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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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January 6, 1984
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
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Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Nov. 12, 1982 called v.55, no. 46 in masthead, but constitutes v.4, no. 39, as stated in publisher's statement.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for Jan. 9 & 23, 1987 called v.9, no. 2 & 3, but constitute v.9, no. 1 & 2 respectively.

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Tampa, Florida Friday, January 6,1984
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Tampa Jewish Federation Seeks
Recruits For U J A Super Sunday

Vding the 4th Annual "Super Sunday" for the 1984 Tampa Jewish
ierotionUmted Jewish Appeal Campaign will be Merilyn Burke
K Crystal, and Debbie Gitomer. The announcement wairn^
ibe Karpayand Jolene Shor who chair the Women's DivisuVn make fundraising history
Vpaign, and General Campaign Chairman John Osterweil r b. ,oc WOry'
up to 125 volunteers
You, your family and yoi
friends are invited to join the
iTtmp^ Jewi8h Federation on
UJA Super Sunday, a national
telephone solicitation. On this
day, volunteers across the nation
will contact more people and raise
more money on a single day than
ever before. It is your chance to
Up to 125 volunteers are ex-
pected at the offices of Thomson
McKinnon Securities, 216
Madison Street on Sunday, Jan.
15, as the Tampa Jewish Federa-
tion aims to collect $75,000 in
pledges for the 1984 Federation-
United Jewish Appeal Campaign,
Shore The Vision
Answer The Coll
helping to positively affect the
lives of Jews in our community,
in Israel and around the world.
Merilyn Burke, Neal Crystal
and Debbie Gitomer are co-
chairing this event, which will
include four two-hour phone
sessions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lunch and refreshments will be
provided. Everyone is urged to
participate. The calls made this
day may help determine the
juality of Jewish life in this
decade and beyond.
To volunteer, mail in the
coupon in the ad in this
Floridian or call the Tampa
Jewish Federation at 875-1618.
U.S.-Israel Relations
Strained Over Arafat
eo Frank
Georgia Rebuff
ngers U.S. Jews
Ijor American Jewish or-
Jizations have expressed
ck and outrage over the
awn by the Georgia
[te Board of Pardons and
i>les to deny posthu-
Js pardon to Leo Frank,
Jewish factory superin-
4ent who was convicted
the murder of a 13-year-
girl in Atlanta in 1913
I who was lynched two
ps later by a mob in one
|the nation's worst out-
sts of anti-Semitism.
State Board chairman,
pley Howell, said after the de-
n was announced that
psh organizations that had
Vt the exoneration of Frank
^ to show beyond doubt that
he was innocent. In a written
statement, Howell said:
"After an exhaustive review
and many hours of deliberation,
it is impossible to decide conclu-
sively the guilt or innocence of
Leo Frank. There are many in-
consistencies in the accounts of
what happened."
THE BOARD of Pardons re-
viewed the case after Alonzo
Mann, now 85 years old, who was
a 14-year-old office boy at the
time Mary Phagan, an employe
of the National Pencil Company,
was killed, told reporters last
year that he had seen the fac-
tory's janitor, Jim Conley, carry-
ing the limp, unconscious body of
the young girl to the factory
basement. The parole board
claimed that Manns statement
did not provide any new
evidence. Jewish organizations
Continued on Page 2
By JTA Wire Services
U.S.-Israel relations, re-
cently improved, are
strained anew over the
Reagan Administration's
optimistic view of the
apparent reconciliation be-
tween the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization and
Israel regards the meeting in
Cairo last week between
President Hosni Mubarak and
PLO chief Yasir Arafat as a blow
to peace prospects in the region.
The Administration called it "an
encouraging development," and
President Reagan has said, "We
are optimistic about this be-
cause Mubarak is the head of
state of the one country in the
Arab world that has gone for-
ward and has a peace treaty with
Yitzhak Shamir, the Americans
are making a grave mistake if
they believe the Mubarak-Arafat
meeting would help advance
Reagan's Middle East peace
initiative of Sept. 1,1982. Shamir
sent Reagan a cable warning that
American support for the Egypt-
PLO rapprochement would only
dissuade moderate Palestinians
from coming to the negotiating
Shimon Peres, chairman of the
opposition Labor Party,
disagreed with Shamir's assess-
ment and warned that Israel
must strive for a "common stra-
tegy with the U.S. to achieve
peace. But the Shamir govern-
ment's attitude drew strong
support from American Jewish
leaders who flooded the White
House with statements of protest
over the weekend.
The sharp differences between
Jerusalem and Washington
emerged after Arafat, ousted
from Lebanon by Syrian-backed
PLO dissidents, was warmly
embraced in Cairo by Mubarak.
That created bitter feelings in
Israel where the Foreign
Ministry labeled "the reception
accorded ... in Cairo to the
head of the murderous PLO ... a
severe blow to the peace process
in the Middle East."
ON THE same day, however.
State Department spokesman
John Hughes noted that the
meeting in Cairo took place in the
context of "Egypt's adherence to
the Camp David accords and its
outspoken support" for Reagan's
peace initiative.
Reagan, at a White House
interview, cited the Mubarak-
Arafat meeting as a reason for
optimism over his peace plan
which was rejected by both Israel
and the Palestinians when it was
enunciated more than a year ago.
"I'm always a little leery about
saying a breakthrough, Reagan
told reporters.
"But I do think this: We are
optimistic about this because .
Mubarak is the head of state of
the one country in the Arab world
that has gone forward and has a
peace treaty with Israel. .
Obviously, a part of the
depends on a fair and just settle-
ment of the Palestinian ques-
tion and Arafat... in the
past was the one who has refused
to recognize Israel's right to exist
as a nation.
"Now I think that what Presi-
dent Mubarak is doing is talking
to him about returning to .
peace negotiations (with Israel),
our peace proposal," the Presi-
dent said. He added that he could
understand Israel's discomfiture
with the Cairo meeting, but he
thought the Israelis need to "look
at this a little more clearly. They
will see that Mubarak, based on
the existence of Egypt and its
willingness to go forward for
peace, is simply trying to per-
suade others to change their
thinking," Reagan said, referring
apparently to Arafat.
opposite view strongly to visiting
Sen Christopher Dodd (D.,
Conn.). He maintained that the
Mubarak-Arafat reconciliation
would only encourage Palestinian
extremists at a time when
moderates might have come
forward in the wake of Arafat's
disaster in Lebanon. Shamir
offered the same argument in an
interview published in Yediot
Achronot. He made it clear that
Israel still opposes Reagan's
peace plan and that ha so in-
formed Reagan at their White
House meetings in November.
However, according to Shamir,
these differences would not
hinder cooperation
riah Cairo Official
jrges Reagan Administration to Open Talks With Defeated PLO
WASHINGTON (JTA) Egyptian President
osm Mubarak's foreign affairs adviser, Osama Baz, said
>i m that the United States should open talks with
LO leader Yasir Arafat.
According to reports reaching here from the
^yptian capital, Baz told reporters that Arafat "is a
lasT"S leader of the Palestinian people" and that he
established himself as a voice of reason and
"ration within the Palestinian movement."
r i^R THAT REASON, Baz said, "we are calling on
* US- to establish a dialogue" with Arafat and with
"Palestinian representatives to advance the aaji of
The Egyptian official spoke to reporters after a
meeting between Mubarak and hie senior advisers in
which they assessed the meeting between Arafat and
Mubarak. Israel denounced the meeting as a blow to peace
prospects in the Mideast while the Reagan
Administration viewed it as "an encouraging develop-
ment." Baz said that Israel was wrong to believe that
Arafat's meeting with Mubarak was a blow to peace and
termed Israel's reaction "negative."

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday. January 6, \%\

Steven Gale, staff member of The Children's Home assists in
special Chanukah celebration.
Chanukah Had Special Meaning This Year ... A request
from an 11-year-old boy at the Children's Home encouraged
Executive Director John Parsons and staff member, Steven
Gale to celebrate Chanukah in a special way this year.
The Children's Home is a private residential treatment center
for children between the ages of eight and 18 who are
emotionally disturbed or who have been physically abused. Six
cottages currently house some 80 residents.
A Christian chaplain visits the Children's Home on a regular
basis but this was the first time that a Jewish child asked staff
members to observe a holiday.
The grandson of an Orthodox rabbi, Steven helped the boy
conduct services and light the candles so that all of the children
could learn about the Jewish holiday. (Steven is an instructor in
the electrical and carpentry vocations at the Children's Home.
He has been there for over a year.)
Steven was delighted with the children's enthusiastic
response. All ten residents in the boys' cottage participated.
"We lit the candles and played dreidel games," Steven said.
"A present was also given each night."
In addition, he explained Judaism and lit the Sabbath candles
during that time. Chanukah became a fun and enlightening
experience for everyone, he said.
"The boy who made that special request smiled from ear to
ear." Steven proudly said.
Sisterhood Celebrates Birthday The Sisterhood of
Congregation Schaarai Zedek is celebrating its 88th birthday on
Feb. 25 with a gala production. The show, "Mebbe A Rebbe," is
starring Congregation members and will highlight the evening's
program. Wine and cheese, and dessert will be served. The
Sisterhood is also hosting the Oneg Shabbat on Feb. 24.
Coordinating the evening are Renee Roos, party chairman;
Carol Osiason, dessert chairman; and Terry Abrahams, show
writer, director and producer.
Master's Degree Conveyed Steve Brunhild, son of Golds
and Gordon Brunhild, earned his Masters Degree in
Petrogeology from Louisiana State University last month. He is
now working for Penzoil in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Residents Association Holds Special Functions Dorothy
Garrell, president of the Residents Association of the Jewish
Towers, reports that they have held two functions this past
week. About 100 people celebrated 1984 at a New Year's party
which was held in the recreation room. Everyone enjoyed a
catered dinner, dance to a live band, and was treated to en-
The Residents Association officers and chairmen for 1984
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Ia>o Frank Case
Georgia's New Rebuff Angers U.S. Jews
Continued from Page 1
had also presented hundreds of
pages of documentation to prove
that Frank was innocent.
Theodore Ellenoff, chairman of
the American Jewish Commit-
tee's Board of Governors, said
the parole board's decision "is a
second miscarriage of justice in
this tragic case. If there is any
serious doubt about Frank's guilt
and the statement last year of
surviving witness Alonzo Mann
at the very least creates a serious
doubt Frank should have been
The AJCommittee. Ellenoff
said, is now calling on the
Georgia Legislature to rectify
this injustice.
chairperson of the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council, said the
board's decision "is more than a
commentary on this specific case.
By its action, the Pardons and
Paroles Board did not remove the
lingering dark cloud that has
continued to cast its shadow, for
the past 70 years, over an open
and pluralistic. American soci-
Nathan Perlmutter, national
director of the Anti- Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, declared:
"If a corpse 70 years moldering
can cry, Leo Frank's is weeping
today. Not for himself death is
immutable but for justice,
freshly lynched, and not by
Klansmen but by bureaucratic
Dale Schwartz, the leading at-
torney for those seeking the
pardon, said: "I can't understand
why. when every historian who
has studied the case, and the
main players including the trial
judge and the governor who com-
muted his (Frank's) sentence felt
he was innocent, how the pardons
and paroles board can call this in-
IN A SWORN affidavit, Mann
told two investigative reporters
for the newspaper, Nashville
Tennessean, that he had been too
frightened in 1913 to testify that
he had seen Conely hold the limp
body of Phagan. Mann said that
Conley, who was convicted of
being an accessory to the crime
and given a year in prison, had
warned him that he would kill
him if he ever mentioned what he
had seen. Mann told a news con-
ference, "I know deep down in
my heart and what I saw, that
Frank did not do this." Frank
was convicted of murder on the
testimony of Conley, who was the
chief prosecution witness. He
said he had disposed of Phagan's
body for Frank, taking it to the
factory basement.
When then Gov. John Slaton
commuted Frank's death
tence after conducting a f
investigation of the crimed
kidnapped Frank from
took him to a tree m^
Phagan home and hanged li
Armed mobs roamed the i
forcing Jewish business
close their doors. About lion!
the 3,000 Jews in Georgia |
and others were targets of 11
Charles Wittenstein, SoaWj
counsel for the ADL, saidoftfcl
parole and pardon board: "TV
state of Georgia was badly co*1
promised by the conviction oil
the lynching. They had a chtna|
to do something about that i
they failed, and the whole i
try will know they failed."
Israeli Public Disillusioned With
Lebanon War, Analysis Concludes
Israeli public is increasingly dis-
illusioned with the war in Leban-
on and the government's hand-
ling of developments since then,
according to a comparison of opi-
nion polls taken by the Dahaf
organization from July, 1982
through November, 1983.
The analysis, by the weekly
newspaper Koteret Rashit, noted
that 51 percent of the respond-
ents in the latest poll, last month,
thought the government was
wrong to invade Lebanon in the
first place in light of subsequent
events and Israeli casualties.
Support for the war has de-
clined precipitously since July.
1982 when 84 percent of the pub-
lic believed the invasion of Leb-
anon was the "right decision."Ill
December, 1982, support *u
down to 64 percent and in Ma;, I
1983, a bare 51 percent majority
supported the decision. Last]
month it was down to 43 perceni [
Opposition to the war
from 13 percent in July. 19821
32 percent in December. 44peri
cent in May, 1983 and 51 percta I
Last month's poll found thttl
44 percent of the public though]
Israel should make whatever
security arrangements are neces-
sary and pull out of Lebana
within the next few weeks A
longer stay for belter security
arrangemrnts was supported by
25 percent and another 25 percent
thought Israel should remain a
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TJFWomen's Division Plans 4th Annual 'Women's
Wednesday9, Ellen Crystal Named Chairman
The Tampa Jewiah Federation' ,MJclT! "^ Deb"J:.8,?e *?
immy Award winner Peter Strauss (left), well-remembered for
' starring role in ABC's 'Masada,' will donate his time and
ent to narrate a documentary about an American World War
hero, Henry G. Plitt (right), entitled: 'Streicher Captured.'
Innouncement was made by the film's executive producer,
ptorian Dr. Alex Grobman, executive director of the West
ist Friends of Bar-llan, the Israeli University that is
roducing the 30-minute film. The film will recount how Plitt in
fay, 1945, a much-decorated U.S. Army Paratrooper and the
rst Allied soldier to land in Normandy, captured the infamous
\azipropagandist Julius Streicher.
>o Israeli Arabs Sentenced to Death
Women's Division has
designated Wednesday, Jan. 26
as the 4th Annual "WOMEN'S
"Invitations have been mailed
to all the Jewish women in the
community," stated Chairman
Ellen Crystal, "We expect a large
attendance and have worked
many hours to try to surpass last
year's successful workshop. The
Women's Division is committed
to learning and growing. This
year's educational day has been
planned at the Holiday Inn,
Lili Kaufmann, President of
the Women's Division stated
that this is the second year that
Ellen has chaired this workshop.
She co-chaired the event with
Michele Goldstein last year.
Ellen is married to Neal Crystal
(who is the 1984 "Super Sunday"
Co-Chairman), has two children,
school teacher, and is in partner-
ship with Wendy Katz in "Young
Editions," a children's book and
educational toy store. Ellen and
her family are members of
Congregation Rodeph Sholom;
she is active in ORT, TJF
Women's Division and the
Jewish Community Center.
Serving on the "Women's
Wednesday" committee are:
Aida Weissman, Vice President
of Community Education,
Women's Division; Muriel Altus,
Karen Berger, Rena Firestone,
Trudy Harris, Franci Rudolph,
Harriet Seelig, Bonnie Soloman,
and Nancy Verkauf. Co-
sponsoring the event workshop is
the Business and Professional
Women's Network, Linda
Goldstein, Chairman, serving on
the Steering Cabinet are: Janet
Ettleman, Natalie Goldberg,
Rhoda Karpay, Margot Mar-
cadis, Joyce Swarzman, and

U.S. Welcomes Egyptian's
Dialogue With Israelis
WASHINGTON (JTA) The United States has
welcomed the visit to Israel by Shafi Abdel-Hamid, an
Assistant Secretary of State at the Foreign Ministry in
Cairo, as a step toward the "direct dialogue" the U.S. has
been urging between the two countries.
"WE HAVE long urged that there be a good dialogue
between Israel and Egypt," State Department spokesman
Alan Romberg said. He noted that the United States has
said that improved bilateral relations between Egypt and
Israel would come about if the two countries discussed
FL Alumni Awards Live On Channel 8 Abdel-Hamid is the first high-ranking Egyptian to
Israeli Arabs were sentenced to
eath by a military court last
iK-k for the murder of an Israeli
oldier who hitched a ride with
hem in January, 1980.
Both men, aged 29, are from
village, east of Netanya.
They had joined El Fatah, the
wrorist arm of the Palestine
liberation Organization and con-
lessed to murdering the soldier
on orders from El Fatah. One of
the men shot their victim in the
back of the neck while the other
was driving.
The death penalty has rarely
been imposed in Israel and was
carried out only once, in the case
of Adolf Eichmann. In all other
cases, death penalities pronounc-
ed for capital crimes have been
commuted to life imprisonment.
On the eve of Superbowl
(VIII. The NFL Alumni Player
^1 the Year Awards Banquet will
broadcast "live" from the
Curtis Hixon Center in down-
own Tampa by WXFL Channel
[on Saturday. Jan. 21 from 9 to
Hosted by Channel 8 sports-
asters Dick Crippen, Gayle
liierens and Tony Edwards, the
hards program is combined
filh appea ranees by top enter-
Qincrs Lionel Hampton. Al Hirt,
fp With People. The United
lutes Marine Drum and Bugle
forp and the Jack Golly Or-
pMra. Mob Hope will make a
irial appearance and President
Jonald Kt-anan will receive the
Old Hero's Award."
The awards banquet honors
the 11 current NFL players who
have been judged the fmest in
their positions by NFL alumni
who played the same positions in
the past. This event will benefit
Tampa Bay Area youth charities
and youth sports organizations
including: Mary Help of Chris-
tian Schools, the Tampa
Children's Home, The
Mac Donald Training Center and
the USO Council of Tampa.
The N FL Alumni Player of the
Year Awards Banquet to be
broadcast live Saturday, Jan. 21
from 9 to 11 p.m. on WXFL
Channel 8 promises to be a spec-
tacular Superbowl event.
visit Israel
since Israel's invasion of Lebanon in June,
Ellen Crystal
Betty Tribble.
Workshops available on Jan.
25 are: Morning session: "Drugs-
Peer Pressure," "Finance," "A
Women's Guide to Dressing For
Success," "Health By Inten-
tion," "Women's Power At the
Polls," "Marriage Com-
munications." The evening
session include: "Stress,"
"Drugs-Alcohol In Business,"
"Time Management," "Pay
Equity For Women," "Double
Career Marriages," and "Color
Me Beautiful!"
Keynote speaker will be Evan
Bayer, American Jewish
Congress, New York; her topic:
"Unique and Universal: Jewish
Women in America."
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, Januarys i
Agreement With U.S. Is Mirror Image of Egypt 'Peace'
It is highly likely that the strategic
cooperation agreement between Israel and
the United States will fall into the same
category of conditions as the peace treaty
between Israel and Egypt. That is to say.
there will be agreement between Jerusalem
and Washington only so long as Israel does
what pleases the Reagan Administration.
When Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir
objected vigorously last week to the
President's pronouncement that he was
pleased with the meeting in Cairo between
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and the
now twice defeated Yasir Arafat, whom
even the Arabs no longer regard as of any
consequence, Mr. Reagan and all his men
promptly gave Shamir a lecture on what, as
they saw it, is good for Israel.
That's what counted. How Mr. Reagan
saw things, not Mr. Shamir. At least, in
this case, the Israelis didn't have to give
back the Sinai Peninsula to be treated to
one more fountain of wisdom that gushes
whether they want it to or not.
Still, the gushing fountain in
Washington spills nothing but more Israeli
concessions the same formula that
makes up the Egyptian brew for peace and
friendship the Israelis can be treated to in
old girl, on Apr. 23. 1913. Frank was tried by jury
and judged guilty of the crime the following Aug. 13.
The anti-Semitism of that outrageous event has
been amply documented by Alonzo Mann, now 85
years old, who last year told reporters that he had
Men with his own eyes another man, one Jim Conley,
dragging the limp body of the girl to a factory
basement. Mann, fearful of testifying then, said he
wanted to go to his grave in peace.
No leu an interested party than the Governor of
(Georgia John Slaton commuted Frank's sentence
some two yean later on the ground that he sniffed
out the anti-Semitism in the case. It was this that
lad to the lynching on Aug. 16. 1915 and to the
subsequent wrecking of Slaton's career.
Little, it appears, has changed in Georgia since
then. In 1917. the racist politician, Tom Watson,
writing in his weekly Jeffersonian Magazine,
demanded execution for Frank, whom he called "tl*
filthy, perverted Jew of New York."
On Dec. 22, 1983, only two weeks ago, Georgia's
State Board of Pardons and Paroles declared that it
is "impossible to decide conclusively the guilt or
innocence of Leo Frank," and so denied Frank's
exoneration. It's fancier talk, maybe. But it might
justM well have been published in the Jeffersonian
Shame on Georgia
The State of Georgia must be made to feel the
shame of its perverseness. The State Board of
Pardons and Paroles, by its decision to deny
posthumously a pardon to Leo Frank, shows
precisely the kind of bigotry in its genes that
motivated a lynch mob to drag Frank out of his
prison cell and lynch him back in 1915 on trumped-
up charges that he raped Mary Phagan. a 13-year-
Israelis Discover
New Herpes Treatment
Effective for Nasal,
Mouth Regions
JERUSALEM (JTA) Hebrew University
scientists have developed a new preparation for treatment
of the type of herpes that infects the mouth and nasal
regions. It contains natural ingredients already approved
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
THE ANTI-VIRAL agent, IDU, incorporated in the
new preparation was found to be more effective than other
preparations currently in use for the treatment of cold
sores. It permits better contact with the skin and
mucuous membranes, has a cooling, soothing effect and a
pleasant taste.
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medication, believes it may prove effective in the treat-
ment of genital herpes. The Yissum Research Develop-
ment Co. of the Hebrew University is seeking financial
support for further research.
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Number 1
New Barbie Case?
U.S. Army Employed Convicted Nazi
Friday, January 6, 1984
Volume 6
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith has revealed
that U.S. Army Counterin-
telligence employed a Nazi
war criminal convicted by a
Belgian military court of 67
war crimes, including the
torture of two American
Army pilots.
The League identified him as
Robert Jan Verbelen, a former
Belgian citizen now living in
Austria, and described his con-
nection with American Counter-
intelligence as "a second Klaus
Barbie case."
belen, who fled his native country
after the war, worked for Ameri-
can authorities in Austria from
1946 to 1955 under the name Al-
fred H. Schwab. The League said
it has information that the U.S.
Army was aware of Verbelen's
true identity when he was hired.
In 1947, Verbelen was tried in
absentia and sentenced to death
by a Belgian military court after
having been convicted of crimes
involving mass murders and ter-
rorist acts.
The acts he was found guilty
of, ADL further disclosed, in-
cluded unlawfully capturing, im-
prisoning and torturing two
American pilots, identified as Lt.
Nuntio Street and Lt. Eugene
Dingledine, who were shot down
over Belgium. The two eventual-
ly wound up at Buchenwald con-
centration camp, from which they
were liberated by the Russians in
the closing days of World War II.
The League said it did not know
where the men were from or
whether they are still alive.
IN A LETTER to U.S. Attor-
ney General William French
Smith dated Dec. 16, Justin J.
Finger, director of ADL's Civil
Rights Division, called on the
Justice Department to investi-
gate how Verbelen was able to
escape to Austria, the circum-
stances of his recruitment and
employment by American Coun-
terintelligence, and his having
secured Austrian citizenship.
Pointing out that the Verbelen
case is the second of its kind to be
uncovered, he further requested a
comprehensive Justice Depart-
ment investigation of the role of
Nazi war criminals in U.S. Coun-
terintelligence operations after
World War II.
Finger said the documentation
on Verbelen was obtained by
ADL from the U.S. Army Intelli-
gence and Security Command at
Ft. Meade, MD under the Free-
dom of Information Act, and
from the Belgian government,
and other sources here and
HE NOTED that the Verbelen
case follows by four months the
Justice Department's confirma-
tion that Klaus Barbie, known as
the Butcher of Lyons, was em-
ployed by American authorities
after being given the death
penalty by a French court for
sending thousands to their
deaths in Nazi concentration
Finger in his letter to Attorney
General Smith recalled that Allan
A. Ryan, Jr., former head of the
Justice Department's Office of
Special Investigation, had said in
his report on Barbie that intelli-
gence operations should not be
spared "the democratic process
of accountability that we apply to
the rest of our government."
"It is in this spirit that the
League requests an inquiry into
the Verbelen and other possible
cases," Mr. Finger declared.
According to ADL, Verbelen,
now 72, lives in Vienna, speaks
before pro-Nazi groups and
writes for right-wing publics
BEFORE AND during World
War II, he was a leader of the
Flemish Nazi group De V'/a^flVj
Flag) which was responsible ill
organizing terror and murder op-1
erations in Belgium.
The records show that follol
ing the withdrawal of Americul
troops from Austria in 1955. Verl
belen was hired as an agent byl
that country's state police andl
four years later was granted Aua-I
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tried and acquitted by an Austri-1
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which triggered sharp protesU-l
Belgium as well as in other n|
For a time during his resident
in Austria, ADL said, Verbe**
used the name of Isaac MeiselsM
an alias. Meisels, a Jew fro*
Brussels, was murdered by tlJ
Nazis during the war.
Women Study
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year of their Reform studies i
two women candidates in '
final year at the Reconstruction-1
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whose expected ordination n*
summer will bring to 94 the W*
number of American women*
darned as rabbis since such orv |
nation began II years ago. *'.
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It's Your News
James Roosevelt (center), oldest son of the
late President and Mrs. Franklin Delano
Roosevelt, helps launch the year-long, na-
tionwide Israel Bond tribute to Eleanor
Roosevelt in 1984 commemorating the 100th
anniversary of her birth by purchasing the
first Bond of the centennial observance at
ceremonies held in New York in December.
Shown with Mr. Roosevelt, who is national
honorary chairman of the Eleanor Roosevelt
Honorary Centennial Committee, are (from
left) Susan Weikers, associate national
chairman, and Alice K. Peerce, national
chairman of the Centennial Celebration;
Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yehudah Halevy, president
and chief executive officer of Israel Bonds,
and Rosalie K. Gerson, national chairman of
the Women's Division.
Names in News
AJComm. Names Gordis Executive Veep
Dr. David M. Gordis has been
appointed executive vice presi-
dent of the American Jewish
Committee, it is announced by
Howard I. Friedman, AJC's na-
tional president.
Dr. (Jordis, who currently
serves as vice president of the
Jewish Theological Seminary of
America and of the University of
Judaism in Los Angeles, which is
affiliated with the Seminary, will
assume the AJC position next
July William Trosten, who has
been serving as AJC's acting ex-
ecutive director, will continue in
that position until July.
In his new role. Dr. Gordis will
head the AJC's 300-member
staff, located in its New York
headquarters as well as in 33 local
offices around the United States
and in Jerusalem, Paris and
Mexico City.
Ann H. Jackowitz has been
named recipient of the second
annual Matthew B. Rosenhaus
Fellowship for the training and
development of human relations
professionals, the Anti-Defama-
tion League of B'nai B'rith as an-
nounced. She will serve as an as-
sistant in the Television, Radio
and Film Department of ADL's
Intergroup Relations Division.
The Fellowship was set up with
an endowment by Gila Rosen-
haus as a memorial to her hus-
band, who died in 1980. Mr. Ros-
enhaus was president and chair-
man of the board of the J.B. Wil-
liams Co., Inc.; an official of
Nabisco, Inc., and Columbia Pic-
tures Industries, Inc., and an
honorary vice chairman of the
Saul Rubenatcin, senior vice
President for merchandising of a
toy and hobby shops chain, will
receive Brandeis University's
Distinguished Community
service Award on Feb. 18 at the
(rand Hyatt in New York City.
The Brandeis award is present-
ed to persons who have combined
successful careers with a commit-
ment of service to others. Pro-
ceeds from the event will estab-
lish a scholarship fund at Bran-
deis University in RubensteuVs
Jewish Music Season poster
inaugurates this year's 11-week
celebration of Jewish music
sponsored by JWB's Jewish
Music Council. Jewish Music
Season lasts from Jan. 14 to May
7. These are the dates from Shab-
bat Shirah (Sabbath of Song) to
Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Inde-
pendence Day).
According to Leonard Kaplan,
chairman of the JWB Jewish
Music Council, "We are holding
Jewish Music Season as a way of
highlighting the richness and
diversity of Jewish music and the
important role it plays in Jewish
life from the haunting melodies of
cantorial music to the spirited
tunes of Israeli folk music."
The 16-by-20-inch Jewish
Music Season poster, which is in
full color, was created by Morde-
chai Rosenstein who is one of
America's foremost Hebraic
Jewish emigration from the
Soviet Union fell to the lowest
point in nearly 20 years during
1983, a year marked by increased
harassment of Jews and an
"onslaught" of anti-Semitic pro-
paganda using Tsarist and neo-
Nazi themes, it was reported last
week by the National Conference
on Soviet Jewry.
Morris Abram, chairman of the
Conference, said in releasing a
year-end report that the past 12
months which coincided with
the first year in power of Soviet
President Yuri Andropov were
marked by the denial of exit visas
to all but a handful of Jews and
strong efforts to discourage and
inhibit Jews from applying to
emigrate; harsh measures
against Jews seeking to express
their cultural and religious
heritage; an alarming hate cam-
paign against Jews using Zion-
ism as the ostensible target and
portraying Jews as potential
traitors to the Soviet mother-
land; and intensified efforts to
reduce and eliminate contacts be-
tween Soviet Jews and Jews
living abroad.
New Single Male In Town
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fectionate, lively female 20s or
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were installed on Jan. 2. The evening ceremony was also held in
the Towers' recreation room.
Hillel Sponsors Scholar In Residence Dr. Reuben
Lnckens, an international scholar in Jewish mysticism and the
Kabbalah, will be appearing as Hillel's Scholar in Residence,
Jan. 10-15.
Dr. Luckens has been a rabbi, chaplain, educational director,
lecturer, and radio panelist and columnist. He has served as a
dean and professor of Jewish mysticism at the Rabbinic
Seminary. Topics will include "Brief Voyage Into the World of
Kabbalah" and "Guided Tour of Life in the Hereafter." Dr.
Steven Kaplan, Hillel director, reports that the public is invited
to the free programs. Scheduling information is available by
calling the Hillel office, 988-7076.
Hillel is planning a full calendar for Jewish students returning
from winter break, including a welcome back brunch on Jan. 15,
a Let's Get Physical Party on Jan. 21, a Superbowl party on
Jan. 22 and a ping-pong tournament on Jan. 30. University of
South Florida (USF) Hillel Center president is Mike Weinsoff,
USF Jewish Student Union president is Susan Samberg, and
University of Tampa Hillel Center president is Steve Caine.
Hillel program assistant is Jeff Minsches.
Athlete Participates in Games Joe Goldstein, son of
Shirley and Bob Goldstein, recently returned from Sao Paulo,
Brazil, where he participated in the Pan American Maccabi
Games. He ran track in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters
events. The Pan American Maccabi Games are held every four
years for Jewish athletes from North America, South America
and Central America.
Joe was one of 16 men and women from the United States
selected to compete in the track and field events. He hopes to
enter the Maccabi Games in Israel next year when Jewish
athletes from all over the world will participate.
Joe is a sophomore at Cornell Unversity in Ithaca, New York,
and will be returning at the end of his winter break next week.
While a senior at Leto High School, he was the 1982 State
Champion in the half-mile track event.
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Friday, January e, fl
Nuclear Freeze
Activist to Speak
On Jan. 6, the Social Action
Committee of Congregation
Schaarai Zedek will present Dr.
Gary Lyman, as the Shabbat
speaker on "Nuclear Holocaust:
The Impossible (?) Nightmare."
Dr. Lyman is Associate Pro-
fessor of Medicine at University
of South Florida Medical School
and Director of the Division of
Medical Oncology in the Depart-
ment of Internal Medicine. As a
physician, he has become a leader
in the organization, Physicians
for Social Responsibility. In this
role he has been an outstanding
leader of the movement for
nuclear freeze in our community,
and as a spokesman for those
who are attempting to alert the
American people to the realities
of the potential nuclear night
Physicians for Social Respon
sibility is made up of concernec
physicians, many of them among
the best known practitioners ir
our country.
1984 activities will begin with a
board meeting on Jan. 8. Aftei
lunch SchZFTY will view "The
Day After" and then discuss the
film. All members are invited to
attend and bring a prospective
member to the program.
New Members Dinner
The annual New Members
Dinner hosted by the Member-
ship Committee and Board of
Trustees will be Saturday, Jan.
14 at 7 p.m. A wine and cheese
social hour will precede the din-
ner. Invitations will be mailed,
but if for some reason an invita-
tion is not received by Jan. 7,
UJA Winter President's Mission To Provide Community
Leaders With In-Depth Look At Impact of
Economic Crisis On Jewish Agency, JDC
Leaders from Jewish commun-
ities throughout the United
States will get a personal in-
depth look at the human support
programs and services funded by
United Jewish Appeal-Commun-
ity campaigns during the third
annual UJA Winter President's
Mission, Jan. 22-27, 1984. UJA
National Vice Chairman Victor
Gelb, Chairman of the Mission,
announced today.
The mission will be highlighted
by a 'people-to-people" itinerary
that includes a reception in honor
of the mission's host, Israel
President Chaim Herzog, Gelb
Community Calendar
Friday, January 6
(Candlelighting time 5:30) Congregation Schaarai Zedek -
Nuclear Freeze Activist to speak 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 7
Hadassah-Ameet event 8 p.m. Kol Ami Couples Bowling 8
p.m. Tampa Jewish Federarion Young Leadership Develop-
ment 7:30 p.m. Brandeis Women's Committee Lecture at
University of Tampa 8 p.m.
Sunday,January 8
Schaarai Zedek SchZFTY Meeting noon; Junior Youth Group
Meeting Hillel School of Tampa Breakfast at Diplomat 10
a.m. Kol Ami Adult Education 7:30.
Monday, January 9
TJF Women's Division Executive Board and Campaign Cabinet -
9:30 a.m. Schaarai Zedek Executive Board Meeting 12:30
Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary Board Meeting 1:30 Jewish
National Fund Board Meeting 8 p.m.
Tuesday, January 10
Hadassah-Tampa Board Meeting Schaarai Zedek Brotherhood-
Sisterhood Dinner 6:30 p.m. Hillel School of Tampa Executive
Board Meeting 7 p.m.; Board 8 p.m. Kol Ami Financial
Committee 7:30 Kol Ami Men's Club Board 7:30 ORT-
Tampa Evening Chapter Board Meeting 7:30.
Wednesday, January 11
National Council of Jewish Women Review Temple David
Sisterhood Board Meeting 10 a.m. Kol Ami Senior Socialites-
noon Kol Ami Executive Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. Rodeph
Sholom Men's Club Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 12
ORT-Tampa Evening Chapter 9:30 Bowling JCC Food Co-op 10
a.m .-1 2 noon.
Friday, January 13
(Candlelighting time 5:35) Rodeph Sholom-UJA Shabbath 8
To add to the personalized
experience, the American leaders
will be dinner guests in the homes
of Israelis prominent in politics,
education, business and the arts,
and will also host a dinner for
new Russian immigrants, the
mission chairman added.
Gelb said the mission itinerary
includes briefings by Leon
Dulzin, Chairman of the Jewish
Agency for Israel, and Akiva
Lewinsky, Agency Treasurer, on
the current and potential effect of
Israel's ongoing economic pro-
blems concerning the Agency's
programs and services for new
immigrants, families on rural set-
tlements, the young, the aged
and the handicapped. There will
also be tours of American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee
The tentative mission itinerary
also includes briefings on Israel's
security, and tours of immigrant
absorption centers and new set-
tlements, as well as visits to the
Western Wall and Yad Vashem,
the Memorial to the Six Million.
The mission will close with a
State dinner in the Knesset.
The UJA Winter President's
Mission is open to spouses of
contributors at cost. All mission
participants may also join in a
sub-mission to Paris sponsored
by the Hartford Jewish Federa-
tion at an additional cost.
For additional information,
contact the Tampa Jewish Feder-
ation at 875-1618.
11801 North Dale Mabry
Tampa, Florida 33618
Office: (813) 963-1177
Eves. (813) 962-2413
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The top leadership of the Jewish
National Fund Announced ex-
tensive plans for the development
of King Solomon's Mine, at
Tirana Park into a major tourist
attraction and natural recreation
ran in IsraeCs northern Arava
Valley. Spearheaded by Avrum
Chudnow of Milwaukee, Chair-
man of the Jewish National Fund
National Leadership Council and
Chairman of the Timna Develop-
ment Campaign, the multi-
million dollar project calls for the
construction of a visitors' center,
access roads and a man-made
lake over the next several years.
Pictured are King Solomon's
Pillars, a major attraction for
visitors to Jewish National
Fund's development of Timna
Park in the Arava region of
please call the Temple office and
plan to attend.
Men'a Club Meeting
Rodeph Sholom Men's Club
will meet Wednesday evening,
Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m., Coach Steve
Spurrier and some of his Tampa
Bay Bandits will be the guests
for the evening.
UJA Shabbat
Gary Alter, Executive 'Jirector
of the Tampa Jewish Federation
will speak at the fourth annual
UJA shabbat Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. at
Congregation Rodeph Sholom.
He will present information on
the workings of the Federation.
adults find themselves
to make new friends, but h^
Sisterhood Brunch
Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood will
have a brunch honoring all mem-
bers who have contributed $18 or
more to the Torah Fund Resi-
dence Halls 1983-84 campaign.
These contributions benefit the
Library at the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America.
This special brunch will be
Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at
the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Mallin, 4204 Winding
Willow Drive, Carrollwood Vil-
lage. For information contact
Evelyn Jenkins or Alice Israel.
Bay Horizons Chapter
Bay Horizons (Day) Chapter of
ORT (Organization through Re-
habilitation and Training) will
hold their monthly regular
meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at
10:30 a.m. at the home of Frank
and Harriet Kaplan, 4202 W.
Cleveland St.
Rabbi Frank Sundheim will re-
view the book, "Orphan in Histo-
ry," by Paul Cowan. For infor-
mation call: 961-5495, member-
ship chairman.
Monday Friendship Club
Forming for Seniors
"For many reasons, mature
no way to do it," says BW'
Powell, of the Jewish CornoS
Centers Senior Center.^??
why we are starting a Mw!
Friendship Chib." "**
Every Monday from 1 Pm JI
p.m. starting Jan. 9 peopi^1
and older can come togeuj!!
socialize, meet new people nU
day trips together and ')
table games and other acttviti.
Dues will be 25 cents for tL
weekly event to be held in Z
Aronovitz Room of the Jewi,k
Community Center.
Mediclaims Filing Help
For Older Adults
"Medicare and other healthi*
surance claims paperwork cm
sometimes drive an older person
crazy." That's why the VolunUer
Insurance Assistants want to
help. Already in seven months
time they've helped a few hun-
dred people get money due them
from Medicare or private insur-
ance companies," says Donna
Davis, director of the senior
program at the Jewish Commu-
nity Center.
There is no specific charge to
users of the service, though the
Jewish Community Center and
Bay Area Legal Services, which
sponsor it, welcome donations
mailed to them directly in appre-
ciation for services.
This help is available at the
Jewish Community Center on
Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Other locations and times are
available throughout Hillsbor
ough County. Call Donna Davis
or Barbara Powell at 872-4451.
And Hillel-USF
B'nai B'rith Tampa Lodge
invite guests and B'nai B'rith
wives to join with Hillel-USF in
"a brief voyage into the world of
Kabbalah and its effect on Juda
ism" by lecturer Ruben Luckens.
This will be in room 157, UC
Building at the University of
South Florida, Jan. 12 at 7:30
p.m. Judge Bernard Kune is
chairman of the evening for B'nai
B'rith Tampa Lodge No. 1044.
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Hillel School of Tampa
This is part of the continuing
tries on the recipient agencies of
Tampa Jewish Federation.
In 1923, the University of Il-
linois had a unique distinction. It
oused the first B'nai B'rith
lillel Foundation in the world.
' From this early beginning, Hillel
has become international in
scope, with a presence on well
over 300 campuses worldwide,
from the U.S. to Venezuela, Is-
rael to Switzerland, and Canada
to Australia. Even countries as
far-flunji as Holland. Brazil.
Israeli To Address Sehaarai Zedek
Brotherhood-Sisterhood Meeting
Israel Amitai, television
Iproducer, director, author,
lecturer and journalist, will
[address the Annual Joint Broth-
[erhood-Sisterhood dinner
[meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10,
16:30 p.m. at Congregation
I Sehaarai Zedek.
Program Vice President, Dr.
Ilrwin Browarsky, who arranged
I for the speaker through the
Tampa Jewish Federation, stated
that "we are very pleased to have
someone of Mr. Amitai s stature
I to address this annual meeting."
Amitai is a Sabra, a native-born
IIsraeli. He served in the Haganah
(Israel's underground defense
I forces i since the age of 15. In
IWorld War II, he served in the
I Regiments organized by the
[Jewish Agency in cooperation
I with the British Government. He
fought in Israel's War for Inde-
Ipendence and achieved the rank
rof Captain in Israel's Defense
Presently Mr. Amitai is deeply
immersed in the field of television
production. He has produced and
directed over one thousand
television programs, in the area
of public affairs, the arts, culture,
I education and programs for
Israel Amitai
ethnic groups
Mr. Amitai
in their native
was at Camp
David during the Carter-Sadat-
Beirin summit as part of the
media corps writing a daily news
Regional Israel Bond Office Moves
The regional State of Israel
Bond Office, covering Central
and West Florida, located for the
past 10 years at 4601 W. Ken-
nedy Blvd. in Tampa, has moved
to 3400 S. Tamiami Trail in Sara-
Wendy Raber
Wendy Elizabeth Raber,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Douglas Raber. will be called to
the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 7 at 10
am at Congregation Rodeph
^holom. Rabbi Kenneth Bergei
and Cantor William Hauben wiL
Wendy attends Tampa Prepar-
atory School where she is in the
umtn_ grade and is on the volley
oall, basketball and tennis teams.
m8?*"1 M Pedant of the
1982 class while a student at the
Hulel School of Tampa.
Dr and Mrs. Raber will host
the Oneg Shsbbat and Kiddush
followmg services in honor of the
Special guests will include Dr.
SLW^M Marto Schmucklar
"nd Stephanie D'Angelo.
90ta, it was announced this week
by Yehudah Halevy, President of
State of Israel Bonds.
Halevy cited the growing
population of the southwest Flo-
rida communities as one of the
prime reasons for this move. In
announcing the move, it was
stated that the Israel Bond cam-
paigns in this area produced $1.6
million in purchases in 1983. This
is a 32 percent increase over the
previous year.
William Jackson, Director of
the Central and West Florida of-
fice, will continue to serve all of
the communities in the Central
and West Florida area.
The Israel Bond Organization
is a major source of development
capital for Israel, having provid-
ed over $6.2 billion since its in-
ception to help build every aspect
of the nation's economy. Israel
Bond proceeds, channelled
through Israel's Development
Budget, help to finance industrial
and agricultural projects, the
construction of highways and
harbors, the expansion of com-
munications and transport, the
building of new towns and the
development of new sources of
Sweden, end England have Hillel
Foundations on campuses there.
Although many people have
heard of "Hillel," not many know
exactly what the organization
stands for, what its purposes
are, and how it is able to hold it-
self successfully above the many
organizations often found on
To begin, Hillel is multi-
faceted in purpose. Simply
stated, it is the one place on cam-
pus where Jewish students from
all backgrounds, levels of learn-
ing, and degrees of observance,
can gather together with other
Jewish students and share cul-
tural, social, and religious expe-
riences together, Whether one
comes from a strictly observant
home, or from an environment
where Judaism was never prac-
ticed, a home is found at Hillel.
Warmth, camaraderie, and a
sense of belonging is all too
important to thousands of stu-
dents away from home, some for
the first time. These feelings can
be experienced at Hillel.
Hillel goes a bit further, how-
ever, In addition to the tradition-
al-aged college student, Hillel
services and functions are availa-
ble to those "above-age" stu-
dents on campuses, as well as the
traditional college-age student
who for whatever reason or
reasons is not attending college
at the present time. Religious
services are offered Shabbat and
holidays, with many campuses
holding two or more separate
services in order to accommodate
the different preferences found.
These services are certainly
meaningful year round, but they
take on a special significance for
the High Holy Days, where so
many find themselves away from
the familiar surroundings of their
own synagogues.
Social functions provide stu-
dents the opportunity to meet
potential partners, in addition to
simply providing fun and good
times. Although Hillel is not a
dating service, many a romance
has blossomed and grown with a
Hillel start. Cultural expression
and festivity at holiday time is
still another side of Hillel, with
campuses the world over cel-
ebrating in much the same ways
those occasions we hold dear. All
is not light-hearted merry-mak-
ing at Hillel. For the more
Judaically oriented student, Hil-
lel offers courses in all areas of
Judaica, from the basics of cus-
toms and ceremonies, to the lofty
realms of Jewish mysticism.
Many foundations can even offer
these courses to their students
for college credit. For those stu-
dents in need, personal, career,
academic and pastoral counseling
is offered, thus enabling a stu-
dent to find some direction at a
crucial time in his-her life. Lead-
ership qualities are developed via
the student boards, where of-
ficers discuss programming and
business matters with the di-
rector, and receive an education
on top of their college learning.
Questions may now arise as to
who pays for all of this, who
staffs Hillel, and hopefully, how
can one help?
Hillel funding procedures vary
from state to state. In Florida,
Hillel Foundations of Florida the
national parent organization,
B'nai B'rith Hillel, and local Fed-
erations all participate in the
funding process. Trie Hillel Di-
rector is hired following prelimin-
ary screening by the state di-
rector and interviewed with the
local area board, often comprised
of community leaders, faculty,
and students.
Larger campuses often have
full or part time staff as well,
hired by the campus director.
Depending on the age of the indi-
vidual Foundation, size of Jewish
student population, and available
funds, either a permanent Hillel
House is found, or a temporary
house until a permanent facility
is built.
Before answering the last of
the above questions, let us focus
away from the more general as-
pects of Hillel, and turn our at-
tention to our local chapters. The
first Hillel chapter in the area
was formed at the University of
South Florida some seven years
ago. After initial growing pains,
the USF chapter today finds it-
self with a pleasant problem-the
temporary facility it now oc-
cupies is inadequate to service
the many students now utilizing
The current Director, Dr.
Steven Kaplan, embarked on a
two phase process upon his arriv-
al in August of 1983. The first
part was to overcome the nega-
tive image many students have of
Hillel nationwide, i.e., a place to
pray and be told to be better
Jews. Some students will have
nothing to do with Hillel simply
because their parents urge them
to become active. For these and
other reasons, the desirability of
Hillel had to be emphasized. The
house was painted, cleaned, and
redesigned. Acquired were a
bumper pool table, ping-pong
table, and soon to be delivered, a
video game. The library was
moved, as was a separate chapel
area. With the kosher kitchen
providing a nosh to anyone
hungry at anytime, the first
phase was underway.
Dr. Kaplan then began phase
two of his plan-to put together a
group from individuals. This may
appear to be a simple task, but in
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anything else. A positive rela-
tionship had to be established
between director and student,
which was carried over to student
to student. Once the students be-
come more familiar with each
other and saw they could share
many things, the programming
One is wise to identify the
'kind' of Jew he has on campus,
and begin programming accord-
ingly. "The USF student is not
the same as you will find at
Brooklyn College or UCLA. Un-
less you can identify the needs
and wants, programming efforts
are doomed to failure." Accurate-
ly identifying his students needs,
programming began, with the re-
sults most visible in the total
number of students being served
now in the hundreds. The actual
paid membership has
quadrupled. From a fifteen per-
son get together over bagels on
Sunday, to a capacity attendance
at the week-end get-away, to
standing room only crowds at
High Holy Days, the students
are pleased with what they're
getting. It's a common sight at
Hillel to see Dr. Kaplan (Steve to
his students) with a cue stick or
ping-pong paddle in hand, dis-
cussing matters of importance
with students or simply enjoying
the "thrill of victory, and the
agony of defeat."
Tampa is growing, and as can
be expected, the Jewish student
population grows along with it.
Seeing this trend and pursuing it,
Dr. Kaplan met with student and
staff representatives at the Un-
iversity of Tampa, and as a re-
sult, a Hillel at the University of
Tampa was officially established.
"Here, too, identification of your
student is essential," states Dr.
Kaplan. "The UT student is
somewhat different than the USF
student, and his-her unique needs
must be identified and be served.
The private school is not a state
university, and UT's Jew is
definitely different than Yale's or
Harvard's. If Hillel is to fulfill
its purpose of serving the needs
of Jewish students, sensitivity to
these issues is essential." Now
three months old, Hillel at the U.
of T. enjoys the benefits of its
own autonomous programming,
as well as many joint ventures
with USF Hillel.
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Israel and the U.S. He said it was
wrong to speak of tension bet-
ween the two countries but,
nevertheless, in further talks
Israeli officials will do their
utmost to persuade the Adminis-
tration that Israel's assessment
of the Mubarak-Arafat meeting is
the correct one.
American Jewish leaders have
already undertaken that task. In
a telegram to Reagan, Julius
Herman, chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations
expressed "shock and dismay at
the apparent reversal" of U.S.
policy toward Arafat.
"BETTING ON Arafat is a
grim mistake," Berman's
message said. He has failed the
Palestinian Arabs. He will fail
the White House. To believe that
Arafat can be persuaded to follow
the path of peaceful reconciliation
is to doom the Middle East to
continued strife, for only if new
and indigenous Palestinian Arab
leaders come forward with
courage to negotiate with Israel
under the terms of the Camp
David accords can there be the
possibility of peace in the Middle
But such spokesmen, Herman
added, "dare not and will not
speak out as long as Arafat is
supported in his claim to be the
voice of Palestinian Arabs."
Kenneth Bialkin, national
chairman of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, said in a
statement Friday that it was
"wrong and counterproductive'
for Mubarak to have met with the
PLO chief and for the U.S. tc
have supported their meeting.
Charging that the Camp David
agreements "are not being fully
lived up to by Egypt which has
kept its relations with Israel at
the lowest level," Bialkin claimed
that "the U.S. has now further
encouraged Egypt to abuse the
treaty hv welcoming the man
who symbolizes everything in
opposition to it."
president of the American Jewish
Committee, said that Mubarak's
"embrace of Arafat, while
presumably intended to induce
the PLO to join the peace
process, puts the cart before the
horse. Logic and human decency
require that Arafat must first un-
equivocally renounce terrorism
and agree to peaceful coexistence
with Israel. Egypt, as the first
and most important Arab
country to sign a peace treaty
with Israel, has served as an
important example of the
benefits of peace to those Arabs
who persist in their hostility to
JNF Plans Park
In Maale Edumim
Jewish National Fund is plan-
ning a park in the West Bank
town of Maale Edumim, a rapidly
expanding dormitory suburb east
of Jerusalem, just off the Jerusa-
lem-Jericho road.
The park, spread across 50
dunams, will occupy a valley be-
. ween the two sections of the
town which are built on hills. The
JNF has poured 60,000 cubic
meters of earth to raise the floor
of the valley by some 10 meters.
The park will have two artifical
lakes and an amphitheater for
open-air performances.
It will be served by a small
electric railway that will provide
free transportation for residents.
The park site is semi-desert tar-
"It is all the more distressing
then, that Egypt now appears to
be sending the wrong signal by,
in addition to its continued
refusal to return its Ambassador
to Israel, giving public ex-
pression of support for the PLO's
dent of the Zionist Organization
of America, sent a telegram to
Reagan declaring that it is "a
travesty of justice for any
civilized nation to suggest a role
for Arafat in the Mideast peace
process when new non-violent
and non-PLO Palestinian Arab
leadership and King Hussein of
Jordan should be asked to step
He added: "Mr. President, we
must as well express our grave
misgivings over U.S. expressions
of support for the Arafat-
Mubarak meeting as a harrowing
contradiction of your stated
concern to put an end to the
scourge of terrorism currently
threatening democratic forces
around the world."
Israeli opposition leader Peres
told reporters in Jerusalem that
while he "could not give the
(Mubarak-Arafat) meeting my
blessing," it did demonstrate
that the Palestinians now know
they can make no moves without
Egypt, regardless of Egypt's
peace treaty with Israel.
does not regard the PLO or
Arafat as partners in peace talks
"yesterday, today or maybe even
tomorrow." But Israel's aim
should be to coordinate its
strategy on the Palestinian issue
with the U.S., not with Egypt.
This, he said, should be Israel's
immediate goal now that there is
a possibility that Reagan's peace
initiative may be revived.
"The burning issue today is
not whether the U.S. will store its
medical supplies here," Peres
said in a reference to the new
U.S.-lsrael cooperation agree-
ment. "Rather, the central
problem is the continuation of the
peace process. And on this we
have no common strategy with
Washington," he said.
Meanwhile, the official
Egyptian news agency, Mena,
reported that Arafat, now in
North Yemen, has promised
radical changes in the Palestinian
approach to the Middle East
"There will be new trends for
Palestinian action, details of
which will be announced as soon
as possible," the PLO chief was
quoted as saying. He also
charged that there was a con-
spiracy between Israel and toe
unnamed Arab "parties'" to
divide the Middle East into
spheres of influence favoring Is-
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