Hume 7 Number 11
Of Pinellas County
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday. May 30, 1986
Price 35 Cents
The Sixth Annual Government
egional Seminar, sponsored by
be Jewish Federation's Govern-
ment Affairs Committee, will ask
be question, "Community Con-
em When Tallahassee Talks
Featured speaker will be Jack
evine, an expert on legislative
Dying and legislative affairs
irho is executive director of the
rlorida Center for Children and
fouth in Tallahassee.
Chairman of the seminar will be
Jeverly Mitlin of St. Petersburg,
Slihu Berman, chairman of the
"ederation's Government Affairs
Mrs. Mitlin said this year's
eminar will be a forum designed
inform the community about
rhat happened in the 1986 session
of the Florida Legislature and
[what should have happened.
The seminar will also serve to
inform community members as to
what they, as individuals, and as a
community can do to make things
happen in the coming election
The forum is scheduled for Sun-
day, June 22, beginning at 9:30
a.m. at the Holiday Inn by the St.
tional Airport. Lunch will be
The Government Affairs Com-
mittee, a subcommittee of the
Federation's Community Rela-
tions Committee, has been hard at
work organizing the forum. "We
are particularly thrilled to have as
our guest speaker, Jack Levine,
the executive director of the
Florida Center for Children and
Youth (FCCY), a private non-
profit advocacy agency," Mrs.
Levine coordinates the entire
operation of Florida's only
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An outstanding speaker of na-
tional prominence, state of the
community reports, election of
those who will lead the Jewish
community, and the elegance of
the Belleview-Biltmore Hotel
what more of a drawing card
could be asked for?
The event is the annual joint
meeting of the Jewish Federation
of Pinellas County and its
beneficiary agencies the Jewish
Community Center of Pinellas
County, Kent Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Day School
and Gulf Coast Jewish Family.
The annual meetings give the
Federation and its beneficiary
agencies an opportunity to report
to the community on what was ac-
complished in the past year and
what is planned for the future.
The annual meeting, chaired by
Federation board member Toni
Rinde, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.
at the Belleview-Biltmore. The
cost is $7.50 per person.
As of last week, over 155
members of the Jewish communi-
ty had indicated they plan to at-
tend the annual breakfast, but
Federation personnel said there's
still room for more. Anyone
wishing to attend should call the
Federation (446-1033), if time
allows. Some tickets will be
available at the door.
Shoshana Cardin, president of
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions, will be the guest speaker.
Mrs. Cardin is considered one of
the, if not the, most outstanding
Jewish women in the nation.
In addition, a nominating com-
mittee has recommended can-
didates for election to new three-
year terms on the Federation
The nominees are Sidney
Albert, Sophie Glasgow, Harold
Haftel, Stanley Igel, Curt Mayer,
Stanley MIchels. Stanley
Newmark, James Shapiro, Henry
Stein and Sidney Werner.
The committee also has recom-
mended the first-time election of
Roni Igel, Diane Sembler, Richard
Lane, Craig Sher and Rabbi Ira
The Federation urges as many
members of the community as
possible to attend.
Campaign Passes $1,100,000
Three Way Partnership:
U.S., Israel And
"I'm always proud when I stand
between these two flags, that of
the United States and my country,
Israel. We have come to realize
that the United States is our only
Those were the words of Israeli
TV and recording star Ruthi
Navon as she performed in
Pinellas for the countywide Israel
Independence Day celebration.
"These are especially trying
times." she said, referring to
threats of a Syrian attack on
Israel or a pre-emptive attack by
Israel. "We know though that we
can always count on the U.S., and
American Jews, including the
Pinellas Jewish community, pro-
vides that support through their
annual Combined Jewish Appeal
campaigns, such as the '86
Federation/CJA Campaign cur-
rently under way in Pinellas.
Although some of those funds
go to support local Jewish agen-
cies and needs, 50 percent goes to
For that reason, Ruthi Navon's
comments struck home as those
The other side U.S. support
was also evident.
Congressman Michael Bilirakis
was one of the dignitaries
"Israel is one of America's
strong allies and its best friend in
the Middle East," Bilirakis said.
Bilirakis, described by master of
ceremonies Federation President
Stanley Newmark as a "strong
supporter of Israel," has attended
all recent Israel Independence
Day celebrations except one when
he had to be in Washington for a
"Every vote counts," Bilirakis
"That's what it's all about,"
Newmark said later. "The in-
dividuals. The individual votes
total up to make things happen."
"We like to think of the in-
dividual pledges to the annual
campaign as votes," Newmark
said. "By pledging, members of
the Jewish community are ex-
pressing their support for Israel
and for the Jewish people."
The '86 Federation/CJA cam-
paign now totals just over
$1,100,000 still about $350,000
away from the '86 goal of
"We hope to make the goal,"
Newmark said, "otherwise our
support for Israel and local causes
will suffer. It's like a reverse vote.
By not pledging or not pledging as
much as possible, it's a vote
against Israel and Jews helping
each other there, nationally and
(See campaign coupon inside)
Rep. Michael Bilirakis
Third Annual Jewish Singles
The Tampa Bay Jewish Singles
Council will host tile Third Annual
Jewish Singles Conference the
weekend of June 7-8 at the
Sheraton Sand Key, 1160 Gulf
Blvd., Clearwater Beach.
The weekend will begin with a
Saturday night Havdala service at
8:45 p.m. followed at 9 p.m. by a
dance featuring a live band.
Sunday's all-day conference will
begin with a morning fitness class
and workshops. The morning
workshops are: relaxation
through massage, stress manage-
ment, overcoming shyness, Israel
and terrorism, and a beginning
The morning workshops will be
followed by brunch featuring
keynote speaker. Dr. Anschel
Weiss, director of the Tampa
Jewish Family Services, who will
discuss the "Successful Single and
the Establishment of a Significant
The Sunday afternoon
workshops which participants
may choose from are: interesting
Jewish customs, fun things to do
around the Bay area, an
astrological guide to love, quality
relationships and an advance ten-
Last year more than 250 Jewish
singles attended the annual con-
ference held at the Don CeSar
Resort on St. Petersburg Beach.
"The conference this year will
offer a diversified selection of
workshops with broad interests,"
said singles council president
Richard Myers. "We are expec-
ting attendance to be very close to
the 300 mark."
The Sheraton is offering a
special rate to conference par-
ticipants who spend Saturday
night at the hotel. The rate is $68
arid reservations will be handled
directly through the Sheraton by
Registration for the conference
will be available at the door. Cost
at the door is: dance, $17.50
members, $20 non-members; the
workshops and brunch, $40 for
both members and non-members.
For more information call the
Jewish Community Center at
Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County/Friday, May 30, 1986
Memo from the President
TOP Endowment Committee
When a Jew in Budapest weeps,
a Jew in Boston dries his tears. At
one time, this aphorism illustrated
the emotional ties connecting one
Jew to another. Geography, mere-
ly an accident of birth, did not
divide Jews. Although their
lifestyles may have been different
and their ritual observances
somewhat varied, Jews acted as
members of one brotherhood in
times of need.
If nothing else, they shared a
common language. Hebrew was
their language of correspondence
among rabbis and scholars. A Jew
from Syracuse could enter a
synagogue in Istanbul and feel
comfortable because he could
follow the service.
But times changed. And where
geography failed, history succeed-
ed. By the end of the Napoleonic
Wars, differences in the way Jews
practiced their religion were ap-
pearing. New schools of religious
thought challenged the prevalence
of Orthodox Judaism. In addition,
professions previously closed to
Jews were now accessible to
them. They became more mobile,
often moving away from the ghet-
tos and shtetls. Some degree of
assimilation naturally occurred.
Still, Jews continued to identify as
Jews, but the relationship was not
"Today, a high percentage of
Jews around the world does not
observe the mitzvot, but yet they
are Jews," noted Moshe Yegar,
Israel's Consul General in New
York. "The bonds between Jews
have weakened and loosened to an
extent unknown before in Jewish
history. The bonds within the
Jewish community are being
As a student of history, Dr.
Yegar suggested a solution rooted
in Jewish tradition, but with a
modern-day twist. "I would like to
see Hebrew become the second
language of every American Jew.
If we would spread the knowledge
and the study of Hebrew to all
Jews who identify as Jews, we
would recreate the bonds of
solidarity and unity. If Jews want
to maintain the links among
themselves and with Israel, where
Hebrew is a living language, they
should adopt Hebrew as their se
The Consul General admitted
that learning a second language is
not always easy, but he pointed
out that the average educated
European knows two or more
languages. Dr. Yegar, whose posi-
tion in New York City follows a
13-year absence from the United
States, commented on the in-
crease he has observed in the
number of people in this country
who can speak Hebrew.
He attributed the upsurge in
part to the increased number of
American students who spend a
year or more studying at Israeli
universities that "offer excellent
programs for foreign students."
These students return home hav-
ing gained a command of Hebrew.
In addition, he noted a change in
the focus of U.S. Hebrew day
schools and afternoon religious
schools. Moreover, today's stu-
dent rabbis in all three major
religious movements must spend a
year in Israel before receiving
"The increase in the numbers
speaking Hebrew is a positive step
toward unification," the Consul
General explained. "I simply want
to accelerate the process."
When Tallahassee Talks
Continued from Page 1
statewide child advocacy
organization, "Children's Action
Network." He holds a master of
science degree in child develop-
ment from Purdue University and
a bachelor of arts from Hunter
He is a former secondary school
teacher of English and has been
with the FCCY for seven years.
He has been appointed to
numerous child-related statewide
councils and received the Public
Citizen of the Year Award for
1985 from the Big Bend Chapter
of the National Association of
In addition to the public, the
seminar is expected to include
Community Relations Committee
members from Pinellas, Sarasota,
Tampa; all Federation and
beneficiary agency board
members, representatives of
Jewish organizations, legislative
representatives, legislators and
their aides and prospective
Also the directors and
presidents of the human service
agencies. Sisterhoods and
presidents and the boards of
Menorah Manor and Golda Meir
Center are encouraged to attend.
Registration information for the
seminar will appear in the next
issue of the Jewish Floridian. For
more information, call the Federa-
tion office (446-1033).
1986 Combined Jewish Appeal
or Contribution Increase
Jewish Federation of Pinellas County
301 S. Jupiter Avenue
Clearwater, Fla. 33515
1986 Campaign contribution________
Check enclosed (Amt)______________
Can Help You Obtain Tax Benefits
Pledges are the most frequent
way that Pinellas County Jews
contribute to the annual
CJA/Federation campaigns, but
some are also taking advantage of
an arm of the Federation called
TOP Jewish Foundation.
The Foundation is dedicated to
realizing the maximum tax benefit
for the donor while accomplishing
the most benefit for the agencies
and causes the Jewish community
supports through the Federation.
As the endowment and planned
gift arm of the Federation, TOP
encourages individuals to endow
or perpetuate their annual
Federation pledge and other com-
munity support through bequests,
life insurance and special trusts or
to help build an endowment for
The endowments don't have to
be mammoth, but can be suited to
a donor's individual case.
Federation Vice President
Bruce Bokor is chairman of the
TOP Endowment Committee.
In explaining TOP, Bokor said,
for example, that donors can con-
tribute money or certain assets,
such as real estate or stock. These
assets can then be placed in a fund
to either benefit an area of special
interest to the donor, such as
Jewish education or the Hebrew
University, for example. Or, the
donor can set up the fund to be us-
ed as necessary.
"We work with the donors on an
ongoing basis to get their recom-
mendations," Bokor said.
Young Leadership Meets
With Community Leaders
Recently, members of Federa-
tions Young Leadership Develop-
ment Program met with com-
munity leaders in the home of Dr.
Mandel and Karen Sher of Largo.
The open dialogue between
these leadership groups was
centered arund the structure of
Federation and what it does, what
our agencies do (why the need for
funds), how funds are distributed,
who is making the decisions about
the distribution of funds, and the
work of the community task force
in investing plans for a central
campus facility to huse several of
the agencies as well as the
feasability of a united fundraising
The community leaders par-
ticipating in this program were
Federation President Stanley
Newmark; Campaign Coor-
dinators Newmark, Reva Kent,
and Charles Rutenberg, Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Services
President James Soble and wife.
Ann, and Pinellas County Jewish
Day School Co-President Lois
Pardoll and husband Peter.
The members of Young Leader
ship are truly committed to the
future of the Jewish Community
of Pinellas County. Currently
plans are being made for a late
summer retreat where members
of Federations Young Leadership
program can spend an entire day
laughing and learning together.
Attending this most recent pro-
gram were: Gary and Sandra
Brown. Jonathon and Shari Fuss,
Dr. Fred and Emily Gurtman.
Terry and Elissa Hirsch. Paul and
Arline Levine, Dr. Steven and
N'adine LeVine. Eric and Judy
Ludin. Irwin and Patti Novak.
Bruce and Stacey Orloff. Jon and
Sue Rosenbluth. Craig and Jan
Sher, Dr. Mandel and Karen Sher,
Joseph and Barbara Sterensis. Dr.
Stuart and Stefanie Strikowsky.
Sidney and Phyllis Werner, and
Rabbi Ira and Susan Youdovin.
For more information about
Young Leadership please contact
the Federation office at 446-KM?.
No 'Green' Bonds, Please
The Jewish Federation ol
Pinellas County, in cooperation
with the United Jewish Appeal,
has adopted a new policy regar-
ding the use of Israel bonds in-
payment of pledges io the Coin
bined Jewish Appeal campaigns.
Earlier this year, the UJA
Board of Trustees adopted a
resolution reaffirming a 1981
resolution stating that UJA can
no longer accept "green" bonds
Israel bonds less than two years
The resolution prohibits UJA
from accepting Israel bonds
issued from May 1, 1985 onward
(Seventh Development Issue) until
at least three years after their
According to Federation and
UJA officials, the action was
taken because acceptance of such
bonds as pledge payments means
no actual cash can be realized until
the bond matures. Consequently,
the steady flow of funds necessary
for the support of Israel and UJA
beneficiary agencies is inter-
rupted, officials explained.
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County has concurred
with the UJA, resolution and
unanimously agreed it will
not accept "green'
"'There are main other ways
people can donate, other than
'green bonds' or cash." Federa-
tion executive director Paul
Levine said. "All they have to do
is call the Federation office
i 1-16-1033) and we will work with
Bokor said this year should be
one of special interest to potential
donors. Not only has it been a
record stock year, but with the
federal tax benefit possibly being
reduced from 50 to 27 percent,
now is the time.
"If they wish, people can donate
this year and get the bigger tax
benefit," Bokor said. "Then we
can bank or park it in TOP until
they decide how they want it
So far, TOP has about 25
Pinellas County donors who have
taken advantage of the program
and its increased tax benefits,
More information about TOP is
available by writing TOP, 112
Magnolia Ave., No. 7, Tampa
33606 or by calling (813) 253-3569
or the Federation office
In a situation where a man and
his wife have founded a business,
nutured it and seen it grow
through the years, there may
come a time when they would like
to plan to phase out the business.
Perhaps they want to pass it on
With endowment organizations
such as TOP and good estate plan-
ning, it is possible to transfer the
business with minimal taxes.
One possibility, often overlook-
ed, is a Charitable Lead Trust.
Charitable Lead Trusts are so
named because the charity's in-
terest comes first. For example,
assume a donor puts $1-million
(cash or stock) in a Charitable
Lead Trust and says the Federa-
tion or the Federation/CJA cam-
paign is to get $100,000 for 15
At the end of the 15 years, the
assets revert back to the donor or
his/her heirs. The transaction has,
some tax specialists say, preserv-
ed the assets but created a large
(some estimate up to $760,000)
And the Federation and the
various Jewish agencies, the
charity and the people they serve,
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Friday, May 30, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3
Children Tell About Project Renewal
Pinellas County Jews, and Jews
from its partner communities, are
a vital part of a quiet revolution
taking place in central Israel.
The battlefield is Tel Mond,
Israel and the aim of the revolu-
tion is to fully utilize Israel's
greatest resource, especially its
The fighting force of the revolu-
tion is Project Renewal, an in-
novative program of self-help and
improvement in depressed
neighborhoods and towns
The ammunition of the revolu-
tion is donations from com-
munities such as Pinellas which,
combined with support from
Israel, goes to help immigrants,
passed over for help in the early
days of the nation, fully assimilate
and become a contributing part of
Pinellus County is committed to
Project Renewal and has
designated Tel Mond as its "twin"
community. A Project Renewal
Campaign is under way, separate
from the CJA campaign, to raise
$400,000 as Pinellas' contribution
to the project.
Herb Schwartz is Project
Renewal chairman for the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
The Project Renewal campaign
has raised $205,610 to date.
The reality of Project Renewal
was vividly evident recently when
700 school children from disad-
throughout Israel tried out their
artistic talents to express their
ideas of the benefits of Project
Renewal, now in its eighth year.
Fourth to eighth graders par-
ticipated in the nationwide con-
test organized by the Jewish
Agency and the United Jewish
Appeal. Their subject: "My
Six prize winners were chosen
and received their prizes from
Prime Minister Shimon Peres dur-
ing the recent International Con-
ference on Urban Revitalization
at the Knesset.
Here are some of the stories:
12 Years Old
Dudu Levy of Yavneh won first
prize in the grades 4 to 6 category.
He is 12 years old, one of three
children of a telephone engineer.
According to his school principal,
Dudu's potential is now emerging
in his paintings. Now that Project
Renewal has added extra hours on
to each day at the school he at-
tends. Dudu has been able to
spend more time with his paints
Shachar El Ad
14 Years Old
Shachar El Ad is 14, and winner
of first place in the division for
grades 7 to 9. He attends the
Herzl School in Yahud, which is
linked to the Georgia cluster.
9 Years Old
Nurit Shmuel, 9, took second
prize in the junior age group. She
is one of a Kiryat Shmona family
of four children, all of whom draw
and paint artistically. Her parents
both came from Safed. Nurit's en-
try was "not the neighborhood as
you look at it, but all the activities
sparked by Renewal," said her
mother. "We didn't realize that
the picture was anything special."
She wants to continue painting
and develop her talent.
15 Years Old
Moshe Azulai, 15, won second
prize in the senior division. The
youngest of 11 children, he lives in
Beit She'an, linked with the Los
Angeles Jewish Federation.
Moshe's family came straight to
Beit She'an from Morocco, shortly
after the State of Israel was
founded, and Moshe has grown up
in the town. "In my painting, I
tried to show the changes Project
Renewal has made here these past
few years," he says. "I painted
some of the buildings that have
been renovated but also people's
faces because you can see
Renewal there, as well. I was ter-
ribly excited when I heard that I
9 Years Old
Oded Greenstein, 9, received
one of two Honorable Mentions.
The younger of two sons, he lives
in Tel Aviv's Neve Sharett
neighborhood, linked with
Cleveland. Oded's parents both
came from Rumania. His father is
a mechanic and his mother
teaches piano. "Oded has always
painted," says Mrs. Greenstein,
"but we never thought of him as
especially talented. His entry was
a picture of a large, happy man
against a background of improved
neighborhood buildings. It cer-
tainly gave the feeling of what
Renewal has done here making
the neighborhood look better, and
placing the residents at the center
10 Years Old
Boaz Nir, 10, received the se-
cond Honorable Mention. The se-
cond of three children, Boaz's
parents both came from India.
"What Boaz painted is not the
neighborhood he grew up in," said
Mr. Nir. "He showed what
Renewal has accomplished. Pro-
ject Renewal changed our lives
before our eyes. It's given our
children the tools to go on to build
a better future." According to
Boaz, "I painted our home, the
flowers, the buildings and the peo-
ple. I knew that I wanted to use
lots of bright colors, because
that's the way things are."
JNF Leader Calls For 'A
Flood Of Tourists To Israel'
In Defiance Of Qaddafi
"President Reagan has finally
shown the world that we have had
enough assassinations, bombings
and intimidation by Qaddafi and
his villainous goon squads," said
Dr. Joseph P. Sternstein, presi-
dent of the Jewish National Fund,
during an interview at JNF head-
quarters in New York City.
"I'm glad that we have a presi-
dent who has the courage and
resolution to strike back against
terror," he continued. "Now it's
time for Americans to ask
themselves, 'What can I do to help
present the Libyan madman with
an iron fist?' There is one answer:
travel to the country which he
would revel in destroying, Israel."
The JNF leader called for a
"literal flood of tourists to Israel,
by individuals or by groups, by
Jews or non-Jews." He continued,
"This is not only essential for our
continued spiritual, moral and
economic support of Israel; it also
tells the terrorists that their
psychopathic behavior will not
force the democratic world to hud-
dle in fear." If we do not take such
a stand. Dr. Sternstein warned.
JCC Installs New Officers
At Annual Meeting
The Jewish Community Center
of Pinellas County installed new
officers and board members at its
annual meeting, May 22, at the
Treasure Island Yacht Club.
Myra Gross was installed as the
new president with Joel Goetz as
vice president, Susie' Berman as
secretary and Morty Poll continu-
ing as treasurer. Also, Mel
Fergenbaum was installed as
budget and allocation officer, a
new position created this year.
The annual meeting also saw
the election of three new board
members who previously were not
on the board. They are Art Jay,
Jonathan Fuss and Arline
Dresdner. Hy Lackey and Irvin
Silverman, members of the Senior
Friendship Club, joined the board
The outgoing officers are
Gerald Colen, president; Nory
Pearl, secretary; and Joe Charles,
Rabbi Ira Youdovin gave the in-
vocation and Rabbi Stuart Ber-
man the benediction.
The JCC it a beneficiary agency
of ike Jewish Federation of
"the terrorists will only feel that
their tactics are effective, en-
couraging them to continue
unleashing their bloodlust around
"JNF's maintenance of an am-
bitious missions-to-Israel pro-
gram," he asserted, "is a direct
expression of our commitment
against terror." He pointed out
that a mission of 40 people, led by
Dr. and Mrs. Martin Krasny,
recently left for Israel from
Cleveland. Sternstein related that
Dr. Martin Krasny, of Cleveland,
the leader of one recent mission,
commented that "we will not
allow Qaddafi to be our travel
"This is a program," Dr. Stern-
stein said, "that we have no inten-
tion of cutting back at all, despite
the barrage of media reports on
tourists' fears and cancellations.
Let's be aware of one thing: when
Jews in Israel and all over the
world say 'Never again!' and
when we are joined in that state-
ment by our non-Jewish friends,
we mean it in every sense of the
word. Never again can we give in
to terror or anarchy in any form."
Referring to increased tourism
to Israel as "a collective act of
resistance," Dr. Sternstein also
called for a "boycott against all
countries that aid, abet, provide
comfort for or support terrorism
anywhere in the world." He con-
demned nations that are known
for poor security, or are "soft on
terrorism because of economic
gain or apologize for psychotic
behavior with political rhetoric."
Dr. Sternstein pointed out that
when Prime Minister Golda Meir
was asked why Aliyah was so
critical, she answered, "The world
understands numbers." He ex-
plained that the same principles
applies when considering tourism.
"What the terrorists, as well as
our allies, will understand is Jews
and all freedom-loving people ex-
ercising their defiance of ter-
rorism by traveling abroad,
especially to Israel."
4 To Get National Conference
Of Christians And Jews Award
Gus A. Stavros, chairman and
chief executive officer of Better
Systems Inc., and Rev. Lacy R.
Harwell, minister of Maximo
Presbyterian Church, both of
Pinellas County, are two of four
prominent Tampa Bay Area
residents selected to receive the
Silver Medallion Award by the
National Conference of Christians
and Jews (NCCJ).
John Lott Brown, president of
the University of South Florida
and his wife Katherine Brown,
will receive the award from
The Silver Medallion Awards
banquet will be held June 3, at
Tampa's Hyatt Regency Hotel,
from 6-9:30 p.m.
The public is invited to attend
the 17th annual NCCJ awards
banquet. Tickets are $125 each.
Half tables or full tables also are
available at $625 and $1,250
Master of Ceremonies for the
evening will be Dr. Ernest A.
Reiner, a Tampa physician and
Funds raised through this ban-
quet make up the majority of the
operating budget for the local
NCCJ chapter. In Pinellas Coun-
ty, NCCJ sponsors an annual in-
terfaith Thanksgiving Service
(which raises money to feed the
poor in addition to bringing people
of different faiths together),
Black/White Business Network
and Living Room Dialogues on a
variety of inter-faith subjects. Ad-
ditional programs planned for
Pinellas County include formation
of an umbrella agency to help
coordinate community services
provided by religious groups in
the southern part of the county.
ADL Holds Annual Meeting
One hundred Regional Board
and Committee Members from
along Florida's West Coast, are
expected to participate in the An-
nual Meeting of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith on Sunday, June 8, at the
Trade Winds Hotel. According to
outgoing Regional Board Chair-
man, Robert Becker, the function
"will provide ADL leaders from
throughout the area with the op-
portunity to share ideas and con-
cerns on issues of agency interest.
It promises to be an interesting
and informative meeting."
Charles F. Wittenstein,
Southern States Civil Rights
Center and Southern Counsel for
the League, will be guest speaker
at the brunch meeting. His
responsibilities include the
legislative and litigati ve aspects of
ADL's programs, plus fact-
finding and counteracting hate
groups in 11 Southern states. In
1984, he received the Milton A.
Senn Award for professional ex-
cellence from the League in
recognition of his successful ef-
forts to obtain a posthumous par-
don for Leo M. Frank.
Wittenstein received an AB
Degree from Columbia College, a
JD (Juris Doctor) from Columbia
University School of Law, and has
been admitted to the Bar in both
New York and Georgia. He is a
past Chairman of the DeKalb
County Community Relations
Commission, which presented him
with its Distinguished Service
Award in 1981.
In addition to Wittenstein's
presentation, the meeting will in-
clude important updates of local
ADL activities and installation of
new Board members and officers.
SUMMER DAY CAMP STAFF
Kent Jewish Community Center is seeking stsff for the
Dsy Csmp to be held June 16th through August 8th.
The Dsy Csmp is still filling positions for General
Counselors end Specialists In the areas of music, arts &
crafts, Jewish culture, sports, drams, swimming, nature
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Kent Jewish Community Center
1955 Virginia Street
Clearwater Florida 33575
CUB SCOUT TROOP
The Kent JCC is sponsoring a
Cub Scout Troop which meets
Thursday evenings at the Clear-
The pack is currently enrolling
new members for its activities. It
is open to boys who will be enter-
ing 2nd through 4th grades in
For more information, contact
David Seidenberg at 736-1494.
PRE-CAMP MINI CAMP
Kent Jewish Community
Center has announced plans for a
Mini Camp to take place from
Monday, June 9 through Thurs-
day, June 12.
Plans for the week include field
trips, sports, arts and crafts,
swimming, nature, games and
Programs will run from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. each day. The fee for the
session is $48 per child for
members and $60 per child for
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the Kent JCC at 736-1494.
COUNSELORS TO SPEND
Two young Israeli women will
be spending their summer in
Clearwater as counselors at the
Kent JCC Day Camp. The women
will help create a Jewish and
Israeli atmosphere at the camp.
Part of the obligation of the
Center and the community is to
provide home hospitality for these
The Kent JCC is looking for
families to house one or both of
the counselors for two-week
periods between June 16 and Aug.
If you can help, contact David
Seidenberg at 736-1494.
PLANS UNDER WAY
The Kent JCC is preparing its
final plans for the 1986 Summer
Day Camp season. The camp is
projected to enroll 150 members
during its second year. This marks
a more than 400 percent increase
over last year's enrollment.
The Kent JCC is running pro-
grams for children four years old
to middle school age. Door to door
transportation is available from
Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Har-
bor, Largo and Safety Harbor.
For more information, contact
David Seidenberg at 736-1494.
A 20 percent Early Bird
registration discount will continue
until June 30, according to David
Seidenberg, director of the Kent
JCC. Those who register on or
before June 30 will receive the dis-
count throughout the school year.
The Preschool, which opens in
August, will include 9 a.m. to noon
five-day a week classes for two,
three and four year olds, Mommy
and Me and Mother's Morning
Uut tor 15 month olds, Afternoon
Enrichment programs for three
and four year olds and extended
care from 7:30 M3. to 6 p.m.
For more information and to
register your child, call 736-1494.
The Kent JCC is sponsoring
Mahjong afternoons on Tuesdays
from noon to 3 p.m. at the Center,
1955 Virginia St., Clearwater.
The sessions will give participants
an opportunity to play mahjong in
a relaxed atmosphere.
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Mission To Israel
A unique and inspirational part of the Mission Trip to Israel September
21 will be a pilgrimage to the Western Wall on Shabbot by 3,000
American Jews. We will be carrying torches to commemorate the 100th
birthday of David Ben-Gurion, one of the great Jewish leaders of all time,
and most notably, the father of modern Israel. This will be the highlight
of the trip, a momentous experience we will never forget.
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Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County
8167 ELBOW LANE MOUTH ST. KTEMWKi, FLA. 33710 FM. S1X-34447S6
Rabbi Shlomo SawiUnvshy of Ckabad Lubavitch of Pinellas County
assists local businessman Jonathan Fuss in affixing a Mezzuzah at
Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.
From The Rabbi's Desk
"And you shall write them on
the doorposts of your house and
on your (rates" (Deuteronomy 6:9;
11:20). The Mitzvah of Mezuzah il-
lustrates that not only is the
synagogue holy but also one's
home should be like a sanctuary.
The sanctity of the Jewish home
is symbolized by a Mezuzah, a
small parchment scroll, handwrit-
ten, in a specially prescribed man-
ner and affixed to the right door-
post of the rooms within the
Jewish home. This Mitzvah attests
to G-d's watchful care over the
house and all that is in it.
The Mezuzah contains two
Biblical passages: The "Shemah"
and the "Vehaya." The
"Shemah" (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
declares the unity of the One G-d,
as well as our sacred, eternal duty
to serve G-d and only G-d. The
"Vehaya (Deuteronomy 11:13-21)
expresses G-d's assurance to us of
the reward, both material and
spiritual, that will follow our
observance of the Torah's
The Talmud tells about Onkelos,
one of the most famous
translators of the Bible into the
vernacular. Onkelos, the son of
Kallonymos, became a proselyte
to Judaism, and in doing so arous-
ed the wrath of the Caesar.
Caesar sent a group of soldiers to
influence Onkelos to change his
mind and return to Rome.
Onkelos escaped by persuading
the soldiers to also become pro-
selytes. Caesar then sent other
militia, warning them not to con-
verse with Onkelos. The men seiz-
ed him but upon being removed
from the house, Onkelos reached
up and placed his hand on the
Asked for an explanation for
this action, Onkelos told the
soldiers, "It is customary with a
king of flesh that while he is
within the palace, his servants
guard him from without. Our
King, the King of the universe,
lets the servants sit inside, while
the King guards them." The
soldiers were so impressed by this
response that they released
Onkelos, and eventually they too
became proselytes under Onkelos'
A Mini Camp will be held from
Thursday, June 4 to Friday, June
13 at the Jewish Community
Center. Activities will include
Held trips, arts and crafts, drama
For information and registra-
tion, call Betty at 344-5795.
LOOK WHO'S COMING TO
It's not too late to register for a
fun summer at Camp Kadima.
Some campers who have signed
up recently are: Marti Nickerson,
Sheila Chacko, Sara Chacko, Lisa
Chacko, Monica Schaefer, Bran-
don Stone, Jennifer Butler, Robin
Daniels, Erin Sembler, Mark
Sembler, Shannon Glass, Ashley
Glass, Louis Terry and Jack
Camp Kadima will have two ses-
sions this summer: Session One
June 16 to July 11 and Session
Two July 14 to August 8.
Regular camp hours are 9:15 to
3:45 with extended hours from 7
a.m. to 6 p.m.
Camp fees include kosher lunch,
snacks, towels and field trips.
Door to door transportation is
available at an additional fee.
Activities at camp include swim
instruction, music, drama,
ceramics, arts and crafts, tennis,
karate, outdoor activities, soccer,
free swim, horseback riding, field
trips, camp shows and carnivals,
overnights and weekly Oneg
Programs offered include
kindergarten), Junior Kadima.
(grades K-2), Senior Kadima
(grades 3 and 4), Safari (grades 5
and 6), Caravan (grades 7 and 8)
and a camp for children with
special needs. There is also Aid in
Training, Leaders in Training and
Counselors in Training programs.
Rachel MacDonald, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Mac-
Donald, will be called to the Torah
as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday
May 31 at Temple Beth-El.
Rachel is a student in the Tern
pie Beth-El religious school and it
active in the Junior Youth Group.
She attends Pinellas Park Middle
School where she is in the sixth
grade. Rachel plays softball with
Pinellas Park National Little
League, is a clown with Clown
Alley and a member of the Junior
Auxiliary of the American Legion
Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald will
host a reception on Saturday, May
31 at the American Legion Post in
Pinellas Park. Special guests will
include grandmother Frances
MacDonald, aunts, uncles and
cousins from Michigan, Miami,
Golda Meir Center
302 South Jupiter Ave.
The Charles and Isadora
Rutenberg Family Foundation
and the Golda Meir Center invite
you to celebrate the giving of the
Torah by joining in aShavuot par-
ty on Wednesday, June 11 at 1
p.m., in honor of the bringing of
the first fruits to the Temple,
refreshments will include fruits,
kugel and pastry.
Musical entertainment will be
provided by singer Cheryl Burton.
The daughter of a minister,
Cheryl has been a soloist at Tem-
ple B'Nai Israel in Clearwater for
10 years and is choir director at
Christ Presbyterian Church of
Largo. Cheryl has appeared in
numerous local musical produc-
tions, including several Gilbert
and Sullivan operettas. At our
Shavuot party she will sing a
medley of Hebrew songs, as well
as some Broadway and light opera
The charge for the party is $1,
and transportation will be
Call Sue at 461-0222 to RSVP
and to arrange for a ride no later
than Monday, June 9.
AT THE MOVIES
Monday at the Movies continues
at the Golda Meir Center in June
with the presentation of the
"Prime Time Series" by the
Sears-Roebuck Foundation. Films
will be shown on Monday, June 9,
16, 23 and 30 at 11 a.m.
The "Prime Time" films con-
cern older adults in many facets of
their lives and are entitled "Cop-
ing With Change," "Learning to
Enjoy," "Inner Strength" and
There is no charge.
WEEKLY GAME DAY
The Golda Meir Center and the
Friendship Club sponsor a weekly
game party at the center each
Monday at 1 p.m. The community
is invited to come and bring their
friends to play cards, mah jong,
and other games of their choice.
Non-members of the Friendship
Club will pay $1, which includes
For more information contact
Florence Shevelenco at 796-1372.
New York, Boston and
Richard Evan Barlis, son of Lea
Barlis and Arthur Barlis, will be
called to the Torah as a Bar Mitz-
vah on Saturday, May 31 at Con-
gregation Beth Shalom in
An active member of Kadima,
Richard is a seventh-grader at
Palm Harbor Middle School. He
enjoys tennis and music and is an
honor roll student.
The family will host a reception
on Saturday, May 31 at Bounty
Hall in Dunedin. Special guests
will include grandparents and
relatives from Clearwater, Miami
and Rhode Island.
Charles H. Sekeres, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Eric Sekeres will be call-
ed to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah
on Saturday, June 7 at Temple
B'nai Israel in Clearwater.
Charles is a student in the Tem-
ple B'nai Israel religious school
and is vice president-elect of the
Temple's Junior Youth Group. A
sixth-grader at Seminole Middle
School, Charles is an honor roll
student and a member of the
Young America Bowling
Mr. and Mrs. Sekeres will host a
reception on Saturday evening,
June 7 at their Seminole home.
Special guests will include grand-
mother Margaret Marshall of
Denver; aunt and uncle Laura and
Greg Marshall of Colorado Spr-
ings, Colo.; cousin Leslie Marshall
of Denver; cousin Michelle Mar-
shall of Hereford, Texas and
special friends Larry and Lori
Rosner of Chicago.
For more information, call
The Invitational Golf Tourna-
ment scheduled for June 5 at the
Seminole Lake Country Club has
been postponed. Information will
be forthcoming concerning a new
date and revised plans.
Artukovic Sentenced To Death
By Tribunal In Zagreb
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World War II, was last Wednesday (May 14) sentenced to
death by a five-panel tribunal in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, for his
war-time activities, according to reports here. Artukovic's
lawyers have 15 days to file a written appeal of the court
THE SENTENCE was handed down by District Judge
Miklo Gajski, culminating a month-long trial against the
86-year-old Artukovic. He was accused of complicity in the
murder of some 900,000 Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and others in
his post as minister in the fascist Ustasha government that
ruled Croatia from 1941-1945.
Artukovic has denied all charges against him. He was
extradited from the United States to Yugoslavia last
February after living in California for 37 years.
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Congregations, Organizations Events
Congregation Beth Chai is
sponsoring an art auction Satur-
day evening, June 14 at the
synagogue, 86th Ave. and 125th
St., Seminole. The preview is at 8
p.m. with the auction to begin at 9
By Gladys Osher
Happy 38th, Israel: Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater overflow-
ed May 16 as well wishers turned out for a countywide celebration
of Israel's Independence Day.
JCC executive director Fred Margolis said, "I am very pleased.
We figure there were 425 to 450 people there, it was a very warm
effort, everyone came for a good cause."
The event featured Israeli entertainer Ruthi Navon and USF
professor Jans Juergensen, a Jewish author whose published
works of poetry include many about Israel, with Federation presi-
dent Stanley Newmark as master of ceremonies.
Congressmen Michael Bilirakis and Bill Young were also on
hand to extend well wishes. State legislator Jean Malchon, unable
to attend, extended her greetings by telegram.
A big thank you goes to the JCC staff and everyone involved in
the event, including Lou Mellitz whose rendition of the U.S. and
Israeli national anthems was an appropriate opening for the day's
A special thank you goes to the JCC's Betty Bohan and Amy
Mill ward for a separate children's program while the concert was
under way. The children made Israeli flags and explored other
crafts and were entertained by magician and balloonist "Windy"
who donated his services.
A little traveling music: Joe Saklad has an exciting summer
trip planned. He's making his fifth trip to the Orient including
stops in Hong Kong, Tokyo and China. The last time he was in
China Joe stayed with his son who spent three years there as a
Mary and Leon Young are off to Atlanta, then to their former
hometown of St. Louis, and finally on to Cleveland to visit long-
time area snowbirds Harriette and Harry Wittenberg.
Another summer traveler is Ida Tarnow who with four children
and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren has plenty
of places to visit. First it's off to Detroit for a granddaughter's
wedding, then on to Chicago and California. She is paying back
her nine relatives who simultaneously dropped in on her recently.
Ralph and Dorothy Dutcher of Clearwater leave soon in their
travel trailer for a group roundup in Idaho. Then they will be on
land and sea in Alaska and seeing the West Coast for most of the
rest of the summer.
Small world department: Former next door neighbors from
Quincy, Mass. are now permanent residents at Top of the World.
The boyhood chums who have been reunited are Dave Goldman
and Nathan Kuperman. Dave has lived in Clearwater awhile,
while Nathan just recently made the move here.
A golden day: Evelyn and Ed Schultz are having a gala celebra-
tion for their 50th wedding anniversary. The best part is that
their three children and their families will help them celebrate.
The daughter comes from Virginia and the two sons from Connec-
ticut and Ohio. Mazel tov and many more.
In honor of mother: Congregation B'nai Israel's breakfast for
Mother's Day was a sellout. Among those enjoying the festivities
were Iris, Ben and Lisa Bush, Rose Hellweil Helen and Sol
Glassman, and Edna, Lena and Ellen Glassman. Diane and Ber-
nard Spiller were there with Al and Charlotte Levine and the
Sydney Pysters. There were many family groups and some darl-
ing babies and toddlers and doting grandparents were qvelling.
Izzy Wexler was the hit of the show doing a Hawaiian dance with
his yarmulke on.
New authors: USF and University of Tampa Hillel Director
Rabbi Steven Kaplan and his wife, Lynn, a doctoral student in
clinical psychology at Florida Institute of Technology, have
received a contract from a major publisher for a book they co-
authored entitled: "New Approaches to Pastoral Counseling."
The book is intended as a work manual for clergy, providing an
understanding of behavior disorders and methods used to effec-
tively treat them.
The Kaplans hope that the book will serve as a springboard for
their next work, now in the editing process, tentatively titled:
"Handbook of Judaism and Psychology."
Taking the show on the road: Mildred and Norman Lewis, who
keep themselves busy traveling around the county with their play
"A Tzayt Far Yiddishkayt," are finding time for grandson, Evan
Karlik and his mother, Diane Karlik, who are visiting. The visit is
a stopover between Western Samoa and Manila, where the family
will take up residence in June. Diane's husband, John, is an
economist, and gets the exotic assignments as the resident
representative for the International Monetary Fund.
Youth in the news: Countryside High Junior Elisabeth Anne
Riba, the daughter of David and Abby Riba of Clearwater, was
honored by the Center for Excellence in Mathematics, Science,
Computers and Technology for outstanding performance in
science. The Center for Excellence is a state program to advance
academic excellence. Elisabeth was honored with a certificate and
her name engraved on a plaque maintained at the school.
Among the artists who will be
represented are Agam, Barrett,
Boulanger, Chagall, Delacroix,
Dali, Miro and Vasarely.
Donation is $2.50 and refresh-
ment will be served.
Father's Day Brunch
The Beth Chai Sisterhood is
holding a Father's Day Brunch on
Sunday, June 15 at 11 a.m. The
cost is $3 for adults and $2 for
children. RSVP by calling Lois
The Golda Meir Group of
Hadassah is hosting a "Chai-
Chai" luncheon in honor of the
group's past presidents and ar-
dent board members on Wednes-
day, June 4 at noon. The luncheon
will be held at the Trade Winds
Hotel, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St.
The cost of the luncheon is $36
per person with proceeds going to
purchase equipment at Hadassah
Chairwoman for the event is Lil
Hoffman. For more information,
call Lil at 360-3062.
The following students will be
confirmed on Thursday, June 12
at Shavuot Eve services, beginn-
ing at 8 p.m. Marc Bradley
Bergoffen, son of Mrs. Barbara
Bergoffen; Michael Scott
Buchholtz, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Buchholtz; Mara JU1 Corn,
son of Mr. Eugene Corn and Mrs.
Anita Corn; Martin Samuel Fein,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Fein;
Merideth Haali Fisher, daughter
of Mrs. Debbie Simpson; Laurie
Jean Kanner, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Meni Kanner.
Also, Michael Aron Kuperman.
son of Mrs. Bonnie Walker and
Mr. David Kuperman; Wes Marc
Leon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce
Leon; Lisea Lyons, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Lyons; Philip
Todd Newman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Regina Newman; Scott
Lawrence Popick, son of Mrs.
Arlyne Popick; Michael Howard
Robbins, son of Mr. and Mrs.
David Robbins; Karen Lee Seder,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harold
Seder, and Jann Ian Yogman, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Yogman.
Promotion day for all students
of the Pauline Rivkind Talmud
Torah will be held on Saturday,
May 31 during Shabbat morning
All students will receive cer-
tificates of promotion. Many
students will receive certificates
of excellence in studies as well as
Shavuot Service Schedule
Thursday. June 12:
Erev Shavuot Confirmation
Service. 8 p.m.
Friday, June 13:
First Day Shavuot Yom Tov
services begin, 9 a.m.; Bounty of
Babies, 10:30 a.m.; Minha.
Maariv, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 14:
Second Day Shavuot Yom
Tov service, 9 a.m., includes the
Yizkor Memorial Service; Conclu-
sion of Yom Tov service, 8:10 p.m.
A local preschool program, call-
ed JETT Jewish Education
Through Torah will be opening
in the next few weeks.
In a broad sense, the goals of
the preschool program are similar
to those that Jewish parents
everywhere strive for. Early
religious training will include
prayers and blessings, par-
ticipating in songs and dances,
and celebrating Jewish Holydays
and customs. Jewish values and
identity will be encouraged at a
time when the awareness of these
principles is just emerging in the
In addition, the secular study
program will include subjects
taught in the public preschool set-
ting. The curriculum will be super -
vised by Rabbi Shlomo
Sawilowsky, who holds a PhD in
Curriculum and Instruction from
the University of South Florida,
and Mrs. Avigayil Sawilowsky,
the primary teacher.
The JETT program is open to all
Jewish children in Pinellas Coun-
ty. It will be open to ages Vh-2Vi
on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and
ages 21/t-3'/t on Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Fridays. The
hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with
flexible hours for working
parents. Since enrollment is
limited, interested parents are
urged to make an appointment
soon to discuss further details.
Chabad Lubavitch of Pinellas
County can be reached at (813)
TAMPA BAY JEWISH
June begins with a BEACH
BASH "For Twenty's Only" on
Sunday, June 1 at Dunedin Beach
(after the first bridge) from 10
a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a barbe-
que, drinks, and fun and sun for
There will be a HAPPY HOUR
for Singles on Tuesday, June 10 at
Tequilla Willies, 3605 W.
Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa
beginning at 5 p.m. Remember to
look for a TBJS's Host or Hostess
wearing a carnation they'll in-
troduce you to the other Jewish
Happy Hour seekers.
The Singles Council will be
mailing its newsletter at the
MAIL. MAIL, MAIL meeting on
Wednesday, June 18 at the Tampa
ICC. 2808 Horatio St. in Tampa
it 7:30 p.m. You are encouraged
to come out and help get the
Singles Connection to over 1,500
Singles in our area. Your efforts
will be rewarded with a coupon
uood for free admission to a
A gala theater dinner party will
Ik- held Saturday evening, Nov. 1.
al the Richard B. Baumgardner
(enter for the Performing Arts.
sponsored by Menorah Manor
The gala will begin with a major
star performance in Ruth Eckerd
Hall and continue in the Great
Room with post theater cocktails,
dinner and dancing.
The Menorah Manor Guild sup-
ports Menorah Manor, our home
for Jewish living, by helping to
provide the spiritual, cultural,
educational and recreational
needs of the residents, and by
helping to enrich residents' hap-
piness and well being.
The Guild's 1986-87 goal is to
raise funds to purchase a
transportation van for Menorah
Manor residents' use.
Ida Michels is President of the
Guild and Suzanne Schechter is
chair of the theater gala.
For information, please call
The St. Petersburg Evening
Chapter of Women's American
ORT will hold its final meeting of
the '85/'86 season and installation
of next year's officers at the home
of Susie Berman, 7:30 p.m., on
Tuesday, June 10. Officers to be
installed are: President, Sandy
Levitt; Vice Presidents, Mindy
Bath, Linda Goldfarb, and Sue
Rosenbluth; Treasurer, Barbara
Sterensis; and Financial
Secretary, Paula Dangler.
A special candlelighting
ceremony will also be conducted
to honor approximately 50
chapter members who achieved
Honor Roll status by donating a
minimum of $50 in time and/or
money to ORT this year. Follow-
ing the ceremony will be a brief
slide presentation entitled "Mini-
Mission to Israel" which will pro-
vide an opportunity for members
and guests to see the many dif-
ferent types of ORT schools and to
appreciate the depth of the ORT
program in Israel.
To kick off the chapter's new
fiscal year, there will be a clothing
drive and Green Stamp collection
at this meeting. Anyone in-
terested in contributing ladies and
hildren summer clothing (in con-
signment shop condition) and/or
Green Stamps, please contact Pati
Gross, Membership Chnirman. at
347-2436 or Tracy Jenstock.
Clothing Drive Chairman, at
St. Petersburg Chapter
Brandeis University National
Women's Committee annual in-
stallation of officers and luncheon
will be Monday, June 2, noon at
the Holiday Inn, Ulmerton Road,
("learwaer. Installing officer is
Marie Brown, past president of
the Sarasota Chapter. New ad-
TEMPLE BETH EL-Rcforn
400 S. Pasadena At*.. St. Petcraburf 33707 Rabbi In S. Youdovin Friday
Evening Sabbath Service. 8 p.*.. Saturday Moraine Sabbath Service 10 a.n.
Bar-Bat Mitzvah Service 11 a.m. Tel. 347-613*.
Congregation BETH SHOLOM-Conaervative
1844 54 St.. S., Gulfport 33707 Rabbi I.rael Dvorkin Services: Friday evening
at 8 p.m.: Saturday, t a.m. Tel. 321-3380, 864-4297.
Congregation B'NAI ISRAEL-CoMervative
301 59 St.. N., St Petersburg 33710 Rabbi Jacob I.uski Cantor Irving Zununer
Sabbath Service: Friday evening 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday 8
a.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.; and evening Minyan Tel. 381-4900.
Congregation BETH CHAI-Conaervative
8400 1X5 8t. N., Seminole 33542 Rabbi Stuart Berman Sabbath Services- Fri-
day evening! 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Tel. 393-5625.
Congregation BETH SH A LOM-Conservative
1325 S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 33515 Rabbi Kenneth Bromberg Sabbath
TSSiSmSS 'V",i"f 8 P'"': ***** ": ****'..... *lj Minyan 9 a.m.
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL-Reform
1585 S. Belcher Rd.. Clearwater 3351S Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath Ser-
vicea: Friday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. Tel. 531-5829.
TEMPLE AHA VAT SHALOM-Reform
P.O. Bm 1175 Dunedin 33528 1676 Carle* Rd.. Palm Harbor 33663 Rabbi
Jan Breaky Sabbath Servicea: Friday evening 8 p.m. Tel. 786-8811.
GULF COAST SOCIETY FOB HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
Me'Uc^F^M,, rf "* momth: 8 *"* Ctab Center. 6th Street and let
Ave.. SW. Largo. Call 797-3224 for information. 'red ana in
RJ*SWomo Sawilowoky. PM). 1996 Byram Drire. Clearwater. FL33615 Tel.
Friday, May 30
Floridian deadline, June 13 edition.
Shabbat candlelighting, 8:04 p.m.
Congregation Beth Chai, Seminole, Confirmation service, 8
Temple B'nai Israel, Junior Youth Group, Shul In. 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 1
Jewish Federation of Pinedas County annual meeting. Agen-
cy reports, board elections. Guest speaker: Shoshana Cardin,
Bresident, Council of Jewish Federations. Belleview-Biltmore
[otel. 9:30 a.m. Cost: $7.
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles Council beach bash "For Twenty's
Only." Dunedin Beach, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, June 2
St. Petersburg Chapter, Brandeis University National
Women's Committee, installation luncheon. Holiday Inn,
Ulmerton Road, noon. For reservations, call Harriet Goff,
Tuesday, June 3
Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, Sisterhood, lun-
cheon meeting. 12:30 p.m.
Community Development Task Force, 7:45 a.m. JCC of
Friday, May 30, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 7
North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah board meeting.
Pinellas County Jewish Day School Flections, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 4
Golda Meir Group of Hadassah "Chai-Chai" luncheon. Trade
Winds Hotel. St. Petersburg Beach, noon. Cost $36. For more
information call Lil Hoffman, 360-3062.
Federation Executive Committee Meeting, Golda Meir
Center, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 6
Shabbat candlelighting, 8:07 p.m.
Saturday, June 7
Third Annual Jewish Singles Conference, Sheraton Sand
Key, Clearwater Beach. Dance, 9 p.m. Members: $17.50, non-
Sunday, June 8
. Jewish Singles Conference, Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater
Beach. Workshops, brunch. Cost: $40.
Congregation Beth Chai, Seminole, Sisterhood Door Lun-
cheon and installation of officers. Jack's Bayside Inn, 565 150th
Ave., Madeira Beach, noon. RSVP by calling Ann Paull
B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League Annual Meeting. Trade
Winds Hotel, St. Petersburg Beach. Speaker: Charles Wittens-
tein, Southern states civil rights director.
Monday, June 9
Golda Meir Center, "Prime Time Series" movie, 11 a.m.
Golda Meir Center and Friendship Club game party, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10
Jewish War Veterans and Auxiliary Paul Surenky Post 409
St. Petersburg Evening Chapter of ORT, Installation of of-
ficers. Home of Susie Berman, 7:30 p.m.
Tampe Bay Jewish Singles Council happy hour, Tequilla
Willies, 3605 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 5 p.m. Look for
host or hostesses wearing a carnation.
Wednesday, June 11
Hadassah Aliyah Group general meeting.
Golda Meir Center Shavuot Party, 1 p.m. Entertainment:
singer Cheryl Burton. Cost: $1.
Thursday, June 12
Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg, confirmation, 8
Friday. June 13
Floridian deadline, June 27 edition.
Shabbat Candlelighting, 8:10 p.m.
Saturday, June 14
Congregation Beth Chai, Seminole, art auction. Preview at 8
p.m., auction 9 p.m. Donation $2.50 per person.
ministration for 1986-87 consists
of the following members:
President: Francine Kamerling;
Vice Presidents: Dorene Ben,
Special Projects; Roz Geller, Ad-
ministrative; Mae Malin, Member-
ship; Betty Morganstein, Study
Groups; Financial Secretary: Iris
Bush; Treasurer: Evelyn
Weissman; Recording Secretary:
Anne Zolt; Corresponding
Secretary: Anita Helfand; Direc-
tors: one year Edith Epstein,
Zelda Pollinger; two years
Anita Sher, Rose Rosenfeld; three
years Marilyn Krohn, Harriet
Following the ceremonies, an
accessory fashion show will be
presented by "Retta." Guests are
welcome. For reservations, call
Harriet at 343-8595.
Federation Wants To
Know Who's Who
In Your Organization
It's that time of year when
organizations throughout the
county are electing new officers.
The Federation office attempts to
keep an up-to-date list of officers
and board members of Pinellas
County organizations, congrega-
tions and agencies and would like
your help in keeping that list
Organizations are asked to send
a roster of officers for the coming
year to the Federation office, 301
S. Jupiter Ave., Clearwater, FL
The Federation office also re-
quests that organizations keep it
informed of all dates of future
functions, board meetings, etc. for
the coming year. Either send the
Federation a note or call the office
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Hy Phillips, Community Leader, Dies
Hyman "Hy" Phillips, 70, a
Pinellas County Jewish communi-
ty leader for many years, died
May 16 at Palms of Pasenda
One of the founders of the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School, Mr. Phillips chairec the
fund-raising committe for the
school's new building. He was
named the school's Man of the
Year last year.
"Hy Phillips was a man of ac-
tion," Day School principal Mark
Silk said. "He was very dedicated
to the Pinellas County Jewish Day
School. His leadership, vision and
dedication were exemplary."
Silk said when the school
outgrew its facilities at Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel, it was Mr.
Phillips that almost singlehanded-
ly ensured that the school would
have a building on that site.
"It is a fitting tribute that his
grandchildren attend (and have
attended) the Jewish Day
School," Silk said.
A member and board member of
the Jewish Community Center of
Pinellas County for many years,
Mr. Phillips also served as fund-
raising chairman for the new JCC
"Hy will be greatly missed, not
only by the JCC, but the entire
community," JCC executive direc-
tor Fred Margolis said. "He was
that kind of person."
"He helped the JCC through
some desperate times. When
things needed to be done and
there was no one to undertake a
project, we could always count on
"He was at a board meeting a
couple months ago, even though
he was ill, and pitched in with
plans for the new JCC (suggested
as a multi-campus facility in
cooperation with other agencies).
He was a staunch, staunch sup-
porter of the new center,"
Mr. Phillips was a member of
Congregation B'nai Israel in St.
Petersburg and its Men's Club,
and was a member and past presi-
dent of B'nai B'rith.
In 1972, he was honored by both
the JCC and B'nai B'rith. The
JCC awarded him its Sound of
Honor award and B'nai B'rith
named him its Man of the Year.
"Hy Phillips was a great per-
son," said Stanley New mark,
president of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Pinellas County. "He
worked unselfishly for Jewish
causes and, truthfully, for all
causes. The community will miss
An Army veteran of World War
II, Mr. Phillips was a member of
Abe Ader Post 246, Jewish War
He was associated with Kent
Fabrics, one of St. Petersburg's
landmark businesses, for 25
years. He came here in 1956 from
his native Brooklyn, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife
Lillian; two sons, Jerald M. and
Dr. Michael E., both of St.
Petersburg, and six
The family suggests memorial
contributions be made to the
Pinellas County Jewish Day
School or the JCC.
Wins Essay Contest
NEW YORK (JTA) Yafa
Assaf, a student at the Tonya
Soloveitchik Yeshiva University
High School for Girls in New
York, has been named one of the
28 winners in the Foreign Policy
Association's "Think Interna-
tional" Essay Contest. In her
essay, Assat identified population
growth and world hunger as
foreign policy issues that should
be high on the U.S. agenda in the
The Kent Jewish Community Center in Clearwater it
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