The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County

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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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Jewish Floridian
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Fred K. Shochet
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United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- St. Petersburg


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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 25, 1980)-

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Uemsii Floridian
Of Pinellas County
_ Number 15
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, November 7, 1980
Price 10 Cents
Four Students Visit Israel
[teenagers from Con-
B'nai Israel, Pinellas
(ad the good fortune to
el this past year to tour
ly the Jewish State.
is were made possible by
|holarships they received
Tjewish Federation and
In Memorial Fund, as
rnagogues, temples, and
led the students to share
lings about their exper-
|th our readers. Follow-
eir recollections:
|\ ril in Israel on July 1,
tie to see the sun set in
yoke early the next
land then set out for the
till hadn't really hit me
is in Israel. We went to
Wailing Wall, Re-
pall, Western Wall. It
^ry moving experience,
couldn't believe it was
|y was amazing: people
and cars everywhere,
[for a native born Israeli
E the sabre is a fruit
ptus, which is hard and
the outside, but very
[sweet on the inside. I
ly this description fits
I exactly.
j American Jewish teen-
life thus far has not
hard. I'm aware of the
tuation, I know that
lay are difficult, but still
| touched me personally,
li teenager, on the other
preparing every day for
|ht come tomorrow.
aeli family that I became
with consisted of four
each five years apart,
me that their parents
ied their family this way
| only one of their sons
away in the army at a
cannot describe the
^at came over me when I
this. It was over-
To the Israeli teen-
army is a fact of life,
^t to say that they like it,
they merely accept it.
ts I've spoken to look
hose three years as a
f 1 in their lives. They say
> begin after the army.
en told that the average
arrogant and conceited.
that they have such a
Sense of pride in them-
their families, and their
that this pride may be
for arrogance and
[>ride has to be strong and
It, because they are
[being challenged by the
iund them. They have to
[ that they are the best in
i survive.
| very real sense, it is the
and not the land that
Israel. Aa I said before,
first arrived in Jerusalem,
lity of being there did not
I now understand why. It
until I got to know and
hese special people that I
1 to love the place in which
live. These people made
'hat it is.
Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service
Green berg
My last act in Israel, after six
unbelievable weeks, was to return
to the Kotel at 3 o'clock in the
morning. This time the Kotel
wasn't just the Wall it was a
foundation of a people. It was
something that the Jewish people
lived and died for throughout
history. This time I left the Wall
with more than just a note I
left a part of myself and a deep
determination to return to Eretz
Sharon Greenberg
I'm so glad I got the oppor-
tunity to take part in Israel Pil-
grimage. It's such an experience
waking up with 60 other kids
praying at the synagogue, eating
breakfast, and beginning our tour
for the day. Every day was
equally important and every site
we stopped at had a different
feeling and meaning behind it.
One of the high points of my trip
was praying at the Kotel. It gave
me such a feeling to know that I
am a Jew and I got the oppor-
tunity to pray at the Wailing
I looked forward to Shabbat in
Israel. Friday at 3 p.m. everyone
is in a big rush getting ready for
the Sabbath. Since there's no
transportation, we would walk to
the Kotel which took us about 55
minutes. We would pray as a
group then have time to pray by
ourselves. Walking back usually
took us less time because every-
one's hungry and we looked
forward to the evening program.
Saturday morning we would
wake up and have cake and tea
for breakfast and walk to ser-
vices. The walk was about 50
minutes, but it was such a great
feeling because there is no trans-
portation. It's not like waking
up, eating breakfast, getting in
the car and driving to services.
You had no choice you walked.
It gave me the feeling that I was
part of their way of living.
To me, field school was the
highlight of my summer. The
field school I attended was Sde
boker, which was established in
1952. The name means Rancher's
field. When David Ben-Gurion
resigned from office in 1953, he
chose to add his personal con-
tribution to this pioneering out-
post and joined Sde Boker. Of all
the places he could have settled
like the beautiful city of
Jerusalem or along the seashore
of Herzalia, he felt the desert was
more important. Ben-Gurion's
dream of the Negev was for the
Continued on Page 12
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice currently provides assis-
tance with cooking, shopping,
cleaning, and personal grooming
to assist low-income seniors
experiencing emergency medical,
physical and/or mental prob-
lems. Many clients suffer with a
temporary crisis such as a frac-
tured hip or broken arm. Others
suffer with medical problems
including emphysema, cancer,
heart problems, etc.
Esther Elkind, Coordinator of
Homemaker Service in Pinellas
County, stressed that our Jewish
community mirrors the general
population with a high ratio of
older adults. Almost one out of
every two residents is over age 60
and may have limited funds
during a medical crisis.
Michael Bernstein, Executive
Director, announced that Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service has
just received $50,000 of Title XX
funds from District Health Re-
habilitative Services which will
enable the Emergency Home-
maker Service of Pinellas County
to expand in response to a
growing waiting list. "The home-
makers provide life-course
services for seniors who cannot
afford to be on a waiting list,"
said Bernstein.
In addition. Title tfx funds
will be used to begin Homemaker
Service for the low-income, aged
and disabled over age 18 residing
in Pasco County.
Bernstein credited Barbara
Weintraub, President of the
Jewish Community Center
JCC Extends Programs
At a historic Board Meeting of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
menced in order to derive the
extent of the facilities available
at the Jupiter Street building so
that programs may be planned
specifically for North County.
Charles Ehrlich stated that he
hoped that residents of the North
County area would come forward
to help plan the extension of
programs. Any inquiries should
be made to the Center facilities at
Elbow Lane, St. Petersburg.
Michael Bernstein
located in Port Richey; Mr. and
Mrs. Korman, Board Members of
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service; Murray M. Jacobs,
President: and a concerned and
committed Jewish Federation as
the key elements allowing for the
expansion of Homemaker Ser-
Bernstein added that involved
citizens of Pasco County, such as
Mr. Mishkin and Mr. Gorfin, are
important ingredients for a
successful outreach effort in
Pasco County.
Kathleen Paulson has recently
been hired as Coordinator of
Homemaker Service for Pasco
County and will be based at the
Jewish Community Center in
Port Richey. A satellite office in
Dade City is being sought-
Clients in need of Homemaker
Service can reach staff by calling
381-2373 or 446-1005. Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service also offers
professional psychiatric coun-
seling for families, adults and
children, in offices located at 304
S. Jupiter Ave. in Cleaiwfi.'or
8167 Elbow Lane, in North St.
Interest-free college loans, a
program to prevent hospital-
ize t ion of elderly, family life
education programs and social
work counseling and referral for
the elderly are also offered by
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Charles Ehrlich
County, a unanimous decision
was made to invite the Jewish
Community Center of Pinellas
County to extend its programs to
the Jupiter Street premises.
Charles Ehrlich, Incoming
President of the Jewish Com-
munity Center, volunteered to
extend to the Jupiter Street
facility, the expertise of all the
Center's professional staff in
order to make a viable program.
The decision to extend the
Center's programs was later rati-
fied unanimously at the Jewish
Community Center's own Board
In an interview with Fred
Margohs, Executive Director of
the Center, Fred stated that
investigations have already com-
Women's Division of the Jewish Federation J<
Pinellas County inaugurates the first Mini-Mission to
the Jewish community on December 1, 1980. All
women are invited.
To see how your Combined Jewish Appeal dollars
To talk to the Agency Directors.
To see how the community lunctions.
To see the Jewish agencies at work.
Fare is $5 per person which includes all land trans-
portation and lunch. For additional information call:
There will be no solicitation of funds.

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The Jewish Floridian ofPineUas County
Frid*y. November?
Raising Money Is the Means ]
Saving Lives, Building a Nation
Editor 8 Not*: Recently, a group of concerned individuals met to
start the planning process for the 1981 Combined Jewish Appeal
Campaign of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas County. It was
evident that there is a prevailing feeling throughout the com-
munity that Pinellas County has not done its best in educating
the community as to what the Combined Jewish Appeal is all
Below is an interview with Gerry Rubin, the new Executive
Director of Federation, who is assisting Saul Schechter, the 1981
Campaign Chairman, in preparation for what is hoped to be the
most successful campaign in Pinellas County's history.
Suzanne: On numerous oc-
casions you have mentioned that
the United Jewish Appeal dollars
assists Jews in Pinellas Co.,
across the nation and in the op-
pressed countries in Europe.
Other than Russia, we do not
hear of Jews in other oppressed
countries. Can you briefly state
in what countries are our dollars
spent in. and where?
Gerry: JDC, the American
Jewish Joint Distribution Com-
mittee, although concentrating
on efforts in Israel, gives major
life-giving services to millions of
Jews in Western Europe, Eastern
Europe, Moslem countries, Latin
America. Ethiopia. China and
Suzanne: We know the tre-
mendous works that JDC does in
Israel. Could you explain what
JDC does in the countries you
Gerry: One of the best ways I
would know how to do this is to
give you the information as it
appears in the JDC Annual
,< Ml foufwjl
n August. 1914.

i ..i rhiUn-
' IDC Hj- conducted
mi of 'i re* ue and
i ng on
the- premise thai all |cws share 4 common dev
e one lor I'
. ns|.i|y the imperative,
Pidynn Stivooim," the rederhpluwi ol captives
mil .-' e SS JS J
people ll is ji Ihc lop of the list of humani-
tarian concern! and for ihal reavin.|D<
il world Jewish communits as a lifeline to
Freedom Whercser vou will find Jews in need
there sou vsill find the |DC ai work
Ihe demography of the world lewivh
Condition are forever shitting Once thrning
iimimunities in t urope, North Africa and Asia
riave disappeared leaving behind only Ihe
helpless, mars ol liom arc hound 10 Ifteil
homes by age. i"cm and illness Who. if nut
Ami-nun |cwry. Ihroufh |IX will assume the
burden of helping these remnants spend their
laic yean in lome degree ol comfort and
Jignily, in enable ihem to live and to Irve
ill bui fMinuur*hciJ *> "^mc lhan |tt dcurJc* ot *pi' iiuj
NaWtfWfl A wmJc faintjc nl rccrCdtlMrful
jn*J M%tavt pi.nfjm* h*\ been developed under I DC
ju^ of Communi|> Center Thi\ include* film*. Ictiu'CN.
Enfltvh linkage cUs-cv community life n ihe US eind oihc KHinincv concert v.
ficid iftp*. bnnks in Rutvun md oihrr Urnuijes and
'h^cfvjrvi <( |rwtsah tttthth jrvd h.lidj\ >
The United Suin Refutee Proffm reimburse* the
|0C fcvcoxiu93pef cent of it* expenditure* lot the
cire *nd rruinterunce of the rrr.ijr.inis In ]<*? ajmoonied to $23,714,000 which b penditure on Soti MMgriHU from the reeulj* |0C bud
(el down kl SI.98.000 whuh .i, not
cimr-u'vinlc h> USRP
Acfc Iforn thi\ |DC Hjpporis -evc-rait Ofocrirm ind
proH*e* boni.numg cJfe numbe* of World WV II 'f'uece* jrvd Other? imonc ihc
ulji*ori of lu>>
-- IMK.IASI V! A' IS.-9 ,44
4 - 1 X! -41
47 *V % >
S. m <;>
1 .-; itm : -i<
1 4. - '4
Wt Ml / i rni'i
le .,.,,< :
104 I spend.tuie l2bS7 emiranlv| .
Soviet Icwish I minunt, 12.74)
Tiilal IcwivhPiifiulaliiHi 7 1 143
IOC tvncndiluir t20.268.l6U
S,.*i |o* .> ,,^,
The numher ..I Sow, /,,,/. rmlfrann asuvled in
lUly rove vharpty Kl 1979 reaching a |U| l 32,7* tat
compared wuh 16,07} m 1978 and 7.936 in 1977 The
large number of emurann placed a heavy burden on |0C
Italy, where Ihc rmigrant v awllt procetunf for vrllle
ment in the Unilcd Suies, Canada and 01her western
The caseload in 0u ,) l.adivpol, two veaude
lowm ocar Rome where the | DC was able t o fKid modesl
accommodalionv lor Ihe Soviet |ewv, began Ihe yej,
6,739 and climbed sleadily. reaching ||,000 m April
Then, at a revull ol a weed-up in pmcetsr'ng and a fall
off in em.gral>n, Ihe cavrload declined lo 7,000 by the
end of ihc year
y-ddnhkitf frotnm
The (DC e.pandad and vuenglhened nt program lo
oncm the Soviei |euo ,he new en,,onmeni m the
Weil and alto retondk th. vark of ludanm thai wl

TnelDt umumea] I- financial and lechnKal a
| lance lo Ihe Iuroprjn Cocat ol le-mh Community
Sen*e>m 1979 the I uropean Council, e.labhvhed hv
Ihe |DC in I960 anj -.pp.Kied by il since then. H
.entral or|anclu>on ol eighteen njiional lew.vh member
'"g"1 m instrument for Ihe UchanfJ
lormalK)n and t, ,he development ol lm CulupMII
pianni-n icmrdi tfta ihc
luropeantuuis....., |IIIBimi I i |,-.,sl
edu.ahs.n U wciaj veoises and t) commurut> renters
The commissions have vl'englhrned cullurn
|...n ol lewivh vooth. improsed summon.!.
services and upgraded educational programs
EASTERN 1 ttori
lewivh Population 2401.3011
IDC Cupcndilure 11 t.SK4. ff(/M,t w I
lewivh Population 3$ 40.000
IOC txpendrturc %i,549.810
The lewivh community ol Rumania continued lu
demonvlrale Us viability in 1979, even though more than
half the (ewrsh population are over 65 yearv old Only
seven per cent ol Rumania's |ews are under twenty
Nevertheless, thete are large numbers of young people
active in Ihe community and attending clawes al Jewish
centers in Bucharest and the provmcev
Direct IDC beneficiaoet are divided roughly into two
categories The fkvt, die very needy, consists or those
who gel cash relief and welfare auMance The tecond
group consists uf about an equal number of thine who
are not quite as needy as Ihe firu category These do no
receive cash grants but they do receive winter relief,
clothing distribution, lood packages, health services
and Passover supplies
There vt eleven kosher canteens, ont in Bucharest
and the others m the provinces, providing hoi lunches
for about 2.200 people daily For many H is their only
hot meal ot the day About 900 infm aged, many of
whom are bedridden and alone, receive food daily in a
mealt-on wheels program. These homebound elderly alv
receive visiti by doctors, nurses, and social workers
C1'ng women come periodically and take cart of the
heavier chores There are ?$ ioc medical centers
throughout Rumania which are part of the home-care
program and alto tan* as outpatient climes.
To provide lor the growing number of otd people
|n* Population 700,000
IDCEvpenditurc H.945JS86
There -re still many Jews in Fiance parlKulaily among
the more 'Cccnt aintjlt Irom North Africa, who need
-omnsunal support This hjs piMed a licass tinancial
huick-n 'Ki Ihe French lewivh community and has
jtcd continued IDC aid to the f onds Social |u I
Unilu Ihe central ctKKdinating body to* social -nd
educational teiticcs in I ranee
One ot the- greatest p-oblems facing Ihe IS|U o th.-
ntrd 'or the uVirAopmrr?/ ot qualitied protratono/% in
all lields rH'Tlaniing lo the lewivh community
Th, |DC. through its support ol the ORT ,ocalmrvjl
training sch-HHs and ihe sch.Ktlsof ()/ar Haii.rah. Alliance
Israehlc Uniservelle and Ihc Lubavitch. tsdeeplv commit-
>d lo the cause ol | these widespread programs there is still a serious I -
lacilmes needed to jccommudaie Ihe lewnh south wh,,
have anoed n the counlrv in recent ycare With Ihe in-
crease in the rate ol aesimilalion |ewivh rducalion
becolMI esc-t moo- important to the FngKh |
111 II,H V POXTI G If., ''/'l/\ sf III \
IDC Lependuure 11 79.400
The |DC continues to maintain small irsidual pro
grams ,n Belgium. Portugal. Spa.n. Sweden and Denmark
In oV/rfium |DC Jtj ...nsistsol assistance to lelugeesand
Iransmig'-irt. ,,r, pj't.cipatmg basis wrth the liKal
communilv In Pnrtuatl there is a small caseload Irom
* l Wa' II still bemgeared for The |DC jlv.conln
huted toward Ihe maintenance ol a (ewish community
center >n I isho., \ mull, purpose facility, the center
vuung people and adults and in-
cluded PM and post Bar Mn/vah classes, lullu/al and
religiousacl's it ics and educational recreational programs
Although the |ewMl community in S/su/n is developing
rndgrow ik |ix mtrnut u> cere for i ren ol
ID II and a few 'elugces Irom
lormei Spamui M,,'., M ..i o.ese are elderly and
-sT1 v the cost is l,,t inecl'cal
care and hospiah/ation Help in Ornmor* and Swrdtn
was i ommunits centri programs.
ie .ntegraiioi, ,,t comgWaritM nea
comers tr.Kii Poiadd
I I Kl nx i urn..... m t: "jiitxi
Suzanne Schechter
who will need institutional care the |DC helped finance
the consttuclion ol the 220-bed Amalia and Chiel Rahn<
Moses Rosen Home liir Ihe Aged which was dedicated in
|ult. 1979 Covl ol ,ts construction, over II.IM
was landed prrveipally by the |DC A contnhution ol
34O.0OO ssj. from WiKld Rehcl (for
merly Central B'Hish fund) The Rumanian lewivh led
eralion contributed 25'-. ol the total lost and made
asjilahle the land upon which the home ssas built Ihe
|DC and WiKld |ewish Reliel allixaled jn additional
S OOO for furniture and equipment .
I'l \l, in
Popular ionHO.000
IIX I .pe-dilur, tl.ll2S.0UU
During Ihe course ol tne gejl Ihc IIX strengthened
and further developed Us contacts with the |ewishc..m
munity ,,t Hungary A country director has been ;
ed md ssoik has begun on j levicw ot soc i -
gram. I ,. being conduct' d I ilX .nd
ll I '..inoalions with II, oHiperatK.n ol

|Ik had been proeidmg iidforilM Hungjnan lewivh
* inds
inly lo help Mil ..t and
enjb* i in crimmunily louse its own modrst
- lunds to develop religious, edueat. injl .nd cultural
. one
rvlprogrn tobt launchedditecU, wuh IDC
supp.,rt islheeiHwiiuclionnl a new kosher k i.h.
replace Ihe old krlchen now in use Building is undei
way and will be completed in 198 I
About 80 pereenl ol Ihe |ews ol Ifungars reside in
Budapest the rest are scattered throughout the country
The communils is well iKgancred It has a hroad and
ellecti.e leadership working under Ihe umbrella of the
Central Board lor Hungarian |rws (MlOts Magsai
Ivraelnak Ors/agos Keprhlete) and through the k.SB
hosponti StOCUjNl Bi/otlvag. J (ewish uKial Kfl
agency Mungars .stheonls l.astern tuiopean country
to have a Rabbinical Seminary Students flom several
Eastern European countries are enrolled The Chief
Rabbi Designate tor Hojcow recentl, completed his
studies at this institution
Additional programs will develop as |DC personnel
become better aware ol ceimmunity programs and needs
and become more closely involved with Hungarian
,ommunits workers and leaders.
lewish Population 6.000
IDC expenditure 1194.295
IDC continued Us, lo Ihe lOllbed home lor
Ihe aged m Zagreb. Yugejvlana. and provided monthly
grants and winter relief lo approvimalcls 160 aged and
handicapped person, (DC also help, supp.Kt ggMUei
for youth and young adults in Yugoslavia, mainls a
I summer eamp A small group l needy unrver
sity students also recervc aid
.-ne. KarkM twlawrsr x*-*.. a ,,, r**,*^*..
i: IK tss;/
|DCFpenditure J6.HI5.50O
Rlltlln lianul is special program culling across
al boundaries and p-osiding assistance lo needy
pe.iple in I jMrn I umpt Ihe program pro.idev cash
ben, wellare package, and medical supplies to len,
ol thousands of needy lamilie. During 1979 over
40.720 packages were seni
I he package program hav hern severely hampered in
recent years hs the impost on ,t evttemely high duties
which made it necessary to reduce the numher ot parcels
d'oteally I amilies which previously received a parcel
every two years are no. loiiunalc lo be able to receise
one every three years There are man, lens ol thousands
I lam,lies on the waiting 'ist lor these packages
Compensating somewhat for the hindrance ot ihc high
import was Operation Invent.*, which brought
"..lion, f 1675,522 worth ol brand new merchan
disc to |DC and enabled it lo ship more packages lo
Eavl European counuve, than would otherwise have
been possible
tfi)5/f M< OtlSlRII s
Jewish Population 84,000
|DC I .penditure 35.066.327
lewish Population 3S 40.000
|DC Ependure 31.296,900
Despite the turbulence in han the community
ha, been generally treated Irltle differently hum the gen
eral population m the past year While Ihe sue of Ihe
lewish eommunily has been dropping it wa, only ie
cently estimated a, being 35-40,000 down from
75,000, interest in |ew,sh education has increased Kl
response to general developments and enrollment m a
number of the lewish schools i, up.
The |DC has been active in Iran vince 1949 The
intense poverty that gripped much of ihc |,,u, popu
ulalion when |DC first began to function ha, cased
through the years Half of |DC e.pendilures of nearly
I 3 million in 1979 m ban went for education of
(ewnh children in 21 schools with a total enrollment ol
around 6.000 Other programs aimed al Ihe young were
health evammalions and treatment, feeding program,
camping and other youth activities
of Ihe sharp drop in wellare needs and the
ability of most of the families at present lo pay for
luncheon program, the |DC terminated its sclioof hoi
lunch program at the end of 1978 However, arrange-
ment, were made to tubudi/e a feeding program for
needy children
lewish Population 18 20.000
|DC Evpenditure 11.777,100
Ihe evocin lewish eommunily continues to
snuggle tn maintain a viable communal ekntence A
bare remnanl ol the 300.00CVmember lewish eommunily
ol pre World War II days, u ha, old people and young
people, bul very lew between Ihe ages of twenty and
lortv In 1979 ihe IDC supported a variety of program,
in M.KUCCO Aboul Iwo-lhud, of Ihe 31 7* million e
penditure went for schooling Olher services were school
health, pie^ch.iol classes, summer camps and youth
activities The growing number ol dependent elderly,
recoiling Irom the e-.odus of Ihe sounger people has
required increased services to ihe aged
The Casablanca |ewish community contributes about
60 per cent ol the cents of Ihe program. The I DC
provides the resl hut Ihi, is sliH nol adequate lo nyftl
lewish community needs In 1979 an efhKt was made lo
evlend more helplocxtra-curricular cultural, educational
and recreati.mal programs I.k 6.000 youngsters under
Ihc age ril twenty two This program also included
communities outside ol Casablanca such a, Rabat,
Tangiei,. Meknev, Marrakesh and Kenitra
|DC also continues lo provide financial heap to two
small communities in Ihe Spanish enclave ol Morocco,
Gmteaad Uriiini
n \;,/1
lewish P.ipulalion 7,000
|DC I cpcndilure !h20.000
In 1949 when |DC inaugurated its opcialion in
Tunisia the |cwish erimmunily numbered ewer 100.000
s i ssoe waves ot emigration le-sulting Irom the creation
ol Ihe Stale- ol luael. Ihe Bi/crle incident in 1961. the
I If ssar and. finally. Ihe Yom Kippui Wai in 197 1 re
dueed Ihe si/e of the- lewish community lo a hare 7.000
Among those who lell Ihe country were mosl ot Ihe
communit,', leaders and Wurhen, espectalls the n'
sionals th. ,ck ot communal w.nkers and posleswonals
a nous problem conlronting the lunisian
Ihe hulk of |[> s eMiMt in Tunisia is geared lo |en J
or siaingand s.Kial weMaic lor Ihc elderly
Nearly 500 pc-rple. mostly aged, ill or handicappcil.
-ed cash reliel in Tunis and some ol Ihe smaller
commjr i .. V.i-1, Sim children participate m 4 I
im in lour schiMil. m turn, and Dierha I nre
hundred and lifts children and elderly berse'
|IM .opr.rterl health scivsces
|l .sh Population 4,500
IIX I ipendMure iv
There are ah.iut : >'i |ewv M S.vr^, movtly in
e IIX. has hern helping the Syrian I. wish
common.ts I.K user 10 seals In 197" two |0T stall
memneis were permitted to sis.1 the coontr, and sludv
thee 'i Jewish community at lirsl hand
and locunlirm the validity ol |DC sejpporledprirgramv
and rvpendilures
The bulk ol the |DC supp-Kt IASyria conl.nucs to go
lot |ewish education Other program, .urrsort. I IIX
hut operated b, the community .ire medical care and
welfare A special fund was established bs Ihe JDC. live
Swim Jewivh community and the Scprtj'dtt Wo'ld Union
tn pfi>.idc Svun |rw% with medical tare abroad when
appropriate treatment cannot be obtained m S>tu
About 500 Jew* remam in Lebanon and a MtrnUr
number in A law* An eMimaited 200 300 tfMcSe in
Lqypt and no more than 100 Ue m Afqhrnmtan M<>v
->i the |ew\, in Algeria are French national* and tho*
who a-e .n need recede fmanctal aid Irom the French
Government For vpcuat hardship CMH vupplementa'v
MJIHW h provided by the |fK alv>, supports
needv tamilie* not elifihie tot t rench wH'are avvi^tance
Iheve jre mamlv o4 Mhik. *.'. <' tn-'-M" origin In
the continuance of jn hiMofK tradition. |IX p-ovidrd
the Jew* o* Lebanon and tg>pt *itr mdit/ah and Pa%%
m * inigh the Internati. nal RrdCfo>s Total
|Df expenditures m th.s- ..t-i.- COUNrin *a i^4,000
in 1979
I W/\ Ml/ RICA
lew.vh Population 568.000
|fX I .nen.llurec i 41.096
Up MM ||0 P'otevvKMia' sin | -. |
corTHi>sitn' wrvtu nl Ai'iing n taritely ynl
Today, through eil.xts |IX began almovl I I
vottulogivlv psv, jnj-edocalo's h**, '.
iltrjcted lo |c-vi\h tomnunjl work jnd Ihc,in
il oiuntrei ii i"i\ hdi rrstilted >n 4 rf
jnd mon conipfghcn.s, ..Us 00 communilv pf.
"o with Ihe largest Jewish p.>*i in South
1 luO.000 his a gene-alls ilfloent |ew -J ThegOdii. SfgOOgaOUOti
i/e and tram fcvp-iosjble leaders and strengthen |. 1
communal organ./ationv and fund racing Th,s <.,
i pool profect for community cent wm^*
or'* courie 10 (run young pfofevuonal, jn ^J
|0C Jlio pcovidn fundv for a golden *ge tl* l
schools and rabbinicdil seminar *s
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There are still ui beneficiaries uf the IDCmO.
all of them survivor, ol the dislocations of WorVJh
when tens ol thousand, ol Jew, made thee way In
Europe to Shanghai and were interned hy the |T_
Mosl continued on to Ihe West when the war enatgi
of the current caseload are elderly ehnsniealls il
mentally disturbed who remained ,n China
In India (DC supported programs lor ehWdrma
plemenied through ihe ORT educational ,tu included support for twoORT ... nMawnk
program |IX esiabiidsedadaycarceenttv(,tom>l
persons, must of Ihcm homeless JDC also oru
lund, for an ORT hostel for boss n Bom- ,
p-ogram as well as support for An education tursjial1
B'nei luael Indian lews
I Hill
ln(jSr/r. |IX prosidcd IuhI. .1 [.support,,
munitv e^vcraled pssehiatn.
Ihe aged, a children', home ar> J ia> j|
"vTl hjsci
pleled a reassessment ol it. i ranging .: eMwyniiv; and.atai
redirecting siKrse ot .Is programs and P'-vili,
In the main, the obrrclivt e.r |(X n Lain lareng
lo motivate local organizations and i"s- tut oo,tcMlg
the pursuit of a strengthened communal structure I
evample. a ten-day study tour of U S leartgiC
inslilutronv by a group ol profession! MVfcan I'o
various Latin-American countries prosed loetl The tour wis supported hs IIX t!st|i
Weltarc Board and agencies in I ato. CmerKI oaeej
by ihe participants themvelvev. |DC leadeitogefl titj
eommunits lo reap hcncl.t, from it lot "-an, scarm
I gwj
/ miivi'i 1 1. r\.i i\iti 1
lewish Population .32.000
IDC Enpendnurc im.20u
The primary sehielc Iik ..d lo th, JS.OOO |e*ll
llhnrv h "! World ORT Un..n w! ,' "jsdevel
a number ol valuable inde-rte .iiseprog-j-nsintth
under ditlicull cir. umslanee-s
Ihede i s 10 meet th.
scrsisc health and educational neectvui Ihc mp.r.cn_
I alathas. a, the black lews ol / terrapin a'C .allcsg. j
coriplicated Is, the 'act Ihal mans ol then
rural s.llagesol Irom ten lo lifts huts ss'
oh as so .... I,. from the nea'.
The f alasti. ,. ssho have lived M .."e. ^'lj.imlw^
hundreds ot ... I-.,,, ho .
hut remain l.nsdle-ss in 4 s.k j prcCH
on th. lam) Some o-
tenant farmers
medial elm,. ,.h.,l, dr.! ... .e-s aral '
"Iherss ,, p,,,*
Suzanne: I can see how
JIX) portion of our UJA dolhn
are spent and I can't help fediii
that when our readers realize
are indeed supporting human lit
that when tney are approach
for thefir 1981 pledge for theca
paign they will now consider
maximum gift.
Gerry: Hopefully, yes. But th
readers must realize that JDC it|
only one of the 40-odd proti
that are supported by our jjilil
Combined Jewish Campaign]
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y, November 7,1960
The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Page 3
From the Rabbi's Desk
J "Now the Lord said to
Ibraham 'Go from your country
\i your family and your father's
bmeland to the land I will show
U.'" (Genesis 12.1)
| In this week's Torah portion
ech Lecha Go Out" we read of
i birth of our religion with the
>t of Abraham's leaving
lesopotamia. But why was it
I important that Abraham leave
(is mighty center of commerce
hd activity to travel to the
(developed land of Canaan?
I Archaeological studies shed
Ime light on this question. In
lesopotamia there existed a
I'valcnt belief in polytheism
e worship of many weak and
L|v partially effective deities
[e'| the god of the sun, the god
I the wind). Further the Meso-
btamians believed that the
diverse lacked any organization
- central source of power and
Lthority. The world for the
esopotamians was a chaotic
sunity that could cease to exist
1 any moment. It was essential
perefore for Abraham to leave
pen a center of pessimism and
eligious chaos. The purity of
Rabbi Jan Bresky
monotheism could never flower in
the verdant soil of the fertile
crescent. Thus Abraham traveled
Then why did Abraham not
settle in the other center of
ancient civilization Egypt? The
answer to this we also find with
the help of archaeology.
Egyptian society was built on the
foundation that there was only
one important event in one's life
death. All life was just a
preparation for the afterlife. Even
material possessions the
Egyptians believed if properly
sealed in pyramids would ac-
company a person into the next
life. We all marvel at the
pyramids but when seen in their
proper light they are but a
monument to a dead king built
through the suffering and trials
of thousands of slaves! He could
Judaism flourish under such
immoral conditions? How could
the religion of "Chai" life
prosper in a cult of death? It
could not.
Thus Abraham traveled to the
land of Canaan between Egypt to
the south and Mesopotamia to
the north outside the radius of
the negative influences of both
cultures. It was in the land of
Canaan despite its barenness
that the foundations of Jewish
morality and high regard for
human life emerged. It was in
this land of Canaan that the
belief in One, All Powerful,
Moral, Just and Orderly God
It could be done nowhere else.
By McnMl Btt .isttin
Profile On
Rabbi Michael Charney
Michael Bernstein is executive director of Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service. He has extensive professional training in
treating individual and family problems and will be happy to
answer all letters received in this column. Please address all
letters to Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service, 8167 Elbow Lane,
North, St. Petersburg, Fl. 33710.
Dear Mr. Bernstein:
I lost my wife one year ago. Since my wife died, our friends
seem to have deserted me. They are distant and never there
when I need them. I am sick of the area and thinking of moving
to a large Jewish community up north. I am lonely. What do
you think?
Mr. N.
Dear Mr. N.:
Is it possible you have "turned off" your friends by ex-
cessive demands for attention? No friend can replace the loss of
your wife; and you may be unfairly withdrawing. It is probable
you will be taking the same problems wherever you move. What
may be needed is professional counseling to adjust to a new
single lifestyle before a decision is made to leave the area.
Mr. Bernstein
hese are some of the charac-
ristics that animate the spirit of
lie Jewish people. Each
eneration must care, and
Iroduce leaders and teachers that
re. Rabbi Michael I. Charney,
piritual leader of congregation
eth Chai in Seminole exem-
llifies this spirit. He en-
husiastically continues a family
adition of caring for people,
labbi Charney's paternal
pandfather, originally from
Prussia, was an Orthodox Rabbi
Bayonne, New Jersey. His
bother's father, originally from
fermany. was a Conservative
anior in Toledo. Ohio, and his
ather Lawrence H. Charney is a
cholar and Conservative Rabbi
Chicago. One of Rabbi
Charneys childhood memories is,
|e says, "seeing my father
elpmg people." This instilled a
kriousity and desire that he too
pvoio himself to helping his
ellow man. "A Rabbi helps
iveryone." he states. "A Rabbi's
Db is lo be rabbi to all people."
I Rabbi Charney was born in
(anum, Ohio and grew up in
hicago. He received his B.A.
|ni Koosevelt University where
majored in Psychology, an
^terest he still pursues. He was
tained at the Hebrew Union
allege in Cincinnati.
Rabbi Charney spent one of his
bMege years in Israel, and
Saturday, December 6
The Jewish Community Center
If Pinellas County invites the
pmmunity for a fun night of
lames and refreshments on
Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. at the
Venter. Donations will be $5 per
person and will include admission
pd starter script money.
Jerry Phillips, chairman of the
lyent, promises a night of
Measure with delicious refreeh-
pents, fun and games, and a bar.
|he event will be run by volun-
eers and with the assistance and
quipment of Jerry Katz.
The Las Vegas Night is one of
|he JCC fund-raisers to help with
fhe operational budget of the
Renter, purchase of equipment
[or the playground, and Camp
tadima scholarships.
'Tickets may be purchased at
pne JCC office or at the door.
for further information
fontact Center office, 344-5796,
Rabbi Charney
further solidified his feelings for
his traditions.
Rabbi Charneys wife, Anne
Victoria, comes from Pinellas
County, where they established
permanent residence in 1975.
Since that time, Rabbi Charney
has displayed an untiring
committment to the quality of
Jewish life. He was the founding
Rabbi of Temple Hillel as a
student, and served that
congregation from 1972-75. He
then became Rabbi of
Congregation Beth Chai, whose
membership was then ap-
proximately 20 families and
meeting in the Pinellas County
Vocational Agricultural School.
From there, Beth Chai moved to
the Jewish Community Center,
The Seminole Mall Office Center.
a Fire Station, and then, this past
summer, to their own new
building in Seminole. During thi
time of his congregations growth
Rabbi Charney still found time tc
strengthen his involvement in
Jewish communal affairs. He is
currently a vice president of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, vice president of the
Pinellas Co. Board of Rabbis, a
member of the Board of Trustees
of the Jewish Community Center,
and chairman of the Education
Committee of the Pinellas Co.
Jewish Federation. His latest
accomplishment is the creation of
the Pinellas Co. Midrasha, of
which he is director.
In spite of the many demands
upon his time, family life is of
prime importance. The Charneys
have two sons; Adam, 12 and
Brett, 11. They are a close family,
supportive of each other and
deeply involved in each others
lives. Pinellas Co. is indeed
fortunate to count Rabbi
Charney amont the young and
caring leaders who have involved
themselves in the quality of
Jewish community life.
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Call 531-1418.
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(Between Belcher & Hercules)
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Charles Rutenberg, Vice
President, Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County and chairman of
the Budget and Allocations
Commitee, recently announced
that the budgeting process for
allocating the funds raised on
behalf of the 1981 Combined
Jewish Appeal has begun.
Preliminary discussions with
the local, national and overseas
agencies have emphasized the
significance of the proposed One
Million Dollar Goal of the 1981
"Unless the Jewish Com-
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responds to the needs of our
fellow Jews both at home and
abroad more sigificantly in 1981,
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ThttitibtsVFtifkdlah ofPthelids County
1 All French Jews
"Nous somraes tous des juifs francais We are all %
French Jews." That was the message of solidarity carried :j
by thousands of Frenchmen of all religions and political %
persuasion after the bombing of the Rue Copernk
I synagogue in Paris. "Nous sommes des hypocrites."
: however, is the message emanating from the French
g government as it tries to argue that its anti-Israel, anti-
i Zionist policies are unrelated to the latest outbreak of
anti-Semitism in France.
Detours On The Road
In Washington last week, two nationally syndi^ted
a columnists, Tom Braden and Pat Buchanan, on a local
television show agreed with the official French view. To be
:j: anti-Zionist, they argued, was not to be anti-Semitic. As
:j: proof, they pointed to several "anti-Zionist" Jews who.
:j: the columnists insisted, could not be anti-Semites.
To be sure, to oppose certain policies of Israel's
government is not to be anti-Semitic. Israel's democracy
is famous for its dissenting political factions. But to
I declare opposition to Zionism or to give any legitimization
\ to the anti-Jewish PLO is nothing less than pure,
[ unadulterated Jew-hating.
I PLO apologists are quick to declare that Arabs are a
; Semitic people and cannot, therefore, be anti-Semitea.
: This is nothing more than semantic game-playing. Arab
; attacks against Jews throughout history and in recant
; years in Syria and Iraq are also nothing less than Jew-
: bating. As for the rare Jewish spokesman opposed to
: Zionism, he too, in the context of world Jewish history, is
: an anti-Semite. Self-hatred was a feature of apostatizing
i Jews through the ages.
Zionism is part of the Jewish religion. It is the ex-
pression of nationalism of the Jewish people. To reject
Zionism is to deny Jews the right to nationhood and the
right to peoplehood. To reject Zionism is to subscribe to
the PLO's covenant which declares, "Judaism, in its
character as a religion, is not a nationality with an in-
dependent existence. Likewise, the Jews are not one
people with an independent identity. They are rather
citizens of the state to which they belong."
That is little consolation to the Jews of Europe who
were denied citizenship and their lives by Nazism. That is
no consolation to the Jews of the Soviet Union, Iraq,
Syria, and Iran who are denied their right to live as Jews
or citizens of their state.
Frances Long Tradition
France has a long history of official anti-Semitism. In f
the 1960s, De Gaulle charged that Jews are an "elite %
people, sure of themselves and domineering." In 1980, %
Prime Minister Barre remarked that "innocent French- I
I men" non-Jews were killed on Rue Copernic. The I
| Jews of Paris, by implication, were neither Frenchmen nor I
4 innocent. g"
I IsraJ^rl^!;f^eTfntCan0PP08ecertainP0,icie80f I
% IS? ? Ita bUiPket opposition to the Jewish state i
% tw> ,tS fWy01* of the PL0- ^ French government I
g exhibits anti-Semitism. After ail, when France iirgelTthe I
1 F^gnntK>rl0/the PL(? ld it9 inclusion tte MWdfe I
I nei,1atJons. fn't it rewarding terrorists for the I
% Td rfri ^T ^ o[all faiths, but premeditated^
g and predominately Jewish blood? Was not France's
| release of PLO terrorist leader Abu Daoud. the recorded
| mastermind of the Munich Olympic 22? a
| t^tln that the murder of JewHTa pardoS of ^
Il&SS-JEJwl Makolm Boyd' a toP American I
::: Episcopalian leader, recognized the threat to Jews when 1
| the United Nations passed its anti-Semitic Zionism- 1
racism resolution five years ago. "The U.N.'s resolution 2
I JL ,lon'tm fndangf s the very existence of the Jewish I
1 Elft lJle JeWI8h fa,th> Jewish cuIture and Jewishness %
$ itself, Boyd declared. "Anti-Semitism is insidiously 1
I ?g f SS^r^d, "J a fre8h way m arena of world affairs %
j under the label of anti-Zionism." II
Near East Report |
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Friday, November 7, 1960
Volume 1
Number 15
One goal of the Ayatollah
Khomeini seems to be that
zealots desire to make the world
safe for hypocrisy. And now we
have still another example of his
stride towards that goal in the
ordeal of an Iranian Jew, Eshagh
Far ahmand pour.
The story is not simple, but so
revealing that it needs constant
retelling. It arises, in part, from
the directive in the new Islamic
constitution for setting aside a
seat in the Iranian Parliament for
one representative of the Jewish
community. Until recently,
Farahmandpour. a teacher,
shouldered that miserable role.
Now he has been expelled from
the Iranian legislative body. His
crime? Well, he had worked in the
ORT institute.
AND WHAT taint pervaded
ORT? It was a link with im-
perialist Israel and racist
Zionism. Had Farahmandpour
oeen subversive in other ways?
Yea, in times past, at the order of
the late Shah a Iranian Ministry
of Education, he had served
without pay naturally to the
'Shah's nephew.
So Farahmandpour has been
driven from the Parliament in
Teheran. On his way out, he was
compelled to shout "Death to
Israel!" "Death to America!"
and "Death" to whatever other
evil spirits bedevil the minds of
the Ayatollah's followers, those
inflamed lawmakers who think
mainly with their fists.
Now a Jewish replacement
must be found for Farah-
mandpour, and may the
Almighty shield him.
While considering this
exhibition of perfidy, we need to
keep our own house in proper
order. We have an obligation to
ask ourselves if we, too, are
parties to injustice in certain
aspects of our treatment of some
of the 60,000 Iranians in the
United Slates. Our hearts long
sore over the plight of the 52
American hostages illegally held
in Teheran for weeks without
end, how are we behaving
towards some of the strangers in
our land?
HAVE WE a sense of shame
about our treatment of
Seyedashraf Mirhadi, an Iranian
student at West Virginia Tech?
His crime was said to be stealing
a single grape in a supermarket.
On the grocery scale, a pound of
grapes was listed at $1.39. On the
scale of justice, Judge Carl
Harris decided that possibility of
deportation for Seyedashraf
would not sway him.
But a single grape? And flimsy
evidence? Had the lad at large in
the supermarket been Jack
Armstrong, the ail-American
boy, would the grocery manager
have forced him into court?
Ridiculous, the judge concluded.
Case dismissed. And we could
breathe again.
Did we learn a lesson from the
gang-up on Tina Bahadori. a
native of Iran, who didn't deliver
her Atlantic City High School
valedictory address because a
history teacher in the school held
that to grant the child of 18 that
honor would constitute a betrayal
of the American hostages in
Teheran? Fortunately, for the
honor of America, the Board of
Education in the city of casinos
voted unanimously to censure the
teacher; and the shame was
confined to him and 79 other
teachers among the school's 140
who signed a petition trampling
on the girl's rights.
WERE THE hands of
Mississippi lawmakers clean
when they voted to saddle
Iranian students with a higher
tuition fee than that charged
foreign students generally?
Again, cooler heads prevailed.
The U.S. Justice Department
stepped into the picture, teaming
up with courageous Iranian
students who brought suit. At
the end of that road we should see
^afiSwaift^ tletail? Or were the guarantee
a sign proclaiming the kind of
justice that sets America apart
from most other nations.
When the late Shah's death
ignited protests and counter-
protests in Washington between
pro-Shah and pro-Khomeini
Iranian students, did our
Immigration and Naturalization
Service honor the law in every
jnghts of protest of these Iranii ]
jfractured, regardless of thd|
advocacy? J
And could our agony overt
:: (American hostages be
:: Jfrom the majesty of An
S "Justice in this case? For 1
$ pre stumbled. In the end, w J
[fair dealing inviolate.
WE MUST try to serve hiL,
dignity by honorable means i
the midst of an era which is nri
honorable, one of our
contemporaries, Albert
reminded us short years ago.)
takes extraordinary patience I
keep the book open where
chapter and verse appear, ul
dirty world, the moral imp
calls for clean hands.
Empire State High
Court Kayos Libel
Suit Against ADL
A New York State Supreme
Court judge has thrown out
a $26 million lawsuit
against the Anti-
Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith by an
ADL's right
and upheld
to label the
group "anti-Semitic."
Judge Michael Dontzin
granted ADL summary judge-
ment and dismissed the lawsuit
filed by the U.S. Labor Party in
April, 1979. The suit, following
ADL's denunciation of the anti-
Jewish philosophies and associ-
ations of the USLP and its
leader. Lyndon LaRouche.
charged the ADL with
defamation, invasion of privacy
and assault.
ported by Seymour Reich, chair-
man of ADL's National Civil
Rights Committee. He observed
that Judge Dontzin agreed with
ADL's position that USLP
spokesmen were public figures
whose positions were openly dis-
seminated. The court said that
"by calling attention to them-
selves." LaRouche and his
associates had "exposed them-
selves to challenge, and even to
ridicule or denunciation."
Dontzin, in a 22-page opinion,
said that ADL's characterization
of the USLP as anti-Semitic con-
stitutes "fair comment" in view
of the group's "highly critical
views about prominent Jewb
figures, families aa
organizations such as ADL 1
B'nai B'rith."
Taking note also of the 1 Sl.P'J
linking of Jews and .Jewii
organizations with Nazin
fascism, the international dr
trade "and a myriad of purportal
conspiracies," Dontzin conclude
"the facts of this case reasonab
give rise to an inference up
which the ADL can form
honest opinion that the plaintifj
(USLP) are anti-Semitic."
ADL vigilance against
Semitism and other forms
bigotry, the judge observed l
"ADL did no more than act a|
accordance with its historic
organizational purpose; that
to express its opinion and coil
cems when anti-Semitism
peared and to identify
confront it as such."
In light of the Holocaust,
well as the history of
Semitism, according to
Judge, "it was reasonable
point out what it (ADD
ceived to be anti-Semitic ov
tones" in USLP pronoutj
In commenting on the decision,
Reich said that ADL will pursu
what the court referred to as I
league's 'historic and organii
tional purpose' of identifying!
confronting anti-Semitism, andi
will continue to monitor
activities of the LaRouche 1
and all other organizations whidj
indulge in such activity."

November 7,1960
TrUJnoish Floridian ofPintlktf County
ORTGeneral Meeting Nov. 11
Modern Dance Concert
The Avodah Dance Ensemble
be performing a modem
ce concert based on Jewish
IturaJ, historical, and religious
femes on Sunday afternoon,
k 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the
vish Community Center. This
Dgram is made possbue by a
ant from the Florida Fine Arts
uncil. a state agency, and the
Btional Endowment for the
ts, a federal agency. This
ated program of dance is
cially recommended for
uor Citizens and a reduced
|ket price is available for all
long the pieces to be per-
iled is "I Never Saw Another
tterfly," a haunting piece in
lich the company without
bical accompaniment recites
dances to poems written by
ildren during the Holocaust.
lother of the Bride" is a comic
Itement on the contemporary
dding situation. Marilyn Hunt
la review in Dance Magazine
[specially liked "Sabbath
omen" which evokes the
agery of the Sabbath and the
Iman's importance in it."
for JoAnne Tucker, the ar-
|tic director and choreographer
Avodah combines profes-
i>nal training at Juilliard
the Martha Graham Studio
|th with a Ph.D. in drama from
University of Wisconsin,
vodah's unique integration of
Ince, drama, voice, and ritual
Jgan with the collaboration of
Tucker, choregrapher, and
Irving Fleet, composer. The
Bt joint work of Dr. Tucker and
Fleet was "In Praise," a
3ce cantata based on the
aditional synagogue service. It
M been woven into an actual
tfjgioiis service, or performed as
theatre piece.
[The Avodah Dancers arer
lichael Bush, Donna Campbell,
Jaggie Cortez, Lori Kat-
|rhenry, and Judith Lyons. All
company members are either
ipleting or have Master's
es in dance.
I This unique company in-
ates modern dance and the
cient use of dance as ritual.
eir dance of "Sarah" especially
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The next general meeting of
the St. Petersburg Evening
Chapter of Women's American
OUT will be held on Nov. 11 at
8 p.m. at the home of Arleen
Divito. The program will be
concerned with drug rehabil-
itation. STRAIGHT, one such
center in St. Petersburg, will be
the evening's guest. STRAIGHT
has been involved in the area for
the past four years. In that time
they have worked with ap-
proximately 1,300 young people
between the ages of 12-21.
An executive staff member and
two young people presently in the
program will be discussing such
topics as; how the children
became involved with drugs and
rehabilitation in the completely
drug-free center. The represen-
tative from STRAIGHT will
hold a question and answer
period immediately following
thier talk. The St. Petersburg
Evening Chapter of Women's
American ORT will hold their
Hbliday Fashion Show on
Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
at Robinson's Dept. Store at
Tyrone Square Mall.
An exciting show is planned
that promises to be fun and
informative. Robinson's models
will be showing off their beautiful
fall clothes; a chef will be
preparing Holiday dishes; and a
special demonstration will be
given on table settings and
napkin folding as well as other
guest ideas for the Holiday
season. Robinson's is also giving
everyone that attends the show a
$5.00 gift certificate for then-
shopping pleasures. Hor d'oeures
and wine will be served.
Tickets are limited and selling'
quickly. The cost is $6/ JO.
The fashion show benefits
ORT's School of Engineering in
Jerusalem. This is Israel's first
institution of higher education
for applied engineering and is
helping to fill the gap posed by
too many academic engineers and
too few practical ones. Enjoy the
show and support this worthy
On Friday. Nov. 14, the St.
Petersburg Evening Chapter of
Women's American ORT will be
participating in ORT Sabbath.
The Chapter will be privileged to
worship at Bath Chai, 8400 126
St. North in Seminole. The
service will commence at 8 p.m.
This special Friday night service
will be lad by Rabbi Charnay.
The program will include active
involvement by chapter mem-
bers. The guest speaker of the
evening will be Mona Press
highlighting ORT and its ac-
complishments. All members and
their families are invited to at-
tend the Oneg Shabbat which will
be hosted by ORT. ORT Sabbath
is the occasion when all ORT
chapters in the U.S. participate
in Friday night services at a
synagogue in their city. Aa an
active Jewish organization, this
is one of the many ways ORT
mows its involvement with the
immunity as well as Jewish life
Veterans Day Dinner, Show
Abe Adar Post 246 Jewish War
Veterans and Auxiliary will hold
a Veterans Day Dinner and Show
on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Jewish Community Center
8167 Elbow Lane, N., St. Peters-
A donation of $6.50 per person
will include a kosher roast .beef
dinner with all the trimmings,
plus a variety show of music,
dancing and comedy, and a few
surprises, seating is limited so
please make your reservations
early. Call Molly Avery at 391-
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The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Friday, November 7,i J
JCC Programs And Activitives
'Ilie Center Pace'

Friday, November 7,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 7
Drug Abuse Sessions
1. Introductory Session Jan.
29, 1981, Thursday evening, 7:30
. 9:30 p.m. This session will
introduce the problem of drug
abuse in today's society, and
attempt to explain to par-
ticipants how excessive drug use
affects the body. A series
programs will also be discussed
to explore many facets of this
Guest speaker: Samuel Segal,
M.U. Dr. Segal has had a great
deal of experience working on the
board of directors with PAR, a
drug treatment program.
Mr. Chamis Allman works for
PAR-Drug Treatment Program,
as an educator of the program to
2. Family Counselor
February 12, 1981, Thursday
evening, 7:30 9 p.m. This
session will be led by a family
counselor to help parents and
teenagers explore and share
feelings about drug use and
abuse. Drug abuse and how it
affects family life will also be
Guest speaker: Ann
Apostolico, MSW. Ms.
Apostolico has had many years
experience working with families
and teenagers with drug
3. Circle of Concern Juvenile
Welfare Board, March 12, 1981,
Thursday evening, 7:30-9 p.m.
This session will be led by the
director of the Circle of Concern.
Discussion will focus on the
juvenile offender and how he or
she is handled through the
Welfare Board system.
Guest speaker: Mrs. Carol
Price, Director of Circle of
Concern. Mrs. Price has vast
experience in dealing with
juvenile offenders within Pinellas
4. Straight Inc. April 9, 1981,
Thursday evening, 7:30 9:30
This session is for parents
only. This session will discuss
straight as a program used by
parents who have lost all hope
An audition for the JCC Adult
I Theatre production of "Paris is
I Out" will take place on Sunday,
November 9, at 2:30 p.m. at the
JCC. The show will be presented
January 10 and 11, and January
17 and 18. It will be a Dinner
Theatre presentation.
Kodak Carousel Slide
[projector with zoom (automatic)
I for Jewish Community Center.
Tax deductible. To be used for
kinder development center,
Children's programs, senior
citizens, special events and Camp
Kadima. Call 344-5795.
The Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County is planning to
reinstate its library in the very
near future. In order to do this,
we need your help!
The Center would appreciate
any tax free donations to the
Library Fund, and / or any books
of Jewish content that you have
to contribute. Please call Sondra
at the Center office at 344-5795 to
let her know what you have
A receiving box will also be
available at the Community Book
Fair on Sunday, December 7,
1980 at the Jewish Community
with their drug abusive
teenagers. The program will be
explained and discussed in great
Guest speakers will include
parents who have had children
enrolled in the program, and
program leaders.
5. Pinellas County Police
Department May 7, 1981,
Thursday evening, 7:30 9:30
A program presented by the
Public Information Department
of the Pinellas County Police, to
describe their methods of ap-
prehending drug abusers and
inform citizens of the state drug
abuse laws, and show how
Pinellas County presently deals
with the youthful offender.
Guest speaker: Chief Bill
Doneil, Public Information Chief,
St. Petersburg Police, 1300 First
Avenue North, St. Petersburg,
Fla. 33705.
6. Board of Rabbis of Pinellas
County June 11,1981, Thursday
evening, 7:30 9:30 p.m.
This session will conclude our
Drug Prevention Program
Discussion leaders will be
members of the Pinellas County
Board of Rabbis. The session will
attempt to tie together our
program by relating how drug
abuse is affecting the American
Jewish Family, and what role our
synagogues and Jewish Com-
munity Center can play in
preventing this problem.
Senior Friendship Club November Calendar-,
Select Your
Gifts NOW!
Plan ahead and select your
gifts now! The Jewish Com-
munity Center Gift Shop has
many pretty as well as useful
gifts on display at reasonable
Special orders will be taken if
you don't find what you want
among our items.
The Jewish Community Center
Gift Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 8
p.m., Monday through Thursday,
and 9 to 5 p.m. on Friday.
(Licensed Day Nursery) Certified Tsachers
Accepting Registration for Children 2-3 years
The UHDER DEVELOPMENT CENTER Is planning to offer The Following Prograas
Beginning January 2, 1981:
9:30 11:30
9:30 2:30
7:30 5:30
All program are available 5 days, 4 days, 3 days, or 2 days. If you ara
Interested In any of the above prograas, fill out the registration fora and check
the appropriate box on the form below,and the director of the center will contact you.
TIME: 10:00 4:00 p.a. (Extended Day Care 8:30 ... 5:00 p.a. $2 extra per child)
PUCE: Meet at Jewish Comnwnity Center-8167 Elbow Lane N. St. Petersburg, PL 344-5795
LUNCH Bring dairy lunch (snacks & drinks by JCC)
Trained supervisory staff will be In charge
AGES 2k 4
COST: $6.00 aeabers
$9.00 non-
AGES 5-12
$7.50 Beaber
$12.00 non-aaaber
ACES 13 16
$3.75 aaabar
$6.00 non-aeaber
Mathew Daniels Elected
On Monday, Oct. 20, 1980
Mathew Daniels was elected
president of the Jewish Com-
munity Center Youth Group.
Also elected were: Aimee Roddy,
secretary, and Melissa Fox,
The JCY meets twice a month
at the Jewish Community Center,
8167 Elbow Lane N., St.
Petersburg. Many great events
are in planning and people are
needed to make them work! For
example: Roller Skating, Fen-
cing, Sports events and the
Annual Boat Party; plus field
trips to other cities for dances
and weekend conventions.
The next meeting of JCY will
take place on Monday, Nov. 17
from 7-9 p.m. in the Youth
Lounge. Anyone between the
ages of 13 and 17 is invited to
attend. For further information
on JCY and the Nov. 17 program
call Sondra at 344-5795. Mem-
bership fees: 85 for JCC members
and $8 for nonmembers.
The Jewish Community Center is opening its facility to the
The use of our tennis courts, basketball courts, Dance Studio,
Meeting Rooms and Swimming Pool is available through our
Membership or to the general public on a Rental Basis.
For more information, call the Center: 344-5795.
Religious Directory
400 Pasadena Ave. S. Rabbi David Susskind Sabbath
Services: Friday evening al 8 347-6136.
1844 54th St. S. Rabbi Sidney Lubin Sabbath Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. 321-3380.
301 59th St. N. Rabbi Jacob Luski Cantor Josef A. Schroeder
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.
' Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and evening Minyan.
8400 125th St. N. Seminole Rabbi Michael I. Charney
Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 393
l 1325 S. Belcher Rd., Cloarwater Rabbi Peter Mehler H
Moishe Meirovich Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Satu
, 9 a.m. Sunday morning AAinyan, 9 a.m. 531-1418.
1685 S. Belcher Rd. Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath Ser-
vices: Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday morning, 10:30 a.m. 531 5829.
P.O. Box 1096, Dunedin Rabbi Jan Bresky Sabbath Services:
Friday, 8 p.m. 734-9428.

Pane 6
Tht Jewish FtoridianofPiniUas County
Friday. November!
A Mission of Renewal
Renewal. A phrase and a
process with many levels oi
meaning. A return to traditional
religious practices. A reinforced
commitment to Jewish values. A
determined strengthening of
community life.
For 500 young American
Jewish men and women, the
opportunity to explore all levels
of meaning in the process of
renewal will be provided by a
unique United Jewish Appeal
mission to Israel. On October 30,
they will arrive in Tel Aviv as
participants in a UJA Young
Leadership Cabinet Mission
called Hashiveynu. Together,
they will share a hectic 10-day
itinerary taking them from the
Galilee to the Negev and into
dozens of communities and
homes throughout Israel.
"There is special significance
in the name of this mission," said
Richard Krugel, leader of the
UJA event. "Hashiveynu is the
first word of the final sentence in
the prayer which returns the
Torah to the Ark. Poetically
translated, it means 'renew our
days as of old.' The Torah is the
living, physical symbol that
binds together Jewish law and
tradition binds us to the
ideals of Judaism. Through the
Torah we are united with the
people and through the people we
are united with the land and the
land is Israel. A Jew seeking
personal renewal as a Jew can
only complete that cycle in Israel.
That's why we are going."
Hashiveynu was also
developed by the UJA Young
Leadership Cabinet in response
to the growing international
isolation of Israel and to a rising
concern with the possible effects
of a constant stream of negative
media reports on American
Jewish commitment to Israel's
"We felt that a major mission
of young people would be good
for us and good for Israel," said
Larry Jackier, National
Chairman of the UJA Young
Leadership Cabinet. "We hope
that in these difficult times our
presence will be a physical
reminder to the people we meet
that Jews in Israel do not stand
entirely along that Jews all
over the world are standing with
them. The mission will also help
us to recharge our enthusiasm so
that we can return home better
educated and better prepared to
share our renewal commitment
effectively with all of our friends
and families."
A highlight of the scheduled
Hashiveynu program is an en-
counter with the Jewish renewal
movement currently underway in
the Galilee. The mission will visit
several new "pre-settlements"
recently established in the region.
Open dialogues in the homes of
young new pioneer families will
reveal the human dimensions of a
sweeping joint program of the
Jewish Agency and the govern-
ment to reverse a serious
demographic imbalance in the
North. The settlers, many of
whom have given up confortable
lives in Israel's cities, will reveal
their ideals and motivations in
trying to establish permanent
new hilltop homes in a rock-
strewn area lacking water, arable
land and modern facilities.
In some parts of the Galilee,
which has a history of Jewish
presence going back 3,000 years,
Israeli Arabs now outnumber
Jews by eight to one. It is the
area of Israel that has suffered
most in recent years from
terrorist raids coming from PLO
strongholds in nearby Lebanon.
While in the north, the American
visitors will be briefed on the
security situation in the region.
The Negev, where Jewish
Agency settlements are being
constructed just inside the
coming new border with Egypt,
is another important focus of the
mission. These "Peace Salient"
settlements are designed to
.absorb many of the 10,000 people
who will have to abandon their
homes in the Sinai under the
terms of the Camp David ac-
The "mission of renewal" also
includes an intensive exploration
of the current status and planned
developments in Project renewal,
the worldwide Jewish part-
nership program designed to
rehabilitate the lives of 300,000
men, women and children living
in 160 distressed neighborhoods
throughout Israel. Mission
members will learn directly from
the residents of several actively
participating neighborhoods,
about the problems encountered
and progress achieved as well
Calling Young Musicians
Irwin Hoffman, music director
of the Florida Gulf Coast
Symphony, has announced that
the orchestra's 1980-81 Young
artists Auditions will be held on
Saturday, Nov. 22, at McKay
Auditorium on the University oi
Tampa campus.
All Hillsborough and Pinellas
County students through twelfth
grade are eligible to audition.
Students must play frorr
memory one movement of a
concerto which has orchestra'
accompaniment. Each applicant
must also provide his own ac-
Winners are awarded $100
from The Conn Memorial
Foundation and are invited either
to perform their solo with the
FGCS in youth concerts or to
play in the orchestra for thest
performances. All winners will be
expected to rehearse with the
orchestra before their concerts.
Students or their teachers may
call 877-7380 in Tampa or 896-
2486 from Pinellas County for an
application blank. The deadline
for applying is Nov. 3.
The Kosher Kitchen
For a non- fattening and unusual salad, try this Eggplant
2 lbs. eggplant
1 large firm green pepper
1 small onion, minced
2 eggs hard boiled
3 Tablesps oil
1 Tablesp. mayonnaise
1 Teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Sear the eggplant over an open flame or under the broiler,
turning to sear all sides. Rinse under running water. Bake the
eggplant at 360 deg. for 30-40 minutes, until soft. Remove all
charred eggplant skin and squeeze all the liquid out of the egg-
plant. Chop eggplant and pepper in a wooden bowl, add the re-
maining ingredients and chop together. Refrigerate until well
chilled. Serve with tomatoes.
as the role American Jews can
play to help this crucial human
rejuvenation program moving
A special "celebration of
renewal" is planned during a
mass gathering at the Western
Wall in Jerusalem. A torchlight
ceremony on Masada is also
scheduled. "And we are going to
plant trees," said Jacier. "Each
mission member will have an
individual hand in helping a
small bit of life to grow in Israel."
Some of the mission par-
ticipants will begin the cycle of
renewal even before arrival in
Israel. Approximately 20 people,
leaving from New York several
days early, will go first to
Eastern Europe where they will
visit death camp sites in Poland
and meet with members of the
remnant Jewish community
one of the largest in Europe
before the Holocaust.
Another 50 mission par-
ticipants will go from New York
to Egypt and take part in a
dialogue with some of the few
Jews left from what was one of
the most populous and dynamic
Jewish communities in the
Middle East. Barbara Wiener,
National Chairman of the UJA
Young Women's Leadership
Cabinet who is overseeing the
total women's program for
Hashiveynu, is among the
leaders of the Egypt sub-group.
"In both Poland and Egypt,"
said Krugel, "we will encounter
vivid examples of how great
Jewish communities can be
destroyed in a few short years by
a sudden change in the political
condition. The sharp contrast of
Israel's vibrant life will be
living lesaon in the victory J
Jewish renewal over the forces 2
destruction and will underKn,^
personal importance of then-
participation in the survival of
the Jewish state and their
Jewish communities. In
that's what this
mission U aj]
I Never Again! ]
Editor's note: On Oct. 16 the
students at the University of
Florida held a rally to protest the
horror of anti-Semitism against
French Jewry. One of the
students who participated in the
rally is Tamra Freeman of Belle-
air Beach. She wrote the
following letter to her parents,
Bob and Sandy Freeman, the
same evening. We'd like to share
it with you.
Dear Mom and Dad,
Enclosed is an article from the
"Alligator" which is the daily
campus newspaper. I thought
you might be interested in
reading about the rally we had on
campus this afternoon. I must
admit that I was very touched by
the whole thing. There were three
speakers, one being a rabbi from
Hillel that I had a chance to meet
and speak to afterwards.
Following the speakers, everyone
(about 250 people) joined in
singing Hatikva. Although there
were many of us who didn't know
all the words, we all hummed
The Century Tower is a huge
tower right in the middle of,
campus that has over 30 different
bells at the top that play all
different notes. Only five people
on campus play the bells. Today
at 11:46 something very in-
teresting happened. While sitting
on the GPA wall (Wailing Wall),
I noticed I recognized the tune
coming from the tower. Hatikva,
Dona Dona, Osey Shalom, and
three other songs were ringing
from one side of the campus to
the other. Not many people
noticed, but I waa still very
touched that the University of
Florida would pay that kind of
tribute to the Jews killed in
France. You've gotta understand
that no songs come out of the
tower; only chimes every 16
Post offioe
blast kills 3
Throe paI wn I
-By when a bomb went erf la the
post ttnci In OWaUytm. a town la
th Tsl Ar.r area larva eireisii
in woueded. iomi ar tham
tad Tal
rushed la Bslllnsoa
I Msahomer hoaattal* wHIa
eeewlty personnel cor do wad eft Um
axaa and looked for otbar explosive
devisee wtjoh mil ht have boon
piaatss) a> tfea vtetaHy.
The bomb, dsoorlbed aa larg
and powerful oaa. waa In a panel
Insiotn*p*et office. Damage u> the
lat*rtor ef Um auUdta* was descrlb-
A asm bar af Ar aba won bead tar
We are shocked and appalled at the recent out-
breaks of antl-v-mltism and neo-fascism In
France. The moat recent bomb blast occured on
Oct. 3 cnitsldc a synagogue In Paris and left 4 )ier-
soiu dead and 12 Injured. It was not. however,
an isolated incident, but the sixth attack on a
Jewish Institution In Paris In the last month.
The French police, with many neo-Nazis In
their own ranks. Instead of combatting theae act-
ivities, are themselves significant part of the
problem. They are perceived as sympathetic to
the fascists and anti-Semites.
It is an outrage that, only 35 yean after Adolf
Hitler and the gas chambers of Auschwitz, neo-
Nazis are once again allowed to murder free
men, women juid^ikiren.' We ask UF students
to show their Islsaiii I by rallying with as on
the Plaza of the Americas this Thursday at 12
Jews again a target
A 8ERIE! of terrorist attacks on Jewish tarsrwU tn Franc* baa
achieved Its main object of putting the no-Nasta there hack ttao
the news. They have also esroked a maea demoMtratleW by-
Fronch Java, and a condemnation by the Council of mill
The peat coupes of years haa seen an upaurft fe> motlut v.
Uvitlea In Wsstsrn Europe One of the** has been the outright
reeort to tarrorlam. which waa previously the preserve of the ex
trema left-wing (eaeept la Italy and Turkey, where It was used
by both sides) Another Is the reported link with the FLO. which
earlier coordinated it. activities only with left-wing troupe
Rumours of neo-Naal collaboration with the Paleatinlan
terrorist movement In the past were never definitely proved, but
an official Oarman statement this week explicitly linked the neo
9AiT '--*to *"-* = "
A further dangerous development ta the emergence of an In-
tellectual new right." notably the French organisation
Grece," whose 10.000 members espouse a racist Inislotri The
extreme right-wing preee la a powerful Instrument, a karwe part
of Its effort being devoted to proving" that Use Holocaust ta Just
a flgmenl of Jewish, or "aBoiuet," ssaiisganili
Cabinet expre&ses horror,
at Paris synagogue attack V
The Israel cabinet on Sunday ex
Pressed Ita deep aheck at the eau-
aemlue bom b attack ousted* a Parts
syruurowue laat Prlda; evening. Oc-
tober I Three passers-by In-
cluding aa laree! woman is** pan
J were killed In the blast at tie
Union Liberate Israelite
synagogue. Aaether ll
The a tuck was the state ea a
Jewish bwututun la Parts la the
laat month
After the sablnel meeting-
Oovernment secretary Acre riser
"eud the following sutsment
"The Government ef larssi sa-
ri e against ta* fart. raacoauT
the murder ef thr*. 0.*^,, b^and
th wousstlag of maay we etusrs lbs
mourning .7 the ber..v1 famines
SB send eta- wishes (or a full um
ep*edy recovery to all Of lb* ta-
"Itsheuld be noted that ue
terrorist oreasrsstilas operatise ta
Franca and other sXirepsaa eeua
trtea collaborate with the Arab
organisation of murderers that salts
Itself PLO No dlatlnetlen^aa^s*
rf71b!,'w**n u|arasllssn
atl-Honlam. and anil aomlUam
which brought disaster and shams
en all ef mankind.
There can be no return Sn tk*
thlrtM. aw mrum B n^'rtita
elty ja, are eesniased that all
men and woeaea ef goodwill m
Prance will atasst by their am* T.
"T J~ wherever a. tnay*ihe
f-as of ltra.1 agssTta hie. ta
kve aa a free staa."
Bsaargtag frs
sssetsng. _t,
Niter" mmtltti
the Champs-aiyosoo ta pretest
gainst the wars af aam-asasMa
etatanee that haa bees r atiij
a> lbs eahlnet
Interior atlntster Tawaf
u*Vas> at^bmtae v*7,
rwmh tSTL+Z
Write the French Jewish Community to voice your support:
French Jewith Community
c/o Ana-DefamaUoo League
Boite Portals 17
75261 Parti
cSpviirDCh AmbUMdr to Uni SUta. to voice your
Franciout Labfiulavye
2535 Belmont Rd
NW Wanhlnrton, DC 20008

-V 'ttr*
, November 7, 1980
The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Page 9
'Gods Country' Come Join Us
Miriam, Bob, Anita, Noah,
,J(H'I and Dena are among the
hundreds of new settlers from
Knglish-speaking countries who
now make their homes in the
Galilee region of northern Israel.
They live in a land of beautiful
mountains and forests, of clean
air and safe streets and they are
playing an active role in the
4,000-year-old story of the Jewish
Ancient Safed and 16-year-old
C'armiel are the Galilee towns
which have attracted the greatest
number of Western settlers.
Jews have been living in the
Holy City of Safed for 700 years.
Refugees from the Spanish
Inquisition helped the town
develop into an important center
of commerce and learning and
Safed later became famous as the
canter of Jewish mysticism.
There are about 150 families
from English-speaking countries
in Safed today out of a total
population of 16,000. Most come
from North America, many in the
past year as new housing has
become available. They live in or
near the Old City, in the apart-
ment buildings of South Safed,
and in Kiryat Chabad, the
Lubavitcher Chassidic com-
munity. Many newcomers have
the feeling of being in on the
ground floor as Safed enters a
period of major expansion.
Kleven new apartment buildings
will be completed this year, and
there is a build-yourown home
scheme as well.
Western settlers in Safed work
in medicine, education, business,
science, community work, in-
dustry, the arts and in every
other livelihood. There are a
number of retirees as well. The
government's new economic
policy of cutbacks in the public
sector has affected traditional
areas of employment for Western
immigrants. The biggest em-
ployers in Safed are the regional
hospital and various government
agencies. There is a continuing
local need for health
professionals, accountants,
mechanical engineers, and
electrical technicians. Those with
other skills are advised to think
in terms of self-employment.
Safed is a small town, perhaps
too quiet for some tastes. Yet
many come to avoid the noise and
crowding of the big cities. You
have a chance to get to know
your neighbors and you're able to
walk to nearby stores and offices.
Former American city dwellers
are plesantly surprised at the
everyday occurance of running
into people they know while
walking down the main street.
More than sixty artists and
craftsmen have made Safed's
Artists Quarter a major tourist
attraction and a treat for local
residents. Another Safed at-'
traction is its climate. In sum-
mer. Safed is cool and dry while
the cities of the coast are hot and
humid. In the winter, Safed's
climate is much like Jerusalem.
An English traveler in the 17th
untury described Safed as "a
university of Jews." Safed has
maintained this tradition as a
center of Jewish learning. There
are a number of kolels and
yeshivas for religious study, as
well as a wide array of weekly
study groups who meet with
learned teachers. But while many
Orthodox and Chassidic families
live in Safed, the town is by no
means the preserve of the
religious. Those who are not
observant live free from the
violence over religion which
exists in places like Jerusalem.
Safed's three Community
Centers are very active, spon-
soring Hebrew and Arab classes,
instruction in music, dance and
crafts, and family life discussion
groups. They also host classical
music concerts and art
exhibitions. Other recreational
opportunities include the in-
tricate log playground at nearby
Ayn Zaitim Park, the large
municipal swimming pool, two
commercial cinemas plus the
Good Movie Club at the com-
munity center, an English
library, a selection of restaurants,
and opportunities to hike
through the nearby mountains
and valleys. Commercial services
include a health food store, an
English bookstore, three
pharmacies, a supermarket, a
variety of retail shops, and a
twice-weekly open-air market.
While Safed does not have an
Absorption Center, there is a Beit
Migurim a Jewish Agency
Building offering one and two-
room unfurnished apartments at
nominal rental. According to
regulations, these apartments are
for immigrants who have already
been in Israel for six months, but
exceptions have been made.
Safed Western Settlers, af-
filiated with the Association of
Americans and Canadians in
Israel (AACI), is one group
working to encourage people in
English-speaking countries and
in Israel to come live in Safed and
to help newcomers remain there
(P.O. Box 1198, Safed). Another
helpful resource for newcomers is
Kehillat Shalva, a Conservative
congregation led by Rabbi
Joseph Heckelman (P.O. Box
1195. Safed).
Carmiel is a beautiful town
nestled in the mountains of the
central Galilee "an alpine city
without the snow" as one
resident describes it. While it is a
new town, founded in 1964, the
mosaic floor of an ancient
synagogue has been uncovered at
a nearby archeological site.
Carmiel is a planned com-
munity of beauty and con-
venience. Streets are built to
make it convenient to walk where
you need to go. Where there are
stairs, ramps have been built to
accommodate baby carriages.
The major commercial center is
pedestrians-only shopping mall.
The town was built in three
sections Central, South and
West. Each section contains its
own schools, nurseries, stores,
and synagogues and children
don't have to cross busy streets
to get to school. The three neigh-
borhoods are separated Dy
spacious parks. Carmiel has been
called "a children's paradise"
because of its many inventive
playgrounds with things to climb
on and in.
There are 200 families from
English-speaking countries in
Carmiel out of a total population
of 12,000. This includes 75
families from North America,
with many returning Israelis
among them. 75 families from
England. Overall, the town's
population is half new im-
migrants and half veteran
Israelis. Other major immigrant
groups include 500 families from
Russia and Rumania and 300
families from South America.
Recent years have seen Carmiel's
most rapid growth, with 1,000
new families moving into town in
1979 alone. The tide of new
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settlers, mostly young Israeli
couples from the center of the
country, has absorbed nearly all
of Carmiel's new housing.
Current construction plans wUl
see two new apartment buildings
completed in 1981. Newcomers
interested in Carmiel can find
apartments for rent and second-
hand apartments for sale. There
are still some new apartments
available for large families of four
or more persons.
The nearby industrial area has
been well-planned, with greenery
in and around. Limited to light
industry, the industrial park
today contains 120 places of
employment including 7 large
factories. Clothing and kit -
chenware are among the major
products. Professions regularly
needed by Carmiel industries
include electricians, industrial
engineers, tool and die makers,
and textile industry occupations
such as pattern-makers and
Carmiel's English-speaking
residents work in engineering,
business and government ad-
ministration, finance, education,
commerce and industry. Many
commute to work in Nahariya,
Akko and Haifa.
Carmiel residents are people.
who especially chose to live there.'
They love its clean air and open '
sky, and the feeling of making a
new town grow. Above all,
there's a feeling of friendliness.
People you meet on the street i
may invite you in for coffee and
there's never a lack of someone to
talk to. |
Carmiel offers local residents
much to do. The Carmiel I
Community Center, with two I
branches, offers a wide range of
activities. It hosts the varied
monthly activities of the Carmiel
Western Settlers, the dynamic
local association of English-
speaking immigrants. In ad-
dition, the Center hosts a
monthly cabaret, shows, and
plays. Interest groups at the
Center include folk dancing,
ballet, crafts, and I.amaze
childbirth and parenting classes.
Sports at the Center include
volleyball, basketball, gym-
nastics and yoga, as well as a
Tennis Club with four regulation
courts. Also in town are a Music
Conservatory, soccer field,
swimming pool and movie
theatre. In the summer there are
free open-air concerts in the park.
For higher education or big-city
night life, Haifa is only 45
minutes away and there are buses
to Haifa on Saturday.
Carmiel has two Absorption
Centers and actively seeks new
immigrants. For more in-
formation on Carmiel, contact
Avi Orenstein, Information
Office. Local Council, Carmiel.
In addition to Safed and
Carmiel, there are immigrants
from English-speaking countries
throughout the Galilee. Maalot
and Kiryat Shmona each have
about 30 families. There are 5
families in Hazor and local of-
ficials there are very interested in
attracting more. Galilee kib-
butzim with large English-
speaking communities include
Kfar Blum, Amiad, Kfar Hanasi,
Levi and Ein Dor, home of the
Galilee Grass country music
New settlers in the Galilee
know they are making a very real
I contribution to Israel's security.
The population balance between
Jews and non-Jews in the area is
about even. There is little friction
between the two communities
and Jews and Arabs daily work
side-by-side. Nevertheless, it is
vital for Israel that the region
retain a Jewish majority. and This
fact gives new settlers the
I justified feeling that their
presence is important and does
make a difference.
We look out our windows every
morning, at the beautiful
mountains, at (he Sea of Galilee,
at the ancient land of our an-
cestors, and we 'feel we're living
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The Jewish Floridian ofPineUas County
Friday, November 7,19^
Patterson Guest Speaker
At Temple Beth El
Bar Mitzvah Jewish Day School
The Sunday Morning Break-
fast Forum at Temple Beth El,
St. Petersburg, will have as guest
speaker on November 16 Eugene
Patterson, Editor and President
of the St. Petersburg Times. The
meeting will take place in tht
Rothnan Social Hall. Breakfast
begins at 10 a.m. and the cost is
$2.50 per person. The public is
invited and may attend after
breakfast to hear the speaker.
Patterson grew up on a farm in
Georgia and graduated from the
University of Georgia. He served
with Patton Third Army during
World War II. and was decorated
three times, Mr. Patterson
newspaper career began in 1947
at the Temple (Texas) Daily
Telegram. He joined the United
Press, and served three years as
London bureau chief. Patterson
has worked in executive positions
for the Atlanta Journal and
Constitution, and the
Washington Post. Patterson
joined the St. Petersburg Times
and Congressional Quarterly in
1972, and succeeded the late
Nelson Poynter as chief executive
officer in 1978.
He has won numerous jour-
nalism awards, including the
Pulitzer Prize, the William Allen
White National Award, and nine
honorary degrees from in-
stitutions like Harvard, Duke
and Emory Universities.
Patterson is currently a
member of the Pulitzer Prize
Board, chairman of the board of
Florida Trend Magazine, and of
Modern Media Institute of St.
Petersburg. He served in 1977-78
as president of the American
Society of Newspaper Editors.
The topic of Mr. Pattersons
speech is "Current Issues."
Community Calendar
Saturday, Nov. 8
Hadassah Aliyah Paid Up Membership
Sunday, Nov. 9
JCC Pans Is Out Cast Call 2 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom
Flea Market Temple Beth El Testimonial Dinner for Miriam Ross
- 6:30 a.m. JWV St. Petersbrug Kosher Dinner 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 10
Women's Division UJA Senior Friendship Club Regular Meeting
- 1 p.m. Temple Beth El Adult Education 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom Hebrew Class 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 11
B'nai B'nth Women, Clearwater Board Meeting 8 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood Paid Up Luncheon
Congregation Beth Shalom Men's Club Regular Meeting 1 p.m.
Temple B'nai Israel Board Sisterhood Meeting 10 a.m. -
Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Ladies Auxiliary JWV Clearwater -
Regular Meeting 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Congregation Beth Shalom Board Meeting 8 p.m. Hadassah
Aliyah Eye Bank Luncheon JWV St. Petersburg Regular Meeting
8 p.m. Hadassah Golda Meir Meeting 12:30 Hadassah Aviva
Meeting 8 p.m. Hadassah Shalom Meeting ORT Evening
Chapter. Fashion Show 8 p.m. NCJW Afternoon Board Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 13
JCC Regular Meeting 1 p.m Temple Beth El Torah Class 10
Friday, Nov. 14
Ladies Auxiliary JWV Clearwater Fall Convention 8 p.m. BBYO
Fall Convention
Saturday, Nov. 15
Congregation Beth Shalom Yiddish Square Dance 8 p. m. Gull
Coast Symphony, Dunedin\ Hadassah St. Petersburg Dinner
Sunday, Nov. 16
JCC Avodah Dance 2:30 Temple B'nai Israel Sisterhood Deli
Dinner and Bazzarva.m. Congregation Beth Shalom Breakfast
Temple Beth El Brotherhood Breakfast Gulf Coast Symphony
Monday, Nov. 17
Women's Division UJA-JCC loard Meeting 8 p.m. Senior
Friendship Club Regular Meeting 1 p.m.. Board Meeting 12:30
p.m. Temple Beth El Adult Education 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth
El Sisterhood Board meeting 10 a.m. Congregation Beth
Shalom Hebrew Class 10 a.m. ORT West Wind Chapter Regular
meeting 12y30p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. It
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Congregation^'nai Israel Board Meeting 8 p.m. ORT Evening
Chopter meeting 8 p. m. ORT Afternoon Chapter meeting 1 2:30
p. m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Congregation Beth Chat Sisterhood Meeting 8 p.m. Temple
Beth El Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. Hadassah, Clearwater-Safety
Harbor Meeting 8 p.m. Hadassah Aliyah Board Meeting 9:30
a.m. Hadassah, Goldo Meir Board Meeting 10:30 a.m.
Hodassah, Aviva board meeting 8 p.m. Hadassah, Shalom
boord meeting Hadassah, St. Petersburg Coffee 10 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20
Senior Friendship Club Regular Meeting 1 p.m. Temple Beth El
Torah Class 10 a.m. NCJW Suncoast Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, AZA Shabbat
Ira Slomka
Ira Slomka, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Michael Slomka, was called
to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, November 1 at
Congregation B'nai Israel, St.
Ira is a student in the Pauline
Rivkind Talmud Torah Religious
School and is secretary of the
Kadima Youth Group. He at-
tended Camp Raman in New
England this summer. Ira is in
the eighth grade at Shorecrest
Preparatory School, where he is a
member of the Student Council
and plays on the school's football
and soccer teams. He is also a
member of Little League
Dr. and Mrs. Slomka hosted
the Kiddush following services in
honor of the occasion. A
reception was held in the evening
at the Wine Cellar. Celebrating
with Ira were his grandparents
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Slomka, his
Grandmother Mrs. Reginj
Landes, Uncle Al Gelford and
other friends and relatives from
New York, New Jersey,
Washington D.C.. and California.
Social Club
The Suncoast Jewish Com-
munity Social Club of Clearwater
meets every Wednesday af-
ternoon from 1-4 p.m. in the
Social Hall of Congregation Beth
Shalom. 1325 S. Becher Rd..
Anyone over 50 years old is
welcome. Mah-jong. cards and
other activities are planned. New
members are always welcome.
City of Hope
The Pinellas Chapter of the
City of Hope will hold its next
meeting on Sunday, Nov. 9. at
noon. The meeting will take place
at the home of Mary Accardy,
7516 5th Ave.. N.. St. Peters-
burg. Reservations are a must.
Call 527-6522.
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Rabbi Jacob Luski of
Congregation B'nai Israel in St.
Petersburg came to the Pinellas
County Jewish Day School on
Monday, October 10th, to
present to the students a brief
presentation on Rosh Chodeah
(an observance for the new
Each month a different rabbi
from the Pinellas County Jewish
Community will be invited to the
school in order that the children
become acquainted with the
community rabbis. In addition to
conducting a brief Rosh Chodesh
program for the children, the
rabbis will be telling stories,
leading brief discussions, or
giving a talk or an explanation
about some aspect of Jewish
Maintenance of ongoing
relationships with our com-
munity rabbis is important so as
to develop a positive Jewish
attitude and identity for the
students. In addition to the
monthly visits by the various
rabbis, students are strongly
encouraged to attend religious
services with their families, and
to participate in their
synagogues' youth programs.
The rabbis' participation at
school helps students in reaching
this goal.
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School encourages the entire
community to join in its "Fun 'n
Fitness" program. Sponsored by
Post cereals, the program
provides participating schools
with athletic equipment in return
for the coupons that are collected
from packages of Post cereals,
Log Cabin syrups. Birds Eye
Awake and Orange Plus.
Anyone who uses these brands
is asked to send the "Fun 'n
Fitness" coupons to the Pinellas
County Jewish Dav School, 301
59th Street North, St. Pet*,
burg. Florida 33710.
Students of the pjb^
County Jewish Day School art
lending their vocal support to th.
Annual Youth Aliyah D.Y
sponsored by the St. Petersburg
Chapter of Hadassah on Wed-
nesday, November 19, at 10:30
The students will be presenting
a ten minute performance of
Jewish and Israeli music that
they learned in the schools musk
classes and at daily prayer
Temple Beth El at 400
Pasadena Avenue South is
serving as host for the activity.
The students' performance is at
11 a.m.
First Steps
One of the best books of its
kind is now on sale at the Pinellas
County Jewish Day School. First
Steps: Learning and Living for
Young Jewish Children is written
for parents and teachers of
children age three through eight.
This looseleaf bound book
features activities and source
material for home and school
activities. It is illustrated and
features a glossary of Hebrew
The publisher describes First
Steps as a presentation of
"songs, games, recipes, science
and art experiences and MORE!
for a full year of Jewish learning
and living for young children.''
To receive a copy of First Step
one can send a check for $5.75 to
the Pinellas County Jewish Day
School, 301 59th Street North,
St. Petersburg 33710. Purchasers
should be careful to include their
names and addresses. For
purchases of one book, add
seventy five cents for postage
and handling.
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Friday. November 7,1980
Womens ORT Events
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
The St. Petersburg Afternoon
Chapter of ORT has announced
the following schedule of ac-
tivities for November.
Nov. 1-10. Rummage sale at
3229 Central Plaza (next to
CETA). Mae Mallin chairman
and Evelyn Rosenheim, co-
Nov. 11. Membership Tea will
be held at the South Pasadena
City Hall at 12:30 p.m. Mr.
Gabriel Cazares, former Mayor of
Clearwater, 1975-78. and
presently an account executive
with Dean Witter Reynolds will
speak. His subject: "The Church
of Scientology."
Nov. 21. The- Chapter will
participate in ORT Sabbath
Services as guests of
Congregation B'nai Israel on
Friday night. ORTists will
worship together and Rae
Schuster will deliver the ORT
story. An Oneg Shabbat will
follow the services. Everyone is
West Wind Pacesetters Held Meeting
Yiddish Square Dance
Congregation/ .Beth Sholom,
184454th St. South, Gulfport,
announces through its chairman
of the Adult Study Group. Mrs.
Doris Kushner that a novel
program of Yiddish-calling
square-dancing will take place at
the next session of the Yiddish-
speaking group, Saturday
evening November 15, at 7:30 in
the Social Hall of the synagogue.
This will be entitled "Beth
Sholom Hoe-down" and the well-
known Yiddish Hillbilly, "Manny
Schwartz from Chicago" will do
the calling in Yiddish for the
square dances and will be master
of ceremonies. Conventional and
Israeli music will be presented in
the funfest and will include the
Hora and other ethnic dances.
Refreshments will be served and
an interested public is invited.
The donation is $1.50 per person
and for further information or
advanced reservations, please
call Mrs. Kushner at 343-6256 or
the synagogue office at 321-3380.
Shalom Yiddish Evening
A Yiddish evening program
was presented on Sunday, Oct. 26
in the Social Hall of Beth
Shalom. The program consisted
of Yiddish songs and class
presentations of various learning
activities, which demonstrated
the achievements of the Yiddish
students during the ten weekly
classes during 1980.
The Youth Group participated
with a program of Yiddish songs
by the Youth Choir under the
leadership of Hazzan Meirovich.
There was also an audience sing-
along accompanied by time slides
of the words of Yiddish songs.
Musicians participating in-
cluded Mildred Lewis, Dr.
Norman Lewis and Max Ber-
Miriam Weisbord is the
Yiddish instructor and in charge
of the program.
Another series of elementary
and advanced Yiddish classes is
planned to begin in Jan., 1981.
For further information, contact
Miriam Weisbord at 397-6361 or
the office of Beth Shalom at 531-
Chapter of ORT
The West Wind Chapter of
Womens American ORT in
Clearwater held its opening
meeting of the 1980-81 season
with a paid up luncheon on
Monday, September 22. The
gathering was held at Chief
Charleys Restaurant in Dunedin,
and members were entertained
with a fashion show presented by
Renates Boutique. Shirley
Flamand, of Renates, conducted
the presentation, with members
of the chapter modelling the new
Fall styles. Everyone enjoyed the
showing and the luncheon, and
the large attendance heralded a
great new season.
Beth Shalom
Flea Market
Sisterhood of Beth Shalom will
hold its semi-annual Flea Market
on Sunday, Nov. 9 starting at 9
. a.m. on the Synagogue grounds.
Being offered for sale will be
home baked goods, furniture,
household merchandise, clothing,
nearly new, used and new goods.
The Flea Market is under the
chairmanship of the Rhea
Jewish War Vets
The next regular meeting of
the Paul Surenky Post and
Auxiliary No. 409, Jewish War
Veterans will be held on Tuesday,
Nov. 11, 8 p.m. at the Beth
Shalom Synagogue in Clear-
Veterans Memorial Services
will be held at the Synagogue on
Friday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. The Oneg
Shabbat will be hosted by
members of the Post and
A meeting and get-together of
the Pacesetters of Temple
Ahavat Shalom was held on
Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Palm
State Bank auditorium, Palm
A new musical revue by the
"Players of Pinellas" was
featured. It was written, directed,
and produced by the well known
Young Couples Discussion "B'nai Israel
Group at Temple Beth El Sisterhood
Temple Beth El, 400 Pasadena
Avenue South, So. Pasadena, is
sponsoring a Young Couples
Discussion Group, beginning on
Monday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., in
the Social Hall at the Temple.
This is the trial run for this
type of group at the Temple, and
will hopefully grow so that
continuing group meeting can
follow. The discussions are
planned to stimulate and arouse
awareness about many topics
related to Jewish life and identity
specifically to appeal to young
Jewish families.
The topic of the first meeting
will be "The Jewish Approach to
Death, Dying, and Mourning,"
led by Rabbi Robert Kirzner, the
new assistent Rabbi at Temple
Beth El. Attendance is open to
anyone interested and all input is
welcome. Refreshments will be
For more information about
this informative and interesting
discussion, please contact Rabbi
Robert Kirzner at 347-6136.
Book Fair
In honor of Jewish Book
Month, the Pauline Rivkind
Talmud Torah of Cong. B'nai
Israel. 301 59th St. N., St.
Petersburg held a Jewish Book
Fair during the week of Oct. 13-
23. The children were able to do
some early Hanukkah shopping
and choose from a wide variety of
books of Jewish content available
or "children of all ages." Pic-
tures show the children reading
and purchasing their books.

For the seventh year, the
Sisterhood of Temple B'nai
Israel, Clearwater will be active
in their community project of
hearing screening for pre-school
children of Upper Pinellas
Ida Michels, Director of the
Department of Communicative
Disorders at Morton Plant
Hospital, will start training
volunteers on October 29. Four
hours of orientation are
Last year, the Sisterhood
members visited 24 schools,
tested 1100 children, and found
55 who had hearing problems.
This project has proven to be a
most worthy one.
Dr. Shiloh
to Speak
The Beth Shalom adult
education program will present
Dr. Ailon Shiloh at their next
breakfast, on Nov. 16, 1980 at 10
a.m. Dr. Shiloh is the head of the
department of Anthropology at
University of South Florida and
his topic for discussion will be
"What Next in the Middle East."
Reservations are requested in
advance to assure adequate
seating. Tickets are $2 and can be
obtained from the office at Beth
Shalom, 1325 S. Belcher St.,
Mildred Lewis and included
singers and dancers from 16 to
70, plus a great three piece
combo. This is the sixth year for
the "Players of Pinellas" whose
members raise funds for retarded
citizens. They are sponsored by
the "Resident Home Associ-
ation" and "Reach Out"
Program of UPARC.
A viva Group of Hadassah
The A viva Group of Hadassah,
the only local evening group, will
hold its next general meeting on
Nov. 12, at the home of Irma
Marlis, 6870 12th Ave. N., St.
Petersburg. Members are asked
to bring items for a garage sale to
be held at the Marlis home on
Sunday, Nov. 16 and Monday,
Nov. 17. Items will be tagged and
priced at the meeting.
For further information call
Beth Shalom Mens Club
The fall meeting of the Beth
Shalom Mens Club was held on
Tuesday evening, Oct. 21. On the
agenda was a discussion of the
forthcoming family style Kosher
dinner prepared by caterer Jay
Fishman and his associates Alex
Joffe and Joe Stern.
Coming events for the near
future were also discussed. In
addition, there was a special
presentation by Alex Joffe of the
newest slides of Israel, depicting
various locales, places of history,
interesting people, customs, and
current events.
Golda Meir Hadassah
The Golda Meir Group of
Hadassah will celebrate Jewish
Book Month at the next meeting,
Wednesday, November 12. The
meeting will be held in the
Upham Room of the St. Peters-
burg Beach City Hall, 7701 Boca
Ciega Drive, at noon. A book
review will be given by Rabbi
Jacob Luski.
Due to a prior commitment, it
is necessary that Rabbi Luski be
first on the agenda. The regular
The next regular meeting of
the Hadassah Shalom Group will
take place on Wednesday, Nov.
12, at 12:30 p.m. at the Jewish
Community Center. The meeting
will commemorate Jewish Book
Month, and Rabbi Jacob Luski
will be the guest speaker. His
topic is "Thoughts on Jewish
Book Month." There will also be
a celebration of Hadassah Israel
Education Service. Refreshments
will be served.
order of business will follow, with
refreshments closing the
Friendship Club
The Senior Friendship Club of
the Jewish Community Center is
planning a New Year Party for
January 1,1981.
There will be a kosher sit down
dinner and free set ups. The party
will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner
will be served at 6 p.m.
Entertainment and music for
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The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Friday, November 7
Students Visit Israel
Continued from Page 1 -
desert to blossom. Now, his
dream is turning into reality.
To begin our stay at Sde
Boker, we woke up at 3:30 a.m..
had a snack and began our day.
We went on a half-hour ride to
where we were to begin our climb.
It took us 1 '-I hours to reach the
top of the mountain. As the sun
was rising, we dovind Shocreit,
ate breakfast chocolate, sand-
wiches, tomatoes and olives.
Nothing like waking up and
pouring a bowl of cereal. We
started down the mountain about
8:15 it was really getting hot.
About 9:45 we came to a water
hole. It felt good to jump in the
water. After we swam, we walked
about 20" minutes, loaded the
buses and went back to Sde
Boker. We had a two-hour rest
period and then went on another
climb through other mountains.
The ending of field school was
waking up at 1 a.m. and going to
Masada. We got there early
enough to watch the sun rise. We
had a tour of the top of the
Masada. It was very interesting
since there were so many remains
from so long ago. We dovind at
the same synagogue as the
Zealots dovind in, almost 2,000
years ago.
We went back to Jerusalem for
the remainder of the summer.
Before I knew it, we were on the
bus on our way back to the
airport. .
I hope everyone gets the
chance to visit Israel. It's one
experience you will never forget!
Jon Fleece
Going to Israel this summer
with U.S.Y. has been one of the
best experiences of my life. Those
six weeks broadened my know-
ledge of the Jewish religion and
gave me a different perspective of
the country.
1 had visited Israel four years
ago with my family. However,
four years ago, I went as a
tourist, not as a Jew. Being with
the U.S.Y. Pilgrimage gave me
the opportunity to feel that I was
really a part of the country.
For example, I visited the
Western Wall many times during
my stay. Instead of attending
formal services at a synagogue, a
group of us would go to the Kotel
on Shabbat for morning services.
The atmosphere was one of total
devotion to the Jewish religion.
It gave me a feeling of comfort
and belonging as well as pride. I
wish I could capture this same
feeling and be as motiviated to
pray here at home, as I was
standing in front of the Kotel.
As I was traveling through
Israel, I felt a part of the struggle
Israeli citizens live with. Seeing
soldiers walk along the street
with loaded M-16s or oozie
machineguns made me clearly
realize what life is like sur-
rounded by enemies, and that
without tight security, Israel
could not exist.
Our group traveled throughout
the country. Our itinerary in-
cluded four days at field school
near the Jordanian border. At
field school we woke up as early
as 2 and 3 a.m. to hike for four or
five hours through the Judean
wilderness. Thinking back on my
experiences, I rojist say that this
was one of the highlights of my
trip. I could really picture what
the land looked like thousands of
years ago. It was an interesting
contrast to the green, cultivated
land of modern Israel.
In conclusion, I must say that
being on U.S.Y. Pilgrimage has
matured me in many ways and
has inspired me to become a
better Jew. Because I had been to
Israel before, I was not en-
thusiastic about going, but now
that I m home, I can look back on
the best summer of my life and I
encourage all U.S.Y.-era to make
their pilgrimage to Israel.
Heidi Fein man
Oh come let us welcome Sweet
Sabbath Queen.'
The cobbler abandoned his awl
and his thread.
The tailor's brisk needle now
sleeps in its bed.
Father has bathed, washed his
hair, and he says
Sweet Sabbath is near.
Sweet Sabbath is here.
Oh come let us welcome Sweet
Sabbath Queen.'
The storekeeper locked and
bolted his store.
The teamster unbridled his
horse at the door.
The secton runs hither and
thither and says:
The sun sets in the sky.
Sweet Sabbath is nigh.
Oh come let us welcome Sweet
Sabbath, the Queen!
The white-bearded Cantor hast
hastened along
To welcome the Sabbath with
blessing and song
Dear mother is lighting the
candles and prays
Day of holiness, rest,
Forever be blest,
Oh come let us welcome Sweet
Sabbath, the Queen!
As the week came to a close, a
certain feeling used to blow with
the breeze. The stores closed
early and everyone was happy-
You could tell Shabbat was
This was the general feeling we
all possessed every Friday while
in Israel this past summer. The
Sabbath meant a time to rest, a
time to pray and a time to study
As we gathered together for Kab-
balat Shabbat. I could feel Israel.
Of all the Shabbats we en-
countered on Pilgrimage, the
most moving and beautiful was
my last Shabbat in Eretz Yisroel.
As always, we all joined together,
the women lighting the Sabbath
candles. From there, we moved to
our Sanctuary and began
davening the Kabbalat Shabbat.
Because it was our last Shabbat,
the emphasis was placed on
Israel and friendship. The
beautiful poems made everything
fit together.
We paused in our services to
sit down for dinner. Afterwards,
we danced and sang to bring in
the Sabbath Bride.
The Birkat Hamazon was re-
cited and we left for the Kotel.
Because the walk was quite long,
we had time to think about what
we had seen all summer, and how
it affected ourselves as Jews.
Everything was Shabbat.
There were fewer cars, no open
stores. It was quiet and serene.
As I walked, I felt. holy. To be
in the land of our forefathers and
experience the same as they did
thousands of years ago, gave a
sense of awe.
After we reached the Wall, we
began the memorable service, the
Bat Mitzvah of one of our
Pilgrims. She had decided in the
beginning of the trip that she
wanted to perform this Jewish
ritual and had practiced all
Because we were men and
women praying together, we
stood behind the partition and
recited the service with each
other, despite the looks of many
of the orthodox.
As our friend recited her
Haftorah portion we became sur-
rounded by many people, them-
selves celebrating a Simcha.
When the ceremony was finished,
we were surprised to see Rabbi
Shlomo Carlbach and have him
bless us all. It was a very moving
experience for not only the Bat
Mitzvah but also for the rest of
This was only one of the six
Shabbats weeks encountered in
Israel and each one was uni,.
On behalf of the 1980 PUgrJ.
is my pleasure to express our
deep appreciation for your .
tribution which made this pn
grimage possible.
Editor's Note: Debbie Miller
on behalf of the four student!
was a guest at a Jewish Fed!
eration Board of Directori
meeting, at which time she
reported on her experiences is
Israel, and the deep under-
standing that she now possesses
of the importance of the partner-
ship between Jews of the
Diaspora and Israel. Reva Kent,
President of the Federation, upon
the conclusion of Debbie's report,
promised on behalf of the
Federation to continue its finan-
cial support of this very worth-
while program of the United
Synagogue Youth.
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