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Volume 17 Number 16
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, July 1, 1988
Price: 35 cents
Providing A Vital Community Resource and Meeting Place ...
Soref JCC Perlman Campus in Plantation
The importance of the
Jewish Federation/United
Jewish Appeal campaign is
best illustrated in the
"Family of Federation"
agencies and beneficiaries,
and at the top of the list is
our own North Broward
County communal meeting
place and facility, the Soref
Jewish Community Center,
Perlman Family Campus in
Recently elected as the
new president along with
nine other officers and 38
board members was a newly
installed member of the '88-
1989 Jewish Federation
board of directors, Dr.
James Phillips.
Since the role of the JCC
is so vital in the growth and
strengthening of our
community, the FLOR-
IDIAN recently conducted
an exclusive interview with
Dr. Phillips about his ideas
concerning future plans and
What trends do you see
The involvement of many
more people in the activities
offered by the Center.
Do you think the
Broward's Jewish popula-
tion will continue to grow
as it has in the past?
The Jewish press has
been full of information
According to the Ira
Sheskin study for the Univ-
ersity of Miami Palm
Beach, Broward and Dade
counties combined have the
largest concentration of
Jewish population in the
country next to New York.
And Broward County has
more Jews today than
Dade! We have a lot of
people we can serve at the
JCC. They say 8,000 Jewish
people move into Broward
every year.
What specific goals do
you see for the Center in
the coming years?
I'd like to look into the
future and see a new
Administration Building
and a complete Health and
P.E. Facility.
How do you propose to
accomplish this?
We've got to continue our
pattern of expansion and
seek new membership.
Right now with the co-
sponsorship of Federation
we have the use of Federa-
tion's Coral Springs facility
with more programs and
JCC has a new branch of its
famous Early Childhood
School in Temple Bat Yam
out east near the ocean.
Continued on Page 2
"SUPER SUNDAY" Federation/UJA phon-a-thon, chaired
by Jim and Ava Phillips, just one of the countless community-
wide events held at the Soref JCC, Perlman Family Campus.
Barbara Wiener to Chair 1989 UJA Campaign
"A woman for all seasons
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall,
for when it comes to helping
her brethren in need, Barbara
K. Wiener spends 365 days a
year providing her commit-
ment, dedication, and heartfelt
generosity as a major part of
her day-to-day activities in her
philanthropic leadership
This was the message of
Federation president Harold
L. Oshry who announced the
appointment of the East Fort
Lauderdale resident as the
newly named general
chairman for the 1988-'89
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale/United
Jewish Appeal campaign.
Wiener, who recently was
elected as Federation's execu-
tive vice president, will
provide the special expertise
and organizational skills she
possesses to help raise the
urgently needed funds neces-
sary to support the vital work
accomplished through social
service, welfare and humani-
tarian programs in North
Broward County, in Israel,
and 34 other lands.
No stranger in the field of
philanthropy, she has held key
positions in the Jewish
community's central organiza-
tion and major philanthropy
since coming to South Florida
seven years ago. As this year's
Major Gifts chair of the UJA
Oceanside Division campaign,
she was responsible in helping
to accomplish some $1.5
million and reaching a record
number of new prospects. In
her role as chairman of the
Missions and Community Rela-
tions Committees, she was
instrumental in bringing about
an awareness of Federation
through innovative program-
ming and a strengthening of
ideas and concepts in the
community and urging the
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Barbara Wiener
support of Israel's brave
people. As event chair, her
thoroughness and concise
planning resulted in the
successful March campaign
closing featuring Nobel Laur-
eate Elie Wiesel.
Among her other responsib-
ilities have been the regional
UJA and Federation Women's
Division Mission chair,
Women's Division board
member, past vice president
and campaign chairman.
She currently serves as the
Federation's Jewish Agency
Assembly committee chair and
delegate and has a firsthand
knowledge and insight into the
current Mideast crisis and
Israel's day-to-day operation,
as well as a number of commit-
tees including administrative,
executive and budget alloca-
On a national level, Wiener
has served in a number of
capacities with the UJA in
Young Women's Leadership
and Women's Division. Among
her committee affiliations
have been the campaign policy,
missions, allocations, Project
Renewal, and as a trainer for
Operation Upgrade.
In the Council of Jewish
Federations, she is a past
member of Leadership Deve-
lopment, Large City
Budgeting and Energy
Conservation committees, and
was the Women's Division
year round delegate.
Other agencies include the
Board of HIAS, National
Jewish Student Appeal,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
and American Jewish
Congress, and is also a
member of AIPAC National
Council, NJCRAC Executive
Committee and the United
Israel Appeal Board.
In her native Milwaukee, she
held a number of posts ranging
from the Federation board and
Women's Division board
through campaign area chair-
menships and advisor leader-
ship committees.
Continued on Page 2
World Nw*
judge panel of the Alberta
Court of Appeals struck
down the 1985 conviction of
Jim Keegstra, who was
fined $5,000 for violating
Canada's anti-hate legisla-
tion. The Alberta attorney
general is studying the
judgment to determine
whether to appeal it to the
Canadian Supreme Court.
In The Spotlight Profile on North Broward Areas
The Woodlands Country Club Community
The Flagship of Federa-
tion/UJA 300 sprawling
acres of beautifully-kept
grounds enhancing strate-
gically placed one square
mile of single family resi-
dences the homes of one
of South Florida's and
North Broward County's
most renowned and
philanthropic group, the
men and women of the
Woodlands Country Club
Boasting some 1,000
contributors, Woodlands
has once again reached the
record heights in heartfelt
giving, when they
announced an outstanding
total of $1.5 million for the
Jewish community's major
philanthropy, an increase
of 20 percent from '87 and
more than 21 percent of
the overall campaign.
According to Wood-
land's Division campaign
chairman Marvin Stein, a
Club past president,
"Since the establishment
of Federation, Woodlands
has been a leader in North
Broward County's major
central organization,
standing at the forefront
in helping our brethren in
need. We encourage all of
our members to support
the Federation/UJA, as
well as other Jewish orga-
nizations and educational
fund-raising programs.
Once again, the Club will
be the site of the UJA
Major Gifts Dinner on
December 8th, in addition
to hosting other functions
such as ADL and State of
Israel Bonds. We are
indeed honored to be a
part of this magnificent
undertaking for our
people, and will continue
to strive for profound gifts
for the regular campaign
and the Project Renewal
sister city of Kfar Saba in
Israel." Stein will again
assume the chairmanship
of the Woodlands Division
campaign for '88-1989 and
is working diligently in
organizing and planning
for the coming months.
And when it comes to
community executive and
organization leadership,
one only has to see the
letterheads of the Jewish
Federation and the Feder-
ation/UJA campaign.
Names such as Federa-
tion officers Harold L.
Oshry, president; Sol
Schulman, secretary;
Gladys Daren, Treasurer;
Leo Goodman and Jean
Shapiro, past presidents;
as well as some 16 board,

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, July 1, 1988
Soref JCC Perlman Campus
Continued from Page 1
How can we work best
with Federation?
We need continued inter-
action between Federation
and JCC people in informal
situations such as Feder-
ation missions joint
committees programs.
What do yon consider
important accomplish-
ments for JCC during the
past 10 years?
The establishment of
socially-oriented programs -
answering the needs of the
community. I'm especially
proud of the Passover
Seder we had at the Center
for so many of our elderly
And it goes without
saying our pre-school has
achieved fame, capacity
enrollment and a brand new
building our Day Camp is
making 600 kids happy this
We've got three strong
leagues going softball,
volleyball, baseball and as
a result of our highly orig-
inal social programming I
see a lot of interest devel-
oping among our young
How did yon first
connect with JCC?
We'd heard that a new
pre-school had been started
at the Center. Both of our
boys went there, loved it
and are now graduates,
Nathan two years ago
Matthew just this month.
Both of them are enrolled
Dr. Jin Phillips
now on campus in
Hebrew Day School.
We know that the
Jewish people in Canada
Jive a lot of support to
udaic causes. Were you
involved with many organ-
izations in Montreal?
Definitely, I worked regu-
larly for the "Y" After-
School program, NSCY and
Camp Raman.
An MD specializing in
Family Practice in the Palm
Beach area, Dr. Phillips and
his wife Ava of Plantation
are natives of Montreal who
settled in South Florida 10
years ago. In addition to his
long record of service on
numerous JCC Committees,
the doctor has also contri-
buted his expertise and
more hours of nis time this
past year. The doctor and
his wife Ava served as
chairs of Federation's
Super Sunday this past
January, held for the first
time at the Soref JCC,
Perlman Family Campus.
Dr. Phillips makes it
perfectly clear He cordi-
ally invites all members of
the community to make a
house call to the JCC.
"You'll find something for
yourselves, your children,
your parents even your
single friends" he says!
The JCC is a major bene-
ficiary agency of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale, receiving funds
from the annual United
Jewish Appeal campaign.
Barbara Wiener
Continued from Page 1
Her honors too numerous to
list include the National UJA
Golda Meir, BBYO Tree of
Life and the Milwaukee Feder-
ation Young Leadership
Awards, among others.
A graduate of the University
of Wisconsin, Wiener has
served as president and CEO
for the Shadur Box Company,
Inc., and has extensive back-
ground as a business/
marketing consultant.
A member of Temple Bat
Yam in Fort Lauderdale, she is
the proud mother of two
daughters, Allison Beth and
Wendy Sue.
Young Business
and Professionals
"Party in the Park"
July 10
The Young Business and
Professional Division of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale invites you to a
"Party in the Park" on Sunday,
July 10, starting at 11 a.m. at TY
Park, 3300 Sheridan Street,
Young singles and couples are
invited to come out for all the
festivities, including organized
games and tempting food.
The cookout begins at 2 p.m.
Admission is $10 in advance or
$15 on the day of the party.
Dan Kane, co-chair of the
special programs subcommittee
related, "Last year 135 people
turned out for this event and
averyone enjoyed themselves
Decause they got involved in the
YBP welcomes singles and
ouples in their 20's and 30's to all
3f their events.
Make your reservations now for
the after Fourth of July event.
For more information, call Mimi
at the Federation, 748-8400.
Reservations and checks (made
payable to the Jewish Federation)
should be mailed to the Federa-
tion office.
Freedom For Syrian Jewry
- Background
UJA Communications/Public Relations Department
The plight of Jews remaining in Arab countries is increasingly
concerning the American Jewish community.
In Syria, which had a Jewish population of 15,000 in 1948,
approximately 4,000 Jews remain in Damascus, Aleppo and
Qamishili. The Syrian government has consistently refused to
allow its Jewish citizens to emigrate. Many have found ways to
escape; those who remain are primarily the elderly and the single
Until 1976, no Jew was allowed to leave the country, sell
property, be employed by the government or banks, or to have a
telephone and driver's license. There were numerous reports of
torture and murder of Jews trying to flee the country. The state
confiscated the property of those who escaped.
In an apparent effort to improve its image, the Syrian
government lifted some of its restrictions against the Jewish
community in 1976. However, emigration is still illegal and
identity papers are still stamped with the term Musawi, identif-
ying the bearer as a Jew. The Syrian secret police closely watch
the Jewish community, thus discouraging contact with news
reporters or representatives of foreign governments. While
travel between cities is allowed, Jews must sign out before
leaving one city and report to police on arriving at their
destination. Before permission is granted for travel abroad for
tourist visits or health reasons, Jews must post a large monetary
bond with the government and leave close family members behind
as hostages to ensure their return.
In 1977, after months of negotiations between high-level U.S.
and Syrian officials, Syrian President Assad permitted 12 Jewish
women to migrate to the U.S., where Congressman Stephen J.
Solarz had arranged proxy marriages with men from New York's
Syrian Jewish community. While Solarz had hoped that the
Syrian government would permit all the single Jewish women to
emigrate under similar agreements, Assad reversed his decision
and refused to release any additional Jews.
Syrian Jews who escaped in recent years confirmed reports
that Jews have been arrested and tortured. Rapes and murders in
the Jewish ghettos have also been carried out by unknown
Although Syrian Jews today have a relatively good standard of
living and are free to practice their religion, Solarz said that "the
future of the community remains a precarious one, subject to the
whims of the Syrian government. While there are no current
indications of a return to the more oppressive policies of the past,
that possibility cannot be precluded in the future, either under the
present or a successor regime. And Syrian Jews must always live
with the fear of violent attack against which they are powerless to
In addition to Syria, the uncertain and sensitive status of Jews
remaining in Yemen (600) and Iraq (300) must also concern the
world Jewish community.
In The Spotlight -
Profile on North Broward Areas
The Woodlands
Country Club Community
Continued from Page 1
life and advisory
committee members.
And this year, Morris
Small, General Campaign
co-chairman; Gerald and
Lorraine William, Major
Gifts Dinner co-chairmen;
Claire Oshry, Women's
Division Campaign co-
chairman; included in the
hundreds of the campaign
corps of volunteers.
In an exclusive inter-
view with some of the
Woodland Club officers,
the FLORIDIAN learned
that some new and innova-
tive changes were made.
Club president Jack
Liberman indicated "that
for the first time since
Woodlands was purchased
in 1973, the membership
which now stands at 658,
will be increased to 700 to
accommodate potential
new interested members
who do not have to reside
on the premises." He cited
the wonders of Woodlands
two beautiful champion-
ship caliber golf courses
and eight tennis courts in
magnificent condition, a
dining room with excellent
food and service that
socially finds on any given
Saturday evening, some
300 couples tripping the
light fantastic, and an
easily accessible location.
First vice president Sid
Pachter stressed that, "It
is important to note that
this change of non-
resident members is a
culmination of a three-
year intensive program
which brought about a
recent provision in the by-
laws that allow us to seek
irounger members in a
united number."
"We are a private
country club, therefore,
we are able to open our
membership rolls,"
emphasized past president
Leonard Schub, who told
of the desire to reach
younger potential
members, and said,
"Woodlands is like a Shan-
grila, young thinking,
young performing, and
young acting guys and
gals (albeit they range in
age from early 50 s to
early 90's).
Other club officers
include Gerald William,
2nd vice president; Leo
Kaplan, secretary/
publicity chair; and Sid
Spewak, treasurer. Sol
Schulman is chairman of
admissions and Morris
Small is the co-chairman.
The Woodlands Country
Club, one of the most
progressive communities
in the city of Tamarac,
located south of Commer-
cial Boulevard and west of
Rock Island Road, repre-
sents one of the finest in
North Broward County
Jewry an accolade they
are indeed proud of!_____
Woodlands Club of Champions include, fron left, Sid Pachter, 1st
vice president; Marvin Stein, Federation UJA Division
chairman and club past president; Leonard Shub, past president;
and president Jack Liberman.
Federation Offices
Closed for Holiday
The Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale/UJA
campaign offices, Central Agency for Jewish Education, and the
Jewish Family Service of North Broward, 8358 W. Oakland Park
Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, will be closed for Independence Day,
Monday, July 4. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, July 5.
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Friday, July 1, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
Interpreting Events
in the
Administered Territories
The following background
paper for interpreting events in
the Administered Territories and
the Middle East Peace Process was
developed on the basis of discus-
sions in the Israel Task Force oj
the National Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council
(NJCRAC) which is a beneficiary
agency of Federation.
I. Introduction The nature
and extent of disagreements
within the American Jewish
community and in Israel over the
events in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip and over the peace process
have been misunderstood and
misinterpreted. These disagree-
ments, which often are high-
lighted by the media, have tended
to obscure wide areas of agree-
ment that exist on fundamental
II. Agreement on Fundamental
Issues Labor and Likud and an
overwhelming majority of Israelis
and American Jews support the
following positions:
a political settlement between
Israel and the Arabs must be the
result of direct, face-to-face, bilat-
eral negotiations that commence
without pre-conditions;
there should be no inde-
pendent Palestinian state west of
the Jordan river;
the PLO is not a legitimate
partner for negotiations;
Israel must have secure and
defensible borders and, therefore,
there can be no return to Israel's
pre-1967 borders;
Israel's security needs along
the Jordan River must be assured;
Jerusalem should remain
Israel's undivided capital.
The American Jewish
community also agrees that
American involvement in the
peace process is a welcome devel-
opment and that continued Amer-
ican support for Israel political,
economic, and military is an
essential ingredient of American
foreign policy.
There is agreement, both in
Israel and among American Jews,
that the issues underlying the
turmoil in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip can only be resolved
through a political settlement
between the parties to this
III. Violence in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip With respect to
the continuing violence in the
territories, American Jews, and
Israelis as well, were disturbed by
the use of excessive force in some
situations by the Israeli Defense
Forces in quelling the distur-
bances. The top leadership of the
IDF openly reflected these
There also is wide recognition of
Israel's responsibility to restore
order to the West Bank and Gaza
Strip, and to assure the peaceful
administration of daily affairs
until a political settlement is
achieved. While there are differ-
ences in Israel between Labor and
Likud on aspects of the peace
process, these two political parties
are united on the manner in which
the IDF is attempting to restore
order to the territories.
Every day for over four months,
Israeli soldiers, most of whom are
still in their teens or civilians
doing their service in the
Reserves, have been confronted
with sustained and widespread
violence, which, in addition to
rocks and slingshots, has included
the use of Molotov cocktails,
gasoline bombs and knives.
Though it has not been widely
reported, hundreds of Israeli
soldiers and civilians have
sustained iniuries, many of them
serious, and there have been at
least two Israeli deaths. Israel,
reflecting its democratic value
system, has been taking meas-
ures, including military trials and
other means, in an effort to
correct departures from its long-
standing policy of restraint in the
use of force (the doctrine of tohar
neshek, "purity of arms"). Israel
continues to struggle with the
dilemma of developing effective
responses to end the violence
while avoiding excessive force,
particularly individual acts of
Efforts to restore order in the
face of the violence engaged in by
the Palestinian terrorists has led
to the deaths of Palestinians.
Tragic as is any death, Israel's
response has been measured in
the light of the intensity and
duration of the violence directed
against Israeli soldiers. Else-
where in the Middle East, violence
of the kind perpetrated by the
Palestinians has been controlled
almost instantly with brutal meas-
ures that virtually disregard the
resultant loss of life. Such
approaches are abhorrent to
While there has been an im-
provement in the standard of
living for Palestinians in the terri-
tories (not withstanding efforts by
the PLO and the Arab states to
block Israel's attempts to alleviate
the suffering of those in refugee
camps), Israelis and American
Jews recognize that material well-
being will not alone be responsive
to Palestinian aspirations. Those
aspirations include a desire for
self-fulfillment as a people which
must be reconciled with Israel's
security requirements. The PLO,
Islamic fundamentalists and other
extremists who continue to seek
the elimination of Israel as a
Jewish state clearly cannot be
partners in any process that seeks
to achieve a political settlement,
as Secretary of State George
Shultz indicated again during his
most recent visit to the Middle
IV. The Peace Process Two
positions have come to dominate
the national debate of the Israeli
body politic, as reflected by the
Labor and Likud parties, with
peace process and Israel's future
relationship to the Administered
Territories. Reasonable and
persuasive arguments can be
raised on either side. There are no
easy or certain answers.
International Conference
Both Prime Minister Shamir and
Foreign Minister Peres agree that
all substantive issues between
Israel and the Arabs must be
resolved in direct, face-to-face
bilateral negotiations. The Israeli
leaders also agree that negotia-
tions with the Arabs must be
conducted in the absence of
pressures from third party coun-
However, a vigorous debate has
Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale
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Organic chemistry professor
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tion in Israel.
emerged within Israel regarding
the modalities of negotiation,
namely whether or not Israel
should agree to an international
conference, with the participation
of the five permanent members of
the United Nations Security
Council, as a means to bring about
direct talks.
Labor, under the leadership of
Shimon Peres, has accepted an
international conference, with no
authority to veto or impose a
settlement, as a means of bringing
Jordan's King Hussein to the
negotiating table. Mr. Peres
proposed that it should serve only
as a convening body which would
then lead immediately to direct,
bilateral negotiations. (King
Hussein claims he needs an inter-
national "umbrella" to resist the
pressures placed upon him by
Syria and the PLO). Even though
he does not believe the interna-
tional conference is an ideal
framework for resolving bilateral
issues between Israel and the
Arabs, Mr. Peres believes that the
establishment of a negotiating
framework acceptable to key
Arab leaders, particularly King
Hussein, is the only realistic
means for achieving direct negoti-
ations. Other important parties,
including the Palestinians, the
Soviet Union, and even King
Hussein, have thus far rejected
the kind of non-authoritative
international conference envi-
saged by Mr. Peres or by
Secretary Shultz as part of the
American peace initiative.
Likud, under the leadership of
Yitzhak Shamir, has expressed
strong reservations about an
international conference, even
one that lacks plenipotentiary
powers. Prime Minister Shamir
has argued that a conference with
the United States, the Soviet
Union, China, France and Great
Britain would immediately place
Israel in an unbalanced ana disad-
vantageous situation. The Soviet
Union and China, which have no
diplomatic relations with Israel,
have been openly and consistently
hostile toward Israel. Mr. Shamir
has warned that Israel would risk
isolation in the international
arena more severe than it faces
today if it rejected what these
participants, including Great
Britain and France, regarded as a
fair settlement. At the same time,
the Prime Minister did accept an
American proposal to meet with
King Hussein under the auspices
of the United States and the
Soviet Union during the Wash-
ington Summit in December 1987,
but that proposal was summarily
rejected by King Hussein. During
his recent visit to the United
States, Mr. Shamir reiterated his
readiness to meet with King
Hussein during the recent U.S.-
Soviet Summit
The Prime Minister further
contends that direct talks with
King Hussein and Palestinian
representatives are a necessary
affirmation of their recognition of
Israel's right to exist, as well as
the fulfillment of the Camp David
Accords. The key to opening the
door to the Egyptian-Israel peace
treaty was Anwar Sadat's
announcing in a speech to the
Egyptian parliament his readiness
to meet face-to-face with Israeli
leaders. The Camp David
Accords, signed by Israel, Egypt
and the U.S., spell out the
framework for direct negotia-
tions. They do not call for an
international conference.
In the final analysis, the issue
revolves around an assessment of
where the greatest risk for Israel
lies. Labor perceives the dangers
of the status quo as so serious, it is
willing to assume the risks of an
international conference if that
will break the present impasse
and lead to negotiations. Likud
views the dangers attendant to an
international conference as
outweighing the risks of main-
taining the status quo until Arab
leaders are prepared to enter
direct, face-to-face bilateral nego-
U.N. Security Council Resolu-
tion tU2 There are profound
differences between Labor and
Likud about exchanging land for
peace and, more specifically, the
meaning of U.N. Resolution 242
which calls for "withdrawal of
Israel armed forces from terri-
tories" occupied in the 1967 war.
Labor, which led all Israeli
governments until 1977, inter-
preted Resolution 242 to require
Israeli withdrawal from some
territory on all three fronts (Sinai-
Gaza/West Bank/Golan). Labor is
deeply concerned that the growth
rate of the Arab population inevit-
ably will force Israel to choose
between maintaining the Jewish
character of the state or its demo-
cratic form of government. Thus,
Labor has accepted the principle
of territorial withdrawal in order
to avoid having to make this into-
lerable choice. It also is concerned
about the demoralizing influence
on young Israeli soldiers who are
required to maintain order in the
Likud has rejected an interpret-
ation of Resolution 242 that
requires any further withdrawal
from the territories occupied in
1967 and did so also prior to its
assuming leadership of the Israeli
government in 1977. Prime
[inister Shamir asserts that the
requirement for territorial with-
drawal has been fulfilled by
Israel's evacuation of the Sinai.
He contends that Arab sover-
eignty over any part of the West
Bank and Gaza Strip would pose
an unacceptable security threat to
Israel. He also maintains, in
company with many legal scholars
and historians, that Israel has at
least as legitimate a claim to
Judea and Samaria as do the
Nevertheless, Likud as well as
Labor agree that when direct
negotiations take place, all of
these issues will be addressed, and
hopefully, resolved. That is the
purpose of direct negotiations.
Arab Intransigence Roadblock
to Peace Labor and Likud agree
that the greatest risk to Israel is
represented by the PLO and other
extremists in the Arab world who
continue to demonstrate, in word
and action, opposition to the very
existence of a Jewish state in the
Middle East. They recognize, as
does the overwhelming majority
of American Jews, that the real
obstacle to peace has been Arab
intransigence for the last forty
The recent violence in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip has shifted
world attention to the question of
Palestinian aspirations. But no
Palestinian leaders, in or outside
the territories, have stepped
forward to engage in negotiations
with Israel to end the conflict.
Instead, they have invoked
slogans calling for withdrawal not
only from the West Bank and
Gaza Strip but from all of Israel.
Tragically, once again, the Pales-
tinians are missing an opportunity
to come to the negotiating table to
achieve a political settlement with
Full agreement may be lacking
in Israel on all procedural and
substantive questions relating to
the peace process. But that should
not obscure the heartfelt longing
of the Israelis for peace and a
willingness to make sacrifices to
achieve peace, as Israel amply
demonstrated during and
following President Sadat's
historic journey to Jerusalem.
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Focus, Viewpoints, Opinions, and Commentaries
Tee reflect the opauon of Im Jews* Federation of Greater Pott Laaderdale
Failure of Nerve
Why did more than a few American Jews find themselves
awash in anguish the self-description of choice at
Israel's forceful, unavoidable responses to the Palestinian Arab
uprising? Why did activists that catch-all, say-nothing word
celebrities and even some leaders of mainstream organizations
feel compelled to beat their breasts in public?
Ruth Wisse, McGill University professor of Yiddish literature,
may know. In the May issue of Commentary she analyzes "Israel
and the Intellectuals: A Failure of Nerve?"
Wisse notes some historic coolness to Jewish nationalism and
hence to Israel from unaffiliated intellectuals on the left. There
is also the gradual shedding of Jewish concerns by ordinary Jews
busy with assimilation.
But more important was "the unpleasant truth that a Jewish
country under siege puts great pressure on other Jews to protect
it, pressure that marginal Jews resent and that even some
affiliated Jews regret when it interferes with their comfort and
their pleasure. In a significant measure Jewish feelings about
Israel take their bearings not from any actions the country may
be involved in but from its perceived standing in American
opinon, and especially in American liberal opinion.
"The real issue is not the right of Jews to criticize Israel, which
no one has the authority to deny, but the possible consequences of
such criticism There is not a Jew in America who does not
know and understand at some level of his consciousness the
stakes of this (Arab-Israeli) conflict; the myth of dissent, a
diversionary issue if ever there was one, serves to obscure this
knowledge from consciousness.
"Arab aggression against Israel scored its first decisive strike
when it discredited the right of the Jews to a national homeland
within the walls of the very institution that had confirmed that
right in 1947. United National Resolution 3379 (passed by the
General Assembly in 1975), declaring Zionism a form of racism,
proclaimed the Jews to be a pariah people, as the Germans had
done several decades earlier this time, in full view of the world.
The passage of that resolution affirmed not only the enduring
strength of Arab hostility to the Jews, but the inability or
unwillingness of the international community to counteract the
Arab threat.
"The Jewish targets of this moral assault were defeated the
minute they agreed to make Israel's 'occupation' of the territories
won in 1967 the main subject of Arab-Israeli contention. For the
Arab rejectionists, the West Bank of the Jordan and the Gaza
Strip remain only tactical points in the war that is waged on Israel
as a whole.
"When Jews abroad allowed themselves to be sucked into
debating the merits of territorial occupation, instead of uniting to
condemn the Arab rejectionism that had brought the occupation
about (and prolongs it) they suffered a defeat that has returned to
haunt them today. Many Jews yielded to the temptation, rather
than challenging the Arabs to accept regional pluralism, they
tacitly agreed to take the argument 'inside, to internalize it. They
not only failed to concentrate on exposing the genocidal thrust of
Arab strategy, they consented to making themselves the object of
moral scrutiny....
"But in truth the moral problem of the Jews today is very
different from the one of which they stand accused and of which
so many are accusing themselves. Twice in one century Jews have
been singled out as targets of annihilation. The first time they
could do nothing to prevent it. This time they can.]
"In all the forty years that Israel has tried to convince the
Arabs of its ability to stand firm, American Jews have been asked
for little. The vast sums of money, the political support, the
demonstrations of affection, however impressive when compared
with the generosity of ethnic and religious minorities that are not
so besieged, are as nothing in the case of a people targeted for
destruction. Now in the hour of crisis, it remains to be seen
whether American Jews will meet or fail the moral test with
which they are faced."
Instead of ""performing a perverse penance," American
Jews should, Wisse says, insist on unconditional recognition of
Israel by all Arab countries, on direct negotiations between Israel
and its Arab neighbors, on repeal of U.N. Resolution 3379, on
emergence of a Palestinian Arab leadership that accepts Israel's
sovereign presence in the Middle East.
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'Let Arabs Show Concern, Too'
AIPAC Policy Statement
Following are excerpts from the
1988 AIPAC policy statement,
presented at the t9th annual
policy conference.
On this 40th anniversary of
Israel's rebirth, the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC) celebrates the partner-
ship between the United States
and Israel. The two countries are
allied by their shared commitment
to democracy and common values.
In order to promote, strengthen
and preserve this close relation-
ship, in 1988 we will work to:
promote peace between Israel
and her Arab neighbors, including
direct negotiations and support
for quality-of-life development
projects in the West Bank and
maintain the necessary levels
of U.S. economic and military
assistance in grants to Israel;
enhance strategic coopera-
tion between the United States
and Israel;
oppose the sale of sophisti-
cated U.S. arms to Arab countries
which consider themselves to be in
a state of war with Israel;
support our government's
efforts to work with Israel and
other allies to thwart the spread
of PLO and other international
increase and strengthen
economic cooperation betwen
Israel and the United States;
support efforts to lift the
Arab economic boycott of Israel
and enforce compliance with anti-
boycott laws;
ensure the right of free
emigration of Jews from the
Soviet Union, Syria, Ethiopia and
other lands of oppression;
promote an energy security
strategy for the United States
which would encourage conserva-
tion and the exploration and
development of new energy
dependence on unstable foreign
a encourage our UN represen-
tatives to continue to combat anti-
Israel resolutions;
support efforts to move the
U.S., Embassy from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem .
must reconcile themselves to
Israel's presence, no longer seek
its destruction and enter into
direct negotiations. The United
States should play a mediating
role in the search for Middle East
peace (Egypt) should be the
link to peace between Israel and
its other Arab neighbors.
The violent riots and demon-
strations that began in December
1987 have been encouraged,
strengthened, and sustained by
the PLO. But the PLO and the
Palestinians have failed to articu-
late a realistic political program
... The following principles must
be upheld by the United States in
its pursuit of peace: Direct negoti-
JERUSALEM Structured physical exercises improve the
educational achievements of disadvantaged first grade children,
according to research conducted by professor Reuven Kohen-Raz
of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Education.
JERUSALEM Exclusion of a Hebrew University of Jeru-
salem library director from an international conference in Paris
because of political pressures has led to a storm of protest from
many members of the organization sponsoring the conference,
the Middle East Libraries Committee, as well as the resignation
in protest of the group's permanent secretary.
TEL AVIV An enterprising Lebanese living in Israel is
operating a regular oceangoing cargo service between Haifa and
the Beirut area. The three small vessels owned by a Shiite
merchant who makes his home in Nahariya, carry Israeli
agricultural products to Lebanon.
ations betwen Israel and her Arab
neighbors; the United States and
Jordan should promote a Pales-
tinian leadership that will nego-
tiate on realistic terms. An inter-
national accompaniment to nego-
tiations should be decided inter-
nally by Israel. Such an interna-
tional component should have
direct talks between the parties
and should not have the power to
impose solutions; Soviet participa-
tion in an international setting
should be conditioned on restoring
diplomatic relations with Israel
and allowing free emigration of
Soviet Jews; Israel must have
secure and defensive borders, not
the 1967 lines and United
Nations Security Council Resolu-
tions 242 and 338 must be the
basis for negotiations; The PLO
cannot be part of negotiations;
There cannot be another inde-
pendent Palestinian state in the
West Bank and Gaza ..
maintaining the current level of
$3 billion in all-grant aid to Israel
WEAPONS: Sales of sophisti-
cated weapons to Arab states
should be linked to their involve-
ment in direct negotiations with
Israel. AIPAC opposes the sale of
sophisticated U.S. arms to Saudi
Arabia and Jordan until they
negotiate directly with Israel.
TERRORISM: Acts or threats of
international terrorism must not
be permitted to influence U.S.
policy. AIPAC applauds Congress
and the President for closing the
PLO offices and supports other
legal action and, where appro-
priate, military action against
TRADE: AIPAC opposes
trade legislation and administra-
tive action which would weaken or
undermine the U.S.-Israel Free
Trade Agreement. AIPAC
applauds the success of the bina-
tional research programs in
increasing economic cooperation
between Israel and the United
countries have waged an
economic war against Israel by
refusing to do business with it or
with companies that trade with
Israel. AIPAC urges Congress
and other government agencies to
urge all countries to end their
compliance with the economic
boycott of h -ael.
New last Report
Friday, July 1,1988
Volume 17
Number 16

South Florida's Gold Coast Jewry Reaches 653,000
Broward County Jewish
Community Number Onef
Friday, July 1, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 5
Considered the second largest
Jewish population in the United
States, the third in the world,
South Florida's Jewish
community now numbers some
653,000 men, women and chil-
dren. This according to a demo-
graphics study compiled by
University of Miami geographer
Dr. Ira Sheskin.
In his compilation, Dr. Sheskin
and his staff findings included the
current population breakdown of
the tri-county areas which
revealed a decrease in Dade and
increases in Broward and Palm
Beach Jewish communities.
Pertaining to the whole of
Broward County, from County
Line Road in Dade to Hillsboro
Road in Broward, the total Jewish
population is 262,000, an increase
of 21.7 percent since 1980. This as
compared with Dade County's
240,803, a decrease from 268,863,
and Palm Beach County's
150,000, an increase of 19
According to the report, the
breakdown in Broward consists of
180,000 in North Broward, and
82,000 in South Broward. For
points of area boundaries, the
survey uses State Road 84 as the
dividing line. The Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Fort Lauderdale
population area is Griffith Road
North to Broward/Palm Beach
County line.
According to Dr. Sheskin,
North Broward Jewry originally
consisted of 170 in 1930, and
during the '80's has been
increasing at 8,000 persons per
year. He indicated that 39 percent
of the population lives in the
areas, and 19 percent each in both
the Margate/Coral Springs and
Tamarac communities.
In explaining the figures, he
stated, "We are uncertain as to
how many of these people are
part-year residents (snowbirds),
and is based on a household size of
2.1 persons."
While Dade may be losing
Jewish population, there is no
question that Broward and Palm
Beach Counties are booming in
Jewish growth. On one hand, all
sectors of the population are
heading north, Sheskin says,
"More man half the Jews who live
in South Florida live outside Dade
County today," Sheskin's study
concludes. "There is a three-
county Jewish community here.
We may have five federations, but
it's three counties. The entire
Sopulation, Jewish and non-
ewish of this area, is moving
north, because it's a newer area.
Besides offering a "newer,
?ounger" community for Jewish
amilies, Broward and Palm
Beach Counties also offer more
affordable housing and a lower
cost of living for the elderly.
Dr. Ira Sheskin, a 37-year-old
Brooklyn native, is president of
hit own consulting firm. Quality
Research Systems. He gathers his
data about the Jewish community
ranging from the centers of popu-
lation to affiliations with syna-
gogues, schools, kosher butchers,
and family involvement with
Jewish Population of South Florida
At The Jewish Family Service Annual Meeting...
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County held the second
meeting of a new group for
Russian immigrants, June 26 at
the Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale Building.
"No matter whether you've
come from Russia recently or
years ago, we'd love to have all
the Russian immigrants in the
area join us," said Sandy
Heimlich, resettlement worker
and case manager for Jewish
Family Service.
The initial response to forming a
Russian immigrants' group has
been excellent, according to
Heimlich. "The group gives
participants a chance to share
concerns, help each other get
comfortable with the community
and, in general, socialize with
others like themselves," she
points out.
Jewish Family Service, in coop-
eration with the Hebrew
Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS),
provides a number of services to
make the adjustment to American
daily life easier.
Any Russian immigrant or
refugee who is interested in
participating in the Jewish Family
Service group should contact Mrs.
Heimlich at 749-1505 in Fort
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County is a beneficiary
agency of the United Way of
Broward County, the Jewish
Federation of South Broward and
the Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale.
David Sachs, presents Merle
Orlove, a board member and
P.R. Committee co-chair, with
the 1988 Esther Lowenthal
Community Service Award for
outstanding community
David Sachs, DDS, JFS past
President for three years,
passes the gavel to the agency's
new president Deborah Hahn.
Serving A World of Jewish Need
in Greater Fort Lauderdale
in Israel
in 33 other countries overseas
"... set out from here to
a land of milk and honey"
(Exodus 333)
June 6, 1988
Dear Friends:
It is with a great deal of antici-
pation that I look forward to the
coming year as President of
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County. Dr. David Sachs
has done a remarkable job during
his three years in this office.
Indeed his accomplishments make
the challenges ahead more
Fortunately, Jewish Family
Service has a superb professional
staff, headed by Sherry Rosen-
stein, LCSW ... our hard
working, dedicated, and award
winning executive director. We
have also installed an excellent
board of directors. Each of our
board members, both those newly
elected or returning, brings a
personal expertise and experience
that is valuable for the growth and
expansion of the organization.
As the only Jewish agency
servicing the entire Broward
County, we have both the respon-
sibility and the resources to reach
more families than any other
single Jewish organization.
The Jewish population of
Broward County over the age of
65 far exceeds the national aver-
ages. The responsibility of this
agency in the care of the elderly
is, therefore, more complicated.
Additional programs for the
homebound, or those in special
living situations, are becoming
' more and more vital as the years
go on.
At the same time, many more
young families are finding that it
is not necessary to be of retire-
ment age to enjoy the Florida
sunshine. The recently opened
David Posnack Hebrew Day
School building in Ft. Lauderdale,
and the beautiful Joseph Meyer-
hoff Senior Center in Hollywood,
are ample proof that we are devel-
oping Jewish roots in the local
During the last few months, our
Long Range Planning Committee
developed a 'Five Year Plan' for
the agency. It is a fine plan, with
innovative ideas that will benefit
the entire community. We
sincerely hope it will not take five
years to implement these
For many years, JFS has
depended primarily on funds of
the Federations of Greater Ft.
Lauderdale, and South Broward
and from the United Way. Indeed,
neither this agency, nor the others
maintained by those funding
sources, could long survive
without them. Never the less, we
have all come to recognize the
strain put upon their various allo-
cations committees. We are,
therefore, ready and willing to do
all we can to supplement the
money necessary to continue to
serve our growing population.
During the coming year we shall
invite the entire community to
learn more about the various
programs of Jewish Family
Service. There is much to learn.
Most people already recognize
Jewish Family Service as an
excellent counselling resource.
How many people are as familiar
with the Respite Care program?
Reducing the burden of a care
giver can be vital to the health and
well-being of both the client and
the family.
The CHAI program (Compre-
hensive Help for Aged Individ-
uals) operates nationally, in coop-
eration with the Elder Support
Network. Because of our unique
demographics, this program has
been exceptionally successful in
our area. Families, geographically
separated, obtain peace of mind
when their aging or infirm
parents are monitored by a well
qualified professional.
There are, of course, many
other current and proposed
programs on the agenda .. we
sometimes do not want to admit
that we have Jewish poor in
Broward County, and like ever-
yone else we have our share of
drug problems. Jewish Family
Service must be there to help .. .
whatever the cost.
As more Broward County resi-
dents become involved in the
agency and lend their support
through the 'Friends of Jewish
Family Service,' we can expect to
better accomplish those tasks that
we set for ourselves. You, of the
Jewish community, are indeed our
friends.. and like the song says,
"That's What Friends Are For/' I
want to take this opportunity to
thank each of you for your help,
support, generosity, and encour-
agement for the coming year.
Together... we can build a better
Jewish community.
Deborah Fuller Hahn, President
Jewish Family Service of
Broward County
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, July 1, 1988
North Broward Veteran
Jewish Teachers Honored
Central Agency for Jewish Education
mn* Trrff mren rmaon
Veteran teachers shown are Eunice Morres, Joy Kahn-Evron, left, and Leonard Kaufman,
Reselyn Troy, and Gladys Schleicher. congratulate Hildy Bromberg.
Veteran Jewish teachers,
who have devoted as much as
50 years to Jewish education,
were recently honored at the
annual Closing Teacher
Supper of the synagogue and
day schools of North Broward
held at Temple Beth Israel,
sponsored by the Central
Agency for Jewish Education
and the Council of Educational
Directors of North Broward.
Recognized by their fellow
teachers with standing
ovations were Nathan Greene,
David Posnack Hebrew Day
School Talmud Instructor;
Leona Mills, long-time teacher
at Temple Emanuel, and
Esther Cohen, Temple Beth
Israel faculty member, each of
whom this year, completed
half-a-century of teaching in
Jewish schools both locally and
in communities up North.
In responding to the ovation
from their colleagues, each one
stressed the personal satisfac-
tion they had received in
educating generations of
Jewish children to a love and
loyalty to their Jewish heri-
Also honored at the supper
were those teachers who had
dedicated themselves to
Jewish education for twenty-
five years or more. In addition,
teachers who had completed 5,
10, 15 and 20 years of service
in the local North Broward
community were recognized at
the supper.
Keynote address of the
evening was given by Sharon
Gold Coast
The Gold Coast Council BBYO
recently held its Spring MIT/AIT
Training Weekend, April 15-17, at
Camp Shalom in West Palm
Beach. Coordinated by the Coun-
cil's Membership Vice Presidents,
Steve Finkelstein, Danny
Galpern, Marci Roberts and Jill
Zwemer, the weekend attracted
over 50 of BBYO's newest and
youngest members from
throughout North Dade, Broward
and Palm Beach counties.
The purpose of the weekend is
For reservation and
prepayment through
usa. 212-6296090
to teach new members about the
history, structure, rituals and
traditions of BBYO. During the
two days the MITs (Members-In-
Training girls) and AITs
(Alephs-In-Training boys) at-
tended various sessions and pro-
grams designed to give them an
in-depth, comprehensive
understanding of what BBYO is
and how it works.
The fun began on Friday even-
ing with "Icebreakers" to help the
participants to meet one another,
followed by a traditional Shabbat
Dinner and Friday Night Ser-
vices. A series of workshops were
then held on the history of the
organization, followed by plann-
ing groups for the Shabbat ser-
vices which would be held the next
Saturday included religious ser-
vices, more learning sessions, and
athletics in the afternoon. The
evening was capped off by Hav-
dallah, a song session, and a
"BBYO Bowl" to see how much
everyone had actually learned.
But the highlight of the
Weekend was clearly the formal
Induction Ceremonies, whereby
the participants became full-
fledged members of BBYO.
Following this a lively Talent
Show and Dance were held which
lasted until late in the evening.
On Sunday it was breakfast,
cleanup and the final Friendship
Circle, the last opportunity for
BBYO's newest members to
reflect upon the things they had
learned and the close friends they
had made together. Of course,
everyone who attended expressed
Horowitz, Judaica High School
Principal and Teacher and
Center director who spoke
movingly of the experiences of
"The March of the Living" of
which she served as local coor-
dinator and leader. She
described the pilgrimage of
over 1,500 Jewish teenagers
from around the world,
including ten from North
Broward, to the Jewish
community of Hungary, the
death camps of Poland and the
observance of Yom Ha-atzma-
ut day in Israel. She noted that
the lives of each of the teen-
agers, and the leaders as well,
were changed by the experi-
ence of being present at the
sites of the horrors of Holo-
caust and then coming to the
reborn state of Israel. Both
teenagers and Mrs. Horowitz
have spoken widely in the
community on their experi-
ences and are available for
talks for Jewish organizations.
The veteran teachers of a
quarter of a century or more
were presented with individual
ceramic plaques listing their
names and the years of
service, specially designed by
Naomi Litzenblatt, new
Educational Director of
Temple Sholom in Pompano
Dr. Abraham J. Gittelson,
director of Education, stressed
the centrality of the role of the
teacher in Jewish education
and lauded both those honored
for years of service as well as
all the teachers.
Honored for fifty Years,
were: Nathan Greene, Hebrew
Day School, Esther Cohen,
Beth Israel, Leona Mills,
Honored for forty-five years,
Roselyn Troy, Beth Israel,
Enuce Morres, Beth Orr.
Honored for forty-three
years, Ruth Cooper, Temple
Sha'aray Tzedek.
the hope that they would see one
another again at future BBYO
programs and Conventions.
The Gold Coast Council consists
of to chapters throughout North
Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
counties. Jewish teens ages 11,-18
who may be interested in joining
the B'nai B'rith Youth Organiza-
tion should contact Jerry Kiewe or
Richard Kessler at 581-0218 or
Honored for forty years,
Leonard Kaufman, Shirley
Miller, Emanuel.
Honored for thirty-eight
years, Evelyn Mantz, Beth
Honored for thirty-seven
years, Gladys Schleicher,
Honored for thirty-five
years, Arlene Solomon, Beth
Torah, Yetta Erlich, Beth
Honored for thirty-four
years, Nira Portnoi, Beth
Honored for thirty-three
years, Susan Jaffe, Ramat
Honored for thirty-two
years, Hildy Bromberg,
Honored for thirty-one
years, Sally Wolfson, Beth
Torah, Stanley Cohen, Beth
Honored for thirty years,
Bernice Snyder, Beth Am, H.
Richard Brown.
Honored for for twenty-nine
years, Linden Greenblatt,
Honored for twenty-eight
years, Lee Corburn, Beth Orr,
Fran Merenstein, Hebrew Day
Honored for twenty-seven
years, years, Abraham J
Martin, Beth Torah, Rabbi j"
Ballon, Emanuel.
Honored for twenty-five
years, Ed Kaplan, Beth Orr
Lynn Berger, Hebrew Day
School, Harriette
Merkur, Sha'aray Tzedek
Sarahalee Magrisso, Beth
Israel, Lee Gornstein, Sholom.
Honored for twenty years
Jeanette Fishman, Kol Ami"
Ingrid Herman, Beth Torah.'
Honored for fifteen years
Pauline Laibman, Emanuel
Fern Harr, Marlene Pinsker!
Kol Ami, Miriam Kleinj
Hebrew Day School, Rachei
Keller, Beth Israel.
Honored for ten years, Lee
Corburn, Helen Starr, Eleanor
Levy, Robin Rosen, Emanuel,
Tevie Sculnick, Beth Orr,
Barbara Laing, Kol Ami]
Tema Friedman, Fran Meren-
stein, Carol Rosenbloom,
Hebrew Day School, Roselyn
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Satellite Communication Network
Brings the World Closer
Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, former refuseniks
Nathan Sharansky, and Ida
Nudel, as well as prominent
Jewish world leaders, are some of
the featured live programming
dignitaries that will be part of the
all new Satellite Network, the
first of many communciation hi-
tech upgrades for 1988'89 by the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale.
According to Federation presi-
dent Harold L. Oshry, "Federa-
tion, through the coordination of
our Communications Department,
has joined with major federations
from throughout the country, as
members of the Council of Jewish
Federation's Satellite Network,
and will have a direct link to Israel
and other overseas lands. Our
immediate contact with commu-
nities through the electronics of
the Satellite, will keep us abreast
of current events as they occur,
and allow us a further insight into
day-by-day operations and access
to policy procedure and informa-
tion. We are glad to be aboard."
Programming via the Satellite
will be accomplished through the
administration of the C.I F as well
as other Jewish organizations.
Within the coming months, some
of the agenda items will include
direct on line meetings with
Israeli officials, the upcoming
General Assembly in New
Orleans, featuring U.S. govern-
ment leaders, as well as major
United Jewish Appeal and Jewish
organizations meetings and
seminars for lav volunteer and
professional staff alike. Many of
the sessions will provide for ques-
tions and answers segments.
For further information on the
Satellite, contact Marvin Le Vine,
Director of Communications, at
There's Plenty Going On .
At Federation's Nutrition Program
The Kosher Nutrition Program of the Jewish
Federation is delighted to add the talented and
vivacious members of the Palm Springs II Chora-
leers to their list of friends. Shown is Charlotte
Shopsin of Margate directing in a very profes-
sional manner the Choraleers. If your Condo
Choral Group likes to perform for an apprecia- At a Shabbat program is violinist Sam Gross
tive audience, please call Sandy Friedland, with friends, Terry Briker, vocalist; and Alex
797-0381. You'll be glad you did. Briker, pianist.
Israel to Enter Space Spin-Off Market
New York The State of
Israel is making a late bid to
enter the international market
for the commercial exploita-
tion of space now worth $10
billion a year.
The nation's civil space pro-
gram and the niche it will fill,
was discussed at a conference
of aerospace scientists and
policymakers from Europe,
the United States and Israel at
Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology in Haifa.
Dr. M. Klajn of the Israel
Space Agency, established in
1983, said that Israel must
participate in a national space
program for the spinoffs of
research to "maintain the com-
petitive edge of its high-tech
industry" He said that a scien-
tific satellite should be a near
term goal.
Put your donations
to good use.
Help hundreds of frail indigent
elderly like her by donating to
ouglas Gardens
Miami Jewish Home & Hospital
Thrift Shops
Proceeds used for medicine and supplies for
the elderly of your community
Furniture Clothing Household goods Appliances
Dade: 625-0620 Broward: 981-8245
Call for free pick-up of your fully tax-deductible donations
or visit our two convenient locations:
5713 N.W. 27th Avenue
3194 Hallandale Beach Blvd.
Douglas Gvdtnt Thrift Shops
is a division of the Mum
Jewish Horn* and Hospital tot
the Aged at Douglas Gardens.
a not-for-profit organization
serving the etterty of South Florida tor 43 years
Foundation of Jewish Philanthropic*
Creating A Legacy
For the 21st Century
Joel Reinstein, Chairman
Brodzki congratulates Reinstein
upon being appointed new '88-89
Foundation of Jewish Philanthro-
pies Chairman.
In the background is the Foun-
dation's Honor Roll plaque of
donors who have built a legacy for
our Jewish Community by estab-
lishing an endowment with the
Foundation of Jewish Philanthro-
pies for our Jewish Community.
A minimum amount of only
$2500.00 is required for a donor to
establish various endowments
with the Foundation, that can help
provide you with life income,
capital gains savings and tax
deductions, as well as the assur-
ance of knowing you are contin-
uing the tradition for providing a
better Jewish community in Israel
and North Broward County.
For more information please
Jacob Brodzki, left, and Joel
contact Foundation Director
Kenneth Kent at 748-8400.
It was standing room only at the June Foundation Board of
Trustees and Donors meeting.
FLORIDA'S CITIZENS have the highest median age in the
nation (34.7 years) and the lowest percentage of children under 18
(24.4 percent). By 2030, when the peak of baby boomers reaches
retirement, more than one in five Americans will be over 65 years
IF YOU fee) you've been discriminated against in the areas of
housing, employment or public accommodations, you should con-
tact the Broward County Human Relations Division. In addition
to the main location at 115 South Andrews Avenue, the Division
now has three outreach locations throughout Broward County.
For more information, contact the Human Relations Division at
AT A RECENT B'nai B'rith Women's national convention held
in Miami Beach, guest speaker Israel Ambassador to the United
States Moshe Arad challenged Israel's Arab neighbors to sit
down at the negotiating table as they have challenged us
repeatedly along our borders.
STATE SENATOR Peter Weinstein and Rep. Jack Tobin
celebrated their success in passing a bill designed to crack down
on fraud in the travel industry. The measure, once approved by
the Governor, would combat fraud by requiring bonding and
registration of travel sellers, restricting telephone solicitation,
and providing penalties for violations.
TGIS Shabbat Program at
Temple Beth Orr July 15
T.G.I.S. (Thank Goodness It's
Shabbat), a singles group dedi-
cated to helping Jewish people
make contacts with other Jewish
singles in a pleasant atmosphere,
is having its last Shabbat program
of the season on Friday, July 15 at
Temple Beth Orr, 2151 Riverside
Drive, Coral Springs.
The program (short service,
discussion, and socializing) will
start at 10 p.m. and refreshments
will be served.
Temple Beth Orr's Rabbi Mark
Gross will lead a lively discussion
on a topic of interest to all singles.
Over 200 singles attended the last
T.G.I.S. program held at Congre-
gation Ramat Shalom.
Other upcoming T.G.I.S. events
this month include a happy hour
on July 12, and there will be a
dance on July 30 at 9:30 p.m. at
the Tamarac Jewish Center, 9101
NW 57th St., Tamarac.
T.G.I.S. is a singles group that
welcomes singles in the 30-50 age
range. It is co-sponsored by the
North Broward Board of Rabbis,
the Jewish Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale, and eight indi-
vidual congregations.
For more information on July's
events, call Laurie Workman at
431-2004 or Joyce Klein at the
Jewish Federation, 748-8400.

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Kol Ishah Woman's Voice HWX *7I|?
A Lesson on the 'Dvar Torah'...
Highlights Future Women's
Board Meetings
Dr. Abraham Gittelson, director
of education for Central Agency
for Jewish Education, a major
agency of Federation, was the
guest speaker at the June
Women's Division board of direc-
tors meeting.
Dr. Gittelson's presentation
included a lesson on the Dvar
Torah an explanation of a state-
ment taken from a classic Jewish
text providing a moral, ethical or
psychological lesson. This is
usually given at the beginning of a
meeting. Unlike an invocation,
which may be inspiring but not
necessarily educational, a Dvar
Torah always teaches us some-
As an exercise in the prepara-
tion of a Dvar Torah, Dr.
Gittelson distributed a selection
from Pirke Avot Sayings of the
Fathers. The, women were divided
into small groups and were asked
to interpret the statement. Each
group then reported on the
meaning of the verse, its implica-
tions and its effect on them as
women and members of the
Women's Division.
At future Board Meetings, indi-
vidual women will give the Dvar
Torah. According to Dr. Gittelson,
"the willingness of the Board
members to give the Dvar Torah
at each meeting will be excellent
motivation for their own study of
Jewish sources. Judging from the
group's reaction to the Dvar
Torah I presented, they will
provide keen insights into the
relevancy of Jewish texts for life
Women "Adopt
Refusenik Family
In an effort to facilitate her exit from the Soviet Union,
Florida's UJA Regional Women's Division has "adopted" Elena
Keiss-Kuna. Elena, who is a radio engineer by profession, has
attempted to emigrate since 1974. She and her husband, Giorgi, a
truck driver, reapply for exit visas every six months. The
situation has been publicized recently because their son, Andrei,
turns 18 in September and faces two years in the Soviet army. At
that time he will be classified as knowing "Stage Secrets" a
situation that will continue to impede emigration. Elena will not
leave her son so it is critical they get out of Russia now.
At their June board of director meeting, the Women's Division
of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale signed
postcards to the Kremlin urging the release of the Keiss-Kuna
family. In a letter thanking the women for their efforts, Elena
said, "You are not only our hope for future. You are our life, you
are our defense and guarantee of security. The life of my son is in
your arms. Please do your best to help us!"
Dr. Abraham Gittelson with President Alvera Gold, left and
Esther Lerner, campaign chairman.
Project Renewal Cards
Effective immediately, individual letters sent for Project
Renewal contributions will be written for donations of $100 or
more. Contributions from $5 to $99 will receive the appropriate
Project Renewal card.
For more information, call Toby Gordon, Women's Division
Director, at 748-8400. N
The Opportunity of a Lifetime
Awaits in Israel...
1988 -'89
Mission Schedule
Summer Family Mission
Summer Singles Mission
Presidents' Jubilee Mission
Poland & Israel
Community Country Club Mission
Poland & Israel
Young Leadership Mission
(25-40 Years)
Winter Family Mission
June 26-July 6
July 10 July 20
July 17-27
July SI -August 10
October 9-21
October 13-26
October 22-81
December 22 January 1, '89
(As of June 21, 1988)
$6,925,000 -
The Importance of Helping Our Brethren...
of Greater Ft. Lauderdale
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
General Chairman
Harold L. Oshry
(Editor's Note: The following ac-
count is but one of the stories in
North Broward County thanks to
the heartfelt generosity of the
"Family of Federation"
I feel compelled to tell yon
about why I support the Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Ap-
peal campaign. Recently at a
UJA meeting, the guest speaker
asked us to think about why we
were there. As I listened to him,
I made a list of all the agencies
and beneficiaries that have
touched me and my family
through the years.
It was really a wondrous feel-
ing to know that someone was
there when we really needed
them and, therefore, I would
like to share with my fellow
Federation contributors what
our heartfelt dollars
When I was a young single
parent with three little daughters
and no support, my children's
thoughts and expectations of ever
attending summer camp were
dim. After some thought-
provoking counseling with the
Jewish Family Service, ar-
rangements were made through
scholarships for the youngsters to
attend two encampments, a
period of time that was rewarding
to both mother and children alike.
We all received aid in dental
work, eye exams and glasses
through direct referral programs
and even helped to provide my
elderly mother with in-home nurs-
ing care.
In addition, my children attend-
ed the Hebrew Day School right
on to graduation.
And now the circle has come full
turn. My oldest daughter is
divorced and although she
receives support, it is not enough
to pay expenses for two
daughters. Before and after they
separated, she and her husband
received counseling from a social
worker at JFS and now is a part of
a parenting support group.
One of her daughters has been
involved with the JFS since she
was very young and both attend a
Day Care program, where they
have benefitted from the guidance
of their assigned social worker.
My granddaughters both go to the
JCC Summer Camp and attend
Hebrew Day School.
When my Dad developed
Alzheimer's disease and it became
necessary to seek advice and
assistance, we were assigned a
marvelous, caring social worker
who not only offered support but
also assisted us in getting so many
needed services homemaker
care, nursing care, respite help for
Mom, Medicaid funds and help in
getting Dad into a nursing home.
Now that Mom is in her mid-80's
and needs help, this social worker
iB again offering support, advice
and assistance with homemaker
care and a visiting companion.
Because I am not able to donate
large sums of money, I show my
gratitude by also volunteering
time. We all (three generations)
spend many hours each year
working at Super Sunday, and
make follow-up phone calls
through the phone-a-thons.
As you can see, the list is long
and varied. Our lives have been
entwined with Federation both in
our native New York and Greater
Fort Lauderdale for many years.
Your donations really do things
that can be felt and seen it is
not all abstract and distant.
Please continue your support I
know there are other families that
need you dearly.
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} CAMPAIGN '88 Federation/United Jewish Appeal
y "
'88-1989 Campaign Chair Calls for Community Solidarity...
Barbara Wiener Reports on Worldwide Jewish Conditions
Barabra K. Weiner, Federation
executive vice president and 1988-
'89 Federation/UJA general
campaign chairman recently
returned from a trip to Jewish
communities in Europe, the
Soviet Union, and Israel inbued
with new insights and thoughts of
how we can help our fellow Jews
all over the world in the upcoming
Wiener was one of 16 lay
leaders who participated in a
"Kadima" trip overseas to see
how Federation/UJA money is
being spent and to develop the
campaign case for 1989.
The group met with Jewish
community leaders and toured
community institutions, synago-
gues, and schools in cities like
A PERSON who uses illegal narcotics can no longer be con-
sidered "handicapped" under the Fair Housing Bill, thanks to an
amendment offered By U.S. Representative E. Clay Shaw, Jr.
The Fair Housing Act Amendment seeks to more aggressively en-
force Federal fair-housing laws with more practical remedies for
victims of illegal housing discrimination.
THE U.S. CONGRESS is now deliberating two important bills
which would increase the limited insurance coverage now
available under Medicare for catastrophic illness. The Medicare
Catastrophic Protection Act, currently being debated in Con-
gress, would provide beneficiaries with long overdue protection
against the expenses of hospitalization, doctor bills, and prescrip-
tion drugs incurred by those afflicted with these types of illnesses.
FORMER REFUSENIK Ida Nudel has been honored with the
Perlman Award for Human Advancement of B'nai B'rith Women.
GOVERNOR Gerald Baililes of Virginia, accompanied by 100
of the state's business and communal leaders, has returned from a
visit to Israel where he celebrated the 40th anniversary of the
Jewish State and increased the cultural and business ties between
Virginia and Israel.
Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis came under attack over
the weekend from both Secretary of State George Shultz and the
Rev. Jesse Jackson, for advocating moving the U.S. Embassy
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN, along with advocated and legi-
slators sponsored a three-day national strategy session here to
coordinate plans to promote reform of the insurance industry and
end sex discrimination in insurance.
Munich, Rome, Marseille, Lenin-
grad, Kiev, Budapest, and Nablus,
In addition the group said
Kaddish for those Jews lost to the
Holocaust from most of these
cities, and visited several memo-
rials including the site of the
Olympic massacre in Munich.
In the Soviet Union, the contin-
gent brought knowledge to Jewish
families in Kiev and Leningrad.
Wiener met with a 25-year-old
man who openly teaches Hebrew
in Kiev. The man's grandfather
died at Babiyar and his father was
a soldier in the Soviet army. There
was no religion in the home when
the man was growing up, but "he
knew in his heart" that he was
Jewish, and today he has plans to
go to Israel.
Outside of Rome, Barbara and
the group visited a "transmigrant
center" a center established for
those Jews who have emigrated
from distressed lands who want to
live in a country other than Israel.
The center is funded by the
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
(HIAS) and the Joint Distribution
Committee (JDC),
Federation/UJA agencies. It is
here that emigres learn Hebrew
and English while they wait to be
resettled in countries like
the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
The Kadima contingent then
traveled to Israel, where there is
concern about the drop in tourism.
Wiener stated, "it's very safe to
travel in Israel, yet Israel is empty
of American tourists. As a result,
we are giving a silent moral
victory to our enemies by not
being in Israel."
Among the highlights of her
stay in Israel, Wiener met with
members of the Golani Brigate in
Nablus who are patrolling the
West Bank. She spent time with
18 and 19-year-old soldiers who
hate having to fight students and
children, but who are proud to
fight for the survival of their
nation. Barbara also met with an
American couple who have
decided to risk their safety by
living on the West Bank, and
danced with former Soviet refuse-
niks now living in Israel, but who
were not free when she first met
them in 1984 and 1986.
Wiener came away from her
voyage with a good feeling about
the work JDC is accomplishing in
so many countries, but with a
realization that there is still more
yet to be done.
"We have a responsibility to
take an active role in determining
our own destiny of the world
Jewish community," said Wiener.
"The Jews of the diaspora are
fortunate Jews, and because we
live in a time where there are
people who are not as fortunate as
many of us, we have a responsi-
bility to be their lifeline."
Wiener spoke about her goals
for the 1988-89 Federation/UJA
Campaign, saying, "We will run
the best campaign possible and
everyone has a responsibility to be
a part of it."
Wiener added, "I wish every
Jew in Fort Lauderdale would
understand his/her responsibility
in helping to build a better Jewish
community and a better world
every Jew should want to be a
part of that small Jewish network
that we have left since the Holo-
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Everyman's Army
The Individual IDF
(WZPS) The informality
which is an Israeli trademark
often takes visitors by sur-
prise. Indeed, even official
IDF ceremonies generally lack
military pomp and cir-
cumstance. On casual inspec-
tion, for instance, there is little
difference between the
"brass" on the uniform of an
active general and that of a
lieutenant in the reserves. Ap-
pearances aside, there is a uni-
que history behind Israeli
military emblems.
BEFORE the establishment
of the State of Israel in 1948,
the Hagana was responsible
for the defense of the coun-
try's young settlements. It had
only about 1,500 full-time
soldiers and rank was granted
on the basis of merit, irrespec-
tive of time in active service or
previous rank. The Hagana
had a formal command struc-
ture up to the brigade level,
with members generally serv-
ing close to home. Because
most of its members knew
each other by name and rank,
outward insignia seemed ir-
relevant. In addition, uniforms
generally came from the home:
those who had served in the
British Army wore British
uniforms, while those who had
served in the French Foreign
Legion dressed accordingly.
But shortly before in-
dependence, there was a
massive influx of survivors
from Europe. Almost over-
night the Hagana's intimate
character changed. In fact, the
formal insignia in the Hagana
were created only shortly
before the War of In-
dependence, following an inci-
dent in which a soldier failed to
recognize his battalion com-
mander, Chaim Laskov.
Laskov, later to become IDF
Chief-of-Staff, reported the in-
cident to his superiors and
steps were promptly taken to
rectify the situation.
With the country still under
British rule, it was logical that
their insignia would serve as
the Hagana's model. In the
beginning, however, com-
manders and officers of all
ranks were given small bands
of blue ribbon to wear on their
epaulets. This was the first
distinguishing mark to be
worn in the IDF. Still, the
uniforms remained a
hodgepodge of various foreign
THE first attempt to stan-
dardize IDF uniforms came
during the siege of Jerusalem
in 1948. During the fighting,
the fledgling army managed to
capture from the Arabs a
warehouse stocked with
British uniforms. To
distinguish itself, the IDF had
its own unique hat which bore
a slight resemblance to the
French Foreign Legion's hat,
the kepi.
Since the establishment of
the IDF, the armored and ar-
tillery corps have worn black
berets, like their counterparts
in the British army. In the
1950s, the paratroopers were
issued red berets. Over the
years, the Golani infantry
brigade received brown berets,
combat engineering grey
berets, and the newly re-
established Givati infantry
brigade was issued purple
berets in 1986. These berets
must be earned, usually by
running a grueling overnight
stretcher march, which
signifies that the recruit has
passed a certain stage in basic
THERE are dozens of dif-
ferent shoulder tags which can
either represent the soldier's
corps or the specific unit, divi-
sion or command. Frequently
the tags are symbolic of the
specific corps, such as the
caduceus of the Medical Corps,
or the balanced scales of the
Judge Advocate General's
As in the British army, in-
structors wear a braided cord
hanging from the left epaulet,
the color usually representing
the soldier's individual corps.
Most non-combat enlisted
soldiers wear a small black and
red patch on the right shirt
front, signifying their specific
job, such as secretary, graphic
artist or driver.
While other armies may
have a more polished ap-
pearance, the IDF continues to
encourage an understated,
unified army in which in-
dividual conviction and in-
itiative make extravagant
pomp unnecessary.
WHEN the State was
established, the IDF began to
formalize its structure. The
ground forces and the air force
based their ranks on the
British model, but established
fewer ranks in the higher
echelons. The officer's ranks
for the ground forces included
Second Lieutenant (single
shoulder bar), Lieutenant (two
shoulder bars), Captain (three
shoulder bars), Major (single
fig leaf), Colonel (two fig
leaves), General (three fig
leaves), and Lieutenant
General (fig leaf surrounded
by olive branch). At this time,
it was decided that all those
who had held the rank of pla-
toon commander in the
Hagana would hold the rank of
captain in the IDF. But
Israel's first Prime Minister,
David Ben-Gurion, who
wanted to ensure a Jewish
character in the IDF, was not
willing to adopt the English
names for the ranks. A
Hebrew purist, Ben-Gurion
called in some of the greatest
Hebrew literary figures, in-
cluding Natan Alterman and
Avraham Shlonsky, and asked
them to give Hebrew names to
the ground forces ranks. The
Bible became the main inspira-
tion and thus, the modem
Israeli army adopted many of
the same military ranks which
appear there, including seven
(captain) and aluf general).
THE IDF underwent
tremendous changes in its first
decade. Progressing from a
clandestine underground to an
established army, it not only
had to defend the imperiled na-
tion's borders, but also absorb
tens of thousands of new im-
migrants and create social,
educational and military in-
frastructures. The IDF was
compelled to revise its concept
of dress and discipline. This
period, known as the "great
change," saw the addition of
An Israeli air-force unit, whose dress consists
of beige uniform and blue-grey beret with
the ranks of colonel and
general as well as numerous
changes in the ranks of non-
coms. The air force adopted
the same ranks and insignia as
the ground forces, using silver
on a blue background as
distinguished from the ground
force's brass on red. The navy,
which had previously used the
U.S. Navy's ranks and in-
signia, chose to adopt the same
insignia as the rest of the IDF,
but in gold on a blue
Since the "great change"
there have been numerous
minor changes, such as the in-
troduction of the rank of
brigadier general and
lieutenant-general in 1971,
along with additional ranks
since then. Meanwhile,
numerous uniform changes
took place as well. The combat
silver insignia. WZPS Photo.
corps were each granted their insignia. Most units were
own color beret with individual granted their own unit tag.
Rank Equivalents
IDF Ranks today in Hebrew, with American equivalents:
Turai Private
Turai Rishon Private First Class
Rav-Turai Corporal
Samal Sergeant
Samal Rishon Staff Sergeant
Rav-Samal Sergeant 1st Class
Rav-Samal Rishon First Sergeant Major
Rav-Samal Rishon Bachir Command Sergeant Major
Segen Mishneh 2nd Lieutenant
Segen 1st Lieutenant
Seren Captain
RavSeren Major
Segan-Aluf Lieutenant Colonel
Aluf Mishneh Colonel
Tat-Aluf Brigadier General
Aluf Major General
Rav-Aluf Lieutenant General
Young Business and Professional
Division Night of Comedy ...
Shana Safer, outgoing YBP David Glickman, center, is shown in his performance at the
chairperson presides over the Young Business and Professional Division program held last
last cultural program of the month. Along with David are two members of the audience who
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The Letter Bisfor...
By Stanley M. Lcfco
J**1" second in*ta^nent of our meandering journey
through The Encyclopedia of the Jewish Religion.
"B" is for the Baal Tephillah, who is the person who leads the
prayers in the synagogue or at the minyan.
"B" is for the beard. It was considered a symbol of manhood
among the ancient Hebrews. Not only was it carefully tended and
trimmed, it was also annointed. To remove it was a sign of
disgrace except as a sign of mourning. Kabbalists, especially the
followers of Isaac Luria, acribed mystic significance to the beard
and would not even trim it
"B" is for bensh. It's an Ashkenaa term, derived from Latin
"via" and the Old French "benedicere", and meaning to "bless."
It's been applied to the blessing of children by their parents, the
grace after meals, and the recitation of the Gomel blessing. The
Sephardic term is "bencao".
"B" is for birth control. The consensus of Orthodox rabbinical
opinion strongly condemns the practice except for serious health
reasons. However, if it is to be practiced, the method given the
highest preference is oral contraceptives. It is the wife who is
responsible for the method. The Midrash notes that the practice
goes back to the "depraved" generations before the Flood.
"B" is for blood libel. This is the incredulous accusation that
Jews use the blood of a Christian for their religious rites,
particulary the preparation of unleavened bread for Passover. It
apparently pre-dates Christian times, for Apion charged the Jews
with annually fattening a Greek for sacrifice in the Temple. The
first recorded accusation was in the Middle Ages with the
reported victim being one William of Norwich in 1144. Another
supposed victim was Hugh of Lincoln, who was found dead in
1255, and is the subject of one of Chaucer's Tales. Streicher, in hU
publication, Der Stumer, repeated it during the Nazi era. Not
surprisingly, it has also made the rounds in Syria and Russia.
"B" is for "bahur," which is Hebrew for the chosen one. In
later Hebrew it was regarded as the equivalent of an unmarried
man. Today its use is largely confined to this meaning, particu-
larly to an unmarried yeshivah student.
"B" is for beheading. It is one of the four types of capital
punishment known in Talmudic law. The Talmudic tractate,
Sanhedrin, reviews those transgressions punishable by beheading
as well as the mode of execution. By the way, murder and idolatry
merit the ultimate sanction.
"B" is for Martin Buber (1878-1965). He was a philosopher and
Prominent in the intellectual life of Germany until he settled in
alestine in 1938. He sought to explain the nature of the relation
between man and his fellow man as an essentially personal, as
distinct from objective relationship. He interpreted the Bible in a
personal and "existential" fashion, which gave his thoughts
significant influence on contemporary Christian theology. In his
religious philosophy halakhah (law) and practice played little or no
role. As a result his influence has apparently been more
significant outside traditional Judaism. So much for "B".
The author it an attorney and active with the Young Leadership
Group of the Atlanta, GA Federation.
BLOSSOM AND DA VID Waldman were honored at a JNF Com-
plimentary breakfast recently to establish a Woodland of 2,000
trees to be planted in Israel, in the name of the Tamarac Jewish
Center. From left Cantor Grigory Groysman, Blossom and David
Waldman, Rabbi Kurt F. Stone, and Mr. David E. Krantz.
Helping Our Jewish Brethren...
Among the Thousands of Soviet Jews
Denied the Right to Emigrate
Kuibisheva 206
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Benzion, 51, worked as a bus driver for 20 years before being
refused a visa to Israel in 1980 (no reason was given), where his
parents, sister and two brothers live. He later found work as a
porter and loader. Alia, 50, lost her job, too, and later found work
as a chambermaid in a local hotel. They have a 17-year-old son,
Friday, July 1, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
A Jewish Wife 'Can't Hurt'
____Dukakis Campaign________
NEW YORK (JTA) It can't
hurt Gov. Michael Dukakis of
Massachusetts that his wife is
Still, as Kitty Dukakis explained
to a reporter as a limousine sped
her from that meeting to New
York's La Guardia Airport, "I
would never be so presumptuous
as to want people to vote for my
husband on the basis of my
If Mrs. Dukakis is able to say
that and mean it, it's because her
dedication to Jewish causes,
especially Soviet Jewry and the
work of the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council, seems genuine
to observers. That is why Gov.
Dukakis can remind Jewish
leaders of the time Kitty was call-
ed to the Torah at the Bar Mitzvah
of former refusenik Mishka
Fuchs Rabinovich, and have no
one accuse him of pandering.
The candidate can also joke
about the perils of intermarriage,
and get laughs from an audience
for whom the subject is seldom
Asked if the subject of her mar-
riage to a Greek American, or of
his to a Jew, has ever raised
political problems, Kitty Dukakis
puffed her cigarette and shook her
"There may be some more con-
servative rabbis who object. But
for me, I feel stronger as a result"
of marrying somebody outside of
the religion.
The Dukakis children John,
30; Andre, 23; and Kara, 20 -
have been raised with both tradi-
tions, she said. (John is Kitty's son
from a previous marriage, to a
Jewish man). In recent few weeks
the family has celebrated Greek
Easter and attended a Passover
seder with Rep. Charles Schumer
(D., N.Y.).
Eager to share her Jewish
background, Mrs. Dukakis ex-
plained that her paternal grand-
parents lived in a shtetl near Kiev.
Her parents, violinist Harry Ellis
Dickson and the late Jane
Goldberg Dickson,. met as
students in Berlin and were mar-
ried in New York by the noted
Reform leader Rabbi Stephen
Mrs. Dukakis serves on the ex-
ecutive committee of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B nth in New England. She and
the governor turn to ADL's
regional director Leonard Zakim
for advice on Jewish issues. They
also consult Steve Grossman, a
fund-raiser active in the Combin-
ed Jewish Philanthropies of
Greater Boston.
She expects to continue her
Jewish organizational activities if
she becomes first lady. Asked
about her "project," the initiative
expected from every first lady
since Jacqueline Kennedy
restored the White House, Mrs.
Dukakis lists three.
"First of all, I'll continue my
work on the Holocaust Council.
Next, I plan to continue working
with refugees, especially from
southeast Asia, as I've done in
Massachusetts. And I want to see
a national program for the
homeless. There isn't one now,
and it's something the Reagan ad-
ministration has not supported."
Finally, Mrs. Dukakis is asked
about a fourth initiative Jewish
voters have been overheard
"Yes," said Mrs. Dukakis.
"There will be a seder in the
White House."
NEW YORK A new series of four television documentaries,
entitled the Promise of the Future, will be launched on June 5 on
the American Broadcasting Company network. The opening pro-
gram, "Someone is Listening: Teens from Crisis to Caring,"
deals with teen life today as a preview of our society in the next
NEW YORK Dan Fisher, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for The
Los Angeles Times, has been named the recipient of the Third
Annual New Israel Fund Lurie Award for outstanding reporting.
CLAREMONT, CA. Members of a five-college student
movement for Soviet Jewry have succeeded in winning a faculty
position at Pitzer College for long-time refusenik Dr. Benjamin
Charny. Charny has been refused permission to emigrate from
the Soviet Union since 1979 and is reportedly ill with cancer and a
heart condition.
SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. To mark the occasion of Israel's
40th anniversary, Governor Thomas Kean and Israel's Consul
General in New York Moshe Yegar formalized a "Sister State"
agreement of cooperation and reciprocal benefits linking the
State of New Jersey with the State of Israel.
NEW YORK Attorneys for Anne Henderson Pollard filed an
appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
recently seeking proper medical treatment and/or commutation
of her sentence to time already served.
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Alperstein is proud to say that
she helped initiate the "Shalom
Shabbat" after-school Friday
afternoon enrichment class
with her son in mind! The classes
focuses upon enjoyment of the
Sabbath its custom and lore.
Residents of Plantation for the
past two years, Margaret and her
husband Dr. David, a specialist in
plastic surgery, have lived in the
states for the past eleven years.
They came to this part of town via
Detroit and North Miami Beach.
Their son Jason is six years old
and in the Fall, they expect an
addition to their family. At
present Margaret works with her
husband as his Business
Manager. An X Ray Technician,
she was trained at Groote-Schuur
Hospital in Capetown, the
hospital made famous by Dr.
Christian Barnard who
performed his first heart
transplant operations there.
Son Jason is a graduate of JCC
Early Childhood who presently
enjoys after school activities at
the JCC and going to JCC
Summer Camp.
"I'll always find time to work
for the Center whenever I'm
called upon," says Alperstein.
This coming Fall she has been
elected to serve as Vice Presi-
dent of her ORT Chapter but
knowing Margaret and her full
support of all projects for the
Jewish community, we'll still be
seeing her often at the JCC and
welcoming the contribution of
her talent
The JCC is a major beneficiary
agency of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lav.derd.ale,
receiving funds from ike annual
United Jewish Appeal campaign.
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 Re) tions
For further information and fees concerning the t U or pro-
grams listed please call the center.
Named Volunteer of the Month
for March, Margaret Alperstein
has been recognized as "volun-
teer at her best" who contributed
a great deal toward the success
of the Center's "Jewish Artists
at the Best" show held at the
JCC during the "Israel 40" cele-
bration on campus April 16/17.
The show was stunning in its
variety. It was well-attended and
very successful as a social event
and as a fund raising venture.
Starting in March and helping
put it all together, Alperstein
spent many hours collecting the
works of art, cataloging, setting
up and acting as gracious
hostess, according to Susana
Flaum, head of JCC Cultural
Arts and her committee.
Passover food packages to needy
JCC Women's Day Committees,
too, have been grateful for her
involvement with their work-
shops, cooking classes, breakfasts
and luncheons.
GRAND OPENING DAY. Jewish Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale's Coral Springs Activity Center, Sunday, AvrU 24.
Hundreds of parents and children gathered to hear welcoming
messages, enjoy entertainment and enroll 50 children of elemen-
tary age in to die first series of JCC enrichment classes. Children
are seen enjoying the demonstration of a clown trick and later
registering for a variety of classes.
Margaret Alperstein
An active member of the Univ-
ersity West Chapter of Women's
American ORT (Organization of
Rehabilitation through Training)
Alperstein's enthusiasm for the
Israel '40 Art Show caught on
with the rest of the members of
the chapter. They all agreed that
it was a splendid idea to co-
sponsor the ART SHOW '88 with
Alperstein has also participated
in a considerable number of other
JCC activities. She has served as a
resourceful goods collector and
became a dependable member of
delivery teams called upon to
distribute W.E.C.A.R.E.'s
VIENNA President
Kurt Waldheim is pleased
by the "not guilty" verdict
reached by a panel of
judges in London after his
"trial" on cable television
recently. But legal experts
and Jewish groups believe
the Thames Television-
Home Box Office collabor-
ation, "Waldheim: A
Commission of Inquiry,"
may have been good TV
theater, but legally a
farce, and dangerous
because of the credulity of
television audiences.
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Friday, July 1, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 13
New York, N.Y., Ten
authors and one illustrator have
won the 1988 National Book
Awards, it is announced by
Abraham Kreiner, president of
the JWB Jewish Book Council.
The winning books range widely
from a sensitive study of adults'
grief for parents, to a children's
book in which a young Ethiopian
girl describes her journey to
Israel, to a new novel by Philip
Roth that makes bold and radical
use of conflicting points of view.
The complete list of winners in
the various categories follows:
.The 39th Annual National Jewish Book Awards.
Children's Literature Sonia
Levitin, The Return (Antheneum).
Contemporary Jewish Life
Paul Cowan with Rachel Cowan,
Mixed Blessings: Marriage Bet-
ween Jews and Christians
Fiction Philip Roth, The
Counterlife (Farrar, Staus &
Holocaust Susan Zucotti,
The Italians and the Holocaust-
Persecution, Rescue, Survival
(Basic Books).
Illustrated Children's Books
Miriam Chaikin, Exodus,
Adapted from the Bible, illustrated
by Charles Mikolaycak (Holiday
Israel Shabtai Teveth, Ben-
Gurion: The Burning Ground
1886-1948 (Houghton Mifflin Co.)
Jewish History Robert
Chazan, European Jewry and the
First Crusade (University of
California Press).
Jewish Thought Rabbi Marc
D. Angel, Ph.D., The Orphaned
Adult: Confronting the Death of a
Parent (Insight Books/Human
Sciences Press).
Scholarship Daniel M.
Friedenberjr Medieval Jewish
Seals from Europe (Wayne State
University Press).
Visual Arts Lester D. Fried-
man, The Jewish Image in
American Film (Citadel
Press/Lyle Stuart).
A cash prize of $750 accom-
panies each award, and a citation
will be presented to each
Black and White Images of Israel
(WZPS) History as
recorded by David Rubinger, a
Time magazine photographer
in Jerusalem since 1954, is a
fascinating collection of
human emotional expression.
The challenge of rebuilding
lives and the rebirth of a
nation, on the one hand, and
the despair and destruction of
war on the other hand,
comprise the principle themes
of a new photographic exhibi-
tion by David Rubinger. Enti-
tled "Witness to an Era," the
80 photographs on display
form part of Israel's 40th anni-
versary celebrations.
The exhibition is featured at
the Jerusalem Municipal
Museum in the Citadel by the
Jaffa Gate. Sponsored by Jeru-
salem mayor Teddy Kollek, the
exhibition was funded by
Israel's 40th anniversary
committee and will be on show
for several months.
Historic Moments
In the lobby, before entering
the exhibition, is Rubinger's
most famous picture a group
of Israeli parachutists looking
up in awe at the newly Liber-
ated Western Wall on the third
day of the Six-Day War, June
7, 1967. It's a picture that
captures a historic moment
and in the faces of the young
soldiers can be seen an un-
fathomable mixture of exhaus-
tion, elation, disbelief, triumph
and fulfillment, reflecting both
the human condition and the
Jewish predicament of exile
Photographer David Rubinger poses beside one of his pictures, a silhouette of Israel's first prime
minister David Ben Gurion, at his new photographic exhibition "Witness to an Era." WZPS
and return. "If a photographer
is lucky enough to witness and
snap one moment like that,"
says Rubinger, "and leave his
picture for posterity, then
dayenu (that's good enough."
Rubinger has himself both
observed and been a part of
modern Jewish history. Born
in Vienna in 1924 he reached
Eretz Yisrael in 1939 with
Youth Aliyah. Most of his
family perished in the Holo-
caust, in 1951 he began his
photographic career and in
1954 undertook his first
assignments for Time maga-
Rubinger's exhibition is
arranged by themes rather
than chronologically. Most of
the pictures are in black and
white, though many of the
most recent photographs are
in color. In sections entitled
"On The Way Home," and
"Found Horizons," Rubinger
captures the hope of the
millions of new immigrants as
they arrive by boat and plane
to begin a new life in Eretz
Hope, Death, Loneliness
Perhaps the most poignant
picture from these sections is
from the 70's. An elderly
Russian couple, their faces
lined from a life of suffering
and disillusionment, sit in a
bare Israeli apartment
surrounded only by their suit-
cases. For them homecoming
was clearly a bewildering
experience. But other pictures
of small immigrant children,
their faces brimming with
hope, depict the more optim-
istic side of the ingathering of
the exiles.
If Rubinger is strongest at
letting faces tell their own
story, he can sometimes do the
same with just a hand. In a
section entitled "Between
Heaven and Earth," his
pictures deal with death. The
most striking, taken during
the War of Attrition, 1971, is
of a single hand, buried in the
sand of the Sinai Desert.
In a section called "Seers cf
Their Time," we are presented
with a series of portraits of
Israel's political leaders. Ben
Gurion appears prophetic,
Teddy Kollek typically ener-
getic. But in most of these
pictures, as Golda Meir smokes
a cigarette in a quiet Knesset
corner, and Menachem Begin
walks away from the Knesset
podium, Rubinger seems to
capture the loneliness of life as
a leader.
CJF to New Orleans
The Council of Jewish
Federations has announced
that its 57th General Assembly
will be held Nov. 16-20 in New
Orleans. Pre-assembly session
for women's division, large
city budgeting conference and
leadership development will be
held Nov. 15.
This year's CJF assembly
theme is "Aretvim Zeh Bazeh:
Responsibility and Service,
Federation's Role in Creating
a Caring Community."
Mingled with tours of New
Orleans' French Quarter, will
be plenary sessions on the
topics of U.S. elections and
U.S.-Israeli relations.
Domestic issues will focus on
the 1990 World Jewish Popula-
tion Study; Jewish needs and
concerns in a continental
society; servicing the next
generation; maintaining the
sense of mission, creativity
and vitality; analyzing U.S.
and Israeli elections; women's
response to a tradition of
caring; financial resource
development; and preparing
new leadership for new reali-
The international agenda
will touch on issues of Middle
East peace; Israel-Diaspora
relations; strengthening advo-
cacy for Soviet and Ethiopian
Jewry; the revitalized Jewish
Agency; and understanding
the changing Arab world.
Israel Could Destroy Missiles
JERUSALEM (INB) Israel may have no choice but to
destroy the Chinese missiles recently purchased by Saudi
Arabia, according to a leading Israeli expert.
Dr. Alex Bligh, an authority on Saudi Arabian affairs at the
Truman Institute of Hebrew University, warned last week that
"Israel will have to destroy the missile batteries if they are fitted
with chemical or nuclear weapons."
American Jewish leaders presented a signed
etching by Israeli artist Amram Ebgi to Vice
President and Mrs. George Bush at a recep-
tion in the Bush's Washington house. Ebgi's
work depicts Israel's hopes for peace and pays
tribute to the Jewish state on its 40th anniver-
sary. Bush responded that U.S.-Israel rela-
tions are "vital to our country" and trans-
cend political party and political ideology.
Present, from left, were: Morris Abram.
chairman of the Conference of Major Amer-
ican Jewish Organizations; Mrs. Bush; the
vice president; Moshe Arad, Israel's ambas-
sador to the U.S.; Howard M. Squadron,
chairman of the National Committee for
Israel's 40th Anniversary, who presented the
etching to Bush; and Malcolm Hoenlein, execu-
tive director of the Presidents Conference.

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Community Calendar
Compiled by Craig Lustgarten,
Federation, 748-8400.
Foster Grandparent Program:
Meeting. 9 a.m. Seagull School,
Fort Lauderdale. 764-8204.
Silver Summer Concert Series:
Outdoor Big-Band Concert. 7 p.m.
Esplanade at Coral Square. 344-
Young Business and Profes-
sional Division, Jewish Federa-
tion: Party in the Park. 11 a.m.
TY Park, Hollywood. 748-8400.
Women's American ORT,
Tamarac Chapter: Luncheon and
Card Party. 11:30 a.m. Italian-
American Club. 722-1743.
HURT Support Group: Meeting.
7:30 p.m. West Lauderdale
Baptist Church. 565-9953.
A Diversified
Jewish Quiz
1- Is there a volume in the
Talmud to be recommended for the
study of ethical conduct?
t- What is the Biblical origin
for the "Shiva" seven day
mourning period?
S-At what age, according to the
Bible did the Levitts, who served
in the Temple in Jerusalem were
required to retire?
i- Was it also true for Rabbis?
5- Which of the brothers of
Joseph treated him kindly?
6- Where in the U.S. of
America was the first Jewish
community established?
7- Who was Ludwig Lewisohn?
8- What is remarkable about
Abe Simon, the Jewish Heavy-
weight Boxer?
9- What is the name of a
monthly magazine published by
the American Jewish Committee?
10- What did the'Jews in the
seventeenth century promise the
1- The tractate Avot, fortun-
ately it is found in the traditional
daily Prayer Book (Siddur).
2- When Joseph and his
brothers mourned seven days for
their father, Jacob.
3- Fifty (Numbers 8:25-26)
4- Rabbi Hai Gaon, head of the
Babylonian Academy in Pumbe-
dita was 90 years and active to the
end, and others, proving that it
was not customary throughout
Jewish history for Rabbis to
retire, if they could still carry out
their duties.
5- Reuben, the first born.
6- New Amsterdam (New
York) in 1654.
7- Writer, translator, critic,
lecturer and Professor at Bran-
deis University.
8- He fought Joe Louis twice
and in one fight lasted as far as
the 13th round, where it was
considered an accomplishment to
last 13 minutes with the "Brown
9- Commentary.
10- "To look after our poor and
to bury our dead."
Lubavitcher Lesson
Editor's Note: An interesting anecdote from a Floridan contri-
buting poet.
Several years ago, I had a close encounter with a "wild bunch,"
not with that notorious group of "Green Berets," not with Marlon
Brando's motorcycle gang, but incredibly with a class of Chasidic
youth aspiring to be Rabins.'
It all took place at a Lubavitcher Center in the Crown Heights
section of Brooklyn, N.Y., An unforgettable experience ...
As a Spanish teacher, I had been assigned to teach Spanish to
this boisterous crew of orthodox Chasidim. The Jewish
community of Crown Heights at that time was indeed chock full of
followers of the Chasidic philosophy and way of life. Dressed in
Eastern and Central European garb (with tzitzit et al) they could
be seen everywhere in the building and around the neighborhood.
It was in this environment, rather new and different for me,
that I found myself struggling to teach and keep control.
The actions of my embryonic rabbis were spontaneous,
personal, and happy. I was impressed by the fact that there was
no formalized rote of the Shul. Theirs was a joyous worship of
simple faith and everyday pleasures. "G-d can be worshipped
anywhere directly and simply. It seems this is their going creed,
G-d requires no Synagogue, except "in the heart."
I knew that these Chasidim preferred gay songs to magisterial
invocations. They danced and clapped hands while singing out the
Lord's praises, and they invited group expressions of religious
rapture. Consequently, I thought it would be suitable to teach
them a happy Spanish song, the well-known "La Cucuracha"
(The Cockroach):
"La cucuracha, la cucuracha, ya no quiera caminar, porque to
tiene, porque le falta limonada que tomar." (The cockroach, the
cockroach no longer wants to walk, because it doesn't have,
because it needs to drink lemonade).
The response to the song was immediate, loud, and tremendous.
Unbelievably so. My young rabbis happily ran around the
classroom in a frenzy! Pandemonium broke loose, I had touched
the nerve of passion in their souls! .
However, a few days later, the Lubavitcher Rebbe reprimanded
me for making the "wild bunch" even wilder. "Please, Mr.
Gould," he screamed, "don't teach them such a stimulating song!
The whole building from the floor to the rafters keeps shaking!"
I backed away in contriteness, but I couldn't help but feel that
the situation would have been a whole lot worse had I not changed
the word "marijuana" to the tamer "limonada."
I had come to give a lesson at Lubavitcher to a class of
impressionable students, but it turned out that / was the one who
learned a lesson:
"Never teach an excessively provocative song to a class that is
so excessively vulnerable."
The excitement I had so unwittingly instigated proved more
than they could take.
News From The State of Israel Bonds
Temple Beth Israel and State of Israel Bonds
honored Helaine and Mel Grebler. From left are
Temple president, Stuart Epstein; Scott and
Jodi Grebler; Helaine and Mel Grebler, speaker
Ambassador Zvi Brosh; chairman Mort Garber
and co-chairman Wayne Berman.
Sunrise Jewish Center and State of Israel Bonds
honored Lucie and Leslie Stern at a Night in
Israel event and presented them with the Israel
Bonds Shema Yisrael Award. Pictured, from
left, are Nat Pearlman, Leonard Goldman,
Leslie Stern, Lucie Stern, Bruce Fineman, and
Phil Nelson.
Century Village Leaders
Spend Time Working in Israel
Irving and Esther Friedman
live in Century Village of Deer-
field Beach, but this past winter
they spent three months working
and touring the land of Israel as
part of the B'nai B'rith Active
Retirees in Israel program (ARI).
Active in Federation/UJA, Irving
is a member of the Board's Ad-
visory Committee.
The ARI program began five
years ago, and since its modest in-
ception has enjoyed tremendous
growth. This year, accommoda-
tions are being made for 1,000
people from all over the world.
Irving Friedman stated, "One
pays for the privilege of becoming
part of the program, which in-
cludes transportation, tours, and
This past winter, the Friedmans
joined other volunteers to work in
libraries, schools, hospitals, and
other institutions in and around
the city of Netanya. Irving taught
Ethiopian immigrants in English
and Esther worked in an
Alzheimer's center.
Their afternoons were spent on
tours of the land and listening to
lectures on many topics.
Irving Friedman talked about
why he went to Israel and what he
found the situation to be there.
"I find it painful that many of
our Jewish people are turning
away from interest in Israel
The Friedman's
because of distorted reporting in
the media," he said. "That is why
we went, and we had a commit-
ment that when we came back we
would tell the truth about what is
happening we saw nothing in
Israel to make people afraid to
visit there."
Friedman added that tourism is
the number one industry in Israel
and it should be encouraged
despite the efforts of the PLO to
destroy the country.
The other reason the couple en-
joyed going to Israel on the ARI
program is because of the friend-
ships that were made.
Friedman stated, "The kind of
friendship and camaraderie
developed among the group was
marvelous each person who
came back has worked hard to
spread the word about all the
wonderful experiences they had."
At the Annual 3rd Donor Luncheon of the Women's League for
Israel, Coconut Creek Chapter, from left, Regina Wermiel,
Chapter presidium president; Muriel Lunden, National presi-
dent; Annette Kaye, Region president and Lee Paxson, presidium
New Alzheimer Therapy
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the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.
The Clinic, directed by a US trained and educated
physician, is a self supporting treatment center
offering THA Therapy to Alzheimer's Disease
patients at early to moderate stages of the Disease.
THA is currently undergoing medical evaluation,
but is not yet available to patients in the United States.
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On Saturday morning, July
2, Heather Kaplan, daughter
of Ed and Judy Kaplan, will be
called to the Torah in honor of
her Bat Mitzvah at Temple
Beth Orr in Coral Springs.
Federation CRC Wants You!
The Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale is seeking the participation of Jewish
community organizations on our committees during the upcoming
season. If your organization is interested in representation on the
CRC, please send the name of a contact person from the
organization, along with their address and phone number to Joel
Telles, CRC director, Jewish Federation, 8358 W. Oakland Park
Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fl. 33351.
Synagogue Directory
1447 Lyona Road, Coconut Creek 33063. Servieea: Daily 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8
p.m.. Saturday 9 a.m., 5 p.m. Rabbi Avrosi Drazia. Caator Yeaada Heilbnuu.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660), 9101 NW 57th St, Tamarac, 33321.
Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Late Friday service 8 p.m.
Saturday 8:46 a.m. Rabbi Kart F. Stoee.
TEMPLE BETH AHM (431-6100), 9730 Stirling Road. Hollywood, 38024. Services:
daily 8 a.m.; Monday Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m., Sabbath morning8:45 a.m.
Rabbi Avraha- Kapaek Cuter Erie Malsabaass.
TEMPLE BETH AM (9744650). 7206 Royal Palm Blvd.. Margate. 33063. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9
a.m., 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 5 p.m. Rabbi Paal Plotkia. Rabbi Esseritms, Dr.
SoioasoB GeM. Caatar Irviag Graasssaa.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (742-4040). 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. Sunrise. 33813.
Services: Monday through Friday 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:46 a.m., 7:45 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. Rabbi Howard A. Addisoa. Caatar
Maarice A. Nee.
Blvd.. Deerfield Beach. 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 IA, 6 p.m.
Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m., and at candlelighting time. Rabbi
Joseph lunar Caatar Saabtal Arksnaaa.
TEMPLE B'NAI MOSHE (942-6380), 1434 SE 3rd St., Pompano Beach. 33060.
Services: Friday 8 p.m. Caatar Jeaaeeh Heilbraaa.
TEMPLE SHA'ARAY TZEDEK (741-0296), 4099 Pine Island Road. Sunrise,
33321. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m.; Late Friday service 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:46 a.m., 6 p.m. Rabbi Raadall Kaadgsbarg. Caatar Barry Black,
Caator EaMritas Jack Marcaaat.
TEMPLE SHOLOM (9424410). 1S2 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach, 33060. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m., evenings: Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m.,
Friday evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 am. Rabbi Albert Trey. Caatar Niseis
Blvd.. Margate, 33068. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:16 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Late
Friday service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:46 a.m.; 6:30 p.m. Caatar Jed Coaea.
Lauderhill, 3S31S. 8orkoa. Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m.; 6:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:46 a.m. Rabbi Israel Helper*.
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH (fenserlv North Laaaereale Hebrew
Coagregatiaa) (722-7607), 64S6 W. Commercial Blvd.. Tamarac, FL 33319.
Services: Sunday to Friday at 7:46 a.m. Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday at 8:46 a.m.
Charles B. Frier, Priaisiat
Road, Coral Springs, 33066. Services: Monday through Friday 7 a.m.. Saturday 9
.m Sunday i a.m. Rabbi Yeesie Doabarg.
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684), 4361 W. Oakland Park Blvd..
Lauderdale Lakes, 33313. Servieea: 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, 38361. Services: Sunday through Friday 6:46 a.m., 8 a.m., 6:16 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.. 5:30 p.m. Stady rreaae: Mea. Saadays fellowiag services;
Woasem. Taeedars > p.m. Rabbi Area Llitirans
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEEFIELD BEACH (421-1367), 1880 W. Hillsboro Blvd.,
Deerfield Beach, 33441. Servieea: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. and sundown.
Saturday 8:46 a.m. and sundown: Joseph M. Reiaer. PriiHiat
Stirling Road, Fort Lauderdale. SS312. 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 (7264683), 8675 W. McNab Road, Tamarac.
33321. Services: Daily 8 a.m., mincha 5 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Ceagregatiea pridlsat: He
i Fleischer.
RAMAT SHALOM (472-8600), 11801 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 33325.
Servieea: Friday. 8:16 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Rabbi Eliot BUddeD. Caator Bella
TEMPLE BET TIKVAH (741-8088), 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste. 802.
Sunrise. 33361. Servieea: Friday 8 p.m. Rabbi Dois Wald. Caatar Raa Graaer.
TEMPLE BETH ORR (753-3232). 2161 Riverside Dr.. Coral Springs, 33065.
Servieea: Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. Rabbi Mark W. Gross.
Menorah Chapels, 2306 W. Hillaboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. 38441, Friday 8 p.m.
Rabbi Nataaa H. Piaa. Caator Morris Lsviasaa.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL (781-2310). 8246 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes.
33311. Services: Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or celebration of
Bar Bat Mitvah. Rabbi Jeffrey Bailee. Caator Rita Share.
TEMPLE KOL AMI (472-1988), 8200 Peters Road, Plantation. 33324. Servjeee:
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. Rabbi SaeWoa J. Harr. Caator Freak
Friday night services twice monthly at Calvary Preabytenan Church. 8860
Coconut Creek Parkway. 33066. Rabbi Brace 8. Warebal. Caatar Jacob Barkia.
TEMPLE BAT YAM (9284410), 6161 NE Ij***?^*1, *** "-*
Service: Weekly on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. Rabbi Lewis Lrttaaa.
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At the Kosher Nutrition Programs...
Fridays are a special delight for
long time Kosher Nutrition partic-
ipant Evelyn Rabinowitz. The
Jewish Federation recently began
to provide transportation to resi-
dents of Pine Island Ridge on
Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, and Evelyn can now
participate in the special Shabbat
programs held in the Nutrition
Programs on Friday mornings.
Evelyn is shown giving thanks
and appreciation to Rev. Milton
Kurz of the Cantor's Association
Florida, for the wonderful
Shabbat service to be performed.
Evelyn warmly thanked Rev.
Kutz for bringing memories of her
childhood in Europe when she
attended Shule with her beloved
father. Thank you Rev. Kurz for
the special Shabbat you gave to
the elderly of the Kosher Nutri-
tion Program!
The Board of Trustees of
Temple Emanu-El has announced
the election of Rabbi Edward
Maline to the pulpit of the Temple
beginning in August. Rabbi
Maline, who served congregations
in the Boston, Philadelphia and
Chicago areas, was ordained at
the Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion in Cincinnati,
On Thursday evening, July 7,
Temple Bat Yam will host an
evening for Singles with Dr. Joel
Kimmel, who will speak on
"Stress: What it is and How to
Deal With It." The program will
begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission
is $3. For more information, call
the Temple at 928-0410.
Rev. Kurz and Evelyn.
Anyone in North Broward
County planning a trip to the
Soviet Union, please contact
Joel Telles, Community Rela-
tions Committee Director at
the Jewish Federation, 748-
8400, for important informa-
tion or an orientation.
B'nai B'rith Hillel has awarded
literary prizes to six university
students who competed in two
contests initiated in 1987. The
first B'nai B'rith Hillel National
Arts and Culture contest, open to
graduate and undergraduate
students, honored first, second
and third place winners in two
categories. The poetry contest
was won by David Gewanter. The
short story contest, co-sponsored
Samuel Scheck Hillel
Community Day
School Graduates 39
At the Samuel Scheck Hillel
Community Day School, 39
students took part in this year's
graduation, held in the Friedman-
Uhler auditorium recently.
Greetings were given by
Michael Scheck, school president.
Diplomas were presented by
Rabbi Menachem Raab, Dean; Dr.
Jerome Levy, Principal; and
Rabbi Jay Neufeld, Judaic studies
Special awards went to class
valedictorians Jennifer Lerer in
Judaic studies and Susan Gins-
berg in General studies. The Salu-
tatorian in both General and
Judaic studies was Rebecca Gold-
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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-
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us to kindle the Sabbath light.
by B'nai B'rith International
Jewish Monthly, was won by
Michael Colnnese.
Reese Feldman, National Presi-
dent of Women's American ORT,
inspired many large donations at
the recent Gala for Giving, an
annual luncheon honoring major
contributors from Dade, Broward
and Palm Beach counties. The
event helped raise a quarter of a
million dollars for ORT Schools
here and abroad.
The United States provided the
largest contingent of participants
at the Sixth International Leader-
ship Conference of the Weizmann
Institute the first to be held in
Israel. Thirty-Eight Americans
joined in meetings and events in
Jerusalem and Rehovot. A total of
150 Weizmann supporters from
18 overseas countries took part.
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