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Volume 18 Number 15
Fort Laudenlale. Florida Friday. August 4, 1989
Price: 35 cents
Israel Court Rules on "Who?"
U.S. Jews Split On Decision
ican Jewish organizations
were divided along denomina-
tional lines in their reactions to
two rulings issued this week by
Israel's highest court on the
"Who Is a Jew" controversy.
Non-Orthodox organizations
praised the High Court of Jus-
tice's reaffirmation of the
right of non-Orthodox con-
verts to gain automatic Israeli
But Orthodox groups
focused on the second ruling,
in which non-Orthodox rabbis
were again blocked from per-
forming marriages and other
personal-status rituals in
Swift reaction to the land-
mark rulings indicated that,
despite efforts by some groups
to paint the convert decision as
a "victory for Jewish unity,"
the "Who Is a Jew" issue
remains a divisive concern in
the Diaspora.
The Association of Reform
Zionists of America called the
ruling on converts "a major
victory for religious liberty
and religious pluralism in
And it termed the ruling
denying non-Orthodox rabbis
the right to perform marriages
"a setback but not a defeat."
It said it would begin mobiliz-
ing support in Israel for a law
allowing Reform and Conser-
vative rabbis to officiate at
The United Synagogue of
See Related Story Page 2
America, the association of
Conservative congregations,
took a similar stand. Its presi-
dent, Franklin Kreutzer, of
Miami, said, "We will no lon-
ger tolerate Conservative
Judaism being accorded less
validity in Israel than Ortho-
Sholom Comay, president of
the American Jewish Commit-
tee, welcomed the decision on
converts, saying it "helps to
preserve the unity of the Jew-
ish people so essential to Israel
at this critical time."
Phil Baum, associate execu-
tive vice president of the
American Jewish Congress,
another non-affiliated group,
said the decision on converts
"is a welcome affirmation that
the common bonds of Jewish
history and fate have endured
and continue to bind us into
one people." ___
Likewise, Thomas Neu-
mann, executive vice president
of B'nai B'rith International,
Continued on Page 2
LABOR, LIKUD RIVALS TALK Jerusalem Deputy Finance Minister Yossi Beilin of
the Labor Party, left,, and Deputy Foreign Minister Benyamin Natanyahu meet to discuss
mounting problems for Israel's coalition government. Likud leader Natanyahu outlined
Cabinet decision to reaffirm the Shamir election plan for Palestinians, bttfj&k deputies
worry that the Supreme Court ruling on "Who is a Jew?" could lead to rdigious party
withdrawals from the coalition. Beilin explained Shimon Peres' new jobs plan to his Likud
colleague. (APIWIDE World Photo)
America Applauds Cabinet Vote
Bush Envoy Selected
The Bush Administration wel-
comed this week's resolution
of Israel's coalition crisis and
said it was dispatching a senior
official to Israel next week.
John Kelly, U.S. Assistant
Secretary of State for Near
Eastern and South Asian
affairs, will visit Israel and
then travel to Egypt and Jor-
dan, an administration official
Kelly will arrive in the Mid-
dle East from Stockholm,
where he is to attend a U.S.-
Soviet meeting on Afghanis-
tan this weekend, the official
Margaret Tutwiler also read
a statement welcoming the
Israeli Cabinet's decision Sun-
day to continue supporting
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir's peace initiative.
"We welcome the Israeli
Cabinet reaffirmation of its
May 14 proposal lui eiecUoua
and negotiations, and see in
this the commitment of the
Israeli government to move
forward a comprehensive reso-
lution of the Arab-Israeli con-
flict," she said.
Under the Israeli plan,
Palestinians would elect lead-
ers in the administered terri-
tories to negotiate autonomy
measures with the Israelis.
That could then lead to talks to
resolve the final status of the
On "Approved" PLO Contacts
Shamir Disputes Arafat Claim
Rudolph, project manager for (he Saturn
V project at Marshall Space Flight Ctn~
Irr. was not v>ith a group of scientists
that met for the stoth annivtnary of man
walking on the moon Iwcuasc of his
rnluntary vxile in his mtlii many. Hf is umler threat of proserul iv
(or alleged Nazi war crimes ifhr returns
to the U.S. (AP/WuU- WirrUt Photo)
ROME (JTA) Yasir Ara-
fat claimed in an Italian news-
paper interview that Israeli
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir sanctioned Israeli govern-
ment contacts with the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization
and that one of Shamir's rep-
resentatives met recently in
Vienna with a senior FLO
In Israel, aides to Shamir
described the allegations as
"nonsense" and "lies."
Arafat did say, however,
that Shamir's recent claim
that he has held secret meet-
ings with Palestinian repre-
sentatives from the Israeli-
occupied territories who are
not members of the PLO, and
that the PLO had nothing to do
with these meetings, "is not
true" and that the PLO had
sanctioned the meetings.
His claims refute comments
made by Shamir in an inter-
view last week with the news
weekly Panorama. "I don't
want to talk with the PLO
because of the ideology of this
organization, which continues
to practice terrorism," Shamir
was quoted as saying.
In the interview from PLO
headquarters in Tunis, which
was published this week in
Rome's II Messaggero, Arafat
said a member of the PLO
executive committee met in
Vienna with "a representative
of the Central Committee of
Likud, who came as a delegate
from Shamir." The head of the
PLO refrained from giving
tk'.iils nhttut the meeting.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, August 4, 1989
Split _____________________________
Continued from Page 1
called the ruling on converts
"a victory for tolerance and
pluralism that will enhance
Jewish unity and enable a
greater number of American
Jews to identify more strongly
with the State of Israel."
"We look forward to the day
when all branches of Judaism
will truly by equal in the Jew-
ish state," he said.
But Rabbi Moshe Sherer,
president of the Orthodox
Agudath Israel of America,
said the High Court's rulings
Who Is A Jew?"
JERUSALEM (JTA) The "Who Is a Jew" issue
suddenly and dramatically resurfaced, when Israel's high-
est court ruled that the Interior Ministry must register
non-Orthodox converts as Jewish citizens.
Orthodox rabbis and politicians immediately called for
new legislation that would reverse the court's decision by
specifying that those accepted as citizens under Israel's
Law of Return undergo Orthodox conversion.
The same Orthodox leaders welcomed a separate High
Court of Justice ruling, also issued Monday, in which the
justices flatly and unanimously rejected efforts by non-
Orthodox rabbis to gain official status as marriage regi-
strars in Israel.
The 4-1 decision in effect reaffirms the court's earlier
ruling in the case of Shoshana Miller, a Reform convert
who in 1986 gained the right to be registered as a Jew on
her nationality card.
In a summation of the majority decision, the court's
president, Justice Meir Shamgar, said Israel's Interior
Ministry had no right by law to investigate the type of
conversion undergone by a prospective immigrant.
are incongruous.
"On the one hand, it places a
'stop sign' at Israel's borders
to halt non-Orthodox rabbis
from performing marriages in
Israel," he said.
On the other hand, the court
"places a 'welcome sign' at
Israel's borders for the fruits
of these halachically invalid
practices, such as quickie con-
versions, so long as they are
performed in the United
States by these same rabbis."
Rabbi Marc Angel, vice pres-
ident of the Rabbinical Council
of America, said his Orthodox
organization "supports the
position of the Chief Rabbinate
in Israel, which is that all
ceremonies relating to Jewish
identity and family life must be
performed according to hala-
"Dissension on these mat-
ters on the part of the non-
Orthodox is undermining the
foundation of Jewish life as we
have known it for thousands of
years," he said.
\ jT?
ONE MILLION WALK OUT Jerusalem Angry hnti,
workers protest outside the Knesset Building (mn.-wiu
during a two-hour walkout where some one million Isrmtit
protested the highest unemployment rate since 1967. If aim
activists claim 140,000 Israelis are out of work, the mo& m
the state's H years. (APIWide World Photo)
Americanization of the Guralnick Family
beginning and a middle, but
one with no end. It is the story
of a refusenik family who went
from being unknowns to being
my family. It is a story with
elements of life and touches of
America that have made me a
better person. In this year
when American Jewry came to
grips with Russian Jewry, it is
a story that may help others.
It began simply enough: a
letter arrived on my desk from
the South Florida Conference
on Soviet Jewry. There was a
refusenik family named Gural-
nik on the roles. Would I like
to write to them?
What goes around comes
around: I had fathered Project
Lifeline Letters which in a
three year period put several
thousand American Christians
and Jews in touch with Soviet
counterparts persecuted for
their religious beliefs. Cer-
tainly, I too could write a letter
or two. Besides, family lore
taught that all the Gralnicks
whether "Gra's", or "Gura's"
or "Gro's" were related. "An
adventure", I thought.
I penned my first letter in
the style taught to others: it
was breezy with lots of chit-
chat about family, weather,
and personal trivia, though I
omitted information about my
job. Along with the address, I
f>ut the number one on the
etter to let the omnipresent
KBG know that someone
would be counting. I remem-
bered the old ioke about the
S Soviet refusenik who is awak-
?ened by a knock on the door at
j3 a.m. Responding to his,
_"Who is it?", the reply is,
f'postmen." Really KBG
agents, they then begin pep-
-jpering this man with questions
s about why he wants to leave
| the Soviet Union.
j They ask about the long
_ meat lines. Could it be the lack
| of stock in the stores? Might it
S be the worthless currency? and
jso on. He demurs at every
William A. Gralnick
turn. None of these are the
reasons. Finally, exasperated,
the agents shout, "Well then
comrade, why is it that you
wish to leave the Soviet
Union?" The refusenik replies,
"Because I want to live in a
country where they don't
deliver the mail at
three o'clock in the morning!"
and out of my consciousness
went the Guralniks until about
five weeks later when, lo' and
behold, arrives in my mailbox a
response replete with pictures.
At first there were four (more
about that later), and the simi-
larities with my own family
were startling. Father Arkady
was a dentist as is my own
father, my uncle, and a distant
cousin (Guralnick) in Boston.
Mother Inna was a doctor like
almost everyone else in my
family who wasn't a dentist.
Children Dina and Yuli formed
an exact age progression with
my own children, Justin and
Marc. All four children were
about 16 months apart, one
from the other, ranging in age
from, at that time, 12 to 15.
We exchanged, I believe,
three or four letters. There
didn't seem to be any interrup-
tion in the mails but for one. I
got their pictures, but they
didn't get the one of me. I got
the feeling that I was nailed up
on a wall in a KBG/post office
somewhere in the suburbs of
Parts of the letters were like
the political equivalent of the
dance of the seven veils. They
asked me a lot of questions
about what I did and how I
came to find them. I evaded
those questions. I asked them
many questions about the
problems in Baku. They sent
me an In-Tourist book. It took
about three months to arrive.
I was struck by several
things: one was the way Russi-
ans write addresses. But for
the name, the form is
reversed. Next was the Eng-
lish. Although some of it
sounded like it was right out of
the '60s classic, "The Educa-
tion of Hyman Kaplan" replete
with syntax so badly broken
that an orthopedic surgeon
would be hardpressed to fix it;
it was English none-the-less.
My Russian does not go bey-
ond da, nyet and pounding my
show on a table. Then, oddly
enough, I was struck by the
twine which wrapped it. Bill
Cosby used to talk about the
quality of grade school paper
being so poor it still had wood
chips in it. Well this twine
wouldn't pass our postal mus-
ter and the paper was stiff as a
board. It was clearly different
in quality from anything I'd
come across here, in Europe,
or Israel.
coincidents which in less than
a year would end eight years
of struggle for them and would
begin a new family chapter for
The elements were these a
family tree completed by yet
another distantly related Gral-
nick, the convulsions in Azer-
bazian and Baku both natural
(earthquakes) and social (the
riots), and, of course, Glasnost.
William A. Gralnick, executive director of the Ameri-
can Jewish Committee, Greater Miami Chapter, will be
chronicling the Americanization of his Soviet cousins
for The Jewish Floridian.
Within months they combined
to produce a visa, passage to
Rome, passage to America,
and arrival at Miami Interna-
tional Airport just 24 hours
prior to a dinner where I had
intended to propose marriage
(to my wife), and 48 hours
before Pesach. En route, the
four became seven.
Here's how it happened:
Glasnost produced the open-
ing. Mother, father, two chil-
dren and three grandparents
YUgenia, Elizabeth, and
Samuel were granted exit
visas. The family tree, being
done as a doctoral project,
established the link for the
invitation (my father's father
and Arkady's father appear to
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Friday, August 4, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
'religious diversity is our
Most Important Fast Day Aug. 10
(Copyright 1989,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of
the Jewish month of Av which
will be observed this year Aug.
10, is the most important of
that four historical fast days
that commemorate the events
connected with the destruction
of the First and Second Tem-
ples and of Jerusalem, first by
the Babylonians and then by
the Roman legions.
Among pious, traditional
Jews, the fast of Av is
observed with all the solemnity
of the Day of Atonement. In
addition to avoiding all cele-
brations and sensual pleas-
ures, observant Jews pray like
mourners, sitting on boxes in
the synagogue, reciting dirges
over the passing of the Temple
and the religious and national
life which it symbolized.
With the rebirth of the State
of Israel and the reunification
of Jerusalem after two millen-
nia, many Jews now ask
whether Tisha B'Av should not
be abandoned, or at least
One Orthodox Jew in Lon-
don proposed this reformula-
tion of reasons for observing
Tisha B'Av in the 20th cen-
- What do I mourn over? I
mourn over the reasons for the
ancient destruction, many of
which regrettably exist today.
- I mourn over the causeless
hatred which finds people who
eat and drink together and
then thrust each other through
with the daggers of their ton-
- I mourn over the lack of
social justice, business and
professional integrity, and
unethical behavior among
those in high places.
- I mourn over the serious
moral evils that could do more
to undermine human existence
than any sword raised against
us from outside.
Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum
is international relations con-
sultant for the American Jew-
ish Committee and immediate
past president of the Interna-
tional Jewish Committee for
Interreligious Consultations.
Cabinet Vote Stays Crisis
This week's decision by the Israeli Cabinet
to reaffirm the Shamir plan for elections by
Palestinians resident in Judea, Samaria (the
West Bank) and Gaza does little more than
keep the delicately-balanced coalition govern-
ment in power.
That, in turn, probably eliminates the possi-
bility of elections less than one year after the
virtual tie between Likud and Labor set in
motion the manuevering which resulted in the
Of course, right-wing hawks within the
Likud party, and left-wing doves within Labor
could yet torpedo the Cabinet vote. Likud
leaders such as Ariel Sharon and David Levy
insist on such pre-conditions for Palestinian
elections that they could never be held. Labor
still has a near majority who feel that chances
for peace cannot make progress if their party
remains in the government.
And yet there is something to be said for the
Israel can again say it is up to the PLO to
move out of the way of so-called> moderate
Palestinians in the territories who would be
willing to negotiate conditions for elections.
And Washington can again put pressure on
the PLO to take the initiative in supporting
the Shamir plan, minus the Likud pre-
Pressure for the calling of an international
peace conference, as advocated by Arafat and
Moscow, has been lessened because of the
Shamir-Peres compromise within the Cabinet.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and other
government figures may be negotiating with
the PLO, even indirectly, thus giving more
than mere lip service to his plan.
Shamir must display leadership now because
the mounting problems of "Who is a Jew?",
unemployment, now at the 10 percent mark,
and of inflation, which may approach 25
percent, may prove more of a threat to the
Jewish State than the ongoing Intifada.
Conservative, Reform
Jews Asked To Withhold
Funds From Chabad
LettBrS ... from our readers:
(Copyright 1989.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
A new dispute that pits Con-
servative and Reform Jews
against the Lubavitch Hasidic
movement threatens to upset
an uneasy peace in the Ameri-
can Jewish religious commun-
At issue is the recurring
debate touched off by efforts
of Orthodox and Hasidic move-
ments, both within and outside
of Israel, to amend the Law of
Return to effectively exclude
Reform and Conservative con^
verts from automatic Israeli
Such Orthodox challenges to
the religious legitimacy of
Conservative and Reform
Jews, who contribute millions
of dollars annually to the Cha-
bad Lubavitch movement,
finally brought specific
requests from leaders of Con-
servative and Reform Jews
that such gifts be stopped.
Last November, Chancellor
Ismar Schorech of the Jewish
Theological Seminary, the
principal Conservative aca-
demic institution and home of
the movement's rabbinical
school, issued a formal state-
ment urging Conservative
Jews to stop making contribu-
tions to Chabad.
The Reform movement was
less blunt. A statement with
the headline, "Before You
Give to Chabad" appeared in
the summer 1989 issue of
Reform Judaism, the official
voice of the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations, the
North American association of
Reform synagogues.
The statement was unusual
in that it was unsigned and
was not presented as an edito-
rial or as a message specifi-
cally from UAHC leaders.
Rabbi Daniel Syme, UAHC
vice president, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that the
UAHC board of directors had
determined that Reform Jews
should be informed about the
positions of Chabad relative to
Reform Judaism so that their
contributions to Chabad
"should be based on informed
Syme said the unsigned
statement in Reform Judaism
was meant to provide such
Continued on Page 4
I feel compelled to respond
to David Waksman's letter
(Shomrim Against Handguns)
condemning the private pos-
session of firearms.
I am a member of both the
National Riffle Association
and Unified Sportmen of Flor-
ida. I am also a member of
North Miami Beach Mobile
Crime Patrol. I feel that NRA
and USF represent valid posi-
tions and are supportive of law
enforcement; in fact many
members are peace officers.
Mr. Waksman makes the
statement that persons not
"charged with the responsibil-
ity for protecting the commun-
ity" have no right to possess
handguns. I am not aware of
the authority for this proposi-
tion, but it is my understand-
ing that court decisions have
clearly stated that the police
have no actual responsibility
for the protection of the indi-
vidual. It is our own responsi-
bility to provide for our protec-
If Mr. Waksman and the
members of Shomrim choose
to not protect their families, or
if they live in protected sur-
roundings, then that is their
own decision. For myself, and
many thousands of other citi-
zens, other decisions may be
Mr. Waksman seems to
blame the killing on the streets
of our cities on the NRA. This
is ridiculous. The NRA has
always supported strong sanc-
tions against those who use
firearms unlawfully, or
As a member of the Jewish
community, I am aware of the
NRA view of Jews and guns.
About a year ago, in the NRA
magazine there were several
artir*l bv and about Jews and
guns. The point made was that
the efforts of the Nazis and
other anti-semitic groups to
disarm and weaken the Jewish
community have been taken
over ... by the leaders of
Jewish organizations; includ-
ing, apparently, Shomrim.
I respect Mr. Waksman's
views; I do not, however want
them to be seen as unanimous
in the Jewish community.
While I have found a general
aversion to firearms among
most of the Jews I have spoken
with, I have also found that
many of my Jewish friends
own firearms and agree with
me that a disarmed Jewish
community may, in some
uncertain future time, face
great peril.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday. August 4. 1989
WE ISM ANN "COLUMNISTS" Examination of scrapings as
small as 1/20 of an ounce has enabled researchers from the
Weizmann Institute of Science to pinpoint the origin of marble
columns used by Roman builders in Israel almost 2,000 years ago.
Application of the latest mass spectrometer techniques by Weiz-
mann Isotope Research Prof. Mordeckai Magaritz, left, and
graduate student Ze'ev Pearl shows that the marble in the famous
Caesaria amphitheatre came from many different quarries
outside Israel. Tel Aviv archaeologist Moshe Fischer is at right.
Realism Exhibit At Main Library
The Broward Art Guild will
present a realism exhibit dur-
ing regular library hours
throughout the month of
August at the Broward County
Main Library, 100 S. Andrews
Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
A juried show, the exhibit
Conservative, Reform
win mciuue mi in a variety <>i
media. Joan Ling, of the Flor-
ida Arts Council, will judge the
works. An award of $500 will
be given for the "Best in
Show" entry.
For details about the free
exhibit, call the library at 357-
Continued from Page 3
The statement said that for
many years, Reform Jews
have been numbered "among
the largest contributors to
Chabad. Millions of dollars
have helped to swell the annual
budget of Chabad to an esti-
mated $60 million."
The statement went on to
describe "recent events in
Israel" that every Reform Jew
should know about.
It said that since 1971, the
Lubavitcher rebbe, Menachem
Schneerson, had "spearheaded
the campaign" to amend the
Law of Return, and that Cha-
bad "has maintained full-time
paid lobbyists" in Israel "to
attain this goal."
The statement also cited a
commentary, written more
than 30 years ago, which set
forth the rebbe's opinion, reit-
erated "on several occasions
privately and publicly, (which)
is based on the indisputable
halachic decision, formulated
by Rambam, according to
which the doctrines and ideol-
ogy of the Conservative and
Reform movements can only
be classed in the category of
heretical movements which
have plagued our people, at
one time or another, only to
disappear again."
The statement also noted
that "the Ministries of the
Interior, Absorption and Reli-
gion are now controlled by the
ultra-Orthodox parties. Their
bureaucrats have administra-
tively denied citizenship to
new immigrants converted by
Reform and Conservative rab-
bis, in direct violation of Israeli
The statement concluded
that "if our conversions are
not conversions, our rabbis are
not rabbis and our Judaism is
not Judaism, this is no time for
complacency. The battle for
our rights must continue."
AmeriFirst Appointments
AmeriFirst has named
Broward County lawyers Har-
vey S. Lanberg, Linda C.
Chambliss and Shirley D.
Weisman and C.P.A. Robert
A. Zelko to the Broward/Palm
Beach Advisory Board for its
trust and securities subsidiar-
Langberg, partner in the law
firm of Donoff & Langberg,
has practiced law in South
Florida for the past 19 years.
His areas of expertise include
wills, estates, estate-planning
and real estate.
Chambliss, from Fort Laud-
erdale firm of Copeland &
Chambliss, P.A., has practiced
law in Florida for more than 10
years during which she has
The Lubavitch movement
responded with vigor. Rabbi
Yehuda Krinsky, spokesman
for Chabad, told JTA that a
statement he issued immedi-
ately after Schorsch's message
was publicized applied equally
to the Reform declaration.
Krinsky called the proposals
to stop contributions "the
introduction of a new concept:
charity boycotts." He called
such proposals "shameful and
a dangerous blow to Judaism
and humanity."
Krinsky added that "to
deprive the sustenance of the
tens of thousands of materially
and spiritually needy benefici-
aries of the Lubavitch move-
ment, extended to all Jews,
regardless of affiliation,
because of a difference of opin-
ion on a totally unrelated issue
is morally repugnant, uncon-
scionable and simply inhu-
He added that "the massive
worldwide educational and
social service work of Lubav-
itch which without discrim-
ination maintains open doors
and an outreach program for
all Jews, regardless of affilia-
tion will unquestionably con-
tinue to receive the universal
administration and support it
Asked why Reform Jews
have contributed so heavily to
a movement which rejects
Reform, Syme replied that
Reform Jews have contributed
to Chabad because they have
felt that Chabad "does many
good things."
But, Syme added, Chabad's
"total support" for changes in
the Law of Return and in the
related "Who Is a Jew" con-
troversy "has led many Con-
servative and Reform Jews to
reconsider whether they
should contribute to a move-
ment which works to disen-
franchise them as Jews."
specialized in the areas of
estate-planning, guardian-
ships, probate and taxation.
Weisman, from Weisman &
Muchnick, has practiced law
for 18 years. Florida Bar-
designated in the areas of
estate tax and probate, she has
been admitted to the U.S.
Supreme Court.
Zelko is a partner in the
accounting firm of Koch,
Zelko, Roth & Reiss, P.A., in
Hollywood. He has been a Cer-
tified Public Accountant in
Florida since 1973 and-has led
several reviews of other CPA
firms to determine their quali-
fications for membership in
the American Institute of Cer-
tified Public Accountants.
Home for Developmentally
Disabled Adults
Hatikah Family, Inc., a Flor-
ida non-profit corporation,
announced the opening of its
first Jewish group home for
developmentally disabled
adults in Coral Springs.
Hatikvah's first group home
will be a traditional Jewish
home observant of all rules
pertaining to kashruth. All
meals will be eaten together as
a family and religious obser-
vances will be participated in
much like any other family.
Hatikvah Family, Inc. began
as an organization of parents
of developmentally disabled
children under the leadership
of the late Mayer Finkel, who's
son has Downs Syndrome.
In addition to tangible items,
Hatikvah is in need of volun-
teers. For more information,
call Yvonne Ginsberg at (305)
week, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, president of the Appeal of
Conscience Foundation and senior rabbi of New York's
Park East Synagogue (right), discussed forthcoming legisla-
tion on the status of religious communities in the Soviet
Union with Yuriy N. Khristoradnov, newly-appointed
chairman of the Council of Religious Affairs, USSR Council
of Ministers, a post equivalent to Minister of Religion.
Rabbi Schneier was the first religious leader from the West
to meet Khristoradnov since he assumed office on June SO.
He succeeds Konstantin Kharchev, who has returned to the
Soviet Foreign Ministry, where he awaits assignment.
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Berman has been a major force
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tional and social welfare pro-
grams in Israel.
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Continued from Page 2
be cousins of some sort though
actually that branch, it's
leaves and twigs, was not on
the sheet of paper); the riots
provided the Embassy with
the reason to pass the family
through Italy into America
(Arkady had been caught in
the trouble, his car over-
turned, and burned. Recogniz-
ing opportunity in adversity,
Yuly took pictures of the
riots.) Suddenly, they were out
of my mailbox and into my
arms. The date was Monday
April 17, 1989.
But that's Exodus and that
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Gold Coast
Football Plans
The Gold Coast Council of
the B'nai B'rith Youth Organi-
zation is currently making
plans for its 1989 Teen Flag
Football League.
Expected to participate will
be AZA chapters from North
Miami Beach, Hollywood,
Pembroke Pines, Plantation,
Coral Springs and Boca Raton.
Games will be played each
Sunday at the Jewish Com-
munity Center in Ft. Lauder-
dale, beginning on Sunday,
September 17th.
For information
call B.B.Y.O. office at 581-
0218 or 434-0499.
Schor Re-Elected
Ricky Schor of Coconut
Creek, Florida has been re-
elected to the Executive Board
of Deborah Heart and Lung
Center, Deborah Hospital
Foundation and Deborah
Research Institute.
Schor was the founder and
President of Coconut Creek
Chapter, and has actively par-
ticipated in the Chapter for 18
years. She is also a member of
the Women's American ORT,
and the Sisterhood of the Sub-
urban Jewish Community Cen-
She resides in Coconut
Creek with her husband Sol.
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Moscow Activists Will Emigrate
ding Moscow Jewish activists
Inna and Igor Uspensky and
their son, Slava, who were
refused exit visas for eight
years, have received permis-
sion to emigrate.
But Igor's 77-year-old
mother, Irin'a Voronkevitch, a
retired biologist, has not yet
won permission to leave the
Soviet Union, .the National
Conference on. Soviet Jewry
Slava, whose full name is
Viacheslav, will leave soon for
Israel to join his wife and
infant daughter, whom he has
never seen.
Kholmiansky said that Slava
might leave within the month
to join his wife, Alia, who has
lived with Kholmiansky since
her arrival in Israel last
The couple were married in a
secret religious ceremony last
year. They wanted their child
born in Israel.
Voronkevitch has been told
by the OVIR emigration
bureau in Moscow that she
must now obtain documents
from her former work place in
order to receive security clear-
The Uspenskys were origin-
ally refused permission to emi-
grate in March 1981, because
Inna's brother, Professor
Alexander Ioffe, allegedly had
access to state secrets.
Ioffe, a mathematician, was
permitted to emigrate in Jan-
uary 1988. Following this,
Slava applied to emigrate inde-
pendent of his parents.
His application was refused
last August, this time because
of his grandmother's alleged
exposure to state secrets.
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Broward County Parks Events
Poetry In The Woods
Secret Woods Nature Cen-
ter, 2701 West State Road 84,
and the East Coast Academy
of Poets will host the monthly
Poetry in the Woods meeting
from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on
Sunday, August 6. This free
event is open to the public and
anyone is invited to read their
original poetry.
For more details on this
event, contact the Academy at
782-8821 or Secret Woods
Nature Center at 791-1030.
Nature Hikes and Walks
The Broward County Parks
and Recreation Division has
announced the following
schedule of nature hikes and
walks until August 6.
Fern Forest Nature Center,
201 Lyons Road (between
Atlantic Blvd. and Cypress
Creek Road), will hold free
nature walks at 2 p.m. on
Saturday, August 5 and Sun-
day, August 6. For more
details, call 975-7085.
Deerfield Island Park,
located in the Intracoastal
Waterway at Hillsboro Blvd.
and accessible only by boat,
will hold free nature walks
starting at 8:30 a.m. on Satur-
day, August 5.
Free boat transportation to
the island is provided from
8:00 to 8:25 a.m., the walk
begins at 8:30 a.m. All partici-
pants will be transported back
to the mainland by 11 a.m. For
more information call the Park
at 360-1320.
Arts & Crafts Show & Sale
Fern Forest Nature Center,
located at 201 Lyons Road
South, and the Fern Allies
volunteers are inviting artists
and craftsmen to participate in
an Arts & Crafts Show and
Sale with emphasis on crafts
incorporating nature's beauty
in their creations, Sunday,
November 12, from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. at Fern Forest Nature
For more information or to
apply for space call the park at
On November 12th
Deborah Hospital Foundation
will be hosting walk-a-thons in
separate locations and all pro-
ceeds from this event will help
those in need of heart and lung
The 4-mile Plantation Walk-
a-thon will begin at Veteran's
Park, Lauderdale West and
conclude at Deike Auditorium.
The 4-mile Sunrise Walk-a-
thon will begin at Hiatus Road
and 44th Street and will con-
tinue into Welleby Park. Kick-
off times are 9 a.m.
The general public is wel-
come to participate in this
event including those on bikes
and wheelchairs.
The chapters are looking for
companies to sponsor their
events. For information on the
Plantation Walk-a-thon call
Rose Grotenstein at 473-1727
for the Sunrise Walk-a-thon,
call Sylvia Applebaum at 742-
Free Blood Pressure And
Glaucoma Screening
Easterlin Park, 1000 N.W.
38th Street, will offer free
blood pressure readings and
glaucoma screening tests from
1:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
August 9.
The tests, for adults 21 and
over, take place in the Central
District Conference Building
located within the Park and
are administered by HRS and
the Broward County Health
Unit. For information: 776-
Racewalking Series
Tradewinds Park, 3600 W.
Sample Road, will co-sponsor,
along with the Florida Athletic
Conference and the Florida
Racewalkers Club, a 5k
Racewalk beginning at 7:30
a.m. on Saturday, August 5.
For details, call: 434-2994.
Markham Park Activities
The Markham Park Target
Range, located with Markham
Park, 16001 West State Road
84, will host a Markham Skeet
and Trap Club National Skeet
Shooting Association sanc-
tioned tournament from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August
5 and Sunday, August 6.
Other activities at the Tar-
get Range this month include:
Southeast Shooters will meet
on Sunday, August 6, from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. for steel plate
shooting; Everglades Cap &
Ball, Sunday, August 13, from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for black
powder shooting; World Speed
Shooters Association, Sunday,
August 20, from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. for steel plate shooting;
and The Amateur Trap Associ-
ation, Sunday, August 27,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information: 389-
El Al New Toll Free Number
El Al Israel Airlines, as part of an ongoing effort to
provide its passengers with the best services possible, has
introduced a new toll free number for quick access to flight
The number is (800)-ELAL-747 and is available 24 hours
a day, seven days a week.
"At El Al we believe in making all aspects of flying
convenient and we are providing the number by popular
demand," said David Shein, Vice President and General
Manager, EL AL. N.A.
El Al Israel Airlines, which is celebrating its 40th
anniversary this year, is located al 120 West 45th Street,
New York, N.Y." 10086, For more information call (212)
Italy Denies Pro-Arab Policy
ROME (JTA) Italy's new Socialist foreign minister,
Gianni de Michelis, says he will continue the policies of his
predecessor, Giulio Andreotti, but denies that Italy's
Middle East policy is pro-Arab.
De Michelis, who was sworn this week as foreign
minister, said in an interview with the newspaper Corriere
della Sera that Italy's Middle East policy "will be con-
firmed," but said it was mistaken to describe it as
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Synagogue Directory
1447 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek 33063 Service*: Sunday through Friday, 8:00
a.m ; Saturday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m.; Friday evening, 8:00 p.m.; Saturday
morning, 9:00 a.m. Rabbi William Marder. Cantor Yehuda Heilbraun.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660), 9101 NW 57th St., Tamarac 33321.
Services: Sunday through Saturday 8:30 a.m., Sunday through Friday 5 p.m. Late
Friday service 8 p.m. Rabbi Hart F. Stone.
TEMPLE BETH AHM (431-5100). 9730 Stirling Road. Hollywood 33024. Services:
daily 8 a.m.; Monday Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m.. Sabbath morning 8:45
a.m.. Jr. Cong. 10 a.m.Rabbi Avraham Kapnek. Cantor Eric I.indenbaum.
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8650). 7205 Royal Palm Blvd.. Margate 33063. Service*:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9
a.m., 5 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Rabbi Paul Plotkin. Rabbi Emeritus. Dr.
Solomon Geld. Cantor Irving Grossman.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL(742-4040). 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Sunrise. 33313.
Services: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.. 5:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.. 5 p.m.. 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:45 a.m.. 5 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. Rabbi Howard A. Addison. Cantor
Maurice A. Nea.
Blvd., Deerfield Beach 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
Friday late service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m., and at candlelighting time. Cantor
Shabtai Ackernaa.
Pine Island Road, Sunrise 33351. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m.. 5 p.m.;
I .ate Friday service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m., Candle lighting time. Rabbi Bemhard
Presler. Cantor Barry Black, Cantor Emeritus Jack Marchaat.
TEMPLE SHOLOM (942-6410). 132 SE 11 Ave.. Pompano Beach 33060. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m., evenings: Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m.,
Friday evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Dr. N. Saul Goldman. Rabbi.
Cantor Niiaim Berkowiti.
Blvd., Margate 33063. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m. Late Friday
service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m.; 5 p.m. Rabbi Avrom Drain. Cantor Joel Cohen.
I ..mcirrhill 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m.; 5:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:45 a.m. Rabbi Israel Halpern.
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH (formerly North Underdale Hebrew Con-
gregation) (722-7607), 6435 W. Commercial Blvd.. Tamarac, FL 33319. Services:
Sunday to Friday at 7:45 a.m. Friday at 5 p.m.; Saturday at 8:45 a.m. Charles B.
Fyler. President.
B"NAI AVIV (389-4780) at Weston/Bonaventure. Services: Friday, 8 p.m.. at
i ouniry Isles Elementary School, Weston. Rabbi Leon Fink.
Road, Coral Springs 33065. Services: Monday and Thursday 6:45 a.m. Tues., Wed. &
Friday 7 a.m Saturday 9 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Rabbi Yossie Denburg.
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684). 4351 W. Oakland Park Blvd..
Lauderdale Lakes 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 7:30 a.m. (Pellium) &
X a.m., 5 p.m., Saturday 8:45 a.m., 5 p.m.
SYNAGOGUE OF INVERRARY CHABAD (748-1777). 4561 N. University Dr.,
Lauderhill 33351. Services: Sunday through Friday 6:45 a.m., 8 a.m., 5:15 p.m...
Saturday 9 a.m.. 5:30 p.m. Study groups: Men, Sundays following services;
Women. Tuesdays 8 p.m. Rabbi Aron Lieberman.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEEFIELD BEACH (421-1367). 1880 W. HiHsboro Blvd..
lieerfield Beach 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday Sam. and 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:45 a.m. and sundown: Joseph M. Reiner, President.
Stirling Road. Fort Lauderdale 33312. Services: Monday and Thursday 6:15 a.m. &
7:15 am & Sundown. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 6:15 a.m. & 7:30 a.m. and
sundown; Saturday, 7:15 & 9 a.m., & sundown; Sunday 8 a.m. & sundown.
Kabbi Edward Davis.
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID (72645$3). 8575 .W, McNab Road. Tamarac
33321. Services: Daily 8 a.m., mincha 5 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m.'ana 5.15 p.m.
Kabbi Chaim Schneider.
RAM AT SHALOM (472-3600), 11301 W. Broward Blvd.. Plantation S3325
Services: Friday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Rabbi Elliot Skiddell Cantor Bella
TEMPLE BET TIKVAH (741-8088), 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Ste. 302. Sunrise
33351. Services: Friday 8 p.m. Senior Rabbi Morris Gordon, Assistant Rabbi
Steven Perry. Cantor Ron Graner
TEMPLE BETH ORB (753-3232). 2151 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs 33065.
Services: Friday 8 p.m. except last Friday of month at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.
Rabbi Mark W. tiros*.
Menorah Chapels, 2305 W. Hillsboro Blvd.. Deerfield Beach 33441. Friday 8 p.m.
Rabbi Alton M. Winter. Cantor Mo*** Leviason.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL (731-SSIUi 3245 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Greater Ft.
Lauderdale 33311 Services: Friday 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, only Ml iMfldytor
r.l.l.ration of Bar Bat Mitzvah. Rabbi Edward M. Maline: Cantonal Soloist
Stephanie Sorcsek.
TEMPLE KOL AMI (472-1988), 8200 Peters Road. Plantation 33324. Services:
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 10:80 a.m. Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr. Cantor Seymoar
Friday night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3950
Coconut Creek Parkway 33066. Rabbi Brae* 8. Warehal. Carter Jacob Barkia.
TEMPLE BAT YAM (928-0410). 5161 NE 14th Terr., Ft. Lauderdale 33334.
Service: Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. Rabbi Lewi* Littman.
Friday, August 4. 1989/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 7
Temple Emanu-El Welcomes New Cantorial Soloist
Tampa Rabbi, Wife Killed
' in United Crash
Rabbi Kenneth Berger, 42,
who led Congregation Rodeph
Sholom for the past eight
years, and his wife, Aviva,
died in the crash of the United
Airlines DC-10 Flight 232 in
Sioux City, Iowa, on Wednes-
day, July 19.
Avigail, 16, and Jonathan, 9,
two of their children, survived
and were hospitalized in Sioux
Tampa's second-largest syna-
gogue, by the rabbi's father,
Jules Berger of Philadelphia.
The Bergers had been vaca-
tioning in Phoenix and were
headed to Philadelphia to meet
their daughter liana, 13, who
had been at summer camp.
Word of the deaths were
relayed to the members of
Congregation Rodeph Sholom,
Join The Synagogue
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build strong Jewish communities.
Temple Emanu-El, the old-
est synagogue in Broward
County, welcomes its new
Cantorial Soloist, Stephanie
Dorner-Sorcsek, at Sabbath
Services every Friday night at
8:00 p.m.
Dorner-Sorcsek previously
was cantorial soloist and direc-
tor of music at Temple Judea,
in Coral Gables, and a member
of the faculty of Florida Inter-
national University of Miami
and the New World School of
the Arts in Miami, where she is
a studio voice instructor.
The cantorial soloist
received her degree of Bache-
lor of Music at the University
of Miami, and continued her
studies at Manhattan School of
ill MM
Aug. 4
Aug. 11
Aug. 18
Aug. 25
7:48 p.m.
7:42 p.m.
7:37 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Faye, 77, of Sunrise,
held. Levitt-Weinstein.
Bernard, 72, Lauderhill resident. Hus-
lnd of Ruth, father of Hazel Goldman
and Eric Rothfeld. father-in-law of Har-
vey Goldman and Harriet Rothfeld;
Poppy of Brad, Evin. Richard. Emily and
llyssa, and son of Edith. Funeral services
held at Blasbern Parkside Chapels.
Benjamin. WZ. of Ft. lauderdale, passed
away July W> Services held, Mt. Nebo/
Kendall Memorial Gardens
Morris, Hf>, of Sunrise. Graveside ser-
siees held at Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Levitt-
Music in New York City,
where she received her degree
of Master of Music, with a
major in voice.
Her professional affiliations
include National Association
of Teachers of Singing,
National Federation of Music
Clubs, and College Music
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.
Area Deaths
Claire, 83, of Ft. Lauderdale, passed
away July 25. She is survived by hus-
band, Sidney; son. Donald Barton (Mari-
lyn); step-daughter, Suzanne Schloss
(John); sisters. Elizabeth Galuppi and
Ann McMunn; brother, Fred SteimeT;
daughter-in-law, Judith Boccaccio, and
10 grandchildren. Mother of the late
Robert Boccaccio. Services held.
Max, 87, of Lauderhill, passed away July
16. A resident of the area for 19 years
coming from NY. He was a member of
the Masonic Order. Survived by his wife,
Lillian; daughters. Ruth Seiden (Elliott),
and Marilyn Jacobs (BUI); five brothers,
Isidore. Robert, Richard, Charles, antf
Ben; four grandchildren, Bruce (Teresa)
Jacobs, Alan (Michele) Jacobs, Steven
Seiden, Barbara (Harold) Weiss; six
great grandchildren, Jason, Rachel,
Sarah, Joshua. Aaron, Amy. Services
held at Lakeside.
Edna, 82, of Pompano Beach. Services
held at Levitt-Weinstein.
Synopsis Of The Weekly Torah Portion
. "Beyond tk0 Jordan, ni the land ofMonb. took Moses upon him
in expound this law"
ilteut. t.S).
DEVARIM The first few verses introduce the entire book of
Deuteronomy, which contains Moses' address to the Israelites in
Transjordan after the defeat of the Amorites and Bashan. In this
speech Moses summarizes the Torah as a whole. Me reviews the
causes that had led him to appoint judges and officials: "How can
I myself alone bear your cumbrance. and your burden, and your
strife? And I charged your judges at that time, saying: 'Hear
the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between
a man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. Ye shall
not respect persons in judgment; ye shall hear the small and the
great alike' (Deuteronomy 1.12-17).
Moses goes on to review the incident of the scouts sent to spy on
Canaan, and the consequences of their pessimistic report. He
reminds the Israelites how they had skirted Edom, Ammon, and
Moab; and mentions the peoples who had formerly inhabited
those regions. Finally, he recounts the story of the conquest of
Transjordan, and the partition of the area between the tribes of
Reuben, Gad, and half of the tribe of Manasseh.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P Wollman-Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 75 Maiden Lane, New York. NY. 10038.)
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Argentine Aliyah Lessens _
expected mass aliyah of Jews
from Argentina this year will
not materialize, according to
Knesset Speaker Dov Shi-
lansky, who returned from a
visit to that country.
Shilansky, a Likud leader,
admitted that Argentine Jews
did not respond to the words of
his mentor, the late Ze'ev
Jabotinsky, who exhorted
Jews to liquidate the Diaspora
before it liquidates them.
Concern over the recent
change of political leadership
in Argentina, complicated by
severe economic hardships
created by four-digit inflation,
raised hopes among Israeli
officials that the largely mid-
dle-class Argentine Jews
would pour into Israel.
Shilansky, who represented
Israel at the inauguration of
Argentina's new president,
Carlos Menem, told reporters
that fear ran high among
Argentine Jews when Menem
defeated incumbent President
Raoul Alfonsin in the elec-
Alfonsin was friendly to the
Jewish community, the largest
in Latin America, whereas
Jews were suspicious of
Menem, who is of Syrian
descent and a member of the
populist Peronist party.
However, Argentine Jews
have become complacent since
the election, Shilansky said.
"They think that it won't be as
terrible as they thought."
He said he had "nothing to
say about the new president. It
may be that he will be very
good for the Jewish people."
But, the Knesset speaker
added, "we have to make
aliyah, to come to Israel even
when it's good. That is the
right time to come to Israel."
He predicted that 3,500
Argentine Jews will come to
Israel this year, compared to
1,500 last year. But far
greater numbers had been
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