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:
February 27, 1981
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v. : ill. ;


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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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Of Tampa
Volume 3- Number 8
Tampa, Florida Friday, February 27,1981
Price 35 Cent*
You Can be 'Super' on
In Tel A viv
*!!?Man*' Tumultuous Welcome
The spirit of camaraderie,
I involvement and generosity can
be demonstrated by all who will
participate "Super Sunday,"
March 1. making it a day that
will be one of the landmark
events in the history of the
I Tampa Jewish community.
In a one-day effort to reach
over a thousand individuals on
behalf of the 1981 Tampa Jewish
Federation-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign, "Super
Sunday." will be held March 1,10
am. to 6 p.m. at the Jewish
Community Center.
According to Arthur Skop,
Telethon Chairman, "A bank of
telephones has been installed in
the library of the Jewish Com-
munity Center, courtesy of Pan
American Bank, and over fifty
volunteers are expected to reach
a large segment of the Tampa
Hoard members of community
agencies are volunteering two
hours each on "super Sunday".
Not only will we call people to
ask for their financial com-
mitment, but to apprise them of
the tremendous needs and
significance of the 1981 Cam-
paign ". Skop stated.
workers will attend a briefing
Super Sunday
r Sunday 181
For Mendelevich
and training session 30 minutes
prior to their two-hour telephone
session, conducted by Elton
Marcus, specialist in telephone
"We're urging people called on
"Super Sunday" to respond
positively and generously when
they are called upon to give by
our volunteers" stated Mike
Levine, Campaign Chairman.
"Their support is essential to the
quality of Jewish life in this
decade, to keep our Jewish com-
munity strong, to assure lives of
dignity and self reliance for the
elderly, to help our youth under-
stand the depth and richness of
our Jewish heritage, to provide
swift and comprehensive ab-
sorption for the 35,000 new immi-
grants expected to come to Israel
in 1981, and to meet a host of
other vital humans at home, in
Israel and around the world."
Maxine Schwartz to
Speak March 3
Women's Division Sustainers
und Vanguard Co-chairman Lib
Kaufman and Sue Forman an-
nounce Maxine Schwartz as
guest speaker at the Sustain-
ers Vnaguard Champaign
Brunch March 3.
Sustainers and Vanguard are
divisions of the Women's
Division Campaign of the Tampa
Jewish Federation ranging from
$500-999 and $236-499 respec-
Maxine Schwartz, a leader in
the Jewish community of Miami
is married to Kenneth Schwartz
and mother to six children.
She has served as past
Women's Division Campaign
Chairman, Education Vice Presi-
dent. She was just Community
Super Sunday Co-chairman and
is currently the State of Florida
Training Chairman.
She received the Council of
Jewish Federations Leadership
Award in 1977, has been a
delegate to the General Assembly
for a number of years. She is a
Phi Beta Kappa graduate of
Barnard Collge.
Schwartz has lived in
Hollywood for 20 years and is
currently enrolled in an "UlDan"
Iosif Mendelevich arrived
in Israel to a joyous
welcome from hundreds of
singing, dancing, cheering
people, including Cabinet
ministers who came to Ben
Gurion Airport to greet
him. The former Prisoner of
Conscience, the last of the
Jewish defendants at the
1970 Leningrad hijack trial
to be freed, had spent 11
years in Soviet prisons and
labor camps. His unex-
pected release electrified
the nation.
Premier Menachem Begin
hailed it as a great event for the
Jewish people and Leon Dulzin,
chairman of the World Zionist
Organization and Jewish Agency
Executives, called his arrival here
"a festival for the Jewish
people." He said Mendelevich
had "suffered as an Orthodox
Jew and as a Zionist ... He
embodies the very essence of the
7.iyjn* struggle not so
surrender, and to triumph in the
David Levy was on hand at the
airport to personally present
Mendelevich with Immigrant
Certificate No. 1 as he stepped off
the El Al plane that brought him
from Vienna. The certificate is
the first of the new series now
issued by the Absorption
Ministry instead of the Jewish
Agency as was the case in the
The 33-year-old Orthodox Jew
looked haggard from his long
ordeal and the excitement at-
tending his freedom. Speaking
fluent Hebrew, he told the
welcomers, "As you greet me, so
I greet you who are here building
Iosif Mendelevich
up this country. May we all
continue to observe the holy
commandments enjoined on us
by God."
According to his sister, Rivka
Dori of Gush Etzion who was at
the airport to meet him, Mendel-
evich insisted on walking from
Ben Gurion Airport to the
Western Wall in Jerusalem a
distance of some 40 miles, mostly
uphill. He said he had studied
maps while in prison and thought
the distance was not too great.
But friends and relatives deterred
him from undertaking that feat.
He was persuaded to travel by
car to the outskirts of the city
and continued his pilgrimage
from there on foot.
Soviet authorities decided to
release Mendelevich at this time
more than a year before he was
due to complete his 12 year
sentence and allow him to
leave for Israel remained a
mystery. All Begin would say, in
a radio appearance, was that the
Israeli government received hints
two days earlier that he might
soon be freed. He would not
explain where the hints came
from or how the release was
Levy told reporters at the air-
port that many friendly govern-
ments, organizations and indi-
viduals had been active in at-
tempting to obtain freedom for
Mendelevich but that much work
remained to be done to secure the
release of other Jews imprisoned
in the USSR.
Dulzin said Mendelevich's re-
lease was one of a number of re-
cent "signs" that give grounds to
hope that Jewish migration from
the Soviet Union this year would
be "much higher than last year."
He said that while Israel could
not read the Kremlin's motives,
the Jewish Agency's assessments
of these matters had proven fair-
ly accurate in the past.
DULZIN SAID that a desire
by the Soviets to improve re-
lations with the new American
Administration, the combined
efforts of world Jewry with
governments, international
bodies and even Communist
parties outside the USSR and
the ongoing Communist Party
Congress in Moscow usually an
occasion for amnesty, all con-
tributed to the hope for an up-
swing in emigration figures.
Israel Embassy
In Cairo
Israel Embassy in Cairo is this
week marketing its first anni-
versary as Israel's first diplomat
representation in an Arab
country and its staff members
they no longer feel like pioneers
but like "normal diplomats."
During the past year, 5,500
Israelis crossed the Neot Sinai
border post in the Sinai on their
way to Egypt by road, but only
300 Egyptian tourists have come
to Israel this way.
Maxine Schwaru
study program learning to speak
conversational Hebrew.
This summer the Schwartzes
will lead a U.J.A. FVAMILY
Mission to Israel. During the trip
their son will observe his Bar
Mitzvah at the Wall.
If you would like to make a
reservation, call the Tampa
Jewish Federation, 872-4451,
Phoda Davis.
Bibical Exhibit March 3
A Biblical Heritage
Exhibition, enabling viewers to
make a 5,000 mile pilgrimage in a
single day, will be at the Univrs-
ity of Tampa, Fletcher Lounge,
March 3, 4 and 5 from noon to 9
p.m. Admission is $3 with the
special price of 91.50 for
students, children and seniors.
Rabbi Lazar Rivkin, Chabad
Jewish Chaplain of the Univers-
ities of South Florida and Tampa
said, "It is designed primarily for
students and children, but all of
us are students where the Bible is
The exhibits include the Old
City of Jerusalem, The Temple,
The White Building of the
Sanhedrin set into the landscape
of the Jerusalem Hills, the
historical exhibits of the Tower of
David are all built of miniature
Continued on Page &

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday. February 27
Jerusalem: Highlight of Mission to Israel
heir tip to
It rat -ed by Mike Kass
,1 memb'
By Michael Kaaa
Although Jerusalem was the
-.reel we visited, it
study mission. As our bus
BMfjad the hat rwr.a:r-.r.g hfl tr.*r
old city of Jerusalem came into
view It was breathtaking
reminding us of scenes from old
Charlton Heston Bible movies It
was Friday and the city was
readying itself for the Sabbath.
Our first stop was the Western
Wall lover two thousand years
old) which is steeped in more
history, customs and tradition*
(Call me about your social news
. at 872-4470.)
A cheering welcome to a new Tampan land a new member of
Congregation Kol Ami).Sarah Rath Barke. born to Joha aad
Merilyn Barke on December 18. Sarah made her appearance at
Women's Hospital at 1 39 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds and was
20 inches long. Sarah is lucky enough to have a 2 year older
sister named Rachel, who I am sure will be a great help to
Mommy with her new baby! Proud Grandparents are Mr. and
Mr* Paul Burke of Rochester. NY and Dr. aad Mia. Saaoaer
Sapiro of Boston. Mass. Congratulations to ill of you.
We are glad to have the opportunity to congratulate a new
family on the birth of their child, aaicharl and Jady Maaowitz,
who just moved here in October, welcomed the birth of their
second son-Brian Matthew. Brian was born at 10:40 a.m. on
Jan. 29 at Women's Hospital. He wweighed 6 lb. 5 oz. 4 year old
David is mighty excited to have a new baby brother. The proud
Grandparents are Lilian aad Bea Markowitz of New York City
and Sonia aad Sam Maaowitz of Bricktown, N.J. Brian is also
lucky enough to have a Great Grandmother-Jennie Shadria of
Plantation. Fla. In a future edition, we will introduce the
Manowitzes to you in the "Meet Your New Neighbor" section of
this column.
Sheldon and Betty Shalett recently hosted a dinner party in
their home for guests attending the marriage ceremony of Larry
Shalett. Larry, a 1976 graduate of Chamberlain High School,
now lives and works in Houston, Texas. Larry chose to return to
Tampa with his fiancee. Cindy Harrington, to be married. Also
attending Cindy and Larry's wedding were Cindy's mother.
Mrs. Mary Rice, and Cindy's 8 year old daughter, Kathy. In
addition, Larry's mother, Mrs. Arthur Can fie Id, of Chicago and
Palm Beach, was here. Other relatives present at the festivities
were Tampans Bill and Bev Boas, (Bill is a cousin of Larry's);
Morrie and Jan Boas, of Chicago; and Betty Shalett's parents.
Stanley and Pearl Indley, of Hammond. Indiana. Partying with
young Kathy were her new cousins, Micki and Jessica Boas, and
her new 4 year old aunt. Rachel Shalett!
Following the ceremony. Larry and Cindy enjoyed a few
days in Palm Beach with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Can field
Our warmest and best wishes to all of you on this happy
The evening chapter of Women's American ORT had a
terrific February meeting with double fun due to a two part
program. First, ORT member Sydney Schwartz, who teaches
classes in dancercize taught the members how to exercise those
holiday bulges away. After a good hard, sweaty workout (oh,
excuse me my Mother always taught me that ladies don't
sweat, they just glow), everyone was ready for the second half of
the program. The latter portion was called the "Katz Kookie
Swa," named after past ORT president Wendy Katz (who no
longer resides in Tampa) but who thought up this unique idea a
few years ago. The way it works is tht each participant brings
eighteen homemade cookies to the meeting. Of these eighteen,
twelve are to swap with others and six go towards the evening's
refreshments. By the end of the evening, you not only have a full
stomach, but 12 new cookie recipes, and all the bulges are back
that Sydney worked off during the first half of the meeting!
Clever, huh?
A very happy and healthy February birthday to our friends
at the Jewish Towers who celebrate their special day this month.
A warm wish of congratulations to: Lillian Weinberger. Bertha
Kleiman. Marcia Mason. Amanda DeJesus, Gertrude Kern, Sam
Pullaro, Maurice Backman, Anna Wallace, Bernard Rich, Ann
Spector, Jack Antonoff, Fernando Cuebas, Carmen Mendez, and
William Krishner.
Also we have three sets of lovebirds at the Towers who are
celebrating their anniversaries this month: Congratulations to
Mr. and Mrs. L. Seara, Mr. and Mrs. W. Breenberger, and Mr.
and Mrs. F. Cuebaa.
Meet Jerry and Maxine Rosen who have moved to the
Carrollwood area of town. Maxine is originally from Toledo,
Ohio, and Jerry is originally from Elyria, Ohio, where the
Rosens lived for about 9 years. Then before coming to Tampa
they lived in California upon Jerry's joining the Real Estate
Management firm of McNeil Corporation. He moved to Tampa
by way of a transfer and is now a Regional Vice-president for the
McNeil Corp. The Rosens have two children-Eddie who is 9
years old and in the 3rd grade at Lake Magdeline Elementary
and 6 year old Sharon who is in the first grade at the same
school. Our new family is a member of Congregation Kol Ami
and Maxine is a member of ORT. The Rosens love to travel and
to really take advantage of sightseeing in whatever city in which
they are living. Maxine enjoys crafts such as quilting and
crocheting and hooking rugs and would love to start a crafts
club if anyone is interested and talented! Maxine, Jerry, eddie,
and Sharon love Tampa and said that they feel very lucky to be
living here. Well, we are mighty glad y'all are here too!
Until next week..........
that one can imagine There were
literallv tIk "^ of Jews
pravaag at the Wat They ranged
from the most Orthodox
Haasidici to the Reform ius>
The physical appearance of the
praying men ranged from black
to white, pay as and black mink
hats to styled hair, from formal
looking black suits and topcoats
to the most casually dressed in
the latest fashion jeans
We were able to venture into
the catacombs immediately
adjacent to the Wall. This
revealed addacnal praying men
The catacombs also produced an
80-foot shaft revealing the
original part of the Wall which
had been covered by many
centuries of flooding and the sub-
sequent rebuilding of different
parts of the city. The actial
exposed portion of the Wall
represents only a small franction
of the actual Wall which was
built, rebuilt and added onto over
many centuries.
Link Elozory wrote, "Of all
trips we hate ever taken, this was
the ultimate It u fast moving,
an intellectual experience the
most significant religious events
of our lives."
tampa participants in the National UJA Worker Training Mission to
Israel were ll-r front, Carmen Bolt, Diane Levine, Mike Levins, Hoot
Barnett. (back) Bob Bolt, Mike Kass, Janet Kass, LessBarnett, Annt
Elozory and Link Elozory. Not pictured is mission participant
Blossom Leibowitz
Defense Dep't. Course
Warns of Anti-Semitic Period Ahead
How do Jews in the United
States see themselves, and what
view do they hold of other ethnic
The question is part of the cur-
riculum of the 16-week course
given by the U.S. Department of
Defense at its Race Relations
Institute, where officers and
servicemen from all branches of
armed forces selected by their
commanders are being trained
as instructors for combatting
anti-Semitism and racial pre-
The answer, as outlined in a
special sub-course on "Jewish
American Culture" is:
JEWISH Americans generally
see themselves as Americans
first To most Jews there is no
conflict between being American.
Jewish and supporting Israel as a
nation. Their religion allows for
co-existence with other religions
without conflict.
Having suffered discrimination
and hostilities through centuries,
the fear of Jewish genocide
remains a fear for many Jews, the
military trainees are told. They
are also told that there exists an
"oppressive mentality'' among
some Jews which is perceived as
a cultural trait by many non-
Jews. Other Jewish fears, the
students learn, include anti-
Semitism, quota systems,
assimilation, marriage outside
Judaism, and a negative popu-
lation growth.
It is pointed out in the course
that Jewish Americans agree
with many other ethnic groups in
different areas, but that recent
events have focused on the dis-
parity between Jews and Black
Americans with whom Jews had
been going hand in hand in the
fight for civil rights.
JEWISH commitment to the
Black civil rights movement was
"strong and enduring" from the
very beginning of that move-
ment, it is emphasized. It is cited
that numerous Jewish congre-
gations, together with their
rabbis, were active in the Black
civil rights protests of the 1950's
and 1960's; Jews provided sub-
stantial money for the move-
ment; that they swelled the ranks
of demonstrators in large num
bers in Ctt ie nrmva iKo c.,. u
In the late 1960s, however,
Black criticism of Israel and anti-
Semitic statements broadcasted
by some militant Black leaders
alienated a significant number of
Jews from active participation in
the Black cause, the Defense
Department course relates. It
also points out that Jewish lead-
ers and rank-and-file participants
were being crowded out of some
civil rights organizations by
some new Black militants.
The stagnation developed with
the onset of affirmative action
quota systems under Blacks were
given preference over Whites in
being accepted in universities
despite their lower passing
grades in examinations. Jews
M well as many non-Jewish
whites called this "reverse dis-
crimination" while Blacks
heralded it. the military course on
lews stresses. It explains that
.lews oppose quotas, remem-
bering the quota restrictions
against them in the 1930s and
1940s. It stresses that a negative
impact on Black Jewish relations
was the contact the U.S. Ambas-
sador to the United Nations,
Andrew Young, a Black leader,
had with the Palestine Liberation
THERE IS no other country in
the world where the military is
being given a basic and extensive
course about Jews with a view to
combatting anti-Semitism and
depicting the contributions that
Jews make to the general pro-
cess of the country.
The course of the U.S. Depart-
ment of Defense encompasses
many aspects of Jewish life in the
United States and its contents
does not lend itself to a proper
summary in a short article. The
course had been introduced des-
pite the fact that major Jewish
organizations dealing with pro-
tecting Jewish civil rights and
fighting anti-Semitism are ac-
tively engaged in pressuring the
U.S. government not to include
Jews as Jews in the U.S. popu-
lation census.
They are against indentifying
the 5.800.00 Jews in the country
as an ethnic group among the
60 other ethnic groups listed in
the census. This policy of Jewish
organizations has been criticized
not only because it creates the
false impression that there are no
Jews at all living the U.S. but
also because it undermines
Jewish identity.
THE U.S. Department of
Defense ignores the self-denial
policy of the Jewish groups who
do not want Jews to be identified
as Jews. Its course on Jews is
evidence of that. Also, the fact
that there are Jewish chaplains in
all branches of the Armed Forces
ministering to Jewish cultural
and religious needs of the Jewish
servicemen. "How would we
know to put a Mogen David
marker on the grave of a fallen
Jewish soldier or officer, if we
would not have him on the record
as Jewish?", the military' argu-
ment goes.' We would have to
a marker with a cross on the
grave and Jews would certainly
not like that."
In analyzing the present status
of the Jews in the United States,
the Defense Department course
emphasizes that the Jewish
Imputation consists mostly of
middle class people who. due to
their good education and hard
work, succeeded in developing an
ethnic economic network that has
provided stability for the major-
ity of Jews in the country.
AT THE SAME the attention
of the students is drawn to the
fact that although Jews worked
hard to reach their present econ-
omic position, there are. never-
theless, elements in the country'
that use the economic progess of
the Jews for the nefarious
purpose of inciting to anti-Jewish
Jewish Americans, the military
are told, are all too well aware of
how tenuous their economic
position is. "Changes in public
opinion may be swift and victim-
focus on Jewish Americans for
our present economic situation is
a real possibility," the course
Computerized Income Tax Returns and
Accounting Records
Enrolled to Represent Taxpayers Before the
Internal Revenue Service
Member Florid. Society of Enrolled Agent.
Accredited by the AccrediUtloa Conndl for Accountancy
1220 S Dale Mabry, Suite 206
Tampa, Florida 33609
Office (813) 256-3781
Residence: (813)835-9331

.. Jems
i: Elaine Kelman, Sandra Gould, and Don Fisher
Second Row: Ricki Lewis, June Lieberman. Harriet Cohen and Linda
I Davis
Third Row: Mark Lewis, Christy Reddish. Marjone Arnoldi, and Dale
Seated: Aiiya Kruzhzov, Pate' Pies Helferd and Muriel Feldman
Second Row: Sandy Kemper Michelle Unterberger, Anne Thai,
Di nise Neuwirth and Thelma Karp
Third Row: Donna Davis. Mike Brunhild. Juliette Rodriguez, Jeremy
Brochin, Danny Thro. Dr Am<>- Shapira, Dean of the Tel Aviv
University Law School
Seated: Jane Finkelstein. Pauline Silvia
Second Row: Ed Finkelstein, Rhoda Davis, A be Davis-Wasserberger
Third Row: Gary Alter and Peter Donnelly.
Staffs Aid Campaign
Kmployees of many of the
'immunity agencies, including
lumpa Jewish Federation,
lumpa Jewish Community
' enter, Tampa Jewish Social
Service, the Jewish Towers.
Hillel Foundation and B'nai
B'rlth Youth Organization, met
recently on behalf of the 1981
lumpa Jewish Federation
Campaign. Dr. Amos Shapira.
Dean of Tel Aviv University Law
School addressed the group.
"We were extremely pleased
with the recognition of the needs
for the 1981 Campaign and the
response from our colleagues",
(iary Alter, Tampa Jewish
federation Executive Director,
stated. "We are expecting to
have 100 percent participation
from our communal agencies and
we hope that this demonstration
of deep concern for our people's
needs will serve as an inspiration
to our entire community", Alter
Attending the luncheon
meeting were: First Row seated.
L-R: Elaine Kelman, Sandra
Gould, Don Fisher, Ilya
Kruzhkov. Pate1 Pies Helferd.
Muriel Feldman, Jane Finkel-
stein, Pauline Silvia. Second
Row. L-R: Ricki Lewis. June
J-ieberman, Harriet Cohne, Linda
Uavis. Sandy Kemper, Michelle
Unterberger, Anne Thai, Denise
Neuwirth. Thelma Karp. Ed
Finkelstein, Khoda Davis, Abe
Third Row, L-R: Mark Lewis,
Christy Reddish, Margorie
Amaldi. Dale Johnson. Donna
Davis. Mike Brunhild, Juliette
Rodriguez, Jeremy Brochin.
Danny Thro, Dr. Amos Shapira.
Dean. Tel Aviv University, Gary
Alter and Peter Donnelly.
Children's Camp
and Teen Tour
Consulting Service
i ect m I
Workshop Well Received By Leaders
A campaign workshop-seminar
held Feb. 15 for Tampa Jewish
Federation campaign leadership
was enthusiastically received by
the men and women involved in
the 1981 Tampa Jewish
Federation-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign.
The workshop was organized
by Joel Karpay. Campaign Vice
Chairman, and featured Gerald
Flanzbaum, a member of UJA's
Operation Upgrade Advisory
In attendance were: Joel
Kaipay, Maril Jacobs, Mike
Levine. Les Barnett. Hope
Barnett, Dr. Carl Zielonka. Wally
Wallace. Roger Mock. Lilly
Kaufmann. Marlene Steinberg,
Mildred Plaxsun. Anne
Margolin. Becky Margolin.
Henry Brown. Michael Kass.
Nancy Linsky, Franci Rudolph,
Michelle Goldstein. Alice Israel.
Ben Greenbaum. Abe Davis-
Wasserberger and Gary Alter.
Call to Action for Jewish Women
"Each and every financial
commitment to the Tampa
Jewish Federation-UJA Cam-
paign counts. And your gift, like
your time and your energy, is an
expression of your personal
commitment to the survival of
the Jewish people." emphasized
Nancy Linsky and Francie
Rudolph, co-chairmen of the
Women's Division Campaign of
the Tampa Jewish Federation.
In the first four decades, the
National Women's Division, with
the support of local women's
division campaigns, has con-
tributed to the safety and well
being of Jews in Israel and
around the world through:
Assisting in the absorption of
immigrants; building nursery
schools and libraries; expanding
vocational training programs;
improving housing facilities;
resettling Holocaust survivors:
enriching the lives of children and
adults: helping the elderly, the
handicapped, the disadvantaged.
By the early 1940's, groups of
Jewish women sponsored rallies,
and collected small sums of
money from friends and neigh-
By 1946, with the founding of
the Women's Division, Jewish
women wer raising 10 percent of
UJA's total campaign. In 1948.
with the establishment of the
State of Israel, women raised $18
Busy Weekend at Kol Ami
The adults and religious school
students of Congregation Kol
Ami have a busy weekend ahead
of them.
Tomorrow evening the Social
Committee has arranged a "Jai
Alai Night." Chairperson Dr.
Richard Kanter said. "This has
always been a popular activity
with our members. We have
reserved the best seats in the
house and planned a bagels and
lox snack afterwards. We all plan
to have a good time."
On Sunday students of Kol
Ami's religious school will be
participating in a "Zimria"
(Jewish Music Festival) being
held at Congregation Beth
Shalom, Clearwater. Students
from four Tampa Bay
Synagogues will be performing in
this very special program.
Kol Ami's students*have been
practicing three Hfbrew songs
during the past weeks and
eagerly look forward to meeting
students from other schools. The
public is invited to join in the fun
which begins at 7 p.m.
Progress continues to be made
on Kol Ami's new synagogue
facility. Al of the structural walls
are in place and the roof should
be jip within the next few weeks.
million. During the Yom Kippur
War. women raised S68 million
out of a total of $660 million. In
1978, the figure was $70 million,
or 12 percent of the regular
Today, Jewish women continue
to support Israel and Diaspora
Jewry, raising 17 percent of the
total campaign, or $90 million, in
Locally, Tampa's Jewish
women raised $122,000 in 1980.
or 17 percent of the annual
campaign of the Tampa Jewish
Women have worked miracles
for Jewish survival don't slow
down now .
Respond to human need and
Jewish distress
Reach out to Jews in trouble
spots around the globe
Support Jewish communal
agencies and services at home.
When you are called by a
Tampa Jewish Federation
volunteer, respond by saying
"Yes, I want to stand up and be
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This message is a call to Action
for Jewish Women on behalf of
the Tampa Jewish Federation.
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Friday. February- 27. 1961
Volume 3
23-1 ADAH 5741
Number 8
FT/ten iVte Phone Rings, Answer
When the Phone Rings. Answer the Call!
Sunday, March 1, is Super Sunday. A Super Day to
say the most quoted words of Abraham, "Henani,
Here I Am." Here I am to help my fellow Jews in
Tampa, b they school children or seniors. Here I am
to see that our Jewish Social Service Agency is
strong and able to meet the needs of our community.
Here I am to help Jews in Europe, the fragment
which remains of a once mighty Jewish population.
Here I am to help Israel not only to shoulder its
burdens of education and health services of the high
quality we Jews demand, but also helping a country
which has only been in existance 33 years to absorp
Jews looking to return to their homeland.
Just say 'Here I Am and want to do my part."
Then you will have given yourself a Super Day.
Happy Birthday, Hadassah
Happy Birthday .
Hadassah was sixty-eijjht years old on Tuesday.
It is the largest women's volunteer organization in
the United, States. For years, people explained its
,steady growth as the exception that proves the rule,
volunteerism, Hadassah's leaders were warned
by futurists, is "against the tide." However, while
fads come and go, and their ranks swell and diminish
according to fashion yoga, gourmet cookery,
tennis Hadassah has over 370,000 members. They
are young career women, housewifely great-grand-
mothers, actresses and college professors. And
Hadassah's tribe is on the steady increase.
What is the appeal that welds this diverse
humanity into such an effective movement? We
think it is the belief in "peoplehood" of the Jews: to
perpetuate a culture, to build a nation and to be
responsible for each other. That is the difference
between "giving to a good cause" and "belonging"
to Hadassah.
Hadassah is not a philanthropy, but a
movement. At a time when styles and values change
faster than the average person can tolerate, when
alienation is found in the workplace and in the home,
Hadassah is a sisterhood committed to goals beyond
individual self-gratification.
Some of these goals require sacrifice, discipline
and endurance to achieve. Just as Moses never
entered the Promised Land. Henrietta Szold
founder of Hadassah did not live to see the rebirth
of the State of Israel. But she knew, when she died in
1945 at the Hadassah University Hospital on Mount
Scopus, that she and her "effective force of
American-Jewish women" had helped to lay the
infrastructure for the Jewish State through the
health and education systems they pioneered.
Henrietta Szold passed on with the knowledge
that she founded a movement of trained disciples to
carry on the practical Zionism to which she gave her
life and through which her life was enhanced.
Our Readers Write
EDITOR: The Jewish Floridian:
Tampa. Largo, Seminole, St.
Petersburg, Clear-water members
of Women's American ORT
(Organization for Rehabilitation
through Training) will join with
HO,000 of their co-members in
OVer 1260 chapters from coast to
BOast in observing ORT Day 19K1
on March 11 This marks the
tart ul OH I ,,i century of
en ice to the Jewish people. We
h lid teas, meetings, recep-
nd conduct ohonathons
and walkathons to increase
support of OKI's global
vocational and technical educa-
tion program.
All those interested in joining
Women's American ORT may
on tact the organization at:
Address: 600 By Pass Rd.,
Clear-water, Fla .'J:i.r)16, Phone
Number: 813-461-6600. If no
answer, call 586-4961.
Sincerely yours,
fran brie km an
It's Love at
First Sight
(JTA, Secretary of State
Alexander Haig told Israeli
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir here over the
weekend that the U.S. and
Israel have common
strategic aims and that the
two countries must work
together to achieve them.
Haig made his remarks in
delivering a toast to Shamir at a
dinner party given in the Israeli
diplomats honor by Ambassador
and Mrs. Ephraim Evron at the
Israeli envoy's residence.
Shamir s visit to Washington
marks the first high level meeting
between Prime Minister
Menachem Begin s government
and the Reagan Administration.
Shamir met with President
Reagan at the White House on
IN HIS TOAST to Haig. the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency was
informed. Shamir spoke of the
pillars'' that support Israeli-
American friendship and said
that the differences between the
two countries can be worked out
in a spirit of frankness.
Responding to this. Haig said.
The U.S. benefits from
frankness and views (expressed)
without equivocation.'' He
added. We have an underlying
commonality of strategic in-
terest. Our relationship will
always be viewed by strategic
realities that bind Israel and the
U.S., and frankness will be the
ultimate guide and framework of
our relationship
Haig lauded Shamir for the
manner in which he conducted his
initial conversations with top
American officials during his
LEADING American govern-
ment officials in foreign affairs
attended the dinner. In addition
U> Haig, they included Defense
Secretary Casper Weinberger:
U.S. Ambassador to the United
Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick;
Richard Allen, the President's
National Security Adviser;
Walter Stoessel. Undersecretary
of State for Political Affairs:
Nicholas Veliotis, who is ex-
pected to be named Assistant
Secretary of State for Middle
East affairs; Gen. Brent
Scowcroft, who was chairman of
the National Security Council in
the Nixon Administration; and
the U.S. Ambassador to Israel,
Samuel Lewis.
Others present included Sens.
Edward Zorinsky (D., Neb.) and
Larry Pressler (R., S.D.I; Rep.
Sidney Yates (D.. HI.), dean of
the Jewish delegation in
Congress; Ivan Novick.
president of the Zionist Organi-
zation of America: Moshe Zack,
editor of Maariv; and former
syndicated columnist Joseph
Donor Brunch
Tampa Chapter and the Ameet
Group of Hadassah, will cele-
brate the achievement of their
goals at the "Circle of Life
Champagne Brunch", Sunday
morning, March 1 at 10:30 a.m.t
the Host International Hotel.
Hadassah, the Woman's
Zionist Organization of America,
is ooserving the 120th anniver-
sary of the borth of its founder,
Henrietta Szold. Szold was bom
in 1860, in Baltimore, Maryland.
At a time when most people
believed "wotnan'sc is in the
home," Henrietta Szold com-
bined household duties with a
full-timereer. She was a pioneer in
starting a new career at the age of
52, when Zionism became the
ruling passion of her life. Pel
Americans shared that passion
then, most had never heard of
7Don't Want to
Talk About It'
Have you ever said, "No, not that much" "j
don't want to take about it" ... "You are
judgemental" "How dare you?" "Well
you're different" "I know my gift is not credible!
but that's all I'm going to give" "It's your
priority, not mine" "You have a chip on your
shoulder because you give mso much" ... "\ do
other things"!
I've often thought to myself why? First of all,
why do people feel threatened or negative and
secondly, why do volunteers continue to work at this
seemingly thankless job.
The first question is fairly complex why all the
What nice Jewish boy or girl grows up and goes
around asking for money? Therefore, in some
people's minds, the person asking can't be nice so
I just won't see them I don't have to, that's ok.
Also, who wants to part with money its not easy
to come by I work hard for it, it's mine to do as I
please I don't want someone making me feel guilty
for what I want to forget just let me assimilate
do a little here and there for my Temple, Synagogue,
JCC, organization and that is enough! There are
educational program, "Proclaim Liberty," Young
Leadership Development seminars, Community
Relations programs, Holocause Memorial Day (Yom
Hashoa), anti-semitism discussions all year long
I can go to thes things which doesn't cost
anything to me or maybe a little, but that's Rewish
And now comes the Tampa Jewish
Federation- United Jewish Appeal Campaign
my friend and acquaintances start calling .
Haven't I already done enough?
.Chances are the person who is calling has seen, or
heard of Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Memorial in
Israel). Your friend has seen your family and mine
starting oit on graphic pictures with black eyes -
two million children under 14 years of age four
million adults.
Your friend has listened to the story of a widow in
Israel who came from Irag two children under
three and a husband who was hanged within an hour
after being taken away from their comfortable home.
Your friend has said Kaddish with a man whose son
at 23 was killed defending Israel from Arabs.
Your friend has heard the old woman who is in a
nursing home in Israel say, "Bless you, Bless you"
and remembers the wrinklrd of history in her face
and the blanket vmzcvnvshhe stumps which were
once active legs. Your friend remembers that once
this woman was like her young, vibrant, able to
contribute to the lives of others.
Your friend remembers the young Israeli soldier
who said, "Nobody skips classes in the Army we
know we'll need our training we learn for real here
Iy die if I miss a class that teaches me what I need
for that one moment."
Your friend remembers walking into the bomb
shelter in the Golan Heights near the border between
Israel and Lebanon seeing cribes lined up on the
Your friend and mine remembers the local agencies
funded and that your family and mine accept dollars
for the Social Service, JCC, and Hillel School to
mention a few.
Your friend knows that we in this Tampa com-
munity need more for our families your friend
knows he or she can count on you because we have to
we MUST. We certainly can't count on the world
look at the U.N. votes.
Your friend also knows all of the excuses we start
.out with this year how about putting them aside,
make yourself proud, show you really do care
Don't make it hard don't make your friend have
to say why am I doing this to myself and then
have to flash back to the old woman, or the six
million dead to give him strength to call you ... we
are all Jews together let's show it!
Your friend,
Hope Bamett
Tampa Jewish Federation

Friday. February 27,1981
The Jewish Floridian ofTatnpa
Page 5
Supervising Volunteers in Resettlement |
NEW YORK Recruitment,
Itrainingi management and other
{aspects of volunteer programs in
[tru. area of Soviet Jewish reset-
tlement will be explored at a
((inference April 1-2, sponsored
I In tl' Council of Jewish Women,
the National Center for Citizen's
I Involvement, and the United
Jewish Appeal Federation of
Washington, D.C.
Lay and professional coor-
[ rjinators of volunteer programs
are invited to attend this con-
I, i. nee on "Voluntarism and
Resettlement!" which will cover
the general philosophy and prac-
tice of voluntarism in Jewish
communal organizations, as well
as the specific experience of
Soviet Jewish resettlement. The
Holiday Inn in Bethesda, Mary-
land, will be the meeting site.
From 1978 to 1980, the mas-
m\ e emigration of Soviet Jews to
the United States made reset-
i lenient an emergency effort
requiring immediate attention.
Nearly 50,000 emigres were set-
tled in American communities
during thus period, with the help
of both local funds and a mat-
ching grant from the Federal
government, administered by
CJF. The resettlement effort
necessitated the recruitment and
placement of large numbers of
volunteers, many supervised by
program directors who had not
received extensive prior training.
The current relative calm in
resettlement efforts offers an
opportunity for assessing the role
of volunteer services in this area.
It is believed that volunteer coor-
dinators trained in resettlement
represent a valuable community
resource which may be put to use
in other programs.
"Voluntarism and Resttle-
ment" will open Wednesday,
April 1, with luncheon and a key-
note address, followed by work-
shops, organized by city size, on
New York Theatre
Offers 6 Day Course
Six days of seminars, meetings
with actors, reviewers and
viewing of the best shows on
Broadway and off-Broadway
make up the fifth annual New
York Theatre course offered by
the University of Tampa Division
of Continuing Education.
The intensive course runs May
10-15 and is open to the general
public on a non-credit basis. The
tour will be led by Francis Gillen,
chairman of the Division of
Humanities. It begins and ends
in New York City.
Among the plays scheduled for
this year's trip are Evtta which
Continued from Page 1
The full size figure of the
High Priest is accurately dressed
from his flittering breastplate
with the spaces for the names of
Twelve Tribes to the
ing bells sewn onto the
hems of hie garments. Small chil-
dren will love the many Biblical
inimals in the exhibit as well as
the Biblical Noah's Ark model
with animals.
The exhibits are accompanied
by individual continuously
playing tapes which share the
display with the 280 piece slide
show of Israel in full color. This
exhibit has been visited by over
U'io.uou people in cities across the
United States and Canada as well
i- in Israel and is sponsored by
the Center for Jewish Culture in
the United States.
For group rates and special
showing call 985-7926 or 971-
won seven Tony awards,
eluding best musical, and
Children of a Lesser God, which
also won a Tony as best dramatic
play of 1980.
The course includes a morning
seminar with T.E. Kalem, theatre
critic for Time magazine, post-
performance interviews with
actors and actresses; and tours of
a costume factory and the New
York Public Theater complex.
Four more plays, some Broad-
way, some Off-Broadway, will be
"The course is intended to
make each person a more per-
ceptive theatre-goer by showing
and discussing each step from
script writing, financing, casting,
costuming and directing through
the review itself." D. Gillen said.
"All that is needed is an interest
in the theatre and a desire to
learn more. Each previous group
has grown in its awareness of the
unique experience which is the
Broadway theatre."
The course schedule will be
busy with discussions and plays,
but there will be time to enjoy
sightseeing inhthe city.
The course is offered to the
public through the Division of
Continuing Education. The cost
is $325, which includes plays,
hotel room in the theatre district,
seminars and tours. A $75
deposit is due by March 1. so that
hotel and theatre reservations
can be confirmed. Interested
persons should contact Dr. Gillen
at J 53-8861. extension 422 or the
Division of Continuing
Education, extension 223.
recruitment, motivation-reten-
tion, professional supervision,
and planning and evaluation.
Activities on Thursday, April
2, will begin with sessions on
"Community Relations Public
Relations" and "Individual and
Agency Roles and Functions
Building a Model Interaction."
Issues such as funding, training,
recruiting youth, and mobilizing
senior adult volunteers will be
For further information,
queries should be addressed to
Simcha Goldberg, Soviet Jewish
Resettlement Unit, Council of
Jewish Federations, 575
U'xington Ave, NY, NY 10022;
The CJF is the association of
200 Federations, Welfare Funds
and Community Councils which
serve nearly 800 communities
and embrace over 95 percent of
the Jewish population of the
United States and Canada.
Established in 1932, the Council
serves as a national instrument
to strengthen the work and the
impact of Jewish Federations
through leadership in developing
programs to meet changing needs
in the Jewish community'
through the exchange of suc-
cessful experiences to assure the
most effective community ser-
vices; through establishing
guide;ines for fund raising and
operation; and through joint
national planning and action on
common purposes dealing with
local, regional, national and
international needs.
Fresh Nova
Creamed and Pickled Herring
Autonomy Talks
Demoted as Priority
The Reagan Administration
made it clear that while it is
willing to have the West Bank-
Gaza Strip autonomy talks
resume, its first concern is the
"deteriorating position of the
West" in the Middle East.
The matter arose when the
State Department was asked
about a press report that senior
State Department officials see no
value in having the talks now
among Egypt. Israel and the
United States on the autonomy
The talks have been stalled
since last May. and Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat indicated
last week that resumption of the
autonomy negotiations should be
postponed until after the Israeli
elections June 30.
question on the present U.S. view
on resumption of the talks, De-
partment spokesman William
Dyess made the following
"We remain fully committed
for a comprehensive peace in the
Middle East. We are ready to
participate for further
discussions in the context of the
Camp David framework at a time
mutually agreeable to Egypt and
Israel. We remain hopeful that
participation in these discussions
can be broadened at an ap-
propriate time with the agree-
ment of our partners. We are
convinced, however, that the
highest priority of the United
States in that region should be to
arrest the deteriorating position
of the West vis a vis Soviet
Union. Achievement of that goal
will itself provide a beneficial
context for the future of the peace
( process."
Asked whether this meant that
the resumption of the autonomy
talks would be placed behind the
security issue, and that he was
suggesting a delay in recon-
vening the autonomy talks,
Dyess replied "not necessarily.
You can proceed on both tracks."
DYESS ALSO said that the
United States is "consulting with
governments in the area"
regarding what he called the
West's deterioration. He pointed
to Soviet occupation of Afghan-
istan, the Iraq-Iran war and the
holding of American hostages for
444 days in Teheran as evidence
of this deterioration.
On other matters, Dyess said
that he was "aware" that an
Israeli "incursion" took place in
Lebanon against Palestine
Liberation Organization in-
stallations. "As I noted before,"
he said, "this is a matter of
concern. It adds to tension in the
area. There is nothing more
specific that I have to say."
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday. February 27,1^
Osterwell, Corwin Chair
Sidewalk Art Festival
Leslie Osterweil and Ted
Corwin are chairmen of the 11th
Annual Gasparilla Sidewalk Art
Festival. The festival will be held
March 7 and 8 on the Riverfront
adjacent to the Tampa Museum
behind Curtis Hixon Convention
Annually a successful art event
as well as a community hap-
pening, the show this year will
have 300 artists accepted by pre-
juror Alain DuBois, Curator of
Contemporary Art at the St.
Petersburg Museum of Fine
Arts. Exhibits will include
painting, sculpture, pottery,
jewelry, photography and
Time magazine art critic
Robert Hughes is the show judge
and may be familiar as the writer-
narrator of the PBS series The
Shock of the New.
Leslie Osterweil is active in the
preschool parents group of the
Jewish Community Center and is
a vice president of Schaarai
Zedek Sisterhood. She has been
deeply involved in the Tampa
Ted Corwin is the Director of
Administration for the law firm
of ("ark-ton. Fields, Ward,
Emmanuel Smith & Cutler, and
is a past treasurer of the Tampa
Jewish Federation.
The chairmen are delighted
with the poster developed by
Curt Cline for this year's festival
and hope that the poster will be
the first of a series of posters
created expressly for the festival.
Copies of the poster will be
available for purchase at the art
Congregation Kol Ami will
hold a Membership Tea for
prospective members Wed-
nesday. March 4 at 8 p.m. Those
interested in attending should
contact the congregation office,
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Conference on
Jewish Students
This Weekend
The Third Annual Southeast
Conference of Jewish Students,
with students from the
University of Miamo, University
of South Florida, including New
College in Sarasota), University
of Tampa and Tulane University
will be held this weekend, Feb. 27
to March 1. The wilderness
weekend will be held at Camp
Theme for the weekend is
"Interpersonal Relationships:
Dating, Sexuality and Com-
Leading the weekend will be
Dr. Judah Landis, Clinical
Psychologist. Palo Alo, Calif.
Considered one of the foremost
Jewish thinkers and author of
Jewish Meditation, he received
this Ph.D. from Stanford in 1964.
He was a Woodrow Wilson
Foundation scholar 1957-58 and
was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Besides the study aspects of
the weekend activities will in-
clude canoeing, campfire and an
optional trip to Disneyworld.
Students interested in attending
may call 971-6768 and ask for
Rabbi Rivkin.
Community Calendar
Friday, Ftb. 27
I (Candlehghting time 6:09)
ORT (Bay
Saturday, Fab. 21
Jewish Towers Monthly Birthday Party 7:30 p.m.
Horizons) Bridge Night -8 p.m.
Sunday/ Merck 1
Brandon Jewish Chavurah Board Meeting 9:30 Super Sunday
-Tampa Jewish Federation at the JCC 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, March 2
Congregation Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Board Meeting at
10:30 a.m. and General Meeting and Luncheon at noon
Hodossah Board Meeting 10:30 a.m B'nai B'rith Women
Board Meeting noon Hillel Area Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Jewish Women for Jewish Survival General Meeting 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3
Congregation Rodeph Sholom "Lunch and Learn" noon
Women's Division Campaign Cabinet Meeting 9-10:30 a.m.
ORT (evening chapter) Board Meeting 8 p.m. Hadassah-
Ameet Board Meeting -8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4
1 Congregation Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Luncheon 11 30 a.m.
I Congregation Schaaroi Zedek Brotherhood Board Meeting -
% 7:30 p.m. Congregation Kol Ami Sisterhood Board Meeting -
i 7:45 p.m. Congregation Rodeph Sholom Board Meeting 8
% p.m.
Thursday, March 5
I JCC Food Co-op 10 o.m.-12:30 p.m. ORT (evening and
% daytime chapters) Bowling 9:30 a.m.
I\i\Am\t iiirh A
rniiejy, tnerwn o
(Candlehghting time 6:13)
Rhoda L. Karpay
Specializing in
Commercial and
Out of State Toil Free
Roberta and Stuart Golding
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Harriet Sara, to
David J.L. Scher, son of Dr.
I.eslie and Rayla Scher and the
late Eve Scher of Bournemouth,
Miss Golding attended the
Kansas City Art Institute and
holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree in Graphic Design. She
lives in Toronto and handles
public relations for Ginko
Mr. Scher received his
Bachelor of Science degree in
Economics from the University
of Wales. He also is a Fellow of
the Institute of Chartered
Accountants. He is vice-
president for finance of
Magnasonic Canda Inc. in
A November 28th wedding is
planned at Congregation
Schaarai Eedek.
The marriage of Pate Deane
Pies, program director of the
Jewish Community Center to
Captain Michael Lewis Helferd,
United States Army, was
solemnized January 4 with Rabbi
Nartin Sandberg officiating.
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. Sally Pies, Rochester, NY.,
and the late Max Pies. She is the
granddaughter of Mrs. B.
Rolkowitz also of Rochester.
The groom is the son of Retired
Lt. Col. Lynn and M argot
Helferd of Washington, D.C.. and
the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugo Selig of Pittsburgh.
Wedding attendants were
Captain Endrew and Fran Dickie
and Richard and Susan Gold-
Out of town guests included
Captain Helferd's parents and
sister Patli. his grandparents
Linda and John Deutsch.
Pate" Pies Helferd is a
graduate of the University of
Rochester with a degree in
Psychology. Captain Helferd, a
graduate of West Point, is
assigned to the Operations
Captain Michael and Pate'
Helferd followinn their marriage
January 4.
Division of the Joint Communic-
alkms Support Element of
Readiness Command at MacDill
Air Base.
The couple honeymooned in
Antigua. Aest Indies, and will
continue to live in Tampa.
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Tfa Jewish Fbridiart of Tampa
Page 7----
Mendelevich is Free Man on Way to Israel
if Mendelevich, the last
ish imprisoned 1970
bningrad hijack trial
fendant, arrived here
r his unexpected release
a prison camp in the
viet Union and departed
,rtly afterwards for
ael on an El Al flight due
Ben Gurion Airport.
The 33 year-old Orthodox Jew,
,n to be reunited with his
ther and sister who live in
ael. looked haggard from the
Ifects of his prolonged detention
st October.
He said on his arrival at
ienna airport, "I thank the Al-
jghtv for having secured my
lease." He was in tears when he
presented with a prayer book
d tefilin (phylacteries) by
Singer, director
lorth American branch
World Jewish Congress, who met
him at the airport along with Dr.
Gerhart Riegner, secretary
general of the WJC, and Israel's
Ambassador to Austria, Elissar
Ben Yaakov.
THE SURPRISE release of
Mendelevich, who served nearly
11 years of a 12-year sentence in
prisons and forced labor camps,
was arranged privately by the
World Jewish Congress, specif-
ically its president, Edgard
Bronfman, through his personal
relationship with Anatoly
Dobrynin, the Soviet Ambassa-
dor in Washington.
WJC sources said the major
factor in the unprecedented
negotiations between a private
organization and the Soviet
government was Bronfman's
relationship with the Russian
envoy. According to the WJC's
Geneva office, when Mendelevich
left the USSR, he was directed to
ask for a Mr. Singer, the WJC
official and identify himself to
him when he reached Vienna.
Singer was apparently involved
by Bronfman in the negotiations
for Mendelevich's release.
Mendelevich's family in Israel
had not had direct contact with
him for several years. Because of
his hunger strike to protest the
denial of religious artifacts and
other maltreatment, they were
particulary concerned for his
health. Recently, his sister, Riv-
ka Dori, a resident of Gush
Elzion, received a disturbing
message from friends in Moscow
who said that their inquiries into
the condition of Mendelevich,
who was transferred to the Perm
36 prison labor camp in the Urals
a year ago, had elicited a reply
from the camp commandant that
the prisoner was no longer there.
HIS APPARENT disappear
ance gave rise to fear that he was
seriously ill and tranferred to a
hospital or that he may have
died. Premier Menachem Begin
who met with Dori in Jerusalem
Monday, told her that Ambassa-
dor Dobrynin had promised over
the weekend that he would make
inquiries as to Mendelevich's
whereabouts. Begin did not ela-
Mendelevich was one of 12
persons charged at the Leningrad
trial with being the ringleaders of
a plot to seize a Soviet aircraft,
fly it to a neutral country and
make their way to Israel. Twc
others, Eduard Kuznetzov and
Mark Dymshits, were sentenced
to death, later commuted to 15
Open House
The B'nai B'rith Youth Or-
ganization will hold an Open
House at the Jewish Community
Center Tuesday, March 3 at 7
p.m., according to Mike
Brunhild, North Florida Council
Assistant Director.
"I invite all interested to come
see the new BBYO office at the
JCC." said Brunhild. The office
was moved to Tampa following
his appointment to this position.
Following the Open House,
there will be a meeting of parents
and teens interested in starting
an AZA or BBG chapter on the
Northside. This meeting is
scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.
Contact Mike Brunhild at 872-
4451 for further information.
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Pictured with Dr. Amos Shapiro, Dean of the University of Tel Aviv Law School, is the 1981
Leadership Development Steering Committee. Dr. Shapiro addressed a recent Leadership
Development meeting. (L-R Back) Dr. Bob Goldstein, Bruce Goldstin, Norman Rosenthal
(Front) Sydelle VogeL, David Vogel, Barbara Goldstein, Jane Rosenthal, Dr. Shapiro, Lilli
Kaufmann, Brian Abies and Dr. Barry Kaufmann.
Super Sunday
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years imprisonment. They were
released in 1979 in a prisoner ex-
change that also included im-
prisoned Soviet Jewish dissident
Aleksander Ginsburg.
reportedly in exchange for two
Soviet spies serving 50 year
sentences in the U.S. Two re-
maining defendants of the Lenin-
grad trial, Ukrainians Yuri
Federov and Aleksei Murzhenko,
are still imprisoned.
Mendelevich had been sen-
tenced to 15 years, later reduced
on appeal to 12. Singer told
reporters here that he considered
the release as a sign that the
Soviets want to improve relations
with the United States, especially
since it was a unilateral gesture
and no prisoner exchange was
B'nai B'rith Women, Simcha
Chapter 1661, will hold an Art
Auction at the Davis Island
Garden Club, Saturday, March 7.
The art auction will be held at the
Davis Island Garden Club with
the preview at 7:30 and the
auction scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
The donation of $2 per person
includes refreshments and door
Adult Basketball
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Chase Realty 9.1
International 8-2
Quality Copy 7.3
Karpay Assoc. 6-4
Mexico Grande 6-4
Truck and Parts
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Holland and Knight 4-6
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Robert's Produce 1.9
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, February 27
in Puff of Business as Usual
Reagan's Pro-Israel Advisers Do Disappearing Act
London Chronicle Syndicate
President Ronald Reagan's
apparent decision to shunt
aside several of his more
prominent "pro-Israel
advisers during the
campaign in favor of the
more traditional State De-
partment "Arabists" is
raising doubts about the
direction of his Middle
Eastern policy.
These concerns were further
reinforced by the strong indi-
cations that the new Admin-
istration is about to approvei
what the Carter Administration
had not: Saudi Arabia's pressing
demand for advanced "offensive"
accessories for its 62 F-15 fighter
bombers, which are scheduled to
start arriving in Saudi Arabia
later this year.
PROBABLY THE most con-
spicuous absenses from the
Reagan Administration are Dr.
Joseph Churba, the former chiel
Middle East expert at U.S. Ail
Force Intelligence who is now
president of the Washington-
based Center for International
Security, a private group; Prof.
Raymond Tanter, of the Univer-
sity of Michigan; Prof. Eugene
Rostow, the former Undei
Secretary of State during the
Johnson Administration, wh<
now teaches at the Yale Law
School; and Prof. Robert Tucker,
of Johns Hopkins University.
Each had worked hard during
the campaign; so far, none has
!>een asked to join the Admin-
istration. Indeed, with each
passing day. it becomes in-
creasingly more unlikely that any
>f these Middle East experts will
eive a policy-making job in
Instead, when President
'{eagan and .Secretary of State
llexander Haig searched for a
placement for Assistant Secre-
tly- for Near Eastern and South
sian Affairs Harold Saunders,
came up with Nicholas
limes, the US. Ambassador to
>rdan. Veliotes. a career State
ep.irtmenl official, will now
come the top Middle East
pert under Haig. It was seen as
1 clear cut signal to the Arabs
hat business will continue as
Dance and
Music Time
Get on your dancin' shoes,
our mu.siclovin' ear and if
ou'd like polish up your
singing tonsils, for "Dance and
Music Time" every Thursday
night at Rocky Creek Mobile
Home Part recreation all.
Co sponsored by the Senior
( itizens Project of the Jewish
' ommunity Center and the
I amps Housing Authority, th
evening event will be directed by
. ..irkie Flemming, of the Hills-
lx>rough County School Board's
\dult Education Department.
Excep for the last Thursday of
1 he month, when a live band is
featured for a social dance, there
will be no charge for admission to
he Thursday night classes in
ountry. square, Latin, ball room,
nd assorted folk dances, not to
cni 111 singing and line dancing.
Rocky Creek Mobile Home
rt is located at 8400 West
iters. between Hanley and
leldon Roads.
officials confirmed that Veliotes
suffered from a severe case of
"clientitis" during his four years
in Amman. His cables to Wash-
ington consistently reflected the
thinking of King Hyssein to
the point that Veliotes actually
defended Jordan's decision to
reject the Camp David peace
There's no difference between
Saunders and Veliotes," on*
State Department insider com
Following Reagan's victory in
November, most observers here
expected that Richard V. Allen,
Reagan's top foreign policy
adviser during the campaign and
now the National Security
Adviser in the White House,
would press to bring Churba into
the Administration.
"He (Churba) is one of our
most incisive and skilled military
intelligence analysts," Allen
wrote last year in the intro-
duction to Churba's latest book.
CHURBA and Allen had been
largely responsible for drafting
Reagan's famous article in The
Washington Post in August,
1979 which, for the first time, had
the former California Governor
articulate his appreciation of
Israel's "strategic" value to the
United States. Churba's Center
for International Security leased
space from Allen's Washington
office. They worked closely
throughout the campaign.
Allen also relied heavily on
Tanter, Tucker and Rostow. In
fact. Allen told me last summer
during an interview that Rostow
had emerged as the leading
Middle East adviser to Reagan.
Hut now. Churba has returned
to his Center. Rostow to Yale,
Tanter to Michigan, and Tucker
to Johns Hopkins
Observers here believe that
either Allen's power had been so
reduced by Haig, Defense
Secretary Casper Weinberger and
Other senior Reagan Admin-
isi ral ion officials that he could no
longer "deliver" ob he was
simply unwilling to bring alter-
native voices into the govern-
ment .
spicuous omissions is the move
toward approving Saudi Arabia's
request for the fuel tanks, bom-
bracks and other advanced acces-
sories for the F-15's. The new
State Department spokesman.
William Dyess, said on Feb. 5
that the Carter Administration's
written assurances to Congress
limiting the offensive punch of
these planes are no longer
considered binding on the
Reagan Administration.
Two years ago, when Congress
was considering the Admin-
istrations F-15 "package" sale,
then-Defense Secretary Harold
Brown wrote a letter promising
that the aircraft would not be
fitted with the additional arms.
But late last year, Saudi Ara-
bia began to press Washington
for the hardware, insisting that a
refusal would lead to a severe
strain in U.S.-Saudi ties. Presi-
dent Carter, in the midst of the
campaign and warned by 68 U.S.
Senators against approving the
deal, deferred action.
the upgrading of the aircraft.
Israeli Ambassador Ephraim
I vron raised the matter directly
with Haig during their first
moating on Feb. 4. But a day
later, spokesman Dyess told
reporters that the views of the
lirown letter to Congress were
not necessarily representative of
the new Administration.
Reagan Administration of-
ficials, recognizing the sensitivity
of the proposed sale, are soun-
ding out Israel and its supporters
in Congress about possibilities
for avoiding an all-out battle over
the issue. Under U.S. law.
Congress can veto the sale by
approving Resolutions of Disap-
proval in both the House and
State Department and Penta-
gon officials contend that the
situation in the Middle East in
the wake of the Iran-Iraq war
has deteriorated, and that the
Saudis now have a genuine need
for the equipment, which would
increase the aircraft's range from
400 to over 1,000 miles.
"WE WANT to make them as
effective as we can." Weinberger
said on Feb. 3 at his first
conference when asked ahou
Saudi F-15's. Weinberge"*]
plained that the Saudis have I
difficult defense problem with 'I
long coastline and a small 1
ber of forces and immen.
valuable resources for the
Some political observers
suggested that WeinbergSI
remarks about the pos*
stationing of U.S. troops in ISl_
made in response to a questiml
at the same news conference
could be seen as a sort oil
compensation" to the Israeli!
for closing their eyes to theSaudil
1 1
"If they (Israel) should decide,
and I confess I'd be a liti
surprised if they did. Weil
berger said, "we would certainhl
consider a request from themtil
station troops in Israel. We
would never initiate such 1
suggestion, but with the strength
of the alliance that we have,
would certainly examine that
kind of a question, if it shouldbe
raised, with a very sympathetic
to note that is was a "hyp.
othetical" issue and he insisted
that he was "not setting new
policy." State Department offi-
cials, concerned about possible
angry reactions in the Arab world
to the stationing of U.S. troops in
Israel, sought to reinforce Wein-
berger's disclaimer.
Earlier in the week, Reagan
himself told newspaper reporters
that he favored a stronger U.S.
military presence in the Middle
East. But the President did not
say specifically where.

Jtfay, February 27, 1981
iian of Tampa
o Miiidliii
Heart of Underground Judaism
RABBI Henry Bronstein has a
lussian nose. He is especially
oud of his Russian nose in
ofile. You can see where the
|(GH broke it during a week in
June. 1967 in which Rabbi Bron-
ein was kept in painful solitary
.lfinement and tortured
ercilessly, tortured as only the
cret police soul of a muzhik
amok can torture another
Human being.
Originally, the Rabbi went to
lussia where, as unobtrusively
is possible, he performed circum-
dsions on any Jew who wanted
THIS WAS more dangerous
I than it may seem. The Soviet
regime considers circumcision a
form of mutilation, a "barbaric
art" in the name of religious
I ritual, and the penalties are
i severe. The operation must be
performed sub rosa.
For Rabbi Bronstein. the
| Soviet oppression of Jewish reli-
gious life was a special challenge.
Even today, long after his run-in
| with the KGB, he will tell you
proudly that he is considered one
of the top mohelim in the world.
Some 90 percent of those who
perform circumcisions according
to religious tradition are his
students, he says.
In fact. Rabbi Bronstein once
considered making medicine his
life's work. He is well aware of
'the dangers of a poorly-per-
formed circumcision, and that is
why he takes the work so
Rabbi Henry Bronstein
seriously not only from a reli-
gious point of view, but from a
surgical one, as well.
AS FAR back as in 1957, he
Arms Deal Between Austria
[ And Egypt's Sadat
VIENNA (JTA) Speculation is rife here about a
possible large-scale arms deal between Austria and
Egypt. This has been triggered by the fact that Chan-
cellor Bruno Kreisky was accompanied on his official visit
to Egypt by the managing director of an Austrian arms
FOR A FEW months, more than 100 Kuerassier tanks
have been waiting for a buyer, after a planned deal with
Chile was prevented by protests of Socialist and Christian
organizations in Austria. So far, these tanks have been
sold to Tunisia, Morocco, Argentina and Bolivia. Saudi
Arabia has also expressed interest in buying the tanks.
Meanwhile, news reports from Cairo said that President
Anwar Sadat told a news conference today marking the
end of Kreisky's visit to Egypt that the Austrian leader
proposed inviting Egyptian Defense Minister Ahmed
Badawi to Vienna to inspect military hardware, par-
ticularly advanced light tanks. Sadat said Badawi will
visit Austria as soon as he receives a formal invitation.
was asked by the Agudat Israel
of America and Canada to go to
Poland to begin an arduous pro-
cess of circumcising tho men
among some 20,000 Polish Jews
stranded in Russia during the
war years.
Now returned to Poland, they
had no intentions of staying.
They wanted to go to Israel.
"Both the Russian and the Polish
governments agreed to their emi-
gration," Rabbi Bronstein
recalls, "but the men refused to
go unless they were circum-
This was an especially difficult
problem to solve because of the
official "barbaric act" position
adopted by the Communists. On
the other hand, how could he say
"no" to the large number olulim
who longed to start their new
lives as Jews in Israel in the most
ritualistic-ally symbolic way
possible? On Feb. 11 of that year.
Rabbi Bronstein took on the task
of training three Polish students
in circumcision. Working as a
team, they began circumcising
20 men a day in Warsaw, Lodz,
Lignitz and Breslau.
"I MUST tell you." says Rabbi
Bronstein, "the Polish govern-
ment wasn't half-bad about it."
Although he doesn't say so, the
implication is that the bureau-
crats knew what was going on
and turned the other way. "The
real trouble-makers," he ex-
plains, "were the Jewish Com-
munists themselves. They kept
reporting on us."
In particular, he singles out
David Sfard, who was then
secretary of the Federation of
Polish Jewish Communists, for
reporting him to the authorities.
"Today," says Rabbi Bronstein
offhandedly, and with nary a
trace of bitterness, "Sfard lives in
That same year, then-Chief
Rabbi of Moscow Rabbi Yehuda
Leib Levin invited Rabbi Bron-
stein to come to Moscow so that
he might see first-hand the
pathetic condition of Jewish
religious life in the Soviet capital
that, for example, the Yeshiva
contained 18 students, and that
the community had only one
mohel who doubled as a shochet,
a man named Yaakov Elishevitz.
"THE PROBLEM," recalls
Rabbi Bronstein, "was that
Elishevits could only circumcise
infants. He was not trained to
operate on adults. The result was
that hundreds of Jewish children
would die due to malpractice.
Then there were the parents who
would leave Moscow, ostensibly
to go on vacation, and take their
children with them. They would
then deliver the children to their
grandparents, who would
secretly attempt to circumcise
them. Countless more deaths
occurred as a consequence."
Following Rabbi Levin's initial
invitation, Rabbi Bronstein made
three subsequent summer trips to
Russia, during which he gave
further training in circumcision
to Elishevitz and started an un-
derground network for Russian
youth and men eager to come
back to the Jewish fold according
to ancient tradition.
WHAT RABBI Bronstein did
not foresee was the series of cir-
cumstances that would result in
six summer trips to Russia after
that, and the expansion of his
message to Russian Jewry
beyond circumcision alone.
Circumcision was, after all,
only the first step toward the re-
birth of the Russian Jewish con-
sckiusness. "I am responsible for
the development of the under-
ground Jewish movement in the
Soviet Union today.' lays Rabbi
Mionstein flatly MCpei ling node-
bate of so weeping a claim.
When Praida, the official Com-
munist Party organ, attacked
him as a man who does "sordid
work," meaning his practice of
the "barbaric act" of cir-
cumcision, Rabbi Bronstein
recalls that "I felt proud."
The transition was simple.
"During the earlier trips," he ex-
plains, "it became clear that cir-
cumcision was only one aspect of
a much larger job to be done."
The discovery occurred this
way: In Kiev, he went into
Jewish homes in search of kosher
meals for himself. "They said to
me there, 'We understand what
you are doing secretly that
you circumcise people. But our
youth need more than that. They
need educational materials. They
need books, mezuzahs, talesim,
tefillin.' "
traveling in Poland and Russia
via diplomatic pouch of several
friendly governments. (He de-
clines to identify them.) Behind
his immunity, he began a small
flood of imported educational
materials for which the Russian
Jews had begged.
The materials augmented what
had previously been only a trickle
of such materials from the Herat
Party in Israel. In short order.
Rabbi Bronstein organized 27
underground cells committed to
Jewish studies with the help of
Batya Meishik of Kiev, who
today lives in Israel, where she is
married to Rabbi Abraham Barg.
The stunning expansion of
Rabbi Bronstein's underground
activities led to the organizing of
Al Tidom, a publications project
in Hebrew meaning "do not
remain silent."
As a means of assisting Rus-
sian Jews no longer to remain
silent in the face of the official
oppression of their religious tra-
ditions, Al Tidom produced in
Israel and managed to smuggle
into Russia a selected biblio-
graphy of books in Hebrew and
Russian translation on Jewish
religious, philosophical, his-
torical, and traditional subjects
for a Jewish community starving
for means of educating itself into
ties with its ancient past all
this, against the frightening
backdrop of Soviet power dedica-
ted to preventing a Jewish
IT IS this material that Rabbi
Bronstein brought with him and
helped circulate with increasing
frequency and efficiency, opera-
ting behind the seeming safety of
his diplomatic immunity.
"You have no idea," says
Rabbi Bronstein, "how hungry
the Russians are to learn. Don't
get the impression that they are
i indifferent to their Jewishness
that is what the Soviet authori-
ties would like the world to
believe. Or that we are the cul-
prits pressing this 'subversive'
information on unwilling Jews
who are really patriotic Com-
munists with no interest in their
religious persuasion."
He mentions the dvatzetka,
the synagogue Jews, a committee
of 20 appointed by the Kremlin to
help "take care" of the syna-
gogues in the big cities. The of-
ficial impression is that the syna-
gogues need the services of these
"care-takers" because the syna-
gogues are mostly unused and
empty, and the government is
happy to cooperate to assure the
safety of. the.neglected facilities.
THE TRUTH is, says Rabbi
Bronstein, that the dvatzetka is
"the most dangerous group of in-
formers you can imagine." They
are Jewish Communist spies, he
says, and that's why the syna-
gogues are empty.
"Jews," he explains, "make
private minyanim in private
apartments to avoid the in-
formers." Another favorite
gathering place is cemeteries,
where Jews stand at their monu-
ments and pray at the same time
that they are really exchanging
It was, for example, at the
Lukiyanevka cemetery in Kiev,
50 yards across the road from
Babi Yar, that Rabbi Bronstein
met a group of 22 young Jewish
men who wanted to be cir-
The arrangements were made
through Batya Meishik for June
3, 1967 at the cemetery between 4
and 7 a.m. "We were to work in
the tahara stub, he recalls, "the
cement block in the little ritual
house used by the Chevra
Kadisha to prepare the dead for
Jewish burial.
"I kept thinking," says Rabbi
Bronstein, "that there is more to
all of this than deceiving the
authorities than outwitting
the traitors of the dvatzetka. I
kept thinking that on that
cement block, on that block of
death, I would be performing an
act of life, the brit millah for 22
young men denied by the tyranny
of Communist rule of their right-
ful Jewish heritage."
ONE BY ONE, the young men
were circumcised. There was no
anesthesia. Bo lit bo lit, some
of the young men said softly. ("It
hurts ... it hurts.") Two
brothers fought with fists over
who would have the honor to go
first. Throughout the ceremony,
Batya Meishik stood guard at the
cemetery gates.
The next day, on Monday,
June 4, Rabbi Bronstein left for
Lvov. "Maybe since 1965," he re-
calls, "I had the feeling that I
was being followed. Somehow, I
could sense the dvatzetka at my
It was just one day before the
outbreak of the Six-Day War in
the Middle East. At the airport in
Lvov, some beefy KGB police
arrested him. The torture began
early that very day, when a KGB
bull gave Rabbi Bronstein his
Russian nose.
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Senior Citzens Project
The Senior Citizens Project is
pleased to announce the
establishment of a satellite
counseling office at the Tampa
Recreational Center, 214 North
Boulevard. This site has been set
up to provide casework and
counseling service to any per-
il ns 60 years of age or older who
-eves in the area or uses the
Recreational Center facilities.
Sandra Gould, Senior Citizens
Project Outreach Counselor, will
be at this site Wednesday af-
ternoons 12:30 to 3:30. She will
be available to help oler in-
dividuals solve problems such as
financial, health, employment,
housing, grief.
This counseling office is being
provided with cooperation from
the City of Tampa Parks and
Recreation Department.
The Senior Citizens Project is
funded by the Jewish Com-
munity Center and by a grant
from the Older Americans Act.
administered by Florida's HRS
and the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council.
Basketball Team Returns
Paced by a well-balanced
^coring attack, the Tampa
Jewish Community Center's
Men's basketball team came back
from their tournament in
Chattanooga. Tenn. with a third
place trophy and a 2-1 record.
Six of the nine players making
the trip hit for double figures for
the tourney, led by Ed Benedict's
36 points. Daniel Harm's 31 and
Tim Stoker's 30.
Tampa lost its first game to a
hot-shooting team from the New
Orleans JCC, the eventual
ournament winner, by 71-47. In
.he second game against Spring
Creek Church of Chattanooga.
Tampa bounced back from an
eight-point deficit to win 60-55.
and in the third place game raced
to a 77-58 win over the Savannah
"We were in the tougher
bracket and had a rough first
game.'' said team spokesman Lee
Tobin. "But we hung in after our
first game loss, never losing our
cool and playing dood team ball
to win the next two.''
\long with Benedict, Hahn
and Stoker, Rick Goldberg hit tor
a total of 28 points, Jimmy
Jacobs had 24, Barry Meyerson
21, Burt Aronovitz had eight, Lee
Tobin six and Glenn Tobin none.
"We had a great time and look
forward to going back next
year.'' added Tobin.
Yale Choral Group at JCC
From Yale University comes
the Baker's Dozen to entertain at
(he Jewish Community Center
March 16.7:30 p.m.
An acappella singing group
which has distinguished itself in
showmanship, comedy as well as
musical ability, The Baker's
Dozen has performed in the
major cities of the country. They
traditionally tour up and down
the eastern seaboard.
The Baker's Dozen has a
repertoire of 40-50 songs of every
nature. All numbers of the group
have been arranged by former or
present members. another
example of the high degree of
musical quality ability within
this group.
March 16, enjoy a musical and
fun evening at the Jewish Com-
munity Center. The show will
begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $2.
Seniors and students may attend
JCC Photography Contest
The Tampa Jewish Com-
munity Center is participating in
the 2nd Annual IS Rapaport
Memorial Photograph Awards
sponsored by the Jewish
Community Center of the Palm
Open to all amateur
photography between the ages of
10 and 21, there will be prizes
awarded locally and the winning
photographs will be submitted to
the state contest. Prizes will be
given in two categories 10-15
years old and 16-21 years old. All
entries will be judged on
Photographic Quality and
Composition, Judaic Content and
Visual Interpretation and
Creativity and Originality.
Full information is availadle at
the JCC from Pate' Pies Helferd.
Program Director. All entries
must be submitted before March
2, 1981.
Senior Travel Club
Key West and Sea World trips
for March will be featured
Tuesday, March 3 at 2 p.m. at the
Jewish Community Center, when
the newly-formed JCC Senior
Travel Club meets.
Margaret Franklin of the
Florida Travel Service will be the
guest speaker.
The club is open to any person
aged 55 or better who is or
becomes a member of the JCC.
Membership in the Center is open
to anyone, regardless of race,
creed, or religion. Annual
membership dues for the travel
club are $5.
Anyone interested in becoming
a JCC Senior Travel Club
member is invited to this
Funeral services for Joseph Merrill
Horowitz. M.D., 32 were held Monday
afternoon Feb. 16. Rabbi Frank N
Sundheim of Schaarai Zedek Temple
officiated Interment followed in Myrtle
hoii Memorial Park Born in West Hart
ford. Conn, and a Tampa resident since
1974, Dr. Horowitz was a graduate of
Buck nell University and Emory
Medical School. He completed his
residency at the University of South
Florida Medical School and Tampa
General Hospital. He was engaged In
the practice of internal medicine and
was President and Clinical Director of
American Medical Clinics, Inc. Sur
vivors include his wife Mary G.
Horowitz, a son, David Alan Horowitz,
both of Tampa, his parents. Mr and
Mrs. Alfred H. Horowitz of West Har
tford. Conn.; and a sister, Laura H.
Whitken of Everett, Mass in lieu of
flowers, friends may make memorial
gifts to the University of South Florida
Medical School.
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Bat Mitzvah
Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Portion
people bring a prolusion of gifts for the tabernacle -1
until they an told to cease.
"And they came, both men and women, as many as ,ctfl\
u dling-hearted. ami brought. all the jewels of gold."
(Exodus 3S:3M
oaiine uynn l ohn. daughter ot
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Cohn will
celebrate her Bat Mitzvah
tomorrow morning at Congrega-
tion Schaarai Zedek. Rabbi
Frank Sundheim will officiate.
Jamie is a seventh grade
student at St. Mary's School,
where she is on the Head-
master's List for high academic
achievement. She attends
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
Religious School. Jamie plays
Softball for the Tampa Bay All
Stars and also enjoys other team
Special out-of-town guests who
Bill celebrate this happy occasion
with Namie and her family in-
clude: Grandparents: Mrs.
Gertrude Zevitz from Hallendale
and Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Cohn
from Omaha. Nebr: Aunts and
Uncle: F.udice and Lou Canar.
Omaha and Judy Cohn. Los
Angeles: Cousins: Mort and Sue
Zevitz, Kansas City. Mo.; Dr.
Marvin and Alice Bordy. Kansas
City: Mrs. Ida Sacks. Omaha;
and Mr. and Mrs. David Band,
Sura sot a.
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Cohn will
host the kiddush luncheon in
their daughter's honor and
friends will host the Friday night
Oneg Shabbat.
VAYAKHEL Moses gathered the people together and in-
st rue led them in the holiness of the Sabbath. He also instructed
i hem in how to build the Tabernacle and its-vessels. Bezaleland
Oholiab headed the skilled craftsmen working on the Taber-
nacle The people gave liberally toward the sanctuary
liberally, in fact, that it was necessary to ask them to stop. Once
again, the details of the Tabernacle and its vessels are given, at
the end of this portion.
The cloud covers the completed tabernacle as the Israelites
stand in the distance.
Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of
the Lord filled the tabernacle."
(Exodus 40:341
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: PEKUUDE "These are the accounts of the Tabernacle, even
the Tabernacle of the testimony, as they were rendered accord-
ing to the commandment of Moses, through the service of the
Levites. by the hand of Ithanar, the son of Aaron the priest."
[Exodus 88:21). "All the gold that was used for the work ..
was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty
\ shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary. And the silver of them
i hat were numbered of the congregation, was a hundred talents.
: and a thousand seven hundred and three-score and fifteen
shekels." (Exodus 38:24-25). "And of the blue, and of purple,
and scarlet, they made plaited garments, for ministering in the
holy place. (Exodus 39:11).
With the conclusion of the Tal>ernacle, Moses blessed the
children ol Israel.
On the first day of the first month in the second year since the
I departure ol the children of Israel from Egypt the Tabernacle
was -el up. A cloud covered it and the glory of God filled the
Tabernacle. When the cloud rose, the children of Israel con-
tinued on their journev through the desert toward the Promised
| Land.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and based
. upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by P. Wol man
Tsamir, its, published by Shengold. The volume is available at 75 Maiden
Lane. New York, NY. 10031. Joseph Schlang is president of the society
distributing the volume.)
Tampa Jewish Social Service 872-4451
Needed: Furniture coordinator responsible for organizing apartment for
new Soviet Jews arrival

, February 27, 1981
The Jewjsh Floridian of Tampa
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SA KAEO, THAILAND Some of the Cambodian refugee students and teachers in the Sa
Kaeo II holding center in Thailand recently observe the opening of a second stage of the
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee supported education program. The AJDC,
which had been funding an educational program at the Khao I Dang camp shifted operations
to Sa Kaeo when the refugee population itself was shifted. The JDCprogram was established
following the arrival of large numbers of starving Cambodian refugees in Thailand in 1980.
The JDC, acting in behalf of the American Jewish community, agreed to accept donations
earmarked for Cambodian relief and soon received donations in excess of $360,000.
Kennedy to Address JNF Anniversary
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D., Mass.) will be the
tvalurud guest speaker at next month's Jewish
National Fund 80th anniversary National
[Assembly at Grossinger*s, N.Y.
In announcing Sen. Kennedy's appearance at
Ihi- three-day gathering. Rabbi William
Berkowitz, president of the JNF, said the
Massachusetts Democrat is expected to make a
lmi]"i statement on the current domestic and
international situation.
Dr. Samuel I. Cohen, executive vice president
[if the JNF, said Kennedy is scheduled to speak
Monday. Mar. 30, before an anticipated
(idienco on several hundred.
Dick Richards, chairman of the Republican
ptional Committee, has announced plans to
band and broaden ethnic liaison groups within
k' Ik-publican Party by beginning an aggressive
|utreach" program.
This year, with President Reagan as our new
Ider. we have great potential with many of our
pnic communities Blacks. Hispanics, Jewish
Heritage Councils to really show an im-
livement in recruiting more Republicans."
liichards said, "Year after year, the Republican
Fly has tried to reach these various groups, but
I have not succeeded. This is going to be a new
broach towards bringing more voters into our
|i> 1 think it's going to be successful."
[he American Jewish Congress has welcomed
pal intervention in the case of 17 murdered
kk children in Atlanta and urged that FBI
stance to the local police be given "un-
[lingly until those guilty for these horrible
lus are brought to justice."
Henry Siegman, executive director of the
fures*. declared in a statement issued at the
fini/.ation's-headquarters in New York: "We
profound anguish over the murders of 17
pk children in Atlanta and extend our deepest
apathy to the grieving parents, relatives and
bd.s of the victims.
|Kven if these horrible tragedies are the work
madman rather than the result of a racial
spiracy, they speak nevertheless of an un-
|ying residue of racism in American society.
recent killings in Buffalo. N.Y., and New
[k City offer sad testimony to this bitter
[wenly-one rabbis from 17 communities across
nation will participate in the United Jewish
|x':il Rabbinic Cabinet Leadership Mission to
el beginning Mar'. 1.
he intensive 10-day study mission will take
rabbis to sites throughout Israel to see the
Sanitarian programs and services of the
Pish Agency and American Jewish Joint
tribution Committee in action. Throughout
[ mission the rabbis will be briefed by key
riah Agency and Israeli government officials
Critical issues such as immigrant absorption,
Uenient of the Negev and the Galilee and care
ie young and the aged. .-mmm*mam-i
Participants include Rabbi Michael Eisenstat,
of Temple Judea, Coral Gables, and Rabbi
Seymour Friedman, Hollywood.
The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
has called on the Justice Department to withdraw
consent to an agreement made by the Carter Ad-
ministration which would do away with a merit
test for federal employment.
In a policy resolution adopted at the Feb. 12 to
15 meeting of its National Executive Committee
in Palm Beach. ADL asked that the Justice De-
partment take action to reverse the previous ad-
ministration's position on the Professional and
Administrative Career Examination (PACE).
The agreement to phase out the PACE exam,
reached in the closing days of the Carter Admin-
istration, was made in settlement of a U.S.
District Court suit. Luevano v. Campbell.
Jewish women increasingly are called upon- to
become'"jugglers" balancing the roles, respon-
sibilities and requirements demanded by family,
career, and community according to a number
of discussions held by the American Jewish Com-
mittee both at its national headquarters and in
chapters around the country.
This is reported in the new issue of Main-
stream, "a periodic newsletter of women's con-
cerns." just published by the American Jewish
Committee. Susie Schub is editor.
The newsletter reports on meetings that
describe how Jewish women are mastering new
B'nai B'rith International, signalling a
financial turnabout, has approved a budget for
1981 of $11,756.000. an increase of $875,000 over
last year.
Jack Spitzer, B'nai B'rith president, ad-
dressing the annual winter meeting-of the Board
of Governors, painted an optimistic picture of the
immediate future. His optimism, he said, is
based "on the success of fiscal belt-tightening and
fund-raising campaigns that are generating
dramatically increased contributions to the org-
anization's youth programs."
Citing a continuing rise in energy, food,
building and maintenance costs, the Brandeis
University Board of Trustees has approved an
increase in total billed charges for 1981-82 from
the current $8,550 to $9,800.
Tuition has been raised $865 from $5,835 to
$6,700. Increases in board, standard room and
health service charges of $385 from $2,715 to
$3,100 were also approved.
In announcing the increases. Brandeis Pres-
ident Marver H. Bernstein said, "After close
study, we have concluded that these increases are
the smallest we could institute without
weakening the University by forcing curtailment
of academic programs and student:
USF's Music Scholarship
The music of Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammers tein will be
featured in this year's University
of South Florida Seventh Annual
Music Scholarship Festival,
scheduled for 8:30 p.m. March 14
at the Egypt Temple Shrine.
USF music students, many of
whose college careers are made
possible through the scholar-
ships, will be performing in the
orchestra and chorus and as
featured soloists. Sponsored by
the College of Fine Arts Music
Department, the concert also will
be presented in Sarasota on
March 8.
The annual concert is held to
raise funds for the USF music
department scholarship.
Tickets for the March 14
concert are $6.50 for general
admission, $17.50 for subscribers
and $100 for patrons, which
includes complimentary refresh-
ments. A portion of the ticket
price is tax deductible. Tickets
will go on sale Feb. 15. For
further information and reser-
vations, call the University
Theatre box office at 974-2323,
noon to 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.

Kosher Lunch Menu
Kosher lunch menu of the Senior CttMaea'i Nutrition awl
Activity Program it eponaored by the HiUaborough County
Commiaaion and held at the Jewish Ci ill natty Center. Marilyn
Blahley, aHe mmmmee, 872-4451. Menu .object to change.
Monday: Meat Balls, Rice Pilaf, Broccoli, Applesauce, Whole
Wheat Bread, Sugar Cookies, Coffee of Tea
Tuesday: Fish, Collard Greens, BlackEyed Peaa, Yellow Gelatin
with Fruit Cocktail, Whole Wheat Bread, Sweet Potatoe Pie,
Coffee or Tea
Wednesday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Sweet and Sour Green
Beans, Tossed Salad with Green Pepper, Thousand Island
Dressing, Italian Bread, Purple Plums, Coffee or Tea
Thursday: Baked Chicken with Gravy, Baked dressing, Green
Peas, Slaw, Whole Wheat Bread, Coffee or Tea
Friday: Stuffed Cabbage Casserole, Mustard Greens, Peaches,
Rye Bread, Orange Juice, Coffee or Tea
* Jewish Community Directory
J Schools
* Hillel School (grades 1-8)
* Jewish Community Center
Pre-School and Kindergarten
J Seniors
4 Chai Dial-A-Bus (call 9a.m. to noon)
* Jewish Towers
J Kosher lunch program
+ Seniors' Project
* B'nai B'rith
i *. Jewish Community Center
'* Jewish Floridian of Tampa
4.' State of Israel Bonds
* Tampa Jewish Federation
4 Tampa Jewish Social Service
4 r OP Jewish Foundation. Inc.
Religious Directory
2001 Swann Avenue 251-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mallinger
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morning and
evening minyan
962-6338/9 Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal Rabbi's Study, 12101 N.
Dale Mabry #1312 (Countrywood Apts.) Services: Friday, 8 p.m.
at the Community Lodge, Waters and Ola Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Independent Day School, 1 2015 Orange Grove Dr.
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Martin Sandberg
Hazzan William Hauben Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10
a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15a.m.
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Frank Sundheim Ser-
vices: Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.
Jewish Student Center (USF), 3645 Fletcher Avenue, College
Park Apts, 971-6768 or 985-7926 Rabbi Lazar Rivkin Rabbi
Yakov Werde Services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, 10 a.m.
Tune in The Jewish Sound, Sunday 11 a.m. to noon 88.5 FM
Jewish Student Center, University of South Florida, 5014 Patricio
Court #172 (Village Square Apts.) 988-7076 or 988-1234
Jeremy Brochin, director \f
Services: Friday, 6:30 p.m. followed by Shabbat dinner at 7:15
p.m. (please make dinner reservations by 5 p.m. Thursday);
Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday morning Bagel Brunch, 11:30 a.m.

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