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Volume 5 Number 8
Of Pinellas County
________St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, April 20,1984
. Ffd Shochfl
Price 35 Cents
Reserve NOW for
Community Campaign Dinner
Reservations are being taken
now for the May 2 Community
Campaign Dinner, according to
Dinner Chairman Marvin
The Dinner, to be held
Wednesday evening, May 2 at
Spoto's Restaurant in Seminole,
will be open to all contributors of
$100 or more to the 1984 Com-
bined Jewish Appeal campaign of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County. Rabbi Ira Youdovin of
, Temple Beth El will be the
keynote speaker.
Rabbi Youdovin, the new
Associate Rabbi of Temple Beth
El, comes to Pinellas County
from leadership positions in the
national and international Jewish
From 1973 through 1977 Rabbi
Youdovin served as North
American Director of the World
Union for Progressive Judaism.
In 1977 he was appointed Execu-
tive Director of ARZA, the
Association of Reform Zionists of
Rabbi Youdovin was subse-
quently elected a member of the
Board of Governors of the Jewish
Agency for Israel and the world
Zionist Executive, the fifth
Reform Rabbi elected to these
positions in the organization's
history. He has also served on the
Jewish Agency's Budget and
Finance and Rural Settlement
Committees, on the Board of
Directors of the United Israel
Appeal and on many other
national and international Jewish
The Combined Jewish Appeal
is the annual fundraising cam-
paign of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County on behalf of
Jewish needs here, in Israel and
around the world. The campaign
supports the United Jewish
Appeal as well as local agencies
and services, including the
Jewish Community Center, the
Jewish Day School and Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service.
meRe man' moses was
Chosen to See Qo6
EVERY DAY of his life, the pious Jew states:
"1 believe with perfect faith that the prophecy of
Moses, our teacher (peace be unto him) was true
and that he was the chief of the prophets, both of
those that preceded and of those that followed
him." This is the seventh of the Thirteen Prin-
ciples of Faith, formulated by Maimonides.
Each year, at Passover, we teach our children
the story of the Exodus from Egypt, explaining
how Moses, our great leader, pleaded with
Pharaoh and, with God's help, led the children of
. Israel from slavery to freedom.
Rut who was this great prophet and leader?
Moses was a mere man, from the most humble of
beginnings. The first mention of his parentage in
the Biblesimply states that a man from the house
of Levi took a woman from the house of Levi.
LATER WE learn that his father was Amram,
grandson of Levi, who married his aunt,
Yocheved, Levi's daughter. When we read the list
of prohibited marriages laid down in Leviticus
18:12, this renders Moses an illegitimate child,
that of a forbidden union.
It is an unpleasant revelation, but it helps
validate those who believe in the Divine origin of
the Torah because if Moses or any other human
had written it, this fact would surely have
remained hidden.
Most people know the story of Moses'
childhood. He was born in Egypt at a time when
the cruel Pharaoh ruled that all newborn male
Hebrew children must be slain. Left adrit on the
waters of the Nile, he was found by Pharaoh's
daughter who took him to the palace, raising him
as her son. Grown up, he defended the Hebrew
slaves, and killed an Egyptian task-master who
was abusing a Jew an act which forced him to
BUT WHY would he have such feeling for his
people if he had been reared as an Egyptian from
infancy? First, his natural mother was his nurse
until he was quite a lad, giving her the chance to
instil in him the belief in one God. We assume she
also told him the sacred traditions of Israel and
the Divine promise to deliver the Jews from
Egyptian bondage.
In addition, as the adopted son of a princess, he
must have had the best education available,
probably at Heliopolis, which helped him become
a leader of men. We can only assume that when
the priests wanted to initiate him into their
idolatry, he remembered his mother's teachings
and resisted.
The memory of these same moral laws must
nave caused him to kill the Egyptian that flogged
a Hebrew slave. Moses was filled with compas-
sion as he watched his people groaning beneath
-their burdens. However, even the princess would
not have been able to save him from punishment,
he fled to Midian in the south-eastern part of
Sinai, beyond Egyptian jurisdiction.
MOSES BECAME a shepherd to the flocks of
the pagan priest, Jethro, and married his
daughter. We are taught that God never give an
exalted office to a man unless he has first been
Jfted in small things. Moses saw a lamb escape
from the flock to a stream where it quenched its
Statue of Moses in solid silver by the well-
known contemporary Jerusalem artist,
Ya'akov Heller. A statue by the U.S. born
artist illustrating the Biblical prophecy, 'the
wolf will dwell with the lamb,' was presented
by former Prime Minister Menachem Begin
to the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
thirst. He said: "Had I known that thou wast
thirsty, I would have taken three in my arms and
carried thee thither." A Heavenly voice
resounded: "As thou livest, thou art fit to
shepherd Israel." (Midrash).
In the episode of the burning bush, he was also
nominated as God's agent to liberate his people.
Continued on Page 7
Holocaust Remembererance Slated
The Pinellas County Board of
Rabbis in conjunction with the
synagogues and temples of Pinel-
las County proudly will sponsor a
"Yom Ha Shoah Vehag Gevarah
Ex-Holocaust Com-
memoration and Redemption
Service" at Temple Beth El,
Pasadena Avenue, St. Peters-
burg. Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m.
The program will be high-
lighted by rememberances from
the Children of Holocaust
Survivor Group. Members of all
synagogues will also participate
in this special service. Yiskor
memorial candles will be dis-
tributed to whomever wishes to
remember the six million in this
The entire community is in-
vited. There are no entrance fees
or fundraising.
Sunday, May 27,1984
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service
Jewish Community Center
Jewish Day School
Details to Follow
State Dep't. Mum on Rumor
It Has Rejected Chile Envoy
The State Department has re-
fused to confirm or deny that it
has rejected Chile's choice for its
Ambassador to the United
States, Mario Harms Van Buren
of Santiago, who is a former
editor of an anti-Semitic
magazine. But the A nti-Defama-
tion League of B'nai B'rith and
the Washington Office on Latin
America, which had urged
Barros' rejection, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that the
State Department has rejected
Barros was deputy editor and
on the international desk of the
now defunct Chilean publication
when, according to Rabbi Morton
Rosenthal. director of the ADL's
Latin American Affairs Depart-
ment, the magazine was repeat-
ing "some of the worst Nazi and
anti-Semitic canards."
The publication claimed that a
"gigantic conspiracy" involving
capitalism, Communism and
Judaism "pushed" Germany into
World War II. In a 1970 book.
Barros called Hitler and
Mussolini "young leaders" ex-
pressing "national traditions."

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County / Friday, April 20,1984
Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
.1__^ r\mlt fAlir vrtiin
March 14,1984
Dear Friends,
The Appropriations Subcom-
mittee on Foreign Operations, on
which I serve, has jurisdiction
over U.S. foreign aid. For the
purpose of reviewing some of the
economic assistance programs, I
went earlier this year to India
and Nepal, with a brief enroute
stop in Spain.
In addition to examining the
effectiveness of U.S.-funded
projects and holding fruitful
discussions with heads of state
and top government officials, I
again had an opportunity to meet
with and learn about the concerns
and character of the Jewish
communities in these places.
India's Jews descend from
those who settled in Cochin on
the Malabar coast around A.D.
70, of whom very few now exist,
and from those who fled Arabia
in the 7th century. Their
descendants are the Beni-Israel
communities of Bombay, Poona,
and Ahmadabad. These black
Jews immigrated to Israel as a
community several years ago,
and are now involved in the
flower export industry. The last
group are Iraqi Jews who came to
Bombay and Calcutta in the 19th
century and gained prominence
in eastern trade and the textile
industry. Of the 8,000 Jews living
in Bombay in 1947, only about
150, mostly Iraqi, remain.
The great change in the make-
up of the Indian Jewish commu-
nity coincided with the social
transformations that took place
in the aftermath of British rule.
Under the British, the prosperous
Baghdadi Jews founded
numerous hospitals, libraries,
schools, and charitable insti-
tutions. In 1947, the Sassoon
School, named after David
Sassoon who helped found the
textile industry and is now buried
at Poona near Bombay, enrolled
about 700 Jewish children.
Because those who in recent
years have left India for the
United Kingdom, Australia,
Canada, and Israel were young,
only four young families remain
in Bombay.
Amicable coexistence has
always prevailed among Jewish
and other Indian communities. In
Cochin, the synagogues are
sandwiched between mosques in
predominantly Muslim areas and
in Catholic Byculla. There has
been no tension or anti-Semitism.
I was interested to learn that
Bene-Israel oil-pressers are
merely referred to as "Saturday
oil-pressers" because that is
when they observe the Jewish
Indian Jews with whom I held
a meeting in Bombay believe that
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
tilts toward the Arabs for
economic reasons only. Some of
those I spoke with were Albert
Menashe who is in the import-
export Industry, Moshe Sultom
who has an insurance business,
and a young Indian couple,
Ronald and Appelette Sopher,
whose families have long been
involved in electrical and gas
appliance manufacturing.
Loyal to India, with emotional
bonds to Israel, Indian Jews take
pride in their 2,000 years of hying
in peace and harmony. Thus,
when the outspoken former
Israeli Consul Yousuf Hasseen
was expelled from India in 1982,
Bombay's Jews were upset by
the subsequent announcement
that the consulate might close.
Fortunately, that has not
happened, and the tiny Jewish
community has been able to
maintain its diplomatic and trade
contact with Israel.
Though the consulate still
exists in Bombay, there is no
Israeli ambassador in New Delhi,
and India has not been willing to
replace the full consul, so Vice
Consul Haim Levav, with whom
I met, serves as acting consul.
When I was with Indian
Foreign Secretary Rasgotra in
New Delhi, we discussed the
consul issue as well as other
matters that concern U.S.-Indian
relations. I expressed to the
Foreign Secretary the need for an
Israeli consul in Bombay and was
told that the issue would soon be
reconsidered. I have followed my
conversation with a letter
requesting a definitive answer.
Though Nepal has no in-
digenous Jews, Nepal and Israel
have enjoyed good relations, and
Names in News
Activist Charged With Defamation
Riga Activist Zakhar Zunshain
has been charged with "defaming
the Soviet state" under Article
183-1 of the Latvian Criminal
Code, the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry reports. Equivalent
to Article 190-1 of the Russian
Criminal Code, the charges
carries up to three years in a
labor camp.
According to the NCSJ, the 33
year-old physicist is being held
The Rebbe speaks in Yiddish,
and a simultaneous English
translation is provided for tne
television audience.
Ampal-American Israel
Corporation (AIS.A) reports that
consolidated net income for the
year 1983 increased 15 percent to
$17,516,000 compared to
$15,228,000 in 1982 or $74 per
share in 1983 compared to $70 per
share in 1982. Revenues totalled
$112,123,000 in 1983 compared
with $111,409,000 in 1982.
Consolidated total assets at
December 31, 1983 rose to a
record $980,154,000, up from
$916,925,000 at the end of the
previous year. Shareholders'
equity increased 29 percent to
$82,244,000. up from $63,723,000
at the end of 1982.
At a meeting of the Board of
Directors held March 28, the
Corporation declared cash
dividends payable May 16, 1984
to shareholders of record on May
2, 1984.
Marvin Frankel, chairman of
the NCSJ's National Lawyers
re^rt^nharzunSn s Zife, Counseling: A Passover of the Spirit
Tatyana. and her brother, were
attacked in the street by
"hooligans." Tatyana was
thrown to the ground and her
pocketbook taken away, while
her brother was warned not to
interfere in "Zhid affairs." Zhid is
a derogatory Russian term for
A public address by the
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi
Menachem M. Schneerson, on
Thursday. Apr. 12. was to be
transmitted live via satellite from
Lubavitch World Headquarters
in New York to cable TV stations
across the United States,
beginning at 9:30 p.m., EST, and
lasting several hours.
The public address will mark
the Rebbe's 82nd birthday on the
11th day of the Hebrew month of
As the Israelites moved out of
Egypt, out of bondage and
despair, they moved through
struggle and hardship to freedom
and a new life. Moses reached out
his hand to his suffering fellow
Jews and said that he would
show them the way. but that they
would have to march the many
long miles in difficult, often
frightening and unknown terrain.
Some, too fearful, too skeptical,
held back and died in slavery.
Others, more adventurous, more
willing to risk the unknown in
order to escape the intolerable,
followed him through the difficult
course to freedom.
Many individuals coming to
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service are in an emotional
bondage, a place of sorrow, fear,
despair and loneliness of spirit.
Often chained by a sense of
worthlessness, self-hatred, anger
and guilt, many feel that life
itself has beaten them like the
cruel slavemaster of old.
Counseling can offer
deliverance from this bondage,
making clear, however, that this
is a process through which the
counselor and client must travel
together. Like the ancient
Israelites some are too fearful to
even begin the journey, some fall
by the wayside, but many others
slay the course to peace of mind,
strength to cope with life's
burdens and joy in themselves
and in their relationships with
These are the fortunate ones
who truly experience a "Passover
of the Spirit." We, who are
counselors at Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, feel fortunate
that we have been given the
opportunity to participate with
our clients in this journey. We
wish all of you a very Happy
WXFL Airs Passover Program
"A Shtetl Passover" will air on
WXFL, Channel 8, on Sunday,
April 22, from 7:30-8 a.m. "A
Shtetl Passover" will feature
Professor David Roskies, co-
author of The Shtetl Book and an
authority on the history and way
of life of Jews in Eastern Europe
prior to the Holocaust. It will
contain film clips and photos
never before seen on television, as
well as dramatizations and songs
of the period.
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Nepal ia the only South Asian
country which maintains full
diplomatic relations with Israel.
Nepali paratroopers have been
trained in Israel for many years,*
and Israeli engineers continue to
help with Nepal's irrigation
problems. Due to economic
constraints, Israeli agricultural
aid to Nepal is now minimal,
though paratrooper training has
continued, and Nepalese agri-
culturalist are studying in Israel.
It was refreshing to learn
about a Jewish community that
has for so many years found
sanctuary in Indian society.
Neither India nor Nepal harbors
the phenomenon of anti-Semitism
which often accompanies/)
economic strife in Western
Our brief stopover in Spain
allowed me to visit the first syna-
gogue built in Spain since the
Inquisition of 1492 and to meet
with the head of the synagogue's
congregation, Mr. Carlos Talvy.
Mr. Talvy assured me that the
Barcelona orthodox Sephardic
community numbering about 450
families encounters no problems
with the current government.
With best wishes, I am
William Lehman
Member of Congress
Jewish Day School
Launches Middle School
Scientific explorations,
research skills, computer
programming and a series of
mini-courses will be highlights of
the middle school to be inaugur-
ated at the Pinellas County
Jewish Day School this fall. A
full program of Jewish and
general studies will be offered to
sixth grade students in 1984-85.
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School, with a complete
elementary school (grades K-5)
already in place, will be adding a
grade each year, through eighth
grade. "We plan to build upon
the excellent foundation of our
elementary school. This past
year, many hours were devoted to
curriculum development for our ,*
new middle school." according to
Mr. Mark Silk. Principal.
Applications for students with
previous Judaic training will be
considered for next year's sixth
grade. For further information,
please call the school office at
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School is a beneficiary
agency of Combined Jewish
Appeal of the Pinellas County
Jewish Federation.
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ichael Bernstein Executive Director to Speak at National Confab
of Jewish
|Tkp Association
rib and Children's Agencies
s been meeting annually since
fit Composed of approx-
Lelv I10 separate Jewish
mily Services from all over the
Inited States and Canada, the
Lnization serves as a clearing
E, for statistics, training
orkshops, forms, and most
portantly. innovative and
ective ideas on how best to
rve Jewish individuals in need.
Recognizing that the 1980's
s and will continue to be a
rticularly trying time for many
wish individuals a special
Immittee was formed to select
r organizations to present 15-
ute scholarly discussion
orkshops on the future trends
d directions Jewish Family
rvices need to move towards. A
panel chose from a field of 16
Jewish Family Services to select
the four final presentations to be
made at a national meeting in
New York the beginning of May.
Mr. Bernstein, executive
director of our Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, will be speaking
on the new role of the Jewish
Family Service in caring for the
Jewish family. In his speech, Mr.
Bernstein highlights the fact that
by the year 2025 almost 20
percent of the national Jewish
community will be over the age of
65, and almost eight million will
be over the age of 85. Therefore,
the large concentration of Jewish
aged in Pinellas County repre-
sents the future picture for other
Jewish communities.
Of particular interest to other
Jewish Family Service agencies
remains the emphasis our Jewish
community has maintained in
basic services to our Jewish aged.
These services provided
through Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service include out-
reach and counseling, home-
maker services, residential
housing for the aged experiencing
psychiatric stress, and current
plans on offering a "Share-A-
Home" residential concept for
elderly with minor medical
problems. Also, other areas of
concern remain the trend of
dealing with comparatively high
divorce rates for Jewisn couples,
and high percentage of Jewish
working women, which mandates
Jewish Family Services to focus
on offering competent marriage
and family counselors.
[JCong. Denies Charge
Urges U.S. Consulate Move to Tel Aviv
Bernstein, Jewish
Services Executive
The American Jewish
tongress continued to urge
(hat the U.S. Consulate in
fast Jerusalem be placed
knder control of the U.S.
Embassy in Tel Aviv but
lenied that it had
[suggested" that the
Consulate and its staff "are
Jnti-Israel or pro-PLO."
A statement to that effect was
sued here by Henry Siegman,
Ixecutive director of the
^.l('iingress, whose leaders have
en meeting in Jerusalem.
Siegman took issue with the
lharp response by the State
Vpartment and by un-ramed
U.S. officials to accusations that
the Consulate was conducting
"its affairs in a way that are
inimical to Israeli and American
interests" and that its personnel
have "overstepped the bonds of
diplomatic decency" by alleged
frequent meetings with Arabs
who sympathize with the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization.
contained in an article published
in The Jerusalem Post April 1 by
David dayman, director of the
AJCongress Israel office and
Peretz Levine, a research intern.
The State Department vigor-
ously denied that the Consulate
in Jerusalem has been behaving
improperly toward Israel and
called the charges "totally mis-
placed and, indeed, irres-
of PasscMer
ponsible." An unidentitiea
American official warned that
such charges could place the
Consulate and its staff in danger
from attacks by Jewish ex-
Siegman reiterated charges
that the Consulate acted in a
manner that reflected pro-Arab
bias. But, his statement said,
"Our comments were directed not
at Consular staff but at their
activities which have focused on
Palestinians who are in sym-
pathy with the PLO and system-
atically avoided those who are
Administration," Siegman
stated, "It is that inconsistency
in U.S. policy, as implied by the
activities of the Consulate in
Jerusalem, that the American
Jewish Congress criticized, and
not the personal views of the
Consular staff."
He observed, "We have no way
of knowing the personal senti-
ments of Consular staff on this
subject, and therefore would have
made no such accusations."
Siegman added. "We consider
the characterization of our
concern, by un-ramed U.S. offi-
cials in Israel as 'ridiculous' to be
inappropriate and offensive. We
also consider the suggestion that
discussion of U.S. policy must be
muted and repressed for fear of
provoking violent reaction by un-
balanced individuals as entirely
inconsistent with how public
policy is conducted in a demo-
cratic society.''
THE U.S. Consulate in
Jerusalem has offices in both the
east and west sections of the city
and deals directly with Pales-
tinians on the West Bank. But
unlike Consulates in most other
countries, it does not report to
the Embassy but to the State
Department in Washington.
This has long been a bone of
contention between Israel and
the U.S.
The use of Jewish volunteers is
stressed as vital. The Adopt-A-
Grandchild Program is given as
an example where over 50
children are assisted by senior
volunteers offering their time and
love on a regular weekly basis.
Besides meeting with children on
an individual basis for com-
panionship and guidance, many
children are assisted in home-
work and tutoring which
sometimes includes tutoring in
Hebrew. The Adopt-A-
Grandchild Program offers
children a sense of stability,
security, and the knowledge that
someone cares.
Another example is the use of
our Jewish elderly in providing a
multitude of services through the
umbrella organization of the
Jewish Federation. Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service coord-
inates this comprehensive
program manned almost exclu-
sively by Jewish older adults,
who volunteer their services. The
services range from visiting
Jewish elderly in hospitals and
other institutions to securing
food and clothing for the Jewish
unemployed. Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service also makes use of
Jewish professionals and
businessmen who offer their
assistance on a regular basis in
both planning and actual donated
services to clients.
Of particular emphasis on
planning for Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, remains close
cooperation and communication
with the Jewish Federation's
umbrella Jewish organizations.
In the span of just a few years
based on existing community
needs the community has seen
expanding Jewish Community
Center programming, creation of
a Jewish senior center, and
advocacy for the creation of a
kosher nursing home and ex-
panded Jewish Day School
programming. The theme of
working closely with such
organizations, as well as local
synagogues and temples, remains
a priority for appropriate Jewish
Family Service planning.
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Due to the Passover holidays, The Jewish Floridian deadline
for the May 4 edition has been changed to April 20.
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Recalling the Exodus and Commitment to Educatio]
The story of modern Israel, like the story
of the Exodus, is punctuated with perils
and studded with successes. But this is an
ongoing story; neither the dangers nor the
trimphs are a thing of the past alone. For
the people of Israel, and in fact for Jews
everywhere, Passover is a time to celebrate
victories and a warning against com-
The holiday itself will be launched with
the first Seder this coming Monday
evening, Apr. 16. From time immemorial,
Judaism has regarded its festivals not
purely as a time for regaling, but also for
educational enrichment. This has been the
hallmark of Jewish tradition ever since the
first Jewish holiday, Passover, was in-
And so on Passover, as we sit around the
Seder table, we will talk not only of the
past, but of the present, as well. Only by
reflecting on its historical roots and by
reexamining the rituals which enrich
Passover, can we respond to the historical
importance of the festival in terms of
yesterday and today.
"Speak unto the Children of Israel and
declare unto them the appointed festivals
of the Lord (Lev. 2 3:2). From this Biblical
passage, our Talmudic sages deduced that
Moses had ordained that beginning with 30
days prior to each major festival, the laws
and customs characteristic of each holiday
occasion be thoroughly reviewed and
analyzed (Megillah 32a).
It is this sort of reflection expected from
us on Passover that we can engage in as we
read the Haggadah in terms of the
derivative Biblical command: "And you
shall tell your children on that day saying,
this (Seder) is performed on account of
what the Eternal One did unto me when I
came forth from Egypt (Exod. 13:8)."
Past in Future
Conceiving of this historical com-
mandment in modern terms, we may
ponder upon our duty to transmit to our
own children the history of the Jewish
people, including Jewish culture and
Jewish tradition, for the purpose of in-
spiring in them a strong Jewish identity
and strong Jewish self-esteem.
In the end, these are the best and most
effective antidotes against Jewish
alienation, intermarriage and assimilation,
the three major debilitating diseases that
erode our American Jewish community.
The Seder matzoh and charosis and
wine and maror; the Haggadah itself; the
happy singing of "Who Knows One?" and
"Chad Gadya;" the child's anticipation of
the arival of Elijah to sip from his special
cup; that same child's search for the
afikomen all of these things are indeed
the spirit of Passover from time im-
But in our own day, all these things
point, as well, to the deep concern of the
authors of the Haggadah for the education
of the young in the injunction of the
Haggadah on this subject involving "the
wise, the wicked, the simple and the one
who has no capacity to inquire."
It is this consideration that brings us to
the modern Jew on Passover our suc-
cesses but also the perils before us that
challenge our very survival without the
knowledge in our children to carry the pi
into the present. And the future.
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Egypt Set to Violate Peace Treaty
By JTA Services
TEL AVIV Defense
Minister Moshe Arens has ac-
cused Egypt of preparing to
violate the military terms of the
Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. He
claimed in a radio interview that
Egypt is building a military
infrastructure in Sinai sufficient
for an entire field army.
Arens said that while the mil-
itary annex to the 1979 peace
treaty does not define the limits
of the infrastructure Egypt can
build in Sinai, it limits Egyptian
troop deployment on the penin-
sula to a single division. Accord-
ing to Arens, the Egyptians are
building facilities for an army of
at least four divisions.
He said Israel feared that
Egypt would soon be capable of
the rapid deployment of more
troops than are allowed in Sinai
under the treaty.
Israel did not give up the entire
Sinai "merely to have an Egyp-
tian Ambassador in Tel Aviv for
only three years, up to when he
was withdrawn in 1982," the
Defense Minister said.
If UN Expels Israel,
We'll Walk Too-Reagan
NEW YORK President
Reagan told a group of some 120
Jewish leaders here that there is
an alliance between Israel and the
United States and that if Israel is
expelled from the United
Nations. "We will walk out with
Reagan met with members of
the Jewish Community Relations
Council I.ICRC) of New York in a
private meeting at the Plaza
Hotel last Thursday. He was in
the city to present a posthumous
Readers Write
award to Terence Cardinal C\
The President's remarks I
meeting were conveyed latej
press conference by Peggy
man, president of the JCRCj
Malcolm Hoenlein, JCRC ei
live director. According to
man, Reagan said that all
"ugliness of anti-Semlism'|
EDITOR, The.lewish Floridian:
We should like to congratulate
the community on the upsurge of
interest and participation in the
Jewish Federation's 1984
This year, hundreds of new
gifts were solicited and received
by hundreds of volunteers across
Pinellas County. The total
number of gifts and amounts will
be publicized at Campaign's end
- but we already know that this
community can be proud of its
This support will enhance Fed-
eration's ability to meet the
needs of our local institutions
such as the Jewish Family
Service. Jewish Community
Center, Jewish Day School, etc.
Hut beyond our county, there is
need to support United Jewish
Appeal HI AS and the Joint
Distribution Committee
brings help and succor to|
pressed Jews around the
and to help them in transif,
lands of freedom when po
and support for the many so
educational and cult
programs in Israel; a
example being scholarships
student aid for High Scl
education which the State carl
afford to subsidize internally-1
We are very proud
Pinellas County is a respond
Jewish community, taking|
place of leadership amonn
many in our country.
We urge those who have y
make their pledge to send
contribution, there is si ill li>"^
be counted.
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First Annual Series of Lectures
Through The Rabbi Morris B.
Chapman Adult Institute Fund
Congregation B'nai Israel of
St. Petersburg is pleased to
announce the first in a series of
very special adult education
lectures, sponsored by the Rabbi
Morris B. Chapman Adult
Institute of Congregation B'nai
Israel. The Adult Institute was
formed last summer in honor of
Rab' i Morris B. Chapman, who
was the Rabbi at Congregation
B'nai Israel from 1947 to 1973
and Rabbi Emeritus from 1973 to
1983. The goal of the Adult
Institute, according to Co-
chairmen, Jerry Gilbert and Dr.
Mark Gordon, is to provide at
least one very special educational
events annually, since adult
education was such an important
aspect of Rabbi Chapman's
rabbinic career.
The first event will be held on
Wednesday, May 23, at
Congregation B'nai Israel, 301 -
59th St. North, St. Petersburg,
beginning at 8 p.m. in the main
sanctuary. The guest speaker will
be Rabbi Rudolph J. Adler of
Congregation Ohev Shalom in
Orlando, whose subject will be
"Jerusalem Through the Ages."
The lecture is free of charge.
Dr. Adler was born in Kassel,
Germany, where he received his
high school education. He at-
tended the Yeshiva in Frankfurt
' and Rabbiner Seminary in
Frankfurt where he received a
teacher's diploma. His ordination
is from Liverpool Talmudical
College. He earned his bachelor's
degree from the University of
Toronto and his masters degree
and his doctorate from Yeshiva
University in New York. Dr.
Adler also holds and honorary
doctors degree of divinity from
the Jewish Theological Seminary
of America. Rabbi Adler is active
in the Rabbinical Assembly of
America, the American Socio-
logical Society and the Associa-
tion for Jewish Studies. He has
published numerous writings.
Rabbi Adler is also chaplain of
the United States Navy at
Orlando, leader of Torah
Sessions, Rabbinical Assembly of
America, panelist for the Society
of Religion in High Education,
adjunct professor of Sociology
and Religion, University of
Central Florida, and Rollins
College, member of the Winter
Park Council of Churches and
Synagogues, the Jewish-Catholic
dialogue and lecturer at the
Hebrew High School and Adult
Jewish Academy.
The public is most welcome to
attend this lecture. Further
information can be obtained by
calling the synagogue office, 381-
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THE EARLIEST reference to the ornamental
plate that decorates the Passover Seder table is to
be found in the Mishna Pesachin. There it is
called in Hebrew, Ke'arah, and the various
symbolic foods relating to Passover which are to
be placed upon it are also mentioned.
While the Haggadah was illustrated by
illumination in the Middle Ages, decorations for
the Passover Plate are not known until the early
Renaissance period. Interestingly enough, in the
Haggadah illuminations, the Ashkenazi version
of the Passover plate is depicted as round and the
Sephardic and Italian versions as a woven basket.
VARIOUS MATERIALS have been used for
the Passover late including porcelain, stoneware,
pewter, wood, silver and in more recent times
plastic. The plates contain a variety of pictures
relating to the exodus from Egypt, the Seder meal
itself and the four sons. These illustrations added
an additional dimension to the educational value
of the Seder table, and the artist's work made the
setting even more festive.
Ceramic plates for Passover are known from
the 1500's. They were made initially in Spain and
later in Italy. The Delft Seder dish from the
1600's is considered a classic in its own right. A
20th Century English bone china Seder plate with
individual dishes for each of the Passover Seder
symbols is no less outstanding.
Even the Jewish community in 19th Century
Palestine left us a poignant reminder of its joyful
celebration of Passover a glazed ceramic Seder
plate which can be found today in the Wolfson
Museum in Jerusalem. The aspects of the Pass-
over story are depicted, but most important is the
word Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) on the face of the
plate. This plate was a dramatic reminder for all
those who used it of the concluding words in the
Seder: "Next Year in Jerusalem."
In an old age home, when ail those at the
Passover Seder table are grandparents and
great-grandparents, it is sometimes hard to
determine who is to sit at the head of the
table. The American Jewish Joint Distribu-
tion Committee (JDC), overseas relief arm of
the American Jewish community, brings
Passover into the homes of needy Jews
around the world.
Rabbi Hosts Study Tour Of
Spain, Portugal and Morrocco
Rabbi Jan Bresky of Temple
Ahavat Shalom will host a study
tour of Spain, July 16-30. Spain
was a major Jewish center from
1100-1490. The most important
Jewish medieval philosophers
lived, for the most part, in Spain
including Crescas, Albo, Holevic
and Maimonides.
This itinerary includes the
cities of Madrid, Seville, Cor-
doba .Grenada, Lisbon and
Tangiers. A special meeting with
Morrano Jews will be held. The
cost of the tour is $1,590 per
person. Airfare, hotel, breakfast,
local guides and two Shabbat
dinners are part of this cost.
For further information please
call Rabbi Bresky, 813-785-8811.
The maximum number of people
on this tour will be 16.
Iranians Circulate 'Protocols' in Britain
The world's most notorious
anti-Jewish forgery, the
"Protocols of the Elders of
Zion," has once again
surfaced in Britain. The
Iranian Embassy in
London marked the fifth
anniversary of the over-
hrow of the Shah bv sum-
marizing the "Protocols" in
an English magazine,
In the summary, the Iranians
describe Zionism as "an enemy of
humanity" and assert that the
"Protocols" are "being adhered
to word by word by the Jewish-
influenced Western govern-
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Pine'Jaa County / Friday, April 20,1984
Book Review
Stephen Birmingham
Reviewed by Louise Ressler
The Auerbach Will begins with
a gathering of the entire family,
hostessed by Essie Auerbach
(now a great-grandmother), at a
Chirstmastree trimming party in
New York. The four Auerbach
children are: Joan, the eldest,
hotheaded and greedy, Babitte,
rather colorless, Mogie (Martin),
somewhat of an aesthete, and
Joshua, the "favorite,"
seemingly. Esther Litsky (Essie),
daughter of a poor Russiar
family, married Jake Auerbach,
son of a wealthy aristocratic
German Jewish family. Early in
their marriage they are sub-
sidized by his family with the
stipulation that they move tc
Chicago to start in business. This
small firm is one of the first mail-
order companies and eventually
amasses millions as Eaton and
Cromwell and Company.
In his youth, Jake was a very
highniinded, hopeful theorist, but
as he becomes immersed in his
commercial venture, he changes
into a hardminded realist. Essie
is now removed from her family
and visits them in New York
periodically. On one of her train
trips she meets by chance Charles
Wilmont. who happens to have a
background in business econ-
mics. He becomes Jake's
business partner as financial
advisor, and Eaton and Cromwell
gains another sidesman, Essie's
brother Abe Litsky whom she
has not seen in years. As Abe
matured, he, too was in the
business world. His character
and past ventures are enigmatic,
but it seems that he was in some
shady deals, and became a
"wanted" public deviate from the
law. Over a period of time, this
necessitates his complete dismis-
sal from the firm.
The Christmas party serves as
a tool for Birmingham's use of
flashback, by which the reader
learns about the earlier years of
the Auerbach family. At this
gathering, Essie's will becomes a
topic of dissent as to her plans
concerning her art collection of
the master. Her children express
various opinions producing some
conflict. Each one of her offspring
has a lifestyle which is very
individual. Joan is the eldest. She
has always had a restless nature,
and at present is editor of her
own newspaper. She is now in her
fourth marriage, and Richard, her
husband, is on the verge of
leaving her. She is also on very
shaky ground with her paper
with the threat of bankruptcy. In
addition, her daughter (whom she
had by her first husband). Karen.
is an alcoholic, and only Linda,
her granddaughter, is leading a
rather normal, life attending
Babitte Klein, the second
daughter, lives somewhat in
Joan's shadow, but once married,
she began to take her place in the
world. She is absorbed in being a
"grande dame." and living in the
elegant style that her wealth
permits. She is disinterested in
family matters.
Mogie (Martin) is Jake and
Essie's third child, and as an
adult is something of a dilletante.
He rebelled at any intimation of
working in Eaton and Company,
as the business is now referred to.
His activities are very unortho-
dox and unpredictable. One of his
favorie pasttimes is composing
sonnets, and, when composing
one. alludes to himself as "a
Renaissance man." There has
always been some question as to
his manhood, and he is con-
stantly consulting a psychiatrist.
Never before married, he has
recently chosen a wife. Essie is
relieved that at least for the
present Mogie seems to have
worked out his problems.
The fourth offspring is Joshua,
who has stepped into the
Auerbach shoes. He has been the
one to have an interest in Eaton
and Cromwell and Company.
Josh is very involved with the
projected opening of Eaton
Towers which will be in New
York City. This is an important
turning point because it marks
the growth of his thriving
business. Both of his sisters and
his brother are jealous of him,
and have little, if any family
allegiance to him.
The focus of the entire book is
on Essie, from the poor girl she
was, to the socialite she became.
This launched her acceptance in
other philanthropies and made
her a real asset to her husband.
Jake Auerbach also was gaining
prominence in the business
world, and changed his name. He
was referred to as John Jacob
Auerbach, business executive
and philanthropist, and he and
his wife were accepted in the
gentile society world. Since The
Auerbach Will is a three genera-
tion story, there are many
subplots and interaction in-
cluding love, lust, avarice, greed,
and betrayals as well as loyalties.
Throughout Essie dominates the
action, and the disposition of her
enormous welath is in the minds
of several of the children. They
are curious as to how she will
treat the willing of her many
valuable possessions and
business assets.
The novel builds to the climax
of the dedication of Chicago's
Eaton Tower. The entire family
will fly from New York there, and
it is a proud moment. There will
be great pomp and ceremony, and
Essie is a featured speaker on the
program; she is excited, properly
nervous, and greatly moved by
her memoirs of the very early
stages of the firm. Now Eaton is
so vast that it is erecting what
may be the tallest building
nationwide. It is a real success
story, but not without
weathering grave complications
through the years. Eaton Tower
will be a real symbol to all its
employees as well as its competi-
There are five divisions in this
book, and Birmingham has
launched some very original titles
that are biblical ideas: i.e. The
Book of Esther, Jacob's Ladder,
and the final The Book of
Revelations. This final segment
fulfills the name well, relating
many surprises and elaborates
with some detail on otherwise
undisclosed action. The Epilogue
is also very inventive in his
Birmingham also stresses
Jewishness. when, in his boyhood
Joshua questions his father "Am
I a Jew?" The subject came up
when he was to be enrolled in a
boarding school. Jake's response
was very ambiguous, almost
dismissing the matter with a
wave of his hand. He explained
that it was true that some Chirs-
tians didn't like some Jews, and
many Christians were wary of
very rich Jews from an envious
standpoint. He disposes of anti-
Semitism with the same inade-
quate explanations!
Birmingham has written many
books, and has gained national
recognition, (i.e., Our Crowd, Les
Gradees). With The Auerbach
Will he has once again succeeded.
It is pure fiction, but an accurate
portrayal of a Jewish family who
becomes fabulously wealthy. Its
unique style renders the Auer-
bachs as living, breathing people,
who are caught up as a family
who might be in today's world. It
is flashback by necessity, to
relate a three generation tale, but
he uses the present tense as if he
were having a one-to-one conver-
sation. The Auerbach Will is
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moses Was Chosen to
Friday, April 20,1984 / The Jewiah Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Continued from Page 1
When Moaes was told by God to plead witn
Pharaoh to let his people go, he felt completely
. i unfit for such a task. Already an old man of
eighty, God rebuked him for he had God's assur-
ance that He would be with him. Moses was also
hesitant because he was not eloquent, having
spent years in the great silent spaces of the
dessert, and he could only stammer forth the
message of freedom.
. j However, he was commanded to return to
1 Egypt to ask Pharaoh to set the slaves free, with
his brother Aaron as spokesman. The Midrash
r I ^ells us it took God seven days to convince him.
T Leaving the calm of the desert, he plunged into
the whirlpool of history. Despite their bondage,
the Jews were not really ready to leave Egypt any
more than Pharaoh was ready to let them go.
THE TEN plagues followed one another
rapidly, and in the end not only the Jews left
hurriedly, but a number of non-Jewish slaves
went with them, racing against time to escape
Egypt and Pharaoh's wrath. When the Jews
... safely crossed the Red Sea, Moses began to sing
' the most lyrical poem in Scripture.
Seven weeks later came the unique event when
God spoke directly to Moses at Mt. Sinai and
revealed His Law. He spoke not of theology or the
wonders of the universe He had created, but of
mans relationship to man, of one's duties
towards others. When Moses returned to his
people with the Ten Commandments and found
(hem worshipping the Golden Calf, he was so
angry he was ready to kill he never knew what
to expect from this "stiff-necked people" he was
leading. They had seen God at work and learned
"nothing from it. Perhaps sharing something with
r assimilated Jews today, they still yearned for the
fleshpots of Egypt.
. Moses castigated his peiople often and
severely. But he also defended them against their
enemies, and at times even against God. He was
both Cods emissary to Israel and Israel's God.
Yet he remained a human being, with many naws
- he had no supernatural powers. He had a
temper, and he was punished for it. He lived
according to the Biblical count to one hundred
and twenty, and spent his last hour blessing the
-tribes of Israel.
HE AND HIS generation were forbidden to
See Qo6
enter the Promised Land but he died overlooking
the Land. Then, escorted by the priest, Eleazar,
and his son, Pinhas, followed bv Joshua, he
climbed Mount Nebo. The Midrash'tells us he left
them behind, climbed to the top and lay down,
and God silently kissed his lips. "And the soul of
Moses found shelter in God's breath and was
swept away into eternity." Nobody knows his
Moses was the most solitary and most powerful
hero in Biblical history. Among comparisons
made by historians, one of the most interesting is
with Muhammad because of the many roles both
undertook. Moses had an immense task, and he
changed thecourse of history after him,
nothing was ever the same again. He has been
immortalized repeatedly in theology, literature,
poetry, painting and sculpture.
As we sit around the Seder table, retelling the
story of the Exodus, we can only be awed at this
man and his achievements. He was a man both of
faith and of action. He had a passion for social
jutice and national freedom. He knew both
triumphs and bitter disappointments. He was a
poet and figted strategist with a complex person-
ality. No one ever accomplished so much. The
Law bears his name and Moshe Rabbenu our
Master Moses remains the only man ever to
see God face-to-face.
/ 1~V
wishes you and
your family a
joyous Passover
May the spring festival of
Passover bring you an abundance
of peace and happiness.
Merchant Marine Strike
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israeli
merchant marine officers and
harbor pilots ended their one-day
strike which shut down Israeli
ports and idled Israeli merchant
ships at overseas ports.
The strikers and the port
authorities agreed to a Labor
Court proposal for the mediation
of grievances by the Director
1 General of the Finance Ministry
and the head of Histadrut's
Trades Union Department.
The strike called by the marine
officers union was not over wages
but for government action in
support of the country's mer-
chant fleet which is, in large part,
government-owned. The officers
are demanding an effective
national maritime policy.
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eir Center
302 South Jupiter, Clearwater, Florida 33515 813-461 0222
A thanks to Sharon Evans,
portrait painter and art teacher,
for her contribution of a
magnificent portrait of Golda
Meir which stands in the lobby of
the Golda Meir Center. This por-
trait is among the results of 25
years of schooling and studying
with various teachers, in and out
of the United States. Since 1976
Sharon has received more than 60
awards in painting. Her most
recent award was "Best of Show"
at the Pinellas County Fair, 1983.
The Carrano Family Workshop
of Safety Harbor, via Dr. Owen
Linder, donated the hand-made
easel upon which the Golda Meir
portrait rests. Everyone in the
extended family of the Golda
Meir Center appreciate these
Books make a difference! But,
according to Malcolm Jones, the
Book Editor of the St. Peters-
burg Times, "We are spoiled
when it comes to books in this
country, we take them for
granted."' He went on to say in
his column of Sunday, April 8,
that we are numb to the privilege
of having free libraries easily
available. We often lose sight of
the importance of books.
Don't be one of those people
who has totally forsaken books
for other activities like TV,
movies, table games, or hand-
work. Try to strike a happy
balance leave room for books
in your daily schedule.
The Golda Meir Library will
help you find this happy medium.
There is a very large selection of
fiction and non-fiction books
available. Take advantage of this
free opportunity. Come in and
find out that books do make a
Thank you to Mr. and Mrs.
Sun Freifeki, a Golda Meir
Center new founder, and Mr. and
Mrs. Alan Bomstein for a major
The Golda Meir Center wel-
comes Marcie's new secretary,
Frances Brancato. Frances will
be working Monday-Friday from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Prayerbook Hebrew Class
will continue during the summer
months on Tuesday afternoons.
Beginners are welcome. Call
Marcie at 461-0222 for further
Miriam and Morris Weisbord
extend their sincere thanks to all
the people from the Golda Meir
Center who showed their concern
during Morris' surgery and
convalescence with cards anrl
A film depicting the contribu-
tion of the Weizman Institute to
modern society is available to all
groups through the Golda Meir
Library. If you or your group is
interested in viewing this 16 mm
production, please come to the li-
brary and check it out.
For All Occasions
The Charles and Isadora Rut-
enberg Family Foundation and
the Friendship Club will co-
sponsor an Israeli Independence
Day Celebration at 1 p.m. on
Monday, May 7. The movie
"Topol" will be shown. The Con-
versational Hebrew Class will
present a special Hebrew reading
in commemoration of Yam
Ha'atsmaut. Further information
will be forthcoming in this paper.
Israeli Jets Bomb
Terrorist Base
TEL AVIV Israel Air Force
jets bombed a Palestinian
terrorist base in Lebanon. A
military spokesman said the
target was a building in
Bhamdoun on the Beirut-
Damascus highway which served
as a base for the Democratic
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The DFLP, headquartered in
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headed by Nayef Hawatmeh. The
military spokesman said the
Israeli pilots reported direct hits
on the target, and all planes
returened safely to their bases.
But according to reports from
Beirut, reporters who said they
were taken to view the target
after the bombing, the building, a
former hotel, no longer houses
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they were told that it is used as a
weapons store by a pro-Syrian
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iver Transplant
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Friday, April 20,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 9
.iaya Cohen, the 19-
jionth-old Israeli baby in
he United States for a liver
Jansplant, has been ap-
froved for the operation by
medical staff of the
University of Minnesota
Jospital in Minneapolis,
Iccording to Rabbi Chaim
.elikovitz of Long Beach,
[.I., who has been instru-
mental in setting up the
Baby Chaya Fund to defray
the cost of the operation,
hospitalization and related
Zelikovitz, who spoke with the
baby s father in Minnesota, told
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
that the parents, Israel and Nurit
Cohen of Netanya, have been
provided with a beeper by the
hospital to notify them when a
donor liver becomes available.
The operation must be performed
3 matzos
2 eggs
1 can tomato-mushroom sauce
8 oz. cottage cheese
8 oz. American cheese
salt and pepper to taste
| Pour boiling water over matzo. Drain, carefully. Beat eggs, salt and
epper. pour over matzo. In a large casserole, alternate layers of
lato-mushroom sauce, matzo, cottage cheese, American cheese, in
}is order. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
1 lb. ground beef
2 Tbs. water
2 Tbs. matzoh meal
1 Tbs. grated onion
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. salt
1-8 tsp. white pepper
6 Idaho potatoes
1 tsp. salt
'2 tsp. white pepper
14 cup oil
1 to 2 Tbs. hot water
In a bowl, combine the ground beef with the water, matzoh meal,
rrated onion, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well. Peel the potatoes and
warn them from end to end with an apple corer. Stuff the holes of the
potatoes with portions of the ground meat mixture. Mix the salt and
pepper with the oil and brush this on the potatoes: sprinkle the filled
potatoes with paprika. Arrange the potatoes in a shallow baking pan.
Jake for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 360 degrees. Baste the potatoes
everal times with the pan drippings or with the oil and 1 to 2 Tbs. of
at water. Serves 6.
2 eggs
2' glasses Matzo Farfel
1 lb. honey
12 cup sugar
1 lb. waluts, chopped
1 tsp. lemon juice
12 tsp. ginger confectioners sugar
Beat eggs, add farfel, mix well and let stand. Bring honey and sugar
i a slow boil, add nuts, farfel and remaining ingredients. Mix well and
>k over small light until thick.
Wet a wooden board with cold water. Bour mixture onto board and
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within 24 hours of the demise of
the donor.
ACCORDING to Zelikovitz,
the operation was approved after
almost a week of testing by
doctors, who indicated tha the
baby's cancer had not spread
beyond the liver, a crucial factor
in performing a transplant.
Zelikovitz said hospital doctors
were impressed by the baby's
condition, given the circum-
stances, her father reported.
Chaya was diagnosed as having
liver cancer last September by
Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
The baby's parents told Zelik-
ovitz that the chemotherapy
which Chaya received for almost
three months immobilized her
and also resulted in pneumonia.
A medical report from Hadassah
Hospital stated that the baby's
liver cancer was resistant to
chemotherapy and raised the
option of a liver transplant as a
possible means of curing her.
ZELIKOVITZ, who housed
and cared for the family before
i hey flew to Minneapolis last
week, said that Chaya was alert
and responsive and "crawling all
over the place, full of life." Her
development, however, had been
stunted by the chemotherapy,
said Zelikovitz, and whereas a
healt hy baby of 19 months would
be walking and talking, Chaya
had not been able to attain that
level of development.
The baby has been in the hos-
pital off and on since last
Wednesday. The parents, who
have been alternating sleeping at
the hospital, are being housed
and cared for by Chabad House
in St. Paul. Zelikovitz said
Chabad has been providing the
family with their needs, including
transportation back and torth to
the hospital.
Israel Cohen is a teller with
Israel Discount Bank, which pro-
vides a contingency fund for
emergencies. Zelikovitz reported
that the bank's fund had pro-
vided the family with $15,000.
and that the bank's employees
throughout Israel donated an
additional $10,000. In addition,
Israel's father works for the City
of Netanya, whose municipal em-
ployees also contributed an un-
disclosed sum. Zelikovitz said the
wife of Netanya Mayor David
Alroee heads the committee
which raised the money. The
entire sum donated to date in
Israel is $50,000.
ZELIKOVITZ reported that a
generous response, prompted by
Mar. 26 by the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency, has brought in
an additional $400,000. He said
the donations, and "beautiful
letters." have been pouring in
from all over metropolitan New
York area, upstate New York.
New Jersey. Pennsylvania and
Donations of all sizes have
been received, according to
Zelikovitz. emphasizing the
responses from people who have
sent in what they referred to as
their "last $5." The hospital re-
quires a guarantee of $175,000.
Zelikovitz and his wife Yetta
became involved in the case be-
cause Yetta Zelikovitz's brother,
Rabbi Isrel Meyer Wise of Jeru-
salem, who works with the sick in
Israel and arranges for hospital-
ization outside the country when
needed, arranged for Chaya's trip
to the U.S. and her admission to
the hospital in Minneapolis.
- Rabbi Zelikovitz is affiliated with
the Mesizta Yeshiva of Long
Beach. He said that those who
wish to help should contact the
Baby Chaya Fund, 31 East Penn
Street, Ix>ng Beach, New York
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Hellman, coordinator of Timna development (next to Dr. Cohen), and
David Nachmias, in charge of JNF activity in southern Israel (directly
behind Mrs. Jacobson). The development of Timna Valley as a major
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Congregations /Organizations Events
The public is cordially invited
to a seJee and servicea auction
Saturday. April 28. 6:30 p.m.. at
Temple Ahavat Shalom. From
6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. delicious
appetisers and special delicacies
will be served. Auction items
may be previewed at this time.
At 8 p.rr.. the auction wil begin
Don't miaa this evening of fan
and great bargains sponsored by
the Sisterhood of Temple Ahavat
Shalom 12 donation.
St. Petersburg
Sisterhood. The Sisterhood
Book Review will be held Thurs-
day, April 26, at the home of
Judy Eichenbaum. Reva Pearl-
stein will review Kushner's When
Bad Thingt Happen to Good
People. The next general meeting
of Sisterhood will be held on
Tuesday. May 1 at 12:30, in the
Syngogue Fellowship Hall.
Congregation B'nai Israel is
pleased and proud to announce
the following activities which are
in celebration of Israel's 36th
Friday, May 4. "Daven at the
Hotel" Shabbat service begin-
ning at 8p.m.
Saturday, May 5. "Daven at
the Hotel" Shabbat service
begins at 9 a.m., to be followed
by Kiddush and "Israeli" style
buffet breakfast.
Sunday, May 6.
"CELEBRATION 36" Concert
by Bob and Annetta in celebra-
tion of Israel Independence Day
her 36th birthday. Ticket infor-
mation can be obtained by calling
the syngogue office at 381-4900.
Clearw ater
The Sisterhood of Temple B'nai
Israel, 1685 S.Belcher Kd Clear-
water will bold its annual Sprinig
Dinner Dane*on Saturday, April
28 at 7.30 at-the Temple. The
gala event *rjfl be catered by the
Wine Cellarr-No. 1 in the St. Pe-
tersburg Times Restaurant Poll,
and music wul be provided by the
Ray Johnson Group, prominent
recording artists in the Tampa
Bay Area.
The public is invited to join us
for the festivities and celebrate
with us. For reservations call
Mrs. Pat Bild at 784-0102
Junior Youth Group will be
participating in a shabbat service
and shul-in on April 20. A variety
of activities including music and
a film are planned.
The annual congregation meet-
ing will take place on Sunday
evening April 22 at 8 p.m. at the
temple. Congregant* will be
electing members of the Board of
Trustees. Many important issues
pertaining to the temple will be
discussed as well as the accom-
plishments and changes of the
past year.
On Sale Now at the Judaica
Shop, lovely marble and bronze
sculptures by Gary Rosenthal.
The sculptures depict the Bar-
Bat Mitzvah celebrants, the
lighting of the Sabbath candles, a
visit to the Wailing Wall, and a
Wedding. The shop is open
Tuesday and Sunday mornings
and Friday night before and after
St. Pete
The St. Petersburg Section of
the National Council of Jewish
Women will hold their regular
meeting on Wednesday. April 25,
12 noon at the Jewish Commu-
nity Center. 8167 Elbow Lane
North, St. Petersburg. The
National Council Board will meet
at 10 a.m. prior to the regular
meeting and all Board members
are requested to attend this
It is suggested that members
and guests bring a Brown Bag
lunch and dessert will be served.
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If it has anything to do
with getting the most
out of life,
Look To The Sun.
Abe Ader Poet 246
At the April 1 Gulf Coast
County Council meeting. Abe
Ader Post 246 Past Commander
(two years) Harry Weiss, was
unanimously elected to the
coveted position of Gulf Coast
County Council Commander
Mrs. Irene Rudick of Hernando
County Poet 582 was elected to
the office of Gulf Coast County
Council Auxiliary President.
April 6. several members of
Abe Ader Post 246 attended
Naturalization ceremonies of 120
people who became citizens of the
United States. The program took
place at MacDill Officers Club.
The JWVA gave out identifica-
tion cards to each new citizen.
April 16. the Passover program
was carried out at Bay Pines.
Services, and packages were
given to the residents at the
Also April 16. at the Golda
Meir Center Seder. County
Council Commander Harry
Weiss. Post 246 Commander
Harold Salkey. Post 246 Senior
Vice-Commander Benjamin
Wisotzky, Helene Lesser. Marie
Salkey and Ethel Wisotzky.
enjoyed the evenings festivities
and celebration of the holiday.
April 29. Sunday 3 p.m. We
will hold installation of officers at
the JCC. 8167 Elbow Lane. St.
Petersburg. Donation $5 per
person. For reservations and in-
formation for this dinner, dance
and installation, please contact
Harold Salkey 5464430. Estelle
Siebert 381-3362, Bessie Grus-
mark 343-7338 or Ben Wisotzky
867-0740. Everyone is invited to
join this important event.
May 2, Wednesday Bay
Pines Carnival for the patients
and residents. We can use some
more volunteers. For information
call Jack Avery 391-4416. -
Paul Surenky Post 409
April 22 Regular monthly
visit of the Post and Auxiliary to
the veterans at Bay Pines
Hospital for games, refresh-
ments, etc. Please contact Com-
mander Paul Hochberg 796-0950.
April 29 Gala installation
dinner and dance at the Adams
Mark. Caribbean Gulf Resort on
Clearwater Beach. For further
information and reservations,
please call Paul or Roz Hochberg
796-0950. The public is invited.
May 2. 3, 4 "Canning Day."
Please contact Gladys Fishman
443-3825 or Fran Ehrenpreis 736
5102 for whatever time and place
you can devote to this project. As
you know, this is the "big" one
for our Auxiliary, so please give
us all the help you can.
May 7 Auxiliary board
meeting to be held at the home of
Rose Harrison. 1725 Hitching
Post Lane Dunedin 734-3544 at
May 8 Regular meeting of
the Post and Auxiliary at the
Golda Meir (enter 302 S.
.Jupiter St.. Clearwater at 7:30
p.n Good luck Commander
Maury Mlumenthal and President
Fran Ehrenpreis in your adminis-
May 20 Gulf Coast County
Council Mini Convention to be
held at Merlyns U.S. 19-('lear-
watcr. Luncheon will lie serVed.
Donation 59. All those who wish
to attend, please contact Fran
Suncoast Chapter i
Save the date! Installation of
officers is scheduled Monday.
May 14, at 1 p.m. at the Muena
Vista Club House on Park Blvd.
at 121st lone mile east of Spoto's
Restaurant in Seminole). Install-
ing Officer will be Katharine
Packer, incoming President of
i in Florida Region of Brandeis. A
delightful program is planned,
entUUed, "Women and Letters, '
Guided tour of the Dali
Museum is scheduled Thursday,
April 26. 1:30 p.m.. 1000 Third
Street S.. St. Petersburg. Please
plan to arrive at least 30 minutes
early to insure group admission
price of SI. Please call Helaine
Rosenfeld. 585-6317 or Eleanor
Adler. 796-8313 for reservatoos.
This tour is co-sponsored by
leaders of Study Groups. "Un-
derstanding Modern Art" and
"Art on Wheels."
Singles Shabbat Service. The
Pinelks County Board of Rabbis
with the cooperation of the syna-
gogues of Pinellas County, invite
the Jewish Singles of the Tampa
Bay area to Friday evening serv-
ices. May 4. at 8 p.m. Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel. 301 -59th Street
North. St. Petersburg will be
boating this month's Singles
Shabbat Service, which wul be
held in conjunction with the
annual "Daven at the Kotej m
honor of Israel's Independence
Special Invite tic*: The 3rd
Annual Workmen's Circle Insti-
tute for Yiddish Culture will be
held May 4-6 at the Bahia Mar
Hotel in Feet Lauderdale. For an
educational, entertaining ar.d
thoroughly enjoyable week-end.
plan to attend. $97.50 per person.
double occupancy includes every-
thing! Call Lillian at 577-3106 for
more informatio*.
$2,500 Reward Offered For
Info About Bronx Vandals
A reward totaling about
$2,500 is being offered for
information leading to the
arrest and conviction of
vandals responsible for the
anti-Semitic graffiti and
swastikas daubing on 51
doors of apartments in one
of the buildings of Co-Op
City, the massive coop-
erative in The Bronx.
Police are continuing their
investigation into the incident in
which all the apartments daubed
had mezuzahs on their doors. The
heavily Jewish populated coop-
erative, which is described as the
world's largest housing develop-
ment, has 35 high rise buildings
with a total of some 15.000apart-
eral manager of the cooperative.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore S.
Newman of Tampa have an-
nounced the engagement of their
daughter Elissa Newman
Jacobson, to Richard N. Polsky.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Polsky
of St. Petersburg.
A fall wedding is planned.
said that the River Bay Corpora-
tion, the managing agent of the
complex, has announced a reward
of $1.000 for information leading
to the apprehension of the
vandals. He told the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency that an addi-
tional $500 has been contributed
to the reward fund from various
The Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith denounced the
anti-Semitic graffiti, saying such
incidents "have no place in
American society." Nathan
Nagler. chairman of the ADL's
New York Regional Board, said:
"The perpetrators must be
apprehended and dealt with
harshly. We call on community
and religious leaders to denounce
these incidents and make clear to
the perpetrators that citizens of
Sew York will not tolerate such
April 27
May 4
May 11
May 18
May 25
6:45 p.m.
6:49 p.m.
6:53 p.m.
6:57 p.m.
7:01 p.m.
Religious Directory
400 S Pasadena Ave St. Petersburg 33707 Rabbi David
Susskind Rabbi Ira S. Youdovin Friday Evening Sabbath
Services 8 p.m., Saturday Morning Sabbath Service 10 a.m.
Bar Bat Mitzvah Service 1 1 a.m. Tel 347-6136.
Congregation BtTH SH0L0M Conservative
1844 54 St.. S.. St. Petersburg 33707 Rabbi Sidney Rackoff
Sabbath Services Friday evening at 8 p. m.; Saturday, 9 a.m
Tel. 321-3380
Congregation B'NAI ISRAEL Conservative
301 59 St., N., St. Petersburg 33710 Robbi Jacob Luski Cantor
Irving Zummer Sabbath Service: Friday evening 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m., Monday-Friday 8 a.m.; and
evening Minyan Tel 381-4900, 381-4901.
Congregation BtTH CHAI Conservative
8400 125 St. N., Seminole 33542 Rabbi Sherman P. Kirshner
Sabbath Services: Friday evenings 8 p m,, Saturday, 9:30 a. m.
Tel. 393-5525.
Congregation BETH SHALOM Conservative
1325 S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater ,3351.6 Rabb. Kenneth
Bromberg Sabbath Services: Friday evening 8 p.m., Saturday 9
a.m.; Sunday morning Minyan 9 a.m. 531 -1418.
1685 S. Belcher'Rd., Clearwater 33516 Rabbi Arthur Baseman
Sabbath Services: Friday evening at 8p.m. Saturday 10 30 a.m.
Tel. 531-5829.
P O: Box I 176, Dunedin 33528 1575 Curlew Rd., Palm Harbor
Rabbi Jan Bresky Sabbath Services: Friday evening 8
P m Tel 785 88
>4/0 Nursery Rd., Clearwater Service 1st Friday of every
month, 6 p.m. Tel 596 4731 or 797-3224

Friday, April 20,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 11
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
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The Jewish Community Center
g proud to be a part of the
I National Library Services for the
Blind and Physically Handi-
capped a program sonsored by
the Library of Congress.
We have various cassette tapes
and records for use by any in-
terested persons. At the present
time we have over 50 titles in our
library and others can be ordered
on a personal basis.
IDF Publishes Grim List
Of 585 Killed, 3,400 Wounded
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Israel Defense Force
Ipublished a grim list of civilian and military casualties
[suffered by Israelis at home and abroad and by visitors to
[Israel over the last 19 years, primarily due to acts of
In addition, 585 soldiers were killed and about 3,400
[were wounded during the war in Lebanon.
-, ACCORDING TO the IDF list, made public today,
1730 Israelis and visitors have been killed and 3,905
[wounded by terrorists since the Palestine Liberation
Organization began its operations against Israel in 1965.
Of that number, 719 Israelis soldiers and civilians
I were killed along the border and in terrorist assaults
abroad. An additional 3,753 were wounded between 1965
I and the start of the war in Lebanon on June 5,1982.
Since the war began in Lebanon, up to and including
[last week's terrorist attack in downtown Jerusalem, 11
Israelis were killed and 152 wounded as a result of
terrorist attacks in Israel and on the West Bank and Gaza
I Strip.
Reagan Maintains His Peace
Plan Still Only Act in Town
(JTA) President Reagan
lintained that he still is
tommitted to his Septem-
3er 1, 1982 Middle East
?eace initiative as the best
vay to bring about Arab-
Israeli negotiations, and
that he believes King Hus-
feein of Jordan will even-
pally join this process.
believe that King Hussein
Ml feels and believes that he
Would have to be an important
[>art. being the next door neigh-
bor tn Israel, in bringing about
ch negotiations.-' Reagan said
a response to questions at a
nationally televised press confer-
"Oce from the East Room of the
ivTHie House.
directly refer to Hussein's rejec-
tion of negotiations with Israel
past month, coupled with his
urge that the U.S. cannot be a
eacemaker in the Middle East
cause it is seen as an ally of
But most of his remarks
pnied to be directed at this
Reagan stressed that
Administration's policy in
Middle East was an effort
continue the Camp
process, to persuade
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nations to do what Egypt did in
making" peace with Israel. The
President noted that that Arab
nations have "never retreated
from their position that Israel
does not have the right to exist as
a nation."
He said the U.S. is "trying to
persuade them that we can be
even-landed, and that we are not
t rying to dictate any peace of any
kind; that we simply want to be
helpful if we can. an intermediary
in bringing about a negotiation
that will erase the issues and the
problems that have kept them
apart so that they can settle back
and live in peace together. We are
going to continue to try to do
that," the President said.
Bonn Asks
Soviets To
Release Hess
BONN (JTA1 West Ger-
many appealed last Wednesday
to the Soviet Union to allow
Hitler's former deputy, Rudolf
Hess, to be relased from Spandau
jail where he has spent the last 38
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We invite all interested per-
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The Jewish Community Center
announces a new program
especially designed for teens this
summer the JCC Teens on
Wheels program.
This program is a summer
travel camp designed for teens
aged 15-17. They will travel
extensively with their own van to
many exciting locations through-
out the South including New
Orleans, Atlanta, Savannah,
Nashville and Williamsburg,
Virignia to name a few.
Session I dates are June 25
through July 13. Session II dates
are July 23 through August 10.
For more information please
contact Sherry Armstrong at the
JCC hurry, registration
deadline is April 15.
JCC Announces New Aquatic
The JCC is pleased to an-
nounce the formation of a new
aquatic exercise class to be held
at the center on Tuesday and
Thursday mornings from 10:45
until 11:15 beginning May 1.
Instructor will be Ms. Noa
Spector, certified therapist.
Our aquatic exercise program
offers a highly organized cardio-
vascular program with pre-
determined stations located pool-
side, guiding people of all ages,
whether swimmer or non-
swimmer, through fun in water
exercise to a better, healthier life.
Some of the benefits of this
program include improved
flexibility, strength and cir-
culatory endurance. These
exercises are much easier to
perform in the water because of
the lessening of gravitational
All interested persons are
invited to contact Sherry at the
JCC for more information and to
sign up for this new program.
WANTED Counselors for
Camp Kadima
As we gear up for Camp
Kadima this summer our main
objective is to hire experienced,
well-rounded and- exceptional
We are now in the process of
hiring our staff for the summer.
Qualifications include: at least 16
years of age. excellent health, and
a solid background in dealing
with children.
Interested individuals should
contact Sue Ann Johnston, Camp
Coordinator at the JCC (344-
59791 to set up an interview.
Come on and join the fun that
Camp Kadima will offer for the
As we come to the end of
another month, I'm happy to say
that the playgroup children at
the Jewish Community Center
are busy as usual. We have begun
to plant our own flowers after we
decorated our tin can vases. We
are also going to make paper
weights and pine cone bird seed
feeders. Mothers should be very
pleased come Mother's Day. We
will also learn about Passover
and sample some matzoh bread
for snack. The children will also
enjoy rolling walnuts to see
whose walnut can hit the other
We would like to remind all
Playgroup parents that
Playgroup will be in recess from
Monday, April 16, through
Tuesday, April 24. Have a nice
We are also taking pre-
registration for Fall Playgroup
1984 which begins on Sept. 10.
Your child must be 2 years old,
on or before September 30, 1984,
and must sign-up for a minimum
of 2 days per week. There is a $15
registration fee for members and
a $25 registration fee for non-
members. For more information
call Diane at the JCC, at 344-
Senior Friendship Club News
New officers for the coming
year include:
President: Mrs. Florence H.
Ganz: First Vice President: Mr.
Hyman Lackey: Second Vice
President: Mrs. Marjorie Hare;
Treasurer: Mr. Hugh Leeb;
Social Secretary: Mrs. Pauline
Silverman; Recording-Corres-
ponding Secretary: Mrs. Bessie
Grusmark; Financial Secretary:
Mrs. Carolyn Stone; Assistant
Financial Secretary: Mrs. Molly
For man; Delegates at Large:
Mrs. Ruth Cohen, Mr. Jerry
Paul, Mr. Herman Morse.
Dr. Joel Shrager served as
Installing Officer during the
Installation Ceremony. New
officers and committee chairman
will meet together at a luncheon
scheduled for May 1, to discuss
plans and prepare the programs
for the coming year. Our best
wishes to these new officers for a
productive and happy year.
Upcoming Activities:
Thrusday, April 26 Join us
for our monthly birthday-
anniversary party.
Look Whos's Coming to Camp
The Newest Enrolees
Jonathan Zimmerman
Abby Zimmerman
Jonathan Daniels
Robert Colin
Dina Popick
Mike Gotsis
Michele Gotsis
Mandy Hosford
Brian Bokor
Joseph Hovermale
Vincent Hovermale
Bill Touchton
Aaron Medlin
Steven Rosenblum
Joshua Rosayn
Sharon Ellis
Jon Baldwin
Heather Zimbler
Jon Sjostedt
Gabrielle Doyle
Christine Brown
Jermaine Brown
Michael Harrell
Kelly Reichle
Karla Reichle
Jason Cate
Preston Jones
Elliott H*rsch
Andrea Hersch
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Jerusalem Police Arrest
Four Religious
Youths for Attacks
Jerusalem police have
announced the arrests of
four ultra-religious Israeli
youths who they say are re-
sponsible for the series of
bomb and grenade attacks
on Christian and Moslem
religious sites in Jerusalem
and on the West Bank in
recent months.
The accused were identified as
the brothers, Avi and Ami Darei;
their cousin, David Darei; and
Uri Ben-Ayun. According to the
police, they comprise the group
calling itself "Terror Against
Terror" (TNT), which has
claimed responsibility for most of
the attacks. Ben-Ayun was
described as the leader.
missioner Rahamim Comfort
insisted that the four had acted
alone and were in no way con-
nected with any political or other
groups. He specifically ruled out
any link between the "TNT" and
four Orthodox Jews, recent
immigrants from the U.S., who
were arrested two weeks ago for
the ambush attack on a bus
carrying Arab day workers from
the West Bank to their jobs in
There also is no connection
between them and another group
of ultra-religious Jews awaiting
trial for an attempt to blow up
the El Aksa Mosque on the
Temple Mount, Comfort said.
The fact that the four youths had
no outside connections made it all
the more difficult i track them
down, the police c. missioner
The Army Radio i scribed
them as "hozrim beteshu-V'
religious penitents '>ose
beliefs prompted them to a. ick
non-Jewish religious sites 'd
institutions. According to the
Army Radio, they took drugs to
enhance their religious expe-
ALL ARE residents of Ein
Karem, a western suburb of Jeru-
salem, where booby-trapped hand
grenades had been found at
several churches and
monasteries. Churches and
mosques in other parts of the city
and on the West Bank were also
attacked. In one incident, a monk
was shot.
The police said the accused
have admitted to 12 attacks
during the last quarter of 1983
and reenacted nine of them in the
presence of police interrogators
over the weekend.
Their arrest was credited to a
special detective squad set up
last December by Deputy Capt.
Shimon Tal. They were caught
when they disclosed their ac-
tivities to an undercover police
agent who had gained their
confidence by selling them drugs.
According to Comfort, the
latest arrests and the arrests of
other religious zealots account for
most of the terrorist acts against
non-Jews in Jerusalem and its
environs in recent months. Only
one similar crime remains un-
solved the arson that
destroyed a Baptist church in the
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