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Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, January 3, 1986
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Price 35 Cents'
Jewish Federation/United Jewish Appeal Raises Record Gifts ...
$2.4 Million Announced at Four Major Events
John Streng
"The biggest week of the Jewish
Federation/UJA 1986 campaign was a
smashing success," according to John
Streng, general chairman. The week,
beginning Saturday evening, Dec. 14, got
the campaign off to a great start with the
Major Gifts Dinner.
The dinner, with its minimum $10,000
gift to the 1986 campaign, had its largest
attendance ever. At this black tie amar,
three great women leaders of our com-
munity, Evelyn Gross, Anita Perlman and
Ethel Waldman, were honored. The three
women were praised for their leadership
roles in helping to build our Jewish
community.
The evening was a most enjoyable one,
which was highlighted by the fact that
over $1.2 million was raised for the
Regular campaign and an additional
$135,000 was raised for Project Renewal.
On Monday, Dec. 16, Palm-Aire Divi-
sion of the campaign honored Irving and
Esther Libowsky at the annual Paceset-
ters luncheon. This kick-off event was
very successful, helping to raise over
$300,000 to the amount raised in the
Palm-Aire campaign to date. "Irving
Libowsky who has served as Chairman
for the past few years at Palm-Aire has
been the main force in the dramatic suc-
cesses of the Palm-Aire division cam-
paigns," Streng said.
On Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, the Inver-
rary Division paid tribute to Joe Kaplan,
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Plan: 15,000 Leave USSR for Israel in '86
World News
TORONTO The
Canada-Israel Committee
indicated that it was not
alarmed by the findings of a
survey conducted at tne re-
quest of the External Af-
fairs Department which
found that only about 10
percent of those polled want
Canada to support Israel in
the Middle East conflict.
NICE Worldwide
peace will never be achieved
until the Soviet Union per-
mits its Jewish citizens to
emigrate and grants basic
rights to all of its peoples,
the president of B'nai B rith
International declared.
LONDON Sudanese of-
ficials have called for in-
creased vigilance in order to
thwart attempts by Ethio-
pian Jews in Sudanese
refugee camps to escape to
Israel, the World Jewish
Congress reported.
UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations voted
unanimously to unequivocal-
ly condemn "as criminal all
acts, methods and practices
of terrorism wherever and
by whomever committed, in-
cluding those which jeopar-
dize friendly relations
among states and their
security."
PARIS The sudden and
mysterious visit to France
recently by Wojciech
Jaruzelski, Poland's presi-
dent and Communist Party
leader, has fueled newe
speculation that the USSR
is preparing to allow the
emigration to Israel of at
least 15,000 Soviet Jews.
According to the
newspaper Le Monde, talks
are reported to be under
way on a possible deal in-
volving Israel, the United
States, France and the
Soviet Union relating both
to the emigration issue and
the nature of an interna-
tional format for a Middle
East peace conference.
Jaruzelski's sudden visit
to Paris, Le Monde said,
seemed to indicate that
Poland would also play a
role in the emigration phase
of such a deal. In the past,
Le Monde noted, Vienna
had been the transit point
for Soviet Jews who were
allowed to leave.
Jaruzelski's visit, however,
suggests that Warsaw
would be the transit point at
least for the next wave.
(In Jerusalem, where he
has been on a state visit,
French Foreign Minister
Roland Dumas confirmed
that Jaruzelski and French
President Francois Mitter-
rand had discussed Soviet
Jewry, but he declined to
provide any details.)
According to Le Monde,
the supposed deal reported-
ly being negotiated involves
several phases.
The first involves a
declaration by Israeli Prime
Minister Shimon Peres
stating his willingness to ac-
cept in principle an interna-
tional framework of some
kind for Middle East peace
talks that would include the
Soviet Union, provided that
Moscow is willing to resume
diplomatic relations with
Israel. Peres already has
made such a statement on
several recent occasions.
Phase two involves a
gesture from Moscow in-
dicating readiness to
-esume diplomatic ties. As
Continued on Page 2
Spotlight on the Middle East. .
De Facto Peace Benefits Both Israel and Jordan
JERUSALEM While the Reagan ad-
ministration continues its effort to achieve a
breakthrough in the Middle East peace process,
observers here are saying that neither Jordan nor
Israel seem as anxious as the United States for it
to succeed.
The reason, say these observers, is that no one
in Amman or Jerusalem wants to upset the unof-
ficial peace that has existed between the two
countries for nearly 19 years.
Credit for this de facto state of peace is usually
given, at least in great measure, to the late
Moshe Dayan. It was he who insisted that the
Jordan River bridges remain open so as to
disrupt as little as possible the lives of the Arabs
living on the river's west bank, now ruled by
Israel.
The intricate web of unofficial ties between
Israel and Jordan is the result of hundreds of
meetings between government officials at
various levels (including, some say, meetings bet-
ween successive Israeli prime ministers from
Levi Eshkol in 1967 through Shimon Peres in
1985 with Jordan's King Hussein) at which un-
written agreements have been reached to extend
the de facto state of peace. These agreements
include:
Allocation of water rights from the Jordan
Continued on Page 3
Unofficial ties mean Jordanians coming to Israel for
training in modern agricultural techniques and ir-
rigation methods.


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, January 3, 1986
Wollack to Highlight
Temple Beth Israel Lecture Series
Kenneth Wollack, noted colum-
nist and Television lecturer, will
highlight the second program at
the third annual Temple Beth
Israel Lecture Series on Sunday,
Jan. 19, at the Temple, 200 S.
Century Blvd., Deerfield Beach.
The featured speaker will address
the subject of current policy
changes brought about by the re-
cent Israeli and U.S. meetings.
The final lecture of the series
Wollack
will be presented by Soviet
refusenik Leonid Feldman on
Sunday, Feb.23. Feldman will
discuss, "From Mark to Moses; A
Personal Odyssey of a
Refusenik."
All lectures will begin at 8 p.m.
and will be held at Beth Israel.
Donations for the series is $10.
For further information contact
the Temple office at 421-7060.
Expert on Terrorism to Address
Business Executive Network Jan. 8
Sr. Sabi H. Shabtai, an interna-
tionally recognized authority on
terrorism, hijacking and other
acts of political violence, will
keynote the next meeting of the
Jewish Federation's Business Ex-
ecutive Network Wednesday Jan.
8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the
Marina Bay Hotel, State Rd. 84
and I 95.
Dr. Shabtai is the author of the
best seller 5 Minutes to Midnight,
a highly factual novel about inter-
national and nuclear terrorism.
Born in Israel, where he receiv-
ed his early education and served
in the army, he holds a doctorate
in political science from the
University of Chicago.
A former member of the Israeli
foreign service, Professor Shabtai
has taught political science at
several universities and was for
three years a senior fellow at the
prestigious Adlai Stevenson In-
stitute of International Affairs,
specializing in problems of
violence and international
terrorism.
Dr. Shabtai, who worked for the
Israeli government in different
capacities, has served in this coun-
try as a special representative of
Israel's Minister of Finance. Cur-
rently he is with the Israeli In-
stitute for the Study of Interna-
tional Affairs. He is also the
Director of Counter-Terrorist
Studies for the California based
office of Special Services which of-
fers protective services to cor-
porations and governments
throughout the western world.
Helping to underwrite the costs
of the Jan. 8 program are the
following corporate sponsors:
Azen and Associates, Larry
Behar, Attorney-at-Law and
Kertz Telecom Inc.
The Business Executive Net-
work is a newly formed group of
young executives, professionals
and business leaders whose pur-
pose is to provide a social, educa-
tional and professional forum
through a series of discussions on
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CONCERNED WITH THEIR BRETHREN at the Jewish
Federation's "Gathering Place", members of the Woodmont
Lodge B 'nai B 'rith presented the Jewish Federation beneficiary a
$1,000 check to be used by the facility. Making the presentation to
Joel H. TeUes, second jron right, Federation executive director
were left, Dr. Lawrence Levine, Lodge officer; Dave Kaufman,
president and Moe Wittenberg, a Lodge officer and co-chairman,
1986 Woodmont Division Jewish Federation/United Jewish Ap-
peal campaign.
CAJE January Jewish
Book Review Series
Palestinians Want
Peace With Israel
JERUSALEM If Palesti-
nians living in the West Bank and
the Gaza Strip were allowed to
freely organize themselves
politically, they would be able to
choose representatives who would
sit down and negotiate with Israel
about the future of the territories,
a politically active West Bank
Palestinian said at a lecture at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem's
Harry S. Truman Research In-
stitute for the Advancement of
Peace.
Most Palestinians in the West
Bank and Gaza today know that a
solution to the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict can only be achieved on
the basis of peace negotiations
and not through violence, said
Muhammad Nasr in his talk
recently. Nasr, of the village of
Doura near Hebron, is an elec-
trical engineer and former head of
the Palestinian Democratic Move-
ment for Peace.
Nasr argued that it was futile to
think that King Hussein of Jor-
dan, with the backing of Yasir
Arafat, will enter peace talks with
Israel. Only through direct con-
tacts between Israel and the
population of the West Bank and
Gaza Strip is there any hope of
achieving a settlement, he said.
Talks between Israeli and
tfVESTMENT
LETTER
15,000 Leave USSR in '86
Continued from Page 1
Le Monde explained it, that
gesture would be an an-
nouncement by Soviet First
Secretary Mikhail Gor-
bachev that 15,000 Jews
would be allowed to
emigrate, but only if they
went to Israel, not the
United States.
Phase three involves
assurances from the United
States that no Soviet Jews
would be allowed to
emigrate there.
The final phase would
begin with emigrating Jews
going to Warsaw. From
there, French planes would
fly them directly to Israel.
Further fueling specula-
tion, that a possible emigja-
The Jewish Book Review series
of outstanding popular works
reflecting the challenging variety
of contemporary Jewish life con-
tinues in January with The Aban-
donment of the Jews by David S.
Wyman. This community program
is jointly sponsored by the North
Broward Midrasha of the Central
Agency for Jewish Education of
the Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, the Broward
County Libraries and the Pom-
pano Beach Library.
Palestinian representatives would
have to be accompanied by a
freeze on Jewish settlements in
the territories and the immediate
granting of autonomy to the local
Arab population, he said. Negotia-
tions could then proceed toward
some sort of solution which would
create a political entity that would
be federated with Jordan and
Israel, Nasr said.
In response to a question, Nasr
said that while he felt most people
in the territories favored a
negotiated political solution, there
are PLO supporters among the
population as well, and most of
these side with the Abu Moussa-
led PLO extremists, and not with
Yasir Arafat. He admitted that if
elections were to be held today in
the West Bank and Gaza, the PLO
would win, but he added that this
is because the authorities have not
allowed alternative political en-
tities to be formed.
In response to another question
as to why Palestinian moderates
had not succeeded thus far in
uniting themselves, he responded
that some of the "moderates"
were indeed hypocrites who ad-
vocated one line in Israel but
spoke differently to their own
people.
The reviews will be held: West
Regional, Tuesday Jan. 14,
Josephine Newman; Lauderdale
Lakes, Wednesday, Jan. 8, Rabbi
Elliot Striddell; Tamarac, Tues-
day, Jan. 21, Rabbi Elliot Skid-
dell; Coral Springs, Jan. 22, Rabbi
Jerrold Levy. These programs
will run from 1-2:30 p.m. Pom-
pano Beach will be on Thursday,
Jan. 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. with Rab-
bi Samuel April. Hosts will be
Rhoda and Arieh Dagan, Sam
Dickert and Ruth Schwartz.
Newswire/U.S.A.
NEW YORK The AFL-CIO has urged its affiliates and 13
million members to support the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum and "to contribute funds for its construction." The ac-
tion came in a resolution passed unanimously by delegates to the
organization's recent convention in California.
NEW YORK John Cardinal O'Connor, the spiritual head of
two million Catholics in the Archdiocese of New York, was urged
to press the Vatican toward the establishment of diplomatic
recognition of the State of Israel.
NEW YORK Since being expelled from Lebanon in 1982, the
Palestine Liberation Organization and other Palestinian terrorist
groups have carried out terrorist actions throughout the world on
an average of once a week, according to the Apti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith.
NEW YORK Three leading Jewish organizations praised the
apprehension in Argentina of 71-year-old Walter Kutschman, a
former Nazi SS officer and gestapo official, arrested near Buenos
Aires on a special extradition from West Germany.
NEW YORK A gift of $10 million, described by a spokesman
for the Council of Jewish Federations as one of the largest ever
given by an individual to a Jewish Federation, has been reported
by the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation.
tion deai is in the works was
the presence in Moscow of
Edgar Bronfman, president
of the World Jewish Con-
gress, and the organiza-
tion's executive director,
Israel Singer. Bronfman
and Singer left Moscow to
travel to Warsaw.
According to a report by
the Deutsche Presse Agen-
tur, the West German news
agency, a Polish govern-
ment spokesman had con-
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least woud meet Jaruzelski
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Friday, January 3, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
'Shalom Show' TV Magazine
Focuses on Young People
The year 1986 will get off to a
fresh start with the latest edition
of "Jewish Television Magazine"
focused on young people. "Jewish
Television Magazine," produced
and distributed by the Council of
Jewish Federations, can be seen
on the 'Shalom Show,' on Sunday
mornings from 8:30-9 a.m. on
Channel 39, WDZL-TV and Chan-
nel 29, WFLX-TV, in Dade,
Broward and Palm Beach
counties.
The 'Shalom Show' produced
and hosted by Richard Peritz is a
grant recipient of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale, funded by the
Federation/United Jewish Appeal
annual campaign.
Two segments of the latest pro-
gram will take the audience to
Israel. The first follows a group of
enthusiastic youngsters from the
Boston area who recently enjoyed
a firsthand experience of "Project
Renewal," which matches up
cities in the United States and
President's Council Annual
Education Day Set Jan. 29
the
SHALOM SHOW
on television
Canada with distressed
neighborhoods in Israel. These
youngsters spent an exciting sum-
mer living with families of
youngsters their own age in
Boston's "sister city" of Herzliah
and working on renewal projects
in the two neighborhoods of
Shaviv and N'vei Yisrael.
Another segment of this pro-
gram shows how a professional
Israeli basketball team "Mac-
cabi Haifa" has imported some
young Jewish basketball players
from the United States.
A third segment focuses on the
young from a less happy perspec-
tive, discussing genetic diseases
to which Jews are particularly
susceptible, such as Tay-Sachs. It
offers the good news, however,
that although such diseases can-
not yet be cured, they can at least
be prevented, and no one has to
get them anymore.
Also on this edition of "Jewish
Television Magazine," a new
feature will be introduced called
"Daddy's World," in which Paul
Bodner describes some of those
sometimes frustrating, sometimes
gratifying little moments in life
that should ring a familiar note to
anyone who has ever been a
parent.
The host of the series is film and
television actor Stephen Macht
currently best known to viewers'
for Jus featured role on "Cagnev
and Lacey."
JDC Leaders Present Mexico
$600,000 for Reconstruction
"Who is caring for our future,"
is the theme of the Second Annual
Community Education Day, spon-
sored by the Women's Divisions'
President's Council. The day-long
event will take place on Wednes-
day Jan. 29 at the Tamarac Jewish
Center, 9101 NW 57 St.,
Tamarac.
The President's Council is a
coalition of area women's
organizations and sisterhoods,
who meet regularly to discuss the
various activities going on within
their groups as well as activities
that can be introduced to the com-
munity as a whole. The main pur-
pose of Community Education
Day is to focus on the respon-
sibilities of the family and the
community in caring for the elder-
ly today, tomorrow and the
foreseeable future.
Already confirmed to speak are
Elaine Bloom, former member of
the Florida House of Represen-
tatives and Dr. Abraham J. Git-
telson, Federation director of
education of the Central Agency
for Jewish Education, as well as
various representatives from the
Area Agency on Aging.
Registration will begin at 9:30
Elaine Blooi
a.m. A $6 registration fee also in-
cludes a kosher lunch.
For further information contact
the Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation at 748-8400.
MEXICO CITY (JTA) A
group of leaders of the American
Jewish Joint Distribution Com-
mittee (JDC) visited Mexico last
month to present checks totaling
$600,000 to government and
church officials on behalf of
American Jewry, for reconstruc-
tion of buildings damaged during
the recent earthquakes. Heading
the delegation were Heinz Eppler,
president; Dr. Saul Cohen, ex-
ecutive vice president; and Sylvia
Hassenfeld, member of the JDC
Executive Committee.
The delegation coordinated its
efforts with the Jewish Central
Committee of Mexico, the um-
brella organization for Jewish
communities in that country.
Representatives of the JDC had
met with the Central Committee's
leaders in the aftermath of the
earthquakes to ascertain how the
American Jewish community
could best aid Mexico during this
trying period. Schools, hospitals,
and private homes were the most
heavily damaged during the
earthquakes.
Led by Julio Torenberg, presi-
dent of the Jewish Central Com-
mittee of Mexico, the group met
with President Miguel de la
Madrid and presented him with a
check from JDC for $500,000 for
the specific purpose of rebuilding
a high school that collapsed. The
school provided general education
to more than 1,800 children in two
shifts.
Torenberg said the local Jewish
community sought the help of
world Jewry in order to help the
country get back on its feet, just
as the Mexican Jewish community
had promised during previous
visits with the President.
He added, "this delegation has
been able to witness that the in-
frastructure that can be offered to
American tourists was not damag-
ed by the disaster." The Mexican
Jewish community conducted a
Kol Nidre Appeal immediately
following the disaster and raised
$1.25 million.
Sympathy Of American Jewry
In presenting the donation,
Eppler said the delegation extend-
ed to the President and the Mex-
ican people "the sympathy of the
American Jewish community and
a concrete expression of their sup-
port for the ongoing reconstruc-
tion efforts in Mexico City."
Cohen underscored the impor-
tance the Mexican authorities
place on education and culture.
"American Jewry," he said.
"feels it is appropriate that it
should help Mexico in this area.
The children that will benefit from
the school reconstruction are the
leaders of the twenty-first cen-
tury," he added.
President de la Madrid was
deeply moved and thanked the
delegation and the Jews of the
United States for their moral and
economic support.
Later, the delegation met with
Cardinal Ernesto Corripio
Ahumada, Archbishop of Mexico,
to whom they presented $100,000
for the purpose of providing hun-
dreds of homeless people with a
place to live. The project is a joint
venture between JDC and the
Catholic Relief Servies. The funds
will be provided to the Fund for
Community Aid (Fondo de Ayuda
a la Comunidad) which was found-
ed by the Archbishop of Mexico to
confront the acute problems caus-
ed by the earthquakes.
On behalf of the Jewish Central
Committee of Mexico, vie presi-
dent Mauricio Menache said the
delegation's visit during one of
Mexico's most difficult moments
points to the brotherhood that
characterizes relations between
the Jewish and the Catholic
communities.
"For more than 20 years,"
Menache said, "the Jewish-
Christian dialogue in Mexico and
in other countries has been
favored by a climate of mutual
respect and tolerance. This act by
American Jewry gives it further
impetus."
The participants in the good-will
mission also had the opportunity
of meeting with leaders of the
Mexican Jewish com m unity.
Menache spoke about the growing
interdependence that exists bet-
ween the Mexican and the
American Jewish communities.
"Our Jewish brothers and sisters
in the United States .. offered
their economic and moral support
in the best Judaic tradition.
Beyond geographical boundaries,
we Jews are united through
historical bonds and a deep sense
of responsibility one for another."
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee receives
funds from the Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal annual
campaign.
Israel Could Benefit From
U.S. 'Star Wars' Research
JERUSALEM "Israel should
become involved in research into
the Strategic Defense Initiative
because of the implications it will
have on the development of hi-
tech defense systems, from which
Israel itself could benefit." So
commented Dr. Robert O'Neil,
director of the world-renowned
International Institute of
Strategic Studies in London. Dr.
O'Neil made this comment during
a question and answer period that
followed a lecture he gave on the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem's
Mount Scopus campus, under the
sponsorship of the University's
Leonard Davis Institute for Inter-
national Relations.
The topic of Dr. O'Neil lecture
was, "The Strategic Defense In-
itiative and Prospects for Arms
Control Negotiations." In discuss-
ing the Strategic Defense In-
itiative, more commonly known as
"Star Wars," Dr. O'Neil pointed
out that research into such a
defense system has been going on
for many years, both in the United
States and the Soviet Union;
President Ronald Reagan has just
given it more publicity by bringing
it to the forefront of arms control.
Dr. O'Neil then went on to
discuss the objectives of the
Strategic Defense Initiative, such
as shifting the base of nuclear
deterrence from offensive to
defensive, and eliminating the
threat of a first strike.
Spotlight on the Middle East
Continued from Page 1
and Yarmuk rivers to both countries.
Import of goods important to Arab farmers in
the west bank.
Export of Arab produce from the territories
to Jordan and from there to other Arab states,
which is vital to the west bank farmers.
Travel by Arabs over the bridges for family
reunions, religious journeys to Mecca, business,
vacations and even study.
Packaged tours of both countries for U.S. and
European visitors.
Visits by Joidanian officials to meet with
their Israeli counterparts on the needs of west
bank Arabs.
Routine visits by west bank Arab leaders to
Amman.
Passage into Israel of Arabs even from such
hardline countries as Syria, Libya and Saudi
Arabia for medical treatment in Israeli hospitals.
A significant aspect of the de facto peace in-
volves agricultural matters. Under the unwritten
agreements, Jordanian farmers have been com-
ing to Israel for training in modern agricultural
techniques and irrigation methods.
Even the June 1967 cease-fire lines have been
amicably adiusted at lease twice in 1970 and
again in 1975 through unofficial contacts.
Clearly the most important aspect of the de fac-
to peace, however, is in the area of security. Even
lately, when Jordan has become host to a variety
of Palestine Liberation Organization offices, its
territory is not being used (at least knowingly) as
a staging area for terrorist activity. Even
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who for
political reasons insists that he does not believe
that Hussein truly desires peace, admits that the
Jordanian monarch has kept his word on security
matters.
This de facto state of peace, observers here say,
has been possible only because it is unofficial.
Hussein and Israel's leaders, they insist, would
be under tremendous pressure to limit coopera-
tion between the two countries if the relationship
were formalized.
As proof, they cite the experience with Egypt.
Even those who are willing to grant that Presi-
dent Hosni Mubarak is sincere in his desire for
warmer relations between Cairo and Jerusalem
say that domestic and pan-Arab political realities
w' ^vent him from doing so too quickly.
inua, observers point out, both Jordan
and Israel would have too much to lose by any
written peace treaty at this time.
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European Jewry Fights Dwindling Numbers
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ly reflect the opinion of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdaie.
Economic Crisis
Israel's efforts to solve its economic problems has entered a
new phase as the comprehensive 90-day freeze on wages, prices
and taxes is being replaced by an eight-month program to further
limit costs and increase revenues by some $600 million.
"Package B," as the successor to the freeze is known, was an-
nounced only days after the cabinet unanimously approved a
$23-billion budget structure for the fiscal year which began April
1. While the budget cannot reduce debt service (38 percent), it
cuts defense spending another $300 million (to below 30 percent).
Discretionary areas must be reduced at least 10 percent, in-
cluding humanitarian spending. A government spokesman stated,
"We're not through yet; more cuts are planned."
' Consumers will find particularly painful lowered price sup-
ports for basic foods and utilities, and a three percent automobile
tax. They will not obtain interest on dollar-linked bank accounts
unless accounts are held for a year a savings incentive.
* Businesses face a 54 percent electricity rate rise and a doubl-
ing of postal rates.
* Labor will continue to suffer layoffs and face wage rise limits.
* Israelis traveling abroad will pay higher fees and taxes, to en-
courage vacations at home and retain dollar-currency in Israel;
foreign currency reserves are low, $2.3-billion.
Inflation may drop to a still-enormous 200 percent a year, from
800 percent projected Nov. 4 when controls were imposed, but at
high cost. The living standard, which already declined in 1984,
may drop even further in 1985. Many businesses have failed,
housing starts have fallen and unemployment has climbed all
recessionary signs.
The government has called on the Jewish Agency to increase its
role in all areas of its responsibility. But the agency will be able to
help only if we do.
Make your gift to the Federation/UJA campaign now!
Peres' Extra Mile
The Middle East news mostly bad keeps coming in so fast
and furious that it is easy to forget some of the fundamentals. One
of them is that the government of Israel is currently pursuing a
peace initiative which could, if reciprocated, lead to a Middle East
settlement and ultimately to peace.
Prime Minister Shimon Peres continues to express his will-
ingness to negotiate with the Arabs at any time in any place. In
the last few months he has made significant modifications in
Israel's basic negotiating position.
He has, on occasion, indicated that although he insists on con-
cluding a formal peace treaty with Jordan he would accept a
temporary state of nonbelligerency as a first step. In other words,
he is not asking King Hussein to immediately go the whole route
to peace. He will accept a little less now in pursuit of complete
normalization later. Peres understands the constraints on Hus-
sein and does not ask for what Hussein may consider the
impossible.
Peres will accept peace negotiations with Jordan and the
Palestinians under international auspices. Previously, Israel had
insisted that negotiations be direct and without the participation
of the anti-Israel United Nations. Now, Israel will accept some
form of international "umbrella" a concession to Hussein. It
wul also accept a Soviet role in the negotiations if the Soviets
change their policy toward Israel and toward the emigration of
Soviet Jews.
Peres has also indicated that he is flexible about Palestinian
representation at a peace conference. He will not accept PLO par-
ticipation in any form but he says that Israel will not examine the
associations of legitimate Palestinian leaders under a microscope.
He wants the Palestinians at the peace table and is not seeking a
way to bar their participation.
Perhaps most important is that Peres continues to reiterate
that everything is negotiable once Jordan (and, he added the other
day, Syria) come to the table. By saying that the West Bank,
Golan Heights, and even Jerusalem are on the table, Peres does
not mean that he will give any of them away. He does mean that
he is prepared to talk about any issue the Arabs want to bring up.
By the same token, they must be prepared to discuss the main
item on Peres' agenda: peace and the security of Israel. In the
context of negotiations, compromises will be made and, just
poanbly, agreements can be reached.
The Arabs may not believe any of this. Hussein and Hafez
Aawd nay believe that Peres is just playing to the world media.
Their best bet is to test him or in their view call his bluff. If
they do, they will discover that Peres is serious about peace and
that be is ready to go the extra mile for it Perhaps that is why
they are so reluctant to respond to Peres' challenge.
The ball remains in their court.
By JUDITH KOHN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Forty years after the
Holocaust left a once thriv-
ing center of Jewish life
depleted and in shambles,
remnants of the European
Jewish community are still
fighting to keep their
numbers from dwindling.
But in the case of Europe,
quality rather than quantity
may present the best hope
for the survival of Jewish
religion and culture.
That Jewish communities in
Europe are enjoying a new vitali-
ty even as their members are lost
to emigration and assimilation,
was the recurrent theme of Euro-
pean Jewish leaders who address-
ed the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions at its recent 54th General
Assembly.
The Jewish population of
Europe "is a community in
decline," David Lewis, treasurer
of the European Council of Jewish
Community Services, observed in
his address at a forum on Euro-
pean Jewry four decades after the
Holocaust.
Lewis and others said that some
1.5 million Jews were left in
Western Europe after World War
II and that the number has con-
tinued to dwindle despite massive
efforts to rebuild the Jewish
communities.
Aside from the estimated 2
million Jews in the Soviet Union,
which, because of their near com-
plete isolation and repression by
the government, are generally
treated in a category of its own,
European Jews today are believed
to number between 1.3 million to
1.4 million, the overwhelming ma-
jority of whom about 1 million
live in England and France. Ex-
cluding London and Paris, only 12
European cities have Jewish
populations of more than 5,000.
The Most Insurmountable
Problem
The most insurmountable pro-
blem of the remaining Jewish
communities in Europe, according
to the speakers, is precisely their
declining numbers. One of the
root causes can be seen as silver
lined with a cloud: immigration to
Israel. Although it is a source of
pride, it has taken a great many of
the young people, causing not only
a reduction in the Jewish popula-
tion but also a depletion of Euro-
pean Jewry's most promising
resources, the speakers pointed
out. There are also many Jews
who have left for France and the
United States.
As a result, these communities
are heavily weighted toward old
people, Lewis said. The priority
has gone from one of rebuilding to
a struggle "not to disappear."
The other nemesis, presenting
an unremitting challenge to the
survival of European Jewish life,
is assimilation and intermarriage,
according to speakers at the
forum. In England, the outmar-
riage rate is between 25 and 40
percent, according to Jeffrey
Greenwood, chairman of the
Jewish Welfare Board, the largest
Jewish social welfare agency in
Europe. In France, one out of
three marriages are mixed, accor-
ding to Jean Levy, vice president
of the Fonds Social Juif Unifie.
Confronted with the reality of
its declining size, the Jewish com-
munities have gone from the first
phase of the post-Holocaust
generation that of breathing
life back into the traumatized
vestiges to one of enriching the
quality of Jewish life that
remains.
"Today, as we pass this ben-
chmark of forty years, we realize
that our efforts are no longer tied
to the past, but we are geared to
the future in Western Europe,
and the Holocaust still a vivid
and painful memory is no
longer a point of reference for our
work," said Heinz Eppler, presi-
dent of the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee.
Some of the smaller and con-
tinually declining Jewish
populations of Europe will in-
evitably disappear, Lewis said
later to the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency. In Poland and
Czechoslovakia, he assessed,
there would soon be no Jews at all,
and within 20 years, assimilation
and intermarriage would bring
the same fate to small Western
European communities such as
that of Zurich.
A New Vitality
But all is not gloomy, said
Lewis and his colleagues at the
forum. They spoke of a "new
vitality" in what remains of
Jewish life in Europe.
"This revitalization has
gathered pace and accelerated
over the last five years," Green-
wood said of the community in
England. He attributed the
revival to Israeli investment in
education, particularly through
the dispatch of shlichim Israeli
repersentatives sent to convey the
Zionist message to youth and
adults. It is also, according to
Greenwood, the result of recogni-
tion on the part of many in the
post-Holocaust generation that
"survival counts." Beyond all
this, he observed, there has been a
"return to matters spiritual" by
Jewish youth.
Greenwood said that members
of the British Jewish community
are looking into the possibility of
introducting some form of
Federation similar to the Jewish
Federations across North
America.
Pride In Diversity
The Jews of France, although
fast losing numbers to emigration,
are devoting a considerable part
of their funds and energies to
newcomers, according to Levy.
He said that the community,
which prides itself on its diversity
it has become about half
Sephardic as a result of immigra-
tion from North Africa is expec-
ting and has already begun to ex-
perience, a massive inflow of the
remaining Jewish population of
Tunisia.
Greenwood said that members
of the British Jewish community
are looking into the possibility of
introduction some form of Federa-
tion similar to the Jewish Federa-
tions across North America.
Pride In Diversity
The Jews of France, although
fast losing numbers to emigration,
are devoting a considerable part
of their funds and energies to
newcomers, according to Levy.
He said that the community,
which prides itself on its diversity
it has become about half
Sephardic as a result of immigra-
tion from North Africa is expec-
ting and has already begun to ex-
perience, a massive inflow of the
remaining Jewish population of
Tunisia.
The Tunisian Jews, who number
some 5,000 today, are growing in-
creasingly concerned about their
futures, as they anticipate the
death of their aging President,
Habib Bourguiba, Levy said. He
said that some 40 percent of his
organization's budget was cur-
rently being allocated to the ab-
sorption of Tunisian Jews
A Vital Link
One organization that has work-
ed to sustain what is left of Euro-
pean Jewry is the European Coun-
cil of Jewish Community Services.
Established in 1960, with the help
of the JDC, it now has some 19 of-
ficial member countries, including
Eastern Europeans such as
Hungary and Rumania. Represen-
tatives from Poland,
Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and
other East European countries
participate in the Council as
observers.
The organization, which
establishes educational, social
welfare and leadership training
programs across the continent,
provides, according to Lewis, a
vital link between the miniscule
Jewish populations of Budapest,
Salonika and other Eastern Euro-
pean cities, and Jewish life in
Europe as a whole. Lewis urged
American Jews to visit these
isolated communities, to help
revitalize what remains of Jewish
life and to demonstrate that they
haven't been forgotten.
EDUCATION: THE KEY, and thanks to your support through
the Jewish Federation/United Jewish Appeal campaign here in
North Broward, Ethiopian Jewish youngsters will have the
chance to learn about Ufe in their new national homeland, at a
Jewish Agency absorption center in Or Akiva, midway between
Haifa and Tel Aviv. (UJA Press Service Photo)
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Had to Leave Argentina ...
U.S.-Born Rabbi Who Led Argentine Human
Rights Movement Couldn't Stand Any More
By ARON
HIRT-MANHEIMER
Reprinted wiU penaiaaioa
of Reform Jodaiim mihIii
(Editor's Note: Orientation for the
Florida Regional Mission to South
America, March 16-27, will be held
Wednesday, Jan- 29 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Holiday Inn, State Road 84.
For more information contact
Sandy Jackowitz, 748-8400. Rabbi
Marshall T. Meyer urill be the
principal speaker. The following
is an account of Rabbi Marshall
and the Argentine Jewish
community.)
Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer, newly
appointed rabbi of Congregation
B'nai Jeshurun in New York,
spent 25 years in Argentina
revitalizing Jewish religious life
and fighting for human rights.
He was the only non-Argentine
to be appointed to President Raul
Alfonsin's National Commission
on the Disappeared and was an
advisor to the Ministry of Health.
Active in the Inter-American In-
stitute of Human Rights, he has
received Argentina's highest
award in recognition of his work.
He discussed his struggle for
human rights in Argentina and
Argentine Jewry's acquiescence in
a recent interview.
When did 70a settle in
Argentina?
I left the Unites States in 1959
and did not return until June
1984. My decision to leave Argen-
tina was prompted by emotional,
physical and spiritual exhaustion,
the result of living under the
tremendous pressures of a
military dictatorship, followed by
more than a year of intensive
work on the National Commission
on Disappeared Persons.
During that time I traveled and
took testimony throughout the
world, trying to trace the disap-
peared and find the guilty parties.
It was one of the most grueling
and horrifying experiences of my
life, but not my first contact with
these mothers and grandmothers.
I had been working with them
since the military takeover in
March 1976.
But by last June I felt that I had
to get away for awhile. I could no
longer bear to look into the pain-
ed, anxiety-ridden faces of
parents whose children had long
since disappeared and were pro-
bably no longer alive. In addition,
I was ministering to a congrega-
tion of over a thousand families
conducting 150 weddings a year,
serving as the rector of the rab-
binical seminary, publishing and
editing books on Judaism in
Spanish for the seminary press
and acting as advisor to the
Ministry of Health, Secretariat of
Human Development and Family.
Action Resolutions .
Soviet Jewry
Editor's Note: The following was adopted by the 54th
General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations,
November, 1985, Washington, D.C., and expresses the views of the
delegates of the member Federations.
The General Assembly meets at a critical time for Soviet Jews
the lowest point in emigration in two decades and on the eve of
the first Summit talks between the United States and the USSR
in six years.
At this pivotal juncture, we are deeply concerned about the in-
creased harassment, arrests, and imprisonment of aliyah activists
and Hebrew teachers, as well as the increased harshness of condi-
tions imposed upon Prisoners of Zion.
The Council of Jewish Federations applauds the President of
the United States for his public espousal of the cause of Soviet
Jewry and supports his efforts to achieve their release. We are
sensitive to the opportunities presented by the highest-level talks
between the United States and the Soviet Union the upcoming
meeting of U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev.
We commend the President for his expressed intent once more
to raise the issue of Soviet Jewish emigration to a high level of im-
portance in Ms discussions with the Soviet leadership. If new
agreements with the Soviet Union are to be entered into, its
credibility under existing treaties should be demonstrated by its
fulfillment of the Human Rights provisions of the Helsinki
Accord.
We urge the North American Jewish community to place the
issue of Soviet Jewry before their governments with vigor and
creativity, raising this to a higher priority of public opinion so that
the Soviet government will understand the deep concern of our
two countries and our readiness also to respond positively to
Soviet initiatives on this issue.
$2.4 Million Raised for UJA To Date
Continued from Page 1
the past chairman of the Inverrary
Divison of the campaign. The successful
dinner brought Inverrary's campaign to
close to $100,000 to date. Max Buck is
chairman of Inverrary.
The week concluded with the annual
Woodlands Dinner. Leon Messing, a
longtime worker for the campaign in
Woodlands, was honored for his years of
dedicated service. A total $800,000 was
pledged at the Woodlands Dinner accor-
ding to Dan Klein, Division chairman.
Streng said, "These four events have
moved our campaign well ahead. We are
now entering the crucial period of solicita-
tions in our major areas and in the Con-
dominium campaigns."
What did the National Com-
mission of the Disappeared find?
Irrefutable proof of the disap-
pearance of at least 9,500 people.
We have reason to believe that the
figure is much larger, but even to-
day some parents have not
reported the disappearance of
their children, either because of
fear or in the belief that by declar-
ing them disappeared they will
somehow endanger their children.
I think their silence was a fatal
mistake.
Of course, those who screamed
the loudest didn't get their
children back, but at least they
aided in slowing down the terrible
process. We calculated that some
30,000 people were directly af-
fected by arrest, torture or death.
We also proved a definite policy of
liquidation of anyone the military
junta declared undesirable as well
as an increased measure of tor-
ture to Jewish prisoners.
Are there similarities between
what the Nazis did in Europe
and what occurred in
Argentina?
Yes. There were crematoria in
Argentina, concentration camps,
murder by torture and guilt by
association, not because one was a
Jew or a Gypsy, but because one
was considered subversive by the
junta. During its unfettered rule,
the junta murdered whom they
wished, with complete impunity.
What typically happened to
the victims?
The disappeared person might
have been a 16-year-old high
school student, a college or
medical student, a young profes-
sional, a journalist, a psychiatrist
any man or woman thought to
have something to do with left-
wing subversion. The individual
was taken from home, often in
front of his parents' eyes.
Sometimes the parents were
beaten.
The young victim was beaten
before being dragged into the in-
famous unmarked Ford Falcons.
Frequently, army trucks would
arrive the next day, and all of the
apartment's contents would be
carted away. If one sought to
draw up a writ of habeas corpus,
one found very few lawyers who
had the courage to do so. Many
lawyers who tried to defend the
disappeared were never seen
again.
The most significant force that
stood up against the military junta
was the growing number of
mothers whose children had disap-
peared. From all social classes,
these women, who wore em-
broidered white bandanas with
the names of their missing
children, marched silently in front
of the government house every
Thursday afternoon.
Many of them disappeared as
well. This went on from 1976 to
1982. Families broke up over the
silence of other members and
their inability or unwillingness to
help their own brothers, sisters or
mothers look for their abducted
nieces and nephews and in some
cases, their own children.
It sounds unbelievable, but peo-
ple were dropped alive form
helicopters; buried alive in com-
mon graves; burned and tortured
to death; left for months to rot in
their own excrement in tiny three-
foot-square cells, where they
could neither sit nor lie down.
They died of the cold in winter and
of heat in summer. And all the
public said was: "If a boy or girl is
taken, there must be a reason."
Most people were too frightened
to act; they were accomplices by
their silence.
How did the Jewish communi-
ty respond?
The Jewish community was hit
very hard. Probably over a thou-
sand Jews were among the disap-
peared. I know of only one or two
cases in which people were ar-
rested because they were Jews.
But so many of those who disap-
peared came from university
circles, and the percentage of
Jews in the university is much
higher than in the general popula-
tion. In addition, most of the vic-
tims came from urban areas
where the Jewish population is
concentrated.
Also the age group and
ideological profile of the victims
matched that of the more pro-
gressive Jewish youth. It's not
that they were necessarily Marx-
ist or revolutionary, but many
were fed up with and embarrassed
by the conspicuous consumption
of their wealthy families.
People were also arrested
because of their association with a
victim. If, for example, a
psychiatrist were arrested, every
one of his patients would disap-
pear the next day. So, if we heard
that such a psychiatrist or a
youngster who belonged to a
Jewish youth group was taken, we
would try to convince the parents
to get their kids out of the country
within 24 hours, which we were
capable of doing, thanks to the
help of the Israeli ambassador,
who helped save hundreds of lives.
Did yon play an active role in
helping people escape?
I did everything in my power to
help.
Were yon immune from arrest?
Of course not. Nobody was pro-
tected. I simply responded as I
thought a rabbi had to respond.
Neither was I immune to fear.
What separates the activist from
the coward is not fearlessness.
Anybody facing violence and
death is afraid, but the coward
allows fear to paralyze him while
the activist does what has to be
done despite the fear.
Did yon find allies among the
Jewish leadership?
Very few. The organized Jewish
community felt that it was advan-
tageous to maintain unity and
"cordiality" in its relationship
with the military dictatorship in
order to minimize anti-Semitic ac-
tivity. That tactic was a mistake.
History has proven that such a
tactic only serves the dictatorship,
especially an anti-Semitic one,
which prefers to have a single ad-
dress for handling all Jewish
affairs.
What did the (Catholic)
Church do to defend the victims?
I must say with chagrin and
shame that the hierarchy of the
Catholic Church was an ac-
complice to the butchery, doing
nothing to stop the process of
organized murder. Indeed, in-
dividual activist priests in towns
and villages who defied the junta
felt the wrath of the hierarchy.
Not so the Protestants. I met
many more Protestant ministers
trying to visit the prisoners than I
did Catholic priests. It was essen-
tial that we saw as many prisoners
as possible. Those individuals seen
by a rabbi, minister or priest could
hardly be said not to exist by the
military or police.
You mentioned concentration
camps. What were they like?
They were not on the scale of
Dachau or Auschwitz. Some were
in private houses within the city,
in which 30 people were thrown in
a cellar and kept there for years.
Three or four thousand people
Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer
were imprisoned in the naval
mechanical school. Behind that
complex of beautiful white
buildings, people were tortured
and murdered in the most savage
manner imaginable.
How has all this affected the
Argentine people?
People to this day question
whether it really happened. It
makes one think of the revision
that is going on in regard to the
Holocaust. There are those who
still insist everybody who was kill-
ed should have been killed because
they were subversives.
WiU justice be served?
I believe in President Alfonsin,
in his honesty, his integrity, his
commitment to a pluralistic
democratic society. He is a great
lover of freedom, and I think he
will do everything in his power to
see that justice is done.
Argentina has reason to be pro-
ud now that material on the
atrocities has been published. It
has been recommended that this
be included in the curriculum of all
secondary schools so that no
Argentine can grow up without
knowing what the military did.
They bled the country through
their corruption. When they took
power the foreign debt was $6
million when they left it was $48
billion. Their last-ditch chance to
win internal support was the
Falkland-Malvinas fracas, which
cost another 1,000 Argentinian
lives.
What is the prognosis for the
quarter million Jews living in
Argentina?
Argentine Jewry loves Argen-
tina. They consider it their home.
I have students in my seminary
who are fourth generation Argen-
tines and they want to see the
Argentine democratic miracle be
consolidated.
In 1945 it was the eighth richest
country in the world. It had less il-
literacy than the United States. It
is an extraordinarily sophisticated
country. Buenos Aires is highly
cosmopolitan. There are more
than 35 Jewish day schools with
17,000 children enrolled. The
graduates of our Jewish high
schools go directly into the Israeli
universities without a preparatory
year.
What was 25 years ago basically
a secular Jewish community now
has worship services in practically
every school. The rabbinical
seminary continues to graduate
rabbis. Twenty-two of its
graduataes are the spiritual
leaders of some of South
America's most important
congregations.
South American Jewry is far
more inclined toward Zionism
than is North American Jewry.
The percentage of South
American Jews who made aliyah
(immigrated to Israel) is much
greater, those who return less. In
my congregation, you must have
an annual receipt from the
(United Jewish Appeal) to be a
member, or to have a bar mitzvah
or wedding celebrated.
Given the possibility of
economic stability and democracy,
Latin American Jewry can
flourish.


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Woodmont Launches '86 UJA Campaign
With Cocktail Party Jan. 7
In an effort to make this year's
Woodmont Division Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Appeal
'86 campaign the best ever, Mr.
and Mrs. David Mitchell have
opened up their home for a special
cocktail party, Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Helping to launch the drive to
raise record gifts in the coming
months, residents of the Oaks,
Timber Run, Waterford and
Lakewood areas of the Woodmont
community will attend the in-
augural event to be held at the
Mitchell home, 8428 N.W. 80th
Court, Tamarac.
Addressing the group will be
Albert Effrat, associate regional
director, Southeastern Region,
American Friends of Hebrew
University, who has also served
both as director of a Jewish Corn-
Albert Effrat
munity Center and Jewish
Federation in Broome County,
N.Y.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Water-
bury, Ct. as well as Fort Lauder-
dale and Palm Beach. His wife
Carol is the national manager for
the United Jewish Appeal
regional office in Deerfield.
According to Division chairmen,
Moe Wittenberg, Lou Colker and
Walter Bernstein, "We are work-
ing diligently to help achieve the
urgently needed funds necessary
to continue to maintain the ser-
vices of our family of Federation
agencies here in Greater Fort
Lauderdale, and to help all of our
Jewish brethren in Israel and in
more than 33 lands around the
world." Honorary chairman of the
Woodmont Division is Federation
vice president Daniel Cantor.
PALM SPRINGS II, on behalf of the 1986 Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal campaign will hold a 9:30 a.m. Sun-
day Jan. 26 breakfast at their Clubhouse. Chairman Hannah
Unger announced that Grace and Daniel Kramer wiU be honored
for their hard work and dedication to Jewish causes.
Highlighting the breakfast will be the presentation of William
Katzberg's slide show on israel. Pictured, are members of Palm
Springs II campaign committee. They are, from left, Bea ZeU,
Sophe Sperling, Hannah Unger, Charlotte Shopsin, Faye PU-
tleman and Millie Weisbrodt.
CONDOMINIUM UPDATE
$500 Plus Club Special Gifts Meet Jan. 22
Samuel K. Miller, vice president
of the Jewish Federation and
chairman of the Condominium
Cabinet, along with the members
serving on the Cabinet, extend an
invitation to join them for lunch
on Wednesday Jan. 22 on behalf
of the 1986 Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal cam-
paign, at noon at Inverrary Coun-
try Club.
A minimum commitment of
$500 is required for attendance
and will make the contributor a
member of the $500 Plus Club, an
elite group of individuals who
reside in the condominium com-
munities who pledge $500 or more
to Federation/UJA.
"All contributions are tax
deductible and will be credited to
each person's own community,"
stated Miller. "This is the first
time we are offering such an ex-
citing event for the con-
dominiums. I hope all will take ad-
vantage of it and make their com-
mitment," he added.
Guest speaker will be Rev. John
Stanley Grauel. John Stanley
Grauel became intimate with the
Jewish community and learned
about the Haganah. Fascinated,
he joined and volunteered to ride
on the President Warfield, soon to
be called the Exodus, as a galley
boy. He soon appeared in the
underground in Europe, a
mysterious figure known as "John
the Priest."
He served for seven months as a
leader of the ill-fated vessel and
his most celebrated exploit re-
mains his participation in the
'Battle of the Exodus." The Ex-
odus affair and evidence
presented concerning it became a
focal point for the United Nations
recommendation partition of
Palestine and the eventual
establishment of the State of
Israel.
Planning the event, along with
Miller, are co-chairmen David
Krantz and Bill Katzberg, and
vice chairmen Kurt Ellenbogen,
Sid Goldstein, Mary Katzberg, Al
Levin, Rivi Levin, Pearl Miller,
Nat Pearlman, John Shabel,
Tobey Shabel, Irving Spector,
Lucille Stang and Leo Weissman.
For further information contact
Natalie Graham, campaign
associate at the Jewish Federa-
tion at 748-8400.
Hawaiian
Gardens
Jules Mines, chairman of the
1986 Jewish Federation/United
Jewish Appeal campaign for
Hawaiian Gardens Committee,
has announced that the communi-
ty will hold its annual breakfast on
behalf of UJA at 10 a.m. Sunday
Jan. 26, at Temple Beth Israel,
7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd.,
Sunrise.
Century
Village
The community of Century
Village will hold an informative
Israel Update on Sunday Jan. 19
at 2 p.m. in their Clubhouse
Theater. Chairing the event are
Sybil Hecker and Rose Dickst*i"
EBrVTlQH
I
LAUDERDALE WEST, on behalf of the 1986
Jewish Federation/United Jewish Appeal
campaign, held its annual Evening for Israel
on Dec. 15. Guest speaker was Walter Berns-
tein, a member of the Federation's Board of
Directors and co-chairman of the Woodmont
Division of the Federation/UJA. Bernstein
discussed his recent UJA Mission to Israel
and Poland. Pictured at the function, from
left, Isaac Horowitz, co-chairman; Reba
Goldstein, co-chairman; Sidney Goldstein,
UJA chairman, Lauderdale West; guest
speaker Walter Bernstein; Leon Appel, co-
chairman; and Lou Grolnic, co-chairman. A
record crowd gathered in the Lauderdale West
Auditorium heard the music of Art Mayer of
the Sunrise Minstrelaires.
1
THE PALM-AIRE DIVISION Hall of Fame Award, on behalf of
the 1986 Jewish Federation/United Jewish Appeal, was presented
to Irving Libowsky left, chairman of Palm-Aire's UJA campaign,
at a Pacesetter luncheon held in his honor. Libowsky has served
as UJA chairman for the Palm-Aire Division for four years. In
those four years, a 600 percent increase in dollars raised for
Federation/UJA was recorded. Pictured with Libowsky are his
wife, Esther, and Myron (Mike) Ackerman, who presented
Libowsky with his award.
Palm-Aire Finalizes Plans
for Jan. 19 Dinner-Dance
On Sunday, Jan. 19, 1986,
residents of Palm-Aire will gather
at the Hilton Hotel in Inverrary to
honor Nathan Denenberg and Dr.
Maurice Mensh at a gala dinner-
dance on behalf of the 1986
Jewish Federation/United Jewish
Appeal campaign.
Nathan Denenberg, a native of
Philadelphia, is Board Chairman
of the successful Denny Sales
Company of Fort Lauderdale. An
ardent supporter of the Israel
Tennis Centers, Nathan and his
wife Edith, along with their son
and daughter, share the same
spirit and willingness to help
others in the Jewish community,
both locally and abroad.
Dr. Maurice Mensh is a
graduate of George Washington
University and Medical School.
He later became Assistant Pro-
fessor of Medicine there. Maurice
has the rare distinction of being
the first Jew appointed to the
century-old Board of Police and
Fire Surgeons. Maurice and his
wife Janet, have two sons and
three granchildren.
Irving Libowsky, chairman of
the Palm-Aire Division of the
Federation/UJA campaign, an-
nounced that last minute reserva-
tions may be made by contacting
Ken Kent at the Federation office
at 748-8400. "Join your fellow
Palm-Aerians and pay tribute to
Nathan Denenberg,
Dr. Maurice Mensh
these two most distinguished
men," Libowsky stated.
Serving as dinner co-chairmen
are Harry Sacks and Joseph
Kranberg.


Friday, January 3, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 7
CAMPAIGN '86 Federation/United Jewish Appeal
Inverrary Dinner Draws Record Crowd and Pledges, Kaplans Honored
In the gay and festive at-
mosphere of the grand ballroom of
the Inverrary Country Club, new
attendance and fund-raising levels
were set at the second annual In-
verrary Pacesetter Dinner and
Ball.
Pledges were up 17 percent
over last year, it was announced
by Max E. Buck, chairman for the
Inverrary Division of the 1986
Jewish Federation/United Jewish
Appeal campaign.
The gala event paid tribute to
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kaplan, long-
time activists for Jewish causes in
Inverrary.
Honoring the Kaplans at the
dinner were numerous community
leaders including, Mayor David
Kaminsky of Lauderhill; John
Streng, general campaign chair-
man for the Federation/UJA cam-
paign; Esther Lerner, president
of the Women's Division of the
Federation; Anita Perlman, noted
community philanthropic leader,
and Alvera A. Gold, Project
Renewal chairperson for the Fort
Lauderdale Federation as well as
the Florida Region.
In recognizing the efforts of the
Kaplans, Buzzy Tabatchnick,
chairman of the dinner, presented
them with a thousand-year-old
vase excavated in Israel.
In achieving a 17 percent in-
crease, the guests responded to an
Buzzy Tabatchnick, left,, chair-
man of the Inverrary Paceset-
ter Dinner, presents honoree
Joseph Kaplan with a
thousand-year-old vase which
was excavated in Israel.
appeal from Menachim Savador,
former Speaker of the Israeli
Knesset, for continued aid to
Jewish needs at home and abroad.
Mr. Buck told the guests that a
community where brother fails to
help brother is a community
without soul.
"Inverrary has a soul," he said.
Pictured at the Inverrary Dinner honoring
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kaplan, are, from left,
Max E. Buck, Inverrary Division Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Appeal chairman;
Buzzy Tabatchnick, Dinner chairman; Hilda
Leibo, Women's Division Inverrary chair-
man; and honorees Joseph and Ida Kaplan.
UJA-Funded Project Renewal
Combats Unemployment
Project Renewal. The
partnership program bet-
ween Jews in 257 U.S. com-
munities and 57 distressed
Israeli neighborhoods, is
combating Israel's growing
unemployment in concrete
ways. Here are recent
examples:
* More Job Training
Equipment. Renewal" has
purchased, via the organiza-
tion for rehabilitation
through training, elec-
tronics, computer and
biochemical iob-training
equipment for Migdal
Haemek ($150,000) and
Shderot, Maalot, and Hazor
($70,000 each). High school
students train by day, adults
by evening. Every renewal
neighborhood has job-
training courses.
* Training for Pay. In a
pilot workshop, 12 Tiberias
residents learn weaving,
then sell their products. The
profit incentive may speed
the learning process, enabl-
ing more adults to be train-
ed each year.
* Help in Retaining
Jobs. Forty-five Bet Shean
adults learn in a two-week
course how work habits in-
fluence job retention. Atten-
dance, punctuality and in-
itiative are stressed.
* Help in Avoiding
Bankruptcy. Twenty small-
business owners in Bet
Shean are learning how to
stay in business. Courses
cover pricing, bidding for
tenders, accountancy and
diversification. Successful
results have even led to
more hiring.
Communities aiding these
neighborhoods include: Los
Angeles, Long Beach, Palm
Springs, Sacramento, San
Jose; Salt Lake City; Reno
Honolulu; Topeka, Witchita
St. Louis, Kansas City, Mo.
Tulsa; Buffalo and
Rochester, N.Y.; and the
Pennsylvania cluster.
The Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale's
Project Renewal city is Kfar
Saba, Israel. Through the ef-
forts of our Project Renewal
chairperson, Alvera A.
Gold, and a host of dedicated
individuals, Kfar Saba has
grown from a struggling
ghetto to a thriving
neighborhood. Still, much
more needs to be done and
the Federation needs to
raise more monies to reach
their committed totals.
For further information
about Project Renewal and
how you can help, contact the
Jewish Federation at
7U8-HO0.
LIME BAY, on behalf of the 1986 Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Appeal campaign
held a Special Gifts event recently at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Popkin. A minimum
of $100 to the Federation/UJA campaign at
Lime Bay was required for attendance.
Federation asistant executive director Jan
Salit addressed the enthusiastic group. Pic-
tured at the function, in front, honorees Edith
and Joseph Milstein. Surrounding the Mils-
teins, from left, Carl Weitz, Lime Bay's UJA
co-chairman; Rose and Eugene Popkin, hosts;
and Sylvia and Arnold Schwartz, Special
Gifts chairmen.
WHAT'S HAPPENING
JANUARY
Jan. 3 UJA Sabbath. Tamarac
Jewish Center. 8 p.m.
Jan. 5 Cypress Chase All Phases. 10
a.m. Breakfast. Temple Beth Israel,
Sunrise.
Jan. 5 North Broward Midrasha. 8
p.m. Temple Beth Am.
Jan. 6 Women's Division Executive
Board Meeting. 9:30 a.m. At Federation.
Jan. 7 Woodmont Training for
Solicitors. 10 a.m. Clubhouse.
Jan. 8 Business Executive Network.
5:30-7:30 p.m. Marina Bay.
Jan. 9 Women's Division Woman of
Valor/Ruby Lion Luncheon. Minimum
$10,000. Home of Anita Perlman.
Jan. 9 Community Relations Com-
mittee (CRC) Meeting. 7:30 p.m. At
Federation.
Jan. 12 Oriole Gardens II. 10 a.m.
Breakfast. Clubhouse.
Jan. 12 Oceanside Division. Noon.
Brunch. Home of Liebowitz'.
Jan. 12 Hatikvah Singles Mission
Departs. Through Jan. 22.
Jan. 12 Bonaire Meeting. 7 p.m.
Clubhouse.
Jan. 12 Oriole Golf and Tennis I. 10
a.m. Breakfast. Clubhouse.
Jan. 12 Conglomerate of Six
Margate Condos. 10 a.m. Breakfast. Tem-
ple Beth Am, Margate.
Jan. 13 Women's Division Executive
Board Meeting. 9:30 a.m. At Federation.
Feb. 13 Century Village Luncheon.
Noon. Brooks Restaurant, Deerfield
Beach.
Jan. 13 Women's Division Lion of
Judah Event. Trip to Picasso Exhibit and
Luncheon. Minimum $5,000.
Jan. 15 Tamarac Cabinet Special
Gifts Event. $100 Minimum. 7:30 p.m.
Tamarac Jewish Center.


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Community Calendar
Compiled by Lori Ginsberg,
Federation 748-8400.
FRIDAY JAN. 3
Brandeis University NWC-
Inverrary Woodlands Chapter: 1
p.m. Meeting. Mark Allen, hand-
writing expert, will speak.
Broward Savings, Tamarac.
City of Hope-Plantation
Chapter: 11:45 a.m. Meeting.
Deicke Aud., 5701 Cypress Rd.,
Plantation. 792-8008.
SATURDAY JAN. 4
Sunrise Jewish Center-Men's
Club: 8 p.m. Show featuring
Howard Shaw, singer; Jerry
Leader, comedian; and Gillian
Grey, singer. Donation $5, $4. At
Temple, 4099 Pine Island Rd.
741-0295.
Sunrise Lakes Condominium
Association Phase I: 7:30 p.m.
"Salute to Israel." Playhouse,
-x 8100 Sunrise Lakes Dr. N. Dona-
tion $4. 742-5150.
SUNDAY JAN. 5
North Broward Midraaha: 8 p.m.
"Contemporary Issues of Jewish
Life Series." Speaker: Elizabeth
Holtzman. Topic: "The Elusive
Quarry: Nazis on the Run." Tem-
ple Beth Am.
WLI-Tamarac Chapter: One-day
cruise. Fee $16. 721-8932 or
722-0853.
Bnai Zion-Harry Matinsky Sim-
cha Chapter: 7:30 p.m. Dance and
social. Donation $4. Plaza
Ballroom, 5460 N. State Rd. 7.
741-1136 or 722-2311.
Bayside Reunion: Noon. Reunion
of former residents of Bayside,
N.Y. Dance, luncheon. Justin's
Rest. 971-4063.
MONDAY JAN. 6
Hadassah-Armon Castle
Gardens Chapter: Noon.
Meeting. Castle Gardens. 4850
NW 22 Ct., Lauderhill.
Brandeis University NWC-
Inverrary Woodlands Chapter: 1
p.m. Board meeting. Broward
Savings, 3000 N. University Dr.
Hadasaah-Bat Ami Tamarac
Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Meeting and
mini-lunch. Film: "Only the Faces
Have Changed." Tamarac Jewish
Center, 9101 NW 57 St.
Knights of Pythias-Margate
Lodge: 7:30 p.m. Meeting.
Catharine Young Library, 5810
Park Dr., Margate.
NCJW-Gold Coast Section: 9:30
a.m. Meeting. Nora Levsky will
discuss the book, "Brothers," by
Bernice Rubin. Coconut Creek
Community Center, 900 NW 43
Ave. Mini-breakfast.
TUESDAY JAN. 7
Teehnion-Women'a Division
North Broward Chapter:
Meeting. Jack Polinsky will
discuss, "Jewish Pride." David
Park Pavilion, 5803 Park Dr.
Young Israel of Deerfield
Beach-Sisterhood: Noon.
Meeting and mini-lunch. At Tem-
ple, 1880H W. Hillsboro Blvd.
426-4057.
Na'amat USA-Hatikvah
Chapter: 11 a.m. Mini-lunch and
meeting. White Elephant Sale.
Sunrise Lakes Phase I Playhouse.
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Jewish Book Review Series:
1-2:30 p.m. Review of, "The
Abandonment of the Jews."
Lauderdale Lakes Branch.
B'nai B'rith Women-Lakes
Chapter: Noon. Meeting. Public
Safety Bldg., Lauderdale Lakes,
4300 NW 36 St.
Hadasaah-Herzl Chapter of Ber-
muda Club: 11:30 a.m. Meeting.
Jack Salz will discuss, "Can
Jerusalem Survive?" Mini-lunch.
Bermuda Club Auditorium.
ORT-Pompano Beach Chapter:
12:30 p.m. Meeting. Accupunc-
turist Dr. Zin You will speak.
Pompano Rec. Center, 1801 NE 6
St.
Brandeis University NWC:
University on Wheels. 10 a.m.
Prof.'8 A. Levitan and S. Whit-
field will speak. "From Stratford
to Hollywood: Shakespeare in
Opera Jews in Film." Donation
$10. Broward Community Col-
lege, Bailey Hall.
THURSDAY JAN. 9
ORT-Tamarac Chapter: 11 a.m.
Meeting. Italian-American Club,
6535 W. Commercial Blvd.
721-1299.
City of Hope-Lakes Chapter:
12:30 p.m. Meeting. Lauderdale
Lakes City Hall.
Organizations
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
Brandeis University National
Women's Committee Inverrary
Woodlands Chapter will be
holding a used book sale in the up-
coming months.
The sale will be held from April
4 to 6 at the Coral Springs Mall at
University and Sample Road, 10
a.m. to 9 p.m.
On sale will be assorted hard
cover.paper backs, magazines,
etc.
For information or pick up, call
721-8887 or 722-3271.
All proceeds will benefit the
Brandeis University Library
Special Scholarship Fund. Dona-
tions are tax deductible.
Ofcuwia H. Roseswtoia, ExecatWe
Director
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF BROWARD COUNTY
MARRIED, BUT ALONE
Married but alone I feel
quietly eating our dinner meal.
My spouse has aged
and so have I
The years are passing,
passing us by
It's sad to think
it's come to this
An aging couple,
in emotional remiss.
When we were young
We felt so strong
Little between us
ever felt wrong.
The children were born
and we functioned as one
A family unit
often having fun.
How hurt I feel
in remembering days
When things seemed better
and more simple in ways.
We've hurt one another,
throughout the years,
And we've kept quiet our secrets,
our individual fears.
Her weight was a problem
his mouth the same
There were days when we wanted
to forget each others name.
He often embarrassed me
in front of my friend,
Further hurting a heart,
that was unable to mend.
Her ideals for me
were beyond my position
Causing me stress
upon forceful imposition.
I look at my spouse,
as she sips her hot tea,
And she pauses a moment
to look back at me.
He's about to say something
She too looks to talk
instead however,
he picks up a fork.
My spouse has been sick
I'm in poor health myself
The issues are too important
to further put on the shelf.
If you have a problem
it's not too late
You have free choice
to determine you fate.
Dr. Clifford Golden, Edt D.
Call Jewish Family Service of
Broward County, Phone 966-0956
in Hollywood or 749-1505 in Fort
Lauderdale.
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County is a beneficiary
agency of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale,
Jewish Federation of South
Broward, and the United Way of
Broward County.
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JERUSALEM Labor and Likud are expected to put aside
their sharp differences to stave off a revolt by religious parties in
their unity coalition government.
TEL AVIV Premier Shimon Peres stressed that he will con-
tinue to seek direct negotiations with Arab leaders despite the ap-
parent setback inflicted by King Hassan of Morocco who publicly
expressed readiness to meet with Peres for peace talks and then
denied that he had ever extended such an oner.
JERUSALEM Export figures for the first 11 months of this
year show a rise of eight percent over the same period in 1984, ac-
cording to official statistics released. Industrial exports for the
period January through November totalled $3,719 billion.
Diamonds were up 21 percent totalling $1,161 billion.
JERUSALEM Three hundred and thirty thousand Jews
have emigrated from Israel since the establishment of the State,
according to a report presented to the Cabinet by Absorption
Minister Yaacov Tsur.
JERUSALEM A way to enrich bone marrow in mice prior to
extracting it for bone marrow transfusion has been developed at
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine.
Transfusion of bone marrow is a technique sometimes used in
treating leukemia.
MAX BEZOZO, president, Betty Schulberg, executive ad-
ministrator, and Ida Schnitzer, vice president, all of the Col
David Marcus Chapter ofMagen David for Israel (ARMDI), pre-
sent a check in the amount of $10,000 to Robert Schwartz, director
of the Southeast District of ARMDI. The check was from the pro-
ceeds of a concert given by ARMDI featuring Rosalie Penacchio
and her troupe, Rosalie Williams and Alex Redhill. The check
was presented in the Main Office of ARMDI in New York.
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ommentary
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
OF GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33313 792-6700
By Muriel Haskell, Director of Public Relations
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND FEES CONCERN-
ING THE EVENTS OR PROGRAMS LISTED PLEASE CALL
THE CENTER.
Roumania. She played Anne
Frank. He wrote and directed
tragic and comic scenes about con-
centration camp life while he was
in one himself; It was called Vap-
narka. How he escaped the wat-
chful eyes of the Nazis, he says, is
a miracle.
They are Lia Koenig and Zvi
Shtolper husband and wife,
stars of Israel's Habimah National
Theater, who are on tour. See the
remarkable couple perform in "A
Couple From Heaven" in an after-
noon concert of comedy and music
Sunday afternoon, Jan. 12, 2
p.m., Plantation High School. If
you know Yiddish you'll love it. If
you understand just a little, you'll
still love it or if you know none at
all you'll still enjoy the sparkling;
entertainment provided by this
multi-talented pair who are here
under the joint sponsorship of the
Circle of Yiddish Clubs and the
JCC. Tickets nominally priced,
are at the JCC.
CAN YOU
PLEASE THEM ALL?
Talking about women, of
course. Well maybe! Hear Maria
Gale knowledgeable and pro-
vocative speaker, supervisor of
staff for JFS personnel, talk about
"Women's Conflicts in the 80's,"
during a JCC Woman's Day
Brunch Bunch Meeting 9:30 a.m.,
Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the JCC.
How can the ladies handle the
demands on their time and still
find time for self fulfillment!
Come find out!
LEARN
A NEW LANGUAGE
Computer language to be exact.
A new course taking place on four
consecutive Thursday evenings
7-8 p.m. at the JCC beginning
Jan. 8. It's a hands-on experience
in micro-computer. Learn about
word processing, keyboarding
graphics and how to feel comfor-
table with a computer. Computer
education expert Harriet
Wasserman will tell all!
ARE YOU BEHIND
THE WHEEL
Sharpen and refresh your driv-
ing skills with Sophie Safran, an
accredited AARP Instructor. The
eight hour two part course will be
given Wednesdays and Fridays 9
a.m.-l p.m., Jan. 8 and 10, Feb. 12
and 14, March 12 and 14.
Sign up! Class size limited. The
certificate you gain if you take the
course will entitle you to a dis-
count, if you're over 65.
WINTER CAMPING
Sixteen families (including 20
kids) spent the last night of
Hanukkah by ushering in Winter
at Quiet Waters Park, Dec. 14 and
15. The Aliceas, Bloomgardens,
Dykans, Faines, Frankels,
Goldens, Lehrers, Levisons,
Millheisers, Ross's, Sasters,
Tokars, Tunicks, Wolfers,
Wolfsons, and coordinating
hostess and JCC Early Childhood
Director Judy Kissel arrived at
camp headquarters late Saturday
afternoon. They played games, lit
a fire, bar-b-qued, lit the last can-
dle of the holiday and froze all
night in their tents. To help
everyone keep warm, coffee was
constantly brewing in the ladies
room while hot chocolate was be-
ing prepared for the bundled up
children in the men's room. In the
meantime, the fathers were kept
A VOLUNTEER
OF THE SEASON
Ruth Horowitz, one of the
volunteers chosen by the JCC
staff for citation during the three
month period between September
and December '85, began her af-
filiation with the Center's
WECARE long before JCC mov-
ed to its present campus on
Sunrise Blvd. Named Volunteer of
the Month for November and now
WECARE chairperson for the
past year, Horowitz headed a com-
mittee which planned, arranged
and brought close to 160
WECARE Volunteers to the
Tamarac Jewish Center for a
festive Sunday Brunch in
November. A personable and
popular chairlady, Horowitz has
inspired many new volunteers to
join the WECARE corps of
helpers.
Horowitz was one of the early
volunteers when the JCC
WECARE program was housed in
the building used by Federation
eight years ago on 33rd St. She
helped operate the Volunteer Nur-
sing Home program which cared
for 12 area facilities, planning the
Chaplaincy program for the High
Holidays, Hanukah and Passover.
She also involved the children in
local synagogue religious schools
for regular visits to the elderly
"shut-in" residents of the homes.
JCC BOARD MEMBER
Also a member of the JCC
Board, Horowitz is often seen on
JCC's premises these days conti-
nuing her admirable work for
Nursing homes and supervising
the Hospital Visitation programs,
food and gift distribution to needy
families and working with local
condominium and organization
groups who raise funds for
WECARE programs.
CAREER GIRL
Horowitz has a degree in
Biochemistry from NYU and
worked as a lab-technician. She
also had a successful career in ad-
ministrative work for several
business companies up North.
Fort Lauderdale is fortunate to
have had Ruth and Arti Horowitz
settle in Fort Lauderdale 11 years
ago. Volunteering is also a part of
Art Horowitz's life style. An ac-
tive member of JWV William J.
Kretchman Post No. 730 he has
held high office with the Jewish
veteran's group and recently was
responsible for the acquisition of
the new American flag which
came from Washington to fly high
on the flagpole overlooking the
JCC campus.
A COUPLE FROM HEAVEN
She's from Poland. He's from
busy by gathering wood for the
campfire. However, they were
brought back to civilization nice
and early Sunday morning with
the arrival of trays of bagels, trim-
mings and Danish. "It was a
warm family experience despite
the weather and the kids didn't
mind the cold-we did" says Judy
Kissel.
A FIRST TIME AFFAIR
Together for the first time!
LAINIE KAZAN, ROBERT
KLEIN at the Sunrise Musical
Theater Sunday eve April 6. Be a
donor and sponsor and come to
the champagne reception! And
help swell the JCC Scholarship
Fund!
The JCC is a major beneficiary
agency of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale, receiv-
ing funds from the annual United
Jewish Appeal campaign.
Archaeologists
discover
valuable find
TEL AVTV (JTA) An ancient
synagogue collection box contain-
ing about 500 coins, half of them
gold and the rest bronze, hidden
for well over 1,000 years, has been
uncovered during an ar-
chaeological dig of the ancient set-
tlement of Merot in the eastern
Galilee.
Archaeologists, who have kept
the find secret for many months
until completion of the current dig
and removal of the coins for ex-
hibition in a museum, declined to
put a value on the find.
The gold hoard was found in a
collection box carved in the floor
of a storeroom attached to the
side of the synagogue. The hole
was plugged by a close-fitting
stone which apparently saved the
collection from being plundered
throughout the ages.
The synagogue had apparently
been damaged several times by
earthquakes, which presumably
led to abandonment of the town
and its place of worship. The ar-
chaeologists believe the treasury
had been used to pay for
reconstruction work, as building
materials brought to the site but
not used were found nearby.
AID boosts
Israel-Third
World ties
NEW YORK (JTA) The
Agency for International Develop-
ment has budgeted for 1986 about
$5 million for grants competition
to provide funding for research
and cooperation between Israel
and Third World countries.
The figure represents more
than double the amount of funds
allocated last year for the United
States-Israel Cooperative
Development Research program,
which is designed to tap into
Israeli scientific and technological
expertise, Peter McPherson, the
administrator of AID, told the
World Jewish Congress.
CDR aims at Israeli cooperation
with Third World scientists, par-
ticularly those from "least
developed countries." AID seeks
"innovative research ideas in the
natural sciences that aim to solve
serious development problems,"
said McPherson.
The CDR program developed
from a proposal by U.S. Rep.
Howard L. Berman, D-Calif., who
introduced an amendment calling
for funds to be allocated to im-
prove collaboration between
Israel and Third World developing
countries.
Among the projected programs
was a grant of $149,950 to Tel
Aviv University in collaboration
with the Forest Research Center
in Kumasi, Ghana. The research
seeks to elucidate the role of a
relatively new group of viruses
which infect fungi."
_
Agency Focus
The participants of the Jewish Federation's Kosher Nutrition
Program located at the Jewish Community Center were lucky
participants of a Chanukah party given by the caring women of
B'nai B'rith Women, Hope Chapter. Pictured handing out gifts
are, standing from left, Henny Ellison, Henny Wolitzer and
Blanche Bombart, Community Volunteer Service chairperson.
Receiving gifts are seated from left, Sally Miller and Yeugenya
Spivak. The enterUiinment of the day was the Yiddish Man of
Music, Ben Kimelman, accompanied by talented Bess Levy.
EUie Apponte and her talented "Generation Gap" entertained
the Jewish Federation's Kosher Nutrition Program situated at
the JCC, for the Chanukah Holidays. They are good friends of the
Nutrition Program and have presented a holiday program for
many years.
Viewpoint
More Cuts Risky
Only the Iraq-Iran war and lack of unity among Arab states per-
mitted Israel to make the massive defense budget cuts included in
the country's current economic reform program, according to
Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The Middle East "arms race
goes on. The Soviet Union continues to supply Syria, Libya and
Iraq. The total defense budget for Middle East countries exceeds
$20 billion per year," Rabin said on his recent Washington visit.
But "because of inter-Arab problems, the capability of Arab
countries to have a concerted military policy against Israel is
limited. Therefore ... we can take the risk of cutting the defense
budget," he added.
However, Rabin cautioned that once the Persian Gulf war ends,
"I don't believe we'll be able to do what we've done" and reduce
military spending further. "Of all the countries in the region,
Israel is the only one which cuts its defense budget." Signs of
reconciliation between Syria and Jordan also are creating a new
concern for Israeli planners.
Israel's military spending put at $5.4 billion in 1983 by the
Finance Minister was estimated at $4.2 billion for 1985. Asked
about suggestions from some Israeli economists that the govern-
ment needs to cut several hundred million dollars more next year
and that some can come from defense, Rabin replied, "We cannot
take too many (more) risks for the security of Israel."
The Defense Minister praised the Israeli public for accepting
wage attrition of up to 15 percent in real terms as part of the anti-
inflation austerity program. He said that only the current na-
tional unity government made the austerity program possible.
U.S. military aid to Jerusalem for fiscal 1986 stands at $1.8
billion. Discussions reportedly are under way between
Washington and Jerusalem for the same amount, plus allowance
for inflation, for fiscal 1987.
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Temple News
TEMPLE EMANU-EL
The Men's Club of Temple
Emanu-El is proud to present a
gala concert featuring Cantor
Rita Shore, accompanied by her
husband Ira Shore on piano. An
afternoon of both popular and can-
torial selections will be presented.
The concert will take place at
2:30 p.m. Sunday Jan. 26 at Tem-
ple Emanu-El, 3245 W. Oakland
Park Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. Dona-
tion of $5 will go to the lowering
of the Temple mortgage.
For ticket information contact
Ben Ellen, 733-4920, Fred
Welsch, 742-8488 or Lou Yahm at
485-7526.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER
Rabbi Kurt Stone, spiritual
leader at Tamarac Jewish Center,
will discuss Federation/United
Jewish Appeal at UJA Sabbath, 8
p.m. Friday Jan. 3 at the Jewish
Center, 9101 NW 57 St. The com-
munity is invited to join Rabbi
Stone and members of the newly
formed Tamarac UJA Cabinet,
David Krantz and Sam Federman,
co-chairmen; Bernie Simms, Ber-
muda Club; John Shabel, Concord
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Cantor Rita and Ira Shore
Village; Milton Kern, Sands
Point; Lou Solomon, Isles of
Tamarac; Eugene Popkin, Lime
Bay, at the service.
The Hebrew Congregation of Lauderhill
established a scholarship fund, in perpetuity,
at The Hebrew Day School of Fort Lauder-
dale. Making the initial presentation to, left,
Dr. Marc Schwartz, president of the Day
School, and Mrs. Fran Merenstein, director,
are Mr. George Shalon, president of The
Hebrew Congregation and Mrs. Julia
Sussman, president of the Sisterhood. In-
strumental in introducing the Lauderhill
Congregation to the Hebrew Day School is Mr.
Nat Greene, right, Talmud teacher at the Day
School. The presentation was made at a Day
School Board meeting. Hebrew Day School is a
member of the Federation family of agencies
funded by the Federation/UJA campaign.
A Diversified
Jewish Quiz
ON DEC. 10, the Lauderhill
Chapters of B'nai B'rith and
B'nai B'rith Women joined
together with the Lauderhill
Mall Management to present
the ninth annual Chanukah
festival. Chairing the festival,
once again, were Lillian and
Louie Balitzer. Many local
dignitaries attended the func-
tion including Mayor David
Kaminsky, Lauderhill; Mayor
Alfonso GereM, Lauderdale
Lakes, and State Represen-
tative Bui Clark. William
Leichter served as host with
Rabbi Israel Halpern deliver-
ing the invocation. Performing
were Cantor Philip Erstling,
the Cee Gees of Castle Gardens
and JCC's Chorale, under the
direction of Hollie Berger. A
meaningful candlelighting
ceremony was held, delighting
the over 500 people in
attendance.
By RABBI
DAVID W. GORDON
1- What is one of the greatest
Biblical discoveries of our time?
2- How many blessings is a Jew
required to recite each day?
3- What does the word "Torah"
in the broadest sense encompass?
4- What special blessing is in-
voked upon viewing the rising of
the sun (Sunrise)?
5-When is an autopsy
permitted?
6- On what basis was the Song
of Songs admitted into Holy Writ
(Sacred Canon)?
7- Define the Hebrew term
"Hagbaah."
8- Define "Gelilah."
9- Who were Willie and Gene
Howard?
10-What is the kosher
slaughtering of animals and fowl
called?
Answers
1- The Dead Sea Scrolls found
in a cave in Qumran in 1947 con-
taining passages from Biblical
books written long before any of
the Bibles we now use, as well as a
complete scroll of the Book of the
Prophet Isaiah (all 66 chapters).
2-100-thus the daily worship
came to be called "One Hundred
Blessings."
3- It does not mean the Pen-
tateuch, nor the 24 books of the
Bible only, but all the creativity
and genius from Mount Sinai.
4- Blessed art Thou 0 Lord our
G-d, King of the Universe, who
created the work of the
Beginning."
5- According to Rabbi Ezekiel
Landau, the widely recognized
legal authority "If there was a
reasonable or immediate possibili-
ty of saving human life."
6- The Talmudical authorities
interpreted its passion and sen-
suality (love poetry) as an allegory
of G'd's love for the Jewish
people.
7- "The lifting up" of the Torah
Scroll to the Congregation by a
worshipper who is thus honored.
8- "The rolling up" of the Scroll
after it has been read.
9- A famous vaudeville team
who entertained generations of
theatre goers.
10- "Schechita," the severing of
the windpipe, gullet and blood
vessels, (a most humane method)
TEMPLE BETH AM
Robert Weintrob, son of Diana
and Lawrence Weintrob, will be
called to the Torah in honor of his
Bar Mitzvah at the Saturday mor-
ning Jan. 4 service at Temple
Beth Am, Margate.
RAMAT SHALOM
The Bar Mitzvah of Fred
Posner, son of Dr. Gail and Dr.
Alan Posner, will be celebrated at
the Saturday morning Jan. 4 ser-
vice at Ramat Shalom, Plantation.
TEMPLE KOL AMI
The B'nai Mitzvah of Jill
Lefkowitz, daughter of Sandy
and Joel Lefkowitz, and Stuart
Gang, son of Dorn and Fred Gans,
will be celebrated at the Saturday
morning Jan. 4 service at Temple
Kol Ami, Plantation.
Candelighting Times
Dec. 20 5:16 p.m.
Dec. 27 5:20 p.m.
Jan. 3 5:24 p.m.
Jan. 10 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 17 5:35 p.m.
Gans
CONSERVATIVE
CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE OF COCONUT CREEK, meets Broward
Federal Savings, Lyons Road and Coconut Creek Parkway. Coconut Creek. Ser-
vices: Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Rabbi Joaiah Derby.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660). 9101 NW 57th St.. Tamarac, 33321.
Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Late Friday service 8 p.m. Satur-
day 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Kurt F. Stone. Auxiliary Rabbi Nathan Zolondek. Cantor P.
Hillel Brummtr.
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8660), 7205 Royal Palm Blvd.. Margate, 33063. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m..
5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 5 p.m. Rabbi Paul Plotkin. Rabbi Emeritus, Dr. Solomon
Geld. Cantor Irving Grossman.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (742-4040), 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Sunrise, 33313.
Service*: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m., 5.30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Rabbi Albert N. Tray. Cantor
MaariceNoa.
TEMPLE BETH I8RAEL OF DEERFIELD BEACH (421-7060), 200 S. Century
Blvd., Deerfidd Beach, 83441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m., and at candlelighting time. Rabbi
Joseph Langnsr, Castor Shabtal Aekanaaa.
TEMPLE B'NAI MOSHE (942-6380). 1434 SE 3rd St., Pompano Beach. 33060.
Services: Friday 8 p.m. Cantor Jehudah HeUbraaa.
TEMPLE SHA'ARAY TZEDEK 741-0296). 4099 Pine Island Rd., Sunrise, 33321.
Sen Ices: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 6 p.m.; Late Friday service 8 p.m.; Satur-
day 8:46 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Cantor Jack Marchant.
TEMPLE SHOLOM (942-6410), 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach. 33060. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:46 a.m., evenings: Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m.,
Friday evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Rabbi Samuel April. Cantor
Ronald Graatr.
CONGREGATION BETH HILLEL OF MARGATE (974-3090). 7640 Margate
Blvd., Margate, 33063. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:16 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Late
Friday service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Cantor Joel Cohen.
HEBREW CONGREGATION OF LAUDERHILL (733-9660), 2048 NW 49th Ave.,
Lauderhill, 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:45 a.m. Rabbi Israel Halpern.
NORTH LAUDERDALE HEBREW CONGREGATION (722 7607 or 722 2722).
Services: at Banyon Lakes Condo Clubhouse. 6060 Bailey Rd., Tamarac, Friday at 5
p.m., Saturday 8:45 a.m. Charles B. Friar, President.
ORTHODOX
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684), 4361 W. Oakland Park Blvd..
Lauderdale Lakes, 33313. Services: Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m., 5 p.m., Friday
8 a.m., 5 p.m., Saturday 8:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Cantor Panl Staart.
SYNAGOGUE OF INVERRARY CHABAD (748-1777), 4661 N. University Dr.,
Lauderhill. Services: Sunday through Friday 6:46 a.m, 8 a.m., 5:16 p.m., Saturday 9
a.m.. 5:80 p.m. Stady groups: Men, Sundays following services; Women.
Tnesdays 8 p.m. Rabbi Aron I.ieberman.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEERFIELD BEACH (421-1367), 1880 W. Hillsboro Blvd.,
Deerfield Beach, 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. and sundown.
Saturday 8:45 a.m. and sundown.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF HOLLYWOOD-PORT LAUDERDALE (966-7877), 3291
Stirling Rd., Fort Lauderdale. 33312. Services: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.,
and sundown; Saturday, 9 a.m., sundown; Sunday 8 a.m., sundown. Rabbi Edward
Davis.
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID 726-3683). 8676 W. McNab Rd., Tamarac.
33321. Services: Daily 8 a.m.; mincha 6 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Rah*
bi Chain. Schneider. Congregation president: Herman Fleischer.
RECONSTRUCTIONS
RAMAT SHALOM (472-3600), 11301 W. Broward Blvd.. Plantation. 33325. Ser-
vices: Friday. 8:16 p.m.; Saturday. 10 a.m. Rabbi Elliot Skiddell. Cantor Bella
Bogart.
REFORM
TEMPLE BETH ORR (753-3232), 2151 Riverside Dr.. Coral Springs, 38065. Ser-
vices: Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. Rabbi Jerrold M. Levy. Canter Nancy
Hsnsman.
TEMPLE B'NAI SHALOM OF DEERFIELD BEACH (426-2532). Services at
Menorah Chapels. 2305 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 33441 Friday 8pm
Rabbi Nathan H. Fish. Cantor Morris Levinson.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL(731-2310), 3245 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes,
38311. Services: Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or celebration of Bar-
Bat Mitzvah. Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon. Cantor Rita Shan.
TEMPLE KOL AMI (472-1988). 8200 Peters Rd., Plantation, 33324. Services: Fri
day 8:15 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. Rabbi Sheldon J. Hair. Cantor Gene Carbarn.
LIBERAL JEWISH TEMPLE OF COCONUT CREEK (971-8868). Services: Fri
day night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3950 Coconut
Creek Parkway. Rabbi Brace S. Warshal. Cantor Barbara Roberta.
TEMPLE BAT YAM (661-6308). McGaw Hail, 1400 N. Federal Hwy. (adjacent to
Second Presbyterian Church), Ft. Lauderdale, 33804. Service: Bi weekly on Friday
evenings at 8 p.m. Cantor Richard Brawn.
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Israel
Bonds
News
Newswire/Washington
NORTH DADE-BROWARD Israel Bonds new leadership met
recently in the home of Steve and Bonnie Schwartzbaum to
discuss the Middle East. Pictured, from left, Eli and Joanne
Papir, chairpersons; Dr. Bernard Schechterman, guest speaker,
and the Schwartzbaums.
SOPHIA AND HARRY
Nozick will be honored at an
Israel Bonds Night in Israel at
Cypress Chase A on Wednes-
day Jan. 15, announced Carrie
Hecht and Milton L. Sche-
ingarten, co-chairpersons. The
evening will be held in the
Recreation Hall, 2900 NW U8
Terr., Lauderdale Lakes. Emit
Cohen will entertain.
Newswire/Florida
>
FORT LAUDERDALE'S International Swimming Hall of
Fame has run out of space. Plans for a $500,000 addition are
underway, and the kick off fundraising event for 1986 will be held
April 12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston, Texas.
THERE'S A NEW program in Broward County that's helping
to keep young people out of trouble. The youngsters are par-
ticipating in healthy outdoor activities. They're learning the value
of teamwork and the necessity of following rules. This worthwhile
new program at the Broward Sheriff's Office is the Police
Athletic League, or PAL.
Carl Grossberg
Riverside Founder
Passes At 87
Carl Grossberg, one of the
founders and chairman of the
Board of Riverside Memorial
Chapels of New York and Florida,
passed away December 22, at 87
years of age.
Mr. Grossberg was nationally
known and acclaimed for his many
good works in the Jewish com-
munity, as well as for the Jewish
Funeral Directors Association.
Some of his varied activities in-
cluded serving as vice president of
the New York Board of Rabbis,
founder and trustee of Park East
Synagogue, board member of
Temple Shaaray Tefila, and The
Actors Temple, and honorary
president of The Jewish Funeral
Directors of America.
He was the husband of the late
Faye Grossberg. He is survived by
his children Larry and Elaine,
grandchildren Julie, Robert and
Douglas Grossberg, and Stephen,
Anna and Susan Roth. Services
were held at the Riverside
Amsterdam Avenue Chapel on
Tuesday, December 28. In atten-
dance were more than 20 rabbis
and a large number of colleagues
from across the country.
In Remembrance .. .
The employees and officers of Riverside Memorial
Chapels of Florida mourn the loss of their beloved
Chairman and mentor Carl Grossberg.
Hia kindness and compassion, ss well aa the eage
guidance he gave to all of us, will ever live in
our memories.
May the Almlgtity grant Cart Grossberg the real
and peace he so richly earned with hia good deeds
and many philanthropic endeavors.
Riverside Memorial Chapela
Alfred Golden, President
Leo Hack, Exec. V.P.
Steven Mack, Gen. Mgr.
Chairmen Dr. Milton S.
Nourick and Harry Haimowitz
announce B'nai B'rith Kol
Haverim Lodge and State of
Israel Bonds will honor Lee
and Ruth Rauch at a Night in
Israel Wednesday, Jan. IS, 8
p.m. at the Hilton HotelrGaU
Ocean Mile, 4060 Gait Ocean
Drive, Fort Lauderdale. They
will be presented with the
coveted Israel Scroll of Honor
because of their dedication and
self-sacrxficing work for Israel
and the community.
Refreshments will be served,
and everyone is welcome.
RSVP 566-3196 or 56U-6965.
SECRETARY OF State George Shultz criticized Washington's
West European allies for moving toward legitimizing the
Palestine Liberation Organization before the terrorist organiza-
tion changes its policy.
A MOVE to reduce the interest on existing Israeli debts to the
U.S. was abandoned in the Senate as too costly in the light of
budgetary constraints.
THE REAGAN Administration would like the Soviet Union to
realize that in order to create "atmosphere" in which the
American public will accept arms control agreements and other
accords sought by the USSR, Moscow must make improvements
on human rights and regional issues, a State Department official
stressed.
A BILL was introduced in Congress to establish a special com-
mission that would investigate U.S. assistance to Nazis and Nazi
collaborators following World War II.
The Hon. Meir Rosenne, Am-
bassador of Israel to the United
States, will be the guest speaker
at the American ORT Federa-
tion National Conference Ban-
quet, Jan. 25, at the Sheraton
Centre in New York City. The
61st AOF annual National
Conference will be held Jan.
U-*6.
Tradition, it's what
makes us Jews. That's
why we're'beside you
when you need us
most. After all, Our
Real Involvement is
with the Living.
Riverside
Memorial Chapel
(305)531-1151
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Books Worth Reading ...
writer to keep his copy lively and
enough of a reporter to provide
his readers with more answers
than questins. That's a rare com-
bination, making for valuable
reading.
BIOGRAPHY
Eye-Witness To Destiny A
Nephew's Tribute To Dr. Ber-
nard Revel: A Modern Day
Joshua. By Joseph A. Kornfeld.
It has been said that Dr. Ber-
nard Revel, the scholar and first
president of Yesniva College, was
a man of rare personal charm, in
possession of a scintillating sense
of humor. These qualities of the
man are usually noted in passing,
buried beneath the extensive com-
mentary on his scholarly and
educational accomplishments. We
deserve the human dimension of
the Tulsa oil baron-turned-
scholar.
This is the job that Joseph A.
Kornfeld, Revel's nephew, has
undertaken in a privately publish-
ed tribute and mini-biography,
Eye-Witness to Destiny. Korn-
feld pays ample tribute to the
usual biographical fodder, but he
takes it further, relying on his
own memories of Revel and inspir-
Jewish Festival in Curacao StfKasSSaSSfi:
MIDDLE EAST
Between Washington and
Jerusalem: A Reporter's
Notebook. By Wolf Blitzer. Ox-
ford University Press. 269 pp.
$15.95.
As the Jerusalem Post
Washington Bureau Chief, Wolf
Blitzer has occupied, since the
Yom Kippur War, one of the hot-
test of journalistic hot seats where
Israel and the Middle East are
concerned. Between Washington
and Jerusalem his sharp and con-
cise collection of memories, in-
sights and analyses, is proof that
Blitzer has not squandered his
opportunities.
Blitzer's top-level access allow
him to share new facts and
fascinating insights on such Mid-
dle East players as Menachem
Begin, Anwar Sadat, Jimmy
Carter and Ronald Reagan. Some
of it is not only personal, but
historical: Witness Sadat's
crediting Blitzer himself for giv-
ing him the idea of beginning his
peace offensive with a personal
visit to Israel.
Blitzer explores the many facets
and angles of the Middle East-
Western relationship, providing
intelligent commentary on the
role of American Jewry in the US
political process; the Washington
bureaucracy; the Israeli presence
and influence in Washington; Con-
gressional attitudes toward the
Middle East; and intelligence links
between the countries involved.
Well organized and lucidly ex-
plained, Blitzer's writing cuts
through the Middle East haze and
actually details how the vast
machinery works and interacts.
Though his material is heavy
and complicated, Blitzer avoids
falling into the trap which engulfs
many journalists embarking on
similar projects. He is enough of a
Briefly;
Prime Minister Shimon Peres congratulates Gloria Elbling
(right), the newly elected national president ofNa'amat U.S.A.,
and Phyllis SuUcer (left), immediate past president, at their re-
cent convention in Israel. The name change from Pioneer
Women/Na'amat to Na'amat U.S.A. was adopted to signify the
unification of purpose with Na'amat, the largest women's
organization in Israel.
Eye-witness to Destiny, like
most self-published projects, suf-
fers from the blemishes in style,
continuity and organization that
an editor would have corrected.
Nevertheless, it is, ultimately, too
short a work, and leaves the
reader wanting more.
It is available directly from the
author, Suite 501, Oil Capital
Bldg., 507 South Main St., Tulsa,
OK 74103.
We are given warm recollec-
tions of Revel's Shabbos dinners
in his handsome Tulsa house,
where deep and emotional prayer
was the rule. We accompany the
family on its summer trips to Col-
orado to escape the hellish Tulsa
heat. We see Revel, in his favorite
rocking chair, "always preoc-
cupied with the large cloth-bound
tomes of Talmud."
Replica of 17th century tomb-
stone in Curacao Jewish
Museum.
The oldest synagogue in the
western hemisphere will be the
focal point of the 1986 Curacao
Jewish festival, to be held on the
Caribbean island in January. The
festival is being organized by the
Curacao Tourist Board, in
cooperation with five U.S. Jewish
organizations, the government of
Curacao, and the island's Jewish
community.
The programme will include
religious services and receptions
at the Mikve-Israel synagogue and
a gala banquet as well as enter-
tainment and sightseeing.
At the banquet, the five spon-
soring organizations will make a
presentation to the Curacao
government in recognition of its
relationship with the Jewish peo-
ple. The island has "provided an
enlightened humanitarian haven
for Jewish religious and cultural
traditions for over 300 years," the
organization say.
The first Jews arrived in
Curacao in 1651 and the
synagogue was built in 1732. In its
courtyard stands the Jewish
cultural museum.
The festival will take place from
Jan. 5-23, "the height of the
Caribbean winter season," as the
organizers point out. Five or
eight-day packages are available
through the travel departments of
the participating organizations:
B'nai B'rith, B'nai Zion, National
Council of Jewish Women, Union
of American Hebrew Congrega-
tions and United Synagogue of
America. Prices range from $544
to $780.
Publix Bakeries open at 8:00 A.M.
-w ......
Available at PubHx Stow with
Fresh Danish Bakarlaa Only.
Crusty, Frssh Baksd
French Bread
toaff %J
Available at PubHx Storas with
Frssh Danish Bakarlaa Only.
Made with Raisins, Nuts and
Othar DaHctous Ingredients
Fruit Bars
12-$1
19
t H
Available at PubHx Storas with
Frash Danish Bakeries Only.
Boston
Cream Cake
each
99
4 s.
Available at All Pubix Stores
and Danish Bakeries.
Danish Apple Strip........Ch$189
A Delicious Assortment, Family Pack12 CakeDonuts................. box $159
Made with Nutritious Ingredients
Zucchini Muffins........6 for $159

Available at Publix Storea with Fresh
Danish Bakeries Only.
Glazed Donuts...........6 for 89*
Prices Effective
January 2 thru 8.1986.


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