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* Jewish Flcridiar
Of Pinellas County
5 Number 16
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, August 10, 1984
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er the Elections:
Fear and Apprehension Over
ahane's Election To The Knesset
Ibi Meir Kahane's
] to the Knesset has
reeted with wide-
apprehension in
id a growing fear
strident anti-Arab
and threats will,
words of Mayor
Kollek of
lm, cast "a stain
^li democracy."
nember of the Knesset,
will enjoy immunity
riminal prosecution,
famed that by entering
sset, Kahane will be
with legitimacy and a
nount of prestige.
ne may turn into a
ft Judaism and Israel in
of the world and
[the understanding the
is shown for our moral
a state and our moral
as a nation," Kollek
mayor is particularly
about Kahane's racist
[ because Kollek, prob-
ore than any other
politician in Israel, has
with a large number of
der his jurisdiction.
[press conference imme-
after his election,
[tailed for the expulsion
1 Arab from Israel and
ppied territories, by
neans if necessary. He
would open an "emigra-
te" in the Arab village
I Al Fahem near Hadera
'age Arabs to leave the
The town council of
[Fahem has urged the
General to bring
[against Kahane for his
expel Israeli Arabs
pel. Hanna Zemer, the
Davar, also urged the
Attorney Ueneral to indict and
prosecute Kahane for his racist
remarks since his election before
he is sworn in as a Knesset
member. While there is no clear-
cut law in Israel against racism,
Zemer said Kahane could be
prosecuted under an article in
the penal code which makes it
an offense to create friction
between "various parts of the
MK Amnon Rubinstein of
Shinui vowed that, as soon as
the next Knesset convenes, he
will introduce a bill that makes
racial incitement a criminal
offense and would automatically
strip the immunity of any
Knesset member who indulges
in it.
Kahane's Kach Party is
miniscule. It polled about 20,000
votes out of some two million
cast in the last elections, just
enough to admit Kahane to the
Knesset. Normally, one-member
factions, especially those with
idiosyncratic programs, have
little influence.
But Kahane's election and his
activities have received dis-
proportionate coverage in the
Israeli media and abroad. His
followers, who held a prayer
session at the Western Wall,
boasted that he will rise to
power in succeeding Knessets
and will eventually become
Defense Minister.
Kahane staged a "victory"
march through the Arab sector
of the Old City of Jerusalem,
accompanied by some 200
bellicose supporters, many of
them Sephardic Jews and
American-born followers of his
Kach Party.
Changing "Arabs out," they
stormed through the narrow
streets and alleys harassing
shopkeepers and passers-by and
wrecking merchandise. Many of
the marchers wore yellow shirts
bearing a black fist and the
slogan "Kahane to the
Knesset," To some observers,
the quasi uniform and shouted
slogans were horrifyingly remin-
iscent of scenes and events on
another continent a half century
ago when the chant was "Jews
Uri Avneri, of the Progressive
List for Peace, a coalition of
Israeli Arab nationalists and
Jewish leftists, which won one
Knesset seat in the elections,
told a rally in Umm Al Fahem
attended by some 1,000 Arabs
and Jews, that the rise of
Kahane reminded him of his
childhood in Germany and the
rise of the Nazis to power.
Several dozen members of the
religious peace movements,
Netivot Shalom and Oz
Veshalom, marched through the
Old City of Jerusalem distribut-
ing leaflets containing "a
message of brotherhood and
peace to the Arabs of
Jerusalem." This was in
reaction to Kahane's "victory"
Leaders of the American
Jewish Congress, in Jerusalem
to participate in the annual
American-Israel Dialogue which
is sponsored by the
AJCongress, called Kahane
"Israel's Farrakhan," a refer-
ence to the American Black
Muslim extremist leader Louis
Farrakhan. Theodore Mann,
president of the AJCongress,
told a news conference that
Kahane is an extremist,
certainly as much a fanatic as
Farrakahn, whose views are
endorsed by a negligible
minority of American Jews.
Menorah Manor, "Our Home for Jewish Living," to open
early 1985. r
Menorah Monor
Construction Continues
A celebraion was held at the
construction site of Menorah
Manor, "Our Home for Jewish
Living," marking the comple-
tion of the first stages of con-
struction on what will be a 120
bed kosher home opening to
residents early in 1985. This will
be the first facility of its kind
on Florida's West Coast!
Irwin Miller, president, shared
his excitement on progress
being made to make Menorah
Manor a reality. In addition to
the actual construction of the
exterior of the building, com-
mittees are busy at worn
selecting and ordering the fur-
nishings and equipment. All this
is under the overall direction of
Edward Vinocur, executive
Mr. Miller, also pointed out
that there are still areas in
Menorah Manor for appropriate
dedications and-or memorials
available. For information re-
garding these, he urged those
interested to call Adele Lurie at
345-2775, or write to Menorah
Manor at 250 58 Street No., St.
Petersburg 33710.
Falashas Living in Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA) The Jewish Agency
confirmed for the first time that thousands of Falashas
Ethiopian Jews are in Israel. According to data
released by its immigration and absorption department,
about a quarter of Ethiopian Jewry now lives in Israel,
more than half of them under 18 and only five percent
over 60 years of age.
THIS INFORMATION was disclosed after
reporters were taken on a tour of absorption centers in
northern Israel by Haim Aharon, head of the
immigration and absorption department. Aharon said
the Agency changed its policy of not publicizing the
Falasha presence in res^ mse to what he said were
unfounded media reports about problems of Falasha
Hornet's Nest
To Aid Research
hornet's nest will be Israel's
contribution to a scientific in-
vestigation aboard an American
space flight later this year,
Science Minister Yuval Neeman
announced. It will be the first
time an Israeli medical and sci-
entific experiment will be con-
ducted on a U.S. space vehicle
at U.S. expense, he said.
Neeman said the purpose of
the mission is to advance re-
search into the human middle
ear and its effect on balance.
Researchers at Tel Aviv "Univer-
sity have learned that a species
of hornet prevalent in Israel has
a tiny organ which enables the
insects to maintain balance. The
organ will be analyzed under
conditions of zero gravity in
space and the findings may
advance knowledge about the
human balancing mechanism
believed to reside in the middle

Page 2 The Jewish Ftoridian of Pinellas County Friday. August 10, 1984

Israel Facing Prolonged Period of Acute Instability
problematic outcome of Knesset
elections threatens Israel with a
prolonged period of acute
political instability
With 96 percent of the votes
counted by midday Jury 24. the
Labor Alignment appeared to
have won 45 Knesset seats to 41
for Likud. The remaining 34 are
fragmented among a dozen
small parties and fact ions that
range from the left to the ex-
treme rightwing.
While either Labor or Likud
could gain a Knesset majority in
combination with one or another
bloc of small parties, this is an
arithmetic rather than a political
possibility. Most analysts agree
that neither of the two major
parties is capable of forming a
stable coalition government.
protestations to the contrary by
politicians on both sides
The Jerusalem Post aptly
summed up the stituation in its
front page headline "Divided
We Stand." The election results
based on actual vote count
differ only slightly from the
computerized projections based
on exit poll sampligs which were
broadcast shortly after the polls
The final count, which will in-
clude the soldiers' vote, was ex-
pected to have a minimal effect,
if any. on the composition of the
next Knesset. But as some
observers cautioned, even a shift
of one seat could be critical.
The line-up of Knesset seats
was: Labor. 45: Likud 41;
Hadash Communists, National
Relijrious Party. Shas and
Jerusalem's Pine-Fresh Air:
How Trees In Israel Fight Pollution
JERUSALEM Visitors to
Jerusalem are often astonished
by the city's exhilaratingly crisp
air. Even in mid-summer, while
the rest of the Middle East
swelters in an oppressive, dusty
heat. Jerusalem's air is crystal
clear and her temperatures
moderate. It is a fortunate
combination of ecological factors
that make the Holy City's
climate one of the most appeal-
ing in the world.
A key factor of this extra-
ordinary climate is the existence
of millions of pne trees in the
mountains west of the city.
These trees, planted over the
decades by the Jewish national
fund and appropriately called
Jerusalem pines, perform two
vital tasks they purify the air
and upgrade its quality.
To understand how the
system works, it's important to
know that in Israel the prevail-
ing winds are from the west
Often they come from Europe,
picking up a frightening
at of pollutants.
Scientific analyses had identified
a disturbing number of caustic
acids. hydrocarbons. heavy
metals and other toxic elements
spewing out of European
chimneys and into the atmos-
phere. The prevailing winds
sweep many of these pollutants
down across the Mediterranean
to the coast of Israel.
But within a few miles of
landfall, the surface air runs
into the pine forests. Through
the past century JNF has
planted more than 160 million
trees in Israel and the great
majority of these are Jerusalem
A critical feature of this pine
species is its long. soft, needle-
shaped leaves When viewed
through a microscope, its easy
to understand why these pine
needles are among the most ef-
ficient natural air purifiers on
earth. First, each needle looks
like a miniature cactus with
many rows of barbs and spines
growing along its length. Next,
one notices two slender grooves
running near the margins of the
needle. These are resin ducts
which exude a sticky substance
that coats the entire needle. The
resulting vegetation is a natural
web which is capable of sifting
vast amounts of microscopic
pollution particles out of the air
both by entangling tiny specks
in the myriad thorns and hooks,
and by simply causing the
paniculate matter to adhere to
the sticky resin.
Strollers in a Jerusalem pine
forest can confirm this just by
running their fingers along any
pine needle. It will feel coarser
than most other pine needles,
and a bit tacky. And chances
are that, in running a finger
along a needle, the visitor will
remove a noticeable amount of
former air pollution from it.
The average Jerusalem pine
has a uetwotk of needles which.
if laid end to end. would extend
more than ten miles. Multiply
this by several million, and one
gains some appreciation of that
extraordinary natural filter west
of Jerusalem.
But in addition to removing
impurities from the air. the pine
forests also improve its quality
First, all those trees are photo-
synthesizing and therefore
enriching the air's oxygen
content Indeed. JNF forests
produce many times over the
Jewish Organizations to Work Out Strategy and Policy
To Deal With Effects of the Equal Access Law
National Jewish Community-
Relations Advisory Council
i NJCRAC >. representing a wide
range of 11 national Jewish
organizations and 111 local Jew-
ish Community Relations
Councils, is arranging for
seminars in eight cities to work
out policy and strategy at the
local level for dealing wxh the
effects of the newry-enacted
equal access law. Albert
Chernin. NJCRAC executive
vice chairman, reported
The proposal, approved by
the Senate last May. and
approved 33T-.. by the House
in a second vote on the measure.
would permit religious groups to
hold meetings in public schools
but only before and after regular
Since President Reagan, at a
press conference, listed the
measure as one of six he
particularly wanted adopted by
Congress before adjournment,
his signature is assured.
Chernin told the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agencv that the
NJCRAC planned to hold a
consultation in New York City
on Sept. 9 with the American
Jewish Congress, to coordinate
the eight regional conferences.
The AJCongress. in a state-
ment denouncmg the House
action, said it would "carry the
fight to the courts to have this
legislation ktvaudated" An
.AJCongress spokesman told the
JTA it was too early to
determine how such a fight
would be implemented.
Many Jewish officials
questioned by the JTA noted
that one of the problems
involved was that the issue
would not be joined until the
194-5 school year begins, and
planned monitoring started of
such public access by church
groups would indicate whether
fears of Jewish groups of
proselytizing of Jewish school
children materialized.
amount of oxygen consumed by
Israel's population and thus
constantly contribute to our
planet's reserves of this precious
Also, the trees are constantly
releasing water vapor into the
atmosphere, and this has a
double benefit. It increases the
relative humidity of the air
which is very desirable during
the parched summers of the
Middle East and it contri-
butes a distinct cooling effect,
since the trees' liquids consume
many calories of heat as they
evaporate. Air flowing beyond
the forest belts into Jerusalem
is therefore cleaner, richer and
cooler than that which originally
blew in from the coast.
Welcome as this might be.
JNF didn't plant all those trees
just to treat Jerusalemites to
inspired respiration. Israel's
mountain forests are also useful
in creating and holding soil on
formerly barren land. The leaves
and super-efficient root systems
trap nearly all the winter rains
preserving enough to get the
trees through the long, dry
summer and funnelling the rest
down into the water table from
which it can be later pumped to
irrigate crops.
JNF forests also support an
entire eco system for wildlife, a
respectable wood-products
industry. employing many
Israelis and providing local
builders with locally grown logs,
wood-chips and other products.
This is one perspective few
Israeli hikers, picnicers and
campers focus on as they enjoy
their leisure-time activities in
JNF forest recreation parks.
Thus planting trees in Israel
is a foremost ecological activity.
Tehiya, four seats each; Sh
Civil Rights Movement
Yahad, three seats each; a
Israel, Moras ha and Progre^
List for Peace, two seats et
Tamo, the one-member f0
of Yigael Hurwitz and Rj
Meir Kahanes Kach party, (
seat each.
In terms of possible cot
partnerships, the left of cm
Shinui and the leftist CRMi
considered "natural" alheg
Labor. Similarly, the ultrai
tionalist Tehiya party is Li
On the far left, the
Zionist Hadash Communist),
automatically excluded
Labor from any coalition it i
head: nor can Labor invite H
Progressive List for Peace,
coalition of nationalist Isri
Arabs and leftist Jews |
advocate a Palestinian state
Likud for its part has
clear that it will not
anything to do with the
faction which calls for
forcible ouster of all Arabs I
Israel and the occupied
What remains are the
religious factions which
to have won 13 Knesset
dates between them. The
has served in both Labor
Likud-led governments since tl
founding of the State
emerged last week from i
tions in a weaker condition I
Shas is a new religious;
sponsored by former Seph
Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.'
fact that it scored as well i
veteran NRP in its first run!
the Knesset is considered a |
in its favor. Yosef is regarded!
a political dove and may"
amenable to an alliance
Morasha. another
religous faction, comprises NR
Emunim and Poalei
defectors and may have hawk
leanings which could put
the Likud camp. The Ag
Israel, a member of
outgoing Likud coalition
to have lost two of its four s
in last month elections i
therefore in a weakened
Tami. a religious-orieati
Sephardic faction, did
worse, dropping from three
one Knesset mandate Fon
Defense Minister Ezer 1
mans new Yahad Party
formed poorly on its
outing. Weizman insisted
he would not be part of
coalition and is urging the i
tablishment of a national iffi
Travel Behind the Headline
To The State of Israel
4 Palestinians Given
Life by Military Court
JERUSALEM (JTA) Four Palestinian Arabs
f were sentenced to life imprisonment by a military court
I in Nablus and four others received sentences of 10-25
vears for the stabbing murder of yeshiva student
Aharon Gross in the Hebron marketplace last July 7.
The men. all in their early 20s. were described as
fanatical Moslems who want to impose Islamic rule over
Palestine and oust the Jews. They expressed no remorse
, over the killing which they saw as part of a jihad
, holy war a tenet-of the Moslem faith.
DURING THE TRIAL, defense lawyers charged
; that .the presence pi Jewish settlers in Hebron had
- created an atmosphere, conducive .to the. emergence of
such extremist groups.
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Meir Kahane, MK
Friday, August 10, 1984/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
Temple Beth El,
St. Petersburg
It is not my custom to
Lmment on candidates for poli-
tical office, either here or in
Israel. But, Meir Kahane's elec-
tion to the Knesset compels a
Meir kahane is a foul-mouthed
tacist who debases the title
jibbi and perverts the Jewish
tradition. Virtually all elements
m the established Jewish leader-
ship in Israel, America and
throughout the world have
Renounced him as a "neo Nazi,"
mini-Khomeini" and "Israel's
_ouis Farrakhan." I identify
vith this condemnation of the
3, and his ideas.
On the other hand, it is
Essential that we put Kahane's
Election in its proper perspec-
tive. Headlines proclaiming that
reflects an upswing of Israeli
cism, or symbolizes Israel's
olarization are groundless, and
eveal an ignorance of the
Israeli political process.
Under Israel's electoral
bystem, any candidate receiving
bne percent of the total vote
{earns a place in the 120-seat
(nesset. Kahane's election
neans nothing more than that:
bne percent of the electorate
Supported him. Were the United
States to adopt Israel's system,
Bne can imagine the kooks,
bigots and other political lowlife
vho could attract one percent of
the vote.
Rabbi Ira S. Youdovin
This in no way indicates a
shift toward racism. On the
contrary, the fact that 99
percent of the voters rejected
Kahane proves just the op-
posite. His claim, that he has
the support of a "silent major-
ity" reluctant to "go public" is
nonsense; no place on earth is
more private than a voting
Meir Kahane is not Israel's
Prime Minister. Nor will he ever
be. He is not a member of the
Cabinet. Nor will he ever be.
Both Labor and Likud have
ruled out that possibility. Even
Menachem Begin, whom Israel's
detractors cast as the person-
ification of evil, broke a long
silence to portray Kahane as
being beyond the pale of what is
acceptable in Israeli political
Indeed, the extremism of
Kahane's position caused the
Central Elections Committee to
rule against his inclusion on the
ballot. This was reversed by the
Supreme Court: properly, I
think. As embarrassing as
Kahane's election may be, a far
greater danger lies in removing
from the electorate the right to
judge a candidate's credentials.
Kahane thus enters the
pantheon of democracy's il-
legitimate children, joining
Huey Long and Joe McCarthy.
Kahane is nothing more than
one of 120 Knesset members. He
will occupy a very distant back
bench, making outrageous
speeches that will have more
impact on the world press than
on fellow legislators, who regard
him as a pariah.
Included among those 119
other Knesset members are four
representing an Arab Com-
munist party who oppose the
very existence of Israel as a
Jewish state, and perhaps a
dozen Jewish "doves" who
advoate total withdrawal from
the Occupied Territories. They
have sat there for years without
provoking headlines warning
about a massive shift to the
Meir Kahane's election sifni-
fies nothing more.
GCJFS Executive Serves As Moderator
For Statewide Workshop
Michael Bernstein of our Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service
was asked to serve as a moder-
ator for the statewide meeting
n the mental health needs of
lie elderly sponsored by the
florida Council of Community
dental Health. Joining Mr.
lernstein at the podium were a
lumber of distinguished
resentors including Jim Noble,
community mental health
\ln Paris
program specialist in Talla-
hassee, Margaret Duggar,
executive director of the Area
Agency on Aging, and Elliot
Stern from Miami Jewish Home
and Hospital for the Aged as
well as the president of Florida
silver-haired legislators. GCJFS
was recognized by a number of
presentors non only for current
successful programming in the
area of mental health for the
elderly, but in developing the
concept for a group home
alternative living plan which
would allow seniors with some
medical and-or psychiatric
problems to avoid unnecessary
nursing home care. Should
funding be provided to GCJFS
to implement such a program
for Pinellas and Pasco Counties,
500 additional beds will become
available for other areas of the
state by 1987.
New P.M. Is From Old Jewish Family
iLaurent Fabius, the new
[Prime Minister of France,
|is the son of an old
j French -Jewish family that
[converted to Catholicism
[after World War II. His
[wife, the former Francoise
[Castro, is Jewish, and
[Jewish community sources
[said that their children
'are Jewish according to
lany halachic interpreta-
Fabius, who was Minister of
[ndustry in the Cabinet of
"nier Pierre Mauroy, was
ed Prime Minister by Presi-
nt Francois Mitterrand
following Mauroy's resignation.
pl 37, he is the youngest
French Prune Minister in over a
FABIUS HAS never shown
Merest in Judaism. But he told
French-Jewish weekly
citly, "I am a friend of Isra
MM I think everything
uld be done to enable Israel
hye as an independent state
4 in peace." He also pledged
* "everything I can" to
ngtnen Franco-Israeli
Peration in science.
He has visited Israel on
several occasions, both privately
and as a government minister.
In the latter capacity this year,
he conferred with Israel's
Minister of Science, Yuval
Neeman, on the possibility of
joint ventures in the scientific
Israeli diplomats here said
Fabius showed good will
throughout those negotiations
and personally urged his
advisers to reach an agreement
with Israel on scientific co-
ON HIS private trips to Isra-
el, Fabius spent time at a
kibbutz. His pro-Israel
sentiments are not likely to
effect any changes in French
Middle East policy. Under the
French Consitution, foreign
policy is the exclusive preserve
of the President.
Official sources here said that
French policy in the Middle
East will continue to follow the
main lines laid down by Presi-
dent Mitterrand.
Fabius is described by Israel's
Ambassador in Paris as "a
friend of Israel who has deep
feelings and convictions toward
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West Bank Arab
leaders are disappointed
by the inconclusive results
of Israel's elections. While
most of them had taken an
aloof attitude, maintaining
that there is little differen-
ce between Labor and
Likud as far as Palestin-
ians are concerned, it is
clear that a Labor victory
had been hoped for to ease
the tense atmosphere in
the territory and perhaps
increase chances for a poli-
tical settlement.
Mayor Elias Freij of Beth-
lehem, one of the few West
Bank leaders who had publicly
expressed his hope for a Labor
victory before the elections, said
that he was not only disap-
pointed but depressed.
"THERE IS NOT much hope
now for the residents of the
occupied territories," he said.
He was seriously disturbed by
the election of Rabbi Meir
Kahane to the Knesset which he
described as "a dangerous and
ugly" phenomenon. According
to Freij, "Kahane is a racist,
calling for the expulsion of
Arabs from the land where they
have lived for centuries. How
could that happen?" he asked.
Freij expressed some
satisfaction with the success of
the Arab-Jewish Progressive
List for Peace, a new faction
which won two Knesset seats in
its first try for parliament. But
Al Quds, the leading Arabic
daily in East Jerusalem,
observed that no government
that may emerge from the
elections would be strong or
stable enough to take bold
The leftist Arabic daily Al-
Shaab said the elections gave
the government a mandate to
continue the "policy of
repression" in the terriroties.
One of its editors told the Isra-
eli daily Haaretz, "We now fear
for the fate of our holy places,
especially the Al Aksa mosque
and the Tomb of the Patriarchs
after the rise of extreme fanatics
in Israel, particularly Kahane's
Bashir Barghuti, leader of the
Communist Party on the West
Bank, said the election results
showed that Israel was suffering
a deep ideological, political and
economic crisis. It also showed,
according to Barghuti that there
is hardly any interest among the
Israeli public to seek a solution
of the Middle East conflict.
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History Was Made
In San Francisco
There is nothing especially partisan in
proclaiming joy at the nomination of
Geraldine Ferraro as candidate for Vice
President of the Democratic Party.
Ferraro is the first woman candidate to be
named as an aspirant to the second
highest office in the land, and as such,
she deserves applause. Or, more aptly, it
is the act itself that deserves applause.
There is little doubt that the decision
was political. The Democrats had to do
something to spice up what had become a
boring primary and what was shaping up
to be a typical party blood-letting at the
convention in San Francisco.
There is also little doubt that the
pressure some say it was ill-advised
by the National Organization for Women
especially at their earlier convention in
Miami Beach which Walter Mondale
addressed, was becoming more than a
troubled political organization such as the
Democrats could bear.
To carry the speculation further,
pundits will observe that the nomination
of Ferraro helped to a great extent to
defang the Rev. Jesse Jackson's warning
that he would run a war of his own in San
Francisco if he didn't get his way on a lot
of issues a warning that seemed
especially fearful in light of his anti-
Semitic campaign rhetoric and his refusal
to separate himself from Black activist
Louis Farrakhan.
Sex No Longer an Issue
We suspect that there are kernels of
truth in all of this speculation as to why
Ferraro was given the nod and kernels
of truth in even further speculation not
here mentioned. But the fact remains that
an historic deed was accomplished at the
Democratic Convention in Chicago. The
country has been asked to vote for a
woman Vice President. If elected, she will
stand one heartbeat away from the Boss.
Parallels in significance abound. The
most obvious one was John F. Kennedy's
nomination in 1960 not a first for a
Roman Catholic: New York's Gov. AJ
Smith held that distinction in 1928. But
Smith lost: the times were such that
religious bigotry was too powerful for him
to overcome. Kennedy won. No such
burden would be borne by a Romanist
today: indeed. Ferraro herself is a
Catholic, and it is hardly a significant
But if Ferraro's religion is not a
significant issue anymore, now for the
first time, she has made her sex an issue
of indifference in the years ahead win
or lose in November. And that is a thing
for all Americans to take pleasure in.
Needed: Election Reform
Few will venture to say. but in our
view it will surely take a long time for the
election in Israel to be "settled" that
is. for a government to be formed.
The evidence is already abundantly
clear that previous coalition maneuvering
will not prove effective this time in
bringing the mind-boggling number of
parties and interests in Israel to a
governmental accommodation.
What stands in the wings, a shadow
apparently neither the dominant Labor
nor Likud Parties wants, is a national
unity government. Already, there has
been the obvious kind of bickering: Who
will be its leader, Shimon Peres or
Yitzhak Shamir?
Peres' Labor Party won more seats
than Shamir's Likud, but the betting now
is that no government will be formed at
all if Shamir does not head it.
All of which comes down to this
dominant issue: The Major problem
facing Israel today is its economic
disaster, and everyone in the country
knows it. But, in our view^c]uallv_major_
and equally a disaster is Israel's political
system. It sorely needs revamping.
Until that is done until Israel can
hold an election the outcome of which
reflects the true desires of the electorate
until a government can emerge out of
a single election with a clear mandate to
rule on the basis of its avowed principles,
then Israel's democracy is more than in
trouble. It is in danger.
Israelis like Rabbi Meir Kahane, whose
Kach Party won a single seat last week,
and whose odious politics are enough to
terrify any human being of good-will,
have the kind of exposure he has today
precisely because of Israeli's exotic
election process. If Rabbi Kahane is not a
danger, then we don't know what is
and that includes the economy itself.
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Number 16
Charles T. Manatt,
the chairman of the
Democratic Party in the
United States, who for a
few hours last week nearly
wasn't, is taking the
offensive in seeking
continued Jewish support
for his fellow Democrats
this year, whether they're
running for the Presid-
ency, the Senate, the
House of Representatives
or any of the myriad of
the state and local
contests around the
Over the past 50 years, the
Jewish community has consist-
ently voted in greater numbers
for the Democrats, as opposed
to the Republicans. But most
political experts agree that the
trend in recent years has been
toward a more balanced split
between the two major parties.
MANATT AND his party's
most influential leaders are the
first to recognize that the eleva-
tion of the Rev. Jesse Jackson
within the hierarchy of the
Democratic Party this year has
posed some very serious dangers
to the traditional alliance
between Jews and Democrats.
In short, they fear that the
greater Jackson's role in the
party after the national conven-
tion in San Francisco last week,
the more likely many Americans
Jews will turn to the Republican
Jackson, of course, is widely
disliked in the Jewish com-
munity because of his many
critical comments about Israel
and his off-color remarks about
Jews in general the highly-
publicized matter of "Hymies"
being only one of many over the
years, as documented in a just-
released report by the B'nai
B'rith Anti-Defamation League
MANATT. during an inter-
view, was clearly sensitive to
these disturbing developments.
But he sought to put his party's
best face forward, insisting that
Jackson did not make a major
push at the convention to
change the party's tradkionalry
pro-Israel plank in the platform.
Instead. Manatt said. Jackson
and his people are more inter-
ested in the domestic bread-and-
butter issues facing the Black
Manatt. a Los Angeles attor-
ney who is not Jewish but has
several Jewish partners in his
law 6rm. cited such issues as
job-training, nutrition and civil
rights Jackson, he said, did not
mate a major initiative to revise
the party's stance on the Middle
the convention he clearly
for one.
Manatt is in a tough and
unenviable position himself. He
can't totally distance himself
from Jackson, since the Black
community is a very important
pillar of the Democratic Party.
Jackson, in recent months, has
emerged as the major Black
leader in the country.
MANATT IS also very much
aware of the fact that the only-
way that the Democratic
presidential nominee Walter
Mondale will be able to capture
the White House in November
from President Reagan will be if
the Blacks come out in massive
numbers to vote. That, in turn,
will require a tremendous push,
especially from Jackson.
So Manatt has to walk a thin
line between maintaining his
cordial ties with Jackson, while
at the same time reaching out to
the Jewish community, another
important and influential consti-
tuent of the party.
In seeking to reassure the
Jews. Manatt was outspoken in
blasting the Reagan Admin-
Continued on Page 5
NCJW Suncoast
National Council of
Women Suncoast
has shown itself again
to be an organization concerned
with advocacy. Two of the
Suncoast Section's leaders spoke
on behalf of Children and Youth
in keeping with one of five
national priorities of the organ-
On July 12. Audrey
Greenberg and Judy Elkin
appeared along with many
experts in the field of human
services before the Board of
Adjustment and Appeal on
Zoning of the City of Clear-
water. As representatives of
National Council of Jewish
Women Suncoast Section, they
presented this Section's support
of a change in zoning to allow
for the establishment of a
shelter home for runaways to be
located in Clerwater. The home
which will be called "The Youth
and Family Connection Shelter1'
will be operated under the aus-
pices of Alternative Human
Services, who have successfully
operated such a home in St.
"The Youth and Family
Connection Shelter'" is designed
solely to protect and counsel
children and parents who are
confronting everday family
problems. with specialized
family counseling designed to
reunite the family. This service
will be provided to families of
all incomes and backgrounds.
The Suncoast Section is also
making itself known at the
national levels of National
Council of Jewish Women.
Audrey Greenberg. the im-
mediate past president of the
Section has been selected to be
Area Chairperson for Area IT,
which includes Tallahassee, St.
Petersburg. Sarasota. Naples,
Orlando. Tampa. Jacksonville,
and of course. Suncoast Section.
The area Chairperson serves as
a laison between the section*|
and the National Field
Representative. She is also
responsible for some training
She will serve a two year term.
Established in 1893. the Na
tional Council of Jewish Women
is the oldest Jewish women I
volunteer organization "> |
America. NCJW's more than
100.000 members in Zw I
Sections nationwide are active^
in the organization's priority
areas of women's issues. Jei
life, aging, children and
and Israel.
Adopt A Grandchild
Recruits Volunteers
"Adopt-A-Grandchild." a
program of GCJFS. funded by
the Juvenile Welfare Board and
the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County is a non-
sectarian program that provides
senior citizens and youth an
opportunity to participate in a
special relationship. Boys and
girls (ranging in age from
mfancy through 16 years of age)
are matched with senior citizens
who are willing to spend two-
four hours together once a week
This special time can be spent
in a variety of ways fishing,
visiting museums, trips to the
beach, walks in the park,
completing homework assign-
ments, woodworking, sewing
a fe
to be
and baking all are
examples of activities
enjoyed by 'grandparents
The Adopt-A-Grandchild"
Program is currently recruiting
participants in Pinellas County
Ms. Norms McCarty. a \ W*
Volunteer for the "Adpa**
Grandchild Program and M
Carol Ungrtelder. P)*1
Director, are available on
individual basis as well as W
group presentation to ""'v'
questions concerning
program. If interested, pjg
call Ms. McCarty at 384-1350
from 9 am to 5 p.m.. Monday
through Friday, or contact
office directly at 381-2373.

Friday, August 10, 1984/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellaa County Page 5
Campaign '84: The Struggle For the Jewish Vote
Continued from Page 4
the Reagan Cabinet the first
time that Jews have been
jstration"s record since taking absent from the highest posts in
office, especially the Reagan Washington in some 50 years.
Middle East peace plan of (There are many Jews in
September 1, 1982. During the secondary positions.) According
to Manatt, this is no historical
interview, he singled out
Defense Secretary Caspar
Weinberger's positions, which
have often raised very deep
concerns in Jerusalem.
The Democratic Party leader
wondered aloud what job
Weinberger might win in a
second Reagan Administration
_ whether, for instance, he
ight wind up as Secretary of
State replacing George Shultz.
This is a recurring nightmare in
the Jewish community.
LIKE OTHER Democrats,
Manatt also noted that a second
term Republic Administration
could be expected to lean rather
heavily on Israel to make addi-
tional concessions, since the
U.S. Constitution limits a
President to two four-year
terms. Reagan, as opposed to
Mondale, would not have to
worry about getting reelected in
And as if to counter the wide-
spread notion of Jackson's
alleged anti-Semitism and the
poisoning impact that it might
have on Jewish support for the
Democrats in general, Manatt
insisted that the highest
echelons of the Republican
Party have never been known to
be all that close to the Jewish
community either.
Thus. Manatt pointed out
hat there are today no Jews in
Falashas Press
'heir Desparate
An increasingly
lesperate portrait of
Conditions facing
Ethiopian Jewry in the
Northern Gondar province
vas presented here by
5imcha Desta, an
Ethiopian who recently
Bed his homeland. He
lelivered the keynote
[duress at a rally marking
V International Week of
Solidarity with Ethiopian
ewry attended by some
community activists.
Desta, who escaped Ethiopia
fer months of imprisonment
nd torture, portrayed a worsen-
fg situation of the plight of the
jthiopian Jews, known as the
Has. He said Jewish
? nagogues have been closed and
M local religious leaders are
objected to continued threats of
rrest and violence. These factors
gupled with the severe drought
pcting the region and the
Reased clashes between the
uitary and rebel groups, have
many Jews to flee the
"WE ARE Beta Yisrael," he
"tared. "We have used all of
wisdom and knowledge to
vive. Our faith in God is
ng, our spirit and our dream
?go to our homeland Israel will
F die As I speak today many
9h people in Ethiopia and
more in refugee camps
ntinue to suffer, to sleep on the
una without blankets, to go
"gfy and without water, to be
)r>ved of their rights to
"Remember," he said, "I'm
from Los Angeles. I know that
California crowd that surrounds
Reagan. I know how they
fuss made over White House
Press Secretary Larry Speakes'
public rift several weeks ago
with the then-chairman of the
President's Council of Economic
Advisers, Martin Feldstein, who
has since resigned to return to
his teaching post at Harvard
University. At a press briefing
in the White House at that
time, Speakes joked about the
correct pronunciation of
Feldstein's name whether it
was Feld-steen or Feld-stime.
The White House press corps
later suggested there were some
alleged innuendoes of anti-
Semitism in the tone of
Speakes' remarks. Speakes
flatly denied it.
I remember how they spoke
of Feldstein," Manatt said,
referring to the incident. He was
clearly seeking to drive home
his message that Jews have
something to worry about in the
Republican Party not just in
the Democratic Party
because of Jackson's increased
influence there.
Reagan's supporters in the
Jewish community quickly
dismiss the implications of
Manatt's tough comments. They
refer to Reagan's record of
support for Israel, going back to
his days as California's governor
during the 1967 Six-Day War,
when he joined in pro-Israeli
rallies. They also quote recent
statements by Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir and Defense
Minister Moshe Arens that
U.S.-Israeli relations have never
been better.
But as underlined by
Manatt's comments and the
very angry reaction of Reagan's
partisans, the struggle for
Jewish votes this year will be
intense. Mondale and his aides
agree that they will have to do
Discussing their 50-minute meeting with Soviets in San
Francisco are Reps, (left to right! Gerald Kleczka, Thomas
Foglietta, and Sander Levin. Not shown in photo is
California Congresswoman Barbara Boxer, who led the
Concessional delegation to the Democratic convention.
Israelis Deny Any Meetings
With Iranians in Paris
Israeli officials denied
any knowledge of a report-
ed meeting in Paris be-
tween representatives of
Israel and Iran. The
meeting took place at the
Swiss Embassy in Paris,
according to the
unconfirmed foreign news
Cabinet Secretary Michael Nir
said the report apparently
referred to a meeting three years
ago which was followed by Israeli
arms sales to Iran. Official
sources here said there have been
no arms deals between Irael and
Iran for at least two-and-a-half
Moshe Arens denied that Israel
was selling weapons to Iran when
he was in Washington late last
month. The issue arose after
former Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon claimed, during an earlier
visit to Washington, that Israel
and Iran had concluded some
deals involving military
hardware for strategic reasons.
Bill Raises Soviet Violations
Of Int'l. Laws Governing Mails
(JTA) Rep. Benjamin Gil-
man (R., N.Y.) introduced a bill
in the House instructing the U.S.
delegation to raise the issue of
Soviet violations of international
laws governing the mails at the
19th Congress of the Universal
Postal Union (UPU) in Ham-
burg, West Germany.
The bill also asks the UPU to
consider the violations and
possible sanctions against the
violators. A similar measure was
very well in the large industrial
states, where most Jews live, in
order to defeat Reagan.
other hand, sense that they
have an opportunity to capture
increased numbers of Jewish
votes. They cite several factors
Jesse Jackson's role in the
Democratic Party, the improved
state of l.'.S.-Israeli ties, and, ot
course, less parochial matters
involving the overal health of
the U.S. economy and other
social and political issues.
Dr. Marshall Breger, the
White House liaison to the
Jewish community, scored some
points in the running debate
against the Mondale forces
when he noted that the former
Vice President's two major
Middle East policy advisers are
David Aaron and Robert
Hunter, both of whom worked
for National Security Adviser
Zbigniew Brzezinski during the
four years of the Carter Admin-
istration. Brzezinski. of course,
is widely mistrusted in the
Jewish community because of
his often nasty comments about
Bregar made clear during a
recent presentation before
cticethe^jSreSgi.We *&"** ^ Senate recently
* the help of ou7 Jewish by Rudy BoschwiU (R.. Minn.).
thers around the world and
everyone concerned with
^n nghts."
'*yor Tom Bradley, in a
1 to the rally, lauded
efforts in rescuing
"opian Jew*.
Gilman's bill is the result of
year-long hearings in New York
City on "Soviet mail sabotage"
at which witnesses representing
Christian, Jewish, Ukrainian,
Russian-American and profes-
sional and academic groups testi-
fied that the Soviet authorities '
were deliberately interfering with
the overseas mails. According to
Gilman, this is a calculated
attempt to "cut the lifeline
between Soviet citizens and their
friends and relatives in the free
Gilman said his probe, con-
ducted under the Sub-committee
on Investigations of the House
Post Office Committee, turned up
2,388 exhibits clearly showing
Soviet sabotage of the inter-
national mails. Witnesses at the
New York hearing corroborated
earlier claims at hearings in
Washington and Chicago that
the KGB was methodically
screening all incoming and out-
going mails.
Jewish editors in Washington
that a major theme in the effort
to weaken Jewish support for
Mondale will be this alleged
Brzezinski connection hovering
over the campaign.
counsel and his unofficial liaison
to the Jewish community,
rejected this argument, noting
that Brzezinski was quite out-
spoken in his memoirs in
attacking Mondale for being too
pro-Israel during the Carter
Administration. Both Aaron and
Hunter. Ifshin said, have their
own views about Israel views
which are supposedly very dif-
ferent from those of Brzezinski.
This was further underlined
by Morris Amitay, the former
executive director of the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC). Amitay
has become very active in the
Mondale campaign this year.
Now a private political consult-
ant and lawyer in Washington,
he was often at bitter odds with
Brzezinski. The former AIPAC
lobbyst defended both Aaron
and hunter as solid supporters
of Israel.
All of which sets the stage for
a bitter battle for Jewish votes
this year. The final outcome is
far from certain.
Social Security Ruling Set
Aside To Open Appeals Battle
Setting aside a ruling made
last year which denied Supple-
mentary Security Income (SSI)
to a disabled Holocaust victim
because she receives reparations
from the West German govern-
ment, the federal Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeal has granted a
petition by Bet Tzedek Legal
Services, a local Jewish legal aid
society, for a rehearing of the
case, Terry Friedman, the
agency's legal director, reported.
According to an order filed
here June 12 and signed by Chief
Judge James Browning, a
majority of the 23 judges on the
Ninth Circuit voted to reconsider
the appeal of Felicia Grunfeder, a
45-year-old who is psycholog-
ically disabled from wartime
childhood injuries suffered in the
Warsaw Ghetto and in a Nazi
concentration camp. No date has
been set for the rehearing.
The rehearing decision came
almost exactly one year after a
panel made up of three judges of
the Ninth Circuit ruled unani-
mously in support of a lower
federal court ruling denying
Grunfeder's claim for SSI against
the Social Security Administra-
tion, which treats German
reparations payments as
"countable income" in determin-
ing eligibility for SSI, a federal
aid program for the needy
disabled, blind and elderly
Jana Zimmer, a Bet Tzedek at-
torney, said there are about
50,000 recipients of German
reparations living in the Untied
States. Bet Tzedek attorneys
estimate that several thousand
needy Holocaust survivors could
be affected by the outcome of the
Grunfeder case.
Grunfeder had been getting
SSI payments until it was deter-
mined she was also getting small
monthly benefits under the
German Restitution Act as com-
pensation for the injuries she
suffered during the war.
In the ruling nullifying Grun-
feder 's right to SSI payments,
the three-judge panel held that
reparations were no different
under the Social Security Act
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Congregations/Organizations Events
Saturay. Aug. 18, 8 p.m.. at
Temple Aha vat Shalom. Pace-
setters Couples Club is sponsor-
ing a "Topless" event. Dancing
and make your own sundae. S~
per couple. Reservations ac-
cepted up to Aug. 11 938-
6532 Rhonda Weissbein.
Wednesday. Aug. 29. 8 p.m..
Sisterhood will hold a tea for
new members at the home of
Nancy Maza. For reservations
and information call 785-3531.
Temple A ha vat Shalom is
hosting several membership
coffees throughout the month of
August. All those interested,
pleace call Audrv Sharman 784-
1744 or the Temple Office 785-
8811 for information.
Temple Bnai Israel, an affi-
liate of the UAHC. North
America's Reform movement, is
a Congregation of 650 families
that began in September. 1950.
Under the spiritual guidance
of Rabbi Arthur I. Baseman
since 1969. the Congregation
has continued to prosper within
the ralm of the liberal interpre-
tation of the Jewish faith.
Since the recent remodeling
and addition of facilities to the
Temple complex at 1685 South
Belcher Road. Clearwater. the
Congregation, which has so
much to offer to families, is now
seeking new members with
whom to share.
An exemplary Religious
School program for ages four
through seniors in high school is
under the direction of Zena W
The Congregation is sponsor-
ing a get-acquainted coffee for
families with Religious School
age children on Tuesday. Aug.
21. at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall.
At that time the professional
staff will share their philosophy
of Jewish education and demon-
strate the marvelous enrichment
possibilities available in the
Gorn Teaching-Learning Center
Interested people mav call the
. Temple Office at 531-5829 for
further information.
ST. Petersburg
Beach Group
The St. Petersburg Beach
Group of Hadassah will host a
luncheon on Aug. 15 at noon at
the Treasure Island Tennis and
Yacht Club to benefit the
Medical Research Program in
Israel. Donation $9 (Donor
Credit). Luncheon 86 Dane
Banks Accepted- For reserva-
tions call Rose Hatprin. 360-
and Mrs. Jacob Luaki hosted a'
barbeque dinner for college age
students on Wednesday. Aug. 8.
All college age students who'
will be going away to school
this year are asked to contact
the synagogue office with your
out-of-town mailing address so
CBI can keep in touch with you!
Pauline Rivkind lalmud
Torah. The afternoon Religious
School of Congregation Bnai
Israel is now accepting registra-
tions for the 1984-85 year. The
religious school year begins on
Tuesday. Sept. 4. Please call Ir-
ving Zummer, School Adminis-
trator, for further details.
Classes for children grades 3
through 7 meet Tuesday. Thurs-
day, and Sunday afternoons.
K'ton ton (Kindergarten
through 2nd grade) meets on
Sundays only. The Pauline
Rivkind Talmud Torah offers a
full program in Jewish History
and Bible, religious holidays and
customs, a children's choir, a
variety of special "clubs." and
Junior Congregation services.
Wine and Cheese Party. Con-
gregation B'nai Israel of St. Pe-
tersburg extends an invitation
to anyone who may be new to
the community, or presently un-
aifiliated with a synagogue, for
a "Get Acquainted Evening"
and Wine and Cheese Party on
Sunday. Aug. 26. at 7:30 p.m.
Please call the synagogue office
at 381-4900 for further informa-
Have you joined the Tampa
Bay Area Jewish Singles yet? If
not. please send your name,
address and phone number to:
Tampa Jewish Community-
Center. Attention Singles. 2808
Horatio. Tampa. FL 33609. and
enclose a check for $12 for
membership and mailing: $2 to
be on the mailing list only.
Saturday. Aug. 18. 9 p.m.
Tampa Bay .Area Jewish Singles
Dance at Harbor Town Condo-
miniums clubhouse, on Bay-
shore, in Clearwater. DJ music
provided by t>106 Pat George
$4 members: $5 non-members.
Cash bar $1. Munchies
Saturday. Aag. 25. Giggles
Comedy Lounge. Busch Blvd..
Tampa. Meet in front at 8 p.m
for the 9 p.m. show. Tickets $5
W.ANTED: Anyone interested
in starting OWLS (Older but
Wiser and Livelier Singles) or
anyone interested in starting a
Single Parents Group, please
call Anne Weisman (Tampa 872-
1506) or Gem Goldman (St.
Pete 57&0201).
The Clearwater Chapter of
Hadassah will have a "Grand
Slam for Hadassah" on
Wednesday. Aug. 15 at the
elegant Bon Appetx. Cocktails
will be served at 11:30 and
luncheon at 12 noon. Entertair.
ing will be Madame Nostalgia
and her cast of memories
Games of your choice wfll folio*
the entertainment. The cost b
S12 per person
The Clearwater Chapter of
Women's American ORT has
sent 120 needy children from
without oar community to see
the movie "Pippi Longstocking
on Aug. 2 at the Seminole Mai]
Theatre. This project is our first
annual fihn festival. We have
been trying to raise money to
enable several needy children
from the Ridge view Headstart
to sat this fihn We are sull
asking "* I of our commu-
nity to contribute to this worth-
while project with a tax
deductible donation. This money
win enable even more chldran
to have fonfiUad day.
Woman's Amancan ORT is a
global miaaiialina of 145.000
memotn operating on five con-
tinents whose purpose is to
rehabilitate students and adults
through training. It is also the
largest non-governmental voca-
tional education program in the
world, maintaining over 800
schools. Its students include the
poverty stricken inhabitants
seeking a new life and
youngsters trying to build
secure futures. Our United
States programs include New
York City. Miami, and Los An-
geles. Since we are a non-profit
organization, we are always
seeking new ways to raise funds
to support our schools.
Although the children have
already gone to the movies, we
are still asking the community
for their support. Please make
checks payable to Women's
American ORT. 2167 Wateroak
Drive. Clearwater. FL 33546. If
there are any questions call 536-
In 1948. Brandeis University
became the first Jewish
sponsored, non-sectarian Uni-
versity in the nation.
In that same year, that the
University was founded, the
Brandeis University National
Women's Committee began its
work. The Women's Committee
agreed to undertake the
complete support and mainte-
nance of the Brandeis Univer-
sity Library.
This nationwide organization
of volunteer women keeps
growing to supply scholars with
the necessary libraries. The
largest "friends of the library"
movement by the Women's
Committee b unique. The local
meetings offer women the op-
portunity to participate in high-
quality, university affiliated
academic, cultural, and special
Elinor Gordon, president of
the Suncoast Chapter of the
Brandeis University National
Women's Committee, has been
meeting with the new Executive
Board members to prepare a
program starting on Aug. 21.
A Membership Coffee will be
held on Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at
the home of Syd Green in
Sharon Oaks. The program will
update women's involvement
with Brandeis University.
Invitations and questions will
be answered bv calling Terry
Vogel at 797-9599 or Svd Green
at 535-9045.
Belle Goldstein at 785-3992
has information about excellent
new trips for those interested in
Judy Elkin. 397-6556. is
Chairman of the Book fund and
has announced that the special
New Year cards are available
Please calL Judy is also
introducing the service of
**g out Remembrance
messages upon receiving tele-
phone requests from members.
Interested friends are urged
to call Elinor Gordon at 584-
1000. for additional details on
the mini-courses, the Pot-Poorri
Series and the special programs
for professional and career
involved women.
The following are the Execu-
tive members for the Suncoast
Chapter: President Elinor
Gordon. Theme Adler. Anne
Baker. Louise Bobker. Judy
Elkm. Else Fiwnherg. Shiriey
Fiacher Dorothy Goldberger.
Batty Goodharc BaDe
'Goldstein. Syd Green. Lorraine
attend. Dues of to per member
will be payable in September.
We are working on plans for a
dinner theater party in the near
future. Friendship Club
members will receive more in-
formation next month.
The concert by Ruth Rubin,
sponsored by the Center on
Wednesday. July 25 was a huge
success. It was very rewarding
and we are proud to be a part of
it. Thank you. Rubin family!
We continue to solicit contri-
butions of S & H green stamps
to be used toward the purchase
of another van.
We have certified personnel at
the Center to assist you with
voter registration. Call Harry at
461-0222 if you need to register.
A monthly paper is being
planned by the Center which
will contain news of all orga-
nizations. Watch for it.
Abe Ader Post 246
July 22. a Flag Dedication
Ceremony was held at Reding-
ton Shores, officiated by De-
partment of Florida Trustee
Benjamin Wisotzky (acting
Commander 246). as Chaplain
Past National Executive Com-
mitteeman Joseph Charles, and
Officer of the Day. Solomon
Omanskv. Flag was dedicated
by Sallie Baker VAVS. in the
name of her beloved husband
Abe Charles Baker. The flag
was accepted by Vice President
of the Surf Side Bech Club
Herbert Mathiak. for the town
of Redington Shores. Abe
Charles Baker was well known
for his excellence in community
activities, particularly his roll in
the existence of Bay Pines
Veterans Memorial Park. He
was instrumental in obtaining
the bronze plaque that stands in
Williams Park. St. Petersburg
in memory of our Vietnam
Veterans, the town of Reding-
ton Shores joined Abe Ader
Post 246 in the dedication
services. A collation was served
by Mrs. Sallie Baker.
Aug. 17. The Post 246
sponsored Youth Volunteers at
Bay Pines VA Medical Center.
Joe Beckman. Jeff Hinds and
Jay Harwood will be rewarded
for their splendid work during
the summer months. Past Com-
mander Jack Avery. Veterans
Administration Voluntary
Services, will be there to present
a Certificate of Appreciation
from Post 246 to each young
All members are greatly con-
cerned for our Gulf Coast
District Commander Harry
Weiss. He is now at Bay Pines
VA Medical Center. Even
through his illness. this
remarkable man is still much
concerned with Jewish Veteran
affairs. He is avidly composing
illiams Park, St. Petersburg in
memory of our Vietnam I
Veterans. The town of Reding
ton Shores joined Abe Ader
Post 246 in the, dedication
services. A collation was served
by Mrs. Sallie Baker.
Aug. 17, The Post 246
sponsored Youth Volunteers it
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
Joe Beckman, Jeff Hinds and
Jay Harwood will be rewarded
for their splendid work during
the summer months. Past Com-
mander Jack Avery. Veterans
Administration Voluntary
Services, will be there to present
a Certificate of Appreciation
from Post 246 to each young
All members are greatly con-
cerned for our Gulf Coast
District Commander Harry
Weiss. He is now at Bay Pines
VA Medical Center. Even
through his illness, this
remarkable man is still much
concerned with Jewish Veteran
affairs. He is avidly composing
a short story praising the
attributes of the staff and
volunteers at Bay Pines VA
Games, Monte Carlo, visita-
tions and other volunteer dutiet
are continuously being carried
out, by our members.
Paul Surenky Post 409
Aug. 26 The Post and
Auxiliary will service the
veterans at Bay Pines Hospital
with games, refreshments, etc
Please contact Betty Cohen il
you can assist at 799^2259.
Gladys Fishman has a very
enjoyable and exciting table ol
events planned for the coming
Regular meetings of the Post I
and Auxiliary are every second
Tuesdav of the month at the
Golda "Meir Center 302 S.
Jupiter St. at 7:30 p.m.
Auxiliary Board meetings are at
every first Monday of the
month at different Board
members homes.
Post and Auxiliary visitation
every fourth Sunday of the,
month at Bay Pines Hospital to
service our veterans.
All prospective members wel-
come. For further information
please contact Gladvs Fishman |
August 3 8:19 p.m
August 10 8:13 pm
August 17 8:07 p.m
August 24 8:00 p.m
August 31 7:52 p.m
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Perverse Satisfaction
Arabs Abroad Enjoy Israeli Deadlock
Arab world appears to
take an almost perverse
satisfaction in the failure
of the Israeli elections to
give a clear-cut victory to
either Labor or Likud.
A survey of the Arabic press
and reports by the French
media from Arab capitals indic-
ated a degree of relief that the
Labor Party, widely assumed to
be more amenable to compro-
mise than its rival, was not
given a mandate to form the
next government.
cially strong in Syria where the
French press quoted officials as
saying that the election of
Labor Party leader Shimon
Peres to be Prime Minister
probably would have given new
impetus to the Reagan "peace
plan" of September 1, 1982
which excluded Syria. It would
have resulted, these sources
said, in a new American attempt
to push Israel and Jordan into
negotiations from which Syria
would be excluded.
French news reports from
Damascus said the Syrians also
believe that Labor's "defeat"
will keep Palestine Liberation
Organization chief Yasir Arafat
from reaching agreement with
King Hussein of Jordan for
joint negotiations with Israel.
The Likud government's pre-
election pledge not to return an
inch of territory will prevent the
PLO and Jordan from adopting
any joint stand on the West
Bank, Syrian sources said.
This apparently is all to the
good from Damascus' point of
view. The Syrian news agency
stressed that "no solution to the
Middle East crisis can be found
without active Syrian parti-
THE CLOSEST thing to an
official Syrian reaction to the
Israeli elections came from
Foreign Minister Faruk Al
Shareh who said the results
"reflect the Israeli moral crisis,
itself a result of the bellicose
policy pursued by the (Likud)
government in Lebanon and
The French News Agency,
Agence France Presse, said that
Jordan is relieved by Labor's
failure because the election of
Peres would have meant a new
Israeli initiative based on "the
Jordanian option." Amman
considers this "a dangerous
trap," according to the AFP.
But the Jordanians fear never-
theless that continuation of a
Likud administration would
mean even more intensive
Israeli colonization of the West
In Lebanon, government
sources declined official com-
ment on the election results
because "Israel is too near and
too powerful for us to speak out
on any Israeli internal issue."
But officials in Beirut were
quoted as warning the Lebanese
media not to believe that a
Labor-led Israeli government
would be an easier negotioating
partner than the Likud-led
contrasted sharply with the dis-
appointment openly expressed
by Palestinian leaders on the
West Bank that Labor failed to
win the election.
In Cairo, Egyptian Foreign
Minister Esmat Abdel Meguid
called on Israel's next govern-
ment "to take immediate steps
to end the occupation of
Lebanon and other Arab terri-
tories and to start negotiations
1 for a just solution to the Pales-
tinian problem in all its
Egyptian officials refused to
say publicly whether they
preferred a Labor or Likud
government. Privately, they
professed not to care one way or
the other. "It is all the same to
us," one official was quoted as
The Cairo daily Al Ghomurya
said that the "only winner in
(the Israeli) elections is Israeli
intransigence." The daily Al
Ahram predicted that "nothing
will move (in the Middle East)
until after the American Presi-
dential elections."
Morocco's Hassan Awards Jewish
Leader With 'Order of the Throne'
302 South Jupiter, Clearwater, Florida 33515 813-461-0222
During the summer months
Jewish xJk
Arnold & Gnmdwog
'00 IW $|. N. ST. mi. R. IPN
...The only firm dedicated
to serving Jewish families
the library hours are from 10 to
12 noon Monday through
The Neighborly Senior
Services sponsors a kosher hot
lunch Monday through Friday
at the Golda Meir Center.
Please call Gloria for reserva-
tions and transportation at 446-
Monday Mornings 10:30
a.m. weekly: Weight Control-
Healthy Eating Program.
Dr. Bob Davis, Nutritionist
and Gerontologist will examine
your individual eating habits.
Private weigh-in sessions.
Informal discussions of Con-
versational Hebrew and Great
Decisions will continue their
Monday and Tuesday and
Thursday meetings.
Trips to shopping malls,
summer movie matinees or sites
of your choice in the CIRFF
van. This is open to people who
would like to come to the Golda
Meir Center who ordinarily
cannot come due to difficulty
with transportation. Call Joanne
(461-0222) for further
Curt Mayer is available to
help people with their Health
Insurance Forms. Call Fran for
an appointment (461-0222).
The Golda Meir Center would
like to give a big "Thank You"
to Shirley Felmus, Herb and
Mavis Schwartz, Rose M.
Goldstein, and Harold Feingold
for their contributions of
S and H Green Stamps.
Also, a big "Thank You" to
the Republic Bank for their
generous contribution, and to
the Suncoase Section of the
National Council of Jewish
Women for their contribution
towards a ceramic kiln.
head of Morocco's Jewish com-
munity, David Amar, was
awarded the high decoration of
"Officer in the Order of the
Throne" by King Hassan at
ceremonies held at the Royal
Palace here, the World Jewish
Congress reported.
Amar, a prominent business-
man, is secretary-general of the
Council of Jewish Communities
of Morocco, the central repre-
sentative body of Moroccan
Jewry and the WJC affiliate
In conjunction with the WJC,
Amar organized the historic
conference of Moroccan Jews in
the country two months ago. It
was attended by leaders of Jew-
ish communities throughout the
world headed by WJC president
Edgar Bronfman and included a
large Israeli delegation of
Knesset members and
prominent officials.
The award ceremony at the
Royal Palace was held on the
occasion of the King's birthday
and received wide media
attention in the country.
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JCC News

The Jewish FVoridian of Pinellas County /Friday, August 10, 1984
how unique it is. A special
Fred Margous, thank you to Susan Shapiro
Executive Director who composed this poster -
, what a terrific job!
Charle, W. Ekruch, ^ ^ of yQu ^ m fc
plan ahead (which is always a
good idea) Camp Kadima dates
for next summer will be June 17
through Aug. 9. Thanks again
to each of you, especially the
Camp Committee, for making
this summer the best ever!
Senior Friendship Club Newa
The Senior Friendship Club
will be sponsoring a picnic at
the Jewish Community Center
on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m.
Bring your bathing suit and
enjoy a swimbefore lunch. You
are asked to bring your own
lunch the Club will provide
coffee and dessert. This is a
great chance to catch up on all
the summer news from other
club members.
A sea cruise on the SS
Dolphin is also planned by Club
members for Sept. 10. This is a
four day cruise and includes all
meals (seven a day!), deluxe ac-
commodations, transportation to
and from the Port of Miami,
cocktail party, free wine with
dinner and port taxes. The ship
will be docking in both Nassau
Freeport and a full day at
Dolphin Cove, a private island.
This is your chance to really
relax and enjoy yourselves
before the holidays, while enjoy-
ing being with a great group of
friends. For further information
on either of these events, please
contact either Irving Silverman,
821-6483 or Sherry at the JCC,
344-5795. Hope to have you
JCC Offers Sat Prep Course
The Jewish Community
Center is proud to announce the
addition of SAT tutoring to its
list of other programs offered to
the community.
This course is designed for
high school juniors and seniors
who will be taking the National
SAT teat this fall for college
placement. The course is
designed to provide help in both
areas: math and english
Classes began on Tuesday,
July 31 and are being held on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
from 7 to 9. Classes will have no
more than four students.
Teacher for this class will be
Mrs. Mariam Paikowsky, MA,
who has an excellent back-
ground in this field. For further
information, or to register for
class, please contact Sherry at
the JCC.
Only Four Spaces Left For Post
Camp Kadima
Only four spaces are still
available at the Jewish Com-
munity Center's Post Camp
Kadima. Dates are Monday,
Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug.
24. Activities will include arts
and crafts, swim, music, drama,
dance, gymnastics, sports, field
trips and hot kosher lunches
each day. Hours are from 9:15
a.m. until 3:45 p.m. with
extended care hours of 7 a.m.
until 6 p.m. also available for
working parents. Contact Diana
Witkowski today to reserve one
of these few remaining places.
Latin-Jewish Hebraica
Club Opens In Miami
MIAMI (JTA) A new kind
of Jewish community center is
functioning here, Miami
Hebraica, with 400 Latin-Jewish
families as members and the
club hopes to recruit another
400 from the area's 2,000
Spanish-speaking Jewish
Miami Hebraica was
described in a recnt issue of the
Jewish Floridian as the north-
ernmost outpost of a chain of
Latin American Jewish social
and athletic clubs.
Moises Gorin, president, said
25 percent of the members come
from Cuba: 25 percent from
Colombia: 15 percent from
Argentina, and most of the rest
from other Latin American
countries. About four percent of
the members are non-Latin,
native American Jews.
Gorin said they represent a
variety of professions and many
are active in the general Jewish
community. He said the club
differs from the conventional
Jewish center in that its goal is
to make social and athletic acti-
Camp Kadima Ends Season
With A Bang!
It is hard to believe that eight
weeks of Camp Kadima has
come and gone so quickly. The
children have really enjoyed the
final weeks of camp which
included such special events as
Michael Jackson Look-A-Like
day. with a special appearance
by a special quest. Maccabiah
Week. Color War. the Carnival,
trips to 98-Rock radio station, a
visit by the Sky-10 Helicopter,
visits from Officer Ollie and
Mickey the Monkey and a new
* outlook on our environment
thanks to Nature Week.
The children enjoyed their
daily activities which included
horseback riding, computer
classes, arts and crafts, music,
dance, gymnastics, swimming
and lots of sports. The best
thing about camp was the
making of new friends and
enjoying each other's company.
The overnight for Kadima on
Aug. 2, was. as always, a huge
success. The children enjoyed
the scavenger hunt and
whispering to their friends into
the wee hours. The teen group.
Safari. Caravan, Cits and Lit's
are still talking about the great
six days they spent in Williams-
burg, Virginia and will remem-
ber this trip for years to come.
A special good-by to our
friends from other countries who
will be going back after camp.
We enjoyed having you with us
and look forward to welcoming
you back next year.
A special good-by also to
many of our counselors who will
be returning to school and
college. We enjoyed having you
with us this summer and hope
you will be returning next year.
Thanks for making camp such a
safe and happy experience for
the children.
For those of you who have
asked, we do have extra copies
of this year's fantastic Camp
Kadima Poster for sale in our
office. People are still talking
about what a beautiful arrange-
ment of pictures it includes and
vities family affairs.
Gorin described Miami
Hebraica as a copy of Jewish
clubs in Latin America where
the goal is to have something to
do for every member from
children to the elderly. He said
the Miami club offers its
members the chance to preserve
their Latin-Jewish culture
including language, dress and
culinary arts.
He said the Latin-Jewish
symbiosis is nowhere mort
evident than in food items
prepared by the Hebraica's
women's committee. These
include platanos tzimmbes, pins
colada kugel, malanga latkes
and guava strudel. Kitchen faci-
lities are strictly kosher and
Jewish holidays are respected,
though club facilities may be
used on Saturdays.
Diario, a newspaper of club
happenings and Jewish news
from Latin America. U
published monthly at the center
by club member Jose Hadida. a
Miami architect.
Update on Falashas
Order Issued
TEL AVIV (JTA) A back-
to-work order by the Health
Ministry ended the strike
Wednesday of some 800 em-
ployees of the Magen David
Adorn. Israel's counterpart to
the Red Cross. They had walked
off the job in a wage dispute
with the result that ambulance
service was suspended, includ-
ing mobile intensive care units
for heart attack victims and
blood banks at MDA centers
were closed.
Baruch Tegene. an Ethiopian
Jew who has rescued over 50 of
his fellow Falashas and brought
them to Israel, gave a group of
Congressional aides an update
on the dire circumstances of the
Falashas inside Ethiopia as well
as those inside the refugee
camps in Sudan.
The meeting was sponsored
and attended by leaders of the
North American Jewish
Students Network and the
National Jewish Law Students
Network. Moshe Ronen.
president of NAJSN. was
Tegene stressed that inside
Ethiopia most of the young men
are gone from the villages,
leaving only women, children
and old men to fend against
famine and government
9,000 to 10.000 refugees who
fled Ethiopia leaving behind all
their property in the hope of
getting to Israel, are beset with
problems of hunger, polluted
water, and prejudice ot their
Christian and Moslen neighbors
in the camps. Tegene said the
refugees had to go great
distances to obtain water which'
is badly polluted, resulting in j
diarrhea which kills many|
The young Jewish leaders!
rested after a six hour fast ill
front of the Soviet Embassy I
earlier in the day on behalf oil
Soviet Jewish Prisoner oil
Conscience, Zakhar Zuul
shain, discussed steps Congress
could take in working with the'
Sudanese government to botainj
the release of the Falashas.
There is the possibility that j
as many as 20 a week could be.
released for family reunification
with relatives already in Israel,
and a similar number for 1
medical reasons, the young Jew |
The Congressional aides I
suggested that the student
leaders confer with M. Peter
McPherson, head of AID, to
help speed up food assistance |
for the refugee camp.
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