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OF GREATER FORT LAUDEROALE
Volume 17 Number 4
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, January 29, 1988
Price 40 Cents
Pacesetters Gala at Repines in Coconut Grove's Grand Bay Hotel..
lantation '88 UJA Dinner/Dance February 14
The Plantation communi-
ty will gather once again in
\support of the Federa-
Ition/UJA campaign at this
\year'8 Plantation Paceset-
I ters Event which will be held
I at Regines in the Grand Bay
Hotel in Coconut Grove on
I Sunday, Feb. U.
chairpersons Jeffrey and
Linda Streitfeld are promis-
ing everyone who attends a
fantastic evening of dining
and dancing in one of the
most exciting night spots in
the Grove. The festivities
begin at 5 p.m. with a wine
and cheese party at the
Soref JCC campus. Buses
will then board at 5:30 to
head down to Coconut
The minimum Federa-
tion/UJA commitment for
this event is $1,800 per
family, which will benefit
our local community, and
Jewish communities around
the world. Everyone that at-
tends the Pacesetters
celebration will be eligible to
win a weekend for two at
the Grand Bay Hotel.
Linda Streitfeld related,
"We are absolutely thrilled
with the response so far, a
lot of great people are pit-
ching in to help with the
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Setting the pace .
Plantation campaign, and
we're looking forward to a
fabulous and fun evening at
Already 35 couples have
decided to attend the event
and will lend their names as
part of the host committee.
They are Alan and Debra
Becker, Paul Berger,
George and Sara Ann Ber-
man, Kenneth and Cathy
Bierman, Karl and Enid
Brot, Merrill and Madeline
Cohen, Alan and Elaine
Cohn, Richard and Jeanette
Drath, Jesse and Susan
Faerber, Dale and Elaine
Farkas, Joel and Susan
Feiss, Abraham and Freda
Fink, Sylvan and Ruth
Goldin, Richard and Harriet
Greene, Robert and Sheila
Grenitz, David and Sondra
Jackowitz, Alan and Marsha
Levy, Arnold and Phyliss
Mann, Alan and Jan
Margolies, James and
Rosemary Marsten, Nor-
man and Amy Ostrau,
Walter and Mildred Padow,
James and Ava Phillips,
Sheldon and Lois Polish,
Stuart and Michelle Reich,
George and Janet Ronkin,
Marc and Marcia Schwartz,
Continued on Pag* 11
Women's Kol Ishah Event Style Show Feb. 24
LINDA T. STREITFELD
In a lovely little store
j tucked away on beautiful
University, a school
associated with the United
Church of Canada and af-
filiated with the University
of Toronto, has appointed
Eva Kushner as its presi-
dent, the first Jewish
woman named to such a
post in Canada.
BONN East Germany
recently established a na-
tional memorial to the op-
position to the Nazi regime.
The new institution, in
Brandenburg, will carry out
studies and hold seminars
about the opposition to the
$4.5 Million ...
Israel Update .
Wieael Event ...
Las Olas Boulevard,
preparations are under way
for a spectacular fashion
show that will inspire some
of us to spend, and some of
us to dream.
The store is Chisholm
Halle South, and the occa-
sion is the February 24 Kol
Ishah luncheon, to be held at
the Harbor Beach Marriott.
A minimum pledge of
$365 a dollar a day is
all that is required to attend
what event chair Claire
Socransky said will be a bir-
thday party, celebrating 20
years of commitment in
Part of the fun will be the
sparkling style show,
featuring a mix of daytime
through evening fashions by
well-known designers. Store
owner Mary Assorgi, who is
presenting the show, said
she will feature a variety of
fabrics, including luscious
knits by the Irish designer
Corinne O'Hare, silks by
Adele Simpson and "crisp,
beautiful cottons and linens
by I.H. Marshall."
The elegant designs of
Albert Nippon will appear,
as well as Diana Dickinson's
flowing silks and knits by
Mike Korwin, Toula and
Steve Fabrikant. "When
you see Jane Pauley in a
knit, you're seeing Steve
Fabrikant," Assorgi said.
"She refuses to wear
anyone else's knits."
A selection of "absolutely
divine" William Pierson
creations also will be
Anyone familiar with
Chisholm Halle knows they
can look forward to a well-
planned and delightful
show. The independent
store has been on Las Olas
for close to four years, and
prides itself on attention to
detail and excellent
"We know our customers
very well, and make a
special effort to get to know
new clients," said Assorgi.
"Nobody can touch us as far
as service is concerned."
That service includes work-
ing closely with designers to
bring back just the right
dress for a client with a
special occasion coming up.
Nearly everything in the
store can be specially
ordered in the perfect size
and color, said Assorgi.
They also make sure that
two women never show up
at an event in the same out-
fit from their store. Assorgi
J S- \ i
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said she would rather not
sell a dress than sell it to
two women for the same
"There's no hard sell in
my store," Assorgi said.
"We want every client to
Continued on Page 5
In the Viewpoint SpotlightMiddle East Insights...
Patience vs. Panic
By WILLIAM SAFIRE
Our knee-jerk reaction to pictures of soldiers manhandl-
ing demonstrators is to regard the soldiers as brutal and the
rioters as heroic. That's not always true.
In Gaza and the territory west of the Jordan River, a
score of Palestinian Arab demonstrators have been killed in
recent weeks. The bloodshed began with the stabbing of an
Israeli and escalated when a traffic accident killing four
Arabs was misperceived as retaliaton.
As in 1976 and 1981, the disorder has reached deep inside
Israel. Arabs holding Israeli citizenship went on strike and
demonstrated to show solidarity with their brethren who
want to create a Palestinian state out of land within ar-
tillery range of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Poignantly, during
Christmas season, the violence has affected celebratons in
places like Nazareth and Bethlehem.
What brought on the rioting? Gaza is overcrowded and
poor, as it has been for years, under both Arab and Israeli
rule. And the PLO, frustrated by its impotence in the Arab
world, foments uprisings and terror, but that is nothing
Added to the usual elements is this: Demonstrations often
Coatinaed on Page 4
The Making of Gaza
By A.M. ROSENTHAL
A year ago I traveled through Gaza. I thought then and
believe still with all the emotion Israel arouses that all who
love her should journey in Gaza.
There are places on earth where aridity and bleakness are
more stark, where oppression is far worse, where anger is
as hot as the eyes of the young men who stand by the road-
side and stare. But for those who care for Israel, that is
They know that this should not be, that Israel soldiers
should not be, that Israel soldiers should not patrol year
after year in alleys of hatred. That was not what Israel was
meant to be or do or stand for.
Yea, there is a double standard for Israel. She is judged by
higher standards than, say, those Arab neighbors who
preach death and hate and slaughter in the name of God.
The double standard is not only a matter of pride and duty
to Israel's biblical roots but of strength in the world today.
It is the belief that Israel lives by the principals of decency
that won her essential support in the United States, decade
after troubled decade.
And now, newspapers and television screens are aflame
Co.ti-.ed m Page 4
Page2___The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, January 29, 1988
A Special Time Awaits 'Guus and Gals'...
Woodmont Features UJA Dinner Dance Feb. 7
The elegantly decorated Wood-
mont Country Club in Tamarac
will be the scene of the *88
Federation/UJA Dinner Dance,
sponsored by the Woodmont Divi-
sion, Sunday evening, Feb. 7, ac-
cording to Division chair Mark
Schaffer announced that the
country club community will join
in a tribute to a trio of three
outstanding leaders, Walter Bern-
stein, Lou Colker and Moe Wit-
tenberg, at the event, which is of
special significance to the Jewish
Among the honorees, Louis Col-
ker, a retired wholesale electrical
distributor from Charleston, West
Virginia, has worked diligently on
behalf of the Federation/UJA,
B'nai B'rith, and the Jewish Na-
tional Fund. Both he and his wife,
Jean, are the parents of daughter
Elinor, sons Alan, Robert and
Michael, and seven grandchildren.
Coming to South Florida for the
special occasion will be John Lof-
tus, a trial attorney for the Justice
Department's Office of Special In-
vestigations, where he prosecuted
Nazi war criminals and in-
vestigated Nazi connections to
U.S. Intelligence. His book, 'The
Belarus Secret,' resulted in the fil-
ing of a House of Representatives
resolution to establish a commis-
sion to investigate Nazis in
America. He has authored ex-
poses on Klaus Barbie, Kurt
Waldheim, the Vatican Connec-
tion, and initiated investigations
in Canada and Australia.
The evening will be a unique
time in the lives of the couples at-
tending. Schaffer indicated that
"Woodmont will be one of the
primary areas to take part in this
year's 20/40 celebrations, in honor
of Federation's 20th and Israel's
40th Anniversaries. They will
have the opportunity with their
attendance and generosity to etch
their names in the historic 'Book
of Life' which will remain in
Frederation archives forever."
Attendance to the event will be
a minimum commitment of $500
Tees Off for UJA Feb. 15
or more to the 1988 Federa-
tion/UJA Men's Campaign.
Working with Schaffer are Ma-
jor Gifts chairmen Walter Berns-
tein and David Sommer, Special
Gifts chairman Morris Furman,
and Dinner chairman David
Campaign committee members
Harold Altman, Herb Borger,
Dr. Samuel Breger, Sam Brenner,
Arthur Charney, Abe Deutscher,
Norman Greenberg, Bernard
Gross, Dr. Leonard Heimoff,
Henry Hilsenroth, Clarence
Katine, Dr. Lawrence Levine,
Alex Lieberman, Samuel
Lipschutz, Martin Parker, Harold
Stein, Eli Topel, Joseph Wex-
elbaum and Seymour Wildman.
Tennis committee chairman is
Sidney Gershen and Honorary
chairman Victor Blumenstyk
Other members include:
Abe David, Herman Effren
Simon Fialokoff, Sidney Nadel'
Sam Roistacher, Charles Ross'
Kelvin Hirschberg, Bernard
Rudofsky, Martin Sager and Neal
For more information, contact
Sandy Jaffe, campaign associate
There will be fun aplenty when
the men of the Palm-Aire Division
tee off for the 1988 Fifth Annual
UJA Golf Classic, Monday, Feb.
15, at the Pines and Palms
Courses in the Pompano Beach
Country Club community.
But the day's event is filled with
a purpose, helping the tens of
thousands of Jewish men, women
and children, in North Broward,
in Israel and 34 other lands.
Following the 9 a.m. shotgun
and day on the greens, the men
will partake in a dinner, complete
with hors d'oeuvres, an open bar,
and a special profound message
about the 1988 Jewish Federa-
According to Committee Chair-
man Alex Kutz and co-chair Sy
Roberts,' "We have the best bunch
of guys competing in this year's
exciting event. They all have a big
stake in the welfare of our great,
young and vibrant Federation,
each one enjoying the golf outing.,
and providing a heartfelt gift to
the Jewish community's major
philanthropy. And the really
wonderful thing is that they help
fulfill their responsibility to the
total American Jewish communi-
ty, world Jewry, and their
brethren in Israel. It is indeed
more than a round of golf, it is a
The tourney is limited to the
first 288 men, which will include a
$48 resident fee plus a minimum
gift of $100 to the '88 Federa-
tion/UJA campaign. In the event
of rain, the golf tournament only
will be rescheduled for Feb. 23.
Palm-Aire Division chairman
Joe Kranberg and Honorary and
Major Gifts chair Irving
Libowsky, indicated that with the
completion of the event, and the
successful Pacesetters and Dinner
Dance, the Palm-Aire Division
hopes to achieve a record-
breaking $825,000 in their '88
Setting up the Tourney Sheets
Sy Roberts and Alex Kutz
undertaking. Working on the
Classic are tournament co-
chairmen Harold Shanzer,
Charles Kaplan and Dave Groner.
Banquet chair is Jim Goldstein.
OVER FIFTY people attended the recent Inverrary Division's
International Village UJA Pre-Pacesetter Cocktail Party hosted
by Ralph and Doris Leiderman. Guest speaker Zvi Raviv spoke
about the needs of this year's Federation/UJA campaign. From
left, are Honey Axelrod, Ralph Leiderman, Doris Leiderman,
Hilda Leibo Inverrary Division chairman, and Maurice
Dr. Phillip Kanev
, 20th ._
n./ Anniversary \
^er Ft. \J*^
Coming this March ...
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
for 1987-'88 Campaign
. Celebration 20/40
Leo Weissman has been with
the Sunrise Lakes Phase Four
campaign since its inception and is
its current chairman. Mr.
Weissman is also chairing this
year's 500 Plus Special Gifts
Mr. Weissman is a Holocaust
survivor who spent six years in
the concentration camps.
Weissman related, "In view of the
fact that I am a Holocaust sur-
vivor, I have felt the necessity to
help Jews around the world
through my work with
Weissman is also Israel Bonds
chairman of the Holocaust Sur-
vivors of South Florida, which just
finished a very successful cam-
paign. Mr. Weissman and his wife
Sonia have been living in Sunrise
'88 Campaigners of the Week
25 A 47
HATS OFF TO LARRY
REZNIK, left, receives the
award of merit from Joel
Telles, Federation Ad-
ministrative director, for
volunteering his time to make
this year'8 Super Sunday signs
as well as many other projects.
An example of Retmk's art-
work for Super Sunday is seen
in the background. '
Lakes for five years. They have
two married daughters.
Dr. Phillip Kanev is co-chairman
of the Pompano Beach region of
the Oceanside Division UJA cam-
paign of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale. The
Pompano Beach group recently
had a very successful brunch that
was held at Temple Sholom.
Dr. Kanev says, "I have very
strong feelings about our com-
munity and Israel; our Jewishness
must be maintained and the poor
and homeless taken care of. The
crisis in Israel today is such that
we need to continue our commit-
ment to the state and to its
Dr. Kanev is a retired dentist
who has lived in Pompano Beach
for 10 years. He has been married
to his wife Rita for 46 years. Dr.
Kanev has two honorary degrees
in his profession.
Sol Stieber has been a resident
of the Lakes of Inverrary for the
past eight years and is a new
member of the Federation/UJA
Inverrary Division campaign.
Stieber said that he joined the
1988 campaign because "the
Federation covers so many of our
Jewish charities, including Israel,
and that's why I continue to com-
mit to Jewish causes."
Mr. Stieber worked for the U.S.
Navy as a civilian engineer in
Washington, DC. He is a former
president for Ohr Kodesh Con-
gegation in Chavy Chase,
Maryland. Sol and his wife Esther
are currently members of the
Tamarac Jewish Center. They
have two daughters.
Scorecard of Giving
Jewish Fe&eraiivn of Greater Fort
Lauderdale's United Jewish Appeal
Campaign (as of Jan. 15, 1988)
Century VUlage/Deerfield Beach
Women's Division also
included in area totals
Friday, January 29, 1988/The Jewish FJoridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
\&} CAMPAIGN '88
We Can Make the Difference Between a Good Year and a Great One!
By HAROLD L. OSHRY
1988 General Campaign
Welcome to the world of
Federation/UJA. In the past few
months, we have all rolled up our
sleeves, and put our best foot for-
ward in an effort to help all of our
brethren in need. I am sure that
we are all exhausted but ex-
hilarated, and it is the gratifying
knowledge of knowing that we are
helping our brothers and sisters
that keep us all going.
Our special thanks and con-
gratulations are extended to Jim
and Ava Phillips, our magnificent
Super Sunday '88 chairs, for their
record achievements on the Na-
tional UJA Phon-a-thon held Jan.
24 at the Soref JCC, Perlman
Campus. More information and
pictures on Super Sunday will ap-
pear in future FLORIDIANS.
Within these trying days of
headlines and blaring accounts of
Israel and the Gaza, West Bank
and shootings and all the other
tirades of the press, we do indeed
have our work cut out for us. The
confusion of the true goings-on in
Israel is somewhat distorted and
misleading, but the real fact
behind all the headlines is that
Israel will survive, the brave peo-
ple will continue to need
humanitarian aid and our Jewish
community of concerned and com-
mitted Jews will respond in kind.
As the FLORIDIAN goes to
Dress, our Federation/UJA team
has compiled more than $4 plus
million toward our important '88
goal of $7.6 million. And although
this is more than half of the need-
ed dollars, there is a tremendous
amount of work that must be done
to procure the balance. If we are
to make this a great year for all of
our family, then we must do great
things, for only through great
undertakings can we aid the
single mothers and fathers striv-
ing to maintain a profession and a
household here in Greater Fort
Lauderdale, the elderly couple
struggling to survive in Romanian
oppressed streets, and the little
child in a Youth Aliyah project
learning the wonder of reading in
Thanks to American Jews contributing through
the United Jewish Appeal/Federation Cam-
paign, 18,000 troubled teenagers are given a se-
cond chance at making productive and fulfilling
lives for themselves in Israeli society. Food, hous-
ing, education and counseling are provided to Eldtrty Jews %n Romania, such as this man, ob-
disadvantaged youths, ages 12 to 18 but the job *n /ooet clothing and enjoy Jewuth religious
is far from finished.
Israel. Yes, if we continue to give
the same as in the past, it will be a
good year, and for that we should
be content, but we need more than
good. We need to keep our family
strong and that takes our very
best in function and funds. These
are just some reasons why we can-
not stay stagnant in our giving:
4,600 fewer children will not
benefit from Youth Aliyah pro-
grams in Israel.
7,000 homeless immigrants
live without dignity or hope.
Hundreds of thousands of
men, women and children have no
one to turn to for medical and
assistance in Eastern Europe.
Elderly men and women await
Leo Weissman Heads Up 500 Plus
Condominium Division Event
This year's 500 Plus Club
Special Gifts luncheon of the
Division will be held at the
beautiful Maxine's restaurant,
located at 8300 West Sunrise
Blvd., Plantation, on Wednesday,
Event chairman Leo Weissman
said that he is expecting a very
nice turnout for this luncheon.
Weissman, who is chairman of
Sunrise Lakes Phase Four,
related, "We have worked hard to
enlarge this event over the past
three years. Many people who had
not contributed as much previous-
ly have been encouraged to join
the 500 plus club and have decided
to make their heartfelt commit-
ment and have joined the ranks."
Thus this is a culminating func-
tion for 500 plus members. It is a
victory event that celebrates their
generous commitment to the 1988
Federation/UJA campaign and
the 40th anniversary of the State
The guest speaker on this
festive occasion will be Leonard
Fein, who will focus on the many
programs in Israel and here at
home that Federation/UJA
dollars support. Fein is a writer
and teacher, who served as editor
and founder of "Moment"
Samuel K. Miller, this year's
division chairman said that the
500 Plus event is a tribute to the
hard work that has gone into this
Tamarac Breakfast to be Held Feb. 14
On Sunday, Feb. 14, the
Federation/UJA Tamarac Divi-
sion will have a special breakfast
at the Tamarac Jewish Center.
Tamarac area chairman Milton
Kern is delighted with the pro-
gress of the campaign this year
and is hoping for a record turnout
at this event.
The minimum contribution to
attend this event is $54 which will
help save lives in Israel, in 33
other countries and here in the
Fort Lauderdale area.
Speaking on this occasion is pro-
fessor B.Z. Sobel from Haifa
University. Professor Sobel was
born and raised in New York City.
He has studied at some of the
finest Yeshivas and has a PhD
degree. He has taught at Miami
University, Brandeis University,
and at Hebrew University before
joining the department of
Sociology at Haifa University.
Tamarac chairman Milton Kern
would like to thank his co-
chairmen Nat Ginsberg, Rose
Port, and Harry Silver, along with
the dedicated leaders of the 35
condominiums in the Tamarac
Division, for their hard work on
this year's Federation/UJA
For more information on this
and other Tamarac events, con-
tact Sandra Brettler Blech at
'_ r- VJ BVH fi N GO
Jan. 31 Palm Springs II Breakfast 9:30
Feb. 1 Elie Wiesel Committee Meeting. 5
Feb. 2 Builders Division Dinner
Feb. 3 500 This Luncheon at Maxine's.
Feb. 4 Business and Executive Network
Fund-raiser. 6 p.m. Marriott. Fort Lauder-
Feb. 7 Century Village Deerfield Paceset-
ters Celebration. 7:30 p.m. At Le Chib.
Feb. 7 Woodmont Dinner Dance. 7 p.m.
Woodmont Country Club.
Feb. 8 Women's Division Meetings. 9:30
exec. 10:30 Board.
For more information contact the Jewish
Federation at 748-8400.
and cultural programs provided by the
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, >
a major beneficiary of the United Jewish Ap-'
peai/Federation Campaign. The JDC helps aged
Jews and others in SU countries around the world
by providing them with rescue, relief, rehabilita-
tion and education services.
the life-enriching services of the
Federation's Gathering Place in
There are no Hebrew School
classes in the public school system
here at home or for the learning
And the list goes on and on.
Even with the outstanding alloca-
tions made to our major local
agencies JCC, JFS, HDS, CA-
JE, etc we still fall short of the
requests by these vital arms of the
Federation family. The continued
viability of our Jewish community
depends on us.
So come on North Broward,
reach out and touch someone, be
the lifeline of caring, get involved,
pledge a heartfelt gift. Become
result-oriented and be willing to
be judged by Taclis as well as
'ruach' by the sums we raise
and things we accomplish, as well
as by the spirit of Jewishness we
seek to further instill in all Jews.
For more information on this
event, contact Sandra Brettler
Blech at the Federation,
(As of Jan. 25, 1988)
of Greater Ft. Lauderdale
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
General Chairman ^STSSSZ__
Harold L. Oshry fCELEB^TION
IMf TtAOmON CONimjfS
Page A The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, January 29,1988
The Making of Gaza
Coatinaed frow Plfe 1-Wlth
the bitterness of the young men of
Gaza, that strip of territory Israel
does not want but cannot let go
for fear it would become a PLO
state. Twenty years of Israeli oc-
cupation have only heightened
hatred in Gaza, as would another
This is all true. But if there is to
be any honest effort toward an
end to the misery of Gaza and the
tragedy of Israel as occupier,'
other truths must be faced. So far
almost nothing has been said
about them. The haters of Israel
simply use Gaza as a club against
her. Her supporters abroad do lit-
tle but shake their heads in repri-
mand or embarrassment.
The one basic truth that must be
faced is that the tragedy of Gaza
was created by the refusal of the
Patience vs. Panic
Continued from Page 1-
start and grow because the demonstrators see some chance
of success. Palestinian Arabs, sensitive to any lack of
resolve in Israel, are aware of the divisions in the coalition
Government over the calling of a conference that would
surely end in major territorial concessions.
Morover, rioters including Iran-sponsored terrorists to
whom death is not a deterrent have noted increased
Israeli concern for world opinion. Israel is not the Soviet
Union, Syria or South Africa, where coverage of ruthless
crackdowns is blacked out. Demonstrators know that the
heaving of a Molotov cocktail is rarely if ever caught by the
camera, but the subsequent subduing of the bomb thrower
makes the authorities look cruelly repressive on frontpages
and television. Reprisals to terrorist attack have been
restrained, creating an illusion of weakness.
Add to this the urging of police restraint by the U.S. State
Department, plus finger-wagging by U.N. nations that
machine-gun demonstrators within their borders, plus the
hand wringing of well-meaning Jewish leaders safe in
America who are all too ready to ignore Iraeli security
needs and we can see why many Palestinian
demonstrators are not crazy to hope that violence will pay
To enumerate these unintentional incentives to violence is
not to call for ruthlessness in the suppression of disorder.
The purpose is to find the least worst course in a situation
that offers no best course to find a way least likely to
result in the loss of Arab life or the loss of Israeli freedom.
Most Israelis think, with good reason, that a PLO state at
their throat would be intolerable, and that territorial con-
cessions in that direction now would only serve to whet the
radical Arab appetite. It is not paranoid to think that the
PLO and most Arab totalitarian regimes want to drive the
democratic Jewish state out of the Middle East; it is
dangerously irresponsible to assume that today's Palesti-
nian Arab nationalists would be satisfied with a slice of arid
land looking at Israeli greenery.
Most Israelis refuse to believe that they are limited to the
Three Terrible Choices: (1) ruling over a colony of rightly
resentful, disenfranchised Arabs on the West Bank and
Gaza; (2) absorbing all those Arabs into an Israel that would
ultimately lose its Jewish identity, dr (3) driving them
across the Jordan*River into a Palestinian state on the East
Another choice will emerge. In time, realistic Arab rulers
beyond Egypt will stop trying to distract their people from
internal inequality by perpetuating their "holy war." In
time, Arab residents of lands adjacent to Israel's borders
will be induced to follow pragmatic local Arab leaders who
deliver real economic gains rather than submit to
Which is wiser to bet that time is on the side of terror
or on the side of reason? Most of Israel's Jewish citizens
want to let historical reality take root. That is why they are
prepared to deal sternly with disorder within their borders
and are likely to begin deporting West Bank troublemakers
to the East Bank. That is why they sit tight, behind defensi-
ble borders, and await the generation of Arabs who will ac-
cept autonomy without sovereignty over disputed lands.
The hard-working, intelligent Palestinian Arabs, long
despised and used as pawns by a hostile Arab world, are not
destined to be ruled over or absorbed or dispossessed by
Israel. They can be lived next to, when they are ready to
The views expressed hy columnists, reprinted editorials, and copy do not necesaarilv
reflect the opinion of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort LauderdaJe.
Arab nations to recognize the
right of Israel to exist and by their
attempt to destroy the Israeli
state, beginning at birth.
In 1947, the United Nations,
with the backing of every major
power, voted to partition the
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attacks against Israel, with the
approval and support of the Arab
Then, in 1967, Israel stunned
the Arabs and the rest of the
world by trouncing Arab armies.
She threw the Jordanians out of
the West Bank and Jerusalem, the
Egyptians out of Gaza and the
Syrians out of the Golan Heights.
Israel found herself in control of
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British mandate of Palestine into terttory ^at had been illegally
Israeli and Palestinian states. 1 Qeea^ by the Arab states.
the Arabs had accepted that,
there would today be a separate
Palestinian state 40 years old;
Gaza and its people would be a
part of it.
But the Arab states fell upon
Israel and in utter fury tried to kill
the old dream and new reality of
the Jewish state. They seized and
divided what was to have been the
Egypt took the Gaza strip. Jor-
dan, now admired in the West,
seized the West Bank. It also cap-
tured most of Jerusalem, defiled
Jewish holy places, banned Jews
and destroyed hopes of interna-
tionalization of the Holy City.
Israel lived within mortar range
of the Egyptians, the Jordanians
and the Syrians, who had snatch-
ed heights overlooking Israel; the
mortars were fired. For 20 years,
the territory that was to have
been a Palestinian state under the
UN plan was used by the PLO for
Israelis were determined to push
back their borders so that they
would never again live looking
down Arab gun barrels. Thus
began the era of Israeli occupa-
tion, creating a safer state in the
short run but also stoking the
hatred and danger now being
acted out on the dry soil of Gaza,
What difference does it make,
so many years later? For one
thing it cleanses the mind and
perhaps the soul to combine sor-
row and criticism of Israel with
recognition of historic reality.
History is a loaf, not slices of
bread. Unless yesterday is
understood, the anguish of today
is distorted and the peace possible
some tomorrow put off indefinate-
ly, perhaps forever.
Peace, which in the end must
mean recognition of Israeli securi-
ty and Palestinian reality, is
Israelis must create a unified
government capable of
negotiating. Arabs, including
Palestinians, must recognize that
their attempts to kill the Israeli
state in 1948, and almost ever
since, led to what is happening to-
day. To pretend Israel brought
this on herself is hypocracy and
falsehood that blocks the future.
The only way to move on is to
face the reality and lessons of the
past. Otherwise, Arab and Jew
are trapped in a cycle and the
young men of Israel and Gaza will
face each other in hatred year
upon year, perhaps for their
(The above article was published in
the Dec. tt, 1987 issue of the New
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At The Women's Division $18,000 Event..
In December 1987 the Women's
Division of the Florida Region of
the United Jewish Appeal spon-
sored its Premier Regional
$18,000 Event to honor those
women who make an independent
commitment of $18,000 or more
to the 1988 Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal
According to Ethel Waldman,
Fort Lauderdale's chairman for
this inaugural event, the seven
women from Fort Lauderdale who
attended the luneheon made up
the largest delegation from any of
the Florida communities. "I am
really quite proud of our participa-
tion," said Waldman, "because I
believe that the women of Fort
Lauderdale have set an admirable
example for independent giving."
Waldman explained that in addi-
tion to the seven women who at-
tended the luncheon at the Boca
Raton Hotel, there are five other
women in Fort Lauderdale who
make an $18,000 minimum
Atending the event with chair-
man Waldman were Celia Farber,
Alvera Gold, Evelyn Gross,
Deborah Hahn, Fran Levey, and
Claire Oshry. Unable to attend
were Florence Gerson, Julia Mer-
rill, Anita Perlman, Bren Simon,
and Barbara Wiener.
Women's Kol Ishah Event
Continued from Page 1-
walk out through that door
feeling that she made a
wonderful choice and I
emphasize that she made
Chisholm Halle South also
carries a complete line of ac-
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and evening handbags and
Assorgi describes her
store as "a very elegant, yet
very accessible store. Our
doors are open to anybody."
The fashion show won't be
all the fun at this dazzling
luncheon. Leaders of
Women's Division, past and
present, will be honored, but
no outside speaker has been
invited. Socransky and her
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) A self-
proclaimed commando group
of Jewish youths raided the of-
fice here of a publication of the
extreme right-wing National
Front, smashing furniture,
tearing out telephone lines and
destroying part of its archives.
The group, consisting of a
dozen young people, left
leaflets signed "Jewish Com-
bat Organization Section
Secondary Schools," and say-
ing it will not "tolerate the
anti-Semitic propaganda of a
hoodlum like Jean Marie Le
Pen." It warned anti-Semites
to "tremble with fear."
The editor of the publication,
Roland Gaucher, said the
group burst into the offices of
National Hebdo, with faces
masked by scarves and wear-
ing helmets. He said the raid
lasted less than five minutes
and that the group left long
before the police arrived.
National Hebdo is a relative-
ly obscure weekly supporting
Le Pen's bid for the French
presidency and generally close
to his extreme right-wing
A communique issued Dec.
30 to Agence France Presse
said, "We shall not go into
details with a man who termed
the Holocaust a historic detail
and who dares deny the ex-
istence of the Shoah."
co-chairs, Estelle Loewens-
tein and Shirley Warner,
are looking for a few laughs,
presenting the story of
Women's Division, as it has
The seven Fort Lauderdale women who participated in the
never been presented Premier Ftorida Regional $18,000 Event are shouTwith guest
For reservations and in-
formation, call Women's
Division, at 748-8400.
speaker Paula Bornstein of the Paris office of the American
Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Standing, from left
Deborah Hahn, Celia Farber, Fran Levey, Claire Oshry. Evelyn
Gross and seated, Ethel Waldman, speaker Paula Bornstein, and
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Author Gerda Klein Gives Stirring Address...
Woodmont Raises $90,000 at UJA Reception
Opening their home to the medal event, Walter and Rita Berns-
tein, right, with guest speaker Gerda Klein and Major Gifts co-
chairman David Sommer.
Federation Mini-Missions in Action...
From left, Foundation of Jewish Philanthopies director Kenneth
Kent; Morris E. Goldstein; Louis Kuriansky; and Fran Merens-
tein, director of the David Posnack Hebrew Day School pause out-
side the new Day School Complex located on the Perlman campus.
Kent escorted the two men on aFederatxon "Mini-Mission" to the
Hebrew Day School and the Jewish Community Center. Both the
Jewish Community Center and the David Posnack Hebrew Day
School are beneficiary agencies of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies
Creating A Legacy
For the 21st Century
DO I NEED A WILL?
If you have property of more
than nominal value, if you are
married or if you have children
YOU NEED A WILL!
A Will Is Insurance
A will is like an insurance policy.
It insures that certain things will
occur upon your death. The mak-
ing of a will involves a one-time
"premium" charge in the form of
a fee to your attorney.
Who Shall Inherit Your
When you write a will, you
designate who inherits your pro-
perty. If you die without a will in
Florida, the State of Florida will
make disposition in accordance
with its laws which may have
adverse tax consequences and
may not be what you want to hap-
pen. A will is almost an absolute
necessity if you want to either: a)
pass property to charities or per-
sons who are not your legal heirs
designated by the State; b) pass
specific items of property to cer-
tain charities or special persons
Fifteen Reasons Your Will May
You should feel justifiably proud
if you made your will. But don't
regard your will as having been
carved on a stone tablet. Think of
it as being stored on a word pro-
cessor easily changeable to
meet changing needs and cir-
cumstances. What kinds of
changes? Here are 15 events
(there may be many more) that
mav require a modification of our
2. Birth of a child or grandchild
3. A child reaching adulthood
5. Death of a 3pouse
6. Increase in the value of your
7. Acquisition of new assets by
gift or inheritance
8. Disposition of assets mention-
ed in the will
9. Death of a beneficiary named
in the will
10. Changes in the needs of
11. Unavailability of persons
named as executors or trustees
12. Moving to a different state
13. Purchase or sale of real
14. A desire to provide for addi-
tional beneficiaries, such as a
15. A change in the tax laws
such as the Tax Reform Act of
You should review your will per-
sonally every year, perhaps when
you make your vacation plans.
Ask your attorney to review your
will every two years to assure it is
up to date with state and federal
For further assistance from
your Foundation, contact Kenneth
Kent, Foundation Director
Over 60 people came out to the
lovely new home of Walter and
Rita Bernstein to hear the stirring
words of Holocaust survivor,
Author Gerda Klein, at the recent
As they heard the touching
story of Mrs. Klein, Woodmont
residents showed their heartfelt
generosity by contributing an ad-
ditional $90,000 to the 1988 cam-
paign on this particular evening.
Federation/UJA General Cam-
paign chairman Harold L. Oshry,
stated, "This is another of the
many phases involved in the suc-
cessful operation of this year's
campaign. At this reception you
have the elite of Woodmont
everyone that is here is very much
into the campaign with their
hearts, mind, and generosity."
Host and Woodmont Major
Gifts co-chairman, Walter Berns-
tein, said, "It was delightful to see
so many wonderful people here in
one room, who are all active
because they care about what hap-
pens in Israel and right here in
At the Cocktail Reception, Ger-
da Klein, author and
humanitarian, said that she was
only one of 120 that survived the
Nazi death march involving 4000
Jews towards the end of World
War II. She was liberated by Kurt
Klein, who has been her husband
for 41 years.
People have often asked Gerda
why she went on against such im-
possible odds and misery in the
concentration camps. Klein
responds by saying, "Though we
were always cold and hungry, we
were never without hope. There
was not one case of suicide in the
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to the spirit of our people, who
preferred life over death."
In discussing the needs of the
state of Israel and our own com-
munities, Klein related, "We must
share and give in the style in
which we live in appreciation of
our own blessings."
Woodmont resident Ed West
Sara and Martin Sager enjoy-
was one of many that were very
moved by Klein's speech. "She
taught me a lesson," said West.
"Compared to what she went
through, the things that we take
so seriously are often rather
trivial. I'll look at my home and
family in a different light after
Florence Straus, a very active
member of the Woodmont UJA
campaign and a wearer of the
Lion of Judah, stated, "Gerda was
very inspiring and we were all
lucky to have had the privilege of
listening to her on this very
COMMUNITY RELATION* COMMITTEE Of
Jawith Federation of Creator Fort Laudordale
Mr. and Mrs. Jules Karpas and
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Robbins,
chairpersons of this year's
Lauderdale Oaks UJA campaign
announced that Gertrude Kramer
will be honored at the Lauderdale
Oaks Rally that will be held on
Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. in their
Gertrude Kramer is being
honored at this event for her
many years of dedication to
Coffee will be served at this Ral-
ly as the participants will hear the
important words of guest speaker
Daniel Cantor. Mr. Cantor is a
vice-president of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale and is currently chair-
ing the elderly committee.
This should be a very exciting
event. For more information, con-
tact Sandra BretUer Blech at the
Norman Ostrau and
Senator Peter Weinstein Meeting Feb. 9
Barbara K. Wiener,
chairperson of the Federa-
tion's Community Relations
Committee, announced that
Senator Peter Weinstein and
Ostrau will both appear at the
next CRC meeting on Tues-
day, Feb. 9. The meeting will
begin at 7 p.m. in the Federa-
tion Board Room.
Weinstein, a member of the
state senate and chairman of a
number of important commit-
tees figured prominently in the
news recently with the in-
troduction and sponsorship of
important legislation. Ostrau,
currently in his first term
representing Plantation, has
been active on a number of
state-wide committees in
representing his local
"We are delighted that both
Peter and Norman will speak
to our CRC and discuss the
P. Weinstein N. Ostrau
issues that impact on the local
Jewish community and each of
us individually," stated
Wiener. The CRC is made up
of a cross-section of the North
Broward Jewish community
with a good number of major
Jewish organizations being
Wiener stated that the
"CRC meetings are open to
the anyone in the Jewish com-
munity." For further informa-
tion call Joel Telles at
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Friday, January 29, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort La
The lighting of candles has been
a Jewish tradition since biblical
times. All over the world, Jewish
women kindle the lights each Fri-
day evening to usher in the Sab-
bath and a special twisted
taper is used for the Havdalah ser-
vice, after sundown the following
evening. Another type of candle is
used in Jewish homes at the time
of Shiva. Candles are lit on the oc-
casion of every Jewish holiday. A
separate one shines each and
every evening of Chanukah. This
year we are celebrating both the
fortieth anniversary of the State
of Israel and the twentieth birth-
day of our own Federation.
The candlelighting ceremony at
the Inverrary Pacesetter Ball
recalled the many ac-
complishments, aspirations, and
goals of our local Federation and
the United Jewish Appeal all over
the world. We would like to share
that portion of the evening with
the rest of the Greater Ft.
(1) Each afternoon Mr. Marks,
well into his eighties, brings his
wheelchair bound wife to the
Kosher Nutrition program for
lunch. She has had Parkinson's for
the last seven years. This is their
only hot meal of the day. Over
1000 such meals are served every
week in our community.
(2) Every day men and women
get together to learn, to exercise,
to socialize and to talk politics.
Proving you are as young as you
feel, the average age for those at
The Gathering Place is 87.
(3) The Helene and Samuel
Soref Jewish Community Center
of Greater Ft. Lauderdale is the
focus of Jewish endeavors for peo-
ple of all ages. We gather on the
Perlman Campus for activities
that range from Israel In-
dependence Day celebrations in
May ... to Federation's Super
Sunday telethon next Sunday,
(4) It certainly was a wonderful
experience to see the, bright, shin-
ing faces of the students of The
David Posnack Hebrew Day
School as they recently dedicated
a beautiful new building. We have
the only Hebrew Day School in all
of Ft. Lauderdale.
(5) Jews in prison? Sounds in-
credible, but the Federation's
Rabbi Albert Schwartz, through
the Federation Chaplaincy Pro-
gram, makes personal visits to
prisons as well as hospitals and
nursing homes offering spiritual
and counselling services.
(6) Where would Judaism be
without education? CAJE, The
Central Agency For Jewish
Education, provides our communi-
ty with "all you ever wanted to
know about Judaism but were
afraid to ask." Just ask ... Dr.
Abe Gittelson and his extremely
(7) Residents of our community
have found endowment funds,
legacies, or letters of intent, ways
to ensure their continuing support
of their fellow Jews. The Founda-
tion of Jewish Philanthropies
builds reserves and provides for
any crisis, as well as augmenting
resources for many. innovative
(8) The cold weather in
Washington, DC did not bother
the young people of BBYO and
Hillel when they joined 80 other
people from Ft. Lauderdale in the
Protest for Soviet Jews. With
assistance and direction from
Federation, they are l>ecoming
our community's future leaders.
(9) South Floridian's worried
over the fate of little Rachal
Rauser. Jewish Family Service of
Broward County is the agency
that helped reunite her with her
family. They also provide a full
range of services from "respite
care" to family counselling, and
cooperate with HIAS in the reset-
tlement of new Americans in our
(10) Twenty years ago a group
of seven women gathered, in the
home of Pola Brodzki, to form our
Women's Division. This year the
women of Ft. Lauderdale have
alteady raised over one million
dollars. Thirty three women wear
ruby lions signifying com-
mitments of over $10,000 each, 46
women have the diamond Lion of
Judah ... a gift of $6000, and 30
women enjoy the Lapis Lion, for
which they have pledged $2600.
Hundreds of other women give in-
dependent gifts, meaningful to,
(11) Have you been on a mission
to Israel? It is a never to be forgot-
ten experience. Through our Mis-
sions Program you will meet the
people and the Land of Israel. You
will visit Kibbutzim and the
Knesset. You might even enjoy a
salty swim in the Dead Sea.
(12) It is heart breaking to know
that 3 million of our fellow Jews
suffer in the Soviet Union. They
remain in desperate need of our
help. The token release of many of
the outspoken refuseniks should
encourage us to work even harder
for the freedom of Soviet Jews.
(13) There are remnant com-"
munities ... all that is left from
the Holocaust, in such Eastern
European countries as Poland,
Hungary and Yugoslavia. Most of
the people are elderly, many
haven't got enough food or warm
clothing. The American Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC)
provides more than the basic
necessities. It shows them that
other Jews still care.
(14) We cannot forget the
30,000 Jews left in Iran. Those
4,000 in Syria and the 3,800 in
Tunisia who must be cared for.
We sustain their hopes. We are
the key to their survival.
(15) Many of the 10,000 Ethio-
pian Jews who remain in the Gun-
dar are now falling victim to the
latest famine. In too many cases
parents and children were
separated by "Operation Moses."
With our help, they can be
reunited in Israel.
(16) It takes money and dedica-
tion to resettle new immigrants,
build villages and farms in rural
areas, and support programs for
troubled and disadvantaged
youth. The Jewish Agency for
Israel also promotes the
revitalization of distressed
(17) Like most of the children,
who were rescued from the
famine in Ethiopia, six year old
Ehud is an orphan. His parents
died of starvation. Every night he
cries himself to sleep on his cot at
the Youth Aliyah village. His emo-
tional scars run deep. It will cost
$2,500 to support and educate him
for one year, but some day he may
sit in the Knesset.
(18) Ft. Lauderdale residents
have a unique relationship with
the communities of "Kfar Saba"
for that is 'our twin city.' Project
Renewal is a very special program
that has united hundreds of
thousands of Israelis in
neighborhoods throughout Israel
with the diaspora. Because of this
program, all of you have a 'family
in Israel' and they have American
mishpoka who care about them.
(19) Boris and Ludmilla arrived
in America from the Soviet Union,
nine years ago. They were met in
New York by HIAS, The Hebrew
Immigrant Aid Society. Today,
they live happy, productive lives
in Ft. Lauderdale where they are
the owners of an excellent tailor-
(20) Last, but by no means least,
we shall light a candle to the
Jewish Floridian of Greater Ft.
Lauderdale, which keeps us all
well informed, makes us aware of
these many obligations and com-
mitments and lets us know that
we have successfully reached our
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Margate Division Campaign Calendar of Events
Jewish Federation/UJA Mar-
tgate Division chairman Ben
Kaplan is very pleased with the
progress of this year's campaign
and would like to express his
thanks to all the dedicated leaders
and volunteers that are making
the Margate Division shine.
The Margage Division will be
having several important events
throughout the month of
February and in March. Some of
these are listed below:
PALM SPRINGS II
Chairpersons Hannah linger
and Morris Bdelman announce
that Palm Springs II will have its
fund-raising breakfast on Jan. 31
in the Palm Springs clubhouse at
9:30 a.m. The very entertaining
Danny Tadmore will be the guest
speaker and the honorees are
Toby and Saul Berber man. Please
come out and show your support
for the Jewish community on this
PALM SPRINGS III
Palm Springs III will have its
Federation/UJA breakfast on
Feb. 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the
clubhouse. Chairman Hy Wattel is
proud to announce that Dr.
Abraham Gittelson of the Central
Jewry, Israel, and our community.
The very active community of
Palm Lakes is having its Federa-
tion/UJA breakfast on Sunday,
Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the Palm
Lakes Clubhouse. Chairman Irv-
ing Goldman is proud to have Emil
Cohen as the guest speaker.
Freda and Emanuel Bregman will
be honored on this occasion for
their community service.
On Feb. 28, The Oakland Hills
division will have a special
Federation/UJA dinner at noon at
the Inverrary Hilton Hotel. Julius
Gordon is this year's Oakland
Hills chairman. Honorees at this
festive event are Thelma and
Paradise Gardens Section
Three will have a delightful
brunch at noon on Feb. 21 at the
lovely home of Mr. and Mrs. Israel
Agency for Jewish Education will
be the guest speaker of this impor-
PALM SPRINGS I
The residents of Palm Springs I
will have their annual breakfast
on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m.
Palm Springs I chairman Irving
Tager is excited about having
CRC director Joel Telles as the
guest speaker. Mr. Telles will
speak about the needs of Soviet
Federation/UJA Israel Update Draws a Crowd
Over 1,200 Century Village
residents came out for the recent
Federation/UJA Israel update
program and cantonal concert
that was held recently in the Cen-
tury Village East Clubhouse
Harold Oshry, 1988 Federa-
tion/UJA General Campaign
chairman, gave a rousing speech
on the importance of helping our
brethren in Israel, 33 other coun-
tries, and at home by making a
heartfelt contribution to this
Oshry added, "This Israel up-
date progam signals the beginning
of the many phases involved in
what should be a very successful
Deerfield Beach campaign.
Everyone that came here today is
showing their heartfeld commit-
ment to the whole Jewish
Herman Plavin, general chair-
man of the Century Village/Deer-
field Division, stated, "I am over-
whelmed by the turnout at this
event and I am confident that this
is a solid start for this year's
The audience was treated to a
special performance by the Can-
tors' Octette featuring Moshe
Levinson as master of ceremonies
and Cantor Max Pincus as conduc-
tor. The group sang a nice pro-
gram of melodic, cantorial pieces
with their booming voices.
Special events chairperson
Evelyn Denner stated, "The Can-
tors' Octette received a spon-
taneous standing ovation for their
Some of the dignitaries present
on this afternoon were Rep. Jack
Tobin and Deerfield Beach com-
missioner Joseph Tractenberg.
Join the Mission
JUDGE NATHAN and Jeanette Koplin came back from the 20th
Anniversary Community Mission as reborn Jews. "It gave us a
most inrdepth understanding of Israel, her challenges met, and
her needs For more information.on a Federation mission, con-
tact Sandy Jackowxtz at 7U8-8U0O.
JERUSALEM U.S. Sen. John Chafee was pelted with stones
while visiting the Kalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem.
He was accompanied by the U.S. consul from East Jerusalem and
United Nations officials. Israel Defense Force troops broke up the
disturbance with tear gas.
TEL AVIV Ethiopia put about 20 Jews on trial last month
for their involvement in attempting to immigrate to Israel. An
estimated 10,000 to 20,000 Jews remain in Ethiopia and are pro-
hibited from emigrating.
JERUSALEM Police warned the public again not to open
suspicious looking mail after a Knesset member received a letter
bomb at his home recently. It was the 12th such device to reach
Israel since the end of last year.
JERUSALEM Israeli scientists for the first time have won
the Wolf Prize for Chemistry. Professors Joshua Jortner of Tel
Aviv University and Raphael Levine of the Hebrew University
will share their $100,000 winnings.
The Century Village East Israel Update program drew an enor-
mous crowd which heard Harold Oshry, Federation/UJA
General Chairman, give a vibrant speech. The Cantor's Octette
provided the afternoon's entertainment.
The Israel Update program featured an outstanding concert by
the Cantor's Octette. Members of the Octette include Morris
Levxnson, Zvi Adler, David Feuer, Ronald Graner, Grigory
Groysman, Erving Obstbaum, Max Pincus, and Erving Rogoff.
The accompanist on this occasion was Moritz Sckoenberg
Resnikoff. The honorees on this
occasion will be Mary and Milton
Braunstein. Chairman Irving Tan-
nenbaum is pleased to have CRC
director Joel Telles as the guest
Gardens Four chairman Robert
Lerner announced that its fund-
raising breakfast will take place
on Feb. 14 at Congregation Beth
Hillel of Margate. This special
event will start at 9:30 a.m. The
guest speaker on this occasion will
be Condominium Division chair-
man Samuel K. Miller, who will
speak on the many beneficiary
agencies and programs that your
Federation/UJA Coral Gates
chairman Jacob Kushner an-
nounced that Coral Gate will have
its brunch on Tuesday, March 1 at
the Clock restaurant, 2701 North
State Road 7 in Margate. The
event will start at 10 a.m. The
guest speaker will be the renown-
ed Dr. Abraham Gittelson,
associate director of the Central
Agency for Jewish Education.
Coral Gate residents won't want
to miss thjs important event
it's here. 3ur
Having enjoyed a wonderful Federation/UJA Israel update vro-
%an,TZeLatio?U,Ji \988 ^Paign chairman from left
Harold Oshry, Rep. Jade Tobin, Deerfield Beach commissioner
t^-EZ*^*!9'- 5Sfciai Ev^U chair EvelVn D**r> and
Deerfield Beach chaxr Herman Plavin.
Brightening Their Days
The Federation Way...
Friday, January 29, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 9
The elderly participants of the
Jewish Federation's Kosher
Nutrition Program recently en-
joyed a wonderful Chanukah pro-
gram. Rabbi David Gordon, long
time friend of the program, and
Rabbi Mark Gross with his
wonderful voice and guitar pro-
vided a musical morning along
with little known Chanukah trivia.
The students of the Posnack
Hebrew Day School led by teacher
Nat Green, lit the Chanukkiah and
also added a bright musical note
to the festivities.
Shown is Irving Libowsky,
center, chairman of the Nutrition
Committee giving greetings to his
many friends in the Nutrition Pro-
gram. Looking on are (from left)
Rabbi Mark Gross of Temple Beth
Orr, Rabbi David Gordon, David
Krantz, Nutntion Committee
member and Joel Telles, Federa-
tion's Administrative director.
If the holiday season left you
feeling lonely and you are over 60
(the only requirement of the
Nutrition Program), consider
becoming a member of the
Federation's programs for
seniors. Call Sandra Friedland,
797-0381 for details.
COMING FEBRUARY 5 ...
SPECIAL FLORIDIAN ISSUE
FEATURING JEWISH FEDERATION
LOCAL MAJOR AGENCIES AND
ACTIVITIES AND MORE ...
Another Perspective on American Jews
"Sacred Survival: The Civil
Religion of American Jem."
Jonathan S. Woocher. Indian
University Press, Ten and Morton
Streets, Bloomington, IN i7i05.
1986. x, 2U pages. $15.00.
Reviewed by Rath B. Wanum
In an age when Jews in the
United States seem to be so divid-
ed into their own religious camps,
when the extremes are going fur-
ther in their own directions and
"pluralism" is becoming a debas-
ed value, there is still one thing
that unites most of them philan-
thropy, social services, concern
for the whole community.
American Jews are now epitomiz-
ing the age-old motto, "All Israel
are responsible for one another."
The phrase, "civil religion," was
coined in 1967 by Robert S. Bellah
in an analysis of American institu-
tions and, now, some twenty
years later, Jonathan S. Woocher
has applied it. in a detailed study
which is also a specialized history
and analysis, to the American
When, in the 19th century,
Emancipation had its impact on
European Jewry, one result was
to loosen the bonds of religion and
religious law (halakhah). Without
those restraints and guidelines,
Jews were forced to think serious-
ly abut being Jews. Religiously,
one result was assimilation;
another was denominationalism.
Secularly, still another which
bloomed in this country, was a
"religion without a theology"
which resulted in the whole struc-
ture of welfare services, Federa-
tions and UJA.
The unification of American
Jews in,this "civil religion" is
nothing short of phenomenal. Of
course, two major triggers to the
expansion, of civil religion were
the simultaneous phenomena of
the Holocaust and of Zionism.
Jews emerged from the former as
no longer quiescent. They voiced
their opinions, they railed against
governments and declared,
"Never again!" From Zionism
and the establishment of the State
of Israel they acquired a prideful
new cause. Israel, it its glorious
and, simultaneously, precarious
short existence through repeated
wars, has pulled at the heartstr-
ings and opened the pursestrings
of most Jews. Fortunately,
American Jews were, and are, in a
position to respond.
Like all religions, civil religion,
too (even though it is still a fairly
recent development) has. its own
proper trappings. It has myths
and rituals (have you ever tried to
convince a fund-raiser not to have
a dinner?) and leaders who are
One interesting development of
this civil religion of American
Jews is the trend, in recent years,
for its leaders and projects to
become more "religiously
Jewish." Not so long ago the
plaint was that Jewish social ser-
vice agencies were characterized
by a greater concern with the
"social service" aspect of their
function and almost not at all with
the "Jewish" one. That situation
no longer obtains. As Woocher
points out, in his charts and table
in Chapter IV, the civil Jewish ac-
tivists are combining a concern
for the "civil" along with the
"sacred." They are active in
religious life as well, their public
functions (as well as their private
lives) are kosher, the Sabbath is
publicly observed, Jewish educa-
tion is supported and encouraged.
Woochers Sacred Survival is an
important contribution to what is
both contemporary American
Jewish history and American
Jewish sociology. It casts a clear
and integrating light on much that
goes on around us, on much that
most of us have had a share in,
and it gives us much to be proud
Ruth B. Waxman is managing
editor of Judaism magazine.
From a True Friend of Israel..
Editor's Note: The following was adopted by the AFL-CIO Con-
vention in Miami, Florida on October, 1987.
THE MIDDLE EAST
The Middle East remains a region of great instability. Acts of
terrorism and hostage-taking are near daily occurrences. Amid
this sea of war, aggression, and tyranny one nation stands as a
beacon of civility and democratic rule. That nation is Israel, which
has succeeded in sustaining its democracy for nearly 40 years.
The fact that it has done so is a tribute to its roots in the principles
of trade unionism. As the 40th Anniversary of Israel's birth ap-
proaches, the AFL-CIO reaffirms its long-standing and consistent
support for a state built on the pioneering vision of the trade
union movement. We applaud Israel's staunch commitment to
democracy and social justice and restate our solidarity with
Histadrut, Israel's labor federation.
The AFL-CIO urges all its affiliated unions to continue theft*'
strong support of Israel and to give Histadrut the material and
moral assistance it needs in its social, economic, educational,
cultural, and health initiatives.
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Pictured are participants at Gold Coast Council BBYO's FaU
1987 MIT-AIT Training Weekend, held Nov. 1S-15 at Camp
Shalom in West Palm Beach.
Gold Coast Council BBYO
The Gold Coast Council of the
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization is
currently making plans for its
1988 Spring Convention to be held
May 13-15 at the Palm Hotel in
West Palm Beach. The theme for
the annual event, which should at-
tract 175 Jewish teens from area
chapters, will be "Temp ations of
the 80's Sex, Drugs and Rock
'N' Roll." The weekend will in-
clude slide shows, speakers/and
discussion, groups ^ centered
arqiind thii'-Wieme," as well' as"
various other religious, social and
athletic programs. The annual
Convention is being coordinated
by Jessica Armstrong of Planta-
tion and Brett Berlin of Boca
BBYO Basketball League to
The Gold Coast Council of
the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization is currently gear-
ing up for its 1988 Basketball
League. Beginning in Jan.,
chapters of the AZA, the boys
component of the BBYO, will
begin competing for the title.
Games will be played each
Sunday at the Jewish Com-
munity Center in Ft.
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization is the oldest and
largest youth group in the
world and sponsors a wide
variety of athletic, social, com-
munity service, religious and
social programs throughout
the year. If you are a Jewish
teen between the ages of 14
and 18 and would like to find
out more about chapters in
your area, please contact
either Jerry Kiewe or Richard
Kessler at 581-0218 or
BBYO is a beneficiary agency of
the Federation/UJA annual
The Tree of Life chapter of
the Women's League for Israel
will have an Oldies but Goodies
night for couples and singles
on Feb. 13 at the Soref Jewish
Community Center, starting
at 8 pm. It will be an evening
of Fun, Food, Dancing with a
DJ, trivia, and prizes, For
more information, contact
Sharon Novak at 473-1020 or
Barbara Gurtov at 473-8247.
FOR JEWISH CULTURE
The National Foundation for
Jewish Culture is conducting a
survey of Jewish manuscript
and archival collections in the
U.S. and Canada. The results
will be published in 1988 in "A
Directory of Jewish Archival
Collections and Inventories."
The Directory will provide ac-
cess to published and un-
published inventories of collec-
tions documenting Jewish life,
persons, and organizations in
Owr_l,500 schools^ resource
centers, Jewish Community
Centers and boards of Jewish
Education throughout the
country are participating in
the JNF education depart-
ment's comprehensive educa-
tional program, "The Land
and its Blessings." This annual
Tu B'Shevat program has been
developed to cover the entire
spectrum of the Jewish formal
school setting, from nursery
school to high school. The JNF
education department will par-
ticipate in these workshops
and will provide materials for
Mini-CAJE and educational
conferences in many com-
munities nationwide. For more
information, contact JNF at
The Workmen's Circle
Cultural Foundation, now
completing its first year of ex-
istence, will present a deriva-
tion of the Mikado entitled
"Der Yiddisher Mikado" at
Bailey Hall in Davie on Satur-
day, Feb. 6 for a matinee and
evening performance. For
more information and tickets,
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel
at Mar. 10 Gala
"Perhaps more than any
other writer today, Elie
Wiesel forces us to
remember. His words make
us confront our history and
ourselves; his images bring
tears to the eyes and
gladness to our souls. He
calls himself a storyteller,
but he is surely more than
that. He is a chronicler of
madness and sanity; an sage
of stories and silence that
forces us to look at
ourselves as Jews and to ac-
cept the responsibilities of
being a Jew for ourselves
and for all other Jews."
The remarkable praise
goes to the noted and promi-
nent world Jewish leader
Elie Wiesel, the famed
Nobel Laureate, who is com-
ing to South Florida this
Spring. And now the
members of the North
Broward County communi-
ty will have the opportunity
to hear from this
at the one-time-only ap-
pearance at the Jewish
Appeal Campaign closing
event, Thursday, March 10,
7:30 p.m., at the Soref
Jewish Community Center,
Perlman Campus, 6501 W.
Sunrise Blvd., Plantation.
Currently organizing and
planning this unique
meeting of special
significance to the Greater
Fort Lauderdale Jewish
community, are East Fort
Lauderdale residents Bar-
bara K. Wiener, event chair,
and Federation Anniver-
sary chairman Ludwik
Brodzki, who have called on
all men and women to come
aboard and help finalize the
'88 Federation/UJA drive
i for a record $7.6 million. At-
I tendance is open to those
I persons who make an in-
* dividual niinimum gift of
$1,000 or more to the
Jewish community's major
The chairs related to
Wiesel's most recent ap-
pearance in Florida last May
when he addressed a rare
Joint Session of the Florida
House of Representatives
and Senate Cabinet and
Supreme Court at the
"It was a heartfelt mo-
ment when a contingent of
Fort Lauderdale Federation
key leadership listened to
his profound address, and
later attended a special lun-
cheon with more than 200
Jewish communal leaders
from throughout the State,"
said Wiener. She continued,
"It was a time I shall never
forget, hearing from this
statesman, who has devoted
his life to writing and talk-
ing about the despairs of the
past and the concerns of the
Wiesel recently was in
France where -he- testified -
against the Nazi killer,
The evening event, one of
the primary in the "Celebra-
tion 20/40" series of pro-
grams in honor of Federa-
tion's 20th and Israel's 40th
Anniversaries, will include a
special premiere screening
of the Federation's multi-
media video, a tribute to our
past presidents and a Vien-
nese Dessert Table.
Wiesel, the chairman of
the United States Holocaust
Memorial Council, is more
than just a writer of fine and
moving literature he is a
symbol, a banner and a
beacon, perhaps the sur-
vivor of the Holocaust.
A member of the Boston
Department, he has been a
visiting professor at Yale
University, Florida Interna-
tional, and City University
of New York.
His memorable record of
Public and professional ser-
vice has won acclaim from
among others, National
United Jewish Appeal,
State of Israel Bonds,
Jewish Academy of Arts
and Sciences, Hebrew
University, Royal Academy
of Belgium, U.S. Senate and
House of Representatives,
and Four Freedoms
For more information
concerning the event, contact
Alan Margolies, assistant
executive director, at
Healthcare Horizons ...
The following is prestmted by
Deborah Heart and Lung Center
as part of a public service cam-
paign to increase healthcare.
By DR. JOE BROWNHOLTZ
There are many benefits to be
derived from exercise. It is no
longer speculation, but a proven
fact that the aging process can be
retarded by a program of regular
exercise and a sensible approach
Aerobics, a method of exercis-
ing that involves the sustained use
of large muscle groups, including
jogging, walking, swimming and
biking can have a positive effect
on the cardiovascular system. It
can lead to a reduction in resting
heart rate, blood pressure, and
blood lipids (cholesterol and
triglycerides), while it increases
HDL (good cholesterol) and the
ability to transport oxygen all
of which are factors in avoiding a
There are also psychological
benefits associated with exercise
that affect longevity. People who
engage in regular exercise are
better able to deal with stress; are
less depressed; and are more
secure, easy-going and adven-
turous. They also have fewer pro-
blems sleeping and enjoy a longer
and fuller sex life.
The benefits of exercise have an
affect on the onset of osteoporosis
(a deterioration of bone mass).
These bone changes usually begin
during and after menopause in
women and after age 50 in men.
Studies show that the stress caus-
ed to the one during weigh-
bearing exercises (walking, jogg-
ing and running) causes an in-
crease in the bone minerals. This,
in addition to an adequate intake
of calcium starting before age 40,
should retard the onset or perhaps
prevent the occurrence of
Exercise keeps cells resistant
to cancer by keeping them well
supplied with oxygen.
Increased nutrient intake and
improved blood flow helps resist
Emotional stress impairs the
immunilological system, making
the body incapable of combatting
Perhaps the most exciting
benefit of exercise is the possiblity
of reversing artereosclerosis, or
hardening of the arteries. It is on-
ly speculation at this time, but
animal studies seem to indicate
that plaque deposits can be
reversed when cholesterol levels
are reduced to 170 thorough
aerobic exercise done for 45
minutes on a daily basis.
For those unfortunate enough
to have experienced a heart at-
tack, aerobic exercise is an ex-
cellent way to rehabilitate. And
for those of you who exercise, but
still had a heart attack and lived to
read this, consider that perhaps it
was your improved cardiovascular
condition that allowed you to
SAVE THE DATE
WHAT: "A Celebration" sponsored by the Business Ex-
WHEN: Thursday, February 4, 1988
TIME: 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Marriott Fort Lauderdale Marina, 1881 S.E.
17th Street, Fort Lauderdale
Speaker: Sheriff Nick Navarro
Sherwia H. RoMmtein. Executive
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF BROWARD COUNTY
Friday, January 29, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
JFSA Call for
Do you have a brushstroke like
->icasso or a musical gift second
knly to Yitzak Perlman? Jewish
family Service of Broward Coun-
i needs you.
The agency has an immediate
need for top notch talent to assist
with its arts and crafts and music
therapy program at the Jewish
Family Service Adult Day Care
A Sense of Proportion
By ERIC ROZENMAN
"Mideast Violence Alarms U.S. Jews," said a New; York Times
headline. The subhead read 'Anxious and Concerned,' Say
Some of the Groups Others Defend Israel."
"U.S. Jews Express Concern," the Washington Post headlined.
"Continued Violence Could Erode Support for Israel, Leaders
Say," the subhead added.
In the two weeks beginning Dec. 9, Israeli troops killed 21
Palestinian Arabs, wounded scores more, and arrested hundreds
to quash violent protests in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. More
than 60 Israelis were hurt. It was the worst of several eruptions
since Israel gained control of the territories illegally occupied
by Egypt and Jordan, respectively in the 1967 Six-Day War.
But it was not the worst thing to happen to Israel in the past 30
years. A moment's recollection of the 1978 Yom Kippur War or
the Lebanese quicksand from 1982 to 1985 attests to that.
However, perceptions of violence especially when provided
long-distance by television carry their own proportions. The
civilian throwing a rock or Molotov cocktail, wielding an iron bar
or knife, is rarely photographed. The soldier responding with gun-
fire almost always is.
New York Time* correspondent Tom Friedman, speaking at a
Tel Aviv University symposium last summer on media coverage
of Israel, said that, if seen on their own, the Palestinian Arabs
would bulk no larger than the Kurds. "Their great advantage,"
Friedman observed, "is that their enemy is the Jew." He added
that "in the Middle East there are no good guys and bad guys, on-
ly civilians and soldiers."
In that formulation soldiers always lose especially Jewish
soldiers, and perhaps especially among Jewish audiences. Judging
by last month's dismay calls to the Israeli Embassy doubled,
the majority critical those wedded to the narrow-focus reality
of television might have quit if confronted at the time with
videotapes showing the blood shed of 1948.
Arab riots in the 1920's and 1930's in which hundreds of Jews
died did not "erode" support for Jewish settlement in
Palestine. Neither did wars between Arab states and Israel in
each of the four following decades.
Neither should the present trouble, unless one fantasizes that
Israel can resolve the underlying problems unilaterally. In reality,
it must have partners: Palestinian Arab interlocutors as commit-
ted to Israel's needs as Israel is to theirs.
And Israel is committed. In the Camp David Accords it pledged
itself to seek a solution which would 'recognize the legitimate
rights of the Palestinian people and their just requirements."
Yet after seven decades of intercommunal conflict, there exists
no remotely comparable Palestinian Arab declaration. The PLO,
"sole, legitimate representative of the Palestinian people" as
designated by the Arab League remains officially committed to
the destruction of Israel. Camp David's practically open-ended
autonomy provisions go begging.
The recent violence may have delayed, not advanced, prospects
for mutual recognition. The mother of one Gaxa fatality was
quoted as saying, "We want to live in peace and we want the Jews
out of our land. I don't care whatever happens as long as we get
But she was a refugee 39 years ago from a village near
Ashkelon; the land she referred to was not the Gaza Strip or the
West Bank but pre-1967 Israel.
Meanwhile, there was widespread, sometimes violent support
for the demonstrators in Gaza and the West Bank among Israel s
Arabs. This reaffirmed sociological studies indicating that the
overwhelming majority define their nationality as Palestinian,
This trend among Israeli Arabs, who comprise one-sixth the
population inside the 1967 "green line" and will total more
than one-fourth in another generation means that Israel laces
the danger of becoming a binational state even without the west
Bank and Gaza.
And precipitate withdrawal from the territories would protect
neither Israel's security nor Jewish rights. Who would see to
Palestinian Arab rights in such an event impotent P***""*?
Arab moderate* or the PLO and Islamic fundamentalists, with
help from Moscow and Tehran?
Obviously, the status quo is not on Israel's side; so its friends
should be concerned but not demoralized.
Near East Report
Brie Rosenmam is editor ofNear East Report from whit* ** artuUis
Center, 1171 Sunset Strip in
"We're looking for a group of
volunteers who are not only com-
mitted to the arts but to the
development of our Day Care
Center participants," said Sher-
win H. Rosenstein, executive
director of Jewish Family Service.
The Center is designed to meet
the social and psychological needs
of the frail elderly. In addition to
arts and crafts and music therapy,
the daily program includes reality
therapy, exercise and counseling
for participants and their
"We've found that the time
spent on art projects or with
music is extremely beneficial to
these people. They're very proud
of what they can do. We need peo-
ple who want to help enrich the
Day Care Center participants
lives even more" Rosenstein
Please call the Jewish family
Service Adult Day Care Center to
volunteer at 584-3366 or
Jewish Family Service Receives
Foundation of Jewish Philan-
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County recently receiv-
ed a $3,000 grant from the Jewish
Community Trust Fund of the
Foundation of Jewish Philan-
thropies. The donation has been
designated to help Jewish families
or individuals who are in distress
and need immediate financial
The agency's Financial
Assistance program is designed to
help on a short-term, emergency
basis with funds to be used for
rent, food or utilities. More than
500 clients received assistance in
the past year.
"People sometimes forget that
there are Jews in our community
who need a temporary helping
hand. Grants like this one make it
possible for us to provide critical
support to those in desperate
need," explained Sherwin Rosens-
tein, Executive director of Jewish
The $3,000 grant was establish-
ed with the Foundation of Jewish
Philanthropies, an arm of the
Greater Fort Lauderdale Jewish
Federation, as a tribute to the
donors' parents. The Foundation
provides grants through various
donors' endowments to Jewish
services throughout the area, ac-
cording to Kenneth Kent, Founda-
Anyone interested in honoring
loved ones with an endowment
can call Mr. Kent at 748-8400.
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County is a beneficiary
agency of the United Way of
Broward County, the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale and the Jewish
Federation of South Broward.
A MOVE to allow Israel to refinance part of its debt to the
United States will be made in Congress, according to Sen.
Lawton Chiles (D., Fla.). Israel owes the U.S. nearly $10 billion
for economic and defense purchases. About $1 billion of the
defense loans were taken out when interest rates were at 12 to 14
percent. Chiles' proposal would allow Israel to "prepay" the $1
billion by refinancing the loan in the private market at the current
interest rates of 10 to 11 percent, thus saving millions of dollars.
AS THE Reagan Administration prepares to submit to Con-
gress a proposed arms sale package for Saudi Arabia, bipartisan
majorities in both the Senate and House are making it clear that it
will be rejected. A letter signed by 225 members of the House was
delivered to the White House and the State Department telling
the President that the package will be opposed.
SECRETARY OF State George Shultz said that he hopes to
find the "key" to progress in the Middle East peace process dur-
ing his upcoming visit to the region.
2nd Annual Federation/
UJA Superstar Benefit Show
Sunrise Musical Theater-
Wed. Eve. March 16,1988
Thanks once again for the great response to our
story in the FLORIDIAN. At this time, I am
repeating that Feb. 1 will be the last day you can
purchase tickets from me personally tor our
Shecky Greene Benefit Show. After that date, you
will have to order your tickets directly from
Sunrise Musical Theater. Remember Sunrise
Musical Theater does not accept checks and also
makes a service charge of $1.25 per ticket. I accept
checks payable to UJA or Federation, and I do not
make a service charge.
I still have tickets to sell, but not for long. Please
send in your check and attached reservation order
Reservation Order Form
Please send me______________________tickets for the Federatdon/UJA Superstar Benefit
Show at Sunrise Musical Theater, Wednesday, March 16,1988,8 p.m., $25 per ticket (check
payable to Federation/UJA).
.Ami. of Check.
Mail order form and check to:
805 Cypress Blvd., Apt. 206
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
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The Samuel and Helene Sorcf
Jewish Community Center
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33313 792-6700
By Muriel Haskell, Director of Public Relations
For further information and fees concerning the events or pro-
grams listed please call the center.
as Honorary chairman and Major
Gifts chairman of Palm-Aire. He
also serves as chairman of Federa-
tion's Kosher Nutrition program
for Senior Adults. And, for every
age, he says, he champions the
cause of continuing Jewish
Elaine Cohn, an active member
of Federation's Women's Divi-
sion, has helped produce
numerous successful special
events programs. And together,
with her father, they share
another commitment. "Dad and I
were on the founding Board of
Federation'8 Senior Housing
Building project," Cohn says.
"We've taken a real interest in
seeing that this greatly needed
facility will become a reality."
FOR JCC: Cohn is serving her
second two year term on the JCC
Board this year, with a most im-
portant function of leadership to
her credit. Chairing the Center's
Nominating Committee for the se-
cond year, she is currently work-
ing on her assignment to present
next term's slate of Officers and
Both Dad and Daughters have
worked for JCC special events,
such as the Israel Independence
Day Festival and holiday celebra-
tions. Elaine, along with Marsha
Lew. co-chaired the fund-raising
dinner in November '86 for the
new Brodzki Early Childhood
Sara Goldszlager and daughters were the happy
winners of a Menorah, the prize for the
Chanukah Raffle held during the Holiday
festivities on the JCC Campus in Dec. From left
Sheila 10, Annette 12, Sara, Sherry 10,
(Sheila's Twin) and Michelle 8.
Fran Rosen, left Sol Messer and Alma Sarnoff
rehearse for "Pinuzzio," a Yiddish spoof of
"Pinocchio." Six performances are scheduled at
the JCC March 19-28. Produced, adapted and
directed by the team of Roe and Jack Fishman,
the musical returns "by popular demand."
Tickets, prices and schedule are available at the
SorefJCC Perlman Campus 792-6700.
JCC Board Members Irving
Libowsky and daughter Elaine
Cohn look over JCC's Summer
Camp Brochure, just off press.
TEAM AT THE JCC JCC has
the good fortune of having two
members of the same family on its
Board: the Dynamic/Dad/
Daughter/Duo of Irving Libowsky
and Elaine Cohn.
FOR FEDERATION: Beginn-
ing their admirable records of ser-
vice to the Jewish community
several years ago as participants
in Jewish Federation activities,
Libowsky currently holds office as
a Federation vice president, tak-
ing on a major responsiblity in the
General Fund-Raising Campaign
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facility, now under construction.
More of her accomplishments in-
clude membership on the JCC
Camp and Membership
FROM THE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR, JCC: Phil Cofman
says, "I am delighted to see the
perpetuation of Jewish continuity
of leadership passed on to adult
children. Our community needs
and requires implementation of
the 'generation to generation'
concept, as exemplified by Irving
A SOUTHERN FAMILY: The
Libowsky family comes from
Atlanta. The Conn's, Plantation
residents, are in this area for 10
years. The Libowskys, of Pom-
pano's Palm-Aire, followed them
to South Florida eight years ago.
Elaine is the oldest of four, her
siblings presently residing in
Alabama, Georgia and Texas.
Libowsky lived in the New York
area for several years where he
attended and graduated from
Brooklyn City College, and subse-
quently earned a Law Degree
from Brooklyn Law School. By-
passing the law, he chose a career
in the furniture business in Atlan-
ta, where he and his wife, Esther,
raised their family.
The Libowsky family is well
known in Atlanta Jewish circles
for its support of Jewish organiza-
tions and their causes. Libowsky's
involvement with the Atlanta
Federation's Jewish Home for the
Aged was recognized as a major
contribution to the welfare of the
city's needy elderly residents. He
hopes to accomplish the same
Elaine is married to Alan Cohn,
an Eastern Airlines Pilot for the
past 21 years. And when he's on
the ground, he too gives a good
deal of time to Federation,
GOPAC and AIPAC. Their
children, Stacey 18, and Warren
16, follow in the paths of their
parents and grandparents.
"They've been JCC campers, they
go to BBYO meetings and to
Hebrew High School right here on
the JCC campus," says Grandpa
Irving proudly. "They've also
been to summer High School pro-
grams in Israel."
Cohn has a degree in Math
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Also in the stationery and gift
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years, she sold the store and
presently uses her skills as a busy
High School Math Tutor.
Both families are members of
Beth Israel Synagogue in Sunrise.
Libowsky is a long time member
of its Board.
The JCC is a major beneficiary
agency of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale, receiv-
ing funds from the annual United
Jewish Appeal campaign.
"... set out from here to
a land of milk and honey"
DEBORAH FULLER HAHN
Continued from Page 7
These candles signify some of
the achievements of our local
Federation and of UJA. It is
through the money pledged here
tonight that they will stay lit. Our
goal this year of a twenty percent
increase will provide more
scholarships for the Day School
. will bring more Soviet Jews
out of bondage will, indeed,
help many more of our fellow
Jews both here and overseas.
The Talmud says "A candle
burns brightly when it kindles
many others." Tonight we see just
how brightly Inverrary can shine.
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Federation Provides Fun Time for Seniors...
Lmpiled by Craig Lustgarten,
FRIDAY JAN. 29
\C Young Singles: Cruise to
er Grandparents Program:
eting. 8:30 a.m. 100 SW Ninth
SATURDAY JAN. 30
kement Winter Foundation:
bncert by Myor Rosen of the
W York Philharmonic. 8 p.m.
Cmple Emanu-El. 583-5004.
febrew Day School: Raffle.
[omen's American ORT, Coral
orings: Art Auction. 8:30 p.m.
loliday Inn, Fort Lauderdale
temple Beth Ahm: Cabaret
fight. 8:30 p.m. 431-5100.
MONDAY FEB. 1
ladassah. Castle Garden
apter: Meeting. Noon. Castle
creation Center. 484-3793.
TUESDAY FEB. 2
ladassah, North Lauderdale
'hai Chapter: Luncheon and
^ard Party. 11:30 a.m. N. Lauder-
dale City Hall. 722-8619.
Srandeis University Women's
Committee, Broward West: Art
Study Group. 1 p.m. 474-2666.
la'Amat USA, Hatikvah
hapter: Meeting. 11 a.m.
Sunrise Lakes I Playhouse.
WEDNESDAY FEB. 3
IWomen's American ORT, Coral
ISprings: Membership Tea. 8 p.m.
THURSDAY FEB. 4
[B'nai B'rith Women, Tamarac:
IMeeting. Italian American Hall.
Sunrise Library, Holocaust, per-
sonal experiences, 1 p.m.
Brandeis University Women's
Committee, Broward West:
I Meeting. 2 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Abe
[Regional Board Meeting. 5:30
Ip.m. Omni International Hotel,
B'nai B'rith, Plantation 2966:
IMeeting. 7:30 p.m. JCC Planta-
SATURDAY FEB. 6
I Women's American ORT, West
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IRamada Inn. Sunrise. 476-0318.
B'nai B'rith Women, Arbah
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N treasurer of the Oakland
states No. S125 Lodge of
i'nai B 'rith, for the sixth year
a row, has secured a pledge
V $1,000 from the lodge on
pa// of the 1987 Jewish
federation/United Jewish Ap-
campaign, in addition to
[u own personal commitment
>F< lirntion/UJA. Serving as
tident of the lodge is Victor
SUNDAY FEB. 7
B'nai Zion, Maimonides
Chapter: New membership
MONDAY FEB. 8
Women's American ORT, Pine
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TUESDAY FEB. 9
Hadassah, Deerfield Kadimah:
Education Day. 10 a.m. Le Club.
WEDNESDAY FEB. 10
B'nai B'rith Women, Ocean
Chapter: Meeting. Noon. Ramada
Oceanfront Inn. 942-6009.
Women's American ORT, Coral
Springs: Meeting. 7:45 p.m.
Mullins Park Community Center.
Na'Amat USA, Gilah Chapter:
Chai Luncheon. 421-8906.
THURSDAY FEB. 11
Women's American ORT,
Tamarac Chapter: General
Meeting. 11 a.m. Italian American
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never passes up a chance to use her vast talents to
bring cheer. Sunny is shown during a recent visit
to the Jewish Federation's Kosher Nutrition
Program. The seniors as shown by the smiling
faces, enjoyed a "freilach" morning.
Enjoying Shabbat entertainment from the ex-
citing choral group, "The Minstrelaires,"
directed by Artie Mayer. The program consisted
of show tunes and Hebrew melodies that had the
audience singing along.
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entertain the elderly of our community, please
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i 14 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, January 29, 1988
Jill Barnett, daughter of
Mark and Gene Barnett, will
be called to the Torah in honor
of her Bat Mitzvah at Friday
evening services on Jan. 29 at
Temple Sha'aray Tzedek in
David Silber, son of Abe
and Cheryle Silber, was called
to the Torah in honor of his
Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Jan.
23 at the Sunrise Jewish
TEMPLE BETH ORR
Brian Kupfer, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Kupfer,
will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah
on Saturday morning, Jan. 30
at Temple Beth Orr in Coral
TEMPLE BETH AHM
On Saturday, Feb. 6, Daniel
Zeller, son of Guillermo and
Shirley Zeller, will have his
Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth
TEMPLE KOL AMI
On Saturday morning, Jan.
30, Craig Fletcher, son of
Wade and Karen Fletcher, and
Michael Benrubi, son of Neil
and Susan Benrubi, will be
called to the Torah in honor of
their B'nai Mitzvah at Temple
Kol Ami in Plantation.
TEMPLE BETH AM
Congressman Larry Smith will
be the guest speaker at Temple
Beth Am for its Sabbath Tu
B'shevat service on behalf of the
Jewish National Fund, on Friday,
Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.
On Jan. 29, this Sabbath is
designated "Scholar in
Residence" and Rabbi Plotkin will
be joined by Rabbi Leonid
Feldman, a Former Soviet
refusenik, who will speak on
"From Marx to Moses A per-
sonal Odyssey of a Refusenik.'
TEMPLE KOL AMI
Tempfe Kol Ami of Plantation is
pleased to continue its annual
scholar in residence program.
This year's scholar is Professor
Shemaryahu Talmon. the Judah
L. Magnes Professor of Bible
studies at Hebrew University of
Jerusalem. Dr. Talmon will be at
Temple Kol Ami on Friday, Jan.
29. There will be a brunch and
program from 9 to 10:30 a.m. For
more information, call 472-1988.
The men's club of the Sunrise
Jewish Center is presenting an
evening of outstanding entertain-
ment on Jan. 30 Featured on the
program will be Shoshana Ron
and Ruth Devorah a dynamic,
versatile singing duo. Also, Lou
Mason, a Florida favorite, will be
the evenings comedic entertain-
ment. For tickets and informa-
tion, call the Temple at 741-0295.
A Diversified Jewish Quiz
DAVID W. GORDON
1-In the traditional scale of
Jewish values which ranks higher,
study of Torah or praying?
2- How many chief Rabbis are
there in Israel?
8- What does the term "Chalav
4- What is the first part of the
daily morning prayers called?
5-What was considered the
"heart" which sustained the life
stream of the Jewish people?
6- Who is considered the father
of modern Hebrew?
Today in Shul on Shabbes, I
Found joy beyond belief:
The lifting of the Torah was
The honor I received.
They'd handed me an "Hagbah'
And when I heard the call,
I hurried to the podium
So I could lift the Scroll.
I pulled it down a bit then UP!
The congregation stirred
So glad was I this flesh of mine
With spirit had concurred!
I stood there with the Torah and
The feeling was so good.
Guess I felt more like Moses than
A Rabbi ever could.
Now I'll be always thankful for
Those moments glorious...
The chance to do a Mitzvah so
7- How is the Hebrew language
designated in Hebrew?
8- When was the first English
translation of the Bible made
under Jewish auspices?
9- What is the abbreviated name
for the sue orders of the Mishna?
10- How long does it usually
take a Scribe to complete a Scroll
of the Torah?
1- Surprisingly, study, though
prayer is considered a great
privilege to commune with one's
Maker thrice daily.
2- Two, one for the Ashkenazim
and one for the Sephardim.
3- "Milk for Jews" to insure
that the milk has not been mixed
with the milk of non-kosher
animals. They require special
supervision to insure that Jews
were present at the milking and
4- Pesukay D'Zimra-Pasaages
5- The Synagogue which also
served their cultural economic,
communal and social needs.
6- Eliezer ben Yehuda, in
Lithuania his name was Eliezer
7- Lashon Hakodesh-the holy
8- In 1853 when Rabbi Isaac
Lesser translated the entire Holy
9- "Shas"-Shiaha Sedarim. This
term first came into use in the
16th Century when the Catholic
censorship objected to the use of
the word "Talmud."
TEMPLE BETH TORAH
On Jan. 30, Brian Langer,
son of Arthur and Sharon
Langer, will be called to the
Torah on the occasion of his
Bar Mitzvah at the Tamarac
TEMPLE BETH AM
The Bat Mitzvah of Jodi
Shapanka, daughter of Ed-
ward and Marsha Shapanka,
was celebrated at Temple Beth
Am on Jan. 23.
By HOWARD ROSENBERG
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Unlike most Ivy League
schools with large Jewish
populations, Cornell Universi-
ty is not near a city with a
substantial Jewish community.
In fact, Cornell's 3,000
students comprise the bulk of
the Jewish community of
Alumni are trying to change
this with a $600,000 campaign
to build a 300-seat kosher din-
ing facility as well as renovate
the Young Israel House, a
The school traditionally has
been at a disadvantage in
recruiting students to observe
kashrut. In addition to having
no kosher butchers or
restaurants within a 40-mile
radius, its only kosher dining
plan, operated by the National
Council of Young Israel, can
feed only a few dozen
JACK GOULD 10"About a year-
Jan. 29 5:42 p.m.
Feb. 5 5:47 p.m.
Feb. 12 5:52 p.m.
Feb. 19 5:57 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling
the Sabbath Lights
BORUCH ATTO AD-ONAI
ELO-HE1NU MELECH HO-
OLOM ASHER KID-
LIK NEYR SHEL
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our
G-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
From the Office of the
Editor's Note-: This message was received by National UJA
Chairman Martin F. Stein
THE WHITE HOUSE
December 4, 1987
I am pleased to acknowledge and applaud the efforts of
the "Campaign to the Summit" on behalf of Soviet Jewry.
Peacefully yet forcefully, in true democratic spirit, you
are making your cause known not only to the Soviet leader-
ship but to the world at large. Your cause has always had
our undivided support the struggle of Soviet Jews for
freedom of emigration and the right to practice their
religion without fear of persecution. Their valiant quest for
freedom exemplifies the cause of liberty for all mankind.
The Soviet leadership has taken some limited, but
positive, steps on the issue of human rights. We welcome
these actions, but they are far from enough. There are
more recent signs of stagnation, but I have nigh hopes for
new, forward steps by the Soviets. I shall press for them in
my talks with General Secretary Gorbachev in the coming
days for the release of all refuseniks, for full freedom of
emigration, and for complete freedom of religion and
cultural expression. We shall not be satisfied with less.
We you and I cannot relax our vigil. Let me say to
all of you and to those who wait in the Soviet Union if
freedom is won through faith, dedication, and
perserverance, I have no doubt that your efforts will
ultimately prevail. God bless you all.
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Friday, January 29, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort LauderrJale Page 15
Discussion Group At Coconut Creek
The Civil Religion of American Jews
In January, the North Broward
Midrasha of the Central Agency
for Jewish Education of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, the Broward
County Libraries and the Pom-
pano Beach Library presented
reviews on "Sacred Survival: The
Civil Religion of American Jews"
by Jonathan Woocher. Mr.
Woocher documents "all Israel
are responsible for one another"
by describing philanthropy, social
services, concern for the whole
community as the Civil Religion of
American Jews. It was a detailed
study which was also a specialized
history and analysis of the
American Jewish community.
Rabbi Elliot Skiddell will be the
book reviewer at West Regional
Library, Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 1
to 2:30 p.m. and on Wednesday,
Feb. 17 at the Margate Library
from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon will review
the book at Lauderdale Lakes
Library on Wednesday, Feb. 10
from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Rabbi Josiah
Derby wilLdo the book review at
Pompano Beach Library on
Thursday, Feb. 11 from 2 to 3:30
p.m. and at the Tamarac Library
on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 1 to
2:30 p.m. Cantor Richard Brown
will review the book at the Coral
Springs Library on Thursday,
February 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Books to be reviewed in March
and April are "Power and
Powerlessness in Jewish History"
by David Biale and "A Walker in
Jerusalem" by Samuel Heilman.
For further information, contact
your local library or Helen
Weisberg at 748-8400.
The Great Jewish Short Story
Discussion Group began Jan. 21,
co-sponsored by the Conservative
Congregation of Coconut Creek,
the Central Agency for Jewish
Education and the Soref Jewish
Community Center of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale in cooperation with
Discussion leader was Max
Nadel formerly the chairman of
the English department of the
Bronx High School of Science in
New York City. Among his many
The Challenge of Modernity
writings and accomplishments is
an anthology of fiction by
American Jewish writers entitled
Portraits of the American Jew
which was used in the class. The
participants read the stories
before the meeting and then
discussed them in the session.
Sessions are planned for Feb.
18, March 17 and April 28 at the
Conservative Congregation of
Coconut Creek, 1447 Lyons Road,
10 a.m.-ll:30 a.m. This is a
wonderful opportunity to explore
Jewish life through literature.
Fee: $2 for material.
Rabbi Emanuel Rackman will be
the guest lecturer at the Contem-
porary Issues of Jewish Life Lec-
ture Series on Sunday, Feb. 14, at
Temple Beth Israel, 7100 W.
Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, Fl.
at 8 p.m. Rabbi Rackman has had
a illustrious career as a pulpit
Rabbi spanning four decades at
Shaaray Tefila in Far Rockaway
and the Fifth Avenue Synagogue
in Manhattan, one of the nation's
most prestigious modern Or-
thodox congregations. He then
made Aliyah to assume the posi-
tion of President of Bar Elan
University in Tel Aviv, where, last
year, he was appointed
Chancellor. Rabbi Rackman will
explore the theme "The Challenge
of Modernity: Unity and
Rabbi Rackman will meet the
sponsors of the lecture series at
the 7 p.m. reception. Sponsor
tickets are still available and are a
good investment at participating
institutions and at the Central
Agency for Jewish Education.
Sponsors pay $40 which admits
two people for the entire series or
$20 admitting one person. Series
tickets are available at $15 each.
Continued from Page 1
Arthur and Barbara Segaul,
Joel and Lisa Shulman,
Elliott and Julie Skiddell,
Laurence and Carol
Skolnik, Robert and Renee
Spector, Harry and Barbara
Tessler, Robert and
Marlene Uchin, and Arnold
and Susan Zager.
Members of the Dinner
committee for year's event
are Lois Polish, Ava
Phillips, Julie Skiddell, and
The leaders related that a
delicious dinner menu is be-
ing prepared, there will be a
private disc jockey and
marvelous dance floor, and
the whole restaurant/night
club has been reserved for
this group. So make your
reservation now for what
promises to be a very festive
and private evening for
For more information on
the Plantation Pacesetters
event, contact Stuart Dalkqff
at the Federation, 7U8-8U00.
Individual tickets may be purchas-
ed at the door for $6 for members
of participating institutions and
$8 for non-members.
The lecture series is coordinated
by the North Broward Midrasha
of the Central Agency for Jewish
Education of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Fort Lauderdale
for its participating institutions
which are: Temple Beth Am, Tem-
ple Beth Israel, Temple Beth
Israel of Deerfield Beach, Beth
Orr, Beth Tikvah, Beth Torah,
Emanuel, Sha'aray Tzedek,
Sholom, Ramat Shalom, Hebrew
Congregation of Lauderhill,
Liberal Jewish Temple of Coconut
Creek, Conservative Congrega-
tion of Coconut Creek,
Southeastern Region of United
Synagogue of America, Jewish
Community Center, Omega Con-
dominium, Brandeis University
Women, Workmen's Circle, Circle
of Yiddish Clubs and the Rayus
Chapter of Hadassah. For further
information, call Helen Weisberg
Rosh ha Shana le Ilanot the New Year for trees Wednes-
day, Feb. 8.
Agriculturally, this holiday marked the date from which to
count the age of a tree for indication of the maturation of the fruit
of the tree. (Fruit could not be eaten until the fourth year. This
standardizes the birthday of the tree).
Seasonally, this is the approximate time when the sap begins to
flow once again marking the refructification and rebirth, as it
were, of the tree, following its winter hibernation.
There are few customs associated with Tu B'Shevat. Most com-
mon is the eating of fruit from trees and in particular, fruit
from trees which are grown in Israel.
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