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The Jewish Floridian of greater Ft. Lauderdale
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Issue for Jan. 9, 1976 called v.4, no. 27 but constitutes v.5, no. 1; issue for July 7, 1989 called v.18, no. 11 but constitutes v.18, no. 13.

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{)' OF GREATER FORT LAUDE
Volume 16 Number 14
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, June 5,1987
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Prh'f :i:t (*-iils
The Federation -A People Business in Action
Sheldon S. Polish Elected President for North Broward Jewry
Sheldon S. Polish
At The Helm .
World News

LYON A temporary
museum of the Holocaust
was formally opened here to
stand for the duration of the
trial of Klaus Barbie as a
reminder of the horrors of
Auschwitz, Treblinka and
other death camps where
French Jews were deported
45 years ago on the orders
of the then Gestapo chief
known as the "butcher of
Lyon.'
MONTREAL Jerusalem
Mayor Teddy Kollek joined
22,500 Montrealers in the
annual "march to
Jerusalem," a 15-mile run to
raise money for Israel.
Kollek and the runners
passed through downtown"
Montreal stopping at rest
points named for Israeli
sites including Tel Aviv,
Jerusalem, Haifa, Safed and
Masada.
Inside
Theatre Party... page 3
Dateline: Haifa... paga 4
Poanack Bldg-----paga 14
JFS Annual Meeting ...
paga 19
The work of the local
agencies and beneficiaries in
Greater Fort Lauderdale's
22-area community is the
cornerstone of the Jewish
Federation, and with that in
mind, the Jewish com-
munity's major central
organization has elected
Plantation's Sheldon S.
Polish as the new president
for the 1987-'88 term.
Installed before a gather-
ing of more than 300 men,
women and children, Polish
was presented with the
gavel from immediate past
president Brian J. Sherr at
the Annual Meeting and In-
stallation held Thursday
evening, May 28, in the new
Gymnasium at the Jewish
Community Center campus
in Plantation.
No stranger in the field of
community and philan-
thropic endeavor, Polish has
been a leading member of
the community since coming
to South Florida.
A partner in the accoun-
ting firm of Fort Lauder-
dale's Ernst and Whinney
at One Financial Plaza, he is
renowned as one of the
area's most respected cer-
tified public accountants,
appearing frequently as a
guest consultant on national
and local television news
programs.
The former Federation
executive vice president,
Continued on Page 6-
Brian J. Sherr
Immediate Past
President
Building Community 1987-W Officers
Harold L. Oshry
Executive
Vice President
Daniel Cantor
Vice President
Alvera Gold
Vice President
Alan Levy
Vice President
Mark Levy
Vice President
Steven Lewin
Vice President
Irving Libowsky
Vice President
Sol Schulman
Secretary
Alan Becker
Assistant Secretary
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Gladys Daren
Treasurer
Walter Bernstein
Assistant Treasurer
Spotlight on Tallahassee Special Session ...
Elie Wiesel Twentieth Century Prophet
Kenneth B. Bierman
Executive Director
Saa paga 7 for
Board of Directors
By DEBORAH
FULLER HAHN
Tallahassee, May 7, 1987
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too late .. maybe even too
late for us. but not too late
for our children. It is for the
children that we must
remember."
The winner of the 1986
Nobel Prize for Peace, visited
Florida on May 7. A 66-year-
old survivor of Auschwitz and
Buchenwald, he has devoted
his life to writing and talking
about the despairs of the past
and the concerns of the pre-
sent. Nobel Laureate Ehe
Wiesel addressed a joint ses-
sion of the Florida
Legislature, before going to
France to testify against the
Nazi killer, Klaus Barbie. As
the preeminent spokesman
for six million Jewish victims
of the Holocaust, he brought
a message that must never be
forgotten. Here are the
words of Elie Wiesel:
"We have come here to join
memories, yours and mine.
We have a commitment not to
allow the past to be erased. It
is the past that is actually the
basis of civilization. It is
possible to build with
memory. I must confess to
you, that even though I have
devoted my entire adult life
to keep memories at a certain
level, I find it difficult to tell
you... to translate them into
words. There are no words.
The enemy has succeeded, at
least in one area. By pushing
the crimes to its outer limits,
the enemy has deprived the
victims of the language to
describe them. Hence our
dilemma. How does one talk?
And how does one NOT talk?
How does one remember,
Anniversary Mission To Israel-
when every memory could
crush us? The guilt of not
remembering could equally
crush us."
"What would future
generations say about ours, if
they would discover, that we
who were there, and you, who
knew those who were there
... have done little or
nothing to remember those
who did not return? This is
the last generation which
makes it possible for sur-
vivors to speak and for the
criminals to be brought to
justice. By the year 2000, who
knows what the situation will
look like. Now a Kurt
Waldheim is put on a special
list. The Barbie trial, opening
in France and the Demanuk
trial, that has been going on
in Israel, will make a dif-
Continued on Page 9-


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, June 5, 1987
There Is No Time Limit For Our Brethren ...
Federation/UJA The Cornerstone of the People
By SHELDON S. POLISH
Federation President and 1987
General Chairman
What we have achieved in
the past months has indeed
been gratifying and provided
the life-enhancing, life
enriching work to be carried
on by the Federation/United
Jewish Appeal campaign s fif
ty plus agencies and
beneficiaries.
For that we are all the better
for it, and how wonderful it
feels to know that we were
there, we were counted and we
were involved. Involved in an
undertaking that only we as
Jews can truly understand.
For this is our right and our
privilege to meet the
challenges that face our brave
people. We must all remember
that the challenges of tomor-
row are not the same as the
challenges of yesterday
Philanthropy is no longer a
kindly lady with a turkey in the
basket and a bucket of coal,
Education is no longer a
cheder for poor kids. Address-
ing the challenge, this year's
Federation/United Jewish Ap-
peal has raised more than $6.5
million and will allocate
millions of dollars to help tens
of thousands of Jewish men,
women and children here at
home, in Israel and worldwide.
But more than mechanisms
and money. Federation means
people, it means Tzedekah, it
means social justice and it
means helping our fellow man
and strengthening our
community.
With more than 30,000
"investors" who are our con-
tributors, Federation takes a
hard look at the use of its
dollars through the allocation
and planning process. Federa-
tion assists community agen-
cies in addressing critical
issues and in solving program-
matic problems throughout the
community.
We are truly unique. As we
begin the start of our 20th
year in this North Broward
community, we look ahead to
Looking to their brethren for hope and heartfelt antcem.
Freedom to learn our Jewish
heritage.
our task of enhancing the
quality of life for the many
residents in our 22-areas
through a wide variety of
humanitarian programs and
services.
Abroad, through our com-
mitment to world Jewry, our
concerns center on the chang-
ing needs of Israel and the
Jewish world. Since the
establishment of the State of
Israel, world Jewry has made
available more than 8 billion
dollars for services provided
through the Jewish Agency,
the main arena of Israel-
Diaspora relations. The
Greater Fort Lauderdale's
Jewish community has played
a significant role in our part-
Local Jewish
Student Israel Quiz
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Twenty-one students from
four of the Jewish schools of
North Broward participated in
the exciting "Knowledge of
Israel Quiz as part of the
celebration of Israel In-
dependence Day at the JCC on
Sunday, May 17.
The test was administered in
a "College Bowl" format, with
three students at a time from
each of schools vying against
each other in knowledge of the
culture, history and politics of
the city of Jerusalem, which
was the theme of the test in
light of this year marking the
20th anniversary of the
reunification of the city in the
1967 War.
Sue different competitions
were held between the schools
involved; Temples Beth Am,
Beth Israel, Beth Orr and the
Hebrew Day School. The
students were required to
Russian immigrants beginning
a new life.
nership with the Jewish
Homeland. Over the years, we
have helped with the develop-
ment of new rural settlements,
the education and training of
youth, the absorption of im-
migrants, housing and urban
revitalization under Project
Renewal.
Our Community missions
programs have provided many
of us with a look at both pro-
gress and needs in Israel and
Caring for our elderly when they
Eastern Europe. We invite
you to see for yourself and join
us on our historic 20th An-
niversary Community Mission
to Israel this Fall, and be a
part of the extraordinary
Federation October board
meeting held in Jerusalem.
Since coming to South
Florida, I have become a part
of the spirit that has
permeated in our young and
growing community. I have
watched the dedicated and
tireless work of scores of
volunteers who have strived to
make our Federation the cor
nerstone of our people. We all
have an obligation to build a
workable viable major central
organization that answers to
the needs of all our residents.
desperately need us.
We can only do this with your
concerted effort and support.
Remember we give all the help
you can give, and I fervently
hope that in 1987-88, we all
give our heartfelt most.
SAVE
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answer more than 60 questions
from the National Knowledge
of Israel Quiz in which their
schools, together with more
than 5,000 students, from
around the United States and
Canada also participated.
Principals who led the
students in the test included:
Stanley Cohen of Temple Beth
Israel together with Roz Troy,
faculty member, Lisa Wein-
soff, Temple Beth Am, Moshe
Ezry, Temple Beth Orr and
Stanley Cohen for the Hebrew
Day School. Administration
and coordinating the test was
Dr. Abraham J. Gittelson,
Director of Education, Central
Agency for Jewish Education
of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale. CA-
JE will award each student
and each school that par-
ticipated special recognition
and awards.
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Attorneys Division Theatre Party June 17
Ever mindful of the impor-
tant role of the Jewish Federa-
tion and the value in the
Jewish community, members
of North Broward County's
legal profession have been in-
vited to a Theatre Party,
Wednesday, June 7, at 6:30
p.m., at the Broward Public
Library Auditorium, 100 S.
Andrews Avenue, Fort
Lauderdale.
According to sponsoring
Federation Attorney Division
chairman Jeffrey Streitfeld, of
Fort Lauderdale, "This will be
a fun-filled and informative
evening for the'guys and gals'
in our profession, who have
displayed a special interest in
the Federation/UJA needs and
services." In addition to a
cocktail party, the members
will be treated to a special
showing of the film premier of
"Let's Get Harry," starring
Robert Duvall and Gary
Busey. The action-packed
thriller is about five factory
Jeffrey Streitfeld
workers who stage a daring
rescue of a friend kidnapped
by South American terrorists!
Streitfeld, who stated that
the event which will include a
light buffet, followed by
dessert and coffee, is open to
all attorneys and allied profes-
sionals in Greater Fort
Lauderdale. "We urge each of
you to join us at this special oc-
casion on behalf of the Jewish
community's major central
organization and become in-
volved in the building of our
22-area metropolis," said
Steitfeld. He indicated that
there will be an an outpouring
of funds and couvert will be
$25 per person. Working with
the chairman are Division co-
chairmen: Larry Behar, Steve
Fayne, Thomas Katz, Mark
Schorr, Les Stracher, Bernard
Canarick, Libo Fineberg,
Robert Kramer, Barry
Somerstein, Richard Entin,
Carey Fischer, Barry
Mandelkorn, and Robert
Spector.
For further information and
to reserve the date, call the
Federation Oceanside office at
563-5202.
AT A RECENT meeting of Federation's Business Executive Net-
work, David Wyman, second from right, author of "The Aban-
donment of the Jews," gave a startling croniclf of the history of
the Jewish people complete with the events leading up to and dur-
ing the Holocaust. Pictured at the meeting, from left, Barry
Mandelkorn, Business Executive Network chairman; Susan
Symons, co-chairman; Wyman; and Harold Oshry, Federation
executive vice president.
20thAnniversary Committee Plans Events
An exciting and interesting
schedule of events are in the
planning stages to help
celebrate the Jewish Federa-
tion's 20th Anniversary and
according to committee chair-
man Ludwik Brodzki, every
resident of the 22-area com-
munity will be involved.
Attending one of the major
committee meeting at the
Federation building, key
leaders representing Greater
Fort Lauderdale set the
wheels in motion to com-
memorate the untiring work
and heartfelt generosity ex-
tended in the past two decades
and of the new and wonderful
programs to come.
Among the 'guys and gals'
were Pola and Ludwik Brod-
The Tradition Continues..
zki, East Fort Lauderdale;
Don Fischer, Coral Springs;
Victor Gruman, Lauderhill;
Marsha Levy, Lois Polish, Joel
Reinstein, and Linda
Streitfeld, Plantation; and
Marvin Le Vine, Federation
Communications director.
Some of the prime ideas sug-
gested included a cultural
event featuring world renown-
ed artists; an all-day festival
and program; and events
highlighted by the 1988
Federation/UJA campaign.
Throughout the year, the
media will focus on the 20th
Year with television, radio and
newspaper promotions and an-
nouncements. Brodzki stated
that local governments and ci-
ty officials will declare special
Proclamations declaring the
unique occasion of the Jewish
community's major central
organization.
Watch the Floridian for
future updates on happenings
and event schedule.
Jewish Heritage Program
Reawakens Judaism
The Jewish Heritage Pro-
gram initiated by the Coral
Springs Coalition of Jewish
Organizations was a resoun-
ding success when the first of
three lectures, in April, at-
tracted an overflow crowd.
The premier lecture carried
the theme of, "Why I Am Pro-
ud Of Being A Jew." An en-
thusiastic audience gave the
lecturer a standing ovation
and the questions and discus-
sion brought about an over-
time period.
The Jewish Heritage Pro-
gram is a new educational and
inspirational series of lectures
presented once a month for the
purpose of awakening and
strengthening the faith in the
Hebrew religion and increase
the pride of being a Jew.
Teaching the values of the
Hebrew religion many Jews
have never known or have
forgotten, the programs are
presided over by area Rabbis
of distinction, each of whom
present an interesting theme.
The second lecture was held
Thursday, May 28, and was
Eresided over by Rabbi Aron
ieberman of the Synagogue
of Inverrary Chabad. An Or-
thodox scholar, Rabbi Lieber-
man is well versed in the
Hebrew heritage and is a very
interesting and dynamic
speaker. Appropriately
enough, the theme of his lec-
ture was "Greater Pride Hath
No Man Than Knowing His
Jewish Heritage," and it was
very revealing and interesting
evening.
The third, and final, lecture
in the current series will be
held on Thursday, June 25 and
will be presided over by the
renown Dr. Abraham Git-
telson who is the Director of
the Central Agency for Jewish
Education.
The lectures in this series
start at 7:30 p.m. and are held
in the Coral Sprinsre City Hall,
9551 West Sample Road, in
the West wing conference
room at the rear of the
building. Admission is free and
there is ample free parking.
Refreshments will also be
served at the conclusion of
each meeting. For further in-
formation please call Stan
Kane at 753-3653.
The Coral Springs Area
Coalition of Jewish Organiza-
tions is a beneficiary of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale and receives
funds from the annual Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
campaign.
PICTURED TAPING the forthcoming cable television show,
"Living Faith," celebrating the Governor's Proclamation of
Chaplain Appreciation Month are from left, moderator Rabbi
Albert B. Schwartz, director of the Chaplaincy Commission for
the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale and president
of the South Florida Chaplain Association; and panel members
Sister Mary Schmidt, Pastoral Counselor of Holy Cross Hospital;
and Dr. Chaplain Ron Mensinger of Broward Correctional
Institution.
FEDERATION'S TOP LEADERSHIP were recently invited to
a luncheon at the Tower Club featuring guest speaker David
Wyman. Wyman is the noted author of the New York Times best-
seller, "The Abandonment of the Jews." Pictured, from left,
Federation executive director Kenneth Bierman; Federation
president Sheldon Polish; David Wyman; and Steve Lewin, lun-
cheon chair.
Blind Vietnam Veteran Needs Help
Mr. R. resides in a single family home in Pompano
Beach. He is a 38 year old, blind Vietnam Veteran, recently
widowed, caring for his three children alone. His youngest
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5V2, who attends school.
He is in need of a 24 hour live-in companion/caretaker for
his children. Mr. R. is able to pay for services and can pro-
vide adequate living arrangements.
If you or somebody you know is interested, please call
Eleanor Bernstein at 749-1507.
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Jewish Floridiiu^H^reatgrj'ort Lauderdale/Friday, June 6, 1987
Focus, Viewpoints, Opinions, and Commentaries
Lunch is on me
By STANLEY M. LEFCO
With heart pounding and palms perspiring, the nervous
volunteer takes a deep breath and plunges into calling pro-
spective contributors for pledges to the Jewish Federation
campaign. Nobody really likes to call people for money, but
it has to be done. The end justifies the means. Inevitably,
the time comes when one of those solicited declines to make
a pledge. In fact, it may regrettably be the first call, quickly
dissipating the short-lived bucolic state into which the
volunteer has fallen.
"What? No pledge!" the solicitor asks in disbelief as the
blood rushes to his (or her) head, a weakness invades the
knees, and the mouth becomes parched.
"Didn't I do it right?" he challenges himself. "I introduc-
ed myself. I said why I was calling. I explained the need.
Why, I was even cheerful, non-threatening, rather consol-
ing, and exerted the barest, sweetest, and most irresistible
pressure. Where did I go wrong?"
In due course the seasoned volunteer has heard all the ex-
cuses: I just bought a million dollar house and am short of
funds. I'm still paying on last year's pledge. I didn't like the
person who called me last year, and I'm mad at the Federa-
money
going. I don't feel I have any obligation to other Jews.
Of course, in some instances there are valid excuses, but
we are not here to consider these. When given an extra mo-
ment on the phone, which doesn't always happen, the
volunteer implores, "Let me tell you about the needs and
where the money goes. You know that we owe it to each
other as Jews ..." And then he goes on to explain that the
Holocaust program at the Bureau of Jewish Education can-
not be expanded for lack of funds, that the Senior Adult
Workshop at the Jewish Vocational Service is running in
the red, and the Jewish Community Center needs a social
worker for its senior adult program.
The solicitee at the other end of the line is unconvinced.
"What?" cries the solicitor, now in shell shock and
wondering how he ever got into this predicament. "No
pledge!" The mind searches for another approach. "What
about Israel? The homeland of the Jewish people. Our peo-
ple. Surrounded by millions of Arabs. Mass expenditures
for defense. Young Jewish boys dying. Lack of money for
social programs. Can we say (and his voice drops to a
frightening, whispering whimper), 'No'?"
And the somber voice on the phone repeats the sad and
skin-crawling refrain, "No." The volunteer panics.
Perspiration adorns his forehead while the phone crushes
his ear. "Did I hear correctly?" he moans to himself.
"What? No pledge!" he wails. Quick. Another approach.
Time is running out, but it's not too late. Wait! Why do I
even have to make this pitch?
"We really need your support. There are so many wor-
thwhile causes ... so many needs. Who else can we turn to?
You could spare $100. That's only $.27 a day for a year, just
about the price of a daily paper and less than a cup of cof-
fee. That's about a month's worth of lunches. Surely ...
What? No pledge! What? How about $25? That's only $.07 a
day. No pledge? $5? That's $.00136986 a day. The price of
one measly lunch. No?!"
He's got it. He'll offer to take the person to lunch and
send in the $5 as his pledge.
So maybe next year the Jewish Home can buy that fur-
niture for the patient room and the Epstein School can give
its teachers a deserved and needed raise.
A local physician once said, "A pledge to the campaign is
not a charitable gift; it is a commitment to survival." The
needs do not end when the campaign officially closes. Isn't
survival worth at least the cost of lunch?
The author is an attorney and active ivith the Young
Leadership Group of the Atlanta, GA Federation.
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Volume 16 Number 14
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reflect the opinion of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Dateline: Haifa
Jewish Continuity
Important to Secularists
By CARL ALPERT
HAIFA Despite their
political influence, as the
deciding balance between the
parties of the right and the
eft, Orthodox Jews are far
from being a majority in
srael. Yet there is no doubt
that an overwhelming number
of Jewish Israelis feel a sense
of attachment to Jewish tradi-
tions, beliefs and ceremonies,
and observe these selectively
in one form or another. It is
these people to whom the Con-
servative and Reform
movements have sought to
make their appeal for support
in recent years, with varying
but certainly not a con-
siderable degree of success.
Of late a new movement has
appeared on the scene and is
making itself seen and heard.
It is the Israel Association for
Secular Humanistic Judaism, a
name which can cause any
God-fearing Jew to shudder.
We searched out a
spokesman of the group, and
spent several hours with Dr.
Zev Katz, a lecturer in history
at the Hebrew University, who
is Vice Chairman of the
Association and Dean of its
newly established Interna-
tional Institute. We asked
leading questions, and Dr.
Katz replied. The following is a
digest of part of the
voluminous notes we took.
Q. How much of a following do
you have in Israel?
A. We are organized in about
40 groups, in the major
cities and in many kibbut-
zim. About 3,000 people are
associated with us, of which
about 1,000 pay annual
dues.
Q. Do you seek to wean Jews
away from religious
observance?
A. We do not try to persuade
any believer to abandon his
faith. That used to be the
way some secularists behav-
ed in the past, but it is not
our way. Neither are we
dedicated to fighting
religious coercion. We try to
point the way to Judaism
for those who have lost it or
never had it.
Q. Obviously you do not
believe in God; what is your
interpretation of Judaism?
A. We believe in assuring the
continuity of the Jewish
people, and in preserving
and practicing the moral,
ethical and human values
which have always
distinguished our people.
Judaism as a way of life,
with its rich history and
tradition, need not have a
theistic basis, in our view.
Q. Yet it was religion which
preserved the Jewish peo-
ple, and institutionalized
these very principles you
favor. ...
A. Religion provided a sense
of community; we seek to
provide that in secular
form. We are not a con-
gregation, and we hold no
services; our meeting place
is not a synagogue. We con-
duct educational activity,
teach principles and en-
courage the preservation of
traditions.
Q. Traditions?
A. Certainly. We believe they
can be observed in a ra-
tional, secular form. For ex-
ample, we observe Shabbat
as a day of rest. We hold
Shabbat celebrations (not
services). We believe in the
traditional holidays. We
have even produced a
Passover Haggadah, which
includes many of the
passages which are familiar
in the traditional Hag-
gadah. We are not just
humanists; we are humanist
Jews. We have an emotional
and not just a logical attach-
ment to the Jewish people
and its civilization, ana a
desire for our continuity as
Jews. Zionism is an integral
part of Humanistic
Judaism. We insist on the
centrality of Israel in the
life of the Jewish people,
unlike some other secular
Jews in the U.S.
Q. What is the nature of your
educational program?
A. We conduct study groups
in Torah and Talmud and in
other aspects of traditional
Jewish lore. We do not re-
ject them. To the contrary,
we respect them as part of
the historic Jewish culture.
Secular Jews used to throw
these things out, but they
were left with a sterile
atheism. We seek to develop
an emotional attachment to
the chain of Jewish tradi-
tion, but re-interpreted
without reliance on a
supreme being. We consider
ourselves shomrei mitzvot,
observers of the moral and
ethical laws which thinking
men have assumed, as well
as of customs which have
become sanctified with
Jewish tradition. Many of us
say kaddish, in its Orthodox
form, on the death of a fami-
ly member; we practice brit
milah; we have a marriage
ceremony with a hupa and
the breaking of the glass;
we oppose intermarriage,
Carl Alpert
though there is a difference
of opinion with regard to
whom we would recognize
as a Jew. We would accept
one who is willing to live
within and actually practice
Jewish civilization.
Q. You say you do not fight the
Orthodox?
A. No, we are not an anti-
religious lobby. However,
we believe that the fun-
damentalist approach is
driving the majority of Jews
away from Judaism. We
believe in the survival of the
Jewish people, and that is
why we have created our
organization. The problem
of survival perhaps does not
exist for the religious, but it
is a very serious problem for
the others. They cannot be
reached with religion. We
offer another way.
Dr. Katz was soft-spoken,
reasonable, logical. His replies
to our questions came without
hesitation. There was much
more, along similar lines, but
on checking our final notes we
found several of our questions
which remained without
satisfactory answers. These
were:
Man's relations to such mat-
ters as morals, ethics and
justice are based not only on
logic and reason. There are
also elements of emotion, sen-
timent, temperament,
elements which impart
warmth and emotional fervor
to religious observances, and
thereby apparently serve a
human need. Are these not
lacking in the cold and rational
humanistic Judaism?
You say that you strive for
the "uninterrupted existence
of the Jewish people," but has
not that continued existence
always depended on the
religious belief, and did not
those who surrendered their
religious beliefs, they and their
families, ultimately disappear?
Man seeks answers; what is
the answer of humanistic
Judaism to the mystery of life?
He had answers, but to us they
fell short.
As we left his home, we
touched a finger reverently up
to the mezuzah at his doorpost.
Newswlre/U.S.A.
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USTaI "? d0Sf taes to Washington, Jerusalem and the
major Arab capitals, said that Jordan's King Hussein and
SH i .?mgn M,mster Shimon Peres have agreed to a
formula on mutual territorial accommodation in the West
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Friday, June 5, 1987/The Jewish Floridianof GreaterJFort Lauderdale. Page 5,
Make Them Israeli Citizens
Women of The Book
Over the years many come-
dians have made fun of
mothers-in-law, as they have
of the 'JAP' and the Jewish
mother. These characteriza-
tions are a denigration of the
Jewish woman in every age
and stage of her life. Yet, the
most loving and compas-
sionate 'mother-in-law story'
comes directly out of our own
history.
Each year, on the holiday of
Shavuot, we read The Book of
Ruth. This is the story of a
young Moabite woman whose
husband had recently died.
Never having borne any
children, the new widow finds
herself living with her Hebrew
mother-in-law in the land of
Moab. It is unclear whether
Ruth converted to Judaism
before or after her marriage to
Naomi's son, Machlon. What is
clear, however, is that she was
determined to be a Jew even
after Naomi tried to encourage
her to return to her parent's
home.
Naomi gave her daughter-in-
law numerous warnings con-
cerning the rigorous life of a
Jew, but Ruth refused to ac-
cept them. She said to her late
husband's mother, "Do not
urge me to leave you, to turn
back and not follow you. For
wherever you go, I will go.
Where you lodge, I will lodge.
Your people are my people,
and your G-d is my G-d. Where
you die, I will die, and there I
will be buried. Thus may
HASHEM do to me and
more if anything but death
separates me from you" (Ruth
1:16-17). Once Ruth's genuine
convictions were
demonstrated beyond any
doubt, Naomi stopped
dissuading her. Together they
journeyed back to the land of
Israel.
This is a compelling story of
loyalty between women, of
love and of devotion. It is also
the narrative of an assertive
young woman who exercised
her freedom of choice. She
decides to leave her own bir-
thplace, her home, and her
family, even though her father
was the king of Moab. She
chooses to become a Jew. She
also is determined to accom-
pany the older woman into a
strange land. It must have
been a very difficult situation,
for Moabites were not at all
welcomed in Israel. The two
women arrived at their
destination almost destitute.
Their husbands had died and
they had been forced to sell all
their possessions. But the
women persevered.
Upon reaching Bethlehem,
Ruth supported Naomi by
reaping grain left over in the
corners of the field of Boaz, a
relative of Naomi. It was
customary in those days to
leave a corner of each field for
poor people to collect grain.
Rabbi Nosson Scherman
noted, "The former princess
gleaned like a common pauper
to spare her mother-in-law the
indignity of being subject to
the humiliating gaze of those
who knew her in her former
affluence."
Boaz, a recent widower,
visited the field and took
notice of the young woman
picking grains of barley.
Sometime later, Ruth married
Boaz and gave birth to a son.
"They named him Oved; he
was the father of Jesse, the
father of David" (Ruth IV:17).
She was the great grand-
mother of King David, from
whom the line of the Messiah is
supposed to be descended. The
woman who voluntarily em-
braced Judaism, in order to
honor her mother-in-law, was
chosen by divine history in a
way that was not given to
those born into the faith. She
is destined to be the
foremother of the Messiah.
Shavuot is a holiday
celebrated on three levels. In
addition to the reading of the
Book of Ruth, we take this op-
portunity to recognize the first
summer harvest in the Land of
Israel. It is exactly 49 days
after Passover and symbolizes
the date that Ruth and Naomi
arrived in Bethlehem. Shavuot
is also celebrated as the time
when the Jews received the
Torah at Mount Sinai. Since
Ruth, of her own volition,
resolved to accept the laws of
Israel, it is fitting that her
story be retold on this
occasion.
By GERSHON GREENBAUM
This is a plan to bring tht
Arabs of the territories intt
our Jewish democracy. That's
right, Israeli citizenship. Why
raise it now, dafka? For 20
years we've been waiting for
the king to take these people
back. Suddenly now, he s got-
ten up the courage? Time will
tell. This plan should remind
the king that he's not the "on-
ly show in town."
If current efforts fail, that
same old depressing prospect
will be back, staring us in the
face. We're still stuck with the
Arabs of the territories (and
they with us, I guess). It's been
almost 40 years of statehood
and 20 with the areas. Before
we and our Arab neighbors get
together and make peace, we
might well die of old age!
The time will soon come to
start thinking about what we
the Jews can do ourselves to
make the current situation
more livable. One thing we can
do is withdraw unilaterally
from either all or part of the
territories. "Let them break
their own heads." But this is
not realistic. No security
guarantees, no nothing? Itfs
too dangerous.
Then there i8 "one sided"
autonomy: self rule for the
area's Arabs. Without asking
them to approve, we would
just let them run their own af-
fairs. This idea has its merits.
But I don't like it. It gives the
Arabs both too few rights and
too many rights.
Why too few rights? Arabs
well understand the bottom
line about autonomy. The ter-
ritories would become an
autonomous region of Israel.
World opinion would veil
"South Africa" and they
would be partly right.
Newswire/WashingtQn
RABBI ABRAHAM Joshua Heschel, the late Jewish
phiosopher and civil rights activist, was recalled as a
"prophet" by Coretta Scott King here. King, president of
the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission,
spoke at a meeting of the commission of the "common
ground of faith" between her lat husband and Heschel, who
was a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of
America. _____
CENTRAL AMERICAN democracies friendly to the
U.S. would get a healthy economic shot in the arm; while
communist Cuba would get a financial kick in the shin
because of a bi-partisan amendment introduced by Con-
gressman Larry Smith (D-Hollywool). The measure gives
the White House the authority to take action against some
U.S. allies unless they stop importing their sugar from
Cuba and begin buying the product from democratic Cen-
tral American sugar producing countries.
SEYMOUR D. Reich, international president of B'nai
B'rith, issued the following statement: B'nai B'rith ex-
presses shock and concern over the Bolivian government's
announced decision to open diplomatic relations with the
Palestine Liberation Organization. There is little question
that this move will be taken by the terrorist organization
and its supporters as an endorsement of their extremist
and violent activism which they claim to perform in the
name of justice.
CONGRESSMAN CLAY Sh.iw has been elected vice-
chairman of the Congressional Sunbelt Council, a bipar-
tisan caucus group composed of members of the U.S.
House of Representatives from the south and southwest
U.S.
THE WEEK of April 26-May 3, was recognized by the
Florida Legislature as the Days of Remembrance of the
Victims of the Nazi Holocaust as coordinated international-
ly by the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
THE AFL-CIO has called upon the United States to
press for free access to United Nations files on Nazi war
criminals, the Jewish Labor Committee reported. The ac-
tion was taken by the excessive council of the labor federa-
tion at its spring meeting in Washington, D.C.
Autonomy hitches these Arabs
to the Israeli framework
without giving them full
political rights in that
framework.
It also gives too many rights
to the Arabs. In its day,
Israel's autonomy proposal
was ridiculed in the Western
press as "stingy." In fact, the
opposite is true. It's too
generous about group rights.
In the territories, Arabs would
possess extensive group rights
that go well beyond what na-
tional minorities get in the
enlightened West.
Lastly, "one-sided"
autonomy would be exactly
what the name implies: giving
away something for nothing.
In the original scenario,
autonomy was to be an Israeli
contribution to peace in ex-
change for serious Arab move-
ment to end the conflict.
Should we now just hand it
over for free?
If not withdrawal or
autonomy, what else is there
we can do on our own?
Kahane? Hussein's nightmare
about Israel's "demographic
aggression," which would send
Arabs streaming across the
manent Jewish majority in an
Israel with the territories.
Once this fact becomes better
known, more Israelis will be
willing to consider the idea of
citizenship for all.
With citizenship, Israeli law
would be extended to the
areas. But there is no need to
annex. This is Israel's way of
saying that the situation is not
final and that it remains open
to peace moves. But in the
meanwhile, no more hanging
around. It's time to make
things better.
Could this hostile population
really be integrated? Arabs in
1948 Israel were no less
hostile. They too went through
a period of military occupa-
tion. But today, Israeli Arabs
are a fundamental part of the
Israeli mosaic. Their integra-
tion is not perfect, but under
difficult circumstances, it turn-
ed out better than both groups
expected. And Israeli Arabs
are well aware of their relative
good fortune. They have more
true freedom here, even as a
minority in a Jewish
democracy, than they would
have in any authoritarian Arab
country. Their success is a
river? Sleep wefi,,dear king, mode} worthy qfemulatiop.by
Israel is a democracy. Under, their relatives in pie
territories. '
current circumstances, its
public opinion would never
sanction the uprooting and ex-
pulsion of hundreds of
thousands.
So what now? Back to
square one and the status quo?
Not yet. There is one more
idea. Citizenship: extending
Israeli citizenship to all in-
habitants of the territories.
Few in Israel have seriously
considered. this idea and for
good reason;, the demographic
"time bomb." Everyone
knows Arabs have more
children than Jews. Predic-
tions confirmed that if Israel
held on to the territories, the
result would be an Arab ma-
jority. This assumption made
the idea of citizenship and real
democracy unthinkable.
But latest demographic
evidence proves that the "com-
mon wisdom" is not correct.
The Israeli Arab birth rate is
plummeting faster than
anyone predicted (Maariv
26.11.86). And now, fresh
figures confirm for the first
time that a dramatic fertility
drop has begun in the ter-
ritories too. These
developments point to the
likelihood of a solid and per-
How about morality? In fact,
there is no solution that can
more radically improve the
situation of Arabs in the ter-
ritories than Israeli law and
citizenship. Democracy is a
funny thing. Once these people
can vote, Israeli politicians and
institutions will begin courting
them even running after
them. That's what improved
the Jotof J^raeh' Arabs.,So,gjve,
.ttiem the': vote, aqd many ex-(
ploitative situations will melt
away.
This plan highlights the open
and progressive character of
our national movement. It af-
firms the high ideals of Israeli
society as well as its important
interests. The idea can also
unite the "security minded"
with the country's "beautiful
souls."
But if the plan goes through,
woe unto you, King Hussein.
Once the people of the ter-
ritories have a taste of
democracy, there will be no
turning back. For then, "all
the king's horses and all the
king's men ..."
The writer is a graduate stu-
dent at Hebrew University.
THE CHAPLAINCY COMMISSION of the Jewish Federa-
tion, under director Rabbi Albert B. Schwartz, recently met to
discuss one of the nation's most important concerns AIDS.
Guest speaker was Father Fred Tondalo, executive director of the
Center One. Father Tondalo discussed, "AIDS How the Jewish
Community Can Respond." Pictured seated, from left,, Alfred
Golden, chairman of Federation's Chaplaincy Commission;
Father Fred Tondalo and Rabbi Schwartz. Standing, from left,
Israel Resnikoff, Maurice Meyer, Dr. Milton Nowick, Rabbi
Lewis Littman, Rev. Harold Cowen, Rabbi Joseph Langner and
Rabbi Mordecai Brill.


Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, June 5, 1987
At the Super Sunday Phon-A-Thon ...
Answering the Call for Help to Jews in
North Broward, Israel and Worldwide
">& M r Mfi.
1 V. -.41
Federation Annual Meeting
Elects New Officers And
Directors For '88 Team

BOB
Scorecard of Giving
Jewish Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale's 1987 United Jewish Appeal
Campaign (as of 5/15/87)
Bonaventure
Century Village/Deerfield Beach
Coral Springs
Condominiums v
Inverrary
Margate
Oceanside
Palm-Aire
Plantation
Woodlands
Woodmont
Wynmoor Village
Project Renewal
Women's Division also
included in area totals
1:
I
I
$141,131
249,692
53,091
721,557
331,179
195,965
1,474,226
745,625
352,220
1,308,701
480,809
198,009
206,744
1.274.469
98
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Continued from Page 1
Polish was at the helm of
the 1987 Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
campaign, which to date has
already raised more than
$6.45 million to help tens of
thousands of Jewish men,
women and children in
North Broward County, in
Israel and around the world.
He has served various
Federation/UJA offices in-
cluding treasurer, chair-
man, Foundation of Jewish
Philanthropies, and cam-
paign co-chair.
Concerned with the
overall progress of the com-
munity, his support has
played a prominent role in
countless organizations and
programs, including the
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County as a
former president, secretary,
Greater Fort Lauderdale
Tax Council; and on the
board of Junior Achieve-
ment, Florida and American
Bar Associations, and both
the Institute and American
Institute of CPA's.
He has been cited for
numerous awards including
the Jewish Federation
Young Leadership for his
dedication, devotion and un-
tiring efforts in the
community.
The Ohio State University
graduate who also attended
the Cleveland Marshall Law
School of Cleveland State
University, resides in Plan-
tation with his wife Lois and
two children, Jack, 18, and
Cheryl, 16. Vitally concern-
ed with the community, Lois
serves on the board of the
Federation Women's Divi-
sion and works with the
Jewish Community Center.


Friday, June 5, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 7
ffi CAMPAIGN '87 Federation/United Jewish Appeal
Continued from Page 1
1987-'88 Board of Directors
Board Members
Robert Adler Richard Levy
Louis Colker Ben Marcus
Abraham David Leon Messing
Sidney Dorfman Sigmund Nathan
Richard Entin Joseph Novick
Judah Ever Charlotte Padek
Jack Farber Rabbi Paul Plotkin
Steven Fayne LeeRauch
Richard Finkelstein Israel Resnikoff
Morris Furman Dr. Marc Schwartz
Alfred Golden Bren Simon
Dr. Robert Grenitz Morris Small
Deborah F. Hahn David Sommer
Dr. Phillip Kanev Marvin Stein
William Katzberg Jeffrey Streitfeld
David Krantz Harry Tessler
Alex Kutz Daniel Tishberg
Paul Lehrer Ethel Waldman
Hilda Leibo Bart Weisman
Esther Lerner Barbara K. Wiener
Jo Ann Levy Gerald William
Life Members
Seymour Gerson Anita Perlman
* Samuel Goldfarb Samuel Soref
Sen. Sam Greenberg Sidney Spewak John Streng
Charles Locke
Samuel K. Miller
Advisory Committee
Phillip Cohen Bernard Libros
Milton Edelstein Saul Padek
Leonard Farber Stuart Reich
Irving R. Friedman Jordan Snyder
Joel Levitt
Past Presidents
AlanBaer Alvin Gross
Jacob Brodzki Victor Gruman
Ludwik Brodzki Milton Keiner
* Edmund Entin Howard Miller
'Martin Fridovich Joel Reinstein
Albert Garnitz Jean Shapiro
Leo Goodman Brian J. Sherr
Rabbis
Howard A. Addison Joseph M. Langner
Samuel April Aaron Lieberman
Jeffrey Ballon Mark W. Gross Lewis Littman
Elliot L. Skiddell
Sheldon J. Han- Kurt Stone
Randall Konigsburg
* Deceased
Kings Point Residents Take
a 'Mini-Mission' to Visit Agencies
An energetic and en-
thusiastic group of residents of
the Kings Point community
recently paid a visit to a hand-
ful of Federation's major
beneficiary agencies and
services.
This 'mini-mission' took par-
ticipants to the Samuel and
Helene Soref Jewish Com-
munity Center, Perlman Cam-
pus, to see the JCC Campus,
the David Posnack Hebrew
Day School, the Kosher Nutri-
tion Program and the Gather-
ing Place, all located on the W.
Sunrise Blvd. site.
Participants meet with Dr.
Abraham J. Gittelson, Federa-
tion director of education, who
told them about the work of
the Federation and where the
dollars raised during the an-
nual United Jewish Appeal
campaign go. Also addressing
the group was JCC executive
director Phil Cofman who per
sonally guided the tour of his
agency.
Other highlights included
seeing the current Posnack
Hebrew Day School building as
well as the new building in its
construction stage; visiting the
frail elderly at the Gathering
Place and having a bite with
the participants of Federa-
tion s Kosher Nutrition
program.
The residents of Kings Point
who went on the 'mini-mission'
agreed that it was a truly wor-
thwhile experience and will
share their new-found insights
with their friends and
neighbors of their community.
Attending were Charles
Steinberg, George Zuker,
Sylvia Goldberg, Madeline
Eisenberg, Sol Rosen and
Myron Wald.
1986-1987 Awards of Honors
Presented at the Federation
Annual Meeting and Installa-
tion, May 28, Jewish Com-
munity Center, Plantation,
Florida.
OUTGOING
BOARD MEMBER
Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon, Max
Buck, Milton Edelstein, Paul
Frieser, Norman Ostrau, Rab-
bi Elliot Skiddell, Irving Spec-
tor, M. Morris Wittenberg.
OUTSTANDING
SERVICE AWARDS
Robert Adler, Maurice Ax-
elrod, Sylvia Blumenthal, Mar-
tin Cain, Arthur Charney,
Murray Chermak, Maury
Citron, Louis Colker, Gladys
Daren, Richard Finkelstein,
Jim Goldstein, Judy Henry,
Howard Horowitz, Edwin
Rabat, Joseph Kranberg, D-
Kerry Kuhn, Ely Kushel, Ale
Kutz, Manny Lax, Paui
Lehrer, Maurice Levine, Mark
Levy, Irving Libowsky, Ellen
Magnuson, Selig Marko, Leon
Messing, Sigmund Nathan,
Joseph Newman, Harold
Oshry, Sy Roberts, Harry
Sacks, Martin Sager,
Phil/Toots Sacks, Mark Schaf-
fer, Morris Small, Elliot
Sokolow, Marvin Stein, Sam
Stone, Milton Trupin, Buzzy
Tabatchnick, Steven Wasser-
man, Moe Wittenberg.
SPECIAL CAMPAIGN
CO-CHAIRMAN AWARD
Walter Bernstein, Daniel
Cantor, Alvera A. Gold, Leo
Goodman, Victor Gruman,
Alan Levy, Mark Levy, Steven
Lewin, Irving Libowsky,
Samuel K. Miller, Joel Reins-
tein, John Streng, Barbara K.
Wiener.
SPECIAL MAJOR
GIFTS AWARD
Harold Oshry.
YOUNG LEADERSHIP
AWARD
Richard Finkelstein.
SPECIAL CAMPAIGN
CHAIRMAN AWARD
Sheldon Polish.
SPECIAL PRESIDENT'S
AWARD
Victor Gruman.
JUNE
' June 8 Women's Division 9:30 a.m. Ex-
ecutive Committee meeting. 10:30 a.m.
Board meeting. At Federation.
June 8 Women's Division Nightline Senes.
7:30 p.m. At Federation.
June 9 Young Business and Professional
Division meeting. 6:15 p.m. At Federation.
INFORMATION
For further information contact the Jewish
Federation at 748-8400.
Heading up the Kings Point contingent are, standing from left.,
Myron Wald, Charles Steinberg and Sol Rosen. Seated from left,
George Zuker, Ruth Rudich and Madeline Eisenberg. Not pic-
tured but participating in the 'mini-mission' is Sylvia Goldberg.
Upcoming plans for Kings
Point include a lecture series
and a Fall UJA breakfast. A
May 11 planning meeting was
held at the home of Madeline
Eisenberg to formulate next
year's agenda.
For further information
please contact Stuart Dalkoff
at the Federation, 748-8400.
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$6,500,000
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Thanks to You It's Working ...
From Israel With Love
Editor's Note: The following
are excerpts from a letter writ-
ten by Robin Finn of Coral
Springs to her parents, Ron
and Vicki Finn. Robin enrolled
in the High School in Israel
program, a grant recipient of
the Federation/UJA campaign.
Dear Mom and Dad,
Hi, how are you? I am ter-
rific. Well, it is almost mid-
night on Thursday. My room-
mates and I are up talking and
I felt compelled to write. Mom,
Dad, when I first arrived here
they told us "HSI is made up
of moments." At that time I
didn't understand fully what
they were trying to tell us but
now I finally see. I have been
Two Cadets
Bar Mitzvahed
at West Point
Chapel
Two West Point cadets, both
22, celebrated their Bar Mitz-
vahs at the West Point Chapel
on Friday, May 1. The>cdets
are the .first to have j|yer
received Bar Mitrvah training
at the U.S. Military Academy,
a new program resulting from
the recently completed West
Point Jewish Chapel.
David Santo of West Alexan-
dria, Ohio and Robert Paley of
Columbus, Ohio, both
sophomores, never had any
previous formal religious
training.
Since October they've had
individual training on a weekly
basis from Chaplain (LTC)
Marc A. Abramowitz, the rab-
bi stationed at West Point. In
addition to learning Hebrew
and Jewish culture and
history, the two cadets have
been active participants in
services.
"One of the goals in the crea-
tion of the West Point Jewish
Chapel was to provide the
Jewish leaders of our coun-
try's military with the ability
to fully participate in their
religion. The Bar Mitzvahs of
these Jewish cadets are
another example of the
Chapel's impact and the wide
number of functions it is fulfill-
ing," Herbert M. Ames, presi-
dent of the West Point Jewish
Chapel Fund, stated.
here only a month, but I am so
frightened to think this is half
over. I love it here so much. I
cannot call it an emotional ex-
perience, an academic ex-
perience, whatever, it is simp-
ly an experience. I have found
so much here, it is such a scary
thought to wonder if I'll lose it
once I go home. This time that
I am spending here cannot be
looked upon as two months or
a certain amount of days, you
spend only a moment in time
here but yet it is forever.
There is so much that I have
gained that is so inside of me
that I couldn't even begin to
explain it. This is very
frustrating because, on one
hand I want to share it ail, but
on the other hand, I want to
keep it all to myself. I find
myself thinking every child in
the world should go on a pro-
gram like HSI if they did the
world might be a better place.
When I was a child, you and
Dad taught me good from bad
and right from wrong. But
then when I grew up I believed
like you, Dad, that it is "all
bull." I can clearly hear you
telling me that at our kitchen
table But Dad, for the first
time in my life I can tell you,
you are wrong, it is not all bull.
Maybe in American all of us
lose sight of what is real and
what is not. But Daddy here
you can see what life is about.
It seems so clear too. You must
come to Israel. It is a self-
discovery. I want you and
Mom to see what I've seen
more than anything. It is not
that I have decided to become
very religious or to make
aliyah. The only decision I
have made is that / urill never
lose sight of the lessons I've
learned here. The people are
so special because here
everyone leaves their facades
behind. At first I thought
home is reality, but here is just
a dream. Now I can see that
Israel is the reality and home
is just a poor excuse for what
life is really about. I hope you
are not wondering what is hap-
pening to your daughter
because I promise it is only
positive things. I am having an
experience I will never forget.
I'll never be able to thank
you enough. I love you Mom
and Dad!
Robin W V
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Continued from Page 1
ference. Some words will be
heard and they will make us
remember."
"In remembering, what do
we remember? We remember
a world which was silent. In
1939, the ship 'St. Louis'
docked, not far from here in
Florida. Everybody knew
there were refugees on that
ship, Jewish refugees, and
they were to be shipped back
to Germany. Everybody
knew what fate was awaiting
them. Yet they were not
allowed to disembark. What
happened to our generosity?
What happened to our
heart? What happened to the
people who were among the
leaders? What happened
among my people the
Jewish people? It is in-
conceivable today, that nine
hundred thousand people did
not organize a march to
Washington and say, 'We are
not going to allow this
murder to take place.' This
was only one incident"
"You should know that the
enemy did not decide on the
'final solution' right away.
The enemy was careful. He
planned it, step after step.
Waiting for the response, for
the reaction. When he first
began persecuting Jews in
Germany, he thought there
would be an outcry. When the
outcry was not forthcoming,
he continued! Then came
the massacres, no outcry
he continued! The ghettos, no
outcry he continued! Final-
ly, he saw that nobody cared.
He decided that if nobody
cared he does. He sentenc-
ed an entire people to death
... They were so alone so
desperately alone."
"In 1943 40 thousand Jews
remained in the Warsaw
Ghetto. The German army
with its planes, its tanks and
machine guns came to
destroy the ghetto. The ghet-
to fought. Eleven hundred
young boys and girls, in their
teens, they fought. The battle
of the ghetto lasted longer
than the battle of France.
And nobody helped them.
Every underground in the
world received help. From
Russia (if they were com-
munists), from the United
States, from England, except
the Jewish underground.
Why were they abandoned?
Why were they abandoned by
their friends and allies? The
solitude of the victims hurts
me as much as the victims'
end."
"Somewhere in a death
camp a Rabbi refused to
violate the law of the Sab-
hath. He knew he must resist.
And the only way he could
resist is to not work on the
Sabbath. So they buried him-
alive."
"In Kiev, 1941, on the eve
of Rosh Hashanah (the most
important day in the Jewish
calendar) a mother and her
two children were hiding. The
hiding place became insecure.
They left the hiding place and
were spotted by a group of
German soldiers. The Ger-
mans began having fun. They
first beheaded one child and
then the other. And I have it
from eye witnesses, that she
then took her two children,
pressed them to her chest and
began dancing. Don't ask
why she danced. I don't know
why she danced. What was on
that woman's mind? I can on-
ly tell you that whatever she
saw, I have tried to see. What
ever words were on her lips,
we shall never hear them. I
would like to devote my life to
try and capture them."
"But to remember the dead
is also to remember the liv-
ing. It means that we must
remember all those who need
us. Any victim, anywhere, in
anyplace, is in our memory, in
our thoughts. Any person
who suffers may come to us.
The victims of apartheid in
South Africa suffer just as
the victims of anti-Semitism.
Victims of economic persecu-
tion, for poverty is an
economic persecution, suffer
as much as victims of political
persecution. For both impart
humiliation. If there is a sin in
the world, it is the sin of
humiliation. And we should
never allow any human being
to be humiliated."
"All this is linked to
memory. We remember the
solitude. We remember the
isolation. We remember the
sadness. We remember the
despair of the victims. But we
also remember that now,
when we speak in the name of
so much suffering, we have
certain authority. We bear a
certain responsibility for the
future as well. So I, of course,
thank you for sharing this
responsibility. For taking a
few steps, together with us,
in the direction of redemp-
tion. I use the word redemp-
tion advisedly. The world has
not been redeemed yet. The
world can be redeemed, for if
not, it will be destroyed."
'The opposite of memory is
not forgetfulness. The op-
posite of memory is indif-
ference. What is the opposite
of art? Not ugliness indif-
ference. The opposite of faith
is not heresy, but indif-
ference. What is the opposite
of life? Not death, but indif-
ference to life and death.
Memory, therefore is the best
help we can get to fight
indifference."
"Governor, Mr. Speaker,
Senators, and all our friends
here, I know that with words
and with deeds, and with a
sense of justice we can fight
indifference For the sake
of the children, we must
remember who we are. Who
are we?"
Less than one hour later,
men and women from
Federations all over Florida
paused mid-bite during their
buffet luncheon, when Pro-
fessor Wiesel began to speak.
There was no microphone, a
hush fell over the room. Very
quietly, almost shyly he
apologized, "I cannot about.
My voice doesn't carry that
far. Life is not made of years,
life is made of moments. The
......
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the parents are there. How

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moments of today will remain
with you, therefore, forgive
me for not shouting. But
then, I have never shouted in
my life. I only whisper. I have
written with a whisper and I
pray with a whisper. So to-
day, too, I whisper to you.
But the strength and the
depth of my gratitude goes
beyond the whisper. To all of
you, I thank you very much."
"The main thing is from
here, after you leave, you will
participate on the part of
Soviet Jewry. It is of extreme
importance that we all raise
our voices on behalf of Soviet
Jewry. They are now
desperate, you should know
that. Desperate! I talk to
them almost daily. We are not
doing enough. I don't know
what else we should do.
Whatever we are doing, we
should do more ... tell more
people write more letters
. .. sign more petitions. I
think we must allow our
anger to explode. We must
not wait much longer. For us,
to wait is easy. The Jews in
Russia, how long can they
wait? Or the Jews in
Ethiopia, there are 10,000
Jews in Ethiopia. They are
separated from their families.
The children are in Israel and
long can they wait? So let us
whisper together. If we
whisper together our whisper
will become a powerful ap-
peal. Maybe a victory."
In Oslo, Norway, when
presenting the coveted peace
prize, the Nobel committee
chairman called Elie Wiesel a
"messenger to mankind."
This soft-spoken man's quiet,
convincing voice can now be
heard in all corners of the
earth. Yet he reaches out to
Jews today, much as the pro-
phets of Biblical times spoke
to the ancient Israelites. Can
we answer his call?
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Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Merzer
Seiser
Siegel
Oberman
Law
Harrison
SEEN AT THE Florida Thousand Cocktail Party held on April
9 at the Sheraton Design Center are, from left, Arthur Pearlman,
chairman of the Florida Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation
League ofB'nai B'rith; Robert Adler, recipient of a special ADL
Award; and Jerome B. Homer, ADL's National Chairman of
Development.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL
Craig Zeleznik, son of Ann
and Stephen Zeleznik, was
called to the Torah on the occa-
sion of his Bar Mitzvah at the
Saturday, June 2 service at
Temple Emanu-El, Ft.
Lauderdale.
TEMPLE EETH AM
The B'nai Mitzvah of Brian
Jay Checkoway, son of Laurie
and Dennis Checkoway, and
Laurence Pfeffer, son of Bar-
bara and Arnold Pfeffer, was
celebrated on May 30 at Tem-
ple Beth Am, Margate.
Allison Shield, daughter of
Paula and Martin Shield, will
celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday, June 6 at Beth Am.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL
At the Friday night, June 5
service, Eileen Debra Cukier.
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ar-
nold Cukier, will celebrate her
Bat Mitzvah at Temple Beth
Israel, Sunrise.
The Bar Mitzvah of Brad
Seiser, son of Jon and Alana
Seiser, will be celebrated at
the Saturday morning, June 6
service at Beth Israel.
RAMAT SHALOM
Allison F. Merzer,
daughter of Marion and Mar-
tin Merzer, will be called to the
Torah on the occasion of her
Bat Mitzvah at the Saturday
morning, June 6 service at
Ramat Shalom, Plantation.
TEMPLE BETH ORR
David Law, son of Terri
Law, and Alyssa Oberman,
daughter of Charlene and
Steven Oberman, celebrated
their B'nai Mitzvah on May SO
at Temple Beth Orr, Coral
Springs.
At the Saturday morning,
June 6 service, Stuart Ben-
nett Siegel, son of Esta Siegel
and Alexander Siegel, and
Marlen Harrison, son of Anita
and Leonard Harrison, will
celebrate their B'nai Mitzvah
at Beth Orr.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH
Gloria Anne Kramer,
daughter of Sandra and
Stanley Kramer, celebrated
her Bat Mitzvah on May 29 at
Temple Beth Torah, Tamarac.
Daniel Lawrence Aguilaz,
son of Anne and Marc Shapiro,
celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on
May 30 at Beth Torah.
TEMPLE KOL AMI
The weekned of May 29-30,
Alyssa Dawn Simner,
Temple News
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL
Cantor Maurice Neu of Tem-
ple Beth Israel will be among
2,000 delegates when the Can-
tors Assembly, the world's
largest body of hazzanim,
celebrates its 40th anniversary
with an historic gathering in
Israel this summer. The two-
week celebration will be held
from July 7-21, under the
patronage of Chaim Herzog,
Israel's president. If you
would like to join Cantor and
Mrs. Neu, please contact the
Temple at 742-4040.
With Rhyme
and Reason
Elie Wiesel
(A Tribute)
Everlasting faith
that pulls him through
despair
Love for humankind
existing everywhere,
/nsight that's profound
beyond most other men's,
Earnestness supreme
in every book he pens.
Worthy winner of
the Nobel Prize for Peace,
Inspired activist
whose efforts never cease,
Energetic lecturer
on Holocaust,
Survivor fighting
For each goal at any cost,
Empathizing heart
that's for the Soviet Jew ..
Long may G-d abet
the work he's yet to do.
Jack Gould
TEMPLE EMANU-EL
Daniel Ballon and Brian
Green were confirmed at Tem-
ple Emanu-El on June 2. This
marked the celebration of the
completion of 10 years of
religious studies by these
students.
TEMPLE BETH ORR
Rabbi Mark Gross recently
confirmed 13 students who
completed their course of
Judaic studies required for
confirmation. The confirmants
are Jennifer Brooks, Howard
Cantor, Michele Feiler, Debbie
Fox, Larry Fox, Stacy Fried-
man, Debbie Heimlich, Matt
Karsh, Gary Levenston,
Deborah Lieberman, Andrea
Schultz, Stuart Wolfer and II-
ene Zackowitz.
TEMPLE KOL AMI
The following young people
have received confirmation
certificates at the June 2 ser-
vice at Temple Kol Ami:
Josh Babyak, Leo Berman,
Beth Biesky, Nicole Bloom,
Eliza Brown, Lisa Burwick,
Andrew Coffey, Stephanie
Davis, Brian Dorn, Karen
Farkas, Allison Fives, Amy
Gandell, Adam Green, Adam
Greenberg, Matthew Harris,
Jennifer Kay, Cory Knight,
Karen Laufer, David Lazarus,
Suzanne Leeds, Da Levin, Jill
Levin, Aaron Levy, Tracy Lip-
man, Douglas Morris, Ivone
Polasky, Adam Polen, Tricia
Polunsky, Scott Rubinchik,
Robin Stanley, Matthew
Tabin, Jennifer Trumpkin,
Michelle Weschler.
Organizations
Teitler
daughter of Debra and Barry
Simner, Jeremy Milarsky, son
of Fran and Jack Milarsky, and
Amy June Salsburg, daughter
of Dana and William Salsburg,
celebrated their B'nai Mitzvah
at Temple Kol Ami,
Plantation.
On Saturday morning, June
6, Ilene Passler, daughter of
Jean and Charles Passler, and
Jarrett Greenbaum, son of
Leslie Frank and Bruce Green-
baum, will be called to the
Torah on the occasion of their
B'nai Mitzvah at Kol Ami.
TEMPLE
SHA'ARAY TZEDEK
Paul Teitler, son of Jodie
and Fred Teitler, will become a
Bar Mitzvah celebrant on
Saturday, June 6 at Temple
Sha'aray Tzedek, Sunrise.
Cantor Maurice Neu
Candlelighting
Jane 5 7:50 p.m.
Jane 12 7:52 p.m.
Jane 19 7:54 p.m.
June 26 7:56 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling
the Sabbath Lights
BORUCH ATTO AD-ONAI
ELO-HEINU MELECH HO-
OLOM ASHER KID-
SHONU BEMITZ-VOSOV
VETZI-VONU LE-HAD-
LIK NEYR SHEL
SHABOS.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our
G-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
UNITED WAY
There are a million hard of
hearing and speech impaired
persons in the State of Florida
who have trouble using their
telephones. The Florida Coun-
cil for the Hearing Impaired is
providing free use of
Telephone-type writers,
amplified telephones and ring
signalers to qualified
residents.
For information contact
463-4341/Voice or
463-4677/TTY.
RESOLVE
Resolve of Broward County
is a nonprofit organization,
volunteer-run by infertile peo-
ple who offer following ser-
vices infertility specialists,
therapists, adoption services,
in vitro clinics, etc. The
Broward County Chapter is
very active with over 91
couples.
Synagogue Directory
CONSERVATIVE
CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE OF COCONUT CREEK. (975-4666) Lyons
Plaza, 1447 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek 33066. Service*: Daily 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m.; Fri-
day 8 p.m.. Saturday 9 a.m., 5 p.m. Rabbi Avaroa Draxin. Cantor Irvin Ball.
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 Kanaa.
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8650), 7205 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 a.m., 5 p.m. Rabbi Paul Plotkin. Rabbi Emeritus, Dr. Solomon
Geld. Cantor Irving Grossman.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (742-4040), 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Sunrise. 33313.
Services: Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:46 a.m., 7:45 p.m. Rabbi Howard A. Addiaon. Cantor Maurice A. Neu.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL OF DEERFIELD BEACH (421-7060). 200 S. Century
Blvd., Deerfleld Beach, 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 a.m., 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 Heilbraun.
TEMPLE SHA'ARAY TZEDEK 741-0295), 4099 Pine Island Rd.. Sunrise, 33321.
Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m.; Late Friday service 8 p.m.; Satur-
day 8:45 a.m.. 5 p.m. Rabbi Randall Konigaburg. Cantor Barry Black, Cantor
Emeritus Jack Marchant.
TEMPLE SHOLOM (942-6410). 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach. 33060. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m.. evenings: Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m.,
Friday evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Rabbi Samuel April. Cantor
Ronald Graner.
CONGREGATION BETH HILLEL OF MARGATE (974-3090), 7640 Margate
Blvd., Margate. 33063. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:15 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Late
Friday service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Rabbi Nathan Zolondek. Cast-
tor Joel Cohen.
HEBREW CONGREGATION OF LAUDERHILL (733-9560). 2048 NW 49th Ave.,
Lauderhill. 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m.. 5:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:45 a.m. Rabbi Israel Halpem.
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH (formerly North Lauderdale Hebrew Con-
gregation) (722-7607), 6436 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33319. Services:
Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. Charles B. Fyier, President.
ORTHODOX
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684). 4351 W. Oakland Park Blvd.,
Lauderdale Lakes, 33313. Services: Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m., 6 p.m., Friday
8 a.m., 7 p.m., Saturday 8:45 a.m., 7 p.m.
SYNAGOGUE OF INVERRARY CHABAD (748-1777), 4561 N. University Dr.,
Lauderhill. Services: Sunday through Friday 6:45 a.m, 8 a.m., 5:15 p.m., Saturday 9
a.m., 5:30 p.m. Study groups: Men, Sundays following services; Women,
Tuesdays 8 p.m. Rabbi Aron Lieberman.
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 a.m. and sundown. Joseph M. Reiner. President.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF HOLLYWOOD-FORT LAUDERDALE (966-7877), 3291
Stirling Rd.. Fort Lauderdale, 33312. Services: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.,
and sundown; Saturday, 9 a.m., sundown; Sunday 8 a.m., sundown. Rabbi Edward
DavU.
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID 726-3583), 8675 W. McNab Rd.. Tamarac,
33321. Services: Daily 8 a.m.; mincha 5 p.m.; Saturday 45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Rab-
bi Chaim Schneider. Congregation president: Herman Fleischer.
RECONSTRUCTIONS
RAMAT SHALOM (472-3600). 11801 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 33325. Ser-
vices: Friday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m Rabbi Elliot Skiddell. Castor Bella
Milim.
REFORM
TEMPLE BET TIKVAH (471-8088). 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Sunnse, 33321.
Services: Friday 8 p.m. Cantor Richard Brown.
TEMPLE BETH ORR (753-3232), 2151 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs. 33066. Ser-
vices: Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 .m. Rabbi Mark W. Gr
TEMPLE B'NAI SHALOM OF DEERFIELD BEACH (426-2532). Services at
Menorah Chapels, 2306 W. rffllsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 33441, Friday 8 p.m.
Rabbi Nathan H. Fish. Cantor Msrris Lerinaon.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL (731-2310). 3246 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Lauderdale Lakes.
33311. Services: Friday 8:16 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or celebration of Bar-
Bat Mitzvah Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon. Cantor Rita Share.
TEMPLE KOL AMI (472-1988), 8200 Peters Rd., Plantation, 33324. Services: Fri-
day 8:16 p.m.. Saturday 10:30 a.m Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr. Cantor Frank
mnmtmmm
LIBERAL JEWISH TEMPLE OF COCONUT CREEK (973-7494). Services: Fri
day night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3960 Coconut
Creek Parkway. Rabbi Brace 8. Warahal. Cantor Barbara Roberts.
TEMPLE BAT YAM (928-0410), McGaw Hall, 1400 N. Federal Hwy. (adjacent to
Second Presbyterian Church), Ft. Lauderdale, 33304. Service: Weakly on Friday
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Friday, June 5, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
Celebrating Israel '87 North Broward County ...
Yom Huledet Someach, Israel
At The JCC
Harry DePicciotto, JCC
Senior Maccabeah Games par-
ticipant enters the Basketball
Throw Competition.
Issy A8sour, the Artist/Director of Expressions '87,
the ultimate Israeli traveling art show, explains the
story behind the sculpture to an interested visitor.
Alan Canarick and friend
whoop it up and enjoy a ride on
the CRAZY CARS. '
Marakech, a belly dancer, whose moving performance
entertained a crowd in the gym.
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Neil Kaiser, volunteers to grill
a load of hot dogs.
JCC Pres. David Schulman presents plaques to Steven
Feller and Dr. B.H. Conan, two of the sponsors who
contributed generously to Israel 'S9 celebration.
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Israel Knowledge Bowl quiz.
Local Mohalim Members of Brit-America
Rabbi Pinchaa Aloof
Studv: (SOS) 495-1300
Rea: (305) 496-1604
Delray Bemcfa
Rev. Michael Aadron
Re.: (306) 664-9888
N. Miami Beach
Rabbi Iarael J. Baraak
Study: (306) 287-8833
Rca: (306) 798-4464
Wart Palai Beach
Rabbi Stanley J. Boratein
Stndy: (306) 932-2159
Rca: (306) 935-6360
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non-stop-all during the day.
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Friday, June 5. 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 13
Uncle Sam and the Foundation
Will Send You Income For Life
Usually, when you con-
tribute to a non-profit
organization, you get a tax
deduction, but you no longer
get the income you used to
earn. Now you can have both
the deduction and the
income.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
You make a curent gift to
the Foundation.
A Charitable Remainder
Trust Agreement will be
prepared for you to sign.
Depending on the ages of
you and your spouse and the
income you desire from your
Fund, you're entitled to an im-
mediate income tax deduction.
FOR EXAMPLE:
Husband and wife are in
their 80's. They give $60,000
to the Foundation. A
Charitable Remainder Trust is
established which provides
that $4,000 or 8 percent will be
returned to the donors for
their Hves.
They're entitled to a
$30,000 income tax deduct in.
If appreciated property is
used to fund the trust, they
Tax Tip
Private Foundations vs
Philanthropic Funds
Editor's Note: The following
information is a service of the
Foundation of Jewish Philan-
thropies, Jacob Brodzki,
chairman.
Prior to 1969, wealthy in-
dividuals and families made
charitable grants and not in-
cidentally, wielded great in-
fluence through their own
private charitable foundations.
Changes in the Tax Laws and
IRS regulations have imposed
such burdensome restrictions
that today, in many cases, the
costs far exceed the benefits.
The Jewish Community
Foundation, through its
Philanthropic Fund Program,
offers donors of $5,000 or
more the near equivalent of
private foundation, with none
of the administrative burdens
or expenses.
will pay no capital gains tax
(assuming that the Alternative
Minimum Tax is not ap-
plicable) nor will the
Foundation.
You save on income taxes,
estate taxes, and you get in-
come for life. Please call the
Foundation at 748-8400 for
further information and
always keep your tax advisor
informed.
Foundation
FOUNDATION FACT: Alter-
native Minimum Tax:
In 1987, gifts of appreciate
property may be subject to the
Alternative Minimum Tax.
But whether or not subject to
the AMT, donor will always
pay less in taxes by making
gifts versus not making them.
FOUNDATION FACT:
Capital Gains Tax:
In 1987, Long Term Capital
Gains will be taxed as ordinary
income. Therefore a donor in
the maximum tax bracket will
pay 38.5 cents for each dollar
of capital gain. In 1988, this
will be 28 cents. In 1986, the
tax on these gains was 20
cents. Giving capital gains pro-
perty to charity makes even
more sense under Tax Reform.
Adult Hebrew Class
Completes A
Decade of Study
Private
Foundation
vs.
Philanthropic
Fund
You must advertise, in a
genera) circulation
newspaper, the availability
of your foundation's an-
nual report for public
inspection.
No newspaper notice is re-
quired and no legal or ac-
counting fees are incurred.
Complex federal tax
returns must be filed with
IRS.
No separate tax returns
are required. You receive
periodic statements from
the Foundation.
Failure to comply with all
technical requirements
may subject you to severe
penalties.
Does not apply.
Your foundation is subject
to a 2 percent excise tax on
net investment income in-
cluding capital gains
resulting from the sale or
exchange of appreciated
property you've
contributed.
No excise taxes.
Contributions are deducti-
ble only in amounts of up
to 20 percent of taxable
income.
Contributions are fully
deductible for itemizers up
to 50 percent of adjusted
gross income.
Contributions in excess of
20 percent ceiling may not
be carried forward, and
are lost as tax deductions.
Only 60 percent of the ap-
preciation on long-term
securities may be included
in your allowable
deduction.
Unused deductions may be
carried forward up to 5 ad-
ditional tax years.
The full appreciated value
of long-term securities
may be deducted up to 30
percent of adjusted gross
income.
Members of the advanced
Community Hebrew Ulpan
class of the Central Agency for
Jewish Agency marked a
decade of study under the
guidance of their teacher Mr.
Bernard Levitin, at presenta-
tion ceremonies and a class
party concluding this year of
study.
Most members of the class
have been together for more
than a decade pursuing their
knowledge of modern Hebrew
in various locations in the
North Dade area. Mr. Levin-
tin, formerly Superintendent
of the Community Jewish
Schools in Cleveland, has guid-
ed the class in the review of
modern Hebrew literature,
Hebrew newspapers reflecting
contemporary life in Israel,
and Hebrew articles reflecting
Jewish life throughout the
world.
At the closing ceremonies,
Dr. Abraham J. Gittelson
presented each student with a
special certificate of honor and
expressed a hope that the class
would continue for many more
years. The Community Ulpan
Program is under the direction
of Rabbi Norman Lipson, In-
stitute of Jewish Studies
Director.
The students come from
many different walks of life
but are united in their love of
the Hebrew language, ite
culture and the land of Israel.
Some are prominent leaders in
the Jewish community. All of
them, look upon their four
hours of Hebrew study each
week as a highlight of their
activities.
The Ulpan class is conducted
in cooperation with the
Department of Education and
Culture of the World Zionist
Organization.
Arson Seen
In Paris
PARIS (JTA) Fire in-
vestigators reported evidence
of arson in the blaze which
destroyed three dormitories of
a six-building complex that
houses a Jewish Religious
school in the Paris suburb of
Sarcelles during the night of
May 19-20. There were no
injuries.
Police sources and members
of the local Jewish community
said Sunday they believe the
fire was the work of young
hoodlums whose intent was
more criminal than anti-
Semitic. Obscene graffiti was
found on the walls, but nothing
of an anti-Semitic nature.
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, June 5, 1987
Federation Agencies in Action ...
New Beginnings for the David Posnack Hebrew Day School
New beginnings. Always an
exciting and anxious time. For
the David Posnack Hebrew
Day School, this will be no
exception.
The School will be undertak-
ing some major changes in the
upcoming months. Some of
these changes are quite evi-
dent. On the grounds of the
Samuel and Helene Soref,
Perlman Campus, a new struc-
ture is being erected which will
be the new home for the over
210 students who currently at-
tend the Day School.
This new building will be a
state-of-the-art facility com-
plete with classrooms,
cafetorium, audio-visual lab
and a complete library.
Not so visible will be the
changes 'behind the scenes.'
According to Ben Marcus,
chairman of the newly-
organized Day School Ad-
visory Board, the School thus
far has not had an organized
administration behind it.
"A group of retired,
knowledgeable people in the
fields of building maintenance,
electrical engineering and con-
struction joined together to
share their expertise to ensure
the success of the new building
project," Marcus stated. "We
sat down and organized an Ex-
ecutive Committee composed
of a group of capable officers
to head up each subcommittee.
We then assigned each Board
member to one of these com-
mittees best suited to meet
his/her expertise. With this
proper balance, we can assure
ourselves that the best people
are in the proper positions. '
Marcus pointed out that the
School has come a long way in
its brief history. In the early
seventies the school was
started by a group of concern-
ed parents seeking a superior
Judaic education for their
children. The first students at-
tended classes in a trailer
located in the parking lot of
Temple Beth Israel. By 1978,
the school moved to a profes-
sional building located in Fort
Lauderdale. And in 1979 the
school re-located to its present
home on the Soref JCC Cam-
pus boasting a student body of
40.
Just eight years later, the
number of students attending
the school peaked to 210.
Gold Coast
Council
BBYO
BBYO ELECTS
NEW OFFICERS
The Gold Coat Council of the
B'nai B'rith Youth Organiza-
tion recently elected new of-
ficers for the 1987-88 year
The elections and installations
were held at the Council's An-
nual Spring Convention, held
May 1-3 at the Airport Hilton
in West Palm Beach.
The new board of the Aleph
Zadik Aleph (boys component)
is headed by President Kenny
Gersh, a 17 year old Junior at
Spanish River High School.
Kenny is a past President of
L'Chaim AZA in Boca Raton.
Others on the board are
Michael Frieser, Programm-
ing Vice President; Danny
GaJpern and Jon Bomser,
Membership Vice Presidents;
Brad Berman, Secretary; and
Darren Frost, Chaplain. "'
The new President of the
B'nai B'rith Girls is Lisa Stein-
man, a 17 year old Junior, also
at Spanish River High School.
Lisa is a founding member and
a past President of Shayna
BBG and has previously serv-
ed as the Council's Programm-
ing Vice President. The rest of
the board includes Jessica
Armstrong, Programming
Vice President; Pam Chase
and Lani Yavner, Membership
Vice Presidents; Rachel
Dunay, Secretary; and Stacy
Steiner, Chaplain.
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization is the oldest and
largest Jewish youth organiza-
tion in the world, serving
Jewish teens ages 14-18. The
-Gold Coast Council consists of
20 chapters throughout the
North Miami Beach,
Hollywood, Pembroke Pines,
Plantation, Coral Springs,
Boca Raton, Palm Beach
Gardens and Wellington areas.
Anyone who is interested in
finding out more about our
organization should contact
Jerry Kiewe at 581-0218.
BBYO is a major beneficiary
agency of the Federation
receiving funds from the an-
nual Federation/UJA
campaign.
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Hebrew Day School are community Uaders, from left, beaeratvm
Board members Gerald William, Ben Marcus, Fran Merenstein,
Day School director, and Sol Schulman.
THE DAVID POSNACK Hebrew Day School
has initiated a Parent Volunteer Program. This
allows parents to actively help the classroom
teachers. Pictured are Mrs. Enid Brot, and
S-year-oid Steven Zeiger, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Alexander Zeiger work at the computer. The
Hebrew Day School is a major beneficiary of the
Jewish Federation/United Jewish Appeal
campaign.
outgrowing the current
facilities.
"Despite all the physical
handicaps, the school con-
tinued to grow and grow,
"Marcus stated.
"The new facility will be able
to accommodate approximate-
ly 400 students. As the
building is being erected, the
governing body will function
and deal with specific pro-
blems it encounters," Marcus
added.
"Joel Reinstein, vice chair-
man, and the rest of the
members of the Advisory
Board want the school to be a
day school for the entire
Greater Fort Lauderdale
Jewish community, assessible
to those residents from Coral
Springs, to Plantation, from
the east side to the west. This
is a new ballgame and all par-
ties involved are ready to hit
home runs," Marcus
concluded.
Joining chairman Marcus
and vice chairman Reinstein
on the Advisory Board are the
following leaders of the com-
munity; Jacob Brodzki, Daniel
Cantor, Loujs. Colker, Gladys
Daren, Sid Dorfman, Dr.
Abraham J. Gittelson, Leo
Goodman, Evelyn Gross,
Harold Oshry, Anita Perlman,
Sol Schulman, Rabbi Elliot
Skiddell, Morris Small, Helene
Soref and Gerald William.
For further information
about the school please contact
director Fran Merenstein at
583-6100.
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Friday, June 5, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 15
'Countdown '87 Reaching Out to North Broward Jewry!
By SHELDON S. POLISH
Federation President and 1987
General Chairman
One. .that's where it starts.
With one. One person in need.
One senior citizen who doesn't
have enough to eat. One
troubled teenager reaching
out. One new immigrant try-
ing to make it. One eager stu-
dent wanting to learn
Individuals who need help.
Individuals who are helped by
all the individuals who give to
the Jewish Federation/United
Jewish Appeal.
One's concern for another is
at the heart of Jewish tradi-
tion. As is everyone's concern
for the Jewish people and the
Jewish state.
And now, that concern is
needed more than ever.
In countries around the
world, increased harassment
and persecution have resulted
in Jews who are more
desperate and in Jewish com-
munites that are more
vulnerable.
In Israel, yet another rash of
terrorists attacks and
JERUSALEM Celebrating its 39th anniversary, the
State of Israel has made an historic and unprecedented
move it has appointed a young Israeli Arab to an impor-
tant and prestigious diplomatic post abroad. Muhammad
Masarwa, a 45-year-old lawyer from Kufer Kara village
near Hadera, will be Israel's next Consul General in Atlan-
ta, a post he assumes next summer. He will be the first non-
Jew to head an Israeli diplomatic mission anywhere, and
his appointment demonstrated Israel's confidence in itself
and in its 750,000 Arab citizens.
TEL AVIV The sanctions taken by the U.S. and
Western European countries against the apartheid regime
in South Africa will also be adopted by Israel, the Director
General of the Foreign Ministry, Yossi Beilin, said.
JERUSALEM Eliezer Sheffer, head of the World
Zionist Organizations' young leadership department, says
he has the solution to the problem of intermarriage a
worldwide computerized Jewish dating service. According
to Sheffer, one of the causes of intermarriage is that many
young diaspora Jews have little chance to meet socially
with other Jews, especially in small communities. He said
he got the idea for a computerized dating service at a
meeting of young WZO leaders from Europe. He said they
complained there was a dearth of Jewish marriage part-
ners in small towns in Italy, France and Greece.
TEL AVIV An Israeli Bank has assured a major posi-
tion in providing financing for American exporters, it was
reported. Bank Hapoalim has been cited recently as the
most active factor in financing exports of American
manufacturers through EXIM Bank, the United States ex-
port credit agency.

upheavals has made life dif-
ficult, financial burdens ever
more burdensome.
In North Broward, hard
times brought on by high costs
and lack of funds brought
about by state and federal
budget cuts, have resulted in
economic crisis for more and
more families while an even
more complex society has
resulted in personal crisis
loneliness, fright, despair
for more and more people.
More individuals with needs,
more help to be given. Now
more than ever.
150,000 plus add up all the
ones in Greater Fort Lauder-
dale and that's what you come
up with. More than 150,000
Jews. 150,000 plus different
human beings with different
human needs. And add to that
thousands of other human be-
ings served in the broader
community.
Human beings who need
food or clothing or housing.
Human beings who need
Jewish education or counseling
or medical attention. Human
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Individuals who, in many dif-
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Places for people, and places
more and more people need.
Now, more than ever.
Although the final days of
the 1987 Federation/UJA cam-
paign are upon us, we must all
realize that no time limit is
placed on the tens of
thousands of our Jewish
brethren to look to us for life-
giving, life-enhancing help. We
are proud of our community
and of those who share the
responsibilities as well as the
joys of its well-being. But it
takes all of us the concerned
and committed alike to enable
us to provide these special
gifts to aid our fellow Jew in
need wherever they may be.
We urge you to take part in
this final "Countdown '87"
and call on your friends,
business associates, neighbors
or someone capable of giving
who have not yet answered the
call.
Please jot down a list of
"Missing Persons" and send it
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Page 16 The Jewish Floridjan^ofGraterFort Lauderdale/Friday, June 6, 1987
Agency Focus
At the Kosher Nutrition Program
Giving gifts to friends on Purim is a wonderful
custom and the seniors of the Kosher Nutrition
program are very fortunate to be friends with
Yiddishist par excellence Ben Kimmelman and
pianist Jean Kozinn. Showing appreciation are,
Dinah Premak, Kimelman, Jean Kozinn and
Sarah Siegel.
The JCC's Association for the Deaf meet in the
JCC's building C immediately after the par-
ticipants of Federation's Kosher Nutrition pro-
gram. Friendships between the two groups have
occurred and, as a result, members ofJCCAD
have become knitters of lap robes for WECARE,
as many of the ladies of the Nutrition program
are. Pictured are JCCAD members, twin sisters
Edna Rindner and Shirley Winkelman.
utrxtxon Program encourages
wellness for its participants. Recently, the par-
ticipants were visited by members of the Gold
Coast Home Health Services. Pictured are
Eleanor Isaacs, Sarah Siegel and Bella Gut-
tenberg with Hope Houck, R.N. of the Gold Coast
Home Health Services.
participants of the Federation's Kosher
Nutrition program were recently visited for
Purim by the children of the Hebrew Day School.
Shaloch Manot was brought to Lily Albert by
Eytan Eilender.
World News
CANADA Canada will
issue no invitation for
Austrian President Kurt
Waldheim to visit the coun-
try, according to Canadian
UN Ambassador Stephen
Lewis. Ambassador Lewis
conveyed the formal posi-
tion of the Canadian govern-
ment in a letter to Israel
Singer, Secretary General
of the World Jewish Con-
gress, made public. "Our
minister of External Af-
fairs, the Rt. Hon. Joe
Clark, has stated that there
are no plans to invite
Waldheim to Canada, nor
has he expressed a desire to
visit the country," Lewis
stated in the letter.
BUDAPEST Jewish
leaders representing their
communities in 26 countries
in the West and Eastern
bloc, stood at attention in a
downpour of rain to pay
solemn tribute to Raoul
Wallenberg who, as a young
Swedish diplomat more
than 40 years ago, saved
tens of thousands of
Hungarian Jews from
deportation and certain
death at the hands of the
Nazis.
UNITED NATIONS
The Untied States, in a
shift, is now in favor of
opening to the public the
United Nations files on Nazi
war criminals, diplomatic
sources confirmed. The
sources said the U.S. has
already informed Secretary
General Javier Perez de
Cuellar that it has changed
its position on the issue.
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A History of Kosher Quality
Of all the beautiful values that have passed
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The Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center
Perlman Campus
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33313 792-6700
By Muriel Haskell, Director of Public Relations
For further information and fees concerning the events or pro-
grams listed please call the center.
the help of Stu Tatz, we'd
never have been able to pro-
duce this mideast delicacy in
the U.S. South!"
Banyas is in the automobile
service business with three
locations in Pompano. He calls
his service Moty's Car Care.
An aeronautical electrical
engineer, with a degree in this
field earned in Israel's Army
School, Banyas has easily
transferred his talents from
air craft to land craft!
All four Banyas; Galina and
their two daughters, Sharon
eight-and-a-half and Yael
three-and-a-half are close to
the Center. Galina is co-owner
of the new Israeli/Judaica
Store on 44th Street. She is
also on many Woman's Day
and Early Childhood Commit-
tees and an active member of
Expressions 87. Sharon is a
graduate of JCC Early
Childhood and attends Hebrew
Day School. Yale, born in the
U.S.A. is an enrollee in Early
Childhood.
JCC CELEBRATES
ISRAEL 39
Breaking up was hard to do
but the rain clouds, actively
doing their thing all week, did
it, and broke up just in time to
let the sunshine in, Sunday,
May, 17.
Soref JCC, Perlman Cam-
pus, provided a bright and
roomy setting, complete with
art gallery, entertainment
center, sports arena,
playground, zoo and shopping
mall, plus a variety of
workshops planned to further
increase our knowledge of the
Jewish State.
"According to our educated
guesses we'd say that close to
5,000 people were on campus
to celebrate Israel In-
dpendence Day," said Ivy
Levine. She ought to know.
Ivy and Larry Levine have en-
joyed the titles of co-
chairpersons of Israel In-
dependence Day since 1980.
Congratulations! They did it
again with great success.
"This was our seventh one
and we thought it was the
best," she added. "Everyone
seemed to ..be enjoying
themselves enormously and
everything ran smoothly. Of
course the new air conditioned
space provided by the gym was
a tremendous asset. And the
shuk shopping was really a
pleasure under the tent."
The day began with "the run
with the torch" by JCC Presi-
dent David Schulman. Star-
ting from Plantation Park on
5th St., he ran, Maccabeah
style, accompanied by
members of JCC Brownie
Troop No. 101, to the obelisk
where he lit the flame and pro-
Moty Banyas, JCC Volunteer
of the month for March.
MARCH VOLUNTEER OF
THE MONTH
JCC's Volunteer of the
month for March, Moty
Banyas, has given countless
hours of his time and ingenuity
to the Center.
In the "States" six years,
the Banyas family's hometown
is Hadera, Israel, a city
halfway between Haifa and
Tel-Aviv. The Banyas' have
been members of the Center
four years and this past year
Moty has been seen often on
the JCC campus, both day and
night. He has generously of-
fered his knowledge and
talents as well as his hands-on
participation in many special
projects. This past March he
helped plan and implement the
program for the Center's
Israeli Cafe, giving the even-
ing an authentic, typical
mideast flavor and producing a
memorable event.
Bingo now on its way to
becoming a successful well-
attended fund-raising project
for JCC has had the valuable
contributions of Moty, who
continues to participate as a
member of the volunteer team
running the operation.
And last but not least
Israel Independence Day '87
Israel's 39th Birthday on the
JCC campus has been said to
be "the best one yet! Moty had
a great deal to do with the
planning and the doing! An ex-
pert felafel maker serving
as Co-Chairman of the Food
Committee he advised the
committee that many dollars
could be saved by making the
delicacy on premises rather
than "ordering in ." He
followed through byv. in-
vestigating where to buy the
ingredients and how to acquire
food processors to grind the
hundreds of pounds of chick
peas to make the felafel balls
and to provide the
wherewithal to have shredding
parties for the lettuce. And
many weeks in advance he ran
practice sessions for Judy
Kissel and other members of
the staff re sensible for the
production close to 1,000
felafels solu on May 17. Says
Judy Kissel, "without the
guidance of Moty, along with
Ivy and Larry Levine, the
chairpeople of Israel 89, thank
the hundred of volunteers for
their cooperation in making
the festival such a successful
celebration.
claimed Israel Independence
Day.
ART
Most everyone's first stop
was a visit to JCC's spec-
tacular Expressions '87 Art
Show and Sale in Soref Hall.
Housing the largest traveling
exhibition of magnificent
works of art from Israel, Ex-
pressions displayed art in a
great variety of media and
represented more than 50
Israeli artists.
Susana Flaum, JCC's Direc-
tor of Adult/Cultural Arts, the
show's coordinator, Linda
Streitfeld, its chairperson,
along with Izzy Assour, the
show's Israeli Artist/Director
transformed Soref Hall into an
impressive gallery, the setting
for an elegant reception at-
tended by 200 guests the night
before the IID celebration, a
main attraction during the
Omega Religious Services Club made its annual
donation to JCC WECARE Passover Matzoh
Fund. Allyn Kanowsky, WECARE Director, ac-
cepted a generous check from (left to right) Bill
Sachs, Mac Finkelstein, and Jerry Kaye, all of-
ficers of the club, who have been regularly collec-
ting funds from residents of Omega, as well as
from other members of the community. The fund
is used to purchase foods for JCC Passover
Baskets which are distributed to needy Jewish
families who cannot afford the ritual foods
necessary to hold the Seder. Last year over 800
baskets were prepared and delivered by
volunteers of WECARE, the volunteer service
arm of the Soref Jewish Communiy Center,
Perlman Campus. "This year the need was even
greater," says Kanowsky.
aunaay festival and after-
wards an art show open to the
public for another five days.
ENTERTAINMENT
Non-stop! A full schedule for
a full house from 12:30 on in
the gym. Choral Groups,
Dance Groups, guitarists,
vocalists ... and Marakecb
and Maritza two of Broward
County's most supple belly-
dancers, all performed for ap-
preciative audiences. The
grand entertainment finale
starred "Shajar," a group of
six musicians, vocalists, and
instrumentalists originally
from' Argentina, who give a
contemporary, exciting beat to
the music of Israel and
Judaica. "The best I've heard"
said Pauline Arak a former
professional, who played the
Court Jester in JCC's Senior
Adult production of "Shnay
Vyse."
CHILDREN SEEN AND
HEARD...
.. having a marvelous time
with carnival rides, seeing the
Kids Klown show and com-
peting for prizes in all the field
and track events of the Mac-
cabeah games. The teenagers
had their day running carnival
skill game booths. And for the
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ktudious, a special quiz on
Israel, designed by CAJE,
_jrew many youngsters from
focal religious schools.
JEW AND DIFFERENT
Tand TONGUE-IN-CHEEK
A visit to Bibleland which in-
cluded Crossing the Red "C,"
I viewing the Tower of Babble
I (an actual six-foot pyramid of
I telephone books) and dozens of
other Biblical events, was
dreamed up by Harold Golds-
tein, Will Shulman and Sam
Finelstein, three creators to be
applauded for their senses of
humor.
ON THE LEVEL ... OF
EDUCATION
CAJE's three lectures on
topics relating to Israel today
and the Jewish Federation's
community Relations Council
Lecture on Soviet Jewry were
presented by knowledgeable
speakers to responsive au-
diences. A film Center, also by
CAJE had an ongoing movie
schedule of three popular
movies about Israel.
SENIORS COMPETE FOR
FUN
Also participating in the-
celebration of Israel's 39th
Birthday were an "active" 85
contestants, 55 years old or
older, who entered into all
kinds of indoor and outdoor
sports with great enthusiasm.
Their rewards a breakfast
a lunch a T-ShirT prize
ribbons and great sociability.
This event which began a week
before with finals on IID, was
co-sponsored by HIP-Network
of Florida.
MORE ...
Dozens of volunteers, plus
JCC staff helped prepare and
sell hundreds of hamburgers, a
thousand felafel and many
more than 1,000 hot dogs. Ac-
companyments included cold
beverages, hot coffee, a splen-
did assortment of bakery
goods and polar cups.
JCC thanks the following
underwriters and sponsors
whose generosity has con-
tributed significantly towards
the success of the "Israel 39"
Celebration.
UNDERWRITERS:
Balloons, Balloons,
Balloons, Compliments of II-
ene Weisberg.
Cell Communications,
Compliments of Matt Cokee.
Commonwealth Savings &
Loan, (Shajar Concert).
Hebrew National Hot
Dogs, (In Memory of Eric
Golden).
HIP Network of
Florida, (Senior Olympics).
Dr. Phil Mirmelli, (Youth
Maccabeah Games in
Memory of Billy Schulman).
SPONSORS:
Dr. B.H. Comb and Dr.
J.B. Silvernan, Op-
tometrist*, P.A.
Doctors General Hospital
Family Practice Centers,
Dr. Jim Phillips and Nat
Levine.
Ivar B. Fsndel MD
Pediatrician
Steven Feller, PE Inc.
Ferrro, Middlebrooks,
Strickland and Fischer, P.A.
Freckles Children's
Clothing Store, Compliments
of the Levine Family
Greenberg, Traurig,
Askew, Hoffman, Lipoff,
Rosen & Qaentel, PA.
Warren Henry Motors, Inc.
Herman Construction
Services
Kopelowiti, Atlas,
Pearlman, & Trop, Pa.
MAE Music, Compliments
of Ken Katz
Massachusetts Mutual,
Compliments of David
Schulman.
Oren Development Corp.
Paine Webber, Inc., Bob
Tokar.
Plantation General
Hospital
Professional Savings Bank
Sam's Speed Printing, Inc.
Peter Sarbone, MD,
Dermatology
Grant Thornton Accoun-
tant & Management
Consultants
Triangle Sports Headwear,
Compliments of Harold Kittay.
United Growers, The Tatz
Family.
Marlene R. Wolf, MD,
Family Practice
ISRAEL 39 COMMITTEE
Ivy and Larry Levine, Co-
chairpersons. Motty Banyas,
Louise Feller, Robert Fields,
Maria Frankel, Harold Golds-
tein, Sylvia Goldstein, Abby
Kahn, Rochelle Krakower,
Barbara Kline, Ruth Milstein,
Ava Phillips, Allison
Ruytenbeek, Fran Tatz,
Stuart Tatz, Marney Tokar
and Leo Weissman.
SPECIAL THANKS are ex-
tended to the JCC staff who
made this program possible:
David Surowitz, Israel 39
Project Coordinator; Adele
Berman, Entertainment; Cin-
dy Grossman, Carnival Rides;
Jerry Gumora, Campus layout
and construction; Susana
Flaum, Expressions '87 Art
Show; Muriel Haskell, Publici-
ty and Publications; Laura
Hochman, Senior Maccabeah
Games; Allyn Kanowsky,
Volunteers; Judy Kissel, Food
and Beverage; Dave Margolis,
Youth Maccabeah Games;
Ruth Milstein, Shuk; Patti
Seiden, Carnival Booths; Gail
Shankman, Financial Opera-
tions and Fran Tantz, Arts and
Crafts.
Also, Karen Tunik, Opening
Ceremonies and Childrens
Entertainment and Bonnie
Alicea, Marie Barthole,
Dianne Becker, Elise Blanco,
Adolf Epstein, Sheila Ger-
chick, Fran Golden, Edith
Kessler, Harriet Klein, Jenny
Leon, Ellen Mayer, Sarah
Meyers, Marilyn Mlot, Lois
Polish, Gladys Taylor, Judy
Tekel, Phil Cofman, Executive
Director and David Schulman,
President.
The JCC is a major
beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lavderdale, receiving
funds from the annual United
Jewish Appeal campaign.
Friday, June 5, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 19
Awards were presented at Jewish Family Ser-
vice 25th Birthday Gala to, from left., Sherwin
H. Rosenstein, Executive Director, Marilyn
Leonard, Administrative Assistant, Elaine
Pittell, Co-Chair 25th Birthday Gala, Merle
Orlove. Co-Chair Public Relations, Dr. David
Sachs, President, recipient of the 1987 Esther
Lowenthal Community Service Award,
Deborah F. Hahn, Co^Chair 25th Birthday
Gala, Charlotte Padek, Co-Chair Public Rela-
tions, Steven Fayne, Outgoing Treasurer.
JFS 25th Annual Meeting
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County celebrated its
25th Annual Meeting at a Bir-
thday Gala on Sunday, May 3
at the Holiday Inn Plantation.
The installation of the
1987-1988 Officers and Board,
elected at the board meeting of
April 16, was held. The Of-
ficers are: David Sachs, DDS,
President; Norman Ostrau, 1st
Vice President; Elaine Pittell,
2nd Vice President; Herbert
Tolpen, Treasurer; and
Deborah F. Hahn, Secretary.
Board of Directors: Linda
Benlolo PhD, Walter Berns-
tein, Herbert Brizel, MD,
Gladys Daren, Rabbi Robert P.
Frazin, Howard Gaines, Mark
Gendal, O.D., Alvera Gold, Er-
win Gold, Cheryl Gottlieb,
Laurence Greenberg, Mitchell
Habib, Aaron Harel, Marcy
Kameron, Edward Lefkow.
Esther Lerner, Barbara N.
Lessne, Estelle Loewenstein,
Susan Malter, Merle Orlove,
Charlotte Padek, Israel
Resnikoff, Ron Rosen, Elaine
Schwartz, Ronni Simon, Bar-
bara Simonds, Rabbi Elliott
Skiddell, Bonnie Sobelman,
Claire Socransky, David Som-
mer, Fran Stone, and Florence
Straus. Fred P. Greene and
Sheldon Polish, Past
Presidents.
Congressman Larry Smith,
guest speaker, reported on
"Federation Government Fun-
SEN. PETER WEINSTEIN (D-CoralSprings),
left, recently presented Senate Resolution 1800 to
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel at a special joint ses-
sion of the Senate, House, Cabinet and the
Supreme Court. The resolution commemorates
the Days of Remembrance of the victims of the
Holocaust and urges the Soviet Union to respect
the religious and cultural freedom of Soviet
Jews. Pictured with Weinstein and Wiesel is
Rep. Elaine Bloom (DMiami Beach).
Congressman Smith
ding and its Impact on Family
Agencies." The Esther
Lowenthal Community Ser-
vice Award was presented to
Dr. David Sachs, President of
the Board for his distinguished
contributions to the communi-
ty. Awards were presented to
Merle Orlove and Charlotte
Padek, Co-chairs of the Public
Relations Committee, Deborah
F. Hahn and Elaine Pittell, Co-
Chairs of the 25th Birthdays
Committee; Steven Fayne for
dedicated service as
Treasurer; Sherwin H.
Rosenstein and Marilyn
Leonard for dedicated service
to Jewish Family Service.
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County is a
beneficiary agency of the
United Way of Broward Coun-
ty, the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale, and
the Jewish Federation of South
Broward.
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Community Calendar
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Compiled by
Lori Ginsberg,
Federation 748-8400.
FRIDAY JUNE 5
Workmen's Circle: 1 p.m.
Meeting. Sholom Dancers will
entertain. Laud. Lakes City
Hall, 4300 NW 36 St.
Temple Emanu-El: 8:15
Musk Sabbath featuring
tor Rita Shore. At Temple.
Florida Jewish Singles Con-
ference: June 5-7. Tradewinds
Hotel, St. Petersburg.
87*4451.
SATURDAY JUNE 6
Temple Kol Ami: 8 p.m.
Dream Auction. Admission $5
Schreiber
Given Award
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Elieser Schreiber of New York
has received the 1987 Moreinu
Reb Yaakov Rosenheim
Award from Agudath Israel of
America for his volunteer
work on behalf of the U.S. Or-
thodox Jewish organization.
Joseph Goldbrenner of New
York was presented Aguda's
Reb Elimelech Tress Memorial
Award for his service toward
the perpetuation of the
heritage of Torah life among
Holocaust survivors.
Libyans
Ousted
CANBERRA (JTA) -
The staff of the Libyan Peo-
ple's Bureau in Canberra has
been given 10 days to leave
Australia, the Zionist Federa-
tion of Australia reports.
Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke, announcing the
expulsion, said that the Peo-
ple's Bureau was "simply serv-
ing to facilitate Libya's
destabilizing activities" in
Australia and the South
Pacific region.
Jewish Student
Editor Wins Award
NEW YORK (JTA) Jon
Greene, editor of the Mitzpeh
Jewish student newspaper at
the University of Maryland,
has won the 1987 JDC-Smolar
Student Journalism Award.
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee
presented him a $1,000 check
in memory of Boris Smolar,
long-time editor of The Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.
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SUNDAY JUNE 7
Jewish Community Center; 6
p.m. Board Installation. Mar-
riott Cypress Creek Hotel.
Ramat Shalom: Ramat
Shalom vs. Miami Delphins.
American Heritage Field.
472-3600.
MONDAY JUNE 8
ORT-Pine Island Chapter:
11:30 a.m. Meeting and mini-
lunch. Nob Hill Center, 10400
Sunset Strip, Sunrise.
NCJW-Plantation Section:
11:30 a.m. Installation of of-
ficers. Inverrary Country
Chib. 756-7712.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 10
B'nai B'rith Women-Lakes
Chapter: Noon. Meeting.
Laud. Lakes Public Safety
Bldg., 4300 NW 36 St.
THURSDAY JUNE 11
City of Hope-Lakes Chapter:
Noon. Meeting. Laud. Lakes-
City Hall.
Temple Emanu-El: 7:45 p.m.
Executive committee meeting.
At Temple.
SATURDAY JUNE 13
Jewish Community Center:
Mystery Bus Trip. 792-6700.
Lauderdale Oaks: 8 p.m.
Cabaret Nite featuring Gino
Sorgi Trio and Liza.
Auditorium, 3060 NW 47 Terr.
SUNDAY JUNE 14
Temple Beth O r r-
Brotherhood and Sisterhood:
Breakfast. At Temple.
Ramat Shalom: 9 a.m.-l p.m.
Blood Drive.
MONDAY JUNE 15
B'nai B'rith Unit-Woodlands
Chapter: 7:30 p.m. Meeting.
Woodlands Section.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 17
Sunrise Jewish Center
Sisterhood: Noon. Meeting.
Irving Lewkow will entertain.
At Temple.
THURSDAY JUNE 18
Hadassah-Ilana Hawaiian
Gardens Chapter Noon. Lun-
cheon and card party. Inver-
rary Hilton, 3501 Inverrary
Blvd. 485-3699.
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