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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lapderdale/Friday, January 8, 1988
Rabbi Kurt Stone leads members of the Dedication
Day dais and the audience in the invocation.
Dr. Marc Schwartz, president of the David Posnack
Hebrew Day School, addresses the large audience at
the dedication program.
Taking part in the Chanukah Candlelighting
Ceremony in front of the new David Posnack Hebrew
Day School were Lee Bierman, Evelyn Finkel, Lesley
Ann Schwartz, Joshua Levine, and Nathan Phillips.
Ben Marcus, who was named honorary president of
the new David Posnack Hebrew Day School, expresses
his joy over the new complex.
Ray Finkel, executive vice-
president of the David Posnack
Hebrew Day School, presents
Jewish Federation president
Sheldon S. Polish with a plaque
in honor of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Fort Louder-
dale's commitment to the new
complex on the Perlman
The very jubilant Tara Brot,
Marc Weiss, and Mindy Reins-
tein participating in the ribbon
cutting ceremony at the Day
School dedication.
Gladys Daren, Jewish Federa-
tion treasurer, affixes the
Mezuzah on the door of the new
Hebrew Day School
Proud Parents, Students, Leaders Join In Community Honors...
Federation's David Posnack Hebrew Day School Building Dedication
As a Chanukah menorah glowed
on the Campus of the new David
Posnack Hebrew Day School, so
did a light flicker in the hearts of
the 600 people that came out to
see the building dedication which
took place on Dec. 20.
It was a day in which communi-
ty residents, area Rabbis, and
dignitaries joined with the
Hebrew Day School advisors,
staff, and kids to celebrate the
completion of a new day school
building that will be a light unto
the future generations of the
Jewish people. The Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale is proud to play a con-
tinuing role in the funding and
moral support it has given the
school since a new complex was
Yes, the dream is now a reality
... The David Posnack Hebrew
Day school will shortly be able to
nearly double its capacity and
serve almost 500 students from
pre-kindergarten through the
eighth grade.
Gladys Daren, treasurer of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, has been very
involved in this project and was
the chairman of the dedication
Gladys said, "We had a
beautiful turnout today. This new
school will help increase the quali-
ty of Jewish life, and thus help
secure our future in the world."
Daren added that it was a
special pleasure for her to share in
putting up the mezuzah on the
new building with Shirley Gross,
the wife of the late Rabbi Alex-
ander Gross, who had put up the
first mexuzahs on the old Hebrew
Day School.
The dedication program was in-
spiring, as Rabbi Kurt Stone of
the Tamarac Jewish Center gave
a moving invocation. The national
anthems were sung by Cantor Irv-
ing Grossman, and there was a
Chanukah candlelighting
ceremony performed by Lee Bier-
man, Evelyn Finkel, Joshua
Levine, Nathan Phillips, and
Lesley Ann Schwartz.
Remarks were made by Fran
Merenstein, Hebrew Day School
director, school president Dr.
Marc Schwartz, and advisory
board chairman Joel Reinstein.
Ray Finkel, vice president of the
Hebrew Day School, made a
presentation to Jewish Communi-
ty Center president David
Schulman, for all his help with the
project. Finkel also made a
presentation to Sheldon S. Polish,
president of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Fort Lauderdale,
for the Federation's very impor-
tant contributions to make this
new school a reality.
Polish said, "It felt really good
to see the number of people that
came out to support the Hebrew
Day School's opening; I think the
dedication is a high point for this
community. We're reaching a
stage of maturity where people
realize the importance of having a
strong Jewish community and are
willing to support it."
Rabbi Elliot Skiddell of Con-
gregation Ramat Shalom, added,
"This is a terrific day, a boone to
the Jewish community, and I hope
that more families will take ad-
vantage of the school now that the
new building is here."
In his remarks to the audience,
past president of the Hebrew Day
School Libo Fineberg said, "This
school is in its Bar Mitzvah year,
its 13th, and we are maturing and
now have a new, fantastic
building. This is only the beginn-
ing for the future of our school."
After the remarks, there was a
ribbon cutting ceremony perform-
ed by Tara Brot, Mindy Reinstein,
and Marc Weiss. The Mezuzah
ceremony was accomplished by
Rabbi Randall Konigsburg.
One of the individuals that was
instrumental in keeping the pro-
ject moving was Ben Marcus, who
was named honorary president of
the Hebrew Day School. Marcus
addressed the audience, saying, "I
have always been involved in
Jewish activities. Jewish educa-
tion is perhaps the closest cause to
my heart, and so I am grateful and
proud to be a part of the opening
of this new building."
A special thanks must also go to
Sol Schulman and Gerald William,
who have done a marvelous job in
overseeing the construction of
this new complex. Construction
chairman Sol Schulman is to be
commended for his constant
vigilance over this project since
construction began last April.
Before the end of the day's pro-
gram and the benediction given by
Rabbi Howard Addison of Temple
Beth Israel, one of the most mov-
ing and emotional moments came
when members of the David
Posnack Hebrew Day School
choir, holding festive candles,
sang an inspirational and touching
rendition of "keep the candle bur-
ning" a rededi cation to our
faith and to the community.
Norman Ostrau, Jewish Federa-
tion attorney and state represen-
tative from Plantation District 96,
said, "I just came back from Israel
where education is so important.
Thus, the dedication to education
in this community and this Day
School will be a foundation upon
which this community will grow
and prosper."
The David Posnack Hebrew Day
School is a beneficiary agency of
the Jewish Federation receiving
funds from the annual United
Jewish Appeal campaign.
Federation Leadership Honors
Gersons Jan. 25
"Within the Greater Fort
Lauderdale community, there
stands a couple who have provided
a heartfelt sense of commitment
and generosity that transcends all
areas of humanitarian and social
needs, and we want you to join
with us in a tribute event to
These were the words of
Federation president Sheldon S.
Polish, who urged the board
members to attend a special lun-
cheon honoring Seymour and
Florence Gerson 01 Pompano
Beach, on Monday, Jan. 25, at the
C and S Bank Building, Tower
Club, 1 Financial Plaza, Fort
At the December board
meeting, Polish told the men and
women about the importance of
the luncheon which will pay
plaudits to Seymour, a Federation
Life member, and one of the
leading campaigners in the Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Appeal
One of the stalwarts in the UJA
Major Gifts and Oceanside Divi-
sions, he was the organizer and
founding Father of the UJA cam-
paign in his native Morristown,
In April, the Gersons were the
of them, as two of the key leaders
of our Israel Bonds Prime
Minister's Club, having hosted the
important North Broward event
for our people."
For more information, call Ken-
neth Bierman, executive director,
at 748-8400.
Join the Mission
Honorees Seymour and
Florence Gerson.
proud recipients of the prestigious
Israel City of Peace Award at a
Salute to Israel Bonds Breakfast
sponsored by the Temple Sholom
Men's Club, another organization
that ttey helped to establish in
their hometown.
"Total community supporters
that is what the Gersons are,
ready and willing to be involved,"
and according to Federation past
president Joel Reinstein, "Our
brethren and Israel can be proud
Join the mission experience
with Julian and Edith Garfunkel:
"Having been to Israel on the re-
cent community mission and see-
ing the tourist sights, we can
highly recommend a Federa-
tion/UJA mission to really see
Israel in depth it is educational
and emotional and an experience
you will never forget."

Friday, Jaouayy 8, 1998/Tbe Jeyjgh Floridiaa .of Greater Fqrt Lauderdate Page 3
Emotion-Packed Caricatures 'Portraits of Infamy'.
Wiesenthal Exhibit Launches Federation's Anniversary Events at Week-long Showing

In a special presentation, a Proclamation woe read
from Florida Governor Bob Martinez designating the
20th Anniversary Year of the Federation. Doing the
honors were Federation attorney, District No. 96
State Representative Norman Ostrau, left, and Pam
Hackett, Legislative Aide to State Senator Jim Scott,
to Daniel D. Cantor, Ludwik Brodzki, and Harold L.

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1 1 i 1 1 -
Hostesses with the extra touch, chair Lenore
Schulman, right, and from left, Maya Nathan,
Dorothy Small, Pola Brodzki, and Jean Kletzky.
Among the more than ISO 'first nighters' that viewed
the heartfelt exhibit containing some 28 panels of Nazi
and Soviet propaganda.
Words could not describe
range of feelings that
was felt
when the more than 150 men and
women from throughout the
Greater Fort Lauderdale Jewish
community viewed the emotion-
packed "Portraits of Infamy" ex-
hibit at the Special Preview
Reception held in December at the
Broward County Main Library.
As the first of many programs,
events and celebrations heralding
the 20th Anniversary of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, and the State of
Israel's 40th Birthday, the even-
ing showing came directly from
the U.S. Senate Rotunda in the
Nation's Capital, a project of the
Simon Wiesenthal Center of Los
According to Anniversary com-
mittee chairman, East Fort
Lauderdale's Ludwik Brodzki,
and event chair and Federation
vice president Daniel D. Cantor of
Tamarac, "These seven days of
viewing was indeed traumatic.
More than 2,000 men, women and
children of all ages and ethnic
backgrounds, had the opportunity
to see these sad and pitiful depic-
tions of our Jewish brethren, but
there was indeed a consolation,
because the tragedy, as painful as
it may be, shows that our
fellowman endured and survived.
The Federation was proud to br-
A Diversified Jewish Quiz
By RABBI 8- "Go and Learn."
DAVID W. GORDON 4-The coming of the Medah
1- What is the blessing that is and the Resurrection of the Dead,
witnessing a 5. ^ ScroU of the Torah.
6- A Bridal Canopy under which
2- What are some of the source
books of the Jewish Faith?
3- What answer did Rabbi Hillel
give to the seeker of faith?
4- What are the basic Jewish
beliefs necessary for the ultimate
redemption of the world?
5- The religious expression,
"Aitz Chayim" Tree of Life, is
usually applied to which sacred
6- What is a Chuppah?
7- Who are considered the
"Patriarchs" of song and poetry?
8- What does the term "Glatt
Kosher" refer to?
9- What is meant by the Hebrew
term "Lashon HaRa"?
10-When is the "Yigdal" the
poetic adaptation of Maimonides
Thirteen Articles of Faith recited
or chanted?
1- "Blessed Art Thou ... who
created the Work of the
2- Bible, Miahnah, Talmud and
the Bride and Groom's Ceremony
is performed and symbolizes the
home about to be established.
7-Solomon Ibn Gabirol,
Abraham Ibn Ezra and Judah ha-
Levi. (Renowned and outstanding
8- To the lungs of an animal. If
it is scarred the animal is not con-
sidered kosher.
9- "The evil tongue," malicious
talk, gossip or talebearing.
10- At the beginning or end of
Order of Civil Merit
Spanish Ambassador to
Rumania Nicolas Revenga, on
behalf of King Juan Carlos,
has presented The Order of
Civil Merit in the rank of of-
ficer to Sephardi writer Ezra
Alhassid, who has translated
scores of books on culture,
science and art from Spanish
into Rumanian, according to
the World Jewish Congress.
Guest speaker Richard Trank.
ing this to our community as part
of the important role the major
Jewish central organization plays
in die furthering of educational
and cultural programs."
At the Preview, Richard Trank,
With Rhyme
and Reason
Not Words
But Deeds
(Selected fro- Talmud)
Let deeds not words be your chief
Serve your Maker well.
Show Him your thoughts are
clean and pure,
But that your deeds excel...
Make it your habit to do good,
And that will bring delight.
Let one good deed lead to another
To make the bad take flight...
If others learn from what you do,
And hence their lives have
Their deeds will be accounted
Forever as your own ...
If you are sensible and rich,
And blessed with precious
Let your good deeds tell of all
Your wisdom and your
Say little and do much to let
Your actions speak for you
For by your deeds shall you be
And remembered too ...
-Jack Gould
From Coral Springs came
Federation board member and
UJA Division chair Donald
Fischer and wife Anita.
the Center's Media Director, told
of the tens of thousands of Soviet
Refuseniks whose only nope lies
with the promise of the govern-
ment. He stated, "Even with the
250,000 who attended the rally
held in Washington and the
Glasnost policy, there is still a
great deal of concern and conster-
nation when it comes to the
release of our Soviet brethren.
With the Portraits Exhibit, we
hope that we can instill in our peo-
ple the importance of keeping
alive the flame of freedom for
these people and will someday be
able to finally place this material
in the archives to be used only as
research matter. Trank was
selected as one of five Journalists
to tour Israel and was part of the
Klaus Barbie trial.
It was an emotional moment
for Federation leaders Saul
and Charlotte Padek as they ex-
perience the drawings.
Brodzki introduced Harold L.
Oshry, general campaign chair,
who told the gathering that the
Anniversary committee is cur-
rently in the planning and
organisation of a special UJA Spr-
ing event, when Nobel Laureate
Elie Wiesel, will come to North
Broward at a March 10 function.
Working with Cantor on the
event were hostess chair Lenore
Schulman and co-chairs Dorothy
Small, Maya Nathan, Pola Brod-
zki and Jean Kletzky. He extend-
ed a special 'thank you' to Federa-
tion executive director Kenneth
B. Bierman and Communications
director Marvin Le Vine for the
time and effort in helping to make
the exhibit an outstanding
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridito of Greater Fort bauderdale/Friday, January 8,1988

Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies
Creating A Legacy
For the 21st Century
A Charitable Gift Of Real Estate
May Enable Yon To:
Obtain substantial tax
Increase jour income
Relieve you of management
burdens and concerns over
disposing of property.
Provide for the future of our
Jewish Community
Funding planned gifts with real
estate may be an ideal way for you
to make a gift to the Jewish
Federation through our Founda-
tion of Jewish Philanthropies.
There are a variety of methods,
each with its own special advan-
tage to the donor, to be con-
sidered in making such a gift. A
careful review of your financial
and estate planning cir-
cumstances with your profes-
sional advisor is necessary to
make sure that your intention will
be fully accomplished. The various
kinds of real property holdings
that you possess may afford
special opportunities for the well-
planned gift.
Commercial property
A gift of income-producing pro-
perty can be made to the Jewish
Federation's Endowment Fund
through our Foundation. Gifts of
mortgaged property may have tax
consequences different from those
of gifts of unencumbered property
and may involve some capital
gains tax liability. If you are con-
templating such a gift, it would be
wise to seek advice from your tax
adviser and from the Jewish
Federation. A gift of commercial
property should be structured to
ensure that it will achieve your
charitable goals.
Personal residence
It is possible that your personal
residence, whether single family
home or condominium, has ap-
preciated in value since you
originally purchased it. If you
make a gift of this property, the
appreciated portion escapes
capital gains taxes and you may
take the full fair market value as a
charitable deduction for tax pur-
poses. Such a gift may be made
outright or you may reserve the
right to continued occupancy for
your lifetime and that of your
From the Desk of the Super Sunday Chairs...
Jim and Ava Phillips
Vacation homes
The vacation retreat that you
don't use as much as you thought
you would, and which is beginning
to cost you money, can provide an
excellent gift property. In addi-
tion to saving the capital gains
tax, you may be able to provide
life income for you and your
spouse. Or, perhaps, you would
like to continue to use the proper-
ty for a number ot ^ears. By
deeding it to the Jewish Federa-
tion through our Foundation you
get an immediate tax deduction
and your leisure-time lifestyle re-
mains unchanged for the period
that you specify at the time of the
Undeveloped land
In some cases, unimproved, ap-
preciated land can be gifted, and
benefits similar to those in other
real estate gifts can be realized.
To be acceptable as a potential
gift, the property must possess
qualities that make it readily
marketable. This would normally
imply buildable sites or lots with
other amenities. This type of gift
also can be used to fund a life in-
come trust and provide the same
tax deductions and benefits that
characterize other real estate
The need is greater than ever
and we CAN make the
Gifts of real estate are an ideal
way to make a lasting contribu-
tion to the needy of our communi-
ty and fellow Jews throughout the
By making this contribution,
you will be using a modem
method of fulfilling the command-
ment of Tzedakah, the hallowed
way in which Jews express their
own good fortune and give the
less fortunate cause for thanks.
A donor or the done 's family
will receive a dignified
acknowledgement of a gift or be-
quest to the Jewish Federation
Endowment Fund.
Forjuther information or if you
have any questions, please contact:
Kenneth Kent, Foundation direc-
tor, 7U8-8W-
On Jan. 24 Federation/UJA's
Super Sunday is going to be an ex-
citing day on the Soref JCC
Perlman campus in Plantation
and we want you! Our Super Sun-
day committee is planning a day
of activities on the JCC campus. A
cantors' concert is being arranged
for this day, as are some other
outdoor activities.
To explain the many programs
that your gifts go towards, many
of the Jewish Federation's
beneficiary agencies will have
booths set up on the Jewish Com-
munity Center campus. Many
Jews don't realize that there is a
functional JCC to serve their
needs, a Senior Day Care pro-
gram, and a new Hebrew Day
School that was recently
dedicated on Chanukah. But all
these programs wouldn't exist
without your contributions to the
annual Jewish Federation/UJA
So, please keep your calendar
open and your phone free on Jan.
24, so that when a Super Sunday
volunteer calls, you can make your
gift. You will have the whole year
to pay it off, so please give.
And there is still time to
volunteer to go on the telephone
and ask your fellow Jews to make
a pledge which will help Jews in
Israel, in Broward County, and
around the world.
When you volunteer to call your
friends and neighbors you help
determine the quality of Jewish
life in years to come.
So, please show your support
for Super Sunday 1988 on Jan. 24,
and if you would like to volunteer
your time, contact Sandra Bret-
tier at the Federation, 748-8400.
Builders Dinner Feb. 2
Features Author Fine
Continued from Page 1
pie," and "The Inner Life of
America's Jews," is the
former editor and publisher
of the world-renowned Mo-
ment magazine. He helped
organize Mazon, a Jewish
Response to Hunger pro-
gram, and has taught
Political Science at MIT and
was on the faculty of
Brandeis University as a
professor of Politics and
Social Policy, and the Klutz-
nick professor of Contem-
porary Jewish Studies.
During the year, he will
serve as the first visiting
scholar at the Religious Ac-
tion Center of the Reform
Harold L. Oshry, general
campaign chairman, stated
that under the guidance of
attorney Alan Becker,
general co-chairman in
charge of the Professional
Division, "The men and
women that represent this
important segment of our
'88 drive are the leading
lights in our quest, not only
for much-needed dollars,
but as the bright, articulate
and creative leadership of
our young Federation fami-
ly. The trades, industries
and professional areas serve
as the framework of our
coinmunity, helping us to
build and grow with the
changing times. They are
ambassadors of good will,
for in their day-to-day con-
tact, they deal with people
in all walks of life, and
relate the important
Federation/UJA message."
For more information on
the dinner, call Alan
Margolies, assistant ex-
ecutive director, at 7U8-8U00.
Super Sunday chairs Jim and
Ava Phillips
Jacob Brodzki, chairman of the Foundation of Jewish Philan-
thropies, points to the plaque donated by the estate of Sally
Dermer in a bequest. The plaque is at the Community Center
Building at Kfar Saba, Israel, our Project Renewal sister city.
The Dermer estate also bequeathed an additional $10,000 to the
elderly project for the Jewish Federation.
WHAT: "A Moonlight Affair"
sponsored by the Young Business and Professional Divi-
sion of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale
DATE: Saturday, January 16, 1988
TIME: 8 p.m.
PLACE: Embassy Suites, 17th Street Causeway
Coming ... "Super Sunday '88"
January 24, 1988 JCC, Plantation
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Continued from Page 1
myself, others would
always define me as a
Klotz has a Master's
degree from Columbia
University, and taught
public high school in
New York City for 17
years. After a year's
leave of absence spent
traveling the country as
chair of the National
Young Women's
Leadership Cabinet, she
quit her job, two years
snort of her position, to
continue full-time as a
professional volunteer.
She is a founding
member of the New
York Business and
Career Women's Divi-
sion, and has worked for
the establishment of
Business and Profes-
sional Divisions in 40
cities. She also is a
member of the UJA Na-
tional Campaign
Cabinet, the Task Force
of the National Training
Institute, the Project
Renewal Task Force,
and a Trustee of United
Israel Appeal.
In addition to her na-
tional titles, she wears
several hats at home in
New York, including the
chairmanship of a new,
urban Project Renewal
in the sister cities of Lod
and Ramie in central
"We have to make
sure that Jews,
wherever they are, live
their lives with dignity,
whether they live m
Europe, in Israel or in
Fort Lauderdale."
Background, Motivation of a Federation President
From the offices of Ernst and
Whinney in downtown Fort
Lauderdale, Sheldon S. Polish
oversees the complex and involv-
ed business management of one of
the nation's leading certified
public accounting firms.
Since becoming president of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, he says he has
two labors of love, the profes-
sional world and the philanthropic
"In both of my jobs, I am deal-
ing with people, listening and lear-
ning, working effectively and
diligently to achieve the necessary
day-by-day activities.
Polish's community involve-
ment began some 20 years ago
when he was a student at Ohio
State University and Cleveland
Marshall Law School working
with his fellow students in Jewish
communal programs.
And then came South Florida
and Sheldon experienced a young
and vibrant Jewish community
growing and learning, and he soon
quickly became an integral part of
In 1981, he became the
treasurer of the Jewish Family
Service, one of the Federation's
major agencies and an intrinsic
part of the North Broward
County's social service and
welfare picture, working to main-
tain the necessary outreach and
other programs bettering our
Jewish family life. His
achievements and ac-
complishments brought forth the
presidency for a two-year term,
and some of the challenges of
human needs among the young
and old were answered.
Already an established member
of the Federation board of direc-
tors, Sheldon succeeded in the
planning and organization of ma-
jor committee and other struc-
tured procedures of the com-
munity's major central organiza-
tion. At the same time, he was
Surgeons Implant
Silicon Vertebra
tors at the Hadassah-Hebrew
University Hospital at Ein
Kerem have replaced a middle-
aged woman's cancerous
vertebra with a hand-sculpted
silicon fascimile.
The surgeon said they believ-
ed this was the first time this
procedure has been performed
anywhere in the world. Bedrid-
den before the operation, she
now can sit up in a wheelchair.
Richard Fvnkelstein, right, chairman of the Federation Human
Kemmree Development Committee, is shown at a recent meeting of
the Business Executive Network greeting the guest speaker F.
I homos Powers, center, and Lewis M. Goodkin, left, ofGoodkin
Kesearch Corporation. The Business Executive Network is spon-
sored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale, and
U is a component part of the Human Resource Development
Gerda Weissman Klein at
Woodmont Reception Jan. 10
Gerda Weissman Klein will be
the guest speaker at a cocktail
reception on behalf of the Wood-
mont Division of the Jewish
Federation/1988 United Jewish
Appeal campaign on Sunday, Jan.
10 at the home of Walter and Rita
Bernstein. Walter, Federation
Sheldon S. Polish
prominent in the role of chairman
of the Federation's Foundation of
Jewish Philanthropies.
As part of the Federation/UJA
campaigns, he quickly took the
reigns as chairman of the Planta-
tion Division, Young Leadership
and Professional areas. His com-
mitment and dedication earned
him the distinction of being
Federation's Young Leadership
Award honoree and in 1984, was
named Federation treasurer and
then executive vice president and
general campaign chairman of the
1987 drive, which raised a record
$6.6 million for the Jewish com-
munity's major philanthropy.
In an interview with the
FLORIDIAN, Polish answered
the following questions:
What do you see as the number
one priority for the 1988 Jewish
Federation campaign?
Because of the urgent needs fac-
ing our people, we desperately
need funds to provide allocations
necessary to continue our vital
programs and agencies here in
North Broward County, Israel
and around the world, and also
enable our brethren to survive
Jewishly. Needs don't go away
just because the economy is down.
There are people who need our
help now, and they can't wait Our
number one goal has to be collec-
ting on accounts receivable and
raising new cash as soon and as
early as possible.
What is the financial goal of the
Our Federation/UJA campaign
goal is $7.6 million, or $1 million
more than last year. If we are to
continue to meet the burgeoning
increases in costs, then we too
must keep up with our heartfelt
How will you go about raising
campaign totals and reaching in-
creasing numbers of unaffiliated
or marginally-affiliated' area
The Federation campaign in-
volves so much work that it is all
we can do to contact those people
who are our best and most com-
mitted contributors; therefore,
this year, we have begun a net-
work of area and division leader-
ship that will begin to contact
business, professional and
residential communities, new to
our metropolis or previously unin-
volved. Of particular interest is
the opening of our new North
Broward satellite office in Coral
Springs which will house, in addi-
tion to a Federation staff, agency
representatives able and ready to
help with the community needs.
Polish was optimistic in the ac-
complishments of Federation and
referred to the recent dedication
of the David Posnack Hebrew Day
School, which now houses some
250 students in a brand new
building on the Plantation
Perlman campus, and indicated
that the Federation was proud to
provide the allocations to make
this 'dream that he and a group of
young area leaders once envision-
ed' into the reality of the time.
He stressed that the campaign
'"88 team" led by general cam-
paign chair Harold L. Oshry, has
accounted for more than $3
million toward the overall goal,
and has set the fast pace to raise
the largest totals in the history of
the Federation. This at a time
when the Federation celebrates
their 20th year and the State of
Israel their 40th birthday.
And so with the advent of 1988,
Sheldon S. Polish, the young
businessman, philanthropist and
immunity leader, indeed has the
aackground and there is no doubt
ibout his motivation.
assistant treasurer, and Rita,
Women's Division board member,
have provided the Federa-
tion/UJA campaign with an
unstinting generosity and heart-
felt commitment that have helped
the Woodmont drive achieve
record-breaking gifts.
Gerda Klein is a distinguished
author, journalist, historian, and
lecturer. Her first book, "All But
My Life," is an autobiography
praised by critics all over the
world as one of the most moving
documents to come out of World
War II. The book was first
published in 1957 and is currently
in its 24th printing. It is about her
experiences in the Nazi concentra-
tion camps. A documentary, "You
Are Free" was made based on
Klein's book.
One of her most recent books is
"A Passion for Sharing," which is
the fascinating and compassionate
biography of Edith Rosenwald
Stern, a philanthropist who
dedicated much of her life to the
fight for civil rights in America, as
well as being involved in the fur-
thering of the arts and education
in this country.
Mrs. Klein is an activist on the
issue of human rights. She wrote a
book entitled "Bhie Rose" which
describes the dignity and beauty
of a child that is different, a men-
tally retarded child. Mrs.
Menahem Begin named a facility
in Israel for the mentally challeng-
ed after the book.
Gerda Klein is also concerned
about human rights in the Soviet
Union. She said, "We need to
focus our attention on this pro-
blem there and everywhere where
people are deprived of their
humanity; we need to commit
ourselves to fight for human
freedom that we take for
Gerda Klein
Klein is especially proud of her
new book for children, "Promise
of a New Spring," which explains
the Holocaust to children in a non-
frightening way.
"I used the allegory of a forest
fire to explain the Holocaust to
them," said Klein. "A forest fire
is an utter tragedy for the forest
just as the Holocaust was for
humanity, but the survivors of
such a tragedy have an important
part to play to make people
understand so that there will
never be another Holocaust"
Klein feels that it is young peo-
ple that are the "spring" in to-
day's world, and so proceeds from
the sales of "Promise of a New
Spring" will be used to establish a
zoo for children in Shderot near
Beersheba, Israel.
Mrs. Klein is married to Kurt
Klein, who, as a U.S. intelligence
officer, rescued her from years in
Nazi slave labor and concentra-
tion camps. The Kleins have been
married for 41 years.
Klein states lightheartedly, "I
have one husband, thank God, two
countries that I love Israel and
America, three children, four doc-
torates, have published five books,
and have seven grandchildren."
The keynote speaker is proud to
come to North Broward and talk
and meet the Federation/UJA
family of contributors and is
grateful to American Jewry for
their support.
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At Inverrary Federation/UJA Event's Aplenty
Candlelighting Service
at Pacesetter Ball Jan. 17
Inverrary Division chairperson
Hilda Leibo is proud to announce
that reservations are pouring in
for the fourth annual Federa-
tion/UJA Pacesetters Ball which
is being held on Sunday evening,
Jan. 17, at the Holiday Inn of
Deborah Fuller Hahn, a Federa-
tion Board member, Women's
Division vice-president, and the
evening's honoree, will narrate a
candlelighting cermony. Twenty
people will participate in this
meaningful event.
Deborah Hahn is being honored
at this event for her tireless ser-
vice to this community and her
philanthropic activities. She also
writes the weekly column,
"D'vash," for the Jewish
Also being honored will be
Joseph Kaplan for his years of
dedicated service to the
Hilda Leibo related that
Maurice and Honey Axelrod,
chairpersons of this year's Inver-
rary Ball, have worked hard on all
the arrangements the food,
musk, and decorations, to make
this an evening that won't be
Leibo stated that attendance to
the Ball will be a minimum UJA
commitment which includes a ma-
jor pledge of $500 and a secondary
pledge of $100.
The Inverrary Division of the
Federation/UJA campaign is
working very diligently to achieve
this year's record-breaking goal of
$400,000. Hilda Leibo, Inverrary
Division chairperson, is pleased to
announce these upcoming events
in the Inverrary area.
On Jan. 7, dessert and coffee
was served at a reception at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Leiderman, in International
The guest speaker was the in-
ternationally acclaimed Tzvi
Raviv, director of the Karen
Hayesod in Israel. Mr. Raviv lec-
tured on how Federation/UJA
dollars are spent in Israel, and
how they benefit the local com-
munity as well.
Maurice Axelrod, chairman of
the International Village cam-
paign, announced that on Jan. 28,
International Village will have its
5 th annual UJA cocktail party in
the Grande Lounge starting at 4
Be a contributor to Federa-
tion/UJA by making a pledge,
joining a givers' group, or increas-
ing your pledge, which will result
in a star being put beside your
name on this year's program.
Don't miss your chance to shine at
this grand social event.
Jewish Federation/UJA Hi
Greens chairman Manny Raffer
announced that Hi Greens will
have a cocktail party on Sunday,
Jan. 10, starting at 4 p.m. The
event will be held in the Hi Greens
clubhouse. Special thanks to
Edythe Furman who is providing
the food for this occasion.
Don Fischer
Milt Trupin
Barbara Wiener
'88 UJA Campaigners of the Week
Donald Fischer is Federa-
tion/UJA Coral Springs Division
chairman. He is very active in put-
ting together community pro-
grams, recruiting campaign
volunteers, and in making per-
sonal solicitations for gifts to the
campaign. Fischer, who is an ar-
chitect with Goldenholz and
Fischer, Architects and Planners,
recently came back from the
Jewish Federations 20th Anniver-
sary Community Mission to Israel.
Fischer commented on this
year's Coral Springs UJA cam-
paign: "Things are going very
well in Coral Springs; it's a
dramatic improvement from what
we've had in the past. I have s
cadre of committed volunteers
that are dedicated to making this
year's campaign a success."
Donald Fischer and his wife
Anita live in Coral Springs. They
have three children.
Milt Trupin is chairman of the
second annual Jewish Federa-
tion/UJA Superstar Benefit Show
and Palm-Aire Division campaign
leader. Trupin mentioned that last
year we raised $67,000 when Alan
King performed, and this year
ticket sales are booming to see
Shecky Greene perform st the
Sunrise Musical Theatre on March
Trupin has been praised for his
many years of service to the
Jewish Federation. He has been
chairman of Condo Nine in Palm-
Aire for many years. His wife
Esther has also been very involv-
ed in Federation/UJA activities.
Trupin is a former basketball
star and owned a children's camp
for 38 years. He was also inducted
in the City College basketball Hall
of Fame.
Barbara Wiener was appointed
Major Gifts chairperson of the
Jewish Federation's Oceanside
Division this past summer.
Wiener says that she really enjoys
working with the Oceanside Divi-
sion campaign and adds, "Our
challenge is to reach out and in-
volve more major gifts givers on
the East Side, because it is the
oldest part of Ft. Lauderdsle, and
there are many Jewish people liv-
ing there who are not aware of
Wiener, who is a resident of
Riviera Isle, has been active in the
Jewish Federation for five years.
She is the Community Relations
Committee chairperson, regional
UJA and Women's Division Mis-
sions chair, Jewish Agency Com-
mittee chair for Fort Lauderdale
and a Federation and Women's
Division Board member and is a
past women's campaign chair.
Palm-Aire Pacesetter Luncheon a Smash
AT THE recent Jewish Federation/UJA Palm-Aire Pacesetter
luncheon held at the Marriott-Cypress Creek Hotel, there was
record turnout of over tOO guests, who came to honor Shirley
Silver and Alex Kutz. Guest speaker Ruth Gruber drew a stan-
ding ovation for her keynote address. Pictured, from left, are
honorary and major gifts chairman Irving Libowsky, Shirley
Silver, Alex Kutz, and Palm-Aire Division chairman Joe
Guest Speaker Ruth Gruber Kranberg.
Condo Awards for '87 UJA...
AT THE recent Condominium Awards luncheon held at the
Tamarac Jewish Center, the hard workers of this year's cam-
paign were honored for their efforts on behalf of the Jewish
Federation/UJA. From left, are Milton Kern, Tamarac Condo
chairman; Samuel K. Miller, Condo Cabinet chairman; Daniel D.
Cantor, Federation vice president and speaker at the Awards
ceremony; and David Krantz, co-chairman of the condominium
Pompano Beach Community
UJA Brunch Jan. 17
Almost 200 people are expected
to attend this year's Federa-
tion/UJA Pompano Beach
Brunch, which will be held at Tem-
ple Shalom, 32 Southeast 11th
Avenue, Pompano Beach, on Sun-
day, Jan. 17.
Harry Fellman and Dr. Phillip
Kanev are co-chairmen of this
year's Pompano Beach Commit-
tee. Fellman said, "We are
delighted to have Paul Lehrer as
our guest speaker at this event.
Lehrer has infused a group of
young business people who are
sharing in the role of providing
leadership for our Federa-
tion/UJA campaign.
Paul R. Lehrer, one of the UJA
young leadership cabinet promi-
nent decision makers, is a member
of the Federation Board of Direc-
tors and currently chairs the
Federation/UJA Oceanside
Lehrer is a former chairman of
the UJA builders division, and
was an original member of the
Federation's Business and Ex-
ecutive Network and the Fast
Track Program. Paul is president
of Lehrer and Company, a com-
mercial real estate brokerage
Al Landesman, who is the an-
nual chairman of the Pompano
Beach Brunch is optimistic that
Pompano Beach will continue to
be a pacesetter for the Oceanside
Division in meeting this year's
Federation/UJA goals. Pompano
Beach residents are always very
generous with their gifts to the
annual Federation/UJA
Dr. P. Kanev
Special thanks go to this year'
Pompano Beach Steering Com
Paul Lehrer
mittee members who have been
working very hard to make this
year's Pompano Beach campaign
a huge success. Members of thus
year's Pompano Beach Steering
Committee include Joseph
Altschuller, Dr. Harold Birghen-
thal, Louis Brown, Littman Dan-
tiger, Jacob Doranz, Paul Fried-
man, William Gabrilowitz, Harry
Green, Sidney Grossman, Morris
Kahan, Sol Kasten, Morris Leib-
son, Aaron Levine, Sidney Liben,
Motek Messer, Lester Miller, Sam
Rush, Sam Weidenfeld, and
Charles Winkler.
Cantors' Concert Century
Village Update Jan. 10
Century Village residents won't
want to miss a special Jewish
Federation/UJA Israel update
program, featuring a concert per-
formance by the "Cantor's
The program will be held on
Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. in the
Century Village East clubhouse
theatre. Jewish Federation ex-
ecutive vice-president and general
campaign chairman Harold Oshry
will give a keynote address on how
Jewish Federetions/UJA dollars
are working in Israel. Oshry will
stress that with budget difficulties
facing the Israeli government,
now more than ever is American
support required to take up the
slack to help local community
General chairman of the
Federation/UJA Century Village
division Herman Plavin and
special events chairperson Evelvn
Denner are proud to be having the
"Cantor's Octet" perform on this
occasion. Cantor Moshe Levinson
of Temple B'nai Shalom of Deer-
field Beach will be the master of
ceremonies and will sing a rousing
program along with cantors Zvi
Adler, David Feuer, Ronald
Graner, Grigory Groysman; Irv-
ing Obstbaum, Max Pincus, and
Irving Rogoff who are all from
South Florida area Temples.
Close to 1,500 people are ex-
pected to attend this event so get
your complementary tickets at the
Century Village Box Office. For
more information, contact Paul
Levine at 428-7080.

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Xq} CAMPAIGN '88 Federation/United Jewish Appeal
General Campaign Chair Report...
$3.3 Million to Date In '88 Drive
With the advent of the new
year, great and fantastic things
are happening for our North
Broward County community and
all because of you.
You have helped to accomplish
within the past two months of
diligent campaigning, a record-
breaking $3,350 million, which is
16 percent ahead card for card
over 1987.
A round of applause for the hard
work and generosity of our Major
Gifts Corps of leaders who under
the guidance of division chair Joel
Reinstein and Dec. 3 dinner chairs
Gerald and Lorraine William, and
Barton and Shirley Weisman, who
accounted for some $2.8 million of
these totals.
As we reach our first plateau,
our cadre of workers and con-
tributors are accounting for an
outpouring of heartfelt gifts.
Special thanks goes to team area
and division members who led the
way with their December events.
Among these:
The Woodlands Division
where gifts of $1.3 million were
already announced, surpassing
the '87 totals and currently 22
percent ahead card for card.
Following the Dec. 17 Cocktail
Party, Woodlands chair Marvin
Stein indicated that the men and
women of the area are working
diligently to achieve a record $1.5
million for '88. Our heartfelt ac-
colades go to Stein, dinner and
general co-chairman Morris
Small, and Special Gifts chair
Leon Messing.
The Palm-Aire Division, who
under the leadership of chair Joe
Kranberg and honorary and Major
Gifts chair Irving Libowsky, have
already raised $341,000 or 13 per-
cent ahead card for card. Follow-
ing the successful Pacesetters
Dinner, Dec. 14, honoring Alex
Kutz and Shirley Silver, the Divi-
sion is already setting a fast pace
for their Jan. 23 Dinner which will
pay tribute to Myron "Mike"
The Women's Division, a
remarkable cadre of ladies who to
date, have accounted for $953,000
in '88 gifts, a truly wonderful 27
Ercent ahead card for card over
it year. And they haven't even
held their major events, which in-
clude the Ruby Ten, Jan. 13; Lion
of Judah, Jan. 20; The Grand
Event, Jan. 28; and Kol Ishah,
Feb. 24. Hat's off to president
Alvera A. Gold and campaign
chair Charlotte Padek for a fan-
tastic action team.
Deerfield Temples '88 UJA Shabbat Jan. 22
Two Deerfield Beach congrega-
tions are having a special Federa-
tion/UJA Sabath on Friday, Jan.
22, at 8 p.m.
The two congregations are Tem-
ple B'nai Shalom, which will have
services at Menorah Chapels at
2305 W. Hillsboro Boulevard, and
Temple Beth Israel of Deerfield
Beath located at 200 S. Century
The featured guest speaker at
Temple B'nai Shalom will be
Samuel K. Miller, chairman of the
Condominium 500 Phis
Luncheon Feb. 3
This year's 500 Plus Club
Special Gifts Luncheon of the
Federation/UJA Condominium
Division will be held at the elegant
Marine's restaurant, 8300 West
Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, on Feb.
3, starting at noon.
Condominium Division chair-
man Samuel K. Miller said that
this event is going to be one of the
major highlights of the 1988 cam-
paign. Miller is pleased to an-
nounce that Leo Weissman is
chairing this fabulous luncheon.
A minimum contribution of
$500 to the Jewish Federa-
tion/UJA campaign is required to
attend the luncheon.
The guest speaker on this occa-
sion will be Leonard Fein, who
will focus on the many important
programs that Federation/UJA
dollars support. Fein is a writer
and teacher, who served as editor
and founder of Moment magazine
from 1974-1987.
Working along with Mr. Miller
as part of this year's condominium
division Cabinet are Co-chairmen
William Katzberg and David
Special thanks to the 500 plus
luncheon committee of Kurt
Ellenbogen, Mary Katzberg, Jules
Karpas, Pearl Karpas, Al Levin,
Rivi Levin, Pearl Miller, Arthur
M. Salnnan, John Shabel, Tobey
Shabel, Lucille Stang, and Leo
For more information on this
event, contact Sandra Brettler at
the Federation, 748-8400.
Inverrary'8 Environ UJA
Event Raises $31,000 Plus
Over 86 residents of the Inver-
rary community attended the re-
cent Federation/UJA Environ
Cocktail Party, hosted by Dr. and
Mrs. Marvin Schermer.
The event was a huge success as
over $81,000 dollars was raised, a
60 percent increase in gifts over
last year.
Speaking at this event was the
dynamic Zvi Raviv. Raviv has
been talking to groups all over the
Fort Lauderdale area on the
needs of Israel and the local com-
munity, urging a greater commit-
ment to the Federation/UJA cam-
paign which provides the funding
for so many worthwhile pro-
grams. Raviv is the director of the
Keren Hayesod in Israel.
Sam Stone, Environ chairman
for Federation/UJA, said, "The
Environ campaign is going ex-
tremely well this year. We are
pleased with the dedication of all
the individuals involved in this
Federation/UJA condominium
division and a Jewish Federation
life member. Mr. Miller will speak
about the needs of Jewish com-
munities in Israel, Europe, Africa,
and locally, and that the goal is to
increase gifts to the United
Jewish Appeal campaign by 20
percent to help these
"It's sometimes easier to raise
money than to distribute it,
because there is never enough
resources to cover the many
needs," said Miller. "We're striv-
ing to secure $300,000 in the
Deerfield Beach/Century Village
area, which should be attainable
given the commitment of this
community every year."
Speaking at Temple Beth Israel
will be Kenneth B. Bierman,
Federation executive director
who will emphasize the impor-
tance of having all Jews that
belong to synagogues to get in-
volved in Federation/UJA, and
hopefully closer ties can be form-
ed with area congregations.
"We're trying to make the
whole Deerfield Beach/Century
Village community aware of the
Federation/UJA campaign, and
with the increased exodus of
Soviet Jews, the needs in Israel
and the need to continue to build a
strong Jewish community here in
the North Broward county area,
the response is more vital than
The people of Deerfield
Beach/Century Village Division
have always been very active in
the Jewish Federation and their
support is appreciated. Please
continue to show your community
spirit by coming out to either
Temple B'nai Shalom or Temple
Beth Israel on the evening of
January 22.
Jan. 8 Sunrise Lakes Phase III Bell
Ringers Day.
Jan. 10 Woodmont Major Gifts Recep-
tion. 5:30 p.m. Speaker: Gerda
Weissman Klein.
Jan. 10 Century Village Deerfield Up-
date on Israel. 2 p.m. Theatre.
Jan. 10 Hi Greens Cocktail Party. 4
Jan. 11 Women's Division Meetings.
9:30 a.m. Exec. 10:30 a.m. Board.
Jan. 13 Holiday Springs Cocktail Party.
3 p.m.
For more information contact
Jewish Federation at 748-8400.
Jan. 13 Women's Division. Ruby Ten
Jan. 13 Century Village Plus Givers
Luncheon. Noon. Brooke's Restaurant.
Jan. 13 Fast Track Lecture Series.
Speaker: Sherry Rosenstein. 7 p.m. At
Jan. 16 Young Business and Profes-
sionals Gala. 8 p.m. Embassy Suites
S. Miller
K. Bierman
Harold L. Oshry
And so we're on our way, the
Condominium Division breakfast
meetings, UJA Sabbaths, Coral
Springs, Plantation and Inverrary
Events, "Super Sunday" from
Oceanside to Bonaventure from
Davie to Deerfield Beach, more
than ever our Jewish brethren will
stand up and be counted.
To all of you who have worked
on the committees, or helped
secure a pledge or recorded a con-
tribution, you are indeed your
brother's keeper! And tens of
thousands of your brothers and
sisters are indeed grateful.
And now onward and upward as
we go into the second half and the
next four plus million!
(As of Dec. 28, 1987)
$7,600,000 Goal

of Greater Ft. Lauderdale
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
General Chairman
Harold L. Oshry

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Federation's CRC Sponsors 'A Women's Plea for Soviet Jewry'..
Leonid Feldman At Temple Beth Israel Jan. 28
The National Conference on
Soviet Jewry and the Community
Relations Committee of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale are proud to be
sponsoring A Women's Plea for
Soviet Jewry, a community-wide
event to be held on Thursday,
Jan. 28, at Temple Beth Israel in
The program, which is being
convened by the Sisterhood of
Temple Beth Orr of Coral Spr-
ings, is free and open to the com-
munity. It will start at 7:45 p.m.
"It is hoped that dose to 800
people will come out to listen to
former Soviet refusenik Leonid
Feldman and other distinguished
guest speakers talk about the cur-
rent plight of 350,000 Soviet Jews
who have still not been allowed to
leave Russia," said Barbara K.
Wiener, CRC chairperson.
Leonid Feldman is the first
Soviet-born Jew ordained a Con-
servative Rabbi at the Jewish
Theological Seminary.
Feldman related that in Russia,
he was paid to teach Soviet
children that there is no God, and
that people who believed in God
were sick.
Feldman has stated, "Today as
a Rabbi, I teach Americans the im-
portance of religion in a free socie-
ty- My ordination is a powerful
Woodmont Division UJA
Continued from Page 1
daughter Nancy Bernstein.
When you talk about Lou
Colker, you talk about one
of Woodmont's most con-
cerned men. A member of
the Federation board of
directors for a number of
years, he is always willing
and able to undertake the
hardest of tasks. Having co-
chaired the Division drive
for the past years, he has
brought to the community a
sense of devotion and
generosity that far sur-
passes the most benevolent
of men. He has accomplish-
ed through his strategic
planning and organization a
team effort within the com-
munity that has achieved a
record outpouring of con-
tributors. Both he and wife
Jean are always eager, will-
ing and able to help their
fellowman regardless of the
Moe Morris Wittenberg, a
co-chair of the Woodmont
drive for six years, is totally
committed to all things
Jewish. A former Federa-
tion board member, he is
currently chapter president
of B'nai B'rith having serv-
ed on the executive board
and various committees,
and is a member of
American Technion Society.
He has been instrumental in
planning and conducting not
only the Woodmont cam-
paigns, but serves as a key
member of the overall cam-
paign cabinet. Throueh his
hard work and tireless ef-
forts, Moe has been the
leading factor in making the
Woodmont community one
of the most prestigious in
North Broward County
philanthropy. Moe and his
wife Miriam are the parents
of sons Colonel Fred. Barry
and daughter Bari.
Loftus, who wrote a
history of the Nazi smuggl-
ing problems in America, is
one of the eminent speakers
on the field of Nazi exposes
including reports on Klaus
Barbie, Kurt Waldheim, the
Vatican Connection and
special investigations into
infiltrations into Canada
and Australia.
Harold L. Oshry, general
campaign chair, indicated
that, "We look forward to
the gala annual event held
each year by the Woodmont
Division. This year is of par-
ticular importance in that
the three men who are being
honored, represent the
finest in lay leadership, giv-
ing the very best at all
times. I am proud to have
them as members of our
"Team '88" effort and know
that the entire community
will join with us in paying
tribute to them and in their
names, pledge life-
enhancing and life-
bequesting gifts to aid world
For more information,
contort Sandy Jaffe, cam-
paign associate, at 748-8400.
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statement that reinforces the
strength of the Jewish people."
Feldman began his protests in
the Soviet Union as an activist in
the refusenik community at the
age of 21 in 1974. At the sugges-
tion of Anatoly Scharansky,
Feldman went on a hunger strike
in 1976, was imprisoned, and then
kicked out of the country a month
later. He feels that he has been
one of the luckier refuaeniks.
"The purpose of this evening for
Soviet Jewry is to inform people
of the status of these refuaeniks
who are trapped in the Soviet
Union, unable to emigrate,"
Leonid Feldman
stated Carol Frieser, Soviet
Jewry chairperson.
Many of these refuseniks make
their application to leave, only to
end up losing their jobs, getting
kicked out of their apartments,
and continually harassed by the
KGB. Many are imprisoned on
trumped up charges, never to be
heard from again.
But North Broward area
residents can keep the spirit and
hope of these refuseniks alive with
their commitment to write letters
to these people and to keep the
pressure on the Soviet and
American governments to get
more of them released.
So, please come out and show
your support for Soviet Jewry on
Jan. 28. For more information,
contact Joel Telles at the Jewish
Federation, at 748-8400.
Every one of us clear up to the
Chairman of the Board- cares about you,
our customer.
That's why we go out of our way for
you in every possible respect. For exam-
ple, we work constantly to create higher
rates when you invest, lower rates when
you borrow We make sure your Social
Security or pension check is safe by
putting it straight into your account
by direct deposit
We call to remind you when your
CD is about to mature, and for seniors, we
won't put a hold on checks until they
clear. We now open even earlier so you
can do your banking at the beginning of
the day, if you choose. We also protect
your savings and investments through the
FSUC, an agency of the U. S. government.
Most of all, we make sure that every-
one on our staff is warm and friendly and
dedicated to making you feel at home.
Maybe that's why we've grown so
strong and secure.To the point that
the Miami Herald, in its October 12,1987
edition ranked Commonwealth as 18th
among the 100 most prof itable corpora-
tions in the state of Florida for 1986.
We go out of our way on your account.
Call this number for all branches: 493-5100 or (800)336-2666.
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Friday, January 8, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 9
The Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center
Perlman Campus
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale. Florida 33313 792-6700
By Muriel Haakell. Director of Public Relations
For further information and fees concerning the events or pro-
grams listed please call the center.
Israelis as their unofficial national
singer, she has carried the songs
of her country, along with a
remarkable repertoire of musical
favorites in many languages, to in-
ternational stages and concert
halls all over the world. You can
find at least one of the 67 albums
she has produced in every Israeli
Her world-wide tours, covering
four continents, have been ac-
claimed by critics for the feeling
of intimacy she brings to her au-
diences. Yes, Yaffa Yarkoni
makes immediate contact with all
who hear her, no matter what
crowd, no matter what language.
Preceding Yarkoni's ap-
pearance the spotlight will shine
on Ami Gidal, another of Israel's
great entertainers. He plays the
accordian, leads sing-a-longs and
will provide the lively dance music
for the occasion.
Your opportunity to hear
Yarkoni and Gilad is the evening
of Jan. 23, in a typical Israeli-style
setting. Come! Enjoy the light
supper of Israeli style salads,
desserts and beverages. And you
may BYOB.
This festive evening ushers in
our Jewish Federation's Super
Sunday program the very next
morning, to be held on the JCC
campus. It promises to be a day of
activity with an Early
Childhood Family Picnic, a
Singles Sports Day and a Cantors'
JAN. 23
She has sung the songs of war
and peace with a voice that is both
sexy and motherly, joyous and
sad, strong and soft all at the
same time!
Yaffa Yarkoni began her career
on the stages of Israeli bat-
tlefronts, developing a soft spot in
her heart forever for the soldiers
and defenders of her native land.
Commonly recognized by
Community Calendar
Compiled by
Craig Luatgarten,
Federation, 748-8400.
Women's ORT, Lauderdale
West Chapter: Round Robin
luncheon. Noon. Deicke
Auditorium, Plantation.
Jewish Singles Unlimited:
After New Year's Party. 8:30
p.m. Pepper's, Westin Hotel.
Men of Hope No. 1309:
Meeting. 9:30 a.m. Nob Hill
Center, Sunrise. 741-2032.
Yiddiahieta of South Florida:
Meeting. 2 p.m. Guest
Speaker: Yitzhak Korn. At Le
Club, Century Village East.
Bermuda Clab Henl
Hadaaaah: Meeting. 11:15
a.m. Bermuda Club
Auditorium. 722-4387.
Hadaaaah, Plantation
Yachad Chapter: Meeting.
Noon. Deicke Auditorium.
5814981. ............
Women's ORT, Pine Island
Chapter: Meeting. 11:30 a.m.
Nob Hill Center, Sunrise.
Na'amat USA, Tamara
Chapter: Meeting. Noon.
Waterbridge Recreation
Center. 979-3311.
Hadaaaah, Rayus Tamarae
Chapter: Book and Author
Luncheon. Tamarae Jewish
Center. 722-5327.
Hadaaaah, Scopus Chapter:
Trip to Hible Museum, Lunch
at Flagler Museum. 428-1421.
Brandeia Women's Commit-
tee, Broward West: Meeting.
11:80 a.m. Deicke Hall, Planta-
tion. 5884358.
B'nai B'rith Women, Lakes
Chapter: Meeting. Noon.
Lauderdale Lakes City Hall.
Women's ORT, Coral West
Chapter: Meeting. 11:30 a.m.
Temple Beth Am, Margate.
Orah Hadassah, Sunrise
Lakes: Meeting. 11:30 a.m.
Tamarae Jewish Center,
Concert featuring the voices of
many of the Cantors affiliated
with the area'8 Synagogues.
JCC invites its members and
friends to participate in Super
Sunday on or off campus in a
JCC facility "manning' a phone.
Help make calls to all Jewish
Broward residents to support this
Super Sunday and make it the
most successful one yet.
For more information or to
volunteer, call the JCC at
792-6700 or the Federation at
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.
The new Kwannis Club of the Deaf will meet weekly at the JCC on
Thursdays at It:IS p.m. in room A201. Pictured during one of
their first meetings are: standing, left to right, Joseph
Rauchwerger; Keith Muller of UHDF Services, Advisor; Joseph
Sachs, and Charles Grant. Seated: Irwin Brand and Bernard
Great-Grandma Shirley
Heiken says she was delighted
to attend the Chanukah
festivities at the JCC and to
watch great-grandaughter
Elieee Heiken hold tight to her
Chanukah gelt while sampling
the chocolate loUypops she just
Israel Prize
The 1987 Israel Prize for
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and Professor Moshe Goshen-
Gottstein. The presentations
will be made here next April
22, Israeli Independence Day.
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, January 8, 1988
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Lomnitzer Bank
Adam Dobrick
Jonathan Mordis, son of
Edward and Irene Mordis, was
called to the Torah on the occa-
sion of his Bar Mitzvah on Jan.
2 at the Tamarac Jewish
Mathew Levine, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Stephen Levine, and
Raadee Green, daughter of
Billie and Harris Green, were
called to the Torah on Satur-
day morning, Dec. 26, on the
occasion of their B'nai Mitzvah
at Temple Beth Torah.
Elana Oko, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Oko,
celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on
Friday evening, Dec. 25, at
Temple Beth Torah.
Andrea Dobrick
Gary Zeidwig
Melissa Zeidwig
Jason Bank, son of Miles
and Shelly Bank, was called to
the Torah in celebration of his
Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec.
26 at the Sunrise Jewish
On Saturday morning, Jan.
9, Gary and Melissa Zeidwig,
children of Carol and Howard
Zeidwig will be called .to the
Torah in honor of their B'nai
Ilisa Brumer, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sain Brumer will
celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday morning Jan. 9, at
Temple Beth Israel.
On Jan. 2, Aaron Temples,
son of Jim and Bess Temples,
celebrated bis Bar Mitzvah at
Temple Beth Israel.
The Bat Mitzvah of Sandi
Agnes, daughter of Kenneth
and Donna Agnes was
celebrated on Dec. 26 at Tem-
ple Beth Am in Margate.
The Bat Mitzvah of Lisa
Rosenthal, daughter of
Wayne and Eileen Rosenthal
was celebrated at Temple Beth
Am on Dec. 25.
The B'nai Mitzvah of Daniel
Jack Huber of Bermuda Club, Ft. Lauderdale, was honored at a
State of Israel Bonds Celebration and presented the coveted
Shema Yisrael Award Looking on, from left, Bernard Simms,
Co-chairman; Jerome Gleekel, guest speaker; Jack B. Huber,
honoree; Leo Nadelson, presenter; Is Landsman, chairman and
Sol Weissma, co-chairman.
Temple News
ii Tn II
An important new organiza-
tion for the Jewish community
will be meeting for the first
time in Fort Lauderdale for
the weekend of Jan. 8. Led by
its president, Rabbi Harold
Saperstein, Rabbi Emeritus of
Temple Emanu-El, Lynbrook,
N.Y., the National Association
of Retired Reform Rabbis will
met to consider the oppor-
tunities for study and to ser-
vice the national constituency
they represent. Temple
Emanu-El of Fort Lauderdale
will be the host congregation
for the Sabbath worship of
NAORR and will welcome
guest speaker Dr. Alfred Gott-
schalk as the Keynote speaker
on services on Friday evening.
The congregation of Temple
B'nai Shalom of Deerfield
Beach is pleased to announce
the names of the recipients of
its annual Woman and Man of
the Year Award. They are
Mrs. Dorothy Birbrower and
Mr. Ed Friend, who are both
long time dedicated members
of the congregation. They will
be honored at a luncheon to be
held at Gibbv's restaurant in
Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 27.
Series and sponsor tickets
are now available at the Tem-
ple office for the 1987-88 lec-
ture series hosted by the Cen-
tral Agency for Jewish educa-
tion. Entitled "Contemporary
Issues of Jewish Life," the
series will feature a broad
spectrum of national and inter-
national speakers. For more
information, call the Temple at
Rodkin, son of Larry and
Ricki Rodkin, and Peter
Widry, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Widry, was celebrated
at Temple Beth Am on Dec.
On Saturday morning, Jan. 9
Lorri Lomnitzer. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lom-
nitzer will be called to the
Torah in honor of her Bat Mitz-
vah at Temple Beth Orr in Cor-
al Springs.
Adam and Andrea Dobrick,
children of Mr. and Mrs. Den-
nis Dobrick, celebrated their
B'nai Mitzvah on Saturday,
Jan. 2 at Temple Beth Orr.
Darron Felsot celebrated
his Bar Mitzvah on Jan. 2 at
Temple Beth Orr in Coral
Jan. 8 5:26 p.m.
Jan. 15 5:31 p.m.
Jan. 22 5:37 p.m.
Jan. 31 5:42 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling
the Sabbath Lights
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.
JFS Action Report..
No matter whether you've come
from Russia in the past three
weeks, three years or 30 years,
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County invites you to be
part of a new Russian Immigrants
"Problems, concerns and trium-
phs are best shared with those
who understand exactly what
you're experiencing," explained
Sandy Heimlich, Resettlement
Worker for Jewish Family
"We feel there's a strong and
growing need for this kind of
group in our community. Our in-
itial goal is to bring Russian im-
migrants and refugees together to
socialize," Mrs. Heimlich said.
The group will meet at the
Jewish Family Service Adult Day
Care Center, 1171 Sunset Strip in
Jewish Family Service, in
cooperation with the Hebrew Im-
migrant Aid Society (HIAS), pro-
vides a number of services to
make the adjustment to American
daily life easier and to help new
immigrants become a viable part
of the local Jewish community.
Services include: housing
assistance, orientation to the com-
munity, medical/legal referrals,
employment assistance, ac-
culturation, Jewish education and
short-term financial assistance.
Any Russian immigrant or
refugee who is interested in par-
ticipating in the Jewish Family
Service group should contact Mrs.
Heimlich at 749-1606 in Fort
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County is a beneficiary
agency of the United Way of
Broward County, Jewish Federa-
tion of South Broward and the
Jewish Federation of Greater Fort
Synagogue Directory
Plan, 1447 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek 88066. Service*: Daily 8 a.m., 4:80 p.m.; Fri-
day 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m., 6 p.m Rabbi Avarea Draato. Caatar Irria Bail.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660), 9101 NW 67th St, Tamarac, 88821.
Patrice*. Sunday through Friday 8:80 a.m., 6 p.m. Late Friday service 8 p.m. Satur-
day 8:46 a.m. Rabbi Kart F. Stone.
TEMPLE BETH ABM (481-6100), 9780 Stirling Road, Hollywood, 88024. Sarriea*
daily 8 a.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m., Sabbath morning 8:46 am RaaM An
TEMFLE BETH AM (974-8660), 7206 Royal Palm Blvd., Margate, 38068. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:80 a.m., 6 p.m. Friday late service^ p.m.; Saturday 9 .m.,
5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 6 p.m. Ratal I~
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Bank: Monday through Friday 8 s_m. 5:S0-p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.. 6 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:46 *_m 7:46 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. RaaM Howard A. Adaieea, Caatar
Maariea A. N*a.
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Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m., and at candlelighting time. Rabbi
Jeeeah Laagaer, Caator Shabtal Aekenaaa.
TEMPLE B'NAI MOSHE (942-6880), 1434 SE 3rd St., Pompano Beach. 38060.
Service*: Friday 8 p.m. Caator Jeaadah HeUhraaa.
TEMPLE SHA'ARAY TZEDEK 741-0296), 4099 Pine Island Rd., Sunrise, 38821.
Service*: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m.; Late Friday service 8 p.m.; Satur-
day 8:46 a.m., 6 p.m. Rabbi Raaaall Konigebarg. Caator Barry Black, Caator
Eaicritaa Jack Marekaat.
TEMPLE SHOLOM (942-6410), 182 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach. 38060. Service*:
Monday through Friday 8:46 a.m., evenings: Monday through 6 p.m.,
Friday evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Rabbi Saaaael April. Caator
Niaafaa Berkowiti.
Blvd., Margate, 33063. Servicaa: Sunday through Friday 8:16 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Late
Friday service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:46 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Nathan Zaleaisk. Caa-
tor Jed Cebea.
Lauderhill, 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:48 a.m. RaaM Israel Halaera.
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TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684), 4861 W. Oakland Park Blvd.,
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8 a.m.. 6 p.m., Saturday 8:46 a.m.. 6 p.m.
SYNAGOGUE OF D4VERRARY CHABAD (748-1777), 4661 N. University Dr.,
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Stirling Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 38312. fleiffcna. Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.,
and sundown; Saturday, 9 a.m., sundown; Sunday 8 a.m., sundown. Rabbi Edward
CONGREGATION MiDGAL DA YD) 726-8688), 8676 W. McNab Rd., Tamarac
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day 8:15 p.m., Saturday 10:80 s_m. RaaM Shilasa J. Harr
RAMAT SHALOM (472-3600), 11801 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 38826. Ser-
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Sunriae, SSS61. Services: Friday 8 p.m. RaaM Deaai* WaM.
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Friday, January 8, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
Through the Eyes of North Broward Spiritual Leader
Rabbi Paul Plotkin Tours
Holocaust Memorials in Poland
Rabbi Paul Plotkin of Temple
Beth Am recently returned from a
"Rabbinic Familiarization" tour
which included 35 other Rabbis on
a visit to the Nazi death camps in
Plotkin, a Jewish Federation
Board Member, and president of
the North Broward Board of Rab-
bis was the only South Florida
Rabbi that went on this tour of the
Jewish sites and concentration
camps of Poland and historic sites
of Amsterdam.
Plotkin said, "I described my
trip to someone as being in the
middle of a play by Franz Kafla,
because all kinds of things kept
happening that shouldn't have.
There were juxtapositions of peo-
ple and events that nobody had
planned that were sort of sur-
realistic and yet they were very
Before going to Poland, the
group traveled to Amsterdam,
which had the worst devastation
of the Jewish community from the
war outside of Poland. We saw the
Jewish sites of Amsterdam and
saw one synagogue that had been
miraculously left by the Nazis
The group traveled to the con-
centration camp at Maidanek. At
the camp we saw a black and
white film of captured German
footage, which showed a massive
pile of bodies being taken in and
out of graves. Plotkin related that
the Jews were presented in this
film as only one of many groups
that were killed here.
"Anyone would have never
known by seeing this film that
Maidanek was a camp that killed
primarily Jews," said Plotkin.
At Maidanek, the group was
shown a dome monument on top
of a pile of earth 12 feet high, near
into which there were ditches
where Jews were shot.
Plotkin said, "I was numb at
this point, until I saw a pair of
shoes that reminded me of my
daughter's; I then became
Continuing their tour of
Poland's camps, the group then
went to Auschwitz which was
made up of three camps
Auschwitz One, Birkenau, and
Buna. At Auschwitz One, the first
thing that hits you is a fair-like at-
mosphere, related Plotkin. There
were many kids coming off school
buses to see Auschwitz as part of
their educational requirements.
Auschwitz One is like a
museum, as each building is
dedicated to a different aspect of
concentration camp life. There
were rooms that were devoted to
hair that was clipped from people,
or their suitcases, or their shoes.
One of the most interesting peo-
ple to go on this trip, said Plotkin,
Rabbi Paul Plotkin
was Dov Edelshtein, who was
making his second trip to
Auschwitz. The first time he
went, he was in a cattle car as a
little boy on his way to the camp
from his town of Satmer in
Hungary. Plotkin related, "for
over an hour Edelshtein talked to
us about his experiences. In a
moving way, he related the story
of how the Germans rounded him
up, moved him to the different
camps in the area, and how he was
able to survive."
Plotkin described Auschwitz
Two or Birkenau as a "factory of
death." There's a pit in what's left
of a gas chamber there, where
bodies were gassed and then
taken to a crematorium. Plotkin
added that the whole place was "a
human burial ground."
For Rabbi Plotkin, the place
that speared his emotion the most
was at the concentration camp at
Treblinka. Plotkin related that
there isn't much left of this "death
factory." You see a field sur-
rounded by young trees and it all
looks so very peaceful. But then
you notice a monument, on three
sides of it there are bodies, on the
fourth is a menorah.
It is here, looking at stones with
the names of Jewish communities
which were destroyed by the Ger-
mans, that one feels the contrast
between the seemingly
peacefulness of the meadow here
and the awful destruction of
human life that took place.
Plotkin related, "All the other
sites I visited captured the mind,
but it was here that I was over-
come with emotion."
Plotkin recalled that on the
group's last night in Poland, they
were invited by Yitzchak Perlman
and Zubin Mehta to attend a
rehearsal of the Israeli Philhar-
monic Orchestra, which by coin-
cidence was also in Poland at the
same time. The performance took
place in a theatre outside of the
Warsaw ghetto where Jewish
musicians used to play. Perlman
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played a 15-minute piece, one
member played the "dance of the
dead and the resurrection," and
other, including Holocaust sur-
vivors who are part of the or-
chestra played solos.
Then someone broke out with a
song called Ani Mamin" which
means "I believe with a full heart
in the coming of the Messiah, and
though he tarry, yet I will
believe." Plotkin said that this
song was played with the senti-
ment that "the only rational
answer to the Holocaust is that we
lost our people in the camps in
Poland, but we got life back with
the establishment of Israel."
Plotkin commented that there
were so many ironies and sym-
bolic happenings that occurred on
this trip which just floored him.
He added, "I thought nothing else
could happen to me, but on the
plane home, I ended up sitting
next to a Dutch lady who was
responsible for saving 300 Jewish
children from the Nazis in
Rabbi Paul Plotkin brought
back six hours of videotape from
his trip to Poland that is currently
being edited, and should be com-
pleted in the next month. There
will then be a special showing of
this video to the community on a
date to be announced.
Deborah Fuller Hahn is away on
vacation. Her column will
resume in the next iaane.
The Opportunity of a Lifetime
Awaits in Israel...
Federation/UJA 1987-'88
Mission Schedule
Winter Singles Mission (25-40)
Mature Singles Mission (40-55)
Summer Family Mission
Summer Singles Mission (25-40)
Winter Family Mission
Winter Student's Mission
For any additional information
Jackowitz, Mission Coordinator, at
Feb. 1-11,1988
March 13-23,1988
July 10-20,1988
July 17-27,1988
July 31-Aug. 10,1988
Dec. 22, '88-Jan. 1, '89
Dec. 25, '88-Jan. 4, '89
please contact Sandy
2nd Annual Federation/
UJA Superstar Benefit Show
Sunrise Musical Theater-
Wed. Eve. March 16, 1988
Dear Friends,
Our Federation/UJA Shecky Greene Benefit
Show for March 16, 1988, has not been cancelled.
The notice of cancellation in the newspapers some
time ago was for the Shecky Greene show the
Sunrise Musical Theatre had for November 29,
Our show for March 16, 1988, is well on its way
to a sell-out. The response to our stories in the
FLORIDIAN has been marvelous. We still have
approximately 1400 seats to sell. These will be sold
on a first come first served basis, so please mail
your order forms and checks now.
The purpose of our show is to raise additional
monies for our Federation/UJA campaign. The
show will be unusually good. Shecky Greene is one
of the great comics of his time. Joanne Engel, our
beautiful singing star, has accompanied many
great entertainers in all the foremost entertain-
ment Capitols in the country.
Your cooperation plays a very big part in the suc-
cess of our understaking.
Thanks for your continued support.
Shecky Greene
Joanne Engel
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).
Tel Number______________________
Mail order form and check to:
Milt Trupin
805 Cypress Blvd., Apt. 206
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Tel.: 972-2974
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Bernie Friedman, lobbyist in
Tallahassee for the Florida
Israeli Anniversary
Gala Celebration
to Be Held
Tickets are selling fast for the
year's 40th Anniversary Gala pro-
gram that is sponsored by the
Holocaust Survivors of South
Florida to be held at the Omni
Auditorium on Sunday Jan. 24.
This year's entertainers are
world reknown. The talented
group includes Geula Gill, interna-
tional Israeli singing star, star of
comedy Mac Robbing, the in-
strumentalist song stylings of the
American Balalaika Company,
and Klezmer virtuoso Danny
Rubinstein. Also featured will be
the soothing strings of the Gary
Lawrence Orchestra.
The show is being produced by
Hy Grill and Guy Barry Produc-
tions. Money raised from this per-
formance will go to charities and
institutions that perpetuate the
The Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale is a
sponsor of the Holocaust Sur-
vivors group, which is in its sixth
Tickets for this marvelous show
are available at the Omni
Auditorium, 973-2249, or at the
Holocaust Survivors' office
Ulpan Hebrew
At Deerfield
Association of Jewish Federa-
tions, was the guest speaker at
the December meeting of the
Community Relations Committee.
Mr. Friedman spoke about the
necessity to keep in touch with our
congressmen and senators concer-
ning issues that are part of the
Jewish agenda. "It is important to
be in contact with our represen-
tatives in Tallahassee as well as in
Washington since many of our
An Intermediate Hebrew Ulpan
course will be offered by the Cen-
tral Agency for Jewish Education
of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale at Tem-
ple Israel of Deerfield Beach.
Registration will be the first day
of the class on Wednesday, Jan.
13 at 9:30 a.m. at the Temple. The
class will be held on Wednesday
and Fridays for 16 sessions at a
cost of $43. Each session will meet
from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
The teacher will be Sima Dobkin,
a certified experienced ulpan
Hebrew teacher. A minimum of 12
registered students are required
for the course. For further infor-
mation call Helen Weisberg at
Special low prices
For reservation and
prepayment through
eldan reservation center
usa. 212-6296090
-.-. CRC chairman Barbara
Wiener and Bernie Friedman.
local agencies that offer services
to North Broward Jews, received
sizeable funds from the state,"
Friedman stated.
Friedman replied to a number of
questions concerning issues of
separation of church and state,
the new sales tax and the effects
of the Florida lottery which begins
CRC chairperson, Barbara K.
Wiener, brought several impor-
tant items to the committee's at-
tention. She discussed the positive
results of mobilization for Soviet
Jewry rally in Washington, D.C.,
and reminded the members of the
womens' plea for Soviet Jewry
that our CRC is sponsoring on
Jan. 28 at Temple Beth Israel.
A Domestic Concerns Commit-
tee is being formulated and
Wiener asked for members to
volunteer to serve on this impor-
tant committee.
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