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w^ The Jewish *m y
of South County
Volume 10 Number 1
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, January 1, 1988
Security Measures In Territories Creating Image Problem
Israel faced challenges on the
diplomatic, domestic and pro-
paganda fronts this week as it
tried to quell the worst out-
breaks of violence in 12 years
in the Gaza Strip and West
Friendly Western countries,
including the United States,
Britain and West Germany,
have expressed concern and
displeasure over the mounting
toll of Palestinian dead and
wounded in clashes with the
Israel Defense Force. Similar
feelings were conveyed by
, Mohammad Bassiouny, the
ambassador of Egypt, the only
Arab country at peace with
Meanwhile, unrest in East
Jerusalem, linked to events in
the territories, has spread to
Israel's normally quiescent
Arab population.
Peaceful demonstrations of
solidarity with their peers in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip
were held in Nazareth, the
largest Arab township in
Israel, and in several Arab
villages. They were organized
by the Democratic Front for
Peace and Equality, a front of
Israel's Communist Party.
At the same time, the Na-
tional Committee of Arab
Mayors, considered the most
influential Arab organization
in Israel, has urged the
government to leave the ter-
ritories to put an end to the
In addition, Israel is facing
an image problem that may be
as serious as the one during
the Lebanon war in 1982. For
more than three weeks now,
television and front-page
newspaper photographs all
over the world have shown
Continued on Page 6
Congress Passes PLO Bill
Stones against tear gas: Palestinian
demonstrators, some masked and others
guarding their faces against tear gas, hurl
stones and yell slogans outside the Shtfa
Hospital in Gaza City in the Israeli-occupied
Gaza Strip. AP/Wide World Photo
French Back Peace Conference
PARIS (JTA) Premier
Jacques Chirac broke prece-
dent Wednesday, Dec. 16 by
formally receiving, for the first
time, a representative of the
Palestine Liberation
Ibrahim Suss, who heads the
PLO office in Paris, was part
of a delegation of Arab am-
bassadors who called on Chirac
to protest Israel's
"repressive" actions in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
They urged French diplomatic
intervention "to stop the
Chirac, leader of the center-
right government, has been ac-
tively wooing the Jewish vote
for the past six years and until
now has flatly refused to meet
any PLO representatives. His
diplomatic adviser, Francois
Boujon de l'Estaing, refused
to comment on the meeting
with Suss.
But Arab sources said
Chirac "could not do otherwise
Continued on Page 2-
Congress decided to require
the closing of both U.S. offices
of the Palestine Liberation
Organization, despite State
Department opposition to clos-
ing the group's observer mis-
sion at the United Nations.
The measure, included in the
final form of the State Depart-
ment authorization bill, also
criticizes the Soviet Union for
human rights violations, for
impeding the delivery of mail
and for failing to upgrade rela-
tions with Israel.
The bill now goes to Presi-
dent Reagan for signature.
The portion of the measure
closing the PLO's Washington
office comes more than a
month after the State Depart-
ment ordered the office to
close by Dec. 1.
U.S. District Court Judge
Charles Richey affirmed the
Sent. 15 State Department
order two weeks ago, but an
appeal of the decision is
The State Department,
however, has consistently op-
posed closing the PLO 8
observer mission at the United
Nations. Department
spokesman Charles Redman
criticized the congressional
provision ordering the mission
closed as a "violation of our
obligations" under the UN
Headquarters Treaty.
He would not comment on
whether the State Department
would urge Reagan to veto the
Taking Risks With Style and Substance
Jewi$k Floridian Staff Writer
IN HER LIFE and in the
jewelry she designs, Joan
Boyce, the former Joanie Ap-
plebaum of Miami Beach, has
always believed in taking
chances. In her personal life,
Boyce has taken chances by
traveling the world alone, and
by marrying outside of her
religion and race.
In her business life, Boyce
has taken chances by design-
ing jewelry never intended for
the neck of a debutante; thick-
ly braided ropes of gold, heavy
ornaments set with colored
stones or old Roman coins,
earrings and rings as substan-
tial as small dinosaur eggs
these are what Boyce's crea-
tions are made of.
"I have a definite taste; bold,
big, veiy European, very con-
evening necklaces. I don't
make safe jewelry," in both
senses of the word: "It doesn't
sit in a safe, and you don't hide
behind a pair of diamond
studs," which Boyce refers to
contemptuously as "pimples."
"My customers rely on me
for what is new, modern, in
fashion I make jewelry so
you make a statement without
wearing ten rings you just
have one or two important
pieces," Boyce explains.
Boyce's fashion statements
do not come cheaply; you could
probably travel to China with a
friend, buy a new car, or put
your child through a year of
college for the price of her
Boyce, however, will not
discuss the cost of her designs.
"It's Like being in a doctor's
office. I respect privacy if
someone comes in with her
best friend, I wouldn't serve
them together. I wouldn't tell
one what the other bought, or
how much she spent."
Boyce admits that her policy
stems from the possibility of
jealousy and fear of theft.
You could buy one of Boyce's
creations at Saks Fifth
Avenue, or, if it happens to be
summer, at her exclusive shop
in the West Hamptons. But
Joyce's special customers are
the ones she travels by plane
to meet for individual
For these buyers, Boyce is
more than a mere saleswoman;
she is a fashion consultant, an
image specialist, an arbiter of
good taste.
"That's just too small for
C" Boyce informs customer
lie Barnett, an elegant
blonde who is art consultant
for Sun Banks.
"Could it be for the beach? It
looks very European," com-
ments Barnett.
"EUROPEAN? Maybe last
Continaed m Pag* *


Page 2 Hie Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, January 1, 1988
Bullish On Israel U.S.-Europe Is
A high-ranking Israeli of-
ficial asserts that Israel is in a
unique position to become "the
Hong Kong" of the Near East
a financial and business
center linking America and
Gabriel Levy, Israel's
economic minister to North
America, claims that "Israel
can turn into a bridge between
the European and the
American markets and vice
versa, because Israel is the on-
ly country in the world that
has free trade agreements
with the United States and the
European Economic
"As a result, the United
States can actually export
duty-free goods to Europe
through Israel, and the Euro-
peans can do the same with the
vast American market also
through Israel. The potential
for growth and economic ex-
pansion for Israel is therefore
Noting the efforts of the
United States to balance its
mushrooming trade defict,
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Gabriel Levy
Levy said in an interview in his
office at the Empire State
Building that the United
States no doubt will attempt to
increase its exports to Europe
as well as other countries.
Israel's role will be more
than a stopping point for goods
to be traded, he added. Accor-
ding to the free trade
agreements, Israel must pro-
duce at least a third of the pro-
duct on behalf of an American
or European company in order
for the product to be traded
through Israel in the other
realm duty-free. "And Israel
of course has the infrastruc-
ture and professionals to do
it," he pointed out.
Levy, who assumed his post
here less than a year ago, said
that he sees his task as
locating American companies
and businessmen and making
the aware of the new
French Cabinet Backs
Peace Conference
Continued from Page 1
in the face of the increasing
number of Palestinian
The French government also
made a significant switch in at-
titude toward the Middle East
peace process when it called on
Israel "to start a dialogue and
negotiations' with "all in-
terested parties within the
framework of an international
peace conference."
Until now, France has
carefully avoided taking sides
on the issue of an international
conference, which has sharply
divided Israel's coalition
But the statement read to
the press after France's week-
ly Cabinet meeting, presided
over by President Francois
Mitterrand, expressed the
government's "worry and
emotion" over the continued
violence and loss of life in the
The statement said conven-
ing an international peace con-
ference "was now more urgent
than ever before." Govern-
ment spokesman Andre
Rossinot stressed that this
view was shared by both Mit-
terrand, a Socialist, and the
conservative Chirac.
Sources here said Wednes-
day that the Franch am-
bassadors in Washington and
London will urge the United
States and Britain to support
convening an international
peace conference at the
earliest moment, with par-
ticipation of the five perma-
nent members of the United
Nations Security Council and
all "the concerned parties."
At the same time, the cen-
tral body of French Jewish
organizations, CRIF, which
represents the country's
600,000 Jews, called on Israel
to open "a real dialogue for
peace." It deplored "the loss
of life" in the recent violence
in the territories.
Chirac's response to the
Arab envoys who visited him
was reported to the press by
Boujon de 1'Estaing. He said
the premier told them that
France is in contact with its
European Economic Com-
munity partners for a possible
joint statement on the situa-
tion in the territories.
U.S. Moves Anne Pollard To Mayo
For Treatment of Stomach Disorder
possibilities for investment in
Israel in view of the free trade
"Our economic mission's
goal is not to interfere in
business ventures, but rather
Anne Henderson Pollard, the
wife of convicted spy for Israel
Jonathan Jay Pollard, has been
transferred from prison to the
Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
Kathryn Morse, spokesper-
son for the Federal Bureau of
Prisons, said Anne Pollard was
moved Dec. 11 from the
Federal Correctional Institu-
tion in Lexington, Ky., for
treatment at the clinic of
stomach disorders.
She suffers from biliary
dyskinesia, a rare and painful
gastrointestinal disorder that
is difficult to treat.
Morse refused to elaborate
on Pollard's condition, but con-
His ministry is undertaking,
together with Israel banks, a
rehabilitation plan of a number
of businesses to be presented
to American investors with at-
tractive terms, he said.
Claiming that in recent
years Israel has become an at-
tractive place for financial in-
vestment, Levy disclosed that
his office and the Merrill
Lynch stock brokerage corn-
encourage them, to coordinate ^^ planning to create a
between the various bodies in-
volved, to give advice and
escort the investor in all the
stages of the venture, until the
mission is satisfactorily com-
pleted," Levy said.
A lawyer and businessman
himself, Levy recommended
that American businessman
turn to the economic mission
here as the "one single ad-
dress" for all the aspects of in-
vesting in Israel. He said the
economic mission encompasses
the activities of Israel's invest-
ment authority, finance and
tourism ministries, and trade
and supply missions in the
United States.
Levy said he is aware of
complaints that bureaucratic
red tape deters many
Americans from investing in
Israel. However, he contend-
ed, "Recently, there has been
a lot of improvement in this
regard. In fact, things are
moving much faster now in
Israel, even faster, in many
cases, than in dealings with
governmental offices in the
United States.
"I want to stress, however,
that in many cases, when com-
plaints were looked into regar-
ding red tape in Israel's
governmental offices, it turn-
ed out that those who com-
plained did not turn to the
right offices or the right
"In many cases, they dealt
with too high-ranking officials.
Our goal is to direct these in-
vestors and businessmen to
the right people in Israel who
can help them solve their
specific problems."
mututal fund to be registered
in New York, with the goal of
securing $50 million to be in-
vested in stocks in Israel.
"Such a mutual fund will
strengthen the stock market in
Israel and will give serious
Israeli companies the oppor-
tunity to find financing in
Israel," Levy said.
Other avenues for in-
vestments in Israel include ex-
isting companies and factories.
Levy said that because of the
high cost of financing in Israel,
as compared with the United
States, "many good and
serious Israeli businesses find
themselves in difficulties."
As for Israeli exports to the
United States, Levy said that
Israel is still trying to
"penetrate" the vast
American consuming market.
He said that to a large extent
Israel is being helped in pro-
moting its products in America
by its "Jewish connections,"
because many Jews are involv-
ed in the marketing networks
of this country.
For Israel, he noted, that
last goal is critical. "I beleive
that once we penetrate the
American market, and Israeli
products will become
household names here, we will
come to the important state of
increasing production in
Israel, because the potential of
the American market is almost
"In other words, we plan to
promote marketing of Israeli
goods in America in order to
stimulate and increase produc-
tion in Israel."
Frank" Talking
Relations between France and Israel are entering a new
phase with the recent visit of Prime Minster Jacques
Chirac to Jerusalem. In the 1950s and early 60s France was
Israel's main arms supplier, until General de Gaulle
dramatically turned his back on Israel in 1967.
The improvement in relations may be connected to the
fact that the French presidential elections take place in
mid-1988; most major political figures in France have
visited Israel recently. While there is no "Jewish vote" in
France, all politicians are out to woo the 700,000-strong
Jewish community (largest in Europe, fourth largest in the
firmed that Pollard had
Ereviously been transferred to
Kentucky hospitals for a day at
a time. There is no timetable
for the stay at the Mayo Clinic,
she said.
Anne Pollard is serving a
five-year sentence for having
served as an "an accessory
after the fact to the possession
of classified national defense
documents." Her husband
received a life sentence in
March for spying on behalf of
The transfer followed a Dec.
2 letter from three members of
Congress to the director of the
bureau of prisons, Michael
Quinlan, requesting that the
27-year-old Anne Pollard
receive specialized medical
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Refuseniks Invited To Pursue Visas
emigration officials Wednes-
day, Dec. 9 told an unspecified
number of Moscow Jewish
refuseniks to reapply to
emigrate even though their
relatives have refused to sign
waivers of financial obligation.
But it was unclear whether
the waiver, known by
refuseniks as the "poor
relatives" clause, was officially
New York City Councilman
Noach Dear said it was. He in-
formed the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that a spokesperson in
the office of Konstantin Khar-
chev, chairman of the Soviet
Council of Religious Affairs,
told him by telephone from
Moscow that the requirement
of a financial waiver from
relatives was being
He said the spokesperson
related that the emigration of-
fice was calling refuseniks and
telling them to reapply for
visas. Dear estimated that up
to 500 people could be
The waiver, clause 24 of the
codified rules for emigration
published in January, has been
an integral part of the process
of obtaining emigration visas,
and its absence has prevented
many refuseniks from receiv-
ing exit visas.
Relatives who do not wish
their relatives to emigrate fre-
quently refuse to sign the
waiver even if financial obliga-
tions are not at issue.
'Delay Tactic'
However, a lone-time
Moscow refusenik told the
Long Island Committee for
Soviet Jewry that only
members of a seminar group
founded by Alia Zonis had
been notified they may reapp-
ly, and that refuseniks were
largely considering it a "delay
tactic" at the time of the
U.S.-Soviet summit meetings.
But Dear said refusenik
Vladimir (Zeev) Dashevsky of
Moscow, who is not part of
Zonis' group, said he received
a phone call from the Moscow
emigration office telling him to
reapply for a visa. Dashevsky
added that some of his friends
had also received similar calls,
and that the news had been an-
nounced in the media.
He told his daughter, Irina
Dashevsky Kara-Ivanov, a
former refusenik living in
Israel since May, by telephone
that he would reapply. But she
said she was not sure he or
other refuseniks would actual-
ly receive visas.
"I hope this is a good sign,"
she said, "but I wuj believe it
only when I see my father in
Israel ... We would like to
believe that there are positive
changes in the Soviet Union
and that there is real glasnost
and democracy."
Europe Cautions Restraint
And JEAN COHEN (Athens)
(JTA) European nations
have told Israel to exercise
greater restraint in dealing
with the violent demonstra-
tions that enveloped the Gaza
Strip this past week.
A resolution to that effect
was adopted by the
Strasbourg-based Parliament
of Europe, the legislative body
of the 12-member European
Economic Community. Less
restrained criticism of Israel
was contained in a statement
released in Athens by the
Greek Foreign Ministry.
The European Parliament
voted 156 to 15, with one
abstention, for a resolution
calling on Israel to observe the
International Convention on
the Rights of Man in the ter-
ritories it administers and to
apply the rights and obliga-
tions of an occupying power as
defined by the Geneva
(Israeli Ambassador to the
United Nations Benjamin
Netanyahu told a Security
Council debate that Israel's ac-
tions are in accord with the
Geneva Convention.).
The resolution also called on
Israel to agree to an interna-
tional conference for* Middle
East peace.
Israel Prize
The 1987 Israel Prize for
Jewish studies has been
awarded to two Israeli
scholars, Rabbi Adin Steinzalz
and Professor Moshe Goshen-
Gottstein. The presentations
will be made here next April
22, Israeli Independence Day.
Steinzalz 50, was selected
for his work on the Babylonian
Talmud. Nineteen volumes of
his annotated text and com-
mentaries have been publish-
ed, so far.
Goshen-Gottstein, 62, will
receive the prize for his biblical
scholarship, translations and
commentaries and his study of
the development of Hebrew
and other Semitic languages.
Thousands Attend
Kosher Expo
The International Kosher Foods and Jewish Life Expo
has received a warm welcome to the Miami Beach Conven-
tion Center. Irving I. Silverman, president of Nancy Neale
Enterprises and creator of the Expo concept, says more
than 28,000 South Florida residents celebrated their
Jewish heritage at the Expo, December 4-7.
"They tasted an incredible variety of kosher noshes
everything from bagel dogs to pasta to French champagne
and fancy mustards to leben and imitation shrimp, lobster
and crab meat. They listened to Klezmer bands and a
Jewish rock 'n roll group, participated in seminars about
kashruth and health, and got a headstart on Chanukah
shopping choosing from books and arts, toys, jewelry
and Judaica."
Irving Silverman chose Miami Beach because of its active
and enthusiastic Jewish community, second only in size to
New York. "Lots of other cities wanted the Expo, but we
decided on Miami Beach because of the young families and
professionals who have migrated South to take advantaged
of economic expansion and the terrific climate. New com-
panies, great people and the Florida sun, were the perfect
combination for a successful Expo."
Billed as the "biggest Kosher Party ever held," the Expo
was created to meet the needs of America's growing
kosher community. Research shows that one out of every
four products on supermarket shelves today are under rab-
binical supervision, although of the six million people who
buy kosher, only 1.5 million are Jewish.
100 Arab Doctors Participating In
Israeli Program

JERUSALEM One hundred Arab doctors from Judea
and Samaria are participating this year in an in-service
training program the first of its kind being conducted
by the University Institute of Postgraduate Medical Educa-
tion. The doctors participating in the program include both
general practitioners and specialists, working within clinics
and hospitals in Judea and Samaria.
Jim Dale, Chairs Sabra Society
Jim Dale, the Tony Award-winning actor/singer now
starring in the hit Broadway musical, "Me and My Girl,"
will serve as 1988 National chairman of the Sabra Society,
an honor society of the Israel Bonds Organization's New
Leadership Division.
Dr. Stanley Wasserman Elected President Of Delray Masonic Club
Dr. Stanley Wasserman,
retired Doctor of Podiatry, At-
torney at Law and College
Professor, has been elected
President of the Oriole
Masonic Club in Delray.
Elected with his slate are Vice
Presidents David Levine and
Jack M. Levine; Recording
Secretary, Eli Schumsky;
Membership Secretary and
Chairman, Bernie Saipe;
Treasurer, Harry Morin;
Chaplain, Irving Lewis; Mar-
shal, Murry Ehrenberg; and
Trustees Bick Abrams and
Alan Kaplan.
Dr. Wasserman of Hun-
tington Lakes, adds his
Masonic Club Presidency to
the varied community ac-
tivities in which he and Ruth,
his wife of 44 years, have been
involved since December,
1984, when they arrived in
West Delray.
Wasserman is Secretary of
the 1,100-member, Conser-
vative Temple Anshei Shalom.
Ruth and he are members of
the Surrogate Grandparents
Program, Jewish Family Ser-
vices and South County Jewish
Federation. Completing a
course of training, Dr. Wasser-
man now serves as a Para
Chaplain with the South Coun-
ty Jewish Federation
Chaplaincy Office. He is
assigned to and performs his
duties at the West Boca Raton
A Master Mason in
December, 1948, Wasserman
was raised to the sublime
degree at Cambridge Lodge
662, F and AM, Thud Kings
Masonic District, Brooklyn,
NY. In 1962, he was elected
Worshipful Master of his
Lodge. It is now know as Cam-
bridge, Menorah Utopia
Lodge. In 1986, at the Lake
Worth Scottish Rite Con-
sistory, he became a 32nd
Degree Mason. Immediately
thereafter, he was inducted as
a Noble of Amara Shrine Tem-
ple, Palm Beach Gardens.
Born in Ridgewood, Queens,
NY on December 15, 1921,
Wasserman attended Public
School 77, Ridgewood, Halsey
Junior High School,
graduating from Boys High
School, Brooklyn, NY.
After three years at Buffalo,
NY University, Wasserman
enrolled at Long Island
University, First Institute of
Podiatry. From 1948 to 1950,
he practiced Podiatry in
Manha&set, Long Island, and
Brooklyn, NY.
Wasserman left his practice
of podiatry to study law.
Enrolled at New York Law
School in 1962, he was award-
ed the Degree of Bachelor of
Laws (LLB), and was admitted
to the Bar in the Second
Department, Brooklyn, NY.
In later years, Wasserman
was a lawyer in private prac-
tice. Then, in 1965, he became
a Deputy County Attorney in
Nassau County, NY. He serv-
ed in this Deputy County At-
torney capacity until 1969,
when he left the Nassau Coun-
ty Attorney's Department. He
became Executive Assistant
and Legal Counsel to the Ex-
ecutive Director of the Nassau
County Medical Center where
he continued until November,
From 1974 until 1982, on the
faculty of Long Island Univer-
sity, CW Post College,
Wasserman was an Adjunct
Professor, Department of
Health Care Administration.
With the Nassau County
Council, Boy Scouts of
America, he served as Com-
mittee Chairman, Post 995 and
as Scout Master of Troop 537.
He was active in the Epilepsy
Foundation of America as a
member of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Chapter in Nassau
County, NY.
In Amityville, NY, Dr.
Wasserman served as a
member of the Board of Direc-
tors of Beth Shalom Center.
He was a founding member, a
Vice President and a member
of the Board of Directors of
the Little Neck Jewish Center,
Little Neck, NY.
Stanley and Ruth Srulowitz
Wasserman were married
November 14,1943. They have
four children and four
For additional information
about the Oriole Masonic Club
in Delray, contact public rela-
tions vice president, Jack M.
Levine, 498-1564.
Barbados Synagogue Reopened
for World Jewish Congress
- (JTA) Sabbath eve ser-
vices were held for the first
time in more than 100 years in
the synagogue of Congrega-
tion Nidhei Israel here on Dec.
18, the World Jewish Congress
They marked the opening of
the four-day biennial con-
ference of the Commonwealth
Jewish Council and the
reconsecration of what is
possibly the oldest Jewish
house of worship in the
Western hemisphere.
Rabbi Israel Singer,
secretary general of the World
Jewish Congress, officiated at
the rededication and Prime
Minister Erskine Sandiford of
Barbados was the honored
The Commonwealth Jewish
Council represents Jewish
communities in 24 countries of
the British Commonwealth. Its
president, Greville Janner, a
Labor member of the British
Parliament, formally opened a
special exhibition on the
history of "Jewish settlement
in the Caribbean" at the Bar-
bados Museum, under the
auspices of the Barbadan
There are about 27 Jewish
families in this island nation of
a quarter million. Jews arrived
here shortly after the first
British settlement in 1627.
Congregation Nidhei Israel
was founded in 1654. The
synagogue was partly
destroyed by a hurricane in
1831. It is now undergoing
restoration, expected to be
completed late next year.
The 110 delegates and
observers at the conference in-
cluded representatives from
Jewish communities in such
Third World countries as India
and Zambia. Resolutions
adopted at the gathering in-
clude a strong condemnation
of apartheid and a call to bring
to Justice Nazi war criminals
still at large and living in Com-
monwealth countries.

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Violence Begs For Peace
Irrespective of Israel's determination of
what the final disposition of the Gaza Strip
should be, the Jewish state again faces ter-
rorism and hatred virtually alone.
The United States indicated it would abs-
tain from voting on, rather than veto, a
United Nations resolution denouncing ex-
cessive use of force by Israel in quelling
Arab protests in Gaza and the West Bank.
But the problem confronting Israel is not
just a protest, and far more than a public
relations crisis.
The violence of PLO-inspired Arabs is
such that it generates measures which rub-
ber bullets and water hoses cannot restrain.
Almost every one of the dead in the past
weeks of clashes has been the result of
Israeli use of live ammunition as a
last resort. Outnumbered by numbers rang-
ing up to 100-to-one, the Israeli soldiers and
the border police have chosen to survive
themselves rather than gain world
It is unfortunate, tragic that the strikes
and protests have spread to Israel itself. The
Arabs who are Israeli citizens have been
remarkably loyal through no fewer than five
Arab-Israeli wars.
Even as Israel reasserts its right to main-
tain its authority in Gaza and the West
Bank, the need for a permanent solution to
Poll: Most French Still
See Jews Stereotypically
the occupied territories becomes more
Once again, peace cries out for attainment
in the Middle East. It must be given every
chance to emerge.
(Cartoon: BchrcncJt/DcrTagcsspicgcl)
But just as it was a strong United States
which achieved the zero option and the INF
treaty with the Soviets, it can only be a
strong Israel which brings the Arabs to the
peace table.
PARIS (JTA) A majori-
ty of the French population cl-
ings to stereotypical images of
Jews, some of them bordering
on anti-Semitism, according to
a survey taken last month, but
the overall feeling has become
friendlier of late.
The results of the survey by
Sofres, France's largest public
opinion polling organization,
were published in the Jewish
weekly Tribune Juive on the
occasion of its 1,000th issue.
"The Jewish image is still
linked to three terms: money,
tradition and a cosmopolitan
link to world Jewry," said Pro-
fessor Emeric Deutsch, head
of Sofres.
Deutsch reported at a news
conference that 72 percent of
the 1,000 persons questioned
agreed that "Jews represent
an international power as they
help each other in overlapping
frontiers." Jews were "linked
to international capitalism" by
57 percent, and 48 percent
thought Jews "tend to help
each other to the detriment of
other people."
While 91 percent described
Jews as "very attached to
their traditions" and 85 per-
cent saw that as positive, 26
percent said that without Jews
"France would be culturally
poor," compared to 45 percent
who disagreed and 29 percent
with no opinion.
The poll found that most
French people associate Jews
with three traits "smart" in
a slightly pejorative sense, 47
percent; money-loving," 43
percent; and intelligent, 36
percent. Other traits scored
lower: well educated and
patriotic, 19 percent; and
generous, 8 percent.
According to Deutsch, the
poll showed a clear split bet-
ween the major political par-
ties in their attitudes toward
Jews. "The Socialists continue
to have a generally tolerant
approach, traditional since the
days of Socialist leader Jean
Jaures, while the right has
changed, but continues to har-
bor certain basic prejudices
and misconceptions, Deutsch
He added that the overall
results seemed to show that
the younger generation is
more tolerant regarding Jews
than are older French.
Tribune Juive, which com-
missioned the poll, was found-
ed in Strassbourg in 1945. It is
now published in Paris and has
slightly more than 15,000
subscribers. Its editor and
publisher is Rabbi Jacquot
New Groups Organized To Represent
Yiddishkeit, Secular Humanism
Yiddishi8t8 and Jewish secular
humanists will each be
represented by new organiza-
tions, it was announced at
separate inaugural conven-
tions held recently.
The founding conference of
the American Committee for
Yiddish and Yiddish Culture
was attended by more than
125 delegates from major
Jewish organizations concern-
ed with stimulating Yiddish
culture in the United States
and abroad, including
representatives of the
Workmen's Circle, Jewish
Labor Committee, Jewish For-
ward Association, Labor
Zionist Alliance, I.L. Peretz
Writers Union and Zerubavel-
Goldman-Tyberg Poale Zion
According to the founding
constitution, the new, New
York-based organization will
"undertake the high respon-
sibility of spreading the Yid-
dish word, encouraging the
use of Yiddish as language and
literature, creating an
awareness of values and
pleasures of Yiddish culture,
and binding together in com-
mon purpose all
Farmington Hills, Mich.,
meanwhile, will be head-
quarters for the Federation for
Secular Humanistic Jews.
More than 150 delegates
gathered at a founding conven-
tion in November in East
Hanover. N.J., sponsored by
the Congress of Secular
Jewish Organizations and the
Society for Humanistic
The new federation is one of
five such new regional
organizations formed since the
creation last year of the Inter-
national Federation of Secular
Humanistic Jews.
Their announced purpose is
to "attract and be a voice for
the more than 50 percent of
Jews on this continent who do
not belong to temples and
synagogues because they
prefer a cultural Jewish
The federation already
authorizes lay leaders to per-
form weddings and other
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Rath W. Popkin, national president of
Hadah and Moshe Rivlin, world chair-
man of the Jewiah National Fund, celebrate
the dedication of the new dam built jointly
by the organizations to captare Israel's
meager annnal rainfall for agricultural use
in the northern Negev desert.

Friday, January 1, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Question of Israel Leads To Question of Palestine ...
In November the United Na-
tions staged its annual ir-
relevancy on the "Question of
Palestine." This "debate" re-
quired three days of General
Assembly time and the par-
ticipation of dozens of coun-
tries, most of whose represen-
tatives unreeled anti-Israel
During this year's rhetorical
ritual the PLO's Farouk Kad-
doumi a top associate of
Chairman Yasir Arafat
recalled the century of
"violence, terrorism and
murder" faced by "the people
of Palestine." He dwelt on the
"material and moral support"
the British gave to "illegal"
Jewish immigration and the
Jews' subsequent oppression
of the Arabs. The Jewish state,
Kaddoumi asserted, brought
to the apparently otherwise
peaceful Middle East "wars,
religious and racial ...
To accomplish this, Israel
managed to "align itself with
all the forces of evil in the
world." As it celebrates its
40th anniversary, Israel
should realize it pushed the
Palestinian Arabs "into a
Holocaust not less than (the
one) the Jews experienced."
The Jordanian represen-
tative insisted that early
Zionist leaders recognized that
"the presence of Jews in the
region" would be "in total
negation of the presence of
Palestinians." Thereafter,
Israel's policy always was that
of aggression, systematic ter-
ror, and colonial expansion
rather than concession and
coexistence. It still denies the
inalienable rights of the
Palestinian people; instead,
"the campaign for the Judaiza-
tion of Palestine goes on ...
Israel has no desire for peace
... One must not be deceived
by Israeli declarations ..."
The Kuwaiti delegate outdid
most of his Arab and Islamic
colleagues: He, too, noted the
70th anniversary of the
"sinister" Balfour Declaration

Different show of force: A mixed force of Mounted Police and
Mounted Border Police patrol the beach area of Gaza City, oc-
cupied Gaza Strip, with local residents fishing boats, left. AP/Wide
World Photo
in which England looked
with favor on the establish-
ment of a Jewish homeland in
Palestine and thundered
that it was granted "by one
who did not possess to those
who did not deserve ..."
As if he could not believe it
himself, the Kuwaiti informed
the General Assembly that
"basically, the creed of
Zionism holds that the land of
Palestine belongs to the
The Jewish Grinch
And Qualitative Visibility
NEW YORK (JTA) p/rith, the answer is to remove
Just as a federal district court an religious symbols
Jewish people." But, citing the judge in Tampa turned down a crosses creches and menorahs
0th anniversary of "the request from the Lubavitch from public property and
movement to order the cities
Zionist entity's occupation of
the rest of Palestine," he of-
fered hope: This year is also
"the 800th anniversary of the
liberation of Jerusalem from
Continued on Pf *
of Sarasota and Tampa to
allow members of the move-
ment to place menorahs on
public land in those com-
munities, so too did a federal
district court judge in Ohio
turn down a similar request
from Lubavitch represen-
tatives seeking permission to
place a menorah on public pro-
perty in Cincinnati.
The local and Ohio cases are
just the latest skirmishes in
what some are calling "the
war of the symbols." At issue
is a fundamental question of
constitutional rights and,
perhaps not coincidentally, a reported last week.
Not all confrontations are violent: In continuing conflict in the
Gaza Strip, a Gazan man is taken prisoner by Israeli soldier
armed with Galil assault rifle and live ammunition at the Bureij
Refugee Camp, occupied Gaza Strip. The Palestinian man talks
to the IDF soldier who has his hands in his pockets and seems to
be listening. AP/Wide World Photo
restatement of the basic
Chanukah theme: What is the
best way to protect the
religious freedom of the
minority despite the symbolic
and cultural influence of the
In the view of the Lubavitch,
the Brooklyn-based Hasidic
sect also known as Chabad, the
best way is by ensuring "equal
treatment." A constitution
that allows Christmas trees
and other holiday decorations
to be displayed on public pro-
Fierty should protect the
ighting of menorahs in
government places, they
For groups like the
American Civil Liberties
Union and such major
American Jewish organiza-
tions as the American Jewish
sorship conveys the un-
constitutional "establish-
ment" of religion by govern-
ment, barred by the First
Amendment to the
"When the symbolism is
Christian, as it almost always
will be, given the demography
of America, the message con-
veyed is the establishment of
Christianity," Marc Stern, co-
director of the American
Jewish Congress Commission
on Law and Social Action,
writes \t. a recent report.
But in recent years, the
Lubavitch movement has
shown a new assertiveness in
erecting menorahs on public
property, meaning Jewish
groups are now taking op-
posite sides on constitutional
issues. And for a change, the
public relations race may
Hyde Park, Vt., where at- belong to the Lubavitch, who
government buildings.
As some Americans
celebrated Chanukah this past
week and other Americans
celebrate Christmas Friday,
the "war of the symbols" has
been fought on a number of
fronts, in addition to those in:
Palm Beach, Broward and
Dade Counties, where the
state Department of Transpor-
tation withdrew permission it
had previously granted the
Synagogue of Inverrary-
Cnabad to erect menorahs at
five toll plaza locations along
the Florida Turnpike, as
torney Valerie White and the
ACLU are crusading for
removal of a cross from the
courthouse lawn.
Chicago, where the city
has reversed a decision to
display a creche and a
menorah in Daley Plaza
downtown, and has revoked a
Chabad permit.
That so many of these
disputes involve menorahs is a
relatively new development.
Traditionally, the war of the
symbols has focused on Jewish
objections to Christian
displays: nativity scenes on
courthouse steps, crosses on
the roofs of firehouses.
Display on public land im-
Jlies government sponsorship,
ewish groups have long
argued, and government spon-
segment of the
and file that
you can't beat
speak to the
Jewish rank
believes, "If
'em, join 'em."
The Florida cases began
after the City Commissions in
Sarasota and Tampa denied
Chabad permission to place "a
religious symbol' a
menorah on public land.
The court decision turned
down a last-minute request by
Chabad to place a temporary
restraining order on the bans.
According to Rabbi Alter
Bukiet, executive director of
Chabad Lubavitch of
Manasota, Fla., Chabad had
been attempting to
demonstrate that a menorah,
like a Christmas tree, is a
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Risks of Style and Substance
Palestinian Question
Continued from Page & expanded to include its' ma-
Continued from Page 1-
year," Boyce retorts.
Barnett says that she enjoys
the personal attention she
receives from her individual
viewings of Boyce's yearly
"She puts me together,
gives me very good advice for
my business and social life,
which is very busy, so I don't
buy pieces I wouldn't wear,"
Barnett explains.
This year, gold with a flat or
dull finish, colored stones, old
coins, and carved intaglio
(designs engraved into stones,
usually onyx, carnelian, or
malachite) are the fashionable
items, Boyce says.
But in the world of high
fashion, style is more impor-
tant than substance, and
Boyce would rather see a
woman interestingly dressed
in paste and rhinestones than
adorned by traditional stud
earrings and pearls.
"I'd rather have someone
trying to take a shot at making
a fashion statement with
whatever their pocketbook can
afford than be safe and overly
conservative,' insists the
woman whose designs are
featured in magazines such as
Harper's Bazaar.
SLENDER enough for high
fashion, expertly made-up and
exquisitely dressed in a butter-
cup yellow sweater and black
leather skirt, Boyce looks like
she travels in the same social
circles as do her customers.
Yet her husband of 23 years
works as the principal of a
Brooklyn school.
"My husband is black in the
ghetto, so we don't come from
ritz," asserts Boyce, who has a
15 year-old son and two step-
sons from her marriage.
"I did the same thing I
worked in the ghetto for 14
years as a teacher, so it wasn't
such a difficult transition," she
contends. "It's more in-
teresting for other people look-
ing in on us and speculating;
we're definitely not yur
average Jewish couple."
Boyce, who got started in
the jewelry business by selling
pieces sent to her by her late
mother, who had a jewelry
store on the 79th Street
Causeway, credits her ability
to take charge of her own life
as being the key to her success.
"I've taken chances with
everything, and made it work.
I've always been willing to
take chances and risks,' ex-
plains the former Miami Beach
Senior High graduate who
grew up along the Venetian
"I don't make safe jewelry ... it doesn't sit in a safe, and you
don't hide behind a pair of diamond studs," says jewelry designer
Joan Boyce, the former Joanie Applebaum of Miami Beach.
A WOMAN of contradic-
tons, Boyce admits to wearing
diamond iewelry to the
Brooklyn school where she us-
ed to teach. Yet she and her
husband "adopted a child off
the streets," and the Boyces
still keep in touch today, 20
years later.
"I could easily go back and
adopt another child today,"
says Boyce. "I'm involved with
civil rights and what's going
on in Africa money hasn't
jaded me to that."
Asked which historical
figure she most identifies with,
Boyce replies that she knows
which she least identifies with
Cleopatra: the legendary
queen of Egypt, whose name is
synonymous with glamor,
allurement and charm.
"I don't see myself as a
woman wanting to lure a
man," Boyce asserts. "I'm
much more in a man's world."
Yet Cleopatra and Boyce
might have struck up a profes-
sional relationship; the ancient
queen was rumored to have a
passion for opulent jewelry
especially when set with
Roman coins.
"She puts me together," says Bonnie Barnett, who has a standing
annual appointment to view Boyce's newest creations. Trying to
decide between the various necklaces, bracelets, earrings and
rings may be difficult, but for private customers like Barnett,
Boyce provides expert advice.
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the European crusaders."
What, if anything, does the
yearly vituperation mean?
Some UN observers point to
tacit Jordanian-Israeli
cooperation, to Arab states
restoring diplomatic ties with
Egypt despite the latter's
peace with Israel, to the
diminished status of Arafat
and the PLO. Even at the UN,
anti-Israel behavior has begun
to recede. In this view, the an-
nual "Question of Palestine"
grotesquery is becoming the
last showcase for posturing
a cost-free arena in which to
cheer the PLO.
But just in case, Israel had
its reply. Ambassador
Jochanan Bein, deputy perma-
nent representative, suspected
that "what this debate really
wishes to question is Israel's
inalienable right to exist. What
they really wanted and did
not dare was to title this
debate "The Question of
"Let there be no doubt
Israel is not a question. It is an
answer .. Israel is here to
stay, even if some delegations
would like to undo this fact."
But maybe the "Question of
Palestine" should not be
answered. Maybe it should be
jor component, Jordan. Am-
man vehemently rejects the
idea that Jordan is Palestine,
or at least 77 percent of the
original Palestine Mandate.
Yet King Hussein inadvertent-
ly recognized this just last
week, recalling the connection
between his Hashemite dynas-
ty and Palestine and "Jordan's
support for the Palestinian
brothers, who are linked to us
throughout history and kin-
ship. Above all that, we are
one people having common
destiny and common
Perhaps the annual debate
should be joined by other ques-
tions. No doubt the "Question
of the Ottoman Empire" could
shrink to historical scale the
national myths and ambitions
of Syria and Iraq, and il-
luminate the uncertain
pedigrees of Kuwait and
Certainly, the "Question of
the Heiaz" could reveal much
about the recent, dubious crea-
tion of Saudi Arabia. Why,
with a little more diligence, the
General Assembly could be in
session year-round.
Eric Rozenman is editor of
The Near East Report, from
which this article is reprinted.
Problem For Israel
IDF troops in full battle gear
roughing up Palestinian
The Reagan administration
has already told Israel at the
highest levels that it opposes
many of its actions in the ter-
ritories. United States Am-
bassador Thomas Pickerinp
met with Premier Yitzh&k
Shamir to discuss the
Shamir expressed Israel's
regret for the loss of lives, but
he blamed the Palestine
Liberation Organization and
"Arab inciters" for ag-
gravating the situation.
He stressed to the American
envoy that the IDF and the
police are exercising maximum
restraint to avoid clashes with
the local population and ex-
pressed confidence that the
territories will soon be calm.
Meanwhile, Ezer Weizman,
acting foreign minister in the
absence of Shimon Peres, who
is touring Latin America, met
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with Shamir for two hours
Wednesday (Dec. 16) to
discuss the adverse image aris-
ing from the tough presenta-
tion of events in the world
news media. So far, there is no
word of any immediate in-
itiative by Israel to balance
those reports.
The strict orders given
soldiers, to use their weapons
only in life-threatening situa-
tions and to avoid provocation
to the local population in the
territories, reflect Jerusalem's
sensitivity to the problem. The
security forces reportedly
deferred such tough measures
as administrative arrests and
the demolition of houses
belonging to terrorists.
An idea raised to close the
territories to the news media
was reportedly dropped. It
was said to have come up at a
meeting between Shamir and
Gen. Dan Shomron, the IDF
chief of staff. Weizman said on
a radio interview that he re-
jected it out of hand.
Simon Wiesenthal
Boca Raton Exhibit
"Portraits of Infamy," an
exhibit of the Simon Wiesen-
thal Center, will be shown in
Boca Raton through Jan. 5,
under the joint auspices of
Congregation B'nai Israel and
the Boca Raton Synagogue.
The display, which focuses on
Soviet anti-Semitic caricatures
and their roots in Nazi
ideology, has previously been
presented in the rotunda of the
United States Senate in
Washington, at the Helsinki
Review Conference in Berne,
Switzerland, and at the Lin-
coln Square Synagogue in New
York City. "We are proud and
honored to be bringing it to
our community," said Rabbi
Richard Agler, spiritual leader
of Congregation B'nai Israel.
"Portraits of Infamy" is an
exhibit simple enough for a
student to understand, yet
powerful enough to move any
adult. It depicts the
characterization of Jews in
medieval publications, in
newspapers published in the
Third Reich and the Soviet
Union, while making apparent
the direct connection between
them. All of the hideous
stereotypes are present in car-
toon form and the thinness of
the line between verbal and ac-
tual violence is evident.

Chanukah's Grinch
Friday, January 1, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Continued from Page 5-
universal, secular symbol as
well as a religious one and
its message is thus protected
under its constitutional right
to free speech.
But according to a brief filed
in the Sarasota-Tampa case by
the American Jewish Congress
on behalf of the Sarasota-
Manatee Jewish Federation,
the ADL and itself, Chabad's
claims for the secularity of the
menorah are a "sham, mask-
ing the movement's true pur-
pose in attempting to erect the
"The menorah is intended to
be a religious symbol, and the
(Lubavitch) leaders boast of its
success in that regard," accor-
ding to the brief.
The brief followed a stan-
dard argument in church-state
litigation: A Christmas tree,
unlike a menorah, is for First
Amendment purposes a
secular symbol, because it car-
ries a seasonal, but no actual
religious, significance.
As in other communities, the
local Jewish federation in
Sarasota had invited Chabad
to erect its menorah on federa-
tion or other privately-owned
property. According to Jack
Weintraub, executive director
of the Sarasota-Manatee
Jewish Federation, Bukiet's
reply to that invitation was,
"We'll do that, too."
Members of the Lubavitch
movement concede that erec-
ting the menorahs on public
Cooperate In 'Air'
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ween the defense agencies of
the U.S. government and
Israel for joint research into
pilot performance and flight
The Memorandum of
Understanding calls for
cooperation between U.S. Ar-
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the Flight Control Laboratory
at Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology in Haifa. The
university's laboratory is in
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also be investigated.
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property is one of the very
goals of the program an ef-
fort to provide what one rabbi
described as "qualitative
"On public property it's us
looking together it's not
'you' looking in,' said Bukiet.
The court decisions have by
no means settled the "war of
the symbols." According to
Ruti Teitel, assistant director
of the legal affairs department
of ADL's civil rights division.
"The differences between the
Lubavitch and the rest of the
community don't just revolve
on this issue. It's just one part.
There's aid to parochial
schools, moments of silence,
on and on. All are fundamental
policy questions of how best to
protect Jews."
"No one likes to play
Grinch," said Marc Stern,
"but that's what this job

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Bar Mitzvah
On Saturday, January 9,
Jason Mathew Forstot, son of
Nancy and Dr. Joseph Forstot,
will be called to the Torah of
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
as a Bar Mitzvah. As an ongo-
ing Temple project Jason will
be 'Twinning^ with Dmitri
Klebanov of the Soviet Union.
Jason is an 8th grade student
at Boca Raton Middle School
and attends the Temple Beth
El Religious School. Family
members sharing in the Sim-
cha are his brother, Joshua,
and grandparents; Elaine and
Morton Smith of Tamarac and
Sally Forstot of Boca Raton.
Dr. and Mrs. Forstot will host
a Kiddush in Jason's honor
following Shabbat Morning
On Saturday, January 2,
Brian Scott Schmier, son of
Linda and Robert Schmier,
will be called to the Torah of
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
as a Bar Mitzvah. As an ongo-
ing Temple project he will be
"Twinning'' with Alexander
Oilman of the Soviet Union.
Brian is a 7th grade student at
Gulf Stream School and at-
tends the Temple Beth El
Religious School. Family
members sharing in the Sim-
cha are his brother, Brad,
sister, Lauren and grand-
6arents; Sarah and Sv
euman of Pompano Beach
and Regene and Leslie
Schmier of Birmingham,
Michigan. Mr. and Mrs.
Schmier will host a Kiddush
Order of Civil Merit
Spanish Ambassador to
Rumania Nicolas Revenga, on
behalf of King Juan Carlos,
has presented The Order of
Civil Merit in the rank of of-
ficer to Sephardi writer Ezra
Alhassid, who has translated
scores of books on culture,
science and art from Spanish
into Rumanian, according to
the World Jewish Congress.
following Shabbat Morning
On Saturday, January 2,
Ariel Seth Levy, son of Ruth
and Dr. Jerrold Levy will be
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Mitzvah. Ariel is a 7th grade
student at Ramblewood Mid-
dle School and attends the
Temple Beth El Religious
School. Family members shar-
ing in the Simcha are his
brother, David, sister, Judith
and grandparents; Edith and
Louis Levy of Lauderhill. Rab-
bi and Mrs. Levy will host a
Kiddush in Ariel's honor
following Havdallah Service.
tion in the Torah dialogue of
the weekly Torah portion
Shemot (Exodus 1-6).
Jonathan attends AD
Henderson University School
where he plays saxophone in
the school band. He enjoys ice
skating, skate boarding, water
skiing and bicycle free-styling.
Sharing Jonathan's Bar
Mitzvah (in absentia) will be
Roman Faingersh of Moldavia,
USSR. Because of the
repressive religious policies of
the Soviet Union, Roman is
not able to openly practice his
In addition to his sister,
Alison, grandparents Florence
and Sy Kushner of Delray
Beach and Nereida and Fer-
nando Arce of Puerto Rico will
be sharing in this joyous
Jonathan Arce, son of Suzin
and Fernando Arce, will be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah, at Shabbat services
on Saturday morning, January
9, at Congregation B'nai
Israel. He wUl read portions of
the morning service in addi-
tion to leading the congrega-
Joel Brandon Selzer, son of
Amy and Michael Selzer, will
be called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah at Shabbat Services
on Saturday morning, January
2. He will lead the congrega-
tion in portions of the morning
prayers in addition to the
weekly Torah portion Vayechi
(Genesis 47-50).
Joel attends Loggers Run
Middle School where he is on
the Honor Roll. He loves to
read, play trombone and soc-
cer. He is also a member of the
Jazz Band.
In addition to his parents
and sister, Judith Ann, grand-
nnts Sarah and Martin Bia-
f Deerfield Beach, and
Esther and Ralph Selzer of
Tamarac will join in
celebrating this special day.
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Dr. Gold Named To White
House Drug Conference
Mark S. Gold, MD, Director
of Research at Fair Oaks
Hospital, a private psychiatric
hospital located m Delray
Beach, has been named as a
conferee to the White House
Conference for a Drug Free
Dr. Gold, who holds patents
for discovery of non-addicting
treatments for cocaine, am-
nhetamine and narcotic ad-
dicts and is the founder of the
national 800-COCAINE
hotline, will serve as the
primary contributor to the
conference of information
regarding treatment of drug
Conferees are appointed by
President Ronald Reagan on
the basis of their experience
and commitment to a drug-
free society.
Beate Klarsfeld Demands
Waldheim Resign
hunter Beate Klarsfeld affixed
a poster to the front door of
Kurt Waldheim's office last
month demanding that the
Austrian president resign.
The poster displayed a
photograph of Waldheim in his
World War II German army
uniform alongside one of
Austrian Jews being foreced
to scrub the pavements after
Austria became part of the
Third Reich by the 1938
The poster read: "No more
liar-president with a war
criminal file. Waldheim must
resign." It was removed from
the door by a policeman.
A plain-clothes officer took
Klarsfeld's name, examined
her passport and asked her to
leave the premises. There was
no further police action, the
World Jewish Congress
Klarsfeld told reporters that
she acted to draw attention to
the fact that the United Na-
tions war crimes archives con-
tains a file on Waldheim, a
Beate Klarsfeld
former U.N. secretary general
who concealed his wartime ac-
tivities for 40 years. She said
she also wanted to remind peo-
ple that next year is the 50th
anniversary of the Auschluss.
The WJCongress has accus-
ed Waldheim of a role in the
deportation of Greek Jews and
atrocities against civilians and
partisan fighters while he was
an intelligence officer in the
German army in the Balkans
during the war.
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Friday, Janoeiy 1/lVJfe^ie'J^wteh^yiondainof go'dth County Page 9
Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of
gla8no8t, the arrest and trials
of Nazi war criminals, the U.S.
Justice Department's
crackdown on extremists and
Pope John Paul II's meetings
with American Jewish leaders
are among the 10 issues of ma-
jor significance to the Jewish
community in 1987. The list
was completed by the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
The complete list follows:
Gorbachev's Glasnost:
Although to be viewed with
continued skepticism and
tested at every opportunity,
qlasnost may introduce a new
dimension of hope for Soviet
Jews as well as improved rela-
tions between the USSR and
the United States. Time and
pressure on the Kremlin for
continued democratization and
extension of human rights will
determine whether glasnost
heralds a dawn that is real or
Apprehension and trials of
Nazi war criminals: The arrest
in Argentina of Josef Schwam-
mberger, the brutal Nazi labor
camp commander. In France,
the sadistic "Butcher of
Lyons" Klaus Barbie was
found guilty. John Demjanjuk
is on trial in Israel. Karl Lin-
nas was deported to his native
Estonia but died before facing
trial. Belatedly but inevitably,
Nazi war criminals are finally
reaping the whirlwind.
Victory over extremists:
The Justice Department's con-
tinued vigorous prosecution of
hate group activists saw two
members of The Order con-
victed in Denver for violating
the civil rights of radio talk
show host Alan Berg,
murdered in 1984. In Arkan-
sas, ten Aryan Nations
members were indicted for
conspiring to overthrow the
government. In Nevada, five
members of the Committee of
the States were found guilty of
threatening the lives of Inter-
nal Revenue agents and a
judge. Pope John Paul II's
two meetings with American
Jewish leaders. As a conse-
quence of his embrace of alleg-
ed Nazi war criminal Kurt
Waldheim, modern dialogue
between Catholics and Jews
attained a new level of
frankness and significance
that, if properly implemented,
could lead to even greater pro-
gress on matters of our
Decisions on ethnic, racial
and sexual discrimination: The
Supreme Court ruled that civil
rights laws against racial
discrimination also protect
Jews and Arabs who are vic-
timized by ethnically-
motivated attacks. It also rul-
ed that the Rotary Clubs of
California must admit women.
The U.S. ban on
Waldheim: By placing
Austrian president Kurt
Waldheim on its "watch list,"
effectively barring him from
entering the United States,
the Justice Department
demonstrated that Nazi war
criminals, no matter how high
their office, are not welcome.
Anti-Semitism without
Jews: This phenomenon, which
emerged in practically Jude-
nein Poland and Austria, has
surfaced in Japan, a land with
hardly enough Jews to count.
Books blaminjr American Jews
for Japan's economic problems
have become best sellers.
Protestant declaration on
Judaism: The United Church
of Christ's policy statement,
the first by a major Protestant
denomination, affirms that
Judaism has not been
superseded by Christianity
and there is no abrogation of
God's covenent with the
Jewish people,
The opening of the United
Nations war crimes files: Long
sought, the opening to inspec-
tion by governments and
scholars of the dossiers on
some 40,000 suspects is a
welcome breakthrough in the
search for those who still elude
The indictment of Lyndon
H. LaRouche, Jr.: In the first
criminal charges to be brought
against him, political ex-
tremist and anti-Semitic pro-
pagandist Lyndon H.
LaRouche, Jr., was indicted r>n
charges of conspiring to bhx..
a federal investigation of a
multi million dollar credit card
fraud involving members of his
Brig. Gen. Ephraim Sneh,
former governor of Israel's
West Bank Civil Administra-
tion, has been named director-
general of the Golda Meir
Association in Israel.
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National United Jewish Appeal Chairman Martin F. Stein
Dins Ethiopian students at the Hofim Youth Center in Israel,
>r the bleating after meals. Hofim, wMch ?**u* in ab-
wbing young E thiopian immigrants, is funded largely by the
JJA/Federation Campaign.
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Hate Radio Off Air
controversial "Aryan Nations
Hour" on radio station KZZI
AM near Salt Lake City has
been canceled by its host,
Dwight McCarthy, presumably
because the station has lost
most of its advertisers.
Station manager John Hin-
ton told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that Mc-
Carthy discontinued the week-
ly call-in program after two
shows due to sabotage at the
station in West Jordan, Utah,
including the destruction of a
satellite dish. Hinton also cited
death threats against his fami-
ly and the station's
But Hinton also acknowledg-
ed that the station had lost
almost all of its advertisers
since the "Aryan Nations"
show aired Dec. 5. The show
espoused the views of the
Aryan Nations, a white
supremacist group that ad-
vocates turning the Pacific
Northwest into an all-white
McCarthy, 37, reportedly
blamed the "liberal-Marxist-
homosexual Zionist coalition"
for his problems at the station.
He also claimed to have receiv-
ed death threats from the
Jewish Defense League.
Last week, Utah Gov. Nor-
man Bangerter and Salt Lake
City Mayor Palmer DePaulis
condemned the Aryan Nations
for its recruitment efforts in
Utah and for broadcasting its
On Dec. 5, the newly formed
Utahans Against Aryan Na-
tions held a rally against the
show in a nearby park.
Hinton said McCarthy might
reconsider broadcasting at a
later date and that McCarthy
had a constitutional right to
buy air time at the station.
McCarthy prepaid KZZI
$6,200 for a year's programm-
ing for "Aryan Nations Hour."
He had begun broadcasting at
the station in July with his
"Counter-Marxist Hour."
McCarthy has said he
prefers the appellation "white
separatist to "white
supremacist," and broadcast
his arguments for separating
Israel Price Index Up
TEL AvTV (JTA) Israeli officials are concerned
about the 1.6 percent rise in the cost-of-living index in
November, which the Central Bureau of statistics announc-
ed last week.
The rise is six-tenths of a percent higher than forecast
and brings the inflation rate for the first 11 months of the
year to 14.7 percent.
The rate for all of 1987 is expected to hit 16 percent when
the December figures are released on Jan. 15
the races into "homelands."
The Jewish population in the
Salt Lake City area is 2,400.
Rick Trank of the Simon
Wiesenthal Center in Los
Angeles, which has been
monitoring developments at
the station, noted that the Sta-
tion had lost advertisers since
first broadcasting the show,
and was drawing the ire of
At the Wiesenthal Center's
request, Rep. John Dingell CD-
Mich.) has contacted the
Federal Communications Com-
mission, which is examining
the matter. A month ago, the
FCC said it saw no "clear and
present danger" from the
"Aryan Nations Hour."
"It's our position that this
KZZI incident could repeat
itself in other cities unless
some corrective action is taken
by the FCC," Trank said.
LIVING JUDAISM SCHOLARS FORUM Sponsored By Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion A lecture program for the Florida community
DR. HERBERT H. PAPER, DR. NORMAN J. COHEN, Professor of Linguistics Professor of Midrash and Near Eastern Languages and Director of the Rabbinic School in New York. DR. ABRAHAM J. PECK, Administrative Director of the American Jewish Archives.
"Sholom Aleichem aa a Social Critic: A Re-Reading of his Genius," including the reading of stories never before translated into English. WILL SPEAK ON "A Modern Encounter with the Midrash," a journey through the legends of the rabbis. "The American Jewish Experience; Survival Strategies," exploring whether the painful memories of the holocaust and the optimism of the State of Israel can keep American Jewry afloat.
Monday, January 11,8 P.M. Wednesday, January 13,8 P.M. Temple Judea Temple B'nai Israel 5500 Granada Boulevard 1685 S. Belcher Road Coral Gables Clearwater (305) 687-5657 (813) 531-5829 Thursday, January 14,8 P.M. Temple Beth Israel 567 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key (813)383-3428

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On Sunday, Jan. 10, at 6
p.m. Aviva Chapter of
Hadaaaah, Boca Raton, will
sponsor "An Evening at the
Harness Races" at Pompano
Race Track. The cost is $15
per person which includes
parking, dinner with seating in
the Founders Room and
gratuities. For reservations
call Gladys 391-7995 or Hattie
SHHH Self Help For
Hard-Of-Hearing People,
Delray Chapter, will hold its
membership, mini-breakfast
meeting, Friday, Jan. 8, 9
a.m., at the American Savings
Bank, 6646 W. Atlantic Ave.,
between Kings Point Shopping
Center and die main gate en-
trance to Kings Point, for in-
stallation of new officers and a
special RAP session. The
public is invited.
Delray Chapter is one of 224
similar units. Founded eight
years ago, there were 12
chapters five years ago, as
compared to the 224, national-
ly, today. Florida now has
1,000 members and the
membership is growing.
Anyone affected by a hear-
ing loss is welcome to attend
the Friday, Jan. 8 meeting,
where the RAP session will in-
volve discussions about per-
sonal hearing problems.
For additional information,
contact Jack M. Levine, public
relations chairman, 498-1564.
B'nai B'rith Jacob Unit
No. 5395 in Delray, will start
the new year, with its new
designation and new career, at
the membership breakfast
meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 9
a.m. at Temple Anshei Shalom
of West Atlantic Ave. one mile
east of Florida Turnpike
Delray Beach Exit 32.
As a Unit, membership is
now open to women, who can
now hold elective and appoin-
tive offices in the organization.
The public is invited to attend.
Nomination and election of
Officers will take plae. Ap-
plications will be accepted for
the 300 unit Senior Citizens
Housing facility, being plann-
ed by B'nai B'rith in conjunc-
tion with Delray's Temple
Emeth, off West Atlantic
Ave., adjacent to the Temple.
Proceeding of the meeting
will be adjourned at 10:20
a.m., when Unit President,
Robert Barnett, will head a
procession from the meeting
room to the main Sanctuary of
Temple Anshei Shalom. Here
will be assembled the audience
for the Herzl Institute
Distinguished Lecture Series,
scheduled to begin at 10:30
Is Aronin, Herzl Institute
Florida Region Coordinator,
will welcome the B'nai B'rith
Jacob Unit officers, members
and guests. He will present
them to featured speaker, Dr.
Abraham J. Gittleson, Direc-
tor of the Central Agency for
Jewish Education. In keeping
with his lecture topic, "Jews,
Yesterday, Today and Tomor-
row," Dr. Gittleson will offer
tribute to the membership for
achieving the status of a B'nai
B'rith Unit, and to the entire
concept of the B'nai B'rith,
National and International
Unit organization program.
person. For information,
Duplicate Bridge at Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach, every Thursday
at 7:30 p.m. Games are sanc-
tioned by the American Con-
tract Bridge League and
master points are awarded.
Open to the public, fee is $2.50
and refreshments are served.
For information call 498-0946.
During the weekend of Jan.
29, Temple Sinai of Delray
Beach will celebrate their 10th
Anniversary with special
events scheduled throughout
the entire weekend. The
highlight of the weekend will
take place on Saturday, Jan.
30 with a gala banquet. There
will be outstanding speakers
addressing the congregation
at many of the various events.
Kosher 'Chefery'
Course Feeds Need
A job-training program of
the Agudath Israel of
America, the Orthodox
organization, has taught about
20 unemployed people to sus-
tain Jewish simchas by cook-
ing kosher food in quantity.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Barash,
director of Aguda's Project
COPE institute, Brooklyn,
N.Y., told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that there
is a shortage of trained kosher
chefs. Yet, he noted, the in-
stitute's Kosher Chefery
Course is unique.
The 20-week class that
began this fall is the fourth.
The third course was offered
four years ago, according to
Coalition, the Aguda newslet-
ter. Frequently of course of-
ferings and number of men in
Beer she va Chapter of Ami t
Women will meet on Wednes-
day, Jan. 13, at the American
Savings Bank, Kings Point,
Delray Beach at 12:30 p.m. at
a paid-up membership lun-
cheon. Members and new-
members are cordially invited.
Na'amat/USA (Pioneer
Women) Shoahonna Club of
Delray Villas will hold a
genera] meeting on Monday,
Jan. 4, at 9:30 a.m. in the
clubhouse located on Circular
Drive, Delray Beach. A mini-
breakfast will be served.
Shelley Eisenberg Yemini, a
f>rofessional entertainer from
srael, participate in Jewish
Music Month celebration.
Shelley, is the daughter of
Lenore Eisenberg.
Na'amat/USA, Kinneret
Chapter, is planning an even-
ing at Jai Alai, Thursday, Jan.
14 at 7:15 p.m. Cost is $4. For
information, 499-5655.
The Theodore Herzl In-
stitute Distinguished Lecture
Series will present Dr. Abra J.
Gittelson, who will speak on,
"Jews, Yesterday, Today,
Tomorrow," at 10:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Cantor D. Leon will speak on
"Terror of Infirmity" on Tues-
day, Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m. For
information, 499-2735.
Women's American ORT,
Boca Century Chapter, Cen-
tury Village West will hold a
general meeting in the Ad-
ministration Building on Audrey Wolf and Richard Hymson, unnners of the John Miklos
Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 12:30 Scholarship at Florida Atlantic University, are pictured with
P-m- Jane Miklos. The late Dr. John Miklos was a faculty member in
There will be a card party the School of Public Administration.
and luncheon and Tung Sing
Chinese Restaurant at 7 p.m.
on Thursday, Jan. 14. Call
Florence, 487-3920 or Lillian,
each course are determined by
federal funding.
Barash told the JTA that the
current course has 10 men, all
of whom happen to be tradi-
tional Jews, aged 18-28. Since
the course is federally funded,
it is open to any qualified
The first three courses
graduated about 20 men,
Barash said, "the vast majori-
ty" of whom went from the
30-hour-a-week course to well-
paying jobs at kosher catering
He stresssed that the course
is not a simple cooking exer-
cise for would-be gourmets. It
was organized to prepare men
for careers in professional
cookery in hotels,
restaurants, institutions,
catering halls and even
The rabbi noted that it was
difficult to prepare kosher
food that is interesting, attrac-
tive to the senses and healthful
all for hundreds of people.
He said that is why the course
includes instruction in
preparation of 165 "traditional
dishers" well-known to Jewish
The course deals with all
aspects of meat and poultry
preparation: the different
cuts, carving and dressing
them and, of course, the
kashering procedure. One
special session focuses on that
standard fare in traditional
kosher cuisine, Chinese dishes,
according to Coalition.
There also are sessions on
gefilte fish, asparagus hollan-
daise, stuffed turkey, baked
whitefish Creole, puff pastry
dough, matzoh balls and
tongue polonaise.
Women's American ORT,
All Points Chapter, will have
a dinner at the Royal Palm
Dinner Theater on Sunday,
Jan. 3. Cost is $31.
On Thursday, Jan. 14, the
organization will attend the
matinee of "Funny Girl." Cost
is $28. For information, call
Helen Avins, 499-3590.
Congregation Anshei
Kmuna Sisterhood presents a
supper-musicale at the
synagogue, with guest artist
Diane Shannon Cope, on Sun-
day, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. For
information, 499-9299.
A regular meeting of the
Sisterhood of Congregation
Anshei Emuna will take place
on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at noon at
the Shule at 16189 Carter
Road, Delray Beach. Program
is the installation of the new
slate of officers. Collation is
served before the meeting.
Sisterhod Temple Sinai will
have a Luncheon and Card
Party Wednesday.Jan. 6 at
noon at the Temple, with food,
fun and games. Cost $6.50 per
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Synagogue cAfeu/g
Friday, Jan. 1, Shabbat ser-
vices will be held at Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach, 8:15 p.m. Rabbi
Samuel Silver and Cantor
Elaine Shapiro will be in atten-
dance. Rabbi Silver's sermon
is entitled "How to Forgive."
Saturday, Jan. 2, services
will be held at 10 a.m. at Tem-
ple Sinai of Delray Beach.
Cantor Elaine Shapiro
presents her Jewish Music
series every first Thursday of
the month at 10 a.m. For infor-
mation call 276-6161. Held at
Temple Sinai, Delray Beach.
Every third Thursday, Rabbi
Silver of Temple Sinai, Delray
Beach talks about "Great
Jewish Personalities" at 10
Friday, Jan. 8 Shabbat ser-
vices will take place at Temple
Sinai, Delray Beach, 8:15 p.m.
Rabbi Samuel Silver and Can-
tor Shapiro will be in atten-
dance. Rabbi Silver's sermon
is entitled "Signs of Sinai."
Saturday, Jan. 9, services at
Temple Sinai of Delray Beach
will be at 10 am.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the
theme "Adding Life To Our
Years" at the Sabbath Morn-
ing Service on Saturday, Jan.
Kiddush will follow.
The Se'udat Shli'shet with
the Rabbi's D'var Torah in
Yiddish will be celebrated in
conjunction with the Sabbath
Twilight Minyon Services.
"Great Passages of the
Torah" Wednesday 2 p.m.
'The Mishna" Wednesday
3:30 p.m.
"Synagogue Skills" Tuesday
4 p.m.
Daily Classes in the "Judaic
Religious Directory
Orthodox, Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks, 16189 Carter Road, Delray
Bead), Florida 88446. Phone 499-9229. Daily Torah Seminars
preceding Services at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sabbath Eve Services
at 6 p.m. Sabbath and Festival Services 8:80 a.m.
P.O. 7105, Boca Raton, Florida 88481. Conservative. Phone (805)
994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer; Cantor Mark Leyi;
President, Joseph Boumans. Services held at Mae Volen Senior
Center, 1515 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Friday evening at
8:15 p.m., Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 38432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8666, Rabbi Theodore Feldman. Cantor Elliott Dicker.
Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2262, Boca Raton, Fla. 33427-2262.
Phone: 392-5732. President: Steven D. Marcus. Services Fridays
evening five minutes before candlelighting. Shabbat morning 9
a.m. Sunday morning minyan at 8:80 a.m. Services will be held at
the new building 7900 Montoya Circle. For information regarding
services call 488-5384 or 394-5071.
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 38438. 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 210, Boca Raton, FL 83434.
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 482-7166.
I 7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 88446. Conser-
I vative. Phone 495-1300. Rabbi Pincus Aloof. Cantor Louis Her-
shman. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:80 am.
: Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
5 333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 38482. Rdorm.
:: Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Associate 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
jij month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
% Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
3 servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 am.
? and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8:80 am.
g and 6 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5557. Joseph
g M. Pollack, Cantor.
| 5780 West Atlantic Ave.. Delray Beach, Florida 88445. Conaer-
% vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
| Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:46 am. g
% Daily Minyans at 8:45 am. and 6 p.m. I
| 2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Am and Barwick |
1 Road), Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve ser- B
I vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat., 10 am. Rabbi Samuel Silver, I
% phone 276-6161. Cantor Elaine Shapiro.
Code in the "Judaic Code of
Religious Law" (Schulchan
Oruch) led by Rabbi Sacks
begin at 7:30 a.m. preceeding
the Daily Morning Minyon Ser-
vices and at 5 p.m. in conjunc-
tion with the Daily Twilight
Minyon Services.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the
theme "And ..." at the Sab-
bath Morning Service on
Saturday, Jan. 9, commencing
at 8:30 a.m.
Congregation B'nai Israel of
Boca Raton holds its first-ever
children's Sabbath on Friday
evening, Jan. 1. Grandparents
are invited to bring their
grandchildren and grand-
children are invited to bring
their grandparents as all join
together for a special night of
story, song and prayer.
According to Rabbi Richard
Agler, spiritual leader of Con-
gregation B'nai Israel, "The
relationship between grand-
parents and grandchildren is
probably the greatest
testimony to the power of pure
love that we know. At our ser-
vice, we will celebrate and
recognize that. Moreover, in
Jewish tradition, grand-
parents play an important role
in handing down history,
teaching and customs. Very
often, it is the grandparents
who give children a major por-
tion of their Jewish identity
and for this we will thank
There will be a special Torah
processional, complete with
singing and dancing, as the
Scrolls are handed down from
one generation to the next.
Rabbi Agler will give a story-
sermon and gifts will be
pesented to the little ones.
Great-grandparents in atten-
dance will be bestowed with
special honors.
The service will take place at
Congregation B'nai Israel of
Boca Raton, 22455 Boca Rio
Road, beginning at 8 p.m.
Sabbath Services will be held
on Friday, Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. in
the Hirsch Sanctuary, con- ,
ducted by Rabbi Paul Plotkin
and Hazzan Irving Grossman.
The Temple Beth Am choir
under the direction of Esther
Federoff, will participate in
the services. An Oneg Shabbat
will follow services in the
Lustig Social Hall.
Frances and Louis Muchnick
will host the congregants of
Temple Beth Am in
celebrating their 60th wedding
anniversary on Friday even-
ing, Jan. 1 at Temple Beth Am
at the Oneg Shabbat im-
mediately following services.
This shabbat has been
designated as UJA Sabbath.
Rabbi Plotkin will address
comments this evening to UJA
and what it represents.
The Bat Mitxvah of Sandi
Agnes, daughter of Donna and
Kenneth Agnes of Coral Spr-
ings was celebrated at Temple
Beth Am on Dec. 26.
The Bat Mitzvah of Lisa
Rosenthal, daughter of Wayne
and Eileen Rosenthal of Coral
Springs was celebrated at
Temple Beth Am on Dec. 25.
On Saturday, Jan. 2, Sab-
bath Services are at 9 a.m.
conducted by Rabbi Paul
Plotkin and Hazzan Irving
Grossman. The congregation
is invited to a Kiddush follow-
ing services in the Lustig
Social Hall.
The Temple Beth Am Men's
Club Breakfast and Installa-
tion will be held on Sunday,
Jan. 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the
Lustig Social Hall. Cantor
Grossman will render some
special and familiar selections.
All members and their spouses
are welcome.
Vocalists Headline New Season
For Menorah's Speakers Bureau
The Menorah Speakers
Bureau is expanding its free
lecture and entertainment of-
ferings for the new season
with several new musical and
storytelling programs.
Vocalist and ventriloquist
Evelyn Kaye has joined the
speakers bureau, presenting
popular American and Yiddish
tunes. Singer Alan Bregen
performs Hebrew, Yiddish and
light classical music, and Max
Rubin offers traditional Yid-
dish stories plus a look at
Israel's history in "The Saga
of a Nation." Also new for this
year is Paulette Rose's pro-
gram of ventriloquism.
A service of Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels,
the speakers bureau provides
about 300 programs a year at
no charge for civic, fraternal
and religious groups in Dade,
Broward and Palm Beach
Groups can also request such
established Menorah Speakers
Bureau topics as "Jewish
Humor Around the World,"
"Soviet Jewry," "Games Jews
Play," "The Jewish Communi-
ty Can it Survive?" and
many others.
Speakers include Yiddishist
and humorist Oscar Goldstein,
plus Jack Polinsky, Jack Salz,
Ed Sanders and other experts
in Yiddishkeit and Jewish com-
munity life.
Program chairmen can ar-
range a free presentation by
calling Oscar Goldstein,
bureau director, at any
Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels facility in North
Miami Beach, Sunrise,
Margate, Deerfield Beach, and
West Palm Beach. For topics
and details call 935-3939 in
Dade, 742-6000 in Broward
and 627-2277 in Palm Beach
Mengele Hoax Exhumed
Knesset member just returned
from South America claimed
to have hard evidence" that
human bones exhumed from a
grave in Sao Paulo, Brazil on
June 6, 1985 are not the re-
mains of Auschwitz death
camp doctor Josef Mengele.
The assertion by Dov Shilan-
sky of Likud contradicts the
findings of forensic and
medicaT experts from several
countries who examined the
remains at the time and con-
cluded "within a reasonable
scientific certainty" that they
were the skeletal remains of
Mengele. The accused war
criminal may thus still be alive.
Mengele, whose so-called
medical experiments resulted
in the death or maiming of
countless Auschwitz inmates,
had been the object of a world-
wide manhunt since the end of
World War II.
Rewards totalling $3.4
million were offered m 1985
for information on his
whereabouts. Many Nazi-
hunters believed he lived in
Paraguay. But the search was
called off when a German cou-
ple living in Brazil, Wolfram
and Liselotte Bossert, took
police to the grave where they
said Mengele was buried.
The couple said they had
sheltered him for 10 years,
during which time he used the
name Wolfgang Gerhardt.
Gerhardt drowned in 1979.
However, dental records
convinced American and
Brazilian experts that
Gerhardt was indeed Mengele.
Dr. Lowell Levine, a consul-
tant with the New York State
Police, and Dr. Carlos Valerio,
a specialist in forensic
medicine, signed an affidavit
in March 1986 attesting that
the X-ray of the exhumed re-
mains matched Mengele's den-
tal records.
But Shilansky told reporters
here that a dentist in Brazil,
Dr. Helena Bueno Vieria de
Castro, told him she treated
Mengele under the alias of
Pedro Miller long after
Gerhardt's drowning. Accor-
ding to Shilansky, she confirm-
ed that Miller's dental file was
identical with Mengele's SS
dental file.
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Rabin: Clear Conscience' About
Israel's Policy In West Bank, Gaza
Israeli Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin declared that while
he regrets that Palestinians
have been killed (hiring disrup-
tions in the West Bank and the
Gaza Strip, Israel will continue
to put down forcefully any out-
break of "public violent
disorder and terror "in the ad-
ministered territories.
"We are sorry about the loss
of life of anyone," Rabin said
in a speech at the Brookings
Institution. But he stressed
that those who engage in the
"use of public disorder, ter-
ror," must learn that "nothing
can be gained" by it.
"The only way to solve the
problem is through peace
negotiaiens with Jordan, with
Palestinians who are not
declared members of the
PLO," he stressed, referring
to tiie Palestine Liberation
Rabin, who spoke at the
Washington-based think tank
at the end of his three-day visit
here, dealt directly in his open-
ing remarks with the situation
in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip, where many Palesti-
nians and one Israeli have
been killed recently.
The defense minister was
reportedly asked that Israel
execise restraint during a
meeting with Michael Ar-
macost, undersecretary of
state for political affairs.
As Rabin spoke, about a
dozen persons demonstrated
outside the Brookings Institu-
tion against Israel's policies in
the territories, chanting "long
live the PLO, long live (Yasir)
At one point, Rabin referred
to them by noting that there is
nothing wrong with peaceful
demonstrators, such as the
ones against him. But when
demonstrations turn violent
with Molotov cocktails and
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bottles being thrown, fires set,
roads blocked, then the Israeli
police and army "will use what
ever is needed to prevent it,"
he said.
Instead of participating in
violent demonstrations, the
Palestinians should tell their
leaders "to solve the problem,
seek a round of negotiations"
with Israel, Rabin said.
He said the situation could
be only be resolved when the
Arabs renounce war and ter-
ror against Israel and decide to
seek a solution through
negotiations, as did Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat.
Rabin suggested that the
current outbreak of civil
disorder was caused by the
"frustration" of the Palesti-
nians that the Arab-Israeli
conflict had received such a
low priority, first at the recent
Arab League meeting and
then at the summit meeting
between President Reagan
and Soviet leader Mikhail
He said the present situation
is "painful" for both the
Palestinians and the Israeli
soldiers and police who have to
enforce order in the
But Rabin stressed he has a
"clear conscience"about
Israel's policy in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip. He noted
that Israel has a military
government in the territories
because it has not taken any
unilateral decision, neither an-
nexing the areas nor
withdrawing, but is seeking a
political solution.
In 1947, the solution for two
British Mandates, India and
Palestine, was partition on
religious grounds, the defense
minister observed. But, he ad-
ded, that while in India,
Moslems demanded a separate
state now two countries,
Pakistan and Bangladesh
the Arabs rejected a Jewish
state and went to war against
Rabin said that from the ar-
mistice of 1949 to the 1967 Six-
Day War, Israel repeatedly
asked the Arabs to negotiate a
peace treaty based on the ar-
mistice lines, which would
have given the Arabs not only
the West Bank and the Gaza
Strip, but also East Jerusalem.
He added that while the
Arabs now insist that the solu-
tion to the Palestinian problem
is a Palestinian state, they
never suggested such a state
during the 19 years they oc-
cupied the territories.
Rabin also pointed out that
Israel only gained the ter-
ritories because King Hussein
of Jordan rejected pleas from
Israel, and entered the 1967
The main purpose of Rabin's
visit to Washington was the
signing of a memorandum of
understanding between the
United States and Israel,
which formally gives Israel
status equivalent to that of a
NATO ally of the United
This allows Israel to bid on
U.S. Defense Department
research and development pro-
jects, as well as on arms

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