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Volume 19 Number 1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, January 5, 1990
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In Next 3 Or 4 Years
Israel Now Expects
250,000 From USSR
cha Dinitz now believes that up
to a quarter million Soviet
Jews will immigrate to Israel
in the next three to four years.
Dinitz, who is chairman of
the World Zionist Organiza-
tion and Jewish Agency Exe-
cutives, revised his estimate
upward from 100,000, after
visiting Moscow to attend the
founding conference of the
Congress of Jewish Organiza-
tions and Communities in the
After addressing the confer-
ence, he said he found a favor-
able atmosphere for aliyah. He
told reporters here there
would be 3,000 Soviet Jews
arriving in December, and
4,000 are expected in January.
He said Israel has sent out
some 360,000 invitations,
which Soviet Jews need to
apply for exit permits from the
Soviet authorities. They attest
to family reunification being
the reason for emigration.
Dinitz said priority with
respect to the documents
should be given to Jews in
some of the Soviet Central
Asian republics, where there
have been reports of anti-
semitic incidents.
He said he planned to return
to Moscow when Vice Premier
Shimon Peres makes his
scheduled trip there Tuesday,
and would work on improving
and streamlining aliyah proce-
Dinitz said he is especially
interested in expediting the
direct air link between Mos-
cow and Tel Aviv. The Israeli
and Soviet national airlines, El
Al and Aeroflot, have reached
agreement on a joint service,
but it must be ratified by their
respective governments.
If They Go Directly To Israel
$20 Million In Loans
Will Aid Soviet Olim
American Jewish philanthro-
pist has given the Israeli gov-
ernment a hand toward solv-
ing one of the most trouble-
some problems confronting
Jewish immigrants arriving
from the Soviet Union the
lack of affordable housing.
Joseph Gruss, 86, a New
York investment banker
described as a billionaire, has
established a $20 million fund
to provide qualified emigres
with no-interest private mort-
He did it through the gov-
ernment and the Tefahot
mortgage bank, according to
Soviet Jewry activist Natan
Sharansky, who has been
named administrator of the
Sharansky announced the
Gruss project, to be named for
the philanthropist's late wife,
Caroline, at a news conference
here. He said it would benefit
some 3,000 Jewish families
coming from the Soviet Union,
but only if they come to Israel
$700,000 For Technion
Raised By Broward
Jewish FUyridian Staff Writer
More than $700,000 was
raised in pledges by supporters
of Technion, Israel's Institute
of Technology, at the Broward
County chapter's annual din-
Dr. Saul Singer, a surgeon
and president of the Broward
chapter of American Society
for Technion, made an emo-
tional speech citing the partic-
ular need to bring new Soviet
olim through Israel's only
technological institute.
One couple, who had already
given Technion their pledge
for the year, handed executive
director Howard Klein two
additional checks for $50,000
each after hearing Singer's
"Technion and other univer-
sities in Israel are in tough
shape," Singer said.
Traditionally, the Israeli
government has supplemented
the universities to a greater
extent because of their belief
that education is the future of
the country, Singer said.
But the government has had
to cut back on its educational
budget because of other priori-
ties such as defense costs and
absorption of Soviet Jews.
Although Technion's tuition
- roughly $3,500 to $4,000
annually is significantly
lower than American counter-
parts, it is still too high for
many Israeli youths to afford,
he said.
Yet the needs are even
"more exquisite today than in.
the past," he said. "With the
arrival of what we hope will be
hundreds of thousands of Rus-
sians, quality olim, already sci-
entists and engineers, they
need upgrading so they can fit
into the highly sophisticated
and technical society of
Today, 25 percent of the
physicians and 30 percent of
the scientists and engineers
working in Israel are Russians,
Singer said.
Miamian Sam Topf, regional
president of American Society
for Technion, told the dinner
guests at the Diplomat that
shipping $200 to $300 million
of manufactured goods to Rus-
sia within the years ahead is
not an unrealistic goal.
He credited Technion's con-
tributions with improving dip-
lomatic relations between
Israel and other nations such
as Russia and Poland.
"Two Polish scientists are
on sabbatical at Technion.
Three Chinese students are
being trained in wastewater
management. For the first
time in the United Nations, the
Soviet Union did not automati-
cally vote with the Arabs to
get Israel out," Topf said.
Guest speaker, Prof. Itzhak
Yaakov, a Technion graduate,
compared the school's poten-
tial to the Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology (MIT),
where he also studied.
Yaakov, a retired brigadier
general who served as chief
scientist of the Ministry of
Industry and Commerce,
noted a study of 99 MIT
alumni whose skills led to the
Continued on Page 2
executive director of the Jewish Defense League in Revere,
Mass., poses at the Hull Town Hall, showing the swastika
floor tile designs in the town hall, which the JDL is asking
the city of Hull to remove. Tile floor has been in the building
since the late 1920s. (APIWide World Photo).
Tutu Blasts
Israel For South
Africa Ties
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has
blasted Israel for its ties with
South Africa and for its treat-
ment of Palestinians, which he
likened to apartheid.
He claimed there were
nuclear ties between the two
countries and that Israel sup-
plied Pretoria with "tech-
niques for putting down mass
The South African Nobel
Peace laureate and anti-
apartheid activist made his
remarks in an interview pub-
lished in Ha'aretz.
Tutu, the Anglican archbi-
shop of Cajpe Town, came here
as the guest of the Anglican
archbishop of Jerusalem,
Msgr. Kafitti.
He added that he condemns
"all forms of terror, whatever
their sources, whatever their

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, January 5, 1990
Poles And Jews: Problems And Opportunities
Walesa, leader of the Solidar-
ity movement in Poland,
recently completed a highly
successful visit to the United
States. In each community he
visited, there was an impres-
sive outpouring of admiration
for the man, not only from
Polish-Americans but from all
Americans who cherish liberty
and democracy.
Walesa made a point of
meeting with several Jewish
There were many
blackmailers among
Christian Poles and
survival "on the Aryan
side" was extremely
difficult. Yet there were
Polish Christians in
the best sense of that term
who risked their lives
to save Jews, or there
would not have been even
the relatively few
survivors in occupied
groups. In these discussions
in a cordial and admiring
atmosphere some of the
Jewish spokesmen urged him
to recognize atroubledhistory
of relationships between Pol-
ish Catholics and Jews, and he
subsequently responded posi-
tively to that request.
According to press reports,
a Solidarity spokesman said
Walesa was moved by the mes-
sages he received: "We have
to deal with the past in order
to better deal with the future."
It was the painful contro-
versy over the Carmelite Con-
vent at Auschwitz that
brought to the fore the hurt
and resentment of Jews and
Poles toward each other. The
majority in both groups tend to
approach the relationship in a
simplistic way:
To many Jews, unfortun-
ately, all Poles are anti-
semites (to quote Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir,
Poles drink anti- Semitism
with their mothers' milk), and
to many Poles, the Jewish
complaint that there was
intense anti-semitism in
Poland, particularly during the
period between the two World
Wars, is unjustified and repre-
sents anti-Polish attitudes.
Continued from Page 1
creation of 250,000 American
jobs and $25 billion in exports.
"We can probably do the
same thing in Israel; 250,000
new jobs and $25 billion in
exports would solve Israel's
economic problems," he said,
Amb. Moshe Liba, Israel's
Consul General in Miami, gave
the Technion supporters a spe-
cial "todah rabba," thanks.
Liba said his son, Ofer, spent
two years in Technion, and
other family members have
been graduates of Technion.
Liba also cited improved
relations with other countries,
attributed in part to Technion.
"Next month we will start to
send 90.0Q0 tons of fruits and
vegetables to Moscow," he
As a Polish Jew who came to
the United States in the mid-
dle 1930s at the age of 18, I
admit to having experienced
anti- Semitism in Poland,
which indeed led me at the
time to embrace militant Zion-
ism-Revisionism, the present
Herat party of Shamir.
But I also experienced the
richness and complexity of
Polish society, both Jewish and
Christian. I was to realize later
that blanketing all members of
a group under a label or a
stereotype is wrong and
should especially be recognized
as such by Jews who have
suffered for centuries from
allegations of group guilt.
Jews had been in Poland for
almost a thousand years. The
growth of the Jewish commun-
ity dates back, however, to the
14th century, when Jews were
invited to Poland by Casimir
the Great at a time when they
were being expelled all over
While living under severe
restrictions, common in many
countries, they developed a
rich, thriving and diverse
society with a complex love-
hate relationship with their
Christian neighbors, a society
which grew to 3.5 million peo-
ple by the time the Nazis
invaded Poland 50 years ago.
While many Poles were
indifferent or even welcomed
the "Final Solution," the mon-
strous factory like extermina-
tion of Jews was executed by
the German Nazis.
There were many black-
mailers among Christian Poles
and survival "on the Aryan
side" was extremely difficult.
Yet there were Polish Chris-
tians in the best sense of
that term who risked their
lives to save Jews, or there
would not have been even the
relatively few survivors in
occupied Poland.
Hundreds of these rescuers
have trees planted in their
honor at the Yad Vashem
Memorial in Jerusalem, and
many are being assisted in
their old age by the Jewish
Foundation for Christian
Rescuers, established to carry
the message that, besides
"man's inhumanity to man "
there was also, in this tragic
period, human courage and
compassion which persisted
despite all odds.
Which People,
Which Poles
When I heard my fellow
Jews say with glee after the
declaration of martial law and
the suppression of Solidarity in
Poland in 1981 that "it could
not happen to nicer people," I
could not help but ask, which
people, which Poles?
Were my brethren talking
about the rightist students at
the University of Warsaw who
beat my best friend unmerci-
fully and left him for dead, or
the Socialist students who
picked him up and saved his
Were they talking about my
Continued on Page 4
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Friday, January 5, 1990/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
Decade of Change, Challenges
The decade of the 1980s brought pro-
found changes to Israel, world Jewry and
the Jewish community of South Florida.
Equally dramatic developments appear
certain for the final 10 years of the 20th
century, but there is little solid evidence on
which to base predictions.
During the 80's, Israel lost its almost
universal status of underdog in its ongoing
political, economic and military struggle
with its Arab neighbors.
World Jewry, with considerable assis-
tance from the United States, helped open
the doors to the nearly forgotten Jews of
Ethiopia. And, after years when the exodus
dwindled to a trickle, the gates of the
Soviet Union opened enough to permit a
major emigration once more.
But Russian Jews opted for America as a
destination, and only the imposition of new
immigration quotas by Uncle Sam moti-
vated the flow to Israel now under way.
Israel policy, first in the ill-fated "Opera-
tion Peace in the Galilee," and later in the
initial handling of the Intifada, resulted in
major improvements in the Arab position in
global politics.
Upheavals and anti-semitism
Jews were affected more than most by
the continuing upheavals in Latin America,
South Africa and Eastern Europe. Anti-
semitism itself remained virtually level. A
rise in neo-nazi parties, and other far right
groups, bears careful watching.
A virtual population explosion in neigh-
boring Broward and Palm Beach counties
made them the fastest growing Jewish
communities in the nation.
Synagogues and Jewish centers and reli-
gious schools were built fast enough to
virtually match the growth in the Hollyw-
ood, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and
West Palm Beach areas. In addition, the
still-growing communities in Kendall-South
Dade and in North Dade developed institu-
tions at a dramatic pace.
Jewish voting strength in South Florida
kept pace with the exploding increases in
total population in the tri-county area, and
Jewish representatives in the elective pro-
cess generally fared well.
Vandalism against synagogues and scat-
tered anti-semitic incidents punctuated the
decade, showing a statistical increase
which was equalled by the righteous indig-
nation of the public at large.
Tensions between the growing Hispanic
and Black populations and ethnic differ-
ences became all-too-obvious in the Con-
gressional race to succeed the legendary
Claude Pepper.
On balance, the 80s were an exciting era,
and the 90s give every promise of being
just as difficult, challenging and rewarding.

Foreign Affairs Chairman Fascell:
U.S.-Israel Relations
'More Important Than Ever'
We do not know where the
changes sweeping Eastern
Europe or the improvement in
superpower relations will lead;
therefore, "it is more import-
ant than ever to enhance U.S.-
Israel strategic relations in
this transition period," Rep.
Dante Fascell (Dem.-FL) told
Near East Report.
Fascell, Chairman of the
House Foreign Affairs Com-
mittee, also expressed his
concern about Iraq's reported
development of a long-range
missile, anarchy in Lebanon,
and the continuing threat
posed by Iran.
Because of these sources of
instability, he said, "Israel's
value as an American ally has
not declined."
Fascell reported that fru-
stration is growing in Con-
gress because of the inability
to end the Arab-Israeli con-
flict. "People want a quick,
easy solution, but there isn't
one," he stated.
Despite the discomfort, Fas-
cell declared "there is no lack
of strong, deep, bipartisan sup-
port for Israel." He cited the
latest votes on "direct and
indirect" aid as evidence of
Congress' overwhelming sup-
port for Israel.
Financial constraints are
growing, he noted, and
warned this could lead to cuts
in foreign aid. He said little
sentiment exists for cutting
Israel's assistance for policy
reasons, but suggested that
Israel would face greater com-
petition from other aid recip-
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ients as funds grow scarcer.
"Foreign aid remains a vital
foreign policy necessity," Fas-
cell emphasized. He disagreed
with the premise that there is
a lack of public support for aid.
"Americans know the world
needs money to trade with us.
Whatever we provide comes
back to us manyfold," he
added. "People are just conc-
erned the aid is used wisely
and enhances the recipients'
quality of life." Aid to Israel is
important, Fascell said,
because the Jewish State is the
"only democracy in the region
and a strong ally."
On the peace process, he said
it is important that "Israel's
policy does not favor maintain-
ing the status quo." Fascell
acknowledged Israel has taken
steps to improve relations with
its Arab neighbors. He cited
Israeli Foreign Minister
Moshe Arens' agreement to
meet with his counterparts
from Egypt and the United
States as a step in the right
Fascell said "nothing has
been accomplished in the U.S.-
PLO dialogue." He thought
restrictions on the dialogue
adopted by Congress were
helpful in maintaining Israel's
bargaining position.
He called efforts to enhance
the PLO's status at the UN
"stupid" and initiated a letter,
co-signed by Rep. William
Broomfield (Rep-MI), warning
that Congress would cut off
Poles and Jews
Continued from Page 2
aunt Lola's maid's sister in the
country, who took my aunt and
her two daughters in and then
proceeded to blackmail them
and ultimately turn them over
to the Nazis, or about Marja
Fedecka in Vilna, who saved
my aunt Susanna and her
daughter at a considerable risk
to her own life?
Stereotyping, and even
more, heaping guilt indiscrim-
inately on a whole group or a
whole people, is dead wrong,
whether we Jews do it to the
Poles or whether the Poles
accuse all Jews of being Com-
munists who helped impose
Communism on Poland. Cer-
tainly we Jews should know
What transpired during
World War II, and before and
after in this incredible century,
is history which might well be
better left to objective histori-
ans and not used to perpetuate
bitterness and group conflict.
Also, let us remember the
common heritage, for there is
no Polish history without Jews
or Jewish history without
Poland, the origin of the
majority of Jews in the world
Our task, especially for those
of us who live in and profit
from the American pluralist
miracle in which diversity of
heritage enriches the society
far more than divides it, is to
try to understand, if not feel,
each other's pain and resent-
ment and even guilt.
Certainly, we should modu-
late the angry rhetoric and
establish closer relationships
as we reach out and expand
the scope of our understanding
of other perceptions, even if
we don't necessarily agree
with them. We may discover
that whatever real wounds
funding to the UN if the PLO's
status was enhanced.
"If past is precedent," Fas-
cell said, "Congress will
oppose the sale of fighter
planes to Saudi Arabia." He
added that he has always
opposed such sales.
China's sale of weapons, par-
ticularly intermediate-range
missiles, has exacerbated the
arms race in the Middle East.
Reports indicate China may
now be selling missiles to
"We take a dim view of what
the Chinese are doing," Fas-
cell told Near East Report. He
noted that Congress has
imposed sanctions on China
and could do more, but said
"there is a question about how
far the United States should
go in cutting ties with a billion
"Congress would immedi-
ately take whatever actions
were available against Syria,"
if the Syrians were proven to
be involved in the downing of
Pan Am 103, Fascell stated.
He acknowledged the United
States had little leverage over
Syria. On the other hand, he
said Syria could improve its
standing in the United States
"if it let the Jews emigrate and
those who chose to stay in
Syria practice their religion."
Fascell also suggested Ethi-
opia could take an important
step to ease tensions with the
Unites States by letting its
Jews go to Israel.
RepnnUd vttk permurion from Star East
may still haunt us, they are not
as important as the ideals and
common interests we share as
George Szahad is a founding member
of the National Polish American-
Jewish American Council and chair-
man of the American Jewish Commit-
tee's Council on Immigration and
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Social Services. For informa-
tion call 484-4519.
Bush Appoints
Kitty Dukakis
President Bush has appointed
Kitty Dukakis to the 65-
member U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council. Dukakis,
the wife of Massachusetts Gov.
Michael Dukakis, who was
Bush's 1988 Democratic foe,
co-chairs the council's fund-
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explains Mrs. Schulberg. "We
are delighted with this year's
program, which is a salute to
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Friday, January 5, 1990/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 5
B'nai B'rith
Regrets Split
Decision of the leadership of
B'nai B'rith Women to separ-
ate from B'nai B'rith is regret-
table but comes as no surprise,
Seymour D. Reich, interna-
tional president of
B'nai B'rith, said.
In a statement, Reich said:
"The goal of the B'nai B'rith
Women's leadership is clear;
they want B'nai B'rith Women
to become a separate and
autonomous organization
while making it appear that it
has been expelled from B'nai
B'rith. That is not the case.
"A separation proposal by
B'nai B'rith Women was
tested in a sampling of its
membership in 1985 and was
turned down. This time, the
women's leadership decided to
bypass the general member-
ship and to initiate the action
to separate without consulting
its membership.
"During the past 11 years,
the B'nai B'rith Women lead-
ership has rejected every
effort to bring their organiza-
tion closer to B'nai B'rith on a
full-equality basis all the
while maintaining the ability
to address women's advocacy
issues within a unified B'nai
B'rith. They turned down such
proposals as equal representa-
tion on the Board of Gover-
nors, the commissions and pro-
grams committees.
Broward Forum
Meeting Jan. 5
South Florida in the 90's will
be the focus at the next session
of the Broward Forum, a
group of leading business,
civic, professional and political
personalities that meet for
lunch on a monthly basis to
explore current issues of the
Featuring the publishers of
four of the major daily newspa-
pers in the South Florida area,
the noon luncheon will be held
on Friday, January 5, at the
110 Tower, 110 S.E. 6th
Street in Ft. Lauderdale.
Serving on the panel will be
David Lawrence, Miami Her-
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Reform Seeks Ways To Cope With Teen Suicides
brochure on "Youth Suicide
Prevention," one of 11
resource materials available
through the Reform move-
ment's Task Force on Youth
Suicide, reports that suicide
has become the leading cause
of death among adolescents in
North America.
Rabbi Sanford Seltzer, direc-
tor of the Task Force, spon-
sored by the Union of Ameri-
can Hebrew Congregations,
told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that in 1984, 5,000
suicides took place among
young Americans 15 to 24
years of age, and that 2,000
suicides occurred among teen-
agers under 15.
Recent studies indicate that
more than half a million high-
school students try to kill
themselves each year.
Seltzer said his Task Force
lacked information on how
many of the teen-agers and
young adults were Jews.
The Task Force is one of a
number of Reform groups
organized under the rubric of
Yad Tikvah, which means
Hand of Hope.
Rabbi Daniel Syme, now a
vice president of the UAHC,
helped found Yad Tikvah after
his brother committed suicide.
Other components are a
Committee on the Jewish
Family, a Committee on AIDS,
a new Task Force on Drug and
Substance Abuse and research
programs for the four units.
Yad Tikvah was organized in
1984 and the Task Force on
Suicide in 1985. Much of its
work depends on lay and rab-
binic volunteers, he added.
Seltzer agreed that given the
nature of the problem, it is
almost impossible to cite
unquestionable evidence that
the Task Force program
works. But the rabbi is con-
vinced that it has made a dif-
He said the program raised
the consciousness level about
youth suicide among thou-
sands of persons.
It "has taken what was once
taboo and made it into an
important topic for discussion,
education and intervention.
"Most significantly, it has in
some instances prevented a
suicide from occurring," Selt-
zer said.
The Task Force makes avail-
able 11 resource guides, three
without charge.
Three offered free are:
"You're Only Human (Second
Wind)," a videotape version of
pop singer Billy Joel's song
hit; "Teens in Crisis: A Sister-
hood Program Opportunity";
and "Preparing for College:
Programs for High School
Juniors, Seniors and Their
"You're Only Human" can
help teen-agers recognize
depression in themselves and
"When Living Hurts," by
Sol Gordon, is a 122-page book
for teen-agers and young
"Youth Self-Esteem and
Suicide Prevention" is a 94-
page joint project of the Task
Force and the UAHC Religion
Department. It is made up of
curricula for school grades 7 to
"Youth Suicide Prevention:
Programs and Resources for
Congregations" is a pamphlet
presenting the essentials of
the two themes of all 11 publi-
cations: how to recognize
symptoms of suicidal intent
and how to cope with the
Mystery Of Embezzled
Reparations Continues
yearlong investigation has
been unsuccessful in locating
30 million marks now worth
about $17 million in repara-
East Berlin May
Give Back Property
The new East German govern-
ment is reported ready to give
back to the Jewish community
buildings that were confis-
cated by the Nazis more than
50 years ago, but the gift may
prove to be a headache more
than a favor.
There are many obstacles to
the proposed restoration of
property to Adas Israel, an
Orthodox community that was
separate from the mainstream
Jewish community in pre-war
Berlin and still retains its uni-
que identity. The still existing
Adas Israel hopes it can revive
itself in the liberal climate that
now prevails here.
Mario Offenberg, a leader of
Adas Israel, welcomed the
authorities' decision as a turn-
ing point in East Germany's
attitude toward the congrega-
Some former community
members campaigned for five
years to re-establish the for-
mer Orthodox community in
Berlin, arguing that it would
be morally reprehensible to in
any way allow the shutting
down of the community by the
Nazis to be the final verdict of
But the community has
shrunken greatly since the
Holocaust, and its present
leaders see no need or even
possibility to maintain a separ-
ate group. The community
lacks recognition and funds,
and it is questionable that it
could support itself, even with
its former premises restored.
Funds that were missing
were the interest accrued on
the original reparations
awards. The monies were
channeled to the New York-
based Conference on Jewish
Material Claims Against Ger-
many, which paid out sums to
individual claimants.
Joint statement said the
Claims Conference lost 18 mil-
lion marks some $10 million
as a result of the embezzle-
ment, and the Jewish commun-
ity lost 12 million marks, or
some $7 million.
The community has decided
to reimburse the Claims Con-
ference in the amount of 4
million marks $2.3 million
which has been allocated for
"administrative fees."
tions funds allegedly embez-
zled by the late Werner Nach-
mann, who was chairman of
West Germany's Jewish com-
munity until his sudden death
in January 1988.
A joint statement admitting
the failure to account for the
missing money was released
by Heinz Galinski, Nach-
mann's successor, and Interior
Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
The statement affirmed,
however, that Nachmann was
believed culpable and that
there existed no evidence of
wrongdoing by anyone else.
Money was provided to the
special fund for reparations to
Holocaust survivors by the
Bonn Finance Ministry and
administered by the Council of
Jewish Communities of West
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Museum of the Diaspora in Israel, opens an exhibition of
Czech Jewish art, in connection with a meeting of former
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pared by the American Associ-
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as suitable for professionals.
"Keeping Posted Teen-
age Suicide" is available in
editions for both students and
"Inside I Ache" is a 25-
minute 15-mm color film pre-
pared by the Mass Media Mini-
stries of Baltimore, providing
"a sensitive story of a teen-age
A poster, "Suicide ... Break
The Silence," is a 15 inch by 20
inch two-color glossy photo-
graph suitable for framing or
Also available is a fact bro-
chure which asks the question
on page one: "How Would You
Know If Your child Was Con-
templating Suicide?"
There are sections on teen-
age suicide statistics; suicide
symptoms; adolescent feelings
and stressful events; and how
parents can help, including
direct intervention.
A warning made repeatedly
to adults is, "Do not promise
the suicidal person that you
will swear to secrecy. You may
lose a friendship, but you may
save a life."
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service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:4Sa.m.; B p.m. Rabbi Avrom Drazia. CaaUr Hear? Betaaee
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am. Saturday throu^ Thursday. 4.30 p.m.; Friday evening, 8:00 p.m.; Saturday
morning.9:00 a.m. Rabbi William Marder. Cantor Yeandi. Heilbraan. ^^
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660). 9101 NW 57th St. Tamarac 33321
Service.: Sunday through Saturday 8:30 a.m.. Sunday through Friday 5 p m Late
r nday service 8 p.m. Rabbi Kurt F. Stone.
TEMPLE BETH AHM (431-5100), 9730 Stirling Road. Hollywood 33024. Service.:
daily 8 a.m.; Monday Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m.. Sabbath morning 8:45
am., Jr. Cong. Ia.m Rabbi Avraham Kapnek. Caator Eric Liadeabau.
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8650). 7205 Royal Palm Blvd., Margate 33063. Servic:
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 Enrcrite.. Dr.
Solomon Geld. Cantor Irving Groaanua.
TKMPLE BETH ISRAEL (742-4040). 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Sunrise, 33313.
Service.: 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. Addis** Canter
Maurice A. Neu.
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r nday ate service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 a.m., and at candlelighting time. Caator
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Late Friday service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m., Candle lighting time. Rabbi Bernaard
Prealer. Caator Barry Black. Cantor Emeritni Jack Marcbaat.
TEMPLE SHOLOM (942-6410), 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach 33060. Service.:
Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m., evenings: Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m.
Fnday evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Dr. N. Seal Getdau
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I GaMaua. Rabbi.
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service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m.; 5 p.m. Rabbi A vroa. Drazin. Caator Joel Coaea.
Lauderhill 33313 Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m.; 5:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:45 a.m Rabbi Israel Halper*. '
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Country Isles Elementary School, Weston. Rabbi Leoa Fiak.
Road. Coral Springs 33065. Service.: Monday and Thursday 6:45 a.m. Tues. Wed &
Friday 7 a.m. Saturday 9 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Rabbi Yooaie Denbarr.
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAl RAPHAEL (733-7684), 4361 W. Oakland Park Blvd
Lauderdale Lakes 33313. Service.: Sunday through Friday 7:30 a.m. (Pellium) &
8 a.m., 5 p.m., Saturday 8:46 a.m., 5 p.m.
SYNAGOGUE OF INVERRARY CHABAD (748-1777). 4561 N. University Dr..
l-auderhill 33351. Service.: Sunday through Friday 6:45 a.m., 8 a.m., 5:15 p.m..
Saturday 9 a.m.. 5:30 p.m. Stady group.: Men. Saaday. following services;
Wonea. Taeadaya 8 p.m. Rabbi Aroa Lieberaua.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEEFIELD BEACH (421 1867). 1880 W. Hillaboro Blvd.,
Deerfield Beach 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:45 a.m. and sundown: Joaeph M. Reiner, President.
Stirling Road. Fort Lauderdale 33312. Service.: Monday and Thursday 6:15 a.m. &
7:15 a-.m. & Sundown. Tuesday. Wednesday & Friday 6:16 a.m. 7:30 a.m. and
sundown; Saturday. 7:16 A 9 a.m., & sundown; Sunday 8 a.m. & sundown
Rabbi Edward Davia.
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID (726-3583), 8575 W. McNab Road, Tamarac
.{3321. Service.: Daily 8 a.m., mincha 5 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 515 p m
Rabbi (haini Schneider
RAMAT SHALOM (472-3600). 11301 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation 33326.!
Services: Friday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Rabbi Elliot Skiddell. Caator Bella I
TEMPLE BET TIKVAH (741-8088). 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste. 302. Sunrise
33351. Service.: Friday 8 p.m. Seaior Rabbi Morris Gordon. Asaistaat Rabbi
Steven Perry. Caator Ron Graaer.
TEMPLE BETH ORR (753-3232). 2151 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs 33065.
Service.: Friday 8 p.m. except last Friday of month at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.
Rabbi Mark W. Groos.
Menorah Chapels. 2305 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach 33441, Friday 8 p.m.
Rabbi Alton M. Wiater. Caator Moabe Leviaaen.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL (731-2810). 3245 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Greater Ft.
Lauderdale 33311. Service.: Friday 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or
i.-ii'liration of Bar Bat Mitzvah. Rabbi Edward M. Maline: Cantorial Soloist
Stephanie Soreaek.
TEMPLE KOL AMI (472-1988), 8200 Peters Road, Plantation 33324. Service.:
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr. Caator Sevavoar
Friday night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3950
Coconut Creek Parkway 33066. Rabbi Brace S. Warahal. Caator Jacob Barkia.
TEMPLE BAT TAM (928-0410), 5151 NE 14th Terr.. Ft. Lauderdale 38884.
Service: Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. Rabbi Lewi. Littaua.
Synopsis Of The Weekly Torah Portion
. "And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had
gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all
his seed with him"
(Gen. +6.6).
VAYIGASH Judah approached Joseph and offered himself as a
servant in Benjamin's stead, as he was responsible for the
youngest son to their father. Unable to contain himself any
longer, Joseph revealed himself to his dumb-struck brothers. He
bade them return to Canaan, gather together their families and
possessions, and return to Egypt for the duration of the famine.
At Beersheba God removed Jacob's doubts as to the wisdom of
this course of action; He appeared to Jacob with the words: "Fear
not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great
nation' (Genesis U6.S).
Jacob came to Egypt "with seventy souls." Joseph gave them the
land ofGoshen to settle in. There they flourished and multiplied.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law Is extracted and
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Friday, January 5, 1990/Tho Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 7
Jewish Funeral Directors
Elect Weissman V.P.
Mark Weissman, managing
partner of Menorah Gardens
and Funeral Chapels, has been
elected vice president of the
Jewish Funeral Directors of
America for a two-year term.
The professional organiza-
tion representing more than
100 firms throughout the
United States and Canada
elected and installed officers
at its November meeting in
Scottsdale, Arizona. Michael
Benjamin of Benjamin's Park
Memorial Chapel in Toronto
took office as president.
Weissman, 40, was the first
licensed Jewish funeral direc-
tor in Broward County and has
been active in the profession
for 18 years. He had served as
secretary for the JFDA for the
past two years.
Weissman also serves as
president of Temple Beth
Israel in Sunrise. He has been
financial secretary of the B'nai
B'rith Tamarac lodge for 14
years, and is a member of the
National Funeral Directors
Association. He is a Coral
Springs resident.
Temple News
Kol Ami
On Friday evening, January
5, services will begin at 8:30
under the leadership of Rabbi
Sheldon J. Harr and Cantor
Seymour Schwartzman. Rabbi
W. Gunther Plaut, Rabbi
Emeritus and past President
of the Central Conference of
American Rabbis, will be a
guest speaker.
On Saturday morning, Jan-
uary 6, services will begin at
10:15 under the leadership of
Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr. At this
time, Jared Spingarn, son of
the Spingarn and Joe Spin-
garn, will be called to the
Torah in honor of his Bar
Mitzvah. Also called to the
Bimah will be Charles Lerner,
son of Lynn and Barrie Ler-

Dr. Rivkin
To Lecture
At Temple
The Helene and Samuel
Soref Lecture in Jewish Stu-
dies will be held at Temple
Emanu-El of Greater Fort
Lauderdale on Friday Even-
ing, January 19, at 8 p.m.
Scholar in Residence, Dr.
Ellis Rivkin, Adolph S. Ochs,
Professor of Jewish History,
Hebrew Union College Jew-
ish Institute of Religion, Cin-
cinnati, will lecture on "Who
Is A Jew?" an historian's per-
Dr. Rivkin was educated at
Johns Hopkins University
andd Baltimore Hebrew Col-
lege earning his B.A. and PhD
from Johns Hopkins
and M.H.L. from Baltimore
Hebrew College. He taught at
Dropsie University, Philadel-
phia and was appointed
Adolph S. Ochs Professor of
Jewish History at Hebrew
Union College in 1965.
Dr. Rivkin served as Visiting
Professor at Antioch College,
Dropsie University, the Uni-
versity of Utah, Southern
Methodist University, the Uni-
versity of San Francisco. He
was a Simon Guggenheim Fel-
low in Europe in 1962. He has
been the Chairman of the Aca-
demic Senate of Hebrew
Union College since 1979.
He is the author of "Anti-
Semitism in the New Testa-
ment", The Pharisaic Revolu-
tion, "Who Crucified Jesus?"
Albert Einstein: A Jew and
Dr. Rivkin is a member of
the Jewish Publication
Society, the American Histori-
cal Society, Phi Beta Kappa
and is listed in Who's Who in
America. He received an hon-
orary Doctor of Hebrew Let-
ters from Baltimore Hebrew
College in 1975.
The lecture and program,
following the Sabbath Service
conducted by Rabbi Edward
M. Maline, will be held on
Friday evening, January 19, at
8 p.m.
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Anne Pollard's Father Campaigns For 'Justice'
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
The father-in-law of former
Naval Intelligence Analyst
Jonathan Pollard, who was
imprisoned for life without
parole on charges that he
passed classified American
documents to Israel, was in
Miami this week continuing his
campaign "for justice."
"We want people to learn
the facts and then contact
their elected representatives,
the President and the attorney
Jeneral to seek the release of
onathan Pollard or a trial.
We'd love to have a trial,"
Bernard Henderson told The
Jewish Floridian."
Just weeks ago Henderson's
daughter Anne was trans-
ferred to a New York City
halfway house from a Dan-
bury, Conn, prison camp,
where she had been serving a
five-year sentence for her role
as an accomplice to her hus-
band Jonathan.
Anne Pollard's case gained
national attention after it was
reported that she was in
extremely poor health, denied
proper medical attention for a
severe digestive disorder.
Henderson said his daughter
has been receiving better care
since she was transferred to
the halfway house.
Now Anne spends her days
on work release from the half-
way house working at the Jus-
tice For the Pollards organiza-
tion headquarters in New York
She still has not seen Jona-
than since he was sentenced
almost five years ago.
Henderson said he remains
concerned that Jonathan has
been kept in solitary confine-
ment since his imprisonment
"behind 13 locked doors" at
Colombia To Sell Israel Coal
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel has signed a contract to
purchase $125 million worth of coal from Colombia during
the next five years, the Energy Ministry announced.
Australia and South Africa are currently Israel's principal
suppliers of coal.
Israel needs additional supplies of coal. About half of its
electrical capacity is produced by the coal-fired Hadera
power station.
List Of War Criminals Found
NEW YORK (JTA) A list of hundreds of previously
unidentified Lithuanian war-crimes suspects, as well as a
precise accounting of the fate of Jews who were killed
there, has come to light after 44 years, the Simon
Wiesenthal Center said.
List was culled from 160 files of testimony from Jewish
survivors that was taken after the war by a survivor of the
Kovno ghetto.
Bernard Henderson
the Marion, 111. maximum
security federal prison.
Treatment of the Pollards
has received more public
attention in the years since the
sentencing than some of the
key points raised at the outset
of the Pollard affair.
One such issue is why Israel
was being denied important
military strategic information
that the U.S., particularly as
its ally should have supplied
and, according to Pollard, a
military analyst, was being
provided to other U.S. allies.
"When they move him they
move him in leg and hand
irons," said Henderson.
Now Justice for the Pollards
is focusing on two main
First is governmental: hav-
ing Pollard released and sent
"home to Israel."
"There are precedents for
this," said Henderson.
"In 1983 Israel captured an
American agent who was
caught spying for the CIA
against Israel. Israel shipped
him to the U.S."
Other option is to bring the
Pollard case to the courts.
Henderson, a public rela-
tions executive, was in Miami
as the guest of the Bnei Akiva
youth Zionist movement and
local directors Yitz and Debbie
"We've reached the point
where there actually is support
in the Congress; there are
some congressmen who want
to reach a settlement and some
who want the Pollard case
behind them. And it's not
going to go away unless Jona-
than is free.
"I thought it would be possi-
ble to get my daughter out
earlier, but at least, thank G-d,
she's alive. Jonathan's still
three levels below the ground.
If we do anything, we want to
get him out of there and into a
decent prison," Henderson
Soviet Jewry
Establishes Agency
Soviet Jewry achieved an his-
toric milestone, when its rep-
resentatives voted in Moscow
to establish the Soviet Jewish
Va'ad, an umbrella body that
will coordinate activities of
Jewish organizations all over
the USSR. It is the first such
institution in Soviet Jewish
The Va'ad fulfills the pri-
mary goal of the founding con-
ference of the Congress of
Jewish Organizations and
Communities of the USSR,
which was to establish an inde-
pendent confederation of
Soviet Jewish organizations
that would develop a consen-
sus on the priorities and objec-
tives of their constituents.
Simcha Dinitz, chairman of
the World Zionist Organiza-
tion and Jewish Agency Exec-
utive, promised the new body
the full support of the Israeli
government and the agency in
all of its endeavors and activi-
Dinitz, speaking in Hebrew,
urged the Va'ad to make Israel
the center of its cultural activi-
Va'ad is the Hebrew word
for committee. Mikhail
Chlenov, the conference orga-
nizer who heads the Jewish
Cultural Association, was
elected its chairman.
The conference was
attended by some 700 dele-
gates from 75 cities and towns
across the Soviet Union.
Meanwhile, a group of 15
Soviet Jews seeking to emi-
grate to Israel began a five-
day hunger strike when the
conference opened in Moscow.
The group complained of
delays of between six to 18
months in obtaining invita-
tions from Israel.
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meals are available if you let us know in advance. The best fares go to j$\ those who make
their reservations early Wl So call your travel agent or call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL
Amtrak's Auto Train. It'll HQ open your eyes to the comforts of taking the train instead.
Seats are limited. Fares subject to change without notice. Some restrictions may apply.

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