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OF GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE
Volume 16 Number 85
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, December 6, 1986
Price ;i~> Cents
Plantation UJA '87 Pacesetter Dinner-Dance
December 14 at Mayfair House in the Grove
A fabulous evening of din-
ing and dancing has been
planned as the Plantation
community gathers on Sun-
day, Dec. 14 to show their
support and commitment to
the 1987 Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
campaign.
Plantation Pacesetters
Event chairmen Alan and
Marsha Levy, are pleased to
announce that the
prestigious event will be
held in Ensign Bitters, a
private club located in the
beautiful Mayfair House in
Coconut Grove.
"Plantation always tries
to do something new and ex-
citing for its annual Paceset-
ters event," the Levy's
stated. "We hope that this
year, the Plantation com-
munity responds generously
to the needs of our Jewish
brethren."
The participants will
depart from the Jewish
Community Center prompt-
ly at 5 p.m. A minimum
family commitment of
$2,500 to the '87 Federa-
tion/UJA campaign is re-
quired for attendance.
Couvert is $75 per person.
Serving as event co-
chairmen are Mr. and Mrs.
George Berman, Mr. and
Mrs. Bernard Canarick and
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Conn,
with a large host committee
including:
Mr. and Mrs. Alan
Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Ken-
neth Bierman, Mr. and Mrs.
Merrill Cohen, Mr. and Mrs.
Al Effrat, Dr. and Mrs. Joel
Feiss, Dr. and Mrs. Sylvam
Goldin, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce
Goldman, Dr. ana" Mrs.
Richard Greene, Dr. and
Mrs. Robert Grenitz, Dr.
and Mrs. David Horowitz,
Mr. and Mrs. David
Jackowitz, Mr. and Mrs. Ar-
nold Mann, Dr. and Mrs.
James Marsten, Mr. and
Continued on Page 15
From Plantation Alan and Marsha Levy at the helm of the event
of special significance to world Jewry.
Glamour, Glitter, Commitment at Major Gifts
World News
JOHANNESBURG -'
The chairman of the South
African Zionist Federation
has urged his nation's Jews
to more seriously consider
immigration to Israel, as
their relatively comfortable
South African lifestyle could
end. The Jewish Echo of
Glasgow, Scotland, reports
that M.W. "Mockie" Fried-
man warned delegates to
the recent federation con-
ference here of "a dark
night for Jews, with danger
emanating from the ex-
treme right and extreme
left."
VIENNA Israel
reportedly has decided not
to replace its Ambassador in
Vienna when current envoy,
Michael Elizur, retires
shortly. Instead, it will leave
its embassy in the hands of a
Charge d'Affaires, a signifi-
cant downgrading of Israeli
diplomatic representation in
Austria. Jerusalem's deci-
sion is clearly a sign of its
deep displeasure over the
election of Kurt
Waldheimer to the Austrian
Presidency last July after a
bitter campaign during
which massive evidence of
Waldheim's Nazi past were
uncovered. A new Am-
bassador would have to pre-
sent his credentials to
Waldheim, a diplomatic
ceremony unacceptable to
Israel under current
circumstances.
It was a festive occasion
with a special purpose the
glamour and glitter of the
formal evening wear affair
and the purpose of raising
life-saving, life-giving
dollars to help tens of
thousands of Jewish men,
and women and children, in
a tribute to a world of
Jewish need by the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale at the Major
Gifts Dinner on behalf of file
1987 Federation/United
Jewish Appeal campaign.
The event, a spectacular
success, held Thursday
evening, Dec. 4, at the Mar-
riott's Harbor House Resort
Hotel on the Fort Lauder-
dale Oceanside, surpassed
the expectations of those
most closely associated with
the program launching the
'87 drive for $7.2 million.
Some 200 people gathered
and pledged their heartfelt
support to herald the open-
ing of the Jewish com-
munity's major philan-
thropy. Those attending
made a minimum family gift
of $10,000 to the 1987 cam-
paign. The amount pledged
for Project Renewal-Kfar
Saba for '87 was also includ-
ed in qualifying for the
black-tie meeting.
With optimistic anticipa-
tion, guests mingled during
the cocktail reception before
proceeding into dinner.
Through the diligent efforts
of Steven Lewin, Fort
Lauderdale Dinner chair,
and his co-chairs Walter
Bernstein, Tamarac; Esther
Lerner, Fort Lauderdale;
Irving Libowsky, Pompano
Beach; Leon Messing,
Tamarac; Joel Reinstein,
Plantation; Barton
Weisman, Fort Lauderdale;
and program chairman,
Harold Oshry, Tamarac;
North Broward County's
distinguished leaders
answered the challenge of
UJA in 1987 with a record-
breaking total surpassing
last year's $1.7 million in
gifts.
After the guests had din-
ed sumptuously on an
elegant repast, Sheldon S.
Polish, general campaign
chairman, told the group,
"You are all here because
through your hard work in
your own lives, you can con-
template the less fortunate
of our brethern here in
Greater Fort Lauderdale
and do something about it.
Continaed on Pan 14
'Spotlight on Israeli Guest Speaker...'
Palm-Aire UJA Event Features Lea Rabin Dec. 15
Lea Rabin
Coming to South
Florida to address the
Palm-Aire Division
Pacesetter Luncheon,
Monday, Dec. 15, on
behalf of the 1987
Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Ap-
peal campaign, is Israeli
humanitarian Lea
Rabin, wife of Israel's
Minister of Defense and
former Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin.
The distinguished
guest speaker, who will
join with the more than
200 men and women
leaders at the noon
meeting in the Palm-
Aire Hotel and Conven-
tion Center in Pompano
Beach, will be on hand
when the community
pays tribute to honorees
Joseph Kransberg,
Charles Ruben, Harry
Sacks, Sam Schwartz
and Milton Trupin.
Totally involved in
working with her
brethren throughout her
adult life, Lea Rabin
devoted herself to
assisting the families of
wounded soldiers,
establishing an effective
home-care program dur-
ing the Yom Kippur
War and its aftermath.
While her husband was
Israel's Ambassador to
the U.S., she continued
her activities on behalf
of the ongoing
rehabilitation of wound-
ed soldiers and officers.
A leader in a variety of
public volunteer
organizations in Israel,
she is a leader in those
relating to the Army's
welfare activities and
the programs of the
Council of Working
vomen (Moetzet
Hapoalot), the largest
women's group in the
country.
She has been active in
the Palmach, the strike-
force of the pre-State
underground army, the
Haganah, and has serv-
ed with the Office of In-
formation during the
War of Independence.
The Rabins, who were
married in 1948, their
wedding anniversary
coincides with the
establishment of the
State of Israel, have two
children.
Chairman of the lun-
cheon, Irving Libowsky,
announced that those
persons wishing to at-
tend must make a
minimum individual
commitment of $500 to
the Federation/United
Jewish Appeal
camapign.


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 5, 1986
Yes! I'm Ready to Help Brighten Chanukah
Candles Around the World With My Gift
(IIIHlli
My friend:
This year around the world,
Chanukah candles will burn just a
little bit brighter. And with good
reason.
In the past year, for thousands
of Jews in 33 nations, things have
gotten a little better. Thanks, in
large part, to the Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Fort Lauder-
dale/United Jewish Appeal annual
campaign.
In Israel, Ethiopian Jews are
learning to live in a modern
world ... to be partners in pro-
gress in their new homeland. In
Romania, 10,000 elderly Jews just
received a shipment of food,
clothing and winter fuel. In North
Africa, many have received
urgently needed food and
medicine. And here at home, we
are providing the important
social, cultural and educational
service so vital to our strength as
a community.
All in large part, because our
community is composed of people
like you, people who care.
But in the celebration of this
season, it is also important we
remember there are even greater
challenges facing us as individuals
and as a community. And that
there are even more pressing
reasons to give generously to our
campaign right now.
Take a moment and look
around.
This year, in Eastern Europe,
our people will remember
Chanukah in silence and sadness,
trapped behind an iron curtain of
fear and oppression. In the
Moslem lands, they will face the
season with little more than faint
hope and an empty stomach. In
Israel, the disadvantaged will lag
further and further behind
because the nation's staggering
economic crisis has forced cut-
backs in education and social
services.
Even in our community, too
many of our elderly, our recently
divorced and our single adults will
spend the holiday alone. Too many
of our young people will take
Forty Men and Women Lead the Way in 1987...
Federation/United Jewish Appeal Campaign Cabinet
More than 40 men and women,
key members of the Greater Fort
Lauderdale Jewish community
from Davie to Deerfield Beach
have been named to the Jewish
Federation United Jewish Appeal
1987 Campaign Cabinet, it was
announced by Sheldon S. Polish,
general chairman.
According to Polish, these con-
cerned and community-minded
people who make up our Jewish
community's major philanthropy
leadership group, will have a
great impact on the world we live
in. He said, "Their involvement in
Federation in the past has indeed
touched the lives of Jewish people
throughout the world, and has
provided tens of thousands of
men, women and children with
vital social service and
humanitarian programs, in our
own community, in Israel, and
around the world."
Polish emphasized that each of
the team leaders have been given
major area and division respon-
sibilities and will attend a number
of planning and organizational
meetings to complete campaign
programming for the coming
months.
The campaign members include:
Walter Bernstein, Martin Cain,
Q CAMPAIGN"7^
Daniel Cantor, Elaine Cohn, Lou
Colker, Judah Ever, Richard
Finkelstein, Alvera Gold, Leo
Goodman, Victor Gruman, Ely
Kushel, Paul Lehrer, Alan Levy,
Jo Ann Levy, Mark Levy, Marsha
Levy, Steven Lewin, Irving
Libowsky, Leon Messing, Samuel
K. Miller.
Sigmund Nathan, Claire Oshry,
Harold Oshry, Charlotte Padek,
Anita Perlman, Lee Rauch, Joel
Reinstein, Pearl Reinstein, Philip
Sacks, Toots Sacks, Sol
Schulman, Bren Simon, Melvin
Simon, Morris Small, David Som-
mer, Marvin Stein, Jeffrey
Streitfeld, John Streng, Andrew
Waldman, Bart Weisman. Presi-
dent of the Federation is Brian J.
Sherr and Esther Lerner is presi-
dent of the Women's Division.
refuge from their fears in drugs or
alcohol.
In fact, in places around the
world and here at home, the need
for our assistance is growing. But
so are the rewards of giving.
This year, I would like to ask
you to make a very special
Chanukah gift. A gift that will
reaffirm that we, as Jews, are One
People with One Destiny.
Pick an affordable dollar
amount. Five dollars, ten dollars,
25 dollars or more. On each of the
eight days of Chanukah, set the
amount aside. And on the eighth
day the final day of celebration
make a gift that will brighten
next year's Chanukah around the
world.
Don't let this season pass
without sharing your generosity,
your care, your concern. And
think about a young Ethiopian girl
in Israel, a girl for whom the
wonder of learning is a priceless
Chanukah gift that only we
can make possible.
May you and yours have a happy
and healthy Chanukah.
Sheldon S. Polish
General Campaign Chairman
CRC Focuses on Church-State Issue
On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Com-
munity Relations Committee of
the Jewish Federation, under the
chairmanship of Richard Entin,
held its first community-wide
event.
The guest speaker was Phil
Baum of the American Jewish
Congress, who spoke on the cur-
rent activities associated with the
Church-State agenda.
"The Jewish community needs
to focus more attention on the
political movement in the Fun-
damentalist Christian Community
as the 1988 election approaches,"
Baum stated. "We also need to
monitor actions under the Equal
Access Law that not allows
religious groups in our public
schools. Hopefully, Congress will
also be able to thwart future
'prayer-in-8chool' amendments
which may be introduced in the
near future."
Floridian Distribution
THE JEWISH FLORIDIAN, the official publication of North
Broward County's organized Jewish community is distributed to
persons who pledge $25 or more to the 1987 Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale/United Jewish Appeal campaign. For
further information concerning the circulation, please call
748-8400, or write Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauder-
dale, 8358 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. FL 33321.
J
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LBai 'ft*

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Pictured at the first CRC crnomunity-uride event are, from left, at
the podium Phil Baum, associate executive director of the
American Jewish Congress; Rabbi Kurt Stone, spiritual leader at
the host synagogue, Tamarac Jewish Center; Richard Entin,
chairman of ike Community Relations Committee; and Richard
Polin, assistant attorney general and CRC member.
ATTENTION WYNMOOR RESIDENTS
Save the Date
January 28, 1987
Brunch at the Crystal Lake
Country Club on behalf of 1987
Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign
* Special Guest Speaker*
More details to follow.
You've
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(And Vou May Not Even Know It)
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Help Those In Need...
And Help Yourself To A
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Same Time.
The Douglas Gardens
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gifts of resaleable furniture,
appliances, and household
goods. Items YOU may no
longer need will buy life-
giving medicines and
medical supplies for the
indigent residents of the
Miami Jewish Home and
Hospital for the Aged. For free
pick-up of your donations
simply call:
Dade: 751-3988
Broward: 981-8245
ouglas
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Thrift Shops
Two convenient locations:
5713 N.W. 27th Ave Miami
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Daren to Lead Cash Update
Drive for '86 Federation/UJA
Friday, December 5, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3 .-
News wire/U.S. A.
"We had to cut our allocations
to our local agencies because we
couldn't meet our Federa-
tion/UJA cash commitment and
add to that poor collections and
someone in this community, na-
tionally and internationally is go-
ing to suffer."
Gladys Daren of Tamarac,
Federation Treasurer's Commit-
tee chair, has once again assumed
the all-important task of raising
urgently needed cash before the
year's end to help the tens of
thousands of Jewish men, women
and children through Federa-
tion/UJA support.
In an address to key campaign
leaders, Daren stated, "it's time
to act and react we're in a very
special situation here, a very dif-
ficult situation in a difficult
economy, but no one's going to
give up. Within the coming
month, my cash update team will
be working tirelessly to turn
pledges into cash."
Daren reminds everyone, "The
Federation can't pay its alloca-
tions to agencies in pledges. We
write checks." She points out that
this year it is very advantageous
to pay pledges before Dec. 31.
Because of the new tax laws, peo-
ple should consider prepaying
their 1987 gift for substantial tax
savings.
She indicated, "On Jan. 1, tax
rates will drop for most
Americans. This means the tax
savings on your philanthropic gift
may be greater this year than
next. That is one more incentive
to send cash in by Dec. 31 to
help meet Jewish needs that can't
wait at home, in Israel and around
the world. Please send your check
today."
For further information, con-
tact Federation at 748-8400 or
write Federation, 8358 W.
Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauder-
dale, FL 33321.
NEW YORK The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
has received a check for $1,178.86 from Lyndon LaRouche a
court-ordered payment to cover out-of-pocket expenses incurred
by ADL during the political extremist's failed libel suit against
the agency, the ADL announced. The order to pay came from the
Virginia District Court, which rejected LaRouche's claim that he
was defamed when described as an "anti-Semite" and a "small-
time Hitler" by an ADL official on the NBC-TV program "First
Camera" in March 1984.
NEW YORK -Sen. Daniel Moynihan (D., N.Y.) has vowed to
continue efforts to move the United States Embassy in Israel
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "The State of Israel has a right
under international law to declare Jerusalem its capital," the
lawmaker told 300 guests at the presentation of the Fourth An-
nual Defender of Jerusalem Award at the Metropolitan Museum
of Art.
NEW YORK In cooperation with the Overseas Student Pro-
gram (OSP), the prestigious Tel Aviv University Samuel Rubin
Academy of Music is offering a full-year Music Program in
1987-1988 to American and Canadian Students currently enrolled
in undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Applications are
being accepted through May 1,1987. For application information
forms, contact: Office of Academic Affairs, American Friends of
Tel Aviv University, 360 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10017:
(212) 687-5651.
Leadership Gifts Spans Community
LEARN HEBREW THRU VIDEO!
What an exciting and important
evening when North Broward
County's Jewish community
members attend the first
City/County-Wide Leadership
Gifts Dinner-Dance, Saturday,
Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mar-
riott's Harbor Beach Resort Hotel
on Fort Lauderdale's Oceanside.
Sponsored by the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale, on behalf of the 1987
United Jewish Appeal campaign,
the event, open to those people
pledging an $1,800 minimum gift
to the Jewish community's major
philanthropy, will feature the
noted journalist Bernard Kalb,
who will come to South Florida
after having resigned from his
State Department post as public
affaire director.
Co-chairpersons Elaine Cohn of
Plantation and Lee Rauch of Fort
Lauderdale, said that the com-
impecable credentials and are an-
ticipating a generous outpouring
of support in raising a record
dollar amount to help meet the
1987 goal of $7.2 to provide life-
saving, life-giving gifts at home,
in Israel and around the world.
Working closely with the chairs
in publicizing the dinner-dance is
the newly appointed awareness
chair Elaine Azen, president of
Azen and Associates, Public Rela-
tions in Fort Lauderdale. The
event is being announced in both
internal and external publications
including organization and
synagogue bulletins throughout
the 22 area community in North
Broward County.
For further information, con-
tact Ken Kent, associate cam-
paign director, at 748-8400.
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Bernard Kalb
munity is looking forward to
meeting a man of Bernard Kalb's
Dear Major Contributor
of Federation/UJA
Time Is Money
The time is now. The money is yours. You can share
your substantial philanthropic tax benefits with
Federation/UJA by acting swiftly.
As you can see from the headlines, it is extremely
likely that sweeping changes in our tax laws will take
effect over the next few years. The consequences of
these changes are still unclear.
However, one thing is obvious: a charitable con-
tribution either in cash or as a gift of appreciated
property (with a long-term holding period) will very
likely produce a greater tax benefit this year than
next. The future deducibility of gifts of property is
unclear due to the proposed change involving the
taxation of long-term capital gains as ordinary in-
come. In any event, the message is clear rather
than pledge now and pay later, it would be much more
beneficial to pay now in order to take full advantage of
the tax law as it stands today and avoid the likely
decline in the value of deductions in future years.
We urge you during this period of major revision of
the tax laws to consult your own tax advisor. Federa-
tion/UJA is ready to assist you and your advisors in
carrying out your charitable contribution program if
so desired. We will also, in this regard, attempt to
keep you, our supporters, informed of changes affec-
ting the charitable contribution provisions as Con-
gress proceeds to enact the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Cordially,
Gladys Daren
Chairman, Treasurer's Committee
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF JEWISH LIFE"
Seventh Annual Community Sponsored Lecture Series

Sunday, January 18,1967
SIMCHA DINITZ *
Formerly Israel Ambassador
to U.S.
Israel's Struggle For Peace"
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9101 N.W. 57th St.
Tamarac
Sunday, February 8,1987
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 5, 1986
OUTLAW SYRIA
Even those aware of its record of brutality were surprised that
Syria could have coldly conspired to plant a bomb on Israeli El Al
commercial airliner carrying 375 passengers, including over 200
Americans. The shock comes not so much from the fact that the
attempted terrorist act was heinous that in itself would not
stop Syria but that as ruthless and calculating a man like Presi-
dent Hafez al-Assad would assume the considerable risk of
America's and Israel's retaliation had the attempted mass
murder taken place.
The flight originated in New York and, had the bomb not been
detected by an alert Ei Al security guard in London, the number
of Americans killed would have far exceeded the one lost in the
bombing of West Berlin's La Belle discotheque the incident
that triggered the April 16 U.S. bombing of Libya.
The British reacted by breaking diplomatic relations. This may,
in part, deprive Syria of the diplomatic facilities and privileges
that has permitted its state-sponsored terrorism to flourish. Bri-
tain could not have done less for this outrage, but it and other
nations which have pledged themselves to take concerted action
The views expressed by columnists, reprinted editorials, and copy do not necessarily
reflect the opinion of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale.
against international terrorism surely could have done more.
The United States recalled the American ambassador a
laudable gesture, but nevertheless a minimal response to what
had been attempted.
The Europeans reacted by rebuffing strong British pressure to
adopt punitive sanctions and rejected a British proposal to recall
their ambassadors even temporarily from Damascus. The French
response was typical for the French. Accommodate and ap-
pease the aggressor in the vain hope that by currying favor he will
not attack.
The El Al incident was an attempt at mass murder of innocent
passengers, many of them American citizens. The United States
has admirably led the fight against international terrorism, most
notably against Libya. In the wake of irrefutable evidence of
Syrian guilt, our government should impose more appropriate
sanctions against her as well.
Why PLO Operates
Offices in USA?
The recent media focus on sUte-sponsored international ter-
rorism should not blind us to the usual PLO kind. The October ter-
rorist grenade attack on a crowd leaving prayers and ceremonies
at Jerusalem's Western Wall adds another to the long list of
crimes for which the PLO is infamous.
But blame for this attack and for PLO terror in general
does not lie solely with the perpetrators of the atrocity. Nor
should it be confined to those states like Syria and Libya that
sponsor terrorism by providing the PLO with training, diplomatic
facilities, weapons and safe haven.
A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS EMPIRE
Also guilty, notes a recent editorial in the New York Post, are
"men in pin-striped suits who generate the cash to fund the PLO's
ongoing assault on civilization. PLO Chairman "Yasir Arafat
presides over a multi-billion dollar business empire as big as many
of America's Fortune 500 companies."
"He may look like he can't afford razor blades," noted the Post,
"but the fact is that he's chairman of the board of a vast con-
glomerate with interests in banking, real estate, agriculture,
manufacturing, hotels, airlines, securities and narcotics."
THE FINANCING OF THE PLO
No one knows for certain how much the PLO is worth.
Estimates range from about $6 billion to $14 billion.
British journalist James Adams, in his forthcoming book, The
Financing of the PLO, states that the PLO earns at least $1 billion
a year from investments alone. Another $100 million a year is
received in subsidies some would say "protection money"
from Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, as well as from a five-
seven percent "liberation tax" deducted from the wages of
Palestinians living in Arab countries.
The PLO's enormous holdings are said to be hidden away in
bank accounts, dummy corporations and investment portfolios in
Switzerland, West Germany, Britain, Mexico, the Cayman
Islands, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, and even on Wall Street.
The PLO also owns the Arab Bank Ltd. in Jordan with assets
exceeding $12 billion. The PLO has major stakes in a Belgian
charter airline and Maldive Airways, and 25 percent of the San-
dinista controlled Aeronica airline in Nicaragua.
And, until the Israeli incursion into Lebanon in 1982, the PLO
reportedly made $300 million a year trafficking in hashish from
Lebanon's Bekka valley.
Unknown to many Americans, the PLO operates two offices in
the United States, the Palestine Information Office (PIO) in
Washington and PLO Observer Mission to the United Nations in
New York. The PLO and its representatives in Washington are,
in fact, registered foreign agents of the PLO. The U.S. Attorney
General's office has not yet offered an official legal opinion on
why the U.S. Government continues to allow an office accredited
to a terrorist organization to operate in the U.S.
MLV
Why A Jew Moves to Israel:
An Intensely Personal View


By EDWIN BLACK
Some of us are haunted. We
dwell in tight little rooms. The
front wall is our future, the back
wall is our past, and we can barely
move about without touching one
of them. Through the walls, we
can always see a past that could
have been, a future that one day
might be. Being the son of
Holocaust survivors, being a prac-
tical Zionist, being a Jew who
understands, places you in this
room.
Only some of us dwell in these
rooms, and each of us for a dif-
ferent reason. In my case, it was
the Holocaust. On a personal
level, I still feel the anguish of my
mother who as a child was pushed
by her mother out of the air vent
of a train bound for Treblinka, and
my father who discovered her leg
protruding from a mass grave. By
night and by courage these Polish
youngsters survived in the woods
for two years. When they emerg-
ed from the forest, convinced that
all Jews in the world except
them had been killed, they
nonetheless decided to continue
living as Jews even if they were
the last ones on earth. And I
believe there was a reason.
On an intellectual and historical
level, I investigated the political
and economic undercurrents of
the Holocaust era, and know the
blood and souls lost to bring the
Jewish people to a state of their
own. Deals made with Germany.
Choices of how many could be sav-
ed, and which ones they would be.
How monumental were the
sacrifices. How prodigious was
the vision. And still one wakes in
the middle of the night and asks,
"Was it madness or was it
genius?" Some of us are haunted.
And in these little rooms, there is
often silence, but not peace.
There is only one way out for a
true believer: the great iron door
at the front. Whether you live in
Chicago or Los Angeles or New
York, if you can muster the emo-
tional courage to open this door,
and walk through, you step into
Eretz Yisrael, the Jewish
homeland.
How many of us have never
understood the word "Zionism."
How many young naive Jewish
minds have declared their fervent
support of Israel, and in the next
breath, declare "But I'm no
Zionist." Brainwashed by a hostile
world and their own mental
laziness, many fail to comprehend
the simple two-word definition of
the complex concept known as
"Zionism." The two words are
"Jewish nationalism" or "Jewish
self-determination." If you believe
that Jews, like other minority
groups, possess the right of self-
determination, you believe in
Zionism. When you adopt that
concept as a beacon of your own
life path, you become a Zionist.
You can't buy your way in with
bonds, or speeches, or aphorisms.
Jews claim victory in Israel mere-
ly by surviving, merely by being
here. Therefore, to be the most ac-
tive Zionist, all you need to is sur-
vive here.
For those Jews who are either
oppressed by or who stand in the
clear sight of institutional anti-
Semitism in Iran, in Austria, in
France, in Argentina, in Russia
the move to Israel is an ascent to a
better present. For American
Jews, coddled and insulated, the
move to Israel is a material step
down, but a spiritual step up
toward a better future.
American Jews are everywhere
in Israel. The same ones you know
from home, you meet here. They
are visiting, or they themselves
have moved here. But watch the
way people interact once they ar-
rive here. Strangers passing on
the street asking for directions
become instant friends. The
pretense and pressurizing is gone
from their faces. In a word, the
biggest bore in America comes to
Israel and becomes a mensch. The
country does that to people.
And when you arrive you
discover so much more personally
how precious is this destiny,
because even the lifeless rocks jut-
ting are inspiring. You know that
Jewish blood has been spilled even
over these rocks, and on every
inch of this land. When you walk
here, you must walk carefully, lest
you intrude too rudely on the
echoes and memories of men and
women who have perished .. .
sometimes on the spot, sometimes
elsewhere in the world but with
this spot in mind.
And no place in this land
transduces electricity more than
the city of Jerusalem, the most
magnificent and satisfying city in
the world. Not Tel Aviv, the
modern city of decades, but
Jerusalem, the ancient city of cen-
turies. It is here, astride the hills,
among the piety and secular
reverence, amidst the conflict of
plural Judaic mainstream, in the
presence of the mystic setting sun
that each afternoon drops large
and golden over the horizon, it is
here at the juncture of world
human passion, that Israel is its
most exhilarating.
Jerusalem has always been a
Jewish city. It will always remain
a Jewish city. Never again to be
divided. More blood will be spilled
to insure it, and everyone here
knows it. They just aren't sure
whether it will be a war with Syria
in the coming months, or an explo-
sion from a paper bag in the com-
ing minutes.
The concomitant thrill, tension
and tranquility of this land is a
great joy to those we leave behind.
The experience is the same for
many young people who come.
Zionism, yes, Zionism, but please
for someone else's boy. My.
mother wept, my father too.
Stronger than Hitler, but weaker
than the moment at the airport,
they both wept. And I did too.
Coming here means infants
separated from their grand-
parents, children from their
mothers and fathers. Families are
at once cleaved apart, and pulled
together by the decision. Moving
to Israel means turning away
from all that you knew, for so
much that is uncertain. Lives and
loves you touched will claim to
stay in touch. But it is another
world. When America sleeps, the
minds of Israel are abuzz with the
new day's excitement. Only when
our day is done, does America
begin to rise, and by that time in
Israel we are ready for reflection
and then sleep. We drift apart
from other existence, and those
within it.
This is understood by all involv-
ed often disbelieved, but intrin-
sically understood. And so, at the
airports, Jewish people weep.
Herzl said, "Old prisoners do not
willingly leave their cells." I add
this: "When they do, their com-
rades and loved ones mourn the
loss."
But dispersion and return is the
essence of Jewish history. I have
opened the door, left my little
room and passed over to the other
side. It is a hard life here. No one
knows how long one can stay. Ex-
perience shows that the great
door swings both ways, and peo-
ple sometimes cannot help but re-
enter. But the first night I was
here, sitting in my loft at mid-
night, looking out the window at
the fantasy of flickering lights
among the hills below, I turned
the TV on just in time to hear the
always moving national anthem.
"Hatikva," sung by dreamers in
Germany and Prague in the
1930's who could not yet come,
and by the desperate in the
1940's, huddled in leaking boats
secretly sailing the high seas for
this land. When I hear Hativka, I
remember that in Hebrew, it
means "hope."
Edwin Black is the author of
The Transfer Agreement: The
untold Story of the Secret Pact
Between the Third Reich and
Jewish Palestine (Macillan), and
winner of the Carl Sandburg
Award for the best non-fiction of
1981,.
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Young Business and Professional
Division Hold Provocative Meeting
The Young Business and Pro-
fessional Division of the Jewish
Federation recently invited Susan
Rose Symons, MS,
psychotherapist with the Center
for Counseling Services in Planta-
tion, to speak on sexual roles and
trends.
Symons discussed the subject
from an individual's physical,
emotional and spiritual point of
view. Her presentation was most
informative and thought-
provoking to the audience of
young professionals.
Symons is very active in the
Fort Lauderdale Jewish communi-
ty serving as vice chair of the
Business Executive Network as
well as holding the position of vice
president of Temple Beth Yam in
East Fort Lauderdale.
She is also a member of the
Oceanside Cabinet of Federation,
Women's Division participant and
a member of the Federation's
Leadership Development Fast
Track program. She recently par-
ticipated in the Chazak Communi-
ty Mission to Israel.
The Young Business and Pro-
fessional Division will hold its first
social fund-raiser on- Saturday
evening, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. at the
Holiday Inn, Sunrise Blvd. and
A1A. Couvert is $25 per person
and reservations can made by call-
ing Melissa Martin at the Federa-
tion, 748-8400.
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Pictured at the recent Young Business and Professional Division
meeting were, from left, Susan Symons, guest speaker, and Sue
Amron, member of the Division's Cultural Sub-Committee.
'A Joyous Festival of Music' Scheduled
for Dec. 21
Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies
Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale
MI'.H West OakUnd Prk Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale. Florida 33321
IJ05) 748-8400
From the Desk of the
Foundation Chairman ...
Your Accountant
Knows Best!
"Is 1986 the best year to make a gift to the Foundation of
Jewish Philanthropies of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale's Endowment Fund?
Your accountant will probably answer with an emphatic
"YES." The recently passed Tax Reform Act indicates that there
will be a distinct advantage in making substantial gifts before the
end of this year. You and the North Broward County Jewish com-
munity can benefit from your generous donation to the Federa-
tion's Endowment Fund.
For more information on how your gift can:
provide you income for life, or
allow you to recommend future distributions to charities, or
perpetuate your annual gift to the 1987 Federation/UJA cam-
paign, call either your accountant or Federation's Foundation of-
fice, Janice Salit, director, at 748-8400.
Remember, it may never again cost you as little to make a
generous contribution to help your Jewish brethren as it will bet-
ween now and December 31. You too can maximize your
charitable contributions before the end of 1986 and improve your
fiscal fitness, strengthening our Jewish community's future.
Jacob Brodzki
Chainaaa
A stellar concert entitled "A
Joyous Festival of Music" featur-
ing the Sunrise Symphonic Pops
Orchestra and noted guest
soloists, will be held on Sunday
afternoon, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at
Omni auditorium at the north
campus of Broward Community
College on Coconut Creek Blvd. in
Pompano Beach.
Sponsored by the Central Agen-
cy for Jewish Education of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, the concert will
highlight light classical selections,
Broadway show tunes and Jewish
and Israeli'medlies. Conductor of
the orchestra will be Tony Pandy
with Bernie Knee and Claudia
Gentiel.
Arieh and Rhoda Dagan, con-
cert co-chairmen, indicated that
the concert would benefit Jewish
education in the North Broward
community. Mr. Dagan said, "We
are proud to bring to our com-
munity a concert on this high
cultural level and enhance Jewish
education at the same time."
Vocalists will include Bernie
Knee, who has sung on many occa-
sions with the Sunrise Orchestra
to wide acclaim, and Claudia Gen-
tiel, the possessor of a magnifi-
cent lyric voice.
Louis Papier serves as the con-
cert master, and was the founder
of the orchestra, along with Max
Tour. The Sunrise Symphony
group is now in its ninth year, and
is the official orchestra of the City
of Sunrise, and has appeared at
Bailey Hall, the Sunrise Musical
Theatre and in synagogues
throughout the area to an en-
thusiastic reception.
Tickets for the concert are pric-
ed at $7, $6, and $5 and are
available from the office of the
Central Agency for Jewish Educa-
tion at 748-8400, or from the con-
cert chairpeople, 741-1061 or at
the Omni box office.
The concert is part of the expan-
ding adult education programm-
ing for the North Broward com-
munity developed by the Central
Agency for Jewish Education.
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Federation/United Jewish Appeal Serves Newswire/Florida
Community Elderly Programs
Of our total North American
Jewish population, approximately
15 to 20 percent are 65 years old
or older. Here in North Broward
County, the percentage is even
greater.
It is estimated that 50 percent
of the Jewish elderly live at or
below the poverty line, many in
ghettos, isolated by fear,
loneliness and physical disability.
The skyrocketing cost of hous-
ing, medical care, food and
heating has made life a daily
nightmare for those on meager
fixed incomes.
All elderly are vulnerable to ma-
jor catastrophies, such as bereave-
ment and Altzheimer's disease. In
addition, the elderly need to ad-
just to friends and family
members relocating, dying and
becoming ill.
These people are not strangers.
Their faces are the faces of our
parents and grandparents. Their
memories are our heritage. Their
hardships are a reproach to our
affluence.
The quality of life for all our
Jewish elderly can be vastly im-
proved by Federation community
services. These include:
Elder Care Committee's
Federation's Housing, Inc. plann-
ed 122 units protected kosher en-
vironment complex to be located
in West Sunrise.
Transportation to doctors,
JCC, etc.
The Gathering Place for the
frail elderly
Kosher Nutrition Sites
Jewish Family Service
counseling
Serving our elderly at a time they desperately need us.
Aqencv Focus
MORE THAN a million times in the past year, a motor vehicle
was stolen in the United States, at an estimated cost to the motor-
ing public of more than five billion dollars. There are specific
steps that all motorists can take to reduce their risk of becoming
victims.
- Park in areas that are well-lighted.
- Park with front wheels turned sharply to right or left, to
make towing more difficult.
- Keep tape decks, CB's, packages and valuables out of sight.
- When parking in commercial lot or garage, leave only the ig-
nition key with the attendant.
- Keep license or registration in your wallet or purse. If left in
car, the thief can resell it.
- If you have a garage, use it.
Of course, one of the most effective means of protecting your
vehicle is to always lock it and pocket the key. Especially when
you stop "just for a minute," such as at a convenience store.
For further information, contact Sheriff Nick Navarro,
Broward Sheriffs Office, Public Information Office, P.O. Box
9507, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33310.
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Friendly visitors
Homemaker Services.
The Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale is com-
mitted to provide services such as
these to our Jewish senior
citizens. And we can all do our
share in providing these and other
effective and relevant services
Gold Coast
. Council
BBYO
The Gold Coast Council of the
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization
(BBYO) is proud to report that 23
youth from Broward and Palm
Beach counties participated in the
recent Florida Region Leadership
Training Conference (RLTC), held
Nov. 7-9 at Camp Owassa Bauer
in Homestead. The RLTC is an an-
nual program designed to teach
basic leadership skills to current
and emerging leaders in the
BBYO program. It consists of
various workshops and discussion
groups led by top professional
staff from throughout the United
States.
Local participants in this year's
RLTC included Barry Mark, Dana
Silverstein and Erika Thomas of
Palm Beach Gardens: David
Feller, Erin Forster, Elyse
Resnick, Todd Stein, David Stein-
man and Lisa Steinman of Boca
Raton: Lauren Horowitz and
Stuart Wolfer of Coral Springs:
Mark Friedman, Lawrence
Jackowitz, Lawrence Lambert,
Davida Rubin, Stacy Steiner and
Scott Thaler of Plantation: Esther
Frank!, Melissa Rashbaum, Jill
Robinson, Suzanne Schneider and
Tammy Wolpowitz of Hollywood
and Beth Goodman of Pembroke
Pines.
All currently serve as leaders at
the Chapter, Council and/or
Regional (statewide) levels of
BBYO.
The Gold Coast Council includes
20 chapters throughout the North
Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
counties. If you are a Jewish teen
aged 14-18 and would like to find
out more about the many oppor-
tunities available to you in our
organization, we invite you to call
either Jerome Kiewe or William
Rubin at 581-0218 or 925-4135.
BBYO is a beneficiary of the
Federation/UJA annual
campaign.
aimed at improving the quality of
Jewish life in Greater Fort
Lauderdale, with a 'heartfelt' gift
to the 1987 Jewish Federa-
tion/UJA campaign.
Remember our children will
judge us by the quality of their
grandparents' last years. Let's
make them memorable!
HIAS Announces
1987 Scholarship
Awards
HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant
Aid Society, is inviting applica-
tions for its 1987 Scholarship
Awards. In announcing the
awards, Robert Israeloff, HIAS
president, explained that those
eligible to apply for the scholar-
ship awards are HIAS-assisted
refugees who have settled here
since 1976 and have made excep-
tional progress in their adjust-
ment to life in the U.S. Each of
these scholarships carries a $500
stipend. The scholarships will be
presented at the organization's
107th Annual Meeting, scheduled
for March 12, 1987.
Applications and further infor-
mation may be obtained by
writing to: HIAS Scholarship
Awards, HIAS, 200 Park Avenue
South, New York, N.Y. 10003.
HIAS is a beneficiary agency of
the Jewish Federation receiving
funds from the Annual United
Jewish Appeal campaign.
WESTERN DAY AT THE DAVID POSNACK HEBREW
DAY SCHOOL: After the Western Day parade, winners were
selected on the basis of originality and appearance. Robert
Israch, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Israch, Alexander Heckler and
Jacqueline Sands, children of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Sands, and
Sari Venokur, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Venokur, were
the four winners in the school. The Hebrew Day School is a major
beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation receiving funds from
the annual United Jewish Appeal campaign.
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Women's ^oice
By DEBORAH FULLER
HAHN
Publicity Chair
June Fuller Sloane, left with
Deborah Fuller Hahn.
MISSION MEMORIES
A tapestry is woven of many
threads. Each is unique some
long, some short, some heavy,
some thin. The colors are as
varied as the spectrum. Yet a
tapestry is more than a picture, it
is a work of love and patience ...
stitch by stitch, thread by thread,
it is a work of art. So it is with
Women's Division, each woman
adds her own special dimension.
Each meeting and each mission
attended by a woman enhances
her own individuality, as a person
and as a committed Jew.
On Oct. 30, just a few short
weeks ago, 32 Jewish women
from all over the United States
met to begin a one-week odyssey
that would take them across the
land of Israel and make them all
sisters. We ranged in various ages
and stages of life from a young
mother (who was two months into
another pregnancy) to those of us
who are grandmothers. We had
several things in common ... all
were committed to at least a
$10,000 pledge to the 1987 cam-
paign and each had left her family
back home so that she could ex-
pand her understanding of Eretz
Yisrael. All of us had visited Israel
in the past, but most had never
traveled with the National UJA
Women's Division. Esther
Lerner, Alvera Gold, and I
represented Fort Lauderdale,
Florida. I had the additional
pleasure of making the journey
with my own sister, June Fuller
Sloane, from New York. June is
an active member of both the
Long Island Women's Division
and the Business and Professional
Division of that area.
Using the King David Hotel in
Jerusalem as a base, the 'Lion of
Judah Ruby Mission,' visited a
Project Renewal neighborhood,
listened to a concert in a tree
house during a thunder storm,
and met with actors of the
"Habima," Israel's National
Theatre. Having traveled to Israel
on at least 30 different occasions
in the past (with family, alone, and
on many missions), I am well
aware that EVERY trip is the
best. This mission certainly ranks
pretty high on any list!
We visited the "Luz" Solar
Energy Hi-Tech Industry and
were made aware of how Israeli
technology will change the face of
world energy in the future. Morris
Zilka, Director of the World
Zionist Organization, took us on a
visit to an Arab Girls School in
Jerusalem. We met the students
and their teachers and learned the
importance of the education of the
Arabs living in Israel.
A lecture by Lt. Col. Ra'anan
Gissin of the Israel Defence
Forces was both informative and
inspiring. He spoke of Israel as
the focal point of worldwide media
attention. He said, "There is
nothing that is not told or reveal-
ed about Israel, and it is appear-
ing every night on prime time. Yet
the world understands so little.
The security of the state of Israel
is the preservation of a dream, the
collective consciousness of
millions. It is the true victory of
mind over matter." He informed
us about terrorist activity and the
Israeli response to the Syrian in-
volvement in Lebanon. Addi-
tionally Col. Gissin said, "In order
to fight terrorism, there is a need
for international cooperation.
There is need for unilateral
preventive measures by all coun-
tries afflicted by this scourge."
Very near to the Wall on Friday
evening, Maxine Schwartz, of
Miami, conducted a very personal
service for us which brought to
the group a beautiful feeling of
Shabbot. Words cannot adequate-
ly describe another very poignant
and meaningful ceremony coo-
ducted on our visit to Yad
Va&hem. In memory of the six-
million, we laid a wreath and
flowers on each "camp." Names
that are carved in the floor of this
black granite room... Auschwitz,
Buchenwald, Mauthausen,
Treblinka, etc. .. The Holocaust
was a vivid picture in every per-
son's mind that afternoon.
A visit to a vocational training
center for young Ethiopians pro-
vided a chance to see where some
of our funds from "Operation
Moses" were used. Those talented
and energetic people were learn-
ing the art of print making. It was
almost inconceivable to realize
that less than two years ago most
of them were starving in one of
the world's worst famines. At that
time, they had never seen any
type of machinery, some did not
even know how to climb steps. Yet
here they were, in the land of
Israel, speaking modern Hebrew,
using screwdrivers, and efficient-
ly operating printing presses. We
were introduced to another group
of Ethiopians who were studying
to become nurses. They had been
among those young men and
women who had received some
form of higher education in their
native land and were now able to
go on to obtain a degree in
nursing.
A particular fascinating after-
noon included a visit to the home
of Theo Zibenberg. Mr. and Mrs.
Zibenberg live in a new building
opposite the Western Wall inside
of old Jerusalem. For the past
several years, Mr. Zibenberg has
been digging up his basement. In
his excavating, he has uncovered
thousands of years of Jewish
history. We saw evidence of an-
cient rooms, a family mikv and
one for guests, and a three thou-
sand year old civilization lived
anew. Fran Alpert, an Israeli
originally from Chicago, took us
on a tour of the rooftops and digs
of old Jerusalem. Her immense
knowledge of the archaeological
finds is truly amazing. Both Fran
Alpert and Theo Zibenberg
brought us a sense of the continui-
ty that is the real heart of the
Jewish people.
Shulamit Shamir, the wife of
Prime Minister Yitzak Shamir,
was our special guest for dinner
one evening. A delightful woman,
she immediately won all our
respect with her warmth, wit and
charm. Another evening provided
the opportunity to share thoughts
and ideas with intelligent and suc-
cessful Israeli women accomplish-
ed in a variety of fields, from
politics to the arts. Dr. Nitza
Shapiro-Libai is advisor to the
Prime Minister on the Status of
Women. Judge Blanche Kay
serves on the Tel Aviv District
Court. Ziva Lahat is Tel Aviv
University's Director of the
Library of Social Sciences and
Management for the last 25 years.
Haviva Avi-Gai is the legal advisor
to Na'amat, the Women's Division
of the Histadrut Trade Union.
Michal Modai is Chair of the
World Wizo Executive and a
member of the Presidium of the
Zionist General Council. Dafna
Cohen-Mintz is in charge of public
relations for the Israel Chamber
Orchestra. And as special treat
for my sister and I, we renewed
our acquaintance with Esther
Rubin, widow of artist Reuven
Rubin. Today Esther sits on the
board of the Tel Aviv Museum and
remains active in Israeli cultural
life. Just some of the many women
we were privileged to meet during
this remarkable week.
There were these experiences
... and many more. One could
write a book and not cover every
interesting facet of a mission to
Israel. Yet there is one component
not yet mentioned that is most im-
portant. The participants! The
tapestry of our mission was woven
of threads from all across America
. Although born a Jew she grew
up without knowing too much
about it ... As is the case with
several others, Barbara's involve-
ment began as a married woman.
Through the influence of her
mother-in-law, today in her
nineties, Barbara learned what it
really means to be a Jew. She is
now an active member of her Cin-
cinnati Jewish community. Ellen,
a beautiful young woman who
lives near Chicago, comes from
one of UJA's most dedicated
families. Her Zionist heritage ex-
tends back for generations. Her
participation probably began in
childhood. Marilyn, from Los
Angeles had an entirely different
story. Her daughter was rescued
from a California cult. When
Marilyn called for help from UJA
and Jewish Family Service, she
was immediately answered. Her
daughter was sent to a kibbutz in
Israel where she lived for a while
and married a kibbutznik. They
now reside in California where she
recently earned a long overdue
college degree. Since her
daughter's rehabilitation, Marilyn
does volunteer service for the
elderly Jewish community and has
become active in her own
Women's Division.
Each of us wears our ruby-eyed
Lion of Judah with a special feel-
ing. The threads of our portion of
the Women's Division tapestry
are many .. they vary each
from the other. Interwoven with
those of the past, they will in-
fluence many more generations.
DIRECTOR OF THE
JERUSALEM HOME of the
Women'8 League for Israel,
Rachel Marom, will be the
guest speaker at WLl's
popular annual Chain of Life
luncheon to be held on Dec. 8 at
the Sheraton Bal Harbour. On
Dec. 9, Marom will address na-
tional and regional WLI of-
ficers at the Woodlands Section
5 Clubhouse.
Bagels and Lox and
Maxwell House*Coffee
It couldn't be
.jbut
Sunday
morning
At last therefc time for a leisurely breakfast,
unhurried conversation and the chance
to enjoy a second (or even a third) cup of
rich, delicious Maxwell House-Coffee. It
couldn't be anything but Sunday morning.
FOODS
K KOSHER craMaana>Foo(X>ai
IT COULDN'T BE ANYTHING BUT MAXWELL HOUSE:
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Making A Difference in Greater Fort Lauderdate ...
Federation/UJA Division December Events

"The future of Israel and the
Jewish communities around the
world depends on our commit-
ment to Judaism here at home.
That means providing support for
a network of agencies and ser-
vices in North Broward County
with funds raised by our 1987
Jewish Federation/United Jewish
Appeal annual campaign."
Sheldon S. Polish met with cam-
paign cabinet leaders represen-
ting Divisions and major areas
who will hold their fund-raising
events during December.
Polish emphasized that "our
community commitment will not
only make a difference locally, but
will reach out and touch the lives
of young and old alike, not only at
home, but also in Israel and in 33
lands around the world."
He told the leaders that, "It is
your distinctive brand of dedica-
tion that gives our Federation its
exceptional energy and drive.
Every year we renew a bond with
each other .. Jews asking other
Jews to take responsibility for
Jewish well-being. This is the
secret to our success. It is how we
turn hope into promise and pro-
mise into reality... time and time
again. But our success must never
become an excuse to give or do
less. Rather, it is an opportunity
to give and do more."
In addressing the key leaders,
he indicated that the functions be-
ing held in the month of December
will be the vanguard for the '87
drive, a record-breaking $7.2
Sheldon S. Polish
million for the regular campaign
and will allow Federation the op-
portunity to provide funds to ex-
tend and enhance the excellence
of life-sustaining services for all
Jews.
Some of the key December fund-
raising functions include:
... Dec. 3, Condominium
Special Gifts Luncheon
... Dec. 4, Major Gifts Dinner
... Dec. 6, Young Business and
Professional Dinner
. Dec. 14, Woodmont Special
Gifts Cocktail Party
. Dec. 14, Plantation Paceset-
ter Dinner
.. Dec. 15, Palm-Aire Paceset-
ter Luncheon
. Dec. 18, Woodlands Dinner

Kushel Names Inverrary
Cabinet Members
Ely Kushel, chairman of the In-
verrary Division of the 1987
Jewish Federation/Untied Jewish
Appeal campaign has announced
the names of those individuals
who will be serving on the Inver-
rary Cabinet for the '87 campaign.
Serving as honorary chairmen
are Joseph Kaplan and Inver-
rary's immediate past UJA chair-
man, Max Buck.
Buzzy Tabatchnick, Pacesetters
chairman, will serve as Cabinet
co-chairmen. Cabinet members in-
clude Hv Hoffman. Hilda Leibo.
Selig Marko and
Federation/UJA Campaign
Major Progress Report
Editor's Note: South Florida is unique because the
residents come from aM areas of the country. Of-par-
ticular interest is the amount of funds raised in
readers' hometowns and the Floridian will from time
to time publish a report of some of the major Jewish
Federation'8 progress to date.
Major Federations
Atlanta
Baltimore
Bergen County
Boston
Central NJ
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
Fort Lauderdale
Hartford
Houston
Indianapolis
Kansas City
Los Angeles
Metro-West NJ
Miami
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
New York
Oakland
Palm Beach Co
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Rhode Island
Rochester
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle
South Broward
South County
St. Louis
St. Paul
Tulsa
Washington DC
1986 Current 1987 Current
Raised Value Raised Value
8,452,000 0
16,274,000 7,372,000
7,906,000 0
21,775,000 7,737,000
3,895,000 1,565,000
40,400,000 0
4,450,000 0
22,796,000 0
5,605,000 4,538,000
7,075,000 0
5,900,000 0
23,290,000 0
6,115,000 1,298,100
8,207,000 4,128,000
7,422,000 2,556,000
3,651,000 1,329,000
4,024,000 339,000
44,122,000 3,738,000
15,766,000 0
19,841,000 0
7,917,000 0
11,120,000 7,663,000
111,435,000 0
2,495,000 0
7,550,000 0
26,172,000 0
4,138,000 0
8,460,000 0
4,092,000 2,732,000
3,301,000 1,044,000
4,372,000 0
15,426,000 0
3,941,000 3,012,000
5,864,000 746,000
4,853,000 385,000
8,014,000 0
2,664,000 1,406,000
2,215,000 0
16,503,000 3,554,000
Pictured at the first planning meeting for the Homes of Inverrary
are, from left, Dr. Marc Schwartz, Federation Board member,
president of the Hebrew Day School and guest speaker at the
breakfast; Gail Sarkin, and JeffSarkin, chairman of the Homes
of Inverrary/UJA campaign.
Homes of Inverrary
Hold Planning Breakfast
Ely Knahel
Dr. Marc Schwartz, president of
the Hebrew Day School, was the
featured speaker at the first plan-
ning meeting for the Homes of In-
verrary, a sub-division of the In-
verrary Division of the 1987
Jewish Federation/United Jewish
Appeal campaign.
The breakfast, held at Corky's
Restaurant on Sunday morning,
Nov. 16, was the first of its kind
for the Homes. Chairman Jeffrey
Sarkin and his wife Gail, hosted
the breakfast for their
'neighbors.'
Ely Kushel, 1987 Inverrary
Division chair of the Federa-
tion/UJA campaign, greeted the
group and updated them on the
Inverrary Division and the upcom-
ing function dates, including the
Jan. 14 Pacesetter Ball and the
Golf Classic.
Victor Gruman, Federation
past-president and Inverrary
residents, discussed the Federa-
tion story from the beginning and
how the Inverrary community has
grown by leaps and bounds.
Four individuals who attended
the breakfast offered to have
parlor meetings at their homes on
behalf of Federation/UJA.
Sarkin thanked all in attendance
and anticipates a successful year
ahead.
For information about the
Homes of Inverrary, contact
Natalie Graham at the Federa-
tion, 748-8400.
Plantation Condominium Community
$54 Breakfast Jan. 18
The Plantation Condominium
Community will hold its first ever
$54 minimum breakfast on behalf
of the 1987 Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal cam-
paign at 10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 18
at the Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center,
Perlman Campus.
Co-chairmen Max Bernstein,
Arthur Galonsky and Dr. Bernard
Greenspan, all of Pine Island
Ridge, announced that the
breakfast is open to those who
make a minimum family commit-
ment of $54 to the Federa-
tion/UJA campaign.
"This year we're trying to in-
crease giving while cutting down
costs," the chairmen stated. "In
the past, each condominium
located in the Plantation area had
their own UJA breakfast, which
got to be very costly. With a
community-wide breakfast, we
hope to generate a feeling of com-
munity spirit for Federation and
UJA."
Serving on the Committee are;
Sid and Reba Goldstein of Lauder-
dale West; Sidney Karlton and
Herman Cohen of Polynesian For reservations or informa-
Gardens; and Jerry Kaye of tion- contact Sandra Brettler at
Omega. the Federation, 748-8400.
Holiday Springs to Hold
UJA Event December 17
The community of Holiday Spr-
ings in Margate will hold a
cocktail party on behalf of the
1987 Jewish Federation/United
Jewish Appeal campaign on
Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. at
the Holiday Springs Clubhouse.
Chairman of the Holiday Spr-
ings/UJA campaign, Jules Lustig,
announced that Sophie and Sam
Lezell will be honored for their
hard work and dedication. Guest
speaker will be Federation ad-
ministrative director, Joel Telles.
Jules Lustig
MISSION SCHEDULE
Singles Mission
Israel Only
Feb. 8-18, 1987
(Singles 24-40)
Am Echad Young Leadership Mission
Western Europe and Israel
March 25-April 5, 1987
(24-40 years old)
Summer Family Mission
Israel Only
June 25-July 8, 1987


MW
Friday, December 5, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 9
^CAMPAIGN '87 Federation/United Jewish Appeal
Woodlands UJA Committee Finalizes Dec. 18 Community Dinner
"There isn't a more dedicated
and involved group of men than
the Woodlands UJA committee,
who are currently completing the
final steps in achieving the most
successful Jewish Federa-
tion/UJA Dinner in the history of
the community," said Marvin
Stein, chairman, who along with
Morris Small, dinner chair, and
Harold Oshry, Special Gifts chair,
are leading the most significant
event Thursday evening, Dec. 18,
at 5 p.m., at the Woodlands Coun-
try Club in Tamarac.
The men announced that, on
this special occasion to help raise
funds necessary for all Jewish
brethren in North Broward Coun-
ty, in Israel, and in 33 lands
around the world, Dr. Ruth
Gruber, the world-renowned
author, foreign correspondent and
humanitarian, will be the keynote
speaker.
Dr. Gruber will have the
privilege of being part of the
presentation of the annual
Dr. Roth Gruber
Woodlands Community Leader-
ship Award to Federation ex-
ecutive board member Sol
Schulman for his dedication to the
State of Israel and his fellow man.
Members of the Woodlands UJA
Committee include:
Maurice Abramson, Robert
Adler, Alan B. Bernstein, Martin
Dechter, Sid Dorfman, David
Einhorn, Ben Eppy, Jack Farber,
Harry Fishbein, David L. Frank,
MD, Sol Furman, Al Gilman, Saul
Goldmark, Leo Goodman.
Sen. Samuel Greenberg, Dr.
Lewis Immerman, Max Jaffee,
Leo Kaplan, Daniel Klein, Irving
Kuller, Robert Lacey, Manny Lax,
Herb Lazar, Jerry Leibowitz,
Aaron Levey, Bernard Libros,
Charles Locke, Joe Maharam and
Justin May, MD.
Leon Messing, Erwin T.
Michaelson, MD, Sigmund
Nathan, Clarence Obletz, Sid
Pachter, Jack Rose, Sol
Schulman, Alfred Sharenow, Irv-
ing Showstack, MD, Sidney
Spewak, Marvin Stein, Francois
Strassbursrer. Gerald William,
CONDOMINIUM UPDATE
Century Village to Hold Initial
Gift Luncheon on Jan. 7
Herman Plavin, chairman of the
1987 Jewish Federation/United
Jewish Appeal campaign at Cen-
tury Village, has announced that
the Deerfield Beach community
will kick-off the 1987 season with
an Initial Gifts luncheon on
Wednesday, Jan. 7 at noon at
Brooks Restaurant, Deerfield
Beach.
Luncheon chairperson Evelyn
Denner, immediate past-chairman
of the Century Village/U J A drive,
announced that the lunch is open
to all those residents who make a
minimum donation to the '87 cam-
paign of $260 per person or $600
per couple.
"This event will hopefully spark
the community into increased giv-
ing this year," Denner stated.
"The luncheon promises to be
elegant as well as enjoyable."
For reservations or information
contact Paul Levine at the
Federation's Deerfield office at
428-7080.
Lime Bay Special Gifts Dec. 10
Eugene Popkin, chairman and
Joe Milstein and Carl Weitz, co-
chairmen of the 1987 Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Appeal
campaign at Lime Bay, have an-
nounced that the Lime Bay com-
munity will hold a Special Gifts
event on behalf of the '87 Federa-
tion/UJA campaign on Wednes-
day, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Milstein.
A minimum commitment of
$100 to the campaign is required
for attendance. Serving as Special
Gifts chairman are Sylvia and Ar-
nold Schwartz.
Guest speaker is Joel Telles,
Federation's administrative
director.
For reservations or informa-
tion, contact Natalie Graham at
748-8400.
Evelyn Denner
Bonaventure Mini-Mission to Agencies
The residents of the Bonaven-
ture community will have the op-
portunity, first hand, to see where
their Federation/United Jewish
Appeal dollars are spent as they
kick off the 1987 Federation/UJA
campaign with a mini-mission to
the Federation's major
beneficiary agencies.
The mini-mission will depart
from Bonaventure Country Club
at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5. Par-
ticipants will travel in the comfort Community
of an air-conditioned bus to the Campus.
Samuel and Helene Soref Jewish
Center, Perlman
Stanley Weinstein, Irving Zola.
For further information, con-
tact Ken Kent, associate cam-
paign director, at 748-8400.

Some of the crowd at the recent Condominium Chairmen's Award
breakfast held at Temple Beth Israel, Sunrise.
Condominium Chairmen's Awards
Breakfast a Huge Success
The first-ever breakfast thank-
ing the chairmen of the North
Broward condominium communi-
ty for their hard work and dedica-
tion during last year's Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Appeal
campaign, was held recently at
Temple Beth Israel, Sunrise.
Over 96 chairmen representing
all condominiums received
beautifully engraved silver mugs
at a tribute breakfast held in their
honor.
Samuel K. Miller, chairman of
the Condominium Cabinet, presid-
ed at the breakfast calling it "a re-
sounding success."
"This was our first annual event
and we were so pleased to see the
turnout," Miller sated. "We were
also thrilled that many of the
chairmen made their commitment
to the 1987 Federation/UJ A cam-
paign at the breakfast, with a 20
percent increase over last year."
Guest speaker Albert Effrat,
spoke of the needs of Jews locally,
in Israel and worldwide.

1987
CAMPAIGN PLEDGES
TO DATE
as of November 24, 1986
$7,200,000
$6,000,000
$4,000,000
$2,000,000
$1,480,926
WHATS HAPPENINGQ f\
DECEMBER E&L SfKfeJ0*0 *m ** V#^
DECEMBER
Dec. 5 Bonaventure Kick-off. Mini-tour of
Federation agencies. Departs Bonaven-
ture CountryClub at 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 6 Young Business and Professional
Division. 8 p.m. Fund-raising event. Holi-
day Inn, Sunrise and A1A.
Dec. 7 Lauderdale West. 8 p.m. Rally for
Israel. Auditorium. Speaker: D. Cantor.
Dec. 8 Leadership Development Fast
Track. Speaker: Joe Berkowitz. 7:30 p.m.
At Federation.
Dec. 8. Women's Division. 9:30 a.m. Ex-
ecutive Committee. 10:30
Meeting. At Federation.
Dec. 9 Inverrary Lecture Series. 9:30 a.m.
Inverrary Country Club.
Dec. 9 Annual Human Rights Plea for
Soviet Jewry. 8 p.m. Temple Beth Israel,
Sunrise.
Dec. 10 Women's Division Leadership
Development. 9:45-11:30 a.m. Home of
Marcia Schwartz.
INFORMATION
For information regarding campaign
events, contact the Jewish Federation at
748-8400.
Jewish
Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
General Chairman
Sheldon S. Polish
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Women's Division Lion of Judah Co-Chairs Named
WOMEN'S DIVISIONQ
Briefly
Gladys Daren and Florence
Straus have been named as co-
chairmen of the Lion of Judah
Division for the Women's Division
1987 Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale/United
Jewish Appeal Campaign.
The announcement was made by
Alvera Gold, 1987 Women's Divi-
sion Campaign Chairman. "Both
Gladys and Flori have consistently
served as role models for leader-
ship and commitment in our com-
munity," noted Gold. "Each of
them wears her own Lion of
Judah pin with pride, and I am
delighted that they have agreed to
co-chair our Lion of Judah
Division."
The Lion of Judah Division was
established in Fort Lauderdale in
1982 when the Women's Division
adopted the use of the Lion of
Judah pin, an original design in
14k gold. The Lion of Judah has
become an internationally
recognized symbol of women
whose personal commitment to
the annual Federation/UJA cam-
paign signifies a gift of $5,000 or
more.
On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Fort
Lauderdale Women's Division will
hold the sixth annual Lion of
Judah celebration at the Boca
Raton home of Beatrice and
Richard Levy. All women who
make a personal commitment of
$5,000 or more to the 1987
Women's Division Federa-
tion/UJA Campaign will be in-
vited for bruncheon and a guided
tour of the Levy's Judaica collec-
tion. Jo Ann Levy is chairing the
Hostess Committee, whose
members include Gladys Daren,
Alvera Gold, Deborah Hahn,
Esther Lerner, Anita Perlman
and Florence Straus.
For more information about the
Lion of Judah or the Women's
Division Campaign, please contact
Debra Roshfeld, Women's Divi-
sion Director at 748-8400.
Gladys Daren
Leading the Way for UJA. .
Young Women's Leadership Cabinet
During the mid-1970s, a small
group of prominent, young Jewish
women were invited to the na-
tional office of the United Jewish
Appeal to discuss the concept of
developing a Cabinet of women
with outstanding leadership
achievement. The founding group
embraced the idea of a Cabinet
comprised both of dedicated
career women and committed pro-
fessional volunteers. These
women would bring proven local
leadership abilities to the national
UJA arena in order to constitute a
representative group of dynamic
trainers and fund-raisers who
would develop programs and op-
portunities to reach out to other
Jewish women across the United
States. Thus, in 1976, UJA
created the Young Women's
Leadership Cabinet.
The primary focus of the
YWLC, is to identify, motivate,
educate and involve today's
women in the UJA network of in-
ternational support services.
Cabinet women from different
walks of life from federated and
non-federated communities
share common concerns and
mutual goals. Working together,
this cadre of young leaders brings
a new vision and an invigorated
approach to contemporary Jewish
living and to Federation/UJA
campaigning.
Full participation in the
Cabinet's activities, as well as in
the annual training retreat, pro-
vides a rich opportunity to in-
crease members' knowledge and
skills. These are then translated
and communicated through local,
regional and national seminars,
missions to Israel, community
consultant programs and a wide
range of fund-raising activities. In
addition to national activities,
Cabinet women maintain a high
level of local community
involvement.
Since its inception, the Young
Women's Leadership Cabinet has
accomplished much. The Cabinet
has published the first comprehen-
Jo Ann Levy
sive handbook for soliciting to-
day's working women. They have
held numerous seminars and
training programs for lay and pro-
fessional community workers to
acquire new skills in the areas of
campaigning, outreach and pro-
gramming. Cabinet women have
traveled throughout the country
visiting communities to offer
resource assistance and to ad-
dress groups on a large variety of
stimulating Jewish topics. The
YWLC combines creative
energies with UJA's Young
Leadership Cabinet to produce
the overwhelmingly successful
and meaningful Washington Con-
ferences. The inauguration of the
career women's missions to Israel
has provided a national UJA link
to local professional groups.
It is a goal of the UJA Young
Women's Leadership Cabinet to
provide role models for other
young Jewish women to emulate
in their personal and financial in-
volvement. Barbara Wiener,
former Campaign chairman of the
Women's Division of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale/United Jewish Appeal
Women'Division Leadership
Development Program..
'Ajn I My Sister's Keeper?'
The next session of the
Women's Division Leadership
Development Committee's morn-
ing discussion series will be held
on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the
Plantation home of Marcia
Schwartz.
According to Carole Skolnik,
Vice President of Leadership
Development, this series con-
tinues to be one of .the Women s
Division's most promising pro-
grams, attracting young Jewish
women who look forward to spen-
ding a morning together explor-
ing their Jewish values.
On Dec. 10 the program will
focus on the issue of freedom and
responsibility "Am I my
Sister's Keeper?" Federation
Board member Barbara Wiener,
one of 16 leaders from around the
country who participated in the
UJA Kadima Mission to the Soviet
Union, will discuss her trip and
the lives of her friends who are
still trapped in the Soviet Union.
For more information, please
contact Debra Roshfeld, Women's
Division Director, at 748-8400.
Campaign, served as chairman of
the National UJA Young
Women's Leadership Cabinet for
1980-81. Today, Fort Lauderdale
is represented on the YWLC by Jo
Ann Levy, who has served as a
member since 1985.
For further information about
the Young Women's Leadership
Cabinet please contact Debra
Roshfeld, Women's Division
Director, at 748-8400.
Flori Straus
Light Their Way
to Freedom
HUMAN RIGHTS
PLEA FOR
SOVIET JEWRY
Tuesday, Dec. 9
at 8 p.m.
Temple Beth
Israel
7100 W. Oakland
Blvd.
Guest Speaker:
Rosina Fernhoff
Sponsored by the
Soviet Jewry and
Community
Relations
Committees of
the Jewish
Federation
748-8400
Convened by
Hadassah
f' PASTA AND VEGETABLES SUPREMEN ^_________________________>
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ANDY STATMAN: ON RESPECTING YOUR HERITAGE AND YOUR BODY.
One of the questions I'm always
asked is: "Why do you choose to
play Kle/mcr music'.'" The answer
is simple. Klezmer music is part of
my musical inheritance. Klezmer
touches deep and profound feelings
relating to my heritage
Other Jewish people who hear it
experience the same feelings It
touches them in ways no other music
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Friday, December 5, 1986/The Jewish Floridian pf Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
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World's Fair Review Series
The Jewish Book Review
Series sponsored by the
Broward County Libraries, the
Pompano Beach City Library
and the North Broward
Midrasha of the Central Agen-
cy for Jewish Agency of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale will continue
in December with Worlds Fair
by E.L. Doctorow.
On Tuesday, Dec. 9 from
1-2:30 p.m. Leonard Kaufman
will review at West Regional
Library. On Wednesday, Dec.
10 from 1-2:30 p.m. Minerva
Kaplan will review at Lauder-
dale Lakes Library. On Thurs-
day, Dec. 11 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mary Brand will review at
Pompano Beach Library. On
Tuesday Dec. 16 from 1-2:30
p.m. Shirley Wolfe will review
at Tamarac Library. On Thurs-
day, Dec. 18 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Shirley Wolfe will review at
the Coral Springs Library. On
Wednesday, Dec. 17 from
1:30-3:00 p.m. Irving
Tabachnikov will review at the
Margate Library. Hosts
representing the Central
Agency for Jewish Education
for these sessions will be
Rhoda Dagan, Sam Dickert
and Ruth Schwartz. The public
is invited to the libraries for
these book reviews. There is
no charge. For further infor-
mation, contact individual
libraries or Helen Weisberg at
748-8400.
SAVE THE DATE*
All-Star Mission Reunion
Starring all Federation Mission
Participants
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 1987
Refreshments Fun for Everyone
Look for Your Invitation Soon
If you participated on a Mission prior to
October, 1983, and wish to receive an in-
vitation, please contact Mission Coor-
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You
already are
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If you believe in the unity of the Jewish people and
the centrality of Israel in Jewish life...
If you stand for strengthening the democratic State
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If you support the ingathering of the Jewish people
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If you care about the protection of Jewish rights,
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If you believe in these principles of the Zionist
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Zionism today-
It all started with a dream
Zionism emerged from the deep yearning of a
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challenged by pogroms and torturous times.
It was these aspirations for freedom that were so
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fulfillment was the creation of the State of Israel, in
a way that resonates strongly in the hearts of all
Americans. And in the million who have joined
the Zionist Movement.
Is the Zionist Movement
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Without an organized movement in
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The resettlement in Israel of
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100 countries. The vast educa-
tional program for many
hundreds of thousands of
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the United States. The ini-
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The Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center
Perlman Campus
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33313 792-6700
By Muriel Haskell, Director of Public Relations
For further information and fees concerning the events or pro-
grams listed please call the center.
A double lighting ceremony of a
JCC menorah and Christmas trees
will take place in downtown Fort
Lauderdale's Stranahan Park,
Sunday, Dec. 7, between 5 and 6
p.m.
A first time event in Fort
Lauderdale, everyone in the com-
munity is invited to herald the
auspicious beginning of this
winter holiday season, together.
The addition of the Chanukah
menorah this year was made
possible through the efforts of the
city's Downtown Council, an
organization of over 300 business
and professional men and women
who meet for breakfast once a
month to discuss and act upon
issues pertaining to the "good and
welfare" of Fort Lauderdale's
downtown area.
Al Siegel of the "Council" con-
tacted the JCC and arrangements
were made with Jerry Gumora,
the Center's Building and
Grounds supervisor, to build the
Menorah and deliver it to
Stranahan Park, located at the
southeast corner of Broward
Blvd. and Andrews Ave. Officers
and Representatives of both the
Council and JCC will be on hand
to take part in the ceremonies and
appropriate song selections will be
performed by various choral
groups. Remember! Everyone's
invited to be part of it!
IT'S HEALTH AND P.E.
FOR THE FAMILY
Sunday Dec. 14 Between 2 and 6
p.m.
It's an afternoon of fun and
games for all! Families are invited
Stephen Whitfield of Brandeis University is welcomed to the
Southern Jewish Historical Society's 11th Annual Conference
meeting at the Inverrary Hilton. Greeting the professor are Renee
Spector, JCC Arrangements chair and Dr. Abe Gittelson of
Federation's CAJE. The Conference was hosted by these two agen-
cies and the University of Miami's Judaic Studies program. Dr.
Whitfield was the keynote speaker at the closing luncheon which
took place Nov. 9.
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to the Perlman Campus of the
Soref JCC to see exhibitions of
Jazz and Belly Dancing along with
a special exhibition of pros at it on
the tennis courts! There'll be Co-
Ed softball and volleyball,
newcomb, children's relay races,
gymnastics and a special class of
"kum schvitz," new and "hot ex-
ercise activities! And more! Like a
TV set-up to watch the Dolphins!
At the finish line there'll be a
full course supper of Sloppy Joe's,
salad, dessert and beverage. All
this for a nice nominal fee. Call
the Center. Reserve and get the
details.
JCCAD BEGINS
TO ORGANIZE
A YOUTH GROUP
Rabbi Elliot Liederfeind came
all the way down from New York
Rabbi Ari Winter came all the
way up from Miami to a recent
regular Thursday gathering of
members of JCC's Association of
the Deaf. They came to visit and
investigate the possibility of form-
ing a youth group of hearing-
impaired young people who are
Jewish and between ten and twen-
ty years old.
Through their efforts JCCAC is
beginning to develop a roster of
names and members have begun
to think up enticing programs of
social activities-including dancing,
skating and bowling along with
programs of religious activity and
holiday celebrations. "We're very
excited about all this," says Gayle
Kreger JCCAC Director. "To br-
ing in young people will help
everyone here feel young at
heart!"
Rabbi Liederfeind visits JCCAD
whenever he's in South Florida.
Many members are his friends
from the New York area. The rab-
bi has learned sign language, is
expert at it today, and an ideal
leader and teacher of holiday pro-
grams and rituals giving every
major holiday special significance
Southern Jewish Historical
Society meets for dinner at the
SoreflJCC on the Perlman
Campus during the society's
11th conference Nov. 7-9. Pic-
tured at one of the tables are:
from left standing Bessie and
Sam Proctor, newly elected
president ofSJHS, Gail andAl
for our hearing-impaired
members.
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.
SDI Contract
Israel's Defense Ministry and
the Pentagon "signed an accord
granting Israel some $6 million to
research anti-missile defense as
part of Israel's participation in the
Strategic Defense Initiative
(SDI)" (Jerusalem Post, Nov. 6).
The daily noted that Israel is in-
terested in the research because
Syria has obtained Soviet SS-21's,
accurate, short-range ballistic
missiles.
However, "sources in the
Defense Ministry expressed disap-
pointed over the size" of the con-
tract. "The ministry hopes
Israel's part in the research will
increase."
Capp, JCC past president.
Seated are guest Eleaner and
Morris Soble and Dolly and
Bernard Wax, executive direc-
tor of the American Jewish
Historical Society. The con-
ference took place at the Inver-
rary Hilton.
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Rabbi Ari L. Levine, director
of the National Congress of
Jewish Deaf, Southern Divi-
sion, demonstrates how to use
the Succoth symbols of the lulav
and esrog while Rabbi Elliot
Liederfeind, a director of the
NCSY and the "Our Way Pro-
gram for the Jewish Deaf
signs and teaches the ap-
propriate prayers for members
of JCC Association of the Deaf
on the campus recently.
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'xy, December 5, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale JPage 13
unity Calendar
Compiled by Lori Ginsberg,
Federation 748-8400.
FRIDAY DEC. S
Hadassah-Scopus Chapter: 10
a.m. Study group. Temple Beth
Israel, Deerfield Beach.
Brandeis University NWC-West
Broward Chapter: 1 p.m. Rap
session. "Religious Liberty vs.
Public Education." 735-8006.
SATURDAY DEC. 6
Temple Beth Israel: Turkey
Roast.
JCC: Couples function.
Lauderdale Oaks: 8:30 p.m.
Show featuring Lenore Marten,
Vinnie Perone and Francesca.
Clubhouse, 3060 NW 47 Terr.,
Laud. Lakes. 733-9338 or
731-7874.
Temple Bet-Tikvah: 8 p.m. Get
Acquainted Evening.' At Temple,
8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Omega Entertainment: 8:30 p.m.
Showtime. Mora-Arriaga Family.
Donation $5. Clubhouse, 7200 NW
17 St.
SUNDAY DEC. 7
Synagogue of Inverrary Chabad:
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Holiday Boutique.
At Temple.
B'nai Brith-Sands Point Unit:
10 a.m. Speaker from Prudential
Bache. Tamarac Jewish Center,
9101 NW 57 St. 721-2722.
American Red Magen David:
7:30 p.m. Musical Review featur-
ing Arthur Geller, Hollie Berger,
Hollies Follies and the Rock-ette
Dancers.
MONDAY DEC. 8
B'nai B'rith-Pompano Lodge: 3
p.m. Board of directors meeting.
Pompano Beach City Hall.
ORT-Pine Island Chapter: 11:30
a.m. Special Chanukah celebra-
tion by Shirley Benson. Nob Hill
Center, 10400 Sunset Strip.
742-7615.
Hadassah-Ilana Hawaiian
Gardens Chapter: Noon. HMO
luncheon. Inverrary Country
Club. 485-3699.
Brandeis University NWC-West
Broward Chapter: 1 p.m. Pot-
pourri Study group. "Pebbles of
the Earth Semi-Precious
Stones." 474-6789.
WLI-Chain of Life Luncheon:
Sheraton Bal Harbour.
TUESDAY DEC.
WLI: 7:30 p.m. Reception.
Woodlandsv,V, Tamarac.
Na'amat USA-Debra Club: Noon.
Paid-up membership luncheon and
card party. Mekong Rest.
485-3699.
WEDNESDAY DEC. 10
WLI: Semi-Annual National
Board meeting. 8358 W. Oakland
Park Blvd.
B'nai B'rith Women-Lakes
Chapter: Noon. Public Safety
bldg., 4300 NW 36 St.
Brandeis University NWC-West
Organizations
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN recently
held a meeting where Hollywood mayor, Mara Giulianti spoke.
Pictured, from left, Sheila Moss, Gladys Borkan, Sylvia Shapiro,
Mayor Giulianti, Regina Birnbach, Hope Bernstein, Carolyn
Schwartz, Judy Wolfman, Bea Vinick and Hazel Rothfarb.
Broward Chapter: Noon. Lun- meeting soundlike if it really hap-
cheon and card party. Donation pened? Pompano Beach Rec.
$5.50. 584-1265. Center, 1801 NE 6th St.
Hadassah-Bermuda Club Herd
Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Membership
meeting. Mini-lunch. JCC pre-
schoolers will entertain.
Auditorium.
OKT-Loral Springs Chapter:
7:45 p.m. Presentation and lec-
ture by All Kids Book Store.
Mullins Park Community Center,
10000 NW 29 St
Dade/Broward Lupus Founda-
tion: 8 p.m. Meeting. Parkway.
Regional.
American Red Magen David for
Israel; Chanukah party. Lauder-
dale Oaks Auditorium.
B'nai B'rith Women-Ocean
Chapter: Noon. Meeting. Max
Denner will review, "Judge
Spencer Dissents." Royce Resort
Hotel, 4060 Gait Ocean Dr.
942-6009.
THURSDAY DEC. 11
WLI-Plantation Chapter: 11:30
a.m. Meeting. Larry Schuval will
speak. Central Park. 9151 NW 2
St.
ORT-Tamarac Chapter: 11 a.m.
Meeting. Italian-American Club,
6535 W. Commercial Blvd.
722-7907.
Hadassah-Yachad Chapter:
HMO luncheon. Donation $20.
Holiday Inn, Univ. Dr. and
Sunrise Blvd.
City of Hope-Lakes Chapter:
Noon. Meeting. Lauderdale Lakes
City Hall.
Hadassah-Orah Sunrise Lakes
Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Meeting.
Candlelighting ceremony plus
skit. Tamarac Jewish Center,
9101 NW 57 St.
Temple Emanu-EI-Men's Club:
9:30 a.m. Meeting. At Temple.
Hadassah-Pompano Beach Chai
Chapter: 12:30 p.m. Meeting.
Program "what would a Summit
ORT
Eighteen volunteers from the
Greater Fort Lauderdale Region
of Women's American ORT have
enrolled in the "Read" Campaign
of the Broward County Libraries
to become tutors in the fight
against illiteracy in Florida and
throughout the nation. If you
want to help contact the office at
748-6502.
WLI
Annette Kay, Florida Regional
president of the Women's League
for Israel, will be holding a tea for
all regional officers and chapter
presidents at her home on Thurs-
day, Dec. 11. Those attending will
be Barbara Gurtov, Florence
Bromberg, Sybil Rothbaum,
Lillian Silitsky, Nettie Wolfer,
Beth Feldman, Estelle Halpem
and Regina Wermiel.
AMERICAN TECHNION
The Broward Countv Chapter of
the American. Society for
Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology Annual Dinner-Dance
will be held on Sunday, evening,
Dec. 21 at the Holiday Inn, Plan-
tation at 7 p.m. Chairing the din-
ner will be Dr. Lawrence Levine.
AMERICAN
RED MAGEN DAVID
The Sunrise Colonel David Mar-
cus Chapter of American Red
Magen David is presenting a spec-
tacular musical Review on Sun-
day, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Sunrise Music Theater. Featured
performers include Arthur Geller,
Hollie Berger, Hollies Follies and
the Rock-ettes. The performance
benefits will go towards the pur-
chase of a Mobile Intensive Car
Unit Ambulance for Israel.
Tickets are $6, $8 and $10. For in-
formation contact 742-4272,
742-8801, and 742-7535.
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After just 14 months in office,
Egyptian Prime Minister Ali Lufti
was dismissed by President Hosni
Mubarak. Mubarak named
another economist. Atef Sedki to
the post. The appointment of
Sedki, head of Egypt's Central
Auditing Agency, came amid con-
tinuing reports of economic woes
and efforts by Cairo to
renegotiate or get new interna-
tional loans.
Asked about Egypt's extensive
system of subsidies for bread,
gasoline and other basics critiz-
ed by many foreign analysts
Sedki said "those with low in-
comes have a right to subsidies,
and this question already has been
studied" (Cairo Radio Nov. 10).
The new Prime Minister denied
there was a move to abolish sub-
sidies but added that "we do have
"leas on how to administer them
correctly and to ensure that they
reach those who deserve them."
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Pagg 14 The Jewish Florkfapi of Greater Fort Lauderdide/yriday, December 5,1986
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Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Temple New:
TEMPLE EMANU-EL
H. Mitchell Abrahams, son of
Heather and Richard Abrahams,
was called to the Torah in honor of
his Bar Mitzvah at the Saturday
morning, Nov. 29 service at Tem-
ple Emanu-El, Fort Lauderdale.
TEMPLE KOL AMI
Randi Karmin, daughter of Jo
Ann Karmin and Carl Karmin,
will become a Bat Mitzvah
celebrant at the Saturday morn-
ing, Dec. 6 service at Temple Kol
Ami, Plantation.
TEMPLE BETH ORR
At the Saturday morning, Dec. 6
service, Jeffrey Goldberg, son of
Beverly and Edward Goldberg-.
Randi Karmin
will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah at
Temple Beth Orr, Coral Springs.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH
The B'nai Mitzvah of Mark
DeMayo, son of Barbara and Sam
DeMayo, and Lee Friedenberg,
son of Rhonda and David
Friedenberg,.will be celebrated at
the Saturday morning, Dec. 6 ser-
vice at Temple Beth Torah,
Tamarac.
TEMPLE BETH AM
The Bar Mitzvah of .Ryan
Rubenstein, son of Sherrie and
Ron Rubenstein, will be held at
the Saturday morning, Dec. 6 ser-
vice at Temple Beth Am,
Margate.
ADi
Jewish Quiz
By RABBI
DAVID W. GORDON
1- Why was Baruch Spinoza ex-
communicated by the Jewish com-
munity in Amsterdam (1648)?
2- Name some of the great poets
of the Golden Age in Spain.
3- Who was considered the
greatest Jewish Composer?
4- Enumerate the basic items
that impart content to a Jewish
Home.
5- Into how many languages and
dialects has the Bible been
translated?
6- Is it proper for a Jew to
believe in astrology (horoscopes)?
7- What were the Jewish songs
Irving Berlin wrote?
8- Where is the Cave of
Machpela (burial site of the
Patriarchs)?
9- Where did Moses receive the
Ten Commandements?
10- Identify Aaron Sapiro.
Answers
1- His opinions were considered
heretical and a threat to Judaism.
2-Judah Halevi, Moses Ibn
Ezra, Abraham Ibn Ezra,
Solomon Ibn Gabirol.
3-Salomone De Rossi
(1570-1629) from Mantua, Italy.
Conductor, Vocalist and Violinist
who introduced many innovations
in Liturgical Music.
4- Mezuzah, Candlesticks, Wine
Cup, Prayer Book, Bible,
Chanukah Menorah, Spice Box,
Havdalah (twisted candle) and
Book Shelves.
6- Over 1,000.
6- The standard Code of Jewish
Law states: "One should not con-
sult astrologers, nor should one
cast lots to determine the future.
7-"Yiddle on Your Fiddle,"
"Yiddisha Nightingale," "That
Kassatsky Dance" and "Goodbye
Becky Cohen."
8- Hebron, 20 miles from
Jerusalem.
9- On Mount Sinai.
10- A lawyer who sued Henry
Ford for libel in carrying on an
anti-Jewish campaign in his
"Dearborn Independent"
newspaper from 1920-27.
Heard on Capitol Hill
Changes in the New Senate
Close U.S.-Israel ties are likely
to continue in the 100th Congress.
With Democrats regaining control
of the Senate, 55-45. after six
years as the minority party.
Major Gifts
Dinner
Continued from Page 1
Through the service of our
Federation's agencies and
beneficiaries, we reach out
to those Jews in need."
In referring to the
camaraderie of the evening,
Brian J. Sherr, Federation
president said, "I feel proud
to be Jewish. Like times
when the news media show-
ed Armond Hammer flying
out of Russia with a sick
Jew. When Eli Wiesel won
the Nobel Peace Prize and
when the tens of thousands
of Ethiopians were brought
into and absorbed in Israel.
I have visited Israel and
have seen people like you
and me working toward
ideals we all admire. We all
feel a stronger bond to our
heritage. That's why I'm
"" here; that's why you're
here.
Chairman Lewin thanked
all of the men and women
attending the dinner and
^ said, "This is truly the
beginning of our efforts to
achieve these profound gifts
for our people. We can all be
proud of our accomplish-
ment. Thank you all."
Final totals and a pictorial
-> review will be published in
future issues of the
Floridian.
Democratic legislators will take
over all committee chairmanships.
Of particular importance to the
pro-Israel community are the
Foreign Relations, Appropria-
tions Budget and Armed Services
Committees.
Sen. Claiborne Pell (D., R.I.)
will replace Richard Lugar (R.,
Ind.) as chairman of the Foreign
Relations Committee. Pell has
supported aid for Israel and
strongly opposed the recent Saudi
arms sale and the proposed Jor-
dan arms sales. Sen. Paul Sar-
banes (D., Md.), a consistent sup-
porter of Israel, is in line to chair
the Foreign Relations Near East
Subcommittee.
There will be important changes
in the Appropriatons Committee.
Sen. John Stennis (D., Miss.) suc-
ceeds Sen. Mark Hatfield (R.,
Ore.) as chairman. Stennis, 85,
will also take over from Sen.
Strom Thurmond (R., S.C.) as
President Pro Tempore of the
Senate. The head of the Ap-
propriations Foreign Operations
Subcomittee will likely be Sen.
Daniel Inouye (D., Hawaii) who,
along with outgoing Chairman
Robert Kasten (R., Wis.), has
played a key role in securing aid
for Israel.
Sen. Lawton Chiles (D., Fla.)
will take over the Budget Commit-
tee from Sen. Pete Domenici (R.,
N.M.). On Armed Services Com-
mittee, Sen. Sam Nunn (D., Ga.)
assumes the chairmanship from
retiring Sen. Barry Goldwater
(R., Ariz.). Nunn has been one of
the main proponents of
U.S.-Israel strategic cooperation.
At least five freshmen with
stronger records on foreign aid
than their predecessors are mov-
ing across the Hill from the House
of Representatives.
The freshman Senate class in-
cludes: Brock Adams (D., Wash.),
Christopher Bond (R., Mo.), John
Breaux (D., La.), Kent Conrad
(D., N.D.), Thomas Daschle (D.,
S.D.), Wyche Fowler (D., Ga.),
Bob Graham (D., Fla.), John Mc-
Cain (R., Ariz.) Barbara Mikulski
(D., Md.), Harry Reid (D., Nev.),
Terry Sanford (D., N.C.), Richard
Shelby (D., Ala.) and Timothy
Wirth (D., Colo.)
Defeated in relection bids were
Sens. Jeremiah Denton (R., Ala.),
Slade Gorton (R.. Wash.), Mack
Mattingly (R., Gal.), Paula
Hawkins (R., Fla.), James Broyhill
(R., N.C.), Mark Andrews (R.,
N.C.) and James Abdnor (R.,
S.D.). The two Jewish incumbents
up to reelection, Arlen Specter
(R., Pa.) and Warren Rudman
(R..N.H.), both won.
(Next, changes in the House of
Representatives.)
Near East Report
f"S
TEMPLE KOL AMI
Temple Kol Ami is pleased to
welcome Tirza Arad as the Direc-
tor of its Pre-School Program.
Mrs. Arad is from Holland and liv-
ed in Israel for many years. She
received her Bachelor of Arts
degree from Ben Gurion Universi-
ty of the Negev, Israel where she
majored in psychology and
sociology and graduated with
honors. Mrs. Arad worked as a
school counselor for six years, two
of them as the assistant director
of the counseling center. She has
studied child psychology on an ad-
vanced level in Israel and worked
towards a Masters degree in
Education at the Catholic Univer-
sity of Puerto Rico. For the past
two years, Mrs. Arad has been a
preschool teacher at the Michael
Ann Russel Jewish Community
Center. She worked as the Direc-
tor of Pre-School Summer camp
at MARJCC the summer of 1986.
On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7,
Temple Kol Ami will be proud to
present Ben Kimmelman, well-
known star of the Yiddish version
Candlelighting
Dec. 5 5:10 p.m.
Dec. 12 5:11 p.m.
Dec. 19 5:14 p.m.
Dec. 26 5:15 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling the
Sabbath Lights
BORUCH ATTO AD-ONAI ELO-
HEINU MELECH HO-OLOM
ASHER KID-SHONU BEMITZ-
VOSOV VETZI-VONU LE-HAD-
LIK NEYR SHEL SHABOS.
Blessed art Thou, 0 Lord our G-d,
King of the universe who hast
sanctified us by thy command-
ments and commanded us to kin-
dle the Sabbath light.
of Pinocchio, Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs, and Cinderella, Mr.
Kimmelman has also appeared in
concert at Bailey Hall on
numerous occasions, and perform-
ed with popular "Show Stoppers"
for six years. He has always been
an ardent fund-raiser for varied
Jewish interests, especially the
United Jewish Appeal. Mr. Kim-
melman will perform at the BZ
Seniorhood meeting at 2 p.m. with
refreshments served at 1:30 p.m.
The Public is invited.
HEBREW DAY
SCHOOL
* Cash Drawing *
Saturday, Dec. 13
Soref Hall
Jewish
Community
Center
583-6100
Synagogue Directory
CONSERVATIVE
CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE OF COCONUT CREEK, (975-4666) Lyons
Plain, 1447 Lyoni Red, Coconut Creek 33066. Service*: Daily 8 am., 5 p.m.; Friday
at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Rabbi Avaroa Drazia. Cantor Sydney
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660). 9101 NW 67th St, Tamarac, 33321.
Service*: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Late Friday service 8 p.m. Satur-
day 8:46 a.m. Rabbi Knrt F. Etna*.
TEMPLE BETH ABM (481-6100), 9730 Stirling Road, Hollywood, 33024. Service.
dairy 8 a.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m.. Sabbath morning 8:46 a.m Rabbi Arrahaai Kapaek.
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8660), 7206 Royal Palm Blvd., Margate, 33063. Service*:
Monday through Friday 8:30 am., 6 p.m. Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.,
6 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 6 p.m. Rabbi Paal Plotkin. Rabbi EaMritaa, Dr. Solomon
Gain. Caatarlrvb
! BETH ISRAEL (742-4040), 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Sunrise, 33313.
a: Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Friday 8 am., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:46a.m., 7:46 p.m. Rabbi Reward A. Adeoson. Cantor Maarice A. Neu.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL OF DEERFIELD BEACH (421-7060), 200 S. Century
Blvd., Deerfieid Beach, 33441. Sarvkee: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 6 p.m.
Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 a.m., and at candlelighting time. Rabbi
Cantor Shabtal Aekenaaa.
B'NAI M08HE (942-6380), 1434 SE 3rd St., Pompano Beach. 33060.
Service*: Friday 8 p.m. Cantor Jehadah Heilbraan.
TEMPLE BHA'ABAY TZEDEK 741-0296), 4099 Pine Island Rd., Sunrise, 33321.
8*rvicea: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 6 p.m.; Late Friday service 8 p.m.; Satur-
day 8:45 am., 5 p.m. Rabbi Randall Koaigsbarg. Cantor Jack Merchant.
TEMPLE SHOLOM (942-6410), 182 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach, 33060. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m., evenings: Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m.,
evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Rabbi Samuel April. Cantor
Friday
Reemid
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., 5:80 p.m. Rabbi Nathan Zoloadek. Can-
ter Joel Cohen.
HEBREW CONGREGATION OF LAUDERHILL (733-9660), 2048 NW 49th Ave..
Lauderhill, 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 am., 5:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:46 am. Rabbi Iarael Balaam.
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH (formerly North Laaderdalc Hebrew Can-
gregatioa) 486 W. Commercial Blvd.. Tamarac, FL 33319. Services: Friday at E
p.m., Saturday at 8:46 a.m. Charles B. Fyier, President (722-7607).
ORTHODOX
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684). 4861 W. Oakland Park Blvd.,
Laudndall Lakes, 83313. Services: Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m., 5 p.m., Friday
8 a_m., 6 p.m., Saturday 8:45 a.m., 5 p.m.
SYNAGOGUE OF INVERRARY CHABAD (748-1777), 4661 N. University Dr.,
Lauderhill. Servicee: Sunday through Friday 6:45 a.m, 8 a.m., 5:15 p.m., Saturday 9
am.. 5:30 p.m. Stady groans: Men, Sander, following service.; Women,
Taeeday. 8 p.m. Rabbi Area Li is im
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEERFIELD BEACH (421-1867), 1880 W. HUlaboro Blvd.,
Dsarfleld Beach, 38441. Servicee: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. and sundown.
Saturday 8:46 am. and sundown. Joseph M. Reiner, President.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF HOLLYWOOD-FORT LAUDERDALE (966-7877), 3291
Stirling Rd., Fort Lauderdale. 33312. Services: Monday through Friday 7:30 am.,
and sundown; Saturday, 9 a.m., sundown; Sunday 8 a.m., sundown. Rabbi Edward
Davis.
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID 726-3583). 8675 W. McNab Rd.. Tamarac.
33321. Services: Daily 8 am.; mincha 6 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 am. and 5:16 p.m. Rab-
bi Chmfaa Schneider Coagregatiea prssideat: Herman Fleischer.
RECON8TRUCTIONIST
RAMAT SHALOM (472-3600), 11301 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 33326. Ser-
vices: Friday, 8:16 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Rabbi Elliot Skiddell. Cantor Bella
REFORM
TEMPLE BETH ORR (763-3232), 2161 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs, 33066. Ser-
vices: Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. Rabbi Mark W. Gross.
TEMPLE B'NAI SHALOM OF DEERFIELD BEACH (426-2632). Services at
Menorah Chapels, 2305 W. Hillsboro Blvd., DeerneW Beach, 33441. Friday 8 p.m.
Rabbi Nathan H. Fish. Cantor Morris Leviasoa.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL (731-2310), 3246 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Lauderdale Lakes,
33311. Services: Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or celebration of Bar
Bat Mitsvah. Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon. Cantor Rita Shore.
TEMPLE EOL AMI (472-1988). 8200 Peters Rd., Plantation, 33324. Services: Fri-
day 8:16 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr. Cantor Frank
LIBERAL JEWISH TEMPLE OF COCONUT CREEK (973-7494). Services: Fri
day night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3960 Coconut
Creek Parkway. Rabbi Brace S. Warshal. Cantor Barbara Roberts.
TEMPLE BAT YAM (9280410), McGaw Hall, 1400 N. Federal Hwy. (adjacent to
Second Presbyterian Church), Ft. Lauderdale, 33304. Service: Weekly on Friday
evenings at 8 p.m. Rabbi Lewis Littataa.


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Friday, December 5, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdate Page 15
Human Dimensions of Project Renewal
By YITZHAK RABI
JERUSALEM - 1977, Israel's Premier Menachem
Begin undertook two major
historical decisions: to pursue the
peace offer made by Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat during a
dramatic visit to Jerusalem in
November of that year, and to
launch Project Renewal, the most
comprehensive program in
Israel's history of neighborhood
rehabilitation and social change.
Now more than eight years
after the two decisions were
made, it is clear that their impor-
tance to Israel's future and well-
being is almost unparalleled. Fur-
thermore, in the opinion of many,
Begin will be remembered in
history not only for the peace with
Egypt, but perhaps even more so
for his vision of improving Israel's
divided society.
More than 45,000 families, or
about 300,000 people, live in 82
neighborhoods, a joint program
undertaken and implemented by
world Jewry and the Israeli
government.
The involvement of world Jewry
in Project Renewal is not only
through fund-raising but also
through personal contacts bet-
ween residents of the
neighborhoods and members of
the Jewish communities around
the world.
nvolvement Of World Jewry
By now, the ongoing personal
inkage between Jews abroad and
esidents of the deprived
neighborhoods of Israel is an in-
separable part of Project Renewal
nd one that gives a unique mean-
ng and a whole new dimension to
the involvement of world Jewry
vith Israel.
Almost every neighborhood in
srael participating in Project
pienewal is twinned with a Jewish
ommunity abroad. In most com-
munity organizations, committees
f lay leaders responsible for Pro-
ect Renewal have been formed.
n the United States, the United
lewish Appeal acts as the liaison
vith Project Renewal
leighborhoods in Israel.
The UJA encourages mission
'roups and individuals to visit the
eighborhoods in Israel. At least
nee a year, the Project Renewal
ommunities of the Jewish corn-
unities abroad visit their twinn-
I neighborhoods.
Evidence Of Close, Warm Ties
The close, warm ties between
American Jews and residents of
Editors Note: The Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Fort Lauderdale's
Project Renewal city is Kfar Saba,
Israel. Through the efforts of our
Project Renewal chairperson,
Alvera A. Gold, and a host of
dedicated individuals, Kfar Saba
has grown from a struggling ghet-
to to a thriving neighborhood.
Alvera serves as Florida
Region/UJA chair. Still, much
needs to be done. For further infor-
mation about Project Renewal and
how you can help, contact the
Jewish Federation at 7U8-8U00.
Project Renewal neighborhoods
were evident during the UJA
President's Mission in Israel in
September. One of the highlights
of the mission came on a terribly
hot afternoon, when the 700
members of the mission boarded
more than 25 buses that took
them to various Project Renewal
neighborhoods across the country.
This reporter joined the San
Diego delegation represented
by some 45 members that went
to Kiryat Malachi, 50 kilometers
southwest of Jerusalem. The af-
fluent Jewish community of San
Diego ''adopted'' the
neighborhood of Kibbutz Galuyot
in Kiryat Malachi, which is being
renovated under Project Renewal.
Despite the heat wave, a large
group of youngsters and adults
greeted the San Diego delegation
at the neighborhood community
center Although many of the
Americans could not speak
Hebrew and the local residents
could speak no English, there was
a sense of family reunion. Many
hugged and kissed. Some only
shook hands, but almost
everybody was smiling.
Many members of the San Diego
Abe Rosenblatt
Israel Bond News
Ben and Sylvia Dinkes, corn-
unity leaders, will be honored
>d presented with the Israel
onds Gates of Jerusalem Award
Wynmoor's B'nai B'rith Lodge
Jute to Israel Celebration on
. 10. The event will be held at
e Conservative Synagogue of
wonut Creek, 1447 Lyons Rd.,
oconut Creek. Joey Russell will
tertain. Cost is $2.
srael Resnikoff, North
oward State of Israel Bonds
sn chairman, announces that
h Collection and Reinvestment
nday will be held from 10 a.m.
noon, Sunday, Dec. 7 at the
Israel Bonds office, 8358 W.
Oakland Park Blvd. For informa-
tion contact 748-8301.
For his ardent support for
Jewish communal causes, the
State of Israel Bonds and Century
Village will honor Abe Rosenblatt
at a Tribute Luncheon Sunday,
Dec. 14 at 12:30 p.m. in Temple
Beth Israel, Deerfield Beach.
Guest speaker will be Herbert
Warshauer, former National Cam-
paign Director for State of Israel
Bonds. Luncheon chairman is Max
Dickstein with co-chairmen
Hyman Stoller, Harry Cohen and
Samuel Jacobs. Couvert is $5.
delegation have been visiting
Kiryat Malachi on a regular basis.
They regard some of the residents
in the town as personal friends,
despite the difficulty in com-
munication and despite the mark-
ed differences in culture and
background.
Pledges By The San Diego
Jewish Community
According to Gerald Kobernick,
immediate past president of the
San Diego Jewish Federation, the
Jewish community of San Diego
pledged to raise $3.2 million for
the Kibbutz Galuyot neighborhood
in Kiryat Malachi. "So far we
have raised $2.8 million," Kober-
nick said, adding, "We are work-
ing now to complete the balance."
The community center facilities,
funded by the San Diego com-
munity, include a -dental clinic,
center for the elderly, youth room
and play center. The renovated
housing of the neighborhoods are
impressive, especially when com-
pared to the buildings that are still
awaiting renovation.
At the dinner tables that even-
ing, the mood was festive. The
food was authentic Moroccan,
cooked especially for the event by
the local residents, most of them
immigrants from North African
countries who came to Israel in
the early 1950's.
Howard Brotman, president of
the San Diego Federation, pledg-
ed in a short speech the continued
commitment of his community to
the future of the Kibbutz Galuyot
of Kiryat Malachi. Yossi Vanuno,
Mayor of the town, thanked the
American visitors, predicting that
one day Kiryat would be "a major
Israeli city."
The next day, back in the lux-
urious hotels of Jerusalem, many
of the delegates said the visit to
Project Renewal neighborhoods
was the "moat rewarding" and
"the best" day they had during
their visit to Israel.
Blossom Siegel, from Newport
Beach, California, said her visit to
the Project Renewal
neighborhood in Ashdod was a
highly emotional experience for
her, because it showed her "the
other side of Israel."
She said she believes that Pro-
ject Renewal helped the local
residents to develop "self-
confidence and pride in
themselves," and made American
Jews come face to face with
Israel's social problems. "This is
my first visit to Israel. I can
assure you it is not my last," she
said.
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Mrs. Norman Ostrau, Drs.
Walter and Mildred Padow.
Also, Mr. and Mrs.
Sheldon Polish, Mr. and
Mrs. Joel Reinstein, Dr. and
Mrs. Frederic Reitman, Mr.
and Mrs. David Schulman,
Dr. and Mrs. Marc
Schwartz, Dr. and Mrs. Ar-
thur Segaul, Dr. and Mrs.
.Robert Segaul, Dr. and Mrs.
Joel Shulman, Rabbi and
Mrs. Elliot Skiddell, Dr. and
Mrs. Laurence Skolnik, Mr.
and Mrs. Theodore Sobo,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spec-
tor, Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Steinfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Jef-
frey Streitfeld, Dr. and Mrs.
Robert Uchin, Dr. and Mrs.
Arnold Zager and Dr. and
Mrs. Donald Zelman.
To reserve your place,
please contact Sandy
Jaskowitz at the Federa-
tion, 748-8400.
THE WEIZMANN IN-
STITUTE of Science at its an-
nual Dinner-Dance in Miami
on December 11 will bestow one
of its highest honors upon Jay
and Renee Weiss, pictured, by
establishing a Professional
Chair in their names at the In-
stitute located on Rehovot,
Israel Guest speaker will be
actor Kirk Douglas and Prof.
Michael Sela, immediate past
president of the Weizmann In-
stitute. For information con-
tact the Weizmann's Florida
Region office, 1550 N.E. Miami
Gardens Dr., Suite U05, N.
Miami Beach, FL SS179,
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Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 5, 1986
Jewish Books in Review
A Terminal, Spectral Presence
Remnants: The Last Jews of
Poland. By Malgorzata
Niezebitowska; photographs by
Tomasz Tomaszweski; translated
by William Brand and Hanna
Dobosiewicz. Friendly Press, U01
Park Avenue South, New York,
NY 10016. t7t pages. $35.
Reviewed by David M. Stonyi
There has been a Jewish com-
munity in Poland for almost 900
years, since the time of the First
Crusade. By 1939, Polish Jewry
numbered 3Vi million; after the
Holocaust all six of the major
death camps were located in
Poland there were one-tenth that
number. A series of pogroms in
1945-46 reduced the number to
250,000, which shrank dramatical-
ly following mass emigrations in
1957 (following governmental
liberation) and, particularly, 1968
(following government-sponsored
campaign of anti-Semitism.
Today, there are approximately
5,000 Jews left in Poland, of
whom only about one-third belong
to the organized community.
Although it witnessed a Bar Mitz-
vah in 1985, Polish Jewry has had
no rabbi, cantor, or ritual
slaughterer for many years. It is a
haunted community, haunted by
its great history and the
unassimilable horror of its im-
mediate past.
This book, the product of five
years of work, is a remarkable
journalistic-photographic portrait
of the Jews who remain. A non-
Jewish husband-and-wife team
who were active in the Solidarity
movement, Niezabitowska and
Tomaszweski first became in-
terested in Polish Jewry's radiant-
terrible past and miniscule pre-
sent in 1968, and began working
on this book in 1981, following
Solidarity's suppression.
In their wanderings throughout
the country, they encountered
considerable fear, mistrust and
cynicism. "Leave my corpse
alone. You are young, Write about
the living," one man in Lublin told
her. More often than not,
however, their subjects, ap-
preciating the couple's interest
and persistence, opened up to
personals"
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with a passionate, genuine,
unpretentious partner for
intimate communication,
stress-free togetherness,
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still have some blonde hair,
casual dresser, consider-
ate, understanding, unen-
cumbered, no alimony
payments, no dependents,
awful dancer, not rich but
no debts. Not movie star,
merely average. Not per-
fect but not one nighter,
not smoker, gambler,
drinker, drug user, 5'11",
59, exercise, nutrition
minded, fish eating vege-
tarian. If you want to be
loved (genuinely), want
appreciation, respect, are
44 to 52, own teeth, attrac-
tive 5'3" to 57", health,
exercise conscious 115 to
135 lbs., please write
meaningful, detailed letter,
include recent photo, to
informal living F/L Market-
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wants to move to southern
Florida; T.D. Reznik, P.O.B.
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join me in gym/spa 3X
weekly.
them. Many articulate the pain of
being part of a tiny, dying com-
munity; some declare their com-
mitment to preserving the
religious or secular Yiddish
culture that was. Perhaps most
moving is Symon Szurmiej, Direc-
tor of the Jewish Theatre, who
told Niezebitowska, "I am a pro-
sthesis because, in fact, I am not
here. I do not exist ... I am
already on the other side. I have
only one passion left: to protect
the flame that has survived."
The couple does encounter the
Warsaw Jewish Circle, a kind of
havurah of a dozen or so young
people who have become pas-
sionately interested in their
heritage, maintain Jewish obser-
vance and even organized an
underground "Jewish Flying
University." While many of their
parents' odyaseys were from
religious homes to a commitment
to communism, their children
courageously have travelled in the
reverse direction, a far lonelier
journey. Niezabitowski and
Tomaszweski also introduce us to
Mateuz Kos, a teenager, who amid
the utilitarian, atheist and cynical
society that is contemporary
Poland, has become a ba'al
leshuvah (newly observant Jew).
As such, he is a symbol of commit-
ment in a community more
characterized by fear and
assimilation.
For the most part, however, the
small Polish Jewish community
feels, understandably, dwarfed by
the past (there is about one Jewish
cemetery for every ten Jews in
Poland). Yet the past, the rich
world of pre-Holocaust Polish
Jewry Hasidism, Yiddish
culture, the Bund, the Zionist
movement and so much else -
"seems as distant as the ancient
Etruscans do from the present
day inhabitants of Rome."
Given that the community
seems ineluctably destined to
disappear, Niezabitowska and
Tomaszewski have done a
magnificent job, in what is clearly
a labor of love, of recording its
last years. Tomaszewski's color
photographs, which are in-
terspersed throughout the text,
are expressive and evocative.
Unfortunately, because of its
price and bulk, Remnants is in
danger of being relegated to a cof-
fee table book. That would be a
great shame, for it is an enor-
mously moving, superb synthesis
of journalism and photography.
One can only hope that .
Niezabitowska's presence in this
country this academic year (on a
Meinan Fellowship at Harvard)
and the exhibition of
Tomaszewski's photographs (cur-
rently at the International Center
for Photography in New York)
will help Remnants receive the ex-
posure it deserves and that the
publisher will produce a
significantly less expensive paper-
back edition.
David M. Szonyi works with
troubled adolescents and their
families for Tri-Agency Services,
an agency of the Jewish Board of
Family and Children's Services.
He is editor of The Holocaust; Ah
Annotated Bibliography and
Resource Guide (Ktav, 1985).
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JERUSALEM The daughter born to Avital and Natan
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Jerusalem synagogue. She was named for a sister of her parental
grandmother, Ida Milgrom. She is the couple s first child.
JERUSALEM Specialists in eye disorders say they are closing
in on an elusive protein called "Factor X" believed to be the cause
of 80 percent of all cases of blindness. If they are correct, "Factor
X" could be isolated and purified through genetic engineering
withn the next few years, and widely in use in treating, and
preventing, not-traumatic and non-congenital blindness within a
decade.
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