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rou Can Make The Difference
ampaign '86 Approaches $191009000 Mark
Combined Jewish Appeal
ipaign is approaching the
),000 mark inching closer to
$1,450,000 goal for 1986.
The Campaign Coordinating
"^nnmittee, made up of Reva
ent, Stanley Newmark and
rles Rutenberg, is encourag-
all members of the Jewish
community to participate and give
to the Federation campaign which
supports over 30 Jewish agencies
locally, nationally, overseas and in
"It is up to every Jewish person
to contribute to this once-a-year
effort," the campaign coor-
dinators said. "It is our Jewish
Shoshana Card in
The presidents of the four
beneficiary agencies of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County are
encouraging all members of the
Jewish community to attend the
annual meeting upcoming June 1.
Jewish Day School Co-President
"If the Jewish community real-
ly wants a sense of community, it
should attend the annual
meeting," Reva Pearlstein, co-
president of the Jewish Day
School of Pinellas County said.
The annual meetings give you a
real idea of projects under way
and services being offered in the
Jewish community, she said.
"It's been stressed over and
over, that if we are to feel as if we
are one Jewish community coun-
tywide, it can only be through a
Federated community," she said.
Mrs. Pearlstein also said she
would encourage people to attend
the annual meeting just to hear
guest speaker Shoshana Cardin, if
"She is an outstanding
Governor To Be
Gov. Bob Graham will be the
special guest at the dedication
ceremonies for the Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service's Hacienda
Home for Special Services.
The dedication ceremonies for
the Hacienda Home are scheduled
from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May
30. The facility is located on the
banks of the Pithlachascotee
River on West Main Street in
downtown New Port Richey, less
than a mile east of U.S. 19.
The first of its kind in the state,
the home has been established to
provide a community residence
Continued on Page 4
woman," she said. "I happen to
know her personally and she is a
very warm, charming person."
Jewish Day School Co-president
"It would be well worth the
time of every Jew in Pinellas
County to attend the annual
"Shoshana Cardin is a leader in
Jewish affairs and no one should
miss an opportunity to hear her,"
she said. "Also, the reports of the
Federation and the agencies give
a brief, overall idea of what is go-
ing on in the Jewish community in
Pinellas and help everyone
understand why it is very impor-
tant for the members of the
Jewish community to contribute
and be involved in the
Jewish Family Service
Jim Soble, president of the Gulf
Gov. Bob Graham
"It is also a form of Jewish life
insurance, insurance that we as a
Jewish people will continue to
grow with a vital, thriving com-
munity and Israel will continue to
thrive and be protected against
her enemies," they said.
Combined Jewish Appeal cam-
paigns around the world, in addi-
tion to serving Jewish needs in
local communities, are a prime
source of support for Israel.
"We have long heard the motto
'One People, One Destiny,' the
coordinators said, "and we
understand that the strength of
the Jewish people is based on each
and every Jew working together
"It's easy to think of campaigns
as just an annual fund-raiser, but
the real meaning is shown in the
individual Jews who dig deep to
help support their people," the
Continued on Page 5
Reservations Necessary By Thursday, May 22
Pinellas Jews Invited to 'Most
Important Annual Meeting Ever'
You are invited to attend the
joint annual meeting of the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County and
its beneficiary agencies on Sun-
day, June 1, at 9:30 a.m. at the
Belleview BUtmore Hotel.
You? Yes, each and every
member of the Jewish community
in Pinellas is invited.
The meeting will feature a
special guest speaker, Shoshana
S. Cardin, president of the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations, in addi-
tion to the election and installa-
tion of new Federation board
members and the annual reports
of the beneficiary agencies.
Breakfast will be $7.50 per per-
son (dietary laws observed).
Reservations are necessary and
can be made by calling the
Federation office (446-1033) by
Thursday, May 22.
The breakfast is the joint annual
meeting of the Jewish Federation
of Pinellas County and its
beneficiary agencies: Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service, Jewish
Community Center of Pinellas
County, Kent Jewish Community
Center and the Pinellas County
Jewish Day School.
Annual Meeting Chairwoman
"We hope as many members of
Continued on Page 5
Coast Jewish Family Service,
likewise encouraged people to at-
tend the annual meeting to hear
Mrs. Cardin. "This is a woman
that is totally committed to the
Jewish community. Just reading
her background makes you proud
to be a Jew, and I'm sure hearing
her will make all of us even more
Besides the guest speaker, So-
ble said the Jewish community's
attendance at the annual meeting
is extremely important because
the Jewish community of Pinellas
is at a crossroads.
"The Jewish community in
Pinellas has come of age. The
Federation and beneficiary agen-
cies are looking at consolidation
and the most efficient use of funds
to serve the needs of the com-
munity countywide," he said.
"Federation and beneficiary
agency officials are stressing the
re-direction of the Federation as a
unifying representative of the
Jewish community. The annual
Continued on Page 5
The Nominating Committee of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County has recommended a slate
of nominees to be considered for
election to the Federation board.
The nominating committee is
chaired by Sidney Werner and in-
cludes Reva Kent, Stanley
Michels, Irwin Miller, Toni Rinde,
Charles Rutenberg and Rabbi Ira
The nominees for three-year
terms are: Sidney Albert, Sophie
Glasgow, Harold Haftel, Roni Ig-
el, Stanley Igel, Richard Lane,
Curt Mayer, Stanley Michels.
Also, Stanley Newmark, Diane
Sembler, James Shapiro, Craig
Sher, Henry Stein, Sidney
Werner and Rabbi Ira Youdovin.
The elections will take place at
the annual meeting which will be
held June 1 at 9:30 a.m. at the
Belleview Biltmore Hotel,
Belleair. Reservations for the
breakfast may be made by calling
the Federation office (446-1033).
Tickets are $7.50 per person.
Additional nominations for
directors may be made by the fil-
Coatiaued oo Page 2
They came and sat quietly,
some 350 Pinellas County Jews, to
remember the 6 million of our peo-
ple who died in the Nazi Holocaust
and to honor the Jewish heroes
Tears fell and gentle sobs hold
the silence as Pinellas marked its
fifth annual Yom Hashoa
Holocaust Remembrance Day at
Congregation B'nai Israel in St.
Petersburg May 4.
A special candlelighting by
youths representing most of
Pinellas temples and synagogues
denoted who was being honored.
The readers were Kevin Kay and
Robyn Diamond, Congregation
B'nai Israel; Scott Sulkes, Temple
B'nai Israel; Juliet Kaiser, Beth
Shalom; Jordan Brown, Temple
Beth El and Ari Fisher, Ahavat
CANDLE ONE: The memory of
all victims, Jewish and Christian
never again, never again.
CANDLE TWO: The families
who were murdered we pledge
the children of Israel shall
CANDLE THREE: One million
Continued on Page 4
Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, May 16, 1986
Memo from the President
Sunday Is Israel Independence Celebration
Anatoly Shcharansky greeted
the Jewish Agency Board of
Governors, meeting in New York
City recently, by a telephone
hook-up, and called on Jews to
work even harder to secure
freedom for Soviet Jews.
"I think it is a good moment to
double our efforts," Shcharansky
said, "to use this enthusiasm (of
my release) in one sense, and use
the good policy of the United
States on the other hand, for
reaching our goal, to help all the
Prisoners of Zion to be set free."
The conversation lasted 20
minutes and was amplified to the
350 delegates to the meetings, the
first in the board's history to be
held outside Israel.
Shcharansky spoke movingly
about the worldwide effort to free
him, and his joy about his reunion
in Israel with his wife, A vital, to
whom he was married only one
day before his 11-year separation.
The efforts on his behalf,
"inspired us very much,"
Shcharansky said. "I am happy
now that I am in my country with
my A vital. We hope to use our ex-
perience to help our people solve
A resolution passed by the
board called his release "a great
historical event" and "one more
victory for the spirit of freedom
over the Soviet system that denies
religious, cultural and individual
The resolution said that people
everywhere who love freedom,
"and the Jewish people in par-
ticular, share with us the hap-
piness of both Avital and Anatoly
Shcharansky." It expressed ap-
preciation for the pivotal efforts
of Avital, who helped her husband
become an international symbol of
the quest for freedom of the
Soviet Jews, and to the govern-
ments of Israel and the United
States, "and to all within the
Jewish communities and
throughout the world who never
"Be it resolved, therefore," the
resolution concluded, "that the
Board of Governors of the Jewish
Agency for Israel reaffirms that
the struggle on behalf of all
human rights will not cease until
religious and civil liberties are ex-
tended to all peoples in the Soviet
Union and until our brothers and
sisters in all countries of distress
are allowed to emigrate to Israel
and be reunited with the Jewish
Your contributions to the
Federation helped to free Anatoly
Shcharansky. Our goal is to help
free all the political prisoners.
Kent Jewish Community Center
1955 Virginia Street
Clearwater, Florida 33575
JEWISH 20'S SINGLES
Jewish 20's, a new part of Tam-
pa Bay Jewish Singles Council,
announces its first social event
a BEACH PARTY on Dunedin
Beach, Sunday, June 1 from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Plan to join a large, comfortable
group of friends who can share
social and cultural opportunities
designed to bring Tampa Bay's
Jewish 20's together.
Bring food and .drink;, take the
first left after the bridge on
Dunedin causeway; signs and
balloons will be posted.
For more information call Greg
(Hillsborough) 985-8914; Ed
(Pinellas) 596-3197 or Grant
MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC
Final plans are being made for
the Kent JCC's Membership Ap-
preciation Picnic to be held on
Memorial Day, May 26 at the Kent
The picnic begins at noon with a
barbeque lunch and an afternoon
of entertainment, volleyball, fami-
ly games and relays. A short an-
nual meeting will take place dur-
ing the picnic.
The event is free to Kent JCC
members, $7.50 for non-member
adult and $3 for non-member
children under 12 years of age. (If
a participant joins the Center that
day, their admission fee will be ap-
plied towards the membership.)
Please RSVP to the Kent JCC
The Kent Jewish Community
Center is sponsoring Mahjong
afternoons on Tuesdays from
noon to 3 p.m. at the Center.
The first session was held Tues-
day, May 6. For more information
please call 736-1494.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
A 20 percent Preschool Early
Bird registration discount will
continue until June 30, according
to David Seidenberg, director of
the Kent Jewish Community
Center. Those who register on or
before June 30 will receive the 20
percent discount throughout the
The Preschool, which opens in
August, will include 9 a.m. to noon
5-day a week classes for 2, 3 and
4-year-olds, Mommy and Me and
Mother's Morning Out for
15-month-olds, Afternoon Enrich-
ment programs for 3 and 4-year-
olds and extended care from 7:30
a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information and to
register your child, please call
The Social Contract Bridge
group of the Kent JCC is still look-
ing for members to join their ses-
sions which are held each Wednes-
day at 1 p.m. at the Kent JCC
Call for more information to
David Goldstein at 796-4326 or
the Kent JCC at 736-1494.
From the Pinellas County
Board of Rabbis, Rabbi Jacob
Luski, Chairman, V a; < i
Hakashrut of Pinellas Co.:
Following an inspection of the
premises on March 25, the Vaad
Hakashrut of Pinellas County,
Board of Rabbis, has declared that
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Sunday, May 18 will be Pinellas'
first communitywide Israel In-
dependence Day celebration.
The event, held for years at the
Jewish Community Center in St.
Petersburg, will be at Ruth
Eckerd Hall to provide a more
central location. The event is
slated from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
It is the hope of Independence
Day sponsors that each organiza-
tion will send representatives and
as many of the Jewish community
as possible will attend to not only
honor Israel's 38th Birthday, but
also as a show of solidarity among
The celebration is sponsored by
the JCC in cooperation with the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, the Kent Jewish Com-
munity Center, the Golda Men-
Center, the Jewish War Veterans,
B'nai B'rith and the Tampa Bay
Headlining the entertainment
will be Israeli TV and recording
star Ruthi Navon. A separate pro-
gram (and games) will be held for
children not wishing to attend
Miss Navon's performance.
Federation president Stanley
Newmark will be the master of
Michael Bilirakis has indicated he
Activities will also include
booths hosted by the various
Refreshments will be served.
Rep. Michael Bilirakis
The event also will kick off the
Shalom Newcomers Network pro-
ject, being initiated in Pinellas by
the JCC and JWB, in cooperation
with the Kent Jewish Community
Center and Jewish organizations
Continued from Page 1
ing of a petition containing tne
signatures of 10 members of the
Federation. The petition must be
received by the Federation presi-
dent or executive director at least
five days prior to the annual
throughout the county.
Tickets are $5 per adult, $2 for
students 6 to 17. Children 5 and
under will be admitted free.
Tickets will be sold at the door.
Stock Market Gains Can Benefit
You and The Jewish People
If you've held securities at least
sue months which have grown in
value, you can contribute them to
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas'
Combined Jewish Appeal cam-
paign and take a tax deduction for
the appreciated value while you
also help fellow Jews locally and
FOR EXAMPLE: Suppose
stocks purchased more than six
months ago for $1,000 are worth
$1,500 when you donate them to
ONE: The Federation credits
you with a $1,500 gift.
TWO: You pay no capital gains
tax on the $500 increase in the
value of your stocks.
THREE: You can take a $1,500
charitable deduction on your in-
FOUR: You will have helped the
Jewish people without an out-of-
Contact the Federation
(446-1033) for more information.
ACT NOW! THE BULLISH
market won't last forever.
You benefit. The Federation
benefits. The Federation's
beneficiary agencies and the peo-
ple they serve benefit. Israel
benefits. Jewish life in Pinellas
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County, S01 S. Jupiter,
Clearwater, FL SS515, U6-10S3.
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Suncoast Chapter off American Technion Society
To Honor Rabbi David Susskind
The Suncoast .Chapter of the
American Technion Society will
honor Rabbi David Susskind for
his dedication and involvement in
Technion at a Gala Dinner Dance
to be held on Sunday May 25, at
the Wine Cellar Restaurant at
6:30 p.m. All proceeds from the
dinner will go toward a student
Rabbi Susskind helped found
Technion on the West Coast of
Florida eight years ago. Locally,
there are 120 members. The
group meets three times a year
and all funds go toward
"Technion is the MIT of the
Middle East," said Rabbi
Susskind. "It is involved in the ad-
vancement of pure science and
has kept Israel in the forefront of
the 20th century."
Akin to Hebrew University,
Technion is one of the more
significant institutions in the ad-
vancement of technology in Israel,
the Middle East and the United
States. GTE recently entered into
a contract with Technion for a
sophisticated phone system,
Susskind has been a rabbi for 36
year's, 30 of those years as Rabbi
at :Temple Beth-El in St.
Petersburg, where he is now Rab-
"I've seen generations come
and go at the synagogue. It has
been a source of great delight and
fulfillment," remarked Susskind.
Originally from New York,
Susskind was ordained in 1949
from the Hebrew Union College of
the Jewish Institute of Religion.
"My wife, Bernice and I are en-
joying our semi-retirement," said
Susskind. In addition to being in-
volved in the community,
Susskind is serving as an adjunct
professor in the department of
philosophy and theology at St.
Leo's College. He is also the
Jewish Chaplain at Bay Pines
Hospital in St. Petersburg.
In his free time, Susskind said
he is doing some writing about
"Jewish historical events of local
Susskind said there is a great
need for more people to get in-
volved with Technion, which
graduates over 70 percent of the
engineers so vitally needed for
Israel's economic and defense
"By being involved in Technion
people can have directo input into
advancing the economy and the
future of Israel," concluded
Anyone interested in attending
the Technion dinner or obtaining
more information about Technion
should contact Dr. and Mrs. E.
Maurice Heller, chairpersons for
the Dinner Dance, at 360-7800.
When All You
Wanted Isn't Enough
By Harold S. Kusner
Reviewed by Louise Reassler
It is not an unusual thing that at
some point in one's life, one ques-
tions oneself: "What's it all about?
Is this all there is to life? What
have I contributed to this world?
In his book, When Bad Things
Happen to Good People, Rabbi
Harold S. Kushner helps one cope
with the vicissitudes of life and to
accept difficulties and inequities
without rancor. Now, in his latest
book, he addresses himself to the
Hie first Seder at Menorah Manor, led by ex-
ecutive director Edward W. Vinocur.
Celebrates First Passover
The annual celebration of
Passover had a very special mean-
ing for the 116 Residents of
Menorah Manor, as this was the
Home's first observance of
During the April Resident
Council Meeting, Congregation
B'nai Israel Sisterhood President
Bunnie Katz presented the Home
with a Seder Plate, Matzoh Cover
and Elijah's Cup, all beautifully
decorated in blue and white
(which just so happens to be the
Home's colors). In her presenta-
tion Mrs. Katz noted that the
Sisterhood was pleased to be
assisting in helping to establish a
traditional holiday for the
Menorah Manor Family.
Rabbi Jacob Luski presented a
series of inservice training ses-
sions to assist the Home's staff in
understanding the holiday, the
traditions and meanings of
Passover, and what should be
In his role as Chairman of the
Vaad Ha Kashrut, Rabbi Luski
also assisted in the supervision of
the staff in their spring cleaning
of the entire Home, especially in
the kitchen to assure that it was
free of all "hametz" and the Laws
of Kashruth were being observed.
Traditional Seders were held
the first two evenings. The first
by the Home's Executive Direc-
tor, Edward W. Vinocur and the
second evening Seder by
Volunteer, Max Roth. Resident
members of the family also shared
in participating in each Seder in-
cluding many staff members who
came back to the Home on their
off time to watch the service and
assist the Residents in par-
ticipating during the service.
Many of the recipes for the
week of Passover were family
recipes from some of the
Residents of the Home.
true meaning of life itself.
In this book Rabbi Kushner is
attempting once again to supply
possible solutions to life's pro-
blems, and he covers each stage of
the life cycle. In youth one pur-
sues excellence in education, then
later in a career, in marriage, etc.
If self-questioning continues
and one is driven, seeking he
knows not what, where can he
seek help? It is Rabbi Kuahner's
firm belief that it is to religion one
turns for guidance.
Interestingly enough, his treat-
ment of a short book in the Bible,
Ecclesiastes, is very thought-
Kohelet (Hebrew for Ec-
clesiastes) was a wise man who, in
this book, provides many pro-
nouncements on problematical life
situations. At first glance, this
part of the Bible seems to be pro1
found, but on second thought it
can prove to be a book cynical and
negative. Kohelet jumps from
topic to topic, often contradicting
himself, as Rabbi Kushner points
Each chapter in When All You'll
Ever Wanted Isn't Enough is well
worth reading, as well as ponder-
ing. This latest book is as equally
fine as When Bad Things Happen
to Good People, and goes a step
further. It should be read slowly
and digested thoroughly. It pro-
vides guidance for one to live a full
life in a less than perfect world
and to be productive.
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Community Unites At
Passover To Help Others
Thanks to the efforts of a wide
range of community groups, more
than 50 families received a supply
of Passover food from the Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Service.
The Jewish War Veterans
Ladies Auxiliaries of the Abe
Ader and Paul Surenky posts sup-
plied matzoh, gefilte fish,
horseradish, matzoh meal, cakes,
candies and wine to families who
because of circumstances, age,
physical or financial distress
would otherwise have been unable
to celebrate the holiday, said Ber-
nice Bressler, Gulf Coast coor-
dinator of Outreach and Primary
The synagogues and temples in
Pinellas County also contributed
to Gulf Coast so that additional
food supplies could be purchased
to grace tables of our fellow Jews.
One example of this generosity
was the check presented to the
agency by Rabbi Kenneth
Bromberg, president of the
Pinellas Board of Rabbis, Ms.
This outpouring of concern was
further demonstrated by Temple
Ahavat Shalom and other con-
gregations which invited a
number of needy families to be
guests at their congregational
Seders. For one Russian family,
this was the very first time they
had participated in a Seder.
But Ms. Bressler noted that
tzedukah is not limited to
Passover. Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service regularly receives
a check from Temple Beth-El
from its monthly "canning pro-
gram" while Congregation Beth
Shalom and Congregation B'nai
Israel are keeping Gulf Coast's
coffers filled with canned goods
donated by congregants.
"We are most grateful to the
Jewish community of Pinellas
County for making it possible for
these families to celebrate a
joyous Passover," she said.
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'Now We Understand9
Pinellas School Children Learn off Holocaust
Governor To Be At Dedication
Continued from Page 1
for Pinellas and Pasco residents
who otherwise would be placed
unnecessarily in nursing homes.
The Hacienda Home for Special
Services introduces a new level of
care to the state, combining the
maximum in residential in-
dependence with treatment for
minor health needs. Any resident
of Pinellas or Pasco counties who
is over 18 and who has been cer-
tified by a physician to be in need
of residential health programming
is eligible for admission.
Plans for the pilot project have
been in the works for three years
with Gulf Coast Executive Direc-
tor Michael Bernstein guiding the
planning, in concert with the Gulf
Coast board of directors. Berns-
tein said without the support of
the local Jewish community, Gov.
Graham and local, state and na-
tional agencies the opening of the
facility would never have been
Likewise, Gulf Coast President
Jim Soble expressed his deep ap-
preciation for the help the agency
has received. Soble said he hopes
as many participating agencies as
possible will attend the dedication
so Gulf'Coast ean express its
Although not yet open, the
home is already under the
spotlight. Due to the escalating
costs of care for the aged, Jewish
organizations, including Douglas
Gardens in Miami, Jacksonville's
Rivergarden facility and New
York's Mount Sinai already have
expressed interest in starting a
In addition to Gov. Graham,
Gulf Coast officials said various
state and local legislators;
Thomas Wester, district ad-
ministrator for the Department of
Health and Rehabilitative Ser
vices; representatives from HRS,
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County and Jewish communal
agencies, and numerous other in-
dividuals who have supported the
program will participate in the
Further information about the
program can be obtained by call-
ing Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice at 381-2873.
Gvlf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice is a beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation or Pinellas
Federation Board member
Stanley Igel and his wife Lusia
were among the survivors par-
ticipating in the countywide
Holocaust Remembrance Day at
Congregation B'nai Israel.
Part of the message that day
was that the Holocaust must be
remembered, not only to honor
the victims, but so history will not
Last month, the Igels accepted
an invitation from Bay Point Mid-
dle School to tell their story in
remembrance of the Holocaust.
The presentation lasted 50
minutes. Within a week, the Igels
had received 75 individual letters
from children at the school.
They all started off "Thank
you," but then each child express-
ed his or her own thoughts.
"Jewish children grow up know-
ing these things," Igel said.
. Portions of some of the letters
are printed here:
"I learned many things I
didn't know. The one thing I en-
joyed most was you telling us
about being in hiding. Now I
understand what people went
"I learned a lot about the
Nazis. I didn't realize so many
people were killed."
"We got a lot of our questions
answered and you straightened
out a lot about what we thought
about concentration camps."
"I always wondered what hap-
pened in World War II."
"I think it's wrong that people
treated other people that way.'
"You helped me understand
how the Nazis treated people."
"I want to thank you and your
wife for coming to our school on
your own time and for free. What
I liked most, was when you told us
how many Jews were killed a day.
It must have been hard for you to
tell us the things that happened
during the war."
"The speech you gave let me
know more about concentration
camps, and the war itself ... It
was very interesting, not like
most boring speeches."
"I learned Hitler was a very
"At first I didn't understand
about the Nazis, but now I know
they were not nice people at all."
"I'm very happy it wasn't me,
or it didn't happen here, and I'm
also happy you, your wife, and
child survived. When you came to
tell us, I think I learned to be more.
German President: A Future of Non-Prejudice
Depends On Knowledge. Understanding of Past
thankful. If it were us, we pro-
bably would not have survived,
the way we are here in America."
"I learned a lot about how the
Nazis treated the Jews and I think
Richard von Weizsacker, presi-
dent of the Federal Republic of
Germany, spoke before 4,000 peo-
ple in Duisberg, Germany, a city
in the Ruhr Valley, earlier this
year marking Brotherhood Week.
Brotherhood Week is an annual
observance held in an effort to
promote reconciliation between
Germans and the victims of the
terror of the Nazi regime.
In his remarks, Weizsacker
The Holocaust taught the
world what forgetting the
brotherhood of man can lead to.
Awareness of the past is not a
burden, but rather a liberation.
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it was stupid because Hitler was
not even German. I wish others
could have heard your experience,
because you can learn a lot."
children, our brothers and sisters
we will be what you could not.
CANDLE FOUR: The
resistance fighters in the ghettos,
woods and camps we will teach
your lesson to each generation.
CANDLE FIVE: The Allied
soldiers who fought and died to
save us and the world.
CANDLE SIX: And now the
victims at the hands of the new
The words of the song by Mrs.
Miriam Berger of Temple Beth El
were found scratched in the floors
and walls of the trains which took
Jewish people to their deaths in
the concentration camps.
They did not have the wings of
the swallow to fly away from their
"We are all survivors," Con-
gregation B'nai Israel Cantor Irv-
ing Zummer said. "Had the Evil
Ones been able to extend their
tentacles even further, there
would be no Jewish survivors to-
day." That is the importance or
remembering. We must be deter-
mined that never again, anywhere
will such a thing happen, he said.
The special survivors honored
though were those in Pinellas who
lived through the Holocaust.
About 20 of them sat toward the
front of the sanctuary, and about
half later took part in the "March
of Silence" circling the sanctuary
as not a sound was made.
Dramatizations of the stories of
some of these survivors was the
focus of the program. Cantor
Zummer worked with the sur-
vivors recording their stories
prior to the evening. The actual
presentations were done by young
leaders from Congregation B'nai
Israel speaking as the survivors.
"We felt it would be too hard on
the survivors to present their
stories themselves," Zummer
The young leaders dramatizing
the survivors' stories were Mrs.
Judi Gordon (as Mrs. Mary
Wygodski), Michael Schwartzverg
(as Meyer Bernstein), Ms. Helen
Strait (as Mrs. Esther Rothman),
Dr. Mitchell LeVine (as Herman
Pincus), Mrs. Jennifer Sternberg
(as Mrs. Natalie Grauer) and
Wayne Momberg and Mrs. Mar-
sha Jennings (as Simon and Gar-
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The new President, Dr. Oscar
Arias Sanchez, who was to take
office Thursday, has appointed
three members of the Jewish com-
munity, all women, as Deputies to
key Cabinet offices. They are
Ophelia Rubinstein, Housing; San-
dra Pisk, Planning; and Rebecca
The Israeli delegation to the in-
auguration of Arias Sanchez is led
by Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, who spoke last Wednes-
day night (May 7) to more than
500 members of the Costa Rican
Jewish community.' He called
Costa Rica "a real democracy"
and cited democracy as the tie
that binds Israel and Costa Rica,
which has been a staunch sup-
porter of the Jewish State.
Shamir praised outgoing Presi-
dent Luis Alberto Monge as a
friend who is not afraid to
demonstrate his friendship for
Israel. "President Monge will
enter into Jewish history," said
Shamir, for his having moved his
country's Embassy in Israel from
Tel Aviv to Jerusalem shortly
after taking office four years ago.
Golda Meir Center
302 South Jupiter Ave.
Friday, May 16,1986
specific group in society is a viola-
tion of the concept of*
"Anti-Semitic statements were
made recently in our country.
They were an insult and a source
of concern to our Jewish fellow
citizens and to Jews throughout'
the world. I would like to ask them
"Many of our young people say
to us: "This has to stop sometime.
Don't impose feelings of guilt on .
us.' They don't say this with anti-
Semitic sentiments, but rather
with a need to cast off a burden."
"The younger generation is free
to shape the era it lives in in accor-
dance with its own insights and
reponsibilities. It will be able to do
justice to this task:
if it knows what happened.
if it knows that this could not
have happened without a long
history of anti-Semitic prejudices.
if it recognizes each genera-
tion must protect itself anew
AT THE MOVIES
Starting in May, the Golda Meir
Center will be showing films of
various subjects and interests on
several Mondays each month at 11
On Monday, May 19,
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem" will be
shown. Call Sue if you need more
information or transportation.
There is no charge.
A series on vision problems will
be offered on Friday mornings at
10:80 at the Golda Meir Center.
The class will be taught by Kathy
Griffin of the Pinellas County
Adult Education Center, and will
run through the summer.
The sessions relate to having or
understanding vision loss that fre-
auently occurs in senior adults. It
lould be stressed that one need
not be suffering from any vision
loss to find the class worthwhile.
There is no charge.
A DAY AT THE
The Charles and Isadora
Rutenberg Family Foundation
Inc. and the Golda Meir Center
will sponsor a Lag B'Omer
celebration on Tuesday, May 27
from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We will travel
to the beautiful Belle View
Biltmore Hotel in Belleair where
our day will include a dairy lunch,
swimming (don't forget your suit
and towel) and cards. A special
water exercise class will be taught
especially for us.
The cost for this excursion is $5
and includes transportation.
Please call Sue no later than
May 20 to make arrangements.-.
WHAT'S COMING UP
Wednesday, May 21 We'll
leave the Center at 1020 a-m. to
spend the day in St. Petersburg.
We'll go to the Pier, Beach Drive
shops, the Plaza, lunch in a cafe,
and finish the day with a 1 p.m.
tour of the Dali Museum (admis-
Wednesday, May 28 At 12:80
p.m. we'll head to Jo-El's Kosher
market in St. Petersburg.
There will be a $1 transporta-
tion charge for each trip. Please
call Sue at 461-0222 to reserve
space for any of our excursions.
Friday, May 16, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
Agency Presidents Encourage
You Can Make the Difference
Continued from Page 1
"You can make the difference.
Your contribution can make the
difference," the campaign coor-
No one can tell another person
what to do or how much to give,
but Jewish researchers estimate,
based on ratios and percentages,
that an appropriate contribution
for anyone earning $50,000 is
anywhere from $1,000 to $8,000,
depending on family cir-
cumstances, campaign officials
These contributions are over
and above what Jews do for their
congregations and individual
organisations they belong to.
Locally, the major agencies
Pinellas Jews support through the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County and the C J A campaign are
the Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice, the Jewish Day School of
Pinellas County, the Jewish Com-
munity Center in St. Petersburg
and the Kent Jewish Community
Center in Clearwater.
Nationally, there are a host of
national agencies supported
through the Federation campaign,
each one deserving our contribu-
tions and, of course, overseas we
support the Jewish Agency and
the Joint Distribution Committee
which makes it possible for those
Jews who are the "have note" of
the world to receive aid in the
form of a hot meal or social
welfare services desperately need-
ed by those who cannot support
"Yes, you can make the dif-
ference," campaign officials said.
"Please don't wait."
Pinellas Jews Invited to 'Most
Important Annual Meeting Ever'
Continued from Page 1
the Jewish community as possible
attend," Mrs. Rinde said. "It is
their annual meeting."
"It is an opportunity for the
Federation and the beneficiary
agencies to report to the com-
munity on the work of the past
year and hopes for the future."
"This is an especially important
annual meeting. The future rests
on a Federated Jewish community
pulling together countywide, and
that is the commitment of the
Federation and the beneficiary
The other pluses, Mrs. Rinde
said, are that Shoshana Cardin
was able to be the guest speaker
and that the breakfast can be held
at the Belleview Biltmore.
"No one can say too much about
how outstanding Mrs. Cardin is. I
know everyone will enjoy hearing
her," Mrs. "Rinde said.
The fact that the breakfast is be-
ing held at the Belleview Biltmore
is an indication of its importance.
Not only is the Belleview Biltmore
a special occasion for everyone,
the facility allows space to accom-
modate as many of the Jewish
community as can attend the an-
nual meeting breakfast.
Mrs. Rinde, who is a Federation
board member, has been working
hard, in cooperation with a
Federation committee, to prepare
for the annual meeting.
"Toni Rinde has done an ex-
cellent job in preparing for the an-
nual meeting and coordinating ef-
forts to make the meeting
outstanding," Federation presi-
dent Stanley Newmark said.
Federation is in fact one of Mrs.
Rinde's prime concerns it and
Temple B'nai Israel in
Long active in the Pinellas
Jewish community, Mrs. Rinde
belongs to virtually every Jewish
organization possible. She devotes
most of her time to temple and
She and her husband, Dr. John
Rinde, have two grown children;
Debbie, a doctor in Tampa and
Barbara, a CPA in Miami.
Many Pinellas Jews have
already pledged contributions for
the '66 campaign. To those, the
Federation and the people CJA
helps say thank-you.
But also, a reminder. Pledges
already made can be increased if
your circumstances have changed
or you see an opportunity to help
It also helps if you pay your
pledge early rather than wait until
There are, of course, tax
benefits to you for your CJA con-
tribution. And there are ways
other than just writing a check to
Bequests in wills, stock
transfers and gifts of land are just
some of the possibilities.
For more information, contact
the Federation T446-108S).
For those who have not yet had
an opportunity to contribute or
who wish to increase their con-
tribution, a coupon is provided
Continued from Page 1
meeting is an opportunity to show
The remembrance ceremony
was sponsored by the seven
temples and synagogues of
Pinellas County in cooperation
with the Pinellas County Board of
Rabbi Jacob Luski of Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel hosted the
ceremony with Rabbis Kenneth
Bromberg, Ira Youdovin, Jan
Bresky, Stuart Berman, and
Israel Dvorkin participated. Rabbi
Stanley Brav and Rabbi Morris
Kobrinetz, both of St. Petersburg
Beach, Kabbi Aaron Mauskaupf of
Gulfport, Rabbi David Susskind
and Rabbi Arthur Baseman of
Temple B'nai Israel also spon-
sored and contributed to the
County Commission Chairman
Charles Rainey and St.
Petersburg Mayor Ed Cole were
on hand to present proclamations
on behalf of the county and the ci-
The Holocaust must be
remembered so the enormity of
the crime of genocide will not be
forgotten, Rainey said, and hailed
the Jewish community on behalf
of the county.
Cole, presenting the city's pro-
clamation, said "There are in
some quarters those who now
deny there was a Holocaust. The
sin of forgetting can only lead to a
resurgence of anti-Semitism."
In addition to the county and St.
Petersburg, Clearwater, Kenneth
City, St. Petersburg Beach, South
Pasadena, Treasure Island,
Redington Beach and Belleair
Beach, Seminole and Redington
Shores proclaimed May 4 as Yom
Hashoa Remembrance Day for
Jewish martyrdom and heroism.
Their proclamations were posted
at the service.
Kent Jewish Community Center
"I would encourage everyone
who possibilv can to attend the an-
1986 Combined Jewish Appeal
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Jewish Federation of Pinellas County
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Please join us for the
Joint Annual Meeting
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County
Kent Jewish Community Center
Pinellas County Jewish Day School
Sunday, June 1, 1986
Belleview Biltmore Hotel
25 Belleview Boulevard
Special Guest Speaker
Shoshana S. Cardin
President of the Council of Jewish Federations
Annual Meeting Chairwoman
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munity Center president Robert
"The various organizations are
the building blocks upon which
Jewish life in Pinellas County is
built. It is important that we meet
together and work together to im-
prove that life," he said.
Freeman also said the annual
meeting, which includes presenta-
tion of the annual reports of the
Federation and its beneficiary
agencies, gives individual Jews in
Pinellas an opportunity to see the
good work that they are partly
responsible for through their con-
tributions to the annual CJA
Jewish Community Center
The annual meetings are a time
that the community can come
together, outgoing JCC president
Gerald Colen said. "It gives us a
chance to be together as one."
This meeting is especially im-
portant, he said, because there are
a lot of projects going on that the
community really ought to know
about they're part of the reason
for the campaigns.
Also, Oolen said, anyone bear-
ing Mrs. Cardin, who is president
of the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions, will see the importance of
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Government Affairs Committee
And SUSAN JENKINS
Golf Coast Jewish
Family Service, Inc.
The Florida Legislature will be
completing its two month 1986
session at the end of May. The
Federation Government Affairs
Committee and Gulf Coast Jewish
Family Service are jointly ad-
By GLADYS OSHER
'Old-Timers' Reunion: A most unique reunion is being planned
for the Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26 at the Sheraton-St.
Petersburg (near the entrance to the Skyway). Most of those it's a
get together of members of the Jewish community who grew up in
the St. Petersburg area from the early 1920s through the 1950s.
The only requirement is that you or your spouse was part of the
Jewish community as a child or teen-ager during those early
Well over 100 people were contacted by mail and over 70 reser-
vations have come in already. Most of those planning to attend
are from out of town, according to the planning committee made
up of Marilyn Benjamin, Thelma Gilbert, Toby Snyder, Bunnie
Katz and Shelia Grossman.
The reunion is expected to reunite some friends who have not
seen each other in 40 years. The first reunion of these "old
timers" was held seven years ago with great success. Anyone in-
terested in attending, should contact Bunnie Katz at 345-0983.
Something to crow about: Bette Schroeder of St. Petersburg
was beaming the other day after her Sweet Adeline's group, The
Pride of Pinellas, took first place honors in state competition.
Although Bette watched from the audience during the contest
held in Orlando, she says she'll be singing her heart out in
September 1987 when the group goes to Hawaii to participate in
the Sweet Adeline's national competition.
Bette also recently enjoyed having a special Passover visit from
niece Diane Brown and her children, Jonathan and Valerie of
New Jersey. While here Diane told one of those Amazing But
True stories that deserves repeating.
Several years ago when Diane was preparing to move from
Omaha, Nebraska to New Jersey, her 98-year-old great-
grandmother asked her if she would try to locate a sister, Eva
Schecter, with whom the family had lost contact for 30 years. The
last they had heard, the sister was living somewhere in New York
or New Jersey.
As soon as she got to New Jersey, Diane started the search,
calling each Schecter in the phone book. No luck. She asked peo-
ple she met if they had heard of an Eva Schecter. Still no luck.
Almost a year later, Diane was visiting friends in Brooklyn
when a neighbor dropped by to borrow something. The woman
was invited in and Diane was introduced. When the neighbor
found out that Diane was from Omaha, she told Diane that her
mother also had relatives there.
"What was your mother's name?" Diane asked.
"Eva Schecter," the neighbor replied.
New Leadership: Joanne Luaki recently installed the
Sisterhood of Congregation B'nai Israel officers for 1986-88.
The new officers are: Charla Fogel, president; Ronnie Geffon,
ways and means vice president; Violet Goldstein, fellowship vice
president; Reva Pearlstein, youth and service vice president;
Esther Mallen, cultural vice president; Frances Stone, cor-
responding secretary; Myrna Irwin, recording secretary; Maxine
Pomerantz, financial secretry; Thelma Gilbert, treasurer and
Dee Dinsfriend, assistant treasurer.
The Clearwater Chapter of Hadasaah will install its new of-
ficers on Wednesday, May 21, at Temple B'nai Israel. Clear-
water's own Hilda Sachs, who is currently serving as the presi-
dent of the Florida Central Region of Hadassah, will do the
The new officers include a three-member presidium: Mary
Hochhauser, who will also serve as treasurer; Betty Neuer, who
will also serve as fund raising vice president and Mildred
Obolosky, who will also serve as membership vice president.
Other officers are: Dora Goldman, education vice president;
Phyllis Miller, program vice president; Evelyn Schultz and
Dorothy Shapiro, corresponding secretaries; Florence
Lefkowitz, financial secretary; and Pauline Rosenberg, recor-
Showing off: Andrea H. Barber, daughter of Amy Person-
Becker, and granddaughter of Hannah and Joe Person, has been
accepted in Pinellas County's "Program for the Academically
Talented" at St. Petersburg High School. The program provides
highly motivated students with the opportunity to participate in a
rigorous college prep, curriculum. Andrea, who has an interest in
studying medicine, will earn an international baccalaureate
degree from Geneva, Switzerland, at the end of her four years in
the high school program. We expect to hear more big things from
Andrea in the future.
Inspiring: What a thrilling evening at Temple Beth-El Friday
night services when Ruth Dikman, Ivy Dyekman, Jonathan
Foldauer, Valerie Fuldaaer, Mildred Greene, Shirley Hay, Ir-
ani Marlis and Belle Maner celebrated their B'nai Mitzvah. It
was especially touching for me when Irma said that she was in-
spired by my Bat Mitzvah three years ago and decided then and
there to start the necessary study. Mazel Tov to all.
Don't forget send me news of all your simchas. Call me at
866-2007 or write me in care of the Jewish Floridian, 301 S.
Jupiter, Clearwater, 33515.
vocating specific legislative
issues, which relate to meeting
the basic needs of people in our
community and State.
Individuals can positively in-
fluence pending legislation by con-
tacting their legislators and ex-
pressing their opinions. The
Pinellas Legislative Delegation
Office (462-3594) has a directory
which includes the names, ad-
dresses and phone numbers of our
senators and representatives.
Individual action by consti-
tuents is a vital part of the
legislative process. Become in-
volved by writing your elected
representatives concerning one of
our legislative priorities.
The League of Women Voters
suggests a few simple guidelines
which can increase the effec-
tiveness of our advocacy actions.
1. Write as an individual on per-
sonal or plain stationery.
2. Include your name and ad-
dress so your legislator can reply.
3. Using your own words, be
brief and to the point.
4. State whenever possible the
effect of the legislation on your
community, you and your family.
5. Be sure your facts are
6. "Public Opinion Messages"
can be used when time does not
permit writing. The Western
Union rate is very reasonable.
During the past five years,
District V (Pinellas and Pasco
Counties) has led the rest of
Florida with the largest number
of 60-plus individuals moving here
from other states. As our area
continues to undergo tremendous
growth, we must support legisla-
tion which address the many
needs of our district.
One of the increasing needs in
Pinellas County is that of guar-
dianship. Senate bill 122 would
establish a public guardianship
program for a purpose of pro-
viding guardianship services for
individuals when no private guar-
dian is available.
This Bill provides for the office
of Public Guardian in each judicial
circuit. It provides powers and
duties and requires each public
guardian to prepare a budget and
to file a surety bond. Its counter-
part on the House side is House
Adult Congregate Living
House Bill 21 directs the
Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services to provide
a reimbursement level of $750 per
month for Adult Congregate Liv-
ing Facilities (ACLF) and further
provides an appropriation for that
District V has one of the largest
numbers of ACLF's in the state
and has a very serious problem
with the current level of
House Bill 29 would provide for
the Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services to
establish a pilot program to pro-
vide assistance for services to
shelter and foster care homes and
to children placed in foster or
shelter care. This bill would
establish the pilot program and
provide for evaluation of the
Senate Bill 202 would require
insurers providing individual
health insurance to offer optional
coverage for mental and nervous
disorders similar to that presently
required of Group Health In-
surance. This would specify the
benefits under the coverage.
The above Bills are just a few
which are pending legislative ac-
tion at this time. As a resident of
the community, you have the abili-
ty to help your human service
agencies, such as Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service, which
serve the elderly, the mentally ill,
children and families. Although
these bills may not affect you at
this time, they may very well
touch you or your loved ones in
Please help by contacting your
The Government Affairs Com-
mittee is a standing subcommittee
of the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County's Community
Relations Committee. Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service is a
beneficiary agency of the
For School Board
Audrey R. Greenberg of 3116
Tiffany Drive, Belleair Beach, has
announced she will be a
Democratic candidate for the
School Board seat in District 2 be-
ing vacated by Betty Hamilton.
Mrs. Greenberg, a former
elementary school teacher, is cur-
rently a member of the City Coun-
cil in Belleair Beach where she
serves as Chairman of the Person-
A past president of the National
Council of Jewish Women, Sun-
coast Section, she is on the Board
of Directors of the Suncoast Tiger
Bay Club and a member of the
Pinellas County Committee for
Project Graduation. Married to
Dr. Stephen Greenberg, a St.
Petersburg radiologist, they are
the parents of two sons who at-
tend Largo High Scool.
David Eric Gallace, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Bruno Gallace was called
to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, May 10 at Temple Beth-
El, St. Petersburg.
David is a student in the Temple
Beth-El religious school. He is a
seventh-grader at Southside Fun-
damental Middle School. David is
an airman first class in the Civil
Air Patrol, a gymnast, a trumpet
player in the band and he also
plays the piano.
Mr. and Mrs. Gallace hosted a
reception May 10 at the Wine
Amy Jacobson, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Jacobson will be
called to the Torah as a Bat Mitz-
vah on Saturday, May 17 at Con-
gregation B'nai Israel in St.
Petersburg. Amy is a student in
the Pauline Rivkind Talmud
Torah and is active in Kadima.
Jewish folk dance and Kolrina
choir. An eight-grader at Bay-
point Middle School, she enjoys
writing, drawing, swimming. She
has won awards for her stories
The Jacobsons will hold a
garden reception at their home.
Special guests will include Mr. and
Mrs. George Jacobson, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Jacobson, Adam and
Tonya Jacobson, Mr. and Mrs.
Alan Kent of Kingston, N.Y.
Gregory H. Paull, son of Mrs.
Susan Olsen will be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Satur-
day, May 24 at Temple Beth-El. A
student in the Temple Beth-El
religious school, Gregory is a
seventh-grader at Southside Fun-
damental Middle School where lie
is in the gifted program. Gregory
also enjoys soccer and karate.
Mr. and Mrs. E. John Olsen will
host a reception on Saturday, May
24 at the Kapok Tree restaurant.
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Floridian deadline for May 30 edition.
Shabbat candlelighting, 7:56 p.m.
Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, Shabbat Daven at
the Kotel honoring Israel's Independence Day. 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 17
Congregation B'nai Israel, Shabbat Daven at the Kotel honor-
ing Israers Independence Day. 9 a.m.
Sunday. May 18
Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Post 409 Gulf Coast
District and Counties Council installation luncheon. 10 a.m.
Holiday Inn-Airport. $10 per person.
B'nai B'rith Lodge 2603 meeting. Brunch. Guest Speaker: Dr.
Stuart Strikowsky on "Combatting anti-Semitism." 10:30 a.m.
Golda Meir Center.
Israel Independence Day Celebration, 1:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd
Young Leadership Development meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the
home of Dr. Mandel and Karen Sher.
Monday, May It
Golda Meir Center, movie "Jerusalem, Jerusalem," 11 am.
Jewish Community Center Senior Friendship Club, board
Menorah Manor meeting. Finance Committee 3 p.m., Ex-
ecutive Board 4:30 p.m., Board of Governors 6:30 p.m.
North PineUas Chapter Hadaasah Regional meeting.
Jewish Community Center Board meeting.
Tuesday, May 20
St Petersburg Afternoon Chapter of ORT Installation lun-
cheon, Dolphin Beach Resort. Cost $7.
Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Pasco-
Hernando area membership coffee. Guests: Dr. Elinor Gordon,
regional Florida Exapansion chairwoman; Libby Strauss,
Florida Expansion coordinator. 1 p.m. Pasco Times Building
Community Room, 11321 U.S. 19 N., Port Richey. For more in-
formation and reservations, call Helen Fishbein 904-683-0425 or
Doris Plapan 848-4528 (Pasco).
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Brotherhood meeting, 8
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Wednesday, May 21
Golda Meir Center trip to St. Petersburg including Dali
Museum tour. 10:30 a.m. $1 transportation charge, $1 museum
Clearwater Chapter of Hadassah installation, noon, Temple
B'nai Israel. 1685 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater.
Jewish Federation of PineUas County Board meeting, 7:30
Thursday, May 22
Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulfport, annual picnic. Fort
DeSoto Park, north end. 9 a.m. until ?
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Friendship Club, 1 p.m.
Jewish Community Center Senior Friendship Club social. 1
National Council of Jewish Women Suncoast Section, calen-
Jewish Community Center annual meeting, 7 p.m. Treasure
Island Yacht Club.
Jewish Business and Professional Women's Network of
Pinellas County Meeting. Kent JCC. Speaker Barbara Vegth on
"How to Manage Stress and Win." 7:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion and RSVP, call 736-1494.
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Council Happy Hour, Studebakers,
Clearwater. 5 p.m.
Friday, May 23
Shabbat candlelighting, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 24
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Brotherhood Installation
Dinner and Dance, 6:30 p.m. $7.50 per person. Reservation re-
quired. For more information, call Louis Goldstein 442-3462.
Reunion of those who grew up in St. Petersburg area from
early 1920s to 1950s. Sheraton-St. Petersburg. For more infor-
mation, call Bunnie Katz 345-0983.
Sunday, May 25
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Council Memorial Day Weekend
Picnic, Brooker Creek Park, 10:30 am. Cost: $4 members, |6
non-members, $2.60 for children over 5. Reservations required.
Suncoast Chapter American Technion Society Gala Din-
ner/Dance, Wine Cellar, Redington Beach, 6:30 p.m. Honoree:
Rabbi David Susskind. Dinner: $25 per person; Sponsor: $100
per couple. For more information, call Barbara Heller 360-7800.
Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Bay Pines Hospital
Monday, May 26
Westwind ORT general meeting and board meeting.
Kent Center picnic, noon. Cost: Free to KJCC members; nor.
members $7.50, adult, $3 children.
Tuesday, May 27
Jewish War Veterans Paul Surensky Post 409 Board
B'nai B'rith Women general meeting.
Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater, Sisterhood meeting.
Golda Meir Center Lag B'Omer celebration. Belleview
Biltmore Hotel, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $5 including
Wednesday, May 28
Golda Meir Center trip to Jo-El's Kosher market. 12:30 p.m.
$1 transportation charge.
Hadassah Aliyah Group board meeting.
National Council of Jewish Women St. Petersburg Section in-
stallation luncheon. Dolphin Beach Resort, 4900 Gulf
Boulevard, St. Petersburg Beach, noon. Louis Ressler will of-
ficiate and the yearly Memorial Scholarship awarded. For reser-
vations, send $10 check (indicating chicken or fish) to Mrs. Yetta
Woolf, 260 58th St. N., St Petersburg, 38710.
Thursday, May 20
Jewish Community Center Senior Friendship Club birthday
and anniversary party. 1 p.m.
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Friendship Club, 1 p.m.
Jewish National Fund Dinner. Tree of Life recipient: U.S.
Rep. C.W. "BUT Young. 6:30 p.m. Tradewinds Resort, St.
Friday. May 30
Opening ceremonies at Gulf Coast Family Service's Hacienda
Home for Special Services, 201 W. Main St., New Port Richey,
4-6 p.m. Special Guest: Gov. Bob Graham.
Floridian deadline for June 13 edition.
Shabbat candlelighting, 8:04 p.m.
Tempel B'nai Israel, Clearwater, Shul in for Junior Youth
Group, 8 p.m.
Congregation Beth Chai, Seminole, confirmation service, 8
Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
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SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM
The Jewish Day School of
Pinellas County will sponsor the
"Summer Food Service Program
for Children" at Camp Kadima
Day Camp, Jewish Community
Center, 8167 Elbow Lane N.. St.
Petersburg, during June, July and
The program is similar to the
National School Lunch Program.
It provides nutritionally balanced
meals to needy children
regardless of race, color or na-
tional origin during summer vaca-
tion when school breakfasts and
lunches are not readily available.
All children 18 years and younger
are eligible for a lunch at no
charge. The programs are only ap-
proved for geographical areas of
need (or enrollment) where one-
half of the children qualify for free
or reduced price meals during the
Registration is now being ac-
cepted for fall enrollment in the
Jewish Community Center
A visit is encouraged for
parents who are interested in a
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program for their 2- and 3-year-
The focus is on individual atten-
tion within a group setting with
small classes and hands on ex-
periences. The curriculum is
designed to inspire an apprecia-
tion and love of our Jewish
heritage through, joyful, participa-
tion in holidays and customs.
For further information call
Betty Bohan at 344-5795.
Camp Kadima is a day camp
program for ages 2Vi through 15
at the Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County. Camp will run
for eight weeks with two four
week sessions: Session I June
16 to July 11 and Session II Ju-
ly 14 to Aug. 8. Regular camp
hours are 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. for
working parents an extended pro-
gram provides care from 7 a.m.-6
Activities at camp include Red
Cross swim instruction, arts and
crafts, music, drama, ceramics,
tennis, soccer, karate, horseback
riding, free swim, field trips, over-
nights and extended
Safari/Caravan trips. Oneg shab-
bats are held each Friday after-
noon. Camp fees include kosher
lunch, snacks and towels. Door to
door transporation is available at
an extra fee.
This summer program is in-
terdenominational and open to the
entire community. The camp also
provides a "special summer
camp" for handicapped children.
Scholarships are available
through funding received from
the Juvenille Welfare Board and
the Community Camping Council.
Funds are also available through
Latchkey Services for children.
For information call the center
COMING TO CAMP
One month and counting down
to a summer of fun!
There is still time to register
and join our growing list of
campers. Here are our latest addi-
tions to the list. We would love to
add your name today!
Call the JCC at 344-5795 for
New registrants are Jennifer
Jay, Scott Jay, Erica Greenberg,
Ilicia Sugarman, Jonathon Sugai4-
man, Candice Abraham, Gabriel
Florida" during the first session
of camp. The trip will begin with a
stop at Fort Myers to visit
Edison's Winter Home and Amaz-
ing Waltzing Waters. Then it is on
to Hollywood, Fla. and Six Flags
Atlantis, a new amusement park.,
^he following day in Miami we'll
visit Miami and the Museum of
Science and Space Transit
Planetarium and the Historical
Museum of Southern Florida. The
fourth day of the trip will include
the Metro Zoo and Planet Ocean.
On the way back to St. Petersburg
on Friday we'll visit Jungle
Larry's African Safari and Carib-
bean Gardens in Naples.
Due to the July 4 weekend the
Safari/Caravan trip first session
will take place during the second
week of camp July 23-27.
An "Atlanta Adventure" will
highlight the second session of
camp. While in Atlanta we'll be
visiting the Atlanta Zoo,
Cyclbrama, Stone Mountain "Mf
Six Flags Over Georgia. We also
have plans to spend a day at Camp
Barney Menditz and the surroun-
ding area of Gainesville, Georgia.
On the return trip to Florida
we'll be stopping in Savannah to
see some historical sites.
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Congregations, Organizations Events
The annual picnic of Congrega-
tion Beth Sholom, 1844 54th
Street South, Gulfport, will again
be held May 22, beginning at 9
a.m. until (?) at Shelter No. 3,
Fort DeSoto Park North End.
The picnic is being planned
under the direction of chairman,
John Bromwich, who made the
picnic last year such a huge
Charcoal and matches for your
cookout will be provided. Bring
your own food. All are invited.
There is no charge.
TAMPA BAY JEWISH
Singles Go To Services
Congregation B'nai Israel and
Rabbi Jacob Luski invite all
Jewish Singles to "Daven at the
Kotel" at this very special Shab-
bat service May 16 celebrating
Israel's Independence Day. Con-
gregation B'nai Israel is located at
301-59 Street North, St.
Petersburg. Services begin at 8
pjn. An Oneg for Singles will
fbflow. For more information con-
tact Jeff Donsky at 585-1888.
Memorial Day Weekend Picnic
There will be plenty of food,
drinks, sports, games and fun.
Children are welcome. Meet at
Brooker Creek Park at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 25. Advance reser-
vations need to be made by May
20 to the Tampa Jewish Com-
munity Center, 2808 Horatio
Street, Tampa, FL 33609, Attn:
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Coun-
cil. Fee: $4 members, $6 non-
members and $2.50 for children
over 5. Rain date: Monday, May
Happy Hour this month will be
May 22 at Studebakers, 2516 Gulf-
To-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, beginn-
ing at 5 p.m. and continuing into
the evening. Please identify
yourself to a host or hostess who
is wearing a carnation. They will
introduce you to other Happy
WOMEN'S LEAGUE FOR
Charla Fogel, President of Con-
gregation B'nai Israel Sisterhood
in St. Petersburg, and Diane
Bernstein, of Congregation Beth
Sholom, Clearwater, will lead a
delegation of Sisterhood members
attending the annual conference
of the Florida Branch of Women's
League for Conservative Judaism.
The conference will be held at the
Hyatt Hotel in West Palm Beach,
Sunday through Tuesday, May
Chairmen of this event is Myrna
Kagan and Honey Cohen of the
Miami area; Vice Chairman is
Cille Strauss, a member of the
Sisterhood of Congregation B'nai
Israel, St. Petersburg.
Installation of officers and
board of directors will take place
Sunday evening, May 18. Rabbi
Jacob Luski of Congregation
B'nai Israel will install incoming
president Anita Helfand from
Congregation B'nai Israel. Helen
Applefield, another member of
Congregation B'nai Israel, will in-
stall the Board of Directors.
Other members of the Ex-
ecutive Committee are: Vice
Presidents: Myrna Kagan, Zion,
Miami; Marilyn Kuffner, Samu-
El, Miami; Barbara Safer,
Jacksonville, Jewish Center;
Diana Siegel, Rodeph Shalom,
Tampa; Financial Secretary,
Lizette Halperin, Ohev Shalom,
Dr. and Mrs. David I. Zelin
Bonnie Ruth Roslow, daughter
of Richard and Phyllis Roslow,
1905 Hawaii Ave. NE, St.
Petersburg, was married April 19
to Dr. David I. Zelin, son of Mar-
tin and Selma Zelin, Pembroke
Rabbi Jacob Luski and Cantor
Irving Zummer officiated at the
ceremony. A reception followed at
the Don Ce Sar Hotel.
Maid of Honor was the bride's
sister, Nancy Roslow and
bridesmaid was her niece, Dayna
Shillet. The best man was Jeffrey
Roslow, brother of the bride.
The bride is an assistant media
buyer at Landers and Partners
Advertising Agency in St.
Petersburg. The groom is in
private" dental practice in St.
Following a honeymoon trip to
California and Hawaii, the couple
will live in St. Petersburg.
Secretary, Linda Blum, Rodeph
Sholom, Tampa; Recording
Secretary, Shirley Berman,
Miami; Treasurer, Ellen Berns-
tein, Congregation B'nai Israel,
Board of Directors from this
area include: Judy Eisenberg and
Francee Weinfeld, Congregation
Beth Sholom, Clearwater; Bunnie
Katz, Esther Mallen, Helen Ap-
plefield, Cille Strauss, Pearl
Brook, Congregation B'nai Israel,
The annual conference is
designed to brief leadership of
Sisterhoods on issues and action
for the coming year. Evelyn
Seelig, National Vice President
and National Membership Chair-
man for the Women's League for
Conservative Judaism, will serve
as consultant and keynote
The Florida Branch is one of the
28 branches, or geographic
regions into which Women's
League is divided. Over 200,000
Women's League members are
enrolled in the 800 Sisterhoods af-
filiated with Conservative
Synagogues In North America
Topics to be disucssed at this
Spring Conference will be geared
to the "Conservative Jewish
Woman: Potential and Profile,"
which includes Jewish education,
American and world affairs, the
family today, creative programm-
ing geared to the theme and
Anti-Semitism is Topic
Dr. Stuart Strikowsky will talk
on "Combatting anti-Semitism in
Pinellas County and Florida" on
Sunday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. at
the Golda Meir Center, 302 So.
Jupiter Ave., Clearwater.
First, "Brunch" will be served,
courtesy of B'nai B'rith Lodge
2603, followed by an open meeting
In addition to his professional
background, Dr. Strikowsky has
had extensive experience in the
subject of anti-Semitism.
The St. Petersburg Afternoon
Chapter of ORT will hold its an-
nual installation luncheon Tues-
day, May 20 at the Dolphin Beach
Resort, 4900 Gulf Blvd., St.
Petersburg Beach, at noon.
Miriam Klein, 544-3429, or Bea
Savitsky, 541-5332, will take
reservations. Deadline: May 15.
Up and Away On
The Lubavitch JETT
Plans for a local Chabad
Lubavitch preschool program,
called the Lubavitch JETT -
Jewish Education Through Torah
have just been released by Rab-
bi Shlomo Sawilowsky, PhD.
"In a broad sense, the goals of
our preschool program are similar
to those that Jewish parents
everywhere strive for," said the
Rabbi. "Early religious training
will include saying prayers and
blessings, participating in songs
and dances, and celebrating
Jewish holidays and customs.
Jewish values and Jewish identity
will be encouraged at a time when
awareness of these abstracts is
just emerging," Rabbi
"By weaving the rich cloth of
Judaism and our traditional Torah
values into our every day cur-
riculum, we hope to foster and
nurture the Jewish education and
identity of each child whose life
we touch," said Mrs. Sawilowsky,
the preschool's primary teacher.
"It is our firm belief that children
can be provided with a com-
prehensive education in Jewish
thought, customs, and laws with
absolutely no compromise in the
quality or spectrum of the general
secular education that parents
desire for their children."
Religious subjects will be taught
in such a manner that no confu-
sion or problems are generated
regardless of the home religious
background and practices. The
secular study program will include
subjects usually taught in a public
preschool setting. All curriculum
will be supervised by Rabbi
Sawilowsky, who holds a PhD in
Curriculum And Instruction from
the University of South Florida.
The program is open to all
Jewish children of Pinellas Coun-
ty. It will serve ages lVt-21^ on
Tuesdays and Thursdays, and
ages 2IA-3IA on Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Fridays. The
hours of school are 9 a.m. to 3
p.m., with flexible hours for work-
ing parents by arrangement.
Kosher dairy lunches will be
brought by each child, with snacks
provided twice daily by the school.
All interested parents are urged
to make an appointment to discuss
further details. Chabad Lubavitch
of Pinellas County can be reached
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