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 27, 1985
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
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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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Special Gifts Dinner Raises $2 Million
The 1986 Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County/United
Jewish Appeal/Project
Renewal campaign was
boosted with the raising of $2
million at the annual Special
Gifts Dinner, held this year at
the home of Mr. Alan and Dr.
Elizabeth Shulman on Dec.15.
The dinner, held to honor
major Federation/UJA donors
from the local community, was
highlighted by an address by
Mr. Leon Dulzin, chairman of
the Jewish Agency Executive.
Mr. Dulzin's remarks focus-
ed on the continued efforts to
absorb Ethiopian immigrants
and help them become produc-
tive members of Israeli
"The cost of this population
movement has been stagger-
ing, and the Jewish Agency
will be called upon to continue
its work in getting these peo-
ple out of absorption centers
and into their own homes near
places of employment," Dulzin
"Thanks to people like those
here this evening, and to hun-
dreds of thousands of other
diasapora Jews all over the
world, the Jewish Agency is
able to carry out its life-saving
and life-sustaining services,
strengthening Israel more
each day," Dulzin continued.
Arnold L. Lampert, general
campaign chairman, said,
"The Special Gifts Dinner was
an impressive gathering of the
most distinguished community
leaders. Since this event helps
set the tone for the entire cam-
paign effort, I am sure that we
are in for a record-breaking
(See photo display on Page 7)
The State Department said
that it will ask Iraq to ex-
tradite Mohammed Abbas if
the high-ranking Palestine
Liberation Organization
Morse Garlatrlc Center
Gala. .page 3
Project Renewal: Reflec-
tions on a Miracle...
page 3
Random Thoughts By
Muriel Levitt... page 5
Special Gifts Dinner
Photos... page 7
Jewish Family and
Children's Service
Highlighted... pages 9-11
Royal Palm Beach Special
Gifts Luncheon... page 12
Women's Division Leader-
ship orientation... Page 13
JDC Contributes $600,000
To Mexican Reconstruction
An Ethiopian immigrant family enter their new apartment in
Ma'aleh Adumin, east of Jerusalem, after leaving Mevasseret
Zion absorption center. They were welcomed by their
neighbors and accompanied by young Jewish Agency person-
nel who will spend the next two weeks guiding them on runn-
ing a home and helping them cope with any problems they
may encounter.
State Department Will Ask
Iraq For Terrorist Abbas
ficial, believed to have master-
minded the hijacking of the
Italian liner Achille Lauro, is
in the Arab country.
But State Department depu-
ty spokesman Charles Redman
said the United States has no
"confirmation" that Abbas
was in Iraq after the hijacking,
except for press reports, and
doesn't know where he is now.
In addition, Redman said
that the Iraqis "have indicated
publicly that they don't believe
Abbas is subject to extradition
under the U.S.-Iraq extradi-
tion treaty."
Secretary of State George
Shultz in Yugoslavia recently
reportedly accused Iraq of ap-
pearing to give safe haven to
Abbas, but rejected a sugges-
tion that Iraq would be again
listed by the U.S. as a country
that supports terrorism.
"People like Abbas move
from one country to another,
Redman quoted Shultz as say-
ine "We're not going to put
every country he goes to on
Continued on Pa*e 15
A group of leaders of the
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC)
visited Mexico last month to
present checks totaling
$600,000 to government and
church officials on behalf of
American Jewry, for
reconstruction of buildings
damaged during the recent
earthquakes. Heading the
delegation were Heinz Eppler,
president; Dr. Saul Cohen, ex-
ecutive vice president; and
Sylvia Hassenfeld, member of
the JDC Executive
The delegation coordinated
its efforts with the Jewish
Central Committee of Mexico,
the umbrella organization for
Jewish communities in that
country. Representatives of
the JDC had met with the Cen-
tral Committee's leaders in the
aftermath of the earthquakes
to ascertain how the American
Jewish community could best
aid Mexico during this trying
period. Schools, hospitals, and
private homes were the most
heavily damaged during the
Led by Julio Torenberg,
president of the Jewish Cen-
tral Committee of Mexico, the
group met with President
Miguel de la Madrid and
presented him with a check
from JDC for $500,000 for the
specific purpose of rebuilding a
high school that collapsed. The
school provided general educa-
tion to more than 1,800
children in two shifts.
Torenberg said the local
Jewish community sought the
help of world Jewry in order to
help the country get back on
its feet, just as the Mexican
Jewish community had promis-
ed during previous visits with
the President.
He added, "This delegation
has been able to witness that
the infrastucture that can be
offered to American tourists
was not damaged by the
disaster." The Mexican Jewish
community conducted a Kol
Nidre Appeal immediately
following the disaster and rais-
ed $1.25 million.
In presenting the donation,
Eppler said the delegation ex-
tended to the President and
the Mexican people "the sym-
pathy of the American Jewish
community and a concrete ex-
pression of their support for
the ongoing reconstruction ef-
forts in Mexico City."
Cohen underscored the im-
portance the Mexican
authorities place on education
and culture. "American
Jewry," he said, "feels it is ap-
Continued on Page 2
ADL Will Pay Legal Fees
For Soviet Protesters
The local office of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith announced that it will
pay all legal costs and provide
free legal counsel for anyone
arrested during peaceful
Soviet Jewry protests at the
Soviet Embassy here.
"This offer is effective im-
mediately, and will be extend-
ed not just to those already ar-
rested, but to those who may
be arrested at future protest*
outside the Embassy, Ed-
ward Leavy, the ADL s
Regional Director, said at a
press conference at the
regional office.
Over 130 rabbis, cantors,
ministers, Hebrew school
teachers, college students and
others have already been ar-
rested in protests at the Em-
bassy since last May, when the
Washington Board of Rabbis
began sponsoring a series of
planned arrests to dramatize
the plight of Soviet Jews.
In two separate court hear-
ings this month, 43 rabbis and
a Lutheran minister were con-
victed of violating a District of
Columbia statute that pro-
hibits demonstrations within
500 feet of an Embassy. Five
of them decided last week to
go to jail rather than accept an
offer of probation. They began
serving 15-day sentences last
Spokesmen for the
Washington Board of Rabbis
have repeatedly stressed that
the hope of those who went to
jail was to focus attention on
the persecution of Jews in the
Soviet Union and not on their
own imprisonment.
An appeal of the District
Court's refusal of bond for the
Continued on Page 17

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 27, 1985
Lion of Judah:
A Symbol of Strength and Commitment
Since 1972, the Lion of
Judah pin has served as a
catalyst for Women's Divi-
sions in many communities, in-
cluding Palm Beach County.
"We wanted to reach out
and reach up," said Norma
Kipnis-Wilson, chair of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Miami's Women's Division
campaign in 1972, the year the
$5,000 Lion of Judah category
of giving was initiated.
"We were looking for a
dynamic vehicle that would
enhance opportunities to raise
large sums of money while
simultaneously giving women
the chance to express their
commitment," Mrs. Kipnis-
Wilson added.
Mrs. Kipnis-Wilson had seen
the lion design on an invita-
tion, and along with her cam-
paign co-chair Toby Freidland,
she worked on a proposal to
present to the Federation
Board. "One of the obstacles,"
Mrs. Kipnis Wilson
remembered, "was that the
$5,000 category was a new
However, the women work-
ed diligently to convince the
board members that the Lion
of Judah pin to be received by
$5,000 donors was notper sea
reward for giving. "The Lion
of Judah was and is a symbol of
commitment that is not
bought." Mrs. Kipnis-Wilson
explained. "The pin says to
everyone, 'I have made a com-
mitment to Jewish causes and
I care about helping other
Jews.' "
"Our timing was right in
1972," Mrs. Kipnis-Wilson
pointed out. She noted that the
early 70's was an era in which
sisterhood and female solidari-
ty had a great appeal for all
Over the years the Lion of
Judah pin has become a great
communicator. "I once stood
in the Los Angeles Interna-
tional Airport and saw a
woman wearing the pin,"
recalled Mrs. Kipnis-Wilson.
"I had mine on, and we
recognized each other im-
mediately as sisters. When you
see someone wearing the Lion
of Judah, you know that the
person has made the same kind
of commitment as you."
Mrs. Kipnis-Wilson admitted
that the success and prolifera-
tion of the Lion of Judah sur-
prised her.
"What made the whole thing
so successful was that women
loved to wear the pin. We have
even had women who have
asked for pins from their
husbands for birthdays and
In Miami, the Lion of Judah
program has accounted for ap-
proximately one-half of the
funds raised by the Women's
Division since its inception.
According to Marva Perrin,
who was the Women's Division
campaign vice-president in
1982 when the Lion of Judah
was introduced into the Palm
Beach County area, the Lion
program has had an equally
significant impact here. In the
1985 campaign, $500,000,
nearly one-third of the
Women's Division total of $1.6
million, was raised through the
Lion of Judah.
"We were one of the first
cities to follow Miami," Mrs.
Perrin said. "Our board and
executive committee
unanimously accepted the con-
cept of the Lion of Judah the
first time it was presented. It
was a very important step for
Mrs. Perrin said the Palm
Beach County's inaugural Lion
of Judah event was a triumph
in large part because of the in-
itiative taken by the first Lion
of Judah co-chair, Berenice
Rogers. "The entire event,
which took place at the home
of Ruthe Eppler, was one ot
consummate distinction,"
remembered Mrs. Perrin.
One of the concerns raised
by many communities regar-
ding the Lion of Judah was the
maintenance of the $5,000
pledge on a year-to-year basis.
However, Mrs. Perrin said
that in Palm Beach County,
"we've had remarkable
maintenance. Furthermore,
when we started in 1982 there
were about 33 pins in circula-
tion. Now there are just under
Mrs. Perrin pointed out that
the Lion of Judah program has
been utilized by the National
UJA organization. "Even
women from communities
which don't have their own
Lion program can receive a
pin," she noted.
Like Mrs. Kipnis-Wilson,
Mrs. Perrin stressed the sym-
bolic significance of the pin.
"At the General Assembly, on
missions or anywhere the pin
is seen, an instant camaraderie
is established between
women," she said.
"There's a lot of respect for
the Lion." Mrs. Perrin added.
"It helps create a sense of
pride and belonging among a
very select group of women."
This year's Women's Divi-
sion Lion of Judah High Tea
Reception will be held on
Thursday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m. at
the home of Mrs. Sidney Kohl
in Palm Beach. Terrorism ex-
pert Dr. Sabi Shabtai will be
the guest speaker.
For more information regar-
ding this year's Lion of Judah
event, please contact Women's
Division director Lynne
Ehrlich at the Federation of-
fice, 832-2120.
JDC Contributes $600,000
Continued from Page 1
Eropriate that it should help
lexico in this area. The
children that will benefit from
the school reconstruction are
the leaders of the 21st cen-
tury," he added.
President de la Madrid was
deeply moved and thanked the
delegation and the Jews of the
United States for their moral
and economic support.
Later, the delegation met
with Cardinal Ernesto Cor-
ripio Ahumada, Archbishop of
Mexico, to whom they
presented $100,000 for the
purpose of providing hundreds
of homeless people with a
place to live. The project is a
joint venture between JDC
and the Catholic Relief Ser-
vices. The funds will be provid-
ed to the Fund for Community
Aid (Fondo de Ayuda a la Com-
unidad) which was founded by
the Archbishop of Mexico to
confront the acute problems
caused by the earthquakes.
On behalf of the Jewish Cen-
tral Committee of Mexico, vice
president Mauricio Menache
said the delegation's visit dur-
ing one of Mexicos's most
difficult moments points to the
brotherhood that characterizes
the relations between the
Jewish and the Catholic
"For more than 20 years,'
Menache said, "the Jewish-
Christian dialogue in Mexico
and in other countries has been
favored by a climate of mutual
respect and tolerance. This act
by American Jewry gives it
further impetus."
The participants in the good-
will mission also had the op-
portunity of meeting with
leaders of the Mexican Jewish
community. Menache spoke
about the growing in-
terdependence that exists bet-
ween the Mexican and the
American Jewish com-
munities. "Our Jewish
brothers and sisters in the
United States offered their
economic and moral support in
the best Judaic tradition.
Beyond geographical boun-
daries, we Jews are united
through historical bonds and a
deep sense of responsibility
one for another."
In the case of the Mexico Ci-
ty disaster as in previous cases
of international calamity, JDC
has replied to calls from the
Jewish community of the
United States for a coor-
dinated response by opening
its mailbox to earmarked dona-
tions, pern.itting the amount
of money received to deter-
mine the scope of the
response. To date some
$575,000 has been received for
Mexico relief and it was this
sum that the JDC leadership
turned over.
Other examples of the JDC
open mailbox were Cambodia
in 1980, Italy 1981, Lebanon
1982, Ethiopia 1984 and Col-
ombia 1985. Earmarked dona-
tions for JDC work in Ethiopia
and Colombia are still being ac-
cepted, and may be sent to the
JDC at 711 Third Avenue,
New York. NY 10017.
1986 Lion of
MoIIie Fittennan. president of the Women's Divi-
sioa of the Jewish Federation of Pain Beach Coun-
ty; Jadith Levy, national chairperson of Women's
Division for United Jewish Appeal; and Carol
Greenbaum. campaign vice-president of the
Women's Division of the Palm Beach County
Jewish Federation.
Judith Levy, Carol Greenbaum and Dorothy Kohl,
who will host this year's Lion of Judah event.
Standing with a ktubai, which signifies commit-
ment to onr community's Project Renewal effort,
are Helen Hoffman. Project Renewal chairperson
Marva Perrin, and Judith Levy.
Judith Levy, Carol Greenbaum and
Jud^h co-chairs Shirley Lei bow
1986 Lion of
and Sheila
The 1986 Lion of Judah
another first-rate affair.
Committee is planning

Friday, December 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Firsit Morse Geriatric Center Gala Is A Hit
The Poinciana Club on Palm
Beach was the scene of the
first gala event for the Joseph
L Morse Geriatric Center held
Sunday evening, Dec. 8.
More than 330 guests at-
tended the black tie affair. The
successful event was chaired
by Eleanor Fleishman with
able assistance from Sylvia
Berman, president of the
Women's Auxiliary. Also in-
volved in the planning of the
gala was Bernard Plisskin,
president of the Center's
Men's Associates.
Norma Grabler, vice presi-
dent of the Morse Geriatric
Center, presented a special
award of a sculpture of
Theodor Herzl, a founder of
the State of Israel, to Erwin
H. Blonder, founder and im-
mediate past president of the
Morse Geriatric Center and
current president of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. The award
recognized Mr. Blonder for his
work and dedication on behalf
of the Center and the Jewish
The surprise of the evening
was the announcement made
by Bennett Berman, president
of Morse Geriatric Center, in-
dicating that approval to ex-
pand the Center had been
granted by the State of
Florida. The expansion in-
cludes the addition of 160 long
term beds to the current 120
bed facility as well as develop-
ing an Adult Day Care Center
and a 20 to 30 bed acute
rehabilitation unit.
The Morse Geriatric Center
of the Jewish Home for the
Aged of Palm Beach County is
a not-for-profit, 120 skilled
nursing care facility located in
West Palm Beach.
Erwin H. Blonder, founding and immediate past president of
the Morse Geriatric Center; Sylvia Berman, president of the A bust of Theodore Herzl was presented to Erwin H. Blonder
Women's Auxiliary; Eleanor Fleischman, Gala chairperson; (left) by Norma Grabler, vice president of the Morse Geriatric
and Bennet Berman, president of the Morse Geriatric Center. Center, and Bennet Berman, president of the Center. The
award recognized Blonder, who is presently the president of
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^ k M ___ and dedication on behalf of the Center.
Marilyn Opas, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin H. Blonder, and Mr. and
Mrs. H. Irwin Levy.
Reflections On A Miracle
Sylvia Berman, president of the Women's Auxiliary; Bennet
Berman, president of the Morse Geriatric Center; and Ber-
nard Pliskin, president of the Men's Associates.
Israeli Will Not Play In South Africa
In the Nov. 29 issue of The
Jewish Floridian, the dedica-
tion of the Jeanne and Irwin
Levy Day Care Center in
Giora, Israel, was depicted in
pictures. The following
report from Elizabeth
Homans, Palm Beach
County's community
representative in Hod
HaSharon, describes the
event in words.
Most of us today in our hur-
ried world of business, school,
family, and community ac-
tivities do not have the time to
stop and share in a modern day
miracle that will help to
change the lives of many peo-
ple for years to come.
On the sunny afternoon of
October 16, 1985, I had such
an opportunity along with the
residents of Giora, one of the
Project Renewal
neighborhoods in Hod
HaSharon, Israel. We joined
together with Project Renewal
staff, representatives from the
Jewish Agency, officials of
Hod HaSharon, and many
visitors from near and far, to
share a miracle the open-
ing of the Jeanne and Irwin
Levy Day Care Center in
Giora. It is because of the
generosity, caring and com-
mitment of the Levys that the
Center will help to change and
mold the lives of many children
ranging from infancy to age
The afternoon was special
not only because of the facility
that was opened, but also
because of the fact that family
and friends of Jeanne, and Ir-
win came from near and far to
share their simcha.
Indeed it was a "family af-
fair" ... Irwin's brothers and
their wives, and Jeanne's
mother and brothers and their
wives, planted the trees that
were given in the name of the
Jewish Community Day School
of Palm Beach County.
The Mezzuzah was
presented by Leah and Philip
Siskin with the blessings made
by Rabbi Lee Diamond of the
Alexander Muss High School
in Israel. Presentations were
made by Mayor Shimoni on
behalf of Hod HaSharon, by
the Giora neighborhood com-
mittee on behalf of all the
residents, and by the little
children themselves in an ef-
fort to show Jeanne and Irwin
just how special they are.
Entertainment was provided
by youngsters from the
neighborhood sharing their
special talents on the flute and
accordion. The children and
staff greeted the Levys dress-
ed in Jeanne and Irwin Levy
Day Care Center T-shirts, pro-
vided by close friends and
Greetings arrived from
throughout Israel as well as
from the communities in South
Broward and Palm Beach. The
presence of close friends not
able to be present for the
ceremony could be felt through
their wishes and beautiful
flowers seen everywhere.
A special poem emphasized
the fact that through the
generosity of Jeanne and Ir-
win "windows have been open-
ed" to the future for the
children who will be cared for
in the Center. Certainly the at-
tention to details by Ziona
Kemelman, Project Manager,
and Rafi Amchai and Alan
Pakes of the Jewish Agency
staff, insured the opening and
functioning of the Center.
The Center staff, under the
direction of" Ronit, worked
diligently to make sure the ac-
tivities were complete. The
neighborhood committee,
parents and residents
throughout Hod HaSharon
shared the afternoon and
prepared the delicious
homemade sweets and
delicacies served. The ac-
tivities continued on into the
evening with a lovely dinner
celebration with the Levy
family and friends at the
Sheraton Hotel in Tel Aviv.
What a nice, warm feeling to
know that the day of simcha
for Jeanne and Irwin Levy is
for the children of Giora today
and all the days to follow, the
day of a miracle ... the open-
ing of a door that leads to the
opportunity to learn, to pro-
gress, and to live a better life
in the years to come.
The reflections of this
miracle from a sunny after-
noon in October will remain
forever in the hearts of those
of us who had the opportunity
to stop for a moment, and
share a special time with two
very wonderful people, Jeanne
and Irwin Levy.
(JTA) Israeli violinist Lydia
Mordkovitch of Israel has pro-
vided the United Nations
Special Committee Against
Apartheid with a written
pledge not to perform in South
Africa until apartheid is
"I have been made aware of
the fact that the Norwegian
Council for Southern Africa
has reported me to the United
Nations Centre Against Apar-
theid's register of enter-
tainers, actors and others who
have performed in South
Africa, said Mordkovitch in a
letter to the UN committee.
"Since I in no manner wish
my visit to South Africa to be
seen as support to the apar-
theid state, I would like to
hereby regret my appearances
in South Africa in February,
1982. Moreover, I have no
desire to return to South
Africa as long as apartheid ex-
ists in that country."

Federation Mini-Mission Tour
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
I Registration: 8:15 am at CtubhouM
I But will depart at 8:30 a.m.
Raglatratlon: 8:15 a.m. at Clubhouse
I Bus will depart at 8:30 a.m.
Bus Stops Include:
Jewish Community Day School
Jewish Community Cantor
Jawlsh Family and Children's
Joseph L. Morsa Geriatric
For more information call the Federation office 737-0746.

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday,
27. 1985
Mixed Signals
The last few months have
not been easy ones for Presi-
dent Hosni Mubarak and his
government. The Jordanian-
PLO initiative brokered by
Cairo has gone nowhere.
The Achille Lauro hijacking,
and particularly its aftermath,
harmed relations with
Washington. And, to add in-
sult to injury, Mubarak was
widely critized abroad for the
Egyptian attempt to free the
hijacked Egyptair passengers
in Malta. More than 60 people
died in the rescue attempt.
A recent editorial in Al
Akram (Nov. 29) reflects the
prevalent Egyptian view that
Cairo is damned when it does
and when it doesn't. It asserts
that the "very people" who
have accused Cairo of
mishandling the airliner rescue
"would have criticized Egypt
and accused it of feebleness
had it not" stormed the plane.
The Malta tragedy only
underscored Egypt's dilemma.
Egypt is the leading Arab na-
tion, the historic keeper of the
pan-Arab flame. Yet, it is the
only Arab country at peace
with Israel and one of the few
with good ties to Washington.
As a nation it is on a tight
rope. It alternates its bows
toward the United States and
Israel with ones toward the
PLO and the Arab rejec-
tionists. Not surprisingly, the
foreign policy pronouncements
that come out of Cairo are
somewhat schizoid.
The latest from Mubarak
was typical. In an interview
with the Washington Post
(Dec. 9), Mubarak praised
Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
He said that the Israeli leader
had demonstrated "very good
flexibility" in his handling of
the Lebanon withdrawal and
living conditions for West
Bank Arabs. "He is doing his
best really." be said. He added
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that the only thing now block-
ing a meeting with Peres is the
Taba border dispute.
Mubarak also said that his
relations with Washington are
now good. He said that the
United States and Egypt are
cooperating in the anti-
terrorism effort.
In the same interview,
however, the Egyptian presi-
dent emphatically backed
Yasir Arafat and the PLO.
"The PLO," he said, "is the
sole representative of the
Palestinians, whether we like
it or not." He said that "trying
to solve the (Arab-Israeli) pro-
blem and trying to ignore
the PLO will never lead to
peace." He said that he had
not "put any pressure" on
Arafat to accept United Na-
tions Resolutions 242 and 338.
Mubarak also pushed an in-
ternational peace conference
as the best forum for achieving
a solution, overlooking the fact
that it was direct Egyptian-
Israeli negotiations that pro-
duced the Camp David peace
Mubarak clearly expects the
American government to
understand that be is in a bind
that he can't stray too f%
from the Arab consensus. To a
degree, Washington does
understand that. Anyone who
has read the history of the
Middle East knows that Hosni
Mubarak demonstrates
courage just by maintaining
peace with Israel. Still,
Americans have the right to
expect more. The Camp David
treaty was meant to be the
start of a dynamic process
which would involve Jordan,
Palestinian Arabs, and,
ultimately, the rest of the Arab
world. Unfortunately, the pro-
cess seems stagnant.
Mubarak's continued backing
of Arafat and the PLO is a
significant part of the
Western Europeans have
been at the vanguard of those
who critize Israel for its
minuscule trade relationship
with South Africa. According-
ly, it will be interesting to
watch how they and their
imitators in the United States
handle the latest statistics
on South Africa's coal exports.
According to the Reuters
news service, it turns out that
Common Market countries
continue "to buy more than
half of South Africa's coal ex-
ports. Led by Italy and
France, the Europeans im-
ported 19.6 million tons of
South African coal lastyear at
a cost of $800 million. This was
52 percent of Pretoria's 1984
coal exports.
Equally interesting is the
reason why some of the Euro-
pean states prefer South
African coal over other
varieties. A report issued by
an agency of the Common
Market's parliament says that
Ben-Elissar Feels Little
Optimism for Relations
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
Ambassador Eliahu Ben-
Elissar, Israel's first
diplomatic representative to
Egypt, predicted that the
Iraqi government's offer to
sponsor the PLO's
establishment of a military
training facility there will
only lead to more violence in
the Middle East.
Ben-Elissar was in Miami
recently to address the Jewish Na-
tional Fund's Annual Banquet at
the Konover Hotel.
"Whoever opens the door to the
PLO is working against peace in
the Middle East," Ben-Elissar
said in an exclusive interview with
the Jewish Floridian. "If Iraq
decides to shelter the PLO, more
violence will ultimately result."
"And Iraq will suffer," he add-
ed, ominously.
DESPITE THE downturn in
relations with Iraq and negligible
progress with the Mubarak
government, Ben-Elissar believes
that peace between Egypt and
Israel will continue to exist. "It is
a necessity that the members of
both parties, Egyptians and
Israelis, understand that improv-
ing relations with Israel is a step
forward toward peace. The Egyp-
tians haven't fully understood it
Another disturbing factor in the
Middle East equation is the PLO's
increasing influence in Egypt. Ac-
cording to Ben-Elissar, Egypt has
Continaed on Page 12
South African coal profits
from "extremely favorable
conditions of both exploitation
and transport.. ." It cites the
"impact of the wage structure,
the social security policy, and
security standards" in the coal
mines. In other words, apar-
theid's substandard conditions
for (mostly Mack) miners helps
give South African coal the
competitive edge.
It is worth noting that
Israeli imports of Pretoria's
coal equal roughly 8 percent of
the Common Market total and
that Israel is finding new sup
pliers. This should blunt some
of the attacks made by critics
of Israeli trade with South
Africa. But it probably won't.
That is because the motivation
of many critics is slandering
Israel, not ending apartheid.
(Near East Report)
Shultz On PLO
Secretary of State George Shultz has offered an excellent ex-
planation as to why the United States will not negotiate with the
PLO. Speaking in London on Dec. 10, Shultz forthrightly
acknowledged differences "with some of our European friends
over the role of the PLO."
He said that the United States does not so much exclude the
PLO from the negotiating process as "the PLO excludes
itself. .." He said that he has yet to see evidence that the PLO
has become "a more moderate organization." He sats that it has
neither renounced "armed struggle" nor accepted United Na-
tions Resolutions 242 and 338.
Until it does, the United States does not view the PLO as "en-
titled to any payment in advance ..." in the form of a place at
the negotiating table. Shultz also backed Israel's refusal to deal
with terrorists. "A country," he said, "cannot be expected to
make concessions to those who resort to terrorism and who treat
negotiation as only a way station on the road to its ultimate
Shultz criticized those who argue that the "slowness of the
peace process is a source of radicalism" because "it builds
frustration." He pointed out that violence comes from "the
enemies of peace" from the very people "who would be angry
if the peace process were making progress." He said that these
"extremists must be resisted, not appeased. They must be
shown that military options don't exist, that blackmail and
pressures will get nowhere and that negotiation is the only
possible hope ..."
The Shultz speech is evidence of Washington's growing
resistance to appeasing terrorists and their apologists. It can on-
ly be hoped that the Secretary's audience in Europe and
around the world will take his words to heart.
(Near East Report)
Jewish Federation/UJA
Calendar of Events
Federation Shabbat at local synagogues
Lion of Judah
Village Royale on the Green (featuring Dora Roth)
Ponciana Golf & Racquet Club Cocktail Reception
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at the Reef
Major Gifts Dinner at the Breakers with Sen. Joe Biden
Fountains Cocktail/Buffet
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at Palm Beach Towers
Fountains Golf Tournament
Hunters Run Pacesetters
Royal Palm Cocktail/Buffet
January 3
January 9
January 12
January 12
January 15
January 16
January 16
January 23
January 26
January 30
January 30
February 2
February 9
February 12
Wellington Dinner
. Indian Spring Dinner/Dance
Women's Division Pacesetters Event
Plm Beach Division Cocktail Reception
at Beachpointe/Stratford/2600 February 13
Governor's Club Brunch February 16
Community Dinner Dance February 22
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at the Mayfair House February 25


Friday, December 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Random Thoughts
Rep. Eleanor Weinstock
Shari Brenner
Barbara K. Sommers
Weinstock to Address B&P Women
Ellen Rampell, Women's
Division vice-president for
Business and Professional
Women, and Roxanne Ax-
elrod, chairperson of Program-
ming for B&P Women, have
appointed Shari Brenner and
Barbara Sommers to co-chair
this year's second B&P event,
scheduled for Wednesday, Jan.
8 at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Palm
Florida State Represenative
Eleanor Weinstock will be
special guest speaker.
"In what should be a com-
pelling and informative
presentation, Mrs. Weinstock
will discuss the skills and
strategies with which she has
become a political leader," said
Shari Brenner.
"Business and professional
women engage in 'political' ac-
tivity all the time," added Bar-
bara Sommers, "and Mrs.
Weinstock will be able to share
her insights regarding how
women can achieve success in
a political sphere."
In addition to serving as a
State Representative from
District 79, Mrs. Weinstock
has served as past president of
the State's League of Women
Voters, as a member of the
Florida Commission on the
Status of Women, and on the
Florida Fuel Allocation and
Conservation Council.
This fall, Mrs. Weinstock an-
nounced her candidacy for the
State Senate.
Co-chair Brenner, currently
active in the Leadership
Development program of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, is also active in
National Council of Jewish
Women and is a congregant at
Temple Israel.
Barbara Sommers, who
graduated from the Federa-
tion's Leadership Develop-
ment program in 1983, has
been very involved in the
Business and Professional
Women's group since its
Reservations for this
Business and Professional
Women's event should be
made by Thursday, January 2,
by calling Faye Stoller, assis-
tant director of Women's Divi-
sion, at the Federation office,
AJCongress Urges
Ratification Of
Genocide Convention
At last the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee has
voted to send the Genocide
Convention to the Senate for
Radio/TV/ film
MOSAIC Sunday, Dec. 29, 9 a.m. WPTV Chnnel
5 with host Barbara Gordon Dr. Joyce Brothers will be
this week's guest.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Dec. 29, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Dec. 29, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX TV-29) with host Richard Pentz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Jan. 2, 1986,
1:15 p.m. WLIZ 1340-AM A summary of news and
commentary on contemporary issues.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
December 27
Free Sons of Israel noon
December 29
Congregation Anshei Sholom Men's Club Seagull Hotel
through Jan 2
December 30
B'nai B'rith No. 2939 New Year Trip
December 31
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village 10 a.m.
January 1
New Year's Day
Hadassah Yovel weekend
January 2 ,
National Council of Jewish Women Okeechobee board
10 a.m. Temple Beth Zion Sisterhood board B nai
B'rith No. 2939 board -1 p.m. B'nai B'rith Palm Beach
Council 7:30 p.m. National Council of Jewish Women-
Evening board 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Golda Meir board
10 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women Ohav fundraiser noon
Pioneer Women Theodore Herzl 1 p.m.
For information on the above meetings, call the Jewish
Federation office, 832-2120
ratification after approving
two reservations that would
limit the World Court jurisdic-
tion in cases involving the
United States and preclude
any U.S. obligation to enact
legislation contrary to the
The Convention on Genocide
was originally drafted 36 years
ago as a response to the mass
murder of six million Jews and
seven million other ethnic
groups by the Nazis. The con-
vention formally defined
genocide as the intentional
destruction of any national,
racial, ethnic or religious
group and made mass killing
an international crime. On
December 9, 1948, the U.N.
General Assembly unanimous-
ly approved it. Since then,
over 90 countries, including
Britain, France, West Ger-
many and the Soviet Union,
have approved it.
Given the United States'
repeated protests against
gross violations of human
rights, it has been a great em-
barrassment that ratification
of the treaty has failed thus
far. It has been approved by
the American Bar Association
and every president (since
Truman) except Eisenhower.
On Oct. 16 at the ground-
breaking ceremony for the
Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Senate Majority Leader
Robert Dole (R-KS) publicly
pledged that the convention
will be ratified before the close
of the current session of Con-
gress. Later the same dav,
President Reagan strongly
urged the Senate to give its ad-
vice and consent to ratification
this year.
The American Jewish Con-
gress urges all readers to sup-
port ratification of the
Genocide Convention and en-
courage their congressional
leaders to do the same.
And now let me tell you
about my grandmother. She
was a very special lady, my
grandma. Short, round, with
laughing azure eyes set in a
beautifully complexioned face,
plus a frothy topping of curly
white hair. Her outgoing per-
sonality beamed love in every
Unbelievable as it seems,
grandma was betrothed to
grandpa at the age of fourteen
(he was eighteen), and she saw
him for the first time when the
shadchen made the match. The
next time they met was under
the chupah when she was fif-
teen. This sounds shocking to-
day but it was not at all
unusual in nineteenth century
Europe. However, I must ad-
mit that a more unlikely couple
were never mated. He was a
penurious introvert, while she
was a generous party girl who
loved the good life in par-
ticular and all people in
general. Yet despite these
vivid differences, together
they begat ten children, two of
whom survive today.
The grandchildren wanted to
converse with Grandma in Yid-
dish but she never would. She
would only speak "American"
and she butchered the English
language in her own
marvelous style.
If you were firm and ada-
mant on any subject, grandma
would caution, "Don't be stub-
by!" She was very fond of Ar-
thur Godfrey and Joe Di Mag-
gio (don't ask me why since
she knew little about television
and even less about baseball)
and she referred to them as
Arty Gottlied and Joe Di
Magical. To impress you with
the verity of any story she
told, she would state, "Da true
is da true!"
Grandma was awed by
higher education and par-
ticularly by my husband's pro-
fession which she did not
understand at all. Yet she told
her friends proudly "Mine
ainekle is marrying a chemiseh
nisht a pharmiseh but a
chemiseh." I was a columnist
to everyone in the family, but
to grandma I was the "paper
She loved celebrations and if
you left on a trip, chances are
that grandma would say good-
bye with a "welfare party" in
your honor.
When meeting a stranger,
she would flash that disarming
smile and say, "Mine name is
Rachel Richman, but you may
call me Rae." She was really
She never knew from beauty
salons and I was fully grown
before I realized that her
silvery hair received a weekly
application of laundry bluing in
the rinse water. She was vain
about her person and we loved
her for it.
Money was scarce but she
made kitchen magic on a
minimal allowance. To put it
bluntly, her life with grandpa
was no bed of roses. Such
dissimilar personalities
created many problems, but
they remained together,
disagreeing all the way. When
society became more liberal
and after some sixty years of
marriage, she astounded us by
admitting that she was con-
templating divorce. Her
reason was, "He's not mine
type!" Needless to say,
nothing ever came of it.
Eventually it became ob-
vious that she was failing but
to us she seemed ageless and
indestructible. At the age of 88
she left us after having been
married an incredible 73
years. On the day she died she
had baked challah and made
gefilte fish. Her delicacies
were eaten during the shiva
period and we wept collective-
ly knowing these would be her
last culinary masterpieces.
And grandpa? Well, he was
93 when she went and he sur-
vived her by four more years.
Up until his last day he attend-
ed shul regularly and still
worked as a custom tailor. He
insisted on living alone and we
visited him often. Although
their life together was tur-
bulent, I am certain that her
presence was missed.
My grandmother left us a
legacy of love, laughter and
kindness. We think and speak
of her contantly which surely
means that her life was well
spent, and I know with certain-
ty that the things she said and
did will long be remembered
by everyone who knew and lov-
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'A Promise for the Future'
Endowment Director
1985 has been appropriately
designated Endowment
Achievement Year by the
Council of Jewish Federations.
Now that the one billion
dollar achievement has oc-
cured where do we go from
here? In the scheme of Federa-
tion financial development.
Endowment programs have
been the new kid on the block.
It hasn't been until quite
recently that Endowment
Funds have been seen in many
Federations as a key partner
in the development of total
Federation financial
resources. Over the past two
to three years, Endowment
Funds have escalated to such a
point in asset value that we
can now report an accurate
holding of more than 1.1 billion
dollars in Federations. Federa-
tion Endowments now rival
those of major American
universities which have been
developing Endowment Funds
for decades longer than Jewish
New funds raised in the last
reporting year exceeded 330
million dollars. Grants of near-
ly 130 million were over-
whelmingly made to Federa-
tions, their agencies or
beneficiaries. Endowment
Funds have become an impor-
tant component of contribu-
tions made by donors to
Federation annual campaign.
We have seen the growth of
Endowment Funds exceed 30
percent over the immediately
prior year. With the proposed
changes in the tax laws affec-
ting charitable giving, there is
reason to believe that Endow-
ment Fund increases may ex-
tend beyond 40 percent in
1985'86. We may well be look-
ing at 1.5 billion dollars in
assets within two years and
two billion dollars by the end
of the 80's. By the same token
we will soon see grants made
from Endowment Funds ex-
ceed 200 million dollars a year,
most of which will continue to
go to the Federation, its agen-
cies and beneficiaries.
There continue to be more
Federations beginning new
Endowment programs, and
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions continues to provide
start-up services to many com-
munities who seek to broaden
their financial resource base.
Federation Endowment pro-
fessionals comprise the fastest
growing field in Federations,
and more than 75 Endowment
directors attended the 7th An-
nual Endowment Professional
Seminar in Washington at the
General Assembly. As new
communities grow in En-
dowments and as existing
communities continue to build
on the successes they have
realized in recent years, En-
dowment development will
continue to prove to be a most
important component of the
financial future of Jewish
This year, for the first time,
communities have nominated
individuals to receive an "En-
dowment Achievement
Award" recognizing those who
have provided special leader-
ship to the Endowment pro-
gram. Coordinated through
the CJF Endowment Develop-
The Endowment Fund Of The
Jewish Federation Of Palm Beach County
ment Program, these awards
tend to honor those special in-
dividuals who have been in the
forefront id the development
of Endowment Programs in
Thus far our weekly column
has attempted to create a
sense of what our Endowment
Fund intends to achieve and
how it hopes to reach those
goals. One of our major themes
has been that an Endowment
gift turns time into an asset
and creates a gift that en-
dures. One of my colleagues,
Peter Fleischmann, Founda-
tion director for Jewish
Philanthropies in Buffalo, New
York has coined the phrase
"there's nothing with en-
durance like gifts of life
Gifts of life insurance hold
tremendous potential for
building a community's En-
dowment Funds and can be
one of the most potent planned
giving techniques we can offer
to our donors. The insurance
industry is in the midst of the
financial services revolution
and is brimming with new pro-
grams such as "vanishing
premiums, and premium off
sets" and other policies like
"universal life, adjustable life
and variable fife which are
more easily paid for based on
new earning assumptions.
With a little bit of imagination
and the right leadership you
can help our Endowment pro-
gram tap into this fertile
market place.
From speaking with Peter, I
know that the Foundation for
Jewish Philanthropies in Buf-
falo has organized a group of
20 life insurance agents to
solicit charitable gifts of life in-
surance. Over the past 18 mon-
ths the Foundation's Life In-
surance Task Force has
secured 35 policies with a com-
bined face value of over one
million dollars in benefits.
Donors are contributing an
average of $1,000 per year for
premiums on policies with an
average face value of over
$30,000. In each case, these
contributions are in addition to
their normal annual campaign
commitment. These results
have been achieved by the
creative use of Philanthropic
Funds as a source of premium
dollars and clear operating
guidelines for participating
The power of this Endow-
ment giving is best ex-
emplified by the generous con-
tributions of one Buffalo fami-
ly, life-long community leaders
and benefactors. In 1983, the
family transferred the assets of
the then private family founda-
tion to Foundation for Jewish
Philanthropies for administra-
tion as a Philanthropic Fund.
The primary beneficiary of the
fund is the Buffalo Jewish
Federation Campaign. Family
members wanted their funds
to have sufficient capital
assets to sustain it as a perma-
nent Endowment in order to
perpetuate their charitable
giving after their deaths.
The family's insurance
agent, who was an active
Foundation Task Force
member, suggested to the
Family that they insure their
lives to guarantee the grants-
making capacity of their fund.
They agreed to recommend ap-
proximately $5,000 per year
out of their Philanthropic
Fund to a special Insurance
Endowment Fund created by
the Foundation. The Founda-
tion thereafter elected to pay
the premiums on policies it
owned on the lives of two
senior family members which
were applied for by them and
assigned to the Foundation as
owner and beneficiary. Addi-
tional gifts to their Philan-
thropic Fund which thereafter
led to similar recommenda-
tions were also tax deductible
as contributions to the Federa-
tion. The death benefits from
the policy will flow to the
Foundation and will assure the
continuity of the family's
charitable commitments for
the benefit of future
In Buffalo a prominent local
attorney served as chairman of
the Task Force. He was able to
convene and organize a group
of highly competent insurance
professionals to promote the
concept of charitable giving
through life insurance. Im-
mediately upon his appoint-
ment as chairman, he ir-
revocably assigned ownership
of a life insurance policy to the
Foundation. He maintains it
through special annual gifts to
his Philanthropic Fund.
In addition to leading by ex-
ample, the chairman establish-
ed following groundrules for
the Task Force: First, the
Foundation encourages gifts
of existing policies as well as
the purchase of new insurance.
Second, the Foundation does
not supply agents with lists of
prospects or introductions to
donors. Third, agents are ask-
ed to develop leads from
among their own clients.
Fourth, it is recommended
that Foundation Trustees or
other lay leaders accompany
agents on solicitations. Fifth,
the Foundation supports
agents with training sessions,
promotional material and in-
formation on community needs
and Endowment
This program has worked
well because the donors are
dealing with the insurance
agents of their choice, Founda-
tion leaders are carrying the
message of the Endowment
program and the agents are
writing the business. Given
this structure, everyone,
especially the Jewish Com-
munity, benefits.
As we approach the end of
the year, tins is one more En-
dowment vehicle which is
available for your considera-
tion. I would be only too happy
to entertain your questions or
go into this part of our Endow-
ment program in greater
depth. I can be reached at
The Endowment Fund pro-
gram extends its best wishes
to the entire community for a
happy, healthy, and pro-
sperous 1986.
Netanya Chapter will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 7, l p m .,
the American Savings Bank, West Gate. Shoshana Flexner
will entertain. Refreshments will be served.
Century Lodge No. 2939 is sponsoring a gala Ne
Year's Weekend at Harder Hall, Sebrine, Fla. on Dec 29
to Jan. 1. This event will include a special New Year's Eve
Party, unlimited golfing and tennis, gourmet breakfasts
and superb dinners, and a welcome cocktail party. por
reservations call Bernard Friesler, Victor Duke Louii
Greenstein, West Palm Beach.
Ohav Chapter, "Gift of Love" luncheon in honor of B'nai
B'rith Children Home in Israel will be held on Jan. 6 12
p.m., at the Sheraton Inn, Palm Lakes Blvd. Honoree: Mar
jorie Crick, Palm Beach County Educator for Special
Children. Entertainment by the fabulous "Lynette TodoI"
of New York. *"
Olam Chapter will have their regular meeting on Jan. 8
at noon, at Poinciana Clubhouse in the Challenger Room.
Mr. Sidney Klein, past president of B'nai B'rith Lucerne
Lakes Lodge will speak on "The Safety and Defense of
Israel." Husbands and friends are invited. Refreshments
will be served.
Lake Worth Chapter, in conjunction with three other
chapters, is sponsoring their annual University on Wheels
at Florida Atlantic University Auditorium-Glades Road
Jan. 6 at 9:30 a.m. Professors Jacob Cohen and Sheila
Reinhart will be the speakers. Come join us for a day Back
to College. Cost: $10 per person. Contact Ann Fleishman
for details. 3492 Stanton Dr., Lake Worth, FL 33467.
Tikvah Chapter is sponsoring "42nd Street" on Dec. 29
at the Miami Beach Theatre of Performing Arts.
Yovel West Palm Beach Chapter will hold a matinee
theatre party at the Miami Beach Theatre of the Perform-
ing Arts on Sunday, Jan. 5. "42nd Street" will be
presented. One price includes transportation and
Our regular meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 2 at
9:30 a.m., at the Golden Lakes Temple.
Our guest speaker will be Mr. Jerry Melman, executive
director of the Jewish Community Center.
Refreshments will be served.
For information please call Ed Lefkowitz.
Okeechobee Section meeing will be held on Thurs-
day.Jan. 16, 12:30 p.m. at the American Savings Bank,
Westgate. The guest speaker will be Linda Osmundsen,
director Domestic Abuse Shelter.
Coming events in 1986:
Jan. 14-15 EPCOT. For information call Ruth Straus,
Somerset 1-173.
Jan. 23 Musical "Baby." For information call Etta
Levine, Hastings 1-145.
Feb. 12 "Brigadoon," Royal Palm Dinner Theater. For
information call Ruth Straus, Somerset 1-173.
March 27 ANS Luncheon and Card Party at Kristines.
For information call Ruth Gottdiener, Chatham S-373.
April 16 Intracoastal Cruise-Luncheon. For informa-
tion call Ruth Straus, Somerset 1-173.
Theodore Herzl Club will hold their, regular meeting on
Jan. 5,1 p.m. at the Lake Worth Shuffleboard Courts, 1121
Lucerne Ave. There will be entertainment and
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Special Gifts Dinner I .
1 Chanukah
Mr. Murray H. Goodman and Mr. Alan L. Shulman.
Mrs. Eileen Nickman, Mrs. Helen Schneider, Mr. Heinz Ep-
pler, president of the Joint Distribution Committee; Mrs.
Ruthe Eppler, and Mr. Myron J. Nickman.
Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Edelstein and Mr. Leon Dulzin, chair-
man of the Jewish Agency Executive.
Mr. H. Irwin Levy, Mr. Irving Schneider, Mr. Leonard Davis,
Mr. Erwin H. Blonder, president of Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County; Mr. Arnold L. Lampert, General Cam-
paign chairman; and Mr. Benjamin S. Hornstein.
Mr. Alan L. Shulman, Mrs. Paul Sperry Ames, Mr. David
Berger, and Dr. Elizabeth S. Shulman.
Mrs. Helen Hauben and Mr. Alan L. Shulman.
Mr. H. Irwin Levy, Mr. Irving Schneider, Mr. Leon Dulzin
"d Mr. Heinz Eppl
Mrs Carol Greenbaum, Women's Division Campaign vice
preaideS; Mrs. Jeanne Levy, Mrs. Irene Kornhauser, and
Mrs. Marilyn Lampert.
Chaplain Aides Chairman
Making big money the easy
and fast way leads to the Lan-
tana Correctional Facility, so
said John (a fictitious name).
During our annual visitation
to the Jewish inmates for
Chanukah celebrations of
lighting the Menorah and
reciting the history of the Mac-
cabees, Rabbi Allan Sherman,
Ida Mae Allweiss and this
writer discreetly questioned
the four inmates about their
family backgrounds and the
cause of their incarceration, all
the while eating the latkes, ap-
ple sauce and mandlebroit
Drought by Ida Mae.
They had the same story: for
a small investment of money
the financial rewards were
astronomical. But they failed
to realize the damage they
were doing to themselves as
well as to loved ones.
John said he had to carry a
gun at all times since the peo-
ple he had to do business with
would not hesitate to harm him
for drugs. On one occasion
John's fiancee was driving
John's car and was stopped for
a simple traffic violation when
the officer accidentally saw the
gun, and she was booked for
carrying a concealed weapon.
The story is all too familiar;
with the exception of John, the
inmates are children of mixed
marriages, never having had
any religious teaching. Peter,
who did have formal Jewish
education, was, until his in-
carceration a member of the
"Hebrews for Jesus" cult.
Peter said that his family was
the only Jewish family in a
small town in Louisiana, and
their home was burnt and
totally destroyed by unknown
What is surprising is the
casualness in the telling of
their criminal exploits. They
had read about holdups,
burglaries, and rapes where
the perpetrators got minimal
sentences. As John said, "I
never did any of those things
and this was my first offense,
but they threw the book at me
because I carried a gun.
It is hard not feeling sorry
for such young good-looking
youngsters whose drive for the
easy buck and indifference for
the law brought them to this
place. We who feel queasy just
going through the rituals of
the questioning and searches
before being allowed to enter
the institution hope that our
visitation will bring a slightly
better direction to their lives
and the knowledge that
mistakes can be overcome and
For us, this sad experience is
a bit better this year for last
year they had more Jewish in-
mates. We hope that the need
for visitation next year won't
be necessary.

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 27, 1985
JCDS First Graders Win The
Hearts of Elderly Residents
Their heads covered with
paper crowns of gold, each
bearing a letter of the alphabet
for identification, 20 first
grade boys and girls, a picture
of decorum, marched single
file into the large room filled
with residents of the Darcy
Hall Nursing Home. Had they
turned around and marched
right out, they would have pro-
vided the elderly residents
with enough joy to have made
their day.
But of course, they stayed to
light the fourth Chanukah can-
dle, chant the prayers,
describe the holiday in song
and dance and recite the story
of Chanukah in Hebrew. Train-
ed and led by their teacher,
Rachel Stein, they performed
with fluency and displayed
stage presence worthy of
Then, carefully picking their
way among the closely packed
wheel chairs, they urged the
residents to accept the lovely
Chanukah cards made by the
Jewish Community Day School
fourth graders.
Probably the most heart-
warming feature of the after-
noon was the interaction of the
children and the residents, as
they partook of the latkes
(traditional potato pancakes)
provided by the home. They
chatted and laughed, the
children showing hardly a
trace of shyness in the un-
familiar surroundings.
Here are some of the com-
ments the children made on
their way out. Sarah Phillips
said, "The people don't look
very sick. They seem to be en-
joying themselves. They re-
mind me of my grandfather."
"I feel good about coming. I
wasn't worried. Maybe I'll get
as old as them some day," said
Scott Pennes.
Seth Lord said, "I liked all
the nice people. The people
didn't look very old. About half
of them seem to be sick."
"I enjoyed coming. I wasn't
worried because this is my se-
cond trip to a nursing home,"
noted Lisa Dardashti.
Darcy resident Ethel Zweig
Hebrew teacher Rachel Stein led her students in the
candlelighting and blessings.
Interaction between the old and the young made everyone
feel good.
said, "The children were very
cute and good. I am surprised
they can speak Hebrew at such
an early age." Resident
Hyman Jupiter thought the
children were a delight and en-
joyed the whole Chanukah
Chaplain Aide Ilsa Mollen,
soprano and Pauline Edelson,
accompanying at the piano,
opened the program with a
stirring rendition of "Bless
This House." After the
children's performance, they
treated the audience to a varie-
ty of popular songs with
Jewish themes.
The Chanukah program was
arranged by the Jewish
Federation Chaplain Aide pro-
gram, which is under the direc-
Receiving Chanukah cards
from JCDS students gave
great joy to the residents.
tion of Rabbi Alan R. Sher-
man. Assisting at the party
were Chaplain Aide program
co-chair Jeanne Glasser and
Chaplain Aides Ida Blauner,
Lili Dimond, Selma Horowitz,
Bea Kern, Sol Mollen, and
Julius Stein.
ZOA Encourages Tourism To Israel
Zionist Organization of
America's Tourist Department
will embark on an intensive ef-
fort to aid the economic situa-
tion in Israel by bringing
tourists to Israel from all over
the United States. Avraham
Sharir, Israel's Minister of
Tourism, expressed his inden-
tification with the ZOA and
with what the organization
represents and stressed that
one of the "great repon-
sibilities of the ZOA is
boosting tourism to Israel."
Mr. Sharir addressed an all-
day seminar of ZOA profes-
sionals who will sponsor tours
to Israel from 20 ZOA Regions
and over 200 ZOA Districts
throughout the United States.
All ZOA regional offices
throughout the country have
been mobilized toward this
goal. The ZOA is committed to
bringing as many American
Jews to Israel, not only as a
Zionist duty, but also to offer
Israel as a viable vacation
choice to the tourist.
"Fostering tourism to Israel
is a Zionist responsibility,"
said Paul Flacks, ZOA's ex-
ecutive vice-president, "and
ZOA professionals will be mak-
ing tourism a priority this year
and in the years to come.
Israel is one of the most ex-
citing places in the world to
visit and our group travel
program is geared to please
the most discriminating
ZOA visitors to Israel will
have a unique opportunity to
meet high ranking represen-
tatives of the Israel Govern-
ment. Tourists will see
firsthand Israel's
achievements in science-based
industry and high technology.
All tours will include ZOA's
educational complex at Kfar
Silver in Ashkelon and the
ZOA House in Tel Aviv, two of
the oustanding organizational
projects in Israel.
For further information
please contact the Zionist
Organization of America at 4
fl?4th St- New York, N.Y.
Kahane to Appeal
bi Meir Kahane plans to appeal
to the U.S. State Department
against the revocation of his
American citizenship. He was
informed bv the U.S. Con-
sulate in Jerusalem recently
that his passport is being
withdrawn because a U.S.
citizen cannot sit in the parlia-
ment of a foreign country.
Kahane represents the ex-
tremist Kach party in the
Knesset. If the State Depart-
ment rejects his appeal, he is
entitled to appeal to the U.S.
JCC News
The Early Childhood Department of the Jewish Com-
munity Center is offering an afternoon enrichment pro-
gram for children ages three to five years starting Jan. 6
and continuing for 19 sessions. '
Aerobicize, Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m.
Small Fry Gymnastics, Wednesdays 1:30-2 p.m. for three
year olds and 2-2:30 for four year olds.
Creative Movement, Thursdays, 3-4 p.m.
Call Gail at 689-7700 for registration and information.
Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the
Jewish Community Day School, 5801 Parker Ave., West
Palm Beach, college bound teens will have an opportunity
to gather information about college life and programs from
representatives of the University of Florida, Florida Atlan-
tic College, Palm Beach Jr. College, Northwood Institute,
Hillel and students who have attended college in Israel!
This program is being presented under the auspices of the
Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Family and
Children's Services.
For additional information, please call Joel at 689-7700.
The Jewish Community Center has arranged three
separate trips to the Center For The Fine Arts in Miami to
view the Picasso Exhibit entitled "Picasso At Work At
The first is Sunday, Jan. 12, which will leave the JCC at
9:30 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.
The next two are Thursday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, Feb.
19. Bus will leave the Center at 9 a.m. and return at 3 p.m.
The fees ($12 for JCC members, $17 for non-members
and $10 for children under 12 who are JCC members and
$15 for children non-members) include transportation via a
chartered bus and admission to the museum. The museum's
patio lunchroom is available for those who wish to purchase
Paid reservations must be made for the January trip by
Friday, Dec. 27 and for the February trip by Friday, Jan.
The Jewish Community Center's "One More Time"
warehouse will be moving into larger quarters in January.
The new location is on Cherry Road and Military Trail
(across from Luria's Plaza).
Watch for notice of grand opening.
The public is invited to listen and call in their questions
and comments to the Jewish Community Center's radio
show "The Center Connection" on WPBR 1340 AM at
12:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5.
The Young Singles (22-38) and the Single Pursuits
(38-58) of the Jewish Community Center will get together
for a New Year's Day Brunch Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 1 p.m.
to be held at the home of Linda Elias. Children are
welcome. Advance registrations are a must. Please call
Linda 627-7777, Barbara 842-3516 or Marlene 969-1268.
Donation: $6 per person.
The Single Pursuits (38-58) of the Jewish Community
Center will "Ring in the New" Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the
home of Carol Messina. There will be champagne, music,
food and fun. Reservations are a must. Please call Carol at
471-0313 or Harriet at 968-3881. Donation: $9.
The Prime Time Singles (60 plus) of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will be holding a joint business and installa-
tion meeting Thursday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Center,
2415 Okeechobee Blvd. Entertainment and refreshments
are also planned. Donation: $1.
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Friday, December 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Jewish Family and
Childrens Service
of Palm Beach County
What's Jewish About JF&CS
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One's religious and cultural heritage is an important aspect of identity Since a
fS&Sn !,teShy*a!d hfe8tylei ^ enmeshed to 80me ^in Je^Sh cXn-al
traditions it is important for counselors to have a broad knowledge of halacha the
Jewish holidays and festivals and associated customs. The JFCS therapist can thereby
more effectively correct certain interpretive distortions of Jewish law and tradition
which may underlie personal, family or marital problems.
A small portion of JFCS clients are offered "corrective ethnotherapy," a treatment
process not usually found outside Jewish agencies. Some people come into the JFCS ex-
pressing self-effacing or negative views about Jews and doubt or confusion about their
own Jewishness Ethnotherapy concentrates on looking at what is beautiful about
Judaism, while allowing what the client thinks isn't so appealing to come out, but in a con-
trolled way. The therapist then works with the client to delineate the fallacies of those
negative belief systems.
The primary purpose of an agency such as JFCS, however, is to have a Jewish eye
and ear throughout the community. With its commitment to what is and is not Jewish,
the board and staff of a Jewish Family Service have a raison d'etre, an interest in ex-
amining and servicing the needs of the Jewish community.
JFCS consultations with the Jewish Federation and other local agencies, such as The
Morse Geriatric Center, The Jewish Community Center, and The Jewish Community Day
School, help the agency to analyze the needs of the community.
One specific form of help which the JFCS has provided entailed sending a staff
worker into the sector of the community that keeps kosher following last year's tem-
porary closing of the local kosher market to see how the people's dietary needs could be
Helping the Jewish poor is also of great concern to the JFCS. Although the agency is
limited in its ability to provide direct financial aid, it advocates for welfare benefits and
food stamps and often nelps with appeals and referrals.
Certain theological and traditional underpinnings also help to explain the existence of
a Jewish Family and Children's Service. The prophet Jeremiah said, "Seek the welfare of
the community in which you live, and pray for it, for in its welfare shall be your peace."
Furthermore, the JFCS Quick Response and Home Health Aid programs, which pro-
vide health-monitoring and life-management services for the elderly, may be seen as
organized extensions of the Jewish concept of bikur holim, the obligation to visit and
comfort the sick.
According to Maimonides the highest order of giving is aid which enables a person to
achieve a self-support by helping him to find work. This type of assistance is realized in
the JFCS career guidance and vocational programs.
Helping others achieve self-sufficiency aids not only the individual and the family, but
also the community as a whole.
The Jewish Family and
Children's Service Career
Planning Service is a com-
prehensive program designed
to assist people interested in
choosing or changing careers.
Vocational testing, counseling,
and occupational information
are used in this decision-
making process.
Youth interested in
establishing a career direction
and planning their education
and adults interested in ex-
ploring a new vocational direc-
tion or making a career change
can benefit from Career Plann-
ing, as can homemakers who.
by choice or chance, desire to
enter, or re-enter the job
Community Support For Jewish Family
And Children s Service as Reflected
In Allocations From the Jewish Federation
Of Palm Beach County.
1980 1981 1982
1983 1984 1985
As part of the JFCS's commitment to community education, a
recent lecture on Alzheimer's Disease by Dr. Norman
Silversmith attracted people of all ages.
The Agency conducts JFLE
group programs designed to
encourage healthy family and
individual functioning and to
strengthen Jewish community
life. Group programs may be
for one or two sessions, or as
many as 12. Subjects deal with
parenting, coping with
loneliness, marital communica-
tion, etc.
Programs for 1985-86 in-
clude: Single Parent Support
Group, Children of Divorce,
You And Your Aging Parent,
Caregivers Group, Surviving
the Loss of A Spouse, Direc-
tions For Your Future Career.
The JFLE specialist meets
with community leaders, social
workers, clients, school per-
sonnel and Rabbis to deter-
mine the types of problems
most prevalent in the com-
munity. The agency is recep-
tive to new ideas.
Career and college counseling
valuable services which help
for Jewish young people are
jruide future leaders of the
JFCS provides an outlet for children of single parent families
to discuss their feelings. (Continued on Pages 10-11)

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 27, 1985
Jewish Family an
Of Palm Beai
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 104
What is Jewish Family
and Children's Service?
Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc. is a volun-
tary (as distinguished from tax
supported) corporate agency
which provides professional
service to families and in-
dividuals experiencing
distress. Family, emotional
and social functioning pro-
blems are handled by fully
qualified professional social
workers who have a special in-
terest in the problems of the
Jewish community.
The agency also cooperates
with the Hebrew Immigrant
Aid Society (HIAS) in the
resettlement of refugees.
Founded in 1971, the agency
has been growing through the
involvement and dedication of
its Board of Directors.
All members of the Palm
Beach community from Boyn-
ton to the Martin County line
are served, regardless of race
or creed.
JFCS is a constituent
agency of Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, which
provides approximately 75
percent of our annual needs,
and United Way, which pro-
vides about 15 percent. The
balance is derived from fees,
bequests and membership
The names of clients and the
facts about them are confiden-
tial and are not given out to
anyone without the permission
of the client. The agency
adheres to the Code of Ethics
and Standards of Conduct of
the National Association of
Social Workers.
For most agency services a
fee is required. The amount is
based on ability to pay. All per-
sons are afforded the same
quality of service.
Agency staff provides
thousands of consultations, as
needed, to individuals who do
not seek long term counseling.
Often a session or two is all
that is needed to promote bet-
ter functioning. Some pro-
blems are referred to other
The agency provides help to
persons who need counseling
for depression or change in
status employment, divorce,
marriage. Adjustment to acute
or chronic ill health is often im-
proved through skillful
counseling, The aim is to help
people strengthen their view
of themselves in a positive
way. In this process, Jewish
identity may be enhanced as
The function of the Jewish
Family and Children's Service
Employment Service is to
meet the needs of employers
and job seekers in Palm Beach
The agency's Employment
Service offers assistance to in-
dividuals seeking employment
in their chosen fields. Counsel-
ing is available to help develop
effective job-seeking skills and
interviewing techniques.
The Jewish Family and
Children's Service will conduct
regularly scheduled group
meetings to discuss matters of
concern such as resume
preparation, interviewing
techniques, networking etc.
The agency, mindful of the
Jewish concept of Tzedakah, is
involved with the homeless
and transient person.
Although funds for this pur-
pose are limited, the direction
provided by the agency is often
very helpful.
Certain clients can benefit
from sharing their problems
and experiences with others in
a group under professional
guidance. Group members pro-
vide support and insight for
each other, which often proves
The agency participates
with other agencies and
governmental organizations in
the planning and coordination
of new programs.
Jewish families are strengthened with the help of highlv-
trained and sensitive staff members. All staff members have
masters degrees in social work and most are licensed by the
State of Florida as clinical social workers and marriage and
family therapists.
The agency's professionally
trained and experienced
counselors address problems
such as marital conflicts; dif-
ficulty with children; sickness
in the family; loss of a spouse,
single parent issues; adjust-
ment of job, retirement or new
The needs of the individual
or family and suitability for the
agency services are carefully
explored in each case.
Where warranted, the agen-
cy conducts psychotherapeutic
and peer consultation on cases.
Serving Jewish Pm
A member of the JFCS staff
since 1982, Mrs. Topperman is
responsible for groups at the
agency, including Jewish Fami-
ly Life Education, as well as for
personally providing clinical
counseling services. Before
relocating to Florida, she was a
clinical social worker at Johns
Hopkins Hospital, specializing
in services to the bailies of
renal dialysis patients. Mrs.
Topperman has a BA from Drew
University, a Masters in Social
Work from the University of
Maryland, and a Certificate in
Gestalt Therapy from the
Gestalt Therapy Training Center
at Washington, D.C. A New
Jersey native, she is a married to
Eugene Topperman, also a staff
member of JFCS.
The agency often networks with other Jewish agencies to
help provide food for needy local families.
A Rochester, New York
native, Mrs. Friedlander has
been a clinical social worker
with JFCS since August, 1985.
She has counseling experience
with individuals of all ages, and
she recently conducted a therapy
group for children of divorce.
Mrs. Friedlander graduated
Magna Cum Laude from State
University of New York at
Albany, and received the
distinguished Community Ser-
vice and Leadership Award
while completing herMaaters of
Social Work degree at Virginia
Commonwealth University in
Richmond, Virginia. Mrs.
friedlander received her train-
ing at two different Jewish
family agencies in Virginia and
was a caseworker at the Morse
to'jPCS0 Mn COmim'
The most recent addition to
the JFCS staff, Mrs. Fleischer is
currently serving as a clinical
social worker to clients who are
homebound. A wife and mother
of three children, Mrs. Fleischer
recently relocated to Royal Pslm
Beach from Louisville. Ken-
tucky. In Louisville, she served
as the coordinator for home
health serviea at the Jewish
Family and Vocational Services
and as director of social services
at the Louisville Hebrew Home.
Mrs. Fleischer has a Masters
Degree in Social Work and i
Bachelor of Science degree,
with honors, both from the
University of Louisville.

!hildren's Service
mnty, Inc.
lm Beach, Florida 33409 (305) 684 1991
om All Walks of Life
Friday, December 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
idberg has been acting
It director since
L 1985, and has been
[of Aging Services at
L 1980. A native of
[Goldberg worked for
I youth projects and
J positions in Child
(ervices before moving
[five years ago. Since
il, Mr. Goldberg has
It at Florida Atlantic
|, Nova University,
teen the social work
J to many of the area
Lines. Mr. Goldberg
thelor of Arts degree
[University of Cincin-
|i Masters degree in
tk from Case Western
hr member of the JCCS
Grunther has been a
jwcial worker with the
I'ince 1977. Daring this
Ijume, Mr. Grunther has
fW in virtually every
F service that the
i provided, from fami-
Kling of young families,
"W groups for older,
ndividuals. An honors
'from Hofstra Universi-
eived his Masters in
fork from Barry Univer-
1,1 Shores, Florida. Mr.
and his wife Rhonda
jMtives of metropolitan
fork, and the proud
three boys, ages 4
'tars, and 2 months.
A social worker since 1968,
Mr. Topperman has brought to
JFCS his skills in services to the
aged, which he acquired at the
famous Henry Street Settlement
House in the Lower East Side of
New York City. Mr. Topperman
has a Masters degree in Social
Work from Hunter College and
was the recipient of the
Brookdale Scholarship on Ag-
ing. While in New York Mr.
Topperman also worked for the
Community Service Society and
the City of New York Depart-
ment of Social Services. Mr.
Topperman has provided in-
dividual and group counseling at
JFCS and has served as a field
instructor to Master Degree
Social Work students. He is
married to Marilyn David-
Topperman of the JFCS staff.
Trained as a career guidance
counselor, Mrs. Barack con-
ducts personal interviews as
well as group programs for in-
dividuals needing career direc-
tion, career change, or employ-
ment. A native of Michigan, she
received her MA degree in
Guidance and Counseling from
Wayne State University. For six
years Mrs. Barack was
associated with the Detroit Col-
lege of Business, Dearborn,
Michigan. Her expertise in the
area of college admissions is a
result of her past respon-
sibilities as college recruiter
and admissions officer in
Michigan. In November, 1985.
he was married to traig
A Message From The President
The Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc. is a grow-
ing and vibrant agency striv-
ing to meet the counseling and
emotional needs of our rapidly
expanding Jewish Community.
It is our goal that the services
provided by the Jewish Family
and Children's Service address
themselves to family problems
encountered by the entire
Jewish community. It is our
aspiration that the Jewish
community look to the Jewish
Family and Children's Service
as the place to call for help in
resolving these family
As our Jewish community
continues to grow, so will the
range and scope of Jewish
Family and Children's Service
programs. The agency staff
and Board of Directors are
continually evaluating current
programs as well as looking in-
to new areas of service.
Through observation, com-
munication and study, the
needs of our community are
constantly assessed. It is ex-
pected that community needs
will require Jewish Family and
Children's Service to expand
existing programs as well as
develop new services. The
Jewish Family and Children's
Service is committed to being
able to serve these expanding
community needs and is com-
mitted to enhancing the quali-
ty of life for the entire Jewish
David R. Schwartz
David Schwartz, president of
the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, is joined
by hia wife Gail and children
Sam and Adam during the re-
cent Chanukah party spon-
sored by JFCS.
Services to Older Persons
o Care
Many older persons, retired
to Florida, do not have the sup-
port systems they once had;
they may be cut off from
friends and relatives. Coping
with illness is often a major
problem. The agency in-
tervenes to help older persons
maintain their ability to func-
tion at the optimal level.
In situations when older per-
sons require quick action, the
agency employs a fully
qualified social worker who, in
most cases, will telephone or
visit within hours after receiv-
ing a call. The focus of this
specialist is "crisis oriented,"
helping the client to mobilize
his/her inner resources and
other resources directed
toward solution of the
When it is impossible for
older persons to maintain
themselves in their homes, on
their own, agency personnel
will evaluate the need for a
trained "home health aide" to
visit. When an individual or
couple cannot afford to pay
for this service, scholarship
assistance on a sliding scale is
available. Agency personnel
will also assist older persons in
planning for nursing home
Volunteer "Case Aides,"
trained and supervised, con-
duct friendly visits with those
clients who are isolated,
chronically depressed and may
benefit from regular contact.
The agency counselors are
experienced in dealing with
the wide range of problems en-
countered by older persons
which include marriage,
divorce, depression, et.
The corps of dedicated Volunteer Case Aides includes (left to
right) Nettie Granitz, Elizabeth Reisen, Ed Shatz, Clara
Buck and Amy Prager.
.. as* g u (A/ -,' -qsMGHMSr*
Sanford Grunther prepares to make a home as
JFCS Quick Response service.
part of the

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Royal Palm Beach
Special Gifts Luncheon

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Sis Gold, Royal Palm Beach Division chairman R0z Freedman, Morris Lipstein, Michael Cohen,
Milton Gold, Mrs. Menachem Savidor, and guest and Mildred Lieber.
speaker Menachem Savidor.
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Burten.
First Envoy to Egypt
Little Optimism for Improved Ties
Continued from Page 4
started to "flirt" with PLO
leader, Yasir Arafat in spite of
U.S. and Israeli positions.
"All we can say is, wherever
you have Arafat, wherever you
have the PLO, you have violence,
you have war. There is no ar-
rangement possible," he said.
Israel has made, and will con-
tinue to make, Jewish blood "very
expensive," Ben-Elissar added.
"And nobody will be allowed to
teach us a lesson."
pointed following the Camp David
accord in typical Israeli fashion-
informally. Ben-Elissar's office
was two doors away from then-
Prime Minister Menachem
Begin's, and a summons from the
head of government was common.
"One day, the Prime Minister
invited me to his office, which hap-
pened often, and I didn't think it
was going to be for something im-
portant. And then he told me, 'Eli,
you're going to be Israel's am-
bassador to Egypt. How do you
like that?' So I said, 'Mr. Begin,
will you allow me to ask my wife
whether she would be willing to
come with me to Egypt?' He said,
'Will 24 hours be enough?' know-
ing very well the answer."
Interestingly, an event three
years prior to this foreshadowed
Ben-Elissar's appointment.
DURING A conference held
between Israeli and Egyptian
diplomats in 1977, Ambassador
Ben-Elissar shared a car with
Meir Rosenne, now Israel's Am-
bassador to the U.S., and a high-
ranking Egyptian political figure.
The Egyptian official pointed at
Ben-Elissar and said, "You, Mr.
Ben-Elissar, are going to become
Israel's ambassador in Egypt."
This was three years before he
was named ambassador, and two
years before the peace treaty was
How was he first greeted by the
After conquering his initial fear
of being assassinated. ("I would
have preferred to be Israel's se-
cond ambassador," he joked) he
had "the best experience a Jew,
an Israeli can have. I was present
at the Royal Palace in Cairo and
was greeted by an Egyptian
military orchestra playing the
Hatikvah. I don't think I'll ever
live through such a moving mo-
ment again, especially knowing
very well who I represented.''
ALTHOUGH he was warmly
welcomed by President Sadat, the
Egyptian political establishment
and the general populace, Ben-
Elissar noticed he was coolly
received by Egypt's intelligentsia.
"Surprisingly," he said, "those
who were most uncooperative, the
least hospitable, were the
members of the press and the
academics. In fact, three unions
adopted resolutions opposing my
being in Egypt the doctors, the
lawyers, and the media."
After Sadat's assassination and
Hosni Mubarak's ascendance to
power, Ben-Elissar became aware
of Egypt's reluctance to continue
normalizing relations with Israel.
"Unlike Egypt, we never
withdrew our ambassador; that
act was a violation of the treaty. I
was not recalled or removed. I
simply returned to Israel to par-
ticipate in the Knesset elections.
The peace treaty stipulated that
both countries were to exchange
resident ambassadors. The Egyp-
tians chose not to keep their am-
bassador in Israel."
Concerning the present at-
mosphere in Cairo, Ben-Elissar is
guardedly optimistic. "I'm op-
timistic on the maintenance of
peace, but I'm not optimistic that
there will be an improvement in
relations. Right now, relations are
being kept at a low profile."
Eli8sar said Israel is anxious to
enter into peace negotiations with
King Hussein, but only after Hus-
sein settles his domestic "Arab af-
fairs with Arafat. Until then,
there will be no peace."
"Israel has proven how much
we are ready to pay for a peace
treaty. We've given away the
whole Sinai to the Egyptians
oil, air force bases, military
facilities, everything all in the
cause of peace. There is no nation
in the world today that would give
away its oil resources for anything
in the world."
Eliahu Ben-Elissar
Ben-Elissar affirmed, however,
that Israel will not give away
anything his country considers en-
dangering to "our life, our ex-
istence in the Middle East."
Since the mass media were in-
strumental in spreading discon-
tent about the peace accords in
Egypt, could they be construed as
"I CAN'T say the Egyptian
press is actually promoting anti-
Semitism," he said, adding that it
would be a violation of the peace
treaty to incite the populace
through misuse of the press. Still,
he doesn't think the Egyptian
media's relations with Israel are
going to improve.
When asked how his country
could justify resisting Egypt's re-
quest for the return of the resort
town of Taba, after giving away
the entire Sinai and all its oil and
military bases, Ben-Elissar
reversed the question.
"Why are the Egyptians strug-
gling over Taba? They have vowed
not to give up one single grain of
Sinai sand. We've given away all
but one square kilometer. There is
a procedure that must be follow-
ed. I wish there was a shortcut to
settling this, but our attitude is,
'Why give them more presents?' "
TWO SPY scandals in one
month, Ben-Elissar dismissed
simply as "something that hap-
pened amongst family. Some
things happen that shouldn't, but
there's no question about the fact
that this was a blunder."
He justifies Israeli involvement
only where thwarting Soviet in-
terests are concerned. "So much
espionage has been discovered
recently," he said. "It's been
unveiled in Britain and France as
well. These situations never smell
like Chanel Number Five on the
surface, officially, spying is
something that's not done, but
everyone knows it's widely done.
"I know we've acted wrongly,"
he confessed, "and on behalf of
my government, I offer an
ing Israel's military strength is
foremost in the minds of most
Israelis, including Ambassador
Ben-Elissar. "Military force is the
difference between life and
death," he said.
"Had Israel been weak, Sadat
never would have signed the
Camp David accords. He
understood, and he was the first
Arab leader courageous enough to
draw the logical conclusion that
the Arab world, let alone Egypt
can not defeat the State of
(Seated) Mrs. Melvin Kieffer and Rabbi
Kieffer. (Standing) Arnold I. SchwartzminJ
Jewish Federation Endowment director; Sis Gold,|
Milton Gold.
Thelma Alk, Beatrice and Herbert Woolf. and Ber-
nard and Leah Berk.
Peres Cables Grief Over Gander]
Air Disaster That Claimed 248
Premier Shimon Peres cabled
President Reagan to express
Israel's grief over the air disaster
in Gander, Newfoundland, in
which 248 American servicemen
died recently. "We are
shocked and deeply grieved at the
terrible tragedy the young men
who lost their lives in the plane
crash were serving the cause of
maintaining world peace," Peres
The dead men had served with
the 101st Airborne Dvision sta-
tioned in the Sinai as part of the
Multinational Force and
Observers which policies the
peninsula under the peace treaty
between Israel and Egypt. The
chartered plane, an Arrow Air
DC-8, in which the men were
returning home left Wednesday
from Cairo. Eight crew members
were also killed.
After refueling in West Ger-
many the plane crossed the At
tic and landed in Gand*-
another fuel stop. After
parently routine takeoff, the p.
fell to the ground tail first
mile from the runway and ex
ed in flames.
Two terrorist organiaB
claimed responsibility for
disaster, but investigator!
counted the claims as
In his cable to Reagan. P
also said that "I would like toe
vey the sincere condolences r
government and people of
to the American people an
bereaved families."
Defense Minister Yitzhak 1
sent a similar message to
Defense Secretary Casps
Weinberger. Israeli Chief|
Lt. Gen. Moshe Levy cabled'
chairman of the U.S. Joint w
of Staff and the commander o
Sinai Multinational Force.

. '!
Friday, December 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
JNF Announces Tu B'Shevat School Program
thousand Jewish
i nationwide are ex-
, to participate in the
m National Fund's annual
|j.Shevat educational pro-
announced Dr. Shlomo
,t national director of
, artment of Education
f'oi America.
Bi-Shevat. the "Jewish
New Year of the Trees," will
be celebrated on Jan. 25. The
theme of this year's educa-
tional program will be 'Ahdut
Israel The Unity of Israel."
In announcing the program,
Dr. Goldman stated, "The
theme presents Israel as a uni-
fying force in Jewish life
throughout the ages, and in
different lands and cultures."
Women's Division
[Leadership Orientation

lie Fushbein spoke with Debbie Schwarberg, hostess of
levent, which took place on Thursday, December 12.
Our theme is enhanced," he
continued, "by the coincidence
of Tu Bi-Shevafs falling at the
same time as the 50th anniver-
sary of the passing of Ha Rav
Abraham Kook."
Rav Kook was the first chief
Rabbi of Israel's Ashkenazic
community, who, added Dr.
Goldman, "exemplified the
unity of Israel and the love of
the people and the land."
A variety of Hebrew and
English reading materials on
Tu Bi-Shevat have been
prepared for various age
groups, as well as a beautiful
poster showing Jewish tribes
embracing against the
background of an Israeli
Close to 300,000 Jewish
students will receive a
specially-designed JNF blue
box, traditionally used to col-
lect donations for JNF tree
planting activities. Last year's
Tu Bi-Shevat school program
raised $300,000 for the plan-
ting of trees in the Children's
Forest and other JNF forests
in Israel.
Commemorative materials
on the life of Ha Rav Kook in-
clude a booklet in English on
his life, written by Dr. Norman
Lamm, president of Yeshiva
University; the only available
biographical filmstrip, with a
Hebrew and English script;
and posters and stamps
celebrating his life.
Last year during Tu Bi-
Shevat, hundreds of thousands
of Israelis of all ages turned
out at JNF planting sites
throughout the country to
plant trees with their own
hands. The holiday has great
significance in Israel, where it
symbolizes resettlement of the
land. It is appropriate that
NJF is putting together this
special education program,
because since its founding in
1901, the organization has
planted over 170 million trees
and created over 110 major
parks and picnic areas
throughout Israel. An addi-
tional four to five million trees
are planted each year by JNF.
In addition, JNF has reclaimed
thousands of acres of difficult
terrain for farming, housing,
and industry.
Shipment of Tu Bi-Shevat
materials is in process, and all
Jewish schools, JCC's and
other interested organizations
are urged to register for the
program. For further informa-
tion write to Dr. Solomon
Goldman, National Director,
Department of Education,
Jewish National Fund, 42 East
69th Street, New York, NY
On Thursday, Dec. 12, the fifth day of Chanukah, the ac-
tivities room at the Jewish Community Center's Comprehen-
sive Senior Service Center was filled with song and cheer as
the 6th and 7th grade classes of the Jewish Community Day
School, led by Shoshana Sharf, visited the Center to entertain
the crowd of appreciative seniors.
onda Paston, Renae Gleiber. and Patti Liebman.
40*1* HP
Jewish National Fund
Keren Kayemeth Leisrael
To Present Program At The
Yiddish Culture Group, Century Village,
West Palm Beach

Ardent Jewish National Fund Supporters,
and members of the Yiddish Culture Group.
From left to right Rea Chaban, Rebecca
Fein stein, Samuel Feinstein, Claire
Schwartz, EstherMolat.
' present at the orientation were Erie Abrams, Carol
ppel, who with her huaband Joel will chwr the upcoming
umnity Dinner; and gnest speaker Marine Khwutt.
'president of the Women's Division of the Jewish r eaera-
> of Greater Miami.
Are You Working
In Your Interest Area?
A free job serninar will be held on Monday, December 30
Jthe Jewish Family and Children's Service of Palm Beach
unty, Inc., located at 2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
puite 104., Topic: How To Get The Job I Want!
For more information and advance reservation, please
ntact Carol Roth-Barack, MA, Vocational Guidance
Jwunselor, at 684-1991, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday tnrougn
On Tuesday. January 14th at 10 a.m. the
Yiddish Culture Group will hold its
bi-weekly meeting in the Club House of
Century Village. West Palm Beach At
JSs meeting the Jewish National Fund
will present a beautiful program. The
Guest Speaker will be Zev W. Kogan
President JNF Southern Region who will
discuss "Israel and the Middle East
and the role the Jewish National Fund
plays in strengthening Israel m its
traumatic struggle for growth, progress.
and stability. A movie just received from
Israel will be shown.
fhe Yiddish Culture Group counts many
Jewish National Fund supporters amongst
its members, including Samuel and
Rebecca Feinstein and Esther Molat, who
have established Forests in Israel. The
Jewish National Fund redeems, reclaims
and rebuilds the Land of Israel.
The meeting promises to be one of great
interest and enjoyment.
420 Lincoln Road Suite 353 Miami Beach. Florida Phone: 538*464

Page 14 The Jewiah Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 27, 1986
Novelist Adds to His Reputation
Hitler-Lover Quits New Jersey
Goes Back to Germany
Before My Life Began. By Jay I
Neugeboren. New York: Simon
and Schuster, 1985. 392 pp.
With five novels and a number
of short stories to his credit, Jay
Neugeboren adds considerably to
his reputation with this, his sixth
novel. He tells a well-crafted story
that captures and holds our
The hero of the tale is Davey
Voloshin, born in Brooklyn in
1935. Former residents of
Brooklyn will be nostalgically
reminded of many streets and
places. Davey's uncle, Abe, who is
a dominant influence in his life,
was one of that special breed of
Jewish gangsters who ran many
rackets in the 1930's and 1940's.
Davey's father, an ineffectual in-
dividual a nebish works for
Abe, but it is Davey who is being
trained to take over his uncle's
petty empire in Brooklyn.
BEFORE THIS can occur, a
turf battle with an Italian gang
takes place, and Abe is murdered.
In anticipation, Abe has prepared
a new identity for Davey to pre-
vent him from meeting the same
fate as his uncle. By the time this
transpires, Davey is married and
has a daughter. To assume his
new name and his manufactured
history, he abandons his wife,
daughter, widowed mother and
friends, never to see them again.
The second part of the book
deals with Davey in his new life in i
New England where, under thej
assumed name of Aaron Levin, he
is married, has two children and is
subsequently divorced. One of the
best chapters in the book tells
about Davey's experience (as
Aaron Levin) in Mississippi during
the civil rights struggle.
Neugeboren introduces a
number of colorful characters and
succeeds admirably in keeping the
story flowing. He keeps emphasiz-
ing the theme of choice. Are we
truly the masters of our fate? Was
Jay Neugel
Shakespeare correct when he
wrote, "The fault, dear Brutus,
lies not in our stars but in
ourselves that we are
How much free will do humans
actually have? These are the ques-
,tions posed by this fine novel.
They are questions which have
been long debated but never final-
ly resolved. Neugeboren im-
pressively contributes to that
debate by giving us an entertain-
ing story which keeps us turning
the pages while raising the ques-
tions without plunging us into a
philosophical mire.
Streets of Gold. By Sidney Jacob-
son. New York: Pocket Books,
1985. 312 pp. $3.95 (paper
One of the characters in this
light, slight novel said that she
gave up reading "The Brothers
Karamazov" because "I can't
Bone Marrow Donor Rushes
to Israel To Save Boy's Life
JERUSALEM It's 2,500
miles form Southall, Mid-
dlesex. England to Hadassah-
Hebrew University Medical
Center in Jerusalem, but to
11-year-old Ehud Dror of the
Galilee that journey meant the
whole world.
Susan Hunt, a 36-year-old
secretary and mother of three,
became the first bone marrow
volunteer to come to Israel
when the members of Ehud's
kibbutz family at Beit Hashitta
sponsored her to help stem the
spread of the leukemia he's
had for five years. Neither
Ehud's parents, brother or
sisters were compatible
donors, nor had there been a
matching donor in Israel. Mrs.
Hunt was found through
England's Anthony Nolan
Trust, a foundation named for
an English child in the com-
puter after her initial attempt
eight years ago to match her
marrow with Anthony
Dolan's. When the appeal to
help save Ehud went out, the
computer found that 2,500
Rabbi in New Pulpit
Rabbi Stephen Listfield has been
named rabbi of Temple Emanu-El
here, succeeding Rabbi Arthur
Hertzberg, author, scholar and
national Jewish leader. Hertzberg
remains as rabbi emeritus.
miles away, and completely
unrelated, she was the perfect
match. The odds on finding a
perfect match in an unrelated
donor are roughly one in
Mrs. Hunt left her family,
friends and job to rush to Ehud
in Israel. "I've never been out
of England before," she said
from her bed in the Hadassah-
Hebrew University Medical
Center, "but I didn't give it a
second thought. After all, I've
got three children of my own.
And now that I've donated ny
bone marrow, I'd do it again
anwhere in the world."
A lifelong Church of
England member, it was her
holiday gift to a small child
who now has a chance to live.
Threaten Murder
Shiite Moslem group in
Lebanon has threatened to
murder four Beirut Jews they
kidnapped several months ago
unless Israel free? 300 Shiites
the group claims are being
held prisoner in south Leb-
anon. Israel Radio, quoting
tteirut newspapers 'IXaesday,
identified the Jewish hostages
as Isaac Sasson, Isaac Tarab,
Eli Tsrir and Haim Cohen
keep track of all the people ..
And, frankly, I don't much care
for them." Unfortunately, the
same might be said for "Streets of
Gold," although its author could
hardly be mentioned in the same
breath as Dostoyevsky. Jacob-
son's characters are poorly
developed, and there are so many
of them as to cause confusion.
The book is divided into two
equal parts with the first half be-
ing set in the Russian Pale of Set-
tlement and the second in
America. The story begins in 1880
and ends in 1924. Some of the in-
gredients of the old-fashioned Yid-
dish theatre are to be found in the
book two brothers in love with
the same women, stormy father-
son relationships, a philandering
husband, rich girl-poor boy, etc.
If one can cut through the dross,
there is a picture of pogroms and
the plight of immigrants which is
worth seeing. But the reader must
first "keep track of all the people"
and find a way of overcoming the
feeling that "I don't much care for
The Golden Age Hotel. By David
Lewis Stein. Toronto: Mac-
millan of Canada, 1984. 237 pp.
$15. 95.
The setting for this moving,
thought-provoking novel will
seem familiar to Miamians, and its
characters will remind us of peo-
ple we know. However, the scene
is not Miami, although it might
have been. The story actually
takes place in Long Island, New
York in a hotel for senior citizens.
The residents and owners of the
hotel might be our neighbors.
Lily Monteith and her second
husband, Stan, with little money
of their own and with a bank loan,
take over an old hotel and fix it up
as a residential hotel, catering to
old people. Over the course of a
year, they manage to make it a
profitable enterprise. Things turn
sour when Stan takes all of their
money to save his son by his first
The son is a ne'er-do-well and a
small-time drug smuggler who
desperately needs the money to
1 avoid being killed by some of his
cohorts. Incidentally, this part of
the story does take place in
Miami. As a consequence of Stan's
embezzling their money, Lily buys
him out; they separate, and she
becomes the "Chief Innkeeper,"
as the story ends.
What makes the book so poig-
nant and so alive is the description
in each chapter of a hotel guest
and his or her problems, especially
with adult sons and daughters.
The lives of the residents, their
families, the owners and the
employees are all closely intert-
wined, providing scenes which are
sometimes funny and sometimes
sad. Each one is an individual with
an unique story. Even one of the
winos who works in the kitchen
claims to have once been a physi-
cian and has "good, tough
We tend to generalize about
people because, too often, we
think about them in categories.
"Golden Agers" is such a
category, and our use of the term
blurs out all the distinctiveness
and individuality which each per-
son possesses. Gently and
humorously, this book reminds us
that we should perceive each per-
son as an individual human begin
who, in some respects, is like all
other human beings; in some
respects, like some other human
beings; but, in some respects, is
like no other human being.
The author is a newspaperman
in Toronto. He has written five
other books, a play and some short
stories. This book makes me want
to read what he has already
published and to look forward to
his future works.
(JTA) Dieter Homburg,
who celebrated Hitler's bir-
thday with a party at his
tavern, Loni's Pub, every
Cr for the past 10 years,
sold out and returned to
his native Germany.
His departure was apparently
prompted by a sharp decline in
business after his Hitler bash on
Apr. 21 triggered an angry pro-
test demonstration last May 31 by
local Jewish and veterans
organizations. Elizabeth has one
of the largest Jewish populations
in New Jersey.
THE PROTEST brought Hom-
burg and his activities unwanted
publicity in the media though it
did not result in closing the bar.
Law enforcement authorities said
the parties, though repugnant,
violated no local ordinance and
were in accordance with the legal
exercise of freedom of speech.
The parties, held on the second
floor of the tavern, usually drew
about 30 guests "from all walks of
life," Homburg was quoted as tell-
ing the media. They were open to
anyone willing to pay $15 for four
hours of food and drink.
According to witnesses, at least
one guest turned up in a storm
trooper uniform last April. The
party featured a birthday cake
with a swastika.
ALAN SHELTON, president of
the Zionist Association of Kean
College in nearby Union, N.J., one
of the groups that demonstrated,
said he was "overjoyed that Hom-
burg found conditions so difficult
that he chose to return to Ger-
many, but the fact that he was
able to attract area residents on a
yearly basis to pay homage to
Hitler is dear evidence Homburg
was not alone in his pro-Nazi
Homburg always insisted he
was not affiliated with .J
group He said he w J5
the outrage over whVU
aideredjust "a joke" to t
good time." But the FuehJ,
lapse of the Third Reich
was "tired" of hearing ak
Holocaust. .
He gave reporters i
commending President
for. honoring his commitm,*
place a wreath at the (Wj
cemetery at Bitburg uTl
where about 50 member* rfl
WaffenSS are buried*!/
other war dead.
The worldwide protests i
by Reagan's visit to bra
"resulted in the biggest hatet
paign against Germans," ,
ding to the material handed <
THE MAY 31 den
was a small one. It drew no &,
than 30 people, according to]
Newark Star Ledger. But(
apparently effective. EU
police who began to monitor!
pub reported a sharp
The sponsors of the i
demonstratioon were, in <*
to Shelton's group, the i
Jersey Coalition Against nL
the Elmora Hebrew Center]
Elizabeth; the Second Gen
of Metro, N.J. n orj
of children of Holocaust l_, ,
the Jewish War Veterans]
America; and the New Je
Agenda of South Orange.
The new owner of the t
now known as Rodz's Pub, is 1
Rodriguez, whose father, Jo
was its manager and a partr..
Homburg until three years
The German flags have L
removed. The pub will continue!
serve German food prepared
the same cook. But Hiller's bii
day celebration apparently
thing of the past.
Peres Says Ivory Coast
Will Re-establish Ties
Premier Shimon Peres an-
nounced here that Ivory Coast
will re-establish diplomatic
relations with Israel, broken
off 12 years ago during the
Yom Kippur War.
Peres, who arrived here
made the announcement after
a four-hour meeting with
President Felix Houphouet-
Boigny of Ivory Coast. The
two leaders issued a joint
statement saying, "We have
decided to recommend to our
governments to re-establish
diplomatic relations." Peres
told a press conference later,
"I imagine that our govern-
ment will follow our
ISRAEL has been working
strenuously for years to
restore relations with the
Black African nations that
abruptly broke them off in
iy/6 apparently under Arab
pressure. So far it has succeed-
ed with two, Liberia and Zaire
which re-established their ties
with Israel last year.
The Israel Premier made his
unannounced flight here
especially to meet with
Houphouet-Boimy. He was ac-
companied by David Kimche,
Director General of to
Foreign Ministry.
Uri Savid, a spokesman'
the Prime Minister, told
Jewish Telegraphic Agettj
that Peres intended to
his meeting with Houphou
Boigny public only if the
come was positive. That
the reason for. the secrecy i
rounding his one-day trip
THE 80-year-old Afris
leader announced last Octob
that he planned to re-est
diplomatic relations win
Israel before his retiremea|
next year. Ivory Coast is on
of the richest African stati
and politically one of the mo
stable. It now becomes ta
third of those that broke witl
Israel to renew ties.
Diplomatic sources herej
two others may soon fw
suit, Gabon and Cameroon.
Israel presently ha
diplomatic relations wJ
seven nations on the Afnc"
continent. These are Ej
which signed a peace tr
with Israel in 1979, Soufl
Africa, Liberia, Zairej
Lesotho, Malawi anq
Swaziland. The latter threej
controlled by South A
never broke with Israel.

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Inglish 'Ham'
Friday, December 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
In Isrwl, He Tracks the World With His Radio
, Tavor, a 40-year-old
[iishman who emigrated to
j 20 years ago has, up to very
ntly, enjoyed th* pleasant
nymity of moahavnik living
working on a moshav near
lualern. But ever since the last
re of the space shuttle
dlenger, Tavor has had to
come accustomed to the
ands and the attention of the
li mass media.
Ifcvor is what's known as a
dio ham," for two hours every
Ight, and even more at
Vekends, he can be found sitting
This radio transmitter, contac-
and receiving calls from all
i of the globe. His interest in
eur radio began in 1975 after
[horrific injury during his army
rice when, on the way to the
i Pass in the Sinai Desert, he
on an unexploded anti-
missile which had been
irered by sand.
hie resultant explosion damag-
|both his legs and left him blind
one eye, and during his
operation, Tavor felt the need
ra hobby which would, as he put
"give me something to get my
(STARTING OFF with a small
do transitter which cost him
[|2, Tavor ten years later now
i $1,000 worth of equipment at
i home on Moshav Shoresh, a
av of 50 families. During the
thillenger's recent voyage,
\vor received a phone call telling
i that in 50 minutes time, the
shuttle would be in orbit
liter Israel and that the
onauts were looking forward
making contact with a local
radio ham.
With his antennae set at 45
degress over Tel Aviv, Tavor
established contact with the
Challenger, which was then flying
at the relatively low height of 350
kilometers above the earth, and
for two minutes he maintained a
radio link with the American
space shuttle.
Opening up his transmission
with his call sign 4Z4ZB, Tavor
then received the call sign of the
Challenger and the name of the
astronaut broadcasting, Tony.
The preliminaries now over, the
moshavnik explained to the
astronaut that he lived on a farm
near Jerusalem, the capital of
Israel. Tony then repeated this
message to show that contact had
been made and added the remark
that from space Israel looked
great. Tavor then wished the
astronauts a safe journey, and the
contact faded.
Back in his office in the kitchen
of Moshav Shoresh's hotel, where
Tavor is the food and beverage
manager, the now-famous radio
ham is only too happy to talk
about his passion for amateur
of being a radio ham stems from a
desire to communicate with peo-
ple from a totally different
background, and as Tavor says,
"On the air you're not allowed to
talk politics, you mustn't talk
about business, so all you're left
with is the good things in life."
The location of Moshav Shoresh,
on top of a hill, enables Tavor to
receive better than normal recep-
tion on his transmitter, and for so-
Amateur radio operator Alon Tavor, 4Z4ZB, of Moshav Shoresh,
recently established radio contact with the American space shut-
tle Challenger.
Back at the Moshav
hotel, Tavor is only too
happy to talk about his
passion for amateur
radio. His fascination
with being a 'ham'
stems from his desire to
communicate with
people living in other
meone to whom amateur radio is
so important, this is no minor
Amateur radio can often be us-
ed to help people. On occasion,
Tavor established contact with a
ship sailing out of California,
among whose crewmen was an
Israeli whose mother had just
undergone surgery in a Tel Aviv
hospital. When learning that
Tavor was transmitting from
Israel, the anxious crewman ask-
ed him to find out how his mother
Later that same evening, Tavor
was able to relay the message that
the woman was well on the way to
recovery. In fact, each evening at
midnight in Washington and New
York a "Jewish Net" operates
whereby Israeli radio hams con-
tact their counterparts in Ameria
so as to send messages to their
families in the States and of
course vice versa.
State Department Will Ask for Abbas
Continued from Page 1
terrorist list."
Redman said that "we have
it the Iraqis formally on
otice that we will formally re-
lest Abbas' extradition if we
'tain confirmation that Ab-
is in Iraq."
Redman referred to Shultz's
itement at a press con-
ence in Belgrade in which
Secretary pounded a table
11 anger after Yugoslav
'oreign Minister Rau Diz-
:vic said that in speaking of
rrorism "one must also view
causes that lead to it."
hultz earlier expressed "my
ppointment" that Abbas
*d been allowed to go
>ugh Yugoslavia.
.-"I'd like to add a point, if I
y, on the question of
s," Shultz said, interrup-
the Foreign Minister. "Hi-
cking the Italian ship,
taurdering an American, tor-
wring and holding a whole
^ch of other Americans, is
M justified by any cause that
I know of. There is no connec-
with any cause. It's
Shultz then pounded on the
L|le twice and added, "and
f international community
-jJist step up to this probem
deal with it unequivocally,
rmly, definitively. There
Ptt be no place to hide for
F>ple who do that kind of
3 Meanwhile, Redman said
that both the State Depart-
ment and Justice Department
'till had "under review"
demands by private groups for
be Justice Department to in-
'LO leader Yasir Arafat
for the murder in 1973 of Cleo
Noel, U.S. Ambassador to the
Sudan, and his Charge d'Af-
fairs, George Moore. There are
reports that the U.S. has tapes
and other information that the
terrorists did not murder the
two diplomats in Khartoum
until they received a coded
message from the PLO head-
quarters in Beirut where
Arafat was at the time.
The effort was begun by
Charles Lichenstein, a former
Deputy U.S. Ambassador to
the United Nations, who is
now a senior fellow at the
Washington-based conser-
vative think-tank, the
Heritage Foundation. He rais-
ed the issue with Attorney
General Edwin Meese.
The American Israel Public
Affairs Committee has been
distributing information about
the issue. Noting Arafat's role
in worldwide terrorism, an
AIPAC spokesman said, "You
can't have a serious anti-terror
policy without dealing with the
top figures."
The latest to join the effort is
the National Jewish Coalition
whose chairman, Richard Fox,
urged the Justice Department
"to act promptly." Fox noted
that Sen. William Armstrong
(R., Colo.), chairman of the
Senate Republican Policy
Committee, has written Meese
urging "a high priority to the
resolution of this case."
It is believed that if the U.S.
does indict Arafat it would im-
pede his ability to travel to
Western Europe and to other
countries friendly to the U.S.
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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 noon. Before lunch
each day at 11:30 a.m., a varie-
ty of special programs are of-
fered. Round-trip transporta-
tion is available. Reservations
for lunch and transportation
must be made in advance. Call
Carol or Lil at 689-7708 for in-
formation and/or reservations.
Following are the programs
scheduled through Jan. 3 at
11:30 a.m. in the Kosher Meal
Thursday, Dec. 26 Cur-
rent Events with Rose Dunsky
Friday, Dec. 27 Special
Senior Shabbot with Charles
Monday, Dec. 30 Games
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Dec. 31 New
Year's Party
Wednesday, Jan. 1 Closed
for New Year's
Thursday, Jan. 2 "Arm
Chair Travel" a slide
Friday, Jan. 3 Special
Senior Shabbot with Charles
Every Thursday afternoon
at 2 p.m. representatives from
different agencies will be "at
your service." If you have a
need to discuss a problem per-
taining to what we are offer-
ing, we invite you to stop in
and communicate on a one-to-
one basis with our visiting
agency representatives.
Jan. 2 Senior Employ-
ment Service and Senior
Aides The National Coun-
cil of Senior Citizens An
opportunity for senior adults
to obtain employment. No fee
Jan. 9 Legal Aid Society
of Palm Beach County A
representative will be
available to discuss your legal
needs (no wills to be
Jan. 16 Health Insurance
Assistance Edie Reiter
assists persons with filling out
insurance forms and answers
Jan. 23 Retired Senior
Volunteer Program Muriel
Barry explains about RSVP.
An opportunity to learn about
becoming a volunteer.
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. Save
these days. More information
regarding costs, activities, and
transportation will be for-
thcoming. Don't miss this
"Great Happening." Call Nina
Stillerman for more
Paddle Queen Luncheon
Cruise Jan. 15, noon to 5:30
p.m. JCC members: $21; non-
members: $25. Reservations
and checks by Dec. 20. No
"KismefLuncheon and
Theater Party Feb. 13,
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. JCC
members: $22; non-members:
$25. Reservations and checks
by Jan. 13.
Oriental Express Lunch
and Card Party Feb. 25,
11:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Lunch
only: $6.75; Lunch and
Transportation: $8. Reserva-
tions and checks 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..
Thursday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m.-4
p.m. West Palm Beach
A day all older adults should
not miss. The JCC will have a
special display of our pro-
grams. Over 100 other agen-
cies/organizations and private
industry will also be
represented with displays.
There will be entertainment,
prizes, information and fun for
all. Stop at our table to say
Stress and Your Life
Joyce Hogan, RN; Instructor.
Thursdays, 1:30 p.m., Star-
ting Jan. 16. Learn personal
management, relationship,
outlook and physical stamina
skills to cope with everyday
stress of life and improve your
health and sense of well-being.
Writers Workshop Ruth
Graham, Instructor. Fridays,
1:30 p.m. starting Jan. 17. A
vital group of creative people
meet weekly to express
themselves in poetry and
Weight Control and Nutri-
tion "The Gangs' Weigh,"
Arthur Gang, Instructor.
Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. starting
Jan. 14. A simplified well plan-
ned program for those in-
terested in weight reduction
and weight control which is
beneficial to all, including
those with anemia, diabetes,
high cholesterol, gout, high
blood pressure, heart burn,
heart disease, high
triglycerides, etc.
There are no fees for the
above Palm Beach County
School Board Adult Education
classes. Participants are en-
couraged to make
Intermediate Ri^ ]
Series Al pf',dW
Wednesdays, 1:45 '
the latest bridge convenSj
and enjoy an afternoon
socializing. New serEV
weeks) begins on Jan 8^
SpeakersClub-.Mon 2:30 p.m. Enjoy CHJ
the art of public speaking '
group meets every La
Frances Sperber, president
Timely Topics -Monday.
moderator. Not a lectuJ
Stimulating and provocative
this is our eighth consecutivd
year. Come and participate.
Second Tuesday Council -.
12:30 p.m. A great planning
group that meets the Firstl
Tuesday each month. Special I
activities and trips are plann
ed. Call Sabina Gottschalk
chairperson at 683-0852 for|
further information.
where shopping is a pleasure 7days a week
Publix Bakeries open at 8:00 A.M.
AveMsbls at Publix Stores with
Fresh Danish Bakeries Only.
Rye or
Available) at FubHx Stores with
Fresh Danish Bakeries Only.
Coffee Cake
Available at PubMx Stores with
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Kaiser Rolls
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and Danish Bakeries.
Iced or Topped with Powdered Sugar
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December 26 thru January 1.1986.
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Available at Publix Stores with Freeh
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Bagelettes...............12 99*
Mini Danish................... ,. $3"
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Individual Danish..........3 for $1
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Friday, December 27, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
ioneer Women Hold Convention
z2*Z!*i Nme to Na'Amat UJS.A.
By SYLVIA SNYDER rierzog, primp
re,ident of Kinneret Shimon Peres Sneaker ifiE T*Z e,xtrava*an*a depicting
Chapter Knesset Shlomo ffiHel MJh! I t^J"**" a"d the
N.tional Board Member Lubelsky, GenenU SecrtSS C^ P,0neer Women d"r-
Southeaat Area of Na'amat and the S h* fe $?' 60 years- *
Na'amat Chairperson United States Ambassador to SS 5"2X back the IV" of
The 29th Biennial Conven- *, Thomas SdEmfaS 5fe^L*K5*
o n of Pioneer P8ed their gratitud? and ty f JerU8aIem-
praised Na'Amat's work
kmen/Na'amat, marking 60
of great achievement,
_ triumphant success not
r because it was held in the
of Israel, but also
use every session, every
had a very special
further strengthen our
J with our sister organiza-
i in Israel, the Convention
a resolution to change
name to NA'AMAT
5.A., thus combining
and resolve under
s banner one name.
array of speakers and
- individual messages and
etings to the delegates
lembled emphasized again
I again the important role
! organization plays in the
|relopment of Israel's
el's President Chaim
-------"* o "urn, con-
S?kandu!!?pon8e to the need>
of the children and youth and
to the many problems facing
Israel today. *
Beginning with a moonlight
ceremony at the Western Wall
and continuing for ten days
delegates felt the warm em-
brace of the people, marveled
at the progress of the country
which was evident every-
where, and rejoiced in see-
ing their work in action in the
big cities, in all the villages, in
the moshavim and in the kib-
butzim along the far flung
The delegates were honored
at a reception in the Knesset;
and were treated to a concert
by the Jerusalem Children's
Choir and Dance Group: They
were further enthralled by a
musical concert and a multi-
Participants at the Conven-
tion participated in the dedica-
tion of many new and
reconstructed buildings a
new cultural center, day care
centers, a community center
and dormitories for young
adults. s
The delegates also endorsed
progressive resolutions on
women's issues, combating
nuclear buildup, the eradica-
tion of racism and the abolition
of terrorism wherever it rears
its ugly head.
The delegates of Palm Beach
Council were President Rae
Hoff, financial secretary Jean
Weitz, Beersheba president
Blossom Cooper, Cypress
Lakes president Florence Kip-
pel, Hannah Spiegel, president
of Kinneret, Sylvia Snyder,
Freidel Fran, president of
Sharon, and Rose Winter of
the Golda Meir Chapter.
Among the 1,000 delegates at the 29th Biennial Convention of
Pioneer Women Na'amat were (seated) Cypress Lakes Presi-
dent Florence Kippel, Palm Beach Council Financial
Secretary Jean Weitz, Cypress Lakes Delegate Hannah
Spiegel and (standing) Beersheba President Blossom Cooper
and Rae Hoff, president of Palm Beach Council, Na'amat,
ADL Will Pay Legal Fees
Continued from Page 1

above are Scott Penner, Michael Adler, Matthew
t and Jeremy Adler, who recited the blessing before
ting the Menorah at the Community Chanukah Celebra-
, which was sponsored by the Jewish Community Center
imp Shalom Sunday, Dec. 8.
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rabbis pending an appeal of
their convictions was rejected
last Friday, according to Dan
Goldstein, an attorney for one
of the groups of rabbis con-
victed this month.
Goldstein, who is also chair-
man of the ADL's Baltimore
Law Committee, and Edward
Levin, acounterpart in the
ADL's D.C. office, will coor-
dinate the program to provide
the legal costs for arrested
protestors. This will be the
first time the committees
which include some 80 at-
torneys as members will be
involved in the defense of in-
dividuals facing criminal pro-
secution, Leavy said.
Leavy also indicated that the
committees will offer similar
services to anyone prosecuted
for demonstrating outside the
South African Embassy. None
of the hundreds of anti-
apartheid protestors arrested
to date has been prosecuted,
something which has pro-
mpted charges of "selective
prosecution' by the convicted
rabbis and their attorneys.
Two other groups of Soviet
Jewry protestors are schedul-
ed to be tried next month and
might also consider opting for
{'ail, although no decisions have
een made, according to
spokesmen for the
Washington Board of Rabbis.
Meanwhile, Jewish groups
are seeking to use the convic-
tion of the rabbis and the im-
prisonment of the five to
stimulate heightened Jewish
involvement in the Soviet
Jewry activist movement. He
said a telegram campaign has
been laucnhed to express sup-
port for the rabbis and their
cause to Attorney General Ed-
win Meese.
State and City Officials
Designate Anne Frank Day
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A joint statement was issued in
Miami and New York City an-
nouncing the opening of the inter-
national exhibition Anne Prank In
The World: 1929-1945.
The exhibition marks the 40th
anniversary of the death of Anne
Frank at Bergen Belsen. It was
opened on June 12, in New York
City and was honored with a joint
resolution in the United States
Created by the Anne Frank
Foundation of the Netherlands
and brought to the United States
by the American Friends of the
Anne Frank Center, the exhibi-
tion is currently touring Europe
and will tour a total of 30 cities
throughout the United States.
Metro Dade Mayor Steven
Clark designated Dec. 15 as
Anne Frank Day throughout the
county in honor of the opening of
the exhibition in Miami and of-
ficiated at opening ceremonies on
that date at the Main Library.
This was the occasion for a
benefit reception for the work of
the Anne Frank Center in the
United States.
Merle Saferstein, chairman of
the Anne Frank Exhibition Civic
Committee of Greater Miami, an-
nounced that city-wide educa-
tional activities surrounding the
exhibition and in cooperation with
Dade County Public Schools have
been underway for some months.
These include an art contest and
an essay contest on the theme of
Anne Frank's life and death.
In addition to local officials,
other national and international
dignitaries who participated in
"irpfeiiiHgi,wtivii;ys iHgmue"
Representative William Lehman,
Bauco van der Wal, International
Director of the Anne Frank Foun-
dation, Thomas Osborne,
Associate Director in the United
States, and Archbishop Edward
A public grand opening of the
exhibition took place on Tues-
day, Dec. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at
the Main Library.
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Tzedakah Fund Raises
Members of United
Synagogue Youth raised over
$153,000 for their Tikun 01am
(Building A Better World)
Tzedakah Program in 1984-85.
In announcing the results of
the 1984-85 Campaign, Jules
Gutin, Director of the pro-
gram, emphasized the key role
USY members play in all
aspects of the program. He
emphasized that the Tikun
Olam program is unique in that
the high school students make
all of the decisions regarding
the allocation of funds and the
structure of the program.
Under the current structure
of the program, 30 percent of
the funds collected are
distibuted to USY'ers in need
of financial aid for participa-
tion in USY Israel Pilgrimage,
the USY-on-Wheels Cross
Country Tour, and the Nativ
USY Year Program in Israel.
In 1985 over $45,000 in
scholarships were distributed
on a regional basis to USY
members in need of such
assistance. The guidelines for
the distribution of these
scholarships were determined
by the USY'ers themselves.
An additional 30 percent of
the funds are distributed to
Conservative movement pro-
grams in Israel. As in the past,
these funds were distributed
to Noar Mesorati, USY's sister
organization in Israel, and for
scholarships for rabbinical
students of the Jewish
Theological Seminary of
America who spend the year
studying at the Seminary's
Jerusalem Campus at Neve
In the coming year some of
these funds will also be used
for a special outreach program
at the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem sponsored by the
Jerusalem Center for Conser-
vative Judaism. The operating
expenses of the Tikun Olam
Program also come from the
The final 40 percent is divid-
ed amongst a list of 60 Jewish
organizations and institutions
throughout the world. In order
to be included on this list, the
recipient must be approved by
a committee of USY Board
Memltere from all parts of
North America. Every USY
Chapter has the right to
allocate 40 percent of its con-
tribution to one or more of
these recipients. Local needs
are also emphasized. As a
result, a chapter may choose to
allocate funds to a local Jewish
organization or institution in
need of their support.
Close to $10,000 was
allocated by the USY'ers in
1984-85 to aid in the rescue
and resettlement of Ethiopian
Jews. Another major recipient
was Maon Latinok, a residen-
tial facility for children with
Down's Syndrome, located in
Ramat Gan.
David Kaye, of Westlake
Village, California, the USY
Social Action/Tikun Olam vice-
president, emphasized the
sense of purpose with which
the USY members approach
their Tzedakah Program.
"When the allocations Com-
mittee meets each fall, they
grapple with serious questions
of Tzedakah priorities as they
distribute thousands of dollars
to those in need."
David Stern, of Atlanta,
Georgia, International USY
President, was proud of USY's
accomplishments through its
Tzedakah Program. "Since
1956 when USY first embark-
ed upon its Tzedakah efforts,
USY members have raised
over 1.8 million dollars for
Tzedakah. It's quite possible
that we will reach the two
million dollar mark at the con-
clusion of 1986." Stern went
on to emphasize the educa-
tional value of the Tzedakah
program which publishes a
broad variety of educational
materials related to the Jewish
value of Tzedakah.
USY to Hold 35th
International Convention
Over 1200 USY members
and advisors gathered in
Toronto, Canada for the 35th
annual International Conven-
tion of United Synagogue
Youth. The Convention, which
began on Sunday, Dec. 22, and
concluded on Thursday, Dec.
26, was held at the Skyline
USY, the high school af-
filiate of the United
Synagogue of America, has
over 20,000 members in over
450 Conservative congrega-
tions throughout North
A major portion of the Con-
vention was devoted to classes
on this year's theme, "The
More Torah, the More Life."
USY members explored the
value of Jewish study through
a special text developed by Dr.
Steven M. Brown, headmaster
of the Solomon Schechter Day
School of Philadelphia,
Major speakers at the Con-
vention included Gerda
Weissman Klein, the noted
author and lecturer. Mrs.
Klein spoke to the USY
delegates about her ex-
periences during Holocaust at
a special session devoted to
this topic. Other guests includ-
ed Mr. Franklin D. Kreutzer of
Miami, president of the United
Synagogue of America; and
Rabbi Benjamin Z. Kreitman,
executive vice president of the
United Synagogue.
Rabbi Paul Freedman the
Director of USY introduced
the convention theme at the
opening session on Sunday and
inducted the new members of
the Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Hr "> i **-
Pictured at a recent Temple Israel State of Israel Bonds
Champagne Sapper honoring Morton and Bette Gilbert are
(left to right) guest speaker Reverend Frank Eiklor, co-chair
of Palm Beach County State of Israel Bonds; Stanley Bren-
ner; honorees Betty and Morton Gilberg; and spiritual leader
of Temple Israel, Rabbi Howard Shapiro. The Gilberts receiv-
ed the coveted Lion of Judah Award from the State of Israel.
Honor Society on Monday.
Aside from classes, conven-
tion delegates participated in
leadership workshops and
committee meetings. Evening
programs included a carnival
and Jewish musical entertain-
ment. The USY members also
had the opportunity to spend a
day seeing the sights of
A highlight of the conven-
tion took place at the closing
ceremonies on Thursday. At
that time the delegates will
have the opportunity to par-
ticipate in the dedication of
one of the famous
Westminster Torahs. These
Torah Scrolls, originally con-
fiscated by the Nazis during
World War II, are now housed
and repaired at the
Westminster Synagogue in
London, England. They are
distributed on permanent loan
to synagogues and schools
throughout the world. USY
has been given the unique
privilege of obtaining one of
these Torah Scrolls on perma-
nent loan. The dedication
ceremonies will symbolize the
commitment of today's Jewish
youth to remembering the
Holocaust, and preserving a
commitment to Torah study.
Jules Gutin, USY Conven-
tion director, indicated that
holding the annual convention
in Toronto represents USY's
ongoing commitment to
outreach. Unlike many other
national and international con-
ventions, the USY Convention
is held in a different city each
year. In 1986, the 36th annual
Convention will be held in San
Jose, California.
Raoul Wallenberg
Senate has approved legislation to
name a street in front of the soon-
to-be built U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum as "Raoul
Wallenberg Place" in honor of the
Swedish diplomat who saved some
100.000 Jews in Hungary during
The naming of the street was in
an amendment to the District of
Columbia Appropriation Bill in-
troduced by Sen. Carl Levin (D.
Mich.). The House took similar ac-
tion earlier this year. Levin said it
was "appropriate" that the street
be named for Wallenberg, "a man
who saved so many from the hor-
ror of the Holocaust."
Religious Directory
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:15 p.m. and SatuH
a.m. at The Jewish Community Day School, 5801 Parker5?"
West Palm Beach. Mailing address: 573V Okeechobee Blvrf \*
Palm Beach 33409. Phone 478-2922. Rabbi Howard J ii
Hazzan Israel Barzak.
West Palm Beach 33409. Phone 684-3212. Rabbi Isaac 1
Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily: 8:30 a.m. and 5 sn
Friday: 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. and a late service at 8:15 p m foil
by Oneg Shabbat. Saturday: 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m., Mincha follow^
Sholosh Suedos.
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586.9/
Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin, Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday i
a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 on
Saturday 9 a.m. p'
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd W*
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser Dai
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services daily. Call the temple f
times. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m., 5 D n
Mincha followed by Sholosh Suedos.
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach L
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. President Mm]
Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 am
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road. Palm Beach Garden.
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor EarlJJ
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm .
33407. Phone 833-0339. Cantor Elaine Shapiro. Sabbath ser_
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 Wor
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cant
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday 8:15 a.n
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Gk
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: Lions Club, 700 Camelia Dr., Roy
Palm Beach. Mailing address: PO Box 104, 650 Royal Palm BlvdJ
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.mj
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Seymour Friedman. Phone 793-9122.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Pain
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Rabbi Dr. Morris Silberman, Can-I
tor Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday|
and holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beachl
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin, Cantor David Dar|
dashti. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
Abraham: 3257 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. 287-8833. Mail f
ing Address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and first Saturday of each month 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: Century Village, West Palml
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.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce. FL
33450. Phone 461-7428.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960, mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961.2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: at Wellington Elementary School.
13000 Paddock Dr., West Palm Beach. Mailing address: P.O. Box
17008, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Friday services 8:15 pnv_
Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Ph"
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantorial Soloist
Susan Weisa. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall. 4000 Washington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rat*
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471 1526

e News
Candle lighting Time
Dec. 27 -5:16 p.m.
Jan. 3 5:23 p.m.
Sisterhood will hold its
meeting on Monday,
6, 9:45 a.m. and its In-
ation Meeting on Tuesday,
[ 21 at 1 p.m. There will be
Tuesday, Jan. 14 at
., Sisterhood will meet.
! speaker will be Mr. Buck
_aird, Director of Public
htions at WPTV-Channel 5,
i Beach's own TV station.
fa are all looking forward
ur delightful weekend at
egency Spa on March 18,
120 and 21 at $145 per per-
il. If a bus is reauired it will
[slightly higher. Deposits are
being accepted. Contact
ftty Roth or Miriam
Congregation and
erhood are planning to
ethe First Seder, April 23.
) the date open and we will
In celebrate and enjoy
her. It will be $28 per
son. For reservations,
i contact Aaron and Tillie
uen, Betty Roth or Bess
pisterhood is plannng a Deli
Bcheon Card Party on Jan.
noon. Tickets are now
lilable. Please contact
da Katz, Sally Reiser or
ilyn Grunin. There will be
for prizes.
Ifanple Israel Shabbat Ser-
m- Friday, Dec. 27 will be
Jvoted to College
tior to the service col-
ates have been invited to
Shabbat dinner with
bi Howard Shapiro and
) other. ,
Following the dinner, Tem-
college students will
npate in the Shabbat
evening service, conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro.
After the service there will
be a special Oneg Shabbat pro-
gram for which the entire con-
gregation and community is in-
vited. Dr. Barry Gross, pro-
fessor at Michigan State
University, will present an il-
lustrated lecture, entitled,
"Jews and the Movies." This
history of Jewish life per-
formers touches on such sub-
jects as immigration, assimila-
tion, McCarthyism and Israel.
This informative composite
picture of the Jewish ex-
perience reveals both the
Americanization of Jews, and
more surprisingly, the Judaiza-
tion of America.
Temple Israel is looking for-
ward to welcoming all our
young collee people and Dr.
Gross to this special Shabbat.
Rabbi Joel Levine will speak
on "The Concept of Blessing in
Judaism" during Temple
Judea Friday evening Ser-
vices, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. at St.
Catherine's Cultural Center.
Cantor Anne Newman will
chant the music.
Rabbi Levine will explain
through an examination of our
Biblical and Rabbinic tradition
how and where blessings can
be bestowed and how blessings
can be transmitted from one
person to another person as
well as from one generation to
the next. In an age often filled
with anxiety and tension, the
beautiful tradition of family
members bestowing blessings
to other family members needs
to be revived as a spiritual way
of enhancing life.
Saturday morning services
for Temple Judea will be on
Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Elks
BPO Lodge no. 2069, U.S. No.
1, North Palm Beach. The ser-
vice is open to the congrega-
tion and community.
B'nai Mitzvah
I David Skalka will become
Mitzvah at Temple Judea,
iay, Dec. 27. David will be
*inned with Evgeny
Jolchanova of Moscow. He
receive his twinning cer-
ate from Doug Kleiner,
urperson of the Temple's
oal Action Committee. The
i family will sponsor the
fneg Shabbat. David's
'ents, Jerome and Dena
Wka are founding members
'Temple Judea.
I Rick Meltzer will become
Y Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec.
U a.m. at Temple Judea.
Services will be held at the
Elks BPO Lodge No. 2069,
U.S. No. 1, North Palm Beach.
Rabbi Joel Levine and Cantor
Anne Newman will officiate.
Ruth Streinerof Royal Palm
Beach was Bat Mitzvah the
weekend of Dec. 20 at Temple
Beth Zion. Her husband Jack,
of 54 years, children and
grandchildren were in atten-
dance. Ruth was formerly
president of the Tamar
Chapter of Hadassah, is a
member of Women s
American ORT, and both she
and her husband are active in
Temple Beth Zion.
gjjday, Decemberj7^985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Bar Mitzvah Receives
Telegram From Soviet Twin
On Thursday, December
5, Mark Saiontz, who
became a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, December 7, at
Temple Israel, received a
telegram from his Soviet
twin Eli Fabricant. The
message read, "Best
wishes for Bar Mitzvah
and Hanukah. Be strong
and devoted."
Marc's real-life twin
brother Greg, who was
also called to the Torah for
his Bar Mitzvah that day,
did not hear from his
Soviet twin.
ZOA President Hails Zionism Resolution
Alleck Resnick, president of
the Zionist Organization of
America, in a report on
Christian-Zionist relations to
ZOA's administration board,
hailed a resolution on Zionism
passed last month at the Pan-
American Conference on
Catholic-Jewish Relations.
Meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil,
the Conference adopted an ac-
tion program implicit in a
series of several resolutions,
one dealing specifically with
Said Resnick, "The ZOA was
a pioneer in Christian-Zionist
dialogue, with the first ever
held here in ZOA House in
September, 1984. Therefore,
to see this Pan-American
resolution acknowledging
'that Zionism and expres-
sion of the everlasting yearn-
ing of the Jewish people for its
liberation and its return to
Zion, the land of its origins
does not carry the stain of
despotism or racism but is
Rabbi Sherman to Receive
Brotherhood Award
Murray Weinman, executive
chairman of The Brotherhood
Committee of the Palm
Beaches, has announced that
Rabbi Alan Sherman, Chaplain
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and direc-
tor of its Community Relations
Council, will be honored with a
Man of the Year Brotherhood
Award at a luncheon-
convocation at the Royce
Hotel on Wednesday,
February 5.
Also receiving brotherhood
awards will be Rev. Learie J.
Alford, Pastor of the Roanoke
Baptist Church, and Rev.
Allen Hollis, Pastor of Union
Congregational Church.
According to Mr. Weinman,
the Brotherhood Committee is
dedicated to promoting
understanding, co-operation
and harmony among all
religions, races and ethnic
"This year's award
ceremony will highlight the
understanding and mutual
respect that Rabbi Sherman
and the other leaders have
been so instrumental in pro-
Area Deaths
Richard. 79. of Sanshaw J. 385, Boca Raton.
Services in Hollis NY. Riverside Guardian
Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Mil, of 4824 Fountains Drive,
Lake Worth. Riverside Guardian
Funeral Home, West Palm
Irving, 81, of 7522 Ace Road N. Lake
Worth. Services in Forest Hills, N.Y.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
Sally 79, of 2300 N.E. First Lane,
Boyn'ton Beach. Riverside Guardian
Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Funeral in Forest Hills, N.Y.
Murray, 75. of Delray Beach
Menorah Gardens and Pun*
Chapels. West Palm Beach. Funeral
in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Joseph. 77. of Kings Point, Delray
Beach. Beth Israel-Rubin Family
Protection Plan Chapel, Delray
Beach. Graveside service.
Myer. 84. of 3546 S. Ocean Blvd.
South Palm Beach. Riverside Uiar
dian Funeral Home. Wert Palm
Beach. Funeral in Brookline, Mass.
Gertrude, 81.of Kings Point. Delray
ilach! Beth Israel-Rubin "
Protection Plan Chapel.
moting over
the years," said
rather the motivating force
behind the survival of the
Jewish people' passed as part
of the Conference action pro-
gram, is tremendously gratify-
ing to us."
"ZOA", he said, "is continu-
ing its Christian-Zionist
Dialogue program under the
aegis of the Jacob Goodman
Institute, with a dialogue in
Long Island planned for March
and another for Baltimore in
May. We are pleased with the
importance our Christain
friends have placed on these
discussions about Zionism and
its meaning to the Jewish peo-
ple," Resnick concluded.
(hanukah at Beth David's newly-opened preschool is a
festive occasion. Shown lighting the Chanukah candles are
Gregory Thomas, Adam Steinberg, Alexis Wolfson, school
administrator Fran Miller, Brandie Fearer and Gabriel Stern.
The children are learning to identify with their Jewish
heritage and are having fun at the same time. Presently,
classes are small, so it is a good time to enroll. Call the temple
office for more information.
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Page 20 The Jewish Florichan of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 27, 1985
Midrasha RetreatA Joyous Jewish Experience
The thought of "school" on
the weekend would make most
teachers and students tremble,
but for the 26 students and
seven staff members from the
Midrasha Judaica High School
who spent the weekend of
December 13-15 at a retreat at
the Ocean Breeze Hotel on
Singer Island, the experience
was not only painless but ex-
ceptionally rewarding.
"The enthusiasm and ruach
that permeated those two days
was extraordinary," said Ann
Lynn Lipton, director of the
Jewish Education Department
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, which
sponsored and partially sub-
sidized the retreat.
Beginning with the Friday
night Shabbat service, led by
the student participants, all
the weekend's events em-
bodied the retreat's theme of
dedication and commitment to
Jewish life and values.
At dinner Friday night the
spirit was evident as the group
spontaneously sang Hebrew
songs in the hotel dining room.
"No one was inhibited, and
everyone was proud," Ms. Lip-
ton said. "Shabbat and dinner
helped set an upbeat tone for
the entire weekend."
That same evening, Sally
Fox, actress, entertainer and
Jewish educator, had groups of
students pretend that they
were social workers and
psychologists charged with
helping various "clients," who
were dramatized by Ms. Fox.
Sally portrayed Philip, a
The warm friendship and camaraderie that permeated the
Midrasha Retreat weekend is depicted above.
soon-to-be Bar Mitzvah boy
from a home with an alcoholic
father. She then transformed
herself into Emilia, a
stereotypical "nerd" who was
lured into the Jews for Jesus
cult by their promises of
"love." Fox's next character
was a college "druggie" for
whom life nad no meaning
beyond having fun. Then Ms.
Fox aged to become an
80-year-old grandfather who
had made aliyah to Israel. Ms.
Fox lastly dramatized an anti-
Semitic Ku Klux Klan member
and a little girl who had seen
her sister murdered and lost
faith in G-d.
The "social worker"
students were quite aroused
by these true-to-life
"Sally Fox's characters not
JNF Creates Lake In Negev
Timna Valley Park, located
at King Solomon's ancient cop-
per m:r.QS in Israel's Negev
desert, is now the site of a
man-made recreational lake.
The lake is part of a multi-
million dollar Jewish National
Fund recreational project to
increase tourism and benefit
Israel's economy.
Timna Valley, 15 miles north
of Eilat, stretches across
17,500 acres of dolomite and
limestone cliffs surrounded by
deep ravines. The surrounding
parkland has been partially
developed by JNF, and
thousands of visitors come
from throughout the work) to
experience the unique ar-
chaeology, rare rock forma-
tions, and opportunities for
walking and hiking.
Avrum M.Chudnow, a
Milwaukee lawyer and land
developer, pledged one million
dollars for the development of
the four-acre lake, which has
been built for boating, swimm-
ing, fishing and other water
sports. The lake is equipped
with a pier and will include an
island planted with vegetation.
It features a two-acre swimm-
ing pool, filling 9,000 cubic feet
and excavated to a depth at tax
Chudnow's sift to the State
of Israel is the largest con-
tribution ever made to a JNF
project, said Dr. Samuel I.
Cohen, executive vice presi-
dent of JNF of America, the
organization responsible for
afforestation and land
reclamation in Israel.
Chudnow is chairman of the
board of JNF's National
Leadership Council, a driving
force behind the creation of
the Timna Valley Park. He
Timna Valley Park, 15 miles north of Eilat, now boasts a four-
acre lake which can be used for boating, swimming, fishing
and other water sports.
predicts that Timna Valley
Park will be "the Yellowstone
Park of Israel."
"It will be an active ingre-
dient in the development of the
Negev," he adds, "providing
employment and help for the
economy." He stresses that
development of the Negev is
essential to the Jewish state's
future since two-thirds of the
land of Israel is in the Negev.
JNF's development of the
park is a major land reclama-
tion feat JNF engineers and
worSveUingm^forpublic Lower Than Tallied
buildings, preparing hiking
and walking trails, construc-
ting observation points at ar-
chaeological sites, and plan-
ting trees for shading and
wind breaking. Future plans
include the restoration of ar-
chaeological sites, the creation
of picnic areas and overnight
camp facilities, and the con-
struction of a visitor's center
with a museum, theater,
restaurant, and exhibition hall.
Partners with JNF in this
project are the Eilat Regional
Council and the Israel Govern-
ment Tourist Authority. JNF
is responsible for the planning
and investment, and the Eilat
Regional Council for
maintenance. The agencies are
confident that the steadily
growing tourist enterprise will
attract an estimated 250,000
visitors annually.
Emigre Figures
Three hundred and thirty
thousands Jews have emigrated
from Israel since the establish
ment of the State, according to a
report presented to the Cabinet
recently by Absorption Minister
Yaacov Tsur. These figures are
substantially lower than previous
estimates of between 500,000 and
- -- I "mm1
only confronted the kids with
major issues in Jewish life, but
they also raised sub issues and
provoked many feelings and
questions that each person had
to deal with individually,"
noted Ms. Lipton.
During a "songfest" led by
Yaacov Sassi, the room
vibrated with enthusiasm as
spontaneous dancing broke out
amongst the participants.
The inclement weather
didn't dampen any spirits the
following morning when the
planned Shabbat-on-tne-beach
service was moved indoors.
With everyone sitting in a
circle, Rabbi Howard Shapiro
of Temple Israel led the ser-
vice with the help of Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum, assistant to
Ms. Lipton and cantor at Tem-
ple Beth Torah.
Rabbi Howard Shapiro led a morning Shabbat service at i
Midrasha Retreat using a Torah scroll form his U.S.
Chaplain's kit.
Rabbi Shapiro recalled his
days as Army Chaplain during
the Vietnam War, using his
Chaplain's kit, complete with
miniature Torah scroll and kid-
dush cup, during the service.
Another highlight of the
morning service was the par-
ticipation of everyone in a
discussion of the weekend's
personal significance. Many
students stated that they had
learned a lot, and more impor-
tantly that they were feeling a
unique camaraderie and spirit
from being so immersed in
things Jewish.
"It was interesting how the
teacher/student barriers were
crumbling throughout the
weekend," observed Ms. Lip-
ton. "We were simply a group
of Jewish people who enjoyed
being with one another."
After Shabbat services, Sal-
ly Fox conducted a par-
ticipatory workshop which
focused on the idea of commit-
ment and referred back to the
previous evening's activities.
After lunch, everyone took
Cin a Biblical treasure
;. Teams of five used clues
from the Bible to Jocateten
places in the hotel and on t
beach. After a period of I
time, a Havdalah service,.
conducted by Rabbi j]
Chazin of Temple Emanu-I
the last Chanukah candle
lit, and gifts were exchang
On Sunday morning m
the staff held private meetin
with each student to disci
commitment, all the you.
people who attended signed j
"Action Pledge." which coj
mitted them to invoJ
themselves to some new foi
of Jewish action in 1986, ui
the Jewish Education Dep
ment as a resource.
"Visiting the Moril
Geriatric Center durinl
Jewish holidays, lighting Sh_
bat candles at home every Fij
day, volunteering for Su,.
Sunday and attending servic
regularly were some of tl
pledges made," said Mi,
The Midrasha retre
eluded with a friendship arcW
which symbolized the soiidar
ty and unity among Jewis
people of all ages in all times.1
Emanu-El Arts
Series To
Begin '86 Season
n2f k19!? Tfnple Emanu-El Arts Festival series, sow
sorea Dy tbe Adult Education Committee, begins on Sun-
oay, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. with an evening of song, humo^
PalirfSS*" M Min* **"* ** Sho8hana Ron P61*0
'KwJ Clfsici Sroup of chamber musicians will present
* anuliar Chamber Music" on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. the Arts Festival
presents an evening of Jewiah humor with Emil Cohen.
*2t*ZLS2* Fe8tval event is scheduled for Sunday,
SZi^tuS &m"when "The Liht Ahead-"an extraor'
unary Yiddish film produced in 1939 will be shown.

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