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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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________St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, May 4, 1984
Price 35 Cents
Paul Le vine
tion of MetroWest.
He has held many posts in
professional organizations. He is
now currently a member of the
Association of Jewish Communal
Organization Professionals.
Paul is originally from
Brooklyn, New York and was
graduated from the University of
Cincinnati with a degree in
Business Administration. He is
married to Arlene Perlstein
Levine and they have six
Mr. Levine will be the guest
speaker at the Combined Annual
[Ahead' for Israel, Shamir Predicts
'Thousands of Years of Terrorism
TEL AVIV (UJA) Israel may have to face
["thousands of years" of terrorism, according to Premier
Yitzhak Shamir who made this bleak assessment in a
'assover interview with Maariu.
But he added that terrorist attacks were not a serious
[actor affecting Israel's life and development within the
present reality of the country.
HE SAID THAT following the destruction of the
Brrorist infrastructure in Lebanon, the capability of the
alestine Liberation Organization to strike against Israel
i now severely restricted.
Shamir stated: "One must know how to fight
errorism just as one must know how to fight all the sorts
I crime from which we suffer. We may have thousands, or
|ven scores of thousands, of years of terrorism before us.
[ews must know how to live with the enemies and defend
temselves against them. Even when we have peace with
our Arab neighbors, I don't know if terrorism against
is will disappear from the world."
We Are One
Combined Annual Meeting
J.S. Labor Secretary Donovan (left) discusses U.S.-Israeli Free
Trade Zone Area with Israeli Prime Minister Shamir.
New Executive Director
At Federation
Mr. Paul Levine is the new
Executive Director of the Jewish
federation of Pinellas County.
nnounced Charlie Rutenberg,
|ederation President.
Mr. Levine has had a distin-
uished career in the Jewish
ommunal field for over 25 years.
He recently served as
Issistant Executive Director in
narge of Campaign for the
Inked Jewish Federation of
Jet ro West in New Jersey where
was responsible for setting
^w records in campaigning.
Prior to serving in that
Opacity, he was the Director of
Israel Bonds organization in
ke same area. In the four years
p served in that capacity he
ptablished a new level of bond
lies and was directly involved in
ke first one million dollar note
Md to a bank in the State of New
I Paul has been to Israel
lurteen times and has led
(issions to Israel for both labor
aders and corporate executives
suiting in million of dollars of
pnd sales to the non Jewish
ablic as well as establishing
siness relationships between
Imerican corporations and
^raeli manufactures.
Paul Levine began his career in
959 with the Israel Bond
rganization then became the
Issistant Director of the Federa-
t>n in Columbus, Ohio. From
here he went to the Federation in
letropolitan New Jersey, now
Tiled the United Jewish Federa-
Je wish Federation
Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service
Jewish Community Center
Jewish Day School
On Sunday, May 27, at 9 a.m.
in the Great Room, Ruth Eckerd
HaU, 1111 McMullen Booth
Road. Clearwater, the Jewish
community will come together for
a joint annual meeting and in-
stallation of officers. Orin Cohen
is chairman of the program.
Mr. Paul Levine. the new Ex-
ecutive Director of the Jewish
Federation, will be the guest
Annual reports will be present-
ed by Harry Green, President of
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service, Reva Pearlstein,
President of the Jewish Day
School, Charles Ehrlich,
President of the Jewish Commu-
nity Center, and Charles Ruten-
berg, President of the Jewish
Federation. The new officers and
Board of Directors of the
Agencies will be installed during
the morning program.
Reservations are now being ac-
cepted by the remittance of $6
per person. A buffet breakfast
will be served prior to the
Anyone who is a member of the
Federation in accordance with
the Federation Articles of Incor-
poration is eligible to vote.
"The Federation Articles of
Incorporation state:
Article VI Membership
Membership in the Federation
shall be open to any person who
has attained the age of 18 years
and who contributes and pays the
sum of $10 per year to the annual
Federation Campaign. Any con-
tribution by a husband or wife of
$20 or more for the fiscal year
during which such a contribution
shall be due and paid, shall
entitle each to individual voting
Invitations to the Annual
Meeting will be mailed shortly.
For more information, or res-
ervations, call Kim at the Feder-
ation office 446-1033.
Ghetto Fighters'Kibbutz
Monument to Hitler Survivors
Prominent on Israel's
coastal plain on the road
from Acre to Nahariya, the
Holocaust and Resistance
Museum serves as a monu-
ment to the suffering of
survivors of Hitler's
Europe, who came to
Galilee to build a better
future. It was established
simultaneously with Loh-
mei HaGetaot, the Ghetto
Fighters' Kibbutz, on
which it stands, on April
19, 1949, the sixth anni-
versary of the Warsaw
Ghetto uprising.
"The people who established
the Ghetto Fighters' Kibbutz had
two messages to convey," says
kibbutz member Gezi Kaplan.
"To ensure that the Jewish
resistance and the Holocaust
were not forgotten and to show
the world that people who
emerged from that hell could
develop a settlement and build a
THE MUSEUM, which is
visited by about a quarter of a
million people annually, has one
of the world'8 largest archives of
Holocaust materials. It includes
some 40,000 photographs, 240
films, many of which were taken
by the Nazis, and a 60,000
volume library. In addition, it
has published 140 books and has
made two full-length films about
-.he resistance and the flight from
Hitler's Europe.
Because of the expense of
maintaining and developing the
museum, it has been turned into
a national project. Half of the
responsibility still remains in the
hands of the kibbutz, and ten
members of Lohamei HaGetaot
still hold key staff posts. The
central' institution comme-
morating the Holocaust and
Jewish resistance is at Yad
Vashem in Jerusalem. That in the
southern kibbutz of Yad Mor-
dechai is named after Mordechai
Anielewitz, commander of the
Warsaw Ghetto-revolt.
The Lohamei HaGetaot
museum recently started an eight
volume series of testimony by 96
kibbutz members who went
Survivors of the Hitler Holocaust are shown, still in their
concentration camp uniforms, as they arrived in Israel in 1948.
through the Holocaust. "Much ot
the information in the series has
not even been related to their
children," says Kaplan. "Because
even though they put up the
museum many of the older
members preferred to concentrate
on the future, rather than *
dwelling on the past. Also, the
emphasis here was on the resist-
ance and not the horrors."
OF THE 270 members of the
kibbutz, more than half were
born after the Holocaust. Many
of them, like Kaplan, had no
connection with it. "I came
through my youth movement,
Dror, along with a group of other
Israeli youngsters, 16 years ago,"
he smiles. "We were all depressed
about the prospect both because
we wanted to go to a new kibbutz
and because of the name. We
thought that any place called
'Ghetto Fighters' had to be a
kibbutz where people lived in the
past and no one smiled. Instead,
we found a warm, friendly atmos-
phere, where people knew how to
Continued on Page &

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellaa County / Friday, May 4,1984
Independence Day Greetings
From Prime Minister Shamir
JCC News
This Yom Ha'atzmaut we
complete 36 years of the renewed
independence and sovereignty of
the Jewish people in our ancient
land, Eretz Israel.
As we look back on the long
and difficult road we had to
traverse in order to reach this
stage in our national life, we
recall that we paid for our State-
hood with precious young lives
the highest price possible. At this
moment of national celebration
' and rededication, we bow our
heads in grateful tribute to the
memory of our heroes the
fighters of the Haganah, Irgun
and Lee hi, and the members of all
units of our Defence Forces, who
gave their lives in order to
achieve our independence and
preserve it; in order to secure the
State and to protect our citizens.
We take pride in the great
accomplishments of these 36
years. At the beginning we were
only 600,000 Jews in Eretz Israel
now we are more than three-
and-a-half million, including
immigrants from all parts of the
globe who have educated, housed
and integrated into one nation.
The challenge of aliyah remains
uppermost in our national prior-
ities and our efforts to rescue
Jews from areas of danger
continue unabated. In recent
years the lives of tens of
thousands of our poorer families
have been transformed by
Project Renewal, which turned
out to be one of the most success-
ful urban renewal programmes in
the world. The democracy we
have established and maintained
is unique in our region and it will
again be expressed in the forth-
coming Knesset elections.
Our Defence Forces are the
pride of our people and our only
real guarantee of our safley.
existence and future. From the
start and so it will be in the
future we have never called on
anyone else to protect us, to
defend us, and to sacrifice for us.
This is the duty and the privilege
of successive generations of our
marvelous youth. Their readiness
to defend the State and develop
it, and to take the helm is the
greatest source of our faith in the
We have established and main-
tained close diplomatic relations
with many countries in the world
and have seen some movement in
the past year towards the
restoration of ties with us by
countries that had severed them
because of political pressures. Of
course, our most important rela-
tionship is with the United
States, the leader of the free
world, and I am happy to say
that those relations are now
better than at any previous time.
We have found that, in adit ion to
the values and principles we
share, we also have many
common perceptions, common
goals and common interests. This
is the cornerstone of our policy
and the basis for real peace,
security and stability in the
Middle East.
The nation is rightly proud of
the giant strides we have made in
f education, in medicine and in
science. Although we are facing
economic problems, our economy
is basically sound and we are
confident that we shall overcome
the present difficulties. We have
attained a high degree of techno-
logical capability and of indus-
trial development.
Israel is today one of the very
few countries in the world still
seeking to increase its population
by immigration Aliyah is our
mission. We have decided to
bring to this land as many of our
Jewish brethren as possible. This
is after all, the principal purpose
of our country.
In the course of the past year
we have created more Jewish
communities in Judea, Samaria
and the Gaza district and we
have strengthened existing ones.
Thirty thousands Jews who now
live in thsoe areas have, by their
very prsence, reaffirmed our right
to live in every part of Eretz
Israel. We firmly believe that this
will contribute to peace and
enhance the prospects coexist-
We have made great sacrifices
for the sake of peace and our
nation continues to yearn for it
and to strive for it. It is now
already five years since we
concluded the Peace Treaty with
Egypt, our most important
neighbour. There are aspects of
our relationship with Egypt
which we find worrisome and
disturbing. Yet, despite the
shortcomings and deficiencies, it
is an undeniable fact that since
the Peace Treaty was signed our
southern border has been calm
and secure. We have called on
Egypt to return to the spirit of
the Camp David Accords. We are
ready to resume contacts with
Egypt, to discuss all pending
issues and to revive the Peace
Process and autonomy talks.
In the north we are striving to
consolidate the important posi-
tive results of Operation Peace
for the Galilee, which has enabled
our people in the north of the land
to lead normal lives without fear
of attack and without the neces-
sity for the children, in parti-
cular, to spend night after night
in shelters. We have no dispute
with the people of Lebanon and
wish them well. We hope still to
see the emergence of a strong and
central government that will
recognize the mutual benefits
that could arise from normal rela-
tions with us. Now, however, it is
our obligation to make such
security arrangements as will
ensure that Lebanon will not
again be used as a base for attack
against our northern population.
It is my firm belief that Israel
can face the future with hope and
confidence providing we all make
the necessary efforts to overcome
the present difficult period which,
in the long experience of our
nation, must be seen as a passing
Israel today is stronger and
more entrenched in its land at
any time before. We have
achieved a degree of security
such as was not known pre-
Sometimes when we are caught
up in the problems of the day and
weighed down by the burdens
and anxieties we should pause
and reflect on the great
transformation that has taken
place in our own lifetimes.
From Jerusalem our eternal
Capital I send heartfelt greetings
for a happy Yom Ha'atzmaut
celebration to the whole House of
Chag Sam each!
Engagement Announced
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Green-
berg of St. Petersburg announce
the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Sharon, to Andrew Singer
Jacobs, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Jacobs of New Orleans.
Sharon, a graduate of Boca
Ceiga High School, is attending
University of Florida in Gains-
ville, and will be continuing her
education at Loyola University in
New Orleans where the
newlyweds will be residing.
Andrew is graduating from the
University of Florida this year
and will be working in real estate
in New Orleans.
Sharon's grandparents are Rae
and Victor Greenberg of St. Pe-
tersburg and Mrs. Sadie Nah-
mias of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Andrew's grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Singer and Mrs.
Elizabeth Jacobs.
The wedding will take place on
- Mbbl Hlllcl
Sharon Greenberg
June 24, 1964 in St. Petersburg,
Only 51 Jews
JTA The Soviet Jewry
Research Bureau of the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry
reported that only 51 Jews were
permitted to emigrate from the
Soviet Union in March. This is
the lowest monthly figure since
the movement began back in the
late 1960's. According to the
Bureau's chairman, Charlotte
Jacobson, "this is a shocking
development that must not go
unnoticed. Soviet authorities
may have taken a radical step
which will affect relations with
people in the West. Over the past
year and a half, the monthly
average has been about 100
Israeli Independence Day
Make plans now to attend the
community Israeli Independence
Day Celebration to be held at the
Jewish Community Center of Pi-
nellas County on Sunday, May 20
from 12 until 3.
Among the many guests of
honor will be Mayor Corinne
Freeman of St. Petersburg,
Congressman Michael Bilirakis
and County Commissioner
Gabriel Cazarres. We will have
lots of entertainment for the
entire family too. The choirs from
Congregation Beth Shalom, The
Jewish Day School and
Congregation B'nai Israel, St.
Petersburg will be performing
along with lessons in Israeli Folk
Dancing and an informative slide
show from the American Jewish
Congress about Israeli travel.
There will be many activities
for the children too. We will be
running a Maccabia with appro-
priate events from 1 until 2:30
and also featuring a display of art
from the Jewish Day School and
an Art and Poetry Contest.
Entries must be in by May 16, so
put your thinking cap on, kids,
and send in those entries. Prizes
will be awarded to all parti-
cipants in both events.
There will also be food and
information galore! Our sidewalk
cafe will feature kosher hot dogs,
drinks, fresh fruit, strudel and
homemade felafel and hamen-
tashen. Information booths will
be set up and manned by the
following organizations:
Hadassah, Jewish War Veterans,
B'Nai B'rith, National Council of
Jewish Women and others. We
will also have a large display of
Israeli and Jewish magazines,
newspapers and other publica-
tions for your use.
This is truly an evnt that you
won't want to miss. Lots of fun,
food, entertainment, music and
information. What more could
anyone ask for? Please make
plans to attend this celebration
for the entire community. If more
information is needed, or ques-
tions concerning transportation,
please contact Sherry Armstrong
at 344-5795.
Aquatic Exercise Program Reg-
A few openings are still avail-
able for the Aquatic Exercise
Program at the Jewish Commu-
nity Center.
Classes will begin on Tuesday,
May 1 and be held each Tuesday
and Thursday from 10:45 until
11:15. Babysitting is available
Fees for the classes are $20 for
JCC Members for the 10 classes
and $26 for Non-Members
Instructor is Ms. Noa Spector.
To sign up or for more detail.
please contact Sherry at 344.
Camp Kadima Accepting
Registrations Now
Camp Kadima registrations
are pouring in but there is still
time to include YOU in this
summer's fun.
Camp Kadima offers a day
camp for ages a quarter past two
thru 15. Among the activities
children participate in are: arts
and crafts, music, drama, sports,
swimming (instruction and free
swim), puppetry, field trips,
horseback riding, computers and
more! Included in the fees are a
hot Kosher lunch, snack, towels
and camp yearbook. Transports-'
tion is also available for both
mornings and afternoons.
Our Safari-Caravan Campers
(9-13) will be visiting two
exciting cities this summer for
one week each The World's
Fair in New Orleans and
Williamsburg, Virginia.
Hop on board now for the best
summer of your life! For more
information, please contact Deny
Glen at 344-5795.
Look Who's Coming to Camp
New Registrants
Marty Nickerson
Shelly Cole
Shireen Fa la si ri
Jeremy Yanz
Michael Fuertes
Lindsay Geffon
Amanda Horwitz
Sam Horwitz
David Rackoff
Debbie Rackoff
Cynthia Cohn
Michael Cohn
Laurie Rappaport
The After School Program at
the Jewish Community Center
has taken on a new supervisor.
Diane Witkowski, the former
Playgroup Director, has moved
into the position of Children's
Program Director.
During Passover week, the
children have been busy traveling
to the beach in the morning,
bowling and playing miniature
golf in the afternoons. They also
went to Seminole Park on
Thursday afternoon for good old
fun in the sun.
Poached Salmons and Salads
Our sensational smoked fish displays
Our fantastic pastries and fruit displays
You name it Well cater it.
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Friday, May 4,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
Holocaust Conference To Be Held May 6, At USF Tampa Campus
TAMPA A Christian
minister, internationally known
-for his crusade to diasiminate
facts about the Holocaust of Nazi
Germany in World War II and
(or his efforts to prevent a future
guch occurence, will be the
keynote speaker at a Holocaust
conference Sunday, May 6, at the
University of South Florida.
Dr. Franklin Littell, professor
of religion at Temple University
(Phila. Pa.), is an author and the
UJA Schedules National
Leadership Conference For
May 18-20 In Washington
Ambassador Meir Rosenne and
Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz will
address the United Jewish
Appeal's Annual National
Leadership Conference in Wash-
ington, D.C. May 18-20, UJA
National Chairman Robert E.
Loup announced.
The Conference, to take place
at the Sheraton Washington
Hotel, will feature intensive
discussion of the vital needs and
issues underlying the UJA
Campaign and public presenta-
tion of the 1985 Campaign Plan.
"Implementation of the 1985
Campaign Plan by communities
will be an important statement of
American Jewry's readiness to
meet its responsibilities at home
and worldwide," Loup stated.
The National Leadership Con-
ference will open with a joint
plenary at which the UJA and
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions will honor the American
Jewish Joint Distribution Com-
mittee on its 70th Anniversary.
Henry Taub, President of the
JDC, will present to the UJA and
CJF copies of a limited edition
replica of a Passover plate first
produced by Jews in the
Foehrenwald Displaced Persons
Camp in 1948. The JDC is a
major beneficiary ot funds raised
by UJA-Community Campaigns,
and serves the needs of Jews in
30 countries around the world.
"The JDC, Rosenne and
Borowitz presentations under-
score major areas of concern
addressed by UJA campaign-
ing." explained Sanford L.
Hollander of Morris-Sussex,
Jersey, a UJA National Vice
Chairman and Chairman of the
National Conference Planning
Committee. "These concerns are
Jewish security and well-being
around the world and the rela-
tionship between Israel and the
Jews of the Diaspora."
iV Rabbi Borowitz, Professor of
Education and Jewish Religious
Thought at Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institution of
Religion, will deliver the Louis A.
Pincus Memorial Lecture, an
honor the United Jewish Appeal
bestows on an outstanding
Jewish scholar each year.
Speaking on "A New Theology of
Israel and Diaspora," Borowitz
will examine Israel's centrality as
a rallying point for Jewish
consciousness. Previous Pincus
lecturers have included Elie
Wiesel, Abba Eban, Shimon
Peres, Dr. Yehuda Bauer and
Rabbi Yitzhak Greenberg.
Loup of Denver, Colo., 1984 UJA
National Chairman, who will
assume the position of Chairman
of the Board of Trustees. During
his tenure, which included the
period of Operation Peace for
Galilee and the Israel Special
Fund, Loup led the UJA to a
fundraising achievement of over
$600 million in 1983 and, in 1984,
to what will be the greatest
peacetime fundraising accom-
plishment in UJA history.
Also to be honored is Herschel
W. Blumberg of Washington,
D.C, outgoing Chairman of the
UJA Board of Trustees, who
served as UJA National
Chairman from 1980-82.
Blumberg, whose distinguished
service as a national leader began
in 1963, when he was a founding
member of the UJA Young
Leadership Cabinet, will deliver a
valedictory address on Friday
Harriet Sloane of New York
City will be recognized for her
gifted leadership of UJA
National Women's Division
during her term as Chairman in
1982-83, and outgoing UJA
National Vice Chairmen will be
commended for their records of
outstanding service. The Golda
Meir Award for Leadership will
be presented to Nita Levy of
Kansas City, Mo., Young
Women's Leadership Cabinet
Chairwoman for 1983, and to
Mickey Baron of Louisville, Ky.,
Chairwoman in 1984. The
Herbert H. Lehman Award will
go to Stephen M. Greenberg of
Metrowest, N.J., outgoing
Chairman of the Young Leader-
ship Cabinet.
Every year, the UJA
recognizes communities for out-
standing accomplishments in
fundraising, programming and
leadership development. This
year's winners of the Pinchas
Sapir Award will be Minneapolis,
Minn.; Nashville, Tenn., and
Honolulu, Hawaii. Cleveland and
Akron, Ohio, and Oklahoma City,
Ok la., will receive awards for
exceptional fundraising achieve-
ment for the Israel Special Fund
in 1983.
only Christian presidential
appointee to the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council. He will speak
on "The Holocaust: A Watershed
in History." The conference will
begin at 2 p.m. in the College of
Arts and Letters building (LET
103) on the USF campus. It is
open to the pubUc without cost.
Following Littell's theme
speech, panelists will discuss
areas of Holoaust history and its
implications for modern civiliza-
tion. Dr. Hans Juergensen, USF
humanities professor, will be the
Dr. Darrell Fasching, assistant
professor or religious studies at
USF, will speak on: "Are Faith
and Hope Possible after the
Dr. Gilbert Kushner, chairman
of the USF department of an-
colleges in the United States,
Canada, Japan and Israel.
He has taught at several semi-
naries and is a co-founder and
was first national chairman of the
Institute for American
Democracy, an organization
concerned with the threat of
extremism and terrorism.
In post-war Germany Litell
was for a time the chief
Protestant advisor to the U.S.
High Commissioner and while in
that country held several educa-
tional and religious offices. He
was named by Israeli appoint-
ment the only Christian member
of the International Council of
Yad Vashem, (a Memorial to the
Holocaust in Jerusalem).
In a recent article Littel said
"the Holocaust confronts
Western civilization and
representative governments with
a crisis, intellectual and political,
to which responses have been
almost totally inadequate."
Littell is credited with encour-
aging a generation of Christian
theologians to re-think the im-
portance of the Holocaust and
Christian anti-Semitism.
In 1980 Dr. Littell received the
Jabotinsky Medal from then
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Christian-Jewish understanding.
thropology, will view the
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pologist's perspective. Scott B.
Raskin, a former teacher, will
speak on: "Challenge and Fulfill-
ment," or "Why we must learn
from the past if we are to cope
with the future," he said.
Approximately 14 area
Christian and Jewish religious
and civic groups are sponsoring
the three hour conference.
The Holocaust has been
defined by some historians as a
period of time before and during
World War II in which the Nazi
party systematically sought to
eliminate Jews and other ethnic
and social groups by mass execu-
Estimates are that six million
Jews died. Another five million
non-Jews are believed to have
The stated purpose of the May
6 conference is to increase public
awareness of the facts of the
Holocaust to insure that similar
crimes against humanity do not
Littell, whose speech will
identify the Holocaust as a time
when a dividing line was drawn in
history between the "barbarism
of Nazi Germany and the future
of mankind," is a noted lecturer
who has spoken at more than 500
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PLO Chutzpah
The word, chutzpah, is now a duly
recognized word in any good dictionary of
American use of the English language. \
There are those who trade humorous stories
to demonstrate what at times seems the
unutterable extent of chutzpah.
Now comes what we believe to be the
most unbelievable (and unutterable) act of
chutzpah we have yet come across. Fur-
thermore, there is nothing funny about it.
We have in mind the hope of the
Palestine Liberation Organization to take
part in the summer Olympic Games in Los
Angeles. Before the PLO hope could get off
the ground, the president of the Los
Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee,
Peter Ueberoth, fortunately stifled it with
one commanding statement: there will be
no PLO team at the summer games.
Still, Rep. Mel Levine (D., Calif.)
thought enough of this act of chutzpah to
gather 53 legislators to sign a letter to the
International Olympic Committee saying
that IOC recognition of the PLO would be
"morally repugnant and inconsistent with
the International Olympic Committee's
Added the letter: "We think that
recognition of the PLO by the International
Olympic Committee would be unthinkable
in light of the massacre of Israeli athletes in
the 1972 Munich games by an affiliate of
the PLO."
The immediate response from Ueberoth
and the letter from the Congressmen are
welcome. Too many people have simply
forgotten Munich. Or else, they just don't
Besides, that is what chutzpah needs
the PLO or anybody else's. Chutzpah needs
a double-barrelled response. It understands
no other kind. |
And So GeNueneN...
fcft 1984, BUS HiJACKNSS
Donovan Raises Good Questions
Readers Write
Religious Club*
in Public Schools
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
The proposed Equal Access
Act (H.R. 5345) now before
Congress, if passed, would
require that religious clubs have
"equal access" to public school
facilities similar to that granted
to glee clubs. If a public school
district failed to implement such
a policy, upon the statue's
passage, it would be denied
federal funding.
The American Jewish
Congress opposes the Equal
Access Bill as an unwarranted
federal intrusion into local
control of education. We believe
that this Bill is unwise aa a
matter of educational policy, and,
above all, unconstitutional. Some
school districts in Florida have
adopted rules prohibiting reli-
gious clubs from meeting in
public schools.
A number of officials believe
that denying such clubs access to
their schools is a sound educa-
tional policy. It avoids religious
divisiveness; circumvents the
risk of proselytizing with the
appearance of official approval;
and prohibits the free access of
religious cults to impressionable
Some of these issues are rooted
in peculiar local conditions. The
Equal Access Act, however,
leaves no discretion to school
administrators. It would require
school officials, regardless of
local circumstance, to permit
such clubs to function, even
where school officials believe this
to be educationally harmful.
Proponents of "equal access"
argue that the legislation is
necessary to insure that religion
is treated with the same respect
as other student dubs. This
argumen fails to recognize that
categorizing religious activity as
another offering in a smor-
gasbord of sports, hobbies, and
discussion groups permitted
during non-instructional time
only serves to demean religion
and deny its rightful mystery and
sacramental nature.
We should urge our congress'
ment to reject this beguiling, but
ill-conceived, legislation.
Executive Director
American Jewish Congress
Southeast Region
LABOR Secretary Donovan,'
just back from a visit to Israel,
has made the most of his trip
with a barrage of self-congratula-
tory publicity fired from the
White House arsenal, which in
the end predictably showers at
leadt equal congratulation on the
Reagan Administration. Lost in
the barrage of his fine words is1
the true meaning of his obliga-
tory visits to a host of Israeli
"must see" sites, which suggests
that he may have found little true
meaning in any of them in the
first place.
But in one of these White
House wrap-ups, Donovan makes
reference to his being "impressed
by the spirit that prevails in their
(Israel's) country." And he says
that "This spirit stems from the
belief that the greatest promise of
our democratic nations (pre-
sumably, Israel and America) is
not comfort, but freedom."
"In America." says Donovan,
"we are releaming a lesson that
guided our ancestors that pre-
servation of freedom often brings
pain, and the rewards of
democracy can require sacrifice."
THESE ARE important words
for a number of reasons that are
central to Israel and America and
both their present-day realities.
One is that Donovan apparently
perceives our own nation, at
least, as being plagued by the
prevalent belief these days that
freedom is comfort and a guaran-
tee against the experience of
pain. |
The net result is that sacrifice
has become a concept that is
anathema to democracy. What
Donovan did not say in this
context, but it is clearly there in
his words in any case, is that
American civilization today is
anti-democratic in every sense. If
literally, democracy means "rule
of the people," then given
Donovan's frame of reference, the
American brand
Labor Secretary Donovan
bows head in silent prayer at
Western Wall in Jerusalem.
was still a possibility to appeal to
the American democratic spirit
to a people as a nation willing
to place, if necessary, the greater
national good above the selfish
individual interest. The Civil
War, on both sides of that
struggle, symbolizes this at its
I do not mean by this that the
Robber Barons could be called
upon to do so then any more than
their counterparts can be called
upon to do so today. Still, their
ravenous self-intereet could be
shackled by the Congress from
time to time in the form of the
Sherman Anti-Trust Act, or even
the later Clayton Act, and other
such legislation designed to tame
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short, a contradiction in demo- ?^ld J^_c^_uPn to "P6";
cratic terms.
Understood in this sense,
democracy prohibit discomfort,
pain and secrffice aa the
American way of life. Carried to
their popular limit, Donovan's
words mean that Americans
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practice a form of political, social
and economic hedonism tkit is
uniquely Epicurean in which, by
definition, pleasure not pain,
not sacrifice is the measure of
all of our actions.
DONOVAN 18 substantially
(correct in the sense that Ameri-
cans have surpassed in their
greed the worst of the hedonistic
materialists of the late 19th and
early 20th Centuries the
Robber Barons, for example, or
the crass vulgarity, say, of
Wiliam Randolph Hearst and his
San Simeon.
In that era, and before it, there
ence pain coming from acts of
self-sacrifice in the name of their
higher political and social ideals,
as for example, passing into law
and acquiescing in principle if not
yet entirely in deed to the
compulsions of the 13th, 14th,
and 15th Amendments.
But this capacity for self-sacri-
fice is far less characteristic of the
American reality today. Not only
do we fail to call our own Robber
Barons to account, but the lesser
of ua than these egotists use
them and their transgressions as
an excuse for the pursuit of our
own egotisms and the experienc-
ing of our own sins. And if we are
still hedonists, we are no longer
Epicurean hedonists; for
Epicurus taught us that pleasure
must be experienced in moder-
ation, since unrestrained pleasure I nuuked,
rapidly turns into pain.
But we are hardly restrained in
Iour search for pleasure today,
and the pains of American
materialism, while we ignore
them in our glut of material
things, is rapidly turning into a
political pain that is yet to call us
to account.
FURTHERMORE, the pain of
our excesses is clearly the very
opposite of the pain of self-sacri-
fice to which Donovan makes
reference in the public relations
memos about his trip to Israel.
For example, why do we turn
away from a commitment in
Central America? Is it that we
genuinely believe that non-inter-
vention is a higher American
ideal than communism is an
American threat? Or is it that in-
tervention would be painful and
demand sacrifice from us the dis-
comfort of which we are neither
prepared nor willing to bear?
All of these considerations are
implicit in Donovan's words
about his trip to Israel, and their
importance should be apparent to
those of us concerned about our
fate as a nation.
But a second reason for their
importance lies in their
hypocrisy. They come from a
member of a Reagan Administra
tion that calls for pain and sacri-
fice and discomfort only from
some of the American people
not from all of them. Further-
more, it is an Administration al-
most without peer in its failure to
pursue equity of pain and sacri-
fice and discomfort to be borne
by the Robber Barons of our own
terms, today's American
hedonistic materialism feeds
upon the sins of others as a
rationale for its own sins. In
failing to halt this cycle by
example, the Reagan Adminis-
tration and its spokesmen, many
of whom are Robber Baron-types
themselves, are in no position to
call for a return to the old
idealism aa Donovan does in his
memos without ringing false and
hollow tones.
One final fear: And that is that
the spirit that Donovan says he
saw prevailing in Israel is a good
political statement to have made
on nis return from that country
M the 1964 presidential elec-
tions move into higher gear here.
This apart, it is a ghost of the
past that Donovan really saw in
Isrsl For the thing that motivates
Americans moat these days, the
yearning for material comfort,
also motivates Israelis and,
indeed, may well be the cause of
their imminent bankruptcy. Add
to this a good dose of fear, which
Americans know nothing about
as yet, the fear of obliteration by
neighbor enemies, and there you
have the Israeli spirit in 1964 un-
which is about as far
removed from 1948 aa
periods and any two
moods can possibly be.
any two

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f Hitler Survivors
A report by the Israel Ministry
[{Industry and Commerce has
ejected that the people of Israel
My have 5,400 fewer engineers,
ihysicists and other natual
dentists than they need in the
eit decade, indicating a need
nerican Jews can help address.
The report said that demand in
lie electronics, computer, bio-
chnology and other industries
utpaced the 50 perecent increase
the number of graduates in
j fields in the 1970's.
| The Soviet Union's decision to
the gates of freedom to
oviet Jews has complicated the
oblem, blocking an important
burce of already-trained
mists for Israel.
| The report was issued as
el's universities continued to
from the nation's economic
sis. Haifa University's rector,
Iriel liapapport, announced
recently cnat at least 50 and
possibly 100 of his 350 academic
staff members would be laid off
by next October, to cut $2 million
from his current $26 million
University budgets have
already been reduced, and some
institutions nearly closed twice,
since the economic crisis surfaced
in October.
Some companies are so
concerned there may not be
enough scientists that they are
subsidizing faculty salaries,
forgoing a short-term
competitive hiring advantage to
narrow the gap. The companies
pool $100 for each professional
they now employ. This has
permitted Technion University in
Haifa, which graduates most of
Israel's enginers, to hire eleven
high-techonology experts.
Discussions are in progress to
extend the program.
' However, this does not help
current and potential university
They are confronted by high
and soaring tuition rates and
some wonder whether it makes
economic sense to obtain a higher
education in Israel at all.
Increasing numbers of
students are expected to turn for
help to the Jewish Agency, which
has a $65 million, bare-bones,
education budget and depends
for funds mainly on the United
Jewish Appeal-Community
American Jews have been
thrilled over the years by the
stunning scientific achievements
of the people of Israel. But funds
are needed now to make possible
tomorrow's triumphs. American
Jews can play a role by capacity-
giving to the UJA-Community
HaGetaot set out to prove that
Holocaust survivors could build a
new society, their kibbutz is
evidence if their acheivement. As
for their museum, it is both an
important educational instru-
ment and a symbol of the connec-
tion between the past, the
sons and daughters of the kib- 1 pre9ent md ^ ^^ m contem.
outz return there to live after porary Jewish life,
their army service. This is some-1
Continued from Page 1
enjoy themselves and how to
receive newcomers."
ONE POSSIBLE indicator of a
bond between parents and
children is that 60 percent of the
Jew Slate Of Officers Approved by Federation Board
what higher than the average for
Another possible result, ac-
j cording to Kaplan, is a sub-
conscious preoccupation with the
I Holocaust. "In the kibbutz, you
will hear jokes about the
Holocaust, which I see as an
attempt to reject or block out the
"At the same time, the
members seem to read an inord-
inate amount about Nazi Ger-
many ... I believe the name of
the kibbutz, the group that
founded it and the museum have
placed a certain responsibility on
the members to continue to
I research and educate the Israeli
' population about the Holocaust.
And the fact that the younger
members of the kibbutz approved
the publishing of the testimony
series on the Holocaust is an
indication that they will do so."
If the people of Lohamei
I At the March 28 Board of
ctors meeting, the nomin-
ng committee, consisting of
hu Berman, Murray Jacobs,
nley Newmark, Saul
hechter, and Rev a Kent,
-airmen, presented for approval
\e following nominees to serve
: Directors of the Board of the
wish Federation of Pinellas
bunty for a three-year term: Lea
krlis, Elihu Berman, Ben Bush,
fin Cohen, Jeanne Kalman,
va Kent, Jules Malkin, Elli
LA. Mills, Henry P. Morris,
leodore Kramer, Bernard
Inush, Loren Pollack, Louis
L>sen, and Jane Silverberg.
special Board of Directors
meeting was held on April 21 at
which time the following slate of
officers was presented and
approved: President, Charles
Rutenberg; First Vice President,
Stanley Newmark; Vice Pre-
sident, Theodore Kramer; Vice
President, Elihu Berman;
Treasurer, Sidney Werner;
Secretary, Orin Cohen. Elections
will take place at the Annual
Meeting May 27.
Reva Kent stated that the By-
laws of the Jewish Federation
were strictly adhered to. The By-
laws state, "The slate of directors
to be presented by the nomin-
ating committee to the general
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meet their social, medical, recrea-
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membership shall be made known
to the general membership at
least 15 days prior to the May
Annual Meeting. Additional
nominations for any director may
be made by the filing of a petition
containing the signatures of ten
members of the Federation,
which petition must be received
by the President or Executive
Director of the Federation at
least three days prior to the
Annual Meeting.
"At the April Board of Dir-
ectors meeting the nominating
committee shall present to the
directors for its approval in its
entirety a slate of officers from
the then elected Directors to be
proposed for election at the first
Board of Directors meeting
following the Annual Meeting.
"Additional nominations for
any office may be made by the
filing of a petition containting the
signatures of five members of the
Board of Directors of the Federa-
tion, which petition must be
received by the President or
Executive Director of the
Federation at least five days
prior to the meeting of the Board
of Directors at which the election
of officers is to take place."
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Like many other Galilee
kibbutzim, Lohamei HaGetaot is
now financially successful. Each
family has at least a three-room
dwelling with a television. It
grows cotton, tomatoes, sweet
corn, wheat, avocado and citrus.
In addition, it has a very profit-
able livestock branch, with 900
head of cattle, a large poultry run
and fish ponds. Its only factory
produces electric capacitors for
the Israeli and exports markets.
However, it does not export to or
import from Germany, in accord-
ance with a decision taken many
years ago by the membership,
Gezi cannot point to any
special problems the Holocaust
I has caused to members' children.
However, he thinks that it might
have made some of the old tuners
more conscious of their children's
needs and desires. "Other than
that, we are a kibbutz like any
other. Our educational system is
Federation Campaign Helps
All Israeli Universities
"When we say that we touch
lives through our work, we do not
always realize the full meaning of
our own words," said Charles
Rutenberg, President of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, in a recent statement
concerning the impact of the
Federation Campaign.
"The United Jewish Appeal
alone, our principal beneficiary,
affects thousands and thousands
of Jews in ways that we tend to
overlook," he said.
Rutenberg cited UJA's direct
support of all seven of Israel's
Universities as an example.
Based on the latest available
allocation figures, he said, the
Universities would have received
$71,000 from Federation's total
1983 allocation of $520,000 to
Bar-Ilan received approxim-
ately $7,000; Ben-Gurion Univer-
sity of the Negev, $4,000; Haifa
University, $3,000; The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem,
$23,000; The Technion, $12,000;
Tel Aviv University, $14,000 and
the Weizmann Institute, $8,000.
"Most Federation contributors
realize that by supporting these
institutions they are not only
helping to improve the quality of
life in Israel, bu are also helping
the rest of the world which
benefits from Israeli discoveries
in such areas as Bio-medical
technology and agricultural
.techniques," said Rutenberg.
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Omgregations/Organizations Events
The last meeting of Temple
B'nai Israel Sisterhood, Clear-
water for the Hebrew year 5744
will take place at the Wine Cellar
on North Redington Beach.
You are cordially invited to
attend a luncheon and fashion
show on May 8 at 11:30 a.m. The
clothes will be provided by The
Added Touch of Tyrone Square,
and will be modeled by our
members, Renee Baseman, Elinor
Gordon, Alice Rubin, And Lysa
After the sumptuous luncheon
and stunning fashion show, Ms.
Zena Sulkes, principal of the
Temple's Religious School will
install the officers for the coming
Make your reservations now
by sending a check for $10 to
Mrs. Paula Drutman c-o Temple
B'nai Israel, 1685 S. Belcher
Road, Clearwater, 33546, or call
Mrs. Selma Langenthal at 796-
Friendship Club
Rabbi Baseman installed the
newly elected officers at a well-
attended installation party and
lunch. Miriam Schlissel provided
the entertainment.
May meetings will continue
Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the
temple. For information call
Hilda Schwartz, 799-3026.
St. Petersburg
Pauline Rivldnd Preschool
Applications are now being ac-
cepted for the Fall 1984 Semester
for three and four year olds.
Our program encourages spe-
cial experiences which are part of
life in the Pauline Rivkind Pre
School, where the young child
may explore his environment, ex-
perience success, and move con-
fidently on to the next problem.
We offer many and varied expe-
riences, including Jewish Family
Living. Our "Extended Day"
program has proved most suc-
cessful. You have the option of
half a day or a longer day for your
child. The "Full Day" children
can stay until 4 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.
Forms are available in the pre-
school, which is located at 301-
59th St. North, St. Petersburg.
We would wekome a visit. For
further information call Bev
Sherman at 381-4900.
Mena Club. The Mitzvah
Men's Club of Congregation
B'nai Israel will be sponsoring a
Mother's Day Brunch on
Sunday, May 13, at 9:30 a.m.
Musical entertainment will be
provided; as well as carnations
from Israel to all of the Moms in
attendance. Happy Mother's
Sisterhood. The Sisterhood of
Congregation B'nai Israel held
their Installation of Officers on
Tuesday, May 1. Sisterhood's
Donor Luncheon is scheduled for
Thursday, May 10 at the Brec-
kenridge, 12:30 p.m. Sisterhood
is also pleased to announce that
there will be approximately 23
delegates from Congregation
B'nai Israel attending the
Annual Spring Conference of
Florida Branch Women's League
for Conservative Judaism in
Miami, May 20-22.
Adult Education. Dorit Shavit,
of the Israeli Consulate Office
will be the guest speaker at the
next Adult Ed Sit-Down Oneg
Shabbat, scheduled for Friday,
June 1. Mrs. Shavit will be
speaking on: "Prospects of Peace
Between Israel and Jordan."
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
Rabbi Rudolph J. Adler
To Speak
Congregation B'nai Israel of
St. Petersburg is pleased to
announce the first in a series of
very special Adult Education
lectures, which is to be sponsored
by the Rabbi Morris B. Chapman
Adult Institute of Congregation
B'nai Israel. The Adult Institute
was formed last summer in honor
of Rabbi 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 Insti-
tute, according to co-chairmen,
Jerry Gilbert and Dr. Mark
Gordon, is to provide at least one
very special educational event
annually, since Adult Education
was such an important aspect of
Rabbi Chapman's rabbinic
This special event is scheduled
to be held on Wednesday, May 23
at Congregation B'nai Israel,
301-59th St. North, in St. Peters-
burg, beginning at 8 p.m. The
guest speaker will be Rabbi
Rudolph J. Adler of Congrega-
tion Ohev Shalom in Orlando who
will be speaking on "Jerusalem
Through The Ages." The lecture
is free of charge.
Sisterhood of Congregation
Beth Sholom will hold its Install-
ation of Officers on Friday, May
11, at 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary,
1844 54th St., South, Gulfport.
All are invited to attend.
Sisterhood of Congregation
Beth Sholom will hold a straw-
berry festival on Tuesday, May 8,
at 1:30 the Social Hall,
1844 54th St., South, Gulfport.
Members and guests are invited.
Donation for non-members, SI.
Men's Club of Congregation
Beth Sholom of Gulfport will
hold its monthly meeting on
Tuesday, May 8, at 1:15 p.m. All
members are urged to attend.
The annual Men's Club picnic
will be held on Tuesday, May 17,
at Fort de Soto Park, Picnic Area
No. 2 North, from 10 a.m. to
A viva Group
The last general meeting of the
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Banquets
Weddings Dinners
Receptions UJt Parties
adam's marzk.
Caribbean fjrjlf wesowt
cU'autiHitPu beach
430 South Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33515
year will be held at Aunt Hattie's
Restaurant downtown St. Pe-
tersburg, at t> p.m. Installation of
new officers; A dele Morris to be
installing officer.
North Pinellaa
The North Pinellas Hadassah
season ends in May and two
events will be taking place.
On the 16th of May the annual
Donor Luncheon will be held at
the Caribbean Gulf Adams Mark
on Clearwater Beach. This
luncheon honors all members who
have made their donor of at least
$70 in the past year. In addition
to the lovely luncheon, the
program consists of an Israeli
Fashion Show entitled "Jeru-
salem of Gold."
On May 22 at Temple Ahavat
Shalom on Curlew Road, Palm
Harbor, the North Pinellas
Hadassah will have its Install-
ation Luncheon. Hilda Sachs will
install the new Officers for the
coming Hadassah year. Enter-
tainment will be provided by the
North Pinellas Hadassah
Shalom Group
The Shalom Group of St. Pe-
tersburg Hadassah will hold its
regular meeting on Wednesday,
May 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the
Jewish Community Center, 8167
Elbow Lane North. Our newly
elected officers will be installed
by Miriam Barehefsky. Your
attendance is most important!
Paul Surenky Post 409
May 7 Auxiliary board
meeting to be held at the home of
Fran Eh
May 8 Regular meeting of
the Post and Auxiliary at the
Golda Meir Center 302 S.
Jupiter Clearwater at 7:30
May 20 Gulf Coast County
Council Mini Convention at Mer-
lyn's U.S. 19 Clearwater.
Luncheon will be served.
Donation $9. Intertested parties,
please contact Fran Ehrenpreis
May 27 Post and Auxiliary
regular monthly visit to Bay
Pines Hospital to service the
veterans with refreshments,
games, etc. Those wishing to help
in this endeavor, please contact
either Commander Maury Blu-
menthal 726-6136 or President
Fran Ehrenpreis 736-5102.
Shabbat Service
The Pinellas County Board of
Rabbis with the cooperation of
the Synagogues of Pinellas
County invite the Jewish Singles
of the Tampa Bay Area to Friday
evening services, May 4, 8 p.m.
Congregation B'nai Israel, 301-
59th St. North, in St. Petersburg,
will be hosting this month's
singles Shabbat service which
will be held in conjunction with
the annual "Daven at the Kotel"
in honor of Israel's Independence
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.
Bob and Annetta
Bob and Annetta in
Concert Celebration 36!
Celebration "36" is the theme
for Congregation B'nai Israel's
Salute to Israel's 36th Birthday.
The weekend's festivities, which
also include the annual "Daven
at the Kotel" on Friday evening,
May 4 and Saturday morning,
May 5, will culminate with the
Bob and Annetta Concert on
Sunday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at
Congregation B'nai Israel, 301-
59th St. North, St. Petersburg.
Bob and Annetta, who are
from the Orlando area, are a
favorite of many Pinellas County
residents. This talented husband
and wife team have made many
appearances in the Tampa Bay
Area. Their selections of music
will include many Israeli
melodies as well as traditional
Hebrew and Jewish music. Also
featured in the program is a
special salute to Israel's 36th
Anniversary of Statehood.
Ticket are $4 per person. Chil-
dren under the age of 13 admitted
free. For further information call
Bat Mitzvah
Karen Seder, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Harold Seder, was
called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah on April 28, at
Congregation B'nai Israel, St.
Petersburg. Karen shared her
Bat Mitzvah with Anna Paritsky
of Kharkov, Russia, through a
twinning ceremony.
Karen is a student in the
Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah
school and is Corresponding
Secretary in Kadima.
She attends Shorecrest Junior
High School, where she is in the
seventh grade. Karen is on the
Basketball team, the soccer team
and has received the Presidential
Physical Fitness Award for the
past four years.
Dr. and Mrs. Seder hosted a
reception at the Wine Cellar Res-
taurant in North Redington
Beach. Special guests included
her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Seder of St. Petersburg
Beach and Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Abrams of Newport, Rhode
Karen Seder
Island; also attending we*
family and friends from Massa-
chusetts, Connecticut, Rhode
Island and New York.
Religious Directory
4*0 S. Piadm Ave., 81 Petersburg 88707 Rabbi David Suasklnd Rabbi
Ira 8. Youdovln Friday Evening Sabbath Servtoea S p.m., Saturday
Morning Sabbath Service 10 a.m. Har Bat Mltavah Service 11 a.m. Tel.
Congregation BETH SHOLOM -Conservative
1844 54 St., 8., St. Petersburg 88767 Rabbi Sidney Backoff Sabbath
Service*: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. Tel.atl-ssso.
Congregation B'NAI 1SKAF.I..Conservative
S81 58 St, Mi St. Petersburg 8*710 Rabbi Jacob Luskl Cantor Irving
Zummer Sabbath Service: Friday evening 8 p.m. Saturday, a.m.:
Sunday 8 a.m.; Monday-Friday a a.m.; and evening Mlnyan Tel. 881-4600,
Congregation BETH CHAI-Conservative
8400 186 St. N., Semlnole 88541 Rabbi Sherman P. Klrshner Sabbath
Services): Friday evenings 8 p.m.; Saturday,: SO a. m. Tel. 888-5585.
Congregation BETH SHALOM Conservative
1885 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater 88618 Rabbi Kenneth Bromherg Sab-
bath Services: Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday 6 a.m.; Suaday mornlnii
Mlnyan i a.m. Tel. 581-1418.
1685 S. Belcher Ed., Clearwater 88816 Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday 10:84 a.m. Tel. 681-588*.
P.O. Box 1178, Duaedln SSSSfl 1875 Curlew Rd.. Palm Harbor 88583 Rabbi
JanBreeky Sabbath Service*: Friday evening 8 p.m. Tel. 786-8811.
Congregation BET EMET-Homaalstlc
8478 Nursery Rd., Clearwater s Service: 1st Friday of every month, 8 p.m.
a Tel.8aa-4T81arTtf.8BM.


CjdtaAieir Center
Friday, May 4,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
302 South Jupiter, Clearwater, Florida 33515 813-461 0222
According to a study
conducted for the Book Industry
Study Group, 56 percent of
toericans read at least an occa-
sional book. Of that 56 percent, in
the past six months, 35 percent
read at least 26 books, 26 percent
read 10-25 books, 23 percent read
4-9 books, and 16 percent read 1-3
No matter where your reading
falls in the survey, the Uolda
Meir Center Library encourages
you to up your percentage by
reading books of all interests.
Among the new books added to
the circulation are:
The March of Folly From
Troy to Vietnam by Barbara W.
Tuchman. In this book Barbara
Tuchman points out that regard-
less of place or period, govern-
mental policies are pursued
contrary to their own interests.
On the other end of the reading
spectrum is Rebecca Goldstein's
novel The Mind Body
Problem. The story of Renee
Feurer's quest for a solution to
the mind body problem is
engrossing, touching, and
Kick-Off S and H Green Stamp
Committee meeting will be held
on Tuesday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at
the Golda Meir Center. Anyone
interested in joining this com-
mittee please call Marcie at 461-
The Fourth Annual Passover
Seder on Monday April 16
included 150 people. The Golda
Meir Center Library acquired 25
large-print Haggadahs as a gift
from the Jewish Braille Institute
to utilize on these occasions.
Urgently Needed! A donation
of a public-address system.
Please call Marcie at 461-0222.
The Painting Class of the
Golda Meir Center will display
some of its paintings in the Golda
Meir Library beginning the first
week of May.
Joanne K. Bokor will join the
staff of the Golda Meir Center as
Activity Director of May 1. She
will be the liaison person between
the Friendship Club and the
Golda Meir Center. Joanne
describes herself as a highly
motivated person who excels in
accomplishing challenging tasks.
Welcome Joanne!
Israeli High School Delegation 1984
'For the fifth year, Congre-
gation B'nai Israel of St.
Petersburg is pleased to have
hosted the Israeli high school
delegation, 1984. The two
teenagers, Oded Rehan and Niva
Baider are both originally from
Haifa. Israel.
Oded, who is 17 years old, is
studying in a "Reali" high school
and is interested in music, sports
and aircraft. He was also a
member of the scout movement
in Israel and is now in the Civil
Defense Service.
, \'i\ a. age 18, is studying at the
"Miterani" comprehensive high
school in Holon, Israel and is
interested in data processing. She
also manages to find time for
jazz, folk dancing, ballet and
even gymnastics.
Both of the representatives
were delightful teenagers, who
brought with them warmth and
good feelings of the land of Israel
to our community. During their
stay, which was during the week
of April 2-8. they visited Boca
Sega High school, Gibbs High
School. Dixie Hollins High
School, and the Pinellas Jewish
Day School. They were guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alan
Koenig, when the Hebrew High
School classes of Congregation
B'nai Israel hosted a barbeque
and swim party, and also made a
presentation during Shabbat
evening services at Congregation
B'nai Israel during their visit.
, My name is Niva Baider. I was
HP in 1966 as the eldest of three
children. I spent the first years of
my childhood in Haifa. At that
time my mother was a high
school teacher and my father was
still studying architecture at the
Technion. After he graduated we
moved to Holon where we have
been living ever since.
Soon afterwards my brother
was born. In Holon I attended
kindergarden then continued in
the elementary school for another
eight years.
Apart from my studies, I
devoted five afternoons a week to
my hobbies, which include jazz,
folk-dancing and especially
ballet. Besides I learned drawing
which enabled me to design the
wall decorations of the school
gymnasium a few years later. I
would also like to mention my
activity with the Girl Scouts.
Another task of mine was
looking after my baby sister who
was born at that time.
While I was in the last year of
the elementary school I managed
to attend a course of Automatic
Data Processing in between.
Since I became interested in
computers. I decided to enter the
computer trend at the "Miterani"
Comprehensive High School in
During vacations in the course
of the last two years I worked as
a secretary at a bank and as a
research assistant in a hospital.
Last year I received a prize for
my achievements as a pupil and
for my school activities.
As this year (1983-1984) is my
last and busiest year I had to
abandon most of my hobbies. The
only thing I still practice is
gymnastics which I consider very
important for my physical
Finally, I think I get along well
enough with people.
My name is Oded Rehan.
1 was born in Haifa, Israel in
My family and I left for
Germany in 1972 because of my
father's nomination as deputy
military attache at the Israeli
Embassy in Bonn.
I lived in Germany for three
years, until 1975, where I studied
in an American school.
During my stay in Germany, I
had the opportunity to travel a
lot and see many countries in
Europe and the U.S.A.
When I returned to Israel, I
finished elementary school in
"Romema," Haifa.
The first year of high school, I
studied at the "Alliance" school
and then attended "reali" high
school, where I am still studying.
I have a few hobbies. I am
interested in music, sports and
aircraft. I read books about
aircraft and building aircraft
I was a member of the scout
movement for a few years.
Lately, I have joined the Civil
Defense Service, in the district
where I live.
1045 9th AVENUE NO.
based on Sholom Aleichem's
story "The Pocketknife" Topele
recreates the economically poor
but culturally rich world of the
"shetl." It is the story of a boy
who uses illegal means to obtain
the object of his desire a
pocketknife. The director is Leo
Filler and the cast includes Gedi
There will be showings at 1:30
p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission
will be a book of S and H Green
Stamps, or $1.
Refreshments will be served.
Celebrate with your friends at
the Golda Meir Center.
The Charles and Isador
Rutenberg Family Foundation,
Inc. and the Golda Meir Center
Friendship Club will present the
movie Topele on Monday May 7.
This effervescent musical in
Hebrew with English subtitles is
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May 14, 1948
"Tfte State of Israel has arisen."
David Ben Gurion
.. .WE APPEAL to the Jewish people throughout the
diaspora to rally round the Jews of Eretz-Israel in
the task of immigration and upbuilding and to stand
by them in the great struggle for the realization
of the age-old dreamthe redemption of Israel."
Declaration of the Establishment
of the State of Israel
Tbgether we are bringing the dream to life.
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302 South Jupiter Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33515
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