The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County

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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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Jewish Floridian
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Fred K. Shochet
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Jewish Meridian
; Number 16
Off Pine 11 as County
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, August 9, 1985
Price 35 Cents
Congressional Delegation Reports
On Plight Of Soviet Jews

imrmnn Curt Mayer
Meet The New
I Board Members
oard of directors of
lederation of Pinellas
tlu'k's nine new
will serve terms
May 1988. Curt
ktrwater, appointed
will serve a one-year
May 1986.
new board member
of Palm Harbor
| in this issue.
members Roland
iter. Harry Green
l>urg, Emmanuel
learwater, Jean
leminole, Scott
earwater and Toni
go have been in-
ivious issues.
numbers Howard
learwater and Dr.
lLargo will be in-
1 next issue.
| Bowman
an of Palm Harbor
Has County for six
retired here from
ere he was general
^xtile firm.
fife, Selma, have
even Bowman and
la buyer for Maas
he has been in-
t'nited Jewish Ap-
a child. He is a
temple Avavat
Shalom where he started the tem-
ple's blood drive four-and-a-half
years ago, and serves on the tem-
ple's social action committee. "I
try to support as many things as I
can," Bowman says. "It's Yid-
dishkeit, which can take many-
forms. You try to give back some
of what's been given to you."
Curt Mayer
Coming from his native Ger-
many in 1937, Curt Mayer put in
37 years as an insurance broker in
New York before retiring to
Clearwater in 1977.
He and his wife, now deceased,
opted to move here to be near one
of their two daughters, Mrs. Enid
Newmark. Another daughter is an
attorney in Madison, Wise. Mayer
also has two grandchildren.
A member of Temple B'nai
Israel in Clearwater, Mayer says
he has been involved in Federa-
tion work for two years and
volunteers at both the Kent
Jewish Community Center and
the Golda Meir Center. And he
has some advice for others left
"I like to do something con-
structive," Mayer said. "That's
why I'm busy with the Kent
Center and Golda Meir Center.
Being alone, I like to do
something. You can't sit at home,
brood and feel sorry for yourself."
REFUSENIK: Ida Nudel, 53,
Soviet Jew now without a job,
without a means of support. Her
only crimes: she sought to go to
Israel and hung a banner from her
window "KGB, let me go."
Ida Nudel is just one of approx-
imately 350,000 Soviet Jews who
desire to emigrate from the Soviet
Union, and one of the 10,000 of
that number who are official
nonentities, Refuseniks, those
who have applied to leave and
been refused.
The number of those wishing to
leave is a significant percentage of
the Soviet Union's two-million
Jews, one of the world's largest
Jewish communities.
But the chances of leaving are
slim. Soviet Jews who were
children when their parents first
applied to leave now have children
01 their own and they're still in the
Soviet Union.
In 1982, 2,688 Soviet Jews
emigrated from the Soviet Union.
In 1983, the total had
disintegrated to 1,314. In 1984 the
number dropped even further to
As of June of this year, a new
low had been reached: only 85
have been allowed out.
These were some of the facts
and observations gathered by a
congressional human rights fact-
finding mission to the Soviet
Union recently.
The delegation, which divided
into two groups and traveled
separately in the Soviet Union, in-
cluded Rep. Michael Bilirakis of
Tarpon Springs, Rep. Steve
Bartlett of Texas and Rep. Ben
Erdreich of Alabama in one group
and Reps. Louis Stokes of Ohio,
Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and
Jim Moody of Wisconsin in the
other contingent.
Since the delegation's return,
members have presented exten-
sive reports to Congress citing
cases they observed, in an effort
to focus attention of the plight of
Soviet Jews as the U.S.-Soviet
summit approaches and the
Helsinki accords anniversary
meetings are under way.
Accompanying Bilirakis' group
was Ted Tench, chairman of the
Pinellas County Jewish Federa-
tion's Community Relations Com-
mittee. One of the committee's
goals is to help oppressed Jews in
other lands.
Bilirakis, in remarks on the
floor of the House of Represen-
tatives, praised Tench, expressing
gratitude for his assistance during
the trip.
"Ted told us that he was fluent
in Russian, and we soon found out
that he is most fluent in Russian,
and made the trip a lot better for
us," Bilirakis said.
Tench has made two prior trips
to the Soviet Union, one as a stu-
dent and another as a State
Department employee specializ-
ing in Soviet Affairs.
Bilirakis said the personal
meeting with Refuseniks brought
Continued on Page 3-
U.S. Rep. Michael Bilirakis of Tarpon Spr-
ings (center) with Refuseniks Alexander
Lerner, a world-famous physicist (left) and
Lev Ovisischer. Ovisischer, 65, a highly
fts Said To 'Warm'
|d Israel's Diplomats
- (JTA) It was a small sign, but possibly
le, that the Soviet Union is warming toward
|18 years of bitter hostility and broken
with the Jewish State, dating from the Six-
Swiss correspondent at the Israeli daily,
|ved an invitation to dine at the home of
'V, the local Tass Bureau chief.
^HE FIRST time since 1967 that an Israeli
invited to the home of a Russian colleague,
icial Soviet news agency. The correspondent
telegraphic Agency was also invited.
(un .. ., ,Ti- n Rev Bilirakis with Prof. Vladimr Slepak, a former radio etec-
[ho was president of the United Nations Press ^sUlZer and the second oldest Refusenik case in Soviet
re, has been invited in that capacity to Soviet j^ He an& ^ wife hung a banner over their balcony, pleading:
Ptions marking the anniversary of the 1917 JLet m (mt 0ur son ^ ;n America."
decorated World War II hero, was stripped oj
his military pensions and medals 12 years ago
after he applied to emigrate to Israel to join
his daughter.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas ounty/Friday, August 9, 1985
Memo From The President
There are thousands of Jews
who are involved with the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County -
however, there are also thousands
of Jews who are not involved.
When talking with the uninvoly-
ed, I find one predominant theme.
"I don't know what the Federa-
tion is, or what it does." I strongly
believe that this is the Federa-
tion's responsibility and I am com-
mitted to correcting the situation.
The series "Memo from the
President" will concentrate in
three areas:
What is Federation (Mission)
Accomplishments locally,
nationally and internationally
People have said to me, Federa-
tion is synonymous with fund rais-
ing. In my opinion, Federation is
synonymous with "people." Yes,
Federation raises money and then
spends it on people who need help
in our community, nationally and
The word "Federation" is used
to denote the central Jewish com-
munity organization which carries
out the following community-wide
basic functions for a number of
agencies: Financing, Budgeting,
Planning and Coordination,
Leadership development and
There are over 200 "Federa-
tions" in the United States and
Canada serving over 800
The single most significant and
pervasive fact about The Jewish
Federation is that it is a voluntary
body, created, maintained and
perpetuated by volunteers who
determine its philosophy, objec-
tives and programs. This fact is"
fundamental to an understanding
of Federation and how it works.
Any Jewish resident can join the
local Federation by becoming a
contributor. There arfe 'nb obliga-
Stanley New mark
tion ties of any kind, the only one
being' a sense of moral obligation
and responsibility.
In a very real sense, Federation
is a trusteeship which acts on
behalf of a group of contributors.
These contributors generally
represent a very broad spectrum
of Jewish interests. Federations,
therefore, tend to support a wide
range of causes and progran^
A crucial feature of the J'
Federation has been its abilitj to
create and maintain a broad sense
of unity around programs and
common action.
Basically, the Federation is the
umbrella organization which
funds The United Jewish Appeal
on behalf of the United Israel Ap-
peal, The Joint Distribution Com-
mittee and the New York Associa-
tion for New Americans. UJA is
the largest single beneficiary
agency of our Federation.
Our Federation also helps to
fund our local beneficiary agen
cies: The Jewish Day School, Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service.
Jewish Community Center and
Kent Jewish Community Center.
The Federation supports other
agencies both locally and
There is a great deal to be said
about each of the agencies. Subse-
quent "memos" will deal in depth
with the issues mentioned above.
If you have any comments, in-
terests and/or desires, please con-
tact me through the Federation
office. 446-1033.
A Family Grows
Mixed feelings of happiness and
a sense of loss, filled the residents
of Menorah Manor, "Our Home
for Jewish Living" as they learn-
ed that Philip Perlin was return-
ing to his home in Tampa as he
had recuperated sufficiently from
his recent surgery. His friends at
the Manor wish him well and
would look forward to visits from
him in the future.
Also', they are happy to greet
new residents as they move in
almost daily and make certain
that they are quickly adopted into
the Menorah Manor Family. The
hand of friendship was extended
to the following since the last resi-
dent status report. From St.
Petersburg: Silvia Engler, Ruth
Fogel, Peter Kasper and Mollie
Siegel; J*vc-Jf>5dJaJ,d*r:**om
Seminote'and'from Tarrtpa they
welcome Julian Witman.
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
FLA. 3S710 m. B1 3/34*8790
Fred Maw**
The Seminole Community
Players will present "You Can't
Take It With You!", a comedy in
three acts. It is being presented in
association with the JCC and will
be held at the JCC auditorium.
Tickets for this event are
available at the JCC for Saturday,
Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday,
Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m. A $10 dona-
t*e.1.i!U^d.YWPe. OX $12.50 at the
-A Kosher roast beef dinner will
be served. A cash bar is available.
For reservations and ticket infor-
mation call the JCC at 344-5795 or
Brew Lucido at 393-1990 or
July and August birthdays and
anniversaries will be celebrated
with a picnic at the JCC pool on
Thursday, Aug. 29 at 11:30 a.m.
Bring your brown-bag lunch, the
club will supply refreshments.
We now have a shelf featuring
large print Reader's Digest. There
are two types; first we have the
Digest Novel Excerpts, issued
three to four times a year. These
volumes are easy to read in big
We also have the Monthly
Reader's Digest which contains
many articles on current topics.

Welcomes all those who are not affiliated, to join our membership. We
have a friendly, dynamic and progressive Congregation under the spir-
itual leadership of Rabbi Arthur T. Baseman. We have an outstanding
Pre-School and Religious School and the fine Adult Education program,
active Youth Groups, Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Chai and Friendship
We hope to enrich your lives with our many educational and social
functions. Please call our Temple office and ask for Dolores Curphey
for details-531-5829.
1685 S Jth Belcher Road
Clearwater, Florida
Federation To Hold
Board Orientation Aug.
Knowing your responsibility to
the Federation, its beneficiary
agencies and the community will
be the topic of discussion at a
special "board orientation"
workshop Aug. 21. Pinellas
Federation President Stanley
Newmark announced.
Joyce Newman, chairman of the
Intermediate Services Committee
for the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions, will speak to members of
the Federation board as well as
board members from the Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service,
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School, Jewish Community
Center and Kent Jewish Com-
munity Center Newmark said.
Ms. Newman's presentation will
Discussion about Federation
and its agencies, their interrela-
tionship and relationship to the
The role of the Federation as a
central iund raisine
budgeting arm of the coiwt
and the need fur the mai
tnbutions to come to the Fa
tion to facilitate proper dia
tion of the funds.
She is also expected to \
the question of each
member's responsibility to i
on a Federation or a^wl
mittee, to be involved in co,
ty and agency fund raising"!
act as a spokesman withi
community for their agenc
Federation. Ms. Newman i'
suggest ways of encou.-,
more people to get involved |
work of the Federation and]
agencies, Newmark noted.
The meeting, which begiul
7:30 p.m., will be held at th
in St. Petersburg, 8167 _
Lane. For more informationi
the board orientation,
Federation office at 446-1033.1
Office Volunteers Needec
Looking for a way to get out of
the house a morning or two a
How about volunteering to work
in the Federation office? Not only
will it get you out of the house,
you will be making a valuable con-
tribution to the Jewish
Help is needed in typing, f
research, public relations, <
matter what your talents, t
a place for you.
Anyone interested should (
tact the Federation office,
Jupiter Ave., Clearwtt
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This is a gift subscription from
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To borrow for one week: This
system will be in effect as of
September, and Abe Mellitz will
check them out on Monday and
Thursday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
If a JCC member would like to
do some summer reading, we will
be happy to lend these volumes as
of now. To do so, call 344-5795,
and leave your name and number.
The Jewish Community Center
is currently seeking a teacher of
conversational Yiddish for their
fall program. This person would
be working with our Senior
Friendship Club. For more infor-
mation call the JCC at 344-5795.
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tomen's Group Begins Fund For Needy
Friday, August 9, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
. special fund to help needy notice. Unemployment has made
nsh families in Pinellas County it difficult for this family to meet
started by the National its bills and they have had to turn
to the Jewish
cil of Jewish Women
t funds, distributed by the
Coast Jewish Family Service,
|y have been used to help an
couple living on social
and couldn't afford a
prescription bill of $300.
is fund has also been tapped
help a family meet an electric
community for
emergency funds.
"The fact that Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service had the
National Council of Jewish
Women, Suncoast Chapter fund
for the indigent to turn to, made a
big difference in the lives of these
people," said Iris Lee, director of
Counseling and Outreach for
[when threatened with a cut-off
Menorah Manor Dedication Planned
and members of the Menorah
Manor Volunteer Guild. This will
also be the first chance for many
to see the beginning of the home's
Founder's Wall, commemorating
all of the contributors, whose
generosity made the dream of
Menorah Manor a reality.
There is still time to make cer-
She congratulated the National
Council for Jewish Women, Sun-
coast Chapter for being so con-
cerned and caring about their
fellow Jews in Pinellas County.
"Their community involvement
is part of what makes this com-
munity such a nice place to live,"
Ms. Lee said. "Working together
to help others less fortunate than
ourselves is part of the spirit of
National Council of Jewish
Women, Gulf Coast Jewish Fami-
ly Service and Judaism itself."
['I'm looking forward to the en-
I community joining with us for
Dedication Ceremonies of
Manor, the weekend of
6-8," stated General
erson. Helen Hameroff.
tain that a family name is included
on the permanent Founders Wall.
For more information, please con-
tact Edward W. Vinocur, ex-
ecutive director, or Adele Lurie,
director of Development at
Ve're planning many communi-
events this weekend, so that all
l join together to celebrate the
; of our new Home for
ish Living, according to
neroff, whose appointment
i recently announced by Presi-
kt Irwin Miller.
i Friday evening, there will be
ies of events including special
j shabbats at area synagogues
[temples, and a family shabbat
per and service at Menorah
kor, for the residents and their
Sunday, the formal dedica-
ceremonies will be held at
I p.m. This day is also National
ndparents Day. The day's
tvities will include election and
lallation of officers and
nbers of the home's Board of
lernors. The home will be open
tours, hosted by the residents
Watch for more details on the
dedication ceremonies in future
Menorah Manor
To Open Coffee Shop
With the anticipation of open-
ing the Coffee/Gift Shop at
Menorah Manor, "Our Home for
Jewish Living," the Coordinating
Committee of Mickey Harrison.
Fannie Marcus, Bette Siegle and
Elaine Wax are busy at work.
They had hoped to be open for
business the first week of August.
In order to meet the requests of
the residents, staff, visitors and
volunteers of the Manor, they will
begin operations by serving cof-
fee, tea and soft drinks, ice cream,
candy, cake, cookies and other
snack items. Everything will meet
all dietary regulations of
Kashruth. They will also be stock-
Golda Meir Center News
302 South Jupiter Ave.
Phone: 461-0222
onday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m.
i by Charles Slesser.
wday, Aug. 13 Trip to
Museum, lunch at a
ant, shopping at Tampa
Cost $1, which doesn't in-
lunch. Van leaves Golda
r Center at 10 a.m.
Jwsday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. -
ping at Publix in Granada
[Cost $1.
y. Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. -
itation on Defensive
y, Aug. 20 Tour
Mi Manor, eat lunch and
your friends. Cost $4, in-
lunch and transportation.
saves Golda Meir Center at
y, Aug. 22 Movie at
' the malls. Cost $3.25.
y. Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. -
600 trip, lunch at a
nt, shopping at the Bay
(Outlet Mall. Cost $1.
I workshop featuring Marge
I making hangers and
Fre is a limited number of
[available on the van for our
ns but caravans can meet
1 Golda Meir Center.
.transportation or more in-
pion on activities, contact
[at 461-0222.
Dining Program
M Volunteer Drivers
Kosher dining program is
eiy ,n need of volunteer
P'to bring some of the par-
n the program to the
the participants, particularly
those residing in the areas north
of Union Street, east of U.S. 19,
Countryside, and west of Fort
Harrison Avenue, have difficulty
getting to the center.
Kosher lunches are served at 12
noon each day Monday through
Friday. This is a program for
senior citizens who are in need of
a balanced meal or simply have a
need or desire to get out and be
with other people.
For further information or
reservations for lunch, call Gloria,
446-4422 or Ellen or Marcie,
Two Classes to Begin
Two continuing education
classes given by St. Petersburg
Junior College will begin this
month. Both classes will be taught
under the supervision of Dr. Rita
"Global Problems" will be held
on Tuesday at 10 a.m. beginning
Aug. 27.
"Great Decisions" will be held
on Thursdays at 1 p.m., starting
on Aug. 29.
Registration for each class is $5.
ing such items as stationery,
greeting cards, stamps, and other
articles as residents or others
patronizing the gift shop request.
The shop will be staffed solely
by volunteers and all proceeds will
be used for the benefit of the
residents. The Menorah Manor
Guild will be meeting to set
priorities of what they would like
to provide for the residents.
The shop will be kept open daily
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. unless re-
quests are made for longer hours.
To volunteer in the Gift Shop,
please contact Renee Krosne,
Volunteer Director, at 345-2775.
Continued from Page 1
"home the magnitude of the pro-
blem they are facing."
"The statistics, shocking as they
may seem, cannot begin to convey
the pain and hardship that these
Soviet Refuseniks have endured
... I can assure you that each and
every story is one of isolation,
harassment and oppression."
Rep. Stokes said he was also
touched by the Refuseniks'
"It was very depressing to sit
and listen to some of the stories of
the things these people are en-
countering simply because of their
desire to be able to emigrate."
Added Stokes, "We learned of
people who had been refused the
right to emigrate and reparation
for as long as 12,14, or 16 years."
"Refuseniks (are) people who
are being persecuted simply
because they are Jews," said Rep.
Mikulski. "They are world-famous
scholars, they are ordinary peo-
ple, scientists, factory workers
who now are unable to leave the
Soviet Union simply because they
want to go to Israel. They are
treated like criminals. They have
lost their jobs. They have lost
their rights. Their children are
harassed ..."
(3*) 8W-4154
h a financial shortage, the
f"r|y senior Services buses
P cut back and the routes
m- As a result, some of
Kent Jewish
Community Center News
The Kent Jewish Community
Center has planned two full weeks
of programming for the weeks of
Aug. 12 through the 16 and Aug.
19 through the 23 for children
entering kindergarten through
5th grade, according to David
Seidenberg, Director of the
The programs which will run
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. will include
roller skating, bowling, miniature
golf, activities at the Center,
swimming and loads of other fun
The fee for each week is $60 ear-
ly bird (payment received by Aug.
1) or $70 regular (payment receiv-
ed after Aug. 1).
To register or for more informa-
tion, please contact David at
The Kent Jewish Community
Center's first Summer Day Camp
has drawn to a finish and "was a
complete success," according to
David Seidenberg director of the
The camp enrolled close to 40
children including: Brian Bokor,
Kelie Bowman, Schuyler Buff-
ington, Terry Cohen, Cindi Fe-
ingold, David Herrero, Michael
Herrero, Lee Igel, Michael Igel,
Nathaniel King, Rebecca Kober-
nick, Sivan Laufer, Andrew
Leeds, Nicole Markman, Michael
Maza, Craig Meddin, Michael Col-
lins, Michael Quesada, Rebecca
Rothberg, David Seiler.
Also, Steven Rubin, Jason
Shapiro, Jarred Snyder, Jeffrey
Schwartz, David Stern, Stephanie
Wexler, Eric Wexler, Meredith
Wollowick, Adam Zagelbaum,
Jared Zagelbaum, Noah
Zagelbaum, Rachel Goodfriend.
Daniel Gormin, Lauren Shure and
Brian Shure.
The camp was held at Trinity
College and featured instructional
and recreational swim, arts and
crafts, sports, nature, many field
trips, overnights, karate, Jewish
cultural, themes games and music.
Floridian To Begin
Community Calendar
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County is beginning a new
feature we hope will make the paper more informative and in-
teresting to members of the community countywide.
Beginning in September, the Floridian will publish a Communi-
ty Calendar of events, meetings and other dates of interest. We
are hoping to have the participation of as many groups as possible
to make this a complete listing of what is happening in the
Pinellas Jewish community.
Because we expect this Community Calendar will generate
more news items coming into our office, we are also moving back
the deadlines. The new deadline for press releases and meeting
notices will be two weeks prior to the publication date. The
deadline will be Aug. 23 for inclusion in the first Community
Calendar on Sept. 6. Items for that edition should include events
occurring from Sept. 6 to Sept. 20.
The deadlines for subsequent editions will be:
Sept. 6 for Sept. 20
Sept. 20 for Oct. 4
Oct. 4 for Oct. 18
Oct. 18 for Nov. 1
Nov. 1 for Nov. 15
Nov. 15 for Nov. 29
Nov. 29 for Dec. 13
Dec. 13 for Dec. 27
Dec. 27 for Jan. 10
The press release should be typed, double-spaced and include
the phone number of someone who can be contacted for further
information. Releases should be addressed to the Jewish Flori-
dian, 301 S. Jupiter Ave., Clearwater, FL 33515. For more infor-
mation or questions, contact Karen or Jim Dawkins at 446-1033.
In September, the Floridian will be making another change, as
well. Due to rising costs, the Floridian will begin charging $5 for
inclusion of photographs with Bar/Bat Mitzvah announcements
and wedding or engagement announcements. A check should be
included with your form.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, August 9, 1985
Translating What
Soviets Have in Mind
For the Soviet Union, it is always a ques-
tion of quid pro quo. Even in the cause of
humanity, nothing will be done without an
immediate reward.
At Nairobi last week, in the final hours of
the Decade of Women's conference, the
Soviets agreed to a change in the wording of
a final resolution that once again lumped
Zionism with racists and racism. The change
removed Zionism from the offensive group-
ing. The Soviets went along but only by
consensus, not by vote. This was their price.
In space, there is nothing more reprehen-
sible to the Muscovite diplomat today than
the Strategic Defense Initiative, more
popularly known as Star Wars. In effect,
these diplomats are hot for keeping weapons
out of space entirely strictly speaking, the
Strategic Defense Initiative is not a
weapons system.
But such humanitarianism as the Soviets
display here can only be understood given an
awareness that the Soviets have been
secretly working for years now on a Star
Wars program all their own. And in fact,
given such weapons as there already are in
space today, the sad truth is that they are all
Method to Their Madness
So the Russian method of madness is not
so mad after all not in a wojld of
egotistical pragmatism. I am so worried,
Moscow declares, about the future of the
Play>t Earth; therefore, let's cut out all
placement of holocaustic devices in space
from now on. Translation: now that we nave
a monopoly of our own there.
Or, at Nairobi: Yes, we'll agree to a rewor-
ding of the Women's Decade farewell state-
ment that Zionism ought not to be lumped
into the list of genuinely racist movements
and nations. Translation: but let's all of us
do this by consensus, not individual vote.
Further translation: so that even
representatives of the Palestine Liberation
Organization at the conference can appear
to be noble as they also agree. And so that
the Soviet agreement to the change of wor-
ding cannot ultimately be laid upon the
Soviet Union as a specific Soviet decision at
another time and in another political context
where prior Soviet agreement to eradicate
Zionism from the pariah world of racism
may later prove to be embarrassing.
Given this Soviet mania for quid pro quo,
the sudden about-face in Muscovite manners
so far as Israel is concerned becomes
eminently understandable. Suddenly, Israeli
diplomats in embassies throughout the
world are being invited by especially cordial
requests for their presence at parties and
other social shindigs given by the Soviets at
their various embassies.
Sudden Pro-Israel Move
Suddenly, Soviet diplomats are showing
great friendliness, a desire to talk and even
to share thoughts about the state of the
world generally at third-party embassy func-
tions in the major capitals where both find
themselves as invited guests.
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So persistent has this change in attitude
been, that both in Israel and in the Soviet
Union itself there is the kind of upbeat feel-
ing that caused Ambassador Arye Levin,
Israel's deputy permanent representative to
the United Nations, to suggest recently that
the resumption of diplomatic relations bet-
ween the two countries "will come about
eventually because it is in the nature of
Be that as it may, although Israel insists
that it won't do anything to start the pro-
cess because, after all, it was the Soviets
who broke diplomatic relations with the
Israelis in the first place, needed here is
some more translation of the quid pro quo
language that is so integral to the Soviet
Translation: Israel has been a thorn in the
side of the Soviets since the Six-Day War of
1967, in which the then dominant Soviet
client state in Araby, Egypt led by Gamal
Abdel Nasser, was given a merciless drubb-
ing and which led the Israeli-Soviet rupture.
With Israel's subsequent experience in the
Middle East, marked by an effective
American warning to the Soviets to keep
hands off as the Israelis recouped from theiT
initial losses and again beat the Egyptian,. :
their surprise Yom Kippur attack of 1973
the Soviets have been effectively isolated
from the Israel-Arab struggle save for?,
Syria tie.
Further, translation: The Reagan
Gorbachev talks due next November can
give the Soviets the kind of advantage to
which they are accustomed only if they can
show a mending of their ways so far as
Israel is concerned and a collateral issue
Jews within the Soviet Union.
The latter is a change in strategy over
which the Sovies have complete control, and
surprising resumption of large-scale Jewish
exits from the Soviet Union may well be in
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Middle Eastern affairs when Reagan and
vaivw mm --- '1 -in* y nrjlj IjH
the offing. But the chief prize, so far K
Moscow is concerned, is a renewed role
Middle Eastern affairs when Reagai
Gorbachev finally get down to their pow
This is the key to understanding the sud-
den warming 01 Soviet diplomatic attitudes
toward their Israeli counterparts. There is
nothing humanitarian about any of it. No
concern for peace. No new light. Just plain
old quid pro quo.
With Economic Woes
Mixed Bag of News from U.S.
Friday, August 9,1985
Volume 6
U.S. Congress adjourns for
its August recess, or as it
has more recently been
named, its "district work
period," Israel's supporters
have been treated to a mix-
ed bag of results. Most
noteworthy on the positive
side of the ledger was
passage of foreign aid bills
byboth Houses of Congress.
These measures contained a
record $4.5 billion in
economic, military and
special supplemental aid for
Israel at a time when such
assistance is vital to her
These legislative actions, back-
ed by strong majorities, marked
the first time in four years that
Congress has not had to rely on
last minute continuing resolutions
to provide aid. This was the good
news coming out of the Congress.
The bad news was the expectation
raised by Administration
spokesmen during Congressional
hearings that the Congress would
be presented with proposals for
the sale of advanced U.S.
weaponry to Jordan and Saudi
Arabia in the fall upon its return.
Until now, strong Congressional
opposition to such sales delayed
such ation.
rationale is a tried and unproven
one that the weapons will in-
duce cooperation and moderation
in the peace process on the part of
the Arab recipients. This policy of
reward before performance has
not worked in the past, and long-
time observers in Washington
doubt it will work this time.
The Congress this fall will also
be making decisions dealing
directly with our nation's energy
future and our susceptibility to
future oil blackmail influencing
our foreign policies in the Middle
East. Already, there has been
strong opposition expressed in
Congress to continued funding of
the U.S. Synfuels Corporation
the government-sponsored effort
to develop technologies to produce
oil from coal, shale and tar sands
on a commercially feasible basis.
Also, Congress will have to act
by the end of the year to extend
the expiring renewable energy tax
credits. Both of these programs
came about as a result of the 1973
Arab oil embargo and ensuing
Congress must
deal with way oil
influences U.S.
Mideast policies.
HOWEVER, the solar industry
energy crisis and skyrocketing oil
prices. Today, however, with
OPEC in apparent disarray and
continuing downward pressure on
oil prices due to overproduction,
the sense of urgency, and with it
the good sense to develop alter-
natives to imported oil, are gone.
UNLESS THE Congress and
Administration look beyond the
next fiscal year, the opportunity
to produce 20 percent of our
overall energy usage in 20 years
from solar and other renewable
sources will be lost. Since it would
be foolhardy to predict that in 20
years Israel will be living in peace
and harmony with all of its Arab
neighbors, American friends of
Israel must continue to actively
support far-sighted efforts to in-
sulate U.S. foreign policy from
Arab oil blackmail.
Visitors to Israel for many years
have seen the solar hot water
heaters on the roofs of Israeli
homes. But, more important, with
regard to the development of
solar energy for industrial pur-
poses, Israeli technology
represents the state of the art.
Israeli high temperature ther-
mal equipment is already produc-
ing electricity on a commercial
basis in California, with ever more
ambitious large-scale projects in
the construction stage.
in the United States is 1
relative infancy and still I
some additional tax benef
courage investment.
modest and declining hdp 1
proved by the Congress tta
the promise of the sun:
substitute for imported An
could be lost.
What is certain, unfori
is that oil is a WJL
diminishing resource and W
bulk of the w0^'s.,r
reserves are in the Middle 1
Hopefully, when the
reconvenes in September,
have both the national x
and revenue consequences" j
tax decisions in mind, rtf1
do so will represent an e
case of national policy beuigP
wise today and pound-w
tomorrow ..
PRO-ISRAEL political 1
are paying increasing att*n"
the 1986 Senate race in W
where incumbent RepuM^
Charles (Mac) *g |
quite vulnerable. Math*J
past had relied on the apw
Jewish voters and contno
But he could clearly bej
ble with Marylands
Jewish population becu
open criticism of their
influence legislation1 on
Israel and his own V*
port relevant Senate M
An independent stetew-
in July showed tw
Democratic GovenJ,
Hughes, who bsygg
Israel with some of to*
porters, beating tne
Mathias 48 percent W
If Hughes decides'^
Maryland could product
for Israel's friends m ,

Menorah Manor Hosts Area's Physicians
Friday, August 9, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
h Sidney Grau, chairman ol
Menorah Manor Medical Ad-
L Committee, greeted area
Lcians for a special tour and
liner party on July 16.
tie evening provided an oppor-
[ity for community physicians
Igarn more about Menorah
Kir and to meet the home's
Jfessional treatment team, in-
L,g Medical Director, H.
Ls Brownlee, M.D. Brownlee
jjso the Associate Director of
Bayfront Medical Center's
Practice Residency
,ye are indeed fortunate to
f developed a partnership with
the Family Practice Residency "
noted Grau. "Through this rela-
tionship, it provides the home
with outstanding medical care
while also giving the resident
physicians the much needed train-
ing in geriatric medicine.
Menorah Manor is one of the few
long-term care facilities in the
country, to have this type of train-
ing for resident physicians."
Dr. Brownlee said he was look-
ing forward to the involvement of
community physicians at Menorah
Manor, both through consulta-
tions, as well as their continuing
involvement in treating those
residents from their private prac-
tice even though the resident is
now living at Menorah Manor.
Prior to dinner, Dr. Peter Par-
doll and Dr. Michael Slomka con-
ducted tours of the facility. Also
serving as hosts for the evening
were Drs. Michael Rauchway,
Morris LeVine and Larry Eig.
Additional informational tours
and gatherings will be held in the
future for members of all medical
practices. Those interested in be-
ing included in these sessions
should contact Edward W.
Vinocur, executive director of the
Manor, at 255 59th St. N., St.
Petersburg, Fla. 33710, or call
him at 345-2775.

5r" k
security forces in Jerusalem's Neve
iakov neighborhood search the area where a
exploded injuring a 7-year-old boy,
(JTA/WZN News Photo)
whose foot had to be amputated and is now
recovering in hospital.

eres Says
2 Names on List Are Acceptable
flier Shimon Peres said
: at least two names on a
of seven proposed
tstinian members of a
ation were acceptable
'\ as negotiating
fey are Hanna Seniora, editor
l East Jerusalem daily Al-
and Fayez Abu-Rahme, a
lawyer, Peres told the
et's Foreign Affairs and
Committee. He said Jor-
Irejected 15 candidates pro-
i by Palestine Liberation
mzation leader Yasir Arafat.
. LIST was submitted to
PjS. recently by Jordan and
I studied by the State
"tment. was conveyed to
B- Jerusalem promptly re-
1 it on grounds that the pro-
I Palestinian negotiators
|either officials of the PLO or
I associated with it and that
were residents of the ad-
ored territories.
[>ough the list was not made
f here by official channels,
[Jerusalem Post, citing
e sources, identified the
seniora and Abu-Rahme
* confirmed their inclusion,
P he said nothing to indicate
f rael might reverse its initial
> of the list, which piqued
tieagan Administration.
Pnsto" plans to hold a
|J with a joint Jordanian-
inian delegation, the
r aim of which, it says, is to
e direct talks between the
land Israel.
faring before the
Affairs and Security
Committee, said the U.S. has in-
dicated that it would not be trap-
ped into a fruitless meeting with
the PLO.
Shamir told the committee he
had made clear to Washington
that the Arab world viewed the
proposed dialogue as a means of
gaining U.S. recognition of the
PLO, that the Arabs reject face-
to-face negotiations with Israel
and would use the talks with the
U.S. to push for an international
conference on the Middle East as
a substitute for direct
Shamir said the U.S. could not
deny this and gave assurances it
would not be misled. Both
Jerusalem and Washington are in-
terested in promoting direct
negotiations, Shamir said,
\ S*tSt*
' Prr-aenU
in the True Tradition
to make your occasion
a memorable one!
\''CaU Ui to D-ig* fNW Affair!
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Dr. Michael Slomka leads tour.
Reaganites Vow No Imminent
Decision on Arms to Saudis
WASHINGTON (JTA) The Reagan Administra-
tion stresses that no decision will be made before next fall
on requests by Jordan and Saudi Arabia to buy
sophisticated American arms. "Both Jordan and Saudi
Arabia have informed us of their current defense needs and
these remain under review," State Department deputy
spokesman Charles Redman said.
HE REITERATED that the just completed Ad-
ministration study on how Middle East arms sales fit into
U.S. policy does not recommend any specific sale. He said
the study, which is being shown to Congressional commit-
tees on a classified basis was not "a decision" paper but "a
document which contains the framework on which deci-
sions can then be made."
Shamir Salutes Egypt's 'Day'
JERUSALEM (JTA) Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir cabled his "warmest felicitations" to Cairo on the
occasion of Egypt's National Day which marks the military
coup that ousted the Farouk monarchy 33 years ago.
SHAMIR'S MESSAGE was addressed to his Egyptian
counterpart, Foreign Minister Ahmed Esmat Abdel-
Meguid. It expressed hope that "bonds will become
stronger" between Israel and Egypt.
Egypt is the only Arab nation to have a peace treaty
with Israel, signed in 1979. Relations became chilled during
the Lebanon war when Egypt recalled its. Ambassador
from Tel Aviv.
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Congregations, Organizations Events
Abe Ader Post No. 246
War Veterans' Members
News from Abe Ader Post No.
246 and Auxiliary, Jewish War
Veterans of the U.S.A: Auxiliary
Chaplain Bessie Grusmark has
won the Department of Florida,
JWVA State Award as the
outstanding woman volunteer of
the year in community. You can
catch Bessie at Congregation
B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg serv-
ing punch at the Oneg Shabbat, at
Congregate Dining Benching
Lkht at the Friday lunch, as
chaplain of JWVA No. 246, and as
a diligent worker for the Senior
Friendship Club and Jewish Com-
munity Center. Just call and she is
ready. It is lucky to reach her at
home, even for a phone call.
Commander Benjamin Wisot-
zky, editor of Post Observer, also
won the Department of Florida,
JWV State Award for the
outstanding publication of Post
Leon Glassman was elected to
the high office of national ex-
ecutive committeeman, JWV.
Leon is also Gulf Coast District
Council commander and president
of the Veteran's Liaison Council,
St. Petersburg.
Congratulations to our
newlyweds President of Aux-
iliary Estelle Siebert to Robert
Silverman and Auxiliary member
Ruth Kohl to service officer
Solomon Omansky.
Reservations for the mid-
summer meeting are due by Aug.
13. The meeting is Aug. 18, Sun-
day, noon at the Sheraton St.
Pete. Donation $8.50. Call Ben
867-0740, Mollie 391-4416, or
Bessie 343-7338.
To Host summer Treat
The Clearwater Chapter of
Hadassah will hold its summer
treat at Dona's Restaurant, 2721
Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach,
on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The lun-
cheon will begin at noon and will
be followed by games. The price is
$10 with the funds to be used for
youth activities. Reservations and
checks should be sent to Natalie
Silver, 500 Ponce de Leon,
Belleair, FL 33516. Reservations
must be in no later than Aug. 10.
Bowling League to Hold
Kick-off Meeting
The B'nai B'rith Olam Lodge
bowling league in St. Petersburg
will be holding a kick-off meeting
Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Jewish
Community Center on Elbow
Teams will be set up and rules
finalized at the meeting. Hot dogs,
beer and soft drinks will be
The league is open to all Jewish
men regardless of their affiliation.
Bowling is set to start Sept. 5.
St. Petersburg
Talmud Torah Board to Meet
The School Board of the Pauline
Rivkind Talmud Torah will meet
on Aug. 12 to finalize plans for
High Holiday Junior Congrega-
tion services, introduce the new
faculty of the afternoon and Sun-
1 day religious school program and
finalize plans for the School Sup-
port meeting, to be held Tuesday.
Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting
is open to all parents, teachers
and friends of the Pauline Rivkind
Talmud Torah and will feature as
guest speaker, Seam us Allman,
who will be speaking on substance
abuse prevention.
School Administrator, Cantor
Irving Zummer, requests that all
registration forms be in by the
evening of the meeting. Any one
interested in registering their
children in our Religious School
program, are asked to call Cantor
Zummer at 381-4900.
To Hold Sapper
On Wednesday, Aug. 14,
Sisterhood has planned "Supper
with Joanne: A Summer Evening
Out With the Ladies" to be held
Some People Need
To Be Cared For.
Others Need a
Chance To Care.
We Bring Them Together.
We employ RNs, LPNs, Komehealth
aides, homemakers, nurse assistants
A companions to provide professional
health core in your homo. Perhaps
you should know someone who could
use our service, or who might bo in-
terested in this kind of job oppor-
tunity. Please hove them call us. Wo
ore the local office of one of the
nation's loading private providers of
home core.
Speakers Bureau Available
Positions open for retirees (full or part Ime)
Medicare Approved
Private Insurance and
Private-pay Accepted

at Jo-El Specialty Foods, 2619
23rd Ave. Your $6.50 check is
your reservation. Contact Mrs. Vi
Goldstein at 866-2127.
Abe Mellitz
To Attend Convention
The Federation of Jewish Men's
Clubs will be holding their conven-
tion at the Concord Hotel in New
York, Aug. 11 through 14. Among
those in attendance will be Abe
Mellitz, president of the Mitzvah
Men's Club of Congregation B'nai
Israel in St. Petersburg.
Membership Coffee Planned
The Membership Committee is
planning a New Members' Coffee
on Sunday, Aug. 25, open to all
new members, as well as unaf-
filiated members of the communi-
ty who would like to learn more
about Congregation B'nai Israel,
our services and programs. Please
call the Synagogue office at
381-4900 for further information.
Host Open House
A get acquainted open house for
prospective members will be held
at Temple Ahavat Shalom on
Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Rabbi Jan Bresky, spiritual
leader of Ahavat Shalom, will
discuss the religious programs of-
fered by the synagogue.
Representatives of the school,
sisterhood and board will also be
Cantor Robert Marinoff will
sing. Refreshments will be served
and everyone is welcome.
If you are interested but cannot
attend, a super Saturday member-
ship night will be held at the Tem-
ple, Saturday, Aug. 24. Call the
synagogue at 785-8811 for more
To Hold Tea
The Clearwater Chapter of
B'nai B'rith Women invite all in-
terested women to a membership
tea on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 8 p.m.
For more information, call Min-
dy at 785-9769 or Gerry at
To Host
End Of Summer Party
The Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
is sponsoring an end of summer
dance on Sunday, Aug. 18 at
Coconut Joe's Restaurant and
Lounge, at Mission Bell Square,
12741 N. Dale Mabry Highway,
The restaurant is going to be
open from 7:30 p.m. to midnight
solely for the Tampa Bay Jewish
Singles. Featuring Joe's top DJ,
there should be lots of rocking on
the large dance floor. The cost is
$4 at the door. Cash bar.
Pre-School Openings
Temple Beth El has openings in
its 3-year-old group. For more in-
formation, call the Temple office
at 347-6136.
13APER *
Bowling League Forms
The Clearwater B'nai B'rith is
forming a bowling league at the
new Countryside Lanes. The
league will meet Wednesday even-
ings at 8:45 p.m.
The new facility is expected to
be completed in October. The
league will run until the second
week of May 1986.
State of the Art Equipment will
provide automatic scoring and

1 800 432 3708
averaging record keeping
first week of bowling, i-;
shoes and refreshments
members will also receive
count cards for open bo
well as coupon books for v
games of open bowling per
Either a trip on the Seat
or a trip to Cable Beach \
will be held at the end ]
Call Paul Himelhockl
797-2892 for more inion
American Retirees Plan
A New Life In Israel
NAAM, The North American
Aliyah Movement announces its
third pre-aliyah seminar for
retirees, Nov. 12-26.
Specifically designed in pace
and content for retirees or senior
citizens considering aliyah, this
seminar deals with the special
concerns, interests and options
available to them. Volunteer and
work opportunities, social securi-
ty and pension plans, medical in-
surance, housing and other
aspects of aliyah will be discussed.
More time will be spent in cities
with climate and activities attrac-
tive to retirees. Persons 65 years
and older or persons younger who
will be retired at the time of their
aliyah are eligible for this trip.
Here are some comments from
past participants: "The trip was
outstanding and very
organized." "We saw Israeli
an entirely different pen
than heretofore."
NAAM sponsors two-i
seminars several t
throughout the year for
considering aliyah. Each sea
includes meetings with expen
the fields of aliyah and kliti
sorption), who discuss all;
of living in Israel. Paraa
meet with established
American olim with sii
backgrounds. The next
scheduled for Oct. 21 (foralli
and one for students and i
adults is planned for Dec..
more information, please i
Irit Benyakir at NAAM, I
Ave., NY. NY 10022
212-752-0600. ext. 230.
Mission To Vienna, lsra<
Planned In October
United Jewish Appeal's Presi-
dent's Mission to Vienna and
Israel is being planned for Oct.
To qualify for the trip, lay par-
ticipants must make a minimum
commitment of $10,000 to the
1986 UJA campaign. Spouses are
invited to participate at their own
expense, $2,100. Principal par-
ticipants' cost will be $2,200, of
which UJA will pay half.
New Rector Named
Yehuda Ben-Shaul, Vice Rector of
Tel Aviv University, will assume
the office of Rector this month,
succeeding Prof. Yoram Dinstein.
The trip will include three j
in Vienna, meeting leaders o
Jewish community and
Jewish historical sites. In I
participants will spend
Jerusalem as well as visit I
pian Absorption Centers in
southern part of the country.
Anyone interested in the]
should contact Federation'
ecutive Director Paul Levi|
Aug. 2-8:02
Ang. 9-7:57
Aug. 16 7:51
Aug. 23 7:44
Aug. 30 7:37
Religious Directory
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Bar-Bat MiUraa Serrke 11 -- TaL 347-4134.
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1844 M St.. 8. St. Petarebi UWI EabM laraal P**" iSSS 1
Priday ru* at 8 a.-.; Batata**. aa\*M 321-3J86. 343-34W.
Caagraiatiaa B'NAI 18BABL-CaatTarrea i&>\
Ml m St. N.. St MaMlaal" ** **Uuki' c"tauLa-rri*'
Sabbath Serrke: Friday ereaiag 8 Satarday. fl- momm'
aJM Seaday t MM am. Waaaaj Miayaa Tel. 381-4000.
Caagrefatioa BETH CHAI-Caaaii latin ^^ g ^
8400 125 St. N.. Seauaole 33542 Sabbath Serrkee: Friday ereaiap
Saturday. :30 m Tel. 3S3-5525.
Coagretatioa BETH SHALOM-Coaaerrat ie f ^ I
1325 S. Belcher Rd.. Clcarwatar 33616 Rabbi Kaaaeth Bromberf.,]
Serrkee: Friday ere.iac 8 p.-.; Satarday a.-.; Saaday morning. *
Tel. 531-1418.
1686 S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33516 Rabbi JaJJawB"'*?*-.
ricee: Friday eveaiag at 8 p..; Saturday 10:30 a-ai. Tel. *
P.O. Box 1176. Daaedia 33528 1575 Curlew Rd.. p*,n,TH"^Lll.
Jan Breaky Sabbath Serrkee: Friday evening 8 p.m. !' ""
Gulf Coaat Society far Huauaiatic Judaian
Monthly meetixK. Adult Education Call 797-3224 for inform.
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Friday, August 9. 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
|fhat do the names
kjn, Gordon. Ochana,
isenberg, Green. Haddad,
fodie, Koletkar, Hudeida,
[din. Silverberg, Caspi,
London all have in com-
bn? They are ^ Jewish
mes, and they can all be
I in Israel while walking
m the street.
h vissicitudes of Jewish life
over the world have produced a
^fusion of Jewish names. In
el, this profusion has blended
Jbeen mellowed by the addition
(Hebrew names. The result is
i name-watching in Israel is as
liar a game and hobby as
nwatching in Britain and, at
[guess, much more rewarding.
Jewish name can teach you
one's personal history
kre he came from, what his
be was before, how it has
ged, why it has changed. It
|also illustrate Jewish history.
OF the quaint Jewish
les we have all heard of are the
Jit of a forcible naming process
|the Russian and Austro-
ian empires about 200
i ago. Jews did not have and
not want to take family
|es, mainly for religious
pe result: they were landed
names which were strange,
etimes laughable, derisive,
fculous or even downright
:ious. Some examples are:
ferbusch (Featherbush), Fetter
Jty), Bitterman (Bitter), Son-
|(Sunday), Montag (Monday),
#och (Wednesday), Dreyer
lindler), Bok (Big Ox).
enstrick (Gallows-rope) is one
i most infamous of these.
Austro-Hungarian Empire
. So is the Cfci' The 'Jews
i survived them, and so have
names which, with the
of time, have lost their
on, mellowed and even
ne traditionally Jewish.
ny Jewish names indicate
(of origin: Brodie (Rumania),
(Poland), Berlin (Ger-
r), Hudeida (Yemen), Al-Fasi
in Morocco), Moscowitz
pa), Shirazi, Isfahani (Iran),
kar (Kolet, a village in the
htra province of India).
ooza. Sevilia, Mitedulla,
[Ha are grand old Sephardic
" originating in Spain. Al-
means that the family
ated in Jerusalem. (Al-Kuds,
Name Game Book Review
Leah's Children
One-time Olympic gold medallist Mark Spitz looks for his roots at
the Bet Hatefutsoth Museum of the Jewish Diaspora computer.
"The Holy One," is the Arabic ap-
pelative of Jerusalem).
MANY ARE common names in
the Jews' countries of residence:
Rosenberg, Birnbaum, Schneider
are all from Germany. Haddad is
common among Jews from
Arabic-speaking countries; so is
Hakim (a wise man), which among
Jews from that area indicates a
rabbi somewhere along the line,
just like Rabinovitch.
Simple patronymics (son of. ..)
are among the commonest of
Jewish names: Jacobson.
Jacobowitz, Abramson,
Michaelovitch, Yankelewits (euritz
is "son of in Russian, and in
Rumanian it becomes ovici),
Yacovzadeh (in Persian means
"son of"). Yacovshvili (in
Georgian, shvili means "son of).
Many hames'relate'to tradeaor
occupations: Schneider is a tailor
in Yiddish, and Hayat is also a
tailor in Hebrew. Mahler is a
painter; Stoller, a carpenter;
Kremer, a shopkeeper; Kreczmer,
an inkeeper; Goldschmitt, a
goldsmith; all in Yiddish.
Some ordinary names are
Hebrew words or, more
mysteriously, the initials of
Hebrew or Aramaic words. Touro
is Aramaic for a bull; Halaf is a
slaughterer's Knife; Dayan, a
religious judge; Katz hides the in-
itials tfohen Tzedek a righteous
priest; Shub is the initials of
SAochet U Bodek slaughterer
and examiner; Ba-abad or Babad
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Iren will he the main focus of a
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fjtled "Strong Kids, Safe
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Pe the consciousness of
Pts and kids about child
P" said Temple Director of
Ption Zena Sulkes, who is
pang the program.
' session will begin with a
perciallv produced videotape
by Henry Winkler, who with the
use Of cartoons and other devices
explores the sensitive subject of
child abuse and discusses ways to
protect children from abuse.
Following the video, there will
be a discussion and then the pro-
gram will end with a brief Hav-
dalah service.
The program is geared for
parents and children between the
ages of 4 and 10. The program is
free, but Mrs. Sulkes asks that in-
terested parents call the Temple
at 531-5829 to make reservations.
is Sen -Av-Bet-Din a descendant
of the president of a religious
Some are contractions of long
Hebrew names as written in
Hebrew letters. All persons called
Yaavetz or Javitz or Javetz are
descended from a famous 18th
Century rabbi Yacov Emden
Ben Tzvi.
great meeting ground of Jewish
names, the unique phenomenon
has been the flowering of tradi-
tional and modern Hebrew family
names. It is considered patriotic,
progressive and a sign of Jewish
feeling to take a Hebrew name,
similar sounding Hebrew name
Shertok became Sharett; Mishkin-
sky becomes Mishkan; Neiman
becomes Ne'ntui'or,;Na'aman.
Shortening a name so it sounds
Hebrew: Levinski becomes Livni;
Michaelson becomes Michaeli. ,
Translating a name or a portion
of it to Hebrew: Perlmutter
becomes Dar (Mother of Pearl in
Hebrew); Schneider becomes
Hayat; Goldberg becomes Zahavi
or Har-Zahav; Goldschmitt
becomes Tzoref; names ending in
Stein or Stone become Avni (even
is Hebrew for stone);
Yaacobovicz, Yaacobzadeh,
Yacobshvili all become Ben-
Yaakov. The last way is simply to
change the name to something en-
tirely different. The late Yigal
Alon's name was previously Yigal
fected in English speaking coun-
tries when Jews wanted their
names to be less conspicuous.
Goldwasser became Goldwater.
Feinlight became Fine. In a more
elegant variation, via the media-
tion of French, Goldberg can
become Ormont or Montor. (In
French, Or means gold, ana mom
mount or berg.) Wittenberg
became Mountwitten (as under
different circumstances, during
the first World War, the present
British royal family's name was
changed from Battenberg to
With a little patience, a name
can be chased as it changes, for
example, from Silberberg to
Silverberg, to Silver, to Har-
Kessef, to Caspi.
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Leah Goldfeder is being award-
ed the Woman of the Year
Achievement Award at the
Ellenberg Institute in New York
City, as the novel opens. The large
crowd attending abounds with
dignitaries, well-known, impor-
tant people, to honor Leah as an
impressive artist and
In 1970, Leah's Journey by
Goldreich was an outstanding best
seller which won the National
Jewish Book Award for fiction. In
this sequel, Leah is in her golden
years. She is well known as a
woman of the people, a woman
who honored the past and looked
to the future. She made things,
working toward the greater good
of the world she lived in. She prov-
ed that a woman could be a loving
wife, and a devoted mother
without neglecting personal
fulfillment and communal
As she is listening to the award
ceremonies, she reflects on the
lives of her children: Aaron, the
eldest, a successful lawyer;
Michael, a child of the '60s, a par-
ticipant in the civil rights move-
ment who is amorously involved
with a black girl from Berkeley
and works with an Israeli physi-
cian who is a survivor of the
Holocaust; and daughter Rebecca,
also an artist who is married to
Yehuda Arnon, an Israeli fighter
and hero. Leah's reflections on
Rebecca include passages concer-
ning the Six Day War and Israel's
delicate position in world affairs.
Leah's Children is a comman-
ding fiction, relating incidents
taking place in both Europe and
the U.S. It is a family saga,
fraught with emotion, involving
the reader totally.
Largo Boy Shares Stage
With Dorothy Lamour
Joshua Schulman, 11, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Schulman of
Largo, is currently appearing
with Dorothy Lamour at the
Showboat Dinner Theater in a
new production called W.O.O. The
play will run until August 25.
This play marks Joshua's fourth
appearance at the Showboat.
Other productions that he has
been in are: The Music Man, South
Pacific, and the recent, Under
Papa's Picture, starring Edie
Adams. ...-._ : 1.
Joshua also has appeared in
local commercials and has danced
with the Atlanta Ballet Company
in their production of The Nut-
cracker. Joshua is a sixth-grade
student at Hillel.
Joshua Schulman
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, August 9,1986
Mormon Activities In Israel
Denounced By Christian Officials
Orthodox Jews who bitterly
oppose plans to build a Mor-
mon educational center at
Mt Scopus have found new
allies among Christian
groups who claim the Mor-
mons are not, in fact,
authentic Christians.
Representatives of eight Chris-
tian denominations held a press
conference here last week to de-
nounce a planned extension of
Brigham Young University next
to the Hebrew University Mt.
Scopus campus and to attack the
Mormon Church and its motives in
coming to Jerusalem.
Brigham Young University, in
Salt Lake City, Utah, seat of the
Mormon faith, is named for the
Second Prophet of the church
which was founded in the early
19th Century by Joseph Smith Jr.,
known as the First Prophet. The
Mt. Scopus extension on five acres
of land, will contain housing and
catering services for nearly 200
students, a 400-seat auditorium
for cultural events and classrooms
for academic programs.
IT WAS designed by Jerusalem
architect David Resnick and
Frank Furguson, an architect
from Salt Lake City. The project
was approved as long ago as 1977
by the Likud-led government of
Premier Menachem Begin which
was especially solicitous of Or-
thodox sensibilities, and by the
Jerusalem municipality.
Speakers at the press con-
ference claimed the real purpose
of the Mormon center was to pro-
selytize Jews and warned that
many young Israelis would be con-
ditioned to leave the country to
join the Mormons. This is precise-
ly the argument of the Orthodox
establishment, headed by the two
Chief Rabbis. It has been
vigorously denied by spokesmen
for the Mormon Church here.
Dave Hunt, author of several
books on religious cults, called the
press conference. He and other
speakers charged that the Mor-
mons pretended to be Christians
but subscribed to beliefs that were
far from Christianity.
THEY CLAIMED the official
name of the church, The Church of
Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints,
was a misnomer and that the Mor-
mons believe they must take over
the world before Jesus can return.
Hunt charged that the Mt. Scopus
center was part of that plan.
Another speaker, Rev. Jim Can-
talon of the Jerusalem Christian
Center, accused the Mormons of
trying to deceive Israel. But a
Rumania's MFN
Is Approved
Conference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations
has endorsed a one-year extension
of most-favored-nation (MFN)
trade status for Rumania,
although one Jewish leader noted
that Jewish emigration so far this
year has been disappointing.
The Presidents Conference has
had assurances from Rumanian
officials that the number of Jews
emigrating for Israel this year will
exceed last year's total. But dur-
ing the first six months of 1985,
only 543 Jews left, according to
Jack Spitzer, honorary president
of B'nai B'rith International.
SpiUer, testifying before the
Senate International Trade Sub-
committee, called this a disap-
pointment. Nevertheless, "we
strongly believe that Rumania's
MFN status is important to
preserve," he said. He explained
that MFN "provides a significant
framework for discussing emigra-
tion and for dealing with specific
snade ol embarrassment hung
over the press conference.
Recently, the Mormon Center
located in the consular district of
East Jerusalem was vandalized.
Hunt opened his remarks with a
condemnation of the vandals.
Mormon representatives were
present at the press conference
but remained silent. Afterwards,
however, Dr. Ellis Rasmussen,
former Dean of Religious Educa-
tion at Brigham Young Universi-
ty, told reporters that he was
shocked by the allegations which
he said were falsities and half-
academic center of Mt. Scopus is
to enable Mormon students to get
to know Israel, he said. He reaf-
firmed the Church's pledge not to
engage in missionary activity in
The Mormon Church in the U.S.
has been especially sympathetic to
Israel and Jews. Last November,
thousands of Mormon school
children along with their parents
and teachers, gathered in Cedar
City, Utah to participate in a
"Jewish Week" sponsored by the
Southern Utah State College, a
Mormon college.
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