The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County

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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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Fred K. Shochet
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Off Pinellas County
Volume 1 Number 16
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, November 21,1980
Price 10 Cents
'Hate Mongers' on Canadian Radio | Iranian Jew 0n ****
Rational Joint Community
elations Committee of the
Canadian Jewish Congress and
I'nai B'rith have protested to the
Canadian Radio, Television and
JVIccipinmunications Commission
(CRTC) about the number of
radio stations which have placed
their "hot-line" or "open mike"
programs at the disposal of a
small self-styled Ku Klux Klan
unit in Toronto.
The protest, in the form of a
Reva Kent to be
Honored Bee. 10
Members of the Clearwater
safety Harbor Chapter of
ladassah will gather to celebrate
it their annual Presidents Lun-
heon on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at
Ihe Helleview Biltmore Country
Club, Clearwater. Reva Kent will
be honored on that occasion.
The Chapter's past presidents
re honored on alternate years at
his event. Mrs. Kent, chapter
president from 1962-63, was an
utstanding president, and has
Inceasingiy continued her efforts
In behalf of Hadassah and Israel.
Bhe has served as vice president
\l the Florida Region of
ladassah, and as West Coast
hairwoman of the Florida
Region. She was awarded the
Myrtle Wreath for her contribu-
tions to Hadassah. In addition,
Irs. Kent has served in the
federation of Temple Sister-
oods, Israel Bonds, and the
.'nitI'd Jewish Appeal. She is
urrently the president of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
A fashion show, with clothes
prom Jacobsons will also be
presented. The models will be the
wives of our local Rabbis, the
Women Presidents of our
Temples and Synagogues, as well
as the Presidents of ORT, B'nai
B'rith and the Womens Division
of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County.
Tickets are S25 for Patrons,
$15 for Contributors. Reserva-
tions are by check only. Call
Alyce Rodich at 461-2668 by Dec.
The Jewish Federaion of Pinellas County will relocate their
offices. Effective Dec. 1,1980 their new address will be:
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County
302 Jupiter Ave., South
Clearwater, Fla. 33515
memorandum, noted that some of
the stations which provided air
time for KKK representatives
were CHIN and CKEY in
Toronto, CKOC in Hamilton and
CHEX in Peterborough, all in the
province of Ontario. In at least
one instance, a talk show on
CKEY with a KKK represen-
tative was rebroadcast to
Western Canada on a hook-up
and calls were received from
Western Canadian points, the
memorandum noted.
memorandum, CHOK in Sarnia
was so encouraged by its open
line interview with a KKK
representative "that, three days
later it scheduled an avowed neo-
Nazi, Martin Weiche of London,
Ontario, to appear on the same
program." The show was can-
celled, however, because of
Radio station owners, their
aides and lawyers contended that
the interviews complied with free
speech. The memorandum agreed
that "As a community and as
Canadians we can flourish best in
an open society which enjoys
political democracy and freedom
of speech and discussion.
"This does not, however, mean
giving license to propagandists
to disseminate hatred between
various classes of citizens and
non-citizens. That is the road to
debasement of the political
THE memorandum concluded
by noting that "the radio
stations hold their licenses as a
public trust. We appeal to the
Commission to ensure that this
trust is lived up to in a
responsible manner."
A similar point was made by
Rabbi Jordan Pearl son, chairman
of the National Joint Community
Relations Committee, who
presented the memorandum to
the CRTC. He told CRTC
members that no radio station
would be permitted to let a drug
addict give explicit instructions
on how to use narcotics, yet hate
mongers are allowed free rein on
the talk shows.
\Communitu Educational Dau
'Why is This Day Different'
A Women's Community
IKducational Day, "Why is this
day different," will be presented
Ion Jan. 12, 1981 at a mid-county
IJocation soon to be announced.
IThis will be the first event
Sponsored by the newly formed
I Women's Council of Presidents.
[Susan Diner and Marilyn Katz
are planning seminars on topics
Q' great interest to today's
After registration and a
continental breakfast, the
PPeakers will focus on leadership
framing, cults and anti-
kemitism, and other topics that
"feet the Jewish woman. Brief
out informative presentations by
various Jewish organizations in
Pur community will follow the
Spying for the U.S.?
PARIS (JTA) An Iranian Jew, who was editor
of the French language newspaper, Journal de Teheran,
went before a revolutionary court in Teheran's Evin
Prison on charges of spying for the United States, ac-
cording to reports reaching here.
THE JEW, Simon Farzami, 67, was reported
arrested because of documents found in the U.S. Em-
bassy. The newspaper, Kayhan, said that after the Em-
bassy was seized, shredded documents put together
showed Farzami had given secret information to U.S.
Farzami is also charged with providing information
about the identity of Palestinian officials in Iran and of
having made frequent visits to the United States and
Europe, Kayhan said. Farzami is a French-educated law-
yer in addition to being a journalist. His newspaper
ceased publication shortly after the Iranian revolution
last year.
More Attacks In Paris
PARIS (JTA) Two Jewish schoolboys were
attacked and seriously beaten up last week in Marseilles.
Police arrested two of the four assailants and said the
incident was the result of a street fight. But local Jewish
sources said the boys were beaten up because they wore
yarmulkes and were openly asserting their Jewishness.
Two of the attackers are of Algerian origin.
POLICE SOURCES said the two Jewish youths,
aged 16 and 17, were leaving the Jewish high school,
Yavneh, in one of the city's working class districts when
they got into an argument with four other boys. They
rapidly came to blows and one of the Jewish boys was
badly beaten and had to undergo surgery for a fractured
In another incident, a Jewish doctor's car was blown
up on a Paris street. The doctor said he had received no
threats and has no enemies. Police said they have no clues
for the time being.
luncheons keynote speaker. Diner, 631-2324, or Marilyn riatz
For more information, call Sue at 595-9716.
Invites you to
join the inauguration of it's first mini mission to the Jewish
community. See how your Combined Jewish Appeal dollars
work. See and talk to agency directors. See how your community
functions. See the Jewish Agencies at work
Fare: $5.50 per person
(includes all land transportation and lunch)
Date: Monday, December 1,1980
Time: 9 a.m. flight departure
Place: Departures from 302 S. Jupiter Avenue
Clearwater and 8167 Elbow Lane, No. St. Petersburg.
9:30 Coffee and Conversation
10:00 Special Film Presentation
10:30 Gulf Coast Family Services
11:30 Jewish Community Center-St. Petersburg
12:00 Visit Congregation Dining facilities
12:15 Lunch with Senior Citizens
1:30 Visit New Jewish Day School
2:30 Summation
3:00 Return Home
For additional information call:
381-2373 (Transportation Terminal)
734-3034 (Elaine Wolstein, Co-Pilot)
596-5646 (Judy Winer, Co-Pilot)
No Solicitation of Funds
Committees for Mini-Mission
Chairperson: Elaine Wolstein, Judy Winer
Publicity: Linda Bialow, Goldie Wilks
Congregate Dining: Joanne Bokor
Transportation: Snerrie Richman
Hospitality: Ann Kanaha
Jewish Day School: Carol Rubin, Helen Phillips

Page 2
The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Friday, November 21,
We Are Asking Forgiveness
That was the headline in a
Bonn, Germany newspaper that
greeted ''a group of Jewish
visitors', born in that city and
who had fled Germany before
World War II. Two couples from
St. Petersburg, Irving and Ellen
Bernstein and Max and Estelle
Halley, were among that group.
The occasion was the 30th
Beethoven Festival, and the Ger-
man government, with the city of
Bonn had invited all Jewish born
citizens of Bonn and their
spouses for an all expense paid
trip back to their former home.
One hundred-fourteen people
from 12 different countries
The purpose of the trip,
according to Mrs. Bernstein, was
so the government could "make
amends for the horrors of the
past," and show the visitors the
"new Germany." The journey,
which began Sept. 21, 1960,
stirred up old fears and new
hopes among the participants.
Both Mrs. Bernstein, who left
Germany in 1938, and Mr.
Halley, who fled in 1933, recalled
the apprehension and resentment
they felt, but at the same time
the excitement of seeing their
homeland again, and the possi-
bility of renewing friendships
with people they had known so
many years ago.
Mrs. Bernstein was reunited
with relatives from South
America, Israel, and the United
States, all of whom had fled
Bonn. She had the thrill of
meeting a former teacher of hers,
now 80 years old, who had come
from Israel, and 9 of her former
schoolmates. One of them was a
Holocaust survivor who Mrs.
Bernstein thought had perished.
She came, she said, because "we
cannot teach our children to hate
forever." Mrs. Bernstein also had
the pleasure of seeing an aunt of
hers, now 86, who resides in
Both Mrs. Bernstein and Mr.
Halley visited the new synagogue
in Bonn. For Mr. Halley it was a
bittersweet experience, for as he
was holding the Torah in the new
small synagogue, he remembered
the day of his own Bar Mitzvah
in the same city. That syna-
gogue, 100 years old, was
destroyed by fire on Nov. 10,
1938, and with it, the spirit of
what was a large, viable Jewish
The new synagogue is small,'
about 108 people, whereas the old
congregation, before the Nazi era,
numbered about 1,500. The con-
gregation of today is made up of
all elderly people, and Mr. Bern-
stein believes that it will take
several generations, if ever, for
the Jewish people to regain then-
stature in the community.
During their visit, the Halleys
and the Bemsteins took part in ,
the 800th Anniversary of the '
Jewish community in Bonn. The
activities commemorating the
occasion were sponsored in part
by the Christian-Jewish Friend-
ship Council.
This, in effect illustrates the
goal of the German government
in organizing this trip for former
Jewish citizens of Bonn. They |
wined and dined the group, they
wanted to show them there is a
new German v. and they want
forgiveness from their victims.
Yet, even though attitudes have
softened, and he is glad to have
participated in such a thrilling
and emotional experience, Mr.
Halley believes that "as Jews, we
must always be on the alert for
the forces which would like to
repeat history. It is of the great-
est importance that all children
be told of the Holocaust so that it
may never be forgotten."
Because the Jewish people are
one, and because there is a
partnership that stretches across
the oceans, the participants in
this trip decided to show their
oneness with the Jewish people in
Bonn in a positive way. They
offered Tzedakah, which will be
used for new Yarmulkas and
prayer books for the little shul in
Bonn that they had just visited.
NCJW Celebrates
Jewish Book Month
The St. Petersburg Section of
the NCJW will be celebrating
Jewish Book Month at their
meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 26,
at 12 noon at the Jewish Com-
munity Center, Elbow Lane &
Park St.
Rabbi Robert Kirzner of
Temple Beth El will review
Gerald Green's newest novel,
"Chain." The author will be
remembered by his best seller
"The Last Angry Man." "Chain"
is a very exciting tale about three
generations of a Jewish family in
Brooklyn, N.Y., who were in-
volved with facets of strike
breaking in the early days of
clothing manufacturing, unions,
bootlegging during Prohibition,
and racketeering from their
early beginning as immigrants,
to the height of their achievement
in the "Goldene Medina"
For refreshments com-
memorating the Chanukah
season due early in December,
the traditional potato latkes and
trimmings, a treat for those
present, will be served.
Saving Lives, Building a Nation
The Jewish Federaion of Pinellas County will relocate their
offices. Effective Dec. 1,1980 their new address will be:
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County
302 Jupiter Ave., South
Clearwater, Fla. 33615 s>
(The Combined Jewish Appeal Road)
To The Negev Settlement of Nevateem
This story describes a program in Israel supported by funds
realized in our CJA /Federation campaign. A large number of
other programs are also supported by the annual campaign,
including many facilities and services in our community.
They came with their Torah.
They had nothing else.
Forty-eight families from
Cochin, India traders, shop-
keepers, small businessmen
came to Nevateem in the empty
Negev desert in 1955 bearing
only scrolls of the Law in shining
silver cases.
These men and women who
had never farmed were returning
to the land to plant crops and
build new lives. Their initial goal
was simply to stay alive.
Since the time of Abraham and
the Twelve Tribes of Ancient
Israel, no one had lived on the
site of Nevateem, no crops had
grown. The British officially
designated the area as "unin-
habitable." In 1947, small groups
of courageous settlers tested life
in Nevateem. Unable to develop a
viable community and to defend
themselves during the War of In-
dependence, they fled. Nothing
but a few hovels remained.
It was to these deserted houses
with open holes for windows and
doors that the Cochiners came.
The structures were roofless,
with sand two feet deep covering
the floors and climbing the walls
as if to bury them. No one had set
foot in Nevateem for seven years.
Sleeping Outdoors
There was no road, electricity,
running water or fuel for cooking.
There were no phones, beds or
tables; no grass, bushes, flowers
or trees. The people from Cochin
slept outdoors, unsheltered. A
cloth was spread to protect the
"I was seven years old the
day we came to Nevateem,"
Daniel Abraham remembers.
"The first thing we did was to
organize a work detail. The work
was to kill snakes. After that, we
dug out-door latrines. It was as
hot as it is today, 120 degrees.
"Our parents tried to farm.
They didn't know how. The sand
was too salty and killed whatever
we planted. The only water was
from wells. There was never
enough for irrigation. We were
unable to earn a living. The
Jewish Agency supported the
whole community for years.
"Sometimes the men went to
work building roads. A few tried
to sell things on the streets and in
the marketplace in Beersheba.
They made a pruta, a penny at a
Preview for '81
The Adult Education Com-
mittee of Congregation Beth
Shalom of Clearwater is proud to
announce that they will present
singer, actor, entertainer Her-
schel Fox on Saturday, Jan. 10,
1981 at 8 p.m. Using his cantonal
radio and M.C. experience, and
working fluently in English.
Yiddish and Hebrew, Herschel
Fox performs in a variety of
styles, including traditional
Yiddish, Israeli, Hassidic,
Broadway, Cantorial and Jewish
novelty materials.
Fox's appearance has been
arranged through the JWB
Lecture Bureau, and will be a
two-hour variety entertainment
program. Donations for this
performance are $5 per person,
and for patrons $25 per couple,
which will include reserved seats!
For further information call 531-
"Finally Levi Eshkol, the
Prime Minister, gave up hope. He
said that it would be better to
keep us all in some kind of hotel
than to invest any more money in
this settlement.
"The government asked us to
leave the land, but our parents
refused. They loved the land and
they taught us to love it too."
"Our parents wanted us to
learn," says Shimon Itzhak.
"When they didn't have food for
themselves, when the children
were needed to work and to earn
money, they made us go to
school. We went to agricultural
trade schools. When we came out,
we knew something. We were
fourteen, fifteen years old and we
took matters into our own hands.
"We planted cotton, peanuts,
onions, tomatoes. We taught our
fathers, mothers and sisters what
to do. Everyone worked in the
fields, proving to the authorities
that all we needed was will power
and water and the land would be
like gold.
First Crope in 1960
"Everything was done
together, no one person waa
higher than another. And we suc-
ceeded. In 1980, five years after
we came, the first crops were
sold. As soon as one family saw
that another could make some-
thing of the land, they all began
to realize they could succeed
In 1962, with food on their
tables, the people of Moshav
Nevateem could afford to begin
construction of their homes.
Family by family, they moved to
individual homes from the 24
square meter huts where five,
even ten, people lived together in
one room. There was still no run-
ning water, no electricity, no gas
for cooking, and no telephones.
The first orchards were planted
that same year, and the following
year the National Carrier was put
into operation, a system of
underground pipes bringing
water from Lake Kinneret
hundreds of miles south to the
Negev Desert. Moshav
Nevateem's orchards flourished.
Among the produce of the har-
vest were the first apricots in
the history of modern Israel to be
exported to Europe.
The moshav was connected to
the country's electric grid in
1965. For Daniel Abraham and
the other children brought to
Israel from India, it was the first
time they had electricity in their
homes. Daniel Abraham was
seventeen years old.
Suzanne Schechter
Greenhouses were built and the I
people of Nevateem entered the
flower growing business in 1968. i
Within ten years, the business
was bringing in annual receipts of
$1.5 million dollars.
In 1975, 20 years after the
people from Cochin immigrated
to I srael carrying their Torah, the
first telephones were installed in
the homes of Nevateem. An
infant boy born during the
journey to Nevateem had grown
into a man of twenty, married,
and waa a father himself.
Today, the economy of
Nevateem is based on ground
crops, greenhouse flowers, and i
growing poultry business started
in 1979. The original 48 familial
have multiplied to 93. There an
512 people in the community, 250
of them under the age of 18. In
the 25 years of Nevateem, no
Cochiner has left the moshav to
live elsewhere. No one has moved
to another town or city, kibbutz
or moshav. No one has left to live
abroad. Nevateem remains as one
extended family.
Tribal in their cohesivenes,
their self-discipline, and col-
lective will to endure, the resi-
dents of Nevateem are a distinc-
tive people. Physically, they an
small, but the people of the
moshav say "they walk tall." Al-
though they have delicate bone
structure, the people are fond of
saying, "nothing can break our
bones'', because there is '' spirit in
our marrow."
At the center of Nevateem
there is a synagogue without
offices, a gift shop, a kitchen.or*
banquet hall. There are no acti-
vity rooms or telephones. It is I
place to pray. When the Ark i
opened, there is not one Torah,
but ten.
These Torahs hold the secret of
the people of Nevateem. The ten
Torahs were carried one by one as
groups of Cochiners came to
Israel. The dreams of these in-
domitable people are held toget-
her by the knot that ties the
Torah to the people, to the land,
and to Israel, by the Jewish life-
line of the COMBINED JEW
ISH APPEAL that stretches out
to all Jews who need help every-
Support the
Combined Jewish Appeal-
Federation Campaign
^^h^^^h dVaa* ^ ^aV ^*e
The children of Nevateem carry on the traditions of hard wc*
and community effort. Pears are only one of the many product*
exported___________ '

iFriday, November 21,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 3
From the Rabbi's Desk
Jr. Sam Segal was honored with a cocktail party and plaque
Presented to him by Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service on Nov.
I. Dr. Segal, of St. Petersburg, was honored for the countless
tours of dedicated service he has provided to the elderly, to
fhildren and to families in need of medical attention. The event
vas held at the home of Harry Green, member of the Executive
Voard of Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service.
Every sermon, sermonette or
column is designed to touch the
hearts, quicken the spirits and
stiumulate the thoughts of
This column too has its goal to
reach a reading congregation
through quip and humor. It is
stripped of religious phraseology,
allusions to deity and all the con-
ventional trappings.
What then makes it spiritual
and religious?
The justification for this
column is that the string of com-
ments on life, values and the
affairs of human beings makes us
pensive and reflective even as it
brings a smile to our faces..
What follows is a selection of
brief comments on the events of
the day, reactions to happenings
that appeared elsewhere. I take
the liberty of reproducing them
here for your entertainment and
Profile On
Charles Ehrlich
Charles Ehrlich comes by hia
commitment to the Jewish ideal
jht from the cradle. Born in Is-
inbul during World War II, to
arents who survived the Holo-
caust, and smuggled into Israel,
liis earliest recollections are of
(family discussions of life in
Poland, and the events leading
lip to his arrival in America at the
ge of eight.
He is concerned about the
Complacency of the American
Jewish community. In Germany
and Poland, he says. "We were
kery secure and thought nothing
Could happen."
Today, Lhrlich follows a busy
bchedul*. In addition to his law
practice, he is vice president of
Jewish Federation of Finellas,
ind of the Jewish Community
inter, and has undertaken the
lob of chairman of the Lawyers'
pivision for the 1981 campaign.
Fhrlich's early years were
toent in New Jersey where he
attended school and the con-
Krvative synagogue founded
there by his father. He then went
to Stetson in St. Petersburg
OUT Aids
Soviet Jewry
Women's American Ort has t
[longstanding commitment tc
I action on behalf of Soviet Jewry
Presently, there is a critical im-
passe that has developed in the
[current emigration situation. The
[number of Jews being allowed to
I leave the Soviet Union this year
I has been drastically cut, 50
percent and more below the
comparable period of last year.
I Harassment of Refuseniks con-
It inues, severe in selective cases,
[while harsh and narrow defini-
tions of "kinship" have ef-
fectively stifled the enormous
number of applicants seeking to
[escape from the confines and re-
striction of Soviet life.
I u ^l' Pet*rsburg evening
lMPTt?r f Women'8 American
|OKT is encouraging its members
[to send a Hanukah card to their
IKefusenik family. Their objective
|is to buoy up the morale of the
Ihefuseniks and to alert Soviet
[authorities to the depth of their
[awareness and concern. The St.
imersburg evening chapter of
l/\AU confirms their own com-
Tmtment to the general struggle
r ,ree Soviet Jewry. The mobili-
^aj'on of their membership will
"e'p strengthen this campaign.
Yakov Iosifovich Goikman
Chernovtsky, Ukrainian,

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Charles Ehrlich
where he achieved his law degree,
and met his wife Jacquelyn, who
was a student at Eckerd College
by way of St. Louis. They fell in
love with each other as well as
with the area, and settled here.
Upon graduation from Stetson,
Ehrlich became a prosecutor in
the State Attorney's office, and
then went into private practice.
He feels that it is important for
us to "help each other out," and
to further the goals of our people
"education, Torah, and love of
our fellow humans. The way you
keep these ideals going is
through a strong Jewish com-
In discussing what he terms
"the Hidden Yodden Pheno-
mena," Ehrlich has no "pat
answers." He feels we must in-
volve those we can reach, and
through their activity, involve
Relaxation for the Ehrlich
family means sailing, and raising
English thoroughbred show
horses. His wife and daughter
both ride, and Jessica, who is 6'/j,
is already a champion jumper.
He is excited about the en-
thusiasm evidenced so far for the
1981 campaign. With a goal of
one million dollars, he expects
that in the coming year "we will
turn the corner. If we reach our
goal we will have a lot more pro-
gram and a lot more community
Mr. Ehrlich is president-elect
of the Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County and will as-
sume his position at the next
annual meeting. He will succeed
the incumbent president Mr.
Gerald Colen.
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas Co. will have a new address
effective Dec. 1,1980. Please send all correspondence to
Jewish Floridian of Pinellas Co.
302 Jupiter Ave., South
Clearwater, Fla. 33515
Due to a mistake in labeling the Howard John-
son's Coffee Brandy Ice Cream in prepackaged
pint containers bears a "K" symbol. Please be
advised that this flavor is not under supervision
2 and is not Kosher.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may
have caused.
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Rabbi Morris Chapman
prayerful consideration.
The high cost of funerals poses
a serious problem for mortals.
They can afford neither to live
nor to die.
There is heated competition for
skeletons now in short supply.
Currently th.y are doom of
Despite best New Year in-
tentions, people seem to manifest
little self-improvement.
The trouble may 11s in too
many resolutions and not enough
Doctors insist a proper diet
prolongs life.
It adds years to life and life to
The report that mortality hit a
new low is distorted.
Statistically and realistically,
the rate remains constant: one
per person.
Shifting the burden of Social
Security taxes to low-income
workers is self-defeating.
Soaking the poor is not cal-
culated to wring oat much in
liquid assets.
Scientists testify that the
medical benefits of saccharin out-
weigh its risks.
In truth, sweet are the uses of
A hospital patient who was
charged $26 for a spoonful of
cough syrup protested
It was too batter a oil to
That the U.S. is largely a
nation of immigrants is a huge
Immigration is ths ssaestast
form of flattery.
The Administration's proposal
for a new health insurance plan to
include uniform fees for doctors is
They are already uniform
uniformly high and excessive.
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Friday. November 21, i9)J
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Friday, November 21,1980
Volume 1
13 KISLEV 5741
Number 16
Unity in Common Cause
The latest CBS-New York Times poll indicates
that at least as many Jewish voters cast their ballots
tor President Carter as for President-Elect Reagan
We have no way of knowing how accurate that this
is, especially since the polls were almost uniformly
wrong about everything in the nation's elections last
But the CBS-New York Times survey does
remind us of one thing at least that can not be
contested. And that is that there were many Jewish
leaders and many Jewish voters generally, on both
sides of the contest.
We trust that, with the voting now over, unity
will return to the politically polarized Jewish com-
munity for the more important business of our
nation, our state and our cities during the next four
years under President-Elect Reagan.
Of particular significance is the suddenly
ascendant role claimed for itself during this coming
time period by the "new right," which has already
attacked Mr. Reagan and Vice President-Elect
George Bush on their more "moderate" approach to
such controversial issues as right-to-life, abortion
and prayer in the schools.
The "new right," as did the old right and Nazi
movements, feeds upon the discontent and alienation
of middle class and blue collar elements who suffer
most from a chaotic social and economic system.
Sucesses in dealing with inflation, high taxation]
rampant crime and such ancillary divisive issues as '
national defense and immigration will have to be
scored by the new administration if there is to be a
reversing of the growth of the "new right."
It is therefore in the interest of the American
Jewish community to develop an agenda and
establish priorities for an economically healthy and
crisis-free nation if it is to avoid the likely excesses
that a successful "new right" will enjoy under less
happy circumstances.
Jews would, by the very nature of their exposed
social, political and economic status within the com-
munity at large, stand to suffer first and most should
they fail to unite now that the elections are over and
once again to join hands in common cause.
Chalk Talk at JCC
Marilyn Hirsh, noted
children's author, will be the
special quest at the annual
community Chanukah party and
Jewish Book Fair on Sunday,
Dec. 7, 1980 at the JCC of
Pinellas Co.
Schedule of events: 11 a.m. -
Chalk Talk by Hirsh for children.
Noon, special Chanukah project
for children done with NCJW. At
1 p.m., refreshments served,
including Chanukah latkes, cake,
fruit and beverages.
At 2 p.m. Chalk Talk for
adults and another Chanukah
project with NCJW. 3 p.m. -
Chalk Talk by Hirsh for children.
3:45 p.m. Chanukah can-
dlelighting ceremony, conducted
by Rabbi Michael Chamey of
Congregation Beth Chai,
For more information, call
Sondra at the JCC, 344-5795. The
community Chanukah Party and
Jewish Book Fair is co-sponsored
by the Jewish Federation and t+ie
Jewish Community Center. Also
sponsoring are the Jewish War
Veterans. B'nai B'rith, ORT.
Jewish Center Youth and
National Council of Jewish
Cruise the
On Sunday. Dec. 21, the youth
of Pinellas County (ages 13 and
up) will have a chance to cruise
the waterways to the tune of
fantastic music. The Captain
Anderson will be the ship and the
Jewish Community Center Youth
will be the host. (In cooperation
with the Pinellas County Jewish
Youth Council).
The party will ship out from
the Happy Dolphin Dock, behind
Dolphin Village Shopping
Center, St. Petersburg Beach at 8
p.m. and return at 11 p.m. Music
will be provided by a Y-95 disc
jockey and special requests will
be honored. Pizza, snacks and
soda will be served in the galley.
Cost for the whole evening is
$7.50. Pre-registration deadline is
Dec. 5. After Dec. 5, and at the
gangplank it will cost $8.50. But
hurry, because space is limited.
Fore more details call Sondra at
the JCC, 344-5795.
The Jewish Community
Center, 8167 Elbow Lane North
St. Petersburg, Fl 33710, is
opening its facility to the
The use of our tennis courts,
basketball courts, dance studio,
meeting rooms and swimming
pool are available through our
membership or to the general
public on a rental basis.
For more information call the
Center, 344-5795.
La Vegas Night
La Vegas Night at the Jewish
Community Center, Saturday,
Dec. 6, at 8 p.m.
Games of all kinds and refresh-
ments will be served. Donation
per person is $5, includes ad-
mission and starter script money.
Tickets available at JCC office
and at the door. For further
information call JCC 344-5795.
Marilyn Hirsh, noted Jewish
children's author, will visit 'he
JCC on Sunday, Dec. 7, be-
tween 11 a. m. and 4 p.m.
Dancersize Class
Dancersize class beginning
Nov. 14 every Friday morning at
9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Instructor will
be Beth Resnick.
Israel Scene Mobile
The "Israel Scene Mobile" of
the American Zionist Federation
which was brought to our area by
the Jewish Community Center
made a stop on Monday, Oct. 27
at the Pinellas County Jewish
Day School.
Featuring Bobby and Wayne,
two softspoken Olim from the
United States to Israel, the
program included a discussion of
Israel's place in the lives of our
students, and the Jewish world at
The bill of fare included a film
of the Euravision song festival.
The last of these annual festivals
was held in Jerusalem. The film
began with a panorama of
Jerusalem. Students who had
visited there remarked that the
film brought back memories
All activities come to an end.
This one did with the distribution
of E3-A1 picture postcards and
Shalom button.- .o each of the
Happy Chanukah Shop
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 trom 9 to 8 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, and
9 to 5 p.m. on Fri.lay.
Sir. 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 8 p.m. Entertainment
and music for dancing will be
provided. The fee for members is
$9 and $10 for non-members. Call
Alma Gertner at 345-0690 for
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.
My thanks to an interested reader who responded to our
article dealing with the isolated Jewish elderly who are
frightened to live alone. The reader informed me of a telephone
reassurance companion program offered by General Telephone.
Those seeking further information may call me at 813-446-1005.
Dear Mr. Bernstein:
We are a middle claas Jewish family with a bright daughter
enrolled in a local university. She hopes to graduate as an engi-
neer. My husband has recently incurred large medical bills and
suffers with a heart condition. Ian't there any relief for a middle
class family?
Dear Mrs. R:
I suggest you contact the Financial Aid officer at the uni-
versity to explore low interest college loans which usually do not
have to be paid back until after graduation. Thanks to the com-
mitment of our local Jewish Federation, our Jewish community
offers total interest free loans for students and their families ex-
periencing emergency financial problems. This past year, Jewish
Family Service issued thirteen such loans which averaged
$15,000 per student. Call Annette Raymund at Jewish Family
Service for further information. Her number is 813-31 *-2373.
____ M Bernstein

Friday. November21,1980
The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Page 5
A Vanquished World Remembered
A Must to
View on T.V.
Ishould not despise the old since
|we all want to become one,"
(advises Nobel Prize-winning
I Isaac Bashevis Singer in an
(interview with USC anthropolo-
Igist Barbara Myerhoff on the
IpBS television series, OVER
The Polish-born Singer was
Iawarded the 1978 Nobel Prize for
(his impassions ted narrative art
(form with roots in a Polish-
|jewish cultural tradition which
(brings universal human con-
Iditions to life." He has also
(received the National Book
|Award twice and eleven honorary
| degrees.
From a deeply religious
[background, Singer shocked his
Iparents when he followed in the
Ipath of his older brother, a free
thinker. His father considered
[secular writers almost as bad as
| apostates.
But Singer has retained his
I I in God, if not in the dogmas
rarhi h explain His existence.
Si ienc is the literature of God's
[language," says Singer, who de-
|:iiv". himself as both a skeptic
(and a mystic. He sees the uni-
|verse as God's plan of creation
ind i.nms that God speaks to us
liiiinugh deeds and events.
S nuer's humility is also
I cted in his literature. He
in Yiddish, the Jewish
ige of the streets which is
Iiniw only spoken by about four
[million people.
tiger says he writes in a
I lyinij language because, "I like
to write ghost stories, and
[nothing fits a ghost better than a
|dying language. The deader the
[language, the more alive the
| ghost."
His best-known works include
I the family-chronicle trilogy, The
Family Moskat, The Manor, and
\The Estate. He has also written
I eleven books for children.
When Singer accepted the
I Nobel Prize, he told the Stock-
holm Academy: "Children don't
expect their beloved writer to
redeem humanity. Young as they
are. they know it is not in his
power. Only adults have such
| childish illusions."
Singer is primarily a story-
I teller, and his Yiddish heritage,
with its rich oral tradition, has
had a strong influence on him. He
believes that young and old alike
have stories to tell. "The
problem," explains Singer, "is
that the young tell them to their
I psychoanalyst."
This Eastern European culture
[which produced Isaac Bashevis
I Singer was decimated during the
[Second World War; only a few
[survivors live in foreign coun-
OVER EASY visited some of
those survivors in Venice, Cali-
fornia, on the occasion of their
unique cultural event, "Life, Not
Death In Venice." The core of
this festival was an art exhibit by
twelve Eastern European immi-
grant Jewish folk artists who
express through their work their
common historical experience.
On that particular evening,
actor and theatre coach Lee
Strasberg brought back to the
audience memories of childhood
as he introduced the Klezmorim
Your Bar I Bat Mttzvan
A day to remember,
wnat could be more important
than being called to the torah?
mis one moment binds you
with history and the future.
Remember this day with pic-
tures, select your
Photographer with care. Be
sure he understands and is able
to capture not only the
moments but the feelings of
the day. Then you will twe pic-
tures that tell the whole story.
call Dennis at DNA Photo
btudios for complete infor-
mation. Call 541-6651 TODAY,
Nobel Prize-winning author,
Isaac B. Singer is featured in a
remarkable conversation
about literature, Eastern
European Jews, and love, on
Over Easy Thursday,
November 27 at 7 pm.
Channel 3.
band. He reminded them of the
key role played by music in their
cultural heritage.
As the band performed, many
were moved to the aisles to dance
while some just crooned, reliving
many cherished memories.
As Barbara Myerhoff says,
"These ethnic celebrations are
particularly important for older
people, who find in them a much-
needed frame to re-establish rela-
tionships with other people. A
common heritage is an obvious
OVER EASY is in its fourth
season as the only daily tele-
vision series dealing with the
concerns of older people in
America. Funding is provided by
other Public Broadcasting
Stations, Sun Company, Inc.,
and Colonial Penn Insurance
Unique Art Exhibit
Opening Monday, Nov. 24 for a
week, Toronto artist, Hariet
Brav-Baum, will have a one-
woman showing of her recent
works in Temple Belth El's
gallery-hall, 400 Pasadena Ave..
So., in St. Petersburg.
Her newest works reveal a
unique talent in brilliant
colors, acrylic and tempera with
India ink on paper, each inspired
by the human form in motion.
Ms. Brav-Baum's paintings
are represented in collections in
Israel, Canada. Australia and
major American cities from New
York to California. Her latest
showing was in Stratford
Gallery, Stratford, Ontario.
A native of Dallas, Texas, she
holds degrees in Applied Art and
Education from the University of
Cincinnati, and is currently in-
structor in Drawing and Painting
at the Center for Creative Living,
Downsview, Ontario and Seneca
College, Lawrence Campus.
Ms. Brav-Baum is the
daughter of Rabbi and Mrs.
Stanley R. Brav of St. Peter-
sburg Beach.
On the evening of Oct. 27, Rabbi Richard Hirsh, executive
director of the World Union of Progressive Judaism, addressed
members of Temple B'nai Israel of Clearwater. Also in at-
tendance were members of Temple Beth El, along with Rabbi
David Susskind and Rabbi Robert Kirzner. Rabbi Hirsh was
introduced by Rabbi Arthur Baseman of Temple B'nai Israel
Rabbi Hirsh, a well known lecturer and author of several books
on Judaism and social issues, spoke on the status of
Progressive Judaism in Israel and the progress made in Israel
As Israel makes no provision for sustaining Progressive
Judaism, contributions are needed to keep it in the forefront of
complete acceptance in Jerusalem and throughout Israel.
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The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Friday, November 21,
Church Body Urged
To Hold Back
Mideast Statement
The Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith has
asked the National Council
of Churches (NCC) to delay
adoption of its Middle East
policy statement because it
supports and encourages
Palestinian terrorists and
undermines __ the Camp
David peace process.
The request, which urged
"further discussions and study,"
was mads in a hand delivered
letter dated Nov. 4 to NCC presi-
dent Rev. M William Howard
Jr., in advance of the NCC's two-
day Governing Board meeting in
New York. The first item on the
agenda was consideration of the
Middle East policy statement,
which has been under discussion
for almost a year.
chairman of ADL's national pro-
gram committee and one of six
signatories to the letter, pointed
out that ADL had refused to par-
ticipate in NCC "hearings" on a
Middle East statement last Feb
ruary because of the organiza-
tion's "clear and consistent pro
Arab and pro-PLO stance."
The letter to Howard noted
that the ADL had several times
since then expressed concern to
the NCC over the direction of its
Middle East deliberations.
The letter added that specific!
points in the revised statement
scheduled for the NCC meeting
"continue to profoundly disturb
us. .but more troublesome is the
general misunderstanding of the
way to help encourage the peace
The ADL told the NCC, which
represents 32 Protestant and
orthodox churches, that the draft
document bolsters the PLO by
calling it "the only organized
voice of the Palestinian
people. able to negotiate a.
settlement, on their behalf."
Sisterhood Meets
The Sisterhood of
Congregation Beth Shalom,
Gulfport. will hold its monthly
meeting at the synagogue, 1844
54th St., So. on Tuesday, Dec. 9
at noon. In keeping with the spirit
of Chanukah, latkes, coffee and
cake will be served. The general
meeting will start at 1 p.m. after
which there will be a consecration
of new members and rededication
of old members. There will be a
charge of $2 for non-members.
Abe Adar Post
despite its formal call for PLO
recognition of Israel, the NCC
document "sends out a message
to the PLO that it is making
progress in acceptance in the
United States without having
first to change its policies of
terror and negation of Israel. It
does so by calling for Palestinian
self-determination, 'including a
sovereign state,' without first
considering the impact that this
will have on stability in the
The NCC document's com-
ments on Camp David, ADL told
Howard, "lend support to those
who reject the process," adding:
"Instead of calling on the
Palestinians, Jordan and other
Arabs to enter the process as the
only road to peace, it talks of
Camp David's failure to bring in
the Palestinians and the need to
change (UN) Resolution 242. the
basis for Camp David."
Combined Jewish Campaign
JANUARY 18,1981
Watch for Details!
Religious Directory
400 Pasadena Ave. S. Rabbi David Susskind Sabboth
Services: Friday evening at 8 347-6136.
1844 54th St. S. Rabbi Sidney Lubin Sabboth Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9a.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. Chornoy
Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 393
1325 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater Rabbi Peter Mehler Hazzar
Moishe Meirovich Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday,
9 a.m. Sunday morning Minyan, 9 a.m. 531-1418.
1665 S. Belcher Rd. Rabbi Arthur Basemon Sabbath Ser
vires Friday, p.m.. Saturday morning, 10:30a.m. 531-5629.
P O Box 1096, Dunedin Rabbi Jan Bresky Sabbath Services
Friday, 8 p.m. 734-9428.
' Suncoast
Social Club
The Suncoast Jewish Com-
munity Social Club of Clearwater
meets every Wednesday after-
noon from 1 to 4 p.m. in the
Social Hall of Congregation Beth
Shalom, 1325 S. Belcher Rd.
Clearwater. Anyone over 50 years
old is welcome. Mah-jong, cards
and other activities are planned.
New members are always
Paul Surenky
The Paul Surenky Post and
Auxiliary 409, Jewish War
Veterans are sponsoring a gala
New Years Eve party to be held
at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio
on No. Fort Harrison Ave. in
Clearwater. There will be dan-
cing, buffet dining, party hats
and noise makers, prizes and
surprises. For reservations call
the Bill Cohen's, 725-2748 or the
Harry Harrison's at 535-1671.
Pacesetters Meet
The next meeting of the
Pacesetters will be a social and
Chanukah party on Dec. 6 at 7:30
p.m. at the Temple, 2000 Main
St., Dunedin. honoring the
children of the Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service. As in previous
years, you are asked to bring a
small gilt for a young person.
There are many new folks
recently arrived in our area. You
are welcome, so come on down.
\ isit with us. and meet a wonder-
ful group of dedicated people who
jail themselves the Pacesetters of
Temple Ahavat Shalom.
A very interesting evening is
planned; socializing, schmoozing,
games, and what have you, plus
potato latkes and other refresh-
Beth Chai Events
On Dec. 7, Congregation Beth
vhai will sponsor a Chanukah
program and party for the
Religious School students. The
program will begin at 10 a.m. at
the synagogue. Rabbi Charney
will tell the story of Chanukah,
and games and refreshments will
follow. The Men's Club will join
in the festivities and will be cook-
ing potato latkes for the
There will be a New Member
Orientation on Nov. 22 at the
synagogue, beginning at 8 p.m.
The synagogue survival game
will be featured, and all facets of
the synagogue will be introduced
to the new members. All new
members are urged to attend.
Hoffman's to
Be Featured
Irwin Hoffman's musical
family will be featured in two one-
hour radio programs across the
country this winter, as part of
Parkway Productions' "America
in Concert" series.
Local station WUSF-FM will
air the first program (Hoffman
Chamber Soloists) on Sunday,
Nov. 16, at 7 a.m. and again on
Friday. Nov. 21, at 10a.m.
The second program (Hoffman
String Quartet) will air on
WUSF-FM on Sunday, Nov. 23,
t 7 a.m. and on Friday, Nov. 26,
Michael Bernstein will be the
guest speaker at a Sunday
morning breakfast Social
sponsored by the Abe Adar Post
No. 246 of the Jewish War
Veterans. The breakfast will take
place on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 9:30
a.m. at the Jewish Community
Center, 8167 Elbow La. N., St.
Petersburg. Bernstein is the
executive director of the Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service
and his topic will be "Update on
the wide variety of growth of
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
The donation is $2 per person
including breakfast. All proceeds
will go to the Building Fund. The
public is invited.
Hadassah Winter Residents
Welcome to the St. Petersburg
area. The St. Petersburg Chapter
of Hadassah is ready to provide
you with a "Hadassah home
away from home," and con-
tinuing information and
stimulation during the winter
Hadassah would be pleased to
welcome you at their meetings.
There are four groups which meet
the second Wednesday of each
For further information, call
Rose Halprin, 360-7417, Beach
area; Jean Sawislak, 526-4205,
City area; Marie Grant, 321-2669,
City area.

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Belcher Rd., S., Clearwater. Open daily from 9:30 to 4.
Call 531-1418.
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Friday, November 21, 1980
The Chatter Box
441-3663 866-2007
Would you believe a square dance with a Yiddish caller?
Look for further news from the Gulfport Congregation.
Lou Levy surpassed all the women cooks with his super
Israeli-style knishes at the Jewish singles meeting.
Sy and Kate Shapiro celebrated a triple simcha-80th birth-
day for Sy, their daughter's anniversary, and their grand-
daughter's Bat Mitzvah.
World renowned author, Max Dimont, was reminiscing
recently with friends about his old Cleveland High School yell of
Tar Blood Wack Thud. Gladys Oaher was making sure he didn't
miss any of the words. Hats off to Gladys on her quick response
to a drowning woman in Tampa Bay.
Need some exercise? Shirley Fishbein's class had a knock-
out turnout of 96 people of all ages.
Nancy Rubin, having done Israel and Russia on former
tours, decided to see America the Beautiful on a western parks
What a repertoire Clara Johnson has. People at Warm
Mineral Springs are just flocking around her listening to her
Yiddish jokes and songs.
Want to know the scoop on the Harvard campus? Ask Rexa
Smith. Her mom, Cyrene, recently accompanied her up to
Massachusetts to get her settled for the new semester.
Syd and Bob Green have been busily entertaining their
[VVt'stchester relatives, Jane and Harry Friedberg and children
iichael, Mark and Karen with some Clearwater hospitality.
ane returned up north to head the UJA luncheon for the
Belated birthday greetings to Roc Doherty. Whatever
're doing, Roz, you keep looking younger each year.
Bari Hoffman helped entertain the many people attending
"In The Mood" party, part of the Jazz Festival. Bari was a
per and sang and danced with the Knick Knacks at the
ibbean Gulf kick-off celebration.
Keep your chatter coming Please call us with your good
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Community Calendar
r, Htv. 22
pel Bond Night Safety Harbor Spa 7:30 p. m.
1, Nov. 23
pgregation Beth Shalom Clearwater Men's Club Dinner
jiple Beth El Thanksgiving Dinner
r, Nov. 24
ien's Division UJA 10 a.m. Senior Friendship Club JCC,
rd meeting 12:30 p.m. regular meeting, 1 p.m. Temple
El Adult Education 7:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom,
sort Hebrew Class 10 a.m.
fday, Nov. 25
B'rith Women, Clearwater regular meeting 8 p.m. ]
rhood. Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg board]
lesday, Nov. 26
St. Petersburg, regular meeting 8 p.m. NCJW, af-
fon pancake party and book review Noon
(day, Nov. 27
rday, Nov. 29
I Las Vegas Night- 8 p.m.
iy, Nov. 30
ssah Aliyah Craft and White Elephant Sale B'nai B'rith
| St. Petersburg Blood Bank JWV St. Petersburg Breakfast
y, Doc. 1
>n's Division UJA Mini Mission 9 a.m. Senior Friendship
JCC, regular meeting 1 p.m. Temple Beth El Adult
ition 7:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, Gulfport
>w Class 10 a.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, Gulfport,
meeting 7:30 p.m. ORT Westwind Chapter board
|ng 1 p.m.
fay, Dec. 2
iood. Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, regular
|ng 12:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, Gulfport,
|ng 2 p.m. ORT Afternoon Chapter board meeting 10
"day. Doc. 3
Friendship Club, JCC, luncheon meeting Congregation
phalom, Clearwater, board meeting 8 p.m. Sisterhood,
sgation Beth Chai board meeting 8 p.m. Brotherhood,
sgation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, Party 7:30 p.m.
|ah, Clearwater, Safety Harbor Chapter open board
ig 9:30 a.m. Hadatsah, St. Petersburg board meeting
r, Doc. 4 t
Friendship Club, JCC regular meeting and Chonukah
Temple Beth El Torch Club 10 a.m. NCJW Suncoast
lr board meeting 9:45 a.m.
I. Doc. S
Beth El Family Shabbat Congregation B'nai Israel, St.
furg, Alef Class Consecreation and Family Shabbat
Meisners to Be Honored
Mr. John Kurtz, chairman of
the annual dinner-dance staged
by Congregation Beth Sholom of
Gulfport, announces that this
function will take place on
Sunday, Dec. 7, in the tasteful
and relaxed atmosphere of the
Main Ballroom at the Brecken-
ridge Resort Hotel, 5700 Gulf
Blvd., St. Petersburg Beach. The
honorees for this event are Albert
and Dorothy Meisner who have
been chosen because of their
many years of outstanding and
devoted service to the
Music and dancing will be
under the direction of Fred
Criasey's well-known orchestra.
Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m.
in the beautifully decorated patio
facing the Gulf of Mexico, and at
7 p.m. a gourmet Kosher dinner,
prepared under the direct super-*
Mr. A Mrs. Al Meisner
vision of Rabbi Morris Kobrinetz,
rabbi emeritus of the Synagogue.
The price per person is S13.50
which includes tax and
gratuities. Advanced reserva-
The Kosher Kitchen
Chanukah, one of our most joyous holidays, will be here
soon. It has become the custom to serve potato latkee on this
holiday, so here is our recipe.
6 medium potatoes
2 eggs
2 medium onions grated
vegetable oil for frying
Vt cup breadcrumbs or matcoh meal
1 Tablespoon salt
1 Teaspoon pepper
Peel and grate the potatoes. Grate the onion. Add eggs,
salt, pepper, and breadcrumbs. Mix well. Heat the oil V* inch
deep in a large frying pan. Add the mixture, one tablespoon at a
time, and brown until crisp on both sides. Turn only once. Drain
on paper towels. Serve with applesauce or sour cream.
tions may be made by calling Mr.
Kurtz at 866-2980 or the
synagogue at 321-3380.
Dorothy and Al Meisner have
been long-time residents of St.
Petersburg, having lived pre-
viously in New Jersey and Long
Island, where Al was in the res-
taurant business. Al was
manager and caterer for
Woolfie's in St. Petersburg for
five years prior to his retirement.
Al has been the guiding light in
the catering of most of the affairs
of the Synagogue, the Men's
Club, and the Sisterhood. Al is
treasurer of the Men's Club,
assistant treasurer of the Con-
gregation and a member of the
fraternal order of Knights of
Mrs. Meisner he's been
treasurer of the Sisterhood for
nine years and in 1973 received
the coveted Sound of Honor. She
is a charter member of the B'nai
B'rith Auxiliary, a member of
Women's American ORT
Chapter of St. Petersburg Beach
and a member i of Women's
Hadaasah Organization. At Beth
Sholom she has been chairperson
of the Tel-Aviv Purim Affaire for
the past eight years, and together
with husband, Al, catered, the
recent Israel Bond luncheon and
will cater the New Year's Party
Cor 1981.
Yiddish Course
Congregation Beth Shalom of
Clearwater will once again offer a
course in Yiddish with Miriam
Weisbord instructing. These
classes wffl begin in January, and
a fas of $10 will be charged for
non-members. Those who wish to
enroll should do so now by con-
tacting the office at 531-1418.
Hedges are not enough.
We need people. We need yon.
To meet growing needs at home, in Israel,
around the world.
This year we need to reach out to more people
than ever. To bring in more pledges than ever.
Come work with some of the best people
you'll ever meet.
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