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Volume 16 Number 11
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, April 24, 1987
Price ttfi Cents
Countdown to '87 Only 38 Days to Pledge
A Heartfelt UJA Gift to Support Local Needs
As the FLORIDIAN goes
to press, Sheldon S. Polish,
general chairman for the
Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale's
1987 United Jewish Appeal
campaign announced that
the most critical time in the
Jewish community's major
philanthropy has come and
calls on every North
Broward County resident to
take part in Countdown
He stated, "We are now in
the final countdown to
achieve our record gifts to
help fund the local Greater
Fort Lauderdale major
agencies and beneficiaries
World News
HONG KONG Orthodox
Judaism achieved a minor vic-
tory in this unlikely venue
when rabbis from around the
Pacific region resolved to
subordinate themselves
halachically to the (Orthodox)
Melbourne and Sydney Batei
Din, (religious courts). The
rabbis, from such far-off com-
munities as Singapore and
Tokyo, decided to submit all
their conversions and divorces
to these ecclesiastical courts
for halachic endorsement.
30 athletes from the Universi-
ty of Warsaw will participate
in the 19th International Stu-
dent Sport Games, April
26-May 3, hosted by Ben-
Gurion University. This marks
the first appearance of a Polish
team in the tournament which
will include approximately
1,000 athletes from Brazil,
Switzerland, Germany,
England and Israel.
Dateline: Haifa... page 4
Major Progress Report...
pages 6-7
Holocaust Day... page 13
here in our own community.
With the June 1 cutoff date,
the Federation Budget and
Planning Committee will
have finalized the 1987-'88
allocations to among other
Federation-supported in-
stitutions, the Jewish Com-
munity Center, Jewish
Family Service, Hebrew
Day School, Central Agency
for Jewish Education and
the Kosher Nutri-
tion/Gathering Place Elder-
ly Services. Now is your op
portunity to make a dif-
ference, make your Federa-
tion/UJA gift really count
here in our 22-area com-
munity." He indicated that
the campaign $6 plus million
dollars raised to date has ac-
complished the record 52.3
percent funding to the na-
tional United Jewish Appeal
to be used in Israel through
the Jewish Agency and
around the world through
the Joint Distribution Com-
mittee to provide rescue,
relief and social and
humanitarian programs.
This figure would be in ex-
cess of $3 million.
Polish reiterated that,
"The task has been great,
we have answered the
challenge during the first 90
Continued on Page 2 Arts Crafts Dance Elderly Services ...
Join Federation Board in Israel Get 28
The 20th Anniversary of
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale is
truly a monumentous occa-
sion. In celebration of
Federation's 20th year, the
Mission's Department,
under the chairmanship of
Barbara K. Wiener, has an-
nounced the 20th Anniver-
sary Community Mission to
Israel, Oct. 26-Nov. 5.
Leading the Mission is
local community and philan-
thropic leader, and past
president of the Jewish
Federation, Jacob Brodzki.
According to Brodzki, a
participant on Federation's
10th Anniversary Mission,
Jacob Brodzki
this year's participants will
have the special privilege to
conduct a Federation Board
of Directors meeting at the
Jewish Agency in Jerusalem
on Oct. 28.
"All participants on the
Mission will receive an
honorary membership to
Federation's Board of
Directors for this special
occasion," Brodzki said.
"Following the Board
meeting, there will be a gala
cocktail party and dinner
complete with Israeli enter-
tainment. It is an ideal way
to celebrate Federation's
20th year." .
Participants on the Com-
munity Mission will be join-
ed by the participants of
Federation's President's
Mission at the special
"It is a wonderful oppor-
tunity to see Federation at
work in our homeland,"
Brodzki said. "I had the
great honor to be on the
10th Anniversary Mission
and am indeed fortunate to
be able to attend the 20th
celebration. It's an oppor-
tunity we should all try and
take advantage of."
For information or reser-
vations, please contact Mis-
sions coordinator Sandy
Jackowitz at the Federa-
tion, 748-8400.
In the Spotlight: Report From The President...
Federation 'Family of Agencies' Strengthened
Brian J. Sherr
What greater feeling
can we derive than the
knowledge of knowing
that tens of thousands of
our Jewish brethren are
living in hope and dignity,
thanks to the compassion,
commitment, and dedica-
tion of our Greater Fort
Lauderdale Jewish
Federation/United Jewish
Appeal family.
This has been an ex-
ceedingly good year for
our annual Federa-
tion/UJA campaign, hav-
ing achieved a record $6.2
million at this time, sur-
passing our '86 drive, and
striving for even greater
totals. As we go to press,
we can already announce
that the budget and plann-
ing committee process of
comprehensive study into
strategic areas, will result
in the highest funding and
allocations in our 20 year
Because our increased
involvement and growth
has been phenomenal, this
specially selected commit-
tee of men and women
have met with officers,
representatives and pro-
fessionals from the
Federation major agen-
cies, including the Jewish
Community Center,
Jewish Family Service,
Hebrew Day School, Cen-
tral Agency for Jewish
Education and other local
and national beneficiaries.
The final analysis proved
to be most beneficial for all
involved, as allocations for
the 1987-'88 year, the
most ever, will be in-
strumental in shaping
these structures and pro-
grams into some of the
finest social welfare,
educational and social ser-
vice facilities in the coun-
try. There is no doubt that
North Broward County's
Jewish community stands
at the forefront in caring
and concern about our
more than 150,000 phis
residents and will continue
to do so in the future. We
have made great strides
and for all our shortcom-
ings Greater Fort
Lauderdale Jewry is im-
posing, rich in promise and
ripe for achievement and
the Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
will be there!
Vitally concerned with
Continued on Page 7

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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, April 24, 1987
Educators Meet on Theme of Tzedakah
Noted author to Speak at
Business Executive Network May 7
Educational administrators
of the Jewish synagogue, day
school and early childhood pro-
grams throughout South
Florida participated in the se-
cond session of the Educators
Academy which took place at
Temple Adath Yeshurun, 1025
N.E. Miami Gardens Drive,
North Miami Beach, on Thurs-

day, April 23, at 9:15 a.m.,
with "Implementing Tzedakah
in the School Program" as the
theme of the day.
Noted educator, author, poet
and lecturer, Danny Siegel,
conducted the three hour long
session providing a host of in-
sights into the centrality of
Tzedakah in the Jewish value
SHOWN AT the Rabbi Nathan Levinson Memorial Lecture of the
Bible Study Group of the Central Agency for Jewish Education
are Dr. Abraham J. Gittelson, CAJE Director of Education;
Rabbi Arnold Lasker who memorialized Rabbi Levinson, Mrs.
Levinson and Col. Izhak Izhaki, guest lecturer.
Countdown to '87 UJA Drive
Continued from Page 1
days of the new year, but
the remaining dollars are
the ones that really count.
They will assure our men,
women and children of the
continued services ac-
complished in our communi-
ty. In 1986-'87, we were
proud to be a part of the
new and innovative pro-
grams provided by these
agencies, the realization of
the new Gymnasium on the
JCC Perlman campus, the
ground-breaking of the
David Posnack Hebrew Day
School in the JCC complex,
and the introduction of new
social welfare and services
in the area of family
outreach, education, drug
and chemical abuse."
This year more than ever,
the agencies and
beneficiaries are responding
to the vital concern for in-
creased dollars and under
the direction of agency of-
ficers and professionals
have held UJA 'phon-a-
Folk Honored
Twenty-seven actor.-,,
playwrights, directors, com-
posers, set designers and
choreographers in the Yiddish
and American Jewish theater
were honored here at the
Third Annual Goldv Awards of
the Congress for Jewish
Culture on March 23. Goldy
winners who received a
statuette of the late Abraham
Goldfaden, father of modern
Yiddish theater included
Jackie Mason, star of "The
World According to Me," and
some of the stars of "The
Stranger's Return,"
"L'Chaim," "Kvetch,"
"Flowering Peach," "Rags"
and "The Rise of David Levin-
sky." Polish Consul General
Andrez Alszowja accepted a
citation for the Yiddish State
Theater of Poland.
thons' during the month of
April at Federation head-
?uarters on West Oakland
'ark Blvd. in a quest to
reach the '87 goal.
Polish, emphasized that
only 38 days remain til the
final countdown and only
your final dollars can make
it count for your family,
friends, neighbors, business
associates and brethren
around the world! Federa-
tion phonelines are ready to
take your pledges call
748-8400 today!
system. In addition Siegel will
utilize an article he has recent-
ly written, "116 Ways of In-
troducing Tzedakah in the
School Program" as the basis
for practical suggestions of im-
plementing Tzedakah projects
in the various classes of Jewish
Siegel has written 11 books
of poetry and essays, two of
them devoted to the theme of
Tzedakah, "Gym Shoes and
Irises Parts I and II." A
highly popular lecturer for
synagogues and Jewish
Federations throughout the
United States, he spends every
summer in Israel exposing
Jewish youth groups from the
United States to special
Tzedakah programs in Israel
for the aged, for those with
handicaps, and for those with
medical problems who receive
free medical equipment to help
them in their recovery from
their illnesses.
Siegel has developed a host
of followers throughout Jewish
communities in the United
States and has been in-
strumental in developing the
"Ziv Tzedakah Fund" which
raises over $60,000 a year for
distribution to needy people
and institutions both in the
United States and Israel.
The Educators Academy is a
Professional Growth Program
for Jewish school ad-
ministrators organized
cooperatively among the cen-
tral agencies for Jewish educa-
tion throughout South Florida.
The first session of the year
was devoted to "Personnel
Management" led by Dr. Leon
Spotts, Director of the Bureau
of Jewish Education in Atlan-
ta, Ga. A planning committee
will meet following the
Tzedakah session to plan pro-
grams for the coming year.
David Wyman, Professor of
History and twice chairman of
Judaic Studies at the Universi-
ty of Massachusetts, and
author of the New York Time's
best seller, "The Abandon-
ment of the Jews," will be the
special guest speaker at the
next meeting of the Federa-
tion's Business Executive Net-
work, Thursday, May 7 from
5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Fort
Lauderdale Marriott Hotel and
Marina, 1881 SE 17th Street.
Mr. Wyman, also the author
of "Paper Walls: America and
the Refugee Crisis: 1938-41,"
will discuss the topic of
''Lessons from the
It has been noted that
Wyman's "Abandonment of
the Jews" book was in-
strumental in influencing the
government to airlift some 800
Ethiopian Jews from the
Sudan to Israel in 1985.

David Wyman
For information or reserva-
tions, please contact the
Jewish Federation at
WOLF BLITZER, noted author and lecturer, recently addressed
the April meeting of the Federation's Business Executive Net-
work. Pictured at the event, from left, Larry Behar, Steering
Committee; Kenneth Bierman, Federation executive director;
Blitzer; Susan Symons, Network co-chairman; and Steven
Lewin, Steering Committee.
20 Years of Reunification
Wednesday, May 27,1987
9101 N.W. 57th St.
9:30 A.M. Registration
10:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. Program
Fee: $6.50 Includes Lunch
Clip and mail with check for $6.50 for each
reservation by May 20th to:
P.O. Box 26810
Tamarac, FL 33320-6810
City & Zip.
Jewish Education
Checks made payable to:
Central Agency for Jewish Education

Friday, April 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
At the LeguskUive Reception, from left, Bernie
Friedman, liaison to the Legislature from the
Fla. Association of Jewish Federations;
Richard Entin, Fort Lauderdale's CRC
chairman; Brian J. Sherr, president of the
Fort Lauderdale Federation; State Rep. Fred
Lippman of Hollywood; State Rep. Peter
Deusch of Sunrise; State Senator Ken Jenne of
Hollywood; Joan Gross, Government Affairs
chairman of the South Broward Federation;
State Rep. Jack Tobin, chairman of Broward
County delegation; and State Rep. Ron Silver
of North Miami Beach.
Pictured from left, Alan Becker, attorney; Marsha Levy and Ted
Sobo, JCC Board members; State Rep. Norman Ostrau, Davie;
and County Court Judge Steven Shutter.
Coral Springs Coalition
Announces Jewish Heritage Program
Federation Hosts Legislative Reception
Over 200 leaders of the
Jewish communities of
Greater Fort Lauderdale and
Hollywood turned out recently
at the new Sheraton Design
Center Hotel for the 1987
Legislative Session co-hosted
by the Jewish Federations of
Greater Fort Lauderdale and
South Broward.
The purpose of the session,
according to Fort Lauderdale
Federation's CRC chairman
Richard Entin, was to in-
troduce the Jewish leadership
and professionals of the major
beneficiary agencies in
Broward County, to their
State Legislators.
Addressing the crowd were
Brian J. Sherr, president of
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale, and
Dr. Saul Singer, president of
the Jewish Federation of
South Broward.
1987-V8 Plans Programs Budget...
March Board Meeting Highlights
The Coral Springs Coalition
of Jewish Organizations has
announced a series of in-
teresting programs and
speakers for their Jewish
Heritage meetings.
The first was held on April
23 and will continue through
June. "The purpose is to
strengthen and awaken faith
in the Hebrew religion and in-
creasing pride in being a Jew,"
stated Stan Kane of the
The program consists of lec-
tures given once a month by
Rabbis from the Coral Springs
community including Rabbi
Mark Gross of Temple Beth
Orr, Rabbi Paul Plotkin of
Temple Beth Am and Rabbi
Aaron Lieberman of the
Synagogue of Inverrary
All the Coalition's meetings
begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held
in the West Wing meeting
room of the Coral Springs City
Hall. For information contact
"We are currently $500,000
ahead in pace over last year's
Federation/UJA annual cam-
paign, but even with the in-
creased funding, our request
for allocations by local, na-
tional and overseas agencies
have reached record highs and
we are calling on all board
members to reach out and br-
ing in new gifts and procure
old ones."
This was the message of
Federation president Brian J.
Sherr and executive vice presi-
dent and general chairman
Sheldon S. Polish as they ad-
dressed the key board leader-
ship at the March 17th
They indicated that special
plaudits were in store for
Esther Lerner, president, and
Alvera A. Gold, campaign
chairman, of the Women's
Division, who with their
$1,205,055 in campaign gifts
account for 20 percent of the
total general campaign, as well
as Gladys Daren, Super Sun-
day chairman, who have
recruited more than 300
volunteers for the all-day
March 22 phon-a-thon to pro-
cure much-needed
Concerning the upcoming
Mission, chair Barbara Wiener
announced the Family Mis-
sion, June 24-July 5, Singles
Mission, July 5-15; President's
Mission, October 18-27; and
the 20th Anniversary Com-
munity Mission, October
26-November 5, at which the
Board meeting will be held in
Discussing the publication of
the Federation newspaper,
William Katzberg, Com-
munications chairman,
reported that the committee
had met with a number of
publishers and representatives
from local area films to finalize
the 1987-88 production prin-
ting and a follow-up recom-
mendation will be presented at
the April Administrative com-
mittee meeting.
Sidney Spewak, co-chairman
of the Budget and Planning
Committee called for a vote for
a $1,000 allocation to the
Volunteers for Israel program,
which was approved and
unanimously passed by the
He also advised the Board of
.the new structure .for the
allocation process for the cur-
rent year. The 35 members of
the Budget and Planning Com-
mittee have been assigned to
three separate panels who are
dealing with the local agencies.
He stated that Panel 1 has
already met with the Central
Agency for Jewish Education;
Panel 2 with the Jewish Com-
munity Center and Panel 3
with four of the smaller
beneficiaries. In addition, the
panel meetings will continue
on March 18 and 25 with the
final recommendations to the
Board in April for the 1987-88
Referring to the internal
budget, Sol Schulman, Ad-
ministrative Committee chair-
man, said that during the past
two months, the membership
has monitored the current ex-
penses to ensure that they will
work within the guidelines of
the approved budget. Next
year's numbers for the cam-
paign and internal programs
have been submitted and will
be presented at this month's
board meeting.
President Sherr presented
the following slate for the
Nominating Committee which
was approved. They are Joel
Reinstein, chairman, Harold
Oshry, Alan Becker, Dan Can-
tor Leo Goodman Alvera Gold
and Irving Libowsky.
Concerning 1987-88 UJA
allocations, a motion by Joel
Renstein was unanimously
passed that Federation/UJA
would give 52.3 percent of the
gross to the national UJA and
overseas agencies.
Executive director Kenneth
B. Bier man advised the Board
members of the importance of
the remaining ninety days to
meet the life-saving, life-
enhancing goal of the Federa-
tion/UJA. He emphasized that
"Although we have reached
the $6 million mark a record
accomplishment for the North
Broward County community,
we also face a major challenge
in our 22-area metropolis.
Funds raised to date will help
us achieve the 52.3 percent na-
tional UJA allocation, but
what is left will go to help our
social service, social welfare
and eductional needs here at
home. Every dollar we raise
now will be used as part of our
more than 25 percent totals
that stay here in Greater Fort
Lauderdale, and that is all the
more reason that we should all
be part of "Countdown '87"
and we can count on you to be
counteu on!"

Countdown to 1987
Only 38 Days Left
to pledge your Federation/UJA
Heartfelt gift to help a
'World of Jewish Need9
June 1st is the last chance to help
support social services and
humanitarian programs for tens of
thousands of Jewish men, women
and children
In Greater Fort Lauderdale
In Israel
in 33 Other Lands
Call or write:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale
8358 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33321 748-8400
'One People, One Destiny9
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, April 24, 1987
Focus, Viewpoints, Opinions, and Commentaries
'60 Minutes' Puff Piece
"Nonetheless, the fact remains that one and a-half
million Soviets identified as Jews apparently live more or
less satisfying lives there (in the Soviet Union) ... And
theirs has been a story largely untold."
Those mind-boggling assertions came not from Moscow's
official Anti-Zionist Committee, not from a Pravda
editorial reply to Western protests on behalf of Soviet
Jewry, but from Mike Wallace, veteran CBS reporter and
regular on "60 Minutes." On the March 22 show Wallace
did a segment which attempted to look beyond the
headlines about the 10,000-plus refuseniks and the 400,000
other Soviet Jews who have received invitations to
emigrate to Israel.
Instead, he tried to examine the status of "the other"
Jews of Russia, the amonymous 1.5 million. Wallace began
by noting that in the Soviet Union Jews are identified on
their internal passports as members of a nationality, not as
believers in a religion. He then interviewed Lt. Gen.
Mikhail Milstein, described as a former Red Army in-
telligence chief. Milstein explained that he was Jewish
because his parents were but added that his wife was a Rus-
sian and their children were Russian, not Jews:
"Because, you see, I don't know anything about
Jewishness. I don't know."
Undeterred by this uninformed source, Wallace asserted
that "Milstein is not alone. There are hundreds of
thousands like him in the Soviet Union."
Wallace undertook an excursion to Birobidzhan the
Siberian "Jewish Autonomous Region." He acknowledged
that Birobidzhan Stalin's grim answer to Zionist desires
to emigrate to Palestine was never popular with Jews
and today counts only 12,000 of them out of a population of
200,000. Nevertheless, Wallace considered newsworthy
the fact that "top jobs here are still held by Jews," and a
local Yiddish daily is edited by "a powerful anti-Zionist"
Wallace did spend considerable time with the Brailovsky
family, refuseniks who have been trying to emigrate to
Israel for 15 years. Victor Brailovsky explained that he
wanted "to live in a Jewish country" with (the) process of
rebirth of Jewish culture."
Yet, as if he missed all but one sentence from the
refuseniks, Wallace intoned that "if it is just Jewish culture
that the Brailovsky family seeks, they could go to the
Jewish Autonomous Region ..."
That was not all Wallace missed. In speaking with
Samuel Zivs, Jewish deputy head of the official Anti-Zionist
Committee, he never referred to the lawyer's two service as a Soviet spokesman on "the Jewish question." In
the early 1970's, before mass emigration took place, Zivs
was traveling to the West, explaining publicly that only a
few Jewish malcontents wanted to leave the country. It
was a line Wallace let Zivs repeat unchallenged.
While Wallace observed that anti-Semitism has deep
roots in Russian culture, he added that it is against Soviet
law. He never mentined that the law is often violated by the
government itself.
Wallace cited the existence of 60 synagogues but did not
explain that these could hardly suffice for a Jewish popula-
tion estimated at 2 million especially if most synagogues
were closed most of the time and if their government-
designated rabbis were suspect in the eyes of many would-
be worshippers. He noted that more than 250,000 Soviet
Jews have emigrated in recent decades without really
explaining why. Nowhere in the program did he mention
the crackdowns on Jews and Jewish ritual and study.
Finding that even those Soviet Jews "who have 'made it'
seem to us tentative, wary" about their nationality,
Wallace did not grasp that this might well be the result of
decades of official oppression and powerful social
discrimination. So, having seen a Potemkin village, he
reported an equally two-demensional story.
If the process sounds familiar, it should. Three years ago
Wallace filed an analogous whitewash of Syrria Q^ER, Feb.
10, 1984).
Mike, back to you. Near East Report
The views expressed by columnists, reprinted editorials, and copy do not necessarilv
reflect the opinion of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Uuderdale.
Dateline: Haifa
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Volume 16 Number 11
HAIFA In the fourth and
fifth centuries the Samaritan
community in Palestine
numbered some 1,200,000
souls. As a result of war and
persecution, their numbers
dwindled until it reached a low
of only 146 persons in 1971,
and their speedy extinction
was foreseen. The smallest
sect in the world was about to
disappear. But then it began to
turn the demographic corner.
By 1969 their numbers had
risen to 400, and when we sat
and chatted the other day with
Benyamim Tsedaka, their
spokesman, their population
had reached 530.
Our present investigation of
the Samaritans began with a
visit to their holy site, Mount
Grizim, on the outskirts of
Nablus, or Shechem. It was
here, they maintain, that the
first holy Temple was built,
and through the centuries they
have insisted on the sanctity of
Mt. Grizin above that of
Jerusalem. Their community
today is almost equally divided
between the group resident in
Shechem, and that in their
self-contained neighborhood in
Holon, just outside of Tel Aviv.
Jews, they say, are those
descended from the people of
Judea; they, the Samaritans,
come from the northern
kingdom of Israel, and hence
they should be more properly
known as Israelites;
Samaritan is a name of
geographic origin, indicating
the part of the country they
came from Samaria.
The sect accepts and
believes in the Five Books of
Moses nothing more of the
holy writings, not the pro-
phets, not the Talmud, and
certainly not any of the
holidays beyond those men-
tioned in the Five Books.
Tsedaka, a tall, handsome
man, swarthy of skin, fluent in
Hebrew and English, insisted
that we note the four main
elements which characterize
the Samaritans:
1. They have never left, and
never leave the country. There
are no yordim among them,
and no Samaritan has any
relative anywhere else, not
even in New York.
2. They are the only sect
which believes in one God that
still carries out animal
sacrifices. Every member of
the sect must take part in the
pascual lamb ceremony at Mt.
Grizim on their Passover.
8. Their observance of the
Sabbath is full and absolute, in
accord with Biblical injunction,
and without any dispensations.
4.They punctiliously
observe the laws of family
purity, including seven days of
isolation for women during
their period of
"uncleanliness." During those
days, the husbands care for the
house and children.
Archeological excavations
are proceeding apace at Mt.
Grizim, and the Samaritans
are hoping for scientific proof
of their contentions. In the
meantime, their increase in
numbers, brought about in
large part by intermarriage
with Jews who join the sect
(there is no other way of
becoming a Samaritan there
is no conversion) has heighten-
ed their pride in their own
heritage. Benyamim himself
Carl Alpert
married a Jewish girl from
Romania; his mother was born
in Odessa.
Benyamim, and his brother
Yefet, are joint editors of what
is probably the most unique
newspaper in the world AB,
the Samaritan News (address,
P.O. Box 1029, Holon). Since
Continued on Page 15
How Much Tennis
Life is a constant search for goals that often seem just
beyond reach. In one fashion or another we are all looking
for that dimension that will give more meaning to our lives.
Lenny's teenage years likely typified the average Jewish
youth growing up in Atlanta in the fifties and sixties. Com-
ing from a Sephardic background, he attended public
school, played in the band on Friday nights, took the man-
datory afternoon Hebrew classes, and pursued the usual
secular interests on Saturdays.
As he matured, attended college and law school, he found
himself in the seventies "consciously looking for something
to give meaning to life." He reasoned that living on a kib-
butz might to some extent hold the answer, but it did not.
Although he believed at that time that he had a strong
Jewish identity, evidenced in part by his involvement in
several Jewish organizations, he had still not found the key.
In 1977 he began attending Or Veshalom with the expec-
tations of finding "something substantially more Jewish."
It met many of his needs, but a void still remained. In 1984
on a trip to Israel, he met a Kabbalist, one who studies
Jewish mysticism. The meeting took place on the seventh
day of Passover, which tradition says was the day that the
Red Sea parted. It was a "powerful experience," for the
Kabbalist showed him that the Torah was divinely inspired
through an incredible numbering system of the letters.
Before his trip, Lenny acknowledged that he was becom-
ing more observant, but he readily admitted that the pro-
cess was slow. It accelerated after his trip. On the day of
his return, he had scheduled a major real estate closing, but
he felt compelled to lay tefillin that morning, knowing this
would make him late.
He became tired of compromises. Either one observes
Shabbat and other mitzvot or one does not. As Lenny aptly
put it, "Either there is a G-d and He's real, or there isn't/'
His search led him to attend the Orthodox Beth Jacob.
He tried to explain how becoming an observant Jew gave
his life meaning. "It's hard to understand the validity of
observing the Sabbath until you observe it," he answered.
The process of observing this and other commandments
gives one an appreciation of the observance. "There is a
G-d, who has relationships with Jews through Torah," he
strongly affirmed, "and there is a purpose to life." While
society s values are constantly in a state of flux, the Torah,
observes Lenny, has been here for 3,500 years. It gives a
sense of purpose and a sense of being. He notes that the
goal of the Jew is bringing holiness to the world.
Through the observance of the sabbath, Lenny has
achieved and reached a higher plain and finds it a way to
leave the secular world. Contrary to what may be a popular
belief, he finds this observance giving him leas rather than
more restrictions. He no longer has to worry about the rest
of the world during the sabbath or be caught up and engulf-
ed in the demands of a secular society.
He theorizes that a (Ma^roportionate number of Jews are
in cults because of the spirituality of the Jewish people.
Part of this spirituality is that search for the meaning of
Quoting a New York Jewish yuppie, who expressed his
search for a meaningful life in a story that appeared in New
fork Magazine a few months ago, Lenny asked, "Just how
much tennis can you play?"
"Judaism is so rich," he earnestly asserted. "You just
can t learn it all. People want something more than
materialism. Torah offers this, and it provides you a life
with higher principles."
The author is an attorney and active with the Young
Leadership group of the Atlanta GA FEderation.

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Roman's Q^oice
Publicity Chair
Once again we have reached
the end of a campaign season.
Women's Division has had
remarkable success in
reaching the monetary goal
set. Indeed we have surpassed
our expectations, raising over
$1,270,000 which is at least 20
percent of the community
total. Nevertheless, many
have not, as yet, made their
commitment to the 1986-'87
Federation/UJA campaign. Is
it possible that they do not
understand the benefits deriv-
ed from such a gesture?
In Israel, funds raised here
in Fort Lauderdale are used to
further education, health and
human services, and resettle-
ment of Jews from other lands.
Not long ago, the world watch-
ed thousands of starving
Ethiopian Jews being rescued
with the help of our money
during "Operation Moses. '
These very same new citizens
are presently learning Israeli
ways and contributing to
Israeli society. But even that
task remains unfinished. In the
Gundar region of Ethiopia
there are still an estimated
10,000 Jews. They are suffer-
ing under the current Com-
munist government and we
must save them, as well.
Every day we hear addi-
tional stories of the expected
release of Jews, from the
Soviet Union. According to the
'Near East Report' (4/6/87), of-
ficials have told American
Jewish leaders that 11,000
Russian Jews will be allowed
to leave within the year.
Several members of our com-
munity are currently visiting
Russia. We shall have
firsthand reports when they
return. But it is reasonable to
suppose that any Jews allowed
to emigrate, either to Israel or
the United States, will need
assistance. The basic
necessities of life, including
food, clothing and shelter are
the very least that must be
given, at once, to these
courageous people. Upon ar-
riving in Israel they are sent,
as are almost all new im-
migrants, to an ulpan. Here
they sttMy' the Hebrew
language and perhaps learn a
skill. Rescue is a very costly
proposition, for the Soviet
government demands a ran-
som (they use more diplomatic
terms) for each man, woman,
and child to whom they issue
an exit visa. There are still two
million Russian Jews who will
remain locked behind the iron
curtain... waiting. They must
not be forgotten ... and
remembering takes money.
For the past several years
Greater Fort Lauderdale has
been a partner, with the Israeli
government, in a most
remarkable concept. It is call-
ed "Project Renewal." Cities
in the United States are 'twin-
ned' with underdeveloped
areas in Israel. We were for-
tunate to have been selected to
adopt two such neighborhoods.
They are called 'Yosef Tal' and
'Kaplan' and are situated
together, part of the city- of
Kfar Saba. It is truly an amaz-
ing place to see today. It is
hard to believe that the happy
smiling faces greeting visiting
Floridians were so sad before
our help. They now have
educational facilities for their
children, community meeting
places for the adults and a
viable self government for
their town. The school is thriv-
ing, with children excelling in
subjects that range from com-
puters to music.
All of this came about
through an investment from
our community. Family plann-
ing and home health care has
been added to the Kfar Saba
agenda resulting in healthier
offspring. As is so often the
case, the advantage both to the
Jews of Israel and the Jews of
Fort Lauderdale is more than
monetary. It is emotional!
Visitors from our Federation
are treated to family dinners
and are always made to feel
like the most welcome com-
pany. It is possible to observe
the visible improvement in
both the people and the town
in recent years.
Through the American Joint
Distribution Committee,
dollars from our community,
assist in the moving of Jews
from countries of oppression
to freedom. For over 40 years,
as the rescue arm of UJA
anywhere in the world where a
Jew is in trouble, the Joint is
there to help. Today, JDC is
perhaps the only contact we
have with the 5,000 Jews re-
maining in Syria. They are
totally forbidden to emigrate.
Those few who are allowed to
travel outside the country
must post a bond worth ap-
proximately $6,000 and leave
behind close family members
to guarantee their return.
In our home town of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, we also
make an investment in the
future. The recent ground
breaking for the David
Posnack Hebrew Day School
assures the next generation of
a very good Jewish education.
With Federation's help and
our support, many children,
for years to come, will grow up
secure in the knowledge of the
values of their ancestors.
Students from pre-
kindergarten through 8th
grade are now able to conduct
services at their various
synagogues, which range from
Reconstructionist to Conser-
. vative. The school is chartered
by the State of Florida and
registered with the Florida
Depa*ment of Education. In
addition to Jewish studies,
every student is assured an ex-
cellent secular education, as
The Samuel and Helene
Soref Jewish Community
Center and its beautiful
Perlman campus is a focal
point of many activities cater-
ing to every age. One can take
advantage of an annual family
camp-out weekend or Tuesday
night bingo. The gala Yom
Haatzmaut, Israel In-
dependence Day, celebration is
the culmination of two weeks
of festivities. There are pro-
grams for children, teenagers,
adults and senior citizens. As
contributors to Federation, we
in the local Jewish community
are both beneficiaries and
benefactors of this
phenomenal facility.
The Jewish Community
Center does more than provide
a place for community run and
games. One very important
program is WECARE (With
Energy, Compassion, and
Responsible Effort).
Volunteers serving on various
committees help the lonely,
the disabled, the shut-in, the
handicapped and others. At
the Center For The Blind, they
assist in reading, painting and
other programs. Some men
and women volunteer to visit
nursing home residents, while
others make regular visits to
patients in Broward hospitals.
Used eyeglasses and costume
jewelry are collected, packag-
ed and sent to a world-wide
distribution center. Le
Browse, their wonderful Thrift
Shop, is staffed and run by
non-professionals. Proceeds
from the sale of furniture,
clothing, jewelry books of
whatever else is donated to the
shop benefit the JCC and fur-
ther community programs.
Another of our very singular
agencies is Jewish Family Ser-
vice of Broward County. Now
celebrating their 25th year,
they have grown in stature
and scope far beyond that
originally envisioned. The
respite care program, started
only one year ago, is in full sw-
ing. It assures a family
member, who cares for a
relative needing round-the-
clock supervision, a chance to
attend personal requirements.
Their Family Life Education
department conducts groups
in 'retirement planning,'
'grandparenting,' 'stress
management,' 'assertiveness
training' and many other
fascinating topics. A very com-
petent professional staff
assures families in trouble that
they can count on JFS to pro-
vide complete and skilled
counseling. If and when the
Soviet Union opens its doors,
Jewish Family Service is the
organization responsible for
the resettlement of these
Jews. It is up to the entire
community to participate in
this endeavor.
When one invests in the
stock market, a home, car, or
even a loaf of bread, the
returns are obvious. A commit-
ment to the Greater Fort
Lauderdale Federation/UJA is
an investment in the Jewish
people. From the playgrounds
for children and kosher nutri-
tion programs for the elderly
.. from the streets of Kfar
Saba to the condominiums of
Fort Lauderdale, the returns
are both subtle and very ap-
parent. It is, perhaps, the
smartest investment any
Jewish woman (or man) could
Alvera Gold to Serve on National
Women's Division Executive Committee
Bobi Klotz, chairman-
designate of the National
Women's Division of the
United Jewish Appeal, has an-
nounced the appointment of
Alvera A. Gold to serve on the
Executive Committee of the
National Women's Division.
Gold will be installed as the
Project Renewal Portfolio
Chairman at the National
Women's Division Spring
Board Meeting, May 27-29, in
New York City.
In announcing Gold's ap-
pointment, Klotz, who herself
has held the Project Renewal
Portfolio in the past, said: "I
am so glad that Alvera and I
will be working together this
year. Her committment and
expertise will be invaluable to
me and to the rest of the Na-
tional leadership in helping to
meet the 1988 Campaign
Alvera Gold
Having served on the Na-
tional UJA Women's Division
Board for the past year, Gold
assumes the Project Renewal
Portfolio with superb qualifica-
tions. She is Project Renewal
Chair for the Florida Region of
UJA as well as for the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale. For the 1987
CAmpaign, Gold served as
Women's Division Campaign
chairman for the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale, and was recently
installed as the 1987-88
Women's Division President.
She is a member of the Ex-
ecutive Committee of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, as well as a
member of the Board of Direc-
tors of both the Jewish Family
Service and the Samuel and
Helene Soref Jewish Com-
munity Center.
Barbara K. Wiener Appointed
to the Board of HIAS
Barbara K. Wiener, a
Business/Marketing Consul-
tant and a member of the
Board of Directors of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, has been
elected to the Board of Direc-
tors of HIAS, the Hebrew Im-
migrant Aid Society. An-
nouncement was made by
HIAS President, Robert L.
Israeloff, at the organization's
107th Annual Meeting held
recently in New York City.
Actively involved in a long
roster of social service and
Khilanthropic organizations,
Is. Wiener, a resident of
Bonaventure, has served in a
wide variety of leadership
posts for the National UJA,
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale and
the Milwaukee Jewish
She is currently a member of
the Board of Trustees for the
National Jewish Student Ap-
peal as well as the American
Jewish Congress.
Ms. Wiener served as a Com-
mission member of the Na-
tional Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council
fNJCRAC). A member of the
Board of Directors of the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
Wiener is also a member of the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC) and
serves on the Board of CLAL,
the National Jewish Center for
Learning and Leadership.
HIAS in the international
migration agency for the
organized Jewish community
and is a beneficiary of the an-
nual Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
Barbara K. Wiener
Oct. 21-29
Oct. 26-Nov. 5
For reservation or information, contact Sandy j
Jackowitz, Mission coordinator, at 748-8400.

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Record $6.2 Million Surpasses '86 Federation/UJA Drive
Throughout the past mon-
ths, Jewish Federation leader-
ship have strived to record an
outstanding total of dollars for
the 1987 annual Federa-
tion/UJA campaign, and
thanks to the dedicated corps
of men, women and young peo-
ple, Sheldon S. Polish general
chairman announced that $6.2
million has been raised to date,
surpassing the 1986 Jewish
community's major philan-
thropy drive.
In a special interview with
the FLORIDIAN Polish in-
dicated that, "We have heard
all kinds of stories and excuses
as to why we could never
achieve more than last year,
such as the new tax and capital
gains write-offs, etc., the
slump in the economy and
what have you, but when
North Broward County was
called on to meet the
challenge, meet it they did,
and with 38 days remaining,
we will raise the totals even
Polish extended special
credit to the tens of thousands
of area 'guys and gals' who
kept the spark alive with their
heartfelt compassion and
generosity, at a time when
Israel's brave people are taxed
to the limit, and can no longer
afford the vital social service
and humanitarian programs.
In addition he reiterated the
need to continue to maintain
the local major agencies and
beneficiaries which is the core
of the Federation family. Par-
ticular emphasis was placed on
the Jewish Community
Center, Hebrew Day School,
Central Agency for Jewish
Education and Jewish Family
Service. In 1987, the prime in-
stitutions will have provided
life-enhancing, life-improving
and life-giving services to the
people who make up the 22
separate cities in Greater Fort
The general chairmen allud-
ed to the more than 50,000
area residents who have not
yet responded to the '87 call
for gifts and explained "In a
world full of good causes, we
may all be wondering why a
gift to our Jewish people is so
important. To respond in the
classic Jewish style.. .'If we
don't give, who will?' Who will
offer the love, dignity and
security so urgently sought by
our elderly here in our own
community? Who will help
young people who have lost
their way in our often confus-
ing world? Who will support
the many ways we care for
each other from day care
services to cultural events
here at home as well as in
Isreal and elsewhere around
the world.
Perhaps the answer to these
questios is obvious. Jews must
help Jews. And that is why if
ou have never given, the need
as never been so urgent.
After all, wherever we live we
Jews are one people. Your gift
will help share a common
destiny.. .of freedom, of pro-
gress of love. And that is so
very important for each of us.
At 'Super Sunday' Polish leads
OAKLAND HILLS recently held its annual
function in support of the 1987 Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal campaign. Pic-
HARRY HIRSCH, left, chairman of the 1987 Jewish Federa-
tured, from left, WtUxam Katzberg, Al Cohen, ty^UnH^ Jewish Appeal campaign for Margate's Temple Beth
Sam Berkman, Julie Gordon, Ely Wishnuk, Am ^ p^ared at Beth Am's recent function in support of the
Cy Folk, Arnold Ratner and Charles Infeld, campaign. Pictured with Hirsch are Irene Berger, honoree; Rose
Hersh, plaque presentor, and Israel Resnikoff, co-chairman.
Federation/UJA Generosity Around the World...
Thanks to You It's Working .
The following reports about
the tens of thousands of men,
women and children who
through the support of the
Jewish Federation's major
agency, the Americn Joint
Distribution Committee, have
received life-sustaining, life-
saving services.
New Year's Greetings From
Warsaw included the following
postcard which read in part,
"To my very esteemed friends:
With hopes for a better year, I
wish you happiness and pro-
sperity. With my best wishes,
Q Briefly
Janina Nyrennal. P.S. I am
alive thanks to the Joint."
Some 250 Jewish children,
among the millions of hungry
and unschooled children in
Morocco, get to spend two or
three weeks at Immouzer,
thanks to the Joint. The camp
is their only ray of sunshine in
an otherwise miserable ex-
istence. They learn French
manners, run, skip, play ball
and sing Hebrew songs. And
all because you care to give to
To 60 year old Victor Ktor-
THE CHAPLAINCY COMMISSION, under the direction of
Rabbi Albert Schwartz, scheduled Passover Seders at many area
nursing homes for residents who otherwise would not be able to
enjoy the holiday season. Conducting these Seders are a corps of
volunteers. Pictured at the recent Passover Seder for the residents
of Manor Oaks are volunteers Max Kronish and Lou Gold.
za, the flight to Paris was
frightening and astonishing.
Yet it was his chance at a bet-
ter life.
Having been supported by
the JDC and the Jewish com-
munity of Sousse, Tunisia, for
20 years, he was recently
flown to Paris to have an
operation performed. It seem-
ed that they were not equipped
to operate in Tunis and the
JDC went into action and
received the support of the
French Jewish community.
In Romania, 5,000 Jews,
many of them aged and infirm
survivors of the Holocaust, at-
tended community Sedorim,
while others received special
Passover parcels of kosher
food and wine. In Tunisia,
some 350 people in sue com-
munities received special
assistance with matzah, mat-
zah meal, etc., for the holidays.
These are two ways in which
JDC helped to bring Passover
into Jewish homes, no matter
how isolated or poor, around
the world. In many of the 34
countries in which it operates,
JDC helped to provide
assistance, Morocco, Poland,
Hungary, Czechoslovakia, as*
well as the 180 Jews of Egypt
and Algeria.
In Israel, they were there for
the socially handicapped, the
aged and the very young. In
Elderly men
Child wlheadphones
ofd age homes, community
centers, and other institutions,
played a major role in main-
taining a high standard of ser-
vice, its presence quietly felt at
the Seder table.
All in all, through the heart-
felt generosity and support of
the American Jewish com-
munity's Federation/United
Jewish Appeal campaigns, it
was a happy Passover For our
brethren around the world.
The UJA campaign provides
the bulk of the JDC 1987
budget of $57 million.

Friday, April 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 7
ffi CAMPAIGN '87 Federation/United Jewish Appeal
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 Floridians will from time to time
publish a report of some of the major Jewish Federations'
$'s progress to date.
Major 1987 Current
Federations Raised Value
Atlanta $7,784,000
Baltimore 15,484,000
Bergen County 7,617,000
Boston 19,197,000
Central NJ 3,001,000
Chicago 22,500,000
Cincinnati 3,171,000
Cleveland 14,413,000
Columbus 5,988,000
Dallas 5,790,000
Denver 4,727,000
Detroit 21,127,000
Fort Lauderdale 6,200,000
Hartford 7,322,000
Houston 6,629,000
Indianapolis 3,512,000
Kansas City 3,044,000
Los Angeles Metro-West NJ 27,450,000
Miami 15,476,000
Milwaukee 8,040,000
Minneapolis 10,277,000
New York 72,267,000
North Jersey 1,847,000
Oakland 2,234,000
Palm Beach Co 7,544,000
Philadelphia 15,255,000
Phoenix 3,646,000
Pittsburgh Rhode Island 5,652,000
Rochester 3,052,000
San Diego 3,593,000
San Francisco 9,000,000
Seattle 4,046,000
South Broward 5,700,000
South County 5,020,000
St, Louis 6,919,000
St. Paul 2,451,000
Tulsa 1,574,000
Washington DC 14,550,000
MB Amu.
Federation Agencies
Continued from Page 1
the well-being of all Jews,
and particularly our
Jewish brethren in Israel
and overseas, our board of
directors once again
unanimously agreed to
send 52.3 percent of the
Federation/UJA annual
campaign gross to aid the
life-saving, life-enhancing
work performed by the
campaign's leading agen-
cy. This amount will be the
largest dollar total ever
sent from our Federation.
There is no doubt that
our Jewish Federation
family is concerned and we
do care we care for the
young and old alike, the
sick, handicapped, and in-
firmed, the indigent, the
homeless, the mentally in-
competent. It is true we
haven't met all of our
goals, for even the most
diligent body is sometimes
misunderstood, but our
priorities reflect the needs
of our fellow man, the
needs of our communities
yes, our communities,
because the child in the
Kibbutz is as much a
member of our family as is
the child in the Hebrew
Day School classroom or
the elderly at the Malben
Homes for the Aged, as
the senior citizens par-
ticipating at the "Gather-
ing Place" in the JCC.
Yes, we are excited, and
we are gladdened because
we have come a long way
since the 300 pioneers who
began Federation in 1967
and we still have a long
way to go, but what a
great feeling to know that
we are all helping to shape
the future of our great
Super Sunday
PICTURED AT THE RECENT function held at Congregation
Beth Hillel of Margate in support of the 1987 Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal campaign are, from left, honorees
Rose and Rabbi Nathan Zolondelc, and chairman and presenter
Florence Goldfarb.
As of Apr. 13, 1987
On the Phones...
Lee Rauch
April 26-28 CJF Quarterly Washington,
April 29 CRC Meeting. 7 p.m. At
May 7 Federation Tallahassee Day.
May 7 Business Executive Network.
5:30-7:30 p.m. Speaker: David Wyman.
Marriott 17th Street Hotel and Marina.
For information regarding above events,
please contact the Jewish Federation at
of drealiT I orl I .undentnit*
I'niled Jewish Appeal C ampaign
(-nral < hairman
Sheldon S I'nli-h

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, April 24, 1987
The Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center
Perlman Campus
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale. Florida 33313 792-6700
By Muriel Haskell, Director of Public Relations
For further information and fees concerning the events or pro-
grams listed please call the center.
Joyce Crowell, Volunteer of
the Month for February, mov-
ed to South Florida just a year
ago and immediately immers-
ed herself in JCC happenings.
She joined the Senior Adult
Jewish Festival Chorale and
became a strong voice in the
chorus. She began to volunteer
and would help out wherever
she was needed. Attending
many programs, classes and
special events offered by the
Center, Joyce soon became a
familiar participant on
A co-chairman for the "Total
Look of Today's Mature
Woman" early March program
Joyce Crowell, who does not
drive a car, travelled by bus all
during the month of February
to shopping malls as far away
as 163rd St. in North Miami
Beach, and many others all
over the area to personally col-
lect a large variety of door
prizes for the "Total Look"
luncheon. In addition, she
spent a good deal of time mak-
ing arrangements for the day
and even cooking ahead for the
gourmet "Total Look"
In her native New York
Joyce, a widow, sold cosmetics
and helped raise a good deal of
funds for the retarded and
their parent/support
Joyce says shelves people,
loves the JCC and looks for-
ward to contributing more of
her time and devotion to
Center projects especially
JCC's Israel Independence
Day celebration in May.
Susana Flaum, Director of
the Center's .Jult Cultural
Arts program, has planned
two activiti 'S for JCC
members as well as non-
member guests who are in-
terested in both the tasteful
and the healthful aspects of
good living:
7:30-9:30 P.M.
Continuing its series on
worldly cooking, Flaum brings
in Chef Romano from the well-
known restaurant Tavernetta
La Ristorante. The chef will
prepare the most provocative
Jewish Italian dishes right
before your eyes. Sampling is
an important part of the even-
ing along with the most helpful
lessons on "how-to" do it
yourselves. Both men and
women invited! Call for the
details and to reserve your
place in the JCC Gourmet
...TRY .
9 A.M.-4 P.M.
A wonderful day awaits the
participant who wants to
achieve that "feeling and
lookin good" experience.
Flaum has arranged a superior
seven-hour program loaded
with a health and fitness binge
(to work off the extra calories
you may have acquired Tues-
day evening in the gourmet
Included: Facials, massages,
treatments, herbal wrap, nee-
dle shower, two fitness
classes, a gourmet lunch of
nutrition and a Spa wardrobe
for the day. Call to receive
your place on the floor, the
mat, in the classroom and at
the luncheon table.
8:30 P.M. AT THE JCC
Let us remember: Let us pay
tribute to Israel's fallen
soldiers. Let us all join in the
special ceremonies and pay
tribute to their memory.
In honor of "Israel 39," the
JCC brings in a major art show
called Expressions '87, to be
on exhibition in Soref Hall
from May 16 through May 22.
Over 50 of Israel's best known
artists and artisans will be
represented by hundreds of
works of art for sale in-
cluding paintings, crafts and
8:30 P.M.
To preview Expressions '87,
Al Weinsten.. .(left) and Jack Zujlach, of
Oakland Estates Bnai B'rith Chapter No. S125,
make a substantial donation to the Soref JCC's
WECARE director, is happy to accept the check
enabling her, with the help of a corps of
WECARE volunteers, to purchase the ritual
foods, and collect donations of food items to pack
Passover Holiday Baskets for distribution to
needy Jewish families.
Linda Streitfeld, who Chairs
the show, and Susana Flaum,
who heads JCC Cultural Ac-
tivities, have planned a festive
evening for members and
friends of the Center. In addi-
tion to being among the first to
view the art, guests will enjoy
delicacies on the elaborate
Viennese Table, along with
wine and the musical accom-
panyment of the violin. Call
the Center for the details.
ISRAEL '39 (1090)
11 A.M.- 5 P.M.
JCC committees and staff
are busy making ar-
rangements to complete its
Israel Independence Day
(Israel '39) program.
Thousands are expected on the
Center's Perlman Campus to
enjoy the giant celebration
featuring free indoor and out-
door entertainment, a major
concert, children's petting zoo,
carnival games and booths,
Maccabeah games for children,
the Israeli shopping mart call-
ed the "Shuk,' the second
Maccabeah games competi-
tions for Senior Adults, Israeli
and American foods,
workshops, lectures, films, and
more ...
Admission is free for the day
to celebrate Israel's 39th Bir-
thday at the JCC.___________
The family of the late Eric
Golden wishes to acknowledge
its deep appreciation to the
board, staff, members and
friends of the Center for their
many heartfelt expressions of
sympathy, support and
The JCC is a major
beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, receiving
funds from the annual United
Jewish Appeal campaign.
Making felafel from scratch in the JCC kitchen:
Stuart Tatz, JCC Board Member, and Karen
Tunick, Head of JCC Summer Camp, who are
getting a head start on the Center's Israel In-
dependence Day Celebration. JCC staff and
volunteers plan to produce enough of the Israeli
style delicacy to satisfy many of the thousands
expected on the Soref JCC's Perlman Campus
Sunday, May 17. Looking on are members of
JCC's Early Childhood program who were in-
vited to watch the whole fascinating procedure.
From left: Brian Sherman, Scott Kamelhair,
Steven Wong, Myles Hodish.
JCC's Gray Team wins the Winter Basketball League champion-
ship. Pictured from the left: seated are Gary Press, Howard
Gaines and (captain) Jack Cohen. Standing: Steve Farbman,
Mike Nemerqff, Bruce Seslow and Steve Liberman. The "Grays"
had a 55 to 50 overtime victory over the "Blacks." Both teams en-
joyed a brisk competition all winter.
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Shagrin, Fran Klauber, Rosa Saks, Nathan
Tyrkel, Leo Weissman, Percy P. Kaye, Hilda
Kneller and Irving Graifman.
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Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Benjamin Rose, son of
Phyllis and Arthur Rose, will
be called to the Torah on the
occasion of his Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, April 25 at Temple
Emanu-El, Ft. Lauderdale.
The Bat Mitzvah of Lisa
Gross, daughter of Karen and
Gerald Cutler, will be held at
the Friday night, April 24 ser-
vice at Temple Beth Israel,
At the Saturday morning
April 25 service, Hal Wortzel.
son of Ms. Sandra Wortzel,
will become a Bar Mitzvah
Stolpen Herman
The B'not Mitzvah of Jana
Beth Sperry, daughter of
Faith and Martin Sperry, and
Amy S. May, daughter of
Janis and Martin May, will be
celebrated at the Saturday
morning April 25 service at
Temple Kol Ami, Plantation.
Robert Leeds, son of
Marilyn and Alex Leeds, will
celebrate his Bar Mitzvah at
the Saturday morning April 25
service at Ramat Shalom,
The Bat Mitzvah of Roberta
Maryl Stolpen, daughter of
Dina Spencer, will be
celebrated at the May 2 service
at Ramat Shalom.
Jennifer Ann Herman,
daughter of Randy and Thorn
Hieronymus celebrated her
Bat Mitzvah on April 18.
The B'nai Mitzvah of Jamie
Israel, son of Susan and Ar-
nold Israel, and Stacy
Rosenberg, daughter of
Elaine and Sidney Rosenberg,
will be celebrated on Saturday,
April 25 at Temple Beth Orr,
Coral Springs.
Jewish refusenik Vladimir SlepaJc and his
wife, Maria, stage a protest in Moscow to de-
mand permission to leave the Soviet Union.
Authorities have said that Slepak, a former
radio engineer, knows state secrets.
A Diversified Jewish Quiz
1- What ruling did the famous
Rabbi Gershom of Mayence in the
Eleventh Century issue concern-
ing the concept of Privacy?
2-What are the various
disciplines of Scholarship with
which the great Maimonides was
3- Is a young man whose
parents are alive permitted to
recite the Kaddish?
4- Enumerate the peoples and
countries among whom the Jews
lived over a period of 3.000 years?
6- Trace the changes that the
Hebrew language underwent over
a 8,000 year period.
6- What is the Talmudic view of
the importance of teaching a child
7- How were unruly students
disciplined during Talmudic days?
8- What is meant by "Nusach"?
9- When is it customary to bless
one's children on a regular basis?
10-Who was the Jewish
Chaplain during World War II,
known as ''Chaplain
1- It is forbidden to read so-
meone else's personal letters.
2- Ptolemy (Astronomy) Euclid
(Geometry), Aristotle (Philosophy)
and Galen and Hippocrates
3-Only the Reader's Kaddish,
but not the Mourner's Kaddish.
4-Egyptians, Assyrians,
Babylonians, Persians, Hellenists,
Romans, Byzantians, Muslems
and in every Christian nation of
5- Biblical, Mishnaic, Medieval
and Modem Hebrew.
6- He is regarded as though "he
gave birth to him."
7- With a shoe string.
8- Literally, "style." The order
for the chanting of the Synagogue
Service based on specific religious
motifs and diverse traditions.
9- Each Friday and Festival
evening prior to the recital of the
10- Chaplain Irving Tepper who
was killed in action.
Apr. 24 7:28 p.m.
May 1 7:32 p.m.
May 8 7:35 p.m.
May 15 7:39 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling
the Sabbath Lights
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.
THE WM KRETCHMAN No. ISO Post and Auxiliary of Jewish
War Veterans recently packed and delivered Passover packages
to needy families. Pictured from left, Edythe Morgano, PCP;
Myrtle Yedvobnick, PAP; and Charles Tobias, Post Commander.
Synagogue Directory
Plaza, 1447 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek 33066. Services: Daily 8 am., 4:30 p...; Fri-
day 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m., 6 p.m. Rabbi Avaron Drazin. Cantor Irrin Bell.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660), 9101 NW 57th St., Tamarac, 33321.
Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Late Friday service 8 p.m. Satur-
day 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Kurt F. Stone.
TEMPLE BETH AHM (431-5100), 9730 Stirling Road, Hollywood. 33024. Services
daily 8 a.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m., Sabbath morning 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Avraham Kapnek.
Cantor Stuart Knnaa.
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8660), 7206 Royal Palm Blvd.. Margate, 33063. Service.:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.,
5 p.m.; Sunday 8 am., 5 p.m. Rabbi Paul Plotkin. Rabbi Emeritu.. Dr. Solomon
Geld. Cantor Irving Grossman.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (742-4040), 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, 33313.
Services: Sunday through Thursday 8 am., 5:80 p.m.; Friday 8 am., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:46 am., 7:46 p.m. Rabbi Howard A. Addison. Cantor Maurice A. Neu.
Blvd., Deerfield Beach. 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 am., 5 p.m.
Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 am., and at candlelighting time. Rabbi
Joseph Langner, Cantor Shabtal Ackerman.
TEMPLE B'NAI MOSHE (942-5380), 1434 SE 3rd St., Pompano Beach, 33060
Services: Friday 8 p.m. Cantor Jehudah Heilbrann.
TEMPLE SHA'ARAY TZEDEK 741-0296), 4099 Pine Inland Rd., Sunrise, 33321.
Bank: Sunday through Friday 8 am., 5 p.m.; Late Friday service 8 p.m.; Satur-
day 8:45 am.. 5 p.m. Rabbi Randall Konigabarg. Cantor Edward Altner, Cantor
Emeritus Jack Marehant.
TEMPLE SHOLOM (942-6410). 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach. 33060. Services.
Monday through Friday 8:45 am., evenings: Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m.,
Friday evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 am. Rabbi Samuel April. Cantor
Ronald Graner.
Blvd., Margate, 33063. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:15 am., 5:30 p.m. Late
Friday service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:45 am., 5:30 p.m. Rabbi Nathan Zolondek. Can-
tor Joel Cohen.
Lauderhill, 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 am., 5:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:46 am. Rabbi Israel Halpern.
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH (formerly North Lauderdale Hebrew Con-
gregation) (722-7607), 6435 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33319. Services:
Friday at 6 p.m.. Saturday at 8 a.m. Charles B. Frier, President.
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684), 4361 W. Oakland Park Blvd.,
Lauderdale Lakes, 33313. Services: Sunday through Thursday 8 am., 6 p.m., Friday
8 am., 5:30 p.m., Saturday 8:45 a.m.. 5:30 p.m.
SYNAGOGUE OF INVERRARY CHABAD (748-1777), 4661 N. University Dr.,
Lauderhill. Services: Sunday through Friday 6:45 a.m, 8 am., 5:15 p.m., Saturday 9
am., 6:30 p.m. Stud* groups: Men, Sundays following services; Women,
Tuesday! 8 p.m. Rabbi Aron Lielii i man.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEERFIELD BEACH (421-1367), 1880 W. HUlsboro Blvd.,
Deerfield Beach, 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. and sundown.
Saturday 8:46 am. and sundown. Joseph M. Reiner, President.
Stirling Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 33312. Services: Monday through Friday 7:30 am.,
and sundown; Saturday, 9 am., sundown; Sunday 8 am., sundown. Rabbi Edward
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID 726-3688). 8675 W. McNab Rd., Tamarac.
33321. Services: Daily 8 am.; mincha 5 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 am. and 5:16 p.m. Rab-
bi Chaim Schneider. Congregation president: Herman Fleischer.
RAMAT SHALOM (472-3600), 11801 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 33826. Bar-
vices: Friday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday. 10 am. Rabbi Elliot Skiddsll. Cantor Bella
TEMPLE BET TIKVAH (471-8088), 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, 33321.
Services: Friday 8 p.m. Cantor Richard Brown.
TEMPLX BETH ORR (763-3232), 2161 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs, 33066. Ssr-
viess: Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 am. Rabbi Mark W. Gross.
Menorah Chapels, 2306 W. HUlsboro Blvd.. Deerfield Beach, 38441, Friday 8 p.m.
Rabbi Nathan H. Fish. Cantor Morris Levineon.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL(731-2310), 3245 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lake.,
33311. Senkea. Friday 8:16 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or celebration of Bar
Bat Mitsvab. RabW Jeffrey Ballon Cantor Rita Share.
TEMPLE EOL AMI (472-1988), 8200 Peters Rd., Plantation, 8SS24. Services: Fri-
day 8:16 p.m., Saturday 10:30 am. Rabbi Shiliin J. Harr. Cantor Frank
day night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3960 Coconut
Creek Parkway RabW Brace 8. Warsaal. Cantor Barbara Roberta.
TEMPLE BAT YAM (928-0410), McGaw Hall. 1400 N. Federal Hwy. (adjacent to
Second Presbyterian Church), Ft. Lauderdale, 33304. Service: Weekly on Friday
evenings at 8 p.m. Rabbi Lewis Littmaa.

Israel Bonds News
Friday, April 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
Pictured at the recent Palm Aire gala on behalf of the State of
Israel Bonds were from left, Rabbi Isadore Wein, C. Robert Blavr
and Gerald L. Freed, honorees, and Alan Orman.
Temple News
Temple Beth Israel, Deer-
field Beach, will celebrate
Israel's birthday this year with
a gala celebration on Thurs-
day, May 7 at 2 p.m. at the
Clubhouse Theater. Irving R.
Friedman and his crew are,
once again, responsible for the
program, which will include
Rabbi Joseph Langer of Beth
srael, Dr. Abraham J. Git-
telson, director of education of
the Central Agency for Jewish
Education, and Cantors Shab-
tai Ackerman and Moshe
Levinson and much more.
"Let all who are hungry
come and eat! Let all who are
in need share in the hope of
Passover!" These are the
words of the Haggadah which
inspired the Afikoman Pledge,
the Passover campaign of the
American Jewish World
Ramat Shalom, Reconstruc-
tionist Synagogue, Plantation,
is participating in the
Afikoman Pledge campaign to
raise funds for programs
fighting hunger and poverty
With Rhyme
and Reason
B'nai Mitzvah
When double Torah callings
Two Bimah stars that
shine.. .
When Jewish youth has come
of age:
Bar Mitzvahs in their
When two simchas are
For parents to enjoy;
Shepping naches all the while
For man, no longer boy ...
When Haftorah is intoned
By two and not just one,
And kiddush joys await us all
When Services are done ...
A pair of groupings in two
Midst camaraderie ...
A double scoop of Mazel Tov's
From friends and family ...
One Bar Mitzvah ritual
Of course, is very nice,
But what a special treat for us
When we have it twice!
Jack Gould
among families in Africa, Asia,
and Latin America. The cam-
paign, supported by the
organizations of the Conser-
vative, Reform, and
Reconstructionist Movements,
is raising funds for the
American Jewish World Ser-
vice, the international relief
and development organization
of the American Jewish
Funds raised through the
Afikoman Pledge will be
primarily used to support
AJWS's work in the critical
area of grain storage. In the
developing world, 20-40 per-
cent of harvested grain is lost
due to lack of inexpensive, ap-
propriate storage
technologies. Israeli scientists
have developed an extraor-
dinary new plastic grain silo
which, in Israel, has reduced
post-harvest grain loss in semi-
arid regions to less than .05
For further information
about the Afikoman Pledge,
contact Rabbi Elliot Skiddell
at Ramat Shalom, 11301 W.
Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL
33325, 472-3600 or the
American Jewish World Ser-
vice, 29 Commonwealth Ave.,
Boston, MA 02116 (617)
On Sunday morning, May 3
at 10 a.m. Temple Sha'aray
Tzedek, Sunrise Jewish
Center, will dedicate its newly
acquired Holocaust Memorial
Torah. This Torah, one of 1564
Scrolls recovered from the
Nazis after the war has its
origin in Czechoslovakia.
Special guest at this dedica-
tion will be Frank Steiner. Mr.
Steiner is a Czech Jew who has
donated his time and
assistance in distributing the
Holocaust Memorial Torahs
and after the distribution has
lectured on the history of
Czech Jewry and the
background of the towns
where these Torahs
The Nazis intended to use
the desecration as a symbol of
what was left of the exter-
minated Jewish people in
Rabbi Randall J.
Konigsburg, spiritual leader of
Temple Sha'aray Tzedek has
written a special sermon for
the precious legacy dedication.
Woodlands, were recently honored and
presented with the prestigious Gates of
Jerusalem Award at an Israel Bonds Cocktail
Party. Over 120 people attended making this
event the most successful to date. Pictured.
from left, Marvin Stein, IVRI chairman,
Woodlands; Jane and Leo Kaplan, honorees;
Minister Oded Eran, guest speaker; Robert
Adler, presentor of award to the Kaplans; and
Norman Heyman, chairman of the State of
Israel Bonds, Woodlands.
The Sunrise Jewish Center and the State of
Israel Bonds recently honored Rabbi Randall
J. Konigsburg at a Night in Israel. Pictured
from left, Dr. Leon t'eUman, Leonard
Goldman, Philip Nelson, Rabbi Konigsburg,
Nat Pearlman and Hy Silverman.
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Friday, April 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 13
Communitywide Holocaust Remembrance Day April 26
"I believe in the sun even
when it is not shining ... I
believe in love when feeling it
not ... I believe in G-d even
when He is silent." Those are
the words which appeared on
the walls of a cellar in Cologne,
Germany where Jews hid from
the Nazis.
On Sunday, April 26 at noon,
the entire community of North
Broward County is invited to
remember the six million mar-
tyrs who perished during the
Holocaust at the Federation's
annual "Yom Hashoah-
Holocaust Remembrance
Day," at Temple Beth Am,
7205 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Special guest speaker will be
famed Nazi hunter Beate
Klarsfeld, who will discuss her
one woman moral crusade
against Nazism entitled,
"Woman of Valor."
The day's program will in-
clude remarks by Temple Beth
Am president Pincus
Yacknowitz and Norman
Gitler, president of the
Holocaust Survivors of South
Also on the agenda will be
the presentation of the legacy
by a survivor, and the accep-
tance by a member of the se-
cond generation; a memorial
prayer led by Beth Am's Can-
tor Irving Grossman and the
saying of the Kaddish led by
Rabbi Elliot Skiddell of Ramat
Shalom and president of the
North Broward Board of
Serving on the Yom Hashoa
Coupon Redemption Seam Allegedly
Nets Millions of Dollars for PLO
coupon misredemption opera-
tion under investigation by the
U.S. Postal Service, allegedly
produced millions of dollars
tunneled to the Palestine
Liberation Organization.
The culprits allegedly stole
or bought newspaper coupon
inserts and redeemed them
through clearinghouses and
other retailers, according to a
report in Advertising Age, a
weekly trade publications.
The misredemption ring's
activities were first made
public in a Postal Service
"sting" operation in 1986
when coupons for a fictitious
insecticide, "Broach," ap-
peared in advertisements in
three Florida newspapers,
Advertising Age reporter
Maureen Glabman reported
from Miami. The sting was
part of an ongoing National
postal Service investigation
called "Operation Clip."
A spokesman for the
Hollywood, Fla., police depart-
ment, which became involved
through another case, was
quoted as saying that many of
those involved in the
misredemption attended PLO
meetings where PLO flyers
were passed out and PLO let-
terheads made available.
Julian Mack, a Dade County
assistant state's attorney
helped prosecute more than 70
local defendants in the coupon
scheme, Glabman reported.
"The principals, who were
predominantly Arab, were in-
volved with mostly Arab, but
Cuban and black merchants,
too, in a coupon-cutting rip-off
where coupons were not
redeemed in the usual man-
ner," Glabman reported Mack
as saying.
So far, one of the principal
figures, South Florida resident
Adnam Bahhur faces a two-
and-a-half year prison term.
It was Bahhur who bragged
on videotape to undercover
postal inspectors that more
than $90 million was ac-
cumulated nationally through
misredeemed coupons, Glab-
man reported. He bragged on
tape that he paid Zionist
groups such as Hadassah $5 a
pound for clipped coupons.
According to Postal Inspec-
tor Jeff Duplika, Bahhur had
associates doing the same
thing in other states. Cases are
Ending in Charleston, SC,
is Angeles, Tampa, Fla.,
Cleveland and other areas.
Hollywood polios spokesman
Paul Dungan said the Bahhur
family, which officials
estimated collected millions of
dollars, lived modestly "so the
money had to be going
somewhere and we suspect it
was going to the PLO,''Glab-
man reported.
Program Committee with
director Sam Martin are Isaak
Schlomkowitz, Rose Hersh,
David Geller, Percy P. Kaye,
Abe Saks, Arnold Shay,
Nathan Tyrkiel, and Leo
Weissman. Program con-
sultants include Rabbi Paul
Plotkin of Temple Beth Am
and Melissa Martin, director of
Community Relations for the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale.
Special thanks are extended
to the Minyanaires of Beth
Am, Levitt-Weinstein
Memorial Chapels for the
donation of the memorial
candles, the Jewish Communi-
ty Center for the use of the
Holocaust Menorah donated
by Joseph and Esther Milgron.
Sponsoring the program are
the Holocaust Survivors of
South Florida, Temple Beth
Am, the Community Relations
Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale and the North
Broward Board of Rabbis.
For information contact
Melissa Martin at the Federa-
tion, 748-8400.
Holocaust Memorial designed by Percy P. Kaye.


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Compiled by
Lori Ginsberg;
Federation 748-8400.
Laaderdale Oaks: 8:30 p.m.
show featuring Barbara
Velasco, Bill Mason and Misha.
Auditorium, 3060 NW 47 Terr.
733-9338 or 739-3150.
Community-Wide Yom
Hashoa: Noon. Speaker:
Beate Klarsfeld. Temple Beth
Am, 7205 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Margat. 748-8400.
Free Sons of Israel-Ft.
Lauderdale Lodge: 1-4 p.m.
Meeting. Nob Hill Rec. Center,
10400 Sunset Strip, Sunrise.
B'nai B'rith Women-Arbah
Chapter: 9:30 a.m. Paid-up
membership meeting.
Breakfast. Slide presentation,
"Light Seen Around the
World." Nob Hill Rec. Center.
Hadasaah-Pompano Beach
Chai Chapter: Noon. Annual
Donor Luncheon. Boca Pointe
Country Club. 782-0935.
WLI-Margate Chapter: 12:30
p.m. Meeting. Speakers: Larry
Schuval and Michele Levy.
Margate Teen Center, David
Temple Beth Israel-
Sisterhood and Men'a Club:
7:30 p.m. Show featuring Kol
Golan Duo and Israel and Ed-
na Rosen. At Temple.
Workmen's Circle No. 1046:
1 p.m. Meeting. Cantor Bella
Milim will entertain. Laud.
Lakes City Hail.
Na'amat USA-Broward
Council: Annual Donor Lun-
chen honoring Dorothy Rubin
as, "Woman of the Year."
Gert Aaron will speak. Crystal
Lakes Country Club.
B'nai B'rith Women-
Deerfield Chapter: 12:30 p.m.
Installation of officers. Temple
Beth Israel, D.B.
NCJW-Plantation Section:
10:30 a.m. Israeli Cafe. Dona-
tion $8. Deicke Aud.,
B'nai B'rith Women-N.
Broward Council: 1 p.m.
Meeting. Shari Medical
Hebrew Day School: Board
Shoahana Chapter: Noon.
Meeting. Somerset Phase I
Rec. Room.
Na'amat USA-Debra Club:
12:30 p.m. Meeting. Laud.
Lakes City Hall. 485-3699.
WLI-Coconut Creek Chapter:
9:30 a.m Meeting. Hyp-
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Tamarac Jewish Center.
Temple Emanu-El-
Sisterhood: 11:30 a.m. Annual
Donor Luncheon, Yesterday's.
Tamarac Jewish Center-
Sisterhood: Noon. Meeting.
At Temple.
Hadassah-L'Chayim Planta-
tion Chapter: Noon. Mini-
lunch and meeting. Deicke
Aud., Plantation. 473-6138.
Sunrise Jewish Center-
Sisterhood: 11:30 a.m. Lun-
cheon and card party. Cost $6.
At Temple. 741-9185.
ORT-Pine Island Chapter:
11:30 a.m. Meeting. Installa-
tion of officers Luncheon. In-
verrary Country Club.
ORT-Woodmont Chapter: 10
a.m. Luncheon and card party.
Larry Schuval will speak.
Woodmont Country Club.
JCC: Trip to N.Y. Through
May 3. 792-6700.
ORT-Lauderdale West
Chapter: Annual Ice Show.
West Palm Beach Aud. $15.
Hadassah-Ramaz Chapter: 8
p.m Game Night. 752-5286.
JCC: 9 p.m. Israel Memorial
Day program. 792-6700.
Temple Beth Orr: 7:30 p.m.
Annual Auction. Donation
$12.50. At Temple.
Oakbrook Village: 8 p.m.
Show featuring Ray Canale
and Adrienne Dussault. Dona-
tion $5. Clubhouse, 8200 SW
24 St. 722-0410.
Jewish Family Service:
JCC: 7:45 p.m. Concert by Kol
Golan to celebrate IID.
B'nai B'rith-Sands Point
Unit: 10 a.m. Meeting.
Tamarac Jewish Center.
Parents of N. American
Israelis: 2 p.m. Meeting. JCC,
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
NCJW-Gold Coast Section: 9
a.m.-noon. Meeting. Coconut
Creek Rec. Center.
WLI-Margate Chapter: 10
a.m. Meeting. Home of Goldie
Temple Emanu-El-
Sisterhood: board meeting.
B'nai B'rith Women-Arbah
Chapter: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Luncheon and card party.
Spaghetti Experience, Ft.
Lauderdale. Donation $6.
Temple Beth Israel, D.B.: 2
p.m. Israel's 39th Anniversary
Celebration. At temple.
B'nai B'rith Women-
Tamarac Chapter: Meeting
and book review.
B'nai B'rith Women-Sunrise
Chapter: Noon. Meeting.
Sunrise Lakes I Playhouse.
A Eulogy to Sallie Kaye
My dear daughter Sallie, of blessed memory, was born on
June 26,1956 in Brooklyn, New York. She inherited the in-
ner beauty, strength, kindness and unselfishness of her
mother, my dear wife Dora Kaye. She also had the
characteristics of her father: devotion to cause, determina-
tion, and undying love for Israel and the Jewish People.
She was a true child of the Holocaust. It was embodied in
her being. As a child she was never tired to hear reluctant
stories from her mother, of her 18 months in hell,
Auschwitz. My stories were of active resistance and fight
against the Nazis, including the liberation of Maidanek a
nightmare, pain and stench such as I will never forget. She
listened to our stories, her eyes filled with tears. She felt a
part of our great people, proud of our heritage.
At 16, she visited Israel, fell in love with our Homeland,
and decided to make Aliyah. Knowing about the dangers of
living in Israel, she said, "It's better to live a short mean-
ingful life in Israel, than a long boring in the Galuth." Was
that a prophecy?
At 18, she left, four months before us, to prepare herself
for college. Being very bright, she learned fluent Hebrew in
four months, and then entered Bar Ilan University. She
was loved and cherished by all.
Eight months after our Aliyah, our life's greatest
tragedy happened. On a visit to Eilat and the Dead Sea, her
car fell into a ravine and caught fire. Three of her friends
were pulled to safety with deep burns. She died an agoniz-
ing death, being burned alive.
Dearest Sallie! You are in our hearts and minds. We can-
not forget your angel-like face, your beautiful smile, your
golden hair, your blue eyes, the goodness of your nature,
the love you felt for Israel. What were you thinking of the
last minutes of your young life? Were you thinking of your
great grandfather, the Zadik, whose fate you shared, when
he died on Yom Kippur day 1941, in the Zychlin ghetto,
when the Nazis poured gasoline over his head, burning him
alive as he cried out "Shma Israel." Or did you think of
your grandmother, who died in childbirth, leaving your
father motherless, at the age of 19 years and 10 months, on
the same exact day and age? How could fate play out such a
macabre coincidence?
The ashes of your holy, innocent body joined the ones of
your entire family, at Cnelmno, Treblinka, and Auschwitz.
You are resting on a beautiful hill, on a Haifa cemetery,
with a view toward the Carmel Mountain and the blue
waters of the Mediterranean, in your homeland, Israel
which you loved so much. Sleep well child of the Holocaust
true daughter of Israel.
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Friday, April 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 15
At Federation's Elderly Programs...
The Gold Coast Council of
the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization is currently mak-
ing plans for its 1987 Sprint
Conation to hWd M.%-1 ff,M5 fHSSt
at the Airport Hilton in West
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization is the oldest and
Palm Beach. The theme for the
annual event, which should at-
tract 175 Jewish teens from
area chapters, will be "Enter a
World of Pure Imagination."
The wegb&id will include slide
shows, speaks and discussion
groups centered around this
theme, as well as various other
religious, social and athletic
programs. The annual Conven-
tion is being coordinated by
the Council's Vice Presidents
Lawrence Lambert and Lisa
tion in the world and is open to
all Jewish teens ages 14-18.
The Gold Coast Council con-
sists of 20 chapters throughout
North Dade, Broward and
Palm Beach counties. Anyone
who would like to find out
more about BBYO and its ac-
tivities should call Jerome
Kiewe or William Rubin at
581-0218 or 925-4135.
BBYO is a beneficiary of the
annual Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
The Gathering Place, Kosher Nutrition program and the JCC
recently hosted a production crew for a pending television series
called, "Seniors." Producer Kevin Dawkins and his staff came
from New York to focus on the Medivan during its visit to the
Federation programs in March.
Winnie Silvers and Joseph
Maharam waltz to the music at
the Gathering Place.
BBYO Adopts AIDS Program
Expressing concern over the
growing incidence of AIDS
around the world, teen leaders
of the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization (BBYO) voted to
adopt an informational cam-
paign on AIDS as the focus of
their programming concerns
for the coming year.
According to Mariene Zakai,
BBYO's international pro-
gram director, the youth will
conduct activities both within
the organization and the
general community to en-
courage the prevention of
Said, Zakai, "BBYO is join-
ing the rest of the world in
educating people about their
vulnerability to AIDS. It is our
hope that we make strides in
preventing even one person
from becoming an AIDS
The new program was
adopted during the annual
mid-winter meeting of
BBYO's International Ex-
ecutive Boards in Washington.
Nearly 100 youths, represen-
ting BBYO's 37 regions in the
United States and Canada and
the districts of England and
Ireland, continental Europe,
and Israel were in attendance
at the five-day meeting.
Elsie Greenberg and Morris
Krauss took the lead in singing
during an afternoon of fun at
the Gathering Place.
Dateline Haifa
Samaritan Looking For A 'Good Samaritan'
Continued from Page 4-
its inception in 1969, soon
after the Six-Day War re-
established contact between
the two branches of the sect, it
has been published fortnightly,
without interruption, and we
were handed issue No. 427. A
typical 36-page issue, publish-
ed in English, modern Hebrew
and the ancient Hebrew script
which the Samaritans have
preserved, covers a wide span
of topics, ranging all the way
from social news (marriages,
births), sport news (the doings
of the popular Israel soccer
teams), to historical and
religious items.
Since 67 percent of the com-
munity are between the ages
of 1 and 26, there is a surge of
youthful feeling and of nope
for the future. They are
already planning expansion,
new cultural activities, con-
struction of community
facilities and, through their
newly established Institute for
Samaritan Studies, long-
delayed research into the
thousands of ancient
manuscripts which have been
preserved in their closed
libraries, some for several
thousand years. They claim to
have the oldest known music in
the world, not yet fully
"We are not the last 530 of
the Samaritan people,"
Benyamim Tsedaka told us
proudly, "but the first 530 ot a
people who will yet again
return to their ancient glory."
This deep feeling of pride, in-
stilled in their youth from the
earliest age, is what has
prevented assimilation out of
their faith, he maintained. In
the past 40 years, only 2 per-
cent of their members have
left them.
The late president of Israel,
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, was in large
measure responsible for rescu-
ing the Samaritans from
obscurity and disappearance.
Now they are hopeful, in
Tsedaka's words, that
somewhere out there is some
"good Samaritan" who will
take an interest in them, and
help them preserve their rich
historical heritage.
The Samaritans in Holon
dress and look like Israeli
Jews; they speak Hebrew.
They work at normal occupa-
tions. Their children attend
public schools, and take an in-
terest in sports. Meeting them,
one would never know that he
is in the presence of the
smallest sect in the world, now
making a comeback.
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The David Posnack Hebrew Day School Committed to Excellence
According to Jewish law and
tradition, it is incumbent upon
every father to educate his
children. If he himself cannot
teach his child then he is
obligated to find a school that
will fulfill his parental obliga-
tions. The David Posnack
Hebrew Day School serves the
Broward County area as the
source of outstanding Jewish
The David Posnack Hebrew
Day School fully accredited by
the Association of Indepen-
dent Schools of Florida, was
founded in 1974 by a group of
concerned parents seeking a
superior general studies pro-
gram and Judaic education
with a strong emphasis on
Jewish identity.
The Hebrew Day School
creates a world filled with
knowledge and concern for
others. Preparing children to
be the leaders of tomorrow is
perpetuated through in-
dividualized, innovative
dynamic and creative efforts
of the Hebrew Day School
philiosophic implementation.
It is here at this community
day school that each and every
child does work and achieves
his/her fullest potential. Ex-
cellence in education is the
pursuit; the child at the
Hebrew Day School is the
most valuable commodity in
this educational process.
Staff members of the Day
School are certified by the
State of Florida and are ex-
perienced educators. Hebrew
teachers are licensed through
the Central Agency of Jewish
Education. Members of the
faculty hold or are working
toward advanced degrees.
Limited class size makes
possible a student-teacher
Lenore and Sol Schulman
stand on the future site of the
David Posnack Hebrew Day
School, located on the Perlman
Campus. Mr. Schulman has
been instrumental in assisting
the Day School with the plann-
ing of the rm building slated to
open for the 1987-88 school
year. The new building will
house the entire student body
8-year-olds through eighth
ratio that lends itself to the in-
dividualized attention
necessary to challenge the stu-
dent's development and in-
tellectual potential.
The three-year-old and four-
year-old Pre-Kindergarten
programs enroll children who
are three and four years of age
by December 31. This depart-
ment is staffed by degreed
faculty and aides, where
necessary, to provide an ap-
propriate student-teacher
ratio. The program is
developmental and provides
for the social and/or learning
needs of all children at their
own rate of development.
The first through fifth grade
How do we explain such evil as
the Holocaust to our children?
New York Times
The book sits on the kitchen table, surrounded by crayons
and slips of homework. For days now the children nave
returned to it, asked questions, stared at the pictures.
"Why is this man in a cart?" my son asks. His sister stops
working a math problem to listen.
"Because," I say, taking a deep breath, "they are taking
him to a concentration camp. Because they were Nazis and
he was Jewish."
"But why is he in a cart?" he asks again. This is the child
who thinks facts equal understanding.
"Because they want to humiliate him."
"But why do they want to humiliate him if they are going
to kill him anyway?"
There is a pause, because the shocking matter-of-factness
of that one stops me cold. Finally: "Because if they treat
him like an animal, they can do what they are doing. If they
remember he is human they won't be able to do it."
"But why are they doing it?"
Because, because, because.
"I don't know," I say.
Is that a good enough answer for an 8- and a 10-year-old?
Have I told them too little? Too much?
The book on the kitchen table is "Anne Frank: The Diary
of a Young Girl." The week before, at a children's
bookstore, I pried it out of the Judaica section while they
scrounged for Judy Blumes and biographies of American
The stark black and white photograph of Anne Frank's
face stares out with the same luminous gravity that it had
30 years ago. I found out about the Holocaust at age 9, do-
ing a fourth-grade report on Israel. I became a Zionist on
the spot. Anne Frank's diary is, as I recall ft, a wonderful
book, full of personal, girlish detail. It is a good place to
What I didn't count on was my son's curiosity an
unadorned, primitive factuality combined with what is,
finally, the innocence he shares with his sister. They can
talk about death and pain, but they are not ready to let it
Cmtiiied on Following Page
Purim play was a huge success
at the David Posnack Hebrew
Day School Playing Queen
Esther is Stephanie Saster,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff
Saster and Evan Mazin son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Mazin,
who is playing Mordecai.
Responsible for this outstan-
ding performance were Arlene
Solomon, music teacher, and
Cindy Zwerner.
levels meet with their regular
general studies and home
room teacher as well as with
the Hebrew teacher for formal
instruction in Hebrew
language and Bible. Each
group has a specified time to
cover all aspects of Judaic
studies. Emphasis is placed on
reading and math skills, and
these programs are in-
dividualized to meet the needs
of each child. In addition, small
group instruction and discus-
sion/exploration take place in
social studies and science.
"Hands-on" approach is
evidenced in the curriculum
In the upper grades a
greater emphasis is on
academic and skill perfor-
mance. Individualized pro-
grams in language and math,
as well as special groupings in
Hebrew, provide for individual
needs of each child. The
Hebrew staff works with these
groups to structure a complete
Judaic program. Advances in
social studies and science are
included in the large group
study units. The children
utilize innovative science labs
and materials at this level. At
all levels a regular program of
music and physical education
are scheduled in the student's
In August, 1982, the Hebrew
Day School inaugurated their
Middle School. The Middle
School offers a diversified,
strong academic program in a
warm, caring environment to
foster positive growth during
early adolescence. 4n addition
to the basic core subjects such
as English, Math, Science and
Social Studies, the course of
study includes enrichment
areas in Spanish, Computers,
and Creative Thinking. A full
gamut of PE activities com-
plements the overall program.
The Judaic aspect of the
Hebrew Day School program
differentiates it from other
fine private school educations.
The Hebrew Language and a
full program of Judaic-Hebraic
learning experiences are in-
tegrated into the general
studies program. Children
gain deep insights into the
teachings of Judaism and
develop an appreciation of the
values and ideas expressed in
the modern and classical
literature of the Jewish people.
Agency Focus
Pictured in front of the site that will soon be the new David
Posnack Hebrew Day School building are, from Ufi, Tema Fried-
man, Day School assistant director, and Fran Merenstein, direc-
tor of the Day School.
A major emphasis is placed on
Hebrew as it is spoken in
Israel, as well as on Israeli
culture and history. Special
emphasis is placed on Jewish
value, history, law and Israel.
Children are prepared for their
Bar-Bat Mitzvah and readily
adjust to their individual Tem-
ple's policies.
Of special note is the fact
that the children in grades
two-four will have a new
language arts program in
Hebrew. Tal Sela is a Hebrew
language arts curriculum
which is a thematic program
integrating Jewish concepts,
Hebrew literature, language
and grammar. The program
will expand to the second-
fifths grades next school year.
To meet the ever-increasing
enrollment the David Posnack
Hebrew Day School has em-
barked on a building cam-
paign. The new facility will
house classrooms, office space,
and a complete media center
for both the library, audio-
visual equipment and com-
puter. The new building is
slated to open for the 87/88
school year. It is being design-
ed by noted architect, Fred
The school is a member of the
Federation "Family of Agen-
cies" funded by ike annual
FederationlUJA campaign.
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Yom Yerushalayim Celebration May 27
The fourth annual Yom
Yerushalayim celebrating 20
years of the reunification of
Jerusalem will be held on
Wednesday, May 27, at Tem-
ple Beth Torah, 9101 N.W. 57
St. Tamarac. A dynamic pro-
gram of special activities
which impact upon Jerusalem
and the Jewish people today
will be sponsored by the North
Browara Midrasha of the Cen-
tral Agency for Jewish Educa-
tion of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Fee for the day will be $6.50
per person which includes
lunch. Registration will be at
9:30 am. The Program will
begin at 10 a.m. and conclude
at 3 p.m. Those interested in
participating in Yom
Yerushalayim are requested to
send a check for $6.50 made
payable to CAJE to Central
Agency for Jewish Education
P.O. Box 26810, Tamarac, FL
All registration should be at
the CAJE office by May 20.
The $6.50 per person registra-
tion includes lunch. There will
be no money take at the door
as lunch has to be ordered in
The program will include the
presentation of the colors in-
cluding the flag of Jerusalem,
proclamations from Tamarac
to Jerusalem, and greetings
Row Do We Explain Such Evil
as the Holocaust to our Children?
Continued from Preceding Page
frighten them; it is all theory.
And I didn't expect my own impassioned, grief-stricken
reacquaintance with the character of Anne Frank herself.
Reading her delightful, prescient entries again, I begin to
grasp who she was with adult awe.
I see her as a child, close in age to my own daughter,
vulnerable, tragic not only because she is a Jew but because
she is Anne Frank. The Holocaust only gets worse. New
stories come to light, and adult understanding burns old
ones deeper.
How do we explain such things? How do we speak, the
unspeakable to our children, tell them that people can be so
cruel, so monstrous? How, as parents in a society that tries
to be humane, do we tell our children that evil exists, that it
is human and then help them accept and absorb the
Would it be harder to tell my children about the
Holocaust if we were Jewish? Certainly if it is anguish for
those of us who are not Jewish, how much more awful and
wrenching must it be for those who have to say: Given the
wrong time and the wrong people, it could be you, because
you are ours.
But for those of us who are not Jewish, and who care
deeply, guilt shoulders its way to the center of the
shambles, a burden that cannot ever be fully relieved. How
did people like us let such a thing happen?
We reach inward to examine our hearts with tentative,
light fingers; our eyes are already averted, afraid of the
darkness. Would we, if our society decided to start roun-
ding up Jews (or another vulnerable minority), have the
courage, like the king and population of Denmark, to wear
yello stars en masse:
My answer is yes, but children complicate the equation. It
would be harder to defy obscene injustice if they might suf-
fer as a result. Would I act quickly enough?
A friend (yes, she is Jewish) likens this to survivors* guilt:
non-Jews feel guilty because they too escaped the storm
troopers. After all, she points out, the Nans killed many
others besides Jews: homosexuals, Catholics, Poles, gyp-
sies, Russians, intellectuals, the handicapped. My number
would have come up, several times.
But liny guilt is not based on secret gladness. Genocide
was not invented by the Nazis, nor has it disappeared with
them. My fear is that if it started to happen again, I would
fail to stop it.
The hope is that guilt is its own cure. Enough guilt makes
some kinds of evil unthinkable. Guilt starts with education.
Education begins, like charity, at home.
As it happened, the questions started even before we got
home. Driving away from the bookstore, the children found
Anne Frank's diary and asked what had happened to her.
"She died."
In the rearview mirror I saw my daughter flinch. Her
brother asked: "How?"
"I think she died of illness, but maybe she was gassed."
And then I was weeping, because this is terrible news to
tell anyone, especially a child. Because having chUdren
makes me more cautious, and will until they are old enough
to make their own sacrifices. Because for the first time
since the fourth grade while driving along a tree-lined
street in an American suburb I knew how decent people
might let horror engulf them: through fear for ones they
"Mommy, don't cry," my daughter said. She wasi right: it
is hard to steer straight in traffic when fear blurs the way.
from the Consul General from
the State of Israel.
Highlighted on the program
will be the events and ac-
tivities of past and future
World Zionist Congresses.
There will be a presentation on
the Jerusalem program and
the oath to Jerusalem.
Rabbi Kurt Stone and Judy
Stone will present an original
dramatic presentation on
David Ben-Gurion along with
music and song of Jerusalem.
Included in the day will be
displays and books of
Jerusalem along with films.
Participating institutions in
the North Broward Midrasha
are: Temples Beth Am, Beth
Israel, Beth Israel of Deerfield
Beach, Beth Orr, Beth Torah,
Emanu-El, Sholom, Sha'aray
Tzedek, Ramat Shalom,
Hebrew Congregation of
Lauderhill, Liberal Jewish
Temple of Coconut Creek,
Southeastern Region United
Synagogue of America, Jewish
Community Center, Circle of
Yiddish Clubs, Workman's
Circle, Brandeis University
Women, Congregation Beth
Hill, Temple Bet Tikvah, and
Omega Condominium. For fur-
ther information, call Helen
Weisberg at 748-8400.
THE SECOND ANNUAL Donor Luncheon of the Women's
League for Israel, Coconut Creek Chapter was held recently at the
Boca Sheraton Hotel. Chairing the luncheon was Muriel Plotkin.
Pictured, from left, Lee Paxson, presidium ofWLI; Regina Wer-
miel, presidium of WLI; and Muriel Plotkin, luncheon chair.
Newswlre/Florida ~*
SAWGRASS EXPRESSWAY travelers and others who
drive through the temporary detour at State Road 84 and
136th Avenue in Southwest Broward will benefit soon from
changes in the traffic pattern there. The changes are due to
go into effect shortly. The changes will result in faster
movement of traffic through the intersection, the tem-
porary route between the Sawgrass Expressway to the
north and 1-75 southbound until a connecting interchange
is built.
SENATOR TOM McPherson and Representative Tom
Gustafson have opened an additional district office in order
to accommodate their constituents. The new legislative of-
fice is located at 1026 NW 6th St., Ft. Lauderdale. The
phone number is 763-2130.
Remember the past, as EL AL takes you back to your roots in
Eastern Europe. You'll be able to tour places like Budapest,
Warsaw and Prague. More important, you'll be able to discover
your heritage. Then, rejoice in the future as EL AL takes you
forward to Israelsymbol of the Jewish spirit reborn.
For more information about EL AL's new Jewish Heritage Tours
to Eastern Europe and Israel, see your travel agent or call EL AL at
1-800-ELALSUN (1-800-352-5786).
The AirSne of Israel
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'Volunteers for Israel9 Programs
Gen. Davidi Tours USA for Special Recruits
"Working side-by-side, em-
bracing Israeli brethren,
enhancing the perception of
American Jewry, are the
wonderful revelations that
come from being a part of the
Volunteers for Israel
These were the words of
retired General Aharon
Davidi, chairman, Interna-
tional Volunteers for Israel,
who was on a three week ex-
tensive tour of the United
States last month, to relate the
importances of the special
humanitarian program
available to Jewish
After meeting with officials
from the Miami Jewish com-
munity, General Davidi and
North Broward County VFI
regional coordinator, Ben
Dinkes of Coconut Creek,
presented reports to the
Federation leadership and
other community groups dur-
ing the South Florida stay.
Headquarters in Tel Aviv,
the program is currently
recruiting volunteers from ten
countries including North
America, South America,
Europe, South Africa and in
the near future, Australia.
Davidi who is known as the
'Father of the Israeli
Paratrooper Corps', related a
heartfelt story concerning a
young Catholic French
volunteer girl, who at the age
of 17 was so impressed with
Lending a Helping Hand
American way.
the program's work, that even
though she had lost her legs in
a horrible train accident, work-
ed in a wheelchair cleaning
military tanks and other
military apparatus. Pascale
Berkovitch eventually made
Aliyah to Israel and became a
spokesperson in her native
France resulting in the recruit-
ment of some 200 students to
VFI. Her dedication to Israel
was complete when she attend-
ed the Yeshiva, converted to
Judaism and currently lives in
a kibbutz where she works full-
time on special machines.
Both Davidi and Dinkes
stressed the upcoming VFI In-
ternational Convention to be
Elie Wiesel to Address
Rare Joint Session of
Florida Legislature
Nobel prize laureate Elie
Wiesel will address a rare
Joint Session of the Florida
House of Representatives,
Senate Cabinet, and Supreme
Court, on Thursday, May 7, at
11 a.m. in the House of
Representatives Chamber.
Wiesel is coming to
Tallahassee at the invitation of
Speaker Jon Mills and the
Florida Association of Jewish
Federations. The annual
Federation Tallahassee day is
also planned for May 7.
Special VIP seating will be
arranged for Federation
leaders and community
members. This historic event
will be one of the most exciting
and significant activities in re-
cent years. A luncheon will
follow Elie Wiesel's awe in-
spiring address.
A full day's program is being
planned to compliment Elie
Wiesel's address. Critical
issues of concern to our com-
munity will be discussed at a
Legislative Symposium in the
morning and afternoon of May
7. Participants will also have
an opportunity to meet in-
dividually with their respective
Representatives and Senators.
Federation Board members
as well as key leadership in-
cluding, attending from Fort
Lauderdale will be Brian J.
Sherr, Federation president;
Alan Becker,. Daniel Cantor,
Barbara K. Wiener, Irving
Libowsky, Deoorah F. Hahn,
Bart Weismai, Joel and Pearl
Reinstein, Alvera A. Gold,
Sen. Sam Greenberg, Al Ef-
Elie Wiesel
frat, Richard Entin, Fran
Klauber, Kay Fleisher, Burt
Levinson, Rabbi Kurt Stone,
Cookie Berman, Marsha Levy,
Marsha Steinfeld, Marsha
Feldman, Alan and Elaine
Cohn, Larry Behar, executive
director Kenneth Bierman,
and Melissa Martin, Federa-
tion's CRC director.
held July 6-8 and the National
Convention, July 9-10 in
Jerusalem, which will feature
as guest of honor Israel presi-
dent Chaim Herzog.
Highlights will include the first
election in five years of of-
ficers for the U.S. board, and
the presentation of very
special people, like the Ethio-
pian Jew who marched 600
miles through the desert to
come to the promised land, and
the volunteers who have gone
to Israel for what will be their
twelfth tour.
Since the establishment of
the program, more than
10,000 men and women have
joined hand-in-hand with their
Israel brethren in this all-
important work, showing that
American Jewry really cares,
not only through their heart-
felt generosity but their
friendship and concern," said
the general. He continued
"We are proud to say that
some 500 people have made
Aliyah because of this pro-
found time spent there."
Locally, Florence Siegel,
Federation assistant con-
troller, has signed for the
three-week tour and will be
leaving the end of June.
Dinkes indicated that for the
first time, direct flights will
emanate from Miami to Israel
beginning with the May 4-10
period and again on June 29.
For further information con-
cerning VFI programs, call the
VFI office, Jewish Community
Center, 6501 W. Sunrise
Blvd., Plantation at 792-6700
on Monday, Tuesday Thursday
or Friday from 1-3 p.m.
Israel is 39
Member of the Holocaust Survivors
of South Florida
Thirty-nine years ago, on the 58th day of Yiar, correspon-
ding with the 14th day of May, 1948, the State of Israel was
born. Ten minutes later, President Truman gave orders to
recognize the State. The Soviet Union soon followed.
This anniversary of independence we are celebrating
now, we are celebrating with joy as well as with tears
remembering the darkest period in our history, the
Symbolically our joy of independence follows Vom
Hashoa, as the legendary mythical phoenix bird arose from
its ashes to a new life, so did the eternal Jewish people in
our homeland. In a way, we, the Holocaust Survivors and
remnants of the once great European Jewish community,
are orphans, and ironically, we are the luckiest and pro-
udest, because we witnessed an historical event.:o }li
The accomplishments of Israel in 39 years, whichis still
fighting for its survival, are so numerous in every way;
science, medicine, technology and agriculture.
We Jews, in our greatest moments of joy celebrating the
birth of our nation, shed tears honoring those who made
this dream come true.
It may be too late for our martyrs and heroes who perish-
ed in the Holocaust, but it is not too late for our future
generations. We still believe that the light will shine for us,
where reason will prevail over hatred. We are united in
We are our brother's keepers, and responsible for one
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Our price includes port charges,
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Our Senior's fare, 55 years and
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we're giving Senior Citizens a
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SeaEscape departs Miami every day
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And when your club or homeowners
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So don't miss our special Senior
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Friday, April 24, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 19
Federation 20th Anniversary
Committee Agenda
Working to achieve com-
munitywide gala festivities,
more than 15 North Broward
residents met April 6 at the
West Oakland Park Federa-
tion offices to plan the Federa-
tion's 20th Anniversary
Under the chair of Ludwik
Brodzki, Federation's first
president, the men and women
have set the wheels in motion
for a number of programs,
events and meetings in honor
of remarkable achievements
accomplished by the Jewish
community's central organiza-
tion for the past two decades.
Brodzki indicated that with
the advent of this special pro-
gramming, the community's
22-areas will come together in
the planning, implementation
and organization to take place
in the Fall.
Among the area represen-
tatives attending were:
Plantation Kenneth B.
Bierman, Marsha Levy,
Dorothy Rubin;
Oceanside Ludwik and
Pola Brodzki, Jacob Brodzki,
Hildreth Levin, John Streng,
Joe Novick;
'Never Give Up,'
MOSCOW "Never give
up, never give up," Secretory
of State George Shultz told a
gathering of Jewish refuseniks
at a Passover Seder here
Shultz told the 40 refuseniks
invited to the Seder at the U.S.
Ambassador's residence that
Americans are praying for
them. Among the refuseniks
was Vladimir Slepak to whom
Shultz presented a photograph
of his grandchildren that
Slepak's son, Alexander, gave
him in Washington.
Shultz told the unusual
gathering, which appeared to
be a demonstration of U.S.
support for Soviet Jewish
emigration demands, that the
Soviet Union "must do more,"
at the same time that he
acknowledged that several
Jewish dissidents had been
released from prison recently.
"More fcslitical prisoners
should be released," he stated
Moscow to begin talks with
Soviet Foreign Minister
Eduard Shevardnadze. In ad-
dition to raising the Soviet
Jewish emigration issue,
Shultz almost at the start
spoke sharply to Shevardnadze
about Soviet spying at the
newly-constructed U.S. Em-
bassy in Moscow.
Their initial meeting was
characterized by extreme stiff-
ness. The two men shook
hands only after
photographers urged them to
do so before their cameras.
New Jewish Day School opening
Sept. '87 In Boca Raton. Early
childhood axparlonca, shomar
n. / Anniversary
The Tradition Continues...
Tamarac Daniel Cantor;
Coral Springs Don
Lauderhill Deborah Hahn;
Boca Raton Alvera Gold
Other committee members
are William Katzberg,
Margate; Walter Bernstein
and Gladys Daren, Tamarac;
Linda Streitfeld. Joel and
Pearl Reinstein, Plantation;
Steven Lewin, Oceanside; and
Barbara Wiener,
Among some of the
highlights of the celebration
will be a specially produced
video tape chronicling the 20
years; luncheon and dinner,
cultural events including a
tour of the world-famous
Auschwitz exhibit coming to
South Florida this Fall, and
Federation Shabbats held
throughout the area
synagogues and congrega-
tions. In addition, a com-
prehensive print and elec-
tronic media campaign will be
launched in an effort to reach
the entire community.
Brodzky announced the com-
mittee assignments and called
for a further report meeting to
be held in six weeks.
Sherwia H. Ro.en.tein, Executive
Happy Birthday
Jewish Family Service!
For 25 years we have been
the turning point in the lives of
many individuals and families,
through our much needed com-
munity based programs. On
May 3, 1987 we will be
celebrating our 25th Birthday.
We invite you, the members of
our community to join us for
dining and dancing at our 25th
be partying from 6 p.m. until
at the Holiday Inn Planta-
tion. Cost is $30 per person,
reservations are required. For
more information, please call
Laurie B. Workman, MSW at
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"sugar snap -tm" Snap Peas. Though the product is
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