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w^ The Jewish -m y
of South County
Volume 11 Number 16
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, August 11, 1989
Price: 35 Cents
Rabin Lauds Global Effort To Free Hostages
national attention focused on
last week's hostage crisis has
improved the chances of
effecting the release of Israeli Rabin joined Israel's Foreign
soldiers and foreign hostages Ministry in welcoming the
held by terrorists in Lebanon, diplomatic efforts of the
Defense Minister Yitzhak United States, the Soviet
Rabin said. Union and Britain in working
for a swift release of all hos-
Speaking with reporters, tages, including three Israeli
South Florida Zionist To Head Na'amat
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
When Na'amat, the world's
largest women's Zionist organ-
ization, elects its new national
president Monday, Miami will
have reason to be proud.
Harriet Green, a 35-year
Miami resident and longtime
Zionist, civic and political
activist, will take the reins of
Na'amat, USA.
"I've been in national leader-
ship for years but of course, to
take a line from President Tru-
man, the buck now stops here
at this desk."
The "desk" will be both at
Na'amat's Miami and Manhat-
tan offices, where Green will
divide her time.
"I don't think there are any
other Zionist organizations
that have a president based
that far away from the metro-
politan New York area," she
said, "and we're proud of that
because we don't exclude any
of our potential leadership
because they don't live in New
Na'amat, founded in 1925,
has 50,000 members in Amer-
ica and 850,000 members
worldwide. The organization
identifies with Israel's Labor
Party and supports social pro-
jects such as day-care centers
and vocational schools for
women, children and youth in
the Jewish state. In Israel as
well as abroad, Na'amat sup-
ports equal rights and status of
Green has been a member of
Na'amat for 25 years, holding
leadership positions from the
local to national level. But the
job of president "is awesome'
and will be a challenge, she
"Fundraising organizations
in the Jewish community, all of
them, had a decline over the
last few years and especially
with all the problems confront-
ing Israel ... I feel there has
been somewhat of an erosion
between Diaspora and Israel,"
Green says.
"It used to be that when you
said 'Israel,' it was great,
beautiful, wonderful. Now it's
just sort of people shrug their
This is partly because the
baby boom generation was
born when there already was a
Jewish state in existence and it
is taken more matter-of-factly
than viewed as a state that
was created through great
As president, Green says she
soldiers held since 1986.
The Foreign Ministry also
repeated its offer of a prisoner
swap, saying in a statement
that "we stand ready to
release Sheikh Abdul Karim
Obeid and Shiite prisoners in
exchange for the Israeli POWs
and all the hostages of other
It was Israel's July 28 abduc-
tion of Obeid, a senior leader
of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah,
or Party of God, that precipi-
tated the current crisis.
A terrorist group calling
itself the Organization for the
Oppressed on Earth claimed
Monday to have hanged U.S.
Marine Lt. Col. William Hig-
gins in retaliation for the
sheikh's abduction.
Another group, the Revolu-
tionary Justice Organization,
set a Thursday deadline for
killing U.S. hostage Joseph
Cicippio unless Israel released
. Despite the protests and
threats, the Foreign Ministry
on Thursday continued to
defend Israel's abduction of
It listed those Israelis
thought to be held hostage in
Lebanon, including two sol-
diers being held for 41 months
since they were captured in
Harriet Green: New President
of Na'amat.
will have a many-faceted plat-
"Jewish and Zionist organi-
zations must educate, must
teach young people in the Jew-
ish community the story of
Israel; not just ancient history
but the years of rebuilding the
state so they will have an
affinity for it as those who
came to the U.S. on waves of
pogroms in the early 1900s,"
Gree"n said.
In addition to goals to
expand the organization and
increase fundraising, Green
says, "We have to intensify
Continued on Page 4
February 1986, and an air
force officer being held 33
months since October 1986.
The ministry also referred to
three Israeli soldiers who have
been held captive for 95
months since June 1982, and
about whose fate nothing is
"Our patience has been
tested too long, our goodwill
was brutally exploited," the
ministry said in a statement.
"Resolve and firmness on
the part of all freedom-loving
countries may hopefully lead
to the release of the Israeli
POWs and of all other hos-
tages in Lebanon."
Meanwhile, a U.N. envoy
met in West Beirut with Hez-
bollah leader Sheikh Odfen
Fadarallah and with Iranian
Embassy officials.
Few details were released of
those meetings, but U.N.
Assistant Secretary-General
for Peacekeeping Affairs Mar-
rack Goulding was thought to
have discussed the Shiites'
claim of killing Higgins.
In New York, U.N. Secret-
ary General Javier Perez de
Cuellar told Higgins' wife that
he was not convinced that the
marine had been murdered,
and might still be alive.
Hits Sour Note
JERUSALEM (JTA) The first-ever
Arab woman to serve in the Israel
Defense Force took the biggest risk of
her military career this week and
Performing at a farewell party for tne
outgoing commander of the Southern
Command, Haya Samir caused a scandal
when she sang a song interpreted by
many to be critical of Israel's handling
of the Palestinian uprising-
Some officers booed and others
stalked out of the celebration when
Samir, a member of the prestigious
Southern Command Entertainment
Group, launched into the Hebrew lyrics
of her own composition, "Man, Man of
"Captives of killing are drawn to it
blindly/hungry for justice and chewing
hatred/while calmness cries out/to all
the sons of the earth."
According to an Army spokesman,
Samir's song was not part of the wper-
re for the celebration for Maj. Ge
Yitzhak Mor
ai loved -4ng

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, August 11, 1989
Kiev Rabbi Fights Assimilation
Rabbi Isaac Foocks
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
A Russian mechanic and
engineer has been working as
a rabbi in the city of Kiev for
the past two years, a sign that
religious freedom is slowly
growing under the Soviet
Union's policy of glasnot.
Isaac Foocks, the chief rabbi
of Kiev, told The Jewish Flor-
idian during his recent visit to
Miami Beach that he is the
only rabbi of the only syna-
gogue in Kiev, a city of three
million people including
approximately 200,000 Jews.
Foocks explained that there
had been no rabbi in Kiev
when the Jewish community
sent him to Moscow and
Budapest nine years ago for
rabbinical training. He said the
selection was based on his
being only one of two younger
members of the congregation
and the most learned; his par-
ents spoke Yiddish and his
grandfather had been a shochet
in Poland. He is the first mem-
ber of his family to become a
"I will try to do the best I
can to get the people to have a
basic feeling of Jewishness,"
Foocks said, speaking through
a translator at the Shore Club
Despite the large number of
Jews in Kiev, Foocks said only
about 100 go to the synagogue
for the Sabbath. Assimilation
is the main reason he gives for
low attendance.
His congregation is Conser-
vative, but about 20 of the
families who are members are
Orthodox. The synagogue
where he holds daily services
has been around from the time
of Czar Peter I in the 1700s.
During World War II, the syn-
agogue had been used as a
stable for horses. Several syn-
agogues in Kiev were dest-
royed during the war, but the
few that remained have been
converted for uses such as
movie theaters, Foocks said.
There are no kosher bakeries
or butcher shops in Kiev,
Foocks said, but there is a
shochet who makes kosher
chicken available.
The davening, or prayer, is
done in Hebrew and Foocks
now devotes his full time to
work as a rabbi in the com-
munity. One project he has
initiated is matzah baking to
supply the community with
matzah for Passover.
Foocks maintains that there
aren't many pressures against
residents in his area who want
to practice Judaism; but he
says while there may not be
major government interfer-
ence, there simply isn't any
great desire among Jewish
residents in his community to
identify Jewishly.
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Friday, August 11, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Paying Homage To A Beloved Leader
(Copyright 1989,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
The recent passing of Rabbi
Gunter Hirschberg at age 69,
president of the New York
Board of Rabbis, has removed
from the American Jewish
scene and the rabbinate one of
its most distinguished and
beloved leaders.
Born in Berlin in 1920,
Hirschberg was rescued
through the children's
exchange mission to Great
Britain in the early 1930s.
Those traumatic experiences
might well have left him a
bitter, hostile person. But it is
a mark of his extraordinary
moral character that he
became a man of genuine toler-
ance, with caring and respect
for other people.
A deeply committed Reform
rabbi, he demonstrated true
regard and appreciation of
every branch of Judaism and
Jewish life. As Board of Rab-
bis president, he evoked from
Orthodox, Conservative and
Reform rabbis and other Jew-
ish leaders the same quality of
loyalty that he gave to them.
Appreciative of the role that
yeshivot and day schools
played in the life of the Ortho-
dox community, he had no
hesitation in modeling the first
Reform Jewish day schools on
the traditional pattern, albeit
conforming to liberal ideology.
Hirschberg was an active
leader in the movement for
Jewish- Christian understand-
ing. The fact that Cardinal
John O'Connor of New York
and numerous non-Jewish civic
and religious leaders came to
his funeral to pay last respects
is another sign of the wide
impact his life had.
My last contact with Gunter
Hirschberg was at a meeting
some months ago with German
Christian theologians to which
I had invited him, especially in
light of his German origins. He
spoke forcefully and persua-
sively of the terror Jews suf-
fered under the Nazi Holo-
caust, but was open to the
possibilities of change for the
Hirschberg was a cantor
with a beautiful baritone voice,
which he used later to great
effect as a preaching rabbi at
Congregation Rodeph Shalom.
His elegant voice and the
warm Jewish neshama it
expressed will reverberate
among us for years to come.
Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum
is international relations con-
sultant for the American Jew-
ish Committee and immediate
past chairman of the Interna-
tional Jewish Committee for
Interreligious Consultations.
Jewish Population
Florida Regains Third Place In U.S.
American Jews are flocking to
the Sunbelt and the West
Coast, according to updated
population estimates con-
tained in the 1989 American
Jewish Year Book, published
this week by the American
Jewish Committee and the
Jewish Publication Society.
Significant increases in 1988
in the Jewish populations of
such communities as San
Diego and the state of Florida
were matched by Jewish popu-
lation losses of 10 percent or
more in many communities in
the Northeast and Midwest.
Florida, with 596,100 Jews
comprising 5.1 percent of the
state's population, regained
the number three spot among
the states with the highest
concentration of Jews, behind
New York and New Jersey and
ahead of Massachusetts, Mary-
land and the District of Colum-
Total Jewish population of
the United States in 1988 was
estimated at 5,935,000,
according to the year book.
That figure is down slightly
from 1987, but still represents
2.5 percent of the overall U.S.
The population findings are
contained in an article by
researchers at the North
American Jewish Data Bank in
New York.
Their findings relied primar-
ily on studies by local Jewish
community federations, but
they warn that population esti-
mating is "not an exact sci-
ence. Numbers may be
adjusted from year to year, for
instance, without there having
been a demographic change in
a community.
For the latest study, the
researchers have adjusted for
such reasons as the number of
non-Jewish spouses or children
in a household and the number
of part-time residents in a
The latter factor is especially
important in the Sunbelt, they
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Dealing With Terrorism
Israel was totally within its rights as a
sovereign nation in its abduction of the leader
of the Hezbollah, the pro-Iranian, Shiite ter-
rorist organization centered in south Lebanon.
The evidence is overwhelming that Sheik
Abdul Karim Obeid, is indeed responsible for
the kidnapping of Col. William Higgins, the
American officer who was serving with UN
forces when he himself was seized by Hezbol-
lah last year.
Hezbollah alone is responsible for the safety
of Col. Higgins, since it was the Hezbollah
which took him hostage. Assignment by some
in this country of all or part of the responsibil-
ity to Israel, because of its abduction of the
Sheik, is totally improper.
Whether or not Israel should have taken its
action well within southern Lebanon, and
outside of her self-proclaimed security zone, is
another question. Certainly Israel has every
right to seek to regain its three soldiers and
airmen held by the Hezbollah, but it is far from
certain that the radical Shite forces will
bargain for their kidnapped leader.
U.S. efforts to free the 17 Western hostages
in Lebanon have been an abysmal failure. One
of the hostages, AP bureau chief Terry Ander-
son, has been captive since March 1985. At
least the Israelis are doing something.
The accommodationists would tell us not to
rock the boat, not to rile up the terrorists by
going after one of their own. Keep the status
quo, while the bloodthirsty captors dump one
body and search for more trade bait. There
can be no accommodation with terrorism.
The United Nations also must take speedy
action, and must call for the immediate release
of all hostages. Israel already has announced
its willingness to do just that, even though it
has hundreds more prisoners than the total of
Israeli and western hostages.
This is the time for leadership on the part of
the United States, and for even-handedness on
the part of the UN. Justice demands no less.
Remove the Convent
As important as the negative symbolism of
the Catholic convent on the grounds of the
Auschwitz death camp is the open anti-
semitism displayed by Polish residents of
surrounding communities.
It was just such anti-semitism immediately
after World War II which resulted in the mass
flight of Jews who had fought against the
Nazis in the Polish, Soviet and resistance
armies from 1939 until victory in 1945.
The Vatican cannot avoid responsibility for
the failure of the nuns to vacate the hallowed
grounds where so many Jews died. The pledge
to leave has been broken, and the Pope cannot
say it is up to the Polish Archbishop, any more
than the failure to act by the Pontiff at the
time of Hitler's Holocaust can be justified.
Catholic-Jewish dialogue should not end,
and efforts to get the Vatican to recognize and
establish diplomatic relations with the State of
Israel must go on.
But the displeasure and dispair of world
Jewry, as demonstrated by those Jews from
the United States and Europe who went to
Auschwitz to protest, must be made clear to
the Roman Catholic Church.
Jews and non-Jews alike who have visited
Auschwitz in the more than 44 years since
Liberation have been impressed by the horri-
ble message its emptiness reflects. Presence
of a convent disturbs the site, and its removal
immediately is a solemn obligation of the

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, August 11, 1989
Playwright Creates Magic
With "Carousel Horse9'
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
Phyllis Barash leads a double
During the day, she is an
administrative assistant at a
Miami commodities firm. At
night she enters a children's
fantasyland as a playwright
who makes sheepdogs dance
and wooden horses come to
She can make the beauty and
the discipline of ballet interest-
ing enough to capture the
imagination of children and
the rough-and-tumble carnival
life soften to a love story on a
Barash was a painter, pho-
tographer, writer and lyricist
when she took a playwriting
course at the Coconut Grove
Playhouse two years ago.
"I think an artist can branch
out in other mediums because
you have that way of looking at
life. You can jump from pho-
tography to painting to writ-
ing to music. They all over-
lap," she explains.
Her teacher, Blake Leach,
told Barash that her first play
would be produced within a
year. He was right.
Called "The Sheepdog that
Danced Ballet," Barash used
her one-time pet as the basis
for her story: a dog who
needed obedience training and
got very bored when he was
going around in circles in obe-
dience class. He heard ballet
music in the next classroom
and he wanted to learn dance
Phyllis harash's second play, "The Carousel Horse," premiered
July 29 in Boca Raton.
She wrote the story in the
form of a play, adding lyrics
for seven original songs com-
posed by Hallandale musician
Barry Butler and sent it out to
a few theaters.
Dr. William A. Peterson,
who founded the Little Palm
Theater 11 years ago in Boca
Raton, was on the receiving
end. He liked the play so much
that he decided to produce the
second play Barash wrote.
"The Carousel Horse" prem-
iered Saturday, July 29, at the
Royal Palm Dinner Theater
and will run every Saturday
through Sept. 2.
"It's about an old man
named Antonio whose profes-
sion has been to carve carousel
horses," Peterson says. "This
would be his last one because
he's old and his eyesight is
failing, so he gives it a little
That magic materializes
when the horse is 7 years old.
It evolves around a love story
between the wooden horse and
a live female horse who ran
away from home to be with
Barash says she was inspired
to write her latest play when
she visited a traveling carnival
that comes to Miami each win-
"I love carousel horses and
that was the beginning of it.
And last year I went to
Austria and saw the Lippinzar
horses, which helped develop
the main character, a horse
that comes to life with special
But what is a love story
without pain?
When the carousel horse
comes to life, he couldn't bear
to leave his wooden friends on
the carousel. So the live horse
herself becomes a part of the
Enter the elements of
money, greed and near-
tragedy before the storybook
happy ending: The park owner
wants to get rid of the old
carousel and get a shiny new
Comet Express ride. Mean-
while, the carousel operator
falls in love with the woman
who owns the runaway horse.
She's wealthy, buys the whole
amusement park, and fires the
futuristic park owner saving
the carousel.
Although her daytime job is
in a "terribly pressured" envi-
ronment, Barash has found a
"The one thing that you do
when you have to earn money
is work at a job, but the other
part of you that has creativity
and joy finds release in some
artistic outlet," she says.
A native of Brooklyn, Bar-
ash moved to Miami seven
years ago to be closer to her
family here. She had gra-
duated from the Fashion Insti-
tute of Technology in New
York, where she studied tex-
tile design.
If she has her way, she will
work in a creative field full-
time. Right now, theater has
opened up "a whole new
world," and she is already
thinking of her next play,
which would also be designed
for children.
"I love to work for children
because I feel there's so much
negativity in children's lives
these days. We live in such a
fast world. I just want to be
able to bring back some charm
and, some love in what-
ever I write."
Continued from Page 1
our work as a Zionist organiza-
tion through our American
affairs and Zionist affairs
department because I think
Israel is losing the public rela-
tions war, and it is a war.
"I think our members have
to have a dual goal to speak
out for the security and
growth of Israel and also
speak with equal intensity for
the kind of Jewish state which
was the dream of the foun-
More people need to visit
Israel on missions that will
take them to lesser-known
areas and not just larger well-
known cities, to give members
a better feel for the country.
Na'amat, USA raises "a few
million" annually to support
Continued from Page 3
year-round residents is often
But even when the figures
are adjusted for the so-called
"snowbirds" who summer in
the North, the figures on the
migration of Jews to the South
and West are revealing:
its projects in Israel, Green
says. Besides daycare and
vocational training centers,
the organization also supports
legal aid for women, a project
for single-parent families and
a counseling center for the
prevention of violence in the
Na'amat has come out with a
pro-choice position, which also
reflects Green's personal posi-
tion. "That doesn't mean we
are for or against abortion,"
she says, "but we are for the
right of a woman to make the
choice according to her life and
the circumstances. You cannot
legislate the lives of other peo-
ple in a free society."
Na'amat is planning a pro-
choice demonstration in Chi-
cago's Grant Park during its
convention next week.
In Israel, Green
- Florida's Jewish popula-
tion went up by nearly 47,000
between 1987 and 1988, repre-
senting an 8.5 percent jump.
The Florida cities with the
most significant increases are
Greater Fort Lauderdale, up
31,000 to a total Jewish popu-
lation of 116,000, and Greater
says Na'amat is seeking to
have divorces acceptable in a
secular court. "There are
women who have been trying
to get divorces for 18 years
and they've been held hostage
by their husbands. Under reli-
gious law, the man has the
right to give the get and if the
man refuses the woman cannot
get a religious divorce."
Women in Israel are also
fighting for equal pay and
rights at the workplace.
"Usually in jobs, it's not the
last hired, first fired. It's
usually the women (who go)
when an enterprise has to cut
back." '
One of Na'amat's most
famous members was the late
Israel Prime Minister Golda
Meir. Meir was Na'amat's
Orlando, up 3,000 to 18,000.
- Ten Northeastern and Mid-
western communities report
Jewish population declines of
at least 10 percent between
1987 and 1988. The largest
absolute decline by state
occurred in New York, with a
loss of more than 47,000 Jews.
national executive secretary
from 1932 to 1934. Meir's
daughter, Sarah Rabhadi, is
scheduled to attend next
week's Na'amat convention.
Green lives in Coral Gables
with her husband. They have
two grown children. She is
currently chairman of the
board of the American Zionist
Federation in South Florida
and was president of the Jew-
ish Historical Society. She
serves on the city of Miami
Beach mayor's Committee on
Human Resources and on the
city of Miami's Beautification
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Friday, August 11, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
UM Names Dr. Goodnick
Paul J. Goodnick, M.D.,
director of Outpatient Services
and director of the Mood Dis-
orders Program at Fair Oaks
Hospital in Delray Beach and
Fair Oaks-Broward, has been
named Clinical Associate Pro-
fessor of Psychiatry at the
University of Miami School of
Goodnick specializes in the
diagnosis and treatment of
manic-depression, depression,
and anxiety/phobic disorders.
He was elected to Fellowship
in the American Psychopatho-
logical Association and is an
associate editor of the medical
journal, Lithium. Goodnick
was graduated magna cum
laude with distinction in psy-
chology from the University of
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Lodge 217, of Delray, is hav-
ing a mystery bus ride on
Sunday evening, October 29.
The bus leaves at 6 p.m.
from the Seville tennis courts
parking area in the Kings
Point condo complex at 7000
West Atlantic Ave., West Del-
ray Beach, and returns at
11:30 p.m. Non members are
welcome to participate.
Deadline for reservations is
October 17. Call Les Migdol at
495-0915, Norman Hersey
498-3349 or Dave Altbuch 499-
Knights of Pythias
Newly elected officers of Knights of Pythias Atlantic Lodge 217, of
Delray, installed by Mike Jacobson, right, the 11th Pythian
District Deputy are, left, Sy Stutzel, secretary; Joe Zonenshine,
subbing for Joe Noble, financial/secretary; Eli Goldman, master
of the work; Sam Meyer, master at arms; Leon Teger, treasurer;
Arnold Kempler, outer guard; and Jerry Cantor, substituting for
Keith Kronish, inner guard.
FAU Alumni Association
Installs Officers and Directors
Florida Atlantic University's
Alumni Association installed
new officers and directors for
the 1989-90 academic school
year at its annual meeting.
Newly elected officers are
Julia Hughes of Deerfield
Beach, Jerry Wolff of Boca
Raton, vice president; John
Makris of Delray Beach,
secretary; and Paul King of
West Palm Beach, treasurer.
Alumni elected to three-year
terms on the Board of Direct-
ors include Peter Cruise of
Jupiter, Armand Grossman of
Miami Springs, Albert Jacob-
son of Boca Raton, Joyce Laird
of Jupiter and Joan Wyllner of
Boca Raton. Incumbents re-
elected to the Board and Max-
ine McCall of Boca Raton and
Eric Shaw of Highland Beach.
For more information about
the Alumni Association, call
(407) 367-3010.
Daisy Berman was re-elected
National President of Amit
Women at the organization's
national convention in Beverly
Hills, California, recently.
Berman has been a major force
in the guidance of Amit
Women's Network of educa-
tional and social welfare pro-
grams in Israel.
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display original designs based on the theme of the Book of Ruth. Other students in the
Revlon-Shenkar competition designed bathing suits for Eve, the first lady of the Book of Genesis.
FAU Awards Students
Three students at Florida
Atlantic University have
received $250 James A. Mer-
kert Scholarship awards, while
seven others have had their
scholarships renewed for the
1989 fall academic semester.
The recipients of the scholar-
ships are Kathleen Collins, an
education major from Boca
Raton; Christina Hynok, sci-
ence-Pennsylvania; Janet Pas-
quale, art-Boca Raton; and
Mary Ann Pickard, commun-
cation-Wilton Manors.
Students whose scholarships
have been renewed are Angi-
lyn Cole, a visual arts major
from Palm Beach Gardens;
Ann Marie DiNonno, music-
Margate; David Gutierrez,
exercise science and wellness-
West Palm Beach; Kimberly
Henneborn, business-West
Palm Beach; Melanie Rembe,
humanities-Jupiter; and Cat-
alin Vasiliu, science-Miami
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New Dates For 'The Foreigner"
Florida Atlantic University's
Theatre Department has
moved up the dates of the
comedy by Larry Shue "The
Foreigner," final offering for
1989-90 in celebration of its
25th anniversary season, to
March 30-April 18.
"The Foreigner", winner of
an award as Best New Ameri-
can Play and two Obie
Awards, will be presented
March 30, 31, April 4, 5, 6 and
7 at 8 p.m. and April 1 and 8 at
2 p.m.
The Shakespeare's comedy,
"A Midsummer Night's
Dream", directed by Zoe Cal-
dwell, will be presented Nov.
10-19, and "Hello, Dolly!",
directed by Joe Conaway and
featuring Melissa Hart, on
Feb. 9-18.
For additional information
call (407) 367-3808.
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Aug. 18
Aug. 25
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G-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
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the Sabbath Lights

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Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach at the Sabbath Morning
Service, 8:30 a.m., the sermon
"The Ultimate Source of Com-
fort" on Saturday, Aug. 12,
and "Man Doth Not Live By
Bread Alone" on Saturday,
Aug. 19. Kiddush will follow.
Anshei Emuna, 16189 Car-
ter Road, Delray Beach, offers
daily classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch) led by Rabbi
Sacks, at 7:30 a.m. preceeding
the Daily Minyon Services and
at 6:30 p.m. in conjunction
with the Daily Twilight Min-
yon 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-
vices. For information call 499-
Rosh Hashonah-Yom Kippur Services
Temple Torah of West Boyn-
ton Beach will hold Rosh-
Hashonah-Yom Kippur Ser-
vices at Santaluces High
School Little Theatre, Hypo-
luxo and Lawrence Roads.
Rabbi Theodore Feldman
and cantor Alex Chapin will
officiate the services.
Tickets are available for non-
members. For information call
736-8451 or 498-3365.
Scholar Classes
Temple Emeth, 5780 W.
Atlantic Avenue, Delray
Beach, FL., offers Scholar
Classes every Tuesday, Wed-
nesday and Thursday at 8:00
a.m. (before the 8:45 Morning
Minyan). These classes are
open to the entire community
Irving, 82, of Deerfield Beach, services
held, Levitt-Weinstein.
Louis, services held, Levitt-Weinstein.
Jack, 78, of Boynton Beach, services
held, Levitt-Weinstein.
Hilda, 74, of Boca Raton, services held,
at no charge.
Joseph Levine teaches
'Kings No. 1' from the Books
of Prophets of the Bible. The
learning period includes dis-
cussions, interpretations and
enthusiastic debates. For
information: 498-3536.
Frances, 72, of Boca Raton, died July 19,
services held, Levitt-Weinstein.
Jack, 75, of Highland Beach, passed
away July 20. He is survived by his wife,
Edythe; son, Joel, of Boca Raton and
daughter, Roberta Brodsky, of Boca
Raton, and 6 grandsons. Services held at
Beth Israel-Rubin Memorial Chapel.
Max, 75, of Delray Beach, services held,
To Orthodox Monopoly
president of Mercaz, the move-
ment for Conservative Zion-
ism, predicts that in five years
there will be official recogni-
tion of Conservative Judaism
and its institutions including
its rabbinate in Israel.
Goldie Kweller of New York
cited a number of develop-
ments in recent years in sup-
port of her prediction, in an
interview with the Jewish Tel-
egraphic Agency.
A former president of the
Women's League for Conser-
vative Judaism, Kweller said
that the movement in Israel is
called Masorti Judaism, and
that while she is a member of
the boards of both Mercaz and
Masorti, the organizations are
She described Mercaz as a
membership organization and
Masorti as an administrative
agency. Masorti directs the
institutions of Conservative
Judaism in Israel a kibbutz,
a rabbinical school, 43 Conser-
vative synagogues, youth
groups, camps and educational
activities while one of the
main goals of Mercaz, which
has 25,000 members in the
United States, is to build its
membership. Members are
then encouraged to contribute
to a Masorti Foundation in the
United States.
Kweller told JTA that there
are two paths by which Con-
servative Judaism hopes to
obtain official recognition of
not only its rabbis but also its
institutions. Heretofore, rab-
binical functions have been run
by the Orthodox rabbinate,
which operates on government
She said one path is to
expand the Mercaz movement.
There are now three countries
in which there is such a move-
ment the United States,
Canada and Chile.
Kweller said she hopes
before the end of her four-year
term as president to bring
about a Brit Olami, a world
movement of Mercaz affiliates
which she hopes will include
Argentina, Britain and Swe-
den. The goal is to enlarge the
role of Mercaz in the World
Zionist Organization and the
Jewish Agency.
She said Mercaz has already
scored results via that path
it had the third largest U.S.
delegation at the 31st World
Zionist Congress in Jerusalem
in December 1987.
In response to that mandate,
she said, the congress adopted
a resolution ordering that
Diaspora Jewish funds allo-
cated to the WZO education
department be distributed to
three "streams" in Israel
Orthodox, Conservative and
Reform instead of only to
the Orthodox educational insti-
Kweller reported there are
15,000 congregants in the
Masorti synagogues, but con-
ceded that only 10 percent
were Israelis. She contended,
however, that this was not a
true measure of Israeli inter-
est in Conservative Judaism.
The other path toward equal
footing is via legislation, which
Kweller hopes will bring about
a fundamental change in the
structure of government in
She cited a bill which has
received its first reading in the
Knesset, which would replace
the present electoral system of
votes by party slate with a
system by which voters cast
ballots for individuals.
The Israeli parliamentary
system grants great power to
parties as small as one Knesset
member, which has helped the
Orthodox parties to dominate
religious aspects of life in
Asked why she believed that
the electoral refrm measure
would not be subverted by the
Orthodox parties, Kweller
replied, "my feeling is that the
Knesset, which firmly believes
Israel has to keep in step with
the rest of the Western world,
understands that the present
system is not workable."
She said a system of laws
must be instituted in Israel
which gives legitimacy to all
Jews who graduate as rabbis
from halachically acceptable
seminaries, making them qual-
ified to perform all functions of
a Jewish spiritual leader.
Join The Synagogue
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...because vital Jewish institutions
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Synopsis Of The Weekly Torah Portion
. "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is One"
(Deut. 6.4).
VAETHANAN The portion begins with Moses' plea to God for
permission to enter the Promised Land, and God s refusal. The
law-giver warns the children of Israel against practising idolatry
in Canaan, calling their attention to their special history and
mission. "Did ever a people hear the voice of God speaking out of
the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live? Or hath God
assayed to go and take Him a nation from the midst of another
nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a
mighty hand, and by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors,
according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt
before thine eyes?" (Deuteronomy 4.88-34). Moses sets aside three
cities of refuge on the east side of the Jordan. He repeats the Ten
Commandments, with slight variations for the purpose of clarity.
The first section of the Shema beginning "Thou shalt love the
Lord thy God with all thy heart" and ending "And thou shalt
write them upon the door-posts of thy house, and upon thy gates"
is in this portion (Deuteronomy 6.4-9). Moses urges the Israelites
to show no mercy to the seven Canaanite nations. "And when the
Lord thy God shall deliver them up before thee, and thou shalt
smite them; then thou shalt utterly destroy them; thou shalt make
no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them; neither shalt
thou make marriages with them: thy daughter thou shalt not give
unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son For
thou art a holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God
hath chosen thee to be His own treasure, out of all peoples that
are upon the face of the earth" (Deuteronomy 7.2-6). Finally,
Moses stresses the need for strict observance of the various ritual
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman-Tsamir, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 75 Maiden Lane, New York, NY. 10038.)
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