The Jewish Floridian of Tampa

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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[Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet]
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May 4, 1984
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
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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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16 Number 18
Tampa, Florida Friday, May 4,1984
Price 35 Cents
Community To Observe
| Yom Hashoah Sunday, May 6 With Two Events
rampa Jewish community
join to pay tribute to
mis who died during the
it by participating in a
:e on the Holocaust on
I May 6 at 2 p.m. on the
ty of South Florida
[and in the evening of
1 in a community-wide
Memorial Service at 8
>ngregation Kol Ami,
Road, Carrollwood.
programs are spon-
the Tampa Jewish
through the
subcommittee of the
Relations Com-
lith O. Rosenkranz is
of the Holocaust
and has appointed
Juergensen as
1 the afternoon confer-
evening comme-
iBoth programs are
public at no charge.
its will feature pre-
Dr. Franklin H. Littell
sentations by Dr. Franklin H.
Littell, professor of Religion at
Temple University and corresp-
onding faculty member of the
Institute of Contemporary
Jewry, Hebrew University. The
conference theme is "The
Holocaust: A Watershed in
The afternoon conference at
USF will be opened by Dr. John
Lott Brown, president of the
University of South Florida.
Following Lit ten's address, there
will be panel of Dr. Littell, Dr.
Gilbert Kushner, Dr. Darrell
Fasching, and Scott Baskin with
Dr. Hans Juergensen as moder-
A Methodist minister,
Franklin Littell wrote the first
major book presenting a
Christian response to the
Holocaust. The Crucifixion of the
Jews has succeeded is encour-
aging an entire generation of
What: Yom Hashoah, Day of Remembrance
When: Sunday. May 6,1984
Where: Seminar at USF at 2 p.m. in LET 103. Memorial
Service at Congregation Kol Ami at 8 p.m.
How: Through the sponsorship of the Tampa Jewish
Federation. The afternoon conference is sponsored in con-
junction with the University of South Florida and co-sponsored
by many community-wide organizations and religious groups.
The public in invited to attend at no charge.

Christian theologians to re-think
the meaning of the Holocaust,
Christian anti-Semitism and the
survival of Israel and the Jewish
Since 1958, he has been
Consultant on Religion and
Higher Education to the National
Conference of Christians and
Jews. He is founder and first
chairman of the Institute for
American Democracy, an organ-
ization specializing in problems
of extremism and terrorism;
founder and Honorary Chairman
of the National Institute on the
Holocaust; co-founder and first
chairman of the Annual Scholars
Conference on the Church
Struggle and the Holocaust;
founder of the Annual Conference
on Teaching the Holocaust;
Founder and Honorary President
of the National Christian Leader-
ship Conference for Israel.
He is a member by Presidential
appointment of the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Council and
by Israel Cabinet appointment,
the only Christian member, of the
International Council of Yad
Vashem. In 1980, he received the
Jabotinsky Medal from Prime
Minister Begin for his work in
furthering Christian-Jewish
The evening community wide
commemoration of Yom Hashoah
(Day of Remembrance) has been
a tradition with the Tampa
Jewish community for over six
years. According to Rosenkranz,
"We are starting a new tradition
with this year's memorial observ-
ance by going to Kol Ami. In
future years we will rotate the
service between the various
congregations." In addition to
Dr. Littell's keynote address, the
evening program will feature a
special presentation by the Kol
Ami Religious School. "We urge
the community to participate in
both the afternoon and evening
programs," Rosenkranz
Co-sponsors of the Holocaust
Conference are: Anti-Defamation
League, B'nai B'rith, B'nai B'rith
Hillel Foundation, City of
Tampa, Diocese of St.
Petersburg, Diocese of South-
west Florida, Hillel School of
Tampa, Hillsborough Asso-
ciation of Religious Leaders,
Hillsborough Community
College, International Christian
Embassy-Tampa Bay Consulate,
Living Center for Biblical and
Archeological Studies, NAACP,
National Conference of Chris-
tians and Jews, St. Leo College,
Tampa Chamber of Commerce,
Tampa Ministerial Association,
Tampa Rabbinical Association,
and the Urban League.
ty-four, a big
iteur athletes
world Winter
ilavia, Summer
'Angeles, and the
right here in
its, cheer-
everyone else
time, lots of
iting to share in
the celebration of Israel Inde-
pendence Day 1964, come to the
JCC, Sunday May 13," said Alice
Rosenthal, Chairman, Israel
Independence Day Celebration.
Registration for swimming and
field events takes place at 12
noon, under the direction of
Jerilyn Goldsmith and Dr.
Carnot Nelson. When you stay
for lunch, Joey Kerstein,
Chairman of the food committee,
Claims Jackson
Great Candidate'
(JTA) The Palestine Liberation
claims Rev. Jesse Jackson as its supporter,
isour, deputy observer for the PLO at the
referred to the Democratic Presidential
it great candidate," stating that "that
>rts the PLO."
JR WAS SPEAKING at a "teach-in" on
_ its hosted by the Harvard Law School
Coalition and the Black Law Students
is discussion centered on the premise that
; support for the PLO in the United States.
maintained that evidence of this was to be
>n's successes in the Democratic primaries.
is been running a very poor third to former
Walter Mondale and Colorato Sen. Gary
promises delectable delights.
Enjoy the music of Vicki
SUverman and browse through
the community organizations'
displays and gift items for sale.
Jane Sergay, decoration
chairman, promises balloons
At 1 p.m., games will begin for
all ages. Attire is casual (don't
forget swimwear for those
planning in participating in
swimming events). Coordinators
of the Maccabiad include Jolene
Shor, Carol Ewen, and Joanna
Barat. Babysitting will be
available at the JCC.
Captains of the four teams this
year include Rabbi David Brusen
(Hillel School Principal), Stave
Kaplan (Rabbi of the Hillel
Foundation at USF, Anschel
Weiss (Executive Director of
Tampa Jewish Social Service)
and Marty Pear (Executive
Director of JCC). These captains,
leaders of agencies within our
Tampa Jewish Federation, are
symbolic of the community's
uniting to observe Israel's 36th
Babysitting is available at the
JCC for those children under the
age of 6. The Maccabiad will be
followed by Israeli Folk Dancing
and awards for all participants.
To complete your day of
celebration, purchase tickets now
for a delicious barbeque chicken
dinner to be served poolside at 6
p.m. Tickets are available at
synagogue offices and the front
office of the JCC.
'84 TJF Campaign Tops $945,000
The 1984 Tampa Jewish Federation-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign has exceeded the $946,000 mark, John Osterweil,
Campaign Chairman announced. The total raised represents a 22
percent increase on a card for card basis and ia the largest
amount realized this early in the campaign effort. Osterweil
expressed confidence that with the remaining cards in the hands
of workers that the '84 campaign will top the tl million mark.
Alert Policeman
Averts Disaster
alert policeman was credited with
preventing another terrorist
attack in Jerusalem that could
have resulted in heavy civilian
The officer noticed a suspi-
cious-looking bag in the Ghrat
Shaul quarter on the western
outskirts of the city. He
summoned police sappers who
found that the bag contained a
powerful explosive device which
they dismantled safely.
The last terrorist assault in
Jerusalem occurred on April 2
when three terrorists opened fire
and hurled grenades on King
George Avenue near Jaffa Road,
the city's busiest intersection,
wounding 48 persons. Armed
civilians at the scene killed one
terrorist and captured another.
The third was captured by police.

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Cantor William Hauben
Cantor Celebrates Anniversary Haxzan William Hauben
will celebrate 15 years with Congregation Rodeph Sholom this
year as its cantor and music director. His upcoming anniversary
was recently noted in the May issue of the Menorah the bulletin
of Congregation Rodeph Sholom:
"Among his many musical attributes. Cantor William
Hauben is also extraordinarily gifted as a composer of Jewish
music, and enjoys an outstanding reputation among the musical
and cantorial fraternity."
The article also mentioned that plans will be made to publish
the complete musical heritage of Cantor Hauben's compositions
to be donated to the Rodeph Sholom library.
Law Student Graduates Todd Baas, son of Sheila and
Harry Bass, will graduate from the University of Florida College
of Law tomorrow.
While there, he was named to the University of Florida Hall of
Fame and the Florida Blue Key Honor Fraternity. Todd served
as chief justice of the Student Traffic Court, was a member of
the Attorney General Student Honor Court, and participated on
the Moot Court team. He plans to practice law in Florida.
Student Achievements The U.S. Department of
Education and the Commission of Presidential Scholars have
announced the names of the 1984 finalists in the United States
Presidential Scholars program. Sean Lev, son of Martin Lev, is
one of 500 outstanding students to become a finalist. He attends
Berkeley Preparatory School. The selection of 141 Presidential
Scholars will be made early this month.
Margot Levin, daughter of Dr. Shirley Borkowf, and Jenny
Golub, daughter of Dr. Ralph and Adrienne Golub, are among
1,800 U.S. high school seniors who have been awarded $1,000
National Merit Scholarships. Margot, who attends Tampa
Preparatory School, will receive her scholarship from Stauffer
Chemical Company. Jenny, a Chamberlain High School student,
will receive her scholarship from Montgomery Ward and
Company. Only four Tampans were selected.
Jack Rosenkranz, son of Judy and Stanley Rosenkranz, was
inducted into Gamma Phi Beta honorary society. He is a
sophomore at Memphis State University.
Residents Meeting On Monday The general meeting of
the Jewish Towers Residents Association will be held on May 7
in the recreation room at 7:30 p.m. Saddle Wahnoa will review
the book. In The Beginning, by Cbaim Potok.
Bon Voyage Party Held Judy Zerolnick hosted a bon
voyage party for Florence Garvin, Alice Iaraei, Florence Siegal
and Doris Hyman. They are traveling to Israel and Spain.
Decorations accenting the party's theme were an El Al airplane
and a bon voyage banner.
Attending the party were Rose Shapiro, Faye Mogil, Manuel
and Harriet Buchman, Saul and Diane Arnold, Marilyn Blakely,
Richard and Barbara Phillips, and Diana Bencomo.
Babyline ... A son, Samuel Richard, was born on April 22 to
Barbara and Martin Port. They also have a daughter, Lisa.
Samuel's bris was held on April 29 at Congregation Rodeph
The grandparents are Minie Atkin of Elyria, Ohio, and Rose
Port of Altoona, Pennsylvania.
CORRECTION Arline Vcrksus is on the committee
coordinating the Imagination Celebration Gala.
Let us share "Your News." Items for the column must be
written and can be mailed or delivered to the Jewish Floridian,
care of "It's Your News," 2808 Horatio, Tampa, Florida 33609.
Menorah Manor Moving Up
Construction of the 120-bed,
multi-level care facility, Menorah
Manor, was begun in October,
1983. The completion date of
January, 1985, is on target. The
Home for Jewish Living on 58th
Street in St. Petersburg is unique
because it will be owned and
operated by the Jewish commu-
nity. Menorah Manor will be a
non-profit, multi-faceted, kosher,
care facility, providing for our
elderly in the Tampa Bay Area.
With its location next to the
Menorah Center Retirement
Apartments, it will form, upon
completion, a combination of
Jewish services for our elderly.
Most rooms will overlook a
neighboring city park or a brook
that runs through the property.
Rooms will provide the utmost
comfort and privacy. Other
rooms front on the B'nai Israel
Synagogue complex where
sounds of children playing at the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School will be heard.
Concern and care for elderly
are part of Jewish life. Jewish
homes for the aged are rich in
tradition and sentiment: every
Jewish community gives priority
to providing a dignified and
comfortable "Home" for those
who need such care. Menorah
Manor will offer our aged a
feeling of belonging. Jewish
traditions and holidays will be
observed and will give residents a
sense of "family" and Jewish-
Four and one-half million
dollars of the six million dollar
goal has been reached. Support is
needed now, and appropriate
recognition is planned for
"investors" in Menorah Manor,"
said Adele Lurie, Director of
Development. "Your financial
commitment and active
participation will insure the
success of the "Home for Jewish
Living." Adele Lurie can be
reached at 1-346-2775.
Art Classes
For May
Two favorite children's art
classes are back by popular
request at The Tampa Museum
from May 26-June 30.
The Pre-School Art Class held
Saturday mornings from 11 a.m.-
12 noon allows parents to make
art along with their four to six
year old children. Together,
parents and children can expe-
rience painting, drawing and
working with clay. After class
participants can explore the
related Museum exhibitions
"Marcel Duchamp" and "Master
Drawings and Watercolors: The
Hofer Collection." Class costs are
SlO-child for museum members,
$20 for non-members. Parents
attend free with their child.
The Children's Clay Class, held
Saturday afternoons from 1-3 is
open to seven to 12 year olds.
Children will learn basic elements
of pottery focusing on clay forms.
Children will hand build the
pottery in ancient Mediterranean
style using objects in the exhibi-
tion "Styles and Lifestyles of the
Ancient World" as inspiration.
The cost of these classes is $15
for museum members and $20 for
To register for an art class,
please send check for the tuition
to the Museum by May 18,
indicating the choice of class and
the name of the student. Checks
should be made payable to The
Tampa Museum and should be
mailed to The Education Depart-
ment, The Tampa Museum, 601
Doyle Carlton Drive, Tampa,
Fla., 33602. Class tuition does
not always include all supplies.
For further information, call the
Education Department at 223-
8130, ext. 23.
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Friday, May 4,1984 /The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 3
Hillel School to Honor Levines
The Hillel School of Tampa will
honor Michael and Diane Levine
at its annual benefit dinner
dance, Sunday evening, May 20,
at the Tampa Airport Marriott.
Active in all phases of Jewish
community life, the Levines are
being recognized for their
dedication and many
contributions to the progress of
Hillel School of Tampa.
Michael Levine is currently
serving as President of the
Tampa Jewish Federation and
President-Elect of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom. He will assume
a Vice-Presidency of the Hillel
School for the 1984 school year.
Diane Levine is Secretary of the
Jewish Community Center Board
of Directors, and serves on the
Early Childhood Committee. She
is also a member of the
Federation's Women's Division
Diane, who was born and
reared in St. Petersburg and
Michael, who has lived in Tampa
since infancy, were married in
1961 and have four children.
Stuart and Susan, now in college
and high school, both attended
Hillel School, Sylvia and Steven
currently attend programs at the
JCC Pre-School.
Because of their interest in
young people, Michael and Diane
have served together as advisors
for Rodeph Sholom's Youth
Groups. Additionally, they
donated the Maurice and Sylvia
Youth Lounge to Rodeph
Michael and Diane Levine
Sholom. The Levines also
established the Maurice Levine
Memorial Scholarship in 1980
which is awarded Annually to an
outstanding 7th grade student at
Hillel. Together, Michael and
Diane founded the chain of
Texxtile Outlet Stores and both
are active in the business.
The Hillel Family Alumni
Association is sponsoring the
dinner. Virginia Gordimer is
chairman of a committee repre-
senting current and former Hillel
School families.
The community is invited to
join in honoring Michael and
Diane. More information is
available by calling the Hillel
School at 839-7047.
Circuit Judge Ralph Steinberg was named Outstanding Judge of the
Year and Outstanding Jurist of the Year at the annual Law Day
Luncheon of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. The luncheon
was held on Law Day, May 1 at the Hyatt Hotel Steinberg has been a
judge since December, 1978, when he was appointed County Judge.
He became a County Judge in 1981. He has served on the Tampa
Jewish Federation board, the Jewish Community Center Board and
the board of Congregation Rodeph Sholom. He is a past president of
Congregation Beth Israel and the Beth Israel Men's Club. He is a past
board member of the Hillel School of Tampa and remains active with
the Jewish War Veterans. He is pictured at his swearing in as Circuit
Judge in 1981 with his wife, Marian*.
Meaning of Jewish Continuity Is the Real Issue
Dr. David Hartman Tells Communal Leaders at
JWB Biennial Confab
BOSTON, Mass. "Jewish
Isurvival is not the issue," Prof.
David Hartman of Hebrew
I University told 1,000 communal
I leaders at the JWB Biennal
I Convention here on April 26.
"The meaning of that Jewish
I survival is the issue"
Speaking at the opening
| assembly Dr. Hartman asserted,
"The task of leadership is to
[develop a vision which enables
Jewish continuity to be vital
framework of Jewish communal
I bfe
"The Jewish Community
iCenter can be a true mediator of
the renaissance of the Jewish
Dr. Hartman, the scholar-in-
residence of the JWB Biennial,
said. "Community Centers must
mediate the vital pluralistic
spiritual tensions in
contemporary Jewish history. In
this way, they would reflect the
vitality of the ideological
conflicts present in contemporary
Hundreds of Jewish communal
leaders from throughout the
U.S., Canada, Israel, England,
Argentina and Belgium, as well
as U.S. Jewish military and VA
chaplains and lay leaders,
gathered for the five-day event to
exchange ideas, to discuss crucial
concerns facing the Jewish com-
munity, to engage in experiential
exercises, and to hear other major
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Think of it: On the eve of Israel's 36th
anniversary of independence to be
celebrated this weekend, that young nation
must deal with the awful discovery of an
extensive Jewish terrorist underground in
its midst.
Object, apparently, of the terrorists is to
repay Israel's Arab population in kind for
Arab terrorism against Jewish Israelis and.
presumably. to intimidate Arabs on the
West Bank and in Gaza so that Jewish
settlement, especially on the West Bank,
can expand unmolested.
It is only twice-Chai twice Life in
years that the Jewish State was born.
Furthermore, it is barely four full decades
that the Jewish agony, the Hitlerian
Holocaust, out of whose ashes Israel
emerged in our time, finally came to an end.
And already. there are elements in Israel
Jews themselves who are taking to
the terrorist patterns of Israel's, and world
Jewry's, most intransigent enemies as an
answer to the terrorism perpetrated upon
.hem. In so short a time, some of the
victims have grown to ape the beast.
On the occasion of Israel's 36th an-
niversary, the 5th day of the month Iyar.
which this year falls on Monday, but which
most Jews will be celebrating this weekend,
what stuns us all with the discovery of the
Jewish terrorist underground network
deserves special consideration.
Nor must this consideration end with the
mere gesture of a high moral tone against
it. because Israel has certainly been
provoked enough, and it is perhaps ad-
mirable that so much restraint has been
shown in the civilian population up until
Knitting the Chasm
But what must go beyond the high moral
tone, the deploring of this anomaly in
Jewish life, is an understanding of the
realities of Israeli life that we. as members
of the Jewish community in the Diaspora,
still fail to grasp.
And that is that we are likely to see in
the final coming into public view of those
who have been arrested a high proportion
of young Israelis born in their country and
strangers to us. More important, it is we
who are strangers to them.
Of the Holocaust, of the anti-Semitic
agonies borne by the Jewish people in the
previous 2,000 years since the last Jewish
nation in Israel, these young people are
likely to understand little except as
pages in a sad history.
Angered by stories that Jews withstood
the assaults upon them through two
millenia without responding in kind, numb
to the reality that so many of the six-
million victims of Nazism went to their
doom uttering "Ani Ma'amin," their
impulse to protect themselves against
terror with terror of their own comes from
the feeling that Israel is their land, and that
it has ever been so.
In this sense, the chasm between them
and us grows apace, and we can only hope
that they represent the merest fraction of
Israel even today.
This is a sad reality with which to reckon
on Israeli's 36th anniversary. But in Israel.
as in the Diaspora, all of us must grow to
understand the chasm and to commit
ourselves to diminishing it.
Only in this way can we truly come to
enjoy the bold experience of Israel reborn
the delight of it, the enchantment. And
the promise and its fulfillment.
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Volume 6 Number 18
PURjNG iTJ 36 B?THtV\y
Pope Wants 'Special Status' for Jerusalem
A call by Pope John
Paul II for a "special inter-
status" for Jerusalem "so
that one side or the other
cannot place it under
discrimination" has been
rejected by Israel.
Foreign Ministry spokesman
Yosef Amihoud told reporters
that "Jerusalem has been the
capital of the Jewish people
throughout history and will
remain Israel's capital forever.
For the first time in history, all
believers in Jerusalem can enjoy
full, free access to holy places and
freedom of worship."
THE POPE made the sugges-
tion about Jerusalem in a
comprehensive apostolic letter
addressed to Catholics in Israel
and to all people of the Middle
East. The letter was released as
Roman Catholics around the
world began ceremonies comme-
morating the death of Jesus in
Noting that Jerusalem was a
holy city for Chirstianity. Islam
and Judaism, the Pope called for
a lasting and "just solution" to
the status of the city, which
Israel declared its 'united and
eternal capital" in 1980 He said
he was convinced the lack of
efforts to find a just solution to
the question of Jerusalem would
only compromise the search for a
peaceful solution to the Middle
East conflict."
In 1960, when the Knesset
enacted the Jerusalem law, which
affirmed that Jerusalem was
Israel's united and eternal
capital, the Vatican criticized the
move and said that Israeli
guarantees of free access for all to
the city's holy places were insuf-
The Pope, in his apostolic
letter, said that in addition to
maintaining Jerusalem as an
open city, s Palestinian homeland
and security for Israel were
fundamental requirements for a
lasting Mideast peace.
"FOR THE Jewish people who
live in the State of Israel *
must invoke the desired security
and just tranquility that is the
prerogative of every nation." the
Pope wrote. "The Palestinian
people, which have their historic
roots in that land and for tens of
years have been dispersed, hive
the natural right, out of justice,
to again find a homeland and to
be able to live in peace and
tranquility with all other people
of the region."
In I960, then Israeli Premier
Menachem Begin invited the
Pope to visit Israel.

What's New At JCC
Friday, May 4,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 5
There are many new faces and
Lppenings at the Jewish Com-
munity Center.
Some of the new faces are: Bill
iiiskauer, Health and Psysical
<'duration Director; Judith
mdon. Senior Director; Herm
[A einberg, Aquatics Director,
bikI Stan Brown, Maintenance
that new is happening?
CAMP The 1984 Camp
keason is June 18-July 13 for the
Erst session, and July 16-Aug. 10
lor the second session. Campers
nay stay for one or two sessions.
This year the ramp, under the di-
r livided into four sections. Camp
{'Ton Ton has programs for
bhildren from two years 10
months to .'our year old, Camp
:'hai will be divided into two
units to insure quality super-
vision and appropriate program-
ing for each age group. The
first unit will be for children
pntering grades K-2. The second
unit will be for children entering
rades 3-5. Camp Maccabee will
oe for children entering grades 6,
and 8. Camp Sabra will be the
Tips and
For Parents
Shut up you guys, one more
rord and I'll smack both of
iu!!!!" Sound familiar? North-
kde Community Mental Health
Center has an answer for parents
onstantly at odds with their
chool age children, whether the
problem is quarreling, responsi-
bility at home and at school,
prmness or flexibility? "Tips and
Techniques for Parents of School
Vged Children" a four week
blass meets Monday evenings
lay 14, through June 4, 7-9 p.m.
it The Commons, 14039 N. Dale
Mabry. Call 977-8700 for more in-
formation and to register.
teen program for children
entering grades 9 and 10. This
year campers will have
computers available to them at
the JCC. Each camp's programs
will be tailor-made to suit the
needs of the different age groups.
PROGRAM The afterschool
program is doing very well. The
program is offered to school chil-
dren, and if living in the Interbay
schools area, busing after school
is provided.
SENIORS The senior
program is as strong as ever. The
SACS, Senior Adults Craft Shop
is doing very well, and now has
over 200 consigners. If you stop
by at lunchtime and you may
check it out for yourself, it's
SCHOOL The preschool
program, under the direction of
Joan Altschuler has had an
extremely successful year. The
children have leaned a great deal
of new and exciting things
through their everyday classes
and excellent field trips to such
places as the Seminole Indian
Reservation, Library and Puppet
north end programming is being
expanded. Programs such as tee
ball, soccer, playtots, tiny tot
gym are now being offered. There
will be transportation from North
end to the South end for
swimming this spring.
The Jewish Community Center
continues to grow and change.
Due to the capital fund drive, a
new roof, new windows in the
gymnasium, new doors for the
gym, new paint for they gym, a
renovated pool area with chairs,
tables, landscaping, a renovated
shower area and more are now
being done. Stop by and see.
You're always welcome. The JCC
is open six days a week. It is
closed on Saturdays and Jewish
For more information on the
JCC and it's programs, call 872-
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Congregations/Organizations Events
Hh the Road for Hfflel
Bike a-thon This Sunday
Tampa City Council Chairman,
Sandy Freedman, is the official
starter for the second successive
year of the May 6 "Hit the Road
for Hillel" Bike-a-thon. It is
the second year of the Bike-a-
thon and the second year for Mrs.
Freedman to start the event.
The three-mile circular route of
Davis Islands will be the race
course beginning at 8:30 a.m. at
the corner of South Davis and
Severn. City of Tampa Police
Department will assist with
traffic safety throughout the day.
There will be refreshment
stands, check points, a first aid
van on patrol and a parents
vehicle patrol all along the route.
Last year's records (which are
certain to be broken) had 34
students and five adults raise a
net of $2,523. One student raised
"Spectators, ecouragers and
onlookers are important to the
success of the day, too," accord-
ing to Paul Gorman, Hillel School
of Tampa Grand Biker (also Bike-
a-thon chairman and co-
Installation Dinner
The annual Congregation
Schaarai Zedek Brotherhood
Installation Dinner will be held
Tuesday. May 8 at the Tower
Club. Members and their wives
are welcome. Reservations are
essential. Please call 876-2377 for
Officers to be installed are Dr.
Irwin Browarsky, President; Jeff
Bloom, First Vice-President; Joe
Deems, Second Vice-President:
Leo Shaw, Treasurer and Jack
Perman, Secretary.
Business and Professional
Women's Network
The May 21 meeting of the
Tampa Jewish Federation
Women's Division Business and
Professional Women's Network
will feature a tour of the Henry B.
Plant Museum, at the Unviersity
of Tampa. The tour will be
conducted by Museum Director
Emily Brownold, a Business and
Professional Women's Network
member. Dinner will be served on
the Museum verandah.
For information or reserva-
tions call the Women's Division
office of the Tampa Jewish
Federation at 876-1618.
Closing Luncheon on May 9
Tampa Section of National
Council of Jewish Women invite
all members to a closing luncheon
on Wednesday. May 9 at 11:30
a.m. at the Rusty Pelican
Restaurant. NCJW will take this
opportunity to honor and
recognize all of the volunteers
who make it possible for the
projects of the Section to
continue. In addition to honoring
volunteers, NCJW will also
present volunteer awards.
The program for the afternoon
will also introduce Tampa
Section, NCJW's newest project,
"I Can Be A Volunteer." Project
Chairman is Mrs. Donald Stein.
The charge for the afternoon is
$10.50 per person. Reservations
can be made by check to Mrs.
Milton Lewis, 8302 Oak Forrest
Court, Tampa, Fla. 33615 (886-
Mrs. Lawrence Cohen, Mrs.
Arthur Winters, Mrs. Alan
Feldman and Mrs. Philip Altus,
NCJW Vice- Presidents, are
chairmen of the event.
"Pain Management"
The May presentation of the
Jewish Community Center's
Good Health series will be "Pain
Management," with the well-
known director of Bay Area
Counseling Center, Dorothea
Hover, R.N.. Ed.D.. as guest
More Denials
Israel: We're Not Helping Contras
JERUSALEM Israel has issued a cate-
, gorical denial that it is
supplying arms to Nicara-
gua rebels, and denounced
reports that it was doing so
as "baseless rumors."
The denial by Foreign
Ministry spokesman Yosef
I Amihood, followed a report in the
United State* on NBC television
news that Israel was supplying
Soviet-made weapons to rebels
fighting the Sandinista govern-
ment at the behest of the U.S.
In its report from a Contra
rebel base in Honduras, NBC
showed a 47-year-old C-47
transport plane landing at an
airstrip some 110 miles from
, Managua, Nicaragua, bringing
supplies for the 11,000 U.S.-
backed guerrillas flighting to
topple the leftist Nicaraguan
government. Contra leader
Heim Named Regional Judge
For National Writing Awards
The National Council of
Teachers on English INCTEl has
appointed Dr. William Heim of
Tampa a regional judge for the
1984 NCTE Achievement
Awards in Writing.
Heim, associate dean of the
College of Arts and Letters,
University of South Florida, is
one of 700 educators who will
judge state entries in the 25th
annual NCTE competition for
high school students in their
senior year.
More than 6000 students have
been nominated by their high
school teachers for 1984 award.
Each state judging committee
can select a maximum number of
students for awards citation
equal to the number of their state
representatives in the U.S.
Congress. Committees are
composed of high school teachers
and college professors who review
writing samples from nominated
students. Selected students will
be cited for excellence in writing
with recommendations to
colleges and universities of their
Heim, an associate professor of
English at USF, is a specialist in
18th century British literature,
literature of the occult and
composition. He holds master's
and doctoral degrees from
Indiana University and has been
a member of the USF faculty
since 1970.
Dr. Heim has been a faculty
member of the Congregation
Schaarai Zedek Religious School
for the past 10 years. Currently
he teaches 8th grade and the
post-confirmation classes.
two locations.
featuring SONY
4616 Eisenhower/Phone 885-4767
The Village Center/13104 N. Dale Marbry
Phone 962-4718
speaker. Dr. Hover wui n*J
various approaches to deS|
with pain, including ^2
imagery for welmess. I
The program will be baldj
Wednesday evening, May 9 hi'
7 to 8:30 p.m. at the JCC.
This event, which is m^l
possible in part by funds throw* I
the Administration on AgingiS
HRS, is free to seniors 60
over. A tl donation is requej
of others attending.
Enrique Bermudex told NBC,
"We received some weapons from
Israel. The weapons were taken
from the PLO in Lebanon"
during the war
NBC CLAIMED that Israel
was supplying 25 percent of the
rebels' arms under an agreement
reached during a visit in 1982 to
Honduras by then Israel Defense
Minister Ariel Sharon. The report
said the rebels wanted Soviet
weapons because they could
supplement them with arms
captured from Nicaraguan forces
which were supplied by Cuba and
the Soviet Union. NBC also said
that the aged C-47 plane that
served as the Contras lifeline was
supplied by the U.S.
Amihood, in his statement,
said Israel "denied altogether
these baseless rumors .. They
are ridiculous. This is a mean
attempt to slur Israel's standing
abroad and international
reputation" A Foreign Ministry
official said the denial applied
equally to the "rumors" that
Israel was extending military
training aid also at the behest
of the U.S. to the government
forces of El Salvador.
Foreign press reports said that
the U.S. is funnelling funds into
"third countries" for the purpose
of arming anti-leftist government
and rebel forces. Israel, in these
reports, was included among the
"third countries."
Department deputy spokesman
Alan Rom berg said that the U.S.
"has no intention of providing
funds for third countries for the
purpose of supporting covert
activities." Rom berg, who was
repeating an earlier State
Department statement, refused
any comment on Israeli activities
in Central America. But officials
here have denied that the U.S. is
urging Israel to take a more
active part in the region.
The American TV report came
at an especially awkward
moment for Israel. Foreign
Ministry director-general David
Kimche was in Washington to
hold talks with Undersecretary of
State for Political Affairs
Lawrence Eagleburger and his
successor, Michael Armacost,
who is leaving his posrt as
Ambassador to the Philippines,
which reportedly will include
Central American issues.
Community Calendar 1
Friday, May 4
(Candlelighting time 7:46 p.m.) Schaarai Zedek SchZFTY
Installation Dinner 6 p.m., followed by Installation Services
p. m. Kol Ami Board Installation Service 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 5
Rodeph Sholom Special Religious School Service 10 a.m.
Ami Couples Bowl 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 6
Schaarai Zedek SchZFTY and JYG trip Yom Hashoa Conference
Monday, May 7
Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Board Meeting 10 a.m. Schaarai
Zedek Sisterhood Closing Meeting 12 noon Jewish Towerj
Residents Association 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May I
Hodassah-Tampa Chapter Boo d meeting 10 a.m. Scharoai
Zedek Brotherhood Installation Tower Club 6:30 p.m. Hillel
School Executive Board meeting 7 p.m. Kol Ami Financial
Committee 7:30 p.m. Kol Ami Men's Club Board meeting 7:30
p.m. ORT-TEC Board meeting 7:30 p.m. Hillel School Board
meeting 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9
NCJW Closing Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Rusty Pelicon
Restaurant Kol Ami Senior Socialites 12 noon Rodeph Sholom
Men's Club 6:15 p.m. Kol Ami Executive Board meeting 7:30
Thursday, May 10
JCC Food Co-op 10 a.m.-12 noon Kol Ami Last day Hebrew
School ORT-TEC Bowling 9:30 a.m. Kol Ami Religious School
Graduation and Promotion 7 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Adult
Education 8 p.m.
Friday, May n
(Candlelighting time 7:50 p.m.) USY Regional Conventional
the Hyatt Hotel for weekend Rodeph Sholom Religious School
6th Grade Graduation.
Saturday, May 12
Rodeph Sholom Senior High and USY Installation 10 a.m.
Brandon Chavuroh Social and Election ot the home of Peter and
Renee Roos 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 13
Friday, May 4
Shabbat Services at Congregation B'nai Israel St. Pete 8 p.m.
Part of annual Daven Kotel in honor of Israel Independence Day.
(For Information: 381 -4900)
Sunday, May 6
Yom Hashoa Holocaust Remembrance Service 8 p.m. at Kol
Ami. The Singles will have dinner first at Bennigans at 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 12
Single monthly dance at Kol Ami. Q105 DJ, Pat George, wi
there. Admission is $5. Cash bar. Snacks.
Religious Directory
2001 Swuin Avenue 251 4216 Rabbi Samuel Malllnger Services
Friday. 8 p.m.; Saturday,9 a.m. Daily morning and eveningmlnyan.7.w
a.m. ,8:45pm
381B Moran Road M3-6SB8 Rabbi Leonard Roaenthal ServicM.
Friday.8p.m.; Saturday. 10a.m.
3718 Bayahore Boulevard e SSMMl Rabbi Kenneth Berger. ****(*"
William Hauben Service*: Friday. 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. DW
Mlnyan, 7:16.
8308 Swann Avenue 876-3877 Rabbi Frank Sundr'lm
Servlcef Friday.
Jewlah Center. Unlveralty of South Florida Fletcher Arme AP*r!tm nd
S630 Fletcher Ave.. Tampa S3620 871-6788 or 877-8418 Rabbi rUin
Rabbi Yoeet Dubrowakl Friday, 7 p.m. Shabbat Dinner and Jv^
Saturday Service 10:80 a.m. Dally Mlnyan 7:80 a.m. Monday H*di
B'nai B'rlth Hillel Foundation. Jewlah Student Center. Unlveralty oi
Florida CTR 3863 Steven J. Kaplan. PhD, Director ****** ,^.hK,i
No 173, Tampa. Florida 8M17 (Village Square ApU i e 8-70T6 # sn*
Service* 7: SOp.m Sunday Bagel Brunche*. 13 noon.

Cantorial Student Nancy Ginsberg
Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Friday, May 4,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 7
[Nancy Ginsberg, a 23-year-old
judent at the School of Sacred
lusic of Hebrew Union College-
fcwish Institute of Religion, has
pn awarded a Fulbright
J-holarship to study voice and
lusic. Ms. Ginsberg, daughter of
|r. and Mrs. Arthur Ginsberg of
Ireat Neck, NY, will take a leave
, absence from her cantorial
ludies to spend the 1984-85
pademic year in Milan and
irence, Italy.
Ms. Ginsberg was a voice
Ujor at Indiana University
there 9he received the Bachelor
Music degree in 1982. While at
he University, she served as a
eacher at the Bloomington
ewish Center and as religious
ervices coordinator at the local
lillel Foundation. Her combined
interest in Judaism and music led
to her decision to study for the
cantorate at Hebrew Union
A mezzo-soprano, Ms.
Ginsberg is the youngest winner
of a Fulbright in voice and music
this year. To apply for the
scholarship, she auditioned
before a panel of Fulbright
judges at the United Nations.
With their enthusiastic recom-
mendation, her application was
sent on to Washington, D.C., and
then to Italy, where she was
named a winner.
Ms. Ginsberg will study voice,
acting, musicianship and move-
ment with an array of distin-
guished private teachers in Italy.
She is also intent on residing with
Jewish families during her year
abroad, and has enlisted the aid
of the HUC faculty to help locate
appropriate homes.
The School of Sacred Music
was founded in 1948 as the first
of its kind in this country offering
professional training for the
cantorate. Since its founding,
more than 200 men and women
have been invested as cantors,
and today serve congregations
throughout the United States as
well as in Canada and Australia.
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion is the
nation's oldest institution of
higher Jewish studies. With
schools in Cincinnati, New York,
Los Angeles and Jerusalem, it
trains rabbis, cantors, religious
school educators and communal
workers and offers doctoral and
postdoctoral programs for
Mark Price
For Baptist Jewish Was The
Only Way For Him to Go
jhem Tov, founder of the Hasidic
jvement, once wrote, "The
forld is new to us every morning
this is God's gift; and every
lan should believe he is reborn
For Dr. John Davidson,
presently a first-year rabbinic
tudent at Hebrew Union
pollege-Jewish Institute of
eligion in Jerusalem, these
pords hold special meaning. Born
Beaumont, Tex., into a family
If pious Baptists, "proud East
|exas mongrel stock whose Bible
egan with Matthew and whose
Bar began at Easter," he
uplains, Dr. Davidson is a Jew
choice whose commitment has
him into the world of
abbinics at HUC.
DR. DAVIDSON remembers a
fappy childhood in East Texas.
lis father, a mechanical
Engineer, and his mother, a home
conomics teacher, were both
Nut-time musicians at their
lurch. He completed high school
1971 as valedictorian, National
lerit Scholar and student body
president, and then entered
lay lor University in Waco, Tex.,
[a city of Baptists, chicken-fried
teak and the Brazos Queen."
It was at Baylor that Dr.
)avidson, a religion major, read
The Essence of Judaism" and
FThis People Israel" by Dr. Leo
paeck, leader of German Jewry
fcsther Wolfe Ambrose. 79. of Tamp*,
Bed Tuesday, April 34. She wu a 64-
ear realdent of Tampa. She waa a
etlred treasurer and head cashier of
poife Bros, and a member of
Dngregauon Schaarl Zedek. She la sur-
ged by her husband. Charles B.; two
n. Fred of Tampa and Harold Jr. of
one, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph
?oUe Sr. and Mrs. Barton WaU of
mpa; four grandchildren; and a
rest-grandchild. A memorial service
[* held Thursday, April JN. Rabbi
[rank N. Sunhelm of Congregation
thaart Zedek officiated Memorial
ntrtbuuons may be made to the Heart
nd or the charity of your choice.
during the Nazi era, and was
taught by his professors "that
above all else, our task is to
struggle with God." Thus, "this
congenial Baptist began the
transformation into a Jew by
choice," he reveals.
After receiving his BA degree
magna cum laude, in 1975, Dr.
Davidson moved to Houston to
attend Baylor College of
Medicine. While "delivering 50 or
so babies, assisting at dozens and
dozens of coronary by-passes and
listening to innumerable patients
describe the relentless progress of
their chronic diseases," he also
continued his study of Judaism,
attended services at Congre-
gation Beth Israel and married a
"childhood friend of heart and
mind." On November 30, 1979;
following his graduation from
medical schol, Dr. Davidson,
together with his wife, formally
converted to Judaism under the
guidance of Rabbi Hyman Judah
Schachtel, a 1931 graduate of
Hebrew Union College, rabbi-
emeritus of Beth Israel.
"HE CAME to me," Rabbi
Schachtel relates, "already
convinced he wanted to become a
Jew. His own search for the
spiritual approach to life and
man's attitude toward God led
him to Judaism."
After completing medical
school. Dr. Davidson spent three
years as a professor at University
of Texas Nursing School,
teaching physiology and
anatomy. This was followed by a
medical internship at the Univer-
sity of Cincinnati's teaching
hospital, during which he decided
to apply to Hebrew Union
"I have no tolerance for
remaining as ignorant as I
presently am regarding Jewish
sources and ritual," Dr.
Davidson says in explaining his
decision to enter HUC. "Judaism
is not for me a congenital
convenience. Everything is new,
especially in ritual and
Like all first-year rabbinic
students at the Jerusalem
School, Dr. Davidson is
concentrating on mastering the
Hebrew language. Norma
Davidson is attending a
municipal ulpan, singing in the
HUC choir and "generally
keeping us both sane."
LOOKING BACK now, what
compelled the Davidsons to
choose Judaism? "We are first
Jews because it 'feels' right," he
explains, "We all become or
remain Jewish because we expe-
rience a largely unconscious
psychological and spiritual
wholeness as praying, observant
members of the Jewish commu-
nity that we do not experience
"Secondly," he continues, "we
claim Judaism again and again
because beyond the psycho-
logical, spiritual voids that it
may fill in our psyches, it also
engages us in a most conscious
and intellectual way. We find it
to be a fascinating way of seeing
and being in the world."
Immersed in his studies in
Jerusalem, Dr. Davidson has no
quick answers regarding his
future as either rabbi or
physician. "The question is not
what I am going to do," he says.
"The question is who I am going
to be. Hopefully," he adds, "I
will first be a literate Jewish
father and husband whose
children have his stubbornness of
will and his wife's intelligence. I
hope that my children will of
course remain Jewish," he
concludes, "but I hope equally
they will see in the lives of their
parenta the importance of every
individual's struggle to know
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Jennifer Borod
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Mark Howard Price, son of
Lois Price of Tampa and Arthur
Price of Denver, Colo., will be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on May 5 at 10 a.m. at
Congregation Kol Ami. Rabbi
Leonard Rosenthal will officiate.
Mark attends the Hey Class at
Congregation Kol Ami and is a
member of Kadima. He is in the
seventh grade at the Horizon
School of Temple Terrace and is a
member of the Florida Junior
Academy of Science. Mark has
played soccer in the Temple
Terrace Soccer Administration
for seven years.
Lois Price and Arthur Price
will host the Oneg Shabbat
following Friday services and a
Kiddush luncheon following
services on Saturday. Lois will
host a party for Mark's friends at
the Normandy Park Recreation
Room on Saturday evening.
Special guests will include
grandmother, Edna Price of
Sunrise; great aunts and uncles,
Manny and Millie Forman, and
Harry Forman, all of New York,
Dorothy Fox of Hartsdale NY,
Bea and Sid Platt of the Bronx;
aunt and uncle, Fred and Marilyn
Hennes of Plantation; cousins,
Susan Forman of New York,
Gary Forman of Boat >n, Steven
Eisenbere of Plantati >n. Joel and
Kathy Eisenberg of North
Lauderdale; and friends, Dotty,
Lou, Joshua and Eric Sasmon of
Jennifer Elise Borod, daughter
of Sue and Victor Borod, will be
called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah on May 5 at 11 a.m. at
Congregation Schaarai Zedek.
Rabbi Frank Sundheim will
Jennifer is a seventh grade
student at Berkeley Preparatory
School where she is on the Head-
master's List. Jennifer works on
Soundings, Berkeley's literary
magazine, and is a member of the
Latin Club. She participated on
the volleyball team and pitches
for the super junior softbaU team.
She also pitches for a Temple
Terrace Leagurette team.
Friends of the family will
sponsor the Oneg Shabbat hosted
by Leslie and John Oaterweil and
Lois and Jay Older. A Shabbat
dinner for out-of-town guests has
been planned by Leslie and Gene
Balis, Sandra and David Bruck,
Marcia and Jack Cohen, Ellen
and Neal Crystal, Jerilyn and
Stuart Goldsmith, Alice and
Stanley Rosenthal and Bonnie
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Continental Breakfast and Seminar
Tuesday May 8th7.30 a
"a"-Da Cub NCNB Bidg. Downto*-
"-ursday May '0th 7 30 am
Hot>day inn. Cypress Aver
Janet L Myers He e- E Schuster D>ana L '
RSVP. 223-4946
The Jewish Community is Invited to Participate
Sunday, May 6,1984
"The Holocaust: A Watershed in History"
Auditorium-College of Arts and Letters Building
2.-00 P.M. 4:45 P.M.
Guest Speaker:
Panel Presentation
V Discussion

8:00 P.M.
Community Commemoration
"It is our obligation to remember and to pay tribute to the
sacred memory of those who perished in the Holocaust"

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