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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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Fred K. Shochet]
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
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Volume 8 Number 15
Tampa, Florida Friday, July 11, 1986
Price 36 Cents
New Report
Charges Anti-Semitic
Campaign By Sandinistas
A new report on the fate
of Jews under the current
regime in Managua main-
tains that an anti-Semitic
campaign by the San-
dinistas induced almost all
of Nicaragua's tiny Jewish
community to flee the coun-
try following the revolution
of 1979.
The report was released last
week by Prodemca, an organiza-
tion that has campaigned actively
for American aid to the
Nicaraguan armed resistance,
known as contra*. Based on more
extensive interviews than
previous reports, the study
represents the most recent round
in an ongoing debate here as to
whether the Sandinista regime is
IT ALSO comes a day before
the Administration's victorious
vote in the House of Represen-
tatives on the controversial ques-
tion of American military aid to
the contra*. In his effort to win
Congressional approval of the aid,
President Reagan himself made
note of the Sandinista regime's
relations with the Palestine
Liberation Organization and the
anti-Semitic incidents which are
said to have driven the Jewish
community from Nicaragua.
But the researchers stressed
that the survey has been initiated
independently in order to find the
truth among the allegations and
denials concerning anti-Semitism
in Sandinista Nicaragua.
Joshua Muravchik, a writer on
human rights and other issues and
currently a fellow at the
Washington Institute for Near
Continued on Page 5
Israel, Greece Sign New
Agreement for Tourism Campaign
ATHENS (JTA) Israel and
Greece were expected to sign an
agreement for a joint tourism
advertising campaign in the
United States during the five-day
visit here of Israel's Minister of
Tourism, Avraham Sharir,
Sharir is the first Israeli
Minister to visit Greece in an of-
ficial capacity since Abba Eban's
visit in 1962 as Minister of Educa-
tion. He was greeted at the air-
port by Pabliotis Roumeliotis.
Undersecretary of National
Economy. Sharir expressed hope
that his trip would be a turning
point in Israeli-Greek relations.
The two countries have never ex-
changed Ambassadors and Israel
is represented here on the Con-
sular level only.
Roumeliotis responded that
Greece is willing to cooperate with
Israel in the areas of tourism and
economy. Sharir was scheduled to
meet with the Minister of
Economy, Kostas Simitis, and
with Karolos Papoulias, the
Foreign Minister. He carried a
message from Premier Shimon
Peres to Greek Prime Minister
Andreas Papandreou, but it was
not known whether he would
deliver it in person or through
other channels.
Both Greece and Israel have suf-
fered a sharp decline in American
tourism this year because of the
terrorist threat and the weaken-
ing of the U.S. Dollar. In addition
to a common advertising cam-
paign, Greece was expected to in-
crease the foreign currency
allowance for its citizens who visit
Israel. It will be raised to the
levels allowed by the other Euro-
pean Economic Community
(EEC) countries.
Trans-Canada Caravan
For Soviet Jewry
trans-Canada "Caravan for Soviet
Jewry" consisting of 30 Jewish
college students in a chartered
bus arrived here from Halifax,
Nova Scotia to a warm welcome
by the Jewish community and the
Vancouver city fathers.
Bedraggled and sleepless after
the coast-to-coast drive, their en-
thusiasm for the cause of Soviet
Jews denied emigration rights
was boundless. They were greeted
at City Hall by Mayor Mike Har-
court and addressed by Conser-
vative Member of Parliament
John Fraser and Irwin Cotler, the
McGill University law professor
who served as attorney for Anato-
ly Sharansky before he was allow-
ed to leave the USSR last
The youths responded by danc-
ing an energetic hora and singing
the traditional Hebrew hymn,
Hinei Ma Tov which Sharansky
has said sustained his morale dur-
ing nine years in the Soviet Gulag.
Later, before a crowd of 400,
the students staged a mock trial,
indicting the Soviet Union for bar-
ring the free movement of its
As a climax to their coast-to-
coast trek, the students visited
the Soviet Pavilion at the Van-
couver Expo. Once inside, they
removed their outer clothing to
display red T-shirts bearing a pic-
ture of the Kremlin and the
words, "It's a tough place to live.
It's a tougher place to leave."
The youths left the pavilion
peacefully when they were asked
to do so. The Caravan was headed
by Mimi Estrin, a 22-year-old stu-
dent at York University, Toronto.
Entebbe OperationPortrait Of
A HeroYoni Netanyahu
Betar and
Community Shaliach
July of 1976, 10 years ago, an
act of heroism took place by the
Israeli Defense Forces on behalf
of the Jews everywhere which has
become emblazoned in all our
Few events in recent history
have aroused the imagination and
the excitement of so many as did
the July 3 Israeli anti-terrorist
strike at the Entebbe Airport.
Few people in the history of our
people have earned the love and
respect of so many as Yonaton
Netanyahu, the young Lt. Colonel
who sacrificed his life leading the
What made Yoni an Israeli
Hero, a legend, what made him
the modern successor for Bar
Kochba and the Maccabees?
Yoni was bom in 1946 to Ben
Zion and Ceila Netanyahu. He
grew up in Jerusalem and was ac-
tive in the Israeli Scouting move-
ment. At the age of 17 Yoni came
to America with his family. His
father, a professor of Jewish
History, was the editor of the En-
cyclopedia Judaica and came to
the United States to pursue his
studies. Yoni lived in the affluent
Elkins Park suburb of
Philadelphia and studied at
Cheltenham High School. It was
during this period of his life that
Yoni began to write letters to his
friends and family back in Israel.
We learn much about the heart
and soul of Yoni from these let-
ters. In one he writes to a friend:
"... I live outside Philadelphia.
My school has 1,500 students who
don't know what they're doing
there. It looks more like the Tel
Aviv Sheraton than a high school
(beautiful even by American stan-
dards, brand new, and it cost $6.5
million to build). My house is very
nice, surrounded by lawns and
trees and empty, meaningless life.
The only thing people talk about is
cars and girls. Life revolves
around one subject sex. I think
Freud would have found very fer-
tile soil here. Bit by bit I'm being
convinced I am living among apes
and not human beings."
Perhaps Yoni was a bit harsh on
his fellow students but one of his
classmates recently wrote: "All
we cared about in High School
were cars, parties and football
games, but Yoni had broader
horizons. We just didn't unders-
tand Yoni's depth at the time. So
we dismissed him as different"
On his return to Israel, Yoni
was drafted into the Israeli army
where he volunteered for an elite
paratroop unit. Yoni developed in-
to a mature adult and an outstan-
ding officer.
During the 1967 Six-Day War,
Yoni took part in several battles
and, on the last day of the War, he
was seriously wounded by Syrian
fire. Yoni was operated on twice
and released from the Army as a
disabled veteran.
Like his father, Yoni was a
scholar by nature. He was ac-
cepted to Harvard University as a
philosophy major and excelled in
his studies. It was during this
time, however, the PLO terrorists
began to carry out dastardly raids
against innocent Jewish women
and children. Yoni felt compelled
to return to Israel and reenlist in
the Army. He prayed for the day
when he could return to his
studies, but for now, he had to
lend a hand in the defense of his
Continued on Page S
'Who Is A Jew'
Issue Flares At Supreme Court Hearing
The fiercely controversial
"Who is a Jew" issue flared
anew when it was disclosed
at a Supreme Court hearing
that the Orthodox-
controlled Interior Ministry
requires that the world
"converted" in parentheses
be printed next to the
designation "Jewish" on the
identity cards of all converts
to Judaism in Israel.
The new regulation triggered
angry responses from secular
spokesmen who charged that the
Interior Ministry was trying to in-
troduce the Orthodox-inspired
"Who is a Jew" amendment
"through the back door." Even
some Orthodox rabbis regard the
designation as objectionable and
discriminatory against converts.
THE KNESSET has already
held a full-scale debate on the
issue. Knesset Speaker Shlomo
Hillel placed it on the agenda over
objections by the Interior Ministry
that the matter v/assubjudice and
could not be discussed in
parliamentary session. Hillel said
Knesset members would be warn-
ed to steer clear of specific issues
before the Supreme Court.
The case before the court con-
cerns a recent American im-
migrant, Shoahana Miller, who
was converted to Judaism in Col-
orado Springs, Colo, by a Reform
rabbi and refused to undergo Or-
thodox conversion rites in Israel.
The Interior Ministry has refus-
ed to register her as Jewish until
her conversion is validated by the
Orthodox Rabbinate. Miller is sup-
ported by the Reform movement
in Israel.
the court that the identity card,
though not in itself proof of
halachic status, is prima facie
evidence and is used as such by
rabbis who register marriages.
Therefore, according to the
Ministry, the designation
"converted" on the identity cards
serves as a guide to the rabbis who
would then have to make sure the
conversion was satisfactory for
halachic purposes.
Former Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi
Shlomo Goren termed the regula-
tion a "spilling of the blood" of
converts. In an interview, he call-
ed attention to many Biblical and
Talmudic prohibitions against
Continued on Page 7-
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, July 11, 1986
Dolgin An Essay Contest Winner

Regional Director. Rabbi Frank Sundheim has been named
Director of the Southeast Council, UAHC, effective July 1. Rabbi
Sundheim was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish In-
stitute of Religion in 1958. He was honored by the College-
Institute in 1983 with the presentation of a Doctorate marking his
25th anniversary in the rabbinate. More than two decades of that
service has been spent with Congregation Schaarai Zedek. He br-
ings many years of service and knowledge to the Southeast
Rabbi Sundheim and his wife Adrianne, who have three
children and three grandchildren, will be relocating to Miami this
month. Their new address is 8818 S.W. 113 Carmel Place, Circle
E, Miami, FL 33176; Mazol Tov and come visit soon!
Community leaders recognized. Over 100 nominations in 19
categories were submitted for the First Annual Up and Comers
Awards co-sponsored by Price-Waterhouse and Tampa Bay
Business. Nominees must be less than 40 years of age and were
judged on both their professional achievements and community
We extend our congratulations to all these exceptionally
motivated people. Among the 19 finalists were Jeffrey Davidson,
partner-in-charge Deloitte Haskins and Sells; and Rebecca
Pasach, assistant director of development, Tampa Bay Perform-
ing Arts Center, Inc. Included among the initial 57 finalists (three
in each of 19 categories) were Terry A id man, managing partner
of Laventhol and Horwath; Dr. Larry Kipp, director, Tampa
Podiatry Center and William Kalish, attorney.
A proud Friedman Family. Congratulations to Suzanne Carol,
daughter of Dr. Herman and Ilona Friedman, on her May 11
graduation from Emory University with a BA degree in
Psychology and Economics. She will spend the coming year in a
study program in Arad, Israel before continuing with her career.
Two weeks later, Herman Friedman, PhD, professor and
chairman of medical microbiology and immunology, was the first
recipient of a 1986 Fishel. Distinguished Scientist Award at the
USF College of Medicine's Annual Dean's Award Dinner. Dr.
Friedman has published 45 scientific articles and has edited or co-
edited 40 books. (WOW!) Although the scientific world identifies
Dr. Friedman primarily by his work in bacterial and viral im-
munomodulation, he is nationally recognized for his lasting con-
tributions to virtually all fields of medical microbiology and
No wonder the Friedman Family is so proud of their scholars!
Peace Contest. Terrific ten-year-old twins, Beth and Miriam
Goldstein, daughters of Dr. Robert and Joan Goldstein, tied
each other in The Chronicle Peace Contest. Each entrant was ask-
ed to describe peace to children who have never experienced
peace. Due to space limitations, we can only reprint one
paragraph from each winning poem:
Peace is going to sleep and not being afraid.
Peace is walking to school with friends and
not being on the lookout for the PLO.
Peace is putting air-raid shelters in dis-use.
Peace is having your father home all the time.
Miriam Goldstein
When you can do what you like, that is peace.
When Israelis and Arabs are friends, that is peace.
When you have no enemies, that is peace.
Peace is necessary for a good Jewish life.
Beth Goldstein
Most eligible bachelors. The highest bidders at the March of
Dimes Bachelor Bid Auction will get to go on "extraordinary
dates," according to our sources at the June 18 charity event. On
the block, we've heard, were Seott Barnett, Dr. Harvey
Greenberg and Andy Hirsch. Sounds like a lot of fun for a very
worthwhile cause.
Class of '86 garners honors. Berkeley Prep had an amazing
graduating class this year. Twenty-one students out of 76
distinguished themselves by being named National Merit
Finalists. Of that group, 17 were awarded scholarships, including
Andrew Cohen, son of Edith and Harold Cohen; Meryl Cohen,
daughter of Dr. Albert and Rosalie Cohen; Stefanie Fleischer,
daughter of Barbara and Frank Fleischer; Sean Kaminsky, son
of Linda and Stn Kaminsky; Josh Laming, son of Dr. Lewis
and Bev Laming; Neil and Robin Shaw, twin sons of Dr. Brian
and Sheila Shaw. Mazol tov, good luck and stay in touch with us!
Enjoying the cooler weather in the Blue Ridge Mountains at
Camp Blue Star this summer are Lisa Kahn, daughter of Martin
and Barbara Port; Francie and Robin Linsky, daughters of
Michael and Karen Linsky; Lesley Rudolph, daughter of
Richard and Franci Rudolph; Andrew Valins, son of Robert
and Claudia Valins and Jessica and Monica Weinstein,
daughters of Ira and Dottie Weinstein.
Attending second session in July are: Ben Barnett, son of
Leslie and Hope Barnett; Larry Miller, son of Jeffrey and Nan-
cy Miller; Debbie Perahes, daughter of Paul and Gail Pershes;
and Andy Solomon, son of Martin and Maxine Solomon.
Blue Star representatives for the Tampa Bay area is Elayne
Gary Dolgin, a graduating
senior at Emory University in
Atlanta, and Jacqueline Tatten-
baum, a junior at Barnard College
in New York, have been named
the winners of the annual Col-
legiate Essay Contest on Reform
Judaism, co-sponsored by Hebrew
Union-College-Jewish Institute of
Religion and the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations.
Each winner has been awarded
tuition to one of the varied college
programs in Israel jointly spon-
sored by Hebrew Union College
and the Union.
Contestants were asked to sub-
mit a six to eight page essay on
the topic "Reform Judaism and
Israel: What Does the Future
Hold?" All essays were evaluated
by a team of HUC-JIR faculty and
judged on the basis of content, ex-
pression, style and depth of
thought and analysis.
Gary Dolgin graduated from the
School of Business Administra-
tion at Emory University this past
June with a BBA in accounting.
During the summer of 1985, he
worked with the press secretary
and legislative aid to Senator
Gary Hart, and was also active in
the student government and on
various undergraduate
Voter Registration
Voter registration in the major
shopping malls has resumed in
Hillsborough County in prepara-
tion for the fall elections.
Residents can register to vote at
Eastlake Square, Tampa Bay
Center, University Square and
Westahore Plaza.
Registration will be available on
Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. and on
Saturdays from noon until 8 p.m.
through Oct. 4 which is the
registration deadline for the
general election. People wanting
to vote in all three fall elections
must have signed up by Aug. 2.
Those who register after that date
will not be able to vote until the
Nov. 4 general election.
Although there are currently
309,000 registered voters in
Hillsborough County, Elections
Supervisor Robin Krivanek in-
dicated that there may be as many
as 200,000 eligible residents who
have not yet signed up. To qualify
to be a voter in Hillsborough
County, a person must be a citizen
New Attache
Yosef Shabo has been named the
new Israeli Economic Attache to
Egypt, it was learned in
Jerusalem Sunday. His appoint-
ment comes after several years in
which no such diplomat served in
Cairo. The purpose of sending the
attache is said to be an effort to
strengthen economic relations
between the two countries, which
have been at a low recently.
Sources in Jerusalem contend
that Egypt indicated the time has
come for strengthening those ties.
With the exception of Israeli
tourism to Egypt, other economic
ties are marginal. Since the Ras
Burka massacre last October,
there has been a sharp decline in
the number of Israeli tourists to
of the United States, eighteen
years old and a resident of the
County. Young people can pre-
register in the sue months before
their eighteenth birthday.
Registration at Eastlake Square
is set up on the lower level next to
the Barnett Bank Superteller. At
Tampa Bay Center it is on the up-
per level near the center court
fountain. At University Square,
registration will occupy the com-
munity booth just west of the In-
formation Booth and at
Westshore it is in the mall
opossite Walgreens. Hillsborough
County residents can also register
at more than 50 other locations
around the county.
If a person is unable to go to any
registration site, he may qualify to
register absentee and should call
the Elections Office at 272-5850
for details.
In this year's elections, most
state and many county officials
will be chosen, according to
Supervisor Krivanek who urged
residents to act quickly so as not
to disqualify themselves. And in
the November general election, in
addition to filling many political
offices, voters will be considering
a number of changes in the state
constitution dealing with subjects
like the creation of a statewide
prosecutor, casino gambling and
homestead exemption. Supervisor
Krivanek reminds residents of the
Tampa area to register and vote
as if their future depended on it,
because it does.
Gary is the son of Drs. Ann and
David Dolgin. He left for Israel on
June 22 for six weeks of travel
and kibbutz living with the Col-
lege Israel Academy which is
sponsored by Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion. When he returns Gary
will begin work with the accoun-
ting firm, Touche-Ross in
Washington, D.C.
"If Reform Judaism can become
as meaningful to Israelis as it is to
me," Dolgin wrote in his winning
essay, "then the future can
possibly have unlimited potential.
However, each Israeli must
realize that practicing Reform
Judaism does not mean that you
are less Jewish. Unlike the Or-
thodox Jew in Israel, the Reform
Jew must struggle to determine
how to make Judaism the most
fulfilling to themselves. There is
no set rule that one needs to
follow," he concluded. "However,
the latitude that Reform Judaism
allows is what makes it so
Jacqueline Tattenbaum will be
entering her senior year at Bar-
nard College of Columbia Univer-
sity this fall. She is a history major
and is active in various community
volunteer programs at Columbia.
Her parents, Myra and Donald
Tattenbaum, reside in Newton,
Ms. Tattenbaum, who spent five
months studying at the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem and one
month on a kibbutz, noted in her
essay that "It seems that many
Israelis are impressed by anti-
establishment movements, and in
Israel today, Reform Judaism is
seen a radical, exciting, anti-
establishment People seem
impressed that I am a member of
such a left wing movement as
Reform Judaism. I also think
that there is a larger percentage
of the Israeli population potential-
ly interested than most
Americans seem to know."
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion is the na-
tion's oldest institution of higher
Jewish studies. It trains rabbis,
cantors, religious school
educators, communal workers and
graduate and post-graduate
scholars at four campuses in Cin-
cinnati, New York, Los Angeles
and Jerusalem.
Our Gang would like to congratulate you all on your
academic achievements and hear about your college plans.
Please send your news to: Our Gang c/o Jewish Floridian,
2808 Horatio St., Tampa, FL 33609 by July 18.
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Friday, July 11, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 3
Entebbe Operation Portrait of
A HeroYoni Netanyahu
Continued from Page 1
At this stage of his life he wrote
from Israel to his family:
"We must, we are obliged, to cl-
ing to our country with our finger-
nails, with our bodies and with all
our strength. Only if we do that, if
we give all we have for the well-
being of our country, will Israel
remain the State of the Jews. On-
ly then will they not write in the
history books that once indeed the
Jews roused themselves to action
and held on to their land for two
decades, but then were over-
whelmed and became once more
homeless wanderers. I belong to
Israel, Father, the way Israel
belongs to me and to you and to
every other Jew.
When the Yom Kippur War
broke out in 1973, Yoni fought in
the Golan Heights. When an
Israeli tank commander was
wounded behind enemy lines, it
was Yoni who braved Syrian fire
and rescued the Israeli officer. He
was awarded the Israeli Medal of
Honor for this action.
Following this he wrote:
"Death that's the only thing
that disturbs me. It doesn't
frighten me; it arouses my curiosi-
ty. It is a puzzle that I, like many
others, have tried to solve without
success. I do not fear it because I
attribute little value to a life
without a purpose. And if I should
have to sacrifice my life to attain
its goal, I'll do so willingly.
"Generally, my mood hasn't
changed. I can't stand America
and I'm dying to return."
Yoni was a hero long before July
4, 1976, but it was the raid he led
on that date which brought his
name and legend out in the open.
On Sunday, June 27, 1976 an
Air France plane enroute from
Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by
a group of PLO terrorists with
256 passengers aboard. On June
28, the plane landed in Entebbe
Airport in Uganda. The Christian
passengers were freed and the
103 Jewish passengers aboard
were held as hostages. The ter-
rorists demanded the release of
fellow terrorists being held in
Israeli jails or they would kill all
the hostages.
When no nation in the world
would lift a finger to help Jews,
Suicide and Crisis Center
To Certify New Volunteers
Twenty-two new volunteers
were certified as para-
professional crisis intervention
counselors at a special recognition
program at the Suicide and Crisis
Center on July 7. Barbara
Romano, President of the Board
of Directors of the Center,
presented certificates of comple-
tion of the Center's required
forty-hour course to the
According to Romano, this
represents the 37th training class
the Center has offered over the
past twelve years, and these
volunteers "join the ranks of over
six-hundred persons who have
completed the course." They join
the present corps of volunteers
who answer the Center's twenty-
four hour crisis telephone lines
seven days a week. Mariyln
Schoch, Coordinator of
Volunteers, describes the training
as an intensive experience in
"learning how to use listening
skills to be able to understand the
emotional pain the caller is feeling
and to give the support the caller
needs to begin considering options
rather than committing a violent
act such as suicide." Schoch adds,
"Our volunteers are not profes-
sional mental health workers;
they are caring individuals who
can 'hold' someone's hand while
facilitating the efforts needed to
get professional help."
The Center's next training
course is scheduled for three days
beginning July 26 and continuing
on Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 plus sixteen
unscheduled hours of observation.
Police Search
For Thieves
Police are searching for the
thieves who broke into the Lek
Street Synagogue here on the
night of June 4 and stole silver
ritual objects insured for $40,000
but considered of much greater
value. It was the second such theft
at the synagogue in two years.
The items taken include seven
Torah crowns, seven Torah
shields and several silver pointers.
Police said the burglars were ap-
parently well acquainted with the
premises. ........
The next regular training course
is scheduled for late September.
For information concerning inter-
views and screening for interested
persons, please call Ms. Schoch at
the Israeli Government decided to
act. On July 4, 1976, the Israel
Defense Forces (TZAHAL)
mounted the most remarkable
rescue mission in history. Flying
thousands of miles over hostile
territory, Israeli commandos
rescued the hostages and brought
them back to safety in Israel. The
ground commander for the mis-
sion, code named Operation
Thunderbolt, was Yonaton
Netanyahu. He stood in the mid-
dle of the airport and directed the
battle successfully. But it was
there, in the open, that he was hit
by fire from Ugandan soldiers and
fell, mortally wounded.
Yoni died as he had lived, at the
head of his men, leading by exam-
ple. He saw himself as an in-
separable link in the chain of
Jewish history, an heir to the Mac-
cabees and Bar Kochba. His life
was dedicated to insuring Israel's
independence and Jewish
freedom. Thus it is only fitting
that we who have benefited from
his sacrifice honor his memory.
The Tampa Jewish Federation
and the Aliyah movement will be
sponsoring a commemoration
meeting on July 21, at 8 p.m. at
the Jewish Community Center,
2808 Horatio Street. The program
will include: The Operation
Thunderbolt, the Israeli produced
movie starring Yehoran Gaon
depicting the mission at Entebbe.
Following the film there will be a
short discussion on the
significance of the Israeli rescue
at Entebbe. For more information
please call Amos Doron at
TELEPHONE: (813) 223-5501
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, July 11, 1986
Where's Home?
"Goodnight, Dad, ... I love
"I love you too. Sleep well."
I slowly moved the handset of
the phone away from my ear. I
then pushed it up against my
heart, trying to remember what it
was like to be hugged by my dad. I
quickly bit my upperlip as tears
began to roll down the side of my
face. Why must I go through so
much torture each day? The cons-
tant sadness of not having my dad
near killed me inside. I no longer
could ask him for any manly ad-
vice or even play a game of catch
with the football outside.
Three months ago my dad and
mom got separated. I was so
shocked at first I thought it was a
big joke. But then the truth
became crystal clear, they just
didn't love each other anymore.
At first I felt like my life was over.
They were the two most impor-
tant people in my life, and now I
had to make a decision on whom
to live with. Why must I go
through this terrible pain and
agony? Why must I choose bet-
ween the two people that brought
me into this world?
Before my dad left for Maine he
told my sister and me that he
would be back in four months to
take both of us or just one of us
back with him. My sister had
decided on staying home with
Mom for various reasons. I, on the
other hand, could not decide. I
always had been closer to Dad
than Mom, but there were many
other things to look at. How can I,
a 15-year-old, make such a deci-
sion of such magnitude? Yet, I
wouldn't want anyone else mak-
ing that kind of decision for me.
Every night I would look up at the
stars asking them over and over,
Who? Whom shall I live with?
They would just twinkle back as if
they were saying, "Search within
yourself .. you know the
answer." Yet I didn't ... I
wanted to know so much, which
way was the right choice. Every
morning that I awoke was like a
nightmare. I always thought what
it would be like, Lf I was in their
shoes. What it would be like, to
not be chosen by your own son?
The pain they would go through if
I didn't choose them. Either way I
turned it would lead to tears and
sadness. I don't blame them for
what they did, yet I hate them for
forcing me to making a decision
like this. I loved them so much,
and now I will probably lose one of
Then there is the question of
leaving my sister. I had always en-
joyed the role of a big brother, and
I would probably miss it. If I left I
would never be there to protect
her or give her advice on guys. I
had enjoyed those few times she
came up to me and asked my opi-
nion, but those times were few
and far between. If we got along
more it would even make my deci-
sion harder. It is a crossroad in my
life. They both are very different
and equally good. Love is
something you cannot measure
with a tool, yet I must.
Most people really don't realize
what happens to a teenager whose
parents get divorced. These days
being a teenager is tough, yet
thousands upon thousands of kids
must go through what I am going
through, because their parents
just can't get along. I have chang-
ed so much since that terrible and
unforgettable day. I remember it
so well. I had gotten a great grade
on a biology test and was in the
best of moods when I walked in
the house and noticed a lot of fur-
niture and pictures gone. I began
to walk into the den to question
dad, why the redecorating, when I
noticed my mom, sister and
grandparents crying. I stormed in
the den demanding to know what
was going on.
"Who's redecorating?"
"Please sit down."
I looked into his eyes; they were
full of tears. I obliged and sat
down on the couch. "Would you
care to explain what's going on?"
"Your mom and I are getting a
"Wha. Wha ." At that mo-
ment my life sprang to a complete
halt. I had never felt so much
sadness in my entire life. I
couldn't even cry. My stomach
began to tighten. Questions and
memories flashed through my
head. I shot up from my seat and
ran to my dad. He held me tight,
and finally I began to cry. It never
had felt so good to just let go of
my emotions.
That happened three months
ago, and I cannot forget it. One
night while staring at the stars I
tried to remember them being
together and enjoying themselves,
and I couldn't. I searched and
searched but to no avail. All I
remember is them separate from
each other. Why? Why can I not
remember them together? I know
somewhere in my mind they were
once happy together.
Now, I think you understand
what torture I must go through
every night before I go to bed.
Saying goodnight to my dad is
more painful than you can im-
agine. No longer am I tucked in or
given a goodnight kiss by my dad,
instead we just say goodnight
over a phone. Now I envy my
friends who have two parents to
say goodnight to and get tucked in
by. They don't realize how lucky
they really are. You never do .
until it's too late.. ..
Editor'8 note: With permission
we are printing this article .
The feelings of one young man fac-
ed with the situation of divorcing
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Genetics at the Weizmann In-
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been awarded the 1986 Royal
Society Welcome Foundation
Prize given by the London-based
Royal Society every two years for
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Vidal/Podhoretz: The Chic
Anti-Semitism of the Left
Friday, July 11, 1986
Volume 8
Number 15
The recent exchange between
the novelist, Gore Vidal, and Nor-
man Podhoretz, editor of the neo-
conservative journal, Commen-
tary, uncovered some of the
unpleasant sentiments that
prevail today among the
American left. The exchange also
uncovered an inconsistency in the
way bigotry, and anti-Semitism in
particular, are regarded by many
in America today.
Vidal, writing in the anniver-
sary edition of the left-wing
magazine, the Nation, engaged in
an attack on Podhoretz accusing
him and his wife, Midge Decter, of
being "Israeli fifth columnists."
Addressing Podhoretz and
Decter, Vidal stated that he "does
not like your country, which is
Israel," and labels Israel's Jews a
"predatory people busy steal-
ing other people's land in the
name of an alien theocracy."
Vidal also suggested that Decter
is a paid propagandist for these
Vidal believes that Podhoretz
and Decter are loyal, first and
foremost, to Israel, and that they
do not intend to become
"assimilated Americans." His at-
tack in the Nation, though
nominally directed at Podhoretz
and Decter, targets any Jew who
supports Israel. Moreover, the im-
plication that American Jews are
disloyal to the United States
their "host country" according to
Vidal is blatantly anti-Semitic
in the tradition of the notorious
work, the Protocols of the Elders
of Zion.
For many Jews, support for
Israel is an essential part of being
Jewish. But even though the af-
filiation Jews feel to Israel is
strong and deep-seated, they are
no less loyal to the United States
because of it. Since the earliest
days of the republic, Jews have
proved their loyalty to this coun-
try by playing prominent roles in
the institutions government,
the military, business that have
shaped American society. Today,
Jews continue to stand out as
leaders in every walk of American
life, remaining strongly patriotic
even as they support Israel.
The charge of disloyalty is
spurious. But, like anti-Semites of
past generations, merely seeking
a justification for an already-deep
animus towards Jews and
Judaism. Although the American
people have come to understand
that disloyalty is often employed
by neo-Nazi and other fringe-right
groups as an anti-Semitic code-
word, they have yet to recognize
that the same anti-Semitism is
also prevalent on the radical and
ultra-liberal left. For along with
most Americans, most American
Jews have yet to recognize the in-
sidious increase in such sentiment
on the part of the left, both in this
country and abroad.
Anti-Semitism of the left often
finds expression in anti-Zionism,
which provides a quasi-legitimate
means of venting less-respectable
feelings of prejudice. Yet,
whatever it may be called, anti-
Semitism it is. For, as Israel is in-
creasingly scrutinized, criticized
and ostracized by the left, Jews
who support Israel are themselves
suspected by the left of aiding and
abetting Israeli "abuses." Anti-
Semitism in its pure,
unadulterated, form is seldom
long to follow.
Vidal's ariticle provides a clear
example of this anti-Semitism: on-
ly the disingenuous will believe
that his scurrillous attack on
Israel and the vast majority of
Jews who identify with the Jewish
state is anything but a thin veil for
his anti-Semitism. But Vidal is on-
ly one, if vocal and articulate, pro-
ponent of today's anti-Semitism of
the left. He is certainly not alone.
The magazine in which he
writes, the Nation, has for a cen-
tury been the foremost organ of
American liberalism. In recent
years, its pages have regularly
carried articles critical of the
United States and Israel, and
sympathetic to the Soviet Union
and the PLO. Far from voicing
the views of a few, the Nation is
representative of positions sup-
ported by many of America's
mainstream politicians: not only
Jesse Jackson and his allies, but
also peole such as George
McGovern and Representatives
Gus Savage (D., 111.) and George
Crockett (D., Mich.).
American Jewry recognizes that
the anti-Israel, pro-PLO sen-
timents expressed by these ultra-
liberals are invariably and in-
evitably also anti-Semitic. Similar-
ly, Jews understand that Vidal's
charges of dual loyalty were due
not only to a minor disagreement
over a particular aspect of Israel's
foreign policy, but to an
ideological hostility to Judaism
and the right of Jews to identity
with their ancestral homeland.
The threat of anti-Semitism
from the far right is old and, to-
day, discredited. But the new and
sophisticated threat from the ieft
is still respectable because it is not
yet fully understood. It is,
therefore, all the more dangerous.
Vidal's diatribe against
Podhoretz may have offended
many Jews. But by awakening
them from their complacent con-
viction that their "natural allies"
lie on the left, it may prompt Jews
to be more forceful and forthright
in combatting the hatred issuing
from this new quarter.
Chris Gersten is executive direc-
tor of the National Jewish Coali-
tion, a political and educational
group dealing with policy issues of
concern to American Jewry. Prior
to joining the NJC, Gersten was
political director of the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee
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USF Professor to Document The Final
Days of A Jewish Community in India Business Card Directory
The last holy days commemora-
tion by a 2,000-year-old Jewish
community in India will be
documented by a professor from
the University of South Florida.
Dr. Nathan Katz, currently
Associate Professor of religious
studies at USF, recently received
a Fulbright Research Fellowship
in order to study the final days of
the Jewish community in Cochin,
Katz said the $25,000 Fulbright
program award for the 1986-87
academic year will allow him to
travel to India to observe the last
holy days celebration of the
Jewish settlement.
The USF professor said the
Cochin Jews had a thriving com-
munity for over 2,000 years in the
southwestern coastal area of In-
dia. Katz said the Jewish settle-
ment probably began when the an-
cient Israelite king Solomon in-
itiated trade with India. As part of
the trading business, Jews settled
in the area and the community
"There has been a continuous
line from the ancient days," Katz
The Jewish community was able
to survive in India, where other
similar settlements were
persecuted in other countries,
because of the non-violent Hindu
beliefs of the Indian people, Katz
"India has the highest degree of
religious freedom in the world,"
Katz said. The professor added
that India has a history of welcom-
ing all denominations of faith and
that the only concern of the In-
dians is that one have some type
of spiritual belief.
"It reflects well on the Hindu
culture," he said.
It isn't persecution that has
brought the Cochin Jewish com-
munity to the brink of demise,
Katz said, but the realization of a
centuries-old dream: the founding
of modern Israel.
Katz said that when Israel was
officially recognized as an in-
dependent country by the United
Nations in 1948, it marked the
beginning of a worldwide Jewish
migration to Israel. In 1952, he
said, the migration from Cochin to
Israel began.
"The call was very compelling,"
Katz said. "Now there are only 33
Jews left, so this will probably be
the last year they celebrate the ho-
ly days. Every Jewish community
celebrates the holy days with
slight variations, and the Cochin
tradition will soon be lost."
A native of Philadelphia, Katz
received a BA in English and his
MA and PhD in Religious Studies
from Temple University. Wife and
co-investigator Ellen Goldberg
will help Katz preserve the Cochin
traditions in a book they plan to
write together. They have already
gotten a commitment from writer
Elie Wiesel to write the introduc-
tion to the book, tentatively entitl-
ed: "When the Cycle of Seasons
End: The Last Sacred Year of the
Cochin Jews."
Locally a writer, editor and
photographer, Goldberg frequent-
ly writes about Third World,
Jewish and women's issues. She
has been a South Asia-based cor-
respondent for the Christian
Science Monitor and associate
editor of Tampa Bay Monthly
This is Professor Katz' second
Fulbright Scholarship: in 1976 he
received a Dissertation Award for
Sri Lanka. To date, Katz has
spent more than sue years study-
ing, working, lecturing and ex-
ploring South Asia. He will return
to teaching at USF in Fall '87.

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East Policy, said at a press con-
ference that once he had decided
to undertake the research Pro-
demca agreed to sponsor it.
staff member of Americans for
Democratic Action who conducted
all the interviews, stressed that
she herself had been open to any
findings that the research might
have turned up.
Alberts said she had interview-
ed members of 13 out of the 18
families that constituted what she
called "the entire active Jewish
population of pre-Sandinista
Nicaragua." She said that atten-
dance at synagogue was a
criterion for identifying a Jew as
The study follows up on a report
of the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith which found that
harassment and threats against
the Jewish community had forced
the few Jews in Nicaragua to
leave the country. Following
publication of that report, Rabbi
Balfour Brickner of New York led
a delegation to Nicaragua and
asserted that charges of anti-
Semitism were false and that
those Jews who left the country
had done so for fear of losing their
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property or because they had en-
joyed close ties with the regime of
Anastasio Somoza.
BUT THE Prodemca report
maintains that except for two, the
Jews they interviewed had no ties
with Somoza and only had their
property confiscated by the San-
dinista regime once they were
already out of the country. It cites
incidents reported by the "exiles"
involving abusive and threatening
anti-Semitic phone calls by people
identifying themselves as San-
dinistas, anti-Semitic graffiti and
other forms of harassment follow-
ing the revolution.
Underscoring these threats, the
report notes, was the firebombing
of the Managua synagogue during
Friday night services in
December, 1978 by men whom
some of the worshippers recogniz-
ed as Sandinistas.
The Sandinista regime has
denied charges of anti-Semitism,
maintaining its criticism of Israel
and Zionism is unrelated to its at-
titudes toward Jews and pointing
out that Jews are even serving in
high-ranking positions. But the
report maintains that the ex-
amples the government has of-
fered represent one of "many ef-
forts by the Sandinistas to
manipulate and mislead their
American sympathizers."
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and allegories printed in Brescia
in 1491, sold for $176,000 the
highest price ever paid for a single
printed Hebrew book.
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CJF Inaugurates New North American Jewish Data Bank
Council of Jewish Federations has
inaugurated a new North
American Jewish Data Bank
which will serve as both a prac-
tical tool for Jewish communal
planning across the continent and
a vita] resource for scholarship. It
will provide basic and essential
Jewish demographic data that will
offer Federations throughout the
United States and Canada an
overview of regional and national
trends and a wider perspective on
Jewish communal life.
The Data Bank is the result of
an agreement reached between
CJF, guided by its Long-Range
Planning Committee chaired by
Mandell L. Berman of Detroit,
and the Graduate Center of the
City University of New York to
create a North American Jewish
Data Bank through which
research data on the Jewish
population will be collected and
analyzed. It is being established in
response to recommendations
made at the CJF-sponsored Collo-
quium on Jewish Population
Studies in 1984.
The official inauguration of the
Data Bank took place last month
at the Graduate Center of the City
University of New York. In addi-
tion to the Graduate Center, the
Data Bank will be working
cooperatively with the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem and with
Brandeis University.
The gathering of Jewish
demographic data has a long and
impressive history going back to
Biblical times. As the demography
of the Jewish people changed with
the major movements of the
Diaspora and with evolving
political and social environments,
the history of Jewish data gather-
ing changed as well.
After the Enlightenment, the
Jews of Europe used data banks
for the practical planning of effec-
tive and efficient Jewish com-
munities that were not only
vibrant social entities in and of
themselves, but also in touch with
the mainstream of contemporary
social reality.
This purpose carries over to to-
day's North American Jewish
community, perhaps the most
vibrant and complex of all Jewish
communities, with access to un-
precedented resources, including
a technology that earlier data
gatherers and census takers could
not have dreamed of.
According to Dr. Sidney Golds-
tein, Director of the Population
Studies and Training Center at
Brown University, the North
American Jewish Data Bank "will
come to play a major role in
enhancing both the quality and
the quantity of statistics available
for the analysis of the American
Jewish population. In so doing, it
should, in turn, contribute in a
very significant way to enhancing
our ability to understand the
dynamics of population change
and to developing policies and pro-
grams that will allow us to cope
more effectively with the
challenges that the Jewish com-
munity faces."
The first task of this new na-
tional repository will be to collect
the tapes, code books and
technical reports from various
community studies sponsored by
local Federations during the last
few years. This process will re-
quire cooperation in order to
establish a basic Data Bank that
will build on what has already
been done and then move
Dr. Barry Kosmin, who arrived
at CJF in April 1986 to fill the
newly created position of Director
of Research, will work closely
with the CJF National Technical
Advisory Committee and the CJF
Planners' Task Force on Research
in order to improve CJF's own
research efforts and the general
collection of Federation data.
Appointed as a Visiting Pro-
fessor at the Center for Modern
Jewish Studies at the Graduate
Center, City University of New
York, Dr. Kosmin was born in
London and educated in England
and Canada. From 1974 to 1986,
he served as Executive Director
of Research for the Board of
Deputies of British Jews. He was
also consultant to the Conseil
Europeen de Services Com-
munitairea Juifs (European
Council of Jewish Community
Services) in Paris.
Stress Among Americian Orthodox Rabbis
American Orthodox rabbis
suffer chronic, role-related
stress on a daily basis, ac-
cording to the findings of a
year-long study of Orthodox
rabbis by Dr. Leslie Freed-
man, a clinical psychologist
associated with the City
University of New York.
"And rabbis overall report
greater distress than that
measured in recent studies of
Vietnam veterans, long-term
clients of a community mental
health center, and residents living
close to the Three Mile Island
nuclear reactor in the immediate
aftermath of the accident." said
FREEDMAN, a clinical
associate in the Doctoral Training
Program in Clinical Psychology at
CUNY and a clinical instructor in
the New York University Medical
School, disclosed his findings
recently at the opening session of
the 50th convention of the Rab-
binical Council of America, the
major Orthodox rabbinic group.
The convention took place at the
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
Freedman has studied stress
among rabbis for the past six
years, and has received the
cooperation in his research of
some 60 percent of active Conser-
vative. Orthodox. Reconstruc-
tionist and Reform rabbis. Freed-
man found no difference between
the four denominational groups in
the amount of stress reported nor
do differences in income and age
affect the data. But, he added,
"Rabbis certainly find their work
Addressing several hundred
delegates attending the RCA con-
clave, Freedman said only 3.2 per-
cent of this sample, responded
that their work is "not stressful"
and another 20 percent answered
a "little stressful." Over a quarter
26.4 percent responded in
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the study that they experienced
their work as "very stressful."
That figure, Freedman said, "is
very high."
such as low self esteem, feelings
of inadequacy in job performance,
and general job dissatisfaction
determine demoralization levels,"
Freedman said. "Family rela-
tions, especially marital
dissatisfaction, also contribute to
rabbinic stress. These frequently
translate into more socially accep-
table physical symptoms that
ironically, intensify the distress."
According to Freedman. "rab-
bis are trained as experts in
Jewish law and tradition and iden-
tify themselves as scholars ... As
symbols of moral rectitude and ex-
emplars of Jewish living, the rabbi
and his family live in a fish-bowl.
They are socially isolated, regard-
ed as being 'too good' for normal
social discourse yet, as paid
employees of the community, not
good enough to socialize with."
Freedman also said he felt that
many men may not be going into
the congregational pulpit because
of stress inherent in the role of the
rabbi. "Rabbis do not necessarily
need therapy," continued
stress is built into the nature of
the rabbinic role. In order for rab-
bis to better manage their roles, a
clearer understanding on the part
of the rabbi of his role and its in-
herent conflicts is necessary."
Freedman's conclusions were
based on the findings of an in-
dependent nationwide survey con-
ducted in the Spring of 1985
among the 750 Orthodox rabbis
who are members of the Rab-
binical Council of America and
who reside in the United States.
The questionnaire contained over
250 items, in four areas of
A total of 825 completed ques-
tionnaires were returned, Freed-
man said. The survey, Freedman
noted, was carefully designed to
provide total anonymity and con-
fidentiality to the participants. "It
was never possible to identify a
questionnaire as that of a given
rabbi," he said.
To place a Bar/Bat Mitz-
vah announcement in the
Jewish Floridian of Tampa
please have information,
(typed/double spaced), in
the office, 2808 Horatio
Street, Tampa, Florida
33609, three weeks prior to
the event.
North American Jewish State Data Bank Launched Represen-
tatives of the Council of Jewish Federations (CJF) and the
Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) join
in the official letter of agreement signing to initiate the new North
American Jewish Data Bank which will provide essential
demographic data to federations throughout the U.S. and
Canada. The Data Bank will also be operated in close cooperation
with Brandeis and Hebrew Universities. Seen signing the agree-
ment is Mandell L. Berman of Detroit, Chairman of CJF Long-
Range Planning Committee, joined by Dr. Harold M. Proshansky
(seated), President of the CUNY Graduate School and University
Center; Carmi Schwartz (left), Executive Vice President, CJF,
and Dr. Joseph S. Murphy, CUNY Chancellor.
Religious Directory
2001 Swann Avenue 251-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mallinger Services: Friday, 8 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily morning and evening minyan, 7:80 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
3919 Moran Road 9824888 Rabbi H. David Rom, Cantor Sam
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:80 a.m.
Iaaak Service*:

2713 Bayibore Boulevard 887-1911 Rabbi Kenneth Berger, hasxan William
Hauben Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:16.
8803 Swann Avenue 876-2877 Rabbi Herbert Drooa. Rabbi Joan Glaser Farber.
Service* Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:80 a.m.
8418 Handy Road No. 103 Rabbi Yoaai Dubrowski 962-2375 Service* Friday
evening 7 p.m.; Saturday morning 9:30 am.
P.O. Bos 817, Tampa, Fla. 88618,961-7622. Service* at 8 p.m., first and third Friday
of each month beginning July 18; Masonic Community Lodge, 402 W. Waters Ave.
(at Ola).
P.O. Box 271157. Rabbi Yossie Dubrowski, Executive Director. 963-2817.
13801 N. 37th St No. 1114. Rabbi Dovid Modrin, Program Coordinator. 971-6284.
Friday night Service* one half hour after sunset. Tuesday night classes st 8 p.m.
B'nsi B'rith Hillel Foundation at U.S.F./l'.T./H.C.C. Cambridge Woods 14240
North 42nd Street 972-4483. Service* and Oneg Shabbat Friday evening 7 p.m.
Sunday Bagel Brunches, 11:30 a.m.
634-9162. United Community Church, 1601 La Jolla Street, Sun City Center, Ser-
vices: Friday, 8 p.m.
Reconstructionist Community Chavurah Reconstructionist Cambridge Woods*
972-4483 Rabbi Steven Kaplan Monthly study jswfjohsx weekly "Shabbat Ex-
perience," monthly services with dinner,

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Congregations/Organizations Events

The Temple Ahavat Shalom
Jewish Singles invite you to our
a Saturday, for an event that is so
mysterious that we can't tell you
about it now! Please call Sandy at
797-3536 for more clues! The
more the merrier!
The Department of Florida
Ladies Auxiliary Jewish War
Veterans awarded a Scholarship
to Laurie Denese Lasser, a stu-
dent at the College of Nursing at
Lasser will pursue a masters
degree in Psychiatric Nursing,
specializing in Pediatrics.
The presentation of this scholar-
ship took place on Sunday, June
29 at a General Meeting of the
Albert Aronovitz Auxiliary No.
373 at the Jewish Community
Center. Minnie Posner PCP made
the presentation.
This summer in Tampa, as in
summers past, the lives of most
college/university-age Jews con-
sist largely of summer jobs, beach
trips, and evenings at the movies.
There is an alternative to this
monotony namely, formation of
a Chavurah-type group that would
liven up these muggy Tampa sum-
mers! Such a group would fill the
present gap between high-school
youth groups and singles groups.
. An inter-congregational, intra-
'community group, it would
welcome anyone from a new high-
school graduate to someone in
i his/her mid-twenties; it would in-
clude non-students as well as
, students.
The possibilities for activities
are numerous, including (among
others) an Israeli cafe night, a
'Soviet Jewry petition drive/letter-
writing campaign, a discussion-
forum series, a Tisha B'Av
Holocaust commemoration, a film
festival, even a barbecue or two.
If you're interested, please call
Jenny Golub (961-7522) as soon as
possible, for information on a
planning meeting and/or for an
exchange of ideas.
Special Shabbat
Mark the calendar for Aug. 1.
While visiting in Tampa, the
senior rabbi, Rabbi Richard J. Bir-
nholz, in his first public ap-
pearance, will speak to the con-
gregation from the pulpit.
All members and prospective
members are invited to share this
special Shabbat service.
"Sunday Speaker" Program
Set For July 13
The Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
Council will present Dr. Carlos
Perez, Psychologist, speaking on
"The Game of Sex" (A Healthy
Approach to Achieving Sexual
Fulfillment and Enjoyment) on
Sunday, July 13, from 7 p.m. to 9
p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 2
Tampa City Center (Tampa and
Jackson Streets).
Dr. Perez, a psychologist in
private practice, has a PhD in
Psychology and is in private prac-
tice as a psychotherapist for in-
dividual, marital, and sexual
counseling. He is a member of the
American Association of Sex
Educators, Counselors, and
Therapists, an adjunct faculty
member at fliHsborough Com-
munity Collage in the Department
of Behavioral Science, and the
former director of the Suicide and
Crisis Prevention Center.
A dessert buffet will be
featured. Cost is $7 for paid
members of the Tampa Bay
Jewish Singles Council, and $9 for
all others.
Reservations may be made by
calling the Tampa Jewish Com-
munity Center at 872-4451.
Checks should be made payable
to the Tampa JCC-Singles and
should be sent to the following ad-
dress: Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
Council, c/o Tampa JCC, 2808
Horatio St., Tampa, FL 33609.
For more information, call the
Tampa JCC at 872-4451 or Jeff
Donsky at 585-1888.
Response to the first Shabbat
services held by the North Tampa
Reform Jewish Association was
encouraging and enthusiastic as
approximately 65 people filled the
home of Marcia and Vernon Sher-
man for the auspicious event. It
must rightfully be noted here that
this significant evening was truly
enhanced by the beauty of the
home setting and the graciousness
of the Sherman family.
Vikki Silverman and Joseph
Kerstein, co-chairmen of the
ritual committee, conducted ser-
vices with the participation of
Marcia Sherman and her
daughter, Jennifer Tobin, Dr.
Ralph Golub and Dr. Maurice
Shaw. It was emphasized during
the program that everyone's par-
ticipation in congregation func-
tioning is invited and is important
to the success of this new
The traditional brocha over the
challah and kiddush for the wine
followed the services, before con-
gregants proceeded to enjoy the
Oneg Shabbat arranged by co-
chairman Betsy Singer and her
On Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m.,
the North Tampa Reform Jewish
Association will hold a Havdalah
service and pot-luck supper at the
home of Lili and Dr. Barry Kauf-
mann. The next Friday evening
service will be held on July 18 at
the Masonic Community Lodge,
402 W. Waters Ave. (at Ola),
where High Holy Days services
will also be conducted.
For further information regar-
ding these events or other matters
pertaining to the congregation,
please phone Golda Brunhild at
251-0063, Marcia Sherman at
920-4936 or any other affiliated
Who Is A Jew
Continued from Page 1
discrimination. "It is against the
Torah," Goren said.
Goren, like most Orthodox rab-
bis, supports the "Who is a Jew"
amendment to the Law of Return.
The Law, passed shortly after the
Israeli State was founded, entitles
any Jew to receive Israeli citizen-
ship immediately upon arrival in
the country. It identifies a Jew as
anyone "born of a Jewish mother
or converted." The amendment
would add the words "according
to halacha."
IT WOULD allow the Orthodox
Rabbinate to declare invalid con-
versions performed by non-
Orthodox rabbis. It has been
fiercely opposed by the Reform
and Conservative movements in
the U.S. and Israel. The amend-
ment has been introduced in the
Knesset many times over the
years and to date has always been
Blanch* R. 67. of Tampa, died Friday. June
27. IMS. She had recently moved to the Bay
area from Deiry Beach. She waa a retired
accounU payable clerk. She it tunrived by
her huaband. Joseph; one daughter. Marsha
Berkowits of Tampa; and two
Helen Suzman, a member of the South African Parliament and
an international symbol of the struggle against apartheid, was
awarded the 1986 Roger E. Joseph Prize by Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The prize carries a $10,000
cash award which Mrs. Suzman will use to set up afrtnd to help
young black women in South Africa with their education. Left to
right: Burton M. Joseph, an honorary member of the Board of
Governors ofHUC-JIR and donor of the Roger E. Joseph Prize;
Mrs. Suzman; Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, president ofHUC-JIR.
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The Jewish Community Center
Center Piece
The Tampa JCC's 1986
Is Here
Welcome to After Camp Camp! There are only
two weeks left until school starts. Join us at the
JCC for loads of fun with fantastic field trips, ex-
travagant events, and adventurous activities. The
themes for camp are Science and Technology; Arts
and Literature; Florida fun; and Surf and Nature.
There is definitely something for Everyone.
It's going to be Great! So don't hesitate, put your
swimsuit and towel back in that back pack, let's
get going. Sign up aow. You won't want to miss
this much fun. Call Ellen at 872-4451 for more
Facts and Fees Camp is open for all
kindergarten through sixth graders. Camp runs
Monday to Friday, Aug. 11-22. Our doors are open
from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The formal camp program
will be from 9 a.m. until 4:80 p.m. Transportation
from and to Kol Ami will be provided at 8:15 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m. You Must register your child for
camp. Registrations must be received by Aug. 4.
Fee*: $160 Members, $240 Non-Members.
Daily Fee: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members.
Early Bird: Registrations received by July 28,
$145 Members, $217.50 Non-Members.
(Registrations received after Aug 4. are subject
to a $40 late fee!)
Please remember: Send a dairy lunch and a drink
and a bathing suit and towel each day. Your child
may sign up for one of the following specialty
areas: Science, Computers, Arts and Crafts,
Reading and Drama, Nature, or Sports.
Registration Form
Return by Aug. 4
Fees should accompany form.
Emergency No..
----I would like to register for After Camp Camp Aug.
----I only wish to register for one day or part of the
camp. Which day(s)___________________________
----I need transportation to/from Kol Ami.
I am a Center member.
----Aug. 20 ONLY Epcot Day-$27.60 Member, $41.26
----Full Camp. Member: $160, Non-Member $240.
----Early Bird-Registration received by July 28.
Member $146, Non-Member $190.
----Daily Fee: Member $20, Non-Member $30. No. of
----Late Fee-Registration received after Aug. 4 $40!
----Aug. 20 only, $27.60 Members; $4126 Non-
Total amount enclosed $________________________
I give my child, permission to participate in the
JCC's After Camp Camp program and allow him/her to
leave the JCC premises on field trips connected with the
My child's preferred specialty area ia______________
Camp News

K'Ton Tons are looking forward
to the last week of camp. All
K'Ton Tons are going on a picnic
this week. The last weeks have
been very exciting.
(Kindergarten through 5)
I think that the Maccabees are
special because how many
campers get to go to Malibu,
Weeki Wachee beach or even
Atlanta, Georgia? Or how many
campers do you know that get to
have as much fun as the Mac-
cabees? At the beginning of camp
we did not know each other, the
present is fun and the future is
looking great. Get ready, get set,
because this is a time you won't
forget. Sometimes we're relaxed,
sometimes we're happy, but we're
just having great fun. Being a
Maccabee is a great experience
that you will never forget.
Looking forward to great times!
(Kindergarten through 5)
Excitement again echoed in
our halls. Kindergarten campers
had their first overnight ex-
periences and in our brand new
Please come by and see the
smiles and delight in the eyes of
our first and second grade
campers in pictures showing them
at the Horse Ranch, in the hall
across from the swim lockers.
This week is a very busy week
for them. They too, will camp in
the tents after going skating,
swimming, and to the movies.
They've also been on the Har-
bour Island People Mover and
Carousel, and watched and tasted
some great fudge that was being
Third, Fourth, and Fifth
Graders went horseback riding
and look forward to next week's
camp overnight at Lithia Springs
We've done a lot and there's
more to come!!
The Sabras are having an event-
ful first session. They are develop-
ing leadership skills that will pro-
vide foundation for becoming
future counselors at the JCC
They anxiously awaited departure
for the "Atlanta Experience,'
from July 7-11.
Arthritis Seminar An over
view of the disease with a discus-
sion of disease treatments and
therapies, with rheumatologists
Harris Mcllwain and Joel Silver-
field, Thursday, July 17, 7:30
p.m., sponsored by the Jewish
Community Center Senior Pro-
gram in the recreation room of the
Jewish Towers.
Join us for a Yiddish Yak and a
planning time for future pro-
grams, Friday, July 18, 1-3 p.m.
Bring a dessert to share; coffee
taking two shopping trips in July.
July 14 Tampa Bay Mall; July
22 Carrollwood, with a chance
to catch a fine movie and our en-
joyable lunch. Leave Jewish Com-
munity Center 10:30 a.m., return
4:30 p.m.
Seniors travel with the travel
club to the Country Dinner
Theater to see Larry Linville in
The Odd Couple, Sunday, July 27.
Leave JCC, 10:30 a.m., return 5
p.m. Cost: $25 members, $32 non-
members. Includes transporta-
tion, buffet luncheon and matinee.
The 2nd Home
The 2nd Home program is
designed to be a second home to
all of the participants. We offer
after school pick up at area
schools and a full afternoon (2-6
E.m.) of fun activities to
indergarten through sixth
graders. The children receive a
snack and then are directed to
participate in that day's activities.
Our highly qualified staff works
closely with the group to establish
a "family" atmosphere. The
children may get help with
homework or other projects. The
2nd home children may opt to par-
ticipate in the ballet, music, and
physical education classes, but
must sign up for those separately.
As part of the enrichment pro-
gram for 2nd home we will invite
specialists in at least twice a week
to oversee activities in subjects
like Science, Drama, Ceramics,
Computers, etc. The 2nd home
group participates in special JCC
events also. It is the perfect way
to spend the afternoons especially
for school aged children with
working parents. The program
will run at both the Main JCC and
the North Branch. Second home
begins on Aug. 25 and runs every
school day except when the
Center is closed. For more infor-
mation as to which schools we can
arrange transportation from
please contact the JCC.
Weekly Fee for Members,
$37.50; Non-Members, $57.25.
Transportation fee is Members,
$25, and Non-Members, $30 a
Children may come on a daily
basis with prior notice to the
Here's your chance of the sum-
mer to meet other Tweens and
Teens from other JCC's and have
Three programs have been
scheduled with Boca Raton and
Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and
the Bronx JCC's.
The programs will be held at the
Center and the cost will be,
Members $2, and Non-Members
$3. Please call Ellen Silverman if
you are interested in any of the
programs or all of them.
Boca Raton and Fort Lauder-
dale Pool Party and Ice Cream
Social, July 8th, Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Please RSVP by July 3 to Ellen
Silverman at 872-4451.
Palm Beach BBQ and Pool Par-
ty, July 24, Thursday at 7 p.m.
Please RSVP by July 17 to EUen
Silverman at 872-4451.
Bronx Pool Dance with DJ,
Aug. 27, Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Please RSVP by Aug. 21 to Ellen
Silverman at 872-4451.
Remember this could be your
chance to meet new friends and
have a great time!
The Next Step
Tampa Jewish Community Center
North Branch
3919 Mona load
Tamp*. Florid* 3361S
, Tel. 962-2*63
Classes Previously Offered
Time 2:OUp.m. 330pm
Aft* IB Month* to 2 Yean
Early Bird Registration (23.00
Monthly Tuition:
JCC Member* 143 00 Twice Week
Tuesdays A Thursday!
RcfiMrMlon: 130.00
A parent -child da** dealfned for our youngest
preschool children.
Non-membeo: 167.30 Twice a Week
Time: 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m
Age*. 2-3
Early Bird Registration 130.00
Monthly Tuition:
JCC Member*: 160.00_________
Tueaday* ft Thursdays
Child must be 2 by September I. 1916
Regulation 140.00
Non-member*: 190.00
Time 900 am 12:00 p m
Ages: 3
Early Bird Registration: (33.00
Monthly Tuition:
JCC Member* (83.00________
Monday. Wednesday ft Friday
Child rnuu be 3 by September I, 1986
Regulation (30 00
_____________Non-member*: (127.30
Time 9:00 am 12.00 p m
Age.: 2-4
Early Bird Registration (33.00
Monthly Tuition:
Monday Friday
Regulation (8000
Non-members (210.00
Time; 7:00am. 6:00 p.m.
Monday Friday
2 Yr. Yr class Monthly Tuition:
JCC Members: (230.00
Age* 2-4
Child mutt be 2 by September I. 1986
Non-members 1373.011
New Pre-School Classes Added in Fall 1986
Time: 9:00 a.m 12:00 p.m.
Age. 4
Early Bird Registration (33.00
Monthly Tuition:
JCC Member* (83.00
Time 9 00 am. 12:00 p.m.
Age.: 3
Early Bird Registration: (33.00
Monthly Tuition:
JCC Members (83.00
Time 900 am. 12 00 p m
Ages 2
Early Bird Registration (33.00
Monthly Tuition:
JCC Member*. (83.00
Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday
Child must be 4 by September I, 1986
Regulation: (30.00
Thu new class I* designed to accommodate
our 4 year old* not quite ready to participate In
a 3 day class
Non-members: (127.30
Monday. Wednesday Friday
Child must be 3 by September I. 19Mb
Regulation (So 00
Nonmembers (127.30
Monday. Wednesday Friday
Child must be 3 by April 1, 198"
Heglstatkx| (30.00
Non-members: (127.30
Time 9 00 am 1200 p m Tuesday a Thursday fft^
Jf** Child must be 2 by September i. 1986*C^J
1*1, Registration (30.00 Segssutton: (40 00 0 fiRiQ
MuMkt) lUIIHMt:
JCC Members (taj il
Non members (Vtitai
lime 9 00 10 .40 IO 30 12
Ages IMMo 2 yrs
M| Bird Registration (23.00
Monthly Tuition.
JCC Members (-tS.OO 1 wkc a Week
Tuesday Thursday
Registration. (30.00
A parent-child class designed for our youngest
Non members (67.30 Twice a Week

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