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]
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April 18, 1980
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
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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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Volume 2- Number 16
Off Tampa
Tampa, Florida Friday, April 18,1980
Fnd Shochu
Price 35 Cento
Campaign Telethons Set Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories
For Next Two Weeks
The Tampa Jewish
Federation / UJA 1980 Cam-
paign will sponsor telethons for
the next two weeks in an attempt
to reach previous contributors
not yet contacted this year and
potential new contributors to the
According to Michael L.
Levine. mmpaign chairman, the
1980 campaign has realized over
i $670.<>O. "We know of over
I $100,000 remaining in 1979 card
values, and we also recognize the
potential of bringing in hundreds
of new contributors. Each of us
has a responsibility to provide'for
Jewish needs in our community
and in Israel. While dollars are
important, equally important is
the total number of contributors
to the campaign. There is
strength in numbers and there is
strength in unity. Our Telethon
program will provide us with an
opportunity to reach a maximum
number of Tampa residents,"
Levine concluded.
Campaign leadership, com-
munity leadership and agency
board members have been invited
to participate in the telethon. The
telethons will be held at the
Jewish Community Center
beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday,
April 20, continuing on April 21,
22,23,28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Egyptian Resolution
Could Jeopardize
Autonomy Talks
The World War II horror that
resulted in the extermination of
two out of every three European
Jews is examined on Channel 16's
talk show "Just Between Us,"
Wednesday, April 23, at 9 p.m.
and repeating Thursday, April
24, at noon.
In this special program, titled
"The Holocaust. A Need to
Remember," host Joyce Hart-
mann introduces four survivors
of the Nazi terror, each with his
or her own unique story.
Judith Pressman graducated
from law school in Poland in
1939. Because she was judged
"young and strong" by her Nazi
captors, she was spared the gas
chamber and allowed to work in
several different concentration
Alex Roslan, a non-Jew, saved
the lives of two young Jewish
brothers. At great risk to his own
family, Roslan and his wife,
Amelia, managed to smuggle the
boys into their home and keep
their identities secret until the
war ended. The Roslans were
honored by the Tampa Jewish
community during last year's
Holocaust Memorial Service.
Dr. Hans Juergensen was one
of 14 boys shipped out of Ger-
many shortly after Hitler came to
power. His escape was sponsored
by the first Children's Transport
to America project which worked
to save the lives of gifted young
Cantor William Hauben owes
his survival to his musical talent.
He closes the program by singing
the traditional prayer for the
Jews who perished in the
All featured guests now reside
in the Tampa Bay area. Mrs.
Pressman lives in Tampa with
her husband; the Roslans
emigrated to New Port Richey
after the war; Dr. Juergensen is a
professor of humanities at the
University of South Florida and
Cantor Hauben has been musical
director at Congregation Rodeph
Sholom in Tampa for the past 11
Included in the program is
graphic film footage showing the
tragedy and horror that the Jews
endured in Europe while the
Nazis were in power.
Today in Israel, there is a stone
monument, Yad Vashem, which
houses an eternal flame a
memorial to the millions who
died. The floor is a mosaic
composed of 6 million pieces of
stone, each signifying a life that
was lost.
In 1978, the first International
Conference on the Holocaust
convened in Philadelphia. The
conference, .attended by Jews and
non-Jews, defined some of the
lessons that could be learned
from the terrivel period known as
the Holocaust. The question of
evil raised by the Holocaust are
now recognized as human, and
not only Jewish, issues.
Israeli Independence Day Celebration
Israel has taken a "very
serious" view of the reso-
lution adopted by the
Egyptian pAflfaiuent de-
claring EuaT SWUsalem to
be part of the West Bank.
Political sources here said it
did not contribute to the
peace process and could
jeopardize the autonomy
The resolution, adopted unani-
mously by the People's Council in
Cairo, called for the participation
by East Jerusalem residents in
the elections for an adminis-
trative council that would be the
self-governing authority on the
West Bank under the autonomy
plan. It also proposed that the
council have its seat in East
Jerusalem. It declared "null and
void" all measures taken by
Israel to change the demographic
composition of East Jerusalem
which it annexed in 1967.
Begin was reportedly consulting
with Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir on an appropriate re-
action to the Egyptian
resolution. One proposal is a
unanimous statement by the
Knesset, supported by the
coalition and opposition factions,
reaffirming the status of Jeru-
salem as an undivided city and
the capital of Israel.
Labor Party chairman Shimon
Peres sharply criticized the
Egyptian action. He said it
contradicted the Camp David
accords and that he could not
understand why such a resolution
was initiated by the Egyptians
on the eve of President Anwar
Sadat's trip to Washington to
meet with President Carter and
Begins meeting with Carter.
The Egyptian motivation was
a source of speculation Some
Israeli circles saw it as an at-
tempt to bring the subject of
Jerusalem's future status into
the autonomy talks through the
"back door." Israel has made it
clear that it will not discuss
Jerusalem in any context.
ANOTHER possibility, ac-
cording to Israeli observers, is
that the resolution was intended
to counter the growing op-
position in Egypt to the normal-
ization process with Israel and to
raise tensions between Egypt and
Israel on the eve of the Washing-
ton talks.
The final plans for the
celebration of the 32nd an-
niversary of the founding of the
State of Israel have been made
for the weekend of April 26 and
The weekend celebration
begins at 8 p.m., April 26, at the
Tampa Jewish Community
Center, when Kinneret, a Jewish
music group from New York
entertains. The evening also will
be highlighted by the reading of
the winning essays written by
school-age children. The theme of
the essay contest is "What Does
it Mean to be a Jew in America
Today?" Both events will take
place at the JCC.
The big event of the weekend
will be held April 27, beginning
with a "Scroll Run" from Tampa
International Airport to Temple
Schaarai Zedek. The run begins
at 10:30 a.m. All runners in the
Tampa Bay area taking part in
the run should be at the Tampa
Jewish Community Center by 9
a.m. The run is in three or seven
and one-half mile segements.
At Temple Schaarai Zedek, the
runners will join with people
taking part in the annual
Solidarity Walk, demonstrating
their support for freedom and
independence everywhere. The
Solidarity Walk will make its
way from the temple to the
Jewish Community Center,
where at noon, more fun will get
The Center will be transformed
into a typical Israeli cafe, bazaar
and nightclub- The Israeli cafe
will be staffed by three men from
Israel, preparing and selling
authentic Israeli dishes. The
bazaar will feature many
products from Israel that will be
on sale, and in the nightclub
Corey Zimmerman will entertain
with guitar music.
There will be Israeli dancing by
the B'nai B'rith Girls and Temple
Schaarai Zedek Youth. The
Towerettes Singing Troupe also
will put on a performance. The
JCC School of Music will put on a
Jewish students from the
Chabad House USF wfll have a
replica of the Western Wall at the
Center, and visitors to the
Independence Day celebration
will be able to put messages and
prayers in the Wall. They will be
carried to Israel at a later date.
Students from Hillel USF will
be conducting a book fair, and
will have books covering a wide
variety of Jewish topics on sale.
El Al Airlines, the official airline
of Israel, will have a booth with
information about Israel, and the
Tampa Jewish Social Services
will provide information on the
current state of Jewry in the
Soviet Union.
Along with the Soviet Jewry
information booth, Tampa
Jewish Social Services will
sponsor the Southwest Florida
Mobile Bloodbank, giving
members of the community an
opportunity to donate a pint of
Senior citizens also will be
taking part in the celebration.
They will have many of their
handicrafts and artworks on
display and many items will be
for sale. Israeli art, provided by
Cheryl Rosenburg of Arty Party,
will also be available for pur-
Family Fun Day Open House
Family Fun Day "Open
House" is a day in which the
Jewish Community Center opens
its doors and welcomes the entire
Jewish Community. The purpose
of this day is to acquaint people
A New Perspective in Jewish Music
First there was the Chassidic
Music Festival, delighting the
audience with their unique style
of religious music. Now, straight
bom New York, it's Kinneret,
presenting a new perspective in
Jewish music to delight the many
Pople expected to be on hand for
the Israeli Independence Day
Celebration, April 26.
Darleen Kummer Reuben,
Rabbi Steve Reuben, Steve
Puzarene and Charles Fishman
blend together Jewish liturgy
end modren music and jazz.
Wherever they have performed,
audiences have been inspired and
The group appeals to all
branches of Judsism, snd they
have performed in the Jewish
Arts Festival on Long Island,
N.Y., with Theodore Bikel and
the Bat Kol dancers.
Kinneret will help open the
Israeli Independence Day
celebration in Tampa, April 26, at
I 8 p.m., at the Jewish Community
Steve Puzsrne will perform on
the acoustic guitar, baas guitar,
flute and saxophone, and Darleen
Kummer Reuben accompanies
the group with tambourine,
finger cymbals and a beautiful
voice that is featured in both
harmony and in solos. Rabbi
Steve Reuben plays the guitar,
mandolin, piano and vibraharp,
as well as functioning as the
group's singer, composer and
arranger. Charles Fishman is a
piano player, as well as a com-
poser and arranger.
The Israeli Indepencende Day
celebration should be one of joy
and happiness, and Kinneret will
certainly add to the joy. AU
members of the Tampa com-
munity are invited to the concert.
with the Tampa JCC and
familiarize them with all the
programs being offered.
Don Mellman and Sue Borod
are the membership committee
chairpersons of this Fun Day. All
JCC board members will be
. available as tour guides.
The day will be filled with
activities from a complimentary
brunch in the Aronovitz Room, to
pool games. (The pool will be
open from 11 a.m. 5 p.m.)
Musical entertainment will be
by Corey Zimmerman; aerobic
dancing demonstration by Linda
Hughs; a tennis demonstration
by tennis pro, Bernie Stem; and
I "Make a Clown Face" by
I Marjorie Arnaldi. A special clown
will be present.
The doors will swing open
and welcome the whole com-
munity from 11 a.m. 2 p.m.

The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Visiting Rabbi at Kol Ami
Congregation Kol Ami will
host Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater
and his wife, Lisa, this weekend.
Rabbi Slater, 28, currently is the
assistant rabbi at the Jewish
Community Center of Sprint
Valley, N.Y. .
Rabbi and Mrs. Slater will
attend all the functions of the
congregation during their visit,
including services tonight and
tomorrow morning, the
congregation auction tomorrow
night at Carrollwood Village
Country Club and a congregation
get-together on Sunday morning.
i 91* qtfni
I (About Qbwri
;. /Call me about your social news
I at 872-4470)
Our heartiest congratulations to Jane and Neil Spector on
: the birth of their son, Daniel Harry. Bom at 4:50 p.m. on April ft
: 2, at Women's Hospital, Daniel Weighed 7 pounds 12'/i ounces &
and was 203/4 inches long. Amy, who is the baby's proud 3-year- ft
: old sister, looks forward to helping out with the new addition. ft
: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wolk and Mrs. Grace Spector all of ft
: Pittsburgh, are the proud grandparents. A warm welcome to ft"
: Tampa, Daniel, we are glad you are finally here!
OOOps!! Those Gremlins in the press room did it again! We f:
; told you all about the National Honor Society students at Plant *
High School and in the middle of the list was a mysterious
"Steve". That is because the last name got eaten by the x
gremlins. The complete name is Steve Gotler, of whom we are;?
very proud and while some of us know who Steve is with no ft
other identification, we want you all to share the pride of his x"
family in this, his most recent honor. Steve is the son of proud *
parents. Elaine and Leonard Gotler.
We want to welcome to new Tampan, Samara Joaette 8
Richter, born April 3, at Bayfront Medical Center to Dr. David ft
and Rudina Richter. She weighed 6 pounds 4M ounces at birth ft'
and was 191/. inches long. Samara made her appearance at 8:18 8
p.m. Proud grandparents are Rabbi and Mrs. Kari Richter off
Sarasota and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hoenig of New Jersey. ft'
Samara's great-grandmother is Mrs. Esther Uberman of Miami. |
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kichler, proud 8
great-grandparents of their first great-grandchild, Shawn x
Martin Lanmra. The happy parents are Mr. and Mrs. Allen $
of Texas. ft
The Young Judea group of Congregation Kol Ami really :
ft. put on a show Sunday, April 6, for the residents of the Jewish \
ft Towers. Seven members of the group entertained their hearts i
ft out for an hour, so that others could have some enjoyment on :
ft: that particular afternoon.
Tammy Fox sang and danced; Nique Stein was thai
::: mistress of ceremonies; Mkhele Levine sang and played the j
8 guitar; Kit Rich played the guitar; Linda Posner juggled; Karen :
ft; Chewier (the group's advisor) sang and danced; and Bruce :
x Zalldn performed magic tricks.
Thought you would enjoy hearing about the enthusiastic :
ft endeavors or our youth.
Cafe "ORT," held Saturday evening, April 12, was quite a I
ft hit, reports chairman of the evening, Amy Scherzer. This oof- :
ft feehouse, evening of entertainment, and the delicious treat of
8 making your own sundaes was held in the Clubhouse of the \
ftj Cortez Condominiums. Participating in the entertainment was a j
ft professional mime, a Tai Chi demonstration (which is the :
8 Oriental form, often to music, of martial arts), and three folk :
ft singers Mitch Bent ley. Michael Chernoff and Bob Fisher. :
ft Helping Amy to make this evening the great success that it was :
I were Cheryl Chernoff, Nadine Zack. Aida Weissman, Gretchen '
ft Hollander, and Toni Schultz. The proceeds from "Cafe ORT" :
x went to the ORT School Building Fund.
The following slate of officers has been mentioned to take ;
ivover the leadership of Congregation Schaarai Zedek' :
ft Brotherhood for next year: Dr. Norman Rosenthal, president; :
$: Bruce Goldstein, first vice president; Louis Zipkin, second vice :
ft president; Irv Edelaon, corresponding secretary; Michael 1
ft Duncan, recording secretary; and Murray Pressman, treasurer.
The Jewish Community Center Pre-School recently par- :
ft ticipated in a community-wide "Family Fun Festival" in which :
ft activities were provided for parents and children to do together. :
ft The theme this year was Purim. Festival participants made :
8 groggers, sampled hamentashen, and listened to Purim music. :
ft This activity was made possible through the efforts of the Pre- :
ft School staff and several of the parents.
Special thanks go to Michelle Unterberger, Elaine Kelman, :
ft Jan Lieberman, Stephanie Cherniak, Joan Goldstein, and Erin :
ft Karp for staffing the booth. The tasty hamentashen were baked
| by Betty Shallet, Beveriy Fink, Rachel RabinoviU, and Susan :
The Pre-School Parent Group will once again provide a '
ft children's carnival for the JCC Israeli Independence Day :
ft celebration with Sandy Nelson serving as carnival chairman.
ft Activities planned for this year include a space walk, pony nde,
ft sand terrariums, spin art, sand tel. bake sale, and many other
8 wonderful plans. So be sure to mark April 27, on your calendar
ft: as a very special day.
Meet Sheila and Sandy Solomon who moved to the North
8 Dale area just four weeks age from Gainesville. Both of the 8
ft Solomons are originally from Philadelphia and met when they
ft were teens in US Y. They had lost track of each other but re-met
ft in Gainesville. Sheila was attending Shands Teaching Hospital;
ft Sandy was attending University of Florida Law School after
.ft having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. The
ft Solomons are expecting their first child in June, after which,
ft Sheila plans to go back to work. Sandy recently joined the law
ifij firm of Holland and Knight. In Sheila's words, Sandy is a sports
ft fanatic and she is a sport's fanatic's wife! Well, we're glad you
ft; are here, Sandy and Sheila.
Dr. Barry D. Shapiro
Chiropractic Physician
Suite 4
13940 North Dale Mabry
Tampa, Florida
24 Hour
Emergency Service
Kol Ami Auction Sflturdan
Rabbi Slater is a magna cum
laude graduate of Harvard and a
graduate of the Jewish
Theological Seminary.
Congregation Kol Ami is in the
process of interviewing with the
hope of naming their first rabbi
this summer. The pulpit com-
mittee, chaired by Bill Kalish has
the responsibility of screening
rabbis and making a recommen-
dation to the board of directors.
Active members of the pulpit
committee serving with Kalish
are Steve Schimmel. Allan Fox,
Stan Marcus, Ron Pross, Conrad
Weller, David Zohar, Steven
Field, Malka Isaak and Ron
Deli Now
At JCC Pool \
Congregation Kol Ami will
hold its biggest annual event, the
Kol Ami Auction, at Carrollwood
Village Country Club on
Saturday, April 19, beginning at
7:15 p.m. The entire Tampa
Jewish community is invited.
The auction will begin at 8
p.m.; however, the various items
that are being auctioned may be
previewed beginning at 7:15.
Items to be auctioned include
recreational equipment, artwork,
clothes and furniture. u.\,
dition, a sailboat cruise, a h 7
balloon ride, dinners at JS
known area *estauranu 7!<
^arJOU8.8?Tice8 *"1 goto^
highest bidder. "*
The auctioneers for thepv,
rm SJuf M,ike Ei*2
Larry Schultz and A Ian Aaron
The affair will be catered h
the Carrollwood Village Country
Club and hors d'oeuvres will hi
served. There also will be a a2
When the Jewish Community
Center pool opens this weekend,
there will be strictly kosher
delicatessen food available,
according to Ed Finkelstein,
executive director of the JCC.
Heshe's II will operate from 11
to 6 on Saturdays and Sundays
until June 2. when a daily
schedule of operation will begin.
Mark Kornbluth will operate
Heshe's II in conjunction with
Elaine and Harold Fickler of
Heshe's. On the menu will be hot
dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches,
along with treats, Italian ices
and cold drinks. "And it is all
strictly kosher," said Kombluth,
formerly a manager at a local
"Bagels and cream cheese will
also be available." added Fickler.
"We want this to be a place
where people come to enjoy
themselves not just to swim or
just to pick up their kids."
Current plans call for the
delicatessen to remain open in the
evenings for private parties on
Garage Sale
Donations Needed
Donations for a garage sale,
sponsored by B'nai B'rith
Women, Simcha Chapter, are
urgently needed. This garage sale
will be held Sunday, April 20, at
4202 Hollow Hill Drive in the
Northdale Subdivision off North
Dale Mabry.
The proceeds from the sale will
go to support various BBW-
supported activities, including
the Children's Home in Israel,
support for the Soviet Jews, the
Arab-Jewish Human Relations
Program, Operation Stork, the
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization,
and the B'nai B'rith Hillel
The many articles offered for
sale already include various small
appliances, furniture, clothing
and decorative items. Anyone
wishing to contribute articles can
contact Mrs. Connie Spitolnick or
Mrs. Shelley Herzog.
Arrangements can be made for
picking up any items that cannot
be taken to the sale address.
Kosher Lunch Menu
Kosher lunch menu of the Senior Citizen's Nutrition and '
Activity Program is sponsored by the Hillaborough County |
Commission and held at the Jewish ComKy Center. Marirra
Blakley. site manaeer, 872-4451. Menu subject to change.

Monday: April 21, Braised Beef Tips, Mix Vegetables with I
parsley noodles, Rosy Applesauce Salad, Dinner Roll,
Gingersnap Cookie, Coffee or Tea.
Tuesday: April 22, Sliced Turkey with gravy, Chopped Broccoli
and yellow com, Orange Juice, Whole Wheat Bread. Plums
Coffee or Tea.
Wednesday: Barbecued Beef, Carrot Cubes, Lima Beans,
Tossed Salad with Tomato wedge and Thousand Island
Dressing, Bun, Sliced peaches, Coffee or Tea. a
Thursday: Baked Chicken with gravy, Rick Pilaf and green
beans. Grated Carrots and pineapple salad, Bran square,
Fresh fruit (in season), Coffee or Tea.
Friday: April 25, Creole Meatballs, Whipped Potatoes and
chopped spinach. Cherry gelatin with peaches, Whole wheat
. J>rri.OU.taMonriC^^oftoYli\^ ....J
(Grades 3-5, 6-8. and High School)
PHONE (813) 837-5874
Rhoda L. Karpay
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Friday. April 18, 1988
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
[saac Singer Speaks at USF Event hum Foundation
Nobel Prize winner Isaac
Bashevis Singer beads the list of
notables appearing at the
University of South Florida April
17-19 for the eighth annual
Celebration of Literature.
Singer was to speak on "The
Child and Children's Literature"
at 8:30 p.m., April 17 at the
Tampa Theatre, in keeping with
the theme of this year's
Celebration, "The Value of
I Children's Literature."
Proceeds go to establish a
I graduate scholarship for a
jtudent of the interpretation of
I literature.
Singer received the Nobel Prize
| in Literature in 1978 for his
lifetime of distinguished achieve-
ment. Born in Radzymin, Poland,
where his father was a rabbi, he
grew up in the small town, im-
migrating to the United States in
1935. Until he began writing
Isaac Singer
chndren'sstoriesa*theageof60. feared the language was disap-
I he wrote in Yiddiah because he 9mtiag, Hu ^^ ^ ^
Hadassah Sets Dove
Of Peace Luncheon
The Tampa Chapter ot
Hadassah invites all Hadassah
donors to the Dove of Peace
Luncheon. This event, to be held
on Wednesday, April 23, is the
culminating affair for Hadassah's
year. Any member may do so by
pledging a minimum of $60.
The luncheon will take place at
the Host International Ballroom
with a no-hostess bar on the patio
at 11 a.m., and the lunch and
fashion show commencing at
noon. Spring fashions will be
presented by Helen Cabrera with
music provided by Jules Lavan.
I Flowers are by Hattie Jo Birch.
Special recognition will be
given to Silver Angels (con-
tributors of S20O-S499) and to
Golden Angels ($500 and over).
President of the Tampa
Chapter of Hadassah is Diana
Anton; Barbara Karpay is
president of the Ameet group.
The chairman of the luncheon is
Betty Tribble. Committee
members are Betty Shalett,
Diana Anton, Barbara Karpay,
Nina Bernstein, Frieda Sheidler,
Ellie Fishman, Dorothy Skop,
Harriet Glaser, Shirley Baiter,
Peggy Feiles, Margin Stern,
Martha Kravetz, Sylvia Gert-
zman and Judy Levitt. Publicity
chairman is Adrienne Golub.
were then translated into
NOTED for his humanism, he
writes with nostalgia about times
past in Poland and is said to
recreate that past as a memorial
for the life that was wiped out
during the occupation at the time
of World War II. "In My
Father's Court" is one of his
- favorites of that genre.
Singer now considers children
his favorite audience. "They still
believe in God, the family, devils,
angels, witches, goblins, logic,
clarity, punctuation and other
such obsolete stuff," he said.
"I came to the child because I
see in him a last refuge from a
literature gone berserk and ready
for suicide."
Singer has received many
awards for his works. In addition
to the Nobel Prize, he has
received the National Book
Award, a grant from the National
Council on the Arts, the Brandeis
University Creativity Arts
Award and the Newberry Honor
Book Award for his children
s book, Zlateh the Goat and
Other Stories.
Over 250 visitors from
universities across the country
were expected on the USF
campus to attend the festival,
designed to bring together
students interested in oral inter-
pretation with professionals in
the field.
The Celebration of Literature,
organized and directed by
Raymond J. Schneider, is
sponsored each year by the
department of communication in
the College of Arts and Letters.
"Mr. Singer honors the
University of South Florida by
sharing with us his deepryhuman
personality and his insight into
the world of the hcild," Schneider
Presents Film Series
The Second Annual Film
Series of the B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation of the University of
South Florida has been an-
nounced This year's featured
selections are "Voyage of the
Damned" April 21; "Oh, God,"
May 4; "Lies My Father Told
Me," May 12; and "Frisco Kid,"
May 19.
All the movies are free to
students with I.D.'a and non-
students will pay a small ad-
mission charge at the door. All
showings will be at the USF
Campus on Fowler Avenue,
beginning at 7 p.m "Oh, God,"
! will be shown in building ULH,
the other three movies will all br
shown in LET 103.
Following each film, there will
be a speaker to discuss the issues
raised in that particular movie.
These discussions are optional for
those who attend the movies and
will take place in the same
buildings as the movies but in
another room.
The series is co-sponsored by
several groups, including the
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation at
USF, Ethnic Minorities Student
Council at USF (Student
Government) and the American
Zionist Youth Foundation.
JCC Stamp Collecting Club Foitob
"I've been collecting stamps
since I was 10 years old," says
Sidney Grossman, coordinator
for the senior stamp collecting
club now forming at the Jewish
Community Center.
The group, which is open to
anyone 60 or older, welcomes
beginners or experienced
To be notified of the first
meeting time and date, call the
Jewish Community Center to
register for the stamp collecting
Grossman is proficient is
identifying puzzling stamps. He
has United States, United
Nations, Israeli and other stamps
in his private collections.
The stamp club is sponsored
by the Senior Citizens Project of
the Jewish Community Center.
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Number 16
The Paradoxes of Our Time
Friday. April 18. 1980
Volume 2
Return the Survey
When the demographic study comes in your
mail, think of it as your way of saying "Here I am!"
So often people say, "I wish I had a chance to have a
say on (this or that project)." Well this is your
It's been 22 years since we took a closeup look
at our Jewish community and what changes have
occurred in those 22 years! We now have Jewish
sections in suburbs which weren't even on the map
back then.
Don't file it away, return it completed. What
you say, does make a difference. Only one in three
families will receive a survey making your answers
triply important. Respond the way we should
respond, "Hineni!"
The Right Decision
The Hillel School Board voted last week to
continue its admissions policy as it has been. We
think the board made a wise decision. The question
raised was should Hillel School have an open ad-
mission policy or should they enforce a policy of
"Jews only."
For a people who have always suffered at the
hands of those who would restrict admissions be it to
schools or whatever, to have anything but an open
admissions policy is to be hypocritical. There would be
a deep line drawn between what we do and what we
want others to do.
Shouldn't we practice what we preach?
Make the Call Today
April is Tay-Sachs Month.
And the test is FREE through the efforts of the
National Council of Jewish Women and the Univer-
sity of South Florida Medical Center.
Last year, 250 people were tested. Twenty-two
potential carriers were found, and two real carriers of
this disease were discovered. Only 250 were checked!
That means that most of you reading this have not
yet been checked. Why not make today the day to
call 972-2456.
WE LIVE in a time of terrible
paradox. There is a powerful re-
surgence of anti-Semitism in
Europe, although the numbers of
Jews in the European nations are
pathetically small.
Most commonly, we attribute
anti-Semitism to adults who. by
their attitudes, impart it to the
young. But the recurrence of
European anti-Semitism today is
predominantly among the young,
while their elders anxiously recall
the Hitlerian past and keep a
nervous eye on extremist activity
from both the left and the right.
IN LATIN America, there is a
powerful undercurrent of revo-
lutionary change sparked by
generations of a ruling class elite
composed of military dictator-
ship, big business and the
Catholic Church. But it is Amer-
ican churchmen who cry loudest
about our need to take into the
U.S. untold tens of thousands of
refugees seeking to flee the revo-
lutionary changes which might
never have been necessary if the
Latin churches refused a role in
the ruling elite in the first place
if the churches fought the
elitist inequities from the very
Furthermore, it is the Catholic
Church in Latin America that
will be a principal victim of revo-
lutionary change when it finally
occurs. So why has it been an ally
of the military dictatorship, of
the gigantic industrial enter-
prises that will sink the church in
Latin America when the Marxist
forces there finally triumph?
Last Saturday night, CBS-TV
imperiously dubbed Anwar Sadat
"an American folk hero" and
"America's principal friend in the
Middle East." But Sadat,
although most people are still
blind to his purpose, is leading
the West in a crusade to wrest
Jerusalem from the Jews. Once
U.S. State Department
Condemns Terrorist Raid
The State Department has con-
demned the terrorist raid on Kib-
butz Misgav Am in northern
Israel as a "brutal act" and
"senseless act of terrorism per-
petrated by Palestinian
Two Israelis, including a two
and a half-year-old child, were
killed, and more than a dozen
Israelis, many of them children,
were injured in the assault aimed
at the kibbutz children's house.
STATE Department chief
spokesman, Hodding Carter,
said. "There can be no justifica-
tion of any sort for such an out-
rage in which innocent people,
including one infant, were
killed." He noted that the group
which claimed responsibility calls
itself the Arab Liberation Front,
and "very little is known" about
it. Carter said he was told "it is
pro- Iraqi ."
Questioned by reporters about
the Iraqi connection, the spokes-
man said. "That's all I have on
it." but added. "These are
tinian terrorists." Asked if he
were exempting the Palestine
Liberation Organization. he
replied. "The PLO is a wide
enough umbrella" to include this
terrorist group.
Carter also volunteered a con-
demnation of Maj. Saad Had
dad's Christian militia in South
Lebanon for a skirmish with Irish
contingents of the United
Nations Interim Force in
Lebanon (UNIFIL).
HE NOTED that one Irish
soldier is in a Haifa hospital
"with a bullet in his brain."
Haddad's force tried to enter a
Lebanese village, and the Irish
unit tried to stop them. Carter
acknowledged that he did not
know what precipitated the
incident but declared. "We con-
demn this senseless action."
The State Department
spokesman was also asked about
a reported threat by PLO Chief
Yasir Arafat to use force against
any U.S. attempt to take control
of Middle Last oil fields. When
another reporter suggested that
this was not worthy of comment,
Carter as
upon a time, in medieval Europe,
the Crusades embarked upon a
doomed- from- the- start cam-
paign to wTest Jerusalem from
the Infidel, which is to day, the
IF SADAT is "an American
folk hero" and "America's prin-
cipal friend in the Middle East,"
then what we are committed to is
returning Jerusalem to the
What makes just as little sense
are the young anti-Semites of
Europe because their Jew-hatred
is ambiguous. Extreme left and
extreme right forces both employ
anti-Semitism as a political prin-
ciple. The young, of whatever
persuasion, express their anger
against the enemy by hating
This may give them a com-
monality of philosophical pur-
pose far more powerful than the
left or right wing ideologies that
divide them.
BUT THE anti-Semitism
derby is in reality being sparked
by White Anglo-Saxon Protes-
tantism which for the first time
recognizes its precipitous decline
as an elite world force. This is not
to say that WASP's are no longer
a superior intellectual-socio-
logical order, because they still
are that.
No, the decline is the con-
sequence of extraordinary shifts
in demographic power to centers
of world population which
backward, underprivileged JJ
even secretly afraid that whatTk,
WASP's say of them may n*C
be true that they aiThJ
contrast an inferior inteUectJ.
sociological order.
It is numbers that tt,
strangling proven quality ^
the young of Europe, sensing the
radical change in their lifestyle
a consequence, join extremist ,
groups, like the Communists in
the name of revolution to deny
their quality and identify {,
the new cause of the over-
whelming numbers; or, like their
Fascist and Nazi parents and
grandparents, to affirm their
quality and take up arms against
the invading rabblement.
JEWS FIT into neither of
these categories not as mem-
bers of an envied superior social
order needing to be destroyed by
revolution; not as under-
privileged masses yearning (or
freedom and equality by climbing
up onto the shoulders of i
classical Western civilization
whose achievements are historic,
and thus overwhelm them.
Jews are not WASP's,
although the propaganda about
them is that they are superior.
And, by the pressures of history,
Jews feel inclined to identify with
the cause of the rabblement,
uncomfortable though that may
make them feel.
Even if they have helped lay
the very foundation stones of
Western civilization, they hive
also suffered the slings and
arrows of Western arrogance
They know the agony of the
rabblement by brutal personal
AS ALIENS to both these
opposing force* in Europe, Jews
are perfect patsies in the camps
of each. When the young ex-
tremists of the left and the right
hate Jews, they hate the world as
they perceive the world and re-
create it in their imaginations as
they believe it ought to be re-
As for the U.S.? Well, theanti
Semitism here is thus far a good
deal more subtle. That's why
Anwar Sadat, for example, is the
CBS "American folk hero. Heft
is who has turned the tide against
a Jewish Jerusalem. We may not
necessarily want to give
Jerusalem back to the Infidel.
but as confirmed hedonists, we
prefer oil to the need of history
for rectification. In such an
equation who cares about the
keeper of the keys to Jerusalem
Since the establishment of the
State of Israel in 1948. our nation
has endeavored to rectify, but
history has proven to be a can-
tankerous beast, mulish in iw
stubborn refusal to change the
tragic Jewish destiny. All that i*
changed now, and that is why. for
starters. Jewish stock in America
is these days on the down side, to
say the least.
Greenberg Honored at JWB Conclave
NEW YORK A unique
leadership Development Con-
ference-within-a-Conference will
be held as part of the 1980
Biennial Convention of JWB the
North American Association of
Jewish Community Centers. YM
>*. VWIIAs, and Camps, to be
held April 30-May 4 at the
Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
One hundred young men and
women with proven leadership
ability will be presented JWB
Leadership Recognition Awards
It is for them that the week long
Leadership Conference will be
conducted under the aegis of
JWB's leadership Development
elect of the Jewish Community-
Center of Tampa, will be one of
the honorees of this conference.
Some questions to be discussed
are: How do leaders make space
for colleagues to create their own
solutions? What are the seeds' or
resources for new growth when
the organization goes through a
period of crisis? How are leaders,
people, and organizations in-
fluenced by their antecedents?
Mow are diverse backgrounds,
aspiration, and leadership "styles'
blended into one organized
Dr Max Vorspan of the
members of the Leadership
Development Committee on id*
History and Contributions of
Jewish Community Centers
the Wednesday luncheon session-
Of the Leadership Award
recipients. Joel Berkowiu ot
Boston, chairman of JB
Leadership Development
Committee, says. "Participants
in the Leadership Development
Conference e*e special penP^j
Thev have been carefully seleeW"
by their communities for tne*
leadership potential. They are our
future torch-bearers, and trie*
participation in JWB Biennial j*
will be of enormous benefit not
i .Kom hut to their com-

Friday. April 18. 1980
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JWB Sends Solo Seders to Hostages
NEW YORKI- Solo Seders
for Passover usely the American
hostages ihlAn were air-shipped
by JWB, it was announced by
JWB President Robert L. Adler
of Chicago.
Each Solo Seder contained
enough Passover food for one
person chicken, chicken soup
with matzoh balls, gefilte fish,
matzoh, macaroons, candy aa
well as Haggadah, the book used
at the Seder which recounts the
events of the Exodus from
The Solo Seders and their
shipment were made possible by
contributions from the national
Letter to
the Editor
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
Jewish Women for Jewish
Survival (JWJS) had the op-
portunity to share in the joyous
preparations and celebration of
Pesach with Chabad House,
Jewish Student Center at the
University of South Florida.
Feeding 200 students, faculty
and others at two Seders was
actually fun and a learning ex-
perience thanks to the guidance
and warmth of Devorah Rivkin
and Malke Werde. Mrs. Rivlrin's
kitchen will never be the same!
The success of the Seders,
besides the overall organization
and actual services performed by
the patient and learned Rabbis
Rivkin and Werde, was the result
of the1 generosity and hard work
of many people. I will attempt to
list everyone, however, please
forgive me if I inadvertantly omit
your name. >(W*- appreciate
everyone's physical and material
Taking part were Ruth Bayer,
Golda Belkin. Rabbi Nathan
Bryn, Margarite, Michael,
Raphael and Svetlana Cherf, Dan
Glaser, Joanne Goldstein, Sylvia
Hummel, Sarah Krone, Loraine
Kushner, Barbara Leckner,
Selma Lessinger, Susan Levitt,
Ben Lynn, Beverly Melnick, Max
Miller, Nancy and Al Mizrahi,
Michele Paley, Judy Pink,
Devorah Rivkin, Karen
Rosenson, Laney Rothschild,
Oded Salpeter, Shlomo
Sawilowsky, EHen Stem, David
Tyler. Malke Werde, Ben Zack,
Nadine Zack, Judy Zaret and
many anonymous helpers.
Thank you everyone!
Chairman, Special Projects
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian
of Tampa:
On March 24, 1980,1 attended
a lecture delivered by Mrs.
Jungreis. It was most pleasing to
listen to such a wonderful person,
she spoke from the heart and the
few of us present just loved it.
In all my years as an^dult, I
attended many lectures by some
of the best known names, I must
say that Mrs. Jungreis was
something out of the ordinary. I
regret that more of our Jewish
People living in the Tampa Bay
area did not attend, they missed
the beautiful delivery by a person
o> great knowledge both English
and Hebrew.
1 cannot describe the feeling it
gave to one that watched her
emphasizing the names of Bubbe
and Zeida, or when she conveyed
| us the meaning of Shabbas I
hope that Mrs. Jungreis will soon
"^uni to speak to us again in the
near future, I shall be more than
PPy to assist the, staff at the
Center, getting the auditorium
Packed by our people.
Jewish women's organizations
which are affiliated with JWB
Women's Organizations' Ser-
JWB is the U.S. Government-
accredited agency for providing
the religious, Jewish educational
and morale needs of American
Jewish military personnel, their
families, and VA hospital
patients. It is also the
Association of Jewish Com-
munity Centers, YM & YWHAs,
and Camps in the U.S. and
Items Needed for Access House
Contributions of used clothing
and household items are being
sought by Access House, a
community-based program of the
Northside Community Mental
Health Center.
Access House will use the
items in its thrift shop, an in-
tegral part of the innovative
vocational rehabilitation
program operated by Northside.
The shop is run by Access House
members, severely emotionally
handicapped adults who are
preparing to make the transition
to full employment.
Last night I sat in a room
that was wrapped in silence
the silence of people praying
asking God to never let the
silence be shattered again.
Shattered by the marching of soldiers
the destruction of land
the sound of a gun
the fall of a body.
The silence shattered by
a baby crying for food and warmth
a mother for her husband's strength
a husband for his children's love and pranks
the world crying for peace.
The silence of peace
which is shattered only by the cry of war
for the greed of a few men.
Dear God let the silence
be shattered only by
the building of homes
the printing of books
the singing of mothers
the music of love.
The shattering must stop
for we need each other
to build a world where
we can live together
in peace
In a world wrapped in silence.
Beverly Melnick, Judy Zaret and Judy Pink, members of
Jewish Women for Jewish Survival, prepare meal for Seder.

Crispy carrots with lots of good, healthy
fiber, a super-rich source of Vitamin A
Beefy tomatoes,
are loaded with
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Crunchy cauliflower
has Vitamins B,. B,. and C.
Zesty radishes,
a root source
of Vitamin C.
Elegant asparagus,
rich in Vitamins A, B,, and C
the lettuce that
adds taste to a salad
as well as Vitamins A and C
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remember. Poland and surrounding areas.
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April 18, 1980
from the 300
and Shtibelackh
"synagogues) that once
I in Warsaw. Was it my
ption or did the sunken
i heavily lined face tell me
/of his suffering?
) JEWISH children ... I
see one Jewish child in
Ls angry in Warsaw. I was
[angry How dare they
that city the
on Twarda and Mila
,iere the Warsaw Ghetto
od. How dare they use
mes of Jewish martyrs and
Un their street signs. How
hey cover over everything
ly to make it seem that we
jived there at all. Give us a
tent and a couple of street
jind everything will be all
muff out the lives of over
. a half million Jewish
and adults and call it
tged in the snows of
F. And as I ran down the
plong the park, I reaf-
ny own life. I am alive, I
1 am breathing. I am
You didn't get me
I. although you burned
ties and aunts in the
ues of Lithuania and
cousins to death in the
of Babi Yar.
ok the plane to Cracow.
unny getting a ride to the
I sitting only a few yards
pm the terminal. We all
as we would at many
^long the way, at silly,
cal things. We created
i we stood on the brink of
ion. And we were afraid
faves amid the horror and
pi death. But we never
ourselves then. Only
some of us express the
[ that it could have been
hildren, our parents.
1 is a beautiful city. Yes,
ilk its streets and visit its
ks. Let us see the
i)y that tried
Jews, the
Jewish students were
and reviled. The city
was not destroyed by
i, our guide said. Its
were left intact, its
kulture spared. Only a
atter of the Jews, I
I They are gone now. But
Idings are there, and
Jlture moves along.
JEWS? Well, we have
Iseum here, and this
Be there preserved
tourists and Jewish
You are welcome to
see it all, my friends.
ome you. You are an
ple. Add another relic
past. Another holy spot
list of holy places,
chapter of Kiddush Ha
your history books. You
'o study and remember,
irned to the bus for the
Auschwitz and Birkenau.
snowing. We had
to a white carpet
across the city of
Pure white virgin snow
^the blood of Poland?
ow continued to fall
pt the day. It gave us no
it blew against our
washed our bodies,
I the many layers of our
Even our bones were
[Auschwitz. We began
' the signs, signs that
i word Oswiecim, the
pivalent for the German
The final destination
Hal solution. The snow
|us labored on. Never a
lught that the weather
FeeP us from the
i that we were heading
I the reason for our
Jo words of complaint,
P for our own safety.
Sanctity of our mission
[us and the bus pushed
^ough the snow. These
rdI conditions and we
'didn't matter.
K sum. We had
i the
A parking lot? How very modern.
Auschwitz had become a major
tourist attraction.
The bus stopped. The license
plates reflected the diversity of
tourists who had come to see and
be educated. The driver parked.
By this time a quietness had
settled on our group of 18. There
was no room for jokes in this God
forsaken place.
We walked into the main
reception building. There was a
small restaurant and a souvenir
shop with postcards and
momentos. Of Auschwitz?
We walked down a long hall
and saw a sculpture. It was
frightening. A human form
impaled on a swastika, its body
broken and tormented.
WE WALKED towards the
camp itself. Looking up I saw ;
familiar scene ... the barb,
wire fence, the watch tower, the
railroad tracks and the saying
over the entrance way", Arbeit
Macht Frei (Work Makes Man
Free). Why was everything so
familiar to me? Had I been here
before? Only in books and movies
and nightmares. But the scene
was always the same. I was
trapped in Susch-
witz hungry, naked, half-
crazed, near death. How very
strange it seemed now to be
walking through the entrance
way under the arch and into the
one nightmarish world of Ausch-
witz suddenly empty of its
victims, no longer a threat.
We entered the camp. There
was no gate to close behind us.
This was 1978. The Nazis were
gone. Groups of tourists passed
us in the open pathways between
the many rows of brick buildings
and in the pavilions themselves. I
looked at their faces. There were
many middleaged Polish adults
and some children. I searched the
faces of the adults. Did they
know? Where were they during
the years of Nazi brutality?
We trudged through the snow,
from one pavilion to another.
Here was all the evidence that
was needed what we had
come to see. The human hair. The I
stacks of eye glasses. The shoes.
The piles of suitcases stacked
with abandon as the Jewish,
bodies of men, women anc
children had been stacked.
We looked at the suitcases of
Jews who had not yet lost all
hope suitcases of Jews who1
thought they would be going'
home. Suitcases with neatly
printed names, addresses ano
destinations. But there was noj
destination beyond Auschwitz'
and Birkenau, Maidanek anc
Bergen Belsen. Suitcases
representing some measure of,
hope and faith in the humar
spirit hope not yet burned to
ashes in the flames of the
crematorium or lost forever amid
the stacks of crumpled, twisted
bodies on the floor of the gas
chambers. Steiner, Goldberg,
Leventhal, Cohen, Rubinstein,
Lubinsky name after
familiar name. Dare I look too
closely? I might find my own
name there and the names of
friends and relatives. My suit-
case ... the suitcase of my
mother and father.
THE SNOW continued to fal^
piling up higher and higher,
virgin snow the first snow
fall of the year. That was what,
they had told us in Warsaw and
again in Cracow. We joked that
morning before we left. We haa
brought the weather with us, we
said. The 18, the Chai group. But
the whiteness only added to tha
horror of knowing that beneath
the very ground we walked were,
buried Jewish bodies that we
walked on holy ground, that we.
could have said kaddish on every'
inch of soil in that damned place.
We were glad it was snowing
Somehow the harshness of tht
weather was fitting. We wanted
to feel the cold. We wanted to
struggle through the snow. We
wanted to suffer. It would never
make us one with the Jews of
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desperation, their loneliness,
their death. Nothing would. But
it brought us closer to their
We walked mechanically from
building to building. The groups
of Polish tourists always close
by, sometimes slightly ahead,
sometimes behind, sometimes
mixing with our group for just a
moment. They eyed us
suspiciously. We were obviously
foreigners. Did they also
recognize that we were Jews
come to see their shame?
THE JEWISH pavilion was
amockery. The exhibitions were
poorly kept. No English signs
were used. The audio-visual
displays were either not working
or the films skipped and were
difficult to see. The door was
opened just for us. Other
pavilions were open to the public.
On an average day when no
Jewish tourist visited Auschwitz,
the building would be closed. The
locked door seemed to say
Only Jews care how many Jews
died in Auschwitz. Only Jews are
interested in mourning for the
lives of other Jews.
At the end of our visit to
Auschwitz, we saw a propaganda
film on the Holocaust. The word
Jew was thrown in, almost as an
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of Auschwitz with its ironic quotation in German. "Arhrit Mrh BW
Work Makes Man Free."
afterthought ... as it to say,
"They too died here." They were
one of the many groups whose
bodies became rings of twirling
smoke rising up from the
chimneys of the crematoria. Only
one of the many groups whose
bodies froze in the harsh winters
of Poland. Only one of the many
groups who breathed in the
Zyclon B gas in the crowded gas
chambers. They too died here.
More than one and a half
million Jews met their deaths in
Auschwitz, but they "too" died
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where most of the destruction
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
American popular music and its
substance in the classical form.
USF Studio Orchestra to Perform
The University of South at the University of Miami and
Florida Studio Orchestra, which the other at the Eastman School
was formed last quarter under ot Musk in Rochester, N.Y. The
the direction of music professor music played by the Studio
Hilton Jones, will give its Orchestra has its origins
premiere performance on
Saturday, April 19, at 3 p.m. in
the Fine Arts Auditorium original works by USF faculty
The Studio Orchestra, which and students, including John
has recently been given major Stephan, Mark Hendriks, Paul
ensemble status, is made up of 22 Luis. Brad Easton, Art
strings, 12 horns and an eight- Woodbury. Peter Abood and Hal
piece rhythm section. Only two Frank.
other such orchestras exist in the The performance will be free
American university system, one and open to the public.
Pianist to Perform at USF
Pianist NiuU C. Iseeiiin will be
the guest performer at an April
26 concert, sponsored by the
University of South Florida
music department. The concert,
which is free and open to the
public, will be at 8 p.m. in the
Fine Arts auditorium Isserlin's program will include
Beethoven's "Sonata Op. 10, No.
2," "Ballade No. 4, Op. 52" by
Frederick Chopin and "Pictures
t an Exhibition" by
Isserlin, a resident of St.
Petersburg, is on the musk
faculty of Eckerd College. A
graduate of Catholic University
and Florida State University, she
has studied at the Juilliard
School of Music. Her teachers
have included Carl Friedberg,
Ernst Rosenberg and Wanda
For further information,
contact the USF musk depart-
Daf Yomi
(hunting the Omer
With the destruction of the Bait Ha-Mik-Dush (Temple),
the offering of an omer of barley as a "wave offering" ceased.
However, the counting of the 50 days between Passover and
Shavout (Pentecost) continues and those days are called the
"omer days'" or the "sefirah-days." The counting must mention
both the number of days and the number of weeks (Menuchot
65b). For example: "Today is the eighth day consisting of one
week and one day of the omer," and so on. The time for the
counting is after the ma-ariv (evening) service. (Shulchun-aroch-
During the Talmudic period, the sehrah days became sad days
with restrictions. The performance of marriage was prohibited,
then hair cutting, the use of musical instruments was banned.
Custom, however varies with regard to these restrictions. In
some communities, the restrictions are in force only during the
first 32 days of the omer. and are entirely suspended thereafter.
In other places the laws are enforced only after Rosh Cnodesh
(month) of Iyar and with the exception of lag-be-omer (33rd day)
continue in force until Shavuot.
The prevailing custom is to abstain from all celebrations
during the entire period with the exception of Rosh-Chodesh
Iyar and Lag Be-omer (33rd day). (Orach-Chayim 493:2). This
mourning period is associated with a plague said to have killed
the disciples of Rabbi Akiva. (Yevumot 62b).
Amongst our sages, the life history of Rabbi Akiva Ben
Joseph is surrounded with legends. His father was a gare
(Proselyte). In his youth. Akiva was a shepherd in the service of
the wealthy Kalba Sayua.Rachel, the daughter of Kalba, fell in
love with Akiva and promised to become his wife if he would
agree to devote himself to learning. At that time Akiva was 40
years of age and did not even know the alphabet
RACHEL convinced him by showing him how falling drops of
water had in the course of time hollowed out a stone. She argued.
"If water, which is soft, could hollow out the hard stone, the
words of the Torah. which are hard and likened unto 'burning
fire," will surely make an impression on him." He went to a
teacher. Nahum of Gimso and began his studies.
Akiva was poor and his father-in-law would not aid him in the
least. He gained his tuition by selling kindling wood. After an
absence of 12 years, he returned home as Rabbi Akiva with
12,000 Disciples. He paid tribute to his wife saying, "That which
I possess today and from which you my disciples can benefit, I
acquired for my wife, Rachel."
Rabbi Akiva became the head master of an academy in Bnei
Brak. whkh was located southeast of Jaffa.
He was well versed in medicine and astronomy. On several
occasions he accompanied Rabban Gamliel on trips to Rome in
the cause of the Jewish people. He participated in the Bar Koch
ba revolt against Rome. Some historians claim that he was the
power behind the revolt. Many of his 12,000 students joined the
revolution against Rome. During the Sefira days, a plauge is
said to have caused the death of many of his students. The
plague ceased on Lag-Bi-Omer (33rd day). Therefore Lag-Bi-
Oroer was declared a day of rejoicing. (Yevumot 62b).
The Kabbalists took another view of Lag-Bi-Omer. They
stressed the counting of the Omer as a spiritual preparation for
Shavuot. the anniversary of the Revelation on Mt. Sinai. The
33rd day marked the anniversary of the death of Simeon Ben
Yohai. by tradition the author of the Zohar.
JEWS gather at Meron on Lag-Bi-Omer, lighting bonfires and
dancing all night. Schoolchildren are given bows and arrows, for
according to tradition, the rainbow did not appear during the life
of R. Simeon, therfore playing with bows symbolizes the death
of the rabbi. The village of Meron is where R. Simeon is buried,
and many visit his grave on this day offering up prayers at the
grave-site. Three-year-old children have their first hair cut on
this day. The hair is thrown into the large bonfires. Also wed-
dings that had been delayed by the Sefira take place on Lag-Bi-
Omer (on the 33rd day).
Mr. and Mrs. Howard B. Greenber*
the engagement of their daughter mLu!
Tampa, to Scott Alan Lewis^ontflftL
Alan B. Marcus, of Roslyn Harbor/NY
Both Maida and Scott will grada*.
from the University of Texas at Austin
The couple will be married on J h,
Congregation Rodeph Sholom with *&
I. Sandberg officiating. A reception wR
the Host International Hotel.
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Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Portion
BarMitzvahs j Tazria_Metzora
Richard Levine
Richard Jay Levine, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Joseph P. Levine, will
celebrate his Bar Mitzvah
tonight and tomorrow morning at
Congregation Rodeph Sholom.
Richard is a seventh grade
student at the Hillel School
where he was elected "Chief
Justice" of his school and is very
active in the student govern-
ment. He plays soccer with the
Forest Hills Soccer League and
enjoys tennis. Also, he is an
active member of Kadima.
In addition to having his sister
Suzanne and his brother
Lawrence celebrate his special
day with him. special guests for
Richard's Bar Mitzvah include:
Mrs. Louis Levine and Mrs.
Evelyn Fisher of Cincinnati. Mr.
and Mrs. Al Unterman of Cin-
cinnati. Mrs. Evelyn Herrman of
New York. Mr. and Mrs. Hershell
Levine. Gary, Steven and Danny
Fisher of Cincinnati. Mrs. Phillip
Lubarsky, Mrs. Harry Sanders,
of New York, Mr. and Mrs.
Sidney Hmskoe of Miami, Mrs.
Rose Hymowitz of Miami; Mr.
and Mrs. Sjlverman of
Hollywood and Cincinnati; Mr
and Mrs. Joshuah Salant of New
Jersey, and Mr. andAtrs. Robert
Shiller of Birmugttqt,Ala.. "
well as several r In yTlTiaa
Dr. and Mrs. JoteVtjjj
will host the kiddush
and an evening recep_
home, in their son's bonojf'
Scott David Blum, kmv of.
Samuel and Linda Blum,
celebrated his Bar Mitzvah April
11 and 12 at Congregation
Rodeph Sholom.
Scott is a seventh grade
student at the Hillel School,
where he is a member of the
Safety patrol and on the staff of
the school newspaper.
Celebrating this occasion with
Scott here his brothers Jeffrey
and Aaron and his sister
Danielle. Attending from
Louisville. Ky., were his gran-
dparents. Mr. and Mrs. Hy
Blum; from New York his great
aunt and uncle. Mr. and Mrs.
Phil Blum; and from California,
his great uncle. Max Blum.
Mr. and Mrs. Blum hosted the
kiddush luncheon in their son's
TAZRIA Over and over again, the Israelites were toldt
they were to be a holy people. They were to avoid ev
that displeased God and were to lead pure and upright 1
"You shall be holy," they were told, "for I the Lord your{
am holy."
Since a person who was not clean according to the laJ
the Torah was not permitted to enter the Tabernacle, sm
laws were laid down on the subject of health and cleanliness.
In ancient times, a dread and well-known disease i_
leprosy, and the Torah painstakingly describes the manneri
which this disease could be detected and how it was to I
ft treated.
"The priest must examine the diseased spot. If it is 1
ft the man is unclean. The priest shall separate the diseased i_
: for seven days. Then the priest will examine the man again!
the spot is disappearing, then the priest shall pronounce hi
clean. But if it has spread, then must the leprous man tear \
clothes, wear his hair loose, live away from the camp, and \
people not to touch him." (Leviticus 12:113:59)
METZORA In this sidra, the Torah continues to i
laws of religious purity-
God said to Moses: "When a leper is cured of his illness.
must be pronounced healed by a priest. Let him be broughti
the priest who will be waiting outside the camp. The priest i
ft examine him to see if the disease of leprosy is indeed healed
"When the priest shall say the man is healed, then let I
wash his clothes, shave off his hair and bathe himself in water!
| After eight days, let him offer sacrifices." ."'
Thus was the leper purified.
And thus did the Torah take notice of a disease which'J\
ancient days was dread and all-too-widespread Leprosy'
| fearful not only because of what it did to the person who i
* fortunately was afflicted with it, but also because of thet
speed with which it could spread.
Other nations were much harsher in their attitude ton
lepers in their midst. The Israelites, obeying the laws of Godl
ft expressed in the Torah, tried to help the leper and to treat him*
* humanely as possible. (Leviticus 14:11533)
(The recounting ol the Weekly Portion of Mm Law is extracted and **"J
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 9
Reign of Terror
izkor' for the Dead of the Nazi Holocaust
be six million Jews who were
I during World War II are in
ger of having their unique
tyrdom obliterated by their
i his recent State of the Union
._e, US. President Jimmy
eTreferred to the work of the
sident's Commission on the
Hocaust, which reported its
dings in September. A second
dy is now being set up, with
task of implementing the
hposals submitted by the com-
fesion and approved by the
9ident. According to Carter,
will involve an "appropriate
Imorial to the six million Jews
the millions of other victims
Nazism during World War II."
THIS most disturbing
ement. the Holocaust is re-
ned to include the sum total
I the atrocities committed by
Nazis during World War II
pid there were many.
|"he Holocaust in this view is
longer a unique historical
nt, the result of a quasi-
gious ideology which saw in
[ Jewish people a demonic force
ng the world and con-
uently tried to annihilate it,
a hold-all term for "the
umanity of man to man," and
ilar meaningless generaliza-
is. Not only were the six
Bum Jews murdered by their
nies: they now stand in
ger of having their unique
tyrdom obliterated by their
fhe trouble is that this is done
i the best of intentions by the
country that now stands by
I Jewish people on, many vital
pis. and by an American
sident who is the first to have
lertaken a number of im-
tani steps to memorialize the
nission and the acceptance
report, as well as the
ring recognition of Holocaust
rcembrance Day [Nissan 27)
ie American public, stands
s symbols of American iden-
ation with the Jewish con-
^s of the Holocaust. The total
understanding of the event as
lenced by Carter's statement
prefore doubly painful.
he idea of widening the scope
he Holocaust did not originate
|Carter's mind. When, on
icaust Remembrance Day
year he spoke of the 11
lion victims of the Holocaust
six million Jews and five
pon others he was echoing
Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal,
among others. At that ceremony,
candles were lit, one of them by
an Armenian representative.
Now, apparently, the Armenian
tragedy is out, and all victims of
Nazi brutality are in.
Between the spring of 1979 and
his State of the Union speech, the
five million non-Jewish "victims
of the Holocaust" became the
"millions of victims of Nazism."
The change is cosmetic only; the
content remains.
THE NAZIS did indeed
murder millions of non-Jews
considerably more, in fact, than
five million. Their policy towards
Poles, Czechs, Serbs and others
has rightly been called genocide:
the planned destruction of a
nation's identity, the selective
mass murder of its intellectual
elite, the destruction of religious
life, its culture and economy, and
the enslavement of the rest. But
there was no plan of total
physical annihilation the
Nazis needed the Slav nations to
build the Third Reich's Kultur.
The Jews were a different
matter: they were not considered
subhuman Aryans, as were the
Poles. They were not human at
all. Rather, they were a satanic
force that had to be utterly
destroyed. Jews had no choice of
resistance or submission as
others had; they were killed for
the crime of having been born.
Their destruction was a sacral
Even the method of their
murder after 1941, gassing, was
different: Only a few thousand
gypsies and a small number of
Soviet prisoners of war shared
the fate of the millions of Jews.
The place of the Jews in the Nazi
world was unique, and was
related to the unique history of
the Jewish people and their his-
torical relationship to the non-
Jewish world.
THERE IS no contradiction
between this uniqueness and the
universal implications of the
Holocaust. The Holocaust could
be defined as the planned total,
physical destruction by modem
industrial means of an ethnic or
national group. There are near
parallels, such as the fate of
Armenians and gypsies, and
there is a general mass brutal-
ization, now defined as genocide,
to which it is related.
The importance of the Holo-
caust does not lie only in the fact
that it could be repeated in one
Third Annual Florida Regional
Young Leadership Conference
"Jewish Futures
It's Time for Self Investment"
Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4
at the
Dodgertown Conf ernce Center
Vero Reach, Florida
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n Renowned author. Eight Questions
uennis Prager People Ask About Judaism,Scholar
Lecturer. National UJ A Young
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I Keynote Speakers.......Morris Amitay
Executive Director of the American
Israeli Public Affairs Committee.
I Washington. DC.
Bobi Klotz
National Chairman UJA Young
Women s Leadership Cabinet
ponsored by United Jewish Appeal
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form or another towards Jews
or others but that it stems
from a unique historical relation-
ship of the Jewish people to the
peoples of the world.
The Holocaust has caused
moral questions not only,
perhaps not even primarily, for
the Jews. It has brought out a
major hiatus of moral issues for
Christianity and the Gentile
world in general. Thus, unique-
ness and universality are com-
plementary rather than contra-
THE FACT that a U.S. ad-
ministration must necessarily be
under political pressure from the
many groups that make up the
American nation who now, para-
doxically, appear to envy the
Jews "their" Holocaust, is tragic,
or infuriating, or just sad. But
that cannot be allowed to silence
a very loud voice of protest that
must, in all friendship and true
gratitude for American good will,
be raised.
It is quite enough for the
Jewish people to have been
destined for obliteration by its
enemies there surely is no need
to obliterate the murder of one-
third of it by throwing it together
with other kinds of evil. One does
not have to confuse Holocaust
with genocide in order to oppose
the latter or any other evil, for
that matter.
Hall of Names in Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. The hall contains details of
about three million holocaust victims, and visitors can trace the fate of members of their family
and others during the Holocaust period. The Hebrew inscription is from the vision of the dry
bones in the Book ofEzekiel. _______'
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
ADL Hails Federal Courts for Affirmative Action Plan
NEW YORK The Anti-
Defamation League has hailed
the U.S. Federal court system for
setting an "example" by ordering
an affirmative action plan for its
12,000 employees and by op-
posing judges' membership in
discriminatory social dubs.
ADL national chairman Max-
well E. Greenberg, in a letter to
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger,
commended the court system's .
governing body for instituting an
equal employment opportunity
plan without "the inappropriate
and inequitable device of quotas
and quota-like practices."
The plan, announced earlier
this month by the United States
Judicial Conference, covers not
only the 12,000 employees, but
staffs of judges and court of-
ficers. It marks the first time that
spy federal court has been placed
ADL: Airwaves Belong
To AM The People

The Anti-Defamation League
has urged the Federal Com-
munications Commission not to
drop regulations requiring
America's radio stations to set
aside time for public service
Nathan Perlmutter. ADL's na-
tional director, told FCC chair-
man David Harris, in a letter
made public, that the "airwaves
belong to all the people."
To deregulate the more than
8.000 commercial AM and FM
stations in the U.S.. as the FCC
plans to do. Perlmutter said.
"could serve to deprive religious
and ethnic communities from
to air time. It would also
away vital information for
an informed public," he added
Urging the FCC to "reconsider
plans for deregulation." ADL's
national director said: "To de-
regulate may serve the interests
of advertisers and station owners
as they see them. However, it
would, in our judgment, create a
dramatic imbalance in limiting
the nature and degree of public
service-type broadcasting."
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:: Federation Board Meeting 7 30 p.m University of South
-'do B noi B rith Hillel Foundation Rabbi's Study 3 p.m.
ifVider a mandated
action program.
"It is altogether fitting and
proper," wrote Greenberg, "that
our federal court system, whici
has been deeply involved in
adjudicating litigation regarding
equal opportunity, set an
example of adherence to the prin-
ciples of equal employment
gpportunity through its own
personnel practices."
Greenberg also praised the
Judicial Conference, which is
under the chairmanship of Chief
Justice Burger, for taking
another "noteworthy" step by
in Gotham
"endorsing the principle that it is
inappropriate for a judge to hold
membership in an organization
that practices invidious dis-
But in view of the fact that no
concrete steps were announced
for carrying out the guidelines on
membership in biased social
dubs, Greenberg called on Chief
Justice Burger to take
"vigorous" steps to implement
them as well as the other
"forward looking policies" on
affirmative action.
The ADL had last December
called on President Carter and
Congress to requif.
nominated for. blsw.
public office, to Jgg*
criminatory dubs ,,B
for holding that office
the federal court $?ni
mediately and to be fcfe'
with annual compua^JJJI
The plan states that
court wul promote equal
ment opportunity thro
program encompassing
of personnel managsmai
duding recruitment, JuW
motion and advancemenr ].
a provision for processini
crimination complaints."^
Koch Hits 'Gang of Five' Again
Mayor Edward Koch has
repeated his charges against the
"Gang of Five" in the Carter
administration who he said are
pushing toward an anti-Israeli
policy and were behind the
United States vote for an anti-
Israel resolution in the United
Nations Security Council.
Previously. Koch identified the
five as Secretary of State Cyrus
Vance, National Security
Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Assistant Secretary of State for
Near East and South Asian
Affairs Harold Saunders. UN
Ambassador Donald McHenry.
and former UN Ambassador
Andrew Young.
cusations against the "Gang of
Five" at a "Symposium on Jews
in the Cities" which was held at
City Hall. The symposium was
sponsored by the Mayor, the
World Jewish Congress-
American Section, and the
Jewish Community Relations
Council of New York.
Asked about the chances of
President Carter for reelection in
view of the upset victory by Sen.
Edward Kennedy ID Mass.) in
the New York and Connecticut
primaries, Koch said Carter
should be reelected, but he also
should "change
Department." He
President must "root out" i.
effects of the "Gang of Five"i
his policy.
Pointing out that he
does not support Jewish i
ments in the West Bank
Gaza. Koch said that the Ui_
States should not have joined!
"bandits" in the UN by
porting an anti-Israel
which might weaken the J
State. He identified the
"bandits" as those
which "succumbed" to the>
pressure against Israel. Hei
said he did not think the'
of Five" is anti-Semitic.
are not evil people."
Senior Fitness through Square Dancing
"Easy-style square dance
lessons offer older people light
social exercise that can improve
the body's resistance to many
chronic illnesses." says Myla
Messick of the county's Thera-
peutic Recreation Program.
Palm Avenue Baptist Towers
will host a free senior-fitness-
through-square-dancing event.
Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m.
Anyone 60 or older is welcome.
Myla Messick of the
Therapeutic Recreation section of
Hillsborough County's Parks and
Recreation Department will be
the caller-instructor. Her easy-
style lessons will offer ample rest
between sets.
Palm Avenue Baptist Towers
is located at 209 E.
block east of Florida Avenue I
the bus stop.
The event is coord mated by t
Senior Cnsjmbs Project of
Jewish Community Center i
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ary of America for
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Conservative Judaism has
been announced by Dr.
Gerson Cohen, JTS
The decision to offer the new
program so new that details of
Jewish Graduates
At West Point
vish Telegraphic Agency
will be 12 Jewish
ates, including the first
woman, Danna Mailer of
la, Ga., in the 1980
iting class at the United
Military Academy at
Point. N.Y. In the
nv's first graduating class
i half of the students were
but there were only two
ktes, one a Jewish cadet
Simon Levy. Currently,
total population of some
adets at the U.S. Military
ay, more than 50 are
: Jewish cadets enrolled at
Academy today have the
to participate in
it services on Friday
i sing in a Jewish choir and
ate Jewish holidays. A
campaign is currently
vay to build the first
chapel at th% Military
Icademy graduate who is
professor in the Depart -
ol Behavioral Sciences and
ship, is the officer in
! the Jewish tJWSJrltoity.
urdinates JewisfrWenfa for
adets and other Jewish
nel, and is also the officer
! of the Jewish choir.
a month on Friday
Rabbi Avrum Soltes of
N.J., leads Shabbat
A veteran, the rabbi has
ered his skills to the
West Point for the past
et Lt. Russell Vernon of
Hills, Queens, N.Y., a
|works with Kramer to plan
i for the Jewish cadets at
for the Jewish cadets
much different than for
dets." Vernon said in an
lew. "Our day is long and
ith academics, drills and
ics. But on Friday
the week becomes
to the Jewish cadets from
npanies. It's at this time
e get together and ex-
Judaism. This time is
Important to us and we
It very much."
I THE Friday nights that
i Soltes is not with them,
cadets conduct services.
said he believes it is
ant for the Jewish cadets
|ume this leadership role
^j they will ultimately be ;
aers for the Jewish soldiers i
>eir command.
15 to 20 cadets usually ;
F|iday night services,
added, and they are not '
the same people. In
fn. the families of the 20
officers, civilians and
personnel participate.
serve as Sunday school
fbrew school teachers for
Udren of these families, and
*** a senior cadet suc-
[>y trained a boy for his Bar
is proud that he cn
'his Jewish heritage at the
int Academy. T'Out of
^ta in my company, I'm
k iTa *id- "*
. 1 light my menorah in
paow, and I'm glad to tall
everyone what it's all about."
ASKED HOW his religious
practices would differ if he was.
not at the Military Academy,
Vernon said he probably would
not observe anything but the
High Holy Days and possibly
some other holidays. As a West
Point cadet, he attends Shabbat
services regularly on Friday
Anti-Semitism has not been a
problem for Vernon. His first
roommate was from the Midwest
and "had never seen a Jew," he
recalled. When this cadet left for
West Point, his parents had told
him not to bring home any
Jewish friends. Four years later,
the two cadets are best friends,
and so are their parents, Vernon
Exposing Christian cadets to
Judaism encourages un-
derstanding and respect, Vernon
believes. He is pleased when
Jewish cadets invite them to
Shabbat services and holiday
celebrations. Even the Jewish
choir has a few non-Jewish
members. "If someone is in-
terested in learning about Jewish
life, we're more than glad to have
them join," Vernon explained.
MOST OF the 30 choir
members are Jewish, and all
Jewish cadets are encouraged to
join. In addition to singing at
Friday night services, the choir
tours for two weekends each
semester, and sings in Jewish
communities throughout the
country. On Sundays, they often
sing at old age homes or fraternal
organizations in the vicinity of
West Point. With the exception
of the Academy's alma mater,
their repertoire is Hebrew,
Vernon said.
Prior to a 1973 Federal
Appellate Court ruling, Sunday
morning religious services were
mandatory at the Academy, even
for Jewish cadets. Although
classes are still required on
Saturdays, the Friday night
Shabbat services are a major step
in recognizing the religious
practices of Jewish cadets.
remain to be worked out by a
faculty committee was dis-
closed about four months after
the JTS Faculty Senate tabled a
resolution calling on the
seminary to admit women as rab-
binical candidates. The vote on
Dec. 20 was 25 to 19.
COHEN, reporting he had
announced the new program to
the Faculty Senate on Mar. 25,
said that as of the date of his an-
nouncement, applications were
being accepted and that the first
students would enter the new
program in September.
A JTS spokesperson told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency that
no applications had yet been
received but pointed out that the
now program had just been
The chancellor called the new
program one "distinct from the
rabbinical school, on the one
hand, and from the graduate
school, on the other. It is in-
tended to train professional
religious leadership to deal with
newly perceived spiritual needs of
the community." The spokes-
person said one of the matters
still to be determined was an
appropriate name for the new
COHEN SAID the curriculum
for the new program "will be
comparable in duration, breadth
and depth to that of the rab-
binical school, and the ad-
missions criteria will be no less
stringent." He noted that the
program "will include critical
study of traditional texts, and
courses will be offered in liturgy,
homiletics, and pastoral coun-
seling, as well as in Jewish
philosophy, history and
literature. In addition, courses
offered in other seminary schools
will be open to the students."
However, he said, "there will
doubtless be certain special
emphasis appropriate to the
purposes of this program."
He said there was a shortage of
qualified personnel in the Con-
servative movement and that the
new program would open "a rich
new source of able personnel"
because it will provide training
for women "to function in the
religious roles for which their
individual talents qualify them."
COHEN declared that 'the
form of religious ministry for
which graduates of this program
will be qualified is presently
scarce or non-existent in our
community. Those who complete
the course will receive a
professional degree in divinity
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counsel their parents and grand-
During a plenary session of the
JTS faculty and student body
last Jan. 15, Cohen said that "all
of us" who felt the time had come
to accept women as rabbinical
candidates "now have the task of
creating a climate of opinion
which will make such change
Referring to women who had
indicated they wanted to be
admitted as rabbinical can-
didates, Cohen said that he hoped
those women "will find the
courage to serve the Jewish com-
munity in para-rabbinic func-
tions, thus helping to teach the
community the importance of
accepting them in new roles, and
welcoming their contributions."
ASKED BY the JTA for a
clearer description of the
religious functions for which the
new program will train its ap-
plicants, Cohen said that "in
recent years we have had
examples that there are ways of
leading a congregation in other
than an ordained capacity." He
said Carol Glass, who had been
an assistant to Rabbi Arnold
Goodman at Adath Jeshurun
Synagogue in Minneapolis, "did
not perform weddings or lead the
congregation in prayer, but she
provided spiritual leadership."
The spokesperson said that
Ms. Glass had led youth groups,
met with young married groups
and taught adult education
courses at the Minneapolis syna-
gogue. The spokesperson also
disclosed that the new program
will be open to students with
bachelor's degrees and will
require four years of graduate
study. She said that while JTS
officials expected women to
apply, men who were qualified
and sought admission would be
In his elaboration to the JTA.
Cohen also said that graduates of
the new program "will be role
models in their communities,
models of religious commitment
and models by setting standards
with their authentic classical
{knowledge and their ability to
respond in its terms to con-
temporary problems and needs."
by the Faculty Senate had been
based on a report and recommen-
dation from a special com-
mission, named by Cohen, with
himself as chairman, in favor of
admitting women. Cohen named
the commission in exchange for
agreement by delegates to the
1977 convention of the Rab-
binical Assembly, the association
,of Conservative rabbis, to with-
draw a resolution calling on the
JTS to admit promptly women
candidates for the Conservative
In announcing the new
program, Cohen said that the
Faculty Senate voted the
decision to table in the belief that
either a yes or no decision would
polarize faculty opinion and could
have had a divisive effect on the
movement. He said the new
program and "the special
religious ministry for which its
graduates will be prepared,"
would serve to avoid such polar-
ization, both within the JTS
faculty and in the "more than 800
congregations" affiliated with
the movement.
He also said the new program
would "enable women to provide
spiritual leadership without
reviving what threatened to
become a pointless debate on
Graveside Services
Jules L. Knabel, 76, 4340
Middlebrook, died at his
residence. Graveside services at
Schaarai Zedek Cemetery were
conducted by Rabbi Frank
Sundheim. Survivors are a son,
Robert Charles of Richmond,
Va.; brother, Henry Knabel,
Tampa; and two grandchildren.
The family requested that contri-
butions be made to the Temple
Schaarai Zedek Memorial Fund.
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guide young people,
and to
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