The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County

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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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Jewish Floridian
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Fred K. Shochet
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Of Pinellas County
Volume 7 Number 2
Campaign '86
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, January 24, 1936
Price 35 Cents
Irving Bernstein to be
Blue and White
Ball Speaker
Irving Bernstein, former ex-
ecutive vice chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal, will be the
keynote speaker for the Campaign
'86 Blue and White Ball.
Dr. and Mrs. Maurice LeVine,
Blue and White Ball chaircouple,
and Dr. and Mrs. Fred Lieberman
and Dr. and Mrs. David Wolstein,
associate chaircouples, made the
announcement of Bernstein as
guest speaker.
The Blue and White Ball will
take place on Saturday, Feb. 8,
7:15 p.m. at the Don CeSar Hotel
on St. Petersburg Beach.
Minimum contribution to the
Combined Jewish Appeal cam-
paign is $1,250. The dinner charge
is $100 per couple.
Irving Bernstein was the ex-
ecutive vice chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal from 1969
through 1983 and in that capacity
served as the executive officer for
the American Jewish com-
munity's principal fund raising
agency for humanitarian
assistance to Federation cam-
paigns in the United States, Israel
and 33 other nations throughout
the world.
A recognized authority and
leader on American and interna-
tional communal affairs, Berns-
tein joined UJA in 1947 and was
its only executive leader who was
promoted from within the
organization. Bernstein retired
from managerial responsibility in
1983 and since then had assumed
active leadership in Jewish affairs
in the United States and abroad as
a volunteer.
His concern for the quality of
Jewish life throughout the world
Super Sunday '86
'We've Got
Your Number'
Irving Bernstein
led to his growing involvement in
international programs. Since
assuming his new role he has been
involved in Jewish communities in
Continued on Page 3-
Tu Bi-Shevat: A Mid-Winter
Spring Celebration
"If you are Jewish and living in
Pinellas County, you will probably
be receiving a phone call Sunday,
Feb. 2 from one of your friends er
neighbors," says Julius Malkin,
who with wife, Jean, is the 1986
Super Sunday chaircouple.
Super Sunday '86 is a national
phonathon effort to reach more
people and raise more money for
Jewish survival on a single day
than ever before.
To date over 260 volunteers
have signed up to work on Super
Sunday. Malkin says volunteers
will be asked for their own com-
mitment before calling their
fellow Jews in Pinellas County to
ask them for contributions to the
1986 campaign. Tens of thousands
of volunteers in other com-
munities across the country will
be doing the same.
To date over 250 volunteers
have signed up to work on Super
Malkin says Pinellas Jews
receiving calls on Super Sunday
might be interested to know that
those calling have not only
volunteered to work, but have
already made their pledge com-
mitments, a requirement of all
volunteers. The same is true of
tens of thousands of Super Sun-
day volunteers in other com-
munities across the nation.
Volunteers are still needed for
the 1:30-4 and 3:30-6 shifts at both
the JCC and Superior Surgical
Manufacturing Company (our
Super Sunday facilities). Please
send in your volunteer card or
volunteer coupon from the Flo-
Continued on Page 2-
Strange as it may seem, the
rites of spring will be celebrated
Jan. 25
All Jews, including those still
shivering under winter's deep
freeze, will be participating in a
joyous Tu Bi-Shevat, the Jewish
New Year of the Trees.
Tu Bi-Shevat is an ancient
agrarian holiday, reflecting how
our ancestors lived in close har-
mony with the cyles of nature. Ac-
cording to Jewish law, eating
from fruit trees was permitted on-
ly after the fifth year of planting,
following the fruit's being con-
secrated in the fourth. The fif-
teenth day of Shevat was settled
upon as the legal "birthday" of all
Customs associated with the
holiday are recent innovations
associated with 16th and 17th
Century mystic Kabbalists. They
encouraged the eating of the
fruits of Israel as expression of
longing for the Jewish homeland,
and even created a Tu Bi-Shevat
Seder. This special ceremony calls
for a table set in festive white, lit
by candles and complemented by
the fragrances of myrtle leaves
and flowers. Four cups of wine
and blessings over a variety of
fruits are all part of this Seder.
Tu Bi-Shevat signals the coming
of spring in Israel, a time when
the rains have let up and the
flowers are making their debut on
the hillsides. Tu Bi-Shevat
celebrations began in Israel on the
19th day of Tevet, which this year
fell on Dec. 31, and will continue
through This Sunday, Jan. 26,
during the month of Shevat.
The first day of the celebrations
also marked the 84th birthday of
the Jewish National Fund, the
organization responsible for af-
forestation and land reclamation
in Israel. The celebrations began
with a central tree-planting
ceremony on the shoreline of the
Sea of Galilee. Educators later
held a symposium on the working
of the land with JNF leaders and
government officials.
During Tu Bi-Shevat, 200,000
school children, teachers, Ethio-
pian immigrants, and Israelis
from all walks of life are expected
to plant tree saplings at 40 JNF
sites from the Golan Heights in
the North to Eilat in the South.
Included among the many fe-
stivities are major ceremonies to
be held in JNF forests with
government ministers and
Knesset members.
In major municipalities, shopp-
ing malls will feature JNF
camival-stvle displays of forest
Trees are planted in Israel.
furniture. On the eve of Tu Bi-
Shevat, a gala community sing-a-
long, including a program on af-
forestation with JNF world chair-
man Moshe Rivlin, will be broad-
cast live over Voice of Israel.
In the United States, Jews all
over the country participate in Tu
Bi-Shevat by contributing toward
JCC Shalom Newcomers Network
Continues Work On New Program
JNF-sponsored tree-planting ac-
tivities and fulfilling the ancient
mitzvah of creating new life on
Israel's sacred soil.
If you would like to plant a tree
in Israel at this special time of the
year, contact the Jewish National
Fund, 8405, N. Himes Ave. Tam-
pa, 33614 or call JNF in Tampa at
933-TREE or if you have a push
button phone there is a toll-free
Fred Margolis
Anyone who has moved from
one area to another knows how
difficult it is to start over again.
There's getting used to the new
community, maybe getting the
children in a new school and
starting another job all part of
our involvement in the daily
But there's also getting
established in a new Jewish
community-finding out where the
synagogues and temples are, what
the religious school schedule is
and maybe where the kosher but-
cher is.
The Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County, in cooperation
with the National Jewish Welfare
Board, is working to make the
transition less traumatic for new
The JCC is organizing the
Pinellas version of the Shalom
Newcomers Network, under the
guidance of coordinator Louise
Ressler, a volunteer, and JCC ex-
ecutive director Fred Margolis.
The program itself is nation-
wide, sponsored by the Jewish
Welfare Board of New York City.
Through the national connection,
Pinellas residents who plan to
move may be able to learn about
their new city before they ever
move by requesting information
from the Shalom Newcomers Ne-
twork in the other city.
"I know when we moved to
1~mpa in 1947 from Cleveland,
Ohio, we would have appreciated
something like this," Mrs. Ressler
said. "We didn't know the city
and ended up locating in an area
that was the county. We were so
far from the temple that it was
A Shalom Newcomers Network
committee, made up of represen-
tatives from interested Jewish
groups and agencies countywide,
has held two meetings already to
set guidelines for what the goal
should be of the local program.
The goal is to have a Shalom
Newcomers Network welcoming
package available at the JCC, the
Federation office and at the hea-
dquarters of other interested
Jewish groups.
But what should go into such a
Earlier this month, committee
members weighed the various
The committee decided to
amend the national guidelines
suggested for Shalom Newcomers
Network programs, and tailor the
Continued on Page 6-

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, January 24, 1986
Project Renewal-Tel Mond:
A Partnership That Works
Memo from the President
Even before the rebirth of
Israel, Jews scattered around the
world had a partnership helping
each other.
Today, we all see the partner-
ship between the diaspora and
Israel, each partner living up to
his or her responsibility of part-
nership of supporting our con-
tinual existence in the world, sup-
port by those who are in a position
to help those in need.
One such important support
project is our association with
Project Renewal and Tel Mond,
the Israeli city that Pinellas Jews
have selected as our twin.
Through the Jewish Federation
of Pinellas County, with Herb
Schwartz as Project Renewal
chairman, we as Pinellas Jews
have pledged to raise $400,000 for
Project Renewal Tel Mond. We're
over half there already.
Federation officers are asking
that we all also remember Tel
Mond as we consider our CJA '86
The campaigns are running con-
currently but are separate.
"We hope Pinellas Jews will
also dig deep for that little bit ex-
tra to give as a special gift for Tel
Mond," Schwartz said.
That's how the partnership
Tel Mond children line up to welcome a delegation including
Pinellas visitors.
As Diaspora Jews, we promised
to provide the means for social
needs for the new nation of Israel.
We also promised to bring Jews
from wherever they lived in
danger in the world.
We promised to continue our
tradition of Tzedakah.
We promised to give them the
opportunity to earn a better way
of life, better housing, better jobs,
more self-confidence.
We promised Project Renewal
a promise to help Asian and
North African Jews help
themselves assimilate and become
contributing citizens of Israel.
Contributions for Project
Rernewal can be sent to the
Federation office, 301 S. Jupiter
Ave., Clearwater, Fla. 33515.
Congregation B'nai Israel Great
Ideas Weekend Planned
The Adult Studies Commission
of Congregation B'nai Israel, St.
Petersburg, announces its annual
Great Ideas Weekend to be held
this year Friday, Jan. 31 through
Sunday, Feb. 2.
The guest scholar in residence
will be Rabbi Neil Gillman,
associate provost and Young
Men's Philanthropic League
Assistant Professor in Jewish
Philosophy at the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America.
Rabbi Gillman will present three
Super Sunday '86
Continued from Page 1
ridian to the Federation office.
"Super Sunday is not new to
Pinellas County and we are proud
that members of the Jewish Com-
munity continue to volunteer year
after year," says Mel Fergen-
baum, Associate Chair with wife,
Myrna, for Super Sunday '86.
"We encourage all our volunteers
to wear their Super Sunday T-
shirts from previous years. It's
fun to share stories of Super
Sundays gone by."
This year the JCC on Elbow
Lane will be offering a baby-si-
tting service for the children of
our Super Sunday volunteers.
Please contact the JCC (344-5795)
for further information.
This year, the Super Sunday
Committee is planning for a
children's poster display. Mark
Silk, the executive director of the
Jewish Day School is asking
Jewish Educators in the communi-
ty to involve their students in the
Super Sunday poster display. If
you would like to participate in the
poster display, please contact
Mark Silk at 381-8111.
Yes, I Will Take Part In
On Sunday, February 2,1986

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i '.
Rabbi Neil Gillman
lectures on "The Search for
Ideology in Conservative Jud-
He will speak on the following
Friday at 8 p.m. services on
"Historical Background: Reform
and Neo-Orthodoxy in 19th Cen-
tury Germany and the U.S."
Saturday at 9 a.m. services, on
"The Founding Ideology of the
Jewish Theological Seminary:
Morais, Schecter and Finkelstein.
Sunday morning, after 9:30
a.m. brunch, on "The Centennial
Perspective: Where do we go
after the ordination of women?"
Sunday morning's "Great Ideas
Weekend Brunch" will require
reservations by Monday, Jan. 27.
Please call the synagogue office at
381-4900 for further information.
Rabbi Gillman. who has lectured
before at Congregation B'nai
Israel, and throughout the Tampa
Bay area, through his position of
Associate Provost, supervises an
extensive Outreach Lecture pro-
gram of adult and community
education for Conservative con-
gregations across the country.
A native of Quebec, Canada,
Rabbi Gillman graduated from
McGill University, Montreal,
Canada, in 1954 with honors in
French and Philosophy. He was
ordained at the Jewish
^ Continued on Page &
Shoshana S. Cardin, president
of the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions, addressed the General
Assembly and discussed Jewish
continuity. The following are ex-
cerpts of her talk.
"We are becoming increasingly
aware that our raison d'etre is not
only philanthropy, not only rescue
and service. We are demanding of
ourselves that we assume ever-
greater responsibility for ensur-
ing our Jewish individual and col-
lective future our Jewish
"It is no accident, therefore,
that we, the Federation move-
ment, have consciously adopted a
commitment to Jewish creative
continuity as the core the very
essence the central theme of
our movement. Our Jewish com-
munity Federation system is and
will increasingly become the com-
munity organization model for
Jewish communities in the
Diaspora, because our effective
and conscious blending of
American volunteerism and
Jewish values has enabled us to
respond creatively to the essential
needs of today and tomorrow with
alacrity and flexibility.
"In addition to our ability to
mobilize quickly and to serve in a
manner which ensures the here
and now, the immediate and the
obvious, we also have the ability in
this process to look ahead to en-
sure our community our
"Our society generally, and our
people in particular, move much
too quickly for our Federations
and other forces to keep us
together. We must acknowledge
that ours is a growing national
society a continental commu-
"A significant segment of our
population moves at such a pace
that they are hardly in any locale
long enough to develop a sense of
local loyalty, local affinity, local
involement least of all, local
commitments. It behooves us,
therefore, to start fostering a
sense of national community with
national commitments, national
loyalties, national affinities and
indentifications both in Canada
and in the United States.
"The single greatest threat to
our Jewish community is disaf-
filiation and nonaffiliation.
History has proven that Jews
need fraternity with other Jews to
ensure their continuity. The ac-
tive, creative affiliation of Jews is,
therefore, a value which we must
foster with ever-increasing
"Affiliation with Jewish
organizational life is and must be
a value unto itself. We as Federa-
tions have to encourage Jews to
join and participate in Jewish
Communty Centers, in
synagogues, in men's and
women's groups, in adult and
youth groups, in married groups
or singles organizations, in Jewish
educational systems, formal and
informal, and in Jewish cultural
institutions. The Jewish organiza-
tional connector is one of the most
serious commitments we must
undertake in our responsibility to
promote Jewish continuity. Unaf-
Stanley Newmark
filiated Jews rarely transmit the
value of continuity to those who
follow them.
"Federation affiliation alone is
insufficient particularly if that
affiliation is only through a gift
and does not include a broader in-
volvement in Federation ac-
tivities, agency service or co-
mmittee service. This is a respon-
sibility that only the Federations
can undertake. It is a message
that Federations must broadcast
to all within their hearing.
"Moreover, in addition to local
affiliation, the Federation move-
ment, locally and through CJF na-
tionally, must encourage that af-
filiation become portable that
is, joining a synagogue of any
branch of Judaism, or joining a
Jewish Community Center, will
afford an individual, when moving
to a community, the right to be ac-
cepted as a member of that
synagogue branch or of that
Jewish Community Center, as
Jews continue to move from com-
munity to community.
"A commitment by Federations
to the value of affiliation, I
believe, also places additional
responsibilities upon Federations,
and upon us this is, that those
points of potential affiliation for
Jews, whether they be
synagogues, centers, organiza-
tions or schools, must offer the
highest quality of programming,
services and edcuation available.
"We must encourage, in an ever
more aggressive manner,
outreach. Jews (believe it or not)
are shy. The Rabbis have told us
that. Except for a few, they do not
seek out affiliation, particularly in
new enviroments. It behooves us,
therefore, to pursue and invite in
new environments, with warmth
and with ahavah with love
Jews who may be new to a com-
munity or new to Jewish organiza-
tional life. It is one of the oldest
traditions of our people. It began
with Abraham hachnasat or-
chim, welcoming transients and
strangers and making them feel
comfortable and at ease in our
"We ought not to fear diversity
or pluralism. Jewish life was
never monolithic. Diverse
opinions, points of view and
ideologies should must feel a
sense of security and comfort
within our Federations, provided,
of course, that they do not compel
us, Federations or CJF, to become
instruments of divisiveness in
Jewish Life."
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Blue and White Ball
Continued from Page 1
Australia, South Africa, Europe
and North and South America.
Bernstein is a member of the
Board of Governors of the Jewish
Agency of Israel and serves as
chairman of its Communications
Committee. He is a member of
both the Executive Committee
and the Board of the American
Joint Distribution Committee and
the Board of the United Israel Ap-
peal, the United Jewish Appeal of
Greater New York, the National
UJA Campaign Cabinet and the
Institute of American Jewish
Israeli Relations of the American
Jewish Committee.
Bernstein was the first chair-
man of the Holocaust Memorial
Museum Committee appointed by
President Jimmy Carter and con-
tinued by President Ronald
Reagan. He serves today as a
member of the Executive of the
Holocaust Memorial Museum
Council headed by Elie Wiesel.
Bernstein is active in the educa-
tional community, he is a visiting
professor at Brandeis University,
former chairman of the Board of
Advisors for Brandeis Univer-
sity's Hornstein Programs for
Graduate Studies in Jewish Com-
munal Service, a member of the
Advisory Council of the Center
for Modern Jewish Studies at
Brandeis and was the 1980
Milender Fellow in Jewish com-
munal leadership at the Philip
Lown School of Near Eastern and
Judaic Studies. He is a member of
the Advisory Committee for the
Hebrew Union College School of
Jewish Communal Service in Los
angeles and serves as a consultant
for the Development Program of
Johns Hopkins University.
His interest in education is evi-
dent in his involvement in institu-
tions of higher learning in the
United States and Israel. Berns-
tein is national vice chairman of
Yeshiva University's Centennial
Campaign. He is an associate
member of the Board of Gover-
nors of Hebrew University, the
Jerusalem College of Technology,
Bezalel Academy of Arts and
Design and Ben Gurion Univer-
sities. He is also a member of the
Board of Regents of the Interna-
tional Committee of the Institute
of Contemporary Jewry of
Hebrew University and a member
of the International Center for
University Teaching of Jewish
Civilization in the office of the
President of Israel.
His concern for the quality of
Jewish life extends into areas of
economy and health, for he also
serves on the Committee for
Economic Growth of Israel and is
a member of the Board of
Children's Hospital in Israel. He is
also a member of the Jewish
Family Center Advisory Board
and the Advisory Board Ex-
ecutive Committee of the William
Petschek National Jewish Family
Center of the American Jewish
Committee, the National Society
of Fundraising Executives and a
member of the Executive Com-
mittee of the Conference of
Jewish Communal Service.
A veteran of the United States
Air force (1942-45), Bernstein
holds a Bachelor of Social
Sciences degree from the City
B'nai Israel Presents
Gorn Visiting Scholar
Dr. Lawrence E. Mintz, Ass-
ociate Professor of American
Studies at the University of
Maryland in College Park, Md.,
will be the weekend guest speaker
for the Gorn Visiting Scholar Pro-
gram on Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at
Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S.
Belcher Rd., Clearwater.
Dr. Mintz was born in the
Bronx, N. Y. He dropped out of De
Witt Clinton High School to join
the United States Air Force.
While stationed at Sumter Air
Force Base, he attended the
University of South Carolina at
night. Dr. Mintz received his BA
in English from the University of
South Carolina, and his MA and
PhD in American Studies and
English from Michigan State
He has been teaching at the
University of Maryland since
1974. His particular area of exper-
tise is Jewish humor. Dr. Mintz
will speak on the following days:
Friday night at Shabbat Ser-
vices at 8 p.m. on "A Funny Thing
Happened to Us on the Way"
which is an overview of Jewish
humor from Biblical times to the
Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.
prior to the Havdalah Service, Dr.
Mintz will discuss "The Motives
and Functions of Jewish Humor."
He will describe the purpose of
Dr. Lawrence Mintz
anti-Semitic caricature and self-
deprecating humor. Audience par-
ticipation will be encouraged.
Sunday, at the Brotherhood
Breakfast at 10 a.m., Dr. Mintz
will address the problem of
"Laughing to Keep on Crying: the
Case against Jewish Humor."
The public is invited to hear Dr.
Mintz speak and there is no
charge. There is a charge for the
dinner preceding Shabbat Ser-
vices on Friday, the buffet follow-
ing Havdalah Services on Satur-
day, and the Brotherhood
Breakfast on Sunday. For reser-
vations call 581-5829.
No Emigration For Polish Dissident
PARIS (JTA) The Polish Foreign Ministry has, in
Warsaw, issued a statement asserting that Marek
Edelman, one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto upris-
ing, has not been allowed to emigrate to France, but has
been granted only a visa to visit his family for 28 days in
France, according to the World Jewish Congress office
The 64-year-old Edelman, who helped organize and
lead the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, was also arrested in 1981
for his activities on behalf of the outlawed Solidarity trade
union. His wife left Poland several years ago, and has since
been living unobtrusively in France.
Jewish Federation
Pinellas County
on behalf of the
Jewish Appeal
Requests the honour of your presence
k at the
Sixth Annual
Blue & White Ball
Cocktails Dinner Dancing
Saturday Evening February 8th, 1986
at 7:15 p.m.
at the

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Don CeSar Hotel
3400 Gulf Boulevard
Petersburg Beach. Florida
One Hundred Dollars per Couple
Federation office.
Dietary Laws
$1250 Minimum Donation in
NH6 Combined Jc*ixh Appeal
College of New York and a Master
of Arts degree from Columbia
University's Teachers College. He
was a teacher and social worker
before joining UJA.
He is a lifetime member of
Further information may be ob-
tained regarding the Blue and
White Ball by calling the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County at
Widowers Meet
Widowhood is one of the most
painful adjustments people have
to make to life. The loss of a loved
partner causes painful wrenches
in feelings and lifestyle.
Widowhood can create severe
sadness and loss, feelings of
helplessness and hopelessness,
anger at the loved one for leaving
and anger at life and God for tak-
ing the spouse.
All these feelings are normal
and to be expected, and they don't
leave quickly. One of the best
methods for widowed persons to
handle their grief is to meet
together and share their feelings
and experiences.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service, and the Jewish Communi-
ty Center in St. Petersburg, have
been jointly conducting a widowed
person's course led by Iris Lee,
Director of Counseling and
Outreach for GCJFS. The group
has been meeting for four weeks
and will continue for an additional
four weeks.
Most of the people in the group
have been widowed about one
year and are beginning to adjust
to their single status.
However, it has not been an
easy year for anyone. Living alone
after so many years of living with
another person, causes feelings of
strangeness and uncomfor-
tableness. One woman described
keeping all her important papers
and valuables packed in a shopp-
ing Lee
ing bag in case she had to leave
quickly. She laughs at her reaction
now, but this was one way she
coped for many months.
Loneliness is the hardest feeling
to adjust to and people have dif-
ferent strategies for dealing with
it. Some people get very busy and
run all the time, others withdraw
into themselves, some depend on
relatives. Whatever method peo-
ple find for coping, eventually, in
order to feel better, they must ac-
cept the loss of their spouse and
they must accept that they are in a
new phase of life.
The concept of the widower's
course is to help people begin to
move forward in their life and
meet the many challenges that lie
ahead. Life does continue after
widowhood and it can be sweet
cJewish Floridian
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday. January 24, 1986
Martin Luther King Praised
For Support Of Jewish Freedom
NEW f YORK "American
Jews always knew we could count
upon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
to be at our side when the rights
and security of Jews were
threatened," recalled Jacqueline
K. Levine, chairwomen of the Na-
tional Jewish Community Relati-
ons Advisory Council, in a state-
ment to mark the first observance
on Jan. 20 of a national holiday
commemorating the late civil
rights leader's birth.
The NJCRAC is the national
coordinating body for the field of
Jewish community relations, com-
prised of 11 national and 113 local
Jewish/ community relations
"What made Dr. King such a
compelling national spokesman
tor America's civil rights revolu-
tion," said the NJCRAC leader,
"was his clear agreement with the
principle that guides the field of
Jewish community relations: the
indivisibility of human rights. As
he stated almost two decades ago,
when, through a national
telephone network, he addressed
Human Rights Day rallies in all
parts of the country coordinated
by the NJCRAC, The denial of h-
uman rights anywhere is a threat
to the affirmation of human rights
"Dr. King was particularly elo-
quent in applying this principle to
the plight Jews face in the Soviet
Union," continued Mrs. Levine.
Said Dr King: 'While Jews in
Russia may not be physically
murdered as they were in Nan
Germany, they are facing every
day a kind of spiritual and cultural
genocide ... Negroes can well
understand and sympathize with
this problem. When you are writ-
ten out of history as a people,
when you are given no choice but
to accept the majority culture, you
are denied an aspect of your own
identity. Ultimately you suffer a
corrosion of your self-
understanding and your self-
respect.' "
"And in 1968, the days before
he was murdered," the NJCRAC
leader observed, "Dr. King shared
with members of the Rabbinical
Assembly his profound understan-
ding of Israel's achievements, its
desire for peace, and its need for
Todd Pardoll
Randi Mailer
Bari Hoffman
Todd Carl Pardoll, son of Dr
and Mrs. Peter Pardoll was called
to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Jan. 11 at Congregation B'nai
Israel, St. Petersburg.
Todd is a seventh-grader in the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School and is active in Kadima
and last summer attended a USY
convention in North Carolina.
Todd is the first boy to become a
Bar Mitzvah from the Jewish Day
School. He is vice president of the
student council. Dr. and Mrs. Par-
doll hosted a kiddish luncheon on
Saturday, Jan. 11 at Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel and Todd held a
party for his friends Saturday
night at the Wine Cellar
Randi Janel Mailer, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Mailer
will be called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 25 at
Congregation B'nai Israel.
Randi is a student in the
Congregation B'nai Israel Talmud
Torah. She is a seventh-grader in
the Cottingham School. Her hob-
bies include bowling, boating,
swimming, reading and travel.
Mr. and Mrs. Mailer will host a
reception Saturday, Jan. 25 at the
Kapok Tree Restaurant, Madeira
Beach. Special guests will include
friends and relatives from New
York, Chicago, Los Angeles and
Bari Sandra Hoffman, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Grossman
and the late David Hoffman, will
be called to the Torah as a Bat
Mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 25 at
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater.
Bari is a student in the Temple
Hebrew and Sunday school and is
Day School Principal To
Chair Conference
Mark Silk, principal of the P-
ineUaa County Jewish Day School,
has been selected to chair the for-
thcoming Jewish Educators
Assembly Convention to be held
March 30-April 2 at the Concord
Hotel, in Kiamesha lake, N.Y. The
anaual convention is attended by
Conservative Jewish educators fr-
om the United States, Canada and
The theme of the convention is
"A Celebration of Jewish Educa-
tion: Models That Work." Dr.
Jonathan Woocher, incoming
Director of Jewish Educational
Services of North America and
currently a professor at Brandeis
University, will deliver the
keynote address.
"Throughout this convention
we will be examining our collec-
tive successes in order to
transplant them throughout our
institutions. In addition, we will
be studying the findings of the Ef-
fective Schools/Effective
Teaching research for possible ap-
plication to our schools," Silk said.
Professional workshops will
focus on a different area each day:
Monday will focus on effective
schools, Tuesday will feature ef-
Matthew Cohen
the seventh-grade representative
of the Junior Youth Group.
Her Soviet twin for her Bat
Mitzvah is Yosef Aranovich.
A seventh-grader at Dunedin
Middle School, Bari is a member
of the Bonnie Lads and Lassies
Select Chorus. She is also a
member of "The Company" of
Bodyfit where she studies ballet,
tap and jazz.
Mr. and Mrs. Grossman will
host a reception Saturday, Jan. 25
in Bari's honor.
Special guests will include
grandparents, aunts and uncles
and friends from New York, New
Jersey, Texas, California, Penn-
sylvania and Florida.
Matthew Jed Cohen, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Mel Cohen will be called
to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Feb. 1 at Temple B'nai Israel,
Matt attends Largo Middle
School where he is in the seventh
He enjoys sports and singing
and is looking forward to
attending Camp Coleman this
Mel and Jan Cohen will host a
reception in honor of Matt's Bar
Special guests will include
grandparents Libbie and Leo Ap-
plebaum of St. Petersburg and
Mrs. Rose Cohen of Cleveland,
Mark Silk
fective teaching, and Wednesday
will be devoted to personal
Mark Silk, convention chair-
man, hat. been principal of the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School in St. Petersburg since
1982. Locally, he has chaired the
Tampa Bay Jewish Educators
Council. He is a graduate of the
Jewish Theological Seminar, Col-
umbia University, Brandeis
University, and State University
of New York at Albany, where he
is completing his dissertation in
education within the Department
of Program Development and
1 MO 432 3708
'What is needed in the Middle
East is peace Peace for Israel
means security, and we must
stand with all our might to protect
its right to exist (and) its ter-
ritorial integrity ... Israel is one
of the ;reat outposts of
democracy in the world, and a
marvelous example of what can be
done, how desert land can be
transformed into an oasis of
brotherhood and democracy.
Peace for Israel means security
and that security must be a
"In his life's work," Mrs.
Levine noted, "Dr. King ex-
emplified the interdependence
and interrelatedness we all share,
as individuals and as members of
ethnic, religious and racial com-
munities, in the quest for freedom
and dignity. He understood that
none of us can go it alone; that
none of us can achieve our goals or
sustain our achievements without
entering into supportive coa-
litions. The ways in which Dr.
King put these principles into
practice, along with our desire to
see social justice, is what drew so
many American Jews to march at
his side from Selma to Mon-
tgomery and in Washington, D.C.,
and to suppo-t his work
throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
In honoring Dr. King, Mrs.
Levine concluded, we must
"rededicate ourselves to the task
of continuing the work Martin
Luther King was so cruelly
prevented from completing. And
let us do so in a spirit of universal
concern about human rights at
home and abroad, regardless of
the race, color, creed or national
origin of either the oppressed or
their oppressors."
Kent Jewish Community
Center News
The Kent JCC announces a
preparation course for the S.A.T.
exam beginning on Thursday,
Feb. 6 from 7-10 p.m. This six-we-
ek session will help students im-
prove scores on math and verbal
skills. The Kent JCC is located at
1955 Virginia Street, Clearwater.
Fee is $35 for members; $45 for
non-members plus $7.50 for
review book if needed.
Call 736-1494 for more
Wonderful Wednesday Pro-
gram for tots 2 and 3 years old is
being planned at the Kent JCC.
An hour of music, story-telling
and snacks is scheduled to begin
Wednesday morning, Feb. 5.
For further details and reserva-
tions, contact Caryn Perkins at
Teen and Tween Council
meetings for the Greater Clear-
water Council of Jewish Youth at
the Kent Center have been
rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb.
Tween Council will meet on
Wednesdays at 5:45-7 p.m.
Teen Council will now meet
from 7:15-8:45 p.m. on the same
Call Caryn Perkins for more
details at 736-1494.
The Maccabee Braves group of
the Kent JCC miniature golf
outing originally scheduled for
Sunday, Jan. 26 has been
rescheduled for Feb. 16 at 2:30
p.m. at Storms Golf, Gulf-to-Bay.
The Maccabee Braves is open to
boys, grades K-2 and a parent
For more information, call the
Kent Center at 736-1494.
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, January 24, 1986
Congregations, Organizations Events
Volunteer At Menorah Manor
The Chabad Woman of Valor
Club will soon begin a volunteer
program at the Menorah Manor
Jewish home for the aged. The
members have set up a program
which includes monthly visits to
the residents. A unique feature of
this new project is that childcare
will be provided during visiting
times by other participants in the
Renee Krosner, director of pro-
grams and volunteers for
Menorah Manor and Rabbi
Shlomo Sawilowsky of Chabad
Lubavitch of Pinellas County will
lead an orientation session at
Menorah Manor. Mrs. Krosner
will discuss ways to use volunteer
time most productively. Rabbi
Sawilowsky will give a short talk
on the Mitzvah of Tiferes Z'kanim
(Biblical Commandment of
honoring the elderly), which is
fulfilled in part through programs
such as this.
If you are interested in par-
ticipating in this project, please
come to the orientation session on
Sunday, Jan. 26 at 10:15 a.m. at
Menorah Manor, 255-59th Street
North in St. Petersburg or call
Chabad Lubavitch at 584-7756.
The Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
Council is sponsoring an evening
of mixing, mingling and dancing
Sunday, Feb. 9.
The party will be held at Ben-
nigan's at Crossroads, 2126
Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg
from 7:30 p.m. until midnight.
The Singles will have Ben-
nigan's Back Room all to them-
selves. A Bennigan's disc jockey
will provide the music and you can
dance the night away on the rais-
ed dance floor featuring special
A special menu service and cash
bar will be available.
Cost: $4 at the door. That's the
side entrance, by the way.
For more information, call San-
dy at 797-3536.
Sex will be topic
"Sex For Men After 50" will be
the topic of a talk by Dr. William
LaRosa Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at
the Golda Meir Center, 302 So.
Jupiter St., Clearwater. The 1:30
p.m. lecture, sponsored by the
Clearwater Lodge 2603 of B'nai
B'rith, is open to the public.
Dr. LaRosa, whose specialties
include diseases of the lower
urological tract, sexual disfunc-
tion and incontinence, has
previously conducted seminars on
Diabetic impotence. He is a
member of the first medical group
in Clearwater to implant an in-
flatable prosthesis in a patient.
A third generation Floridian,
Dr. LaRosa was born in Clear-
water in 1952 and is a graduate of
Washington and Lee University,
Lexington, Va. and Tulane
Medical School, New Orleans. He
served his residency at the State
University of New York Hospital
Chatter Box
Milton Berle And a Grandson, Too
Rolling in the aisle with laughter at Milton Berle's performance
at Ruth Eckerd Hall were many familiar faces. Among those
there were Ida Tarnow, Rhea Jack and her son visiting from
Canada, and Esther and Dave Goldman. Esther's daughter, San-
dy, presented her with a brand new grandson that very morning
at 2 a.m. The Goldmans left the next day to stay with the baby's
big sister while the mommy is in the hospital.
popf60Celebration For Workmen
While the local Workmen's Circle, headed by Lil Brescia is cele-
brating its second anniversary, the National Workmen's Circle is
in its 85th year. The original concept was to provide a meeting
place for Jewish workers, mostly immigrants to the United
Halley's Comet Jewish-style
The Jewish angle to Halley's comet was inevitable. Rabbi Zvi II-
ani of Ilan University reports it was mentioned in the Talmud. As
the story goes, in the year 95, two rabbis were journeying to
Rome in a ship beset by storms. When food supplies ran out, one
rabbi had brought extra supplies, which he shared. When asked
why, he replied: "A certain sun rises once in 70 years and leads
the sailors astray and I suspected it might rise and lead us astray
and cause this delay."
A Touch Of Jewish England
If you visit the Surfside Dining Room in the Breckenridge
Resort Hotel, St. Petersburg Beach, and think you hear English
accents from the management, you're right.
Stephen Korn and Gordon Harris, partners in the venture, are
new arrivals in Pinellas, hailing from London, England.
Korn and Harris were both active members of orthodox
synagogues in London, and well versed in Jewish customs and
dietary laws. Korn was among the most well known kosher
caterers in the London area. Harris on the other hand took over a
kosher deli and bakery on the outskirts of London in an area call-
ed Redbridge, which has one of the highest Jewish populations in
Soon, with the arrival of Harris' son, the two will be offering a
specialty from their English ventures English style bagels
("They're nothing like American bagels," Harris says) and
challah using their own "secret" recipe. The specialty will be a
mainstay at the Jewish-style Shabbat dinner served each Friday
at the Breckenridge, but the duo also plans to cater weddings, bar
mitzvahs and other special gatherings.
Korn sold his business in England and the family has relocated
in Pinellas. Harris retained his English business, which is being
managed by his daughter, while his wife and son are relocating in
Seminole. Meanwhile, Harris is commuting between London and
St. Petersburg Beach, now that's a commute!
Share your simchas. Call Gladys Other (866-2007) or send your
item to Gladys do the Jewish Floridian at the Federation office,
301 S. Jupiter At*., Clearwater, Fla. 3SS15.
in Stoney Brook, N.Y., with addi-
tional urological residency at
Louisiana Sate University Ho-
spital in New Orleans. He also
served as chief resident, Loui-
siana State University Charity
Hospital in New Orleans.
Slides and prosthetic display
will accompany his talk.
Refreshments will be served.
Men's Club Breakfast
The Men's Club of Co-
ngregation Beth Sholom,
1944-54th Street, Gulfport, will
hold its monthly breakfast on Sun-
day, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the
Social Hall.
The guest speakers will be
Mayor Yvonne Johnston of
Gulfport and Mayor Tom Ravelli
of South Pasadena. They will
speak on the needs of, and ser-
vices given to the residents of
their respective cities. Both will
answer questions.
Members and guests are in-
vited. Price of breakfast $2.50
Calendar of Events
Torah Fund Birthday Brunch
Sisterhood is looking forward to
a Happy Birthday Brunch in
honor of the Seminary: 100 years
of academic excellence and
spiritual leadership. The guest
speaker will be Rabbi David Rose
of Congregation Kol Ami in
Tampa, who will speak about his
experiences at the Seminary. The
brunch will be Thursday, Feb. 6 at
11 a.m. Call Chairman Jackie
Jacobs at 360-2444, for further
Sisterhood Shabbat
"A Celebration of Jewish
American Women" is the theme
for Sisterhood Shabbat to be held
Friday evening, Feb. 14 and
Saturday morning, Feb. 15. The
theme will highlight a profile of
four Jewish American women and
their influence in the fields of
education, poetry, science and
politics. Shabbat services begin at
8 p.m.; Shabbat morning services
begin at 9 a.m., at Congregation
B'nai Israel, 301-59th St. N. St.
Flea Market
Come make the flea market a
great success. It is a joint venture
of the Sisterhood and the Men's
Club. Do you need assistance in
bringing your pink elephants to
the synagogue? Then call John
Sommella (347-8485), Sandy
Lubisco (343-4320), or the
synagogue office (381-4900). The
flea market will be held in the
Fellowship Hall at Congregation
B'nai Israel, Sunday, Feb. 23,
beginning at 8 a.m.
Be sure to come out support
the Sisterhood and Men's Club,
and find yourself some great
Purim Festival
Volunteers Needed
The Women's League of Con-
gregation Beth Shalom, Clear-
water, is presenting its first an-
nual "Purim Festival" on March
23. It will include an International
Jewish Food Fair and Arts and
Crafts Show as well as carnival
games, exhibitions and entertain-
ment. We are currently seeking
volunteer entertainers for this
fundraising event. Anyone who is
interested can call Mrs. Falcon at
Need to send a special greeting,
mark an occasion or select
centerpieces for your son's Bar
Mitzvah or daughter's wedding?
Perhaps NCJW Suncoast Sec-
tion can help!
NCJW has developed a new
facet of creativity and expression:
"Flower Power." Under the
guidance of talented Shiela Miller,
NCJW offers beautiful, original s-
ilk or life floral arrangements for
any occasion. For more than two
years, NCJW has "dressed" some
of the most handsome parties and
gatherings in town.
"Flower Power" is a fundrais-
ing activity of NCJW all pro-
ceeds are used to enhance pro-
grams supported by NCJW Sun-
coast Section.
Please contact Shiela Miller for
further information.
Blue Star's Seven Camps,
located in the Blue Ridge Moun-
tains in Hendersonville, N.C., will
hold its annual Camp Get-Toget-
her on Monday, Feb. 10, at the
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg/Clear-
water Airport, 3535 Ulmerton
Road, 7:30-9 p.m.
Beginning its 39th season this
June, Blue Star accepts girls and
boys ranging in age from 7 to 17.
Grouped into seven separate pro-
gramming units according to
grade and sex, the Camps will ac-
commodate a total of 750 children.
The representatives in the area,
Marilyn Warner, Clearwater, and
Lois Pardoll, St. Petersburg, said:
"We cordially invite parents and
their children to the gathering to
see the Camp film to meet the
owner-director, to ask questions,
and to enjoy an evening of
fellowship. Prospective families
and staff, as well as former
campers, are most welcome
without any obligation."
For additional information, con-
tact Mrs Warner at 797-5875 or
Mrs. Pardoll at 345-0412.
A Contemporary View
What is the role of
religion in contemporary
politics? This and questions on
family, society, ethics, politics
and death will be discussed in a
course offered by the University
of South Florida, Tampa
Doctrines and attitudes under
discussion will be Christianity,
Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Bud-
dhism and Confucianism-
Instructing the course is Dr.
Nathan Katz, USF assistant pro-
fessor, religious studies. The
course is scheduled for 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 12 through
April 2, and is part of the univer-
sity's non-credit continuing
education program.
Cost of enrollment is $75. Ap-
plications may be obtained by
writing: School of Extended
Studies, USF. Tampa, FL 33620
or by calling 974-2403.
Newcomers Network
Continued from Page 1
local program to 1'inellas' Specific
"Our main thrust will be along
general lines at first," Mrs.
Ressler said, indicating the com-
mittee will work to see what infor-
mation is available.
"What we don't want to do is
duplicate efforts," Federation
staff member Jill Balin said at the
meeting. "The Federation has its
brochure which includes a lot of
information about the Jewish
community and individual
agencies and groups also have in-
formation available."
The local Shalom Newcomers
Network will then work as a clear-
inghouse assembling the existing
information, such as the Federa-
tion brochure and sample Jewish
Floridians, and add other informa-
tion such as a welcoming letter
from the Board of Rabbis of
Pinellas County and any
necessary information not includ-
ed in existing literature.
"We want this to be helpful for
the new resident," Mrs. Ressler
The Jewish Community Center
is coordinating the project Mrs.
Ressler said another meeting will
be held next month for a final
determination of what will be in
the overall Shalom Newcomers
Network folder. The meeting then
will also delve into costs of pro-
viding such a service.
Although the JCC is underwri-
ting the project, Mrs. Ressler said
other interested agencies, temples
and synagogues will be asked for
donations to help defray the cost.
"Here in Florida people are
very receptive to things like this,"
said Rabbi Stuart Berman of Con-
gregation Beth Chai in Seminole,
representing the Board of Rabbis
at this month's meeting. "We've
all been through it, almost
everyone has come from
somewhere else."
Anyone wanting more informa-
tion or any group wanting to join
the Shalom Newcomers Network
committee can contact Louise
Ressler through the Jewish Com-
munity Center, 8167 Elbow Lane,
St. Petersburg, 33710 (JCC
telephone: 344-5795).
The Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County is a beneficiary
agency of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County.
Religious Directory
400 S. Paaadeaa At*., St. Petersbarf 33707 Rabbi Ira S. Youdovia Friday
Evening Sabbath Serrieee 8 p.m., Satarday Morning Sabbath Service 10 a.m.
Bar-Bat Mitxvah Service 11 a.m. Tel. 347-0136.
Congregation BETH SHOLOM-Conaervative
1844 54 St., S., Gnlfport 33707 Rabbi Israel Dvorkia Serrices: Friday evening
at 8 p.-.; Satarday. a.m. Tel. 321-3380, 884-4297.
Coagregatioa B'NAI ISRAEL-Coaeervative
301 59 St., N., St. Peterabnrg 33710 Rabbi Jacob LmIu Caator Irviag Znmmer
Sabbath Service: Friday evening 8 p.m. Satarday, 9 a.*.; Monday-Friday 8
a.m.; Sanday 9 a.m.; and eveaiag Miayaa Tel. 381-4900.
Coagregatioa BETH CHAI-Coneervative
8400 128 St. N.. Seminole 33842 Rabbi Staart Benaaa Sabbath Sen-tee.: Fri-
day eveaingi 8 p.m.; Satarday. 9:30 a.m. Tel. 393-6628.
Congregation BETH SH ALOM-Coneervative
1326 S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33616 Rabbi Keaaeth Bromberg Sabbath
Serrieee: Friday evening 8 p.m.; Satarday 9 a.m.; Snnday meralag Miayaa 9 a.m.
Tel. 531-1418.
1685 8. Belcher Rd., Clearwater SS616 Rabbi Arthnr sawBml Sabbath Ser-
rieee: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Satarday 10:30 a.m. Tel. 631-6829.
P.O. Bax 1178. Dmaedia 33628 1676 Carlew Rd., Para Harbor 33683 Rabbi
Jan Breaky rUhhajh Serrieee: Friday cveaiag p.m. Tel. 785-8811.
Meet! fir* Friday of the month: 8 p.m., Largo Clan Center. th Street and lat
Ave., SW. Largo. Cant 797-3224 far information
P.O. Baa 143
-1426. Tel. 584-7758. Rabbi

Community Calendar
Friday. Jaa. 24
FloridUn Deadline for Feb. 7 edition.
Shabbat Candlelighting, 5:47 p.m.
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Council, Shabbat Services, Temple Beth El.
440 S. Pasadena Ave., St. Petersburg. "Teaching Shabbat" with Rabbi
Ira Youdovin leading a discussion group following services. Oneg Shab-
bat for singles at the Rabbi's home to follow
Saturday. Jan. 25
Temple Beth-El Art Festival, 400 Pasadena Ave. S.. St. Petersburg,
7-10 p.m. Gala preview reception. $10 per person.
Sunday.Jaa. 26
Temple Beth-El Art Festival. 1-6 p.m. Supervised children's art ac-
tivities. Free and open to the public.
Jewish War Veteran's Ladies Auxiliary Bay Pines Hospital visit. 1 p.m.
Golda Meir Center-Brandeis Jewish Film Series, Safety Harbour Spa, 2
Pinellas County Jewish Day School Enrollment Tea, 7 p.m.
Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulfport. Robert Mannoff Singers. 2 p.m.
Tickets: $3.50.
Workmen's Circle First Anniversary Dinner. Chief Charley's
Restaurant, Seminole. 1 p.m. For reservations call Miriam Schoenbaum,
Clearwater Lodge B'nai B'rith sponsors program "Sex for Men After
50." Speaker: Dr. William LaRosa Jr. Golda Meir Center, 1:30 p.m.
Monday. Jaa. 27
Temple Beth-El Art Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free, open to public.
National Council of Jewish Women Suncoast Section Nominating
Westwind ORT Board meeting.
Golda Meir Friendship Club video.
Taesday, Jaa. 28
Jewish War Vete: ans Paul Surenky Post No. 409 board meeting.
Clearwater B'nai B'rith Women meeting. Speaker: Charlotte E. Klau,
financial consultant Shearson/American Express to discuss investment
strategies for women. 7:46 p.m. For information, call 784-5504.
Temple Ahavat Shalom Singles. Movie Night. Clearwater Cinema n
Friday, January 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Drafthouse, U.S. 19 and Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. 6:30 p.m. For
more information, call Sandy. 797-3536.
Wadaesday. Jaa. 2t
Brandeis University National Women's Committee luncheon.
Shalom Group/St. Petersburg Chapter Hadassah Dime Book
Thursday. Jaa. 30
National Council of Jewish Women Suncoast Section Annual National
Support Luncheon. Speaker: National NCJW President Barbara Mandel
11:30 a.m.. Feather Sound Country Club. Cost: $15. For more informa-
tion, call Audrey Greenberg, 596-5243.
Blue and White Ball Committee meeting, home of Roz Lieberman.
10:30 a.m.
Jan. 31
Shabbat Candlelighting 5:53 p.m.
Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg. Great Ideas weekend with
scholar-in-residence Rabbi Neil Gillman who will give one of three lec-
tures on "The Search for Ideology in Conservative Judaism" at Shabbat
Services at 8 p.m.
Temple B'nai Israel. Clearwater, Gorn visiting Scholar, Dr. Lawrence
Mintz. Dinner preceding Shabbat services at 8 p.m. where Dr. Mintz will
give an overview of Jewish humor.
Saturday. Feb. I
Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, scholar-in-residence Rabbi
Neil Gillman to speak on the founding ideology of the Jewish Theological
Seminary at 9 a.m. Shabbat services.
Temple B'nai Israel, Corn Visiting Scholar, Dr. Lawrence Mintz. 4 p.m.
to discuss motives and functions of Jewish humor. Buffet following Hav-
dalah services.
Saaday. Feb. 2
Congregation B'nai Israel scholar in residence Rabbi Neil Gillman to
peak on "The Centennial Perspective: Where do we go after the ordina-
tion of women?" at "Great Ideas Weekend Brunch." 9:30 a.m.
Temple B'nai Israel Brotherhood's Annual Sweetheart Breakfast.
10:30 a.m. Speaker: Gorn Visiting Scholar Dr. Lawrence Mintz on
"Laughing to Keep on Crying: The Case Against Jewish Humor."
Tickets: $2.50 in advance, $3.50 at the door (if available). For informs
tion, call Lou Goldstein. 442-3462.
Moaday. Feb. 3
Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Board meeting. Golda Meir
Center, 10 a.m.
North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah Board meeting.
Tuesday. Feb. 4
Jewish War Veterans Samuel Kety Post meeting, 7:30 p.m. Temple
Ahavat Shalom, Palm Harbor.
Wednesday. Feb. 5
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County Executive Committee meeting.
Clearwater Chapter of Hadassah. board meeting, Fortune Federal,
9:30 a.m.
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Council pltnning meeting. Mr. Tibbs
Restaurant, 5158 66th St. N., St. Petersburg. Socialize and dine at 6 p.m.
Help Plan upcoming events at 7 p.m. For more information, call Sandy at
Thursday, Feb. C
National Council of Jewish Women Suncoast Section Board meeting.
Tribute Division of Women's Division rating and assignment meeting.
Congregation B'nai Israel Sisterhood Torah Fund Birthday Brunch.
Guest speaker: Rabbi David Rose of Congregation Kol Ami. Tampa. 11
a.m. For more information, call Jackie Jacobs, 360-2444.
Friday. Feb. 7
Shabbat Candlelighting 5:58 p.m.
Floridian Deadline for Feb. 21 edition.
Saturday. Feb. 8
Blue and White Ball, Don CeSar Hotel. St. Petersburg Beach. 7:16
Federation Wants to Know
When Year Group Meets
The Jewish Federation of Pinellas County tries to keep up with
meetings and events of all Jewish organizations in the community in an
effort to avoid conflicts in scheduling.
A calendar of those events are kept in the Federation office and is used
in compiling the Community Calendar, which appears each edition in the
All synagogues, temples and groups that are not currently being in-
cluded in the calendar are encouraged to call the Federation office at
446-1033 or drop a note to the Federation office, 301 S. Jupiter. Clear-
water. Fl. 33515.
Don't forget to include pertinent details of the event including date,
time and place.
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
Computer instruction is one of
the activities offered as a regular
part of the after school program.
The instructor for this program is
Joy Hill, coordinator of the after
school program.
The before and after school pro-
gram at the JCC is designed to
meet the needs of the working
Other activities include
ceramics, music, drama, sports,
outdoor activities, and kosher
snacks. Transportation is
For more information please
contact Betty or Debbie at
IA W710 m ail/344-Toa
Donations are still needed for
the flea market scheduled Feb. 9
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Articles such
is books, kitchen goods, toys,
hildren's clothing are needed.
For those who cannot deliver
terns, phone the center at
U4-5795 for pick up.
Ted Label will be available at t-
he Jewish Community Center on
Tuesdays beginning Feb. 4 to
prepare income tax returns for
senior citizens or members of the
Jewish Community Center.
This is a free service, but an ap-
pointment is necessary. Please
phone the JCC at 344-5795 to
make a reservation.

There are a limited number of
spaces available for children ages
2 to 3 years of age in the JCC
playgroup. Individual attention
within a group setting, small
classes and hands on experiences
are some of the things that make
playgroup so special.
The curriculum is designed to
inspire an appreciation and love of
our Jewish heritage through
joyful participation in holidays
and customs. During the month of
January the children are learning
about the holiday of Tu B'shevat.
Patterned after the highly
successful playgroup program at
the JCC, kindercamp is open to
children ages 2Mr-4 years of age.
The children will participate in a
wide range of activities including
swim instruction, arts and crafts,
music, dance, outdoor activities,
and indoor free play. Koshe lun-
ches, snacks and towels are
The unit head for kindercamp
this summer will be Amy
Millward. Amy is currently the
JCC playgroup teacher this eyar,
and was the camp nurse during
the summer of 1985. Amy is cer-
tified by the Pinellas County
License Board as a preschool
teacher and received her RN
degree from St. Petersburg
Junior College.
Summer Camp Kadima will be
held on June 16-July 11 (Session 1)
and July 14-Aug. 8 (Session 2).
Regular camp hours are 9:15-3:45
p.m. one-half days and three-
quarter days are available for
kindercampers. Extended hours
are available for all campers from
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Early bird discounts have been
extended to Jan. 31. Same fees as
last year. Call the JCC for infor-
mation and registration.
A fun filled afternoon is being
planned for Sunday, March 23 at
the Jewish Community Center.
Activities will include lunch, tradi-
tional dessert of hamantashen,
humorous Purim carnival games,
Purim costume contest and p-
arade, musical revue show, door
prizes and much more!
Mark the date on your calender
and and watch for more details
Retirees Plan For New Lives In Israel
NEW YORK The North
American Aliyah Movement,
NAAM, announces its fourth
'Pre-Aliyah Seminar To Israel"
for American retirees, scheduled
to take place from May 19 through
June 2.
Specifically designed in both
pace and content with the
senior citizen in mind, the seminar
will address their special con-
cerns, interests and options.
Volunteer and work oppor-
tunities, social security and pen-
sion plans, medical insurance,
housing and other important
aspects of life in Israel will be ex-
plored. Persons 65 years and
above, or persons who will be
retired at the time of aliya, are
eligible for this two-week mission.
The fee for the "Pre-Aliya
Seminar To Israel" will be $1,260,
subject to change pending
notification from El Al Israel
Airlines on the ticket cost, and in-
cludes the following: round-trip
airfare from New York, accom-
modations, and two meals-a-day.
Other two-week fact-finding
missions sponsored by NAAM,
scheduled for 1985-1986 are: July
8 (for singles) and Aug. 18. Each
seminar includes meetings with
experts in the field of aliya and ab-
sorption, and with established
North American immigrants.
For more information about the
NAAM "Pre-Aliya Seminar" for
retirees, other seminars, or
NAAM membership and our many
other activities please contact:
Eric Zimmerman, NAAM, 515
Park Avenue, New York, N.Y.
10022; or phone (212) 752-0600.
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Golda Meir Center News
302 South Jupiter Ave.
Phone: 461-0?22
daughter to his backward native
town in Poland for a wedding,
then to cosmopolitan Vienna for
an extended stay, providing for
some hilarious and telling clashes
of culture.
Sue Heyrnan, a nurse and
former childbirth educator, is the
new activities director at the
Golda Meir Center in Clearwater.
A native of Washington, D.C.,
Sue has been a resident of Florida
since 1972. She and her husband,
Steve, a Dunedin optometrist,
have two children Danielle, 14,
and Brian, 12. The family attends
Congregation Beth Shalom in
Clearwater and are members of
the Kent Jewish Community
Sue holds a BS degree in nurs-
ing from Catholic University of
America and a masters degree in
nursing from the University of
California San Francisco Medical
While living in California, Sue
worked in obstetrics, public health
and became a Childbirth
Educator. She continued teaching
expectant parents after moving to
"I retired from my expectant
parent practice in 1982 to pursue
other interests, including com-
puters and music," she explained
"I look forward to sharing my en-
thusiasm and knowledge of com-
puters with members of the Golda
Meir Center."
A four-day, three-night cruise is
planned for April 11,12,13 and 14
on the Carnival. Cost of the cruise
is $309 for inside cabins and in-
cludes pickup and delivery. For
more information, call Florence
Shevelenco, 796-1872.
Conversational Hebrew,
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.;
Beginnng Hebrew, Mondays,
1:30-3:30 p.m.; Archaeology,
Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
A Ringling Museum Circulating
Exhibition will be coming to the
Golda Meir Center starting in Jan-
uary. In a effort to bring art to the
community, four exhibits wil be
displayed on a rotating schedule.
Docents from the Florida Gulf
Coast Art Center will set up the
works in our library.
The following is the schedule:
Jan. 13-Feb. 7, "Charles Lapi-
Feb. 10-March 7, "Birds and
March 10-April 11, "Poster
April 14-May 9, "Corita Kent"
The Golda Meir Center is plann-
ing a day trip to Sea World near
Orlando on Monday, Feb. 24. A
chartered bus will leave the
Center at 9 a.m. and return at ap-
proximately 7 p.m.
The cost of $25 will include
transportation and admission into
the attraction. All shows are in-
cluded in the price.
For further information and
reservations call Sue at 461-0222.
The Charles and Isadora
Rutenberg Family Foundation,
Inc., Brandeis Women and The
Golda Meir Center present East
and West, a restored Yiddish film,
starring Molly Picon at the The
Safety Harbor Spa, Feb. 16 at 2
The film is about an American
Jewish garment manufacturer
who takes his impish fun-loving
The cost will be $3.50 at the
door which includes refreshments.
Transportation is offered.
Please call 461-0222 for informa-
tion and transportation.
The Golda Meir Center is join-
ing a trip to Sarasota and the
Asolo Theater organized by the
Florida Gulf Coast Art Center and
the Dunedin Art Center. A bus
will leave the Art Center at 9 a.m.
on Tuesday, March 25, bound for
St Armand's Circle, browsing
and lunch. Then, on to the theater
for a matinee of "Sleuth."
"Sleuth" is a detective story full
of clean, bloody fun set in
Wiltshire, England. The play
received the Tony Award for best
play of the season on Broadway.
The bus will return to the Art
Center at 6 p.m. The cost is $26
for the bus and theater ticket.
Transportation to and from the
Florida Gulf Coast Art Center will
be available. Tickets are limited,
so call Sue at 461-0222.
Become a better driver with the
American Association of Retired
Persons (AARP) Mature Driving
Course sponsored by the Golda
Meir Center and the Friendship
Club. The course includes eight
hours of classroom instruction
that refine existing skills and
develop safe, defensive-driving
techniques. The class will meet on
Monday, Jan. 27 and Monday,
Feb. 3, from 1-5 p.m. at the
Completion of this class results
in a 10 percent reduction in auto
insurance. The course fee is only
$7, but the registration deadline is
Jan. 15. Give us a call.
In January we have the follow-
ing events to look forward to:
Tuesday, Jan. 28 -12:30 we're
off to Publix and the post office.
Call Sue to come aboard and join
New and "re-newed" classes
starting in January at the Golda
Meir Center.
Mythology and Archeology of
the Bible taught by Joan Keller
MA, will start on Wednesday,
Jan. 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Great Decisions Jan.
19-Feb. 27, Thursday, 1-3 p.m.
Great Decision* March
6-May 8, Thursday, 1-3 p.m. In-
structor: Rita Slack: Fee: $5.
Global Problems March
4-April 22, Tuesday, 9:30-11:30
a.m. Instructor: Rita Slack. Fee:
Intermediate Yiddish Feb.
5-March 26, Wefnesday, 10
a.m.-noon. Instructor: Miriam
Weisbord. Fee: $5.
Interpersonal Relationships
Jan. 15-Feb. 19, Wednesday, 10
a.m.-noon. Instructor: Pearl Lux-
enberg. Fee: $5.
Travel sad Gso-PoliticsJ Con-
siderations Jan. 16-Feb. 20,
Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon. Instruc-
tor: Melvin Luxenberg. Fee: $5.
Art and Music Appreciation
Jan. 8-Feb. 26, Wednesday, 1-3
p.m. Instructor: Gwen Cohenour.
Fee: $5.
Beginning Oil Painting Jan.
9-Feb. 13, Thursday, 9:20
a.m.-noon; Feb. 27-April 3, Thurs-
day, 9:20 a.m.-noon. Instructor:
Sharon Evans. Fee: $5.
Intermediate Oil Painting
Jan. 6-Feb. 10, Monday, 9:20
a.m.-noon; Feb. 24-March 31,
Monday 9:20 a.m.-noon. Instruc-
tor: Sharon Evans. Fee: $5.
Craft Workshop Jsn. 7-Feb.
25, Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. In-
structor: Marsha Summers. Fee:
A Prescription for Health
Jan. 13-March 3, Monday, 3-4:30
p.m. Instructor: Dr. Charles
Laaley. Fee: $5.
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