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Volume 17 Number 29
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, December 30, 1988
Price: 35 cents
Talking With The PLO...
Most Organizations
Support Move
few exceptions, major Ameri-
can Jewish groups said they
understood U.S. Secretary of
State George Shultz's decision
to allow "substantive talks"
between representatives of the
United States and the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization.
The Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith said the
United States is "living up to
its commitments." Both the
American Jewish Congress
and the American Jewish
Committee said Shultz acted
"correctly." The Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions called the decision a "vic-
tory" for Shultz.
But while agreeing that the
PLO seemed to have accepted
the U.S. government's condi-
tions for dialogue, nearly all
news conference following President Reagan's declaration
that he had authorized the State Department to enter into a
"substantive dialogue" with the Palestine Liberation
Organization (PLO), Secretary of State Georae Shultz fields
reporters' questions. "Our object is not a dialogue," said
Shultz, "our object is peace." (APfWide World Photo)
the groups released state-
ments demanding that PLO
leader Yasir Arafat be made to
match his "magic words" with
"Yasir Arafat has now met
the technical requirements for
a dialogue with the United
States, said Warren Eisen-
berg, director of the Interna-
tional Council of B'nai B'rith.
But, he added, "the PLO has
to show through deeds that it
has finally come to terms with
Israel's existence and intends
to pursue the path of peace
and eschew violence."
Morris Abram, chairman of
the Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish Or-
ganizations, said at a news
conference that Secretary of
State George Shultz believed
"honestly" that Arafat had
met U.S. demands for dia-
logue, as outlined in a 1975
U.S. Memorandum of Agree-
ment with Israel.
But Abram implied that the
United States should ask even
more of the PLO, and he went
so far as to spell out one of
those deeds.
In a statement drafted at a
meeting with representatives
of the 46 Conference of Presi-
dents constituent organiza-
tions, Abram said that the
PLO should be made to repudi-
ate its National Covenant.
"There can be no progress
toward peace in the Middle
East if the PLO insists on
adhering to the covenant its
CJF Executive Vice President Carmi Schwartz and Associate
Executive Vice President Donald Feldstein review the over
100,000 signatures received to date on petitions opposing any
change in Israel's Law of Return. The petition drive was
organized by the Council of Jewish Federations in cooperation
with its 00 member Federations. AH petitions were packaged
and delivered to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir by a
team of Federation leaders.
basic political document
which calls on Palestinian
A rabs 'to repel the Zionist and
imperialist aggression against
the Arab homeland' and
demands 'the elimination of
Zionism in Palestine,' said
AJCongress said the United
States should demand assur-
ances that PLO terrorism has
ended, that Arafat accept Res-
olution 242 unencumbered by
any other UN resolutions and
that Arafat say to the Arab
world what he has been saying
in the Western press.
Theodore Ellenoff, president
of AJCommittee, added to the
list of demands that the United
Continued on Page 5
future acts of terrorism are
traceable to the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization, the
United States will expect
those involved to be expelled
from the PLO, the State
Department's top specialist on
the Middle East said.
In such a scenario, the
United States "will expect the
PLO leadership to disassociate
itself from the terrorist act
and to take disciplinary action,
"including expelling those
involved from the organiza-
tion," said Richard Murphy,
assistant secre iary of state for
Near Eastern and South Asian
affairs. He spoke on ABC-TV's
"This Week with David Brink-
ley" program.
President-elect George Bush
reiterated that position when
he told a news conference that
opening a dialogue with the
PLO does not mean the United
States is softening its opposi-
tion to terrorism.
"I don't care whether it
comes from a faction of the left
No Tolerance for Terrorism
or from the center or right or
wherever. I don't think that
we should indicate any willing-
ness to be tolerant of terror-
ism from the PLO," Bush said.
But it appears that the
United States will not hold the
PLO accountable for continued
violence in the Israeli-admini-
stered territories, as it wUl in
other parts of the world.
Another top State Department
policymaker drew a distinction
Between acts of terrorism and
the year-old Palestinian up-
rising in the territories.
"The intifada when it
emerged was not a byproduct-
of a PLO decision; it reflected
a reaction to prolonged occu-
pation. So the reaction of peo-
ple to occupation is not going
to cease immediately,'
Michael Armacost, under-
secretary of state for political
affairs, said on CBS-TV's
"Face the Nation."
Also speaking on the CBS
Srogram was Israeli Foreign
[inister Shimon Peres, who
left the door open to talks with
PLO members who are not
"shooting or killing."
Peres said he is "ready to sit
with every Palestinian, no
matter what his biography
was, if he is not shooting and
killing, if he is ready to talk, if
he represents his people, and if
he seeks peace."
Asked about a possible next
step for Israel to take, follow-
ing the PLO's move to re-
cognize Israel, Peres said that
his country must first see that
Arafat's renunciation of ter-
rorism is sincere. "Let's wait a
month, a couple of months,
and see if this is really going to
happen," Peres suggested.
A key obstacle to Israel
believing Arafat is sincere may
be whether it considers the
PLO accountable for continued
Palestinian violence in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Peres said he includes
such violence as traceable to
Arafat "We see to include it,
because for .us, if a baby is
being killed*6r wounded by a
stone, what does it matter
what is the name?"
He presented a challenge to
the PLO on the West Bank. "If
the Palestinians would stop
violence right away, yester-
day, the whole feeling, the
whole emotions in Israel would
be entirely different."
Peres said he believes the
PLO has recently moderated
its position. "Until now the
PLO would never say the
expression which is called
'peace' or the expression
which is called 'Israel.' They
wanted Israel without a peace
or a peace without an Israel."
But, he added, "now the
question is: Is that a change in
the language or is that a
change in the position?"
In contrast to Peres, Likud
Knesset member Binyamin
Netanyahu, appearing on the
Brinkley show, seemed to
reject any PLO moderation
outright. "The PLO uses
declarations of peace as a tac-
tic of war," he said. He noted
that Winston Churchill, Great
Britain's prime minister dur-
ing World War II, "refused to
have any dealings with Hitler"
Continued on Page S


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 30, 1988
Na'amat USA
The Gilah chapter will meet
Wednesday, Jan. 15, noon, at
Temple Beth Israel. A slide
show on the life of Will Rogers
will be shown. Plans have been
made to hold the Chai lunch-
eon Wednesday, Feb. 8. For
information: 421-8906. Also
scheduled are a theater party
to see "Gigi" at the Royal
Palm Dinner Theatre and a
three-day, two night, Mother's
Day Weekend. For informa-
tion: 721-7138.
B'nai B'rith Women
Ocean Chapter No. 1628
will hold its annual fund raiser
Wednesday, Jan. 11, noon, at
Joseph's Restaurant. High-
light of the luncheon, which
will benefit the Children's
Home in Israel, will be enter-
tainment by Betty Mac. Cou-
vert is $25 and reservations
must be made by Jan. 5. For
information: 785-0661 or
National Council of
Jewish Women
The University Section held
a holiday party for the children
at the Golden Acres Child Care
Center in Pompano Beach.
The center was "adopted" by
the NCJW section as part of
its Challenge Project: a nation-
wide program of community
service, education and advo-
cacy on quality child care.
More than 150 children, six
months to four-and-one-half
years old, attended the party.
B'nai B'rith
Plantation Lodge No. 2966
will meet Thursday, Jan. 5,
7:30 p.m., at the Deicke audito-
rium, 5701 Cypress Road. For
information: 792-9207.
Wynmoor Lodge No. 3097
will hold its next regular
meeting Sunday, Jan. 19, 9:30
a.m., in the Conservative
Synagogue of Coconut Creek,
Lyons Plaza.
League For Israel
The Coconut Creek chapter
will hold its paid-up member-
ship breakfast Tuesday, Jan.
17, 9:30 a.m., at the Ted
Thomas Activity Center. A
musical program will be pre-
Kol Ami Educator At Conference
Tirza Arad, the educational
director at Temple Kol Ami of
Plantation, was one of the
Reform Jewish educators, who
attended the 34th annual
National Association of Tem-
ple Educators Conference in
Chicago. NATE is the profes-
sional organization of over 600
men and women from Canada.
England, Israel, the Republic
of South Africa and the U.S.,
who are the educators, princi-
pals, rabbis and cantors
responsible for providing the
leadership in religious educa-
tion for congregations affili-
ated with the Union of Ameri-
can Congregations (UAHC).
The theme of the conference
was "Kaleidoscope: Vision of
Jewish Education." Speakers
at the conference included
Benjamin S. Bloom, professor
of education at the University
of Chicago and Northwestern
University; Rabbi Alexander
M. Schindler, president of
UAHC; Rabbi Alan D. Breg-
man, director of the Great
Lakes Region/Chicago Federa-
tion of Reform Congregations
of the UAHC and a consultant
on various aspects of syna-
gogue life and outreach to sin-
gle Jewish persons; Rabbi
Joseph Reimer, whose special
field of expertise is in the area
of moral education and family
involvement in Jewish educa-
tion; Mvriam Mendelow, foun-
der and director of "Lifeline,"
an organization in Jerusalem
which conducts workshops
designed to teach the elderly
skills to enable them to become
self-supporting; and Sara Lee,
director of the Rhea Hirsch
School of Education.
New Torah Honors Henrietta Kalish
The Sisterhood of Temple
Beth Israel of Deerfield Beach
presented a Sefer Torah to the
Temple in honor of Sister-
hood s past president and cur-
rent fund raising vice presi-
dent, Henrietta Kalish.
A week-end long program
began Friday, Dec. 23 with
Sisterhood's participation in
evening services. A special
Oneg Shabbat, hosted by
Brotherhood was also given.
On Saturday, Dec. 24, Can-
^tor Shabtai Ackerman,
S together with a number of
3 other cantors, dedicated the
2 service to Sisterhood and Hen-
-j rietta Kalish.
g Formal presentation of the
| Torah took place Sunday after-
|noon, Dec. 25. The Temple's
j board of directors removed the
~ 10 Torahs presently in the Ark
land greeted the new Sefer
a Torah, which was carried
under a Chupah. David Win-
ters and his Klezmirim led the
procession temple, where cere-
monies were held, followed by
a collation hosted by the Sis-
Ben Like, the temple's ritual
chairman, was overall chair-
man. Sidney Ivler is Temple
president; Shirley Vergel,
Fran Massel and Helen Wein-
stein, Sisterhood presidium.
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other accidents. The team is
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tional relief and development
organization of the American
Jewish community which
assists people in the develop-
ing world regardless of religi-
ous or ethnic background.
Sunday Concert
The Men's Club of Temple
Emanu-El of Greater Fort
Lauderdale will sponsor a Sun-
day afternoon concert Jan. 15,
at 2 p.m., with a varied musical
program by Cantorial Soloist
Kim Olshansky.
Also featured will be Bess
Shubin, a former violinist with
the Philharmonic Orchestra of
Florida and a member of Tem-
ple Emanu-El. Tickets are $5.
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Friday, December 30, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
Students Memorialize Holocaust Victims
t* .
Dec. 30 5:22 p.m.
Jan. 6 5:27 p.m.
Jan. 13 5:32 p.m.
Jan. 20 5:37 p.m.
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Dr. Lily Ratok, left, is this year's recipient ofNa'amat's Beba
Idelson Prize for her research on women's poetry in Israel.
Named for a former secretary general of Na'amat, the annual
prize is awarded by the organization's Status of Women
Department for outstanding research on women's contributions
to society in a specific field. Congratulating Dr. Ratok are Masha
Lubelsky, center, secretary general of Na'amat, and Haviva
AvirGuy, right, chairman of the selection committee.
Seek Witness
To Nazi Atrocities
Canadian authorities are
undertaking investigations
into events in Slovakia (Cze-
choslovakia) between 1938-
1944, when the state was
under the rule of the Hlinka
Slovak People's Party and a
satellite of Germany. The
Royal Canadian Mounted
Police are soliciting witnesses
to the anti-Jewish legislation
in Slovakia; and the arrest or
confinement, deportation and
execution of Jews from Brati-
slava, Bardejov, Banska
Bystrica, Krupina and Kren-
. The U.S. Justice Depart-
ment's Office of Special Inves-
tigations (OSI) is seeking to
identify and interview persons
imprisoned at the Auschwitz I
concentration camp in Silesia
between Nov. 1942 and Nov.
1944. OSI has been investigat-
ing an alleged member of an
SS guard company assigned to
the that camp.
Individuals with any infor-
mation are asked to contact
Bessy Pupko, World Jewish
Congress, 501 Madison Ave-
nue, N.Y. 10022, (212) 755-
Redeeming a pledge made in
front of the barbed wire fence
of the Nazi death camp, Bir-
kenau, a group of Dade, Brow-
ard and Palm Beach County
students, participants in this
year's March of the Living,
will dedicate a local memorial
for the six million who per-
ished during the Holocaust.
The students, who were cho-
sen by the Central Agency for
Jewish Education (CAJE),
sponsors of Student Partici-
pants of the March of the
Detain Fisherman
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel is
trying to obtain the release of
four fishermen from Eilat
detained by Egypt for violat-
ing its territorial waters on the
Red Sea. Israeli military
sources said that according to
their investigation, the Egyp-
tian authorities in Nueiba were
justified in seizing the men and
their boat.
Apparently they were sail-
ing within 50 yards of the
Egyptian shore, m violation of
an Israeli-Egyptian agreement
Living, will gather with area
rabbis and cantors Sunday,
Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m., at Menorah
Memorial Gardens, 2100 West
Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale.
The dedication of Memorial
Stele is cosponsored by CAJE
and Menorah Chapels.
The project was initiated by
one of the marchers, Daniel
Ballon, who preserved and
brought back to the U.S. ashes
and soil from the death camps
visited on the students' trip.
The memorial will feature
etched and carved granite
depicting the gates of the
entrance to Auschwitz. The
design and propery were also
provided by Menorah Memo-
rial Gardens.
The students had concluded
their trip to Poland with a visit
to Israel. In remembrance of
this affirmation of life, soil
from the Mount of Olives will
be sealed within the memorial
No Tolerance
Continued from Page 1
prior to or during the war.
He also argued that the
opening of a U.S. dialogue
with the PLO has "made peace
much more difficult," by push-
ing away Palestinian Arabs
"who want to look for a real
negotiation, a real coexistence
with Israel."
Finally, on NBC-TV's "Meet
the Press," White House Chief
of Staff Kenneth Duberstein,
the first Jew to hold that post,
said the administration con-
sidered domestic fallout from
U.S. Jews when reaching its
decision to begin talks with the
He attributed the minimal
amount of American Jewish
criticism of Secretary of State
Shultz's decision to "an awful
lot of confidence in Ronald
Reagan and George Shultz and
the very special commitment
that there is between this
government and the Israeli
Miles Lerman, a Holocaust
survivor and chairman of the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Council's international rela-
tions committee, has been
appointed national chairman
of "A Campaign to Remem-
ber." The Campaign's goal is to
raise $147 million for the
construction and endowment of
the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum adjacent to the
National Mall in Washington,
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, December 30, 1988
A Forward Step
Responding to appeals both from President
Herzog and top representatives of world
Jewry, Prime Minister Shamir has formed a
coalition government in Israel.
Both the Likud and Labor party leaders had
to overcome major opposition internally to
achieve the new agreement. But the selection
of the top cabinet posts appears to be the most
representative alignment possible.
While Washington seemed to prefer the
Peres stance in favor of an international peace
conference, neither the Reagan-Bush Admin-
istration nor world Jewry is likely to protest
the final coalition.
There are those who have hastily concluded
that the new Israeli government is unable to
meet the challenges inherent in the PLO's new
political power.
A far better attitude is to give both Shamir's
coalition and President-Elect Bush time to set
their respective agendas. What has waited 40
years can wait a Few more weeks.
Reaction To The Inevitable
Would that we were wrong.
For 13 years now, the United States has
stood firm in a principled posture neither to
acknowledge, deal nor negotiate with the
Palestine Liberation Organization. Former
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and
later President Reagan laid the foundation
for any potential dialogue by demanding a
troika of prerequisites: that the PLO explicitly
recognize the State of Israel; that the PLO
renounce rather than simply denounce
terrorism in all its forms; and that the PLO
recognize UN Resolutions 242 and 338 as the
bases for a peace settlement.
Finally, a catch-22 scenario. In spite of the
U.S. insistence that PLO Chairman Yasir
Arafat was too much of a terrorist to be
eligible for a visa for entry purposes, Secret-
ary of State George Shultz was forced to open
talks with the PLO because its recalcitrant
titular head finally uttered the requisite
The open sesame salvo may indeed be a
Pandora's box instead.
Like the mythical figure whose action
released into the world untold ills, the verbal
transaction of this week past will surely have
repercussions rippling on shores far from
landlocked Switzerland.
The first and foremost, from this paper's
perspective, is that Israel should be left
even by perception in a singularly lonely
and isolated political locale. While the United
States has reiterated time and again that its
overture was one of contact rather than
substantive negotiations, it appears on the
world screen that Israel is the last player to
make its entrance.
To add to the isolation, Israel is now being
portrayed as intransigent when in fact its
position is one of self-protection.
In an interview last week with The Jewish
Floridian, Meir Rosenne, former ambassador
from Israel to the United States, suggested

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that instead of a three-prong test for the PLO,
as dictated by the U.S., Israel has its own
two-part litmus test to measure PLO sincer-
According to Rosenne, Israel needs to see a
change in the PLO covenant which pres-
ently calls for the destruction of a Zionist
presence rather than a vocal recognition.
And in lieu of a verbal renouncement of
terrorism, Israel demands a cessation of the
violence in the administered territories and
Now, in a clever ploy of diminished expecta-
tions, Arab League spokesmen and other
apologists for the PLO are excusing before
the fact terrorist actions against Zionist
targets. By explaining that Arafat cannot
control radicals within the umbrella organiza-
tion, the chairman may not be held responsible
for any such behavior that does not conform to
the newly revised international persona for
the PLO.
Consequently, Arafat has nothing to lose
according to this thesis. He won't be damned if
he does or doesn't stop the terrorist activities
of his Palestinian cohorts.
That, of course, is not what the United
States is demanding. Ronald Reagan used
language exquisite in its strength: the
renouncement of terrorism must be "perva-
sive and permanent" for the U.S. not to pull
out of these fledgling contacts. We support
that stance, which simply put is that the PLO
must match its words with deeds.
Still to be determined is whether the inti-
fada described by one Arab League as
"ennobling" the cause of Palestinian self-
determination will cease. Still to be decided
is how Arafat will be dealt with by radical
forces within his Oriental world. If his "float-
ing constituency" actually sees him as leading
the vanguard out of the third world of realpol-
itick, then perhaps the moves last week will
have been prescient.
Until and unless all appropriate and demo-
cratic demands are met by those 'former'
terrorists, we cannot but hold out skeptical
hope for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
Would that we were wrong.
No Swiss Ban on Neo-Nazis
GENEVA (JTA) The Swiss government decided there was
no need to implement a law barring Nazi activity in Switzerland,
because there was no actual threat.
Police Minister Arnol Kholer said after a debate on the subject
that the several neo-Nazi incidents that have occurred in recent
months represent no real danger to democracy.
He said the government would follow these "symptoms"
closely but would take no "exceptional action."
Tel Aviv U. Profs Elected
Four professors at Tel Aviv University were reelected to
the Knesset in the recent Israeli elections. All representing
different parties, the four are David Libsi, a law professor,
Labor Party; Yuval Ne'eman, a physics professor and
chairman of the Tahiya Party; Amnon Rubenstein, law
professor and chairman of the Center Party; and Avner
Shaki, a law professor, and chairman of the National
Religious Party.
U.S. Negative
On Settlements
The State Department reiter-
ated its longstanding position
that the establishment of addi-
tional Israeli settlements in
the administered territories is
"not helpful" in advancing
Middle East peace prospects.
Department spokeswoman
Phyllis Oakley would not com-
ment directly on a Likud-
Labor compromise to build
eight new settlements in the
coming year.
But she said the United
States considers the building
of new settlements as "not
helpful in moving toward the
comprehensive peace settle-
ment that we all desire."
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Friday, December 30, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 5
Continued from Page 1
States now "urge the Palestin-
ians in the territories to call off
the uprising" and "pursue
high-level talks with Israel" to
coordinate strategy on the
peace process.
The Union of Orthodox Jew-
ish Congregations of America,
which said the PLO "may have
met America's technical condi-
tions," said another "neces-
sary action" would be that the
PLO turn over Mohammed
(Abul) Abbas to Italy. He is
wanted there in connection
with the terrorist attack on the
cruise ship Achille Lauro.
The warmest words of praise
for Shultz came from Rabbi
Alexander Schindler, presi-
dent of Reform Judaism's
Schindler said in a statement
that the American decision
"represents a victory for
Secretary Shultz and his insist-
ence that the PLO meet the
conditions first laid down by
Secretary (Henry) Kissinger in
Even the often har-lined
Zionist Organization of
Ameria refrained from
directly criticizing Shultz,
although it called his decision
"troublesome" and a "sober
ing reality."
Only two of the larger organ
izations issuing statements,
the World Zionist Organiza-
tion-American Section and the
Simon Wiesenthal Center,
were critical of the U.S. deci-
Meleva Malka
For Singles
Under the auspices of the
Chabad Lubavitch of Florida,
the Mitzvah Campaign for Out-
reach and Crisis Intervention
will hold a Melava Malka for
Jewish singles, ages 20-40,
Saturday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2
The black-tie optional event
will feature live entertainment
and champagne and take place
at the home of Roxanne Lux in
Boca Pointe, Boca Raton.
Tax-deductible donation is
$18. Information: (407) 391-
0652 or (305) 538-6130.
Free Federal (unsiiniit
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Midrash Scholar
To Lecture Locally
Sherr Chairs Cardozo Dinner
Attorney Brian J. Sherr,
past president of the Jewish
Federation of Fort Lauderdale
and the Jewish Family Service
of Broward County, is serving
as chairman of a testimonial
dinner on behalf of Yeshiva
University's Benjamin N. Car-
dozo School of Law.
The dinner on Saturday,
Jan. 8, 6 p.m., at the Marriott
Cypress Creek Hotel in Fort
Lauderdale, will honor attor-
neys Alan S. Becker, Gary A.
Poliakoff and Jeffrey E.
Sherr, a Boca Raton resi-
dent, is senior partner in
Sherr, Tiballi, Fayne and
Schneider in Fort Lauderdale
and chairman of the board of
directors of First Southern
Bank in Boca Raton. He has
served as chairman of the real
property section of the Brow-
ard County Bar Association
Brian J. Sherr
and co-chairman of the Florida
Bar's condominium and
planned development commit-
tee. He is also a member of the
executive council of the Flor-
ida Bar's real property, pro-
bate and trust law section.
A member of the advisory
committee of the University of
Miami Law Center's Institute
on Condominium and Cluster
Developments, Sherr is the
author of numerous legal arti-
cles, and a lecturer on real
estate law.
A resident of Florida for the
past 18 years, he is a member
of Temple Beth El.
Becker, Poliakoff and Streit-
feld, in whose names a scholar-
ship will be established at Car-
dozo School of Law, are in
partnership in a law firm with
offices in Fort Lauderdale,
West Palm Beach, Sarasota,
Miami, Clearwater and Fort
Alan Becker served in the
Florida Attorney General's
Prof. Barton L. Visotzky
Prof. Burton L. Visotzky,
holder of the Appleman Chair
in Midrash and fnterreligious
Studies at Jewish Theological
Seminary (JTS) of America,
will be this year's visiting lec-
turer for the third annual
South Florida Scholar-in-
Residence Program, spon-
sored by JTS in conjunction
with the southeast regions of
the Rabbinical Assembly and
United Synagogue.
Author of "Louis Finkel-
stein: A Biography," "The
Midrash on Proverbs" and
"The Fathers of the World,"
Visotzky also serves as visiting
faculty at the University of
Cambridge and Oxford Univ-
ersity in England, Princeton
University, and the Union
Theological Seminary. He is
founder and director of the
Genesis Seminar, a monthly
study group of Christian and
Jewish Bible scholars and writ-
Dr. Visotzky's public appear-
ances include: Temple Beth
Israel, Sunrise, Friday, Jan. 6,
8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 7,
noon; Temple Sinai, Holly-
wood, Monday, Jan. 9, 7:30
p.m.; Aventura-Turnberry
Jewish Center, No. Miami
Beach, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7:30
p.m.; Sunrise Jewish Center,
Wednesday, Jan. 11,
7:30 p.m.; B'nai Torah Congre-
gation, Boca Raton, Thursday,
Jan. 12, 8 p.m.; and Temple
Beth Ahm of Pembroke Pines,
Friday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. and
Saturday, Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m.
office and was a state repre-
sentative 1972-1978. He is a
member of the board of direct-
ors of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale and
chairman of the board of
Guardian Savings and Loan
Gary Poliakoff is adjunct
professor of law at Nova Univ-
ersity Center for the Study of
Law, where he teaches condo-
minium law and practice.
Jeffrey Streitfeld is a mem-
ber of the board of directors of
the Greater Fort Lauderdale
Jewish Federation and a past
chairman of the Federation's
Lawyers Division.
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graduate, and professional
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University, America's oldest
and largest university under
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David Posnack JCC News
The David Posnack Jewish
Community Center will host a
Discovery Cruise to Nowhere
Thursday, Jan. 26. The bus
will leave the Meyerhoff
Senior Center, 3081 Taft
Street, Hollywood, at 8 a.m.;
the boat returns to the dock at
4:30 p.m. The $40 cost for
members, $45 for non-
members, includes transporta-
tion, entry onto ship, pool
activities, buffet meals, danc-
ing and a cabaret show. Regis-
tration must be completed by
Jan. 11.
The Senior Shalom Club is
open to anyone 55 and over.
Meetings are Thursdays, 10
a.m.-noon and programs are
social and educational. Meet-
ings -are free to members; $3
for non-members.
Senior Stretch and Flex, an
ongoing exercise program
geared for people 55 and over,
meets three times a week,
Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays, 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the
gym. The program is free for
members; $15 per week for
A support group for widow
and widowers, 55 and over,
continues to meet Mondays
through January 16, 10-11:30
a.m. (There will be no meeting
Jan. 2.) Members are free;
non-members pay $5 per ses-
For information about any of
these programs, contact Joyce
Daigler, 434-0499.
The David Posnack JCC is
located at 5850 So. Pine Isaldn
Road, Davie, 2 blocks west of
University Drive on Stirling
Ensign Bank has made a substantial investment in Israel's
economic development needs, by purchasing a $1 million Israel
note through the State of Israel Bonds program. Making the
presentation is Gerardo Terraferma, regional vice president of
Ensign Bank, which in addition to its branches in Dade,
Broward and Palm Beach counties, has banks in New York and
New Jersey. Accepting the check are Sidney Cooperman, center,
national vice chairman of the State of Israel Bonds Organization,
and Esther K. Belfer, executive director of the Greater Miami
Israel Bonds campaign.
Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat,
speaking in an interview with the Yugoslav newspaper,
Politika was asked if he believed a Palestinian state would
exist in five years.
"If God is willing, it will be within two years," Arafat
reportedly told the paper. Ending a one-day visit to Belgrade,
the latest stop in an international tour to gain support for an
independent Palestine, Arafat said the PLO is working on the
creation of a provisional government-in-exile.
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"A Special Family Event," a fundraiser sponsored by Jewish
Family Service of Broward County. Rabbi Robert Frazin, center,
and Cantor Israel Rosen, right, both of Temple Solel in
Hollywood, led the ceremony assisted by children from the
audience and Deborah Hahn, far left, president of Jewish Family
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Synagogue Directory
1447 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek 38068. Services: Sunday through Friday, 8:00
a.m.; Saturday through Thursday, 4:80 p.m.; Friday evening, 8:00 p.m.; Saturday
morning, 9:00 a.m. Rabbi WUliaa Marder. Cantor Yehada Heilbraaa.
TAMARAC JEWISH CENTER (721-7660), 9101 NW 67th St, Tamarac 33821.
Serviees: Sunday through Saturday 8:80 s-m., Sunday through Friday 5 p.m. Late
Friday service 8 p.m. Rabbi Bart F. Stoac.
TEMPLE BETH AHM (481-6100), 9730 Stirling Road, Hollywood 83024. Service.:
daily 8 a.m.; Monday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m., Sabbath morning 8:46
a.m., Jr. Cong. 10 a.m Rabbi Avrahaai Kapnek. Castor Eric "-4tn'nii
TEMPLE BETH AM (974-8660), 7206 Royal Palm Blvd., Margate 33063. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:80 a.m., 6 p.m. Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9
a.m., 6 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Rabbi Paml Ptotkia. Rabbi Eaeritas. Dr.
Soloaion Geld. Caator Irviag Grossman.
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL (742-4040), 7100 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise. 88313.
Services: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m., 6:80 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.;
Saturday 8:46 a.m., 6 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. Rabbi Howard A. Addisoa. Caator
Maurice A. Neu.
Blvd., DeerfieW Beech 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:80 a.m., 6 p.m.
Friday late service 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m and at candlelighting time. Caator
Shabtoi Ackerawa.
Pine Island Road, Sunrise 33351. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 5 p.m.;
Late Friday service 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m., Candle lighting time. Rabbi Benhard
Prealer. Caator Barry Black, Caator Eateritas Jack Marcaaat.
TEMPLE SHOLOM (942-6410), 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach 33060. Services:
Monday through Friday 8:46 a.m., evenings: Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m.,
Friday evening at 8. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Dr. N. Saal Goldman, Rabbi.
Caator Niaaha Berkowiti.
Blvd., Margate 33063. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m., 6 p.m. Late Friday
service 8 p.m. Saturday 8:46 a.m.; 5 p.m. Rabbi A vroai Drazia. Caator Joel Cohea.
Lauderhill 33813. Services: Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m.; 6:30 p.m.; Saturday
8:45 a.m. Rabbi Israel Halaera.
CONGREGATION BETH TEFILAH (fonaerly North Laaasraale Hebrew Coa-
gregatioa) (722-7607), 6436 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33319. Servicea:
Sunday to Friday at 7:46 a.m. Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday at 8:46 a.m. Charles B.
Fjior, President.
B'NAI AVIV (889-4780) at Weaton/Bonaventure. Services: Friday, 8 p.m., at
Country Isles Elementary School, Weston. Rabbi Leoa Fiak.
Road, Coral Springs 33065. Servicea: Monday and Thursday 6:46 a.m. Tues., Wed. A
Friday 7 a.m. Saturday 9 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Rabbi Yoasie Deabarg.
TEMPLE OHEL B'NAI RAPHAEL (733-7684), 4361 W. Oakland Park Blvd.,
Lauderdale Lakes 33313. Services: Sunday through Friday 7:80 a.m. (Pellium) A
8 a.m., 5 p.m., Saturday 8:45 a.m., 5 p.m.
SYNAGOGUE OF INVERRARY CHABAD (748-1777), 4661 N. University Dr.,
Uuderhill 38361. Serviees: Sunday through Friday 6:46 a.m., 8 a.m., 6:16 p.m..,
Saturday 9 a.m., 6:80 p.m. Stadv greens: Mea, Bandars followiag services;
Womea. Taesdaya 8 mi. Rabbi Area I Iseerwia.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF DEEFIELD BEACH (421-1867), 1880 W. Hillsboro Blvd.,
Deerfield Beach 33441. Services: Sunday through Friday 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:46 a.m. and sundown: Joseph M. Reiaer, Prssidaat.
Stirling Road, Fort Lauderdale 33812. Serviees: Monday and Thursday 6:16 a.m. A
7:15 a-.m. A Sundown. Tuesday, Wednesday A Friday 6:16 a.m. A 7:30 a.m. and
sundown; Saturday, 7:16 A 9 a.m., & sundown; Sunday 8 a.m. A sundown.
Rabbi Edward Davis.
CONGREGATION MIDGAL DAVID (726-3683), 8676 W. McNab Road, Tamarac
33321. Services: Daily 8 a.m., mincha 6 p.m.; Saturday 8:46 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.
Rabbi Chaiai Seaacider.
RAMAT SHALOM (472-3600), 11301 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation 33325.
Services: Friday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10 n.m. Rabbi Elliot Skiddell. Caator Bella
TEMPLE BET TIE V AH (741-8088), 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste. 302, Sunrise
33351. Serviees: Friday 8 p.m. Seaior Rabbi Morris Gordon, Assistaat Rabbi
Steves Perry. Caator Rob Graaer.
TEMPLE BETH ORR (753-3232), 2161 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs 33065.
Services: Friday 8 p.m. except last Friday of month at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.
Rabbi Mark W. Gross.
Menorah Chapels, 2305 W. Hillsboro Blvd., DeerfteW Beach 33441, Friday 8 p.m.
Rabbi Alton M. Wiater. Caator Moabe Laviasoa.
TEMPLE BMANU-EL (781-2310), 8246 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Greater Ft.
Lauderdale 33811. Services: Friday 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, only on holidays or
celebration of Bar-Bat Mitzvah. Rabbi Edward M. Maliae; Cantorial Soloist Kim
TEMPLE KOL AMI (472-1988), 8200 Peters Road, Plantation 33324. Services:
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 10:80 a.m. Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr. Caator Seymonr
Friday night services twice monthly at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3960
Coconut Creek Parkway 38066. Rabbi Brace 8. Warsaal. Caator Jacob Barkia.
TEMPLE BAT YAM (928-0410), 6161 NE 14th Terr., Ft. Lauderdale 33384.
Service: Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10:80 a.m. Rabbi Lewia Littaua.
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Sadell. a resident of Sunrise, died Dec.
12, at the age of 68. Survived by sons,
Fred and Etta. Services were held at
Levitt-Weinstein Beth David, Hollyw-
ood. Interment was in N.Y.
Barney A., died on Dec. 14 after a long
illness. He is survived by his wife,
Mildred; daughter, Suzanne; three
grandchildren; two great-
Cdchildren; a sister, Eva Oren; and
-Mr, Stanley. Services were held
at Star of David Memorial Chapel, No.
Thelma (nee Shankman), a resident of
Uuderhill, is survived by her husband,
Joseph B.; sons, Barry (Judy) and
Richard (Lili Ann) Zisook; daughter,
Nancy (Marvin) Levine; brother,
David (Jackie) Shankman; sister, Lil-
lian Luftig; and grandchildren Alison,
Zachary and Ashley Zisook, and
Samantha Levine. Services were held
in Chicago, with arrangements han-
dled by Levitt-Weinstein of No. Miami
A Music Festival, sponsored
by Temple Kol Ami of Planta-
tion on Sunday evening, Jan.
15, will feature Cantor Sey-
mour Schwartzman, in a pro-
gram of Broadway, Cantorial,
Yiddish, Israeli and Opera
selections. Performing with
Cantor Schwartzman will be
soprano Joni Shira Schwartz-
man and accompanist Bohdan
The concert will begin at
7:30 p.m., at the Temple, 8200
Peters Road.
Donations are $12.50 per
person and $8.50 for students.
Patrons, who contribute $50
per person, receive reserved
seating and are invited to a
"Meet the Artists" reception.
Information: 472-1988.
Services Friday evening,
Jan. 6, at Temple Kol Ami,
Plantation, will begin at 8:15
p.m. under the leadership of
Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr and
Cantor Seymour Schwartz-
man. This special Shabbat ser-
vice is dedicated to all new
On Saturday, Jan. 7, ser-
vices will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Heather Conn, daughter of
Mel and Rhoda Conn, and Josh
Fenster, son of Jeff Fenster
and Susan Fenster, will be
called to the Torah in honor of
their B'nait Mitzvah.
Temple Kol Ami will host the
Community Relations Commit-
tee of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale Sat-
urday, Jan. 7, 8 p.m. The pro-
gram, a human rights plea for
Soviet Jewry, is a one-woman
show, "Irina: Story of a Refu-
senik," written and performed
by Dafna Soltes. "Irina"
depicts the plight of a famous
Jewish ballerina who lives in
The Men's Club of Temple
Emanu-El of Greater Fort
Lauderdale will sponsor a
breakfast Sunday, Jan. 8, 10
a.m. All members, spouses and
Sisterhood members are
invited. Guest speaker Dr.
Samuel B. Strang, a psycholo-
gist and gerontologist, will dis-
cuss the subject of memory
changes with age, Alzheimera
disease, the aging process and
preventive medicine for mem-
ory loss.
On Friay evening, Jan. 20, a
Tu B'Shevat Shabbat Seder
will be held. A traditional
Shabbat dinner will be served
at 6 p.m. followed by a Tu
B'Shevat Dessert Seder of
wines, fruits, nuts and Hagga-
dah prepared by Rabbi
Edward M. Maline.
At 7:30 p.m. Arie Shachem,
a representative of the Jewish
National Fund, will speak. The
liturgy will be conducted by
Rabbi Maline and Cantorial
Soloist Kim Olshansky. Reser-
vations are limited to the first
150 people. There will not be a
Sanctuary Service that even-
Senior Singles
Singles 55 Plus of Temple
Beth Am, Margate, will meet
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m., in the
Lustig Social Hall, 7205 Royal
Palm Boulevard. The after-
noon will feature socializing,
dancing and entertainment,
with refreshments to follow.
Donation is $2.50.
For information: 972-5865 or
Healthy Cooking
The Nutrition Workshop of
Ft. Lauderdale will meet
Thursday, Jan. 5, 7:15 p.m. in
the community room of the
Broward Federal Savings and
Loan Bank, at 3000 No. Univ-
ersity Drive, Sunrise.
Guest speaker Sharon Pryne
will talk on "Cooking for
Health," followed by a cooking
demonstration using little or
no meat, fat, sugar or eggs.
Meetings are open to the
public, but reservations are
required. Admission to the
first meeting is free. Yearly
membership is $5.
Information: 722-3947.
Brian Leitstein, son of
Barbara and Alan Leitstein of
Plantation, was called to the
Torah on the occasion of his
Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec.
14, at Temple Beth Torah,
Brian is a student at Bair
Middle School and enjoys bi-
cycling and collecting baseball
Special guests at Brian's
celebration included his
brother, Michael; and grand-
parents, Betty and Harold
Brush and Ann and Murray
Leitstein of Rochester, N.Y.
Jason Philip Smith, son of
Michael and Susan Smith of
Sunrise, was called to the
Torah on the occasion of his
Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec.
24, at Temple Beth Torah of
A student at Bair Middle
School, Jason has received a
certificate for a "straight A"
average and baseball trophies.
He also enjoys playing the
Among the special guests at
Jason's celebration were his
brother, Adam; and his grand-
mother, Ida Bernstein of Deer-
field Beach.
Rebecca Susan Swiller,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Ran-
dolph J. Swiller of Coral
Springs, was called to the
Torah on the occasion of her
Bat Mitzvah on Sunday, Dec.
25, at Temple Beth Torah,
A student at Coral Springs
Middle School, Rebecca is the
recipient of a Stallion Award
for straight As." She enjoys
Among the special guests at
Rebecca's celebration were
her brothers, Jeremy Adam
and Steven Eric; and her
grandparents, Sarah and
Daniel Davis of Miami Beach
and Dr. A. Irvine and Dr.
Helen E. Swiller of Tamarac.
Lauren Winnick, daughter
of Michelle Winnick and Scott
Winnick, of Tamarac, was
called to the Torah on the
occasion of her Bat Mitzvah
-Friday, Dec. 16, at Temple
Beth Torah of Tamarac.
A student at Ramblewood
Middle School, Lauren enjoys
reading and skating.
Special guests at the cele-
bration included her grand-
Sarents, Leila Fryser and
[erlie and Alfred Winnick, all
of Tamarac.
Jewish Book Series Reviews Merkin Novel
Reviews of "Enchantment,"
a first novel by Daphne Mer-
kin, are being offered at local
libraries during January by the
Jewish Book Review Series.
The series is sponsored by the
Central Agency for Jewish
Education of the Jewish Fed-
eration of Greater Fort Laud-
erdale, and the Broward
County and Pompano Beach
"Enchantment" focuses on
the inconsolable suffering of a
young girl hungering for
unconditional lovel from her
Reviewing the book will be
Sylvia Miller, on Monday, Jan.
9., 10-11:30 a.m. at the Mar-
gate Library; Laura Hochman,
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1-2:30 p.m.,
West Regional Library; Sylvia
Miller, Wed., Jan. 11, 1-2:30
E.m., Lauderdale Lakes
ibrary; Dr. Abraham Gittel-
son, Thurs., Jan. 12, 2:30-4
&m., Pompano Beach Library,
orth Branch; Laura Hoch-
man, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1-2:30
&m., Tamarac Library; Sylvia
iller, Wed. Jan. 18, 1-2:30
p.m., Imperial Point Library;
and Sunny Landsman, Thurs-
day, Jan. 19,1-2:30 p.m., Main
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