The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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December 13, 1985
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: Feb. 20, 1987 called no. 4 in masthead and no. 8 in publisher's statement; Mar. 31, 1989 called no. 12 in masthead and no. 13 in publisher's statement.
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"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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"Jewish flor idian
Pollard Case Aftermath
U.S.-Israel Relations Still On The Mend
U.S. officials are reportedly
preparing to go to Israel short-
ly to interview two diplomats
land others said to be
"knowledgeable" in the case
of Jonathan Pollard, the U.S.
Navy counterintelligence
analyst charged with spying
for Israel. But whether
U.S.-Israel relations are back
fully on track remains to be
The severe jolt they sustain-
i ed when the Pollard case broke
last month appeared to have
been smoothed out by the com-
plemental statements of
Premier Shimon Peres and
J Secretary of State George
Ithultz December 1. But not
"everyone in the Reagan Ad-
ministration is satisfied. Of-
| ficials of the Justice Depart-
ment, which is expected to br-
ing Pollard to trial, are
| reported to be still irritated by
what they perceive as Israel's
lack of cooperation.
One official quoted by the
media said news dispatches
from Jerusalem about
Pollard's alleged activities
have provided more informa-
tion so far than has come
through official channels.
Peres' statement came a full
week after Pollard was ar-
rested by the FBI near the
Israel Embassy in Washington
and after two Israeli
diplomats, one based at the
Embassy and the other at the
Israel Consulate in New York,
were called home.
It was an apology, not a for-
mal denial of the charges
against Pollard, and stressed
that Israel was "progressing
vigorously" with a full inquiry.
"If the allegations are confirm-
ed, those responsible will be
brought to account," Peres
Shultz reacted promptly. In
Benvenisti Charges
West Bank Gets
Biggest Cut of Pie
| Meron Benvenisti, probably
Israel's leading authority on
the demographics of the
West Bank, charged that
the government and the
I Worid Zionist Organization
re pumping money into un-
J productive settlements in
the territory at a rate far
higher than funds made
available per unit or per
I capita to needy settlements
I and villages in other parts of
I Israel.
Most of the Jewish set-
[ tlements in the West Bank are loo
peak to sustain themselves and
] would collapse if the government
stopped pouring in money to prop
them up, Benvenisti, a former
deputy mayor of Jerusalem, told a
press i-onference here.
HE HEADS the West Bank
Data Project, a private Israeli
research organization financed by
the Ford Foundation and the
Rockefeller Foundation. He
Tax Reform Update ...
page 3
NJCRAC director
addresses CRC... page 6
Jewish Women's Assem-
bly photo display...
pages 10-11
reported that the Jewish popula-
tion of the territory increased by
21.5 percent last year to number
about 51,600. But the main in-
crease has been in the areas in the
immediate vicinity of Jerusalem
and the Tel Aviv region where
two-thirds of the Jewish popula-
tion of the territory resides.
The Gush Emunim, militant na-
tionalists, number about 10,000,
Benvenisti said. That is the hard
core which has established 52 set-
tlements mostly surrounding
Arab villages and towns. But they
seem to have run out of steam.
Hardly any new settlers joined
them in the past year, Benvenisti
j The bulk of the new settlers are
Israelis affected by the acute shor-
tage of affordable housing in
Israel. They have been attracted
by offers of cheap, high quality
government subsidized housing in
the territory, only a 10 minute
drive from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.
mute daily to jobs in the two big
cities. There are few jobs available
in the settlement area, little local
industry and even less agriculture
because of the nature of the land,
Benvenisti said.
He estimated that as many as 66
df the 104 settlements in the ter-
ritory have fewer than 200
residents each, too few to ensure
growth. They cannot stand on
their own feet but the government
and WZO support them at the ex-
pense of other towns and villages.
The Data Project's statistical
studies show, for example, that
the regular budgets for the
Continued on Page 2
a statement from Houston, the
Secretary called Peres' state-
ment "excellent" and said "we
are satisfied by it and
wholeheartedly welcome it."
But reports persisted in the
U.S. and Israel that Peres'
apology and Shultz's eager ac-
ceptance of it were the results
of an early morning telephone
conversation between the two
men, eight hours before the
Israel Cabinet met and Peres
released his statement.
The implication, according
to analysts here and in
Jerusalem, is that the apology
and its acceptance were
agreed to by Shultz and Peres
for diplomatic and political
purposes. The Israel govern-
ment and the Reagan Ad-
ministration were, each for
Continued on Page 6-
Engelstein and Leibow To
Chair Lion of Judah Event
Carol Greenbaum, campaign
vice-president of the Women's
Division of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
has announced the appoint-
ment of Sheila Engelstein and
Shirley Leibow as co-chairs of
this years' Lion of Judah High
Tea Reception, which will take
place on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 3
p.m. at the home of Mrs.
Sidney Kohl in Palm Beach.
The guest speaker at this
prestigious event will be Dr.
Sabi Shabtai, world expert on
terrorism and author of Five
Minutes to Midnight.
Initiated in 1972 by the
Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Miami, the Lion of Judah
category, symbolized interna-
tionally by an originally
designed 14K gold pin,
recognizes women whose per-
sonal commitments to the an-
nual United Jewish Ap-
peal/Federation campaign
signifies a gift of $5,000 or
"We in Palm Beach are pro-
ud to be among those Florida
Sheila Engelstein
communities who have made
this commitment to help fellow
Jews in our own community, in
Israel and around the world,"
said Mrs. Engelstein.
"We have already received
several requests for the pin,
even though our Women's
Division campaign has just
begun," added Mrs. Leibow.
"Every year more and more
women are seen around the
community wearing their sym-
Shirley Leibow
bolic pins, and we are looking
forward to an even greater
number of pin recipients this
In her 15 years of dedicated
service to the local Jewish
community, Sheila Engelstein
has contributed significantly
to countless Federation ef-
forts. For the past two years,
Mrs. Engelstein served as
Continued on Page 14
Morse Geriatric Center Granted
Approval By State to Expand
Announcement Made At Gala Dinner
The Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center of the Jewish Home for the Elderly of
Palm Beach County has received approval by the Florida Department of Health
and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) in Tallahassee to expand its current 120-bed
facility by adding 160 long-term beds as well as developing an Adult Day Care
Center and a 20-to 30-bed Acute Rehabilitation Unit.
The announcement was made on Sunday evening, December 8, at the Morse
Geriatric Center's First Gala Affair, held at the Poinciana Club in Palm Beach.
Over 330 guests at the dinner heard Mr. Bennett Berman, president of the
Center make the announcement immediately following a special award presen-
tation to Mr Erwin H. Blonder, founding and immediate past president of the
Morse Geriatric Center and current president of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County.
Congratulations and well-wishes were extended to the Center and the many
leaders involved with the preparation of the Center s application to the state.
The need for the expansion program was the direct result of a growing waiting
list for admission to the Center, now numbering over 250, and the continued
growth of the aged population of the local Jewish community.
"We have been witness to another accomplishment in the development of the
Morse Geriatric Center," stated Bennett Berman. "We must move forward with
our plans to expand. With the continued help and support of the community, I
know we will succeed," Berman concluded.

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JDC Work Continues in Ethopia
Eppler Re-Elected President
people of the Ethiopian pro-
vince of Gondar were
presented with a symbolic key
for a health center in Tedmar
from the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee.
It was accepted on their behalf
by the Ethiopian Ambassador
to the United Nations,
Berhanu Dinka.
The Ambassador, in turn,
presented the JDC with a pla-
que "in recognition of your
humanitarian service in
Ethiopia in 1985." It was
presented to JDC president
Heinz Eppler on behalf of
Danit Wolde Giorgis, chief
commissioner of the Relief and
Rehabilitation Commission of
Ethiopia, the Ethiopian
equivalent of the Red Cross.
Eppler accepted the plaque
on behalf of American Jewry,
which he noted is the primary
source of funds for the JDC ef-
forts. The bulk of the JDC's
work, extending to more than
a half million people in more
than 30 countries, is supported
by the campaign of the United
Jewish Appeal/Federation
through the JDC regular
The presentation of the key
to the recently completed
health clinic in Tedar in Gon-
dar province was made during
a luncheon at the 71st annual
meeting of the Board of Direc-
tors of the JDC attended by
about 200 persons at the
Grand Hyatt Hotel here.
The health center is schedul-
ed to serve primarily as an out-
patient clinic, although it will
also house a small hospital and
pharmacy and will act as a
training center for health at-
tendants and village health
workers. A second health
center is under construction in
Gondar City.
The JDC, after opening its
mailbox for donations from the
American Jewish community
for Ethiopian relief, had
received more than 25,000
contributions totaling
altogether more than $4.3
million during its first year of
relief effort, including $2.2
million in cash and $2.1 million
in donated supplies.
JDC President Heinz Eppler
In acknowledging JDC ef-
forts in Ethiopia, the Am-
bassador expressed hope that
the JDC will continue to ex-
pand its programs there and
aid in bettering conditions of
Ethiopians who have been
devastated by drought and
famine in the past years. He
estimated that nearly six
million people will be suffering
next year from shortages of
critical food and supplies.
During the Board of Gover-
nors meeting, the JDC
adopted a $51.2 million 1986
budget and reaffirmed the
JDC commitment to Jews and
Jewish communities
worldwide. Heinz Eppler of
Palm Beach was re-elected
JDC president; Henry Taub of
Tenafly, N.J. was re-elected
JDC chairman of the Board;
and Dr. Saul Cohen of New
York was re-elected executive
vice president.
West Bank Settlements
Continued from Pan 1
regional councils in 1983 totalled
$230 for every resident of Gush
Etzion south of Jerusalem, $408
per capita for residents of the Jor-
dan Valley and $357 per capita for
residents of Samaria.
BY CONTRAST, the govern-
ment has provided $126 percapita
in the Shaar Hanegev region in
Israel and only $97 per capita in
Upper Galilee. According to
Benvenisti. government grants to
West Bank settlements were 3-4
times as much as for those
The moment the government
tells the Gush Emunim and other
West Bank settlers they must
stand on their own feet, at least 70
settlements will cease to exist,
Benevenisti said. But he doubted
the government would ever take
such measures because of political
The biggest surge in Jewish set-
tlement of the territory which has
an Arab population of close to a
million, occurred during the
Likud-led administration of
Premier Menachem Begin. The
present Labor-Likud national uni-
ty coalition government has im-
posed a virtual freeze on new set-
tlements because of economic
Israelis moved into apartments or
houses in the West Bank between
October, 1984 and October, 1985.
They moved into existing housing
built a year ago. "The halt in the
construction of new settlements
does not in any way affect the
pace of construction and settle-
ment in the large urban centers in
the territories which continued
unabated at the rate of
1,500-2,000 new families per an-
num," Benvenisti reported.
NJRC Changes Name,
Strengthens Programs
National Jewish Resource
Center (NJRC) has changed its
name to better reflect its
prime mission, preparing
Jewish leaders to meet the
challenges of a modern and
open society in the spirit of
"CLAL Yisrael," according to
Rabbi Irving Greenberg,
founder of the resource center.
He said "CLAL" stands for
"The National Jewish Center
for Learning and Leadership."
Paul Jeser, CLAL executive
vice president, said that the
U.S. Urges Syria, As Well As Jordan
To Agree To Direct Talks With Israel
The Reagan Administration recently urged Syria, as well as Jor-
dan, to agree to direct negotiations with Israel.
State Department spokesman Bernard Kalb stressed that it
has always been United States policy that United Nations
7 Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 called for negotiations
g on the Golan Heights as well as the West Bank and Gaza.
Kalb read a long prepared statement on the subject in the
wake of reports that Richard Murphy, Assistant Secretary of
f State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, told Israeli
5 Premier Shimon Peres that King Hussein of Jordan was seeking
s> a rapprochment with Syria in order to involve Damascus in the
* peace process.
o Syrian President Hafez Assad has been opposed to Hussein's
'- peace initiative. Most Mideast observers believe Hussein turned
- to Assad after he realized that Palestine Liberation Organization
leader Yasir Arafat could not be relied upon to support Jordan's
efforts at getting negotiations with Israel started.
NJRC had made learning "an
acceptable, even mandatory,
responsibility of Jewish
leaders. We have organized
hundreds of weekends for
Jewish leaders around the
country, offered one day in-
stitutes, lectures and seminars
to Jewish professionals and lay
leaders in over 75 communities
and provided guidance and
staff for various local and na-
tional conferences."
Jeser said the NJRC
"established the first
Holocaust Resource Center
which serves as the model for a
dozen others around the coun-
try" and "we established
Chevra, the first project by a
major Jewish organization
dedicated soley to intra-
denominational Jewish
dialogue." A pledge of
$500,000 as a matching grant
to begin CLAL's program en-
dowment fund was made by
Aaron Ziegelman, CLAL vice
president, according to
Herschel Blumberg, CLAL
president. Blumberg said the
grant would help CLAL ex-
tend the reach of its "most
successful and influential"
programs weekends, Shab-
batonim, lectures, classes and
special ongoing groups.
Blumberg said the goal of
the CLAL Board was to raise
the matching $500,000 by the
end of the 1986 calendar year
Thomas M. Keresey, president of the First NationaUJaJS
Palm Beach, recently presented a donation on behalf of the
bank to the United Jewish Appeal. The check was accepted b?
Alan L. Shulman, who is National Vice Chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal and former president of the Jewiik
Federation of Palm Beach County. The bank's donation to the
United Jewish Appeal is an annual contribution which w
begun many years ago in recognition of this prominent chtri.
ty and its outstanding work.
News Briefs
UJA Major Gift Events Achieve Record
Results; $51.8 Million Raised
NEW YORK, (JTA) As the 1986 United Jewish Ap-
peal/Federation Campaign gains momentum, eight Major
Gift events have achieved record-breaking results in-
dicating a highly successful campaign year, it was announc-
ed here recently. The total raised came to $51.8 million, a
22 percent card-for-card increase over last year and a
dollar gain of $9.34 million.
UJA national chairman Alex Grass hailed the UJA's har-
monious cooperation with communities across the country
stating that "this joint effort has visibly strengthened and
invigorated the '86 Campaign."
AFL-CIO Urges its Affiliates to Support U.S.
Holocaust Museum
NEW YORK (JTA) The AFL-CIO has urged its af-
filiates and 13 million members to support the US
Holocaust Memorial Museum and "to contribute funds for
its construction." The action came in a resolution passed
unanimously by delegates to the organization's recent con-
vention in Anaheim, California.
The museum, planned by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Council, is being built entirely with private funds on
federal land m Washington. The volunteered United
states Holocaust Memorial Museum Campaign, with Presi-
dent Reagan as honorary chairman, is raising $100 million
nationwide to construct, equip and endow the museum.
The AFL-CIO resolution follows recent donations to the
museum campaign by the American Federation of
Teachers and the AFL-CIO's Executive Council.
Hartford Industralist Pledges $10 million
NEW YORK, (JTA) A gift of $10 million, described by a
spokesman for the Council of Jewish Federations as one of
the largest ever given by an individual to a Jewish Federa-
tion, has been reported by the Greater Hartford Jewish
The gift was made to the Federation by Louis Rogow, an
87-year-old industrial and community leader, as a pace-
setting contribution to the Federation campaign. It is
payable over the next 10 years at the rate of $1 million a
year, starting with the 1986 campaign.
* ,Rn, CooPer, Hartford Federation executive director,
told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency by telephone that he
considered the Rogow gift the largest single contribution
by an individual to the Federation and probably one of the
largest ever made by an individual to any Federation.
Rogow was the first leader in the Hartford Jewish com-
munity some years ago to make a $1 million gift during an
emergency campaign for Israel.
B'nai B'rith Sets Up Relief Fund For Colom-
bian Volcano Victims
WASHINGTON (JTA) Declaring that 1985 "ap
^ars S ha,ye nad mre than its share of natural disasters,'
.naiB nth International President Gerald Kraft announc-
ed that the Jewish service organization again would
allocate a relief fund, this time to Colombia. He called on its
lodges, units, and individual members also to contribute,
t Kraf^n1p.ted that B'nai B'rith this year had raised funds
fw pian famine victims, Bangladesh flood victims
and Mexican earthquake victims. "We can do nothing less
than respond similarly to this latest disaster," he said.
, T,ne. B'nai B'rith leader said the funds would be
distributed to the South American country "just as soon as
tne most Active use of the money can be determined."

Friday, December 13, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Lorber To Head Fountains Campaign
Arnold L. LamDert, general Jr ^5
Arnold L. Lampert, general
chairman of the 1986 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Ap-
peal/Project Renewal cam-
paign, announced the appoint-
Jnent of Dr. Jerome W. Lorber
Jw head The Fountains Divi-
sion for the fourth consecutive
I year. Two major events, which
I have been the basis for the suc-
cessful fundraising and com-
Imunity involvement in the
(past, will once again be held
Ithis year, Dr. Lorber announc-
ed. A Special Gifts Cocktail
I Party has been scheduled for
(Thursday, Jan. 16 at Fountain
Hall and the annual
I Federation-UJA Golf Tourna-
[ment and Luncheon will take
I place on Sunday, Jan. 26.
In making the appointment
Lampert stated, "It is gratify-
ing that Dr. Lorber will once
again be heading the Federa-
tion s efforts at The Foun-
tains. His dedication to Jewish
causes benefits the entire
Jewish community, and we are
confident that his leadership
abilities will make this the
most successful campaign ever
at the Fountains."
Dr. Lorber, a resident at The
Fountains for the past 13
years, has been associated
with Jewish communal ac-
tivities both in Palm Beach
County and in New York City
for many years. He was in-
strumental in establishing the
Israel Bonds drive at The
Fountains and has been
honored by them on many oc-
casions. He had been very ac-
tive in the Federation-UJA
campaign prior to his accep-
tance of the chairmanship. An
active member of Temple Beth
El in West Palm Beach, Dr.
Lorber has visited Israel a
number of times, most recent-
ly when he and his wife Ruth
took their entire family with
Last year's campaign at The
Fountains included 380 golfers
entered in the tournament and
450 at the luncheon- the result,
an astounding total of
$360,000 donated to the
Federation-UJA effort, the
highest amount ever raised at
The Fountains and one of the
largest raised in the entire
state of Florida. The hope is to
do even better this year by in-
cluding year-round residents,
"snowbirds," and new
residents at The Fountains.
Assisting Dr. Lorber this
year are returning Co-Chairs
Dorothy Friedman and Al
Schnitt, Golf Tournament
Chair Bill Schlossberg, Special
Gifts Co-Chairs Al Gruber and
Milt Kukoff, Door Prize Chair
Ben Silverman, Honorary
Chair Dave Uchill, and Publici-
ty Chair Irving Horowitz.
Other returning committee
members are Si Diamond, Al
Golden, Aaron Hirschman,
Harvey Krautman, Nat Polan.
Dr. Jerome W. Lorber
Hershel Rosenblum, Arthur
Salomon, Jerry Silverstein,
Joe Snyderman, Jesse
Such man, Harry Wechsler,
and Ed Whinston.
\Tax Reform Update
Opportunities For Giving In 1985
The Endowment Fund Of The Jewish Federation Of Palm Beach County
Endowment Director
On May 29, 1985, President
Reagan introduced his Tax
Proposal to the Congress. The
[proposal introduces important
[changes in the tax law which
will have an impact on the tax
consequences of charitable giv-
ing. While the jury is still out,
so to speak, on the final form
of tax legislation, the only
thing we know for sure is what
the law is today and that there
Iwill be some substantial
[changes in the future. The
Council of Jewish Federations
Irecommends that donors be
advised of the tax benefits of
[giving before the end of 1985
|so that they can take advan-
tage of the present state of the
Tax Rate Reduction
Under the current law,
Ithere are 14 rates of income
taxation which vary from 11 to
50 percent. Under the pro-
posal, the existing rates would
e replaced with three
narginal rates of 15, 25 and 35
percent. The latest word as of
this writing is 38 percent. The
(top rate of 35 (or 38) percent
vould apply to taxable in-
comes of $42,000 or more for
jingle returns, $52,000 or
nore for head-of-household
Returns and $70,000 or more
|or joint returns. The decline
the marginal rates of taxa-
tion reduces the tax deduction
ralue of charitable giving. For
pample, the reduction of the
naximum rate from 50 per-
ent to 38 percent will mean
tat for every dollar given to
Parities the actual cost to the
xpayer will increase from 50
ents to 62 cents.
Appreciated Property
Current law allows a
fraritable contribution deduc-
Jon for the fair market value
If long term capital gains ap-
preciated property donated to
Tiarities. A taxpayer who
Iresently makes a gift of ap-
|reciated property to a charity
es not realize income with
aspect to any long term
ipital gains appreciation in
if property's value.
Under the proposal, the
deduction for the full fair
market value of appreciated
property has been maintained
with one important caveat.
Taxpayers whose tax liabilities
are substantially reduced by
tax preferences are subject to
an alternative minimum tax.
The alternative tax would im-
pose a rate of 20 percent on
"alternative minimum taxable
income." Included in items
making up this income would
be the excess of the fair
market value of appreciated
property given to a charity
over the donor's basis in such
property. Accordingly, in in-
stances where the minimum
tax is applicable, a tax could be
imposed on the donor for the
appreciation in the value of
donated property. A donor
may make girts of appreciated
securities this year and obtain
a full market value charitable
deduction. The unused
charitable deduction portion of
gifts whose value is in excess
of 30 percent of donor's ad-
justed gross income can be car-
ried forward for up to five ad-
ditional years. Donors with
closely held corporate stock
may want to consider a sizable
gift this year, the redemption
of which could be spread out
over a series of years in lieu of
annual gifts in that period.
Nonitemizer Deduction
Legislation adopted by Con-
gress in 1981 phased in a full
charitable deduction over a
five year period for nonitemiz-
ing taxpayers. The legislation
provided that, in 1985,
nonitemizers could deduct 50
percent of each charitable gift;
and, in 1986, the deduction
was to increase to 100 percent.
Under the Reagan Proposal,
the deduction for nonitemizers
would be repealed as of
January 1, 1986. However, on
October 16, the House Ways
and Means Committee passed
an amendment which will
allow nonitemizers to deduct
charitable gifts in excess of
$100 in any tax year. Nonitem-
ziers affected by the repeal
should be encouraged to dou-
ble up their gifts in 1985 and
obtain tax deductions while
Although it is unclear which
provisions, if any, of the
Reagan Tax Proposal will pass
Congress, the advice of Senate
Finance Committee Chairman
Robert Packwood is instruc-
tive. He has noted that no one
should underestimate Presi-
dent Reagan's ability to get his
legislative initiatives through
Congress. In light of the an-
ticipated decline in marginal
tax rates and the proposal that
unrealized appreciation in gifts
of'property be subject to a
minimum tax, it is recom-
mended that donors be advised
to take advantage of the pre-
sent state of the tax law by
considering gifts to the annual
campaign and endowment
funds which will receive op-
timal income tax deductions.
Accelerate 1985 Giving
Donors who want to take ad-
vantage of current tax laws
prior to the enactment of any
proposed changes in 1986
Continued on Page 5
Here's what Here's what
your $100 pledge your $100 check
buys Israel: buys Israel:
? Food, clothes and housing for new
Education, vocational training and
social programs crucial to the inte-
gration of Ethiopian Jews.
? Residential schooling, guidance and
counseling for disadvantages! youth.
Rehabilitation of distressed neigh-
Innovative programs for settling
rural communities.
? Social services for the aged.
These are just a few of the hundreds of pro-
grams your check to the UJA/Federation
Campaign helps support.
Programs that make life better for tens of
thousands of Jews.
Today, the people of Israel are struggling to
overcome serious economic problems that are
cutting deeply into much needed social services.
Your pledge has given them hope.
But it's your check that will help give them the
. future. Please pay your pledge. Today.
Make Your Check Payable To
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Shifting the Emphasis
It is still too early to judge whether the
Jonathan Pollard spy affair did in fact reach
into the highest levels of the Israel govern-
ment. It is interesting to note that Secretary
of State George Shultz, who said he felt "in-
sulted" when the story broke on Nov. 21,
declared recently that he was now confi-
dent that Prime Minister Shimon Peres
knew nothing about Pollard and his
This is a heartening reaction especially
so because the United States seems to have
pressed the case with greater strength and
more wide-ranging use of its media muscle
at a time when less was known about it than
is known even now.
The question remains why this is so, par-
ticularly when Israel has caught the United
States in the same kind of spying against it
on a number of occasions in the past. It is
not a question of two wrongs making one
right but that the nasty realities of govern-
ments everywhere are such that espionage
is a way of life among them.
On none of those occasions did the Israelis
make an international circus of their
discoveries. Why does the United States do
so in the Pollard case now? Pollard's work
for Israeli intelligence seems to have focus-
ed on Jordanian and Egyptian military
capabilities intelligence that the United
States does not share with Israel.
As former Israeli Ambassador to the
United States Simcha Dinitz told ABC-TV's
David Brinkley recently, Israel's survival
edge in a world of Arab enemies surroun-
ding it is so slender that he could well
understand, if not condone, the need of his
country's intelligence community for the
kind of information Pollard may have had.
Far from being outraged, the Reagan Ad-
ministration might better move to unders-
tand this dilemma of a tiny besieged nation
that does not want any more amputations of
its geographic being amputations that are
most certainly on the American drawing
boards at this very moment.
Italian Newspeak
An Italian court gave the
Achille Lauro hijackers jail
terms of four to nine years
instead of the maximum 12
year sentence in their initial
trial on arms charges. The
three-judge panel acted on the
recommendation of the pro-
secutor, who argued that
"fighting for a cause cannot be
considered devoid of valid
reasons even if terrorist
methods are used." Pro-
secutor Luigi Carli's twisted
logic recalled that of Prime
Minister Bettino Craxi, who
earlier asserted that the PLO
could legitimately resort to
arms since it was "a move-
ment wanting to liberate its
own country from a foreign
George Orwell's 1981, in
which words were used not to
advance thought but to
subvert it, has arrived a year
late. Carli and Craxi illustrate
the semantic and moral confu-
sion which hobble the West's
anti-terrorism effort. When
dealing with the PLO they
adopt a standard which
democratic Italy would not
tolerate in combating its own
Red Brigades who, not coin-
cidentally, trained alongside
PLO recruits in Lebanon in the
But, suddenly, where Arafat
and his henchmen are concern-
ed, the prosecutor and prime
minister hide behind the cliche
that "one man's terrorist is
another man's freedom
fighter." A simple test is
available to burn off this
semantic and moral fog. Is the
action something which would
be criminal when shorn of
political motives like smug-
gling guns and grenades on
board to kidnap a shipload of
people? If so, then the persons
on trial are criminal suspects.
Terrorism is a form of criminal
behavior, not a legitimate
method of political expression.
Terrorists must not be con-
fused with guerrillas or

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motivated by some self-
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(Near East Report)
PLO Eclipse
A just-released Harris survey demonstrates that the Achille
Lauro hijacking has badly damaged the PLO's already bad image
in the United States. In 1983 the PLO received a 75 percenMi
percent negative rating. However, the poll shows that today -
by a majority of 86 percent-7 percent Americans hold negative
views about the terrorist organization. The poll also reveals that
73 percent of Americans feel that the ship hijacking and the kill-
ing of Leon Klinghoffer "proved that the PLO is no better than a
band of terrorists, unfit for the United States to have anything
to do with." 8
The poll finds that Americans reject PLO participation in the
peace process while favoring the inclusion of non-PLO Palesti-
nians and also oppose any participation by the Soviet Union.
By a margin of 72 percent-22 percent Americans believe that
Israel now "has leadership which is reasonable and will really
work for a just peace settlement in the Middle East."
None of this should be a surprise to anyone. Americans have
never been impressed by grenade toting terrorists and certainly
aren't now. They understand that America has precious few
allies and that Israel is one of them. The only surprise is that the
permanent bureaucracies at the State and Defense departments
- and various universities and "think-tanks" around the coun-
try-are riddled with personnel who still believe that the PLO
can somehow be rehabilitated. They fail to grasp what the
American public implicitly understands. It only confirms our
fnend Mr. Orwell's adage: some ideas are so foolish that only
ivory tower intellectuals will believe them.
Friday, December 13, 1985
Volume 11
1 TEVETH 5746
Number 40
Jewish Federation/UJA
Calendar of Events
Special Gifts Meeting
Federation Shabbat at local synagogues
Lion of Judah
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception
Palm Beach Towers
Village Royale on the Green
Ponciana Golf & Racquet Club Cocktail Reception
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception
at the Ambassador
Major Gifts Dinner at the Breakers
with Sen. Joe Biden
Fountains Cocktail/Buffet
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception
at the Beachpointe/Stratford/2600
Fountains Golf Tournament
Hunters Run Pacesetters
Royal Palm Cocktail/Buffet
December 15
January 3
January 9
January 7
January 12
January 12
January 15
January 16
January 16
January 23
January 26
January 30
January 30

Q Radio/TV/ Film MOSAIC Sunday, Dec. 15, 9 a..m. WPTV Chan-
nel 5 with host Barbara Gordon "Lights" an
animated holiday special about Chanukah. It is a fantasy
adventure which retells, in allegory form, the story of
Chanukah and the Miracle of the Lights and is narrated bv
film star Judd Hirsch. J
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Dec. 15, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX TV 29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Dec. 19, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1340-AM A summary of news and'com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
December 13
Free Sons of Israel board 10:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith No.
3015 board Temple Beth David Chanukah family ser-
vice 7:30 p.m. Temple Emanu-El Forum Series 8 p.m.
December 14
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Program -
7:30 p.m. Temple Beth Zion Sisterhood dancing and
singing 8 p.m. Temple Beth David social dinner/dance
Temple Judea "Good Timers"
December 15
American Parents of North American Israelis 1 p.m.
Free Sons of Israel theatre 2 p.m. Temple Beth El
Men's Club -10 a.m. Hadassah Yovel theatre Temple
Beth Sholom Men's Club 9:30 a.m. Temple Israel -
cultural series 7:30 p.m. Jewish Federation "Special
Gifts" Event 4:30-7 p.m. Jewish Community Center
"Jewish Involvement Theatre at Jewish Community Day
School, 10 a.m. Jewish Community Center "Children's
Performing Arts at Jewish Community Day School, 4 p.m.
December 16
Jewish Federation Women's Division "Lion of Judah"
Worker Training 10 a.m. Golden Lakes Temple elec-
tion 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith No. 3046 8 p.m.
Hadassah Tikvah 1 p.m. Pioneer Women Ezrat -
board Women's American ORT Royal paid-up luncheon
12:30 Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood noon
Women's American ORT Poinciana noon Jewish Com-
munity Day School executive board 7:45 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Yachad board 10 a.m. Jewish Federation
Campaign Sub-Committee of the Long Range Planning
Committee 7:30 p.m.
December 17
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Committee
- 8 p.m. Women's American ORT Boynton Beach 1
p.m. Hadassah Tikvah movie and speaker 10 a.m.
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village 10 a.m.
Women's American ORT Lakes of Poinciana board -
12:30 p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood -
12:30 p.m. Hadassah Henrietta Szold 1 p.m. Ben-
Gurion University Cocktail Reception at Hibel Museum 7
December 18 .
B'nai B'rith Women Olam board 10 a.m. Hadassah -
Shalom 12:30 p.m. Israel Bonds fashion show at
Breakers National Council of Jewish Women Palm
Beach 10 a.m. Brandeis University Women Lake
Worth board 9:30 a.m. Women's American ORT -
Golden Rivers noon B'nai B'rith Masada theatre -
11:30 a.m. Women's American ORT Willow Bend Meed -
1 p.m. Hadassah West Boynton board 9:30 a.m.
B'nai B'rith No. 3015 Temple Emanu-El study series -
9:30 a.m. Jewish Federation Board of Directors Meeting
- 4 p.m.
December 19 ,OOA
National Council of Jewish Women Okeechobee 1Z.BU
p.m. Hadassah Yovel noon Hadassah Kishona -
study workshop Hadassah Z'Hava B'nai B'rith Palm
Beach Council board 10 a.m. Hadassah Golda Meir -
noon National Council of Jewish Women Evening 7:30
p.m. Women's American ORT West Palm Beach board
- 1 p.m. Temple Emanu-El donor dinner/dance at
Breakers Hadassah Henrietta Szold lunch/card party -
1 p.m. Jewish Federation Project Renewal Meeting, -
noon Jewish Federation Fountains Campaign
Meeting, 3 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 1985/Tlie Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Mosaic Features
Animated Chanukah Story
"Lights," a half-hour holi-
day special about Chanukah, is
the first major production of
Israel's promising young
animation industry. It is a fan-
tasy adventure which retells,
in allegory form, the story of
Chanukah and the Miracle of
Lights. This special is being
sponsored locally by the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and will air on
Federation's TV program,
"Mosaic," Sunday, Dec. 15, 9
a.m., on WPTV Channel 5. It
will be introduced by Barbara
Gordon, host of "Mosaic."
The program took two years
to produce and involved 80
people working in seven
animation teams. Narrated by
film star Judd Hirsch, star of
the TV comedy series "Taxi,"
the film is designed by Faith
Hubley whose New York
studio has won four Academy
Awards. Leonard Nimoy, who
played Mr. Spock on "Star
Trek," and Paul Michael
Glaser, Starsky of "Starsky
and Hutch," portray two of
the animation's chief
characters. The animation was
carried out in Israel at Ein
Gedi's animation studio with
the help of extra teams from
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Designed to compete with
top network holiday entertain-
ment, "Lights" was carefully
conceived, according to Israeli
journalist Dvora Waysman
who reviewed the film.
"Without once using the word
"Jewish" or "religious," it
delivers a powerful message:
that everyone has the right to
be different. And not just the
right the obligation to
preserve the unique traditions
of one's heritage against the
prevailing culture, no matter
how enlightened, sophisticated
and humane that culture might
be. The film's theme of
tolerance unfolds in a
delightful, yet moving way,
and can apply to any ethnic
minority, although the plot is
taken from a chapter of Jewish
history," Mrs. Waysman
The film is produced by
Gesher, an organization that
works to close the gap bet-
ween religious and non-
religiouis Jews.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
'A Promise for the Future'
Endowment Fund
Jewish Federation Of Palm Beach County
Endowment Director
In our last column we zeroed in on
one of the most popular vehicles
utilized by our Endowment Pro-
gram in creating gifts that will en-
dure the test of time.
This week I would like to speak
to you about a charitable planning
vehicle that allows you to create a
memorial in your own name
through the Federation's Endow-
ment Program and at the same
time retain a life interest in the in-
come that can be paid to you or a
relative or friend, in the following
two advantageous ways:
Create a charitable trust that
will give you an immediate income
tax deduction.
Create a trust in your Will
which will give your estate a
future estate tax deduction.
Your preference will depend
upon factors that have to do with
your own special needs, but in
either case, there are major
benefits to you and your family
that make this a very worthwhile
There are various types of
Charitable Remainder Trusts, but
today we will zero in on one par-
ticular form: the Charitable Re-
mainder Annuity Trust (in later
columns we will talk about the
Unitrust and the use of pooled in-
come funds.) The Charitable Re-
mainder Annuity Trust, not only
provides an immediate tax deduc-
tion, but also provides an income
for your life (or your spouse's or
anyone else you designate.)
An Annuity Trust that you
create provides for specific return
each year (not less than five per-
cent) to be paid to the beneficiary
or beneficiaries during their life
times, the remaining principal
passing to Federation. No addi-
tional contributions may be made
to an Annuity Trust, and it is ir-
revocable. The following
hypothetical illustration may be
Norma Klein is a recent widow,
age 72. She wanted to remain in-
dependent from her children, but
the bulk of her inheritance, old
common stocks worth $70,000,
were only paying a 3 percent divi-
dend. Through the use of a
Charitable Remainder Trust she
could increase her income and
reduce her taxes while making a
charitable donation to the Federa-
tion at the same time.
To establish a Charitable Re-
mainder Trust, an irrevocable
trust is established in writing and
is funded with property or cash.
Income from that asset goes to a
beneficiary either for her life or
for a period of not more than 20
years. At the end of the period of
the income interest, the trust's
assets go to the Federation.
The trust may be either a
Charitable Remainder Unitrust or
a Charitable Remainder Annuity
Trust. A Charitable Remainder
Annuity Trust, as we have
described above, is designed to
give a contributor a fixed dollar
income paid periodically. With a
Charitable Remainder Annuity
Trust, regardless of what happens
to the fixed investment, even if it
loses value, the donor is
guaranteed that fixed income.
Norma Klein established a
Charitable Remainder Annuity
Trust to pay her a fixed income of
10 percent or $7,000 a year. The
trustees sold the low yielding
stocks she contributed to the trust
and then invested the proceeds in
higher yielding securities. Mrs.
Klein paid no capital gains tax on
the sale of the stocks because it
was made by the trustee. She
received an income tax deduction
based upon the IRS tables that
value the remainder going to the
Federation considering the con-
tributor's age. Upon her death,
when the Federation receives the
assets of the trust, it can establish
a memorialized Endowment
An Annuity Trust can be
created by Will and will obtain for
the donor's estate a deduction
from inheritance taxes (instead of
from income taxes.) Other than
that, it works the same as a Re-
mainder Trust created during
ones lifetime.
These trusts help make the most
of your contribution to the
Federation's Endowment Fund,
and that is important to every
member of our community.
The Federation needs an ever-
increasing stream of Endowment
Fund income to meet the ever-
increasing stream of needs of the
Jewish people. Federation's pro-
grams help people of all ages and
provide funds for health, educa-
tion and social welfare programs
here in our community, in Israel
and around the world.
Please explore the Charitable
Remainder Trust ideas expressed
here with your tax attorney, ac-
countant and the Federation.
If you have any questions or
would like further information,
please write or call Arnold I.
Schwartzman, Endowment direc-
tor, Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, 501 So. Flagler
Drive, Suite 305, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33401. Telephone
number: 832-2120.
Tax Reform Update
Continued from Page 3-
should consider accelerating
their giving before the end of
this year. Methods of giving
may include:
1) Establishing a Federation
philanthropic fund from which
a donor may recommend pre-
sent and future campaign gifts
and other approved charitable
2) Establishing an endow-
ment fund designated to be us-
ed for gifts to the annual cam-
paign for a specific term of
years or ir -^etuity. This is
an ideal *.
some donors
to begin to think of
perpetuating their campaign
gifts while realizing their
economic interests through ad-
vantageous tax planning now.
3) Establishing a designated
or field-of-interest endowment
fund to provide the special
needs or innovative program-
ming as designed by the donor
and the Federation.
4) Establishing a Federation-
affiliated supporting founda-
tion to provide for family
charitable giving in perpetuity,
with continuity of Jewish
philanthropy assured by virtue
of its relationship with
For further information or
other end-of-year planning
ideas, plase contact your tax
attorney, accountant, profes-
sional financial adviser and Ar-
nold Schwartzman, Endow-
ment director Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County at

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NJCRAC Director Addresses Local CRC
On Wednesday, Nov. 27 the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County's Community
Relations Council (CRC) at-
tended an informal briefing by
Al Chernin, executive director
of the National Jewish Com-
munity Relations Advisory
Council (NJCRAC).
Chernin discussed the status
of several issues concerning
the local and worldwide Jewish
community, stressing that
CRC agendas must be multi-
faceted and that outreach into
the non-Jewish community is
essential for gaining broad-
based support.
"The agenda foAiocal CRCs
appears on the front page of
our newspapers," Chernin
said, "but we must also ensure
that we establish our own
goals. Nevertheless, the
headlines suggest that we have
before us a total'agenda which
is domestic, national and inter-
national in character."
Chernin said that the
American Jewish community
is perceived by many to have a
single focus of concern
Israel. "The security of Israel
is our number one priority,"
Chernin admitted, "but we
have to show sensitivity for
other concerns."
Describing the relationship
between Israel and the United
States as "intimate," Chernin
referred briefly to the recent
espionage incident by saying,
"Although we don't know yet
where the culpability lies,
we've learned that, like any
other government, the govern-
ment of Israel is not
The U.S. and Israel share a
great deal of agreement on
issues relating to Middle East
peace, Chernin said, and he
reaffirmed the need for direct,
bilateral negotiations between
Israel and responsible Arab
Palestinian representatives
not aligned with the Palestine
Liberation Organization.
Chernin praised Prime
Minister Shimon Peres for his
"helpful flexibility," referring
to Peres* willingness to involve
the Soviet Union in the peace
process if concrete progress is
made on the Soviet Jewry
Calling the recent Congres-
sional votes against arms sales
to Jordan a "temporary vic-
tory," Chernin expressed con-
fidence that Congress will not
approve such a sale in the
future unless King Hussein
negotiates directly and in good
faith with Israel.
Chernin also claimed that
the arms sale postponement
avoided an uncomfortable
head-to-head confrontation
between the American Jewish
community and President
Reagan. "This is one case in
which procrastination is a vir-
tue," said Chernin.
Turning to the issue of
Soviet Jewry, Chernin said he
was not disappointed at the ap-
parent lack of tangible pro-
gress on this problem at the re-
cent Geneva summit.
Noting that summits "rarely
if ever result in miraculous an-
nouncements," Chernin
observed that although there
was no specific reference to
Soviet Jewry during and after
the 1974 summit between
Gerald Ford and Leonid
Brezhnev, 35,000 Soviet Jews
emigrated in 1975.
Chernin stated, "During the
most recent summit, the White
House took a position that
CRCs have been advocating
repeatedly: that valid tests of
Soviet credibility on all major
issues will be determined by
Soviet actions on human
Pollard Case Aftermath
Continued from Page 1
their own reasons, acutely em-
barrassed by the episode and
anxious to put it behind them.
The U.S. understandably is
anxious to find out exactly
what information Pollard pass-
ed on to Israel over an 18
month period which ended last
year, for a reported payment
of $2,500 a month and two free
trips to Europe.
According to media reports,
Israel was seeking information
about the military capabilities
of moderate Arab states
friendly to the U.S. Egypt
and Jordan which have been
recipients of American
military aid. It has also been
alleged that Pollard passed on
to Israel American radar jam-
ming techniques and other
electronic information. It was
not yet clear whether the U.S.
will demand the return of the
stolen documents or whether
Israel will comply if it does.
Another source of friction is
over how soon U.S. agents will
be allowed to interrogate the
Israelis believed implicated in
the affair. The Administration
is said to be pushing for an ear-
ly date; the Israelis prefer
delay to let the publicity over
the affair fade.
Preliminary discussions
began in Washington recently
when two senior Israeli of-
ficials of the Defense and
Foreign Ministries met with
State Department officials for
what was termed as the
regular semi-annual review of
the 1981 U.S.-Israel strategic
cooperation agreement.
Justice Department offcials
reportedly will arrive in Israel
The men they want to talk to
are Dan Ravid, deputy science
attache at tbe Washington
Embassy, and Yosef Yagur,
science attache at the Con-
sulate in New York. Both were
called home before they could
be questioned by the FBI.
Also on the list of inter-
rogees is Raphael Eitan, a
former head of Mossad,
Israel's secret service, and
more recently an advisor to
Premiers Menachem Begin
and Yitzhak Shamir on ter-
rorism and security matters.
Eitan has been named by the
Israel media as Pollard's
"handler" and the man who
recruited the 33-year-old
American Jewish civilian
employe of the Naval In-
vestigative Service to spy for
Eitan is a former aide to
Ariel Sharon and has been
described as a protege of the
outspoken Likud hawk who
served Begin as Defense
Minister and is presently
Minister of Commerce and In-
dustry in the Labor-Likud uni-
ty coalition government.
Sharon, who returned to
Israel from a visit to Latin
America, angrily denied
reports linking him or Begin
with the Pollard case.
"Attempts in Israel to pin
the Pollard case on previous
governments and on people
like Menachem Begin and on
myself, who had no connection
with the case, are very serious
and already have caused heavy
damage," Sharon said.
Sharon shrugged off any
connection between Eitan and
Pollard Eitan himself has
denied it and insisted that
he, Sharon, "didn't know
anything and I wasn't
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Helen Hoffman, chair of the Community Relations Council
introduced Al Chernin, executive director of the Nationii
Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council.
Chernin noted that Soviet
Jews have never fared well
when tensions between the
two superpowers have been
high, but he was optimistic
about plans for ongoing
dialogue between Reagan and
Chernin's optimism was
tempered, however, with the
insistence that "we must burn
the Soviet Jewry issue onto
the American agenda."
Emphasizing that the "we"
in his statement included the
non-Jewish community, Cher-
nin reaffirmed the need for
broad-based solidarity. "The
Jewish community, which con-
stitutes only two-and-a-half
percent of the national popula-
tion, cannot go it alone, he
said. "We have to lead the
parade, but we can't be the on-
ly ones in it. We have to create
and work with allies, but
building alliances is not easy.
We have to recognize that such
alliances have to be honest and
Chernin concluded by admit-
ting that Nation of Islam
leader Louis Farrakhan "is
striking a responsive chord" in
some quarters, but he cited
voting records which proved
that members of the Black
Congressional Caucus are
staunch allies of the American
Jewish community.
Regarding efforts to reach
out into the community at
large, Chernin admonished the *
local members of the CRC to
pay special attention to
Hispanic groups, with whom
Jewish organizations could
work on a mutually beneficial
"Jews in South Florida are
in a particularly strategic posi-
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influence, Chernin said. He in-
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forms of outreach, including
education, utilization of the
press and support for influen-
tial legislators at the state and
federal levels, "the whole
aspect of the power structure
needs to be addressed."
Mr. Chernin made several
emphatic points about Soviet
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The Ordeal OfEgyptair Flight 648
Accounts Of The World's Bloodiest Hijack
(Delayed In Transmission)
- The world's bloodiest hiiack
_ 59 dead, 32 wounded
began Saturday afternoon,
Nov. 23, shortly after Egyp-
tair Flight 648 took off
uneventfully from Athens,
bound for Cairo.
It ended 24 hours later in an
inferno of fire and machine
gun bullets on the airport of
this tiny, rockbound island na-
tion in the mid-Mediterranean
between Sicily, Tunisia and
I arrived here a day after the
harrowing events. Through in-
terviews with survivors,
eyewitnesses, Maltese officials
and foreign diplomats, I was
able to piece together an ac-
count of the ordeal which,
weeks later, still shocks the
world and has raised many
serious questions that remain
One of the survivors I spoke
to was Tamar Artzi, 24, a trim,
attractive brunette from Kib-
butz Revivim in the Negev.
She and her travelling compa-
nion, Nitzan Mendelson, 23, of
Kibbutz Hulata in Galilee,
were the only Israelis among
the nearly 100 passengers and
crew of 14 nationalities aboard
the Egyptian Boeing 737 when
it left Athens for the two-hour
flight to Cairo.
I could not speak to Nitzan
Mendelson. She was shot point
blank in the back of her head
by a hijacker and shoved off
the plane; she died on Dec. 2 at
a hospital in Malta.
Artzi was also shot in the
head by the same hijacker and
shoved from the plane. Fate
was kinder to her. The small
caliber bullet, fired at about a
six-foot range, grazed the
right side of her cheek and ear
lobe. When I visited her at the
hospital a few days later she
had only a black-and-blue mark
on her cheeck and a small
bruise on her ear. But she was
still suffering the traumatic ef-
fects of her ordeal. She has
since then recovered and will
leave the hospital in a few
Artzi recalled that her name
was one of 11 called over the
loudspeaker. She believed she
was about to be released.
Other passengers recall that as
she stood at the edge of the
plane door, a hijacker shot her
and she was pushed or fell
from the plane. According to
Artzi, "I stumbled down the
steps and lay under them."
She could not remember
whether she felt pain. But she
did know deadly fear. She
remembers that a few minutes
later there were several more
shots from inside the plane and
first one body, then another,
fell down the steps next to her.
The first body to fall was that
of her friend, Mendelson.
Other surviving passengers
told me that when Mendelson
heard her name called she was
1 frightened and crouched in her
seat as if to hide. The
tassengers recall that a hi-
acker walked over and tried to
pry her out.
One passenger, Tony Lyons,
an Australian, said that a per-
son who seemed to be an
Egyptair crew member dragg-
ed Mendelson out of her seat
at the orders of the hijacker.
Other passengers confirmed
this. Though they are not sure
if the crew member was a man
or woman, they recognized the
dark jacket of the Egyptair
According to these accounts,
Mendelson clung to her seat,
digging her fingernails into
the cloth cover. She screamed,
"Save me, spare me." She was
dragged by her feet along the
central aisle, digging her nails
into the carpet. Survivors said
this was an unbearable scene,
worse even than the actual
shootings. At the open door to
the plane, Mendelson was shot
point blank in the back of her
A few minutes later a third
victim was shot, Patrick Scott
Baker, a 28-year-old American
fisherman-biologist. He tumbl-
ed down the steps. Like Artzi,
his head was only grazed by
the bullet and as soon as he
recovered his wits he sprang
from the wet tarmac and raced
for the airport control tower.
Two other Americans with
him, both women, were less
Artzi lay under the steps,
disoriented, for what seemed
like ages, she said. "I did not
know where I was. I did not
know whether I was in Saudi
Arabia or Libya," she told me.
After lying motionless in the
rain and dark for about three
hours, she began to crawl from
the plane. One of the hijackers
saw her move and fired a
bullet which struck her thigh.
It was a superficial wound
from which she has made a
rapid recovery.
While Artzi lay dazed under
the plane steps alongside her
unconscious companion,
Mendelson, a 38-year-old
American woman, Scarlett
Marie Rogenkamp, a U.S. Air
Force employee from Athens,
was shot in the head and died
on the spot.
Another American woman,
Jackie Pflug, was wounded
and left sprawling on the
stepes. Both women had their
hands bound behind their
backs with neckties taken
from male passengers. At
about 3 a.m. local time, the hi-
jackers allowed Maltese rescue
workers to recover the bodies
of the dead and wounded.
The critically wounded in-
cluded a 20-year-old Arab,
known as Omar Marzuk,
believed to have been the
leader of the hijackers. The
authorities have been unable
to interrogate him. There were
five hijackers in all. Until
recently, it was thought that
only Marzuk survived. A
report from Malta said one of
his companions was wounded
and alive.
According to the account of
the Egyptian pilot, Capt. Hani
Galal, the hijack occurred
about 10 minutes after leaving
Athens, when the plane level-
ed off at its cruising altitutde
of 34,000 feet. He said two
men, one dressed in a grey
suit, burst into the cockpit.
One held a live hand grenade
to the pilot's head.
Galal recalled later there
were no political statements
and the only demand was that
he change course from Cairo
to Malta. As soon as the air
crew realized what was hap-
pening, co-pilot Emad Bahey
pushed an emergency button
which alerted dozens of radio
stations in the area.
Behind the cockpit, the
passengers heard a voice
speaking in English with what
they described as a heavy Arab
accent. The voice on the
loudspeaker told them, "This
is a hijack."They were warned
to obey all orders, the first of
which was to hold up their
right hands with their
passports. One of the two hi-
jackers who had been in the
cockpit walked up and down
the aisles collecting the
The first bloodshed occurred
when the hijacker came up to a
passenger sitting near the
front of the plane, who was an
Egyptian security agent. A
20-year-old Egyptian woman,
Lauretana Chafik, who was
sitting next to him recalled
that he reached behind as if his
passport was in his hip pocket,
pulled out a gun and fired
point blank into the hijacker's
The man was mortally
wounded but his companion
shot and seriously wounded
the Egyptian security man. He
survived only because the hi-
jackers were convinced he was
Two Egyptair flight atten-
dants were wounded in the

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shoot-out. Two or three bullets
breached the fusilage, causing
decompression in the cabin.
Capt. Galal dove the plane to
14,000 feet and oxygen masks
were released.
A tense calm reigned for a
while. The hijackers began to
rearrange the passengers ac-
cording to nationality. Palesti-
nians were seated at the left
rear, Greek passengers at the
right rear. Those seat changes
proved fatal to eight Palesti-
nian children who died when
the plane was stormed, ap-
parently from smoke
The two Israelis were seated
at the right front, American
and Australian passengers
next to them. It was a process
of "selektzia" reminiscent
of the death camps.
The plane made its first ap-
proach over Luqa Airport,
Malta, at about 9:30 p.m. local
time. Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici,
Prime Minister of Malta, told
the Parliament later that if
landing had been refused the
plane might have
disintegrated. As far as this
reporter knows, he did not ex-
play why. The hijacker's only
demand of the Maltese
authorities was for food and
fuel and for a doctor.
Who they were, what their
motives were, remains a
mystery. Here are other ques-
tions yet to be answered:
What role did a U.S. task
force play in the preparations
for the storming of the plane?
Why did the Maltese prevent
the Americans, who might
have supplied the Egyptian
commando with much needed
technical know-how and pro-
bably saved many of the 59
lives lost in the attack, from
arriving in time?
'Was the Egyptian
paratroop commando as ineffi-
cient as it appeared or did it
act on the basis of wrong or
misleading information? Why
did only one of the four or five
Egyptian security men on
board resist the hijack at-
tempt? Why did the other
Egyptian air marshalls fail
even to try and rescue their
* Did the Egyptian crew, as
some survivors charge,
cooperate, willingly or unwill-
ingly, with the hijackers in
dragging out of their seats for
executions some of the
passengers, including the
seriously injured Israeli?
* Where did the weapons us-
ed by the hijackers come
from? Were they on board
the plane when it landed at
Athens from Cairo before it
was forced to fly to Malta, or
where they smuggled on board
at Athens Airport?
* Who were the hijackers,
what did they want and who
was behind them? During the
24 hours they controlled the
plane, they made no political
demands and said nothing
which could reveal their iden-
tities or political ideology.
Arson Is Suspected In
Blaze At Arab Organiza-
tion's Offices
The fire department suspects
arson in a blaze that raged
through two adjoining
buildings containing the local
offices of the American-Arab
Anti-Discrimination Commit-
tee and other tenants here last
The fire, officially termed
"suspicious," marked the third
time in four months that of-
fices of the committee have
been the target of apparently
wilful violence. The most
serious incident occurred on
Oct. 11 when a bomb exploded
at the Santa Ana, Calif., office,
killing Alex Odeh, 41, the com-
mittee's regional director.
There were no injuries in the
most recent fire here but
damage to the committee's of-
fices alone are estimated at
$450,000. Ray Alford, a
spokesman for the fire depart-
ment, told reporters, "There's
too much there for it to have
been accidental but not enough
to declare it arson so we are
classifying it at the present
time as suspicious."
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Single Parent Family Committee:
Increased Membership, New Ideas
The Single Parent Family
Committee of the Jewish
Federation is busy making
plans and initiating programs
for 1986, and Erwin H.
Blonder, president of The
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, has appointed
Linda Elias to chair the com-
mittee, succeeding Rabbi
Howard Shapiro of Temple
Three years ago Rabbi
Shapiro saw the need for the
community to join together
and address the multi-faceted
problems of the single-parent
family, and thus a Single
Parent Task Force was
Rabbi Shapiro noticed the
startling increase in single
parent families due to divorce,
death and women having
children out of wedlock. As a
result, the community has had
to deal with some unavoidable
deviations from the typical,
old-fashioned Jewish family.
News From Hillel
Students To Begin Campaign
If the student Federation-
United Jewish Appeal cam-
paigns begin after winter
break, then spring has come
early to South Florida cam-
puses. Leadership training is
underway, calendars are being
planned, and workers are be-
ing recruited. Students are
now preparing to put their pro-
grams into action in the com-
ing months.
Preparations for the cam-
paign began at the National
Student Leadership Training
Conference in Washington
D.C., on Nov. 1 to 3. At this
weekend, sponsored by the
University Programs Depart-
ment of the United Jewish Ap-
peal, workshops were con-
ducted on calendar planning,
publicity and promotion,
solicitation training, outreach
techniques, and special events.
The conference was especial-
ly helpful to Mark Rubens,
Florida Atlantic University
campaign chairperson. He was
"psyched" after the weekend.
"The group clicked. We work-
ed well together and
motivated each other. Organiz-
ing our own campaigns can be
very demanding. There was a
tremendous feeling of mutual
support and commitment from
the beginning, and together
we developed a lot of exciting
new ideas for our own
Two weeks later a workshop
on campaign organizing was
conducted for local student
campaign leaders at the B'nai
B'rith Hillel Foundation at the
University of Miami, spon-
sored by Hillel Jewish Student
Centers of Greater Miami,
Broward and Palm Beach
counties. Rabbi Steven
Abrams, director of planning
at the Jewish Federation of
South Broward, discussed the
function of Federation in
meeting community needs and
emphasized the importance of
student participation in that
Wendy Glass, chairperson of
the Broward Community Col-
lege campaign, explained how
her campaign will affect
students. "It teaches us about
our responsibility to help
others by giving of ourselves.
TAU Seeks Solution To
Israel's Engineer Shortage
Responding to urgent appeals
from the Union of Electronic In-
dustries and the Israel Defense
Forces for a solution to the severe
shortage of electrical and elec-
tronic engineers, Tel Aviv Univer-
sity's Faculty of Engineering has
introduced this year an ac-
celerated program to upgrade
electronics technicians to fully
qualified electrical and electronics
A recent survey has revealed
that Israel's high tech industries
are suffering from a shortage of
2,000 electronics engineers. This
number will increase from year to
year unless a means is found to
dramatically and rapidly increase
the output of electronic engineers.
On the other hand, the technical
schools in Israel are graduating a
surplus of technicians (nan-
dasa'im) in electronics.
For these qualified handasa'im
the normal eight-semester course
of studies for a B.Sc. in electrical
and electronics engineering has
been concentrated into a six-
semester, accelerated program.
The accelerated program is bas-
ed on the regular course offered
by the Department of Electrical
Engineering and Electronics, and
participants are required to
achieve the same standards as are
required of students in the regular
course. The teaching staff will
comprise teachers from TAU and
other Israeli universities, and by
qualified teachers provided by the
electronics industry.
The high standard of the Facul-
ty of Engineering will be main-
tained by the very high criteria be-
ing demanded for admission to the
accelerated course. As a result,
only one of every four of the
technical college graduates apply-
ing for admission to the course
have been accepted.
This innovative program has
received the support and praise of
the Israel Council for Higher
Education, approval from the
Knesset Ministerial Committee
for Science and Technology, and
the cooperation of the Union of
Electronic Industries. It provides
an outstanding example of com-
bined private and public initiative
which can lead to the solution of
major problems through in-
novative and unconventional
Our major purpose is to tell
students, and everyone we can
reach, about the needs of other
Jews and to show them how to
make a difference by working
together with us."
Several of the chairpeople
will participate in a mission to
Israel from Dec. 24 to Jan. 3.
Planned by UJA for national
student campaign leadership,
the mission is the final pro-
gram to be held before the
campaigns begin.
Equipped with basic
organizational skills and a
working knowledge of Jewish
community needs and services,
the student leaders agree that
the campus campaign should
educate and activate students.
According to Annie Malka,
University of Miami Law
School campaign chair and a
former undergraduate cam
paign leader, "my job is to get
the law students to care."
"Graduate students," she
feels, "should view this as an
aspect of their education, a
way to express their Jewish
identification by joining in a
communal activity and becom-
ing a part of that community."
Jewish students have con-
ducted campus campaigns for
several years, dating back to
the aftermath of the Six-Day
War. Locally, the student cam-
paign was initiated by Hillel at
the University of Miami during
the late 1970*s. Campaigns are
now being conducted at the
University of Miami, Florida
International University,
Miami-Dade Communitv Col-
lege, Barry University,
Southeastern College of
Osteopathic Medicine. Florida
Atlantic University, Broward
Community College, Universi-
ty of Florida and Florida State
"Rabbi Shapiro was and is
especially concerned about the
emotional and psychological
effects on children lacking
two-parent support," said Lin-
da Elias. "He made us aware
that emotional and financial
difficulties in single parent
families often adversely affect
the lives of these people as
Jews, and if their Jewishness
is impacted negatively, so is
the Jewish future for all of
"I am privileged to be asked
to continue the important
work initiated by Rabbi
Shapiro," added Mrs. Elias.
"We're recruiting new
members for the committee,
which already numbers 35
With regard to future plann-
ing, Mrs. Elias said that the
committee plans to work close-
ly with the Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches in
promoting the "Chaverim"
Big Friend/Little Friend
Mrs. Elias added, "We're
also establishing a close liaison
with the JCC's singles pro-
gram so that the Single Parent
Family Committee can be ap-
prized of the excellent pro-
gramming offered and so that
the singles groups at the JCC
can be made aware of the
special needs and concerns of
single parents."
Pointing to the feeling of
rootlessness which often in-
fects families after the death
of a spouse or divorce, Mrs.
Elias described the commit-
tee's plans for the creation of a
resource brochure, which will
serve as a specialized guide to
community "services and
tivities that are particular
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said Mrs^Elias. "The brochu
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to single parent families new
to the area who need to bo*
where and who to call."
After recalling the success of
this fall's High Holiday Ticket
program, which facilitated in-
synagogue religious obser
vance for 45 unaffiliated single
parent families, Mrs. Elias'
revealed plans for this coming
Passover. "We're looking at
various ways to ensure that in.
terested single parent families
are included in the Passover
holiday observance and that
everyone has a seder to at-
tend," she said.
Mrs. Elias also stated that in
conjunction with the Com
munity Planning Committee,
the committee will begin
discussing the feasibility of
establishing a local Jewish
Free Loan Society which
would provide interest-free
loans to needy families, single-
parent and otherwise.
The next Single Parent
Family Committee meeting is
scheduled for Monday. Jan. 13
at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Family
and Children's Service, 2250
Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
Those wishing more infor-
mation about the Single
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Israel As A Resource: No More Effective Environment
Jewish Education Committee
of the Jewish Agency
They are to be found as
I volunteers in Israel's develop-
ment towns and on her kibbut-
zim, or taking summer courses
[in Israel's school? and univer-
sities, yeshivot and ulpanim.
I Some are touring the land,
playing tennis, or following
credit courses in Jewish
history. Others are on ar-
chaeological digs or working in
the country's science-based
They number around 15,000
in any one year. These 15,000
are the people, mostly young
people, from all over the
world, who come to the Jewish
state on one of more than 400
different educational pro-
grams for an Israel Ex-
perience that can color the rest
of their lives.
The aim of the Jewish
education Committee's Israel
Experience Project is to in-
crease participation in such
programs and to maximize the
impact of all 400 programs by
Director Of Controversial Play Drops Plans To
Stage It For The Time Being
FRANKFURT Guenther Ruehle, director of the con-
troversial Fassbinder play "Garbage, the City and Death,"
labeled anti-Semitic by the local and national Jewish com-
munities and by some newspaper critics, announced here
that he had dropped plans to stage it for the time being
because the pressure to prevent its showing had become
The Jewish community here, which had stated on several
occasions its intentions to prevent the Nov. 13 premiere of
the play, welcomed the decision as a victory for reason and
common sense. Community spokesperson Michel Friedman
said that "with this decision, further damage to the rela-
tions between Jews and non-Jews has been avoided."
But angry commentators on West German radio stations
attacked the Jewish community for "censorship through
violence." Some warned that the Jewish success in block-
ing the staging of the play would not be lasting and might
trigger more anti-Semitism in the country.
Dole: Arms Sale Postponement Will Give The
Mideast Peace Process A Chance
WASHINGTON (JTA) Senate Majority Leader
Robert Dole (R., Kan.) said recently that Congress postpon-
ed President Reagan's proposed sale of arms to Jordan un-
til Mar. 1 to leave "all the options open" and give the Mid-
dle East peace process a chance to work.
"If between now and Mar. 1 there is an honest effort by
King Hussein ... to sit down with the Prime Minister
(Shimon Peres of Israel) and try to work out some kind of
agreement, then we believe we will have a chance to take
another look," Dole told the closing plenary of the 54th
General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations
(CJF) at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
"The one thing we did not want to do is torpedo the peace
process," Dole stressed. "If there is a glimmer of hope, as
the Prime Minister indicates, we want to encourage that
hope. So when next Mar. 1 comes, who knows. It may be
postponed again, we may decide to reject it out of hand."
He added that "We thought the worst thing we can do is
approve such an arms sale before we even have
more fully exploiting the State
of Israel as an educational
Birth of a Project
The value of Israel as an
educational experience was
among the ideas on which
there was overwhelming con-
census among the 250 Jewish
leaders and educators who met
at the World Leadership Con-
ference on Jewish Education
in June 1984.
Nine months later, in March
1985, the Israel Experience
Project was to become the first
major project of The Jewish
Agency's newly established
Jewish Education Committee.
A well-planned educational ex-
perience in Israel, agreed the
committee, chaired by Morton
L. Mandel of Cleveland, Ohio,
can have profound influence on
the lives of participants and
their families. It can provide a
firm basis on which to build
their perceptions of Israel and
So, Jewish Education Com-
mittee Chairman Mandel
established an Israel Ex-
perience Project Sub-
Committee. Its chairman is
UJA board of trustees Chair-
man Robert E. Loup of
Denver, Colorado, and it is co-
chaired by Rabbi Richard G.
Hirsch, executive director of
the World Union for Pro-
gressive Judaism.
The Groundwork
The sub-committee started
work by examining what is on
the ground. Who comes on
Israel education programs and
who does not? How far do ex-
isting programs meet needs?
What forms do these programs
take, and are they optional?
And what other financial,
physical and human resources
can be mobilized in Israel and
abroad to enhance the Israel
To find the answers, the sub-
committee commissioned a
comprehensive study from a
Jerusalem-based planning
In the first six months of
work, the researchers have in-
terviewed and consulted hun-
dreds of program directors,
coordinators, educators, com-
munity leaders and par-
ticipants in programs. A strik-
ing feature of their research,
reports the project team, is the
eager cooperation of everyone
approached. Many people, in
fact, have commented that the
researchers' questions have
made them pause and think
about the programs in which
they are involved, and about
possible changes and new
Project Areas
The Project study team is
examining five main areas:
Information about existing
Israel Experience programs
from content to goals, to
resources, to whom the pro-
grams are geared, and to the
potential for growth. Pro-
grams are being organized into
a computerized data-base,
available to all comers.
During the summer of
1985, 1,100 program par-
ticipants distributed among
over 50 different programs fill-
ed out questionnaires at the
beginning and end of their
Israel visit. The questionnaires
provide a profile of who came,
now and whey they came, how
successful they felt the pro-
gram to have been, and how it
has affected their feelings and
knowledge about Judaism and
People who do not join
Israel education programs are
being surveyed initially in
the U.S.A. and Canada. The
study is designed to identify
who does not come and why, so
that programs and recruit-
ment approaches can be con-
structed for their needs.
Israel's human, physical
and financial resources are be-
ing evaluated to ensure that an
increased participation in
Israel Experience programs
can be accommodated.
Over 100 educators, ad-
ministrators, and community
leaders have been interviewed,
and their views on needs
recorded and analyzed. One
important point that has
already emerged from these
interviews is that regional and
national needs differ substan-
tially. Israel Experience pro-
grams must be tailored to
specific communities and
Experiments are being
planned to test ideas and
hypotheses and learn from
An Ambitious Project
The Israel Experience pro-
ject is the first time that
educational programs in Israel
for Diaspora youngsters have
been comprehensively examin-
ed. In discussing needs and ex-
periences, participants,
educators, and administrators
and community leaders in and
outside Israel have all focused
on a number of key issues.
Among them: What is a
"good" program? Should new
programs be directed toward
affiliated or unaffiliated Jews?
How long should the ideal pro-
gram run? What kinds of pro-
grams should be given priori-
ty? What contribution should
the counsellors make and
what kind of training will en-
sure that they make it?
The ready responsiveness of
all those approached is very
encouraging. It suggests a real
potential for change once the
blueprint is drawn up. The pro-
ject team expects to complete
the field study and present
recommendations by June,
Note: The Jewish Education
Department of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County offers Youth Education
Scholarships for study in
Future potential, financial
need and past merit are the
criteria on which scholarships
are awarded.
Separate Midrasha scholar-
ships of up to $500 are avilable
to students who have finished
the 11th grade and have met the
standards of Midrasha
The deadline for applications
is Feb. 15.
For further information
please contact Ann Lynn Lip-
ton, Jewish Education direc-
tor, at 8S2-2120.
The Puritan Oil Difference.
It's Clear
_jble Oil.
More saturated and other fats.
Frown to -4f and partially thawad.
Manv health experts recommend lowering the
saturated fat in our diets. So W****
Puritan has less saturated fat than the
vegetable oil.
Frozen to -4F. and partially thavwod.
To prove this, both oils were frozen, then thawed.
The other brand is cloudy, in part because it has
more saturated and other fats. Puritan has less of
these fats. So the difference is dear.
Puritan Oil. Low in saturated fat.

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 13, 1985
Seventh Annual Jewish Women's Assembly
Women's Division Of The Jewish Federation Of Palm Beach County


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I'lr in. nt pW>
'ON Of ^
Women's Division director Lynne Ehrlich (center) sh.r^ ]
laugh with Dr. Linda Werner (left) and Women's DiviE!
mediate past president Sheila Engelstein, who is also
chair nf this year's Lion of Judah event.
Carole Klein and Penny Beers co-chaired this year's im-
pressive Jewish Women's Assembly.
Co-chairs Penny Beers and Carole Klein
joined keynote speaker Dr. Joyce Brothers
and Women's Division campaign vice-
president Carol Greenbaum.
Co-chairs Penny Beers and Carole Klein (standing) joined
Women's Division Director, Lynne Ehrlich (seated center)
and session leaders Dr. Rela Monson (seated left) and Evelyn
Sonuner (seated right).
The Seventh Annual Jewiih
Women's Assembly brought
together over 350 wobm
from all parts of Palm Beach
Ruth Berman and Marcia Shapiro, secretary of Women's
Division, exchanged ideas.
Esther Szmukler recorder for Evelyn Som-
mers presentation, and Deborah
recorder for Dr. Re.a l^SSfJSS,
discussed the
day's event

Friday, December 13, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11

Lie Simon. Women's Division vice-president for outreach.
mincd the Jewish Community Day School display.
Participants enjoyed coffee and danish on the outdoor patio.
I coffee urns were popular spots during the morning.
/; '
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Volunteers were helpful in
answering questions about
the day's program.
Women at this year's JWA were treated to informational
displays on the Jewish Federation. Women's Division and the
four beneficiary agencies of Federation.
Jewish and Female Choices and Challenges
I by hard working volunteers, registration tables were
By early in the morning.
ssom Cohen, who co-chaired this year's Presidents' Cof-
helped out during registration.

Thank You
For Everything
With the generous help and support of the Jewish
Women's Assembly committees, the Women's Division
board of directors and dedicated membership, the
presidents of all the local Jewish women's organizations,
and the countless volunteers who helped with mailings and
other preparations, we once again impressed the com-
munity with a very successful Jewish Women's Assembly
on Nov. 24.
We extend our thanks to all. It was a pleasure working
with you.
Penny Beers and Carole Klein, co-chairs
Jewish Women's Assembly 1985
Kuth Herman
Deborah Brass
Mancnl Brozost
Blossom Cohen
Sheila Bagehtein
l..ium Keurr
Mollie KitU-rman
Dunne Prank
B irbara Goldberg
Esther Grubtr
Florence Kieff
Mi-|rfianie Kleiner
Ksthrr Kosowski
Susan Ix'Vine
Cynnie List
Dorothy Ludwij;
Diane Mitchell
Ellen Rampell
Sedra Kutman
Adele Simon
Arloiu' Simon
Dorfa Singer
Blither SemukJer
^* t narticmants to greet one another and
registration period allowed time for participants
Kurliara GoMbarg, B-balr
Diane Mitchell, co-chair
Stir Benttoui
Ellen Klaum
Fran Gordon
Bonnie Krau
Soimii Legman
Swan Levine
Bcih Uevinaon
Vicki Schwartz
Jill Shaw
Judy Varady
Mil.'lml We'intrauh
Laure Feuer, en chair
Dianne Prank, co-chair
(iail Baehuve
Eve Baum
Moira HkraowiU
Anna JaffthffW
Florence Kali
Marjorie Kremer
AtMW Roaen
Sharon Raioiltf
,lud\ Schinimcl
Syd Schwaru
Mania Shapiro
Arlt-no Simon
ruse the schedule of events.

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 13, 1985
Canadian Poll On Mideast Conflict
Shows Desire For Neutrality
Local ORT Leader In Los Angek
Canada-Israel Committee in-
dicated here that it was not
alarmed by the findings of a
survey conducted at the re-
quest of the External Affairs
Department which found that
only about 10 percent of those
polled want Canada to support
Israel in the Middle East
The results of the survey
were obtained by the Toronto
Star through the Access of In-
formation Act, and published
recently. The poll was con-
ducted by an independent firm
at the request of-the
According to the survey's
results, a large majority 83
percent of those polled said
Canada should remain neutral
in the Arab-Israel conflict.
While 10 percent suggested
Canada should side with
Israel, only 5 percent said the
government should back the
"moderate" Arab states.
Shira Herzog Bessin, na-
tional executive director of the
Canada-Israel Committee, told
the Canadian Jewish News
that her group was not sur-
prised at the poll's findings,
which she said was very
similar to one conducted by the
committee two years ago.
In that poll, some 70 percent
of those surveyed said Canada
should stay neutral in the
Mideast conflict; 20 percent
said Canada should be more
supportive of Israel; and six
percent said Canada should
back the Arab states. A total
of 63 percent said they were
"somewhat satisfied with
Canada's Mideast policy, ac-
cording to the committee's
In the survey conducted for
the Canadian government,
some 63 percent of those poll-
ed said it is important for
Canada to take an interest in
the Middle East situation.
However, 80 percent said
Canada should be more con-
cerned with Central America.
It was also noted by a commit-
tee spokesperson that the 10
percent support for Israel in-
dicated in the poll exceeded
Canada's proportionate
population of Jews about
one percent of the total
Bill Attewell, an M.P. who
heads the Parliamentary
Friendship Group for Israel,
was skeptical about the poll's
findings. He said he suspected
stronger support for Israel
among Canadians.
HIAS 1986 Scholarship Awards
NEW YORK Continuing
a program established 12
years ago, HIAS (the Hebrew
Immigrant Aid Society) is in-
viting applications for its 1986
Scholarship Awards. The
scholarships will be presented
at the organization's 106th An-
nual Meeting, to be held in
New York on March 12. In an-
nouncing the awards, Robert
L. Israeloff, HIAS President,
explained that each carries a
$500 stipend. Those eligible to
apply for the scholarship
awards are HIAS-assisted
refugees who have settled here
since 1976 and have made
special progress in their ad-
justment to life in the United
The HIAS Scholarship
Awards program is made
possible through the following
The Richard Alan Shapiro
Memorial Fund established
by HIAS President Emeritus
Edwin Shapiro and Claire
Shapiro in memory of their
The Ann S. Petluck
Jewish Worker Exempted When
Union Voices Support of PLO
Jewish worker, who ob-
jected to his union's expres-
sion of support for an in-
dependent Palestinian
homeland, has been granted
an exemption from paying
his union dues.
The decision, handed down
recently by the Ontario
flirt of Appeals, reversed an
arlier lower court ruling that
haim Forer's objection to a
-esolution adopted by the Ontario
Federation of Labor supporting a
palestinian homeland was not bas-
'd on religious grounds and
therefore did not entitle him to
;end his dues to a charity instead
"f the union.
A SECTION of the Crown
Employees Collective Bargaining
Act provides that employees can
pay union dues to a charity if they
object to sending the money to a
union "because of religious con-
victions or belief."
Forer, an employee of the On-
tario provincial government and a
member of the Ontario Public Ser-
vice Employees, said the resolu-
tion adopted by the Labor Federa-
tion in 1983 was "inimical to
every human being in general and
every Jew in particular who
believes in the eternality of the
Jewish people and in their God-
given right to the land of Israel."
He stated that it is "most ob-
noxious that I, a believer, should
be required to pay dues to an
organization whose membership
in the Ontario Federation of
Labor contributes to the Federa-
tion's influence on public opinion
in a manner contrary to my beliefs
and ideals."
Blair said in his ruling, "It seems
to me that in a multicultural coun-
try which Canada has become
there will have to be an even
greater toleration of a wide varie-
ty of religious beliefs and prac-
tices than existed before the
Charter of Rights and
Freedoms." He noted that
previous Court of Appeal deci-
sions have stressed that what may
be regarded as a religious belief
by one religion may l>e regarded
as secular by another. The resolu-
tion, adopted in the aftermath of
Israel's invasion of Lebanon in
June 1!82. urged the Canadian
Labor Congress, the national
trade union body, to call on the
Canadian government to support
"all avenues toward lasting
peace" in the Middle East.
El Al Reports
Drop In Fares
NEW YORK El Al Israel
Airlines announed here that it is
sharply reducing the fare on its
business class flights. "For just
$180 each way above regular
coach fares, travellers to Israel
can enjoy El Al's new business
class," David Schneider. El Al's
general manager for North and
Central America, said at a press
conference aboard an El Al 747
jumbo jet at JFK Airport.
According to Schneider, up to
now the regular business class
fare of El Al was $2,814. The new
business class fare, he noted, will
be, in most cases, less than
Memorial Fund established
by Meyer Poses of New York
in memory of his wife. Ann
Petluck served as Director of
HIAS U.S. Operations for
some 20 years. Her efforts
profoundly influenced the
practice of migration casework
and helped reshape U.S. im-
migration law.
The Judge Murray I. Gur-
fein Memorial Fund
established by the late Eva
Gurfein in memory of her hus-
band, who served as HIAS
president from 1956-57 and
from 1960-67.
The Regina And Sam
Berkountz Fund established
by Enid and Leon Schwarz-
baum of North Woodmere,
N.Y., in memory of Mrs.
Schwarzbaum's parents.
Applications and further in-
formation may be obtained by
writing to HIAS Scholarship
Awards, HIAS, 200 Park
Avenue South, New York,
N.Y. 10003. Completed ap-
plications should be returned
to HIAS, postmarked no later
than Jan. 8. Award winners
will be notified no later than
Feb. 21.
HIAS is the international
migration agency of the
organized Jewish community.
HIAS is a beneficiary of the
UJA of Greater New York and
Jewish federations across the
U.S. Government
Senior Vice President
50 Cocoanut Row
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Securities i
Subnet lo pfiot Ml*
On her trip to LAOTI (Los Angeles ORT Technical ij
stitute), Mrs. Miriam Fogel (center), membership chair of th*
North Palm Beach region of ORT, is seen presenting a new I
dictionary to the school's library. Pictured with her are ~
Arthur Cherdack, director and Ms. Hannah Leah, school
librarian, who graciously accepted the school's first'rift for
the North Palm Beach County Region of Women's Amerirn
ORT. This is ORT's second school in the United States.
Rabbi Rosen Indicates That the Summit May
Lead to Easing of the Plight of Soviet Jews
NEW YORK, (JTA) Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen of
Rumania suggested that the recent summit in Geneva bet-
ween President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gar-
bachev may lead to an eventual easing of the plight of
Soviet Jews. However, in assessing the summit's results
he continued "I'm only a rabbi, not a prophet."
Speaking to reporters at a news conference at the head-
3uarters of the American Jewish Committee, Rosen in-.*
icated that the summit may be the beginning of an overall
improvement in the relations between the two super-
powers. This, he said, could result in a better situation for
Jews in the Soviet Union.
The 73-year-old Rosen, who presides over a small, though
vibrant Jewish community of 25,000, is in the U.S. on one
of his regular visits to meet with Jewish groups interested
in Rumanian Jewry. The American Jewish Joint Distribu-
tion Committee provides substantial funding to numerous
programs for Rumanian Jewry.
A Catholic International University
"Fix A Tint* For The Study Of Torah"
Shammal (Ethics Of The Fathers 1:151
The M.A. Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to
announce its first extension course in Boca Raton. This
course and others that follow are geared to meet the
needs of those residents of Palm Beach County who
wish to receive a sophisticated, modern education in
Judaica, whether for their own edification, or to aid them
in their involvement with Jewish communal agencies
and educational institutions.
BIBLICAL JUDAISM An analysis of significant basic
religious and ethical views of the Hebrew Bible such as
creation, the relationship of God to humankind, the
origins of good and evil, covenant, law, repentance,
messianism and redemption.
Classes will meet on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:30.
at the South County Jewish Community Day School,
Satellite Campus, 2450 N.W. 5th Ave., Boca Raton.
Instructor: Dr. Jeremiah Unterman, Director, Jewish
Studies Program.
Generous tcholarahip aid Is available tor qualified students sod
auditors will be granted a 50% discount.
For an appointment or further information
please contact:
Barry University
11300 N.E. 2nd Avenue Miami Shores. Florid. 33161
Telephone (305) 758-3392. Ext. 524
FL Toll Free 1-800-5514)586

irenner and Levy
To Chair Israel
Bonds Campaign
Friday, December 13. 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
iBrig General Yehudah
jevy, the president and
jef executive officer of the
orldwide State of Israel
md Organization, announced
t Stanley Brenner and
ert S. Levy will co-chair
11985-86 Palm Beach State
flsrael Bond Campaign.
Istanley Brenner has been
Itivelv involved in many
eas of communal life in the
ilm Beach area. He has serv-
as past president of the
[wish P'ederation of Palm
feach County and also as vice
.sident and treasurer on the
deration Executive Com-
;e. Brenner chaired
deration's annual campaign
| served as chairman of the
[ndowment Committee.
Iresently he is a vice-
iresident of the Morse
[eriatric Center and a
lember of the board of direc-
[irs of the Jewish Community
'enter of the Palm Beaches.
I Active in the United Way,
Irenner is a member of their
loard of directors and
pasurer of Hanley-Hazelden
ag Abuse Center. Brenner
a past president of East
Joast chapter of CPA's and is
partner in the accounting
irm of Laventhol and
Robert S. Levy has been an
ictive member of the Greater
Palm Beach area for many
fears. He is a past president of
he Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and three times
served as general chairman of
its Combined Jewish Appeal.
Levy has chaired numerous
committees of the Federation
including its Nominating,
Budget and Allocations and
Welfare and Youth Activities
Committees. Most recently he
has chaired the Community
Planning Committee of the
Jewish Federation and has sat
as a member of the Endow-
ment Fund Committee. He is a
past national vice-chairman of
the National Young Leader-
ship Cabinet of the UJA; sat
for several years on the Ex-
ecutive Committee of the Na-
tional Leadership Committee
of the Council of Jewish
Federations and Welfare
Fund. Levy is a Past vice
president and member of the
Palm Beach Chapter of the
American Jewish Committee
and is a past president of the
Palm Beach B'nai B'rith. He
has served as vice president
and chairman of the board of
trustees of Temple Beth El in
West Palm Beach, and he has
been active in the organization
of a Men's Chapter of ORT in
Palm Beach County.
Levy has been active in the
River Garden Home for the
Aged in Jacksonville, Florida,
and the United Fund of West
Palm Beach. He is a charter
member of the Palm Beach
County Chapter of the Florida
Association for the Gifted.
T AU To Inaugurate Nursing
Program For Overseas Students
viv University Office of
cademic Affairs has an-
unced that the university
inaugurate the first nurs-
program in Israel designed
lusively for qualified
ferseas students with a four-
fk summer session in 1986
a spring semester in 1987.
Developed by the Univer-
ity's Department of Nursing,
i cooperation with the
verseas Student Program
!0SP). the new offering is
. n to American and Cana-
ian students currently enroll-
d in Bachelor's or Master's
degree programs in nursing.
jjrses will be taught in
glish by members of the
department faculty.
Both the summer session
and spring semester will in-
clude an Advanced Clinical
Practicum Seminar featuring
individualized student pro-
jects. The spring semester will
lso offer courses in Communi-
ty Care in Israel, Health Care
Systems in Changing
Societies, and Cross-Cultural
Nursing. Independent study
JOll t>e available to graduate
All nursing students will
have the opportunity to take
other OSP courses. Summer
session attendees may choose
one of several general courses:
The Arab-Israeli Conflict,
Modern Jewish History, The
Holocaust and Film, and The
Essence of Judaism. Spring
semester students may elect
two or three courses drawn
from the other OSP fields of
study: Jewish Studies, Middle
Eastern Studies, Israeli
Business and Labor Relations,
The Arts, and General Studies.
All OSP courses, including
the new nursing program of-
ferings, are eligible for full
credit at home universities.
The aim of the new program,
according to the announce-
ment, is "to give qualified
North American students the
opportunity to experience and
learn about nursing and health
care systems in other coun-
tries, and to provide a venue
for international enrichment
and exchange."
Information on admission,
applications, registration, fees
and scholarships may be ob-
tained from The Office of
Academic Affairs, American
Friends of Tel Aviv Universi-
ty, 360 Lexington Avenue,
New York, N.Y. 10017.
Masked Marchers
Rubin Breger, executive director of State
of Israel Bonds, is shown with co-chairs of
the 1985-86 Palm Beach State of Israel
Bond campaign,
Stanley Brenner.
Robert S. Levy and
- Levy, a member of the
Florida Bar, practices law in
West Palm Beach. He is also a
member of the Bar of the
Superior and Supreme Courts
of Pennsylvania and has been
admitted to practice in the
U.S. District Court (Southern
and Middle Districts of
Florida), Trial Bar of U.S.
District Court, U.S. Court of
Appeals (Fifth Circuit) and
U.S. Supreme Court.
Halevy stated, "we are most
fortunate to have Stanley
Brenner and Robert Levy as
co-chairmen of this years'
most important Israel Bond
Campaign. The high caliber of
their leadership will inspire
the Jewish community of the
Palm Beaches and be of a
direct benefit to the people of
the State of Israel."
Bette Gilbert Assumes Bonds Post
Rubin Breger, executive
director of the State of Israel
Bonds, recently announced the
appointment of Bette Gilbert
as Field Representative for
Israel Bonds. Mr. Breger
stated, "We are very for-
tunate to have Bette on staff.
She is most capable and will be
an added plus to the communi-
ty effort and the Bond
Gilbert has been an active
member of the community for
many years and has dedicated
herself to help make the
Jewish community of the Palm
Beaches a more vital and
vibrant place to live.
Gilbert has served as presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County and a
1 T

w *^H
Bette Gilbert
member of its board of direc-
tors for many years. She also
served as president of the
Southeast Federation of Tem-
ple Sisterhoods and of the
Sisterhood of Temple Israel.
She is a former member of the
UAHC Camp Coleman com-
mittee and a board member of
the United Way.
Prior to joining the Israel
Bond team, Gilbert was area
director of the American
Jewish Committee.
Bette and her husband Mor-
ton recently were the reci-
pients of the prestigious Lion
of Judah Award from the
State of Israel for their deep
committment and devotion to
the Jewish community and the
State of Israel.
Canada's Conservatives Pick Jew
TORONTO (JTA) Larry Grossman, a 43-year-old
lawyer, member of the Ontario provincial legislature and a
former Cabinet Minister, was elected leader of the Ontario
Progressive Conservative Party at the organization s re-
cent convention. This is the party which ruled Ontario,
Canada's most populous province, for 42 years until it
received a setback at the polls last May.
GROSSMAN, who will lead the opposition in the On-
tario legislature, is the son of Allan Grossman who held
several Cabinet posts in earlier Conservative Administra-
tions until his retirement several years ago. Both father
and son are actively involved in Jewish community life.
Larry Grossman's election is especially significant
because the party has always been indentified in the past
with white Anglo-Saxon Protestants in Canada.
Vera Rosenne
To Speak
At Bonds Luncheon
"> 11
vww %
In Tel Aviv
TEL AVIV Several hundred
people, many of them wearing
black masks, marched from City
Hall t the South African Em-
bassy last week to protest against
apartheid. The demonstration was
organized by Abie Nathan, who
operfcfee the "Voice of Peace
raHk. ship just outside Israeli ter-,
ritorial waters.
A free job seminar will be held on Monday, Dec. 16 at the
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Palm Beach Coun-
ty Inc looted at 2250 P,Jm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite
104., Topic: How To Get The Job I Want!
For more information and advance reservation, please
contact Carol Roth-Barack, MA., Vational Guidance
Counselor, at 684-1991. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through
Mrs. Vera Rosenne, wife of
the Israel Ambassador to the
United States, will be the
guest speaker at the Interna-
tional Premiere 1985 Israel
Bond Fashion Show Lun-
cheon on December 18, at the

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Pa&e14___The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 13, 1986
Comet's Appearance Coincided With Major Jewish Events
Was Halley's Comet
The Star Of Jacob?
Halley's comet is here,
creating understandable ex-
citement. For most of us it is a
once-in-a-lifetime event. It is
accompanied by an avalanche
of books and articles dealing
with all its aspects, including
an enumeration of its past
visitations, when its ap-
pearances were deemed to be
celestial omens foretelling ma-
jor turns in the course of
human events.
Most celebrated of the
previous appearances is that of
1066, during the Battle of
Hastings as a result of which
England fell to Norman con-
auerors an appearance
depicted on the remarkable
Bayeux tapestry. Another
ominous appearance was in
1456, during the siege of
Belgrade by the Turks.
Nowhere has it been men-
tioned thus far that Halley's
comet was associated with ma-
jor events in Jewish history.
New Babylonian Discoveries
The principal reason for the
omission must be the fact that
until very recently, the only
sources for recording the
periodic appearances of com-
ets, some of which must have
been reappearances of
Halley's comet, were Euro-
pean and Chinese.
Edmond Halley, Britain's se-
cond Astronomer Royal, first
observed the comet that would
come to bear his name in 1682.
He concluded that it was the
same comet that had been seen
in Europe (by Kepler) in 1607
and (by Apian) in 1531, and
predicted that it would reap-
pear at the end of 1758. When
this did come to pass, the
periodicity of the comet (bet-
ween 75 to 80 years) was
recognized, and earlier records
of such appearances were
studied with that discovery in
Until recently, the earliest
record of this comet was in
Chinese astronomical observa-
tions. These included the ap-
pearance of a bright comet in
467 (BCE (also possibly
recorded in Greece), and again
in 240 BCE. There were
Chinese and Roman observa-
tions in the year 12 BCE.
Until earlier this year, the
return of Halleys' comet in 164
BCE was assumed on the basis
of very vague Chinese records.
But it was in April of 1985 that
three scholars re-examining
Babylonian astronomical
tablets that had been lying in
the basement of the British
Museum since their discovery
in Mesopotamia more than a
century ago, discovered that
the tablets referred several
times to the appearances of ex-
traordinary celestial bodies,
apparently comets, in the
years 164 BCE and 87 BCE -
a periodicity of 77 years!
The three (F.R. Stephenson,
K.K.C. Yau and H. Hunger)
reported their discovery in the
prestigious scientific magazine
Nature. Other scholars who
have since examined the clay
tablets from over 2,000 years
ago tend to agree that the
recording of the sightings
describe a slow moving
celestial body too slow to be
a meteor and thus probably a
Channukah in 164 BCE!
The year 164 BCE, as none
of the scholars and newsmen
preoccupied with Halley's
comet have realized, is of great
significance in Jewish history.
Indeed, we are celebrating at
this very time of
the year what had happened
It was in that very year that
the Macabbees, under the
leadership of Judah, recap-
tured Jerusalem and purified
the defiled Temple. The
rededication ceremony com-
memorated in the Festival of
Chanukah had thus taken
place just when "Halley's
Comet' was reaching the peak
of its brightness, for all, Jew
and Gentile, too see.
comet that continued a whole
Halley's Comet Jacob's
The ancient Greeks readily
admitted that the source of
their knowledge of astronomy
was Babylon; and the Babylo-
nians drew their knowledge
from the earlier civilization of
Sumer, which blossomed out
some 6,000 years ago.
Abraham, I have shown in
my most recent book "The
Wars of Gods and Men," called
himself Ibri (Hebrew) because
he had come from the
Sumerian scientific-religious
center later known as Nippur.
It was there that the calendar
we still use was first introduc-
ed, where knowledge of
astronomy was reposited. The
tales of the Hebrew Patriarchs
indeed are replete with indica-
tions of familiarity with the
The Hebrew name for
"comet" is Kokhav shavit,
"Sceptre Star." This has a
direct bearing on the biblical
tale of the seer Bil'am. When
the Israelites ended their
wanderings of the Exodus and
began the conquest of Canaan,
the Moabite king summoned
Bil'am to accurse the
Israelites. But Bil'am, realiz-
ing that the Israelite advance
was divinely ordained, blessed
them instead. He did so, he ex-
plained, because he was shown
a divine vision:
The Revolt Against Rome
The year 66 CE, is con-
sidered by astronomers to
have been another one in
which Halley's comet had
made an appearance: this is
based on at least two Chinese
observations. But 66 CE was
also the year when the Jews of
Judea launched the Great
Revolt against Rome!
Indeed, Josephus (Wars of
the Jews, Book VI) blamed the
fall of Jerusalem and the
destruction of the Temple on
the misinterpretation by the
Jews of the heavenly signs
that preceded the revolt: "a
star resembling a sword,
which stood over the city and a
Lion of Judah
Continued front Page 1
president of Women's Divi-
sion, and she is the first past
president to co-chair the Lion
of Judah event.
Currently a Jewish Federa-
tion board member, Mrs.
Engelstein has also chaired
over the years numerous
Women's Division campaign
events. A founding member of
the Bat Gurion Chapter of
Hadassah, Mrs. Engelstein has
proven to be a true leader in
the Jewish community.
Although she has lived in
Palm Beach County only a
short time, Shirley Leibow is a
board member of the Women's
Division. Having served on the
board of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Chicago and as a vice-
president of the National
Council of Jewish Women, she
is currently active in the Palm
Beach Brandeis University
Women's Committee and
previously spent 25 years as a
volunteer language therapist
for retarded children.
"With these two top-notch
leaders co-chairing the Lion of
Judah event, we can be
assured of having the most
successful affair in Women's
Division history," concluded
Carol Greenbaum.
For more information about
the 1986 Lion of Judah High
Tea, please contact Lynne
Ehrlich, Women's Division
director, at the Federation of-
fice, 832-2120.
I see it though not now,
I behold it though it is not
A star of Jacob shall course,
A sceptre of Israel shall rise.
(Number*, 24:17)
Did our forefathers deem
"Halley's Comet" their "Scep-
tre Star?" Bil'am, for sure,
recognized it as the Star of
Jacob and of the Children of
(Zecharia Sitchin, a linguist
and biblical scholar, is author
of The Twelfth Planet, The
Stairway To Heaven, and
most recently The Wars of
Gods and Men.)
Basketball Chief
Dead at 95
Funeral services were held last
week for Maurice Podoloff, the
former commissioner of the Na-
tional Basketball Association, who
died here Nov. 24 at a rest home.
He was 95 years old.
Born in Russia in 1890, Podoloff
came to the United States as a
child, later attending Yale Law
School from where he graduated
in 1915. In 1926, Podoloff, along,
with his brother and father, built
an arena here and placed a team
in the Canadian-American Hockey
He held various posts in the
Canadian-American Hockey
League, finally becoming its presi-
dent in 1936. He was later named
president of the American Hockey
League which was formed
through the merger of the Cana-
dian-American Hockey League
and the International League. He
served as president of the
American Hockey League until
The American Jewish Congress will conduct .
and I
mage sale on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. It will take
Osowski's Family Market on Military Trail, and
There will be household articles, glassware
miscellaneous merchandise in very good condition
Haifa Lodge 2969 regular meeting will be held n. e
day, Dec. 22, 9:30 a.m., at the Royal Palm Clubhiu* 5
Ave. and North Federal Hwy. Election of cSSf-Si
held. Collation: bagel, lox, cream cheese, coffee
Shalom West Palm Beach will meet on Wedn
Dec. 18, 12:30 p.m. at Congregation Anshei Sholom
observance of Jewish Book Month, Esther Samimil ^S
review "Crescent City." muels **
Correction: Bible Study class will meet at the PlnW.
(Room A) Thursday, Dec. 19, 3 p.m. bhou
Jan. 9 a day at Gulfstream Races. Contact fl
Jan. 9, luncheon/cruise aboard "The Spirit" on the Into
coastal, dancing and entertainment, transportation
gratuities included. Call Lil Schack or Esther Tochner
Chai Chapter is planning a luncheon, fashion show J
Muldoon's and card party on Jan. 15, 11:30 am to 3$
p.m. at Bernard's, Boynton Beach. There will be valuato
door prizes, including two $50 US saving bonds Doiufki
$25 Donor Credit $10. For tickets contact Beth S3
or Yetta Komroff.
Chai will hold its regular meeting on Thursday Dec 26'
in the Poinciana Room of the Challenger Country Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Glick will present "The Breast Plate of
This will include a talk, demonstration and display of ar-1
tides of great interest e.g., historical items, maps
specimens of jewelry made from minerals into gems and
much much more.
Mrs. Glick has a PhD in Geology and Mr. Glick is wefl
known for his lapidary work.
Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Henrietta Szold Chapter general membership meeting
wul be held Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m., at the Auditorium of
Lakeside Village, Lillian Rd., west of Congress Ave. in
Palm Springs.
The Lee Vassil Choral Group will do a very Special
Chanukah Program. Bring your husbands, friends and
neighbors. Refreshments will be served.
Card party on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Oriental Express.
Contact Martha Kantor for reservations.
Chai luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Ocean Beach
Hotel. Contact Edith Bergman or Emma Lederman for
ouT!kvah ChaPter meeting Monday, Dec. 16 at Anshei
Sholom, Tikvah Players wilTpresent "7 Golden Buttons," a
musical legend with song, dance and narration.
. Dec. 29: "42nd Street" at Miami Beach Theatre Perform-
ing Arts.
Jan. 12: Tikvah's 10th Anniversary celebration at the
Yovel Chapter, Chanukah meeting on Thursday, Dec. 19
at the Congregation Anshei Shalom at 1 p.m. (Boutique at
noon.) Yovel Hadassah members will put on a skit, "I
Kemember Mama," directed by Millie Rutko. The com-
munity is invited.
Royal Chapter is having their paid up membership lun-
cheon on Monday, Dec. 16 at the Wellington Country Club,
at UI p.m. For further information, call Marjorie Laks.
entertainment for the afternoon consists of musical ex-
cerpts from the upcoming operettas, performed by the
Florida Rep. Theater.
Willow Bend
Deluxe 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1385 sq. ft. living area 2
IT"?*! "** Mcnen breakfast room tile lloon
an window trims sll appliances clubhouse tennto-
Pool sauna Jacuzzi and all recreation, etc. Musi bt
een to be appreciated. Sacrifice $79,000.
CALL: 967-8541

Friday, December 13, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Singles To Discover Israel On UJA Hatikvah Mission
Jewish singles will climb the
heights of Masada, discover
the Old City of Jerusalem and
explore pioneering life in the
settlements of the moun-
tainous Galilee when they visit
Israel with the United Jewish
Appeal National Winter
Singles Mission Jan. 12-22,
Cleared for single men and
women between the ages of 24
to 40, the mission will visit
Israel on a specially planned
encounter with the country
and its people, according to
Lawrence S. Jackier of
Southfield, Michigan, chair-
man of the UJA Department
of Overseas Programs.
According to Mission co-
chairmen Marc Melamed of
Cleveland and Elly Valas of
Denver, the mission will be a
unique opportunity for par-
ticipants to broaden their
understanding of Jewish needs
and strengthen their commit-
ment to Israel and the Jewish
community while sharing an
Israel trip with other singles.
Participants will be briefed
by representatives of UJA's
beneficiary agencies the
Jewish Agency for Israel and
the American Joint Distribu-
tion Committee and will
have an opportunity to see
first-hand the social welfare
programs and facilities funded
by U J A / c o m m u n i t y
A variety of special pro-
grams will highlight the mis-
sion including meeting with a
member of the Knesset, a cor-
respondent from Israel Broad-
casting and a leading
Other highlights will include
visits to Project Renewal
neighborhoods, a "working
visit" to an army base and a
visit with new immigrants at
an Israeli absorption Center. A
special feature of the mission
will be discussions with
Israelis prominent in politics,
business and education, as well
as with single Israeli
Participants will visit
Jericho, the artists' colony of
Safed, Old Jaffa and the Dead
Sea, celebrate Shabbat at the
Western Wall and hike
through caves in the Negev.
Special interest tours of the
Knesset and Israeli industry
will also be offered.
Mission participants may ex*
tend their stay and/or stop off
in Europe before their return
to the United States. Total
cost of the basic mission
package is $1,500, including
airfare, land costs and first-
class hotels. For further infor-
mation, contact your local
Jewish federation or Geraldine
Katz at the United Jewish
A few very important reasons
for having a personal physician.
Your husband or wife.
bur children. Your family.
The most important people
your life.
Without a personal physician,
iu could be jeopardizing
eir good health, especially
)Ou nave small children.
Sometimes minor illnesses
quire the prompt attention
fa physician to avoid having
em develop into something
ajor. With a personal physi-
an, who's familiar with your
edical background, you
d your family have a better
hance of avoiding future
ealth problems altogether.
That s what maintaining good
ealth for you and your family
all about.
Now you have the oppor-
pty to get in touch with
e right doctor at absolutely
o charge.
It's the Physician Referral
enter at JFK Hospital. And it's
e quickest, most convenient
ay to find a doctor.
Whether you're new to this
ea, a long-time resident or
t visiting for a short time,
e Physician Referral Center
t JFK Hospital can find the
2ht doctor for your family.
By talking with one of our
ounselors for a few minutes
n the phone, we can put you
i touch with a doctor that's
ompauble with your families'
"articular needs. And one that's
onvenient for you. We even
"ake the appointment. All you
need to do is make the call.
It's that easy.
And what better way to nnd
a doctor for your family than
through JFK Hospital.
So ilyou don't already have
a doctor, don't wait a minute
Call the Physician Referral JFK Hospital
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Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 13, 1985
Senior News
The Jewish Community Center Comprehensive Senior Ser-
vice Center, located at 2415 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm
Beach, provides a variety of services for persons 60 years or
older, including transportation, recreation, education, hot
Kosher congregate meals and home delivered Kosher meals.
The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. These services are provided by a Federal Grant Title III
Older Americans Act awarded by Gulfstream Agency on Ag-
ing. There is no set fee for these services; however, par-
ticipants are asked to make a contribution.
The Jewish Community
Senior Service Center pro-
vides daily hot Kosher meals
served at the Center at noon.
Before lunch each day at 11:30
a.m., a variety of special pro-
grams are offered. Busses to
take person home will leave by
12:30 p.m. Reservations for
lunch and transportation must
be made in advance. Call Carol
or Lil at 689-7703 for informa-
tion and/or reservations.
Following are the programs
scheduled through Dec. 20 at
11:30 a.m. in the Kosher Meal
Thursday, Dec. 12 Jewish
Day School 6th and 7th Grade
Friday, Dec. 13 Charles
and Alice Kurland Musical
Entertainment. Special Senior
Monday, Dec. 16 Games
with Fred Bauman.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 Safety
Council of Palm Beach County
"Slips and Falls," a slide
Wednesday, Dec. 18
Helen Gold, RD Nutrition
Thursday, Dec. 19 Cur-
rent Events with Rose
Friday, Dec. 20 Dave
Hart, Psychologist. Special
Senior Shabbat Charles
Every Thursday afternoon
at 2 p.m. at the Jewish Com-
munity Center Comprehensive
Senior Service Center,
representatives from different
agencies will be "at your ser-
vice." We invite you to stop in
and communicate on a one to
one basis with our visiting
agency representatives.
Dec. 19 Health Insurance
Assistance Edie Reiter
assists persons with filling out
insurance forms and answers
Dec. 26 RSVP Retired
Senior Volunteer Program,
Muriel Barry. An opportunity
to learn about RSVP on a one
to one basis and to learn about
becoming a volunteer.
The Senior Service Center
needs the following items:
Record Player, Doctors
Balance Scale, Magazines,
Camera, Games/Cards, Books
with Large Print.
Call 689-7703 and ask for
Didi if you can fulfill our wish.
On Feb. 9, 10 and 11,
Seniors from Jewish Com-
munity Centers throughout
the Southeast United States
will gather together for fun,
entertainment, great food and
new friends. The JCC in
Maitland, Fla. (Orlando Area)
will host this great event.
More information regarding
costs, activities, transporta-
tion, etc. will be forthcoming.
Don't miss this "Great
The JCC Shopping Spree to
the new Boynton Beach Mall
- Wednesday, Dec 18 10
a.m. 3 p.m.
Transportatin fee is $4.50.
Lunch is on your own. Check
and reservation must be in by
Dec. 4.
Paddle Queen Luncheon
Cruise Wednesday, Jan. 15,
noon-5:30 p.m.
There is a fee of $21 for JCC
members and $25 for non-
members. Reservations and
checks must be in by Dec. 20.
No refunds for cancellations.
"Kismet" Luncheon and
Theater Party, Thursday, Feb.
13, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
The fee for JCC members is
$21 and $23 for non-members.
No refunds for cancellations.
Reservations and checks must
be in by Jan. 13.
Oriental Express Lunch and
Card Party, Tuesday, Feb. 25,
11:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. The fee
for lunch only is $6.75. Lunch
and transportation is $8.
Reservations must be in by
Feb. 4.
For further information
and/or reservations call Nina
Stillerman at 689-7703, Mon-
day through Thursday, 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Positive Living Joyce
Hogan, instructor. Thursdays,
1:30 D.m. Learn techniques in
positive thinking to aid you in
all aspects of everyday living.
You can do anything you wish
to improve the quality of your
life. New class begins Jan. 16.
Writers Workshop Ruth
Graham, instructor. Fridays,
2:15 p.m. A vital group of
creative people meet weekly to
express themselves in poetry
and prose. New class begins
Jan. 17.
There are no fees for the
above Palm Beach County
School Board Adult Education
classes. Participants are en-
couraged to make
Intermediate Bridge Series
Al Parsont, instructor.
Wednesdays, 1:45 p.m. Learn
the latest bridge conventions
and enjoy an afternoon of
socializing. New series (five
weeks) begins on Jan. 8. There
is a $12 fee for JCC members
and $15 for non-members.
Please call Didi at 689-7703 for
Joy Through Movement
Celia Golden, Licensed Dance
Therapist Thursday,
a.m. at the ChalSN
try Club. This JCC^,
class provides exerdJH
you down, ilBpW
posture and io *'
"ess. ^P sessions enaS
to express your feeli
various subjects Call i
964-1455 for SrtffL,
tion and/or reimtrJ^
series of 10 lesStSj]
Speakers Club Mm*
2^30 p.m. Enjoy lean^
art of public speaking
group meets every
Frances Sperber, pr
Timely Topics M0na-i
2:15 p.m. Open discussal
News and Views led U
moderator. Not a |<
Stimulating and provo
this is our eighth consecqb
year. Come and participate!
Second Tuesday Council
12:30 p.m. A great phi
group that meets the i
Tuesday each month. Sp
activities and trips are
ed. Call Sabina Gotta
chairperson at 683-0852"
further information.

where shopping is a pleasure 7days a week
Publlx Bakeries open at 8:00 A.M.
Prices Effective December 12 thru 18,1985.
Available at PubMx Stores with
Fraati Danish Bakeries Only.
Holiday Pies
Available at Publlx Stores with Fraah Danish Bakeries Only.
Apple ........................$1.89
Apple Crumb ............$1.89
Pumpkin .................. $1.89
Egg Custard ..............$149
Sweet Rotate............$1.89
Lemon Meringue.......$189
Coconut CnsUrd___$1.89
Available at Publix Stores with Fresh
Danish Bakeries Only.
Gingerbread houses arc available to be ordered now.
Display as a centerpiece for the entire holiday season.
Order Now! German Lebkucken (Honey Cake) in an
assortment of packages is available.
Holiday Bell Cookies... .ach 18*
Almond, Cinnamon,
Cream Cheese or Strawberry Filled
Croissants....................., 69*
Mini Bagelettes.......12 for 99*
Fruit Cake Ring............ t $849
Fruit Cake Ring............J?.*19>
Fruit Cake Bar..............1.2 *2"
Cookies.........................55 M29
Holiday Tree Cookies... 25*
Quantity Rights Reserved
The time for family gatherings end parties is getting into full
swing. Pick up a box of delicious, fast frozen, bake and
serve hors'd oeuvres for your gathering. Wa now have two
sizes from which to choose. (Available in Our Fresh Danish
Bakery Department Only)
50t. pkg........................................m.................$11.95
100-ct. pkg..........................................................$19.95
Available at AM Pubix Stores
and Danish Bakeries.
Deluxe Cookies............ $3"
(3-lb. box.........................................$11.50)
Party Cookie Tray........ m $998
Danish Pecan Ring.......e***"!99
Gourmet Brownies....... 5S$1"
Apple Bran Muffins ...6 m $159
Holiday Cup Cakes... 6 M*

JCC News
| The Jewish Community Center will be conducting school
ation programs for pre-schoolers through 6th grade
londay, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 3, (no program
Jednesdays Dec. 25 and Jan. 1).
(children will have an opportunity to go to the Miami
letro Zoo, ice skating, roller skating, bowling and much
ffor detailed flyer, please call 689-7700.
The Jewish Community Center has arranged for boys
L,| girls in grades 7 through 12 to enjoy a six-day trip to
bch Gardens, Circus World, Epcot Center and Disney
torld. The bus will leave Sunday, Dec. 23 and return Fn-
Ly, Dec. 27.
|The fee for the trip is $195 for members and $225 for non
CC members.
| For additional information please call Joel at 689-7700.
The Jewish Community Center presents Sally Fox Sun-
ay morning, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. at the auditorium of the
wish Community Day School, 5801 Parker Ave., West
him Beach.
1 This is Jewish Involvement Theatre, an invention of Sally
fox, who utilizes an innovative participation technique to
elp people move from apathy to action, from being
niritually Wandering Jews to taking and acting upon their
Km Jewish points of view.
1 Tickets are $3 for JCC members, $4.60 for non-members,
ating is limited. Please call the JCC, 689-7700, for addi-
tional information.
The Jewish Community Center is presenting three dif-
ferent live shows as part of its Children's Performing Arts
The first performance, entitled "Chris Carey's Fun Fac-
3- Show," will be held Sunday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. in the
itorium of the Jewish Day School. This extraordinary
nily program is filled with music, magic, fun and involve-
ent for the entire family. This family show has been
described as "an experience no one should miss!"
The next two shows will be Charles Shaw Joss Marionet-
es and Jill Jarboe, Sunday, Jan. 19 and the Asolo Touring
[heatre's "The Frog Prince" on Sunday, Feb. 23. Both
[ihows start at 2:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Day
Tickets can be purchased by mailing a check to the JCC,
415 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach 33409, and made
ut to the JCC. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped
Imvelope. Fee for the series is $10 for JCC members and
$13.50 for non-members. Individual shows are $4 each for
JCC members and $5 for non-members.
For additional information please call Harreen at
The Jewish Community Center's Men's Intramural
[Basketball League started Sunday, Dec. 8, and continues
Ion Sundays at 10 a.m. to noon until March 2. It will be held
|at the Boy's Club, Marine Dr., West Palm Beach.
?This League will be conducted with regular collegiate
[rales and certified officials. During the month of
|December, participants will play pick-up games.
League is limited to the first 32 who sign up. Call Joel,
1689-7700 for additional information.
Rabbi Morris Silverman invites all singles to a special
Service for singles at Temple B'nai Jacob in Palm Springs
at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Directions: Congress Ave. So.
| of Forest Hill Blvd.
, The Young Singles (22-38) of the Jewish Community
Center will enjoy a Chanukah Party Saturday, Dec. 14, at 9
Ipm. at the home of Jack Karako and Perry Schafler. Call
471-8356 for directions. Donation: JCC members $3, non-
I members $5.
The Young Singles of Boca invite the Young Singles of
iNorth County to a Chanukah Party at Monkami Gardens.
[Carter Road, Delray on Sunday, Dec. 15 at noon. Bring
[lunch. Meet at Sakai Pavilion. Enjoy games, etc.
t Young Singles of the Jewish Community Center are in-
&ted to Services at Temple Israel, 1901 No. Flagler Dr.,
Nest Palm Beach Friday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. Oneg to follow.
|Hostess: Barbara Basch.
. The Single Pursuits (38-58) of the Jewish Community
Center will meet Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7:15 p.m. for an even-
ling of Israeli music and Israeli dancing with Harriet Biblin
Donation: $3. Please call Cecy Zivoni at 439-0166 or Har-
|net Biblin at 848-5107 for reservatiqns and directions.
Friday, December 13, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
IDF Spokesman Says
Syrian Army Is Major Threat To Israel
Syrian army is Israel's
"number one" enemy and a
major threat to Israel today,
according to Brig. Gen.
Ephraim Lapid, chief
spokesman of the Israel
Defense Force.
Syria, Lapid asserted in an
interview, has one of the best-
equipped armies in the
Mideast, with sophisticated
Soviet arms, as well as
helicopters and missiles from
France and communication
systems from Italy.
According to Lapid, the
Syrian army has doubled its
power since 1982 and has now
more than 4,500 tanks and 600
jets and about a half million
troops. In addition, Lapid
disclosed, Syria possesses the
deadly surface-to-surface
Soviet missile SS-21 and the
Soviet-made surface-to-air
missile SA-5;
"Both missiles have an enor-
mous range and they pose,
therefore, a real threat to
Israel's population centers in
the heart of the country and to
Israeli aircraft flying far away
from the Syrian border,
Lapid said.
The IDF spokesman said,
however, that "the real ques-
tion is whether Syria and Jor-
dan will form a coalition
against Israel," because "we
(Israel) assume that Syria will
not open a war against Israel
by herself." He noted that Jor-
dan also has a meaningful
military power, with an army
well modernized with 1,000
tanks and 150 jets, all British,
American and French-made.
Lapid declined to give the
number of tanks or jets the
IDF has, but, according to
Western sources, the IDF is
estimated as having 4,000
tanks and some 500 jets, most-
ly American-made, and the
Israeli-made Merkava tanks.
Asked if Israel has "the best
army in the Mideast," Lapid
replied, "absolutely." He said
that this was proven during
the Lebanon war which Israel
launched on June 5, 1982.
"The war in Lebanon did not
reflect the IDF"s abilities in
all areas of fighting. It did
show, however, the superiority
of Israel's Air Force," Lapid
said. He noted that in air bat-
tles between Israeli and Syrian
jets, Syria lost 90 planes while
Israel did not lose a single
plane. The air force also show-
ed its ability in attacking
Syrian missile batteries in
"But I do not underestimate
the enemy," Lapid continued.
"The Syrian armed forces had
proven itself during the war
and the Syrian soldier was a
much better fighter in 1982
than in the Yom Kippur War in
1973," Lapid contended.
Lapid was in the United
States for the last two weeks
to meet with American news
organizations and members of
the media. His visit was spon-
sored by the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith.
there really is a chance that a
resolution of disapproval will
be blocked if it is introduced as
expected before Mar. 1.
"It's not a completely
spurious case and you don't
want to take any chances," a
spokesman of the American
Israel Public Affairs Commit-
tee told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.
OBSERVING that a single
Senator is all it would take to
block a resolution in the
absence of anti-filibuster
legislation, the spokesman said
"it could happen. I doubt it
will, but it could."
The Senate bill is up for con-
sideration in the Foreign Rela-
tions Committee in December
and an aide in Cranston's of-
fice said he expected it to be
pushed quickly through
Senate Unit To Consider Bill
Making It Easier To Veto Arms Sales
The Senate Foreign Relations
Committee will soon be con-
sidering a bill making it easier
for Congress to veto arms
sales like the proposed deal
with Jordan that can be ex-
pected to be taken up anew in
The bill, co-sponsored by
Sens. Alan Cranston (D.,
Calif.), Frank Lautenberg (D.,
N.J.) and eight other senators,
would prevent the use of
filibusters, now made possible
by the adoption of new pro-
cedures for defeating arms
sales in Congress. The pro-
cedures were made necessary
by a recent Supreme Court rul-
ing which effectively in-
validated the legislative veto.
UNDER THE Arms Export
Control act of 1976, the two
Houses of Congress can veto a
weapons deal by passing con-
current resolutions of disap-
proval within 30 days of formal
notification of the sale from
the President. The disapproval
resolution, which requires no
Presidential signature, is the
final word on the arms deal ac-
cording to the act.
But the Supreme Court, in
July, 1983, knocked the under-
pinnings from this legislative
veto by ruling that concurrent
resolutions were not Constitu-
tionally binding. In light of the
ruling, Congress could prevent
the Administration from car-
rying out a proposed sale only
through a joint resolution,
which is open to veto by the
With the shift to the new
system forced on Congress by
the Supreme Court, a provi-
sion of the old procedure which
barred the use of filibusters is
no longer valid. Consequently,
when the Jordan arms sale is
taken up again probably in
February a single Senator
could conceivably block an at-
tempt to defeat the proposed
deal by prolonging debate until
Congress has forfeited its
right to block the sale.
IN ORDER to assure Con-
gress the opportunity to be
heard on the issue of the Jor-
dan arms sale and future sales,
Lautenberg said of the propos-
ed Senate legislation preven-
ting filibusters on bills to
defeat weapons deals, "This
bill provides for quick con-
sideration of measures to block
arms sale."
Congress passed a joint
resolution last month preven-
ting the President from offer-
ing his proposed arms package
to Jordan before Mar. 1, unless
"direct and meaningful peace
negotiations" have begun bet-
ween Israel and Jordan. The
resolution was a compromise
endorsed by the White House
to avert what appeared to be
certain defeat of the sale by
The Administration has in-
dicated that, in spite of the
1983 Supreme Court ruling, it
intends to abide by the provi-
sions of the Arms Export Con-
trol Act requiring prior
notification of a sale.
But since the resolution
postponing the deal does not
call on the President to resub-
mit the notice he gave last Oc-
tober, the President can go
ahead with the sale on Mar. 1 if
no resolution opposing it is
passed earlier.
SEN. Christopher Dodd (D.,
Conn.) was the only legislator
to oppose the postponement
resolution on the grounds that
it failed to require President
Reagan to start the arms sale
process from the beginning, in
But in view of the
Presidents's own tacit
acknowledgement that his
arms package was headed for
certain defeat last month, and
with the unlikelihood that
"direct and meaningful
negotiations" between Jordan
and Israel will actually kick off
in time for the resisant
legislators to have a change of
heart, the question is whether
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Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 13, 1985
Community Bids Linshes Farewell
"Happiness is being involv-
ed with people," said Herman
Linshes, a 12-year resident of
Palm Beach County who has
left an indelible impression on
the quality of Jewish life here.
Having moved from Wilkes-
Barre, Pennsylvania with his
wife in 1973, Linshes became
an important campaign
volunteer for the Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Ap-
peal campaign effort, organiz-
ing the Lake Clarke Shores,
Lake Clarke Gardens and
Boundbrook areas.
Linshes' enthusiasm was
contagious, and over the years
he has recruited many com-
mitted campaigners. "It is
not so much what I do," said
Linshes, "it's getting other
people involved in what
Federation tries to do that
counts. As the area grew, I
needed help and I had to reach
out and get others involved."
Linshes' prior service as an
advisor with B'nai B'rith youth
groups and his active involve-
ment with temples and their
men's clubs provided him with
interpersonal outreach skills
which have been very
Despite a demanding life-
long career as a clothing mer-
chandiser and owner of a retail
ladies' garment business re-
quiring a seven day per week
commitment, Herman Lin-
shes, a devoted family man,
also made time to help others.
"Doing the job is important, "
Linshes insisted, "not just
talking about it."
While "retiring" in Florida,
Linshes made countless visits
to nursing and convalescent
homes, performing Shabbat
services and lending a hand to
residents on a one-to-one
Linshes also frequently
visited home-bound con-
valescents in his own
neighborhood, using his
chiropractic training and sen-
sitivity to make brighter the
days of those less fortunate
than he.
In June, 1986, Linshes and
his wife will celebrate their
62nd anniversary. In January,
however, they will be moving
back to Pennsylvania so that
Mrs. Linshes, who is recover-
ing from an illness, can be
closer to the rest of the family.
"There were times when I
wanted to contribute more
Area Deaths
George, 74, of Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
Fannie, 88, of West Palm Beach. Levitt
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
Ruth Davis, 77, of West Palm Beach, River
side Guardian Funeral Home, West Palm
Eli, of West Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinstein
Guaranteed Security Plan Chapel. West
Palm Beach.
Mildred, of Juno Beach, Riverside Guardian
Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Bernard. 78, of 2607 Dudley Drive W., West
Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
Pearl. 68, of Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels. West Palm Beach.
Doris, of Stuart, Levitt-Weinstein
Guaranteed Security Plan Chapel. West
Palm Beach.
George, 90. of West Palm. Levitt Weinstein
Guaranteed Security Plan Chapel. West
Palm Beach
Herman Linshes
money to Jewish causes, but I
didn't have it, so I started to
donate my time and found how
mutually rewarding that kind
of work can be." Linshes said.
"Like many others," he added,
"mine is simply the story of a
Jew who wanted to do right."
Mr. Linshes' departure will
create a leadership vacuum in
the three areas he organized,
and members of those com-
munities are urged to increase
their involvement and commit-
ment to the Federation/UJA
The entire Jewish communi-
ty will miss Herman Linshes'
dedication and enthusiasm,
and we wish him and his family
all the best.
Israel Sends Medical Supplies To Help Colom-
bian Disaster Victims
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel sent two-and-a-half tons of
medical supplies to the victims of the volcanic eruption in
Colombia and will send more supplies and-a medical team if
the Colombian authorities request it.
The first shipment of medical supplies from Israel was
flown by El Al to New York. The consignment was coor-
dinated by the Magen David Adorn, the Ministry of Health
and the Foreign Ministry.
It consisted of 100 large packages of bandages, oint-
ments and medication requested by the Colombian Red
Cross after inquiries were made by the Israel Embassy in
Bogota. El Al carried the shipment free of charge. It was
flown from New York to the disaster area in Colombia.
The Foreign Ministry had allocated funds to purchase ad-
ditional medicine and blankets for the survivors of the
volcanic eruption.
Wiesel Urges Jewish Dialogue With Islam And
NEW YORK (JTA) Elie Wiesel, author of widely ac-
claimed books on the Holocaust, Soviet Jewry, and
Chasidic lore, has called upon the Synagogue Council of
America (SCA) to "reach out and make overtures" to Islam
and Buddhism toward initiating a dialogue with these
"During the last 20 years we have invested so much
toward a rapprochement with Christianity that we neglect
the other religions," which are becoming increasingly in-
volved in international issues such as world peace, nuclear
disarmament and economic dislocations, he said.
State Department Officials Say Arafat State-
ment in Cairo Was 'Inadequate'
WASHINGTON (JTA) A State Department official
today described a statement issued by Palestine Liberation
Organization Chief Yasir Arafat in Cairo recently as
inadequate" because "it calls for an end to violence only
outside Israel and the occupied territories."
TheArafat statement, delivered after talks with EevD-
tian President Hosni Mubarak, condemned "all outside
operations and all forms of terrorism" while retaining a
right to fight against the Israeli occupation in all possible
way 8.
In a speech at the Council of Jewish Federations' General
Assembly meeting here, Deputy Assistant Secretary of
State for Near East and South Asian Affairs, Roscoe Sud-
darth said the Arafat declaration "is only a partial and
qualified undertaking."
"It calls for an end to violence only outside of Israel and
the occupied territories," he said. "This is inadequate, as
both we and King Hussein have pointed out."
Israel Names
Palestinian Mayor
In Nablus
In an apparent attempt to
send a peace signal to Jordan,
Zafar al-Masri, a pro-
Jordanian Palestinian, was
recently appointed mayor of
Nablus, the largest city on the
West Bank.
"I see this as a gesture to
Jordan," said Masri, the first
new Palestinian mayor in a
West Bank city since 1976.
Although Masri did not ask
Jordan for permission to ac-
cept the appointment, the
absence of objections from
Amman is widely interpreted
as an expression of tacit
Masri's appointment is seen
as part of Prime Minister
Shimon Peres' effort to in-
itiate peace talks with Jor-
dan's King Hussein.
Religious Directory
vvesi raim neacn. mailing aaaress: t>737 Okeechotao Ri,7 2"1
Palm Beach 33409. Phone 478-2922. Rabbi Howard! J ii "
Hazzan Israel Barzak. "'
West Palm Beach 33409. Phone 684-3212. Rabbi bZ Hi
Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily: 8:30 a.m Sm^I
Friday: 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. and a late service at 815 D m f nf*\
by Oneg Shabbat. Saturday: 8:30 a.m., 5p.m., Mincha foliZT
Sholoah Suedos.
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone HM
Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin, Cantor Abraham Koster. Mondavi
a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services Fridav 8k ,
Saturday 9 a.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd 1J
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser'
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services daily. Call the temole
times. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9am 5i
Mincha followed by Sholoah Suedos.
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach ^'UM
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. President h3
Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 8.a
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gard I
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl 1
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 am.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagier Dr., West Palm .
33407. Phone 833-0339. Cantor Elaine Shapiro. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m
Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth]
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg Cantorl
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday 8:15 a.m.
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: Lions Club, 700 Camelia Dr., Royal
Palm Beach. Mailing address: PO Box 104,650 Royal Palm Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.!
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Seymour Friedman. Phone 793-9122.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave West Palmi
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Rabbi Dr. Morris Silberman, Can-
tor Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday
and holidays 9 am., Monday and Thursday 9 am.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin, Cantor David Dar-
dashti. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9 am.
Abraham: 3257 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. 287-8833. Mail-
ing Address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and first Saturday of each month 10 am.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: Century Village, West Patei
Beach. Phone 689-4675. Sabbath services 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEQUESTA: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone 747-1109.
Rabbi Alfred L. Friedman. Services Friday 8 p.m.
?oE.MP^E BETH EL: 460 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce. FL
33450. Phone 461-7428.
TOMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall. 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960, mailing address:
;,' ?x 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TE^PnEJJBETH TORAH: at Wellington Elementary School,
JS222 P?ddock Dr- West Palm Beach. Mailing address: P.O. Box
17008, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Friday services 8:15 p.m.
7a,Jiieven R Wetman- Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone<
T-fi^JHf ,SRaeL: 1901 No. Flagier Dr., West Palm Beach
3407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantorial Soloist
busan Weiss. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p!m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Socijtf Hall, 4000 Washington Rd.. at Southern Boulevard. Rabh
'vFLtu u Vm,e- ,Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471 1526.

e News
Friday December 13, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Plm Beach County Page 19
Evening Forum Presents
Dr. Robert K. Alsofrom
Candle Lighting Time
j^ Dec. 13-5:10 p.m.
<^5> Dec. 20-5:13 p.m.
emplc Beth David will
a garage sale at the tem-
on Friday, Dec. 13, 8 a.m.
p.m. There will be fur-
ire, bicycles, household
Is, clothes, books and
lemple Beth El Sisterhood
Vest Palm Beach will spon-
a Holiday Chanukah
Jich including latkas and
Jesauce on Sunday, Dec. 15
|l:30 a.m.
11 a.m. the story of
nukah will be presented by
|Beth El Religious School
owed by a Chanukah
teal program by the United
jagogue and Kadima
embers and guests cordial-
nvited. Donation $5 for
hs. For further informa-
|call temple office.
peryone likes to see pro-
5 in action. Then be sure to
the members of Temple
i Torah, at the site of their
Temple, 900 Big Blue
Road, Wellington and
ess the "Raising of the
If' to cover their new sane-
ly. This will take place on
Sunday, Dec. 15, promptly at
10:30 a.m. Everyone is
welcome and if you want an
extra measure of comfort
please bring your own chairs.
The Sisterhood will hold
their opening luncheon
meeting at noon, on Monday,
Dec. 16, in the Wershaw Social
Hall at the temple.
Dr. Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi,
Professor of Comparative
Jewish Literature and Histo f
at the Hebrew University i
Jerusalem, will be the guest
speaker. She will speak on
"The Changing Role of
Women in Israel.
Dr. Ezrahi received her
undergraduate training at
both Wellesley College and the
Hebrew University and receiv-
ed her Masters and Doctoral
Degrees at Brandeis Universi-
ty. Her book, By Words Alone,
was chosen as one of three
final nominees for the Leon
Jolson award on a book on the
Holocaust in the 1981 National
Jewish Book Awards. Her ar-
ticles have been featured in
The Jerusalem Post, the En-
cyclopedia Judaica and other
well known publications.
Reservations are a must.
There is no cost to temple
members. The cost for non-
Leading Moderate West Bank
Politician Stabbed To Death
JERUSALEM (JTA) A leading West Bank
noderate politician and lawyer, Azziz Shehade, was found
^tabbed to death near his home in Ramallah recently.
Police launched an immediate search of the area. They
kere not prepared to assess immediately whether the
fcrime had been committed by Palestinian terrorists or
ether possibly he was killed because of some business
Shehade, a partner in the largest West Bank law firm,
Iras involved in major land deals and observers felt this ac-
tivity might have been the background to his murder.
I While hostile to the Hashemite government in Jordan,
phehade never aligned with extremist Palestinian opinion
ut instead consistently advocated a negotiated solution
etween Palestinians and Israelis leading to two separate
ates living in amity.
Art Objects Looted By Nazis
Can Now Be Claimed
[NEW YORK (JTA) Art objects which were con-
ated by the Nazis and are now in the custody of the
Iwtrian government can be claimed by surviving owners
T their heirs under an agreement the Committee for
Nn Claims on Austria reached with Austrian
ncellor Fred Sinowatz last January, it was announced
N by Dr. Israel Miller, president of the Committee.
He and four other officials of the Committee and the
Md Jewish Congress met this morning with Austrian
pnee Minister Dr. Franz Vranitzky to discuss the un-
mentation of the understanding.
franitzky told the delegation Saul Kagan, executive
ector of the Committee, Rabbi Alexander Schindler,
[JC vice president, Israel Singer, WJC executive director,
F Elan Steinberg, WJC-American Section executive
Irector that the Austrian government has just mtroduc-
^ legislation under which individuals will be able to file
ims for any of the art objects. This legislation, Vranitzky
?d. will also commit the Austrian governemnt to use
proceeds from unclaimed properties for the benefit ot
ttinis of Nazi persecution. ^_.
members is $4. Please call the
Temple office to make your
Also, a reminder that we
have a beautifully-fully stocked
gift shop for both your Judaica
and regular gift needs. The
gift shop will be open every
Wednesday from noon till 2
p.m. and on Sundays from 10
a.m. till 1 p.m.
Temple Israel Shabbat Ser-
vice on Friday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m..
will be the celebration of
Chanukah. Rabbi Howard
Shapiro will lead the congrega-
tion in prayers. Members of
the religious school's upper
grades will read the Chanukah
story from the book of the
26 new students from the
religious school will be con-
secrated under the Chupah
and will dedicate their Jewish
education to the freedom and
preservation of the Jewish
Prior to the service the
Sisterhood of Temple Israel
will sponsor a Chanukah din-
ner at 6 p.m. Reservations are
a must for the dinner.
Everyone is invited to at-
tend. During the service child
care will be provided.
The second in Temple
Israel's series of Jewish Paren-
ting Programs wil be held on
Sunday, Dec. 15, from 10:15
a.m.-noon. The program is
open to the community for all
parents and their pre-
schoolers. The cost of admis-
sion is a willingness to learn, a
pre-school child and one or
more parents. The subject of
this Parenting Program is
"The Magic Land of Shabbat."
Activities for the morning
include arts and crafts, music
and story telling by Betty Rob-
bins and a discussion of Shab-
bat for parents by Rabbi
Howard Shapiro. Ceceil
Tishman, director of Temple
Israel's Religious School, is co-
ordinator of this program and
many be contacted for further
Temple Judea's Annual
Chanukah Candlelighting Ser-
vice is set for Friday, Dec. 13
at 8 p.m. at St. Catherine's
Cultural Center. Rabbi Joel
Levine and Cantor Anne
Newman will officiate.
Anyone interested in atten-
ding is invited to bring a
menorah, eight Chanukah
candles, and friends and
neighbors. This will be the
seventh night of Chanukah
and the kindling of hundreds
of Menorahs will symbolize a
blaze of light and hope for
Jews everywhere who must
struggle to observe this joyous
holiday. Rabbi Levine will
deliver a special message in
support of Soviet Jewry. He is
vice-chairman of the Soviet
Jewry Task Force. Terry
Rapaport, former Board
Member of Temple Judea, is
chairperson of the Task Force.
Participating in the service
are students from Temple
Judea's kindergarten, first,
and second grade classes. The
entire religious school will pre-
sent a songfest under the
direction of Cantor Newman.
In order to enable families to
remain for the entire service,
the service will conclude at 9
p.m. followed by an oneg shab-
bat sponsored by the Temple
Sisterhood. For more informa-
tion, call the Temple office.
The Adult Eduction Com-
mittee of Temple Emanu-El of
Palm Beach, 190 North Coun-
ty Road, announces that on
Friday evening, Dec. 13, Dr.
Robert K. Alsofrom, clinical
psychologist will speak on
"The Endangered Jew In
America." He received his
PhD from Princeton Universi-
ty and has been in private
practice since 1947. He is a
Diplomate of the American
Board of Forensic Psychology
and the Board of Marital and
Sex Therapy.
In addition to his clinical
practice, Dr. Alsofrom hosts a
Sunday morning radio pro-
gram on WPBR radio, and is
co-host of a television show
called the "Second Fifty
Years," on Channel 5, also on
Sunday mornings.
Dr. Alsofrom is the founder
and emeritus chairman of
Crisis Line and the founder of
the Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Council of Palm Beach County.
He is the recipient of the many
outstanding special awards, in-
cluding the Merit Award of the
State of Florida.
Dr. Alsofrom was an
underground fighter in Israel
40 years ago, where he was a
Dr. Robert K. Alsofrom
member of the Irgun Zvai
Leumi. His many years of ex-
perience and expertise in the
field of human relations pro-
mises a most stimulating and
provocative evening. Services
begin at 8 p.m. and will be
followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
All members and friends are
invited. Please plan to join us
and share the excitement of a
most dynamic evening.
For further information,
please call Sydney Solomon,
publicity chairman.
Task Force Is Established To Investigate Boro
Park Vandalism
NEW YORK (JTA) The New York Police Depart-
ment has established a special task force to investigate the
smashing of the windows of 13 Jewish-owned or Jewish-
identified stores in Boro Park, the Jewish Community
Relations Council announced. The task force, which will
work exclusively on the case around the clock, will draw
detectives from the Bias Squad and from Brooklyn South,
where it will be headquartered.
At the same time, the JCRC announced it is offering a
$4,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and
conviction of the perpetrators of the crime. This sup-
plements the $1,000 reward posted by Assemblyman Dov
Hilkind, who represents the Boro Park district, and the
13th Street Merchants Association's President, Mendy
Hilkind said he agreed with the theory that the vandalism
may have been timed to coincide with the 47th anniversary
of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass pogrom in Ger-
many the night of November 8-9, 1938.
Former Nazi Official Arrested In Argentina
NEW YORK (JTA) Three leading Jewish organiza-
tions recently praised the apprehension in Argentina
of 71-year-old Walter Kutschmann, a former Nazi SS of-
ficer and Gestapo official, arrested near Buenos Aires on a
special extradition request from West Germany.
Kutschmann, who has been living in Argentina under the
alias of Pedro Ricardo Olmo since 1947, is reported to have
told arresting officers "The chase is over. I will not run."
Arrested by four police agents working with Interpol, the
international police identification netowrk, he is one of the
highest ranking former Nazi officials alive today.
Among the charges facing Kutschmann in West Ger-
many are that as an SS officer and Gestapo official in 1941
and 1942 he ordered the execution of 1,500 Jews in
Berezhany and Podgaisty and the killing of 20 university
professors and their families in Lvov, an area of then-
German occupied Poland, and now part of the Soviet

Dr. Thomas R. Davidoff. D.D.S.P.A.
Dr. Murray H. Casper, D.D.S.
Announce the relocation of
their office for the practice of
6910 Lake Worth Rd 967-7400
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Page 20 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 13, 1965
ZOA Conference Will Attract Large AfW md Ha88an willing to jj
Contingent Of Latin American Jewry
Jewish leaders from all parts
of the world will meet Dec. 15
at the Diplomat Hotel in
Hollywood, Florida to discuss
the problems facing those
Jews who still live in the
Latin American Jewry is ex-
pected to send the largest con-
tingent of delegates. Jewish
leaders from Argentina,
Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay and
Costa Rica plan to send many
of its most prominent citizens
to express the concerns of
Latin American Jewry.
Canada, Holland, Belgium,
Great Britain, France and Ger-
many will also be represented
by many representatives from
their dwindling Jewish com-
munities. Another large
delegation will consist of
representatives from all parts
of the United States who are
affiliated with the Zionist
Organization of America.
The ZOA, leaders of
American Zionism for the last
87 years, will have a comman-
ding presence at this world
conference. Leading the ZOA
group will be its National
President Alleck Resnick and
one of Florida's greatest
Jewish leaders, Rabbi Irving
Lehrman of Miami Beach, a
national vice president.
The Israeli delegation will be
led by an impressive array of
well-known leaders. Heading
the group from Israel will be
Ambassador Meir Rosenne:
Leon Dulzin, chairman of the
Jewish Agency; Itzhak Modai.
Minister of Finance; and
Shlomo Lahat, Mayor of Tel
Senator Paula Hawkins will
address the gala dinner on
Dec. 16; Assistant Secretary
of State, Elliott Abrams. Prof.
Steven Spiegel of the Universi-
ty of California, author of the
important non-fiction book
"The Other Arab-Israeli Con-
flict"; Abram Katz of the
World Zionist Organization:
Ivan Novick, chairman of the
ZOA; Dr. Juan Carlos
Pugliese, president of the
Argentinian Senate; and a
host of others will make
this meeting a memorable
This outstanding conference
is the work and accomplish-
ment of one of the great
Zionist leaders of our era, Jac-
ques Torczyner, president of
the World Union of General
Zionists and former president
of the ZOA.
Mr. Torczyner, who has
traveled the world in behalf of
Israel and Zionism, will be
general chairman of the con-
ference. Under his direction
the conference will focus on
vital issues affecting the
Zionist movement.
The main topics that will be
discussed are The future of
Latin American and European
Jewry, The Problems Facing
Political Parties in Israel, The
Herzlia Process and. finally.
The Preparations for the 31st
Zionist Congress.
This conference will meet
from Sunday, Dec. 15 through
Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the
Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood.
The gala dinner will be held on
Monday evening, Dec. 16. For
information and tickets con-
tact the ZOA Southeast
Region office at 800 West
Oakland Park Blvd., Ft.
Lauderdale, FL 33311.
Relations Warming
Refnsenik to Receive Exit
Visa, Lehman Told
NEW YORK Ilya Essas of
Moscow, who has waited 12 years
for permission to leave the Soviet
Union, will receive an exit visa to
go to Israel if a promise made to a
U.S. Congressman is kept, the
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry reports.
The SSSJ said it was informed
by Rep. William Lehman (D.. Fla.)
that a ranking official of the
Soviet Embassy in Washington
promised him that Essas. a
39-year-old mathematician who is
one of the leading unofficial
Jewish religious educators in the
USSR, would be granted a visa.
Essas so far has not heard from
the Soviet authorities, the SSSJ
reported. His position is similar to
that of most of the 10 families,
several of them Jewish, who were
promised visas shortly before the
Geneva summit meeting but
have still not heard from the
authorities, the SSSJ said.
Political analysts here said
that a meeting between
Premier Shimon Peres and
King Hassan of Morocco
was unlikely at this time
although the two leaders
have just stated publicly
they would be willing to
Hassan told French journalists
he would like to meet the Isareli
Premier for direct negotiations if
Peres came up with serious pro-
posals for a solution of the Middle
East conflict. Peres said here that
he would gladly visit Morocco or
anywhere else at any time if he
received an invitation from
Hassan, or that he would gladly
host Hassan in Jerusalem "to talk
HE CONFIRMED there have
been "exchanging of messages"
between himself and the Moroc-
can ruler who is the current
chairman of the Arab League.
"In my view, anyone can con-
tribute to the advancement of
peace in our region, especially
heads of state. King Hassan could
have an important contribution."
Peres said in response to Hassan's
But the analysts said that Peres
does not need Hassan's mediation
in the Deace process at present
because the main objective i
foreign policy is to reach .
sort of agreement w,thKinj!H
sein of Jordan. ^
They noted that unlike
negotiations that preceded ]
dent Anwar Sadat's t
Jerusalem in 1077 ,
Hassan played an important i
in arranging Jordanian-Is
contacts do not depend on out
Arab intervention. The U.S. is
main broker in that process
ACCORDING to S01n,|j
observers here, Hassan wants i
play a mediating role in the I
Israeli conflict for his o 1
political ends and is more jJ
terested in doing that than m
parties to the conflict are in seekl
ing his intervention. J
Nevertheless. Israel has hw|
contacts with Morocco over the!
years and, considering that J|
latter is an Arab League member-1
state, they have not been ua-1
friendly. Peres in fact met witil
Hassan five years ago when hel
was a member of the Labor op-l
position in the Knesset. His secret I
visit to Morocco at the time wjjl
subsequently leaked to the press. I
But the content of his talk witi
Hassan has never been disclosed
Morocco has become relativ
open to Israelis in recent years. It|
hosted a delegation of Kn
members to a conference then|
last year. Israelis of Moro
origin get visas to visit that coud-]
try without much difficulty.
Happy Chanukah
to the entire Jewish Community
Senator Paula Hawkins
Paw lor by the Florida Victory Commute*. Trta Republican Party ol Florida.

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