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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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Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
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Volume 9 Number 17
Tampa, Florida Friday, August 21, 1987
Price 35 Cents
Jews Mount
To Bork
JTA/WZN New. Photo
'useful insights' and that a 'whole range of
problems' was discussed. Hill, who also met
for similarly lengthy talks with Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres, was in Israel to
pressure the government into getting the stall-
ed Middle East peace process moving again
and to give up on the Lavi jet-fighter project.
TWO-HOUR TALK: U.S. Envoy Charles Hill
(left) meets with Israel's Prime Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir in Jerusalem last week for talks
which lasted more than two hours. Shamir
was unavailable for comment, but Hill, who is
executive assistant to U.S. Secretary of State
George Shultz, would only say that he gained
Peres Warns:
Reckon With Anti-Lavi Sentiment
Opposition to the nomination
of Judge Rebert Bork to the
Supreme Court is mounting in
the Jewish community. The
Jewish War Veterans last
week become the fifth Jewish
organization to voice its
"Contrary to the Ad-
ministration rhetoric surroun-
ding Bork's nomination, the
issue is one of ideology and the
Supreme Court is not well-
served by extremist posi-
tions," said the statement
issued by Edwin Goldwasser,
the group's national
The statement by the Jewish
War Veterans, a mainstream
organization, suggests the ex-
tent to which Bork's nomina-
tion is meeting opposition in
the Jewish community. Wor-
ried about Bork's stand on
minority and women's rights
and church-state issues, some
Jewish groups which do not
traditionally oppose presiden-
tial appointments, consider
Continued on Pag* 12-
20 Vow
They Saw No Evidence Of
Sandinista Anti-Semitism
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres said Wednesday (Aug.
12) that the Israel government
would "have to take account"
of the latest, toughest
American warnings not to go
ahead with the Lavi warplane
Peres spoke on Israel Radio
in the wake of a formal call by
the U.S. State Department for
Israel to "terminate" the Lavi
The Foreign Minister and
Labor Party leader has hither-
to been counted among the
supporters of the project
though he always stressed that
the defense budget must be in-
creased if the project is to go
forward. Peres has argued
that the Lavi would require a
reduction in living standards
on the part of the Israeli public
and that this is worthwhile
given the importance of the
project to Israel's entire
technological infrastructure.
HIS REMARKS, however,
seemed to imply that in the
face of this firm and public
American position, the Israel
Cabinet will have to think long
and hard about approving the
project's continuation.
American urgings against
the project were intensified
Wednesday. Secretary of
State George Shultz sent per-
sonal messages to Premier
Yitzhak Shamir, Peres,
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, Finance Minister
Continued on Pag* 12
group of 20 American Jews
who spent two weeks on a fact-
finding tour of Nicaragua with
Witness for Peace a
Washington-based,- interfaith
organization committed to
nonviolence, as well as in-
dependence from the
Nicaraguan government
report that they were unable
to substantiate charges of
systemic anti-Semitism by the
Sandinista government.
The Jewish Witness for
Peace delegation, comprising
men and women ages 24-55,
was in Nicaragua March 10-24
in order, according to a report
submitted to the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, "to learn
more about education, the
economy, religion, the in-
frastructure, health care and
&ol i tical expression in
icaragua under a Sandinista
government; observe the im-
pact of U.S. foreign policy on
Continued on Page 11-
Shevardnadze Rejects Link
Between Talks, Ties to Israel
GENEVA (JTA) Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze rejected Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres' view that Soviet participation in a peace conference
on the Middle East be linked to the resumption of
diplomatic relations between Israel and the USSR and to
the Soviets opening wider the gates to Jewish emigration.
HE TOLD a press conference here last Friday that
there was no linkage between the resumption of diplomatic
relations and the USSR's participation in the conference.
Regarding the conference, he said; "The USSR is most in-
terested in having it convened and is doing all it can to pro-
mote it." He added that he was gratified to note that there
is a growing awareness in the international community that
such a conference was a necessity.
Shevardnadze said he thought that Peres was more
flexible on the issue of Soviet participation than other
Israeli political leaders.
Leadership Award
Mrs. Betty Shalett of Tampa has been named a winner of the National
Hadassah Leadership Award, Hadassah National President Ruth W. Popkin an-
nounced at the organization's 73rd National Convention in Baltimore recently.
"Betty Shalett has demonstrated the commitment, compassion and dedicated
leadership exemplified by the life and work of Henrietta Szold, Hadassah's
founder," Popkin said in announcing the award. "It is a privilege to honor Betty
with this award for her service to her people, her community and Hadassah."
Mrs. Shalett is currently Chairman of Major Gifts for the Ameet Chapter of
Hadassah locally. In addition she serves on the boards of the Hillel School of
Tampa, Tampa Jewish Federation and Women's Division, and Rodeph Shalom
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, has 385,000
Continued on Page 4-

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, August 21, 1987

Alumni Family Fun Day Berkeley Preparatory School
alumni and their families gathered recently on the Berkeley cam-
pus for a summer get-together. Activities included volleyball,
softball, and games for the children, and picnic lunches. The alum-
ni committee included Scott Shimberg, class of 1982. Who won,
the Copes or the Mitres?
Tel Aviv University Honors James Solomon, an agent of
the American Income Life Insurance Company, received a cer-
tificate of honor from Tel Aviv University in Israel, recognizing
outstanding participation in helping to establish a Chair in the
History of the American Labor Movement. Tel Aviv University is
Israel's largest, with over 25,000 students. The chair is being
established in honor of American Income Life's Chairman of the
Board, Bernard Rapoport, of Waco, Texas. American Income
Life Agents from around the nation gathered in Dallas for the
award ceremony. Congratulations are definitely in order!
Speaking of congratulations Rabbi Steven Kaplan is
"kvelling" over the news of his wife, Lynn. She will be receiving
her PhD in Clinical Psychology this month!! Lynn has already
been hired by the Florida Mental Health Institute of USF and has
had six articles accepted for publication. You both certainly
should be very, very proud!
Who's Counting Some people lie about their age and say
they're younger, but in this case, I think she must be adding some
years! Esther Tobin was honored at a dessert party at the Centre
Club for her 75th birthday!! Hosts for the party were husband,
Julius, and sons Harris, from Gainesville, and Glenn and Lee
from here. Penny and Julius Michael Tobin, Harris' wife and
son, and the love of Mrs. T's life were also here from Gainesville
to help celebrate. Happy, happy, and many more. But 75. come
Women in Politics... In the summer issue of National Council
of Jewish Women's magazine is an article about Jewish women
now in politics who began as leaders in NCJW. Featured in the
national publication were several political leaders from Florida,
including Helen Gordon Davis, State Representative from Tam-
pa. She is a past recipient of the Hannah G. Solomon Award and
past participant in the Tallahassee Institute training sessions
sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women. This year's
leadership in the organization include Janice Cohen, Sheila
Feldman, and Rosalie Glagov. What a great tribute to our state
and city!
BABY Two precious little ones to tell you about: Dr.
Ronald and Joanne Samson are the proud parents of Samantha
Rene, born July 15, 1987 at Women's Hospital. She weighed 6
lbs. 12 oz. Grandparents are Mrs. Molly Samson and Judge and
Mrs. Ralph Steinberg of Tampa. Great grandparents are Mr.
Sam Greenberg of Tampa and Mrs. Sarah Steinberg of Menorah
Manor, St. Petersburg, who was highlighted in the last issue of
the Jewish Floridian for having celebrated her 100th birthday.
Lots of very special happenings in your family! And lucky Saman-
tha Rene for having great grandparents!
Welcoming their newest grand-daughter is Jewish Floridian
Editor Audrey Haubenstock and Alfred, Michelle was born to
Gail and Sam Osnos in Cleveland Heights, Ohio on Aug. 7. Big
sister Dana is 2Vz years old and very excited to be part of such a
joyous time. Pretty Michelle was born with dark hair and weigh-
ed 7 lbs. 2 oz. Much happiness to you all and hopes for sleep-filled
Welcome back Coming back to Tampa after being away
many years are Bernice and Harold Berkowitz. Bernice taught
kindergarten at Berkeley and also at Temples in Miami. She does
remedial tutoring as well. Harold is a retired salesman. They live
in the Temple Terrace area. They are both looking for people their
age to share activities with and plan to take some courses in the
fall. Certainly sounds like neither of you have really retired! The
Berkowitz' have family in the area: daughter Ilene Fisher in
Tampa and another daughter Jaye Kaufman, in Clearwater.
They also have one grandchild. North Miami Beach's loss is
definitely Tampa's gain. We are glad you are back!
Please send any information for "Heard it Through the
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Menorah Manor Guild Gala
The News Is Out! It Will Be
the Great Gershwin Concert!
On Saturday evening, Nov.
7, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 300
lucky people will be humming
George Gershwin tunes, along
with stars Mel Torme, Leslie
Uggams and Peter Nero.
The Second Annual Gala will
begin with cocktails and a buf-
fet supper in the Great Room.
Viennese desserts and coffee
will be served after the
A block of seats, Dress Cir-
cle, are being held for the Gala.
We are limited to 300 seats
(totally sold out late August
last year).
Make your reservations now
with Gala co-chairperson Sue
Schechter, Clearwater
595-6769 or Doris Rosenblatt,
Tampa 251-6018. $125 per
The Second Home
Enrichment Program
The 2nd Home Program is
designed to be a second home
to all its participants. After
school pick up is offered with a
full afternoon (2-6 p.m.) of fun
activities for Kindergarten
through sixth grade. The
children receive a snack and
then are directed to par-
ticipate in the day's activities.
Our qualified staff works close-
ly with the children who may
need help with homework or
other projects. The 2nd Home
children may opt to participate
in the ballet, music and
physical education classes but
must sign up for those
separately. (Ballet and music
has an additional fee.)
As part of the enrichment
program for 2nd Home we will
invite specialists in to oversee
activities in such subjects as
drama, computers, arts and
crafts, etc. The 2nd Home Pro-
gram participates in special
JCC events also. It is a perfect
way to spend the afternoons.
The program runs at both the
Main JCC and the North
Branch. Second Home begins
on Aug. 31 and runs every
school day except when the
Center is closed. For more in-
formation as to which schools
we can arrange transportation
from, please contact the Se-
cond Home Department.
There is a one time registra-
tion fee of $35 which covers
the cost of medical insurance
and supplies. The medical in-
surance covers your child as
long as he/she is at the Center.
There is a $25 deductible
which is payable by the child's
parent or guardian at the time
of use. Weekly fee for
Members is $30 and Non-
Members is $45. Transporta-
tion is $20 for a member and
$30 for a non-member. Our
staffing is based on the
number of children enrolled
per day, therefore there will be
no adjustment for absence.
The Second Home Program
ends at 6 p.m. After 6:10 p.m.
you will be charged $1 per
minute for every minute that
you are late in picking up your
The Guild supports Menorah
Manor, our home for Jewish
living, by providing recrea-
tional, social and spiritual
enrichment for the residents
through volunteer hours and
selected gifts. An enlarged
garden and recreational areas
have been requested by the
Manor residents. The Gala's
proceeds will allow for the ma-
jor development, enhancing
the home considerably.
Shirley Solomon, Guild
President, urges Friends of
Menorah Manor to respond
early assuring you of the best
Make your reservations and
mark your calendars now!
November 7, 1987! $125 per
person. Ruth Eckerd Hall.
First Woman Prexy
Denise Robinowitz has been
elected the first woman presi-
dent of the 83-year-old
Shearith Israel synagogue
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Friday, August 21, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 3
Hillel Heads To New Heights
It has been one year since
Joachim Scharf was appointed
Headmaster of Hillel. It did
not take that long to see his in-
fluence upon the school.
For those that don't know
Mr. Scharf, he's the tall, dark
haired gentleman inside the
first door on the right at the
school. He has a resume about
a mile long that begins with
"and just one more thing!"
He left his homeland of
Switzerland as a young child to
move to Palestine. There he at-
tended the military high school
and attended the Teacher's
Upon entering the U.S. he
received a BA and MA in
Public Administration. He also
studied at Harvard and Brown
University where he pursued
an ME in Education. The
Gratz College graduate school
in Philadelphia afforded him
the opportunity to receive a
Principal and Teacher License
for Jewish Day Schools. Then
finally there is the Doctoral
program in Education Ad-
ministration at Dropsie
University in Philadelphia ...
To further enhance his
credentials and highlight a bit
of his past... Joachim Scharf
was principal of Solomon
Schecter Day School in Cran-
ford, N.J. Enrollment increas-
ed from 200 to 600 students
and expanded from 7 to 12
grades under his guidance,
making it the largest Solomon
Schecter school in the nation!
He served as Director of
Albert Einstein Academy in
Delaware and Dean of a
branch of Gratz College Cam-
pus in Delaware as well, prior
to coming to Tampa. So why
Tampa, you're all wondering?
"This community has
tremendous potential. I like a
creative challenge where there
is still room to affect change
and stimulate growth," com-
mented Mr. Scharf. Hillel fills
that need for him and he for
Public school prepares
children for life in America
through education. We
prepare them for life as an
American Jew as well. The
school exists because of the
Jewish program, but it is con-
tingent on an offering that will
constitute a superior private
school education." Openly
citing his philosophy, the
Headmaster continued,
"Hillel's outstanding general
studies program is definitely
competitive with the best
private schools in the area, and
concurrently offers a Jewish
program that will help our
youngsters grow up as
educated Jews help them
make intelligent decisions as
to the way they wish to live
their lives!"
His eyes seem to light up and
he pauses only for a second,
and suddenly the energy is
flowing again. "A day school
that serves the Total Jewish
community should not indoc-
trinate children, but rather
convey to them information
that they need to make the
right choice, and be comfor-
table about being Jewish."
Joachim Scharf
Characteristics of a suc-
cessful headmaster include
"The education of a college
president, the executive ability
of a financier, the humility of a
Rabbi, the adaptability of a
chameleon, the hope of an op-
timist, the courage of a hero,
the wisdom of a serpent, the
gentleness of a dove, the pa-
tience of Job, the grace ofG-d,
and the persistence of the
devil." "unknown"
This is what apparently
allows for the diversified
backgrounds that one finds at
the school. The children come
from homes with different
religious ideologies. Mr.
Scharf has stated that the
child's Hebrew/Judaic
background will not be a
deciding factor for admission
to the school. Some have
started as late as the 7th grade
and due to the individualized
dual tract program have
caught up without much
Awareness of understanding
one's roots and background is
an important factor necessary
for the development of a sense
of equilibrium in terms of com-
prehending family, ethnic and
religious background. It has
been documented in the pro-
fessional literature that when
a person is cognizant and is
knowledgeable about one's
background integration into
the society which we live is
more gratifying.
So how well has Joachim
Scharf upheld his philosophical
beliefs? First year evaluation
indicates that enrollment in
Kindergarten through third
grade has increased 20 percent
over last year.
The school has intensified
it's guidance department with
the addition of a Resource and
Enrichment program. It will
deal more specifically with
children with special needs,
gifted ones, and provide oppor-
tunities for acceleration.
Participation in synagogues
has been prominent due to a
commendable background in
Jewish rituals and practices.
The student synagogue con-
tinues to conduct services by
the children to allow for prac-
tice of rituals that they learn
as part of the curriculum.
Administration of college
SAT's to 7th graders who
scored 99 percent or higher on
standard achievement tests
was done in the Talent Iden-
tification Program. Fifty per-
cent of them were eligible.
Wednesday lunch periods
buzz with animation as the
children participate in clubs of
their choice. Arts and crafts,
drama, monopoly and Hebrew
were some of the favorites.
This year presents the addition
of dance, chorus (choir),
foreign language
(French/Spanish) and
A parent education program
initiated last fall supplements
an active Parent Association,
by bringing in speakers on cur-
rent issues.
There is no question that
Joachim Scharf is an in-
dustrious and tenacious
As he began to enumerate
and expound upon his objec-
tives, it became evident that
he not only visualizes the suc-
cess of Hillel, but has the tools
to actualize these goals.
Foremost on his mind is the
increase of enrollment. "With
physical expansion of the
school, additional classrooms,
and a comprehensive secular
and Judaic library, this is not
at all an unrealistic goal to
strive for. The community is
ripe and as it matures, will
guarantee the security of so
vital an institution as Hillel,"
feels Mr. Scharf.
He hopes to provide athletic
options to the students with
team sports where they would
participate in meets with other
To the skeptics who wonder
how it is possible to add Jewish
content to an already full cur-
riculum, he offers a confident
grin and the scores of the
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Joins City Centennial
There were two Jewish mayors other than our present
one in Tampa today the first, elected to four individual
terms was Herman Glogowski. He served in 1886, 1888,
1890, and 1892 and was responsible, among other things,
for electric lights and sidewalks in the downtown area, and
he laid the cornerstone for the Tampa Bay Hotel built by
H.B. Plant, the man responsible for bringing the railroad to
The second Jewish mayor in Tampa history was Col.
Frederich A. Salomonson. He was the developer with J.H.
Fessenden in Tampa Real Estate and Loan Association, in
developing Hyde Park.
One of the most attractive cigar factories in Ybor City
was built by E. Regensburg and Sons. The "clock factory"
was built in 1910 and is now owned by the Newman's of
Standard Cigar Company.
The first movie theater in Tampa was opened in 1919 by
Jerome Waterman, nephew of the Maas Brothers.
If you are interested in being a part of writing a history
of the early Jews of Tampa, call either Goldie Shear or the
Tampa Jewish Federation office.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Tampa/Friday, August 21, 1987
Trudeau Asked To Explain
Opposition to Nazis' Prosecution
ByJTA Service*
MONTREAL A prominent Canadian Jewish leader called
Friday on former Premier Pierre Elliott Trudeau to explain
"why he opposes prosecution of Nazi war criminals living in
Frank Dimant, executive vice president of B'nai B'rith
Canada, said in a statement here that it is time to end "the great
Canadian cover-up" of Nazi war criminals, and let the public
know what was done to find and prosecute suspected Nazis.
Trudeau has been accused by Alti Rodal, author of a semi-
secret report on Canada's immigration policy, that he privately
vetoed taking legal action against suspected Nazi war criminals
in Canada.
WASHINGTON A former consultant to the National
Security Council who first explored the possibility of making
contact with Iranian officials that eventually led to the nation-
wide scandal, said Friday that Iran initiated the proposal to buy
arms from the United States.
Michael Ledeen, speaking before the Heritage Foundation, a
conservative think-tank, greatly downplayed Israel's role in the
Iran arms sales. He said the Israel government was deeply divid-
ed over the advisability of selling arms, and simply served as a
conduit for the U.S.
"Israel did, as far as I know, what we asked them to do.
Israel had no leverage over the United States in this matter. It's
hard to imagine that they could have any. Iran is a serious
geopolitical issue for us (the U.S.), and would be a serious issue
for us with or without Israel," said Ledeen, who testified closed-
door before the Senate-House committees investigating the
Iran/Contra affair.
LONDON A public reading of the controversial Holocaust
play, "Perdition," was given Monday in Edinburgh, Scotland.
British playwright Jim Allen's work caused a widely
reported controversy in January, when it was pulled from per-
formance at the Royal Court Theatre here two days before its
premiere. It also has been rejected by other theaters here, in
Dublin, Edinburgh and Manchester.
Leading historians slammed it as a travesty of the truth and
a malicious piece of anti-Zionist propaganda like that peddled for
many years by the Soviet Union.
The author has dismissed most of the criticisms, and blames
the controversy on the power of the Zionist "establishment."
The play bases its allegation of Zionist-Nazi collaboration on
an idiosyncratic interpretation of desperate attempts by Jewish
leaders to "buy" lives in Hungary in exchange for trucks and
other material needed by the Germans.
NEW YORK Three Jewish Defense League leaders who
pleaded guilty last Thursday '4ug. 13) to federal charges in con-
nection with terrorist bombings face up to 20 years' imprison-
ment and $25,000 in fines.
The three, all New Yorkers, are Victor Vancier, who said he
resigned as JDL national chairman in November, and Jay Cohen
and Murray Young, JDL board members. They are free on $1
million bond each.
A fourth defendant, Sharon Katz of New York, could spend
three years in prison and pay a $5,000 fine after pleading guilty
to carrying a teargas bomb into a Sept. 2 performance at Lincoln
Center here of a Soviet troupe, the Moiseyev Dance Company.
Four thousand spectators were evacuated, and 20 were injured.
She is free on $100,000 bond.
The other three admitted responsiblity for at least five other
bombings over the past three years and a scam to divert to JDL
money raised ostensibly on behalf of New York Gov. Mario
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Hungary during World War II, helped save
nearly 100,000 people from the Nazis. From
left are Mrs. Annette Lantos, founder the In-
ternational Free Wallenberg Committee; Jer-
tonsson; and Rep. Tom Lantos (D. Calif).
Charge d'Affairs, Ulf Jertonsson, takes part
in a Capitol Hill rally in Washington last
week, remembering the 75th birthday ofRaoul
Wallenberg, who as a young man in war-torn
U.S. Press
Critical of Meet With Waldheim
Pope John Paul IPs recent
meeting with Austrian Presi-
dent Kurt Waldheim was
criticized by the vast majority
of America's largest circula-
tion newspapers that com-
mented on the controversial
Vatican visit, according to the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith. The ADL also
said that most newspaper col-
umnists and cartoonists
reacted negatively to the June
25 meeting.
In making public the ADL's
"Big 50" survey of the na-
tion's leading dailies, Abraham
Foxman, ADL's national
director, said 19 of the 50
largest circulation newspapers
commented editorially on the
Pope-Waldheim meeting in a
total of 24 editorials on the
subject (some newspapers
commented more than once).
Most said the meeting
reflected poor judgment with
15 expressing dismay that it
might strain Catholic-Jewish
relations. Some, however, sug-
gested that the visit could be
used positively.
including those in The New
York Times, Boston Sunday
Globe, Atlanta Constitution
and New York Newsday
noted that the Pope missed an
important opportunity to con-
demn Waldheim for his in-
volvement in Nazi atrocities
and raise public awareness of
the Holocaust.
Three in the Hartford
Courant, Chicago Sun-Times
and Los Angeles Herald Ex-
aminer while in general
agreement that an important
opportunity had been missed,
said the Pope had the right to
meet with whomever he wish-
ed. Two newspapers The
Seattle Times and The
Milwaukee Journal were
concerned that the Pope's ac-
tion would clear the way for
Waldheim to meet with other
international figures and
The survey included the
following sampling of press
comment: The Miami Herald
said that Pope John Paul II
"disappointed and offended a
large segment of the world
population" by receiving
Waldheim, adding that
"Catholics and Jews, especial-
ly, find repugnant the Pope's
praise of Mr. Waldheim ..."
The New York Times assail-
ed the Pope's "praise for
(Waldheim's) past good work
and not as much as a frown
about the darker past that the
Austrian President has strug-
gled to hide."
Friday, August 21,1987
Volume 9
26 AB 5747
Number 17
Shalett Winner Hadassah Leadership Award
Continued from Page 1-
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Friday, August 21, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 5
No Hot Dogs For This Nathan
He speaks slowly, collecting
his thoughts simultaneously.
The accent is an un-
mistakeable deep southern
drawl ... but there is nothing
slow about the man whose
thinking is in the fast lane.
George Nathan is a man of
committment to his family, his
work and Judaism. Bom in
Anniston, Ala., his family mov-
ed to Birmingham when he
was 10 and stayed there for his
growing years. He holds a BA
in Civil Engineering from
Georgia Tech. and an MBA in
Finance from Georgia State
which enable him to view mat-
ters analytically.
The new president of the
Hillel School is "looking for-
ward to the challenge and op-
portunity to influence the
direction of the school and fur-
ther promote its growth."
"6'/2 years ago I was offered
a position in Tampa. Had there
not been a Day school, we
would not have moved here
..." he begins. "My own in-
volvement with the school
grew rather quickly. 2 years
ago I reorganized the games,
which led to the natural pro-
gression of a board position,
vice-president and followed by
However, this is not his first
leadership position. One of the
founders of a New Synagogue
in Atlanta, Nathan served as
the second president during its
growth from 100 to over 150
families. The synagogue
became the first of a new wave
of congregations that sprung
up throughout the city.
His new position is on an ac-
tive Board. They set policy by
providing guidelines for the
general operation and direc-
tion of the school. Financial
support, budget approval and
fulfillment of fundraising goals
are all under the direction of
the board.
"George Nathan has the vi-
sion of the future that will
make the school work. Hillel is
fortunate to have him as presi-
dent. He's very insightful,
organized and gets the job
George Nathan
done in the most efficient man-
ner," said Laura Kreitzer, the
outgoing president. "It's a
good time for new leader ship
and I'm very comfortable leav-
ing my position to this talented
The effort to increase enroll-
ment was initiated while Mrs.
Kreitzer was president. Her
goal is visible and certainly be-
ing met today as Kindergarten
through 3rd grades are quite
full. Due to the individualized
program children can enter in
upper level grades, as well.
"The presidency is a two
year term I'd love to be sit-
ting here two years from now
facing the need to expand the
school because it's overcrowd-
ed" commented Mr. Nathan.
"Academically, Hillel is a good
as any school what makes it
better is for no extra car-
pools, aggravation, money or
hassle, children receive the
basics of Jewish Education,
reinforcement of their
heritage and the opportunity
to discover what being Jewish
means (without waiting un-
til they are 20 or 30 years
His goals for the coming
year are very straightforward.
First of all, to make certain
that the superior quality of the
secular program is
Secondly, to. continue to in-
crease the enrollment of the
school. Along with this are
plans to expand the current
facility with the addition of
a new building that will house
a Library, chapel, and
classroom. Augmenting the
community awareness of the
school's programs,
achievements and ac-
complishments is next on the
Finally, to address the situa-
tion making the school conve-
nient to commuting students.
George Nathan has a lot of
work ahead of him but he's
eager and excited.
He sees Hillel with over 200
students, further plans for ad-
ditional expansion to accom-
modate the waiting list for
each grade, and an integral
part of the Jewish Community
of Tampa .. after all, he is a
man with a vision!!
Continued from Page 3-
children's achievement tests.
"This is the result of a dual
tract program which combines
secular as well as Judaic
studies. Together they rein-
force one another as would any
learning discipline." He cer-
tainly should know, having
functioned as general manage-
ment consultant to Jewish Day
Schools by coordinating
secular and Judaic programs.
Just out of curiosity and as a
matter of outright gossip,
what does the Headmaster of a
Jewish Day School do in his
free time? First there's his
wife Claire, a lifelong compa-
nion and "best-friend."
Together they frequent
museums, "appreciating art"
and pursuing international
travel! He enjoys finance as a
hobby, dabbles in painting and
of course Medieval Jewish
How does he sum up his first
year? "Positively!"
Chiles Notes Growing
Support For Anti-PLO Bill
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel (lefi) in Brazil to
receive the Grand Cross of the Ordem
Cruzeiro do Sul, the highest civilian honor
conferred by the Brazilian government, meets
with Paulo Tarso Flecha de Lima, Acting
Foreign Minister. Wiesel also addressed
Brazil's Constitutional Assembly and confer-
red with President Jose Sarney. (Right) is
Rabbi Henry I. Sobel of Congregacao Israelita
Paulista of Sao Paulo, the largest synagogue
in Latin America, who was Wiesel's host in
additional senators added their
support to the 1987 Anti-
Terrorism Act this month,
raising the number of cospon-
sors of the bill to 39, announc-
ed Sen. Lawton Chiles (D-
Fla.), a primary sponsor of the
legislation along with Senators
Grassley, Graham,
Lautenberg, Metzenbaum,
Dole and others.
"We filed the bill after learn-
ing that the PLO maintains an
official office in Washington
and a UN Mission in New
York," Chiles said. "It's unac-
ceptable that PLO represen-
tatives openly operate an 'in-
formation office' in our na-
tion's capital while American
citizens are murdered by the
PLO in terrorist incidents
across the globe."
The legislation, which has
also been filed in the House of
Representatives, makes it
unlawful for the PLO to main-
tain an office anywhere in the
U.S. or for anyone in the U.S.
to receive or spend PLO funds.
"Since its inception 23 years
ago, the PLO continues to be
the major force in interna-
tional terrorism," Chiles said.
One of the PLO's most re-
cent articles, Chiles noted, was
the brutal murder of Leon Kl-
inghoffer, a wheelchair-bound
passenger aboard the Achille
Lauro. Chiles added that the
PLO reelected Klinghoffer's
murderer, Abu Abbas, to a
leadership position on the
PLO's 20-man Executive Com-
mittee at the recent Algiers
Palestine National Council
"While our country shares
an abhorrence for terrorism,
we also share a love for
freedom of speech as
guaranteed by the First
"The Anti-Terrorism Act
was carefully written so as not
to violate the spirit or letter of
the First Amendment. The Act
does not limit the constitu-
tional right of anyone to ex-
press an opinion in support of
the PLO.
"The Act makes a distinc-
tion between an 'advocate' of
the PLO and an 'agent' of the
organization. Thus the bill
prevents the PLO from
operating in the U.S. any of-
fice it directly funds or con-
trols," Chiles said.
Braille for Teens
Materials to help visually
disabled Jewish youngsters
celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah
are available free of charge
from the Jewish Braille In-
stitute of America.
Rosh Hashanah September 23,24,25
Yom Kippur October 2,3
Deluxe accommodations fort5 nights in the
Plantation Holiday Inn.
Eight Kosher meals including a sumptuous
Break-the-Fast meal of traditional delicacies
prepared in our Kosher kitchen under the super-
vision of our Mashgiach, Nathan Hershberg.
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services
Rabbi Arnold Lasher andCantor Martin KugteroflKmng in con/unction with TtrnpieB&h Israel
per person
double occupancy
per person
single occupancy
Extended packages available ABlax and gratuities included
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Jewish Commu
2808 Horatio St.
Tampa, Fla. 33609
Jewish Community Center
For All Children Regardless of Race, Color, or Creed.
Stimulate Imagination and
Independence and
and Curiosity
Develop Cognitive Thinking
Social Interaction
Physical Skills
Problem Solving
Emotional Bonds
and Promote Jewish Identity.
For More Information Please Call 872 4451
Main Branch, 2808 Horatio. Tampa. Florida 33609.813/872 4451
North Branch, 3919 Moran Road. Tampa. Florida 33618.813/962 2863
On Sunday, Aug. 2, our JCC
swimmers traveled to Orlando
for a meet against the Orlando
JCC Team. Although we only
had nine of our swimmers with
us, we still made a very im-
pressive showing.
Our swimmers won 17 first-
place ribbons out of 20'events.
Bryan Blackburn started our
team off on the right foot with
three straight blue ribbons in
the "gutter-hugger" age divi-
sion. Following Bryan with ex-
cellent races were David
Oberne, Michael Wuliger,
Jeremy Blackburn, Harris
Solomon, Erin Barat, Gabino
San Emeterio, Melissa Hyman
and Gideon Gluckman. Our
nine swimmers racked up a
total of 35 ribbons, much to the
pleasure of our screaming fans
(actually a group of very sup-
portive parents!)
Great job, swimmers, and
Coach Clara! Keep up the hard
Adult Aerobics will be of-
fered at the JCC, South
Branch beginning Sept. 1. It
will meet every Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 7:30
p.m., and Dee Dingley will be
the instructor.
The fee for Adult Aerobics
will be as follows:
Members: $3.50 per class or
$24 per month.
Non-Members: $4.50 per
class or $36 per month.
For registration, stop in the
office at the South Branch, or
call 872-4461.
The March of Dimes needs
volunteers to take phone calls
to get people to help with the
Mother's March. Please con-
tact the JCC, 872-4451.
Your involvement in the Center and in Center activities
brings you in close contact with our volunteers the people who
devote their time, energy, and expertise to the JCC without any
remuneration for their efforts. Isn't there one who has done
something special for you or your child, or who has made a
program or special event really enjoyable, or who has brightened
your day with a smile? We want to know who that person is, so
we can tell him how much we appreciate what he's doing. Please
take a moment to cast your vote for the JCC's "Volunteer of the
Month" at the front desk.
Watch this page for news about the volunteer who has
earned your appreciation each month!
The Jewish Community Center of Tampa proudly presents a
3-part Lecture Series:
High Holidays North JCC
Monday, September 14
7:30-9 p.m.
Chanukah Main Branch JCC
Rabbi Kenneth Berger
Tuesday, November 17
7:30-9 p.m.
Passover Main Branch JCC
Rabbi Richard Btrnholz
Wednesday, March 16
7:30-9 p.m.
Registration Jewish Holiday Traditions
Phone Number.
High Holidays
Class size limited to 50 people
Make checks payable to the Jewish Community Center
Cost: $15 for series
$7.50 per class
Michelle Oliva has joined our
staff as a tennis instructor.
Michelle's Tennis Program
will consist of teaching Novice,
Intermediate, and Advanced
classes to children, juniors,
and adults. Private, semi-
private and group lessons will
be offered.
The JCC is beginning a Ten-
nis League team for women,
men and juniors, to compete in
the Tampa Tennis Association
League. The cost of participa-
tion will be $35, which includes
a t-shirt.
We will also be offering a
Tennis Ladder at our JCC
courts. For more information
contact the JCC office at
872-4461 or Michelle Oliva at
9-11 a.m. Ceramics/Pottery
Includes all aspects of mak-
ing, glazing and, firing
U-l p.m. Fiber Art In-
cludes macrame, weaving,
batik, hooking, embroidery,
needlework, etc.
1-3 p.m. 2-D Design'- In-
cludes all aspects of good
design in 2 dimensions.
Classes held at the Jewish
Community Center, 2808
Horatio St. Teacher: Carol
Fall and Winter
Creative experiences with
costumes, make-up, pan-
tomime, musical instruments,
and improvising. Imagination,
creativity and problem solving
skills are discovered and
enhanced through improvisa-
tional play.
Mondays 12:15-1 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Six Weeks: Members
$21; Non-Members $32.
This class includes musical
experiences through music,
movement activities and
musical instruments.
Mondays 12:15-1 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Sue weeks: Members
$21; Non-Members $32.
Did You Know About The JCC Endowment
If you have a birthday, a memorial, or wish to honor any
occasion, you can make your donation to the following
Senior Endowment Fund, Early Childhood, Camp
Scholarship, Jewish Culture, Jerilyn and Stuart Goldsmith Camp
Scholarship Fund, Building Endowment, Sports Endowment.
These donations will be acknowledged by a personal note in
your name to the recipient. What a meaningful way to support
your Center!
A fun way to strengthen at-
tachment between mother and
infant. Parents and children
interact in a variety of gym
Tuesdays 10:15-11 a.m.
AGE: 6-18 months.
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Six weeks: Members
$21; Non-Members $32.
2nd Session: Oct. 26 Dec.
11. Seven weeks: Members
$25; Non-Members $37.
Child and parent will be in-
volved in perceptual motor and
gross motor stimulation ex-
ploratory activities, and exer-
cise for both parent and child.
Tuesdays ll:15-noon.
AGE: 18-24 months
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Six weeks: Members
$21; Non-Members $32.
2nd Session: Oct. 26 Dec.
11. Seven weeks: Members
$25; Non-Members $37.
Children will learn the fun-
damentals of track and field
and fitness such. as pullups,
situps, races, relays, broad-
jumps, etc. Children's in-
divudal fitness ac-
complishments will be charted.
Tuesdays 12:15-1 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Six weeks: Members
$21; Non-Members $32.
2nd Session: Oct.. 26 Dec.
11. Seven weeks: Members
$25; Non-Members $37.
Nutritious snacking we
make ourselves. Fruits, grains
and nuts a healthy combina-
tion of foods which will lead to
delicious snacking.
Tuesdays 12:15-1 p.m.
Friday 12:15-1 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Three weeks: Member
$10.50; Non-Members $15.75.
Young boys and girls will
develop balance, body strength
and flexibility through a varie-
ty of basic tumbling activities.
1st Session: Tuesdays
1-1:45 p.m.
2nd Session: Thursday
1-1:45 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Tuesday. Six weeks:
Members $21; Non-Members
Second Session: Oct. 26 -
Dec. 11. Thursday. Seven

munity Center
weeks: Members $25; Non-
Members $37.
Boys and girls will par-
ticipate in an exercise to music
program warm up exercises,
dramatization, and cool down
to storytelling. Stretch like a
rubber band, be a pretzel.
1st Session: Thursdays
1-1:45 p.m.
2nd Session: Tuesdays
1-1:45 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8
Oct. 16. Three weeks:
Members $10.50; Non-
Members $15.75.
2nd Session: Oct. 26 Dec.
11. Seven weeks: Members
$25; Non-Members $37.
Enter the magical world of
numbers to learn about
measurements, sets, balance
and graphing. Find shapes in
the environment; measure and
graph the heights of different
children, find the heaviest ob-
ject and the lightest object.
2nd Session: Thursday
12:15-1 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 2nd Session: Oct. 26 -
Dec. 11. Seven weeks:
Members $25; Non-Members
Exciting hands-on projects
explore animals, vegetables
and minerals. Includes oppor-
tunity to use science and im-
agination for play, ex-
periments, discussions, and
Wednesdays 12:15-1 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16! Six weeks: Members
$21; Non-Members $37.
A fun filled program of
creative Judaic activities
games and crafts, cooking,
songs and- special holiday pro-
jects. Learning colors,
numbers and body parts in
Hebrew and simple Hebrew
conversation is an added at-
traction to this class. ,
Fridays 12:16-1 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 26. Three weeks:
Members $10.50; Non-
Members $15.75. Seven
weeks: Members $25; Non-
Members $37.50.
Oh, the joys of sand box play!
Children will scoop, pour,
shake, dig and build. They will
use sand to explore such basic
educational concepts as shapes
and sizes, weights and
measure, texture and color.
Swirly sand paintings, sand
soup, sand mold and ter-
rariams are samplings of the
1st Session: Wednesday
12:15-1 p.m.
2nd Session: Wednesday
12:15-1 p.m.
Delight in your favorite
classics in children's
literature. The children will
use art, drama, music and
cooking to make these stories
come to life.
1st Session: Thursday
12:16-1 p.m.
2nd Session: Monday
12:16-1 p.m.
2nd Session: Monday
12:15-1 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 10 -
Sept. 17 Oct. 1. Thursday.
Three weeks: Members $i4;
Non-Members $21.
NOTE: The last class, Oct. 1,
is a double session (12:15-1:45).
2nd Session: Oct. 26 Dec.
11. Monday. Seven weeks:
Members $25; Non-Members
Children will learn and prac-
tice the basic skills of soccer. A
class full of fun with soccer.
Thursdays 12:15-1 p.m.
AGE: Three and four yew-
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Three weeks:
Members $10.50; Non-
Members $16.75.
Movements exploration and
experiences with gymnastic
apparatus. Children will learn
balancing, climbing, swinging
and rolling skills while using
ropes, balance beam and floor
mats. Progression on an in-
dividual basis allows repeaters
to be constantly challenged.
'Three years Monday
12:15-1 p.m.
Four years Wednesday
2:15-3 p.m.
; FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Six weeks: Members
$21; Non-Members $82.
. 2nd Session: Oct. 26 Dec.
11. Seven weeks: Members
$25; Non-Members $37.
Bugs that fly, crawl and
creep, butterflies, snakes,
snails and lizards with tails. All
the things you wouldn't want
in your house we will learn
about in school. Some crawlers
and flyers are good, but some
are not. A nature walk will
help us discover the difference.
1st Session Wednesdays
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2nd Session: Monday
12:15-1 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Wednesdays. Six
weeks: Members $21; Non-
Members $32.
2nd Session: Oct. 26 Dec.
11. Mondays. Seven weeks:
Members $25; Non-Members
Children will learn the fun-
damentals of the game of t-
ball. Throwing, catching, bat-
ting off at and running around
the bases will be practiced.
2nd Session: Four year olds:
Monday 2:15-3 p.m. Three
years olds: Wednesday
12:154 p.m.
2nd Session Three and four
year olds. Thursday 12:15-1
FEE: 2nd Session: Oct. 26 -
Dec. 11. Seven weeks:
Members $26; Non-Members
Imagination, creativity, fine
motor skill and eye-hand coor-
dination will be enhanced
through manipulating and ex-
perimenting with clay. Coil,
pots and jewelry will be
created, fired, and glazed.
2nd Session: Tuesday
12:15-1 p.m.
FEE: 2nd Session: Oct. 26 -
Dec. 11. Seven weeks:
Members $25; Non-Members
Funtastic and easy recipes
from many foreign countries
will be tried out in this class.
Basic math and science con-
cepts are part of preparing
these recipes.
2nd Session: Wednesday -
12:15-1 p.m.
AGE: Three and four year
FEE: 2nd Session: Oct. 26 -
Dec. 11. Seven weeks:
Members $26; Non-Members
Health and Physical
A class designed for our
"more mature" members to
have some fun through
Tuesday and Thursday
9-10 a.m.
AGE: Adults only
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Sue weeks: Members 1
per week $21; 2 per week $82.
Non-members: 1 per week $32;
2 per week $40.
NOTE: Once a week offered
on Tuesday 1st Session only!
2nd Session: Oct. 26 Dec.
11. Seven weeks: Members 1
per week $25; 2 per week $37.
Non-Members 1 per week $37;
2 per week $56.
(K-2nd grades)
This class is designed to give
boys and girls an introduction
to the skills, rules and
strategies of soccer, football
and hockey.
(3rd-6th grades)
This class is designed to give
boys and girls an introduction
to the skills, rules and
strategies of soccer, football
and hockey.
Maccabiah Games K-2nd
graders 3-3:45 p.m.
Maccabiah II 3rd-6th
graders 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Maccabiah Games K-2nd
graders 3:15-4 p.m.
Maccabiah II 3rd-6th
graders 3:15-4 p.m.
AGE: K-6th graders.
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Six weeks: Members
$21; Non-Members $32.
2nd Session: Oct. 16 Dec.
11. Seven weeks: Members
$25; Non-Members $37.
The Biddy Basketball
League consists of grades
three and four. This is an in-
structional league that gives
the participant experience in
competitive play. The league
will consist of four teams.
Coaches are volunteer
parents. Awards will be
presented and uniforms pro-
vided. All games and practices
will be held on Sundays.
Practices begin Sunday,
Dec. 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
AGE: 3rd and 4th graders.
FEE: Members $30; Non-
Members $45.
The JCC 5th and 6th grade
basketball team play an eight-
game schedule against local
schools and YMCA's.
Uniforms are provided and
awards presented to players.
AGE: 5th and 6th graders.
FEE: Members $35; Non-
Members $50.
The JCC over "30" Men's
Basketball League will start
Jan. 10. Games are played
every Sunday. Registration
forms can be picked up at the
PE office.
AGE: Men 30 and Over.
FEE: Members $15; Non-
Members $30.
A class designed to give boys
and girls the basic skills of
gymnastics through use of the
balance beam, parallel bars,
vault rings and mats.
Tuesday and Thursday:
4:30-6 p.m.
AGE: K-8th graders.
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Six weeks: Members 1
per week $21; 2 per week $32.
Non-Members 1 per week $32;
2 per week $40.
NOTE: Once a week offered
on Tuesday 1st Session only!
2nd Session: Oct. 16 Dec.
11. Seven weeks: Members 1
per week $25; 2 per week $37.
The annual Track and Field
Meet will be held on Nov. 15.
Your child will compete in the
following events: 60 and 100
yard dash, mile run, high
jump, long jump and hurdles.
All participants will get rib-
bons. Registration must be in
by Nov. 11.
AGES: K-6th graders.
FEES: Members $3; Non-
Members $4.50.
K-3rd grades
A class designed to teach
boys and girls the basic skills,
rules and strategies of the
game of tennis.
Wednesday 3:15-4 p.m.
AGE: K-3rd grades.
FEE: 1st Session: Sept. 8 -
Oct. 16. Six weeks: Members
$21; Non-Members $32.
2nd Session: Oct. 26 Dec.
11. Seven weeks: Members
$25; Non-Members $37.
Tuesday-Thursday: Beginn-
ing Class 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: Advanc-
ed Class 7:30-8:30 p.m.
FEE: Members $24; Non-
Members $36.
Beginning Sep. 1 and meets
every Tuesday and Thursday
from 6-7:30 p.m. Dee Dingley,
FEE: Members $3.50 per
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Non-Members $36.
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Rodeph Sholom Has New
Education/Youth Director
Congregation Rodeph
Sholom of Tampa is pleased to
welcome its newly appointed
Education/Youth director,
Debbie Hafetz. Debbie is 24
years old and comes to us from
Reading, Pennsylvania. Her
interest in Jewish life began
with her family which was
always very active in the
Jewish community. As a
youngster, she attended
Hebrew School and was a
soloist in her synagogue choir.
During her teenage years she
attended Hebrew High School,
was president of two Jewish
youth groups, and participated
in USY's Summer Israel
While a college student ma-
Debbie Hafetz
Religious Leaders Gather At Top
01 Japanese Mountain of Hiei
Forty-two years ago this
month, atomic bombs fell on
the Japanese cities of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The
bombs brought World War II
in the Pacific to an abrupt and
merciful end, saving more
than a million Allied and
Japanese lives.
But those horrific explosions
also marked the beginning of a
new kind of existence for all
mankind existence in a
nuclear age, an age in which
man has the power to destroy
his entire planet.
LAST WEEK 20 world
religious leaders gathered at
the top of the Japanese moun-
tain of Mt. Hiei to participate
in a Religious Summit calling
for yet another age an age
of world peace without nuclear
Representing American
Judaism at this prestigious
gathering of religious leaders
was Rabbi Joseph Glaser, the
executive vice president of the
Central Conference of
American Rabbis, the profes-
sional association of Reform
rabbis in the United States,
Canada and abroad.
As the only American par-
ticipating in the Religious
Summit, Glaser also has the
honor <>f representing the
United States clergy at Mt.
Hiei, wLich is known as the
cradle of Buddhism in Japan.
Initially, Glaser was the only
Jewish representative to be in-
vited I-' participate in the
HOWEVER, at Glaser's
suggestion, the Japan Con-
ference f Religious Represen-
tatives added invitations to
one Orthodox rabbi from
Israel and one from South
America: Israel Lau, Chief
Rabbi of Netanya, and Pinchas
Brenner of Caracas,
Other world religious
leaders participating in the
Religious Summit included
two Catholic representatives
from the Vatican, the Ar-
chbishop of Canterbury, the
Greek Orthodox Archbishop of
Jerusalem, the General
Secretar of the World Coun-
cil of Chi. rches, three Buddhist
leaders, two Islamic leaders,
and a Hindu, Sikh, Dao and
Confucian leader.
The gathering was coor-
dinated by the Japan Religious
Committee for the World
Federation, an organization of
religious groups in Japan
established in 1945 after ex-
periencing the nuclear bomb-
ing at Hiroshima and
Nagasaki. The Committee's
principal proposal is that the
year 2001 should be named
"Year One" of the Age of
Peace for Mankind, an age
free from the threat of all
nuclear weapons.
DURING THE week-long
conference, Glaser and his
wife, Agathe, joined with the
other participants in touring
some of Japan's cultural
marvels and in com-
memorating a number of local
memorials. The week also in-
cluded a visit to the cities of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Each religious leader was
asked to speak on two occa-
sions during the summit on
Mt. Hiei, first sharing
thoughts on "The Way to
Peace" and later offering a
personal "Prayer for Peace."
During his remarks to the
world gathering, Glaser spoke
of the Jewish concept of peace.
joring in Judaic Studies at
Wesleyan University in Mid-
dletown, Connecticut, Debbie
worked as an assistant Cantor
and USY leader at local
synagogues. She also kept ac-
tive in campus Jewish life
managing the Jewish special
interest house, editing the
campus Jewish news
magazine, and assistant
teaching introductory Hebrew
courses. She spent one
semester studying on the
Wesleyan Spring Semester in
Jerusalem and one summer as
a volunteer in the Israeli
Most recently (May, 1987), t
Debbie completed her Master's
Degree in Jewish Education at
Brandeis University in
Waltham, Massachusetts. Her
graduate internships included
one year of student teaching at
the Solomon Schechter Day
School of Newton and one year
of administrative work at the
Boston Bureau of Jewish
Education. The summer bet-
ween her first and second
years was spent on a four week
seminar in Israel. During her
two years in Boston, Debbie
was also a Jewish Music
Specialist, a Kadimah advisor,
and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor.
In addition to her extensive
Jewish involvement, Debbie
manages to make time for
some general interests which
include running, tennis, skiing,
golf, singing, playing guitar,
reading, and traveling.
Having spent the past
several years dividing her time
between so many different
Jewish institutions, Debbie is
looking forward to devoting all
of her energy to Rodeph
Sholom and the Tampa Jewish
Congregation Rodeph
Sholom is proud to have so-
meone with Debbie's qualifica-
tions and experience on its
professional staff, and looks
forward to utilizing her energy
and talents for outstanding
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Rudolf Hess, Former Hitler
Deputy, Dead in Spandau, 93
BONN (JTA) Rudolf Hess, Hitler's former deputy,
died Monday in a British Military Hospital in West Berlin.
The 93-year-old Hess was the sole remaining prisoner in
Spandau Prison there.
HE PARACHUTED into Scotland in 1941 and was
captured. His reasons for the jump have remained a
mystery. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprison-
ment at the Nuremberg war crimes trials in 1947.
Last year, Chancellor Helmut Kohl sent a personal
pledge to the leaders of the Big Four wartime powers to
pardon Hess, who had been hospitalized. Kohl's bid to
"mercifully release the prisoner into the bosom of his fami-
ly" met with criticism by many, including the head of
Poland's Commission for the Investigation of Nazi,.Crimes.
However, Kohl's plea was an echo of many letters and
rallies in West Germany over the years calling for Hess'
\ n estimated S.000 ultra-Orthodox Jews turn
rut in a mass demonstration protesting the
creening of movies in Jerusalem on Friday
venings. They maintain this causes the
JTA/WZN News Photo
desecration of the Sabbath. The demonstra-
tion, and a counter-demonstration of secular
citizens, had to be broken up by tear gas.
Community Calendar
Friday, August 21
Candlelighting time 7:43 p.m.
Sunday, August 23
p.m. Tmpa Bay Jewish Singles Beach Party/Picnic
Campbell Causeway
2 p.m. Menorah Manor Reception
4 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation B & P Membership
7:30 p.m. Schaarai Zedek Night at the Performing Arts
Monday, August 24
8 p.m. Kol Ami New Member Coffee
Tuesday, August 25
4:30 p.m. Menorah Manor Board meeting
i>:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Happy Hour
Holiday Inn/Ulmerton
6:30 p.m. Menorah Manor Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 26
Jewish Community Food Bank
9:30 a.m. National Council Jewish Women Board
4:30 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation Board meeting
6 p.m. ADL Civil Rights Committee
6 p.m. Tampa Jewish Family Services Board Orientation
7:30 p.m. Hillel School Parents Briefing
7:45 p.m. Kol Ami Sisterhood Membership Coffee
8 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Executive Board meeting
Thursday, August 27
1:30 p.m. Jewish Towers Resident/Management Associa-
tion meeting
":30 p.m. JCC Executive Board meeting
:80 p.m. Kol Ami Fellowship Committee meeting
7:30 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation CRC Community
Education meeting
8 p.m. JCC Board meeting
Friday, August 28
Candlelighting time 7:36 p.m.
Sunday, August 30
a.m. ORT/Bay Horizons Beach Party
10:30 a.m. Rodeph Sholom Men's Club Picnic
11 a.m. Hadassah/Ameet Brunch
8 p.m. North Tampa Reform Jewish Congregation Wine
and Cheese Membership Social
Tuesday, September 1
10 a.m. ORT/Bay Horizons Board meeting
7:30 p.m. Tampa Jewish Federation CRC meeting(
7:30 p.m. ORT/Tampa Chapter Board meeting
8 p.m. Hadassah/Ameet Board meeting
Wednesday. September 2
Jewish Community Food Bank
10 a.m. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood Open Board meeting
12:30 p.m. Kol Ami Senior Socialites
4:30 p.m. Menorah Manor Religion Committee
7:30 p.m. Menorah Manor CRC
7:45 p.m. Kol Ami Sisterhood Board meeting
8 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Board meeting
Thursday, September 3
10 a.m. Brandeis Board meeting
Friday, September 4
Candlelighting time 7:28 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Family Service
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Congregations/Organizations Events
First Annual Meeting
A milestone event in the life
of the North Tampa Reform
Jewish Congregation will oc-
cur on Saturday, Sept. 12, as
the congregation holds its first
annual meeting. The elegant
dessert buffet will take place
at the West Shore Hyatt Hotel
at 7:30 p.m. and is open to
guests from the community as
well as to members.
As is customary, the agenda
will include the installation of
officers. Presiding at installa-
tion ceremonies will be Al
Riesenburger of Columbus,
Ga., a past president of the
Southeast Ccouncil of the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, past chairman
of Camp Coleman and past
president of Columbus' Tem-
ple Israel. Currently Mr.
Riesenburger is a member of
the national board of the
UAHC and active on several of
its major committees.
Gary Alter, executive direc-
tor of the Tampa Jewish
Federation, well known and
respected throughout the en-
tire Tampa Bay area, will offer
the D'vor Torah prayer.
Still another highlight of the
evening will be the actual nam-
ing of the congregation.
Although "North Tampa
Reform Jewish Congregation"
describes the group, members
preferred a Hebrew name.
Over 20 names were originally
submitted by congregants for
consideration. Every adult
member was entitled to vote
and the result of the election is
eagerly anticipated.
A by-laws committee has
spent many months for-
mulating these rules which will
govern the congregation. They
will be presented for accep-
tance at this time.
The evening will conclude
with a lavish dessert buffet.
The community is cordially
welcome to share this signifi-
cant evening with the con-
gregation. The cost is $10 per
person; reservations may be
made by phoning Lili Kauf-
mann at 935-6260 or Nancy
Charles at 969-2848.
On Aug. 21, Dr. Maria
Esformes will give the sermon
at the service of the North
Tampa Reform Jewish Con-
gregation at the Masonic
Lodge at Waters and Ola
Her topic will be "Sephardic
Dr. Esformes is Assoc. Pro-
fessor of Spanish at USF and
an internationally known
authority on Jewish Folklore.
She has been a Mellon Fellow
at Harvard and has lectured at
Hebrew University in
New Member Shabbat
Congregation Rodeph
Sholom will be having a "New
Member Shabbat" on Friday
night, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. and
Saturday morning, Aug. 29 at
10 a.m. On Friday night, we
will have a table set up in the
Oneg to personally welcome
prospective and new members.
The table will be manned by
representatives of different
committes so that we can try
to effectively answer questions
about the synagogue. Satur-
day morning, after services,
we will have a lunch and an in-
formal panel discussion to
more specifically address those
areas of concern to our pro-
spective and new members,
with specific attention to
religious education, rituals and
synagogue administration. We
cordially invite all those in-
terested to attend.
Religious School Begins
Classes for the Rodeph
Sholom Kindergarten through
6th grades will begin on Sept.
13. Classes for grades 7-12 will
begin on Sept. 20. '
Annual Picnic
Rodeph Sholom's Annual
Picnic sponsored by the Men's
Club will be held this year on
Aug. 30, at 10:30 a.m., at
Lowry Park. There will be
games, rides, sports and fun
for the entire family. Watch
for our signs and see you
Rabbi Bresky To Conduct
Jewish Renewal Service At
Saddlebrook Resort
Rabbi Jan Bresky of the
Jewish Media Relations Coun-
cil will conduct outreach ser-
vices at Saddlebrook Resort,
S.R. 54 on Friday, Aug. 21 at 8
Rabbi Bresky states the pur-
pose of this service "Is to at-
tract unaffiliated Jews, mixed
married couples, Jewish
Singles and others to a service
of Jewish spiritual renewal,
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emphasizing our covenant and
personal relationship with
The sermon will been entitl-
ed, "The Death and Rebirth of
Rabbi Bresky is the host of
"It's Your Faith" (WPLP
Radio) and a weekly call in TV
program, Dimensions. He has
recently published a book,
Common Sense Religion For
America: A Guide.
There is no charge for this
service. Voluntary donations
will be accepted.
Beach Party/Picnic: Join
the gang for more fun and sun
on Sunday, Aug. 23, beginning
at 1 p.rrf.- We'll be on Hwy. 60,
1.5 miles from Tampa, at the
last shelter on the left before
the big bridge, or about 7 miles
from Clearwater at the first
shelter on the right just after
the big bridge. Look for the
signs. It is free, but do bring a
cooler of drinks and some pic-
nic lunch to share around.
Also, bring a favorite game, a
blanket or chair, and don't
forget your sun screen! Call
Jorge at 795-4987 or Barbara
at 855-9652, for more informa-
tion or directions.
Happy Hour: Jean and
Karen are hosting this happy
hour on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at
the Holiday Inn on Ulmerton
Raod. near the Clearwater/St.
Pete Airport. The socializing
begins at 5:30 p.m. Call Jean
at 799-3161 for more informa-
tion or directions.
Atlanta Jewish Singles
Blue Jeans Weekend: Some
of us are off to Atlanta for
their big Blue Jeans party
weekend on Aug. 28-30. Too
much to expain here, so please
call Lynn at 441-8249 for more
information. It is a lot of fun!
New Music Director
Ms. Linda Jiran has ac-
cepted the position of music
director-organist recently, at
the Temple. She is a graduate
of the University of South
Florida with a BA in organ
performance. Ms. Jiran is cur-
rently persuing the Master of
Music degree at USF. She br-
ings to Congregation Schaarai
Zedek 16 years of experience
as a liturgical musician, choir-
master, and teacher. We
welcome her and look forward
to some beautiful musical ac-
companiments during upcom-
ing services.
New And Prospective
Members Are Invited
Congregation Schaarai
Zedek invites all new and pro-
spective Temple members to
their upcoming "Open
House." This evening event
will be held at the Temple on
Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m.
In addition to a delicious
dessert and social hour,
representatives from the
Religious School and from all
of the various Temple affiliates
will be on hand to greet those
in attendance and answer any
questions anyone may have.
All interested persons, please
plan to be with us on Aug. 26.
For any additional infor-
matioin, call the Temple at
Mishpacha, the Tampa Bay
organization that is by, for and
about Gay Jews, now meets
twice a month at a central loca-
tion. Shabbat services will be
conducted on the first and
third Friday of every month at
8 p.m. In addition, at least one
social event will be held each
month. Individual confiden-
tiality is respected. For more
information, or directions to
the meetings, call Lisa
531-5119 (Pinellas) or Jeph
837-1982 (Tampa) or write
Mishpacha, P.O. Box 4165,
Clearwater, FL 34618.
Attention ... Do you have
too many old books?
We need fiction, children's,
reference, paperbacks,
cookbooks, sheetmusic, etc.
etc. etc.
Call Barbara Nathan.
Study Group Showcase!!!
Date: Thursday, Sept. 10.
Time: 10 a.m. Place: Car-
rollwood Recreation Center
(corner of Orange Grove and
McFarlane Road). At this
meeting information will be
given for ethnic stories, con-
temporary living, fine arts,
critical issues, films and
Jewish short stories.
Any questions please call
Janice Silver at 961-7835.
Morning Of Beauty
And Brunch
The Ameet Chapter of
Hadassah has announced its
first function of the 1988 pro-
gram year. "A Morning of
Beauty and Brunch" will be
held at 11 a.m. on Sunday,
Aug. 30 at the home of Carole
Eisenstaedt, 13903 Amesbury
Manor Drive. Highlighting the
festivities will be a fresh look
in fashions by Bonnie Haliczer
of "What's New." Come join
us for a delightful morning.
For more information contact
chairmen: Ellen Levine at
962-4600 or Marcia Sussman
at 968-2047.
The Tampa Jewish Business
and Professional Women's
Network of the Tampa Jewish
Federation invites you to join
them for their first program of
the year, a Pool Party to be
held Sunday, Aug. 23. The par-
ty begins at 4 p.m. in Car-
roll wood. Speakers from the
Tampa Jewish Federation will
be followed by a light dinner
and networking. Casual dress
bring your bathing suit.
Cost: $8.00. RSVP deadline
was Wednesday, Aug. 19 to
Lisa Bush at 875-1618.
For further information,
please contact Lisa Bush at
875-1618 or Bethann Johnston
at 872-9174.
The Bay Horizon chapter
will be having a get-together
for a pleasant day, a beach par-
ty on Sunday, Aug. 30 from
4-7 p.m. at Carrollwood White
Sands Beach, 11613 Car-
rollwood Drive.
Admission is $7.50 per per-
son, $3.50 for children.
There will be chicken dinner,
swimming, plenty of shady
trees, picnic tables, covered
areas and facilities. All ready
for a lot of fun.
This is open for members
and non-members. We cordial-
ly invite the members to bring
a friend.
The Organization for
Rehabilitation through Train-
ing (ORT) is dedicated to train-
ing youth for gainful employ-
ment, thus helping them help
For information please call
Mrs. Elizabeth Rosen thai,
933-2546 or Mrs. Mae Auer-
bach, 961-9608.
Please come to have a lot of
good fun. Children welcome.
Religious Directory
2001 Swann Avenue 261-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mallinger Services: Friday. 8 p.m.;
Saturday. 9 a.m. Daily morning and evening minyan, 7:30 a.m.. 5:45 p.m.
3919 Moran Road 962-6338 Rabbi H. David Rose. Cantor Sam Isaak Services:
Friday. 8 p.m.; Saturday. 9:30 a.m.
2713 Bayshore Boulevard 837-1911 Rabbi Kenneth Berger, hazzan William
Hauben Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday. 10 a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:16.
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Richard J. Bimholz. Services: Friday, 8
3418 Handy Road No. 103 Rabbi Yossi Dubrowski 962-2375 Services Friday
evening 7 p.m.; Saturday morning 9:30 a.m.
President Alfred Wasserberger. 264-2907, 839-5980 Services Friday 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday night classes 8 p.m.; High Holiday Services Call
254-1907 or 839-5980 for location of services.
C/o Joseph Kerstein. 1448 W. Busch Boulevard, Tampa, Fla. 33612, 949-0116. Con-
gregants officiating, Vikki Silverman, Cantor. Services at 8 p.m.. first and third Fri-
day of each month, Masonic Community Lodge, 402 W. Waters Ave. (at Ola).
P.O. Box 271157. Rabbi Yossie Dubrowski, Executive Director. 963-2317.
13801 N. 37th St. No. 1114. Rabbi Dovid Mockin, Program Coordinator. 971-6234.
Friday night Services one half hour after sunset. Tuesday night classes at 8 p.m.
U.S.F.-CTR 2382 Tampa 33620 972-4433. Services and Oneg Shabbat Friday
evening 7 p.m. Sunday Bagel Brunches, 11:30 a.m.
634-9162. United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Street, Sun City Center. Ser-
vices: Friday, 8 p.m.
Reconstructionist Cambridge Woods 972-4433 Rabbi Steven Kaplan Monthly
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Friday, August 21, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Tampa Page 11
Bar Mitzvah
Say No Sandinista Anti-Semitism
Continued from Page 1-
the Nicaraguan people and the
government of Nicaragua; in-
vestigate charges of systemic
anti-Semitism; to witness and
share in the daily lives of peo-
ple living in a war zone."
members returned unanimous
in their condemnation of the
Contra rebels, whom the
group charges with kidnapp-
ing and murder of civilians,
terrorizing the Nicaraguan
people and dismantling their
life-support system. The group
witnessed firsthand results of
Contra attacks in which entire
towns' power and water
systems were destroyed.
Townspeople recounted for
them long lists of family
members kidnapped and
presumed dead.
The delegation took upon
itself the investigation into
allegations of systemic anti-
Semitism raised by the Reagan
Administration and some
Jewish groups. Before leaving,
the group read reports by a
wide spectrum of Jewish
organizations as well as the
first Jewish delegation to visit
Nicaragua with Witness.
Everyone interviewed spoke
of an intrinsic belief in "peace
and justice" as it is expressed
in Jewish teaching.
Most Jews fled the country
over a period of years after the
Sandinistas took power in
RABBI Myra Soifer, head of
a Reform congregation in
Reno, Nevada, joined the
delegation because of "a com-
mitment to issues of peace and
justice. As a person, I was fair-
ly confused, from the repor-
ting we get, as to who the
players were, what each side is
all about. As an American, I
have always felt wherever we
have been involved it is almost
always wrong to be involved
with bombs and military aid
rather than humanitarian."
Malcolm Newman, an
engineer from Huntington,
Long Island, was part of a
group of four from
Reconstructionist synagogue
Kehillath Shalom in Cold Spr-
ing Harbor, that included his
wife, Esther, the synagogue
president, Sam Goldman, and
Rabbi Arthur Schwartz, who
organized the contingent.
Newman said that "about
two-thirds of the group was in-
to prayer. The one-third who
were not really believers went
along with it and said it really
opened their eyes, that they
were moved by the prayers,
and they felt that it had a great
deal of meaning.
"WE HAD no prior idea of
the extent of danger to which
we would be subjected,
although no one hid from us
the danger. Every time we got
someplace safely where there
were dangers involved in get-
ting there which was all the
time we said a
shehecheyanu, so this delega-
tion was in the great Jewish
The group said that after in-
terviewing a host of people, in-
cluding the last remaining Jew
-in Managua, journalists and a
list of political figures, in-
cluding Contras and San-
dinistas, as well as ordinary
citizens, they could not
substantiate charges of anti-
Semitism. In addition, they
also maintained a constant
lookout for signs of anti-
Semitic graffiti.
Roland Najlis, the lone re-
maining Jew in Managua, told
the group that he could not in
any way support allegations of
Najlis is caretaker of the
Jewish cemetery. A retired
businessman, he came to
Nicaragua from Europe with
his family when he was a
young child. Najlis told the
group he was never aware of
anti-Semitism in Nicaragua,
nor is he aware of it now. The
group also met with Jewish
American journalist Barbara
Stahler-Sholk, who had herself
done what they described as
extensive investigating of the
allegations of anti-Semitism.
Her findings could not support
the charges, they said.
no indications of systemic anti-
Semitism, they claim that
"there exists in Nicaragua
serious confusion regarding
the terms "anti-Semitism,"
"anti-Zionism" and "anti-
Israel." This they ascribe to
Israel's long-standing military
support of Nicaragua, going
back to the days of the Somoza
regime and continuing mto the
present with sales of arms to
the Contras.
The delegation spoke to
Carlos Aleman Ocampo of the
Ministry of the Exterior, Divi-
sion of Mideast Affairs, who
told them he "distinguished
between Israel as a State and
the Jewish people," and said
that Nicaragua "recognizes
the sovereignty of Israel, its
right to exist, as well as that of
the Palestinian people."
Esther Newman, an occupa-
tional therapist and rehabilita-
tion counselor, toHt' JTA,
"Look, I'm very sensitive to
anti-Semitism. I've been an
identified Jew, a committed
synagogue member, for all of
my life. Our family lived in
Israel for four years. I didn't
see any signs of it there at all
at this time."
only Jewish founder of
Witness for Peace, was
responsible for organizing this
Jewish delegation to
Nicaragua, as well as another
in 1984. She said she never en-
countered any anti-Semitism
in all her trips there, even in
talks with "the most
outspoken people." Taylor
said that the Nicaraguan
Minister of Tourism, Herty
Lewites, is Jewish, and that
one of the four main markets
in Managua is named for his
brother, Israel Lewites.
Taylor, a hospice nurse in
Philadelphia, is a long-time
civil rights activist who work-
ed on an interfaith task force
on Central America. She was
aware of her Jewishness, be-
ing frequently the sole Jew on
a team of committed civil
rights workers whose belief in
their cause came from a "faith
base. The invitation to come to
Nicaragua came from the
Nicaraguan churches, and not
from the government. Witness
for Peace is not only commit-
ted to nonviolence but to
political independence from
the Nicaraguan government,"
Taylor explained.
Rebecca Rosenbaum, a
writer from Iowa City, Iowa,
who was part of the delega-
tion, said, "I grew up in New
York. Now, ljving in the
Midwest where there is a
small Jewish population my
peace work is involved with
church people who connect
their religious beliefs with
peace and justice. I've grown
increasingly hungry for a
Jewish way to act on my
"ALSO, I feel that the
Jewish community has been
used by the Reagan Ad-
ministration, which is trying to
woo us to support their cause
the Contras by invoking
Sandinista anti-Semitism."
At the Jewish cemetery in
Managua, the group recited
the Kaddish. Soifer drew a
poignant parallel between that
Kaddish and an unexpected
ceremony to which the group
was brought in an isolated
mountain village, an '"ascendi-
miento," where the survivors
of Contra attacks have "a
small measure of protection,"
and where "We saw the worst
malnutrition we saw anywhere
.. and houses without walls."
Soifer described a scene
where "campesinos"
(peasants) kept arriving to
meet the group, to tell them of
personal tragedies of relatives
who had been kidnapped by
the Contras, "people who they
didn't know for sure were dead
but probably were." They
heard a long list of
"desaparecidos" (disappeared
ones) that included children
and their parents, entire
families vanished.
Everyone interviewed
agreed that Nicaragua is a na-
tion in turmoil, that it faces
numerous problems, and that
there is repression. Although
there have been reported in-
stances of anti-Semitic
reference to price-gouging in
the official Nicaraguan press
since their visit.''
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IDF Responds With Mortar Fire
Israeli soldiers were wounded
lightly last week when mortar
shells were fired at them in the
central section of the security
zone in south Lebanon. The
mortar fire originated outside
the security zone, according to
an Israeli Army spokesperson.
Israeli troops responded
with artillery and mortar fire
directed at the source of the
attack outside the security
zone. Israeli gunships fired a
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border, according to Israel
The attack claimed the
largest number of wounded
Israeli troops since a roadside
bombing in May injured four.
The attack in the security
zone was the second in 24
hours. Earlier, Katyusha
rockets fired from outside the
security zone by Amal
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Israeli bombing of pro-Iranian
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resident of the Tampa Bay area since 1967.
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grandchildren Edward Aber, Robin Ben
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U.S. Jews
Mount Opposition to Bork Okay

Where Have All
The Voters Gone?
Coatinaed from Pagcl
this one fight where they can
not remain on the sidelines.
ALONG WITH the Jewish
War Veterans, the Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions (UAHC), American
Jewish Congress, B'nai B'rith
Women, National Council of
Jewish Women and New
Jewish Agenda are opposing
the Bork nomination.
The National Jewish Coali-
tion has come out in support of
the nomination, maintaining
that Bork is "eminently
qualified" to serve on the court
and that "neither ideology nor
political opportunism should
prevent him from doing so."
David Coyne, executive
director of New Jewish Agen-
Israel Must
Reckon With
Lavi Feelings
Continued from Pag* 1
Moshe Nissim, and Minister of
Economic Coordination Gad
Yaacobi, urging them to sup-
E)rt the abandonment of the
avi project by Sunday's
Cabinet meeting.
Rabin, in a TV interview
Wedneday night, said it was
"inconceivable" to him that
the Cabinet might decide to
continue with the project
within the present budgetary
framework. That decision
would be "impossible to imple-
ment ... There simply will not
be the money," he said.
Such a decision would mean
"the kind of cutbacks in the
IDF's strength, including that
of the Air Force, that I doubt
whether there would be any
need for a Lavi in the Air
Force any more ..."
ply that he would feel forced to
resign if the Cabinet took this
course, though he did not say
so specifically.
He said the budgetary short-
fall was around $220 million
and the state not the
already truncated defense
budget must provide it if the
Lavi project was to continue.
Rabin indicated that he did not
realistically see any possibility
of this sum in fact being pro-
vided by higher taxation or
further cuts in other (non-
defense) government
Meanwhile, the Knesset's
prime committee, the joint
panel of the Foreign Affairs
and Finance Committees, has
decided not to reopen its
debate on the Lavi until after
the Cabinet has made its deci-
sion. The decision came from
Finance Committee Chairman
Ayraham Shapira (Aguda
Yisrael), despite pressure from
Foreign Affairs Committee
Chairman Abba Eban (Labor)
to reopen the debate and call
for a new vote.
In a previous vote, a large
majority of the joint commit-
tees 22 to 6 supported the
Lavi. It was this, in the view of
many observers, that pro-
mpted the U.S. State Depart-
ment to go public with its for-
thright opposition to the
warplane project. -
da, said he was "very en-
couraged" by Jewish opposi-
tion to Bork. He noted that a
year ago, during the nomina-
tion of Justice Antonin Scalia
and Chief Justice William
Rehnquist," the Jewish com-
munity was almost nowhere to
be found."
IRMA GETLER, president
of B'nai B'rith Women, an
organization which did not op-
pose the two previous court
nominations, said her
members are showing an
unusual interest and concern
about the Bork appointment.
"As a Jewish women's
organization we felt compelled
to speak out in opposition to
Bork because he has spoken
out on many subjects affecting
women and Jews on which we
are on record," said Getler.
But sources are saying that
other Jewish groups will have
to oppose Bork if the Jewish
community is going to have an
impact on the nomination. The
Washington Jewish Week
recently reported that three
Jewish Senators invited
several Jewish organizations
to send representatives to a
closed-door meeting to urge
them to take a stand on this
Sen. Alan Cranston (D.,
Calif.), reportedly told them
that by opposing Bork, Jewish
groups could show that they
are interested in issues besides
Israel. Sens. Carl Levin (D.,
Mich.) and Howard Metzen-
baum (D., Ohio) also reported-
ly attended the meeting.
Rabbi David Saperstein, ex-
ecutive director of the
UAHC's Religious Action
Center, said that some
Senators who will be swing
votes on the Bork nomination
could be influenced by the
Jewish community's stand on
this issue.
"I THINK what the Jewish
community does is going to
send a profound signal rippling
through the Senate that may
well determine the outcome of
this battle," he added.
But some Jewish organiza-
tions invited to the meeting
are still debating whether to
oppose the nomination and say
they might decide to remain
neutral. The Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith is cur-
rently reviewing Bork's deci-
sions and writings.
"We're just trying to be ob-
jective about it. That's why
they're having a hearing. Why
have a hearing if everyone's
taken a position on this?" said
David Brody, ADL
Washington representative.
The American Jewish Com-
mittee has a tradition of not
commenting on Supreme
Court and Cabinet nomina-
tions which are presidential
prerogatives, explained David
Harris, the group's
Washington representative.
But he added: "We'll be wat-
ching the hearings closely, and
we reserve the right to
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Hillsborough County Elec-
tions Supervisor Robin
Krivanek wants to know
where all the voters have gone.
For the March elections this
year there were 325,000
registered voters in
Hillsborough County. Now
there are only 270,000.
Krivanek's office has just
finished suspending those
voters who have not been ac-
tive since 1984. Before being
suspended, each inactive voter
was sent a warning notice with
a postage-paid reply card at-
tached. More than a fourth of
the voters returned their cards
and will remain on the active
voter rolls.
Another 36 percent of the
notices were undeliverable
since the voter had moved and
not updated his mailing ad-
dress. Voters are reminded
that there is space on the back
of their voter identification
cards to record a change of ad-
dress and mail it to the Elec-
tions Office to get an updated
What worries elections of-
ficials most are the 29,483
notices that appear to have
been delivered and ignored.
This is the number of notices
that was neither returned by
the post office nor the voter.
Any votetf who has not voted
since the last presidential elec-
tion and who did not return
one of the renewal notices
mailed out in May should call
the Elections Office at
272-5850 to check on his
voting status.
A suspended voter does not
lose his right to vote since he
can be reinstated at any time,
even at the polls on election
day. However after being
suspended for three years his
registration will be canceled.
After that, in order to vote,
the person must register
A suspended voter does lose
his right to have his signature
count on a petition. Recently
candidates who wanted to
qualify to be trustees of special
tax districts found this out the
hard way. To qualify they had
to hand in a petition signed by
15 voters in their district.
Much to their dismay a number
of the voters had been
suspended and their
signatures didn't count.
The voter suspension pro-
cess is required by Florida law
every two years. It serves
primarily to remove from the
voter rolls those people who
have moved away from
Hillsborough County. The
most transient areas of the
county are those with the
highest number of suspended
voters. Around MacDill Air
Force Base and the University
of Tampa, 44 percent of the
voters were recently suspend-
ed, while more than half of the
voters who used the USF cam-
pus as their address fell in this
The two-year suspension
process also affects to a lesser
degree those who vote infre-
quently. If they move and do
not receive their renewal
notice, they may not be aware
that they have been suspended
until they go to vote. During
the 1986 election year only 10
percent of the suspended
voters asked to be reinstated.
With a busy election year
coming up in 1988, Election
Supervisor Robin Krivanek
urges all eligible residents to
be sure that their voter
registration is up to date. Bet-
ween now and the 1988
presidential election, her office
anticipates adding 100,000
voters to Hillsborough
County's voter rolls.
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