The Jewish Floridian of Tampa

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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[Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet]
Creation Date:
April 27, 1979
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v. : ill. ;


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Jewish newspapers -- Florida ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Tampa (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hillsborough County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough -- Tampa


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for: v.2, no. 21; v.3, no. 14; v.4, no. 32, and; v.8, no. 3, omitted in numbering sequence and were not published.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Nov. 12, 1982 called v.55, no. 46 in masthead, but constitutes v.4, no. 39, as stated in publisher's statement.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for Jan. 9 & 23, 1987 called v.9, no. 2 & 3, but constitute v.9, no. 1 & 2 respectively.

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lume 1 Number 4
Tampa, Florida Friday, April 27,1979
Price 35 Cents
Federation UJA Campaign Tops $520,000
the 1979 Tampa Jewish
aeration Campaign results
exceeded the $520,000
rk, according to Campaign
lirman. Dr. Carl Zielonka.
approximately $130,000
lains uncommitted based on a
1-for-card basis in 1978," Ziel-
k,-i reported. "This means that
ve realize dollar-for-dollar on
remaining cards, the 1979
npaign will exceed 650,000.
, would compare to $597,000
Isedin 1978."
fin addition," Zielonka con-
tinued, "we are making a con-
certed effort to enlist "new" cam-
paign pledges from hundreds of
Tampa residents who have not
previously participated in the
Ruth Wagner, chairman of the
TJF Women's Division Cam-
paign, reported that the
Women's Division Campaign has
exceeded the amount raised in
1978. Over $110,000 has been
committed to date with an addi-
tional $5,000 still to be solicited
for 1979. Wagner had high praise
The Family Camp
We are going
to the family camp
where families are kept together.
We are getting in the train
to take us to the family camp
where families are kept together.
Here we are
at the family camp
where families are kept together.
Oh! What is this?
We are being separated!
This is supposed to be
a family camp
where families are kept together.
Oh, what a relief!
We are just going
to the showers
in the family camp
Jeremy Rornstein, a sixth grader at the Hillel School, read
this poem at the memorial service to Holocaust victims held
Monday night at the Jewish Community Center. He won last
year's Holocaust poetry contest, sponsored by the Tampa
Jewish Federaton at the Hillel School.
Sylvia Richman lights the menorah as Judge Ralph Stein-
berg, master of ceremonies, looks on during Yom Hashoa
memorial services at the Jewish Community Center
Monday night. The seven-branch menorah included one
candle for each one of the six million Jews and the center
candle representing the five million Christians who died
during the Holocaust. Some 500 persons attended, and
there was standing room only. (Additional pictures on
PO-fit 6.) Photo by Char l Mohn
for all of the Women's Division
workers who have participated in
the campaign.
"Their dedication has enabled
us to provide close to 20 per cent
of the funds raised so far, and I
am pleased that so many women
in our community have made in-
dividual campaign commitments
in addition to their husbands and
family contributions," Wagner
said. The Women's Division
Campaign is expected to con-
clude by the end of April.
All campaign workers are
urged to complete their cards by
May 2. Anyone who has not been
contacted and wants to make his
commitment to the 1979 Cam-
paign is urged to call the Tampa
Jewish Federation.
In his last public appearance before returning to Israel following the historic signing of the
peace treaty with Egypt, Israel Prime Minister Menachem Begin, center, addressed a rally
attended by some 2,500 Jewish leaders at New York's Lincoln Center. At left is Frank
Lautenberg, president of the UJA. Seated next to Begin is Ted Mann, president of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. At right is Samuel Rothberg,
president of the State of Israel Bonds.
Treaty Ratified
But Guns Thunder
Defense Minister Ezer
Weizman postponed his
trip to Cairo Monday until
May 2 in the wake of the
latest terrorist raids by
members of the Palestine
Liberation Front in Na-
hariya early Sunday.
The postponement,
ostensibly because of
Israel's prompt retailiatory
raids, was rescinded early
Tuesday, when Israel
announced that Weizman
would be in Cairo on Wed-
nesday at the same time
that Israeli and Egyptian
officials met in the Sinai
desert to exchange treaty
ratifications and set the
final seal on the document.
THE RAID Sunday resulted in
the deaths of four Israelis. In an
ensuing shoot-out, two terrorists
were killed and two others
Among the Israeli dead were
two children. Identified were
Danny Haran, 28; his daughters,
Einat, 4, and Yael, 2; and police
Sgt. Eliahu Shahar, 24. Four
other Israelis suffered minor
The terrorists aimed their
attack on an apartment house in
Nahariya, a resort coastal town
some 70 miles north of Tel Aviv.
One resident, Larry Shapira, 36,
said he had heard pounding on
the doors of the apartment house.
"I GOT my revolver and
waited," Shapira told Associated
Press photographer Max Nash.
"First they shot through my
door, and then they started
knocking it down. I let the first
terrorist get in, and then I shot
According to other reports, the
remaining three terrorists seized
hostages and dragged them
toward the building shelter,
where residents were running
because they took the gunshots
to be part of a rocket attack. The
Continued on Page 11
Federation Adopts
Record Local Budget
In an attempt to strengthen the local services of the Tampa
Jewish community, the Tampa Jewish Federation approved a record
budget totaling $268,313 for 1979 fiscal operations to 10 local agen-
Budget requests totaled over $289,000, according to Joel Karpay,
chairman of the Federation Budget Committee. Karpay praised the
budget committee for their "diligence and fiscal responsibility in
attempting to meet the needs of the Tampa community."
"We made an attempt to provide for current needs and to allow
our agencies an opportunity for continued growth during the coming
year," he stated. The 1979 local budget was presented by the budget
committee to the Tampa Jewish Federation Board of Directors where
it received approval.
The National and Overseas allocations have not been set but will
be dependent upon final campaign results. With a projected campaign
final of $650,000, National and Overseas (including Israel) allocations
will match or be an increase over 1978 levels. Ben Greenbaum,
Federation president, expressed his approval of the Board's decisions,
and urged every member of the Tampa community to make a
maximum 1979 commitment so that local, national and overseas
programs can be properly funded.
In 1978, nine of the 10 local allocations totaled $236,406, making
the 1979 allocation an overall 15 percent increase. The Tampa Section
National Council of Jewish Women will be the recipient of funds for
the first time this year, up to $1,250 to defray expenses accumulated in
both 1978 and 1979 for the Tay-Sachs community screening program.
The 1979 local agency allocations are as follows:
HILLELSCHOOL 20,000 25,000
DIAL A BUS 10,100 10.590
CHABAD HOUSE 2,000 3,000
1268,3! 3
In addition to the $4,617 allocated to Russian Resettlement, an
additional $4,600 has been received from a special Federation fund
established a number of years ago for new immigrants. The $9,217 is
expected to be matched by a Federal Block Grant that has been ap-
plied for.

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, April 27,1979
Fla. KKK Tribe Increases
'Sons of Hitler'
Threaten Professors
The Florida Regional Of-
fice of the An ti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith is
cooperating with officials at
the University of South
Florida in Tampa in a con-
tinuing investigation of
those responsible for a
recent series of anti-Semitic
incidents there.
Involved, according to the
ADL, is a group called "Sons of
Hitler." A rash of spray-painted
swastikas have appeared on the
Tampa campus.
LIN ADDITION, several pro-
fessors have received harassing
S* | and threatening phone calls.
Mwip These include threats that
.. ^1 "We've got gas chambers for you
Brandi Hamberg and Corey Lieber paint a birthday cake in Jews." Another professor was
anticipation of Israel Independence Day celebration. Brandi W** that his house would **
northern Florida, the United
Klans of America have been in a
sometimes heated struggle with
the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
In the southern reaches of
Dade County, the UKA is under
new pressure from a third KKK
group, the Invisible Empire
Knights of the KKK.
BILLY BELL, the 19-year-old
"Kleagle" for the Invisible
Empire, says he wants his group
to have "the first KKK unit
based in Miami." Florida con-
tinues to have more KKK ac-
tivity than any other state in the
While some Klan spokesmen
have attempted to con the public
in recent years with smooth talk
and business suits instead of
sheets, in fact, Klan rhetoric and
actions continue to reflect their
violent orientation. Bill Wilkin-
son, Imperial Wizard of the
Invisible Empire Klan, bragged
recently about the number of
sawed-off shotguns and
Thompson submachine guns
this group's possession.
and Corey are students in theJCC PreSchool
Photo by A udrey HaubenstocK
700 Expected to Attend
Independence Day Festival
The Fourth Annual Israel
Independence Day Festival will
begin with a Solidarity Walk
from Temple Schaarai Zedek to
the Jewish Community Center on
Sunday. May 6. in a community-
wide celebration of Israel's 31st
Displaying banners and flags,
marchers ranging in age from 6 to
75 will demonstrate their concern
for and dedication to the struggle
for freedom. Seven hundred
guests are expected to attend.
At the Center the marchers will
gather and join with the entire
community in a torch-lighting
ceremony and scroll reading.
Sara Richter. president of the
JCC, will lead a host of dig-
nitaries participating in the
opening ceremonies.
An Israeli Cafe, shoppers'
bazaar, arts and crafts and gift
items will be set up inside the
Center auditorium, transformed
by decorations chairman Sue
Greenberger and her committee
into an Israeli marketplace a
Singer Merri Robinson will
perform a medley of Israeli songs
to the accompaniment of a guitar,
and Cantor William Hauben,
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, is
preparing a special dramatic pre-
sentation of Israel's history.
A variety of game booths and a
space walk are being coordinated
by carnival chairmen Nancy
Lewis and Sue Borod with the
JCC Pre-School PTA and com-
munity youth groups. Field
games and pool activities are
scheduled throughout the af-
In the JCC library, each
organization in the community
will have a display booth where
newcomers will have an oppor-
tunity to learn of community life
and acth rties.
Soviet Jewry and Israeli in-
formation booths will be set up
under the chairmanship of Hilda
Morris in the bree/.eway area.
Climaxing the festivities, the
National Wheelchair Basketball
Team of Israel will perform an
exhibition game against a
combined Florida wheelchair
team at 3 p.m.
"Israel Independence Day is
an important occasion because
our day-long festival provides
many opportunities for our entire
community to get together and
show its solidarity with the
people of Israel," said chairman
Alice Rosenthal. "I think it's
appropriate to dedicate the day
to Golda Meir, former Prime
Minister of Israel, because peace
was her dream."
Assisting Alice Rosenthal are:
Sharon Mock, Laura Kreitzer and
Jane Rosenthal, as well as rep-
resentatives from each organiza-
tion in the community involved
in the planning of the Fourth
Annual Israel Independence Day
Tampa Jewish Community Center Blue Room pre-schoolers-
prepare decorations for Israel Independence Day celebration.
Left to right are Alison Lewis, Erin Borod and David Schuster.
Photo by Audrey Haubenstock
blown up.
Elsewhere in Florida, the ADL
reports that competing Ku Klux
Klan organizations continue to be
active in Florida. In central and
Russian Resettlement Program
Translators, Transporters, Friends, Employers, Movers
Tampa Jewish Social Service
for more information
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Friday, April 27, 1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
Nine Federations Meet To
Consider Cooperation
ORLANDO Executives
Mid professionals of nine
federations throughout Florida
were joined by their lay
leadership last weekend for a
planning conference here.
This was Ihe first lime that
all nine federations met to
discuss with their lay leaders
problems shared by Jewish
communities across the state.
Federations from Miami, Holly-
wood, Fort Lauderdale, Palm
Beach, Jacksonville, Tampa, St.
Petersburg, Sarasota and
Orlando, the host community.
Problems aired ranged from
Jewish community centers to
services for the aged and youth.
In a summary of the two-day
session Sunday, which began
with a Havdalah on Saturday
night. Myron Brodie, executive
vice president of the Greater
Miumi Jewish Federation.
emphasized that the nine
federations recognize the urgent
need for a program of interchange
and input of ideas from all the
communities involved.
CONCURRENT workshops
Sunday ranged from
government funding of pro-
grams to Federations' role in
planning f>i Jewish education.
Other workshops included
sessions on challenges in serving
I he aged, plans for community
center services. Soviet Jewish
reset 11 em en I community
relations and a leadership forum.
Members of the Women's Division Retreat planning committee are shown reviewing the day's
agenda. From left are Anita Saphier, Sharon Mock, Paula Zielonka, Pnotoby ChariesMohn
Egypt Permits Israeli Rabbis
To Serve Cairo Jews
A Shot m the Arm
Women's Division Retreat
"A Shot in the Arm" is the
theme of the Tampa Jewish Fed-
eration First Women's Division
Retreat being held on Thursday,
May :i. from 9 to 3 at the Lake
House of the Tampa Airport
"This theme has been selected
because all of us involved in
volunteer activities often feel
tired at this lime of the year. We
'I need a pick-up to stimulate ideas,
and this day should help the
Women's Division create some
exciting programs for the
following year," explained
Marsha Irvine, chairman of the
Women's Division.
The retreat committee has
asked Brenda Shapiro, Florida
area director of the American
Jewish Committee to be its
scholar-in-residence for the day.
Also participating on the agenda
is Jovce Swarzman. a classroom
Yom Hashoa
Holocaust Gathering
Held in Gotham
learning specialist who is also a
member of the Women's Division
"The retreat committee has
carefully planned this day," said
Sharon Mock, committee chair-
man! "We have a full agenda and
expect to develop many pro-
ductive ideas with the aid of
Brenda Shapiro and Joyce
Also serving on the Retreat
Committee are Paula Zielonka,
Anita Saphier, Joyce Swarzman
and Marsha Levine.
The Egyptian government has
given its permission for an Israeli
rabbi to serve as the spiritual
head of the small Jewish com-
munity in Cairo, Sephardi Chief
Rabbi Ovadia Yoseph said in
Jerusalem last Sunday.
Yoseph said that Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat agreed
that a rabbi should be im-
mediately sent from Israel, and
indicated that the Egyptian
government would finance the
new rabbi's expenses out of state
religious funds.
THE REQUEST to institute
an Israeli rabbi in Cairo
originally came from Yoseph,
who asked Nissim Gaon, presi-
dent of the World Sephardi
Union, to bring up the issue
during his participation in the
Israeli delegation to Cairo at the
time of the Israel Prime
Minister's visit there.
Gaon spoke at that time with
Sadat, who agreed on principle to
fulfill the request. Gaon received
official agreement through the
Egyptian Ambassador' to
Switzerland, who told him that
"the Israeli rabbi can come
immediately to Cairo, even
Rabbi Yitzhak Dabbi of Tel
Aviv has been nominated the
first Israeli rabbi to Cairo. Dabbi,
47, is the son of the former
assistant chief rabbi of
Theatre Trip Set
The Senior Citizen's Project at
the Jewish Community Center is
s|x>n.soring a Held trip to Barkes'
Dinner Theatre on Wednesday,
May 9. Wit's End is the
production. Tickets are on sale
now at the JCC office. The bus
will leave the JCC parking lot at
11:45 a.m.
link between the Holocaust and
the emergence of the State of
Israel wus stressed here as some
5.500 people gathered inside
Temple Emanu-El and outside on
Fifth Avenue to commemorate
the 36th anniversary of the War-
saw Ghetto Uprising and mourn
the six million Jews killed by the
Nazis during World War II.
The annual event, sponsored
by the Warsaw Ghetto Resis-
tance Organization in conjunc-
tion with other Jewish organiza-
tions, featured Jewish leaders
and public officials under an
emblem that declared "Remem-
ber" in Hebrew, Yiddish and
THE PROGRAM, held for the
eighth consecutive year at the
massive Manhattan Reform
temple, was under the auspices
this year of the President's Com-
mission on the Holocaust. The
ceremony here, and in other Jew-
ish communities throughout the
United States, marked a week-
long remembrance of the Holo-
caust which included President
Carter's participation in a cere-
mony at the Rotunda of the Capi-
tol Tuesday and a service at the
National Cathedral in Washing
!#, ton next Sunday. In Israel, Yom
' Hoshooh (Holocaust Remem-
brance Day) started Monday
Many of the 2.500 persons in
the main sanctuary of the temple
wept when 25 women survivors
lit candles as the Temple Emanu-
El Choir sand Ani Moamin, when
children from the Ramaz School
in Manhattan and the Solomon
Schechter schools on Long Island
walked up the aisle with yarzheit
candles, when six survivors
accompanied by six children of
survivors lit one candle each in
memory of the six million dead,
or when Metropolitan Opera
tenor Misha Raitzin sand El Mole
Rachamim and songs of the
ghetto fighters-
Many of the speakers pointed
to the link between the Holocaust
und Israel. Yehuda Blum, Israel's
Ambassador to the UN. who
celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in the
Bergen-Belsen concentration
camp, said that the "rebirth of
the State of Israel" is important
not only because it is the realiza-
tion of Jewish nationality but
also because it includes a "vow"
that "Jewish blood will no longer
be spilled with impunity" and
that Jews will no longer be home-
less or defenseless.
BLUM SAID that as the Pass-
over Ilaggadah reminds Jews in
every generation to consider
themselves as having been freed
from Egypt all Jews must con-
sider themselves from now on as
having survived the Holocaust.
Theodore Mann, chairman of
the Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Or-
ganizations, declared that the
Holocaust has taught Jews that
they must defend Israel and that
they musl make sure "we will
endure here and in Israel."
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, Aprim^
Is Your Campaign Pledge In ?
A record local budget. what does that mean?
It means that the Jewish community of
Tampa is providing more local services. It means
that the Jewish community of Tampa is recognizing
its responsibilities to Jewish education ($25,000 to
Hillel School plus the pre-school program incor-
porated within the Jewish Community Center
It means that the Jewish community of Tampa
recognizes that there are local responsibilities that
come with having a major state university in your
town ($,000 to the state Hillel Foundation and
$3,000 to Chabad House).
It means that the Tampa Jewish Social Service
is being swamped with requests for counseling and
other types of aid in numbers we can hardly fathom
($54,000). It means the Jewish Community Center
with its ever increasing programs for the entire com-
munity still needs a great deal of community support
to keep its services available to all. No one is turned
away! ($C83)
It means that the Dial-a-Bus can't run on 50
cent fares, and we all have a stake in keeping it
going. It means that National Council of Jewish
Women needed help to keep the Tay-Sachs program
deficit from falling on its shoulders.
It means that six new families from Russia must
be absorbed in our community this year. It means
the River Garden Hebrew Home for the Aged in
Jacksonville still is the only Jewish home to serve
our community and we have a responsibility there,
It means that our Federation conducts more
education programs and continues to do the com-
munity-wide planning and coordination for an ever
increasing Jewish population. It means that the
Federation's Shalom Tampa and Young Leadership
and Women's Divisions and Aging Services and
Community Relations Committees have greater jobs
to do.
And it means WE (Tampa) GET THE JOB
It also means that the campaign is not over and
that the budgeting for other than local services has
not been done. We are doing a lot, but there is so
much more to do. We can't stop now. Is your pledge
Less than half of the Jewish households in
Tampa have turned in pledge cards. Where is your
contribution? This is not our "charity," it is our
Jewish tax. We all met the April 15 deadline. Thank
God there is no Jewish deadline! It will always be
"Always" as long as we each do our part.
Florida's Federations Meet
There is no doubt about it. The rapid rate of
growth of the State of Florida is little short of
phenomenal. Time was when we thought of the
Jewish community as being situated in a complex
cluster along the southeastern shore of the state.
But a gathering in Orlando last weekend of the
executives and professionals of nine Jewish
federations throughout Florida, joined by their lay
leadership, indicates that as the state grows, so
grows the Jewish community.
Fact is, we can no longer speak of a single
Jewish community cluster. The nine federations at
the Orlando planning conference represented a whole
new series of growing Jewish communities ranging
from the southeast coast to the north and west of
What the federation leaders met to do was to
determine the need for a program of interchange of
ideas from all the communities involved on problems
common to all of them Jewish education, the aged,
youth, integration of Soviet Jews.
There is no doubt that this input can be of
benefit to all of the Jewish communities of Florida as
they meet the challenges of growth and the com-
plexities of a highly-detailed Jewish civic, philan-
thropic and traditional consciousness.
Zbig's Three Circles of Strategy
____7-___ ,. the good graces of the other A..
A STRATEGY reportedly
attributed to National Security
Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski
defines the new Middle East
detente in terms of three circles of
concentric escalation. The first is
the one just concluded: wringing
the lifeblood out of Israel through
radical amputation of the Sinai
and the achievement of an accord
with Egypt.
The second circle is the one for
which Israel is now preparing:
negotiations over the autonomy
question, which she will be bound
to lose, thus returning Israel to
her essentially pre-1967 borders.
This will bring Egypt back into
good graces of the other ArU,
nations, except perhaps for th
most recalcitrant of the <**
frontation states, which no lone-
will be able to claim that Ev
betrayed Araby. "^
THE SECOND circle fe
includes the reestablishmentrt
U.S. preeminence in the MiddU
East aa a benevolent supporter of
pan-Arab interests, with Hi.
membered Israel as prime foci.
evidence that Waahington no
longer" supports the Zionist sUk
The third and last circle of the
so-called Brzezinski strategy is
by far the most complex it
focuses on the Soviet Union The
Muscovites have had no role a
the new "peace treaty" as a con
sequence of a bungling diplomacr
of which they are not often
guilty: losing the game bv
playing so flamboyant a hand
that they were invited to leaw
the table, or at least not invited
back to it after intermission.
Now, therefore, or so the third
of the concentric circles in the
strategy alleges, an adjustment
must be made in the Soviet*
favor to soothe their wounds fata
having wanted and failed to win"
everything their way at another
Geneva. In the end, or so the
strategy alleges, there can be no
iace in the Middle East without
iviet approval.
BESIDES, when Israel finally
loses the autonomy negotiations,
she will be in exactly the same
position that the Kremlin had in
mind for her in the first place.
The Kremlin will have won, even*
if the Kremlin will not be
acknowledged as the winner. It is
American friendship with Israel
that will have succeeded in
reducing Israel to a shadow of
Continued on Page 9-
The Double-Message Peace Treaty
ENNETH JACOBSON Sadat or abandoning him for the hacked radical forces in
Lowenstein also suDDortea the
Director. Middle Eastern
Affairs Department
Anti-Defamation League
ASIDE FROM Sadat's sense
of the economic benefits to his
country by virtue of peace with
Israel, fear of Soviet ex-
pansionism in the region served
as the major catalyst toward
Egyptian-Israeli reconciliation.
Israel had been warning for
some time of the threat to pro-
Western regimes from the
Soviets; it took developments in
Ethiopia, South Yemen, and
Afghanistan to persuade Sadat
that he no longer could afford the
luxury of the struggle against
Jim Hoagland of the
Washington Post put the Soviet
factor in proper perspective in an
analysis of the Camp David
meetings (Sept. 24): "In a
metaphorical sense, the Russian
Menace occupied the fourth chair
at Camp David." Sadat had
opted for full cooperation with
the United States, including
movement toward normalization
of relations with Israel, to place
his country under the protection
of the American, anti-Soviet
And indeed, in the intervening
months since Camp David, it is
evident that Sadat continued to
see the Soviet and Soviet-backed
threat in the region as a major
element in the signing of the
treaty. His requests for massive
military aid from the U.S. are
predicated on that threat and on
Egypt's potential role in the area
BUT IT was not only the
Egyptian reaction to the Soviets
that was perceived as a force for
peace with Israel; officials of the
Carter Administration following
Camp David pointed to the
Soviet factor aa the key to the
Saudis and Jordanians joining
the process. Faced with the
choice of linking themselves to
Sadat or abandoning him for the
radical camp of Syria-Iraq-Libya
with Soviet backing, Jordan and
Saudi Arabia would surely
choose the moderate path.
The Iranian revolution,
howl vit. produced startling
developments. The inability or
unwillingness of the U.S. to save
the Shah raised doubts in the
minds of Saudi leadership as to
Ihe reliability of their American
friend. If the trend in the region
were to be a radical trend, seemed
to reason the Saudis, then we
ought not to distance ourselves
too much from those factors.
Hence the Saudi leadership
responded coolly to Secretary of
Defense Brown's offer of a U.S.
military presence in the area;
hence Prince Fahd called off a
visit to the U.S.; and reports
circulated that the Saudis were
toying with the idea of
establishing relations with the
Soviet Union.
The double-message: 1) The
Soviet menace has acted and will
act as a force toward moderate
Arab-Israeli reconciliation; and,
2) Saudi reaction to the
revolution in Iran indicates
possible pacification of, not
alliance against, the Soviet-
backed radical
Middle Fast.
Finally, the Israeli iieople ami
representatives see a double-
message in the autonomy plan for
the West Bank and Gaza.
FROM THE perspective of tin
government, this plan
attempt to find a functional
solution to the problem of the
W Sat Hank, inasmuch as the
Arabs have repeatedly rejected
Labors territorial compromise
proposal, the Allon plan. It also
was intended to leave open th*
question of sovereignty of the
area for five years, and to prevent
the rise of a Palestinian state
through Israeli veto over the
form autonomy takss.
Many Israelis, however, fear
that autonomy could very readily
be transformed by the Arabs into
the dreaded Palestinian State
What would prevent the self-
governing authority from
declaring itself a state? How
could Israel offset the growing
demand for full Palestinian selfa)
determination once the process is
set in motion?
Increasingly, there is an
awareness in Israel that
autonomy, which has often been
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(Call me about your social news at 872-4470.)
Fifty-five cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Irving Garber who
celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on April 12. Mr. and
Mrs. Garber, who reside in Miami Beach, were in Tampa this
past week to be entertained by their daughter and son-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Zennith Pasternack, at an anniversary party in
their home on Davis Islands.
Out-of-town guests who came to Tampa for the celebration
included, from Gainesville: Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Pasternack,
Bruce Pasternack and Dana Pasternack; from Fort Lauderdale:
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Levee; from Miami: Mrs. Maime Measer and
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Franco; from St. Petersburg: Dr. Bert
Thorpe; from Seminole: Mr. and Mrs. James Thorpe.
Our heartiest congratulations to the Garbers!
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ellhu Bernstein on the
engagement of their son, Richard, to Linda Buchman, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Buchman of Nashville, Tenn. Linda is
currently working on her master's degree in social work at
Vanderbilt University. Dick, who also resides in Nashville, is
affiliated with the Ball Company of Chicago. An Aug. 19
wedding is planned. The couple will continue to live in Nashville
after they are married.
Debbie and Mike Fisenstadt are the proud parents of a son
born April 17. Keith Alan joins big brother Mike in the Eisen-
stadt household. A bris was held at home attended by grand-
parents Mr. and Mrs. Moses Weissman of Seminole and Mrs.
Weissman's parents (great-grandparents to Keith), Mr. and
Mrs. Emmanuel Ward of St. Pete and grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert Fisenstadt of Columbia, S.C., and Mrs. Eisen-
stadt's father (great-grandfather to Keith), Israel Buckler of
Lincoln, R.I. Godparents are Debbie and Les Rich from Massa-
chusetts. Debbie and Mike Fisenstadt are cousins.
Following the wedding of Harold Cohen and Kathy Doyle, a
dinner reception was held at the Old Swiss House. Dale
Johnson, senior citizen project director at the JCC.sang for the
newlyweds and their guests. Among the guests were Don and
Elaine Cooper and their children, Taron and Mikey, who drove
down from Connecticut for the festivities. Don was formerly the
executive director of the JCC and Federation in Tampa and is
now executive director of the Hartford Jewish Federation. As
Ed Finkelstein said in his toast at the reception, "Harold and
Kathy, may you always multiply and never divide."
Don't miss an evening with the Tampa Bay Bucs being
sponsored by the Hillel School on Sunday, June 3, at the Jewish
Community Center. Overall chairman, Gail Persbes, informed us
that in addition to a delicious spaghetti dinner (which is being
planned by Roger and Sharon Mock and Ed and Jane
Finkelstein), and a "rap session" with some of the football
players (which is being arranged by Jerry and Lynn Brown-
stein), an NFL film about the Bucs will be shown. Also, during
the evening, a raffle ticket will be drawn for the grand prize, a
19" color TV, plus many other smaller prizes. So for a terrific
evening and to help support the Hillel School, come out June 3.
A hearty welcome to Brad Adam Ruffkess, son of Erma and
Skip Ruffkess, who was born April 19.
When the Tampa Bay Art Center and the Tampa Junior
Museum merge to become the Tampa Museum, many of our
friends will be holding key volunteer positions. Arlene Verkauf
will be president of "Friends of the Arts," and Mary Anna
Keshen will be president-elect of this auxiliary organization.
Leslie Osterweil will be museum shop chairman, and Pat Cor-
win, Nancy Segall, and Sara Richter will volunteer their time to
help make the transition an easier one. Hopefully, the Tampa
Museum will be located in their beautiful new downtown, river-
front facility by late summer. The official opening will be in
September, when the museum will present an American show
including crafts, etc., from the middle 1800's the era when
Tampa was founded. We all look forward to enjoying and
supporting this beautiful new cultural facility.
Look for some upcoming articles in the Jewish Floridian of
Tampa by local free-lance writer Elaine Shimberg. Elaine, who
recently had an article published in the March issue of Glamour
magazine, will be a regular contributor to our newspaper. In
addition to being a writer, Elaine is wife to Mandell Shimberg
and mom to Karen, Scott, Betsy, Andy and Michael.
Congregation Kol Ami will hold an auction of general mer-
chandise tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community
Center. Among the items available for purchase is a 5-fbot solid
oak wall unit.
Auction chairman is Mike Eiaenatadt, assisted by Herman
Greenspan, Jerry Posner, Max Miller, Skip Ruffkess. Sharon
Cross and Linda Zalkin.
Following the auction, refreshments will be served.
Recently returning from five days in Las Vegas were Dr.
and Mrs. Bernie Stem. While Bernie was attending a radiology
convention, we're sure that Sharon was getting in a few sets of
tennis. Also, they both thoroughly enjoyed seeing Las Vegas
star-studded shows.
Mrs. Carl Zieloaka and her children. Stephen and Caryn,
just returned from a short visit to Princeton, N.J. They went to
visit Paula's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James
Vink. Paula planned this trip to coincide with her spring
vacation from St. Mary's School where she teaches reading.
Visiting from New York City for a few days were Mr. and
Mra. Brian Brerton. Nancy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Arnold Kotler and granddaughter of Mra. Gretchen Kotler.
Kenny Jacobs, son of Mr. and Mra. Maril Jacobs, spent his
spring vacation visiting cousins in Mexico City and Cuernavaca.
Kenny, who is an eighth grader, stayed with his relatives, Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac Backal, and their son, Ricky.
Also getting away for holidays were Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Pershes and their daughters Sharon, Meryl and Debbie. The
Pershes spent four days in Fort Lauderdale with Paul's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pershes. In addition, Gail's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Ladin, drove up from Miami during one day of their
visit so they could all go to Bahia Mar beach in Fort Lauderdale
Monthly, we plan to wish a happy, happy birthday to all of
our friends who reside at the Jewish Towers. So, much health
and happiness to all of you wonderful people who celebrated
April birthdays:
Mamie Bloxsom, Rose Einstein, Julia Grier, Sadie Gregg,
Fernando Porredon, David Promet, Sid Bleendes, Leo
Dobrovitsky, Ida Goodrich.
Also, Mary Langton, Joe Barrero, Giovani Pensato, Marc
Maseman, Betty Ellman, Rosamand Uretsky, William
Nicholson, Pearl Roeenbaum.
And Mollie Rich, Faye Backman, Helen Lastra, Louise
Campbell, Rafael Guito. Mattie Pinard, Kay Sears. Margurite
Spitz, Annabelle Safier and Mary CiccareUo.
Several hundred people gathered in the Grand Ballroom at
the Host International Hotel last week to attend an appreciation
cocktail reception honoring Sen. Dick and Marlene Stone. Over-
whelmed by the turnout, despite the fact that the elections are
18 months away, Sen. Stone said that he not only loved what he
was doing but hoped he would never have to use the concession
speech he had written and memorized at the time of his last
election. Just a few of those supporters attending the reception
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Cohen, who arranged for the reception;
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Barnett, Mrs. Rhea Cohen Schwartz and
daughter, Cynthia Cohen Wright, visiting from Charleston,
S.C., Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Friedman, Herb Swarzman, Mr. and
Mrs. Stanford Newman, Dr. and Mrs. Carl Zielonka, Nathan
Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kotler, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart
Golding, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Stein, Mr. and Mrs. Maril Jacobs,
Richard Stein, Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Shalett, Mr. and Mra.
Stanley Rosenkranz, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shine, Marty Lev,
Paul Pershes, Mr. and Mrs. B. Terry Aidman, and Lawrence
Inadvertently omitted from the cast of "The Ballet of
Irving Clone" was Marlene Linick in the starring role of Amy I
Peace Party
Set May 6
A Saturday night Peace Party
will kick off the weekend
celebration of Israel's 31st
Anniversary Festival, announced
chairman Alice Rosenthal.
To commemo-
rate the signing
of the peace
treaty between
Israel and
Egypt, the gala
party will feature
dancing, a cater-
ed buffet and
open bar on Sat-
urday, May 6, at
8 p.m. at the
Jewish Com-
munity Center

Neal Kaufman's band "Reflec-
tions" will provide the music.
JCC program vice president
Leslie Balis has charge of
Assisting Alice Rosenthal in
planning the peace party are
Sharon Mock and JCC president
Sara Richter.

Reservations to attend may be
made by calling the JCC.
Senior Women's Physical Fitness Class
A specially designed exercise
class for all women 60 years of
age or older is being offered every
Tuesday and Thursday from 2
until 4 at the Tampa Jewish
Community Center. Classes
began April 24.
The exercise program will
Ex-Guards at Maidanek
Acquitted in Dusseldorf
include individual program plan-
ning, films, health education dis-
cussions, written hand-out in-
formation, aerobic dance calis-
thenics and a complete exercise
program. Beverly Geffon, a
physical education major from
the University of South Florida,
will teach the course. A doctor's
note for each participant
doctor and three former
women guards at the no-
torious Maidanek concen-
tration camp were ac-
quitted by a Dusseldorf
court for lack of positive
identification as the per-
sons involved in the mur-
ders of 250,000 inmates,
most of them Jews, during
World War II. \
Although the verdict was
not unexpected inasmuch
as the prosecutor himself
had recommended ac-
quittal, it touched off a near
riot among spectators in
the courts who overturned
benches and shouted "Nazi
Dr. Heinrich Schmidt, 66, who
had been chargned with selecting
children, sick and elderly inmates
for the gas chambers, and camp
guards Charlotte Mayer, 61, and
Rosa Suess and Hermine
Boettcher, both 60, charged with
assisting in the selection process.
They went on trial almost four
years ago along with nine other
former guards at Maidanek, a
death camp near Lublin, Poland.
Last month, Public Prosecutor
Dieter Ambach called for their
acquittal because the evidence
was "too inexact for a verdict."
The court agreed to separate
proceedings for Schmidt and the
three women. According to
Ambach, surviving Maidanek
inmates from Poland and Israel
who testified were unable to
establish positive identification.
THE TRIAL of the other nine
defendants will continue. One of
them is former Queens housewife
Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan who
was deported from the U.S. four
years ago because she lied about
her Nazi past when applying for
In Israel, Gideon Hausner,
head of the Yad Vashem, said the
trial in Dusseldorf was conducted
in an "insufferable atmosphere"
and that its verdict would now be
used to justify ending the
prosecution of Nazi war criminals
under the statute of limitations
which, unless it is abolished, will
go into effect Jan. 1,1980.
This class was arranged by the
Senior Citizen's Project of the
Jewish Community Center under
a grant from Title 111 of the Older
Americans Act, administered by
the Tampa Bay Regional Plan-
ning Council for HRS in Florida.
There is no charge, but donations
to the Senior Project are always
For further information, call
Sue Treitman, recreation
specialist, or Donna Davis, senior
project coordinator, at the Jewish
Community Center.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, April 27,1979
Latins Fear
1,000 Kidnaped Jews
In Argentina Dead?
officials of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith have
expressed the fear that most of
the more than 1,000 Jews who
have disappeared in Argentina
over the last three years may be
dead. Benjamin Epstein, who
retired recently as the long-time
national director of the AIM., and
Rabbi Morton Rosenthal,
director of the ADL's Latin
American Affairs Department,
said that there was little chance
that those missing for long
periods were alive.
Since a military junta over-
threw the government of Isabella
Peron in March, 1976, some
20,000 Argentinians have dis-
appeared from their homes,
according to Rosenthal. He said
that while some of them were
arrested, most were "kidnapped"
by secret intelligence squads set
up to wipe out leftist guerrillas.
These squads, wearing civilian
clothes and using unmarked cars,
have taken persons from their
homes to interrogation centers or
to several detention camps in the
country where their prisoners are
BODIES HAVE frequently
been found on beaches or on river
banks with heads and hands
severed to prevent identification.
Rosenthal said that while many
of those arrested include people
the government of President
Jorge Videla considers sub-
versive many others are arrested
for no reason other than that they
were the friends of someone who
had been arrested.
"Jews are not specifically
targeted as Jews," Rosenthal
stressed. "However, the security
agents tend to be suspicious of
Jews." The security forces, which
include many Nazis, also treat
Jews worse than other prisoners,
Rosenthal noted. He said
prisoners who are released are
more likely to be non-Jews.
Epstein, who is now executive
vice president of the ADL Foun-
dation, recently visited
Argentina and said what he
found saddest was the families of
the missing people.
They cannot accept the prob-
ability that most of the prisoners
are dead, he said, despite the
evidence of the bodies that have
been found.
to believe strongly that their
children, husband or wife, are
still alive, Epstein said. He said
many Jews told him that the
American Jewish community
could help. They pointed to the
efforts for Soviet Jews, Epstein
noted. Both Epstein and Rosen-
thal said U.S. Jews could help by
writing President Carter, the Ar-
gentine ambassador to the U.S.,
and their Senators and Rep-
They noted efforts have been
made by the State Department,
the ADL and other Jewish
organizations, Catholic and
Protestant groups, and other
international groups concerned
with human rights. The Inter-
American Commission on
Human Rights, an organ of the
Organization of American States,
plans to hold hearings in
Argentina in May.
The DAIA, the representaive
body of Argentine Jewry, has
made appeals for individual
Jews. The most active group in
Argentina is the Permanent
Assembly on Human Rights
among its members.
THERE ARE also Jews
among the "Plaza. Mothers," the
group of women who walk
silently in downtown Buenos
Aires to publicize their missing
sons. Recently, 13 of these
women, including three nuns,
Rosenthal noted that relatives
of prisoners have frequently
turned to the ADL for help. He
said the ADL was able to compile
a list of more than 1.000 Jews
missing through the help of
relatives in Argentina, Israel, the
U.S. and elsewhere.
A group of Argentinians in
Israel asked Rosenthal for help in
finding their missing relatives. In
some cases, the ADL, by making
inquiries to the Argentine
government, has been able to
secure the release of prisoners.
One such case was the Deutsch
family Alejandro, 58; Elena,
57; Susana, 23; Elsa Elisabeth,
29; and Liliana. 19, who were
kidnapped from their home on
Cordoba in 1977 and were freed
after an international campaign
was launched. They are now
living in Los Angeles.
THE MOST celebrated case is
that of Jacobo Timerman, the
editor and publisher of La
Opinion, who is under house
arrest in Buenos Aires but is not
allowed to leave the country,
although the Argentine Supreme
Court has found no grounds for
holding him.
Many believe that Timerman,
who was kidnapped from his
home in April, 1977, would not be
alive if it were not for the inter-
national pressure brought on his
behalf. Rosenthal noted another
case, that of Jaime Lokman, a
Cordoba automobile dealer, who
was taken away on the day of the
coup in 1976 and has not been
heard from since. He is probably
the longest-term Jewish prisoner,
if still alive.
Epstein and Rosenthal noted
that the Argentine government
has gone out of its way to deny it
is anti-Semitic. Videla has even
denied responsibility for the kid-
nappings. Some observers
claimed that each of the three
armed services in Argentina has
its own hit teams.
discovery last January of Elena
Holmberg's body. A diplomat
and close friend of the president,
she was killed six months after
she returned from Paris where
she had been part of the
Argentine government's public
relations campaign to deny
charges of human rights
Many believed she was killed
because she learned something
about one of the generals in the
junta while in Paris.
However, Rosenthal said the
government must take
responsibility for what is hap-
pening in Argentina. He said
while the kidnapping has been
decried, no one has been arrested
for kidnapping.
ROSENTHAL and Epstein
noted that there is some effort
now at controlling kidnappings.
The number decreased in recent
months. But Rosenthal said he
hoped the government would now
identify the prisoners who are
being held in the detention
camps, and that they will either
be released or allowed to exercise
the "option," which all prisoners
held without charge have in
Argentina, of leaving the
Argentina "has great
potential" as a country if it
returns to law and order,
Rosenthal stressed. He said Jews
have been in Argentina a long
time and they can and want to
have a share in helping Argentina
reach its potential.
Yom Hashoa
Ben Greenbaum, president of the Tampa Jewish Federation,
makes a special presentation to Alexander and Amelia Roshn,
who have been honored with a tree in their name at the Avenue
of Righteous Gentiles for taking in three children from the
Warsaw Ghetto.
Photo by Charles Mohn
Seated at the head table, during memorial ceremonies sponsored by the Tampa Jewish
Federation and the National Conference of Christians and Jews are, left to right. Dr. Karl
Richter, main speaker and rabbi emeritus of Michigan City, Ind., and a Holocaust survivor;
Amelia and Alexander Roslan; Rabbi Nathan Bryn of Beth Israel and Ben Greenbaum,
Federation president. Photo by ChariwMohn
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Blood Libel Revived
Arabs Busy in California
The Anti-Defamation League of
li 'iiiii B'rith has expressed
outrage over recent anti-Jewish
incidents at two Southern Cali-
fornia universities. David A.
Lehrer, the ADL Western States
Counsel, said "We filed com-
plaints with the University of
Southern California and with the
University of California, River-
side, regarding the distribution of
inflammatory anti-Jewish tracts
by the Organization of Arab Stu-
dents on both campuses."
He said the ADL requested
that action be taken to prevent
further distribution of a flyer
which states, "Israeli (sic) foods
are mixed with the blood of Arab
children." Lehrer noted that the
ancient charge of the blood libel
has been cast in modern garb by
these latter-day anti-Jewish
"WE ARE not surprised that
the head of the Jewish Student
Union was physically attacked
by Abdullah Soofi, the head of
the Iranian Student Organization
at UC Riverside during the dis-
tribution of these flyers," Lehrer
The ADL also questioned the
failure of the university admin-
istration to punish the attacker
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who was found criminally liable
for this assault.
A similar incident almost oc-
curred at USC where an Arab
student was physically restrained
from attacking a Jewish student
who protested the distribution of
these defamatory tracts, said
THE ADL told administrators
at USC and UC Riverside that, in
its opinion, these flyers were "be-
yond the pale of acceptable poli-
NCJW Group Plans
Night at Jai Aim
Tampa Section National Coun-
cil of Jewish Women (NCJW) has
planned an evening at Jai Alai on
Saturday. May 19 at 7 p.m. The
proceeds of this event will benefit
all of Tampa section's com-
munity service projects.
NCJW volunteers participate
in the Chai-Dial-A-Bus project,
Amblyopia Screening, the
Women's Survival Center and
Tay Sachs Prevention Program.
In addition Tampa Section an-
nually awards scholarships to
three Jewish college students.
deal discourse and should not be
tolerated on a university cam-
In another incident at UC
Riverside, Arab students suc-
cessfully excluded the Jewish
Student Union from participat-
ing in a program on racism, y
claiming that the Union "is pro-
Zionism and Zionism is a form of
racism." The ADL protested this
action to the university's Vice
Chancellor and is awaiting his
Tampa Section invites all Jai
Alai enthusiasts to join them for
dinner and the game of Jai Alai.
Reservations can be made by
calling 884-4617 or 988-2755 by
May 11.
The National Council of Jewish
Women, founded in 1893, is the
oldest national Jewish women s
volunteer organization. Its mem
bers are committed to a broad
program of education, social
action and community service in
the United States and Israel.

Friday, April 27, 1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 7
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cohen are pictured
Nathan Bryn following their wedding April 8.
with Rabbi
Doyle Cohen
The Israeli National Wheelchair Basketball Team will be in Tampa to play an exhibition game
as part of Israel Independence Day festivities. The game will be held at 3 p.m., May 6, at the
Jewish Community Center.
* Wheelchair Basketball Team to
Play Exhibition Game in Tampa
In honor of Israel's 31st Inde-
pendence Day, the Israel Na-
tional Wheelchair Basketball
Team, holders of the World Cup,
(will play an exhibition game
against a combined Florida
wheelchair team on Sunday, May
6 at 3 p.m.
In Tampa to defend their title,
the World Cup Championship
Basketball Team will face con-
tenders for the World Cup for
"979-80 during the week of May
7-14 at Hillsborough Community
College, site of the World Cup
The Israeli team is composed
of 20 athletes, primarily victims
of spinal injuries sustained
during three wars Israel has
fought for its survival since its
establishment in 1948.
The players are drawn from the
Han Sports Center and the Israeli
Defense Forces and are spon-
sored by the Sports Movement
for the Disabled in Israel. The
team's Independence partici-
pation has been arranged bv the
Tampa Jewish Federation.
Alice Rosenthal, chairman of
Israel Independence Day, said:
"We are honored to have these
athletes play in Tampa becausae
they have conquered a severe
handicap to achieve complete
independence and integration in
society. I hope the entire com-
munity will turn out and cheer
them on to victory."
Kathy Martha Doyle and Harold Cohen were married at
Beth Israel Synagogue on April 8. The double ring ceremony
was performed by Rabbi Nathan Bryn. Following the ceremony,
a dinner reception was held at the Old Swiss House.
Kathy, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Doyle, Sr. of
Greenville, S.C., is a registered nurse specializing in hemo-
dialysis at the Bio-Medical Applications Clinic. Harold, the son
of Mrs. Sylvia Cohen of Waterbury, Conn., and the late Maurice
Cohn, is the program director of the Jewish Community Center.
Maid of honor was Mary Doyle of Greenville, sister of the
bride. Best man was Ed Finkelstein, executive director of the
Jewish Community Center.
The bride and groom will be moving to Miami June 1, where
Harold will attend graduate school to obtain his MSW degree.
French Synagogues Ransacked
How to Get Your Medicare Benefits
"Money for Health Care:
Medicare How to Get All Your
Benefits," a special one-hour pro-
gram open to all persons 60 years
and older, will be held Tuesday,
May 1, at 10 a.m. in the Jewish
Community Center Auditorium.
Part of a series on senior health
sponsored by the JCC Senior
Citizens Project, the program is
free, though donations are always
Bay Area Legal Services Sen-
ior Advocates staff has designed
the program, which will examine
how to get the most out of your
Medicare benefits.
synagogues, two in Alsatia and
one in south France, were ran-
sacked over the weekend.
Windows were broken, books and
Torah scrolls thrown on the
ground and swastikas painted on
the walls.
One of the synagogues at
Salestat was ransacked in the
night and the other at Cronen-
bourg, near Strasbourg, the night
AT ANTIBES, in the south of
France, vandals also broke desks,
chairs and ornaments. In all three
cases, the police believe that
right-wing fringe elements are
responsible for the profanations.
Jewish community leaders
openly express anxiety over the
recent increase in anti-Semitic
attacks which included a bomb
explosion at a Jewish student
canteen in Paris last month
causing over 30 casualties.
The Strasbourg community is
organizing a mass demonstration
Saturday to ask for increased
police protection, and in Lyons, a
meeting was to be held on Thurs-
day to protest against the forth-
coming congress in that city of
the extreme right-wing "New
Europe" movement.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday. April
Shafih AlHout
Beirut PLO Director Quits
U.S. After Cancellations
WASHINGTON (JTA) Shafik Al-Hout, the
director of the Beirut operation of the Palestine Liberation
Organization, who had received a "restricted visa" from
the State Department to speak and travel in the United
States, has left the country after canceling meetings in
Al Hout was to have addressed the Chicago Council
on Foreign Relations and meet with editors of the Chicago
Tribune. The Council said that he had sent word to it that
he had been called home while the Tribune said he did not
explain his cancellation of his appointment with the
AL-HOUT HAD met with as yet unidentified groups
at Princeton, Columbia, Harvard and Yale, ostensibly at
their invitations. He also met with reporters at a break-
fast in Washington.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS),
which has jurisdiction over the entry of aliens into the
U.S., said that it granted a waiver for his entry at the
State Department's request. It provided for his entry for
three weeks and he was to come here before Apr. 3.
The INS told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that it
does not keep tabs on visitors and it presumes that they
will "engage in activities indicated with no deviation or
extension of the visit without approval" of the
Washington director of the INS. No such request has been
made, the INS said.
THE INS ALSO said that "once admitted, he was
free to travel wherever he pleased" in the U.S. But
meeting with the Chicago Tribune editors or addressing
the Washington Press Club not to be confused with the
National Press Club which reportedly sought to have
him speak, would have been "deviations" of his visa
conditions, the INS said.
The State Department has repeatedly contended that
Al-Hout is not a terrorist by his own definition and that
he opposed terrorism. However, the Department con-
tinues to refuse to say or indicate what, when or where Al-
Hout said he is opposed to terrorism.
The Double Message
Continued from Page 4
attacked by the Arab world tb an
example of Begins alleged
"intransigence," carries with it
the seeds of a PLO victory. The
need to monitor autonomy at
every level, to establish
modalities which will indeed
grant self-rule but will assure an
Israeli military presence becomes
crucial. The resolution of the
West Bank problem, whether as
an area of Arab-Jewish
cooperation endangering no one,
or as a base for the PLO en-
dangering the stability of Israel,
Jordan, and the whole region, has
yet to be determined.
The double-message: 1)
Autonomy as self-rule for the
Arabs and security for the Jews;
and, 2) Autonomy as the seed of a
PLO state.
IT CAN only be the hope of
Israel and all friends of Israel
that the positive sides of these
double-messages come to pass:
that Sadat will indeed make real
the treaty with Israel irrespective
of the decisions of Arab rejec-
tionists; that the U.S. as a "full
partner" will function as a
constructive factor to encourage
reasonable solutions; that
pragmatism will triumph over
extremist Islamic ideology; that
moderates in the area will
coalesce against radical ex-
pansionism rather than to seek
the counterproductive path of
appeasement; and, that
autonomy will evolve into a
stable self-rule endangering
neither Israel nor Middle East
No Oil for Israel
Norway, UK Say it's 'Private'Matter
(JTA) The governments
of Nprway and Great
Britain, which share oil
from the North Sea fields,
will not ask the controlling
petroleum companies to sell
any of it to Israel, the Em-
bassies of the two countries
made clear to the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.
Inquiries by the JTA followed
reports from Oslo after Vice
President Walter Mondale spoke
there Tuesday that the Nor-
wegian government has ruled
that the North Sea oil is in the
hands of private firms and the
government will not intervene in
its distribution. Earlier, the
British government took a
similar position.
REPORTERS traveling with
Mondale on his Scandinavian
visit noted that Norways fear of
impairing its trade relations with
Arab countries is the reason it is
keeping away from supporting
the U.S. guarantee of oil for 15
years to Israel. This guarantee
stems from Israel's withdrawal
from Sinai and its oil wells there
as a result of the Israeli-Egyptian
peace treaty.
At the Norwegian Embassy,
the JTA was told that during his
talks with Mondale, Norway's
Prime Minister Odvar Nordli said
Norway does not have enough oil
to supply any single country
"that is, Israel."
Later, the Embassy
spokesman added, Norway's
Foreign Minister Knut Fryden-
lund explained that the oil Nor-
way obtains from the Norwegian
continental shelf is distributed in
the international market by
private oil companies.
"IT IS a commercial trans-
action," the spokesman reported
Frydenlund as saying. "The
government cannot impose on oil
companies any restrictions where
they can dispose of their oil." He
said there was "no discussion
about this." The matter "just
came during talks."
Aj the British Embassy, a P
spokesman told the JTA that
Britain's Secretary of State for
Energy Anthony Wedgwood
Benn has pointed out that the
British government does not
control North Sea oU and its
movement to fixed contracts.
"We don't have the power to
stop or divert oil" movement, he
said. Therefore, the "United
Kingdom could not intervene in
contracts between oil producers
and normal customers."
ON HIS arrival in Norway,
Mondale said the U.S. is "not
pressing" any country to help
with oil supplies to Israel. He
added, "We have discussed
informally with other nations
whether in a general way they
would like to help should an
event ever arise when oil is
needed. There has been no
Fedorenko on Grill
Court Hears Plea In Fedorenko Case
Federal Court of Appeals
heard arguments Monday
on a lower court decision
permitting a former Nazi
concentration camp guard
to keep his American
citizenship, even though he
lied to obtain it.
The Department of Jus-
tice agreed to appeal the
ruling in response to an
"urgent request" from the
American Jewish Congress.
Howard M. Squadron,
president of the Congress,
said he was "deeply grati-
fied" by the action of
Solicitor-General Wade
Hampton McCree, Jr. in
deciding to appeal the Dis-
trict Court ruling to the
Circuit Court of Appeals
gress, joined by the Anti-Defa-
mation League of B'nai B'rith,
filed a friend of the court brief
in the appeal. Phil Baum, asso-
ciate executive director of the
American Jewish Congress,
drafted the brief which was also
signed by Arnold Forster and
Jeffrey Sinensky of the ADL.
The former Nazi Feodor
Fedorenko, now a resident of
Miami Beach concealed his
past as a guard in the Nazi death
camp of Treblinka when he
entered the United States in 1949
and when he applied for citizen-
ship in 1970.
At a denaturalization pro-
ceeding last June, Fedorenko
admitted having portrayed
himself as a Polish farmer who
had been forced to work as a
laborer for the Nazis.
BUT HE denied testimony by
six Israeli survivors of Treblinka
that they had seen Fedorenko
torture and shoot prisoners there.
On July 26, 1978, U.S. District
Court Judge Norman C. Roettger
ruled in Fort Lauderdale that
Fedorenko could keep his citizen-
ship. The Immigration and
Naturalization Service, he ruled,
had failed to prove the Ukrainian-
born Fedorenko guilty of having
committed any atrocities.
Judge Roettger also said that
the defendant had lived an exem-
plary life since entering the
United States.
The Jewish organizations'
brief cites documents from the
Nuremburg War Crimes trials
and the Jewish Documentation
Center of Warsaw, Nazi army
records and other sources in
describing the role of con-
centration camp guards in Nazi
Fedorenko worked, camp guards
were selected from among volun-
teers released from their status as
prisoners of war.
"Not only was the defendant
;nlikely to have been involun-
tarily coerced into such duty but
because of his ethnic background
he was eligible for early release
and return home," the brief
Concentration camp guards
were also eligible for advance-
ment in rank if they showed
"industry and enterprise in the
business of the concentration
camps the persecution and
exploitation of helpless
minorities considered by the
Nazis to be 'criminal and sub-
versive,' the brief says, adding:
"NO ONE who experienced the
agony of the camps has failed to
observe the readiness of the
guards, thus motivated, to carry
out their mission of persecution
with thoroughness and
The AJCongre88-ADL brief
rejects the District Court
judgment that Fedorenko
deserved consideration because
he was "an excellent worker who
did not speak unkindly of
anyone." The brief continues:
"It is hardly surprising that an
alien who gained entry by
deliberate misrepresentations
would be scrupulously careful
during his subsequent residency
in the U.S. to shun anything that
might bring him public notice.
Indeed, every individual now in
this country whom there may be
reason to suspect of complicity in
war crimes has comported
himself while in the U.S. with
extreme circumspection.
"This is surely not the kind of
conduct that deserves to be
rewarded by exemption from the
requirements of law.
pp* f
"The Immigration Service was
not disposed to excuse
Fedorenko's past conduct abroad
merely because he has been in
quiet residence since the time of
his entry, and indeed we submit
there would be no statutory basis
for its doing so."
THE BRIEF also states that
Judge Roettger "directly contra-
vened the canons of judicial
ethics by criticizing the
credibility of the government's
witnesses to the press while the
trial was in progress." The brief
cites a press conference held by
the lower court judge during
which he commented "on matters
central and germane to the pro-
ceedings," adding:
"His conduct constituted gross
judicial impropriety which we-
submit constitutes at the very '
least grounds for vacating the
court's judgment and ordering a
new trial."
The brief concludes:
"Humanity cannot come to terms
with the Holocaust until it not
only acknowledges that the event
occurred but confronts the
precise manner in which it oc-
curred. The possibility of under-
standing and final reconciliation
is at the very least impeded by
the recasting of events implicit in
the District Court's judgment.
"Retribution may not be an
appropriate or congenial ob-
jective of society, but ac-
countability assuredly is. Our
social order is dependent upon,
reciprocal and indefensible ac-'
countability. It is the concept at
the heart of our law. And it is in
this sense that history, law and
principle conjoin to require
reversal of the judgment below." T

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o Mind liii
Ibig's Three Circles of Strategy
itinued from Page 4
not the Draconian
of frank Russian anti-
. The results will be the
Israel victimized.
\, of course, it makes a vast
jice as to who can claim
for the achievement. The
know that, in this, they
st a major round, but we
rt rub it in. And anyway,
by no means ready to
le the game. There are
ricks ahead, and it is these
Jrzezinski has in mind.
example, when Israel
loses the autonomy
gle. that does not necea-
[mean the triumph of Yasir
. f), both of whom Egypt's
Sadat fears and despises
eh as do the Israelis.
IS MAY be good enough
i for, say, the State Depart -
[to seek alternate solutions
"Palestine problem,"
cularly because their
al clients want one. But
Arafat nor Habash nor
their prototypes will give
tt because Egypt and Israel
Dt be counted on to deal
them. At the
time Moscow may be
ded upon to make sure that
[do not give up precisely
i they suit neither party to
new peace," nor the U.S.,
struggle in Lebanon
with the thinly disguised
pro-Soviet role in it,
ts to that. So do the
pting PLO terrorist forays
(Israel from Jordan, whose
Hussein for a third time
[the 1967 war is choosing the
side with which to align
sn there is Iraq, different
say, Libya, but which one
rfinds it hard to conceive of as
pccepting the Brzezinski-de-
Middle East detente no
matter how miniscule Israel is
made as a consequence of it. The
part Moscow wdl play in this
grand refusal is no insignificant
AND FINALLY, if only to
mention a third condition of
Middle Eastern reapolitik to
match Brzezinski's own three
concentric circles, the political
realignment in Saudi Arabia
today anticipates one of the
west's greatest fears: a revo-
lution in that country along the
lines of the revolution in Iran.
While Iran's large and power-
ful middle class created a vacuum
against Marxist enterprise into
which the Khomeini religious
forces could burst to seize the
reins of power, no such middle
class exists in Saudi Arabia, and
therefore no such immunity
against a Marxist takeover.
To forestall a possibility in
which Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria
and a new Syria-Lebanon entity
would emerge to destroy the
Middle East detente created at
Camp David, the third Brzezinski
circle has been hand-crafted, or so
the strategy goes, to invite the
Soviets back into the fold as a
"guardian-partner" in the
detente precisely as if there had
been another Geneva on Soviet-
Arab terms, and with nothing
lost to Moscow except perhaps a
bit of face which the Soviets can
easily retrieve by rewriting the
history hooka.
IT IS NOT unrealistic to
assume that the bait is made
more tempting by our own
struggle with Moscow over
detente in Europe and the
signing of a new SALT agree-
ment. Dealing from the bottom of
that deck of cards is by now so
customary that one more time
can hardly matter.
The stunning announcement
last week that Leonid Brezhnev
had commuted the sentences of
five Jewish refuseniks and or-
dered the processing of their exit
visas as quickly as possible
shows that the wind is surely
blowing in such a way as to give
the Brzezinski theoreticians
But neither men nor their
countries die without gasping. To
counteract Brzezinski's three
circles, a Dantesque nether-world
ot hellish inevitability for Israel,
but without Dante's Paradise of
salvation, there is some evidence
these days that Israel is playing a
game of her own: the China card.
For more on this, next
week .
Reward for Info About Amin
TEL AVIV (JTA) A reward for information
leading to the arrest of deposed President Idi Amin of
Uganda was offered by the family of Dora Bloch. The
elderly British-Israeli woman was killed in Kampala,
Uganda, after an Israeli commando team freed more than
100 hostages July 3, 197G, including dozens of Israelis
who were being held by Palestinian terrorists at Entebbe
Airport after they hijacked an Air France airliner.
IN LONDON, British MP Greville Janner, a close
friend of the Bloch family, said the reward would be sub-
stantial, but he declined to give a figure.
Hussein's Brother Hassan
Unhappy Over Policy
A surge of political ten-
sion, punctuated by
violence and suspected as-
sassinations and attempted
assassinations, is reported
from Jordan.
The tension is believed to
stem from a deep division
of opinion between King
Hussein and his heir ap-
parent and brother, Crown
Prince Hassan, regarding
Jordan's steady drift
towards the rejectionist
group of Arab states led by
Iraq and Syria.
pushing in this direction ever
since Camp David, Hassan is
growing more and more unhappy
with it and he is supported by
significant sections of the officer
corps and of the Jordanian in-
digenous (as opposed to Pales-
tinian) elite.
Clashes on Amman Univer-
sity's campus recently between
Palestinian and other students
are explained as a reflection of
the tension in the governing
Haaretz led off its front page
with a report compiled by Arab
affairs monitor Oded Zarai of the
various stories and rumors of
growing unrest in the Hashemite
The Haaretz headline said the
U.S. was planning for the
evacuation of American citizens
and companies from Jordan.
THE STORY itself reported
that the U.S. Embassy in
Amman had been angrily ques-
tioned about this by the Jor-
danian government and had
responded that the contingency
plans were merely routine and
were not connected to any
particular political situation.
The Haaretz report cited
Jordanians visiting the West
Bank, and West Bankers known
for their close ties with the royal
house, to authenticate the signs
of tension in the neighboring
A group of prominent West
Bankers protested to Amman
last week at the method by which
police had broken up the campus
demonstrations apparently
because injuries were sustained
by Palestinian students.
JORDANIAN travelers re-
ported that prices on the Amman
stock exchange were falling and
that key families involved in
commerce were moving funds out
of the country.
Meanwhile, the not-entirely-re-
liable Phalangist radio station in
Lebanon has reported that a
Palestinian aeronautical engineer
had been arrested in Jordan on
suspicion of trying to plant a
bomb aboard the King's plane as
it was about to fry Hussein to
Vienna. As a result, security had
been tightened on all Alia Airline
flights, the radio said.
The Haaretz report also
discussed two mysterious ac-
cidents in Amman in which high-
level political allies of Hassan
had met an untimely death. In
one, Sherif Nasser Ben-Jamil, an
uncle of the King, and passionate
foe of the PLO, lost control of his
car and crashed to his death.
"There are rumors rife in court
circles," according to the report,
"that the car was tampered
IN THE other incident, the
chief of internal security, another
close supporter of Hassan, was
killed at Amman Airport on his
return from Qatar. A brief official
statement said only that his car
had collided with another vehicle.
There has also been a spate of
explosions in Amman in recent
weeks. which government
authorities there have attributed
to "Zionist agents."
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, April 27,1979 ^
Ghetto Uprising
It Was a Glorious
Moment of Heroism
Jewish determination that the
world should never forget, that it
should take the responsibility of
learning about the Holocaust
reached President Carter, who
found it appropriate to recom-
mend to Congress to decree that
the 2Hlh and the 29th of April as
a nationwide commemoration of
the six-million who perished in
the Holocaust, together with the
anniversary of American libera-
tion of survivors from Nazi con-
centration camps. This weekend,
Israeli and American flags at
half-mast will mourn together.
The story of the Holocaust is a
grim one. Oswiecem, a Polish
(own wesl of Cracow, was the site
of an experimental gassing
station started by the Hitler
regime. In September. 1941,
when Germany seemed to have
brought the entire world to its
knees, she started to depopulate
nationalities other than
JEWS WERE considered the
most dangerous minority and
greatest enemy of the totalitarian
Hitler regime. The construction
company. Toff and Stone, an-
nounced the completion of the
first two crematoria, to be fol-
lowed by two much larger in-
Thirty-six years ago. on the
first night of Passover, the Jews
of the Warsaw Ghetto got word
that the Nazis were ready to
complete their total annihilation
Joseph P. Zuckerman is a
noted Labor Zionist. A former
columnist for 'The Jewish
Day,' he was the first editor of
the yearbook, 'Who's Who in
Jewish Life,' and co-editor of a
New York trade journal. He
has served as a national
representative of the Farband
Labor Zionist Alliance.
of the surviving Jews. They
would not be deceived any longer
into thinking that they were
being transported to work camps.
After they heard the reports from
escaped grave-diggers about the
murders that were being carried
out by gas, scalding, electric
shock," and .lews actually being
buried alive, the surviving Jews
finally learned the truth about
the disappearance of their
beloved ones.
The shocking realization of the
gruesome truth prepared the
Jews for a final stand. Their reac-
tion to the mass murder at the
hands of the Hitler regime had to
find a channel of expression. The
last group of Jews, standing on
the threshold of destruction,
facing the gigantic German war
machine, as well as the Ukrainian
murderers and the Polish police,
decided to fight.
even children, the sick and weak,
now offered physical resistance.
The living dead at Buchenwald: April, 1945. (Margaret Bourke-Whitephoto)
and were galvanized into per-
forming heroic exploits. The
decision of the Jews was to at-
tack the enemy with whatever
weapons were available. "No
submission!" was the Jewish cry.
F.very threshold of the Ghetto
was converted into a fortress.
The young and the sick fought
bravely against the German
artillery. Machine guns they
captured from the SS were turned
against the Germans. The crv
Tampa Hadassah Stages Donor Luncheon
Tampa Chapter of Hadassah held its first day-
time Donor event on April 25. The 'Tree of Life"
luncheon at the Host International Hotel was for
donors giving a minimum of $60 toward Tampa's
local quota of $40,000.
Sandy Pegler and Val Wilen9ky were co-
chairmen of the day. Decoration chairman was
Lorayne Pegler. Members Sue Oster and Nancy
Linsky helped model the Lillie Rubin fashions.
rang tragically loud. "We shall
avenge the crimes committed in
Auschwitz. Treblinka. Belshetz.
and Madinek."
The Jews knew that they were
destined to die. They knew it was
impossible to win a battle with-
out adequate weapons, without
lhe world's support and without
bread. Nevertheless, in their
brave stand, they killed hundreds
of Germans.
THE SS generals, after a 26-
day Ghello battle, realized that
they were confronted with fight-
ing Jews who could no longer be
deceived and led to the slaughter.
so they adopted a new incendiary
The Jews now clambered up to
high places, concealing them-
selves amidst the rubble. From
there, they ambushed Germans
with grenades and Molotov cock-
tails. The Germans swiftly
decided that even with all their
modern weapons it would be hard
to overcome the heroic Jewish re-
sistance. Some SS generals com-
plained, "It is harder to conquer
the Jewish Ghetto than it was to
conquer the well-fortified Polish
capital of Warsaw."
From burning houses, Jews
fought to the last man, leaping
from upper stories with gasoline
bodies in their hands, thus
making themselves human incen-
diary bombs. Jewish agony was
indescribable, but Jewish
herosim will remain in history
along with the Maccabees. Close
to sixty-thousand Jews perished
in the final battle, but the Nazis
paid for their vistory with thou-
sands of dead and wounded of
their own, and this heroic stand
was revealed to the entire world.
THE LONG tradition of Jew-
ish martyrdom produced the
heroic struggle of the Warsaw
Ghetto. This was not the first
resistance that the Jews offered
against the Nazi beasts. The
Jews had previously demon-
strated various means of resis-
stance: however, the cruel decep-
Lion practiced by the Nazis had
been the weakness of the Jewish
people, who believed that they
would return from Germany after
the war ended, as occurred after
World War 1.
When the facts of complete .
annihilal Ion were established, the
fight was on to a finish. Some
Jews had escaped through the
flames into the forest to join the
partisans. The majority of the
remaining fighters eventually
perished, and the Warsaw
uprising rame to an end. The
destruction left heaps of rubble of
all the brick buildings, and the ^
deeply wounded hearts of Jews
throughout I be world. The Polish
population witnessed the martyr-
dom of those whose blood soaked I
the Polish earth as they watched.
The Polish population saw babies
sucking the breast of their long
dead mothers. Not a word was
Time has dimmed the memory
of these atrocities for many
people, but not for the Jews. The
watchword of the Jews through-
out the world has been to live
with honor or die with honor.
THE ECHO lingers in every
decent person's ear. The struggle
was no in vain. It served the Jews
and the humanitarians as a re-
minder that too many of the free
democratic world turned a deaf
ear to its most earnest defender
of democracy.
The symbol of Jewish deter-
mination created a new cultural
consciousness of great spirit, and
the world shall never forget. The
strength of the Jews throughout
the world is now embodied in the
great defenders of a democratic
Israel The Holocaust of six-
million Jews and their martyr-
dom will be remembered by
untold generations to come. The
memory of those who perished
will he kept alive in Holiness for-
Looking over th* fashions at LMi* Rubin's for the Hadassah donor lunchson wsrs Val
Wilmnshv. co-chairman: Nancv Linshv. modml- and ffandv Pselsr. co-chairman. Photo by aarits*ohn

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Women Behind Bars
Double Jeopardy for Jewish Inmates
I Jewish inmates in the only
Hson for women in New York
tat<. the Bedford Hills
jrrectional Facility total
Even out of a prison of 450, the
fcst Ix'ing non-Jewish whites and
.inly Blacks, according to a
fcort by the executive editor of
tilith, a quarterly publication
Iganized by Jewish women
Ihich was named for the
Igendary predecessor of Eve
Ko insisted on equality with
Susan Weidman Schneider
tported that on a recent visit,
^companied by a photographer,
larilynne Herbert, she learned
I the number of Jewish inmates.
|he said that there might be
closet inmate" Jewish prisoners
jt that she was very skeptical
jout that possibility.
FOUR OF the seven are
Brving sentences under the
dmittedly Draconian drug
Ifense law pushed through the
jew York legislature by the late
lelson Rockefeller, when he was
-Dvernor, sentences which the
{-esent governor, Hugh Carey, is
eginning to review and reduce.
The other three were sentenced
>n charges of conspiracy to
jommit murder, fraud, and
homicide. The conspiracy inmate
Las released, after the Schneider
fisit.on parole.
While visitors are not per-
litted to visit inmates in their
luartara, the Lilith editor
ported she had learned that
:ich prisoner has her own small
pom with a bed. a locker, a small
fct^litstand, wall hooks, a toilet
\\u\ a coldwater sink.
lour to each room has a window,
in 1 hal i he prisoner maydraw the
Lrtain on the inside for privacy.
>iib is similar to that of
vilians, each prisoner being
: --i\ blouses at a time from
Irison supplies, plus trousers and
it her garments.
Nail polish, lipstick and other
toiletries can be bought at the
prison commissary, along with
ftunafish at a dollar a can, and
Mini packaged fdstuffs. The
Inmates may spend $45 in prison
chils, every two weeks, from
|ncome earned in prison ranging
rom '25 cents to $1.25 per day.
hits are the currency because
prisoners may not carry cash.
cope with
"elite and
Schneider reported that almost
all the Jewish prisoners "ex-
pressed their Jewish identity
openly and claimed to feel a sense
of kinship with one another that
helps to make their time in prison
a bit more bearable.
AS JEWS, she said, the in-
mates see themselves "as a
double minority in the prison:
white and non-Christian. As
Jews, they face almost certain
anti-Semitism from many other
prisoners, which at its mildest
takes the form of
information about
They must also
being seen as an
moneyed white group" by most
of the other prisoners, who are
Black, "another form of anti-
Schneider reported that, even
in the prison, "there is a Jewish
women's community." The
women can and do meet as a craft
or discussion group one morning
a week. Three women from the
Bet Torah Congregation in
nearby Mount Kisco bring
materials and instruction for the
crafts program. Individual in-
mates are free to meet with the
Jewish chaplain, Rabbi Ya'acov
Rone of Bet Torah, for private
talks or counseling.
RABBI RONE also comes to
Bedford prison to help celebrate
most Jewish holidays. Editor
Schneider said he presided at a
Seder in the prison last Passover.
The rabbi is not at the prison for
the Sabbath, but he makes
candles available for the women
who want to go to the chaplain's
office on Friday afternoons to
light them.
lie -also provides memorial
randies The Bet Torah cantor
visils the prison to lead B Weekly
evening discussion with the
women prisoners on Jewish
The visits, the candlelfghting
and the holiday celebrations take
place in the small chaplain's
office or at a slightly larger at-
tached office which is part of the
prison chaplaincy facilities.
Karen Ramos, 36, described
the impact of prison life on a
Jewish woman who, Schneider
suggested, probably would not be
in the prison were it not for the
state's severe drug law.
Israel Retaliates Against Raids
As Peace Treaty Ratified
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terrorists locked themselves into
the shelter with the hostages and
[then escaped through an
[emergency hatch toward the sea.
It was there that an army
peach patrol shot it out with the
terrorists, killing one more ter-
Irorist and capturing the
[remaining two.
ACCORDING to official
Israeli statistics, the attack was
the seventh penetration by ter-
rorists into Israeli territory this
Israel was quick to retaliate on
[Monday. Israeli gunboats bom-
Ibarded Palestinian terrorist
naval bases in northern Lebanon.
[Presumable target was the camp
t Nahr El-Berd, north of Tripoli.
Two other retaliatory raids
om the sea followed thereafter
the midst of which Prime
linister Menachem Begin at-
ended the funeral of Danny
laran and his daughters, one of
Irhom was accidentally sui-
cated by his wife who tried to
event her from crying out from
ieir place of hiding.
At the funeral, Begin declared
fiat the Devil had not yet
evised proper punishment for
Madeleine and Shari console fellow inmate
Ramos said there was a "tre-
mendous culture shock" in
coming to the prison society,
adding she had known Blacks
"on the outside" but "never in
such numbers."
SHE SAID that "when Blacks
began to talk to me about slavery
and white oppression, I tried to
explain my position as a Jew"
and that "I consider Jews op-
pressed people," a stance which
apparently had little effect on the
anti-Semitic stereotypes of her
Black fellow-inmates.
She works in the prison law
library and was instrumental in
setting up the Committee
Against Life for Drugs, ex-
plaining she intended to make
law reform her career both in
prison and aft er she gets out.
Madeleine Pinelta. 36, has
been serving since 1970 a 25-year
to life term as a first offender
accused of "owning and wiling
cocaine," a charge Schneider said
she denied, adding that, at most,
she was only a facilitator in
allowing her home to be used in a
cocaine sale but that she could
not say anything in court to save
herself from conviction.
She wears a small gold Mogen
David on a chain around her neck
despite prison rules that jewelry
must be hidden under a shirt.
ONE OF the painful anxieties
of the women prisoners who are
mothers is what to do about their
children. When Madeleine was
first imprisoned, her baby was
two months old; her daughter,
one year; and her son, four. After
her husband deserted her, her
mother began caring for the
Lack of privacy hurts, the
prisoners said. Shari. 25, con-
victod oi conspiracy to murder
and later released on parole, was
so terrified by the prison at-
mosphere that she managed for
ten months to stay in the hospital
Schneider reported "total
agreement" among the Jewish
prisoners on the problems they
face in an overwhelmingly Black
and Christian atmosphere "If
you are a Jew in jail, you're
treated worse by the guards
and by the prisoners. They think
that if you are Jewish you must
have money, and you must think
you are better" than the other
ONE OF the women said the
Jewish prisoners feel they have
had to struggle 'even to get
adequate Jewish programs." She
said she herself did not know
there were Jewish services at
first, adding "memos didn't
reach the Jewish residents. The
administration cooperates with
sending them but the officers
intercept them."
The editor also reported
learning that some prisoners are
told by others, when they enter,
to sign up as Jewish "because the
rumor is that the Jewish
prisoners have better activities.
Many non-Jews came to Jewish
events because it was a way of
getting out of assign ments.''
One Jewish inmate reported
she could not watch the
Holocaust series on TV last April
because she was the only Jewish
woman on her floor. There is only
one TV set on each floor "and a
group of regulars controls it.
They'd say things if I asked to
watch and I'd get mad and it
wasn't worth the conflict."
THE EDITOR said that one of
the purposes of her visit was to
inform Jewish women "they have
sisters behind bars" and to
suggest to sisterhoods through-
out the nation they should find
out whether there are Jewish
inmates in prisons in their areas
and act to help them
Southern Israelite
In Flood
Jewish Families Left Homeless
those guilty of murdering
children, but that "the blood will
be on their heads."
IN BEIRUT, where members
of the Palestine Liberation Front
took "credit" for the attack on
Nahariya, Palestinian spokesmen
said the Israelis shelled a refugee
camp, destroying three homes
and "wounding 10 women and
The most recent before that
occurred some two weeks ago,
when six Palestinians and one
Israeli soldier were killed in a
battle near the Israeli village of
Zaris on the Lebanese frontier.
Prime Minister Menachem
Begin promptly called Cairo on
the newly-established hotline be-
tween the two capital cities to
inform President Anwar Sadat of
the postponement of Defense
Minister Weizman's trip. Sadat
is reported to have expressed
sorrow over the deaths of the
But Sadat later condemned the
retaliations, expressing his
sadness that there were deaths on
both sides and declaring that
only a "comprehensive settle-
ment" of the Israel-Arab problem
would put an end to the warfare
and terrorism.
About 20 to 25 Jewish families
are among the 17,000 people that
have been left homeless by the
flooding that has devastated
Jackson, Miss., the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency learned in a tele-
phone call to the Mississippi
slate capital. No fatalities have
been rejiorted from the flooding.
Erik Hearon, chairman of the
local chapter of the Anti-Defama-
tion league of B'nai B'rith, told
the JTA that most of Jackson's
250 Jewish families lived in the
northeast part of town, the sec-
tion hardest hit by the flooding.
SAID the families that
were evacuated had large
amounts of water in their homes
and said the damage individual
families suffered ranged from
$5,000 to $100,000.
made inaccessible earlier by
flood in g of the roads leading to it.
HE SAID the temple had a
kindergarten which has not been
operating and which will be used
as a day care center for children
of parents who will be busy
during the mopping up opera-
In Washington, B'nai B'rith
International sent a check of
$1,000 to its Manassah Lodge in
Jackson. Another check for $850
was sent by B'nai B'rith District
7 which includes Mississippi.
B'nai B'rith Executive Vice
President Daniel Thursz said the
money "would be used to
complement the services being
rendered by other agencies such
as the Red Cross and the Salva-
tion Armyl' which are taking care
of those driven from their homes.
President Carter has declared
Mississippi a disaster area, and
two disaster assistance centers
opened in Jackson to begin
accepting applications from
storm victims seeking federal
loans, grants and other aids.
Danks has estimated damage as
more than $500 million. The state
of emergency was declared the
day after 10 inches of rain fell on
Jackson and nearly twice as
much along the river north of the
city. The river continued to rise
until it reached 43.2 feet. The
previous high was 37.5 feet in
1902. Some 750 National Guards-
men were sent to Jackson, most
patrolling the streets, but others
helping residents stack sandbags
to shore up the levees along the
Pearl River to prevent them from
About four or five businesses
owned by Jews were wiped out,
Hearon said. As an example, he
noted one furniture store had
water to its ceiling ruining its
entire stock.
Chinese Student Wins Contest
For Jewish Heritage Poster
NEW YORK (JTA) A ie-year-old Chinese-
American student at the High School of Art and Design,
Steven Chang, submitted the design that was selected for
this year's Jewish Heritage Week poster. He portrayed a
Star of David through which black and white hands are
clasped, surrounded by an olive branch.
The other entries submitted by students of various
ethnic backgrounds Dominican, Haitian, Puerto Rican,
and Black were of exceptional quality,.according to
city and low-lying areas of the Attorney General Robert Abrams, chairman of the Jewish
Heritage Week Advisory Council, "making the choice
from among the excellent entries most difficult."
All of the final entries will be put on display at City
Hall and Hall of the Board of Education during Jewish
Heritage Week, Apr. 30 to May 4, and will later tour the
Hearon said the Pearl River
crested at 43.2 feet, more than 25
feet above flood stage. It has
begun to recede, he said. While
northeast Jackson was hardest
hit, the flood also covered parts
of busy Interstate 55 around the
the city. The flood has also en-
dangered areas south of Jackson
and across the river in Alabama.
Hearon was reached at Temple
Beth Israel, the city's only syna-
gogue, which he said had been

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