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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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 25, 1980)-

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?Jewish Florid fan
Off Pinellas County
Number 9
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, May 3,1985
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Government Affairs Seminar Held
|/er and Thelma Rothman hold Menorah Manor sign.
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Ban 750 interested
of Mil Is borough,
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penjamin, Helen
Kessler, Gerri
Ann Marger and
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model rooms during
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accommodate the
|number of people,
was extended to
kteers who led tours
|he facility. Among
Jnya Miller, Marilyn
Schwartz, Lillian
Ksrick, Shirley
Gilbert, Dottie
|yra Gross, Marion
rilyn Katz, Lila
|verly Mitlin, Anne
Schechter, Betty
y Baum, Mary Lou
lannah Krasner.
ft Lachter, Phyllis
Lovitz, Jean Markman, Audrey
Rauchway, Stella Sax, Bonnie
Schaffer, Pat Shavian, Jayne
Weissman, Elaine Wax, Ellen
Fleece, Lil Grau, Margie Green,
Elsie Estroff. Sally Fyvolent.
Also, Sylvia Ayes, Edie
Seligman, Jule Kroll, Carol
Mallah, Joan Redish, Joyce
Sedar. Judy Davis, Sharon
Zimring, Thelma Gilbert, Iris
Salzeer, Bunny Katz, Bea
Levine, Mildred Shavian, Ellie
Argintar, Betty and Roy Siegel.
Marion Joseph, Dee Dinsfriend,
Sheila Grossman, Gloria
Halprin, Carol Piper. Jane
Silverberg. Ruth and Bernard
Wallach and many others.
Edward Vinocur, executive
director, extended an invitation
to residents of the area who were
unable to visit and are interested
in seeing Menorah Manor, to
contact him or Barbara
Friedman, director of Social
Services, at (813) 345-2775 to set
an appointment.
Vinocur also urged those
interested in offering their
services as volunteers to contact
the Volunteer Director, Adele
I.uric at the same number.
The Government Affairs Sub-
committee of the Community
Relations Committee of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County held its annual Regional
Government Affairs Legislative
Seminar on Sunday, March 24 at
the Golda Meir Center.
Attending the seminar were
nearly 100 leaders from the
Jewish community; board
members and executives
representing the JCC. Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service,
Kent JCC, the Jewish Day
School, Menorah Manor and the
Golda Meir Center.
Special guests for this event
were Congressman Michael
Bilirakis and Edith Hoppe,
District V Administrator for the
Department of HRS.
Congressman Bilirakis addressed
the fact that the community has
a trmendous job before them, to
overcome the directional changes
the Federal Government is
making in its funding of services
to those in need. As Uncle Sam
begins to turn off the tap
(Federal dollars being spent), the
fundraising efforts of volunteer
agencies will be tested.
Volunteer agencies will need to
raise more dollars than ever
before in order to maintain and
upgrade services for those in
Spokesman: Not Important
>hl Knew of Buried SS
(JTA) Government spokesman Peter
id that it was not important whether Chan-
ut Kohl knew or not that former Waffen SS
buried at the military cemetery of Bitburg
(>posed to President Reagan that he visit the
ing questions on the TV "Tageschau" prime
iition, Boenisch said that a cemetery is a site
tion, and it was wrong to start splitting the
itegories. "We are not going to start a de-
process with the dead," the government
ISCH said that the Chancellor was not hurt by
bm Israel or from the American Jewish
bver his behavior concerning the President's
pvernment spokesman pointed out that the
understands the difficulties of some people
ie reconciliation process between Germany
pointed out that the intended purpose of
pit was to concentrate on the future rather
only at Germany's Nazi past. Alluding to a
hge of attitude, the government's spokesman
lat Bonn and Washington were now talking
[ible visit by Reagan to the site of the former
lentration camp near Munich. He rejected a
[ggestion that Bonn should have insisted on
the first place.
Elaine Bloom
Ms. Hoppe, from the
Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services,
discussed the extent to which
state government funds are able
to provide services in our
community. She stressed the
importance of an on-going
dialogue between her department
and community leaders.
Government Affairs chairman
Elihu Berman commented, "The
seminar was a tremendous
success. It is a good feeling to
know that we have such com-
petent people working as
professionals in the private and
public sector."
Moderating the seminar was
Elaine Bloom, Government
Affairs Director for the Florida
Association of Jewish
Federations. Highlighting the
day's activities was an Award
for Outstanding Achievement in
Jewish Communal Service,
presented to Mrs. Bloom by
Harry Green, President of the
Board of Directors for Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service.
Also speaking at the seminar
were Rabbi Ira Youdovin on the
Jewish history of giving, namely
the aspects of helping the
community; Saul Schechter,
Federation president, on the
need of the Federation's agencies
to receive private and public
funds and support in order to
continue to provide services for
those in need; and Mike Ber-
nstein, Executive Director of
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service, addressing the way the
Jewish community works with
Following the seminar was a
buffet lunch sponsored by
Charles Rutenberg.
Rothmans and Hoffmans
To Be Honored
The Tampa Bay Chapter of
the National Conference of
Christians and Jews has an-
nounced its 1985 Brotherhood
Award recipients. The Silver
Medallion Brotherhood Award
will be presented to each at a
dinner May 16 at Las Fontanas
Restaurant, Clearwater.
The Hillsborough County
honorees are: Lawrence Falk,
president of Tropical Garment
Manufacturers and prominent in
many civic endeavors; James W.
Kynes, vice president and
general counsel of the Jim
Walter Corporation who for
years has been active in youth
related programs in Tampa; and
Anthony P. (Tony) Pizzo, highly
renowned Tampa historian and
Thelma and Maurice Rothman
The Pinellas County
Brotherhood Award recipients
are Maurice and Thelma Roth-
Soviet Jewry Rally
May 19th
man and Alfred and Marcia
Hoffman. It will be the first time
for the prestigious award to be
given to a husband and wife. The
Rothmans have been very active
in numerous business and civic
enterprises and they have in
addition to their civic par-
ticipation, contributed greatly to
the cultural life of Pinellas
County. Rothman heads Kane
Furniture and Hoffman is a
builder and developer and heads
Hoffman and Associates.
The NCCJ presents the award
each year to individuals who
display the ideals of brotherhood
in their community involvement.
NCCJ is a human relations
organization, founded in 1927 to
bring together groups of diverse
religious, racial, ethnic and
cultural background in forums
for dialogue. There are over
seventy offices in various regions
of the country.
This year as the world
remembers and reflects the
horrible tragedy of the
Holocaust of 40 years ago, there
is another wave of anti-
Semitism, anti-Zionism and
"cultural genocide" breaking on
the soil of the Soviet Union. The
blatantly defiant attitude of the
USSR government despite the
Helsinki Agreement of 1975
refuses to allow the exit visas
necessary for the Jewish com-
munity to leave the country^
When applied for and refused
this brings harsh persecution
and sometimes imprisonment.
Our silence about the plight of
Soviet Jews must end. On
Sunday. May 19. at 3 p.m. at
Williams Park, downtown St.
Petersburg, you will have an
opportunity to voice your
concern visibly demonstrating
your support in a united effort
with a Soviet Jewry rally.
The International Christian
Embassy Jerusalem is spon-
soring this event, as concerned
Christians and the Jewish
community come together to say
to the pharaoh of the north, "Let
my people go."
The speakers will include
Rabbi Ira Youdovin of Temple
Beth El, St. Petersburg; Jan
Willem VanderHoven, in-
ternational spokesmen of the
ICEJ; and Igor Tsiperfal,
Chairman of the Soviet Jewry of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
(a recent immigrant from the
USSR). Israeli music and dance
will also be a part of the rally as

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellaa County / Friday, May 3,1985
Israel At 37
Israel at 37 is an old-new
country, looking to the past for
inspiration and strength, while
facing the future with hope for
peace and prosperity.
The Israelis: People of Many
Israel is a country of diversity,
where people of various cultures,
religions and social traditions
coexist. More than half the
population of just over four
million is Israel-born. Some are
descendants of Jews who have
lived in the land for centuries;
many have returned, at various
times, from more than 70
countries of dispersion. Over
700,000 Israeli citizens (17
percent of the population) are
Moslem or Christian Arabs and
The State: Parliamentary
Israel is a parliamentary
democracy with legislative,
executive and judicial branches.
Its 120-member Knesset
(parliament) is elected by
universal, direct and secret
ballot, with votes cast for a
party list, and parties gaining
representation in direct ratio to
their share of the total vote. All
citizens over the age of 18
regardless of sex, race or religion
may vote, and from age 21 be
elected to office. To date, no one
party has received an absolute
majority of the national vote;
thus, governments have always
been formed on a coalition basis.
After the July 1984 elections,
Israel's two major parties
Labor, led by Shimon Peres, and
Likud, led by Yitzhak Shamir
formed a national unity
Community Weil-Being:
Primary Concern
Israel has enacted a broad
range of health and social
legislation to ensure adequate
health care and basic minimum
income for all its citizens, in-
cluding national insurance
benefits ranging from child
allowances to old-age pensions.
An extensive network of social
services offers, among other
things, training and
rehabilitation opportunities
helping people to help them-
selves. A special program for the
improvement of disadvantaged
neighborhoods is being im-
plemented through Project
Renewal, in which residents
actively participate together
with the government, local
authorities and "twinned"
Diaspora communities.
Israel's health standards rank
favorably on a world level: Life
expectancy, live births and
doctor-to-population ratio are
among the highest anywhere.
About 95 percent of Israelis are
members of health funds which,
in return for minimal payment,
provide a full range of medical
services. Israel has made
significant contributions in the
areas of cancer research, im-
munology and cardiology, and
impressive advances in or-
thopedic, plastic and brain
surgery, as well as breaking new
ground in the development of
Pinellas Profile
When Elisa Greenberg was
appointed 1985 Combined
Jewish Appeal Campaign Chair,
she brought a new perspective to
the Campaign, baaed upon her
experiences so different from
those of most of us. Elisa has
lived through a political
revolution, has seen freedoms
taken away, and knows what it
is like to be afraid for one's life.
She recognizes the necessity for
people to commit themselves and
to be involved in protecting the
issues they value.
After being asked to become
involved in the Jewish
Federation, Elisa commented
"As a Jew, I knew it was my
duty to help. I could not, in good
conscience, not get involved. I
take care of my husband and
children, how can I do less for
my extended Jewish family all
over the world?"
Mrs. Greenberg was bom in
Cuba and educated in the United
States. She remembers enjoying
a secure and happy childhood.
The situation changed, however,
after Castro took power, and in
1960, Elisa and her family were
forced to flee to the United
States as refugees. Elisa con-
tinued with her education in
Miami, earning a degree in
English literature from the
University of Miami. She worked
her way through Graduate
School by teaching and working
as office manager in a dental
Elisa met her future husband
Lester, a dentist, in Miami. The
Greenbergs moved to Guatemala
when their daughter Melissa was
four, and son Benjamin was one
year old. Elisa tried to maintain
her enthusiasm while living in
Guatemala, and helped her
husband run the farm where
they lived. "Sometimes the farm
looked like a tic tac toe game,"
. she remembers, laughing,
a, "because Lester and I didn't
I always agree on which way the
irrigation ditches should go."
Elisa Greenberg
place to bring up their family.
When Elisa arrived in Clear-
water, one of the first things she
did was to go to Temple B'nai
Israel to worship. It was there
that she and her husband
worshipped while visiting
Clearwater prior to their per-
manent move.
It was at the temple that Elisa
first heard about the Federation
and she decided to attend a
Women's Division meeting. Sue
Schechter remembers that
meeting vividly. She recalls,
"The women were discussing the
pros and cons of announcing
gifts at our functions. Many
women were afraid that women
would be offended at such an-
nouncements and that the
smaller givers would be in-
timidated by the larger givers."
Elisa stood up and said she
didn't quite understand the
issue. She said, "Where I come
from and where I've lived, the
circumstances are quite dif-
ferent. There, it is the largest
givers who are intimidated
because they are afraid if they
announce large gifts, their
children will be kidnapped or
their houses ransacked. Here, we
can announce any gift we like
and have no fears about our
safety or the safety of our
family. What a precious freedom
that is."
Elisa's involvement with the
Federation began that day. She
says, "I was impressed with the
job the women were doing, and
realized the importance of their
work. I wanted to get involved
and my involvement just grew
and grew."
Elisa has held many positions
in the Federation. She is a past
chair of the Women's Division
and past chair of the Community
Relations Committee. In ad-
dition, she is a member of the
Nominating Committee and
Budget, Planning and
Allocations Committee. She is
now completing her chair-
manship of the 1985 General
The Greenbergs participated
in the 1984 Pinellas County
mission to Israel. Elisa
remembers that trip with great
enthusiasm. "Before the visit to
Israel, I wondered how a country
without any natural resources
could survive. In Israel, I found
out. Israel's greatest natural
resource is its people. What a
wonderful, proud and dedicated
people they are."
When she was asked why she
devotes so much time to the
Federation, Elisa responded,
"When I am asked to do
something, I accept, not because
I am the most qualified in-
dividual in the community to be
campaign chair, but you must
also have the willingness to put
yourself out and do a job. It's
hard to find the willingness and
ability in one person. I have the
Anybody who knows Elisa will
agree that she has the ability as
sophisticated medical
Israel: A World of Culture
The vitality of Israel's diverse
communities has produced a rich
cultural life, expressed in a great
variety of music, dance, theatre
and fine arts presentations
throughout the country. About
80 museums offer exhibits
ranging from Biblical ar-
chaeology to contemporary art.
Nearly 4,000 books and some 700
newspapers and periodicals are
published annually. A recent
UNESCO survey reported that
Israelis are. per capita, the
world's most prolific book
readers and publishers.
One out of every three Israelis,
from preschoolers to senior
citizens, is a student of one sort
or another. Israel's education
system provides free schooling
for all children from age five
through high school, as well as a
wide variety of opportunities for
higher education.
The Economy: Towards a
Science-Based Industry
Israel's "Industrial
Revolution" has resulted in
manufactured goods now
comprising over 90 percent of
commodity exports, a third of
which are sold to Europe and
about one-fifth to the United
States. Total exports of goods
and services now cover 70
percent of Israel's import bill.
Forty percent of export goods
are the result of local research
and development, in which Israel
invests over 2 percent of its
GNP annually, a proportion
similar to that of the most
advanced Western countries. A
major factor in the success of
Israeli R&D has been the
country's highly skilled labor
force, 28 percent of which is
academically trained. Nine out of
every 1,000 people employed in
manufacturing are R&D
scientists and engineers, one of
the highest proportions
Intensive effort has resulted in
the development and successful
marketing of high-tech products
in such fields as medical elec-
tronics, agrotechnology, com-
puter hardware and software,
telecommunications and
alternative energy. The in-
creasing importance of science-
based industry in the national
economy has inspired the
designation of "Science and
Technology" as the theme of
Israel's Independence Day, 1985.
Israel todav is nearly self-
sufficient in food. Ami
R&D has result-
development of
While living there, Elisa
became involved in her children's
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the American school was inferior
to the state schools, so she
T organized a fundraising cam-
paign to erect a new American
S school. The campaign, and Elisa,
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a new facility where children can
acquire an education to help
them better their way of life.
When the Greenbergs decided
to move back to the.States, they
settled on Clearwater as an ideal
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sheeting, are shared with,
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Israel's own deveJon
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recent months, austei
measures have been intro
to stabilize the economy.,
measures, together with
further development and
pansion of sophisticated om
industries, are seen as the key]
Israel's economic recovery.
Peace: Prelude to
Cooperation and Prosperity
The Arab states' refusil i
recognize Israel's right to et
which lies at the core of i
Arab-Israel conflict, has resu
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Arab states have also expk
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most infamous example be
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The circle of hostility _
Israel was broken in 1977. wk.
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IDF To Quit Lebanon This Month
Friday, May 3,1985 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
Tribute Luncheon Held
he third and final stage of
Israel Defense Force
Withdrawal from Lebanon
discussed at the
abinet's weekly sesion
[ All indications are that the
will be out of Lebanon by
end of next month. The
,nd stage of the withdrawal is
but completed. There has
no letup, nevertheless, in
Icks on IDF units in south
__j and Israeli strikes
ist terrorist bases.
iThree IDF soldiers were
funded last Wednesday when
explosive detonated on a
edside as their patrol passed
ar Kana village. Four soldiers
we wounded Tuesday when
feir vehicle hit a landmine east
Tyre. Of the latter, one
ortedly sustained moderate
Junds and the others were only
ghtly hurt.
acked a terrorist base near the
banese town of Bar-Elias in
Bekaa valley and returned
to their bases. The target
identified as a training area
base of the Democratic
lint for the Liberation of
tine headed by Naif
vatmeh. The terrorist group
aid to be pro-Soviet and close
IDF forces also searched
uhur village, south of the
ni River. Finnish officers of
United Nations Interim
I in Lebanon (UNIFIL) said
Icache of weapons was un-
lered in the village and four
pdents were detained.
he final stage of the with-
al will involve abandonment
| the electronic surveillance
on Jebel Baroukh and IDF
Stions in the eastern sector of
front facing Syrian forces in
Bekaa valley. The speed with
eh this will be accomplished
depend on Israel's
ssment of Syrian intentions,
Irmed sources said.
Defense minister
hak Rabin said Wednesday
ie did not think the Syrians
seek a confrontation with
il, but that didn't mean they
discourage terrorist or
rrilla attacks on the IDF.
ley will fight to the last
or the last Druze," he
He noted that all of the
pde attacks or attempted
>cks on the IDF in recent
ks were by Shiite Moslems.
he timetable for completing
ll A,VIV The Israeli
y sank a boat carrying 29
, who were planning to
J.ut f "number of actions"
'"el on the eve of
endence Day.
'enty-one of the guerrillas
Presumed drowned off the
Israel, the military
lana reported this week,
sinking of the boat took
Saturday night, but
otncials refused to give
jation or the identities of
Suernllas. Eight of the
iT Werf captured, and one
I was washed ashore.
other 20 were presumed to
the final stage of withdrawal will
also depend on how soon the
Israel-backed South Lebanon
Army (SLA) is able to take over
responsibility for the "security
belt" just north of the Israel
border. Rabin told reporters that
security in that zone will be
maintained by local civil guards
in their home villages and by the
He said the latter would be
divided into "regional for-
mations" with Druze soldiers in
Druze villages and Christians
and Shiite Moslems in their own
respective areas. However,
Rabin warned if there is unrest,
hostile activity or any kind of
trouble inside Lebanon which
endangers Israeli border towns
and settlements "the IDF will
go, if necessary, into the security
zone and even beyond it."
Otherwise, the IDF will remain
inside the Israeli border.
THE "security belt"
corresponds to the strip of
territory controlled by the late
Maj. Saad Haddad's Israel-
backed Christian militia before
the IDF invaded Lebanon in
June. 1982; plus the Hasbaya
salient which includes Beaufort
Castle, a 12th Century ruin that
was a Palestinian terrorist
stronghold before June, 1982.
But criticism is mounting in
Israel over the projected security
role of the SLA which is com-
manded by Gen. Antoine Lehad.
The critics contend that Israel's
reliance on this largely Christian
mercenary force is much like the
unsuccessful "Vietnamization"
undertaken by the Nixon
Administration in the final years
of the Vietnam war.
Although it was intended to
put the burden of the fighting on
America's South Vietnamese
allies, U.S. troops found
themselves heavily involved in
the fighting. Critics see the same
thing happening to the IDF.
Meanwhile, most heavy
equipment has already been
removed from the area along the
Litani River still held by the
IDF. The IDF has begun
dismantling the Kasemiya
bridge which it built over the
Litani River during the war in
WITH THE bridge removed,
travel and trade between the
and Tyre. Rabin said the IDF
would evacuate Tyre "shortly"
but not before Israel
Independence Day.
IDF-controlled area and the
north will be severely curtailed.
The river crossing had been part
of the main road between Sidon
If the Abe Ader and the Paul
Surenky Posts and Auxiliaries
had given us Rosh Hashanah,
Thanksgiving and Chanukah
baskets, but had not given us
Passover baskets. .it would
have been sufficient. .
But, as in the past, they did
give us an ample supply of
Passover provisions, including
matzoh, gefilte fish, horseradish,
borscht, etc. etc. How generous!
How thoughtful! And how
sensitive to needs of the com-
As the result of their
generosity, Bernice Bressler,
Coordinator of Outreach Service
of Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service, reported that Passover
baskets were delivered to more
than 50 adults and children in
Pinellas County.
We all know at Passover it is
important for all Jews to feel a
sense of belonging and a sense of
continuity with our ancestors
who were brought out of bon-
dage. The traditions coupled
with the symbolism give
meaning and relevance to all who
Bernice Bressler
participate in the Passover Seder
and the holiday.
We at Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service are, therefore,
indebted to JWV and JWVA for
helping us bridge that link for
those families who might not
otherwise have been able to
celebrate this meaningful
commemoration of our
deliverance and freedom from
President Ronald Reagan made
his statement regarding the
Let us make ours:
Combined Jewish Appeal
301 South Jupiter Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33515
Enclosed is my contribution
in the amount of $-------------
An enthusiastic group of
women enjoyed a delicious
brunch and listened to the in-
spiring words of the guest
speaker at the annual Tribute
Brunch held on April 14 at the
home of Sheila Miller. The
brunch was held on behalf of the
Women's Division of the Jewish
Federation, and was open to all
women who contributed $365 or
more to the annual Combined
Jewish Appeal Campaign.
Israel Amitai. noted Israeli
journalist and author, was the
keynote speaker.
Marilyn Katz was the
chairwoman of the event.
Hostesses were Joanne Bokor,
Marilyn Katz, Mary Kramer,
Sheila Miller, and Donna Mills.
Attending the luncheon were
Joanne Bokor, Zenia Fane,
Florence Fayer, Rosa Harris,
Elisa Greenberg, Emily Gurt-
man, Lusia Igel, Jeanne
Kallman. Charlotte Katon.
Marilyn Katz, Reva Kent, Rose
Kern, Mary Kramer, Del Krug,
Sheila Miller. Donna Mills,
Stella Sax, Sue Schechter, Mavis
Schwartz, and Susan Schwartz.
Jewish Day School Celebrates
National Book Week
A festive favorite book
character parade highlighted the
observance of National Book
Week at the Pinellas County
Jewish Day School. Students
and staff dressed in costumes of
their favorite characters for the
Additional book-related ac-
tivities included a book fair of
new books, a book trade con-
sisting of used books, and a
daily period of sustained silent
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School is a beneficiary
agency of the Combined Appeal
of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County.
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A Reborn Torah
A year-long project at Temple
B'nai Israel in Clearwater
culminates with the historic
rebirth of a Torah that survived
the Holocaust.
The Torah is being donated by
Stanley and Lusia I gel of Largo,
survivors of the Holocaust. The
donation will be accepted at
Dedication Day ceremonies
beginning at 11 a.m. May 12, at
the temple at 1685 S. Belcher
Road. "The Torah donation is in
memory of the 3.5 million Jews
who died during the Holocaust
and the thousands of Polish
Christians who suffered and died
trying to help their coun-
trymen," explains Igel, a native
of Poland.
The story of the Torah is the
story of the Igel family and their
past in Poland.
It was on the family farm in
Poland that the Torah was
copied by hand in 1931 under the
sponsorship of Igel's father, who
was educated as a rabbi but
served as a state official.
Go I da Meir Center News
Gold* Meir Center Library
Lest we forget! The burning
question raised at some area
Yom Hashoah observances was,
"Will this generation and the
next generation remember?" A
few local Holocaust survivors
related personal horrors at local
temples and synagogues.
In keeping with the idea that
to read is to remember, the
Golda Meir Library has a
collection of over twenty books
pertaining to the Holocaust.
Some of the books recall the
experiences of the Jews who
perished like An Interrupted Life
by Etty Hillesum, The Artists of
Terezin by Gerald Green, and
Tzili, the Story of a Life by
Aharon Appelfeld.
Invaluable records of this time
are The Lodz Ghetto by Lucjan
Dobroszycki, The Vanished
World by Roman Vishniac, and
The Abandonment of the Jews
by David Wyman.
The children's book Promise of
a New Spring by Gerda
Weissman Klein is also
available. This book is suitable
for children from 7-10 years of
Read and remember!
Sisterhood Delegation to
Attend Conference
Bernice Katz, president of the
isterhood of Congregation
.i'nai Israel. and many
Sisterhood leaders will be
delegates to the Spring Con-
ference of the Florida Branch of
Women's League for Con-
servative Judaism, to be held at
the Sheraton Maitland on May
"This annual Women's League
Conference briefs leadership of
affiliated Conservative
Synagogue Sisterhoods on issues
and programs for the year
ahead," Bernice Katz said. The
Florida Branch is one of 28
Branches, or geographic regions,
that comprise Women's League,
the largest synagogue women's
group in the world.
Topics to be explored at this
year's Conference include Jewish
education and youth. American
and world affairs, the family
today, creative programming,
and synagogue life. Evelyn
Auerbach, National Torah Funds
Residence 11; 11s Chairman, a
national leader of Women's
League, will serve as Consultant
at the Conference.
Other local Sisterhood leaders
attending the Branch Conference
include Char la Fogel, Joan
Redisch, Anita Helfand. Maxine
Pomerantz, Thelma Gilbert,
Joanne Luski, Helen Applefield,
Sheila Grossman, Ellen Bern-
stein, Ceil Strauss, Frances
Stone, and Pearl Brook.
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Just an hour after Lusia and
Stanley Igel were married in
1939, Stanley, a member of the
Polish Army reserve, was called
to the front as Russia invaded
The Russians occupied
Poland. Young Igel served as an
agronomist, a minor government
position, under the new regime
and secretly worked with the
Polish underground.
Then June 22, 1941, Hitler
attacked the Russians. The
nearby Polish border was
divided. Germany occupied
Avoiding the groups in
existence to help Polish Jews,
the family turned to Christians
the Igels had known and worked
The Torah, family papers and
heirlooms and eventually even
Stanley and Lusia's 18-month-
old daughter were hidden with
Christian families who agreed
even though discovery meant an
automatic death sentence.
Stanley and Lusia fled to the
woods, hiding and working with
the underground. For two-and-a-
half years, the Igels s only
contact with their daughter (now
Toni Rinde, wife of Dr. John
Rinde of Largo) was through the
Christian family who hid her.
They saw her only twice, "from a
distance," Lusia Igel explains.
"It was too dangerous other-
"One family paid with their
lives for our lives," Igel recalls.
"The Gestapo found certain
papers of ours hidden with
them." The mother and father
were arrested and their three
small children left behind.
"They refused to tell where we
were," he said. "They were
hanged. Others smuggled their
children to safety." Years later,
the Igels searched for those
children, but to no avail.
Liberation finally came.
Stanley and Lusia were reunited
with their daughter, but 95
percent of their synagogue
family had died or been killed in
the concentration camps. Igels
brother and sister survived.
Lusia Igel. one of seven children,
was not so fortunate. Only she
With liberation, Poland's old
regime was back in control. Igel
went back to work for the
government as an agronomist,
this time in charge of a part of
western Poland including what
was left of 26 Jewish com-
"We realized there was no
more room for the Jewish people.
Some of the influence of the
Nazis remained," Igel says.
"And every step you took there
were graves."
One night, using trucks ob-
tained through connections with
the government, Igel helped
drive displaced Jewish children
across the border to Germany
along a route paved with bribes,
that ultimately would take them
to Palestine.
Igel was called before Poland's
ruling Communist Party to
answer for "kidnapping" 650
children. "They blamed me. I
was afraid for the con-
sequences," Igel says. He called
a friend, Poland's prime
minister, to ask for advice and
was told it was probably best he
get out of the country. "He said
my luck probably had run out.
He contacted the French and got
a temporary visa for me," Igel
says, explaining that the visa
allowed the Igels to enter the
United States under a first
preference quota, bringing their
possessions with them in-
cluding the Torah.
Now, he says, it's time for the
Torah to be passed on. The
Torah donation brings back
painful memories, Lusia Igel
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took Review: Marek and Lisa
iLwtd by Louise Resafer
[recent novel puts the
' st in a new perspective.
L and Lisa are two young
twho met on a registration
fin Krakow, during the
u occupation. At the start
, book, Lisa awakens in a
ial bed in terrible pain
to answer questions as to
Le or identity. The story
i as her remembering
s is restored.
first recalls that as a
girl, her mother had
(or her to enter a
fsity, preferably in the
where the cultural level
he highest. However, she
termined to marry Marek
t her mother's objections.
v? In times like these?
God only knows what
row wUl bring?" She
that they had a secret
png service but their
Cess was short-lived due to
d-up of the Jews by the
she adjusts to her
jidings, she puts her
its in order and remem-
|that her parents had fled
a the incursion of the
ns. She and Marek were
ated by the loss and were
tined to escape. They
Wished this for a while
forged identification
Jand "passing" as Aryans.
Iwere detected by an in-
f and handed over to the
On a march, she recalls
I to snatch a beet from a
[being caught, shot and
Id in a concentration
As she is relating these
}y memories to her
late and to the doctor who
I her, she is plagued by
k concerning Marek's fate
[different camp, hoping
against hope for his survival.
Mrs. Karmel-Wolfe then turns
her narration to Marek's chaotic
struggles and his experiences.
Lisa's were limited by illness,
whereas Marek's were much
more varied. After the war, he
returned to Krakow, seeking
Lisa every which way, yet
unsuccessfully, and decided to
go to his hometown in Lower
Silesia. He included in his
pursuit an unstinting search for
the collaborator who had
betrayed him and Lisa to the
Nazis. He learned that this man
Smolka was now a dignitary in
the Security Police.
An exciting incident in
Marek's experiences was his
unearthing of some synagogue
pieces buried in a Christian
graveyard. Included were silver
goblets, candelabras, breast-
plates (all hideously tarnished),
and, wrapped in oilcloth, a
sacred Torah Scroll.
Meanwhile, as Lisa improves,
she learns that the war is over
and she is helped by the Jewish
Council, recently organized. She
continues to seek clues to locate
her husband and is discouraged.
Finally, she realizes that she
must try to involve herself in life
as it is now, though deeply
The author's description of
post-war Germany is very
penetrating as well as her vivid
sketches of the Jewish victims
who survived. She explains the
new social structure, the
struggle between classes that
still exists, and the role of some
allies in the official set-up.
Henia Karmel-Wolfe is also
the author of a heartbreaker of a
first novel, The Baders of Jacob
Street. She gives true testament
to her writing, for she ex-
perienced personal trauma, and
knows that which she records.
She was a victim of the Nazi
aggression which she describes
so starkly in this volume, the
routing of a Jewish home, and
the degradation thereof. She
describes the thievery of family
possessions by SS rogues, and
the brutal treatment of the Jews.
This first novel was published in
the early 70's and by then she
was in the U.S. She went on
tour, city-to-city to promote
sales of her book. She addressed
many groups and said that she
was gradually acclimating to
new American ways. I heard her
at a Jewish Book Month
program in Cleveland, Ohio. The
horrors of the Hitler regime were
still fresh in her memory and she
spoke haltingly, reliving painful
experiences in her life.
"Marek and Lisa" is a
Holocaust book in an entirely
different vein as stated. It in-
corporates much concerning
basic conditions at this time, but
branches out into a poignant
love story with tender strains. In
alluding to the Holocaust,
certain images appeal, almost
automatically, in a Jewish
person's mind: men and women
in death marches, the prison
garb, the compulsory yellow
star, visions of the starved
bodies and faces, hollow-eyed,
stark and haunting.
In "Marek and Lisa," the
reader now considers the
emotions and actions of this
young couple, deeply in love,
dreaming of their marriage and a
future life together. The times,
marked with deportations and
the brutalities of the SS troops,
dictated its own terms. Henia
Karmel-Wolfe is very insightful
in her writing; conveying Marek
and Lisa's feelings to the reader
as, undaunted, each one seeks
the other, unaware in so doing,
that gradually, they are moving
toward each other. It is a real
love story showing great ten-
derness in the face of havoc and
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Congregations, Organizations Events
The Men's Club will hold a
breakfast May 5 at 10 a.m.
Guest speaker will be an-
nounced. Donation is $2.50,
payable at the door.
The Adult Education will have
Mr. Larry Wasser. director of
the Jewish National Fund, as a
guest on May 8, at 2 p.m. Mr.
Wasser will show a film on
Israel, and describe his recent
trip there. There is no charge.
Sisterhood will hold a Spring
Dessert and Card Party on May
14 at 1 p.m. This will be the last
meeting of the season. Chair-
woman is Helen Vitt. Donation
is $2. For reservation, call Ruth,
345-3850, or Greta, 544-2384.
Lag B'Omer Field Day
Activities. The children of the
Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah
and their families will participate
in a Lag B'Omer Field Day and
picnic on Sunday, May 5, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities of
the day will include Wacky field
races, a kite flying contest,
sidewalk chalk-art show, and
Rabbi Morris B. Chapman
Adult Institute. The Chapman
Adult Institute presents Cantor
Isaac Goodfriend from Ahavath
Ac him Synagogue in Atlanta,
Ga.. who will present "An
Evening Of Jewish Music." The
lecture-concert will take place on
Wednesday, May 8, at 8 p.m.,
and is open to the public.
Sisterhood Donor Luncheon.
Sisterhood will hold their annual
Donor luncheon on Thursday,
May 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Wine
Cellar Restaurant. Honored
guest speaker will be former
Mayor of St. Petersburg,
Corinne Freeman. Harry
Rosenthal will entertain. The
theme of this year's donor
luncheon is "Honoring You the
Women, the Volunteers."
Mitzvah Men's Club.
Mother's Day Brunch. The
Mitzvah Men's Club is holding
their annual Mother's Day
Brunch, Sunday, May 12, in the
Fellowship Hall. Last year,
reservations had to be closed two
weeks before the annual event
due to a sell-out crowd so get
your reservations in early! In
addition to the superb menu, an
ethnic dance group "Grupo
Folklorico Mexico," will en-
tertain. Donations are $4 per
person no reservations ac-
cepted beyond May 8. Make
check payable to "Mitzvah
Men's Club."
Torah Siyum: "Once In A
Lifetime." following the Men's
Club Brunch on Sunday, May
12, Congregation B'nai Israel
will hold a "Once in a Lifetime"
experience the writing and
dedicating of a Sefer Torah.
There will be a scribe (a "Sofer")
trained in the scribal arts who
will preside at the Siyum
Hatorah. The day promises to be
an exciting Torah Dedication
Day with singing, dancing and
more. The entire Jewish com-
munity is invited to participate.
The Sisterhood of Temple
B'nai Israel, Clearwater an-
nounces that its Installation
Luncheon will be held at The
Wine Cellar. North Reddington
Beach, on May 14, at 11:30 a.m.
The Boulevard will provide
informal modeling featuring a
summer fashion statement and
evening wear.
Reservations are required.
Send your check for $10 to
Sylvia Schnur c-o Temple B'nai
Israel Sisterhood, 1685 South
Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL
33546. Indicate whether you
prefer fish or chicken crepes. The
public is invited to join us but
the absolute deadline for
reservations is May 4.
St. Petersburg Evening
The chapter held its second
annual Children's Film Festival
on April 2.
This community service
project enabled needy children
from the community, with the
cooperation of the Department of
Health and Rehabilitative
Services, to see a movie, many
for the first time.
ORT wishes to thank all those
who acted as sponsors and
worked to make the project
West Wind
Installation of new officers will
take place June 3, at 11:30 a.m..
at Sweetwaters Restaurant.
Luncheon will be served.
New Officers are President,
Jean Orloff; Vice President, Ida
Elegant; Financial Secretary,
Lillian Rackstein: and Treasurer,
Nancy Kess.
Lillian Brescia will provide
entertainment, and door prizes
will be given.
Donation is $6.50. For
reservations, call Nancy, 446-
3106 or Ida. 796-3061.
Golda Meir
Last meeting of the season
will take place May 8, m the
Upham Room, Administration
Building, St. Petersburg Beach.
Chapter President Rivy
Chapman will install new of-
ficers, and Mildred Gale and
Margaret March will present a
playlet. Social hour begins at
12:00, meeting follows.
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Sheila Miller and Joanne Bokor fingerprinting cAii_.
Clearwater Mall, as part of National Council of Jewish |
Suncoast Sections KIDS Fingerprinting program.
An Installation Meeting will
take place on May 8 at
Congregation B'nai Israel. St.
Petersburg, at 12:30. Miriam
Barshefsky is the installing
National Council of Jewish
Women Suncoast Section
recently participated in two
important child safety events at
the Clearwater Mall and Tyrone
Square Mall. Both events were
sponsored by the Child Safety
Task Force, of which National
Council of Jewish Women
Suncoast Section is proud to be
a member.
At these two events the
National Council of Jewish
Women provided the service of
their KIDS Fingerprinting
program to the over-all theme of
child safety.
On May 4 we will attend the
Country Dinner Theater to see
"Man of La Mancha." Call Bill
Wolfson for reservations.
A special birthday will be
celebrated May 16 for President
Hilda Schwartz.
An Installation luncheon will
take place May 23, with Rabbi
Baseman officiating.
New officers are President,
Hilda Schwartz: Vice President,
Bill Wolfson: Treasurer, Ernest
Schnur: Recording Secretary.
Florence Wax; Corresponding
Secretary, Ruth Oilman: and
Membership, Louise Rosefield.
The luncheon originally
scheduled for May 5 has been
postponed. A new date will be
announced soon.
A business meeting will be
held on May 6.
For information or reser-
vations on the cruise in
November, call Florence
Shevelenco, 796-1372.
There will be no business
meetings June, July, and
t August, but the club will con-
tinue to meet on Mondays for a
get together. Lillian Gross will
continue to be chairwoman for
entertainment and shows. Call
her at 398-1900.
A planning session and
meeting will be held on May 7 at
the Golda Meir Center at 7:30
p.m. All are welcome. A group of
local B*nai B*rithers tackled the
question of permitting women
membership in B'nai B'rith.
Women now have their own
division, and that is not under
discussion. The B'nai B'rith
International has been petitioned
to allow women to become
members of the men's lodges and
that issue is being discussed
locally and nationally by a group
appointed by Gerald Kraft, B'nai
B'rith International President.
Recommendations will be
made by local task forces to the
international organization, which
will then decide the issue. B'nai
B'rith welcomes any input
members of the community
might have on this issue.
Other topics of interest locally
are the Blood Bank, the new
Youth Organization, ADL
issues, and election of new of-
For information, in St.
(Left to Right) Morton Sherman, co-host; Martin,
ATS, Southern Region; Yehoshua Trigor, Consul General,
Morton Wygodski, chairman, Suncoast Chapter.
Petersburg, call Jor Charles, 526-
4372, and in Clearwater, Henry
Stevens. 531-4900.
Abe Ader Post No. 246
And Auxiliary
The Kosher dinner and Talent
Show was a tremendous success.
Thank you all.
On May 5, Sunday, 12 noon.
Commander Harold Salkey and
President Estelle Siebert invite
you to attend Installation of
Officers. It will be held at the
Jewish Community Center, 8167
Elbow Lane No., St. Petersburg.
Donation $4.50. Luncheon will
be served and entertainment by
the U.S.A. Band of Bay Pines.
For tickets and information call
Estelle 345-1002. Harold 546-
4430. or Ben 867-0740.
On Thursday. May 9, 2 p.m., a
Monte Carlo will be held at Bay
Pines Nursing Home.
On Sunday. May 19, 3 p.m., a
Game will be held at Bay Pines,
and at 7 p.m. Monte Carlo in
Building 37.
Gulf Coast
District Council
Department of Florida
Commander Harry Weiss and
President Ruth Eiseman cor-
dially invite you to attend a
Mini-Convention Luncheon and
Installation. Sunday. May 1
10 a.m., Ramada Inn
401 U.S. Highway 19
Clearwater. Donation $8.75.
For information call
Hochberg. 7960950.
Suncoast Chapter
hosted Mr. Yehoshua
Consul General of Isrsll
Florida and Puerto Rico.
A presentation of
ingenuity and enterprise i
electronic communication
was given by Benny Kb
Suncoast Chapter of Ai
Technion Society is havii
Gala Dinner Party on
evening June 8, at 8 0'
the Wine Cellar
Redington Beach. Chii
for this event is Barbara
For further information,!
call Mrs. Heller at "'
before 9 p.m.
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May 17 7:57
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Friday, May 3,1985 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
tot Ross Ginsberg
Laura Amy Getter
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
ett Ross Ginsberg, son of
nd Mrs. Sheldon Ginsberg,
called to the Torah as a
ilitzvah on May 11 at
leB'nai Israel, Clearwater.
ti attends the temple
us school, and is active in
Junior Youth Group. He
Js Shorecrest Preparatory
where he is a High
J Student, and a member of
fence Club.
ett is a member of the
yside Club Soccer League,
jiioys tennis, golf, and coin
and Mrs. Ginsberg will
reception in Barrett's
at the Great Room of
Eckerd Hall. Special
will be attending from
lYork, Virginia, and all
If Florida.
Amy Geller, daughter
Ik and Caryn Geller, will
celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on
May 4 at Temple B'nai Israel,
Laura attends the Oak Grove
Middle School, where she is in
the 7th grade. She is a member
of the school chorus and the
track team. Laura's hobbies
include piano, horseback riding,
swimming, and fishing.
Mr. and Mrs. Geller will host a
reception at Melody Ranch in
Tarpon Springs. Celebrating
with Laura will be her grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra
Lesses, and her grandmother,
Lillian Greenberg, from Buffalo,
New York. Other friends and
relatives from New York,
Missouri, Illinois, and
Massachusetts will attend.
The Gellers will host a brunch
in their home on Sunday mor-
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j Jewish Community Center is now hiring qualified
f members for Summer Employment at:
Camp Kadima
ES: 16 Jr. Counselors 18 and up Sr. Counselors
[also are interviewing for Unit Heads, Specialists in
b and Crafts, Music, Drama, Sports, Tennis, Gym-
pics, Dance.
Contact the JCC at 344-5795
' Camp Kadima is held June 17th-August 9th at
17 Elbow Ln. N., St. Petersburg. Camp Kadima is a
1 camp for children ages 2l/-15.
[ivities include: Sports, Swimming, Art, Music,
i Dance, and Jewish programs.
cial activities include: Overnights, Extended Trips,
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Vided daily.
"sportation and Extended Care Programs Are
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New Israel Individual Variable Rate Bond
Offered By Israel Bond Organization
A new State of Israel
Individual Variable Rate Bond
for individual purchasers,
designed to expand Israel Bond
sales and mobilize additional
proceeds for the strengthening of
Israel's economy, has been
announced by the State of Israel
Bond Organization.
The new instrument pays a
minimum annual interest of six
percent plus 50 percent of the
excess over six percent of the
average of the prime rates quoted
by three major U.S. banks. A
minimum purchase of $10,000 is
The announcement of the new
$50 million issue was made by
David B. Hermelin, National
Campaign Chairman of the Bond
Organization, and Brig. Gen.
(Res.) Yehudah Halevy,
They said, "This new Israel
Bond security is being issued in
response to requests by sup-
porters of Israel's economic
development program who
suggested a larger denomination
Bond which has a higher yield
and can be held in a personal
The new Bond matures ten
years of the date of issue. The
interest is computed semi-
annually and is paid on April 1st
of each year.
The Bond leaders added, "The
Bond Organization has a history
of success with each of its new
investment instruments. This
year, because of the economic
problems confronting it, Israel's
Government and people are
making sacrifices to help restore
the economy to stability and
growth. By investing in this new
Israel Bond issue, Israel's friends
can demonstrate their part-
nership with the people of Israel
and at the same time receive a
competitive return."
3,000 Ethiopians
Flee Their Homes
Approximately 3,000 Ethiopian
Jews have left their homes in
central Ethiopia because of
government persecution, and
have fled to a rebel-held area
near the Sudanese border, a rebel
spokesman said this week.
The spokesman for the
Ethiopian Peoples Democratic
Movement siad the Ethiopian
Jews want to emigrate to Israel
because of heightened per-
secution by Ethiopian officials as
a result of the second secret
operation that brought out
thousands of Ethiopian Jews
through the Sudan to Israel.
The Israel Bond Organization economy from sales from its
has mobilized more than $7 various instruments since its
billion for every aspect of Israel's inception in 1951.
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Home Manager; Laundry,
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RN's, LPN, Live-ins
In Home Beautician
Transportation to Doctor's
Miscellaneous Services
Bookeeping Secretary
Property Management
Automobile Repairs
Lawn/Gardening Care
Home "Handy Man"
Physician Home Calls
"There's so little
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I wish
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For many people, the first moment they think about a
funeral and its related costs is when they have to. But by
then, they may be neither emotionally nor financially
equipped to deal with the situation.
To eliminate this problem, more and more families
are coming to us today for information on pre-arranged
funerals and prc-paid plans. One such monetary plan is
called a funeral trust agreement, by which the money
allocated in trust, which is deposited in an insured
financial institution, still belongs to you and may be
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Feel free to ask us for the facts on funeral planning
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Kent Jewish Community Center News
Family Picnic Set For
Kent Community Center
Hundreds of participants are
expected at this Sunday's Noon
Groundbreaking at KJCC,
according to Phyllis Gross and
Enid Newmark, co-chairpersons
of the event.
The Groundbreaking marks
the beginning phase of the KJCC
plans to serve the Jewish
Community in Northern Pineila*-
County. A 5,000-square-foot
building is already situated on
the site. The opening of the
building will take place shortly.
Future plans for the ll'/i-acre
site include indoor and outdoor
athletic facilities, Olympic and
kiddie pools, meeting rooms and
The Groundbreaking
festivities include entertainment
for children and adults, a picnic
luncheon and a short ground-
breaking ceremony. Participants
will have an opportunity to view
the Center's permanent site. The
entire community has been
invited to take part in the noon-2
p.m. event, which will be held at
the Kent Jewish Community
Center's grounds at Hercules
Ave. and Virginia St.
The picnic luncheon has been
generously donated by Jo-El
Specialty Foods. Dietary laws
will be observed.
An Apple Computer has been
donated to the KJCC by Charles
Rutenberg, according to Stanley
Newmark, president.
The computer will be used for
the Center's mailing lists, word
processing, and financial reports
in addition to many other
functions. This will enable the
Center to save on its manpower
Pam Murata, Kent JCC
secretary, using the Center's
computer recently donated by
Charles Rutenberg.
A Summer Travel Camp for
youth entering 7th-9th grades in
1965, will be offered by the
The Travel Camp, called
"Teens On Wheels," is an eight
week program beginning on June
1 800 432 3708
Camp will consist of two
extended trips: To the Atlanta
area and to the Keys and South
The remaining weeks will be
spent on local trips, overnight
programs with other JCCs and
activities at the Center's per-
manent site at Hercules Ave.
and Virginia St.
Campers may register for the
full eight week camp or for either
of the two four week sessions.
The KJCC has planned a
program for boys entering
kindergarten to second grades
and their parents, according to
Jacket Meddin.
The program called "The
Maccabee Braves" is designed to
build and strengthen un-
derstanding and mutual respect
between parents and their sons.
The groups will participate in
camp-outs, parties, ball games,
field trips, hikes, games and
other exciting activities.
A meeting has been set up for
Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in
the Golda Meir Center to
organize the program. Boys and
their parents are invited to
attend the meeting. Participants
will have an opportunity to learn
about the program.
An SAT Preparation Course
has been planned by the KJCC
according to Stanley Newmark.
The class will be offered on
Tuesday evenings, beginning
May 7. from 7-10 p.m. and will
be held at the Golda Meir
Center, 301 S. Jupiter Ave. (one
block North of Gulf to Bay
The course will offer an
overview of test problems,
questions and test taking
strategy. The SAT course wQl
help prepare students for the
June 1 examination and
examinations to be held in the
Fee for the course is $20 which
includes 12 hours of class work.
SAT preparation books are
available for $7.50.
KJCC is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish
Pinellas County.
To register lor the SAT
or for information on.
Jewish Communitnva
programs, please L
Seidenberg at 446-492^
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