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Volume 16 Number 31
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, December 18, 1987
Price 40 Cents
To Deborah With Love,. eCommunity Tribute at...
Inverrary '88 UJA Pacesetters Ball Jan. 17
"She used to sit under the
palm of Deborah between
Ramah and Bethal in the
Hill Country of Elpraim,
and the Israelites would
come to her for decisions
North Broward County
also has a Deborah, who
thoroughout her entire life
has been a decision-maker
humanitarian, when it
comes to the welfare of her
brethren in need.
Deborah Fuller Hahn,
Federation board member,
Women's Division vice
VIENNA A panel ap-
pointed by Austrian presi-
dent Kurt Waldheim to
clear him of wrongdoing
during World War II in-
stead came up with new
evidence implicating him in
war crimes. Waldheim con-
cealed for 40 years the fact
that he had been an in-
telligence officer with the
German army in the
Balkans during the war, and
his unit was involved in the
deportation of Greek Jews
and other atrocities.
president, and "campaigner
extraordinaire," will be
praised for her tireless work
and unstinting generosity,
when the members of the
Inverrary community hold
their Fourth Annual UJA
Pacesetters Ball, Sunday
evening, Jan. 17, at the
Holiday Inn, 1711 North
University Drive in
Sponsored by the Inver-
rary Division, on behalf of
the Federation's 1988
United Jewish Appeal cam-
paign, hundreds of men and
women will pay tribute to
the Lauderhill leader and, at
the same time, pledge a life-
saving, life-enhancing gift
to the Jewish community's
According to Hilda Leibo,
division chairman, "This
year the family at Inverrary
have set a record-breaking
goal of $400,000 to meet the
vital needs facing tens of
thousands of our Jewish
brethren here at home, in
Israel and 33 other lands.
There is no better time than
this campaign launching
event to accomplish this
Of particular importance
to the community will be the
heralding of Federation's
twenty years of providing
allocations coupled with the
State of Israel's fortieth An-
niversary Year. And what
better friend of the Jewish
people is there than our
fellow worker, Deborah
Hahn. This is indeed a must
time for all Inverrary
Inverrary chair Hilda Leibo with guest of honor Deborah Fuller
Working with Leibo are
Victor Gruman, Major Gifts,
chairman, and Pacesetters
chairmen Maurice and
As part of the celebration,
there will be a special
each light kindled honoring
a member of the Inverrary
In addition, a special
award will be presented to
community leader Joseph
Continued on Page 10
Women's 7th Lion of Judah Event Jan. 20
The date Jan. 7, 1982.
The occasion the first an-
nual Lion of Judah event for
the Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale.
The place the home of
Mickey Cohen. Co-chairing
the event with Miriam
Goodman was a woman
named Charlotte Padek.
The date Jan. 20, 1988.
The occasion the seventh
annual Lion of Judah event
for the Women's Division of
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale.
The place the Woodlands
home of Fran Levey. Co-
chairing the event Mickey
Cohen. Yes, the same
Mickey Cohen. And
Charlotte Padek? This time
around she's the Women's
Division Campaign Chair-
man. The more things
change, the more they re-
main the same.
The 1988 Campaign is a
historic one for 20 years
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale
has served the Jewish com-
munity; for 40 years the
State of Israel has provided
a homeland for the Jewish
people. In this year of an-
niversaries it is somehow
fitting that some of the
women who helped to in-
augurate the Lion of Judah
are helping to celebrate its
recognized symbol of a
woman's personal commit-
ment of $5,000 or more to
the annual Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
Campaign, the 14k gold
Lion of Judah pin originated
in Miami 1972 with 40
women. Today, close to
4,000 women in some 127
communities wear the pin
with pride. National UJA
guidelines require that a
family or spouse's gift may
not be decreased in a given
campaign year in order for a
woman to make the $5,000
commitment in her own
In Fort Lauderdale, one
of the first communities in
the country to follow
Miami's lead, some twenty
women were presented with
their pins at that first Lion
of Judah luncheon at Mickey
Cohen's home. Since then,
the number of women who
have joined this special
Continued on Page 2-
Spotlight on Federation's Hebrew Day School Program...
David Posnack New Building Dedication Dec. 20
Jack H. Levine left of Miami,
chairman of the National Com-
mittee on Leadership Develop-
ment of the Council of Jewish
Federations, presents Federa-
tion board member and UJA
general co-chairman Richard
Finkelstein with a 1987 Young
Leadership Award during
CJF's recent 56th General
Assembly, Miami Beach.
See Story Page 9
A very important milestone for Jewish education in the
Greater Fort Lauderdale community will occur on Dec. 20,
when the new David Posnack Hebrew Day School building
will be dedicated on the Perlman campus in Plantation.
All members of the Jewish community are invited to come
out for all the festivities, which will get underway at 10:30
a.m. The program for the day will include a ribbon cutting
performed by area dignitaries, a mezuzah hanging, an
awards program, guest speakers, and a Chanukah celebra-
tion with a candlelighting ceremony and songs performed
by the Day School children.
Federation treasurer Gladys Daren is co-chairman of the
day of the event which is the highlight of the Jewish Com-
munity's winter calendar.
Senator Samuel L. Greenberg, a Jewish Federation of Ft.
Lauderdale life board member, is very impressed with the
new building. Greenberg said, "Seeing this building and
knowing the purpose for which this new complex was con-
structed gives me a feeling of security, as our Jewish
children will be assured of a proper education."
Sol Schulman, the project construction chairman and
Jewish Federation secretary, has kept a watchful eye on the
entire $2 million complex since construction began on the
school last April.
The school's main building has been completed and the
cafetorium should be finished by the end of the month.
Schulman emphasized, however, that more donations are
Continued on Page 10
The main building of the new David Posnack Hebrew
Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 18, 1987
Marvin and Susan Shermer
'88 Campaigners of the Week
Country Clnb Division .
Irving Libowsky has been ac-
tive in the Jewish Federation
since 1955 when he lived in
Georgia. Mr. Libowsky is present-
ly vice president of the Jewish
Federation, is honorary and Major
Gifts chairman of the Federa-
tion/UJA Palm-Aire Division, and
is the chairman of the Kosher
Nutrition and the Gathering Place
Libowsky has been very in-
terested in Jewish education and
community life; he feels it is very
important for the salvation of the
Chairmen to be Honored
At Condo Cabinet Breakfast
Samuel K. Miller, chairman of
the Federation/UJA condominium
cabinet, is proud to announce a
very special event, the con-
dominium chairmen's award
breakfast to be held at the
Tamarac Jewish Center on Dec.
This year's event will honor 65
condominium chairmen from
Tamarac, Sunrise, Plantation,
Pine Island Ridge, Lauderdale
Lakes, and Lauderhill for their
hard work on the 1988 campaign.
Miller said, "If not for the
leadership and dedication of these
65 people, this year's con-
dominium campaign wouldn't be
running so smoothly. We are pro-
ud to be honoring these commit-
Speaking at this breakfast will
be Al Effrat, regional director of
the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC), who will talk
about the issues that are currently
affecting the Jewish Community.
Libowsky says, "I am proud of
being part of this community with
its diversity of people we are a
melting pot of all ages that are
Inverrary Division .
Dr. Marvin and Susan
Schermer are very active in the
Jewish Federation. They are on
the Major Gifts committee of the
Inverrary Division, and Susan is
on the Women's Division Board.
The Schermers have been living
in Inverrary for close to 10 years.
Dr. Marvin Schermer is a retired
dentist and Susan Schermer was
an administrator in Cleveland.
Susan Schermer related, "We've
always been involved in Federa-
tion/UJA, as we come from a
background of Jewish leadership
Oceanside Division .
Paul Lehrer is this year's chair-
man of the Federation/UJA
Oceanside Division, a member of
the Young Leadership cabinet of
the Federation, and member of
the Federation Board of
He is president of Lehrer and
Company, a commercial and real
estate brokerage firm.
Lehrer said, "The 40 people
who are involved in this year's
Oceanside campaign all believe
that they can make an impact and
a difference in the Jewish com-
munity on the east side of Fort
Lauderdale. I am very pleased to
be sharing that goal with them."
TEAR OFF AND MAIL
Coming ... "Super Sunday '88"
January 24, 1988 JCC, Plantation
Mail To: Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale,
8358 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33351
Please reserve a telephone for me.
Telephone No. (Home)
I will be able to staff the telephone from:
? 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. d 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ? 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
? 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. D 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ? 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
NOTE: Times include Orientation and Training. If you have not made your
1988 pledge, you will be given the opportunity to do so at the close of
your Orientation and Training session.
Folks Honored At Federation/UJA
Dinner At The Inverrary Hilton
Julius Gordon, Chairman, and
Ily Wishnick, Co-chairman of the
Oakland Hills Federation/UJA
campaign, announced that
Thelma and Seymour Falk,
residents of Oakland Hills in
Margate, will be the honored
guests at the Gala Early dinner on
Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Hilton Inn
The Falks are being honored for
their long association with Jewish
causes and their strong support
for the State of Israel. The gala
function will be the culmination of
the Oakland Hills Federation/UJA
campaign to which all guests have
contributed a minimum of $125.
Coordinators of the Federa-
tion/UJA Margate campaign are
Sam Berkman, Alfred Cohen,
Charles Infeld, Seymour Falk,
William Katzberg, and Arnold
UJA Family Day Plans Underway...
Phone-A-Thon Jan, 24
The planning continues to make
this year's Jewish Federa-
tion/UJA Super Sunday fund-
raiser on Jan. 24 a huge success.
Members of the Super Sunday
committee, chaired by Jim and
Ava Phillips, are working tireless-
ly to ensure that this very impor-
tant day will afford members of
the Jewish Community of Greater
Fort Lauderdale the chance to
give from the heart because all
gifts "can make a difference."
Super Sunday co-chairperson
Ava Phillips discussed how this
year's Super Sunday event will be
different from previous years.
Phillips said, "We're trying a
totally different approach this
year. We've never had this event
on the JCC campus, and since the
Jewish Community Center is a
major beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation, what better
place is there to have it than
Phillips continued that many
people don't have a solid idea that
the Jewish Federation is involved
in so many local agencies, many of
of Judah UJA
Event Jan. 20
Continued from Page 1
group has steadily increas-
ed, and the Fort Lauderdale
Women's Division has
presented a total of 100 pins
over the past six years.
At press time there were
8 women waiting to have
their Lion of Judah formally
presented to them at Fran
Levey's home on Jan. 20.
Who else will join them?
For advance reservations
Elease contact the Women's
msion at 748-8400.
them right on the JCC Perlman
campus in Plantation.
Members of the Super Sunday
Committee are hoping to have
guided mini-missions to Federa-
tion/UJA funded programs during
Super Sunday, including visits to
the Early Childhood program, The
Gathering Place, Kosher Nutri-
tion program, and the David
Posnack Hebrew Day School.
In addition, this year's Super
Sunday will be a family day, with
many activities for the whole
family. These will include sports,
entertainment, pony rides for the
kids, ethnic foods, outdoor booths,
and adult and senior adult pro-
grams at the JCC.
So make your plans for Jan. 24
to join together with the Jewish
Federation/UJA to make this
year's Super Sunday a fantastic
one for the whole community!
Fulfill Your Promise-
-Pay Your Pledge
It takes $500 cash to provide
two months of full maintenance
for a senior citizen in a Jewish
home for the aged in Eastern
Europe. Providing the essential
humanitarian services requires
cash not pledges.
Pledges made to the Federa-
tion/UJA can't help a soul if they
are not paid.
Paying your pledge means that
our aged in Europe as well as in
Israel and here in North Broward
will receive a wide range of social
services, such as meal programs,
home care and medical care.
Don't delay pay your 1987
UJA pledge today.
Friday, December 18,1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
CAMPAIGN '88 Federation/United Jewish Appeal
From the Desk of the General Campaign Chair...
'88 Updateat the $2.6 Million Mark
By HAROLD L. OSHRY
The winter winds may be blow-
ing, but the '88 Federation/UJA
campaign is really heating up.
Our most successful Major Gifts
Dinner in the history of our young
community was the most gala
event of our '88 calendar, and
when the final totals were tallied,
gifts of $1,731 million were an-
nounced. This as compared with
$1,415 million last year or 23 per-
cent ahead card for card.
It was the social highlight of the
Gold Coast when couples in their
latest haute couture evening at-
tire attended the December
meeting at the eloquently bedeck-
ed Woodlands Country Club in
Tamarac. A special thank you
goes to Major Gifts chairman Joel
Reinstein, and dinner chairmen
Bart and Shirley Weisman and
Gerald and Lorraine William for
making the evening proceedings
one of fun with an important pur-
Harold L. Oshry
pose. Due to their diligence and
the hard work of their committee,
our Federation/UJA team effort
has helped us account for more
than $2.6 million to date. This
represents a card-for-card in-
crease of 23 percent over last
year, and keeps us in pace with
our overall goal-setting increase
of 15 percent.
So, even though we are on the
way to the $1 million increase
needed to help fund our vital
social welfare agencies and
humanitarian programs here at
home, in Israel and 33 other lands,
we must now forge ahead and con-
tinue with our strategic planning
process and raise our $7.6 million
goal. Now the task lies in reaching
the other divisions and areas of
So our team is hard at work, and
tens of thousands of our brethren
are counting pn us. Be it in Planta-
tion or Paraguay, Eilat or
Ethiopia, our presence will be felt,
because North Broward County's
Jewish community really cares!
See you next time with more
Barbara Wiener to Conduct
Training Session In Plantation
"A solicitor is more than a
salesperson who tries to upgrade
a person's commitment for giving
to Federation/UJA, he or she is an
educator and a motivator for rais-
ing Jewish consciousness and in-
volvement in the Jewish communi-
ty," said Barbara Wiener.
Wiener, a very active member
of the Jewish Federation, has con-
ducted solicitation training pro-
grams around the country and is
giving a Plantation campaign
leadership training session this
Wiener discussed the purpose of Barbara Wiener
The Opportunity of a Lifetime
Awaits in Israel...
Winter Singles Mission (25-40)
Mature Singles Mission (40-55)
Young Leadership Mission
Summer Family Mission
Summer Singles Mission (25-40)
Winter Family Mission
Winter Student's Mission
For any additional information
Jackowitz, Mission Coordinator, at
Feb. Ml, 1988
June 26-July 6, 1988
July 31-Aug. 10,1988
Dec. 22, '88-Jan. 1, '89
Dec. 25, *88-Jan. 4, '89
please contact Sandy
Dec. 14-20 Wiesenthal Exhibit. Broward
County Main Library.
Dec. 20 Dedication of David Posnack
Hebrew Day School. 10:30 a.m. JCC
Dae. 23 Condominium Chairmen s Awards
Breakfast. 10 a.m. Tamarac Jewish
Dec. 23 Foundation of Jewish Philan-
thropic Quarterly Meeting. 5 p.m. At
Dec. 28 Greater Margate Division
Meeting. 10 a.m. Temple Beth Am.
For more information, contact the Jewish
Federation, at 748-8400.
Shabbat To Be
Held January 8
these sessions: "What we're try-
ing to do is to train people to be
comfortable with their own
motivation for doing this, so that
they will feel good about solicita-
tion and even get other people
Face to Face solicitation is very
important in achieving the yearly
goals of the Federation/UJA
Barbara Wiener is one of
several people that have been
given solicitation training through
the National Training Center.
Wiener was trained two years ago
by Aryh Nesher.
Before moving to Fort Lauder-
dale, Barbara Wiener worked for
many years in the Jewish Federa-
tion of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She
currently serves as a board
member of the Jewish Federation
of Ft. Lauderdale, is chairperson
of the Community Relations Com-
mittee, is chairperson of the Ft.
Lauderdale Federation missions
program, was appointed chairper-
son this past summer of Ocean-
side's major gifts campaign, sits
on the board of the Federation's
Women's division, is an executive
committee member of the Na-
tional Jewish Community Rela-
tions Advisory Council, and is a
board member of the Hebrew Im-
migrant Aid Society.
She also will chair the Elie
Wiesel March 10 campaign event
at the Soref JCC.
Wiener is very proud to be a
member of this Jewish Federation
and will continue to do her part to
make this year's campaign a great
Fifteen congregations from the
Greater Fort Lauderdale area will
be sponsoring a community-wide
Federation/UJA Shabbat on Fri-
day evening, Jan. 8.
At each congregation, a
member of the Federation leader-
ship will speak on the urgent
needs of this year's Federa-
General campaign chairman
Harold Oshry said, "We hope that
with the cooperation of the Rabbis
and the synagogues that we will
be able to get the Federation's
message across to the Ft. Lauder-
dale community that the needs of
programs and people in Israel as
well as in our own local communi-
ty are very great."
Oshry added that the various
congregations must know that
their individual gifts help educate
our children, feed our elderly, pro-
vide for family counseling, and go
to so many other programs in the
Greater Fort Lauderdale area, in
addition to the many
humanitarian programs in Israel
and 33 other lands.
The Federation/UJA Sabbath is
a yearly event that is held in
Jewish communities throughout
the country. This year's par-
ticipating Ft. Lauderdale area
congregations cover all Jewish
movements, from Orthodox to
For more information on this
year's Federation/UJA shabbat,
contact Joel Telles at the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
(As of Dec. 8, 1987)
of Greater Ft. Lauderdale
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
General Chairman /rpiPRRATIftw^
Harold L. Oshry cELEB^TION
Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday,
North Broward County UJA Campaigners in Action...
Celebrating Federation's 20th Anniversary and
Israel's 40th Year on the Community Mission
Richard and Marie Levy with Menachem Perlmutter
right, at briefing on the Negev.
Brig. General Freddy Zak, of the Military
Authorities in the West Bank, and Irving
From left, Arale Lehav, guide, Jacob Brodzki and
Julian Garfunkel with resident of Mai Ben.
I Judge Nathan and Jeanette Koplin and Gladys Daren
I with Ethiopian students at Youth Aliyah Village.
Shown at Ben GurUm University Mission participants: John and
Judw Barrow; Jacob and Peggy Brodzki; Gladys Daren; Alfred
and Settt de Beer; Don and Anita Fischer; Julian and Edith Gar-
funkel; Alven and Jean Ghertner; Jack and Miriam Klaimitz;
Judge Nathan and Jeanette Koplin; Maury and Kay Lamberg;
Richard and Marie Levy; Irving and Esther Libowsky; Lee and
Jerry Rauch; Harriette Tucker; Eric and Clara Wagner; and
campaign staff members Ken Kent and Sandy Jackowitz.
Thirty members of the Greater
Fort Lauderdale community par-
ticipated on this year's 20th an-
niversary Jewish Federation com-
munity mission to Israel. There
were' many highlights of this trip
which will be etched in the par-
ticipants' memories for years to
Jacob Brodzki, chairman of this
year's 20th Anniversary Com-
munity Mission, addressed the
Federation Board meeting held in
Jerusalem that was attended by
both this year's President's Mis-
sion and 20th Anniversary com-
munity mission participants.
Mr. Brodzki challenged the
Federation to set up a tradition of
having a Jewish Federation Board
Meeting in Israel every few years,
and he mentioned that the next
one could take place during the
silver anniversary of the Jewish
Federation of Fort Lauderdale.
Brodzki noted that from the
10th anniversary board meeting
at which he presided over in Israel
to this past board meeting, we
have made great strides in the
Federation/UJA campaign and in
satisfying local needs.
He related that both missions
came together with such a spon-
taneous reaction that many of the
participants asked to be counted
on for missions in 1988. Brodzki
said, "For me, this 20th anniver-
sary board meeting in Jerusalem
was the highlight of many years of
association with Israeli causes."
He told mission participants that
they are privileged to be living in a
time that the Jewish state came
into being, and that this state is
Kay and Maury Lamberg observing student at
Youth Aliyah ViUaoe.
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Friday, December 18,1987
Alven Ghertner, standing with
Donald Fischer at Kfar Saba
Home Environment Center.
fulfilling its historic mission of
helping Jews in trouble
throughout the world.
For Donald Fischer, chairman
of the Federation/UJA Coral Spr-
ings Division, it was his first time
in Israel. One of the most moving
moments of the Fischers' trip was
when they had dinner at the home
of a young family in Kfar Saba,
the Federation's Project Renewal
Fischer declared, "Th* genuine
warmth and sincerity that this
couple expressed when we were
guests in their home was just in-
credible. The Israeli arrogance
that we hear about in this country
was nowhere to be found here.
They cooked for several days to
prepare special native dishes, as
he was from Morrocco and she
came from Iraq. I just couldn't get
over how nice the whole ex-
Fischer related, "If you've
never been to Israel, the best way
to go is on a Federation mission,
because you have access to people
and places that the ordinary per-
son won't have."
Richard Levy, a Federation
Jacob and Peggy Brodzki, Mis-
sion Leaders, overlooking the
Board member, called the trip
"very educational." Levy was
pleased with the progress that has
been made at Kfar Saba: "The
educating of the children, the
home for the aged, and all the
work that is being accomplished
there was a beautiful sight to see
and something that the whole mis-
sion really loved."
This mission was Irving
Libowsky's 5th with Federation.
Libowsky, who is honorary chair-
man of the Federation/UJA Palm-
Aire Division, said that the
general atmosphere in Israel was
more confident than two
He indicated that the growth of
education of the children in Israel
and the Ethiopian Jews at the
Youth Aliyah Village was very im-
pressive, and said "It is very
touching when we met Jews who
nave come from other countries
and degrading conditions that
have made tremendous progress
as Israelis." -
He continued, "There are very
serious problems in Israel today
but with the new youth coming up
u the political ranks, hopeftillj
Don and Anita Fischer par-
ticipating in Kabbalat Shabbat
at Western Wall.
things will change in the future."
Gladys Daren, Jewish Federa-
tion treasurer, said, "Each time I
go to Israel on a mission, all I see
are wonderful changes. We
started off with 30 people who
didn't know each other but soon
became a cohesive unit. Despite
the stock market crash, everyone
who participated on this mission
gave from the heart."
Daren was also impressed with
the industrial park and museum in
Ir Havredim "the city of
roses." Here people work as en-
trepreneurs, developing and
marketing their ideas and pro-
ducts. Daren said, "People who
work there need desire and ambi-
tion more than ability -
foreigners are also taught about
Israeli and world markets."
Harriette Tucker is a recent
widow who just moved to Fort
Lauderdale only six weeks prior
to going on the community mis-
sion. Tucker related, "I had great
trepidation about going on a trip
with strangers. By the time the
plane landed in Israel, however,
theae "strangers" had become
Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 5
Kofuseiiiks l.c\ and Marina riirman Leningrad, I'SSR
let us kindle the lights for Soviet Jews.
Let us at the same time assist all Jews in need
through our UJA/Federation Campaign.
A strong Israel
and a united Jewish community
will help insure a bright Jewish future.
Serving A I World of Jewish Need
me tbadition continues..
in Greater Fort Lauderdale
in 33 other countries overseas
Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
Sheldon S. Polish
8358 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33351 748-8400
Harold L. Oshry
Kenneth B. Bierman
........v.......... ....... '' ".......................
Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 18,1987
44... set out from here to
a land of milk and honey"
DEBORAH FULLER HAHN
THERE IS STRENGTH
Joseph's coat of many colors is
probably the ideal symbol for the
many shades of Judaism. Accor-
ding to the Orthodox, only those
who follow Halacha are 'real'
Jews. Fund-raisers often believe
the 'best' Jews are those who
donate the most money. Who
would say they are entirely
wrong? There are people who are
Jews in name only, and those who
can quote chapter and verse of
Jewish history. Being Jewish
means all of these things and very
We gather to stage a huge
'March On Washington' so that
we can stand up and be counted.
Only then will the world see that
we intend to shine a bright light
into the dark corners of the
USSR, where they have hidden
our Jewish brothers and sisters
. .. and they must respond.
American Jews from every seg-
ment of our population .. from
all over our nation, joined in this
effort. Religious Jews, secular
Jews. .. rich. poor. Sephar-
dic, and all the rest of us, young
and old .. representing the col-
lective Jewish consciousness ...
Together we are ... what it
means to be a Jew.
Ethiopians discovered what it
meant to be a Jew. Only the
Jewish people felt it necessary to
rescue their brethren. Today,
there remain at least ten thousand
more Ethiopian Jews who are
starving in the latest famine in
that country. There is no question
... of course, we will save them!
Some of these people are the
parents of children presently be-
ing housed in Youth Aliyah
Villages in Israel. Many of these
children have been experiencing
A six year old boy was found
wandering down the road near
Haifa one night. He intended to
walk back to Ethiopia to find his
parents. He was unaware that his
parents had died of starvation or
that he could not complete his
journey. Since his arrival every
adult he'd met was a 'white'
Israeli and every child was a
'black' Ethiopian. This child was
afraid that if he stayed in Israel he
would also turn white. He could
not express his fear and confusion
to the Israeli teachers.
An old man sits on a bench at
the entrance to the Malben nurs-
ing home in Tel Aviv, where he
has lived for the past decade. He is
waiting for the bus to Jerusalem
that will never stop for him. Born
in Rumania more than 90 years
ago, he wants to go to the holy ci-
ty to die.
The Yusefovich family has ar-
rived in Jerusalem from Moscow.
Eliezar and Gitele will settle their
five children into a new apart-
ment. They anticipate a brighter
future. Baby Jonathan will grow
up an Israeli surrounded by
grandparents. He will never ex-
perience the hardships that his
family had to face in Russia as
A young mother is enjoying her
participation with the Federa-
tion's Women's Division.
Stimulating discussion groups
with Rabbi Avis Miller and
Matilda Brailove have helped her
to become more involved in local
Jewish activities. This year, for
the first time, she will be an active
member of the Super Sunday
team. She will be able to en-
courage others to follow her ex-
ample by making a meaningful
contribution to the 1988 cam-
paign. She anticipates being able
to wear a 'Lapis Lion' which
signifies a woman's $2,500
Federation/UJA gift. Perhaps a
'Lion of Judah' ($5,000) is in her
future or even one with a ruby
Yes, the coat of many colors
comes in many sizes. It's not "One
Size Fits All." It must be made to
measure. But we are all Jews.
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Community Celebrate8 Opening of
Coral Springs Federation Office
By CRAIG LUSTGARTEN
The day was glorious and the
mood was festive, as 250 people
came out to celebrate the grand
opening of the Jewish Federa-
tion's Coral Springs Division of-
fice on Thanksgiving weekend.
Sheldon S. Polish, Federation
president was thrilled with the
large turnout. "The numbers of
people that showed up today show
the commitment of the Coral Spr-
ings community to the Jewish
community," said Polish. "The
opening of this building is a
significant step towards the ex-
pansion of Federation services to
Among the dignitaries in atten-
dance on this occasion was State
Representative Joe Titone, who
commented, "This office is such a
fantastic addition to this com-
munity; it's an excellent location,
and now the people of Northwest
Broward who the Federation
serves will be able to utilize this
office as a contact with the
Federation." Titone continued
that government can only do so
much with the tax dollars it
receives in terms of providing
community services, and a
Federation/UJA presence with
private dollars helps ease the load
Performing the Mezuzah hanging ceremony were Rabbi Yossie
Denburg, Rabbi Kurt Stone, and Rabbi Paul Plotkin. The
Mezuzah was donated by the Gold Coast B'nai B'rith Youth
There was a good mixture of
people, from the very young to the
very old, who came out for the
dedication program, which was
emceed by dedication chairman
Johl Rotman. Rabbi Mark Gross
of Temple Beth Orr lead the au-
dience in a song about the
"building of the Migdash," Rabbi
Yossie Denburg of the Chabad
Lubadtch Community Center of
Coral Springs recited a special
Continued on Page 11-
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Kol Ishah Woman's Voice H1PK ^lp
Women's Division Wants You to Know.,
Sign OnPlay-A-Day for UJA
By LINDA T. STREITFELD
What do you get when you com-
bine rackets, clubs and sards, roll
in a ball or two and sprinkle it
with love? It's called Play-A-Day
for UJA, and if you're not already
registered, read on.
More than BOO women are ex-
pected to take part in the three
days of fun and fitness that will be
held at area country clubs, accor-
ding to event chair, Hilda Leibt.
"This is one of the best ways to
get new people involved in
Federation/UJA," she said.
A $100 minimum commitment
to the 1988 campaign is required
to participate, in addition to the
$25 cost for the day. And boy, do
you get your money's worth. A
light breakfast starts the day,
followed by a round of golf, or a
tennis tournament. For those who
don't feel particularly athletic,
card games are being introduced
A luncheon follows the sports
events, highlighted by the presen-
tation of prizes to the winners.
And even if you're not a winner on
the course or the court, you may
claim a door prize, if yours is the
lucky card drawn. Every woman
will receive party favors, and the
chance to mingle and eat in a
beautifully decorated clubhouse.
Monday, February 29,1988 Golf Tournament and Luncheon
Palm Aire Country Club
$100 Woman's Commitment
Thursday, March 3,1988 Golf and Tennis Tournament and
Woodmont Country Club
$100 Woman's Commitment
Thursday, March 10,1988 Golf Tournament and Luncheon
Inverrary Country Club
$100 Woman's Commitment
It is so enjoyable, says Hilda,
that many women who are not
sports-minded make the minimum
commitment and pay the $25, for
lunch alone. So save the date now,
to Play-A-Day for UJA. Here are
Palm-Aire will host the event
Monday, February 29. On Thurs-
day, March 3, Play-A-Day will
take place at Woodmont, the only
club where tennis is available. One
week later, on Thursday, March
10, Inverrary will be the site of
the final Play-A-Day.
Part of the Play-A-Day success
may be attributed to the excellent
organizational work of many
women in different areas of our
In Palm-Aire, Fran Joseph and
Zelda Shalo co-chair the golf,
while Lucie Harnick organizes
tennis players from her
Florence Karp chairs the golf
tournaments in Inverrary, while
Doris Schecter and Ann Gross co-
chair the tennis enthusiasts.
In Woodmont, Bobbie Bodner
handles the golf tournament,
while tennis is co-chaired by Ethel
Sommer and Edith Epstein.
Even in communities where
tournaments are not being held,
volunteers organize the women to
participate at other locations. Gail
Kuhn and Judy Oremland work
together in Coral Springs, while in
Plantation, Adrienne Frank is the
one to see.
And Woodlands women have
expert chairs, including sisters-in-
law Peggy Rose and Mildred Rose
for golf and Cecelia Stein and
Mimi Lazar for tennis.
Fort Lauderdale Women Attend The General Assembly
With the 56th Council of Jewish
Federations' General Assembly
being held so close to home,
members of the Women's Division
of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale went to
Miami to participate in this major
annual conference of North
American Jewish Leadership.
Among those women who par-
ticipated in the GA were: Rita
Bernstein, Cathy Bierman, Pola
Brodzki, Susan Canarick, Elaine
Cohn, Alvera Gold, Deborah
Hahn, Marge Lehrer, Hilda Leibo,
Esther Lerner, Jo Ann Levy,
Estelle Loewenstein, Claire
Oshry, Charlotte Padek, Anita
Perlman, Ava Phillips, Claire
Socransky, Barbara Wiener, and
Women's Division Director Debra
Roshfeld. Joining the Fort
Lauderdale women's delegation
was Margalit Navon, an Israeli
psychologist who works in Fort
Lauderdale's Project Renewal
sister city of Kfar Saba, Israel.
Margalit was here to accept an
award from the Council of Jewish
The GA program included a full
day of seminars and workshops
geared specifically to the needs
and concerns of Women's Divi-
sions around the country. At the
Women's Division opening
plenary, leading Israeli educator
and feminist, Dr. Alice Shalvi,
shared the podium with Shoshana
Cardin. the first woman president
of the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions. Their discussion of the role
of today's Jewish woman, both in
Israel and in American Jewish
life, was expanded upon further in
a workshop led by Susan Weid-
man Schneider, editor-in-chief of
Lilith, the Jewish woman's
magazine, whose topic was
"Jewish and Female: Beyond the
Stereotype of the Yiddishe Mama
and the Jewish American
Princess." The theme rose again
with Brigadier General Amira
Dotan of the Israel Defense
Forces, who discussed the role of
career women in modern Israeli
life, including the army.
One of the highlights of the
Women's Division programming
was the plenary luncheon where
Dr. Deborah Lipstadt of the
Brandeis-Bardin Jewish Institute
in California focused on another
aspect of the role of women in
Jewish life "Dor L'Dor
(Generation to Generation:
Strategies for Involving the Next
Generation." The plenary lun-
cheon also included the installa-
tion of the new National officers
of the CJF Women's Divison.
Shoshana Cardin, CJF president,
installed Helene Berger of Miami
as the new CJF National
Women's Division Chair, the first
woman to have the honor of being
installed in her home community.
In addition to attending these
major seminars, the Fort Lauder-
dale women attended a series of
smaller workshops dealing with
an exchange of practical ideas and
programs on outreach, education,
endowments, political awareness,
Soviet Jewry, and campaign. With
such a large selection of quality
sessions, the problem was choos-
ing among them!
Without exception, the women's
delegation from Fort Lauderdale,
first time GA participants as well
as veterans, found the General
Assembly to be exciting and
stimulating and thought-
provoking. By all accounts, the op-
portunity to meet other commit-
ted Jewish women from all across
the United States and Canada, to
share ideas and concerns, to make
new friends and renew old ties, ws
a memorable experience. Some
are already making plans to at-
tend next years GA in New
YES, PLEASE MAIL ME MY INVITATION FOR
THE THIRD ANNUAL PLAY-A-DAY FOR UJA!
I look forward to participating in:
at PALM-AIRE, February 29_____
at WOODMONT, March 3_________
at INVERRARY on March 10______
Tennis at WOODMONT on March 3 .
Cards at INVERRARY on March 10
at PALM-AIRE, February 29
___at WOODMONT, March 3
_ at INVERRARY, March 10
Minimum contribution $100
Reservation $25 (includes breakfast, green and court fees,
carts, luncheon, prizes)
Please Mail To:
Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale
P.O. Box 26810
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33320-6810
Helene Berger of Miami Center, incoming chairwoman of the
Women'8 Division of the Council of Jewish Federations, is with
from left. Women's Division director Deborah Roshfeld, Presi-
dent Alvera Gold, Esther Lerner, Ava Phillips, Antta
Perlman and UJA Chair Charlotte Padek during the Women's
Division Opening Plenary and Reception. Photo: Robert A. Cumins
Coming this March ...
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IN ACTION members of the Jewish
Federation/UJA committee of Wynmoor
Vilage at a recent meeting. Julius Wind is
general chairman of the Wynmoor committee-
and George Blecker is1 Co-chairman who have
called for an intensive drive in the Coconut
Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 18, 1987
Gersons to be Honored At January 25 Luncheon
Plans are currently underway
for the special Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale lun-
cheon honoring Pompano Beach's
Seymour and Florence Gerson,
for their heartfelt commitment
and generosity to the Jewish
The meeting, set for Monday,
Jan. 25, at the Tower Club, in the
C&S Bank Building, 1 Financial
Plaza, Fort Lauderdale, will pay
tribute to the two philanthropists
who, since coming to North
Broward County, have been at the
2nd Annual Federation/
Starring Shecky Green
Sunrise Musical Theater-
Wed. Eve. March 16 1988
My sincere thanks to all of you who have already
purchased tickets for our Shecky Greene Benefit
Show three months before our March 16 show and
we are well on our way to another sell out. Last
year we raised more than $50,000 and there is no
doubt with your help, we shall do so this year.
I have one problem. I can't find a theatre that
can seat 4,000 people all in 5th row center. At this
time, we have over 2,000 seats still available that
will be distributed on a first come, first served
basis. Please remember that the most important
thing in running this show is not your seat loca-
tion, but the amount of money we raise for the
most important Jewish charity in the world.
On March 16 when you hear me announce how
much money was raised for this show, I want each
one of you to feel proud that you were one of those
who helped make this possible. If you have not as
yet brought your tickets, please use the attached
reservation order form now. If you have already
purchased tickets, sell another pair to a friend or
Reservation Order Form
Please send me______________________tickets for the Federation/UJA Superstar Benefit
Show at Sunrise Musical Theater, Wednesday, March 16,1988,8 p.m., $25 per ticket (check
payable to Federation/UJA).
Mail order form and check to:
805 Cypress Blvd., Apt. 206
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
.Amt. of Check.
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forefront of community and
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Coming to South Florida for the
special meeting will be Hirsch
Goodman, military reporter for
the Jerusalem Post, who will give
a further insight into the current
Middle East positions and policy
Seymour, a Federation board
life member, has served with
distinction on various committees
and is among the leaders in the
Major Gifts and Oceanside
Federation/UJA Division drives.
In his native Morristown, Ten-
nessee, he was the chair of UJA,
Israel Bonds, and helped organize
the United Fund campaign.
According to Sheldon S. Polish,
Federation president, "Our com-
munity has taken this historic
time of Federation's 20th and
Israel's 40th years to extend our
heartfelt thanks to this special
couple, who throughout their
lifetime, have helped people in
need, regardless of color, creed or
religion. A truly remarkable
Among their countless honors
are the prestigious Israel City of
Peace Award, which they received
in April at a Salute to Israel
Bonds event from the Temple
Sholom Men's Club.
The Gerson's are the proud
parents of daughter Alice Renert
of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Bet-
ty Minsky of Atlanta, Georgia.
More details will appear in fur-
Seymour and Florence Gerson
Coral Springs Chanukah Festival
The annual festival of freedom
Chanukah of Coral Springs
takes place on Sunday, Dec. 20
from 4 to 6 p.m. in Mullins Park.
There will be a symbolic torch
run with Coral Springs resident
Stan Orsolek, who in traditional
garb will run to the park and hand
the Maccabean torch to the Rabbi
for the solemn and dramatic
There will also be plenty of ac-
tivities for the whole family, in-
cluding live entertainment, music,
dance, folk arts, Chanukah games,
and a children's puppet show.
The candlelighting ceremony
will be performed by the four Rab-
bis representing the four
synagogues in the Coral Springs
Coalition of Jewish Organizations.
There will also be an Israeli pro-
ducts exhibit and a showcase of 35
Jewish organizations that will
have literature on display and
demonstrations. Jewish youth
organizations will be selling
balloons, Israeli flags, and
The Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale will
share a booth with the JCC at the
festival. So bring your chairs and
flashlights and cOme out for all the
festivities starting at 4 p.m.
The Coalition's Chanukah
Festival of Freedom is a
beneficiary of the Jewish Federa-
tion receiving funds from the an-
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Federation Delegation to the GA
Come Away With Renewed Spirit
Jew." Barbara Wiener mentioned
that it's an interesting issue, and
one that merited a large amount
The theme of this year's Council
of Jewish Federations General
Assembly which met in Miami last
month was "Dor L'Dor: from
generation to generation
building a community and con-
tinuity through people."
During the many workshops,
lectures, plenaries, and seminars
held during the week-long
meeting involving members of
Jewish Federations from around
the country, participants took a
look at how the Federation net-
work, together with Israel and
World Jewry, can most effectively
meet the challenges facing Jewish
life at home and abroad.
Members of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Fort Lauderdale
who attended this General
Assembly came away with new vi-
sion and a greater knowledge of
their Jewishness. Some of those
who attended from our delegation
were more than happy to share
their experience with The Jewish
At least three members of the
delegation were very impressed
with the session on Soviet Jewry,
in which Yuli Edelshtein spoke.
Edelshtein is a former Soviet
refusenik who was recently allow-
ed to emigrate to Israel.
Federation Community Rela-
tions Committee chairperson Bar-
bara Wiener said Edelshtein was
"extremely moving." She com-
mented, "The Soviet Jewry move-
ment has to change; there needs
to be a certain focus away from
specific names and concentrating
on the whole issue, which of
course, is to keep the pressure on
the Soviets to allow everyone to
Board member Deborah Hahn
agreed that Yuli Edelshtein was
fantastic: "He said that we must
not forget the people in the Soviet
Union who may wish to leave, but
who won't speak out for fear of
losing their jobs. Unless someone
speaks on their behalf, they will be
Rabbi Paul Plotkin of Temple
Beth Am called the session with
Mr. Edelshtein "a very powerful
and moving experience on Soviet
Jewry." Plotkin added, "It is very
important because there is a
whole wave of new leadership in
Russia that needs our support."
General campaign chairman,
Harold Oshry, said that "This
General Assembly covered a
tremendous amount of area. This
was my first time at a Council of
Jewish Federations conference,
and everything I saw was first
class. The windup with IPeter,
Paul and Mary' was very
dramatic, and Shamir's speech
was very good."
Oshry was also impressed by a
session on "goal setting" put on
by the Jewish Federation of Min-
neapolis, which our Federation is
utilizing this year as a model for
its goal setting.
Another enthusiastic first-time
delegate to the General Assembly
was Ava Phillips, who is this
year's co-chairperson of Super
Philips related that it was in-
credible having 3,500 Jews around
you who share so many of the
same feelings and concerns about
their Jewishness and who want to
work hard to make their Jewish
communities a better place.
"You become much more aware
of what the Jewish Federation
does for the community when you
attend the General Assembly,"
Phillips said. "My only complaint
was wanting to partake in two
sessions that were unfortunately
both going on at the same time.
Other than that, all the sessions
Phillips added, "The fact that
Israeli prime minister Shamir was
in the same room as myself when
he addressed the entire delegation
was an incredible thrill. He really
respects the Jewish community of
this country because he made a
point to come to the General
Assembly before going to
Another of the many fine ses-
sions was entitled, "Who Is A
"It's an issue that affects a lot
of Jews in the Diaspora, and one
that keeps surfacing in the
Knesset," said Wiener. "If
anything, the Jewish Diaspora
should use its influence to see that
there is no change made in the
Law of Return."
Ava Phillips summed up the ex-
perience of this year's General
Assembly that many of its
delegates came away with: "The
General Assembly was the best
experience I've ever had in terms
of public awareness, educational-
ly, and in finding out more about
The assembly, which was at-
tended by lay leadership and pro-
fessional staff alike proved to be
an informative and interesting
happening, one that can only be
used in the most positive of man-
ners in helping to achieve the im-
portant work accomplished by the
Federation/UJA Family of Agen-
cies and Beneficiaries.
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Inverrary '88 UJA Pacesetters
Ball Jan. 17 At Holiday Inn
Continued from Page 1
Kaplan for his years of com-
mitted and generous
Leibo stated that atten-
dance to the Ball will be a
minimum UJA commitment
which includes a major
pledge of $500 and a secon-
dary pledge of $100.
Couvert is $37.50 per per-
son and dietary laws will be
Involved from her days as
a young child, Deborah
Hahn learned from her
parents the importance of
Jewish commitment and
dedication in her native
New York City.
Engaged in countless civic
endeavors, she serves in
every aspect of community
and organization activities.
The Federation board
member sits on the Plann-
ing and Budget, and Com-
munications committees, is
a Foundation of Jewish
Philanthropies trustee and
Women's Division Founda-
tion vice president.
And if that is not enough,
she also serves on the ex-
ecutive board of the Jewish
Family Service of Broward
County, the David Posnack
Hebrew Day School, and the
Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center,
all Federation major
But it doesn't end there.
She still finds time to work
as one of the Women's Divi-
sion chief campaigners,
chairing the Lapis Lion
Division, and proudly wears
her "Ruby-eyed Lion of
Judah." This, in addition to
her working on the Major
Gifts Division, Elie Wiesel
March 10th and Anniver-
Deborah's "D'vash" col-
umn can be read regularly in
The Jewish Floridian an
informative account cover-
ing a wide range of topics of
interest to the entire Jewish
community. Editor of the
Newsletter of the Florida
State UJA Women's Divi-
sion is another of her "full-
In responding to the
Pacesetters Ball, General
Campaign chairman Harold
L. Oshry said, "We have
always looked to the
generous people of Inver-
rary when the UJA
challenge had to be met.
Having served on the board
and various committees
with Deborah Hahn, I know
that there will be an out-
pouring of support for this
remarkable woman. I join
with the other leaders in the
community, and extend my
heartfelt 'thank you' to In-
verrary Team '88 and know
that when the final totals
are tallied, they will have
raised more than their share
to help reach the $7.6 goal."
For further information,
contact Stuart Dalkoff at
The cafetorium of the new Hebrew Day School on the
Perlman campus in Plantation.
The David Posnack
Hebrew Day School Dedication
Sunday, December 20, 1987
Continued from Page 1
still needed to pay for the cost of the project and to help fur-
nish the interior needs.
The David Posnack Hebrew Day School serves children
from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. It offers
its students an integrated program of Judaic experiences,
Hebrew language, and general studies.
The new school building will contain 20 large classrooms,
and will be equipped with a science lab, computer room,
music rooms, a chapel, an arts and crafts center, a library
and resource center, and a spacious cafetorium.
Sol Schulman concluded, "We feel that this school will be
on a par with the finest schools in the Ft. Lauderdale area,
and as a Hebrew Day School will hopefully be the best in
The David Posnack Hebrew Day School is a beneficiary
agency of the Jewish Federation receiving funds from the an-
nual United Jewish Appeal campaign.
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IPieturedfrom left Kenneth Bierman, Federation executive direc-
tor, David Pinchevsky, Omega One building owner, Sheldon S
\Polish, Federation president. Dr. Kerry Kuhn, Omega buildinq
owner, and Donald Fischer, FederationJUJA Coral Springs
Division chairman, show their solidarity and pleasure over the
opening of the new Coral Springs Division office.
Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies
Creating A Legacy
For the 21st Century
Foundation 'Builders of Tradition*
Key members of the Foundaton of Jewish Philanthropies
'Builders of Tradition' special club include the distinguished chair
Jacob Brodzki and his wife Peggy, and Paul and Shirley Gross.
The two funds are part of the more than fifty families, groups and
organizations that are helping to create a legacy for the 21st cen-
tury. You, too, can become an important part of planning for the
future of our Jewish community.
Meeting December 23
Foundation chairman Jacob
Brodzki invites all donor and
perspective donors to attend the
quarterly meeting of the Founda-
tion of Jewish Philanthropies on
Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the
Jewish Federation Board room,
located at 8358 West Oakland
Park Blvd, in Sunrise.
Please join us for cocktails and
hors d'oevres at 5 p.m. as you
learn about the Foundation's
growth and some year end tax
There will be a special report
given on where the Foundation's
money was spent and plans for
future spending, utilizing new
gifts for innovative programs in
the Jewish community.
Two presentations will be made
on this occasion. Carl Schuster
will be presented with the "Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations Endow-
ment Achievement Award" for
1987, and Bernard Gross will be
honored for his outstanding sup-
port of the Foundation.
Foundation director Kenneth
Kent stated that the Foundation
of Jewish Philanthropies is grow-
ing new funds have been added
within the past two months.
For more information, contact
Kenneth Kent at the Jewish
I Federation, 748-8400.
INVEST YOUR CHARITABLE
DOLLARS WITH THE
FOUNDATION OF JEWISH
PHILANTHROPIES OF THE
JEWISH FEDERATION OF
If you act today, you get max-
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roake a major philanthropic gift
may be rooted in a lifetime of car-
ing. But you must take action
before the end of 1987 to take full
advantage of current tax benefits.
The Foundation of Jewish
Philanthropies, Fort Lauderdale's
largest public foundation, believes
you deserve the satisfaction of en-
dowing the aspect of life impor-
tant to you and your children. By
investing with the Foundation to-
day, you can establish a resource
from which to recommend future
YOU DON'T NEED A GREAT
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Gifts of appreciated securities,
real estate (subject to long-term
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tion offers a broad range of sound,
flexible planned giving oppor-
tunities for donors of all means.
INVEST YOUR LIFETIME
Now in its second decade, the
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and other institutions and agen-
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You can establish scholarships,
provide seed money for cultural
programs, and initiate innovative
social services meeting the needs
of families, children, the elderly
and poor, to name a few. Founda-
tion donors can provide capital
funding in support of existing and
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OF PLANNED GIVING
The Foundation's staff of En-
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and volunteers will work with you,
your attorney, accountant or
other members of your financial
planning team to design a pro-
gram targeted to your long-term
philanthropic goals. For more in-
formation, call Kenneth Kent at
the Federation, 748-8400.
. A private foundation is required
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If you have a private founda1
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Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
Community Celebrates Opening Of
Coral Springs Federation Office
Continued from Page 6-
psalm, Rabbf Paul Plotkin of Tem-
ple Beth Am gave a benediction as
part of the Mezuzah hanging
ceremony, and Rabbi Kurt Stone
of the Tamarac Jewish Center
participated in the Mezuzah
ceremony and the program.
Everyone was offered
refreshments and the children
were given balloons.
Representatives of several
Jewish Federation agencies, in-
cluding the Jewish Community
Center, The Gathering Place,
Jewish Family Services, the David
Posnack Hebrew Day School, and
the High School in Israel program
were on hand to explain what
their programs can provide for
Northwest Broward residents.
Also, close to 30 people
representing various community
organizations tied small pieces of
ribbon together into a circle as a
symbol of unity of the many
groups that this office will bring
Executive vice-president of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, Harold Oshry,
declared. "Expanding services to
new communities costs money.
The Jewish Federation is proud
and pleased to underwrite this
needed expansion. As Federa-
tion/UJA general campaign chair-
man for 1988, I am keenly aware
of the urgent need to meet our
1988 goals so that we can provide
needed additional services for
young and old in our Greater Fort
Donald Fisher, Federation/UJA
chairman of Coral Springs, kicked
off this year's Coral Springs Divi-
sion drive. This year's goal is
$150,000. A group of volunteer
solicitors will be talking to
residents of Coral Springs to ask
for their 1988 campaign
Coral Springs resident Blanch
Besmertnik said, "This has been
something we've been looking for-
ward to for many years, through
the growth of this community."
David Pinchevsky, one of the
building owners who donated
space in the Omega One building
for the new division office,
agreed: "I hope this is the beginn-
ing of a larger Federation
presence in Northwest Broward,
and particularly in Coral Springs.
People will now become more
aware that the Jewish Federation
exists out here."
Donald Fischer, Coral Springs
UJA chairman expressed similar
sentiments: "I think the Federa-
tion presence in Northwest
Broward represents a (riant step
forward as it will help solidify the
Jewish communal presence in
Broward County. It will also effec-
tively bring in more young
families, thereby providing young
leadership for the future."
Federation board member
Gladys Daren concluded, "We've
been trying to accomplish for
many years what happened today,
and it shows that our Jewish
Federation and this community is
coming of age."
Central Agency for Jewish Education
-rer Tim'? mnon rrumon
JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER FORt LAUOEROALE
Community Hebrew Ulpan Classes Begin
QUESTION: What is over
4,000 years old, yet as modern as
this week's Jewish Floridian"!
ANSWER: The Hebrew
Spoken by Abraham and his
descendants in ancient Israel,
Hebrew has been revived in the
20th century to become, once
again, not only the language of
Israel, but the spoken tongue of
hundreds of thousands of Jews
throughout the entire world.
North Broward Midrasha Adult
Education Institute of the Central
Agency for Jewish Education of
the Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale is now offering
adults the opportunity to study
Hebrew in the modern, easy-to-
learn Ulpan conversational ap-
proach. Classes will be held morn-
ings and evenings at the Jewish
Community Center and at
Temples Beth Israel, Beth Am in
Steve Lewin, chairman of the
Committee on Education of the
Federation, noted that "Hebrew
has been the cultural vehicle of the
Jewish people throughout the
ages. The Ulpan program is a vital
aspect of adult learning in our
At the JCC, 6501 W. Sunrise
boulevard, classes will begin on
Monday, Jan. 4, and are held from
7:30-9:30 p.m. each Monday and
Thursday evening. At Temple
Beth Israel, classes begin on Tues-
day, Jan. 5, and continue each
Tuesday and Thursday mornings
from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
At Temple Beth Am the classes
start on Monday, Jan. 4, and are
held each Monday and Thursday
mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The classes, continuing in ses-
sion for seven and a half weeks
are conducted by highly-qualified
and trained Ulpan teachers who
provide both the knowledge of
modern, conversational Hebrew
and the dynamic spirit of Israel.
The Ulpan teaching method,
based on a scientific approach to
teaching language, is used in
Israel and throughout the world.
It provides the ability to unders-
tand and converse in the Hebrew
lanaguage, and, for advance
classes, to read Hebrew stories
Adults with no background in
Hebrew are welcomed in the
classes. Even the beginners are
immersed into Hebrew from the
very first lesson, according to Dr.
Abraham J. Gittelson, CAJE
Director of Education.
"All types of students enjoy the
Ulpan classes," Gittelson noted.
"Among them are adults who
want to visit or live in Israel;
parents wanting to keep up with
their children; individuals wanting
to study the Bible in Hebrew; and
many who studied Hebrew in their
youths and want to recapture the
love and knowledge they once
The Ulpan program is co-
sponsored by the Department of
Hebrew Language and Literature
of the Department of Education
and Culture of the World Zionist
Organization. The Department
provides materials and conducts
workshops and seminars for the
Techniques in the classroom in-
clude small and large group in-
struction, stories and songs,
Hebrew language games and
drills. In addition, the culture of
Israel is part of every' class in-
cluding visits from emissaries
from Israel and the showing of
For further information call
748-8400 at the CAJE office. Coor-
dinator of the Ulpan program is
Helen Weisberg, Administrator of
the North Broward Midrasha-
Adult Education Institute.
CAJE Action Shots...
At the recent presentation of the Omega Religious
Services Club to the North Education for the use
in Jewish Adult Education programming, from
left, Mitchell Zelkind, Omega; Helen Weisberg,
CAJE, and Max Fynkelstein of Omega Men'b
The Omega Religious Services Club also presents
CAJE's Judaica High School's Sharon Horowitz
a check for Jewish education to assist students in
need of scholarships. These programs are funded
by the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort
Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 18, 1987
"GAMES" says a recent win-
ner, who comes to Tuesday
night Games at the JCC. Begun
in February, more than 100
people come to the JCC
Gym/Games Hall every week to
win and have a good time.
The Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center
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.
GOING THE NORTHERN
ROUTE JCC/CAJE SPONSOR
CHANUKAH PROGRAM IN
Like the compass, Jewish
population trends in Southern
Florida point north and con-
dominium developments such as
Wynmoor Village, the Township
and the Hammocks on the nor-
thern fringes of Broward County
have experienced phenomenal
Saul Faber, a Wynmoor winter
resident from Milwaukee stopped
off at our JCC/not long ago to visit
with David Surowitz, the Center's
assistant executive director. His
purpose: to investigate the
possibilities of delivering pro-
grams with Judaic content to his
neighborhood. Faber spoke the
obvious when he said that Sunrise
Blvd. was a bit too far away for
many of our people who do not
drive long distances or at night.
recognized the call to answer the
need of our "northern" residents
who want more Jewish enrich-
ment in their lives but who do not
live near the areas of Jewish ac-
tivity. A committee was set up
consisting of Rabbi Emeritus
Josiah Darby of the Conservative
Synagogue of Coconut Creek;
Wynmoor resident and synagogue
board member Paul Burstin;
along with CAJE's Abe Gittelson;
Laura Hochman, JCC Director of
Senior Services; and Surowitz.
They met, planned and arranged
for program No. 1 .
SYNAGOGUE OF COCONUT
DECEMBER 21, 7:30 p.m.
Hollie Berger's famed 60
member JCC Festivale Chorale,
known for its melodious vocalizing
all over town for the past five
years, will sing forth with a varie-
ty of songs commemorating the
holiday in contemporary Jewish
style, Appropriate Chanukah
refreshments will be served
following the concert.
The synagogue, located at 1447
Lyons Rd., will probably house
future events, also, says
Hochman. At present, programs
built around holiday celebrations
are being planned. Among them:
Purim and Israel Independence
More than 50 club leaders at-
tended the first meeting of the
Circle of Yiddish Clubs of South
Florida. Anyone interested in
becoming a Yiddish club member
can contact Sunny Landsman at
721-7899. The next meeting of the
Circle of Yiddish Clubs will take
place on Dec. 21 at the Jewish
Community Center in Ft.
Call the Center or the
synagogue for further informa-
tion about the Chanukah party in
North Broward. Everyone's
welcome! Tickets are $5 each and
available at the JCC or the
Some key members of JCC's newly established
Marketing/Membership Committee look over
some pertinent material to aid their campaign,
as From the left, standing, Gary Jacobs, Marine
Pilgrims %n the JCC Thanksgiving parade at Adler and AUyn Kanowsky, JCC Membership
Pow Wow time. Director. Seated Ava Phillips and Meryl Dell.
From the left, David Buchbinder, Jeffrey Han-
nah and Allison Dauer made progress
[lighten Chanukah Holidays
Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 13
Scores of volunteers will help to
|make the eight days of Chanukah
happy and joyous time for the
len and women in the Greater
[Fort Lauderdale Nursing, Retire-
Iment, Rehabilitation and Con-
valescent Homes, as part of the
[Jewish Federation of Greater
[Fort Lauderdale's Chaplaincy
According to Alfred Golden,
[Commission chairman, "We know
|how important this time is to pro-
Ivide these residents with an extra
Itouch of friendship and caring,
land our heartfelt thanks to the
[volunteers who are spending
[these priceless moments with
[these men and women." Rabbi
[Albert Schwartz is the director of
[the Chaplaincy Commission, a
[beneficiary of the Federation
Iwhich receives funds from the
IWERE HELD AT THE
3370 NW 4th Terrace
Rabbi Abraham Eiring, Benjamin
Colonial Palm East
3670 NE 3rd St.
I Pompano Beach
Rabbi Solomon Geld, Berte/Israel
Resnikoff and Minyonaires
Colonial Palm West
51 W. Sample Rd.
Rabbi Solomon Geld, Berte/lsrael
Resnikoff and Minyonaires
1189 W. River Dr.
Rabbi Paul Plotkin, Berte/Israel
Park West Retirement
2251 NW 29th Ct.
Cantor Richard Brown
St. John Nursing and Rehab.
3075 NW 35th Ave.
Rabbi David W. Gordon
2900 Riomar St.
WILL BE HELD AT THE
Friday Dec. 18
Palm Court Nursing and Rehab.
2675 N. Andrews Ave.
Rabbi Albert B. Schwartz, Sidney
Feld, Relly Kolar and Volunteers
Beverly Manor of Margate
5951 Colonial Dr.
With Rhyme and
I like to think a Guardian Angel
Protects this life of mine,
And that throughout each trying
He's with me all the time,
And I like to think my Guardian
Removes me from harm's way,
That if I keep believing this,
Things will be okay .. .
How nice to know "The Halo-ed
Can be at my side
To shepherd and to comfort me,
And be a loyal guide ..
The blessing of a special friend
Just can't be cheaply bought;
An angel that looks after you .. .
Oh, preserve the thought!...
Into our lives a messenger
Is sent down from above.
1 like to think G-d sent one down
To me with all His love.
Dorothy and Hy Berlin and
Plantation Nursing Home
4250 NW 5th St.
Rabbi Rudolph Weiss, Lillian
Schoen ana Castle Chaplaincy
1800 E. Oakland Pk.
Rabbi Mordecai Brill
295 SW 4th Ave.
Westbrooke at Inverrary
Cantor Robert Goodman
Monday, Dee. 21
National Health Care Center
2000 E. Commercial Bl.
7751 W. Broward
Sunny Friedland, William
Leichter, Leo Bernstein, Albert
Rabbi Mark W. Gross
Tuesday, Dec. 22
2121 E. Commercial Blvd..
Cantor Phillip Erstling, Lou Gold
1701 NE 26th St.
Cantor Phillip Erstling, Lou Gold
Pinehurst Convalescent Ctr.
2401 NE 2nd St.
Cantor Phillip Erstling, Lou Gold
Compiled by Craig Lustgarten,
FRIDAY DEC. 18
Happenings Singles: Holiday
Singles Party. 9 pm. Peppers in
the Westin Hotel of Cypress
Hadassah, Blyma Margate
Chapter: Chanukah Weekend.
Tarlton Hotel. 972-4335.
SATURDAY DEC. 19
Jewish Community Center,
Couples Treasure Hunt.
SUNDAY DEC. 20
Hebrew Day School Dedication:
10:30 a.m. Perlman Campus in
Temple Beth Israel: Lecture
Series. Speaker: Rabbi Jack
Riemer. 8 p.m.
MONDAY DEC. 21
Women's League For Israel,
Margate Chapter: General
Meeting. Noon. Town Center in
David Park, Margate. 971-2509.
Hadassah, Lauderdale Lakes
Tamar Chapter: Meeting. 11:30
TUESDAY DEC. 22
Hadassah. Rayns Tamarar
Chapter: Monthly Meeting. Noon.
Tamarac Jewish Center.
Hadassah, North Lauderdale
Chai: Meeting. Soviet Jewry Day.
11:30 a.m. North Lauderdale City
WEDNESDAY DEC. 23
Hadassah. Scopus Chapter:
Meeting. Noon. Temple Beth
Israel. Deerfield Beach. 426-1076.
Na'amat USA, Gilah Chapter:
Meeting. Noon. Temple Beth
THURSDAY DEC. 24
B'nai B'rith, Hope Chapter:
Meeting. Noon. Deicke
Jewish Community Center: Trip
to see 42nd Street. Parker
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' Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Laudepdale/Friday, December 18, 1987
TEMPLE BETH ORR
On Saturday, Dec. 19, Alicia
Kepniss, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Kepniss, and
Dina Weiss, daughter of
Marlene Weiss will celebrate
their B'nai Mitzvah at Temple
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL
Phillip Schultz, son of
Stuart and Bernette Schultz
will be called to the Torah on
Dec. 19 on the occasion of his
Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth
Israel in Sunrise.
Gregory Sarkin, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jeffrey Sarkin,
celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on
TEMPLE BETH TORAH
Joshua Gardner, son of
Harriet Gardner, and Justin
Dubin, son of Patty and Jan
Dubin, celebrated their B'nai
Mitzvah on Dec. 12 at Temple
Ethan Schwartz, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sheldon Schwartz,
was called to the Torah in
honor of his Bar Mitzvah on
Dec. 5 at the Tamarac Jewish
TEMPLE BETH AM
Cary Lipson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. David Lipson, celebrated
his Bar Mitzvah on Dec. 12 at
Temple Beth Am.
The B'nai Mitzvah of Brian
Bromberg, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Irv Bromberg, and Jor-
dyn Travaglini, daughter of
Mrs. Barbara Spiegel, was
celebrated on Dec. 5 at Temple
Karina Silber, daughter of
Nestor and Betty Silber, was
called to the Torah on the occa-
sion of her Bat Mitzvah on
Nov. 20 at Temple Beth Am.
Shelly Londer, daughter of
Philip and Beverly Londer,
will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah
on Dec. 19 at Ramat Shalom
Congregation in Plantation.
TEMPLE KOL AMI
On Saturday morning, Dec.
19, Jonathan Barr, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ervin Barr will be
called to the Torah on the occa-
sion of his Bar Mitzvah at
Temple Kol Ami.
From Across the World
A Twinning Mitzvah
The words are heartfelt, the
message special, and so after a
long and trying time, the dreams
of Plantation's Scott Frieser and
Russia's Mark Yuzefovich, have
In a letter recently received
from fourteen-year-old Mark, who
in 1986 celebrated his Bar Mitz-
vah as Scott was called to the
Torah at Temple Beth Israel in
Sunrise, read in part:
Dear Scott! How are you? Hope
that you and your parent* are
welL At last I'm in Israel Thank
you and your parents for all that
you have done for me. Your friend-
Yes, it was a miracle. Scott had
written countless letters to his
pal, Mark, including cor-
respondence with Soviet leader
Gorbachev, urging the release of
Mark's family, but to no avail.
Eventually with the aid of Fort
Lauderdale Congressman E. Clay
Shaw and Hollywood's Larry
Smith, the Yuzefovich family's
name was added to the list of
Refuseniks which the State
presented to Soviet officials.
So it was a wondrous time when
young Scott and his family learn-
ed that Mark is now a true
Israelite living in Jerusalem with
And all because of the concern
of the Frieser family dad, Paul,
Federation board member; mom,
Carol, chair, Federation CRC
Soviet Jewry committee; three
older brothers active in BBYO;
and grandparents, Flora and Sam
Weller, campaigners in the
Margate UJA drive.
You too can be involved in the
Federation twinning program,
like Scott, who received Mark's
name from the Federation's Com-
munity Relations Committee.
There are hundreds of Soviet
children who too await their
chance to live in Freedom, and be
part of the special ceremony.
For more information about Bar
or Bat Mitzvah Twinning, contact
Joel Telles, at 748-8400.
A Diversified Jewish Quiz
DAVID W. GORDON
1- Is a kidney transplant permit-
ted by Jewish law?
2- How do religious authorities
look upon an adoptive son?
3-What is the customary
greeting usually expressed
toward a sick person?
4- What is the traditional prayer
recited on behalf of a deceased
5- Name the prominent Israeli
soldier who became a noted
6- Where is Jews' College?
7- Is it permissable to call
parents by their first name?
8- In which of the Psalms does
King David list 11 basic ideas?
9- What is the literal and actual
meaning of the Yiddish expres-
sion. "Ah Mochishayfeh"?
10- What is the special pointer
(hand) for the reading of the
1- Only if the donors life is not
at risk and the recipient is assured
2- Though not a blood relative,
may recite the Kaddish, etc., for
adopted parents, and in many
respects is considered legally as
3- May you have a Refuah
Shleymah-a complete (speedy or
Rachamim-"G-d full of
5- Yigael Yadin.
6- London, England. It is a Rab-
binical Seminary founded in 1856.
7- It is a violation of a Jewish
law to do so. It is considered a sign
8- Psalm 15.
9- A mean and devilish woman,
or a female trouble maker.
10- Yad, usually made out of
silver or wood.
Dec. 18 5:13 p.m.
Dec. 25 5:17 p.m.
Jan. 1 5:21 p.m.
Jan. 8 5:26 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling
the Sabbath Lights
BORUCH ATTO AD-ONAI
ELO-HEINU MELECH HO-
OLOM ASHER KID-
LIK NEYR SHEL
Blessed art Thou, 0 Lord our
G-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
The public is invited to a
Chanukah party to be held at
Migdal David Synagogue,
8575 W. McNab Road,
Tamarac, oh Sunday Dec. 20
at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment
and food will be provided. For
more information, call
On Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2
p.m., the president of the Tem-
ple will be hosting a reception
at Temple Emanu-El in Honor
of Chanukah and new
members of the congregation.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL
Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick,
former U.S. ambassador to the
United Nations, will be the
featured guest speaker at
Temple Beth Israel's 5th an-
nual lecture series program on
Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets are
available at the office of Tem-
ple Beth Israel, located at 200
South Century Village Blvd.,
Deerfield Beach. For more in-
formation, call 721-7060.
Closed for Holiday
The Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale/UJA
campaign offices, Central Agency for Jewish Education,
and the Jewish Family Service of North Broward, 8358 W.
Oakland Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, will be closed Christmas
Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 1987. Regular office hours will
resume on Monday, Dec. 28.
CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE OF COCONUT CREEK, (975-4666) Lyons
Plan, 1447 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek 38066. Service* Daily 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m.; Fri-
day 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m., 5 p.m. Rabbi Avaron Drain. Cantor Irvia Bell.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660), 9101 NW 67th St., Tamarac, 33321.
Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Late Friday service 8 p.m. Satur-
day 8:46 a.m. Rabbi Kart F. Stone.
TEMPLE BETH AHM (431-6100), 9730 Stirling Road. Hollywood, 38024. Services
daily 8 a.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m., Sabbath morning 8:46 a.m. Rabbi Avraham Kapaek.
Castor Staart Kaaas.
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8660), 7206 Royal Palm Blvd.. Margate, 33063. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:80 a.m., 6 p.m. Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.,
5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 6 p.m. Rabbi Paul Plotkia. Rabbi Emeritus, Dr. Solomon
Geld. Castor Irviag Groaaaaaa.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (742-4040), 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, 33313.
Services: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. 6:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:46 a.m., 7:46 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. Rabbi Howard A. Addisoa, Castor
Maariee A. Naa.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL OF DEERFIELD BEACH (421-7060). 200 S. Century
Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 38441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m., and at candlelighting time. Rabbi
Joseph Laaraer, Castor Saabtal Ackerman.
TEMPLE B'NAI MOSHE (942-6880), 1434 SE 3rd St., Pompano Beach, 33060.
Services: Friday 8 p.m. Caator Jehadah Heilbraan.
TEMPLE SHA'ARAY TZEDEK 741-0296). 4099 Pine Island Rd., Sunrise. 83321.
Service*: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 6 p.m.; Late Friday service 8 p.m.; Satur-
day 8:46 a.m., 6 p.m. Rabbi Randall Keaigabarg. Caator Barry Black, Caator
Rmoritaa Jack Marchaat.
TEMPLE 8HOLOM (942-6410), 182 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach. 38060. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:46 a.m., evenings: Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m.,
Friday evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Rabbi Samuel April. Caator
CONGREGATION BETH HILLEL OF MARGATE (974-8090), 7640 Margate
Blvd., Margate, 33063. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:16 a.m., 6:80 p.m. Late
Friday service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:46 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Natkaa Zslsadsk. Caa-
tor Joel Ceaea.
HEBREW CONGREGATION OF LAUDERHILL (783-9660), 2048 NW 49th Are.,
Lauderhill, 38313. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:46 a.m. Rabbi Israel Helpers
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH (formerly North laadordala Hebrew Con-
gregation) (722-7607), 6436 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 88819. Services:
Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday at 8:46 a.m. Charles B. Fyier. Pritii'isa'.
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (788-7684), 4861 W. Oakland Park Blvd.,
Lauderdale Lakes, 33318. Services: Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m., 6 p.m., Friday
8 a.m., 7 p.m., Saturday 8:46 a.m., 7 p.m.
SYNAGOGUE OF INVERRARY CHABAD (748-1777), 4661 N. University Dr.,
Lauderhill, 33361. Services: Sunday through Friday 6:46 a.m, 8 a.m., 6:16 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m., 6:80 p.m. Stady groans: Maa, Bandars following, services:
Women, Taesdays 8 p.m. Rabbi Aroa Hsbsrmia
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEERFIELD BEACH (421-1867), 1880 W. Hulsboro Blvd.,
Deerfield Beach, 38441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. and sundown.
Saturday 8:46 a.m. and sundown. Joseph M. Reiner. President.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF HOLLYWOOD-FORT LAUDERDALE (966-7877), 3291
Stirling Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 38812. Services: Monday through Friday 7:80 a.m.,
and sundown; Saturday, 9 a.m., sundown; Sunday 8 a.m., sundown. Rabbi Edward
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID 726-3683), 8676 W. McNab Rd., Tamarac,
33321. Services: Daily 8a.m.; mincha 6 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m. and 6:16 p.m. Rab-
bi Chaim Scaasidsr. Congregation prosideat: Herman Fleischer.
RAMAT SHALOM (472-8600), 11801 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 88826. Ser-
vices: Friday, 8:16 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Rabbi Elliot Skiddell. Caator Bella
TEMPLE BET TIKVAH (741-8088), 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste. 802,
Sunrise, 33361. Services: Friday 8 p.m. Rabbi Dennis Weld.
TEMPLE BETH ORR (763-3282), 2161 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs, 33066. Ser-
vices: Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. Rabbi Mark W. Gross.
TEMPLE B'NAI SHALOM OF DEERFIELD BEACH (426-2682). Services at
Menorah Chapels, 2306 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 38441, Friday 8 p.m.
Rabbi Natkaa H. Fish. Caator Morris Leviasoa.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL (731-2810), 3246 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes,
33311. Services: Friday 8:16 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or celebration of Bar-
Bat Mitzvah. Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon. Caator Rita Shore.
TEMPLE KOL AMI (472-1988), 8200 Peters Rd Plantation, 33324. Services: Fri-
day 8:16 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr. Caator Frank
LIBERAL JEWISH TEMPLE OF COCONUT CREEK (973-7494). Services: Fri
day night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3950 Coconut
Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, 33066 Rabbi Bruce S. Warshal. Caator Barbara
TEMPLE BAT YAM (928-0410), 5151 NE 14th Ter Ft. Lauderdale, 88884. Ser-
vice: Weekly on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. Rabbi Lewis Littmaa.
Your Campaign Dollars in Action...
Friday, December 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 15
Federation's Gathering Place A Happy Haven in North Broward
"People who are suffering from
isolation and depression can come
to 'The Gathering Place' and ex-
perience a kind of renewal," says
Bonnie Krauss, program director
of The Gathering Place.
The Gathering Place is an adult
day care center operating five
days a week on the Jewish Com-
munity Center Perlman campus in
Plantation. The center is geared
towards a highly-functioning
group of frail elderly whose
average age is 86.
This unusual day care center for
senior adults is completely funded
by the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale. Irving
Libowsky, Federation vice presi-
dent is cnairman of The Gathering
Place Kosher Nutrition
The weekly program offers
adult basic education classes
taught by a certified professional
teacher from the Broward County
Board of Education.
The daily schedule commences
with two hours of adult basic
education, followed by the morn-
ing exercise class. Then par-
ticipants have lunch with others
as part of the "Kosher Nutrition
Program." Then there is an after-
noon activity which may be x
music class, Yiddish lesson,
ceramic course, or arts and crafts
session. There are monthly visits
from members of the Jewish
Federation's chaplaincy program,
and volunteer musicians come to
The Gathering Place to perform.
In fact, the Gathering Place
welcomes any musicians with a
particular talent to come to the
Gathering Place and perform.
The Gathering Place provides
door-to-door transportation for
participants, as the center has its
own fleet of vans that have been
customized for easy access.
The program director talked
about the special relating that oc-
curs on a frequent basis between
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Representatives of Broward County's Primary Health Care office
visited the Kosher Nutrition Programs to encourage good nutri-
tional habits among the elderly. Shown enjoying the educational
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Parkes, (R.D.) Nutritionist, standing, are Sally Miller and
Lucille Weiner, seated.
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the seniors and the kids on the
JCC campus: "Because we share
the campus with the David
Posnack Hebrew Day School,
there is a wonderful opportunity
for intergenerational programs."
Krauss related that the kids will
often come in and try out their
latest projects and plays on the
adults. There is also a letter ex-
change between the two groups
and many of the kids and the
seniors treat each other as
adopted grandparents and
Bonnie Krauss concluded,
"There is a definite bonding that
takes place that is very wonderful,
which occurs amongst the par-
ticipants, as well as between the
staff and the seniors."
For more information on The
Gathering Place, contact Bonnie
Krauss at 797-0330.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE OF
Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Barbara K. Wiener
Senate Endorses Chiles' Summit
Human Rights Appeal
WASHINGTON, D.C. In let-
ters cosigned by the entire
Senate, Sen. Lawton Chiles, D-Fl,
recently urged President Reagan
and General Secretary Gorbachev
to keep human rights high on the
"The focus of the December
summit is arms control. But there
is another important subject that
must be addressed," Chiles said.
"That's the problem of human
rights in the Soviet Union. These
letters are a statement from the
full U.S. Senate that this issue
cannot be swept under the rug."
In his letter to Gorbachev,
Chiles said that despite the
release of big-name dissidents and
the increase of Jewish emigration,
he is aware that Soviet human
rights violations persist, par-
ticularly against Jewish
"The Soviet Union is party to
the Helsinki Accords and other in-
ternational human rights
agreements," Chiles wrote.
"Your adherence to these accords
is important for the improving of
relations between our two
In his letter to Reagan, Chiles
said: "Mr. President, we en-
courage you to continue pressing
Secretary Gorbachev, as you have
done in the past, on the Soviet
human rights record and the
Chiles suggested that President
Reagan reiterate to Gorbachev
the message which people from
across the country brought to
Washington for the human rights
rally attended by more than
100,000 the eve of the summit.
This message, Chiles said, is that
"we will not turn our backs on the
plight of the Jewish minority and
others in the Soviet Union who
are denied their human rights."
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JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF BROWARD COUNTY
A RESPONSE TO LISA
By JANICE WEINTRAUB
I am no longer ashamed. I am
angry. I am no longer isolated; I
can identify with abuse. It has
been 24 years, but neve -theless as
I read the recent new paper ac-
count of Lisa Goldstei. 's death,
fear, rage and sadness over-
whelmed me .. and I tried. Can
anything of value come /rom such
an horrific, untimely dea' h as suf-
fered by six-year-old Lisa?
Today, I feel a responsibility
and commitment to speak out
about domestic violence. This is a
"family secret" that needs to be
identified and explored in order to
be resolved. Achieving a personal
resolution to this devastating pro-
blem has empowered me to reach
out to the broader population.
Lisa's family is not the first case
of abuse in a Jewish home. It is,
however, the first publicly
acknowledged abuse case within
the structure of an upper middle
class, white professional Jewish
home. And how sad that the public
outcry concerns only Lisa's mor-
Domestic violence has been
denied by the Jewish community.
Mothers and grandmothers tell
their daughters, "Marry a nice,
Jewish man." They indicate by
the juxtaposition of the adjectives
that "nice" and "Jewish" are
mutually inclusive. This is not
always the case. It is sad that
while love and security are the
usual expectations within the
family framework, the opposite
may occur. The professional
literature acknowledges that
family violence crosses all
religious, socioeconomic and
racial lines. However, this fact is
psychologically denied by the
Jewish community, including
family members, teachers, social
workers, doctors and rabbis.
It is easy to deny abuse because
violence in middle and upper class
Jewish circles is hidden. Power,
prestige and money allow and sup-
port both the perpetrator and the
victim to continue denying,
minimizing and rationalizing the
problem. On the other hand, the
working class and poor often
make up the statistics on abuse
because they need public
assistance from clinics and the
court. Those with financial
resources can more easily stay
hidden from the public view and,
unfortunately, from help also.
This increases their separateness
and isolation. They cannot iden-
tify with the working class or with
Explicitly stated by many in the
Jewish community is that Jewish
men, "do not do that." So it is im-
plied that when they do, there is
something wrong with the Jewish
woman, the victim. After all, isn't
it her job to make a good Jewish
home life? And so, neither the
perpetrator nor the victim are
likely to go for help.
While negative stereotyping of
the Jewish people has created pro-
blems, so has the unrealistic
positive stereotyping but of a
different nature. Perhaps a ra-
tionale for the level of denial in
the Jewish community is fear of
anti-Semitism from the wider
society. That is not reason enough
to ignore controllable family pro-
blems within our own community.
Denial of reality is a form of
scapegoating from within. It says,
"Let those in trouble fall where
Research indicates that family
dysfunction is generational and
will be perpetuated beyond our
lifetimes unless changes are
made. In opposition to popular
myth, children do not act on what
they are told, but rather on what
they experience. Sadly, hostility
and aggression although not
always physical in nature, have
become a "modus operandi" for
I wrote so that others will
recognize and not continue to
deny family violence in our com-
munity. Domestic violence is
defined by any type of physical or
sexual assault, and/or verbal
threats and intimidation.
Just as the Jewish community
has come to acknowledge
alcoholism and drug abuse among
its members, so I hope it will also
acknowledge that family violence
where it exists. I hope that
knowledge that help is available,
that others can identify with the
pain and confusion, will enable
people to reach out for assistance
. .. before Lisa's sad story is
Jewish Family Service offers a
wide variety of counseling Services
on an individual, couple or family
basis. Support groups are also
available. For more information,
contact Jewish Family Service at
966-0956 in Hollywood, or
749-1505 in Fort Lauderdale.
Scholarships Available for Immigrants
Children who migrated to the United States since 1977 with the
help of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) are eligible to
apply for the Jewish migration agency's 1988 Scholarship
The scholarship program, established in 1974, has been
specified this year for students who plan to pursue post-secondary
education. Stipends will range from $500 to $2,600 and will be
presented at HIAS' Annual Meeting in late March.
Jewish Family Service of Broward County works closely with
HIAS to help rescue and resettle Jewish immigrants from around
the world. Applications for the HIAS Scholarship Awards are
available from Jewish Family Service; call 966-0956 in Hollywood
or 749-1505 in Fort Lauderdale.
Completed applications should be sent to HIAS, postmarked no
later than Jan. 15, 1988. Award winners will be notified by Feb.
Jewish Family Service of Broward County is a beneficiary agen-
cy of the United Way of Broward County, Jewish Federation of
South Broward and the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort
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