The Jewish Floridian of Tampa

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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[Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet]
Creation Date:
December 30, 1983
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v. : ill. ;


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

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lolume 5 Number 45
Tampa, Florida Friday, December 30,1983
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Price .15 Cents
1984 Federation/UJA Campaign
Passes $350,000 For 25% Increase
"With only 127 face to face
olicitations completed we have
assed the $350,000 mark," said
lohn Osterweil, 1984 Campaign
Chairman. "That represents a 25
ercent increase over what the
ni' individuals pledged in the
|983 Campaign. These critical
illars are coming from the
eadership of the Jewish com-
nunity who once again are
etting an exemplary pace,"
sterweil concluded.
Bobbe Karpay, Women's Divi-
sion Campaign Co-Chairman,
with Jolene Shor, expressed her
Optimism by saying, "If the
Mimi'n's campaign continues its
furrent pace ($70,000 for a 44
ercent card-for-card increase) we
will surpass our 1984 goal of
$250,000 and play a major role in
helping Tampa reach its overall
goal of $1,200,000. Our recent
Lions of Judah function as well
as efforts by women at all levels
of the campaign have proven that
Jewish women can play a vital
role in sharing the responsibili-
ties of maintaining the Jewish
community and helping it grow."
Jolene Shor echoed Karpay's
statement and added, "With the
public phase of the campaign
beginning after Jan. 1, with
Super Sunday on Jan. 15, and the
Circus of Illusion on Feb. 4 (a
special evening for $1,250 and
over family contributions), we
will be able to demonstrate our
concerns for improving the
quality of Jewish life locally, in
Israel and around the world."
Our leaders in the men's cam-
paign are Doug Cohn, Associate
Campaign Chairman, George
Karpay, Major Gifts; Maril
Jacobs, Pacesetters; Sam Blum,
Heritage; Richard Rudolph,
Special Gifts; and Neal Crystal,
Super Sunday. Women's Divi-
sion Campaign leadership also
includes Nellye Friedman, Lions
of Judah; Ann Rudolph and Joan
Saul, Diamonds; Alyce Gross
and Alice Rosenthal, Rubies;
Bobbie Gordon and Nancy
Linsky, Sapphires; and Merilyn
Burke and Debbie Gitomer,
Super Sunday and Telethon.
"All the men and women in
those leadership positions have
given a lot to this community,
both in dollars and efforts. They
all deserve a great deal of credit
for the job they are performing,"
concluded Osterweil.
Genocide Convention
U.S. Continues to Ignore It
London Chronicle Syndicate
NEW YORK The archives
of Rafael Lemkin, the "father" of
thi> Genocide Convention and
inventor of the term "genocide"
ft self, have surfaced after nearly
25 years of obscurity and is now
on display at the New York
[Public Library.
The mass of material contains
la comprehensive history of
Igenocide throughout the ages, an
luniinished manuscript of Lem-
Ikm's autobiography and
[numerous letters to UN diplo-
mats and memorabilia of this
Insufficiently unsung chronicler
lot the attempted destruction of
the Jewish people.
The material has been in the
[hands of a correspondent at the
[United Nations, and few knew of
fits existence.
IT IS hoped that efforts will be
[revived in the Senate to confirm
Ithe Genocide Treaty the
[United States is the only major
|country which has not ratified it.
The opening of the exhibit
Imarks the 35th anniversary of
Ithe passage of the Genocide
Treaty by the General Assembly
of the UN, the first human rights
legislation adopted by the world
organization, a day ahead of the
I passage of the Universal
I Declaration of Human Rights.
Some 85 countries have ac-
ceded to the treaty, including
}st of the world's democratic
states and all the major powers
[- except the U.S., although
[America was the first to sign it
at the UN. The then-President
[Harry S. Truman, sent it to the
[Senate for consent in June, 1949,
[and since then it has been ac-
Jmulating dust on Senate
Since then, every President has
urged ratification, with no
uccess. Conservatives in the
Penate have erected a determined
parrier against it, based
Primarily on the chayje that it
kas an infringement of states'
was led by the American Bar
Association, which has now done
an 1 HO-degree turn and favors its
ratification. Its opposition, which
also mirrored the conservatives'
position, was that ratification
would constitutionally violate the
federal-state balance by making
mass murder a federal crime, a
matter which now resides in the
states' hands; and that it would
overstep the authority of the
President to make treaties in the
human rights field.
Right wing and isolationist
elements also argued that the
genocide agreement somehow
weakened American sovereignty.
In the 1950s atmosphere of
McCarthyism and general xeno-
phobia, a movement developed
Continued on Page 7
Dr. William /Corey
'Sword for Hire'
Accord Will Not Make
Israel Mercenary
The military and political
greements concluded be-
tween the United States
and Israel are the result of
shared values and concerns
in the Middle East and will
not result in Israel acting
as a "sword for hire," ac-
cording to Benjamin
Netanyahu, Deputy Chief
of Mission at the Israel
Embassy in Washington.
In a brief 15-minute address to
the annual meeting of the Board
of Trustees of the United Israel
Appeal, Netanyahu indicated
that the agreements reached at
meetings Israeli Premier Yitzhak
Shamir and Defense Minister
Moshe Arens held in Washington
with President Reagan and senior
Administration officials are
directed to thwart Syrian and
Soviet aggression in the region.
Tampa Jewish Federation
To Sponsor Tour of
The Precious Legacy9
Michael L. Levine, President of
the Tampa Jewish Federation
and Lili Kaufmann, President of
the Federation's Women's Divi-
sion, have announced plans for an
organized community trip to the
Bass Museum of Art in Miami
Beach, Florida, on Sunday,
March 4, 1984, to see "The Pre-
cious Legacy," a landmark
exhibit of centuries of Jewish
artistic and historical objects.
The artifacts, which were
preserved by Nazi Germany to
create a "museum of an extinct
race," was recently opened to the
public at the Smithsonian Insti-
tution in Washington, D.C.
The exhibition, which has been
organized by the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition
Service in cooperation with the
Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
will travel to six cities through-
out the United States including
Miami Beach. Philip Morris
Incorporated is the national
corporate sponsor.
Included in the Jewish State
Museum holdings selected for
"The Precious Legacy" are: a
wide range of Torah materials,
synagogue furnishings, alms
boxes, burial society paitnings
and a full spectrum of commun-
ity, household, holiday and ritual
objects, some dating back to the
17th century.
Hammered and engraved gilt sil-
ver Torah Crown made in Prague,
1840. Photo: Quicksilver Photo-
graphers Washington, D.C
Plans presently call for leaving
Tampa around 12 noon on Sun-
day, March 4; board a bus to a
restaurant for lunch; tour the
exhibit, return to the airport and
arrive in Tampa around 6 p.m.
The estimated cost is approx-
imately S75 per person and re-
servations can be made by calling
the Tampa Jewish Federation of-
fice at 875-1618. A S25 deposit
will hold your reservation as
space will be limited.
Peres: Israel Should Ask
Hussein to Talk Peace
ACCORDING to Netanyahu,
the "conception of alliances"
between nations is a central
element of the foreign policy of
any nation caught in the midst of
conflict. While he indicated that
Israel "can handle" the Syrians,
the continued Soviet armaments
and sophisticated weaponry
funneled into Syria is of serious
'They are preparing for war
and the Syrian economy is placed
on a war footing," Netanyahu
told some 150 persons at the
dinner in the Waldorf Astoria
Hotel. He said that a Soviet
supported program to arm the
Syrians will be completed in six
to eight months.
"Tonight we say to the
enemies of the Jewish people .
for 2.000 years our people fought
and triumphed before our would-
be oppressors and we shall not be
cowed by you," the Israeli official
Shimon Peres, leader of Is-
rael's Labor Party, said
here that Israel should take
the initiative and invite
King Hussein of Jordan to
negotiate peace with Israel
and find a solution to the
Palestinian problem.
He said that "the King needs
peace as badly as we do," and
developments in the region, such
as the decline of the PLO and the
fact that the Palestinian issue is
now separated from the Lebanese
question, "open an opportunity
for Hussein to play a role" in
determining the resolution of the
Palestinian problem.
ADDRESSING the Conferen-
ce of Presidents of Major Amer-
ican Jewish Organizations, Peres
warned, however, that the
present situation in Lebanon is
"dangerous and tense" and "not
completely controlled" and can,
therefore, escalate into a war. "It
is in the interest of all to de-
escalate the present tension and
avoid a war that can cost dearly
to all of us," Peres declared.
He said the Lebanese situation
is marked by three separate
problems: the Syrian presence in
the country, Lebanon's inde-
pendence, and the Israeli in-
volvement in that country.
The Syrian forces in Lebanon
should be "contained" in their
present positions until they with-
draw completely from the
.country, Peres said. The United
Continued on Page 7
Shimon Peres

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
"Friday, December30,

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Davis-LeStrange Wedding Renee Ilene Davis, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Davis of Tampa, and Gary Edward
I.estrange, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward LeStrange of Hun-
tington, New York, were married on Dec. 17 at Congregation
Rodeph Sholom.
A bridal shower was given in Syracuse, New York, by
Renee's sister, Mrs. Debra Hite, and cousin, Mrs. Carol Davis.
A shower was also given in Tampa by Mrs. Michael Levine,
Mrs. Robert Becker, Mrs. Harvey Muslin and Mrs. Richard
Gordimer, at the home of Mrs. Levine. The bridesmaids' lun-
cheon was given by Ms. Ann Mackay of Tampa.
The rehearsal dinner was given for out-of-town guests and the
bridal party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Davis.
Auxiliary Holds Third Meeting The Ladies Auxiliary of
the Gulf Coast Counties Council of Jewish War Veterans held
their Third Council of Administration for 1983 in mid December
Counties Council President Minnie Poaner greeted Depart-
ment of Florida President Belle S. Horowitz and her staff at a
luncheon given in their honor. The luncheon meeting was held at
the Jewish Community Center.
University of South Florida Names Dean .Dr. Peter J.
Levin has been named dean of the University of South Florida's
(USF| newly-established College of Public Health.
According to a spokesman from the USF Office of Media
Relations, Levin will reside in Tampa when he assumes his
position on a full-time basis in mid-1984.
Levin has been dean of the College of Public Health at the
University of Oklahoma and a professor in its department of
health administration since 1982.
From 1977 until 1981 he was associate vice president for
medical affairs at Stanford University Medical Center and
executive director of the Stanford University Hospital.
He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard
University, his Master's in Public Health from Yale Medical
School, and his Doctorate in Science from the Johns Hopkins
School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Math Team Places First The math team from Adams
Junior High School placed first in a county-wide competition
held there on November 8.
Lisa Stevens, daughter of Dr. Michael and Beverly Stevens,
and Lisa Sari, daughter of Dr. Ed and Loretta Sari, are members
of the team which consists of six eighth graders and six ninth
graders. Team members are selected to participate by their
Student Named To Who's Who Nancy Turkel, daughter
of Sandy and Richard Turkel, has been named to Who's Who
Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She is
a senior at Sophie Newcomb College at Tulane University.
Nancy's activities include secretary of the sophomore class,
chairman of freshman orientation, secretary of Chi Omega
Sorority, member of the Daisy Chain Honor Guard, and a junior
and senior class member of the student senate.
Brandeis Professor To Give Lecture The Brandeis
University National Women's Committee, along with the
University of Tampa, is planning "An Evening With a Brandeis
Professor." Political Science Professor Seyom Brown will
discuss U.S.-Soviet Relations: Prospects for Cooperation and
Chairmen Sarah Lee J anger, Lorna Michaelson and Dr.
Helene Silverman are coordinating the event.
The program is open to the public and will be held in the
University's Plant Ballroom on Jan. 7.
Let us share "Your News." Call the Jewish Floridian at 872-
4470, or drop us a note, care of "It's Your News," 2808 Horatio,
Tampa 33609.
Fulltime. Salary/Draw. Call Joan collect or
P.O. BOX 012973
PHONE 305-373-4605
Just Completed
Pope's Bio in Film Seen 'Good for Jews'
A just-completed film on the
life and career of Pope John Paul
II is, in my judgment, good for
the Jews. The two-and-a-half
hour film was previewed recently
before a predominatly Catholic
audience in New York's Lincoln
Center and received sustained
Titled simply. 'John Paul II,"
the film dramatization was
shown in Vatican City on Nov.
12, and will be aired over CBS-
Television network during
February, 1984 (exact date not
set yet).
According to Allen Morris of
Taft Enterprises Company, co-
producers with Alvin Cooper-
man-DePaul Productions, the
film will in time be shown
throughout Europe, Africa, Asia,
and Latin America in diverse
languages and therefore its
potential impact is global in
ACTED brilliantly by British
actor Albert Finney, this Papal
life-story contains a number of
dramatic scenes of special
interest to Jews. The script deals
forthrightly with the pervasi-
veness of anti-Semitism in pre-
World War 11 Poland, the hor-
rors of the Nazi Holocaust, and
the response of Pope John Paul
II both as youth, prelate, and
later as Archbishop of Cracow.
The first encounter with crude
anti-Semitism takes place in a
cafe in Wadowke, the Pope's
birthplace. A drunken Polish
policeman named Moljek rants
about the oncoming Nazis: "We
beat the Germans in 1918. We
beat the Russians in 1920. We did
the work of ten, each of us did.
We ate starving dogs more
value to us than the Jews, I can
tell you."
Karol Wojtyla, then a teen-
ager, identifies strongly with his
close Jewish friend and
classmate, Theodor Krawich. In a
subsequent poignant scene.
Karol and Theodor are picnicing
in a meadow, and Theodor talks
with pain about being taunted as
"Jew Boy!" to another Polish
youth who tore his coat. Karol, in
a burst of anger, responds:
"It's ignorance! The exact
opposite of what Christ taught.
Feel sorry for him. He's
ignorant." Then Theodor says:
"I can't wait to leave this
place You've been like a
brother to me, Lolek. I mean it."
CATHOLICS and other Chris-
tians will be better able to
understand the bestiality of the
Nazis as Jews understand it
perhaps even be helped to
identify with and join in
solidarity with Jews as a
result of such brutal encounters
with the Nazi Governor General
of Poland, Hans Frank, who
arrogantly proclaims to Arch-
bishop Sapieha his plans for the
fate of Poles and Jews:
"Poles, like Jews, are Unter-
menschen, subhumans. They
have no right to life. But we
intend to use some of them .
the Slavs, not the Jews ... as a
work force of the German
Reich Every educated person
will be regarded as an enemy and
marked down for destruction.
Jews will be done away with .
We shall make the name of
Poland a long-forgotten name on
the ancient maps."
The most explicit and
moving involvement of
Wojtyla in the fate of Jews takes
place in two scenes. One is in a
stone quarry where he comes to
the defense of a Jewish laborer
from Auschwitz and saves his life
as a Nazi guard is about to beat
him to death. The other portrays
Wojtyla joining an underground
Polish group that saves the lives
of a Jewish family. There are
several long dramatic scenes
showing the future Pope handing
out forged passports and leading
the Teitlebaum family through
Nazi guards to safety.
CAPPING THE emphasis on
Wojtyla's life under the Nazis is a
scene where his female friend
complains that he does not have
enough time for her. She says:
"Everyone knows what you're
doing taking Jewish families
out of the ghettoes, finding them
place to hide. Is that what's
keeping you away?"
That sensitivity to Jews, his
opposition to anti-Semitism,
continues into his later career.
Toward the end of the film,
Cardinal Wojtyla calls a meeting
of the Curia, the bishops of
Cracow, to discuss the struggle
with the Polish Communist
The cardinal asks his bishops
to join him in supporting U|J
students and academics in theirl
struggle against the government I
One of the bishops complains!
that many of the academics an?|
Jews, therefore, why support
them? Cardinal Wojtyla replies-1
"The government uses that to I
deflect attention from uJ
IT SHOULD be made clear I
that this film is devoted over!
whelmingly to the life and career I
of Pope John Paul II, and thatI
his attitude towards Jews andl
anti-Semitism is a secondary
even tertiary theme.
But precisely because this is al
film made primarily for Christian I
audiences, and such a well-made I
and impactful story of heroic
proportions, its strong positive
references to this Popes]
attitudes and behavior toward 1
Jews can only be a derivative,
but important benefit in
affirming Catholic friendship for |
the Jewish people.
JTA Feature Syndicate
Community Calendar
Friday, December 30
Candlelighting lime 5:25 p.m. Kol Ami Early Shabbat Services
6:15 p.m.
Saturday, December 31
Kol Ami Singles Dance, 8:30 p.m. Jewish Towers Residents'
Associations Birthday Social, 8 p.m. Brandon-Chavuroh Party,
Sunday,January 1
JCC Closed
Tuesday, January 3
ORT-Bay Horizons Board Meeting, 10 a.m. Schaarai Zedek -
Lunch with the Rabbi, 12 noon Hadassah'Shalom Brandon
Board Meeting, 7:30 Schaarai Zedek Brotherhood Board
Meeting, 7:30 B'nai B'rith Tampa Lodge No. 1044, 8 p.m.
Hadassah-Ameet Board Meeting, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, January 4
Kol Ami Sr. Socialites, 12 noon Kol Ami Sisterhood Board
Meeting, 7:45 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Board Meeting, 8 p.m.
Jewish Women for Jewish Survival, 8 p.m.
Thursday, January 5
ORT-Tampa Evening Chapter Bowling, 9:30 a.m. JCC Food Co-
op, 10-12-Brandeis Lecture, 10:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith Hillel Area
Board Meeting at Hillel, USF
Friday, January 6
Candlelighting time 5:30 p.m.
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Friday. December 30,1983
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
UJA's Women's Division
A History of Commitment
For a committed Jewish
I oman, there is no rest. Aa Golda
Meir once said, "her nature and
being demand something more."
By 1948, when the people of Is-
rael had secured their homeland,
the Women's Division had spread
to 37 cities across the United
A 2,000-year journey home.
I The dream became real. A steady
stream of homeless Jews from
more than 100 countries speaking
70 languages began the migra-
tion to the Promised Land.
The Women'8 Division reacted
to this historic challenge by rais-
ing what was then the unheard of
sum of $18 million more than
my other group of women had
ever raised again, almost 10
percent of the total for UJA's
critical campaign for 1948.
"Operation Magic Carpet." An
ancient Jewish community from
Yemen transported overnight
into the 20th Century. "Opera-
tion Ezra" and "operation
Nehemiah" opened the doors of
freedom to 660,000 oppressed
Jews from Iraq. The Sinai Cam-
paign. The Six Day War of 1967.
The reconstruction, the sacrif-
icing, the rebuilding.
A million-and-a-half refugees
since Israel's founding. And it
goes on. The ancient gates are
open to all Jews who come. And
now the great immigration of
Soviet Jews. Two thousand years
of wandering, compressed into a
single day's journey by jet made
possible by those who care.
And then Yom Kippur, 1973.
The holiest day of the year.
Shattered, violated by war and
death. A day of infamy in the an-
nals of the Jewish people.
By then, the Women's Division
had evolved into a far-flung net-
work of 280 chapters across the
nation; they were ready for the
Between the anguish of early
October, and the relief and solid-
arity at year's end, the Women's
Division was on its way toward
raising for the 1974 campaign an
unprecedented $61 million for
UJA and the Israel Emergency
In 1976, the Women's Division
is guided by a 13-region decen-
tralization program designed to
maximize local initiative by
stressing regional leadership.
And within the regional pro-
gram, there are now State struc-
tures with local leaders intensive-
ly involved throughout the year
in the campaign.
The Women'8 Division is now
in the forefront of the renaissance
in Jewish life ... of helping
provide the necessities of life for
the elderly, young people and
children in Israel, of giving
sustenance to those less fortun-
ate than we wherever they may
be around the globe. Today we
are bearing witness to our solid-
arity as Jewish women with the
people of Israel.
And, as long as Jewish woman
hear Rachel weeping for her sons,
we must continue to assume our
ancient commitment for the
moral and human well-being of
oppressed Jews in need.
In Tampa, giving by women
accounts for 22 percent of the
total campaign. Not only do
women continue to demonstrate
faith in the future, but women
have become well educated and
knowledgeable about Jewish
needs, local aa well aa in Israel,
and are teaching these traditions
and values to their famines. In
1963 Tampa Women raised a
total of $209,000, the most in the
Tampa Women's Division
history! The 1984 Campaign has
begun. Now is the time to
volunteer time and a 1984 com-
mitment to the Jewish people.
Call the Tampa Jewish Federa-
tion Woman's Division office,
Jewish Agency
Cash Needs Cited
In an urgent memo received
this week by the leadership of the
Tampa Jewish Federation, the
Jewish Agency has called upon
diaspora Jewry to pay their 1983
pledges now and to prepay as
much of their 1984 pledges as
possible before the end of this
With 1983 cash collections
from the American Jewish
community at $267 million, $27
million behind last year, Jewish
Agency budget officials are ne-
gotiating next year's allocations
with Agency department heads,
based on 85 percent of current
year sums.
Zvi Rotenberg, budget depart-
ment head, said in an interview
with a UJA representative last
week that the negotiations are
helping identify priorities and
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I Our best wishes and love to our granddaughter
Mindy Beth Berg on her 10th birthday,
January 5th. We love you more than words
' could say and always will.
Love forever,
National Conference
On Jewish Camping
aiding departments in operation-
al improvements to limit costs.
Benyamin Amiram, Youth
Aliyah Treasurer, was one of sev-
eral department officials who said
reduced allocations will mean
lower service delivery levels.
Amiram said a 10 percent reduc-
tion in Youth Aliyah's $63 mil-
lion allocation would deprive 10
percent of the current number of
17,000 youngsters of residential
care. Rotenberg said better
management by the department
could prevent this and under no
circumstances would slots for
youngsters be eliminated.
The 86 percent allocations for
fiscal year 1984-85, which begins
next April 1, were set by the
Board of Governors, who decided
that additional income would be
maintained in a reserve fund for
distribution among departments,
including Project Renewal, based
on relative need. The Board said
it would decide itself how reserve
funds would be allocated. The
Board's next meeting is Feb. 19-
Next year's Agency budget is
expected to be between the cur-
rent $360 million and $390 mil-
lion, and its size will be heavily
influenced by diaspora Jewry
NEW YORK, N.Y. "Jewish
Camping: In Search of Excel-
lence" will be the theme of a
National Conference on Jewish
Camping, to take place Jan. 8-12,
1984 at Grossinger's, N.Y.
Designed for directors of Jew-
ish day and resident camps, the
conference is cosponsored by
eight national Jewish organiza-
tions. Association of Jewish Cen-
ter Workers; Association of Jew-
ish sponsored Camps; American
Zionist Youth Foundation; B'nai
B'rith Youth Organization,. Jew-
ish Education Service of North
America; JWB; National Ramah
Commission; and Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
A plenary session on "The
Camp, the community and the
Camper: Understanding Our
Constituency" will take place
Sunday evening, Jan. 8. Gerard
Kaye, director, UAHC Olin-
Sang-Ruby Camp in Wisconsin
will present findings of a UAHC
study on the subject.
Concurrent sessions on
"Jewish Camping: In Search of
Excellence" will take place Mon-
day morning, Jan. 9. On Monday
afternoon, the Resident Camp
Section will conduct a session on
"Camp Staff: Training, Recruit-
ing, Salaries," while the Day
Camp Section will conduct ses-
sions on "Personnel Practices,
Recruitment and Interviewing"
and "Shlichim in the Day Camp
Each evening of the conference
will be devoted to some aspect of
Jewish programming. These ses-
sions will focus on significant
Jewish concepts and have been
designed to assist the camp di-
rectors in dealing with the con-
cepts in their camps. Coordin-
ators of these sessions are: Paul
Burstin, JESNA; Burton Cohen,
National Ramah Commission;
Happy Birthday, My Dearest Daughter,
Mindy Beth Berg,
on your 10th Birthday, January 5th.
Even though we are miles apart, My love for
you will never cease in my heart.
Love you always and forever,
and Avinoam Caspi, AZYF.
"Staff Interviewing" and
"Specialty Programming: Arts,
Sports, Computers, Travel" are
the subjects of concurrent ses-
sions Tuesday morning, Jan. 10,
and "CIT Programs" and
"Scheduling-Building a Daily,
Weekly or Total Summer Pro-
gram" will be discussed at ses-
sions Tuesday afternoon.
Formal and informal work-
shops for new camp directors will
be conducted on Tuesday and
Wednesday afternoons.
"Fund Raising and G rants-
manship" will be discussed at a
resident camp workshop Wed-
nesday morning, Jan. 11, at the
same time that a day camp work-
shop will wrestle with the prob-
lem of "Communicating with
Campers and Their Families."
Later that same morning, the
Resident Camp Section will dis-
cuss "Health and Safety" and
"Using Outside Staff Re-
sources," while the Day Camp
Section will deal with "Camp
"Use of Shlichim and Interna-
tional Staff" will be discussed at
a resident camp workshop on
Wednesday afternoon. At the
same time, two day camp work-
shops will discuss "Program-
ming: Country Sites-Building
Sites" and "The Day Camp Di-
rector as a Center Professional."
A seminar on the Jewish fam-
ily will be a highlight on Thrus-
Arie Gluck, director, UAHC
Camp Harlam, Philadelphia, is
chairperson, National Conference
on Jewish Camping. David
Jacobs of the Hartford Jewish
Community Center is chairperson
of the Day Camp Section.
Conference registration is being
handled by Howard Wasserman,
JWB consultant on training and
camping services.
Robert A. Levin
Andy Lewis
EF Hutton & Company Inc.
315 East Madison Street
Tampa, Fl 33602
Telephone (813) 223-4946
War Crimes
Witnesses Sought
In connection with an ongoing
prosecution of Nazi war crimes,
the U.S. Department of Justice
has asked HI AS for its coopera-
tion in locating Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Rauberfeld or anyone who
can provide information on their
The Rauberfelds are possible
witnesses to crimes which form
the basis of the government's
case. According to the State
Department, as of August, 1942,
Mr. and Mrs. Rauberfeld were
living in Lvov (Lemberg), in the
Individuals who have informa-
tion of any kind in this regard
should write to Neal Sher, di-
rector, Office of Special Invest-
igations, 1377 K Street, N.W.,
Suite 195, Washington, D.C.

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Israel Has Reason To Be
Skeptical About New
Relationship With U.S.
There is reason to be skeptical of the new
United States relationship with Israel.
Initial reports from Washington following
President Reagan's two days of talks with
Premier Yitzhak Shamir and Defense
Minister Moshe Arens suggest that
Reagan gave the store away.
There are plans for a joint Israeli-U.S.
political economic group; more military
and economic aid; and sweeping agreement
on virtually every issue except the con-
tinued U.S. opposition to expanded Jewish
settlement of the West Bank. What is one
to make of this sudden coziness?
The U.S. change of heart toward Israel
and the region apparently goes back to the
many events since the Israeli invasion of
Lebanon in June, 1982, which was received
with varying degrees of unease in
Since then, disaster has struck over and
over again: Reagan's Mideast peace
initiative was sidetracked; the PLO in-
fighting has also eliminated Yasir Arafat as
a pawn-broker; foreign troops have not
been withdrawn from Lebanon; and that
country is just as far away as it has ever
been to achieving some semblance of
sovereignty and independence.
The U.S., which has maintained a
staunch anti-Soviet policy thoroughout the
world, is increasingly concerned about the
Syrians, which have the implicit, if not ex-
plicit, support of the Soviets. There is a
growing realization that the moderate Arab
states, particularly Saudi Arabia and
Jordan, have been unhelpful to Reagan in
his efforts in the region.
Exactly what the U.S. now expects from
Israel is anyone's guess. Perhaps it is just
military coordination. But Israel should be
leary of providing political concessions that
serve solely the purposes and interests of
the United States, and not those of the
Jewish State.
The Czech Exhibit
As part of the Nazi plans during World
War II for the eradication of European
Jewry, ideas emerged for the creation of a
"museum to an extinct race." In
Czechoslovakia, when Jews were being
deported from Bohemia and Moravia to
concentration camps, their possessions
were sent to a Jewish museum in Prague
which had existed for many years before
the war.
These items and the many others of the
pre-war museum in Prague are the contents
of an extraordinary exhibit which was on
view recently at the Smithsonian
Institute's Museum of Natural History in
Washington, D.C. Now it is coming to our
own Bass Museum on Miami Beach from
Jan. 24 to Mar. 18.
On view at the exhibit, "The Precious
Legacy: Judaic Treasures From the
Czechoslovakia State Collections," is a
sampling of some 1,000 years of Jewish
history, culture, religion and art in
Bohemia and Moravia. There are old prayer
books and much textile, particularly Torah
curtains and other synagogue material.
There is a section focusing on the historical
aspect of Jewish learning and also a section
on charity, illustrating its importance to
Jewish cultural life.
A final section deals briefly with the
Holocaust and the Terezin concentration
camp where 140,000 were sent to await
deportation to the East European Death
The exhibit should be viewed by Jews
and non-Jews throughout the country.
Friday, December 30
The Two Berlins
Jews of Both Cities
Are Poles Apart
More than a wall
separates the Jewish com-
munities of West and East
Berlin. They seem poles
apart in terms of beliefs and
objectives, attitudes and
communication. Perhaps
nowhere else in the
diaspora are the differences
so striking in contiguous
Jewish groups, a conclusion
reached after a 12-day visit
to this pivotal region.
Of the 28.000 Jews in West
Germany. 6,500 live in West Ber-
lin. However, almost half of the
Jewish West Berliners have emi-
grated from the Soviet Union
within the past five or 10 years,
and "they play no great role in
the community because they
were alienated for so many
years." according to Heinz Gal
inski. director of the Gemeinde
(Jewish community).
GALINSK1 ALSO revealed
that his relations with his East
Berlin counterpart. Dr. Peter
Kirchner, are quite formal and
remote. Indeed, Kirchner regret-
fully informed this reporter that
he doesn't speak to Galinski, who
later confirmed this statement
and added that indeed he doesn't
speak to Kirchner.
It seems quite evident that
West Berlin Jewry may be in a
sound financial and political con-
dition, but its moral and psycho-
logical well-being is open to
question. At the same time. East
Berlin Jewry, now a pitiful
remnant of some 200 "declared"
Jews, is managing bravely, but
will inevitably decline to 100
within the next five to eight
years, and probably be extinct
before the turn of the century.
Kirchner, 48, who works as a
doctor in a large hospital, has
been head of the East Berlin
Gemeinde for the past 12 years.
He is pessimistic about the future
of his 204-member group, but he
works steadily with the 84
younger people (those under the
age of 60). They meet for services
in a chapel of the Peace Temple
(Reform) in the Rykerstrasse
built in 1904 for 2.000 Jews,
destroyed during the Kristall-
that for every "registered Jew"
in East Germany, there are 10
others who are "closet Jews." be-
cause of Communist Party mem
bership or careers in government
service. He estimates the
presence of another 200 "declared
Jews" in seven other East
German cities, including Leipzig,
Dresden and Halle, all of whom
are permitted to observe their
The German Democratic Re-
public (GDR) grants the Jews of
East Berlin 170,000 Marks U
,. maintain the synagogue, commi
nity center., library and. old-age
home. As "for the' Weissensee
Cemetery, with 115,000 graves,
the state authorities spend
100,000 Marks for maintenance
and dispense millions of Marks to
repair the dilapidated walls en-
circling the celebrated cemetery.
Classical Hebrew is taught at
Humboldt University as part of
its Middle Eastern studies, by
Prof. Heinrich Simon.
Kirchner has friendly relations
with the Secretary of State for
Religious Affairs, a half-Jew who
ceased practicing Judaism after
1939, and he is also on most
cordial terms with the Magistrate
of East Berlin, who dispenses
civic funds for its handful of
Jewish citizens.
SOME OF the elderly Jews are
permitted by the GDR to visit
Israel, but the remainder are dis-
couraged from doing so. It seems
apparent that East Berlin Jews
consider themselves to be Ger-
man first. They are reconciled to
live out their lives in the GDR,
and thoughts of Israel can rarely
be put into practice, except
through the medium of prayer
and observance. Kirchner told
this reporter that there is little
overt anti-Semitism. no
desecration of temple or ceme-
tery, and that no security is em-
ployed or needed.
One cannot but help admire the
tenacity of Kirchner and his tiny
band of members in struggling to
keep the torch of Judaism alive
and glowing in an alien region
that was but a generation ago i
strong bastion of world Jewry.
On the other aide of the wall,
Rabbi Ernest Stein, who minis-
ters to the religious needs of
West Berlin's Reform Jews by
far the largest denomination,
numbering at least 4,000 in-
sisted that "we are not a commu-
nity, but an organization We
have no inner vitality as a group,
we have no real peace of mind
We are stagnant, hovering as we
do between conviction that it was
right to return to Berlin, and our
feeling of impermanence and in-
"OUR FUTURE as a viable
lorco is still very much in doubt.
Most of our people are elderly,
with no possible natural increase.
Assimilation and intermarriage
are reducing our numbers as well.
Unemployment and economic
problems aggravate the situa-
tion, and the thin veneer of good
will on the part of non-News
cracks when, as during the war in
Lebanon, a wave of anti-Jewish
sentiment came to the fore, in-
cluding obscene telephone calls
and distorted reporting on TV
and in the press."
Stein, who spent his first years
in Mannheim, Germany, and left
in 1940, has lived in Israel, New
York and London. He is an in-
tense, charismatic figure, and
speaks out bluntly and vigorous-
ly on all pertinent issues, includ-
ing Israel. A severe critic of
Israel's current administration. *
he insists that it is "my right and
duly to criticize Israel when it
does something wrong, just as I
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Wedding Announcement
\james A. Haley Veterans Hospital celebrat-
i first ever Chanukah Service. Rabbi Leonard
tnthal conducted the festive service for
its, staff and volunteers. Plans for this
were initiated by Jewish War Veterans
tiary VAVS representative Mrs. Minnie
Posner. She was assisted by members of JWV
Auxiliary, Albert Aronovitz Post No. 373. Photo
shows Mrs. Posner lighting the traditional
Chanukah candles along with fellow auxiliary
iren of Kol Ami's Religious School, led by Chaplain, perform Chanuhah songs for the
bi Leonard RosenthaL the hospital's Jewish patients and staff.
Renee Ilene Davis, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Davis of
Tampa, and Gary Edward
Le St range, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward LeStrange of Hunting-
ton, N.Y. were married Dec. 17 at
Congregation Rodeph Sholom.
Rabbi Kenneth Berger, Rabbi
Theodore Brod and Cantor Wil-
liam Hauben officiated.
The bride's attendants were
Mrs. Ronald Hite of Springfield,
111., matron of honor; June
LeStrange of Huntington, N.Y.,
maid of honor; Fern Rabinowitz
of Tampa, Amy Sklar of Gaines-
ville, Ellen Seigel of New Jersey,
Linda Warner of Miami, Beth
Carter of Fort Lauderdale, and
Eileen Stein and Audrie Saks,
both of Hollywood, Fla. Junior
bridesmaids were cousin, Becci
Slavit of New Jersey, and cousin,
Lesley Gelbsman of Oneonta,
N.Y. The flower girl was the
bride's niece, Erica Hite of
Springfield, 111.
Best man was Ronald Hite of
Springfield, 111., and groomsmen
were Renee's brother, Rodney
Davis of Tampa, Michael Sklar,
Scott Rosenberg and Steve

Hasterock, all of Gainesville, and
cousins, Jeffrey Gelbsman, Craig
Gelbsman, both of Oneonta, and
Steven Slavit, of New Jersey.
The couple spent their honey-
moon in the Bahamas and plans
to reside in Tampa.
Shaw the Vision
"Super Sunday" marks the national opening
of the 1984 United Jewish Appeal Campaign. It
is your chance to make fund-raising history.
Join thousands of volunteers in federations
across the country in an all-out telephone drive
to reach more people and raise more money
in a single day than ever before.
Give us two hours of your time on Super Sunday.
To carl your friends and neighbors.'
To ask them to join you in helping our
fellow Jews at home, in Israel and around
the world through our community
The calls you make may determine the
quality of Jewish life in this decade.
Reserve your "Super Sunday" telephone now.
Tear off and mail to Tampa Jewish Federation
I will be able to staff the telephone from:
D 10:00 am to 12:00 pm D 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
D 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm D 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
mhtf You will be requested to be at the phone center for Orientation and Training 45 n***
sessionSETyJu have not made your 1984 pledge, you will be given the opportumty to do so at
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December 30. la
Congregations/Organizations Events
Early Shabbat Service
Friday evening, Dec. 30.
Congregation Kol Ami's SKs>frbat
services will be held at 6:15 pjn
instead of the usual 8:00
Oneg Shabbat will follow.
For Jewish Survival
Jewish Women For Jewish
Survival will meet on Wednesday
Jan. 4, at the home of Judy Zaritt
at 8 p.m.
Jewish Women For Jewish
Survival is dedicated to giving
women with diverse backgrounds
the opportunity to share and
strengthen their own particular
commitments to Judaism. Meet-
ings will be geared to learning
about Jewish Topics through an
innovative program each Month.
This Month's topic will be "The
Beauty Of Shabbos." All women
are cordially invited. For further
information call Sulha
Dubrowski at 977-8418.
Ann. Lee Markowhx Honored
At the December Board of Di-
rectors meeting, President Diana
R. Siegel announced that Anna
Lee Markowitz is Sisterhood's
Valued Volunteer of the Month.
Anna Lee moved to Tampa
from Atlanta, Ga. in 1920. She
was married at Rodeph Sholom in
1936 at which time she joined the
congregation and Sisterhood.
Since 1955 until her retirement in
1979, she was the Rabbi's secre-
Her activities and participa-
tion in various committees in
Sisterhood as well as congrega-
tion are numerous. Anna Lee
served as chairman of Oneg
Shabbat, was a Sunday school
teacher, assisted the Men's Club
in their secretarial needs. She was
president of Tampa Chapter
B'nai B'rith women, president of
the B'nai B'rith Women's State
At present she serves on
Sisterhood's By laws revision.
Year Book and Luncheon com-
mittees. For the Synagogue,
Anna Lee is chairman of Yahrzeit
notices (mailed to the member-
ship). She also volunteers her
time at the Jewish Community
Center where she teaches Knit-
ting and Crocheting to the Senior
Citizens and is a Clerical Assist-
ant for the Senior Projects.
Anna Lee and her husband Jay
have two children: Sandra Mae
Hurwitz and David Herschel
Markowitz and two grand-
Dr. Reuben Luckena at
Authority on Kahhalah
and Jewish My stick m
Dr. Reuben Luckens, foremost
authority in Kabbalah and Jew-
ish Mysticism will be scholar-in -
residence at Hillel Jewish Stu-
dent Center at the University of
South Florida beginning Jan. 10.
The announcement was made by
Dr. Steve J. Kaplan, Director of
Dr. Luckens will be conducting
lectures, workshops and seminars
during his stay and there will be
no charge for attending. Call the
Hillel Jewish Student Center,
988-7076, for the times and
Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood will
celebrate Tu B'Shevat, Jan. 4 at
11:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Larry
Wasser, Director of the Jewish
National Fund will talk on "New
Pioneers of Israel." Tu B'Shevat
symbolizes the revival and re-
demption of the land of Israel by
the conquest of the desert. Lunch
will be served at noon.
PARIS (JTA) A terrorist
on a motorcycle hurled a bomb
into the Jewish-owned Oree du
Bois restaurant in the fashion-
able Bois du Boulogne section in-
juring 30 patrons, several of them
children. None was seriously
hurt, police reported.
The restaurant, which was
packed at the time, is owned by
Robert Taieb, a Jew who emi-
grated from Tunis. He could offer
no reason for the attack except
that it may have been motivated
by events in Lebanon. Taieb said
he was not connected with any
Jewish groups or with Israel.
U.S. City Adopts
Jewish Village
Visit Slated
Arens Says Relations
With U.S. Appear
'Better Than Ever'
Israeli Defense Minister
Moshe Arens said that pre-
sent American-Israeli rela-
tions are "better than
ever." He predicted that
this relationship will last
for a long time.
Addressing more than 1,600
people at Yeshiva University's
59th annual Chanukah dinner at
the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Arens
noted that the improved relations
between the two countries
"stem" from the war in Lebanon.
He noted that at the outset the
war in Lebanon brought "fric-
tion" between Israel and the U.S.
"But finally it brought under-
standing that the United States
and Israel share common strat-
egic interests," the Defense Min-
ister said.
ARENS SAID that recent
events in Lebanon had brought
better American "understanding
of what and who we are up
against." He said that the agree-
ment of cooperation reached re-
cently between the U.S. and Is-
rael was needed in order "to co-
ordinate our moves, so Lebanon
will become again a free country.
We are presently pledged to work
together to attain this goal."
Arens said that Israeli troops
will withdraw from south Leb-
anon "only when we are assured
that terrorist gangs will not re-
turn to the area after we dt part. "
Syria, he continued, "threatens
war against Israel. We are pre-
pared and strong and able to def-
end ourselves."
The Israeli minister devoted
most of his speech to Israel's
urgent need for aliya. He said
that Israel receives "moral, poli-
tical and economic" support from
the American Jewish community
on an unprecedented scale. "But
most of all, Israel needs people,"
he declared.
"The creation of Israel and its
development have been paced by
the rate of aliya. Had there been
more aliya over the years, Israel
would have been established
earlier and would be stronger
today. Had there been less, the
State of Israel might not have
come into being, it certainly
would be weaker today."
He continued: "Aliya is still
Israels central challenge. What
is referred to as our demographic
problem' is just another way of
saying that secure borders and
aliya to Israel go together.
"This is the challenge that
faces us all of us survivors of
the Holocaust. It faces us in Is-
rael and you in America. It can-
not be ignored it has to be ad-
dressed. Means must be found -
I say can be found to meet this
challenge. This is the test of our
leadership and yours. It will no
doubt be seen as such in future
generations. It is a test we dare
not fail."
EARLIER in the evening,
Arens and U.S. Ambassador to
the United Nations Jeane Kirk-
patrick received honorary Doctor
of Law degrees from the Univer-
In brief remarks after the cer
emony. Kirkpatrick said that the
new cooperation agreement
between Israel and the U.S. is "a
cause for celebration." She said
that this is affirmation of the
close alliance between Israel and
the U.S., adding "The U.S. and
Israel had had, has and will have
a very close relationship."
PARIS (JTA) Lionel
Jospin, the secretary general of
the French Socialist Party, will
visit Israel next month at the
invitation of Israel's Labor
Party. Though Jospin has no
government responsibilities, he
plays a leading role in defining
major policies. His predecessor as
the party's leader was Francois
Mitterrand who resigned when he
was elected President in May,
.Jospin met Israeli Ambassador
Ovadia Sofer who protested
against France's continued re-
cognition of PLO chief Yasir
Arafat as the leading representa-
tive of the Palestinian people and
referring to him as "a moderate.''
Jews of
Two Berlins
Continued from Page 4
would criticize a member of my
family for some objectionable ac-
tivity." Unlike some of his col-
leagues, he has excellent relations
with the East Berlin Jewish com-
munity, and gives it every sup-
At least on the material level,
the West Berlin community is a
great success. Its 6,500 members
enjoy access to four synagogues.
There is a fine kindergarten and a
day center for older children, an
old-age home, a senior citizen
center, an institute for adult edu-
cation, all types of cultural activ-
ities, a youth center, an imposing
community center in the Fasan-
enstrasse housing a fine library.
RELATIONS with the Berlin
and West German government
are very good, but the authorities
are not obliged under law to be
supportive; there is a delicate
balance of good will linking the
small number of Jews (there were
170,000 in Berlin in 1933) with
Protestants, Catholics and the
Helen Deems. 62, of Tampa, died
Saturday She was bom In New York
City. NY., coming to Tampa In 1982
from New York City The Jeweler waa a
member of Congregation Schaara;
Zedek. She Is survived by her husband
Joseph Manuel: two daughters, Gloria
Elaine Berkowltx of Tampa and Anlt*
Ann Kussoy of Plain View, NY; and
three grandchildren
unprecedented American
act of support for Jewish
settlements in Judea and
Samaria, a major American
city has "adopted" a Jew-
ish village on the West
Bank and announced plans
to initiate a series of cul-
tural and economic ex-
change programs with that
Speaking at the Herut Forum
in New York City, sponsored by
the Herut Zionists of America,
Mayor Gerald McCann of Jersey
City, N.J. officially proclaimed
his city's decision to "twin" with
the settlement of Tekoah, a com-
munity affiliated with the Etzyon
Bloc in the hills of Judea.
McCann, noting that many
American Jews trace their
history back to Ellis Island and
the Statue of Liberty, surprised
the audience by noting that both
islands are located not in New
York but within the legal terri-
tory of Jersey City. "But we are
at peace with our neighbors on
the east bank of the Hudson," he
joked, "so don't expect any
military moves."
McCann noted that "we wish
for our brothers and sisters in
Tekoah the peace that we have on
our west bank. The regions of
Judea and Samaria have con-
stituted the patrimonial heart-
land of the Jewish people since
Biblical days, and the most
important cities in Jewish history
are located there." He cited
Hebron, Shechem, Shiloh, and
Jerusalem as being central to the
Jewish people.
In his formal announcement,
McCann said that "the people of
Jersey City residing as they do
on the West Bank of a major
river, the Hudson admire the
heroism of the pioneers who
established Tekoah in Judea on
the West Bank of another major
river, the Jordan," and that "the
people of Jersey City, N.J.
proudly adopt' the community of
Tekoah, Judea as our Twin City'
in Israel with the hope and in-
tention that we shall enjoy a
mutually beneficial relation
built on the exchange
sharing of human resource! i
pursuit of the common valuta
America and Israel: Den
in the face of dictat.
freedom in the face of tyi,
and justice in the face of
Mayor Robert Brown
Tekoah was on hand to an
McCann's proclamation. Invil
McCann to visit Tekoah, Br
told of his village's moi
history from the Arab massa
in 1948, which drove Jews out(
Gush Etzion, to its restorati
and revival today. Looking at |
eight candles glowing on
Chanukah menorah, Brown w
the audience that the cruse
sacred oil which miraculoui
lasted the Maccabees for eu
days was found in Tekoah.
praised McCann as a "vision.
who is doing for Jersey City wh
we are doing in Tekoah
reviving it to the glory of its |
so that it will be a major
polis of the future."
Earlier in the Herut Fo.
Congressman Mario Bi
urged American support
Jewish settlements in Judea _
Samaria, calling them "vital
the survival of Israel." Bii
who was applauded
throughout his speech, spoke
his visit to those settlementi
with his son, saying "Go andi
Judea and Samaria for yo
selves. Once you have done
you will understand why
settlements must be preser
and continued."
He criticized the "Arab worldKur
wide offensive to influenoMwfc
governments," citing as aj^^f
"propaganda ploy" their sua
in getting people to refer to Judaarfc
and Samaria as "the Wi
Bank." He urged his audienceua>^ ,
use the Israeli terms instead. 'sw,ir
Evoking a similar theme,
Manhattan Borough President
Andrew Stein said, "We should
be proud of the settlements in
Judea and Samaria. We should
encourage them to continue. We
must support the continued
build-up of Judea and Samaria."

.December 30, 1983
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 7
nedienne Phyllis Diller, designer Pauline
pre, and Anita Perlman, past interna-
_a/ president of B'nai B'rith Women, are
fared at a recent Woman of Achievement
theon sponsored by the Women's Divi-
i of the Anti-Defamation League Appeal.
Gov. Alfred B. DelBello, of New York
: the keynote speaker at the luncheon held
j- u _J3$
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^^^m iw y nil
ie Jewish Community Center announces the opening of a new School
f the Performing Arts of Ballet, under the direction of Lucrecia
hura Trucker. Ms. Trucker was the owner and director of her own
Met School in Miami for the last 20 years. This program is for
Mdren ages three and up and will introduce them to ballet, music,
flythm expression and will develop their confidence and poise in
nrforming in front of an audience. The Russian technique used in this
mgram has been proven and accepted by the best ballet masters in
^jhe world. Classes will begin the second week in January. Please call
ftf.uriel Feldman at the Jewish Community Center, 872-4451.
Violent Confrontation
Brewing on West Bank
- A possible violent con-
frontation between militant
Jewish settlers on the West
Bank and Peace Now activ-
ists appeared to be devel-
oping after the settlers es-
tablished an encampment
at Joseph's Tomb in Nab-
lus and declared their in-
tention to create a perma-
nent Jewish presence in the
largest Arab city in the ter-
Peace Now warned that unless
the settlers withdrew, they would
I stage a massive demonstration at
\>kc site. Defense Minister Moshe
Arens, who returned from Wash-
ington, a day ahead of Premier
Yitzhak Shamir, said he "under-
stood" that the encampment in
Nablus was not legal, and "it will
be dealt with accordingly." He
said he endorsed fully the deci-
sions and actions taken in his
absence by acting Defense Minis-
ter Mordechai Zipori. Zipori in-
formed the settlers earlier that
their encampment is illegal
AN ADVANCE delegation of
four Peace Now activists visited
the encampment. "We shall not
, let you put a Jewish settlement
| inside Nablus. As far as we are
concerned, this is the red line,''
Danny Seidmann of Peace Now
told the campers, Orthodox Jews
of the Gush Emunim movement.
The Peace Now group was re-
ceived in a friendly manner. The
settlers tried to convince them
that their immediate purpose was
not to settle in Nablus but to
| demonstrate until the govern-
or the Plaza Hotel. Left to right are: Gina
Mandelbaum, Gifts chairman; Mrs. Lionel
M. Levey, national chairman of the Women's
Division; Beverly Sills, honorary chairman;
Phyllis Diller; Lionel Levey, chairman of the
board of the FelswayCorp.; Pauline Trigere;
andLt. Gov. Al DelBello.
Hussein Must
Join Talks
. Continued from Page 1
States' major task is to keep
Syria from dominating Lebanon
and to help President Amin
Gemayel to form "a national
union government" in an inde-
pendent Lebanon, he stated.
AS FOR Israel, Peres said that
she should unilaterally imple-
ment her May 17 agreement with
Lebanon and apply all the
security arrangements in the
treaty to protect Israel's nor-
thern border. "Once the agree-
ment is implemented our army
can come home," Peres said,
noting that the withdrawal of
Israeli troops can be done
".without waiting" for Syrian
withdrawal from Lebanon. "I am
for an immediate decision on this
issue," Peres said.
He also said that Israel's
future demands an end to the
current government policy of
establishing new settlements in
densely Arab populated areas in
the West Bank. He said this
must be done in order "to keep
Israel Jewish and create alterna-
tives for peace."
He said, in response to a
question, that the Labor Party's
conditions for joining a national
unity government are changes in
the government's settlement
policy, an end to the war in
Lebanon, and a new government
initiative to revive the peace
process in the Mideast. Israel
should seek to reopen the
autonomy negotiations with
Egypt, Peres said.
Continued from Page 1
which would have limited the
treaty-making authority of the
President. To avoid this danger-
ous challenge to the Executive,
the then Secretary of State, John
Foster Dulles, committed the
Administration in 1953 not to
promote any human i rights
treaty, and the Genocide Con-
vention was shelved.
Dr. William Korey, B'nai
B'rith international researcher
who was one of the prime movers
in bringing the archives to the
New York Public Library, said
the long-term effect of the United
States' action or inaction
was to "damage seriously the
image of the U.S. as a leading
advocate of international human
rights and the rule of law.
"Whenever the U.S. would
attempt to raise human rights
issues in international forums, it
would be called to account for
failure to ratify the Genocide
Convention," he said.
"Even at the Helsinki forums
in Belgrade and more recently in
Madrid, the Soviet Union has
questioned the American human
rights commitment because of
this issue, causing embar-
rassment to the American rep-
resentatives," Korey said,
referring to the meetings called
under the Helsinki agreements to
check on the implementation of
its human rights provisions.
EVEN MORE disturbing was
"the impact in cases of actual
genocide" which have amounted
to some dozen examples since the
sures to ensure security for Jews
on the West Bank.
The settlers are infuriated by
the escalation of stone-throwing
incidents by Arab youths. The
move on Joseph's Tomb, a sacred
site to observant Jews, made in
the aftermath of an axe attack on
Yosef Stern, a Jewish settler
from nearby Bracha, in the Nab-
lus marketplace early Monday
morning. Stern was hospitalized
for his wounds.
THE SETTLERS, in then-
statements to Peace Now and to
the media, insisted that the pur-
pose of their action was limited.
They had promised Shamir and
Arens, at a meeting before the
two ministers left for Washing-
ton last Sunday, that they would
not take any provocative action
while the ministers were abroad.
Arens promised that the security
situation in the territory would
be discussed with them on his re-
Some media sources quoted
Kiryat Arba leader Rabbi Moshe
Levinger as stating flatly that
"Our main aim is to create a Jew-
ish presence in Nablus." Levin-
ger and other religious militants
claimed that the Bible "is our
title deed."
The deteriorating security sit-
uation on the West Bank poses a
problem for the government. Set-
tlers have accused government
leaders and the military of failure
to provide adequate protection
for Jews, particularly when
travelling on the roads in the ter-
ritory. The incidence of stone-
throwing by Arab youths has
increased recently. The govern-
ment insists that existing securi-
ty measures are adequate and
will be rigorously enforced.
The Gush Emunim have de-
1950s. The U.S. by its failure to
ratify the Genocide Conventiot
"was scarcely in a position t<
'blow the whistle' and urge in-
ternational action against
Lemkin, who was a familiar
figure at the UN and respected
and admired by practically all
diplomats there, regardless of
race or politics, was, with a
brother, the only members of the
Lemkin family that survived the
Rafael, who had served for a
time as a prosecutor in Warsaw,
fled to Upsula Sweden, when the
Nazis came, and then made his
way to the U.S. He taught in-
ternational law at Yale and Duke
and wrote a major treatise on
Nazi genocide for the Carnegie
Endowment for International
While engaged in his mass lob-
1 bying effort on behalf of the
Genocide Convention at the UN,
Lemkin began writing his
massive history of genocide,
starting with the ancient world
and ending with the Nazi epoch.
At the same time, he was
preparing an autobiography to
provide the world with insights
into what prompted his one-man
crusade against genocide.
This work was done in his clut-
tered apartment in an SRO
(single room occupancy) building
on West 112th Street in the
shadow of St. John's Cathedral.
He died in 1959 at the age of 58,
with his manuscripts unfinished.
The Holocaust and Genocide
Class Offering At USF
The course previously known
at the University of South Flor-
ida as "The Holocaust" will be
offered again this spring under
the title "The Holocaust and
Genocide." The course is under
the direction of Dr. Charles
Arnade, who originated the
course several years ago at USF.
The catalog description of the
course states: "This course,
through the use of multi-media,
lectures and reports of exper-
iences, will review the historical,
psychological and sociological
aspects as the literature relating
to the Holocaust and subsequent
genocides. It considers the prob-
lems arising from man's
inhumanity to man."
The class will meet Tuesdays
from 10 to 11 and Thursday from
9 to 11 to classroom EN A 105.
The class will run from Jan. 10 to
Apr. 19. Dr. Arnade uses lec-
turers from the community, sur-
vivors, films and an extensive
reading list for this course.
Registrants from the commu-
nity are welcome. The course is in
the department of International
Studies, INT SSI 3930-004 -
The Holocaust.
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group atmosphere while building
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concepts of music.
All students will have the
opportunity to participate in a
monthly group lesson. Parent
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p.m. For further information,
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Jewish Community Center, 872-
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This program will be taught by
Mary Jane Grizzell, Bachelor and
Master of Music in piano perfor-
mance from the Eastman School
of Music of the University of
Rochester. Mrs. Grizzell develop-
ed the Suzuki Plus More program
while a professor at Southern IUi-
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Year in Review
The Food Bank continues to feed needy Jewish famHit, .
sponsorship of the Social Action Committee of Congreeatm"\
David Abrams, Campaign Direc- Zedek.
tor, Tampa Jewish Federation.
7W^*J lSZf7ekoah fUmked by Michael ** Levine, President
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Beth Israel Building was sold by the Hiliel School of Tampa.
Dr. Anschel 0. Weiss, Executive
Director of Tampa Jewish Social
Nancy Lipoff addressed the first "Lion of Judah Division." She is
flanked by Marlene Linick (left), Bobbe Karpay (top), and Jolene
KolAmi dedicated new Torahs.
iSfSwPmrL xecutive director Actress Tovah Feldshuh addressed the Women's Divisi
of the Jewish Community Center. she is pictured with luncheon chairmen Betty Shalett |
The Business and Professional Division of Tampa
Jewish Federation Women's Division featured
Mayor Bob Martinez as a dinner speaker.
Rabbi David Brusin, Principal of
Hiliel School of Tampa,
Chaim Potok spoke to
room only at the Univ
South Florida in February.
Jewish National Fund honored George Karpay at its dinner

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