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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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 25, 1980)-

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Off Pinellas County
Volume 7 Number 9
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, May 2, 1986
Price 36 Cents
Task Force Studies
Possibility of Centralized Jewish Facilities
WANTED: 20 acres of land
centrally located, accessible to
St. Petersburg;, suitable as com-
munity campus to house the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School and Jewish Community
Center of Pinellas County as
well as other Federation
beneficiary agencies.
The Jewish Day School's suc-
cess, resulting in a need for
larger, more centrally located
facilities, and the Jewish Com-
munity Center's need to upgrade
its facilities have prompted a
possibility of centralizing some
Jewish community facilities for
better and more efficient use.
A Community Development
Task Force of representatives of
the Jewish Federation and its
beneficiary agencies has been
formed to evaluate and make
recommendations regarding the
future facility needs of beneficiary
agencies if they are to best serve
the Jewish community.
Formation of the task force
came when community leaders
realized that situations at two
beneficiary agencies raised the
possibility both might need new
Federation Board member
Sidney Werner, reporting for the
task force, told Federation board
members last month that the Day
School's "success is leading to a
The Day School has outgrown
facilities at Congregation B'nai
Israel in St. Petersburg and the
school's board has indicated it
thinks a more central location is
needed if the school is to serve the
entire county. Portable
classrooms at the school's current
site or the addition of a temporary
satellite campus already will be
necessary in the fall to accom-
modate its student body.
The Day School, which has been
looking for land for three years,
Continued on Page 2
Memories of Holocaust
Still Vivid For
Pinellas Survivors
Pinellas to Honor Victims and Survivors
Jewish prisoners in concentration camps learned the serial
numbers tattooed on their arms quickly, Holocaust survivor Ger-
maine Pichon of Clearwater remembers.
The alternative was to receive 24 lashes with a whip for each
time you didn't respond to the number on demand.
Many times Jewish prisoners in the camps had to stand in the
snow in 26- to 30 degree temperatures without shoes or stock-
ings. That was the punishment for such minor indiscretions as
stealing a few potatoes.
The Nazis demanded the prisoners identify the thief, but they
refused to do so knowing the "thief would be executed. So in-
stead the entire camp elected to suffer.
That's one of the things Holocaust survivor Natalie Grauer, a
member of Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor, remembers.
Her memories are also of a miracle.
She was only 16 when the concentration camps were liberated.
She made her way home with little hope of finding her mother,
father and sisters alive.
She did. Priests and nuns who had been customers at the family
Continued on Page 8
There's Still Time For A Passover Pledge
Campaign Total Reaches $1,077,000

Pinellas' Combined Jewish Ap-
peal Campaign has passed the
$1,077,230 mark, but is still short
of the $1,450,000 goal for 1986.
The new total includes $35,000
raised in the recent Achievement
'86 and Lifeline phone-a-thons.
The Annual Achievement phone-
a-thon is the Men's Division cam-
paign fundraiser, while lifeline
phone-a-thon is a Women's Divi-
sion function reinstituted this
"Pinellas raised $1,100,000 last
year," Campaign Coordinator
Reva Kent said. "It looks like
we're going to go over that
"Every dollar is $1 less we have
to cut back from our agencies and
the UJA," she said.
The board and personnel of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County are hopeful, for the sake
of Jews in need here, in Israel and
elsewhere abroad, that a Passover
campaign mailing sent out will
spur the campaign closer to the
$1,460,000 goal.
Just meeting last year's total
isn't enough.
Why? In addition to rising costs
and economic factors, the needs
are growing.
The need is growing in Israel,
where funds are urgently needed
to help Ethiopian Jews enter the
mainstream of Israeli life, to
rebuild social programs cut
because of a vicious economic
crisis, to renovate deteriorating
neighborhoods and help the
The need is growing in the op-
pressed nations of the world
where Jews have no hope except
assistance from their brothers and
sisters in the outside world.
The need is growing here at
home. More of our elderly are tur-
Continued on Page 3
Sboehaaa S. Cardin
'Outstanding Jewish Woman'
To Be Annual
Meeting Speaker
"If we were to pick the leading outstan-
ding Jewish woman in the United States
and Canada today, I believe Shoshana
Cardin would be that woman."
That's the way the featured speaker for
the upcoming joint annual meeting of the
Federation and its beneficiary agencies is
often described. The Federation hopes as
many members of the Jewish community
as possible will sign up to attend the an-
nual meeting to meet and hear Shoshana
Cardin, and learn why for themselves.
The breakfast meeting, chaired by
Federation board member Toni Rinde, is
scheduled for Sunday, June 1, at 9:30 at
the Belleview Biltmore Hotel. Tickets are
$7.50 per person. Reservations can be
made by calling the Federation
Continued on Page 3-
Tickets Are On Sale Now For Israel Birthday
Ticket sales are under way for
the communitywide celebration of
Israel's 38th birthday on Sunday,
May 18.
The celebration here will not on-
ly honor Israel, but also will be a
Day of Solidarity for Pinellas
County Jews.
The celebration is being spon-
sored by the Jewish Community
Center of Pinellas County in
cooperation with the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County, the
Kent Jewish Community Center,
the Golda Meir Center, the Jewish
War Veterans, B'nai B'rith, Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women,
Hadassah, Womens American
ORT. Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
and the Pinellas County Board of
The event is being held at Ruth
Eckerd Hall this year, rather than
at the Jewish Community Center
in St. Petersburg. Ruth Eckerd
was selected as a more central
"We've always been asked why
not do it in the middle of the coun-
ty," JCC Executive Director Fred
Margolis said. "There's never
been a good answer, except that
that's the way we had always done
"By switching it to Ruth
Eckerd, it gives us an opportunity
to bring the entire community
together," Margolis said.
Federation president Stan
New mark, who will be master of
ceremonies, concurs.
"This is going to be the biggest
and best yet," Newmark said.
"We're asking the Jewish com-
munities from both the north and
south parts of the county to at-
tend to show the Pinellas com-
munity's solidarity."
Ruthi Navon, popular Israeli TV
and recording star, will be the
featured entertainment, and Dr.
Hans Juergensen, a USF pro-
fessor, will be guest speaker.
Ruthi Navon
Ruthi Navon started her career
in the Israeli Army Entertain-
ment Group and soon became
Israel's top young singer.
Because of her international
background (her father is a
foreign diplomat), it was a natural
Continued on Page 2
Ruthi Navon

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, May 2, 1986
Memo from the President
It has become rare to And a
newspaper columnist or television
correspondent who approaches
Israel with any real understan-
ding of what it is all about. Most
reporters and pundits write as if
the history of Israel began in 1967
and is mainly about who should
control the West Bank.
That is why a Dec. 16 column by
syndicated columnist Charley
Reese (appearing in the San Fran-
cisco Examiner and other major
papers) is such a pleasant sur-
prise. Reese writes that "on a
superficial level Israel is no dif-
ferent than any of our (other)
allies" although he notes that "we
spend 10 times more defending
Western Europe than we do on
Israel (and) the Europeans never
hesitate to stick it to us when it
suits them."
But it is Israel's uniqu .ess that
Reese is concerned about. He says
that "what makes Israel unique is
the Holocaust." He concedes that
Americans "get tired of hearing
about it becsuse it is so depressing
and difficult to understand." But
he asserts that understanding it is
essential to an understanding of
"It was as if a mad government
decided to murder everyone who
had been born into a family in
which at least one parent was a
Baptist and began to murder
women, children, old people and
babies without any regard for
their politics or for even if they ac-
tually practiced the Baptist
religion. Try to imagine what it
would be like to know that so-
meone had murdered not just your
wife and children but also your
parents, in-laws, grandparents,
aunts, uncles, and cousins. For
one thing, you would know what it
is like to be alone really alone."
Reese explains that while this
mass murder of Jews was taking
place "the rest of the world turn-
ed its back. The U.S. rejected
Jewish immigrants. The British
forcibly captured those trying to
flee to Palestine and returned
them to the Nazi hands. The Nazis
offered to exchange Jews for
trucks. No takers."
It was out of this "furnace" that
Israel was born. "When (the sur-
Stanley Newmark
vivors) straggled ashore in
Palestine, they found not rest but
another war, another group vow-
ing to exterminate them. Again,
the world turned its head while
they died. Against staggering
odds, they fought like wild furies
and held on. And for 37 years they
have had to fight to hold on. Sur-
vivors who had seen their loved
ones die in Europe, married and
saw their new children die" in
Reese's conclusion is that
"Israel is simply not a normal
state of normal, complacent, com-
fortable people. It is what the
world made it. The Israelis will
fight any battle, go to any length,
do whatever it takes to sur-
vive." He says that he may not
always agree with the Israelis and
that he would not '"give an inch if
it came to a clash between their in-
terest and the true interest of my
country." But, he adds, "even if
we clash and even when I disagree
with what they do, I love them.
God, what a daring, brave, and
magnificent people they are."
The Pinellas County Jewish
community will have an oppor-
tunity to pay tribute to that spirit
of survival and recall the fate of
millions of others whose lives
were snuffed out in the Holocaust
at the fifth annual Holocaust
Remembrance Day program Sun-
day, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Con-
gregation B'nai Israel in St.
We cannot afford to forget.
Day Celebration
Continued from Page 1
step to expand her career even
further by extensively touring the
Jnited States, Europe and South
Africa. She made her Broadway
debut in "Don't Step on My Olive
She performs in English,
French, Italian and Spanish as
well as Hebrew. A novel im-
provisatory technique is one of the
trademarks of her performances,
forming a bond between her and
her audiences.
Other Activities
Celebration plans also include a
special children's program, booths
representing the various Pinellas
County Jewish organizations, and
-efreshments. The com-
munitywide event will also launch
the new Shalom Newcomers
The Network, a project of the
Jewish Community Center and
the Jewish Welfare Board in
cooperation with all Pinellas
organizations, temples and
synagogues, is a two-pronged pro-
gram to provide information
about the Pinellas Jewish com-
munity to new residents and to
provide access to similar informa
ion from other areas for Pinellas
residents planning to move.
The Israel Independence Day
> ition is scheduled for 1:80
H Great Room ai
Hall, 1111
th Road N .
Ticket prices are being kept low
to encourage attendance. Admis-
sion is $5 for adults; students 6 to
17, $2; children under 5 are free.
For more information and ad-
vance ticket sales, contact the
JCC at 344-5795.
Organizers are hoping for an ad-
vance ticket sellout and are advis-
ing residents to buy their tickets
early in case there is a sellout and
no tickets available at the door.
The Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County is a beneficiary
agency of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County.
1 800 432 3708
Legislative Corner
Linda Lerner, Federation
Government Affairs Committee,
Susan Jenkins, Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service
The "Legislative Corner" ar-
ticles, a joint effort of the Federa-
tion Government Affairs Commit-
tee and Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service, will present pertinent in-
formation concerning advocacy
and legislative issues which relate
to meeting the basic needs of peo-
ple and improving the quality of
life for the entire community.
The Government Affairs Com-
mittee, chaired by Clearwater at-
torney Elihu Berman, is a sub-
committee of the Pinellas County
Jewish Federation Community
Relations Committee. A major
goal of the GAC is to inform our
State legislators of Jewish Com-
munity concerns. An annual
breakfast, sponsored by the GAC,
provides an important opportuni-
ty for our legislators and their
aides to personally meet commit-
tee members and other active
members of the community.
The GAC also sponsors an an-
nual seminar at which represen-
tatives of some 43 Jewish
organizations and agencies are
able to join together for an educa-
tional, discussion and advocacy
experience. Visits to Tallahassee
are planned by the Government
Affairs Committee which provide
further opportunity to personally
meet with our legislators and
government officials to advocate
our concerns and legislative
Our State, through our elected
representatives and officials,
must be strongly encouraged to
increase its commitment to people
in need. Florida has the disturbing
distinction of ranking 50th in per
capita spending for human ser-
vices. Additionally, underfunding
of Florida's human services pro-
grams is being further adversely
affected by cutbacks in federal
revenue through the Gramm-
Rudman Act.
For the past 30 years, Pinellas
County has led the state with the
highest concentration of people
per square mile. As the population
of Pinellas County continues to
soar at an unprecedented rate, the
Jewish community is also facing
tremendous growth. Today we
face tremendous challenges
within our Jeiwsh communities
and, must strive to meet the basic
needs of those individuals.
Many Jewish communal agen-
cies, such as Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service, work diligently
trying to effect legislative
changes which positively touch
our communities. Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service, a multi-
dimensional human service agen-
cy headed by Mike Bernstein, in
conjunction with the Government
Affairs Committee, is advocating
specific legislative priorities.
A major purpose of the
"Legislative Corner" is to em-
phasize the need for all in the com-
munity to work together for the
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Call us with your comments or
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Mark Silk
Task Force Studies
Continued from Page 1
according to Principal Mark Silk,
recently had made plans to pur-
chase a parcel of land in the Largo
Meanwhile, the JCC had an-
nounced plans for a $750,000
capital improvements project to
renovate its facility on Elbow
Lane. But JCC Executive Direc-
tor Fred Margolis said his board
was considering finding an alter-
nate site due to the renovation
costs, zoning limitations on expan-
sion and neighborhood concerns
at the current site. The impetus to
make a move was bolstered by a
$400,000 trust fund recently left
the JCC by the late Morris and
Ruth Watnick.
Learning of each other's need,
the JCC and the Day School have
offered to consider a joint facility
since prime use times for the JCC
are down times for the Day School
and vice versa, in many cases.
The Day School has agreed to
forgo further development plans
on its proposed site, considered
too small and too far north, for six
months while a joint site is sought.
However, the school has been
given the go-ahead by the Federa-
tion to begin a full-scale fund-
raising effort for building a per-
manent campus.
Federation board members and
agency leadership heralded the of-
fer as marking a crossroads for
the Pinellas County Jewish Com-
munity a rare opportunity to br-
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Federation officials said the of-
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centralization of facilities and an
opportunity to avoid extra costs
associated with separate facilities.
A possibility exists that the
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The key is finding the right loca-
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Anyone having a 20-acre site they
think suitable and available for
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The Jewish Homeless:
A True Story
Friday, May 2, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
Young To Receive JNF
'Tree of Life' Award
Outreach Coordinator
The following is a true story.
The events took place over a
period of a few hours in St.
Petersburg and involve a
homeless, destitute Jewish man; a
downtown merchant, and the Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service, Inc.
Picture an elderly, white haired
man dressed in clean but less than
fashionable sport coat, shirt and
trousers. Over his arm is an old
trench coat and in his hand, a
black fur hat. He said that he was
in his early 70s, but his stooped
shoulders and hesitant speech
gave him the appearance of so-
meone who had weathered many
more years of poverty, loneliness
and deprivation. An embarrassed
smile flickered across his face as
he said that he had long since lost
his dentures. It wasn't long before
it was obvious that he suffered a
severe hearing loss.
His story went like this: He had
never married and had no living
relatives. In earlier years he had
lived and worked in a large
metropolitan area in the Midwest.
Since he retired, all of his savings
had been depleted. On this par-
ticular day, he had come into town
on a bus on his way to Miami
where he hoped to establish
residence. However, according to
this unfortunate man, while he
slept on the bus, someone stole his
social security card and whatever
identification was in his pocket.
His assets totaled three dollars.
Enter businessman. Having ar-
rived in St. Petersburg, in this
hopeless condition, the man decid-
ed to search out a Jewish
businessman to ask for help from
the Jewish community. The mer-
chant attempted to direct the
transient to Jewish Family Ser-
vice by way of the public transpor-
tation system. But, recognizing
the confusion and the man's ap-
parent inability to comprehend
these directions, Mr.
Businessman's sense of compas-
sion and concern told him to take
the man in his car to Jewish Fami-
ly Service where he knew help
would be forthcoming. And so he
did. Before leaving his store, he
called Jewish Family Service to
alert them.
Once the man had arrived at the
agency, the social worker quickly
assessed the situation, made calls
to social security, the local bus
company, Miami Jewish Family
Service, Greyhound Bus Lines
and offered the man something to
eat. With the help of the Koved
Fund and the cooperation of the
Miami Jewish Family Service, the
Agency was able to send this
homeless man on to his destina-
tion. As he left, he thanked the
social worker calling back, "Zye
mer gesunt!"
(Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice it a beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
'Outstanding Jewish Woman'
Continued from Page 1
To say that she (Shoshana Car-
din) is the most outstanding
Jewish woman is an understate-
ment," Federation president Stan
Newmark said, referring to Mrs.
Cardin's background, an im-
pressive list of affiliations, all
Shoahana Shoubin Cardin
Council of Jewish Federations
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, she
was educated in Baltimore city
schools and attended Johns
Hopkins University, McCoy Col-
lege, and graduated from the
University of California at Los
Angeles with a bachelor of arts
degree in 1945. Later she earned
the title of Fellow in Organiza-
tional and Community Develop-
ment, from Johns Hopkins
University in 1977 and par-
ticipated in management
seminars at the Wharton En-
trepreneurial Center before earn-
ing a master's degree in planning
and administration from Antioch
University in Baltimore.
Originally, she taught in secon-
dary schools in Baltimore from
1946 to 1950, but now describes
herself as a homemaker, career
volunteer and organizational
She is married to Jerome S.
Cardin, an attorney, and is the
mother of four children.
Mrs. Cardin's current communi-
ty service includes the presidency
of the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions; executive committee and
board of directors of the
American Jewish Joint Distribu-
tion Committee, executive com-
mittee and board of governors of
the Jewish Agency for Israel;
United Israel board of directors.
United Jewish Appeal officer and
trustee, vice chairman of the
Governor's Volunteer Council,
trustee of the National Retinitis
Pigmentosa Foundation, associate
coordinator for the Maryland
Volunteer Network Coordinating
Committee and member of the
Junior League of Baltimore
Resource Board.
Mrs. Cardin was awarded an
honorary Doctor of Humane Let-
ters degree from Western
Maryland College in 1985.
She received the Jimmie Swartz
Medallion in 1983, a Governor's
Citation from Maryland Gov.
Harry R. Hughes in 1982, was in-
ducted into the Maryland Jewish
Hall of Fame by the Jewish
Historical Society of Maryland in
1979 and received a Congres-
Tunis Raid Encouraged U.S.
air strike against Libya on Apr. 14
was influenced by the success of
the Israel Air Force long-range
bombing attack last year on
Palestine Liberation Organization
headquarters in Tunisia, accor-
ding to Air Force commander
Maj. Gen. Amos Lapidot.
In an interview in the Israel Air
Force Journal, published recently,
Lapidot stressed that terrorism
will escalate as long as sovereign
nations do not take matters into
their own hands and act much
more vigorously against terrorist
"As long as passive action is us-
ed against them security
checks, searches of passengers'
luggage at airports the ter-
rorists are risking very little, the
failure of only one operation,"
Lapidot said. In his opinion, such
neasures are not sufficient to
Jeter them.
The Air Force Journal noted
that the Israel Air Force has been
taking a more active role against
terrorism of late. It disclosed for
the first time that Cobra attack
helicopters were used to silence a
terrorist position that had fired on
an Israel Defense Force unit trap-
ped in a wadi near Safira village in
south Lebanon. As a result, eight
terrorists were killed and the IDF
men were extricated.
sional Certificate of Merit in 1979.
The American Jewish Commit-
tee, Baltimore Chapter, awarded
her the first Hilda Katz Blaustein
award for an outstanding woman
in community service in 1978 and
Jewish War Veterans, Maryland
Department, named her Outstan-
ding Citizen of Maryland.
The Associated Jewish
Charities and Welfare Fund of
Baltimore presented her with the
Elkan Myers Award in 1977.
In 1975, the American Associa-
tion of University Women,
Towson Branch, included her in
Outstanding Women of Baltimore
County 1930-1975, the National
Council of Jewish Women,
Baltimore section, gave her the
Hannah G. Solomon award; the
Fashion Group of Baltimore, Inc.
included her in Women of Distinc-
tion and Baltimore Mayor Donald
Schaefer awarded her a
Distinguished Citizen Citation for
the second straight year.
The American Jewish Congress
Women's Division of Maryland
gave her the Louise Waterman
Wise award in 1970.
In 1969, Maryland Gov. Marvin
Mandel awarded her a Certificate
of Distinguished Citizenship and
she was named an Honored and
Outstanding Citizen by Baltimore
Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro III.
B'nai B'rith, Morris I. Feld
Lodge, presented her with a
Citizenship Civic Affairs award in
1968, and B'nai B'rith Women of
Maryland named her Woman of
the Year in 1967.
She was also included in "Who's
Who in American Women" in
oth 1966 and 1974.
U.S. Rep. C.W Bill Young will
be presented with the Jewish Na-
tional Fund's coveted "Tree of
Life" award at a gala Dinner-
Dance to be held on Thursday,
May 29 at the Don CeSar Beach
In announcing the selection of
Congressman Young for the
JNF's highest award, Dr. Joseph
Sternstein, president of the JNF,
cited the congressman's con-
tinued and devoted efforts toward
the preservation and betterment
of life for so many.
It is fitting that the Jewish Na-
tional Fund, which has planted
over 165 million trees in Israel. .
built mammoth systems of roads
and highways greened the
Negev into an agricultural miracle
and converted the barren hillsides
of the Galil into orchards and
farms ... has established a "Tree
of Life" award. For the tree
represents life itself.
The award is given in recogni-
tion of outstanding community in-
volvement. Some former reci-
pients of the JNF's "Tree of Life"
award include President Gerald R.
Ford, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller,
the Rev. Martin Luther King, Bob
Hope, Sen. Alfonse D'Amato,
Sen. Bill Bradley, Ted Turner and
Rep. C.W. Bill Young
Donald Trump.
Chairmen of the May 29
testimonial dinner are Bruce A.
Epstein, MD; Walter Loebenberg,
U.S. Enterprises, Inc.; Elli Mills,
The Mills Group, Inc.; Robert
Saron, Thomson McKinnon
Securities, Inc.; and Joseph Zap-
pala, Joseph Zappala and
For further information about
the Dinner, please contact any of
the Dinner chairmen or the JNF
office at 1-933-TREE.
Young Leadership To Meet
With Community Leaders
Petersburg; Lois Pardoll and
Member of the Young Leader-
shp Program of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County will
meet with Jewish community
leaders later this month.
The May meeting of the Young
Leaders, scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
May 18, at the home of Dr.
Mandel and Karen Sher in Largo,
will feature an open dialogue bet-
ween the Young Leaders and
Jewish community leaders.
The community leaders schedul-
ed to be included are Federation
President Stanley Newmark;
Campaign Coordinators
Newmark, Reva Kent and Charles
Rutenberg; and presidents of the
Federation's beneficiary agencies
or their representatives.
The beneficiary agency
presidents are Gerald Colen,
Jewish Community Center of St
Reva Pearlstein, co-president of
the Pinellas County Jewish Day
School; Robert Freeman, presi-
dent of the Kent Jewish Com-
munity Center and James Soble,
president of Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service.
The Federation's Young
Leadership program aims at get-
ting younger members of the
adult Jewish community involved
in Federation activities and to
develop leadership interest. The
meetings are discussion meetings
with no. solicitation of funds.
Rabbi Ira Youdovin of Temple
Beth El coordinates the Young
Leadership Program for the
Federation. Anyone interested in
joining the Young Leadership
Group should contact the Federa-
tion office at 446-1033.
ning to Jewish agencies for help
as are couples in need of counsel-
ing or parents seeking help for
children who have taken refuge in
drugs or alcohol.
"They are big challenges, but
we have proven they can be met,"
Federation President Stanley
Newmark said. "That is, if we are
willing to give as we have never
given before because the need
is larger than it has ever been
Federation and campaign per-
Continued from Page 1
sonnel are asking Pinellas Jews
who have not yet had an oppor-
tunity to give to do so now. You
don't have to wait to be contacted.
And for those who have already
given, Federation and campaign
personnel say thank you, but also
ask you to consider whether you
can increase your pledge, even a
little b;t.
For your convenience a coupon
fro n the Passover mailing is
r < produced (it can be
jsed for an initial pledge or to in-
crease a pledge.
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Special Services Home
Accepting Applications
The Hacienda Home for Special
Service, Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service is currently accepting ap-
plications for its new Hacienda
Home for Special Service,
scheduled to open in mid-May.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice recently received the funds to
operate the facility intended to
serve the elderly and disabled who
are in need of minor medical care,
physical therapy or occupational
therapy, but need to avoid the
high costs of nursing home care.
Gulf Coast President James So-
ble and other board members have
expressed pride that, in addition
to fulfilling local needs by just pro-
viding the facility, the ncy has
also been able to proviat what is
being viewed as a pilot project by
Jewish communities around the
The idea for the project
originated because the growth of
the Jewish community locally and
its needs made it necessary to pro-
vide humane and cost-effective
community residential programs
where kosher meals and a Jewish
atmosphere were available, Soble
The result may be that many
communities, by following the ex-
ample, may be able to cut down on
unnecessary expensive nursing
home care for those who only have
temporary and/or minor medical
problems, Soble said.
The program is made possible in
part by state and federal govern-
ment funding as well as a sliding
fee scale based on a family's abili-
ty to pay.
Gulf Coast saff members said
private paying clients as well as
Medicaid clients will be included in
the program with monthly costs
ranging from $780 to $980 per
month, depending on individual
need and preference.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice Executive Director Michael
Bernstein said the cost is much
less than the cost of a typical nurs-
ing home care. In addition, he
said, a special federal waiver
grant makes it possible for in-
dividual residents to earn up to
$840 monthly and still have their
costs totally paid through
Semi-private rooms will be
available with breakfast served in
each room, as well as in the main
dining area.
Although linen service is includ-
ed in the monthly rate, client-
residents can have their personal
laundry done at a cost of $15 per
month. Individual TVs will be
available for $1.50 per day, and
pay phones will be available.
Regular or diabetic menus are
included in the monthly charge.
Kosher meals can be provided for
a reasonable monthly fee, Gulf
Coast staff members said.
Physical therapists, occupa-
tional therapists and recreation
specialists are just some of the
trained professionals who will be
on hand to focus on individual
needs and help residents maintain
and improve their independence.
The program is geared to serve
those who do not have serious
medical problems, but cannot
return to their families or to in-
dependent living yet. The facility
is designed to also serve residents
in need of walkers or wheelchairs.
The program is not meant for
individuals in need of intensive
medical monitoring or skilled nur-
sing care, Gulf Coast staff
members said.
The 112-bed Hacienda Home,
located along the Pithlachascotte
River in New Port Richey, is close
to the Jewish Community Center
of Port Richey and easily accessi-
ble to northern Pinellas County.
The site, formerly the Hacienda
Hotel, is incorporated with a nine-
acre, riverside city park and close
to hospitals, stores, banks, a
library and other community
El Al Offers Spring,
Summer Packages
If you want to experience Israel
"the right way," El Al Israel
Airlines has good news for you
because now the expert for get-
ting you to Israel can get you
around Israel as well.
Introducing El Al's own "Milk
and Honey Vacations" for spring
and summer travelers looking for
a special taste of Israel.
Offering the best of Israel to
both the first-time visitor and
those revisiting the Holy Land,
"Milk and Honey" vacation
packages include stops at
historical sites, museums and
other areas of cultural interest;
shopping in the exotic markets;
and relaxing on the beaches of
either the Dead Sea or Eilat.
But "Milk and Honey Vaca-
tions" take you beyond the normal
sites to the very soul of Israel
its people. You'll share an evening
of "home hospitality" with an
Israeli family, and visit an absorp-
tion center where new im-
migrants are welcomed to the Ho-
ly Land.
"Milk and Honey" spring and
summer packages are available
from May 4, until Oct. 30. For fur-
ther information, call El Al at
800-352-5780 or contact your
travel agent.
El Al offers direct service (ex-
cept Sabbath and holidays) from
Miami to Tel Aviv all wide-
bodied 747s. Direct service is also
available from New York, Chicago
and Los Angeles. As always,
there are free drinks and movies,
as well as Kosher cuisine on every
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Executive Director Bernstein
explained the facility is located in
Pasco County, but is definitely
also intended for Pinellas
residents. The cost of acquiring
such a facility in Pinellas County
was simply too much, he said. The
alternative was the easily-
accessible Pasco site so the pro-
gram costs could be kept down.
Residents from Pinellas and
Pasco County who are over the
age of 18 and who have been cer-
tified by a physician in need of
residential health-care services
are eligible for the program and
may make applications or obtain
brochures describing the program
by calling 381-2373.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
The Hacienda Home for Special Service will open later this
vice also has a video machine
available for loan for organisa-
tions wanting to learn more about
the project.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice is a beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
Project Renewal Is Model For International
Conference On Urban Revitalization
Friday. Ma;. 2. 1986
Volume 7
Number 9
Pinellas' Project Renewal cam-
paign has reached the $205,065
mark in its quest to raise $400,000
to assist its twin community of Tel
Mono, Israel.
The campaign, being coor-
dinated through the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County, is
chaired by Herb Schwartz.
JERUSALEM The successful
results of Israel's Project
Renewal program served as a
model for delegates to the Inter-
national Conference on Urban
Revitalization held recently in
Jerusalem under the auspices of
the Jerusalem Center for Public
Affairs. This was announced by
Jane Sherman, National Chair-
man of Project Renewal for both
United Israel Appeal (UIA) and
United Jewish Appeal (UJA), who
pledged that U.S. Jewish Federa-
tions would continue to support
Project Renewal, reaffirming the
commitment to their partnership
with distressed Israeli
(Mrs. Sherman visited Pinellas
last year in connection with the
local campaign.)
Mrs. Sherman said that some
400 participants from 28 coun-
tries, including a number of third
world nations, attended the con-
ference. The Israeli delegation
itself numbered over 100
delegates and the majority of con-
ference speakers were Israeli ur-
ban specialists who drew on
creative Project Renewal
achievements in areas such as
physical rehabilitation, health
education, neighborhood plann-
ing, social program, educational
enhancement, twinning, group
programs, development of in-
digenous leadership and economic
factors. Other internationally
recognized experts presenting
papers came from the United
States, Canada, Holland, Den-
mark, the Philippines, Norway,
England, Italy, and Australia.
Mrs. Sherman said that the con-
ference was addressed by Israeli
prime minister, Shimon Peres,
who promised not only to continue
government support of Project
Renewal, but to expand it in new
directions. Peres told the
delegates that stress would be
placed on creating high-
technology enterprises in develop-
ment towns and distressed areas,
as well as in the provision of the
vocational skills required for area
residents to work in these
Israel's Minister of Construc-
tion and Housing, David Levy,
said Mrs. Sherman, announced
that more neighborhoods would
be added to the Project Renewal
Mrs. Sherman said that in a
memorandum to the conference,
Jerusalem's mayor. Teddy Kollek.
cited the firm partnership bet-
ween Jewish communities
throughout the world and disad-
vantaged Israeli neighborhoods as
one of the major achievements of
Project Renewal. Other Project
Renewal results listed by Kollek
included the improvement of liv-
ing conditions and raising of the
level of community services; the
creation of opportunities for
greater education and employ-
ment achievements, the involve-
ment of neighborhood residents in
controlling their own affairs,
which increases a sense of belong-
ing, and the encouragement ot
greater political involvement for
neighborhood residents.
Mrs. Sherman observed that
some conference delegates ex-
pressed serious concerns about
the premature termination of
Jewish community support of
twinned neighborhoods. In the
light of Israel's grave economic
situation, it was agreed that phas-
ing out must be done in a more
orderly fashion and must provide
for continued support wherever
and whenever necessary.
Mrs. Sherman said that, accor-
ding to latest reports, Project
Renewal neighborhoods number
82 and are populated by approx-
imately 570,000 Israelis, or about
15 percent of the national
Commenting on the conference,
Maariv, one of Israel's leading
dailies, stated: ". .. Today, we
(Israel) can serve as a 'light unto
the nations' with regard to involv-
ing residents in the revitalization
of their own neighborhoods; and
with regard to social and
economic advancement not
Jane Sherman
through huge budgets but ratner
through gradual improvement of
housing quality and the level of
education. .."
United Israel Appeal receives
funds from National UJA Cam-
paigns, as well as U.S. State
Department grants, and ad-
ministers and allocates these
funds in Israel through its sole
operating agent there, the Jewish
Agency, which is supported by in-
dividual Jewish communities and
Federations such as the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County
through its Combined Jewish

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Kent Jewish Community Center
1955 Virginia Street
Clearwater, Florida 33575
Monte Winston of McKesson
Wine and Spirits will appear at a
part/ sponsored by the Kent
JCC's Young Single Professionals
on Sunday, May 4 from 4 to 7 p.m.
at the Kent JCC Social Hall.
This is the first activity of the
Professional Singles Group, which
is open to singles Ages SO to 45.
Admission is (5 per person and
RSVP's should be made by calling
The Kent JCC Summer Day
Camp has already more than tripl-
ed last year's enrollment by
registering its 100th child, accor-
ding to David Seidenberg, direc-
tor of the Center. The camp,
which will use the Kent JCC's
facilities at 1955 Virginia St., has
made arrangements to utilize the
pool at Water's Edge complex
located one mile from the Center.
Camp Dates: 4 weeks, Session I,
June 16-July 11; 4 weeks, Session
II, July 14-Aug. 8; 8 weeks, Pull
Session, June 16-Aug. 8.
The camp is open to all
regardless of race, color, national
origin or religious affiliation.
Family membership is a
Extended Care: A special sum-
mer Extended Care Program for
campers of working parents which
allows for early arrival and ex-
tended day pickup.
Transportation: Door to door
transportation is available in
Clearwater, Largo, Dunedin,
Safety Harbor and Palm Harbor.
The Kent JCC can provide
transportation from additional
areas if there is sufficient
Additional Child Discount:
Total Camp registration fee is 5
percent less when two or more
children from the same family
enroll in the same session.
CAMP KATAN For children
ages 4 and 5.
CAMP SABRA For children
entering grades 1-3.
children entering grades 4-6.
youth entering grades 7-9.
For mature teenagers age 14.
The Kent JCC has announced
plans for a Membership Apprecia-
tion Picnic on Memorial Day, May
26 at the Kent JCC's grounds, ac-
cording to Lew Gross, Member-
ship Committee chairman.
The picnic begins at noon with a
barbecue lunch and an afternoon
of entertainment, volleyball, fami-
ly games and relays scheduled.
The event is free to Kent JCC
members, $7.50 for nonmember
adult and $3 for nonmember
children under 12 years of age. (If
a participant joins the Center hay
day, their admission fee will be ap-
plied towards the membership.)
Please RSVP to the Kent JCC
at 736-1494.
The Kent Jewish Community
Center has announced plans for a
20 percent early bird discount for
its new Preschool opening in
August. The Preschool will in-
clude 9 a.m. to noon five-day a
week classes for two, three and
four-year-olds, Mommy and Me
and Mother's Morning Out for 15
months, Afternoon Enrichment
programs for three and four-year-
olds and extended care from 7:30
a.m. to 6 p.m.
The early bird discount goes in-
to effect immediately and will in-
clude all registrations received by
the Kent JCC by Monday, June
The program will offer a wide
variety of age-appropriate ac-
tivities while emphasizing Jewish
content history, holidays and
traditions through stories,
songs, cooking, crafts and drama.
Activities oriented toward the
whole family, inviting and en-
couraging parental involvement,
will be an integral part of the
For more information, call
The Jewish Business and Pro-
fessional Women's Network of
Pinellas County and the Kent
Jewish Community Center are
sponsoring a meeting on Thurs-
day, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. entitled
"How to Manage Stress and
Win," presented by Barbara
Vegth, PhD.
The meeting will be held at the
Kent JCC, 1955 Virginia Street in
Clearwater. The seminar will deal
with motivating people and help-
ing them with their fears, stress
and burn-out.
For more information, contact
Abba Eban (right), former Foreign Minister of Israel, will speak
at a memorial service honoring the memory of the six million
Jews who perished in Nazi hands to be held in New York s tell
Forum Sunday, May. U- Harry Walker (left) w chairman of the
program advisory committee for the event. Benjamin Meed, presi-
dent of the Warsaw Ghetto Resist,,,; Organization, says that
<>thcr speakers include Benjamin Netanyahu, permanent
representative of Israel to the UN.
Menorah Manor Challenges
School to S-P-E-L-L
The six best spellers at the
Jewish Day School paired off
against the six best spellers at
Menorah Manor for what is being
coined the "Intergenerational
Spelling Bee" on Monday, April
21 at Menorah Manor.
"The Spelling Bee is just one of
many programs the Jewish Day
School and Menorah Manor have
done together this year," accor-
ding to Dr. Lenore Kopelovich,
Director of General Studies at the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
Other projects have included an
oral history project, Kaballat
Shabbat services and a dance
Recent tryouts for the Jewish
Day School Spelling Team
generated much excitement and
enthusiasm. "More children tried
out than we expected," said
Kopelovich. Even some second
graders got into the spirit and
competed for the six spots on the
Jewish Day School's team.
The words for the Spelling Bee
were taken from the Suncoast
Spelling Bee List, used for the St.
Petersburg Times Spelling Bee.
This is the same test used in the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School's own Spelling Bee for the
sixth and seventh grade.
The six coveted positions on the
Spelling Team went to Si van Bar-
Av, grade seven; Stacey Lynn,
grade five; Inbal Kedar, grade
five; Ben Friedman, grade five;
Michelle Hanken, grade four; and
Sonya Saskin, grade seven.
The school's back-up team in-
cluded Jessica Pearlstein, grade
five; Shawn Tabb, grade six; and
Eric Lynn, grade two.
The Jewish Day School has
recently completed both its
Hebrew and English Spelling
Bees. "The spelling bees provide
an incentive to work on spelling
skills in a fun and hands-on way.
The element of competition adds
to motivation needed to give
students that extra edge," Dr.
Kopelovich said.
The Pinellas County Jewish Day
School is a beneficiary agency of
the Combined Appeal of the
Pinellas County Jewish
Menorah Manor Residents Cruise Bay
A day of fun, sun and the
peaceful sound of the ocean roll-
ing by are what 39 residents of
Menorah Manor experienced
when they recently spent an after-
noon aboard the Captain Ander-
son Cruise Ship.
The special outing, which was
coordinated by the Program
Department had everyone so ex-
cited that 12 staff members and 8
volunteers offered their services
for the afternoon to assure that all
of the residents were able to enjoy
their trip to the fullest extent.
"We couldn't have asked for a
more beautiful day," stated pro-
gram director, Renee Krosner.
"Everyone had a great time."
Goldie Schuster, a resident of
the Manor commented, "The most
exciting thing was hearing the
Captain narrate about things I
mm i Hiiij
Ethel RothbUtit enjoys the
sights as she and 38 other
residents of Menorah Manor
take an afternoon cruise
aboard the Captain Anderson.
Havurot Angered
Synagogue Council Shuns Ties
The Federation of
Reconstructionist Con-
gregations and Havurot
(FRCH) sharply denounced
the Synagogue Council of
America (SCA) following
the Council's decision to
deny it membership.
Warning that the denial can
harm "Jewish unity," Lillian
Kaplan, president of the FRCH,
charged in a statement issued
here that this rejection "negates
the very essence of its mandate."
The application of thwe FRCH
for membership in the SCA was
rejected on Mar. 11 after the
Union of Orthodox Jewish Con-
gregations exercised a unilateral
veto by voting against the
THE OTHER members of the
SCA which was founded in 1926
by the three major synagogue
movements of American Judaism
(Reform, Conservative and Or-
thodox) and their rabbinical af-
filiates supported the admission
of the Reconstructionists. The
SCA by-laws include the rule that
a nay vote by any of its six
members can veto any proposition
put before its Board.
The six members of the SCA
are: the Central Conference of
American Rabbis and Union of
American Hebrew Congregations
(Reform); the Union of Orthodox
Jewish Congregations and the
Rabbinical Council of America
(Orthodox); and the United
Synagogue of America and the
Rabbinical Assembly (Conser-
vative). The FRCH claims to be
the fourth major movement in
American Judaism.
Noting that the SCA claims to
be "the umbrella for Jewish
religious life in America," Kaplan
said that the rejection "does not
weaken our movement, but it does
demean the Council's credentials
in terms of religious leadership."
Rabbi David Teutsch told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency that,
following the veto, his organiza-
tion held discussions with leaders
of the Union of Orthodox Jewish
Congregations in an effort to
change their opposition to the
Reconstructionists' membership
in the SCA, but to no avail. It was
after these efforts failed that the
FRCH issued a statement denoun-
cing the rejection.
Asked to explain the reasons for
voting against the admission of
the FRCH to the SCA, Rabbi Pin-
chas Stolper, executive vice presi-
dent of the Union of Orthodox
Jewish Congregations said in a
telephone interview with the JTA:
"In our view there were and are
three major divisions of the
American synagogue community
the Reform, Conservative and
Orthodox. We feel that by admit-
ting additional groups we open a
Pandora's Box which would
needlessly confuse the already
confused landscape. Our opposi-
tion to admitting the Reconstruc-
tionists is not directed at the
Reconstructionists per se, but to
the realization that there are
many sub-groups of the three divi-
sions and by tolerating the crea-
tion of further division we will on-
ly render a disservice."
ACCORDING TO Teutsch, the
FRCH last applied for member-
ship in the SCA more than 10
years ago and was rejected. "We
did not ask all these years to be
admitted because we knew we are
going to be rejected," Teutsch
told the JTA.
Teutsch said that the FRCH has
about 75,000 members with over
56 congregations around the
country. "Our congregations are
located in most of the largest
Jewish population centers of the
country and our members are
leaders in local Federations, bran-
ches of UJA, and other areas of
Jewish communal life out of all
proportion to their numbers,"
Teutsch said, adding:
"The Council's decision
demonstrates woefully insuffi-
cient commitment to pluralism on
the part of the Orthodox in the
American Jewish community."
The Jewish Reconstructionist
movement was founded 60 years
ago by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan. Its
guiding principle is that Judaism
is an evolving religious civilization
a culture and a way of life as
well as a religious faith.
Habash Gang Fingered
Members of a terrorist gang con-
nected to George Habash's
Popular Front for the Liberation
of Palestine (PFLP) were respon-
sible for the kidnap-murder of an
Israeli soldier, Moshe Tamam.
who has been missing since
August, 1984, Israeli Defense
Force sources announced.
The round-up of the gang in re-
cent days apparently solved the
two-year-old mystery, the IDF
said, though the investigation is
know so well, and of course pass-
ing my old hone." Ethel
Rothblatt, another resident of the
Home came to St. Petersburg in
1920 when everything was like a
jungle. She stated, "When I stood
at the bow of the ship, I was busy
reminiscing about when I was
watching it being built up along
with my husband. Things have
changed so much. The trip was
worth a lot of special memories to
When the cruise was over, the
captain asked everyone, "Did you
have a good time?" His answer
was quite clear as applause rang
out throughout the whole ship.
For information regarding our
programs, or volunteering please
contact Renee Krosner, Pro-
gram/Volunteer director at (813)


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Pictured with the replica of the Challenger
Shuttk is (left to right) Dr. Clifford Levitt,
Mrs. Geraldine Mensh, Mrs. Judy Levitt,
Mrs. Ronald Pross, Dr. Ronald Pross, and
Larry Wasser, who represented the local Gulf
Coast Council of the Jewish National Fund,
and have committed their efforts to make the
Challenger Forest a reality.
Challenger Replica To Be Displayed
In The JNF Forest In Israel
A 7-foot replica of the space
shuttle Challenger will be pro-
minently displayed in a dedicatory
plaza at the Challenger Forest,
currently being established in
memory of the seven Challenger
astronauts by the Jewish National
Fund at the American In-
dependence Park in Israel.
The replica was presented to
Israel Consul General Moshe
Yegar by Elwin S. Larson, presi-
dent of the Brooklyn Union Gas
Company, at JNFrs recent All-
Day National Conference, attend-
ed by over 300 delegates and held
at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New
York City.
Brooklyn Union Gas had
originally put the replica on
display at New York's Kennedy
Internationa] Airport, and placed
it in storage after the space shut-
tle tragedy. Upon hearing about
the replica, Dr. Samuel I. Cohen,
executive vice president of JNF,
felt that it would be appropriate
for display in the Challenger
Forest, and Larson agreed to
donate it as a gift to the people of
The Challenger Forest grew out
of the overwhelming desire of the
public that trees be planted in
Israel in memory of the
astronauts through JNF, respon-
sible for afforestation and land
reclamation in the Jewish state.
Dr. Joseph P. Sternstein, presi-
dent of JNF, stated "The
Challenger Forest is JNF's way of
commemorating the indelible con-
tributions of these seven
courageous men and women to
the highest ideals of this nation
and, indeed, of the human spirit."
In order to support this ex-
tremely worthwhile project, con-
tributions of $5 per tree can be
sent to the Jewish National Fund,
8405 N. Himes Ave., Suite 209,
Tampa, FL 33614 or call (813)
Congregations, Organizations Events
Cultural Series
Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575
Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, will
present a program "A Jewish
Music Festival" with Cantor
Robert Marinoff, Thursday, May
15 at 1 p.m.
A luncheon will be served at
noon. The charge for lunch and
the program is $6.
For reservations and informa-
tion, call 785-8811.
Jewish Singles
Bowling Party
Temple Ahavat Shalom Jewish
Singles invites any area Singles to
join them at Countryside Lanes,
2867 US 19 N., for a bowling par-
ty May 10 at 2 p.m. Afterward,
follow the gang out for a bite of
dinner at a local eatery. Bowling
is $1.30 per game which includes
tax and free shoe rental. Give San-
dy a call at 797-3536 if you will be
able to attend.
Men's Club
The Mother's Day Brunch is
set; Sunday morning, May 11,
beginning at 9:45 a.m. Entertain-
ment will be provided by "Pearls
of Samoa," a Dolphin Beach
Resort song and dance group.
Donation is $5 per person, payable
to the Mitzvah Men's Chiby Reser
vations must be made before May
The Mitzvah Men's Club still has
Bucs Season tickets available.
These seats are on the 50-yard
line at Tampa Stadium. Join the
almost 100 Congregants and
friends of the Men's Club. Call
Mort Sherman at 343-2079.
Pauline Rivkind Preschool
"Ballet Classique" will hold its
annual performance at Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel's Fellowship Hall
on May 7 at 9:30 a.m. The au-
dience will consist of our Pre-
schoolers, as well as head start
groups, the students of the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School, and Shorecrest
Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m., Con-
gregation B'nai Israel cordially in-
vites all Jewish singles of the
Tampa Bay area to join them at
our "Daven at the Kotel" Shabbat
service in honor of Israel's In-
dependence Day.
Following the service, there will
be an Oneg Shabbat "for singles
only" held in the Teen Room. Call
381-4900 for further information.
Project Caring
Children grades 3 through 7,
who participate in Congregation
B'nai Israel's Junior Congrega-
tion program on Saturday morn-
ings will hold their Shabbat morn-
ing service at Menorah Manor on
Saturday, May 10. The program
of "Project Caring" began earlier
this year when the children, led by
Youth Director, Mark Goodfriend,
began sharing their Shabbat mor-
ning service periodically with the
residents of the neighboring nurs-
ing home, Menorah Manor.
Any children wanting to par-
ticipate in the next service can
meet in front of the synagogue at
10 a.m. on May 10.
NCJW Suncoast Section invites
its membership to the annual of-
ficer Installation and award din-
ner, to be held on Thursday, May
15 at 7 p.m. at the home of Renee
Raimi, 3108 Crystal Cay, Belleair
Among those who will be
honored at the dinner are NCJW
Angels the dedicated NCJW
members who worked so diligent-
ly over the past year to make NC-
JW programs and Projects so
For reservations and further in-
formation call Joanne Bokor at
530-9110 or Susie Schwartz at
Mother's Day Brunch
On Sunday, May 11, the
Brotherhood of Beth Chai, 8400
125th St. N., Seminole, will hold a
Mother's Day brunch at 11 a.m. at
the Synagogue.
All members, their families, and
friends are invited. Donation is
Joe Stern, president, announced
the Players of Pinellas, under the
direction of Mildred and Norman
Lewis will present "A Tzayt for
Yiddishkeit," featuring Yiddish
humor. There will be several cast
members and they will also lead a
Yiddish sing-along.
Please call the Brotherhood
treasurer, Amiel Blaiss, 585-9793,
or Joe Stern, 393-7959, for reser-
vations. All reservations must be
in by May 8.
A winner: David Levine, a student at Clearwater High and a
member of the school's newspaper, Clearwater, recently received
a first place award in the 1986 Quill and Scroll National Writing
and Photo Contest David won in the advertising category for a
full-page color advertisement for a local car dealership. David is
the son of long-time Clearwater residents Barbara and Irving
New leadership: This is the time of the year that clubs and
organizations are turning their gavels over to new officers who
will guide the group into the future.
The Sisterhood of Temple B'nai Israel will install its new of-
ficers at a luncheon and fashion show Tuesday, May 13 at the
Wine Cellar beginning at 11:30 a.m. The new officers are:
Charlotte Sherman, president; Ann Soble, vice president religion
and education; Harriet Scharf, vice president administrative ser-
vices; Paula Drutman, ways and means vice president; Lysa Win-
ner, membership and program vice president; Rosalie Cohen,
recording secretary; Terri Kahan, corresponding secretary; Lin-
da Rosenfeld, financial secretary; and Martha Baker, treasurer.
The Brandeis University Women's Committee Suncoast
Chapter will hold its installation luncheon the following day,
Wednesday, May 14 at noon at the Wine Cellar. As the theme of
the program suggests there should be lots of "Smiles, Giggles and
The new Brandeis Women's officers are: Terry Vogel, presi-
dent; Charlotte Zysman, vice president study groups; Eleanor
Adler, vice president membership; Kay Nussbaum, vice president
book fund; Shirley Fischer, vice president special projects; Syd
Green, treasurer; Fran Kleinman, financial secretary; Esther
Goldman, recording secretary; and Sue Wolf son, corresponding
The National Council of Jewish Women Suncoast Section
will install its new officers at a dinner Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m.
at the Belleair Beach home of Renee Raimi.
The 1986-87 officers of NCJW are: Marcy Gall, president; Susie
Schwartz, vice president administration; Joanne Bokor, vice
president fundraising, Sandy Moss, vice president membership
(recruitment); Emily Gustman, vice president membership (in-
volvement); Marlynn Littauer, vice president public affairs/com-
munity services; Ronnie Pollack, treasurer; Stephanie
Strikowski, financial secretary; Frances Sharkes. recording
secretary; Helaine Weisberg, corresponding secretary.
Directors responsible for specific programs to be installed are:
Sheila Miller, training; Beverly Mitlin, special programming;
Raida Goldman, directory; Judy Elkin, community services;
Marilyn Katz, fund raising.
The Senior Friendship Club of the Jewish Community Center
also recently elected new officers and held its installation lun-
cheon. The new officers are: Hy Lackey, president; Ellen Hindin,
first vice president; Gertrude Hoage, second vice president;
Frieda Kessler, recording secretary; Bob Brownstein, treasurer;
Florence Kreisler, financial secretary; Emma Grossman, assis-
tant financial,, secretary; Caroline Stone, social secretary; and AI
Frost, Robert Goldman and Ludwig Boraks, board members at
The Jewish War Veterans, Paul Surenky Poet installed Mur-
ray Zolkower as its new commander. Serving with him are: Simon
Goodman, senior vice commander; Harvey Cohen, junior vice
commander; Hal Ehrenpreis, recording secretary; Arnold
Kollenberg, corresponding secretary and Edwin Strauss,
The new officers for the ladies auxiliary are Charlotte Michaels,
president; Jean Goodman, senior vice president; Irene Shawn,
junior vice president; and Irene Strauss, treasurer.
All of the organizations' new officers have a big responsibility
and I wish them the best for much success in the coming year.
Double Maze! Tov: Helene and Sid Roberts of St. Petersburg
and Toby and Bernie Nastir of Clearwater became the proud
grandparents of Stefanie Erin Roberts. The 9 lb. 14 oz. baby girl
was bom March 23 to Linda and Jim Roberts of Memphis.
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Community Calendar
Friday. May 2
Shabbat Candlelighting, 7:48 p.m.
Floridian deadline for May 16 edition
Sunday, May 4
Jewish War Veterans Paul Surenky Post 409 breakfast mark-
ing 90th anniversary of JWV. 9:30 a.m., Golda Meir Center.
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Brotherhood breakfast,
10:30 a.m. Guest: Joy Katzen Guthrie. Call Lou Goldstein
142-3462 or Carl Kaplan, 796-7868 for reservations.
Kent JCC Young Singles Professionals party. Program: wine
ind cheese party with wine expert. 4-7 p.m. Admisison $5.
Yom Hashoa Holocaust Remembrance Day observance, Con-
gregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 5
Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary board meeting, 10
JCC Senior Friendship Club business meeting, 1 p.m.
North Pinellas Chapter Hadassah board meeting.
Kent JCC board meeting.
Tuesday. May 6
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Sisterhood board meeting
10 a.m.
Wednesday, May 7
Clearwater Chapter Hadassah board meeting, Fortune
Federal, 9:30 a.m.
Congregation Beth Chai, Seminole, Sisterhood meeting and
election of officers, 8 p.m.
Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary.
Friday, May 2, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
Aviva Group Hadassah donor dinner. 6 p.m. Jungle Prada.
1700 Park St. N.. St. Petersburg.
Thursday. May 8
JCC Senior Friendship Club, 1 p.m.
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Friendship Cub, 1 p.m.
Friday. May 9
Shabbat Candlelighting, 7:52 p.m.
Saturday. May 10
Temple Ahavat Shalom, Palm Harbor, Singles group, bowling
party. 2 p.m. Countryside Lanes. Dinner to follow.
Sunday. May 11
Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulfport. Men's Club Breakfast.
Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, Mitevah Men's
Club Mother's Day Brunch. 9:45 a.m. Cost: $5.
Congregation Beth Chai, Seminole, Brotherhood's Mother's
Day Brunch, 11 a.m. Cost: $2.50.
Monday, May 12
JCC Senior Friendship Club, 1 p.m.
Golda Meir Center Friendship Club Independence Day Picnic,
Phillippe Park. Safety Harbor. 11:30 a.m. Cost: $1.50.
Jewish Day School board meeting.
Tuesday. May 13
Community Development Task Force, JCC, 7:45 ajn.
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Sisterhood installation lun-
cheon and fashion show by Boulevard. Wine Cellar Restaurant.
11:30 a.m. Cost: $12. Reservations required. For more informa-
tion, call 797-5910.
Jewish War Veterans Paul Surenky Post 409 and Ladies Aux-
iliary regular meeting.
Brandeis University National Women's Committee board
B'nai B'rith Women board meeting
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County Executive Committee
meeting. Golda Meir Center. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14
Brandeis University National Women's Committee installa-
tion luncheon, noon. Wine Cellar Restaurant. Reservations re-
quired. Call Lorraine Leizer. 596-4731.
National Council of Jewish Women board meeting.
Hadassah, joint installation of officers for all St. Petersburg
groups and chapters, Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg,
8 p.m. "
Thursday. May 15
National Council of Jewish Women Suncoast Section installa-
tion and award dinner. 7 p.m., home of Renee Raimi Belleair
Kent JCC board meeting.
Temple Ahavat Shalom. Palm Harbor, Jewish Music Festival
with Cantor Robert Marinoff. Luncheon noon, program 1 p.m.
JCC Senior Friendship Club. 1 p.m.
Friday. May 1$
Shabbat Candlelighting, 7:56 p.m.
Floridian deadline for May 30 edition.
Congregation Beth Chai, Seminole, early Shabbat prayer ser-
vice and dinner, 6 p.m. For reservations, call 393-5525.
Singles Shabbat, Congregation B'nai Israel. St. Petersburg,
"Daven at the Kotel" service in honor of Israel Independence
Day. Oneg Shabbat for singles only to follow, 8 p.m.
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater Senior Study Group Gradua-
tion. 8 p.m. Theme: Tradition and Expectations.
Jennifer Borden. daughter of
Pamela Lapidus-Borden, will be
called to the Torah as Bat Mitzvah
on Saturday, May 3 at Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel in St.
Petersburg. Jennifer will share
her Bat Mitzvah with Yelina Cher-
niak of the Soviet Union, who has
been denied her religious
Jennifer is a student in the
Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah
and is active in the Kadima Youth
Group. She attends Azalea Middle
School where she is in the seventh
grade. Jennifer's interests include
music, dance, playing the flute
and horses.
Pamela Lapidus-Borden will
host a reception Saturday at Con-
gregation B'nai Israel. Sepcial
guests will include aunt Susan
Holly Bruce; cousins Shayna Erin,
Haven Benjamen, Brian Alan and
Megan Rose of Charlotte, N.C.;
Jennifer Borden
aunt Leslie Illya Lapidus,
Charlotte, N.C.; cousin Danielle
Nicole Lapidus, Phoenix, Arizona
and other relatives and friends
from the Bay area.
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Stanley Hunter,
Jewish Leader,
Stanley "Stan" Hunter, 64, a
Jewish community leader for
many years, died April 19 at his
St. Petersburg home of a heart
Mr. Hunter was elected to the
board of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County in February and
had just been nominated to be in-
coming secretary.
A native of New York, Mr.
Hunter came to Pinellas from
Miami in 1958 and immediately
took a leading role in Jewish
organizations. He was an
originator of the Pinellas Jewish
Council, the forerunner of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, and served as president
of the council. He was also one of
the founders of the Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service and past
president of the Jewish Communi-
ty Center of Pinellas County.
He was also a former member of
Temple Beth-El and served on the
In 1970, Mr. Hunter received
the Jewish Community Sound of
Honor. Man of the Year award.
That same year he and his wife,
Patricia, received the State of
Israel Shalom Award from the
Israel Bond Organization for their
years of service on behalf of
Following his election to the
Federation in February, Mr.
Hunter said the election marked
his return to active involvement in
community affairs after 10 years.
There's a lot of work to be done
and people are needed to do it,"
he had said. His "pet project" was
the fundraising aspects of the
Federation which he deemed "the
most important work of the
In addition to his wife. Mr.
Hunter is survived by a son Barry,
Miami; a daughter Pamela Authe-
ment. New Orleans, and three
NEW YORK (JTA) Only 47
Jews emigrated from the Soviet
Union during March, the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry
(NCSJ) reported recently. The
March figure represents' a
decrease in an already dwindling
number of Soviet Jews allowed to
emigrate. "What we are witness-
ing is emigration by 'eyedropper'
one Soviet Jew at a time." said
Morris Abram. chairman of the
Anita Helfand to Serve
As State President
Anita Helfand will be installed
as President of the Florida
Branch of Women's League for
Conservative Judaism at the an-
nual Spring conference to be held
in West Palm Beach, May 18-20.
Anita has lived in St.
Petersburg with her husband,
Arlen and their children, Norman
and Lorri since 1974
Anita has held various chair-
manships and offices in
Sisterhood and Congregation
B'nai Israel. She is Past President
of Sisterhood of Congregation
B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg and
Past President of the Beth Tikva
Sisterhood in Rockville, Md.
Presently she is Judaica Shop
chairperson with Ellen Bernstein.
Anita is a member of our Board
of Trustees, as Sisterhood
representative. She is past Vice
Chairperson and Chairperson of
Spring Conferences for Florida
Anita is actively involved in St.
Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah
on local and regional level as well
as a member of ORT, National
Council of Jewish Women and the
Dali Museum. She is on the guild
of Menorah Manor.
And ... with all this involve-
ment, Anita Helfand serves as
school clerk and tutor in the
Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah.
Her hobby is playing with the
family computer.
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Golda Meir Center News
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
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302 South Jupiter Ave.
Phone: 461 -022_
The Charles and Isadora
Rutenberg Family Foundation,
Inc., the Golda Meir Center and
the Golda Meir Friendship Club
will host their annual Israel In-
dependence Day picnic on Mon-
day, May 12 at 11:30 a.m. at
Shelter 2 of Phillippe Park in
Safety Harbor. Hot dogs, Israeli
side dishes, salads and dessert will
be served.
Mark Goodfriend will lead
Hebrew singing. Cost is $1.50 a
person, and transportation is
available through the Center.
Call Sue at the center at
461-0222 to make reservations
and transportation arrangements
by May 7. Join us as we com-
memorate this special day.
The Golda Meir Center still con-
tinues to host the AARP Mature
Driving course the second and
third Tuesday of each month.
Classes fill up early, so call Lor-
raine Smith at the AARP at
522-9461 to enroll.
Completion of the two-day,
eight-hour course qualifies a per-
son for a 10 percent reduction in
their automobile insurance rate.
The popular Adults-at-Leisure
series will continue this summer
at Ruth Eckerd Hall with three
performances, each on a Tuesday
at 1 p.m. Cab Calloway appers on
June 17, the Cambridge Buskers
on July 1, and Kay Starr on July
29. Individual, tickets are $4.95,
or $12.75 for the entire series.
As a service, the Golda Meir
Center will accept reservations
and payment for these tickets no
later than May 6.
Transportation will be provided
from the Center. For further in-
formation, call Sue at 461-0222.
The Golda Meir Center will be
hosting a series on Vision Pro-
blems on Friday mornings at
10:30 a.m. beginning May 9.
Taught by Kathy Griffin of the
Pinellas County School System,
the series is useful to everyone,
not only people who are experien-
cing vision problems themselves.
Many helpful tips and a lot of
useful information will be
presented. The classes will run
through the summer.
There is no cost and the public is
urged to attend.
The Golda Meir Center will
celebrate Lag B'Omer with an
outing to the Belleview Biltmore
Hotel on Tuesday, May 27 at 11
There will be swimming with a
special water exercise class, lunch
and games.
Memories of Holocaust
Continued from Page 1
store had written false papers for the family allowing them to
escape to Warsaw and go underground. The family had given
Natalie up for death.
For Meyer Bernstein of South Pasadena, thoughts of the
Holocaust are thoughts of determination. He was captured by the
Nazis in the first days of the war, and the only thing that kept him
going was a determination that he would not die.
These stories and others like them will be retold Sunday (May 4)
at the fifth annual Yom Hashoa Holocaust Remembrance Day for
Jewish martyrdom and heroism.
The program will feature personal experiences of Holocaust
survivors, now Pinellas residents, presented in dramatic form, a
march of silence and a special candlelighting service.
The communitywide memorial observance for the six million
Jewish victims of the Holocaust will be held at Congregation
B'nai Israel, 301-59th St. N.. St. Petersburg, beginning at 7:30
p.m. The program is sponsored by the seven temples and
synagogues of Pinellas County under the auspices of the Pinellas
County Board of Rabbis.
"The survivors whose stories will be dramatized are from
throughout Pinellas County and not just from (Congregation)
B'nai Israel, "Rabbi Jacob Luski of Congregation B'nai Israel
said, indicating organizers want Jews from throughout Pinellas to
join in the observance to remember Holocaust victims.
Congregation B'nai Israel Cantor Irving Zununer has been
working on the dramatizations with some of the survivors.
"I found everyone pretty much willing to tell the stories, but
they shied away, at first, from talking about themselves," he said.
"They still need to talk and people should be aware of that."
Holocaust Survivor?
If you are a survivor of the Holocaust or know someone in
Pinellas who is, you are asked to contact Rabbi Luski.
Holocaust survivors will be the honored guests during the
remembrance service, and organizers are attempting to identify
survivors in an effort to invite them to the observance.
Kindercamp at Camp Kadima is
a warm, loving environment for
children ages 2Vi through pre-
kindergarten. They participate in
many camp activities that are
both developmentally enriching
and fun. Our Red Cross swim pro-
gram is intended to make these
young campers water safe and at
the same time, teach them to
swim in an enjoyable fashion.
The Kindercamp Unit head for
this summer is Amy Millward.
Amy is presently the pre-school
teacher in our Playground Pro-
gram as well as being a
Registered Nurse. Kindercampers
participate in most all of Camp
Kadima activities which include
swimming, music, drama,
ceramics, arts and crafts, tennis,
karate, outdoor sports, games,
field trips and camp carnivals.
Kindercampers also take an after-
noon nap.
Kosher lunch, snacks and towels
are provided to all campers. Older
campers will also enjoy horseback
riding, overnights and longer field
trips. Oneg Shabbats are held
each Friday afternoon. Door to
door transportation is available at
an additional fee. For working
parents, our extended program
offers child care from 7 a.m.-6
Summer Camp Kadima begins
in just six weeks. Session I will be
June 16-July 11 and Session II Ju-
ly 14-Aug. 8.
The list of names of campers
who will be enjoying a summer
filled with fun at Camp Kadima
keeps growing. Here are our
latest additions to the list. Serina
Horrigan, Jediah Castle, Jace
Castle, Jeremaih Cole, Amy
Jacobson, Dawn Jacobson,
Preston (P.J.) Jones, Matt Curry,
Ashley Little, Eric Saterberg,
Scott Levine, Stacy Levine, and
Robyn Levine.
Call the JCC office at 344-5795
for registration information.
Children's Programs
Before School Program, After
School Program, Playgroup
Adult Programs
Senior Friendship Club, Kosher
Congregate Dining
Fitness Programs
Karate For Children, Karate
For Men and Women, Yoga
Special Events
First JCC Invitational Golf
Tournament, Thursday, June 5,
12:30 p.m.
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The Justice Department
has notified Congress that it
will not seek the prosecution
of PLO chief Yasir Arafat
for being implicated in the
murders of two American
diplomats in Sudan in 1973.
Maintaining that laws enacted
over the last decade for pro-
secuting suspects in the murders
of Americans abroad could not be
applied retroactively, Assistant
Attorney General John Bolton in-
formed Congress that no arrest
warrant would be issued.
A LETTER signed by 44
Senators last February called on
Attorney General Edwin Meese to
investigate allegations that
Arafat directed the killings of
U.S. Ambassador in Khartoum
Cleo Noel and Charge d'Affaires
Curtis Moore on May 2, 1973.
Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D.,
N.J.) and Charles Graasley (R.,
Iowa), the two who initiated the
letter, subsequently sent Meese a
declassified 1975 study conducted
for the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency, which
asserts that the murders were
"approved by Yasir Arafat."
Also pressing for an investiga-
tion into the alleged role of Arafat
have been the Heritage Founda-
tion, a conservative think-tank,
and the National Jewish Coalition.
In the Justice Deparment's let-
ter to Congress, Assistant At-
torney General John Bolton main-
tained that the U.S. lacked legal
jurisdiction and sufficient
evidence to seek Arafat's prosecu-
tion for the two murders. He said
that retroactively applying a 1976
law on prosecuting suspects in
terrorist kilings overseas would
violate the Constitution.
IN VIEW of the lack of jurisdic-
tion, Bolton said, "undertaking an
exhaustive global search for addi-
tional detailed evidence of
Arafat's complicity in the 1973
murders would divert precious in-
vestigative resources which we
must devote to locating and ap-
prehending those responsible for
terrorist attacks in cases where
we do have jurisdiction."
Among the cases he noted were
the hijacking of TWA airliner 847
in June 1985, in which an
American Navy diver was killed,
and last October's hijacking of the
Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro,
in which an elderly American Jew,
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Saying he was "extremely disap-
pointed" at the decision not to
seek prosecution, Lautenberg
maintained in a statement that "a
strong argument could be made
that the department had jurisdic-
tion to go after Arafat if it had the
political will." He called the
Justice Department's failure to
conduct an exhaustive investiga-
tion "inexcusable."
A staff member in Lautenberg's
office said the Senator would pur-
sue other legal avenues for
Arafat's prosecution, possibly in-
cluding the application of a
broadly-written racketeering law
enacted in 1970 and recently used
to prosecute members in
Washigton State, for an array of
violent crimes, including the
murder of a Jewish radio an-
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