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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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Fred K. Shochet
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eJemsli Floridiar
Of Pinellas County
i Number 25
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday. December
mpaign 1986
13. 1985
Price 35 Cents
fines To Chair Blue and White Ball Michels To Chair Dinner
Lis and Marilyn LeVine
li named chaircouple of
land White Ball for the
nbined Jewish Appeal
The announcement
by campaign coor-
Reva Kent, Stanley
land Charles Rutenberg.
. and white Ball will be
potto evenmc Feb. 8
. CeSar Hotel on St.
Beach The minimum
fn t<> attend is a $1,250
the 1986 Combined
eal's general division.
associate chaircouples
Ua affair are: Dr. and
Lieberman and Dr. and
lines have been active
\i the Pinellas County
nmunity since moving
fcrsburg 27 years ago
Dr. Morris and Marilyn LeVine
Morris has served on the board
of Congregation B'nai Israel in St.
|k Force Is Established To
ligate Boro Park Vandalism
|Y0RK (JTA) The New York Police Depart-
I established a special task force to investigate the
of the windows of 13 Jewish-owned or Jewish-
stores in Boro Park, the Jewish Community
, Council announced. The task force, which will
puively on the case around the clock, will draw
i from the Bias Squad and from Brooklyn South,
vill U' headquartered.
tame time, the JCRC announced it is offering a
Iward for information leading to the arrest and
p of the perpetrators of the crime. This sup-
fthe $1,000 reward posted by Assemblyman Dov
vho represents the Boro Park district, and the
et Merchants Association's President, Mendy
Jaid he agreed with the theory that the vandalism
(been timed to coincide with the 47th anniversary
Jnacht. the Night of Broken Glass pogrom in Ger-
night of November 8-9. 1938.
Petersburg and is currently on the
board of Menorah Manor. He has
also served on the board of the
Pinellas County Medical Society
and is a delegate to the Florida
Medical Association. Fellow of the
American College of Surgeons
and clinical assistant professor in
the family medicine department of
the University of South Florida.
Marilyn serves on the boards of
numerous groups including the
Pinellas County Jewish Federa-
tion. Congregation B'nai Israel
and the Sisterhood.
She has served as president of
Congregation B'nai Israel
Sisterhood, chairman of the
Women's Division of the Combin-
ed Jewish Appeal campaign and
president of the Pinellas County
Medical Society Auxiliary. A past
president of the St. Petersburg
Chapter of Hadassah, Marilyn has
also served as president of the
Florida Region and Florida Cen-
tral Region of Hadassah. Sher is
currently expansion chairman of
the Florida Central Region and a
member of the National Board of
Dr. and Mrs. LeVine have been
honored by the Israel Bond Com-
mittee with the Jerusalem Peace
Award and the David Ben Gurion
Award. They are also founders of
Hadassah Hospitals in Israel.
The LeVines are most proud of
their three sons, daughters and
five grandchildren. Sons Dr. Mit-
chell LeVine and Dr. Steven
LeVine are surgeons in practice
with their father. Mitchell and
wife. Ellie. and Steven and wife,
Nadine, live in St. Petersburg.
The couple's other son, David, is
completing his medical studies at
the University of Miami Medical
School and daughter, Sharon, and
her husband, Dave Rosenthal. live
in Philadelphia.
Further information regarding
the Blue and White Ball is upcom-
ing. For more information, call
the Federation office at 446-1033.
Stan Michels
Stanley Michels, vice president
of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County, will be chairman
of the dinner for Major Gifts to be
held this Sunday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m.
at the Wine Cellar.
The dinner is being conducted
by the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County for its 1986 Com-
bined Jewish Appeal Campaign.
The guest speaker is U.S. Senator
Frank R. Lautenberg, Democrat
from New Jersey.
Michels has been active in the
Jewish community for many years
and served as Budget, Planning
and Allocation chairman of the
Continued on Page 5 A
Bowman Heads Up
Community Division
Pinellas County's Federation
Campaign Coordinators Reva
Kent, Stanley Newmark and
Charles Rutenberg have announc-
ed that Dave Bowman of Palm
Harbor will serve as chairman of
the "Community Division" for the
1986 Combined Jewish Appeal
Bowman has lived in Pinellas
County for six years, having
retired here from Long Island
where he was general manager of
a textile firm. He is a member of
Temple Ahavat Shalom, and is a
long-time Federation volunteer;
he has been involved with United
Jewish Appeal since he was a
child. Bowman is a member of
Federation's Board of Directors
and is also chairman of the Com-
munity Relation's Committee's
"Education, Church-State, and
Interfaith" Sub-committee.
The Community Division is an
essential arm of the Combined
lias Jews To Rally In Support of Soviet Jews
been designated
|ts Month marking
of the Universal
luman Rights, but
of Soviet Jews
nan rights.
lier this month
Yelena Bonner,
nous Soviet dissi-
^ysicist Andrei
Uowed to leave the
I to seek medical
I had been in inter-
\ months.
I of her temporary
M she not discuss
band's plight with
he would not be
her husband.
Jk. but relatives
and Sakharov's
^ent like this:
ov conducted an
hunger strike
months in hopes
I officials to let his
for medical treat-
I forged telegrams
^nds nad relatives
i Kood health.
Actually the physicist was in a
hospital being force-fed^ Dunng
an earlier hunger strike. Sakharov
suffered what has been described
as a stroke while being force fed.
Human rights.
Rally Upcoming Monday
Pinellas County Jews will have
a chance to stand up and be
counted this Monday as they ex-
press their awareness and con-
cern for the human rights of Jews
who live in the Soviet Union.
A communitywide rally is set
for 8 p.m. Monday at Temple
B'nai Israel. 1685 S. Belcher
Road, in Clearwater to give Jews
and Christians a chance to send
"Our Message to Moscow: rree
the Soviet Jews."
U.S. Rep. Michael B.l.rakis(Re
Tarpon Springs) wg J* *he
kevnote speaker. Buirakis met
? h Soviet officials nad
R^lmk7^iet Jews who have
b^n refused em.grat.on). ij
Tic e rs
Jewish Emigration from the U.S.S.R.
Source: Soviet Jewry Research Bureau of the
National Conference on Soviet Jewry
1973 ..34,733
1974 ..20,628
1975 ..13,221
1976 .. 14,261
1977 .. 16,736
1978 ..28,864
1979 ..51,320
1980 ..21,471
1983 1964 1986
Dave Bowman
Jewish Appeal Campaign. Score*
of volunteers involved in this canv
paign division spread the
"Federation/UJA Story" to hun-
dreds of people throughout
Pinellas County.
The Community Division has
two divisions: the North and
South County Division solicits
campaign funds from $100 to
$999, and the North and South
Condo runs campaigns in in-
dividual condominiums
throughout the county. The Com-
munity Division campaign will be
in high gear throughout the
month of January, Bowman is put-
ting together his team now.
cJ^T7 2.688 1,314 898
Continued on Pg 2

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, December 13, 1985

Memo from the President
The Jewish Federation of
Pinedas County has numerous
committees, all chaired by
volunteers. Each committee is ex-
tremely important as it relates to
our community. The largest and
most visible committee we have in
Pinellas County is the Community
Relations Committee (CRC). The
CRC is currently chaired by Ted
Tench and encompasses many
areas of our lives. From civil liber-
ties, to creating programs which
cope with issues affecting Jews in
our community and throughout
the world; CRC, through its sub-
committees, is an "action"
The CRC can be considerd the
umbrella for seven subcommittes.
They are Media, Government Af-
fairs, Jews in Oppressive Lands,
Israel Task Force, Human Rela-
tions, National Government Af-
fairs and Education/Church-
State/lnterfaith. Each of these
subcommittees is important and
has a direct impact on the lives of
all Jews.
To make all of Pinellas County
more aware of special events in
the Jewish community, the Media
committee has established rap-
port with our local radio stations,
television stations and
newspapers. One very exciting
project that the Media committee
is working on is researching cable
television for Jewish programm-
ing. The purpose of this is to help
Jews and non-Jews be more aware
of what Judaism is all about.
The committe which keeps us
constantly apprised of the status
of Jews in the Soviet Union,
Ethiopia and world-wide is the
Jews in Oppressive Lands com-
mittee. This group keeps us aware
of the status of the Refuseniks; it
actively participates in a "twinn-
ing" program where an
American child not only
represents him/herself at a
bar/bat mitzvah, but also
represents a child in the Soviet
Union. Just think how wonderful
that child in the Soviet Union feels
knowing that there is someone in
the United States who cares about
them. The Jews in Oppresive
Lands committee work extremely
hard in order to make a better life
for all oppressed Jews.
The Government Affairs com-
mittee is the liaison with local and
State government officials. This
committee opens the channels of
communication between the
Jewish community and our
legislators; permitting both to
discuss issues which affect the
Jewish community.
Should there be a crisis in the
Middle East affecting the security
of the State of Israel, the Israel
Task Force committee is struc-
tured to faciliate a speedy
mobilization of the Jewish com-
r.iunity of Pinellas County
Stanley Newntark
Another area where unity is of
paramount importance is the Na-
tional Government Affairs com-
mittee which is currently being
formed. This committee works in
the same way as the Government
Affairs committee, except on a na-
tional level. When the Jewish
community is concerned about
respective legislation that will af-
fect our interests and lives, mass
communications are put into
Locally, the Human Relations
committee provides assistance for
all Jews in need. It works closely
with our temples, synagogues and
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service
to make certain that the elderly,
disabled or otherwise infirm have
transportation and are being
Finally, a committee currently
being formed is the
State/Interfaith committee. This
committee works very closely
with B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation
League (ADL). Your concerns
about religion in schools, govern-
ment funded public schools and
anti-Semitic actions are im-
mediately referred to this commit-
tee for action.
The Community Relations Com-
mittee is a vehicle through which
all Jews have an opportunity to
voice concerns and to take action
on matters which directly affects
the Jewish community.
If you have any comments, in-
terest or desires, please contact
me at the Federation office at
We Goofed
In the last issue of the Flori-
dian. an article on Zena Sulkes.
education director of Temple
B'nai Israel, indicated she and her
husband. Al. had one son. Scott
In actuality, they have two. Son
Neil is stationed in Germany.
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Dr. Allan Katz Is Chairman of Medical Arts Divis
Dr. Allan Katz of Seminole has
been named chairman of the
Medical Arts Division for the
Combined Jewish Appeal cam-
paign for 1986.
The Physicians Division began
its campaign with a meeting at the
Katz home Dec. 5.
Katz, a doctor of radiology at
Humana Hospital in St.
Petersburg, and his wife, Marilyn,
moved here in 1973 and have been
active in the Jewish community
and Temple B'nai Israel ever
since. The couple was honored at
an Israel Bond brunch at Temple
B'nai Israel last Sunday (Dec. 8)
and received the coveted "City of
Peace" award which in,|u
plaque with a bronze
Originally from Brookl*
couple came here via ,
Fort Polk. U. where he,
tne Army. Katz
degree from State (J
New York.
Allan Katz
Katz, involved with Fed*
almost since arriving jn |
was elected to the hoard,
tors of the Jewish Feder,
Pinellas County earlier Q
Susan and Elizabeth.
Roland Fox Heads Lawyers Division
Roland Fox of Clearwater has
been named chairman of the
Lawyer's Division for the Combin-
ed Jewish Appeal for 1986.
Larry Krug, Bruce Bokor and
Charles Ehrlich are serving as
associate chairmen.
A former Clearwater municipal
judge, Fox practices law in his
own firm, Roland Fox, PA, with
his son Greg. Another son. Leon,
is in business with his mother in
her two health food stores ("It's
Only Natural"). Fox and his wife,
Betty, also have a daughter.
The Foxes moved here in 1955
"when there weren't that many
Jews here." Fox is a past presi-
dent of Temple B'nai Israel in
Clearwater. headed the original
building committee and is current-
ly a Temple board member. He
was first president of the Jewish
Welfare Fund (the Federation's
predecessor) and was honored by
UJA bond drive in 1967. He was
elected to the Federation board in
Pinellas to Rally
Continued from Page 1
earlier this year.
Area Youth Groups Band
For Rally
As adults of the Jewish com-
munity have prepared for Mon-
day's Soviet Jewry rally, so have
area youth groups.
Under the coordination of Mark
and Susan Goodfriend with
assistance from temple and
synagogue youth directors, youth
groups from several temples and
synagogues are planning to
Roland Fox
caravan to the rally Monday
night. Students from BISTY,
alredy indicated their groups will
"They have studied the plight of
Soviet Jews and have secured
petition signatures for the release p I IIaW#
of Soviet Jews." Susan Good- Kay YOUr rl60(
friend said. "The scheduling of
this rally marks the climax of the Dof#>rA Yoar'c
student's efforts." DO,wl I OOI
The rally is being coordinated
by the Pinellas County Board of
Rabbis. ORT and the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
Solarz Pleased with Move To
Force Univ. Disclosures
gressman Stephen J. Solarz
(D., N.Y.), a member of the
House Subcommittee on
Postsecondary Education,
said this week that he is
"extremely satisfied'* with
the inclusion of a new provi-
sion in the Higher Educa-
tion Act that forces univer-
sities to disclose education
gifts in excess of $1<()......i
received from foreign
governments and their
The provision, which is already
. tate law in six states including
New York, was original!)
by the American Jewish Congress
in an effort t<. ensure that such
gifts are not used to generate
anti-Semitism. anti-Zionism, or
racism at these institution;.
SOLARZ NOTED that in the
past there have been many in-
stances where academic freedom
has been threatened by financial
arrangements with foreign
governments. In particular, he
cited the Georgetown University
Center for Contemporary Arab
'Beginning in 1975. grants of
monies from Omar and the I 'nited
Aral. Emirates (I'AE) were made
to Georgetown Universit) to
establish Center for Contain
porarj Arab Studies," Solan
ted "The 'academic
this Center was the release bj
Georgetown f control over
Center "
The Congressman noted that
although the Center was part of
Georgetown, it was actually con-
trolled by seven individuals: three
were high officials of Arab
governments, one was a lobbyist
lor I'AE. two were former State
Department officials, and one was
a representative of Mobil Oil
SOLARZ ADDED although the
Center employed Clovis Maksaud.
the Arali League's representative
in Washington. D.C., to tract
diplomacy, the hiring of Israeli
professors was prohibited.
Federation President Sa
Newmark and Federation
Collection Chairman Irwin!
are urging all members d\
Jewish community to pay
pledges to the Combined
Appeal before the end of thee
By doing Newmark
Miller said in a j iinl Btss
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dea locally, nationally,on
and in Israel support
Jewish people
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Friday. December 13. 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
Fergenbaums Named Associate
Chaircouple of Super Sunday
a and Mel Fergenbaum of
n'inole have been appointed
ciate chaircouple for the Feb.
>er Sunday" phonathon.
fhaircouple Jean and Julius
Jkin announced.
"We are thrilled that the
tergenbaums are on our team.
ey know the community and
ey have so much spirit," said
i Malkin.
Mel and I are looking forward
i having a lot of fun working on
L telethon. We really enjoy the
ork we do for the Jewish com-
hunity." said Myrna.
... Fergenbaums will be work-
side-by side with the Malkins
"make Super Sunday" a super
they moved here from
Mel and Myrna Fergenbaum
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, eight
years ago the Fergenbaums have
been active in the Jewish
Mel and Myrna are both past
board members of Temple B'nai
Israel's Chai Club Auxiliary. Myr-
na is a past board member of the
National Council of Jewish
Women-Suncoast Section and is
currently a member of the NCJW
and ORT. Mel has been a member
of the board at the Jewish Com-
munity Center for six years, hav-
ing served as treasurer for four
years and chairman of the JCC's
Budget, Planning and Allocations
Committee for the last five years.
Mel and Myrna have been par-
ticipating in Super Sunday for
three years now. Mel served on
the 1985 Super Sunday Planning
Committee and supervised
phonathon activities at the JCC.
The Fergenbaums, who own
and operate Stewart Oxygen Ser-
vice of Central Florida, have three
children: Mark, 20. Mitch, 17, and
Melanie, 13.
Project Renewal:
Tel Mond's Tehila
Adult Education
JCC To Host Super Sunday Brunch
Jean and Julius Malkin. chair-
ouple of the Federation "Super
Sunday Phonathon, and Fred
Hargolis. executive director of the
have announced that the
JCC will host a "Super Sunday"
krunch on Sunday. Dec. 22. at
10:30 a.m.
The purpose of the Brunch is to
kplain to the leaders of the
emple- and synagogues,
nutations, and agencies in
as County the importance of
Super Sunday" and the roles
can play in recruiting
hhmteers for this event.
["Super Sunday" is scheduled
It FVI> and will involve bun-
ds of volunteers in a daylong
ort to secure Federation cam-
lign contributions from
usands of Jews in Pinellas
I Tens of thousands of volunteers
om communities across the
itry will he making calls as
of a national effort to reach
ore people and raise more
oney on a single day than ever
Mel and Myrna Fergi nbaum at Super Sunday '85.
before in history.
The Combined Jewish Appeal is
the annual fund-raising campaign
of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County on behalf of
Jewish needs here, in Israel and
around the world. The campaign
supports the I'nited Jewish Ap-
peal as well as local agencies and
services, including the Pinellas
County Jewish Comunity Center.
The Pinellas County Jewish Day
school. Gulf Coast Jewish family
services, and the Kent Jewish
Community Center.
Jewish Day School Honors Hy and Lil Phillips
An overflow crowd of parents.
ends and students from the
ellas County Jewish Day
chool honored Hy and Lil
Hips at a festive Chanukah
nily dinner on Sunday. Dec. 8,
eld at the Wine Cellar. The
Ellipses were Founders of the
nool and were instrumental in
ding the Jewish Day School's
"Mr. and Mrs. Phillips had a vi-
on of excellence for the educa-
on of our children. They actively
pursued this vision through the
establishment and continued
nuturing of the Pinellas County
Jewish Day School. The entire
community owes a great deal of
thanks to" the Phillips family for
their leadership, support and
guidance," said Mark Silk.
Children in kindergarten, fifth,
sixth and seventh grade par-
ticipated in a Chanukah presenta-
tion at the dinner. The students
were directed by teachers Mary
Wygodski and Tova Kedar.
The Pinellas County Jewish Day
School is a beneficiary agency of
the Combined Appeal of Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
Final preparations are under
way for Pinellas to launch its Pro-
ject Renewal campaign to help our
twin, Tel Mond, Israel.
Tel Mond is one of 82 disadvan-
taged Israeli communities
targeted for assistance as Israel
and Jews of the Diaspora unite to
bring these communities into the
main stream of Israeli life. The
assistance, though, is limited since
the unique goal of Project
Renewal is to have each communi-
ty achieve self-sufficiency.
Pinellas, which has aided Tel
Mond before, has agreed to con-
tinue that aid for three years
under a campaign spearheaded by
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
and chaired by Herb Schwartz.
Tel Mond and Project Renewal
workers are not just sitting back
Tehila adult education
A Tehila adult education pro-
gram is just one of the Project
Renewal programs under way
already in Tel Mond and its
Illiteracy in Tel Mond is three
times the national average. The il-
literacy rate is especially high
among women, especially older
women of Oriental
(African/Asian) origin. It was
these Jews who migrated to Tel
Mond in the '40s and '50s and
were passed over until now.
The Project Renewal Tehila pro-
gram provides courses at four
elementary levels and a high
school program. Classes em-
phasize basic reading and writing
and elementary arithmetic; im-
proving reading skills and com-
prehension and preparing par-
ticipants for high school courses.
The Tehila program also pro-
motes community involvement
outside the classroom to get the
Tel Mond residents involved in
daily Israeli life.
For example, a Consumer
Center trains housewives to help
their families through better use
of their funds by proper budgeting
and value shopping.
This year, 147 students par-
ticipated in the local Tehila pro-
gram. All but four are women.
Some 22 women dropped out over
the past two years due to family
problems, the lack of higher-level
studies or opportunities once their
studies are completed.
With continued Project
Renewal support, the support of
Diaspora Jews such as Pinellas
County, the Tel Mond project
hopes to expand the training of-
fered and attract men into the
program. In this way, the overall
educational level of the Tel Mond
population could be raised, mak-
ing the population fluent in
Hebrew and able to cope as self-
sufficient Israelis.
Future issues of the Jewish
Floridian will explain other facets
of the Project Renewal program
in Tel Mond and how dollars con-
tributed by Pinellas Jews will help
our twin.
The Tel Mond-Project Renewal
campaign is a commitment over
and above the annual Combined
Jewish Appeal campaign.
Awards for outstanding efforts
in public relations were
presented to Federations dur-
ing the recent 5Uth General
Assembly of the Council of
Jewish Federations in
Washington, D.C. Hap Levy,
right, of Miami, chairman of
the CJF Public Relations
Awards Committee, makes
presentation of a gold award to
Pinellas County Federation
President Stan Newmark.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, December 13. 1985
Israel HasAnd Needs Many
Good Friends on Capitol Hill
From the Rabbi's Desk
is fortunate in having so
many good friends in the
Congress who mirror the
strong public support in this
country for the only
democratic and reliable U.S.
ally in the Middle East.
Time and time again, whether
the issue is economic aid or arms
sales to Arab nations, the Con-
gress has shown sympathy for
Israel's security needs. However,
there is still a small number of
House members who are out of
step on the subject of Israel with
the vast majority of their
While every member of Con-
gress is certainly entitled to his or
her views, and unanimity on most
issues is rare in the Congress, a
few consistent detractors of Israel
can be identified.
THE MOST senior of this group
in terms of years of service in the
House of Representatives is
Democrat John Conyers of
Detroit. Ten years ago, Conyers
did not sign the Black Caucus
statement denouncing the in-
famous U.S. resolution equating
Zionism with racism. Since then
he has defended Palestinian
mayors facing expulsion, has
sought to stop the extradition to
Israel of a terrorist who fled to
this country, and called for the
suspension of U.S. military
assistance to Israel.
Conyers has invited his col-
leagues to meet with PLO
representatives and has spon-
sored and appeared at numerous
events hosted by avowedly anti-
Israel organizations.
Most recently, Conyers sent a
letter to the President protesting
the Israeli raid on PLO head-
quarters in Tunis and expressed
his "outrage" at Israel's use of
U.S. equipment.
does not wield much influence
with his colleagues, and the
56-year-old ten-term veteran's
sarcastic and abrasive style has
made it difficult for him to work
with other members to accomplish
his goals.
The most visible and outspoken
of Israel's detractors in the House
(with the defeat at the polls of
Paul Findley in 1982) is Nick
Rahall, Democrat of West
Virginia. Along with pushing coal
interests, pushing Israel around
seems to be Rahall's favorite ac-
tivity. The authoritative Politics
in America, which is certainly
"even-handed" in its descriptions
of politicians, states:
"Of Lebanese heritage, Rahall
has emerged as a leading congres-
sional critic of Israel. As part of a
congressional delegation that
toured Beirut in 1982, he met with
Palestine Liberation Organization
leader Yasir Arafat. In 1983 and
1984. Rahall tried to kill U.S. fun-
ding for Israeli development of
the new Lavi fighter bomber,
which will be built partly in the
United States and partly in Israel.
He labeled the plan a 'dangerous
precedent' that would cost some
6.000 jobs for Americans and com-
pete with U.S. planes. Lavi sup-
porters said Rahall's motion was a
threat to U.S. Israeli security
ties, and it was defeated, 379-40."
Among other extreme
statements, Rahall has called
Israel a "ruthless and barbaric
country" on the House floor. It is
no wonder Rahall is the favorite of
the National Association of Arab
Americans, which tries to be the
pro-PLO counterpart of the
American-Israel Public Affairs
Committee. Fortunately, Rahall
does not serve on any of the key
committees which deal with
Israel-related issues, but his seat,
as Conyers,' is secure as long as
he chooses to run.
ANOTHER Michigan Democrat
with negative inclinations is
George Crockett, who does serve
on an important committee
Foreign Affairs. While Crockett
occasionally votes foreign aid, in
early 1985 he unsuccessfully
sought to arrange for the PLO's
UN representative to brief
members of Congress in
Previously, he was one of the
most vocal opponents of moving
the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv
to Jerusalem and in 1984 charged
that the Foreign Affairs Commit-
tee was acting because of political
pressure exerted by "the
strongest lobby the Israeli lob-
by." Crockett's seat in a majority
black district is safe, but at age
76, a future replacement is in the
Still another Michigan
Democrat, David Bonior,
displayed a great deal of animosi-
ty toward the Jewish state.
Elected in 1986, Bonior earlier
this year hosted a reception for
Findley's book, "They Dare To
Speak Out" a volume universal-
ly penned by critics as an expres-
sion of the frustrations of a
defeated politician. Like Rahall, a
supporter of Arafat who has met
with the PLO chieftain, he has in-
serted numerous anti-Israel ar-
ticles in the Congressional record.
ON THE Republican side of the
Committee, Ed Zschau of Califor-
nia has emerged as Israel's chief
foe. Zschau, 45, a successful com-
puter executive is a relative
newcomer, having been elected in
1982. In Committee, Zschau has
adopted negative stances on
Writing an article during the
month of December has always
been an interesting challenge.
Parents of young children often
ask the rabbi how to make
Chanukah so important, so
beautiful, so interesting, that the
little ones will never notice the
non-Jewish celebration taking
An amazing phenomenon is hap-
pening. In the context of Jewish
tradition. Chanukah is a minor
festival on the calendar. In the
context of American society.
Chanukah has hit "the big time."
The influence of the Christian
world has permeated our
Chanukah observances and
brought the holiday to great
My fondest hope for Chanukah
would be that in the midst of the
outside pressures, and the certain
emphasis on gift giving, we would
not forget the important spiritual
messages that are the heart of
Chanukah. The Maccabean revolu-
tion at one level was a protest
against outside influence and out-
side demands. It was a struggle to
maintain the dignity and purity of
our religious tradition, fighting
against almost overwhelming
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Rabbi Jacob Luski
The Syrian Greeks in the 2nd
Century BCE were exerting
strong influence on the Jews to
conform to their religious rights
and cultural expectations. More
than influence, the tyrannical
leadership of Antiochus
Epiphanes demanded of the
Jewish people, idolatry, which op-
posed the basic grain of Jewish
It was indeed, not the miii,
v.ctory that was paramount! |
eyes of the rabbis as the reCI
observe hanukah. The miS
Chanukah was the willingneW
abihty of the people to\Z
with pride as Jews demand
their own identity and their i
to live and worship as
In essence, we are fi^htinet
very same battle tdav
pressures against us m Ame
are perhaps more subtle ,
overtly demanding but thev i
there. It is a battle
assimilation and total cultural
formity. Each year at Chanuk
time we have the opportaS
participate in a Maccabean rev|
tion by affirming the Chant
message through observance i
Jews proclaiming our identityi
faith. Chanukah is ,.,f the Je
Christmas, it is a Jewish ...
that falls at this time of the'vs
Lighting the Chanukah i_
reciting the appropriate bn_
telling the story of the miracle]
Chanukah all are affir _
ways in which we participate in
world that would want us tot
and be what we are not.
Sameack Happy Chanukah"
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Meron Benvenisti, probably
Israel's leading authority on
the demographics of the
West Bank, charged that
the government and the
World Zionist Organization
are pumping money into un-
productive settlements in
the territory at a rate far
higher than funds made
available per unit or per
capita to needy settlements
and villages in Israel proper.
Most of the Jewish set-
tlements in the West Bank are too
weak to sustain themselves and
would collapse if the government
stopped pouring in money to prop
them up, Benvenisti, a former
deputy mayor of Jerusalem, told a
press conference here. t
HE HEADS the West Bank
Data Project, a private Israeli
research organization financed by
the Ford Foundation and the
Rockefeller Foundation. He
reported that the Jewish popula-
tion of the territory increased by
21.5 percent last year to number
about 51,600. But the main in-
crease has been in the areas in the
immediate vicinity of Jerusalem
and the Tel Aviv region where
two-thirds of the Jewish popula-
tion of the territory resides.
The Gush Emunim. militant na-
tionalists number about 10,000,
Benvenisti said. That is the hard
core which has established 52 set-
tlements mostly surrounding
Arab villages and towns. But they
seem to have run out of steam.
Hardly any new settlers joined
them in the past year, Benvenisti
The bulk of the new settlers are
Israelis affected by the acute shor-
tage of affordable housing in
Israel. They have been attracted
by offers of cheap, high quality
government subsidized housing in
the territory only a 10 minute
drive from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.
mute daily to jobs in the two big
cities. There are few jobs available
in the sett)?ment area, little local
industry and even less agriculture
because of the nature of the land,
Benvenisti said.
He estimated that as many as 66
of the 104 settlements in the ter-
ritory have fewer than 200
residents each, too few to ensure
growth. They cannot stand on
their own feet but the government
and WZO support them at the ex-
pense of Israeli towns and
The Data Project's statistical
studies show, for example, that
the regular budgets fo the
regional councils in 1983 totalled
$230 for every resident of Gush
Etxion south of Jerusalem, $408
per capita for residents of the Jor-
dan Valley and $357 per capita for
residents of Samaria.
BY CONTRAST, the govern
ment has provided $126 percapita
in the Shaar Hanegev region in
Israel and only $97 per capita in
Upper Galilee. According to
Benvenisti, government grants to
West Bank settlements were 3-4
times as much as for those in
The moment the gover
tells the Gush Kmunim and otl
West Bank settlers they ma
stand on their own feet, at least 1
settlements will cease to ex
Benevenisti said. But he do
the government would ever t
such measures because of polio
The biggest surge in Jewish sctj
Uement of the territory which I
an Arab population of close to
million, occurred during
Likud-led administration
Premier Menachem Begin.
present Labor-Likud national mil
ty coalition government has j&I
posed a virtual freeze on new I
Uements because of economr|
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Friday, December 13, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
Local Youth Plays Out Dream at UF
luff'Both grew up in King's
11 NI Y- P'ayW "a11 **" little
J#sports'" and hoping to play
Cball someday at St. John's
But when his far lily moved to
JeHas County about six years
Jeffs interests turned to
PL|I Now, the 19-year-old
Lersitv of Florida sophomore.
ute at the nose guard position
jthe Gators football team.
Lff is the son of Debbie and
ljI of Seminole and has two
Lger brothers. The family
Us to Congregation Beth
Jeff started drawing attention
I playing well in various defen-
positions at Seminole High
~)|. He was recognized for his
[standing athletic abilities by
fng chosen to play on the all-
iMichels to Chair
Continued from Page 1
eration tor the past two years.
|hf Major GiftB group is the
iest category in the Men's
sion of the" campaign and
resents those people who con-
ute $5,000 or more to the
Campaign Coordinators,
jra Kent. Stanley Newmark and
tries Butenberg, said "We are
i pleased to have such a promi-
jt citizen as Mr. Michels chair
[dinner. We expect an outstan-
l turnout and look forward to
onally greeting those who
is president of Michels
and he and his wife,
have two sons, John and
Jeff Roth
county and state all-star teams
and by being named defensive
player of the year in 1984 during
his senior year.
Several colleges recruited Roth
and he chose the University of
Florida. The realization of playing
football for such a large university
did not hit him. Jeff said, "until
everything was official."
"When you start out in any-
sport you always dream." Jeff
said looking out from under the
baseball cap that covered his curly
blonde hair. "But dreams might
not always come true. When I
signed my scholarship, I realized
it was no longer a dream."
The thought of the experienced
players he would be playing with
and against intimidated Jeff at
first, he said, but he was quick to
"I realized after the first prac-
tice that they were the same kind
of people I had been playing foot-
ball with just a little bigger and
faster," he said.
Jeff said being around the "high
speed players" has helped him im-
prove his own quickness and
''there's always room for
As a redshirt freshman. Jeff
was supposed to play outside
linebacker but gained experience
playing nose guard on the scout
team against the first string of-
fense in practices. Since his
coaches believed Roth could play
the position and there would be
openings for the position in the
next season. Jeff stayed with it.
He spent the off-season and the
entire summer lifting weights and
gained 40 pounds he needed to br-
ing him closer to the size of a nose
To his own surprise. Jeff, at 245
pounds, has started in almost
every game this season in the
position he shares with another
nose guard. Henry Brown. He is
responsible for eight and a half
"I was very surprised to start
and to play as much as I have,"
Jeff said. ""It's a great
While most players coming out
of high school are apprehensive
about playing in front of larger
crowds. Jeff is nonchalant.
Jeff did admit, however, that he
was a little scared before playing
his first game against the Univer-
sity of Miami in front of the
largest Orange Bowl audience for
a non-Superbowl game.
"After I started playing,
though, I didn't even think about
the people and ever since that
game I play just like it's another
practice," he said.
Jeff said the real pressure
comes from the physical and men-
tal demands of trying to keep up
with the year-round sport and still
excel in school. During the season,
early morning classes and after-
noon practices leave little time for
leisure. The off-season is not much
of a break since the players are ex-
pected to keep in shape by runn-
ing and lifting weights everyday.
Jeff said the pressure during the
games is also more intense than it
was in high school.
"In college, football is big
business," he said. "You have to
play well to keep your position."
Jeff said his future on the Gator
team for the next three years
looks promising. He likes his posi-
tion and "I'm learning more
As a criminal justice major, Jeff
said he is hoping to go into law en-
forcement and maybe the FBI. Of
course, he also dreams about play-
ing professional football.
"Everyone wants to play pro
football," he said. "I'd really like
to but if I don't, I won't be
JNF Holds Green Sunday
Green Sunday, the Jewish Na-
tional Fund's nationwide telethon,
will bring the message of JNF's
renowned land revival and
reclamation programs in Israel to
Jewish homes in Pinellas County
on Sunday. Dec. 15.
This year, it is crucial that
Green Sunday be an outstanding
success. Israel's drastic economic
crunch has impacted the entire
country, especially the Keren
Kayemeth Lelsrael, which im-
plements JNF's work.
On Green Sunday, volunteers
will call Jewish families to urge
them to plant at least one tree in
Israel for each member of the
Joseph Charles, the local chair-
man of Green Sunday, stated, "It
is catastrophic for an industrial
country like Israel to be going
through a crisis like this one. We
must be successful in raising the
needed funds to overcome the
devaluation of the shekel and the
loss of revenues. The inability of
the Keren Kayemeth to continue
with its projects will cause a chain
reaction of severe hardships
throughout the immigration set-
tlements and eventually the entire
Since 1901. the JNF has been
spreading its "blanket of green"
throughout the land of Israel. In
addition to its extensive afforesta-
tion program, the JNF is responsi-
ble for a range of vital activities
whose aim is the rehabilitation of
the Jewish Homeland. Among
these are the preparation of sites
for new settlements, the reclama-
tion of land for farms and or-
chards, building roads and
highways, and the support of
breakthrough agricultural
research projects.
Despite the Jewish National
Fund's success in revitalizing
Israel, much of the land is still
brown and barren. Green Sunday
is so nmaed for our vision is to
turn all of Israel Green.
Telephone calls will be made
from the offices of the Jewish
Community Center of Pinellas
County on Elbow Lane. To
become a Green Sunday
volunteer, or to make a contribu-
tion early, call your local JNF of-
fice at 1-800-282-4198 (tone) 8733
or call the JCC at 344-5795.
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&he 0l6e*.t tfaAoff & ifete M*i
44%oZUi* in glouda toOe****?*";

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South Africa: Israel's Dilemma
Middle Eastern
Affair* Department
Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith
As South Africa moves deeper
into crisis, the democratic nations
of the West seek a proper
response. All kinds of questions
are being asked. Should they
disinvest? Does constructive
engagement bring results? Will
South African blacks be the ones
most hurt by Western sanctions?
How will the West's strategic in-
terests be affected should the cur-
rent government in South Africa
It is generally recognized in the
United States and Western
Europe that events within South
Africa will be the determining fac-
tor in its future. But as the
primary trading and financial
partners with the South Africans,
the major Western nations have a
say as well the urgent visit of
South African economic leaders to
the West for talks concerning
outstanding loans to Western
banks highlights this point
For one democracy, Israel, the
problem is somewhat different.
There the question is not how
Israel can affect change in the
South African regime it can't
but rather how Israel can live up
to its highest ideals in a world that
makes it difficult to ignore its nar-
row self-interests.
Israel is a rather insignificant
player in South Africa's interna-
tional economic picture. Only
about 0.5 percent of South
Africa's trade takes place with
Israel; the vast majority occurs
with the United States, Japan,
Great Britain, France, West Ger-
many and black Africa itself.
Should Israel stop all business
with South Africa tomorrow the
impact on the South Africa
regime would be nil. Therefore
what Israel may or may not do
should not be a matter of moment
to those who view international
pressure on South Africa
economic institutions as a key to
But for Israel itself the issue is
one of profound significance. It
What to Do If You're A Target
What would you do if your
home, office or synagogue was the
object of anti-Semitic vandalism?
Leslye Winkleman, West
Florida Regional director of the
Anti-Defamation League, is often
asked that question.
Although, on a case-by-case
basis, the anti-Semitic destruction
or theft of property or personal
assault may result from different
motivations, they are similar to
basic self-protection issues,
Winkleman says.
The ADL suggests the following
orocedures if an act of vandalism
or harassment occurs:
1. Immediately notify the police
no matter how minor the incident.
2. When appropriate, notify the
rabbi, organization president
and/or your top leadership.
3. Notify the ADL. The West
Coast office is located at 5002
Lemon St., No. 2300, Tampa, Fla.
33609,1-875-0750. The ADL has a
vandalism report form available
from die ADL.
4. If there is physical damage,
defacing, spray painting, etc.,
take photographs of the damage.
Floridian Installed As United
Synagogue International President
Franklin D. Kreutzer, a native
Floridian, has been installed as In-
ternational president of the
United Synagogue of America at
its biennial convention at the Con-
cord Hotel in Kaimesha Lake,
New York.
Kreutzer. a practicing attorney,
has served as a special assistant
Attorney General of the State of
Florida and special counsel to the
Comptroller-Banking Commis-
sioner of Florida. A former presi-
dent of Temple Zion Israelite
Center in Miami, he recently com-
pleted two terms as president of
the Southeast Region of United
Synagogue and is currently a cen-
tral vice president holding several
portfolios, most notably 198f>
Biennial Convention chairman
and chairman of the Central
Council of Regional Presidents.
He received both his
undergraduate and Law Degrees
from the University of Miami and
has served the Florida communi-
ty, among other positions, as
president of the Greater Miami
5. As soon as the police have had
a chance to view the damage and
photographs have been taken,
clean up and repair the damage.
6. It is usually unnecessary and
inappropriate to call the media. Ii
it is significant, they will pick it up
from police reports. However,
anti-Semitic incidents contain
many variables which will deter-
mine the advisability of contacting
the news media. The ADL is
prepared to consult with you
regarding media contact.
7. Evaluate what happened and
determine if a negative can be
turned into a positive. Seriously
discuss ways that you can use the
incident to help educate against
such things in the future.
8. If a suspect is apprehended,
consider prosecution. The ADL's
experience has been that it is
helpful to get the word out that
vandals will be subject to
In conclusion. Winkelman says
that the ADL "stands ready. 24
hours a day. to consult with you at
any step and hope that you will
keep us informed, even in situa
tions where the matter is well in
hand. The information and
establishment of any regional pat
terns are very helpful in our
1 800 432 37M
Franklin D. Kreutzer
Hebrew Free Loan Association
and the South Florida Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation.
Kreutzer, who was unopposed
for the office of president for the
term 1985-87, will succeed Mar-
shall Wolke of Chicago. Illinois.
Neturei Karta
Wants Counting
Neturei Karta. the virulently anti-
Zionist ultra-Orthodox sect, has
applied for representation on thr
central committee of the Palestine
National I, the so-called
Palestinian parliament-in-e
which Israeli regard a- part of the
highlights in the starkest terms
the dilemma of a nation in crisis
since its creation, trying to live up
to its ideals while often forced to
take extreme measures to protect
its interests. Unlike other
Western nations with far more in-
volved relations with Pretoria,
Israel's relationship has been
shaped by harsh realities.
In the 1950's and 1960's, an
outspoken opponent of apartheid,
Israel built up a series of relation-
ships with newly independent
black African states. In the eyes
of these states, Israel held a
special place alongside China in
the way it provided technological
assistance. Golda Meir, heavily in-
volved in this process, described it
"There was one great satisfac-
tion in those 10 years, and that
was the relationship we establish-
ed with the new independent
countries of Africa and Asia. That
really gave me satisfaction,
because I saw in it not only a
political gain. Here were these
people beginning to tackle pro-
blems and face challenges they
were not always prepared to
meet. It was natural that we, as
Jews, with our past history, would
have a lot in common with them,
and should join hands with them
and share with them our
The 1973 war and Arab oil
pressure brought about an end to
that era. Suddenly, Israel, long
the subject of the Arab and other
international boycotts, now found
itself virtually excluded from a
part of the world that had welcom-
ed it earlier. Increasingly being
forced into a greater sense of
isolation. Israel accepted friends
wherever they might appear.
Pretoria was more than ready T< >-
day, as Israel works diligently to
recoup its former place in black
Africa, it still finds itself relatively
isolated on the continent, and thus
does not have the latitude of
decision-making in its dealings
with South Africa that the rest of
the West with its full relations
with black Africa has.
Another reality for Israel, a
land dedicated to the well-being of
Jews wherever they may be, is the
presence of more than 100,000
Jews in South Africa. As Prime
Minister Shimon Peres recently
noted. Israeli policymakers can-
not ignore the impact-
Israeli policy on South
volves factors not faced L
states. At the ^.j
however there is for ui l
damental issue which ffij
the very meaning of- J
While the United .
diagraced .tself with thet,
Zionism is racism, the lead-,]
people of Israel know that
the.very purposes of Zionism*
jecbon of racism The 3
state is a testament to con
one of the most virulent fo
racism anti-Semitism. ,
natural drive within Israel,
oppose todays most
manifestation of
Israel's current |
under Prime Minister
understands these various I
at work. It knows that what
does or does not do vis-a-vis
Africa will not affect the
theid regime's future. It
that Israel, still treated
pariah by so many nations i
the sway of the Arabs or!
cannot afford to dispose
South African relations!*
readily as the other nations <
West. It knows that Israel 1
consider the future of the I
African Jewish community.,
it considers its relations witkl
regime. But it also knows
Israel must be true to its |
ideals and must act within i
limited sphere, particularly a j
time that the international i
munity has finally begun to ti
serious stand against Pretoria
The recent visit to Israel of 2
Chief Mangosuthu Gats
Ruthelezi, the meetings in !
Africa and in Israel betw
Israeli representatives and bb
community leaders point
Israel's pursuit of its ideals. I
grams of technical and edo
tional assistamv to the hlack<
munity. similar to those
black African states in the 1
are l>eing developed Increase
Israel will show its solidarity'
those who oppose .ifiartheid i
only by condemning the
and the system, but by work
a day-to-day basil with
working for change.
Considering its marginal
fluence and its own hi
realities, Israel can do no
Considering its profound
tification with the forces i
racism, Israel car, do no less.
We want to wish you a joyous holiday. And we hope we can help bring
families together for the Festival of Lights. Delta give* you a choice ol
flights to over 100 cities every day of the HanukLih season.
Happy HiiHukknh!

Friday, December 13, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Students to Begin Campus Campaign
ttions for the Federa- chairman. "The group clicked. We
jjjA campaign in South worked well together and
fe's college campuses began motivated each other. Organizing
National Student Leader- our own campaigns can be very
Training Conference, in demanding. There was a tremen-
on, DC, in November. dous feeling of mutual support
h weekend, sponsored by **<* commitment from the beginn-
in vprsitv Pro-rrams Depart- '"*. <* together we developed a
Krt- ifjA workshops were ,ot of exciting new ideas for our
23 on calendar planning, own chools. said Mark."
E and promotion, solicits.-
training outreach techm- Two weeks later a workshop on
,nd special events. campaign organizing was con-
" 2ZZ. ws eaoeciallv d.UCted for local student leaders at
M"m rk Rutens Korida ** B "* B'rith Hillel Foundation
I w Mark wmmm.Tuxum at ^ Univereit of Mi h
Un.versity campaign spon3ored fay J", Jewish g
dent Centers of Greater Miami,
Broward and Palm Beach coun-
ties. Rabbi Steven Abrams, direc-
tor of planning at the Jewish
Federation of South Broward.
discussed the function of Federa-
tion in meeting community needs
and emphasized the importance of
student participation in that
Wendy Glass, chairman of the
Broward Community College
campaign, explained how her cam-
paign will affect students. "It
teaches us about our responsibili-
ty to help others by giving of
ourselves. Our major purpose is to
tell students, and everyone we can
reach, about the needs of other
Jews and to show them how to
make a difference by working
together with us."
Several of the chairpersons will
President George Bush
\receive un honorary degree
Yeshirn University on
)k Review
participate in a mission to Israel
nT 5- 24 to Jan. 3. Planned by
UJA for national student cam-
paign leadership, the mission is
the final program to be held
before the campaigns begin.
Equipped with basic organiza-
tional skills and a working
knowledge of Jewish community
needs and services, the student
leaders agree that the campus
campaign should educate and ac-
tivate students. According to An-
nie Malka. University of Miami
Law School campaign chair and a
former undergraduate campaign
leader, "my job is to get the law
students to care. Graduate
students," she feels, "should view
this as an aspect of their educa-
tion, a way to express their Jewish
identification by joining in a com-
munal activity and becoming a
part of that community."
Jewish students have conducted
campus campaigns for several
years, dating back to the after-,
math of the Six-Day War. Locally,
the student campaign was in-
itiated by Hillel at the University
of Miami during the late 1970's.
Campaigns are now being con-
ducted at Florida Atlantic Univer-
sity, the University of Miami,
Florida International University,
c 198SBatric*Comon Inc
Miami-Dade Community College B,r?ward Community College,
Barry University, Southeastern University of Florida and Florida
College of Osteopathic Medicine State Un,versity.
A Special Legacy
By Sylvia Rothchild
Reviewed by
Louise Reuler
is a vital record of the
tragedies and triumphs of
| in Russia as told in personal
nonies Sylvia Rothchild's
experience with emigres was
>72. at S.honau. the transit
i near Vienna, the first stop.
were leaving for Israel in
but as many as 65.000
to come to the United
Schonau proved to be a
stop. Some Russian Jews
confused by all the paper-
needed and bureaucratic,
an forms to be completed,
were in a nervous, depress-
M* frum their experiences.
emigres were a cross-
pn of life professionals, doc-
lengineers, artists, dancers.
cians, farm and factory
and many young students.
came frum Leningrad,
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Mounts reveal the false
tssions of America and
"cans that the Russians give
their people. The testimonies are
incisive and the memories varied.
Most interviewed were emigres
born between 1930-50, children of
shetl Jews as well as those of se-
cond and third generation profes-
sionals. Some are bitter altout
their fate under misguided, stern
rulers, their struggles and cruel
A "Special legacy" is very
revealing about Soviet life in
general, the class system,
cramped living quarters, and
boredom in daily life. Bribery ex-
ists in every walk of life babies
to shopkeepers, managers.
teachers, supervisors in nursery
schools, to doctors The last
chapter deals with the reaction of
emigres to life in America. Iut
they were forced to reconcile their
hopes and expectations of th
West with the realities offered
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tions of life in 1985 for Russian
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, December 13, 1985
Another 'West Bank' View
Give West Bank Autonomy, MK Urges
Likud MK Ehud Olmert has
decided to launch a campaign to
convince all wings of the coalition
that autonomy for the West Bank
Arabs as envisaged in the Camp
David peace agreements should be
unilaterally implemented by
The former firebrand of the of-
ficially extinct La'am wing of the
Likud, which recently merged
with Herat, told The Jerusalem
Post: 'There is no genuine chance
for an agreement on autonomy
with King Hussein, or an official
Palestine Arab delegation, or
Egypt. Nor is there even a chance
for a meaningful partial agree-
ment with any of those partners.
But we cannot afford to pro-
crastinate because the present
status quo is not necessarily in
Israel's favor.
"We must do something. Our
American friends are likely to try
and shift the logjam, with some in-
itiative even less favorable to
Israel than the 1982 Reagan in-
itiative, which we rejected. So
let's seek our own way of moving
Olmert, who has gradually
worked himself up to become one
of the Knesset's most sought-
after lecturers on the English-
speaking circuit overeas, insists
that Israel must continue to
adhere to the basic principles of
Camp David. The only way this
can be done is by implementing
the autonomy unilaterally,
without a formal agreement on
the Arab side.
Olmert is sober enough to admit
that the problem for Israel is to
find silent partners in such
unilateral implementation even
though they would not be ex-
pected to sign anything on the
dotted line."
"Experience in the Middle East
generally, and on the West Bank
in particular, has shown that it is
easier to establish practical
understandings not backed by an
official accord than to seek official
and formal commitments. Since
1967 Israel and Jordan have main-
tained a stable agreement surviv-
ing all changes and vicissitudes
for open bridges across the river,
which is nothing more than tacit
understanding," he says.
Noting his debt to the late
Moshe Dayan for the unilateral
autonomy concept, Omert says he
would seek a tete a tete with Prime
Minister Shimon Peres soon after
his return to discuss the concept.
Olmert also says he would put it as
a formal proposal to the Likud
Although he claims that some
Likud figures favored the con-
cept, he declines to name any
"Peres claimed in the U.S. that
he can find Palestinian Arabs out-
side the PLO willing to conclude
an official agreement with Israel
in defiance of the PLO. If that is
true, I guarantee it would be still
easier to reach practical
understandings on certain
measures implementing
autonomy, provided they are
unofficial and generous on Israel's
Olmert wants all Israel military
and civil administrative offices
removed from urban areas and
relocated outside, as Camp David
laid down. Admitting the risk of
disturbances entailed in such
relocation. Olmert notes that the
risk would be present just as much
in the wake of an official agree-
ment, as in the wake of a practical
Israel should announce that it
holds the Arab mayors responsi
ble for all disturbances, including
those following relocation, Olmert
says. Since, however, the Camp
David Accord* left security in
land's hands. Israel would also
be free to respond to any violence.
"We can only implement
autonomy unilaterally if a West
Bank Arab police force is first set
up and put in charge of law and
order. That force will find it much
easier to function if the IDF is
pulled out of Arab urban areas.
But contact between Arab and
Jew must be regulated, and fric-
tion must be reduced to the
minimum. Provocation from any
side must be prevented. We don't
need Jews residing in Arab
Hebron or Nablus," he says.
The West Bank Arab police
force would be under the orders of
the Arab mayors, he notes. In
towns where no Arab mayor func-
tions at present, free elections
would have to be held.
"Camp David envisaged a coun-
cil for the West Bank Arabs, and 1
would be flexible about its size and
composition. I would even be flexi-
ble about the right of the East
Jerusalem Arabs to vote for the
council." he says.
Olmert told The Post: "We have
to be prepared for a period of tur-
moil. But we will be in a better
position to cope with turmoil while
we are still on the spot. Mean-
while more and more West Bank
Arabs have learnt from their ex-
perience. Enough moderate
elements exist to work for stabili-
ty. And even though the West
Bankers may elect leaders who
favor the PLO. I would rather
have the West Bank controlled by
men who sympathize with the
PLO at heart, while managing
their towns for the benefit of the
residents, than have to negotiate
formally with a joint Arab delega-
tion embracing representatives
from Jordan and the PLO.
"Supposing the Nablus
residents re-elect former mayor
Bassam Shak'a. Supposing he pro-
voked trouble after he is installed.
No matter. Under Camp David,
which left security in Israel's
hands, he can be deposed a second
time. But it's worth putting men
like him to the test," says Olmert.
"Let's be realistic. Any attempt
to negotiate a comprehensive
solution is doomed to failure. So
we must look elsewhere. Even if
the West Bank towns rise up and
virtually assert their in-
dependence after the IDF has left,
the IDF will only be five or 10
kilometers away, so it won't have
far to return."
Olmert envisages a larger role
for Jordan in the management of
everyday life on the West Bank in
the framework of a practical
understanding on autonomy, to be
implemented by Israel
"Israel and Jordan can never
reach agreement about sovereign-
ty over the West Bank. I cannot
accept any sovereignty other than
that of Israel, for instance. But
there can be a sharing of respon-
sibility between Israel and Jor-
dan, with Jordan taking the larger
share in the civilian sphere and
Israel the larger share in the
military sphere.
"Even if the issue of West Bank
sovereignty were not enough in
itself to prevent Jordan from
reaching an official agreement
with Israel, the issue of Jerusalem
would paralyze all negotiation,"
Olmert explains. "But Jordan
since 1967 has always been very
anxious to remain involved in
West Bank affairs. It has main-
tained hundreds of officials on full
salaries there. These officials
would have to acquire more
powers and influence, under
autonomy as unilaterally-
Harking back to the late Moshe
Dayan, Olmert asserted that for
the past five years he has "con-
sistently advocated certain
policies which formed cor-
nerstones of Dayan's thinking."
He said: "In 1980 Dayan
presented his motion on unilateral
implementation of autonomy for
the West Bank Arabs in the
Knesset plenum. I am proud of the
fact that I was the sole Likue MK
to vote with Dayan."
After the vote. Olmert
notes,"former Prime Minister
Menachem Begin summoned me
to him. He looked upset. But he
said to me in fatherly tones:
'Ehud, my son, you must enter-
tain deep feelings towards
Dayan." I replied to Begin: "That
is so, but I support Dayan's thesis
because I believe it the only way
to realize Camp David.' '
Olmert reflects that it had
always been extremely hard for
Begin to accept that a close
ideological associate could prefer
somebody else's position to his
own, unless he had extraneous
Olmert says: "It took Begin 30
or 40 years to concede that his
associates had the right to differ
from him on substantive
ideological grounds. But in the
end Begin, too, came round to
realize that, and therein lies his
The writer is a member of The
Jerusalem Post editorial staff.
The above has been reprinted
with the permission of The
Jerusalem Post.
Jobless Mothers
Survey in Texas
A study to locate unmarried,
jobless Jewish mothers in San An-
tonio is being conducted by the
Jewish Family Service.
"Getting into or getting back in-
to the job market can seem to be
an insurmountable obstacle for
single moms," Ruth Fagan, JFS
diector of professional services,
told the Jewish Journal.
2 Soldiers Wounded
Israel Defense Force soldiers
were wounded in south Lebanon
when their vehicle, part of an IDF
patrol convoy, was damaged by a
roadside bomb near the village of
Beit Ya'un in the north central
sector of the security belt. The
two soldiers wounded brought to
four the number of IDF casualties
in the area in the past two days.
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guest of Congressman Young, was Dr. Bruce Epstein (lefiiM
New York University confers honorary Degree of Doctor \
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Kent Jewish
immunity Center News
Kindergarten through fifth Grade
at the Kent Jewish Community
Center, 1955 Virginia St..
The program is offered as a ser-
vice to the comunity because of
the difficulty in obtaining babysit-
ting services for New Year's Eve.
rlarei N>tfht will begin at The evening begins at 8 p.m. and
feature Micheie, will include exciting programs for
children. Snacks and breakfast
will be served and pick-up is at in
a.m. New Year's Dav.
Jabarkt NIGHT
' sjtur.lav. Dec. 14. the
, Couples Club of the Kent
[Community Center will be
. Cabaret Night at the
rt new facility at 1955
I St.. Clearwater.
jjn. and w
Cnttional cabaret singer
(rain McCait, a well-known
ddition. there will be a wine
thee*- party an^ dessert
leveninp is sixmsored by the
group of the Kent JCC.
sion for the evening is $20
Ljple. RSVP'a can be made
jling Jackee Meddin at
07 or Sharon Rophie at
Kent JCC announces the
Braves will be meeting
[afternoon <>f ice skating on
iy, Dec. 15 from 2:30 to 4:30
V the Centre Ice Rink at
yside Mall. Cost is $3.50
.oys K-2 grade are welcome
with their parents. Advance
ation is required. Please
ryn Perkins at the KJCC at
Kent JCC announces a
I Winter Break Program for
I to Jan. 3 for K-5 graders.
days of arts and crafts,
music and special field
i planned.
J more information, please
let Caryn Perkins at
Kent JCC is offering a
ting/overnight on New
fs Eve for children
The program will give children
an opportunity to spend New
Year's Eve with children their
own age and allow parents to
spend a carefree evening.
Fee for the overnight is $20 for
the first child, and $10 for each
additional child in the
Please call the Kent Jewish
Community Center at 736-1494 to
register and for further
The Kent Jewish Community
Center announces the meetings
for the Teen and Tween Councils
at their new Center at Virginia
and Hercules streets, Clearwater.
The Teen Council is open to all
teen-agers grades 9-12. Their
meeting is scheduled for the first
Wednesday of each month from 6
to 7:30 p.m. Next meeting is Jan.
8. Plans are being made for the
Dance and Overnighter on Jan.
18. Bring your calendar, ideas and
The Tween Council will meet on
Thursday, Jan. 9 from 6 to 7:30
p.m. and is open to all 6-8th
graders. We'll be making plans
for our Maccabee games in
January. Join us for pizza and
Please call Caryn Perkins at
736-1494for further details.
Ida Meir Center News
302 South Jupiter Ave.
Phone: 461-0222
Meir Center New Year's
Party. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 1
| Manny Schwartz will return
I center to lead line dancing
nes. Prizes! Refreshments!
ortation provided.
rs Charles and Isadora
erg Family Foundation,
pill present a Jewish Film
i it the Safety Harbor Spa.
following films will be shown
26 Almonds and Raisins
nentary that reviews the
Cinema in Yiddish with
i subtitles. Narrated by Or-
'elles that shows excerpts of
unt contrast the life in
1 to the wealth and poverty
' York.
16 East and West, starr-
py Picon
American Jewish Garment
wcturer takes his impish,
v'ng daughter to his
'ward native town in
1 for a family wedding, then
nopolitan Vienna for an ex
stoy, providing for some
8 and telling clashes of
between East and West,
pus and secular, old and new.
ilJ.L6 ~ TKe Mad Adven-
|/ Rabbx'Jacob
anti-Semitic businessman
^ an Orthodox rabbi
escape from Arab secret
Isaac Stern in China
Date subject to change. More in-
formation to follow.
The cost of the film series will
be $10 or $3.50 at the door per
film. The price includes
refreshments. Transportation will
be available upon request.
Friday. December 13. 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 9
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
8187 ELBOW LANE MOWTH. ST PETERSBURG, FLA. 33710. PM 81 3/3*4-5705
The Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County is now accep-
ting early registration for summer
Camp Kadima. June 16-Aug. 8.
Campers will participate in swim-
ming, arts and crafts, music,
drama, sports, outdoor activities,
dance, field trips, and overnights.
Kosher lunch and snacks are pro-
vided. Extended day care and
transportation are available.
Special: Same fees as last year.
no increase!!
Call for information about super
discounts that are being offered
for a limited time only.
The Jewish Community Center of
Pinellas County will hold its
winter Camp Kadima this year on
the following dates:
Dec. 23-Jan. 3 Regular hours:
9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Extended hours: 7
a.m.-6 p.m.
Winter Camp Kadima offers a
wide variety of activities for the
children to participate in. such as
field trips, arts and crafts, music,
sports, games, and much more.
Kosher lunches and snacks are
also provided for the campers.
Winter Camp Kadima is open to
children of school age, and a
kinder camp has been planned for
the pre-schoolers this year.
For more information contact
Betty Bohan at 344-5795.
Camp Kadima kids of the Jewish Community Center enjoying a
field trip. Registration now being accepted for winter and sum-
mer camp.
is now being
Come celebrate New Year's
Day with the Senior Friendship
Club on Wednesday, Jan. 1, begin-
ning at 5:30 p.m. at the Jewish
Community Center. A full course,
sit down, catered, kosher dinner
will be served.
There will be a live band provid-
ed for your dancing and listening
pleasure. Set-ups will be provided
(BYOB). Cost: $12 for members
and $13 for non-members. For
more information and to RSVP,
please contact Irving Silverman at
Fill a VoidAdopt-A-Grandchild
Moving to Pinellas County and
residing here as a young family or
retiree can be wrought with a pot-
pourri of feelings! After all the
necessary life-style adjustments
have been made, many begin to
feel that there remains something
missing in their lives.
We often hear feelings describ-
ing a "void" and a recurring need
for closer ties because their
families are elsewhere. While they
are happy with the sunny en-
virons, they miss loved ones and
wish to share or somehow re-
create those very special family
feelings here.
The Adopt-A-Grandchild Pro-
ject of Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service, Inc. was especially
designed to ease such feelings.
For couples with children and
single parents, Adopt-A-
Granchild provides an opportunity
for their children to experience a
"grandparent" relationship with
loving senior volunteers.
The "volunteering seniors" in
turn, receive the special joy and
delight only children can provide.
Both generations are matched in-
dividually and share very warm,
happy weekly visits for hopefully
years. What had been left behind
is now re-created!
Adopt-A-Granchild is available
to all Jewish residents of Pinellas
County. Presently, there are 40
"matches" successfully "fitting
the bill" and there is room for
more to join in on the special
Please contact Carol
Ungerleider, project director, at
381-1149 for additional
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Don't Miss Out
on the Most Fantastic
New Year's Eve Party in Town!!
8:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
The Showband Music for Everyone -11 ljaJ* "
Vocal. Routine. Top 40 Country Big Band Sound -
50'-Latin and MORE!!
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour
with Hor D'Oeuvres
9:30 p.m,11:00 p.m. Buffet Fantasy*
12:15 a.m,1:00a.m.- "Breakfast
Bagels to Eggs
Food Liquor Entertainment Hats
Noisemakers Champagne at Midnight
Party Party Party Champagne
Door Prizes Fun! Fun! Door Prizes
Entertainment! Liquor! Noisemakers!
Party Party Party!!!
7:30 P.M.
JCC of Pinellas County
8167 Elbow Lane North
Located in the North Georgia Mountains,
Camp Barney Medintz of the Atlanta Jewish
Community Center offers overnight camping
services for 2nd 10th graders.
Meet our Camp Director
See slides from our 1985 season
Enjoy light refreshments
Meet other interested parents and children
Find out why 500 children have already
registered for our 1986 season.
For further information, call:
(404) 396-3250
Winter Address: Camp Barney Medintz,
c/o AJCC,
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
Associate Director
Accredited by the American Camping Association

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, December 13, 1985
Menorah Manor Residents Give Thanks
The Residents of Menorah
Manor joined together for a tradi-
tional Thanksgiving Feast
prepared by the dietary staff.
After eating too much turkey and
pumpkin pie (with whipped topp-
ing) some of the residents told
some of the things that they were
thankful for this past year. Some
of the general comments were: for
feeling well, for our volunteers, to
have a family to enjoy, to be able
to live at Menorah Manor, and
that Hurricane Kate missed us.
Mrs. Ring was thankful that her
sister recovered from a broken
hip. Mrs. Eidelman was thankful
that her son was able to bring her
to Menorah Manor to live; Mrs.
Ozur was thankful that her son
came to visit her from New York
(it was a surprise) and Mrs.
Schlesinger was thankful that she
was able to attend her daughter s
50th wedding anniversary.
Many others had comments to
which they were thankful, but for
the most part it was all summed
up by the fact we are all thankful
that this year we have
Home for Jewish Living, and
truly that, "Our Home."
Chatter Box
Menorah Manor Continues to Grow,
So Does the Need for Volunteers
Menorah Manor has now been
open six months and is already
over two-thirds of the way full. As
the Resident population grows,
the need for volunteers is also
Volunteers are a vital ingre-
dient in the overall care that goes
into each of the Resident's plan of
care at Menorah Manor. They add
that extra special something that
helps maintain the tie that the
residents have with our communi-
ty. There is a great need for
volunteers willing to give time to
be a friend, developing programs,
and helping transport residents
around the Home, etc.
Menorah Manor prides itself in
the individual care and attention
that each Resident is able to
receive. Volunteers are an impor-
tant part of our team, adding to a
higher quality of life for our
Residents who have earned the
respect of this Jewish community
in years gone by.
The Home needs volunteers
willing to contribute time on a
steady basis. For further informa-
tion please contact Renee Krosner
at 345-2775, Ext. 38 to set up a
convenient time to talk and
discuss volunteer opportunities
available at Menorah Manor.
Training is provided for all
Issak Tavior Recital Benefits JNF
Recently, over 200 people at-
tended an extraordinary evening
with Israeli pianist Issak Tavior.
According to Dr. Ronald Pross.
President of the Gulf Coast Coun-
cil Jewish National Fund. "The
intimate evening in the Margaret
Heye Great Room of Ruth Eckerd
Hall is another example of the
JNF's effort to present Israeli
cultural events here in the Bay
area. It is also a wonderful feeling
to see so many in our community
work on the committee to make
the evening such a success. In ad-
dition to having a wonderful
cultural event, we are delighted
that needed funds have been rais-
ed through the ticket sales so that
the JNF can continue its work of
redeeming the land of Israel".
JNF Israel Independence
Day Trip to Israel
The Jewish National Fund
recently announced it will be con-
ducting a very special trip to Ir-
rael this Spring, from May 5-19.
According to Tour Chairmen
Bruce and Amy Epstein, "This
particular trip is so diversified
that it will appeal to everyone. It
has been planned so that it will be
just as exciting for the first time
visitor as for those who have been
there numerous times before. It is
the perfect chance for individuals
to go to Israel with the people who
know Israel the best."
Highlighting the trip will be two
extra special days. On May 13 is
Israel Memorial Day which is
followed by the celebration of
Israel Independence Day on the
14th. For these days, unique
events are planned for all visitors
and Israelis alike.
In addition to these activities,
those on the tour will visit the
historic and modern Israel. From
Caesaerea to the "agricultural
miracle" in the Negev Desert,
from Masada to the new frontiers
in the Northern Galilee, and from
the Wailing Wall to visits with
outstanding Israeli statesmen and
personalities, this trip has it all.
For more information please
call Bruce or Amy in Seminole at
392-8181 or the JNF Regional Of-
fice in Tampa at 1-800-282-4198
(tone) 8733.
Sun Bank has a sensational, money-saving
plan for you, featuring a combination of our
most popular banking services. Call or visit
your nearest Sun Bank office and ask for
SunHorizon 55.
Pictured with Issak Tavior are
(left) Mrs. Helen Hameroff.
general chairman of the event
and Mrs. Amy Epstein, vice
chairman. Mrs. Judy Levitt,
also a vice chaiman for the
event, is not pictured.
Federation Wants to
Know When Your
Group Meets
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County tries to keep up
with meetings and events of all
Jewish organizations in the com-
munity in an effort to avoid con-
flicts in scheduling.
A calendar of those events are
kept in the Federation office and
is used in compiling the Communi-
ty Calendar, which appears each
edition in the Floridian.
All synagogues, temples and
groups that are not currently be-
ing included in the calendar are
encouraged to call the Federation
office at 446-1033 or drop a note
to the Federation office, 301 S.
Jupiter. Clearwater. Fl. 33515.
Don't forget to include perti-
nent details of the event including
date, time and place.
Talk about luck, Roselyn and Leo Baum just missed
tropical storms in Florida and California on their recent
through the Panama Canal. It was smooth sailing all the
Unique in the annals of Pinellas County Jewish history Was,
blending of Temple Beth-El and Congregation B'nai IsrJl
honoring their long-time members Sonya and Irwin Miller
Dorothy and Maurice Goldblatt at an Israel Bond din
Especially interesting ia the fact that Sonya and Irw,
parent* were among the founders of both congregations.
The family contingent of the Millers included daughter J
and husband Craig Sher, Miriam Kahan, the Henrv Hah
Dr. Phil Benjamins and Dr. Lewis Shers.
The Goldblatt's daughter and husband was there. Ju
Ron Weisaman and Ina Clare Weissman.
Among the numerous well-wishers were the John Jo
Joseph Plotnicka, Max Zimmers. Arnold Argintarg, j,
Bakers and Jack Jenkinses. With the young crowd were ]
Wittner and Tom Silverberg.
Another family group was Inga and Simon Graner and Td
and Gerri Baruch.
It was a lovely evening for two super couples and for a i
worthwhile cause.
Congratulations to Pauline Obrentz who has been nomii
for Who's Who of American Women for her achievements L,,,
field of interior design, he has won national and international!
claim for her interir design work from Shaonon. Ireland toT
Italy as well as throughout the United States. Pauline, whi
fice is in Largo, has worked in our area for more than 18 yen
Speaking of successful women, in a malt- dominated field. Hd
Schulman and her daughter. Susan, operate a thriving induso
wiper plant in Tampa.
The Aviva Chapter of Hadassah had a bang up affair at theCo
iseum. Remember dance scenes of Coccoon tl were fib)
Carol Cray reports that the regulars were decked out in L
gowns, rhinestones. beads and baubles then a as no way too
dress them.
Among the Hadassah members dancing the I ighl away we
the Dr. Mitchell LeVines. Phil Wallaces. Michael Whiti
Ruth Cray. Sharon Feen. and Bette Damonny. E
such a great time, they intend to do it again -
Eight I'SYers from Congregation B'nai Israel will be spmi
part of their winter break in frigid Toronto. Canada where I
year's CSV International Convention is U'ing held.
The local I'SYers are: Robyn Diamond. Ellen Hanken.hw
Kay. Eric Merkow. Laurie Phillips. Steven Seder. Ho
Slomka and Sandv Worman.
Congratulations to Bonnie Baker who will r.aiveherd
torate in Counselor Education from the University of Florkht
month. Dr. Baker is the daughter of Martha and Irving T
well known residents of Clearwater and active members of Ta
pie B'nai Israel.
The Mitzvah Men's Club at Congregation B'nai 1?rael^'
special guest at a recent brunch. Jack Herman, vice presidenti
the International Federation of Men's Clubs, was there to pr
the First Place Torch Award to Mitzvah Men's Club Presx
Abraham Mellitz. Mr. Herman remarked that it was the lea
ship of men's clubs like the one at Congregation B nai Israeli
led the way for others.
Keep up the good work men.
Please send me your newsy items
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Community Calendar
^ya, CandlelighUng 5:19 p.m.
Toridian Deadline for Dec. 27 edition.
,tir i jeWish Community Center Couple's Club Cabaret
Jt at the Kent Center. 8:30 p.m. $20 per couple.
odar. 0** 15
Temple B'nai Israel Chai Club Chanukah party, 12:30 p.m.
emple Beth El Ch. nukah Dinner.
wish Federation of Pinellas County Major Gifts Dinner. 6
. Wine Cellar Restaurant.
i Bay Jewish Singles Council Chanukah Dance. Hyatt
ncy Hotel. Tampa. 7:30 p.m. $19 at the door.
Iwday. Dec. 1
Meir Friendship Club get together, card party.
Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah, Chanukah party. Temple
Shalom. Palm Harbor. Sophie Priedlander will speak on
, Jewry. Program: vocalist Arlene Grant with accom
Bernice Baum.
^et Jewry Rally. Temple B'nai Israel. 8 p.m.
ly. Dec. 17
RT St. Petersburg Afternoon Chapter. 12:30 p.m.. City of
-,, p Friday^December 13, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 11
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Kram: Louise Ressler's book review.
Wedneadar. Dec. 18
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mietirj Federatin f Pinellas Count-V J of directors
Thursday. Dec. 19
Kent Jewish Community Center board of directors meeting.
Friday. Dec. 20
Shabbat Candlelighting 5:22 p.m.
Sunday. Dec. 22
B'nai B'rith West Coast Council. Sunday morning breakfast.
10 a.m. Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County.
Jewish War Veterans Ladies' Auxiliary Bay Pines Hospital
visitation, 1 p.m.
Workmen's Circle Chanukah program and latke party. 1 p.m.
Oolda Meir Center. Clearwater.
Monday. Dec. 23
Golda Meir Friendship Club, card games.
Westwind ORT board meeting.
Tuesday. Dec. 24.
B'nai B'rith Women's general meeting.
Wednesday. Dec. 25.
Hadassah Aliyah Group board meeting.
National Council of Jewish Women regular meeting.
Friday. Dec. 27
Shabbat Candlelighting 5:26 p.m.
Floridian Deadline for Jan. 10 edition.
Saturday. Dec. 28
Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulfport, Adult Eduction Pro
gram. Piano recital by Eleanore Nudelman of Cleveland,
daughter-in-law of member Bill Nudelman, 7:30 p.m. Free.
Monday. Dec. 30
Golda Meir Friendship Club. New Year's party. Music, danc-
ing, refreshments. 1:30 p.m. $1 admission.
Tuesday. Dec. 31
Jewish War Veterans Paul Surenky Post No. 409 board
nee ting.
Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary New Year's Eve par-
ty. Golda Meir Center.

Editor's Note: In submitting items for the Community Calen-
dar, please include the full name of the organization, the date,
time and place of the meeting, list the program or speaker and
cost, if any.
Family Shabbat
I The Kol Rina choir of the
jiline Rivkind Talmud Torah is
iieduled to perform at the Fami-
| Shabbat Services at Congrega-
bn B'nai Israel, on Friday. Dec.
f. at 8 p.m. They will sing several
mbers in honor of the Festival
[Chanukah The Kol Rina choir
Insists of Talmud Torah
ludents from grades alef
[rough heh (third through
jventh grades).
Congregations, Organizations Events
Pauline Rivkind
3-and 4-year-olds of the
dine Rivkind Preschool will
icipate in a Sisterhood pro-
at the Jewish Community
ter for Congregate Dining.
ey have been singing with
idma Elsa (Elsa Gamse) who
accompany them on the piano.
nts and friends are invited to
College Brunch
Rabbi and Mrs. Jacob Luski will
host their annual College Brunch
on Sunday. Dec. 22. All college-
age students are invited. Please
call the synagogue office for fur-
ther information at 381-4900.
Chanukah Dance
The Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
Council is hosting a Chanukah
Dance, this Sunday evening, Dec.
15. at 7:30 p.m.. at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel, 221 Tampa St.,
Tampa. Elegance, sparkle and
magic will make this evening's
spectacular event simply ex-
quisite. The plush decor at the
Hyatt Regency will set the mood
for an evening of meeting new
friends. Live band and hors
d'oeuvre buffet provided, cash
bar; Dress: semi-formal. Cost: $19
at the door.
For more information call San-
dy at 797-3536 (Pinellas) or Cathy
at 969-3441 (Hillsborough)
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Jerry and Vicki Kurland
'Best of Burlesque'
At Breakfast
Jerry Kurland, the "Top
Banana," and his gorgeous co-star
wife Vicki from "The Best of
Burlesque" show will appear at
the B'nai B'rith Sunday morning
breakfast Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. at the
St. Petersburg Jewish Communi-
ty Center.
Every one is invited to come and
welcome to Pinellas County one of
the finest acts of its kind in all of
show business. Jerry Kurland and
his wife Vicki are appearing at the
Golden Apple Dinner Theatre un-
til Jan. 12.
Also scheduled to appear will be
University of South Florida Hillel
Director Rabbi Steven Kaplan
who will give a progress report on
the construction of the new Hillel
Jewish Student Center on the
USF campus. The Hillel Jewish
Student Center at the University
of South Florida is about to
become an important part of
Jewish heritage of the Tampa Bay
For further information call
Mort Zimbler, 321-1576.
Art Festival Nearing
Temple Beth-El's Annual Art
Festival, to be held Jan. 25,26 and
27 is moving at a rapid pair with
the Art Selection Committee
visit eries and artists in
i r to bring the finest and most
. itanding artists to the show.
This year, Sonya Miller who has
been active for many years in the
community, is joining Ellie Argil -
tar as Co-Chairman for the Tem-
ple Art Festival. There wil be
manv new artists joining the
festival this year, as well as a
display of the favorites of past
Brings "Goodies
For The Good-Guys'"
On Dec. 2.r>. selected on-duty
Pinellas Countj Police ard
Firefighter Units will be visited I y
NCJW members distributing
'(I.....lies for the Good-guys," holi-
,|a> baskets laden with baked
treats nuts and candies. Council
members are looking forward to
brineina holidaj cheer with our
thanks and appreciation to those
who are working on their holiday.
Volunteers are needed to help
prepare baskets and are needed to
deliver the baskets on Christmas
Day as well. For further informa-
tion, please call "Goodies for the
Good-guys," chairperson Marsha
Strong at 397-7858.
Visiting Scholar
Dr. Lawrence Mintz of the
University of Maryland will be the
Corn Visiting Scholar at Temple
B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Jan.
31-Feb. 2.
The three-day program will
begin with a dinner Friday night,
Jan. 31 and then Dr. Mintz will
speak from the pulpit at Shabbat
Services. His topic will be "A fun-
ny thing happened on the way."
On Saturday afternoon, Feb. 1,
at 4 p.m., Dr. Mintz will lecture on
"The motives and functions of
Jewish humor." The speech will
be followed by Havdalah and a
buffet supper.
On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Dr.
Mintz will conclude the series at
the Brotherhood breakfast. His
topic will be "Laughing to keep on
crying: The case against Jewish
Reservations must be made by
Jan. 18. Cost is $15 per person for
the Friday night dinner and $5 per
person for the Saturday buffet
College Get Together
Temple B'nai Israel in Clear-
water will hold its annual get
together of college students with
Rabbi Arthur Baseman on Satur-
day Dec. 21 at 10:30 a.m. All
college-age students are invited to
have Shabbat breakfast-brunch
with the Rabbi.
For reservations, call the Tem-
ple office at 531-5829.
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