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Volume 16 Number 17
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, July 17, 1987
Price iff) Cents
Alan Becker Richard Finkelstein Samuel K. Miller Morris Small
Team '88 Sets Goal-Setting Strategy For UJA
Determined to make the
1987-'88 Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauder-
dale/United Jewish Appeal
campaign the most suc-
cessful in the community's
history, chairman Harold L.
Oshry told The Floridian
that new fund-raising ef-
forts require new campaign
measures and structures.
In a special interview,
Oshry announced that four
prominent North Broward
County men, representing
both professional and divi-
sion/area responsibilities
have been named as general
co-chairmen for the Jewish
community's major
In explaining the new
campaign plan, Oshry said
Alan Becker
that this will be the first
time where leadership has
been appointed with com-
plete authority over
selected operational
Richard Finkelstein
These include: Profes-
sional Divisions, Alan
Becker; Oceanside, Coral
Springs and Plantation Divi-
Samuel K. Miller
sions, Richard Finkelstein;
Condominiums, Samuel K.
Miller; and Country Club
Community, Morris Small.
Oshry indicated that these
Morris Small
men will have total respon-
sibility to implement and
organize the campaign
areas and divisions in their
Continued on Page 9
New North Broward Board of Rabbis Elected
World News
BONN Odfried Hepp,
the 29-year-old leader of a
neo-Nazi gang described by
police as violent and
dangerous, has been charg-
ed in Frankfurt with the at-
tempted murder of an
American soldier. He is also
charged with membership in
a terrorist organization.
B'rith Canada is seeking
changes in federal laws that
would end or minimize what
it charges are widespread
abuses of the "get," or
Jewish religious divorce.
BBC charged that
recalcitrant spouses are us-
ing the "get as a bargain-
ing or extortion tool in the
Jewish divorce process to
obtain custody or property
rights, support or
maintenance to which they
are not legally entitled.
D'vash... page 3
Anti-Bias Ruling ... page 4
Elder 11
"The synagogue is the
traditional center of Jewish
continuity and foremost
vehicle for communication
of our rich heritage and
religious commitment."
This was the response of
Rabbi Paul Plotkin, newly
elected president of the
North Broward Board of
Rabbis, who told The Flori-
dian that within the coming
year, the members of the
board will work closely with
the Jewish Federation in
helping to achieve the major
central organization's im-
portant programs and
Rabbi Plotkin, spiritual
leader of Temple Beth Am
in Margate was elected to
the presidency along with
fellow .members Rabbi Kurt
F. Stone, spiritual leader,
Tamarac Jewish Center,
Tamarac, vice president;
and Rabbi Howard A. Ad-
dison, spiritual leader, Tem-
ple Beth Israel, Sunrise, the
new secretary-treasurer.
The officers stated that
more than ever, the board
and the Federation will
establish a special force
within the community,
responding to the Greater
Fort Lauderdale area needs
for young and old alike.
Plotkin indicated that he
had met with Federation ex-
ecutive director Kenneth B.
Continued on Page 2
Representing the new officers of the North Broward Board of Rab-
bis are, from left, Rabbi Howard A. Addison, secretary-
treasurer; Rabbi Paul Plotkin, president; and Rabbi Kurt F.
Stone, vice president.
Spotlight on Israel's Religious Secular Groups...
The Many Varied Choices of the Chosen People
Carl Alpert
HAIFA The increasing
bitterness in the confronta-
tions between religious and
non-religious persons is cause
for genuine concern among
all clear thinking people here.
Extremism on the one side
has led to extremism on the
other as well. Clashes on
ideological grounds have
often been exploited by
political groups which have
no real interest in either side,
but seek to make their own
capital out of the situation.
The observer overseas is
far too often unaware of the
distinctions and differences
between the various groups
on each side. On the one hand
there are a few people who
are motivated by purely
atheistic and secular con-
siderations and resent even
attempts to fasten the label
"Jewish" on them. More
positive are those who call
themselves humanistic Jews,
who accept the cultural and
moral traditions which they
recognize as having
emanated from Judaism,
while they reject all
theological aspects. There are
those who prefer to observe
self-chosen traditions, but
refuse to be regimented into
any religious establishment.
And of course there are Jews
who choose to follow a brand
of faith which they define in
their own terms. The latter
range from such ancient
bodies as the Karaites and the
Samaritans, to the Reform
and Conservative of our own
days at the center of the
On the other hand there are
grades and gradations of
religiosity, and it would be
wrong to lump them all under
the heading "orthodox." One
might start with the Neturei
Karta, of Mea Shearim,
whose extreme of orthodoxy
begins with their utter rejec-
tion of the State of Israel,
which they do not recognize
because it was not called into
existence by divine act. They
are followed by various
Hassidic sects which make
grudging concession to the
state, especially since they
Continued on Page 10
Come Fly With Us20th Anniversary Mission To IsraelSign Up Today


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort I^auderdale/Friday, July 17, 1987
Reach Out and Help Your Fellow Jews in Need
Team '88 Wants You to Sign Up for Fall Drive
"A Winning Strategy .
Anti-Semitism, Soviet Jewry
and Prisoners of Conscience,
Prayer in Public Schools and
Israel's survival should be
everybody's business, but .
Jewish survival today requires
an act of sheer will. Our North
Broward County Jewish com-
munity can survive only if
enough people care. There is a
Enter the world of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, and take
part in the Jewish Federation
game plan."
The words of Harold L.
Oshry, 1988 Federation ex-
ecutive vice president and
general chairman, who recent-
ly announced the formation
and planning strategy of his
team of campaign leaders that
in the coming months will
strive to raise the most funds
ever achieved in the 20 years
of the Federation's Jewish
community's major
Oshry told The Floridian
that the campaign structure
will include among others,
Women's Division chairman
Charlotte Padek of Bonaven-
ture, campaign co-chairmen
Alan Becker of Fort Lauder-
dale; Richard Finkelstein, Ft.
Lauderdale; Samuel K. Miller,
Deerfield Beach; and Morris
Small, Tamarac Woodlands.
Other area Division
assignments include Paul
Lehrer, Oceanside; Marvin
Stein,. Woodlands; and Joe
Kranberg, Palm-Aire. Other
responsibilities are still being
formulated and will be an-
nounced as they are finalized.
In discussing the coming
campaign, Oshry stressed the
importance of the issues that
face not only the Jews locally,
but also in Israel and overseas
as well. He said, "There are
many threats to Jewish sur-
vival and security today
throughout the world. They
will not disappear by wishing
them away. They can be dealt
with by effective action, the
most productive by working to
strengthen the lives of our
fellow Jews, to help them meet
these and other challenges.
This can best be done, by
becoming involved by show-
ing that there is more to your
commitment than a pledge and
a check, albeit that is the most
important aspect of the drive,
and by standing up and being
Enter the world of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale which for
now, going on its 20th year,
has been making a difference
in the quality of Jewish life
We have been able to do this
because of our community's
strong support. This expres-
sion of faith and confidence in
the Federation and its work
THE CYPRESS CHASE Lodge ofB'nai B'rith
recently celebrated the centennial of David Ben
Gurion. Pictured are panel members, from left.,
Abraham Levine, Sam Wasserman, Judah Brin-
sky, moderator; Max Tufel and Milton Sche-
ingarten, Israel moderator.
Summer Shirtsleeves Social Hour
July 30 at Marriott Harbor Beach
The business and professional
community of North Broward
County is cordially invited to at-
tend a Summer Shirtsleeves
Social Hour sponsored by the
Federation's highly-successful
Business and Executive Network
program on Thursday, July 80
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mar-
iott Harbor Beach Resort, 3030
loliday Dr., Fort Lauderdale.
The July 30 program, sponsored
by Star of David Cemeteries and
Funeral Chapels, Douglas Kinzer,
president, will feature sumptuous
hors' d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
Admission is $5 per person.
Serving as chairman of the
Summer Shir!sleeves program is
attorney Larry Behar.
For reservations or information
please contact the Federation at
748-8400. Please remember to br-
ing your business cards.
New North
Broward Board
of Rabbis Elected
Continued from Page 1
Bierman, and that Federa-
tion will provide both ad-
ministrative and profes-
sional support assistance
whenever deemed
Among the pulpit rabbis
named for the first time to
the 1987'88 Federation
board of Directors are: Rab-
bi Samuel April, Temple
Sholom, Pompano Beach;
Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon, Tem-
ple Emanu-El, Lauderdale
lakes; Rabbi Mark W. Gross,
Temple Beth Orr, Coral
Springs; Rabbi Sheldon J.
Harr, Temple Kol Ami,
Plantation; Rabbi Randall
Konigsburg, Temple
Sha'aray Tzedek, Sunrise;
Rabbi Joseph M. Langner,
Temple Beth Israel of Deer-
field Beach; Rabbi Aaron
Lieberman, Synagogue of
I nverrary Chabad,
Lauderhill; Rabbi Lewis Lit-
tman, Temple Bat Yam, Ft.
Lauderdale; and Rabbi
Elliot L. Skiddell, Ramat
Shalom, Plantation.
Meet the Rest of Your Family .. .
In Israel, We're All Mispacha
"Israel is family. Her people
are our people and what better
time to spend with our proud
brethren than the occasion of
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale's
20th Anniversary Community
Mission, which will be held as
part of the 20/40 celebration in
Jerusalem, October 26 through
November 5.
According to Jacob Brodzki,
Community Mission chair,
"We want you, the men and
women from our North
Broward County community,
to come aboard the El Al flight
to the Jewish Homeland on
this joyous occasion of our an-
niversary and the State of
Israel's Fortieth year."
He emphasized "Always
wanted to go, but never got
around to it? Maybe you were
waiting to return with your
family one day. This could be
the right time. We have map-
ped out a special itinerary for
you, which includes among
other happenin's, a celebration
meeting at the Knesset with
government officials, a visit to
the Israeli Naval Haifa in-
stallation, service at Western
Wall with the Chief Cantor of
the Israeli Defense force and
being a part of the Federation
October board meeting.
In addition, we will visit
Kfar Saba, Federation's Pro-
ject Renewal city, put you in
touch with kibbutzniks, ex-
perts, professionals, kids,
elderly people, all kinds of
As you get to know the
Israelis, you will gain a sense
of their tough idealism and
commitment to survival. There
will be many conversations to
share, and instructive tours of
absorption centers and other
facilities. All the things that
you make happen with your
Federation/UJA contribution.
Through these experiences,
you will understand better
Israel's problems and her
Barbara Wiener, Mission
chairman, indicated that the
Community Mission and the
National Presidents, October
21-29, will give you the oppor-
tunity to Team more about
yourself, as you and the other
mission participants become
linked with the past and hopes
of the Jewish state. She said,
"As your commitment
awakens, you will have the op-
portunity to make your pledge
to the future of Israel and its
people your people.'*
Information and reserva-
tions to missions can be obtain-
ed by calling Sandy Jackowitz,
Missions coordinator, at
HERBERT KAHN, president
of the Pompano Lodge, B'nai
B'rith, presented a check for
$1,000 for the Kosher Nutrition
program of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Fort Lauder-
dale. Kahn, left, is shown han-
ding the check to Irving
Libowsky, ILIA chairman
Palm-Aire Division and chair-
man of the Kosher Nutri-
tion/Giilhiring Place. "We are
very proud to support this wor-
ilnrliii, program of the Fort
Lauderdale Jewish Federa-
tion, sniil Kahn.
n./ Anniversary yo
""* Ft. \J*P
The Tradition Continues. .
Harold Oshry
has enabled us to meet the
challenges of keeping our
children Jewish, our elderly
well-cared for and our rights
as Jews secure."
He continued, "The Federa-
tion is a caring world concern-
ed about large issues and in-
dividual victims about inter-
national and intergroup
relatioins, the security of the
democratic State of Israel and
lasting peace in the Middle
East, Soviet repression of
Jews, the spread of terror,
discrimination and bigotry
directed against any person or
The Federation is a world of
action and swift response, of
patient planning and program-
ming, of legal and educational
efforts of all the proven and
innovative means available to
associations of citizens to
deepen their understanding of
each other and protect their
The Federation is the em-
bodiment of the theme "One
People, One Destiny" a
voluntary association of con-
cerned and committed
volunteers dedicated to ensur-
ing and enhancing the quality
of Jewish life in North
Broward, Israel and in 34
other lands.
Through our Federa-
tion/UJA campaign, we raise
funds to support the many pro-
grams and services that are
vital to all of our brethren. We
do not discriminate who or
who should not use these im-
portant services or facilities.
What we provide is the most
effective and relevant on-
going support areas aimed at
improving the quality of
Jewish life.
So come this Fall, we will
call on you to join our
established group of commit-
ted men and women who will
help us continue these extraor-
dinary programs. We would
very much like to add your
name to the honor roll of
workers and givers. All it
takes is a phone call. Call
Federation campaign head-
quarters at 748-8400 and reach
out. Reach out to Jews with
special needs at this special
El Al and Jerusalem await you

Friday, July 17, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
Now is the Time for Commitment
Summertime is a special
time for all of us. We have set
the plans and 'happenings' for
our much awaited vacations
and time off. We have put
together an agenda of items
too numerous to mention of
'long awaited' fix-up chores or
buying sprees. This is indeed a
time of movement, action and
in some cases, just plain
But summertime is also a
time for another kind of move-
ment, action and agendas. It is
a time when people who care
about themselves who care
about our community who
care about tens of thousands of
Jewish brethren in Israel and
34 other lands, answer the
final call, and pledge their
1987 Federation/United
Jewish Appeal gift.
In the past, we have heard
perilous times overseas, and
about our unique possibility
and special responsibility to
alleviate difficulties in Israel
and elsewhere.
Those perilous times have
not gone away, by any means,
but we now hear more and
more about perilous times
closer to home, and about our
unique possibilities and special
responsibilities in nurturing
our own North Broward com-
munity, our own youth, our
own elderly, our own survival.
Sheldon S. Polish
For where would the 'tweens
and teens' gather for activities
and cultural programs if not
the JCC, the senior citizen en-
joy the pleasure of his peers at
the Kosher nutrition sites in
Plantation or Lauderhill, or
the troubled family meeting at
the Jewish Family Service of-
fices in Sunrise. Where indeed
would they be without the
Federation/UJA and where
would they be without your
heartfelt generosity?
In times of special tension
there will be frayed nerves and
volatile difference of opinion.
This is to be expected. The
point now is: Will you join the
discussion? The point now is:
Will you sit on the sidelines
and observe the various efforts
to preserve community in-
tegrity some more effective,
some less effective or will
you jump in to try to steer the
Our enemy is not divergence
in opinion; our enemy is indif-
ference. When all is said and
done, the final answer is yours.
You can indeed sit on the
sidelines and let the others do
the job you can turn your
head the other way and say,
"That's not my problem or
concern" or you can just
lock your eyes and close your
ears to what is going on
around you. But in the long
run, we will all be touched by
the Federation and its pro-
found gift of social and
humanitarian services.
So during the hot days of
summer you can add one more
very important item to your
'happenin's'. Make it happen
for the sick child in Lebanon,
the single mother in Israel,
and the unemployed father in
Greater Fort Lauderdale.
More and more this is our ball
So let's all hit a 'grand slam'
for Federation/UJA and sup-
port a "World of Jewish
D'vash. ..
Chinese Jews Died Through Assimilation
By Joseph I. Sargon. He was
managing editor of The Jewish
Tribune in India and first visited
the Jews ofKaifeng about 50 years
Exactly when Jews first settled
in China is shrouded in mystery.
The prophet Isaiah referred to
"Sinim," which is generally
believed to be China, and a travel
book written in the ninth century
C.E. alludes to the Jews being
there since time immemorial.
A Chinese stone tablet describes
Jews arriving during the Chow
Dynasty (1120-220 B.C.E.), the
period of the Jewish exile in
Babylonia. It is thought by some
that Jews first reached China dur-
ing the first Han Dynasty (200
B.C.E.-265 C.E.), probably in 65
C.E. from Persia.
They came most likely over land
with the trading caravans from
Central Asia and by sea from the
Persian Gulf.
They brought glassware and in-
troduced cotton cloth, which won
them favor with the Emperor, and
returned with spices and silk.
Eventually Jews settled in
various Chinese communities.
They arrived in the most impor-
tant of these, the then capital
Kaifeng on the Yellow River in
the Province of Hunan, in 950
C.E. They prospered as mer-
chants and bankers, and some
rose to positions of political
Because of their kashrut and
yarmulkes, the Chinese referred
to the Jews as "pluckers of the
sinews" and later "Muslims of the
blue cap." Chinese Jews never
faced anti-Semitism, although
they were the objects of attemp-
ted conversion by Jesuit
The Jesuit archives in Paris con-
tain a comprehensive collection of
material brought from China, in-
cluding a detailed plan of the
synagogue at Kaifeng, built in
1163 on land given by the
Emperor, and specimens of
Hebrew script found there.
The synagogue, called the Tem-
ple of Purity and Goodness, con-
sisted of four courts, containing
dwellings, that faced west toward
Jerusalem, a memorial chapel,
reception room and arches
where in somewhat the Chinese
manner ancestors were
The Jews of Kaifeng lived as a
cohesive community for three cen-
turies, but in the 14th century, in-
termarriage and assimilation
began to take their toll, the Jews
were isolated from the
mainstream of Jewish life, they
adopted Chinese customs and the
language. They married Chinese
women and their children assum-
ed Chinese features.
Finally only in the synagogue
was there any semblance of
Jewishness. But along with the
rest of Kaifeng, the synagogue
was destroyed in a flood in 1642,
with most of the Torahs. It was
rebuilt with extraordinary effort,
but revolution and sickness
prevailed and the Jews were
reduced to poverty.
While the Mongols had en-
couraged them, the Ming Dynasty
(1368-1644) would have nothing to
do with them. As trade routes
turned to the sea, the prominence
of Kaifeng itself declined.
With the death of their lone rab-
bi in 1810 and then of the older
generations, the Jewish communi-
ty further declined and
assimilated. The remnants of the
synagogue were sold to Moslems,
who converted it to a mosque.
Christian missionaries removed
the Torah and the ancient
memorial tablets were taken to
the Anglican church.
In the 19th century, a new wave
of Jewish immigrants from India
and Iraq established communities
in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Harbin
and Tientsin. Especially in
Shanghai they became commer-
cially successful, and in 1910
organized the Society for the
Rescue of Chinese Jews with a
view of rescuing the remaining
Jews of Kaifeng.
Several were brought to
Shanghai, given money, installed
in business and taught about their
heritaee. None had the slightest
knowledge of Hebrew or of
Jewishness, and the effort was
fruitless. (However, a similar pro-
gram by the Jews of Cochin, In-
dia, revitalized the ancient Bene
Israel Jewish community.)
Even 50 years ago, the Jews of
Kaifeng looked, dressed and
spoke like Chinese. They no
longer had a distinct culture,
knowing nothing about Jewish
history, rites, customs or holidays.
They were Jews in name only, as
they are today.
Yet, like Jews in other parts of
the world, those of Kaifeng lived
distinct and apart from their
neighbors. The remnants of the
community still abstain from
eating pork, a very popular food in
When the Communists came to
power in 1949, the Jews of
Kaifeng were cut off from the
Western world. The Communists
built a hospital in 1953 on the old
synagogue site.
JTA Services
Mazur Installed
(JTA) The United Jewish
Federation of the Virginia
Peninsula has installed Rhoda
Mazur as president for a se-
cond term.
HONEY" (Exodus 33:3)
D'vash is the Hebrew word for
"honey." This good tasting yield
of the bee has held a position of
importance in Judaism since the
time of the exodus from Egypt.
When scouts went into the pro-
mised land they returned to Sinai
saying, "We came to the land you
sent us to; it does indeed flow with
milk and honey" (Num. 13:27).
Through wars and famines, as
well as crusades, pogroms, and
the holocaust, there has always
been the centrality of Israel as the
land of milk and honey. The pro-
mise of religious nourishment and
of the sweetness of peace, a
beacon of hope and inspiration to
the Jewish people.
On Rosh Hashana, all over the
world, Jews dip a slice of apple in
honey to signify a sweet New
Year. There is also a wonderful
ancient tradition, still followed in
many orthodox communities.
When a very young child is learn-
ing to read, the letters of the
aleph-bet are written out in
honey. As each tiny student traces
a soon to be familiar shape, the
d'vash is licked off the finger. The
gratification of comprehension is
strengthened. In recent times,
teachers cover plastic letters with
honey, but the fingers still become
sticky with each lesson.
Psychologists know this form of
learning as "positive reinforce-
ment." And thus Jews have
always equated sweetness with
For the last year I have been
writing the column called "Kol
Ishah." "D'vash" will be expand-
ed effort, covering more diverse
subjects and many varied topics.
Kol Ishah will continue to be the
"voice" of our Women's Division.
In order to procure the d'vash
one must chance the possibility of
injury. The honey comb may be
swarming with bees. History has
shown that for the Jewish people,
education, nourishment or even
survival has often been difficult.
Perhaps this is the reason why I
was named D'vorah (Deborah in
English). It translates to "bee" in
Growing up in a family with
parents who were American
Zionists, before it became
fashionable, was sometimes
traumatic. As a small child, I can
recall the difficulties my father ex-
perienced collecting funds in
order to buy supplies and guns to
send to the Jewish freedom
fighters in "Palestine." To this
day, my dad treasures his per-
sonal correspondence from Chaim
Weitzman, the first President of
the State of Israel. The women in
my family presently claim four
generations of life membership in
Hadassah. My mother is still an
active member of the Miami
chapter, while daughter-in-law,
Avital, and granddaughter,
Danielle, are life members in New
On May 14, 1948, my compa-
nions and I celebrated the pro-
clamation of the new State of
Israel by dancing the hora in the
streets of Manhattan. We longed
to be real "kibbutzniks."
Loudspeakers from radios carried
the voice of David Ben-Gurion for
all to hear. Suddenly everything
stopped! I remember so clearly his
announcement 'the Arabs
were bombing Tel Aviv.' It was so
frightening. All that we had work-
ed so hard for seemed to be
crumbling before our eyes. Never-
theless, history was on the side of
the Jewish people as Israel strug-
gled through its birth and lived.
Those of us involved in the
various Zionist organizations, at
that time, had our work cut out.
Not only did we pledge to support
a struggling new country, but we
had to convince so many of our
fellow American Jews of the
validity of our cause. The more
things change the more they re-
main the same. As a teenager, it
was exciting to be a delegate to
the very first National Young
Judea Conference. We were just
as passionate then about the
needs of Israel and Jews around
the world as at the last General
Assembly I attended this very
year in Washington.
My Young Judea years quickly
turned into Hadassah, B'nai
B'rith, ZOA, several Synagogue
memberships, and the board of
The American Israel Cultural
Foundation. Of course, United
Jewish Appeal was the focal point
of all these activities. As charter
members of the Student Struggle
for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ), my
friends held many rallies, in sup-
port (or protest) of so many
events. We marched in front of
the United Nations, the Russian,
the Syrian, and the Iranian em-
bassies among others. It was a bit-
ter cold day in New York City
when General Charles De Gaulle
avoided our demonstration, stag-
ed to protest the French treat-
ment of Israel.
It was not until shortly after the
six-day war, in 1967. that I made
the first of more than thirty visits
to the Jewish homeland. It was
electrifying. I still envy the first
time any Jew visits Israel. It is
always like 'coming home.' Even
when one does not speak the
language, understand the signs,
or even many of the customs .
somehow every person one meets
seems 'part of the family." Twenty
years ago, Israelis were the
world's heros. They had vanquish-
ed invading armies many times
their own number. Jerusalem
would finally remain reunified .
forever. The future looked secure.
Now we had to rescue Jews from
Yemen, from Morocco, from
Russia, from wherever in the
world Jews remained oppressed.
There was still much to do.
The world has never made it
easy for the Jewish people. Israel
has had to fight too many wars.
She has lost too many people.
Anti-Israeli terrorists are a world
problem. Kurt Waldheim is
welcomed by the Pope. Jews in
Russia are in desperate need of
our help. We face new and unex-
pected problems at every turn.
Yet, d'vash is also present.
Israel, today, is a thriving, bustl-
ing, beautiful country. They still
laugh, sing and eat on the streets
of Tel Aviv. The Israeli Philhar-
monic Symphony Orchestra is
magnificent, her theater is ex-
cellent. Israeli fashions and
jewelry are world famous. But the
most important part of this special
country will always be her people.
It is where new friends are made
and old friends reunited and all
Jews are welcome. Is it no wonder
that each mission and every trip
to Israel is a marvelous and ex-
citing experience?
I shall continue to serve on the
boards of local Jewish organiza-
tions, as I have all of my life. I
shall continue to serve the Jewish
community, both at home and
abroad, as I have all of my life.
There is still much to do!
Somehow, perhaps in some
mystical way, all of this effort,
over so many years, has seemed
almost effortless and very wor-
thwhile. It is my hope that you will
continue to enjoy reading
"D'vash" .
Children Honored
Three-hundred-sixty Jewish
children from throughout
Hungary were honored at a re-
cent ceremony at the Anne
Frank Gymnasium here for
passing their Talmud Torah

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Focus, Viewpoints, Opinions, and Commentaries
Anti-Bias Ruling:
How Will It Affect Jewry?
In a decision that seems likely to have inflammatory repercus-
sions far into the future, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that
civil rights laws enacted in 1866 to protect newly-freed black
slaves also extend special protection to any group which can claim
being discriminated against because of its "ethnicity."
In a front-page story in the New York Times, this old law as
amended in 1870, and now codified as Sec. 1981 and 1982 of the
United States Code is described as offering the same protection
as the newer Civil Rights Act of 1964 but with fewer procedural
pitfalls and greater opportunities for seeking punitive damages.
Chiefly it states that "all persons shall have the same rights as
white persons" with regard to making contracts, inheriting and
buying, holding or selling property.
It was under this law, with its "same rights of the conservative,
that in 1984 members of the conservative Shaare Tefila Con-
gregation of Silver Spring, Md. filed a suit against vandals who
had defaced their synagogue with swastikas and anti-Semitic
slogans. The congregation claimed that the vandalism was racial-
ly motivated, since the vandals thought of Jews as a race. But the
district court decided that Jews did not constitute a race and the
civil rights statute did not apply. The congregation then took the
case to the 4th District Court of Appeals, which confirmed the
earlier ruling. The case was then brought to the Supreme Court.
That court's favorable ruling on the case, as well as on a suit
brought by an Iraqi-born U.S. citizen against St. Francis
(Catholic) College on grounds of racial discrimination, will now
allow bias suits for punitive damages on racial grounds even
though, scientifically and factually, no difference in race is
As if this were not ironical enough, the Supreme Court on the
same day agreed to review an appeal by white New York City
police officers, seeking promotion to sergeant, who said they had
been discriminated against as a result of a court-approved settle-
ment of a civil rights suit brought by black and Hispanic can-
didates. An appellate court had dismissed their suit.
Everything in Johnson's History
of the Jews is Half-True or
All Wrong: Prof. Neusner
Nationalistic-minded Jews who have been relishing Paul
Johnson's new book A History of the Jews are undoubtedly suffer-
ing from shock over the good-natured but quite damning review
by the distinguished Brown University professor Jacob Neusner
in the Los Angeles Times. (So far, it has been reprinted in News-
day and is probably headed for many another newspaper as well.)
Johnson, the once-liberal now-conservative historian whose last
book Modern Times and previous histories of the English people
and Christianity all enjoyed both critical acclaim and popularity,
is one of the few non-Jews to tackle Jewish history, and Neusner
says that Johnson "is undone by of all things an error of
It is the "historical theology of blood and peoplehood," Neusner
says, which represents many groups as one and finds a single
linear history where there has been none.
Johnson's account of ancient Israel is "determinedly
unhistorical," the professor finds, beginning not with ar-
cheological or textual evidence but uncritically with the legend of
Abraham, going on to make the error of presenting as a single
"Judaism" in the Hellenistic era a variety of groups that, when
they flourished, despised one another." The account of New
Testament times "ignore 200 years of serious academic scholar-
ship" and the picture of Talmudic times is "worse." Besides these
flaws. Johnson's work gives too much emphasis to some groups
(such as the ancient Israelites) and too little to others.
At the center of the book, Neusner says, is the premise that "a
single group everywhere and at all times exhibited the same in-
dicative traits (and) experienced a unitary and linear history with
a beginning, middle, and so far a happy ending."
No such single group, with fixed traits, ever existed, according
to Neusner. "Since before 586 BC, Jews have lived in various
countries. Each country and its Jews have worked out their own
history, whether in the Land of Israel (Palestine) or in Babylonia,
in Morocco or Spain, in Iraq or Tunisia, in France or the United
States. Each history hangs together on its own terms and tells its
own distinctive story."
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Volume 16 Number 17
Flimsy Papers Have Dramatic Story
HAIFA A museum exhibit of
artistic papercuts could hardly be
regarded as point of departure for
an example of Soviet attitude
toward its Jews, nor as the source
of a mystery being aired here for
the first time, in the hope that
perhaps some reader may know
the solution.
The story begins with what was
intended to be an uneventful visit
to the Haifa Museum exhibition of
world papercuts, which has been
drawing such unexpected crowds
that its run has been extended to
July. Children in kindergartens
are often taught to fold a piece of
paper twice over, make ap-
propriate snips, and then unfold to
reveal a symmetrical pattern. Im-
aginative and creative artists
have developed the craft since
earliest known times, though the
oldest papercuts still in existence
were discovered at a buriel site in
China dating to the Sixth
For some reason it was seized
upon by Jews as a means of ar-
tistic expression, particularly
among Orthodox Jews, and many
of the exquisite items on exhibi-
tion deal with religious symbols
and motifs. The craft flourished in
eastern Europe, but because of
the flimsiness and fragility of the
products, none are known to have
survived the Holocaust.
The hundreds of selected paper-
cuts in this exhibit are divided
among national pavilions, with ex-
ceptionally beautiful, almost
breath-taking pieces from China,
Switzerland, the Netherlands,
Poland, Mexico among other
The work of Israeli artists, of
course, predominates, and they
are up to the highest of com-
parative international standards.
Yet it was in the Israeli collection
that we came across the name of
Pnina Green, of Leningrad. But
why among the Israelis? Nina
Benzoor, Curator of the Museum
of Music and Ethnology, told us
the story.
Pnina, now 27, studied architec-
ture in her native Russia and prac-
ticed that profession until she was
dismissed from her job l>ecause of
her activities in spreading Jewish
culture. Now a resident in Len-
ingrad, she began making paper-
cuts with traditional Jewish
themes, and gave some of her
work to friends. Learning of plans
for the Haifa exhibit, which had
been in preparation for two years,
she called forth the maximum of
her skill and inspiration, and pro-
duced a delicate piece which was
very carefully packed and sent off
to Haifa. It never got beyond the
border, where it was confiscated
by the Soviet authorities, possibly
on the grounds that it was reveal-
ing state secrets.
Yet Pnina Green is represented
in the exhibit after all. Some of
her friends, who had been able to
leave the Soviet Union with their
belongings, brought samples of
her work to Israel with them, and
were happy to loan them for the
present show. Fittingly, they are
in the Israel pavilion. All show in-
tense Jewish inspiration.
There are few American works
on exhibition, but mystery sur-
rounds one that came to Haifa
from Massena, N.Y. It is the
largest creation with a Jewish
theme, and adorns the official ex-
hibit poster.
First, a bit of history. In 1928,
on the eve of Yom Kippur, a small
Christian girl disappeared in
Massena, a city in upper New
Dateline: Haifa
York state, and a policeman sum-
moned the rabbi of Congregation
Adas Israel to explain to the
mayor if it was true that Jews us-
ed the blood of children in their
religious ceremonies. Public feel-
ing against the Jews began to run
high, and the shudder of fear that
went through the tinv Jewish
community may well be imagined.
Fortunately the little girl, having
lost her way, was found the
following day, but the fact that
the traditional blood libel could be
taken seriously on the American
continent left a lasting impression
on the Jews.
Two years later, Adas Israel
celebrated its 10th anniversary
with due thanks for security and
tolerance. One of the gifts
presented to the synagogue on
that occasion was a large
(159x106 cm.) and magnificent
paper cut showing the Ten Com-
mandments, doves of peace and a
statement of faith in God, sur-
rounded by elaborate decorative
motifs, cut out with meticulous,
detailed precision. Coloring is
with pencil, black ink, gouache
and gold and silver hues.
For years the work hung in the
small Adas Israel shule, until now
it has found its way to the
museum, donated by Dr. Samuel
J. Jacobs and Mr. Isaac Rossoff,
A lettered panel across the bot-
tom, apparently executed by the
artist, carries a Hebrew inscrip-
tion: "To the Adas Israel
synagogue, founded in 1920, gift
of Reb Zalman Schneour, son of
Moshe Halevi, and his wife, Rivka,
daughter of Shmuel, in perpetuai
memorial, in the year 1930."
It is not clear if the donor was
himself the artist, or if he commis-
sioned the work to be done.
Where did it come from? What is
the story behind it? What was his
family name? The style is typically
Eastern European, and it is not
known whether it was done in
Europe or in the U.S. At any rate,
the gift of Reb Zalman and his
wife, Rivka, continues in
perpetual memorial, as they no
doubt would have wished, in the
free state of Israel.
As for the exhibition itself, no
visitor to Haifa should miss this
highly unusual show of an un-
conventional creative art. Open to
the public through July.
THE MONTH OF May marked the 18th consecutive month the
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has seen an in-
crease in passengers over the same period the previous year. In
May, 664,722 passengers used the facilities, marking a 13 percent
increase over May of 1986.
THE VOLUNTEER Auxiliary of AMI North Ridge Medical
Center, 5757 N. Dixie Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale, needs volunteers for
many different jobs. For information contact 776-6000, ext. 4430.
BROWARD COUNTY will receive more than $800,000 in
federal payments for public works projects including a much-
needed review of the Hillsboro Inlet, Congressman Claw Shaw
(R-Fl.) has announced.
THE BROWARD Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce is now
accepting applications for membership. For further information
on how you and your business can register, call 583-5437.
C 1967 Dajfj S Bowman and Mi* Saundf All nghti ftervd _
"So there's a burglar in the kitchen--lf he eats
your kugel, he'll drop dead on the spot."

Students going on the Summer Session of the High School in
Israel are, standing (left to right): Ross Misher, Sean Leder, Deb-
by Greenberg Raquel Krouse, Jamie Stern, Steven Shapiro,
David Abramson and Pamela Boreth; Seated (left to right) are:
Warren Cohn, Jill Braunstein, Staci Summers, Jennifer
Trupkin, and Liz Hurwitz.
High School Students Leave
for Eight Weeks in Israel
Students leaving on the Summer Session of the Alexander Muss-
High School in Israel are, standing (left to right), Joshua Gor-
fain, Stacy Ardman, Francine Silverstein, Alisa Sirotowitz,
Teri Janus, Julie Pelton, Jill Tomback, Lisa Bussell; Seated (left
to right), Murray May, Gary Teitelbaum, Caren Appel and An-
drew Olefson.
NATIONAL SECURITY Advisor Frank Carlucci said that the
Reagan Administration would resubmit its proposal to sell
Maverick air-to-ground missiles to Saudi Arabia. The announce-
ment came after the Administration withdrew the proposed sale
in the face of almost certain defeat in the Senate.
THE 15th annual policy conference of the National Association
of Arab Americans (NAAA), held in Washington, attempted for
the first time to reach out to the Jewish community. Rep. Ben-
jamin Gilman (R. N.Y.) attended the NAAA keynote dinner, and
co-hosted a farewell reception for the group along with Rep.
Stephen Solarz (D. N.Y.) and their House colleagues of Arab des-
cent Mary Rose Oaklar (D. Ohio) and Nick Rahall (D. W.Va.).
THE UNION of Councils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ) denounced a
proposal that Soviet Jewish emigrants go directly to Israel
through Rumania. "The plan wouild deny the emigres' right to
select the United States or other Western nations as their
destination of first choice, as guaranteed by international human
rights treaties," the UCSJ said.
A JEWISH resident cf Silver Spring, Md., apparently angry
over a building being torn down to make way for the U.S.
Holocaust Museum, threatened to explode a bomb at the
museum's site. Kenneth Kipperman, 40, told police he was an
employee at the power plant of the Bureau of Printing and
Engraving, which is being razed to make way for the museum.
Kipperman was arrested without incident after police discovered
he had no explosives.
OFFICIALS OF the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith have expressed concern to Japanese Ambassador
Nobuo Matsunago about the rise of anti-Semitic literature
in Japan. They told Matsunago at a meeting that the ADL
wanted to "work with the Japanese by making available
materials to reduce prejudice and stereotyping," according
to Jess Hordes. ADL's associate Washington director.
Friday, July 17, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 5
Uncle Sam and the Foundation
Will Send You Income for Life
Usually, when you contribute 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.
You make a current gift to the
A Charitable Remainder
Trust Agreement will be prepared
for you to sign.
Depending on the ages of you
Local Students
Excel in Test on Israel
More than 752 students from 16
synagogues and day schools in
South Florida participated in the
annual Knowledge of Israel Quiz
organized by the Department of
Education and Culture of the
World Zionist Organization and
coordinated locally by the Central
Agency for Jewish Edcuation.
The examination focuses on two
main areas Jerusalem and the
life of David Ben-Gurion.
Students in grades 5 to 7 studied
the history, culture, religious
significance and present day life
of the City of Jerusalem. The 8 to
12 graders reviewed the life and
accomplishments of David Ben-
Gurion and the events leading up
to the establishment of the State
of Israel.
The Knowledge of Israel Quiz is
conducted on a national basis each
year, with students who achieve
outstanding grades in the test
eligible for a free trip to Israel. In
South Florida 227 students
achieved the high grade level and
have been entered into the lottery
that determines the winner of a
free trip to Israel. Last Year a stu-
dent in North Miami Beach was
one of the winners.
Serving to coordinate the con-
test on a local basis are Efrat
Afek, Representative of the
Department of Education and
Culture of the WZO, and Dr.
Abraham J. Gittelson CAJE
Associate Director.
Schools in the North Broward
area that participated in the Quiz
included The David Posnack
Hebrew Day School, which had 27
winners; Temple Beth Orr, which
had 15 winners; Judaica High
School of Fort Lauderdale, which
had 2 winners; Temple Bet Torah,
which had 24 winners.
150th Anniversary
United Hebrew Congregation,
which traces its origins back to
the first "minyan" west of the
Mississippi River in 1836 or
'37, is celebrating its 150th an-
niversary. The synagogue was
chartered in 1841 as Orthodox,
but now is Reform.
and your spouse and the income
you desire from your Fund, you're
entitled to an immediate income
tax deduction.
Husband and wife are in their
80's. They give $50,000 to the
Foundation. A Charitsible Re-
mainder Trust is established
which provides that $4,000 or 8
percent will be returned to the
donors for their lives.
They're entitled to a $30,000
income tax deduction.
If appreciated property is us-
ed to fund the trust, they will pay
no capital gains tax (assuming
that the Alternatie Minimum Tax
is not applicable) nor will the
You save on income taxes,
estate taxes, and you get income
for life. Please call Kenneth Kent
at the Foundation at 748-8400 for
further information and always
keep your tax advisor informed.
native Minimum Tax:
In 1987, gifts of appreciate pro-
perty may be subject to the Alter-
native Minimum Tax. But
whether or not subject to the
AMT, donor will always pay less
in taxes by making gifts versus
not making them.
Capital (Jains Tax:
In 1987, Long Term Capital
Gains will be taxed as ordinary in-
come. 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 property to charity makes
even more sense under Tax
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, July 17, 1987
Sherwin H. RoMnstein. Executive
Musical Highlights at the Kosher Nutrition Program
MSW Coordinator
Family Life Education/
Public Relations
The retirement years are
sometimes referred to as the
"Golden Years." In some sense
this is true. It is a "golden" time
to do things that we never had
time for during our working
years: traveling, learning new
skills or expanding old ones, spen-
ding time with loved ones, getting
to know new members of the fami-
ly all those wonderful, exciting
challenges that can't always be
taken on when people have obliga-
tions to family and work.
But like every other time of life.
the "golden years" are not all.
golden, and aging people face
some of the most stressful ex-
periences that a human being will
ever undergo in our society.
To begin with, we live in a socie-
ty that has taught us all our lives
to work and l>e productive. From
that time on. we arc expected to
produce good grades in school or
learn a profession and then go to
work and support a family, or to
marry and care for a family By
the time we reach retire nent. we
have been stripped of roles that
we have spent 60 years either
preparing for or functioning in.
It is a difficult transition and not
at all surprising that many senior
citizens have a hard time shifting
the focus of their lives from the
well-ordered tempo of the worka-
day world of profession and child-
rearing to the limbo of being on
vacation all the time.
Vacation all the time can be a lot
harder to enjoy than we ever
thought it would be. And then
another piece of reality intrudes
on the "golden years." Those of
us who had the opportunity plann-
ed financially for retirement only
to find ourselves in the last few
years in a very atypical situation
financially. With the growing in-
flation, income planning that
should have been quite sufficient
is turning out to be a serious pro-
blem. People who have been self-
sufficient and independent all
their lives may now find
themselves unable to purchase the
necessary services they need, and
hence, turn to the community
resources. They see this as being
in a dependent situation and
sometimes this is a bitter pill to
And last, but far from least, the
retirement years are years when
we face debilitating illness and the
death of friends and loved ones.
The changes in life style social,
emotional and physical
necessitated by the loss of our lov-
ed ones is one of the last and
greatest challenges we all shall
The "golden years" are ex-
citing, sad. disappointing,
nostalgic and demanding, and
most of all challenging. Counsel-
ing for retirement, separation and
loss are only a few of the concerns
of our seniors that the staff of
./. wish Family Si rvict >)
Broward County address. Other
issues include: marital counseling,
individual counseling for a variety
of problems one may face as they
age, and family counseling for
parent and adult children relation-
hips. We also offer:
CHAI/Respite Care, Medicare In-
formation Service, and an Infor-
mation and Referral program.
For more information about our
many programs for senior citizens
(and their families) contact Jewish
Family Service of Broward Coun-
ty in Fort Lauderdale at
749-1505 or Hollyumod 966-0956.
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County is a beneficiary
agency of the United Way of
Broward County, the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale. and the Jewish
Federation of South Broward.
The Jewish Federation's
Kosher Nutrition Program was
privileged to be the recipient of
Flagler Federal Savings and Loan
Associations generosity by spon-
soring the appearance of tenor
Alex Redhill to entertain them.
Shown is participant Harry
Hammer thanking Alex Redhill
and his wonderful accompaniest,
Shabbot is always a wonderful
experience at the Nutrition Pro-
gram. If you know of a neighbor
over 60 years of age, who would
benefit from a hot kosher meal
. and the company of people his or
her age, please call Sandy
Friedland, 797-0331. There is no
need for the elderly of our com-
munity to be alone.
Introduction to
Judaism Course
Beginning on Monday evening,
July 27, and continuing for 10
weeks, Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr and
Rabbi Elliot Skiddell will be
teaching an "Introduction to
Judaism" course. This course is
primarily intended for those who
arc not Jewish but who might be
interested in learning more about
It will cover topics which in
elude Jewish history, theology,
customs, practice, holidays, and
rituals. For l'/z to 2 hours each
week for ten weeks, Rabbis Harr
and Skiddell will attempt to im-
part a generalized knowledge of
the Jewish faith and heritage. The
first class will begin on Monday
evening at Temple Kol Ami, 8200
Peters Road, Plantation. It begins
at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Tem-
ple office (472-1988) for additional
registration information.
Remodeled Accommodations.
Exciting Entertainment.
Refrigerator and Color TV in
Every Room.
Family Style Room
w/Big Screen TV.
Olympic Size Pool with
Full Time Social Director with
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Monthly Trips.
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Hammer, Redhill and Giselle.
THE JEWISH FEDERATION'S Kosher Nutrition Prop-am is
pleased to harr Shirley Rodman as a special friend. Shirley br-
ings sin ilcs to all with her Yiddish repertoire.of stories and song.
Shoum seated are Edith Gordon. Rose Cohen, Sally Miller and
Jennie Spewack. Standing are Shirley Rodman and Ruth
HIAS Wants to Focus on You!
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society (HIAS), a beneficiary
agency of the Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
campaign, is currently prepar-
ing feature articles on HIAS
clients who have made a suc-
cessful transition to life in the
United States.
According to Robert L.
Israeloff, president, "The
goals of HIAS and the goals of
Federation are mutually objec-
tive insuring that our Jewish
brethren enjoy the very best
that world Jewrv has to offer.
It would be of valuable interest
to learn and see firsthand how
your dollars have helped to
achieve these life-enhancing,
life-enriching services per-
formed by our agencies."
Those residents in the Greater
Fort Lauderdale area who
wish to have a focused feature
on their migration to America
and their involvement, be it in
business, civic affairs, educa-
tion, sports, or in the arts,
HIAS wants you. Also perhaps
an emigre who has become ac-
tively involved in the Jewish
community or someone with
an unusual or particularly in-
teresting background.
If you know or hear of any
such cases, please call or write
the HIAS Public Affairs
Department, 200 Park Avenue
South, New York, New York
10003, or (212) 674-6800, ex-
tension 240.
Chicagoan Reelected
Soble of Chicago has been
reelected president of the
American Jewish Historical
ttThe recipe for
Gulden's' Mustard
has been in my
family for years.
Broccoli-Pasta Salad
5 cups cookrd spiral pasta
I bunch steamed broccoli broken into florets, sirms cut
1 cup or desired amounl Golden Vinaigrettr Dressing
4 ozs. cubed lela cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
I tablespoon toasted pignoli nuts (optionalI
Gently toss together all ingredients except ptgnoli nuts.
Refrigerate I 2 hours Garnish with ptgnoli nuts Serve
slightly chilled. Makes 6 8 servings
And these recipes
will be in your
for years, too!99
Golden Vinaigrette
Hi cups vegetable oil
W cup cider or wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Guldens Spicy
Brown Mustard
I teaspoon ground black pepper
I teaspoon salt
: teaspoon granulated sugar
V teaspoon lemon pike
I minced garlic clow
Thoroughly combine all ingredients.
Makes IVi cups dressing.

Friday, July 17, 1987/The Jewish Fioridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 7
'Play-A-Day for UJA' Golf and Tennis Tournaments
At the Play-A-Day for UJA Meeting
The team of Woodmont. Seated, from left, Ethel Sommer, Rita Bernstein, and
standing, Bobi Bodner, Phyllis Rosenthal, Pearl Goldman, Evette Patek, Esther
Wolfer, Coral Springs, Alice Farber, and Tillie Shadur. Not pictured, Julia
Inverrary Women members with Play-A-Day chairman Hilda Leibo, standing
. Hght. From left, seated, Deborah Hahn, Miriam Krotman, and standing, from
Uft, Martin Lebowitz, Edith Greenstein, and Rose Mehlman. Not pictured, Cheryl
This year over 500 women took
the time to "Play-A-Day for UJA"
by participating in the second an-
nual Women's Division Golf and
Tennis Tournament and Lun-
cheon. Sponsored by the Women's
Division in support of the annual
Jewish Federation/United Jewish
Appeal Campaign, the "Play-A-
Days" were held at three local
Country Club communities In-
verrary, Palm Aire and Wood-
mont, and also included additional
players from Coral Springs Plan-
tation and the Woodlands.
Of the more than 500 women
who participated, 125 were
newcomers to Federation/UJA ac-
tivities here in the Greater Fort
Lauderdale area. According to
"Play-A-Day" Chairman Hilda
Leibo, this was precisely why the
tournaments were initiated to
involve the uninvolved. 'Play-A-
Day" gives the golfer or tennis
player a chance to play on behalf
of the worthiest cause I know -
Federation/UJA," said Leibo.
"She can compete for a wonderful
prize, enjoy a beautiful luncheon,
have a lot of fun, and support
Federation/UJA at the same
Those who were unable to par-
ticipate this year will have
another opportunity next year
since the "Play-A-Day" Commit-
tee is already hard at work plann-
ing for the 1988 season. A recent
meeting was held at the Inverrary
home of committee member
Marian Lebowitz to celebrate a
job well done and to plan for next
year's tournament.
If you play golf or tennis and
would like to know more about
"Play-A-Day for UJA", please call
the Women's Division office at
RfPsenting Woodlands Claire Oshry, left, and /rrom Palm-Aire, from left, Zelda Shalo, Fran
Mildred Rose.
Joxeph, and Lucie Harnick.
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terrorist frogmen on a
hostage-taking mission to
Israel apparently misjudged
their position and came ashore
in Lebanon where they were
killed by soldiers of the Israel-
backed South Lebanon Army
(SLA) last Friday. A third
frogman is believed to have
The terrorists, identified as
members of the Syrian-backed
Al-Saiqa were spotted after
they pushed a box-shaped boat
on to a beach at Ras Biyada,
about four miles north of the
Israel border. SLA soldiers
opened fire as the men remov-
ed their wetsuits and were
about to hide among the rocks.
Mai. Gen. Yossi Peled, com-
mander of the northern region
in Israel visited the scene later
and congratulated the SLA.
The latter claimed they foiled
two other infiltrations at-
tempts by Palestinian ter-
rorists in the last three
The boat contained assault
weapons and leaflets hand-
written in Hebrew demanding
the release of Palestinian
prisoners held by Israel in ex-
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One Community One Covenant 1987 in Review...
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At Inverrary
At Plantation
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Deerfield Beach A Record Drive
Hats off to Deerfield Beach/Century Village scores of generous
and dedicated team of workers and contributors who in 1987 rais-
ed a record $254,000 plus for the Federation/UJA. This is a com-
munity of committed and concerned residents, responding to all
of their brethren in need, regardless of religion or creed. And
wearing two hats is Joseph Tractenberg former vice-mayor and
commissioner who has along with Irving Friedman, chaired the
Advance Gifts campaigns. And for the support and concern of
Mayor Jane Robb, who by the way, has become a grandmother for
the second time, providing the services and time for the Jewish
commmunity's major philanthropy.
At Oceanside

Friday, July 17, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdaie Page 9
CAMPAIGN '87 Federation/United Jewish Appeal
Campaigns Rally Forth for World of Jewish Need
Team '88
UJA Goals
Continued from Page 1
aegis and to report progress
and results throughout the
campaign months.
"I am particularly confi-
dent that our choice of co-
chairmen will be beneficial
in providing our overriding
objectives of the '88 drive to
achieve growth of record
gifts, that will bring us
closer to a $10 million cam-
paign by the end of the
decade. With their leader-
ship and administrative
techniques, the lay leader-
ship and professional staff,
we hope to establish goal-
setting procedures that will
serve as cornerstones for
the '88 theme of One People
One Destiny: 20/40. In
celebration of our Federa-
tion's Twentieth year and
Israel's 40th Anniversary,
we will create an interest in
Federation/UJA that will
surpass even our greatest
At the forefront of
Federation/UJA has been
team leader Alan Becker,
prominent attorney with the
Fort Lauderdaie firm of
Becker, Poliakoff and
Streitfeld, who has been
engaged in countless civic
and philanthropic organiza-
tions. A key member of the
Major Gifts and Attorney
Divisions, Becker has been a
member of the Federation
board of directors, serving
on various committees. In
1987, he has assumed the of-
fice of assistant secretary
and will be among the key
decision-makers of the ex-
ecutive committee. Both he
and his wife Debra have
been among the mission
leaders representing
Federation in Israel and
Recipient of the Federa-
tion Young Leadership
Award for 1987, presented
at the recently held Annual
Meeting, Richard Finkels-
tein, K&R Properties, Boca
Raton, real estate and
building development en-
trepreneur, has made his
presence known in Federa-
tion/UJA activities. A
Federation board member,
active in a number of com-
mittees, he was chairman,
Builders, Real Estate and
Allied Trade Division, which
this year accounted for a
card-for-card increase of
over 108 percent for the
Federation/UJA campaign.
The Fort Lauderdaie resi-
dent is also a board member,
Temple Bat Yam, chairman
Pompano Industrial Board
and on the Broward County
Industrial and Commercial
Search Committee.
One of North Broward
County's most ardent
leaders, Samuel K. Miller of
Century Village/Deerfield
At Women's
Margate Area Condos
Beach, has been at the
forefront of helping his
fellowman since coming to
South Florida. A life
member of the Federation
board, the former vice presi-
dent has served with
distinction as Federa-
tion/UJA chairman, Con-
dominium campaign
cabinet, Deerfield Beach,
and general co-chairman. A
man for all seasons, the
former lawyer and New
York State Department ad-
ministrative officer has
served as director, Temple
Beth Israel and Deerfield
Beach Housing Authority
Commissioner. He also had
the honor of being among
the 29 selected leaders par-
ticipating in the UJA Na-
tional Allocations Mission to
Romania and Israel.
One of the prime aspects
of the Federation/UJA drive
will be under the direction
of Tamarac Woodland's
community leader Morris
Small. A member of the
Federation board and ex-
ecutive committee, he has
been totally involved in the
success of one of the prime
areas of campaigning, the
Woodlands Division which
in 1987 raised $1.3 plus
million for UJA. He has
been a campaign co-
chairman, honoreo and din-
ner chairman among
various other appointments.
Committed to all aspects of
Judaism, Small is on the
board of the Tamarac
Jewish Center, ADL
Region, where he was the
guest of honor in 1986, and
was a founder of the
Queens, New York, Multiple
Sclerosis Society.
In finalizing the interview,
Oshry said that the co-
chairmen will, among their
varied undertakings, also
serve on the campaign
management team, which
will consist of men and
women that will along with
the senior advisory council
and campaign cabinet act as
the administrative and ac-
tion arm of the fund-raising
effort. He stressed that fur-
ther announcements will be
made in the next few weeks
as 'Team '88' is put into
Holocaust Center
Contest Winners
At the annual meeting of the
Southeastern Florida Holocaust
Memorial Center, the winners of
the Writing and Visual Arts Con-
tests were announced. Entrants
must be students of 10th through
12th grades in Dade and Broward
Counties. The contest was entitl-
ed, "The Holocaust: Can It Hap-
pen to Me?"
Writing Contest winners includ-
ed first place winner Sara Klein of
.Nova High School and second
place winner Jonathan Tyson of
Gulliver Prepatory School.
Receiving first place honors for
the Visual Arts Contest was Lynn
Sarrow of So. Broward High
School and second place went to
Robert Rimavicus of Hollywood
Hill High School.
At Project Renewal
Major Progress Report
Editor's Note: South Florida is unique because the
residents come from all areas of the country. Of particular
interest is the amount of funds raised in readers'
hometowns and the FLORIDIAN will from time to time
publish a report of some of the major Jewish Federations'
$ 's progress to date.
1987 Current
Major Federations Raised Value
Bergen County...................................................8,479,000
Central NJ.........................................................3,740,000
Dallas IS.............................................................6,661,000
Fort Lauderdaie.................................................6,550,000
Kansas City........................................................3,628,000
Los Angeles......................................................38,681,000
Metro-West NJ.................................................15,520,000
New York.........................................................95,196,000
North Jersey.......................................................2,441,000
Palm Beach Co....................................................8,223,000
Rhode Island.......................................................4,293,000
San Diego...........................................................4,546,000
San Francisco...................................................13,645,000
South Broward...................................................5,831,000
South County......................................................5,651,000
St. Louis...............................:.............................8,586,000
St. Paul..............................................................2.507,000
Washington DC.................................................16,808,000

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, July 17, 1987

The Hebrew Day School
of Fort Lauderdale
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd. Plantation, Florida 33313 (305)583-6100
ONE OF THE MOST exciting
general meetings in the history of
the David Posnack Hebrew Day
School took place in May. It
represented the first time that
members from the community-at-
large joined with the parents of the
Day School students in active in-
volvement in the school plans and
on the Board of Directors. The feel-
ings of commitment to the Jewish
education of our children and
our community were clearly
Pictured, top left, is Day School director Fran
Merenstein chatting with Morris Small, left,
and Gerald William, both members of the Ad-
visory Board. Pictured, top right, from left,
are Dr. Karl Brot, vice president; Robert
Spector, Board member and Bernard
Canarick, vice president.
Spotlight On Israel's Religious
Secular GroupsAlpert
Continued from Page 1
are recipients of generous
funds. Organizations like
Agudat Yisrael and the more
recently formed Sephardi
party known as Shass, par-
ticipate in the elections, sit in
the Knesset and even in the
government. The National
Religious Party (once known
as Mizrachi and Hapoel
Hamizrachi) once
represented a large mass of
orthodox Jews with modern,
enlightened and reasonable
outlook, but the shrinkage of
this party in recent years, has
left this public with inade-
quate representation. These
are the ones whose boys serve
in the Israel defence forces
with such distinction.
Thus, it is not correct to
brush aside the views and at-
titudes of the orthodox or
non-orthodox without clarity
as to which branch one has in
mind, of either the left or the
right. Nor can one easily
generalize in terms of
secularism or orthodoxy.
It must be said that the
religious elements here have
been particularly inept in
presenting their face to the
public, largely because of the
great divergences in their
own ranks, as cited above.
Too often their steps and
their statements seem
calculated to antagonize,
outrage and repel the very
people to whom they might
have some appeal. Whereas
the groups on the left have on
the whole been nationally ar-
ticulate, and have succeeded
in presenting their case in
polished manner, the
religious elements have made
all the mistakes possible, and
appear to be in need of better
professional public relations
advice on how to present
their case.
There is much that can be
done to improve the image of
religious Jews in Israel. For
one thing, an anti-defamation
league devoted to protecting
the good name of the or-
thodox, would ve no pro-
blem pointir nut that the
Israel press, except for that
sponsored by religious bodies,
consciously or unconsciously
presents the religious
elements of the population in
negative manner. There is an
almost universal custom of
identifying perpetrators of
various offenses as being
"religious zealots", "yeshiva
students", "rabbis" or other
identifying words or phrases
which single them out and
tend to create a negative
stereotype in the public mind.
If the press here were con-
sistent in such identification,
their news columns would
have to report stories such as
the following: "Secularist
bankers lashed for harming
country's economy*';
"Atheistic rapist arrested in
Tel Aviv"; "Irreligious youth
beat up and rob elderly cou-
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U.S."; "Non-Observant
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literally accurate, but just as
unfair as the present practice
of identifying news per-
sonalities in terms of
religious beliefs or affiliation.
The rigid intransigence of
the orthodox, and their
failure to understand the
world in which they live, have
contributed to the hostility
against them. It is therefore
encouraging to hear new
voices, like that of the
distinguished and highly
respected Rabbi Aharon
Lichtenstein, head of the
large Har Etzion Yeshiva,
beginning to speak up in the
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Friday, July 17, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
Elder Support Network Commences Operation
Bernard Nebenzahl of Los
Angeles, California, President of
the Association of Jewish Family
and Children's Agencies, an-
nounced that the Elder Support
Network, a service of the AJSCA,
has commenced operation as of
June 15. "I am both pleased and
proud to make this announce-
ment," said Mr. Nebenzahl, ad-
ding that the start up of the ESN
is a culmination of a tremendous
amount of effort on the part of
many individuals. "We were able
to pull together the resources of
many volunteer and professional
leaders throughout the country to
make the ESN a reality," he
A.B. Glickman of Cleveland,
Ohio, and Joe Unger of Miami, co-
( hairpersons of the ESN Steering
Committee, explained that the
Elder Support Network is a
system designed to act as a
telephonic bridge for adult
children seeking social services
for elder parents in other com-
munities and those Jewish Family
Service agencies that can provide
that very service. The two men
noted that demographic surveys
have revealed a mobility within
the North American Jewish Com-
munity that point to the creation
and existence of a national Jewish
community. 'No longer are we
concentrated in urban enclaves
with built-in support systems,"
they said in a joint statement.
Jews live in communities of every
size and description and in areas
that are no longer identifiable as
"Jewish neighborhoods."
This fact, along with the one
which shows that demographic
surveys reveal that Jewish Family
Service agencies are among the
least known of the Jewish Com-
munal Service Agencies, were im-
Cool Summer Recipes
From Empire Kosher
Turkey or chicker, salads
make great summer meals.
When it's too hot to cook you
ran save time and calories with
these quick recipe ideas. Cook-
ed turkey breast is perfect for
ra.-y summer "cooking," with
a lot of protein per serving.
You may substitute diced
chicken (boiled and deboned) in
equal measures for the turkey
breast. Serve the salads with
greens as salad platters or on
your favorite bread for
wholesome summer
Simple Turkey Salad
2 cups Empire Cooked Turkey
Breast (diced or slivered)
2 stalks celery
2 eggs
1 small onion
1 carrot
1 cup light mayonnaise
dash white pepper
1 Tbsp. dry mustard
Cook eggs until hard-boiled.
Under cold running water,
remove eggshells. Dice boiled
eggs and place in medium
bowl. Add diced turkey breast.
Finely dice celery and onion.
Crate carrot, or chop finely.
Mix ingredients together
thoroughly and add pepper
and mustard. Then add mayon-
naise and mix until all ingre-
dients are blended evenly.
Serve on lettuce leaves or
sandwiches. Seedless grapes,
green peppers, pimientos, or
ripe olives can be added for
Makes 6-8 4-ounce servings,
210 calories per serving.
Curried Turkey Salad
4 cups Empire Cooked Turkey
Breast (cubed)
1 can water chestnuts (8 oz.)
sliced and drained
IV2 cups seedless grapes,
1 can unsweetened pineapple
(8 oz.) drained and diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup almonds, slivered
1V2 cup light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Dash curry powder, to taste
In large bowl, combine
turkey breast, water
chestnuts, grapes, pineapple,
celery, and almonds. In
separate bowl, mix remaining
ingredients until thoroughly
blended. Slowly add mayon-
naise mixture and blend until
even. Chill several hours -
this recipe improves with chill-
ing, so it is advised to prepare
a few hours in advance of serv-
ing. Serve on lettuce leaves
with a light garnish of paprika.
Makes 10-12 6-ounce serv-
ings, 300 calories per serving.
portant factors in the creation of
the ESN. "Because JFS agencies
are so adept at serving the elder-
ly, the ESN was created to make
these agencies more accessible to
those in need of social services,"
stated Mr. Nebenzahl.
The Elder Support Network is
modeled after programs run by
local Jewish Family Service Agen-
cies around the country, par-
ticularly in Florida. There are now
almost 70 partner agencies enroll-
ed in communities of every size
from coast-to-coast, and including
several in Canada. David
Saltman, Executive Director of
the Miami Jewish Family Service
and chairperson of the ESN
Technical Advisory Committee,
said that ESN partners have
agreed to be governed by a
Policies and Procedures Manual
that sets minimum standards of
practice. "All partners are
already providing the services
established as minimum criteria,"
said Mr. Saltman. The ESN will
hopefully raise the visibility of
these agencies and allow people to
make use of the valuable services
they can perform.
Since most people call after a
problem with a parent has arisen,
explained Mr. Saltman, ESN part-
ners are also committed to getting
back to any one making an inquiry
in the shortest possible time. "It's
been our experience in Miami that
most people call after a problem
has surfaced but before it becomes
an emergency," explained Mr.
Saltman. He added that callers do
appreciate the prompt response
afforded by the ESN.
The Elder Support Network can
be contacted by dialing a toll free
number, 1-800-634-7654. Callers
will be asked to give the Network
operators some information about
the elder relative they are referr-
ing and about themselves. This
will include a brief description of
what they consider the problem to
be as well as the home phone
number and address of the person
they are referring.
The Network operator will then
notify the Partner agency in the
parent's community which, in
turn, will conduct the person who
made the initial referral. The
worker from the Jewish. Family
Service agency will ask for more
details about the case and, in turn,
will initiate contact with the elder
relative. An evaluation of the case
will be made and a treatment plan
will be suggested where ap-
propriate. "Service can be provid-
ed only if the elder person agrees
to accept it," cautions Mr.
There are usually fees attached
to the provision of service. Mr.
Saltman urged that anyone about
to engage in a contract with a
Jewish Family Service agency for
service to the elderly should
discuss these fees before any ser-
vice is given. Fees do vary from ci-
ty to city and all Partner agencies
have agreed to provide a sliding
scale of fees based on ability to
pay. Further information about
the Elder Support Network may
be obtained by calling Jewish
Family Service of Broward Coun-
ty at 749-1505 or 966-0956 or
ESN at 1-800-634-7654. Referrals
can also Ite made through one of
these two resources.
The Elder Support Network is a
service of the Association of
Jewish Family and Children's
Agencies. AJFCA is a national
membership organization of
Jewish Family Service agencies
throughout North America. The
Association offers its members
consultation, personnel placement
services, conference and program-
ming services, and other suppor-
tive measures designed to help
local Jewish Family Service agen-
cies do their job in the most effi-
cient and effective way possible.

Page 12 The Jewish FioridUn of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, July 17, 1987

The Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center
Perlman Campus
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale. Florida 33313 792-6700
By Muriel Haskell, Director of Public Relations
For further information and fees concerning the events or pro-
grams listed please call the center.
Natives of the New York area,
the Milsteins settled in this area
six and a half years ago. David
Milstein is a pharmacist with
Miami Children's Hospital. Son
Brad, eight, who is a graduate of
JCC Early Childhood School, and
Evan, four, presently enrolled
there, join in many JCC after-
school activities during the year
and in JCC's camping program
every summer. And, in addition to
Ruth's valuable contribution in
honor of Israel Independence
Day, she also participates actively
in the Center's Early Childhood
and Women's Day Committees.
Campers and Counselors of two JCC Summer
Camps meet on the Soref JCC, Perlman Campus
for an exciting Maccabeah games competition
during the second week of camp. The visitors:
Adolph and Rose Lewis, JCC, Boca Raton.
Dr. James Phillips the chairperson, buys the
first (enlarged) JCC TOUCH OF CLASS Super-
raffle Ticket from Stuart Tatz. The $100 ticket
entitles two to enjoy dinner, dancing to a live
band and further festivities during the drawing
the evening of Saturday, Sept. 12 in the JCC
Ballroom/Gym. First Prize $10,000, Second
Prize $2,500. Third, Fourth and Fifth Prizes
$500. Both men are recently installed JCC Vice
Presidents and active on the Superraffle
The family supports many JCC
family activity days. Among
them: Israel Independence Day,
Holiday Celebrations, Sports
Days, and Family Picnics. And,
again this year, they are planning
to go along with the JCC crowd to
the Special Family Week-end
scheduled at the Marco Island
Radisson Aug. 21-23.
JCC Touch Of Class
$10,000 First Prize! $2,500 Se-
cond Prize! $500 Third, Fourth
and Fifth Prizes!
JCC cordially invites you take a
SUPERRAFFLE Ticket is $100.
One ticket entitles the ticket
owner to attend a glamorous din-
ner, dancing to a live band and
festivities FOR TWO in the JCC
Ballroom/Gym Saturday, Sept.
12, 8:30 p.m. The Superraffle
Drawing will be held during the
evening Superreception.
"We are selling only 500
tickets," says David Surowitz,
Assistant Executive Director of
the Center. With these favorable
odds we are looking to sell out
well in advance of the big event?"
For futher information please
call Surowitz at 792-6700.
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The JCC is a major beneficiary
agency of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale, receiv-
ing funds from the annual United
Jewish Appeal campaign.
Ruth Milstein Voted JCC's May
Volunteer Of The Month
JCC honors this summer's
Camp Nurse Ruth Milstein for her
many hours of volunteer service
this past spring. Working as chair-
man/entrepreneur of a highly suc-
cessful venture for the Center,
Ruth produced its first "Shuk
under the Tent" for the Israel In-
dependence Day celebration held
on campus this past May 17.
Creating an Israeli shopping
market (called a SHUK in Israel)
Ruth first contacted the possible
vendors, securing the commit-
ment of 35 different shop-keepers.
She arranged for the colorful tent
located in front of Building "A,"
coordinating the details of space
and display tables. Her result: a
whopping shopping mall with a
variety of Israeli, Judaic and
American goods featuring
jewelry, crafts, and boutiques.
It seemed that everyone present
during the Israeli Independence
Day celebration of Israel's 39th
Birthday must have paid a visit to
the Shuk. Crowded all day, it was
a busy marketplace, pleasing
celebrants and at the same time
raising funds for the Center.
Ruth's expertise for "Shuk '87"
was gained from good experience.
Last year she was chairperson of
the well-known Woodstock Arts
and Crafts Festival sponsored by
this Sunrise community for the
past seven years. Specializing in
hand-mades-only, including pot-
tery, paintings, jewelry, and
clothing, Fort Lauderdale's
Woodstock Fair attracted close to
20,000 people during its two day
show in 1986.
A neo-natal specialist, Ruth
earned her RN at Kings County
Hospital Center School of Nurs-
ing. She also has a BS in Health
and Science from Brooklyn Col-
lege and an additional BS in Nurs-
ing from Staten Island's Wagner
This is the second summer Ruth
is serving as Camp Nurse. For the
past several years she has been
associated with the Broward
General Medical Center Neo-
Natal Intensive Care Unit, during
pre-camp and post camp seasons.
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Community Calendar
Compiled by
Lori Ginsberg,
Federation 748-8400.
At the JCC YES CLUB! Meeting every Tuesday
night, the members and guests of this club enjoy
weekly programs and dinner once a month at the
Soref Jewish Community Center, Perlman Cam-
pus. Going over the agenda are: Standing, Trema
Marenburg, left,, and Roslyn Greenblatt. Seated
(from the left) are Miriam Friedman and Sophie
Safran. Laura Hochman, standing right, is the
JCC Director of Senior Adult Activities who also
led the discussion/program on poetry during the
June meeting.
Joan Bloomgarden, left, Chairman of Home
Hospitality Arrangements for the Isareli
Friendship Scout Caravan is pictured with her
daughter, Jessica, and Ora Werner of Kiryat
Or a, one of the 10 member group who sang, danc-
ed and entertained JCC summer campers and
their parents recently. The 5 boys and 5 girls,
ages 15-17, are specially trained to entertain and
communicate with America^
Jewish Community Center: 9
p.m. Trivia Night. Soref Hall.
Lauderdale West: 8 p.m.
Movie: "Big Trouble," with
Alan Arkin and Peter Falk. 50
cents. Lauderdale West Rec.
Center, 1141 NW 85 Ave.,
Sunrise Jewish Center-Men's
Club: 8:30 p.m. Show featur-
ing Mark Eastman, Bob
Lawrence and De John and
Nancy. Donation $5, $4. At
Temple. 741-0295.
Sunrise Jewish Center-Men's
Club: 9 a.m. Breakfast
meeting. At Temple.
B'nai B'rith Unit-Woodlands
Chapter: 7:30 p.m. Meeting.
Woodlands Section.
Sunrise Jewish Center-
Sisterhood: 11:30 a.m. Lun-
cheon and card party. Cost $6.
At Temple. 741-9185.
Temple Emanu-El: 7:45 p.m.
Board meeting. At Temple.
Lauderdale West: 8:30 p.m.
Show featuring John Tim-
panelli and Gina Wilson. Laud.
West Rec. Center. Coast $4.
Sunrise Jewish Center-Men's
Club: 8:30 p.m. Cabaret Night.
At Temple. 741-0295.
Party for
Florida Olim
A farewell party for "olim"
(those who are leaving Florida to
live in Israel) was recently held at
Greater Miami Jewish Federa-
tion. The party was co-sponsored
by the Aliyah Council of South
Florida, the Israel Aliyah Center
and the South Florida Chug
Representatives from Greater
Miami Jewish Federation, Jewish
Federation of South Broward and
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale were on hand to
offer their congratulations and
good wishes to the South Flori-
dians who are planning to leave
over the next few months for a
new life in the Jewish State.
Uri Cohen, Aliyah Shaliach for
the Florida Region, spoke to the
"olim" with whom he has been
working in order to prepare them
for this very important step in
their lives. He reminded them of
the fact that there will be many
obstacles to overcome, that it will
not always be "smooth sailing,"
but their commitment to become
citizens of the State of Israel will
sustain them and will help to en-
sure a successful "aliyah." Morris
Futernick, president of the Aliyah
Council, brought greetings and
good wishes from his organiza-
tion, which functions as a support
system for Floridians who are
planning "aliyah" and for Flori-
dians who are already living in
Israel. The Aliyah Council of
South Florida is a beneficiary
agency of the Greater Miami
Jewish Federation, South
Broward Jewish Federation and
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale. The following
will be leaving Florida over the
next few months to live in Israel:
Mr. and Mrs. William Breiter,
Risa Friedman, Judy Kochevar,
Mr. and Mrs. George Etkin, Joel
Pearl, Ed Schulman, Mr. and Mrs.
William Schwarz, Aviva Siama,
Saul Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Ken
Daly, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Alon,
Sidney Kulick, Amy Meyers, Alan
Asper, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Asper,
Barbara Borf, Mr. and Mrs.
Emanuel Braunstein, Irene
Tischler, Elayne and Nicole Fried-
man, Alice Kushner, Rosally
Saltzman, Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Cohen, Barbara Kandell, Marty
Solomon, Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Tor-
na, David Katzen, Rena Gillard,
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Markowitz,
Sam Asch, Mr. and Mrs. Yoni
Karp, Jesse Schechter, Mr. and
Mrs. Bernard Jaffe, Annette
Gabriel, Amir Kafka, Florence
Goldman, Jodi Fader, Mr. and
Mrs. Bernie Roberts, Natan
Mevorach, Alan Turgel, and
Esther Emergui.
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Health/Medical Update ...
Florida is the thunderstorm and
lightening capital of the United
States, far and ahead of the front-
runner when it comes to injuries
and death from lightning. From
1952 to 1980, 227 people died
from injuries in the state, the na-
tion's worst mortality record from
lightning bolts.
Dr. Eugene J. Strasser, plastic
surgeon and general surgeon in
practice with Drs. Bose Yalaman-
chi and Steven H. Schuster in Cor-
al Springs, believes South Flori-
dians should respect the forces of
nature even more than they
already do. He has witnessed
enough lightning injuries and
resultant complex traumas to pa-
tients to urge caution throughout
the summer, even on apparently
clear weather days.
"Lightning occurs about two-
thirds of the time with South
Florida's almost daily-afternoon
summer storms," Dr. Strasser
said. "Lightning's awesome
power has been measured at
millions of votes from 5,000 to as
high as 200,000 amps for one
discharge. The temperature of the
bolt is between 15,000 to 60,000
degrees Fahrenheit, and the
discharge may last anywhere bet-
ween 1/1,000 to 1/10 of a second.
Most injuries to people are from
cloud-to-ground lightning."
Soviet Jewish Cancer Patient
Dies in Toronto of Stroke
Mariasin died as she lived
surrounded by her family. The
Soviet Jewish cancer patient
passed away June 30 at Toron-
to General Hospital, where she
had been hospitalized for
several weeks as her condition
deteriorated. About a week
before she died, Mariasin suf-
fered a stroke and lapsed into
With Rhyme
and Reason
Shabbat Shalom
"Shabbat Shalom," a phrase
of warmth,
Music to the ear.
Each Saturday when we're
in Shul,
It's so good to hear .
How wonderful of congregants
To go from aisle to aisle,
And say, "Shabbat Shalom"
to all,
With handshake and a
To stand together and
bless G-d
Though we be rich or
To celebrate our weekly
With joy forever pure! .
"Shabbat Shalom" we utter
In tallaiaim clad;
Then eagerly we gather to
Make Shabbes, and be
May the Sabbath bring us
As we chant and pray ...
"Shabbat Shalom" will
always be
So beautiful to say .
a coma, from which she never
Friend Joyce Eklove who
met Mariasin, her husband
Alexander and younger
daughter Faina five years ago
when she visited them in Riga
said that the family in-
cluding older daughter Rita
Yoresch of Israel was with her
"She was unconscious the
last week but the family had a '
sense of communication with
her she seemed to react
when they spoke to her," said
Eklove, who noted that
Mariasin "always put on a
brave front. Even when she
was in pain, when anyone ask-
ed her how she felt, she always
said a bit better than
Mariasin was the fourth of
the original six members of the
International Cancer Patients
Solidarity Committee to die in
the past few months. Eklove
said the Mariasins' dream was
to go to Israel, where their
daughter Rita has lived for the
past 15 years with her husband
and two children.
Montreal oncologist Dr.
Gerald Batist, the co-founder
of the solidarity committee,
said that Mariasin had a "fair-
ly indolent (slow-growing)
myeloma which reached a
rapid progression after she ar-
rived here. She demonstrated
a resistance to certain drugs.
"She lost a lot of time. Her
illness diagnosed about five
years ago was held in
abeyance by her husband's
skill in learning medical
treatments ... they made a lot
Jack Gould f clinical decisions together.''
Miami Student Comes in Third
in National Bible Contest
Eliezer Silberstein, 9th grade
student at the Alexander S. Gross
Hebrew Academy of Greater
Miami placed third in the final ex-
amination of the National Bible
Contest held in New York City at
the end of May, with more than
200 students participating from
schools all over the United States.
Silberstein, together with three
other students, Roni Schechter,
Chava Sznol and Assuf Tzur
represented the Hebrew Academy
after achieving high marks in the
regional finals of the examination
organized nationally by the
Department of Education and
Culture of the World Zionist
Organization and coordinated
locally by the Central Agency for
Jewish Education.
In New York, the contestants
were required to answer 100 oral
questions and another 100 ques-
tions in writing with Silberstein
answering 93 correctly in the first
part of the examination and 99 in
the second part. His fellow
students also rated high in the ex-
amination in the special division
for day school students from 9th
through 12 grades.
Coordinating the project locally
is Dr. Abraham J. Gittelson of CA-
JE. Efrat Afek, representative of
the department of Education and
Culture, helped in the coordina-
tion of the examination. Prepara-
tions for next year's examination
are already beginning with the
books to be studied being
Leviticus, Numbers, Joshua,
Jeremiah, Ezra and Nehemiah.
Scholarships for the Hebrew
Academy students to attend the
finals in New York were provided
by the Central Agency for Jewish
Education and Rabbinical
Association of Greater Miami.
One person out of three hit is
killed by the lightning trauma.
The degree of injury depends on
the current flow, duration, the ac-
tual resistance of the person's
skin and even that person's
physical activity when he or she
was struck.
In one case noted by Dr.
Strasser, a 21-year-old man was
struck by lightning while riding
his motorcycle. The motorcyclist
died from lightning injury
(although victims can be
resuscitated even after they ap-
pear to have no vital signs for
many minutes). However, the
motorcyclist also suffered head in-
juries and other multiple severe
injuries after crashing by the
roadside. Lightning causes such
sudden, severe muscle contrac-
tions from its tremendous current
that the victim is often thrown
several yards. The combination
for the motorcyclist traveling at
high speed proved fatal.
"Some people may appear to be
dead, but can be revived. In one
case, a 10-year-old boy was
resuscitated after approximately
13 minutes with no vital signs,"
Dr. Strasser said. "He eventually
recovered with the only apparent
residual of the trauma, a nasal,
somewhat slurred speech.
Neurologic effects resulting from
lightning injuries are numerous
and unpredictable. Some unjuries
can develop years later, such as
the patient who developed an
ulcer in a 35-year-old lightning
The tremendous force of the
lightning can cause cataracts, cor-
neal ulcers, retinal detachment or
optic nerve injury to the eye. Ears
can be injured by the crash of
thunder, and proximity of these
sound waves. The shock waves
most commonly cause tympanic
membrane rupture.
"Lightning injuries are certain-
ly complex, but one thing I would
like to stress is that prompt treat-
ment can save a person even if
they appear to have been killed,"
Dr. Strasser said. "Car-
diopulmonary resuscitation and
other appropriate measures
should be undertaken immedicate-
ly to try to revive the person. That
person, if saved, will certainly
have other traumas, perhaps
retrograde amnesia, hypertension
or pulmonary problems, but these
usually resolve. The patient could
later develop cardiac arrhythmias,
neurologic problems or other pro-
blems because these are com-
plicated multi-system injuries, so
follow-up is essential."
July 17 7:54 p.m.
July 24 7:51 p.m.
July 31 7:47 p.m.
Aug. 7 7:43 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling
the Sabbath Lights
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our
G-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
Dr. Strasser believes an ounce
of prevention is worth a pound of
cure. He suggests residents of the
"thunderstorm and lightning
capital of the U.S." follow some of
these precautions: Immediately
move into a large building during
a lightning storm and certainly
avoid standing in an open field or
on a hilltop. Don't stand under a
natural lightning rod such as a
tall, isolated tree; move away
from metal objects such as farm
equipment, bicyles, golf carts and
clubs. Don't use the telephone ex-
cept in an emergency. If you are
driving when a lightning storm
hits, stay in the car to wait it out.
The car's metal body deflects the
lightning's killing amperage.
Temple News
Cantor Rita Shore, Brian Green, Religious School director
Leonard Kaufman, Daniel Ballon and Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon.
Synagogue Directory
Plaza, 1447 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek 33066. Services: Daily 8 a.m., 4:30 pjn.; Fri-
day 8 p.m.. Saturday 9 a.m., 5 p.m. Rabbi Avaron Drazin. Cantor Irvin Bell.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660), 9101 NW 57th St.. Tamarac, 33321.
Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Late Friday service 8 p.m. Satur-
day 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Kurt F. Stone.
TEMPLE BETH AHM (431-5100), 9730 Stirling Road, Hollywood, 33024. Services
daily 8 a.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m.. Sabbath morning 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Avraham Kapnek.
Cantor Stuart Kanaa.
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8650), 7205 Royal Palm Blvd., Margate, 33063. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.,
5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.. 5 p.m. Rabbi Paul Plotkin. Rabbi Emeritus. Dr. Solomon
Geld. Cantor Irving Grossman.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (742-4040), 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise. 33313.
Services: Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:45 a.m., 7:45 p.m. Rabbi Howard A. Addison, Cantor Maurice A. Neu.
Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 33441. Sendees: 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 Konigsburg. Cantor Barry Black, Cantor
Emsritns 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. Canter
Ronald Graner.
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 Nathaa Zolondek. Can-
tor Joel Ceben.
Lauderhill. 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:45 a.m. Rabbi Israel Helpers.
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH (formerly North Lauderdale Hebrew Con-
gregation) (722-7607). 6435 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33319. Services:
Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. Charles B. Frier. President.
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684), 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., 5:16 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. Hillsooro Blvd..
Deerfield Beach, 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. and sundown.
Saturday 8:45 a.m. and sundown. Joseph M. Reiner, President.
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
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID 726-3583), 8575 W. McNab Rd.. Tamarac,
33321. Services: Daily 8 a.m.; mincha 5 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Rab-
bi Chaim Schneider. Congregation president: Herman Fleischer.
RAMAT SHALOM (472-3600), 11301 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 33325. Ser-
vices: Friday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Rabbi Elliot Skiddell. Cantor Bella
TEMPLE BET TIKVAH (471-8088), 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise. 33321
Services: Friday 8 pjn. Cantor Richard Brown.
TEMPLE BETH ORR (753-3232). 2151 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs, 33065. Ser
vices: Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. Rabbi Mark W. Gross.
Menorah Chapels, 2305 W. Hillsboro Blvd.. Deerfield Beach, 33441, Friday 8 p.m
Rabbi Nathan H. Fish. Cantor Morris Levinson.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL (731-2310), 3245 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Lauderdale Lakes
33311. Services: Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or celebration of Bar
Bat Mitzvah. Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon. Cantor Rite Shore.
TEMPLE KOL AMI (472-1988), 8200 Peters Rd., Plantation, 33324. Services: Fri
day 8:15 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr. Cantor Frank
day night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3950 Coconut
Creek Parkway Rabbi Brace S. Warshal. Cantor Barbara Roberts.
TEMPLE BAT YAM (928-0410). McGaw Hall. 1400 N.' Federal Hwy. (adjacent to
Second Presbyterian Church), Ft Lauderdale, 33304. Service: Weekly on Friday
evenings at 8 p.m. Rabbi Lewis Liftman.

A Panorama of Jewish Folktales
Friday, July 17, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 15
Miriam's Tambourine. 9U
and retold by Howard Schwartz;
illustrated by Lloyd Bloom. Seth
Press. 866 Third Avenue, New
York, NY 10022. 1986. 893 pages.
Reviewed by Marc D. Angel
For generations, Jewish parents
and grandparents told their
children and grandchildren
wonderful stories from the Bible,
the Midrash, Talmud, and many
other traditional sources. To make
a story more interesting, the
storyteller invented elaborations,
created new episodes, wove
his/her ideas into traditional
The storytelling process has
been a constant and basic feature
of the Jewish experience. Indeed,
it has been so natural to us, that
we have seldom stopped to ex-
plore the whole phenomenon of
Jewish folktales from a more ob-
jective perspective.
Howard Schwartz has compiled
a collection of Jewish folktales
from around the world. Reading
through this handsomely produc-
ed book, one encounters magic
and fantasy, miracles and en-
chantment, wisdom and folk-
beliefs. Schwartz has searched
through the vast literature of
Jewish folklore and has drawn ex-
tensively on material contained in
the Israel folktale archives in
order to prepare this book.
Professor Dov Noy. in his
foreword to the book, notes that
there are four main elements
which characterize the uniquely
Jewish aspects of the Jewish
1. The Jewish time. Stories are
often connected with the Jewish
year cycle and life cycie. They
take for granted an awareness of
the significance of Shabbat and
festivals, and the various customs
which are part of Jewish life
2. The Jewish place. Many
stories take place in the
synagogue, or the land of Israel,
or in the Jewish section of town.
The Jewish acting
characters. The heroes of Jewish
folktales are often historical
figures, mainly post-Biblical,
though sometimes of Biblical
origin. Many folktales elaborate
on the great deeds of local rabbis
and pious people, The most
popular Jewish folk hero is Elijah
the Prophet, who retains an ongo-
ing relationship with the Jewish
people and is especially available
to help righteous people in
1. The Jewish message. A
singular characteristic of Jewish
folktales is the introduction of a
moral message. The goal is not
merely to entertain, but also to in-
struct. Professor Noy has stated:
"Whereas the universal folktale
appeals to the present
psychological state of the listener,
delighting him with a pat resolu-
tion in a formulistic happy ending,
the Jewish folktale is future-
oriented, urging the listener to
adopt an ideal or goal as yet
unrealized, to improve his ways
and change his attitudes."
The stories in this volume will
he read differently by different
people. Some of the stories are, in
fact, formulistic and without any
powerful punch to them. Many of
the stories involve far-fetched
miracles; they are quaint tales but
not particularly inspiring.
On the other hand, there are
stories which leave a pleasant im-
pact, conveying their moral
message. "The Staff of Elijah"
tells of an old righteous man who
had once been wealthy and very
charitable. In old age, though, he
found himself impoverished. The
ld man gave hospitality to a
stranger who turned out to be
Elijah the Prophet. Elijah gave
him a staff, informine him
enigmatically that he would
some day have to return it to its
proper place. The next day, the
W man took the staff with him
, \[iM>Y\rS
when he went to the market, and
the staff became stuck in a crack
between stones. When he bent
down to pull it out he discovered
several silver pieces. Aside from
bringing him money, the staff
gave him strength and helped him
defend his fellow Jews.
The old man decided to fulfill his
lifelong wish of going to the Holy
Land. His goal was to travel to the
Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. To his
surprise, he ended up in a wagon
bound for Safed. When the wagon
was crossing Mount Carmel, a
wheel broke and the men stopped
to repair it. .
The old man took a little walk on
the mountain with his staff and
spotted a tree from wich a branch
had been cut off. Coming closer,
he noticed that the wood of the
tree was similar to that of his
staff. He raised the staff against
the place where the branch had
been cut off, and suddenly the
staff became fused to the tree; it
began to bud and bear leaves. The
man then realized the meaning of
Elijah's words that the staff
would one day have to be returned
to its proper place.
The man continued his journey
to Jerusalem and as he was pray-
ing by the Wailing Wall, a gust of
wind carried a leaf to his feet. The
man picked it up and somehow
knew that this leaf had come from
the tree from wich the staff had
been taken. He kept it, and it re-
mained green all the years of his
of Love
Holm mir a nigendl
In nokhes un in freydn,
Zingen mir es, singen mir es,
Klingt as azoy sheyn!
Hohn mir a nigendl,
Zingen mir tsuzamen
Zingen mir es, zingen mir es,
Klingt es azoy sheyn!
Dos hot nokh gezungen
Der tate mit der mamen
Ven zey zaynen kinder nokh
Hobn mir a nigendl,
In mazl un in brokhe,
Zingen mir es, zingen mir es,
Klingt es azoy sheyn!
Dos hut nokh gezungen
Di gantze mishpokah,
Ven zey zaynen kinder nokh
We have a lovely song,
In joy and in happiness,
We sing it, we sing it,
And it sounds so lovely,
We have a lovely song,
Let's sing it together,
We sing it, we sing it,
And it sounds so lovely,.
Daddy and Mother
Sang it long ago.
When they were children.
We have a lovely song,
With luck and blessings,.
We sing it, we sing it
And it sounds so lovely,
All of our entire family,
Sang it so long ago.
When they were children too.
Submitted by Sunny Landsman
Ife. And he lived many happy
yeafs in the Holy Land.
"The Reincarnation of a Tzad-
dik" tells of a baker's 15-year-old
daughter, who opened the dor r of
the oven while baking loaves of
bread. A small round object rolled
out, fell into her hand, and then
jumped into her mouth and was
swallowed. Nine months later, the
girl gave brith to a baby boy.
When only a few days old, die
baby began speaking with the
words of a grown man. Everyone
realized that this child was as
strange as his origin.
When the child was one year
old, he asked his grandfather -
the baker to take him to the
synagogue; but he made the baker
promise not to question anything
he did. On the way to the
synagogue, the two stopped to
rest in the house of a very kind
elderly couple. Before they left,
the little boy took a beautiful
silver candelabra which was the
couple's only valuable possession
and he threw it out of the open
window into the sea. The grand-
father remained silent.
Later, they came across some
wicked men who were busy
building a house. The boy raised
his arms and the building sudden-
ly was completed. While returning
from the synagogue the baker and
the boy were given hospitality by
a kind widow who lived alone with
her only son. That night, the in-
fant boy took a sharp knife from
the kitchen and killed the widow's
cow, her only possession in the
The baker was so incensed that
he demanded an explanation from
the boy for his terrible behavior.
The boy told him that he was the
reincarnation of the soul of a
Tzaddik who had not finished all
his destined deeds in the world, so
he had come back to complete
He then revealed that the couple
whose candelabra he had thrown
into the sea had been falsely ac-
cused of havng stolen it. At that
very moment, the King's guards
were on their way to arrest them.
By throwing it into the sea, he had
actualy saved the couple great
tragedy. As for the wicked
builders, there was a great
treasure buried in the place where
they were putting up the building.
By making the building go up im-
mediately, he deprived the men of
digging the foundation and fin-
duig the treasure. Finally, in the
case of the widow's cow, the boy
had heard a voice from heaven
decreeing that her only son was
going to die that night. He offered
to trade the boy's life for that of
the cow. Thus, his deed actually
saved the boy's life. The old man
burst into tears and raised his
hand to bless the grandson. But
the boy had disappeared. He had
completed his deeds on earth.
Miriam's Tambourine presents
a panorama of Jewish folktales.
Some are more interesting and
better told than others; but all in
all it is an interesting volume for
those interested in Jewish
Dr. Marc D. Angel is Rabbi of
ISREAL BONDS NEWS On June 18, Dr. Justin H. May was
the recipient of the David Ben-Gurion Centennial Anniversary
Award. Dr. May was one of 100 community and Israel Bond
leaders selected throughout the United States to receive the
award. Dr. May is currently the chairman of the North Broward
State of Israel Bonds. Pictured at top, from left. Dr. May; Prof.
Renana Ben-Gurion Leshem, daughter of David Ben-Gurion;
Seymour Gerson, Prime Ministers Club chairman; Dr.
Abraham Rosenberg, host. In front, from left. Mrs. Justin May;
Mrs. Seymour Gerson, Mrs. Abraham Rosenberg, hostess.
Congregation Shearith Israel, the
Spanish and Portuguese
Synagogue of the City of New
York. The author of numerous
works, his most recent book
"The Rhythms of Jewish Living:
A Sephardic Approach.
First Day Cover by B'nai B'rith
B'nai B'rith Philatelic Service
offers a First Day Cover serviced
with the 22 cent stamp (joint issue
with Morocco) commemorating
the bicentennial of U.S.-Morocco
Diplomatic Relations to be issued
July 18, in Washington, D.C.
The cachet features the Jews of
Morocco. Isaac Cordoza Nunes, an
interpreter of Sultan Mohammed
III, and Isaac Pinto, a Moroccan
Jew living in the U.S., were large-
ly responsible for the signing of
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U.S. in 1787.
The Diplomatic Relations with
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Diversified Jewish Quiz
1- Name the recently published
book that imparts new and
valuable perspective to the "Diary
of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank.
2- Which of the Ten Command-
ments offers a reward'.'
3- Who are considered the guar-
dians of our society?
4- Upon which Biblical verse is
the (Irace after Meals based?
f>- What is the name of a popular
song in Israel that describes the
sacrifices made by young and old
regarding our spiritual heritage?
6- What volume of the Bible has
only ope chapter?
7- How is the holiness of Yom
Kippur considered in relation to
the Sabbath?
8- Name Hillel's scholarly an-
tagonist in the interpretation of
the law.
9- Who is the Biblical personali-
ty renowned for his physical
10- When did the first Yiddish
newspaper appear in America?
1- "Anne Frank Remembered"
by Miep (lies. Simon and Shuster.
The story of the woman who
helped to hide the Frank Family.
>- The Fifth, with long life for
honoring father and mother.
3- Teachers.
4- 'Thou shalt eat and be
satisfied and bless the Lord"
Deut. 8:10.
5-"Hakotel" The Wall,
"There are people with hearts of
stone and there are stones with
the heart of man."
6- The prophecy of Obadiah.
7- It is known as the Sabbath of
8- Shammai.
9- Samson.
10- March 1, 1870 and known as
"Di Yidishe Tsaytung" with the
English title "The New York
Hebrew Times." .
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Gold Coast
The Melech Chapter No. 1908 of
the Aleph Zadik Aleph recently
elected new chapter officers. The
new board is headed by Godol
(President), Jon Bomser. Other of-
ficers include Programming Vice
President, Matt Cohen; Member-
ship Vice President, Alan Mint-
zer; Fund-Raising Vice President,
Steve Bernstein; Secretary, Scott
Frieser; Treasurer, Rodd Berlin;
and Chaplain, Mike Frieser. The
new board will serve for six
Melech is a chapter of the B'nai
B'rith Youth Organization, the
oldest and largest Jewish youth
group in the world. Centered in
Plantation, the chapter is now
entering its 13th year of existence
and currently has 51 members.
The adult Advisor of the group is
Dan Gitlitz.
The Emet Chapter No. 1818 of
the B'nai B'rith Girls recently
elected new chapter officers. The
new board is headed by the N'siah
(President), Jill Zwerner. Other
officers include Programming
Vice President, Adina Wachtel;
Membership Vice President,
Lauren Busch; Kund-Raising Vice
President, Abby Trupkin; Recor-
ding Secretary, Jennifer Simon;
Treasurer, Melissa Michaels; Cor-
responding Secretary, Sfacey
Horfner; and Chaplain, Lauren
Emet is a chapter of the B'nai
B'rith Youth Organization, the
oldest and largest Jewish youth
group in the world. Centered in
Plantation, the chapter is now
entering its 14th year of existence
and currently has 78 members.
The adult Advisors of the group
are Amy Elinor and Stephanie
For more information about this
or other chapters, contact the
BBYO office at 792-6700 or
BBYO is a member of the
FederationlUJA family of agen-
cies and beneficiaries.
Menorah Golf Classic
The 7th Annual Menorah Golf Classic has been scheduled
for Thursday, Oct. 29, at Palm-Aire Country Club. The
event, open to both men and women golfers, will get under-
way with a "shotgun" start at 8:30 a.m. Scoring will be
based on the Calloway system.
Play will be followed by a buffet luncheon and awarding
of the prizes.
Proceeds from the event, which are tax-deductible, go
toward support of the B'nai B'rith Foundation of the
United States Youth Services program. The Menorah Golf
Classic, which is sponsored by Menorah Gardens and
Funeral Chapels of South Florida, has raised more than
$25,000 for B'nai B'rith since its inception. For reserva-
tions and more information contact Oscar Goldstein,
742-6000 in Fort Lauderdale.

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