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of South County
Volume 11 Number 15
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, July 28, 1989
Price: 35 Cents
U.S. Says No
To Moscow
Bush administration has given
new assurances that it will not
lift trade sanctions against the
Soviets until they "codify their
emigration law in accordance
with international standards
and implement their new law
Only then will President
Bush be "ready to work with
Congress on a temporary
waiver" of the Jackson-Vanik
Amendment, Secretary of
State James Baker pledged in
a letter to Shoshana Cardin,
chairwoman of the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry.
The letter is the most
explicit statement that the
Bush administration has made
so far on the 14-year-old
amendment, which denies
most-favored-nation trade
status to the Soviets until they
substantially increase emigra-
tion of Jews and other minor-
ity groups seeking to leave.
Bush had made similar state-
ments in two previous public
appearances, but the letter is
the first instance of the admin-
istration committing the ideas
to paper.
Bush's statements, wrote
Baker, "constitute the admin-
istration's position."
As Baker notes in his letter,
the administration's policy is
'See related story on page 5
closely aligned with that of the
NCSJ, an umbrella organiza-
tion of Soviet Jewry advocacy
It refers to a June 13 meet-
ing of the NCSJ Board of
Governors, in which the organ-
ization voted to support a
Jackson-Vanik waiver if the
president received "appropri-
ate assurances" that the Sovi-
ets have met four conditions.
To meet those conditions,
the Soviets would have to
work to sustain appropriate
Continued on Page 2
Auschwitz Attack Shocks Community
Rabbi Avraham Weiss of New York explains to local
residents the reason why he and students occupy the grounds
of a Roman Catholic convent. The American Jewish group
protested in front of the convent for five hours demanding
the convent be removed from the former Nazi warehouse on
the edge of t)w Auschwitz concentration camp. (AP/Wide
World Photo)
assault on seven American
Jews demonstrating at the
Carmelite convent at Aus-
chwitz has shocked and deeply
disturbed the Jewish commun-
ity here.
The demonstrators, led by
Rabbi Avraham Weiss of the
Riverdale section of the
Bronx, were drenched with
water and then beaten by wor-
kers as they were dragged off
the grounds of the convent,
Congress Moves To Make
All Soviet Jews Refugees
which lies on the perimeter of
the site of the Auschwitz death
camp in Poland.
The demonstrators had
climbed over a fence and onto
the convent's porch, in an
effort, they told reporters, to
talk to the nuns, who have
shirked international demands
to leave the premises.
As he was being dragged off,
Weiss shouted, "Nazi Poles,
anti-Semites," at the convent
Five police officers, a priest
and about 20 others looked on
without intervening as the
Jews were punched and kicked
by the workers for 20 minutes,
according to reports from
"Rip off their skullcaps,
drag them out," a Polish stu-
dent priest was quoted as
shouting as he watched the
A protest against the attack
has been filed at the Polish
Embassy in the United States
by Kalman Sultanik, vice pres-
ident of the World Jewish Con-
gress and president of the Fed-
eration of Polish Jews.
The incident was the latest
Continued on Page 2
Jewish groups are praising
legislation adopted by the U.S.
House of Representatives that
would virtually assure that all
Soviet Jews seeking to enter
the United States could do so
as refugees.
.Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-
N.J.) is expected to propose a
similar provision next week in
the Senate, when it begins
voting on the 1990 State
Department authorization bill.
The bill, if passed by the
Senate and signed into law by
President Bush, would allow
thousands of Soviet Jewish
emigrants stranded in Italian
transit communities to come to
the United States.
Jewish groups were out-
raged last September, when
the Justice Department's
Immigration and Naturaliza-
tion Service stopped granting
refugee status to virtually
every Soviet Jew who sought
To be deemed refugees,
Soviet Jews, like other individ-
uals seeking entry to the
United States, must now
demonstrate that they face "a
well-founded fear of persecu-
tion" in their native country.
But *he House voted 358-44
on to shift the burden of proof
from the refugee to the INS. It
would now have to explain why
a particular Soviet Jew does
not face such a fear.
Technically, the bill leaves
the door open for the INS to
refuse refugee status to some
Soviet Jews. But INS spokes-
man Duke Austin said he did
not know how the government
could prove that an applicant
would not face such a fear.
Refugee status grants access
to U.S. government funding
for transportation and reset-
tlement costs.
But backlogs in refugee
processing could still occur, as
has happened this past year, if
the U.S. refugee quota for the
Soviet Union is not high
enough and the funds not
ample enough to meet the
crush of refugees seeking to
enter this country, Austin
The House bill, sponsored by
Rep. Bruce Morrison (D-
Conn.), also applies to Soviet
Evangelical Christians,
Ukrainian Catholics and
Orthodox, and certain categor-
ies of nationals of Cambodia,
Laos and Vietnam.
The INS and the Bush
administration have not
actively lobbied against the
bills. But, said Austin, "we
don't believe, and the adminis-
tration does not believe, that
there should be a presumptive
determination for any group."
Austin also cited the poten-
tial costs of bestowing auto-
matic refugee status on Soviet
Jews. The United States
spends $7,000 per refugee in
transportation, processing and
resettlement costs.
If 100,000 Soviets sought to
enter the United States this
year, as a U.S. diplomat in
Moscow told The New York
Times on Thursday, that could
lead to a "$700 million price
tag," Austin said. The diplo-
mat told the Times that
250,000 Soviets may apply to
enter the United States in
This fiscal year, Soviet Jews
Continued on Page 4
Hadassah Convention
Envoys Debate
PLO in Atlanta
Atlanta Jewish Times
ATLANTA, An Egyptian call for Israel
to grant Palestinians freedom was met here
this week with Israeli condemnation of the
role of the Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion in undermining that very effort.
"The PLO is against the elections," said
Moshe Arad, Israel's ambassador to the
United States. "It is against the nature of a
terrorist organization to hold elections and
the PLO leadership has never held one."
The election plan, proposed in May by
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, is Israel's
peace initiative to the Palestinians, Arad
said in response to his Egyptian counter-
part, El Sayed Abdel Raouf el-Reedy.
Ambassadors Arad and el-Reedy spoke in
Atlanta at the 75th national convention of
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist organiza-
tion of America. More than 2,000 conven-
tion delegates gathered to hear the ambas-
sadors exchange dialogue on
achieving peace in the Middle East.
But it was more dogma than dialogue
Continued on Page 6

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 28, 1989
Soviet Jewry Group Reviews Jackson-Vanik
Chairman, National Conference
on Soviet Jewry
Since its enactment into law,
the Jackson-Vanik Amend-
ment to the Trade Bill of 1974
has been seen by the Soviet
Jewry advocacy movement as
the primary tool in its political
struggle on behalf of Soviet
Jewry. That it has been a
useful instrument in the diffi-
cult struggle for the goal of
free emigration for Soviet
Jews is without doubt. At the
very least, Jackson-Vanik
directly contributed to the
placing of human rights and
free emigration on the agenda
of U.S.-Soviet bilateral rela-
As adopted, Jackson-Vanik
was intended to serve both as a
sanction and an incentive.
Under its provisions, a non-
market economy, i.e. a Social-
ist state, which denies the
right of free emigration to its
citizens can be denied favora-
ble tariff treatment for its
goods entering the American
market, thereby making them
generally less competitive
than similar goods from other
The incentive side of Jack-
son-Vanik is a provision which
allows the President to recom-
mend a waiver of the Amend-
ment's sanctions for a limited
time, i.e., one year, if he has
received assurances that the
authorities of a specific coun-
try are taking appropriate
action which would substan-
tially further the objectives of
freer emigration. In essence,
Jackson-Vanik provides either
for a stick or a carrot
In light of the evolving con-
ditions in the Soviet Union, the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry early this year initiated
a review of its position vis-a-
vis U.S.-Soviet trade policy.
This review was thorough and
serious, as the situation war-
ranted, and lasted for six
months. It involved consulta-
tions with senior officials of
the Administration and with
influential members of the
Congress, direct contacts with
present and former long-term
refuseniks and Soviet Jewish
activists in the Soviet Union
and Israel, talks with Israeli
officials and representatives of
the worldwide Soviet Jewry
advocacy movement, discus-
sions with representatives of
the American business com-
munity, a precedent setting
NCSJ leadership visit to the
Soviet Union for face-to-face
discussions with senior Soviet
officials, and an academic
seminar which allowed for the
airing of a wide spectrum of
Subsequently, the NCSJ
Board of Governors met June
13 to consider the results of
the review. In its deliberations
the Board took cognizance of
President Bush's position as
set forth in his speech at Texas
A & M in which he stated that
"should the Soviet Union
codify its emigration laws in
accord with international stan-
Continued on Page 3
Homage To Wallenberg
America's first lady Barbara Bush lays Jlowers at the
Budapest monument to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallen-
berg who disappeared during World War II while helping
Hungarian Jews to flee from Nazi persecution. Shortly
after, President and Mrs. Bush flew to the annual Summit of
the leading western industrial powers in Paris. (AP/Wide
World Photo)
B'nai B'rith Hosts Top Refusenik
Tampa B'nai B'rith hosted
leading Soviet Jewish refuse-
nik Judith Lurie here this
week as she sought help in
obtaining permission for her
family to leave the Soviet
Union and immigrate to Israel.
The Luries, who wish to be
reunited with Judith's mother
and daughter, have been den-
ied permission to emigrate for
11 years. Soviet authorities
base their protracted refusal
on the grounds that Judith's
husband had access to "state
secrets" in a chemical factory
25 years ago.
Judith Lurie is a founder of
JEWAR Jewish Women
Against Refusal and last fall
organized a hunger strike of 46
women and four teenagers
from cities all over the Soviet
B'nai B'rith sponsored her
trip to the United States from
Israel, where Judith and her
daughter Bella, 13, have beer
allowed to travel as tourist to
visit Judith's aging mother
and married daughter.
Judith's husband, Emmanuel,
remains behind in Moscow.
According to B'nai B'rith
Soviet Jewry chairman Jac-
ques Lurie (no relation), Judith
attended the B'nai B'rith Dis-
trict Five convention here this
week, and then travelled to
Washington, DC, where the
public affairs department of
B'nai B'rith International,
together with B'nai B'rith
Women and assisted by the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry, will arrange meetings
with U.S. officials and mem-
bers of Congress.
B'nai B'rith International
President Seymour D. Reich,
Continued from Page 1
in the ongoing battle over the
5-year-old Auschwitz convent,
which many Jews consider a
desecration of the spot where
millions of Jews were mur-
That battle has gotten more
explosive since Feb. 22, the
deadline by which Catholic and
Jewish leaders had agreed the
convent would be transferred
to a location away from the
U.S. Says No
Auschwitz grounds.
The convent is now located
in a building which stored the
deadly Zyklon B gas the Nazis
used to kill Jews. Instead of
being closed down, the con-
vent is reportedly undergoing
The demonstrators contin-
ued their series or ; rotpsts
Sunday. According to reports
from Poland, five of them
returned to the convent
clothed in striped concentra-
tion camp uniforms, once
again climbing over the fence
onto the convent grounds.
They remained there for six
hours undisturbed. The con-
vent's head, Sister Teresa
Magiera, reportedly asked pol-
ice to remove the demonstrat-
ors, but no action was taken,
and the protestors left on their
Continued from Page 1
_levels of emigration, set limits
Son who could be denied emi-
5 gration on the grounds of hav-
ing access to "state secrets,"
^resolve the problem of rela-
8 tives blocking people from
i emigrating and demonstrate
~ progress on the cases of long-
-term refuseniks.
To these Baker adds a stipu-
le lation that the Soviets act to
implement the commitments it
made as a signatory to the
concluding document of the
Conference on Security and
Cooperation in Europe, the so-
called Helsinki human rights
"I appreciate in full measure
the gravity and moment of the
deliberations that produced
the conference's stance on the
Jackson-Vanik waiver, and the
mixture of hope and action
which it embodies," wrote
Some Jewish groups, includ-
ing the Union of Councils for
Soviet Jews and the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry,
oppose a Jackson-Vanik
waiver at this time, saying
such an offer should not be
made until the Soviets can
prove that promised emigra-
tion reforms have been suc-
cessfully implemented.
who is also Chairman of the
Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish
Organizations, said that Judith
Lurie is a valiant figure
trapped by a cruel bureaucracy
that is resisting the changes of
Glasnost. "American Jewry
stands with Judith and
Emmanuel Lurie in their
struggle to join their loved
ones outside the Soviet
Union," said Reich.
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Friday, July 28, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Bush Visit Seen As Turning Point
dent Bush's state visit to
Poland may well mark a his-
toric turning point in relations
between that East European
country and the United States.
No one interested in the adv-
ance of democracy and human
liberties would want to inhibit
such vital progress. But there
is an aspect of President
Bush's program that he out-
lined before the Sejm,
Poland's parliament, that
needs to become a matter of
special concern to the U.S.
Congress and to American
Jewish leadership.
One of the president's pro-
posals to the new Polish gov-
ernment calls for the setting
up of "cultural and informa-
tion centers," both in Poland
and the United States.
It is essential for future
between both countries that
those centers incorporate seri-
ous education and information
programs for combatting the
deep, residual anti-Semitism
that continues to exist in
Poland, especially among the
older generation.
During the past weeks, I
have spoken a number of times
by overseas communications
with Polish church and govern-
ment leaders about the sched-
ule for removing the Carmelite
convent from Auschwitz to an
interim place, preliminary to
building a new convent.
I was told quite frankly and
on several occasions that a
force compromising the resolu-
tion of this painful issue is the
strong manifestation of anti-
Semitism among older Poles.
According to historians such
as Leon Poliakov, author of
"History of Anti-Semitism,"
anti-Semitism was more
violent and vicious in Poland
than in most other European
Both government and
church forces led the anti-
Jewish campaigns that
resulted in pogroms, riots, rit-
ual blood libels, even cam-
paigns of extermination.
There is a younger, more
intellectual generation in
Poland that is horrified by the
malevolent history. Both Pol-
ish and American cultural pro-
grams could help inoculate
that new Polish leadership
from the political and religious
pathologies of the past that
helped destroy so many Jewish
Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum,
international relations con-
sultant to the American Jewish
Committee, is immediate past
chairman of the International
Jewinh Committee for Interrel-
igiout. Consultations.
Continued from Page 2
dards and implement its new
laws faithfully," he would be
prepared to work with the
Congress to grant a temporary
waiver of Jackson-Vanik for
the Soviet Union. At the end of
a four hour, often emotional
debate, the Board decided by
an overwhelming majority to
introduce an element of flexi-
bility into its position on Jack-
son-Vanik and to support a
waiver if, and only if, the
President, in accordance with
the provisions of the law,
receives appropriate assur-
ances addressing the following
four priority concerns: a sus-
tained level of emigration,
strict limits on the "state
secrets" restriction, resolution
of the "poor relatives" prob-
lem, and progress on the cases
of long-term refuseniks.
It is important to stress that
this is not a "waiver now"
position, as some are portray-
ing the NCSJ decision. Nor, as
some have erroneously stated,
is it a betrayal of Soviet Jews.
The NCSJ remains deeply
committed to the interests of
our Soviet brethren, in partic-
ular their rights to emigrate
from the Soviet Union or to
live full Jewish lives in the
Soviet Union, and we will con-
tinue to struggle aggressively
for these goals.
The NCSJ decision is, how-
ever, a recognition that winds
of change are visible with
regard to Soviet handling of
issues relating to its Jewish
minority the third largest
Jewish population in the
world. More than 19,000 Jews
emigrated from the Soviet
Union in 1988. Jewish emigra-
tion for the first six months of
1989 exceeded 22,000, with an
average of more than 4,000
individuals having left the
USSR in each of the last three
months. There are presently
no Prisoners of Zion in the
Soviet Union, and a substan-
tial number of the previously
existing refusenik cases have
been resolved.
Meanwhile, the environment
in which these increased levels
of emigration are taking place
has begun to improve. Hebrew
teaching is currently tolerated,
some new religious communit-
ies have been registered, and
Jewish cultural organizations
are sprouting up, with some
being formally registered.
The NCSJ decision does, on
the other hand, reflect that
more needs to be done, and
here, future Soviet perform-
ance will be critical and will be
carefully monitored. Emigra-
tion levels must be sustained
over a period of time, long-
term refuseniks and poor rela-
tive cases must be resolved,
"state secrecy" restrictions
must be narrowly defined and
the Soviets should get on
promptly with the institution-
alization of their emigration
processes, thereby removing
the capriciousness which cur-
rently characterizes aspects of
their emigration procedures.
The ball now lies in the
Soviet court, and performance
is clearly the key. The NCSJ
has signalled that it is pre-
pared to see a shift from the
stick to the carrot approach as
an inducement to the Soviets
to liberalize further their emi-
gration procedures and per-
formance and to redress long
standing outrages. As this pro-
cess goes forward, the NCSJ
anticipates continuing consul-
tations with the Administra-
tion to ensure that premature
action on a waiver does not
occur and that if and when a
Presidential recommendation
is forthcoming, it will be one
that advances the cause of
freer emigration for Jews
from the Soviet Union, and
thus, one that the NCSJ can
actively support.
Moves Forward
A never-ending series of unexpected events
has lessened, but not killed, hopes for the
Israeli proposal for holding elections in the
administered territories.
The tragic murder of 15 Jews on a Tel Aviv
to Jerusalem bus punctuated the right wing of
Likud's victory over Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir. Shamir bowed to pressure from Ariel
Sharon and his allies in his party's caucus, and
sent Labor packing to leave the coalition
But a combination of the Bush Administra-
tion and American Jewish organizations
delayed, at least, the derailment suggested by
Finance Minister and Deputy Premier Shimon
Then Sharon called for the killing of PLO
chairman Arafat, and Labor's more dovish
factor renewed its call for withdrawal from
the government.
Secretary of State James Baker turned
down Israel's call for ending, or at least
scaling down, official American dialogue with
the PLO.
Shamir pressed Foreign Minister Moshe
Arens to seek Palestinians who would discuss
the possible voting in the West Bank (Judea
and Samaria) and Gaza.
But Arens found that the PLOs threats to
kill any Arabs caught talking with the Israelis
about the elections short-circuited his mission.
All of this leaves the Shamir initiative still
breathing, but in urgent need of new momen-
If President Bush truly wants to move
towards peace, and to forestall Arab and
Soviet pressure for an international confer-
ence, he must move boldly to persuade willing
Palestinian partners in pre-election discus-
sions. And Arafat must implement this step.
Only this step will keep the initiative alive.
As Syria continues on a war footing and Iraq
regains strength following the end of its
fighting with Iran, Israel must maintain its
guard at the same time it seeks peace.
Must Be On Guard
Increased emigration of Soviet Jews has
continued for more than half of 1989, and
Israel and world Jewry finally seem on a
parallel track for hastening the settlement and
absorption of a significant number of them in
the Jewish State.
The major organization dealing with Soviet
Jewry in this country has called for the
possible end of the Jackson-Vanik restriction
on American trade with the Russians as a
tangible reward for Moscow.
Recent Jewish Agency meetings in Jerusa-
lem have earmarked more of the funds raised
by UJA for helping refugees go to Israel
rather than the United States.
And Congress has moved a long way tow-
ards easing the way for Soviet Jewish refu-
gees to come to America, if that be their final
Now all that remains is translating these
high hopes into an ongoing stream of the
"Jews of Silence" from the USSR to lands
where they can practice their faith in complete
freedom. The road has never appeared more
open, but we must not tarry.
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Past Grand Chancellor Arthur Mestel is seen congratulating
Grand Chancellor Stuart Greenblatt after the installation cere-
monies of the Grand Lodge of Florida, Knights of Pythias annual
convention recently. Seated at the right watching the festivities is
Supreme Chancellor Harold Burke.
At the annual convention of the Grand Lodge of Florida, Knight
of Pythias Supreme Chancellor Harold Burke is passing the gavel
to Grand Chancellor Stuart- Greenblatt just after the ceremonies.
August Activities For Seniors
The Senior Center,
227 N.W. 2nd St., Deerfield
Beach, will be having during
the month of August the fol-
lowing activities:
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m.,
New Machine Knitting Class
for everyone -especially the
visually impaired- by Doria
Perman, Mary Schultz and
Geraldine Kaufman; at 12
noon, "The Doctor Within" by
Dr. Andrew Eisele, D.C.
Monday, Aug. 7, 12 noon,
"Arm Chair Fitness" by Shir-
ley O'Brien, R.N.; Tuesday,
Aug. 8, 12 noon, "Five Ways
to a Happier and Healthier
Life" by Dr. Dennis Antoine,
D.C; Wednesday, Aug. 9, 12
noon, Betty Houraney at the
Thursday, Aug. 10,
2:30 p.m., "Theatre Work-
shop" by Irma Wille; Friday,
Aug. 11, 12 noon, "The
Charles Lerner Variety
Show"; Monday, Aug. 14, 12
noon, "Arm Chair Fitness" by
Shirley O'Brien, R.N.
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 12 noon,
"Elder Abuse" by Lisa Gold-
stein, Public Guardian; at
12:45 p.m., Pet Therapy by the
Lauderdale Pet Society; Wed-
nesday, August 16, 12 noon,
"Hurricanes" by Lt. William
Wilson; 12:30-2:30 p.m., "Foot
Screening" by Dr. Mark
Blankfield, DPM (for appoint-
ment call 480-4446).
Friday, Aug. 18, 12 noon,
"Summer Serenade" by Fran-
cois de La Rochelle; Monday,
Aug. 21, 12 noon, "Arm Chair
Fitness" by Shirley O'Brien;
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 12 noon,
"What Does the Catastrophic
Health Care Act Mean to You"
by Barbara Claybough.
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 12
noon, Terry Rabinor, lyric
soprano soloist, with the Hol-
lywood Symphony Orchestra;
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1-3 p.m.,
"Cataract and Glaucoma
Screening" by Dr. Armstrong;
Friday, Aug. 25, 11:30 a.m.,
Lunch Special at "Denny's",
Rivertowne Shopping Center.
Monday, Aug. 28, 12 noon,
"Arm Chair Fitness" by Shir-
Knights of Pythias
The Grand Lodge of Florida,
Knights of Pythias is sponsor-
ing an ident-a-child project
with a fingerprinting program
on August 18-20 at the Coral
Square Mall, in Coral Spring,
from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The purpose of the program
is to identify children who are
missing, displaced, kidnapped,
or met with foul play.
This program has been sanc-
tioned by local law enforce-
ment agencies in promoting
permanent identification for
these purposes, informed Les-
ter Migdol, publicity chairman
of the Knights of Pythias for
the Domain of Florida. Migdol
added that this will be with the
consent of parents/guardians
of children participating in this
program and the records to be
given to the adults accompany-
ing the children only. "This is
strictly a covenant between
parent and child and this
organization, to be upheld in
utmost confidence", he said.
"This is one of many com-
munity and civic programs this
organization (Knights of
Pythias) has undertaken for
the betterment of mankind
and society. It is our commun-
ity minded motivated mem-
bers who volunteer for these
programs, of which we can
never get enough of", said
Knights of Pythias, non-
sectarian organization, invites
all males, 18 years of age and
older, to join by contacting
membership CHRM Jay
Rosenberg at (305) 431-7735,
or, Phil Newman at (407) 684-
For more information about
Ident-A-Child project call to
Lester Midgol at (407) 495-
0915, or write to 5220 Las
Verdes Circle, No. 103, Delray
Beach, Florida 33484.
ley O'Brien; Tuesday, Aug. 29,
12 noon, "Nu Skin" Skin Care
by Dr. Blankfield, DPM.
A "National Safety Driver's
Course for the Mature Driver"
will be held at the Commission
Room in City Hall on Aug.
30-31 from 1 to 4 p.m. For
information: 480-4447 or 480-
August is "Music Time
Month" and Eddie Mann &
Tom Monte will be at the
Senior Center, sponsored by
the Deerfield Beach Lions
Club, every Thursday, 10-
11:30 a.m.
Continued from Page 1
have represented the over-
whelming number of Soviets
being accorded refugee status.
4,000 Jews
Denied Refugee Status
But Phillip Saperia, assist-
ant executive vice president of
HIAS, defended a presump-
tion for Soviet Jews, saying
that the INS has erred in
refusing refugee status.
Between Sept. 1 and June
30, the INS refused refugee
status to 18.6 percent of Soviet
Jewish families that applied
for it, about 4,000 people,
according to HIAS.
HIAS is currently figuring
that 50,000 Soviet Jews will
want to leave the Soviet Union
in the 1990 fiscal year, which
starts Oct. 1.
President Bush recently
raised the U.S. refugee ceiling
for the Soviet Union this fiscal
year to 43,500, which HIAS
expects to be high enough to
meet current needs.
On the other hand, "if you
grant everyone refugee status,
and you still don't have suffi-
cient funding to bring them all
in, then you have to prioritize
them," he said.
Commissioner Picked
Austin said that when the
U.S. refugee ceiling for the
Soviet Union was at 10,000,
"and less than 1,000 people
were coming out, a very cur-
sory review was being given"
to determine if someone faced
a well-founded fear of persecu-
Left, Eli Boldman, chancellor commander of Knights of Pythias
Atlantic Lodge 217, Delray, received the 11th District Associa-
tion of Palm Beach County Traveling Gavel of Friendship from
Michael Jacobson, past chancellor of Lake Worth ill and now the
Uth Pythian District Deputy Grand Chancellor.
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Friday, July 28, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
The B'nai B'rith Women
Ruth Chapter is planning the
following events for the
months of October through
February 1990.
October 2 General meet-
ing at Patch Reef Park on
Yamato Road at 12 noon.
Refreshments and entertain-
October 25 Luncheon and
card party at Vince's 2885
S. Federal Highway.
November 1 Luncheon
and show at the Hirschfield
Theater featuring "They're
Playing Our Song.
December 12-14 Trip to
Key West 3 days and 2 nites,
deluxe accomodations.
January Luncheon and
fashion show.
February 25 Dinner show
at Newport Pub.
For information call Claire
at 499-7743, Anna 498-5716,
Sophie 499-8191, Ann 498-
4324 or Bobbie 495-1584.
Wills & Trusts Seminar
Shearson Lehman Hutton
will held a seminar on Wills &
Trusts for Thursday, August
3, 2 p.m., at 7777 Glades Road,
4th Floor, Boca Raton.
The guest speakers are Jef-
frey Steiner, attorney and
estate planning specialist, and
Paul Garelick, financial con-
For information call Helena
at 488-7600.
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Hadassah Convention
Continued from Page 1
between the two men. Arad
stood fast in his praise for
Israel's peace initiative, while
el-Reedy seldom referring
to the plan put the onus of
Middle East peace squarely on
Israel's shoulders.
"The West Bank and Gaza
Strip account for no more than
20 percent of Palestine," el-
Reedy said. "For the Palestini-
ans to be able to establish a
home here and govern them-
selves is not asking for the
moon. On what legal and moral
grounds can they be denied
that right?"
He called on Israel to
"accept the legitimate political
and human rights" of the
Palestinians by acknowledging
their "legitimate national
El-Reedy refuted Arad's
contention that the PLO has
rejected the Shamir election
plan for the Palestinians. "The
idea of the elections is being
considered" by the PLO, he
But Arad hammered repeat-
edly on the point that the PLO,
not Israel, is obstructing
"I know Ambassador el-
Reedy says it in good faith that
what the Palestinians need is
freedom and equality," Arad
said. "I don't know why the
idea of elections does not and
cannot offer the Palestinians
an avenue to reach those legiti-
mate political and human
rights we hear so much
The PLO fears free elections
in the occupied territories,
Arad said, because they
threaten PLO control of the
area. It is control the PLO will
kill to keep, according to Arad.
Looking el-Reedy in the eye
and waving his hand for
emphasis, Arad said, "It is not
accidental that about half the
victims of the violence in the
West Bank and Gaza the last
few months were killed by
PLO squads, not by Israelis.
The assassinations are guided
by the PLO leadership in order
to destroy every possible oppo-
sition to their leadership.
Arad called it "sheer hypo-
crisy" for the PLO to blame
recent Likud resolutions as a
basis to forestall the election
and negotiation process.
"It is characteristic of the
hypocrisy and doubletalk of
the PLO that it now tries to
exploit the* Likud resolution as
a basis for a strident rejection
of the Israeli peace proposal,
which they never accepted
Likud wants the election
plan to be amended to say that
no Palestinian state would
ever be established and that
Jewish settlements in the
West Bank and Gaza would
continue to be built.
Arad stressed that the
recent resolutions from
Israel's Likud bloc does not
change his government's posi-
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binding upon Likud," Arad
said. El- Reedy stopped at one
point during his 30-minute
speech when Hadassah dele-
fates to the convention loudly
isapproved of his statement
that Palestinians have
"accepted Israel in their
hearts and minds."
Laying down his prepared
remarks, el-Reedy said, "I
must warn you that you may
not like some of what I say.
But you have invited me and I
thought the least I could do is
be honest with you and to tell
you exactly how we see the
At the start of the program,
Arad noted that the Hadassah
convention was the third joint
appearance he and el-Reedy
have made in the last five
months. Noting that all three
appearances have been to Jew-
ish audiences, Arad quipped,
"I am still waiting to encoun-
ter Arab audiences."
Rabin Seeks $200 Million
To End Intifada
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin is engaged in a tug-of-
war with the Treasury over a
$200 million defense budget
supplement he says is impera-
tive to pay for measures to
suppress the Palestinian upris-
The Treasury is reported to
have suggested he make do
with $50 million.
The Cabinet advised him to
continue discussions with
Prime Minister Yitzhak Sha-
mir and Finance Minister Shi-
mon Peres, with a view to
reaching an agreement at next
Sunday's Cabinet session.
Michael Bruno, governor of
the Bank of Israel, told the
Cabinet that all ministerial
budgets would have to be
trimmed if it eventually
decides on an increase for
defense. The alternative, he
said, was spiralling inflation.
Rabin argued that the unan-
ticipated high cost of contain-
ing the 19-month-old Palestin-
ian uprising in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip placed a severe
financial strain on the Israel
Defense Force at a time when
a new external threat is loom-
ing from Iraq.
Rabin recalled that back in
1985, he agreed to a $600
million cutback in the defense
budget, the largest ever under-
taken by a defense minister. It
was possible, Rabin said,
because Iraq was locked in a
prolonged war with Iran and
the peace with Egypt was
holding well, as it is today.
But now that the Persian
Gulf war has ended, power-
fully equipped, battle-
hardened Iraqi armed forces
have altered the regional bal-
ance of power, Rabin said.
That makes it imperative for
Israel to keep up its own
defense outlay and prepared-
ness, he argued.
Rabin got support from air
force Cmdr. Avihu Bin-Nun,
who warned Monday that if
the government does not reim-
burse the IDF for its expenses
fighting the intifada, the air
force will be forced to make
cuts that would impair its abil-
ity to meet increasing threats
from the Arab states.
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Synagogue News
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the
theme "Vision and Valor" at
the Sabbath service on Satur-
day, August 5, at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush 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 ser-
vices and at 6:30 p.m., in con-
junction with the Daily Twil-
ight 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-
For information: 499-9229.
Rabbi Michael L. Feshbach,
Assistant Rabbi at Beth El,
announced that as of July 18
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
will be known as Beth El of
Boca Raton.
Boca Raton Synagogue
announces the appointment of
Rabbi Mordechai Neuman as
its new spiritual leader. Rabbi
Neuman will assume the pulpit
August 1.
The Synagogue services are
daily at 7 a.m., Friday at 7
p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. The
Mincha-Maariv-Seudah Shli-
shet is at 7:45 p.m. and Sunday
at 8:15 a.m.
The synagogue is located at
7900 Montoya Circle. For
information: 394-5732.
Temple Beth El Solos, 333
SW 4th. Ave., Boca Raton, is
planning a midsummer friend-
ship special, with food, fun and
dancing, on Saturday, July
29th, at 6:30 p.m. to be held at
the Pines of Boca Lago.
Members will be charged $4
ard non members $6. For
inlbrmation: 395-2226.
Temple Emeth, 5780 West
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, is
now in the process of enlarg-
ing the Diane Winick Daily
Minyon Chapel as well as the
lobby to the main Sanctuary.
The Chapel, which seated 80
people, will now accomodate
approximately 120 attendees
at each Minyon.
George Borenstein, chair-
man of the planning and build-
ing committee, expects the
new chapel to be ready for
services by mid-August, 1989.
Max. 78, of Delray Beach. Graveside
services held at Eternal Light Ctmetery,
Joseph. 82. of Boca Raton, services held,
Emanuel, 90. of Lauderhill. services
held. Levitt-Weinstein.
Kdward, 77, Boca Raton, services held
in July 14 at Levitt-Weinstein.
herald Goodwin, July 6, of Delray Beach,
formerly of Newton, MA. Husband of
Bernice M. (Gurwitz) Rothstein, father of
Susan Ruth Rothstein, of Framingham.
MA; brother of Raymond B., of Brook-
line, MA, and the late Sylvan B. Services
held at Levine Chapel, MA.
Frances, 72, of Boca Raton, graveside
services held at Eternal Light Cemetery.
Benjamin, 73, of Boca Raton. Services
arrangements by Levitt-Weinstein.
American Jew Dies
From Bus Injuries
ine, 39, an active member of
Na'amat USA and a Philadel-
phia attorney, Tuesday
became the first American to
die from injuries sustained in
the Palestinian attack on a Tel
Aviv-Jerusalem passenger bus
which previously had claimed
the lives of 14 Israeli and
Canadian Jews.
Levine was in Israel to take
the examination for entry into
the Israel Bar, according to
Na'amat USA national vice
president Harriet Green of
Miami Beach and Coral
The death toll of 15 is by far
the largest of any attack on
Jews since the Intifada, or
Arab uprising began in Decem-
ber, 1987.
South Florida Science Museum
Docent Training Program
The South Florida Science
Museum is embarking on a
new concept in volunteerism
and is actively seeking individ-
uals interested in taking part
in this docent training pro-
After a comprehensive
seven-week training session
where they will learn about
astronomy, space exploration,
marine science, life science,
and physical science, the
docents will assist Museum
staff members acting as tour
guides, lecturers, classroom
teachers, and special events.
The docent training program
will be held at the Museum on
August 21 and 28, September
11, 18 and 25, and October 2
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an
opportunity for people able to
donate four hours each week.
At the same time, Museum
staff members will provide lec-
tures in their area of expertise.
The Science Museum is
located at 4801 Dreher Trail
North in West Palm Beach.
For information call Ellen
Donovan at (407) 832-1988.
Friday, July 28, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Color Coding The Haftarah
A method that takes the
anxiety out of studying for
a bar or bat mitzvah, as well
as making it easy and fun, has
been devised by Rabbi Shalom
Ben-Porat of White
Plains, N.Y.
Called "Colortune Haf-
tarah," the method consists of
dividing each verse of the Haf-
tarah into separate compo-
nents and placing each unit on
a separately colored line.
"This simple and practical
method enables anyone to
master both the reading and
the chanting with great com-
fort and ease and at his or her
own pace," Rabbi Ben-Porat
Ben-Porat, a bar mitzvah
teacher for the past 12 years,
said he developed Colortune
Haftarah because he "noticed
the difficulties my students
had in reading the standard
Over the years, Ben-Porat
noted several areas of diffi-
culty common to students
studying for their bar mitzvah.
The most obvious, he said, is
the formidable appearance of
the text.
"There are no paragraphs or
sentence structure compre-
hensible to the students. Stu-
dents easily become confused
and lose their place."
To combat this problem,
Ben-Porat divided the text
into short units. The short
lines help a student focus
attention on the text.
"Since the text is not divided
into musical units, it is hard for
students to accurately change
the melody when appropri-
ate," the rabbi said.
To solve this problem, Ben-
Porat placed each unit on a
separately colored line. The
colors correspond to a specific
chanting pattern that is
repeated throughout the text.
Once a student masters the
first verse, the rabbi
explained, he or she is then
able to duplicate the same
chanting patterns throughout
the text.
More than 100 congrega-
tions across the United States
are already using Colortune
For information: Rabbi S. Ben-
Porat, Temple Ierael Center, 180 Old
Mamaroneek Rd. White Plaint, New
York 1060S; (914) 948-8839.
Rabbi Shalom Ben-Poret
Rabbi Dr. Lester Hering
Spiritual Leader of Temple Emeth
The Board of Directors of
Temple Emeth, 5780 West
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach,
announced that Rabbi Dr. Les-
ter Hering will service as the
spiritual leader starting in
Rabbi Dr. Lester Hering has
been the spiritual leader at
Congregation Beth Jacob-
Israel in Cherry Hill, N.J. for
30 years. Prior to that, he
served as associate Rabbi with
Rabbi Irving Lehrman at Tem-
ple Emanuel in Miami Beach.
Rabbi Hering has held the pul-
pit in Midchester Jewish Cen-
ter, in Yonkers, N.Y. and also
served with the Sephardic
Jewish Community Center in
Brooklyn, N.Y. as well as a
Chaplain in the U.S. Army.
Rabbi Hering earned his
Bachelor of Hebrew Letters
and Religious Education, his
master of Hebrew Literature
and was ordained at the Jew-
ish Theological Seminary. In
1979 the Seminary conferred a
Dr. of Divinity Degree upon
Rabbi Hering is a noted lec-
turer and spoke in numerous
synagogues throughout the
country on Bible Study and
contemporary Jewish issues.
At the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem and at the Officer
Training School in Israel, he
was guest lecturer in Rabbin-
ics and the Philosophy of Con-
servative Judaism. He also lec-
tured at the Glassboro Univer-
sity in N.J. on Hebrew Civiliza-
The Rabbi is actively affili-
ated with professional associa-
tions, a member of the
National Executive Council of
the Rabbinical Assembly and a
member of the Philadelphia,
New York and Tri-County
Board of Rabbis.
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Networking: A Good Business for Israel
Former Floridian Leo
Osheroff s early years were
spent in the western Pennsyl-
vania town, Dickson City,
where the Jewish community
consisted of only 10 families
and one synagogue, and
Osheroff was the sole Jewish
student in his class.
Today, Osheroff lives in
Israel, where he moved in 1949
after completing degrees in
agriculture and law at the
University of Florida. His com-
pany, ART A, is a large art,
graphic and office supply busi-
ness with branches all over
Israel, but much of his time is
spent helping olim, new immi-
grants, interested in operating
a business in their new coun-
Shortly after Leo Osheroff
made aliyah, he joined Kibbutz
Mashabim, one of the first to
open in the Negev Desert.
With his background in agri-
culture, Osheroff helped
develop the technology of
planting trees to hold the sand
in place.
From the desert, Osheroff
and his family moved to Tel
Aviv where they established
ARTA, today a $5 million-a-
year business.
But his experiences alerted
Osheroff to another need: a
formal means of communica-
tion and networking for small
business in Israel, not only for
those already established but
for those American busines-
speople who expressed inter-
est in starting or investing a
business in Israel.
Osheroff approached the
leadership of the Association
of Americans and Canadians in
Israel (AACI) with his idea.
The result: his Businessper-
son's Group has been operat-
ing for two years as an AACI
The primary objective of
Businessperson's Group's is to
make available to new olim a
reservoir of Israeli business
talent. The group meets
monthly. People come looking
for help and for clients; to
network; to share information;
and to seek help.
Osheroff plans to make his
group a formal channel for
American and Canadian inv-
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