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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Off IS mi las County
Kiume6 -Number 10'
New Board Members
Approved By Federation
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, May 17,1985
Price 35 Cents
board of directors, at its
ting on May 8, approved the
Drt of the Nominating
nmittee of the Jewish
[ration of Pinellas County.
(embers of the 1985
ninating Committee are Elisa
nberg. Reva Kent, Julius
Stanley Newmark,
,rles Rutenberg, Leonard
nan. and Sidney Wemer.
s nominated and ap-
ted are president, Stanley
fmark: vice presidents. Bruce
Elisa Greenberg, Reva
Stan Michels, Irwin
. Leonard Seligman, and
Werner: secretary, Julius
kin: and treasurer, Ted
linated and approved for
e-year terms on the board
Bruce Bokor, David
man Honald Diner, Roland
Fox, Harry Green, Elisa
Greenberg, Emanuel Harris, Dr.
Alan Katz, Larry Krug, Howard
Lawrence, Jean Mai kin, Irwin
Miller, Scott Nicoletti, Toni
Rinde, and Charles Rutenberg.
Additional nominations for
directors may be made by the
filing of a petition containing the
signatures of 10 members of the
Federation, which must be
received by the President or
Executive Director at least 5
days prior to the Annual
The Annual Meeting will be
held June 2 at the Jewish
Community Center of Pinellas
County, 8167 Elbow Lane N., St.
For information or reser-
vations, call the Federation
office. 446-1033.
Peres Vows U.S. Made No
Conditions for $1.5 Billion

Premier Shimon Peres,
^ssing that the U.S. has
de no conditions for
f/iding an additional
billion in economic aid
Israel, disclosed that
el has in fact rejected
ain recommendations
ihe Reagan
illustration to improve
the suggestions
fed down called for a large
luatkm of the Shekel
labnlition of linkage to the
umer price index and to the
Ming students at
\vrv iversity, Peres said
while Israel acknowledged
Much measures might help
I hey could not
e they would
week, feres
50,000 Israelis
U '1 the
as adopted.
eonomic aid
from the U.S.
service Israel's
the U.S. for anna
'I ne dollar will be
the living stan-
Israelis. Peres declared,
rands are left over after
repayment, they will be
[to increase Israel's foreign
cy reserves which are
to a stable economy, he
MJ.8. has informed Israel
I't. will provide the $1.5
m economic aid, in ad-
w> S3 billion in economic
watery assistance already
J'ed for fiscal 1986, all of it
A formal announcement
. ted when Secretary of
^rge Shultz visits Israel
JSP J toy tl
pnai aid was confirmed,
l*Med figures showed
[Israel suffered a severe
m us fight against
Pn last month along with a
diminution of its scarce
currency reserves. The
**< it was disclosed.
was forced to print 148 bulion
Shekels in April in sharp con-
trast to March when no new
currency was printed.
AT THE same time, foreign
currency reserves were reduced
by another $44 million and stand
at S2.86 billion, far below what
economists consider the danger
The injection of relatively
large amounts of currency into
the economy was required
because the public withdrew
some 50 million more Shekels
from its savings accounts than it
put in and because of h rise in
government spending. Treasury
sources insisted however that
government spending actually
shrank by 16 percent compared
to the average of the previous
three months.
Another reason to print more
money was the steady dro
tax revenues. In the
anue has fallen by
14 percent, laving an in-
srael's par.
known a Wars."
was one of only three non-NA i' I
countries invited by the L.S. to
Federation Budget Accepted
The Board of Directors of the
Jewish Federation met on May
8, and in an act of caring and
concern for those persons for
whom the Federation provides
funds and services, agreed to
take dramatic action for the
benefit of the community.
Stan Michels, chairman of the
Budget Committee explained
that because of a shortfall in the
1985 Combined Jewish Appeal
Campaign, it was agreed to
borrow $100,000 on a one year
loan, at 1 percent interest, non-
renewable, from Republic Bank.
This loan will be repaid from the
1986 campaign, before any other
In making this decision, the
Budget, Planning and Allocation
Committee and the Federation
Board felt that it would be able
to uphold its commitment to the
local beneficiary agencies, to
Israel, and to the Jews in need
around the world. The other
alternative, to drastically cut the
allocations, would do most
damage to those who most need
our assistance.
The 1985 Campaign, with the
addition of the loan, will allow
the Federation to fund the
agencies at an acceptable level.
Saul Schechter, president of
the Federation, expressed his
gratitude to Michels and his
committee, for their con-
scientious concern in preparing a
most difficult budget. Schechter
commented. "The task of
allocating funds in a year with a
1985 Campaign and Loan $1,200,000
Shrinkage and Contingency Reserve $70,353
Net Allocable Amount $1,129,647
United Jewish Appeal $552,087
Federation Administration and Campaign $185,967
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County $107,500
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service $110,595
Koved Fund $10,000
Pinellas County Jewish Day School $50,000
Kent Jewish Community Center $60,000
Local Allocations $3,700
State Allocations----- $5,500
Memberships-------- $20,698
Federation Programs $19,000
Miscellaneous Minor Allocations $1,600
Total $1,126,647
Capital -Computer $3,000
Total Allocations $1,129,647
Local allocations include Neighborly Senior Service. Tampa
Bay Jewish Singles Council, and Hillel School of Tampa.
-----State allocations include Hillel and Atlanta Jewish
Children's Services.
--------Memberships include Association of Florida
Federations, Council of Jewish Federations, and Jewish Welfare
campaign shortfall is most
difficult. The flawless and
diligent attention given by this
budget committee allows them
to reflect the wishes of the
community in a most delicate
Members of the 1985 Budget,
Planning, and Allocation
Committee are Stan Michels,
chairman, Elihu Berman, Rabbi
Kenneth Bromberg, Stanley
Freifeld, Elisa Greenberg, Reva
Kent, Larry Krug, Irwin Miller,
Loren Pollack, Charles
Rutenberg, Suzanne Schechter,
Ron Diner, Edie Seligman, and
Sidney Werner.

We Are One
Federation and Agencies
To Hold Joint Annual Meeting
On Sunday. June 2, at 9 a.m..
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County. Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, Jewish Com-
munity Center of Pinellas
County, Kent Jewish Com-
munity Center, and Pinellas
County Jewish Day School will
hold a joint Annual Meeting.
The event will be held at the
Jewish Communitv Center of
las County, 8167 Elbow
North. St. Petersburg. A
fet breakfast will be served.
?an and Ron Diner are
irsons. Guest speaker will
bi an Bresky of Temple
Shalom, Dunedin.
embers oi the Jew
ration will elect and install
deration Board members
officers. Representatives of
the local beneficiary agencies of
the Federation will deliver their
annual reports.
Rally For Soviet
Jewry May 19
The desperate situation of the
Jews long ago in Persia impelled
Mordecai to cry aloud. Lute
Mordecai of the Book of Esther,
Jews and Christians alike are
crying out today on behalf of the
Jewish people trapped in the
Soviet Union and refused the
right to emigrate.
Let us not keep silent! It is
urgent that we raise our voices
in prayer and public demon-
strations in order to bring about
the freedom of all Soviet Jews.
You can be part of such a
pubUc rally on Sunday, May iv,
at Williams Park, St. Peter-
sburg. There will be a joint rally
with the Jewish and Christian
community participating. Rabbi
Ira Youdovin of Temple Beth El,
Jan Willem Van der Houen,
spokesman for the International
Christian Embassy, Jerusalem,
and Igor Tiperfal, a Soviet Jew
recently arrived in this coi
will speak. Israeli dance and
music will be featured. The rally
betrins at 3 p.m.
Sue Diner
Reservations are now being
accepted by the remittance of $5
per reservation.
Diner stated that anyone who
is a member of the Federation in
accordance with the Federation
Articles of Incorporation is
eligible to vote.
The Federation Articles of
Incorporation state:
"Article VI: Membership
Membership in the Federation
shall be open to any person who
has attained the age of 18 years,
and who contributed and pay8
the sum of $26 per year to the
Annual Federation Campaign.
Any contribution by a husband
or wife of $25 or more for the
fiscal year during which such a
contribution shall be due and
paid, shall entitle each to an
individual voting membership."
Invitations to the Annual
Meeting will be in the mail soon.
For information or reservations,
call the Federation office at 446-
lion Diner

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County / Friday, May 17,1985
Ethiopian Jews In Israel
A First-Hand Account
Orloff, "Operation Moses" chair
for the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County, has just
returned from Israel, where he
and Jean visited their children.
Because Sylvan's son-in-law is
associated with the Jewish
Agency and "Operation Moses,"
Sylvan had the opportunity to
visit centers throughout Israel
that are housing Ethiopian Jews.
Here is Sylvan's firsthand
account of what he observed:)
I have just returned from
Israel, where I had the op-
portunity to visit five absorption
centers housing Ethiopian Jews.
I was able to travel to these
centers with my son-in-law as he
was performing his duties for the
Jewish Agency so I was not
hindered by being part of a large
group of tourists.
The first center I visited was
in Natanya. This center func-
tions in a hotel which is rented
by the Jewish Agency. I wanted
to see what it looked like because
it represents one type of housing
that is utilized since suddenly,
over a period of eight or nine
months, ten thousand or so
people had to be housed.
The hotel I visited was the
Princess Hotel, which was taken
over in December by the
Agency. At the present time,
there are 380 people being
housed in this hotel. About 100
of these are families with a large
percentage of single parents. On
the premises, they have separate
Ulpans for men and for women.
These facilities are separated
because apparently, the
Ethiopians are not accustomed
to co-education and are not
comfortable with it as yet. They
have a kindergarten for the five-
and six-year-olds and a pre-
school and nursery for tots and
little babies. Children six years
through high school are bused to
public schools where they have
separate classes but are
gradually integrated into the
regular school system.
These people are given pocket
money and are being taught how
to handle funds. This center is
taking over additional space in
This young boy already speaks
the hotel, to be used for
vocational training classes for
men and women.
As far as absorption centers
go, this is a very poor
arrangement. You could classify
this as a minus-one star Israeli
hotel with relatively small
rooms, where families of three to
five people are living in one
small room. There are no cooking
faculties in the rooms as all of
the meals are served by the hotel
in the central dining hall.
Therefore, there is no op-
portunity to teach the women
nutrition, cooking, etc., in a
modem society.
The next center that we
visited was Givat Olga, near
Natanya. This center was opened
in November and houses about
220 people. There are only
families here and each family has
its own apartment. They are able
to cook, shop and learn about
independent living. After being
there four or five months, they
travel on buses and get around
quite well. The schooling is much
the same as the Princess Hotel
in that there is an Ulpan for the
adults, a nursery and a pre-
school. The children, six and
older, go to public school. The
Ethiopians, as I mentioned
before, are able to travel around.
As a matter of fact, for one of
the holidays, some went as far as
Eilat, which is quite a distance,
as Natanya is north of Haifa.
Also, they have opened bank
accounts and are learning how to
handle their funds in-
dependently. At the present
time, they are initiating a pre-
vocational program for potential
employment in various
businesses and industries in the
area. The process of aptitude
screening has already begun.
We next went to a center at
Mikhamrit. This center is also
being rented from its owners.
It's like a motel, quite spread
out, but otherwise, the program
is very similar to Givat Olga.
There are about 120 families
living in this center.
On the next trip we made, we
started north of Acca at Hupim.
This particular center was, and
still is, a Youth Aliyah Project.
It is beautiful. Only children are
there. At the present time, there
are 188. Many of the children are
orphans, and others have been
separated from parents who are
still in Ethiopia. There are no
adult relatives in Israel for the
children to be housed with. The
center opened in July, 1984 with
251 children. By now 73 of these
children have been transferred to
other schools and colleges ac-
cording to their scholastic
ability. Naturally, I am referring
to children 16, 17, and 18 years
old. In other words, 73 of them
have progressed to the point
since July, a period of eight or
nine months, where they can be
educated in the regular
educational system. Indicentally,
this particular center, in an
emergency, can handle up to 400
children. The goal of this center
is to prepare these children for
institutions of higher learning
and vocational institutions. At
the present time, the primary
1 *
f f '
1 4
Sylvan Orloff, Operation Moses
goals they have are: physical
health and maintenance; mental
health and maintenance; and
scholastic education reading,
writing, math, as well as
religious instruction. Seems odd
to say that they need religious
instruction, but you have to
understand that the Ethiopian's
Jewish religion ends with the
Bible and they know nothing
about the way of Jewish laws of
today. The Israelis have been
trying to encourage the
Ethiopians to follow modern day
practices. On Passover, for
example, the Ethiopians simply
broke their dishes and made new
ones out of pottery. It's a little
expensive to do that in Israel.
The children were told the story
about the lost letter, explaining
that many years ago the
Kohanim in Jerusalem updated a
lot of laws and rules and
regulations, and then sent letters
all over the Diaspora.
Apparently, the letter to
Ethiopia got lost. These children
can understand how that letter
could get lost because some of
them had walked for two and
three thousand miles to get to
the camps of Sudan, where they
were finally taken and brought
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County
301S. Jupiter St.
Clearwater, PL 33515
Check Enclosed
Name _---------
Address ----------
Signature r-
Ethiopian children attend nurseries and kindergarten.
to Israel. Incidentally, for the
first time. I got an indication of
what the children's physical and
mental condition was when they
arrived and it was really
horrible. They had been
brutalized, sexually molested,
beaten, and of course, starved.
We had lunch at the center and
saw something that was quite
exciting. In the middle of lunch,
a girl came in, about 16 years old
and three of the other kids, a girl
and two boys, all younger,
jumped from their chairs and ran
to her. It was their older sister,
who had just located them and
was reunited with them at the
The next resort (center) we
went to was Shave Ziyyon. The
reason I say resort is that this
was formerly a seaside resort
motel and it's quite lovely,
bearing in mind that this would
also be considered in the United
States as a minus-one star motel.
At the present time they have
150 children here. These children
were brought in four months ago
in the "Operation Moses"
program and they are six to 18
years of age. When they first
came in, they had 25 to 30
children a day being sent to a
nearby hospital. They are now
down to three a day. There are a
lot of orphans here, but also,
many children who have no
adults in the family in Israel.
These children, here just a few
months, are doing amazingly
well. They look well and healthy.
The cost of this hotel is $12 per
day per person and when the
lease is up the first week in July,
the Agency is not going to renew
the lease because the
want more money. The
for this is it will be the __
the summer season from
through October when
types of resort operations
extremely busy and filled
Incidentally, these child
$12 per day are fed in a
dining hall and the
operators are selling them
All in all, I have to say I
every place I went. 1 found |
Ethiopians to be hig!
motivated in everything
they are doing. I was ab
walk into classrooms, sit i
for a few minutes, listen tot
being taught and watch
work on the blackboard.
women and children seen to 1
highly motivated and
working very hard to
Hebrew and get to the
where they can be on their |
and not live under the cond
that they have to at the |
In the centers where
children live, it isn't an i
sight to see two or three (
huddled around one child I
book. It appears that the i
with the one book was a 1
swifter than the other
she or he wouuld be exp
something to the others.
of the centers we happened |
walking through the
building during a break i
one of the rooms,
three or four children pn
arithmetic on the bli
instead of fiddling arc
Continued on Page 8-
TOP Makes The Difference
Charitable Tax Planning
"Operation Moses" has
become the rallying call to Jews
all over the world and has helped
to save the lives of thousands of
Ethiopian Jews. Federation
across the country and indeed
Jewish communities throughout
the world made commitments,
although initially in secret, to
help save Jewish lives by raising
funds for "Operation Moses."
The Jewish Federation of
Finellas County also rose to the
clarion call by making a pledge
to raise $120,000. This pledge to
$120,000 for "Operation Moses"
was a bold undertaking for our
community because it meant
having to make a commitment
a -i to b* Pd in full by
Apnl 1. *
The dollars were needed like a
parched field needs rain.
Hundreds of Jews from Ethiopia
were arriving in Israel every day,
and the financial needs were and
continue to be staggering. The
absorption of any immigrant
into a foreign country is costly,
but the absorption of Ethiopian
Jews into Israel is even more
costly because of the vast dif-
ference in the culture of the
Ethiopian Jew.
i Byuth fiddle of March the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County found itself in a difficult
situation. Pledges to "Operation
Moses" were not coming in as
anticipated, yet the Federation's
commitment to save Jewish fives
still stood. The decision was
made by the Federation
Executive Board to look to its
Endowment Fund operated
under the umbrella of the TOP
Jewish Foundation to make up
the $51,000 difference that was
needed to meet its commitment
on time.
One of the component funds of
the Pinellas (TOP) Endowment
Fund is the General-Unrestricted
Fund. The income from this fund
is generally used as seed money
for new and innovative programs
or projects of the Federation and
the Federation agencies. Another
use is for emergency
situations .whether local or
overseas. The Federation
Executive Board felt that saving
Jewish lives from starvation and
death certainly qualified as an
emergency. In a unanimous vote
the Executive Board authorized
the immediate distribution of
$51,000 from its General
Endowment Funds to UJA for
"Operation Moses."
The Federation hopes that all
pledges made for "Operation
Moses" will be honored, and as
the funds come into the
Federation they will be turned
over to the General Endowment
Fund to replenish it. Those of
you in the community who have
not made pledges to "Operation
Moses" may still do so, or better
Bruce Bokor, TOP Eniot
Fund Chairman
Development Consul**
vet. send a check
Federation indicating
"Operation Moses-
"We hope that we w*
again have to use
dowment funds TT
that we might have to*
important for d *-3
County to help t>uuo
dowment fund.
The Pinellas End*
Fund does make a drffe*

Friday, May 17,1985 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellaa County Page 3
Yom Hashoa Commemoration
Inn Sunday evening, April 21,
Congregation Beth Shalom,
Wwater, the Jewish com-
* of Pinellas County
Ld Yom Hashoa (Holocaust
iembrance Day) with an
eion of gratitude to the
xan GI's who liberated the
CJh camps 40 years ago.
iMoving eyewitness accounts
lwhat was seen as the camps
liberated were given by
residents Dr. Abraham
arnov, who was at
tuthausen when that camp
u liberated, and Adon L.
aith, who was at Dachau. A
for such eyewitnesses to
come forward was answered by
many World War II veterans
living in the area. In virtually
every case, these men have been
haunted by what they saw in the
death camps as young soldiers
40 years ago.
A mounted shofar, Jewish
symbol of the call to conscience,
was presented by Mark
Goodfriend of Holocaust Sur-
vivors-Second Generation to
Edwin Shu man, Florida State
Commander, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, as a community token of
Participating as well in the
community-wide observance was
Elisa Greenberg, vice president,
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County; Cantor Irving Zummer
of Congregation B'nai Israel, St.
Petersburg; members of the Paul
Surenky Post 409, Jewish War
Veterans; and Rabbi Kenneth
Bromberg, Congregation Beth
Shalom, Clearwater; Rabbi
Sherman Kirschner,
Congregation Beth Chai,
Seminole; and Rabbi Ira
Youdovin, Temple Beth El, St.
Petersburg, officers of Pinellas
County Board of Rabbis, which
co-sponsored the com-
memoration with Holocaust
Survivors-Second Generation.
Forest In Memory of Fallen Israeli Soldiers
Established By JNF of America
Ken Faliero, president of Florida National Bank of Tampa Bay,
presents a check for SI million inpayment of an Israel Bond purchase
to Erwin Abrams, chairman of the Israel Bond Committee at
Congregation Beth Shalom of Clearwater, while entertainer Emil
Cohen looks on.
Rorida National Bank Purchases
$1 Million State of Israel Bonds
I The Jewish National Fund of
Imerica concluded its Second
ttional Assembly in Israel with
1 spontaneous collection of
loO.OOO to establish a forest in
lemory of the 12 Israeli soldiers
fco were killed in Lebanon
iring the closing days of the
(The forest, of 20,000 trees, will
\ located between Kiryat
pemona and Metulla, one mile
the site where the attack
ok place.
[Three hundred delegates from
Voss the United States at-
tided the Assembly, chaired by
Ebert E. Levine of Teaneck,
nr Jersey. The eight-day
logram concentrated on site
spec t ions of JNF Land
welopment. road building,
parks, and afforestation projects.
The itinerary focused on the
Galilee, Israel's strategic nor-
thern region where the JNF is
reclaiming rocky, undeveloped
land for 50 settlements and
mitzpim, hilltop settlements, and
for industrial complexes.
The group spent four days in
the Galilee witnessing first-hand
the work of the JNF. At mitzpe
Hila, one of 50 outposts
established on land reclaimed by
the JNF, they met with the 12
families inhabiting this hilltop
settlement and learned about
pioneering life. They also toured
the Tefen industrial zone on
JNF-prepared land, an area of
new communities and industrial
complexes based on high
During the opening session of
the Assembly, JNF President
Charlotte Jacobson presented a
$1 million check to the Keren
Kayemeth Lelsrael for JNF
projects throughout the country.
Later, a $250,000 gift by JNF
leader Avrum Chudnow of
Milwaukee was made toward the
creation of a lake in JNF's new
multi-million dollar tourism
project, King Solomon's Mines,
at Timna Valley Park in the
Florida National Bank of
Tampa Bay purchased $1 million
in State of Israel Bonds, it was
announced by Ken Faliero,
A check presentation
ceremony is being held at several
Israel Bond events that are
taking place in the Tampa Bay
Area to inform bondholders of
the Bank's support of the State
of Israel. In accepting this
check, General Yehuda Halevy,
President of the worldwide Israel
Bond Organization, noted that
300 of the leading 500 U.S.
banks hold Israel Bonds in their
portfolios. Bonds yield the
current prime rate of interest,
adjusted every six months.
William Jackson, Executive
Director of the westcoast Israel
Bond office, urged Israel Bond
holders to express their in-
dividual appreciation for the
bank purchase.
350 Attend Groundbreaking Ceremonies
Yad Vashem Ceremonies Mark
Valor of Anti-Nazi German
I An anti-Nazi officer of
German army, who at
it risk to his own life
\ed the lives of hundreds
Jews during World War
was honored at a
emony at the Yad
Ishem Holocaust
pnorial here.
ghteen visiting mayors from
t Germany and the United
fes each placed a white rose
le tree planted in memory of
I Eberhard Helmrich in the
|of the Yad Vashem reserved
i The Righteous Among
pns. The mayors were at-
ing the Jerusalem Con-
ce of Mayors sponsored by
nerican Jewish Congress.
IE WHITE roses are
olic of the White Rose
ement. a small but
ated group of Germans,
Ping high-ranking military
Irs, who detested the Nazi
fu8nd resisted jt during the
I Most of them were caught,
Ired and executed by
nrich, in charge of a
nacht quartermaster unit
Urohobycz, Galicia,
lished a farm to supply food
prrnan troops in the area.
"nployed about 300 healthy
> men and women, 90
M of them Jewish. He
W that if they did their
i he would look after
p time Helmrich received a
w from the SS for a
*>on" for deportation to
I camps, he managed to
Pee the Nazis that the farm
I not meet its quotas if any
I workers were taken. He
PTOed Gestapo agents to
b suent. Because of his
ffi*' intervention,
pen s workers were saved
deportation during the
JJ of 1942 and the winter
lummer of 1943, when the
Nazi death machinery was
operating at its maximum.
HELMRICH prepared forged
documents in his cellar which
saved the lives of at least 100
Jewish young women. The
documents identified them as
Ukrainian gentiles, and as such
they were transferred to Ger-
many to work as domestics.
Helmrick also provided food to
the Jewish hospital in the
Drohobycz ghetto when most of
its patients were dying of
Speaking at the ceremony,
Barry Yaker, a vice president of
the AJC, hailed the tribute to
Helmrich as a meaningful act of
reconciliation between the of-
ficials of American and West
German cities representing
millions of citizens of both
The Jewish community of
Pinellas County welcomed the
Kent Jewish Community Center
as 350 people attended the
center'8 groundbreaking on its
site in Northern Pinellas County
on Sunday, May 5.
The community had an op-
portunity to view the center's
property, sample a delicious
picnic luncheon donated by JO-
EL's Specialty Foods, listen to
entertainment and view the
groundbreaking ceremony.
Charles Rutenberg, Rabbi
Kenneth Bromberg, Marshall
and Reva Kent, and KJCC
president Stan Newmark par-
ticipated in the ceremony.
The KJCC plans to open its
first building on the permanent
site by early June. This 5000-
square-foot building is part of
the center's overall plan to in-
clude Olympic and kiddy pools,
gymnasium, health club,
racquetball and tennis courts,
classrooms, auditorium and
meeting rooms.
The center is a beneficiary of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
Participating in the groundbreaking ceremonies are (left to right)
Reva Kent, Charlie Rutenberg, Isa Rutenberg, and Marshall Kent.
Alberts' Son
Awarded Pulitzer
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County extends a hearty
Mazel Tov to Jennie and Sidney
Albert of Clearwater. Their son
Stephen has been awarded the
Pulitzer Prize for music.
Stephen Albert was awarded
the Pulitzer Prize for "River
Run," a symphony based on the
James Joyce novel, "Finnegans
Wake." "River Run" premiered
in Washington. D.C., performed
by the National Symphony
Orchestra, under the direction of
Mstislav Rostropovich.
In winning this prestigious
award, Stephen brings honor not
only to himself and his parents,
but to the entire Jewish com-
Congratulations, Jennie,
Sidney and Stephen.
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"We are one family," said
Susie Schechter, the 1985
Women's Division Campaign
Chair. The word family recurred
frequently as Susie spoke of her
deep concern for local and world
Born in Huntingdon, New
York, Sue credits her husband
Saul with arousing her com-
mitment to Jewish life. In 1972,
Saul decided it was time to visit
Israel. That was the first of four
United Jewish Appeal missions
to Israel for the Schechters.
"Each one of our missions was
wonderful, but the first one was
special because it was the first
time we were exposed to that
fantastic country." Sue said. On
that first trip, they visited
military installations along the
Suez Canal. The dedication of
the soldiers, their pride, their
tenacity, and their commitment
to israel and the bond they
shared with the American
visitors caused Sue to realize
that Jewish people share more
than a religion; they share
history, tradition and a memory.
As Sue speaks, enthusiasm
and conviction emanate con-
tagiously and she shares her
experiences generously.
"In Israel, one meets South
Americans. Russians. Moroc-
cans, Jews from all over the
world," Sue explained. One trip,
she and her husband were to
visit the home of a Yemenite
family for dinner in a Project
Renewal neighborhood and Sue
admits they were a little uneasy
about the visit.
They anticipated an uneasy
situation; different language,
different culture, different food.
They went with an interpreter.
Upon entering the family
home, Sue said the first thing
she noticed were the Hebrew
books, and family pictures. A
sense of familiarity took over, for
the pictures of the grandparents
were like those she had seen in
her friends' homes for years.
Adding to their relief and
delight, their hostess explained
that she did not make typical
Yemenite food for dinner, as she
was unsure if they would enjoy
it. Instead, Sue and Saul sat
down with their new Yemenite
friends and enjoyed a Sabbath
dinner of chicken soup and
chicken with pita bread, of
The Yemenite husband asked
Saul if they had any relatives in
Israel. Saul responded, "No, we
have no family here." "You are
wrong," said the host. "You may
not have relatives here, but you
have family. We are all one
family. All Jews are family."
That set the mood for an un-
forgettable evening of con-
versation, laughter and a sense
of family.
Since that first trip, in-
volvement in Jewish life is. Sue
says, a way of life. Her un-
dertakings include service on the
Federation Budget. Planning
and Allocations Committee,
Community Relations Com-
mittee, and Campaign Cabinet.
She was Missions Chairman, and
last fall helped arrange a
community mission to Israel in
which 44 people participated.
She is a life member of
Hadassah, ORT member and
member of the Board of the
West Coast Region of the Anti-
Defamation League.
Sue has been editor of the
Jewish Floridian for the past five
years. When she is not busy with
her own commitments, she goes
home and listens to Saul, the
equally dedicated president of
the Jewish Federation.
Of her commitment, Sue said,
"The Jewish people are one
family and as in all families, the
strongest must help the weakest.
Those who are able to, must give
and reach out to those who need
support." Sue added that "when
people here in Pinellas give to
the Combined Jewish Appeal,
they help those in need, not only
here, but behind the Iron
Curtain, in Africa, in Israel, and
all over the globe.'
Asked how residents here
might be motivated to care
more. Sue responded. "People
who don't care to give are
unaware of the lessons of their
own history, of the necessity of
tzedakah and are probably
fortunate enough never to have
felt threatened because of their
Medical Arts Cocktail Pa,
Susie Schechter
Sue and Saul and their two
sons. David, 23, and Adam. 19.
moved to this area in 1979. Saul
is executive vice president of
Superior Surgical Manufacturing
Company in Seminole.
Sue said that when they first
moved to this area, she felt
totally isolated. As soon as they
joined a synagogue, she felt a
part of the community. The
Schechters are members of
Temple B'nai Israel and Temple
Ahavat Shalom. Their move here
was a lucky thing for Sues
extended Jewish family which is
continually enriched by her love
and concern
The Medical Arts Division of
the Jewish Federation recently
held a successful cocktail party
at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Al
Schick. The gathering was the
first of its kind for the newly
formed division and it is hoped
that the Medical Arts will
continue to meet for interesting
and stimulating programs.
Guest speaker at the party
was Alfred Golden. Mr. Golden
has served on the Board of
Directors of the Miami, Fort
Lauderdale and Hollywood
Federations. He is the National
Life Commissioner of the Anti-
Defamation League and a
founder and first chairman of the
Hillel Foundations of Florida.
Mr. Golden is president of the
Riverside Memorial Chapels of
Kent Jewish
Community Center News
KJCC Day Camp will begin on
June 17, according to David
Seidenberg. Director of the
The Center is offering Day
Camp programs for those
children presently in kin-
dergarten through high school.
Programs are available for eight-
week or four-week sessions.
Early morning and late af-
ternoon entended care and
central pick-up transportation
are available.
Final plans have been made by
the sixth to eighth grade youth
groups of Congregation Beth
Shalom, Temple B'nai Israel and
Temple Ahavat Shalom and the
Kent Jewish Community Center
for an evening of rollerskating
and other fun activities on
Saturday, May 18.
The groups will meet at
Congregation Beth Shalom on
Belcher Road at 7:45 p.m. for
games and Havdalah. They will
travel to the rollerskating rink
and return to Beth Shalom for
ice cream. Pick up at Beth
Shalom will be at 11:30 p.m.
The fee for the entire evening
is $4 which includes admission,
rental, supervision, tran-
sportation and refreshments.
The evening is open to youths
who are not affiliated with the
youth groups.
The Single Parent Department
has planned a discussion on
"Dating and Sexuality" for
Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Golda Meir Center.
This is the second discussion
sponsored by the Center's single
parent group. The Center has
plans to offer single parent
programming on an ongoing
The May 22 discussion is open
to all single parents. There is no
charge for the activity.
Babysitting will be provided at
no cost for all participants.
Refreshments will be served.
Kohl Cals for Investigation
Into SS Background Of
Bitburg's District Chief
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
has called for an in-
vestigation into the Nazi
past of Fritz-Rudolph
Gasper, the district ad-
ministrator of the Bitburg
region, who was scheduled
to participate with Kohl
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and President Reagan in
the wreath-lay ing
ceremonies at the Bitburg
war cemetery
Kohl acted after Deputy
Foreign Minister Alois Mertes
informed him that he had
received information from the
Jewish community in Bonn that
Gasper had been an SS member.
Gasper later confirmed this. In a
telephone interview he said he
was recruited into the Waffen SS
on June 1, 1943 with the rank of
Untersharffuehrer, the
equivalent of sergeant.
HE ALSO confirmed that
before that he had been a
member of the Hitler Jugend.
But, according to Gasper, a de-
Nazification court in Koblenz
issued him a certificate on
November 25, 1948, attesting
that he had been forced to join
the SS. The certificate has been
sent to the Chancellory here for
further study to confirm
Gasper's claim.
Medical Arts is part .
Premier Division of the t
Federation. Larry Kru* ,
chairman of Premier DfcjjL
Attending the cocktail .
were Dr and Mrs. David i
2? m L*.Michael GC
and Mrs. Lester G"t,
and Mrs Stephen C?1
Stephen Jacobs, Dr *,
Knurr, Goldie Wilks Dr
and Mrs. Phil *** *l
Mrs. Owen Linder. Drs Ch
and Nina Luxenberg
Richard Maza. Dt, J,' M"'f
Scott Permesly. Dr 3 "SI
and Mrs. Al Schick. Dr
Mrs. Jerrold Sharkev Dr'
Spiegel. Mr and Mrs '
Werner, and Dr. and Mrs
IDF Digging 12-Foot Deep]
Trench Along Border
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Israel Defense Force]
engineering corps is rushing through construction of ij
new security fence along the northern border, in]
preparation for the final pullback within a month of i
IDF personnel from the security zone to behind theo
international border.
The security zone, which roughly parallels the in-1
ternational border, is between 8-15 kilometers deep and
extends about 12 kilometers along the coastline Its 1
population is about 110,000. approximately half of whom j
are Shiites.
THE NEW DEFENSE line consists of barbed wire,!
electrified fences, watchtowers with powerful lights and a
deep and wide ditch on the Lebanon side of the border, to j
prevent the entry of suicide bombers driving explosive-j
laden vehicles.
Three Lebanese ships called at Haifa port last Friday 1
to ferry some 700 Christian refugees who had fled into]
Israel and the security belt from attacking Shiites, Druaj
and Palestinian militias, to Beirut. Ferrying the refugee.
avoided the dangerous roads inside Lebanon along which]
various militia groups have established roadblocks.
More Economic Aid To Israel
Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations hi|
voted 12-0 to provide an additional $1.5 billion in 1
economic aid which Israel has been seeking.
THE ACTION, which must be approved by theful
committee, followed Secretary of State George Shultz'i
notification to the subcommittee chairman, David Obey j
(D., Wis.), that the Reagan Administration has ended its 1
opposition to the aid and approves of Israeli Premierj
Shimon Peres' economic recovery plans.
But the Administration still has not made a formal j
request for this additional aid.
We Get Letters
April 24. 1985
Mr. Elie Wiesel, Chairman
U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Washington. D.C.
Dear Mr. Wiesel:
We, members of the Global
Problems Course, sponsored by
the St. Petersburg Junior
College, meeting at the Golda
Meir Center, 302 S. Jupiter
Avenue, Clearwater, FLa. 33515.
have discussed the forthcoming
visit of President Reagan to the
West German Bitburg Military
Cemetery, with many emotional
feelings and outbursts, and also
with many attempts at un-
derstanding and reasoning, at
the end of which we have agreed
President Reagan's visit
displays an indifference and
insensitivity to the victims of
the Nazi SS troopers, which we
Political reasons have been
offered by President Reagan
which are meant to override all
moral and humanitarian con-
We must not downgrade or
forget history which shows that
the Nazi SS troopers and Nazism
were evil and murderous. j
that there is absolutely !
reconciliation possible,
one is a Jew or no-
On the question of i**l
filiation' w approve !
quotation. "Forgive than ]
Father, for they Knew whatuwi
Just as the Allies abandoMjl
the Jews during the mg jl
Nazism, so now are the Jew I
these United StatesJ|
worldwide, being abandowdll
this visit of President Reeg*" I
Though there b not much Jl
can do to force this vJjM
cancelled, we cannot and mu
sit silent and idly by. I
We are all heartened by)
courage, sensitivity M
thrightness not on ^
occasion of your ac*pgj J
the Congressional Gold M I
Achievement, but also for u-r
times in the past
(Signed) G^|
26 members of the
Problems Course
cc: President Ronald ReUj
Secretary of State
Shultz .
St. Peters nurg Tunes

Jewish Singles Plan Conference
Saturday and Sunday,
1 and 2, the Tampa Bay
Singles conference, the
Tampa Bay area annual
_ program, will take place
| r^n CeSar Hotel.
nsh Singles of all ages from
Khout central and west
i will convene for 20 hours
I socializing and learning.
imencing with a creative
fclah service at 8:45 p.m. on
1. the evening's highlight
.. a dance with the popular
"prime Time."
Lav's delicious brunch will
lighted by special guest
Ken Kaplan, offensive
with Hie Tampa Bay
Buccaneers. Program par-
ticipants will be invited to
choose any two of the following
90 minute workshops; Getting in
Touch with Ourselves: building
self confidence: American and
World Jewry: comparison and
contrast; Building Relation-
ships: from dating to mating;
Weekend Parenting: they're
your kids too; How to Find Your
True Mate Through Your
Astrological Chemistry; Falling
in Love with Falling in Love:
confronting the myth of
romantic love; Financial
Management: a panel presen-
tation; and Judaism and Me:
where do 1 fit in?
The Tampa Bay Jewish
Singles Council, the hosts of the
conference, have arranged for a
special conference room rate at
the Don CeSar of $75.
Conference rates are: for the
complete Singles conference
(dance and workshops-brunch)
$30 in advance, $45 at door, for
the dance only $12 in advance,
$15 at door, for the workshops
and brunch only $23 in advance,
and $30 at door.
For further information
contact the Tampa Jewish Social
Services, 251-0083 or the Jewish
Community Center of Pinellas
County 344-5795.
Golda Meir Center News
Golda Meir Center
i grateiullv acknowledges
tfrom Mary Rutenberg of
X of the Israeli Constitution
|tten on May 14. 1948. The
was desiimed by the world
,s Polish artist. Arthur
[The figures surrounding
Lrilten const itution have
[which display tragic and
; emotion to illustrate the
p which culminated in the
Lj Israel. The con-
ton copy may be seen in the
302 South Jupiter Ave.
Phone: 461-0222
On Monday. May 20. enjoy a day of fun and sun on Caladesi
Island. Bring your own dairy picnic lunch or lunch can be
purchased on the island. For all you swimmers, bring your
bathing suits and relax on the beach. The Caladesi Ferry runs
every hour on the hour and we all need to be on the 9 a.m. ferry
The cost of the ferry is $3.50 per person. Shelter is provided.
Advanced payment is preferred. For further information contact
Ellen at Golda Meir Center.
Backer Rodriguez
Backer Rodriguez joined
" as a full-time activities
Holding a BS in
on Education from
College in New York,
noved on to work in her
I activities coordinator for
verdale YM-YWHA and
brew Home for the Aged
|York City.
has planned a Lag
picnic to Busch Gar-
day at Caladesi Island
IShavuot Celebration for
lior participants of the
Mir Center this month.
jis married and has one
f" years old.
"Inside, Outside.' Herman
Wouk's new novel, is quite
different from his previous
books, "The Winds Of War."
"War And Remembrance," and
"The Caine Mutiny."
The theme of "Inside, Out-
side," is a simple one it is the
quest for identity in the conflict
between the Inside of faith and
family and the Outside of the
American dream.
Carrying out the theme is not
as simple. I. (for Israel) David
Goodkind is the main character
around whom the story revolves
with action spanning 60 years
and locales moving from Minsk
to New York, to Israel and back
The Inside anecdotes and
Yiddish phrases are particularly
heartwarming to anyone raised
in a home where the paints
were immigrants and Yiddish
was the language of family
communications. The Outside
episodes include I. David
Goodkind *s adventures in the
Southeast Bronx neighborhood,
at Columbia University, at
summer camp, as a gag writer
for radio, and even as an advisor
to President Nixon.
The 'Inside. Outside"
dilemma is not fully resolved but
the gift of Wouk's storytelling
should make this book among
the ones set aside as a "must
What better way to honor
someone's memory or to
celebrate a special occasion than
contributing a specific book or
contributing to a book fund at
the Golda Meir Center? Anyone
interested may contact Marcie at
On Tuesday, May 21, we will
be having a Tupperware party at
12:30 in the Library. Proceeds
will go to the Van Fund.
Save the date
Tuesday. May 28 at 1 p.m.
for the CIRFF Shavuot
Jewish Day School
In Tampa
Seeking Full-Time Hebrew Teacher, and
Part-Time Kindergarten Aide.
If interested in either position, please call:
* >,
ay 17, 1985 / The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
WidowersA Forgotten Minority?
We hear a great deal about
minorities and others who need
our help and concern-blacks, the
handicapped, disturbed children,
the aged, widows, etc. but how
often does one hear about the
very real plight of widowers? At
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service, we see many men who
are struggling with this unique
and extremely traumatic time of
their lives.
After many years of func-
tioning as husbands, fathers,
breadwinners productive
members of society, financial
and emotional supporter of
family members there is
suddenly a void. Retired from
the demands of active em-
ployment or business, children
grown and gone, a beloved
spouse no longer there to care or
be cared for, many emotional
conflicts ensue.
There is the struggle to
resolve the guilt that normally
comes after the death of a loved
one Did I do enough? Did I
do the right thing? If only I had
done or said this or that?
Unresolved, these feelings can
lead to depression and boredom.
Many widowed men, being
poor housekeepers and worse
cooks, compound their problems
by living in dreary surroundings
and surfer the effects of poor
nutrition. All of this, added to
loss of self-esteem due to a lack
of a productive role in society,
can lead to feelings of
Through counseling, we can
help widowed men resolve some
of these negative feelings about
themselves. However, this in
itself is not enough. Once they
are able to begin to look out-
ward, the community must offer
more opportunities for
productive, meaningful activities
to support self-esteem, attention
to nutritional needs and,
probably most important of all,
opportunities for socialization.
Widowers have a common
Shirley Serbei!
complaint fear that any social
relationship will end in a demand
for a commitment which they are
unprepared and unwilling to
make. They do long for frien-
dship and companionship but are
often afraid to reach out
With the population of older
persons constantly growing it is
inevitable that there will be more
widowed men among us. Perhaps
now is the time to begin thinking
about how we can help make
their lives more worthwhile
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Congregations, Organizations Events
Calendar of Events
Family Shabbat: Teacher
Appreciation Shabbat. At the
Friday evening service, May 17,
at 8 p.m. all the teachers from
the Pauline Rivkind Pre-School,
the Pauline Rivkind Talmud
Torah, Hebrew High School, and
the Adult Studies Commission
will be honored at Teacher
Appreciation Shabbat. All the
children of the Kol Rina Choir,
grades 3-7 will also be on hand to
articipate by singing a selection
of Hebrew songs under the
direction of Cantor Irving
Junior Congregation Trip. On
Sunday, May 19, the committed
members of the Junior
Congregation (some 16 children)
will enjoy a day-long outing at
Busch Gardens. The members of
this group have been diligent in
their attendance (a minimum of
13 Shabbatot) and participation
in Junior Congregation Services.
Junior Congregation is led by
Youth Director Mark Good-
friend. The Junior Congregants
will be honored by the entire
congregation on Shabbat
morning, June 1, during the
Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah
rlnning exercises. Maze! tov to
Shavuot Schedule of Services.
Shavuot will begin Saturday
evening, May 25, with services
at 8 p.m. Confirmation will be
held during Shavuot eve ser-
vices. The Confirmation Class of
6746 consists of Aaron Louis
Grau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve
Grau; Jay Brian Green, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Green; Ellen
Lynn Hanken, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jules Hanken; Laurel
Ellen Phillips, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jerry Phillips;
Suzannue Jordana Rosen,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Rosen; and Gloria Weiasler,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry
Weissler. Mazel tov to all of our
Confinnands and their families.
Sunday, May 26, 9 a.m.
First Day of Shavuot; "Bounty
of Babies" to begin at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 26, 8 p.m.,
Minna Maariv
Monday, May 27, 9 a.m.
Second Day of Shavuot, Service
to include the Yizkor Memorial
Monday, May 27, 8:15 p.m.
Conclusion of Yom Tov
Sisterhood. Sisterhood Book
Review will be Thursday, May
30 at the home of Thelma
Gilbert, 9:30 a.m. Mrs. Lee Sch-
wartz will review "The Auerbach
Will," by Stephen Birmingham.
Anniversary Shabbat will be
Friday, May 31. All May an-
niversary celebrants will be
acknowledged during Shabbat
evening services.
Mitzvah Men's Club. The
Mitzvah Men's Club is a proud
and successful organization.
Because of leadershp in the past
two terms four years a
continued program of
progressive activities exists. To
have a membership of 90 men
from a congregational mem-
bershp of 470 families is an
achievement. Brunches
throughout the year, building
the Sukkah, making Latkes for
Hanukka Sports Night, Shabbat
HaHodesh, building the "Kotel"
are projects that are visible to
the Synagogue and Community
that the Men's Club contributes.
As a unit, representing the Club,
men have taken part in many
areas of the Synagogue:
religious (Minyan and holidays),
Organizations (physical work);
Youth (Bar and Bat Mitzvah
presentations) and Community
(Block Party).
Shalom Group
At a meeting on May 8, the
following officers were installed
by Miriam Barshefsky:
President, Hannah Marantz;
Vice Presidents: Lillian Rosen,
Evelyn Smolowitz, Hilda
Saperstein, and Sophia Karas;
Treasurer, Sylvia Lieberman;
Secretaries: Lillian Corday,
Beatrice Levine, and Helen Hill.
North Pinellaa
An Installation meeting will
be held Monday, May 20 at
Temple Ahavat Shalom,
Dunedin, at 12:30 p.m. Lisl
Schick will be the installing
The program will feature
William Kahn, President of the
National Society of American
LISCi Complete Total Home Care Program
24 Hour Service Phone 381-20M 7 day* a weak
Personal Car* Division
Home Manager; Laundry.
Ironing, Housekeeping
Home Attendant/
Nurses's Aide
Personal Care
Jarvtoral Services
RN't LPN, Live-ins
In Home Beautician
Transportation to Doctor's
Miscellaneous Services
Bookeeping Secretary
Property Management
Automobile Repairs
Lawn/Gardening Care
Home "Handy Man'L
Physician Home Calls
Comes A Spends the Summer
All Water Sports in Our Own Twin Spring Fed Lakes
e White Water Canoeing a Mt Trail Hikes a Tennis
a Arts & Crafts a Sailing a Skiing a Gymnastics and
Dance a Go Carts a Computers a Roller Skating
Rock Climbing a Basketball a Soccer a Softball
a Hockey a Zoological & Science Program
Dietary Laws Observed Shabbat Services
Medical Staff Available at All Times
Accredited Member American Camping Association
Your Camp Directors
Beach Phone 305-538-3434 or Write
Miami Beach. Fla. 33140
A dessert luncheon will be
Sun coast
NCJW Suncoast Section held
its annual installation and angel
awards dinner on May 16 at the
home of Donna Mills, Belleair
Shores. Those officers installed
include: Marilyn Smith,
president; Susan Schwartz, vice
president Administration;
Joanne Bokor, vice president
Fund Raising; Marcy Gall, vice
president Community Ser-
vice; Judy Elkin, vice president
- Public Affairs; Emily Gur-
tman, vice president Mem-
bership; Ronnie Pollack,
treasurer; Stephanie Strikowsky,
financial secretary; Sandra
Harwood, recording secretary;
and, Helaine Weisberg,
corresponding secretary. In
addition, "angel" awards were
presented to all those members
who have in some way been of
service to NCJW throughout the
St. Petersburg
The St. Petersburg Section of
NCJW will hold its annual in-
stallation luncheon at the
Pasadena Country Club, 1600
Royal Palm Drive South, St.
Petersburg, on May 29, at 12
noon. Mr. Fred Margolis,
Executive Director of the Jewish
Community Center, is installing
guest for the following:
Presidium: Lillian Daniels,
Florence Lippman, Helen
Weston and Louise Ressler;
Recording Secretary, Lillian
Morris; Corresponding
Secretary, Sara Marcus;
Financial Secretary, Lee Colbert;
Treasurer, Yetta Woolf;
Directors: Fannie Braunstein,
Dorothy Book and Helen
This annual meeting is the
scene of the yearly Memorial
Scholarship Awards. The
candidates are selected on the
premise of need, scholarship,
charactes and involvement in the
community. This is the 17th year
that our section has endorsed
this project in the community.
For reservation, please send
check in the amount of $9.75 to
Mrs. Yetta Woolf at 250-58th St.
North, St. Petersburg 33710,
indicating your choice of fish or
A Mother-Child Luncheon and
Fashion Show, with the
cooperation of Bealls Depart-
ment Store, will be held on June
2, at 12:30 p.m. at Innisbrook
Country Club, Tarpon Springs.
For information or reservations,
call Gerry, 784-5504 or Trudy,
The next meeting will be
Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m., at the
Golda Meir Center.'- Bonnie
Critoph, artist and musician, will
Officers for 1985-86 include a
Presidium of Vice Presidents:
Terry Vogel, Membership;
Lorraine Leizer, Special Events;
and Charlotte Zysman, Study
Groups. Other officers are Syd
Green, corresponding secretary;
Belle Goldstein, financial
secretary; Belle Wolfson,
recording secretary; Dorathy
Goldberger, treasurer; Elsa
Eisenberg and Helaine
Rosenfeld, parliamentarians and
by-laws; and Grace Paw Ian, life
Nominating Committee Chairs
are Shirley Fisher and Helaine
Members of the Board are
Eleanor Adler, Gail Allen,
Dorothy Bell, Linda Cole, Iris
Finkle, Esther Goldman, Betty
Goodhart, Emily Gurtman,
Arlene Levine, Rosalie
Moahenberg, Kay Nuasbaum,
Rosalyn Nussbaum, Grace
Pawlan, Phyliss Plisskin, Natalie
Rubin, Edith Scheel, Charlotte
Sherman, Midge Strauss, and
Yolan Zeissman.
The Showcase will be held Oct.
1, at the Freedom Federal Bank,
St. Petersburg Chapter
The St. Petersburg Chapter of
the Brandeis University
National Women's Committee is
honoring their members and
their husbands at a Membershp
Party Sunday, May 19 at 7:30
p.m. at 1208 79th St. South in
St. Petersburg.
Bob Becker, chairman of the
B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation
League for the West Florida
Region, will be the guest
speaker. For reservations phone
Nita at 398-2900.
On Wednesday morning. May
22 at 10 a.m. the St. Petersburg
Chapter will hold an open Board
Meeting at the Sunrise Bank on
South Pasadena Ave.
A Mystery Trip is planned for
October. Watch the Floridian for
Reservations are being taken
for the Caribbean Cruise, Nov.
18-25. Total cost includes flights,
taxes, and transportation to and
from the ship. Call Florence, 796-
The club will be open on
Mondays for card, and socials.
Technion has established
Israel's Institute of Space
Research, which will be in-
strumental in Israel's bid to
launch a comunication satellite
by the end of the decade.
Out of the tragic explosions
caused by the suicide terrorists
came a medical breakthrough in
treating victims trapped under
fallen buildings, which can also
aid victims caught in coal mine
disasters, and involved in air
mishaps. The muscles on victims
are exposed to prolonged ex-
tensive pressure, which leads to
kidney failure, and ultimately,
A team of physicians from
Rambam Hospital and its
faculty of medicine developed an
effective treatment for "crush
syndrome'" victims, which
greatly reduces the number of
Installation of Officers held
May 5, with the following
Officers installed for 1985-86.
Post Commander, Ben-
jamin Wisotzky; Senior Vice
Commander, G. Harvey Glen;
Junior Vice Commander, Joseph
Charles; Adjutant, Marvin
Friedberg; Quartermaster, Jack
Belkin; Chaplain, Charles Kohn;
Officer-of-Dav q i
Omansky; Service '"
Jonathan Fuss-
Advocate, Harold
Trusteee: Jack Averv
Glassman, and Morris W*
Color Sergeant, JonatU
Color Guard. Max KM
Siebert; Senior Vice
Edith Johnson; J^
President, Helene Lesser i
Vice President. Ethel Wb
Treasurer, Helen
Chaplain, Bessie Gr
Recording Secretary,
Cohen; Corresponding f
Muriel Cohen; Conduct
Greenberg; Patriotic
Historian, Victoria Husb.
Feldman; Trustees n
Laurelli, Jeanne Charles
Sallie Baker; Guard
Cohen; Sunshine,
Dreifuss; and Memo,
Edith Johnson.
We continue to do our
works at Bay Pines VA1
Center, Thursday is
day, plus there are .
other jobs that can beu*^
volunteers. Please call
Officer Sallie Baker 393-0313.1
Deputy VAVS Office: 1
Loffmin 344-2761, if yon,
spare a few hours to
hospitalized veterans.
Sunday, May 19 is ouri_,
Games and Monte Carlo it I
The St. Petersburg.
Chapter of ORT will holdl
annual installation of officer) |
Tuesday, May 21, at
Beth-El, 400 Pasadena
South, Pasadena. Luncheon!
is $6.50 and it will be serral|
Awards will be presenud|
those who have achieved I
roll, donor and Golden Circle, I
Reservations can be mail
calling Betty Samuels,
or Sandy Mellitz, 577-38S |
Sophia Kahn. 360-0903.
Fines Imposed
fines equivalent to (66
imposed by a Frankfurt <
each of three members of j
outlawed neo-Nazi org
found guilty of circulating i
Semitic propaganda
displaying symbols of the I
regime, including
May 3 7:48
May 10 7:53
May 17 7:57
May 24 8:01
May 31 8:04
Religious Directory
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Ira 8. Youdovln Friday Evening Sabbath Service! |p. w|
Morning Sabbath Service 10 a.m. Bar Bat Mltavah Service
347 0188.
Congregation BETH SHOLOM-Conaervative
1844 54 St., S.. St. Petersburg SS707 Rabbi Emerltui' Mrr1'ilj jjiJ|
Sabbath Services: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday. 0 a.m.
Congregation B'NAI ISRAEL-Conaervatlve A
901 SO St.. N., St. Petersburg 33710 Rabtol Jacob l-mk^'^}, I %
Zummer Sabbath Service: Friday evening 8 M* Tf|.j8-I
Sunday t .m.; Monday Friday 8 a.m.; and evening Mlnjsn
SSI 4001.
Congregation BETH CHAI-Co
MOO lt8 St N.. Semlnole
Service*: Friday evenings S p
SUM Rabbi Sherman P. ""jfjji
S p.m. I Saturday. 0:80 a.m. 1* m
Congregation BETH SHALOM Conservative ,V|
SSMO .lUbblKennettBrornbe^
1318 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater
bath Services: Friday evening 8 p.m
Minyan 0a.m. s Tel. SSI 1418.
Saturday 0 a.m.
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1089 8. Belcher Rd., Clearwater SSS10 s Rabbi Arthur BM Jj
Services: Friday evening at S p.m.; Saturday 10:3O a.m.
P.O. Box 1178, Dunedin SS8S8 lWBCorlewT?.'.. Palm H,l??|r,16.s)ll
JanBresky Sabbath Services: Friday evening8 p.m.
Congregation BET EMET Humanlsui moo*,r
8470 Nursery Rd.. Clearwater Service: 1st Friday of 08f|
Tel. 508-4781 or 707-88M.

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lewish Community Center
Iraeli Independence Day was
jbrated Sunday, April 28 at
IjCC Special guest of honor,
ressman Bill Young, gave a
Station and conducted a
stion and answer session. His
nth and candor was ap-
iated by all.
special events included
legation B'nai Israel Dance
Ipany under the inspired
ttion of Sarah Mandel. The
Led Bonnie Caryl charmed
[audience with her musical
children's art and poetry
*st was held. Winners were
\i& Kishner, Ariella
nony, Jordana ApostoUco,
Kedar and Stephanie
Jhe JCC announces the
Lai Meeting will be held at
I Jewish Community Center,
Elbow Lane North in St.
sburg on Monday, May 20,
ns for the evening include
lion and installation of new
fers for 1985-86, recognition
(officers from 1984-85,
Ident's report, executive
or's annual report and
Ignition of community
he Jewish Community
will sponsor a Pre-Camp
lining June 6 and ending
j 14. The regular day is from
I a.m. to 4 p.m. An extended
| is available from 7 a.m. to 6
All fees include a Kosher
mean leaving JCC early,
spending the day at Disney
World and staying overnight at
the Orlando JCC. On June 27,
there will be another fun filled
day at Disney World before
returning to the JCC.
During Session II, an ex-
cursion will begin on Wed-
nesday, July 31 and includes a
visit to Sea World before
traveling to the Orlando JCC
where they will be spending the
night. On Thursday, August 1,
they will enjoy a day at Circus
World and return to the JCC.
Both trips are included in the
camp fee. We look forward to
seeing all of you. Senior Kadima
is for children entering 3rd and
4th grades.
Egyptian Publishers At Israeli Fair
least two Egyptian publishers
participated in the Jerusalem
Book Fair here May 5-10. But
they came as individuals, not an
official delegation apparently
because the Cairo authorities
have not been very encouraging
and because they were concerned
about their sales in other Arab
This year's fair attracted
about l.uuo publishers from 40
countries. They put on display
B'nai Israel Dance Company entertains.
lunch, snacks, and field trips.
For information, call Betty at
JCC Camp Kadima is held June 17th-August 9th at
B167 Elbow Ln. N., St. Petersburg. Camp Kadima is a
ay camp for children ages 2 Vi-15.
\ctivities include: Sports, Swimming, Art, Music,
Drama, Dance, and Jewish programs.
Special activities include: Overnights, Extended Trips,
horseback Riding, Computers. Kosher snacks and luncn
provided daily.
Transportation and Extended Care Programs Are
iiegister Your Children Today, Call 344-5795.

lonalhan A. Fust is a dedicated man. devoted to
pmily, his community, his business. For several
P' has been actively involved in temple, civic and
l organizations. His sensitivity and integrity has
and supported people in their time of need.
Bnaihan brings these qualities to his position
as owner of lewis
BBBBMP S enjoyed assemDiing inuiun
ish Funeral Si pottery at the museum much
^^5aa^*^^^^,^^ archeologists do. The weather
thoughtfully attending to every detail in his own personal and com j
p>te manner. Jonathan Fuss always there as a friend.
thoughtful and considerate
r"1 "takes pre- arrangements "
f bout our Security Plan,
rh Provides peace of mind.
Porm.ny Arnold & Grundwao)
A Security Plan Chapel
4100 16th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33703
some 100,000 books. The
countries represented include
Turkey, Hungary, Ireland and
The main event of the fair was
presentation of the Jerusalem
Prize for literature to a writer
whose works have given ex-
pression to the freedom of man
in society. This year's recipient
is Czechoslovakian-born Milan
A great summer is in store for
your children at Camp Kadima.
More and more students are
being enrolled all the time, but
it's not too late to jump on the
New additions to our list
include: Wes Leon, Keith Leon,
Mama Leon, Robyn Berman,
Rebecca Cohen, Gabriel Yopack,
Billy Newberry, Jonathan
Martin, Alexander Lupa, Daniel
Lupa, Sonya Faulhaber, Fritz
Faulhaber, Jon Sjostedt, Connie
Elliott, Misty Garvin, Sam
Heller, Mitch Heller, Brian
Applefield, Nicole Friedel, Alana
Alfano, Sharon Ellis, Dana Ellis,
Daniel Haynes, Adam Tomar,
Rebecca Tomar.
Sometimes, it is difficult to
know whether your child is
participating in appropriate
activities for his or her age level.
The Jewish Community Center
is sponsoring a program
designed to remove that concern.
Playgroup is for children
between two and three years of
age, and features a combination
of educational activities and fun.
It provides an opportunity to
develop motor skills and en-
courage creativity. Another
important objective is to foster
communication skills.
Enrollment is now being ac-
cepted for the 1985-86 school
year. For information, call 344-
The JCC held a special mini-
camp on Friday, April 26. The
day began with the school-age
children singing traditional
Israeli songs.
Highlights of the day were
visits to the St. Petersburg
Historical Museum and Demon's
Landing. The children especially
enjoyed assembling
was kind and everyone had
fantastic time at the park.
Camp will soon begin! There
are two interesting overnight
tripe planned especially for
The first is scheduled for
Wednesday, June 26, which will
Wanted: Camp Staff
The Jewish Community Center is now hiring qualified
staff members for Summer Employment at:
Camp Kadima
AGES: 16 Jr. Counselors -18 and up Sr. Counselors
We also are interviewing for Unit Heads, Specialists in
Arts and Crafts, Music, Drama, Sports, Tennis, Gym-
nastics, Dance.
Contact the JCC at 344-5795
On u
whw..t T.P
Camp for Girls & Boys!
Ages S thru If years. %-h-X WaakSesalons
Resident Camping at Its vary bast!
Far Brochure Ph: 8l*/9S-304
Installment Payments Offered
and I
\ that...9
One of the essential benefits of arranging a funeral
service prior to need is that all of the pertinent deci-
sions may be made logically and intelligently, when
you want and how you want. In this way. individual
preferences, from the selection of the casket and the
burial vault and other|detaJls, may be assured.
We believe it is our professional responsibility to
offer families complete information on pre-arranged
funerals and pre paid plans. We do so without cost or
obligation to you. To arrange a visit, call or write us at
your convenience.
(113) 822 2024

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Ethiopian Jews
In Israel
Continued from Page 2
throwing erasers like we used to
do when I was in school.
I want to state that there is no
doubt in my mind that these
people are Jewish. After con-
versations I had with my limited
Hebrew and more especially,
through my son-in-law's in-
terpreter, 1 am convinced ot
that. You see it in some of the
art work that the little kids do.
Every picture seems te have a
hut with Jewish star on top. I
understand from some of the
translators that in Ethiopian
villages they lived in huts. One
hut, the synagogue, always had
a Jewish star at the top. There
are some interesting anecdotes.
They still believe in ritual
slaughter. On Passover, it's the
normal thing to slaughter a
sheep and pass it out to
everyone in the village. At the
second center, Givat Olga, these
people had indeed bought
themselves a sheep and,
although they didn't admit that
they slaughtered it ritually, they
did butcher it and everybody got
Everybody has heard that the
Ethiopian Jews don't eat warm
things on the Sabbath and this
is true. The staff found th.
simplest thing to do is to tZ
the people cold food on i
Sabbath, even though there u
facilities to heat f0o?
Incidentally, the one thing that
they insist on drinking warm is
milk, because they boil it first -
their form of pasteurization.
That's about the story. I hav,
spent two long hard days
traveling to see these five place,
and there are 17 that I didn't ra
to visit so you can understand
the magnitude of what's going
on in absorbing and resettling
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