The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County

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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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Jewish Floridian
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Fred K. Shochet
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'"Jewish ncridian
Number 18
Of PineII as County
st- Petersburg, Florida Friday, September?, 1984
Price 35 Cents
vernor Bob Graham to Receive 3 MK's Departed From ^
IF Tree of Life'Award Sept. 11 Required Form of Oath
Bob Graham will be
with the Jewish
ind's coveted "Tree of
rd at a gala Dinner -
Jbe held on Tuesday,
|at the Tampa Hyatt
iotel. In announcing
(tion of Governor
^r the JNF's highest
Charlotte Jacobson,
|ot the JNF, cited the
continued and
efforts toward the
In and betterment of
ting that the Jewish
Fund, which has
160,000,000 trees in
built mommoth
roads and highways
the Negev into an
miracle and con-
>arren hill sides of the
rhards and farms .
Bhed a "Tree of Life"
Gov. Graham
award. For the tree represents life
The award is given in recogni-
tion of outstanding community
involvement. Some former
recipients of the JNF's "Tree of
Life" award include President
Gerald R. Ford, Governor Nelson
Rockefeller, the Rev. Martin
Luther King, Bob Hope, Senator
Alfonse D'Amato, Mayor Bob
Martinez, George Karpay and
Donald Trump.
Chairmen of the September
11th testimonial dinner are Hugh
F. Culverhouse. Tampa Bay
Buccaneers; Lester Hirsch, Jr.,
E.F. Hutton Co.; George Kar-
pay, Centex-Karpay, Centex
Homes of Florida, Inc.
Keynote speaker for the
evening will be Jerome S. Cardin,
J.D., from Baltimore, Maryland
who serves as president of the
National Leadership Council of
the Jewish National Fund.
For further information about
the Dinner, please contact the
JNF office at (813) 933-TREE.
Three newly-elected members of
Knesset departed from the re-
quired form of the oath of office
when they were sworn in at the
opening of the 11th Knesset last
week, but Attorney General
Yitzhak Zamir has ruled that the
three must be regarded as valid
members of Knesset. But he
stressed that, in the future, new
members should adhere to the
principle that oaths be taken ac-
cording to the wording of the law
without change.
Under that law, each elected
Board of Rabbis Elect Officers
enneth Bromberg of
on Beth Sholom,
has been elected
the Pinellas County
abbis. He succeeds
Bresky of Temple
ilom. Palm Harbor.
Vice President, the
elected Rabbi Sher-
ner of Congregation
Seminole, and, as
easurer, Rabbi Ira
Temple Beth El, St.
of Rabbis, in addi-
Dmoting collegiality
rabbis of the com-
racts cooperatively
ewish Federation of
jnty and the various
lizations in the corn-
tie voice of synagogue
"nellas County. The
Rabbis also works
Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg
closely with the Pinellas County
Va'ad Hakashrut, chaired by
Rabbi Jacob Luski of Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg
which provides kashrut super-
vision for the community. Ongo-
ing liaison is also maintained
with rabbinic colleagues in
Tampa as well as with the Tampa
Bay Jewish Educators Council.
Annually, the Pinellas County
Board of Rabbis plans and
presents the community-wide
Holocaust Memorial Service.
Rabbi Bromberg came to Beth
Shalom in 1982 from Omaha,
Nebraska. Observing that our
community is populated by a
preponderance of people from
elsewhere, the new president of
hte Board of Rabbis looks to the
continuing development of a
more cohesive Pinellas County
Jewish community even while we
retain the effervescence and
vitality that diversity brings.
wish Law Students
>ek Seat on American Bar Board
I The National
w Students Net-
continue seeking
Ithe four ex-officio
n the Board of
Ws of the American
Association's Law
Division despite
;tion of the Jewish
|>y the board last
joldberg, a student at
*n Law School here.
and Craig Zetley of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin at Madison
Law School, co-chairpersons of
the Network, said the Jewish
group would reapply in
November at the next ABA Law
Students Division Meeting.
Board of Governors which met
during the ABA convention in
Chicago last week, would not of-
ficially give any reason for its
rejection, according to Goldberg.
"Some of the governors said
that Jews are no longer a
minority, nor are they discrim-
inated against in the legal profes-
dier Is Piano Finalist
|L AVIV (JTA) A 19-year-old Israeli soldier
i selected as one of the three finalists in the 40th
competition for young pianists, the America-
lultural Foundation has announced.
[SAID THAT Danny Gortler, of Ramat Gan, had
I of the four Israeli contestants from among the 90
Bred for the competition.
Jo Israelis were eliminated in the first round, and
I in the second round. The field was narrowed to
I, and a Brazilian and a Japanese.
Knesset member must declare, "I
undertake," after the full text of
the oath is read by the Knesset
secretary. Avraham Verdiger of
Morasha and Elizer Waldman of
Tehiya added the words: "God
willing." Rabbi Meir Kahane of
Kach added the words: "And I
will safeguard your Torah always
and forever."
Zamir declared, in his formal
opinion, that the three should
have been asked to take the cor-
rect oath at the time, but now it
was too late, and their oaths of
office could not be nullified.
sion," she said.
Zetley noted that this was
"ironic" since "the board did in
effect discriminate against us.
Some of the governors voted
against us because they said we
are a religious organization."
Goldberg said two of the ex-
officio seats were held by the
National Student Bar Associa-
tion and a national Black
students group which supported
the network bid. She said that at
the Chicago meeting, the
Women's Law Student Caucus
was admitted, which leaves only
one seat still open.
THE NETWORK was formed
two years ago at a meeting of 30
law school students in Boston.
Last March, 250 Jewish law
students from 55 schools met in
Washington and adopted a
constitution which opens
membership to any Jewish law
Among the group's goals are to
stimulate the development of
local Jewish law student groups
in as many law schools as pos-
sible and to articulate consensus
positions on public policy ques-
Paris Bank Leumi Bombed
PARIS (JTA) A bomb
exploded last week outside the
Bank Leumi Leisrael, slightly
damaging the main entrance and
window panes. The bomb, de-
scribed by police as small but
highly professional, went off
shortly before midnight while
neighboring cafes and restau-
rants were crowded.
Because of the exceptionally
warm weather, many people were
sitting at the time of the blast at
outdoor sidewalk cafes. A police
spokesman said it was "a
miracle" no one was injured.
say it is evident the bomb was set
off by anti-Israeli terrorists, but
no group has yet claimed respon-
sibility for the attack. The
Minister of Interior, Pierre Joxe,
and the head of the Paris Police
Department, viewed the damage
and said the police department
has been instructed to spare no
effort to try and identify the ter-
The blast was the third attack
against the Paris branch of the
Israeli bank. An extremist left-
wing French terrorist, Frederic
Oriach, was sentenced in June,
1983 to a six-year prison term
after he was found guilty of
having instigated several anti-
Israel attacks, including one
against Bank Leumi. Oriach said
at the time he was "an anti-
Israeli Marxist revolutionary"
but denied a role in the attacks.
Rumania's Rabbi 'Grateful'
No Extradition Move
Reported in Trifa Case
PARIS (JTA) Portu-
guese officials said that they
have received no request from
any country for the extradition of
Rumanian Orthodox Archbishop
Valerian Trifa who was deported
from the United States for his
role in the fascist Iron Guard that
killed thousands of Jews during
World War II.
Trifa arrived in Lisbon with a
short-term visitor's visa and has
applied for a permanent resi-
dent's permit. The officials said
"Portugal will apply the law,"
but added that for the time being
there are no legal obstacles for
Trifa's stay there. Portuguese
officials said they were unaware
of Trifa's Iron Guard activities
when they agreed to let him
enter, but that they will investi-
gate his past.
Since entering Portugal, Trifa
has denied any involvement in
the pogrom in Bucharest in Jan-
uary, 1941.
Rumanian Chief Rabbi Moses
Rosen said that Rumanian Jews
are "deeply grateful to the
American government for having
at long last exposed Trifa's past
and expelled him." Rosen, who
began a campaign against Trifa
in 1961, also thanked the Ruman-
ian government and the Ruman-
ian Orthodox Church in Bucha-
rest for constantly backing the
demands for Trifa's exposure.
Rosen told the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency that "43 years
later it is legally impossible to
punish Trifa for his crimes under
the statute of limitations. The
survivors of Rumania's Jewry
now wish him long life, a life of
wandering across the world with
the mark of Cain inscribed on his

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program ner children leanr to
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Holocaust Survivors-2nd Generation
Holocaust Nirvivcra 2nd
Generation is a group that has
been meeting monthly for almost
two vears now The group ts
made up of children of survivors
and their purpose is to educate
'.Smseivws and others on the
*- -rg of the hok The group consists of more
than 30 people Jiving in Fineilas
and Hillsborough Counties They
hav partKtpated m discussions
on the Holocaust from books and
lectures and partjcspated in such
activitass as the
service for Yam
The group meets reguiarty m
each others homes on the fourth
Sundav of every month The next
meeting wril "be beki Sunday.
Sept 22 If you are a child of a
survivor and would like further
mformaticn on these meetings
you can contact Mrs- Ira Lee at
^_- Coast Jewish Faaaly
Service at 4-to-1006
.redoing so much to enrich each ^. Project Director, at 38i.
others" tivea." The Schlosingers Z373-
bavT been telling their friends the The Adopt- A-Grandchild
very same thing. Families and Project ia funded jointly by the
seniors please join ua by Juvenile Welfare Board and the
contacting Ms. Carol Unger- Jewish Federation.
Jewish Media Relations
Council Special Wins Award
number of dedicated people can
make a large impact with the
proper relationship with the
The JMRC also produces
Dimenstonj. a weekly discussion
program that explores today's
moral, religious, political and
social issues. It airs en Stortr
Cable, the JMRC also plans a
special to be finished in January.
For more information or
memberships call Judy Zirnmer.
man at 784-7809.
The Jewish Media Relations
Council proudly announced that
ks special Holocaust. S'evtr
Again has won a special com-
mendation from the Simon
Wiesenthal Center. Rabbi
Abraham Cooper. Assoaate
Dean of the Wiesenthal Center.
described the special as "ex-
ceptionally well put together.
sensitive, and informative."
Rabbi Jan Bresky. Executive
Director of the JMRC and co-
producer of the special, com-
mented. This is proof a small
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Friday, September 7,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
eir Center
302 South Jupiter, Clearwater, Florida 33515 813-461 0222
November 7,1984
Second Annual Golda Men-
Fund Raising Dinner
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sept. 17-Oct. 22, (Monday)
9:20 a.m.-Noon, Intermediate
(CE 607-014).
Oct. 25-Dec. 6, (Thursday) 9:20
a.m.-Noon. Beginning (CE 607-
018). (Noclass 11-22).
Nov. 5-Dec. 10, (Monday) 9:20
a.m.-Noon, Intermediate (CE
This course is designed to
introduce participants to paint-
ing in oil colors. Emphasis is
placed upon mixing paint,
handling the brush, and the
problem of verying degree of
mechanical techniques. No
special degree of ability or train-
ing is needed beyond enthusiasm
and a willingness to learn.
FEE: $5 6 meetings.
Instructor: Sharon Evans.
Sept. 19-Oct. 24, (Wednesdays)
l:30-4:30p.m. (CE 607-021).
This seminar is an opportunity
for persons who have recently
experienced the death of a loved
one to share feelings, receive and
give emotional support and learn
ways of facilitating the grief
FEE: $5 6 meetings.
Instructors: Carol Bettman and
Shirley Fleming Perry.
Sept. 26-Oct. 30, (Tuesdays)
l:30-3:30p.m. (CE 607-015).
This seminar is an opportunity
for participants to join in a
discussion group on various
topics concerning the human
needs of the senior adult. Enjoy a
cup of coffee while sharing your
views and hearing others' views
on topics you and your instructor
will choose that are especially of
interest to you.
FEE: $5 6 meetings.
Instructor: Rose Marie "Red"
Sept. 26-Nov. 14, (Wednesday)
lOa.m.-Noon. (CE 607-016).
This course is designed for
those who have knowledge of the
language, but may not have used
the language for many years.
Course will feature a review of the
accepted standard of pronun-
ciation and grammar. Reading
and writing will be emphasized
and studies in literature will be
PEE: $6 6 meetings.
Instructor: Miriam Weisbord.
Sept. 26-Nov. 14, (Wednesday)
lOa.m.-Noon. (CE 607-017).
This course will focus on the
elements of art found in the great
masterpieces of the ages. Such
topics as "How to Look at a
Painting" and "What to Listen
for in Music" will be covered.
Great works from the Renais-
sance would include the painting
and sculpture of Michelangelo
and Leonardo Da Vinci. Impres-
sionist painters such as Manet,
Degas, and Monet will be dis-
cussed, as well 12 20th Century
artists such as Picasso and
Braque. The world's greatest
composers from Bach to Stra
"Mky will be featured. Coku
slides, filam and recordings will
be used to embellish each session.
Fee: $5 8 meetings. Instructor:
Gwen Cohenour.
Oct. 25-Dec. 20, (Thursday) 10
a.m.-Noon. (CE 607-019). (No
class 11-22).
This course is designed for
small study groups for the
purpose of discussion and aware-
ness of foreign policy issues.
Participants will have an oppor-
tunity to express their views in
the group and, through ballot
system, express their opinions to
the Department of State and
Congress. Eight critical policy
issues that are facing the United
States have been selected for
discussion in this course. A
reading text is included in the
FEE: $5 8 meetings.
Instructor: Marguerite Slack.
NOTE: A REFUND request
must be made "in writing" before
the second meeting of class.
Menorah Manor Founders
Association Established
The creation of the Menorah
Manor Founders Association was
announced by Ted Wittner,
Board Chairman, and Irwin
Miller, President. The Founders
Association is being established
to recognize those special friends
of Menorah Manor whose sup-
port and devotion have spurred
the dream of a Home for Jewish
Living to soon become a reality.
This will be an ongoing Asso-
ciation with the goal of en-
couraging others to add their
names and commitment to the
highest level of giving. Once the
Capital Campaign has been
completed, donations from the
Founders Association members
and others will be utilized to
continue providing the higehst
quality of care and services of
older adults in West Central
The first Annual Founders
Association Dinner is being
planned for Sept. 25. A highlight
of the evening will be the guest
speaker, Governor Bob Graham,
and tour of Menorah Manor. The
dinner, to be held at Menorah
Center, is being planned by a
committee chaired by Betty
Sembler and Sonya Miller.
Menorah Manor, located in St.
Petersburg, is the only Jewish
Home for the Aged on the West
Central Coast of Florida. Due to
open in Early 1985, the Home will
feature a full range of medical,
psychological and social services
for older adults, with a kosher
meal program in a Jewish en-
More information concerning
membership in the Founders
Association or other charitable
opportunities at Menorah Manor
is available by contacting the
office at area code 813,345-2775.
Jewish Day School In The Press
The-birth, growth and success
of the Pinellas County Jewish
Day School are chronicled in a
recent issue of the Observer. The
Observer is the journal of the
Jewish Educators Assembly. The
article highlights the school's
history from a dream to the
reality of a kindergarten through
sixth grade school, serving
children from Dunedin to St.
Petersburg, Florida.
According to the article, the
"Jewish Day School has
established itself in the
surrounding geographical area
and is gaining further momen-
tum." The Pinellas County Jew-
ish Day School was also featured
in the Religion section of the St.
Petersburg Times on Aug. 25.
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School is a beneficiary
agency of the Combined Appeal
of Jewish Federation of Pinellas
For 5745
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Individual Items Also Available
"Ask For Ran"
1890 B Drew Street, CLW
Roni Sue Shapiro
Oct. 2, (Tuesday-meets
12:30-1:30, Advanced
Beginners. 1:30-2:30, Beginners.
Learn to read and write Hebrew.
From Aleph Bet to master of
Siddur. Cost: $10, includes book.
Register by calling Joanne or
Fran at the Golda Meir Center
(461-0222), or stop in and sign up.
A conversational Yiddish class
will begin on Nov. 7 at noon at
the Golda Meir Center. Bernie
Panush and Lil Silberzweig will
lead the group. If interested in
joining the group, please call 461-
Dr. Bob Davis, Nutritionist
and Gerontologist, leads a group
on Monday mornings at 10:30
a.m. Dr. Davis will examine your
individual eating habits and
discuss nutrition with the group.
Private weigh-in sessions are
Channa Avidor
September 10 (Monday), 9:30
to 12. For students with an
advanced knowledge of Hebrew.
Emphasis placed on speaking
and grammar. Cost: $25.
IDF Kills
2 Terrorists
In Clash
Defense Force soldiers killed two
terrorists in a clash in south
Lebanon, the army reported.
There were no Israeli casualties.
The clash occurred some six kilo-
meters east of Tyre. The two
terrorists had been carrying large
quantities of explosive and
sabotage equipment at the time
they were killed.
In other incidents, a Katyusha
rocket was fired at an IDF posi-
tion near Lake Karoun on the
eastern sector. There were no
No Preference Voiced
The Council of Jewish Settle-
ments in Judaea, Samaria and
the Gaza Strip adopted a resol-
ution last week calling for a na-
tional unity government, but
refrained from stating which
party it preferred.
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Bar /Bat Mitzvahs Banquets 1
Weddings Dinners
Receptions liJK Parties \
adairis mcrnk.
ctiwlbboar j rjulf nesont
cl<*ciuu> 430 South Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33515
Clearwater s Conservative Synagogue
Cordially invites you to
Shabbat Services and an Oneg Shabbat
Friday Evening September 14,1984 8:00 p.m.
We'd Like To Meet You...
We'd Like You To Meet Us!
Kenneth Bromberg, Rabbi
Irving N. Kety, President
Congregation Beth Shalom
1325 S. Belcher Road
Clearwater, Florida 33546

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of PinellaB County Friday, September 7,1984
Israel's Elections
Jews are often accused of doing
things to excess. We eat too
much; spend too much on
simchas: push our children too
hard. etc. We are e race of chronic
It was only natural, therefore,
that when Jews finally got a
chance to put together their own
state after 2.000 years of
statelessness they would strive
for the best democracy in the
history of humankind.
Ironically, the fact that Israel's
electoral system is, in a sense, too
democratic explains why the
state's current leaders have had
so much trouble forming a
In their drive for excellence,
the framers of Israel, democracy
examined the world's other
democracies, evaluating each
one's strengths and weaknesses.
i After all. there weren't many to
look at. i
They were impressed with the
American presidential system,
but questioned its winner-take-
all" character. "Is it fair." they
asked, "that 49.99 percent of the
electorate might vote for a
candidate, and have nothing to
show for their efforts?"
They also had doubts about
electing legislators geo-
graphically. "Is it fair." they
asked, "that a political party
supported by 10-15 percent of the
voters nationwide might fail to
win even one Knesset seat
because it could not muster a
majority in any one electoral
The system fashioned by Isra-
el's founders is called propor-
tional representation:
1. Each of Israel's approxima-
tely 2.5 million voters. Jew and
Arab, receives the same ballot.
The country i6 one large electoral
2. The ballot lists slates of
candidates for the Knesset's 120
seats proposed by the various
3. The voter casts only one
vote: for the parry of choice.
Voters cannot pick some can-
didates from one slate and some
from another.
4. The percentage of the total
national vote won by a party
determines the number of seats it
has in the next Knesset. Ten
percent of vote wins ten percent
of the Knesset: 12 seats. These
are filled by the first 12 names of
the party's slate.
5 The only exception to this
mathematical rule is that a party
must win a minimum one percent
of the vote to gain Knesset repre-
In many ways, this is a mode!
of democratic purity. The relative
ease of gaining Knesset repre-
sentation draws parties repre-
senting many different political
ideologies into the national
debate. Undc a two-party
system. those expressing
minority opinions are limited to
making bold speeches at political
conventions, nominating can-
didates who lose, and struggling
for a few crumbs in the party's
platform (which is usually
disregarded by the victorious
candidates). In Israel, any
minority can win one percent of
the Knesset
Consequently, the Knesset is
an accurate reflection of Israeli
attitudes. If tec percent of the
electorate wants representatives
pressing for Orthodox prero-
gatives, the Orthodox parties will
have 12 seats.
Moreover, few votes are
"wasted' on parties failing to
gain Knesset representation. In
July, more than 97 percent of the
votes cast were for parties
electing at least one Knesset
Now for the bad news
The system attracts too many
parties Twenty-seven of them
participated in the last elections
This electoral stampede
precludes any one party's gaining
the parliamantary majority lat
least 61 seats), needed to elect a
Prime Minister and Cabinet
Every government in Israels
history has been a coalition of
two or more parties.
At best, coalition politics gives
inordinate power to smaller
parties, should their support be
needed by either of the two
parties to reach the magical 61-
seat plateau. Although they have
never won more than 13 percent
of the vote, the Orthodox have
maintained a stranglehold on Is-
rael's religious life, blocked
progressive legislation and
exacted huge government
subsidies for their institutions by
being willing participants in
every Government since the first.
At worst, the distribution of
Knesset seats among a wide
diversity of parties can create a
situation best described as
electoral gridlock": nobody
neither Labor nor Likud can
find common ground with enough
smaller parties to attain a
majority. And even if a coalition
is formed, the number and
diversity of its partners virtually
guarantees that it will be short
Israel managed to avoid that
unhappy dilemma through its
first eight national elections
(1949-1973). Labor won a suffi-
ciently large plurality to form a
coalition with only one partner,
the National Religious Party.
In 1977, Likud needed the
NRP plus Dash, a maverick first-
timer that won 15 Knesset seats
mostly at Labor's expense. The
ultra-Orthodox Agudat Yisrael
also joined. This was a relatively
weak government, due largely to
squabbles within Dash that led to
its eventual disintegration as a
party The Government lasted as
long as it did only because of the
charisma and political savvy of
Menachem Begin.
In 1961. Likud needed three
Orthodox parties plus several
other factions, including one
ultra-nationalistic group
originally formed to protest the
Camp David Accords. When
Prime Minister Begin withdrew
following Lebanon and his wife's
death. Yitzhak Shamir was
unable to hold the coalition
The 1984 elections take the
process of framgentation one step
further Labor won 44 seats;
Likud 41. Thirteen parties shared
the remaining 35; none of them
having more than five. Moreover,
the division of seats between
right-wing splinters and left-wing
splinters was just about even.
Because seven of the seats belong
to parties too far right or left to
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be part of any coalition, it may be
impossible for either Labor or
Likud to reach 61.
Even if one does, the trade-offe
and conflicting commitments
made to coalition partners who
have very little in common will
likely cause the government to
fall before very long.
For example, the Orthodox
parties will surely press for
socially retrogressive legislation,
mcluding further restrictions on
Reform and Conservative
Judaism This is an anathema to
civil libertarians in the Labor
faction and in two allied parties.
Some flexibility can be expected
on both sides, but there is just so
much either side can concede
without breaking faith with its
own supporters and paying the
price in the next elections.
One way out of the logjam is a
so-called "National Unity-
Government.' In theory, this is a
wall-to-wall coalition involving
all but the way-out extremist
parties. In practice, should Likud
and Labor agree on a platform
and on the allocation of cabinet
portfolios, their combined 85
seats make the others little more
than ornaments.
Israel has had one National
Unity Government, but under
very different circumstances. In
the tension-filled weeks prior to
the Six-Day War. the Labor-led
Government of Prime Minister
Levi Eshkol invited the parties
that now comrpise the Likud to
participate in decisions affecting
the life and death of the nation.
The coalition broke up shortly
after the war.
The current situation entails
more than a dominant party
seeking to broaden the national
consensus during a crisis. This
time, a National Unity Govern-
ment would have to be formed
from scratch.
In terms of policy issues, a
Labor-Likud Coalition is not as
far-fetched as it may sound. Both
parties have moved toward the
center in recent years. Labor no
longer advocates the militant
socialism it did under David Ben
Gurion Likud has inched away
from its previously un-
compromising stand on Judea
and Samaria.
It is possible to draw a scenario
in which Likud and Labor reach
working agreements on the key-
issues of the day:
Lebanon: Both parties favor
withdrawal. Labor apparently
would settle for less in the way of
security guarantees. But as
nobody has specified just what
the guarantees might be, the
disagreement is. at this point in
time, semantic.
The Economy: Labor favors
socialism with capitalist
shadings Likud favors
capitalism with socialist
shadings Neither party has the
foggiest idea of what to do about
rampant inflation and sky-
rocketing national debt But both
agree that drastic belt-tightening
is needed. There are no serious
disagreements here.
Syria: Likud wants nego-
tiations with Syria but considers
the annexation of the Golan
Heights to be irrevocable. Laboi
wants negotiations with Syria
with no pre-conditions, but will
not give up the Golan heights
under any circumstances. Once
again, semantics.
State and Religion Likud
tends toward an Orthodox
orientation and has stated
commitment to amend the Law of
Return. Labor is civil libertarian
favor Jewish pluralism, and
opposes amending the Law of
Return. Likud has led the
Government for seven years
without tampering with the Law
Of Return. Labor has repeatedly
demonstrated its willingness to
sell out on religious issues in
return for Orthodox support. No
problem here.
The West Bank: Not so wide a
chasm as you might think Likud
is not committed to annexing the
Territories but speaks, rather.
^ 5744 about a "condominium aproach"
Number 18 under which Arab residents
would be given the option of
Israeli or Jordanian otirensnip.
Labor expresses a willingness to
return land in exchange for peace,
but until Hussein comes to the
table this is a moot question.
Building new settlements is an
issue, but any serious effort
toward salvaging the economy
would involve cutting back on
settlement activity. Some fece-
saving formula could be worked
The stumbling block in the
wav of a National Unity Govern-
ment is not policy, but personali-
ties. Neither Shamir nor Peres
wants the other to be Prime
Minister as this would be tanta-
mount to an admission of defeat
Besides, there are conflicts over
which party gets to fill which
Cabinet position. Both Likud and
Labor have claimants for every
portfolio Nobody is likely to
As of this writing, three possi-
bilities remain:
1. A National Unity Govern-
ment, perhaps with Peres and
Shamir agreeing to share the
Prime Ministry on a rotating
2. A narrow Coalition, with
Labor the more likely leader now
that Ezer Wiennann has pledged
his three seats to Shimon Peres
Likud's maximum seems tc be 60
seats, which could constitute a
Government should Meir
Kahane. who would be excluded
pledges not to vote agamst Likud
on key issues.
3. No government, wftk new
elections as early as November.
However the current confusion
resolves itself, new elections will
probably be inevitable before
many months have passec Ezer
Wei-mann. who usual!, has a
good feeling for the way ..rungs
are. put an interesting nuance
into hi6 agreement w;:- Labor-
he is guaranteed a "safe spot c,
Labor's slate for the Den elec-
Weizmann wants to t* m the
Knesset again. But he wont
again risk running ai an in.
dependent in any election
following the cureer: mess
Evidently, he believes that
election is coming soon.
Young Judaea Begins in Pinellas
Young Judaea is an
autonomous Zionist Youth
Movement for American Jewish
Youth. It is the only national
program sponsored by Hadassah.
the Women's Zionist Organ-
ization of America. Over 10.000
young people are enrolled in this
program across the country. In
the Florida-Puerto Rico Region,
otherwise known as Or Hadarom-
Light of the South. 950 Judaeans
make up the largest Region in the
United States.
The Regional Director. Lisa
Synalovski. is a "product" of the
Movement, and has been in-
volved for over 10 years. She has
attended both the Regional and
National camps Camp Judaea
in Hendersonville. N.C.. and
Camp Tel Yehudah in Barryville.
N.Y. as a camper and as a staff
member. Upon her return from
the Young Judaea Year Course
program in Israel, she became a
Madricha (leader) of a high
school age club, and eventually
her love for the Movement made
her the perfect candidate for the
Director position Now beginning
her second year. Lisa and her
staff have decided to expand to
new areas, including Pinellas
County at the JCC of Pinellas
The major thrust of the
programming is the development
of Jewish consciousness and the
cultivation of a dedication to
Zionism. Young Judaea is proud
of its authentic Israel-centered
program. The Movement gives
its members a rich vareity of
Jewish experiences which will
encourage them to make a
lifelong commitment to the
people of Israel and the State of
Is Young Judaea just like all
the other vouth groups in South
Florida? Definitely not! In ad-
dition to being a Zionist Move-
ment, Young Judaea is Peer Led.
The Ofarim (children in grades 4-
6) and Tsofim Igrades 7 and 8)
clubs are led by high school age
Madrichim (leaders). All of these
leaders are required to be active
members of Bogrim Young
Judaea, which is the club for 9-
12th graders. Young Judaea
leaders to through vigorous
leadership training seminars as
well as monthly refresher
courses. Each leader's program-
ming is closely monitored by
Area Coordinators and Robin
Mendelson. who is the Regional
Ofarim-Tsofim Coordinator. Also
a product of the Movement.
Robin is a pre-kindergarten
teacher at Nova University
School during the day, and then
goes to the Young Judaea Office,
which is located at 1110 N.E. 163
Street. Room 211. in North
Miami Beach. Again an example
of the love and dedication to the
Movement that moat Judaeans
seem to form.
To ensure the effectiveness of
the educational programming in
the Movement, there are two
other professionals who work as
part of the office staff of Young
Judaea Zeev Shafrir is the
Shaliach or messenger from Isra-
el who came here with his wife
Maureen and two children to help
encourage the chanichim
(members) to participate in
various Israel programs that
Young Judaea sponsors, and to
serve as an expert in Zionistic
programming as well as various
other educational themes. Most
of the regions in the United
States have their own Shaliach,
but this region claims to have the
best in the country Michelle
Rapchik is the Assistant Director
of Or Hadarom She is a product
of the South Florida Jewish
Community where Michelle has
lived of her life except for an
eight month program it. Israel
She is a senior at the University
of Miami where she is working on
degrees in Psychology and
Judaic Studies. Michelle and
Zeev work together to ensure
effective and creative program-
ming in Young Judaea. The
bottom line is to implement
Zionism and Jewish ider.tity in
the programs
Judaeans believe thai social
interaction with other Jewish
vouth is important, but i) i? Just
not enough. The Movement tries
to instill in its members pride in
themselves, their families, their
country', and their people Most
important Young Judaea believes
that our commitment to our-
selves as a peopk is a highlighted
factor in convincing their
members of the eluciri enemy.
This vear. for the &* time.
Young Judaea will onng
creative educational peer W
Movement to the Jewish com-
munity of Pinellas County '
staff members are very exeaai
about becoming part of sucU
up and coming community
For further information about
Young Judaea call Sherry "
Armstrong at the JCC *
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Friday, September 7,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
JCC News
-JCC Offers Temple Tran-
sportation For Services
You were all probably aware
that the JCC provided tran-
sportation for school children and
for many senior adult activities.
What you may not be aware of is
that we also provide bus tran-
sportation for Friday night
services at two local temples.
Temple pick up and drop off
services are available for Temple
B'nai Israel in Clearwater by
contacting Jo at the temple office
_ 531-5829 and for Temple Beth
I El in St. Petersburg by contact-
ting their office at 347-6136.
Reservations need to be made by
Monday for Friday pick up. Call
[the temple offices direct for
I further information.
Personalized Fitness Program
| Offered
The JCC announces a new,
I eight week, program designed to
I evaluate your personal needs
geared towards a personalized
[fitness program. Mr. Steve
I Snider, a professional athlete and
[coach, will be offering his services
[beginning on Monday, Sept. 10
[for eight weeks. He will be avail-
lab le each evening (Monday
Ithrough Thursday) from 6 until
He will discuss your lifestyle,
eneral health, etc. and then help
you plan a personalized fitness
program that will help you attain
Iyour fitness goals. He will also
I help you with private instruction
las you gradually increase your
[program. Fees for the eight week
[course are $5 for JCC members
land $10 for non-members. All
[fees are being donated by Steve
[to the Camp Kadima Scholarship
IFund to be used to help send
[handicapped children to camp
Inext summer.
Plan now to get in shape with
|Steve's professional help and be
on your way to a longer and
Ihealthier life!
1BYO Announces
)rganizational Meeting
Fred Margolis,
Executive Director
Charles W. Ehrlich,
A new chapter of BBYO is
being formed at the Jewish Com-
munity Center and invites all
interested youth ages 13 to 17
and their parents to attend an
meeting at the JCC on Sunday,
Sept. 9 from 10:30 until noon.
Group leader Stuart Hodes and
chairman Joseph Charles both
have lot's of ideas for this high
spirited group. Plan now to
attend this first important
meeting and help them with your
ideas of activities you would like
to be part of. For further in-
formation contact Sherry at 344-
Popular Yoga Classes Resume
For Fall
Instructor Mrs. Jeanne
Gootson will be resuming her
very popular yoga classes at the
JCC beginning Sept. 11th every
Tuesday and Thursday evening
from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. Price is
$30 per ten classes.
This is an excellent program
for people of all ages and offers
you a chance to relax, condition
your body and learn self media-
tion techniques. Many students
come from as far away as Tampa
to attend this class with Jeanne,
who is known as the top in-
structor in the entire area in this
field. Wear loose clothing and
bring a towel to class You owe
it to yourself to participate in this
relaxation activity.
Senior Friendship Club Begins
Fall Program
The Senior Friendship Club,
after their summer recess, is
resuming their regular twice
weekly meeting beginning on
Monday, Sept. 10 at the Jewish
Community Center. They meet
on Monday and Thursdays from
1 until 4 p.m. Transportation can
be arranged by calling the JCC
office the day before the meeting.
Club dues are only $12 for the
entire year and include all meet-
ings and special events.
Plan now on joining this active
group for socialization, cards,
refreshments, games and inter-
esting speakers and travel op-
portunities. For further informa-
tion contact Sherry Armstrong,
gerontologist at the JCC office
New Program Brochures
Available at JCC
The beautiful and newly
designed JCC program brochures
are back from the printers and
are now available at the JCC
office. Many of you have received
one of these easy to read guides
in the mail. I am sure you will
agree that we have a program
designed for every age, every
interest and every activity.
If you did not already receive a
brochure and would like to have
one, please stop by the JCC office
or call Deny at 344-5795 to have
arrangements made to send you a
copy, too.
Congregate Dining Program
Returns to JCC
After the summer at a different
locale, participants in the
Congregate Dining Program
have returned to the Jewish
Community Center for their noon
time meals.
Congregate Dining, sponsored
by Neighborly Senior Services,
Incorporated is a program
designed for persons aged 60 and
over who wish to join other
seniors in fun and fellowship and
come together in a warm, friendly
atmosphere to enjoy a hot, nutri-
tious midday Kosher meal. For
further information, contact Mrs.
Eadie Nobel Program Director at
Young Judea Group Plans
tirade at Temple Ahavat Shalom
Miracles aren't easy to per-
brm. but that's what Temple
^havat Shalom of Palm Harbor
done. And when Rabbi Jan
|resky gives a sermon the eve of
osh Hashanah, start of the
Bwish New Year 5745, on Sept.
6, it will be one of thanksgiving
nd appreciation for a miracle.
I That's because the temple has
One from being on the verge of
(nkruptcy to becoming solvent
l just one year. But the money
oubles occurred even before
?at. when Ahavat Shalom
cided to move from a little
uilding on State Road 580 to its
esent, impressive structure on
arlew Road in 1982.
Two crises plagued the temple.
ne first arose during construc-
Jon, when the house of worship
scovered it could not meet bills
about $10,000. Dr. Arthur R.
[olin, who became chairman of a
ve-member financial manage-
ent committee that included
! rabbi, convinced ten people to
dvance the money, and Ahavat
nalom opened its new doors on
sh Hashanah of 1982.
A more serious problem
iipted during the summer of the
?Howing year. The temple
ded $60,000 to pay higher
rating expenses that included
[$l,000-a month Florida Power
well as meet required pay-
Ms on a $500,000 mortgage.
LFrank Weaner, a major
nefactor of Ahavat Shalom,
to contribute $50,000,
atched by another $50,000 from
small group of members,
yided that during the 12-day
nod from Rosh Hashanah to
F days after Yom Kippur, the
v of Atonement, the general
embership pledged $200,000 to
Organizational Meeting
All interested youth and
families are invited to attend an
arganizational meeting at the
JCC on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 2
until 3 p.m.
This meeting will provide you
with information about becoming
a member of the Young Judea
Group, an autonomous Zionist
Youth Movement for American
Jewish Youth. The program is
designed for children in the
fourth through tweh/eth grades
(see related article).
Regional representatives,
along with local sponsors, will be
on hand to answer all your ques-
tions. Plan now on attending this
important first meeting. More
information can be obtained by
contacting Sherry at the JCC,
344-5795, or Marcie at the Golda
Meir Center, 461-0222.
be paid over a three-year period.
A hectic drive for the pledges was
launched and, before the deadline
was reached, $215,000 had been
The pledges, however, comp-
rised only one of an eight-point
plan that Polin evolved to put the
synagogue on a solid footing. The
other points included a general
trimming of the budget, an
assessment pay-or-work
program, renegotiating a 14
percent bank mortgage to a
negatively amortized eight
percent loan, and a biango
program with an unexpected
success that Polin says "has gone
over what we had supposed it
would be."
He also says he often became
discouraged while trying to over-
come the financial hurdle.
"Bresky," he adds, "should be
given credit for being the person
who was there when I thought
the whole thing was helpless, for
he never thought so." As for the
rabbi, Bresky says that "we learn
that when the spiritual needs are
great enough, the material
resources emerge.
Polin also praises Elliott
Kahana, a former Ahavat Shalom
president who urged the con-
struction of the new temple, and
Dr. Myron Graff, who was presi-
dent during the turmoil and kept
on plugging instead of throwing
up his arms.
The eight-point plan proved so
successful that the temple repaid
$100,000 of its mortgage and has
funds pledged to make similar
payments during the next two
years. In addition, because of
Ahavat Shalom's strong financial
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Congregations/Organizations Events
Announce. High Holiday
Cantor. Schedule
Cantor Simcha Ben Gali.
widely acclaimed concert, opera
and liturgical tenor, will be Beth
Shalom's guest cantor for the
High Holidays, it was announced
by President Irvin Kety and
Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg. "We
are honored to have a man whose
voice and rich background in
musk and Jewish studies, in the
person of Cantor Ben Gali, to
enrich our High Holiday serv-
ices," said Kety recently.
The Cantor is certified by the
American Conference of Cantors
and the United Synagogue of
America. His religious, secular
and cantonal development began
at the age of six, in Warsaw, Po-
land. He entered upon his can-
tonal career when he was eleven,
and he became a graduate of the
rabbinical seminary "Tachke-
moni" and Hebrew Teachers
State Seminary in pre-war War-
A student of the Warsaw Con-
servatory of Music. Cantor Ben
Gali. a protege of the celebrated
Karol Szymanowski. himself
earned the title Laureate of
Musk. He has served for the past
25 years concurrently or
separately and spiritual leader,
cantor, educator and choir
director in various congregations
in the U.S. and Canada.
High Holiday Services for the
year 5744 are as follows:
Selihot. Sept. 22. 11:30 p.m..
Rosh Hashanah Eve. Sept. 26. 7
p.m.. Rosh Hashanah Day. Sept.
27. 8:30 a.m.. Rosh Hashanah
Eve. Sept. 27. 7 p.m. Rosh
Hashanah Day. Sept. 28. 8:30
Shabbat Shuvah. Sept. 28. 8
p.m.. Shabbat Shu van. Sept. 29.
Kol Nidre. Oct. 5. 7 p.m.. Yom
Kippur Day. Oct. 6.8:30 a.m.
Tickets will be on sale at syna-
gogue office one week prior to the
New Teacher Youth
Director Announced
The addition of Mark Good-
friend to the professional staff of
Congregation Beth Shalom.
Clearwater. was announced
recentrv by its President. Irvin
Kety. '
Goodfriend, who is a native of
the midwest, comes to Beth
Shalom from his most recent pro-
fessional assignment in
Oklahoma City. "He is a multi-
talented young man. having
achieved excellent skills as a
teacher, youth director, and as
Cantor." according to Kety. At
Beth Shalom. Mr. Goodfriend
will join the religious school
faculty, will be responsible for
training b'nai mitvah. and will be
in charge of overall youth pro-
"As the result of a cooperative
arrangement between Beth
Shalom and Congregation B'nai
Israel in St. Petersburg, we are
able to bring another fully pro-
fessional and experienced Jewish
educator and youth worker into
our community to serve the needs
of both congregations," said
Kety. "It is anticipated that this
consortium wul result in the
opening of new areas of joint
educational and youth activities
between thfctwo shuls. thus
benefiting |Mb. and the com-
munity as ^Be "
Mr Goodxfed will join Rabbi
Kenneth Bf&berg as guest
Cantor durifJS Beth Shalom's
welcome service
14. The entire
isVurvited to welcome
d. his wife,
family at that
Editor To Be
Congregation Beth Shalom wul
begin using a modern edition of
its High Holiday prayer book,
the 'Mahzor For Rosh Hashanah
and Yom Kippur," published by
the Rabbinical Assembly of Con-
servative Judaism, and edited by
noted scholar Rabbi Jules
Harlow The new Mahzor wil be
introduced by Rabbi Harlow,
Director of Publications and
Editor for the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America, during
Selkhot week-end. Sept. 21. 22,
In a joint announcement by
Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg and
President Irvin Kety, it was
noted that the additkn of the
new Mahzor is a means for
"continuing the tradition in a
meaningful way for contem-
porary Jews," and the wor-
shipper will find new translations
of the prayers that reflect con-
temporary English usage from
ancient, medieval and modern
sources, some of which appear in
the mahzor for the first time. The
new mahzor has been edited in
such a way that alternative serv-
ices and readings are available so
that individuals may comfortably
vary their mode of prayer. The
new prayer book represents "a
major effort to modernize, yet
maintain the tradition." said
Kety. The gift of a quantity of
the new mahzor sufficient for the
shul has been made by the Mi-
chelman family, in loving
memory of their daughter and
sister. Arlene Zack.
Rabbi Harlow. who is an inci-
sive editor, skillful translator,
and sensitive hturgist. was in-
volved in all three capacities in
the publication of the Rabbinical
Assembly's weekday prayerbook
(1961), Selkhot sen-ice (1961.
1964). Passover Haggadah (1981)
and other liturgical works. The
mahzor edited by him was first
published in 1972. Presently.
Rabbi Harlow is overseeing the
final stages in the forthcoming
new Conservative siddur for
Shabbat, weekdays. and
festivals. In additkn. Rabbi
Harlow s translation of modern
Hebrew literature, most promin-
ently stories by Nobel laureate
S.Y. Agnon. have appeared in
Commentary, Midstream, Con-
servative Judaism, and other
leading publications.
Rabbi Harlow s weekend at
Beth Shalom as scholar-in-resid-
ence will include the following
Friday. Sept. 21, 8 p.m. (fol-
lowing services) "What's Old
About The New Mahzor?
Saturday, Sept. 22. 10:30 p.m.
(before Selkhot) What's New
About The New Mahzor?
Sunday. Sept. 23. 10:30 a.m.
(Men's Club Breakfast) Rosh
Hashanah. Yom Kippur, and the
Twentieth Century: What's Con-
temporary About The New Mah-
The Beth Shalom Torah Week-
end with Rabbi Jules Harlow as
scholar-in-resident to introduce
the new Mahzor for Rosh
Hashanan and Yom Kippur, is
presented in loving memory of
Belle Horwkh.
Siiast ir III
Sept. Ma*. 20.1986
9-9:50. Beginner's Hebrew:
from Aleph-Bet to reading:. In-
structor: Ann Panush
9-9:50. Intermediate Siddur
Hebrew: Achieving comfortable
familiarity with the Siddur and
the High Holy Day Mahzor and a
bask vocabulary of Judaism. In-
structor: Johanna Bromberg
Coffee and.-
10-10:50. A Sampler of Biblical
Writings: Torah. History. Pro-
phecy, Wisdom. Poetry. Instruc-
tor: Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg.
1111:50. A History Of The
Jewish Experience: The Emer-
gence Of Judaism In Tahnudk
Times. Instructor: Rabbi Ken-
neth Bromberg.
Semester IV
Feb. 3-June 26, 1985
9-9:50, Beginner's Hebrew II.
Instructor: Ann Panush.
9-9:50, Learning Haftarah
Trop (CantiDation). Instructor:
Johanna Bromberg.
10-10:50, Several mini-courses
and preparation for becoming a
Bat Torah.
11-11:50. A History Of The
Jewish Experience: How We
Became What We Are: Judaism
In The Modern World. Instruc-
tor: Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg.
Please call the synagogue of-
fice by Sept. 5 to reserve a space
in the class. Cost is S18 for Men's
Club or Sisterhood members and
$25 for non-members. Please
bring check to the first class on
Sept. 9.
Grand Opening Special
Tuesday. Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m.
at Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S.
Belcher Rd.. Clearwater.
For your paid-up membership
dues, you will receive a delicious
luncheon, the brand new Sister-
hood Calendar-Yearbook, and the
fabulous entertainment of "The
Be there. For reservatkns call
before Sept. 6: Rose Rosenthal at
581-1066. or Sehna Langenthal at
To avoid the rush send a check
for $15 to: Barbara Levine. 1560
Faulds Rd.. Clearwater. FL
Volunteers Needed
To learn to write Braille for the
Blind. Workshop starts on Fri-
day. Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at
Temple B'nai Israel 1685 S.
Belcher Rd.. Clearwater. All
materials are provided free of
To tape Educational Books for
the Florida Instructional
Materials Center for the Visually-
Hand icapped.
For more informatkn call 796-
Congregation Beth Sholom.
1844 54th Street. South, Gulfport
will hold its annual Israel Bond
Drive luncheon on Sunday. Oct.
28. at 12 noon. The honoree will
be Louis Smith and the chairper-
son for the event will be Libbie
The Sisterhood of Congrega-
tion Beth Sholom of Gulfport will
hold its opening general member-
ship meeting on Tuesday. Sept.
11. 12:30 p.m.. at the Synagogue.
1844 54th Street. South. Mrs.
My ma Bromwkh. newly elected
president, will preside. Coffee and
cake will be served.
Following the regular business
meeting, an innovative program
will be presented in which six
members of the Sisterhood will will be entitled
"Words of Inspiration" and will
consist of readings from various
writings by distinguished histor-
ians and authors.
All members are urged to at-
Men Own Meeting
Men's Club of Congregation
Beth Sholom of Gulfport will
hold its first monthly meetnig on
Tuesday. Sept. 11 at 1 p.m at
1844 54th Street, South. Gulf-
AH members are urged to at-
The Temple's widely-acclaimed
choir under Miriam Berger's
direction will return to the choir
loft on Friday evening. Sept. 14.
Inquiries regarding Temple
membership and Religious
School registration are invited.
Ceil Berko is the newly-appointed
Membership Chairperson. Susan
Youdovin is Religious School
Principal. Both may be contacted
via the Temple office. 347-6136.
Parents seeking quality Jewish
educatkn for their children will
particularly interested m this
year's curriculum innovations.
Grades Kindergarten through
Three wil be following a brand
new format developed by the
Natknal Education office of the
Reform Movement. The Junior
High wil be following a program
of mini-course modules, some of
which will be taught by leading
members of the community.
Congregatkn Bet Emet (for-
merly Gulf Coast Society for Hu-
marustic Judaism) will host an
openhouse for all interested per-
sons on Friday. Sept. 14, 8 p.m.
at the Unitarian Universalist
Church. 2470 Nursery Road,
Clearwater. An audkvisual
presentation of Rabbi Sherwin
Wine speaking on the topk
"Humanistic Judaism, Its
Philosophy and Practices" will be
presented. Refreshments will also
be provided.
High Hobdays servkes will
also be held at the Unitarian
Church. Services will begin at 11
a.m. on Thursday. Sept. 27 and
on Saturday, Oct. 6. For those in-
terested in membership, a brief
informational presentation
followed by light luncheon will be
held after each Holidayu service.
Tickets for High Holiday servkes
for non-members are $25 for in-
dividuals and $50 for a family of
two or more. The light luncheon
following the brkf membership
presentatkn is by reservation
only at a fee of $5 per person. Re-
servation for luncheon must be
made at least two days prior to
each Holiday.
Our adult educatkn series for
this Fall will consist of a reading
and discussion of Howard Fast's
book "The Jews Story of a
People." The series begins Oct.
12 with sign-up at Yom Kippur
services Oct.6. This series of six
discussion sessions (Oct. 12 and
26: Nov. 9 and 23. and Dec. 7 and
141 is open to the publk for a fee
of $20 whkh includes the book.
A Sukkot celebration is also
being planned for Oct. 21.
For further informatkn about
forthcoming services, forums and
location (when unspecified)
please call 797-3224 or 596-4731.
St. Petersburg
Calendar Of Event*
The Kadima Youth Group of
Congregation B'nai Israel will
hold a Swim Party on Sunday
afternoon, Sept. 9 at the home of
Aaron Grau. For more informa-
tion, call 381-4900.
The Pauline Rivkind Talmud..,
Torah classes Alef through Heh
began on Sept. 4. Pre-Confirma-
tion classes begins on Sept. 10.
K'ton ton classes will meet each
Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.
Hebrew High School registra-
tion will take place in October.
Lunch with the Rabbi resumes
on Wednesday at 12 noon at the
Fish House in South Pasadena.
Sisterhood will have a Book
Review on Thursday. Sept. 13 at
9:30 a.m. The book being re-
viewed by Joanne Luski is "The
Offer" by JLasky.
Mark Goodfriend
To Be Welcomed At
Pre-Selihot Reception
Mark Goodfriend, who is
joining Congregation B'nai Israel
as Youth Director, and his wife
Suzanne, will be officially wel-
comed by our Congregational
Family at the annual pre-Selihot
receptkn on Saturday evening,*
Sept. 22, at 10 p.m. Immediately
following the receptkn, the tradi-
tional Selihot service will be held
11:30 pjn. at which time,
Rabbi Jacob Luski and Cantor
Irving Zummer will officiate,
along with the choir of Congrega-
tkn B'nai Israel.
We urge your attendance at
this reception and service in what |
is one of the more moving expe-,,
riences of the entire synagogue |
Congregation B'nai Israel is!
pleased to announce the addition
of Mr. Mark Goodfriend to our
professional staff. Mr. Good-
friend will be joining our religious I
school faculty and will assume I
overall directkn of our Youth|
Programs Kadima and USY.
Mark Goodfriend comes to i
from Emanuel Synagogue
Oklahoma City, where since 19611
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available in every synagogue office. Parents may pick them
up at their convenience.
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Br teacher of B'nai Mit-
| and coordinator of junior
Lgation. He has also served
Izan for the High Holidays
Goodfriend has had exten-
judaic and educational
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Eta, and at North Texas
|e look forward to an exciting
I in the activities of our USY
Kadima! For more informa-
Pauline Rivkind
Talmud Torah Meeting
jphe Pauline Rivkind Talmud
Jrah of Congregation B'nai
Bell is preparing for a truly
. iting new year. When the
* ents, teachers, and friends of
school met for the first time
Aug. 29, they learned that
ir new school board had been
Bting every three weeks
oughout the summer. Cantor
ing Zummer, school admini-
ator, and his staff.
lave also been working hard
1 the fruit of their labor was
fsented at the Aug. 29
-ting. The parents received
llines of their children's curri-
lum, copies of the new behavior
Itracts and met their children's
ichers. The community had the
^)rtunity to meet Mark Good-
pnd, who joins us as teacher
I youth director. Special
nts, plans for the High Holi-
w and Shabbat Junior Con-
lgation Services, and new
pgrams were highlighted. The
tents discussed and voted on
formation of a school support
bap. After this whirlwind pre-
Iw of hte coming year, there
s a keynote speaker, Mr. Alan
yer of the Pinellas Co. School
stem, who spoke on the
pject of "Assertive Disci-
iie," a program so successfully
Itituted in the Pinellas County
Harry Rosenthal Will Sing
On Selihot Night
\e are pleased to announce
kt Harry Rosenthal will sing or
lihot night, Saturday, Sept. 25
110 p.m. prior to our Selihot
larry was born in Memphis
nn and grew up in Mobile
where as a high school
Jident he performed for
ppitals and rehabilitation
jters. He attended the Univer-
of Tel Aviv in Israel where
ring his studies, he appeared
Ih a combined group of Israeli-
perican singers doing road
kws for the Israeli army. In
fer years he entertained in
jke shops throughout Europe
lile teaching Archeology in
Jious universities.
larry Rosenthal has for the
kt few years entertained at
IIFFS, The American Friends
|Technion Society and for his
ny Israeli and American
rids in St. Petersburg.
Leslye Winkelman
Gueat Speaker
Mye Winkelman, West
frida Regional Director of the
pi-Defamation League of B'nai
Vth, is the guest speaker at the
pah Men's Club's First
pnch of the season. Her topic is
Ktremist Groups In America:
ko-What? Why?" The Brunch
Sunday morning, Sept. 16, at
* a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
ngregation B'nai Israel,
to Director, Ma. Winkelman is
n.sible for the conceptualize-
planning and implemen-
ts all activities of the
along the West Coast of
nda. She works to combat and
nteract anti-Semitism, racism
I prejudice.
["or to arrival in Tampa in
Member 1983, Ms. Winkelman
Nd as Assistant Director of
[League's Southwest Regional
Bce in Houston, Tex. In
_uston, she spoke extensively
community grups, conducted
ervice teacher training work-
|Ps, developed and imple-
Pted programs, and served as
toison to law enforcement and
media to monitor the activ-
^ of the KKK and other ex-
tremist organizations located in
south Texas. Ms. Winkelman has
also served as Staff Consultant in
the agency's New York Regional
For Brunch reservations,
please send a check for the cor-
rect amount depending upon
number of persons and make the
check payable to Mitzvah Men's
Club, Congregation B'nai Israel,
301 59th St. N, St. Petersburg,
FL 33710. Cost of Brunch is $3.50
per person.
Sept. 8 Surprise Movie, 8
p.m., JCC, $3 members, $4 non-
Sept. 9 Open House, 1-4
p.m., JCC.
Sept. 15 Kol Ami party. Call
888-6429 or 962-4077 for informa-
Sept. 16 Brunch at Tequilla
Willies, 12 noon, $5.95.
Sept. 22 Dance at Harbor
Town Condominiums Club
House, Bayshore Drive, Clear-
water. Music by Q-105 Pat
George. Munchies provided, $4
members, $5 non-members, Cash
bar. Park along street.
Sept., 3010 Beach Drive,
St. Petersburg Congregation
B'nai Israel, St. Peterburg will
join in this annual event. $3 in-
cludes piano bar and hors
d'oeuvres, 7:30 p.m.
Oct 10 Planning meeting
and dinner. 7 p.m., Howard
Johnson, West shore Blvd.,
Oct. 14 Brunch with
Sarasota Singles, Sheraton
Hotel, St. Petersburg, 12 noon,
$8.41 per person.
Oct. 20 Dinner Cruise
Capt. Anderson II from Clear-
water. $16.50 per person includes
dinner and dancing. For informa-
tion call 961-2921.
Oct. 27 Dance at Kol Ami,
Moran Road, Tampa. $5 admis-
sion, $1 for drinks.
For more information, call:
Anne Weisman, 872-1506; Risa
Shulman, 961-2921; Mitchell
Williams, 933-5184; Rick Myers,
962-8151; Cheryl Feldman, 870-
1054 (machine): Sally Zichlin.
229-0405; Gerri Goldman, 578-
0201 (machine); Sharon Swall-
wood, 447-5952.
Golda Meir Group of Hadassah
will hold it's first meeting of the
coming season on Sept. 12, at
noon in Upham Hall, St. Pete
Beach City Hall. Slides of Israel
will be presented by Chapter
President, Rivy Chapman.
The North Pinellas Chapter of
Hadassah held a New Members
Brunch at the home of Edith
Scheel on Aug. 8. Prospective
members were invited to meet the
Membership Committee and
learn more about Hadassah.
The North Pinellas Chapter of
Hadassah was formed last year
and is growing successfully.
Among those attending the
Brunch were Vice President of
Membership, Kate Gendler,
President Ruth Krouk and Vice
President of Programming Doris
Invited guests included new
residents in our area who were
enthusiastic about joining and
helping the new Chapter grow
membership is always open and
interested parties can contact
Ruth Krouk at 785-4940 or Kate
Gendler at 796-9121.
The Shalom Group of St.
Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah
will hold its opening meeting on
Wednesday Sept. 12. The meet-
ing will be held at the B'nai Israel
Congregation 301 59th St.
North. Hannah Marantz,
President will call the meeting to
order at 12:30. Mrs. Morris
LeVine, a member of National
Hadassah Board, will present
highlights of the National
Convention which was held Aug.
26-29, in San Francisco, Calif.
After a brief meeting, a program
will be presented by the St.
Petersburg Center for the Blind,
Channel Markers.
The St. Petersburg afternoon
chapter of ORT will hold it's
regular monthly meeting on
Friday, September 7,1984 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Cartagena, San Bias and
Panama. Total price $730 per
person including all transporta-
tion and port tax. Anyone inter-
ested can contact Florence, 796-
1372 or Harry, 531-0570 or see ua
at the center.
On Monday Sept. 17 we will
have a social with cards and
games of your choice.
Monday Sept. 24 we will have a
video movie by our movie
director Charles Slesser.
On Wednesday Sept. 26 at 1
p.m. the Charles and Isadora
Rutenberg Family Foundation in
Continued on Page 8
Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Temple
Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave.
South Pasadena at 12:30 p.m.
with Sylvia Zimbler, our new pre-
sident presiding. Refreshments
will be served.
An interesting, informative
film on Israel will be shown fol-
lowing the meeting.
The Friendship Club is en-
joying weekly meetings at the
Temple every Thursday after-
noon. Our attendance has been
very rewarding, almost every
table in the APR room is filled
with members and guests playing
in all kinds of social games. Our
regular meeting for the new
season was held Sept. 6. We will
not meet until Oct. 11 due to the
On Oct. 18 we plan to have our
Paid-Up Luncheon, more details
will follow. Please pay your dues
before the luncheon to allow us to
plan our affair. Reservations will
be appreciated. Pres. Hilda Sch-
wartz and all the officers of the
Friendship Club takes this op-
portunity to wish all a very
Happy and Healthy New Year
and with a prayer for peace.
The Golda Meir Friendship
Club will reconvene on Monday,
Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Golda
Meir Center with a business
meeting. All members are invited
to attend. We will plan our acti-
vities for the ensuing year. Dues
are now payable. We are accept-
ing new members.
We are taking reservations for
a seven day cruise Dec. 1 to 8
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Organizations In The News
conjunction with our Friendship
Club are planning an erev Rosh
Hashana party. Everyone wel-
come to take part. Refreshments
will be served.
Monday Oct. 1 we will have a
business meeting.
We need your S and H green
stamps toward the purchase of
another van. Bring your stamps
to the center.
Election day is drawing near.
If you do not have a valid voting
card come to the center and let us
register you. See Harry or Ruth
We wish you all a healthy and
happy Rosh Hashana.
The Clearwater Chapter of
B'nai B'rith Women will meet on
Tuesday. Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at
the Golda Meir Center. Our guest
speaker will be Leslye
Winkelman. Director of ADL in
Tampa. For further information
call 785-4625 or 784-5504.
National Council of Jewish
Women Suncoast Section is hold-
ing a membership tea on Sept. 13
at 7:30 p.m. at the home of
Helaine Weisberg, 2020 Del
Betmar Road. Clearwater. For
further information call Liz
Alpert 397-0908.
The Section's Paid Up
Membership evening, open to all
members, as well as. prospective
members, will take place on
Thursday. Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
at the home of ronnie Pollack
2375 Hadden Hall Place. Clear-
water. For further information
contact Sandy Moss at 393-9160.
A donation of $18 to National
Council of Jewish Women
Suncoast Section will bring you
fresh cut flowers lovingly
arranged and delivered, bringing
cheer for the New Year. To order
call Sheila Miller at 576-4266 or
Liz Alpert at 397-0908.
Established in 1983. the
National Council of Jewish
Women, is the oldest Jewish
women's volunteer organization
in America. NCJW's more than
100.000 members in 200 sections
nationwide are active in the
organization's priority areas of
women's issues. Jewish life,
aging, children and vouth.and
Sept. 19 Carnival at Bay Pines
has been cancelled due to renova-
tions being done in the area.
Wednesday Sept. 12, 8 pjn. A
regular meeting for Post and
Auxiliary. We are elated to say
these outstanding people will be
voted in as members of Abe Ader
Post 246. Rabbi David Susskind,
Past President of the Friendship
Club JCC, Louis Mellitz. Jack
Tedesco and Stanley J. Fiabman,
President of Old American
Investments. Please call Ben
Wisotzky 867-0740 who will be
glad to assist in any way toward
your membership.
A report will be made on the
meeting with Congressman
Michael Bilirakis held in Dunedin
regarding POW and MIA's in
Sunday Sept. 16 Bingo and
Monte Carlo at Bay Pines.
Sunday Sept. 23 Luncheon
and shower for Young Women's
Residence at the JCC 8167 Elbow
Lane. Used household goods
(good condition onlyl will be ap-
preciated. For information call
Pres. Estelle Siebert 345-1002.
Sunday Sept. 30 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast Meeting. Guest
Speaker Attorney Charles
Ehrlich. President of the JCC.
Invites Pinellas
Hillel. the Jewish Student
Centers at the University of
South Florida, and University of
Tampa, is preparing for their
biggest, most exciting year ever.
Following a membership increase
of 600 percent last year, Hillel
continues to expand its program-
ming and services in both Hills-
borough and Pinellas counties.
Beginning with the now famous
Welcome Back Bagel Brunch"
in September and High Holy Day
Services, plans include weekend
getaways, bagel brunches, sports
tournaments, newly structured
religious services, and a coffee
Additionally. Hillel functions
will be open to those college age
persons who are not attending
college at this time.
"Hillel is more than simply
providing a number of bodies of
college students to show as mem-
bers, "says Dr. Steven Kaplan,
Hillel Director and rabbi. "There
are very definite needs college
age students have, whether they
are in school or not. Hillel pro-
vides the opportunity for these
individuals to satisfy those
needs, be they social, religious,
cultural, or counseling. For
further information, or to have
your name added to Hillel's ever
growing mailing list, contact the
office at 988-7076.
What Do Humanistic Jews Believe?
What Do Humanistic Jews Do?
What Do Humanistic Jews
Teach Their Children?
What Do Humanistic Jews Read?
How Are Humanistic Jews Organized?
Congregation Bet Emet
Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine
in an
Audio-visual presentation on
Humanistic Judaism,
Its Philosophy and Practices
Friday, September 14,1984
8:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Clearwater
2470 Nursery Rd.
For information about High Holiday services
caii: 797-3224 or 596^731
Miracle at Temple Ahavat Shalom
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situation, members were in-
formed in early August that the
1984 assessment of $100 was
rescinded and that the money
paid toward the 1983 assessment
would be refunded to those who
desired it.
Polin says the continued suc-
cess of the temple depends on the
growth of membership. Ahavat
Shalom has almost 270 members
and its goal by this High Holy
Day season is at least 300. He
also says the temple plans to
build a permanent sanctuary
when it has more money in the
The temple's current financial
vice-president, Jack Sirverstein,
says Ahvat Shalom has been put
on a "professional basis" and
lauds the efforts of financial
secretary Arlene Siegel.
Ahavat Shalom sees a joyous
new year ahead as Rosh
Hashanah approaches, and its
services will see the dedication of
the Frank and Hekn
Religious School and the!
Life, a plaque in the i
tree with leaves poh
happy family events.
Israel Invited
The Rumanian governo-l
officially invited Israel to i
ipate in celebrations cooi
ating the 40th anniversiryiL
liberation of Rumania fra, j
occupation, it was reportsk
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