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

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Off Pinellas County
Volume 2 Number 13
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, June 19. 1981
Price 10 Cents
Orchestrated World Anti-Semitism
Now It's the Jews Who Must Man the Ramparts to Overcome
We are experiencing,
and will probably continue
to experience throughout
the 1980's, the most per-
vasive, massive and intense
proliferation of in-
ternational anti-Jewish
propaganda since the fall of
the Third Reich. It
emanates from every corner
of the earth, and it finds ex-
pression in almost every
institution within the world
The Soviet Union has become
the chief producer and purveyor
of this anti-Jewish media blitz.
Thousands of books, pamphlets,
articles, video tapes are being
printed. When my client, Anatoly
Sharansky, saw himself on video
tape just months before his arrest
- his picture as a "soldier of
Zion," with his name and address
and clear identifying features
he said, "My God, the Soviets
have learned how to invite people
to pogroms via video tapes." The
new technology has prevailed
upon the oldest form of dis-
MOST RECENT forms of anti-
Jewish propaganda are simply
the old poison of traditional anti-
Semitism decanted from Czarist
bottles and recanted into new
bottles maked anti-Zionism. Sov-
iet embassies and consulates
throughout the world are stocked
with such material. I have seen it
personally along with tourist
magazines in reception rooms.
It is distributed to local Com-
munist newspapers and or-
ganizations and it is disse-
minated on university campuses.
I The publication of anti-Jewish
material by the Soviet Union
| goes back to Stalin's time, but its
! most recent manifestations
occurred following the U N
declaration equating Zionism
with racism.
After the 1975 General
Assembly vote, various uni-
versities in Great Britain and in
Scandinavia refused platforms to
Jewish speakers, claiming they
were doing nothing more than
implementing the U N reso-
JUST TWO years ago, at the
Harvard Law School my own
university there was a con-
ference sponsored by Third
World students on "Human
Rights in the Third World."
There is plenty to talk about con-
cerning the subject. At that time,
there were massacres in the
Central African Republic, the
blood of the people killed by Idi
Amin was still fresh in people's
minds, and the atrocious record
of Libya on human rights could
well have been discussed. But
only one item concerning human
rights was placed on the agenda:
"The So-called Nation of Israel's
Terrorism and Genocide."
The honored speaker was the
Third Secretary to the Libyan
delegation to the United Nations.
The Dean of the Harvard Law
School also spoke at this abo-
mination. And when Jewish law
students protested in the most
gentle manner, with the
assistance of the regional Anti-
Defamation League office in
Boston, they were made to feel
guilty. They were made to seem
disruptive. ADL was condemned,
as were the Jewish law students
and I, as their adviser.
The Third World students?
Not a word of criticism. At one
point, Mayor A.J. Cooper of
Prichard, Ala., another honored
guest, praised the Libyan's re-
marks and said they represented
the beyt for which this nation
stands. He was cheered loudly by
the audience, as were speakers
Campaign Continues
1981) 1,000.000 Goal
90,000 4500
50,000 4000
90.000 3500
50.000 3000
90.000 2500
iO.OOO 2000
Dollars Raised
450 I
350 I
who made
overtly anti-Jewish
JUST LAST year at the Uni-
versity of Massachusetts, the
student newspaper ran an op-ed
article written by a Black student
leader and entitled, "The Jewish
Race Should Learn.'' The thesis
was that Jews are white racists,
prohibited from mixing their seed
with others. Jews as a race, the
writer said, must all be held
accountable for racist oppressive
actions of individual Jews. He
warned Jews to be aware of the
consequences of not taking the
lessons of history seriously.
At about the same time
another group, the Iranian-Mos-
lem Student Association, distri-
buted a pamphlet entitled
Masters of the Media, which
portrayed Jews as controlling
and corrupting the American
media. It was' a verbatim "dupli-
cation, including the same Der
Stuermer-type color illustrations,
of an article that had appeared a
year earlier in the Crusader, a
Klan magazine.
If anyone thinks these pub-
lications are not distributed
widely in this country, just go to
university campus and look
around. There are even pub-
lications claiming Jews have
exaggerated the Holocaust and
contributing to growing disbelief
in the authenticity of the Holo-
Jews today are not the only
group despised and condemned
around the world, but they are
the only group against whom dis-
crimination has been sanctioned
by international law, and they are
the only group equally despised
by the right and the left.
WHEN I was in Madrid re-
cently, I went to shul on Friday
night and was frisked and
searched by guards who asked for
i my passport and asked
was doing there. The reason, I
was told, was that there had been
two assassination attempts on
leaders of the Jewish community.
"By the right or by the left?" I
asked. "We don't know," was the
What other group marked for
assassination does not even know
whether the attempts come from
the right or the left? There has
been a coalition of terrorist
groups of the extreme right and
extreme left. There is no question
that Libya is contriving to en-
courage anti-Jewish terrorism
whether it comes from the left or
Continued on Page 4
Orthodox Jews Stone Buses
JERUSALEM (JTA) Ultra-Orthodox Jews
stoned two Egged buses in the Mea Shearim quarter of
Jerusalem, smashing their windshields in a continuing
demonstration against Sabbath traffic on the Ramot road
which passes through the religious quarter.
The stoning followed riots by hundreds of religious
zealots who attacked buses and police vans after the
police prevented them earlier from attacking Sabbath
drivers. One person was reported slightly injured. The
mob was dispersed with tear gas. No arrests were made.
Ben-Elissar Eyes Political Career
H Begin's Likud Party Wins
Egypt and Israel have
"identical interests in the
Lebanon reflected in the
calmness of Israel's south-
ern border despite the ten-
sion with Syria, Dr. Eliahu
Ben-Elissar, until recently
the first Israeli Ambassa-
dor to Egypt, said here.
Neither Egypt nor Israel is in-
terested in letting Syria conquer
Lebanon, and both want Leba-
non's integrity and sovereignty
over its entire territory to be re-
constituted, he told a Jerusalem
Day dinner organized by the
Herut Party of Great Britain.
IN A WARM tribute to Presi-
dent Sadat, Ben-Elissar said he
trusted the sincerity of a man
"who has been able to imprint a
revolutionary change into his
people's history." The Egyptian
people as a whole is now grad-
ually recognizing that peace with
Israel is in its interests.
Nevertheless, he conceded that
Israelis still have some doubts
about future relations with
Egypt." If Egypt thought that
Israel was weak, they would try
to defeat us again.
"Some Egyptian ministers
even hope that peace will weaken
Israel. But I feel that Sadat
knows that the Arabs would
never beat Israel."
In an exclusive interview, Ben-
Elissar expressed disappoint-
ment at the continuing distrust
of Israel among the Egyptian in-
tellegentsia and in the gover-
nment-inspired press. Zionism is
still anathema, a fact that he at-
tributes to ignorance of the
Jewish people and its connection
with the land of Israel and
EVEN SO, there has been
some progress, he said. At first,
most Egyptian intellectuals had
been against peace on any terms.
" But when we left, they tended
to say they could get used to
peace if the conditions were
The ordinary people, on the
other hand, have been enthusi-
astic from the outset and still
remain as positive as ever.
After seven frustrating months
living in a Cairo hotel, Ben-
Elissar and his wife, Nitza, had
finally set up residence in the
suburb of Maadi. "That's when
our life really started," he recalls.
AWACSA TimeBomb?'
The proposed sale of AW ACS
surveillance planes and other
sophisicated military hardware to
Saudi Arabia poses an unparalled
threat to the security of Israel.
The AWACS will undermine
Israels air superiority in the area,
and addition of the proposed fuel
tanks to the F-15's that the
Saudis have already obtained,
will give those aircraft a danger-
ously increased range. Saudi
Arabia will become as dangerous
a threat as Israel has ever faced.
It is not too late to prevent the
sale of AWACS and F-15 en-
hancements to the Saudis. This
issue is not a partisan one.
To date, over 48 United States
Senators have expressed opposi-
tion to the sale.
The Jewish community must
marshall its forces and make its
voice heard. Senators Chiles and
Hawkins have both expressed
opposition, thus far, to the Saudi
deal. Write to them and thank
them for their support. Write to
the White House and to your
legislators and express your
opposition to the sale. Your mail
does influence policy. We must
make every effort to ensure the
defeat of the AWACS deal.
President Reagan
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500
Secretary of State
Alexander Haig
Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
Senator Paula Hawkins
Russell Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Senator Lawton Chiles
Russell Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Congressman Bill Young
2266 Rayburn Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Congressman Bill McCollum
1313 Longworth Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Page 2
The Jewish Floridian ofPineUatCounty
Friday, Juae 19 1 Raising Money Is the Means
Saving Lives, Building a Nation
Argentina Breaks Up Terror
Jews of Hungary: The Limits of Freedom Group Trained by PLO
'Editor s nof*. 7*ft* atifAor rp-
cently returned from a trip to
Hungary. Austria, and Israel
that uas co-sponsored by the
American Jewish Press Assn.
and the UJA.t
garian Jews are justifiably proud
of their freedom of religion, which
is considerably greater than in
most other communist bloc coun-
tries. Judaism has the same
official standing in Hungary as
other religions. The Jewish com-
munity has 117 synagogues and
28 rabbis. Budapest's Jewish
Theological Seminary is the only
rabbinical seminary in commu-
nist Europe, and provides train-
ing to Soviet. Bulgarian, and
Czech as well as Hungarian
students. The Hungarian Matzah
factory and kosher winery serve
both the domestic and export
But it doesn't take long for the
visitor to learn that in Hungary-
one just does not talk about any-
thing Jewish that is not directly
connected with synagogue life.
The list of prohibited topics
includes Zionism, organized
Jewish youth activity, assimila-
tion emigration, and the propor-
tion of people under age forty in
the Jewish population.
Eor our group of visiting
American journalists it was a
frustrating situation Constantly
escorted by three representatives
of the state-authorized Central
Board of Hungarian Jewry
fMTOKl. we were kept busy all
day every day for a week, touring
Jewish institutions. We were
rarely given the opportunity to
speak to anyone outside the
official leadership, and almost
never privately. It was impossi-
ble to verify the picture of a
thriving Jewish community that
our hosts were so anxious to im-
press us with.
Our group of Jewish journal-
ists arrived in Hungary on Mon-
day noon. By two o'clock we were
being feted by our hosts in the
deluxe Intercontinental Hotel.
This was the first of a seemingly
endless series of eleborate meals,
each replete with aperitif,
goulash soup. wine, and Hungar-
ian pastry. We must have eaten
in every fancy tourist hotel in
Budapest with hardly a Hun-
garian Jew in sight, outside of
our hosts from MIOK.
The trip was arranged with the
help of the Joint Distribution
Committee (JDC(. the interna-
tional agency responsible for
aiding Jewish communities
abroad. JDC and MIOK signed a
tripartite agreement last year
with the Hungarian government,
under which JDC provides finan-
cial support for Hungarian
Jewish relief and welfare activ-
ities. This opening of a major
official channel of communication
with Western Jews is important
not only for the Hungarian
Jewish community, but also to
the Hungarian government,
which would like to expand its
trade with the West. (Currently.
Hungary's international trade is
evenly balanced between the
West and the Soviet bloc I
As an American Jew, I
wondered whether Americans
might be able to use Hungary's
eagerness for Western trade as a
lever to help mimi Hungar-
ian Jewry's freedom of religious,
cultural, and ethnic expression. I
had hoped I could find out what
were the aspects of Hungarian
Jewish life that needed improve-
ment, and that I would be able to
communicate these needs to the
American Jewish reading public.
Instead, our group was actively
discouraged from dwelling on po-
tentially sensitive areas.
We were told that anything we
wrote that reflected poorly on the
life of Hungary's Jews would in-
evitably reflect poorlv on the
leadership of MIOK. and could
potentially harm the Jewish com-
munity. Almost no one was wil-
ling to risk jeopardizing the
state's relative permissiveness in
religious affairs or their own
personal positions by talking
about delicate issues certainly
never on the record. When asked
what were the three main
problems facing Hungary's Jews.
Dr. Michael Borsa. who heads the
local Committee for Social Assi-
stance, replied. "I'd rather deal
with questions relating to
program. I don't want to talk
about politics."
On another occasion, I asked
Rabbi Laszlo Szalgo. Chief Rabbi
of Hungary as well as the Jewish
representative in Parliament, if
Hungarian Jewry had problems
with assimilation and in-
termarriage. "Yes." he said, "es-
peciaDy many young Jewish girls
marry non-Jewish men." "Do
you have any programs to
combat this trend*'" I asked.
"No. no. no!" he vehemently
In fact, the state organizes its
own youth clubs, thus making it
expressly impossible for the
Jewish community to sponsor
competing activities.
Partly because of this type of
restriction, most Joint Distribu-
tion Committee programs are di-
rected towards the needs of the
elderly, all of whom are Holo-
caust survivors. "We are helping
an entire generation to die in
dignity and comfort." points out
Michael Schneider, Director of
the JDC program in Hungarv.
837.000 of the JDC's millfon
dollar budget in Hungary in 1981
goes toward religious supplies,
educational equipment, and en-
largement of the existing kinder-
garten. Most of the remainder is
going toward cash and clothing
assistance to the elderly, old age
homes, and a kosher kitchen
which provides meals for the ill
and the needy. The JDC's intent
is to free MIOK's other monies
for education, religion, and provi-
sion of services. The JDC
disclaims programmatic
responsibility. "We need to es-
tablish ourselves as a non
interventionist force." says
Schneider. "We need to show
that we won't interfere in internal
political matters."
The actual size of the Jewish
population of Hungary is unclear.
MIOK uses the statistic 100.000:
the JDC uses 80.000. It seems
likely that both of these figures
are too large The last survey of
the Hungarian Jewish com-
munity was taken shortly after
World War II. At that time, it
was found that 200.000 Jews (of a
pre-Holocaust community of
750.000) had survived the war.
Half the survivors chose to start
a new life elsewhere. If the Hun-
garian Jewish Board's figure of
100,000 were correct, it would
mean that the Jewish population
did not diminish at all in the past
33 years. This is true of none of
the Holocaust-ravaged communi-
ties of Eastern Europe, all of
which suffer from disproportion-
ately large elderly populations, as
well as from assimilation and, in
some cases, emigration.
When I asked one Hungarian if
he thought the 80.000 100,000
figure was correct, he replied only
that "in Hungary a quartet has
five members."
Other statistics are equally
hard to come by. Although
MIOK provides the funding,
none of our hosts seemed to know
how many Talmud Torahs there
were in Budapest or how manv
students study in them. The
statistics we did gather were
gleaned by accident. For
example. Rabbi Szalgo mention-
ed at one point that the mohel
performs approximately one
circumcision per week: later he
mentioned that there is about one
Jewish wedding a week.
The Jewish Art Museum in
Budapest, built on the very
corner where Theodore Herzl was
born, is filled to overflowing with
books and religious objects, the
remnants of the wealth of pre-
Hotocaust Hungarian Jewish
culture. The concentration camp
uniform which hancs in the same
museum, the old ge homes filled
with family-less Holocaust
survivors, and the memorial
plaques listing tens of thousands
of Holocaust victims are grim re-
minders that every Hungarian
Jew over 40 is a Holocaust
For me. the most poignant
memorial of the former greatness
of the Hungarian Jewish commu-
nity appears on the surface to be
the greatest source of hope for
the future the Budapest
Jewish Theological Seminary. It
is one of the most public signs of
the relative tolerance of religion
in Hungary
Our group visited the Semi-
nary- on Friday night. Before
services started. Dr. Alexander
Scheiber. the Seminary's Chan-
cellor and an internationally
respected scholar, took us on a
tour of the library The library-
had been hit by a bomb during
the war and all but two shelves of
books were destroyed. He showed
us those books, their bindings
cracked and their pages warped
and moldy from exposure to cold
and damp Today the library-
contains 120.000 volumes, the
books of those who didn't return.
It was at the Seminary services
that we saw, for the first and only
time, a large number of young
Jews The sanctuary was filled to
capacity with about 200 people,
perhaps half of whom were under
forty. After the service, the con-
gregation gathered for a hiddush.
Dr. Scheiber said the blessing
over the bread and circulated
through the crowd, handing a
piece of chaliah and saying a few
personal words to each individ-
ual. The atmosphere was warm,
the mood joyous.
However, the Seminary is vir-
tually the only source of adult
Jewish education in Hungary.
Yes. there is a Talmud Torah for
children, there is a Jewish day
school, and there is also a kinder-
garten which the JDC is helping
to expand But with the excep-
tion of a few scholarly lectures by
Dr. Scheiber and an occasional
performance of Jewish religious
music by the Goldmark Choir,
adult Jews have almost no op-
portunity to gather as Jews other
than at the synagogue It was
impossible for me not to wonder
how long a Holocaust-ravaged
community, limited to specific-
ally religious Jewish expression,
could survive.
A highly-placed American dip-
lomatic source explained how
freedom of religion can exist in
communist, atheist state: The
Hungarians learned that efforts
to stamp out religion "in a Stal-
inist way would create upheaval
and impair progress." Instead,
the Hungarian government keeps
a very close watch on religious
activities and allows a limited
amount of freedom. The Hungar-
ians think that "religion can be
co-opted into this kind of system
and be allowed to die ... If
churches are deprived of any real
political power, religion will
not endanger progress toward
gentine authorities have broken
up a local terrorist network that
was trained by the Palestine
Liberation Organization to
assassinate high Argentine
government officials, it was
revealed here.
According to the Latin Ameri-
cans Affair Department of the
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith. two high Argentine mil-
itary officials announced that the
ring had been dissolved before it
could carry out its death mission.
Gen. Cristino Nicolaide, com-
mander-in-chief of the Army's
Third Division, and Col. Miguel
Cabrera, chief of the division's
intelligence unit, said the terror-
ists were trained in Lebanon by
the PLO. The terrorists, these
officials said, made one attempt
last fall to carry out their assassi-
nation plans designed to generate
a climate of terror and insecurity
in Argentina. '
, to Rabbi Morton Rosenthal di
rector of ADL Latin American
Affairs Department, the would
be assassins bombed the home of
the Deputy Finance Minister Dr
Gufllerroo Walter Klein He and
members of his family escaped
death despite the fact that thev
were trapped in the rubble.
The breakup of the Argentine
terrorist nng, Rosenthal said, "is
the latest indication of the Pal-
estine Liberation Organizations
tentacles spreading through
I-at in America." Latin American
governments, which are being
pressured by Arab states to
permit the opening of PLO of-
fices, will find "Trojan horses of
international terrorism and sub-
version in their midst." he added.
To beef up security in New York City, there will be a greater
reliance on foot patrols. Many New Yorkers trust that that will
not be their sole protection .
The strong human rights stand taken by Reagan the other
day was soon neutralized. It was watered down to the point of
being totally liquidated.
Japanese carmakers are opposed to reducing their exports
to the U.S. They pay us the compliment of living by our free
enterprise system.
Secretary of State Haig insists that the U.S.. will ban all
trade with the USSR if Poland is invaded. Our foreign policy is I
such a joke. Moscow is not likely to take our warning seriously.
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Unwed mothers are learning how not to face the future 1
alone More and more are raising their children.
Several major banks have raised their prime lending rate to |
20 percent. This is a matter of very high interest in financial af-
Syria is playing the bully in Lebanon with Russian SAM
missiles She is flexing the Kremlins missiles.
The drug industry sees a golden era ahead in the wake of an
increasing demand for new pharmaceuticals by an aging popu-
lation All the research is not a drug-or a drag-on the market,
thank G-d.
Ronald Reagan warns his son against writing letters in the
wake of the brouhaha arising from his invoking his fathers name
to promote his business career. A little literacy is a dangerous
Copyright June 1981 Morris B. Chapman
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Friday. June 19, 1981
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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Annual Meeting Largest Ever
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EHUnd^nnTMlns wwe !ffrtSSli?fc ESS?' ^f^JT "S? Allan Katz Scholarships to be used for travel and study in Israel were presented by Rabbi
Annual Report (reprinted in the June 5th erfiii Vu i .Kent delivered her Charney, on behalf of the education committee, to four students in Pinellas. The recipi-
ficcrs took place. Awards were then Dresentftri f t'h tO?? installation of of- ents of the scholarships are: Debra Feldman, Carrie Heller, Gwen Kleinmetz, and Laura
displayed a special commitment to the cause ofIISaSSI^^SS^A Koppelman.
fellow Jews with distinction. *"" wno servea their The meeting ended in a spirit of accomplishment and pride. The members are proud
Mr. Schechter. general campaign chairman r*nnr~i -- of what our Federation has accomplished this year, and are excited by the promise of
_______________________* wiwrman, reported that the campaign had raised what we can do next year.
Charles Ehrlich, President of the Jewish Community Center, installed the newly elected members of the
Federation Board of Trustees. Left to right, they are: Mark Klein, Elihu Berman, Lea Barlis. Reva Kent,
Ben Bush, and Ted Kramer. New Board members not pictured are: Orin Cohen, Julius Green, Jeanne
Kallman, Bernie Panush, and Loren Pollock.
Suzanne Schechter received a special award from Mrs. Kent for her
outstanding contribution in all areas of the campaign. Murray Jacobs,
President of the Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service, and Michael
Phillips. President of the Pinellas County Jewish Day School, were
also given special recognition on behalf of the Federation for their
dedication and outstanding efforts.
Mrs. Kent thanked the outgoing members of the Federation board who have completed their three-vear
terms of office. In thanking them, Mrs. Kent expressed the gratitude of the entire community for their
commitment and dedication to the Federation. They are, left to right, Charles Ehrlich, Allan Katz. Len
Seligman, Lou Smith, Rabbi Michael Charney, and Murray Jacobs.
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Max Berman, chairman of the Volunteer Committee, and Joel
Schrager, chairman of the Retirees Division received special awards
from Mrs. Kent for the outstanding jobs they did in their respective
Charles Rutenberg presented special awards in recognition of their
outstanding leadership to Saul Schechter, 1981 General Campaign
Chairman, and Maureen Rose water, President of the Women's Divi-
sion and Chairwoman of the Women's Campaign, .
From the
'Rabbi's Desk
Some of the Federation members are shown enjoying the delicious dinner which was served prior to the
business meeting.
lit Shows You Understand The Challenges We Face
Throughout The Jewish World: And The Urgency Of The
[Needs We Must Meet.
But Pledges Made In 1981 Won't Create Solutions.
Please send your check today to
The Combined Jewish Appeal-Federation Campaign
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Needed: Me*nic Thinking
We Jews have a long history of trying to calculate the time
of the Messiah's Coming which is not unrelated to the biblical
expression 'in end of days." The former is a measure of our Peo-
ple's-and-Faith's perennial optimism. The latter has become, for
thoughtful persons in our Atomic Age, a description of un-
speakable pessimism.
Day and night might survive and international nuclear war. It
might not be "the end of days" literally, and we can joke all we
want about it solving the earth's over-population crisis. But
"woe to the human race!" when nuclear overkill is touched off.
And in this strangest of all worlds, small wars do grow, and
"deterent" weapons on hand have inevitably been employed
how gravely ironic! "as a last resort."
When Israel's, America's, indeed the World's problems are
seen in terms of priorities, will we really be thinking about eco-
nomics or energy, balancing budgets, controlling inflation or
cutting taxes? Perhaps the old translation of Proverbs 29:18
was correct: "Where there is no vision, people are doomed to
perish." We are even told that we have a "religious" Secretary
of the Interior who is convinced "the end of days" is not too far
off; so why not exploit all of America's natural resources while
we are still here to do it?
We Jews are incorrigible survivalists. Should we not be put-
ting first things first? Let us help keep our planet alive until the
Messianic Age has time to arrive. Has Shalom according to
our Zohar a very name of God a profounder bmmuua*?


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Friday. June 19,1981
Volume 2
17 SIVAN 5741
Number 13
Reagan Does It Again
There is nothing like a meshumud (a convert
from Judaism) when it comes to Jewish self-hatred.
Such is the case with Robert Neumann, who is Presi-
dent Reagan's new appointee as U.S. Ambassador to
Saudi Arabia.
Neumann is careful to let everybody know that
he was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in
1938 because he opposed Hitler the 65-year-old
Neumann was born in Vienna.
He is also careful to let everybody know that he
is not Jewish. He puts it this way: "A great majority
opposing the Nazis in my time were not Jewish."
There would be nothing wrong with it if he were
assumed Jewish, Neumann recently told an inter-
viewer. Still, reports the interviewer, Neumann re-
peatedly makes the point that he is not.
But the fact is that Neumann was born Jewish
and converted to Catholicism at age 17, which is cer-
tainly his privilege. But how about the fact that, as
vice chairman of Georgetown University's pres-
tigious Center for Strategic and International
Studies, Neumann long called for the U.S. to open a
dialogue with the Palestine Liberation Organization.
"Palestine," he has said, "is the core problem" in re-
solving the Arab-Israeli dispute.
What is more, how about President Reagan's
appointing such an "objective" soul as Neumann to
be this nation's envoy to Saudi Arabia, whose king
recently called for & jihad (holy war) against Israel?
Coming on the heels of the President's contro-
versial nomination of Ernest Lefever as Assistant
Secretary of State for Humanitarian Affairs, the
appointment of Neumann seems to be of the same
ilk. Lefever, among other things, has been accused of
allegedly believing that Blacks are intellectually in-
ferior by their genetic nature a thought for the
Guinness Book of Records for a human rights ad-
Federation Wins Sapir Award. Irwin S. Field (Itft). President of the United Jewish Appeal, presents the
Pinchas Sapir National Campaign Achievement Award to Orlando, Florida, for excellence in the 1980
Campaign in the Intermediate City Category. Accepting the award on behalf of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Orlando at the recent UJA National Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C., are (from the left)
Sonia Mandell. Chairman of Orlando's 1980 and 1981 Campaigns; Mel Pearbnan, Federation President,
and Paul Jeser, the Federation's Executive Director. Israeli Ambassador Ephraim Evron (right), took
part in the program. Orlando's 1980 Campaign raised SI. IS million, a 33 percent increase over the prior
annual total
Now It's the Jews Who Must Overcome
Continued from Page 1
from the right. The dual goals of
destabilizing societies and de-
legitimatizing Zionism and Juda-
ism are both served by terrorism,
whether it is neo-Nazi terrorism
or whether it is left wing terro-
Now there is another form of
anti-Jewish attitude which I
think is the most dangerous of all
because of its subtlety, its per-
vasiveness, and its acceptibility
at all levels of society. It is a
phenomenon familiar to all of us
and yet difficult to expose and
articulate: The singling out of
Jewish institutions and espe-
cially, but not exclusively, Israel,
for special scrutiny; for applying
a double standard to things and
people Jewish.
has no name, assumes a wide
variety of forms but the most ob-
vious manifestation is the special
and often gloating attention paid
by the media, by some intellect-
uals, and by the government to
any deviation by Israel, no
matter how trivial, from the
highest norms of human rights,
civility and sacrifice
I need not rehash all the ex-
amples, but here is just a
humorous one. You may know
that Egypt's President Sadat, in
an effort to beautify the newly-
returned Sinai desert. has
painted five square miles of it
with a blue acrylic paint.
Can anyone imagine what
would happen if Israel had done
such a thing? Every United Na
tions organ would have con-
demned k on one ground or
another, whether it be environ-
mental, artistic or destructive of
the landscape, but yet we have
seen no mention of this, except in
The New Republic, in Martin
Peretz' diary column.
So many examples of this
abound. The National Lawyers'
Guild sends a delegation to one
place in the world to examine
human rights Israel. The dele-
gation first meets with PLO rep-
Local Resident at Services with Beginw
The annual Mayors Conference, held in Jerusalem, and sponsored
by the American Jewish Congress, met this year in May. Mayors from
all over the United States were invited to attend.
Janet Sherman, daughter of Mort and Bev Sherman of St.
Petersburg, is a staff associate with the American Jewish Congress,
and as such helped to plan and participate in the conference. The
Mayors, and Janet, were at the official Yom Ha-AUma'ut opening
ceremonies at Mount Herzl, where 12 torches were lit, representing the
12 tribes of Israel. There was a Childrens Choir and an exchange of the
official state colors. There was dancing on St. George Street on In-
dependence Day Eve.
Janet Sherman has been in Israel for IV, years. Thia Is her third
visit. Her first was on a USY Pilgrimage, her second was to work on a
Kibbutz and now with the AJC. Janet has a MSW degree from
Florida State University.
In the picture above, taken at the home of Prime Minister
Menachem Begin, Janet is seen taking part in a Haudalah service. /
omes back. There is a dissenting
report by a lawyer nrrfd
Dickatein, but it is suppressed.
WE NEED a new language to
express thia phenomenon, this
double standard, this super
scrutiny of things Jewish and Is-
raeli, this singling out of Israel.
It is more than anti-Zionism It is
different from traditional anti-
Anti-Judaism does not quite
capture it, because it is not
completely directed against the
religion and theology of the Jew.
Its essence is anti-Jewish** an
assault on Jewish values, on
things and attitudes Jewish, on
people who reflect their Jew-
Our mission is to place this
assault on Jewishness by
Moscow, by Teheran, by Buenos
Aires, by Havana, by the media,
by some students, by some
blacks high on the in-
ternational human rights agenda.
Jews are not currently reaching a
sympathetic audience, par-
ticularly in the Third World, in
Europe and on university
WE MUST be prepared to de-
fend Jewish rights anywhere in
the globe, whenever the attack
occurs, and to anticipate and put
out the fires even before they
occur. Never again should any
Jew need to face repression alone
Jew have been perceived as a
people in power, as a people who
are wealthy, as a people who can
take care of themselves. But in
the international arena, we are
the underdogs. Let there be no
mistake about that. We need the
support of others, as well as of
ourselves. Our record on human
rights makes us entitled to the
support of others. We have
helped many others overcome.
Now we must overcome
We Get Letters'
The Pinellas County Board of
Rabbis expresses the Jewish
community's sense of horror at
the murders of the black youth in
Atlanta. We, who have experi-
enced the mass murders of chil-
dren of our own people will not be
silent as the children of our black
brothers and sisters are killed.
We call on local, state and federal
authorities to redouble and
coordinate efforts to stop the ter-
ror and to demand that the guilty
be brought to justice.
We believe that community
concern and the willingness not
to be indifferent can help!
This resolution adopted by the
Pinellas County Board of Rabbis
is a tangible expression of the
concerns that we. as Jews feel.
Rabbi Jacob Luski. President.
Rabbi Robert P Kirzner; Rabbi
Stanley Brav; Rabbi Sidney
Lubin: Rabbi Arthur Baseman:
Rabbi Jan Bresky: Rabbi Morris
Chapman: Rabbi Peter Mehler.
and Rabbi Morris Kobrinetz.
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian.
The One-Neas of G-d
and Jewish Unity
As a comparative newcomer to
Pinellas County, personal experi-
ences in the Jewish community
during this short period of time
have led me to believe that many
Jews understand neither the
meaning nor the significance of
the few yet simple words which
are the watchword of our faith:
She ma Yisroet Hear O' Israel,
the Lord our G-d, the Lord is
I f we all accept and believe in
the existence of one G-d as we so
repeatedly profess, should not
this commitment be accompanied
by the one-neas of all Jews as
well? Should we not all have an
affinity for one another? Should
we not all relate to and communi-
cate with all other Jews be
they Reform. Conservative or
As a small and almost unac-
countable percentage one
Dercent of Pinellas' total pop-
ulation, why must we be so
selfish, so self-centered and so
virtually immune and standoffish
in terms of supporting other
Jewish houses of worship in the
community other than our own?
What have we to lose by at least
acknowledging the community
activities of other Jewish congre-
gations in the area?
Contrary to what the prevail-
ing attitude seems to indicate, if
we do not support one another in
our quest for survival and
identity, there will be no Jewish
community. The Jew can not
have an identity without the
presence of synagogues and tem-
ples. And certainly, without syn-
agogues and temples, there is no
Judaism whatever the
During my early days of reli-
gious training, I worshipped at a
synagogue whose Aaron Kodesh
was adorned with the words: Dak
Lifne Me Ah-tau Omade
Know Ye Before Whom You
Stand. Although no mortal will
ever come to know G-d. 1
strongly suggest that all Jews
begin to think about those with
whom they stand.
Whether we be Reform, Con-
servative or Orthodox, we should
all stand as one before our one G-
d, and as one in the community in
which we live. Let us not forget
that our adversaries look upon all
Jews as one and the same-
Strange as it may seem, it is a
oneness, a sense of unity and co-
nesiveness that has been the key
to Jewish survival through the
ages and the perpetuation of our
faith and assurance that Ahm
Yisroel Choi The People of
Israel Live!
The clergy and officers of d
our synagogues and wmpto*
should take need of the old and
proven sdsgs that "A Hooss
Divided Against Itself Cannot
Stand" and begin to put into
Crsctice the principles or
rotherhood, compassion and un-
derstanding about which they *>
eloquently preach. Amen

Friday, June 19,1981
The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas Count*
Page 5
By Joel Breiuteln
Endowment Consultant
Executive Director
T.O.P. Jewish Foundation
Hypothetical: Sam Donorwitz
I is 65 years old and his wife,
Sarah, is 60. They have been life-
lent: residents of the Pinellas
I County Jewish Community and
I have been active financial sup-
[porters of the Federation and
[other Jewish Community pro-
jects. Sam is not considered a
[wealthy man in the community,
lalthough he has managed to ac-
Icumulate an estate valued at
[around $600,000 which includes
[some modest investments, a
Ismail family owned business,
(some life insurance and a jointly
owned personal residence. Sam
land Sarah have two children,
9th of whom are married and
eginning to develop their own
financial security. Sam and Sarah
have lived in their personal resi-
dence for over 25 years; it is debt-
free and has appreciated sig-
nificantly in value over the years.
Sam is interested in making some
kind of present endowment gifts
the Foundation for the benefit
bf his Federation's Endowment
}gram, but he does not feel
that he can afford to part with
uny of his cash or securities at
this time. Sam would like to
nake a gift during his lifetime to
cure the advantage of a current
ncome tax charitable deduction.
Q: How can Sam and Sarah
inorwitz get an income tax
Charitable deduction without
presently giving anything away?
A: We have often heard the ex-
pression, "Having Your Cake
Ind Eating it, Too." The above
[ituation fits that description. It
i not only possible to achieve the
ibjective sought by our hypothe-
|ical donor, but in many cases it
quite feasible from an income
ax and estate planning point of
The tax laws provide a means
ly which a taxpayer, without
[presently" giving away any-
Tifag, may obtain a current
pcome tax charitable deduction
nd ultimately benefit a chari-
bhlc organization. This objective
fcay be accomplished without the
bcessity of setting up a trust,
|ith little or no cost in making
gift and without depleting the
W of the estate that passes from
use lo spouse (in a very real
ense it may increase the amount
| the estate that passes tax free
a surviving spouse). There is
magic or slight-of-hand in-
plved here is how it works.
A person may give away a "re-
mainder" interest in a personal
pidence or farm. This, in effect.
a contribution of the absolute
ftnership of a personal residence
farm which takes effect at
Pme time in the future.
though the right to ownership
vested in the present, the
^tual right to possession of the
?perty by the Charitable
frganization does not occur until
pme time in the future, i.e., on a
frtain date or on the occurrence
^ an event such as, the death of
fie donor or his survivor.
Therefore, Sam and Sarah Do-
orwitz, since they own their
Brsonal residence jointly, could
ecute a deed transferring their
ereonal residence to Sam for life
nd on his death to Sarah for her
Ife. remainder to the TOP Jewish
foundation for the benefit of
k" Federation. What are the
vantages of making such a
Gift of Future "Remainder"
nterest provides donor with
prome tax charitable deduction
year he executes and records
deed (makes the gift).
?mount of deduction based on
tt uarially calculated value of re-
minder interest ultimately
passing to charity.
Because donor and spouse
retain a "life estate" in the
personal residence, they have the
absolute right to the use, oc-
cupation and enjoyment of their
personal residence until surviv-
ing spouse is deceased.
Value of personal residence
will be included in donor's gross
estate for estate tax purposes.
However, such value if offset by
an estate tax charitable
deduction. Effect of including
value of personal residence in
estate will increase the size of the
marital deduction (amount of
estate passing tax free to sur-
viving spouse).
Overall result will be a current
income tax Charitable Deduction,
decrease in estate tax liability
and an increase in the estate
passing tax free to surviving
This mode of making an en-
dowment gift can be utilized suc-
cessfully by almost anyone. It
may be particularly suited for a
widow or widower who does not
want to part with securities or
cash, but desires to make a life-
time gift to secure a present
income tax deduction. Also, a
married couple whose children
are grown and on their own would
benefit from making such a gift.
In order to take advantage of
making this type of endowment
gift there are several important
points to keep in mind. It is only
the "personal residence" or
"farm" of the donor that qualifies
for this special tax treatment. (A
Commercial Property or vacant
lot would not qualify). A
"Personal Residence" is defined
under the Internal Revenue Code
as "Any property used by the
taxpayer as his personal resi-
dence, even though it may not be
his principal residence." In
typical hyperbolic fashion the
Code says personal residence
means personal residence. A
"farm" has been defined in the
Code as "Any land, along with its
improvements, that is used by a
taxpayer (or his tenant) for the
production of crops, fruits or
other agricultural products or for
the sustenance of livestock."
Thus, it can be seen that an
Orange Grove used for produc-
tion of oranges would qualify as a
"farm". "Personal residence" has
ban interpreted to include a va-
Cation home used by the tax-
payer, as well as stock owner by a
taxpayer as a tenant-stockholder
in a co-operative housing corpo-
ration, if such dwelling is oc-
cupied by the taxpayer as a
personal residence. The
definitions, as they have been in-
terpreted, are quite flexible. Such
an endowment gift might be ideal
for the retired couple who
maintain both a personal resi-
dence in Florida and a personal
residence up north. Either or
both of the properties would
qualify under the definition of
"personal residence."
The second point to remember
is that the amount of the deduc-
tion that is allowable must take
into consideration the value of
the personal residence or farm
property. Thus, the donor must
get an appraisal of his personal
residence or farm property to de-
termine the fair market value of
the property at the time the gift
is made and this figure would
(EDITOR NOTE: LouiseRessler
has graciously accepted our invi-
tation to join the Jewish Flori-
dian as a book reviewer. We know
our readers will enjoy this fine
addition to our paper.)
Based on the novel by Chaim
Potok, the film "The Chosen"
was premiered at a gala theater
benefit on May 11, nationally, to
honor Israel in "Celebration 33".
500,000 people in over 1,000
theaters were expected to attend,
at a cost of $100 per ticket, to join
in this event. The film will not be
released to the public for six
months, it stars Maximillian
Schell, Rod Steiger, and Barry
Miller. "The Chosen" illumines
for us the age old bonds of love
and conflict ending in pain that
beset a father and son, and how
they must be broken and bent as
the boy gains maturity.
The setting is the Williams-
burg section of Brooklyn and
Crown Heights, New York, in the
1940's. Two boys, who have
grown up within several blocks of
each other but Uve in entirely dif-
ferent worlds, meet for the first
time in a handball game between
two parochial schools. The game
becomes a war to the kill! The
main struggle is between Danny
Saunders, son of the Orthodox
Rabbi Saunders, a moody bril-
liant boy (conflicted by the tradi-
tions he has grown up with),
destined to succeed his father in a
long, unbroken line of Tzaddikim.
He plays the game with pent
up rage, as he attacks his victim
Reuven Malter, son of a gentle
Talmudic scholar, an Orthodox
Jew whom the Chasidim look
upon as infidels. The game ends
with Reuven being hit by the
ball, pitched by Danny, which
hits him in the eye, resulting in
an injury requiring hospitaliza-
tion. He recovers, and from this
first encounter, the boys are
magnetically drawn, as the
hatred emanating from disparate
religious backgrounds ripens into
deep friendship.
The conflict between Chasidim
and enlightenment, represented
by the two fathers examines
issues of universal concern. Both
boys are scholarly, but have been
educated differently. The rigidity
of chasidim, the "in silence
upbringing, is in direct contrast
to the enlightenment attitude.
Before an assembled congrega-
tion, Reb Saunders makes
deliberate mistakes to test the
then be reduced using calcula-
tions prescribed by law.
Obviously, the shorter the wait-
ing period until the charitable
organization would come into full
possession of the property, the
larger the income tax charitable
Using this method to make an
endowment gift, a person of
modest means, who does not need
to have his personal residence or
farm sold at the time of his death
to provide cash flow for his
family, can become a Jewish
Philanthropist As in any tax
planning matter, however, a
Book Notes
two boys in Talmudic discourses.
He realizes that through Reuven,
in visits together, he, Reb Saun-
ders, can speak his heart to his
son, his spiritual heir.
The scenes in the book change
rapidly from sun splashed
rooms of modest homes to hospi-
tal scenes to congregational serv-
ices in the synagogue. The dark,
scholarly battle rages as the
novel moves to completion. In
the climax of lifes experiences, all
is felt-deep abiding love between
donor should consult his legal
and-or tax advisor before consid-
ering such a transaction. For
more information about this or
other plans for endowment giving
you or your legal and tax advisor
may contact the TOP Jewish
Foundation, 100 Twiggs Street,
Suite 4444, Tampa, Florida,
33602;.(813 225-2614). All in-
quiries will be held confidential.
NOTE: This column is written
as a service to provide general in-
formation to the public about the
endowment program. Informa-
tion contained herein is not
designed as legal or tax advice.
fathers and sons, the scholars
love of knowledge, tumults, ten-
sions and turmoils between
young and old. Danny wishes to
unleash the shackles and become
a psychologist, and his father
acceeds, in wisdom and love,
although he acclaims him his heir
and Tzaddik to his awe struck
It is a richly warm religious
story, a theme that Potok always
stresses. Read it. Then see it. It is
a classic.
Michael Bernstein is Executive Director of Gulf Coast Jewish]
Family Service, Inc. He has extensive professional training inM
treating individual and family problems and will be happy fo==
answer all letters received in this column. Please address allM
letters to Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service, Inc., 304 South =
Jupiter Avenue, Clear water, Florida 33515.
Dear Mr. Bernstein :
My husband and I are not impressed with the public shoo! _
setting and have explored private school settings. They appears
to be quite expensive and offer exposure to few Jewish children. =
Is there aa alternative?
Dear Mr. K.:
The Jewish Day School of Pinellas County offers grade K-3
and scholarships based on financial need. The Jewish population =
in Pinellas County represents less than two percent of the total
local population and explains the need for involvement of your
child in after school activities at the local JCC, synagogues and
temples to provide contact with fellow Jewish youth.
Mr. Bernstein
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service receives financial sup-
port from funds raised in the annual local Combined Jewish
Appeal Campaign.
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Friday, June 19, jggj
Congregations, Organizations. Events
Mixed BowIf
It was with deep sorrow that
the members of the Jewish Mixed
Bowling League of Clearwater
heard of the death of its founder
and organizer, Isidore Frank.
He was its "guiding light" and
will be greatly missed. May of the
bowlers were a part of the League
from its inception.
Golda Meir
Friendship Club
The Golda Men- Friendship
Club had to cancel its meeting on
May 25 due to the holiday. In its
place a picnic was held at Philipi
Park in Safety Harbor on
Wednesday. May 27. Erica and
Lisa Chemoff provided the enter-
tainment, and a wonderful time
was enjoyed by all. The club is
busy preparing for the next
season, and will hold the first
meeting on September 14. A
social and refreshments will
follow. The Golda Meir Friend-
-hip Club wishes all its members
a happy and healthy summer.
Tampa Bay
The Tampa Bay region of ORT
held an Honor Roll-Installation
Night on Sunday. June 7 at
Feather Sound Country Club.
Officers installed were Susan
Brimmer. President: Susan
Byrd. Chairperson of the Execu-
tive Committee: Mona Press,
Rita Bergman. Louise Ressler.
Gail Reiss. and Roberta Frankel.
ail vice Presidents: Betty Sue
Shane. Financial Secretary; Ellen
VVeinberg. Treasurer: Fran
Bnckman. Recording Secretary;
and Dottie Weinstein, Corre-
sponding Secretary
A Planning Conference was
held on June 10. at the Golda
Meir Center. 302 S. Jupiter Ave..
Clearwater. Dinner was served
free to those who attended.
Women* American
The St. Petersburg Afternoon
Chapter of Womens American
ORT held its installation of
officers for the 1981-82 year at a
luncheon on May 26. The follow-
ing women were installed as
officers: President: Mae Mallin.
Vice Presidents: Rae Schuster.
Marion Myers, Hilda Ratner,
Treasurer: Lillian Schmidt.
Financial Secretary: Sylvia
Zimbler. Recording Secretary:
Harriet Pyster, Corresponding
Secretary: Reva Stern, and Par-
liamentarian: Shirley Conyers.
Susan Brimmer. President of the
Tampa Bay Region was the in-
stalling officer.
The Golden Circle Award, a
beautiful gold pin, was presented
to Past President, Mrs. Louise
Ressler, in recognition of her
recent generous contribution.
Mrs. Ressler is a Vice President
and member of the Board of the
Tampa Bay Region. She was re-
cently elected to the Board of Di-
rectors of the District covering
the nine Southeastern States.
Musical entertainment was
provided by a Chamber Music
Trio consisting of Bea Rose. Jane
Stiffene and Margareth Douglas.
Mrs. Rae Schuster was Chair-
person of the function and was
assisted by Mrs. Anne Cons,
Mrs. Marion Myers and Mrs.
Lillian Schmidt.
Abe Adar Post 246
JWV and Auxiliary
On May 17 at the Jewish Com-
munity Center, on a signal from
senior vice commander Joe Char-
les, Harry Weiss, sargent-at-
arms. gave the command to color
bearers Harold Salkey and Jack
Belkin to advance and post colors
to the drum beat of the Dixie
Hollins High School Band. Jack
A very, officer of the day,
prepared the altar, and chaplain
Charles Kohn offered the opening
prayer. Thus began the installa-
tion of officers for the Abe Adar
Post 246 and the Auxiliary. The
state president, Leah Eisenman.
acted as the installing officer of
the Auxiliary, and was assisted
by Celia Steinberg, wife of the
national commander.
Newly elected officers of the
auxiliary are Syd Rosenthal,
oresident: Sarah Dreifuss, senior
vice president: Helen Hersh.
senior vice president: Jean Char-
les, junior vice president: Estelle
Seibert. recording secretary:
Helene Lesser, corresponding
secretary: Edith Johnson, treas-
urer; Betty Como. historian:
Anne Belkin. chaplain; Rae
Greenberg. conductress: Rose
Green, musician: Joanne Green-
berg. guard.
Trustees are Dora Forestone.
Effie Camino. Marion Kutner.
and Sallie Baker. Ida Freed is
patriotic instructor. A presenta-
tion was made to outgoing presi-
dent Rae Greenberg. in apprecia-
tion of the outstanding job she
performed as president.
Joe Charles had the privilege of
introducing the national com-
mander of the Jewish War Veter-
ans. Irving Steinberg. After
thanking the outgoing officers,
commander Steinberg called
forward the newly elected officers
and duly swore them in.
They are: commander. Lenny
Greenberg: senior vice president:
commander. Harry Weiss: Junior
vice commander. Harold Salkey:
Adjutant. Abe Walden: quarter-
master. Joe Come; chaplain.
Charles Kohn
Chairman of VAVS, Jack
Avery; Hospital chairman. Lou
Lofmin: officer of the day. an-
thony Laurelli: chairman of guest
speakers. Morris Watnick:
publicity chairman. Harry
Weiss: assistant publicity chair-
man. Sydney Pyster; and
trustees Morris Watnick. Harold
Green, and Lou Hersh.
Commander Steinberg gave a
most inspirational speech which
was received with a standing
ovation. After the closing prayer
was offered, the altar secured,
and the colors retired, refresh-
ments were served.
Auxiliary JWV
Gulf Coast
The installation of officers for
1981-82 for the Gulf Coast
County Council Auxiliary was
held the same evening as the Abe
Adar Post installation.
State president Leah Eisen-
man was the installing officer,
and was assisted by Celia Stein-
berg. Newly installed officers are:
president. Alice Lepkins, Post
205: senior vice president, Minnie
Posner. Post 373; junior vice
president. Elfie Camino. Post
246; chaplain, Rose Harrison,
Post 409; conductress, Hilda
Jacobs. Post 409: guard. Rae
Greenberg. Post 246; treasurer.
Esther Piper. Post 373; recording
secretary, Irene Kety. Post 409:
and corresponding secretary.
Sarah London. Post 205.
JWV 246
O. Sanford Jasper
O. Sanford Jasper, the Tax
Collecter of Pinellas County, was
the guest speaker at the monthly
breakfast held on May 31 by the
Abe Adar Post 246, Jewish War
Veterans. Morris Watnick. chair-
man of guest speakers introduced
the Hon. O. Sanford Jasper, who
delivered a talk on the various
forms of taxes, how they are col-
lected, how delinquent taxes are
handled, and other interesting
aspects of his profession.
After Mr. Jasper concluded his
talk, commander Lenny Green-
berg presented a Certificate of
Merit to comrade Harry Wohl-
berg, in recognition of the more
than 5.000 hours he had contri-
buted to the patients at Bay
Pines Veterans Hospital.
B'nai B'rith
Lodge 2603
After concluding a successful
and eventful year. B'nai B'rith
Lodge 2603. Clearwater. will be
dark for the summer. The new
season will begin in September
with a special program in the
Anti-Defamation League, its
work and its significance. Details
will be sent to all members. B'nai
B'rith needs you. but more im-
portantly, we need B'nai B'rith.
Call Morrie Newman, member-
ship chairman, at 799-1917 and
lend your support.
The Fountain Inn
A new supervised residential care community
in St. Petersburg
For the cldcrh/ who need assistdnc e. but don't want
the environment or eipense of .i nursing home.
L- Call 895*5771 for information-l
Religious Directory
400 Posodeno Awe S. Rabbi David Susskind Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 347-6136.
1844 54th St. S Rabbi Sidney lubin Sabbath Service*:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday. 9 a.m. 321-3380
301 59tfci St N Rabbi Jacob Luski Cantor Josef A. Schroeder
Service* Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday. 9 am.; Sunday, 9 a.m.
Mondoy-Fnday, 8 a.m. and evening Minyon.
8400 125th St N. Semmole Rabbi Michael I Charney
Sabbath Services: Friday. 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 30 a.m. 393-
1325 S Belcher Rd Clearwater Rabbi Peter Mehler Hazzan
Moishe Meirovich Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday,
9am Sunday morning Minyon. 9 a.m. 531 -1 418.
1685 S Belcher Rd. Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sobbath Ser
vices Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday morning, 10:30 o.m. 531-5829
P O Bo 1096. Dunedm Rabbi Jon Bresky Sobbath Services:
r- ao,, 8 p.m. 734-9428____________________________^^^^
Community Calendar
Saturday, Jane 20
Beth Shoiom, Gulfport Yiddish 8 p.m.
Monday, Jaoa M
Jewish Community Center Camp Kodimo begins Beth Shoiom,
Gulfport Hebrew Class 10 a.m.'Goldo'MeirFriendshipClub. 1-4
Tuesday,Jane 23
B'noiB'rith Women, Clearwater. Meeting, 8 p.m. Sisterhood,
B'nai Israel, St Petersburg Board Meeting.
Wednesday, June 24 Hadassah Board Meeting. 8 p.m. Jewish Community
Club. Beth Shalom, Clearwater, 1-4 p.m. Friendship Club,
B'nai Israel, Clearwater Board Meeting, 1 p.m
Thursday, June 25
Temple Beth El Toroh Class, St Petersburg. 10a m -12:15 p.m.
friendship Club, B'nai Israel, Clearwater 1 30 p.m
Friday, Jana 26
Saturday, Jane 27
Sunday,June 28
Monday,June 29
Goldn Meir Friendship Club, 1-4 p m Beth Shoiom Hebrew
Class 10am Gulfpot
This will be the last Community Calendar m The Jewish
FToridian tor the summer. We wHI resume publication of
the Community Calendar in September.

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The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Page 7
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Amy Beth Golumb, daughter
j Dr. and Mrs. Roger Golumb,
Jill celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on
lune 20 at Temple B'nai Israel,
llearwater. Amy attends the
I'nai Israel Religious School,
jid is a member of the Junior
Fouth Group. She is a seventh
trade student in the Safety
larbor Middle School, where she
I a cheerleader.
Dr. and Mrs. Golumb will host
he Oneg Shabbat in honor of the
(cession. A luncheon reception
fill be held on Saturday at the
ove Cay Country Chib. Family
om Pittsburgh, Los Angeles,
kid Cincinnati will join with
[my on this special day.
Amy Hochberg, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Hochberg,
was called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah on June 6 at Temple
B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Amy
attends the Temple B'nai Israel
Religious School. She is an Honor
Roll student at the Oak Grove Jr.
High, where she is in the seventh
Her interests include piano,
competitive gymnastics, and
cheerleading. Dr. and Mrs. Hoch-
berg hosted the Kiddush follow-
ing services in honor of the oc-
casion. A reception was held in
the evening at the Temple.
Special guests included grand-
parents Mr. and Mrs. Martin
Weintraub, and Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Hochberg: aunts Eleanor
Newman, Muriel Colby, and
Rubbles Wat sky; uncles Hebby
Watsky, and Douglas Colby;
great aunts and uncles Minnie
I^evenson, Mattie Doctor, Helen
and Arnold Weintraub, Mildred
and Seymour Kagan, Irving and
Frances Marshall, Lou Wein-
traub; cousins Bernice and Har-
ris Robbe from New York, and
many good friends.
[Ken Herman, son of Mr. and
Irs Frank Berman, will be
Jled to the Torah as a Bar Mitz-
|h on June 27 at Congregation
kth Shalom, Clearwater. Ken
lends the synagogue Religious
Ihool and is an eighth grade
udints in the Tarpon Springs
Iddlp School,
ir and Mrs. Berman will host
Kiddush following services in
fir sons honor. Special guests
include his grandparents
|ck and Sadye Gelb, and grand-
BthiT Rose Berman.
Steven Plutchok, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Murray Plutchok, will
be called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on June 27, at Congre-
gation B'nai Israel, St. Peter-
Steven attends the Pauline
Rivkind Talmud Torah and is an
eighth grade student in the
Chatter Box
Congratulattions to Monty Morris, who was re-appointed
a three year term as a member at large of the Clearwater
Community Relations Board Leo Corday has returned to the
Suncoast as a permanent resident. This gentleman is a former
producer, director, writer and vaudevillian, and wrote the
famous jingle "see the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet." Years ago. his
lather was the city editor of the Yiddish Forward We expect
big things from Alpert and Sheene, local Jazz recording stars.
They are negotiating with major recording labels now and we
vish them well. They can be heard on station WSRZ.
Welcome to newcomer Florence Chanen, charming com
buter specialist and vegetarian. What a combination! Ine
fid RadiaV Dave Strlcka. and Baail Kaytoo's hosted an
Kaborate cocktail party to celebrate mutual birthdays, ine
estivities were enjoyed by the Murray Kutners, Jfjm
?Vinsteina, Jack Dempaeya, RRh Samson, and Agnes bcnutt,
Imong many others ... We hear that Joanne Grossman, an
%ah to Israel, is planning a viait to St. Pete in the near future.
Monte Ehrenkranx continued to atudy after his Bar; Mitz-
hh, and recently Monte, now 17, and his brother Scott, chanted
fce entire cantorial portion at B'nai Israel Summer was oi-
fcially welcomed at Sam and Jody Wissrs,^who hosteda
Memorial Day Picnic at their beautiful home. Over 75 of tneir
friends and their children enjoyed a day of swimming, boating,
pinking and eating. What could be bad?
Pleaae .hare yow newa with -a. Send yonrhema toths
tunsh Floridian or call Gladys Osfcsr at 866-2007, TW Chat
3x can be fun only if everybody contributes to it.
Azalea Middle School. He is a
percussionist in the concert band.
Dr. and Mrs. Plutchok will
host the Kiddush following serv-
ices. A reception will be held on
June 27 at Congregation B'ani
Israel. Celebrating with Steven
will be family from Virginia, and
Aunt Rose and Uncle Harry
Siegal. from St. Petersburg.
Harriet Sloane of N.Y Installed as
Chairman of UJA's Women's Division
am a f._ _r f__*- I \La/ .TaT*UV
David Lee Warner, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Warner, was
called to the Torah as a Bar Mitz-
vah on June 13, at Temple B'nai
Israel, Clearwater. Lee is a
seventh grade student at Ken-
nedy Middle School, where he is a
high Honor Roll student, Science
Club officer, track team manager,
and Math Field Day Class repre-
sentative. He plays soccor for the
Clearwater Soccor Association.
Lee is a student in the B'nai
Israel Religious School, and a
member of the Youth Group.
Mr. and Mrs. Warner hosted
the Kiddush following services in
honor of the occasion. An evening
reception was held at Temple
B'nai Israel. Special guests in-
cluded grandfather Sam Shin-
baum and grandparents Naomi
and Warner T. Warner.
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Slone succeeds Bernice Wald-
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number of UJA National Wo-
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Her husband is Stanley Slone,
National Vice Chairman of UJA
and a major Jewish leader on the
national scene.
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The Jewish Floridian of PincUas County
Friday. J
County Jewish Day School
It seems that ihh this sea-
son, shta one would thmk that
to a
of actrvay Throughout
the year banquets, awards
* i and the bke. The Dav
School, to*, has beca affected bv
the >|.ih. Wan* tbe
has oak recently dosed as <
for the
eaks of
t -ah acthnti
other weeks throughout the Da'v
Schools first rear of
On May 31 the Dav Schools
^aaaaavi x* w wmfm acttewg
It was a dehghtful pan* at the
War Veterans Memorial Park.
*_~:5 _3l^< arx; Tnetcs wwjwwwg
hot dogs, chips, auceand a qcuec
day at the park. HapifnMy. too.
of the Day School famay
The Pkaalas Coaaty Jewish
Day School is arrant ed wah the
80 day whores throughout the
Uuaed States aad Caaarh Oa
Taaaday. Jane 2 as field rep
reseetativs visaed wuk
of the school to gam thear
mto thear atui as The rep
ilatsinc Dr. Saul Warns, n a
highly respected Jewish
educator He is acted far his work
kt the lanilaaimririnri aad
drxefapmeot of the U ailed Syna-
imiiiafcaai the
of teaching and
He has re-
oeathr served as dean of Gratza
CoBeg* m Phiankdphia. Pa. He b
for parental mput as he
the aew national cam-
far Sofomoc IlI.w htti
De> Schoo**-
WhJe in St Petersburg. Dr
Weeks wa also be t-scof the
school m sesaeoa. otfeiiag sample
for the teachers
m wkh the
The fourth, which
day ever;-.rig- marked the Day
At the
special cereaaony head m the
of Congregatioa B aai
the Day School
six kmder-
ganeners were graduated to first
grade. The lananader of the
was promoted to the next
Rabbi Jacob Laakx a member of
the Day School's Advisory Board
aad speraaal wader of Con-
B am Israel, was of-
ficer of
piesatent Reva Pearlstem tree-
sarer Jar Kaaffman recordmg
secretary' Frank Moss, aad
corresponding secretary. J
As the last major event of the
year, the evening also presented
the school with the opportunity
to present Certificates of Merii
the voktateers who -
Elected to the board of di-
rectors for a three-year term
were Dr Michael Philips. Mrs
Reva Pearfaaem. Jay Kaatomc
aad Dr Frank Moss. Elected far
a mo-year term were Mrs
Joaan Laakx Stan Fredeid Hy
PhilbpsandDr Gordon Sasaun
Electee far a one-year term
were Dr Pad Cohan. Saal Rom.
Mrs. Lo PardoQ and Mrs. Jayae
Wesasznan. Board _
also installed daring the
of _
edacatonal programs. A special
%xxe of thanks was also griaa to
the faculty, who of coarse are the
important mgrednut m the
t of any school
al the
the musical
i of the Day Schools
children Singing a selection of
American and Israeli songs, the
students pustund a wonderful
contrast to the more formal pro-
grams of thei
June fifth waa the last dJ
school It too was special
that day the Day School el
partied and participated m
special naat-Otympics St
who completed a special
vascular esareiae program
taJed the Exodus Run ,
presented with Certificatei
Fitness. Winners in the Oryn
were given ribbons as proea.
So. as the school ounj (
forward to the dclighta
summer, bade the school a |
farewell. Come August 31
than 40 youngsters will agnl
sayiBghelo as the school h
its second year of operation.
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Israel celebrated C
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of 10 years of re-
school Una tane of conv
and reaifirmatioE oa the
con&mieats autn.
Cunfa mil held daring the
hohday of Shavuoc whach corn-
Tea Cor-r-anrr-TienTs on Mount
on The Future sad
Rabbi Panaisn gave a
leasing to each of the
Coafmeata, foloaid by Saul
Fern. Temple Piseadent. and Zena
Sukaa. Dvwctor of Education.
who praseatad them with a certif-
nreata of the I
a reception
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Jeffrey Drackar. Bnan ]
Daniel FarreJL Nancy
Bryan Golumb. Sharon Hy
Howard Jacobs. David
Steven KJam, Joy
Mara Levins. Miriam
Lisa Newmark. Bill Reed,
Roaenfekl. Jimmy
Shsryl Singer Seflr
Vara Teve, David Thornj
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