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The Jewish Floridian of South County
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w^ The Jewish -m y
of South County
Volumes Number 5
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, January 31,1986
rMMUM Pnce 35 Cen,s
Operation Moses.
page 4
Dateline: Israel... page 5
New Shul in Boca ...
page 15
New Jewish Campus Site
Feted, Primed and Named
Former SS Guard To Be Booted;
Must Give Up Social Security
Nearly 600 people were on hand last Sunday Naomi and Roy Flack, who,
for a brief but impressive ceremony as the l"ge.?er ,th Stanley and
oo u~ e__4.u t u r* Marilyn Katz donated the
A5-acre site tor the new Jewish Campus in 23-acre site. A large
South County was dedicated, and named in backdrop to the platform
honor of Richard and Carole Siemens. consisted of a large artistic
rendering of the architec-
A giant tent set up at the tural P,anu fo the ^P"8'
edge of the site, on U.S. PrePuared by Mana Ritz, the
441, accommodated some motner one of the
With the modesty
characteristic of him,
Siemens turned around and
insisted that much of the
credit is due to others
naming the Federation's
founding president James
Baer, and Rabbi Warshal.
But as Richard Siemens'
parents, children and grand-
350 of the guests who ap- students in the Day School, children joined him and his
U.S. Board of Immigration Ap-
peals (BIA) has rejected the ap-
peal of Reinhold Kulle, a former
SS guard leader at the Gross-
Rosen concentration camp who
was ordered deported in 1984 by
the Federal Immigration Court in
Chicago. In a rare move, the BIA
also took action that is expected to
result in th^, cancellation of
Kulle's social security benefits.
Kulle, 65, admitted during his
1983 trial that he had served dur-
ing World War II as an officer in
the Totenkopf (Death's Head) divi-
sion of the Waffen-SS at the
notorious Gross-Rosen camp in
Upper Silesia.
IN AFFIRMING the lower
court's deportation order, the
BIA noted that Kulle's SS service
"primarily consisted of being a
[guard and training guardg who
made the brutal Nazi concentra-
tion camp system achieve its
| goals." Some 100,000 civilian in-
I mates and Allied POWs perished
at Gross-Rosen.
Although the lower court had
found Kulle deportable solely on
the basis of his "assistance in Nazi
persecution," the BIA ruled that
the evidence established that he
was deportable on the additional
ground that he had obtained his
U.S. immigration visa by
fraudulently concealing his war-
time past.
According to World Jewish Con-
gress general counsel Eli Rosen-
baum. who was co-counsel for the
government at the 1983 trial
while serving as a federal pro-
secutor with the Justice Depart-
ment's Office of Special Investiga-
tions, this last aspect of the BIA's
decision has special significance.
Rosenbaum explained that the fin-
ding of fraud means that when
Kulle is finally deported, he will
lose his entitlement to social
security benefits.
THE KULLE case highlights
the need for the enactment of
legislation that would directly
revoke the social security benefits
of proven Nazi war ciminals,
Rosenbaum said.
Murphy Going Back to Mideast
WASHINGTON (JTA) The U.S. is boosting its ef-
forts to bring about peace talks to resolve the Arab-Israeli
conflict, the State Department announces.
"THE ADMINISTRATION is intensifying its efforts
I to help the parties reach the negotiation table," State
Department spokesman Charles Redman announced in
response to a question. He said that in the context of this
"intensification," Assistant Secretary of State for Near
| Eastern and South Asian Affairs Richard Murphy would be
[going to the region "in the near future."
Calling the new effort "an intensification of an ongoing
lprocess," Redman said that Murphy's direct contacts with
I regional leaders were the main element.
Spain, Israel Establish Ties
I Spain and Israel have announced
1 the establishment of diplomatic
relations between them.
The announcement in Madrid
followed a Cabinet meeting there
with a simultaneous announce-
ment in Jerusalem. Earlier, the
Spanish Foreign Minister sum-
moned the Ambassadors of the
Arab League states to inform
them that his government's
recognition of Israel was
Spain, which became a member
of the European Economic Com-
munity (EEC) on Jan. 1, has never
recognized the Jewish State.
Discreet contacts began about 10
years ago following the death of
Gen. Francisco Franco and the
restoration of democratic govern-
ment in Spain.
The contacts accelerated after
Shimon Peres took office as
Israeli Premier last year. He and
the Spanish Prime Minister,
Felipe Gonzalez, are long-time col-
leagues in the Socialist Interna-
tional. Gonzalez has visited Israel
several times.
plauded Marianne Bobick,
president of the South
County Jewish Federation,
as she presented plaques to
Congressman Dan Mica and
to Senator Paula Hawkins,
honoring them for their ef-
forts in obtaining federal ap-
proval and financing by
HUD for the 101 con-
gregate living housing
units, which will be part of
the complex.
Similar applause was ac-
corded to Carole and
Richard Siemens, and to
wife Carole on the dais, the
Senator Hawkins, Con- assembled guests showed
gressman Mica, Mrs. Bobick their respects to an outstan-
and Rabbi Bruce Warshal, ding family with a standing
executive director of the ovation.
Federation, each in a per- Mrs. Bobick did not let
sonal way, paid homage to a this major event in the
very modest Richard development of the South
Siemens, who, in addition to County Jewish community
his role in donating the land, go by without reminding
has also been a major force everyone Jew and gentile
behind the plans for the alike that along with the
campus and the drive for
the congregate living pro-
ject, as chairman of the
Federation's Development
happiness of the occasion
everyone must remember
the plight of Soviet Jews,
who cannot celebrate such
Continued on Page 4-
Arriving guests fill area set aside for New Jewish Campus Site dedication.
(Left, to right): Richa t d Carole Siemens.
Federation, President Marianne Bobick. Rep.
Dan Mica. Sev Paula ffotMKti
Roy Flack.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 31, 1986
Matters.. .

Edited by Marvin A. Kirsner
Jointly owned property is pro-
bably the least understood area of
estate planning today. Popularly
known as "the poor man*s will."
joint tenancy causes more litiga-
tion than any other estate-related
Yet. there are also good reasons
to put your property into joint
names with your spouse, child,
parent or another family member
if you know what you're doing.
Stocks, bonds, bank accounts
and real estate are the types of
property most often held in joint
tenancy Strictly speaking, joint
tenancy with right of survivorship
means that each joint tenant
(usually husband and wife) has a
full and undivided interest in the
What It Involves
Neither party can sell the pro-
perty without the other's consent.
(The only exception to the rule is
that either joint tenant can
withdraw funds from a joint bank
account.) Upon death of one par-
ty, the entire property passes to
the survivor automatically,
avoiding probate and the courts
I see three major advantages to
owning property in a joint-
tenancy arrangement:
Boading. Often, when a hus-
band and wife get married, they
assume that all their property
should be in both names. Joint
ownership may help develop trust
between the spouses.
It provides tangible proof that
marriage is a partnership and that
the contribution of each person is
valued equally. Some commen-
tators refers to the advantage "as
promoting domestic tranquility.
Convenience. Either party
can withdraw funds from a bank
account or write a check.
Avoidance of Probate. Pro-
bate is the court-supervised pro-
cess of establishing the validity of
a will and administering a dece-
dent's estate. Probate fees usually
amount to about 6 percent of the
In Florida, it usually takes bet-
ween six months and two years to
probate an estate. Because of the
cost, delays and inflexibility of
that procedure, many people seek
to avoid probate through joint
How about the disadvantages of
owning property jointly? I can
name six:
Inflexibility. Neither party
can give away joint property by
means of a will. A will only con-
trols property in an individual's
name. Since joint property passes
by right of survivorship, you can't
control the disposition of joint
For example, a client recently
asked me to revise his will. The
document provided that, upon his
death, one-half of his estate would
pass to his wife, and the re-
mainder to his children. His
estate, consisting of stocks, bonds
and bank accounts, was valued at
$500,000. This was his second
marriage, and he had no prenup-
tial agreement.
I asked the client to give me a
list showing how each of his assets
was held (the mere title to proper-
ty affects how it is taxed and how
it will pass upon death). He told
me all his accounts were in his and
his wife's names as joint tenants.
In that case. I told him.
everything would pass
automatically to his wife upon his
death, and his children would
receive nothing!
Unwanted Beneficiaries.
Joint property may pass to so-
meone you don't wish to receive
it. In effect, a stranger may in-
herit your assets.
Let's assume a husband and
wife own all their property jointh.
If the husband dies first, his estate
will automatically pass to his wife.
Now the wife controls all the pro-
perty, and she can give it upon her
death to whomever she wants
another spouse, that spouse's
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children, the mailman, the
humane society, etc.
Inexperience or Incompetent
Spouse. The surviving spouse
may not be experienced in money
management, or may be physical-
ly or mentally disabled. Who will
take care of the assets then?
Your Estate and the Tax
Estate tax troubles. Since all
joint property goes to the surviv-
ing spouse, it will be subject to
estate tax when the surviving
spouse dies. However, you
needn's worry about this problem
unless the surviving spouse's
estate is larger than the amount of
the "unified estate-tax credit" in
the year of death.
The credit is $400,000 in 1985.
$500,000 in 1986 and $600,000 in
1987. Couples whose estate ex-
ceeds the amount of the credit
should set up a "credit-shelter
trust" that will take effect upon
the first spouse's death. Here's
how it works:
Suppose a husband and wife
have a $500,000 estate consisting
of stocks, bonds, real estate and
cash. To save estate taxes, they
should split up the joint property
so that, upon death, each spouse
has an estate of $250,000 in his or
her own name.
When the first spouse dies, a
credit-shelter trust goes into ef-
fect for the benefit of the second
spouse. The second spouse will
receive all the income from the
trust and will be able to invade the
principal of the trust for expenses
related to his or her health,
maintenance and support.
This technique will eompleteh
avoid estate taxes for the coupU
in our example. Also, no gift taxes
are due when spouses split up
jointly owned property, because
the unlimited marital deduction
applies to both gift and estate
Appreciated Assets
Income-tax problems. Joint
tenancy will create an income-tax
problem if the estate owns any
assets that have gone up in value.
For example, if an individual
bought a share of stock at $10 and
at death it's worth $100. the sur
viving spouse who receives the
stock by means of a will or a living
trust not through joint tenancy
can sell it at $100 and nay no
capital-gains tax.
At death, the "basis" (tax cost)
of the stock is stepped up to the
k's current market value On
the other hand, a surviving joint
tenant would be forced to pay in-
come tax on the $90 profit, since
the law presumes that the sur-
vivor owned the stock from the
time it was purchased.
Family feads. Frequently, an
individual who places an asset in
J int tenancy later decides that he
wants it back. For example. I had
a client who wanted me to
transfer her home into a joint
tenancy with her daughter.
1 explained to my client that she
would be making a taxable gift
half the value of the residence,
and she would need her
daughter's signature if she ever
wan: >e!l the home. 1
: askeo me to go ahead and
draft a new deed
Several years after the transfer,
my client wanted to move. Her
daughter, however, didn't want
her mother to sell the home and
refused to consent to the sale.
Result: stalemate.
Joint Bank Accounts
Joint bank accounts can also
cause problems. Many single peo-
ple place their bank accounts in
joint names with their children or
other relatives. If I become ill, the
reasoning goes, my child can
withdraw the money and take
care of me. Sometimes, though,
the parent finds out one day that
the money was withdrawn by the
child without permission!
As you can see, joint tenancy
has its drawbacks. It isn't the only
way to pass property without put-
ting your estate through probate
and it's often not the best way.
Other "will substitutes'' include
Totten trusts (bank accounts in
trust for your heir), life insurance
employee pension or profit'
sharing plans, and annuities You
can also sidestep probate with a
trust established during your
But joint tenancy is still the
most common form of family
ownership in America. It definite
ly has a role to play in small
estates. If, however, you've ac-
cumulated significant wealth, I
strongly suggest that you let an
experienced attorney guide you
You may save your family a lot of
grief, as well as taxes.
Craig Donoff is a certified tax
attorney with Donoff and Kern,
P.A. and President of the Boca
Raton Estate Planning Counsel.
This column is edited by Marvin
A. Kirsner on behalf of the Jewish
Community Foundation Legal
and Tax Committee.
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Friday, January 31, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Adele Messinger
Childers' Senate
Press Digest
A background which combines
humanistic and accounting skills
are the credentials. Democratic
candidate Adele Hudis Messinger
is offering to voters in her race for
Don Childers Senate seat in
Florida's District 28.
The former educator and ac-
countant, who has gained notorie-
ty for her political activism in the
South County over the past seven
years, has a long list of social, en-
vironmental and fiscal goals for
the state if she is elected.
One of her main concerns is the
funding of her ambitious pro-
grams. "Surveys have been done,
but no one wants to pay taxes,"
she says. Messinger's feeling is
that monies are improperly ex-
pended in the state. She would
like to get involved with state
finance committees.
She explains that there are
ways of auditing the budgets of
the various departments. She
asks, for example, "Is personnel
excessive and/or working at pro-
ductive levels? Is there overpay-
ment for supplies? Can in-house
equipment (as computers) be
utilized instead of outside help?
What kinds of technologies are
available within the state and is
the state effectively utilizing
Messinger's involvement in
politics began shortly after she
moved into her first South County
home in Boca Raton. Con-
dominium problems became her
cause, and she pursued the role of
government in rectifying these
With this involvement, it was a
natural progression, she says, to
go from government services to
Bomb Hits
Vienna House
VIENNA (JTA) A house
accommodating several Jewish
families was severely damaged by
a bomb explosion here. There
were no injuries and no immediate
clues, but a recent rash of anti-
Semitic graffiti in the
neighborhood points to neo-Nazis.
The damaged building is owned
by the Jewish Club for Culture
and Education. Several cars park-
ed in front were destroyed, and
the windows of nearby buildings
were shattered by the blast.
Adele Messinger
WHO the people were who were
providing the services and how to
get the best people elected.
Most of her political activity in
recent years has centered around
the Women's Coalition of Palm
Beach County, which group
researches issues and candidates
and offers endorsements. Mess-
inger held the presidency of the
group until Jan. 1.
Messinger also holds an elected
position on the Democratic Ex-
ecutive Committee of Palm Beach
County, and she sits on several ad-
visory boards including the Water
Utilities Advisory Board, the
Charter Revision Advisory Coun-
cil (changing Palm Beach County
government) and the Justice
Facility Coordinating Committee
(revision of the court system).
Among the other issues that
Messinger intends to confront is
the matter of Palm Beach County
receiving its fair share of state
revenues. She claims that the
state's wealth emanates from the
southern part of the state, yet,
this area has the worst road condi-
tions in the state and suffers from
the scandal of inadequate housing
in the Glades. Congregate housing
lacks government subsidy here,
she adds, making such housing
unaffordable for most people.
Then, child care has been a pet
project of Messinger's, through
the Women's Coalition. She says
that because of the high rate of
divorce, grandparents have been
seeking her help to escape the sud-
den responsibilities of having to
care for grandchildren.
For those affected by rising
medical and hospital costs,
Messigner envisions a program of
guaranteed state subsidies to in-
surance companies. Meanwhile,
costs in these areas will require
regulation to contain them in with
other economic growth.
She is not overlooking the quali-
ty of nursing home care, either.
Messinger insists on adequate
funding here to monitor nursing
homes on a regular basis.
The final issue on Messinger's
agenda is protection of the en-
vironment and the individual's
standard of living. In this area,
Messinger is unhappy with
district water management
groups and their inability to agree
on the problem of back-pumping
treated effluent into canals. She
said that the quality of state water
supplies is not being carefully
monitored because of this
Therefore, Messinger takes a
stand for "the community right to
know" issue. She urges that peo-
ple be alerted to dangers in the
For her continuing efforts in
service organizations, Messinger
has been named "Woman of the
Year" for 1986 by the Southeast
Region of Pioneer Women.
Messinger's popularity is ap-
parent even into the composi-
tion of her advisory staff. Calling
it an unusually large and broad-
based group, Messinger says she
has representatives in the group
from all the major housing
developments in the southeast
corner of the county. Also involv-
ed are Florida Atlantic University
students, mobile homeowners,
blacks and all segments of the
Jewish and non-Jewish com-
munities, she adds.
As a grass-roots candidate,
Messinger is looking for the sup-
port of small contributors who,
she says, are going to make a dif-
ference in her campaign.
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There is, apparently, a
Palestinian stronghold right
in the middle of reunified
Jerusalem. One to which
even the nationally elected
legislators read: Knesset
Members have no free
The reference, believe it or not.
is to the holiest of all sites to the
Jewish People the site of the an-
cient Holy Temple.
The latest tempest in Israel,
both in the Knesset and among
the public (which was also hit,
around the same time, by a televi-
sion blackout due to a technician's
wildcat strike), arose when
members of the Knesset Interior
Committee went on a visit to the
Temple Mount, to investigate
allegations of illegal construction
on the site.
Located on the Temple Mount,
which is also the third holiest site
to Moslems, are two mosques
the Mosque of the Dome with its
golden roof, and the silver-domed
El-Aksa, which was the arson
target of an Australian madman
(Dennis Michael Rohan, a non-
Jew) about 16 years ago.
The entire area, due to an error
in judgment on the part of Israeli
leaders after the Six-Day War in
1967, is in the hands of the "Wa-
qf," the Moslem religious authori-
ty. The Waqf is in charge of some
2,000 Moslem clerics, and owns or
is ward of property estimated in
billions of dollars. In addition to
income from its properties, the
Waqf also receives some $8
million annually from Jordan.
The six Knesset Committee
members who went to tour the
area with their chairman, Dov
Shilansky, included some
members of the right-wing
HaTehiya Party; they were joined
by several Jewish "activists"
(some prefer the term militants)
of a gruop called "Ne'emanei Har
Habayit" the Temple Mount
Faithful. It was the presence of
the latter, in particular, which irk-
ed the Moslem guards of the site.
When the group tried to enter
Solomon's Stables, which reaches
under the AI Aksa Mosque, Arabs
gathered chere prevented their
entry and began to shove them
and beat them.
(Ostensibly, the excuse was that
there was a photographer with
them who was trying to take pic-
tures, while the Moslem guards
warned that this was forbidden.
However, an Arab photographer
for the Moslem paper Al Fajr of
Jerusalem was also taking pic-
tures, with no one raising any
Meanwhile, as the few
policemen present were trying to
extricate the Knesset members
from what was turning into an
angry mob, a muezzin got on the
loudspeaker of the mosque's
minaret and, heard throughout
the Old City, called out a rallying
cry: "The Jews are taking over
the Temple Mount." This brought
hundreds of additional Arabs to
the scene, cursing and threaten-
ing, and it was with great difficul-
ty that the Knesset members,
beaten and bruised, were able to
get out.
They returned to the Knesset
and attempted to bring the inci-
dent onto the floor, only to have it
turned into a political football by
Knesset Speaker Shlomo Hillel, of
the Labor Party. Dov Shilansky
insisted on reorganizing the In-
terior Committee's tour later that
afternoon on a larger scale, as a
tour for the entire house, with ap-
propriate police protection if
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 31, 1986
Jewish Students and Holiday
School Attendance: An Advisory
Frustration is a frequent com-
ponent for many area Jewish
families in dealing with the public
schools' attendance policies for
religious holidays. However, ac-
cording to high-level school of-
ficials, whose assistance parents
seldom seek, there is a great deal
of flexibility in the state law, at
least on a local level.
According to Dr. William W.
Pinder, principal at Spanish River
High School, the situation has
become more complicated each
year for the past three, as the
holidays approach. This semester,
religious families were confronted
with five days of unexcused
absences in September and Oc-
tober the second day of Rosh
Hashanah, two days of Sukkot,
Shemini Atzeret and Simhat
Torah. Pinder explained that
three years ago the state adopted
a modified attendance law based
on Palm Beach County's law.
Basically, the law states that a
student can be withdrawn from
the school program when he ac-
quires 11 unexcused absences dur-
ing a school semester. At this
point, parents are called in and a
"contract" is arranged, whereby
any other unexcused absences are
only at the prerogative of the
Also at stake are the student's
credits in the classes they have
missed. Currently, semester ex-
ams are given and a student must
earn a "C" grade or better, with
their other grades averaged in, in
order to pass the course. Pinder
said that standardized tests to
show proficiency in each subject
will be available in the future.
Parental Concerns Meanwhile,
many parents threatened with
such action have been concerned
that under-achieving students
could actually fail a course under
these policies. Further, many re-
sent sending notes to justify holi
day absences, and they claim that
their children are frequently
careless about taking the notes to
each class as required.
Another obstacle religious
families face is the attitude of
uninformed teachers who look
upon some of the holidays as
"minor" or cannot understand
why some students attend
synagogue on these holidays and
others do not.
Dr. Harry Benson, executive
director of Secondary Education
for the Palm Beach County School
Board, acknowledged that
parents' grievances were possibly
justified, but only because they
had failed to pursue the matter.
He said that the school principals
generally excuse holiday absences
and that they have a good deal of
flexibility in implementing state
Benson also pointed out that tin
unexcused holiday observances
are noted on the school calendar.
Teachers are advised to honor
these days by avoiding testing,
extra-curricular activities.
homework assignments and
parent meetings.
Pinder added that the fixed re-
quirement of a 180-day school
year does not permit more days to
be freed for holidays. The prin-
cipal stated that he does see a
need to establish a consistent holi-
day attendance policy for all
schools and he suggested that
IKThaps groups from the various
Dr. William W. Pinder
BvnagOgOM might get together Pul)lu" address system has
with the school tioard. been inadequate.
At the school level, Pinder
foresees sensitivity sessions for
staff as another approach to pro-
blem solving. Apparently, he said,
notification of impending holidays
in weekly school bulletins or on
Nonetheless, Pinder stressed,
parents should be reminded that
"the buck stops with the
Operation Moses: One Year Later
UJA Press Service
The difficult and dangerous
march through the desert .
disease and death in the refugee
camps the tense clandestine
airlift and the dramatic homecom-
ing they are all a year ago now.
Fifteen thousand Ethiopian Jews
have reached Israel; thousands of
others remain in Ethiopia.
One year later, how are Israel's
Ethiopian Jews faring? The first
year has been a success, according
to both the Absorption Ministry
and the Jewish Agency. The
Agency receives most of its funds
from the United Jewish Ap-
peal/Federation Campaigns in-
cluding Operation Moses. It
received $60 million from
American Jews to aid in Ethiopian
Jewry's initial absorption through
Operation Moses funds put to
good use.
"These 12 months were design-
ed to equip Ethiopian Jews for life
in Israel," says a representative
of the Jewish Agency. "The ma-
jority of Ethiopian Jews are now
comfortable in Hebrew, the
children are in school, and the
adults working or retraining. And
the community is learning to use
communal, commercial and
municipal services."
As the initial year ends,
however, the real absorption of
Ethiopia's Jews begins. "Until
now, they've been sheltered in the
absorption center," says a Jewish
Agency field worker. "Gas, water,
electricity, food and even pocket
money have been regularly pro-
vided. Advice and support have
been on hand. Now, they're going
to be on their own."
Some 750 families (3,000 peo-
ple) have already left the absorp-
tion centers and have been
allocated permanent housing in
towns throughout Israel. The
housing plan places groups of 20
families in 40 to 50
neighborhoods. Availability of
housing, however, is inevitably
the determining factor.
A major concern, as Ethiopian
Jews move out of the absorption
centers, is to ensure that they
enter into the mainstream of local
life. Israel's 160 community
centers, developed largely by the
Joint Distribution Committee
(funded by UJA/Federation Cam-
paigns), are to be the main
vehicles. Veteran Israeli and
newcomer Ethiopian families are
being paired.
"This pairing is to bring Ethio-
pian Jews into the neighborhood
social framework, and to help
them use local facilities. We want
to prevent a build-up of frustra-
tion within the Ethiopian com-
munity, or tension between Ethio-
pians and others in the
neighborhood," says a community
center worker.
Over half the Ethiopian Jewish
community in Israel (54 percent)
is younger than 18. and the adjust
ment is relatively fast. Nearly
3,000 are in Youth Aliyah
frameworks, funded through
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UJA/Federation Campaigns, with
the remaining 5,000 children in
day schools. The plan for the com-
ing year is to close separate
classes and fully integrate Ethio-
pian youngsters into the schools.
Another 129 Ethiopian Jewish
students are enrolled at Israeli
universities and technical
For the community's working-
age adults, on-the-job training
programs have been in operation
since February. Factories, hotels
and chain stores throughout the
country are employing hundreds
of Ethiopian Jews for a shortened
working day. and allowing them
time for study after work. Within
two years, 1,580 Ethiopian Jews
or half the working-age com
munity will have passed
through the program.
"It's important for the Ethio-
pian immigrants to get jobs as
soon as possible," says a Jewish
Agency official. "Its
psychologically healthier, and
unemployment in Israel will get
worse before it gets better. So it's
vital that Ethiopian Jews have
employment before the crisis
more fully hits."
The problems of employment,
housing and integration into the
community are all ultimately
solvable, especially with sufficient
funding. What a Jewish Agency
social worker describes as "the
worst problem." however, is less
easily addressed.
In over a third of all Ethiopian
Jewish families in Israel, one
parent iuis usually the father -
is absent. Often he is dead, or
trapped in Ethiopia; sometimes
the couple was divorced
Economically and psychologically,
this puts the family under
Contact is maintained between
divided families. Almost every
Kthiopian Jew in Israel still has
close relatives in Ethiopia, and let
ters are regularly exchanged.
"The situation in Ethiopia is
very bad," says the social worker.
"But when you look back from the
freedom of the Jewish state and a
three-room apartment with a
refrigerator and running water,
to the life you knew in an Ethio-
pian village, it looks even worse."
If Israel's Ethiopian Jews have
traveled far beyond the life they
left a year ago. there is still a long
road ahead. Israel estimated that
the full absorption of the com-
munity will take several years and
ultimately cost $300 million, in-
cluding the $125 million budgeted
for the first phase of absorption.
Half of the $125 million was raised
from American Jews through
Operation Moses, but more funds
are needed to make this dramatic
aliyah successful.
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EDITOR. The Jewish Fl.mdxan:
I have just finished reading the
article in the Jan. 17th issue about
the "Righteous Centiles" and was
very moved by the story of the
good Poles, Franciszka and her
The article states that there are
4800 such designated persons and
I am certain that a goodly number
of them are residing here in the
1 nited States and probably in
Florida and the Dade. Broward
and Palm Beach County area.
I think it would Ik- wonderful if
you would devote a portion of
each issue extolling the virtue of
these wonderful people. I would
like to be able to say to these peo-
ple, even if it is 40 years late.
"Thank you!"
I myself was born and raised
here in the U.S.. but three of my
father's sisters and their entire
families (except one survivor)
were wiped out in Poland, some
by the direct betrayal of some
Polish farmers. It would be nice to
know that there were some good
people in the lot. and. if they hap
pen to be in our area, to openly
honor them as a Jewish communi-
ty. Recounting their personal
sacrifices at the risk of their lives
would be inspirational for us, our
children and their children.
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events ... She called on the
choir of the South Couunty
Jewish Community Day
School to sing "We Are Liv-
ing Mother Russia" a
song by the Safam group, in
which the assembled joined
for the chorus.
The ceremony was climax-
ed by eight of the Rabbis
from various congregations
in South County ascending
to the dais with shofars in
their hands, and blowing a
series of sounds in honor of
the occasion.
Among the dignitaries
present were Boca Raton
Mayor William Konrad, and
County CommissioT-er
I'orothv Wilkens. Rabbi
Warshai, in his brief
remarks, pointed out that
currently South County has
a Jewish population that is
fully one third of the total
population, and that accor-
ding to the population
studies conducted last year
it will be the sixth largest
Jewish community in the
U.S. by the end of this
decade. And many of those
amazed and
present were
essed by .
tion as was evident
their expressions and by the
present were no6v
impressed by this informa-
tion as was evident by
(More on this story, and
additional photos, to follow
in next week's issue.)

A Jewish Chronology
Friday, January 31, 1986/The Jewish Fl'oridian of South County Page 5
nuiimiLLU j j'A,^:?-' "
This item was written in
response to a suggestion that an
article listing a chronology of
Biblical-historical events would be
of interest to the readers.
Jewish and non-Jewish
chronological systems, and the
structures of various calendars
were studied, insofar as they pro-
vide a basis for comparison with
Talmudic and Rabbinical
The oldest Jewish chronicle is
the "Seder Olam Rabba," edited
by Rabbi Yose Ben-Halafta, who
died in 160 C.E. It is mentioned in
the Talmud, and lists the Biblical
and post-Biblical events until the
revolution of Bar-Kochba against
the Romans. From its data, later
sources derived the years of
various events.
Other sources used below in-
clude the Talmud and "Seder
Olam Zuta," edited in the 8th
The following table is extracted
from "Seder Olam Rabba":
The Exodus from Egypt was in
The Israelites wandered in the
desert for 40 or 41 years; The
"Seder Olam Zuta" puts their ar-
rival in Canaan in the 41st year
after the Exodus, in 2489. The
"Seder Olam Rabba" puts their
arrival in the 40th year since
the Biblical reference is to 40
years of wandering, the latter
seems to be right.
Moses died on the 7th day of
Adar, and entry into Canaan took
place on the 10th day of Nissan
33 days later, in either 2488 or
The Holy Temple was com-
pleted in 2928.
It was destroyed in 3338.
The Second Temple was erected
in 3408.
It was destroyed in 3828.
Rashi, the foremost commen-
tator on the Bible and the Talmud,
tells us the destruction of the
First Temple was 850 years after
entry into Canaan, not after the
Exodus from Egypt.
year had ion cont'd to total died
born at age Hm life in:
Adam 1 130 800 930 NO
Scth ISO 105 807 912 1012
Knosh 286 90 815 905 1140
Kenan 888 7n 840 910 2S6
Mahalalel M6 65 830 895 1290
Varcd 160 161 BOO 962 1422
Enoch ;l'-j 65 :ki MS 087
Mi-tuslii'l.-ih 187 782 on L6M
Lemech 874 its 595 777 1651
Noah 606 460 ''.".II 8006
Vi Bib r the above are in < let i
VII: 6.
Noah was 600 yean old when
the Great Flood took place, in the
year 1656. In his 601st year, the
first month of 1657. the flood
waters receded from the face of
the earth, and in the second
month, on ihe 27th day. the earth
was dry.
Then, 340 years passed until the
Tower of Babel failed and
languages became diversified, in
the year 1996.
(A similar table to the one above
can be drawn up to list the 10
generations traced from Noah to
Abraham, including the ages of
each person at time of son's
birth and at death. Accordingly,
Abraham was born around the
year 1948, and was almost 50
years old when the event of the
Tower of Babel took place.
Abraham had Isaac when he
was 100 years old. Isaac was born
in the year 2048. Jacob was bom
in the year 2108.
The State of Israel was
established in 5706. (This was
194748 CE.)
All the above dates are given on
the base AM-III. As discussed in a
previous article on the counting of
years, AM-III is the basis for
counting the years from the first
year of Adam's life; AM-II counts
the years from the year of Adam's
creation, which was in the second
year of the world: and AMI
counts from the beginning of crea-
tion which started five days
before the end of Elul, or the last
month of the year.
Thus, the Hebrew calendars in
current use, which use AM-I,
show the year currently as 5746;
the year in which the State of
Israel was established is 5708,
and, correspondingly, all the
above given dates would have to
have two years added to corres-
pond to AMI.
Press Digest
Continued from Page 3
needed. Hillel nixed the idea and
insisted that the tour be postpon-
ed to a later date, after an in-
vestigation of the incident took
Shilansky yielded to Hillel's
pressure, after being promised by
Police Minister Haim Bar-Lev
that a full police investigation
would be held, and those guilty of
assault and incitement would be
brought to trial. On the following
Monday, however, Shlomo Hillel
himself, accompanied by
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek,
conducted their own tour of the
Temple Mount, arousing the ire ol
Likud members of the House.
Hillel, they said, had thus caused
the slighting of the Knesset's
dignity, while Kollek who had join-
ed him had done so after refusing
an invitation to join the Knesset
Interior Committee on their
postponed tour.
Until recently, the Waqf had
permitted everyone to visit the
site, including Solomon's Stables
every day except Fridays
while making certain it was ob-
vious to all that the site was under
its authority. As the ar-
chaeological explorations around
the site had progressed, and there
were marginal discoveries of
structures which may have been
portions of the ancient Holy Tem-
ple, the Moslems hurried to con-
struct "prayer platforms" in
various locations, to prevent calls
by Jews (such as the Temple
Mount Faithful) for a Jewish hold
on the site. It was these construc-
tions which served as the motive
for the committee's tour, capped
with the most recent allegation
that a wall with writing on it and a
beam from the Second Temple
were being covered over by the
As it turns out, according to
most reports, the last allegation is
not true perhaps even those
concerning the illegal construc-
tion of prayer platforms are also
untrue. However, true or not,
there is no question that serious
damage was done to the status of
the Knesset and its members, and
that the Wqaf feels itself greatly
strengthened by what took place.
It should be pointed out that the
Wqaf, in recent years, has been in-
Continued on Page 12
Fighting Missionary Work
Rabbi Shmuel Golding's return
to Judaism began 19 years ago as
he read the Hebrew Bible on a
park bench in Calcutta, India. At
the time, he was a Baptist
minister with a different name,
preaching to the Indian masses.
The message of the Hebrew text
suddenly put into turmoil the
Christian teachings he had been
preaching for years.
His subsequent rejection of
Christianity and present dedica-
tion to Orthodox Judaism has
qualified the 47-year-old rabbi for
a mission of another sort to try
to dissuade Jews in Israel from
becoming involved in Christianity.
In the three years since he open-
ed his Jerusalem office, Golding
has counseled hundreds of per-
sons. His weekly class on how to
refute missionary teachings has
attracted Jews previously involv-
ed in Christianity, Israelis who
want to know how to dispute mis-
sionaries, as well as curious mis-
sionaries who want to hear his ac-
cusations against them.
Golding's involvement in Chris-
tianity began at an early age. He
was born in 1938 to a Hassidic
family in Demidovo. the Ukraine.
His parents were killed in the
massacre at Babbi Yar. The young
l>oy escaped and was sent to a
wealthy, assimilated uncle in
Turkey. His brother, whom he
hasn't seen since, was taken to
When Golding was seven, it was
decided he should be educated in a
high-class Christian boarding
school in England.
"Being Jewish meant nothing to
me," he said. "When it was sug-
gested that I become a Christian, I
readily agreed. I was only too
pleased to be fully accepted
among the upper class."
His involvement in Christianity
deepened. He became an ordained
Baptist minister, married a
clergyman's daughter and preach-
ed in Manchester, England. He
later worked as an evangelist in
Paris' slums, war-torn Vietnam
and eventually India.
Golding explained that he had
been so indoctrinated in the
"ABC's of the Gospel" that it
wasn't until he sat on that park
bench in Calcutta that he realized
for the first time that the New
Testament didn't have as unified a
message as he had believed.
"I finally decided I could not
agree with the doctrines of the
Church and left Christianity," he
said. "My wife divorced me and
my superiors came to counsel me,
but to no avail."
He returned to Instanbul, where
by chance he met his great-uncle,
the only religious Jew in his other-
wise assimilated family. Under his
guidance, Golding became
religious. He remarried and came
to Israel in 1977.
He worked as a scribe and ritual
slaughterer in the southern Israeli
town of Yeruham. But a heart at-
tack forced him to stop his work
and he turned into a full-time job
of counseling Jews involved in
Christianity into a full-time
"Some rabbis said it was wrong
for me to talk about my past after
I had repented," he said. "But my
blood would boil every time I came
across 'Jews for Jesus.'
"I know how dangerous their
activity is to us all. I worked their
side of the street and I know the
tricks and answers." he said.
He contends that the missionary
problem in Israel is widespread,
with missionaries concentrating
on Soviet immigrants, people in
poor areas of the country and
He said that missionaries are
particularly active in Israel
because the message of the New
Testament is meant for the Jew
"Every born-again believer in
Jesus considers it a big 'mitzvah'
to go to the Jew and convert him
to Christianity," said Baruch
Eisenman, who was a Baptist min-
siter for 18 years before returning
to Judaism.
"They never approach religious
Jews," Eisenman added.
"Assimilated Jews are their main
target. Missionaries are looking
for people in despair, down on
their luck and who have big debts
to pay."
Israel's 1977 anti-missionary
law states that it is forbidden to
materially bribe someone to
change their religion. To date, no
one has been tried under the law,
and a spokesman in the Religious
Affairs Ministry noted that it
would be very difficult to prove
such a case in court.
Golding contends that the
government has been lax in pro-
secuting missionaries because of
the large amount of fund raising
and tourism Christian groups br-
ing into the country. According to
the Ministry of Tourism figures,
Christians account for about 60
percent of all tourists to Israel, as
compared to 40 percent of Jewish
travelers to the country.
However, Daniel Rossing, direc-
tor of the Department for Chris-
tian Communities within the
Ministry of Religous Affairs,
maintains that the missionary pro-
blem in Israel is not as great as
Golding reports.
'I'm not denying there is a pro-
blem to be dealt with, but it's not
as massive as some people would
put it." he said.
He added that 19 percent of the
Christian churches and com-
munities in Israel are
uninterested in missionary ac-
tivities. The Protestants, who
tend to be evangelical, constitute
a small percentage of the Chris-
tian community in Israel, he said.
"It's not illegal to hand out
materials. Kossing said. "When
I he matter is brought to our atten-
tion, we make it known to the
groups in a clear way that it does
not fit into the policy of the
government and upsets the
mutual respect among the various
But the image of the missionary
problem in Israel is quite different
from Golding's office, where on a
typical day several people wait to
speak with him. In between,
callers telephone him with refer-
rals or leads on various missionary
groups operating in the country.
"Unfortunately, business is too
good," he said.
The Missions & Conferences Committee
To a Wine and Cheese Orientation
7:30-9:00 p.m.
at the Federation Office
Guest Speakers:
MARK LEVY, Florida Regional
Co-Chairman for the Washington Conference
RABBI BRUCE WARSHAL, Executive Director of SCJF
R.S. V.P. to ROBERTFISHMAN, 368-2737
Discuss Washington
Conference Agenda
Briefing on Current
Political Issues

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 31, 1986
SAFAM ConcertMore Power to JCC
The Professional Jewish
Business Network (Projenet) of
the JCC met recently at the
Sheraton of Boca Raton. Over 50
people attended the meeting,
highlighted by a talk from Arthur
Jaffe, director of the Jewish Com-
munity Foundation of the South
County Jewish Federation.
Jaffe described his personal and
professional life which included
time in the Haganah (Israeli In-
telligence), 31 years in the retail
business, and then his new beginn-
ing as fundraiser for a Pittsburgh
Museum, then for the Jewish
Federation in Pittsburgh, and
finally, for the past year, at the
Jewish Federation here in South
Projenet's purpose is to
perpetuate a business and social
network among young Jewish pro-
fessionals and business people.
The group meets monthly and the
next meeting for members is
February 11,7 p.m., at the JCC
A General Discussion is
Coming up in March, Projenet
will be hearing from Gary Bognar,
director of the West Palm Beach
Planetarium on "The Coming and
Going of Halley's Comet."
If you are interested in becom-
ing a Member of Projenet, please
call Les Scheinfeld at the JCC, or
Scott Stein, president of Projenet,
at 395-7300.
JDL Condemns Bombing Attempt
BOSTON (JTA) The head of the Boston chapter of
the Jewish Defense League has condemned the placement
of a small pipe bomb-type device that was found in a trash
barrel at Boston Garden here just prior to the beginning of
an exhibition game between the Boston Bruins and a tour-
ing Soviet team, the Moscow Dynamo. The Moscow team
beat the Bruins 6-4.
Last month, the JDL official, Kenneth Sidman,
distributed a letter to several metropolitan area
newspapers asking that the exhibition game be cancelled.
Sidman warned in the letter of the "potential for massive
violence inside and outside (Boston) Garden."


A Series for Parents and Children
Divorce is a painful and confusing experience for children
of all ages. Many parents are uncertain how best to help
their children through this difficult period. Since three out
of four divorces occur in families with children, we
recognize the need for educational programs designed to
help parents and children cope with this stressful time.
This four-week series offers two educational groups
one for parents, as well as one for children (ages 7-10) who
have experienced divorce in their family. Parents can sign
up for the series without having their children participate,
or many sign up children without participating in the series
' Dena R. Feldman. LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and
licensed marriage and family therapist on the staff of the Jewish Family
and Children's Service of South Palm Beach County.
Robert Fels, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist on
the staff of the Jewish Family and Children's Service of South Palm
Beach County.
Four Consecutive Wednesdays. Feb. 19-March 12. 6-7:30 p.m.
Levis Jewish Community Center. 336 NW Spanish River Blvd.. Boca
Parent's Group
The parent's group is designed to help parents respond to the unique
effect their separation/divorce has hat! on their children, and to
recognize their own feelngs within the process; and to strengthen the
relationship between parent and child.
Children's Group
(Ages 7-10)
The children's group will use techniques such as story telling, films
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To be sure this time around,
with relatively few people who
had previously heard of them, the
theatre at FAU was sold out more
than a month in advance of the re-
cent performance by SAFAM. It
is probably safe to guess that after
such a great show, they would sell
out the University Auditorium if
they were to return here.
It is surprising that more people
have not heard of the group,
which has been in existence for 11
years, and has five record albums
to their credit. The quality of their
music and performance certainly
merits greater popularity .
The six members of the group
met through the Boston Jewish
Choir. They include four vocalists
plus a guitarist and a drummer.
All are married, and among them
have six sons and two daughters.
Two are cantors, and one is an
Their music is a generic Jewish-
American sound, with lyrics in-
spired by events in Israel, the
plight of Soviet Jews, the Ethio-
pian rescue work, and, of course,
the traditional material from
liturgy, scriptures and Jewish
history. Their hits are original and
varied, their medium varies as
well, sometimes taking on the
style of Swing, Dixieland, or folk
ballads, sometimes veering to the
Hassidic or Israeli style.
They can touch the emotions
and jerk tears, but more often lace
their presentation with humor and
informality which brings the au-
dience closer to them they are
flesh-and-blood, real, not stage
idols. And the audience claps even
before they are invited to do so;
the music sweeps them right
The Safam concert was a
feather in the cap of the Levis
JCC, and it must have done Linda
Melcer proud, as chairperson of
the event, to introduce them to
the packed house. And, if this pro-
gram is an indication of the kind
of events the JCC has in store for
the future more power to them!
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An Agency of ths South County Jewish Federation
Camp Maccabee
Opens '86 Registration
Toddlers ... Pre-School .
4 Tween Travel ... Computer ...
Teen Cross Country ...
Elementary. .
The Levis JCC in conjunc-
tion with the Hillel/Jewish
Student Union, will be spon-
soring monthly Sunday
N ight Col 1 ege- Age
Volleyball games from 7 to
10 p.m. at the Center (336
NW Spanish River Blvd.).
Cost is free to Hillel or
Center members arid $2 for
DATES: Feb. 2, March
23, April 20
For more information call
Bari at the Center
(395-5546) or Jenifer at
Hillel (393-3510)
The Levis JCC is present-
ly offering SAT Preparation
courses for the March and
May tests. Course I starts
Sunday, Feb. 2. Class runs
from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
and includes drink and
snack (students bring own
kosher lunch).
Cost is $130 for members
and $155 for non-members
and includes textbook. To
register, call Bari at the
Center, 395-5546.
The Prime Timers Com-
mittee of the Levis Jewish
Community Center will
sponsor a lecture entitled
"Sex after 55: Enjoy!,"
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.
The guest speaker is Al
Green, PhD. Cost for non-
members is $2, members
come free.
The Levis JCC will spon-
sor a beginners' Calligraphy
course starting Tuesdays,
Feb. 4 to March 25,
9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost for
members is $2C, non-
members, $30 (some sup-
plies extra).
The Levis JCC will spon-
sor a class on car care star-
ting Wednesday, Feb. 5 to
March 26, 1:30-3 p.m. Em-
phasis will be on preven-
tative maintenance, defen-
sive driving, improving gas
mileage, choosing a
mechanic, etc. Cost for
members, $10, non-
members, $15.
The Levis JCC will spon-
sor a Trivial Pursuits club
that meets Fridays, Feb.
7-March 28, 10 a.m.-noon.
Cost for members, $4. Bring
your own game. Deadline
for registration is Feb. 3.
The JCC Summer Camp
program brochure is now
available, and registration
has begun .. .
Don't miss out on your
ticket to a "summer of
The Levis JCC will be
participating in the Tax
Aide Program of the AARP
from Feb. 1 to April 15. The
primary purpose of this pro-
gram is to help older per-
sons complete their Federal,
State, and local Income Tax
Forms. This program is
free. You can stop in the
Center on Tuesdays, star-
ting Feb. 4-April 15 from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Levis JCC will hold a
beginners Canasta class at
the JCC starting Fridays,
Feb. 7-28, 10 a.m.-noon.
Cost for members is $20,
non-members, $30. For
more information call
The Levis JCC will spon-
sor an "Advanced Begin-
ners Bridge" course star-
ting Thursdays, Feb.
6-April 10, 1-3 p.m. Class
will be held at West Boca
Community Center, 9400
Pondwood Road, Boca
Raton. Cost for members is
$15, non-members, $25.
The Levis JCC will hold a
Freedom From Smoking
Clinic. Sponsored by the
American Lung Associa-
tion, this course will meet
Mondays and Wednesdays,
Feb. 10-March 3, 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost is $25 per person.
Deadline for registration is
Feb. 3.
The Levis JCC will hold a
Second Session "Fun and
Folk with IRA" starting
Wednesdays, Jan. 29-Feb.
19, 10-11 a.m. Cost for
members is $15, non-
members pay $20.
The Levis JCC will spon-
sor an open session with Ira
Weisburd starting Fridays,
Feb. 7, 10-11 a.m. Everyone
welcome. Cost for members,
$1.50, non-members, $2,
payable at the door.
The Levis JCC will offer a
class entitled "Coping with
Chronic Illness" on
Tuesdays, Feb. 4-25,
10:30-11:30 a.m. This series
will provide guidelines to
family members/caregivers
in the management of
chronic illness, alternatives
of care, understanding in-
surances, etc. Cost for
members, $15, non-
members, $20.
The Levis JCC will spon-
sor a two-week series entitl-
ed "Investing on a Fixed In-
come: It's Possible and Pro-
fitable." The series will be
held Thursdays, Feb. 6 and
Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-noon.
Members come free, non-
members pay $2 at door.
The Levis JCC will spon-
sor a group on "personal
development." Robert Fels,
MA, will facilitate. This
group will meet Thursdays,
Feb. 6-March 27, 2-3:30
p.m. Cost for members is
$10, non-members, $20.
On Wednesday, Feb. 5,
from 5:30-7:30 p.m., we will
be returning to Tequila
Willie's, 2006 Executive
Drive, one block West of
1-95 Glades Exit, for a Hap-
py Hour. Hors D'oeuvres
and Cash Bar.
The JCC will be having a
"Cupid's Caper" Dance on
Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30
p.m. Music will be by Disc
Jockey, United Sound; Cash
Bar, Nibbles, one Free
Drink. Cost: Members, $4;
Non-members, $7.
On Monday, Feb. 10, at
7:30 p.m. Dr. Dee March,
PhD, one of America's most
dynamic motivational
speakers, will give a talk on
"You Can Make Miracles
Happen Every Day!" Dr.
March's powerful lecture is
designed to effect positive
changes in emotional health.
At the JCC. Refreshments
will be served. Members:
$2/non-members: $4.
The Ft. Lauderdale JCC
is having a Dance for 50 and
60 year old Singles at the
JCC's Soref Hall, 6501
West Sunrise Blvd., Ft.
Lauderdale. The date is
Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8:30
p.m. RSVP to Adele at
792-6700. Member: $3/non-
members: $4.
On Sunday, Feb. 2, at
11:30 a.m., join us for a
Dutch-treat Brunch and
plan some programs you'd
like to see in the future. We
will be at Bennigan's, 2420
N. Federal Highway, one
mile North of Glades Road
in Boca Raton.
The Levis JCC will be of-
fering ACBL sanctioned
Duplicate Bridge for ex-
perienced players every
Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Cost
for members is $1.75, non-
members $2. Free plays to
winners. Refreshments will
be served. For more infor-
mation, call the Center
For information on ALL JCC programs please
call 395-5546. (unless otherwise specified)
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 31, 1986
Lion of Judah Luncheo
The Lions of Judah in South County have more than a pride. ... At
the Lions' Luncheon, hosted by Irma Fier of Bocaire, 17 new "Lions"
were presented with the beautiful pin by Phyllis Squires, chairwoman of
the Women's Division (!).
This luncheon was such a great success, said Mrs. Squires, "it en-
ElatneWinik's national leadership recognition made her feel at home in
South County. Elaine, the featured speaker, was greeted by (left to right)
Phyllis Squires, Women's Division chairwoman, Elaine Winik, Kelly
Freeman and Ruth White. Lion of Judah co-chairwoman and Marianne
Bobick, Federation's president.
Seated left to right Anita Penzer, Mollie Verebay, Gertrude Siegel,
Everne Spiegel. Lynn Greene, Mildred Levine, standing left to right,
Marion Gural, Florence Hewitt.
(Left to right). Ethel Bulman, Frieda Golub. Marion Gural, Ruth White
(Lion co-rhairu'<,>in). MoUm Verpbay. Katherine Rosenbloom, Selma
Edlamtch, Dottv Lipson (Associate Women's Division chairwoman),
Florence Hewitt. Marianne Bobick (Federation president), Goldie Halpin,
Paula Graft.
courages me to believe our Women's Division will break all records in this
year's campaign."
The Lion of Judah is the category for women whose annual commitment
to the Federation/UJA Campaign is a gift of $5,000 or more.
Enjoying the afterrwon repast with Helene Eichler, Federation assistant
executive director; and Rabbi Bruce Warshal, executive director (stan-
ding); (left to right) Margie Boer; Florence Baumritter; Marianne Bobick,
Federation president; Phyllis Squires, Women's Division chairwoman;
Hostess Irma Fier; Edith Clayman; and Dottie Lipson, Women's Division
associate chairwoman.
' \
Seated left to right Beverly Young, Mimi Rieder, Marjory Schiller,
Dorothy Brown, Clarice Pressner, Ruth White, standing left to right.
Freida Golub, Mildred Kaminsky, Ruth Weinberger.
(Left to right), Phyllis Squires, Women's Division chairwoman; Fredy
Kraftsow, Phyllis Bell, Halina Bitensky, Marjorie Fink, Mildred Kamin-
sky, Gertrude Siegel, Everne Spiegel, Clara Kissel.
United through belief in supporting a strong Jewish
Community here in South County, in Israel and
worldwide, these new Lions share in the dream of the
21st century; One Dream, One People, One Destiny.
Phyllis Squires, Women's Division chairwoman
presents the Lion of Judah pins to these new Lion's
ndship, Betty Sti" nght) ihecres a moment with
il moment it captured Left fa Dollsey tort,
.iiimct Sands, hrll Friedland, ana Rita rue.

Friday, January 31, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
n Sets The Tone for '86
(left to right) Gladys Weinshank, Lynn Pert%T' ^ Stmdtn9
Seated left to right Harriett Sands, Dollsey Rappaport, Rosalyn Perry,
Bella Cohen, Ann Brenner, Paula Graff, standing left to right, Rita Bogus,
Elaine Wxnxk, speaker, Betty Stone.
Seated (left to right) Selma Edlavitch, Marjorie Fink, Halina Bitensky,
Betty Lester, Dell Friedland, standing (left to right), Katherine
Rosenbloom, Ethel Bulman, Gertrude Weissman.
Seated left to right Clara Kissel, Rose Levis, Shirley Scholsohn, Natalie
Perlmutter, Bernice Lebbin, Shirley Cohen, standing left to right, Goldie
Hatpin, Kelly Freeman.

Conversation and camaraderie were the order of the day as
Irma Fier, hostess of the Lion of Judah luncheon greets the women renewed acquaintances. Enjoying the day are
Shirley Cohen. The-Lion of Judah event held Jan. IS (left to right) Gladys Weinshank, former Federation Cam- Florence Melton, left,
honored women's leadership of South County Jewish paign chairwoman and currently Women's Division Ad- welcomes Elaine Winik to
Federation. vance Gifts chairwoman, Anne Brenner and Florence our community.
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Many new ban ar#Ji Ihrougi iliinvrot>ement.
Gertrudt Weinman (left) md Lynn Ch right) have
formed much l><>n r*

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 31, 1986
Federation/UJA 1986 Campaign Update
Family Gala Draws Capacity Crowd
An overflow crowd well over
350 people attended the first
Family Division Gala event
recently at the auditorium of the
Adolph and Rose Levis JCC.
It was a memorable event, with
the Habimah Players of
Hollywood giving a musical-
drama performance that touched
the hearts of everyone in the au-
dience. A feeling of enthusiasm
and greater commitment to the
Federation/UJA Campaign, to the
Community and to Israel was
generated, aided by a smooth run-
ning program under the guidance
of chairman Joseph S. Schenk.
The results were expressed by
the audience, not only verbally
and with applause many of
them also responded by increasing
their gifts over last year.
As Rabbi Bruce Warshal, the
Federation's executive director,
spoke of the role played by the
members of the Family Division
present, one could almost see the
audience visualizing themselves
three or four years from now, at-
tending a similar function at the
much larger auditorium to be built
in the new Jewish Campus; an au-
dience of 2,000 to 3,000 active
workers in the Family Division en-
joying a future Gala event under
vastly improved physical condi-
tions, while continuing their work
to bring this community into the
21st Century .
Rabbi Warshal. describing the
current and future needs, thanked
the chairmen and workers of the
division's committees for their
dedication. Benjamin Bussin,
Family Division chairman, lauded
the participants for making this
event such a success, and thanked
its chairman Joe Schenk and his
committee for their accomplish-
ment, as well as the Habimah
Players for the outstanding
Rabbi David Schwartz delivered
the invocation, and Rabbi Mark
Dratch, the benediction at the
end, before refreshments were
served. Sandra Gluckman, can-
torial soloist, and Florence Cohen
at the piano led in the singing of
the anthems.
Members of the committee
whose volunteer efforts made the
program the great success it was
included: Bob and Selma Barnett,
Henjamin Bernold, Evelyna and
Benjamin Bussin, Baron Desnick.
Joseph Greenberg, Ben Karpen.
Kuth Krawetz, Ethel Kretsky, Al
Krop. Sol Lapidus, Frank Lax,
Arthur Lucker, Edith and Morris
W. Morris. Al Ostrick, Sid Pearce,
Samuel Rothstein.
Rainberry Bay Gets Impetus
For '86 Campaign
Among the success stories be-
ing created this year in the course
of the Family Division's campaign
is that of Rainberry Bay in Delray.
After being somewhat dormant
last year, an active committee of
volunteers has come forward to
give the area an impetus for being
involved with the development of
the South County Jewish Com-
munity and its much needed sup-
port for Israel.
A gala Cocktail Party has been
planned, to take place at the home
of Edith and Milton Cotton, who
have graciously agreed to host the
event, on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3
p.m. The response has been great
from the start, according to the
Rainberry Bay committee, headed
by Isadore and Lillian Dymond,
with the Cottons as co-chairmen,
that plans had to be made to erect
a tent in their yard to accom-
modate all the guests.
Guest speaker at the party will
Jerome Gleekel
be Jerome Gleekel, a noted
authority on current events in
Israel and the Middle East, who is
reputed to have a personal
"pipeline" to the Israeli Embassy.
Gleekel, who was a pioneer in pre-
statehood days in Palestine, has
been lauded as one of the best
speakers on the subject of Israel
and current Jewish affairs.
Members of the Rainberry Bay
planning committee include: Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Altman, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Bright, Mr. and Mrs.
Ned Chodash, Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Conversano, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Egelman, Mr. and Mrs.
Maurice Golden, Mr. and Mrs.
Philip Katz, Ms. Isadore Herman,
Mr. Edward Penansky, Mr. Julius
Schiller and Mr. and Mrs. Murray
For further information, reser-
vations, or to RSVP please call
Tom Lieberman, 368-2737.
Bess Myerson
Country Club
An exciting, varied program
has been planned for the Women's
I hvision Country Club Luncheon,
to be held at the Boca Raton Hotel
and Club on Monday. Feb. 10.
Highlighting the program will
be the well-known Bess Myerson.
Famous throughout the country
^ a consumer advocate. III.
Irson has. throughout her
areer in journalism, civil rights
i irk and consumer affairs, re-
named a committed Jew and has
;.iways been involved in Jewish
immunity work.
Bess Myerson was appointed by
hree U.S. presidents to serve on
mportant commissions in-
duding those on Mental Health;
World Hunger: and the National
( enter for Productivity and Quali-
if Working Life. As a reporter
for the New York Daily News, she
covered the Begin-Sadat meetings
if! Jerusalem. She has served as
Women's Division chairperson for
Israel Bonds in New York, as a
National Commissioner of the
Anti-Defamation League, and as a
board member of the Federa-
tion/UJA and of American-Israel
Cultural Foundation. Israel
Bonds. ADL, and the National
Bess Myerson
Conference of Christians and
Jews, have named her "Woman of
the Year."
Currently, Bess Myerson serves
as New York City's Commissioner
of Cultural Affairs.
Ms. Myerson, who has appeared
numerous times on national televi-
sion and is a most articulate
speaker, will relate, in her talk, to
the exciting Community Theme.
"Into the 21st Century One
Dream. One People, One
The luncheon program will also
include a musical review by Kay
Brady. Susan Hatfield and Linda
Kay. of the Caldwell Players, and
a showing of fashions courtesy of
A record attendance is expected
at the luncheon this year, accor-
ding to Dottie Lipson, chair-
woman. Not only will the Betting
and the program serve to draw
participants the addition of new
mas (there are now 15 and coun-
ting .. .) and the inspired and
dedicated work by the more than
30 women serving on the luncheon
committee will ensure a capacity
The Country Club Luncheon is
the annual event for women mak
ing a contribution of $250 or more
to the Federation/UJA Campaign.
For more information, call Lisa
Imberman. director, or Anita
Shalley, assistant director.
Women's Division, 368-2737.

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Habimah Players, who captivate the audience with their musical
drama at the Family Division Gala.
Members of the Family Division Gala Committee registering par-
ticipants as they arrive for the event.
Building Memories
To Last A Lifetime
No doubt most of us are familiar
with the adage, "Today is the first
day of the rest of your life." This
phrase has taken on real meaning
to South County residents who
have participated in a Federation
mission to Israel. It is an emo-
tional, spiritual and intellectual
journey; it is a time for new
No place on earth is filled with
fascination and significance to
equal that of Israel. Were it not
for the special and sacred
character of this land, few people
would choose this narrow strip of
land between sea and desert,
slightly larger than the state of
Massachusetts, as the choicest of
places to live. But Jews have been
living there, in larger or smaller
numbers, since Old Testament
Today, Israel is a country for
the young in heart and spirit.
What gives Israel this particular
youthful spirit is not so much the
."ting people themselves and
what they have done, but the feel-
ing of perseverance, optimism and
idealism that infuses every facet
of Israeli life.
Traveling to Israel with the
Federation takes you beyond the
basic tourist map, and allows you
to feel the pulse of the country
and its people. You are brought in-
to direct and personal contact
with Israel and Israelis, by
visiting their homes and talking
with them. You are introduced to
the 10-year-old child at a day
school, the Kibbutznik in the
Galilee, the Senior citizen in a day
care center, and the Ethiopian
who has finally come home (all of
whom are helped by programs
supported by your Federation
campaign). Meet the State's deci-
sion makers, see the progress of
Project Renewal in Kfar Saba,
and be amazed by the miracles of
21st-century technology.
In its few short years, the SCJF
las developed an exciting and
eputable missions program, ap-
tealing to people of all ages and
>ackgrounds. There is now a
nwrgasbord of missions available
> choose from throughout the
All mission participants have
.ie option of planning pre- or
iost-mission travel, and/or exten-
sions in Israel. Missions are
scheduled to afford participants
the lowest possible airfare. Hotel
accommodations are arranged in
5-star hotels. In Israel, UJA-
trained guides and special
resource persons accompany the
group, which travels in luxury,
air-conditioned buses. Kashrut is
observed en route and in Israel.
The Hebrew word "Ruach" was
chosen to designate this year's
Young Leadership mission to
Israel, since Yom Ha'Atzmaut
(Israel Independence Day), a day
celebrated with great spirit and
exuberance in Israel, will coincide
with the mission dates. The mis-
sion departs on May 11 and
returns on May 20. Pre-missions
to Poland (May 7-12) or Spain
(May 8-12) are offered as options.
These young leaders of tomorrow
(20-40 years of age) will explore
their rich and proud history and
heritage as well as the energy, ex-
citement and electricity of modern
For a multi-generational ex-
perience, the Family Mission,
scheduled for July 6-16, will in-
troduce grandparents, parents
and children to the uniqueness of
life in the Jewish homeland. Par-
ticipation is recommended for
children over the age of seven.
Special youth programming led by
trained counselors is provided.
There are also, if desired, Bar/Bat
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Friday, January 31, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Get Ready For
MARCH 16,1986
... When Your Phone Line
Becomes A Lifeline...
It's a special
Hundreds of
volunteers will
make thousands
of calls, trying to
reach every Jewish
household in the
When your phone rings, answer the call.
Do your part for the efforts in this community,
in Israel, and the world over. For a better world
and a great vision for the Jewish People.


Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 31, 1986
23 Parachaplains Added to Service
When the new West Boca
Hospital opens up next week
the Chaplaincy Service of the
Federation will be ready to cater
to the spiritual and emotional
needs of Jewish patients, with the
help of 23 new parachaplains who
have just completed their course.
The 23 men and women who
completed the course will also be
of assistance in a pioneering effort
which the Chaplaincy Service is
about to launch, to help "shut-ins"
the homebound and those in
long-term care facilities.
The certified parachaplains
spent eight class sessions, led by
Rabbi Joseph Pollack, director of
Chaplaincy, and by Spencer
Gellert, director of the Jewish
Family and Children's Service,
learning how they can help fill the
gap in the patients' care which
medical services cannot deal with.
The sessions were addressed by
experts in various areas, including
directors of nursing, social
workers, psychologists and
There were 38 applicants for the
course, which was the second to
be conducted by the Chaplaincy
Service within the past year.
Those who finished not only came
away equipped with the needed
know-how, but also with the rein-
forced feeling of the importance
of the Jewish tradition and mitz-
vah of visiting the sick.
According to Rabbi Pollack, the
vast majority of Jewish patients in
area hospitals are not affilitated
with any synagogue, which would
normally arrange for its rabbi to
visit its congregants who are ill.
This makes it necessary for the
Chaplaincy Service to be ready to
provide spiritual support and
morale boosting for many
Moreover, adds Rabbi Pollack,
the South County area has at least
300 "shut-ins" who are Jewish
they have no way to attend
synagogue services or talk to a
rabbi, nor are any of their routine
religious needs cared for. A new
program being planned by the
Chaplaincy Service, which is ex-
pected to be operational within a
few weeks, will cater to the needs
of these "shut-ins" both through
home visits by para-chaplains and
rabbis, as well as by providing
recorded Sabbath and holiday ser-
vices on a regular basis through a
radio program especially produc-
ed for this purpose. As this new
program is put into effect, the ad-
ditional training given to the
parachaplains in identifying and
dealing with the special needs of
"shut-ins" will be put to use.
The parachaplains who com-
pleted the course received their
certificates from Helene Eichler,
assistant executive director of the
of the
Jewish Community Bay School
On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Beit
Yeladim (Preschool) and the
Kindergarten "caravaned" in cars
and buses to Drehr Park Zoo in
West Palm Beach
There they explored the world
of animals in conjunctions with
their studies on wild and tame
animals. The children were able to
physically see the animals which
they had studied. The petting zoo
was a special treat for many
students who had never come in
contact with any animals (other
than those traditional house-pets).
Hillel Plans Retreat
For S. Florida Students
Hillel students in South
Florida will attend a
weekend retreat on Feb. 14
to 16 at Camp Owaissa
Bauer in Homestead. The
program, "Politics and
Social Action in the Jewish
Tradition," will feature
Jonathan Kessler, director
of the Political Leadership
Development Program at
the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee in
Washington, D.C. He will
speak on campus activism
and opportunities for in-
volvement in the political
The weekend will include
workshops, creative drama,
discussions and an Israeli
style bonfire with entertain-
ment. The registration fee is
$12. The propam is open to
all college age students. For
more information contact
your Hillel director or the
Hillel area office at
On Thursday, Jan. 16, the
Children's Marionette Theater
presented two shows to Beit
Yeladim: Little Red Riding Hood
and The Three Pigs. The children,
engrossed with the dramas, later
learned the difference between
marionettes and puppets. They
were given the opportunity to ex-
perience how marionettes
Sylvia. 65 of Delray Beach originally from
New York. Survived by husband, Joseph.
(Gutterman Warheit Memorial Chapel).
Charles. 89 of Boca Raton originally from
Russia. Survived by wife Sylvia. (Gutterman
Warheit Memorial Chapel).
Etta, 64 of Coco Woods originally from New
York. Survived by two daughters. Adrienne
Gurkin. Michelle Labott, five grandchiidren
and one brother Max Weinman. (Beth Israel
Rubin Memorial Chapel).
May. 65 of Kings Point originally from New
York. Survived by two sons. Alan and Joel
Weinberg and one daughter Gayle. five
grandchildren, one brother Sol Rosenberg
and one sister, Mindy Cooke. (Beth Israel
Rubin Memorial Chapel).
Federation president Marianne Bobick, who was guest
speaker at Temple Sinai in Delray Beach during their Federa-
tion Sabbath recently, presented the framed poster depicting
the Community Theme to Temple president Bernard Zeldin.
Shabbat, 22 Sh'vat, 5746
Weekly Sidrah Yitro
Candlelighting 5:44 p.m.
Sabbath Ends 6:52 p.m.
', i
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Mailing Address: 22130 Belmar No. 1101, Boca Raton, Florida
33433. Orthodox services held at Verde Elementary School
Cafeteria, 6590 Verde Trail, Boca, Saturday morning 9:30 a.m.
For information regarding Friday, Sundown services Mincha-
Maariv, call Rabbi Mark Dratch. Phone: 368-9047.
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delray
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. Daily
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sab-
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5 p.m.
Phone 499-9229.
2134 N.W. 19th Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Conservative.
Phone (305) 994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer; Cantor
Mark Levi; President, Joseph Boumans. Services held at the
Levis JCC, 336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton; Friday
evening at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Sab-
bath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Mailing ad-
dress: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214, Boca Raton, FL 33434.
Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available during services.
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weissenberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
Sharzer. For information on services and educational classes and
programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Cantor Louis Hershman.
Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5557. Joseph
M. Pollack, Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:45 a.m.
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Road), Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161.

Local Club&
Organization News
Friday, January 31, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 15
B'nai B'rith Shomer Lodge will
meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 2,
at the second floor of the Ad-
ministration Building, Century
Village West. Col. Ari Shocham of
the Israel Defense Forces will
speak on Israel and the Jewish
National Fund.
B'nai B'rith Rath Chapter will
hold their regular membership
meeting, Monday, Feb. 3, at 12:30
p.m., at Temple Sinai, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
Region Director of the Anti-
Defamation League, Mr. Iz
Greenberg will be our guest
speaker. Refreshments will be
served and all are welcome.
B'nai B'rith Women Boca
Raton Chapter will have its Mini
Course Monday, Feb. 3, 1 p.m. in
the Palm Beach County Library,
Picadilly Square, Glades Road,
west of the Turnpike. Speaker will
be Florence Goldman, Director of
Senior PAC. The subject will be:
Senior Political Action or Inac-
tion? Space is limited so call for
reservations, 482-8473.
Boca Raton Chapter is offering
a day of Jai Alai in Dania, Tues-
day, Feb. 4. Fee is $16 and in-
cludes: bus transportation, en-
trance fee, lunch, gratuities, for
reservations and further informa-
tion call: Marilyn, 482-8335 or
Frieda. 483-5887.
B'nai B'rith Safed Unit will
hold its next meeting on Sunday,
Feb. 9, at the Pines of Boca Bar-
wood Recreation Center, 23380
Barwood Lane South, at 10 a.m.
Leo Brink will be the guest
Florida Atlantic Region
honors three outstanding in-
dividuals at Myrtle Wreath
Mrs. Dorothy Kaye, president
of the Florida Atlantic Region of
Hadassah, announces that Mrs.
Ruth L. Kantor. immediate past
president of the Menachem Begin
Chapter of Hadassah of Delray
Beach, will chair this annual and
prestigious award ceremony at
Temple Israel, 1901 W. Flagler
Drive, West Palm Beach on Sun-
day, Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m.
All life members and associates
are invited to attend. New life
members and associates will be
recognized and honored on that
day. We are happy to anounce the
three honorees: Helen Popovich
Educator president-of Florida
Atlantic University; Alex W.
Dreyfoos, Jr. Philanthropist
instrumental in forming and serv-
ed as First Chairman of the Palm
Beach County Council of the Arts;
Stella Monchick Registered
Nurse Founder of Hospice of
Palm Beach County. We will meet
with the honorees following the
Award Ceremony.
Shalom Hadassah Delray is
holding a Cake and Book Sale,
Thursday, Jan. 30, between 9 a.m.
and 3 p.m. in the Oriole Shoppng
Plaza, W. Atlantic Ave. Only
homemade cake will be sold. For
more information call 498-9424.
Na'amat Shoshonna Club of
Delray Villas will hold a regular
meeting on Monday. Feb. 3 at
9:30 a.m. in the Recreation Center
of Delray Villas. A mini-breakfast
will be served. Freidel Frank, a
warm and wonderful longtime
member of Pioneer Women will
add depth to the conception oi
what makes a Pioneer Woman. In
celebration of Jewish Huiic
Month, a choral ^roup will per
form. All are invited. For informa
tion, call 496-1867.
Beersheba Club Na'mat
U.S.A. (formerly Pioneer Women)
will hold their next regular
meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at
the American Savings Bank.
Kings Point Plaza. Refreshments
at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. Book
Review by Blanche Herzlich.
Guests welcome.
Mitzvah Chapter of Women's
League for Israel will have its
next meeting on Monday, Feb. 17,
at 10 a.m. in the Administration
Building of Century Village West.
See our beautiful boutique, taste
our delicious refreshments, see
and hear our most fantastic guest.
Won't you also join us in seeing
"Getting My Act Together" with
Nancy Dessault? For information,
call 483-3645 or 483-4371.
The Jewish War Veterans
Delray Post No. 266 elected its
new slate of Officers for the year
1986. Commander: Murray
Hymowitz, Sr. Vice Commander:
Jack Gehringer, First Jr. Vice
Commander: Harry Klein, Second
J. Vice Commander: Mark Black,
Judge Advocate: Dave Forrest,
Adjutant: Lou Chaleff, Quarter
Master: Hal Horn.
Century Village Chapter at
Boca of Brandeis University Na-
tional Women's Committee On.
Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, we are
taking reservations for a bus trip
to Stuart, there to board a boat
for a ride to Frances Langford
Outrigger Restaurant on an island
for lunch, and then back again to
Stuart by boat, entertainment,
and a bus trip back to Boca.
Please call Rose at 483-5838 or
Eleanore 482-9704.
Joy of Art Tour No. 4, Museum
of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Friday,
Feb. 21, at 10:45 a.m. Bus leaves
SE of Boca Mall. Cost: $30. Join
the dynamite opening exhibit of
this new Art Museum. "An
American Renaissance: Painting
and Sculpture since 1940." Ap-
proximately 150 major works en-
compassing abstract expres-
sionism, minimalism, pop art,
realism, etc. by Alexander Calder,
Hans Hoffman, Jackson Pollock,
Mark Rothko, Louise Nevelsom,
and the list goes on and on. Also
see the Cobra School of Painting.
Colorful expressionists, Nordic
Mythology abstractionism. This is
the largest collection in the
On Feb. 17. Delray Chapter
ORT, sponsors a bus trip to the
Picasso Exhibition at the Center
for Fine Arts in Miami and a visit
to the Omni Mall. $12 includes bus
and entrance to exhibition
lunch on your own.
Boca Glades Chapter of
Women's American ORT will hold
a special luncheon on Wednesday,
Feb. 5 at noon at the Clubhouse of
the Glades at Boca Lago. Food,
Fun and Fashion, presented by
"Your Choice" of Paseos Shopp-
ing Center, will be the order of the
Proceeds will benefit ORT
Schools for Training all over the
world. For reservations call
The Pines of Delray North
Chapter of Women's American
ORT will sponsor an Art Auction
at Temple Anshei Sholom-Oriole
Jewish Center at 7099 W. Atlantic
Ave.. Delray Beach on Sunday.
Feb. 16. Preview 12:80, Auction
Free admission Champagne
Punch Door Prize. Master
Charge. Visa. American Expro:-
epted. For information, call
New 'Shul' Started
11th In South County
A new synagogue the 11th in
South County has been organiz-
ed in Century Village of Boca
Although in its infancy, with
some 30 members to date, the new
congregation has a rabbi and a
cantor, and is launching an am-
bitious educational program in ad-
dition to its schedule of services.
The new congregation, named
"Torah Ohr," was started by Or-
thodox residents of Century
Village, who say they have sought
to conduct Orthodox services
within the existing Conservative
synagogue, Beth Shalom, but felt
that the attempts were not
As of now, under the leadership
of Rabbi David Weisenberg and
with Cantor Jacob Resnick, the
congregation holds services Fri-
day evenings, Saturday mornings
and afternoons, and Monday even-
ings. They are hoping to organize
daily minyans in the near future.
President of the congregation is
Edward Sharzer. The treasurer is
Jacob Hahn, and Joseph Pfeffer is
chairman of the Jewish Education
The education program planned
by the congregation includes par-
ticipation in the national program
of Daf Yomi (literally, daily page
a reference to the daily study of
a page of the Talmud) through
"Dial-A-Daf," a weekly Mishna
session led by Rabbi Weisenberg;
a weekly Talmud session Trac-
tate Brachot and the weekly
Torah portion with Rabbi
Weisenberg; Ethics of the
Fathers (Pirkei Avot) with Rabbi
Mark Dratch; and a series of lec-
tures on subjects treated by the
Talmud and Rambam.
The lectures will be given by
Joseph Pfeffer, a scientist with
extensive background in physics,
mathematics and astronomy. Lec-
ture 1 will treat the role of the
moon in structuring the Hebrew
Calendar and timing of the
holidays. Lecture 2 will treat
Dawn and sunrise Sunset and
twilight, from the astronomical
and Talmudic aspects.
Torah Ohr considers itself as
In The Synagogues
And Temples ...
Congregation Anshei Emuna,
The Sisterhood, and The Men's
Club join in inviting you to attend
our Annual Dinner Dance which is
also our 11th Anniversary. We
will at this time honor Lucille
Cohen and Willie Tannenbaum for
their years of devoted service.
The Date is Sunday, Feb. 23; the
Time is 6:30 p.m.; and your admis-
sion is Chai ($18) Donation. For
tickets, please call Nora Kalish at
499-9229 or 499-2644.
On Feb. 4 Anshei Emuna
Sisterhood's Paid Up Luncheon
will take place at the Synagogue,
16189 Carter Road, Delray Beach,
at noon. You still have the oppor-
tunity to pay your dues and join us
at this function! A Fashion Show
presented by Mae's of Delray
Fashions will follow lunch.
On Friday, Jan. 31, Temple
Sinai will present a program
dedicated to remembering and
supporting Soviet-Jewry, those in-
dividuals who have desired to
leave the USSR. In addition to the
regular Sabbath evening services,
a guest speaker will be present to
share the latest information on
Soviet-Jewry. A Soviet-Jewish
family that has been adopted and
is to be sponsored by Temple Sinai
membership will be announced.
The South County Jewish Federa-
tion is offering its encouragement
and support for this important
The Sisterhood of Temple An-
shei Shalom, Oriole Jewish
Center, will have a Rummage Sale
Sunday, Feb. 16 in the parking lot
of the Carteret Savings and Loan,
4999 W. Atlantic Ave. (corner
Military Trail). Sale starts at 9
a.m. For more information call
B'nai Mitzvah
having already been of great ser-
vice to the community, by bring-
ing a kosher butcher to the vicini-
ty of Century Village a butcher
that will be opening for business
shortly. In addition, the congrega-
tion is actively engaged in resolv-
ing a complex issue, of great con-
cern to Orthodox Jews whether
or not it is permissible for Jews to
carry objects on their person on
the Sabbath within the area of
Century Village.
An investigation into the ques-
tion has been launched, under
strict rabbinical supervision, and
the findings will be made public
(Sabbath regulations, as observ-
ed by Orthodox Jews, forbid the
transfer of objects, even those
normally carried in one's pockets,
from the area of one's private pro-
perty into the public domain, or to
be carried around in public pro-
perty. A provision which makes
this permissible under halacha,
normally, is to surround the entire
public property with an eruv a
string or wire fixed in accordance
to specific requirements, which
then, symbolically, turns the en-
tire area into one "private"
(The question to be decided for
the condominium project of Cen-
tury Village is whether it requires
such an eruv, or can be treated as
a single property without it,
therefore permitting the
On the Sabbath of Jan. 4, when
the congregation blessed the new
moon for the month of Sh'vat, it
was discovered that the time cited
in the calendars for the next new
moon birth (that of Adar, I coming
up), was in error this informa-
tion was shared with spiritual
leaders of congregations in this
area as well as in other parts of
the country.
According to officials of the new
congregation, Century Village,
with its thousands of residents,
has a definite potential for an Or-
thodox congregation alongside
the Conservative Beth Shalom.
The latter, they say, has closed its
ranks to new members but its
1,500 members, in any case, only
constitute some 10 percent of the
Jews living in the area, many of
whom are likely to want to follow
the Orthodox traditional worship.
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