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Volume 17 Number 10
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, April 8, 1988
Price ;$"> Cents
Israel Anniversary "40" at JCC April 17
Community Solidarity Event
Everyone in the Greater
Fort Lauderdale area can help
salute the State of Israel and
its accomplishments over the
past 40 years by joining in a
solidarity march for Israel on
Sunday, April 17.
The march, which will be the
prelude to a whole day of
Celebration at the Jewish
Community Center of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, is being co-
sponsored by the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale, the Soref Jewish
Community Center Perlman
Family Campus, and the North
Broward Board of Rabbis.
Ivy and Larry Levine, Israel
Forty chairpersons, related,
"We re looking for the par-
ticipation of every synagogue,
Jewish organization, religious
school, and all members of the
community to come out and
show their solidarity and unity
in support of Israel."
Participants in the march
will assemble at 8:45 a.m. at
Fifth Street Park in Planta-
tion, which is across from the
Post Office. The 1.3 mile
march will begin at 9:30 a.m.
and conclude at the JCC with
the Israeli Independence Day
opening ceremonies. Ample
parking at Park and at JCC.
All day shuttle available to and
from the JCC.
Stacey Garber, who is coor-
dinating this year's march,
stated, "The goal is to create
the largest mobilization of
North Broward Jewry in
tribute to Israel and all it has
become over the past 40
Every participating group or
organization is encouraged to
represent itself with a banner
displaying its name. Each par-
ticipant should also wear as
much blue and white as possi-
ble to show his/her In-
dependence Day spirit.
For more information on this
year's March for Israel, con-
tact Stacey Garber at the
Jewish Community Center,



Carnival Rides Moonwalk Carnival Booths Films
Lectures Continuous Entertainment Marketplace/Shuk
Visit Kibbutz & its Petting Zoo Israel Knowledge Bowl
Art Show Maccabeah Games Grades K-5
Mini-Maces (Nursery and Pre-K) Clowns
Puppet Shows Sing-A-Long & More!
Purchase Carnival Tickets in Advance $7 Value for $5
Falafel Hot Dogs Salads Drinks

For complete program, activities and other information Call: 792-6700
(See Pages 2 for more details)
Festival Features Art Show/Concert Apr. 16
World News
day dialogue between
Israelis and Palestinians
ended here recently with
the participants in general
agreement over the need for
an international conference
to facilitate peace negotia-
tions in the Middle East.
The role of the Palestinian
Liberation Organization in
such a conference remains
problematic, however.
of protest has been raised
over the broadcast of a
three-part television series
about Belgium's most
notorious Nazi Collaborator,
Leon Degrelle, who is still a
neo-Nazi activist. The televi-
sion station that aired the
series claimed the broadcast
has historical merit and
Degrelle be allowed to ex-
press his views. ___
The art show called "Jewish
Artists at their Best will open
at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 16,
the night before the Soref
Jewish Community Center's
"Israel 40" celebration on its
Perlman Family Campus, 6501
W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation.
The DU-DA-IM, a popular
Israeli duo is also scheduled to
perform in concert at the
Center the same evenning at
9:30 p.m.
The Art Show will be co-
sponsored by JCC Adult
Cultural Arts Dept. and the
University West Chapter of
Women's American ORT.
Among the artists represented
are works of art in various
media, paintings and sculpture
The world famous Senary,
Amen, Goodkin and Ebgi will
have works on display along
The Art of Senary
with other internationally ac-
claimed artists. In addition,
many additional rising
painters and sculptors in the
area will be showing. There
will be notable works for sale
in every price range and the
evening opening will feature a
wine reception. Admission is
$5 per person.
The DU-DA-IM -
Gurion and Amdoursky
Israel Gurion And
Benny Amdoursky
Celebrating their 30th year
together, the Du-DA-IM are
recognized internationally for
representing Israel's values
and history through their
Included into their extensive
repertoire are songs that the
Jews brought with them from
many lands which the DU-
DA-IM has succeeded in incor-
porating into the heart and
culture of Israel.
From their classic Erev Shel
Shoshanim to B'terech El
Haor, they walk us through 30
years of Israeli song.
While musical tastes change
and different cultural expres-
sions evolve, the DU-DA-IM
have remained a dynamic and
contemporary sound of Israel.
Who best to join Greater
Fort Lauderdale's Israel 40
celebration than this team of
two who have played a part in
Israel's growth and
Tickets to the concert are
$18 which includes admission
to the art show and its gala
wine reception.
In the Spotlight Federation Women's Luncheon...
Annual Meeting and Installation April 12
Yon Huhot Prograi
April 14. pag 3
Crisis in Israel
. page 4
Elie Wiesel Evert
. ..pageS
Over the course of the
past year the Women's
Division has been at the
forefront of the 20th an-
niversary celebration of
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale,
celebrating 20 years of
service to the Jewish com-
munity. On Tuesday, April
12th the Women's Division
will take a look to the
future at its Annual
Meeting and Installation
Luncheon with the theme
"Federation Today and
According to Gladys the Women's Division ac
Daren, Chairman of the
Women's Division Annual
Meeting, the Women's
Division is ready to take a
look at plans for the future
as we approach the 1990's.
"Our community is grow-
ing and changing
dramatically," said Daren,
"and as leaders of the
Jewish community we
have a responsibility to
begin planning for the
The annual meeting has
always been a highlight of Qi^y, Daren
tKn Wnnwn's Division ac-
tivities, and under Gladys
Daren's chairmanship this
year's meeting promises to
be just as special.
All women in the com-
munity are invited to at-
tend the Women's Divi-
sion's Annual Meeting and
Installation Luncheon on
Tuesday, April 12, beginn-
ing at 11 a.m., at the
Westin Cypress Creek
Hotel. Cost of the day is
$18, and reservations are
required. Please contact
the Women's Division at

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, April 8, 1988
The Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center
Perlman Campus
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale. Florida 33313 792-6700
By Muriel Haskell, Director of Public Relations
For further information and fees concerning the events or pro-
prams listed please call the center.
Israel 40"
on the JCC Campus
FREE ADMISSION (Raindate Sunday, April 24)
A program co-sponsored by the JCC and area Jewish organiza-
tions and synagogues.
10:30 am.
Free T-Shirts to all participants
ART SHOW Opens for viewing and sales
SHUK Opens for purchase of Handmades, Judaica, More
11 a.m.
AWARDS CEREMONY Senior Maccabeah Games
Rides: Ball Crawl Helicopter Moonwalk Teacups GoKarts
Petting Zoo
CARNIVAL GAMES Prizes, run by local Jewish Youth Groups
Open until 4 p.m.
11:15 a.m.
11:45-5 p.m.
ISRAELI DANCING The Nat and Ida Wolfson Dancers
ISRAELI DANCING Hebrew Day School Students, directed by
Lyn Steinberg
JCC DANCERS Performances directed by Cindy Grossman
CHILDREN'S CHORUSES Hebrew Day School, Temple Kol
Ami and Temple Beth Orr, directed by Arline Solomon
Surowitz, Rabbi Mark Gross, Rabbi Lewis Littman
directed by Hollie Berger
Temple Beth Israel chorus directed by Cantor Maurice Neu
Kids Klown Circus and the One Way Puppets
5 p.m.
Built by JCC's Teenage affiliated groups, the Kibbutz will provide
the setting for the day's concluding ceremonies.
noon-4 p.m.
SPEAKERS, LECTURES, FILM about Israel developed in con-
junction with the Central Agency for Jewish Education
ISRAEL KNOWLEDGE BOWL Competition of local youth, bas-
ed on history of Israel. Also developed by CAJE
Purchase Carnival Tickets in advance $7 Value for $5
Included in the Israel Independence Day celebration is the
Center's third annual Jewish Community Connection Day. A
special area on campus will be set aside for representatives of
Broward County's synagogues and organizations, many of whom
helped to organize the festival. They will be at special tables and
be on hand to answer questions and distribute their literature.
Newcomers and non-affiliated members of the community are
cordially invited to attend Israel Independence Day, visit this
special section to be welcomed, and to learn more about Jewish
life in the area.
during the JCC Israel 39
Celebration in May 1987. Their
tricks, juggling and entertain-
ment met with such good au-
dience reaction, they were in-
vited back this year.
AS OF 3/25/88
Commonwealth Savings and Loan Outdoor
Flagler Federal Savings and Loan and Health
Options HMO Senior Maccabeah Games
Dr. Phil Mirmelli Children's Maccabeah Games
Boren Development Corp. Compliments of
Yair Oren
Cell Communities, Inc. Compliments of Matt
Leonard Farber
Dean Witter, Reynolds, Inc. Compliments of
Robert Tokar, Vice President
Ivar B. Fandel, M.D. Pediatrician
Ferrero, Middlebrooks, Strickland and Fischer,
Greenberg, Traurig, Askew, Hoffman, Lipoff,
Rosen and Quentel P.A. Philanthropic Fund
Massachusetts Mutual Compliments of David
Jules B. Silverman and Bruce H. Conan, O.D.
Tatz Family
Grant Thornton
Triangle Sport Headwear
"Drive Alert" Compliments of Jerry Shane
Ida Pasternak
Sheldon, Ribotsky & Levine P.A. Compliments
of Elliott Starman
Circle of Yiddish Clubs
Wacks, Kruzel and Brass, P.A.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Firsty
Coral Springs Medical Center
Ivy and Larry Levine of Plantation are the co-
chairman of the JCC Israel Independence Day
For further information call the Center 792-6700
Rabbi Kurt Stone of Tamarac
Jewish Center, holds the tradi-
tional Kiddush cup and the
ceremonial Haggadah used
during the Seder meal at the
first time event sponsored by
Jewish Community Center and
the North Broward Board of
Rabbi, an attendance of over
Former Israeli liana Lavi
works with Harold Goldstein
who has been an active annual
participant in JCC's Israel In-
dependence Day celebration
since they were initiated nine
years ago. Goldstein assists
Lavi in putting the finishing
touches to the huge Israel 40
logo which will be used to
decorate the Harry Levin Gym
during the JCC's celebraton.
After months of delay, the
U.S. Justice Department
has ordered the closing of
the PLO's observer mission
to the United Nations in
New York by March 21. The
practical effect of the
closure appears to be
limited, however, as the
order will not deny the PLO
"special observer" status at
the UN, nor will it prevent
PLO representatives from
Building a Kibbutz
Members of the Teen program
at the Soref Jewish Community
Center, Perlman Family Campus,
together with Young Judea, a
Zionist Youth group, will build a
"Tower and Stockade" Kibbutz
on the Center's campus, 6501 W.
Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, Satur-
day night, April 9.
In recognition of the hardships
endured before Israel gained its
independence in 1948, an
estimated number of 40 boys and
girls of high school age will
endeavor to simulate the condi-
tions that prevailed during those
years. The building will begin at
sundown and will continue until it
is completed before morning. The
structures will include a stockade
fence, a guard tower and a bunker
complete with sand bags, "to pro-
tect against enemy fire." Lumber
will be used and several tents will
also be erected including a mess
This kind of Kibbutz is typical of
the first installation built in one
night when new areas were to be
settled by the pioneers in Israel
before "48.
The Center has customarily ar-
ranged for a young children's pet-
ting zoo on its campus every Israel
Independence Day. This year the
zoo is to be located immediately
adjacent to the Kibbutz, giving
the Kibbutz building project an ad-
ditional look of authenticity.
Assisting the teenagers is Ft.
Laurderdale resident Moshe Mor,
a native Israeli who is in the con-
struction business here.
The Kibbutz will serve another
purpose. It will provide the ideal
setting for celebrants to gather
and conclude the "Israel 40"
Festival with a giant sing-along.
In celebration of "Israel 40" the
Youth Directors' Council, a
representative group of leaders
associated with prominent Jewish
teen organizations, together with
the Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale will sponsor a
"Sleep-Out," beginning the night
of Saturday, April 16 and con-
clude during the morning of Sun-
day, April 17, when the "Israel
40" Festival will take place on the
Perlman Family Campus of the
Soref Jewish Community Center,
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.,
The evening will begin at sun-
down at the Quadrangle Health
and Racquetball Coral Springs
facility. A Havdalah service to
conclude the Sabbath observance
will begin the program.
Following, a series of symbolic
cooperative athletic games will be
set up. Called "wally ball' and
"dodge ball," the games award
points to "settlers" who "find" a
way to get into Palestine before
RoUerskating, sleeping in a
sleeping bag at the Coral Springs
Rink, followed by a trip to the
beach for a sunrise service and
breakfast will culminate with a
ride to Plantation's Fifth Street
Park in time to join the Solidarity
March for Israel beginning at 9:30
a.m. on Sunday morning, April
17. The 1.3 mile march ending at
the JCC campus will coincide with
the Opening Ceremonies of the
Center's "Israel 40" Festival on
its campus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
with activities and entertainment
for every age group.
Call Richard Kessler, JCC Teen
Director, for information on both
programs 792-6700.
The JCC is a major beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale, receiving funds from the annual
United Jewish Appeal campaign.
It's A Happy Hour!
Hot and Cold Hors D'Oeuvres
Music and Much More ...
The Young Business and Professional Division
Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Kick's In the Marriott Cypress Creek
6650 N. Andrews Avenue
Thursday, April 14
6-8 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person

Friday, April 8, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
Fred Levine at Holocaust Commemoration Program April 14
Fred David Levine, associate
director of the Florida Regional
Office of the Anti-Defamation
League, willl be the keynote
speaker at the Yom HaShoa pro-
gram that will be held on Thurs-
day evening April 14 at Temple
Beth Am in Margate, beginning at
7 p.m.
The event is free and all
members of the community are in-
vited to attend. The Holocaust
commemoration is being co-
sponsored by the Community
Relations Committe of the Jewish
Federation, Temple Beth Am, The
Holocaust Survivors of South
Florida, and the North Broward
Board of Rabbis.
Mr. Levine stated that there are
those revisionist groups that
would have the world believe that
the Holocaust never happened.
"Thus the Jews have a respon-
sibility to bring the message of
memory and a historical
understanding of the Holocaust to
American society as a whole,"
said Levine.
In his keynote address, Levine
will give an overview of the cur-
rent state of anti-Semitism, will
talk about revisionist activities in
this country, and will debunk the
myth that Israel was the payoff
for a guilty West European cons-
cience after World War II.
Rabbi Paul Plotkin will be the
host of the Holocaust com-
memoration program, which will
feature a children's processional
and a candlelighting ceremony in-
volving Holocaust survivors and
second and third generation
Rabbi Paul Plotkin stated, "My
hope is that families will make it a
priority to come together for this
commemoration, to treat the
observance of the 27th day of the
month of Nissan as a religious
obligation, and thus remember the
Other highlights of the program
will include melodies by the
children's choir and by Temple
Beth Am Cantor Irving
Grossman, greetings from Temple
Beth Am president Pincus
Yacknowitz, a Mincha service lead
by Rabbi Howard Addison of Tem-
ple Beth Israel, and a recital of
Kaddish lead by Rabbi Kurt Stone
of the Tamarac Jewish Center.
For more information on this
program, contact Temple Beth
Am or the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale at
Taking an active role in planning this year's Holocaust com-
memoration program which will be held at Temple Beth Am on
April U are, from left, Norman Gitler, president of the Holocaust
Survivors of South Florida; Barbara K. Wiener, Jewish Federa-
tion Community Relations Committee chairperson; and Rabbi
Paul Plotkin of Temple Beth Am.
'Building Community" Marco Island Meeting...
Federation Assembly Apr. 29 May 1
"Through a series of meetings,
lectures and discussion sessions,
the leadership of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale will help to continue
the standard of excellence as one
of the leading organizations and
philanthropies in the country."
These are the words of Alvera
A. Gold, Federation vice president
and chairman of the Federation's
First Annual Board Assembly, to
be held Friday, April 29, through
Sunday, May 1, at the Radisson
Suite Resort in Marco Island,
Florida, who announced that in-
vitations to the important
weekend conference have been ex-
tended to Federation board
members. Women's Division
board members, and presidents of
Federation's major agencies and
The Assembly is being co-
sponsored under the ausipices of
the Bob Russell Community
Retreat Center, a project of the
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
coordinated by the Central Agen-
cy for Jewish Education of Miami.
According to Gold, a committee
of key men and women represen-
tatives of the North Broward
County 20 municipalities are
working diligently to plan the
retreat, which will include among
other topics, "Leadership Com-
mitment, Agency Relationship,
and Creative Images." She in-
dicated that "We want to build a
community, reach out to every
segment, review our current pro-
cess and look to our potential ac-
complishments. This distinguish-
ed group of people will lend the
necessary imput and decision-
making process which will help us
to better understand the issues
confronting our local community,
as well as the needs in Israel and
around the world."
Gold stated that working with
her are:
Alan Becker, Miles Bunder,
Gladys Darenk Steve Fayne, Dr.
Abraham Gittelson, Alfred
Golden, Gene Greenzweig, Paul
Lehrer, Harold Oshry, and Rabbi
Paul Plotkin.
Also, Joel Reinstein, Sol
Schulman, Dr. Marc Schwartz,
Brian Sherr, Rabbi Elliot Skid-
dell, Morris Small, David Som-
mer, Marvin Stein, Jeffrey
Streitfeld, and Barbara Wiener.
For more information and costs,
contact Kenneth Bierman, ex-
ecutive director, at 748-8400.
Congressman & Mrs.
Lawrence J. Smith
Grant and Lauren
Wish You A
Holocaust Survivors
of South Florida
Celebrates Sixth Anniversary
yoM rcmffHALAXiM
The Holocaust Survivors of
South Florida recently celebrated
their sixth anniversary at the
Westin Cypress Creek Hotel. It
was a wonderfully successful af-
fair attended by 400 people.
The group was honored to have
as their guest speaker Israeli Con-
sul General Rachamin Timor. The
Consul General evaluated the
situation in Israel with regard to
the Palestinian uprisings and their
impact on Israel s well-being.
Another speaker, Goldie Golds-
tein, executive vice-president of
the Southeastern Florida
Holocaust Memorial Center in
Miami, spoke of the memories
shared by many survivors, and
how the education process must
continue to ensure that this
tragedy never happens again.
The Holocaust Survivors of
South Florida were also honored
by the American Red Magen
David in recognition of their
$10,000 donation for the Ramat
Gan blood bank in Israel.
President of the Holocaust Sur-
vivors Norman Gitler gave a short
speech dedicated to the group's
membership for their continuing
support of the educational pro-
President Norman Gitler
(right), presents Federa-
tion/UJA General Co-Chair
Richard Finkelstein, with a
check for $6,000.
grams conducted in the Greater
Fort Lauderale and surrounding
All in all, it was a very nice af-
fair for a very special group of
AMHERST, MA A cassette recording of four short stories
by Sholem Aleichem read in the original Yiddish by distinguished
Yiddish actors was released today by the National Yiddish Book
Center. The 60-minute cassette is the first in a new series called
"Yiddish Books on Tape," which will eventually present many of
the greatest works of modern Yiddish literature, including short
stories, poems, plays, and even full-length novels.
SUNDAY, MAY 15,1988
12:30 P.M. Registration
coffee &...
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FEE: $3.00
Clip & Mail with check for $3.00 made out to:
P.O. BOX 26810
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Focus, Viewpoints, Opinions, and Commentaries
The views tiprisiid by columnuu. reprinted editorials, and copy do not ntiriassril)
reflect the opinion of the Jewiih Federation of Greater Port Uuderdele
Legacy of Consumption
We are a world of driven consumers. From the twinkling mo-
ment of birth to the flickering finality of death, we are takers. The
very first reflex of breathing inititates the never-ending cycle of
We consume, and we are oblivious to the pervasiveness of our
consumption. We take so much that it has no meaning, and the
meaningless course leads us to consume wantonly, carelessly, and
Precious commodities are expended without realization or con-
cern that they are precious. We waste water. We use it as though
its supply has no end, and only every year or two during a dry
spell, when consumption does not taper off, are we reminded to
We waste trees through our insatiable use of paper. When we
could participate in re-cycling, we are too busy, or it is inconve-
nient, or we simply do not care.
We waste all forms of energy from oil to natural gas. Were it
not for monetary considerations, we would be even more
We are a throw-away society. Nothing is forever. Everything is
disposeable. Cans, glass, razors, lighters, pens, boxes and con-
tainers that store food and merchandise are tossed into the trash
without the least attention or thought.
And we are polluters in the worst way. We pollute the air, the
water, and the land. Paper, glass and aluminum are discarded in
the streets, and the ubiquitous cigarette butt adorns our roads,
sidewalks, and parks. With utter abandon we trash the world,
which we do not accept as our living room.
We resolve ourselves to the fact that this is life, that this is the
way we live, that there is nothing we can do, and what can be
done will be accomplished by others. We leave it to the experts to
clean the air, curb acid rain, and limit ozone depletion. We pay
others menial wages to clean our streets and neighborhoods. For
the present, we will continue to do our own thing. Anyway, we
cannot stop polluting the water, which we must use daily. And are
we expected to stop driving our cars and cooling and heating our
homes? What can we do with paper but to dispose of it, and are
not disposeable items just that?
Are we, therefore, helpless during our sojourn on this ever-
shrinking planet? In some respects, surely. Consumption is a tidal
wave that has exploded our barriers and has become ingrained in
our fiber. We live to consume.
Yet, we can in other ways impact on our society. We can,
should, and must reach beyond our inner circle of friends and
families, for what we do and do not do will effect their lives.
We can join. So few of us belong to organizations. If we do not
become actively involved, our membership will still help. Cmr dues
will assist these groups in furthering their worthwhile goals,
whether fighting disease, hunger, and prejudice, helping someone
with a family crisis, or raising a voice of protest for peace and
against injustice in the halls of government. Our numbers help,
for it gives these organizations that much needed clout when they
seek to protect our interests and those dearest to us.
We can become participants. Even fewer of us take active roles.
It does not have to be a position of leadership. It does not have to
be time consuming. Can we commit to a few hours a year to at-
tend a few meetings, make some phone calls, and help with a par-
ticular project? How much time do we spend watching television
or following other pursuits, surely enjoyable, but really only self-
gratifying? We do not need to give them up; we need only
prioritize and decide what is truly important and relevant in our
lives. Time is precious, and we waste so much of it.
And, yes, if we cannot or will not donate our energies, we can
still make a monetary contribution.
One hears of and reads so many faceless names. Who are these
people? What are they doing with their lives? What will be their
legacy? Will they lend a hand? Will they help others in need? In-
evitably, they and their families will benefit as well. Have we been
placed here only to consume? Do we have any responsibility to
give something in return? The plea is an old and tired one, and
though we may and should answer in the affirmative, we find it so
hard to take the first step, but once we have ... oh! the rewards!
The author is an attorney and active with the Young Leadership
group of the Atlanta, GA Federation.
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Crisis in the Occupied Territories
Evokes Bedrock Support of Israel
President Ronald Reagan in a
speech to members of the United
Jewish Appeal Prime Ministers
Club recently stated that "the
safety and security of the U.S.
and the safety and security of
Israel are all part of a larger
cause, the cause of human rights
for every man, woman and child
on this earth."
One week earlier, Syrian presi-
dent Assad, in a speech com-
memorating the 25th anniversary
of the revolution which brought
his party to power, stated, "The
Israelis claim that Palestine is
theirs ... But they will never stay
in Palestine. Our heroic Palesti-
nian people and our Arab masses
are lying in wait everywhere and,
above all, in Palestine."
Once again, Israel's secrutiy is
threatened by a Palestinian peo-
ple bent on self-determination,
and from an Arab world that still
largely refuses to accept Israel's
right to exist.
Israel finds itself in an unusual
role of having to defend its rule
over another people and thus she
continues to battle an onslaught of
some of the most biased press
coverage and harshest criticism
from all corners of the world in
her 40 years of statehood.
Al Golden, a national life com-
missioner of the Anti-Defamation
League and Federation board
member is worried about criticism
from another source, American
Goldent stated, "The diaspora
has a right to criticize but not go
public with that criticism, because
it doesn't do Israel or the non-
Jewish world any good it only
serves to fuel anti-Semitism
around the world as currently
rearing it's ugly head right here in
South Florida."
The Floridian asked our area
Washington congressmen for
their views on the current situa-
tion in the administered ter-
ritories. Congressmen E. Clay
Shaw, Jr., and Larry Smith ex-
pressed their views below. Con-
gressman Dan Mica, Democrat,
14th District was unavailable for
comment at this time.
U.S. Congressman E. Clay Shaw
Jr. Republican 15th district
I am saddened and disappointed
by the outbreak of violence in the
occupied territories. The peaceful
resolution of the grievances of the
residents of the West Bank and
Gaza Strip is critical to the con-
tinuation of the Mideast peace
process. Neither rocks nor rifles
serve to advance mutual
understanding and cooperation.
Perhaps the best way that we
can assist the peace process is to
express both our disapproval of
the current situation and our
recognition that it will take time
to correct it. Overbearing
pressure on either the Israelis or
the Palestinians may result in a
short therm "band-aid" settle-
ment which ultimately does more
harm than good.
Shaw added, "Until the fa.
j* ,the Palestinians reco
U.S. Congressman Lam fkM
Democrat 16th district
It's a terrible situation
misunderstood by peop|e ^
the world and by members of _
press who are not helping the wrJ
blem by being so one-sided in thJ
reporting. It seems the pre*
more interested in people ty-
ing rocks than in finding solui
to the Palestinian problem.
press holds Israel to a
moral standard than any
country, while with the
they rarely invoke any moral
dars at all.
In escribing the present at*
tion, Smith commented, "TbJ
refugee camps were put together
in 1948 as a long-term forea
policy tool by the Arabs and they
are beginning to pay dividends -
the world's opinion of Israel hat
changed drastically since the
violence began."
Congressman Smith continued,
"Everyone is beating on Israel to
give up its objections to an inter-
national peace conference. Mean-
while, have you heard one Arab
country say they are willing to
step into the peace process with
Israel? Violence is not going to br-
ing about a solution to the Palesti-
nian problem we need to find
people who have the moral and
physical courage to sit down and
negotiate with Israel on the solu-
tion to this conflict."
Anschluss Commemoration Reveals Austria
The observance this month
of the 50th anniversary of the
Anschluss, Nazi Germany's an-
nexation of Austria, is reveal-
ing the worst and the best of
Austrian society.
The worst is reflected in the
appalling fact that for the past
40 years most Austrians have
imagined themselves the "first
victims" of Nazi aggression
and have systematically denied
or repressed any knowledge of
their massive involvement.
But the historic truths brought
to the fore during this com-
memoration can no longer be
When Hitler and his Nazi
hordes marched into Austria
on March 13, 1938, they were
greeted deliriously by some
200,000 Austrians in Vienna.
Austria provided three-
quarters of the death-camp of-
ficers, including Adolf
Eichmann and SS Commander
Ernst Kaltenbrunner.
But the best of Austria is
also surfacing today. Young
Austrians by the thousands
are holding vigils,
demonstrating for Waldheim's
resignation and sponsoring
seminars on Austria's Nazi
past. And most reassuring is
the leadership of Chancellor
Franz Vranitzky, who em-
bodies the now democratic
Austria. Vranitzky gave mean-
ing to the Anschluss, on March
12, in these words:
"We must never forget and
we must insure there is
nothing in today's society that
could lead us into an abyss, as
happened in 1938."
Rabbi Mare H. Tanenbaun it **
tor of international relation! for *
American Jewish Committee.
Friday, April 8,1988
Volume 17
Number 10

Friday, April 8, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 6
Nobel Laureate Etie Wiesel Keynotes '88 UJA Campaign Closing Event...
Community Leadership Attends 20th Anniversary Program
The past presidents of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale were honored at
the Federation's 20/40 celebration
held recently at the Jewish Com-
munity Center in Plantation.
Over 400 people gathered to
celebrate the Federation's 20th
anniversary and Israel's 40th bir-
thday at this campaign closing
They were treated to a special
video presentation, "The Light
Shines Bright," which covered the
remarkable history and growth of
the Jewish Federation and its
beneficiary agencies.
The real treat of the evening ar-
rived when Elie Wiesel, Nobel
Laureate and humanitarian ex-
traordinaire, came before the
receptive audience and delivered
an awe-inspiring speech on the
struggles of the Jewish people
throughout its history and his
hope for a better future for our
Welcoming the crowd of more than 450 at the '88
campaign closing event was Federation presi-
dent Sheldon S. Polish and included in the
distinguished dias was Nobel Peace Laureate Eli
Wiesel, guest speaker; Ludwik Brodzki, 20th An-
niversary chair; Barbara Wiener, event chair;
and Harold L. Oshry, Federation/UJA general
campaign chair.
The distinguished Jewish communal leader
mesmerized the North Broward County com-
munity as Anniversary chair Ludwik Brodzki
and Marsha Levy look on. Marsha announced the
winners of the Anniversary Art and Essay
Campaign closing event chair-
man Barbara Wiener, left, in-
troduces Linda Streitfeld, who
presented the multimedia
presentation which featured
the Federation family of agen-
cies in action during the past
twenty years.
Wiesel stated, "Because of what
American Jews are doing today,
the present is balancing out the
past thanks to the present we
can live with the horrors of the
Wiesel confided that as long as
we have hope, Jews can conquer
all problems which are troubling
Israel at the moment, and help
Jews around the world survive
and flourish.
Distinguished Pacesetter Club Dinner Celebration...
Among the Pacesetters Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Tishberg,
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Cohen, Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Gruman, and Mr. and Mrs. David Sommer.
Among the premiere leadership were Mr. and
Joel Reinstein, Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Polish, Mr. and
Mrs. Mark Levy, Mr. Stuart Reich, and Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Bierman.
V 4 H
The exclusive Pacesetters Club that met with Eli
Wiesel in a special dinner included Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Oshry, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Levey, Ms. Bar-
bara Wiener and Irv Backer, and Mr. Wiesel
Helping a world of Jewish need, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin
Gold, Mr. and Mrs. John Streng, Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Marcus, Mrs. Evelyn Gross, Mrs. Anita Perlman, and
Morris Goldstein
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald William, Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Farber, and Mr. and
Mrs. Meyer Steinberg.
Among firstnighters, Mr. and Mrs. Barton Weisman,
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sherr, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Novick, Mr. Alan Levy, and Ms. Deborah Hahn and
Mr. Aaron Harel.
Honor Roll of Federation Presidents Feted at North Broward Gala

Among the past presidents feted at the '88 UJA campaign closing event .. .
(awards presented by general campaign chair Harold L. Oshry), from left, Lud-
wik Brodzki (1968-1979), the late Martin Fridovich (1970-1971), accepted by his
son Anthony; Howard Miller (1972-1973), Alan Boer (1975-1977), Jacob Brodzki
(1977-1978), Jean Shapiro (1982-1988). Other presidents pictured above in the
Pacesetters Club included, the late Alvin Gross (1971-1972), accepted by his wife,
Evelyn; Leo Goodman (1978-1980); Victor Gruman (1981-1982); Joel Reinstein
(1984-1985); Brian Sherr (1985-1987). Not pictured, Albert Garnitz (1978-1975),
Milton Kiener (1980-1981), and the late Edmund Entin (1983-198*).
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"... set out from here to
a land of milk and honey"
(Exodus 33:3)
The room was filled to capacity
on March 17, 1988 as women
responded to a 'subpoena' inviting
them to a seminar "For, By, and
About Women." Everyone was
eager to hear the three expert
panelists assembled address.
"Women's Rights Under Florida
Law." All three speakers are
residents of Ft. Lauderdale and
regular contributors to our
Women's Division Federation
campaign. Under the auspices of
the Foundation of Jewish Philan-
thropies of our Federation, just a
few of the topics they covered
were 'wills,' 'premarital
agreements,' 'joint ownership,'
'law returns,' and 'charitable
Shirley D. Weisman, an ex-
tremely knowledgeable and for-
thright attorney, held the au-
dience spellboud as she explained
the benefits both to the married
couple and their children of pre-
marital agreements, we learned
that pre-maritial agreements (as
all other contracts) can be
modified. There are many various
ways to protect ourselves, our
children, and our grandchilden,
financially, in cases of illness,
death, divorce, or remarriage. All
of us assume that we can survive,
if we are unexpectedly required to
manage our own financial and
legal affars. It is important,
however, to know the right ques-
tions to ask our attorneys, accoun-
tants, bankers and other advisors.
The many questions put to our
panel indicated the thirst for more
knowledge on the part of this
Shirley returned to law school
when her children started
kindergarten. She started practic-
ing law in Pennsylvania in 1971.
In 1977 she passed the Florida
Bar exam and today has a general
civil practice. She is presently the
Florida Bar Designate in Estate
and Probate and has been Florida
Bar Designate in Family Law.
Our second presenter, Barbara
Kent, is a Florida Certified Public
Accountant. A Masters Degree in
Counseling (which was her
original vocation) is still helpful in
assisting people fill out their tax
returns. As many of her genera-
tion, Barbara returned to school
for a career change while her
daughters were in college. She
became certified in 1983 and went
to work in public accounting. Bar-
bara is now the Chief Accountant
for the Broward County Sheriffs
office, where she oversees a
budget of $105 million dollars ..
with a payroll of 2,200 employees.
Her background is in taxes and
Barbara dispelled some of our
fears about taxes. She addressed
the subject of 'The Florida In-
tangible Tax,' which is unique to
the State of Florida, in a clear and
understandable manner. Intangi-
ble property has no value in
itselft, but it represents
something of value. A stock cer-
tificate represents the value of the
stock. It is therefore 'intangible.'
Most of us have come in contact
with Florida's 'non-recurring in-
tangible tax' when purchasing a
home. We sign a note securing the
monthly mortgage payments, and
pay 'tax stamps' which are paid
only at that time. They constitute
a 'non-recurring intangible tax.'
The second type of intangible tax
is an annual tax on such items as
out-of-state bonds (Florida sells
its own municipal bonds tax-free).
Barbara also informed us that,
"Money in a bank's 'Certificate of
Deposit Money Market' is con-
sidered non-taxable. A com-
parable CD. in a Money Market
held with a stock broker (ie; Paine
Webber, Pru-Bache etc.) is listed
as an 'intangible and is therefore
taxable." We learned more about
our individual responsibilities ass
tax payers of the State of Florida.
Those of us who listened to Bar-
bara will read our tax returns
more carefully when we affix our
signatures this April.
Yetta Karel Goldreyer, a bride
of only six months, was our third
panelist. When Yetta retired as
the Foundation Director of the
UJA/Federation of New York Ci-
ty, then Foundation held an $11
million portfolio. Prior to this post
At the Financial Awareness Seminar for Women were, from left,
Yetta Karel Godreyer, facilitator; ShirUy D. Weisman,
facilitator; Barbara Kent, facilitator, Jacob Brodzki, Founda-
tion chairman; and Deborah Fuller Hahn, Seminar Chair of the
she was assistant director of the
New York Women's Division for
over 30 years. Being a profes-
sional in New York Women's Divi-
sion that long is no easy task ...
their Women's goal this year is
$17 million. Although she is now a
volunteer, Yetta's professional
experience and expertise includes
both fund-raising and charitable
giving strategies.
What is a Philanthropic Fund
and why does a woman need one?
Such a fund can be set up at any
given time, with money
designated to be given to
'charities' of the donor's choice at
any later date. The initial and
subsequent contributions are, of
course, tax deductible. If we are
to be fiscally responsible, we must
make clear provisions to meet oar
continued charitable obligations.
The Jewish community also
benefits from Endowment Funds.
The funds, established by the
Foundation, can assure future
donations to the Hebrew Day
School, Jewish Family Service,
the JCC, to UJA or Federation
... or indeed, to any other
recognized (by the Federal
Government) philanthropic
There are, of course, many
other ways to help both ourselves
and our fellow Jews. We learned
much ... but wew have very far
yet to go. Have we answered all
the questions? What is a Florida
Will... do I need one? Is there an
advantage of a Living Trust?
Should the Condo be held in joint
ownership? What should I know of
my husband's finances? How
much should the children know?
Do YOU know all the answers?
Are there more questions? Do you
wnat another seminar? Please let
me know ... in case of this col-
umn. We will be waiting to hear
from you ...
FISCHER, who went on the re-
cent Jewish Federation 20th
Anniversary Mission to Israel
said it was the most
remarkable, moving and
JulfUUing trip they have ever
been on. For more informa-
tion, 748-8*00.
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Sherwin Rosenstein,
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The Medicare Maven
Makes His Mark
Ten years ago, Richard Cher-
nok has one of 20 people who
volunteered to be part of a new
Jewish Family Service program,
providing assistance to Broward
County residents who had ques-
tions or prooblems with Medicare
After thousands of claims and
ten of thousands of dollars
reclaimed for Medicare recipients,
Mr. Chernok is still committed to
the task. "I know darn well that
they need me," he says.
"If they're being deprived of
any money, I'll find it. I know how
to get the claims through," Mr.
Charnok boasts proudly.
Faithfully, every Monday morn-
ng he comes to work at the Jewish
Family Service office at 8358
Oakland Park Blvd. His files are
full of pending claims and he car-
ries a list of follow up calls that
need to be made.
"It's hard to find a volunteer
who is as dedicated as Richard.
He's determined to help people
get all that they're due from
Medicare," says Sherwin Rosens-
tein, executive director, Jewish
Family Service of Broward
In one case a few years back,
the Medicare Maven Chernok
helped a client get a $12,000 reim-
bursement following eye surgery,
"it was my single largest settle-
ment. I felt real good about that
one," he says. "He was so
Started Ac Career Lawyer
Standing up for his clients'
rights is not new to Mr.Cchernok.
He was a lawyer in New York City
for more than 30 years before
coming here to retire in 1978.
After a bustling law practice, the
slow pace of retirement life was
tough to handle.
"I was retired to the extent that
I wasn't doing anything," he ad-
mits. The Medicare Assistance
Program at Jewish Family Ser-
vice gave him a new role that he
still loves to this day.
He explains, "It's interesting,
exciting and a challenge. I tell
these people I will do a good job
and I do my best. Their smiles and
thank you's make it all
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Friday, April 8, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 7
Foundation of Jewish Philanthropic!
Creating A Legacy
For the 2l8t Century
_______Jacob Brodzki, Chairman
The Foundation has a group of attorneys, accountants
and other professionals who will volunteer their time to
assist you in drawing up your endowment program with
the Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies.
Endowment Fund: A fund established by an indivi-
dual donor, family or foundation, consisting of gifts that
provide a source of income for the future.
Here are several programs you may consider and re-
ceive personal benefits.
Life Insurance Policy: The Endowment Fund of the
Jewish Federation may be named the beneficiary of a
new or existing life insurance policy. One's annual pre-
miums may then be deducted as a charitable contribu-
Philanthropic Fund: A named fund established by
means of cash, property, or other assets. The donor has
the privilege of making advisory recommendations for
the distribution of the income or principal of the Fund.
Charitable Remainder Trust 'A trust which pays out for
life, or for a specified number of years, and the assets of
which are turned over to a designated charity after the
deaths of the income beneficiaries.
Charitable Lead Trust An arrangement in which there
is a contribution of an income interest to a charity. Pro-
perty is transferred to a trust and an immediate income in-
terest in the property is donated to a charitable organiza-
tion for a period of years or for the life or lives of the indi-
vidual or individuals. The remainder is either retained by
the donor or given to a non-charitable beneficiary.
Windfall Gifts: A windfall gift takes place prior to the
sale or liquidation of a business or the sale of shares of
stock or other property on which a large capital gain will
be realized. The making of such gifts at that time can be
achieved at a relatively small after-tax cost to the donor.
There is a double tax savings resulting from such gifts.
Special Purpose Fund: The donor sets up a fund of
which the income from its investments are designated for
specific institutions or areas of interest.
Pooled Income Fund: A trust created and administered
by a public charity. The contributor receives income during
his lifetime. The charity receives the remainder principal
after the lifetime of the income beneficiary.
I want to do my share to ensure a strong Jewish commu-
nity for tomorrow. Please send me more information on
the following Endowment programs:
'.'. Bequests
Q Jewish Federation Pooled Income Fund
Z Gifts of Real Estate, Securities or Other Property
D Life Insurance Policy
D Trust Fund
D Philanthropic Fund
Mail to:
P.O. Box 26810, Tamarac, FL 33321
For more information please contact Kenneth Kent, Foundation
Director at 74*8400.
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Spotlight on Passover Community Programs...
Chaplaincy Commission Area Services
During the Festival of Passover,
scores of men and women from
throughout North Broward in
nursing and retirement facilities
had the opportunity to celebrate
this "Season of Freedom" at
special Prayer Services, thanks to
the tireless work of the corps of
volunteers of the Chaplaincy Com-
mission of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale.
In March and April, South
Florida area Rabbis, Cantors, and
lay spiritual leaders brightened
the time for scores of men, women
and children confined to hospitals,
prisons, convalescent as well as
nursing and retirement facilities,
with special Passover Services.
Under the guidance of Commis-
sion chairman Alfred Golden and
director Rabbi Albert B.
Schwartz, this group of dedicated
men and women conducted ser-
vices at the following places:
Abbe Manor, 295 S.W.'4th Ave.,
Pompano Beach, Cantor Mario
Aviva, 3870 N.W. 4th Terr,
Lauderhill Lakes, Rabbi Abraham
Ezring, Benjamin Hansel.
Bare, 2760 S.W. 75th Ave.,
Davie, Rabbi Abraham Ezring.
Beverly Manor of Margate,
5951 Colonial Dr., Margate,
Harry Factor and Committee.
Broward Convalescent, 1330 S.
Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale,
Rabbi Albert B. Schwartz, Hilda
Colonial Palm East, 3670 N.E.
3rd Ave., Pompano Beach, Rabbi
Solomon Geld, Cantor Grossman,
M/M Israel Resnikoff and
Colonial Palm West, 51W. Sam-
ple Rd., Pompano Beach, Rabbi
Solomon Geld M/M Israel
Resnikoff and Minyonaires. -
Coral Springs Care Unit, 3275
99th Way, Coral Springs, Rabbi
Abraham Ezring, Nancy
Fountains of Lauderhill, 5700
N.W. 27th Ct., Lauderhill, Ben-
jamin Hansel.
Ft. Lauderdale Psyc, Los Olas,
Murray Feiner.
Inverrary Retirement, 5811
N.W. 28th St., Lauderhill, Ben-
jamin Hansel.
Leisure Retirement, 5825 N.W.
27th Ct., Lauderhill, Benjamin
Lodge, 5821 N.W. 28th St.,
Lauderhill, Benjamin Hansel.
Main Broward County Jail, Sol
Manor Oaks, 2121 E. Commer-
cial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, Cantor
Phillip Erstling, Lou Gold.
Manor Health Care, 6931 W.
lj Briefly
presents state senator Peter
Weinstein, left, with an award
for his service to law enforce-
ment in the community at the
recent Federation/UJA Coral
Springs breakfast celebration
held at Temple Beth orr.
At right is Rabbi Abraham J.
Ezring, chaplain at Sunrise
Hospital, who entertained the
patients and staff.
Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, Rabbi
Simon Eckstein.
Manor Pines, 1701 N.E. 26th
St., Ft. Lauderdale, Cantor
Phillip Erstling, Lou Gold.
Margate Manor, Rabbi Paul
Plotkin, Berte and Israel
Meredian Home, 7751 Broward
Blvd., Plantation, Sunny Fried-
man, William Leichter, Adolph
National Health Care Center,
2000 E. Commercial Blvd., Ft.
Lauderdale, Benjamin Hansel.
Nutrition, JCC, 6501 W.
Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, Rabbi
David W. Gordon. Nutrition, 1239
N. State Rd. 7, Lauderhill Mall,
Lauderhill, Sara Perlis.
Palm Court Nursing and
Rehab., 2675 N. Andrews Ave.,
Ft. Lauderdale, Rabbi Albert B.
Schwartz, Relly Kolar.
Park Summit, Royal Palm Blvd,
Coral Springs, Rabbi Mark W.
Park West Retirement, 2251
N.W. 29th Ct., Ft. Lauderdale,
Cantor Phillip Erstling, Lou Gold.
Plantation Nursing Home, 4250
N.W. 5th St., Plantation, Rabbi
Rudolph Weiss, Lillian Schoen
and Castle Chaplaincy Assts.
Pointe Lauderdale, 1800 E.
Oakland Park Blvd., Ft. Lauder-
dale, Cantor Craig H. Ezring.
Pompano Detention Center, Sol
Sholom Manor, 2771 N.W. 58th
Terrace, Lauderhill, Jack Levine.
St. Elizabeth Senior Day Care,
801 N.E. 33rd St., Pompano
Beach, Rabbi Joseph Langner.
St. John Nursing and Rehab.,
3075 N.W. 35th Ave., Lauderdale
Lakes, Rabbi David W. Gordon,
Susan Weiss.
Sunrise Health Center, 4800
Nob Hill Rd., Sunrise, Rabbi
Abraham Ezring.
Sunrise Hospital, 4399 Nob Hill
Rd., Sunrise, Rabbi Abraham
Tamarac Nursing Home, 7901
N.W. 88th Avenue, Tamarac, Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women,
Abby Zakheim.
Tiffany House, 2900 Riomar St.,
Ft. Lauderdale, Jack Stateman.
Westbrooke at Inverrary, 4300
Rock Island Road, Lauderhill,
Cantor Robert Goodman.
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$105,000 Announced For '88 Drive...
Bonaventure Dinner Dance
Helps a World of Jewish Need
Members of the Bonaventure
community showed their heartfelt
generosity towards their fellow
Jews as they pledged $105,000 to
the 1988 Federation/UJA cam-
paign at the recent Bonaventure
Dinner Dance held at the
Bonaventure Country Club.
75 people dined on a sumptuous
buffet and danced the night away
at this very festive event. Israeli
entertainer Danny Tadmore
treated everyone to a fine selec-
tion of song and comedy which
delighted all who attended. In ad-
dition, Bonaventure residents
were treated to a showing of the
new Federation video presenta-
tion, "The Light Shines Bright,"
which celebrates 20 years of
Federation growth in the Greater
Fort Lauderdale community.
Charlotte Padek, Women's Divi-
sion General Campaign chair of
the Jewish Federation, spoke on
the needs of people in our local
community, while Phil Sacks,
Bonaventure Committee co-chair,
talked about the current situation
in Israel, stressing that our sup-
port for the Jewish state is needed
now more than ever.
Members of the Sands Point Condominium recently held a very
successful Federation/UJA breakfast at the Tamarac Jewish
Center. From left, are Ray Rosenblatt, Tamarac Division chair
Milton Kern, Pauline Jaye, Edith TrombeU, Morris Goldberg,
and Sands Point UJA chairman Al Josser.
Enjoying a very festive evening at the recent Bonaventure Dinner
Dance are 1988 Federation/UJA Bonaventure Division co-chairs,
from left, Saul Padek, Charlotte Padek, Toots Sacks, and Ph-d
Charlotte Padek stated, "The
Dinner Dance celebration went
very well. This community has a
core of committed supporters of
the Jewish Federation, and we're
looking forward to expanding our
horizens next year to include even
more people who are moving into
the area.'
During the course of the even-
ing, a drawing was held for a sur-
prise gift and Charlotte Zien was
the lucky winner of an airline
ticket to anywhere in the U.S.
A special thanks goes to the
very dedicated members of the
Bonaventure committee who
helped put this event together.
April 8 Passover.
April 12 Women's Division Annual Meeting and
Installation of Officers. Westin Cypress Creek
April 13 Budget and Planning Meeting. 7 p.m.
April 14 Yom HaShoa Commemoration Pro-
gram. 7 p.m. Temple Beth Am, Martgate.
April 14 Young Business and Professionals
Happy Hour. 6 p.m. Marriott Cypress Creek.
April 15 TGIS Shabbat. Temple Bat Yam. 10
April 18 Foundation Investment Committee
Meeting. Noon.
April 19 Federation Meetings. 5 p.m. exec. 7
p.m. board.
April 21 Business and Executive Network. 6
p.m. Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel. Speaker:
Wolf Blitzer.
April 21 Federation Board Luncheon. Speaker:
Wolf Blitzer.
April 24 Grand Opening of Coral Springs Ac-
tivity Center. 1 p.m. Trafalgar Square.
For more information contact the Jewish
Federation at 748-8400.
AT THE ANNUAL Federation/UJA breakfast held at the Omega
Clubhouse, Jerry Kaye was honored for his many years as Omega
chairman and for his work in the Kosher Nutrition Program.
Jack and Mildred Roberts have done a wonderful job with this
year's Omega campaign. The Omega breakfast was packed with
committed Omega residents, who listened to the stirring words of
Rabbi Howard Addison of Temple Beth Israel. From left, are
Evelyn and Jerry Kaye and current chairs Jack and Mildred
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} CAMPAIGN '88 Federation/United Jewish Appeal
From the Desk of the General Chairman...
Come Be a Part of our Federation/UJA Family-We Must Achieve $7.6 Million
For Our 50 Plus Agencies and Services
Harold L. O-hry
Six and a quarter million
dollars, 13.5 percent increase,
total accounts tally more than 23
thousand contributors.
These are impressive figures for
our North Broward County com-
munity Federation/UJA has
come a long way in our 20th year
of doing business but even with
that response from a generous
Jewish people, we still have a long
way to go.
Last Fall, the leadership of our
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale held a series of
goal-setting meetings and set the
'88 campaign drive at $7.6 million
to help meet the critical and vital
needs facing our brethren here at
home, in Israel, and in 33 other
As we go to press, our communi-
ty has responded with more than
$6 million, which after hearing a
stirring and heartfelt address by
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, was
announced to a gathering of over
450 at our March campaign clos-
ing event at the JCC.
But profound as that may be
and as grateful as our Jewish con-
stituents may be, the numbers are
First of all, this money
represents some 20,000 gifts in a
community that has more than
150,000 men, women and
children, which means that only
some 13 percent of the people are
pledging a life-saving, life-
enhancing gift to the Jewish com-
munity's major philanthropy.
Compare this with the numbers
released by the Broward County
Board indicating that some 200 in-
dividuals are moving into the
County daily, of which we can
assume some 20 percent are
Jewish, and the increased need for
services begin to escalate.
As the major agencies and
beneficiaries call for additional
allocations, our involvement in
Federation will make the positive
difference in our ability to help
support these programs.
I appeal to our faithful family of
Federation contributors to help us
reach out and meet our friends,
neighbors, and associates, and
make them a part of this won-
drous campaign.
What other organization con-
solidates the fund-raising efforts
of its many beneficiary agencies
into a single, cost effective,
volunteer-efficient, time-efficient
In reviewing the current figures
I realize that our job is really in
the critical stages. Notice if you
will this listing of key areas:
Scorecard of Giving
Jewish Federation of Greater Fort
Landerdale'a 1988 United Jewish Appeal
Campaign (as of March 29, 1988)
Accounts Dollars
Bonaventure 179 $124,000
Century Village/Deerfield Beach 4,453 248,000
Coral Springs 384 88,000
Condominiums 7,627 541,000
Inverrary 1,685 362,000
Margate 2,411 179,000
Oceanside 1,317 1,442,000
Palm-Aire 2,319 743,000
Plantation 464 294,000
Woodlands 726 1,502,000
Woodmont 557 503,000
Wynmoor Village 1,590 186,000
Women's Division (also included
in area totals) 2,808 1,440,000
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FLORIDIAN, on the occasion of
our Passover holidays, have been
sent to some 10,000 members of
our community, who have not yet
joined our family. The opportunity
is now, the time is now, the
reasons are now, more than ever,
we need you. In the next few days,
you will receive a letter and
pledge card, asking for your help
and commitment. Won't you take
the time to answer our brethren's
request for humanitarian social
service and welfare needs. For if
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Then Who Will'!
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Super Sunday II Sets 5-Day Record
Volunteers on Super Sunday II
successfully reached thousands of
Greater Fort Lauderdale
residents who had not yet made
their heartfelt commitment to the
1988 Federation/UJA campaign.
Jim and Ava Phillips once again
did an outstanding job as chairper-
sons of Super Sunday II. Jim
Phillips related, "Super Sunday II
was an important event to raise
additional dollars which are need-
ed to sustain expanded services to
our local communities and to
Israel. I am very proud of what we
accomplished throughout the five
days of Super Sunday II."
Some of the many volunteers
for Super Sunday II included
Henrietta Abrams, Eli Bernstein,
Al Biesky, Morris Blech, Edith
Block, Ida S. Cohen, Sunny
Friedland, Randy Friedlander,
Abraham Gulker, Lillian Gulker,
Anne Haber, Sandra Heimlich,
Anna Karden, Helen Kern, Milton
Kern, David Klempner, Fannie
Kurwitz, Sid Nadel, John Nemon,
Hank Reiter, Louis M. Rosenberg,
Harry Silver, Jessie Silver, and
Ruth Shapiro.
Margate volunteers under the
phone-a-thon chairmanship of
Sam Lezell did a super job in mak-
ing phone calls to Margate area
residents, and raised substantial
monies toward this year's
Those making phone calls from
the Margate Division included
Bert Chalmer, Irving Goldman,
Marsh Kaplan, Morris
Kirschbaum, Sam Lezell, Ger-
trude Panem, Israel Resnikoff,
Lou Rosenberg, and Hy Wattel.
'88 Campaigners of the Week
Century Village/Deerfield Beach Division...
Harry Mayer, Fran Massel, and Hyman Stoller
are recruitment co-chairmen for the Federa-
tion/UJA campaign in Century Village of Deerfield
Beach. They are instrumental in recruiting
volunteer to work for the campaign and in super-
vising some 21 areas that are covered by over 350
people throughout Century Village.
HARRY MAYER is a former hardware business
owner from Ohio who has lived in Florida for the
last 10 years. He is a graduate of the City College
of New York and enjoys working for the
HYMAN STOLLER is from Massachusetts and
has lived in Florida for 10 years. He is a member of
ZOA, B'nai B'rith and Temple Beth Israel of Deer-
field Beach. Stoller is a semi-professional singer
who has organized a performing band called the
FRAN MASSEL worked in the accounting
department of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
for many years. She has lived in Florida for 15
years and has worked for the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale for 10 years. Massel
Team leaders Harry Mayer, Fran Massel and
related that she and her two co-chairman hae a big
job to do with the Century Village Deerfield cam-
paign, but it's something that Jews must do to help
our brethen.

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Young Leadership Celebrates Israel's Anniversary in Washington
Imagine standing in an enor-
mous room with 3,000 other
young Jewish leaders from all
over the United States singing the
Hatikvah in anticipation of
welcoming the Prime Minister of
This was the experience of 32
young leaders from Fort Lauder-
dale on Monday evening, March
14 in Washington, DC. This was
the official opening of the 40th an-
niversary of Israel celebrations in
this country, and what better
place to begin than in our nation's
The Sixth National UJA Young
Leadership Conference was an in-
tensive experience of 48 hours
packed to the brim with program-
ming which included speakers
from Congress, major organiza-
tions, universities, and members
of various magazines and
newspapers. It was often difficult
to choose which session to attend
when there were as many as 10
concurrent sessions held during
one programming period. For ex-
ample, one time slot included a
choice of such people as Chaim
Potock, John Loftus, Dr. Deborah
Lipstadt, Rabbi Reuven Kim-
melman and Dr. Marc
Paul Lehrer. chairman for the
Jewish Federation's Oceanside
Division here in Fort Lauderdale,
stated, "Whenever you gather
3,000 young Jewish leaders, 17
Representative Peter Deutsch,
right, of Fort Lauderdale and
Sen. Lawton ChiUs.
Some of the Fort Lauderdale delegation to the Washington con-
ference who visited with Peter Sperry, lower left, assistant to
Congressman Clay Shaw in the Congressman's office.
Delegates Scott Rassler, Mar-
da Stenfeld, and Paul Lehrer.
senators, six congressmen,
political analysts ana academi-
cians, good things have to happen.
We were the official welcoming
committee for Israeli Prime
Minister Shamir before his visit to
the President, and he received a
long, standing ovation and un-
wavering round of support for his
important visit here.'
Andrea Linn, a member of the
Federation's Young Business and
Professionals Division, stated, "It
was incredibly exciting to have
the opportunity to be with your
peers and listen to prominent
speakers from ail over the world.
As a first time participant there
was so much to absorb and 1 am
looking forward to the next
Washington conference."
One of the outstanding
highlights of the trip was the op-
portunity to engage in the lobby-
ing process on Capitol Hill. On the
last morning of the conference, all
3,000 delegates visited their
respective congressmen and
senators to let them know young
Jewish concerns regarding sup-
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Ten Outstanding Teenagers Chosen
Some of the most talented and
committed Jewish teenagers have
been chosen to represent Ft.
Lauderdale on "The March of the
Living," April 10-24. These
teenagers, from every part of our
community, Coral Springs to
Davie, will travel with 1,500 other
Jewish teens to Hungary, Poland
and Israel. They will explore sites
of Jewish extermination as well as
the rebirth of the Jewish people.
All 1,500 teens will visit
Auschwitz on Yom Ha Shoa and
will re-enact the walk of concen-
tration camp victims to the death
camps of Birkenau. "We will
stand on the platforms where
trains brought our brethren to
their death explained Ana
Bugdadi, one teenage participant.
"We will have to confront our
feelings regarding this destruc-
tion of the Jewish people. The
culmination of the program will be
the celebration of Israel In-
dependence Day in Israel.
Participating in this special pro-
for "March of the Living
gram are: Daniel Ballon, son ot
Rabbi and Mrs. Jeffrey Ballon of
Lauderhill; Ana Bugdadi,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias
Bugdadi of Coral Springs; Erin
Goldman, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Goldman of Planta-
tion; Pamela Katz, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Katz of Coral
Springs; Arik Labovitz, son of
Rabbi and Mrs. Phillip Labovitz of
Davie; Lesslie Lautin, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lautin of
Plantation; Beverly Needleman,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard
Needleman of Lauderhill; Vivian
Schneider, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel Schneider of
Lauderhill and Matthew Seslow,
son of Ilene Braun and Bruce
Seslow of Plantation. Participants
were carefully selected for this
program by Ms. Joanne Levy,
Mrs. Aharona Surowitz, Dr.
Abraham Gittelson and Mrs.
Sharon Horowitz. The program is
sponsored by the Central Agency
for Jewish Education whose Ex-
Wolf Blitzer to Speak at
BEN Function April 21
Susan Rose Symons, chairper-
son of the Jewish Federation's
Business and Executive Network
is pleased to announce an outstan-
ding program that will be held on
April 21, at the Marriott Harbor
Beach Hotel, starting at 6 p.m.
On this occasion, the guest
speaker at this Business and Ex-
ecutive Network event will be the
very dynamic Wolf Blitzer,
Washington correspondent of the
Jerusalem Post. Mr. Blitzer is a
nationally syndicated columnist
and has written a book entitled,
"Between Washington and
Jerusalem: The U.S. Relationship
with Israel."
Admission to this event is $5
and hors d'oeuvres will be served
preceding the program.
For more information on this
Wolf Blitzer
event, contact Joyce Klein at the
Federation at 7484400.
port for Israel and other vital
Florida delegation of close to 400
people met in unison with
Senators Chiles and Graham for
almost an hour, and then went on
to meet with their respective
Shana Safer, Young Business
and Professionals chairperson,
related, "This conference gave me
the opportunity to network with
young Jews from other Federa-
tions, and I learned that we do
have a political voice that is heard
in Israel."
Scott Rassler, chairperson of
the Fort Lauderdale delegation,
added, "This conference helped
me to better understand some of
the more complex issues facing
Israel and Jewish people. The ex-
perience of joining with 3,000
other young Jews left me with a
tremendous feeling of pride and
involvement. Unlike the genera-
tion before us that sat back
helpless during the Holocaust, our
is a generation of activists. The
challenge before us is to translate
our newfound knowledge and en-
thusiasm into further action in our
home communities."
The feeling of "Am Yisrael
Chai," the people of Israel live,
was the strong feeling brought
home by the Fort Lauderdale
For information on other Young
Leadership activities, please call
Joyce Klein at the Federation,
ecutive director Gene Greenzweig
is chairman of the American
March of the Living team.
"We are happy that Fort
Lauderdale has the second largest
delegation in South Florida in at-
tendance for "The March" ex-
plained Sharon S. Horowitz, Prin-
cipal of Federation's Judaica High
School. "We expect," continued
Mrs. Horowitz, "that these
students will return to South
Florida with a new awareness of
their Jewish persona." This is in-
deed a once in a life-time ex-
perience explained Horowitz, who
will be accompanying the group.
Upon their return students will
be available and are expected to
share their experience with their
synagogues, Jewish organizations
and youth groups. Interested
groups and inquiries should con-
tact Mrs. Horowitz at 748-8400.
Donations are still being accepted
for scholarship monies for some of
the students.
To do Tzedakah is to heed
A mandate from the Lord;
So alms to help the destitute
Are what we must afford ...
It isn't just a charity
With freedom to refuse,
But it's a duty we're obliged
To perform as Jews.
Our covenant with G-d is that
We help the poor and ill,
And thereby set up Justice in
Accordance with His will.
We must examine current needs,
And then participate
In all campaigns that serve both
And our Jewish State.
So donate funds the most you
Let last year be outdone ...
There's nothing like Tzedakah
To make our people one.
SHARING A light moment at the recent program of the Contem-
porary Issues of Jewish Life Lecture series sponsored by North
Broward Midrasha were, from left, Rabbi Paul Phtkin of Temple
Beth Am; guest speaker Avraham Burg of Israel's Labor Party;
and Dr. Abraham Gittelson, associate director of the Central
Agency for Jewish Education. Mr. Burg spoke on the topic "Two
Views of Israel; Today and Tomorrow. The program was held in
celebration of Israel's 40th anniversary in cooperation with the
Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale.
The Opportunity of a Lifetime
Awaits in Israel...
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Summer Family Mission
April 13-24,1988
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July 10-20,1988
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The Russians Are Coming at the
Federation Coral Springs
Activity Center Celebration April 24
What's Happening ..
In its continuing commitment to
meeting the needs of the North
Broward Jewish Community, the
Jewish Federation is proud to an-
nounce the grand opening of the
Jewish Federation Coral Springs
Activity Center on April 24.
A whole afternoon of activities
will be taking place at the new
center, located adjacent to the
Omega One Building in Trafalgar
Square, beginning at 1 p.m.
Federation officers, North
Broward Rabbis, and others will
be on hand to dedicate the center,
which will serve as the hub for a
variety of community
Chairman of the Day is Stuart
Tatz who leads a committee of
area leaders.
The Soref Jewish Community
Center will be utilizing the Coral
Springs Activity Center for a
whole lineup of courses and pro-
grams for residents of all ages.
Karen Tunick, JCC director of
Camp and Group services,
related, "We're extremely excited
because we have contracted
A Diversified
Jewish Quiz
1-What led the early im-
migrants in 1906 to attempt to
form a Kehillah (a unified Jewish
2- List the three major Reform
institutions in America.
3-Who was its preeminent
organizer and master builder?
4- At what scholarly celebration
is the speci5- In what unique man-
ner is the tribute to women in the
Book of Proverbs listed?
6- How many hours a day did
the Gaon of Vilna purportedly
7- Toward what important prac-
tice is the doctrine of "kavanah"
devotion and concentration
8-Who in the Bible is con-
sidered the inventor of the first
musical instruments?
9- During what period of Jewish
history did the "Shtadlan" -
mediator, intercede on behalf of
the Jewish community?
10- Is it permissable to pray in
any other language besides
10- Is it permissable to pray in
any other language besides
1 1-To combat crime and
alleviate poverty.
2- Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, Hebrew Union
College and Central Conference of
American Rabbis.
3- Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise
(1819-1900) who instituted
"Minhag America" a special
brand of American Practice of
4- A Siyum, the completion of a
Talmudic Tractate.
5- Alphabetically from aleph to
tav (a to z) in Hebrew.
7- All mitzvot ought to be
energetically performed with en-
thusiasm and not mechanically,
listlessly or through mere habit.
8- Jubal (Genesis 4:21).
9- The Middle ages in Germany,
Poland, Russia and others with
non-Jewish authorities and high
dignitaries to exercise their in-
fluence against discrimination.
10-The Sages permitted to pray
in any language which the "heart
America'8 newest attraction,
Soviet High Wire defectors Ber-
talina Kazakova and Nikolai
NikolsJri, former Soviet State Cir-
cus Headliners to perform and
help celebrate the initiation of
many exciting future programs
for children and adults at this
Registration will take place
beginning April 24 for a host of
enrichment programs for children
kindergarten age through fifth
grade. Classes offered include art,
music, karate, dance^gymnastics,
and Judaic subjects. These classes
will begin the week of May 2.
Registration will also take place at
Trafalgar Square April 25-29
from 3-6 p.m. and is open to all
kids in the community, members
and non-members.
David Surowitz, JCC Coral Spr-
ings program coordinator added,
"This is just the beginning of a
wide variety of extensive pro-
gramming for all ages that is be-
ing developed for Coral Springs,
and we will continue to expand
services to all age groups.
In addition to Class Registra-
tion, there will be a display of
many of the Federation's other
constituent agencies who will
have booths set up to introduce
their services which will be of-
fered through the Activity
Center. Agencies on hand will in-
clude CAJE, Hillel, BBYO, Jewish
Family Service, and the High
School in Israel program.
So, for an afternoon of good
food, entertainment by Soviet
High Wire Artists, and a celebra-
tion of the Jewish Federation's
commitment to the future of the
Northwest Broward area, come
on out to the new Jewish Federa-
tion Coral Springs Activity
Center and join in all the grand
opening festivities on April 24,
from 1-3 p.m.
Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale recently sponsored a tax
seminar. Shown above are participants, from left, Joel Reinstein;
Judah Ever; Susan Rose Symons, chairperson; Sheldon Polish,
Federation president; and Robert Kramer, chairman of the tax
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Hospice Chaplain Comforts Terminally
III Patients in Broward County
Gold Coast
Rabbi Howard Seif says that
in his role as North Broward
County hospice chaplain the
most important thing is to be a
friend to a dying patient and to
be there in support of the
Rabbi Seif was appointed by
the Jewish Federation's
Chaplaincy Commission, a
beneficiary of the annual
Federation/UJA Campaign, in
conjunction with Hospice Inc.
to service the Greater Fort
Lauderdale area hospice
Rabbi Seif was more than
happy to take on the respon-
sibility of helping those who
are terminally ill, and related,
"As long as you leave people
comfortable in whatever situa-
tion you're confronted with,
that's what matters."
Hospice Inc. of Broward ser-
vices about 100 familes who
are Jewish, many of whom are
unaffiliated Jews which count
on outside sources of help in
what is a difficult situation.
The Rabbi tries to make the
patient and the family comfor-
table with whatever level of
Judaism they are at, and is
ready to cover the basic
guidelines for funeral ar-
rangements so that families
have all the options available
to them to make an informed
Rabbi Seif is one of a dozen
professionals, including
nurses, aides, physicians, and
volunteers that work as a team
to provide quality care for pa-
tients in Nursing homes, their
own homes, or at Hospice Care
There are two Hospice
Houses in Broward County
one at University Community
Hospital and the other is at
Hollywood Medical Center.
The two purposes of Hospice
House are to take in patients
on a temporary basis to
stabilize the patient so that
he/she can return home, and to
offer care to a person in
his/her last days of life, allow-
ing one to die in a facility that
is more like a home than a
Federation Dollars in Action .
Alexander Muss High School Kids
Israeli Experience
Attending the February, 1988, session from left, standing,
Stephanie Gross, Ross Greenberg, Louis Lerman,and Carey
North; and seated, Lisa Hopp, Deborah Lieberman, Alissa
Sklaver and Erica Lirqff.
The Fort Lauderdale contingent include, from left, standing,
Stefan Kalt, Shael Marcus, Ellen Wasserstrom, Jennifer Harel,
Bari Edelmann, and Erin Fineberg; and seated, Rachel Brauns-
tein, Justen Skiff, Jennifer Halpern, Michael Frieser, and Jen-
nifer Kay.
Seif related that "once a pa-
tient passes away, we followup
with the family or spouse for
one year under our bereave-
ment program."
Seif continued that all
members of the community
who have experienced a recent
loss are invited to attend these
weekly bereavement sessions
to explore their grief and talk
about the realities of moving
on with their lives.
Rabbi Seif has been a
hospice chaplain since August
of last year and works as part
of a team that services nursing
homes in Broward County,
providing supplemental care to
an often overworked facility.
The Hospice chaplain talked
about his commitment to his
job and to the Jewish people:
"Even though I'm an Or-
thodox Rabbi, I have mutual
respect and love for all Jews;
I'm not out to change people,
I'm there to help them with all
their needs."
For more information on
Hospice Inc., contact their of-
fice in Lauderhill at 486-4085.
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization recently sponsored a
"Jewly-Bred Game" for the Coral
Springs community. Based upon
the popular "Newlywed Game,"
the program teamed up Jewish
teenagers with their parents to
see how well they really know one
another. Held at the Jewish
Federation's Coral Springs office,
the program attracted over 30
parents and teens.
The purpose of the program was
to help the parents and teens to
learn about and better understand
one another and, of course, to
have fun. Special focus was placed
upon the participants' attitudes
towards Jewish issues such as
inter-dating, Israel and Jewish
According to Richard Kessler,
BBYO Program Assistant, "It
was wonderful to see the
teenagers and parents laughing
with each other. Initially the kids
were hesitant about having a pro-
gram with their parents but once
it got underway they found that
they could have fun with them.
Now that they've tried it and liked
it, everyone would like to have
more programs like this in the
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization is the oldest and
largest Jewish youth organization
in the world and sponsors a wide
variety of social, athletic, com-
munity service, cultural and
Judaic activities throughout the
year. Jewish teenagers ages 14-18
who are interested in finding out
more about BBYO and its ac-
tivities should contact the BBYO
office at 581-0218 or 925-4135.
BBYO is a beneficiary of the
Jewish Federation/UJA Annual
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization (BBYO) is pleased to
announce that it is currently form-
ing new chapters for graduate and
potential participants of the Alex-
ander Muss High School in Israel
The purpose of the groups will
be to help strengthen the ties
among the High School in Israel
participants and between them
and the local Jewish community.
Besides participation in the
"typical" facets of the BBYO pro-
gram, including social, athletic,
community service, cultural and
Judaic activities, the HSI chapters
are expected to play a leading role
in community efforts on behalf of
Israel, Soviet Jewry and general
Jewish affairs. Additionally, the
chapters should help provide peer
support for the sometimes emo-
tionally draining process of
preparing for the trip and resum-
ing life back home after comple-
tion of the HSI program.
According to Jerry Kiewe,
BBYO Assistant Regional Direc-
tor, "involvement in these
chapters will certainly enhance
the experience of the HSI par-
ticipants and I also forsee many
potential benefits to both the local
Jewish community and to the
state Israel."
Three co-ed chapters will be
formed, in North Broward/Boca
Raton; in South Broward/North
Dade; and in South Dade.
Membership in the chapters will
be open to any Jewish boy or girl
who has completed the High
School in Israel program or who is
enrolled to attend an upcoming
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Senior's Singing, Dancing Aplenty...
Agency Focus
Kosher Nutrition/Gathering Place
* t
Editor's Note: Mildred Ritter, a Gathering Place participant,
her heart full of love and appreciation for the wonderful time she
had, penned the following ode of thanks:
A meeting of old friends ocurred during the an-
nual holiday visit of Elite Apponte Salus'
Generation Gap and the Seniors of the Jewish
Federation's Kosher Nutrition Program. Bet-
ween the reunion of friends, there was the singing
and dancing of a talented and lively group.
Shown seated: Violinist, Esther Bass, Drummer,
Sam Martell. Standing: Chanteuese, Evelyn K
(that's her show name), Bass Sax, Charlie Solus
and effervescent Ellie Apponte Salus,
The Hanukah holiday season was so chock full for
the Seniors that when special friend Blanche
Bombart, Community Services chairman of
Hope Chapter, B'nai B'rith Women called with
gifts and entertainment, the holiday had to be ex-
tended an extra day. Shown are Hope Chapter
friends, standing, from left, Rae Sail, Belle
Korn, Ida Karol, and Blanche Bombart, and
seated are Nutrition members, Danny Levine
and Sally Miller. Not shown are Pearl Kline,
singer, and Anne Mermelstein, pianist.
This Chanukah will go down in history,
Thus and forever more may it be.
The 21st of December, 1987, was a day we'll long remember.
The Women's League for Israel presented a show,
They warmed the hearts of everyone as onward they did go.
I don't recall each one's name, but their appearance could lead to
Lady No. 1 sang songs with love,
Then Lady No. 2 joined in, and 'twas heaven above.
After this a gentlemen sang,
Their voices were so lyrical, the dining room rang.
To continue, two clowns were on the stage,
And frankly speaking, they were the rage.
Little Grandmas, danced and shook
While Grandson observed with a lively look.
After showtime, Grandson handed gifts to everyone,
This all added to the fun.
As you are givers from your heart,
Love and goodness will never part.
Consider yurselves embraced!!
Mildred Ritter
TAe Gathering
An Adult Day Care Center
To Our Senior Citizens With Love .
Kosher Nutrition and Bonaventure Women's League for Israel
Shown enjoying a dance are Ir-
ving Trachtenberg, Nutrition
participant and Rose Orons, a
visitor from Woodlands
Chapter, Women's American
Singles Shabbat
April IS
at Temple Bat Yam
The next TGIS (Thank
Goodness it's Shabbat) singles
program will take place at Temple
Bat Yam, 5151 NE 14th Terrace,
Fort Lauderdale, on Friday even-
ing, April 15, at 10 p.m.
On this occasion, Rabbi Lewis
Littman will lead a discussion on a
very interesting topic, "Relation-
ships: Making Commitments."
TGIS is a singles shabbat ser-
vice and program geared for
singles in the 30-50 age bracket.
Laurie Workman, chairperson
of the TGIS steering committee,
related, "we had over 150 singles
at last month's Shabbat program,
and I invite all young singles to
come out and experience Shabbat
with us, while also having the op-
portunity to socialize.
For more information on this
upcoming event, contact Joyce
Klein at the Federation, 748-8400
or Temple Bat Yam at 928-0410.
The participants of the Jewish
Federation's Kosher Nutrition
Program and the talented and car-
ing women of Bonaventure
Chapter, Women's League for
Israel, have had a love affair for
eight years.
Every year the Bonaventure
Chapter holds a dance during the
Chanukah season and have as an
entrance fee a wrapped Chanukah
gift for the Seniors of the Kosher
Nutrition Program.
When the troop of entertainers
arrive with their boxes of gifts,
old acquaintances are renewed
with hugs and kisses. The au-
dience is full of anticipation for
they know the show that is about
to go on is Broadway quality.
Bebe Gould was brought up in the
Yiddish Theatre and who's belov-
ed father authored the famous
"Greene Kouzina," sings Yiddish
music with love and appreciation.
Annette Kay, with her infec-
tious love of life belts out Broad-
way hits with all of her heart.
When Bebe Gould and Annette

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Nosey the Clown, AKA Sylvia Blumenthal and
proud Grandson, Mark North visiting a Jewish
Community Center preschool class to share their
love with the kinder, as well as the Bubbles and
Shown from left, Gloria Chermak, Chapter presi-
dent, Joyce Sherman, Bebe Gould, Harold Welch,
Annette Kay, Regional president, Mark North
and Sylvia Blumenthal. (Not shown is pianist
Shirley Krauss.)
Kay do a duet, there is thunderous
appreciation. Harold Weich, after
hearing of the wonderful time the
entertainers have, asked to come
along. His line of patter and songs
had you back in the Borsct Belt in
its heyday. The piece d'resistance
was vivacious Sylvia Blumenthal,
alias Nosey the Clown, accom-
panied by her visiting Grandson,
Mark North, also clad in clown
Israel Bonds News...
Maxwell Raddock, left, General
Chairman of the Palm-Aire
Israel Bond Committee, con-
gratulates Sam J. Kaplan on
being selected as Honoree for
the 1988 Gala
RocheUe Stenn, president of
Temple Sholom Sisterhood,
Pompano Beach, announced
that the Sisterhood honored
their immediate past presi-
dent, Pauline Brawn as woman
of valor at the annual Torah
fund luncheon which was held
in February.
Yitzhak Rabin, Israel's
Minister of Defense, right,
presents the President's Club
Award to Barry E. Chapnick,
chairman of the Board of Com-
monwealth Savings and Loan,
for its purchase of a $1 million
dollar State of Israel Bond
By Charles Saber
Oft in the still of night, terror awakes me
Fearful images race through my mind.
I'm lost in a world without grace or pity
And the God of my Father seems mute and blind
How else could this God who made man in his image
Look upon cruelties only heH could devise
How else could this God. who made man in his image
Turn away from his people and hear their cries
The weeping of children, the screams of the dying
The prayers that were offered in vain
And the millions of corpses who witnessed that madness
Did he promise them. "Never Again."
He sent no Samson to lead them in battle
No Moses arose to show them the way
They were led to the slaughter Ute driven cattle
While the winds of hate swept them away
Still, as the tormented souls it once harbered
The horrors of Auschwitz must not be in vain
So that out of the ashes of our martyred people
The Phoenix of hate shall not rise again
Oh Israel. Israel, let no vows enveigle you
Let no pledge beguile you
Beware of prayers and their haunting refrain
Lest the God who once promised a brighter tomorrow
Should hill us to sleep again.
Editor's Note: The Following wot written by Charles Saber of Margate
and u being published in the American Poetry Anthology.

Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, April 8, 1988
Community Calendar
Compiled by Craif Luatgarten,
Federation, 748-8400.
Happening;! Singles: Dance. 9
p.m. Peppers, Cypress Creek
Westin Hotel. 386-1255.
Landerdale West: Showtime. 8
p.m. Movie, The Secret of My Suc-
cess. 473-8219.
Mended Hearts: Meeting. 2 p.m.
Florida Medical Center
Auditorium. 484-4519.
B'nai B'rith, Sands Point:
Membership Meeting. 10 a.m.
Tamarac Jewish Center.
Men of Hope No. 1303: Meeting.
9:30 a.m. Nob Hill Center.
Hadassah, Sunrise Shalom:
Meeting 11 a.m. Sunrise
Seniors Foundation, Northwest
Broward: Gert Weinberg Dance
Troupe. 2 p.m. Omni Auditorium,
BCC North Campus.
Women's American ORT, Pine
Island Chapter: Officer Installa-
tion. 11:30 a.m. Nob Hill Center.
National Council of Jewish
Women, North Broward:
Meeting. Lauderdale Lakes Multi-
Purpose Bldg., 12:30 p.m.
Na'Aaaat USA, Taaaara Chapter:
Meeting. Noon. Waterbridge
Recreation Center. 979-3311.
Hadassah, Berarada Club Herri:
Membership Meeting. 11:30 a.m.
Bermuda Club Auditorium.
B'nai B'rith Women, Ocean
Chapter: Luncheon and Officer
Installation. 11:30 a.m. Ramada
Oceanfront, 4240 Gait Ocean
Drive. 942-6009.
Braadeis University Women's
Committee: General Meeting.
11:30 a.m. Deicke Auditorium
Plantation. 581-2369.
Women's American ORT,
University West: Meeting and
Program. 7:45 p.m. Another
Generation Preschool, Sunrise.
Orah Hadasssh, Sunrise Lakes:
Meeting. 11:30 a.m. Tamarac
Jewish Center. 742-7615.
Workmen's Circle, Branch 1046:
Institute for Yiddish Culture will
hold 7th Annual Weekend at
Seville Beach Hotel. 731-5545.
Landerdale West: Showtime.
8:30 p.m. Lynne and David Green,
Singing Duo and more. 473-8219.
Jewish Community Center:
Israeli Independence Day
Festival. Art Snow and Concert
featuring DO-DA-IM. 792-6700.
Jewish Community Center:
Israeli Independence Celebration.
9 a.m. March to JCC. 11 a.m.-6
p.m. Festival. 792-6700.
Friends for Life, Inverrary
Chapter: Dinner Dance. 6:30 p.m.
Inverrary Country Club.
Jewish National Fund: Trade
and Industry Dinner. 7 p.m.
Honoring Cong. Dan Mica.
B'nai B'rith Women, Arbah
Chapter: Dinner and Show, Car-
nival 88. 749-2783.
B'nai Zion: Holocaust Survivors
Memorial Dedication at Sharon
Gardens Memorial Park.
Hadassah, Deerfield Kadimah:
Meeting. Noon. Temple Beth
Israel, Deerfield Beach. 428-4379.
Hadassah, Rayus Tamarac: Ima
Luncheon. Noon. Inverrary Coun-
try Club. 721-2533.
Na'Amat USA, Debra Clnb:
Meeting. 12:30 p.m. Lauderdale
Lakes Multi-Purpose Bldg.
Hadassah, North Lauderdale
Chai: Donor Luncheon. Noon.
Plantation Holiday Inn. 722-8619.
B'nai B'rith Women, Margate
Chapter: Chapter Installation.
Noon. Temple Beth Am,,
Margate. 973-0665.
Hadassah, Scopus Deerfield
Beach: Donor Luncheon. Boca
Point Country Club. 426-3570.
Hadassah, Gilah Inverrary
Chapter: Meeting. 11:30 a.m.
Tamarac Jewish Center.
Hadassah, Blyma Margate
Chapter: Meeting. Noon. Con-
gregation Beth Hillel, Margate.
Blitzer to Speak at Board of
Directors Luncheon April 21
The Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale has in-
vited members of the Federation
Board of Directors along with key
leaders to a special luncheon to be
held on April 21 at the 110 Tower.
Special guest speaker at this
event will be Wolf Blitzer, Editor
and Bureau chief of the Jerusalem
Mr. Blitzer will speak on the
situation in the Middle East and
what is behind the current Palesti-
nian rioting in Israel.
Couvert for this event is $12.50
and seating is limited. For more
information, contact the Jewish
Federation at 748-8400.
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Temple News
secretary of the new Jewish
Federation's Coral Springs of-
fice. Elanor is always willing
to point residents in the right
direction when they call.
IDF Attacks
Press and
Israel Defense Force plans to
take punitive action against
journalists who file what it
contends are false reports of
events in the administered
This was confirmed by the
IDF's chief spokesman, Brig.
Gen. Ephraim Lapid, who said
the measures would be applied
against both Israeli reporters
and foreign correspondents.
But the National Federation
of Israeli Journalists has vow-
ed to fight any government at-
tempt to punish reporters
whose copy it dislikes.
The federation noted that
the IDF has recourse to the
Press Council or the federa-
tion's own ethics committee if
it feels there has been a
misrepresentation of* facts.
But the journalists profes-
sional association said it would
not allow the government to be
"both the accuser and the
According to Lapid, the
IDF's purpose is to combat
what it claims is an increasing
number of false news reports
from the West Bank and Gaza
Strip that do damage to its
An example cited was a
report that Palestinians have
been thrown out of
helicopters. The IDF
spokesman said there is "ab-
solutely no truth" to such
reports. He said there have
been exhaustive investigations
of every rumor.
The question of local press
coverage may become moot if
the Press Workers Union car-
ries out its announced plans to
strike Israeli newspapers "for
an indefinite period/
The issue is a threat by the
Publishers Association to in-
sist on separate wage negotia-
tions at each newspaper, in-
stead of the collective bargain-
ing in force until now.
The Jewish community of
Coconut Creek will celebrate the
40th anniversary of the State of
Israel on Sunday, April 24, com-
mencing with a parade to the Con-
servative Synagogue from City
Hall starting at 2 p.m. All Jewish
organizations are invited to par-
ticipate. Highlighting the event
will be the lighting of 41 candles
by representatives of par-
ticipating groups. For more infor-
mation, call 975-4666.
Temple Beth Israel of Deerfield
Beach is sponsoring a Mission
Trip to Israel to celebrate Israel's
40th anniversary from April 13 to
May 2. The Temple will dedicate a
forest during the trip. For more
information, call Sylvia Beckman
at 421-7060.
Temple Beth Israel recently
held a toast and roast to honor
Sylvia Beckman for her dedication
as administrator of the Temple.
Sylvia Beckman initiated the
Temple lecture series, was in-
strumental in the building of the
Temple, and worked to promote
the Kinnereth Day School serving
students from nursery age to the
sixth grade. The Sisterhood of
Temple Beth Israel salutes this
outstanding lady.
Temple Beth Am Men's Club
Blood Donor Drive willl be held on
Sunday, April 10 at 9:30 a.m. A
free breakfast will be served to all
blood donors. Call Mr.
Weinberger at 971-1134 for more
JERUSALEM An international conference on the history
and culture of Polish Jews, held recently at the Hebrew Universi-
ty in Jerusalem, seemed to give important impetus not only to
research on the role of the Jews in Polish History, but also to the
future relationship between Poland and world Jewry, including
ties between the Polish and Israeli governments.
TEL AVIV An Israeli Cabinet minister visiting South Africa
has reportedly violated the government's ban against any contact
with officials of the South African government. Avraham
Shapira, a minister representing the National Religious Party,
received foreign ministry approval for the visit so that he could
promote immigration to Israel from the South African Jewish
JERUSALEM The Knesset enacted legislation recently
outlawing sexism at the work place and protecting women
employees from sexual harassment. The legislation, considered a
landmark for Israel in this area, also provides for maternity leave
for new fathers.
TEL AVIV Alexei Magarik, a former prisoner of Zion in the
Soviet Union, was released recently and arrived in Israel with his
wife and son. The 29-year-old musicologist and cellist was ar-
rested in March of 1986 for teaching Hebrew and was sentenced
to prison for three years.
TEL-AVIV Unrest in the West Bank and Gaza appears to
have had no negative effect on tourims to Israel so far this year.
Tourist arrivals to Israel during the first two months of this year
are up 18 percent from the same period last year.
All North Broward
Jewish Organizations And Synagogues
Solidarity March For Israel
Organizing 8:30 a.m., Departing 9:15 a.m.
at Plantation's 5th Street Park (Opposite
Post Office)
(Ample parking Return Shuttle available all day)
Wear Blue and White,
or the Uniforms of your Group
Bring Banners, Flags, or identifying Symbols of
your Group
Approximately Two Miles
To The
Soref Jewish Community Center,
Perlman Family Campus
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
It is important and imperative that all groups join
together in full support of
Call Stacey Garber,
Solidarity March Coordinator: 792-6700
Tell her, "Yea, we will participate!"
Sponsored by: Jewish Federation of Greater Ft.
Lauderdale, North Broward Board of Rabbis, and
the JCC.
stay on Campus for Israel '40 Festival
following Parade!
Israel '40 Chairpersons Ivy and Larry Levine

Friday, April 8, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 15
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
H i i I
On Saturday, April 16, Jeffrey
Hickman, son of David and San-
dra Snyder, will celebrate his Bar
Mitzvah at Temple Beth Orr in
Coral Springs.
Scott Friedman, son of Richard
and Ann Friedman, and Jonathan
Grene, son of Richard and Sandra
Grene, will be called to the Torah
in honor of their B'nai Mitzvah on
April 9 at Temple Beth Orr.
The B'nai Mitzvah of Jodi
Hechtman, daughter of Allan and
Linda Hechtman, and Alyssa
Streit, daughter of Dr. Barry and
Mrs. Phyllis Streit, was
celebrated on March 26 at Temple
Beth Am in Margate
The Bar Mitzvah of Evan Rosa,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Rosa,
will be celebrated at Temple Beth
Ahm on Saturday, April 16.
A special Holocaust Memorial Ceremony will be held at Beth
David Cemetery, 3201 N. 72nd Avenue, Hollywood, on Sunday,
April 10, 10:30 a.m., at the foot of the monument designed by
Percy Peritz Kaye.
Apr. 8 7:21 p.m.
Apr. 15 7:24 p.m.
Apr. 22 7:28 p.m.
Apr. 29 7:31 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling
the Sabbath Lights
Blessed art Thou, 0 Lord our
G-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
Our Best for a Joyous Passover
You haven't fully celebrated Passover ...
unless you have actually tasted the bitterness of bondage, and resolved never to inflict it upon
another person's spirit or will.
You haven't fully celebrated Passover ...
unless you have felt the anguish of those whose daily fare is not much more ample than
unleavened bread, and have resolved to help alleviate their plight.
You haven't fully celebrated Passover ...
unless you take fresh delight in the glories of the nascent Spring season, and profound exulta-
tion in the redemption of our people from slavery to freedom in days past, and in our own times
in the land of Israel.
unless you have truly said "Dayenu" "Thank You, 0 Lord our God, for the blessings which
You have bestowed upon me. Even a fraction of them would excite my gratitude."
You haven't fully celebrated Passover ...
until you totally realize, like Moses, that you are obligated to resist that evil which threatens not
yourself, but others .. and that your fate is inexorably bound up with the fate of Jews
everywhere in the world.
You haven't fully celebrated Passover ...
until you realize that physical freedom is only the prerequisite to spiritual elevation, and that
even Passover itself is incomplete without Shavuot, and the giving of the torah.
You haven't fully celebrated Passover ...
until you have decided to prove yourself worthy of the suffering, the sacrifice and the courage of
your ancestors throughout the generations.
You haven't fully celebrated Passover ...
until you realize that the very telling of the Passover story in the Haggadah is an act of faith and
of commitment, and you have transmitted that faith to the generations seated around the table
with you.
You haven't fully celebrated Passover...
until every Jew, indeed every human being, lives in freedom and dignity, in a world in which na-
tion shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they yearn war anymore._____________
Florida's Judicial System
Knowing More About It
Broward County Court
It has been said that what
separates our government from
the tyrannies of the world is a fair
and impartial judiciary. Yet, out-
side of the legal profession,
relatively little is known about our
judicial system its structure,
procedures, and programs. In the
weeks ahead, this column will ad-
dress court-related topics of
widespread public interest and
concern. The articles will attempt
to answer commonly asked ques-
tions, such as: how do you file a
small claim? what can you do if
you receive a traffic ticket? what
happens to a person upon arrest?
what are your rights aa a victim of
a crime? what do you do if you are
called for jurv duty? how should
you proceed if you are subpoenaed
as a witness? Some of the many
Programs offered by the Courts
will also be described, including:
"e Defensive Driving School
Program; The Guardian Ad Litem
Program for Neglected and Abus-
ed Children; The Court Mediation
and Arbitration Program; and,
The Broward Senior Intervention
and Education Program.
The structure of the courts is
relatively straight-forward and
familiarity with it is important to
an understanding of its pro-
cedures and programs. Florida's
judicial system is organized in
tiers. The first tier is the County
Court, sometimes thought of as
"the People's Court." County
Courts handle criminal misde-
meanors, violations of country
and municipal ordinances, and
civil disputes of $5,000 or less.
Traffic violations, "small claims,"
and landlord-tenant claims are
heard in this court. Broward has
19 County Court Judges assigned
to either the central courthouse in
Fort Lauderdale or to one of the
three regional courthouses in
Hollywood, Lauderhill, or Pom-
pano Beach.
Appeals from the County Court
are reviewed by the Circuit Court.
Circuit Judges have dual respon-
sibilities, for they also try criminal
felonies and civil disputes in ex-
cess of $5,000. Broward has 42 ac-
tive Circuit Judges, divided into
four divisions: criminal; general
civil; probate; and juvenile.
Appeals from the Circuit Court
are taken to the District Court of
Appeal and from there, to the
Florida Supreme Court.
Judge Barry Seltzer received kis
law degrees (J.D.; LL.M.) from
New York University. He is a
former Assistant United States
Attorney for the Southern District
of Florida and is currently a judge
for the Broward County Court.
Arthur Pearlman, chairman of
the Florida Regional Baord of the
Anti-Defamation League and
Jerome Homer, national chairman
of development, are pleased to an-
nounce that David Rush, presi-
dent of ACR Electronics will
serve as dinner chairman of the
First Amendment Freedom
Award Dinner. The coveted
award will be presented to
Thomas P. O'Donnell, publisher,
president, and CEO of the News
Sun-Sentinel Company at a dinner
to be held on Tuesday, April 19, at
Pier 66. For more information
about the dinner, contact Barbara
Goldberg at 373-6306.
A $50,000 gift to the Thanks to
Scandinavia organization will pro-
vide scholarship assistance to
students at the New School for
Social Research. The organization
was founded to give thanks to the
Scandinavian people of Denmark,
Norway, Finland and Sweden for
their help in rescuing Jews during
the Holocaust.
The National Foundation for
Jewish Culture announced that it
will award "Community In-
itiatives in Jewish Arts and
Culture" grants, funded by its
Newman Incentive Awards Pro-
gram. In the last decade, they
have benefitted 107 communities.
The American Jewish Commit-
tee will distribute guidelines for
combatting anti-Semitism and ex-
tremism. Contained in a sixteen-
page booklet, the guidelines will
be distributed too Jewish and
Christian clergy, public and
private schools, religiously based
community centers, and communi-
ty action agencies.

Synagogue Directory
Plaza, 1447 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek 33066. Services: Daily 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m.; Fri-
day 8 p.m., Saturday 9 aa, 5 p.m. RafcM Avarea Draxin. Cantor Irrin Bell.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660), 9101 NW 57th St., Tamarac. 38321
Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a-m., 5 p.m. Late Friday service 8 p.m. Satur-
day 8:46 am Rabbi Kurt F. Stoac.
TEMPLE BETH AHM (431-5100), 9730 Stirling Road, Hollywood, 33024. Services
daily 8 a.m.; Monday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m., Sabbath morning 8:45 a.m.
Rabbi Avrshaan Kaansk. Caster Eric I lartsabssai
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8650), 7205 Royal Palm Blvd., Margate, 33063. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.,
5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.. 5 p.m. Rabbi Paal Plot* in. Rabbi Eaten tut, Dr. flelssais
GeM. Caator Irviag Grnssann.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (742-4040), 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, 33313.
Services: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.,, 5:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.. 5 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:45 a.m., 7:45 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. Rabbi Howard A. Addisoa. Cantor
MaariM A. Nea.
Blvd., Deerneld Beach, 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 a.m., and at candlelighting time. Rabbi
Joseph Laagaer. Caator Shabtal Aekenaaa.
TEMPLE B'NAI MOSHE (942-5380), 1434 SE 3rd St., Pompano Beach, 33060.
Services: Friday 8 p.m. Caator Jehadah Heilbraaa.
TEMPLE SHA'ARAY TZEDEK 741-0296), 4099 Pine Island Rd.. Sunrise. 33321
Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 6 p.m.; Late Friday service 8 p.m.; Satur-
day 8:45 a.m 5 p.m. Rabbi Raadall Koaigsbarg. Caator Barry Black. Caator
Esacritae Jack Msrrhant
TEMPLE SHOLOM (9424410), 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach. 33060. Services:
Monday through Frday 8:46 a.m., evenings: Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m.,
Friday evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Rabbi Albert Tray. Caator Nissan
Blvd., Margate, 33063. Servieee: Sunday through Friday 8:15 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Late
Friday service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m., 5:30 p.m Rabbi Nathan Zsleaaafc. Caa-
tor JeeJ Cehea.
Lauderhill, 33313. Servieee: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:46 am. Rabbi Israel Hals era.
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH (fonaerly Nartk Laaaeraalc Hebrew Cea-
gregatioa) (722-7607), 6435 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33319. Services:
Sunday to Friday at 7:46 a.m. Friday at 5 p.m.; Saturday at 8:45 a.m Charles B.
Frier. President.
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684), 4851 W. Oakland Park Blvd.,
Lauderdale Lakes, 33313. Services: Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m., 6 p.m., Friday
8 a.m., 5 p.m., Saturday 8:46 a.m., 5 p.m.
SYNAGOGUE OF INVERRARY CHABAD (748-1777), 4661 N. University Dr.,
Lauderhill, 33361. Services: Sunday through Friday 6:45 a.m, 8 a.m., 6:15 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Stady grease: Men, Baa days fellewiag services;
Woasea, Taesdays S e.m. Rabbi Area I libsnaaa
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEERFIELD BEACH (421-1367), 1880 W. Hillsboro Blvd.,
DeerfieW Beach, SS441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. and sundown.
Saturday 8:46 a.m and sundown. Jusah M. Reiser, Prsslasat.
Stirling Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 33312. Services: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.,
and sundown; Saturday, 9 a.m., sundown; Sunday 8 a.m., sundown. Rabbi Edward
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID 726-3688), 8575 W. McNab Rd., Tamarac,
33321. Services: Daily 8 a.m.; mincha 6 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Rab-
bi Chain Schneider. Ceagregatiea pnsisil: Herman Fleischer.
RAMAT SHALOM (472-3600), 11301 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 88826. Ser-
vices: Friday, 8:16 p.m.; Saturday. 10 a.m. Rabbi Elliot Skidds!!. Caator Bella
TEMPLE BAT YAM (9284410), 5151 NE 14th Ter., Ft Lauderdale. 33334
vice: Weekly on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. Rabbi Lewie Uttsena.

TEMPLE BET TIKVAH (741-8088). 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd., St*.
Sunrise, 88361. Services: Friday 8 p.m. Rabbi Dennis Wsld.
TEMPLE BETH ORR (7683282), 2161 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs. 33066. Ser-
vices: Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. Rabbi Mark W. Grass.
Msnorah Chapels, 2305 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerneld Beach, 33441, Friday 8 p.m.
Rabbi Nathan H. Fish. Caator Harris Lsvksssa.
TEMPLE EMANU-BL (731-2810), 3246 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes,
33311. Osrrkss: Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or celebration of Bar
Bat Mitzvah. Rabbi Jeffrey Bailee. Caator Rita Shan.
TEMPLE KOL AMI (472-1988), 8200 Peters Rd., Plantation, 88324. Services: Fri-
day 8:16 p.m., Saturday 10-30 a.m. Rabbi Sbsldsa J. Harr. Caator Frank
day night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 8960 Coconut
Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, 33066. Rabbi Brace S. Wsrsbal. Cantor Jaceb

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uncil of South Florida \*J particularly sensitive to changing for the frail, elderly partial
Aliyah Council
Morris Futernick, President
Bunny Goldstein, Coordinator
The Aliyah Council of South
Florida promotes and develops
community awareness and
understanding of the concept of
aliyah (moving to Israel). This
agency also provides
encouragement, financial support
and moral support to individuals
and families who are planning to
emigrate to Israel as to those
people from Florida who are
already living in Israel.
4200 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL SS1S7
576-4000 (Dads)
467-7490 (Broward)
B'nai B'rith Youth
Alma Hofstadter, President ofN.
DadelBrowardlPalm Beach
Adult Board
Steven M. Klein, Florida
Regional Director
Jerome M. Kiewe, Assistant
Regional Director
Richard Kessler, Program
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization (BBYO) is an
international Jewish youth
organization available to all
Jewish teenagers, ages 14-18,
BBYO helps young Jewish people
achieve personal growth
capacities so that they may lead
personally satisfying and socially
useful lives in the Jewish
community and in the larger
community of which they are a
650/ W. Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL 3S31S
Central Agency for Jewish
Education (CAJE)
Nan Rich, President
Gene Greenzweig, Executive
Dr. Abraham J. Gittelson,
Associate Director, Director of
North Broward
Sharon S. Horowitz,
Administrator, Judaica High
Helen Weisberg, Administrator,
North Broward Midrasha
The Central Agency for Jewish
Education (CAJE) continues to
serve as South Florida's major
communal agency in the field of
Jewish education. Amongst the
priorities of CAJE is the
continuation of Jewish education
beyond Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the
licensing of Hebrew and Early
Childhood teachers, and the
expansion of the Teacher
Resource Center housing books,
video equipment, and a multitude
of material to be used by day
school or synagogue teachers.
8358 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33351
Coral Springs Area Coalition of
Jewish Organizations
Stan Kane, President
The Coral Springs Coalition
was founded in 1980 by a group
of concerned Jewish citizens of
Coral Springs. All major Jewish
organizations are represented on
the Coalition. The purpose of the
organization is to identify
religious, cultural, educational
and social needs of the
community. Annual events
sponsored by the Coalition
include the "Chanukah-Festival
of Freedom" program and the
"Our Town" Festival, which
disseminates information
regarding Judaism to the local
P.O. Box 89t3
Coral Springs, FL 33065
David Posnack Hebrew Dav
Dr. Marc Schwartz, President
Fran Merenstein, Director
Tema Friedman, Assistant
The David Posnack Hebrew
Day School offers a full
3950 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
Local Office:
8358 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33351
particularly sensitive to changing
lifestyles, including divorced or
separated individuals, single
parent families, the remarried
family, isolated persons and
unmarried couples. JFS offers
counseling services for the entire
family, an enrichment program
including education, support and
prevention, an adoption and
Greater Fort Lauderdale-
The Community That Works
Local Agencies and Service*
Aliyah Council of South Florida
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization
Central Agency for Jewish Education
Chaplaincy Commission
Community Relations Committee
Coral Springs Coalition
David Posnack Hebrew Day School
Elder care Committee
Florida Government Affairs Program
Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies
High School in Israel
Hillel Foundations of Florida
Jewish Family Service of Broward County
Jewish Floridian Newspaper
Judaica High School Israel Summer Program
Judaica High School Teacher Resource Center
Kosher Nutrition Program
Scheck Hillel Community Jewish High School
Soref Jewish Community Center
Volunteers for Israel
Young Leadership
Non-Local Agencies and Services
American Academic Assoc. for
Peace in the Middle East
American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust
American Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc.
B'nai B'rith Youth Services
Coalition for Alternatives in Jewish Education
(Special Grant)
Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute
of Religion
Jewish Education Service
of North America, Inc.
Jewish Labor Committee
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.
Joint Cultural Appeal
Includes American Academy for Jewish
Research, American Jewish Historical
Society, Leo Baeck Institute, Children of
Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Congress for
Jewish Culture Histadruth Ivrith of America,
Jewish Publication Society of America,
National Foundation for Jewish Culture
Yivo-Institute for Jewish Research)
National Hillel Foundation
National Conference on Soviet Jewry
National Jewish Center for Learning
and Leadership
National Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council (NJCRAC)
North American Jewish Students Appeal
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Synagogue Council of America
Yeshiva University
United Jewish Appeal
Joint Distribution Committee
New York Assoc. for New Americans
United Israel Appeal
World ORT Union
curriculum of Judaic and general
studies in a brand new state-of-
the-art facility located on the
Soref Jewish Community Center,
Perlman Campus. Founded in
1974 by a group of concerned
parents seeking a superior
general studies and Judaic
education, the Day School gives
instruction to over 200 children
ages three through middle school
age. Offered is a curriculum of
Judaic experiences and Hebrew
language designed to create a
generation of informed,
intelligent citizens cognizant of
their Jewish heritage.
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33313
(Alexander Muss) High School
in Israel
Jeff Lefcourt, President
Dr. Morris A. Kippur,
International Director
Marion R. Merzer, Director of
Admissions, North Broward
The Alexander Muss High
School in Israel is an accredited
eight-week intensive study
program using an
interdisciplinary curriculum
designed to thoroughly acquaint
students with Israel. The
program strives to provide high
school youth, with a "permanent
Jewish identity." The program
uses a chronological historical
perspective, beginning with the
Biblical period and ending with
the modern Middle East. The
Jewish Federation provides
financial assistance for students
from Fort Lauderdale.
Hillel Foundations of Florida
Carole Romer, President
Richard K. Goldstein, State
Hillel Foundations of Florida is
a consortium of 15 Jewish
Federations serving Florida
campuses outside of Dade
County. The staff, composed of
rabbis and social workers,
provides High Holy Day services,
Shabbat services and dinners,
personal counseling, Israel-
oriented programs, social action
activities and a wide variety of
cultural, social and athletic
programs. Hillel welcomes all
Jewish students regardless of
their affiliation or religious
commitment. Hillel serves as the
voice of the Jewish community
on campus and as the Jewish
resource center for students and
faculty. Currently there are
major Hillel units operating at
the University of Florida, Florida
State University, the University
of South Florida and in the
Broward/Palm Beach County
1100 Stanford Dr.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County
Dr. David Sachs, President
Sherwin Rosenstein, Executive
The Jewish Family Service
(JFS) works to strengthen
Jewish family and promote the
emotional and social well-being
of people of all ages. JFS is
foster care program, financial
assistance program, an
information and referral service
and a Medicare information
Hollywood Office:
4517 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL SSOil
Ft. Lauderdale Office:
8358 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33351
Coral Springs Office:
1801 University Dr.
Ste 204
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Kosher Nutrition Program
The Gathering Place
Irving Libowsky Chairman
Sandra Brettler, Director,
Senior Services
Sandra Friedland, Coordinator,
Senior Services
Bonnie Krauss, Program
Director, The Gathering Place
The Kosher Nutrition Program
offers hot kosher lunches,
Monday through Friday for
residents of Broward County, 60
years and over, at two sites. The
program includes companionship,
transportation, limited activities
and special entertainment.
The Gathering Place is a
separate program, but its
participants take part in the
daily hot kosher meals. The
programs at the Gathering Place
are rich and varied including
activities which provide both
mental and physical stimulation
for the frail, elderly participants.
These include discussion groups,
music, singing, exercise,
intergenerational programs and
much more.
Kosher Nutrition! JCC Site
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33313
Kosher Nutrition/'Louderhill
1S39 N. State Road 7
Lauderhill, FL 33313
The Gathering Place
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33313
Samuel and Helene Soref
Jewish Community Center,
Perlman Campus
David Schulman, President
Phil Cofman, Executive Director
The Jewish Community Center
provides opportunities for Jews
of all ages to gather for the
satisfaction of a wide variety of
needs and interests. From pre-
school programs to services and
activities for senior adults, the
JCC serves as a vital community
The Samuel and Helene Soref
JCC, Perlman Campus, provides
a communal meeting place where
people participate in activities
designed to enhance personal
growth and intensify Jewish
identity and commitment.
Heading the list of JCC
programs are: The WECARE
Volunteer program, which helps
those in need; the JCC
Association for the Deaf; and
JCC's thrift shop, Le Browse.
The JCC also boasts a successful
campaign program.
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33313
Samuel Scheck
Hillel Community Jewish High
Michael Scheck, President
Rabbi Menachem Raab, Dean
Dr. Jerome Levy, Principal
Marshall Baltuck, Executive
The Hillel Community Jewish
High School has provided quality
courses in Judaic and general
studies for students in grades
9-12. A special curriculum caters
to students with little or no
Jewish education. The school's
curriculum features experienced
and qualified staff in both the
Judaic studies and general
studies program.
19000 NE 25th Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL 33180
931-2831 (Dade)
524-8688 (Broward)
Volunteers for Israel
Benjamin Dinkes, Coordinator
Florida Region
Volunteers for Israel provides
the State of Israel with volunteer
civilian manpower from Jewish
communities in the Diaspora.
This eases the burden for the
overtaxed Israeli reservist and
helps to strengthen Israel's
economy by keeping a worker in
a job he would otherwise have to
leave vacant during his time as
an active reservist. Volunteers
for Israel also provides a link
between Israel and the Jews in
the Diaspora.
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33313
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