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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Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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August 23, 1985
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 25, 1980)-

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fJewish Flcridian
Off Pint lias County
. e Number 17
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, August 23, 1985
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Menorah Manor's
Formal Dedication Nears
ird Laurence
Dr. Allan Katz
Meet the New
Board Members
Le 1985 board of directors of the Jewish Federation of
kllas County includes nine new board members. All will serve
i from 1985 to May 1988. Curt Mayer of Clearwater ap-
1 by the board, will serve a one-year term ending in May
few board members Howard Lawrence and Dr. Alan Katz
[introduced here and complete the introductions of new board
ther new board members, introduced in previous issues, are
and Fox of Clearwater, Harry Green of St. Petersburg Em-
kuel Harris of Clearwater, Jean Malkin of Seminole, bcott
tletti of Clearwater, Toni Rinde of Largo, and David
Ivman of Palm Harbor.
Congressman C. W. Bill Young
will be the keynote speaker at the
formal dedication ceremonies of
the Menorah Manor on Sunday,
Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m., General
Chairperson Helen Hameroff
said. In accepting the Manor's in-
vitation. Congressman Young
said that he was delighted to be
able to join with the Jewish com-
munities of the West Coast of
Florida in celebrating the opening
of this much-needed service for
the elderly in this area.
The ceremonies will be the
culmination of the Menorah
Manor Dedication Weekend.
Other events scheduled include
Friday evening Shabbat Dinner
and Service, hosted by the
residents for their immediate
family members; and Oneg Shab-
batat area Temples and
Synagogues in honor of the new
Home for Jewish Living.
Sunday's program will also in-
clude the installation of the new
Officers and Board of Governors
for the Home, as well as an Open
House and tour of the new facility.
The community guests will be able
to preview the beginnings of the
Menorah Manor Founders' Wall,
located in the main lobby. The en-
tire community is invited to par-
ticipate in Sunday's program.
The Founders' Wall has been
designed by the firm of Ross and
Galvin Associates, Interior
Designers, in conjunction with the
Home's decorating committee,
chaired by Thelma Rothman. Mrs.
Rothman said that the Wall has
been specially created to
recognize those community
members whose generosity has
made the dream of a Home for
Jewish Living a reality. She noted
that a separate brochure portray-
ing the Wall and dedication oppor-
tunities is being mailed to each
community member prior to
Dedication. "There is still time for
each community member to par-
ticipate in the Home's Building
Fund Campaign, and to be includ-
ed on the Founders' Wall," Mrs.
Rothman said.
More information on Dedica-
tion, opportunities and Menorah
Bill Young
Manor is available by contacting
either Edward W. Vinocur, ex-
ecutive director, or Adele Lurie,
development director, at (813)
Shalom Newcomers Network to
Link New Residents, Community
Ioward Lawrence
toward Lawrence of Clear-
er has been a Pinellas resident
1950 when he moved here
[went into business with his
fcr-in-law, Morris Bilgore. He
ppnally from Queens, N.Y.
business interests have in-
fed citrus, accounting and in-
dents in addition to owning
few Hill Cemetery in Palm
Iwrence and his wife, Lila,
|a son David who is a tax at-
Jey in Washington and has a
ITheir daughter Debra Young
[physical therapist by profes-
She and her husband live in
nta and have two daughters,
Youngest only a month old.
Iwrence is a past chairman of
democratic Party of Pinellas
, member of Temple B'nai
P in Clearwater for 35 years,
Nnce's many involvements in
J Temple include a past
Ijong-time volunteer with the
rration, Lawrence says he
Jme involved because Federa-
Ifills a definite need in Pinellas
M> awful lot of people who
ft to be involved are just sit-
|on the sidelines," he says.
Dr. Alan Katz
* Alan Katz of Largo came
"nellas in 1973 from New York
doctor of radiology at
^na Hospital in St.
Petersburg he and his wife,
Marilyn, have two daughters:
Susan, 16, and Elizabeth, 15.
They are members of Temple
B'nai Israel in Clearwater.
His Jewish affiliations include
the Teneom Society and AZTRA,
the international reform Zionist
Katz says that it was after first
visit to Israel in 1976 that he
became interested in being really,
activitely involved in Jewish ac-
tivities such as Federation. In
Israel, Katz says, you realize the
tie you feel with past generations
of Jews, the present Jewish
generation and generations to
It's that link that makes you
want to be involved and help fill
Jewish needs and be involved in
Jewish life daily.,
Katz' involvement has been
ongoing with Federation He is no
newcomer to the board, having
served several terms previously.
Gov't. Wants Share
TEL AVIV-(JTA)-Whether
or not crime pays, the govern-
ment is entitled to its lawful share
of the criminal's ill-gotten gams, a
Tel Aviv magistrate ruled.
Judge Yitzhak Braaz fined Yoal
Kochavi the equivalent of $40 and
imposed a two-month suspended
sentence for failure to file income
tax returns for the years 1980-8,2,
Kochavi admitted his income was
derived from burglary and
The Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County has joined
Jewish Community Centers na-
tionwide in a Shalom Newcomers
Network to help Jewish in-
dividuals and families who are
moving to a new community to
put down Jewish roots.
Shalom Newcomers Network
will deal directly with reconnec-
ting "newcomers" to their new
permanent communities.
The project recognizes the need
to deal more effectively with the
discontinuity resulting from the
high rate of Jewish mobililty.
JWB's Board of Directors has
recommended that each communi-
ty develop a program to address
the issue of permanent relocation
and that this commmunity-based
undertaking include the Center's
operation of a Shalom Newcomers
Network desk.
Fred Margolis, executive direc-
tor, who heads up the local link in
the continent-wide Shalom
Newcomers, said, "The JCC is
pleased to be part of this effort to
keep Jews connected. Together
with the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County, Inc., local
synagogues, temples and other
Jewish organizations, we know
that we can contribute to the well-
being of Jews who move from
other communities to our com-
munity, as well as those who
'leave' our community to relocate
"The local JCC Shalom
Newcomers Network Committee
is made up not only of Center
leaders but also of representatives
of cooperating agencies and
organizations," Margolis
"Volunteers will be recruited
and trained to provide adequate
coverage for the Shalom
Newcomers Network desk, he
"The desk, which is located in
the lobby of the JCC, will provide
newcomers with basic information
about the local community and
those leaving with information
Fred Margolils
about the community to which
they are going. This includes in-
formation about Jewish communal
services, religious institutions,
possible places to live, schools,
medical services and the like."
Joseph Kruger, of South
Orange, N.J., North American
chairman of the Shalom
Newcomers Network Project,
said, "There are many fine
'Shalom Newcomers' services in
existence in numerous Jewish
communities, and most of these
are sponsored by local
"However, our concern is that
little is being done to help Jewish
people who are leaving one com-
munity to relocate to their new
"It is JWB's recommendation,
therefore, that Shalom
Newcomers Network Project be a
community-based undertaking,
sparked by the Jewish Community
Center, in close cooperation with
the Jewish Federation, local
synagogues and other communal
organizations, thus contributing
to the well-being of Jews moving
from community to community."
"Jewish Community Centers
are a primary point of entry for
Jews in cities across the U.S. and
Canada," Kruger said. "They of-
fer outreach services and easy en-
try into the Jewish scheme of
"This makes JCCs particularly
important when you consider that
permanent relocation leads to a
tremendous loss of connection
with supportive Jewish life and a
loss of leadership. It offers JCCs
the opportunity to provide those
services that keep Jews con-
nected," he said.
"JCCs and YM-YWHAs can
serve a special function in helping
to shorten the period of time of
reconnection of Jews on the move
with their new communities,"
Kruger added.
JWB will be a support system to
its affiliated JCCs and Ys par-
ticipating in the Network and will
provide them with posters and
other publicity materials and
ongoing consultation.
Cindy Chazan, JWB special pro-
jects associate, is the coordinator
Continued on Page 2

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pineltas Coanty/Friday, -August 23, 1985
Often it isn't until someone has
left that we truly appreciate them.
So it is with Sue Schechter, who
retired as editor of the Jewish
Floridian of Pinellas County as of
June 1.
Perhaps we took Sue for
granted. After all, she was always
around, working tirelessly not on-
ly on the Floridian but within the
community as well.
The foundation that Sue laid
during her five years as editor will
certainly endure for years to
come. Almost single-handedly,
she nurtured the fledgling publica-
tion into the vital community-
oriented voice it is today.
As we persevere without her
now, we also have come to admire,
even more, the dedication that
Sue had to the Floridian and the
Jewish Community of Pinellas
County. Miraculously, she was
able to juggle the editorship with
other community activities and
Federation undertakings in-
cluding serving as the 1985
Women's Division Campaign
Sue Schechter
We know that while Sue has left
the Floridian, her strong concern
for the Jewish Community here
and elsewhere will continue to be
an inspiration to us all.
'Memo From The President'
Joint Distribution Committee
My last "Memo" discussed the
overall scope of the umbrella
organization called Federation.
The United Jewish Appeal is the
largest beneficiary agency of the
Federation and supports the
relief, migration, resettlement,
rehabilitation and welfare pro-
grams carried on by the following
agencies: United Israel Ap-
peal/Jewish Agency, Joint
Distributioin Committee, ORT,
The American Joint Distribu-
tion Committee was founded in
1914 to aid Jews in Palestine and
Eastern Europe caught in the war
zones of World War I.
Since that time the JDC has
served as the overseas arm of the
American Jewish community, pro-
viding life saving and life sustain-
ing programs and service for Jews
and Jewish communities in every
corner of the earth.
When I was general campaign
chairman, I spent four days in
Poland. This country is a
microcosm of the last forty years
of Jewish history. Our hearts and
souls were torn to pieces as we
Stanley Newmark
clung to one another during our
visit to the concentration camps at
Birkenau and Auschwitz. As we
walked through the infamous
gate, Arbeit Macht Frei, we
witnessed the unspeakable hor-
rors which unfolded before our
eyes the atrocities perpetj
against our people.
Poland, a country that
home to three million Jews
has only 5,000 Jews. We cond,
ed our visit in Warsaw, withi
leaders of the remaining Je
stubbornly, courageously cli
to the remnants of a J
that was once the glory of i
I was rudely awakened to |
fact that if it were not for |
Joint Distribution Committ
those 5,000 people would liten
starve to death.
The JDC supplies these J
with money to pay rent, Kot
soup kitchens, health clinics i
other services.
Today, the JDC provides c
and indirect assistance to -
dreds of thousands of
women and children in ovetL
countries throughout the world]
If you have any comments, J
terest and/or desires, please ca
tact me at the Federation office
Kent Jewish Community Center News
The Kent Jewish Community
Center has planned a building
dedication for Sunday Sept. 29,
according to Robert Freeman,
newly elected president of the
The dedication will take place at
the Center's new site at Hercules
Avenue and Virginia Street in
Clearwater. The Center's 5,000
sq. ft. building will be complete,
and will be- open for inspection
during the dedication.
The program will take place bet-
ween 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. and will
include entertainment for children
and adults, Israeli lunch, a dedica-
tion ceremony, Sukkah
decorating, a tour of the new
building and demonstrations of
Kent JCC programs.
The dedication is free and open
to the public. Please call the Kent
JCC at 446-4923 to let us know
how many people will be
The Kent Jewish Community
Center has announced plans for
an after school-care program for
kindergarten through fifth grade
to begin on Monday, Aug. 26, the
first day of school in .Pinellas
County. (Children wiH be picked
up at Northern Pinellas schools
and brought to the new Kent
Jewish Community Center for
classes, homework time, game
room, snacks and a great after
school-care program. Pick-up can
be arranged from almost any
North County elementary school
as long as the demand is suffi-

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."l8 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.
cient. Children can remain at the
Kent Jewish Community Center
until 6 p.m.
The new Kent Jewish Communi-
ty Center is located at the in-
tersection of Hercules Ave. and
Virginia St. in Clearwater.
For more information on the
after school-care program please
call David Seidenberg at
The Kent Jewish Community
Center is a beneficiary agency of
the Jewish' Federation of Pinellas
Continued from Page 1
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JWB is supported by Jewish
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the JCCs and the YM-YWHAs,
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The Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County is a beneficiary
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GCJFS Recognized For Outstanding Programs
Utewide recognition for
Se and outstanding services
incoming fast and furious
tourGulf Coast Jewish Family
Z in response to successful
Intial and Day Treatment
JJjce for seniors with a history
Jnental problems.
Lhael A. Bernstein, executive
Kr 0f GCJFS, was appointed
& at large of the statewide
Erf of the Florida Council of
Cunitv Mental Health last
'Tin addition, Bernstein has
Jn asked to chair a Blue Ribbon
fe" Force on the Mental Health
Kdsof the Elderly for the Coun-
fxheCommittee consists of 11
cutives from around the state.
.such mental health program.
,bv Gulf Coast Jewish Family
jvice is known as Geriatric
tsidential Treatment System,
Michael Bernstein
GRTS, and has assisted over 200
older adults. Started as a pilot
project with CGJFS, the program
From St. Pete To The Soviet Union
Committee Working
On Improved Relations
Community Relations Com-
_N (CRC) of the Jewish
leration of Pinellas County has
l on the road to progress for
last several months. Chaired
/heodore Tench of Clearwater,
j committee seeks to involve
[entire Jewish Community of
lellas County in a program of
munity relations ranging in
ters from civil rights and liber-
to marshalling public pro-
ms on issues affecting Jews
hout the world.
he CRC has seven sub-
jiittees which span a wide
ge of programs and-activities:
he Media Sub-committee,
J by Joy Katzen-Guthrie of
|smar, is responsible for the
Iduction of the new Federation
Khure which will go public this
committee members wrote
copy, edited, selected
Itographs, and determined the
\ of the brochure. This commit-
is also involved in preparing
Jss releases on special events in
[Jewish community. The Media
mmittee takes pride in develop-
[ a rapport with our com-
jnity's radio stations, television
Jtions and newspapers. One of
I Media Committees upcoming
Meets is research on Jewish pro-
Timing for cable television.
!he Government Affairs Sub-
pmittee, chaired by Elihu Ber-
p of Clearwater, has been in-
wed in community relations for
era! years. This committee
l as a liaison with state and
1 government officials; spon-
|ing an annual Legislative
iast where the Jewish Com-
oity has the opportunity to
ft their legislators and express
tt concerns on issues which af-
I the Jewish Community. This
timittee is also a conduit to
Nrnment officials; sponsoring
^annual Regional Goverment
lairs Seminar where govern-
Ut officials are invited to ex-
&s their views as to the state of
ure which affect the Jewish
Jimunity as well as their stand
[specific issues. For this past
r the Government Affairs Sub-
committees' goals have been tied
to Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice to help see that they get fun-
ding for their adult care program.
The next Government Affairs
meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,
Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Golda
Meir Center. Please call the
Federation office if you plan to
The Jews in Oppressive Lands
Sub-committee is chaired by Igor
Tsiperfal of Tarpon Springs. He
along with James Shapiro of
Largo and a number of Rabbis are
responsible for a number of
"Twinnings" which have taken
place in Pinellas County over the
past several months. This commit-
tee' is developing a Twinning Pro-
gram, a program where an
American Jewish child not only
represents him/herself at a
bar/bat mitzvah, but also a Soviet
Jew who is not able to have the
same opportunity. This committee
is also making plans for a Soviet
Jewry rally to take place this fall,
and is working cooperatively with
other organizations in the plann-
ing of and participation in pro-
grams related to Jews in Op-
pressive Lands.
The Israel Task Force Sub-
committee, chaired by Elihu Ber-
man, is structured to facilitate a
speedy mobilization of the Jewish
Community of Pinellas County, in
expression of support for the
State of Israel in the event of a
crises in the Mideast affecting the
security of the State of Israel.
In the next issue of the Flori-
dian, the other CRC sub-
committees will be discussed,
namely, the Human Relations,
National Government Affairs,
State/Interfaith sub-committees.
The Community Relations Com-
mittee is a vehicle through which
most members of the community
have an opportunity to voice their
concerns, and take action on mat-
ters which directly affect the
Jewish Community.
If you're interested in joining
the committee, please call the
Federation office at 446-KMd.
has been copied around the state.
In addition, Bernstein has been
appointed to the Board of Ad-
visors of the Florida Mental
Health Institute to work with a
team of professionals around the
state dedicated to identifying and
planning solutions for Floridians
suffering with mental illness.
With the creation of the first
Home for Special Services in the
state which will begin in the near
future, GCJFS will house 120
seniors and disabled in residential
care with minor medical problems
who would otherwise be in costly
and unnecessary nursing home
In recognition of the Agency's
commitment, as demonstrated in
this project, to provide high stan-
dards of quality of care with a
philosophy to assist seniors and
disabled to remain independent in
the community, Bernstein has
been elected by colleagues across
the state to serve as one of the
founding trustees and president
elect of the Florida Chapter of the
International Association of
Psychosocial Rehabilitative Ser-
vices. The National Organization
is made up of thousands of
academiams and professionals
around the world concerned with
meaningful programming to
assist individuals in avoiding long-
term institutionalization. Berns-
tein will also be serving as liaison
to the Florida Committee on Ag-
ing which developed from the
Pathways Commission on Aging
appointed by the governor.
Recently, the Agency has been
toured by members of the Senate
Select Commmittee on Aging,
Representatives from the Gover-
nor's office and Margaret Lynn
Duggar, head of the Aging and
Adult office in Tallahassee.
Bernstein expressed his pride in
the reputation of the Organization
and attributed much of its success
and reputation to the combination
of dedicated Board of Directors
members in concert with
dedicated personnel throughout
the Agency.
Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service Can Help
the lonely and the isolated
through contact with the Jewish
reestablish social contacts and
broaden horizons through refer-
rals to Kosher Congregate Din-
ing, Senior Friendship Clubs,
Jewish Community Center, Golda
Meir and Kent Centers.
work with seniors to reaffirm
their sense of self-esteem and pro-
ductivity through participation.
refer and locate supervised
living to those no longer able to
live alone.
relieve the minds of out-of-
town families with planning for
and supervision of aging parents,.
refer and direct families to ap-
propriate community and govern-
ment services.
those faced with certain
emergency financial crisis.
those suffering from personal
or family problems through
eligible students with interest-
free college loans.
the special needs of widow,
widowers and those caring for ag-
ing parents through support
We are what our name says, we
are Jewish Family Service, the
vehicle by which the Jewish com-
munity of Pinellas County can
look to for help in time of need and
crisis. Call 381-2373 or 446-1005 if
you or someone you know is in
New Director of
General Studies At
Jewish Day School
Dr. Lenore Kopelovich has join-
ed the staff of the Pinellas County
Jewish Day School as Director of
General Studies. In New Jersey,
Dr. Kopelovich was Director of
Special Services for the
Spotswood Public Schools prior to
moving here. She has been a
classroom teacher and supervis-
ing teacher at Douglass College.
Holding a Doctorate in Educa-
tion from Rutgers University in
special education, administration,
and supervision, Dr. Kopelovich
was a graduate student at
Teachers College of Columbia
University. She has a BS from the
University of Wisconsin.
"Dr. Kopelovich is a superb ad-
dition to our staff. She brings a
wealth of experience and
knowledge to her job," according
to Mark Silk, principal of the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
"I look forward to the many
challenges that lie ahead in serv-
ing the children and staff of the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School," said Dr. Kopelovich.
She is married to Dr. Levy
Kopelovich, a scientist at Bay
Pines Veterans Administration
Medical Center and Clinical Pro-
fessor of Medicine at the Universi-
ty of South Florida. She is the
mother of Rachel, 8, Jonathan, 6,
and Sarah, 4. Rachel and
Jonathan will be attending the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School this fall.
The Pinellas County Jewish Day
School is a beneficiary agency of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
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Reagan's Dilemma Over The Other Seven Hostages In Lebanon
President Ronald Reagan and
his senior advisers are currently
wrestling with a wrenching
problem familiar to Israeli
leaders. There are seven
Americans still being held
captive in Lebanon. Some of
them have now been missing for
more than a year. U.S. officials
are not even sure that all of them
are alive. There does not appear
to be any quick release in sight.
The families of the seven
Americans in recent days have
embarked on a major campaign
aimed at focusing governmental
and news media attention on
their loved ones. In interviews,
they make a very emotional and
dramatic plea for help. As a
result, there is automatically
heightened pressure on the
Reagan Administration to try to
By all accounts, a similar
effort made in Israel by the
families of the three Israeli
soldiers recently released in
exchange for the more than 1,000
Palestinian prisoners, including
many convicted terrorists, was
indeed very instrumental in
convincing the Israeli leadershp
to accept the lop-sided and
controversial terms. It even-
tually proved impossible for the
Israeli government to resist that
kind of internal pressure from its
own citizens. The same kinds of
pressure are being exerted in
Thus, some of the family
members want the Reagan
Administration to make con-
cessions in order to secure the
release of the American captives
in Lebanon. They are primarily
concerned with the fate of their
relatives. This is to be expected.
Long-term foreign policy con-
siderations for the United States
are not really considered.
Most specifically, they want
Washington to lean heavily on
Kuwait to free 17 persons,
mostly Iraqi Shi'ites but in-
cluding three Lebanese, con-
victed last year of bombing the
U.S. embassy there. These
prisoners are sought by the
hostages' Lebanese captors.
Presumably elements of the
shadowy Islamic Jihad.
Indeed, the hijackers ot the
TWA airliner in June had
initially demanded the release of
the prisoners in Kuwait in their
first set of conditions for freeing
the passengers and crew
members. It was only after
Kuwait made clear its refusal to
capitulate that the hijackers
raised the matter of the then
700-plus mostly Shi'ite detainees
being held at the Atlit prison
outside Haifa. Mrs. Lucille
Levin, the wife of Cable News
Network correspondent Jerry
Levin, himself a former U.S.
captive in Lebanon for nearly
one year, reflected this readiness
Baker Urged to Investigate Official
Whose Letter Invoked 'Christian Nation'
Patricia Schroeder (D.. Cal.)
called upon Treasury Secretary
James Baker to investigate the
activities of a self-described
Christian activist in his
department who wrote a
California attorney that "the
U.S. is a 'Christian nation' as
more than 85 percent of adult
Americans consider themselves
The activities of the Treasury
employee, Christopher Sundseth,
came to light when a postcard
Austria to Return Jewish
Art Stolen By the Nazis
Austrian government has agreed
to return to Jewish ownership nil
artworks that were confiscated by
the Nazis from Jews during World
War II, the World Jewish Con-
gress reported.
Agreement on the return of the
art was reached here in a meeting
between Austrian Foreign
Minister Leopold Gratz and WJC
Secretary General Israel Singer.
Austrian Chancellor Fred
Sinowatz telephoned them during
their meeting to express his sup-
port for the return of the art to
Jewish ownership. He confirmed
that this was the understanding
he had reached in a private
meeting with WJC president
Edgar Bronfman last Jan. 29.
given to Austria by U.S. military
forces in 1955 on condition that
Austria make "every effort to
return the works to the extent
they had not already done so" to
the original owners or heirs. The
art had been stored in a
monastery near Vienna since
1955. But many paintings and
other items were removed for
replacement in museums and
other Austrian institutions.
Despite contradictory com-
ments by Austrian officials during
the put few months, Singer said
that Sinowatz and Gratz made it
clean that the agreement covers
all the works of art, including
those currentJy in state museums.
Sinowatz told Singer that he
would ask the Parliament, when it
reconvenes, to pass a law
establishing that all the objects
looted by the Nazis were the pro-
perty of and are to be returned to
the rightful Jewish owners.
Under the agreement, a com-
plete list of the artwork is to be
made available and disseminated
through the media so that rightful
owners and their heirs may file
claims, after a six month period.
Artworks for which rightful
claimants cannot be determined,
will pass to the ownership of the
International Jewish community
with the proceeds to be divided
among Jewish Holocaust sur-
vivors living in Austria and
around the world.
Sinowatz said the recent meeting
was to clarify and reaffirm the
understanding he reached with
Bronfman in view of "some
bureaucratic foot-dragging" since
their meeting six months ago.
Singer added that Sinowatz has
instructed Finance Minister
Franz Vranitsky and Science
Minister Heinz Fisher to proceed
"with all due speed" in expediting
this matter.
Bronfman announced that the
Committee for Jewish Claims on
Austria, under the chairmanship
of Rabbi Israel Miller, would be
the agency responsible for all
technical arrangement* and pro-
cedures on behalf of the Jewish
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sent by Gerald Leib of Mountain
View, California, to the
Education Department, received
a reply from Sundseth which
Schroeder described as "of a
threatening nature."
Sundseth subsequently told
news media that he "and a small
network of friends in govern-
ment jobs" are involved in a
letter-writing campaign to "anti-
religious zealots." Schroeder
asked Baker to look into Sun-
dseth 's activities to check if his
"pen pal club meets on gover-
nment time, uses government
facilities or is the unauthorized
recipient of government
The case began when Leib
wrote to Tom Tancredo, the
Education Department's
regional representative in
Denver. His postcard protested
Tancredo's mailing to Christian
schools in his area, earlier this
year, a speech saying
godlessness had taken over
"this Christian nation.'' The
speech had been written five
years earlier by former Moral
Majority leader Robert Billings,
then an Education Department
Leib wrote Tancredo that "the
U.S. is not now and never has
been a Christian nation, as
Billings claims" and that as a
"non-Christian" he was "upset
at his (Billings) blatant
preference for the Christian
religion." Leib is reportedly
Tancredo never replied to the
postcard, but Leib did receive a
letter from Sundseth, a political
appointee of the Reagan
Administration who works as a
GS-13 special assistant at the
Inter-American Development
Bank at the Treasury Depart-
ment. He wrote:
"This country was founded by
Christians who were Twping
the same land of small ajBau
tripe you espouse. The framers
of the Constitution attempted
specifically to anticipate those of
your Ok who would try and
abridge the very rights of
freedom to warship guaranteed
us by the document."
Calling Leib "a truly amazing
but pathetic creature" whose
"knowledge of this country's
history and structure of
government is minimal at best,"
Sundseth concluded in his P.S.:
"When you die, you will be
giving account to Jesus Christ
your creater, who happens
himself to be a Christian. I hope
you are prepared.
to accept the terrorists' demands
when she said that the Kuwaitis
should release the prisoners.
"These are relatives of people
being held" in Kuwait "who
want their relatives back," she
said. "This is war and in war you
exchange prisoners."
The American family members
understandably feel frustrated
by the lack of progress in freeing
their relatives. They want to sit
down with Reagan personally to
discuss the issue. But he is
reluctant to do so.
The families have bitterly
complained of the relatively low-
key way the Reagan
Administration and the U.S.
news media have dealt with
these seven captives when
compared to the tremendous
uproar accorded to the 39 TWA
hostages, released last month
after a two-week ordeal. During
the TWA crisis, there was
virtually around-the-clock at-
tention focused on the hostages
in the United States. There was
a special task force working at
the State Department. There
were almost hourly news
bulletins broadcast on television.
This has certainly not been the
case with the other seven
both before and after the TWA
Administration officials insist
that the United States is doing
everything possible to locate and
free the seven. "The
Administration has not and will
not forget our missing citizens
nor will we rest until they are
safely reunited with their
families," White House
spokesman Larry Speakes said
on July 31. "We have the
deepest sympathy for the suf-
fering of their families. No
political goals can justify the
inhuman treatment being ac-
corded these innocent victims."
But what Speakes and other
U.S. spokesmen did not say was
that there remains a very basic
difference between these seven
Americans and the freed TWA
hostages. What is well un-
derstood by U.S. officials but
largely unspoken in public are
the different circumstances
surrounding the capture of the
two groups of Americans.
For one thing, the TWA
passengers were businessmen or
tourists on route from Athens to
Rome and then, for most of
them, to New York and home.
Without warning, their plane
was commandeered and their
lives threatened. No one had told
them to worry about travelling
aboard a U.S. commercial
airliner leaving Athens. The U.S.
Government, before the
hijacking, had not issued any
travel advisories about Greece.
But the same certainly cannot
be said about the situation in
Lebanon. As State Department
spokesman Charles Redman
pointed out on July 30, the
United States has long been
aware that Americans are
particularly vulnerable in the
chaos of Lebanon. "Our first
travel advisory for that country
was issued in 1975," he said.
"The current travel advisory,
which remains in force, dates
from February 1984. No one can
assume immunity from
terrorism. We continue to urge
Americans to avoid travel to
Lebanon, and those still uiasml
in the country to take advantage
of opportunities to leave.
Thus, the seven Americans
being held in Lebanon, before
they were kidnapped, were vary
much aware of the dangers they
faced by merely being in that
XMintry. They were by no means
he first Americans captured by
.he various militias in Lebanon.
Unfortunately, there has been
long history of such assaults,
ncluding the assassination of
-he President of the American
University of Beirut, Malcolm
Kerr. Who was murdered shortly
after he arrived in the
capital. Three of the An,
being held in Lebanon
fUiated with the Aids!
University. Yet they deckSI
for whatever professional J
or personal reasons to\
the risk of remaining in i
even after Kerr's death.
Even after that murder J
of the other atrocities I
Lebanon, six of the ,
American captives ignored i
State Department's
warnings to get out'
seventh, William Bucklevl
political officer at the f
embassy in Beirut, was asaii
to that post by the 8
Department. He knew it
dangerous. He theoretic
could have rejected the
pointment, but that would h_
looked very bad on his record!
In a very real sense, all |
volunteered to remain in 1
knowing very well the _
This, therefore, represents''
major difference between
tragic predicament and thai
the TWA passengers who hadd
real reason to suspect trouble. |
None of this, of course,
that the U.S. should ease in]
efforts to free the seven.
people should be brought
as quickly as possible. B
does help to explain
why there is such a difl
emphasis in WashingtoiJ
course of action.
There is a second
difference as well. During I
TWA affair, there was an i
dress with which Washin
could deal. The Amal
Nabih Berri, had
responsibility for the welfare^
the captives. He was
to pressure. An arrang
therefore, could be made.
But that is not the case i
the seven. No one has
forward to claim spei
responsibility. The Syriansing|
that they are trying to help b
can't do much. Even the SMI
spiritual leader Ski
Mohammed Hussein FadU
told "The Washington Post"
July 31 that his own efforti|
free the Americans have '
fruitless. He denied any linkslj
the captors.
Meanwhile, the waiting I
continues. The White H
maintains that it will not gmj
to terrorists' demands. "*'
not make concessions
terrorists." Speakes said
week. 'We will not ask f
governments to do so. Cona
to terrorists would be
t a mount to caving in to'
mail. We believe such
cessions would only encom
terrorists throughout the
to think these tactics cam
ceed and would lead to
taking of more hostages.
But the U.S. is still grog
for some solution. "Our is""
to concede to terrorists does*
mean, however, were untfni
to talk." Speakes conujj
"We have been and "J*T
be in contact with nun
individuals and go"""1!.
the region in an effort avr
these individuals *ve wm
that quiet diplomacy *
wsy to proceed and beuev^
detailing our efforts to
their release would be
Tfcrt i, ot what the Wg
want to hear. So t
is exactly what the tanjjj^
counting on to eventTL,i
the release of their J
Kuwait. But forth.i*JJ|
there seems to be utut |
Reagan Administration i
to halt that pressure c
the seven Americans.
By the
Jewish O*"

Menorah Manor
Coffee Shop Open
Ler Chuck Gordon served
tcup of coffee and bagel as
Lned all to the newly
ICoffee-Gift Shop on the
M of the Manor. The co-
committee of Mickey
E" Bette Seigle, Elaine
ud Fannie Marcus made
that everything was in
idition to coffeee, tea,
le danish, bagels, and
ssorted goodies, the shop
u assorted candies, nuts and
[ood items. Everything will
lewish dietary regulations.
10 anticipate carrying a
e of greetings cards, sta-
f gift items, assorted sun-
',s and will try to meet the
I of residents, visitors,
jrs and staff.
Jift-Coffee Shop is manned
lunteer members of the
Ji Manor Guild. Proceeds
ie Shop will be used for the
,nent of the lives of all
ints. To volunteer or to con-
new items to the Shop,
contact Renee Krosner,
[am Director, at (813)
Sunday, Aug. 4, Residents
Jnorah Manor were treated
tlightful concert put on by a
Imer to our area, Larry
mer is an accomplished
1st. Resident Dorothy
is, said it sounded like an en-
ihestra, not just a piano.
r played show tunes, Israeli
ddish music, popular music,
issical music.
_asy, Aug. 27, is a date for
note on their calendars. The
E-Gift Shop at Menorah
r is having a "Shower."'The
fcer" will be held as a fun
Friday, August 23, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
Dachau: Reminder of Holocaust
Lesson 'Never Again'
Goldie Schuster buys Halavah
from Fannie Marcus at the newly
opened Gift Shop.
way to stock the Shop with gift
and sundry items. The "Shower"
will be at 2 p.m. that day in the
Dining Room at the Home.
The Menorah Manor family con-
tinues to grow as new residents
from the area move in to enjoy the
care and nurturing they can
receive from the staff at our
"Home for Jewish Living."
The welcome mat was extended
to Mildred Bobson, Judah Jacob-
son, Rose Lurie, Nanette
Schneegold, Snader Schreiber,
Sadie Wohl, Clara Landau,
Samuel Bricker and Minnie Dean.
Barbara Friedman, Social Ser-
vices Director, and her Depart-
ment, have been kept busy with
phone calls, inquiries and with
taking prospective Residents on
tours of the facility. Friedman,
delighted with the response of the
community to date, is looking for-
ward to opening the fourth floor.
She requested those interested in
admission information to contact
her at (813) 345-2775.
Editor's Note: Ellen Wolfson,
19, a student at the University of
Florida and native of St.
Petersburg Beach, spent the sum-
mer attending school in In-
nsbruck, Austria. The following
essay was written for a jour-
nalism class.
As a student, 1 tried to prepare
myself for the harsh but educa-
tional experience of a field trip to
Dachau, a Nazi concentration
camp built in 1933 just outside of
Munich. As a Jew, I tried to
prepare myself for the confronta-
tion with the reality of the horror
stories I had heard about the
Holocaust. Fifty-two years ago, 1
could have been arriving at the
camp as a prisoner instead of a
I stood staring at the place
where over 200,000 Nazi
resistors, gypsies, homosexuals
and Jews were tortured, deprived
of their humanity and often
murdered. The immaculate ap-
pearance of the camp, however,
made the historical incident seem
unreal and unimaginable. Only as
1 remembered pictures I had seen
in Holocaust museums, books and
documentaries, did I begin to
realize the chilling truth of
Overwhelmed by a silent but
desperate fear, I found myself
looking for an escape, wanting to
turn back. I was not a prisoner,
though. I could leave at my own
will. Now I just wanted to
observe, to sympathize and at-
tempt to understand the tragedy
that took place here.
The sound of my footsteps on
the gray gravel that covers the
grounds intensified in my mind. I
could imagine the light, pathetic
footsteps of the gaunt prisoners
contrasted with the heavy, confi-
dent footsteps of Hitler's com-
manding officers.
A siren blared in the distance as
I approached the crematorium
site. I knew that for many Jews,
this was the sound of death. The
siren was just a warning before
the Nazis raided their homes or
businesses and put them on trains
to the concentration camps. And
because of Hitler's anti-Semitic
ideas, a Jew lived his whole life to
have it end here. Although a
friend reminded me that the
Dachau gas chambers and in-
cinerators were not actually used
for murders, their mere presence,
for me, symbolized the genocide of
the Jewish people.ed the genocide
of the Jewish people.
Before leaving, I spotted the
memorial with the inscribed
words: "Never Again." To think
that such a maniacal incident
could ever have occurred in the
first place is difficult to believe.
The proof was right in front of
me, however. I could only hope
that others saw it with the same
vengeance and disgust that I did
uid believe it virtually would hap-
pen never again.
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Congregations, Organizations Events
The Golda Meir Friendship Club
is sponsoring a cruise to the Carib-
bean in November.
The eight-day, seven-night
cruise begins Nov. 18 and includes
six ports-of-call: St. Thomas, Mar-
tinique, Barbados, St. Lucia, An-
tigua and St. Maarten. The $735
fare includes pickup and delivery
from the ship's point of departure
in San Juan.
For more information, call
Florence at 796-4372.
The Gulf Coast District and
Gulf Coast Counties Council of the
Jewish War Veterans of America
will hold their quarterly meeting
at the Pasco Jewish Center in
Port Richey on Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.
The luncheon will be hosted by
Post and Auxiliary No. 505. All
posts and auxiliaries are invited.
RSVPs are requested by calling
Ruth Eiseman, county president,
at 799-2569.
The goal of the Tampa Bay
Jewish Educators Council,
chaired by Elaine Wolstein of
Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm
Harbor, is to share educational in-
formation and resources, to
outline school goals and curricula,
to provide for the exchange and
development of new ideas and
problem-solving techniques and to
help bring the Jewish community
together for the process of
educating all of our children.
On Aug. 25, the TBJEC will pre-
sent a mini Conference of
American Jewish Educators, from
9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., at^Temple
B'nai Israel, Belcher Road, Clear-
water. The guest speaker will be
Rabbi Kerry Olitsky.
The theme of this program is,
"The Jewish Child in a Changing
Rabbi Jan Bresky, spiritual
leader of Temple Ahavat Shalom,
Palm Harbor, was recently ap-
pointed Religious Advisor of the
Jewish War Veterans, Depart-
ment of Florida, by Department
Commander Alfred Danheiser.
The Jewish Media Relations
Council presents Dimensions on
cable TV weekly. The talk show,
hosted by Rabbi Jan Bresky of
Temple Ahavat Shalom, deals
with current moral issues. The
show can be seen on Gulfstream
Cable in Tarpon Springs on Mon-
days at 11 p.m. and in Dunedin on
Tuesdays at 10 p.m. and Fridays
at 8:30 p.m. On Vision Cable in
unincorporated Pinellas County,
the show can be seen on Sundays
at 4:30 p.m.
You are encouraged to watch
and respond by writing: JMRC,
P.O. Box 88, Dunedin, FL 342%.
New Member
Wine and Cheese Party
A new member Wine and
Cheese party will be held at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Michael
Phillips on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 8
p.m. The membership committee
urges anyone who may be in-
terested in affiliating with Con-
gregation B'nai Israel, to please
call the Synagogue office at
381-4900, so they can be given
further informaiton regarding the
many services offered. The fee
structure includes special
categories for under 30 singles,
single-parent families and for
under 30 families, as well as for
seniors over 65.
School Support Group
The newly formed School Sup-
port Group, consisting of parents,
teachers, and friends of the
Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah of
Congregation B'nai Israel, will
hold its first meeting of the
1985-86 school year on Tuesday,
Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Cantor Irv
Zummer, school administrator,
will introduce his faculty, staff
and school board members; look
ahead at the upcoming religious
school year; and introduce
Seamus Allman who will present a
program on "Substance Abuse
The School Board of the Pauline
Rivkind Talmud Torah urges
anyone interested in the religious
school, as well as the informative
program planned, to attend.
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/lo -undeAAtatul/ SuAaitW Adult Studies Commission
A High Holiday Workshop
The Adult Studies Commission
of Congregation B'nai Israel,
headed by new chairman,
Jonathan Fuss, will sponsor a
High Holiday workshop on
Wednesday, Sept. 4, beginning at
7:30 p.m. Rabbi Jacob Luski and
Cantor Irving Zummer will be
leading the workshop, which will
include the explanation of many
the High Holiday prayers, songs
and psalms. This educational and
enriching evening is free of
charge. For further information,
call 381-4900.
Singles At Mingles
Congregation B'nai Israel
Singles of St. Petersburg has
begun making plans for the
always well attended cocktail par-
ty on the Sunday between Rosh
Hashana and Yom Kippur.
This year, the fifth annual event
will take place on Sunday, Sept.
22, from 7 to 10 p.m. at A. J.
Mingles, located at 16 2nd St.
No., at Jannus Landing, in
downtown St. Pete. The admis-
sion is $4 per person and a special
bar will be set up on the Jannus
Landing with "happy hour"
prices. Munchies and live enter-
tainment will be provided.
Help educate the children by
joining the West Wind Chapter of
ORT. For a $15 minimum, you get
a year membership.
Don't just think about it, do it
and get a friend to join, too. Make
checks to: West Wind ORT
Chapter c/o of Agnes Thomas,
2205 Belleair Road, Apt. al5,
Clearwater, FL 33546.
And if you know of women who
are not West Wind ORT members
who may like to join, we'd like
their names so we can call them.
Call: Agnes Thomas, 536-7523;
Nancy Kess, 446-3106; Jean
Orloff, 536-6141; or Ida Elegant,
To Hold Paid-Up
Membership Dinner
All NCJW members who have
paid their 1985-86 dues will be
treated to a Membership Dinner
on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.
The dinner will be held at the
home of Zina Rosenblum, 9035
Baywood Park Drive South,
Seminole. Admission for the even-
ing is payment of the 1985-86 dues
of $20, which can be paid at the
The program for the evening
will be highlighted by Ruth M.
Bross, staff writer for the Pinellas
Park News. Ms. Bross' column ad-
dresses working mothers and
topical problems in a witty, bright
and refreshing manner.
Reservations for the paid-up
membership dinner are ap-
preciated, and can be made by
calling Emily Gurtman at
397-6767 of Claudia Stern at
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Brandeis University Women's
Committee will host a Study
Group Showcase on Oct. 1 at
12:30 p.m. at the Freedom
Federal Bank, East Bay Drive at
the Keene Plaza in Largo.
The showcase will provide a
chance to preview the study
groups and register to participate.
Refreshments will be served
RSVP by Sept. 24 to Ins Finkel at
595-8259 or Terri Vogel at
Hadassah Aliyah Group will
have its first fund-raisin,
Sunday, Sept T*L
Quarterdeck Lountt ,/'
Ave., Treasure IsQ.15'
Dance lessons will be m
instructors from the mov1
coon, from7to8p.mTC]
a practice hour between
f-1"^"1 9 pm. until,
there 11 be a live band ,
and refreshments.
Cost is $5 per person. Call
Wolfson for reservatin
details at 867-8450.
Beth Shalom Sisterhood's Presic
Attends Israel Conference Tod
Diane Bernstein, President of
Beth Shalom (Clearwater)
Sisterhood attended the Women's
League for Conservative Judaism
Israel Conference Tour June
30-July 15. The group was led by
Selma Weintraub, National Presi-
dent of Women's League and
Dorothy Turker, a resident of
Palm Harbor, who is National
Israel Affairs Chairperson for
Women's League. Several other
national officers and board
members attended as well.
The tour included two "tracks,"
one for first-time visitors and
another for return visitors. Con-
ference activities included visits
to M'sorati (Convervative) Con-
gregations in Ashkelon, Haifa,
Karmiel and Jerusalem and a visit
to Kibbutz Hanaton, Israel's first
Conservative Kibbutz. Gifts were
presented from Women's League
to the Kibbutz and to Israel's
newest immigrants, Ethiopian
Jews. Also visited was Neve
Schecter residence hall in
Jerusalem, a project funded by
Women's League Torah Fund-
Residence Hall campaign. The
group- met with Alice Shalvi,
Chairman of the Israel Women's
Caucus who discussed the status
of women in Israel.
The conference concluded with
a banquet at which honored
guests included Jerusalem Mayor
Teddy Kollek and Dr. Simon
Greenberg, vice chancellor of the
Jewish Theological Seminary of
America, both of whom addressed
the group.
Mrs. Bernstein said that "being
in a Jewish country was a truly
wonderful experience," but that
she was disappointed to learn that
only Orthodox rabbis are
recognized in Israel. She said that
"strenethenine our ties with our
Suncoast Section
Membership Tea
National Council of Jewish
Women, Suncoast Section will
soon be hosting its fall member-
ship teas, open to all women in-
terested in joining NCJW. The
first tea will be held on Wednes-
day, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. at the home
of Claudia Stern, 2217 Kent Place
in Clearwater. The next tea will
be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7:30
p.m. at the home of Beth Resnick,
7686 Cumberland Road, Largo
(Bardmore). For further informa-
tion and reservations, please call
membership vice president Emily
Gurtman 397-6767.
University Group
To Hold Showcase
J The Suncoast Chapter of
Pictured are: (left to
Dorothy Turker, Wa
League for Consent..
Judaism National lmi\
fairs and Conferenu-l
Chairperson, Diane Ben
President, Beth Shalmf
water) Sisterhood, and,
Weintraub, National
dent. Women's League fort
servative Judaism prepared to leave for
Women's League Coi"
Tour in Israel.
M'sorati sisters and brothend
letting them know that wen^
United States support themi
very meaningful and imp
part of the conference."
Aug. 2-8:02
Aug. 9-7:57
Aug. 16 7:51
Aug. 23 7:44
Aug. 30 7:37
Religious Directory
TEMPLE BETH EL-Reforai .fn*|
MO 8. Pasadena Ave., St. Peterabarf 33707 lUbbi'" S-.Y?"*%,*']
Evening Sabbath Service* 8 ... Saturday Morning Sabbath !*m
Bar-Bat Mitivah Service 11 a.m. Tel. 347-136.
Coagregatioa BETH SHOLOM-Ceaaerratrfe ^^
1844 54 St., S. St. Peterabarg S3707 Rabbi larael Dvorkin *"
Friday eveaiag at 8 ....; Saturday, t am Tel. 3114380. 343-3404
Coagregatiea B'NAI ISRABL-Ceaairvattva
301 5 St.. N., St. Petersburg 13710 Rabbi Jaeeb Leaki Cantor "TVjfcH
Sabbath Service: Friday evening 8 p.a. Saturday. *" noa"
AM Sunday a.*.; aad evening Minyaa T.I. 381-4M0.
Coagrcfatiea BETH CHAl-Cuaaeiiative (^ i
MOO 125 St. N., Seaiaele 33642 Sabbath Service.: Friday *'
Saturday. :30 a.a>. Tel. 3*3-5525.
Congregation BETH SHALOM-CeaeinaUvs
1326 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater 3361* Rabbi Keaaeth P"f**LJ
Servieee: Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday a..: Sunday morning
Tel. 531-1418.
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL-Reforai *!***]
1686 S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33516 Rabbi ArteBawjJ'
vieee: Friday evening at 8 a..; Saturday 10:30 a-. Tel. m
P.O. Box 1176, Dunedin 33528 1676 Carlew Rd.. *taJSlttj|tt
Jaa Bresky Sabbath Services: Friday eveaiaf 8 p.. ''
Galf Coast Society for Humanistic Jadaisa*
Moataly meeting. Ad alt Education Call 767-3224 for inforau

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Friday, August 23, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7..

Golda Meir Center News
302 South Jupiter Ave.
St. Petersburg Woman
Practices Dentistry In Israel
Isday. Aug. 27 Gallery
, 10 a.m., includes lunch,
# at Bay Area Outlet Mall
inng the gallery of original
I sculptures, textiles and
Cost $1, not including
Lsdav. Aug. 28 Crafts,
with Marge Strauss mak-
eheted hanger or a dusting
.day, Sept. 310 a.m. -
-, Harbour Island for shopp-
Ightseeing and lunch. Cost
loes not include lunch.
day, Sept. 5 The Golda
riendship Club will see the
tjon of "Mame" at the
Apple Dinner Theater.
tore information call Lil
Phone: 461-0222
The fee for the classes is $5 and
the classes will be held at the
The Golda Meir Center will host
a Rosh Hashana dinner on Friday.
Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. The menu will
include chicken, matzoh ball soup,
salad, vegetables, wine, dessert
ind coffeee.
Reservations are required and
must be made by Sept. 6. The cost
is $10 and transportation will be
provided. Harry Schwartz will be
at the Center Monday through
Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to
take your reservations or send a
check (made out to CIRFF) along
with your seating preference to
the Golda Meir Center, 302 S.
Ave., Clearwater, FL
Wanted bridge instructor for
the fall to teach beginning and in-
termediate bridge to older adults
including the rank of suits, bid-
ding and responding, point count,
distributional hands, defensive
hands, scoring and more. If in-
terested, please contact Ellen
Rodriguez, Activities Director at
the Golda Meir Center at
The Kosher Congregate Dining
Program is open for lunch daily.
Please make a reservation for
lunch by calling Gloria, 446-4422.
Charlene Wygodski of St.
Petersbrug, who received her
DDS degree from Emory Univer-
sity, is currently serving as a
volunteer dentist in Kibbutz
USHA, Israel.
Charlene, who hopes to set up a
dentistry practice when she
returns to St. Petersburg, is a
member of ADVI American
Dental Volunteers for Israel an
organization that provides Israeli
Kibbutzsim with dentists and
hygienists from the United
Charlene graduated from Boca
Ceiga High School in St.
Petersburg and received her
bachelor's degrees in psychology
and chemistry from Emory in
She has been active in the
Jewish community as a member of
USY, BEFTY and Young Judea.
She is a life member of Hadassah.
She served as a counselor at Camp
Judea and taught at Temple Beth
El Hebrew School.
Charlene is the daughter of
Mary and Morton Wygodski.
; 398-1900.
ay, Sept. 10 Trip to the
i Mall. Leave Golda Meir
: 10 a.m. and leave the
11:00. Spend the day shopp-
I just browsing,
^esday, Sept. 11 1 p.m.
hes and horse-racing. Spend
ernoon playing Games and
rin the grand prize a $25
tificate to Albertson's.
rested in a stimulating
Ision group? If you are, there
classes available to you.
ored by St. Petersburg
College, the continuing
lion classes will be taught by
fcerita Slack.
Problems" will be held
days at 10 a.m. beginning
Nursing Jobs Available At
Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital
Decisions" will be held
sdays at 1 p.m. starting
NEW YORK Qualified
nurses in the U.S. and Canada are
being sought for immediate
employment by Hadassah-Hebrew
University Hospital in Israel, of-
ficials of the Israel Aliyah Center
and Hadassah have announced.
The two organizations are work-
ing together now to fill an urgent
need for registered and licensed
practical nurses in all specialties,
according to Chaim Shine, direc-
tor of the Israel Aliyah Center.
"Nurses accepted by Hadassah
will be housed in accommodations
owned by the hospital and, if they
lack sufficient knowledge of
Hebrew, will receiye training in
the language before they begin
their work," he said.
"This is a tremendous oppor-
tunity," Shine added, "for nurses,
interested in Israel, to make a
meaningful contribution to the
State as well as to their own
Hadassah-Hebrew University
Hospital, located in Jerusalem, is
an 800-bed teaching facility with
30 departments and units cover-
ing the spectrum of modern
medical discipline.
Seventy-three years after its
founding as a small clinic, the
medical center remains the core of
all health services in Israel with
facilities on two separate
Nurses interested in further in-
formation should contact Yossi
Windzberg at the main office of
the Israel Aliyah Center, 515 Park
Ave., New York, NY 10022;
telephone (212) 752-0600, exten-
sion 302 or 303, or Adele Morris,
Aliyah chairperson of the Florida
Central Region of Hadassah, (813)
Charlene Wygodsm
Dysentery Source Identified
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
Health Ministry has identified the
seepage of raw sewage into the
drinking water supply as the
cause of a dysentery epidemic that
hit towns in the Haifa Bay area
last week.
The Ministry's Department of
Public Health and Hygiene has
not yet pinpointed the site of the
seepage but officials said the most
serious danger is over. The-water
supply in the affected area has
been bypassed and all regional
water supplies have been

or Friendship Club of the
Community Center of
>s County will hold a
Be picnic Thursday, Aug.
|ll:30 a.m.
i members having July or
birthdays and anniver-
|will be honored. Bring your
and bathing suits.
hments will be served.
I Senior Friendship Club of
*ish Community Center of
s County will open its
season with a get-
er on Thursday, Sept. 5
I to 4 p.m.
Ppers from the JCC have
been traveling again. We just
returned from our action packed
trip to Washington, D.C.
We toured the B'nai B'rith In-
ternational Museum and learned
about Jewish culture and history.
One very interesting item on
display was a hand written letter
from George Washington thank-
ing the Rabbi of the local
Synagogue for allowing him to
visit. After lunch we walked down
to the White House for a quick
look. Then ... we walked up 555
feet to the top of the Washington
Monument. What a view!!
The next day we walked
through the National Aquarium
and then it was off to the Capitol.
Congressman C. W. "Bill" Young
met the children on the Capitol
steps for picture taking. We
toured the Capitol Building and
saw the Senate in action. Con-
gressman Young arranged for the
children to have lunch at the
Rayburn Executive Office
We only had a short time to visit
the Smithsonian, but were able to
see the National Museum of
American History, which houses
among other items, Dorothy s red
slippers from the "Wizard of Oz,
Mr. Rogers sweater, as well as
Betsy Ross's original flag. From
there, we went to the National Air
and Space Museum to see the
Wright Brothers' plane and the
history of air and space
On our way back to the motel
after dinner, we stopped by the
park where the Lincoln Memorial,
the Reflecting Pool and the Viet-
nam Veteran's Memorial are.
fonathan A. Fuss
I Funeral Director
|l00-16th Street N.
p- Petersburg, FL 33703

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Rare Judaica May
Be Exhibited
In U.S. Next Year
Four years ago, Dr. Philip
Miller, librarian of Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion in New York, and I were
invited to Poland to seek out im-
portant Judaica that had survived
the Holocaust.
That pilgrimage resulted in the
exhibit, "Fragments of
Greatness," and initiated a conti-
nuing quest to uncover and
display publicly in the U.S. other
hidden pockets of Jewish ritual ob-
jects and manuscripts left behind
by our ancestors. The success of
"Fragments of Greatness" paved
the way for our current work at
the Vatican.
AFTER AN extensive period of
negotiations, the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations
received an invitation from the
Vatican to view Judaica that has
been seen previously only by a
handful of scholars. As a result of
our trip, a selection of the Vatican
collection may be exhibited in
1986 for the first time in the
United States.
Our delegation to Rome was
headed by Rabbi Alexander
Schindler, president of the
UAHC. Dr. Walter Persegati,
secretary of the Vatican museum,
and Monsignor Mejias, an official
with the Commission for Rela-
tions between Catholics and Jews,
joined us as we examined various
tombstone inscriptions dating
back to the second century of the
Common Era
With the exception of one small
inscription, all of these were
chiseled in Greek, the dominant
language of that period. Yet many
of the tombstones were heavily
decorated with Jewish symbols
the menorah, the lulav (palm
branch), the etrog (citron), and, in
one case, a matzoh, possibly in-
dicating that the person had died
at Passover.
WITHIN THE Vatican's ongo-
ing exhibit of Judaica, we viewed
a Spanish Torah, a Megillah, two
candelabra from the apartment of
Pope Paul VI, one of a pair of
tefillin, and a silver fuigreed
Megillah case.
The next day, Father Leonard
Boyle, prefect of the Vatican
library, accompanied us as we
toured the manuscript collection.
With the help of our two
specialists, Dr. Miller and Dr.
Michael Singer, associate pro-
fessor of Jewish history at HUC-
JIR in Los Angeles, we selected a
dozen manuscripts and printed
books for closer examination. One
of the items was a 12th Century'

Torah written on leather in the
tradition of North Africa.
We read codices of the 12th,
13th and 14th Centuries, produc-
ed in Rome, Spain and Germany
the Spanish codex distinguish-
ed by its exquisite illuminations.
Also on display was the first Son-
cino Bible, printed in 1488, and
the Bomberg Bible, printed in
Venice in 1522 with the permis-
sion of the Vatican authorities.
We also saw the famous
Samaritan tri-columnar bible (in
Hebrew, Arabic and Samaritan)
with commentary written in
Palestine, and the Polyglot Bible
(1514-17) in Hebrew with transla-
tions in Arabic, Aramaic, Arme-
nian, Coptic and Ethiopian.
THE LIBRARY'S collection of
gilded glass some pieces intact,
others fragmented includes a
2nd Century CE piece that depicts

Dr. Philip Miller (left) and Rabbi Phii
examine ancient Jewish burial
Vatican Museum.
the Temple of Solomon. We also
were shown seven ancient oil
lamps decorated with engraved
What did all this signify? First,
that Hebrew, along with Latin,
Greek and Arabic, was, in former
times, not only respected but
venerated, that the mark of a
scholar was his command of any
or all these languages. For exam-
ple, in 1701, a Vatican library
scribe took some 30 of Pope Cle-
ment XI's sermons and translated
them into Hebrew, completely an-
notated and vocalized.
As of this writing, Dr. Persegati
has received clearance from the
director general of the Vatican
museum to release its Judaica for
exhibition in the United States.
We await final world on the
material in the Biblioteca
mended for having
hard to bring about
tion, and, above all, f preserved our Jewish
making it possible to :
our knowledge of the |
Included in our deleg
Dr. Maury Leibovitz,
and patron of special pi,
Jewish history and
the Knoedler Gallery,
Partrich, of Detroit;
nell Schwartz, of Detroit'!
Beth-El; and Father Jo
ton, Office of Commu
U.S. Catholic Conferen
J?o66t Philip Hiat
tant to the presia
Union of American I
Congregations for
Antigua and Barbuda Issue Postage
Stamp Honoring Maimonides
Antigua and Barbudai
have issued a postage stamp
depicting Moses ben
Maimon, better known as
Maimonides, whose 850th
birthday is being celebrated
in 1985.
Official date of release of the
stamp was June 17, and it was
designed and printed by the
House of Quests in multicolor
Maimonides was born in Cor-
doba, Spain on the day before
Passover in 1135. His worldwide
reputation stems from his role as
a religious leader, physician,
philospher and scholar.
AT THE TIME Maimonides
was 13 and became Bar Mitzvah,
the city of Cordoba was overrun
by a sect of Moslems who would
tolerate no other faith in their do-
main besides Islam.
Rabbi Maimon and his family,
along with most of Cordoba's
Jews, were forced to flee. For the
next ten years, they wandered
from one town to another in
southern Spain, unable to remain
long because of the continuing
conquest of the Moslem sect which
had originally forced them out of
During this period of upheaval,
the young Maimonides continued
to study and refine his
philosophical skills. In 1159, his
family and other Jews from
southern Spain managed to settle
in the city of Fez, then the capital
of Morocco.
Religious intolerance once again
forced them to flee after a brief
five-year stay. On their way to
Egypt, young Maimonides visited
the Holy Land. There, they made
special pilgrimages to the cities of
Hebron and Jerusalem.
Just a few months after arriving
in Egypt, tragedy struck the fami-
ly when Rabbi Maimon passed
away. Support of the family was
now assumed by a younger
brother named David. For a while,
all went well as David became a
successful jewel merchant who
specialized in importing precious
gems from India.
ON A business trip to India,
David was caught in a storm and
drowned when the ship wrecked
in the Indian Ocean. He was car-
rying the entire family fortune
with him at the time.
In order to support the family.
Maimonides began to practice
medicine. His reputation
developed to such a point that he
was eventually appointed to serve
as the personal physician of both
the Grand Vizier and Sultan of the
Egyptian caliphate.

Then and Now: In 'Then' photo (left) are seen
David's Citadel ana part of the Old City walls
shortly after the Six-Day war of 1967. 'Now'
photo (right) shows this same view, but with
lush green landscape added.
In addition to the extensive
medical practice that he carried
on, Maimonides found the time to
compose very important works of
Among his most significant
scholarly achievements are the
publication of Moreh Nevuchim
and Mishnah Torah. Among
students of Jewish religious
philosophy, his contributions are
considered unique.
Of him, it has been said, "From
Moses (the Lawgiver) to Moses
(Maimonides), there arose none
like Moses (Maimonides).
Maimonides passed away_i
tion to his activities as m
to the royal court of the <*
and composer oi fj
philosphical works WfJ
Maimon was also the ChJJ
of the Egyptian Jj
Antigua and Barbuda
former British colony
the Leeward Islands of W
bean. The stamf n Maimonides is ava.1^ J
issue. A specs! souvjj
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