOUMEINI has up to now
made only one statement on this
issue, confirming that oil ship-
ments to Israel will cease once a
new Islamic regime takes control.
Iran reportedly now supplies 70
percent of Israel's annual needs.
The exiled leader has refused to
discuss this question further and
has also rejected requests for
interviews from Israeli journal-
ists and representatives of
Jewish newspapers. Members of
his entourage, however, are quite
outspoken. Some assert that "all
Israelis will be chased out of
Iran" once the Shah is deposed
and accuse Israel of serving "as
the tool of American im-
perialism" in Iran.
The New York Times reported
that Khoumeini is quoted as
expressing anti-Jewish senti-
ments in a little known book
based on lectures delivered in
Persian in Iraq in 1970. The book,
Islamic Government, published
in Arabic and reportedly very
rare in the United States and
Iran, quotes him as expressing
"extreme hostility" against
JDC Official to Be Speaker
ADL Official Speaks at Banquet
Robert K. Nathan, national
chairman of the Society of
Fellows of the Anti-Defamation
Manor, purveyors of the Ethan
Allen line of furniture, has
become one of the major furniture
retailers in South Florida.
He was honored for his many
years of participation in civic,
communal and philanthropic
causes wherever he has resided.
Continued from Page 1
since 1950. While continuing to
direct the JDC programs in
Morocco. Haber shuttled back
and forth between Morocco and
Poland supervising the JDC
programs in both countries.
As a result of his frequent trips
to Poland, Haber became in-
timately acquainted with Jewish
life in Eastern Europe and is
regarded as an authority on
Jewish problems and needs in
that ana.
In 1958. Haber was assigned to
the European headquarters of
JDC in Geneva as assistant
ili rector-general and remained
there until December 1964, when
he was transferred to the JDC
headquarters in New York. He
was elected JDC Executive Vice
Chairman in 1967 following the
death of Charles H. Jordan in
Czechoslovakia.
Today Sam Haber is the
national chairman of the Hebrew-
University Associates Program.
Also, he is a vice president of the
Israel Education Fund of the
United Jewish Appeal. He is a
recipient of the Ben Mordecai
Award of the Yeshiva University.
The Israel Government awarded
Haber the "Al.KH" honor in
1974 in recognition of his services
to Israel prior to the establish-
ment of the State. The Hebrew
I nion College Jewish lnstituteof
Religion conferred on Mr. Haber
the degree ol Doctor of Humane
Letters, honoris causa, at the
culmination exercises in Los
Angeles. Aug. 19.1976.
Jews, whom he accuses of
"plotting against Islam" and
"preparing the way to rule over
the entire planet."
"In Teheran, Christian, Zionist
and Bahai missionary centers
issue their publications in order
to mislead people and to alienate
them from the teachings and
principles of religion," the book
says. "Is it not our duty to
demolish these centers?"
Approximately 80,000 Jews.
230.000 Christians and between
200.000 to 300.000 Bahai
members live in Iran.
ACCORDING to The Tim,,.
he is also quoted as saying in his
book: "From its very inception,
Islam has been afflicted by the
Jews. From the beginning, they
have launched their hostile ac-
tivity by distorting the good
name of Islam ..."
Medicare Seminar
Is Scheduled
A Medicare Seminar, to better
acquaint senior citizens with the
Medicare program and how to file
their claims, will be offered on
Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 2 to 3 p.m.
at the West Broward Branch of
1 he Broward County Library,
8601 W. McNab Rd.. Tamarac
This program is being presented
by Laurence H. Mervis, repre-
senting Steven Adams ..
Associates
All interested senior citizens
are invited to attend tins
seminar.
This program is being pre-
sented tree of charge, courte^ ol
the Broward County Libran
system.
I
Robert Nathan
League of B'nai B'rith Inter-
national and an economic con-
sultant, gave the keynote address
at the Torch of Liberty Award
Banquet honoring Jack Blau,
chairman of the Board of
Georgetowne Manor, Inc.
The event was Jan. 6 at the
Inverrary Country Club with Jay
Raddock, dinner chairman.
Michael and Lillian Davis were
last year's honorees.
Nathan, associated with ADL
for several decades, is president
of Robert K. Nathan Associates,
consulting economists of
Washington, D.C. In that
capacity he serves both in the
public and private sector as an
economic advisor to governments
throughout the free world, is an
author noted in his field, an
educator, government official,
and philanthropist. He is a long-
time personal friend of Blau, who
resided in Washington for many
years.
Blau, who founded George-
towne Manor after his retirement
in Florida, was one of the
nation's leading furniture mer-
chandisers in Washington. Under
his guidance, Georgetowne
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
PageS
CHAMAHWorks With Russian Emigres
i
t NEW YORK Some 3,000
recent Soviet immigrants to
Israel received Chanukah
menorahs, and a total of 10,000
gwiet olim participate in
( nanukah celebrations through-
out Israel under the auspices of
CHAMAH, an organization of
Soviet olim to help their fellow
immigrants. This was announced
by David Wassner, president of
\li\AV, Inc. and president of
CHAMAH in the United States.
According to Wassner. "Most
Soviet emigres have had little
exposure to any meaningful
Jewish experience. Thus a
majority choose western
countries over Israel as their des-
tmation when they leave Russia.
CHAMAH, which stands for
Chavurat Mezakei Harabim, is
an organization comprised ex-
clusively of Russian emigres who
have a deep commitment to
Jewish values and who have re-
d bringing others closer to their
f lew ish heritage.
Accordingly, all CHAMAH
Chanukah parties were con-
ducted in Russian and the spirit
,,f Chanukah was conveyed
through celebration, food and
ceremony as well as through
appropriate literature. All CHA-
Traffic is halted at the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station to permit
CHAMAH activists to distribute Chanukah supplies to Soviet
"olim".
MAH events are planned in a
way which will make the oleh
comfortable."
WASSNER NOTED that
"The Jewish Agency and official
Israeli bodies have been praising
CHAMAH for helping to lessen
the burdens of the absorption
process for Soviet olim, which
induces the olim to write to their
friends and relatives in the
USSR, encouraging them to
choose Israel as their destination.
"Throughout Israel, there is no
Soviet Jew who has not benefited
either materially, socially or
spiritually from CHAMAH,"
Wassner stated.
In the United States CHA-
MAH is supported by a broad
coalition of concerned Jews who
recognize the need for a self-help
organization like CHAMAH to
cope with the myriad problems
connected with Soviet Aliyah.
...But There's Still No Peace
U.S. Legislators Meet
With Israeli Leaders
JERUSALEM (JTA) A group of seven U.S
Congressmen arrived here from Cairo Monday and me:
with Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Defens
Minister Ezer Weizman before returning to W.shingtoi
The group, headed by Rep. Lawrence McDona! (D., Ga.
was on a mission to Egypt and Israel for I he Hous
Armed Services Committee.
Meanwhile, the Middle East News Agenr reporte
from Cairo that Prime Minister Mustaj> a Khal
presented U.S. Ambassador Hermann Eilts wi h a lettf
for Secretary of State Cyrus Vance stating Eg} pt's view
on the resumption of peace treaty negotia;ions wit!
Israel.
THE STATE Department's chief spokesman
Hodding Carter, told reporters in Washington last Fridaj
that there would not be any new developments in tht
Middle East peace negotiations until "the first or middk
part of next week.'*
He said, "We have not received a letter from the
Egyptians We have had responses from the Israelis
. But nothing is set."
One member of the Congressional group, Rep.
Donald Mitchell (R., N.Y.), was reported to have said
before he left Cairo that President Anwar Sadat made the
following declaration to the delegation: "I'm ready to sign
(a treaty with Israel) at this moment, right now. What is
happening in Turkey and Iran make it vital that we act
now."
Sadat was also quoted as saying that Iran "has
disappeared" as a buffer to Soviet influence in the Middle
East and urged the U.S. to supply Egypt with new
weapons to defend the region.
By DAVID LANDAU
IERUSALEM (JTA)
Israel has expressed its readiness
to hold further negotiations with
Egypt and with the United
Si ins on several key still-dis-
puled issues in the stalled,
nearly-concluded peace treaty
negotiations.
In a Cabinet communique
plainly designed to prompt
J* >\ ishington into renewed efforts
to resume the talks, Israel is
reiterating its willingness to
negotiate further on Article IV of
the draft peace treaty (the
review clause") and also on the
side letter" setting out
modalities for creation of the
Palestine autonomy.
THERE WAS also an ex-
pression of readiness to discuss
with the U.S. the interpretation
of the vexed and crucially
important Article VI (issue of
priority) of the draft treaty.
But in every case, the Cabinet
emphasized Israel's position,
originally enunciated by the
Cabinet on Dec. 15 after
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's
unsuccessful shuttle mission to
the area. Premier Menachem
Begin, reading out the decision,
stressed that the Cabinet was
reiterating the previous decision
(of Dec. 15) "in all its parts."

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That decision listed all of the
Eg) ptian demands, which were
effectively endorsed by Vance,
and specifically rejected them.
The Cabinet decision was
immediately conveyed to
Washington, and Israeli officials
said they now expected the U.S.
to step up its efforts to get the
talks restarted. The decision was
supported by 14 ministers. Israel
Radio said that Defense Minister
Ezer Weizman and Minister-
Without-Portfolio Chaim Landau
did not take part in the vote, and
Agriculture Minister Ariel
Sharon abstained.
THE REITERATED decision
expressed "Israel's readiness to
continue negotiations regarding
an agreed formulation of the
accompanying letter. ..." and
immediately added Israel's firm
view that the "side letter" should
contain no "target date" for the
holding of the autonomy elec-
tions, as Egypt (and the U.S.) are
seeking.
Similarly, the Cabinet decision
expressed specifically and this
is new, not having been men-
tioned in the Dec. 15 decision
readiness to hold further
negotiations on Article IV and
again immediately set out the
Israeli position rejecting any
"definitive, obligatory date
framework." (Egypt is seeking a
specific five-year deadline for a
mandatory "review" of the
security provisions in Sinai.)
On the interpretations to
Article VI, the Cabinet statement
endorsed a letter from Foreign
Minister Moshe Day an to Vance
three days earlier in which Dayan
had "totally rejected" the U.S.
interpretation of Article VI,
Paragraph 5.
THIS PARAGRAPH is the
"priority of obligations" clause.
The U.S. State Department legal
aide who helped draw up the
treaty, in a written opinion,
effectively updated Egypt's view
that the paragraph would not bar
Egypt from aiding a sister Arab
state that was attacked by Israel.
The second paragraph of
Article VI expressing a legal
severance between the peace
treaty and the Camp David
"framework" agreement on the
Palestinian issue is also in
dispute. The Cabinet, in its
decision, appeared to indicate
that it would be ready for more
talks with the U.S. on both
disputed paragraphs.
In this connection, too,
though, the Cabinet reiterated
firmly Israel's own unlimited"
interpretation of Article VI, thus
setting out in clear terms, in
advance of the hoped-for further
negotiations. Israel's strong
position on this key issue of
dispute.
IN ALL, the Cabinet decision
represented something of a
softening, in tone if not in
content, of the Israeli position
relative to the brusque and angry
statement issued following
Vance's mission.
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Friday, January 19.1979
Area Organizations Events
MARGATE WOMEN'S
LEAGUE
The Margate Chapter of
Women League for Israel will
hold it- membership meeting on
Tuesday Ian. 30 at the Catherine
Young ibrary Auditorium in
David irk, Margate, at 12:30
p.m. A -ilm will be presented by
Karl Nagel, world traveler and
cinemat rapher. Members and
friends re invited. Refreshments
will hp s \ cH
SUNRISE JEWISH CENTER
The installation of the 1979
slate of .Ificers for the Sunrise
Jewish C enter, 8049 West Oak-
land Park Blvd., will take place
Thursday. Jan. 25 at 7:30p.m.
To be sworn in will be the
following members: Hy Solof,
presiden.; Aaron Grossman,
Irving Steinhaus, and Sol
Dershowu... vice presidents; Abe
Goldman. financial secretary:
Julius Weiss, treasurer; Max
Lustig, ecording secretary.
Eighteen trustees also will be
installed
Local ,'nitaries will make up
the tearr I installing officers. A
collation -vill follow the com-
pletion oi lie ceremonies.
NA" \NYA PIONEER
WOMEN
Natanyu Pioneer Women will
meet on V >nday, Jan. 22 at noon
in the Ik. inza Restaurant, East
Atlantic boulevard, Margate.
Plans for -\e coming months will
be annou ed. Friends of Pioneer
Women a- invited to attend.
BRIDGE LESSONS
The Sisterhood of Temple
Emanu-El again will sponsor a
series of five intermediate bridge
lessons at Temple Emanu-El,
3245 W. Oakland Park
Boulevard, on Monday after-
noons, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Jan. 22,
29 and Feb. 2, 9 and 16.
NORTH BROW ARD
NCJW
The North Broward Section of
National Council of Jewish
Women will present Ann Acker-
man who will review Full Dis-
closure, a novel by William
Safire. The meeting will be held
at Temple Beth Israel, 7100 West
Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, on
Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 12:45 p.m.
The public is invited.
ROYAL PLANTATION
ORT
Royal Plantation ORT is plan-
ning an afternoon of theatre and
luncheon at the Oakland Park
Dinner Theatre on Wednesday,
Jan. 31, 11:30 a.m. A gourmet
luncheon is included in the ad-
mission price. The play is Lovers
and Other Strangers. Call
Barbara at 741-0591 to make
reservations. Deadline is Jan. 25.
Mabel Pavlicek, area bridge
teacher, will conduct the class
which features learning to play
bridge, bidding, and defense, by
playing especially prepared
hands, followed by analysis and
explanation. For further in-
formation, call Phyllis Botoff,
Elfriede Colin, or Mabel Pavlicek.
AT TEMPLE
EMANU-EL
Adult education classes
resumed on Jan. 16 at Temple
Emanu-El of Fort Lauderdale.
They will continue every Tuesday
night at 8 through Feb. 27.
The Men's Club of Temple
Emanu-El has a special speaker
for their breakfast on Sunday,
Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. Dr. Bernard
Schecterman, professor and
former chairman of the Political
and Public Affairs Department at
the University of Miami, will
speak on the Mideast situation.
Dr. Schechterman is a
specialist in international
relations and American foreign
policy as well as Mideast affairs.
He has been a consultant and
lecturer for the Departments of
State, Defense, HEW, and the
I sraeli foreign ministry. He is the
editor and editorial consultant for
Journal of Political Science and
Middle Eos t Review.
For information, call Temple
office.
On Friday, Jan. 26, at Temple
Emanu-El, Sisterhood of Temple
Emanu-El will present a creative
Sabbath Service. The theme will
be "The Role of Women in
Judaism." Services will begin at
8:15 p.m., and refreshments will
be served after services. Chair-
persons are Josephine Newman
and Leona Mills. The community
is invited to attend.
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
MARGATE CHAPTER/.
Margate B'nai B'rith WAien
Chapter 1524 are sponsoring a
luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 31
at the Margate Jewish Center at
6101 N.W. 9th St., Margate, at
12:30 p.m. No tickets will be sold
at the door. Phone Ann Tobin at
971-7085 or Thelma Olitzky at
972-8253 for reservations.
Rochelle Baltuch
TEMPLE SHOLOM
SISTERHOOD
Rochelle Baltuch, Florida
Branch vice president and Torah
Fund chairman, was the guest
speaker at the annual Torah
Fund-Residence Halls luncheon,
sponsored by Temple Sholom
Sisterhood of Pompano Beach.
The luncheon was held Jan. 16
at Temple Sholom Social Hall.
Fran Sindell is Torah Fund chair-
man, Ethyl Goodman, Frieda
Eiseman and Mildred Goldstein
are vice chairmen, with Helen
Ruben as program vice president.
The occasion also marked the
80th birthday of Ida Levey, past
Torah Fund chairman. Rochelle
Stenn, Sisterhood president,
offered a brief dramatic tribute as
part of the occasion.
Irene Sholk, Florida Branch
president of Women's League for
Conservative Judaism, also was a
guest.
Mrs. Baltuch has held many
positions on behalf of Judaism in
Florida. She is past president of
Adath Yeshurun Sisterhood of
North Miami Beach. She serves
on the Board of Directors of her
Synagogue, as well as the Edu-
cation and Religious Committee
and is a Hebrew School teacher.
Mrs. Baltuch reported on the
progress of the Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary of America.
Rhea Lipson and her com-
mittee prepared the gourmet
luncheon.
THRIFT SHOP
Women's League for Israel
North Broward Chapters are
operating a permanent Thrift
Shop at 3272 N. State Road 7,
corner Oakland Park Blvd. near
the Reef Theatre. The shop is
open Tuesday through Friday 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Merchandise is
needed, and tax receipts are
given. Cela Engelmeyer of Mar-
gate Chapter heads the
operation.
CORAL RIDGE ORT
Women'8 American ORT,
Coral Ridge Chapter, will meet
Jan. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at Lauder-
dale Lakes City Hall. A group of
harmonica players called "The
Well Known Unknown" will
perform. Refreshments will be
served.
BEN GURION
HADASSAH
Ben Gurion Chapter of
Hadassah in Delray will sponsor
an Oneg Shabbat at Temple
Emeth, W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray, on Friday evening, Jan.
19. Members and congregants are
invited to attend.
FORT LAUDERDALE
B'NAI B'RITH
Fort Lauderdale Lodge 1438
B'nai B'rith will hold its January
meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24
at 8 p.m. at the Women's Club of
Wilton Manors, 600 N.E. 21st
Court, Fort Lauderdale. The
featured attraction will be the
"Chosen Children of Broward,'
led by Cantor Neu of Temple
Beth Israel. This group of 22
children, accompanied by their
own orchestra, sing Israeli and
English songs. Wives and friends
are welcome.
B'NAI B'RITH
BLUE STAR LODGE
A meeting of B'nai B'rith Blue
Star Lodge 2912 will be held Jan.
21 at 9:30 a.m. at Tamarac
Jewish Center, 9101 N.W. 57 St.,
Tamarac.
David Krantz will talk on a
B'nai B'rith Safari in South
Africa. Hy Sirota, past president
of South Broward Council, will
attend. A check will be presented
to the Salvation Army of monies
collected by B'nai B'rith
volunteers. Breakfast will be
served. New members are
welcome.
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
B'nai B'rith Women, Fort
Lauderdale Chapter 345, will
have a luncheon and card party
Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Golden
Palace, 3801 N. University Drive,
Sunrise.
KRETCHMAN POST
JEWISH WAR VETERANS
William Kretchman Post 730
Jewish War Veterans of Fort
Lauderdale will hold its monthly
meeting on Monday, Jan. 22 at
7:30 p.m. at Whiting Hall 6767
N.W. 24 St., Sunrise. New
members and transferees are
invited. For further information
contact Artie Horowitz.
DISABLED VETERANS
Disabled American Veterans
Chapter 138 of Plantation will
hold its monthly meeting on
Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at
the Plantation Community Cen-
ter, 5555 Palm Tree Drive Road.
New members and transferees are
invited. For further information
contact Artie Horowitz.
BOOKS ARE NEEDED
The Fort Lauderdale Pompano
Beach Chapter of Brandeis Uni-
versity National Women's Com-
mittee needs used books,
magazines and records for their
fourth annual "New Books For
Old" Sale which will be held on
March 16 and 17 at the Lakes
Mall. All contributions are tax-
deductible. The proceeds from
this sale will be used to buy new
books for the library at Brandeis
University which is the only
Jewish-sponsored non-sectarian
university. Call 565-7101 or 941-
2064 for book pick-up and further
information.
Co-chairmen Jack Stein and Robert D. Rapaport review
conference plans with Rabbi Seymour Friedman. The conclave,
sponsored by United Synagogue of America, will take place
Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood.
United Synagogue Conclave
Focuses on Jews in South
A conference dedicated to
examining and enriching Jewish
lives in the south will take place
on Sunday, Feb. 11 at the
Diplomat Hotel. Hollywood.
The theme of the event will be
"The Jewish Adult in the
South," focusing on the oppor-
tunities and challenges facing
adults transplants in the Sun-
shine state.
National Jewish leaders and
scholars will be addressing the
three main workshops of the
conference on such Florida-
related subjects as: What are you
doing the rest of your lives?;
Cultural enrichment for the
better life in the south; and The
Extra Dimensions of spiritual
experience. g
The conference is expected to
attract Jews from Dade. Broward
and Palm Beach counties who
will share their thoughts and
experiences with the experts.
It is estimated that there are
some 600.000 Jews now living in
the Tri-County area. It is to this
growing number that United
Synagogue hopes to direct its
energies and concerns with the
goal of "improved socialization,
broader educational oppor-
tunities and spiritual fulfill-
ment."
Temple Helps Local Needy
Temple Sholom of Pompano Beach recently completed a
successful Bazaar and Rummage Sale, according to chairman
Alyce Arrick.
At the completion of the sale. Mrs. Arrick set aside hun-
dreds of dollars worth of new clothing and shoes and many
articles of used merchandise to help the poor and needy of the
community. *
Among the many recipients of these gifts were The Sun-
shine Health Center of Pompano Beach, an organization which
services the needs of the migrant workers; the Charles R. Drew
Elementary School, located in an underprivileged area; and the
Pompano Beach Garden Club, a local charitableVganizkSn
Mrs. Arrick and her committee thank all the donors who
made this possible.
Plantation Jewish
Congregation Events
On Jan. 19 there will be a
Sabbath service at 8:15 p.m. at
Plantation Jewish Congregation.
There also will be a book review
on My Life: Golda Meir. It will
mark the end of a traditional 30-
day mourning period for Golda
Meir.
Jan. 24 marks the beginning of
the second semester of the adult
education courses. The two
courses offered are "Conver-
sational Hebrew," taught by
Morris Ezry, educational
director; and "Reformed
Judaism," taught by Rabbi
Sheldon J. Harr.
On Jan. 26 at 8:15 p.m. there
will be a special Sabbath Service
in honor of Soviet Jewry. It will
be a creative service written by
Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr with
special prayers and songs. The
guest speaker that evening will
be Shelly Solomon, director of
Russian Resettlement Program
of the Jewish Family Service of
Broward County. Ms. Solomon *
will discuss resettlement of
Russian Jews in the area.
Board Meeting Rabbi Labowitz at Rabbinical Assembly
Forty-five women from
throughout the U.S., including
Mildred Weiss of Deerfield
Beach, attended the national
board meeting of Pioneer Women
in New York. Among the
speakers was Yigal Alton, former
Prime Minister of Israel, and
chairman of the World Labor
Zionist Movement. The women
discussed their programs in
Israel and planned their national
convention to be held in
Jerusalem next year.
Class on Prophets
Rabbi Dr. Solomon Geld,
spiritual leader of the Margate
Jewish Center, has started a class
on the Prophets Thursdays at 8
p.m. at the Center. The public is
invited to join this class. Infor-
mation may be obtained from the
office.
Rabbi Phillip A. Labowitz,
spiritual leader of Temple Beth
Israel, Fort Lauderdale, will be
among the 600 Rabbis attending
the 1979 convention of the Rab-
binical Assembly to be held in
Los Angeles at the end of
January.
Rabbi Labowitz will be among
the participants in discussions of
such problems as the changing
life styles in such areas as the
status of women and the Rab-
binate.
In discussing his attendance at
the convention Rabbi Labowitz
said: "No Rabbi is an entity unto
himself. Though there may be
matters of individual conscience
in which I may disagree with my
colleagues, generally after study
discussion and consultation, we
agree on the basic guidelines and
parameters for Conservative
Judaism. This is as it should be
in any viable dynamic movement
religious or otherwise."
Rabbi, Mrs. Skop to be Honored
Rabbi and Mrs. Morris A
Skop of Temple Sholom of
Pompano Beach will be honored
following services on Friday
evening, Jan. 19.
. *">* Oneg Shabbat is being
Sud byuMrs" Iris Neidi<* and
children honoring Rabbi and
Mrs. Skop "in gratitude for their
many kindnesses and help during
the past few years."


r, January 19,1979
The Jewish Fbridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
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Religious Revolution
4
Get Stoned in India Or Become a Yeshiva Jew
By MARTIN HOFFMAN
Some of them are graduates of
/ietnam; others the young elite
If upper Manhattan; still others
re lawyers, electricians, sociolo-
ists, dropouts, and Harvard
initiates riddled with meta-
ysics.
They have inhabited incense
iinted rooms chanting melodies
a minor key, traveled the
Coastal route to LA, joined major
Corporations, pharmaceutical
companies, transcendental medi-
ation and encounter groups. Ju-
daism is usually the last stop.
I WENT down South in the
sixties.'* said a former political
[activist. "I carried the signs,
Isang the songs, and got my head
hashed in for the blacks .
'Judaism? A wash-out Myron
I Cohen and my neighbor down the
Iblock, the yenta. There was my
(Judaism."
For the generation nourished
Ion rock and roll, radial tires, and
[jaded photos of the Hitler years,
Judaism has remained, until
I recently, an antiquated and
[annoying mythology generated
[by temple socials and anti-
Semites. The concept of a Reve-
lation, a Chosen People, and a
Jewish destiny had no place in
the psychic space of a rock
musician who screamed: "We
want the world, and we want it
now!"
Yet in spite of the health food
books and liberation movements.
spiritual poverty was rampant. It
is because of this spiritual need
that an unusual thing has been
happening. The Jewishness of the
young generation, the post-Viet-
nam kids, has begun to emerge.
FOR SOME, it was perhaps
merely because ethnic identity
was in. For others, it came with
the terrorist attacks on Israel,
assassinations in Munich, im-
prisonment in Russian jails. But
'for the frustrated and the rest-
less, it is usually manifest as a
vague emotion that steers them
toward Israel.
"}, djdn*t know what else to
do," said a pre-med student. "My
peers were too cool about
Judaism, my grandfathers gen-
eration was too remote, and my
father's had watered it down. If
Israel didn't pan out, I was going
to go to India and get stoned."
In an age of the catered Bar
Mitzvah, the acquisition of an
Orthodox education in America is
an unorthodox process. The
majority of American Jews get
their schooling in secular pro-
grams and those who decide to
explore the territory of tradi-
tional yeshivot find them inac-
cessible since these schools ac-
commodate primarily those
brought up in Orthodox families
not as a matter of discrimina-
tion, but simply the way a uni-
versity cannot accommodate an
applicant who has not learned to
read and write. There has just
been no program in yeshivot to
teach fundamentals.
THE RESPONSE to this is a
new type of yeshiva that provides
instruction for those with little or
no Jewish education. The
principle architect is Rabbi
Noach Weinberg, an unusual
combination of force and
tranquility who has got four of
these yeshivot going within the
last decade. Located around
Jerusalem, they have provided a
desperately needed opening for
English-speaking Jews vascillat-
ing between Tel Aviv beaches
and Tibetan mountain ranges.
"The first yeshiva I started,
Mevaseret Yerushalayim, had
only five students in it," said
Rabbi Weinberg. His latest one,
Aish HaTorah, is located in the
Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's
Old City, and also began with a
handful of students. But since
then, "We've had over 8,000
people pass through here in the
last four years. Even if they don't
buy God," he said, "they discover
tools for living, a Jewish identity,
and self-respect as Jews."
Along with the success of
Rabbi Weinberg's yeshivot,
others with similar golas have
opened, built to accommodate
different tastes and tem-
peraments from the counter-cul-
ture to the ultra-Orthodox.
THE AGE of the students
varies from 18 to 65, yet most are
in their twenties with some
college experience, and the routes
they take to the yeshiva are of
infinite variety. They get there
because a friend mentions a place
that gives free food and lodging
in exchange for attendance at a
few classes.
Or they stumble onto a sign in
the Jewish Quarter that says: "If
you haven't been to a yeshiva,
you haven't been to Israel."
Sometimes they are invited to
spend a Sabbath with a religious
family and from there to Aish
HaTorah is a single step. But
whatever the route, the entry into
the yeshiva is startling and
unexpected.
"It looks so innocent," said a
student from California. "You're
looking at these guys in their
yarmulkas. their whole library
occupies a few shelves and you
think: I studied under one of the
best philosophy professors in
North America. What could these
guys tell me about anything?"
"It's an attack of reality, "said
a 28-year-old veteran traveler. "I
wanted to go back home and
report that yes, I'd had a Jewish
experience, thank you. But that
experience is so immense and
encompassing, the antithesis of
everything I'd ever thought and
believed. It threw me headlong
into Jewishness."
ANOTHER SAID: There
was no transition. One moment, I
was outside; then as suddenly I
was in there arguing existen-
tialism with someone who looked
like he'd never opened an English
book in his life."

Totality of commitment at Aish HaTorah
The Judaism of the catered Bar
Mitzvah is gone, and what faces
the new student is 5,000 years of
triumph and sorrow, wisdom,
legal codes, Hebrew and Aramic
that reach through the years to
the desert, Babylon, Egypt.
"I had only one question for
them," said a former Reverend
Moon disciple. "It's enough of a
hassle just being a human being.
Be Jewish yet? That's asking for
a kick in the groin."
What finally emerged for him,
as it has for others, was the
realization that Judaism has an
integrity that cannot be
dismissed once the prejudices are
shattered those distorted
images of ghettos and fanatic old
men that render the beauty of
Torah inaccessible.
'The Ugly Israeli' Emerges I
JERUSALEM (JTA) There is hardly a single
public telephone of the 4,000 or so situated in streets and
other public places that has not been vandalized, ac-
cording to senior officials at the Communications
Ministry.
Receivers are ripped out, coin boxes are smashed
open and looted and the booths themselves are wrecked.
In many cases, after repeated attacks, the Ministry is
forced to remove the facility permanently, putting up a
notice in its place to the effect that the removal was
caused by repeated acts of hooliganism, the officials said.
ACCORDING TO the officials, the Ministry lost
some IL 8 million annually as a result of phone van-
dalism. They said that the task of preventing these acts is
too vast for police to handle. It was, one official claimed,
part of a much broader issue of "the ugly Israeli."
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fgrt Lauderdale
Friday. January 19,1979
Rabbi William Berkowitz, president of the Jewish National Fund, presents a pipe to Israel
Ambassador Simcha Dinitz upon completion of his five-years of service in the United
States. Dinitz, well known as a pipe-smoker, salutes Rabbi Berkowitz with the hope that
this be the 'pipe of peace.'_____________________________
Headlines
Univ. of Virginia Law Dean Leaves Yeshiva
Monrad G. Paulsen, who left the deanship at
the University of Virginia School of Law three
years ago to establish the nation's first law school
under Jewish auspices, Benjamin N. Cardozo
School of Law of Yeshiva University, will be leav-
ing Cardozo July 1 to return to his professorial
chair at Virginia.
Dr. Norman Lamm, president of Yeshiva Uni-
versity, said that in accordance with discussions
held between him and Dean Paulsen, a 14-member
Search Committee would be formed to seek a suc-
cessor to Dean Paulsen, who will serve as chair-
man of the committee.
"The 14.5 per cent increase by the OPEC
nations shows, once again, that President Car-
ter's efforts to appease the Arab States into
holding down the price of oil by pressuring Israel
is a failure," say Julius Berman, president of the
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of
America, and Fred Ehrman, chairman of its Israel
Commission.
They term Carter's current policies "a complete
disaster. Not only has his support for Egypt's
new demands undermined the once bright hopes
for a peace treaty, but today's price rise has dis-
credited the economic basis for his strategy."
The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
has called upon President Carter to ease the
restrictions for the admission of some 15,000
homeless Cambodians now in refugee camps in
Thailand.
ADL's national commission unanimously
adopted a six-point resolution on Cambodia
calling on the President to "direct the Attorney
General to use his parole authority" to admit the
refugees.
The first Washington concert in 16 years by the
national choir of Israel, Rinat, at the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was
interrupted by a bomb threat. After a 35-minute
interruption while police searched the Center and
found nothing, the choir of 22 women and 18 men
rewarded the 1,000 members of the audience with
three encores.
The Israeli Government will issue a special
postage stamp to commemorate 100 years of
ORT's vocational and technical operations
throughout the world, according to Mrs. Ruth
Eisenberg, national president of Women's Amer-
ican ORT, who said that ORT's country-wide
network of 95 schools in Israel was the largest
single ORT program in 22 countries of operation.
She stated that upwards of 55,000 students
enroll in ORT-Israel's schools annually and that
more than 150,000 Israelis have graduated from
ORT-Israel since it was established in 1949. A
quarter of a million Israelis, or one-sixth of the
entire work force, studied in ORT schools.
The American Jewish Congress has called on
the Toy Manufacturers of America to follow the
lead of the West German Toy Retailer's Associa-
tion in recommending a ban on the sale of war
toys bearing Nazi insignia. The ban would include
replicas of arms, pistols, guns, rockets, shells,
military vehicles, tanks, aircraft, warships, and
all packaging showing combat.
Julius Schatz, director of the American Jewish
Congress' Commission on Jewish Life and
Culture, called the German toy retailers' action "a
heartening act of moral responsibility."
He noted that it followed an intensive cam-
paign by German church groups to prohibit the
sale of swastika-emblazoned toys, widely sold not
only to collectors but to young children.
Rabbi Bernard Rosensweig, president of the
Rabbinical Council of America, which represents
1,000 Orthodox Rabbis serving in all parts of the
United States and Canada, has announced the
appointment of Rabbi Abner Weiss, spiritual
leader of the Riverdale Jewish Center, New York,
N.Y., as chairman of the Torah Convocation of'
the Rabbinical Council of America.
Rabbi Rosensweig also appointed Rabbi
Bertram A. Leff, spiritual leader of Congregation
Beth Sholom, Washington, D.C., as co-chairman.
The Committee for the Rescue of Syrian Jewry
has reported that Syria has reimposed travel
restrictions on Jewish residents. In a telegram to
President Carter, Abe Dwok, committee
president, said the committee urged the President
to call on President Assad of Syria "to respect
Syria's obligation under the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and grant the
Jewish minority equal treatment, including
freedom of movement within the country and
their right to emigrate."
Early last month, 33 young Jewish couples met
for a weekend in a Catskill mountain hotel to plan
a life for themselves in the wilds of Israel's Arava
desert.
Coming from all corners of North America and
possessing a wide range of professional
backgrounds, the group intends to build a
moshav, a cooperative community of family
farms, which will grow winter crops for export to
Europe. Moshav Edan will arise out of the desert
about 55 kilometers south of the Dead Sea.
Though the moshav is communally structured,
it differs from a kibbutz in that each family works
its own land and earns its own profits from the
soil.
Lord Edwin Herbert Samuel, son of the first
High Commissioner of Palestine and a mentor of
the Israeli civil service, died in Jerusalem at the
age of 80 while taking his daily walk through the
Jerusalem quarter of Rehavia.
Samuel was born in London in 1898, son of
Herbert Samuel, then leader of the Liberals, later
the first commissioner. He studied at Oxford and
served during World War I as officer in the
British army. In 1918, he arrived in Palestine as
liaison officer between the Jewish population here
and General Allenby's headquarters in
Jerusalem.
Shortly^ after Samuel joined the Jewish
volunteers and became an instructor in the 40th
Jewish Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. After his
discharge he helped out on the back-breaking
road building in the Galilee, and then began his
50-year-old civil service career. It was in that
period that he married Hadassah, daughter of the
writer Yehuda Gur (Grasowsky).
Profile
Win the Real
Pope Please Stand?.
rnnnnfjitinns of manv chapters of
ByTULLIAZEVI
London Chronicle Syndicate
"This seems to be a good year
for exported Poles: Karol
Wojtyla has become a Pope,
Singer and Begin have won Nobel
Prizes," an Italian Left-wing
politician noted for his wit said as
1978 came to an end.
The new Pope's complex and
fascinating personality actor,
sportsman, workman,
philosopher, theologian, poet.
resistance Bghter, defender of
church rights vis-a-vis Com-
munist leaders, and cherished
shepherd of souls keeps
arousing interest throughout the
world.
ALSO IN Communist circles,
Pope John Paul Us stature and
moral integrity are
acknowledged. Krakow's
Communist Party secretary,
whom the town's former Arch
bishop always refused to meet, is
reported having replied to
inquiries from Italian Com-
munists on the new Pope: "He is
an enemy. As such, the worst
thing that can be said of him is
that his reputation is unassail-
able. He is absolutely irreproach-
able, both privately and as a
public figure."
Communists seem to find con-
solation in the assumption that
he mignt be good for the Arabs."
Giancarlo Pajetta, often con-
sidered his Party's "Foreign
Minister," was quoted as telling
an Arab Ambassador in Rome:
"You can be glad. With a Polish
Pope there are good chances that
anti-Semitism might well be
represented at the Vatican.
Moreover, you can be sure that
on issues like the status of
Jerusalem he will not easily give
in."
And how about the Jews?
What answers are they finding to
their traditional question: "good
or bad" for them?
IN A well-wishing message
after his election, the Union of
Italian-Jewish Communities
stated: "Italian Jews are con-
scious of your tenacious defense
of civil rights, and express
solidarity for your renewed
pledge to strive for peace, justice
and human solidarity in the spirit
of the Vatican Ecumenical
Council, of which the document
Nostra Aetate is a relevant part.'
It was meant to manifest the
hope that he would pursue the
Catholic-Jewish dialogue, and
would spur the implementation
also of the Ecumenical Council's
document on the Jews," aimed at
erasing anti-Jewish prejudice
from Catholic mentality.
Since the election of John Paul
II, Polish Catholic circles appear
sensitive to apprehensions ex-
pressed by Jewish sources
stemming from the anti-Semitic
connotations of many chapte
Poland's remote and recent
history.
THEY REACTED angrily, for
instance, to an article published
in the Oct. 18 issue of the
Jerusalem Post. It said the
history of relations between the
Catholic church and Polish Jewry
included some clamorous black
chapters. and recalled the
tolerance and. at times, the
encouragement of anti-Semitism
toward lews returning to Poland
after the H locaust. It suggested
the peopli take a "clear and un-
ambiguous" stand i >r t he issue to
reassure t!.' Je
"Stupid" was the term used by
Juliusz Stroynowski, to define
the Jerusalem Post article during
an interview with this correspon-
dent. He is a former professor of
history of religions at Warsaw >
University, and since he
emigrated in 1969, professor of
oriental history at the University
of Koln, West Germany.
He termed false and of-
fensive" the anti-Semitic charges
against Pope John Paul II. which
could be read between the lines of
the article, and said they were
dangerous because they were
bound to be exploited by Polish
Communists. He said reports
were already circulating that
Polish authorities were planning
to start a campaign charging
Israel with attacking "their"
Pope.
THERE IS in fact evidence
that Pope John Paul II "s record
during the Nazi occupation of
Poland was "clear and unambi-
guous." He is reported to have
helped Jewish families to get out
of the ghettoes, and to have
supplied them with new identities
and hiding places. Surviving
Jewish compatriots of the Pope
said in Rome that he had been a
member of a clandestine
organization called Zycie (Life),
which was later discovered by the
Gestapo, forcing young Wojtyla
into hiding.
One of the closest associates
and long-time friends of Karol
Wojtyla is Dr. Jerzy Turowicz,
editor-in-chief of Tygodnik
Powszechny, Poland's leading
Catholic weekly. which he
founded in Krakow 33 years ago.
From the group gravitating
around the magazine stemmed
after 1956 the Znak (Sign)
Militant Catholic Movement.
"Cardinal Wojtyla was always
our protector," Dr. Turowicz
said.
Anti-Semitism in Poland?
"There was some before the
war, but perhaps less than what
is being said in America. I
suspect that the TV series,
Holocaust, was made by people
who were never in Poland. The
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Page 13
Iran's Jews See Their
Still Karol Wojtyla
Favored Position Eroding wm Real J-J gjgj Stmd Up?
Continued from Page 4
projects.
THE PROGRESS in the
Iranian economy has taken place
L a context of rapid trans-
formation that included efforts
-at major social change, including
fland reform, that eliminated
[feudal land ownership, and a
[general drive to a modern,
|\\ eternized economy that has
[challenged and alienated the
[traditional Shi'ite Moslem
[conservative elements.
Whatever regime ultimately
Replaces th current military
LouTnment of Shah Mohammed
pii/,i 1'ahlevi will have to pay
|o>n-iderably more attention to
'fundamentalist Moslem views
Ithan has been the case until now.
Another troubling factor is the
influence of the radical leftist
roups whose basic orientation is
jnti Western and anti-Israel. Too
ate are the Shah's measures to
oot out corruption and punish
officials found guilty of torture
and other alleged abuses of
awer. They have not met the
(demands of Iranian students,
[intellectuals, and other middle
[class elements which have joined
1 with the extremists in attacking
ItheShah.
The open militancy displayed
by the extremists of the right and
loft has caused the Jewish com-
munity to feel more
psychologically inhibited and to
' fear that their improved position
and freedom under the Shah are
I coming to an end.
THERE ARE clear signs of a
I degenerating popular attitude
toward Jews, with a negative
impact on relations with Israel.
I I'm example, when in the first
riots Iranian troops fired on
Students, the false report quickly-
spread throughout the country
I that the soldiers who fired must
have been part of an Israeli army
I sent to help the Shah, for no
Iranian would conceivably fire
I upon a fellow Iranian.
The open militancy dis-
played by the extremists
of the right and left ha
caused the Jewish
s
com-
munity to feei more
chologically inhibited
Recently, Moslem officials in
one earthquake-ravaged town
spurned relief supplies sent by
the Jewish community of
Teheran, and in certain cities, like
Isfahan, Jewish community
leaders have reported that some
Moslems simply will not eat in
restaurants that have served
Jewish clients, for fear of
"contamination." Isfahan always
has been a particularly funda-
mentalist stronghold, but one
cannot but be concerned at any
revival of a view that regards
Jews as inferior.
This traditional discriminatory
attitude was one of the factors
that led Jews to come down from
the more backward and remote
villages in recent years and move
to the major cities and from there
to flock to Teheran, where one
finds about three-quarters of the
80,000 Jews in the country.
Shiraz has about 8,000 and
Isfahan less than 4,000 a
decline from 15,000 in 1948.
THE HOSTILE attitude
among the religious fundamenta-
lists to Israel and toward Jews
who support Israel is illustrated
by a comment made recently to
visiting journalist Joseph Kraft
by Ayatollah Shariat-Maderi, the
religious leader of Qum, a holy
city near Teheran. In response to
a question on the treatment of
religious minorities, the
Ayatollah said that they would
be treated equally with Moslems,
"unless they become a fifth
column working for interests
outside the country. For in-
stance, the Jews would be ac-
cepted as Jews, but not as
dt lenders of Zionist aggression."
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Poles. Three million of them were
killed, like the Jews. From this
common tragedy a new solidarity
was born. I know of people who
were anti-Semitic before the war,
and later during the Nazi oc-
cupation paid with their lives for
help they had given to Jews.
WILL THE Vatican establish
diplomatic relations with Israel
under the new Pope?
"Who knows?" Dr. Turowicz
said. "Pope John Paul II has a
prophetic vision of the church's
role in the world. But in-
ternational political problems are
new to him. and he needs time to
learn. He is not a revolutionist,
and will not hasten to change
everything. I do not believe he
will take some decision very soon
on the Middle East, but I am
optimistic about the future. I
would say that chances that he
may visit Lebanon are 50-50."
And how about Jerusalem?
"There is nothing in the Pope's
life since his childhood which
could be criticized. There are
facts proving that absolutely
nothing in his life can possibly
arouse uneasiness in the Jewish
community." He said he felt sure
that the Pope would soon grant
an audience to representatives of
United States Jews.
"He never spoke about the
issue. His problems in Krakow
were the church's relations with
the Polish State, not with the rest
of the world. Probably, the
solution he would prefer, in
theoretical terms, would be an
internationalization of the Holy
City. However, the Pope is a
realist." Dr. Turowicz concluded.
APPREHENSIONS con
cerning the new Pope's attitude
toward the Jews are "totally
unfounded" according to Polish-
born Dr. Karl Lichten, B'nai
B'rith representative in Rome.
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Friday, January 19,1979
Hawaiian Gardens Night in Israel Set
The annual Hawaiian Gardens
V Night in Israel will take place
Tuesday, Jan 23, at 8 p.m. in the
Phase V Recreation Hall, it was
announced by Larry Feigen-
baum, chairman.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Rosenkrantz will be the
recipients of the Israel Solidarity
Award. They have been active on
behalf of many communal
organizations and the State of
Israel. Rosenkrantz's activities
include the B'nai B'rith, Knights
of Pythias, the Jewish War
Veterans, as well as State of
Israel Bonds and the Jewish
Federation. He recently served as
president of the Hawaiian
Gardens Phase V and has been
awarded the Polly Allen
Memorial Award as an out-
standing citizen of Lauderdale
Lakes. His civic involvement
includes membership on the
Broward County Committee of
Community Development, and he
has served on numerous other
committees dealing with parks,
recreation and consumer affairs.
Mrs. Rosenkrantz is a member
of Pioneer Women, Hadassah,
Deborah and B'nai B'rith and is
president of Hawaiian Gardens
Phase V Ladies Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rosenkrantz
Oriole Gardens Salute to Israel Brunch
Residents of the Aragon Condominium and the State of Israel
Bonds Organization honored Harry Feldman (center) with the
Israel Solidarity Award at a Night in Israel held recently.
Feldman received the honor for many years of work on behalf of
the Jewish people in this country and in Israel. Making the
presentation are (from left) Lillian Mines, Clara Feldman,
Florence Israel and Emil Cohen, who was guest entertainer.
Lillian Wadler has been named
to receive the Israel Solidarity
Award at the annual Salute to
Israel Brunch, to take place
Sunday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. at the
Oriole Gardens Phase II rec-
reation hall under the auspices of
the Oriole Gardens Phase II
Israel Bonds committee.
Ms. Wadler, a longtime sup-
porter of the State of Israel, has
been chairman of the Israel
Bonds drive at Oriole Gardens
Phase II for the past two years.
She is first vice president and
serves as a director of the Social
Club and is a member of the
Lillian Wadler
Sisterhood of Beth Hillel and
Hadassah.
Emil Cohen, star of television
and leading hotel nightclubs, will
be a special guest entertainer.
Heading the committee are
Ben Bregman, chairman; Joe
Epstein, co-chairman; Hy
Mittelman and Esther Rich,
honorary chairpersons. Florence
Lieberman is chairperson of the
Brunch Ticket Committee.
Serving as hosts and hostesses
are Phil Becker, Herman Falkow,
Harry Goldstein, Bea Gould,
George Scherer, Harry Shiller,
Rita Sussker and Millie Weston.
Lauderdale West Israel Bond Event
Broward Commissioner Anne
L. Kolb and Civic Committee
Chairman Jack Tendler will be
honored at a Night in Israel at
the Lauderdale West Recreation
Center, Sunday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m.
in recognition of their exemplary
service on behalf of the State of
Israel and their communal and
civic leadership. The event will be
sponsored by the South Florida
Israel Bonds Organization and
the Lauderdale West Israel
Bonds Committee.
Commissioner Kolb has been a
member of the Broward County
Board of Commissioners since
1974, is a Commission represen-
tative on numerous planning
committees and served on the
Advisory Committee on Voca-
tional and Childhood Education.
She is active with the Girl
Scouts, the American Lung
Association and Fairchild
Tropical Gardens.
Tendler has become widely
recognized for his civic activities
since moving to Lauderdale West
four years ago. He has been
chairman of the Civic Committee
for the last three years and also is
serving as chairman of the Elec-
tion Committee. Tendler is chair-
man of the Parks Committee and
secretary of the Association of
Rabbi Leonard and Molly Zoll were presented the Israel
Generation Scroll of the State of Israel Bond Organization for
their dedication to the perpetuation of Jewish life from
generation to generation. The Zolls have long been active in
Jewish communal affairs and have spent a great deal of time
working with Jewish education curricula. From left are: Rollin
Parker, Gary Fagelman, Rabbi and Mrs. Zoll and Lawrence S.
Johnson.

Jack Tendler
Plantation Condominiums. A
vice president of the Lauderdale
West Men's Club, he is past
chancellor of Order of Knights of
Pythias.
Chairman of the committee is
Adolph Greenbaum, assisted by
Daniel Hirsch and Millie Schneir,
co-chairmen, and Jack Grebler,
honorary chairman. The refresh-
Ann* Kolb
ments committee is headed by
Manny Balsam and Abe Hymo-
witz, co-chairmen.
Heading the entertainment
program will be the American-
Jewish folk humorist, Emil
Cohen, who has appeared in
starring roles at leading night-
clubs and on popular television
programs.
Bonds Dinner-Dance at Palm Aire Saturday
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Members of the Palm-Aire Israel Bonds Dinner Dance Com-
mittee met to complete plans for the event, to take place
Saturday evening, Jan. 20 at Pier 66. From left are Joe
Kranberg, chairman; and Sam Schwartz, Joe Fink, Charles
Ruben, Zelda Coren and Abe Hersh, co-chairmen.
A large turnout is expected at
the annual Palm-Aire Israel
Bonds Dinner Dance, Saturday
evening, Jan. 20, at Pier 66, it
was announced by Joseph Kran-
berg, chairman. A reception will
precede the 7:15 dinner. Kran-
berg noted that dancing will
feature Ted Martin and his or-
chestra.
The David Ben Gurion Award
will be conferred upon Bernard
Margolius and Dr. Jack Diener
for their noteworthy leadership
on behalf of the State of Israel.
Both have given service to Israel
as well as to numerous communal
causes.
One of Israel's leading
television producers and
directors, Israel Amitai, will be
the guest speaker. A sabra,
Amitai served in the Haganah as
a youngster and in Israel's
defense forces during the War of
Liberation. He is one ofJsrael's
leading journalists and television
rucers, writers and directors,
.is an authority on the
problems of the Middle East and
m expected to provide an up-to-
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Page 15
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Bonn Envoy Opposes
fading Statute Limitations
[TEL AVIV (JTA) Hans-Jochen Vogel, the West
ferman Minister of Justice now visiting Israel, said that
I and the Social Democratic Party opposed ending the
latute of limitations on the prosecution of Nazi war
jiminals which is scheduled to expire in exactly one year.
He told representatives of the World Federation of
olish Jews here that his party would do its utmost to see
i it that Nazi war criminals do not escape justice,
hwever long it may take to bring them to trial.
VOGEL suggested that Nazi hunter Tuvia Friedman,
lad of the war crimes documentation center in Haifa, go
\ West Germany with a group of his supporters to ex-
fain to the German public why the statute of limitations
lould not be ended.
amarac Center Honors Rabbi Zimmerman
Bar Mitzvah
BRIAN ADLER
On Saturday, Jan. 20. at 10:30
a.m.. Brian Adler, son <>! Mr. and
Mrs. Al Adler, will be railed to
the Torah as a Bar Mi -vah at
Plantation Jewish ConK" ration
Temple Kol Ami. In hone of this
occasion, Mr. and Mrs A. Her will
sponsor the Oneg ^nabbat
following the regular -habbat
service on Friday. Jan '
Jules Lustig (second from left) was honored with the Israel
Solidarity Award of the State of Israel Bond Organization for
his many years of dedicated and devoted service to the Jewish
people at home and abroad. Lustig has long been a supporter of
the Israel Bonds Organization. Making the presentation are
(from left) Leo Zimmerman, Rose Lustig, Sam Lezel, Joseph
Geller and Lennie Raemer.
LENNY GREENSTi
Lenny Greenstein, BOH
Muriel Greenstein. wih <
his Bar Mitzvah on S:
Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m
tation Jewish Congreg
Temple Kol Ami. 82U-
Road. In honor of this -
the family will sponsor i
Shabbat on Friday. Jan
IN
of Mrs.
elebrate
aurday.
i Plan-
ition
Peters
casion,
ie Oneg
:6.
Convicted MK To Resign
Members of the Tamarac
lewish Center, Temple Beth
torah. will honor their spiritual
tader. Rabbi Israel Zimmerman
their fifth annual dinner and
hirnal. according to Herman
fly) Sirota, general chairman.
Shepard Broad, chairman of
he Board of Directors of the
kmerican Savings and Loan
[ssociation, has accepted an
pvitation to speak at the annual
und-raising event honoring our
-piritual leader and the
longregation for giving the youth
If our community the op-
portunity to study and play in
(dequate facilities so that the
nind and body can grow together
make a better Jewish-
Hmerican and carry on the
ewishheritage." said Sirota
la added. "Rabbi Zim-
merman has endeared himself to
his congregants and the com-
munity by his dedication and
readiness to respond to their
needs."
A former resident of Canada,
Rabbi Zimmerman served in the
Royal Canadian Air Force and
was a lieutenant in the Air
Transport Command. He led the
Congregation Beth David Ner
Israel in tiuilalo betore coming to
the Tamarac Jewish Center.
During his four years with the
Tamarac Congregation the
Religious School under his ad-
ministration has outgrown the
present facilities.
The dinner and journal is
dedicated to the building of a
Tamarac Torah and Social
Center.
CANDLELIGHTING
0
TIME
5:35
20TEVETH-5739
Affirm Israel-Swaziland Ties
JERUSALEM (JTA) Prime Minister
Menachem Begin expressed the hope here that the warm
ties between Israel and Swaziland would serve as a model
for future relations with other African states. Begin spoke
at a dinner in honor of Swazi Premier Maphevu Dhlamini,
who was accompanied by the Swazi ministers of finance
and justice and that country's attorney general. Begin
called for increased cooperation between the two coun-
tries.
IN HIS REPLY, Dhlamini said he was deeply im-
on ssed by the achievements he saw in 1 srael. "The Swazi
people are by nature a peace-loving nation," he said.

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LAUDERDALE LAKES
. B'NAI RAPHAEL TEMPLE
Vest Oakland Park Bouievarc
iMocern Orthodox Congregation
iRabb'SaulD Herman
^MANUEL TEMPLE. 3425 W Oak
lana Park Blvd Retorm RaOoi San
tor: v snapero Cantor Jerc ne
Kieoient
SUNRISE
IE'-- bRAEL TEMPLE. 7100 W
lOak'and Park Blvd. Conservative
iRabOi Philip A Labowiti. Cantor
IMaurice Neu <42)
lUNR bE JEWISHCENTER. INC 8049
Oakland Park Blvd Conser
vat.ve Rabbi Albert N Troy Jack
Poiinsky. president Jack Marchant,
Cantor
NEBRE'A CONGREGATION OF LAU
DERHILL. 7048 NA 48th Ave Lao
oerhiii Conservative Max Kronish.
I president.
fAMARAC JEWISH CENTER V106
,Nift 57tl SI Cunsei valive Rdbbi is
rael Zimmerman^44A)
lOUNG ISRAEL OF HOLLYWOOD
1F0RT I.AUDERDALE 4171 Stirling
Ra Orthodox Rabbi Moshe Bomzer
J PLANTATION
lLANTATION JEWISH CONGREGA
ITion 400 S Nob Hill Rd Liberal
I Relorm Rabbi Sheldon JHarr 164)
kECONSTRUCTIONIST SYNAGOGUE
1 7473 NW 4th St. Hank Pitt, president.
POMPANO BEACH
fEMPLE SHOLOM 132 SE 11th Ave.
Conse'vat ve. Rabbi Morris A Skop.
Cantor Jacob Renter (49).
MARGATE
JETHHILLELCONGREGATION 7640
Margate Blvd. Conservative. Rabbi
Joseph Berglas
AARGATE JEWISH CENTER, 6101
NW 9th St Conservative Rabbi Or
Solomon Geld. Cantor Max Gailub
LORAL SPRINGS
TEWPLE BETH ORR. 21 SI Riverside
Drive, Reform. Rabbi Leonard Zoll.
DEERFIELD BEACH
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL at Century
Vl|iage East. Conservative Rabbi
David Berent (62).
BOCA RATON
|TEMPLE BETH EL, 333 SW 4th
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Community Calendar
Friday, Jon. 19
Temple Beth Israei-Nursery School Dedication Friends for Life
Installation
Sot., Jan. 20
Hebrew Do/ School Function
Sunday,Jan. 21
Tomara Hadossah Fundraising Pops Concert Woterbndge Break-
fast 10 a.m. 'Oriole Gardens Breakfast 10a.m.
Monday,Jan. 22
National Council of Jewish Women, paid-up Membership Luncheon
B'nai B'nth Deerfield. regular meeting Palm-Aire ORT Board
Tamar Hadassah Board 10 o.m. to noon Temple Beth Israe'
Sisterhood Card Party noon Temple Beth Israel Men's Club
Coral Springs ORT Board 8 p.m.
Tuesday,Jan. 23
Federation Board of Directors 7 30 p.m. Choi Group Hadassah
Shoshana Hadassah Shalom Hadassah Board Plantation Jewish
Congregation Sisterhood Bowling Aleph Council B'nai I
1230 p.m. Hebrew Day Schoo! Board 8:15 p.m.
Hadassah Inverrary function 4:30 to 6:30 p. m.
Rayus
Wed., Jan. 24
Ramblewood East ORT Board Rama* Hadassah Scopus Hadassah
Inverrary ORT Women's League for Israel Bonaventure UJA
Federation Women's Division Luncheon, Woodlands
Thursday, Jon. 25
Temple Emanu El Board 8 p.m. B'nai B'nth Women's Hope
Chapter 1 p.m. Deerf.eld B'nai B'nth Havenm Hadassah B no.
B'nth Pompano *2941 at Temple Sholom 8 p.m. Brande.s
University Notional Women's Committee University on Wheels
Women's League for Israel Woodlands Chapter 1 p.m.
Women's Division Federation mm, luncheon for Port.c.pat.ng
Organizations (B'na, B'nth Women, Brande.s Inverrary-Woodlands.
ORT, Women's League of Israel, Men's B'nai B'nth) 12:30p.m.
Friday, Jan. 26
Workmen's Circle membership meeting
Sunday,Jan. 28
Temple Beth Israel Young Couples
Monday,Jon. 29
WOMEN'S DIVISION PLANTATION FUNCTION F_ederation-UJA w _
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Shmuel Rechtman, the Likud
Knesseter convicted last week for
taking a bribe and sentenced to
jail, said Monday he would resign
from the Knesset if his appeal to
the Supreme Court were turned
down.
Rechtman is out on bail pend-
ing the appeal, and took part in
Monday's Knesset session. He
told the Army radio he had felt
no sense of shunning on the part
of his colleagues in the hi i
ON THE contrary
Knesseters had gone on.
way to greet him.
Rechtman was con\ ii
taking a il70.000 brilx
building contractor while
as mayor of Rehovot.
His Likud Party ai
Knesseters had been cot
introducing legislatior.
him and other misc
the future from the !
Detain Youths On Terrorism
JERUSALEM (JTAl -
Several youths were detained
here on suspicion of membership
in a terrorist organization. The
arrests were made after a blast in
an apartment building in lsawiya
village near Jerusalem killed two
young men who were allegedly
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Refugees
But Falashas See Selves Barred
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The Cabinet has decided to admit
100 Vietnamese refugees to Israel
as a symbolic humanitarian
gesture aimed at influencing
other countries to take similar
action. It also discussed the
increasingly urgent problem of
the Falashas, the Jews of
Ethiopia, who are seeking to
come to Israel, but no decisions,
if any, were announced.
Some 150 Falashas demon-
strated outside the Prime
Minister's Office while the Cabi-
net was in session, calling for the
government's help to bring their
persecuted brethren out of
Ethiopia to Israel.
THE DECISION on the Viet
in that country since Emperor
Haile Selassie was deposed in
1974 and replaced by a military
regime. Their communities have
been pillaged; hundreds, if not
thousands, have been massacred;
and thousands more sold into
slavery, according to the reports.
In 1975, the Israeli rabbinate
decided that the Falashas, who
are Black, are legitimate Jews.
But, their spokesmen here
charge, little effort was made to
bring them to Israel. Meanwhile,
the Israeli government supported
the Ethiopian government in its
war with the Arabbacked
Somalis, they say.
Prime Minister Menachem
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Begin met with leaders of the
Falasha community in Israel last
namese was announced by Cabi- Friday Hetto,d then\ that the
net Secretary Arye Naor. H.^ 8ment. le*arde stressed that it was a symbolic
act for other nations to follow.
"We remember the experience of
our brethren during World War
II who were seeking in vain for
shelter." he told reporters. He
said that if the Vietnamese
wished to apply for Israeli
citizenship they would be
welcome to do so.
There are presently some 5,000
Vietnamese refugees who have
spent the past several weeks
aboard two freighters, one in
Manila and the other anchored
off Hong Kong. A government
chartered plane will fly to Manila
shortly to airlift the 100 selected
refugees.
A committee composed of the
directors general of various
ministries is making the technical
arrangements, Naor said.
THE GOVERNMENT was
apparently spurred to act by
"peace pilot" Abie Nathan who
has been conducting a world-wide
campaign on behalf of the
refugees from Vietnam. Nathan
made a formal request to the
government last week to admit
400 of the refugees from the ship
in Manila.
He said that several Dutch
philanthropists had pledged
$200,000 to pay for the airlift.
Nathan received the Cabinet
decision with mixed feelings. He
said he had hoped that all 400
would be admitted to Israel but
since the number was limited to a
token 100 he would try to per-
suade various European govern-
ments to receive the others.
Naor insisted that there was
"no connection" between
Nathan's initiative and the
Cabinet's decision. He said the
issue had been raised at a Cabinet
meeting about two months ago
and referred also to a Parlia-
mentary question or the subject
by two Likud MKs six weeks
ago.
HE SAID Nathan was "a good
citizen" but appeared to dis-
parage the "wide publicity" that,
he said, Nathan had secured for
his activities on behalf of the
Vietnamese refugees.
The Cabinet vote was 11-2 with
four abstentions, according to
Naor. Religious Affairs Minister
Aharon Abu Hatzeira of the
National Religious Party and
Housing Minister Gideon Patt of
Likud voted against the airlift on
grounds that Israel should not
become involved in a refugee
problem that was beyond its
ability to solve.
Three of the four abstaining
were Foreign Minister Moshe
Dayan, Interior Minister Yosef
Burg and Agriculture Minister
Ariel Sharon. The fourth minister
abstaining was not identified.
The majority of the Cabinet,
however, felt Israel should set a
moral example in this instance.
THE PROBLEM of the
Falashas is more troublesome to
the government. According to
reports from Ethiopia, the
Falashas have been the principal
victims of the internecine warfare
Falashas as Jews and expressed
the hope that all will eventually
immigrate to Israel. But for the
time being, he urged them to
keep a low profile in their cam-
paign. The Falasha leaders
rejected this. They charged that
neither the government nor the
Zionist institutions had done
much to rescue Ethiopian Jews.
THE DEMONSTRATORS
shouted in Amharic: "Begin,
hear our voice and save
our brothers." They waved signs
saying "SOS" and "Begin: Let
My People Come." One demon-
strator told reporters, "We have
done our share. We served in the
army and now we want our
families and people. The Israel
government should assist us just
,as it does Jews all over the
world."
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