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Jewish Floridian
Volume 16 Number 30
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, December 11, 1987
mimm :Price 40 Cents
'W Happy Chanukah North Broward ^
Federation/UJA Serves World of Jewish Needs
'Tea/ I'm ready to help
brighten Chanukah candles
around the world .. and
with your help, tens of
thousands ofourfeUow Jews
here in North Broward
County, in Israel and in SS
other lands will be a little bit
brighter, because someone
In a heartfelt appeal,
Tamarac community leader
Harold L. Oshry, Jewish
Federation/United Jewish
Appeal '88 general cam-
paign chairman, emphasizes
that at the time of this
seasonal celebration, we
must all rededicate
ourselves to make a very
special Chanukah gift a
gift that will reaffirm that
we, as Jews, are 'One Peo-
ple with One Destiny.'
He stated, "In the past
year, things have gotten a
little better for our
brethren, thanks, in part, to
the profound dedication and
generosity of our communi-
ty in response to the
Federation/UJA needs.
In Israel, Ethiopian Jews
are learning to live in a
modern world ... to be
partners in progress in their
new homeland. In Rumania,
10,000 elderly Jews just
received a shipment of food,
clothing and winter fuel. In
North America, many have
received urgently needed
food and medicine. And
here in our own North
Broward 20-area family
community, we are pro-
viding the important social,
cultural and educational ser-
vices so vital to our strength
as a unit.
Helping Their Chanukah
All, in large part, because
our Federation/UJA family
is composed of people like
you, people who care.
But in the celebration of
the season, it is also impor-
tant we remember there are
even greater challenges fac-
ing us as individuals and as
a community, and that there
are even more pressing
reasons to give generously
right now.
Take a moment and look
around. This year, in
Eastern Europe, our people
will remember Chanukah in
silence and sadness, trapped
behind an iron curtain of
fear and oppression. In the
Moslem lands, they will face
the season with little more
than faint hope and an emp-
continued on Page lfr Candles Burn Brighter. .
Coming in '88
1 Super Sunday' Event January 24
World News
GENEVA Three Li-
byan visitors were expelled
from Switzerland after the
authorities were alerted by
Israeli and other foreign
sources that they were plan-
ning terrorist acts against
Libyan dissidents and other
resident aliens in the
WARSAW The musi-
cians of the Israel Philhar-
monic Orchestra which
toured Poland, visited the
site of the Auschwitz-
Birkenau death camp. The
musicians were accom-
panied by David Boguchval,
the only cantor in Warsaw.
He recited the kaddish as
members of the orchestra
laid floral wreaths and
lighted candles at com-
memorative plaques.
This year, the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale will join major
Federations around the
country in making Jan. 24,
the date for Super Sunday,
the Federation s day-long
phon-a-thon on behalf of the
1988 Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
Volunteers will be mann-
ing phones on this very im-
portant day, and the com-
munity is urged to give from
the heart and to come out to
the Soref JCC Perlman
When Your Phone Line
Becomes A Lifeline
campus to show its support
for the local agencies and
programs in Israel that
Federation/UJA dollars
This year's Super Sunday
promises to have events and
activities for the whole fami-
ly, including pony rides,
food, outdoor booths,
sports activities and
There will also be family
and school picnics, pro-
grams for adults and senior
adults, and recreational
Taking on the major task
of chairing this event are
Jim and Ava Phillips of
Plantation. Jim Phillips
declared, "We're aiming to
bring all the major groups of
people who benefit from
Federation/UJA programs
together to make this im-
portant day a tremendous
achievement for the whole
Members of this year's
talented Super Sunday
Continued on Page 8-
In the SpotlightWomen's Division Campaign jgg Goal..
M. Tishberg Hosts $10,000 Ruby Ten Event Jan. 13
This year the Women's
Division Ruby Ten Event, an
annual highlight of the
} Inside
David Posnack Hebrew
J Day School Dedication
December 20 page 7
Maxine Tishberg
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale/United
Jewish Appeal Campaign,
will be hosted by Maxine
Tishberg at her lovely new
home in Bonaventure. On
Wednesday, Jan. 13,
Tishberg will welcome to her
home all women in the com-
munity who make an indepen-
dent commitment of $10,000
or more to the 1988 Women's
Division Campaign.
In 1987 there were 76
women who proudly wore the
Lion of Judah pin, an interna-
tional symbol of a woman's
personal commitment of
$6,000 or more. Of these 76
women, 29 wore the Lion of
Judah with the glittering
ruby eye, reflecting a
woman's commitment of
$10,000 or more. So far, five
more women have joined this
group of Ruby Lions for the
1988 campaign, and Women's
Division Major Gifts chair-
man Claire Oshry is confident
that by Jan. 13 the numbers
will be even greater.
According to Oshry, the
women who attend the Ruby
Ten Bruncheon at the
Tishberg home are in for a
real treat when they meet
special guest Bobi Klotz,
Chairman of the National
UJA Women's Division. "I
have had the pleasure of hear-
ing Bobi speak on several oc-
casions," said Oshry, "and
each time I come away even
more inspired and more
Klotz assumed the National
Continued on Page 9-
Claire Oakry
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdak/Friday, December 11,1987
Coming to Greater Fort Lauderdale...
At Palm-Aire Luncheon Dec. 14
Dr. Ruth Gruber will be the
featured guest speaker at the
Palm-Aire Federation/UJA Divi-
sion on Monday, Dec. 14.
Author and foreign correspon-
dent, Gruber has covered Israel
from its birth. She is author of 14
books, six of them on Israel, in-
cluding the very successful "Ra-
quela, A Woman of Israel." Dr.
Gruber has won the National
Jewish Book award.
From her mission for Presiden-
tial Roosevelt during World War
II in which she helped rescue
1,000 refugees from the
Holocaust, through the signing of
the Israel-Egypt Peace Accords,
Dr. Gruber was there.
In an exclusive interview with
the Jewish Floridian, Ruth Gruber
talked about her many travels,
rescue missions, and her latest
book, "Rescue: The Exodus of the
Ethiopian Jews."
In her latest book, Gruber tells
the true story of how thousands of
Ethiopian Jews struggled to make
it into camps in the Sudan, where
a deal was struck with the
Sudanese government that allow-
ed them to be rescued by the
Israeli Military.
In researching her book, Gruber
was given details of the mission
and the refugees involved by the
Massad and the U.S. Ambassador
for refugees. Gruber stated, "This
time around, the State Depart-
ment was much more cooperative,
as opposed to during World War
II, when I was only allowed to
rescue 1,000 refugees who had
escaped to Italy." That story is
told in her last book, "Haven: The
Unknown Story of 1,000 World
War II Refugees."
Reviews of her latest book,
"Rescue: The Exodus of the
Ethiopian Jews," have been glow-
ing. Elie Wiesel says, "This is
Ruth Gruber's best book, one
reads it with delight and fascina-
tion. Her description of the saga
of Ethiopian Jewry's modern ex-
odus will move the reader to
deeper commitment."
Gruber says, I feel about this
book the way one feels about a
newborn baby, it's closest to my
One reason that Dr. Gruber
wrote "Rescue" is to help arouse
public opinion to induce the Ethio-
pian marxist government to open
its doors and allow the
10,000-20,000 Ethiopian Jews still
in that country to join many of
their children in Israel
As part of her research for
Gruber's latest book, she took pic-
tures of the young Ethiopians who
had come to Israel, and then took
the photos to Ethiopia, where she
searched for the children's
families in the little villages high
in the mountains of the Condar
Province. She sat with the
families and wept with them as
they perused the pictures of their
kids. Then she took photos of the
families, letters from them, and
gifts back to Israel for the
Gruber relates, "The anguish of
their separation is so palpable you
can almost touch it; some of the
Ethiopian school children in
Israel, for example, spend part of
their day weeping for their
In talking about the dangers of
the traveling she has done for the
U.S. government and for her
research, Gruber mentioned an in-
cident from her last book,
"Haven, the unknown Story of
1,000 World War II Refugees:"
"When we were on the ship that
was taking the refugees to the
U.S., we had air raid alerts, and
constant submarine alarms, and
when we somehow made it into
the New York Harbor, one of the
Rabbis asked if he could say a
prayer, the Shehechiyanu, which
is the prayer of survival. We all
stood up and said it with him,
Ruth Gruber
because we made it through a
very treacherous voyage."
When asked if she was afraid of
the many missions she has been
involved in, Gruber responded,
"When one has a goal, one tends
to put blinders on to reach it."
Dr. Ruth Gruber is very pleased
to have been invited to speak at
the Palm-Aire Division Paceset-
ters luncheon, because it is at
functions such as these that
money is raised which makes it
possible to help Ethiopian Jews
and other groups in Israel and 33
other lands around the world.
Margate Brings In The New Year
With Federation/UJA Shabbat
Close to 1,000 people are ex-
pected to attend the first Federa-
tion/UJA Shabbat of the calendar
New Year on Jan. 1, at Temple
Beth Am, 7205 Royal Palm Blvd.
in Margate.
Temple Beth Am's Rabbi Paul
Plotkin expressed his hope that on
this Shabbat every one will
become acquainted with this
year's fund-raising campaign, the
work of the Jewish Federation in
the Ft. Lauderdale community,
and its importance to Israel.
"You can't assume that people
know what the needs are every
year, so it's vital that we tell them
about it," said Plotkin.
The guest speaker on this im-
portant and spiritual evening will
i be Bill Katzberg, a featured col-
umnist for the Jewish Journal and
a board of director member of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale.
In addition to presenting an
overview of this year's Federa-
tion/UJA campaign, Mr. Katzberg
will touch on the needs of the
seniors of this community. Katz-
berg says, "The problems of
Jewish aging in this community
have become complex, and we will
need to become increasingly con-
cerned about these problems and
the care that will be needed to
take care of these people."
Katzberg, who has chaired some
of Margate's previous campaigns,
added that it is very nice of Rabbi
Plotkin and Temple Beth Am to
be sponsoring this Federa-
tion/UJA shabbat. The Temple
has been historically involved in
the campaign over the years.
Rabbi Paul Plotkin is an ap-
pointed member of the Jewish
Federation's Board of Directors.
He recently came back from an
emotional trip to Poland as part of
a contingent of 25 Rabbis.
Federation campaign associate
Paul Levine said, "This Federa-
tion/UJA shabbat will allow us the
opportunity to let the community
know that the Federation/UJA
campaign is underway and that
volunteers will be ringing
Rabbi Plotkin b. Katzberg
doorbells to get people Involved in
the spirit of giving."
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From the Officers, Board of Directors
and Professional Staff .
Happy Chanukah
Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
8358 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33351
Sheldon S. Polish
Harold L. Oshry
General Chairman
Kenneth B. Bierman
Executive Director
Young Business and
Professionals To Hold Happg Hour
The Young Business and Pro-
fessional Division of the Jewish
Federation is looking for a big tur-
nout at their next event, a happy
hour that will be held at the Mar-
riott Cypress Creek Hotel in the
Kick's lounge on Thursday, Dec.
17. The party gets going at 6 p.m.,
and with a $5 admission there will
be a live band and hot and cold
hors d'oeuvres.
Shana Safer, chairperson of the
Young Business and Professionals
group, says, "This type of event is
a wonderful opportunity for
young Jewish people in their 20s
and 30s to meet and socialize.
Shana encourages all Young
Business and Professionals to
mark their calendars to reserve
Saturday night, Jan. 16, for a very
special affair to be held at the Em-
bassy Suites Hotel.
The Young Business and Pro-
fessional Division is a component
group of the Leadership Develop-
ment Program of the Jewish
Federation of Fort Lauderdale.
Call Joyce Fishman Klein at
748-8400 for more details.
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Friday, December 11, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
u... set out from here to
a land of milk and honey"
(Exodus 33:3)
"Claw Dismissed"
Every seat in the room was fill-
ed. There was standing room only,
as Susan Weidman Schneider ad-
dressed an important session at
the General Assembly in Miami.
The author of several books, and
Editor-in-Chief of 'Lilith'
magazine, her subject was both
shocking and disturbing.
Ms. Schneider asked each per-
son in the room to, "Imagine that
you are a freshman at an East
Coast college, attending a football
game. You are walking in front of
the stands when the chant would
rise, 'JAP, JAP.' Imagine that
you are this 18 year old student at
the library. On the table in front of
you is carved vicious anti-Semitic,
racist, graffiti primarily aimed at
the Jewish women students."
These, and other just as
degrading, experiences are hap-
pening with increasing frequency
at such highly regarded schools as
Syracuse University and
elsewhere across the nation. Can
you imagine what this type of
harassment does for this young
woman's sense of herself as a Jew
and as a woman? What are the im-
plications to all of us as Jews?
This problem has come to be
called'JAP-baiting' on our univer-
sity campuses. It was recently
brought to the attention of the
Syracuse Jewish Federation.
'Lilith' (Fall, 1987), the nation's
only independent Jewish
Women's magazine, reported:
"Federation leaders have met
with key university ad-
ministrators. 'We look at this
issue as not one of JAP-baiting,
but one of prejudice and anti-
Semitism,' said Barry Silverberg,
Syracuse Jewish Federation's ex-
ecutive vice-president, 'It's anti-
Jewish. It goes beyond the implici-
ty of anti-feminist issues.' "
Jewish women are emerging as
an increasingly distinctive group
in American society. They are at
the top of their classes in law and
medical schools. They are suc-
cessful in their chosen professions
and many excel in formerly all
male fields. "However," Ms.
Schneider related, "There is no
other group of women in North
America, no other religious group,
no other ethnic group about which
there is this same body of jokes
and stereotyping. There are 'JAP'
coloring books, 'JAP' posters, and
'JAP' greeting cards, which are
drawn in the same vein as classic
anti-Semitism (large noses, frizzy
hair, overly made-up and so forth).
On the campuses the graffiti and
the nastiness has tipped from the
benign 'Jewish American
Princess' to sexual comments
about all Jewish women... to an-
nihilationist comments, (i.e., 'Kill
Jews, Give Hitler another chance'
carved in the library desk at
Syracuse University), affecting
the entire Jewish community."
Today Jewish women are finally
moving into positions in religious
life. They are assuming positions
of responsibility and participation
in the community, and in the out-
side world? Why now ... has this
stereotype had this ugly
resurgence? The phrase that
developed quite harmlessly, pro-
bably from her childhood days as
'Daddy's little princess,' is being
used as a put-down for the adult
woman who, at long last, is
achieving her rightful place in
society. The entire Jewish com-
munity must make every effort to
protect itself against a new muta-
tion of that old disease ... anti-
A Special Lady Helps Elderly
Blanche Bombart, Community Volunteer Services, chairman of
Hope Chapter, B'nai B'rith Women, hoe recently been recognized
for her outstanding volunteer efforts. Blanche was recently
awarded "Volunteer of the Year" by B'nai B'rith Women, South
Costal Region and then the Niles Award from B'nai B'rith Inter-
national which named her National Volunteer of the Year. Shown
are AUyn Kanowsky, right, director Jewish Community Center's
WECARE Volunteer Service Program; Blanche Bombart, center,
and Sandra Friedland, Jewish Federation's coordinator of
Senior Services. Blanche's efforts enrich the hves of the elderly
through both the Federation's Kosher Nutrition Programs and
the many programs WECARE sponsors, especially the Food Pan-
try. Blanche also sees to it that Hope Chapter sponsors a
Chanukah party for a Nutrition Program complete with enter-
tainment and presents. The Jewish community is proud to have
Blanche Bombart's special contributions acknowledged by the
B'nai B'rith community.
The Gathering
The Family
of Federation..
Fritzi Sporn and her daughter
Cyndi Margolin celebrate with
the group as Fritzi gets
another year better!
NCCJ Awards
Dinner Feb. 27
Sheldon S. Polish, president of
the Jewish Federation has been
named as one of the vice chairmen
for the Saturday, Feb. 27, 1988
Brotherhood Awards Dinner of
the National Conference of Chris-
tians and Jews, it was announced
by James Blosser, chairman of the
The dinner will be held in the
new Panaroma Ballroom of Pier
66. Awards for service to the com-
munity and to the cause of
brotherhood will be presented at
Joining Polish as vice chairmen
are D. Keith Cobb; Michael B.
Curran; Hal M. Davis; James W.
Dearing; Eric W. Deckinger; Fer
dinand N. Heeb; Robert J. Henn-
inger; Robert M. Hersh; H.
Wayne Huizenga; The Hon.
Elizabeth Krant; Jack N. Mandel;
Gerald M. Morris, Esq.; George F.
Myles; Thomas P. O'Donnell;
Rhonda G. Rasmussen; Joe!
Reinstein, Esq.; Margaret B.
Roach; John W. Ruffin, Jr.; Mike
T. Skidd; William H. Smith and
Carol A. Weber.
David H. Rush is chairman of
the Board of the Broward NCCJ
National Chairman
Syms, a New York
businessman, has been elected
U.S. national chairman of
State of Israel Bonds, which
markets Israeli government
securities. He will assume his
new post Jan. 1, when he will
succeed William Belzberg of
Beverly Hills, Calif. Syms,
who recently returned here
from meeting with leading
Israeli government officials,
has held a variety of leadership
posts for the bonds
Birthday celebrations at The Gathering Place Nettie Tobias,
center, with her daughter Florence Friedman and friend
Florence Shuman.
Aqencv Focus
Arts and Crafts and Ceramic classes at The Gathering Place are
full to capacity! The classes are doing beautiful work. Volunteer
teacher Lenore Tepper is at the back of the picture. Volunteers are
the backbone of the program at The Gathering Place. If you have
talents to share please volunteer by calling Bonnie Krauss at

Now the community has something good to celebrate.
The Fontainebleau Hilton has invested $2 million in
an all-new Kosher Banquet Facility. We now offer:
Completely separate facilities dedicated
strictly to Kosher food.
Capability to serve up to 10,000 Kosher
meals at a sitting.
All food preparation under strict rabbinical
For great weddings or bar mitzvahs, the Fontainebleau is
just the beginning. Contact our catering department at
538-2000, extension 3521.

444K oilins Avenue, Miami, Florida 33140

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 11, 1987
Focus, Viewpoints, Opinions, and Commentaries

Needed: A 'Glasnost' Soaking
Signers of the Helsinki accords returned to Vienna recently for
the concluding session of their review conference, where the
West's central concern is certain to be Moscow's conduct with
respect to human rights. A striking feature of the ten-month-old
conference has been how little Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of
glasnost is reflected in the actual proposals and speeches of the
Kremlin delegation.
The West has advanced a number of new proposals aimed at
sharply clarifying and extending the language of the Helsinki ac-
cords' humanitarian provision. The Soviet response, however, has
been either negative or a reiteration of state formulas, hardly
characteristic of "new thinking." No wonder then that a British
diplomat, before the July 31 adjournment, advised the Soviet
delegation to "soak yourselves in glasnost."
Without meaningful human rights progress covering the free
movement of people and ideas, the West's agreement on a con-
cluding document would be inadvisable; if the document focused
largely on security and trade matters a Soviet objective it
would be unbalanced and a distortion of the Helsinki process.
The West's purpose at Vienna this fall is threefold: 1) to urge
the extension of glasnost, which is perceived as having significant-
ly slowed; 2) to recommend the institutionalization of the recent
positive changes lest they be reversed; and 3) to create a perma-
nent Helsinki mechanism aimed at facilitating compliance with
the accords' provisions.
Progress in the area of emigration is deemed urgent. While
Soviet officials keep referring to the new rules of Jan. 1 as
liberalizing travel, U.S. Ambassador Warren Zimmermann has
noted that the increase in exit visas for Soviet Jews remains,
disappointingly, at much less than one-half the average annual
rate of the 1970's. Moscow's restrictions on emigration are seen
by the bulk of the Helsinki members as anachronistic; and several
leading neutral countries have called for the solution of all exit
visa problem cases within a month after the end of the Vienna
What is particularly dismaying is Moscow's rejection of ap-
plicants for exit visas on arbitrary grounds of allegedly knowing
"state secrets." Eventhough Gorbachev himself, in October 1985,
had suggested a 5-10 year limit on its applicability, the capricious
use of this device has resulted in innumerable exit visa refusals.
Of nearly 800 Jewish students who have sought to emigirate only
65 have been allowed to leave. Ambassador Zimmermann called
for an end to "this shameful charade of toying with people's lives
for bogus reasons of security." A Western proposal has been in-
troduced that would place severe time limits on the use of "state
secrets" for emigration refusals.
Of concern, too, is possible backtracking. If numerous political
prisoners have been released (although hundreds still remain in
the gulag), what is to prevent their re-incarceration? Western
spokesmen have wondered as to why the legal devices for political
repression Articles 70 and 190-1 of the Russian criminal code
have not been removed. Preventing recurrences of earlier
massive abuses is seen as requiring institutional changes.
Machinery to cope with future human rights violations is a par-
ticular priority. A novel proposal formulated jointly by France,
Denmark and the Netherlands would require bilateral talks bet-
ween any Helsinki state and the alleged offender. This would be
followed by a "special meeting" of the Helsinki signatories to
"resolve specific situations or cases." Human rights violators
would find themselves publicly targeted, thereby enhancing the
proposal's deterrent value.
None of these measures have won a favorable response. Rather,
the Soviets have attempted to trivialize some of the issues in
replying to Western challenges about politial prisoners whose
dissenting views had landed them in the gulag, Soviet Am-
bassador Yuri Kashlev read a Pravdo-published list of some 20
Americans who he claimed were "political prisoners." A careful
check revealed that in most instances the individuals had either
been charged with or sentenced for crimes of violence.
Soviet officials were not embarrassed to raise once again the
idea of a human insistence in the West that hosts of the proposed
conference must have an exemplary human rights record. When
the United States spelled out 10 standard Helsinki conditions
with which hosts were expected to comply, Soviet officials simply
charged that it "smacked of an ultimatum."
William Korey
Korey, an authority on Soviet Jewry, is Director of Interna-
tional Policy Research for B'nai B'rith International.
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reflect the opinion of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdaie.
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AJCongress adopted and issued a
policy statement on the Middle
East peace process that was at
odds with the Israeli Prime
Minister's opinion. Candidly, even
I as the Congress president, was
Such a policy could not have
been adopted in the past; the rank
and file membership would not
have permitted it. What has
Two things have changed. The
first is the stark realization that if
the status quo continues, in 12
years Arabs will constitute 45 per-
cent of the population of Israel
and the occupied territories, and a
few years thereafter the majority
population in the "Jewish" state
will not be Jewish.
Our task force undertook first
to determine whether these
dismal demographic forecasts
were in dispute. Unfortunately,
they are not. They are the product
of Arnon Soffer, the dean of Haifa
University's Faculty of Social
Science and Mathematics, and are
based on demographic data of
Israel's Bureau of Statistics. We
found no sociologists or
demographers who differ with
that data or who draw significally
different conclusions from it.
There exist no alternative data.
Intellectuals and political
figures stated, correctly, that if
very large numbers of American
Jews or Soviet Jews move to
Israel, or if large numbers of
Palestinians were to emigrate to
the oil-producing states as they
did in the 1970s (they have since
returned to the West Bank), the
forecasts would prove to be
wrong. We concluded that any
one of these events is possible, but
The second thing that has
changed is that Israel has a "uni-
ty" government that is at a total
stand off. Half actively seek a
compromise with Jordan and the
Palestinians to avoid the obvious
consequences of a continuation of
the status quo.
The other half, however, led by
the Prime Minister, while wanting
peace, are either content with the
status quo or would carve it in
stone by formally annexing the oc-
cupied territories. They oppose
vehemently the International
Peace conference supported by
Shimon Peres and King Hussein.
We pressed the Prime Minister
and his supporters to determine
whether they have any alternative
proposals that might avert the
realization of the forecasts. They
had none.
The International Peace Con-
ference is far from the ideal for-
mat for peace negotiations. It is,
however, a method, agreed to by
Shimon Peres and King Hussein,
that will produce direct, face-to-
face negotiations, without precon-
ditions, among Israel, Jordan and
Palestinian representatives, thus
satisfying the core Israeli demand
of the past 39 years.
Peres and Hussein have agreed
that the PLO will not represent
the Palestinians. And they have
agreed that no dispute may be
submitted to the International
convenors (the five Security Coun-
cil members) for resolution if
either Israel or Jordan objects.
The U.S. for its part, has com-
mitted itself to join Israel in walk-
ing out of the Conference if the
international convenors should
attempt to impose a solution on
Israel. All of us agreed, and
Shimon Peres agrees, that it is not
the ideal format. But there are no
other viable options, except doing
nothing and permitting the future
to unfold.
Permitting the future to unfold
with no change in the status quo
means that in a decade and a half
there will be no democratic Jewish
Theodore R. Mann is the presi-
dent of the American Jewish
I change my personal opinion
from day to day on the issue of an
international Middle East peace
conference, although I usually
wind up in the negative column.
The international arena is a per-
fidious jungle, and jungles being
noted for an abundance of quick-
sand. I am not so sure that Israel
could extricate itself from such an
undertaking, once begun, should
the occasion warrant a
withdrawal, without more
damage than is presently
calculated by the sanguine
Foreign Minister.
After all, even the U.S., upon
whom Israel can rely best, has had
its three most recent elected
presidents back-track on their
pro-Israel campaign rhetoric
shortly after assuming office, by
presenting plans for Middle East
peace arrangements which were
decidedly inimical to Israel's in-
terests in survival.
As for the Russians, can they
ever be trusted? As for the rest,
their long record of sole concern
for national self-interest speaks
for itself.
Doing nothing, while waiting
for direct negotiations, is also
risky, to be sure. While Jordan
and even Syria might come to
their senses like Egypt did, spur-
red by the increasing fiscal crunch
if nothing else, one cannot predict
such an eventuality, particularly
in the unpredictable, volatile Mid-
dle East.
So there is danger either way.
The decision to go with an in-
ternational conference or not to
could well be a "life and death"
decision. In that case, isn't it best
left up to the Israelis? It will be
their lives or deaths.
Nor is it an easy decision. In-
deed, it is so fraught with com-
plexities and dangers that I don't
think anyone can figure it out.
When the vote is taken in Israel. I
Continued on Page 15
Friday, December 11,1987
Volume 16
Number 30

Friday, December 11, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort I^auderdale Page 5
CJF 56th General Assembly Stresses Peace and Human Rights
More than 3,500 delegates,
representatives of more than 200
Jewish Federations from
throughout North America,
recently heard Israel's Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir call for a
meeting of all Arab nations in an
effort to bring about a peaceful co-
Shamir, who was the keynote
speaker at the Council of Jewish
Federation's 56th General
Assembly at Miami Beach's Fon-
tainebleau Hilton, the head-
quarter's hotel, also stressed the
important role accomplished by
American Jewry, not only in
terms of their generous gifts
through the Federation/United
Jewish Appeal campaigns, but the
positive support and dialogue
towards the Israeli people, bring-
ing about a special camaraderie
that responds to the human needs
of all brethren.
In referring to one of the
highlight issues of the meetings,
outgoing CJF president Shoshana
Cardin referred to the legislation
defining "who is a Jew" in Israel
and said, "The political parties of
Israel should now deal with this
matter through the Knesset, as it
would wreak deep divisiveness
and widespread disaffection in the
world Jewish community."
Speaking at the assembly's
opening plenary session, Cardin
affirmed that it is not CJF's role
to "comment on what are and
what are not appropriate conver-
sion procedures, nor do we repre-
sent any specific ideology."
"But likewise," she said,
"Israel's major political parties
should not exploit the long-
standing controversy over
whether people converted to
Judaism by non-Orthodox rabbis
should be recognized as Jews in
"This issue must not be used for
political trading by the major par-
ties either to fashion or to topple a
government," Cardin said.
Cardin said that CJF's goal is to
"help fashion that vital and uni-
que international entity into the
mechanism that will identify and
respond to the human needs of
Israel in the 21st century."
Lauderhill Mall
Chanukah Event
The B'nai B'rith men's and
women's chapters of Lauderhill
invite the community to attend
the annual Chanukah
Candlelighting ceremony and
festival on Thursday, Dec. 17, at
the Lauderhill mall.
The festivities get underway at
1 p.m. Jack Salz will emcee the
program, along with Cantors
Philip Erstling and Adolph
Novak. This year's guest speaker
is Rabbi Israel I. Halpern of the
Hebrew Congregation of
Lauderhill, who will give a speech
on the meaning of this very
special Holiday.
The Lauderhill Senior
Choraleers conducted by Mr. Neil
NacLaren and accompanied by
George Shwiller will present an
uplifting musical program. Mr.
Shwiller will also play a violin
Once again, this year's program
is being chaired by Louis and
Lillian Balitxer. This is the
festival's 11th year and the City of
Lauderhill has recognised this
festival as important to the Jewish
community of the area.
For more information on this
year's Chanukah candlelighting
festival contact the Lauderhill
mail st 581-6186.
Some of the address focused on
a number of domestic concerns as
well as such international issues
as the plight of Jews in the so-
called countries of distress:
Ethiopia, Iran, Syria and the
Soviet Union.
She spoke proudly of "Opera-
tion Moses," the effort to airlift
thousands of Ethiopian Jews to
Israel, which reached its peak in
late 1984, but was then aborted
when Israel's confirmation of the
secret exodus made world
The General Assembly which
ran from Nov. 17-22, had five
plenary sessions, a business ses-
sion, 20 forums and more than 100
workshops on topics representing
a wide range of domestic and in-
ternational concerns.
Other addresses included
former U.S. Ambassador to the
United Nations Jeane Kirpatrick,
and other prominent national and
Israeli speakers.
The plight of Soviet Jewry came
up, in addition to this week's
Washington, D.C. "Mobilization
to the Summit," when musical
performer Mary Travers, of
Peter, Paul and Mary, spoke of a
by recently released Refusenik
Ida Nudel, who is in Israel, and by
Mendel Kaplan, newly elected
chairman of the Jewish Agency
Board of Governors, who is in
Among some of the local area
awards presented were the Young
Leadership Award to Federation
board member and UJA general
co-chairman Richard Finkelstein
of Fort Lauderdale; Rabbinical
Award to Rabbi Paul Plotkin of
Temple Beth Am, Margate; and
Foundation Award to Foundation
of Jewish Philanthropies legal
committee chairman Carl
Cardin was succeeded in the
post of CJF president by Mandel
Berman of Detroit.
visit she made to the Soviet Union
in which she met with Soviet
Jewish Refuseniks. On short
notice, she learned the Hebrew
words to the biblical song, "Dodi
Li" (I Am My Beloved), which she
sang with the Refuseniks. The
group performed the song which
moved many to join the chorus
and others to tears.
The convention, which is the
largest annual gathering of Jews,
also heard addresses via satellite
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Iron Curtain Air Rights
TEL AVIV (JTA) Poland and Czechoslovakia have
given permission to Israeli commercial planes to fly through
their airspace, lifting a ban imposed when those countries broke
diplomatic relations with Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.
One result will be to shorten El Al's flights between Tel Aviv
and Copenhagen by 20 minutes, the airline announced. El Al will
soon introduce new Boeing 757 aircraft on this and other routes.
The new planes, which can seat 191 passengers, will replace the
Boeing 707s now in use.
Israel and Poland took the first steps toward re-establishing
diplomatic ties last summer, when Israel opened an interest sec-
tion in Warsaw and Poland opened one in Tel Aviv. Interest sec-
tions are the lowest level of diplomatic representation.
There has been no such move to date between Israel and
From Israel With Love...
In a recent Mission to Israel, UJA campaign leaders met with a
number of Ethiopian Jewish youngsters, a group of the 14,000
refugees who were part of the "Operation Moses" campaign that
found a new home and new hope in the promised land.
A special moment occurred at a Jewish Agency Youth Aliyah
village when 16-year-old Benjamin Alemansh caught the atten-
tion of Federation assistant executive director Alan Margolies,
and a friendship was born.
An 'out of sight, out of mind' did not apply in this friendship,
because the other day Alan received a heartfelt letter from the
teenager which read in part:
... Hello, how have you been Alan Margolin, I love you, I am
sure you give me a potato. I am a good boy, I not have a father and
my mother in Ethiopia. I not speak English, I am glad to see you, I
am glad to meet you. Good luck, bye bye. Have a good time.
The handwritten letter also contained a drawing of three con-
nected trees leading to a synagogue with birds and a pet dog.
So the next time you pledge your gift to the '88 Federation/U J A
remember Benjamin and the tens of thousands of Benjamins who
count on American Jewry for their life-giving, life-enhancing
commitment and generosity, and you too can have a friend for
2nd Annual Federation/
UJA Superstar
Benefit Show
Starring Shecky Green
Sunrise Musical Theater-
Wed. Eve. March 16 1988
Shecky Greene
More Soviet to U.S. Visits
The number of Soviet
citizens allowed to visit
relatives in the United States
has risen substantially in the
last few months, indicating
new moves by the Soviet
Government to ease restric-
tions on travel, according to
the Commission on Security
and Cooperation in Europe.
From June through August
1987, 1,260 Soviet citizens
received private travel and
tourism visas to visit the U.S.,
compared to 550 for the same
period in 1986 and an annual
average of only 1,600
throughout most of the 1980's.
The vast majority of these
visas are for family visits.
Last July, Rudolf Kuznet-
sov, head of the Visas and
Registration Department
(OVIR) of the USSR Ministry
of Internal Affairs, stated that
restrictions on travel have
been eased under the emigra-
tion and travel law that went
into effect on January 1. He
stated that within the limits of
the rules, there is now no ceil-
ing on the number of times a
Soviet citizen can travel
abroad, except to the extent
that the Ministry of Finance
limits conversion of the
necessary hard currency.
In the past, obtaining per-
mission to visit relatives in the
U.S. has been a lengthy, cost-
ly, burdensome and arbitrary
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Friday, December 11, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 7
The New Simon Wiesenthal Center Traveling Exhibit,
'Portraits of Infamy' Comes to Greater Fort Lauderdale Dec. 14-20
L. Brodzki D. Cantor
They tell a story of hatred, isolation and fanaticism, but also add
a small measure of consolation ...
Amid growing signs of a relaxa-
tion by Soviet authorities of
restrictions on Jewish emigration
and the Washington Mobilization
this week, the Jewish Federation
in honor of their 20th and Israel's
40th Anniversaries, is sponsoring
the Simon Wiesenthal "Portraits
of Infamy" exhibit, on display
Monday, Dec. 14, through Sun-
day, Dec. 20, at the Broward
County Main Library, 100 S. An-
drews Avenue, in downtown Fort
In a special preview reception
on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m.,
Federation/UJA campaign leader-
ship, state, county and city
municipal officials will hear Rabbi
Abraham Cooper, the Center's
Associate dean and project
manager, who will provide an in-
formative narrative of the
28-panel stark illustrations and
cartoons, depicting the deep roots
of official and anti-Semitism in
Soviet culture.
Federation vice president
Daniel D. Cantor of Tamarac,
event chair, urges everyone in the
whole of Broward County, and the
Eger to Be
Honored By
Tel Aviv U.
Dr. Milton J. Eger, of Deer-
field Beach and formerly of
Aliquippa, Pa., will be the reci-
pient of the Tel Aviv Universi-
ty Friendship Award at a
Tribute to be held in his honor
on December 5 in Denver. The
Tribute will coincide with the
annual meetings of the
American Academy of Op-
tometry and is held m coopera-
tion with the American
Friends of Tel Aviv University
and the American Friends of
Israel Optometry.
Dr. Eger, an Optometrist,
has been instrumental in help-
ing to establish the first Op-
tometry Program in Israel at
Tel Aviv University. He will be
recognized for his outstanding
"devotion and dedication to
the pursuit of superior eye
care in the Middle East," ac-
cording to Tribute Chairmen
Dr. William Baldwin and Dr.
Henry Peters. Dr. Baldwin is
Dean and Professor of Op-
tometry at the University of
Houston College of Optometry
and Dr. Peters is Executive
Director of the UAB Research
Foundation and Dean
Emeritus, School of Op-
tometry, University of
Alabama Medical Center.
Dr. Eger has enjoyed a
diversified career in many
aspects of Optometry. In solo
practice for many decades, in
Aliquippa, his office became a
training ground for many OD.
graduates. .....
neighboring counties of Dade and
Palm Beach, to come and tour the
powerful, disturbing collections of
memorabilia. He stressed, "The
drawings featured in the exhibit,
mostly taken from Soviet
newspapers and posters span the
history of communist control in
the Soviet Union. They represent
a conscious desire by Soviet
leaders to use anti-Semitism as a
tool of social control. There was
no age limit when it came to
persecute our brethren, and there
should be no curtailment in allow-
ing even the youngest of our
children the opportunity to see
firsthand the oppression of the
Working with Cantor and Lud-
wik Brodzki, chairman, Federa-
tion's 20th Anniversary and the
State of Israel's 40th Birthday are
hostess chair Lenore Schulman
and co-chairs Dorothy Small,
Maya Nathan, Pola Brodzki and
Jean Kletzky, who are finalizing
the preview last minute details.
In an advance interview with
Rabbi Cooper, who will come to
South Florida from the Center's
Los Angeles, California offices, he
indicated that the impact of these
cartoons has been a denigration of
the Jewish people of Zionism.
"They didn't invent anti-
Semitism, but they recognized
that it has been a constant in
Soviet society, and that it was
something they could build upon
for internal goals."
Several panels in the exhibit
document the persistence of cer-
tain anti-Semitic images over the
centuries. Drawings from the
Middle Ages portray Jews as
bloated capitalists, as horned
devils and ritual murderers. It
shows how these images were
refined during the Nazi years
and how they continue under the
guise of anti-Zionism in the press
of the Soviet Union.
The exhibit previewed at the
Rotunda of the United States
Senate in June and since then has
appeared in New York, Chicago
and Australia.
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through Thursday, Dec. 14-17, 10
a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Satur-
day, Dec. 18 and 19, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 20, 1 to 5
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'It's a portrait of my mother waiting for my
phone call."
Super Sunday Jan. 24
Continued from Page 1
Committee team are Stuart
Tatz, Sharon Horowitz,
Stan Cohen, Bonnie
Sobelman, Selma Telles,
Deborah Hahn, Jeff
Streitfeld, Carole Skolnik,
Richard Kessler, Nancy
Herbach, Donna Nartell,
Edith Sherman, Esther
Lerner, Raymond Finkel,
Enid Brot, Marty Sadldn,
Sue Symons, Sam Dickert,
and Gladys Daren.
The following sub-
committees were formed:
Recruitment and Agency
Liaison headed by Ray
Finkel; phones the
Business and Executive
Network; celebrities and
campus events Stuart
Tatz; training Gladys
Daren; hospitality Young
Business and Professionals
group; decorations
BBYO; teen recruitment
Richard Kessler, Sharon
Horowitz; pledge cards
Selma Telles; young couples
wine and cheese party
Jim and Ava Phillips; public
relations and budget com-
mittee Richard Kessler,
Ray Finkel, Selma Telles,
Jim and Ava Phillips, and
Nancy Herbach.
This year's Super Sunday
is sure to have activities and
events for everyone who
comes out for the day-long
event of special
significances to the Jewish
community. So make an ef-
fort to contribute to this
special day, because "you
can make a difference."
Coming ... "Super Sunday '88"
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Friday, December 11, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 9
Women's Perspectives At Conference Day Meet
"Power is not a bad word."
Susan Weidman Schneider
believes women need more of it,
and she said so, in an electrifying
message to those who attended
Jewish Women's Conference Day,
sponsored recently by Women's
One woman, who admitted she
is usually bored by speeches, said,
"I didn't sleep through this one. I
listened to every word." That sen-
timent was echoed by many who
attended the Nov. 15 gathering at
the Cypress Creek Marriott.
After a delicious Continental
breakfast of danish and coffee, the
women listened as Schneider
began to put the American Jewish
woman in perspective. "Who are
we?" she asked. We share with
our non-Jewish sisters concerns
about equal pay and reproductive
rights, but there are many
Catholic women have tradi-
tionally taken on public religious
roles as nuns, and have role
models such as Rose Kennedy,
whose religion was part of her
public lifestyle.
In contrast, the woman's role in
traditional Judaism was not a
religious one. The biblical descrip-
tion of the "woman of valor" in-
cludes such things as taking care
of the family's food and clothing
needs, giving to the poor and even
buying real estate. It does not in-
clude praying in the synagogue or
attending in any way to the
family's spiritual needs.
In addition, "We have no blue-
stocking tradition of intellectual
spinsterhood. There is no Jewish
Emily Dickinson or Alice James."
Jewish women are the best
educated in America. We are told
to take a reading of our talents
and act upon them, but "even that
message is not unambiguous. We
are also told, 'don't educate
yourself out of the marriage
market.' There is a feeling that
while you are becoming a profes-
sional, you are "imperiling your
chances for domestic bliss.
Jewish women face added
pressure once they are married,
Schneider said, because there is
"no such thing as a 'good enough'
mother." Schneider describes a
Jewish mother; "You can eat off
her floors and she can feed 50
shabbos guests on 15 minutes
notice with half a chicken. We pro-
bably can do it," she said. "The
myth is that we can do it and be
happy with it."
Schneider mentioned another
serious problem facing Jewish
women. "We alone have a body of
jokes about us that stereotype us
in' a negative way in a public
arena," she said. "JAP jokes"
perpetuate unfavorable images of
Jewish women as lazy,
materialistic and selfish. They
damage women's self esteem, as
well as relationships between
Jewish men and women, she said.
The position of women in
Judaism has improved, Schneider
said. She cited growing numbers
of women rabbis, cantors and
Talmud scholars and the increas-
ing importance of naming
ceremonies for girl babies.
Sometimes, she said, it's harder
to make changes closer to home.
Many synagogue and Hebrew Day
schools still use textbooks and
other learning aids that show girls
in traditional household roles,
while the boys go off to shul with
dad. "The only difference is, it's
not Devorah and David anymore,"
she said. "It's Jennifer and
Many Jewish households no
longer fit the traditional mold. In-
creasing numbers of single-parent
families mean the Jewish agencies
must make changes in order to
keep up.
Schneider stressed the need for
Keynote speaker Susan Weid-
man Schneider, I eft,
authographs a copy of her book,
"Jewish and Female: Choices
and Changes in Our Lives To-
day," for Women'8 Division
president Alvera Gold.
women to seek powerful positions
in the hierarchy of Jewish
organizations. "Get on the
nominating committees," she
said. "Get on the budget
Why is it so important to have
women in key positions? Because,
Schneider said, women see needs
that men overlook. If we wait for
men to fund Jewish day-care
centers, we'll wait too long. The
same applies to meeting the other
needs of single-parent Jewish
"We are alienating thousands
and thousands of women who
don't feel there is a place for them
in our community," she said. By
putting women in positions of
power, "we will strengthen the
community for women and for
Schneider, editor of "Lilith"
magazine, has spoken on this topic
hundreds of times, and has been
interviewed on radio and televi-
sion. Her book, "Jewish and
Female: Choices and Changes in
Our Lives Today," has been well-
received, and several others are in
various stages of publication.
The rest of the conference was
devoted to two of five available
workshops, with a break for
lunch. Topics included mothers
and daughters, maturity, working
moms, politics and sex.
The mother-daughter team of
Helen Weisberg and Miriam
Weisberg looked at the dif-
ferences between their genera-
tions, their differing expectations
and how they resolved their con-
flicts. Participant Ava Phillips
said that the bottom line, despite
everything, was that the women
agreed "they would always be
there for each other."
Edith Lederberg led a discus-
sion titled, "New images of the
Older Woman," in which she en-
couraged women of all ages to re-
main active in whatever aspects of
life interest and challenge them.
Judge Susan Lebow had some
advice for mothers who are work-
ing and managing a household.
She eased her schedule by
enlisting her husband to cook one
meal a week, and dropping some
outside organizational work that
was less important to her. She
said that live-in help is a godsend
for those women who have the
room and can afford it.
Many women attending said
that they maintain an office or
workspace in their home and work
in the evening after the children
are in bed. If they had to find and
pay babysitters, they said, the
work might not be worth it.
Lebow sympathized, saying she
often took her infant daughter to
Kol Ishah Woman's Voice HU?K ^W
Program participants at the Jewish Women's Conference Day in-
clude, from left: Helen Weisberg, CAJE; Miriam Weisberg; Edith
Lederberg; Judge Susan Lebow; Susan Weidman Schneider;
Selma Telles, program chairman; Susan Kossak, Jewish Family
Service and Mayor Mara Giulianti.
court in the early days of her
Hollywood Mayor Mara Giulian-
ti spoke about her political educa-
tion, which began in Jewish
organizations. She gradually
became involved in state and local
politics, and found that attending
seminars and getting to know
public figures "took the mystique
away from elected officers." Her
advice to those who aspire to
political office is to be informed
about the issues, and to be involv-
ed in the larger community. "You
can't be seen as one-dimensional."
She believes Jews sometimes
are too clannish, and it limits what
we achieve politically. "When you
are willing to acknowledge that
other people bleed and die, a bond
results," she said.
Giulianti encouraged women to
exercise their vote and to lobby
their legislators on important
issues. "Lobbying eliminates suf-
fering by getting involved."
Susan Kossack, MSW, discuss-
ed the Jewish woman and sexuali-
ty, a workshop which was offered
twice and ran long each time. The
most common comment among
women leaving was, "I didn't
want it to end."
Women's Division Jewish Enrichment Series Continues
"All About Me The Jewish
Woman" is the title of the Jewish
enrichment Series which is being
sponsored by the Women's Divi-
sion of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale. This
three part series focuses on the
role of women in the Jewish com-
munity, and is being offered in the
evening and in the morning to
allow as many women as possible
to participate.
The program began in
November when Rabbi Avis Miller
presented a modern history of
Jewish women called "Who Was
I? Ever Since Eve." The next
Ruby Ten
Event Jan. 13
Continued from Page 1
Chairmanship last spring,
after having served as Pro-
ject Renewal chairman for
the National UJA Women's
Division, a position now held
by Alvera Gold, the president
of the Fort Lauderdale
Women's Division. A native
New Yorker, Klotz became
involved with UJA when the
Yom Kippur War motivated
her to have some input into
her destiny as a Jew. Her na-
tional leadership roles began
in 1979 when she assumed the
chairmanship of the National
UJA Young Women's
Leadership Cabinet
Having retired from the
"working world" after 20
years, Klotz decided to
devote herself full time to her
career as a professional
volunteer. In that capacity
she has travelled extensively
in Israel and Europe on
behalf of the United Jewish
Appeal, experiences she will
share at the Ruby Ten Brun-
cheon on Jan. 13. Advance
reservations can be made by
contacting Debbi Roshfeld at
the Women's Division office,
session, to be held on Monday
evening, Dec. 14, and Tuesday
morning, Dec. 15, will feature
former National Women's Divi-
sion Chairman Mathilda Brailove
who will explore the topic "Who
Am I? Experiences and Expec-
tations." Brailove, who spoke in
Fort Lauderdale last year, is com-
ing back by popular demand after
her outstanding presentation.
The series will conclude on Jan.
18 and 19 with Gene Greenzweig,
Director of the Central Agency
for Jewish Education, whose topic
is "Who Will I Be? Assimilate
or Affiliate?" Reservations are re-
quired for the Jewish Enrichment
Series, which has a registration
fee of $18 for the series of three
programs. For information or
reservations please contact the
Women's Division at 748-8400.
Wednesday, Jan. 13
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 28
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Monday, Feb. 29
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Ruby Ten Event
$10,000 Woman's Commitment
Lion of Judah Event
$5,000 Woman's Commitment
The Grand Event
$1,000 Woman's Commitment
Honoring $2,500 Lapis Lions
Kol Ishah Event
$365 Woman's Commitment
Palm-Aire Play-A-Day For UJA
Golf Tournament
$100 Woman's Commitment
Woodmont Play-A-Day For UJA
Golf and Tennis Tournament
$100 Woman's Commitment
Inverrary Play-A-Day For UJA
Golf Tournament
$100 Women's Tournament
Israelis End Strike
TEL AVTV (JTA) Two seven-week strikes that in-
convenienced the public ended Friday. Journalists of the
Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) agreed to return to
work, capping 51 days of radio silence and television-screen
blackout. And the physicians at Kupat Holim sick-fund
hospitals are back in full force, allowing the hospitals to
return to normal after seven weeks of reduced Sabbath
The journalists' decision was apparently spurred by the
public's desire for information about the terrorist attack
last Wednesday in the Galilee.

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 11, 1987
Inverrary UJA Pace-Setters
Ball January 17
at Holiday Inn

At the helm of the Inverrary
Event Honey and Maurice
Maurice and Honey Axelrod are
chairing this year's Federa-
tion/UJA Inverrary Division
Pace-Setters Ball, to be held at
the Holiday Inn in Plantation on
Jan. 17.
The festivities for this gala
event will start off with a cocktail
reception hour in David's Plum
that will take place at 5:30 p.m.
Following this reception will be an
evening of entertainment, dining,
and dancing in the hotel ballroom.
For the first time at this event a
kosher meal will be served, com-
plete with all the trimmings.
As part of the program on this
glorious evening, there will be a
candlelighting ceremony. Federa-
tion Board member Deborah
Fuller Hahn will be the honoree
for her work in this community
and the Federation/! IJ A drive and
a special award for many years of
diligent service on behalf of the
Jewish Federation will be
presented to former Inverrary
Division leader chairman Joe
Honey Axelrod said that
preparations are going extremely
well for this affair and that the
ball is taking on a whole new
outlook this year.
The minimum gift is $500 per in-
dividual, with a secondary gift of
$100. "We are hoping that with
the tie in of the 20th anniversary
of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale, we will
get a 20 percent increase in gifts
over last year," said Honey
The Axelrods would like to ex-
press their appreciation to the
hard workers who are helping to
make this event a success and are
doing a great job on this year's
Maurice and Honey Axelrod are
also chairing this year's annual In-
ternational Village Cocktail party
on Jan. 21.
For more information on this
year's Pace-Setters Ball, contact
Stuart Dalkoff at the Jewish
Federation, 748-8400.
WHAT: "A Moonlight Gala"
Sponsored by the Young Business and Professional Divi-
sion of the Jewish Federation of Ft. Lauderdale.
DATE: Saturday, January 16, 1988
TIME: 8 p.m. til wee hours
PLACE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 17th Street Causeway, Ft.
Federation/UJA Serves
A World of Jewish Need
Continued from Page 1
ty stomach. In Israel, the
disadvantaged will lag fur-
ther and further behind
because the nation's stag-
O economic crisis has
cutbacks in education
and social services.
Even here in Greater Fort
Lauderdale, too many of our
elderly, our recently divorc-
ed and single adults will
spend the holiday alone. Too
many of our young people
will take refuse from their
fears in drugs or alcohol.
In fact, in places around
the world and here at home,
the need for our assistance
is growing, but so are the
rewards of giving.
Therefore, at this special
time, I would like to ask you
to make a very special
Chanukah gift and pledge to
our brothers and sisters
your commitment to help
them live their lives with
hope and dignity.
Recently, I was proud to
have been a member of our
Federation/UJA Presi-
dent's and Community Mis-
sions to Israel, and while I
was there along with some
70 other area leaders, I
peeked into a Jewish Agen-
cy Israeli classroom where I
saw a young Ethiopian child
walk to a desk, gingerly
reach out her hand and pick
up an object... wondering
to herself, "Is this for me?^
And later I found out from
her instructor that this
young Jewish girl, now liv-
ing and learning in the
land she calls Promised, has
for the first time ever seen a
book. A cherished and
treasured gift that you
helped make possible. And
on Dec. 16, her Chanukah
candles will burn a little
brighter than they did the
year before in a land
without starvation and suf-
fering. You indeed can
make the difference!
Members of this year's executive committee of
the Federation/UJA Margate division are
from left, sitting, Sam Lezell, Bert Chalmer,
Esther Lerner, and Hannah linger,
Secretary. Standing, from left, are Ben
Kaplan, chairman, Jules Lustig, Solomon
Giller, Morris Kirschbaum, Sara Simonwitz,
WUliam Katzberg, Israel Resnikoff, advisor,
and Paul Levine, campaign associate. Not
present is David Klempner.
Morton Kornreich of New York City
Named to Head 1989 Campaign
NEW YORK Morton A.
Kornreich of New York City has
been elected National Chairman
of the United Jewish Appeal's
1989 Campaign. The announce-
ment wa made today by Alex-
ander Grass, Chairman of the
UJA Board of Trustees and of the
1989 National Chairman Selection
Committee. Grass cited Kor-
nreich's leadership record as
Chairman of the Board of UJA-
Federation of Jewish Philan-
thropies of Greater New York,
Inc., past President, past General
Chairman and past Major Gifts
Chairman of that Campaign.
The Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale/UJA
Annual Campaign allocates funds
to the National UJA to be used for
the social service and
humanitarian programs in Israel
and overseas. In 1987, 52.3 per-
cent of the funds raised were
allocated for these vital programs.
"We are indeed fortunate to be
able to look forward to the firm
leadership of this versatile,
talented and compassionate New
Yorker," Grass said. "Mort Kor-
nreich's election by the UJA
Board of Trustees underscores
both his own extraordinary record
of service and that of the newly
combined New York UJA-
Federation with which he is so
closely identified."
"I look forward to the
challenge," Kornreich said. "The
UJA Campaign has united
American Jews for almost 60
years. We've accomplished
wonders and built a deep reser-
voir of dedicated national and
community leadership. With their
help, I hope to continue and ex-
tend UJA's tradition of
Kornreich will be the first UJA
Chairman from New York City in
30 years, since William Rosen-
wald served from 1955-57. Once
more, in selecting a National
Chairman, the UJA has responded
to the broad diversity of its consti-
tuency: Martin F. Stein, UJA Na-
tional Chairman for the 1987 and
1988 Campaign, is from
Milwaukee; Alexander Grass, who
served before him as National
Chairman, is from Harrisburg,
Pa.; Grass' predecessor, Robert
E. Loup, is from Denver. A UJA
National Vice Chairman for three
years, Kornreich holds the port-
folio of Communications/Public
Relations and has chaired both the
National Campaign Cabinet and
Morton A. Kornreich
the Conference Committee. He
has been an active participant of
the National UJA Fly-in and Com-
munity Leadership Consultation
Programs. He serves on the
Boards of Directors of UJA's
beneficiary agencies, the United
Israel Appeal, Inc., and the
American Jewish Joint Distribu-
tion Commitee, as well as of the
Council of Jewish Federations.
"Mort Kornreich thoroughly
understands the United Jewish
Appeal and its relationship with
our larger Federations," said
Martin F. Stein. "Mort's ex-
perience as a community leader,
as fund raiser, and, about all, his
deep concern for Jews in every
corner of the world, will ensure a
real continuity of vision as the
United Jewish Appeal enters its
Jubilee year."
In the course of Kornreich's
work on behalf of the UJA and the
JDC, as well as for the American
Jewish Congress and the
American Jewish Committee, he
has participated in innumerable
fact-finding missions to Israel and
has visited the Jewish com-
munities of Istanbul, Bucharest,
Prague, Vienna, Munich, Paris,
London and the Soviet Union. In
May 1985, he joined a mission of
30 prominent Jewish and non-
Jewish Americans who traveled to
Bitburg, West Germany, to pro-
tect President Reagan's visit to a
Nazi military grave site, and to
honor survivors of a German anti-
Nazi group whose leaders had
been martyred for their opposi-
tion to Hitler.
As Chairman of the Board of the
Kornreich Organization, one of
the largest privately held general
insurance brokerages in the
Metropolitan area, Mort Kor-
nreich has been a Life Member of
his industry's Million Dollar
Round Table for 30 years. A
Founder of the American College
of Life Underwriters, he has writ-
ten and lectured widely and has
been extensively honored within
his profession. He is an active par-
ticipant in New York civic affairs,
a Founder of the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine and a member
of the Board of Directors of the
Jacob K. Javits Convention
Coming this March ..
Federation/UJA presents
Elie Wiesel
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
for 1987-'88 Campaign
Celebration 20/40

Friday, December 11, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
CAMPAIGN '88 Federation/United Jewish Appeal
Coral Springs Division Campaign Organizes For Feb. 28 Event
At the second meeting of the
Jewish Federation/UJA Coral
Springs Division committee,
members received important
lessons in solicitation.
Donald Fischer, Division chair-
man gave members and young
couples a description of the needs
of the Coral Springs Community,
and why Federation/UJA dollars
are necessary to fulfill those
The president of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale, Sheldon S. Polish,
gave members an overview of this
year's campaign, and talked about
the services that this new office
will help provide to the Coral Spr-
ings and Northwest Broward
Jewish Family Services will
have a clinical social worker in the
office to provide counseling on
Thursdays. The Central Agency
For Jewish Education will begin
offering the community a series of
educational programs. The Jewish
Community Center will use the of-
fice as a springboard to run some
of their programs in the communi-
ty. The High School in Israel Pro-
gram will offer informational pro-
grams to potential participants
and BBYO will also use the office.
Members of this year's Federa-
tion/UJA Coral Springs Division
committee include Chairman Don
Fischer, Dr. Jay Berman, Barbara
Dermer, Harriet and Sid
Fineberg, Dr. Mark Gendal, Judy
Henry, Arthur Langer, Peter and
Janet Oppenheimer, David Pin-
chevsky, Marilyn Rothstein, Johl
Rotman, Melvyn Schoen, Bruce
Syrop, Rubin Wites, Margie
Padowitz, Art Chaykin, Ed
Rosenbaum, Rich Neiman, Joe
Francis, Dr. Kerry Kuhn,
'88 Campaign Workers of the Week
Lee Rauch has been a very ac-
tive campaigner in the Oceanside
Division over the past few years.
Rauch is a board member of the
Jewish Federation and a part of
the Oceanside cabinet.
Rauch says, "We have to raiBe
enough money to help our agen-
cies locally and abroad. This com-
munity has many potential con-
tributors which have yet to be ap-
proached and I'm doing my best to
see that these people are
From Chicago, Rauch was in the
scientific instruments business.
Manny Raffer chain this year's
Federation/UJA campaign for Hi-
Raffer declared, "My involve-
ment in Federation/UJA has been
a tradition in my family, handed
down from generation to genera-
tion, and so I have the background
and ability in raising funds for our
Jewish Community's Major
Max Bernstein and his wife
Ena live in Pine Island Ridge. He
is chairman of the Pine Island
Ridge campaign and the editor of
the Monthly newspaper, the Pine
Island Post.
Bernstein has gotten involved in
Federation because of the theme
of duty and love of the Jewish peo-
ple and the state of Israel and is
one of the most dedicated and
committed leaders in the 1988
Mr. Bernstein is from Far
Rockaway, N.Y., where he was ac-
tive in the Jewish Federation
there, and past president of B'nai
B'rith and Kiwanis International.
L. Rauch
M. Bernstein
Mission Leaders Help
Launch '88 Campaign
It was a heartfelt moment
when the more than 70 men
and women from the North
Broward area participated in
the Jewish Federation's Presi-
dent's and Community mission
recently held in the promised
According to Jacob Brodzki,
Community Mission chair and
Barbara Wiener, President's
Mission chair, "There was a
moment of silence when we
participated in our own
historic special board of direc-
tors' meeting in Jerusalem,
one that we shall never
In addition to the board
meeting, the mission groups
visited the Project Renewal ci-
ty of Kfar Saba, where Federa-
tion has helped to build a
Jacob Brodzki Hy Nathanson
struggling neighborhood into a
thriving viable community,
and other humanitarian and
social service facilities funded
through the annual Federa-
tion/UJA campaign.
Among the participants who
took part in the special Hav-
dalah service was campaign
leader Hy Nathanson.
Dec. 14-20 Simon Wiesenthal Exhibit,
"Portraits of Infamy," Broward County
Main Library.
Dec. 13 Lauderdale West Rally. 8 p.m.
Dec. 14 Women's Division Meetings. 9:30
exec.; 10:30 board.
Dec. 14 Palm-Aire Division Pacesetters
luncheon. Noon. Marriott Cypress Creek.
Speaker: Dr. Ruth Gruber.
Dec. 14 Women's Division Enrichment
Series. 7 p.m. Speaker: Mathilda Brailove.
At Federation.
Dec. 15 Women's Division Enrichment
Series. 9:30 a.m. Speaker: Gene Greenz-
weig. At member's home.
Dec. 15 Oriole Golf and Tennis Club.
Cocktail Party. 4 p.m.
Dec. 15 Women's Division Book Review
Series. 2 p.m. At member's home.
Dec. 16 Federation Board Meeting, 5 p.m.
exec.; 7 p.m. Board.
Dec. 17 Woodlands Dinner.
Dec. 17 Young Business and Professional
Division Happy Hour. 6 p.m. Marriott
Cypress Creek.
Dec. 20 Dedication of David Posnack
Hebrew Day School.
INFORMATION: For information, call the
Federation, at 748-8400.
Leonard and Esther Wolfer, and
Harold Strulowitz. More commit-
tee members will be added
throughout the year.
The Federation/UJA Coral Spr-
ings Division will have a UJA
fund-raising breakfast on Sunday,
Feb. 28. For more information,
call Ken Ken! at the Federation,

Getting Instructions on the art of solicitation are members of the
Jewish Federation/UJA Coral Springs Division committee at a
recent meeting held at the new Coral Springs office.
As of Dec. 2, 1987
$7,600,000 Goal
of Greater Ft. Lauderdale
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
General Chairman
Harold L. Oshry
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Recent Olim (immigrants start a new life in
Israel. .)
Arriving in Eretz Yisrael today as they did UO years
ago. .
Jewish education in Budapest and throughout Eastern
Europe continues .
Why We Should Give in '88
There Are Tens of Thousands of Reasons
General Campaign Chairman
As I go about my business as the
chief executive officer of the
Federation/United Jewish Appeal
campaign, I am often puzzled by
the number of people who when
asked to make their gift for '88,
respond with the retort, "Why
should we give?"
Having been involved in philan-
thropic work for the greater part
of my life, I find it a disturbing
question, since there are tens of
thousands of reasons why we
should give and why we should
also increase our gifts.
There are tens of thousands of
Jews with serious needs, both in
Israel and around the world, who
depend on us. There are Jews here
in our 20-area community who
have serious needs and who de-
pend on us. Now more than ever,
men, women and children, our
brethren, turn to us for life-
saving, life-enriching aid.
It would take a whole paper to
list the number of programs,
social service, welfare and
humanitarian, that must be
financed, but briefly I would like
to enumerate some of the more
salient ones.
The Jewish Agency, a major
beneficiary of the Federa-
tion/U J A drive, is expected to end
the 1986-87 fiscal year with a
deficit of $40 million. Here's why:
The U.S. dollar is weak in rela-
tion to both European countries
and the shekel. When the Jewish
Agency exchanges dollars for
shekels to pay salaries and buy
goods in Israel, these dollars are
buying fewer shekels than when
the budget was approved last
year. More dollars are needed to
maintain the same level of
The situation is compounded by
Israel's inflation which has a more
dramatic impact on the Jewish
Agency than the statistical
averages would indicate. The bulk
of the Agency's expenditures are
in areas that have shown the
highest cost increases this year
student maintenance in Youth
Aliyah and employee salaries.
Because the Agency could not cur-
tail services to Youth Aliyah
students and immigrants in ab-
sorption centers in mid-year, it
has had to utilize programming.
Therefore, more money in '88
More children and programs
at Youth Aliyah schools.
New settlements in the Galilee
and Negev regions.
More permanent housing for
hundreds of new immigrants.
Language training, vocational
counseling and other resettlement
In 33 other countries overseas,
the Joint Distribution Committee,
another major agency of the
Federation/UJA provides a quali-
ty Jewish life for:
80,000 Jews in Hungary
25,000 Jews in Rumania
18,000 Jews in Czechoslovakia
6,000 Jews in Poland
6,000 Jews in Yugoslavia
70,000 Jews in Latin America
and tens of thousands wherever
Jews risk hardship, assimilation
and oppression.
And if that is not enough
reasons, then right here in our
own backyard, we service
thousands of elderly through the
Kosher Nutrition and Gathering
Place programs, provide cultural
and educational facilities for
young and old alike through the
Soref JCC, David Posnack
Hebrew Day School, and the Cen-
tral Agency for Jewish Education,
and care for the troubled, sick and
confused at the Jewish Family
Altogether, your gift helps pro-
vide allocations for more than 50
agencies and beneficiaries. And if
that's not enough 'bang for your
buck,' then I can keep on going.
But I will save that for next time!
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No one
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The way Chef Boyardee prepares cheese ravioli and
macaroni shells, you'd think he was a Jewish mother. He
uses only the finest ingredients: rich, ripe tomatoes,
aged cheese and enriched wheat flour. So his pasta is not
only delicious, it's also 95% fat-free, contains complex
carbohydrates and has no preservatives.
So for cheese ravioli and macaroni shells with all the
good things your mother would use, you can thank good-
ness for Chef Boyardee.

Friday, December 11, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 13
Central Agency for Jewish Education
mrr -pm*? mron rnaan
The Works of Chaim Grade
STAN KANE, president of the Coral Springs Jewish Coalition,
is pictured receiving a check in the amount of $3,000 from Federa-
tion President Sheldon Polish, Itft, and John Streng, right, chair-
man of the Jewish Federation Planning and Budget Committee.
The Coral Springs Jewish. Coalition is a recipient agency of the
Federation and the annual allocation is used primarily to fund
the Coral Springs Chanukah Festival, which will be held in
Mullins Park on Sunday, Dec. 20.
The Works of Chaim Grade will
be reviewed in December at the
Jewish Book Review Series spon-
sored by the Central Agency for
Jewish Education of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale, the Broward County
Libraries and the Pompano Beach
The late Chaim Grade's name
and reputation are rising steadily,
marking him as one of the truly
great Yiddish writers of the twen-
tieth century. Grade has an enor-
mous capacity for bringing a
multitude of marvelous characters
back to life. His prose is always
poetic and his talent rises to the
demands of the intensely emo-
tional experiences he is recording.
The reviews will be held at:
West Regional Library Tuesday,
Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. by Sunny Land-
sman; Lauderdale Lakes,
Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. by
Rabbi Mark W. Gross; Pompano
Beach Library, Thursday, Dec. 10
at 2 p.m. by Sylvia Miller;
Tamarac, Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 1
p.m. by Josephine Newman;
Margate Library, Wednesday,
Dec. 16 at 1:30 p.m. by Sunny
Landsman and Coral Springs,
Thursday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. by
Josephine Newman. Hosts for
these programs representing the
Central Agency for Jewish Educa-
tion are Rhoda Dagan, Sam
Dickert and Ruth Schwartz. For
further information call the
library or Helen Weisberg at
Arizona Governor Now Angers Jews
Gov. Evan Mecham recently
added two logs to the political
fire burning around him, ac-
cording to the Greater
Phoenix Jewish News.
The newspaper took the
Republican governor to task
last week in an editorial for
comments denying the separa-
tion of state he reportedly
made during a celebration of
the hip*>ntpnnial of the TT.S.
"(T)his is a great Christian
nation that recognizes Jesus
Christ as God of the land," the
governor recently told the Na-
tional Center for Constitu-
tional Studies convention in
Salt Lake City. "It is the best
place in the world for Jews,
Hindus and atheists and
everybody else because ...
(the Constitution) is human
rights and freedom to all."
The Jewish News noted that
"Mecham obliterated the Con-
stitutional mandate for separa-
tion of church and state,
established an official. 'God of
the land' ... and gave the en-
tire country a paternalistic pat
on the head for being so ac-
commodating to "Jews, Hin-
dus and atheists ..."
The constitutional studies
center is headed by his political
crony, W. Cleon Skousen, who
wrote a textbook in which
black children are described as
That speech closely followed
a Sept. 26 presentation by
Mecham to the Constitution
Awareness Conference in
Richardson, Texas. Elaine
DeRose of the Jewish News
reports that other speakers
there espoused views blaming
Jews for the nation's pro-
blems, and that anti-Semitic
materials were distributed.
Mecham denied he knew of
the anti-Semitism.
The conference was spon-
sored by the American Liberty
Association, whose list of
books reportedly includes
writing by Eustace Mullins,
described by Anti-Defamation
league of B'nai B'rith staffer
Joel Breshin as a writer and
speaker against Jews since the
The list also includes an arti-
cle published by the Lord's
Covenant Church of Phoenix
"i which Jews were blamed for
foisting the 1976 Swine Flu
epidemic upon non-Jews.
Mecham's press secretary,
Ken Smith, said the governor
denied "guilt by association"
and that his talk, on the Con-
stitution, is one he regularly
He said the governor ac-
cepted the invitation to speak
from George Hansen, a former
U.S. representative from
Idaho, and that Mecham did
not attend any other talks at
the conference. Mecham con-
firmed that in a letter to the
Jewish News.
"Please rest assured," the
governor wrote, "that in no
way do I personally support,
condone or tolerate such anti-
Semitic materials."
Mecham's term has been
marked by controversy for his
cancellation of the state
celebration of Martin Luther
King Day and his political
alliances with alleged
criminals and ultra-
rightwingers. A citizens'
group has mounted a
statewide petition drive to
begin impeachment pro-
ceedings against him.
China and Israel have no diplomatic relations, but Suning Tang
(kft), tu, made his way to Rehovot, Israel, for advanced studies at
the Weizmann Institute of Science. The first graduate student
from the People's Republic to attend an Israeli university com-
pleted his undergraduate work in Nanking. He is now doing
research on optical fibers under the guidance of Weizmann
physicist Prof. Asher Friesem (right.)
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Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies
Creating A Legacy
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built directly adjacent to the current Simon
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The projected 86,000 square foot Museum of
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CJF News Update
MIAMI Mandell L. "BUI"
Bernuin, a dedicated, long-time
volunteer leader in the Detroit
Jewish community, has been
elected unaimously to serve as the
next President of the Council of
Jewish Federations, the umbrella
organization for local Federations
throughout America.
Berman becomes the 17th Presi-
dent of CJF, succeeding Shoshana
S. Cardin of Baltimore who served
from 1984-87. The election took
place here during CJF's 56th
General Assembly, the largest an-
nual gathering of Jewish com-
munal leaders.
Also elected during the General
Assembly were three new Vice
Presidents Nancy Leavitt of
Worchester, MA; Aaron Podhurst
of Miami; and Joel Sherman of
The coveted Shroder Award,
given each year by the Council of
Jewish Federations to recognize
innovative community projects
and programs, has been won this
year by the Jewish Federations of
Toronto, Middlesex County (NJ)
and Calgary.
Esther Leah Ritz of Milwaukee,
Chairman of the CJF Shroder
Award Committee, announced the
award winners during CJF's 56th
General Assembly in Miami.
The Toronto Jewish Congress
captured the Large City Award in
conjunction with its Kehilla
Residential Programme, a consti-
tuent agency, for the Mutually
Assisting Residential Community
The Intermediate City Award
went to the After School Suicide
Prevention Organization for
Teens (SPOT), initiated by the
Jewish Family Service of Nor-
thern Middlesex County (NJ) and
financed by the Jewish Federation
of Greater Middlesex County,
United Way of Central New
Jersey, the Department of Human
Services and agency fund-raisers.
"Blueprint for Human Rights"
is a Holocaust Education Sym-
posia developed by the Calgary
Jewish Community Council and
the Second Generation Chapter
(children of Holocaust survivors).
The program, which won the In-
termediate City Award, was
created in order to combat the
racism and bigotry which baa ex-
isted in the Province of Alberta
for decades. Objectives were to
teach the importance of the
Holocaust, an understanding of its
moral implications, the concept of
genocide, an analysis of the Nazi
plan of genocide against the Jews
and other relevant material.
In addition to the three award
winners, honorable mention
recognition was given to the
Jewish Federation of Omaha for
its Farm Crisis Project.
Developed to counteract growing
anti-Semitism among the rural
population of Nebraska, the Pro-
ject was designed to show the ge-
nuine concern of the Omaha
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The Shroder Award offers
recognition of superior initiative
and achievement in the advance-
ment of social welfare by volun-
tary health and welfare agencies
under Jewish auspices in the
United States and Canada. The
Council of Jewish Federations
created the Shroder Award in
1953 as a tribute to the ideals of
ita founder and first President,
William J. Shroder, a distinguish-
ed attorney and banker. Mr.
Shroder'8 interests brought him
into leadership of many causes in
his home city of Cincinnati, as well
as on the national and interna-
tional scene. The award is design-
ed to give renewed force to the
humanitarian purposes which ex-
emplified Mr. Shroder'8 life.
The Council of Jewish Federa-
tions is the national association of
200 Jewish Federations, tile cen-
tral community organizations
which serve nearly 800 localities
embracing a Jewish population of
more than 5.7 million in the
United States and Canada.
Established in 1932, CJF helps
strengthen the work and the im-
pact of Jewish Federations by
developing programs to meet
changing needs, providing an ex-
change of successful community
experiences, establishing
guidelines for fund-raising and
operations and engaging in joint
planning and action on common
purposes dealing with local,
regional and international needs.

Kenneth Kent
Foundation Director
Continued front Page 4
expect that it will be more of a
"gut" vote than a thinking one. I
was downright grateful to Shimon
Peres when he met with us at the
Presidents Conference last Spring
and said that he was not in the
U.S. to seek support for his pro-
posal. I didn't want him to ask for
my, or our, advice on an awesome
question like that.
Not so the American Jewish
Congress. Its leadership knows
what Israel should do! And it not
only tells it to Israel, but it does it
through the New York Times.
That paper, in turn, informs the
world, naively expressing surprise
that a "mainstream" Jewish
organization has spoken out
publicly on such a matter.
This intelligence is read at
breakfast by the members of
another Congress. The U.S. Con-
gress, and the naive among them
begin to wonder about the solid
unity of the American Jewish
community on matters of concern
for Israel's security.
I was not surpised by the state-
ment of the American Jewish Con-
gress governing body. At least its
current president and its ex-
ecutive director have been on
record for many years, and fre-
quently, as critical of Israel's
foreign policy.
What does surprise me is the
disingenuous approach the
AJCongress took, confusing the
issue of peace itself with the issue
Pro and Con
of how to best achieve it.
The implication is that the two
issues are one. They are not. They
are two quite distinct, separate
issues, and it is misleading to join
them glibly. What the statement
seems to assert is that of the two
choices facing Israel, only the in-
ternational conference is viable.
In addition to this amounting to
sheer hubris, it also means
yielding to the intransigence of
the declaration of Khartoum: No
recognition, no negotiations, no
peace affirmed and reaffirmed
by the Arab countries with the
PLO. If Israel has to swallow that,
as the AJCongress would insist it
do, it is moving from a position of
weakness, bucking under to that
Another element of confusion in
the AJC statement is the so-called
demographic argument. They
sound the alarm about the prolific
birth rate of the Arabs, projecting
an Arab majority soon if Israel
doesn't jettison the Territories.
(This is the red flag waves by Meir
Kahane, who wants to jettison the
Arabs, not the Territories. In-
teresting bedfellows). So what?
How does the Arab population ex-
plosion (an issue that is somehow
distasteful to me altogether) af-
fect the decision as to whether to
choose the route of an interna-
tional conference or direct
We read that the AJCongress
actually had two statements and
the wrong one was released to the
press. Naturally, it was the harsh
one. What was the haste? Would
not a responsible Jewish organiza-
tion logically convey its con-
sidered opinion on a matter of
such import directly to Israel, in
the hope of effectively breaking
the deadlock over there, if it was
so sure of itself? Why, instead the
New York Times?
The press release of the
American Jewish Congress is only
static. They know better in
Washington, and in Jerusalem
and in New York.
Rabbi Glaser serves as the ex-
ecutive vice president of the Cen-
tral Conference of American Rab-
bis. His organization does not
have a position on an interna-
tional peace conference in the Mid-
dle East.
2.7 Million
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Foreign Ministry official has
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Union, a figure at variance
with the 1.5 million claimed by
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres a month ago.
The report, submitted to the
Cabinet Sunday (Nov. 22), by
ministry staffer David Bartov.
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Community Calendar
Compiled by
Craig Lustgarten,
Federation, 748-8400.
Oakbrook Village Con-
dominium: Show. 8 p.m.
PNAI, North Broward:
Meeting. 1 p.m. JCC in
Women's OUT, Tamarac:
sponsoring Sunrise Symphonic
Pops Orchestra. 2 p.m. Omni
Auditorium. 741-4637.
City of Hope, Men's Chapter:
Meeting. 9:30 a.m. Nob Hill
Center. Sunrise.
Women's American ORT,
Pine Island: Meeting. 11:30
a.m. Nob Hill Center. Sunrise.
Tamarac Library: "Chanukah
Stories for Kids," Dr.
Abraham Gittelson, 7 p.m.
Na'amat USA, Tamara
Chapter: Meeting. Noon.
Waterbridge Recreation
Center. Sunrise. 979-3311.
B'nai B'rith Women, Ocean
Chapter: Chanukah Celebra-
tion. 4 p.m. Coral Ridge Mall.
Na'amat USA, Debra Club:
Meeting. Noon. Lauderdale
Lakes Multi-Purpose Room.
Hadassah, N. Lauderdale:
HMO Luncheon. Noon. Inver-
rary Country Club. 722-8619.
Sunrise Jewish Center
Sisterhood: Chanukah Pro-
gram given by Hadassa. Noon.
Deborah Hospital Founda-
tion, Lakes Chapter:
Meeting. Noon. Lauderdale
Lakes City Hall. 484-0458.
Temple Ohel B'nai Raphael:
Chanukah Program at
Sisterhood Meeting. Noon.
Women's American ORT,
Woodmont: Book Review. 10
a.m. Woodmont Country Club.
Century Village East: Show
Condo Capers. 421-6943.
The Nicaraguan Jewish com-
munity in exile has accepted an
offer by the Sandinista govern-
ment to return the nation's on-
ly synagogue which it con-
fiscated shortly after taking
power in 1979, according to
the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith.
Rabbi Morton M. Rosen thai,
director of the League's Latin
American Affairs Depart-
ment, said the Nicaraguan
government claims that the
building has been restored to
"good condition." The
synagogue was attacked and
firebombed by Sandinistas in
1978 while members of the
Congregation Israelite de
Nicaragua prayed inside. Un-
til recently, it has been used b;
Hadassah, Han Chapter:
Meeting. 12:30 p.m. Multi-
purpose Bldg. 4300 NW 36 St.
Hadassah, Pompano Beach
Chai: 11:30 a.m. Meeting.
Pompano Beach Recreation
Center. 564-5095.
Jewish Community Center:
Community Chanukah
Celebration. JCC Perlman
Campus. 5-7 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Landerhill:
Chanukah Candlelighting and
Musical Festival. Lauderhill
Mall. 1:15 p.m.
National Council of Jewish
Women: Lecture. Lenore
Feldman. 7:30 p.m. Tamarac
Jewish Center. 653-5021.
National Council of Jewish
Women: Paid-up Membership
Luncheon. Maxine's.
Supporters of the National
Conference of Synagogue
Youth can help raise funds for
the organization by applying
for and using its new gold
MasterCard, National Director
Rabbi Raphael Butler has an-
nounced. The NCSY credit
card is one of a growing
number of credit cards being
offered through non-profit
organizations to help support
their fund-raising efforts.
The Committee of Jewish
Family purity announces the
free distribution of the new
revised edition of the book
"The Code of Jewish Family
Purity." This % page hand-
book details the holiness of
Jewish family life, and
demonstrates how the Jewish
code of man/woman relation-
ships can bring happiness and
renewal to the Jewish mar-
riage. To get your copy, write
Jewish Family Purity, 27
Maple Terrace, Monsey, New
York 10952.
B'nai B'rith Women is offer-
ing program materials design-
ed to help the Jewish com-
munity combat the dangerous
trend of "JAP baiting" on col-
lege campuses. The BBW pro-
gram, called "Image and the
Jewish Woman: Myth and
Reality" is designed to help
both men and women in the
Jewish community see the
danger inherent in these
stereotypes, and go beyond
them to define who Jewish
women really are today. The
audio tape is available by
writing BBW, Program and
Public Affair Department,
1640 Rhode Island Avenue,
N.W., Washington, D.C.
Each of Na'amat USA's four
nationwide areas will launch
an educational and letter
writing campaign on behalf of
a different refusenik family
separated for ten or more
years from other close family
members living in Israel. "The
release of Ida Nudel serves as
proof that we can make it hap-
Bm," said Na'Amat Jews m
istress chairwoman Ellen
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The Samuel and Hclene Soref
Jewish Community Center
Perlman Campus
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale. Florida 33313 792-6700
By Muriel Haskell, Director of Public Relations
For further information and fees concerning the events or pro-
grams listed please call the center.
Leo Hartman works on his head during Ben
Goodktn s Monday AM Sculpture Class at the
Miss Leslie Pow Wow's with Margo Kleine on
her lap and Eric Dauer beside her during the
JCC Early Childhood Thanksgiving celebration.
The class made their own costumes ... to march
in the Thanksgiving Day parade as "Plymouth
{Happy ChanukahMlS
... As the first seasonal
volunteers, Fall 1987. After
reviewing the records, for this
past season, JCC staff names the
folk dancing Wolfsons Volunteers
of the Month for September.
"This wonderful couple is there
when you call upon them," says
Laura Hochman, head of the
Center's Senior Adult Depart-
ment. "They have entertained
often at YES Club programs, at
numerous holiday parties and, as
great performers with their
groups during every Israeli In-
dependence Day celebration."
This year, for the big 40, the
giant Happy Birthday Day at the
JCC Sunday, April 17, the
Wolfsons join the Israel In-
dependence Day Committee as ac-
tive planning participants. And,
Ida says she will be involved with
producing the home-baked goods,
Familiar faces on campus every
since the JCC made its move to
Sunrise Blvd. eight years ago, Ida
and Nat are the Center's "prize"
international folk dancers
specializing in the Israeli kind.
For years, they've been coming to
the JCC every Wednesday after-
noon, demonstrating, teaching
and dancing along with the ap-
preciative members of their
classes. They bring along their
own caliphone and special sound
"Our students are mainly senior
adults who love to dance," says
Ida Wolfson. "But occasionally we
do get a nice young man or woman
or even a couple in their forties or
How long have the Wolfsons
been dancing in partnership with
JCC? "It's been longer than eight
years, says Nat W. "We started in
the Federation building on 33rd
Avenue in the late 70's. It was Lil
and Sol Brenner who recommend-
ed us."
The Wolfsons specialize in
Greek, Russian and Polish folk
routines also, but it's the Israeli
dancing, of course, which is the
most popular. They have also
organized dance weekends every
year to meet in hotels not too far
away from Fort Lauderdale,
always attracting a large
Nat keeps moving along and
keeps himself in touch with the
newest steps going all the way
to Miami for lessons every week.
Ida Wolfson walks with the aid
of a cane these days. Having
undergone a knee replacement
not long ago, she's not a high step-
per on the dance floor at present.
But she comes to class to
demonstrate a dance position or a
new step with Nat. She says she'll
be back in the swing of things
Natives of New York, Nat
Wolfson is a CPA and was also
connected with the TV service in-
dustry up north. Semi-retiring to
this area close to 16 years ago,
Nat works at his profession as an
accountant about 20 hours a
He's also a born teacher, says
Ida. "And our three children all
take after him. All of them are
teachers or professors in various
fields of higher education," she
states proudly.
The Wolfsons have 11 grand-
children and two great-
grandchildren so far!
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On their way to Camp Nocatee in Clewistonfor a weekend early
in November are members of JCC Girl Scout Troop No. 616.
From left, Hilit Surowitz, Maytal Grossman, Jennifer
Oberlander, Jodi Spindel, Alison Marcus and Sheri Folk. Mike
Appelbaum, driver, holds the door.
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"Two Views Of Israel: Today And Tomorrow"
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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Newswire/USA-
On Saturday morning, Dec.
12, Michael Rosenfeld, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rosenfeld,
will be called to the Torah in
honor of his Bar Mitzvah.
Michelle Tacher, daughter
of Albert and Marlene Tacher,
was called to the Torah in
celebration of her Bat Mitzvah
on Friday, Dec. 4, at the
Sunrise Jewish Center.
The B'nai Mitzvah of Lisa
Weisberg, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Herbert Weisberg,
and Adam Firestein, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Firestein
were celebrated on Nov. 28 at
Temple Beth Am in Margate.
On Saturday, Dec. 12, Brian
Wilson, son of Andrea and
Jack Wilson, will be called to
the Torah on the occasion of
his Bar Mitzvah at Temple
Emanu-El in Fort Lauderdale.
Heather Fink, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fink
will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah
on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Tem-
ple Beth Ahm.
A Diversified Jewish Quiz
1- What is meant by the Rab-
binic law of Muktsa (that
which is set aside)?
2- How has the problem of
the scourge of mugging been
applied by "Muktsa"?
3- What is the prayer for the
recovery of a sick person?
4- Is it necessary to know
the Hebrew name of the sick
5- How does the Prophet
Jeremiah instruct his Scribe to
preserve Scrolls?
6- What are the Bar Kochba
7- Can week-day clothes be
worn on the Sabbath?
8- Which national organiza-
tion has helped to bring about
harmonious living among dif-
ferent religious groups.
9- In what language was the
Thirteen Principles of faith by
Maimonides written?
10- What is meant by the
principle of "Marit Ayin"
now things appear to trie eye?
1- Money or objects used
during the working day week
(pencils, or hammer, etc.) are
not allowed to be handled or
even touched on the Sabbath.
2- The elderly prime targets
of these attacks may carry
money on the Sabbath to
lessen the severity of their in-
juries since muggers have
been known to become violent
if their victims do not carry
any money.
3- Mi Sheberach (May He
who blessed).
4- Yes, as well as the
mother's Hebrew or Yiddish
5- By placing them in an ear-
then vessel a boon to
6-Letters written by
General Bar Kochba (Jeremiah
32:13) who led an armed
rebellion in 132 CE against the
Roman legions.
7- Special attire for the Sab-
bath should be worn.
8- The National Conference
of Christians and Jews.
9- Aramaic the language us-
ed by intellectuals in the lands
of Islam.
10- Like going into a non-
kosher restaurant to make a
telephone call and upon com-
ing out, creating the wrong im-
pression of having eaten there.
Vanunu Trial
To Continue
Former nuclear technician
Mordechai Vanunu, on trial for
treason, lost two important ap-
peals in Jerusalem district
court Sunday.
The court rejected his claim
that he cannot be tried in
Israel because he was brought
here by illegal means. It also
upheld his confession, which
Vanunu's lawyer, Avigdor
Feldman, said was invalid
because it was obtained under

NEW YORK Two Northeastern mayors have boycotted two
separate conferences devoted to great cities of the world because
Jerusalem has not been invited. Mayor Ed Koch of New York
canceled his appearance at the Capitals of the World conference
in Ottowa. Mayor Raymond Flynn of Boston has announced that
he will not be attending the World Conference of Historical Cities
in Kyoto, Japan. Earlier in the year, Massachusetts governor
Michael Dukakis wrote the Japanese ambassador to the U.S. pro-
testing "the exclusion of one of the world's most historical cities"
from the Kyoto conference.
NEW YORK Morton Kornreich, head of one of New York's
largest insurance brokerage firms, has been elected national
chairman of the United Jewish Appeal's 1989 campaign. Kor-
nreich will be the first UJA national chairman from New York Ci-
ty in 30 years. Kornreich has participated in various fact-finding
missions in Israel and has visited many Jewish communities in
other countries.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Jewish community of Providence
has been hit with a wave of anti-Semitic graffiti recently. Orange-
colored swastikas were painted on the walls of two synagogues
and two Jewish-owned businesses. The anti-terrorism division of
the Providence Police Department is investigating the incidents.

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Conversion and Compromise
An Intra-Faith Solution
Friday, December 11, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdaie Page 19
deeply into the convert's ex-
pected pattern of Jewish
observance. He adds:
NEW YORK Differing ap-
proaches to the conversion of
non-Jews to Judaism con-
stitute a "serious barrier to
cooperation and good rela-
tions" between the various
Jewish religious movements,
according to a new study just
published by the American
Jewish Committee.
Written by Lawrence
Grossman, formerly a pro-
gram specialist in the agency's
Jewish Communal Affairs
Dept. who becomes AJC's
director of publications
January 1, 1988, the booklet is
titled "Conversion to Judaism:
A Background Analysis."
Dr. Grossman points to the
increase in the number of con-
verts to Judaism in the U.S.
resulting from the high ratesa
of marriage between Jews and
Christians, then adds:
"Since the great majority of
such conversions do not meet
prevalent Orthodox standards,
there are now thousands of
people who think of
themselves as Jews but whose
Jewish credentials will be
challenged should they wish to
marry in an Orthodox
ceremony." In Israel, he adds,
"the Orthodox monopoly" on
government recognition has
"politicized and inflamed the
While it is true that the
Jewish community has often
been wracked by sharp
ideological controversy, he
continues, some observers feel
that the conversion debate
might well lead to outright
schism. According to the
scenario of the pessimists, Or-
thodox Jews might refuse to
marry other Jews for fear that
many of them, converts or
descendants of converts,
might not be Jewish by tradi-
tional standards. "The result
would be two separate Jewish
peoples," he cautions.
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Dec. 11 5:11 p.m.
Dec. 18 5:13 p.m.
Dec. 25 5:17 p.m.
Jan. 1 5:21 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling
the Sabbath Lights
Blessed art Thou, 0 Lord our
p-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
Grossman addresses the
question of what can be done
to prevent the division of the
Jewish people, then answers:
"Traditional Jewish conver-
sion procedure entails circum-
cision (for men), immersion in
a ritual bath, and acceptance
of the commandments of
Jewish law. Reform Jews did
away with these requirements
in the 19th century, and the
Conservative and Reconstruc-
tionist movements generally
do not carry them out in a way
acceptable to the Orthodox.
Compounding the problem,
even were non-Orthodox rab-
bis to follow the traditional
procedure, the Orthodox
would invalidate their conver-
sions because they are not
'rabbis' in the traditional
To be sure, he writes in his
booklet, there is room for flex-
ibility on all sides. Within Or-
thodoxy, he asserts, there is a
long rabbinic tradition of inter-
pretation that validates, under
certain conditions, conversions
that are not likely to lead to
observance of the command-
ments so long as circumcision
and/or immersion takes place,
and Orthodox rabbis officiate.
For their part, a good number
of Reform and other non-
Orthodox rabbis are prepared
to demand of their converts
circumcision and/or immersion
if that could secure Orthodox
recognition for these conver-
sions, he adds.
There have been a number of
attempts to organize joint rab-
binic boards, consisting of
members of all the denomina-
tions, which would handle con-
versions in a manner accep-
table across the Jewish spec-
trum, Grossman reports. So
far, they have all run into dif-
ficulties. The best known, a
joint rabbinic board in Denver,
Colorado, lasted from 1978 till
1983, and broke up amid con-
siderable recrimination.
In some communities,
Grossman writes, the divisive
potential of diverse conversion
standards is addressed by in-
formal arrangements between
rabbis: The non-Orthodox rab-
bis have their candidates go
through circumcision and/or
immersion, and the Orthodox
rabbis sign the conversion cer-
tificates without inquiring too
"Despite the angry rhetoric
that has been generated by the
conversion controversy, there
are rabbis of good will in all the
movements who are eager to
reach a consensus that would
preserve Jewish unity. The
Jewish community should en-
courage such efforts."
Temple News
On Saturday, Dec. 12, an art
auction will be held at Temple
Kol Ami of Plantation. A $5
admission includes door prizes
and desserts. The prized art
collectin for this evening in-
cludes works by Agam,
Boulanger, Chagall, Kenneth
Chin, Dali, Leroy Neiman,
Norman Rockwell, and
Picasso. There will be a
preview of the art collection at
8 p.m. and the auction starts at
9. For more information, call
The men's club of the
Sunrise Jewish Center present
an outstanding evening of
entertainment on Saturday,
Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. The three acts
for the evening include zany
comics Morro and Wald, inter-
national singing star Harriet
Ormont, and the illusions and
fantasy on skates of Dijon and
Company. All seats are reserv-
ed for mis event. For tickets
and information, call the Tem-
ple at 741-0295.
+ '
The original
Declaration of Independence,
Chanukah is The Jewish Festival of Lights. It is a yearly recurring declaration of mankind's
independence, a memorable reassertion of the God^given right of human beings to live and worship
in freedom. The Chanukah candles illuminates justice. They are pure light of freedom that glows in
the heart of Man. They are what makes us Jews.
/ Kenneth J. Lassman. F.D., General Manager Douglas Lazarus. F.D.. V.P.
Allan G. Bresiin. F.D. Edward M Dobin. F.D.
Leo Hack. Executive V. P., Religious Advisor William F. Saulson. V P. Family Consultant
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Page 20 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 11, 1987
Israel Bonds News. ..
Yitzhak Rabin, Israel's
Minister of Defense, and
former Prime Minister of the
State of Israel will address the
Third Annual Tribute Dinner,
honoring Ben Meed, leader of
Survivor Organizations, Sun-
day, Dec. 20 at the
Fontainebleau-Hilton Hotel" in
Miami Beach, it has been an-
nounced by Miles Lerman of
Vineland, New Jersey,
General Chairman of the
Mr. Rabin, who has held key
military and diplomatic posts
in a brilliant career spanning
more than three decades, serv-
ed as head of the government
of Israel for three years, en-
ding June, 1977.
Benjamin Meed of New
York, President of the
American Gathering and
Federation of Jewish
Holocaust Survivors, has been
designated as the 1987 reci-
pient of the third annual Elie
Wiesel Holocaust Remem-
brance Award "for his
dedicated and untiring efforts
to insure that the Holocaust
will be remembered by all
future generations."
William Belzberg of Lot
Angeles Elected North
American Chairman of Israel
Bond Campaign
William Belzberg of Los
Angeles, prominent financial ser-
vices industry leader, has been
elected North American Chair-
man of State of Israel Bonds, the
organization which conducts cam-
paigns in the United States,
Canada and other countries
abroad for sales of Israel Govern-
ment securities for that nation's
economic development.
JTS Jewish
In Israel
As a student of Bradley Univer-
sity in Illinois, Bill Hamilton was
beginning to think about his iden-
tity. As one of 300 Jews in a stu-
dent body of 5,000, there were
many times when he had wanted
to know more about his Jewish
heritage and culture. He asked his
Rabbi for advice, and the Rabbi
suggested he consider "Midreahet
Yerushalayim," a program of in-
tensive Judaica study in Israel.
A program of the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America
at its Jerusalem campus, the
Midrasha is designed for both col-
lege students and recent
graduates, with minimal to exten-
sive background in Judaica and
Hebrew. To attend this program,
most of the young people who
have wanted to go have set aside a
year without academic or other
Midreahet Yerushalayim is aim-
ed to create an educated, commit-
ted laity. The majority of
Midrasha graduates enter many
fields, including medicine, law,
education and business. All come
back from the program with a new
found spirit and relationship to
For more information on the
Midreshet Yerushalayim pro-
gram, contact Cynthia Slavin at
the seminary, (212) 678-8967.
The Jewish Theological
Seminary of America is a
beneficiary agency of the Jewish
Federation, receiving funds from
the annual United Jewish Appeal
Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Barbara K. Wiener
Yitzhak Rabin Ben Meed
Mr. Belzberg, who has served as
U.S. National Chairman for the
past two years, will assume his
new position on Janaury 1, 1988.
In making the announcement,
David B. Hermelin, the Bond
Organization's International
Campaign Chairman, thanked Mr.
Belzberg for his key role in the
Bond campaign's record sales
achievement of $603 million last
year and for the outstanding
results so far this year.
Tom Dine, the dynamic ex-
ecutive director of the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC), was the guest speaker
at the November meeting of the
Federation's Community Rela-
tions Committee. An overflow
crowd, in fact the largest turnout
of the year, heard Dine discuss the
United States/Israel relationship
concerning economic and military
assistance. He also told the com-
mittee members that they must
continue to be in contact with the
Senators and Congressmen con-
cerning Israel as well as impor-
tant domestic issues that affect
the American Jewish community.
Chairperson Barbara K.
Wiener, advised the committee
that over 70 local residents will
participate in the Mobilization for
Soviet Jews and fly to
Washington, D.C. on Sunday,
Dec. 6 to join with hundreds of
thousands of American Jews to
rally on behalf of Soviet Jewry in
light of the Summit meeting with
President Reagan and Soviet
Secretary General Gorbachev.
She also reminded the members
of upcoming events that the CRC
is sponsoring including the
Women's Plea for Soviet Jewry
on Jan. 28 at Temple Beth Israel,
and the joint program with the
Hollywood CRC to be held on Feb.
27 at Temple Kol Ami.
Pictured are Tom Dine, direc-
tor of AIPAC and Barbara K.
Wiener, chairperson of the
Jewish Federation Community
Relations Committee.
to your whole family
firm the people at Pubkc.
May the spirit of the season bless
with peace, joy and love.

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