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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May 8, 1981
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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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Celebration 33
Begin in Special Independence Day Message
IFRUSALEM occasion of Israel's 33rdIn- eternal and indivisible
it a | The following is dependence Day which was capital, I send to you all
[he message from Premier to be marked May 7: heartfelt greetings on the
lenachem Begin on the From, Jerusalem our
occasion of the 33rd an-
Successful Weapon
Israel's New Kinetic Energy Shell
. One of the most suc-
essful items now produced
Ta'as, Israel's national
is industry, is a kinetic
energy shell for tank
Dmbat. Ta'as director
lichael Shor discloses.
Together with a newly-de-
I signed small-size Uzzi sub-
machine gun for special purposes,
the shells have helped boost the
industry's sales to over half a bil-
lion dollars a year.
THE KINETIC energy shell is
of 105 mm. caliber and is
equipped with a winged tip which
helps send it over long distances
with the power to penetrate
several centimetres of steel, in-
cluding the toughest armor in use
in any tank in present use.
The new shell is now sold
throughout the world, including
to relatively highly advanced in-
dustrial nations with their own
weapons industries, Shor said.
He described it as of "high
technical standard, relatively
cheap and of great accuracy."
Shor said to compote with other
arms manufacturers today a
country had to be "quicker in
supply, cheaper and of better
quality." Israel and West
Germany are the only countries
equipped with long-distance
rocket shells.
PRODUCTION of the kinetic
energy shell in Israel began in
1978, and since then hundreds of
thousands of shells, costing
about $1,000 each, have been sold
to 16 countries, including mem-
bers of NATO.
The mini version of the Uzzi
was developed in response to the
growth of terrorism throughout
the world. It is now in the final
stages of pre-production and is
aimed at use by commandos and
other secret anti-terror forces.
It is lighter than the original
Uzzi, which was seen in use by
President Reagan's secret service
bodyguard during the abortive
attack on his life last month. It
has a shorter barrel but is just as
accurate. It can also be fitted
with a silencer.
Shor said that most of Ta'as
output was sold abroad, while at
the same time helping to build up
local stocks. "You can't wage war
from current production. Nobody
can produce at the rate at which
weapons are used up in fighting.
And so you have to have large
stocks," he said.
HE NOTED that it took "be-
tween one and two years" to re-
place the ammunition that was
used up in the three weeks of the
Shor said he and his colleague
were not always happy with the
countries to which Israel sold its
' weapons. "They are not all al-
ways cradles of democracy or
ideal countries. But the country's
potential must be used in full, for
the sake both of our security and
our economy," he said.
niversary of the proclama-
tion of Israel independence
in the 'land of our
After the most terrible disaster
which befell our people in Europe
and the heroic fight of Eretz
Ysirael for national self-libera-
tion, we lived to see the day, one
of the greatest in the annals of
our ancient people, when we
became a nation among nations,
free and independent in our own
SINCE THEN we have
brought home millions of Jewish
people from the four corners of
the world. We have had to sus-
tain our independence through
five wars, in which 14,000 of our
best men gave their lives and
more than 30,000 were wounded.
But we did protect and preserve
our independence. We set our
country free; reunited Jerusalem;
we built up the land and are turn-
ing it into green pastures.
This year, we celebrate the
second anniversary of the signing
of the peace treaty between
Egypt and Israel. No doubt this
is a turning point in the annals of
the two countries and of the
Middle East. After 31 years of a
state of war and of five actual
wars waged on the battlefield
with great sacrifice, sorrow and
bereavement, we, Egypt and Is-
rael, declare that we shall never
again raise arms against each
other, and the state of war is
The Middle East and its
periphery are in a state of tur-
moil. Iraq faces Iran in armed
conflict. Syria, itself seized by
internal convulsions, is in con-
frontation with Jordan. Lebanon
continues its inner bloody strife,
mainly because of the presence of
the criminal PLO now armed by
Soviet tanks and heavy weapons,
aided by Syria and financed as
before by Saudi Arabia.
IN THIS arena of instability
and dispute, the only peaceful
corner emanates from the treaty
of peace between Israel and
Egypt. We have since signed
many agreements which stem
from the treaty. We still have
problems; indeed we hope to
solve them.
Better the difficulties of peace
than the suffering of war. We will
be faithful to all the terms and all
the parts of the Camp David
agreement. There may still be
difficulties ahead, but we have
started this great new chapter in
our life, peace.
We live by the faith that in
generations to come our people
will live in this land together with
their neighbors, in equality, in
human dignity, in freedom, in in-
dependence and in real security.
Expert on Jews
Pope Appoints Consultant
Begin in Fighting Mood;
Says He Works 19 Hours Daily
(JTA) Pope John Paul II
has appointed Dr. Eugene
Fisher, executive director
of the Office of Catholic
Jewish Relations of the Na-
tional Conference of Catho-
lic Bishops (NCCB), as a
consultor to the Vatican
Commission for Religious
Relations with Judaism.
Fisher, 37, is the first NCCB
French Quiz Neo-Nazi On

Desecration of Jewish Cemetery
PARIS (JTA) French
Police have called in neo-Nazi
leader Marc Fredriksen for "in-
tensive questioning" in con-
nection with the desecration of
some 80 gravestones in the
Jewish cemetery of Bagneux out-
side Paris. The leader of the Fed-
eration of European Nationalist
Action (FANE) had earlier
denied any responsibility for the
outrage. He claimed it was prob-
ably carried out by people "who
want us (FANE members) to be
further persecuted."
Police also briefly detained 11
suspects. They were all released
after they apparently managed to
convince investigators that they
were not connected with the Bag-
neux attack. All 11 belong to
various neo-Nazi and neo-fascist
daubed with red and black paint
with inscriptions reading:
"Death to Israel," "Death to the
Jews," and "Death to acid-
The Representative Council of
Major Jewish Organizations in
France (CRIFF) has called on the
Jewish community to attend a
mass meeting at Bagneux.
French Chief Rabbi Rene Sirat
recited Kadish. Government and
opposition leaders representing
the two candidates now running
for the presidency, President
Valery Giscard d'Estaing and
Socialist leader Francois Mitter-
rand, were also expected to at-
Several organizations have
asked the government to adopt
additional measures against the
neo-Nazis. FANE itself was out-
lawed last September and several
of its members have since been
tried on charges of spreading
racist propaganda and hate-
staff member and the first Catho-
lic layperson from the United
States appointed a consultor to
the Commission. The only other
American among 10 churchmen
and theologians from throughout
the world who serve the Com-
mission in this capacity is Bishop
Bernard Law of Springfield-Cape
Girardeau, Mo.
the Pope is a recognition of the
creativity and vitality of the
Catholic-Jewish dialogue in the
United States, which has been
enhanced by the scholarship and
personal qualities which Dr.
Fisher has demonstrated,"
commented Bishop Thomas
Kelly, NCCB general secretary.
The Vatican Commission for
Religious Relations with Judaism
was established in 1974 by Pope
Paul VI. It is under the juris-
diction of the Vatican Secretariat
for Promoting Christian Unity
headed by Johannes Cardinal
Fisher has been an observer at
past meetings of the Com-
mission, and was a member of the
Catholic delegation to the meet-
ing of the International Liaison
Committee between the Roman
Catholic Church and Judaism
which was held in London early
this month.
Minister Menachem Begin was in
a fighting mood when he ad-
dressed the Central Committee of
his Herut Party on Sunday night.
He confounded his opposition by
agreeing to serve on beyond his
70th birthday if reelected, and
launched one ot the strongest
attacks ever heard against the
leaders of West Germany and
France, calling them greedy
The Labor Party has already
begun to use in its election cam-
paign propaganda the claim that
voters would be voting for a tem-
porary, leader, not knowing who
would head a Likud Government
when Begin implements his
previous promise to retire when
he turns 70 in two years.
Herut Committee that he was
feeling well and ready to serve on
after that age was greeted with
acclamation by his enthusiastic
He said, "I'm feeling well and
putting in a 19-hour work day.
According to the Alignment
diagnosis, mine is a true case of
the resurrection of the dead."
Political observers said by
agreeing to soldier on, Begin was
scotching rumors that his appeal
to his old lieutenant, Yaaoov
Meridor, to return from business
to politics, was designed to name
his successor. He has also in-
dicated to Herut leaders vying
for the heir apparency that he
continues as the unchallenged
party leader.
Don't Forget To Come!
Don't forget to come and enjoy the festivities this Sunday,
May 10 at the Jewish Community Center. Israel Independence
Day celebration begins at 12:30 and ends at 3:30 p.m.
Maccabiah sports events will take place in the back field,
pool area and in the gym; organization displays, the El Al
Booth, SAC's (Senior Arts and Crafts), Soviet Jewry, food, and
the sports award ceremony featuring Coach Tom Baas and the
Buccaneers will all take place in the auditorium; Zion Bowl
participants and spectators will meet in the library; the Chil-
dren's Carnival will be located in the front parking lot as will
the "Great Bagel Giveaway" (Bagels provided by Lender's
Bagels) hosted by WDAE's Al Ford. There will also be an in-
formation booth in the breezeway for those needing directions or
1 assistance.
For additional information, please contact the Jewish Com-
i munity Center at 872-4461.
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The Possibility of Genocide In America:
Its No Longer Farfetched!
Robert Kittrell, Bay Area
Executive Director of the
National Conference of
Christians and Jews (NCCJ)
attended the National Scholar's
Conference on the Church
Struggle and the Holocaust. He
presents the following summa-
tion for Jewish Floridian readers.
Executive Director of
the Bay Area NCCJ
The Holocaust against Euro-
pean Jewry, from 1933 to 1946, is
an event that Western nations
have yet to come to terms with.
For the most part, even scholars
and historians have found it far
too evil to dwell on or to compre-
hend. A few men and women,
either touched or affected directly
by it, tirelessly labor in the
"stacks" of Holocaust history
hoping to someday force it into
the light of modern day analysis.
Perhaps the most important
advance for this company of
committed souls was the
recently created National Com
mittee on the Holocaust, estab
lished by former President
Carter, and chaired by Elit
Weisel. Most of us, though, are
content to let it lie. It would
appear, on the surface at least,
that both Jewish and non-Jewish
youths are virtually ignorant of
the event aside from some vague
associations of the "event" by
Adolf Hitler.
I've recently had the privilege
of spending several days with
this small cadre of Holocaust
students and scholars referred to
above. The dean of the group is
Dr. Raul Hillberg, a history pro-
fessor at the University of
Vermont, who has devoted his
life since 1948 to in-depth study
and articulation of the events of
the Holocaust. Their recurring
and haunting question is, "How
do civilized nations and persons,
who profess Faith perspectives
on life, deal with evil and de-
struction within the human
family?" This question is of vital
importance because the Holo-
caust, perhaps the most system-
atically and determinedly evil
event throughout all of history,
has been the most glossed over!
And if this isn't questionable
enough, we now have a growing
movement in both Europe and
the United States that wants to
totally deny that it ever hap-
I ventured to attend the annual
meeting of this important group
of people because I have, for
some time, tried to better under-
stand the relevance of the Holo-
caust for our modern times. One
of my co-attendees was Lil Sil-
berstein, our NCCJ director in
San Jose. California. I knew that
Lil had hosted two major Holo-
caust conferences in her city, but
I did not know that she had lost
sixteen cousins, plus aunts and
uncles, to the Nazi death camps.
She told me that she never looks
at pictures of children associated
with the camps that she doesn't
wonder if some of them might be
her cousins. She pushed me to the
limits of my own sensitivities by
telling me that when I was per-
sonally convinced of the inane
tragedies of the Holocaust, I
would have no trouble discover-
ing the relevance to our modem
day. The commitment I have
made to myself is to struggle
with the Holocaust and not to
turn my back on its ugly truths. I
now stand convinced and am in
the process of better understand-
ing how to most effectively
express it.
I think the most important
truth I came away with is that
the events of the Holocaust did
not stem from one monolithic-
source. It could not have hap-
pened the way it did if only
Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler, Hess,
Eichman and a few other
notables had done it. The reality
is much too large. There were
soldiers, to be sure, but there
were also politicians, clergy,
businessmen, construction
workers, doctors, nurses,
lawyers, secretarys, train
engineers, and even housewives
who were involved. It was a
broadly based cultural, societal,
and religious entanglement that
apparently knew no exclusions
except for the victims, i.e. the
Jews of all Europe, and those few
who dared to defend or protect
their sheer worth as human
Under the demon Hitler, the
Republic of Germany fancied
recovery from the lingering
devastations of World War I.
Hitler did two things: ID He
succeeded in solidifying the
people around three myths about
themselves (racial purity,
chosenness by God, and a destiny
of world dominance); (2) he iden-
tified the "stumbling block" that
was hindering Germany's
realization of its place of supreme
importance as the Jews. Any and
all, young and old, without dis-
crimination, they became his
scapegoats. Unfortunately for
any of us who have ever con-
fessed Christianity as our Faith
commitment toward life, he was
able to ingrain the false notion of
Jews as "Christ-killers" among
his followers. To this day, with
few exceptions, the church has
yet to openly and avowedly hush
this utter nonsense!
My own growing interest in the
Holocaust is that the very fact it
happened within the boundaries
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of supposedly civilized society
points out the demonic nature
within the human family. In our
own country, violence is a
growing fact of life. The horror
for our times is that we continue
to ignore its presence, and we
tend to view the perpetuation ot
violence as the domain of a rela-
tively few malcontents and
misfits who dwell among us. 1
have begun to learn from my own
Holocaust studies that the
ugliest properties of violence and
the demonic, even in its mass
forms, potentially resides within
all of us.
Witness our national con-
science's continuing hesitancy to
deal with gun control. Witness
our nation's continuing passivity
and acquiescence in dealing with
the many forms of racism and
racists among our number.
Witness the ever increasing
incidents of anti-Semitism in our
modern times. Witness the pro-
liferation of fundamentalist
religious groups and other cults
who openly disavow the worth of
"outsiders". Witness a criminal
justice system that increasingly
advocates the eradication of evil
doers, as if to say "out of sight,
out of mind, and out of reality".
And finally, witness a society
that appears either unwilling or
unable to come to terms with
itself. Fortunately, we have been
spared incidents of massive
genocide in American society and
in the West since the mid-40's,
but by our evident denial of
demonic realities, our society is
making itself ripe for such oc-
Under no circumstances should
our society allow either passive or
active violence to fester and feed
on itself. The reality is that
America's ability to dissipate a
creeping tendency toward
anarchy and-or genocide depends
on those of us who think of our-
selves as decent and civil first
coming to terms with the violent
tendencies in our own personal
lives and in society alike. The
question is whether we have the
wisdom and the courage to
isolate and challenge such ten-
dencies. Do we have the spiritual
strength to say "No" to those
evil qualities that pit person
against person, and ideology
against ideology in an either-
or dichotomy? Unfortunately,
many social scientists say we've
lost our way and that en masse
neither intrapersonal, interper-
sonal, or intergroup harmony and
respect is any longer possible. Is
this really true?
America, like the former Re-
public of Germany, is in need of a
national purpose and new defini-
tions of self-esteem. The question
for all of us is whether this
purpose is going to be founded on
the "heap of lies" of one group's
vengence and disdain for another,
or on our often repeated creed of
"Liberty and Justice for all".
The Nominating Committee of
the Jewish Community Center
has presented the following Slate,
of Officers and Directors
Nominees are President
Sharon Mock; Vice Presidents
Marsha Levine (Program)
Glenn Tobin (House and Main
tenance), Leslie Osterweil (Housi
and Maintenance), Leah David
son (Ways and Means), Sari
Cohen (Membership); Treasure
David Boggs; Secretary -
Alice Rosen thai.
Re-nominated for two year
terms: Howard Greenberg,
Marsha Levine, Alice Rosenthal,
Roger Mock, Sharon Mock. Sara
Richter, Sue Borod, Sara Cohen,
Lt. Col. Alan Fox, Allen Junas,
Jack Roth, David Vogel, Carol
Weinstein. Henry Brown and
Nancy Verkauf.
Nominated for one year terms:

dbrot cJbu>n
(Call me about your social news
at 872-4470.)
Dr. Hans and Use Juergensen traveled to Washington Dr
during the last week of April to attend the annual day of remt
berance for the six million Jews who died during the Holocaw
The ceremony was held at the White House this year ft
Juergensen is an appointed consultant to the United Statesfto!
ocaust Memorial Council of which Elie Wiesd is chairman I
part of his duties as a consultant to this council, Dr. Juergen*!
is working on the plans for a museum and memorial to the r
pie of the Holocaust which will hopefully be built in the rZ
future in Washington. We know that your recent trip couldn't
help but be most meaningful one, Hans and Ilae.
Our heartiest congratulations to Sam Verkauf who wu
recently appointed by Mayor Bob Martinez to the "Ybor City
Development Advisory Committee" (a council which will be in-
strumental in the re-development of Ybor City). Sam was sworn
in at the Mayor's office on April 22. We think your involvement
is terrific Sam!
There will be 20 proud, shining faces as these young aduki
solemnly march down the aisle at Congregation Schaarai Zedek
to be confirmed on Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. Our best wishes to
them and to their families on this auspicious occasion:
Howie Adelman. Steven Adrian, David Aronow, Gregory
Cohn, Todd Estrin, Kenny Jacobs, Jeff Meyer, Douglas Pallej
Fddie Thornburg, Joel Waltzer, Pam Barkin, Alice Cohen, Sari
Dolgin, Janet Echelman, Robin Friedman, Elizabeth Gould,
Shera Haliczer, Deborah Harrison, Robin Rosenberg, and Tami
The congregation Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood tennis tourna-
ment, held Riverfront Courts, was fun, fantastic, and a big "hit"
with all-reports chairman, Carol Osiason. Helping Carol organ-
ize the "Round Robin" were Jan Silver and Judy Rosenkram.
There were 48 players who were put into either the "A" groupor
the "B" group according to their tennis playing ability. In each
group, every person played a total of 32 games of doubles with a
variety of partners. F.ach person kept his-her individual score so
the winners were those winning the highest total number of
games. From the "A" group the winners were Joe Abrahams
and Stephanie Saunders and receiving the trophies from the"B"
group were Terry Abrahams and Elliott Tepper. Following the
day of tennis was a delicious casual dinner at the Temple -
planned and prepared by Lucille Falk with helpers Betty
Cohen, Donna Cutler, and Leslie Osterweil. Lastly, the group
enjoyed viewing Vic Braden's film on "Doubles Strategy", lt
was a marvelous tennis day!
Jo Woolf. chairman of child welfare for the JWV Auxiliary
reports that a group of their ladies recently made their semi-
annual visitation to the David Cottage of the Children's Home,
on April 11. Jo, Marguerite Spitz, and Esther Piper took many
donations of clothing to the children on that special day. In
addition to this new and used clothing, other household items
including seven beautiful bedspreads of which Margueite sewed
four herself, were donated to the cottage. We know that all of
these donations were gratefully received. Why don't you let us
know about some of the community projects that your organiza-
tion is involved in?
Meet Marc and Jennifer Bershaw who moved to the
Rrandon area in December from Farmington, New Mexico. The
Rershaws are originally from Chatham, New Jersey, but had
been living in New Mexico for 3 M years where Jennifer waaa
kindergarten teacher and Marc was a para-medic with the fin
services. Our new family is currently building a home in Old-
smar but aren't sure when it will be ready to move into you
know how that goes! The Bershaws own and operate "A-Round
the Clock Nursing Care, Inc." (a service oriented business which
provides nurses or nurses s aides for home, hospital, or nursing-
home). Marc's mother own the same business in New Jersey, so
they decided to open a branch in sunny Tampa. Our new famiy
enjoys all water related sports such as sailing, fishing, and
beaching. In addition, Jennifer teaches a "jazzercise class" and
Marc plays raquetball. We welcome you to Tampa.
Unitl next week .
Lee Tobin, Judge Milton Karp,
Michelle Goldstein, Bert Green,
Susan Gluckman and Jeff
Continuing Board Members:
Leslie Balis, Leslie Osterweil, Dr.
Robert Goldstein, Glenn Tobin,
Sid Bleendes, David Boggs,
Harriet Cyment, Leah Davidson,
Jerilyn Goldsmith, Elliot Green-
baum, Mitch Silverman and
Marlene Steinberg.
The nominating committee
was comprised of Sara Richter.
Chairman; Leslie Balis, Glenn
Tobin, Nancy Verkauf, Linda
Blum, Joan Goldstein, Toni
Schultz and Jeff Davidson.
The election wiU be held at the
joint annual meeting of the
Jewish Community Center,
Jewish Social Service and Tampa
Jewish Federation at the JCC
June 17.
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Lday, May 8, 1961
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3

Annie and Becky Margolin Volunteers of the Year
"To Annie and Becky
largolin for Continuing Service
[o the Jewish Community
renter" is the inscription on the
ase of the marble and silver
trophy awarded to the Margolin
kisters as volunteers of the year
hamed by the Voluntary Action
>nter of Hillsborough County.
This is the first year for this
tward which is co-sponsored by
The Brooks Agency of the
lassaclmsetts Mutual Life
insurance Company. Walter F.
Jrooks presented the award to
^nnie and Becky Margolin who
vere picked over 26 other
nominees for this honor.
April 29, the day of the awards
luncheon, the Margolins were not
even scheduled to be in Tampa.
'We went to Miami to be with
Bur niece for Pesach," said Annie
largolin, "And we were not
planning to return to Tampa
before Thursday. Donna Davis
balled and said we had to come
It was Donna Davis, Director
of the Senior Citizen Project at
fhe Jewish Community Center
vho had nominated the
largolins. "We are very proud of
Ihem." said Davis. "They give so
nuch of themselves and you can
fcount on their following
Giving of themselves has
klways been a trademark of these
wo retired nurses. Becky
largolin told us two years ago,
|"When we retired the doctor told
us Keep busy, keep your minds
Active.' And that is what we have
tried to follow." Follow? It
sounds like they wrote the
The Tampa Jewish Federation
and the Jewish Community
Center have been the recipients of
their hard work on a continuing
basis. They sit on the Women's
Division Board and on the Wom-
en's Division Campaign Cabinet
and for the past two years have
been chairmen of the Telethon
Division. They have been mem-
bers of the Senior Citizens
Project advisory board of the
JCC for the past four years and
next year Becky will be the vice-
chairman of this board.
Israel Independence Day has
had the benefit of their help these
last three years and so has the
Jewish Book Fair. For the past
two years (and still going on) is
an afternoon at the JCC for
weekly blood pressure tests and
health counseling for seniors.
Jillel School is proud to present its first class of Torah readers.
elected seventh and eighth grade students have been given the op-
artunity to learn Torah trap with Cantor William Hauben and Rabbi
Wheodore Brod of Congregation Rodeph Sholom. These students miss
^period of Hebrew study (but are still responsible for the missed
ork) and now are the regular Torah readers during Monday, Thurs-
iy and holiday services. Come to a Ilillel service and hear them in
ttion. Pictured (left to right) Suzanne Levine, Rabbi Theodore Brod.
Yfndy Raber, Amy Solomon, JeremyBornstein, LeeJ. Tawil, Cantor
filliam Hauben, Jon Warner, ToddJacob son and Andy Gordimer.
Leadership Development Retreat
At Congregation Rodeph
Sholom, they are regular
volunteers. Moat recently they
have given two days a week to
the Rodeph Sholom gift shop and
Annie is chairman of the Com-
munity Happenings Committee
for the Sisterhood. Hadassah has
had their help as co-chairmen of
the New Years Card Fundraiser
for four years and B'nai B'rith
Women, which Annie served as
president and Becky as recording
secretary and financial secretary
has also benefitted from their
During all their working years
in Tampa (1946-1972) they
volunteered throught the Florida
Nurses Assn. and the Florida
Public Nurses. Annie was also
chairman of the Public Health
Women's Division
Tops *80 Campaign
Nancy Linsky and Franci
Rudolph, Co-Chairman of the
Tampa Jewish Federation
Womens's Division Campaign,
along with dozens of division
chairman and co-chairmen are
currently racing past year's
campaign total towards their
1981 goal of $150,000.
In 1980. under the Chair-
manship of Judy Rosenkranz, the
Women's Division Campaign
soared past its 1979 total by
$9,000, adding to the momentum
of the 1980 drive. This far, the
1981 Women's Division drive has
raised in excess of $130,000
representing a 35 percent in-
crease over the same cards in
1980 valued at $95,354.
There are approximately 130
supporters who have not yet
committed to the 1981 Women s
Division Campaign. During this
week, an organized effort to reach
and confirm remainding sup-
Regional Leadership
Recently, invitations to attend
ne UJ A- Florida Region Young
adership Retreat were sent.
The Retreat will take place in
)rlando, May 15-17.
Through the years, many
prominent leaders in our region
ave been involved in the Young
-t-adership Cabinate and more
Jcently, the Young Women's
eadership Cabinate. Rarely do
e, the young leaders of our
espective communities have the
Opportunity to gather and ex-
punge ideas with the collective
eadership of this region. This
Composition of talent,
professional and lay, in addition
scholar-in-residence Judge
Jerome Hornblass, makes your
participation in this retreat an
ccasion not to miss.
From a personal viewpoint,
kaving had the privilege of at-
k'nding two previous retreats, I
cannot emphasize enough what
vision is achieved through this
medium: a retreat provides its
participants an invaluable source
of educational insight and
current events information.
Most of the past participants
to our retreats have expressed to
the Young Leadership Cabinet
that they nave experienced a rare
opportunity to learn more about
themselves as Jews and therefore
the retreat has helped strengthen
and clarify their Jewish identity.
Because past retreats have
meant so much to enhancing
community awareness and in-
volvement, the Tampa Jewish
Federation will help to defray
expenses of attendees.
Finally, it is imperative that
your reservations are received
immediately as limited space is
available on a "first-come, first-
served" basis. For reservations,
cost, etc., call the Tampa Jewish
Federation at 872-4461.
Section and the Building Fund
for the Florida Nurses Assn.
Becky was secretary of the Public
Health Section of Florida Nurses
Volunteering for the Margolin
sisters began when they were
student nurses. Annie started the
trend by giving camp physicals
to underprivileged children.
During the second world war,
they both volunteered with the
Civil Defense in Brooklyn as
nurses for relief and emergency
ambulance at Greenpoint
Hospital. This meant volun-
teering for 24-hour call in ad-
dition to their regular nursing
Tampa's medical community
first received their volunteer help
during the Salk Vaccine injection
campaigns in 1953 and 1954.
When the oral vaccine was in-
troduced, they were volunteers
with the Health Department on
their days off continuing to
dispense this miracle drug.
Also through the Red Cross,
Annie and Becky taught family
members home care for the sick
and injured for 14 years and gave
immunizations to National
Guard Reserves going on
manuevers. They also have
taught mothers baby care and
together they operated a Red
Cross First Aid Station during
and after Hurricane Donna in
Two years ago Becky and
Annie told The Jewish Floridian
of Tampa that the biggest
changes they had seen in their
profession were the introduction
of sulphur drugs and penicillin.
And salaries.
Today Annie said, "When the
man was reading our accomplish-
ments I thought he'd never
It is easy to see why the list
was so long. The list could not
stop because Becky and Annie
Margolin have never stopped.
"You'll probably earn between
$300,000 and a million dollars
during your lifetime.
Why not make
the most of it?"
One way to do that. of course,
is budgeting. That's a word
you hate? Well, then, call it,
"Expense Planning But the
point is that if you do it the
results, in terms of goals and
objectives accomplished.
Hnyllarrl Wrh*lr can downright exciting,
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Volume 3
I IYAR5741
Number 19
That Old Conspiracy
A B'nai B'rith report indicates that leaders of
the Soviet Union are attempting to cover up the
problems affecting the workers in Poland by blaming
Jews and Zionism. As usual, no distinction is made
between them. Nor do the Soviets even attempt to
explain why the blame is deserved.
Traditional anti-Semitism both in Poland and
Russia, furthermore, makes the charge stick.
Instead of dealing with the needs of the workers in
the USSR and in Poland, the heirs of Josef Stalin are
again looking for a conspiracy, not a solution.
The sad thing is that, in both countries, the
workers' own prejudices are helping their oppressors
rather than forcing their oppressors to help them.
German Society Chief
Says He Supports Begin
Ben-Natan, president of the
Israel-West German Friendship
Society, and former Israel Am-
bassador to Bonn, told a press
conference here the Society full)
supported Prime Ministei
Menachem Begin's sharp
criticism of West German Chan
cellor Helmut Schmidt Sunday.
He said the society in Israel
would urge its sister Society ir
< iermany and the "very many" in
Schmidt's own party who dis-
agree with his new policy line "tc
I ill their voices in protest."
BEN-NATAN said Schmidts
'open flirtation with the Arabs
could jeopardize the delicate rela-
tionship between West Germany
and Israel."
He said he thought the change
in policy was "economic expedi-
ency energy expediency on
which he is trying to base a new
But he thought it was also part
of a "wish to turn their backs
completely on the past, to say
what has been has been. We have
paid for it enough now leave us
"Now we have to make a
German policy, and a German
policy alone, and nothing from
the past can influence that policy
"This is actually the gist of
what Schmidt is saying, and it is
a view held by a sizeable
proportion of the German people,
which indicates a desire to be free
of obligations to the Jewish peo-
ple and to move forward towards
a new order of petrodollars." Ben-
Natan said.
But he added that there were
still very many Germans who
disagreed with this new policy,
and he called on them to come out
in protest against Schmidt's
Florida Court Asked to Act
On Yom Kippur Jury Case
American Jewish Congress
has called on the Supreme
Court of Florida to reverse
a first-degree murder con-
viction which carries an
automatic death penalty
on grounds that the jury
was chosen on Yom kip-
pur, the Jewish Day of
In rejecting a defense motion1
to postpone the jury selection
because of the Jewish holiday
the court deprived the defendant
of his constitutional right to a
jury selected from a fair cross-
section of the community, the
Congress argues in a friend-of
the-court brief in the case ol
Florida v. Paul William Scott. !
11 riti of the population of Pain
Beach County, where Scott wa:
triad, is Jewish. Scott. 24, is not
The American Jewish Con-
brief cited a 1975 U.S. Su-
preme Court decision in Taylor v.
Louisiana, which held that a
defendant in a criminal case was
entitled to a jury chosen from a
fair cross-section of the com-
munity. "The selection of Scott's
jury on Yom Kippur, a day when
Jews observing the commands of
their religion would not have
appeared for jury service,
violated Scott's constitutional
rights," the brief said.
The AJCongress brief also
cited a 1979 Supreme Court
decision, in Duren v. Missouri
holding that the requirement of a
fair cross-section jury was
ignored if (1) the group alledged
to be excluded was a "distinc-
tive" group in the community;
(2) if the representation of this
group in venires from which
juries were selected was not fair
and reasonable in relation to the
number of such persons in the
community; and (3) if this under
representation was due tc
systemat ic exclusion of the group
in the jury selection process.
ON EACH of these grounds
the lower court s refusal to post-
pone the jury selection violated
the defendants rights, the Con
gress said in its briefV
Parochial Parents Should Pay
IN THE United States, then
is a rallying cry for Orthodo
Jews to support the Packwood
Moynihan Bill for income ta:
credits to those parents who senr"
their children to private religiou;
schools. Rabbi Moshe Sherer.
president of Agudath Israel ol
America, whose organization will
honor the two Senators at its
59th annual dinner on May 31,
hails them "for taking the ini
tiative to correct a major in
justice in American society when
iln costs for private education
are not recognii
In Israel, there is a rallying cry
for these same American Ortho
dox Jews to pressure the Israel
Government not to grant officia'
sanction to the Conservative ant
Reform movements that would at
least grant these movements a
foot into the door toward Ortho-
dox equivalency.
IN THE latter case. Orthodox
.lews, notably Nathaniel Saper-
stein, president of the National
Council of Young Israel, use the
kind of words of revulsion for
Conservative and Reform Jews
that remind me of the most hate-
provoking passages in the anti-
Semitic tracts of many of the
k Those who ignore ihe lessons
of history,..... (sam*/am)

Roman Catholic saints.
In a lighter moment. Sin-
stein says of these moveawi
that they are "a pouj
disaster for the Jewish peoplT
and he warns that t0 Ll
Conservative and Reform Jew8,
status even approximate
Orthodox equivalent will mJ.
the virtual end of "the religion,
community in Isra
Apparently, tl .,.
Party Chairman >llllT10ri Pa*
" Isrr.ud's ,tired ^underhZ
Abba Eban. do not agree Thev
are promising governmentacS
to grant equivalency status if
Labor ousts the Likud coalition
in the June 30 election.
I MENTION this second
American Orthodox Jewish caw,
celebre merely to emphasize the
first the fact that Orthodoj
Jews have joined Roman Catholic
and fundamentalist Protestant
groups in the United States in
suport of Packwood-Moynihan.
For example, a recent Young
Israel statement rationalizes the
organization's stand on tax-free
credits this way: Poor us, we
need the relief; do you realize how
expensive it is to buy kosher food
these days?
This view of the American
educational condition certainly
deserves a gold star, along with
Rabbi Sherer's view about the
"initiative" taken by Senators
Packwood and Moynihan "to
correct a major injustice in
American society" notably,to
render economic assistance to
that portion of the nation's
economic sector least needing it.
In essence, Orthodox Jews are
demanding government support
in the practice of their religious
convictions. I find this re-
separation principle has been
argued often enough in these and
similar circumstances, and I hope
sately to lay it aside here. There
are other considerations, as well.
Most important, there is a public)
Continued on Page 9
Human Rights Joins Budget Block
Two days after he was elected
President of a nation usually
described as a democracy and, by
constitution, guaranteeing basic
civil rights to all its citizens,
Ronald Reagan tossed a political'
ball out on the court with an
ominous bounce. He said: "I
don't think that you can turn
away from some country because
here and there they do not agree
with our concept of human
It didn't take Alexander Haig
long to pick up the Reagan ball
and run with it. He attacked
yesterday's American human
rights policy as one having "the
practical consequence of driving
authoritarian regimes, tradition-
ally friendly to the West, into to-
talitarian models."
BUT THAT was just the be-
ginning of the Administration's
devaluation of human rights as a
cornerstone of our foreign policy.
In a move compatible with
placing in charge of our Depart-
ment of Energy a man who aims
to liquidate that department, the
President has made Ernest
Lefever Assistant Secretary of
State for Human Rights.
This new guardian of an Amer-
ican treasure accuses the
previous administration of
trivializing the human rights
concept. We have larger fish to
fry^ We must put the human
rights file in the Iwttom drawer
now and cuddk up to
that offer us good trade opP
nities. These are nations that ar
likely to aid their -fml.
strength to ours. They may lean i
bit to the authoritarian side but
by golly, they'll have no truck,
with Communism; and that's
what counts most of all.
You can sell this concept to
millions of Americans today, but
millions of others who take the
trouble to analyze the Reagan-
Haig-Lefever evaluation of the
role of human rights in our rela-
tions with other nations are un
derstandably dismayed. Early ir
January, when President-elect
Reagan made a gift of a gun to
President Jose Lopez Portillo of
Mexico, he must have recognized
a plea for Washington's con-
tinuing dedication to human
rights in Portillo's advice A
friendly President of Mexico was
urging a friendly President-elect
ot his nation's northern neighbor
to be extremely cautious in
approaches to El Salvador.
WHEN YOU come bearing a
gun. or an armory of guns today
you may bolster a paramilitary'
regime; but if, at the same time.
you fail to recognize the Central
Americans hunger for freedom
and for economic and social bet-
"'"" -ni. you mav fall into the
trap of inspiring in the wmapthv
nanustguerrQlM "
>t, nonsense, the new forces in
Human R,ghts Secretary Lefever
reminded us that the greatest
threats to human rights come
from the messiank totalitarian
regimes whose brutal grip brooks
no opposition? And can't you get
it through your heads that there
is a vast difference between a to-
talitarian rule and an authoritari-
an government?
Put your trust in the authori-
tarians like Cuba's Batista or Ni-
caragua's Somoza of yesterday or
today's Bolivia's Meza or Argen-
tina s Videla's or Chiles
Pinochet, and you'll be agreeably
surprised to behold their eyes
alight with promise of freedom,
justice, mercy, and love for the
common man.
After all, we don't have a toOd
itarian goverment in Iran; it'
just an authoritarian one-
Remove the mote from your eyes
and behold now handsomely tne
Ayatolla Khomeini has bestowed
the blessings of human rights on
his people.
FRIENDLY tyrants, blew
their souls. Soon they'll blossom
into red-white-and-blue cham-
pions of liberty.
So the previous administration
was guilty of "trivializing
human rights, as Ernest Lefever
has told us. Take notice now that
if Jimmy Carter had not worked
so hard to uphold our legal com-
mitment to human rights, he
wi ild have found th l'K
ng honorably in Helsinki
. we have Mr. Let' 'er.f?
our human right- I If*
- I hat impulse and flip8 "**
flag towards the ground, he may
convince Moscow this is a go*1
year to torture more dissidents:-

Lay. May 8, 1981
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 5
Israel Independence Day_
Reminder Of My Personal Odyssey
Congregation Schaaral Zedek
The annual occurence of Israel
Independence Day is not only a
lificant day in the calendar of
Jewish people. It always
nifies for me a reminder of my
nal odyssey, for I have a
ersonal history in relationship
i the Zionist movement which is
j me significant, and perhaps of
literest to others.
grew up in a home where
Ldaism was loved and practiced.
|Ve were religious in the classical
eform way. Having grown up in
us background I can attest to
fact that many people who
eride classical Reform Judaism
i not caring simply do not know
khat thev are talking about.
There was caring in my family
in a very special way, one
hat did not include Zionism. In
fccl, my entire family was, and in
nany cases continues to be, anti-
fconist. When I was growing up I
felt that Judaism was a religion
nd a religion exclusively. There-
the Zionist movement
esented something that was
ntithetical to my beliefs.
Although 1 was moved by the
it of the refugees of Europe
er World War II, I could not
myself to include a political
overrent like Zionism as part of
he solution.
My awakening to different
ypes of thinking came during
years that I was active in
ith Group and especially in
he National Federation of
Temple Youth (NFTY). Several
ncidents stand out in particular.
recall when I was a student at
he University of Pennsylvania
t we were visited by one of the
eat Zionists of our day, Rabbi
llillel Silver. Any person
cho wished to speak to him
ersonally after his lecture was
lited to sign up for an ap-
ointment. I did so, and spoke to
about my own misgivings
ut Zionism. Contrary to the
nagt- that he had as a staunch
Kionist who would put down any-
one who disagreed with him, I
found him to be warm, loving and
understanding about my plight,
knd 1 know that this opened me
personally towards the
ossibilities of a different
osition than that which I had. I
Attended regional and national
amps of the Reform movement,
nd there came into contact with
ther Rabbinic leaders who were
' staunchly Reform and at the
tie time sympathetic to Zion-
Of course, by this time the
tate of Israel had been estab-
shed and Zionism was now more
nan a movement of rescue; it
pas a movement of Jewish af-
nation. I found then certain
abbinic leaders who were in-
luential in my own development.
"o of them, Rabbi Maurice
|>avis and Rabbi Jack Stem,
?ere the deans of the NFTY
titute of Oconomowoc,
Wisconsin in 1952. (We called
em affectionately Modean and
dean). I spent dozens of hours
th them again speaking of my
"ti dilemma and then changing
clings. With exquisite warmth
d compassion they showed me
at being a Jew who loved his
Jewish religion and being a lover
t Israel were far from mutually
xclusive, but the two ideas
Dmplimented each other.
Maury and Jack were the two
post important influences in my
Ranging attitudes. In fact, one
i the biggest disappointments of
hy life came during my first trip
" Israel in 1970. After having
en there for about five days we
"t up to Jerusalem. They were
"gned to our bus, but rather
being on the bus that day as
1 went from Haifa to Jerusalem
ey took a car, since they had
ken this trip many times. My
eat disappointment was that as
stood overlooking Jerusalem
w cried I knew that they would
every sense of the word
This summer I plan to spend
six weeks in Israel during my
sabbatical leave. This includes
taking course at Hebrew Uni-
versity and living in Jerusalem
more as a citizen then a tourist. I
fully expect that new insights
about myself and the meaning of
Israel to me will emerge during
my stay in Israel this summer.
So when the Jewish commu-
nity celebrates Israel Inde-
pendence Day with its rightful air
of great joy and gratitude, I do so
in a very special personal way for
it represents an independence of
my own thinking which slowly
developed, and a liberation of my
own sould towards the fullness of
the Jewish experience.
The prayers that our people
say in the plural I also say in the
singular on Israel Independence
Day. I thank God who has "kept
me alive and substained me and
brought me to this new day."
Rabbi Frank Sundheim
have especially appreciated it.
When I told this story to both of
them they were very moved by it;
they realized what important
seeds they had sown.
My continued interest in Israel
has not abated. A few years ago
an organization of Reform Zion-
ists was organized; it is called
ARZA. The debates that I once
had with others now became
internalized. I wondered if I could
align myself "officially" with the
Zionist movement at that time,
especially since such affiliation
meant that one had to subscribe
to the so called "Jerusalem
Platform." This platform stated
that Jerusalem is the center of
Jewish life. After much thought I
decided to join ARZA. One of the
reasons was that the statement of
Jerusalem's centrality in Jewish
life was something that I could
by now subscribe to fully, having
experienced its magical power
several times. Yet the principals
of ARZA also state that the
diaspora has great needs that
must be served. I guess I still
reject that type of Zionism which
negates the diaspora, and says
that Jews outside the land of
Israel have nothing of Jewish
significance to offer. Such a
statement is both historically and
false even in our own times. Yet I
realized, having had several trips
to Israel already, that the in-
fusion of a Jewish feeling like
that given by Israel cannot be
gained in other areas of Jewish
life. Israel is a fountain of living
waters of the Jewish experience.
It is, as one scholar has termed it,
"a living laboratory in the po-
tential of Jewish living." Every
time I have been to Israel I have
come back a stronger Jew in
A h FiM
AwtUi rto
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these authors last Sunday afternoon. May 3, at Central Synagogue in New York City. Upper row, from
left: Johanna Kaplan, fiction (Oh My America!); Randolph L. Braham, Holocaust award (The Politics of
Genocide-The Holocaust in Hungary); Mark R. Cohen, history (Jewish Self-Government in Medieval
Egypt); Prof. Isador Twersky, Jewish thought (Introduction to the Code of Maimonides). Bottom row:
Leonard Everett Fisher, children's literature (A Russian Farewell); Louis Simpson, poetry (Caviar at the
Funeral); Hyman Bass, Yiddish literature (Pathways in Yiddish Literature). The Yeshiva University
Museum won an award in the visual arts category for its Purim: The Face and the Mask.
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Friday, May 8, ]
Endowment Enlightenment By Joel Breitstein Endowment Consultant Executive Director T.O.P. Jewish Foundation
lake an endowment gift.
In addition to flexibility in
choosing the manner of making
an endowment gift, the endow-
ment program differs from the
annual campaign in another
A solid endowment programi
for a growing Jewish Community
makes 'Cents." Cents make
dollars and dollars when
prudently invested, provide a
hedge against inflation, and a
stable economic base on which a
Jewish Community can build and
plan for the future.
The endowment program for
TAMPA was born out of a need
to provide a financial reservoir to
help fund future capital projects
in the community, make
available a ready capital reserve
in times of charitable endeavors
established by the endowment
committees, and as suggested by
The endowment program of
TAMPA differs from the annual
Federation Campaign in a
number of respects. These dif-
ferences fall into two major
categories: 1). The flexibility in
making an endowment gift and
varifying tax benefits to the
donor, and 2). The permanency of
the endowment fund and
creativity in grant making.
The endowment program
makes "Cents" to the donor
because of the varied modes of
making an endowment gift and
the tax benefits associated with
endowment giving. Below is a
brief outline of the means that
can be used to make a gift to the
endowment fund and tax benefits'
associated with the gift.
One may make an endowment
gift through a Testamentary
Bequest. The bequest can be
either an outright gift of property
or a deferred gift through a
Testamentary Charitable
Remainder Trust. The trust pro-
visions establish a fixed percent-
age of the principal to be payable
to a non-charitable beneficiary
(your spouse or children) for 8
stated period of time, and the re
mainder goes*, to the Foundation
A testamentary disposition of
property, whether outright or de-
ferred, gives rise to certain estate
tax deduction.
The same Charitable
Remainder Trust can also be usec
for a gift during one's life. Th
donor funds the trust with cash
readily marketable securities oi
some other appreciated, market
able asset. The donor or some
other non-charitable beneficiary
then receives annual income
based on a fixed percentage of the
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Endowment Fund. In many
instances this type of endowment
plan yields both an immediate
income tax deduction in the year
the trust is funded, and a
charitable estate tax deduction.
An endowment plan making up
the bulk of charitable giving is
the Philantrhopic Fund. The fund
is set up during one's lifetime anc
enables the donor to make hif
philanthropy visible by estab
lishing the fund in his name or in
honor of someone he or she
wishes to memorialize. This Fund
may be started by contributing
cash, readily marketable securi-
ties, real estate, closely held
business stock or other property
interests. The significance of this
endowment plan is that it enables
the donor to contribute to his
fund as his economic situation
warrants from year to year with
the advantage of providing a tax-
wise vehicle for disposing of
highly appreciated assets on
which substantial capital gain
taxes would normally have to be
paid. The donor not only avoids
capital gains tax, but gets an in-
come tax deduction for the fair
market value of the contribution.
Additionally the donor or his
designee may make annual rec-
ommendations regarding use of
the principal and or income for
charitable disposition. Although
the Foundation is not bound by
the donor's recommendations,
serious consideration will be
given to all requests.
A donor may wish to use Life
Insurance as a vehicle for endow-
ment giving. Depending upon the
needs in his estate plan, a donor
may either choose to continue to
own the policy and designate the
Foundation as beneficiary, or he
may choose to make an outright
gift of the policy to the Founda-
tion, wherein the Foundation
becomes both owner and bene-
ficiary of the policy. Each gives
rise to different charitable tax
deduction consequences.
All of the aforementioned
modes of endowment giving, and
variations of the plans, give to
the donor significant tax
benefits. Many trigger immediate
income tax deductions that can
be carried forward for up to five
years under certain situations.
There are estate planning bene-
fits in the form of estate tax
charitable deductions, and in
reducing the size of one's taxable
estate. In many instances an
endowment gift will yield both
income tax and estate tax
benefits. The bottome line is It
makes "Cents" to the donor to
The endowment program has
in,i been created as a substitute
lor Annual Campaign Giving.
But funds raised during the
annual campaign are in-and-out
dollars. They are dollars that are
desperately needed to fund the
every day projects of our commu-
nity and to keep our brothers and
sisten in Israel free. Although
grants from endowed funds may
be used to supplement many
projects funded through Annual
Campaing allocations, the goal of
the Endowment Fund is to pro-
vide for social, educational, reli-
gious and other community and
charitable projects for whic1-
I here are currently no funds.
For example, the Jewish
Community Endowment Fund of
San Francisco, Mann County,
Calif., has used some of their
endowment funds for the follow-
ing projects: 1). Grant to Bureau
of Jewish Education to fund
camp scholarships of new
American and single parents: i).
Chabad House for an emergency
grant for replacement of property
damaged in a fire: 31. American
Jewish Congress: Judah
Magnest Memorial Museum to
fund an Oral History project on
Eastern European Jews in the
San Francisco Federation area;
II Stanfor University to estab-
lish a visiting professorship in
Jewish Civilization. The list goes
on and on in all of the federated
communities that have estab-
lished endowment programs.
From emergency grants made
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times of disaster or distres,
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Judaism in the arts, the J,
endowment monies are endles
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future generations. It J^
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may contact your i.i
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Breitstein, Endowment Con
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Foundation, Inc., 100 Twie
Street, Suite 4444, Tarn*
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Hillel School Book Fair
The annual Hillel School Book
Fair will be held in the Rodeph
Sholom Social Hall Tuesday,
May 19, Wednesday, May 20,
and Thursday, May 21, from 9
a.m. until 4:15 pm. each day.
All interested students,
teachers, parents and book-lovers
throughout the community are
encouraged to join us. As one of
College Freshmen
Fall '81!
Will you be a college freshman
in the Fall of 1981? If so you are
cordially invited to a special
bagel brunch at the B'nai B'rith
Hillel foundation at USF,
Sunday May 17 at 11:30 a.m.
Going away to school can be a
traumatic experience. We, at
Hillel, would like to help those
college-bound students pre-
paring them for dormitory life,
campus food, student or-
ganizations, etc.
This not only applies to USF
but other major Universities as
well We have many transfer
students here, too.
Come on out to Hillel 5014
Patricia Ct. No. 172. Call us for
directions at 988-1234 or 988-
several planned school fund-
raisers, the book fair is designed
to appeal to all ages and to raise
monies for the library. New and
classic books will be offered for
This year's selections include
titles on both Newberry and
Caldecott Medal-winning
authors, and paperback books
appealing to primary-juvenile,
intermediate, junior high-young
adult and parent reading levels.
Adventure and animal stories,
children's classics, crafts and
hobbies, sports and games,
fantasy, fiction, fun and non-
sense, curricular areas, science-
fiction, mysteries, crafts and
hobbies, family life and personal
values, all will be available!
Individuals desiring card
games, posters, puzzles, slates.
workbooks and coin kits will find
them too!
Students, teachers, parents
and relatives, friends and book-
lovers of all ages can find books
for gift-giving that will be infor-
mative and entertaining. A
planned summer reading
program can be started and can
help to broaden and expand in-
terests, sharpen and improve
reading skills, increase awareness
and appreciation of values of lit-
erature, increase self-knowledge,
enhance communication skills
and delight the reader!
The Hillel School Book Fair
represents the hard work of inter-
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staff and Rodeph Sholom person-
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ay, May 8, 1981
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 7
Congregations, Organizations Events
Jewih War Veterans
and Auxiliary 373
Ubert Aronovitz Post 373 and
liliary of the Jewish War
erans will hold an Installation
ncheon May 17 at the In-
national Inn at 12:30 p.m.
Lervations may be made with
Voolf. 3020 Kirby St., Tampa
fhe Post nominating commit-
, chaired by Rita Frouman,
eented the following slate
ch was elected at the March
Wing Commander, Mary
fasky; Senior Vice Corn-
er. Max Fourman; Junior
l Commander Jerome Posner;
ljutant, Fred Katz; Quarter-
Bter, Ben Gutkin; Asst.
jrtermaster, Phil Starr;
Igeon. Dr. MA. Chardkoff;
te Advocate, Judge Ralph
rg; Officer of the day,
ris Weisman; Service Officer,
Silk; Sergeant of Arms,
iirice Bachman; Asst. Sgt. of
9. Rita Frouman; Chaplain,
Landsberg; and Historian,
I Sogol.
aid Wahnon, chairman of the
liliary nominating committee
ented the following slate
was elected at the March
ting. President, Anne
ctor; Sr. Vice President,
i Wanon; Jr. Vice President,
i Males; Chaplain, Gertrude
; i mi not ic instructress,
lie Rich; Conductress, Adele
pnkranz; Historian, Minnie
per; Treasurer, Esther Piper;
girding Secretary, Joe Woolf;
responding Secretary,
Jguerite Spitz: Trustees: for
year, Margo Berlo; for two
s, Betty Pomper and Clara
klebaum and Honorary
pti'i'. Rose Aronovitz.
finnie Posner and Esther
Ir received Certificates from
|V.A. Hospital for their vol-
er work JWVA volunteers.
awards were given last
during National Volunteer
National Council
of Jewish Women
Impa Section, National
jicil of Jewish Women will
jits Annual Service Awards
theon Wednesday, May 13,
(he Columbia Restaurant
lining at 11:30 a.m.
-ian Winters, president of
ampa Section, is the chair-
of the Day entitled
ging Times." Past preai-
Connie Rosenberg and
>y Gould will present the
nging Times" portion of the
Bervations will be taken by
Appelbaum (261-4860) or
Winters (988-2766).
Iportation and a free baby-
will be available if
B'nai B'rith Women
ai B'rith Women, Simcha
er will hold an Installation
Monday, May 18 at 7:30
It the Swiss House at Busch
Ms. Dinner Reservations
[be made with lone Malin
87) or Marilyn Weisman
Rodeph Sholom
abeth ShaJett. President of
bh Sholom Sisterhood and
[Levin, Financial Secretary,
Kt*nd the Annual Oftnfer-
pf the Florida Branch of
i's League for Conaerva-
Udaism, to be held at Bay-
concourse May 17 through
Annual Conference is
to brief leadership of
vative Synagogue Sister-
>n issues and action for the
year," Elizabeth Shalett
he Florida Branch ia one of
riches, or regions, affiliated
Women's League, the
Synagogue Women's
i the world.
|nK topics to be discussed
Fereace plenums and amall
group sessions are: the family
and its Future, the Jewish Life
Cycle, World Affairs, new trends
in America, Social Issues, and
Programs for "Youth. Devorah
Rosenberg, a national leader of
Women's League will be at the
conference to serve as a con-
sultant and to discuss these and
other issues.
Women's League for Con-
servative Judaism has a mem-
bership of 210,000 women,
enrolled in 810 Sisterhoods af-
filiated with Conservative Syna-
gogues in the United States,
Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and
Israel. It is associated with The
Jewish Theological Seminary of
America, and dedicated to the
pe#rpetuation of traditional Juda-
ism in our modern society
through living Judaism in the
home, Synagogue and Commu-
Rodeph Sholom
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
has postponed the Youth Music
Festival originally scheduled for
May 24. Plans will be announced
at a future time.
Rodeph Sholom
Men's Club
The Rodeph Sholom Men's
Club will host a Mother's Day
Champagne Brunch, Sunday
May 10, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in
the Rodeph Sholom Social Hall.
Men's Club members, their wives
and mothers will be admitted
free. There will be a $5 per person
charge for non-members.
Reservations may be made by
calling Judie Rosenblatt at the
synagogue office, 837-1911.
Rodeph Sholom USY
The installation of officers for
Rodeph Sholom's USY wUl take
place tonight, May 8, during
regularly scheduled Sabbath
services. The new officers for
1981-82 are: David Sugar, Presi-
dent; Jay Sinsley, Executive
Vice President; Tara Evenson,
Programming Vice President;
Sylvia Bo bo. Membership Vice
President; Terri Sugar, Religious
Vice President, and Mia Rosen-
berg, Fundraising Vice Presi-
dent. Jeff Becker will be
Treasurer; Craig Smilowitz,
Recording Secretary and Suzy
Friedman will be Corresponding
ArtaLine for the Deaf
ArtsLine, a recorded telephone
answering service, designed as a
daily up-date on arts events in
progress in the greater Tampa
Bay area, has been expanded to
serve the deaf community.
In keeping with the Arts
Council's policy of Access for All
in the Arts, the Council's
communication system with the
deaf is now complete, utilizing
the Council's TTY communi-
cation device for the deaf and a
new telephone answering device
with the ability to record and re-
produce high frequency tones,
ArtsLine now contains up to six
minutes of voice (for the hearing
patron), and TTY tones (for the
deaf patron), of daily arts events.
The number of ArtsLine is 229-
Volunteer Training
Tampa Jewish Social Service
and the Visiting Nurse Asso-
ciation are co-sponsoring a train-
ing session for current vol-
unteers, prospective volunteers,
and others working with the
elderly who would like to learn
new information.
This training session will be
May 14, 7-9 p.m. at Tampa
Catholic High School, 4630 N.
Rome Ave., Room 115, in the
Center Building. The session will
be entitled, "The Aging Process:
Physical and Psychological
Changes," with guest speaker
Daley Nagy, RN, Visiting Nurse
The public is invited to attend.
Call Sue Ryan, of the Visiting
Nurse Assn. 870-2875, for further
Kol Ami
Elects Officers
Congregation Kol Ami has
elected officers for 1981-83. Dr.
Steven Field is the new president
and will serve wi|Jpayy Fink, first
vice-presidfi|*TA'lax Zalkin,
second vajP^resident; Barbara
Levine, secretary; Sheila Shaw,
financial secretary, and Michael
Brent, treasurer.
Board members elected to one
year terms are Mike Eisenstadt,
Larry Schultz, Saul Schiffman
and Lisa Teblum. Elected to two
year board terms are William
Kalish, Mary Kanter, Stan
Marcus and Dr. Steven
A formal installation
planned for June.
HELP WANTED: The Tampa Jewish Community Center is
looking for an Athletic Individual who wishes to spend sub-
sidized summer in Israel learning Krau Maga (Israeli Self
Defense) to teach same at JCC next year. Contact Ed Finkel-
stein for further information (872-4451).
Dr. Ronald Samson
Joanne Steinberg
Judge and Mrs. Ralph Steinberg announce the engagement
of their daughter, Joanne Lynn, to Dr. Ronald Bruce Samson,
son of Mrs. Molly Samson and the late Samuel Samson.
Joanne is a native of Tampa and is a graduate of H. B.
Plant High School. She is, and has been for the past seven years,
'a professional musician performing on the keyboards with
vocals throughout the country.
Dr. Samson was born in South Haven, Michigan and is a
graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
and the California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco,
California. Dr. Samson has his practice of podiatry in Tampa.
The wedding is planned for August 16.

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The Jewish Floridian oj liunpu
A rime Bomb?
Rustin Warns Chicago Black Sect in Israel Dangerous
The essential problem of the
Black Hebrews in their efforts to
be accepted as legitimate resi-
dents of the State of Israel is not
the color of their skin but the fact
that they are members of a mes
sianic sect. There is certainly no
official policy discriminating
against Black Jews as such.
Among other things, this can be
proven by the presence of Blacks
in Israel who have gone through
Orthodox conversion to Judaism
and are wholly accepted with full
rights in the State of Israel.
AN EXCELLENT example of
such a righteous convert was the
late Avi Hagen, who was one of
the leaders of Brit Avraham, an
organization of Black Jews living
in Israel. Hagen long contendei
that the press paid too much at
tontion to the problems of the
renegade Blacks of Dimona with-
out considering the other side of
the picture: truly Orthodox
Black Jews living in peace and
harmony within the Israeli
context. In general, dark skins
are so common in Israeli society
that it would be hard to discrimi-
nate against over that half of the
population who come from the
A FORMER member of the
Hebrews, Gedalia Ben Yisrael,
has broken with the cult and
entered a yeshiva in Jerusalem.
"I completely wasted 12 years of
my life in one big lie," states the
former member of the controver-
sial group, adding that he has
been threatened with reprisals by
his former associates since strik-
ing out on his own. Now, says the
former cult member, he simply
wants to be left alone to delve
into vast resources of Jewish
scholarship and to complete the
process of his Orthodox con-
The Jerusalem Post and other
local papers have published lurid
exposes claiming the sect
preaches an ideology based on
hatred of Jews and the belief that
only they the Black Hebrews
are the true Israel who will be
redeemed by the Messiah. Not
incidentally, the cult also incul-
cates the belief that the savior
and appointed Redeemer is none
other than the founder and leader
of the group. Ben Ammi Carter,
the young and charismatic per-
sonality whom the Black Hebrew
flock faithfully follows in theii
confrontation with the govern-
A special panel, headed by MK
David Glass, chairman of the
Knesset Law Committee, has
made an extensive investigation
of the problem and recommended
that the Black Hebrews be given
their own settlement in the
Negev where they may live and
follow their own beliefs. How-
ever, Interior Minister Yosef
Burg has unequivocally rejected
the Glass committee report.
Insisting that the members of the
group have entered the country
illegally with forged documents.
Burg maintains that to adopt the
Glass committee recom-
mendation would simply be
awarding the sect a prize for
IN RESPONSE to Burgs op-
position, the leader of the cul'
declared, "We would rather die
here than accept deportation.'
As quoted in the daily press, Ben
Ammi Carter announced, "Even
if the government sends soldiers
and police forces to evict us, we
will not give in."
Organized in the Black ghettos
of Chicago, Detroit and other
American cities in the late 60_'s*j|
small group of Black Hebrews
first attempted to settle in
Liberia, a Black African state
which did not hesitate to sum-
marily deport the entire group
When the first members of the
sect arrived in Israel, they were
officially welcomed, and some
were granted status as temporary
However, as more and more
members illegally joined the first
arrivals, neighbors of the sect
began to complain of their bizarre
life-style. Word began to filtei
jut associating the group with e
strange anti-Semitic philosophy
concocted, according to some in
vestigators. in order to give th
ult a sense of cohesion and
AMONG THE charges against
l hi' Black Hebrews are cruel and
unusual punishments, which
allegedly are used to keep mem-
ben from leaving the sect:
mainly from fear of being charged
with racism, the government of
Israel avoided confronting the
problem of the group's presence
in Dimona and other Negev de-
velopment towns until protests,
brought by their neighbors and
continuing illegal immigration of
sect followers, caused the ap-
(Miintment of the Glass commis-
sion to investigate the entire
After long and presumably
thorough study, Glass, a
National Religious Party MK,
and his colleagues dismissed
charges of abuse and threats as
"apparently unfounded," and
found Carter and his followers
more moderate and reasonable
than much of the negative pub-
licity they had received.However,
critics of the Glass committee
maintain that Carter merely
changed his stance in order to
impress the liberal American-
born Glass and that the commit-
tee^ 147-page report never seri-
ously dealt with the claims of
former cult members, who insist
that they were kept in the group
against their will. Skeptics
believe Glass has merely exacer-
bated the problem by lending
credibility to a charlatan.
On the other hand, short of
mass deportation, the Glass
report is the first serious sugges-
tion of how the government can
deal with the problem of the
group's indubitable existence.
The only effect of the govern-
ment's non-policy up to now. it
would appear, has been to out-
rage legitimate Black visitors to
Israel who have been suspected
of being members of the group
and treated accordingly, and
infuriate neighbors of the cult
who complain that the over-
crowded conditions of the group
lhave made their areas unliveable.
problem with the Glass report is
that it tends to accept the group
on its own terms. To establish a
policy framework, it would be
neccessary to verify the true
identities of the group members
and determine if any of them, as
has been contended, are wanted
criminals, fugitives from justice
in the United States, or otherwise
clearly unacceptable as legal resi-
Second, an effort should be
made to offer group members an
alternative to continued depend-
ence on the cult. Those who wish
to settle elsewhere, in Israel or
abroad, should be clearly offered
that option. Finally, it wouldn't
seem reasonable to accept at face
value Carter's promise that he
and his followers will suddenly
become loyal law-abiding Israelis
as soon as they are granted the
right of their own settlement. If it
has managed illegally to migrate
more than 1,000 members despite
all efforts of vigilance of the au
thorities to date, the group must
now be willing to accept, not
dictate, the terms of their resi
dence vis-a-vis the State.
The greatest fear generated by
the cult is that they may, if their
leader commands, commit mass
suicide as did the Jonestown
group in Guyana. This seems far
fetched and outlandish: however
a mass deportation of the cult
would almost surely result lr
severe repercussions among th<
Blacks of the United States am
other groups. Since they have
been living in Israel for almost IS
vears. it would seem to be merely
common sense for the govern-
ment to take responsibility for
their future. And why should
ihey be expelled at this late stage
in the game?
highlv respected Black
spokesman, led a special commis-
sion of Americans to Israel to in-
vestigate the matter, after meet-
ing with Carter (who now calls
Ben Yisrael) and his
Rustin described the
group as 'indigestible" and
warned that they may be a "time-
bomb." Nevertheless, there is
really no inherent reason why the
Black Hebrews couldn't become,
with time, a positive and produc-
tive force within Israeli society
and a model of Israeli readiness
to ignore the color-line.
; This also depends on empa-
thizing with and understanding
the Black Hebrews themselves.
Certainly no one can blame them
for wanting to escape the poverty
and degeneration of the slums of
Chicago. There must be a great
Israel Cultural Festival
despair behind their wii
lingness to follow Ben Ammi Yet
there is also a great hope in their
desire to live with human dignity
in the Promised Land.
In staving here for more than
12 years in very trying circum-
stances, the members of the
Black Hebrew cult challenge the
government to provide them with
a fair handling of their problem
If well-intentioned individuals
within the group were systema.
Lically encouraged and on the
other hand the cultish aspects
were diluted as much as possible,
there still could be good
prospects for the Blacks of
Dimona. Otherwise, the situation
could move from confrontation to
an open collision course and from
there it is anyone's guess how
this strange and complex story
might end.
The University of South Flor-
ida's Jewish Student Union held
its first annual Israel Cultural
festival May 4-9.
An Israeli Apple Tree was
planted on the University Center
Mall as the festival kick-off and
'Operation Thunderbolt" was
shown the first night.
Israel T-shirt day was May 5
and that evening "Cast a Giant
Shadow," starring Kirk Douglas,
was shown.
A service remembering Israel's
war dead was held May 6 on the
UC Mall. The USF Flea Market
included several Israeli products
tables throughout that day. also.
The Distant Shores Interna-
tional Revue performed May 7 on
the UC Mall. Following that, an
Israel Independence Day
ceremony was held on the Mall,
including a short introduction
and speeches by the president of
the Jewish Student Union Lesly
Soltz: festival chairman Arnon
Tal; Jewish Student Union
faculty advisor Dr. Ailon Shiloh:
Vice President for Student
Affairs Dan Walbolt; and the
representative of American
Zionist Youth Foundation.
Michael Jankelowitz. After the
ceremony, a birthday card and
cake presentation took place.
A two-mile Run For Israel was
scheduled for today at 2 p.m. in
the general USF vicinity.
Winding up the week's
festivities, a music festival will be
held Saturday evening May 9 at
Fontana Hall. For more informa-
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Continued from Page 4
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been the pride of this nation
Lcrsin.r its founding.
|( for one reason or another,
,.nI no not wish to rely on its
Nil( inr their own children,
choke they should
j free to make, but they
list nol '" allowed to demand
impensatkni for their
nd omsideration is that
| : of what is supposed to
B democratic government
kght not be to sponsor elitist
tires; if public funds are to be
Ipended because the public
Ihool system is lacking in some
|ea. either religious instruction
|y intent! or qualitatively (by an
crual of sociological mis-
tunel, then the expenditure
fould go to strengthen the pub-
: school system by defusing the
bsfortunes so that the system's
ality improves.
iThis would eliminate a major
Igument posed by parents in
arch of religious instruction for
eir children who pretend that it
eally the lack of instructional
kality that is driving them away
[d into the arms of parochial
N ESSENCE, the way things
currently constituted, not
^ly can such parents continue
pretense that it is really
Jality and not religion they are
eking. They are also
engthened in their argument
at by sending their children to
irivale parochial school, they
being required to pay twice
the same service. Packwood-
bynihan, they say, must pass
Cause it will relieve them of one
(these unjust costs.
I Mut the argument is spurious
mainly because the service
ley receive in a parochial school
is very different indeed from the
service they would receive in a
public school, particularly given
that the public school in question
were of the very highest quality.
Such parents in fact know this to
begin with, and so why should
they not pay for the difference?
Since the cost these parents are
attempting to opt out of is public
Khool lax by repayment through
a federal income tax credit, the
question that arises as a third
consideration is whether the
federal income tax system should
be rigged in such a way that the
individual taxpayer has the right
to reject a particular tax situa-
tion he may not like.
IN THE abstract, the answer
is irrelevant because the set of
conditions defined by the
question has already been in
existence for years. Special in-
terests in American society have
all sorts of tax benefits not avail-
able to the rest of us, as for ex-
ample, business.
And if your business happens
to be, say, oil business, you have
benefits peculiar to this kind of
operation piled upon the other
benefits. Of if your business
happens to involve investments
abroad, then you have still others
piled on top of them. The per-
mutations and combinations of
government sponsored private
profit-making are infinite.
(If your business happens to be
religion, itself, except in the case
of raw importable salary, why
then you pay no institutional
taxes at all not on income, not
on real estate, not on fringe bene-
fits obviously intended to cir-
cumvent reportable salary, not
even on loosely-documented
ancillary economic enterprise.)
That is how the rich get richer.
That is why some millionaires
never pay a dime in income taxes.
Their benefits so far outstrip
Three Senior Police Officials
Go to Trial for False Evidence
W IV (.IT AI The
tomej Genera] has recom-
|nded that three senior police
jeers should be put on trial for
ig false evidence which led to
f conviction of a man now serv-
; a life sentence for the murder
I a woman seven years ago
Baranes has consistently
id that he was not guilty of
murder of Rachel Heller, a
soldier. He has refused a pardon,
saying this would-indicate guilt,
and demanded a retrial.
The Attorney General's state-
ment said the question of a retrial
should be raised by the author-
ities only after the trial of the
three police officers. If found
guilty of giving false evidence at
the time, the state could then re-
open Barane's trial.
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their income that their annual net
profit can easily be adjusted to
Reckoned in these terms.
Orthodox Jews and others who
support Packwood-Moynihan
seem to have everything going
for them on their side of the argu-
BUT IN the end, what it must
come down to is what will happen
to the public school system if
Packwood-Moynihan passes.
Almost automatically, it will
mean an even greater exodus
from the public school system of
youngsters bound for private
Even if the figures I have read
exaggerate the impact, there can
be no doubt that public schools
will suffer a loss of revenues that
can only make their present
shabby status even shabbier.
Indeed, current statistics indi-
cate that proposed tax credits to
parents of children in parochial
schools will mean a higher federal
outlay by nearly two times for
students in parochial school than
public funding now available for
students attending the public
school system.
None of this should be con-
strued as an attack on those who
wish to send their children to
whatever kind of school they
choose. It merely says that those
who make the choice must be
prepared to pay for it.
that present-day inequities in the
income tax system, already
loaded so that the bulk of the cost
of the nation's business falls
heaviest on those least able to
afford it, should not be loaded
even more heavily against them,
as will occur if Packwood-Moy-
nihan is successful. Why should
they have to pay for the privilege
others choose in a private school
Finally, it is a plea to Orthodox
Jews to recognize that their
alliance in this with Roman
Catholic and fundamentalist
Protestant groups can not be an
easy one. The immediate goal
in get someone else to pay for
what they want to buy may be
a common one.
Hut ultimately, the educational
ideals involved are hardly the
same. American Jews, certainly
of my generation, owe a profound
debt of gratitude to the American
public school system. Many of us
would not be what we are today
professionally, economically,
personally without the educa-
tion it gave us free of charge, in
many cases even through college.
AMERICAN Jews, especially
Orthodox Jews, should have
nothing but the highest regard
for book-learning freely
dispensed. They should be among
the last to want to deal our public
school system a mortal blow.
Packwood-Moynihan may, in
the end, take care of their spe-
cialized tuition needs, and they
may see this as good. But Pack-
wood-Moynihan will also, in the
end, be a strong argument for
further intrusion of sectarian
religious practices into public
institutional life as a whole, and
this they can surely nor see as
good, no matter who their allie-
may be right now.
If Orthodox Jews pressing for
passage of Packwood-Moynihan
are so concerned about the sur-
vival of Israel that they are will-
ing to attack fellow-Jews for their
Conservative or Reform beliefs
because they consider them to be
threatening, then why should
the] not he equally concerned
about the survival of America?
For m more than a small way.
hal what is at stake m tht
Packwood-Moynihan Bill
the survival of America and
i hi survival of a rockbed
American institution, public
'President Reagan at the podium with Elie Wiesel, chairman of the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council on Yom Ilashoah in Washington.
At White House
Reagan Joins Holocaust
Service for Six Million
President Ronald Reagan
joined members of the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Coun-
cil on Apr. 30 in a ceremony
to commemorate the
viptims and survivors of
the Holocaust.
The President said of
the tragedy: "This meet-
ing, this ceremony, has
meaning not only for people
of the Jewish faith, those
who have been persecuted,
but for all who want to
prevent another Holocaust
. We share the wounds
of the survivors. We recall
the pain only because we
must never permit it to
come again."
Remembrance {Yom Hashoah),
waa sponsored by the U.S. Holo-
caust Memorial Council. The
Council was created by an act of
Congress on October 7, 1980. to
provide appropriate ways for the
nation to observe Days of Re-
membrance annually, to con-
struct and oversee the memorial
b victims, and to develop plans
to carry out the Council's pur-
Elie Wiesel, chairman of the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Coun-
cil, and one of seven survivors of
the Holocaust present at the
ceremony, asked, "How does one
commemorate six million vic-
tims, all descendants of Abraham
and Isaac and Jacob?"
Wiesel said, "In all their
chronicles and testaments,
memoirs and prayers, litanies
and poems, the victims stressed
one single theme remember,
remember the horror, remember.
Ik'ar witness."
The President, noting the
nation's responsibility as a free
people, expressed determination
that the horror never be allowed
to happen again. "The hope of a
ceremony such as this is that
even a tortured past holds
promise if we learn its lessons.
According to Isaiah, there will be
a new heaven and a new earth,
and the voice of weeping will be
heard no more. Together, with
the help of God, we can bear the
burden of our nightmare. It is up
to us to ensure that we never live
l it again."
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Israel Warns Syria
We Won't Give Into
Christian Annihilation
Israel warned Syria late
last week that it "will not
acquiesce in the Syrian
attempt to take over
Lebanon and annihilate the
Christians there." The
warning, in the form of a
Cabinet communique, was
issued shortly before Israel
disclosed that its aircraft
had shot down two Syrian
helicopters over central
Premier Menachem Begin an-
nounced the downing of the
second helicopter in the course of
a radio interview in which he said
Israelis, as Jews, had a moral
commitment to prevent the
slaughter of a people or religion
by another nation and that it was
also in Israel's "clear national
interest" to prevent the Syrians
from gaining control of the
central Lebanese mountain range
from which they could shell
Junia, the only Lebanese port
open to Christian forces.
AT THE same time came the
revelation that Syria had moved
Soviet-made surface-to-air
missiles into central Lebanon,
thus posing a threat to Israeli
control of the air over Lebanon.
The missiles are the very same
used by Syria and Egypt when
President Anwar Sadat's forces
launched their surprise attack on
Israel and the Yom Kippur War
of 1973. The missiles took a dead-
ly toll in Israeli planes.
According to Begin, if the
Syrians control the mountain
range, known as the Sannine,
they could move southwards and
attack Israel together with
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion terrorists. He said the
Syrians have not listened to
American appeals to halt the
fighting in Lebanon and that
President Hafez Assad refused to
receive the U.S. Ambassador to
The State Department has ex-
pressed "concern" over the
Syrian capture of two strong-
points in the Lebanese mountain
range previously held by Chris-
tian forces and described it as "a
major change in the status quo."
At the same time, however, it
refused to condemn the Syrian
Begin said Israel decided to
counter the Syrian thrust when
the Syrians began to employ Heli-
copters against the Christians.
"We do not want war with
Syria," he said, "or a confronta-
tion with the Syrians" but "there
are risks We cannot just
stand aside while the Christians
are being slaughtered and the
dangers to Israel itself are
CHIEF OF Staff Gen. Rafael
Eitan confirmed that Syria's use
of helicopter gunships and troop
carriers could seriously affect the
capacity of the Christians to de-
fend themselves, and therefore
the Syrian escalation represented
a direct threat to Israel's
security. The warning to Syria
was issued following telephone
consultations among various
ministers on the deteriorating
situation in Lebanon.
Deputy* Defense Minister
Mordechai Zipori later amplified
the communique. He said on a
radio interview that it signified
that Israel would continue to
press for international diplomatic
support to end the fighting in
Lebanon. "I am glad to note that
our appeals have had some
positive response for the first
time from many countries,
mainly from the U.S.," he said.
Katyusha rockets were fired
into Upper Galilee from Palestine
terrorist positions in Lebanon.
No casualties or damage were
reported, but Israelis in border
villages were forced to spend the
night in bomb shelters. The
rocket attack apparently was
retaliation for Israel's heavy air
strikes against four Palestine
Liberation Organization bases
well inside Lebanon. They were
the second air raids in two days.
A MILITARY spokesman
acknowledged, meanwhile, that
Israeli fighter planes shot down a
Syrian helicopter near the
Lebanese Christian village of
Zahle that has been under siege
by Syrian forces. Zipori said in
his radio interview: "The Syrians
have recently introduced a new
dimension in their fight against
the Christians a dimension
against which they (the Chris-
tians) have no defense. That is,
various kinds of helicopters
which are wreaking havoc among
the Christians."
With respect to the downing of
the helicopter, Zipori said "the
significance is simple. We have
announced many times we have
an obligation towards the
Lebanese Christians and we will
not abandon them to be
Asked if such Israeli inter-
vention did not create the danger
of a Syrian-Israeli confrontation,
Zipori replied, "There is always
the danger but Israel has warned
and warned again that there will
be no Syrian air activity in the
skies over Lebanon."
ZIPORI SAID one of Israel's
objectives in Lebanon was to
ensure that an entity would
develop there which might be
prepared to discuss peace with
Israel. He said the Syrian attacks
>n Christian concentrations in
.he Sannine mountains near
Zahle which overlook the Beka
valley on the east and the Chris-
tian-held coastal region on the
west were intended to destroy
such an entity.
The escalation of fighting in
Lebanon has brought the govern-
ment under pressure from senior
army officers and from settlers in
the northern region to step up
Israel's involvement. The officers
want to impress on Damascus the
existence of a "red line" in
Lebanon beyond which the
Syrians will not be permitted to
go. The settlers demand stronger
action against terrorists in south
But on the political level.
Begin, Zipori and others appear
to favor quiet diplomatic efforts
such as referred to by Zipori in
the radio interview. Accordingly,
the government is seeking to
persuade the U.S. and the
Western European countries to
bring their influence to bear on
Syria to relent in its attacks on
the Lebanese Christians. From
Israel's viewpoint, defeat of the
Christian forces in central
Lebanon would have dangerous
consequences for the Christian
enclave along Israel's border and
thereby for Israel's own security.
that Israel's preemptive air
strikes in Lebanon indicated an
attempt to relieve pressure on
Christian forces by broadening
the targets. Israeli jets attacked
not only rocket-launching sites
but concentrations of Palestinian
tanks and artillery. The downing
of Syrian helicopters was ac-
knowledged for the first time to-
day, although Israel denied
Damascus reports that Syrian
jets had engaged Israeli aircraft
in a dogfight over Lebanon
The Syrians are said So be
using two types of helicopter in
Lebanon the French-made
Gazelle employed as attack gun-
ships, and the heavier Soviet-
made transport types. It was not
disclosed which type was shot
down by the Israelis.
The PLO, meanwhile, in-
troduced rapid-fire 40-barrel Kat-
yusha rocket launchers mounted
on trucks. Those batteries are
highly mobile and can discharge
40 rockets within seconds at a
range of up to about 12 miles.
National Singles to Israel
Singles Mission to Israel
Chairman, Tampa
Consider the potential meaning
an experience such as a visit to
our homeland (Israel) could have
for you!
This summer, you are invited
to join with us on the Second
Annual United Jewish Appeal
National Singles Mission to
Israel, August 2-12.
We will participate in a unique
experience encountering an Israel
that is unknown to most
You Will meet with govern-
ment officials and with Israelis in
all walks of life.
You will visit absorption
centers and Kibbutzim. You will
walk the ancient and narrow
streets of Jerusalem.
You will touch the very heart
of the people of Israel and you
will form a special bond that will
never be broken.
Make the summer of 1961
meaningful! Join with us from
August 2 to 12 on the 1961
United Jewish Appeal National
Singles Mission.
Our first Mission orientation
meeting will take place on May 7,
at 7:30 p.m., Pinnacle Condo-
minium Recreation Room, 4141
Bayshore Boulevard.
For more information, contact
Brian Abeles, Chairman, Tampa
Singles Mission to Israel; 837-
3944, or the Tampa Jewish
Federation, 872-4451.
Uraveslde Funeral Services for Emily
S Meyereon, Intent daughter of Barry
and Marilyn Meyereon, 511 Carriage
HWa Drive, were held Friday, April 24
with Rabbi Frank N Sundhelm of Con
gregaUon Schaaral Zedek officiating
Emily la also survived by her maternal
grandparents, Or. and Mrs. Richard
Hodee, Tampa, Fla. Donations were
made to the University of South Florida
Children's Center for Cancer and Blood
Diseases and to Congregation Schaaral
Graveside Funeral Services lor Rom B
Einstein, of 8001 DeLeon, were held
Tuesday afternoon, AprU M, In the Beth
L"?!! .*.' 8ch*r* Cemetery
Rabbi Martin I. Sandberg and Cantor
William Hauben officiated. Mrs. Ein-
stein Is survived by a son, Paul M Ein-
stein of SykesvUle, Md.; and two grand-
cmldren. Valerie Utwln and Edward
Portnow, both of New York. N Y
Synopte of the Weekly Torah Portion
fruit 0/
"Seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread" (Lev. 23.6).
". a memorial. blast of horns. ."(23.23).". ..thefn
goodly trees" (23.40).
EMOR "And the Lord said unto Moses: Speak unto tin
priests to sons of Aaron, and say unto them: There shall no
defile himself for the dead among his people; except for his km
that is near unto him. for his mother, and for his father, and for
his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother; and for hit
sister a virgin. They shall not take a woman that is a harlot
or profaned; neither shall they take a woman put away from her
husband" (Leviticus 21.1-7). The high priest "Shall takeawif,
in her virginity. A widow, or one divorced, or a profaned woman
or a harlot, these shall he not take" (Leviticus 21.13-14). N
priest with a blemish might approach the altar to offers sacrifict
the impure priest might not even approach the holy food nor
eat it. No animal with a blemish might be an offering.
The seasons of the holy convocations are then described-
'The seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest. ye shall do no
manner of work ... In the first month on the fourteenth day
at dusk, is the Lord's passover ... on the fifteenth day of the.
same month is the feast of unleavened bread seven days ye
shall eat unleavened bread" (Leviticus 23.3.-6). The festival of
the First Fruits (Shavout) occurs on the fiftieth day after the
first day of Passover. "In the seventh month in the first day of
the month, shall be a solemn rest unto you, a memorial pro
claimed with the blast of horns, a holy convocation. Ye shall do
no manner of servile work Howbeit on the tenth day of this
seventh month is the day of atonement and ye shal afflict
your souls. And ye shall do no manner of work in that same
day; for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for yon
before the Lord your God. ... On the fifteenth day of this
seventh month is the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the
Lord" (Leviticus 23.24-34).
"And ye shall take you on the first day the fruit of goodly
trees, branches of palm-trees, and boughs of thick trees, and
willows of the brook, and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your
God ... it is a statute for ever in your generations ... And
Moses declared unto the children of Israel the appointed seasons
of the Lord" (Leviticus 23.40-41, 44).
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion el MM Lew Is extracted end tuiej
upen "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by P. Wollmiit
Tsamir, $.15, published by Shengold. The volume Is available at 75 Mi+tm
Lane, New York, N.Y. 10031. Joseph Schlang Is president of the society
distributing the volume.)
Jewish Community Directory
J Schools
* Hillel School (grades 1-8)
* Jewish Community Center
? Pre-School and Kindergarten
3 Seniors
* Chai Dial-A-Bus (call 9a.m. to noon)
jj Jewish Towers
? Kosher lunch program
^ Seniors' Project
* B'nai B'rith
+ Jewish Community Center
* Jewish Floridian of Tampa
v State of Israel Bonds
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Religions Directory
251-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mailing*'
i.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morningond
2001 Swonn Avenue
Services: Friday, 8p.i
evening minyan
962-6338/9 Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal Rabbi's Study, 12101 N
Dale Mabry #1312 Services: Friday, 8 p.m.
at the Community Lodge, Waters and Ola Saturday, 10 a.m. ol
Independent Day School, 12015 Orange Grove Dr.
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Martin Sandberg*
Haiian William Hauben Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10
o.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15a.m.
3303 Swonn Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Frank Sundheim Ser-
vices: Fnday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 9a.m.
hvwrsh Student Center fUSf), 3645 Fletcher Avenue, College
Pork Aprs. 971-6768 or 985-7926 Rabbi La*or Rivkin RoM>i
Vakov Werde Services: Friday, 7:30 p m Saturday, 10 o.m
Tune in The Jewish Sound, Sunday 11 a.m. to noon 88.5FM
Jewish Student Center, University of South Florida, 5014 Paid*
Court #172 (Village Square Apr..) 988-7076 or 988-1234
Jeremy Brochin, director
Services: Fridoy, 6:30 p.m. followed by Shabbot dinner (*JM
p.m. (please make dinner reservations by 5 p.m. Thursday,
Saturday, 10a.m 'Sunday morning Bagel Brunch, 11:30a.m.

\Mrs. Abby Belkin, widow of the late Dr. Samuel Belkin, former president of Yeshiva Univer-
\sity, is presented with a fir if copy of the 'Samuel Belkin Memorial Volume' by Yeshiva
University President Dr. Norman Lamm (left) and Rabbi Jacob M. Rabinowitz, dean of the
\Erna Michael College of Hebraic Studies at the University, which has just published the
book. The 280-page collection of scholarly essays in Hebrew features the contributions of a
[prominent array of current and former faculty and alumni of the Erna Michael College.
Presentation was made at a ceremony held in April at the Yad Belkin memorial in Gottesman
[Library at the Main Center of Yeshiva University in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Hebrew Univ. Names Board Chairman
Robert H. Smith, president of Charles E.|
Smith Building Corporation, the Washington,]
D.C. construction firm, has been elected chairman j
of the International Board of Governors of the|
Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Smith succeeds Sam Rothberg as chairman j
of the Board of Governors of the world's largest?
Jewish institution of higher education. Rothberg, j
general chairman of the worldwide State of Israel \
Bonds Organization, was chairman of the Board \
for the past 13 years.
Smith was elected chairman during the 43rd}
annual meeting of the Board, held recently in;
Jerusalem. Rothberg was named Honorary ]
Chairman of the Board.
Congressman Bill Lehman initiated a letter
to President Reagan signed by 101 members of
Congress urging full funding for the Office of
Special Investigations. Despite this early letter of
support, the Administration's $118,000 cut was
proposed. A more recent letter of strong support
from the Senate was sent to Attorney General
William French Smith. The letter, signed by
Senators Strom Thurmond, Joseph Biden,
Howard Metzenbaum, Arlen Specter, Edward
Kennedy, and Howell Heflin, warned that the
effort to investigate and prosecute Nazi war
criminals should not be derailed by "inappropri-
| ate priorities and any false notions of economy."
The House Judiciary Committee's bill to
authorize Department of Justice programs for
fiscal year 1982 now restores the $118,000 pro-
posed cut to the Justice Department's Office of
Special Investigations contained in the Reagan
Administration's budget revisions. The proposed
cut would have given the unit $2.48 million to
operate in fiscal year 1982 instead of the $2.6
million earmarked in the Carter 1982 budget
expensive than comparable accommodations in
Also, on departure from Israel, and on pre-
j son tat ion of receipts at the airport, visitors may
obtain a refund of sales tax paid on all purchases
of gifts and merchandise bought during their
Some 500 principals and educators of the
FHebrew Day School movement in North America
jare expected at the 25th annual convention of the
National Conference of Yeshiva Principals at the
|Homowack Hotel, Spring Glen, N.Y.. May 13 to
According to Rabbi Chaim Feuerman, presi-
dent of the organization, which is affiliated with
Torah Umesorah, the National Society for
Hebrew Day Schools, the annual convention will
! together the leading Hebrew Day School
lucators, principals and administrators of more
lan 500 schools offering a combined program
_ Hebrew and General Studies located now in
P< states and five Canadian provinces.
Israel now exempts all tourists from paying
12 percent "value added" sales tax on hotel
eryices, accommodation, car rentals and sight-
ing tours. This can be a substantial reduction
n an actual vacation cost, especially in light of
^reel's hotel ratea, which are considerably less
Edward R. Robin, a Los Angeles attorney,
will become chairman of the United Jewish
Appeal Young Leadership Cabinet on June 1,
Larry Jackeir, current YLC chairman announces.
Robin, active in the Young Leadership Cabi-
net since 1978, has served as Missions chairman,
Membership chairman and liaison with the Los
Angeles Council of Jewish Federations.
The Young Leadership Cabinet trains, in
volves and develops men 25 to 40 years of age for
service to the Jewish Community. The first chair-
man, appointed in 1963, headed a Cabinet of 44
j men. Robin, the 18th chairman, will head a Cabi-
net of over 300.
American Mizrachi Women will be holding
the first phase of its 1981 biannual convention in
Jerusalem beginning July 6. Roselle Silberstein,
AMW president, said the convention's theme is
"One People, One Heart, One Purpose.'' It will
feature addresses by several of Israel's most
prominent personalities and receptions hosted by
President Yitzhak Navon and Jerusalem Mayor
Teddy KoUek.
Prime Minister Menachem Begin will receive
the coveted AMW Peace Prize, "in recognition of
his ongoing role in the Camp David peace
Russian prisoner of conscience, recently
liberated after 11 years of imprisonment in Soviet
jails, Yosef Mendelevich, will appear at the 59th
anniversary dinner of Agudath Israel of America
on May 31 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New
Mendelevich's observance of Shabbat and
kashrut in Soviet prison camps led to his severe
punishment by the authorities.
Leaders of government will participate in the
dinner, which will also honor the primary spon-
sors of the tuition tax credit legislation for
parents of yeshivos and other non-public schools,
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York and
Sen. Robert Packwood of Oregon.
The leadership of the National Council of
Young Israel has arranged for an emergency
meeting of Jewish communal leaders with the
Police Commissioner of the City of New York to
air community grievances over the lack of police
response to the rise of synagogue vandalism and
robbery, culminating in the theft of nine sacred
Torah scrolls from the Young Israel of Far Rock-
away synagogue late last month
Community Calendar
Friday, May 8
Condlelighling lime 7:38
Temple David-Mother's Day Services 8 p.m. Rodeph Sholom,
USY Installation during services 8 p.m. Congregation
Schaarai Zedek SchZFTY Services Congregation Schaarai
Zedek Youth Group sponsors Presidents' convention for
Southern part of Southeast Federation of Temple Youth.
Sunday, May 10
Mother's Day Israel Independence Day at JCC all day
Congregation Kol Ami Board Meeting -8p.m. Rodeph Sholom
Men's Club Mother's Day Brunch.
Monday, May 11
Congregation Schaarai Zedek Executive Board Meeting noon.
Tuesday, May 12
Congregation Rodeph Sholom "Lunch and Learn" noon
Tampa Jewish Social Service Industrial Employment Committee
- noon Congregation Schaarai Zedek Brotherhood Installation
Dinner Hadassah Board Meeting 10 a.m. Home of Nina
Bernstein, 208 Treasure Drive Hillel School Annual Meeting -
7:30 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Fellowship Meeting 8 p.m. at
home of Elaine Viders.
Wednesday, May 13
National Council of Jewish Women Closing Luncheon 11 a.m.-
noon Jewish Women for Jewish Survival Study Group 7:45
p.m. Congregation Kol Ami's Men's Club Board Meeting 8
Thursday, May 14
ORT (daytime and evening chapters) Bowling 9:30 a.m.
Jewish Towers Residents-Management Meeting 1:30 p.m.
JCC Food Co-op 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Congregation Schaarai
Zedek Adult Education 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 15
(Candlelighting time 7:53)
UJA Florida Regional Young Leadership Convention in Orlando
Congregation Schaarai Zedek Consecration of Confirmants
Congregation Kol Ami Religious School Sabbath 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 17
Congregation Schaarai Zedek Confirmation 2 p.m. Albert
Aronovitz Post and Auxiliary 373 Jewish War Veterans -
Installation Luncheon 12:30 p.m. International Inn Women's
League for Conservative Judaism Florida Branch; Conference
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