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Jl Joyous Passover... To You and Yours
w^ The Jewish <^ y
of South County
Volume 11 Number 8
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, April 21, 1989
Price: 35 Cents
Palestinian Rejection
Not The Last Word
Palestinians have responded to
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir's proposal for elections in
the Israeli-administered terri-
tories with deep skepticism,
but less than total rejection.
Hanna Siniora, editor of the
East Jerusalem daily Al-Fajr,
said that elections in the terri-
tories, as proposed by Shamir
in Washington, would not lead
to a resolution of the Arab-
Israeli conflict.
"Elections might come later
on, when there is a dialogue
between the government of
Israel and the PLO," said Sin-
iora, who has insisted that only
the Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization can represent the
Shamir has repeatedly ruled
out Israeli talks with the PLO,
and Palestinians have refused
to accede to his desire to find
alternatives to it.
But Israeli policy-makers are
saying that Siniora and others
who speak similarly are articu-
lating only the opening Pales-
tinian position. Israeli leaders
hope the United States will
pressure the PLO to soften its
stand on the issue.
Police Minister Haim Bar-
Lev told the weekly Cabinet
meeting that Palestinians in
Pro-Choice March:
the territories have every
objective reason to end the
status quo. Therefore, he sug-
gested, they will come to rea-
son and take the necessary
steps that will lead to compre-
hensive peace.
Israel and the PLO are each
caught in a dilemma. Israel
wants elections in the territor-
ies, to bypass its rejection of
the PLO as a possible negotiat-
ing partner.
However, Israeli leaders are
well aware that free elections
would give legitimacy to pro-
PLO representation.
At the same time, whereas
Continued on Page 8
ON CAPITOL HILL. During his recent visit to Washington for talks with President George
Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, center, met with Senate minority leader
Robert Dole (R.-Kans.), left, and Senate majority leader George Mitchell (D.-Me.), right.
(APIWide World Photo)
Showdown on Aid for Soviet Emigres
cha Dinitz, the chairman of the
Jewish Agency and the WZO,
flew to the United States for a
major showdown with leaders
of the Jewish federations over
funding for Soviet immigrant
and absorption.
"I will not I cannot
allow Israel to become a junior
partner" in the saga of Soviet
Jewish emigration, Dinitz de-
clared in a spirited interview
with the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency before leaving for
New York.
The Agency-WZO chairman
has asked to meet with Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who
he believes will vigorously lend
his own weight and prestige in
the fight against the federa-
Dinitz was to chair a session
of the Jewish Agency Execu-
tive in Washington, which is
expected to be devoted largely
to this issue.
The casus belli for Dinitz is a
decision by the federation lead-
ership and the United Jewish
Appeal on March 28 to allocate
the funds raised in the ongoing
special Soviet Jewry absorp-
tion campaign on a 50-50 basis:
50 percent for the local U.S.
communities, and 50 percent
for "overseas needs."
"In practice," Dinitz
explained angrily, "that means
25 percent for Israel."
This is because "overseas
needs" means both Israel and
the Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society and the Joint Distribu-
tion Committee, the two agen-
cies most actively involved in
aid for Soviet Jewish emi-
"From a Zionist standpoint,
from an Israeli standpoint and
from the standpoint of UJA's
raison d'etre this is abso-
lutely unacceptable."
Dinitz said he is demanding a
full 50 percent for Israel's
absorption needs. This, he
said, would accurately reflect
the traditional breakdown of
UJA-Federation appeal funds
between local needs and
Moreover, he said, it was on
this understanding that the
WZO executive had supported
last December the idea of a
Continued on Page 5
Showing A High Jewish Profile
Jewish women and men taking
part in the massive abortion
rights demonstration here
spoke again and again of seiz-
ing the "moral high ground"
from those who would ban
abortion on religious grounds.
"Our passion for choice is
rooted in Jewish law and eth-
ics," Lenore Feldman, presi-
dent of the National Council of
Jewish Women, told a crowd
estimated at 300,000.
"It's very important for us
to come out and say that all
religious groups are not trying
to obstruct the rights of other
people," Joyce Lapin, coordin-
ator of residential life at the
Jewish Theological Seminary,
said in an interview.
"I have seen 513 anti-
abortion proposals in 13 years,
152 of which have required
roll-call votes," Sen. Howard
Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) told a
gathering of Jewish marchers.
"They are not giving up.
Today their shrill voices will be
drowned out by the sounds of
our voices and the marching of
our feet."
Metzenbaum spoke at a pre-
march briefing sponsored by
the American Jewish Congress
at the Sheraton Carlton Hotel
here. More than 200 Jews
some from as far away as
California followed the
A JCongress-banner to join the
throngs marching up Constitu-
tion Avenue to the rolling lawn
of the Capitol.
There the colorful parade of
women, men and children
both seasoned activists and
first-time protesters
gathered to wave banners and
hear speeches by politicians
and celebrities in support of
freedom of choice.
The demonstration sur-
passed some of the largest
ever held in Washington,
including the December 1987
solidarity march for Soviet
Jewry, which drew 200,000.
Forty-two rabbinical and
cantonal students from the
Jewish Theological Seminary,
the Conservative rabbinical
training institution, were
among those who crowded
onto buses before dawn for the
ride to Washington.
Women's American ORT, a
co-sponsor of the march, and
the American Jewish Commit-
tee sent contingents, as did
synagogues from throughout
the East. Jews were also rep-
resented by the Religious Coal-
ition for Abortion Rights, an
intergroup organization.
"Some of our opponents
have claimed that choice is not
a Jewish response," said Feld-
man of NCJW as the Capitol
rotunda loomed behind ner.
"To those critics I say: Read
the Talmud, the Jewish book of
law. In Judaism, the mother's
rights always come first."
Feldman and others also
voiced objections to abortion
opponents who compare the
effects of legalized abortion to
the Holocaust. Among the
handful of abortion opponents
Continued on Page 8
Elections Urged
WASHINGTON (JTA) The Bush admin-
istration expressed little concern that Pales-
tinians and other Arab leaders appear to have
rejected Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir's proposal for elections in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip.
"It is not unusual in the beginning of a
process for different parties to stake out
more extreme positions," said department
spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler.
The Shamir proposal, made during his
meeting with President Bush at the White
House would have the Palestinians living in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip elect represen-
tatives for negotiations with Israel on self-
rule in the territories.
Bush endorsed the proposal, which would
eventually lead to negotiations on the final
status of the territories.
>ugh the Palestine Liberation Organi-
zation has rejected the plan, Tutwiler
stressed her remarks were not aimed specifi-
cally at the PLO.
"We have said that this is a step-by-step
process; you have to crawl before you walk, '
she said. "Prime Minister Shamir came with
an idea that we believe has potential."
Tutwiler said there are a lot of questions to
explore about the proposal during the days
and weeks ahead. "We are asking all those
who are committed to peace to give us a
chance to explore and develop these ideas,"
she said.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 21, 1989
Modern Day Redemption
From Spiritual Slavery
12 Refuseniks Receive Permission
The central theme that
runs through the Passover lit-
urgy is the requirement that
the Jew re-experience for him-
self the biblical miracle of
redemption from slavery.
The seder ritual makes this
clear eating the matzah,
tasting the bitter herbs, drink-
ing four cups of wine, reclining
on a pillow all re-enact
stages in the transition from
subjugation to freedom.
Less well known is the cus-
tom of re-experiencing the
ancient Israelites' crossing of
the Red Sea on the seventh
day of Passover: some Hasidic
groups go so far as to pour
water on the floor and jump
over it, coming as close as
possible to the tangible experi-
ence of our ancestors.
This year, Jews will have
an even more vivid way of
appropriating the Exodus
experience for themselves.
Under glasnost, the gates of
the Soviet Union have been
thrown open, and Jews are
using the opportunity to
stream out.
If the January and February
emigration Figures hold up for
the rest of the year, more than
30,000 Jews will depart the
Soviet Union in 1989.
Clearly, the movement out
of the Soviet Union is nothing
less than a transformation
from slavery to freedom. In
their native land, these Jews
suffered educational and occu-
pational discrimination, and
were severely restricted in the
practice of their religion and
the development of their cul-
Once in the West whether
in Israel, the United States or
elsewhere they enjoy equal
educational and economic
rights as well as the freedom
to live Jewish lives.
But .as anyone familiar with
the biblical account of the Exo-
dus knows, emancipation from
bondage is only the beginning
of a long redemptive process.
When the Israelites were
slaves, their Egyptian masters
took care of their basic needs.
In return for obedient subser-
vience, the slaves did not have
to worry about food, water and
Once free, however.
they had to adjust to a new
situation where there was no
master on whom to rely. The
Torah recounts a series of bit-
ter complaints directed at
Moses about the hardships
that freedom had brought.
It is no surprise, then, that
-.instead of solving all problems.
[the new mass emigration of
(Soviet Jewry has raised new
> perplexities.
Where shall the Soviet Jews
go? The State of Israel, estab-
lished as a haven for Jews
from around the world, would
gladly welcome them and
they were allowed out of the
Soviet Union on the basis of
Israeli visas.
But less than 10 percent
5 want to go there, most of the
pothers preferring the United
_ States. Are the efforts, of
5 American Jews to aid Soviet
g Jewish resettlement in the
United States undermining
Israel, or are such actions
heroic examples of traditional
.Jewish solicitude for brothers
and sisters in distress?
Assuming that it is proper
for American Jews to help
Soviet Jews enter this coun-
try, how shall they prevail
upon the American govern-
ment to let more in?
The number of Jewish emi-
grants waiting in Europe to
enter this country surpass the
number of refugee slots allot-
ted by law. Proposals to shift
open slots from other parts of
the world to the Soviet Union
may create friction among the
different refugee organiza-
How will the emigration and
resettlement be funded? Fed-
eral allocations for this pur-
pose are insufficient, and the
widespread sentiment for cut-
ting government expenditures
makes it unlikely that enough
money will be appropriated.
The burden, then, will
fall on American Jewry. The
United Jewish Appeal has
announced a $75 million "Pas-
sage to Freedom" drive to
meet this need. There is no
way of knowing, at the present
time, whether this fund-rais-
ing initiative will draw con-
tributions away from other
worthy causes.
What is the best way to
encourage the Soviet Union to
keep its gates open for the
emigrants to leave? Should
there be economic concessions,
such as an easing up on Ameri-
can trade restrictions with the
Soviet Union, to signal the
Kremlin that we appreciate its
new approach?
Or do the Soviet rulers view
concessions as a sign of weak-
ness and respond only to the
loud voice of protest?
Not all the problems gener-
ated by this modern-day Exo-
dus are political and economic.
Just as the biblical Israelites'
emancipation was a step on the
road to the spiritual experi-
ence at Mount Sinai, where
they received the Torah, so too
the struggle for the physical
freedom of Soviet Jews must
not ignore matters of the
Recognizing the reality that
many Jews will stay in the
Soviet Union despite the op-
tion to emigrate, what can we
do to further the tentative
steps that have already been
taken to revive Jewish religi-
ous, educational and cultural
life there?
And it would be less than
honest to ignore the fact that,
for all our success in getting
Soviet Jews out, we have
failed, for the most part, in
inducing them to participate in
American Jewish life.
According to the Passover
hagaddah, "In each generation
one is required to see oneself
as if he went out of Egypt."
Our generation of Jews are
eyewitnesses to such an Exo-
dus. It is up to us to muster the
wisdom to deal successfully
with the complications that
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Twelve refuseniks, many of
them denied permission to
emigrate for several years
because of their alleged know-
ledge of "state secrets,"
received permission to leave
the Soviet Union last week,
the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry announced.
They comprise the largest
single group to be granted
visas at one time since the
November 1988 large-scale
permissions made as a good-
will gesture prior to Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev's
visit to Washington.
The group includes long-
term refuseniks, such as Alex-
ander Piatetsky, waiting 15
years, and Mark Berenfeld, 12
years, as well as Vadim Plos-
kikh, who was refused on
secrecy grounds as recently as
June 1988 and told that he
would have to wait until 1993.
Ploskikh's wife and children
are already living in Israel.
Other "secrecy" refuseniks
to get permission are Mikhail
Gurfink, Boris Lifshits, Ilya
Pinsker and Georgi Pozonia-
kov. all of Moscow.
Also, Don Koslenko of
Odessa, an eight-year refuse-
nik who received and was then
denied permission.
From Leningrad, Inna Gor-
enshtain, a 12-year refusenik;
Valery Spitovsky, waiting
eight years; and Mikhail
Yusim, 11 years.
And from the Ukrainian city
of Zaporozhe, World War II
decorated veteran Naum
Rabinovich, a seven-year refu-
senik who last year was told he
would not be allowed to leave
before 1996.
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one. you'll know why. Sunsweer" Prunes. Blue Ribbon* Figs
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Friday, April 21, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Volen Wills Millions To Brandeis
Pythians Honor Members
At the recent ceremonial handing over of a check from the estate of the late Benjamin Volen of Boca
Raton, to Brandeis University by officers of the Northern Trust Bank in Miami, were, from Uft
Stephen A. Lynch III, senior vice president and general counsel of the bank; Dianne M. Rita, the
bank's second vice president; Brandeis University president Evelyn E. Handler; and attorney
Atwood Dunwoody.
Attending the Knights of Pythias, George Gershwin Lodge No.
196 Honor Night were from left Edna and Max Dreier and Gert
and Aaron Morah. Max Dreier is a donor to tfie Lodge Charity
Foundation and the Pythian Youth Foundation. Aaron Morah
recently donated his 182nd pint of blood.
Brandeis University has
received one of the largest
gifts in its 40 year history
through a bequest from the
estate of the late Benjamin
Volen of Boca Raton. The
unrestricted gift, totalling
almost $11 million dollars, will
help advance the university's
program in biomedical and
neuroscience research includ-
ing enhancing science facilities
and equipment.
Volen, who died this past
July 28, seven months before
his 100th birthday, was an
early benefactor of the univer-
sity. An owner of women's
furnishing stores, he regularly
attended university meetings
in Florida and worked on spe-
cial Brandeis projects with
Palm Beach residents Louis
Salvage, Edward Goldstein,
Jacob Goldfarb, Benjamin
Homstein and Edwin Hokin.
Volen was also involved in
many special organizations.
One of his favorite projects
was the Mae Volen Senior
Center in Boca Raton, com-
pleted in 1986 and named for
his wife who had died the
previous year.
Other Volen charities
included the Boca Raton Com-
munity Hospital, the Eye
Research Institute of the
Retina Foundation of Boston,
the Florence Fuller Child
Development Center of Boca
Raton, and the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
Presidium Installed For Brandeis Chapter
The Brandeis University
National Women's Committee,
Inverrary-Woodlands chapter,
has installed Mildreth Rubin-
off and Lisel Judge as its pre-
Rubinoff was the executive
director of Beth Abraham Hil-
lel Moses Synagogue in West
Bloomfield, Michigan for 26
years. She organized the Syna-
gogue Council of Greater
Detroit and was its president
for four years.
Judge was a member of the
German Olympic Fencing
Team when, in 1936, she
refused to compete for Adolph
Hitler's goverment. In 1938
she emigrated to this country
with her husband and her nine-
month-old daughter, and was
ranked among the 10 best
women fencers in this country.
In 1955, she was invited to
teach fencing at Brandeis
University. In her 26 years of
coaching, her teams never lost
more than two meets a year,
and she became director of the
Physical Education Depart-
ment, and was appointed As-
sistant Athletic Director,
attaining the rank of full pro-
fessor on tenure.
The presidium was installed
at a recent luncheon at Inver-
rary Country Club.
Loneliness Lecture
Sisterhood of Congregation
Anshei Emuna will meet Tues-
day, May 2, noon, at the Tem-
ple, 16189 Carter Road.
Psychologist Bonnie Stelzer
will talk on combatting loneli-
ness in the senior years.
The Knights of Pythias,
George Gershwin Lodge No.
196, their wives and members
of the Gershwin Ladies Auxi-
liary, attended an Honor Night
program recently at the Com-
munity Center of Surfside.
The 19 members of the Ger-
shwin Lodge honored were:
Past Chancellors Norman
Chussitt, Murray Rubin and
Sol Salenger; Past Deputy
Grand Chancellor BUI Sheldon;
Charles Horowitz; Nat War-
shawsky, a 50-year Supreme
Life Member; 25 year mem-
bers Irving Belsik, Lou Fire-
ster, William Gross, Lou Mer-
baum, Lou Novick and Sidney
Ritterman; 40-year member
Past Chancellor Leonard Zil-
bert; 46-year member Past
Chancellor Aaron Morah; 49-
year member Max Dreier; 50-
year members Bruno Loeb,
Charles Horowitz, Lou Muss-
man and Phillip Miller; and
64-year member Irving

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To promote the concepts of "Friendship, Charity and Benevolence," the 11th District Association
Knights of Pythias, composed of past chancellors and officers of the five lodges in Palm Beach
County, instituted a Traveling Gavel program which is now in its third year. The 1989 schedule
was begun by Atlantic Lodge No. 217 which, under the leadership of Chancellor Commander Eli
Goldman, delivered the gavel to Boca Raton Lodge No. 214. The entourage included, from the left,
Jack Kaplan and Harry Sokoloff of Boynton-Delray No. 206; Harry Wilson; Joe Zoneshine, Eli
Goldman and Dave Altbuch of Atlantic Lodge No. 217; Irving Schulman and Sidney Skar, Palm
Beach No. 208; and Al Goldberg, the 11th Pythian District Deputy, ofBoynton Delray No. 206. Not
in the photo is Bill Sheldon of Atlantic Lodge No. 217. This month, Boca Raton Lodge No. 2H
continued the program of friendship by traveling to Delray to present the gavel to Lodge No. 206.
Hillel School To Open In Boca
A branch of The Samuel
Scheck Hillel Community Day
School of North Miami Beach
will open in Boca Raton for the
1989-90 school year. It will be
known as The Samuel Scheck
Hillel Orthodox Day School.
The school will begin with
pre-kindergarten, kindergar-
ten and first grade classes on
the site of B'nai Torah Congre-
gation at SW 18th Street.
The Samuel Scheck Hillel
Community Day School will
begin its 20th year in August
with a current enrollment of
over 800 children from two-
and-one-half year olds through
high school. Nineteen Boca
Raton children travel over an
hour each way daily to attend
the school and receive a com-
bined general studies educa-
tion and a traditional educa-
tion in Jewish studies.
Singles Club
The Singles Club of Temple
Emeth will meet Monday, May
8, noon.
Robin Branch, columnist of
the Palm Beach News and the
Sun Sentinel will speak on
"Confessions of a Dinosaur."
On Sunday, May 14, the club
has arranged a Mothers' Day
Trip to the Naples Dinner The-
atre. For information: 499-
9235 or 499-6495.
Freedom Seder Brings Together
Synagogue and Church
Congregation B'nai Israel
will share a Freedom Seder
with their friends from the
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
Church Friday, April 21, 6
The two congregations will
assemble together for an expe-
rience anticipated to give new
meaning to the Festival of
Freedom. A special haggadah,
drawing on both the Jewish
and African-American experi-
ence, is being prepared for the
The Passover meal will be
catered by Edna Baram and
Yaffa Ben Maier of E & Y
Following the Seder, Shab-
bat services will be held at 8
p.m., with the Ebenezer Mis-
sionary Baptist Church Choir
The Seder and Shabbat ser-
vices will be held at the Center
for Group Counseling, 22455
Boca Rio Road.
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Freedom For
The members of Temple
Sinai of Delray Beach have
received news that their se-
cond Soviet Jewry refusenik
family has been given permis-
sion to leave Russia for Israel.
Many months of letter writing,
sending cards, petitions and
calls and the support from
government representatives
and the State Department led
to this conclusion.
Vladimir (Zev) and Luba
Meshkov and their three chil-
dren will join Luba's father in
The congregation now plans
to adopt a third family.

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 21, 1989
Problems and Solutions
Nearly 50 years ago to the day, the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency reported from Cairo that
Dr. Chaim Weizman, president of the Jewish
Agency for Palestine, "left for Jerusalem this
morning after a one-day visit here during
which he conferred with Premier Mohammed
Mahmoud Pasha and other Egyptian Arab
leaders on a possible settlement of the Pales-
tine problem. '
"The Zionist leader was quoted as promising
to return for further conversations. .
Five decades later, the legatees to the
"Palestine problem" are seeking solutions
In the past week, Cairo's supreme represen-
tative came to Washington, as did the prime
minister of the State of Israel.
Messages were mixed: in a joint statement
which President George Bush issued together
with President Hosni Mubarak, the concern
about Palestinian political rights was
addressed in a most aggressive fashion. Two
days later, the president agreed publicly with
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir that there was
no discussion of a separate Palestinian entity,
which both dismiss out-of-hand.
Rather than casting the American presi-
dent's remarks in paradoxical or contradictory
light, the press reports should be viewed for
what they are .
Returning for further conversations.
If the president representing the United
States is to remain as the honest broker in
striking any deal between and among the
warring factions in the administered territor-
ies, it must keep avenues for dialogue open.
To do so requires grandstanding and public
support. President Bush's early remarks, sup-
posedly in consonance with President Mub-
arak's, were not really very far off the Camp
David mark, despite their bombast.
That the message also contained the inter-
national need for Israel to remove itself from
the territories is not earth-shaking. Israel,
itself, has acknowledged that it will withdraw
its heavy military presence should free elec-
tions and subsequent self-administration take
Critics should not be too quick to damn the
press releases. Should movement result from
last week's meetings, should current turbu-
lence cease in the territories, then, the further
conversations and the reportage that followed
will have been positive.
Passover's Eternal Message
This year's eternal message of freedom,
which is the central theme of Passover, has
special significance.
While we celebrate the continuing emi-
gration of Soviet Jews in the tens of thou-
sands, we are wary that the present mood of
nlusHtist and perestroika (openness and
restructuring) might be the western-like whim
of a particular Soviet leader and no more.
While we, in the Diaspora, support whole-
^B^ The Jewish ^iw ^
heartedly the coalition government of the
State of Israel, we are aware of the stiff-
necked appearance in the media of a particular
party in power.
While we bemoan the fact that the Pales-
tinian question has not been resolved in the 40
years since the partition by international
mandate, we are cognizant that Israel's free-
dom to be must also include the freedom to live
without terrorism and fear, terrorists and
While we are aware the Pesach focuses on
physical freedom, we are aware that the
spiritual and philosophical freedoms that free
men and women are supposed to enjoy have
been thwarted and limited in the Oriental and
Occidental worlds of late.
We pray for the redemption, therefore, of all
who are oppressed. May they come and eat at
our table of plenty in a worldwide atmosphere
of freedom and absence of tyranny. And, if not
before, then .
. Next year in Jerusalem.
Potential and Practicality
Of Palestinian Self-Rule
The time has come for Presi-
dent George Bush to select
between two choices: support
the establishment of a Pales-
tinian state; or accept an
agreed upon formula for "self-
Israel lacks defensible depth;
she is totally exposed. If a
Palestinian state is estab-
lished, the slightest incident
with it will necessitate immedi-
ate retaliation or even a defen-
sible invasion that might result
in enormous Palestinian
casualties and possibly lead to
mass escape of its population.
A situation like that can be
described only as intentional
creation of lack of security.
On the other hand, if "Self-
Rule" is agreed upon, the ter-
ritories under it will serve as a
buffer zone in the very positive
sense of the word, and could
become a bridge to compre-
hensive peace between Arabs
and .lews.
If the PLO really cares for
the Palestinian masses, their
well being and their safety, as
precondition to any national
progress, they will adopt this
rational plan tomorrow. It will
ensure a prosperous "Self-
Ruled" territory west of the
Jordan river and a future
Palestinian state east of the
river that will evolve under
peaceful conditions.
Therefore, the president
should influence the Arab lead-
ers and his European allies to
advise the PLO to take the
following steps:
Revoke its charter, or the
parts referring to Israel.
Stop all demands for an
international peace confer-
Demand immediate direct
talks with Israel on the basis of
Issue an appeal for direct
peace negotiations among all
the Arab states and Israel.
Immediately thereafter, to
ask Israel, upon acceptance bv
the PLO. to:
Declare readiness to nego-
tiate with the PLO (or any
Palestinians) on self-rule in the
Set the time and place for
Define the areas where the
Israeli army will not be pre-
sent, as long as there is order
and the situation is calm.
Stop all new settlements in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Issue an invitation to all
Arab states for direct peace
If the government in
power, at the time of accep-
tance by the PLO, refuses to
enter direct negotiations, then
to appeal for an election or a
referendum by the Israeli elec-
torate to decide on that issue.
The president wants to calm
things, not to exaccerbate the
situation. A regional process
must be set in motion. Buffer
zones via self-rule will be the
ideal tool for that policy. Only
this format can interlace the
securities of Israel and the
Palestinians. Each will be
interested that it will not be
disturbed by outsiders. In
short, it will become cement
for peace in the entire region.
This solution is not only
practical realpolitik but it
is just and right for all. Hope-
fully the president will find the
correct answer and will prove
himself a courageous leader
who will bring peace to the
entire area.
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Each year, a handful of
outstanding mathematics stu-
dents are selected while still in
high school, to take one or two
courses in BGU's mathematics
department and, upon their
graduation, to continue at the
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special campaign for Soviet
Dinitz singled out the federa-
tions of San Francisco, Los
Angeles and Chicago for the
brunt of his attack.
"They led the way" to the
March 28 decision, he said.
He referred scornfully to
"the ambitions of a few Jewish
professionals who are dictat-
ing a policy which, I am sure,
the vast majority of Jews do
not support.'
Dinitz denied that his declar-
ation of open war might exa-
cerbate what many observers
believe is an ongoing weaken-
ing of the common purposes
linking the federation leader-
ship and the Jewish Agency.
Some experts, indeed, see
this as part of a growing and
disturbing trend of Dias-
pora/Israel polarization.
age of 18. By 21, he had
completed both his three year
military service and his doctor-
ate and is presently doing post-
doctoral work at Harvard.
The second student was
Yossi Friedman, who com-
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BGU's mathematics and com-
puter science department at
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Healing the Rift of
Interdenominational Divide
A NATIONAL organization
committed to healing the
wounds created by interdeno-
minational rivalries in Jewish
life is developing local groups
of rabbis from all four rabbini-
cal denominations who meet
monthly for dialogue on a
range of ideological issues.
There are now eight such
groups of Orthodox, Conserva-
tive, Reform and Reconstruc-
tionist rabbis, including
women rabbis, and more are
being formed, according to
Paul Jeser, executive vice
president of CLAL, the
National Jewish Center for
Learning and Leadership.
The co-founder and presi-
dent of CLAL is Rabbi Irving
(Yitz) Greenberg, a New York
'Orthodox rabbi who has
warned repeatedly against the
threat to Jewry of denomina-
tional rivalries.
Jeser told the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency that CLAL is
the only national Jewish
organization that has interden-
ominational programming as a
major priority. He said Am
Kchtid, CLAL's interdenomin-
ational department, and
Chevra, its interdenomina-
tional rabbinic project, are the
American Jewish community's
first major organized efforts in
this area.
Rabbi Shael Siegel, recently
named director of the Chevra
program, said Chevra chapters
are open also to Jewish acade-
micians. Chevra chapters have
been set up in Boston, New
York, Philadelphia, Washing-
ton, Dallas, Los Angeles, San
Francisco and Chicago.
Eric Levine, associate direc-
tor of Am Echad, explained
that Jewish academicians are
scholars who have significant
impact on the Jewish commun-
ity through their writings and
teachings on Jewish issues. He
estimated that from 10 to 25
percent of the membership of
Chevra chapters are non-
rabbinic Jewish scholars.
As far back at 1981, Levine
said, CLAL leaders and other
Jews sympathetic to Green-
berg's approach recognized
that there was an urgent need
for a unique forum that would
allow rabbis and scholars to
engage in dialogue or study on
divisive interdenominational
issues, such as the "Who Is a
Jew" controversy.
A similar goal is sought in
national conferences, con-
vened annually. Such gather-
ings of rabbis and scholars
have taken place in Los
Angeles and New York. The
next one is planned for Stam-
ford, Conn.
Levine said such forums,
whether in local chapter meet-
ings or national conclaves, pro-
vide an opportunity for partici-
pants to meet quietly to dis-
cuss means of solving disputes,
without public observation of
rabbinic participants.
He said participation in such
activities often presents diffi-
culties for Orthodox rabbis. He
said more and more chapters
are "going public" in identify-
ing members, but some chap-
ters are still careful about ano-
nymity of members because of
the sensitivity of Orthodox
rabbinical members.
There is more reluctance
among Orthodox rabbis than
others to joining the study
groups, Levine said, but every
Chevra chapter has Orthodox
rabbinical participation.
Chapters meet monthly for
periods of one to two hours.
Each chapter develops its own
program with the general goal
of creating respect among rep-
resentatives of each denomina-
tion for the outlook of the
other participants.
The view of CLAL program
planners is that it is not
enough to teach participants
about the history or the philo-
sophies of the respective
groups. It is also necessary to
enhance communication, unde-
rstanding and interpersonal
relationships across denomina-
tional lines.
The chapter participants do
not simply study, Levine said.
"We refer to it as study and
dialogue. The purpose is prob-
lem solving."
One may not see a dramatic
global resolution to major divi-
sive problems confronting
Jews as a religious entity
emerging from a Chevra chap-
ter meeting or from a national
conference, Levine said.
But "one should not mini-
mize the importance of individ-
ual relationships growing out
of these local meetings," he
He said Chevra chapter
meetings bring together rabbis
to examine halachic problems
out of which rancorous dis-
putes have previously devel-
oped. The chapter members
are "seeking common solu-
tions for common problems."
One Orthodox rabbi was
quoted by Levine as explaining
his interest in the Chevra
chapter program in these
words: "I want to be involved
in this level of interdenomina-
tional dialogue, because I con-
sider these issues crucial to the
quality of Jewish life and sur-
vival, and I felt it was a per-
sonal responsiblity to become
Levine said there is "a paral-
lel thrust" in CLAL programs
toward lay people and profes-
sionals in Jewish communal
service. There are many one-
day conferences built around
individual workshops, among
many ongoing CLAL pro-
Rabbi Siegel said Chevra is
not formally linked with any of
the denominations.
PLO Seeks New
UN Recognition
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion will ask to be admitted as
a member state at the up-
coming annual meeting of the
World Health Organization,
according to diplomatic
sources here.
WHO, a United Nations
body, convenes its annual con-
ference May 8. If the PLO
request is granted, the PLO
will then have the right to
The Israeli mission to the
European headquarters of the
United Nations here is aware
of this possibility and has
already started to pressure
Israel's friends to oppose the
PLO motion.
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Two Views
Of Washington
READY FOR TV. U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, left,
talks with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir prior to
appearing on ABC-TV's Sunday morning program "This
Week With David Brinkley." Shamir was in Washington,
D.C. for talks with Pres. George Bush. (AP/Wide World
TOP LEVEL SIGHTSEERS. Pres. George Bush and Israeli
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir look at a display of rockets
at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington.
The two governmental leaders had been meeting to talk about
Shamir's Middle East peace proposals. (AP/Wide World
Tax Hike for Top Earners
Cabinet decided to raise taxes
in the top bracket, despite
strong opposition from Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir and
other Likud ministers.
The majority accepted
Finance Minister Shimon
Peres* proposal to raise the
highest level of personal
income tax from 48 to 51 per-
The vote, in which the reli-
gious ministers lined up with
Peres, followed a vituperative
exchange between the Labor-
ite finance minister and his
predecessor, Moshe Nissim
of Likud, who headed the
Treasury in the previous
Nissim, now a minister with-
out portfolio, charged that the
measure would erode public
confidence in the govern-
ment's tax policy. He insisted
it was economically and psy-
chologically important to allow
people to keep more than half
of what they can earn.
A key measure of Nissim's
economic policy was reduction
of the top rate from 60 to 48
But Peres accused him of
"leaving me with a burnt-out
economy." He demanded that
Nissim "stop breathing down
my neck and let me get on with
my job."
The defection of the religi-
ous ministers from their usual
alliance with Likud fueled new
media speculation that Labor
may break up the present coa-
lition and try to form a nar-
row-based government with
the Orthodox parties.
Survivors To
Recreate" Voyage
Of The Damned"
Some 40 survivors of the
ill-fated German liner, St.
Louis will come to Miami
Beach this June to help to
create a portion of the ship's
voyage as immortalized in the
movie, "Voyage of the
The event will mark the 50th
anniversary of the sail which
started from Hamburg in 1939
with more than 900 Jewish
refugees, who were trying to
escape Hitler's persecution by
emigrating to Cuba.
The ship was not allowed to
dock in Havana and was even-
tually forced to turn back to
Europe when the Cuban gov-
ernment, and the rest of the
world, refused to let the refu-
gees land. Fifty years later
on Sunday, June 4 the survi-
vors will land in Miami Beach
after cruising off the Florida
coast for about three hours in a
small cruiseship, that will be
renamed the St. Louis. A flo-
tilla of boats will follow the
vessel along the international
Quinn To Star
In Parker Play
Two-time Academy Award
winner Anthony Quinn will
return to the stage in Lee
Blessing's "A Walk in the
Woods," slated as one of the,
presentations in the 1989-90
Fort Lauderdale Broadway
Series produced by the PACE
Theatrical Group of Florida.
Scheduled at the Parker
Playhouse for Feb. 20 March
11, 1989 the 1988 Broadway
hit play will be preceded on the
season's line-up at the Ft.
Lauderdale theater by "Me
and My Girl," Nov. 28 Dec.
17, 1989; "Grover's Corners"
starring Mary Martin, Dec. 19
- Jan. 7; and Neil Simon's
"Rumors," Jan. 23 Feb. 11.
The rest of the season includes
"The Cocktail Hour," March
13 April 1; and "Nunsense,"
starring Dody Goodman, April
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NCCJ Workshop For High Schoolers
High school students from
Broward County and Boca
Raton Beach will attend the
annual high school Human
Relations Workshop, spon-
sored by the Broward National
Conference of Christians and
Jews, Sunday, April 30, 12:30-
7:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn
Conference Center in Planta-
tion. There is no charge for the
workshop, which includes sup-
With a theme of "Doing
Your Part in Learning to Live
Together," the workshop will
bring together students of dif-
ferent racial, religious and eth-
nic groups to help prepare
them for leadership positions
of the future. Through get-
acquainted exercises and dis-
cussions, the students will
learn more about persons of
other groups; gain insight
about stereotyping and preju-
dice; and understand and
appreciate the racial, religious
and cultural differences of the
American pluralistic society.
Featured in the program will
be a Yom Hashoah commemo-
ration, conducted by the stu-
Leading the discussion
groups will be Dr. Nancy
Kalen, director of educational
planning, Broward County
Schools; Solomon Stephens,
administrative assistant to the
superintendent, Office of
Equal Opportunities, Broward
County Schools; attorney
Porcher Taylor; and Selma
Telles, a certified human rela-
tions trainer.
Interested high school stu-
dents may call the NCCJ
office, 749-4454, for applica-
tion forms.
Pro-Choice March
Continued from Page 1
who faced the crowds were
some waving banners reading
"Abortion makes Hitler look
Some Stars of David were
also included in a mock
"cemetery" for fetuses
erected by anti-abortion activ-
ists near the demonstration
Responding to the Holocaust
comparison, Henry Siegman,
executive director of AJCon-
gress, said, "If Auschwitz and
the concentration camps hold a
lesson, it is this: that sacred-
ness of life is diminished most
at the point when an individual
loses control over his or her
own body or destiny."
A number of Jewish organi-
zations have joined in a friend-
of-the-court brief urging the
Supreme Court not to over-
turn the 1973 Roe vs. Wade
decision, which declared a
woman's choice to have an
abortion a constitutionally pro-
tected right.
The court will begin hearing
a challenge to Roe vs. Wade by
the state of Missouri on April
Mack Bill Links PLO
Actions To U.S. Talks
Senators Connie Mack (R-
Fla.) and Joseph Lieberman
(D-Conn.) have introduced leg-
islation calling on the adminis-
tration to hold the Palestine
Liberation organization to cer-
tain commitments or end talks
with that group.
The Mack-Lieberman bill
requires the administration to
provide periodic reports to
Congress on actions the PLO
should take, including: dis-
banding terrorist units and
deleting calls for Israel's
destruction from its covenant.
The bill also calls on Arab
states to recognize Israel and
lift economic boycotts, and to
evict any faction of the PLO
that engages in terrorism.
As Senator Mack explained,
"Yasir Arafat comes to the
West and talks about Mideast
peace while other PLO officers
are talking about Mideast ter-
rorism. Let's not allow Arafat
to lure the U.S. into a policy of
complacency toward the PLO
while it continues to support
an objective that threatens
Israel's security."
The U.S.'s Mideast policy,
Mack said, should not be based
on the PLO's semantics, but
on its deeds.
Mack charged that since
December, 1988 when the
PLO said it would recognize
Israel, there have been at least
seven attempted terrorist
incursions into Israel by PLO
member groups. This past Jan-
uary, Mack noted, Arafat
threatened "ten bullets in the
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"Annie Get Your Gun," Irv-
ing Berlin's American musical
treasure starring Tony Award
winner Donna McKechnie, is
closing the '88-'89 season at
Fort Lauderdale's Parker
Presented by the PACE
Theatrical Group of Florida,
the production will remain at
the theater through April 30.
McKechnie, who received
her "Tony" for her role in "A
Chorus Line," is starring as
Annie Oakley. She is a recent
recipient of a Drama-Logue
Award for her performance in
the same play at San Fran-
cisco's Geary Theatre.
Boca Raton's own actress/
vocalist/producer Jan McArt,
Continued from Page 1
the PLO leadership regards
such elections as an Israeli
attempt to keep the organiza-
tion out of the political game,
it recognizes that elections
could give the organization
legitimacy, as it appears cer-
tain that PLO supporters
would emerge the victors.
Visiting the Congo last
weekend, PLO leader Yasir
Arafat said he would agree to
the elections if the Israel
Defense Force withdrew from
the territories, and if the elec-
tions were held under interna-
tional supervision.
Arafat's view was echoed by
Palestinian Professor Sari
Nusseibeh of Bir Zeit Univer-
sity. He said elections would
be possible only if part of a
bigger scheme, which would
include an imminent Israeli
withdrawal from the territor-
ies and the convening of an
international conference.
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brothers and sisters.
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New National Women's
(Organization Head From Palm Beach
Beverly Davis, of Palm
Beach, has been elected Presi-
dent of the Leadership Confer-
ence of National Jewish
Women's Organizations. Davis
Beverly Davis
is a past international presi-
dent of B'nai B'rith Women.
At its annual meeting, the
conference, an umbrella
organization comprising the 12
major Jewish women's organi-
zations with a constituency of
2.5 million members, also
elected Gloria Elbling, current
president of Na'amat USA, as
secretary treasurer.
The Leadership Conference,
which sponsors the Women's
Plea for Soviet Jewry each
year, is comprised of the
American Jewish Congress;
Amit Women; B'nai B'rith
Women; Emunah Women of
America; Hadassah; National
Council of Jewish Women;
National Federation of Temple
Sisterhoods; National Ladies
Auxiliary, Jewish War Vet-
erans; Na'amat USA;
Women's American ORT;
Women's Branch, Union of
Orthodox Jewish Congrega-
tions; and Women's League
for Conservative Judaism.
Auschwitz SS Guard Deported
U.S. Attorney General Dick
Thornburgh, has announced
the deportation to Austria of
Josef Eckert, 75, a native of
Austria-Hungary, who has
been living in La Puenta, CA.
Eckert was deported on the
basis of his service as an armed
SS guard at Auschwitz, where
he guarded prisoners, includ-
ing those newly arrived on
transport trains. He had been
living in the U.S. since 1956.
Thornburgh pointed out that
Eckert's deportation was
brought about by the exem-
plary efforts of Justice Depart-
ment official Michael S. Bern-
stein, who lost his life in the
December, 1988, Pam Ameri-
can Flight 103 explosion while
returning from negotiations
with the Austrian govern-
ment. Bernstein was assistant
deputy director of the depart-
ment's Office of Special Inves-
tigations (OSI), which pursues
former Nazis who may have
participated in war crimes.
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The Menachem Begin chap-
ter will meet Wednesday, May
17, noon, at Temple Emeth,
5780 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray
Beach. The new slate of offi-
cers for the coming year will
be installed and the Kingsmen
Chorus of Delray will enter-
The South Palm Beach
County Region will hold its
eighth annual Honor Roll
Luncheon Monday, May 8,
11:30 a.m., at the Boca Raton,
Marriott Hotel, Crocker Cen-
Natalie Berman and Joyce
Portner of Delray, members of
the Regional Executive Com-
mittee, are chairing the year's
Sylvia Breitman, region
honor roll chairman, expects
more than 400 members from
13 local Boca Raton and Del-
ray Beach chapters to attend.
These ladies have achieved
"honor roll" status by working
and earning credits or by con-
tributing $50 or more to the
A highlight of the afternoon
will be the installation of
region officers with Norma
Heit, former Region Presi-
dent, as the installing officer.
For entertainment there will
be a presentation by a Palm
Beach ballet company.
Also featured will be the
presentation of special awards
to students from the South
Technical High School of
Boynton Beach and from the
Hillel Community Day School
of North Miami Beach.
The Lakeside Chapter will
hold its annual installation of
officers Thursday, May 11,
noon, at the Boca Golf and
Tennis Country Club, in Boca
Lillian Herman will be
installed as president for the
second year. Also to be instal-
led are Marilyn Schneider,
Gertrude Schwartz, Helen
Niven, Rhoda Klibinoff, Fran
Drucker, Lorraine Epstein,
Hilda Kessler and Janet Dur-
ante. The entertainment por-
tion of the program will fea-
ture Kurt Branden, with music
by Harold Rose.
Dance Program
The Sisterhood of Temple
Emeth, Delray Beach, will
meet Thursday, May 4, noon.
The program will feature
"The Treasure Coast Dance
Theatre Group," under the
artistic direction of Grecia
Knopf. Refreshments will be
Temple Emeth is located at
5780 W. Atlantic Ave.
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B'nai B'rith Women members, above, many accompanied by husbands, neighbors and friends,
were among the estimated 300,000 people who marched in Washington Sunday, April 9, for
abortion rights. The march drew a mixed crowd including grandmothers and college students,
lifelong civil rights activists and representatives of synagogues, churches and other religious
organizations. Showing solidarity with the demonstration in the nation's capital, B'nai B'rith
Women members marched in cities across the nation from Boca Raton to Kansas City to San
Francisco expressing their belief in a woman's right to have reproductive freedom. The national
organization has also signed onto a number of amicus briefs seeking to preserve the rights
guaranteed under the 197S Roe v. Wade decision, and circulated petitions which have been
forwarded to their State Attorney Generals.
Bar/Bat MI%Hvat|s
Shana Goldstein, daughter
of Sandy and Sam Goldstein,
will be called to the Torah as a
Bat Mitzvah Sturday morning,
April 29, at Congregation
B'nai Israel in Boca Raton.
Shana will lead the congrega-
tion in prayer and study of the
Torah portion, Achare Mot.
Shana attends Forest Glen
Middle School of Coral
Springs, where she is enrolled
in the gifted program and is on
the honor roll. She has won
creative writing awards while
pursuing her interest in
drama, journalism and the
Peer Counseling Program. She
is also a member of Kadima at
Temple Beth Am in Margate.
Sharing Shana's Bat Mitz-
vah, in absentia, will be Marina
Shats of Leningrad, USSR.
Also sharing in this special day
with Shana and her parents
will be her brother, Brian,
great-grandmothers Becky
Goldstein of Indian Harbour
Beach, FL and Betty Surloff,
of Orlando, FL; and grand-
parents Joy and Harold Gold-
stein and Evelyn and Ed
Blackman of Miami, FL.
Lisa Werner, daughter of
Anita and Paul Werner, was
called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah Saturday morning,
April 6, at Congregation B'nai
Israel of Boca Raton.
Galina Vayner of Vinnitsa,
USSR celebrated her Bat Mitz-
vah (in absentia) as Lisa's
Soviet twin.
Lisa is a student at Boca
Middle School.
Among those sharing this
special day with Lisa and her
parents were her sister Karol-
ma; great-grandparents Olga
and Andrew Burger of
Coconut Creek, FL; and
grandparents, Sarah and Mor-
ris Grossberg of Rochester,
N.Y. and Alice and Robert
Werner of Pompano, FL.
AJC Jewish
Roots Tour
Departure dates of June 11,
July 2 and 23, Aug. 13 and
Sept. 10 have been scheduled
for this year's American Jew-
ish Congress' "Eastern
Europe: Jewish Roots" tours.
Each tour will be escorted by a
professional tour manager and
a scholar, whose expertise is
the Jewish experience in East-
ern Europe at a time when
Yiddishkeit was flourishing.
For information: 800-221-
Ryan Louis Beck, son of
Patty and Louis Beck, will be
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Mitzvah Saturday, April 29.
Ryan is a seventh grade stu-
dent at Boca Raton Middle
School and attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha are his sister, Staci
and brother, Steven; and
grandparents Reva and Her-
bert Sterneck of Boca Raton
and Hope and Gerald Taft of
Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs.
Beck will host a kiddush after
the Shabbat Morning Service.
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Sisterhood Plans
The Sisterhood of Temple
Sinai of Delray Beach will
meet Monday, April 24, 11:30
a.m., at the Temple, 2475 W.
Atlantic Ave. Actress Flor-
ence Berman, who was radio's
"Young Widder Brown," will
offer dramatic renditions.
Refreshments will be served.
For information: 499-0019.
A trip to The Royal Palm
Dinner Theatre to see "Joseph
and The Amazing Technicolor
Dream Coat" will take place
Thursday evening, May 4. For
Area Deaths
Nathan, a Hollywood resident, was
the husband of Rose (nee Gottfried);
father of Sheldon and Homer (Lois); and
grandfather of Jon, Pamela, Marc, Beth,
Clifford, Laura and the late Vicki. He is
also survived by four great-grand-
children. Services were held March 29 in
Helen P. (nee Porkosh), of Hallandale,
died March 31, at the age of 86. She had
been a member of Hadassah, B'nai B'rith
and Temple Beth El of Hollywood. She
was the wife of Dr. Joseph; mother of
Elaine (Arthur) Laasers and Sandee
(Shepard) Plotner: grandmother of
Harold (Pam) Laasers, Holly Plotner,
Martin (Josephine) Laasers and Michael
(Robin) Plotner; and great-grandmother
of Geoffrey and Alexander Laasers.
Grveside services were held at Temple
Beth El Memorial Gardens.
Shimon, of Davie, died at the age of 43.
Services were held in Israel, with
arrangements handled by Levitt-Wein-
Louis E., died April 1, in Hallandale. He
was the husband of Rose; father of
Barbara Kirsh and Linda Tepper; and
grandfather of Jody, Michael, Jeffrey,
Jonathan and Andrew. Services were
held in N.Y.C.
Henry D., of Hollywood, died at the age
of 72. Services were held under the
direction of Levitt-Weinstein.
Mary, of Hollywood, was a member of
the Jewish War Veterans, Victor B.
Freedman Poat Auxiliary No. 613, B'nai
B'rith Amity Lodge, and American
Israeli Lighthouse. She is survived by her
son, Alan B. (Jill); grandchildren. Marc,
Daniel, Marni and Abby; and sisters,
Thelma Viders and Judith Blumenthal.
Services were in N.Y. with arrangements
handled by Levitt-Weinstein.
Daniel, of Hallandale, died at the age of
77. He was the husband of June, the
president of La Mer Shalom chapter of
Women's League for Israel and a
national trustee. He is also survived by
two sons, Kenneth (Nancy) and Sanford
(Marline) Wagner; a sister, Ruth Vision;
and six grandchildren. Funeral arrange-
ments were handled by Levitt-Weinstein.
Pauline, of Hollywood, died April 4. She
was the wife of the late Michael; mother
of Edward Tavlin and Bonnie Kay; sister
of Rose Rosenberg and Frances Mintz;
information: 499-3829.
The Sisterhood is sponsoring
a Memorial Day Weekend Get-
Away May 28-31. The four-
day, three-night package at
$125 per person, double occu-
pancy, includes tax and grat-
uities, round-trip bus transpor-
tation, three meals daily, after-
noon and evening snacks and
entertainment and dancing
For information: 499-5563 or
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and grandmother of Stephen, Lisa,
Tammy, Sandy and Jill. Cryptaide ser-
vices were held with arrangements by
Miriam, of Hollywood, was the wife of
the late Monroe; the mother of Toby
(Leonard) Grossman and Sheila (Alan)
Hersh; sister of Sylvia (Leonard) Meister
and Morris (Lorraine) Lefkowitz; and
grandmother of Jennifer Grossman and
Adam Hersh. Graveside services were
held April 9 at Mt. Sinai Cemetery.
Charlotte, of Pembroke Pines, died April
7 at the age of 67. She was co-founder of
the Sandpiper chapter of Women's
American ORT. She is survived by her
husband, Lee; sons, Howard (Gerry) of
Cooper City, James (Lynn) of Bay Har-
bor; a sister, Rosalyn Siegel of Sunrise;
and four grandchildren, Leslie, Michael,
David and Todd. Services held. Funeral
arrangements under the direction of Lev-
Perry, of Pembroke Pines, dies at the age
of 81. Services held. Arrangements han-
dled by Levitt-Weinstein.
Meyer G., of Pembroke Pines, died at the
age of 78. services held. Arrangements
handled by Levitt-Weinstein.
Betty, of Hollywood, died at the age of
74. Services held. Arrangements Levitt-
Beatrice G., of Boca Raton, died at the
age of 88. Services were held March 30
under the direction of Levitt-Weinstein.
Harry J., of Lake Worth, died at the age
of 76. Services were held with arrange-
ments handled by Levitt-Weinstein.
Carrie, of Boynton Beach, died at the age
of 68. Services were held. Arrangements
by Levitt-Weinstein.
Seren, of Boca Raton, died at the age 82.
Services were held in Pennsylvania.
Arangements handled by Levitt-Wein-
Doris, of Lake Worth, died at the age of
70. Services were held April 11. Arrange-
ments by Levitt-Weinstein.
Josephine H., of Boca Raton, died at the
age of 69. Services held. Arrangements
by Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapels.
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April 21
April 28
May 5
May 12
6:29 p.m.
6:33 p.m.
6:36 p.m.
6:40 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling the Sabbath Lights
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our
G-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
The board of directors of
Sisterhood of Temple Beth El
of Boca Raton will be installed
at Shabbat evening services
Friday, April 21, 8 p.m. Mem-
bers of Sisterhood will conduct
and participate in the service
and Sisterhood President
Frances Levine will give the
As part of its interfaith pro-
gram, members of St. Gabriel's
Church of Pompano Beach,
will attend the services, which
will be followed by a special
Oneg Shabbat and discussion
with Rabbi Merle E. Singer
and Gregory S. Marx.
On Sunday, April 23, 6 p.m.,
the Temple will hold a "third
Passover Seder," which will
include dancing, socialization
and a mock seder. Reserva-
tions are necessary.
The Temple will have a
Passover service with the reli-
gious school Tuesday, April 25,
5:30 p.m.
Then Temple's Boca Raton
Academy Class will observe
Yom Hashoah Tuesday, April
25, 7:30 p.m.
As part of Shabbat evening
services April 28, 8 p.m., the
following members of the
Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah class
will be B'nai Mitzvah. They
are: Gerrie Cohen, Thelma
Geetter, Lillian Gold, Fran
Meth. Fredi Sandel, Sylvia
Smith, Shirley Stone and Lisa
and Ken Temkin. The full Fri-
day night Service will be con-
ducted by the participants.
Everyone is welcome to
Temple Beth El's nursery
School is having a picnic Sun-
day, April 30, 4 p.m. on the
Temple premises.
Temple Beth El is located at
333 SW 4th Ave., Boca Raton.
For information: 391-8900.
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the
theme "Art of Living" at Sab-
bath morning service Satur-
day, April 29, 8:30 a.m. Kid-
dush will follow.
Daily Classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch) led by Rabbi
Sacks begin at 7:30 a.m. pre-
ceeding the daily minyon
services and at 6:30 p.m. in
conjunction with the daily
twilight minyon services.
A D'var Torah in Yiddish is
presented by Rabbi Sacks in
conjunction with the Seu'dat
Shli'sheet celebrated each Sab-
bath between the twilight Ser-
Congregation Anshei
Emuna is located at 16189
Carter Road, Delray Beach.
For further information call
Beth Ami Congregation of,
Palm Beach County conducts
religious services at the Mae
Volen Senior Center, 1515 W.
Palmetto Park Road, Boca
Passover services will be
held Friday, April 21, 9:30
a.m. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer will
speak on "Freedom is Indi-
visible." Evening services will
be at 8:15 p.m., Shabbat Hoi
Hamoed Passover. Rabbi
nathan Zelizer will speak on
"Why Elijah?"
On Saturday, April 22, 9:30
a.m. Rabbi Zelizer will speak
on "The Wicked Son."
On Wednesday, April 26,
9:30 a.m., Rabbi Zelizer's ser-
mon will be "The Spark of
Goodness," and on Thursday,
April 27, at 9:30 a.m., the last
day of Passover, Rabbi Zelizer
will conduct Memorial Ser-
vices. Rabbi Zelizer will speak
on "The Power of Passover."
For information: 944-8693.
On Friday, April 21, Pas-
sover and Sabbath service will
begin at 8:15 p.m.
On Saturday, April 22, pas-
sover service starts at 10 a.m.
Services for the last day of
Passover will be held Thurs-
day, April 27, 10 a.m. Yizkor
will be recited.
Rabbi Samuel Silver and
Cantor Elaine Shapiro will be
in attendance at these ser-
On Monday, May 1, 7:30
p.m., the Temple will host a
program commemorating the
Holocaust, which will be pre-
sented in conjunction with the
synagogues of South Palm
Beach and South County Jew-
ish Federation.
Temple Sinai of Palm Beach
County is located at 2746 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
For information: 276-6161.
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Indictment of Jerusalem Arabs
Jerusalem Arabs were indicted
Tuesday for membership in the
supreme command of the
Palestinian uprising.
The two were indicted at the
military court in Lod, as two of
their friends remained in
detention, awaiting trial on the
same charge.
The four were arrested on
March 5. Thev are suspected
of having served since Dec. 18,
1988, as the top command of
the intifada, as the Palestin-
ians call their uprising.
The defendants brought to
trial Tuesday were Adnan Sha-
lalada, charged as the repre-
sentative of the Popular Front
for the Liberation in the
supreme command, and
Saman Khuri, charged as rep-
resenting the Democratic
Front for the Liberation of
Both groups are factions of
the Palestine Liberation
Organization. Membership in
the PLO is illegal in Israel and
the administered territories.
According to the charge
sheet, the two wrote the text
of several leaflets distributed
by the uprising leadership, dis-
tributed $1.5 million for vari-
ous activities, supervised the
work of 10 subcommittees of
the intifada command and ini-
tiated violent riots, including
rock-throwing and firebomb
Authorities, meanwhile, are
continuing with their effort to
engage local Palestinian lead-
ers in a political dialogue, in
the hope of creating an alter-
native leadership to the PLO.
Gen. Yitzhak Mordechai,
commander of the southern
front, which includes the Gaza
Strip, and senior officers in the
Gaza civil administration, met
Tuesday with a number of
Palestinians leaders in the
Gaza Strip.
Among them were Fayez
Abu-Rahme, chairman of the
local bar association, and Man-
sur a-Shawa, chairman of the
local charitable association and
the son of the late Rashad
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