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OF GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE
Volume 16 Number 6
Fort Lauderdale. Florida Friday, February 13, 1987
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Price A't Cents
Builders, Real Estate UJA Dinner March 12
Features Israel's Expert Dr. Sabi Shabtai
Coming to South Florida Dr.
Sabi H. Shabtai.
"We Need You on Thurs-
day, March 12, to help make
the North Broward
County's builders, real
estate and allied trades in-
dustry Federation/United
Jewish Appeal '87 campaign
a resounding success.' This
message will sound across
the Greater Fort Lauder-
dale metropolitan area as
leading builders, real estate
developers and fellow
associates receive the
specially designed invitation
to attend the annual UJA's
division's Dinner-Dance to
be held at the newly built
Marriott Hotel at Cypress
Creek, 6650 N. Andrews
Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
According to Richard
Finkelstein, KandR
Associates, Boca Raton,
division chairman, "The en-
thusiasm that has already
been generated by the team
of campaign workers is
already overwhelming, but
the task of performance is
what really counts, and you
can count on the men and
women of our profession to
show our concern with an
overwhelming show of sup-
port and generosity."
Coming to South Florida
on this special occasion will
Continued on Pafe 7-
Buildinq a strong foundation for UJA, Mark Levy, Paul Lehrer
and Richard Finkelstein.
It's Your Turn to be Super North Broward
'Super Saturday' 'Super Sunday' 'Super Week' March 16-22
World News
LONDON Leading
Jewish scholars in Britain
have joined an international
campaign aimed at en-
couraging universities
worldwide to pay greater at-
tention to the study of
Jewish civilization. Meeting
recently with Prof. Moshe
David, founder of the In-
stitute of Contemporary
Judaism at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, the
scholars agreed to sponsor
an academic workshop in
Jerusalem next summer
devoted to the relationship
between Western Society
and Israel. They also will
sponsor a workshop on
modern Hebrew in transla-
tion to coincide with the
100th anniversary of the
birth of S.Y. Agnon, the
Nobel Prize-winning
Hebrew novelist.
MONTREAL McGil)
University law professor Ir-
win Cotler, an international-
ly known human rights ac-
tivist, believes the Soviet
Union is presently conduc-
ting a "human rights offen-
sive magisterially organized
by Mikhail Gorbachev" but
signifying little or no
change in human rights
policies, including the
emigration of Soviet Jews.
Now is the time to join the
super team and take part in
the March 16-22 Jewish
Federation/United Jewish
Appeal campaign seven
days of extraordinary
events.
In the first "Super Week"
volunteer effort ever held in
North Broward County for
the Jewish community's ma-
jor philanthropy, hundreds
of 'guys and gals' from
Davie to Deerfield Beach
A1A to 1-75, will mobilize
for the record-breaking
dollars needed to raise the
largest fund totals in cam-
paign history.
According to general
chairman Sheldon S. Polish,
"Our goal during "Super
Week" is to reach more peo-
ple and raise more money
and most of all raise the con-
sciousness and commitment
of thousands of uninvolved
Jews men and women in
our 22-area communities
who can become an active
force in the work of Federa-
tion/UJA. "Super Week"
raises results from all of
us."
Kicking off week-long
events will be a series of
seminars and meetings
featuring prominent na-
tional and local dignitaries
who will give informative
and interesting reports,
both of an enlightening and
educational nature.
Setting the pace for
"Super Week" will be the
following programs
including
... March 16, Seniors'
Day, Kosher Nutri-
tion/Gathering Place, public
invited, Jewish Community
Center, 6601 W. Sunrise
Blvd., Plantation.
... March 17, Federation
Board Meeting, 8358 W.
Oakland Park Blvd.,
Sunrise.
... March 18, Young
Business and Professional
Division event featuring
CAJE executive director
Gene Greenzweig, subject,
"Thirteen Things Jewish
Coatiaaed on Page 1*
Spotlight on Campaign Community Dance ...
'Super Saturday Nite' March 21 A Fun Event
Black tie and sneakers
make for a unique com-
bination, but what's more
unique will be the 'guys
and gals" that will attend
the first "Super Saturday
Nite," the $250 minimum
event, sponsored by the
Jewish Federation/United
Jewish Appeal, Saturday,
March 21.
According to Howard
Horowitz, chairman, "We
are calling on all of the
members of our North
Broward County com-
munity, whether single,
married, attached or unat-
tached to take part in our
first event of this kind, a
fun-filled fabulous evening
of dancing, comedy enter-
tainment, open bar, sump-
tuous buffet, delicious
desserts and lots of
surprises."
The program, planned
by a group of dedicated
host committee members,
have been meeting on a
regular basis during the
past month to make this
happening a nite to
remember.
Plans are underway to
decorate the newly built
Gymnasium on the
Perlman Campus of the
Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community
Center, into a special
motiff, designed to in-
trigue the lucky first
nighters.
So be it black tie and
sneakers or casual attire,
this evening provides all
the ingrediences necessary
to make someone happy in
more ways than one. Hap-
py time on Super Saturday
and happy smiles on the
faces of the tens oi
thousands on Jewish men,
women and childen, who
will reap the benefits of
the generous UJA gift
pledged at the affair.
Horowitz said that the
$250 minimum family gift
to the campaign is payable
through December of this
year, and invites everyone
to partake in this heartfelt
opportunity to help.
For further information,
call Sandy Jackowitz, cam-
paign associate, at
748-8400.
"It's Our Turn, South Florida"
SUPER SUNDAY*
March 22, 1987
We Need Your Help
748-8400
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, February 13, 1987
Honorary chairman for the 1987 UJA campaign are Special Gifts chairman, David Mitchell; president of From left, Henry HUsenroth, ^"^fj*n'
David Sommer, Daniel Cantor, Morris Furman, all the Woodmont Country Club, Dr. Leonard Heimoff, Martin Sager, Hy Nathanson and Moms bxmon.
members of the Federation Board of Directors. Dinner chairman and Dr. Larry Levine.
Former
Woodmont
campaign co-
chairman
Walter
Bernstein.
Guest Speaker
Howard Stone
Division co-chair Moe Wittenberg, left, Fred Sichel,
and co-chair Lou CoUcer.
Woodmont UJA Dinner-Dance
Most Successful Ever
The 1987 Woodmont
Federation/UJA dinner/dance,
held on Sunday evening, Feb.
1, was by all accounts, the
most successful function ever
held in the Tamarac country
club community
Nearly 200 Woodmont
residents attended the gala
evening that included a
cocktail party and sumptuous
dinner, followed by dancing to
the Sammy Fields orchestra.
Comments ranged from, "best
ever" to "those who were not
here missed a super evening."
Moe Wittenberg, 1987 UJA
chairman, acted as master of
World News
UNITED NATIONS -
Natan Scharansky warned
that the plight of Soviet
S Jews is worsening and call-
's ed for an open, vigorous
1 campaign in the West to
pressure the Soviet
s> authorities to accord the
? Jews and their dissidents
i their due human rights.
ceremonies introducing a
number of campaign and
Federation dignitaries
present.
Guest speaker, Howard
Stone, brought to Woodmont
his keen insight into the
Middle-East, and Israel in par-
ticular. Stone, who lived in
Israel for a number of years,
was able to relate personal ex-
periences that pointed up the
great need for funds to sup-
port the Jewish Agency that
provides a long list of
humanitarian services for
Israelis. He spoke about the
absorption of Ethiopian Jews
and the necessity to get them
into the mainstream of Israel
life; he told of the old age
homes throughout the country
that care for the indigent,
elderly Jews with no family to
help them and nowhere else to
go; and also about the Youth
Aliyah centers that provide an
education for Jewish
youngsters who come from
large families of North African
and Asian Jewish background.
Stone made a forceful appeal
for funds, and the audience
responded generously. Fred
Sichel, a part-time Woodmont
resident, followed Stone with
comments about the local
needs that the Federation
serves through its agencies.
Lou Colker and Moe Wit-
tenberg, chairman of the cur-
rent UJA campaign, were op-
timistic that the Woodmont
community would reach this
years' goal. "We know that
the volunteers will continue to
call upon their neighbors and
that everyone will respond
most generously so that we
can improve the quality of
Jewish life wherever help is
needed."
Sheldon Polish, left, 1987 UJA general chairman, his
wife Lois and Federation administrative director,
Joel Telles.
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reflect the opinion of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Israel Should Reveal
Arms Role
Several weeks ago, we opined in these col-
umns that Israel must come clean about its
role in the Iran arms deal that is now shak-
ing the Reagan Administration apart
precisely because it has thus far failed to do
the same. Despite Administration
rkesman Larry Speakes' declaration over
weekend that Americans are by now
"bored" with the Iran scandal, an opinion he
could well afford to air since, as of Friday he
quit the iob, Americans are anything but
bored with it.
It is our belief, and the belief of every
clear-thinking individual, that things will be
getting worse for the Administration, not
better, if it continues on its current
stonewalling course. If for no other reason,
Israel should long since have made a clean
breast of its role. The longer it waits, the
more difficult will it become for that nation
to approximate the innocent plea it has
clung to from the very beginning that it
was a mere facilitator of the sale of arms,
and at the request of the Reagan
Administration.
Senate Questions Innocence
For the Senate Intelligence Committee's
most recent report on the scandal now
focuses the spotlight on the Israeli role
beyond a shadow of a doubt and as a role
that was far from innocent. Indeed, the
report insists that the arms deal was initially
proposed by Israel as a means of having U.S.
hostages in Lebanon released and of repair-
ing the poor relations between the United
States and Iran preparatory to the passing
on of the Ayatollah Khomeini and the
hopeful establishment in his stead of a more
moderate regime.
Furthermore, the report declares that the
diverting of funds from the profits of the
arms sales to the activity of the contras in
Nicaragua was specifically an Israeli notion
which Israel pursued independently.
What all this means is either that Israel
has already come clean, and the Senate In-
telligence Committee report has come to
many false conclusions, or else that Israel,
for its own reasons, has been trying to
preserve the secrecy of a series of deals long
since gone awry and, need one add, no
longer secret.
As of now, the latter seems highly unlike-
ly. The Senate Committee's report is clearly
more reliable than are the Israeli denials
believable.
Stonewalling Must End
What is at stake now is the image of Israel
as a genuine friend of the United States
rather than as an agent for its own agenda
which it pursued while manipulating U.S.
foreign policy. Is it possible that Israel was
able to tweak the nose of Uncle Sam?
This is a question we asked in these col-
umns several weeks ago and concluded that
it was hardly likely. Now, we are essentially
convinced otherwise. If individuals on the
lowest echelons of Reagan Administration
power, such as Lt. Col. Oliver North and Ad-
miral John Poindexter, were able to pursue
agendas of their own without President
Reagan or even Secretary of State Shultz
knowing about them, then why not Israel?
The result of all of this soul-searching, no
less than a search of the mounting evidence
that places in profound question the Israeli
proclamation of innocence in the matter, is
that there has opened a dangerously-wide
door through which enemies of the
U.S.-Israeli alliance can pour in order to pur-
sue all sorts of mischief, in short, their own
agendas.
Indeed, it is remarkable thus far how low
key has been the careful reaction of
members of both the Senate and House of
Representatives to the conclusions about
Israel's role as described in the Senate In-
telliguence Committee report and to the
conclusions being reached by the House in
its own investigation into the scandal.
Nor is the Administration any less careful
in its repeated assertion at the highest
echelons that Israel was merely a friend
seeking to facilitate a deal between the
United States and Iran.
For Israel to continue to stonewall what
appears to be the increasingly clear conclu-
sions of Congressional inquiries is to gamble
with unleashing the capacity for anti-Israel
mischief by enemies of the alliance of friend-
ship between the two nations now lurking on
Capitol Hill who are thus far being held at
bay by the Administration and the Con-
gress' own low key handling of Israel's role
in all this.
There can be no doubt that Israel must
bite the bullet now and tell the truth. To con-
tinue to try to keep secret what is no longer
secret will not work for Israel. Certainly, it
isn't working for the Reagan Administra-
tion or, indeed, for the President himself,
both of whom essentially have the nation's
sympathy. Israel can not lay claim to the
same kind of sympathy.
Nor can Israel any longer let pass the
same amount of time that the U.S. accords
its own government in coming clean. The
time for Israel to act is now.
More Than Demonstration
It Was Collective Show of Solidarity
By RICHARD BONO
Atlanta
The massive march on rural
Forsyth County, Ga., on
Jan. 24 was more than a
demonstration against the
hostile racism that occurred
there one week earlier.
Rather, according to consensus,
it was a collective show of solidari-
ty against the racial intolerance
that has occurred recently in
Howard Beach, N.Y., at The
Citadel in Charleston, S.C., and in
recent racial incidents in
Philadelphia and Boston.
"This thing developed a life of
its own," said Sherry Frank,
Southeastern director of the
American Jewish Committee.
Frank commented that the Ku
Klux Klan's hostile appearance
Jan. 17 in Forsyth County,
situated 38 miles north of Atlanta,
shocked the sensibilities of the na-
tion and was the straw that broke
the camel's back.
THE LARGEST civil rights
march in more than two decades,
estimated at 15,000 to 20,000,
bore witness to the change that
has occurred with the passing of
time. Nearly half the marchers on
Jan. 24 in Forsyth County were
white and this time the law was on
the side of the demonstrators, not
against them as it was in the
1960's.
In fact, the scene of the
demonstration resembled an army
camp: Some 1,700 Georgia Na-
tional Guardsmen in riot regalia
were joined by law enforcement
officials from the Georgia Bureau
of Investigation, the Georgia
State Patrol and a myriad of law
enforcement officials from
jurisdictions in and around
metropolitan Atlanta.
In all, a force of nearly 3,000
kept an angry group of 1,000
counter-demonstrators at bay,
staving off a potential confronta-
tion with the marchers.
Prior to leaving Atlanta for the
ride to Cumming, the county seat
of Forsyth, 175 busloads of par-
ticipants, including this reporter,
waited anxiously, not knowing
what lay ahead.
FRANK SAID that Jews, from
w
mtai mMWMin
'In both Howard Beach and
Forsyth County you have
white youths expressing a
territorial impulse against a
different race.'
Atlanta and elsewhere, were well
represented in proportion to their
percentage of the country's
population. And if it had not been
for the Shabbat, she said, more
Jews would have participated.
"The words of the counter-
demonstrators that day (Jan. 17)
were an affront to Jews as well as
to blacks," she said.
On Jan. 17, about 90 people,
men, women, children, both black
and white, went to Forsyth Coun-
ty to march for brotherhood in the
all-white county. Blacks have not
been welcome there for 75 years.
But, to the surprise of everyone,
the brotherhood marchers were
met by 400 screaming Ku Klux
Klansmen and their allies.
Obscene racial epithets were hurl-
ed at the group as was a barrage
of bottles and rocks.
The organizer of the march, civil
rights veteran Rev. Hosea
Williams, said afterward it was
the most violent, hate-filled group
he had ever encountered.
Representatives of three Jewish
groups joined with Atlanta's black
leaders to plan the second march
for brotherhood in Forsyth Coun-
ty. They were the Atlanta
chapters of the American Jewish
Committee, the Black-Jewish
Coalition and the American
Jewish Congress.
A PERMIT was secured. Law
enforcement, housing and
transportation were arranged.
But, no one anticipated the out-
pouring of support that came from
throughout the nation.
Frank said Jews lent much in
the way of support for the second
brotherhood march. A local hotel,
owned by a Jewish Atlantan'
made 100 rooms available to the
dignitaries who came in to march.
And, Atlanta's largest Reform
Temple opened its doors for other
demonstrators who had no place
to sleep. Those arrangements
were made by the Temple's rabbi,
Alvin Sugarman.
"We share a history of oppres-
sion with blacks," Sugarman told
the Atlanta Jewish Times. "It's in
different forms and to different
degrees, but we know what it
means to be in an underclass, to
be oppressed solely by virtue of
birth we as Jews, they as
blacks.
For most of those who came to
demonstrate against racial in-
tolerance, the march provided
their first glimpse at the
vehemence some Americans feel
toward Jews and blacks. Many of
the Klan sympathizers wore
swastikas and many were young
teenagers, striking a sense of fear
in some observers that the seeds
of intense racial hatred are once
again being sown.
THE ANTI-DEFAMATION
League of B'nai B'rith said there
are probably 10 Klan sym-
pathizers for each of the 200 Klan
members who they estimate
reside in Georgia.
"We've known for years that
Forsyth County is a white enclave
and that the people there are
determined to keep it that way,"
said Charles Wittenstein, the
ADL's southern civil rights direc-
tor. "In both Howard Beach and
Forsyth County, you have white
youths expressing a territorial im-
pulse, which is to defend their turf
against outsiders, particularly of a
different i
Wittenstein also noted that
ADL's estimates on the numbers
of Klan members are difficult to
attain. Often, he said, Klan
leaders themselves don't know
how many members they've got.
What will become of Forsyth
County now that the historic
march through that small
southern county is done and gone?
"BLACKS WILL move back
into Forsyth," said Sugarman.
"But, it won't be tomorrow and it
may not be next year. Eventually
the 'good leadership,' and I'm put-
ting that in quotes, will take
charge. But, it's not going to be
easy to integrate Forsyth
County."



Building For March 22 Phon-A-Thon
Super Sunday
Corporate Sponsor Team
Gladys Daren, chairman of
the Federation's annual phon-
a-thon, Super Sunday, which is
being held this year on March
22 at the Tamarac Jewish
Center, is asking all local
businessmen in the community
to take part in the day-long
event By sponsoring a
telephone in their name or the
names of their companies.
"Besides helping the
Federation underwrite the
cost of Super Sunday, the
monies collected for telephone
sponsorship will be used for
the needs of Jews locally, in
Israel and worldwide," stated
Daren.
There will be 42 phones set
up at the Jewish Center and
the cost is $250 to sponsor a
phone. Sponsors' business
cards will be prominently
displayed on the phone all day,
as well as being displayed in
Memories From '67 to '87
Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale
the Federation office.
As of press time, the follow-
ing individuals/companies
have sponsored a phone: Paul
Lehrer, Lehrer and Co.; Alan
J. Levy, Levy and Co.; Barry
A. Mandelkorn, Ruden,
Barnett, McCloskey, Schuster
and Russel, PA; Joel Reins-
tein, Greenberg, Traurig,
Askew, Hoffman, Lipoff,
Rosen and Quentel, PA; Jef-
frey B. Rosen, Park Row Of-
fice Supply; Harold Sampson,
Sampson Industries; Dr. Marc
C. Schwartz, MJM Profes-
sional Plaza; Barton D.
Weisman, HBA Corp.; Bar-
bara Wiener.
As the orders to sponsor a
[)hone come in, they will be
isted in the Jewish Floridian.
To reserve a phone now,
please contact Sandra Brettler
at the Federation, 748-8400.
Dedicating himself to the
"noble service" of Federa-
tion's responsibilities of
"guaranteeing the continuing
vitality of the American
Jewish community, and also,
to assure continued support
for the State of Israel and pro-
vide visible hope to the Jewish
communities throughout the
world," Joel Reinstein took of-
fice as president of the Federa-
tion for 1984/85.
Helping Reinstein move the
Federation to greater heights
is 1985 UJA general campaign
chairman Brian Sherr.
Kicking off the 1984/85 year
was the Campaign Chairman's
Leadership Mission to Israel,
an invitation only event. Over
800 leaders nationally attend-
ed and raised 38 percent more
than was raised on last year's
Mission.
Federation dollars were at
work during the summer as
our Project Renewal city, Kfar
Sana, dedicated a new senior
citizen's center, which will pro-
vide essential social services
for hundreds of people. Our
Project Renewal chair, Alvera
A. Gold, was on hand for the
dedication.
On the campaign front
Federation paid tribute to two
hardworking and dedicated in-
dividuals, Victor and Min
Gruman, who were honored at
Inverrary'8 UJA dinner dance.
The women of the Women's
Division re-discovered their
roots on an intensive two-day
Roots Mission to New York Ci-
ty. "It was one of the most
moving, educational and in-
teresting trips of my life,"
stated Barbara K. Wiener,
1985 Women's Division cam-
paign chair.
Always one of the highlights
of the Federation campaign
year, this year's Major Gilts
event was held at the elegant
Woodlands home of Claire and
Harold Oshry. Over $1.2
million was raised that even-
ing, sparked by guest speaker
Jonathan Livny.
The campaign neared the $5
million mark as Federation
anxiously anticipated its first
Project Renewal fund-raiser.
The home of Bren and Mel
Simon was transformed into a
Middle Eastern oasis as
$100,000 was raised for our
sister city, thus enhancing the
rehabilitation of some 5,400
residents of our Middle
Eastern neighborhood.
Athletics is just one aspect of the popular JCC Summer
Camping program. Pictured are youngsters playing a
competitive game of two-hand-touch football
Friday, February 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 5
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Join the thousands of people
who have made a difference.
Be a Super Sunday volunteer on Sunday, March 22nd.
Two hours of your time may never be more worthwhile. Because as a Super
Sunday volunteer, you will make a difference in matters of life and death. Health
and sickness. Nourishment and hunger.
The time you give on March 22nd will result in funds for programs to help
elderly Jews in North Broward County and Eastern Europe and support urgently
needed humanitarian services here at home, in Israel and throughout the world. The
time you give will help the Jewish community worldwide through the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale/United Jewish Appeal.
Join the cause.
Super Sunday volunteers come from all walks of life. Professional athletes,
politicians and the family down the street. They'll all be there to help. We'll do our
part, too. With Kosher noshes. After all, a job well done should be rewarded.
Help us help Jews around the world. All it takes is two hours. You'll be joining
volunteers from throughout our community in this one-day effort. Please donate
your time. Call the Federation at 748-8400. Or mail in the coupon today.
Federation/United Jewish Appeal, Tamarac Jewish Center
9101 N.W. 57th St., Tamarac.
Sunday, March 22, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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I want to help!
Please reserve a phone in my name for a
two-hour session on Super Sunday,
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Name:.
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Mail completed coupon to:
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NOTE: You will be requested to be at the phone center for Orientation and Training 45
minutes before your session begins. If you have not made your 1987 pledge, you will
be given the opportunity to do so at the close of your Orientation Training session.
* Don't forget to listen to the Mike Roberts Show live from the Tamarac Jewish Center,
noon to 4:00 p.m., on WFTL.

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North Broward County's Quest for Excellence ...
'87 Federation/UJA Drive Campaign Wrap-Up March 22
Exploring a "World of Jewish Education" through the
unique Hebrew Day School programs is the fourth
grade class of Marsha Miron. The students receive a
total education complete with computer techniques.
agencies and that is that the
FOOD ... B'racha BBG and Halev BBG of the B'nai Maria Gale center, m^^^J^^
B'rith Youth Organization help JCC WECARE direc- vfce, conducts a mock ^SSJSS^t^H
tor Allyn KanoSslTcollect od for needy families ^P^ff^SaSSSSSSiTai
enabling them to celebrate Thanksgiving. Left is
Shari Rubin and, right, is Alisa Bloom.
An exciting, challenging,
thought-provoking Jewish
Federation 1987 United
Jewish Appeal campaign
wrap-up is in the planning
stages and the more than
186,000 plus Greater North
Broward County Jewish com-
munity 'guys and gals' will be
an integral part. The an-
nouncement was made this
week in a special session of
campaign leadership at the
West Oakland Park Head-
quarters in Sunrise.
According to Sheldon S.
Polish, general chairman,
"Our Federation has already
achieved monumental success
in procuring more than $4.6
million in campaign gifts to
date, and for that we are proud
of the commitment and dedica-
tion afforded, but the truth of
the matter is that this pledge
comes from less than 10,000
contributors, or around 6 per-
cent of our people. Where are
the rest? Where indeed is our
quest for excellence? How can
we get across this message in-
to the minds of Jews in
Greater Fort Lauderdale?"
Federation/UJA campaign
cabinet members, division
chairmen, key leadership and
community-at-large members
all agree that the big push is
now and with that decision
agreed on, have called for the
organization and planning of
"Super Week '87," Mar.
16-22, culminating with the all-
day "Super Sunday" phon-a-
thon rally at the Tamarac
Jewish Center, 9101 NW 57th
Street, Tamarac. From 9 a.m.
to 7 p.m., scores of volunteers
will man a battery of
telephones in an effort to
reach the tens of thousands of
fellow Jews in the 22-area
boundaries spanning from
Griffin Road to Hillsboro
Beach Blvd., and from A1A to
1-75. The word to be simply ex-
Eressed is 'commit.' Commit to
elp your brethren be it here,
in Israel, or in other lands
around the world.
In a special response to the
urgent needs facing our own
local agencies and
beneficiaries, Federation
president Brian J. Sherr said,
"The entire system of Jewish
communal services exists to
help Jews. That help comes by
way of social welfare, recrea-
tional, educational, religious
and cultural services among
others, and these needs con-
tinue to be pressing. But a new
and equally important,
perhaps ultimately more im-
portant thrust is also evident
within Federation and its
existence of the community we
serve is no longer a foregone
conclusion.
America is a land of freedom
and option. We face the inter-
nal threats of assimilation and
intermarriage. With the conti-
nuing erosion of traditional
values and finally breakdown
looming even larger on the
horizon, we must face the
questions of Jewish survival
in the long run.
Our Federation, its agencies,
and YOU can no longer be con-
tent with the provision of
social services and community
organization. We must do
more than meet the needs of
Jews: we must meet their
Jewish needs."
Federation executive direc-
tor Kenneth B. Bierman, em-
phasized that "We are calling
on all the men and women in
our community to be part of
our Mar. 22 person-to-person
drive. Each and every segment
of our Federation family is im-
portant, regardless of age,
social status or affiliation.
Whether you reside in a single
family, multi-dwelling, or ni-
rise complex, Federation/UJA
wants you." He continued,
"Federation and its agencies
are becoming building blocks
in the pattern of Jewish con-
tinuity in North Broward
gram offered by the Jewish Family Service, a major
beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation, receiv-
ing funds from the annual United Jewish Appeal
campaign.
Sunday" because we need you
now more than ever."
County. We must take our
abstract goals and translate
them into concrete programs
that affect and change peo-
ple's lives.
Be a part of this historic mis-
sion. Take part in "Super
Week" activities and pro-
grams, attend the "Super
Saturday Nite" dinner-dance,
reserve phone time for "Super
Polish indicated in an appeal
to the community that
whatever people's interests or
skills, if they're willing to
volunteer their time and some
heartfelt generosity, then
Federation/UJA has a place
for them. And that is a place
where we all should be!
Floridian Notice
The Friday, Feb. 13 issue of the Jewish FLORIDIAN of
Greater Fort Lauderdale completes the weekly publication
dates. The schedule will begin with the next issue, Friday,
Feb. 27, and will be published every other Friday
thereafter until future notice.
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JFWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF BROWARD COUNTY
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LAURIE B. WORKMAN, MSW
C oorduwtor, Fully Life
Education/ftblie Relation*
Family therapists are the
fastest growing category of
therapy professionals. The
concept oi family therapy is
based on the belief that the
family is an interactional unit
in which all members influence
each other. A family therapist
looks at illnesses and disorders
in the context of relationships
within the family. Traditional-
ly, we look at the person who
had trouble and tried to work
it out by dealing with the per-
son in his life situation. Family
therapy is one successful ap-
E roach to dealing with the
uman problems splitting the
family. This approach looks
outside a person and probes in-
terrelationships with other
human beings.
Family therapists utilize
visual diagrams to enhance
Builders UJA
Event March 12
Continued from Page 1
be the internationally
recognized expert on ter-
rorism Dr. Sabi Shabtai,
former intelligence officer,
member of the Israel
Foreign office and author of
the best seller, "Five
Minutes to Midnight."
Dinner chairman Paul
Lehrer, president, Lehrer
and Company, Fort Lauder-
dale, told the Floridian that
the dinner-dance will be a
fun-filled evening, complete
with a serious purpose.
"We're asking for a
minimum commitment of
$500 from our colleagues at-
tending for our Jewish com-
munity's major
philanthropy."
Lehrer said that for those
individuals under 30, we set
the minimum of $250.
Already hard at work is a
corps of division workers
who are maintaining special
phone work squads and
solicitation teams in an ef-
fort to communicate the
urgency of attending this
significant communitywide
event.
Under the guidance of
Federation vice president
and former division chair-
man Mark Levy, vice presi-
dent, Oriole Homes, the
campaign's leading profes-
sional division is well on
their way to achieving an
outstanding dollar
commitment.
Finkelstein expressed a
special 'thank you' to Ellen
Holl, and her Two Plus Two
advertising company for
donating the unique graphic
invitation which are com-
plete with handwritten per-
sonal notations by division
members.
For further information
on the dinner, call Janice
Salit, assistant executive
director, at 748-8400.
their perceptions and the
client's perceptions of reality.
One such technique is the
genogram, which simply defin-
ed is a family tree elaborated
with social data. The
genogram charts intergenera-
tional family history which is
important for understanding
the development of the family
system through time. This
technique enables an in-
dividual to step out of the
system, examine it, and begin
to gain a greater understan-
ding of complex family
dynamics as they have
developed and as they affect
the current situation.
Picturing the family's move-
ment through space may com-
municate a good deal about
family boundaries and norms
concerning mobility. Is this a
family that holds on or lets go?
Further, the impact of world
history on families often
becomes evident as responses
to war, persecution, westward
migration, depression, in-
dustrialization, and even
climatic or ecological changes
are often seen in relocations.
The family can, with the
therapist's assistance, act to
resolve the symptoms and
foster the continued develop-
ment of all its members.
Whether therapy will solve
one's family's difficulties
depends on three distinct
issues. Firstly, how soon an in-
dividual seeks help. Secondly,
whether spouse and/or family
members are willing to
cooperate for the necessary
length of time. Finally, how
determined each individual is
at making their family work.
Family therapy is only one of
the programs Jewish Family
Service of Broward County
provides to our growing com-
munity. For more information
on any of our programs,please
call the Hollywood Office at
966-0956 or the Fort Lauder-
dale Office at 749-1505.
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County is a
beneficiary of the United Way
of Broward County, the
Jewish Federation of South
Broward and the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
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Food-A-Plenty Because you Care
A Good Neighbor Stern's Bakery
Shown is dedicated volunteer of many years Jerry Kaye, second #aroW Block, and son Alan
from left, passing out the bags of bread. Elderly participants, fsKown ^^^ ^ 0f breads
from left, Lou Webber, Ernie Cerone, Rita Merman, byaelU donated to ^ Kosher Nutri-
Schiff and Tessie Plung. turn sites.
"The Qathefing
cpiace
An Adult Day Care Center
anywhere but a large super-
market. A gift of assorted
good Jewish bread and rolls is
a wonderful treat and is eager-
ly sought after. Stern's Bakery
is to be commended for caring.
Newswire/U.S.A.
CHICAGO An appeal to the Jewish people to avoid a split
within its ranks over religious and secular issues was issued by
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. He urged that "a civilized
way be found to deal with religious differences" that have become
exacerbated in Israel and the United States. Addressing more
than 3,000 Jewish leaders from North America and abroad at the
55th General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federation,
Peres said Jewish life is marked by variations, with different
strains and different beliefs between and among the religious and
secular elements in Israel and the U.S.
PHILADELPHIA The Philadelphia Chapter of the
American Jewish Committee has joined with the Order of the
Sons of Italy in America in protesting ethnic slurs against Italian-
Americans that have appeared in the Chester County Press
newspaper.
KIAMESHA LAKE, N.Y. Jewish membership ranks in
Cults continues at an annual rate of 12 percent among such
erouDB as the Moonies and Hare Krishnas. Jewish women were
told to be on guard against Cult activities, now inore dangerous
than ever since these organizations are operating with a low pro-
file These words came from Rabbi Maurice Davis, Jewish Com-
munity Center, White Plains, a specialist on Cults, to 2,000
delegates attending the Biennial Convention of the Women s
League for Conservative Judaism.
Special thanks and apprecia-
tion to HAROLD BLOCK and
son ALAN, owners of Stern's
Bakery, 1775 N. University
Drive, Plantation. They donate
their day-old bread, still
delicious, to the elderly par-
ticipants of the Jewish Federa-
tion's Kosher Nutrition Pro-
grams and Adult Day Care
Program, the Gathering Place.
One of the elderly's biggest
problems of living alone is lack
of transportation for shopping,
therefore, they cannot shop
Coroners'
Powers
Curtailed
MANCHESTER, England -
(JTA) A High Court ruling in
London has effectively curtailed
the power of coroners to perform
autopsies not pertaining to official
inquests into a death.
Thecourt found in favor of the
sacred burial society here and a
Jewish widow from Salford,
England, whose husband died at
the wheel of his car after crashing
last August. They were complain-
ing that Coronor Brian North had
no cause to hold the body of acci-
dent victim Cheski Worch body
for a brief inquest.
The Jewish Telegraph reports
that Lord Justice Watkins noted
how Judism seeks to bury the
body quickly and avoid autopsies.
He said the coroner invalidly held
the body under the 1926 Coronore
Act "unless the only thing in his
mind was a suspicion that death
had occurred suddenly from a
cause unknown."
Sarah Worch and the society
claimed that the cause of death
was obvious. In the United States,
the states of California, New
Jersey, New York and Ohio have
similar laws.
A society spokesman said the
case should set a precedent for
more lenient rulings by local cor-
oners.
Pensions Confab
Elects Landes
SAVANNAH, GA. (JTA) -
Leo Landes of New York has been
elected the first Jewish president
of the Church pensions Con-
ference at the organization's 72nd
annual conference here. CPC com-
prises more than 80 Protestant
and Catholic and two Jewish
organizations.
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Wuim-ii M II'lil ">' *'')
Roman's Qio&e
By DEBORAH FULLER
HAHN
* Publicity Chair
At granddaughter Pearl Reins-
tein '* wedding, Minnie's
daughter Joy, and Minnie
A Very Special
Voice
The voices of women speak
in all languages, of many sub-
jects, over thousands of cen-
turies. Occasionally a voice
speaks to us of life, of love and
of understanding and is so
compelling we feel we must
share it with others. It was
with this thought in mind that
Pearl Reinstein, a member of
our Women's Division Board
of Directors, shares a special
story with us. The following
history is excerpted from a
conversation between Pearl
and her grandmother, Minnie
Publicker, on November 12,
1979. The entire interview has
been made available to
historians and sociologists stu-
dying Jewish family life
through the American Jewish
Archives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Our story begins 87 years
ago. Minnie and her little
sister, Sarah, were dressed in
beautifully embroidered Rus-
sian outfits when they travell-
ed to the United States on a
ship called "The American."
Minnie, then only seven years
old, remembered that Presi-
dent McKinley was shot the
year they arrived. The entire
Clarfeld family pretended they
were leaving their home in
Moloff, Pedolska to go on a
vacation. They had been
forewarned that Czarist
soldiers were about to stage a
pogrom, murdering the Jews
of their town. Father Clarfeld,
a successful merchant of lace,
silks and satins operated the
finest dry goods shop in their
suburb of Odessa. Without any
hesitation, he packed as many
valuables as possible, and sav-
ed his life and children.
The family landed on Ellis
Island and were immediately
sent to Philadelphia, where
Sarah and Minnie enrolled in
public school. The sisters en-
dured the teasing and dif-
ficulties of the new country.
The school teacher, for unex-
plained reasons, even changed
the family name to "Clear-
field." As in many Jewish
families during that era, some
uncles remained with one
name and some used another.
Nevertheless, within a few
years Pappa (now Clearfield)
was the proprietor of several
flourishing shops specializing
in 'gent's furnishings.' The
family increased, Sarah, Min-
nie, their four brothers and a
vounger sister grew up in
Publicker. Each bead on the
dress Minnie wore was hand-
sewn by her.
Philadelphia. They were proud
to be Americans, but remained
traditional Jews, observing
Kashrut and belonging to the
local synagogue.
As an extraordinarily
beautiful young woman, Min-
nie was pursued by many fine
young men. She recalled, "One
was Dr. Mulford Fisher who
took me to an opera. We didn't
go to movies then. I was 17. He
wore a cape and a high hat. I
had a blue satin gown on that
evening." Another escort
drove a red 'Franklin' car. The
neighbors told her mother,
"that's the worst thing you
could let your daughter do .
go in a car ... it's a bedroom
on wheels!" But Minnie's
brothers were like watchdogs
and would follow them. An
avid reader of books, most of
her knowledge of the world
was gleaned from endless
hours spent in the library. The
family lived in a spacious
apartment over the store. Min-
nie had her own bedroom and
spent much of her time
reading, studying music and
taking voice lessons. Until she
was wed, she had considered
singing professionally. Indeed,
she was about to debut on the
radio ("There was no televi-
sion yet"), but her husband
forbade it. "That was the end
of the beginning of my
career."
Before she married, Minnie
had been courted by two men.
She was in love with one of
them. David was an idealistic
young lawyer. A socialist,
whose clients had no money,
he was a man with very little
income. Every Friday night,
he would send her a bouquet of
red roses and they would enjoy
the Sousa concerts in the park.
Her other suitor, Herman, was
ten years older than herself.
He was an established doctor,
who visited patients with a
horse and buggy. Both men
proposed marriage. Minnie
tells us, "Pappa said, 'You can-
not accept David. He's a
romantic. You'll be hungry and
he'll bring you a box of candy.
You'll need a pair of shoes and
he'll bring you a dozen roses.'
And he laid it out just like that.
My life would be nothing but a
smile and a kiss and a flower
and candy and music. Pappa
said, 'Herman is older than
you, he'll cherish you, he will
carry you around on a golden
platter.' Turned out he carried
me around on a brass platter."
As an obedient daughter,
Minnie listened to her parents,
but not without a good deal of
resistance. Since he was an
established doctor with a thriv-
ing practice, Herman was the
answer to her mother's
prayers. No one else ever real-
ly had a chance. Even though
mother was anxious for Minnie
and Herman to stand under
the Chupa, she did not prepare
her oldest daughter for mar-
riage. Whatever the 18-year-
old bride learned about sex,
love and marriage was a result
of her own extensive reading.
In Minnie's own words, "No
one told me anything about
birth control or anything.
Somebody asked Herman one
night, 'How do you keep a
beautiful girl like that at home
all the time?' He said, 'By
keeping her pregnant.' That's
just what happened." For the
next 37 years Minnie lived
with a man that she did not
love. She gave birth to six
daughters, and had miscar-
riages with three boys. She
really only wanted girls ...
boys might have turned out to
be like him.
The doctor and his family liv-
ed in a very fashionable house.
Indeed, it was magnificent. A
three story home, with a large
entrance foyer and wall to wall
carpeting in forest green. On
one side were Herman's of-
fices, on the other side of the
passageway was the family
quarters. In those days, the
family always had a butler,
who chauffeured, and a maid.
The children occupied their
own suite on the third floor.
While they were growing up,
the girls gave many parties for
their friends. Although their
father did not seem to care,
their mother Minnie, en-
couraged social gatherings.
Minnie's home, however,
was no longer kosher. She
found that the husband's
wishes were what counted. If
the husband wanted a kosher
home, you had a kosher home.
Herman announced to his wife
that he considered keeping
kosher 'a ridiculous notion.'
"He said, 'We know how to
sterilize our dishes .. .," he ex-
plained it so thoroughly ...
that I felt almost ignorant
(laughing) about wanting to be
Kosher."
Yet Minnie recalls with
pleasure the evenings of relax-
ation in her tapestry covered
living room. "When I enter-
tained, we didn't play cards,
everything was musical.
Friends used to come in and
pull pillows down on the floor
and sit with their backs
against the couches and so-
meone would play the violin.
Judge ... Oh, I resent old age
... to forget certain things
that were so dear to you. Well,
Judge .. Sloan, he was an
escapee from the pogrom in
Russia. He used to sit down on
the floor and tell us stories of
how they escaped and how
nuns took in his sisters and
dressed them as nuns and
cheated them out of the grasp
of the soldiers and got them
out of the country. There was
Esther, who was a very
beautiful opera singer, and
whose husband, Arthur, used
to be my childhood sweetheart.
We'd all gather together and
that's the way our evenings
were spent. I would sing for
them." Herman never attend-
ed her musical evenings. He
had his own social life, which
included both men and women.
Minnie never knew them. But
he did allow her to entertain,
at home, as long as his
presence was not required.
Although her life essentially
remained the same, Minnie
and Herman moved their fami-
ly to a smaller house after the
1929 stock market crash.
Herman died after they had
been married for 37 years.
Daughter, Joy (the artist),
moved into the house with her
two children. Pearl was four
years old and Ivan was only
two. They loved living with
Grandmother. About that
time, Minnie opened an un-
pretentious millinery shop
downstairs.
Without any money and with
furnishings gleaned from fami-
ly members, Minnie went into
business for herself. She
travelled to New York City to
buy stock for her beautiful new
little shop. Unable to get credit
from anyone, Minnie ap-
proached the head of the
millinery industry, a Mr. Fa-
bian. When she introduced
herself, he asked, "What do yu
want of me?" Minnie
answered, "I want to go into
the millinery business. I don't
have any money but I'll give
you my word of honor that my
bills will be paid every month.
All I need is a start. Someone
to give me entry to the
millinery manufacturers." His
response was, "You know, I'm
not interested in how much
you've got, but the guts you
have to come to me ..." After
some conversation he stated,
"The sky's the limit." With
Mr. Fabian's letter of in-
troduction, she bought trimm-
ings, feathers, flowers and
veilings as well plain hats. She
had to trim, shape, and sew to
make them into fashionable
bonnets. If a woman admired a
beautiful style in Bonwit's,
Minnie would go there, ex-
amine the hat thoroughly, and
make one like it. She loved her
establishment, even though it
was strenuous work. At times
her busy little shop earned
more than $300 a day. Never-
theless, there were many
frustrations. Some time later,
she decided to close the
business and go to work in an
exclusive shop. It was there
that her true love first saw her
... through the window .
selling hats.
Her first experience convinc-
ed Minnie that, for her, mar-
riage was a thing of the past.
She never counted on meeting
Phil Publicker. But mat-
chmakers' were at work at a
family wedding. They arrang-
ed for the widow and widower
to sit at the same table. Minnie
described her feelings. "He
wore a tie that had a whole
week's breakfast marks on it,
crooked to one side, his hair
any old way, and he started to
talk to me and I thought, what
a dirty old farmer that is. But
he was so sweet to talk to, I
said to myself, oh, what I
couldn't do with a man like
that, I mean, renovate him as
far as tidiness was concerned.
He was very very sweet... I
said, 'You shouldn't be single.
A man needs someone to take
care of him.' I should know I'm
talking myself into marriage!
A woman could do without a
man at any time. She could
take care of herself ... she
could do anything!" Phil pur-
sued Minnie for about two
months before he proposed.
The first time he kissed her
she heard bells. If it happened
again she would marry him.
She was to hear those bells for
almost 15 years. They got mar-
ried and honeymooned in
Atlantic City. The next morn-
ing they left for their "little
love cottage in Florida."
Settled in her new home,
Minnie tackled her next job.
"When he went to bed, I left
him a pair of slacks, a shirt and
some underclothes. I took all
of his clothes, everything from
shoes to shirts to socks, made
one bundle and called in the
keeper of the little village. I
said, 'All this is yours if you
take it away, but quick!' Phil
gets up in the morning, 'where
are my clothes?' I said, 'Darl-
ing, we are going shopping. I
am going to get you a wedding
trousseau.' He followed me
like a dear little lamb. Once we
started, he couldn't stop. He
got a summer tux, a winter
tux, slacks of every descrip-
tion, suits, coats, shirts, ties,
and shoes to go with
everything. Like a little boy
who got a taste for candy. Oh,
God, did he look handsome. He
was just as handsome as he
was sweet, mentally, physical-
ly and every other way." At
that time Minnie was 59, Phil
was 69.
"Our love life," according to
Minnie, "was the most
beautiful story anybody has
ever read. We always had
room for anybody who wanted
a vacation. It did not matter if
we were at the cottage or on
Normandy Isle. I was also
blessed with Phil's children
and grandchildren. They
became so dear to me. Oh, I'D
never forget those days, my
love life ... I would like to live
to be 100 just to remember
those days over and over
again. It was just one of those
clean love stories that very few
people would eniov. The other
part of our love life will not be
repeated! He was the most af-
fectionate piece of humanity
I've ever known. Even Tolstoy
or Balzak didn't write stories
like that." Minnie and Phil liv-
ed a beautiful and full life. Her
many stories of family,
friends, children and grand-
children, do indeed, read like a
story book. A devoted and lov-
ing wife, Minnie made his life
as comfortable and beautiful as
she possibly could until the end
of his days.
In her last years, Minnie had
one wish. She said, "No child
owes anything to a mother.
The mother owes it to the
children because they didn't
ask to be brought into the
world. We should not be a
burden to them. I pray to God
that I am not a burden to my
children. I should live as long
as I can take care of myself
and if God is good to me, I
should go to sleep and forget
to wake up. My mother used to
say, 'You have to have mazel
to die, too,' Not to suffer, not
to be a burden. To watch my
children, happy, satisfied in
marriages, grandchildren, so
wonderful, and even
greatgrandchildren. Charlotte
and Edgar had a great deal to
do with my longevity ... the
care and protection they have
given me all these years are in-
describable. Yes, it's very in-
teresting to watch the years go
by, the changes,
characteristically,
psychologically, it's very in-
teresting, every moment of
it."
During her last few months,
this remarkable woman called
every family member to her
home and prepared each for
her departure. Every one of
them came to bid her farewell.
One day, in her 87th year, she
very meticulously bathed and
dressed. Minnie Publicker died
at home, in 1980, the way she
desired, with dignity and self-
respect.
It is said that she sent a sign
to the family that she arrived
safely!!
.
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, February 13, 1987
Palm-Aire Golf Tourney Feb. 16

Teeing off for the 4th An-
nual Federation/United Jewish
Appeal World of Palm-Aire
Golf Classic Dinner, Monday,
Feb. 16, will be more than 200
men at the Pines and Palms
Golf Courses in Pompano
Beach, according to Golf chair
Alex Kutz and co-chair Sy
Roberts.
The fun-filled day, beginning
with a 9 a.m. shotgun, is
limited to the first 288 men
and the chairs stated, that
the enthusiasm and response
has been great, and there is no
doubt that we are on the way
to the biggest and best tourney
of all times."
A resident special of $46 per
man includes the green fees,
cart, sodas, open bar and the
hors d'oeuvres dinner. The
dinner, which will be attended
by those men who have made a
minimum pledge of $100 to the
Federation/UJA drive will
begin with cocktails at 5 p.m.
The chairs announced that in
the event of rain, the golf tour-
nament only will be reschedul-
ed for Feb. 23.
It's Tee-Off Time for Inverrary
UJA Golf Classic Feb. 25
Dorothy and Ralph Norman
Upcoming Margate
UJA Events
Margate Conglomerates
The following condominiums
Paradise Gardens I and II,
Lakewood on the Green, Royal
Park Gardens, Continental
Village and Margate Village
Condos will hold a combined
UJA breakfast on Thursday,
Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at Temple
Beth Am, Margate. Chairman
is Morris Kirschbaum. Guest
Palm Lakes
Ralph and Dorothy Norman
(pictured) will be honored for
their dedication and devotion
to Jewish causes at Palm
Lakes annual UJA breakfast,
Sunday, Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m. at
the Palm Lakes Clubhouse.
The Sixth Annual Inver-
rary/UJA Golf Classic is just
around the corner and word
has it that few spaces remain
for the annual event, which is
in support of the 1987 Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Ap-
peal campaign.
"The event is open to the
first 288 male golfers of Inver-
rary who make a minimum
commitment of $100 to the *87
Federation/UJA campaign,"
stated Ely Kushel, chairman of
Inverrary's UJA campaign.
"At recent count, we only
have a few spaces remaining,'
stated Tournament chair Ed-
win Kabat. "I'm urging those
who would like to participate,
Guest speaker will be the elo-
quent Daniel Cantor, Federa- to do so as soon asrpossible."
uon vice president. As an add-
speaker is Joel Telles, Federa- attraction an original script Lots of surprises are in store
tioiTadministrative director. by Shirley Breitberg, "Strictly for this year's tournament.
Business," will be performed Don Nottingham, former
by the Palm Lakes UJA Belles
and Beaus. Serving as Palm
Lakes chair is Philip
Breitberg.
Paradise Gardens Section III
Irving Tannenbaum, chair-
man, announced that Paradise
Gardens Section III will hold a
UJA cocktail party on Sunday,
Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. at the
Margate home of Israel and
Berte Resnikoff. Guest
speaker is Federation vice
president Samuel K. Miller.
Grace and Lois Goldberg are
the honorees.
o
Working
for 'One People'
Palm Springs II
Dr. Abraham J. Gittelson,
Federation education director,
will be the guest speaker at the
annual UJA breakfast for
Palm Springs II on Sunday,
Feb. 22 at the Clubhouse.
Chairman Morris Edelman an-
nounced that Hannah linger
will be the honoree.
Oakbrook Village
UJA Rally Feb. 22
Gladys Daren
OCCUPATION Retired
teacher and credit manager
from Connecticut.
INTERESTS Needle-
point, raise funds for ALS,
reading.
Why I volunteer in the 1987
Jewish Federation/United
Jewish Appeal campaign?
"I believe in the dignity of
human beings."
The Tamarac community of
Oakbrook Village will hold an
evening on behalf of the 1987
Jewish Federation/United
Jewish Appeal campaign on
Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Clubhouse.
"I hope that all my Oakbrook
Village neighbors come out for
our annual UJA Rally for
Israel," stated Arthur M.
Salzman, chairman.
Salzman stated that Stellie
Waxer will be honored for her
hard work and dedication to
Jewish causes.
Special guest speaker will be
Harvey Grossman, Middle
East expert.
"Everyone is cordially in-
vited to attend," Salzman
added.
Serving on the Oakbrook
Village/UJA Campaign Com-
mittee are:
Ruby Bernstein, Fred
Biales, Jack Cooper, Nathan
Deutsch, Hy Frank, Murray
Greenfield, Abby Green-
fogel,Morton Horowitz, Mur-
ray Karp, Danny Katz, Max
Kaufman, Norm Leviss,
And Lou Levine, Dan Lydn,
Ted Manburg, Jack Marden,
a luncheon will be held. The all
inclusive fee of $35 will include
green fees, golf and soda carts,
breakfast and luncheon.
Miami Dolphin, is scheduled to
appear along with some of his
Miami Dolphin teammates.
Eastern Airlines has
generously donated four free
round-trip tickets to anywhere
in the continental U.S. and
some spots in the Caribbean,
which will be raffled off.
The tournament will kick off
with breakfast at the Inver-
rary Country Club at 7:30 a.m.
The shotgun golf start will tee
off at 8:30 a.m. Immediately
following the golf tournament,
For your last minute reser-
vations, please contact Stuart
Dalkoff at the Federation,
748-8400.
Lauderdale Oaks UJA Rally Feb 18
Lauderdale Oaks will hold its
annual Rally in support of the
1987 Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
campaign on Wednesday, Feb.
18 at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse.
Chairmen of the event, Pearl
and Jules Karpas, announced
that fellow neighbors Anne
and Teddy Cohen will be
honored for their dedication
and devotion to Jewish causes.
Special guest speaker will be
Federation vice president and
community leader Daniel
Cantor.
Co-chairmen are Anne and
Joseph Robins.
Pearl and Jules Karpas
For information contact
Sandra Brettler at the Federa-
tion, 748-8400.
Federation/UJA
Campaign Major
Progress Report
Editor's Note: South Florida is unique because the
residents come from all areas of the country. Of particular
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's
$'s progress to date.
Arthur M. Salzman
Jerry Resnick, Ed Sand, Irv-
ing Sandberg, Sam Schwartz,
Jack Slaven, Gert Unger,
Stellie Waxer, Samuel White.
Collation is sponsored by
Ambassador Savings and Loan
Association, Lauderhill.
For information contact
Stuart Dalkoff at the Federa-
tion, 748-8400.
Major Federation
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
1987
Current
Raised
Value
$3,003,000
14,214,000
5,106,000
15,655,000
2,052,000
19,000,000
2,316,000
7,858,000
6,749,000
3,790,000
3,228,000
17,188,000
4,800,000
6,073,000
4,587,000
3,307,000
2,342,000
14,182,000
7,939,000
9,205,000
6,316,000
9,305,000
55,146,000
914,000
3,941,000
0
2,569,000
4,135,000
4,054,000
2,421,000
2,446,000
1,876,000
3,558,000
3,372,000
2,450,000
4,881,000
2,319,000
1,413,000
9,509,000
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Friday, February 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
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CAMPAIGN '87 Federation/United Jewish Appeal
Plantation Phones-A-Ringin'
Determined to meet their
Federation/1987 United
Jewish Appeal campaign goal
of $500,000, a team of Planta-
tion division workers recently
manned the phones at cam-
paign headquarters. The divi-
sion which to date is half way
home with more than
$270,000, are working
diligently to bring out the peo-
ple at two upcoming functions
during "Super Week" in-
cluding 'Super Saturday Nite',
March 21, at the JCC and
'Super Sunday', March 22, at
the Tamarac Jewish Center.
Sidney Bernstein
Ramblewood East
UJA Breakfast
Feb. 22
The Coral Springs communi-
ty of Ramblewood East will
hold its UJA breakfast on
behalf of the 1987 Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Ap-
peal campaign on Sunday mor-
ning, Feb. 22 in the Clubhouse.
Chairman Sidney Bernstein
announced that Harvey
Grossman, expert on Middle
East affairs, will be the guest
speaker.
For information contact
Sandra Brettler at the Federa-
tion, 748-8400.
Margate residents were on hand when Oriole Golf and Tennis
Phase I held their Federation/UJA Breakfast, Sunday, Jan. 25
and paid tribute to Bea and Jack Weinstein. From left, Richard
Danberg, chairman; Bernard Zeigler, presenter; the Weinsteins
and guest speaker Daniel Cantor, Federation vice president.
avjuiisai]
It was standing room only as phone captains Joel
Reinstein, left, Federation past president, and
division chairman Alan Levy hit the horns.
World News
BRUSSELS Foreign
Minister Marian
Orzechowski of Poland said
that his country cannot re-
establish diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel under ex-
isting conditions, though it
was moving in that direc-
tion. Israel and Poland
recently established mutual
interest sections in Warsaw
amd Tel Aviv, respectively.
SYDNEY Pope John II
was addressing leaders of
Australia's Jewish com-
munity. But his words were
a message to the Christian
world: "No valid theological
justification can ever be
found for acts of discrimina-
tion or persecution against
Jews. In fact, such acts
must be held to be sinful."
Pictured at the recent International Village cocktail party for
Federation/UJA are, from left, Maurice Axelrod, chairman,
Israel Amitai, guest speaker, and Herman Rosenfield, advisor.
The dedicated group pledged record dollars after hearing a stirr-
ing address by Amitai.
<&
Team Plantation included, from left, Jim
Phillips, Howard Horowitz, and Rabbi Elliot
Skiddei

1987
CAMPAIGN PLEDGES
TO DATE
As of Feb. 2, 1987
----$6,500,000
$5,000,000
$4,800,000
$4,000,000
Plantation resident Sheldon
Polish, left, '87 general chair,
works sxde-by-sxde with divi-
sion leader Bernie Canarick.
$2,000,000
WHAT'S HAPPENINGQ
$1.050,000
FEBRUARY
Feb. 15-18 NJCRAC Plenum. Bonaventure
Spa and Hotel.
Feb. 15 Oriole Gardens Phase I, 10 a.m.
Breakfast. Clubhouse.
Feb. 15 Paradise Gardens Section III UJA
Cocktail Party. 3 p.m. Home of the
Resnikoffs.
Feb. 16 Palm-Aire UJA Golf Classic.
Feb. 16 Women's Division. 9:30 a.m. Ex-
ecutive Committee. 10:30 a.m. Board
meeting. At Federation.
Feb. 17 Federation Board meeting. 7 p.m.
At Federation.
Feb. 17 Somerset UJA Rally. 7 p.m.
Clubhouse.
Feb. 18 Lauderdale Oaks UJA Rally. 7
p.m. Clubhouse.
Feb. 18 Sunrise Lakes III UJA Rally. 7
p.m. Main Auditorium.
Feb. 19 CAJE. 10 a.m.-noon. Adult Educa-
tion Committee meeting. At Federation.
Feb. 19 Margate Conglomerates. 10 a.m.
Breakfast. Temple Beth Am, Margate.
INFORMATION
For information regarding campaign
events, please contact the Federation at
748-8400.
o
Jewish
Federation
of dreaUT I nrt I aiidirduk
I nited Jewish Appeal Campaign
Shefflon S l*olih
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, February 13, 1987
At The Women's Division Ruby Ten Brunch
fiiM rhn.irma.il Among the bruncheon guests, from left, Florence Symons, Claire Soon to be ordained asa rabbi
Leading the way were, fromUsft, Alvera A. GoUL, chairman, arbara Wiener and Jean Steinbera ffuest speaker Shorn Labowitz
president Esther Lemer and hostess, Evelyn Gross. U8firy> Barbara Wiener, ana Jean i>teinoerg. n delightful highlight at the
Oshry, Barbara Wiener, and Jean Steinberg.
Brunch.
From left, Marine Tishberg, Celia Goldfarb and Ruby Ten attendees, from left, Fran Levey, Celia Brunch trio, from left, Jo Ann Levy, Deborah Hahn
Mickey Cohen. Farber and Jean Kletzky. and Stella Keiner.
ly wear the Ruby Lion.
Together these women have
made a total commitment of
$416,000 to the 1987 Federa-
tion/UJA campaign, represen-
ting a 40 percent increase
card-for-card over 1986.
Hostess Evelyn Gross with Betty Molasky, left, and
Fran Sarshik.
Among the distinguished Ruby Ten leaders, from left,
Anita Perlman, Carole Goodman and Ethel
Waldman.
On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the
Women's Division held its an-
nual Ruby Ten Brunch at the
home of Women's Division
President Esther Lerner. The
event, hosted by Ruby Ten
Chairman Evelyn Gross,
herself a past President of the
Women's Division, was held to
honor those women who have
made an individual gift of
$10,000 or more to the 1987
Women's Division Campaign
of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauder-
dale/United Jewish Appeal.
The Ruby Ten is the
Women's Division's highest
level of giving. When a woman
makes an independent annual
gift to the Federation/UJA
campaign of $10,000 or more a
ruby is placed in the eye of her
Lion of Judah pin as a national-
ly recognized symbol of her
personal commitment to the
continuity of Jewish life.
Twenty-one of the 28 Ruby
Lions attended the elegant af-
fair: Mickey Cohen, Celia
Farber, Alvera Gold, Celia
Goldfarb, Carole Goodman,
Evelyn Gross, Deborah Hahn,
Stella Keiner, Jean Kletzky,
Esther Lerner, Fran Levey, Jo
Ann Levy, Betty Molasky,
Claire Oshry, Anita Perlman,
Fran Sarshik, Jean Steinberg,
Florence Symons, Maxine
Tishberg, Ethel Waldman, and
Barbara Wiener. Seven Ruby
Lions were unable to attend:
Florence Gerson, Harriet Him-
mel, Esther Libowsky, Terri
Novick, Stella Pepper, Bren
Simon and Ethel Sommer.
Those in attendance had the
opportunity to hear guest
speaker Shoni Labowitz.
Labowitz, who will soon be or-
dained as a Rabbi, is an artist
and teacher who currently
works as a human services
consultant. In a provocative
discussion the women joined
Shoni in an exploration of the
power of Woman's Voice.
This year nine women have
increased their personal com-
mitment to $10,000 to become
Ruby Lions. In a moving
ceremony the new Ruby Lions
were presented with the new
ruby eye in their pins. Claire
Oshry made the presentation
to Jean Steinberg, Mickey
Cohen to Celia Goldfarb,
Carole Goodman to Celia
Farber, Anita Perlman to
Florence Symons, Jo Ann
Levy to Fran Levey, and
Alvera Gold to Esther Lerner.
The three new Ruby Lions who
were unable to attend, Esther
Libowsky, Stella Pepper and
Ethel Sommer, are being
presented with their new pins
individually.
This year a total of 28
women in the greater Ft.
Lauderdale community proud-
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PALM AIRE MARCH 2
Frances Joseph and Zelda
Shalo, Co-Chairs of the 1987
Palm Aire Women's Play-A-
Day for UJA, have announced
that the Palm Aire Women's
Division will host its second
annual Golf Tournament and
Luncheon on Tuesday, March
2, at Palm Aire Country Club
in Pompano Beach.
Participation in the tourna-
ment is open to women only,
and requires a minimum com-
mitment of $100 to the 1987
Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale/United
Jewish Appeal Campaign, plus
a reservation fee of $25.
Serving with Joseph and
Shalo on the Palm Aire
Women's Play-A-Day for UJA
Committee are: Carole Paris
and Anne McCarthy, Golf
Chairpersons; Adele Feldman
and Blanche Krinsky, Lun-
cheon Chairpersons; and com-
mittee members Sally Bloom,
Roberta Cohen, Shirley
Goldberg, Adele Greenbaum,
Bette Greenberg, Blanche
Konigsberg, Shirley Silver,
Lucille Silverman, Fran Stone
and Anne Wallitzer.
Participation in the tourna-
ment is by paid reservation on-
ly. For more information con-
tact the Women's Division at
748-8400.
1NVERRAKY MARCH 5
On Thursday, March 5, the
second annual Women's Play-
A-Day for UJA Golf Tourna-
ment and Luncheon will be
held at Inverrary Country
Club in Lauderhill. Participa-
tion in the tournament is open
to the women of Inverrary as
to golfers from Bonaventure,
the Woodlands, and the other
areas of the community.
Sheryl Bloomgarden is the
Inverrary Golf Tournament
Chairperson. Assisting her are
Bonaventure Co-Chair Maxine
Tishberg and Woodlands Co-
Chairpersons Peggy Rose and
Mildred Rose. Serving on the
golf committee are: Muriel
Berk-Hartman, Kitty Egert,
Edith Greenstein, Deborah
Hahn, Denise Jerrold, Sylvia
Karo, Florence Karp, Idella
Kottler, Miriam Krotman,
Marian Lebowitz, Gladys
Maeroff, Rose Mehlman, Ethel
Mirrow, Ruth Spier and Ruth
Westrich.
Participants in the tourna-
ment are asked to make a
minimum commitment of $100
to the 1987 Women's Division
of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauder-
dale/United Jewish Appeal
Campaign, plus a $25 reserva-
tion fee. Play is limited to the
first 144 paid reservations.
Inverrary's tennis players
are invited to participate in the
Women's Tennis Tournament
on April 2 at Woodmont Coun-
try Club, which will be open to
tennis players from all areas of
the community.
For further information con-
tact the Women's Division at
748-8400.
Super Week March 16-22
Continued from Page 1
Adults Don't Know About
Tzedakah," 6 p.m., Marriott
Cypress Creek Hotel, 6650
N. Andrews Ave., Fort
Lauderdale. For ages mid-
twenties to mid-thirties.
... March 19, Coral Spr-
ings Connection of the
Jewish Federation presents
Tamarac "Super Sunday,"
and Howard Horowitz,
Plantation, "Super Satur-
day Night."
Polish stated that "Our
most important resource is
the vitality of our own
Jewish community that will
determine the success of
these fun-filled events with
Danny Siegel, prominent "^i^^""
author on ^What Do Paul a speaal purpose^e must
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p.m.,
2151 Riverside Drive, Coral
Springs.
... March 21, "Supper
Saturday Night," Federa-
tion/UJA Dinner-Dance. At-
tendance to those making
$250 minimum gift, 8 p.m,
Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center,
Perlman Campus, Gym-
nasium, 6501 W. Sunrise
Blvd., Plantation.
... March 22, "Super
Sunday," all-day Federa-
tion/UJA Phon-A-Thon, 9
a.m. to 7 p.m., Tamarac
Jewish Center, 9101 NW
57th St., Tamarac.
Working diligently on the
massive undertaking are
campaign cabinet members
division chairmen and key
leadership. Event chairs
finalizing the respective
programs are Gladys Daren,
help make our Jewish world
a better place to live in."
For further information
on "Super Week" call cam-
paign associate Sandy Bret-
tier at 748-8400.
PASSOVER
Friday, February 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 13
Hertzberg on Ben Gurion
Women's Golf Tournaments
Play-A-Day for UJA
Dr. Arthur Hertzberg
"The Contemporary Issues
of Jewish Life" lecture series
sponsored by the North
Broward Midrasha of the Cen-
tral Agency for Jewish Educa-
tion of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Ft. Lauderdale will
join with Jews and non-Jews
around the world to honor the
100th birthday of the first
Premier and Founding Father
of the State of Israel, David
Ben-Gurion. Dr. Arthur Hert-
zberg, noted scholar, author
and lecturer, will present the
"David Ben-Gurion Centen-
nial" lecture titled "His Vision
of a Nation: Fulfilled or
Forgotten" on Sunday, Feb.
22 at Temple Beth Israel in
Sunrise. Dr. Hertzberg is
visiting professor of history of
Columbia University and Rab-
bi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-
el of Englewood, N.J. He is
also a senior research
associate at Columbia Univer-
sity. Professor Hertzberg has
written numerous books and
articles on Jewish life in-
cluding the "The Zionist
Idea," "The French
Enlightenment and the Jews,"
"The Almost Brahmins" and
the "American Jewish Ex-
perience." Well known for his
activities in American Jewish
Congress and the World
Jewish Congress, a member of
the Board of Governors of the
Jewish Agency from 1969-78,
Rabbi Hertzberg brings to this
David Ben-Gunon Centennial
Lecture an outstanding
background in the history of
Israel and the Zionist move-
ment. Dr. Hertzberg received
his PhD in history from Colum-
bia University in 1966.
Israel is both a mirror and a
Over 100 Federation
Leaders Scheduled to
Attend CJF Board
Leadership Institute
Over 100 leading North
American Jewish community
leaders will gather in
Jerusalem Feb. 18-25, for the
Council of Jewish Federations
Board Leadership Institute be-
ing held in Israel for the first
time.
"We at CJF are looking for
ward to strengthening the
bond between Federatior
leadership and Israelis in dif-
ferent sectors of society," said
CJF President Shoshana S.
Cardin. "The purpose of this
Institute is both to learn about
Israel and its people in greater
depth and to share with Israel
leaders the concepts of
volunteer-led community
organizations as practiced in
North America."
The agenda for the Institute
includes dialogue with Israeli
leaders in government, media
and academia; small-group
visits to government
ministries; meetings at social
agencies with their profes-
sional and volunteer leader-
ship; cultural events with
Israeli artists; discussions on
Israeli-Diaspora relations;
meetings with leadership of
other North American and in-
ternational Jewish organiza-
tions; a CJF Board meeting to
be attended by Israeli
observer/participants, and a
special reception for young
North American volunteers
working in OTZMA, a
Federation-sponsored
volunteer program in Israel.
The Board Institute is
chaired by Bennett Aaron,
President of the Philadelphia
Federation and member of the
CJF Board of Directors.
CJF reopened its Israel Of-
fice two years ago to facilitate
the connections between local
Federations and Israel. Today,
the Federation movement is
seen as an important aspect of
the Diaspora-Israel relation-
ship, and the Institute will
enhance the understanding
between the two communities.
The CJF Israel Office is
directed by Dr. Stephen Don-
shik, and the lay leadership
Advisory Committee is chaired
by Mrs. Natalie Gordon, who
has taken an active role in
planning the Board Leader-
ship Institute.
monument to the
achievements and failures of
David Ben-Gurion. No history
on Israel is complete without
focusing on the dominent role
he played. As Prime Minister
of Israel he bullied the Knesset
as a dictator, yet knew how to
observe the rules of
democracy. He was an
agnostic who knew and could
quote the Bible and who was
proud to be a Jew. He witness-
ed the triumph of Zionism and
believed that Zionism was no
longer necessary. On his tomb-
stone at S'de Boker i3 written
only "Alah Artza 1906" "He
went up the Land." Nothing
else mattered.
The lecture will begin pro-
mptly at 8 p.m. Sponsors are
invited to meet with Rabbi
Hertzberg at 7 p.m. and enjoy
refreshments. Individual
tickets to this lecture will be
available at the door at $6 for
members of participating in-
stitutions and $8 for non-
members. Participating in-
stitutions are: The Central
Agency for Jewish Education
which is funded by the Jewish
Federation of Greater Ft.
Lauderdale, Temples: Beth
Am, Beth Israel, Beth Israel of
Deerfield Beach, Beth Orr,
Beth Torah, Emanu-el,
Sha'aray Tzedek, Sholom,
Ramat Shalom, Hebrew Con-
gregation of Lauderdale,
Liberal Jewish Temple of
Coconut Creek, Southeastern
Region of United of America,
Jewish Community Center,
Omega Condominium, Circle
of Yiddish Clubs, Workmen's
Circle and Brandeis University
Women. Paul Frieser is the
Education Chairman of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, Dr.
Abraham J. Gittelson the
Director of Education, Helen
Weisberg the Administrator of
the North Broward Midrasha.
A special exhibit "100th An-
niversary of the Birth of David
Ben-Gurion" on loan from Na-
tional Hadassah will be
available for viewing at Tem-
E>le Beth Israel. Following the
ecture the exhibit will be at
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale for
the next week. For further in-
formation, 'call Helen
Weisberg at 748-8400.
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Jewish Organizations Must Adjust to Accommodate Needed Volunteers


By STEVEN A. COHEN
(JTA News Service)
The vast majority of Jewish
adults no longer volunteer
their time and services, either
for Jewish organizations or the
non-Jewish community, accor-
ding to Gary A. Tobin, director
of the Center for Modern
Jewish Studies at Brandeis
University here.
This means that the nation-
wide network of Jewish
organizations that depend on
volunteers for fund-raising
and service delivery "need to
find ways to attract
volunteers," said Tobin.
"Otherwise, some may not
survive at all, and others won't
be able to carry out their
responsibilities."
Tobin's conclusions are bas-
ed on demographic studies
undertaken by the center in
cooperation with local Jewish
federations.
Random sample telephone
interviews were in seven cities
between 1982 and 1986 to
develop data on a variety of
demographic issues, including
voluntarism.
Respondents in the seven
cities were asked how much
time they spend volunteering
for Jewish organizations.
Those answering "none"
were: Atlantic City, 79 per-
cent; Baltimore, 78 percent;
New Orleans, 74 percent;
Rochester, 63 percent; St.
Louis, 79 percent;
Washington, 85 percent, and
Worcester, Mass., 64 percent.
For the most part, the
respondents did less volunteer-
ing for non-Jewish organiza-
tions. Those who said they did
none were: 87 percent in
Atlantic City, Baltimore, 82
percent; New Orleans, 82 per-
cent; Rochester, 64 percent;
St. Louis, 87 percent;
Washington, 73 percent, and
Jewish Federation of
Greater Ft. Lauderdale
Your Contribution supports all of these
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UNITED JEWISH APPEAL (UJA)
Joint Distribution Committee
United Israel Appeal
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LOCAL & REGIONAL_____________
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Worcester, 73 percent.
Why so few volunteers?
"The most common response,
when asked why they didn't
volunteer, was that they were
too busy," Tobin said. "The se-
cond most common response
was that nobody had asked
them to volunteer."
"There always have been
people who volunteer and lose
interest, and there are those
who never have volunteered
and never will," Tobin con-
tinued. "But one interesting
change we are looking at is
that Jewish women are less
likely to volunteer today than
in the past.
"Many women used to track
into volunteer work fairly ear-
ly in life, after marriage and
having children. But now they
are getting married later and
having then- children later.
"In addition, many more are
working outside the home for
pay, and Jewish organizations
haven't adjusted to accom-
modate them.
"Do they have volunteer
meetings that working people
can attend, or do they still
meet in the morning? Do they
create volunteer roles that
managers are comfortable
with, or do they still expect
everyone to cut lettuce?
"The answer is, they haven't
adjusted.
"As we move into the next
decade, fund-raising and ser-
vice delivery in the Jewish
community still will be based
on voluntarism. If these
organizations don't adjust and
find new ways to attract
volunteers, they won't
succeed."
Tobin advised the Jewish
organizational world to change
its approach before it's too
late. "It has been assumed
forever that if you need
volunteers, they will come," he
said. "But now, synagogues,
Jewish community centers,
federations and other groups
may well find themselves
without the volunteers upon
which they have depended.'
The findings on voluntarism
are to be published early this
year as part of a newly in-
itiated publication series, call-
ed "Research Notes," at the
Center for Modern Jewish
Studies.
Orthodox rabbinical sages
are intolerant of Reform and
Conservative Judaism, yet
they accept, albeit reluctantly,
violations of Jewish command-
ments by nominally Orthodox
Jews.
This contrast was spelled out
in a recent report in the Jour-
nal of Reform Judaism by Rab-
bi Solomon Freehof of Pitt-
sburgh, a past president of the
Central Conference of
American Rabbis (CCAR), the
association of American
Reform rabbis. He is generally
acknowledged to be the
leading Reform expert on
reaponsa literature, the body
of pronouncements on issues
of Jewish religious law
(halacha).
Freehof noted that "large
numbers of (nominally Or-
thodox) Jewish men and
women do not observe the
basic Jewish laws." Some, for
example, work on the Sabbath.
Regarding them, the rabbi
writes, the Orthodox rab-
binical attitude suddenly
becomes confusing and dif-
ficult, because these people,
violators of basic Jewish law,
remain members of Orthodox
synagogues."
Shall these "non-observant
Orthodox," as the late Rabbi
Joseph Lookstein described
them, be counted as members
of the minyan or be called to
read from the Torah? The
answer is not clearly defined in
the Orthodox responsa, accor-
ding to Freehof. Yet he said
the issue "is so widely discuss-
ed in America that there is
hardly an important volume of
American responsa that does
not raise the question."
Freehof said that "all
respondents" including the
late Rabbi Moses Feinstein,
who was "generally most
strict in his decisions con-
clude "that Sabbath violators
may be included" in the
minyan.
Then what about a Jew who
never done phylacteries? Can
he be counted in the minyan
for a yahrzeit, the anniversary
of a death? Rabbi Isaac
Olbaum of Toronto, a leading
Orthodox scholar, determined
yes. He quoted a ruling that
since the man comes to
synagogue, "he is not really an
unbeliever and should be
counted in the minyan."
Freehof saw Olbaum's deci-
sion as based upon the
nominally Orthodox Jew's
"reason for neglecting the
commandments." Ii the
neglect "is not for the purpose
of provocation, but simply the
result either of his ignorance
or of the fact that he had not
become accustomed to fulfill-
ing them," then his "violation
or neglect are forgivable and
he should not be excluded from
the minyan," explained
Freehof.
He saw a tolerance in these
responsa based on the idea
that the nominally Orthodox
Sabbath-violators do so "not
defiantly but out of their need
for a livelihood, or ignorance."
He found "a mood of patient, if
unhappy, understanding of the
influence of modern Western
life which must be lived in con-
stant contract with the non-
Jewish environment."
The rabbi noted that this dif-
fers in their view from "the
strict uncompromising*
dismissal of any contact with
organized religious modernity
such as Reform and
Conservatism..."
In fact, Freehof believes that
Orthodox scholars "hope to
create a complex isolation of
the orthodox community from
Conservative and Reform
Jewry."
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Friday, February 18,1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 16
BBYO Director Presents Issues; Feb. 25 Meet Features Author
The Young Business and
Professional Division of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale presented a
special program on the issue of
Soviet Jewry at its January
event. Jerry Kiewe, the direc-
tor of the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization of Fort Lauder-
dale conducted a mock interna-
tional peace conference, where
all the participants
represented different coun-
tries which were involved in
trying to secure peace in the
Middle East. One of the
underlying themes of this con-
ference was to discuss the
release of Soviet Jews as part
of this process.
The participants were en-
thusiastic about this experien-
tial progam, which also instill-
ed some knowledge about the
real problems of Soviet Jews
and the difficulties in securing
their freedom from the Soviet
Union.
Nancy Rosenfeld, the chair-
man of the Young Business
and Professional Division an-
nounced the upcoming pro-
gram for February.
Sol Robinson, professional
communicator, will examine
American coverage of Israeli
Affairs. Sol Robinson has been
a speech writer for Senators,
Congressman, Governors, etc.
He has authored several tex-
tbooks and lectures on world
and current events. Mr. Robin-
son, extremely active in
Jewish and Israeli activites,
was honored by Presidents
twice for bis volunteer service
to the country and was award-
ed the Congressional Medal of
Honor for volunteer service to
the nation.
The date for the next Event
will be Wednesday, Feb. 25, at
6 p.m. at the Embassy Suites
Hotel, Cypress Creek Road
and 1-95.
Reservations can be made by
calling Melissa Martin at the
Jewish Federation 748-8400.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Please send all Pledge
Payments to
P.O. Box 26810
Tamarac, FL 33320-6810
Chair Nancy Rosenfeld and guest speaker Jerry Kiewe.
Campaign Dollars Reach Out and Touch Their Lives...
At Federation's Agencies
Chanukah was a festive
season for the members of the
Kosher Nutrition Programs
with special programs every
day of the holiday.
A gala Chanukah party was
held for members of both
Nutrition Programs at the
Jewish Community Center.
Entertainment for the day
was provided by Ben
Kimelman, Yiddish songster
par excellence, with songs of
their childhood and Yiddish
stories told with a Southern
twist that was a show stopper.
Kimelman was accompanied
by versatile Jean Kozinn at the
piano. A wonderful time was
had by all.
Irving Libowsky, secretary of the Jewish Federation and chair-
man of the Nutrition Committee is shown welcoming his friends
of the Nutrition Program. Shown sitting at the head tabUs xs Rab-
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Community Calendar
Compiled by
Lori Ginsberg,
Federation 748-8400.
FRIDAY FEB. 13
Temple Beth Israel: 6 p.m.
"Salute to Israel." Family
Shabbat dinner.
Temple Emaira-El: 6 p.m.
Family Shabbat dinner.
SATURDAY FEB. 14
Jewish Community Center-
Coaples: Cruise to nowhere.
792-6700.
Sunrise Jewish Center-Men's
Club: 8 p.m. Show featuring
Howard Shaw, Jeannie
Reynolds and Harry Bee.
Donation $6, $4. At Temple,
4099 Pine Island Rd. 741-0295.
Lauderdmle Oaks: 8:30 p.m.
Show featuring Shirley Baron,
Ann Parker and the Lyric
Twins. Auditorium, 3060 NW
47 Terr. 733-9338 or 731-7874.
Tamarac Jewish Center: 8:30
p.m. The Shajar Group will
perform, 'I Love Israel."
Celebration of Tu B'Shvat.
Donation $6. At Temple, 9101
NW 57 St. 748-8038.
ORT-Tamarac Chapter:
Fund-raising luncheon and
show. "Follies." Royal Palm
Dinner Theater, Boca Raton.
SUNDAY FEB. 15
Temple Emanu-El: 10 a.m. Tu
B'Shvat experience. At
Temple.
Temple Beth Am: 8 p.m. An-
nual Gala Concert featuring
Cantor Irving Grossman, Can-
tor David Bagiey and Cantor
Daniel Gildar. Donation $10,
$8,$6. At Temple. 974-8650.
Parents of North American
Israelia-Broward Chapter: 1
p.m. Meeting. JCC, 6501 W.
Sunrise Blvd., Plantation.
989-7393.
MONDAY FEB. 16
NCJW-Gold Coast Section:
1-3 p.m. Board meeting.
Broward Bank.
B'nai B'rith Unit-Woodlands
Chapter: 7:30 p.m. Woodlands
Section.
Brandeis University NWC-
Iaverrary Woodlands
Chanter: 11:30 a.m Life
Members Luncheon. Candice
Russell of the Sun Sen tinal will
speak. Inverrary Country
Club. Donation $12. 486-07%.
Hadaasah-Aviva Oakland
Estates Chapter: Noon.
Meeting. Oakland Inc. Social
Hall, 4200 NW 41 St.
733-2487.
Friends for Life-North
Broward Chapter: 10 a.m.
Board meeting.
B'nai B'rith-Sunrise Lodge:
7:30 p.m. Meeting. Whiting
Hall, Sunrise.
WLI-Margate Chapter: Noon.
Meeting. Program dedicated
to Ben Gurion Centennial.
David Park, Margate.
Hadassah-Lauderdale Lakes
Tamar Chapter: 11:30 a.m.
Meeting. Young Judea pro-
gram. Mini-lunch. Laud. Lakes
Public Safety Bldg.
TUESDAY FEB. 17
Brandeis University NWC-
West Broward Chapter:
12:80 p.m. study group.
472-2658.
Hadassah-N. Lauderdale
Chai Chapter: Noon. IMA lun-
cheon honoring Renee Feld.
Mollie Lewis will speak.
Hadasaah-LChayim Planta-
tion Chapter: Noon. Mini-
lunch and meeting. Meeting.
Deicke Aud., 5701 Cypress Rd.
473-6138.
B'nai B'rith Women-
Lauderhill Chapter: Meeting.
Rabbi Albert Cohen will speak.
Castle Kec. Center, 4780 NW
22 Ct.
WLI-Coconut Creek Chapter:
9:30 a.m. Meeting. Bertha
Derby of Women's League for
Conservative Judaism, will
speak. Coconut Creek Rec.
Center, 900 NW 43 Ave.
Temple Emaan-El-
Sisterhood: Noon. Interfaith
luncheon. Sarah Filner will
entertain. At Temple.
WEDNESDAY FEB. 18
NCJW-North Broward Sec-
tion: 12:30 p.m. Meeting.
Kathryn Zwick will speak.
Laud. Lakes City Hall.
Hadaaaah-Gilah Inverrary
Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Education
Day program. Tamarac Jewish
Center, 9101 NW 57 St.,
Tamarac. 721-2137.
ORT-Coral Springs Chapter:
8 p.m. Military Bridge. Dona-
tion $4. Cypress Head
Clubhouse. 753-5681.
Temple Ohel B'nai Raphael:
Noon. Meeting. At Temple.
Sunrise Jewish Center-
Sisterhood: Noon. Meeting.
Sarah Filner will perform. At
Temple.
Shore Park J.C. of Sheep-
shead Bay: Third Annual Reu-
nion. Noon. Crystal Lake
Country Club. 752-7771 or
421-85%.
THURSDAY FEB. 19
Jewish Family Service: 7:30
6. m Board meeting.
ollywood Federation.
Hadassah-Ilana Hawaiian
Gardens Chapter: Noon.
Meeting and book review by
Jerry Layton. City Half.
485-3699.
Independent Order of Odd
Fellowa-Hatchee Lodge: 8
p.m. Meeting, Odd Fellow
Temple, 1451 N. Dude Hwy.
974-5946.
City of Hope-Plantation
Chapter: 11 a.m. Meeting.
Lingerie and sleepwear bouti-
que. Guest from Miami Herald.
Deicke Aud., 5701 Cypress
Rd., Plantation. 742-4715.
Newswire/lsrael
TEL AVIV A specially equipped U.S. Navy aircraft
carrying Israeli and Egyptian observers began a
systematic search over Egyptian territorial waters for
traces of the Israel submarine Dakar which disappeared 18
years ago.
BEERSHEVA Sen. Edward M. Kennedy cited Ben-
Gurion University of the Negev's "extraordinary record of
excellence, scholarship, truth and commitment to the cause
of Israel," upon accepting an honorary degree fiom the
university.
TEL AVIV Seymour D. Reich, international president
of B'nai B'rith, proposed that Israel form an international
task force to discuss the issue of religious pluralism in the
Jewish state.
JERUSAELM Two silver scrolls from the seventh
century BCE have recently been deciphered in Jerusalem
at the Israel Museum. The silver plaques bear the oldest
biblical inscriptions ever found and pre-date the renowned
Dead Sea Scrolls by 400 years.
UfeSt*
You already know Emerald Hills is
the home of the rich. But you prob-
ably never heard of anyone famous
living there.
However, they're living such
wonderful lives at Emerald Hills, it
doesn't matter to them if they're not
making news. As long as they're
making par. And returning serves.
And going to fancy country club
parties. And eating at fancy restau-
rants. And shopping at Neiman
Marcus or Lord & Taylor.
Considering how
difficult it is to buy a
home there, you
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The Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center
Perl man 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.
Canada, with her parents in
1967. There she studied
Liberal Arts at Ryerson
University and met her hus-
band Irving, a Toronto native.
After completing his medical
training and a two year stay in
Birmingham, Ala., they moved
to Fort Lauderdale.
Doing reception and ad-
ministrative work in the office
of her husband's busy practice,
Anne tries to free some of her
time for JCC.
'We try to come to most JCC
activities" says Anne. "We've
met many of our good friends
through the Center and all of
us enjoy meeting for holiday
celebrations, auctions and Las
Vegas Nights. Now, we're
looking forward to Israel In-
dependence Day!"
Come To The Matinee!
Sunday, Feb. 15, S p.m.
Hollie Berger.JCC's famed
music specialist and sought-
after entertainer who has ap-
peared at Fort Lauderdale s
Breakers Dinner Playhouse,
Sunrise Musical Theater and
many other stages in town,
will be joined by Vic Sarno,
radio, TV and theater per-
former who has recently
headlined the show on the M.S.
Sagafjord, team up to present
a beautiful concert in Soref
Hall. Come to the concert. En-
joy the refreshments and chat
with the stars after the show.
Call the Center for ticket
information!
ANNE BRATT ... JCC
VOLUNTEER OF THE
MONTH: OCTOBER
In keeping with its schedule
of reviewing records of its
prized volunteers after every
season, JCC staff named Anne
Bratt, along with Linda
Streitfeld its Volunteers of the
Month for October.
An active member of the
Center's Women's Committee,
Anne gave freely of her time,
talent and creativity to help
make the October 15 Women's
Day a most successful and en-
joyable program for the hun-
dred women who were pre-
sent. Anne helped coordinate
the fashion show (courtesy of
"Rodeo Drive") acting as
liaison with the shop's person-
nel and models to produce a
glamorous show of contem-
porary outfits for today's
woman. She also worked on
centerpieces, decorations and
ordered the variety of
foodstuffs for the JCC
Staff/Committee catered
luncheon.
Anne's family includes her
husband Irving, a physician
specializing in Family Practice
on the east side of town, and
their daughter Michelle, 7, and
Lauren, 4. Both girls are
"honors" graduates of JCC
Early Childhood School,
enrolling as soon as they were
old enough.
It was through her activity
with Early Childhood commit-
tees that involved Anne with
other aspects of life at the
JCC! During those E.C. years
she helped with Chanukah
Boutiques, school picnics,
outings and Israel In-
dependence Days. Michelle
and Lauren are enthusiastic
JCC summer campers and par-
ticipants in JCC Vacation
Days.
"JCC has been like my se-
cond home since we became
residents of Plantation seven
years ago," says Anne.
A native of Tangiers, Mor-
rocco, Anne came to Toronto,
Friday, February 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 17
New! Singles Get Together
Sunday Feb. 27
Laurie Blate, new Director
of Singles, ages 25-40ish, has
planned an active day for all
comers with Co-Ed Softball,
Volleyball and Basketball
games on just the right fields
or courts, indoors or outdoors,
on the Center's spacious 16
acre campus. Laurie also an-
nounces some "unusual
games" for visitors' enjoy-
ment. All to be followed with a
Hot Dog Barbecue and proper
trimmings. Come join the fun!
Come meet Laurie! She's
young, beautiful and anxious
to establish a wonderful group
of Singles at the JCC! (You'll
be reading more about her!)
Save March 7 Israel Cafe
At 8:30 p.m. join with other
Center members to celebrate a
pre-Israel Independence Day
attraction. Only 25 couples can
reserve at the Falafel King
restaurant on West Oakland!
Featured during the evening:
Mid-Eastern food and enter-
tainment in a candle-lit set-
ting. Peformers include
singers, a comedian and a belly
dancer. The menu offers
Israeli salads a full course
dinner with choice of three en-
trees dessert, beverage and
wine. You'll make the right
choice for an evening of fine
wining and dining. Call for the
details.
JCC Winter Softball
Standings
Week Ending Jan. 25
Division 'B"
Sponsor Team Record
No.
Circus Playhouse 3 9-0
and Food Emporium
Paine Webber 1 6-3
C & I Development 5 6-8
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Ted and Andy's
Powerline Shell 8 6-3
Network Health Care
4 4-5
Lomar Industries 9 4-5
Phil Nix Window
and Screen 2 3-6
Massachusettes
Mutual 7 1-8
Temple Bat Yam 10 0-9
Division "A"
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No.
Little Israel
Passover
at the Concord
Mon. April 13 Tues. April 21
The observance of
tradition, the magnificence
of the Sedorim, the
beauty of the Services,
the brilliance of the Holi-
day Programming.
Cantor Herman
Malomood assisted by
the Concord 45-voice
Symphonic Chorale, di-
rected by Matthew bazar
and Don Vbgel, to of
ficiote at the Services
and Sedorim
Outstanding leaders
from Government. Press,
the Arts and Literature
Great films. Music day
and night on weekdays
Special programs for tots,
tweeners ond teens.
Rabbi Simon Cohen
will oversee constant
Kashruth supervision and
Dietary Law observance.
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Enjoying the refreshments served were ELisa,
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meeting just before the big event. Top row, standing, from left,
Steve Baum, Norman Kltne, Karl Brot and Michael Sherman.
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Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
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TEMPLE BETH ORR
Eric Katz, son of Neil Katz
and Marie-Helen Katz, Coral
Springs, will celebrate his Bar
Mitzvah Saturday, Feb. 21, at
Temple Beth Orr, Coral
Springs.
Josh Schwartz, son of Judy
and David Schwartz, Coral
Springs, will be Bar Mitzvahed
Saturday, Feb. 21, at Temple
Beth Orr.
TEMPLE KOL AMI
On Friday evening, Feb. 13,
Jennifer Love, daughter of
Marlene and Neil Love, will be
called to the Torah in honor of
By RABBI
DAVID W. GORDON
Katz
her Bat Mitzvah.
Nathan Goldstein, son of
Miriam and Lionel Goldstein,
and Meredith Nacht,
daughter of Jane and Edward
Schwartz
Nacht, will be called to the
Torah on the occasion of their
B'nai Mitxvah on Saturday
morning, Feb. 14.
Jewish Quiz
1- What are the twin Biblical
languages?
2- How did subsequent
generations utilize these
languages in their study of the
Torah?
3- Give the Hebrew term for
the memorial museum in
Jerusalem.
4- Is the procedure for the prepared) A
lighting of candles for the Sab- in miniature,
bath the same during festivals?
and once in Targum (Aramaic).
3- Yad Vashem, for all the
victims of the Holocaust.
4-No, whereas on Fridays
the candles are lit first and
then the blessing is recited, on
holidays the blessing comes
first and then the kindling of
the lights.
5- G-d, Torah and Israel.
6-M'zuman (ready,
Congregation
7- Because of the Christian
themes in three of his novels (a
trilogy).
8- House of Jacob, Come and
let us Walk" (go up) Isaiah 2:5
Micah4:2
9- A massive air-lift to Israel
to rescue 10,000 Ethiopian
Jews (Falashas) by the Israeli
Government in 1984 and 1985
from a region beset with
famine and Civil War.
10- Attacks against Jews
usually by governmental in-
stigation and encouragement.
5- Enumerate the three
outstanding ideas about which
Judaism revolves.
6- What is the term used to
designate three people who eat
together and recite the Grace
after Meals?
7-Why was Sholem Asch,
popular and talented Yiddish
Writer so severely criticized
by the Yiddish World?
8-What does the acronym,
"BILU" mean, which signifies
the first organized group of
pioneers to go to Palestine?
9-Define "Operation
Moses."
10- What is the meaning of
pogrom?
Answers
1- Hebrew and Aramaic.
2- Each week it was perused
twice in the original (Hebrew)
Jewish Federation:
Who Are We?
The Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale is the
central organization of our Jewish community, historically
rooted in centuries of tradition and accepted to the pat-
terns and practicalities of our American society.
We are the unbrella agency through which all can act
together to help Jews everywhere.
We serve a broad range of Jewish needs cultural,
religious, educational, family welfare, leisure, care of the
aged, interfaith relations at home and abroad.
We plan for the future to keep pace the expanding needs
and demands of our growing community.
We conduct the Annual Federation/United Jewish Ap-
peal campaign to provide monies for services and programs
at home, nationally, overseas and in Israel.
Temple News
TEMPLE BETH AM
Temple Beth Am proudly
presents the Fifth Annual Gala
Concert featuring Temple
Beth Am's distinguished Can-
tor Irving Grossman assisted
by the Temple choir lead by
Barry Volkman. Our featured
guests this year will be the
world renowned Cantor David
Bagley from Canada and the
famous Cantor and concert
pianist Cantor Daniel Gildar.
An evening of great Cantonal,
Yiddish and Hebrew music will
take place Sunday evening,
Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Hirsch
Sanctuary and Lustig Social
Hall. Donations are $10, $8
and $6 or become a Benefac-
tor, Patron or Sponsor and
meet the stars following the
performance. For further in-
formation please call the Tem-
ple office at 974-8650.
During the weekend of Feb.
20-22, Temple Beth Am will be
pleased to present an exhibi-
tion of Judaic art from Ernes
Editions, Ltd., by the noted
Jewish artist Mordecai

Rosenstein.
The art pieces will be on
display during Sabbath ser-
vices and on Saturday evening,
Feb. 21 at 8 p.m., a wine and
cheese party will accompany a
presentation by Mr. Rosens-
tein explaining his special style
of Jewish calligraphic art. A
nominal fee of $2.60 per per-
son will be charged to help
defray the cost of the evening.
For reservations, please call
the temple office, 974-8650.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL
At the Friday evening ser-
vices on Feb. 20, Temple
Emanu-El of Fort Lauderdale
will be inaugurating the 50th
anniversary of the Temple.
The Bloch String Quarter will
perform Mariorie Herrick
violinist, Nat Fiedler,
Violinist; Beth Shubin, viola
and Eloise Schonbacker,
cellist. Their selections will in-
clude a movement from two
pieces by Bloch, a first perfor-
mance in Florida, a
Mendelssohn quarter and a
suite of dances from Canticum
Hebraicum by Louis Saladin.
February Jewish
Best-Seller List
WASHINGTON Based
on a sampling of Jewish
bookstores in cities across
the United States, The
B'nai B'rith International
The Last Jews of Eastern
Europe. Yale Strom and
Brian Blue. Philosophical
Library. $29.95.
My, Mother's Sabbath Days.
Jewish Monthly has selected Chaim Grade. Knopf.
in its February issue the
following as best-selling
books oi Jewish interest.
They are listed alphabetical-
ly, by title.
HARDCOVER
Anatoly and Avital
Scharansky: The Journey
Home. The Jerusalem Post.
Harcourt, Brace and
Jovanovich. $15.95.
Bitburg and Beyond. Dya
Levkov. Shapolsky. $29.95.
To the Land of the Cat Tails.
Aharon Appelfeld. Weiden.
$14.95.
$19.95.
PAPERBACKS
At the Mind's Limit. Jean
Amery. Schocken. $5.95.
Ben-Gurion. Michael Bar-
Zohar. Adama. $12.95.
Holy Days. Lis Harris. Mac-
millan. $8.95.
Selected Poetry. Yehuda
Amichai. Harper and Row.
$12.95.
A Vanished World. Roman
Vishniac. Farrar, Straus
and Giroux. $19.95.
Candlelighting
Feb. 13 5:54 p.m.
Feb. 20 5:59 p.m.
Feb. 27 6:03 p.m.
Mar. 6 6:07 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, O Lord our
G-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
Synagogue Directory
CONSERVATIVE
CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE OF COCONUT
CREEK, (975-466) Lyons
Plata, 1447 Lyona Road, Coconut Creek 33066. Servicee: Daily 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m.; Fri-
day 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m., 5 p.m. Rabbi Avaron Draiin. Cantor Sydney Golew.be.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660), 9101 NW 57th St, Tamarac. 33821.
Services: Sunday through Friday 8:80 a.m., 5 p.m. Late Friday aervice 8 p.m. Satur-
day 8:46 am. Rabbi Kart F. Stoae.
TEMPLE BETH AHM (481-6100), 9730 Stirling Road, Hollywood, 33024. Services
daily 8 a.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m., Sabbath morning 8:46 a.m. Rabbi Avrahaai Kapnek.
Caater Staart annas.
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8660). 7206 Royal Palm Blvd., Margate, 33063. Servieea:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Friday late aervice 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m
5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.. 6 p.m. Rabbi Paal Plotkis. Rabbi EaMritaa. Dr. Solomon
Geld. CaaUr Irving Groesaun.
TEMPLE BETH I8RAEL (742-4040), 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Sunrise, 33313.
Services: Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:46 a.m., 7:45 p.m. Rabbi Howard A. Addiaoa. Caator Maurice A. Nee.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL OF DEERFIELD BEACH (421-7060). 200 S. Century
Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m and at candlelighting time. Rabbi
Joseph Laagaer, Carter Sbabtal Ackerataa.
TEMPLE B'NAI MOSHE (942-6380), 1434 SE 3rd St.. Pompano Beach, 33060.
Services: Friday 8 p.m. Caator Jehadah Heilbraaa.
TEMPLE SHA'ARAY TZEDEK 741-0296). 4099 Pine Island Rd., Sunrise, 33321.
Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m.; Late Friday service 8 p.m.; Satur-
day 8:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Rabbi Raadall Koaigsbnrg. Caator Edward Altaer, Caator
Easeritaa Jack Marckaat.
TEMPLE SHOLOM (942-6410), 132*SE 11 Ave.. Pompano Beach. 33060. Servieea:
Monday through Friday 8:46 a.m., evenings: Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m.,
Friday evening at 8TSaturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Rabbi Saaiuel April. Caator
Ronald Graaer.
CONGREGATION BETH HILLEL OF MARGATE (974-3090). 7640 Margate
Blvd., Margate, 33063. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:15 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Late
Friday service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Rabbi Nathan Zoloadek. Can-
tor Joel Cobea.
HEBREW CONGREGATION OF LAUDERHILL (733-9560), 2048 NW 49th Ave.,
Lauderhill. 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m.. 5:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:46 a.m. Rabbi Israel Halpera.
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH (722-7607), 6436 W. Commercial Blvd.,
Tamarac. FL 33321. Services: Monday-Friday at 7 a.m.; Friday evening at 5 p.m.,
Saturday morning at 8:46 a.m., Sunday at 8 a.m. Charles B. Fyier, President.
ORTHODOX
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684), 4361 W. Oakland Park Blvd..
Lauderdale Lakes, 33813. Services: Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m., 5 p.m., Friday
8 a.m., 5 p.m., Saturday 8:46 a.m., 5 p.m.
SYNAGOGUE OF DWEBRARY CHABAD (748-1777), 4561 N. University Dr.,
Lauderhill. Servieea: Sunday through Friday 6:45 a.m, 8 a.m., 5:16 p.m., Saturday 9
a.m., 5:80 p.m. Staaly greens: Maw, Saadays following servieea; Woeaea.
Taeedays 8 p.sv Rabbi Area Lieberaaaa.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEERFIELD BEACH (4211367), 1880 W. Hillsboro Blvd.,
Deerfield Beach, 88441. Servieea: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. and sundown.
Saturday 8:46 a.m. 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 UL
and sundown; Saturday. 9 a.m., sundown; Sunday 8 a.m., sundown. Rabbi Edward
Davis.
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID 726-3583), 8575 W. McNab Rd., Tamarac,
33321. Services: Daily 8 a.m ; mincha 5 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Rab-
bi Chain Schneider. Congregation president: Henaaa Fleischer.
RECONSTRUCTIONS
RAMAT SHALOM (472-3600). 11301 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 33325. Ser-
vieea: Friday. 8:16 p.m.; Saturday. 10 a.m. Rabbi Elliot Skiddell. Caator Bella
Miliaa.
REFORM
TEMPLE BET TIKVAH (471-8088), 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise. 33321.
Servieea: Friday 8 p.m. Cantor Richard Brown.
TEMPLE BETH ORR (753-3232), 2151 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs. 33065. Ser-
vices: Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. Rabbi Mark W. Gross.
TEMPLE B'NAI SHALOM OF DEERFIELD BEACH (426-2532). Servieea at
Menorah Chapels. 2305 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 33441. Friday 8 p.m.
Rabbi Nathan H. Fiah. Caator Morris Leviason.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL(731-2810), 3246 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes,
33311. Servieea: Friday 8:16 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or celebration of Bar-
Bat Mitxvah. Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon. Caator Rite Shore.
TEMPLE KOL AMI (472-1988), 8200 Peters Rd., Plantation, 33324. Servieea: Fri-
day 8:16 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. Rabbi Shsldsa J. Harr. Caater Frank
Bfrabanm
LIBERAL JEWISH TEMPLE OF COCONUT CREEK (973-7494). Servieea: Fri-
day night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3960 Coconut
Creek Parkway. Rabbi Brace 8. Warahal. Caater Barbara Roberts.
TEMPLE BAT YAM (9280410), McGaw Hall, 1400 N. Federal Hwy (adjacent to
Second Presbyterian Church). Ft. Lauderdale, 33804. Service: Weakly on Friday
evenings at 8 p.m. Rabbi Lewis Littaaaa.

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Friday, February 13, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page i9
Eleazar Lipsky at Israel Bonds Reception
Honoring Gerald Lewis Feb. 12
Eleazar Lipsky. prominent
attorney, author and former
president of Jewish
Telepraphic Agency will be the
guest speaker at an Advance
Cocktail Reception for the
Israel Bonds Dinner of State,
honoring Gerald Lewis com-
ptroller of Florida. It will be
held Thursday, Feb. 12, 5:30
p.m. at the Riverside Hotel,
620 E. Los Olas Blvd., Ft.
Lauderdale, in the Los Olas
Room.
Mr. Lipsky has combined an
outstanding career as lawyer
and author with service in
many Jewish causes. As Vice
President of the American
Jewish League for Israel, Mr.
Eleazar Lipsky
Lipsky has atended the World
Zionist Congresses in
Jerusalem in recent years, and
is a member of the World
Zionist Congress Court. He
practices law in New York Ci-
ty, and was formerly an assis-
tant district attorney for New
York County attached to the
Homicide Bureau.
Gerald Lewis, comptroller of
Florida will be Honoree at an
Israel Bonds function Sunday,
March 1. Dr. Robert Uchin is
Chairman. Hosts for the
Cocktail Reception are Alan
Becker, Joel Reinstein and Dr.
Robert Uchin. RSVP to
748-8301 is requested.
Israel Bonds Events
John and To bey Shabel
HYKALUS
GUEST SPEAKER
IN HOME OF SARA
AND MAX MODELL
Sara and Max Modell of
Margate will hold a Cocktail
Reception in their home Tues-
day, Feb. 17, 3 p.m.
Distinguished Guest Speaker
will be Hy Kalus, Israeli Stage
20th
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Hy Kalus
Producer/Director and Consul-
tant to Mayor Teddy Kollek of
Jerusalem. Mr. Kalus is Chair-
man of the Artistic Manage-
ment Board of the Cameri
Theatre, Israel's largest and
most popular. He founded the
Israel Actors Studio and has
lectured extensively at many
of the country's major univer-
sities. He has worked with
such well-known directors and
acting coaches in New York as
Lee Strasberg, Joe Anthony
and Michael Chekov. This
event is in advance of the Tem-
gle Beth Am Breakfast for
onds, honoring Rose and
Jules Lustig. It promises to be
a memorable and enjoyable
afternoon.
TAMARAC JEWISH
CENTER AND ISRAEL
BONDS HONOR JOHN
AND TOBEY SHABEL
Sol Schulman, Chairman of
the Tamarac Jewish Center
State of Israel Bond
Breakfast, announced that
John and Tobey Shabel have
been selected as the 1987
Honorees because of their
outstanding response to
Israel's needs. They will be
presented with the prestigious
Israel Bonds Shema Yisrael
Award at the Salute to Israel
Breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 22,10
a.m-in the Tamarac Jewish
Center. To^ spark the morn-
ing's festivities, Emil Cohen,
popular American-Jewish
Humorist will entertain. Sol
Schuman is Chairman, and
Daniel C. Cantor, David E.
Krantz, and Morris Small are
Associate Chairmen.
NJCRAC Plenum
Wnx0* Feb. 15-18 at Bonaventure
With Rhyme
and Reason
All About Silence
It covers secrets, shuns
disputes
And folly that can hurt you.
It keeps you safe, makes you
look wise
So silence is a virtue.
It rests your mind, and quietly
Encourages reflection.
Its words unspoken do no
harm
To fools who need discretion.
It cultivates the seed of peace,
And with its power
expanding,
It waters both the mind and
soul,
And plants self
understanding.
It hides your doubts, and gives
consent,
It houses meditation.
It counters most effectively
Disturbing defamation.
It is a talent to esteem,
A goal for us to reach
For silence oft is greater than
The eloquence of speech.
Jack Gould
The Annual Plenum,
organized by the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council (NJCRAC)
the policy-making body for the
over 100 Community Relations
Committees, will be held this
year at the Bonaventure Hotel
and Spa, Feb. 15-18.
Co-hosting the event are the
CRC's of Fort Lauderdale and
South Broward.
According to Fort Lauder-
dale's CRC chairman Richard
Entin, many exciting guest
speakers are lined up to ad-
dress the Plenum delegates.
"Highlighting the list is
Supreme Court Justice Harry
A. Blackmun who will be
keynoting the Sunday after-
noon session marking the
200th anniversary of the Con-
stitution," Entin stated.
Also scheduled to speak are
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Senator Paul Simon of Illinois,
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refusenik leader Eliyahu Essas
and many others.
"I'm anticipating a large
contingent of South Floridians
to join with the top NJCRAC
leadership for a most impor-
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For information please con-
tact Melissa Martin, CRC
director, at 748-8400.
A Great Scholar Examines
the Writings of Historj
The Contemporary Relevance
of History: A Study in Ap-
proaches and Methods. Salo
W. Baron. Columbia Universi-
ty Press, 562 West 113th
Street, New York, NY 10025.
1986. 158 pages. $30.
Reviewed by Jonathan
Waxman
Prof. Salo Baron is familiar
as the author of the 18-volume
(with more to come) Social and
Religious History of the Jews.
His expertise in Jewish history
has been amply demonstrated
through his books and his
many essays.
Now, Prof. Baron has turned
his focus to a larger canvas. In
this deceptively slender
volume, whose subtitle A
Study in Approaches and
Methods highlights its thrust,
he examines, among other
topics, the use of history, par-
ticularly as a paradigm for the
future, and the problem of ob-
jectivity in history. The
predominant portion of the
volume is devoted to an ex-
amination of different ap-
proaches to historiography.
Prof. Baron analyzes the ac-
complishments of such
disciplines as quantitative
history and psychohistory and
dwells extensively on his own
approach, that of
socioreligious history. He br-
ings to bear examples not only
from Jewish historiography,
but from historians in many
other fields and well-
demonstrates his command of
the vast realm of historical
investigation.
As for his own discipline, he
makes a very good case for the
centrality of religion as a fac-
tor shaping society over the
years; a factor that continues
to be significant even in our
secular age.
The volume is not lacking in
controversy. His treatment of
various historical approaches,
other than his own, is at times
ungenerous, as in the follow-
ing statement: "... it is true
of many historical classics
from antiquity to the 19th cen-
tury that they will retain much
of their validity long after the
newer 'fashionable' ap-
proaches will have been
forgotten." However, he con-
cludes with a historian's ver-
sion of the rabbinic maxim,
"Who is wise? Who learns
from all men," and
acknowledges the contribution
of these other approaches to
history.
Further controversy is
generated by his assertion
"... a methodological work
like Zacharias Frarkel's
Darkei ha-Mishnah (A In-
troduction to the Mis! nah),
although written more than a
century ago, is so much loser
to the true meaning and inten-
tions of the ancient sages than
is the somewhat similar work
by the otherwise well-
informed, more modern
scholar Hermann Strack."
More apposite, and perhaps
even more controversial, as
contrast (as Strack died in
1922), would >e Jacob
Neusner, whose own in-
vestigations in rabtinic
literature have generated
much passion.
As with most of his work,
the footnotes are priceless.
One reads Baron with two
bookmarks: one for the page
and one for the footnotes. To
fail to do so is to miss the en-
cyclopedic grasp of Baron's
bibliographic knowledge and
more importantly to miss the
mini-essays and excurses that
inhabit the realm of the foot-
notes. On page 137 he offers
two fascinating accounts of the
sanctity imputed to text by
16th-century Jewish com-
munities: the desecration of
Jewish texts demanded as
ready a response by other
Jews as physical persecution
of Jews! Two pages later, he
offers a fascinating excursus
on Arnold Tdynbee and his
overly negative view of
modern Judaism and the state
of Israel.
There are a few noticeable
lacunae. I've already referred
to the omission of Neusner. To
this list, one might add the
absence of Jay Gonen's A
Psycho-history of Zionism in
Baron's discussion of
psychohistory. Furthermore,
occasionally, as for example,
when discussing Jewish voting
patterns, one would've hoped
for. more contemporary cita-
tions than the somewhat dated
ones offered by Baron.
These scholarly quibbles
aside, Prof. Baron s volume is
a book offering insight into the
world of history and its
writing. Admittedly, it is not
an easy read; not designed for
the casual reader. However,
Prof. Baron's latest volume of-
fers much nourishment to the
interested reader in general,
as well as, Jewish history.
Jonathan Waxman is a
graduate ofBrandeis Universi-
ty and the Jewish Theological
Seminary. He serves as rabbi
of Congregation B'nai Sholom
in West End, NJ.
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