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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January 3, 1986
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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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"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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Treasury Study Says
Economic Recovery Plan Showing Results
government's economic
recovery plan is beginning to
show results. It has already
had a strong impact on infla-
tion, exports are up, imports
are down and there is renewed
public confidence in the
economy overall, according to
a background report released
by the Treasury recently.
The inflation rate is declin-
ing for the first time in recent
years, the report noted. The
monthly rate is down from a 15
Dercent average to an average
of 3-4 percent. In October the
inflation rate increased by just
one half of one percent.
Private consumption was
down by 1.1 percent for the
first half of 1985, the Treasury
says, and was expected to drop
by three percent by year's end.
The government has pared its
budget. Subsidies for basic
foods and services have been
cut. Vacant iobs have not been
filled. Fuel and electricity
prices have gone down for the
first time in 20 years. The four
percent reduction in the cost of
fuel may lead to a $60 million
increase in the gross national
product as a result of lower
production costs.
Imports have declined six
percent, mainly appliances and
luxury goods, the Treasury
reported. Exports were up by
seven percent for the year. In
October industrial exports
were 31.7 percent higher than
in October of the previous
The controversial $300 per
capita travel tax imposed dur-
ing the summer months has
had spectacular results,
leading to substantial savings
for foreign currency. Accor-
ding to the Treasury report, 48
percent fewer Israelis went
abroad last July than in July,
1984. This translates into an
annual figure of 288,400 fewer
Israelis spending badly needed
dollars overseas.
The report, entitled "The
Economic Turnaround," main-
tains that public confidence
has been buoyed as a result of
the government's economic
policies. The private sector no
longer sees a need to invest in
foreign currency as a hedge
against inflation. The black
market rate is low and foreij
currency reserves are on tne
rise after months of decline.
Missile Crisis Could
Lead to Confrontation
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin believes that the
elements of a serious con-
frontation between Israel
and Syria exist as a result of
Syria's recent deployment
of Soviet-made SAM-2
surface-to-air missiles along
its border with Lebanon
which abuts the Bekaa
The Defense Minister outlined a
scenario that could lead to escala-
tion and conflict, in an address to
Israel Defense Force officer
cadets. Speaking at a Labor Party
seminar in Tel Aviv, Rabin
disclosed that Israel has warned
Syria that the SAM-2s on its
border could lead to conflict. He
said the warning was conveyed to
Damascus through the U.S.
HE DENIED reports that
Israel had apologized to Syria,
through the U.S., for shooting
down two Syrian jets last month,
in the course of which Israeli
warplanes briefly entered Syrian
air space. Israeli officials are
reported to have conceded that
this had been an error and asked
Washington to bring that view to
the attention to Damascus. But
according to Rabin, there was no
error. He said the Syrian MIGs
were downed when they
presented an aggressive posture
toward Israel aircraft flying
routine reconnaissance flights
over Lebanon. It was a split-
second decision by the local com-
mander with which he fully con-
curred, Rabin said.
The Defjense Minister noted that
within days of the incident, the
Syrians moved SAM-6 and SAM-8
anti-aircraft missiles into eastern
Lebanon and SAM -2s to the bor-
der. The former were withdrawn
a day or so later, but the SAM-2s
remain and pose a threat, he said.
U.S. To Push For Conference
Palm Beach Division WiU Lead To Direct Israel-Jordan Talks
Inaugurates '86 Campaign
Hosts Ralph and Helen Biernbaum greeted guest speaker Irv-
ing Bernstein, past execmitve vice-chairman of United Jewish
Appeal, during a recent Palm Beach Division cocktail recep-
tion on Tuesday, Dec. 17. (See story and photos on Page 3 and
Campaign News... page 3
Chaplain Aides Seminar... page 5
A Promise for the Future... page 6
Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Our Jewish
Community... pages 10 and 11
Jewish Feminism Reaches Bar Mitzvah
Year., .page 13
Israel's Spy Problems... page 14
The Transformation of Jesse Helms... page 17
The Reagan Administration
will try over the next few
weeks to get Israel and Jordan
to agree on the conditions for
an international conference
that will lead to direct negotia-
tions between the two coun-
tries, according to a senior ad-
ministration official.
"I think that a large
measure of agreements exists
already on some of the main
points," the official said in
briefing reporters on what he
said was a year of "incremen-
tal" process in the Middle East
peace process during 1985.
"It's now our job to try to
work and fill in the gaps," he
said. But, he stressed, "we
continue to view direct
negotiations between the par-
ties as the only productive way
to go. An international con-
ference is acceptable to us, but
only as an event that would
lead to direct negotiations bet-
ween the parties."
The official denied that this
was a change in U.S. policy
since the Administration had
earlier rejected King Hus-
sein's demand for an interna-
tional conference which would
include the five permanent
members of the United Na-
tions Security Council. He said
Administration spokesmen
had used the words interna-
tional ''auspices,"
"framework," and "context"
as a "signal" that the U.S. had
no specific idea on how the
conference should be shaped.
"Whatever promises to lead
to successful direct negotia-
tions is, obviously, our prefer-
red choice," he said. "We
recognize that whatever is
agreed upon has got to meet
the political needs of the par-
ties involved."
The official continued to rule
out a Soviet role in the peace
Process. He said up to now the
oviets "have excluded
themselves" by not having
diplomatic relations with
Israel and supporting
elements in the Arab world op-
posed to the peace process.
The official maintained that
both Israel and Jordan have
agreed on the international
Continued on Page 18

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 3, 1986
Moskowitz To Chair
Village Royale Campaign
Kick-Off Event Set For Jan. 12
Arnold L. Lampert, general
chairman of the 1986 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Ap-
peal Campaign, has announced
that, for the tenth consecutive
year, Al Moskowitz will chair
the campaign at Village
Royale on the Green.
Bill Wertheim, who assisted
Mr. Moskowitz last year, will
X'n co-chair the campaign
The 1986 Village Royale on
the Green kickoff event will be
a special presentation on Israel
to be held on Sunday, Jan. 12
at 9:30 a.m. Dora Roth, an
Israeli Holocaust survivor, will
be the guest speaker.
"We are expecting an ex-
cellent turnout again this
year," said Chairman
Moskowitz. "Dora Roth is a
very eloquent speaker whose
experience and insight will be
of interest to everyone."
After a very sucessful event
last year, Mr. Moskowitz is
looking forward to even
greater support for Jews here
and in Israel from the
residents at Village Royale on
the Green.
"Our goal this year is to
raise $40,000, which would
represent a 27 percent in-
crease over last year's totals,"
Moskowitz said.
A native New Yorker who
taught health and physical
education for 35 years, Mr.
Moskowitz is very active in
B'nai B'rith International and
the Men's Club of Temple Beth
Sholom, and he has devoted
much time and energy to the
annual Israel Bonds drive.
Having coached soccer and
football, and having owned
and managed a summer camp
in Pennsylvania, Moskowitz
has taken his boundless
physical energy and channeled
it into his work for the
Al Moskowitz
Mr. Wertheim, who lived in
Israel from 1935 to 1946,
spends half of each year in
Rochester, New York and half
the year at Village Royale on
the Green. A concerned and in-
volved member of the Jewish
community wherever he is,
Wertheim has campaigned for
Federation/UJA and Israel
Bonds in both communities.
Guest speaker Dora Roth is a
vibrant, optimistic Israeli born
in Poland to a family commit-
ted to Zionism. After her
father was killed by the Nazis,
she and her family were con-
fined to a ghetto until 1943,
when they were all sent to
Stuhof, one of the most
notorious extermination
camps. After her liberation
and recovery, she emigrated to
Israel in 1952.
Assisting Moskowitz and
Wertheim are eight building
captains who have been
dedicated campaign
volunteers for ten years or
more: Ed Brandt, Ethel and
Lou Flaum, Fannie Madwed,
Betty and William Marx,
Laina Temchin and Hilda /.ell.
Other building captains
engaged in organizing the
campaign are Lester Rost,
Bill Wertheim
Don't Forget
The Lion of Judah Committee and the Women's Division
Executive Board would like to remind the women in our
Jewish community that the highlight event of the year, a
High Tea featuring Dr. Sabi Shabtai as guest speaker, will
take place on Thursday, January 9 at 3 p.m. at the home of
Mrs. Sidney Kohl in Palm Beach, for women who make a
minimum $5,000 commitment to the 1986 Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County/United Jewish Appeal Women's
Division campaign.
Mollie Fittennan, President
Carol Greenbaum, Campaign Vice President
Sheila Engelstein, co-chair
Shirley Leibow, co-chair
v Dorothy Kohl, hostess
Ruth Berman
Joan Buncher
Julie Cummings
Jackie Eder
Ruthe Eppler
Thelma Gibbs
Jeanne Glasser
Esther Gruber
Mildred Hecht-Wohlgemuth
Helen Hoffman
Marilyn Katz
Irene Kornhauser
Marilyn Lampert
Jeanne Levy
Eileen Nickman
Marva Perrin
Corky Ribakoff
Berenice Rogers
Dr. Norma Schulman
Dr. Elizabeth Shulman
Helen Sodowick
Ruth Wilensky
Dora Roth
Jack Schwartzberg, Eve and
Joe Sewall, Gertrude and Dave
Shepard and Nat Weinshel.
Campaign workers who will
be assisting the building cap-
tains and who have con-
tributed ten or more years of
loyal service are Ann Bein,
Dorothy Cole, Rose
Greenberg, Malvina and Irving
Guttman, Roz Kuperman,
Anne Levy and Louis Rassner.
Other committed workers
who will help with the cam-
paign effort at Village Royale
on the Green are Esther
Baker, Muriel Dumas, Louise
Egalka, Ben Eisen, Ruth
Frank, Edith Freund, Ruth
Gottehrer, Frank Kamins, Min
Kaperowsky, Matty Kaplan,
Continued on Page 18
News in Brief

Travel Agen^
Held For Cott^Mtig
To Smuggle Explosives
Into West Bank
NEWARK (UJA) An Egyptian-born travel agency
owner living in Jersey City was arrested there by U.S.
Customs agents recently on charges of conspiring to smug-
gle 150 pounds of explosives to a member of the PLO in the
West Bank. The suspect, Sultan Ibrahim El Gawli, a
47-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen and owner of the
Sultan Travel Agency, was scheduled to be arraigned in
Federal Court here on charges of murder for hire, dealing
in explosives, and their exportation, without a license,
and conspiracy, according to a U.S. Customs
spokesperson, Michael Kaufman.
Kaufman said that Gawli attempted to buy 150 pounds of
C-4 explosives, produced in the United States for military
purposes, plus 100 blasting caps and remote electrical
detonating devices with a 500-yard range, for $25,000, and
a gun with a silencer for $1,500.
Visit To Israel
By A Cardinal Seen
As Sign Of Possible Improvement
Of Vatican-Israel Relationship
JERUSALEM (JTA) Roger Cardinal Etchegaray,
president of the Pontifical Commission for Justice and
Peace at the Vatican, was the recipient of the first
Ladislaus Laszt International Ecumenical Award for his
contribution to "mutual understanding between religions."
The visit by a Cardinal to Israel, a rare occurence, raised
speculation that ties between Israel and the Vatican may
soon be improved. The Vatican has yet to establish
diplomatic relations with the Jewish State.
The award ceremonies were held recently at Ben Gurion
University of the Negev in Beersheba, attended by
dignitaries from Israel and abroad. In his acceptance
speech, the French-born Cardinal referred to the synod of
bishops in 1983, where he proposed reconciliation between
Christians and Jews. He acknowledged that the road was
painful, but necessary.
Colombian Jews Turn
To U.S. And Israel
For Help in Housing Volcano Victims
NEW YORK (JTA) The Jewish community of Col-
ombia has appealed to the Jews of the United States for
help with "Bricks for Colombia," a project of self-help
housing for people made homeless by the volcano that
buried the town of Armero, according to an announcement
made here by Dr. Saul cohen, executive vice presi-
dent of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
"Since the cost of the project, an estimated $500,000, is
beyond the means of the small Colombian Jewish communi-
ty, they have turned to the Jewish communities of North
America and Israel for help," said Cohen.
"The "Bricks for Colombia' project," he added, "will con-
sist of a brick factory located on high ground between the
towns of Lerida and Guayabal, where the survivors of
Armero will build new homes. The factory will employ 200
people for a period of at least ten months, producing an
estimated five million bricks. These will be supplied free to
the homeless families."
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Store Hours:
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All purchases help support and benefit
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Friday, January 3, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Friedman, Schnitt to Co-Chair Fountains Campaign
Dr. Jerome W. Lorber, chair
of the 1986 Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County-United
Jewish Appeal campaign at
The Fountains, has announced
that Dorothy Friedman and
Albert Schnitt have been nam-
ed co-chairs of The Fountains
drive for their fourth con-
secutive year.
Highlighting the campaign
this year will be two events
the Special Gifts Cocktail Par-
ty to be held on Thursday, Jan.
16 at Fountain Hall and The
Fountains annual Federa-
tion/UJA Golf Tournament,
which will be played on Sun-
day, Jan. 26.
In announcing his co-chairs,
Dr. Lorber said, "The success
of The Fountains campaign in
the past can be attributed, in
part, to the hard work and
dedication of Dotty and Al,
who will continue as co-chairs.
We anticipate that this year
we will once again break all
previous records in
Al Schnitt has been active in
the Federation/UJA and Israel
Bonds campaign at The Foun-
tains for several years. He is a
past chairman and honoree of
the Israel Bonds campaign at
The Fountains, a member of
Temple Beth El in West Palm
Beach, and a member of the
Lake Worth Chapter of B'nai
Dotty Friedman, a native of
Westchester, N.Y. has been
active in The Fountains cam-
paign since its inception. She is
an organizer of the Women's
League for Israel and has par-
ticipated in numerous missions
to Israel.
Dr. Lorber also announced
other committee chairs. Bill
Schlossberg will chair the Golf
Tournament; Al Gruber and
Milt Kukoff will co-chair the
Special Gifts Committee; Ben
Silyerman will chair the Door
Prize Committee; Irving
Horowitz will handle the
publicity, and Dave Uchill will
serve as honorary chair.
Dorothy Friedman
Albert Schnitt
Poinciana Division To Launch Campaign Jan. 12
On Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2
p.m., the Poinciana Division of
the 1986 Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County/United*
Jewish Appeal campaign will
inaugurate its season with a
cocktail reception at the
Challenger Clubhouse, an-
nounced chairpersons Jules
and Shirley Klevan. A
minimum contribution of $225
per couple or $110 per single is
Israel Amitai, noted Israeli
journalist and television pro-
ducer, will be the guest
speaker at the event.
Jules and Shirley Klevan
have also announced that Irv-
ing Kaplan and Sid Karp will
serve as co-chairs for the 1986
Poinciana Campaign.
"The Jewish community of
Poinciana Golf and Racquet
Club will continue to help Jews
in our local community and
around the world through in-
creased commitment and in-
volvement in our 1986 cam-
paign effort," predicted Mr.
Center and has been very ac-
tive in Israel Bond drives. He
hopes to supplement his visit
to Israel in 1969 with another
one in the near future.
Guest speaker Israel Amitai
is a Sabra who served in the
Haganah and fought during
the War of Independence, ris-
ing to the rank of Captain in
the Israel Defense Force.
An outstanding journalist,
Amitai was one of the first
directors of the Israeli Army
radio network and has since
directed over 1,000 television
Amitai, who was present as
a news analyst at the Camp
David Summit, also served as
editor ofDavar, one of Israel's
most important dailies.
"Mr. Amitai is a dynamic
and talented speaker whose
experience and insight will be
of interest to everyone," said
Mr. and Mrs. Klevan.
For more information about
this event or the Poinciana
campaign, please call Perry
Schafler at the Federation of-
fice, 832-2120.
id ft
ana Mrs. Klevan, who have
been involved in Federation
work and Israel Bond drives
Jules Klevan
for many years. Mr. Klevan is
gresently a vice president of
'nai B'rith Lake Worth
Lodge 3016, and Mrs. Klevan
is a life member of Hadassah.
Irving Kaplan, who visits
Israel at least once every year,
was a building captain in Poin-
ciana before becoming a co-
chair this year. Mr. Kaplan's
activities in the Jewish com-
Israel Amitai
munity entail membershi
the board of Temple
Jacob, membership in the
Zionist Organization of
America and past involvement
with Friends of Kibbutz Gezer.
Sid Karp, who has also been
active in the Poinciana cam-
paigns over the years, served
on the board of directors of the
Stamford, Connecticut Jewish
Palm Beach Division
Inaugurates '86 Campaign
The Palm Beach Division of
the 1986 Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County/United
Jewish Appeal campaign laun-
ched its season with a cocktail
reception at 2500 South Ocean
Boulevard on Tuesday, Dec.
17, at 4:30 p.m.
Irving Bernstein, past ex-
ecutive vice chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal, was the
guest speaker, and the recep-
tion was hosted by Ralph and
Helen Biernbaum.
Erwin H. Blonder, president
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, address-
ed the laudience of 30, stress-
ing the importance of meeting
the needs of the local Jewish
Blonder's remarks were
reiterated by host Ralph
Biernbaum. "We're in the pro-
cess of building a vibrant,
cohesive Jewish community
here, and we need your help in
terms of involvement and com-
mitment," he said.
Mr. Bernstein, who has been
involved in developing pro-
grams among Jewish com-
munities in Australia, South
Africa, Europe and North and
South America, delivered a
moving speech about the
status of Israel in the Middle
East, concentrating on the in-
creasing threat posed by
"In that short space of time
between- our birth and death,
we are obligated to help our:
fellow Jews, whether they be
victims of hate groups in Mid-
dle America or victims of ter-
rorism in the Middle East,"
said Bernstein.

Bernstein, who serves on the
Board of Governors of the
Jewish Agency and on the Ex-
ecutive Committee of the
American Joint Distribution
Committee, also admonished
the audience to read David
Wyman's The Abandonment of
the Jews.
'The State of Israel must be
strong," Bernstein implored.
Jews all over the world must
care for each other."
The Palm Beach Division is
planning six more cocktail
Continued on Page 8
Released Rabbis Renew
Protest At Soviet Embassy
WASHINGTON (JTA) Five rabbis, enroute home from
prison after serving 12 days of a 15-day sentence for
demonstrating within 500 feet of the Soviet Embassy, renewed
their protests there, but were not arrested again.
Still clad in prison garb, the rabbis read aloud a letter at the
Embassy addressed to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. A voice
on an intercom informed them that the letter should be mailed.
Police made no attempt to arrest the rabbis even though they
were again within the area near the Embassy that is forbidden to
The five rabbis were convicted of violating the District of
Columbia statute prohibiting such rallies. They chose to do time
rather than accept a suspended sentence, probation and a fine as
the 37 other rabbis and Lutheran minister Rev. John Steinbruck,
who were tried and convicted of the same offense, did. 132 per-
sons have been arrested in the seven planned arrest rallies that
began last May.
Women's Division
Business b Professional Women's Group
cordially invites you
to join us
for a dinner program
with special guest speaker
Florida State Representative
Wednesday evening, January 8, 1986
6:00 9.-00 P.M.
The Hyatt Palm Deaches
630 Clearwater Park Road
West Palm Deoch
Kosher Dinner ond Program
$20.00 Per Person________

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 3, 1986
Indicting The PLO
Syrian Missile Moves
In the last few weeks, Syria has moved several SAM-2,
SAM-6, and SAM-8 surface-to-air missiles close to the Syrian-
Lebanese border. The new anti-aircraft emplacements will make
it much more difficult for Israel to continue its surveillance
flights over Lebanon flights necessary to monitor PLO and
Shi'ite terrorist infiltration in that country.
Initially, Israeli reaction to the Syrian move was vehement.
Army chief-of-staff Moshe Levy noted that shortly before the
1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon a similar Syrian missile deploy-
ment had resulted in Israeli airstrike against the SAMs.
Speaking on television, Levy said that Israel "requires
freedom of flight over Lebanon because there is no government
there that is capable of ensuring what every sovereign state
must assure in its territory. And if there are terrorists there, we
must maintain the capacity to attack them and know where they
Privately, many Israelis conceded that Syria's decision to
move the missile batteries to the border came after the Israeli
fighter pilots downed two Syrian MIGs in Syrian airspace on
Nov. 19. At that time, Israeli officials stated that the Syrian
planes had behaved in a threatening manner. But Member of
Knesset Abba Eban, chairman of the Knesset's Defense and
Foreign Affairs Committee, now says that Israeli pilots made a
mistake in shooting down the Syrian planes. According to the
New York Times (Dec. 17), he believes that the Syrian missile
deployment "apparently is a reaction to an erroneous act on our
part." He says that there is little Israel can do about the missiles.
Israel could, however, attack the emplacements a course
which may become necessary if Syria shoots down an Israeli
reconnaissance plane. Nevertheless, Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin says that he does not expect a war. "In today's reality,
given the existing lines between Israel and the confrontation
states, I can see no political reason that would justify Israel's in-
itiating a war," he said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shimon Peres said in Lod that he
attributed Syria's military moves to Hafez Assad's "striving to
attain leadership in the Arab world and to realize the age-old
Syrian dream of 'Greater Syria.' He said that Assad will seek
"strategic balance" with Israel until he believes that strategic
superiority is within reach. At that point, the fragile calm that
exists between Israel and Syria could evaporate.
Not every Israeli shares the view that Syria's movement of the
SAMs was provoked by the dogfight on Nov. 19. Military com-
mentator Ron Ben-Ishai, writing in the Dec. 16 Yediot Achronot,
said that "one can argue about whether the decision to shoot
down the two Syrian MIG-23's was correct" but it would be a
"mistake to believe that this was the only reason the Syrians
deployed the missiles" on the Lebanon border.
He pointed out that the anti-aircraft missiles require sites
which are dug out in advance. Syrian preparations for the
deployment "began far prior to the recent dogfight." He said
that Syria's objective is not retaliation for a single incident but
"to limit Israel's freedom to fly over most of Lebanon. The
dogfight was only an excuse ...
"The main motive behind Syria's move is political. The Syrians
consider Lebanon their exclusive zone of influence, and as long
as Israeli planes fly over Lebanon without interference, their
control there is not total." He noted that there is also the
"military motive preventing Israel from obtaining essential
information on the movement of terrorists and the Syrian
army. .."
Ben-Ishai added that Israel has to view the Syrian move as
serious. Jerusalem cannot forgo the information it obtains from
its reconnaissance flights over Lebanon. On the other hand, it
understands that taking out the missile batteries would entail
serious dangers for Israel including, perhaps, Soviet military
involvement or a Soviet-backed Syrian attempt to use SAM-5's
to threaten Israeli planes flying over Israel.
That explains why Israel now seems to be downplaying the
signifance of the "missile crisis." Neither Israel nor Syria wants
war. Rabbin spoke for the Israeli leadership when he said that
there "is no reason to panic." Israel will do everything it can
probably with the help of the United States to help Syria climb
down from the brink.
(Near East Report)
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On March 1, 1973, eight
"Black September" PLO ter-
rorists seized hostages at a
reception at the Saudi em-
bassy in Khartoum, the capital
of Sudan. The terrorists im-
mediately issued a set of
demands which included the
release from San Quentin
prison of Sen. Robert Ken-
nedy's killer, Sirhan Sirhan.
They also demanded freedom
for imprisoned members of the
German Baader-Meinhof gang
and for a group of Al Fath ter-
rorists being held in Jordan.
Twenty-four hours later
their demands unmet the
terrorists selected three of
their Western hostages for
special treatment. They were
U.S. Ambassador Cleo Noel,
U.S. Charge d'Affaires George
C. Moore and Belgian diplomat
Guy Eid. The three were
ordered to write farewell let-
ters to their families, beaten
beyond recognition, and then
methodically murdered.
The terrorists then sur-
rendered to Sudanese
authorities who released two
of them for lack of evidence.
The other six were sentenced
to life imprisonment but their
sentences were quickly com-
muted. By November, 1974,
they were back with their PLO
That might have been the
end of the story. But it wasn't.
It quickly turned out that the
murders of Khartoum were
not the random acts of Black
September but were acts of
premeditated murder which
may have been ordered by
none other than Yasir Arafat.
Four weeks after the murders,
the Washington Post (April 5,
1973) was the first to report
that Arafat was in Black
September's command head-
quarters in Beirut when the
order to kill the three
diplomats was issued. The
Post's David Ottaway wrote
that "it was not clear whether
Arafat personally .. gave the
order to carry out the execu-
tions using the coder word
'Cold River.' But there are
reports that Arafat was pre-
sent ... when the message
was sent and that he personal-
ly congratulated the guerrillas
after the execution ..."
Today, almost 13 years later,
declassified communiques
released under the Freedom of
Information Act point to
Continued on Page 16
Jordan's Path
Recently the United nations General Assembly voted on -
and passed Agenda item 38, which consisted of four pieces of
anti-Israel rhetoric. For those who may have thought that the
United Nations was going soft, it may be instructive to consider
some of the language overwhelmingly approved by the world
Item 38 declared that peace in the Middle East can only be ac-
complished through "the complete and unconditional withdrawal
of Israel from the Palestinian and other Arab territories oc-
cupied since 1967, including Jerusalem." It stated that any peace
agreement must "enable the Palestinian people, under the
leadershp of the Palestine Liberation Organization, to exercise
its inalienable rights, including the right to return and the right
of self-determination, national independence, and the establish-
ment of its independent sovereign state in Palestine ..."
Item 38 condemned Israel's administration of Jerusalem and
the Golan Heights. It denounced its "increasing collaboration"
with South Africa. It called Israel's treatment of the Palestinian
Arabs a violation of international law. It urged member states to
"cease forthwith, individually and collectively, all dealings with
Israel in order to totally isolate it in all fields."
Most ominously, it declared that Israel is "not a peace-loving
state." This phrase sounds fairly innocuous in view of the
rhetoric that preceded it. But it is anything but innocous. Accor-
ding to its charter, the United Nations is only open to "peace-
loving states." By stating that Israel is not "peace-loving," the
United Nations majority has taken another step toward expell-
ing Israel altogether. It isn't likely to take that final step if on-
ly because the Reagan Administration has promised to walk out
if Israel is expelled. Still, the signs are clear. The United Nations
of the "Zionism is Racism" resolution is alive and well.
Perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise although it is that Jor-
dan, which supposedly is seeking peace with Israel, voted for the
harshest anti-Israeli rhetoric. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Libya,
and Syria were the obvious leaders of the virulent anti-Israeli
onslaught. But Jordan the Jordan which supposedly has em-
braced the peace process also voted four times for a resolution
which would deny Israel the right to exist in peace. It is not hard
to appreciate the pressures Amman is under. After all, it can
hardly afford to antagonize the militants who have about as
much use for Jordan as for Israel. Nevertheless, peace does en-
tail risks. In the Middle East, it certainly entails breaking away
from the rejectionists who are set on a holy war to eliminate the
"Zionists entity." Amman seems to believe that it can have it
both ways. It can send sweet signals to Shimon Peres at the
same time as it strives to maintain its bonafides with the
radicals. It can't. Peace will require hard choices. It doesn't ap-
pear that Jordan is ready for them. ^^ ^ Repwi)
Friday, January 3,1986
Volume 12
.Number 1
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
Covered Bridge Event
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at the Reef
Major Gifts Dinner at the Breakers with Sen. Joe Biden
Fountains Cocktail/Buffet
Golden Lakes Breakfast
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at Palm Beach Towers
Fountains Golf Tournament
Hunters Run Pacesetters
Royal Palm Cocktail/Buffet
Indian Spring Dinner/Dance
Women's Division Pacesetters Event
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at
Wellington Dinner
Governor's Club Brunch
Community Dinner Dance
Palm Beach Division Cocktail Reception at the Mayfair House
Boynton Beach Happening

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Friday, January 3, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Chaplain Aides Learn At Seminar
How 'Yes' And 'No' Can Be Confused
An elderly resident of a nur-
sing home is asked a question.
She answers "yes" but she
really means "no" or vice ver-
sa. This is not an uncommon
experience for members of the
Jewish Federation
Chaplain Aide Program dur-
ing their interaction with
residents at homes for the ag-
ed. Marcia Weinberg, certified
speech pathologist, explained
the reason for this communica-
tion disorder and many others
at a seminar for Chaplain
Aides held at the Morse
Geriatric Center, Dec. 18.
In her address, Weinberg
said that patients who have
suffered head injuries or
stroke may have "yes-no" con-
fusion. It is important that the
attending person be aware and
find other means of determin-
ing what the patient desires.
She cautioned Chaplain Aides
that stroke patients may
perceive sounds differently.
The Aide should encourage
residents to wear their hearing
aids and see that the batteries
are checked. She suggested
that when conversing with a
hearing-impaired patient, one
should avoid locations or times
when background noises will
distort sounds. She also said,
"Make sure that you have full
attention of a resident, face
the person so that lips may be
Weinberg explained that in-
ner ear hearing loss due to
nerve damage cannot usually,
be improved. Some deafness
due to medication, such as
large amounts of aspirin may
cause a temporary loss of
She went on to explain that
"reception" or "comprehen-
sion" is only one side of the
communication problem. The
other is "expression" not
being able to speak. Patients
Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, Jan. 5,9 a.m. WPTV Channel 5
with host Barbara Gordon This week's guest will be
Forester Church, son of the late Sen. Frank Church, who
will discuss Project Interchange, a program which spon-
sors trips to Israel for U.S. Congressmen.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Jan. 5, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
THE CENTER CONNECTION Sunday, Jan. 5, 12:05
p.m. WPBR 1340-AM -The Jewish Community Center's
radio show. Questions and comments may be called in.
SHALOM Sunday, Jan. 5,6 a.m. WPEC Channel 12
(8:30 a.m. WFLX TV-29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Jan. 9, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1380-AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
* Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach.
Community Calendar
January 3
Federation Shabbat at Central Conservative
Synagogue, Congregation Anshei Sholom, Congrega-
tion Beth Kodesh, Beth Am, Golden Lakes Temple, Tem-
ple Emanu-El. Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Judea.
Women's American ORT Golden Rivers board -1 p.m.
American Jewish Congress board 12:30 p.m.
January 4
Hadassah Tamar show 8 p.m.
January 5
Jewish War Veterans No. 501 9:30 a.m.
January 6
B'nai B'rith No. 3046 board 3:30 p.m. Congregation
Anshei Sholom Men's Club board 9:30 a.m. Hadassah -
Tikvah board 1 p.m. Brandeis University Women -
Palm Beach East 10 a.m. Women's American ORT -
Royal board 9:30 a.m. Women's American ORT Lakes
of Poinciana 12:30 p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom
Sisterhood board 9:45 a.m. Temple Emanu-El
Sisterhood board 9:45 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women Mitz-
vah Council 7:30 p.m. Hadassah West Boynton noon
Women's American ORT Okeechobee Jewish Communi-
ty Day School board 7:45 p.m. Women's American
ORT Mid Palm board 1 p.m. Temple Judea board -
7:30 p.m. Council on Aging 4 p.m.
January 7
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village 10 a.m. B'nai
B'rith Women Ohav board 9:30 a.m. Federation
Soviet Jewry Task Force Noon-3:30 p.m. American
Red Magen David for Israel Netanya 1 p.m. Jewish
Federation Educators' Council 12:30 p.m.
For information on the above meetings, call the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Dr. Rubin asked Marcia
Weinberg a question relating
to his experiences as a
Chaplain's Aide.
Chaplain's Aides worked diligently on an exercise given them
by Ms. Weinberg.
may understand the problem
but may be unable to ar-
ticulate. Sometimes, they have
difficulty finding a suitable
word "anomia." At such
times, she told Chaplain Aides
to try to relax the resident.
She reminded the Aides that
very often sensory disorders
may have very simple solu-
tions, such as removal of wax
in the ear, cleaning the lenses
of glasses and giving the resi-
dent enough time to respond.
Pictures and gestures are
often a great help, she said.
Weinberg answered a host
of questions from the Chaplain
Aides and listened to many of
their experiences gained from
years working with the
The meeting was opened by
Rabbi Alan R. Sherman, direc-
tor of the Chaplain Aide pro-
gram, and Nat Allweiss, chair-
man, presided. Bernice
Schreier introduced the
Marcia Weinberg has three
degrees from Northeastern
University, BS, MED and
Tina Rosen and other Chaplain's Aides listened attentively to
the valuable advice. _______
CAGS, with a major in speech
pathology. She has a Cer-
tificate of Clinical Competence
and has worked as a speech
therapist for over ten years.
She is employed by Lifetron,
Inc., and is in private practice.
For more information on the
Chaplain Aide program, please
contact Rabbi Sherman at the
office of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County,
Marcia Weinberg, certified
speech pathologist, discuss-
ed ways in which communica-
tion with hearing-impaired
residents can be improved.
Are You Kidding?
TAU Schedules Conference
On Jewish Humor
"The end of the world is at
hand. In three-days time, a
great flood will engulf all
forms of life on earth," the
Lord tells his flock. The great
religious leaders of the world
stand before their people to of-
fer a few last words of inspira-
tion. "Repent your sins and we
shall meet in the next world,"
the priest tells his
parishioners. "Mediate and we
shall reach Nirvana together,"
says the Buddhist. "My fellow
Jewish people," intones the
rabbi. "There is no time to
lose. We have only three days
to learn how to live under
Such is Jewish humor: a
statement of defiance in the
face of disaster, a comic twist
to the tragedies of life. Jewish
humor and particularly its
impact on American humor
will be the theme of the Second
International Conference on
Jewish Humor sponsored by
Tel Aviv University from June
9 to 12, at the New School for
Social Research, New York
Lester Entin, a prominent
Jewish community leader in
Boca Raton who serves on the
Board of Governors of Tel
Aviv University, is a member
of the international advisory
committee for the conference,
which includes such world
renowned persons as Abba
Eban, Elie Wiesel and Simone
Some 500 persons come-
dians, academics, humorists
and members of the general
public are expected to par-
ticipate in the four-day con-
ference, according to Pro-
fessor Avner Ziv, chairman of
the department of educational
sciences at Tel Aviv Univer-
sity's School of Education.
Professor Ziv, conference
chairperson, also chaired the
first conference on Jewish
Humor, held in 1984 at Tel
Aviv University.
In ke vith the con-
ference theme "It Is as I-
portant to Look, Sometimt.
Seriously, at Humor, as it is to
Look Humorously at Serious
Things" the daily sessions
will represent a scholarly ef-
fort to understand the roots
and meanings of Jewish
Plenary session participants
will be regaled with the offer-
ings of such world renowned
humorists as Ephraim Kishon
of Israel and America's Art
Buchwald. Leo Rosten (author
of "The Joys of Yiddish") and
TV comic Alan King.
In conjuction with the con-
ference, an exhibition of
original Israeli cartoons
"Humor in Israel" will be on
The conference is open to
members of the general public.
The registration fee of $150
per person,' $75 for an accom-
panying person covers admis-
sion to all conference sessions,
the cartoon exhibition, rece;
tions and a book summarizing
the 80 papers to be presented.
Reservations and additional
information about the con-
ference may be obtained by
contacting the Tzell Agency at
45 West 34th Street, New
York, NY 10001.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 3, 1986
'A Promise for the Future'
Endowment Director
The Endowment Fund Of The
Jewish Federation Of Palm Beach County
Supporting Foundations
A Supporting Foundation
a special technique for those
who wish to create large en-
dowments. What it is:
A supporting foundation is a
separate non-profit corpora-
tion or charitable trust
established in accordance with
local laws and Internal
Revenue Service regulations,
and operated within the broad
purposes of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County. They are recognized
as "public charities" under
federal tax laws, and are ap-
propriate for donors who wish
to establish a substantial fund
and perpetuate its separate
Supporting foundations are
an excellent way to involve the
donor's family with the
Federation and the Jewish
community in carrying out the
donor's wishes. Grants by a
supporting foundation can
fund beneficial programs and
bring significant recognition to
the donor and his or her
1. A donor wishes to have his
or her family play a direct role
in the operation of a charitable
fund to continue the family
tradition of community
responsibility and participa-
tion. The donor also would like
to maintain the identification
of the family name with a
separate charitable founda-
tion. A supporting foundation,
separately incorporated, bear-
ing the family name, and with
the donor's spouse, children or
other members of the family
on the board of directors, ac-
complishes these objectives.
2. A donor wants to create a
charitable fund with stock in a
closely held corporation or
with other assets that may
have appreciated substantially
and that would be subject to
long-term capital gains taxes if
sold. By placing those assets in
a supporting foundation,
organized as a separate cor-
poration or trust, such assets
can be independently managed
and still provide the benefits of
a public charity.
3. A donor wishes to ter-
minate a private foundation
but wants to have a continuing
role in the operation of a
charitable fund. The private
foundation can be converted to
a public charity, and would no
longer be subject to the
restrictions on private founda-
tions, particularly with respect
to limitations on grant-making
activities or to the two percent
tax on investment gains or in-
come. Also, future contribu-
tions to converted foundations
qualify for the maximum
charitable contribution deduc-
tion (unlike contributions to a
private foundation).
It is a rare opportunity to be
able to provide charitable con-
tributions during your lifetime
and an endowment for future
generations at the same time.
The Jewish Federation ol
Palm Beach County is the
organization through which
our community fulfills the an-
cient commandment of
Tzedakah, the obligation to
help those in need. Programs
in Greater Palm Beach Coun-
ty, Israel, and all over the
world provide help for elderly,
impoverished and dependent
Jews whose need for help has
never been greater.
Your contribution through a
supporting fc jndation is truly
a gift that reaches out accross
time and keeps on
giving.. .forever.
The Endowment Fund's
"Handbook on Supporting
Foundations" contains ex-
planations, forms, and other
materials all intended to assist
charitable donors interested in
benefiting^ Federation and the
community by creating a sup-
porting foundation. These
materials have been prepared
by legal counsel. The hand-
book, approximately 100
pages, can be made available
to your profession! advisor.
You should explore the
suitability of establishing a
supporting foundation with
your attorney, tax accountant
and the Endowment Fund.
If you have any questions or
would like further informa-
tion, including copies of
"Handbook on Supporting
Foundations," please write or
call Arnold I. Schwartzman,
director of the Endowment
COUNTY, 501 South Flagler
Drive, Suite 305, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33401 (305)
On hand to dedicate ritual objects to the Jewish Community
Day School as part of its Chanukah celebration were (left to
right) Lisa Siskin, Philip Siskin, Leah Siskin, Simone Siskin
Abraham Siskin and Dorothy Siskin, wife of the late Meyer
Siskin, in whose memory a Torah cover was donated to the
Students Learn True
Meaning of Hanukkah
Beautiful ritual objects were
dedicated to the Jewish Com-
munity Day School of Palm
Beach County, Inc. recently in
a ceremony that helped the
children better understand the
meaning of Hanukkah, or
Among the items donated to
the school were a havdalah set,
donated by the graduating
class of 1985; a kiddish cup,
donated by Shoshana Sharf in
memory of her aunt, Rose Lip-
man; and a Torah cover
donated bv Claudia Morse in
memory of Meyer Siskin.
The children heard loving
tributes to the departed Rose
Lip man and Meyer Siskin.
They were visibly moved as
they heard how each of these
individuals stood as a "guiding
light" to their families.
Shoshana Sharf, a Jewish
studies teacher at the Day
School, was present as were
members of Meyer Siskin's
family, including his wife,
Dorothy, sons Abraham and
Philip and their wives Simone
and Leah, and granddaughter
Fifth National Young Leadership Conference
Washington, D.C. March 2-4,1986
Meeting the headline makers
Sharing concerns
Asking tough questions
Learning the facts
Reaching the Dream
Floridian Columnist
Takes Action
Recently, in a news bulletin
from the Laniado Hospital in
Netanya, Israel, Toby F. Wilk,
a monthly columnist for the
Jewish Floridian, read an ac-
count of an incident involving
the young Israelis sentenced to
imprisonment because of alleg-
ed violence against Arabs in
Judaea and Samaria, in
retaliation for murders
perpetrated by Arabs against
Jews in that area.
Mrs. Wilk read that during
the day when the prisoners
wer* en route back to Tel
Mo ide prison, they asked their
gu.rd if they could take a
quick dip at Netanya Beach.
Seeing no harm in the request,
the guard consented. -
While bathing, one of the
prisoners, Chaim Ben David,
was seized with severe
muscular cramps and nearly
drowned. He was rushed to the
emergency room of the
Laniado Hospital, the only
medical facility in Netanya,
and his life was saved.
However, because the inci-
dent was publicized due to the
controversy surrounding the
so-called Jewish
'' underground'' and accusa-
tions of preferential treatment
for Jewish prisoners, the of-
ficer in charge was demoted,
severely reprimanded and fin-
ed half a month's salary.
In a letter to Laniado
Hospital containing a donation
to help defray the guard's loss
of salary, Mrs. Wilk wrote: "I
commend the otticer tor his
humanitarian behavior and
regret his demotion and loss of
salary. Thank G-d, Mr. Ben
David's life was saved because
of the care extended to him by
your hospital."
Sue Benllous
Howard Berman
Ellen Bovarnlck
Caryn Donlger
Richard Dwoakin
Ronnl Epstein
Bobble Fink
Mlndy Freeman
Sandl Hellbron
Michael Hyman t
Marshall laaacaon
Roeemarle and David Kanter
Irene Katz
Sonl and Jim Kay
Mark F. Levy
Scott Ratsler
Sandra and Marvin Rosen
Carol Shuba
Elizabeth Slavln
Reva Steinberg
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Friday, January 3, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Jewish Community Delivers
Clothing To Migrant Workers
On the chilly Sunday morn-
ing of Dec. 22, about 25
volunteers from the Jewish
community met at the office of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County to perform a
mitzvah for underprivileged
migrant workers who are
presently working in Palm
Beach County.
Under the auspices of the
Federation's Community Rela-
tions Council, donations of
new clothing were procured
from manufacturers in New
York and Chicago and
distributed by the volunteers
at several local migrant
worker camps.
Shirley Leibow, who
organized the effort, said that
she received the inspiration
from a friend in Lake Worth.
"Robert Reuler had read
about the harsh conditions for
migrant workers," said Mrs.
Leibow, "and he began collec-
ting clothing and food on his
own. We decided to make a
similar effort."
The volunteers were met by
two staff members of the
South County Migrant Coor-
dinating Council and the six
Rabbi Sherman, director of the Federation's Community
Relations Council, helped organize the corps of volunteers
who delivered clothing to needy migrant workers.
boxes of jackets, tee shirts and
other articles of clothing were
divided and delivered to Fred's
Motel, Hagen Ranch Migrant
Workers Camp and two other
"All the people who received
clothes were very gratified,"
recalled Mrs. Leibow. "We
saw single men and families
with infants and youngsters
who thanked us very much. All
the people who received the
clothing were told that the
farments were holiday gifts
rom the local Jewish
The volunteers returned
after having distributed all the
clothing and with the
knowledge that they helped br-
ing a little warmth and good-
will into the lives of those less
fortunate than themselves.
A 1985 Retrospective
Lake Worth Lodge
B'nai B'rith
To the historians and colum-
nists, I leave the opportunity
of reviewing and documenting
the events of the world for
1985. In a few paragraphs, I
will give my assessment reflec-
ting on the developments that
affected the Jews of the world
during this same period.
How do we rate that year?
Shall we give it a plus mark or
a minus balance with regards
to our standing in the world
community? Have we moved
ahead in Soviet, Israeli and
Diaspora developments or
did we slide a few steps back?
Judging between the good
marks and the bad marks, as it
is frequently done in
classrooms, I find that we have
a lot to concern ourselves with
in 1986. I recall the rhetoric
that flowed so freely from Rev.
Louis Farrakan, who recruited
large audiences to hear his bit-
ter words of condemnation of
the Jews, cowardly words that
were freely published in the
press and allowed to reach TV
and radio by the media, for the
blacks and the whites of this
country to accept as the gospel
of a man of the cloth. Adding
to that the uneven handling of
the news that came out of the
Israeli fighting in Lebanon,
and adding the spy incident in-
volving Israel and the U.S.,
the score seems heavily
against the Jewish image
Leon Klinghoffer at the hands
of terrorists aboard a ship,
because he was a Jew; the
cancer treatment advances by
Dr. Steven Rosenberg,
Bethsda, a man who might
well join Jonas Salk for his
medical contribution to
worldwide health; the outstan-
ding number of our people who
were awarded the Nobel
Prizes in 1985 these are just
a few points that will help to
balance public opinion.
Anyone with half a heart
could sympathize with a people
who court disaster in nations
everywhere just becasue they
are Jews, or look like Jews, or
have names that are
associated with Jews.
Did we acquire some
understanding from others
since the news was released
telling of the arrival of Yelena
Bonner, Sakharov's wife, first
in Rome and then in the
United States for medical
treatment? Did the articles
that have followed, which
detailed the findings of their
virtual exile and persecution
and the cover-up, mean that
the KGB used to conceal their
true locations and Dhvsical
condition? Did these stories
allow a few minds to unders-
tand the plight of Soviet
Jewry? Hopefully the people of
all nations learned the true
logic of the terrorist; to over-
power, hold as hostage, and to
Kill anyone, anywhere to gain
their goal. The Jew is no
longer the only target; it is
anyone that can be used as
leverage to obtain their
Our efforts in the activities
of the Anti-Defamation
League cause us to reflect on
the problems being created for
us by the economic crisis in the
farm belt areas and the
multitude of hate groups and
cults that feed on our
vulnerability. The attempts be-
ing made to change our federal
laws and our school systems
have not subsided, but in fact
have gained support. The
Christianization process has
entered the school classroom,
and although we have express-
ed great concern during
the past few years the pro-
cess still bears down on us at
an alarming pace.
I cannot begin to sort out nor
total the score for the Jew this
past year. Nevertheless, I
know that each year we have
with deep resolution stepped
forward to accept the
challenge to reach out for a
better life, a better world, for
our people. We shall seek the
opportunities in 1986 to help
us to achieve better things for
our generation and the ones
to follow; through B'nai B'rith
we will be able to recognize
and meet our objectives.
This month's recipients of the Jewish Community Day School
"Mensch of the Month" award are (left to right) Liza Dar-
dashti 1st grade; Stephanie May 2nd grade; Naomi Marcus
- Kindergarten; Melissa Korn Kindergarten.
Technion Engineer To
Speak At Century Village
Dr. Ben-Zion Weiss, chair-
man of the Materials
Engineering Department at
the Technion-Israel Institute
and expert in mechanical and
physical metallurgy, will be
speaking at the Century
Village Auditorium West Palm
Beach on Saturday, Jan. 7 at
10 a.m. Dr. Weiss is currently
on Sabbatical at the Thomas
Watson Research Center of
His work involves the
development of new
technologies to make com-
puters more accurate and
smaller. Mr. Gil Messing,
President of the Palm Beach
County Region of the
American Technion Society,
stated that "Dr. Weiss"
research at IBM and at Tech-
nion will expand the frontiers
of science in making the com-
puter even more a part of our
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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bonstein, Mr. Melvin
Berkow, Emil Rose, Cyryl Murray, and
Leonard Herzfeld.
Milton Blustein, Morton ~T I ""
Yulman and Babette Woolf. Morton Worth, Jacob Friedman, and H. Bill Rosell.
Palm Beach Division '86 Campaign
Continued from Page 3
receptions throughout the
season. The next one, schedul-
ed for Wednesday, Jan, 15, at
the Reef, will be hosted by
Albert and Gertrude Schuster
and will feature guest speaker
Dora Roth, an articulate
Israeli Holocaust survivor.
For more information about
Palm Beach Division activities,
please contact Kari Bower at
the Federation office,
BBW International President To Attend
Olam Chapter's Gift Of Love Luncheon
Olam Chapter of B'nai
B'rith Women of Lake Worth
is proud to announce that
Beverly Davis, international
president of BBW will attend
their annual Gift of Love Lun-
cheon at the Wellington Coun-
try Club on Jan. 20 at noon.
Proceeds of this gala fun-
draising event will benefit the
BBW Children's Home in
Israel. This world-renowned
center for emotionally disturb-
ed young boys offers a unique
environmental residential
treatment program. Mental
health authorities from all over
the world have visited this
center to observe their
methods which have resulted
in an extraordinary rate of
The Jan. 20 luncheon will
honor Sylvia Berger, one of
Olam Chapter's founding
members, for her outstanding
services and devotion to the
Palm Beach County communi-
ty as well as to Soviet Jewry.
Mrs. Berger has spent
countless hours helping the
elderly at the Morse Geriatric
Center and the Medicana Nur-
sing Home, including conduc-
ting religious services as a
chaplain's aide under the
auspices of the Jewish Federa-
tion. She is also the recipient
of the City of Jerusalem Peace
Award and many other
Mimi Tanner, luncheon
chairman, has furthermore Palm Beach Worth Avenue
made arrangements for an ex- boutique of D. Kylene wSr
travant fashion show display- of the Mi *5g.!r^
ing beautiful clothes from the im totle f
Barbie Trial Postponed
Supreme Court has
postponed the trial of Nazi
war criminal Klaus Barbie
which had been scheduled to
open Feb. 3.
France's highest court an-
nounced the postponenment of
the trial after it overturned a
lower court decision and after it
ruled that the 73-year-old former
Gestapo officer could be charged
with crimes against French
resistance fighters as well as
crimes against Jewish civilians
who he oredered deported to
death camps.
the trial could begin next March
or April, at the earliest, after the
upcoming legislative elections.
Although the postponement is
not linked to the elections, many
believe that the government
wanted to avoid a possible
political scandal during the pre-
election period. Barbie's lawyer,
Jacques Verges, has said that he
intends to shed light on the
betrayal of France's wartime
resistance leader, Jean Moulin, to
Klaus Barbie
the Nazis. Verges has implied that
other resistance leaders informed
the Gestapo of Moulin's
whereabouts for political reasons.
Some French newspapers
predicted that Barbie will never
be put on trial because of his poor
health. The Nazi war criminal is
under treatment for a variety of il-
lnesses at the Montluc Prison in
Lyon where he has been detained
since his expulsion from Bolivia in
February, 1983.
Sexton Beaten
Refused Access
to Torah Scrolls
Police here have hot yet caught
any of the three men who beat and
burned Sexton Buzz Cody of
Reform Congregation Emanu-El
B'nei Jeshurun when he refused
to give them access to the
synagogue's Torah scrolls. Cody
was hospitalized and released sue
days after the attack. The in-
vestigation, by a pair of detectives
on each of the force's three shifts,
has produced no leads so far.
The incident, on Dec. 7,
however, generated a storm of
protest when Police Lieutenant
William Vogl, who was not assign-
ed to the case, told The Milwaukee
Journal that he doubted Cody's
story. After the congregation's
Rabbi Francis Barry Silberg pro-
tested this statement, the police
department repudiated it, and
police Chief Robert Ziarnik
assured the Milwaukee Jewish
Council that the case was being
ACCORDING TO a report in
the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
by its editor, Andy Muchin,
35-year-old Cody, who converted
to Judaism 12 years ago, was ac-
costed shortly after 8 a.m. on
Saturday morning, Dec. 7 in the
synagogue's sanctuary by three
men. They demanded access to
the Torah scrolls, four of which
are stored in the ark behind locked
brass doors.
When Cody, who had a key to
the ark, refused to open it, the
men beat him, then dragged him
up the stairs to the second floor,
which serves as a storeroom, and
choir and organ loft. There,
holding a knife to his throat, they
cut his hand and leg, tore off his
shirt, and poured a caustic liquid
drain cleaner on his bare chest,
Muchin reported.
Cody kicked one of the men.
They fled, taking the $100 they
had robbed him of. Cody crawled
to the elevator and made it to the
lobby, where the janitor found
him. He was taken to the hospital
with second-degree burns.
THE POLICE, who came to the
synagogue when Silberg called
them, found a can of lye crystals,
a carving knife, two yellow rubber
gloves, and a bottle of liquid drain
cleaner on the second floor, ap-
parently left behind by the at-
tackers. Silberg told the Jewish
Chronicle that Cody had said the
attackers had "Middle Eastern ac-
cents" and spoke in Arabic. Cody
later told police that the men men-
tioned the initials "PDL." These
initials, said Randy Kahn, Wiscon-
sin coordinator for B'nai B'rith's
Anti-Defamation League, could
stand for Palestinian Defense
The Chronicle, wrote Muchin,
received a telephone call the day
before the attack from an uniden-
tified man who, said secretary
Pam Burns, had said,
"... Defense League is at war
with the Jewish community." A
similar declaration by the Palesti-
nian Defense League was receiv-
ed in a letter to a Colorado Spr-
ings newspaper in March, 1983,
according to Kahn.
The attack on Cody followed the
unsolved July spray-painting of
swastikas and anti-Semitic graf-
fiti on the exterior the Jewish
Community Center and the ad-
joining Helfaer Community Ser-
vices Building and a restaurant,
and a sinfflar incident a year-and-
a-half ago involving a suburban
JUDY MANN, executive direc-
tor of the Milwaukee Jewish
Council, called the Cody attack
"more than alarming" but urged
Jews, as she had, as well, after the
July incident, to remain calm and
keep it in perspective. She said
that Police Chief Ziarnik had
"reassured" her about the in-
vestigation of the Cody attack.
Ziarnik subsequently told the
Jewish Chronicle that he did not
"know what was at the bottom of
this ... We're going to work at it.
Somebody was seriously hurt."
County Deputy District Attorney
General Thomas Schneider told
the Chronicle that the police
department has assured him it
believed Cody's complaint to be
valid, but that he would
"monitor" their investigation to
make sure it was "thorough."
Schneider added that Det. Vogl
had no authority to comment on
the case, as he had not been
assigned to it. Vogl had said he
doubted Cody's story of the attack
on him because "when you're talk-
ing about something involving a
radical group, they don't operate
in this manner."
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Friday, January 3, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
When the 100th Infantry
Division crossed the Rhine
River on March 22, 1945, in
hot pursuit of the retreating
German forces, Pfc. Keith
Winston, a combat medic,
managed to get a succinct
comment past the military
censor to his wife back in
"I'm sure you can guess where
we are now. But in case you can't
I can probably get away with
saying that when we reached this
'sacred soil' everyone stopped,
and every troop, in ceremonious
style, spat."
WINSTON was 32 years old,
Jewish, and the father of two
children when he was drafted into
the Army in the spring of 1944.
Assigned to the 100th Division
shortly before it departed for
France later that year, he served
throughout the Century Division's
170 days of front line duty, and as
a combat medic usually managed
to pen a few lines to his wife
almost every day.
Winston died in 1970, and his
widow, Sarah Winston, had edited
his wartime letters into a book,
"V-Mail: Letters of a World War
II Combat Medic" (Algonquin
Books of Chapel Hill), which the
military historian, John S.D.
Eisenhower, describes in his in-
troduction as offering "a new
perspective" to the written record
of World War II.
Winston's letters, he says, pro-
vide a look at the war it seemed to
the men in the ranks at the time:
"No 'Ike and Monty' controver-
sies; no 'Blood and Guts' flam-
boyance just reality."
Like most American civilians of
his age who are forced to leave
their jobs and families and become -
part of America's military
machine, Winston didn't want to
go, and intensely disliked the
regimented nature of life in the
Army. His early letters home,
written while he underwent basic
infantry training, are filled with
the griping that was the American
GI's prerogative.
FOLLOWING basic training
and assignment to the 100th Divi-
sion, he was interviewed before
being placed in a unit. He men-
tioned that he had been known to
faint at the sight of blood. In
characteristic Army fashion, he
was assigned to the 398th Infan-
try Regiment as a combat medic.
Shortly after his outfit went in-
to action in the Vosges Mountains
of France, he was sent to rescue a
wounded soldier. "I was deter-
mined to avoid looking at this
catastrophe and tried to keep
my head averted as much as it was
possible," he wrote home.
"But somehow and this is
really uncanny the first thing
that drew my eyes, as if magnetiz-
'I 'm sure you can guess where we are now. But
i in yvucun dhrw uiiurre we are now. dui mma* ,..,,-.._ *___j j
in case you can't- I can probably get away *f "* stop^d- and ""* trooP'
with saymg that whey, we reached thk Sacred cererrumws style, spat.
Excerpts From A Soldier's Letters
had relatives over here? Today we heard a rending,
pitiful story. He was finally able to visit his home
town, and when he got to his old house, the oc-
cupants told him his parents had been sent to
Lublin concentration camp three years ago and
you know what that means wholesale slaughter.
The poor guy. You should have seen him when he
came back. His eyes were red and swollen, his face
wet with tears. No one or nothing could console
"It's Sunday, but you wouldn't know it unless
someone told you. You'll get a kick out of this. One
of the Medics decided he'd like to attend Jewish
services but since there's no Jewish Chaplain, he
conducted the services himself. I was there with 15
others. The Catholic Chaplain supplied us with
Jewish prayer books, and this young Medic did an
excellent job. There was humor in it, too. This
fellow was so determined to have a good number
show up, he kept looking out of the window to see
if any more were coming. He watched as one boy
from a foxhole walked right past (the poor guy
couldn't find the place),

"Remember Mox? The Jewish refugee boy who
at Stuttgart and helped to clean
out pockets of resistance in
Bavaria before the German
IN ALL, the 100th Division was
engaged in front line combat
operations for 170 straight days.
The division was never a
headliner, always relegated to
tough fighting in the underplayed
Seventh Army. "This lack of
glamour, however," John
Eisenhower declares in his in-
troduction, "helps to make Keith
Winston's story more significant
for what it is. Had the 100th Divi-
sion hit the Normandy beaches,
held a shoulder of the Bulge, or
seized a bridge over the Rhine,
readers would be tempted to refer
to Winston's eyewitness account
to learn about a special event. As
it is, we are attracted to it only as
the sage of a single combat medic
an aid man who previously
fainted at the sight of blood. His
story is undiluted."
Winston was a native of
Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated
from Girard College. In 1932, in
the height of the Depression, he
found a job as an insurance under-
writer. Following his army ser-
vice, he returned to insurance
work, later retiring to work with
his wife on magazine assignments.
He died in 1970.
"The boys were tripping over one another trying
to make him feel a little better. What can you say
to a boy with a tragedy so decimating as his? No
one could find the right words. Even Chuck, the
'rough' GI from Arkansas, who's never at a loss
for words.
ed, was this torn-off leg. I was
almost in a state of shock, and I
just stood there, staring, almost
not believing what I saw.
"But Honey, somehow a
superstrength rushed through in
moments like these and I was
aware that the life of this boy
depended upon our immediate and
careful attention. To make a long,
gruesome story short, I did what I
was sent out to do and that was
my first and thorough initiation.
After that, I was about ready for
WINSTON WAS soon wounded
himself, and was later awarded
the Purple Heart medal. He
became a valuable member of his
medical detachment and after the
fighting was over was awarded a
Bronze Star for meritorious ser-
vice in combat; on one occasion,
his commanding officer referred
to him as "the one indispensable
man" in the detachment.
The 100th Division participated
in the U.S. Seventh Army's drive
to oust the Germans from the
Vosges Mountains, cracked the
formidable Maginot Line fortifica-
tions which the Germans had oc-
cupied after the French surrender
in 1940, withstood savage
counterattacks as a consequence
of the German winter offensive
following the Ardennes
breakthrough further to the
north, then after the U.S. First
Army's seizure of the bridge at
Remagen, smashed the Nazi
citadel at Bitche, drove to and
across the Rhine.
Afterward, in some of the most
severe fighting of the war, the
100th Division took the city of
Heilbronn over fanatical opposi-
tion by SS and Hitler Youth units,
and linked up with French forces
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Expert Assesses Alcohol, Drug Problem Amongst American Jews
projection that 40,000 to
50,000 American Jews are
alcoholics has been made by a
Jewish social work expert who
directs his agency's drug and
alcohol unit. He also said that
ever more Jews are turning to
The expert, Dr. Milton
Deutsch, directs a new drug
and alcohol abuse program,
"Living Free," sponsored by
the Jewish Community Ser-
vices of Long Island (JCSLI),
with headquarters in Rego
Park, Queens.
Morton Moskin, agency
president, said "Living Free"
was created to meet the needs
of people who rely on drugs or
alcohol to solve problems and
to ease physical and emotional
Deutsch said "we live in a
world where drug and alcohol
abuse is no longer confined to
the addict. Substance abuse
can happen to anyone, and,
contrary to the myth that
Jewish people are not
drinkers, is the grim reality
that alcoholism among the
Jewish people is estimated to
be between one and eight per-
cent, which represents 40,000
to 50,000 American Jews who
are alcoholics." Comparable
figures have also been given by
other experts in the field.
Since the start of this year,
408 clients have been seen in
the Rego park office and 222
residents of Nassau County at
the agency office in Hemp-
stead. Deutsch said women
clients represent 67 percent of
the participants in Queens and
42 percent of Nassau County
Most were in the 31 to 40
year age group, followed by 35
percent aged 22 to 30. Half of
the clients were marijuana
users. The other half were
multiple drug abusers,
representing combinations of
heroin, barbiturates, cocaine,
alcohol and marijuana.
He said counselors in the
"Living Free" program report
that most persons who abuse
drugs are single people who
are lonely. Some feel isolated
and have anxieties about mak-
ing new acquaintances. They
find singles bars and parties a
hard way to form a social life
and turn to drugs to ease their
He said others abuse drugs
to escape frc n the many pro-
on the problems which forced
them to turn to drugs or
alcohol as their coping
mechanism, Dr. Deutsch said.
Clients are counseled to
become involved in groups
whose members have a com-
monality of interests.
Unemployed clients helped to
find jobs improved greatly.
Counselors report finding
that a growing number of peo-
ple are turning to "innocent"
blems stemming from divorce drugs, including tranquilizers,
and from the pressures of be- sleeping pills, over-the-counter
ing single parents. Many drug
abusers were found to be beset
with financial problems,
unemployment, or living on
marginal incomes. Most of
them were found to have low
self-esteem and to lack self-
He said the program en-
courages drug users to deal
with their problems directly
rather than to try to escape
from them by use of drugs.
The therapy gives them a
chance to ventilate their feel-
ings and helps them to focus
and prescription drugs, in ad-
dition to hard drugs and
Deutsch said many middle-
class Jews use all kinds of
drugs, from cocaine to co-
deine, adding that they do not
fit "the old stereotype of the
depraved addict."
Deutsch, who is JCSLI assis-
tant executive director, said
present day drug abusing Jews
"are students, business peo-
ple, professionals, housewives
and older men and women."
He said young people are the
most frequent marijuana
users, with cocaine use
spreading at an "alarming"
rate in this group. Cocaine is
the choice among Jews in their
20's and 30's. Older Jews
generally get "hooked" on
prescription drug pain killers,
tranquilizers and "anything
with cocaine in it."
JACS Reaches Out To
Jewish Alcoholics, Addicts
The 12-step program of
Alcoholics Anonymous has
proven to be the most effec-
tive, long-lasting form of
A Jewish Alcoholic Tells His Story
My name is Mike (fictitious name) and I'm an alcoholic
and a drug addict. I'm also Jewish, which may be surprising,
bat it shouldn't be. I might as well be Buddhist. The in-
curable disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency can
strike anyone, regardless of religion, race, nationality, socio-
economic status or sex.
I was the archetypal good Jewish boy until the year after
my bar mitzvah, when I discovered that my problems disap-
peared through the use of alcohol and drugs. I remember
sneaking joints in the temple parking lot before confirmation
class and drinking to "get ready" for youth group socials.
For 16 years I convinced myself that I was merely a casual,
social user. After all, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from col-
lege, became a respected professional, bought a car and a
house, and had a good relationship with my wife. My life was
in order, under control. I had no horror stories of "hitting
bottom," of wrecked cars, ruined families or near-death ex-
periences to tell like all other alcoholics.
But nine months ago I realized that I was truly depen-
dent on alcohol and drugs. How often bad I claimed that I
could stop anytime I wanted to? Yet when I tried to abstain, I
became restless, irritable, unable to sleep. I realized that I
was a slave to chemicals.
I remembered past social situations which would, for me,
have been intolerable without the alcohol- or drug-induced
haze which protected me from life and enabled me to run
away from myself. I realized that I couldn't bring work home
from the office and do it without a drink, nor could I spend
time alone without relying on my chemical "friends."
Although I had convinced myself for years that I had con-
trol over these substances, I now had to admit that they had
control over me, and I hated myself for that. Like many
alcoholics and addicts, I was very ashamed of myself.
Although my material existence was stable, my inner, emo-
tional life was in chaos.
Now when I hear people trying to define chemical
dependency, I listen closely. I agree with those who say that
if you think you have a problem, then you probably do. If you
say you can stop but you can't, you've got a problem. If
alcohol or drug use presents a problem in your family life or
with your job, you'd better get help.
But it is not a disgrace to be an alcoholic or drug addict.
For me it's been a blessing, because during my short period of
recovery so far, I've changed. I'm no longer afraid of being
myself or of feeling, and the spontaneous mood swings that
used to shock me and others are less frequent. Life is still im-
Esrfect and it always will be, but it's gotten a lot better,
evertheless, I have a lifetime of recovery ahead of me.
When I admitted my problem to myself, I tried to exer-
cise my willpower to stop. For one week I bit the bullet,
unable to sleep or show patience with anyone or anything. I
was so depressed that I figured I'd go back to drinking and
drugging, if this was what being straight was all about.
Then a friend convinced me to go to AA.
Like everyone who attends AA for the first time, I was
bristling with fear and skepticism. "I'm not a bum; I don't
belong with these people," I said. And the "G-d-thing," as I
called it then, really bothered me.
In my intellectual, secular search for spirituality since
my Jewish confirmation, I had become agnostic. I was con-
vinced that if G-d did exist. He didn't care a whole lot about
His human creations. I wanted empirical proof of His
I know now that my addiction to alcohol and drugs was
partly a misguided search for spirituality. G-d was not to be
found at the bottom of the bottle or at the end of a line of
And after a few months at AA meetings, the "G-d-thing"
is becoming less of a problem. I've come to realize that faith,
the intangible unverifiable belief in G-d and His beneficent
power, is enough, for today.
The only requirement for membership in AA (or in NA,
Narcotics Anonymous) is the desire to stop drinking or drug-
ging. Neither organization is affiliated with any religious
doctrine, though both incorporate steps to recovery which
urge the alcohlic-addict to seek contact with a higher power,
a G-d of kit understanding.
The last phrase above is essential. Many alcoholic Jews
have avoided AA because they think they will be inculcated
with non-Jewish theology but the "G-d of your understan-
ding" can be the G-d of Moses, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob. There is nothing in the 12-step program offered by AA
that is inherently in conflict with the basic tenets of Judaism.
AA simply suggests that alcoholics yield control of their
disease and their lives to the care of a higher power because
as alcoholics they have proven that they can't control either
The fact that many AA groups meet in churches doesn't
mean that by attending a meeting a Jew is going to turn into
Jerry Falwell. In fact, in some larger cities there are
predominantly Jewish AA groups which meet in synagogues
and temples.
My higher power is the Jewish G-d, and I feel closer to
Him now than at any time during or prior to my addiction. It
is not coincidental that my dependency on chemicals began
shortly after I turned my back on what I erroneously conceiv-
ed was the "hypocrisy" of organized religion. My sobriety
began shortly after I began to say Shema again twice a day.
Another common aversion to AA that Jews and many
others succumb to is the fear of being revealed publicly and
shamed as a weak, worthless person. But the second "A" in
AA stands for anonymity. I've encountered neighbors and
working colleagues at AA meetings, and the feeling was one
of brotherhood rather than embarrassment.
I know that there has been a strong feeling of denial in
the Jewish community with regard to alcoholism and drug
adiction. The myth is that only Gentiles are drunks. This is
the same fallacious wall of denial that the individual
alcoholic-addict constructs to convince himself that he
doesn't have a problem. It takes a lot of time and education to
break though that denial, but it must be destroyed before in-
dividual or collective treatment can be successful.
The percentage of chemically-dependent people in the
Jewish community is presently about the same as the percen-
tage m the general population; in some places it IT even
Alcoholic or addicted Jews should seek help, and the rest
of the Jewish community need, to accept then. as^ful
respectable community members who have a disease like
diabetes, that is incurable but manageable. %"~C9~e' "e
i_ J}f iewi8h comn,unity d<* <* *n excellent job of car-
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recovery from alcoholism, and
most in-patient treatment pro-
grams and private therapists
urge their alcoholic or addicted
patients to become active in
AA or NA (Narcotics
Anonymous) in order to main-
tain their sobriety and
gradually improve their lives.
Many Jewish alcoholics,
however, never seek the sup-
port and understanding of AA
groups because they consider
Alcoholics Anonymous a
"Christian" fellowship that
meets in churches.
To help encourage Jewish
alcoholics to become active in
AA and to provide a Jewish
context for recovery, JACS
(Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically
Dependents and Significant
Others) groups are being form-
ed all over the country.
At an all-day conference on
alcoholism and addiction last
February in Broward County,
59 of the 250 attendees signed
up for affiliation with a South
Florida JACS group, and ac-
cording to Judith Gomberg-
Meade, who spearheaded the
formation of a JACS group,
the meeting list currently has
almost 100 names on it.
"This thing is definitely
moving," she said, while em-
phasizing that JACS provides
a supplement to rather than a
replacement for the AA or NA
12-step program of recovery.
"Recovery is a spiritual pro-
cess," she explained.
"Although AA is not affiliated
with any religious denomina-
tion, Jewish people sometimes
have difficulty with it because
so many AA meetings are held
in churches. Also, the Lord's
Prayer, which is spoken at the
end of the meeting, is con-
nected in people's minds with
Ms. Gomberg-Meade said
that the purpose of JACS is
two-fold. For the Jewish
alcoholic who is recovering,
JACS groups can provide
study and enrichment
meetings to improve the
alcoholic's relationshp with
and understanding of his
"higher power."
"The 11th step of AA en-
courages the alcoholic or ad-
dict to increase his or her con-
scious contact with a G-d of his
or her understanding through
prayer and meditation. At this
time, when alcoholics and ad-
dicts are trying to expand
their spiritual lives, JACS
groups can provide them with
a means to do so," Gomberg-
Meade said.
Continued on Page 11

For the Alcoholic-Addict
Friday, January 3, 1986/Thc Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Recovery Alternatives Abound
If a Jewish alcoholic or drug
addict overcomes the wall of
denial that prevents him from
being aware of his disease,
where can he go for help?
A rabbi is often the first
form of counsel a Jewish
alcoholic-addict will seek out,
due to his fear of public ex-
posure through participation
in peer support groups or
treatment through community
health organizations.
Recognizing the scope of the
problem in the local Jewish
community, Rabbi Howard J.
Hirsh of the Central Conser-
vative Synagogue instituted a
department of pastoral
counseling, staffed by himself
and three other trained
Rabbi Hirsch accounts for
the increase in chemical
dependency among Jews by
observing that "as Jews move
upward in society, they are ac-
quiring society's vices." For
example, cocaine addiction is
becoming increasingly com-
mon among younger, more af-
fluent members of the Jewish
"We have been able in the
last three years to cover a lot
of ground," explained Rabbi
Hirsch, who attended the
Burdenstein School of
Pastoral Psychiatry at the
Jewish Theological Seminary.
If a particular case is beyond
the counseling scope of the
pastoral counselors, the suf-
ferer is informed of their alter-
natives. Many times, to assure
the privacy desired, some peo-
ple end up in one-to-one
counseling with psychologists
or psychiatrists.
Nevertheless, Rabbi Hirsch
claims that the program of
Alcoholics Anonymous "has
done a lot of good," and he
always mentions AA as an im-
portant alternative when talk-
ing to Jewish alcoholics.
Observing that the Jewish
community is "waking up to
the facts of alcoholism and
drug addiction, Rabbi Hirsch
noted that the rabbinical
leadership of all three bran-
ches of Judaism is presently
giving the subject of alcohol-
and-drug-abuse serious
Although the Jewish Family
and Children's Service is
neither a detoxification center
nor a primary chemical
dependency counseling ser-
vice, the staff there is very
aware of these problems, and
they refer their clients to other
programs if there is a need.
While focusing on family
and marital counseling, the
professionals at JFCo know
that any underlying chemical
dependency must be dealt with
in order for family and marital
counseling to be effective.
The JFCS can also provide
valuable support for the
already recovering alcoholic or
drug addict. When a chemical-
ly dependent person stops us-
ing, a great hole is created in
his life, and oftentimes
counseling and help construc-
tively fill the hole.
Furthermore, family and
marital relationships change in
families where one or two
members are recovering from
alcoholism or addiction, and
JFCS counseling is often very
beneficial in these cases.
The staff at JFCS often
urges clients to become involv-
ed in Alcoholics Anonymous, a
non-sectarian program of
The key, said Ned Goldberg,
acting executive director of
JFCS, is community educa-
tion. To that end, the JFCS
will sponsor a seminar entitled
"Chemical Dependency in the
Jewish Community" on Thurs-
day, February 6.
Ivan Goldberg, director of
the JFK Hospital Center for
Recovery, and JFCS board
member Dr. Alfred Libby will
be among the panelists in the
the first of 8 one-day forums
focusing on issues oi concern
to the Jewish community.
Also, on Thursday, February
15 from 7 to 9 p.m. the JFCS
will conduct, in conjunction
with the Jewish Community
Center, a program for
teenagers on alcoholism and
drug abuse. Ellen Flaum and
Marilyn Mee from the Drug
Abuse Treatment Association
(DATA) will be on hand to pro-
vide information and conduct
role-playing and group
Educating the Jewish Com-
munity may prevent further
abuse, will help convince those
who suffer to get help and
force the entire community to
deal directly with the problem.
Another counseling alter-
native for chemically
dependent people is the
psychiatrist or clinical
psychologist. One such
therapist, Dr. Dominic Zac-
cheo, former director of the
Lake Hospital Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse Treatment
program, asserted that the
stigma, fear and denial of
alcoholism and addiction are
not restricted to the Jewish
community. The wall of denial,
he said, is prevalent in many
communities in which a
"collective consciousness"
Zaccheo stressed that
alcoholism and drug dependen-
cy are not "diseases of the
will." Observing that until
recently "there has been a con-
spiracy of silence" with regard
to alcohol and drug abuse, Zac-
cheo insisted that, "it's O.K. to
admit that you have a
After pointing to recent
medical studies which suggest
that chemical dependency
arises from bio-chemical
idiosyncracies which may be
hereditary, Zaccheo noted that
marijuana and cocaine seem to
be the chemical-of-choice
among younger members of
the Jewish community, but he
claimed that the disease of
dependency is the same
regardless of substance, and
"nobody comes back cured.
Recovery from this disease is a
lifelong, never-ending
Zaccheo mentioned that in-
patient and day-treatment pro-
grams are valuable depending
on the degree to which the
disease has progressed in a
given individual.
"But aftercare is the most
critical point of treatment,"
Zaccheo claimed, and he
pointed to the success of
Alcoholics Anonymous, a peer
group program involving a
lifelong, 12-step recovery pro-
cess. "The people at AA have
been there, and they care, no
matter who you are or what
you've done, he said.
Zaccheo also insisted that
family involment in recovery
from addiction or alcoholism is
essential, since everyone in the
chemically dependent per-
son's family is affected by the
A Jewish alcoholic or drug
addict has other treatment
alternatives, as well. In
Palm Beach County the
Beachcomber Alcoholism
Treatment Center, The
Hanley-Hazeldon Counseling
Center, JFK Hospital Lake
Hospital and the Palm Beach
Institute all offer intensive in-
patient programs which incor-
porate individual, group and
family counseling. Most health
insurance policies cover all or
part of the expenses for such
The largest, oldest and most
comprehensive program in the
area is the Comprehensive
Alcoholism Rehabilitation Pro-
gram (CARP), which began in
1968 as a program for in-
digents, but which now treats
addicts and alcoholics from a
wide socio-economic spectrum.
In 1984 over 7,000 people
walked through CARP doors
in West Palm Beach, Lake
Worth, Tequesta and Belle
Glade, and the organization
boasts a 40-50 percent non-
recidivist recovery rate based
on aftercare studies conducted
up to one year after initial
However, Ed Adams, direc-
tor of development for CARP,
was quick to reiterate that
chemical dependency is a
disease with no known cure.
He told the Jewish Floridian
that "CARP's continuum of
care model of treatment allows
for tailor-made treatment in
line with an individual's needs.
We also try to involve the
whole family in treatment."
CARP is known as the most
economical treatment pro-
gram in the area, although
Adams insisted that patients
are responsible for paying
after treatment. They may pay
small amounts on a weekly
basis or pay by working at one
of the CARP centers, but they
must, according to Adams,
have a sense of remunerative
The "C" in CARP stands for
Comprehensive, and there are
a variety of services offered,
including 24-hour Receiving
Center at 415 Iris Street in
West Palm Beach, which
serves as a crisis stabilization
and referral program. The
Primary Care Center at the
same address provides medical
detoxification and withdrawal
management services.
Each patient at CARP is
assessed and treatment is
determined according to the
evaluation. Some patients re-
quire intensive residential pro-
grams for a period of time.
Others participate in in-
termediate residential treat-
ment similar to a halfway
house. CARP also has two out-
patient centers offering in-
dividual, group, marital, fami-
ly and educational counseling.
CARP even offers a domicilary
program for the chronically
dysfunctional elderly alcoholic
or drug addict.
Despite the variety of treat-
ment modalities available in
our community, most
knowledgable people agree on
several points: There are still
many active alcoholics and ad-
dicts who have yet to admit
that they have an incurable
disease for which the only
treatment is a lifelong com-
mitmet to recovery. Also, the
12-step programs of AA and
NA provide an important
means of ongoing support and
guidance into the realms of
spiritual health and freedom
from the compulsion to use
alcohol and/or drugs.
Most importantly, only an
enlightened, aware community
that knows a good deal about
the disease process of
alcoholism and addiction and
accepts it as such will be able
to help its members recover,
and in doing so improve the
health of the entire
Ed Adams of CARP
Dr. Dominic Zaccheo
Continued from Page 10-
Secondly, JACS attempts to
educate the community about
alcoholism and drug addiction
and to provide support for
alcoholics who are seeking
help for the first time by listen-
ing and encouraging them to
join AA.
"We're trying to build a
foundation," Gomberg-Meade
said. "It's imperative that the
Jewish community as a whole,
including Federation and rab-
binical leadership, takes note
of this reality and acts to help
those who suffer."
For more information regar-
ding JACS, please contact
Judith Gomberg-Meade at
486-0650, Lou Hochstedder at
483-4350, or Maria at
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Senior Center Fire Probe Continuing
Jewish Exponent
Staff Reporter
The police and fire depart-
ments are continuing their in-
vestigations of a recent fire
suspected to be arson, that vir-
tually destroyed the entire in-
side of a four-story building
that served as a multi-service
center for over 500 elderly
Jews. The early morning blaze
that ripped through the South
Philadelphia Senior Center
may have destroyed a central
lifeline for the elderly Jews,
but it did not destroy their
"We are like the Israelites
dispersed and, like them, we
shall find our new home,"
declared 70-year-old Sophie
Flexer, one of the many
residents of this once thriving
Jewish neighborhood who took
full advantage of the programs
provided by the Center. These
included a subsidized hot lunch
program, a management ser-
vices program, social ac-
tivities, clubs, classes and
"Yes, we are going to
rebuild, they can't keep us
down,'' said Nathan
Greenberg, 72. Rose Levin,
who is 72 years old and
wheelchair-bound, said "I par-
ticipated in everything" at the
Center, "and I will at a new
place. One thing I learned at
the Center was there is no
such thing as can't."
Ethiopian Olim Studying To Be Dental Assistants
of the 21 Ethiopian women in a
special course for dental
assistants at the Hebrew
University-Hadassah School of
Dental Medicine founded by
the Alpha Omega Fraternity,
had ever visited a dentist
before coming to Israel last
year. Yet Dr. Jonathon Mann,
head of the Assistants and
Hygienists training for the
Department of Community
Dentistry at the dental school
believes they can become good
dental assistants because of
their willingness to learn, in-
nate politeness and charm.
The women, who range from
20 to 40 years of age, were
solicitated by a radio ad broad-
cast in Anharic, their native
Ethiopian tongue, for the
specially designed program.
All had been living in absorp-
tion centers in Israel for over
18 months after long harrow-
ing journeys across Ethiopia
and detention there in govern-
ment camps.
Standard psychometric tests
for admission to the school
were invalid because of the
lack of cultural and educa-
tional reference points for the
emigres. Instead, Dr. Mann
based admission on determina-
tion and comprehension of
Hebrew. And despite tragic
The students are living in a
hostel on the Hebrew Univer-
sity campus. To help acclimate
them to western thought and
procedures the first four mon-
ths of the course are being
devoted to intensive studies in
Hebrew and English.
This also gives them a
chance to become familiar with
the faculty and the routine of
abuse and loss of families in
amny cases, 21 women were
selected to train.
Synagogues Have Become
Refugee Sanctuaries
New Jewish Agenda (NJA) has
reported that an ongoing
study had indicated that, as of
last Dec. 1, 17 Reform and
Conservative synagogues had
declared themselves to be
sanctuaries for Central
American refugees.
The NJA also reported that,
in addition, the synagogues
are located throughout the
United States. The NJA said
the study found that Jewish in-
volvement in sanctuary aid
developed from the arrests of
12 sanctuary workers last year
in Tucson, Arizona.
Paul Tick, co-chairperson of
NJA's Central America Task
Force and coordinator of the
study, declared that "before
the arrests only two Jewish
congregations had made public
sanctuary declarations."
He said many of the
synagogues which have
become sanctuaries were in-
itially contacted by and have
worked with NJA members.
He said when the NJA realized
there was "enormous in-
terest" in the subject, the NJA
published a brochure, "Jews
and the Sanctuary
Tick said the brochure has
information about sanctuaries,
the history of sanctuaries "and
how it relates to the Jewish
community and what Jews can
Asked what makes sanc-
tuary for refugees from Cen-
tral American countries a
Jewish issue, Tick said that
"throughout history Jews
themselves have been
homeless and in exile. Periods
of persecution have forced
countless generations (of
Jews) to live in fear."
personal histories of hardship, studying before embarking on
the regular studies of the den-
tal assistants course: anatomy,
biochemistry, epidemiology
and professional-patient
In addition each of the
women is being "adopted" by
an Israeli enrolled in the
regular training course to fur-
ther help them orient
themselves in a strange en-
vironment. The course will last
14 months in total, six more
than the standard course, to
give the women in this unique
He noted that "just one
generation ago, most of the
world denied Jewish refugees pilot program the best chance
a sanctuary, while a third of to succeed.
the Jewish people perished in
the Holocaust. The State of
Israel is the way we, contem-
porary Jews, have provided a
safe haven for ourselves."
Mark Epstein, the other co-
chairperson of the NJA Task
Force, said "the concept of
sanctuary has expanded to in-
clude a variety of services as
well as housing refugees.
Synagogues we surveyed are
tutoring, providing material
aid and financial assistance to
churches that have taken in
refugee families."
In many ways it sounds like
science fiction: from never
having seen a dentist to pro-
fessional dental assistant in a
short span of years. But it's
only part of the fascinating
story of Israel's newest im-
migrants the Ethiopians
and the many ways Hadassah
as Israel's leader in medical
care and vocational/educa-
tional programs is helping ab-
sorb these people from a
primitive economy and culture
into the Mideast's most
westernized high tech state.
"This is the gutsiest group of
people," said Frances Kleiner,
director of the Center. "They
are just amazing: they are not
written off. There is a piece of
Jewish history in that building;
many of these people's
children went to school there.
Damn those who started that
fire. But we'll do something to
get this place started again for
these people."
"For most of these people,
the Center was like a second
home," said David Friedman,
public relations director of the
Jewish Community Centers.
"It was a reason to get up in
the morning."
While there is not yet any
word on rebuilding the heavily
damaged center, the Federa-
tion of Jewish Agencies of
Greater Philadelphia is respon-
ding to the crisis by resuming
emergency operations and a
hot-lunch program at the Mt.
Sinai-Daroff Division of the
Albert Einstein Medical
Center, according to Samuel
Sorin, Jewish Community
Center executive director.
The temporary services be-
ing provided at Einstein are
due to the generosity of
Steven Levitsky, director of
the facility, "who graciously
responded to our request for
space," said Sorin. "Similar
offers from the Jewish Family
and Children's Agency and
Federation day care services
proved that the Jewish com-
munity is quick to respond in
times of crisis," he said.
Both Sorin and Federation
of Jewish Agencies president
Bennett Aaron praised the
responsiveness of the Federa-
tion agencies. "I am greatly
impressed by the tremendous
cooperation exhibited by all
the agencies in our Federation
family," said Aaron, adding
that the staff and leadership of
both the JCC and Jewish
Employment and Vocational
Service merit special thanks
for their dedication to meeting
the needs of their clients.
A Wedding
On The Ward
Actors Picket "The New Yorker'
For Not Listing Play
medical center that treats
450,000 patients annually it
takes something out of the or-
dinary to make the personnel
pause. That something was
provided by Carmela Joshua
and Uzi Barashi this past
November when they were
married by his mother's bed-
side with her doctors as
and orderlies
chuppah as she
from a kidney
holding the
Barashi, 51,
resident Zahava
was admitted to
Hadassah-Hebrew University
Medical Center's Surgery B
Department shortly before her
son's planned wedding when
complications from diabetes
caused her body to reject a
previous transplant.
A heart attack four days
before the scheduled
transplant put the operation in
jeopardy but the second
transplant went smoothly.
And so did the wedding at-
tended by her entire surgical
team and the ward's support
staff, who rejoiced as she said
the "shechecheyanu" prayer
that she had been sustained
to live until this time.
Among the family members
celebrating with her was her
husband, Sassoon, who recent-
ly retired from Hadassah after
22 years as an ambulance
While the Hadassah-Hebfew
University Medical Center
does not keep statistics about
the effect of weddings on
recovery rates from surgery,
Mrs. Barashi's doctors are
willing to go on record that the
simcha has been invaluable in
her treatment at this time.
While the Yiddish musical "A
Match Made in Heaven" will
go on as scheduled, it will not
be among the hundreds of
cultural events listed weekly in
The New Yorker Magazine's
"Goings on About Town" col-
umn, the subject of a continu-
ing dispute here.
The magazine's decision not
to list the Yiddish musical,
which opened last October at
Town Hall Theater one block
east of Broadway's theater
district, brought out a handful
of demonstrators who braved
the be1o w freezing
temperatures to protest out-
side the magazine s offices.
''We feel it is
discriminatory," said Stewart
Figa, a member of the musical
cast who plays the role of
Berish. "The Yiddish Theater
has always been a part of the
New York cultural scene."
Nonetheless, the New
Yorker's executive vice presi-
dent, John Newhouse Jr.,
reiterated the publication's
position that there are "many,
many shows and plays" and
other cultural events in New
York that are listed in the "Go-
ings on About Town" column.
"The New Yorker Magazine
does riot attempt to list every
show in New York," he told
the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
cy. "It lists some shows and
doesn't list others." As he
spoke, demonstrators nearby
carried placards declaring,
"The New Yorker Magazine is
unfair to the Yiddish
But Newhouse pointed out
that the magazine only a few
weeks ago did a review of
"The Golden Land," a review
of Yiddish musical songs and
klezmer music that tells the
story of immigrants to the
The controversy, brewing
for several weeks, has resulted
in charges of unfairness and
discrimination being filed with
the state and city human
rights divisions against the
magazine by the musical's pro-
ducer, Raymond Ariel. In addi-
tion, charges have been filed
with the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith.
Carol Lister, director of the
ADLf s New York office, said
the ADL has reviewed the
dispute and "while we may not
necessarily agree with the
editorial judgement of the
magazine, we do not feel it is
discriminatory." She confirm-
ed that Newhouse is a member
of the ADL's New York
regional board, but added
"this has nothing to do with"
the ADL judgement.
Ariel charged that the
magazine is discriminating
because it omitted the Yiddish
play from the section that
"lists every Broadway show
now playing, as well as some
50 other Off-Off Broadway and
Off-Broadway shows."
The cast and others involved
in the play said the musical is
the major Yiddish production
in New York and Broadway
and refusing to list it is harm-
ful to the show, and to the
company of more than 30.

Friday, January 3, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Jewish Feminist Movement
Celebrating Its Bar Mitzvah Year

London Chronicle Syndicate
The Israeli feminist move-
ment has just passed if a
metaphor from the male
world is permissible its
Bar Mitzvah year. Thirteen
years ago the first tentative
moves were made to bring
awareness of Women's Lib
to male-oriented Israeli
The movement, perpetually
plagued by internal personality
clashes, conflicts of interest and
aims between the lesbian and
heterosexual elements, external
disappointments and betrayals,
can now look back on a period of
achievement tempered by set-
backs in which the status of
women has at least become an
issue that no one laughs about any
more. But, as one activist put it,
"the revolution has not yet
It all began in the winter of
1971, when two groups were
established quite by coincidence
and independently of each other.
IN HAIFA, Marcia Freedman,
a young American immigrant
teaching philosophy at the Univer-
sity, began to put around ideas
about equality for women which
must have sounded as revolu-
tionary as Galileo's theories to the
fixed-idea mentality in which they
both operated. In Jerusalem, a
left-wing oriented group,
dominated by Community lawyer
Leah Tsemel, began their
The press started to bite. Mar-
cia Freedman gave an interview
to La'isha, the woman's glossy
magazine, and spoke on radio. In
Tel Aviv, her ideas struck a chord
in the mind of a young housewife,
Esther Eilam, a sociologist and
mother of two. She contacted
Marcia, who instructed her to
read Betty Friedan, sent other
material and helped her to
establish the Tel Aviv group.
"We advertised our first
meeting at the university, and
four women turned up, but by the
time we held our second meeting,
we were 14." They held
consciousness-raising discussions
(libbers' jargon for being taught
the "right" attitudes) and talked
out their problems.
"We all felt there was
something wrong in our lives. One
of the first discussions was on who
was supposed to clean out the
toilet. It was like a symbol of the
woman's role; in every case the
woman was the one to do it."
LIKE HER American sisters,
Esther began to question her
whole way of life. "I was doing an
important job 24 hours a day and
was taken for granted. No one
thought about me as a person. I
felt... outside of life."
The small nucleus of Womens'
Lib in Tel Aviv found some initial
support in Naamat, the pioneer
women's labor organization. A
joint meeting was held, addressed
by Knesset Member Shulamit
Aloni (known even then for her
stand on human rights), Marcia
Freedman and Ruth Rasnic, who
later became a familiar figure in
the fight against violence towards
women, particularly battered
When the feminists decided to
hold their first demonstration
against an Ideal Woman contest
being held in Tel Aviv's Mann
Auditorium the male
chauvinists around realized that
Women's Lib had finally arrived
in Israel. "We had achieved our
first aim," recalls Esther, "of con-
vincing people that there was a,
The movement received a
tremendous boost with the elec-
tion in 1973 of Marcia Freedman
to the Knesset, where she made
herself heard on the subject of
battered women (she had already
opened the first shelter in Haifa).
Watching a film clip recently of
her maiden speech, one is struck,
to boiling point, by the rows of
elderly male members of the
Knesset sniggering at the whole
idea and Marcia, her Hebrew une-
qual to the task of answering
them, having to content herself
with flashing her dark eyes at
them disgustedly, in a quite un-
parliamentary way.
EVEN WITH their "own"
Knesset member, however, the
feminists were dissatisfied with
their progress. And relations with
Marica Freedman were not good.
Says Esther Eilam:
"She told us that she was
elected not just for women's
rights, but for all citizens, and
again we felt betrayed. As an im-
migrant, she didn't really know
enough about Israeli women. She
was unpopular because of her very
left-wing political views, and yet
the public considered her our
Possibly her outspoken views in
favor of lesbianism did nothing to
improve the image of the women's
movement in general, and in 1977
she was attacked for having
criticized the Israeli Government
while in America. I interviewed
Marcia then and recall her
scathing reference to her ex-
husband and men in general.
"Picking up and washing his
smelly socks isn't my idea of
fulfillment," she told me, dismiss-
ing all her critics as either fascists
or mentally deranged.
THE FIRST practical achieve-
ment of the feminist movement
came at the beginning of 1974,
when the issue for which they had
come out on the streets for the
first time abortion law reform
was debated in the Knesset.
As early as 1972, Uri Avnery,
the left-wing editor of Haolam
Hazeh, had raised the issue, and
although Marcia Freedman had
suggested they support it, they
felt they could not work with him,
given the pornographic nature of
his publication. So they acted
alone, demonstrating outside the
Knesset for the right of women to
control their own bodies. (At the
time abortion was totally illegal,
and back-street abortions were
The Bill, proposed by Shulamit
Aloni, was passed with the famous
clause allowing abortion for social
reasons which has since been
repealed by the Likud. The
feminists were not satisfied even
then as they had demanded a far
more liberal law.
They made news again when
another piece of legislation they
had initiated the basic law on
equal rights for men and women
was killed on its second reading
under the influence of the Na-
tional Religious Party in the last
Rabin Government. A huge
demonstration and mock funeral
in Jerusalem ended in violence
and arrests.
IN THE 1977 elections, the
decision was taken to create the
Women's Party. Marcia Freed-
man financed it out of her Knesset
salary, and the campaign, run on a
shoestring budget and with much
public derision, collected nearly
6,000 votes. Again, all was not
harmony in the movement, with
many feeling that they should be
The main result of the fling with
politics was, again, consciousness-
raising. Perhaps a more damaging
crack in the facade of women's
unity was the dichotomy between
the lesbian and heterosexual
The lesbians demanded that the
movement provide for their
specific needs social gather-
ings, Friday night parties where
they could (like Radclyffe Hall
decades before) "find
The non-lesbians felt these
demands were outside the scope
of their movement. The lesbians
broke away to form Aleph-Irgun
Lesbiot Feministiot but also, in-
cidentally the acronym for
Citizens for Peres!
For several years, they went
underground after one of their
leaders was fired from her
teaching job, having been seen on
television in a gay rights march in
Tel Aviv. They are just now, five
years later, tentatively emerging
from the closest to test whether
the climate of tolerance in Israel
has improved.
WITH THE advent of the
Likud Government in 1977, the
movement felt they had lost some
of the ground gained with the
Alignment. They had just begun
to make some progress, such as
getting sexist stereotypes remov-
ed from textbooks and being in-
vited to lecture to schools. "We
felt we were beginning to change
society," says Esther.
Faced with a reactionary
government and hindered by lack
of money, they decided to change
direction, switching the emphasis
from attempts to alter legislation
and putting all their energies into
caring for the woman as victim.
Besides battered women
shelters which existed in Herzlia
and Jerusalem, Rape Crisis
Centers were established in the
three main towns with some
municipal help. Women's collec-
tives opened, where women could
meet socially and where feminist
literature was available (much of
it translated from English). The
Second Sex publishing house was
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feminist literature.
SO HAS the status of women in
Israel changed? A committee
chaired by Ora Namir, sitting bet-
ween 1975 and 1977, came up
with many suggestions, but
nothing was implemented.
Women still have many gripes
the power of the rabbinical
courts in divorce, the insufficiency
of daycare centers and the short
school day causing mothers to
take unrewarding part-time work,
the non-enforcement of laws
against sex discrimination, the
pressures to put marriage and
mothering before career in Israeli
"Men still run the show," says
Esther, "but at a grassroots level,
I see many signs that women are
talking and thinking differently.
We have to take power for
ourselves. I think there will be in-
teresting developments."
Babies Of Mothers With
Turner's Syndrome Thriving
The two babies born in late
October at the Hadassah-
Hebrew University Medical
Center in Jerusalem to women
without ovaries or ovarian
function, are thriving, happily
oblivious of being medical
In fact, the only thing special
about them is their conception,
made possible through the
sophisticated combination of
ovum donations and synthetic
hormonal cycle techniques
developed by Dr. Joseph
Schenker, head of the
Hadassah-Hebrew University
Medical Center's Obstetrics
and Gynecology Department.
Yet while they are pleased to
shout the news to the world
that it is now possible to have
healthy children despite miss-
ing or damaged ovaries, both
mothers are keeping the exact
nature of the births private. "I
don't want my child to be dif-
ferent," Rachel, a 37-year-old
schoolteacher says. If asked on
her small moshav, "I deny it
for my daughter's sake.
Nobody must know," she says
protectively of her eight-week-
old child.
Rachel was born in Yemen
and is a victim of Turner's
Syndrome which is
characterized in women by the
absence of ovaries. "My hus-
band and I are religious," she
said. "This baby is an answer
to our prayers. In fact, we call
her Tenila, the Hebrew word
for a Psalm, because I recited
Psalms every day until she was
bom and now say them daily in
Tehila, who her mother says
is perfect in every way weighs
8 lbs. and 15 ounces and is be-
ing breast-fed.
The second baby born by
ovum donation was a boy who
has been called Eric by his
27-year-old mother Shirley, an
economist in a large Israeli ci-
ty. Shirley, who was born in
Rumania and emigrated to
Israel at 16, lost the use of her
one functioning ovary to
"Eric wighs 10 lbs.," she
says happily, "and is fine in
every way. He's bottle fed,
eats well, sleeps well we're
very happy. Living in a big city
nobody knows that Eric comes
from an ovum donation. We
keep it a secret but it doesn't
bother us. We iust enjoy him
every minute of the day."
Eighteen other test-tube
babies have been born so far in
the Hadassah-Hebrew Univer-
sity Medical Center's in vitro
program which has ten more
women who are now over
three months pregnant in-
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Spy Problems
For Israel, the Soviets are Pivotal
London Chronicle Syndicate
possible that Israel might
one day be faced with the
same kind of spy scandal
that has recently rocked
West Germany and the
United States?
In recent days I put that ques-
tion to several authoritative U.S.
intelligence experts both in and
out of government. They included
former U.S. officials who dealt
with Israel on a day to day basis.
Almost uniformly, they replied
that it was possible, although they
agreed that it was rather unlikely
that a Soviet agent today could
reach an equivalently high posi-
. tion in Israeli intelligence.
They noted that Israel's internal
security was considered among
the -best in the world. They had
very high regard for Israel's
counter-intelligence methods and
capabilities. "The Israelis are very
careful," one U.S. source said.
BUT HE, as well as others, also
cautioned that Israel, like every
other Western country, has been
heavily targeted by the Soviet
Union. "The KGB wants to know
very badly what's going on in
Israel," another American official
pointed out. "We have to assume
that they have tried to penetrate
the military, political and in-
telligence establishment there."
Most specifically, the Soviets
want to know exactly what Israel
knows about them and their allies
in the region. This is their main
objective, according to U.S.
The Soviets have had some spec-
tacular successes over the years in
virtually every Western country.
The recent defection to East Ger-
many of Hans Joachim Tiedge, a
senior West German counter-
intelligence officer, was only the
most recent.
In the early 1950s, there was
the much celebrated case of Kim
Philby and his collaborators who
had risen in the ranks of British
intelligence as they reported to
their KGB masters. They had
been recruited by the Kremlin in
the 1930s during their student
SYNDICATED columnist Jack
Anderson reported in The
Washington Post on Sept. 2 that
the U.S., for years, has particular-
ly worried about West German in-
telligence. "Fortunately," he
wrote, "the number of West Ger-
mans who have sold out over the
years for love, money or ideology
convinced the CIA long ago that
its Bonn counterpart could not be
trusted with U.S. secrets that are
routinely shared with other
Anderson quoted from a recent
U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
report which summarized 30 cases
of individuals who betrayed
NATO secrets to the Soviet bloc
nee 1949. Eleven were West
Germans, five were East German
"plants," four were French, four
were Belgium, two were Italian,
and the remaining four were
Canadian, British, Turkish and
Israeli officials privately con-
cede that Israel like these other
countries does indeed have a
very serious security problem.
The possibility of the Soviets
placing an agent in a senior posi-
tion in Israel is constantly a mat-
ter of deep concern. 0e
American official described this as
Israel's "great nightmare." In-
deed, there have been precedents.
There was the case of Yisrael
Beer, the personal secretary to
the late Prime Minister David
Ben-Gurion. He was a Soviet
agent in Israel for years before his
'Israeli officials privately concede that Israel like these
other countries (West Germany, East Germany. France,
Belgium, Italy, Canada, Great Britain, Turkey and the United
States) does indeed have a very serious security problem.'
This report was written well before the two spy scandals
broke involving Israeli espionage against the United States. In
this light, the report may seem bitterly amusi' q, but it never-
theless emphasizes all the more forcefully the deep concern that the
Soviet spy network poses for Israel.
Because of the Soviet Union's desperate effort to become rein-
volved in the Middle East peace process, the threat of Soviet es-
pionage may indeed explain Israel's own spy scandals today.
capture. Beer, a Lt. Colonel in the
reserves, had patiently worked his
way up the ladder.
HIS STORY was recalled in the
now defunct Washington Star on
July 4, 1980, in an article by Prof.
John P. Roche, currently the dean
of the Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy at Tufts University in
Boston and a former senior White
House official during the Johnson
"I was in Israel (in 1960) at the
request of the Hebrew University
to evaluate their social science
programs, and had gone to dinner
at Qie Gondola, run, if memory
serves, by Italian Jews from Peru,
Roche wrote.
"As I was enjoying the food, an
American came over to the table
and asked, 'Are You John Roche?'
I said 'yes,' and he went on to re-
mind me of our previous acquain-
tance, which had been quite
casual: He had been active in
socialist anti-Mussolini activities
among New York's Italo-
Americans. I was one of the kids
who opened the mail, got the
lunch sandwiches and were, in a
word, 'go-fers.* But we would see
him conferring with Norman
"Tony Ferraro (let's call him)
was something of a hero to us
youngsters because he had fought
in the International Brigade for
the Spanish Republic against
I DIDNT recognize him he
was probably 10 yeas older than I
am and since our last encounter
had gone bald but we combined
forces on the pasta and discussed
the previous 20 years. He had
gone into the OSS (Office of
Strategic Services, the forerunner
of the Central Intelligence Agen-
cy) during the war.
"He was vague about his post-
war employment he 'worked for
the government' so I figured
CIA. He was in Israel to attend
his daughter's wedding to a kib-
butznik the kind of cross-
pollination which drives both
priests and rabbis crazy.
"Then, an odd thing happened:
'Don't move abruptly,' he said,
'but next time you look around the
room focus on that Israeli colonel
two tables over.'
"I did a horizon sweep and saw
a man in uniform with almost a
death's head, dried-out sunken
" 'Looks like a charmer,' I
" 'He is,' said Tony. 'The last
time I saw him, he was my GPU
(the forerunner of the Soviet
KGB) interrogator at their prison
in Alcara de Henares outside
Madrid. He accused me of being a
Trotskyist-fasci8t spy only my
American passport saved me.' "
ROCHE continued his report.
"How did a GPU torturer
graduate to be a colonel in the
Israeli Defense Forces?," he ask-
ed. "I gathered Tony planned to
find out.
"The story broke shortly after I
returned from Israel. The colonel,
who went by the name of Beer,
was Davr.d Ben Gurion's private
secretary and an East German
spy. After Spain, the GPU had in-
vented an entirely new identity
a 'legend' as it's called in the trade
for him.
"He had turned up at the end of
World War II in a DP camp claim-
ing to have survived a concentra-
tion camp, and was bootlegged in-
to Palestine. He had ingratiated
himself with the 'Old Man' and
risen rapidly to a spy's dream of
heaven, the Cabinet's papers."
Roche, during a telephone inter-
view, told me that he always
believed that his Italian-American
friend had tipped off .Israeli
security personnel about Beer,
who was later arrested and died in
prison. "That's my guess but I
don't know for sure," Roche said.
U.S. OFFICIALS said Israeli
intelligence leaders are very much
aware of the dangers of penetra-
tion by the Soviet Union and other
adversaries, including the Arab
states. In the old days, there was
mostly the lure of ideology
working for the Communist cause.
But U.S. intelligence experts
cite other objectives today as the
major drive in attracting traitors.
The most important, they said, is
money. The KGB, simply put, can
dangle enormous sums in front of
possible spies.
They also have used blackmail,
particularly involving sex, in win-
ning over some people. Several
U.S. military personnel, arrested
in recent years, were entrapped
by these means.
The Soviets are known for their
extreme patience, allowing a
"mole" to operate silently,
without any contact with the
KGB, even for years before using
A March, 1979 report by the
CIA on Israel's foreign in-
telligence and security services,
obtained by Iranian revolu-
tionaries following the overthrow
of the Shah and subsequently
published in The Washington Post
and other newspapers,
documented Israel's special con-
cerns in this area of possible
"THERE ARE a little over
1,000 persons working as staff of-
ficers for Mossad and Shin Beth,
all of whom have been given a
long, thorough security check,"
the report said. "If there is the
slightest doubt raised against an
individual, the application is re-
jected. Personnel with leftist
backgrounds generally are not
trusted by leading members of the
intelligence and security services.
"This attitude did not always
apply to former members of Euro-
pean Communist Parties, some of
whom were eminently qualified
for clandestine service, especially
if they had renounced their Com-
munist ideology and affiliated
with the Israeli Labor Party. This
exemption, however, has not ap-
plied since the exposure of several
high-level espionage cases in
governmental and political circles
in the late 1950s and early 1960s."
The CIA report referred
specifically to Beer, Aharon
Cohen, described as "a professor
of physics at the Technion in Haifa
Israel Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin visits a critically in-
jured 19-year-old soldier rushed to Hadassah-Hebrew Univer-
sity Medical Center's Burns Unit after he was trapped with
14 others in a fire in his barracks in Samaria.
who worked for the Czech in-
telligence service. These three
cases caused the Shin Beth, the
report said, "to reconsider its own
security procedures while
stimulating considerable doubt
about the reliability of recanted
The report added: "The (Israeli)
services have devised internal
security systems to expose
ideological weaklings by more
thorough periodic security checks.
The Israelis believe such in-
dividuals constitute a possible
long-term security threat. Israeli
citizens are subjected to stringent
registration requirements and
must carry identification papers.
"WITHIN THE intelligence
and security community great
pains are taken not to reveal the
identities of personnel even to the
average Israeli employed in the
government at large. Compart-
mentalization is strictly maintain-
ed between services with only
designated individuals, usually
members of the "hardcore,"
crossing lines. The national prac-
tice of Hebraicizing European or
Yiddish birth names also makes
the identification of some Israelis
Visiting foreign officials and
agents never use the same car
twice when meeting clandestinely
with Israeli officers within the
country. Certain unlisted official
and personal telephone numbers
are known only to relatively few
people. This type of professional
demeanor at home provides ex-
cellent daily training for in-
telligence and security personnel
before receiving foreign
A major headache for Israel's
security services has involved the
large number of Soviet Jewish im-
migrants who have arrived since
the early 1970s. U.S. and other
experts in Washington are con-
vinced that the KGB has in-
filtrated some of its own agents
into the ranks of Soviet Jewish ar-
rivals. This, by the way, also in-
cludes Jewish immigrants to the
United States, Canada and other
ACCORDING TO U.S. experts,
this effort almost certainly has in-
volved the creation of false iden-
tities for some immigrants and the
blackmail of others. With close
family members left behind in the
Soviet Union, tome of these im-
migrants are fipwrialj vulnerable
to threats agaaat their loved
ones. U.S. experts agree that
some immigrants may still be
ideologically aligned with the
Soviet Union.
The 1979 CIA report referred to
this fear in Israel. "New im-
migrants from the USSR and
East European countries are nor-
mally denied access to classified
information for a minimum of four
or five years," it said. "This ruling
is not always possible to enforce
because of proteksia."
Still, several former U.S. in-
telligence officials, who asked not
to be identified, said Israeli
counterintelligence authorities
were believed very efficient in
avoiding penetration. The
Americans noted, for example,
that while the Israeli intelligence
services were quite thorough in
obtaining very useful information
from Soviet immigrants "They
know how to pick their brains," a
U.S. official said there was very
little secret information made
available to the Soviet im-
migrants. It's basically a "one-
way street," the U.S. official said.
IN SHORT, American in
telligence officials generally have
high confidence in their Israeli
counterparts. There is very close
collaboration in a whole host of
areas, especially in combating ter-
rorism. In some areas, there is
even closer ties with Israel than
with some of the NATO allies,
especially West Germany.
The U.S. provides Israel with
considerable information from
satellites and other highly
sophisticated electronic means.
Israel, in return, has some very
useful "human sources" on the
ground and in key locations, ac-
cording to U.S. officials.
Both Washington and
Jerusalem, however, retain a
healthy nervousness about the en-
tire extremely sensitive subject.
This is understandable. There
have been too many failures in the
past. Hopefully, they have learned
from their earlier mistakes.

Friday, January 3, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Israeli Economist Addresses TAU Associates
Forty people gathered Dec.
11 at the Park Place Hotel in
Boca Raton to hear Professor
Efraim Sadka, chairman of the
Department of Economics,
discuss "Israel's Strategy for
Economic Recovery."
According to Professor
Sadka, Israel's economy was
in a growth period following
the Six-Day War, in 1967, but
immediately following the
Yom Kippur War of 1973,
economic growth shrank, and
in one year there was even
negative growth.
One of the problems was
that domestic investment was
down. He explained that there
was also a lot of borrowing,
and the government, trying to
make up for the huge deficit,
was competing with investors
for money. Consequently, in-
terest rates shot up, further
aggravating the situation and
as a result, said Professor
Sadka, the government had to
start printing money, which in
turn caused high inflation, in
one year over 400 percent.
According to Sadka, part of
the deficit was financed by
foreign aid grants, but the rest
had to be borrowed. The
balance of payments was bad,
so the government, in essence,
decided to achieve the balance
of payments at the expense of
the rate of inflation.
When the balance of
payments was in a very critical
situation, budget cuts were
made by cutting subsidies and
the currency was devaluated.
When subsidies were cut,
prices increased, sparking an
increase in the cost-of-living.
Subsequent cost of living ad-
justments were made in
wages; the higher wages
caused even higher prices, and
so on until the economy was
locked in a vicious cycle.
Professor Sadka highlighted
the elements of the current
economic recovery program
which was introduced in Israel
this summer. In an attempt to
reduce inflation to three per-
cent and reduce the deficit
enough to cut reliance on bor-
rowing, while at the same time
not increasing unemployment
substantially, the following
steps have been taken.
The size of the public sector
is being reduced by one and a
half billion dollars. Govern-
ment employment is being
reduced by three percent and
prices are being raised on basic
goods by cutting subsidies.
The reommendations of the
tax reform committee should
bring in additional revenue.
In addition, the currency is
being devaluated. In order to
avoid the vicious cycle he
described earlier, Sadka ex-
plained that the government
froze the cost of living wage
adjustments for four months.
This caused real wages to
decrease 15-16 percent.
Sadka predicted that if the
government does not yield to
any pressure groups the
economic recovery program
should succeed. He concluded
that it is impossible to judge its
success yet, since the program
has not been in effect yet for
six months. Nevertheless, in-
flation has decreased con-
siderably since June 1985;
unemployment has increased
only to 8 percent in July and
August, and the current
budget deficit of thirty percent
is well below the deficit in
1984. Also. 400 million dollars
in increased tax revenues have
been reported.
It is worth noting that this
economic recovery program is
the most comprehensive one
undertaken in recent years by
an Israeli government and it
also has survived a long time
by Israeli standards.
Professor Sadka was ad-
dressing the second meeting
this season of the Seminar
Associates of the American
Friends of Tel Aviv Universi-
ty. The Associates is a local
group of business and profes-
sional people who gather
several times a year to hear
academic and political
speakers of note. They support
Tel Aviv University through
their membership contribution
to the Seminar Associates.
The group will be privileged
to host the eminent nuclear
physicist, Dr. Edward Teller
at its next meeting, Feb. 21,
1986. Anyone interested in
this group should contact the
office of the American Friends
of Tel Aviv University at 2200
N. Federal Highway, Boca
Raton, Fl. 33432.
The American Jewish Congress will meet Thursday,
Jan. 9 at the American Savings Bank at 1 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Mr. Alan Bernstein former
Municipal Judge of N. Palm Beach and Lake Park, Fla. and
prior to that a former Assistant Attorney of Kings County,
N.Y. Mr. Bernstein's topic will be 'Wills and Life Estates.'
Rishona Chapter is having their regular meeting on
Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 12:30 p.m. at the American Saving
Bank, Westgate, C.V. Entertainment and collation to
follow. All invited.
Special Event: Mini luncheon and card party on Sunday,
Jan. 5 at the party room at 11 a.m., in the Clubhouse. For
tickets, please contact Ethel Moskowitz or Lee Aronowitz.
Century Lodge No. 2939 meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
14, at Anshei Sholom. The guest speaker will be Dr. Leo
Conn, State Chairman, ADL. Refreshments served. Wives
and friends are invited.
Menorah Chapter No. 1496 will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 14
at the American Savings Bank. Boutique and refreshments
at 12:30 p.m. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Guest
speaker: Dr. Sandala will talk on Health Care.
Coming events: Jan. 12, matinee, "Leave It to Jane" at
the Royal Poinciana Playhouse. Jan. 22, "Brigadoon" at
the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre. Feb. 2, "Orphans" at the
Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre. Feb. 3-7, Las Vegas, Flam-
inco Towers. Feb. 22, "Biloxi Blues" at the Poinciana
Playhouse, dinner at Charlie's Crab. Feb. 23, matinee,
"Dream Girl" at the Miami Beach Theatre for Performing
Arts. Bus leaves for games every Thursday. For informa-
tion call Ruth Rubin, West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach Chapter will meet on Monday, Jan. 13, 1
p.m. at Anshei Shalom to hear guest speaker Prof. Jacob
Cohen of Brandeis University. His topic will be "Yester-
day's Tomorrow."
Lake Worth Chapter is sponsoring a day at the Palm
Beach Polo and Country Club on Sunday, Jan. 12, at noon.
Picnic basket lunch and polo $16.50. Contact Thelma
Simon, 4240 Lucerne Villas, Lake Worth.
Boynton Beach Chaper coming events:
Dec. 30 New Year's Cruise on the S/S Victoria. Ports:
St. Thomas, Martinique, Granada, Caracas and Curacao.
Return Jan. 6.
Jan. 9 University Professors Luncheon. Come hear
Prof. Alan Levitan speak. His topic "Shakespeare in Music
from Verdi to Tomorrow." Place changed to Bernard's.
See your building captain for tickets.
Jan. 18 "Man of La Mancha" matinee at the Burt
Reynolds Theatre. For more information call Martha Sapir
or Etta Alsen.
Jan. 22 Musical afternoon two pianos, at the home of
Clara Lang. 1 p.m.
Jan. 27 Book Review "The Haj." Reviewed by Lillian
Frank at the Royal Palm Clubhouse, 544 NE 22 Ave.,
Boynton Beach. 1 p.m.
Hadassah Associates-Mid Palm Beach County will meet
Monday, Jan. 6, at the Sunrise Bank, West Palm Beach,
(Military Trail and Gun Club Road). Joseph Gottfried, well
known author and lecturer will be the guest speaker. His
subject will be "Rumblings in Europe, Africa and the Near
Cypress Lakes, Leisureville Mini-luncheon and Card
Party, Monday, Jan. 6 at Chase Federal Bank, Cross Coun-
ty Mall, 11:30 a.m. Donation $3.50.
Henrietta Ssold Chapter General Membership
Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of
Lakeside Village, Lillian Road, west of Congress Ave. in
Palm Springs.
Guest speaker for the afternoon will be Rabbi Alan Sher-
man. Rabbi Sherman is the Chaplain of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County. Bring your husbands, friends
and neighbors. Refreshments will be served.
Our Chai Luncheon will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23
at the Ocean Beach Hotel. For reservations contact Edith
Bergman or Emma Lederman.
Shalom W. Palm Beach will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 15,
12:30 p.m., at Cong. Anshei Sholom. New boutique items
will be on display before the meeting. Guest speaker will be
Scott Boord, assistant director of Morse Geriatric Center.
Jan. 16, Bible Study Group with Augusta Steinhardt, at
the Clubhouse (Room A), 3 p.m. All invited.
Feb. 20, luncheon for the benefit of Hadassah Medical
Organization at the Breakers. To reserve, contact Sylvia
Citrin (Golfs Edge D-17).
Yovel Chapter membership meeting at Anshei Shalom on
Thursday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. (Boutique at noon) Youth
Aliyah program. Community is invited.
Poale-Zion will meet Thursday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. at the
American Savings Bank, Westgate. Century Village. All
are welcome. Refreshments.
The Okeechobee Chapter will hold their monthly
meeting on Monday, Jan. 6, at 12:30 p.m. at the home of
Caroline Zweig, 893 Lantern Tree Lane, Wellington.
All are welcome as we will have a special treat a
beautiful movie called "Light and Sound Show of Israel"
with running comments by Jeannette Pallor.
Century Chapter will hold its next meeting on Thursday,
Jan. 9, at 12:30 p.m. at Anshei Sholom. "The Link and the
Chain," an informative film, depicting an ORT School in
France, will be shown. You will view one of ORT's
Feb. 1, Saturday afternoon "Brigadoon" and lunch at
the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre.
Feb. 23, Sunday afternoon, gala tenth anniversary
celebration Century Chapter WAO luncheon, dancing,
entertainment, souvenirs, door prizes at the Holiday Inn
at noon.
Lakes of Poinciana will hold its first meeting of 1986 on
Monday, Jan. 6, at 12:30 p.m. at the Lakes Clubhouse. A
program by "The Glick's who are gemologists, is in store
for you. Refreshments will be served.
On Jan. 7 Yiddish Culture Group presents the duo of
Aaron Savith and Helen Kaufman, members of the Chorus
and Mildred Birnbaum director of the choral group will ac-
company them on the piano. Dr. B. Zion Weiss will give an
enlightening presentation on The Technion Institute, the
scientific arm of the State of Israel.
The Jan. 14 program will be a play "The Seven Golden
Buttons" a musical with a cast of 16. The second half of the
program will be devoted to the Jewish National Fund. A
film depicting the development of Israel will be presented.
Hon. Zev K. Kogan, president of the Jewish National Fund
of the southern region, will be guest speaker.
The Baroque Ensemble will present a classical music pro-
gram on Jan. 21. Betty Steinberg Tell will do a reading.
The Jan. 28-program will feature Fannie Ushkow, direc-
tor of the Melodear singing group and Dora Rosenbaum.
They will play four hands on the piano. Joseph Levy, will
perform excerpts from famous Yiddish writers. Ilsa Mollen
will sing, accompanied on the piano by Pauline Edelson.
All of the above programs start at 10 a.m. in the
clubhouse at Century Village. Admission is free.
The Sabra Chapter will hold its next meeting on Thurs-
day, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Chase Bank 43-50 Okeechobee
Blvd., at the Jefferson Mall.
Our guest speaker for the afternoon will be Mr. Ned
Goldberg, acting executive director of Jewish Family and
Children's Service. On Jan. 29, we are having a Paid Up
Luncheon at Tony Roma's, Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach, at noon.
All dues must be paid. New members are very welcome.

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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
Sm. These services are provided by a Federal Grant Title III
Ider 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-
.0 fered. Round-trip transporta-
tion is available. Call Carol or
Lil at 689-7703 for information
and/or reservations.
Following are the programs
scheduled through Jan. 10 at
11:30 a.m. in the Kosher Meal
Monday, Jan. 6 Games
Tuesday, Jan. 7 "Holistic
Health" Shirley Fine
Wednesday.Jan. 8 Helen
Gold Registered Dietitian
Thursday, Jan. 9 "Protec-
ting Your Personal Water-
works" J. Hosier
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. 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.
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
"Kismet" Luncheon and
Theater Party Feb. 13,
12:30 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, Mnday
through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2
Thursday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m.-4
p.m. West Palm Beach
A day all older adults would
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. starting
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,"
j 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, heartburn,
heart disease, high
triglycerides, etc.
There are no fees for the
above Palm Beach County
School Board Adult Education
classes. Parl.cipants are en-
couraged to make
Intermediate Bridge
Series Al Parsont, Instruc-
tor. Wednesdays, 1:45 p.m.
Learn the latest bridge con-
ventions and enjoy an after-
noon of socializing. New series
(five weeks) begins on Jan. 8.
There is a $12 fee for JCC
members and $15 for non-
members. Please call Didi at
689-7703 for registration.
Speakers Club Mondays,
2:30 p.m. Enjoy learning the
art of public speaking. This
group meets every week.
Frances Sperber, President.
Timely Topics Mondays,
2:15 p.m. Open discussion of
News and Views led by a
moderator. Not a lecture.
Stimulating and provocative,
this is our eighth consecutive
year. Come and participate.
Second Tuesday Council
12:30 p.m. A great planning
group that meets the First
Tuesday each month. Special
activities and trips are plann-
ed. Call Sabina Gottschalk,
chairperson at 683-0852 for
further information.
Indicting The PLO
Continued from Page 4-
Arafat's direct involvement in
the murders. According to
Neil C. Livingstone, co-author
of the just-published Fighting
Back: Winning the War
Against Terrorism, a con-
fidential State Department
cable sent to Washington from
the U.S. Embassy in Khar-
toum on March 7, 1973 stated
that the terrorists "did not
murder Ambassador Noel and
Moore ... until receiving
specific code word instruc-
tions" from the PLO's Beirut
headquarters. Even more
damning is the alleged ex-
istence of a tape recording on
which Arafat is heard issuing
the order to kill the diplomats.
The former director of the
Central Intelligence Agency
(and current United Nations
Ambassador) Vernon Walters
said recently that it was "com-
mon knowledge at the time .
that a tape existed."
Based on this evidence
new and old serveral in-
fluential Washington organiza-
tions are seeking to indict
Arafat for the murders of the
two American diplomats. Ac-
cording to the Los Angeles
Times, Attorney-General Ed-
win Meese has received the
"new allegations" about
Arafat's role in the killings.
His indictment is, again accor-
ding to a Times article, "under
active consideration."
In practical terms, an indict-
ment of Arafat by the United
States would seriously cramp
the PLO leader's style. It
would make it impossible for
him to visit the United Nations
in New York without fear of
arrest. An outstanding arrest
warrant by Washington might
also make it difficult for him to
travel in Western Europe
without risk of extradition to
the United States. Interna-
tional airports would also be
off-limits to him.
But, even more significant,
would be an indictment's sym-
bolic value. Author Liv-
ingstone writes that an Arafat
indictment would be "an affir-
mation to the world that the
United States does not take
lightly the murder of its public
servants and citizens" and
that "terrorists do not go un-
punished ..." He says that it
would also "strip away (the
PLO's) carefully cultivated
face of respectability" and ex-
pose it and its terrorist allies
as "the criminal gangs they
really are." He points out that
"an indictment of Arafat
would not represent an indict-
ment of the Palestinian peo-
ple." Rather, it would remind
the world, including the Arabs,
"that law must prevail over
violence .. and that Palesti-
nian interests are best served
by people who understand
Workshop For
Widows/ Widowers
The Jewish Family and Childen's Service of Palm Beach Coun-
ty, Inc., 2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 104, West Palm
Beach, is sponsoring a workshop for recent widows and
widowers, dealing with grieving and recovery. The group will
cost $25 for five sessions, beginning Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. and conti-
nuing for four consecutive Wednesdays. Transportation is the
responsibility of the individual.
Information about the grieving process, and the social, emo-
tional and practical changes experienced by widows and
widowers will be presented and discussed. The last session,
March 5, will be an open house and will be open to other
widows/widowers. Pre-registration and pre-screening is man-
datory. Please call 684-1991 for information.
JCC News
Tune in to WPBR-1340 AM for the JCC's radio show,
"The Center Connection," on Sundays, Jan. 5 and Jan. 19
at 12:05 p.m.
Your questions and comments are always welcome.
Jan. 19 at 2:30 p.m., the Jewish Community Center will
present the second in the Children's Performing Arts
Series. Charles Shaw Joss and his marionettes, plus Jill
Jarboe, will perform. This will take place in the auditorium
of the Jewish Community Day School, 5801 Parker Ave.,
West Palm Beach. The fee for the performance is $4 for
members and $5 for non-members. Tickets may be purchas-
ed at the Center, 689-7700 or at the door.
The next attraction is the Asolo Touring Theatre's "The
Frog Prince," Sunday, Feb. 23.
The Jewish Community Center will have two special
events during the "No School Day" in January.
Pre-School through 6th graders will have their program
Monday, Jan. 20.
Tweens will leave the JCC at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
for an overnight at the Michael Ann Russell JCC in North
Call Joel at 689-7700 for complete details regarding both
The Fort Lauderdale JCC has extended an invitation to
the teens of the Palm Beaches to join them Sunday, Jan. 19
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at "Outrageous Teen Disco" in Coral
Springs, (no school next day). The fee for the dance is $5.
Transportation will be arranged at a nominal fee.
Call Joel Duberstoin at 689-7700 for registration.
The Young Singles (22-38) of the Jewish Community
Center will relax Sunday, Jan. 5 starting at 7 p.m. at the
Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, Congress Ave. corner of 10th Ave.
No. Enjoy good drinks, munchies and a movie. Donation
$2. Call Bob Goodfriend 968-0740 to let him know you are
Young Singles of the Jewish Community Center will get
together Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center,
2415 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach to plan
February activities, to play Trivial Pursuit and Tradition
and to mix and match ideas.
The Young Singles of the Jewish Community Center in-
vite all to enjoy a Barbecue at Camp Shalom (Belvedere
Road, one mile west of the Turnpike) Saturday, Jan. 11 at 6
p.m. Bring guitars and voices. Call Tami 694-1354 for
reservation. Donation: $3.50.
The Single Pursuits (38-56) of the Jewish Community
Center will meet Monday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of
Phyllis Loeb to plan events for February. Donation $1. Call
Phyllis at 585-7712.
The Single Pursuits (38-56) of the Jewish Community
Center have planned an evening of Jai-Alai and dinner
Tuesday, Jan. 7. Call Phyllis 585-7712 or Mim 833-1053 for
The Single Pursuits and the Young Singles of the Jewish
Community Center will join for a "Happy Hour" Thursday,
Jan. 9 at 5 p.m. at the Ship's Chandler, 661 U.S. 1, No.
Palm Beach. Donation: $1. Hostess: Linda Elias 627-7777.
The Prime Time Singles (60 plus) of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will meet Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m. at
the Carteret Bank (Westgate, Century Village) for an even-
ing of dinner at Tony Roma's and then to the Lake Worth
Casino for dancing to a live band. The all-inclusive fee for
the evening is $12 for members and $14 for non-members.

The Transformation
of Jesse Helms
Friday, January 3, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
One of the most interesting
developments of 1985 in
Washington was the transfor-
mation of Sen. Jesse Helms (R.
N.C.) from someone con-
sidered unfriendly to Israel to
a strong supporter of the
Jewish State. In fact, Helms,
like several other conservative
Senators and many in the
Christian Right, believes
Israel should maintain control
of the West Bank.
Helms explains his new posi-
tion in an article in the upcom-
ing winter issue of "Policy
Review," the quarterly
published by the Heritage
Foundation, the Washington-
based conservative think tank.
Entitled "A Baptist Deacon
Reflects on American Policy
Toward Israel," Helms notes
that when his wife, Dorothy,
visited Israel in 1972, at the
time he was first running for
the Senate, she slipped a
prayer on a piece of paper into
the Western Wall that he
should win. He won the elec-
tion and the next two.
But more to the point, the
Helms article describes his
first visit to Israel last spring
at the invitation of Sen. Chic
Hecht (R. Nev.) to join Hecht
and his brother, Marty, in the
dedication of a new synagogue
at the Hebrew University cam-
pus on Mount Scopus in honor
of Hecht's 96-year-old father.
"We decided to follow in the
footsteps of the patriarchs,"
starting in Hebron and visiting
Judaea and Samaria, Helms
recalls. "This area called the
West Bank is the heart of an-
cient Israel, the very land that
the Bible is all about."
Helms goes on to note: "It is
ironic that modern Israel is
crammed along the seashore,
where in biblical times, the
Philistines and Canaanites liv-
ed; while biblical Israel, the
homeland of the Jews, is the
very territory which the U.S.
State Dpartment wants the
Jews to leave."
But Helms also argues that
| Israel needs the territories for
security. He criticizes the U.S.
position of returning territory
for peace and leaving the West
iBank under Palestinian
[authority in association with
I Jordan.
"There is no piece of paper
[sufficiently strong to uphold
regional arrangements that do
not meet the dictates of com-
non sense," he wrote. "The
tiimosity of the neighboring
inb countries does not spring
rom concern over the present
inhabitants of the so-called
Vest Bank, or the fact that
Israel exercises administrative
and military control over that
territory. The animosity spr-
ings from the fact that Israel
proper exists. Concessions on
the West Bank territory would
only whet the appetite of
animosity, not appease it."
Helms sees the stratejrv of
King Hussein of Jordan in the
curent peace process as aimed
at "imposing indefensible
boudaries on Israel."
Thus, Helms neither sup-
ports the Administration s
peace process nor does he
think its efforts to bring about
negotiations is desirable. "It is
not enough to say that Israel
would never agree willingly to
conditions that would result in
its annihilation," he stresses.
"The United States might
pressure Israel into
agreements that otherwise
would not have been
Helms takes his argument
further and notes that as a
result of the Egyptian-Israel
peace treaty, the U.S. has
doubled its aid to Israel and
tripled aid to Egypt. "The con-
tributions to these two coun-
tries are a barely disguised at-
tempt to buy peace to repay
Israel for the massive costs of
meeting the Camp David
agreement, and to give Egypt
a basis for standing up to the
rest of the Arab world," he
argues. Helms, who has con-
tinually opposed all foreign
aid, adds that this high level of
support to Israel results in
compromising "the recipient's
freedom of action. He
charges that this "is just the
way that the State Depart-
ment wants it. They seem to
want servile allies eating out
of our hand, rather than allies
that make a positive contribu-
tion to cooperation on major
The U.S. must not set
?reconditions that would make
Brad's security dependent on
Arab goodwill, Helms stresses.
"Certainly, the just rights of
the Arab inhabitants to their
homes, their properties, their
culture and their religion must
be upheld," he says.
"No one can imagine that
the Arab Palestinians would
meet the fate that Jews met in
Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt or
Morocco. It would not be dif-
ficult to design a just settle-
ment that does not include
sovereignty or 'association
with Jordan.' And if mere
justice is not enough for some
disaffected individuals,
political rights can easily be
exercised to a fuller degree in
East Palestine, i.e. Jordan."
Pictured above (left to right)
are Freda Keet, one of
Israel's foremost broadcast
journalists, and Evelyn
Blum, chairperson of
Women's Division in Palm
Beach County.
Pictured (left to right) are Marlene Resnick, chairperson of
the Women's Division of Baltimore, Emma Gerringer, Rebec-
ca Jatlow, Pauline Judd. and Ann Weinrib.
Israel Bond Fashion Show
The Palm Beach County Women's Division
International 1985 Israel Bond Fashion
Show featuring ready-to-wear and haute
couture collections by Israeli designers
was viewed by 600 women at the Breakers.
An added addition this year were the ex-
citing fashions by Rudy Sanders of LaRue,
whose staff coordinated this joint fashion
show. This year the fashion show exceeded
all expectations in Israel Bond sales.
Place-Bound Volumes on U.S. Jews
[adassah Magazine Solicits
lEntries For Ribalow Prize
NEW YORK Entries are
Inow being solicited for the
|Harold U. Ribalow Award for
iction. Any novel or short
story on a Jewish theme
published in English in 1985 is
eligible for the 1986 award
'hich is named for the late
Jewish writer, editor, and
critic and is presented annual-
ly by Hadassah Magazine.
The prize, which carries a
$500 cash award, was given
last year ,o Max Apple for his
book, 1 ree Agents, published
by Harper and Row. Previous
winners have included Chaim
Grade for Rabbis and Wives
and Francine Prose for
Entries should be sent to
Alan M. Tigay, Executive
Editor, Hadassah Magazine,
50 West 58th Street, New
York, N.Y. 10019.
I Am From Brownsville. By Ar-
thur Granit. New York:
Philosophical Library, 1985.
270 pp. $16.95.
Canarsie: The Jews and Italians
of Brooklyn Against
Liberalism. By Jonathan
Rieder. Cambridge, Mass.:
Harvard University Press,
1985. 290 pp. $22.50.
Family Connections: A History
of Italian and Jewish Im-
migrant Lives in Providence,
Rhode Island, 1900-1940. By
Judith E. Smith. Albany: State
University of New York Press,
1985. 228 pp. $39.50 (cloth),
$12.95 (paper back).
These three place-bound books
all deal with Jews in America.
They are set in Brownsville,
Canarsie and Providence, R.I. The
first is a series of vignettes about
growing up in Brownsville during
the Great Depression of the
1930's. The other two are scholar-
ly works on Italians and Jews, the
first focusing on the "crisis of
liberalism" in Canarsie between
1960 and 1980 and the second on
immigrants in Providence bet-
ween 1900 and 1940.
Arthur Granit writes about a
Brooklyn neighborhood which
many Jews will remember as
"Brunsville," not Brownsville.
Pronounciation and spelling of its
name aside, those who come from
Brooklyn will find this book to be
a pleasant exercise in nostalgia.
The places, the characters and the
street names evoke memories, not
all of which are fond. Who can
recall with any fondness the Bank
of the United States and its
ON THE OTHER hand, there
are pleasant feelings attached to
the movie theatre that had an in-
side of Byzantine rococo and an
outside of Brownsville Barogue.
The corner candy store, the
storefront shul and the
Workmen's Circle school all have
a tender spot in the hearts of
those who recall them.
Reflections of various kinds are
brought to mind by the street
names PitJcin and Powell,
Junius, Livonia and Dumont,
Blake and Stone, Sackman and
Hopkinson. And many can
recollect individuals similar to
Granit's colorful characters with
their aptly descriptive designa-
tions Kid Itiik, Feather
Plucker, Fat Moe the Dope, Big
Mouth Hymie the Squealer, Good
Time Charlie, Teasie the Slob,
Gussie the Beautician, Louie the
Lip and Blickstein the Butcher.
Granit is a native of
Brownsville. His book is a loving
tribute to the place of his birth and
to the time of his youth. His
reminiscences provide warmth to
all who look back to the place they
came from with affection an
emotion that grows in intensity
the farther away we are in miles
and in years.
In 1972, Brownsville, now a
desolate Black ghetto, was
ordered to bus students into its
neighboring community of Canar-
sie. The Jews and Italians of
Canarsie united to block this in-
trusion. These events initiated a
convervative coalition which is the
focus of Jonathan Rieder's book.
He studied Canarsie off and on for
five years from 1975 to 1980.
A SOCIOLOGIST, he adapted
the anthropological approach of
participant-observation. Unlike
the anthropologist, however, he
did not actually live in Canarsie,
nor did he concern himself with
the sum total of its residents'
lives, as does an anthropologist.
Rather, he concentrated on the
political shift from liberalism to
conservatism which, in the 1980
presidential election, found
Canarsie Italians voting 60-65
percent for Reagan and Canarsie
Jews giving him 50-60 percent of
their votes, a major change from
easy Democratic victories in
previous elections.
Rieder accounts for tins dif-
ference almost exclusively in
terms of the Black-White confron-
tation which took place in New
York in the 1960's and 1970's.
Some Jews who reacted with
"white flight" from Brownsville
and East New York settled in
Canarsie where they joined with
the Italians in responding to the
encroaching Blacks with hostility,
fear and resentment.
Jews and Italians differed in
what Rieder calls their "liberal
betrayal." The Italians were
direct and candid. The Jews
wrestled "with a buried part of
their past that seemed to have
turned against them.'' Both
groups militantly opposed in-
tegration although, for some
Jews, the tradition of social
justice evoked a sense of guilt
about their reaction to the Blacks.
RIEDER'S BOOK is long on
description and short on analysis.
It ends weakly without any con-
clusion except for a brief comment
about the significance of leaders
in determining s community's
response to trouble.
By contrast, Judith E. Smith
both describes and analyses
Jewish and Italian immigrants in
Providence over a 40-year period.
Her theme is the changes which
took place among these families in
relation to work, kinfolk and
fraternal associations. She traces
these changes in fascinating
detail, making out a strong case
for her argument that there were
striking similarities among Jews
and Italians as they faced these
alterations in their kinship
systems and in their association^
Unlike Rieder, Smith offers a
concluding chapter in which she
does a fine job of pulling her book
together. She summarizes her fin-
ding that the immigrant families
of 1900 became the ethnic families
of 1940. Subjected to many
changes during the 40-year period
changes which pushed in the
direction of homogenization the
families constructed an ethnic
identity which resulted in a
healthy, pluralistic American
society rather than a dull melting
pot of boring sameness.
Cartoon Tiff
BONN (JTA) The Jewish
community of East Berlin has pro-
tested against an anti-Israel
newspaper cartoon which non-
Jewish intellectuals there private-
ly described as anti-Semitic. The
cartoon as well as the com-
munity's protest, which came in
the form of a letter to the editor
appeared in the Berliner Zeitung,
the official organ of the East Ger-
man Communist Party.
The cartoon, published last
week, depicts a stereo-typically
Jewish character dispatching an
armored car filled with soldiers
from Israel over south Lebanon to
remote Arab lands. In private con-
versations, non-Jewish intellec-
tuals in Berlin described the car-
toon as taken i directly from the
Nazi Party .'hewspaper Der
The letter to the editor of the
Berliner Zeiiimg by Dr. Peter Kir-
chner, chairnup of the Jewish
community 91 East Berlin,
represents the first official Jewish
communal protest in East Ger-
many against anti-Semitism in the
German Democratic Republic.
The GDR (East German) regime
has consistently portrayed Israel
as a source of evil and
malfeasance in international rela-
tions. But it has taken points to
show that no anti-Semitic tenden-
cies are involved in its anti-Israel
policy, and that its tiny communi-
ty of 700 Jews enjoys full religious


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U.S. To Push For Conference
Continued from Page 1
conference, although Israel
calls it a "forum, and the
need to have Palestinian
representation as part of a
Jordanian-Palestinin delega-
tion at every step of the
negotiations. He said the issue
of the U.S. meeting with a
joint Jordanian-Palestinian
delegation first has been
relegated to "the sidelines" as
being an "unnecessary com-
plicating factor."
That meeting never came
about because the U.S. would
not approve the list of Palesti-
nians sent to Washington by
Hussein because most of the
names were of members of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion. The official noted that the
Palestinian representatives
for the joint delegation is still
one of the major issues to be
resolved. But, he stressed,
"there are a lot of serious,
credible, substantial leaders in
the Palestinian community
men who are very seriously in-
terested in working out a
peaceful negotiation."
together, no matter how effec-
tive our efforts might be, it is
basically the desire of the par-
ties themselves to resolve their
differences that is going to
spell success or failure."
However, the official warned
that "time is not inex-
haustable" and decisions must
be taken "and taken soon."
But he said he was not talking
about any specific dates or
He stressed that the U.S.
was not concerned about next
September when, under
Israel's unity government
agreement, Peres is replaced
as Premier by Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir. He
noted that Peres' participation
in the peace process is on the
basis of the coalition agree-
ment. "I can't imagine any
Israeli government not pursu-
ing an opportunity for peace,"
he said.
Not did the official see a
deadline at March 1, when the
Congressional resolution barr-
ing an arms sale to Jordan,
unless that country begins
negotiations with Iarael, runs
out. However, he said, Jordan
needs the arms to show it has
the full support of the U.S.
The official said Egypt was
trying to help Jordan in the
peace process. But he said
right now Egypt's "greatest
contribution" can be in im-
proving its own relations with
Israel. He said there were
"grounds for optimism" that
the Taba controversy will be
settled soon.
The official noted that Hus-
sein is trying to involve Syria
in the peace process, although
Syria is not yet ready.
However, he contended that
Syria is not as opposed as it
once was.
Although the Administra-
tion had talked earlier of
achieving direct negotiations
by the end of this year, the of-
ficial said progress had been
made "despite the background
of violence" that had marred
the year in the Mideast. He
said the terrorist acts over the
year "both distract you from
the peace process and spur you
He stressed, "The basic con-
dition for progress is there
the commitment of both Prime
Minister (Shimon) Peres and
King Hussein to the goal of
direct negotiations without a
guaranteed outcome and to
making every effort to achieve
He added that "no matter
how much effort this Ad-
ministration extends to seek-
ing to bring the two sides
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Passes At 87
Carl Grossberg, one of the
founders and chairman of the
Board of Riverside Memorial
Chapels of New York and Florida,
passed away December 22, at 87
years of age.
Mr. Grossberg was nationally
known and acclaimed for his many
good works in the Jewish com-
munity, as well as for the Jewish
Funeral Directors Association.
Some of his varied activities in-
cluded serving as vice president of
the New York Board of Rabbis,
founder and trustee of Park East
Synagogue, board member of
Temple Shaaray Tefila, and The
Actors Temple, and honorary
president of The Jewish Funeral
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Faye Grossberg. He is survived by
his children Larry and Elaine,
grandchildren Julie, Robert and
Douglas Grossberg, and Stephen,
Anna and Susan Roth. Services
were held at the Riverside
Amsterdam Avenue Chapel on
Tuesday, December 23. In atten-
dance were more than 20 rabbis
and a large number of colleagues
from across the country.
Eser. 79. of Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens and Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach. Funeral in
Chicago, 111.
Frank, 75, of Delray Beach. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Beach. Funeral in Elma, N.Y.
Lenore, 63, formerly of West Palm Beach.
Riverside Guardian Funeral Home, West
Palm Beach.
John, 78, of Boynton Beach. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Beach. Funeral in Fort Lauderdal*.
Esther. 82, of Palm Springs. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Continued from Page 2
Ethel Lenore, Moe Moresque,
Ed Passman, George
Pearlman, Goldie Rockman,
Robert Seebol and Herman
"We're very optimistic
about our campaign this year
because we have so many com-
mitted volunteers working
with us," said co-chair
"Bill and myself, and all our
friends and workers, would
also like to acknowledge the
years of unselfish campaigning
contributed by Irving Koch,
who passed away recently,"
added Moskowitz.
Anyone in Village Royale on
the Green wishing to assist Al
or Bill may reach them at their
homes or call Jack M. Karako
at the Boynton Beach office of
the Jewish Federation,
Religious Directory
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:15 p.m. and Saturday 9:30
a.m. at The Jewish Community Day School, 5801 Parker Ave.,
West Palm Beach. Mailing address: 5737 Okeechobee Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33409. Phone 478-2922. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch,
Hazzan Israel Barzak.
West Palm Beach 33409. Phone 684-3212. Rabbi Isaac Vander
Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily. 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. and a late service at 8:15 p.m.,'followed
by Oneg Shabbat. Saturday: 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m., Mincha followed by
Sholosh Suedos.
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin, Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30
a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbr Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services daily. Call the temple for
times. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m., 5 p.m.,
Mincha followed by Sholosh Suedos.
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33406.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. President Murray
Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Cantor Elaine Shapiro. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m.,
Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday 8:15 a.m.,
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: Lions Club, 700 Camelia Dr., Royal
Palm Beach. Mailing address: PO Box 104, 650 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 8:46 a.m. Rabbi Seymour Friedman. Phone 793-9122.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Rabbi Dr. Morris Silberman, Can-
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 Beach
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-
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 Palm
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 p.m.
Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantorial Soloist
Susan Weiss. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall, 4000 Washington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rabbi
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471-1526.

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Synagogue News
Candle lighting Time
Jan. 3 5:23 p.m.
Jan. 10 528 p.m.
The Men's Club will hold its
next meeting in the Wershaw
Hall of the Temple, 190 N.
County Road, after the 9:15
a.m. morning services on Sun-
day, Jan. 12. Breakfast will be
served, and the meeting will
start at 10 a.m. sharp. Doug
Frevent, a certified Financial
Planner, and his associate will
present a valuable and in-
teresting program on "Finan-
cial Planning and Trusts."
Members, their friends, and
the general public are
welcome. Contribution for
non-member is $2.50 per
"Let There Be Joy" will be
presented at 7:30 p.m. on Jan.
12 in the sanctuary of Temple
Emanu-El of Palm Beach.
Tickets are $12 per person and
are available at the Temple
Shabbat Service on Friday,
Jan. 3 will be conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro. His
topic this Shabbat Service will
be: "Leaving 1985 Behind."
Susan Weiss will be the can-
torial soloist.
Temple Judea will be par-
ticipating with synagogues in
the Greater Palm Beaches in
Jewish Federation Sabbath,
Friday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. at St.
Catherine's Cultural Center.
Rabbi Joel Levine and Cantor
Anne Newman will officiate.
Rabbi Levine will deliver a
special progress report on
Ethiopian Jewry. He recently
returned from a special brief-
ing in Boston at the annual
I meeting of the Rabbinic
Cabinet of the United Jewish
Appeal. During Services, Rab-
bi Levine will recognize
members of Temple Judea who
I are active in the Jewish
Federation in voluntary and
professional areas: Terry
Rapaport, chairperson of the
Soviet Jewry Task Force, Bar-
bra Kaplan, chairperson of the
Local Concerns Task Force,
Susan Wolf-Schwartz, vice
president of Leadership
Development of Women's
Division, Penny Beers, co-
chairperson of Women's
Assembly, Stephanie Kleiner
and Susan Levine, co-
chairpersons of the Informa-
tion Committee of Women's
Assembly, Ethel Siegel and
Dave and Blanche Silverman,
members of the Soviet Jewry
Task Force, Diane Mitchell,
member of Young Leadership,
Angela Gallicchio, member of
the Young Adult Division Task
Force, Dr. Steven Schwartz,
active in a variety of Federa-
tion areas; Doug Kleiner,
assistant director of Federa-
tion, Lynne Ehrlich, director
of Women's Division, and Jack
Karako, assistant director of
the Boynton Beach Office.
Rabbi Levine is vice-
chairperson of the Soviet
Jewry Task Force, a member
of the Community Relations
Council, and a member of the
National Rabbinic Cabinet of
the United Jewish Appeal.
Volunteers with some
sales experience needed to
assist store manager of
Nearly New Thrift Shop of
the Morse Geriatric
Center in Palm Beach.
Volunteers needed Mon-
days and Fridays any time
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Contact Vicki Johnston
at 655-3230 if interested or
for further information.
In Remembrance .
The employees and officers of Riverside Memorial
Chapels of Florida mourn the loss of their beloved
Chairman and mentor Carl Grossberg.
His kindness and compassion, as wall as the saga
guidance ha gava to all of us, will ever live in
our memories.
May the Almighty grant Carl Grossberg the rest
and peace ha so richly earned with hia good daads
and many philanthropic endeavors.
Riverside Memorial Chapels
Alfrad Qoldan, President
Lao Hack, Exec. V.P.
Stavan Mack, Gan. Mgr.
Friday, January 3, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Arab Doctors Tour HHU Medical Center
seven Arab doctors recently
participated in a special
seminar and tour at Hadassah
Hebrew University Medical
Center given for them at their
request to increase the scope
of their medical care for their
patients on the Gaza strip.
Dr. Gabriel Ullmann,
Deputy-General of the
Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion in Israel, opened their
visit by saying that, "It is the
policy of Hadassah not to care
about race, color or political
beliefs. Hadassah acts as a
high court of medical appeal,"
he told them, "not only for
Israel but for many of the sur-
rounding countries in the Mid-
dle East. Some of these coun-
tries do not have official
diplomatic relations with
Israel, but nevertheless their
patients come to us."
The Arab doctors were
heads of departments and
specialists of five hospitals in
Gaza as well as physicians in
the fields of public health.
Three doctors had studied at
Hadassah, receiving Master of
Public Health degrees from
Hebrew University Hadassah
School of Public Health and
Community medicine, the only
one of its kind in the Middle
The doctors visited the new
operating theater wing and
viewed the Lithotripter (the
latest kidney stone crushing
machine) and the YAG laser.
They also discussed
Hadassah's pioneer work in
bone marrow transplants with
Dr. Shimon Slavin, discussed
AIDS with Dr. S. May'ayan,
and toured the Rehabilitation,
Pediatrics and Obstetrics
Departments at the Mount
Scopus site.
At the end of the day Dr.
Kheiri Abu Ramadan, director
of Health Services in the Gaza
District and leader of the
group, was grateful for receiv-
ing information they needed to
continue their work as angels
of healing. "We are grateful to
Hadassah. Health conditions
have improved in Gaza;
epidemic diseases such as
trachoma and polio have disap-
peared. We will continue to
consult with Hadassah and to
send our patients for treat-
ment." Against a background
of Arab tensions he reflected:
"Above all, I would say we
trust Hadassah."
JCDS Open House
The Jewish Community Day School of Palm Beach County will
be holding a series of open houses during the month of January
for anyone interested in seeing the school and learning about its
programs and curriculum.
The scheduled dates are:
Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9:15 a.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9:15 a.m., and
Monday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.
Guests visiting at 9:15 will visit the classrooms and see the
students at work and at play during a normal school day. An
overview of the curriculum will be presented by Barbara
Steinberg, executive director. Guests coming at 8 p.m. will view
a slide presentation about the school and will hear an extended
description of school programs and goals from Mrs. Steinberg.
Anyone interested in attending one of the open houses call the
Day School, 585-2227.
Tradition, it's what
makes us Jews. That's
why we're beside you
when you need us
most. After all, Our
Real Involvement is
zvith the Living.

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Dade Broward Palm Beach New \tofk

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Sternstein Elected President Of JNF Of America
Dr. Joseph P. Sternstein,
former president of the Zionist
Organization of America and
Rabbi of Temple Beth Sholom,
Roslvn Heights, Long Island,
has been elected president of
the Jewish National Fund of
America, at a recent board
meeting at the JNF head-
quarters in new York City. He
succeeds Charlotte Jacobson,
who served two two-year
terms as president of JNF, the
organization responsible for
afforestation and land
reclamation in Israel.
In accepting his new posi-
tion, Sternstein stated that
"JNF is the concrete
manifestation of the rebuilding
of a people on a formerly arid,
sterile land. The history of
JNF is a saga which must
never be forgotten. The inter-
connection between the Jewish
people and the land of Israel is
the catalyst which continue to
revolutionize Jewish life." He
emphasized, "unless we are
rooted in the land we have
nothing. Redeeming the land
of our forefathers provides a
never-ending source of Jewish
Kidnapped Beirut
Jew Killed
body of Haim Cohen Halala,
39, one of four Beirut Jews
kidnapped by Shiite Moslem
extremists last March, was
found by police last week in
the no-man's-land between
Christian east Beirut and the
Moslem-populated western
part of the city. The murdered
man was identified by the
A Moslem group calling
itself the "Organization of the
Oppressed of the Earth" also
identified him and took credit
for the killing. It issued a
statement saying: "We an-
nounce to the souls of the mar-
tyrs and to our Islamic nation
the execution of Israeli spy
Haim Cohen Halala in
response to the massive shell-
ing of south Lebanon in which
several strugglers were
Halala was abducted by six
gunmen on March 29 from his
home in Wadi Abu Jamil, the
Jewish quarter in West Beirut.
The fate of the other three
Jews seized at the same time is
not known. .
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Charlotte Jacobson
strength and dignity."
Charlotte Jacobson, who was
elected treasurer of JNF,
spoke of some of the organiza-
tion's major activities during
the past few years. "One of the
most exciting achievements,"
Dr. Joseph P. Sternstein
she said, "has been JNF's land
reclamation work in the bar-
ren, hilly Galilee," Israel's new
Northern frontier for industry
and communities. "I'm glad to
have participated in a small
way in promoting this devel-
opment." She also noted that
JNF's creation of Timna
Park in the Negev as a major
recreational facility represents
"history in the making and will
be a tremendous asset to the
Southern region's economy."
In view of the strict economic
decisions taken by the Israeli
government, Jacobson urged
the Diaspora, particularly the
American Jewish community,
to increase its support of JNF
activities vital to Israel's
A prominent national Zionist
and Jewish leader, Sternstein
is president of the Histadrut
Ivrit, the Hebrew culture
movement of the United
States; vice chairman of the
national Conference of Soviet
Jewry; treasurer of the New
York Board of Rabbis; vice
chairman of the American
Zionist Youth Foundation;
member of the World Ex-
ecutive Board of the World
Union of General Zionist; and
member of the Advisory Coun-
cil of the State University of
New York at Stony Brook. He
has also served as president of
the American Organization and
the Jewish Agency Board.
Addressing the board,
Sternstein reported on a re-
cent meeting of the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry,
which was convened in
Washington, D.C. The discus-
sions focused on the
U.S.-Soviet summit con-
ference in Geneva, and its
possible effects on Soviet
Jews. He stated that during a
meeting held a few months
ago, President Reagan told
Jewish leaders, "If we do not
hear of any public report on
the issue of Soviet Jewry, do
not assume that the issue is
not raised. I intend to raise the
issue, and I will pursue it quiet-
ly." He also noted that an ad-
ministration spokesman stated
that American Jews cannot let
up their pressure on this issue,
since "it is imperative that the
Soviet Union recognize how
American public opinion is pro-
pelling the President to do
someting about the issue of
Soviet Jews. Sternstein warn-
ed, however, that if nothing is
done by June 1986, when Gor-
bachev is meeting Reagan for
conferences in the U.S., there
will have to be "an imaginative
yet responsible escalation of
efforts by the Jewish com-
munity to bring this issue to
public attention."
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