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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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Fred K. Shochet
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M Chanukah in Jerusalem
Through the open windows, I
beard voices singing "Maoz tsur"
\ from quivering childish
soprano to deep baritone. The
melody was the same in every
Jewish home around the world,
for this is Chanukah, the festival
of lights. But there was some-
thing different about it for me
then ... I was hearing it in Jeru-
IB em, and it had a very special
I was walking near my aunt's
e in Jerusalem. It was areli-
bn is neighborhood but in a
rel.ixed, non-oppressive sort of
wa\ There was room here for all
lands of Jews the crocheted
"kipot" type form the majority, a
very few "shtreimels" and a scat-
tering of bare heads.
It was just after sunset and on
almost every window ledge or
balcony there was a "Chanukiah"
burning. Most were made of a
bluish green copper, decorated
with designs of lions, vines,
pomegranates or eagles. Other
"menorot" were illuminating the
tops of public buildings and
water towers.
Chanukah in Jerusalem is not
only a festival of lights, it in-
volves all the senses. There was
the smell of "Sofganyhot"
wonderful jam-filled (and very
fattening!) doughnuts frying in
oil, and the taste of "lathes" of
all kinds. Children were singing,
and showing each other their
Chanukah gelt" (money) and
dreideU" the foursided
spinning top with the Hebrew
letters nun, gimel, hei and shin,
standing for "Ness gadol haya
poh" "great miracle happened
here" (outside Israel it iB"sham"
On the first night, the
shamash" lights just one can-
dle: on the second night two are
lit, and an extra one each evening
until the last night all eight are
burning. Some people burn oil,
but most use multi-colored can-
dles like those that decorate chil-
dren's birthday cakes.
This was Chanukah in Jeru-
salem, and I can't help contrast-
ing it with those I remember from
Scotland, where I was bom.
There, Chanukah had to compete
with "ten shopping days to
Christmas" and giant effigies of
Santa Claus and Christmas tress
in the streets and shop windows.
It became rather over-shadowed
and its significance somehow
But there in Jerusalem one
can celebrate it fully and absorb
the meaning of the first
Chanukah, which happened in
that very city more than 2,000
yean ago. The historical story is
wellknown. Judah the Maccabee
Syrians who occupied the land
of Israel about 166 BCE, and he
was victorious. There is a miracle
associated with the victory.
When the Temple was to be rede-
dicated, only one cruse of
sacramental oil was found. It was
supposed to burn for just one
day, but miraculously it lasted
for eight days until other pure oil
could be prepared.
Weak against strong
Few against many
As with other festivals in the
cycle of the Jewish year,
Chanukah has a dual origin
historical and seasonal. Long be-
fore the maccabees, there was an
established winter festival at this
time (REF: Babylonian Talmud,
Avodah Zarah 8 b). One reason
for the gradual increase in day-
light after the ominous, steadily
darkening days of late autumn.
Another was connected with the
kindling of fire, an ancient Jewish
custom at the dedication of the
temple altar. Yet a third was the
festive act of carrying wands
wreathed with leaves, branches of
fruit and palm fronds (ref: 2
Maccabees 10 5-8). Whether
Chanukah draws its source from
the historical or the seasonal, the
central motif is light.
. Is our time, Chanukah signi-
fies the struggle of the weak
against the strong, and the few
against the many. It is very
meaningful in Israel today, which
has had to fight five wars in its
short history, always against far
greater odda.
Eternal Capital
What a wonderful feeling to
walk, at Chanukah, through the
very streets where Judah Mac-
cabee led his victorious army
2,000 yean ago. One can
visualize them bearing their
wands as they offered hymns and
praise. Today, the voices are of
children singing "maoz tsur" as
their fathers recite the blessings
over the "Chanukiah." The brave
little candles send forth their
light from the windowsills and
balconies of Jerusalem, eternal
capital of the Jewish people.
Chanukah: The Holiday Symbolizing
'A Victory of the Spirit'
Chanukah is the historic
holiday through which we, as
Jews, celebrate the glorious and
deserving victory of the brave
Maccabees of ancient Modin
against the cruel King Antiochus
and his wicked oppression of the
Jews. However, more important
than this, is the fact that in com-
memorating this struggle for
freedom, in our history, we are
celebrating more than a military
victory. The true spirit of
Chanukah is really a celebration
of the victory of righteousness
over ruthlessness and of
democracy over dictatorship.
The spirit of Judaism has ever
been a bastion of strength for its
adherents. A force which has
been instrumental in the rejuvin-
ation of Jewry, following every
holocaust of our history. The
Jewish people have enjoyed
spiritual, religious, political and
economic renewal time and time
again throughout the centuries of
our existence.
A quality of our people to
reiuvinate spiritually, which has
continued to thwart the efforts of
our enemies, whose constant goal
it has been to exterminate and
wipe the Jewish people from the
face of the earth.
This is why, the story of
Chanukah, in particular, renews
every Jewish heart with hope. It
is an annual reminder, to us of G-
d's continuous and wondrous
Miracles on our behalf, "H-s
chosen people." A people whom
He has blessed with the
sustaining, life giving qualities of
everlasting hope, trust in H-s
Mercies, devotion to H-s com-
mandments, and '.he will of self
sacrifice on behalf of our
And it is these precepts and
this spirit of our people, which
floods every Jewish heart and
home with supplementary light
to the Chanukah candles, at
Chanukah time. And, it is this
Majesty of spirit which has
enabled Jewry to endure all, with
which we have been tested and,
to survive and emerge aa an
"Eternal People" and continual
force for the freedom of mankind
throughout the centuries.
White Ball Planned for March
Chanukah is a magic potpourri
of light and song, dreidels, latkes
and Chanukah gelt. We are cele-
brating a miracle. Our own mira-
cle is that we have survived, the
weak against the strong, the
minority against the majority,
for over 2,000 years to celebrate
and remember Judah Maccabee,
who, in the name of the people of
Israel fought what many believe
to be the first recorded battle in
history for religious freedom. I
give thanks to the multitude of
organisations who continually
fWht, struggle and strive on all
our behalves to msintsin our
freedom. The Jewish Federation
of Pinellas County in consort
with the Jewish Federations
throughout the world are in no
anail way participating in the
modern dsy miracle of Chanukah
as the Maccabees were 2,000
years ago.
. Blue and White Ball planned
for Saturday March 20 at the
first meeting of the 1982 Blue and
White Ball committee, it was de-
cided to hold the second annual
Federation blue and white ball on
Saturday night, March 20, 1982.
The Blue and White Ball Com-
mittee meetings was attended by
Edie and Len Seligman, co-chair-
persons, Stan and Ruth Ben-
jamin, Mort and Marcia Gold,
Stan and Maureen Rosewater,
Saul Schechter, 1982 Federation-
combined Jewish Appeal General
Campaign Chairman, Rabbi
Jacob Luski, Ira and Beverly
Milton and Gerald Rubni, execu-
tive director of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
"We must build on the suc-
cesses of last year," said Len
Seligman, "and work towards
making the Blue and White BaU
affair the social function of the
year for the Jewish Community.
A 'fralach' evening will be em-
phasized this year."
The 1982 Blue and White BaU
will be held at the Don Ce Ser
Hotel la St. Petersburg, andan
overflow attendance ia expected.
The Blue and White BaU,
which is sponsored by the
Federation-combined Jewish ap-
peal campaign, is a function of
the $500 division, and those at-
tending will have previously
pledged a minir"'"" of 6600 to the
1982 campaign.
(Left to right) Saul Schechter, Edie Seligman, Len Setigrian
Opinion Poll Shows Most
Israelis Favor Sinai Force
public opinion poll published in
the Jerusalem Post says that
some 70 percent of the public
favors strategic cooperation with
the U.S., and about 46 percent
would be in favor of Israeli sol-
diers fighting alongside Ameri-
can soldiers to keep the Soviets
out of the Middle East, even it it
involved defending Saudi Arabia.
ANSWERING IF they were
for or against strategic coop-
eration with the U.S., 70.6 per-
, cent said yes, 24.3 percent said
no, and 4.3 percent were unde-
Those replying affirmatively
were then asked whether they
thought Israeli soldiers should
fight alongside Americans, to de-
fend Saudi Arabia against the
USSR if necessary, and 64.4 per-
cent said yes, with 32.9 percent
saying no and 2.7 percent un-
decided. Support for strategic co-
operation cut across all sections
of the public, of both sexes, all
ages and all ethnic backgrounds
and economic and social strata.

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Pe 2
The Jewish Floridian ofPinelias County
Raising Money Is the Means
Saving Lives, Building a Nation
This is Darit. She is 16 and
lucky. She faces a bright, vibrant
Jewish future. Two years ago,
she had no future. The difference
... is Youth Auyah.
"I lived for my first 15 years in
Bat Yam, a poor section of Tel
Aviv, where I shared a three and
a half room apartment with two
brothers and five sisters. It was
not a good life. There was
violence all around me in my
neighborhood, and I hung around
with a lot of bad people. I started
doing all the worst things you
can imagine. I was fooling around
a lot and didn't know, or care,
where I was going or what I was
"In my school at home, the
kids were terrible they didn't
respect the teachers, and they
didn't allow them to teach us
anything. I did things to escape,
to forget everything that was
happening around me. I was
happy when Youth Aliyah sent
me to a boarding school, because
I knew I could no longer stay at
"When I first got here to my
Youth Aliyah school, I didn't
know how to act, and I did all
kinds of terrible things. But
everyone had a lot of patience
with me. They understood I was
afraid. Now, I am able to concen-
trate on my studies. My head is
clear. Here, the people talk to me
. pay attention to me .
worry about me and care
about me.
A Hanukah Message
Wars are fought for many
reasons: territorial acquisition.
Chauvinism, bitter rivalry but
there have been few wars fought
solely to gain the right of
religious freedom. The first such
struggle was waged in the second
century BC by the Maccabees.
Despite enormous odds these
Jews powerful Greek Army and
their Syrian mercenaries. The
Jews pitted their crudely made
weapons against the bronze
rmor of their enemi* ti
charged on foot into the 0\
calvary of chariots and ekhV
Most importantly for iT*!
Macabees won '
Not land.
Not empire.
Not domination.
But rather they won the.
to live as Jews.
Something to think bout J
land where our religious freaW
^ often taken fa"**
Your contributions to UJA insure that youngsters like these, the pride
and hope oflsraefs future, will have a life of freedom and security.
"I really like this place. I feel I
can breath here ... I like the
trees ... I like the people. I feel
wonderful since I came here. I am
a different person, a better per-
son. Youth Aliyah has given me a
new life."
Youth Aliyah is Israel's educa-
tional program for Israeli
teenagers. Many of these young
men and women live in distressed
neighborhoods where social,
economic and cultural isolation
has interfered with their develop-
ment and growth. Their lives are
becoming purposeful, productive
Jewish lives, given focus and
direction by the skills for life and
work Youth Aliyah provides.
In 1982, because of a shortfall
in campaign funds. Youth Aliyah
is in trouble. Intake will barely
reach last year's numbers, while
the waiting list youngsters
like Dorit whose future is on the
line keeps growing.
The children of Israel are our
children. Their future is the
future of Israel. They must ex-
perience the difference between a
life of aimlessness underemploy-
ment and alienation and a
full, Jewish life.
Youth Aliyah has made the
difference for Dorit.
The gifts that we make to our
1982 UJA community campaigns
can help to make the difference
for hundreds of other Dorits
throughout Israel.
We can make the difference.
Yea. We can.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service]
Helps People Cope With Depressk
Soviet Jewry Questions You've AlwaysWanted to Ask
By Student Struggle
for Soviet Jewry
Q. How many Jews are there fa
Russia? What kind of Jewish life
do they have?
A. Despite Kremlin attempts
to deflate the number of Jews in
the Soviet census, there are still
probably nearly 3,000,000 in
Russia today. The once-vibrant
Jewish life was systematically
exterminated under Stalin and
has never been restored. For ex-
ample, there are now only 55
synagogues and fewer than 10
Q. If so many Soviet Jews are
assimilated, why do they want to
A. Official Soviet anti-
Semitism has become increasing-
ly virulent today, both in the
press and in educational and job
opportunities. Many Russian
Jews see no future for themselves
and especially their children in
the USSR. The potential for
Kremlin-approved physical vio-
lence against Jews is a real fear.
Q. How does a Soviet Jew
apply to leave?
A. He must receive a vysov
(invitation) from a relative
abroad. In many USSR cities, it
must be from an immediate
family member living in Israel.
Since many Soviet Jews have no
such relatives, tens of thousands
cannot even apply for exit or are
constantly dented exit and be-
come '' refuseniks. Thousands of
Jews are refused on phony
grounds that they somehow
possess "state secrets."
Q. What happens when a Jew
applies for an exit visa?
A. Anything. The lucky few
may get visas in several months.
Others have been waiting up to a
dozen years or more. Many are
dismissed from their jobs, then
th itene% with trial for "parasi-
tism." Young man may be
thrown out of school, then sub-
jected to a punitive Red Army
draft; those who refuse on the
grounds they will be labelled as
having "secrets" and be delayed
in exiting at least seven more
years are often imprisoned. Many
refuseniks are harassed by the
KGB as examples to instill fear
into potential exit applicants.
Q. Who are the Prisoners of
A. These are Soviet Jewish
men and women imprisoned for
seeking only their right to emi-
grate to Israel. They include the
well-known Anatoly Sharansky,
who sought to rejoin his beloved
wife A vital in Jerusalem; Vladi-
mir Slepak. who hung a banner
from his Moscow balcony
demanding reunion with his son
in Israel, and consequently was
exiled to remote Siberia; Ida
Nudel the guardian angel" of
the prisoners and now herself
banished to Siberia; Igor
Guberman, sentenced for helping
edit a unofficial Jewish journal;
Dr. Viktor Brailovaky, organizer
of unofficial seminars for refuse-
nik scientists and chief editor of
the samizdat journal "Jews in the
USSR ; Grigory Geishia, tried
for refusing a punitive Red Army
draft; and Evgeny Lein, sen-
tenced for organizing private
Jewish self-study groups
Q. What is the condition of the
POCS in the labor camps?
A. In one word, Hell. Jewish
prisoners may be put among
murderous criminals or un-
reformed Nazis. The Gulag seeks
to break body and spirit. Anatoly
Sharansky, for example, was put
in solitary confinement after a
provocation; he was ordered to
clear snow from a "free fire" zone
around the guards' towers, who
have have the to shoot prisoners
there. When Sharansky refused,
he was locked up under con-
ditions of severe suffering.
Q. Do Soviet Jews resist anti
A. It's almost impossible, but
some Jewish activists have
managed to organize unofficial
Jewish classes, Hebrew study
circles, a Moscow Jewish kinder-
garten, and circulate typewritten
Jewish samizdat.
Most of the organizers of these
efforts are under severe KGB
harassment. In Moscow recently,
police entered the Marina Roscha
Synagogue and ordered that
study of Jewish subjects im-
mediately cease. In one rural
village, Ilyinka. the 130 Jewish
families strive to observe Jewish
traditions, despite much official
Q. What is the issue of Soviet
Jewish 'dropouts?'
A. Because most Soviet Jews
are assimilated because of the ex-
traordinary anti-Israel propagan-
da in Russia, because of the diffi-
culties of living in Israel (how
many American Jews are there?!,
many of the Jews exiting Russia
do not continue to Israel. Never-
theless, over 160,000 Soviet Jews
are today successfully absorbed
in Israel.
It is our collective responsi-
bility to try to get proper in-
formation on Judaism and Israel
to Jews within the USSR, and to
make Israel the type of country
to which Jews from throughout
the world will be attracted.
Q. What can I do to help?
A. Quite a bit. Some things are
to join our adopt-a family" pro-
ject by writing to Soviet Jewish
refuseniks and prisoners; en-
courage members of Congress
and other influential personalities
or groups to intervene; call or
write Soviet officials; join our
rallies; volunteer in our offices,
befriend Russian Jewish immi-
grants in Israel and the U.S.;
spread the word on this vital
issue affecting a quarter of the
world's Jews to your friends and
KGB officials often taunt
Soviet Jews: "We'll do what we
want with you because your
friends in the West have
forgotten you."
For more information, write to
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry. 210 W. 91 St.. New York.
Depression is a problem that
can strike all people of all ages at
any time of year. However, the
holiday period is a particularly
difficult time for many people.
For those who have lost s loved
one, being alone during the holi-
days can be extremely painful.
Holidays are when families are
supposed to be together. When
confronted with loss and loneli-
ness, people can become de-
The holidays are also supposed
to be a time of great happiness
and joy, but for those who are
unhappy and not joyful, there are
constant reminders of their con-
dition. Now is an especially diffi-
cult time of year because we have
just been through the High Holy
Days and are moving into
Hanukkah. Depression is felt
most keenly not and for the next
couple of months.
Help is available for depres-
sion. Even though a person feels
hopeless and helpless, they are
not truly at the end of their rope.
We at Jewish Family Service
have experience in aiding people
through this painful period in
their life.
Mrs. Iris Lee. psychiatric so-
cial worker, says, "People fre-
quently come to us at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service for help in
dealing with their feelings of
loneliness and depression. We
have been able to offer therapy
and counseling to those who are
Mrs. Iris Lee,
suffering. The pain and numb-
ness of depression can be Unify-
ing, but it can be helped. People
do get better. Depression fat
not have to be a way of life Miny
have gotten help, and then when'
looking back at their sense of
hopelessness, helplessness. Ion
of appetite and sleepless nighu,
wonder why they waited so long
to seek aid."
We urge all of you who might
be experiencing depression tool
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Serv-
ice at 446-1005 or 381-2373. Ttat
is hope for you too.
New Jewish Agency
Policy Cuts Dropout Rate
latest efforts to reduce the num-
ber of dropouts among Soviet
Jews reaching Vienna resulted in
doubling the proportion of those
coming to Israel in the three
weeks since the plan took effect.
But the number of Jews leaving
the USSR in that period totalled
only 201 and the majority of
them still went to countries other
than Israel, World Zionist
Organization chairman Leon
Dul/in reported to the Knesset's
Immigration and Absorption
The Jewish Agency
inaugurated a new policy last
month whereby only those Soviet
Jewish emigres with first degree
relatives in the U.S. or other
western countries-spouse, chil-
dren or parents-are referred to
HAS for immigration
assistance The others are re-
quired to go to Israel or fend for
Dulzin said the proportion
coming to Israel in the three-
week period was 31 percent, up
from about 15 percent previously.
Another 41 percent went to the
U5>. where they hsve close rela
tives. The remaining 28 percent
refused to go to Israel. Inasmuch
as they could no longer travel
elsewhere under WAS
patronage, they sought help from
other refugee organizations in-
cluding Christian bodies and the
anti-Zionist Satmar Hasidic Riv
Tov organization. Jewish Agency
officials reported.
Dulzin's report triggered
criticism from two committee
members. Dov Zakin of Maptm
and Fror Zeigerman of w
Liberal Party wing of Kikud
blamed the Jewish Agency tor
the shsrp drop in Soviet sliya.
They claimed that if acuon
against the dropouts had been
taken two years ago. the Soviet
authorities would not have n*o
the easy excuse to tighten en
restrictions on grounds that mosi
of the Jewish emigres were gong
to the U.S.
Although most committ*
members supported the !*
Agency's new mu****~
HIAS, committee chtinnej
Moshe Arens said that to ivoj
the appearance of coercion, w
Jewsleaving the USSR flown directly from Moscow*
Israel. Fsiling that, he saidJJJ
be closed down and all J
grant* taken directly to the u
port on arrival in Vienna

Friday. December 18,1961

The Jewish Floridian of PinellasCoun
Joel Breltsteln
Endowment Consultant
Executive Director
T.O.P. Jewish Foundation
(Second of a two-part series)
P"t P 7 SZT Uk* dv*,tS Economic recovery
Tax Act in 1961
In Part I of this two part series I reviewed generally the
ERTA and some of its implications in the field of charitable
giving. Part II of this article explains some of the methods that
can be used by donors to make their Charitable Gift, and the tax
and philanthropic advantages that will accrue by making gift
before year end. Three of the modes of giving are discussed
In the simplest terms a "Philanthropic Fund" acts as a
donor's charitable bank account. Cash, appreciated securities,
real estates, closely held stock or other appropriate property is
transferred to the foundation for the benefit of the donor's
Federation Endowment Fund. An identifiable Fund is set up in
the name of the donor or someone he or she wishes to honor. The
donor, or his designee, annually has the right to make recom-
mendations to the foundation as to how the income and, in an
appropriate situation principal, of his or her Philanthropic Fund
should be spent, i.e., income directly to Federation, directly to a
component agency, to a synagogue or temple, or any other host
of charitable projects. The donor creates his philanthropic bank
account in the year when it may be most beneficial to him or her,
from a tax standpoint, and then uses this philanthropic bank
account in future years to supplement his charitable endeavors
or be a primary source of charitable giving. Benefits to donor:
Tax deduction on fair market value of gift and no capital
gains tax on transfer;
Income earned on investment of principal of Fund not taxed
to donor;
Method of supplementing future charitable giving when
donor reaches maximum charitable income tax deductions in
subsequent years.
Donor may accomplish varied philanthropic purposes
through creative recommendations.
Donor has a permanent and identifiable charitable Fund.
Another method of charitable giving that may be of interest
to a donor who will be in the 50 percent or above Tax Bracket
during 1981 is the charitable remainder trust. Donor creates a
trust before year end to which cash or other marketable, appre-
ciated assets are transferred. Annual income is paid to the donor
or other designated person or persons for life or stated period of
time of at least 5 percent of the initial fair market value of the
trust principal (annuity trust) or at least 5 percent of the value
of the trust assets as redetermined annually (unitrust.) The re-
mainder interest (what is left at the end of the trust term) then
goes directly to charity, Le., TOP Jewish Foundation for the
benefit of donor's Federation Endowment Fund. Donor receives
an income tax charitable deduction based on government ac-
tuarial tables of the value of the remainder interest to charity.
Benefits to donor:
Donor takes tax deduction in 1981 while in a high tax
Donor receives income in 1982 and subsequent years when he
is in a lower maximum tax bracket.
Method of converting highly appreciated assets with low
annual yield to income producing assets with no capital gains
tax incurred on conversion of the assets.
Provides guaranteed, although deferred, gift to charity
which can ultimately be used to perpetuate donor's charitable
Finally, a donor can maiimixe his charitable income tax
deduction in 1981 by establishing a short term charitable lead
trust. The lead trust, or "front end" trust as it is sometimes
called, is the exact opposite of the "remainder" trust just dis-
cussed, because the charity gets its interest in the beginning (an
income interest for a term of years) and the property reverts
back to the donor at the end of the trust term.
Although there are various forms of the lead trust, in order
for the donor to be entitled to the charitable income tax deduc-
tion up front in 1981, the trust must be for a term of less than 10
years; the assets placed in trust must revert to the donor at the
end of the term; and the donor is treated as receiving the income
generated by the trust during its term which means it will be m-
cludable in his income over the span of the trust term. However,
if the donor is at the 70 percent income tax level in 1981, (year of
the deduction) he can come out ahead, since the income will be
attributable to him when he is in a lower tax bracket.
A real bonus to a donor who establishes such a giftjrould
occur, if he funded the trust with tax exempt bonds. Not only
would he get an up front income tax deduction on the actuanaly
determined value of the gift to charity, but there w"*1/'* ?
income tax to pay in future years on the income generated try tne
Trust assets because it is tax exempt!
If you wll be in the 60 percent tax bracket or above in 1981,
contact your tax advisor today. As eidowment *Vto.
your Federation. I will be happy to meet with you and or your
tax advisor for a confidential dfocuasfon on how to ""
your charitable income tax deduction and establish a gift which
will be of benefit to your Jewish Community for years to come.
[Thie is written as a service to provide general *"""j"
to the public about the endowment program. Information
contained herein hi not designated as legal or tax advice,/
From the Rabbi's Desk
Most of us are familiar with the
fact that after he resigned from
the Vice- Presidency of the United
States to face a felony charge in
Maryland, Spiro Agnew hired
himself out to Arab oil interests.
For several years before he was
found guilty of bribery, Agnew
went around the country criticiz-
ing Israel for not surrendering
land that Israel had captured in
defending itself against the Arab
Now we have been dis-
heartened and startled to read in
the papers that three former
Presidents have assumed the
Agnew line.
Past President Nixon, Past
President Ford, and Past Presi-
dent Carter have corns out for
recognition of the PLO as the
legitimate spokespeople for the
Palestinians. Whether they link
their endorsement with a re-
quired PLO recognition of the
existence of Israel is inconse-
quential. It surely demonstrates
Political and Moral Midgetry.
We do not yet know whether
Nixon is receiving any funds or
favors from Arab interests, but
his Anti-Semitism is well docu-
Gerald Ford, I have read, is a
member of the Board of Directors
of Santa Fe International which
has just been purchased by Arab
And Jimmy Carter, though not
yet linked to Arab sources, as far
as we know, does have brother
Billy to thank for a Libyan con-
The lesson for us is dear. As
the Arabs employ more end more
people in formerly high positions
to speak for their cause, the
media will be inundated with pro-
Arab sentiment. Arab financial
resources may influence others
who have a media charisma to
reinforce their contentions, and
swing American Public opinion.
We must remain ever alert and
defend Israel courageously when
Israel warrants such defense; if
not, Arab money will not only
burn holes is some pockets but
will burn out all opposition.
Dancemakers Dazzling
The Dancemakers premiered
two works for their November
performance at the Jewish Com-
munity Center of Tampa. The Is-
raeli Suite, choreographed by
Barton Mumaw, was created for
the Jewish community. Danced
and sung by the company and
guest vocalists, the Dancemakers
concluded their performance by
inviting members of the audience
to join them in dancing
The premiere of "Dance-Deco"
was equally well received as
danced by Maggie Cortex,
Victoria D'Angelo, Nancy Fea-
Jewish Film
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter, Jewish Day School, Golda
Meir Center and Jewish Federa-
tion are co-sponsoring a com-
munity wide film series begin-
ning in late February. The films
have a "Yiddish Chain," and
were chosen for their overall ap-
peal to all ages. They will be
shown on Mondays at the JCC in
St. Petersburg, and on Tuesdays
at the Golda Meir Center in
Clearwater, with two showings
respectively. The cost for the
series of three is s nominal $5,
with single films at $2.50 each.
For senior citizens and children
under 16, the series charge is $3,
and $1.50 for single showings.
The films are as follows:
January 25,26 "I Love You
March 29, 30 "The Frisco
April 26,27 The Front"
Information on the series is
available from the Jewish Com-
munity Center. Call 344-5796.
gans, Elizabeth Gallagher and
Cynthia Pike.
Unfortunately Barton Mumaw
was ill and could not appear. In
his place, Florida Folk artist Will
McClain performed his original
poem and sang composition to
which Lais mimed and danced.
The comedic motif of
"Flickers" reflected the style of
early silent movies danced to the
music of Scott Joplin. Iieanne
Rose charged the mood effective-
ly with her solo in "Summer
Madness." The men and woman
of the company danced easily
from style to style. Colors and
movement to music made the
"Bach Suite" memorable. From
the opening number Alarippu."
an invocation dance done in at-
tractive costumes and bells
resounding with each movement
through the Jewish folk dancing
with the audience, the Dance-
makers captivated the audience.
Hopefully, the Center will
again have the opportunity to
have the Dancemakers. It will be
another evening to remember.
Wishing you and yours
A very Happy Hanukah
Michael Blumberg
Mark Phillips
Greg Sturgis
Joseph Piccirilli
and all of the people at
The Pinellas County Jewish Day School
An Independent, Community Solomon Schechter School announces
Applications now being accepted
located at
Congregation Bnai Israel
301 59th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Financial aid availabk
Bus Servic from North FWIm County

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Israel Bonds Investment
Buying Israel Bonds is not rightly philan-
thropy. Your purchase of Israel Bonds yields in-
terest Still, you come away feeling that you have
made a critically important contribution to Israel's
development needs. And to proving to others that
Israel has a solid foundation of financial backing
from American Jews and their friends now, more
than ever.
With the advent of shifting political tides as the
year 1981 comes to a close, there is deep concern in
the American Jewish community about the strains
on Israel's development budget. This has set the
scene for a receptive and productive cash effort.
A top-level campaign is on to convert all unpaid
Israel Bonds commitments into cash for Israel's de-
velopment needs before the magic New Year's Eve
deadline. The Israel Bonds cash countdown was
actually targeted through mid-December.
But individuals can show their concerns in a
very practical way. They can convert their commit-
ments to purchase Israel Bonds into cash by extend-
ing the cash countdown 'til the very anticipatory
hours before "Auld Lang Syne." They can invest in
the Jewish State's future.

Sharon Visited Africans
Before Going to U.S.
JERUSALEM (JTA) Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon visited several African countries before he flew to
Washington to sign the strategic cooperation agreement
with the U.S., it was disclosed here. Informed sources
have linked the two visits.
THEY SAID Israel's cooperation with several Afri-
can countries would increase, due partly at least to the
"new and enhanced standing" conferred on Israel by
entering a formal strategic relationship with the U S
The sources said it was "no coincidence" that Presi-
dent Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire spoke of the possibility of
resuming diplomatic ties with Israel when he was in
Washington last week. Mobutu said, however, that he
would not act until he saw how other African countries
treated the issue. Zaire broke relations with Israel after
the Yom Kippur War.
Blum Meets 'Palestine Question'
Head On in United Nation Debate
(JTA) Israeli Ambassa-
dor Yehuda Blum said, in
remarks prepared for
delivery to the General As-
sembly, that the Camp Da-
vid framework is "the only
practical way to progress
towards a comprehensive
solution of the Arab-Israel
conflict, in all its aspects,
including the question of
the Palestinian Arabs.''
Blum, who wh scheduled to
address the Assembly in it. de-
bate on the "Question of Pales- I
tine," said the Camp David
framework "invite, the Palestin- '
ian Arab residents of Judaea,
Samaria and the Oaza District to
play an active role in shaping
their future, by calling on them tc
participate not only in the cur-
rent negotiations, but also in the
negotiations which will determine
the final status of the area, they
live in, as well as in the eventual
negotiations on a peace treaty
between Israel and Jordan, in
which the delimitation of
boundaries between the two
countries will be agreed."
THE ISRAELI envoy claimed
that the autonomy plan "is the
first practical proposal to be
advanced to provide a Hiyntfia^
solution for the needs of the Arab
population of thee areas."
Blum said that the Pales-
tinians in the West Bank and the
Gaza Strip who arc prepared to
live in peace with Israel "have
been steadily terrorized and in-
timidated by the PLO which has
been conducting, without letup, a
campaign of political assassi-
nation against them."
Letters to the Editor
I am appalled by the
emotionally charged letter to
the editor by Rabbi Jan Breeky
Like Monday morning quarter-
backs the rabbi give, his opinion
of what is wrong in Israel He has
some *** thoughts that he
The rabbi states: "... he i
cerely dislikes and disagrees with
the pobry of Menachem Begin
and has not spoken out." The
rabbi never had to spend time in
prison, give his health, welfare
and fin sure aa Menachem Begin
has done to create a homeland for
the Jaws.
Does he advocate Prune Mmis-
ter flagin. "the hawks and radi-
cals" relinquish the Syrian
Height* to Syria and the West
Bank to the PLO which would
threaten the stability of the Mid-
dle East, enhance Soviet influ-
ence and interest m that region
which would be a continuous
source of terror and violence to
the Israelis?
He is also annoyed and "can-
not support a government con-
sisting of 'hawks and radical' re-
ligious leaders who do not recog-
nize the right, of Reform and
Conservative Jews in a Jewish
The rabbi loses sight of the
fact, the Jewish religion was
founded on established doctrines
of orthodoxy. In Israel the
"hawks and radio la" practice
the religion of their forefather.
The rabbi doe. merit some
good point, in his letter, to quote
him again, "we are so enthralled
with our own temple, our own
membership growth, our own fi-
nances that we have a tendency
to forget there is a Jewish world
outside the walls of our office.
That is so true of the rabbis in
Pinellas County. Before the
senate voted on the sale of
AW ACS, 1,700 ground to air
missiles, F16 fighter planes and
extra fuel tanks for those planes
they already have, to Saudi
Arabia, not one rabbi in Pinellas
County pointed out the danger of
this sale to Israel in their sermon
and asked their members to write
their senators to oppose the sale.
Fortunately our two senators
voted against the sale. They
showed more concern for Israel
than our rabbis.
Those that are tempted to dic-
tate policy for Israel are wrong.
It is the Israelis who must endure
the condiitons in their country
and homeland and certainly know
beat which boundaries to retain
for their own protection.
I can't think of anyone in
Pinellas County who has sacri-
ficed more for Jewish causes in
Israel and Pinellas County than
Mrs. Revs Kent, Charles Ruten-
berg and Dr. Gordon Saskin. I
am certain they will be happy to
enlighten those that criticize, and
they will be gratoful for any loyal
and unwavering support not for
24 hours per day just part-
Dear Sir:
In these frightening times of
unrest, drug., cults and crime, it
m most important that we. as
Jews, serve our children and
community well since it has been
proven that the neglected, lonely
child of today is the possible cult
and drug victim of tomorrow.
Many of you have hoard or
read of the foster grandparent
program. It was begun approx-
imately two years ago by the
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Serv-
ice, for the children of one-parent
homes be those horns, of
widowed or divorced parents. The
children of those homes, as a re-
sult, have become frightened,
lonely and uncommunicative
And the parent., in their own
confusion st the change in their
own circumstance., themselves,
helpless and frightened At
do ha v e the thus to set as fc*.
syatdparents There are so Z
f ''*ired IrosxTI
mg;n the North. Why not 'W
to a program which i. 3
gratifying to you and wonderfaL
ly helpful to the child? ^^*
The child we hek, today ,,
tomorrow. And who, bbbsWsI
of us "retirees" cannot Ipanta-
hours s week? All you have to
give is time not money. The
"reward" is beautiful.
Faster Graadnareat"
Preeideat, Auxin*.
Uus point, the Program was bom.
The role of foster grandparent
is moat gratifying. My husband
and I are "grandparents." We
were carefully screened and were
"given" a child so much like one
of our own grandchildren. We
saw the child weekly. At the bo-
ginning, we began by seeing her
two boors on Sundays, and then,
of our own accord, chose to see
her for five to six hoars s week.
The final reward after s year of
grand parenting' was seeing
her s happy, well-adjusted little
girl, was more gratifying than I
can say
There are so many retirees who
High Court Tells Bechtel
To Shun Boycott Listing
WASHINGTON (JTA) Bechtel Corp., the
giant engineering and construction company, was
required by the Supreme Court to honor an agreement
that it not boycott firms blacklisted by Arab countries be-
cause the firms do business with Israel.
THE SUPREME COURT refused to review an ap-
peal by Bechtel Corp. which claimed that it did not have
to abide by a consent decree agreed to by the company
and the Justice Department in 1977. According to Bech-
tel, before the decree was signed the Justice Department
modified the decree, changing its meaning.
Five years ago, the Justice Department accused
Bechtel of violating anti-trust laws by refusing to deal
with American companies blacklisted by Arab nations for
doing business with Israel. The Justice Department also
said Bechtel refused to deal with blacklisted persons and
obtained blacklists to help with the boycott.
Copyright 1961
Reagan's advice to the Third World is to rely on the Free
Market, not on hand outs Except when you are Chrysler or
General Motors.
The General Schweitzer who was fired for warning that the
USSR is poised and ready to strike went too far .He would
have been on safe ground if he merely said ehe is "poison."
The House passed s resolution aettina s Mother-in-Law
Dsy Thst is going too far to demonstrate that in-laws are not
necessarily outlaws.
A vaat US military presence in Cairo evokes memories of
Teheran and the Shah ... We may be playing Humpty Dumpty
The Administration has an international precedent for
using Nixon's services at Ssdat's funeral ... It used the good
offices of Arafat to gain an uneasy truce in Lebanon.
Ralph Nader contends the Administration scrapped plans
to equip new can with air safety-bags out of deference to Gen
oral Motors What is good for GM is not necessarily good for
A man ruled mentally incompetent robbed five banks, the
r HI reports You don't have to be an ament but it does not
have to stand in the way of a successful career.
A high West German official contends that Reagan is not
well-versed in European problems ... To put it prosaically, he is
ignorant and ill-informed.
Sweden accuses the trapped Russian submarine with
carrying nuclear aims It will take more than Kremlin denials
to disarm the Swedea and the submarine
Russian credibility ia taking a boating by the
USSR is spouting anent her grounded submarine .
confirms that old cynical definition of diplomacy
sUte." ^^
has the
It simply
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iday, December 18,1961
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 5
AAJE Reorganized Into Jewish Education
Service of North America
NEW YORK The American
I Association for Jewish Education
RAAJEI announced ita re-
I organization into a successor
yrency called the Jewish Educa
^n Service of North America
The reorganization, based on a
2!/j-year study of the agency,
"will provide it with a new struc-
ture, mode of governance and
programming focus designed to
enable it to better address the
educational needs of Jewish com-
munities in the United States and
Canada," said Albert B. Ratner,
a co-chairman of the study com-
MR. RATNER, past president
of the Jewish Community
Federation of Cleveland, said the
emergent JES "will function as a
service organization whose
primary concentration will be on
helping local bureaus of Jewish
education, federations and other
central bodies deal with ongoing
communitywide educational con-
An ad hoc committee to imple-
ment the study's recommends-
' tions, headed by Mr. Ratner, has
transferred governance of the
agency to a 60-member board of
directors with proven leadership
records in the Council of Jewish
Federations (CJF) and local
federations. Following the trans-
fer, the ad hoc committee dis-
solved itself, as did the AAJE's
executive committee.
The new board of directors
convened last month to elect of-
ficers, establish standing com-
mittees and determine both com-
ing-year and long-range pro-
grammatic priorities in ac-
cordance with the study'8 recom-
study in an effort to explore how
it could become more responsive
to the challenges confronting
Jewish education. It then re-
quested and received the as-
sistance of the CJF, which parti-
cipated in the appointment of the
study committee and its staff.
The study's major structural
and operational recommenda-
tions called on the AAJE to de-
emphasize its role as a coordinat-
ing organization in favor of that
of a service agency; to change its
relationship with national reli-
gious, ideological and other Jew-
ish organizations to one of
"active cooperation" as distin-
guished from "membership con-
stituency," and to make its
governance the responsibility of
local community lay leaders.
The study also urged that the
agency's activities reflect the fol-
lowing basic functions:
To provide forceful leadership
in promoting the importance of
education for Jewish family life
and Jewish continuance.
* To counsel Jewish federations
and education bureaus in their ef-
forts to support and strengthen
Jewish education under institu-
tional and communal auspices.
To offer guidance and as-
sistance in analyzing community
problems related to Jewish edu-
cation by furnishing technical aid
in communal planning and by
clarifying the appropriate roles of
federations, bureaus and institu-
tional sponsors of Jewish educa-
tional programs.
To gather, analyze and dis-
seminate relevant information
concerning the status of Jewish
education to help local com-
munities keep abreast of chang-
ing conditions.
To initiate, commission and
participate in research, demon-
Victor and Roe Greenberg of St.
Petersburg, have recently
planted a garden of 100 trees in
memory of David and Peshaleah
Asrelsky. The garden will be lo-
cated in a JNF forest, located in
the Northern Galilee. This area
was recently decimated by PLO
rocket attacks. Pictured above is
Victor Greenberg and Larry
Wasser, regional director for the
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career enhancement programs
and professional and lay leader-
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To collect, screen, evaluate,
disseminate and aid in the repli-
cation of meaningful educational
programs and materials.
The study acknowledged that a
"substantial increase" in funding
will be required if the JES is to
achieve the objectives in its
recommendations. It stated that
"increases in budgetary support
should be developed over a three
or four-year period in consulta-
tion with the Large City Budget-
ing Conference."
JES is a beneficiary agency of
Combined Jewish Appeal-
Federation Annual Campaign of
Pinellas County.
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Friday, December 18,1961

The Chanukah Tree
"It's not fair,'' said Peter,
miserat \y. "All my friends are
having one. Why can't I"
"Because, his father replied.
"Because what?"
"Because you're Jewish."
"But Simon Bradley's Jew-
ish," Peter argued. "And so's
Charles Sinclair. And they're
having one."
"Then their parents should be
ashamed of themselves," his
father retorted. "That's all I can
And that was all that he would
say. Peter knew that. There was
no point in arguing.
What a strange religion
Judaism was, so full of things one
must not do. Peter knew for a
fact that his father always re-
frained from eating bread on
Passover, and never played golf
on the Day of Atonement. What
a saint he must be, Peter
But on this question of the
Christmas tree well it seemed
just a little unfair.
"There must be a place where I
can get a Jewish Christmas tree,"
Peter reasoned. "Surely my
father could not object to that?"
On a certain street there was a
Jewish gift shop, and it was to
this that Peter hurried.
The proprietor, Mr. Karminski.
was as old as it was possible to
be. There were rumors that he
was alive even before the
Patriarch Abraham.
He had a long, white beard,
and always wore a black skull
cap. In fact, he looked exactly
like that Dhotojrraph of Peter's
great-grandfather which they
had found recently while clearing
out the attic.
"What can I do for you?"
asked the old man, suspiciously.
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His great age had taught him
never to trust small boys. More
often than not they were up to no
"I want a Jewish Christmas
tree," said Peter.
Mr. Karminski nodded. He
disappeared into the back of the
shop and returned clutching a
strange-looking brass candle-
stick, which he slammed down on
the counter.
"One Jewish Christmas tree,"
he muttered.
Peter felt a little cheated. I
was certainly the strangest tre
that he had ever seen. "That'
not a tree," he protested.
"Of course it's a tree," said ten
old man. "See, it has eight
branches. In actual fact, it has
nine, but you pay for eight and
we throw in the ninth for
"But what about roots?" asked
"The roots lie deep in historv."
replied Mr. Karminski. "In
history of the Maccabees and
their heroic stand against
Syrian idolworshippers."
"IHtake it." said Peter.
Peter took the tree home and
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The Jewish Floridian ofPineUas County
Page 7
Minni Mission 1981
'I learned so much about our
It was an educa-
tional and inspiring day ... I
never realized the scope of people
that our Federation reaches and
serves" Those were some of
the comments overheard at the
1981 Mini-Mission sponsored by
the Womens Combined Jewish
Appeal Campaign, and held on
December 7. Chaired by Elaine
Wolstein and Jean Mai kin, the
day was planned as a fact finding
tour of Federations beneficiary
agencies, and included visits to
the Jewish Day School, Jewish
Community Center, and the
Jacobs Center. Over 50 men and
women participated in this an-
nual event.
The tour began at the Jewish
Day School where the women
were treated to a program pre-
sented for them by the students.
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The senior citizens enjoyed, our
visit at congregant dining and
expressed delight at being with
committed, younger women.
Ed Frankel, principal of the
school, and Dr. Michael Phillips,
director, spoke about the accom-
plishments and goals of the
- Check List for Chanukah
1. What to light:
The miracle of Chanuka took
olace with olive oil. so this is the
best way to commemorate it. The
clear flame cast by a paraffin
candle is also good Olive oil
in a Menorah (or even little
whisky glasses) using cotton
wicks, is preferable Wax or
paraffin candles may also be
2. What about Shabboa?
Friday Evening: Either use
very much oil and a thin wick, or
use Shabbat candles, to make
certain the flames will burn from
before sunset until a half-hour
after dark!
On Friday evening we kindle
the Chanuka lights just before
the Shabbat candles And
they must burn at least one hour
and a half.
Saturday Night: Just before or
after Ha vdalah, depending on the
custom of your family, you kindle
the Chanuka lights.
3. With what?
With the "Shamash," the
extra cancle, which is lighted
before you say the "brachot"
(blessings). Then the
Shamash is used to light the
other candles, because it isn't
counted with the rest... No use
of the candles or oil is permitted
even to light other candles for
extra light.
4. Where to light:
On the window sill facing the
street... Or in the house next to
the door of the most frequently
used room opposite the mezuzah.
. The lights should be seen
from outside if possible.
5. When to light:
Light your candles as soon as
it is really dark outside, but not
later than the usual bed time of
the people of your household.
The Mitzvah is to spread the
news of the miracle [pirsumei
nissa). The lights are best seen
when it is dark, and when people
are still walking the streets.
The lights must burn for a full
half-hour. New candles are
added to the left at the rate of one
per night, but we light the newest
cancle (at the extreme left) first
and proceed right. .
Each day, the wonder of the
continuously burning oil in-
creased, so we add a candle daily.
The candle representing the most
recent increase in wonderment is
thus dearest to us, and kindled
Beth S/wwtai Seiler
Bath Sharon Seiler, daughter
of Mr. and lira. Robert Seiler,
will ha called to the Torah aa a
Bat Mitrvah on Dae 19 at
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwator.
Beth u a etudent in the Temple
Religious School and is an eighth
grade student in the Salety
Harbor Middle School. Her
hobbies include ceramics, water-
skiing, and guitar.
Mr. and Mrs. Seiler wil boat
the Kidduah following services in
honor of the occasion. A recep-
tion will be held at the Country-
aide Country Club. Special guests
will include Beth's grandparents,
Leo and Miriam Tailoring and
Marjorie Seiler, aunts and uncles,
Aiiyn and Herbert Hutt from
Boca Raton, and Barry and
Donald Tailoring and their fam-
ilies from New York.
Lunching with the seniors gave
the women the opportunity to see
how much seniors enjoy the hot
lunch and socializing that con-
gregant dining provides.
school. At the next stop, the
Jewish Community Center,
Director Fred Margolis took the
participants on a tour of the
facilities, and explained the ex-
pectations for the future. Lunch
was enjoyed with the senior citi-
zens at kosher congregant dining
at the center. The tour then pro-
ceeded to the Jacobs Center,
home of the Geriatric Residentia1
Treatment Center, which is run
by the Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service. Michael Bernstein,
director of GCJFS explained the
program to the women, and told
them of all the services that
GCJFS provides to the com-
munity, including family coun-
seling, adopt-a grandchild, home-
maker care, and emergency
financial assistance.
The women expressed their
satisfaction in seeing their dollars
at work and are looking forward
to the next mini-mission.
SS Book
Called Menace
BONN (JTA) A book ex-
tolling the Waffen SS, written by
a former member of the notorious
Nazi security police, has been
branded a menace to West
German youth for spreading neo-
Nazi ideas. Not surprisingly, it
has been praised in neo-Nazi pub-
The angry controversy sur-
rounding/cA WarDabei ("I Was
At It") by Franz Schoenhuber r
has put it on the best seller list. S^
The publisher, Langen-Mueller V
Verlag, said the first two editions
have sold better than expected
and a third edition is in prepara-
At the Jacobs Center, the women
enjoyed refreshments before be-
ing addressed by Mr. Bernstein.
The St. Petersburg section of
the National Council of Jewish
Women will have a Chanukah
party, cards and games at their
regular meeting on Wednesday,
Dec. 23 12 noon. Meeting to be
held at the Jewish Community
Center, 8167 Elbow Lane, St.
A benefit theater party will
take place at the Saturday
matinee at the Golden Apple
Theater on January 9, 1982 at
11:30 a.m. $12.50 prepaid
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The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Friday, December 18, 1981
*tie Center Pa^e*
JCC I ii 11 ii miJ Activities
Teen Group
On Sat. Dec. 26, from
7:3011 p.m. the Jewish Center
Youth Group will hold its first
major event of the year. The first
annual Pre-New Years Dance at
the Jewish Community Center of
Pinellas County at 8167 Elbow
Lane N. St. Pete. All the youth
groups in the area as well aa
Tampa, Orlando, and Sarasota
are invited. There will be a disc
jockey from 95FM, refreshments,
and door prizes. Tickets are $1.25
reserved and $2 at the door,
special group rates available. For
more information, call Ann at the
center at 344-5795 during the
day, or Ken or Tom at 344-5795
at night.
JCY meets twice a month for
the purposes of planning com-
munity, social, and group ac-
tivities. The group meets or
Thursdays from 79 p.m. Our
next meeting is planned for
Thursday Jan. 14 Anyone ages
13 18 is welcome
month, non-member $12 per P81" month, non-member $18 per
month. month.
Soccer Age 6-12, Monday
and Wednesday, 5-6 p.m.
Member $12 per month, non-
member $ 18 per month.
Tennis Age 6-9, Tuesday
and Thursday, 4-5 p.m. Member
$12 per month, non-member $18
per month.
Tennis Age 10-12, Tuesday
and Thursday, 5-6 p.m. Member
$12 per month, non-member $18
per month.
Tumbling Age 2-3, Wednes-
day, 11-11:30 a.m. Member $8
per month, non-member $12 per
Tumbling-Gym Age 3-5,
Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5 p.m.
Member $12 per month, non-
member $ 18 per month.
Gymnastics Age 6-8, Tues-
day and Thursday, 5-6 p.m.
Member $12 per month, non-
member $ 18 per month.
Dancercise Adult, Friday,
9:30-10:30 a.m. Member $12 per
month, non-member $18 per
Yoga Adult-Teen, Tuesday
7:30-9:30 p.m. 10 sessions, mem
ber $15, non-member $18.50.
Aerobics Adult, Tuesday
and Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Member $12 per month, non-
member $12 per month+
Aerobica Adult, Tuesday
and Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Member
$12 per month, non-member $12
per month-f
+For non-members there is a
one time yearly registration fee of
Tennis Adult, Tuesday and
Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mem-
ber $12 per month, non-member
$18 per month.
Yoga classes are given at the Jewish Communty Center at 8167
Elbow Lane, St. Petersburg, on Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. under
the direction of Jeane Gootson. *
For more information, call 344-5795.
oio is welcome. ...*=...^, *wpi SPEC.
New Years Week-End Party ,oGnU,TftiC*"??nCe ~ .ft*.9* French Adult, Tuesday, 7-8
3k **"**. *7 -* p.m. Member $8 per month"non-
member $12 per month.
The Senior Friendship Club of
the Jewish Community Center of
St. Petersburg is accepting
reservations for its New Years
Week-End Party to be held on
Sunday, Jan. 3.
Kosher catered sit-down, full
course dinners; Free set-ups- 5:30
p.m. Dinner served at 6 p.m.;
Members-$9 Non-Members-$10.
To make reservations, contact
Alma Gertner-345-0690.
Chanukah Party
The Jewish Community
Center in cooperation with the
National Council of Jewish
Women, Jewish War Veterans
and B'nai B'rith will sponsor a
Chanukah Party at the Jewish
Community Center, 8167 Elbow
Lane N., St. Petersburg on
Friday, Dec. 25. from 2 to 5 p.m.
The community is invited to
join us in celebrating the holiday
with latkas. games, crafts,
dancing and entertainment.
For more information, call 344-
Camp Kadima Reunion
The Jewish Community Center
will hold its Camp Kadima
Reunion on Sunday, Jan. 10 from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Star-Lite
Skating Rink. 2005 Ulmerton
All campers are invited to re-
live the fun of Camp Kadima with
all their friends, camp songs and
games they enjoyed so much this
Summer, plus a skating party
with plenty of snacks and
All parents welcome to share in
the fun and excitement of our
Camp Reunion. For more in-
formation, call 344-5795.
Kinderdevelopment Center
Mother Toddler Group
begins Wednesday, Jan. 6, 9:30-
11 a.m. Member $13.50 per
month, non-member $17.50 per
Playgroup begins Monday,
Jan. 4, 9:30-11 a.m. Two days
member $25 per month, non-
member $34 per month. Three
days member $37 per month,
non-member $50 per month. Four
days member $48 per month,
non-member $65 per month.
All fees include supply fee.
Children's Drama Age 6-12,
Tuesday and Thursday, 4-6 p.m.
Member $15 per month, non-
member $22.50 per month.
Art Claeaea Age 10-12,
Friday, 4-5 p.m. Member $8 per
lucsuay, o- p.m. Member
$10 per month, non-member $15
per month.
Dance Movement Age 13-
18, Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. Member
$10 per month, non-member $15
per month.
Dancercise Teen and Adult,
Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Member $12
per month, non-member $18 per
Yoga Teen and Adult, Tues-
day, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 10 sessions
member $15, non-members
Pencil Sketching Teen and
Adult, Monday and Thursday, 6-
8 p.m. Member $12 per month,
non-member $18 per month.
Ceramics Teen and Adult,
Monday and Thursday, 8-10 p.m.
Member $12 per month, non-
member $ 18 per month.
Ages 13 to 18
Any young person interested
in community social, cultural and
religious activities who will be 13
or older during the school year, is
invited to participate in JCY.
Trips are planned to places of
interest in and around Pinellas
County and within the organized
Pinellas County Jewish Youth
Special demonstrations are
given at the bi-monthly meetings
aerobics, haircutting, dance.
Parties are planned around holi-
days Annual Chanukah Boat
Ride, Purim.
JCY Also participates in Cen-
ter functions Annual Chanu-
kah Party and Jewish Book Fair,
Purim Carnival, Center Players
Dinner Theatre, Israel Indepen-
dence Day, Camp Kadima, etc.,
as well as community service
JCY meets twice a month on
Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., in the
Youth Lounge. JCY Leader Ken
Sunday, Jan. 10, 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. at Starlite Skating Rink,
2005 Ulmerton Rd. Clearwater.
For more information, call 344-
Look for Camp Kadima 1982
Dancercise Adult-Teen,
Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Member $12
per month, non-member $18 per
Dancercise Adult, Wednes-
day. 9:30-10:30 a.m Member $12
Interior Design Adult,
Monday, 8-10 p.m. Member $10
per month, non-member $15 per
Pencil Sketching Adult,
Monday and Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Member $12 per month, non-
member $18 per month+
Ceramics Adult, Monday
and Thursday, 8-10 p.m. Member
$12 per month, non-member $18
per month+
+Plus materials.
History of the Prophets
Adult, Tuesday, 10-12 noon.
Member $2 per month, non-
member $3 per month. Starts
Jan. 5 six sessions.
Bible Study Adult. Tues-
day, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Member $2
per month, non-member $3 per
month. Starts Feb. 16 six ses-
Yiddish Adult, Tuesday, 10
a.m.-12 noon. Member $2 per
month, non-member $3 per
month. Starts April 27 six ses-
Senior Friendship Club
Monday and Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
Membership $12 per year.
Neighborly Senior Services
Congregate Dining Monday
through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-l
Menorah Center Outreach
3rd Thursday of each month -
Monthly Birthday and Anniver-
sary Party.
Latest News From the Technion
The Suncoast Chapter of the
American Technion Society pre-
sents the latest news about the
Technion-Israel Institute of
1. The 1981-82 academic year
opened on October 25. The
number of students admitted to
their first year for an undergrad-
uate degree was approximately
1.400. out of a total of some 5,600
undergraduate students. The
master degree program totals
1,514 and the doctoral program
2. Professor Joseph Brandes,
who visited the Suncoast Chapter
this year and spoke to a captive
audience about the medical
achievement of the Technion
Jewish Day
School News
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School is pleased to an-
nounce that it is now taking
applications for its third year of
operation. The school will provide
a fully integrated program of
instruction in general and Jewish
studies for children in grades K
through Four.
The School's faculty is fully
certified. By offering a program
of individualized classes, the Day
School students have been able to
accomplish great aspirations in
all areas of their educations. The
Day School rounds out its core
curriculum with fully developed
programs of art, music and phy-
sical education. Each of these
programs are carefully taught by
well qualified specialism.
Serving all of Pinellas County,
the Day School provides tran-
sportation at cost for children
from the Northern County.
For more information about
the Day School, or to receive an
application for enrollment, please
call 381-8111 or writa to the
school at 301 59th Street, North
St. Petersburg, 33710.
Financial aid is made available
for those in need. Discounts are
available for families with two or
more students at the Day School.
The Pinellas County Day
School receives financial support
from funds raised in the annual
local Combined Jewish Appeal
was recently appointed medical
director of the Rambam Medical
3. A new immigrant from the
U.S. named "Flan" recently
joined the staff of the Faculty of
Mechanical Engineering Flan
differs from other immigrants on
the Technion staff because he is a
robot, the Technion's first. A
survey undertaken by Technion
researchers showed a high degree
of interest in robotics among Is-
rael Industries, especially among
the Kibbutzim.
4. The Technions degree of
success in certain fields has
created a demand among stu-
dents from technologically
sophisticated countries to study
at the Technion. One of these
fields is engineering and manage-
ment of water resources which
has had increasing appeal over
the years to graduate students
from several western nations.
Kosher Kitchen
Potato latkes are a traditional Hanukah treat. They are
easy to make and delicious to eat.
6 Medium Potatoes
2 Eggs
2 Medium Onions Grated
Oil for frying
'/i Cup Bread Crumbs or Matzoh
1 Tsp. Pepper
_ lTbl.Salt
Keel and grate potatoes. Grate onion. Add eggs, salt
pepper, and matzoh meal. Mix well. Heat oil to M inch deep in
Uirge frying pan. Drop latke mixture by tablespoon into pan and
brown until brown and crisp on both sides.Turn only once. Drain
on paper towel. Serve with sour cream or applesauce.

jmber 18. 1981
The Jewish Fhridian ofPinellas County
vs in Brief
Page 9
VA Win Service*
)RK Charlotte Ja-
leading American
been elected presi-
e Jewish National
ling Rabbi William
[She ia the first woman
be 80-year-old Zionist
n and land develop-
r Prior to her election
Board of Directors at
meeting here, Mrs.
was chairman of the
oniat Organization-
Isection. Her two-year
Office as JNF leader
of New York City,
t>8on has been active in
ivities for more than
in various posts in
ons. In Had-
was its national vice
national treasurer
aa president from
i served as chair-
i Medical Building and
at Campaign until
u responsible for the
of the Hadassah
Mt. Scopus after the
DM Premier
Begin transferred the
i and authority of his
sputy Premier Simcha
week, three days
hospitalized for a
it was disclosed in a
tter the Premier dic-
iaaretz columnist Yoel
iiblished in that
leader of Likud's
ty wing, chaired to-
>inet meeting. Accord-
officials he remains in
' the government for the
usual 3,000-word letter
ited from his bed in
Hospital described in
his hip joint was frac-
he fell in hia bath-
I the subsequent surgery
treatment. He said he
his authority to Ehr-
ise he was in too much
lercise his duties.
of Israel's op-
[ Labor Party, said he told
of State Alexander
fonday that Israel does
it to "harass" U.S.
with Saudi Arabia but
i be assured that they will
It the expense of U.S. re-
nth Israel.
told reporters after a
30-minute meeting
that he also stressed
U.S.-Saudi relationahip
[contribute toward peace
Middle East. Before
[ to the State Department,
Bt with Vice President
I Bush.
IS President Mobutu
to of Zair said hare that
scles for the resumption
)matic relations with Isra-
been lifted. Mobutu, who
conferred with French
Francois Mitterrand,
will first consult,
with other African
countries to try and iron out a
joint approach.
The Zaire leader said, "We
attach great value to our rela-
tions with the Arsb ststes, but
Zaire ia an independent state, snd
I shall act aa the President of an
independent country."
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publican Congresaman from New
Orson Sltorr
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York said here that "as a Chris-
tian, I'm glad Jerusalem is in the
hands of Israel. There is no other
nation on earth I would entrust
Jerusalem to more than Israel."
In his addreaa to some 500 peo-
ple attending the Zionist Organi-
zation of America's Brandeia
Award Banquet at the New York
Hilton, Rep. Jack Kemp also
called for the immediate
resumption of the Camp David
negotiations, calling them
"Camp David II," and said he
would request that President
Reagan appoint Sol Linowitz,
former special U.S. representa-
tive to the Middle East during
the Carter Administration, to get
the talks going again between
Israel and Egypt.
Harding to be Honored
The Clearwater Safety Harbor
Chapter of Hadssssh honored
Dons Harding at its President's
Luncheon, on De-
cember 16 st the Ssiety Har-
bor Spa. Ms. Harding is a life
member and past president of the
Fort Walton Beach Chapter 1966
to 1967. She is also past president
of the Anne Frank Group of the
Greater Washington D.C. Chap-
tar from 1968 to 1970. Her port-
folio in the CtoarwaterSafety
Harbor Chapter is: membership
vice president, fund raising vice
president, journal-directory
chairman, bazaar chairman. She
ia a member of Temple B'nai Is-
rael and its sisterhood, Jewish
Wsr Veteran's Auxiliary, ORT,
and American Jewish Congress.
She resides in Clearwater with
her husband Richard who is re-
tired from the US Air Force.
Doris served in the US Air Force
ss s dental hygienist in the Den-
Doris Harding
tal Clinic. They have two chil-
dren, Shirley Harding Schafer of
San Francisco and Alan Phillip
Harding, who received an ap-
pointment and now attend the
United States Coast Guard
Academy, New London, Conn.
To All My Friends
My Best Wishes For A
Psld By Bill Markham For U.S. Senate Campaign Committee.
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Friday, December 18,1961
Congregations /Organizations Events
rYiendship Club
The friendship Chitr held their
annual autumn picnic at Philipi
Park on Nov. 23. There was a
large turnout, and everybody
enjoyed the food, fishing, and
fun. The women did not catch
any fish, but neither did the men
Prizes were awarded to winner*
of all the games, and a good time
was had by all.
A Hanukah celebration will be
held on Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. Special
entertainment will be provided
by Mildred and Norman Lewis
and their friends. Israeli refresh-
ments will be served. Donation is
Perform at Bay Ptass
On Wednesday evening, Nov.
26-30 patients i of the Bay Pines
Veterans Hospital were enter
tained at a performance by the
Jewish Community Center
Players, who performed in Leon
ard Gershe's "Butterflies are
Free', directed by Stephen
Alpert,. the supporting cast
included Sherry Piernick, a
speech and language therapist
who is teaching at the Lakewood
High School in St. Petersburg,
Sylvia Devey an active volunteer
worker who is on the board of di-
rectors of the Pinellas County
Arts Council and Dance Com-
pany Images, and Steve Pearl, a
21 year old college graduate
making his debut, and employed
at the St. Petersburg Federal
Savings and Loan Assn.
Stephen Alpert has 20 years of
theatrical experience, having
studied in Paris, New York, and
Los Angeles. His career in films
included plays with actors Henry
Fonda and Malvyn Douglas. He
is currently filming the Universal
production of "Sneakers" with
Susan Anton and Frank Con-
verse. In Israel, children learned
English watching Stephen's
daily television program "Boker
tov Yelladeen" (Good Morning
Children) broadcast from Israel's
first educational TV facility in
Tel Aviv. Stephen is on the staff
of the Jewish Community Center
as cultural arts director. When
thanked for this extra perfor-
mance for the veterans, Stephen
said." If it weren't for the voter
ens, we would not be enjoying
this wonderful country". Jack
Avery, chairman of VAVS
arranged for the transportation.
Chaplain Charles Kohn, and
Senior Vice Commander Harry
Weiss of Abe Ader Post 246
Jewish War Veterans, and
Helene Lesser, correspondence
secretary, and Sarah Wasserman
of the Auxiliary, served the re-
1 freshments.
Monthly Breakfast
On Sunday, Nov. 29, at the
monthly breakfast meeting of the
Abe Ader Post 246, held at the
Jewish Community Center, 8167
Elbow La., St. Petersburg, mem-
bers were pleased to welcome
guests Sam Kety, commander of
the Gulf Coast County Council.
Jan. 8-10
ZionistjOrganixation of America. National Executive Commit-
tee, and 74th ZOA Southwest Regional Convention. Dallas. Tex.
Jan. 10-13
National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council,
Plenary Session. Houston, Tex.
American Jewish Congress, Executive Committee Meeting.
New York City.
Jan. 19-21
National Council of Jewish Women, Executive Committee
Meeting. New York City.
Jan. 22-24
American ORT Federation, National Conference. New York
Jan. 30-Feb. 1
B'nai B'rith, Board of Governors Meeting. Washington, D.C.
Jan. 31 Feb. 1
Council of Jewish Federations, CJF Board of Directors
Institute. Miami Beach, Fla.
Religious Directory
400 S. Pasadena Ave., St. Petersburg 33707 Rabbi David
Susskind Rabbi Robert Kirzner Sabbath Services. Friday evening
at 8 p.m. Tel. 347-6136.
Congregation BETH SHALOM Conservative
1844 54 St. S., St. Petersburg 33707 Rabbi Sidney Lubin Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Tel. 321-
Conoragation B'NAI ISRAEL Conservative
301 59 Sf N.. St. Petersburg 33710 Rabbi Jacob Luski Sabbath
Services: Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.: Sunday 9 a.m.:
Monday-Friday 8 am and evening Mlnyan Tel. 381-4900, 381-4901.
8400 125 St. N., Seminole 33542 Robbi Sherman P. Kirthner
Sabbath Services : Friday evenings 8 p.m. : Saturday 930 a m
Tel 393-5525.
1325 S Belcher Rd.. Cleerwater 33616 Rabbi Peter Mehler Sab-
bath Services: Frldey evening 8 p.m., Seturdey 9 a.m., Sunday morn-
ing Minyan 9 a.m. Tel. 531-1418.
El. Belcher Rd., Clear water 33316 Robbi Peter Mehler,
r Jonah Binder Sabbath Services: Friday evening 8p.m.,
lay f a.m., Sunday morning Minyan 9 a.m. Tel. 531-
t 141t,\
P.O. Box 1098, Ounedin 33528 Rabbi Jan Bresky Sabbath Ser-
vices: Friday evening 8 p.m. Tel. 734-9428.
and his wife Alice Lipkins. presi-
dent of the Ladies Auxiliary of
the Gulf Coast County Council.
Richard McElligot, director of
the Bay Pines Medical Center,
attended with his wife Barbara
and delivered an informative
speech. Mr. McElligot thanked
the Abe Ader Post and Auxiliary
for their many hours of devoted
service to the patients.
A needlepoint portrait made by
Ruth Watnick, wife of guest
speaker Chairman Morris Wat-
nick, was raffled off and won by a
member of the auxiliary.
The Mobile Blood Bank vehicle
was on hand to welcome donors,
sponsored by B'nai B'rith, as one
of their many services.
The highlight of the breakfast
was the 75th birthday of Jack
Avery which was celebrated by
the huge birthday cake which
was enjoyed by all. Jack's popu-
larity is not confined to our post,
but Jack is known through out
St. Petersburg for his unselfish
efforts in behalf of the patients in
Bay Pines Veterans hospital.
The Abe Ader Post will hold its
next breakfast social on Dec. 27
at the Jewish Community Center,
8167 Elbow La., St. Petersburg
at 9:30 am Mrs. Martha Hamil,
recreation director at the Veter-
ans Administration, Bay Pines
will be the guest speaker. Break-
fast will be served. Admission is
$2 and it is open to the public.
Paul Surenky Poet 409
Ladles Auxiliary
A wine-cheese, coffee and cake
party, sponsored by the Auxil-
iary of the Jewish War Veterans
Paul Surenky Poet 409, will take
place on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 8
p.m., at Golda Meir Centre, 302
S. Jupiter St., Clearwater.
Admission is 82 per person. A
Mini-Chinese Auction will also be
held. All are invited. For further
information, please call Betty,
799-2259. or Gladys, 443-3825.
"On Monday, Dec. 21, at 1
p.m., the Auxiliary of the Jewish
War Veterans Paul Surenky Post
409, will distribute Hanukah and
Christmas gifts to the residents
of Geriatriatric Residential
Treatment Service (GRTS), 2510
Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
This residence, a non-sectarian
service, is a newly-formed experi-
ment. It will be the very first
time that any group will be
visiting the home for the purpose
of distributing gifts and good
Membership Drive
The Suncoast Chapter of the
American Technion Society is
preparing the second of its gala
series of membership parties. The
party will take place on Jan. 17 at
the home of Ted and Jean
It is hoped that all members
attend, and invite prospective
members to join the society. The
I goal is to double the membership
, of the chapter, whose main objec-
tive is to support the Technion,
which is the *rhnifal and
medical lifeline of Israel
The chapter is now accepting
applications for membership. For
further information, call Peggy
KleinmeU at 360-7391 or Beverly
Mitlin at 381-9100.
Hanukah Party
The St. Petersburg section of
NCJW will celebrate Hanukah on
Wednesday, Dec. 23 at the
Jewish Community Center, 8167
Elbow La. N., St. Petersburg at
13 noon. There will be an ex-
change of gifts and members are
asked to bring items, under 81,
wrapped. There will be a candle
lighting ceremony, and tradition-
al refreshments, potato latkes
will be served. Members and
guests are cordially invited to
This section of council has been
busy supporting the Jewish
Community Center, St. Peters-,
burg Free Clinic, Pinellas Braille
Group with large type typewrit-
ers and recording textbooks for
the blind. It serves on many
fronts, both in the community
and in programs in Israel. NCJW
I is a staunch supporter of
education at the University Hurt)
School and College in Jerusalem.
Clearwater Hanukah Party
The Clearwater chapter of ORT
is having a Hanukah party on
Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 12:30 a.m. at
the Golda Meir Center, 302 Jupi-
ter St., Clearwater. For in-
formation call 586-4961.
Clearwater Gift Wrap
Clearwater ORT will sponsor a
gift wrap at a booth in the Coun-
tryside Mall from Dec. 6 through
Dec. 24. Come to the mall and
take advantage of this service,
and support ORT as well.
Pinellas Suncoast Chapter
Valentine Surprise
Wondering what to get your
sweetie for Valentine's Day?
Pinellas Suncoast Chapter of
ORT has a super, sensational
suprise for you! Watch for next
month's issue of the Floridian.
Dr. Gordon Saskin, vice presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County, will be guest
speaker at the Sunday morning
breakfast at Temple Beth-El's
Rothman Social Hall, 400
Pasadena Ave. South, Dec 27,10
Saskin will talk about the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC), the regis-
tered lobby in Washington, D.C.
for more than 25 years on behalf
of Israel in its contacts with the
State Department, the White
House and the Congress.
He will speak about the neces-
sity for s better understanding
about AIPAC, its vital work and
the dangers inherent in the sales
of AWACS and the F-15 en-
hancements to Saudi Arabia.
He will give an analysis of this
situation and Egypt since the as?
sassination of Anwar Sadat; the
Camp David Accords, Soviet and
Libyan aggression in the Middle
East and the pressures on the
American Jewish community.
There will be a donation of
82.50 for Temple members and
guests and the breakfast will be a
a-la-Abe Olansky consisting of
orange juice, scrambled eggs, lox,
cheese, bagels. Danish pastry
and beverage. A question and
answer period will follow Saskin'a
The Brotherhood of Temple
Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S.,
St Petersburg, will bold its third
annual old time iilm festival
Monday evening, Dec 28, at 7:30
p.m. Featuring comedies and
other gems of the Twenties with
Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and
Hary, Keystone Kops, with side-
splitting hilarious humor.
The program is presented
through the fabulous film collec-
tion from the library of Irv Abel^
There will be no reservations,
no donations, no speeches, just
fun for all, and free refreshments
after the show.
Clearwater Hanukah Party
A Hanukah Party is planned
by B'nai B'rith Women. Clearwa-
ter on Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. at the,.
Freedom Savings Bank, Main
St., Dunedin. All members and
their families are invited, as well
as the general public For more
information, call Maddi at 796-
Religious School
The Religious School at Con-
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join Pinellas County's Chug Aliyah
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[Beth Shalom is a
day a week reli-
(l which exemplifies all
jresentative of Con-
Judaism. There is a fine
chers combined with a
Id comprehensive
The school meets on
land Thursdays from
and on Sundays from
12 noon.
[ Sisterhood,
i and Bake Sale
M> a holiday bake and
T sponsored by Beth
listerhood on Sunday
[a.m. until? At 1325 S.
Clearwater. Buy home-
lies for the holidays,
go to support youth
id synagogue projects,
information, call Bar-
lult Education
liar request, Congrega-
[ Shalom's Adult Educa-
lraittee is planning
evening with Herschel
er, actor, entertainer.
Jent is to take place at
rogue on Sunday Jan.
p.m. Patron tickets
seating} are $10 per
id regular tickets $5 -
last appearance here,
Fox presented a mar-
jrtoire of Ehgrisri, rTe-
Yiddish songs, using
iging personality to
[his presentation. It will
isure to welcome Her-
ck to our area for an en-
commend you reserve
sending your orders and
[to: Congregation Beth
1325 S. Belcher Road,
ter. Fla. 33516 (Att.:
Volunteers Needed
iteers needed to record
ponal material for the Blind
Workshops are held
y mornings 9:30-11 a.m.
femple B'nai Israel in
further information, please
(796-9362 or 531-9516.
St. Pete
New Years Eve Gala
in the New Year with Sis-
\Piano Fund
nothing verv soecial is hao-
g at the Golda Meir Center.
'am Tench, the Center's
>r relates, it started one af-
>n when a group of seniors
are active there came to
to her about something
they said was very impor-
They wanted to know if
was any way that they
help purchase a piano. "A
will add so much to our
rities," said Mrs. Dennis,
comes to the Center daily,
I'll have sing-a-longs in the
pig room, a Jewish choir and
entertainers for special oc-
sns." The seniors understood
there were other pressing
jet demands but insisted
I they wanted to help.
lat afternoon the Piano Fund
established to be used to
chase and maintain a piano at
Golda Meir Center to be used
[the Jewish seniors of our area.
foal of $1,000 was set. The first
Itrlbution waa indeed very
cial for it was made by a
itleman whose life has always
filled with music, Isadora
lin, who is 90 years old and
i Clearwater's first cantor. '
[The fund is growing through
generous gifts of seniors and
eir families and today totals
175- Additional contributions
needed to realize this goal.
[our contributions may be sent
the Golda Meir Center, 302
ruth Jupiter Avenue. Clear-
Wer. Ft 33616.
terhood of Congregation B'nai
Israel of St. Petersburg. A gala
New Years Eve Partv will be held
on Thursday, Dec. 31, at 9:30
p.m. in the Fellowship Hall situ-
ated at 301 59th St., No. A
swinging band under the leader-
ship of Bob Wilson, a hot buffet
dinner, hats, noise-makers will
keep you happy and dancing all
evening long. Set-ups provided so
BYOB. Your check of $19.82 per
person is your reservation. Please
specify New Years Eve on your
Mail checks to: Sisterhood
B'nai Israel. 301 59th St. No., St.
Petersburg, Fl. 33710. For
more information, call Zelda
Kroll 646-3616, Anita Helfand
381-6386. Barbara Bleier 384-
Community Calendar
Monday, Dec. 21
Jewish Community Center Executive Board Meeting 7 p.m..
Board Meeting 8 p.m. Temple Beth El St. Petersburg Board
Meeting 10 a.m. ORT Evening Clearwater Hanukah Party
ORT Afternoon St. Petersburg West Wind Regular Meeting 1
p.m. Golda Meir Senior Friendship Club 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 22
B'nai B'rith Women Regular Meeting 8 p.m. B'nai B'rith Men -
St. Petersburg Olan Lodge 1246- 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 23
Congregation Beth Shalom Clearwater Board Meeting 8 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom Clearwater Mens Club 7 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom Clearwater Suncoast Social Club 1
p.m. Congregation B'nai Israel St. Petersburg Hebrew High
School 7-9 p.m. Hadassah Aliyah St. Petersburg -Board
Meeting 10a.m. Hadassah Aviva Gulfport Board Meeting
National Council of Jewish Women St. Petersburg Meeting
- noon.
Thursday, Dec. 24
Senior Friendship Club JCC Meeting Hanukah Party 1 -4 p.m.
Congregation B'nai Israel St. Petersburg adult education 8 to
Friday, Dec. 25
Jewish Community Center Hanukah party 1 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 26
Temple B'nai Israel Clearwater B-M Greenberg Congregation
Beth Chai Seminole, Sisterhood social 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 27
Congregation Beth Shalom Clearwater USY 7 p.m. Temple
Ahavat Shalom Dunedin Breakfast Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Temple Beth El St. Petersburg Brotherhood Breakfast Meeting
VFW Auxiliary Post 246 St. Petersburg Hanukah Party and
Breakfast Meeting.
1-4 p.m. Golda Meir
Monday, Dec. 28
Senior Friendship Club JCC Meeting
Senior Friendship Club 1 -4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 29
Congregation B'nai Israel St. Petersburg Sisterhood Meeting 8
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Congregation Beth Shalom Clearwater Suncoast Social Club -
1 p.m. Congregation B'nai Israel St. Petersburg Hebrew High
-7-9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31
Senior Friendship Club JCC Meeting 1-4 p.m. Temple Beth El
- St. Petersburg New Years Eve Party Congregation B'nai
Israel St. Petersburg New Years Eve Party 9 p.m.
Congregation B'nai Israel St. Petersburg Sisterhood New
Years Eve Party Congregation Beth Shalom Gulfport New
Years Party 8 p.m. JWV Auxiliary 246 St. Petersburg New
Years Party JCC.
Friday, Jan. I
Saturday, Jan. 2
Sunday, Jan. 3
Senior Friendship Club JCC New Years Party 5:30 to 10:30
p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom Mens Club Breakfast Meeting
- 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Shalom Clearwater USY 7
p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom Gulfport Breakfast Meeting -
Monday, Jan. 4
Senior Friendship Club JCC 1-4 p.m. Congregation Beth
Shalom Gulfport Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. ORT Clear-
water Evening Meeting 7:30 p.m. ORT West Wind Afternoon -
St Petersburg Meeting 7:30 p.m.
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"The Jewish FiondiaM ofPimeUas County
Wiesenthal ( enter ud tribute to
Wallenberg b pret* 'mg its Simon
thai Humw "irun Laureate, in
'to, to the edish d .
'/ -igaruin Jeus
' i> rminutmn 'it th" hands of the
Sazis At a tribute dinner in Los Angeles
Heft to right I are Simon Vt "<>enthal; bin
Nina iMgergren. Raoul's sister Jon Voight,
who -ill portray the herou Swede in an
ing motion picture and Rabbi A/-
Hier, dean of the Wiesenthal (enter.
iBabi Yar Documentary Distorts History
A new Soviet documentary film on the Nazi
Massacre at Babi Yar "distorts history" by vir-
tually ignoring the murder of approximately
100.000 Jew*, according to the Anti-Defamation
I-*ague of B'nai B'rith
A01. associate national director Abraham H.
Foxman aaid the 70 minute film, like the Soviet
memorial at the maaaacre site near Kiev, neglects
the principal victims of the World War II
The Ukrainian-produced documentary a
description of the 1941 -42 German invasion of the
Ukraine, which focuses on Babi Yar waa
screened recently for an audience of diplomats at
the United Nations in New York. Prepared for
Soviet television, it may also be exhibited
throughout Western Europe and entered in film
festivals in the United States, according to
Ukrainian officials.
Cherishing Faith, Affirming Freedom" was
k the- theme of the 33rd biennial assembly of the
| National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods at the
< opley Plaza Hotel in Boston over the weekend.
Some 1,000 delegates participated in the
assembly of the NFTS, which represents 100,000
members of sisterhoods in 650 Reform syna-
gogues affiliated with the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations and its international
brunch, the World Union for Progressive
Among the concerns explored during the NFTS
assembly were world peace, women's rights, civil
liberties, separation of church and state,
pluralism in Israel, Israel among the family of na-
tions, and economic justice and social welfare.
Pioneer Women Naamat, the 50,000-member-
Women's Labor Zionist Organization of America,
ia expressing its opposition to a proposed Consti-
tutional amendment that would outlaw abortion
and to Senate legislation that would permit the
reinstatement of voluntary prayer programs in
the public schools.
The action* cam* in the form of resolutions
adopted unanimously at a three-day national
board meeting in New York City, the first held
under the leadership of Phyllis Sutker of Skokie.
111., who waa elected president of the organization
in September.
National board member, Mildred Weiss of
Deerfiaid Beach. Fla., took part in the meeting.
She la a member of the city's Pioneer Women-
Na'amat Oil* Club.
Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. National
I Commander Robert M. Zweiman recalled the sig
nificanc* of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor
I four decades ago, Dec 7, 1941, at memorial
services prior to the organization's prntstion
of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

st Arlington National Cemetery on Pearl Harbor
"We commemorate the heroism and patriotism
of all American soldiers who responded quickly to!
the dastardly air strike on the Hawaiian naval;
base,'' said Zweiman He recalled particularly;
some of the Jewish heroes of that infamous day'
including Ensign Stanley (apian, who had to
take command of the destroyer USS Aylwin for
33 hours; and Sgt. Meyer Levin, who served as:
bombadier for Captain Collin Kelley's bomber
attack on a large Japanese naval craft in Phillip
ine waters.
Morton Goodman has been appointed regional
director of the Southeast region, American
Friends of Bar-Han University in Israel, Victor B.
Geller, executive vice president of the American'
Friends announces.
A native New Yorker and a graduate of Hunter
College. Goodman has been active in Jewish
communal affairs in Florida and Texas for the last I
two decades. Prominently identified with the'
activities of the United Synagogue of America, he ^
has developed educational and fund-raising pro-
grams for congregations throughout the South.
He is currently executive committee chairman
and a member of the board of trustees of Temple
Ner Tamid, Miami Beach.
Located at Ramat Can, Israel, and with
outreach campuses in Safed, Ashkelon. and Beit a
Shaan, Bar-1 Ian University recently marked its %
silver jubilee. It is the only institution of higher
learning in Israel to combine secular studies with
an extensive program of Judaic courses as an
academic requirement.
Sergio Nudelstejer. director of American
Jewish Committee operations in Mexico and
Central America, has been named an Academic
Member of the Mexican Institute of Culture, one
of the moat prestigious literary-intellectual
organizations in Mexico.
Nudelstejer, a native of Poland, has lived in
Mexico sine* early childhood. A graduate of
Mexico's National University, he founded the
first Spanish-language Jewish newspaper in
Mexico, Prtnsa Israelite. Before coming to AJC
as head of its Mexico office, he worked aa a
reporter on several Mexico-baaed a*M*a*aa* and
newspapers, and a* press attache' of the Israel
Embassy in Mexico.
Yeshivs University will salute Jean* J. Kirk
patrick, Ambassador of the United States to the
United Nations, and seven newly-elected mem-
bers of it* Board of Trustees at the 57th annual
Chanukah dinner Dec 13, it ha* been sss*m*aaa*a1
by Chairman Stanley E Stern. Thstfs^wuFbe
held st the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City and
will also highlight the third year of Yeshivs Uni-
versity'* f 100 million Century Campaign.
Chatter Box
Did you happesi to as* NftfcJ ****** hm group 0f
young singers and dancers caDad the Suawhaoe Kids" on TV
recently* We recognized her daughter Lara in the front m.
They w ill perform at Disney World soon nice going j^
cent newtywed Deris KiaVsrr GeaVr. a great-grandmother, wu
the hoooree at an Israel Bond lunch, and new husband Ham
Geflar was kvefling st her side, along with Ida Ladrter. the Da
flsasMls, Bat Ohms, Al Miisnirs. and Irv Regacfc F>ublic
apologi to si who were not invited to Tie Pep** after the wi*.
house dedication Jazz buffs Sasaael Waia*. Clara m
Casreaee Jehasea and Edie Pkamkaa were swaying to the mellow
sounds of the Liowd Hslis band at the Bayfront backto
the big band sound This is the season to be giving ^
what better way than thru Israel Bonds, a* Mayor Corinat
Frees***) said as she awarded the key to the city of St Peters-
burg to Jackie aad M array Jacob*. Journalist Bath Graber. who
addressed three groups in one day (hows that for endurance?i
was surprised to see Suncoest resident*, the Paal Friedbofb her
former northern neighbors Seen in the overflow crowd vtere the
Staa Marsha. Charles Rateabergs. Ted WHtaers Arlta
Hdfaade and BO] Dobrofla Mazei Tov to Gloria and Eo
Bob and Barbara and Ed Nekton, on the engagement of their
children Dawa aad Victor Best wishes to Ben Jacobs who
is recovering from surgery at Tampa General Hospital
Congratulations and many years of happiness to Carol ud
Gerry Rabin and their son. Jordan, who have moved into their
lovely new home m Clearwater It will be a summer a.-dding
for Alan Kahana. son of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Kahana. and
Laurie Perlia. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Perlin. all of
Clearwater Sfazel Tot to both families, and best wishe- to the
prospective bride and groom
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