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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November 7, 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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Jewish floridian
Shamir Praises Britain
For Breaking With Syria
Israeli Premier Yitzhak
Shamir had high praise for the
British government last Sun-
day for breaking diplomatic
relations with Syria. Address-
ing the weekly Cabinet
meeting in Jerusalem, his first
as Prime Minister, Shamir call-
ed the move "a significant step
forward" in the battle of the
Western democracies against
international terrorism.
Britain acted after the
Syrian Ambassador in Lon-
don, Loutof Allah Haydar, was
implicated in an attempt to
blow up an El Al airliner last
Apr. 17. A 32-year-old Jorda-
nian, Nezar Hindawi, who
tried to have a suitcase full of
high explosives smuggled
aboard the plane at Heathrow
Airport, was conviced of at-
tempted murder and sentenc-
ed to 45 years in prison.
TESTIMONY AT his trial
indicated he acted in collusion
with the Syrian envoy and the
Embassy staff. Haydar was
summoned to the Foreign Of-
fice immediately after
sentence was passed. Foreign
Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe
told Parliament later that
Haydar was ordered to close
his Embassy and withdraw its
21 staff members. The British
Embassy in Damascus, with a
staff of 19, was closed at the
same time.
Within hours after the
British move, the U.S. and
Canada announced they were
recalling their Ambassadors to
Although the Israelis were
obviously delighted by these
developments, official reaction
in Jerusalem was low-key. The
explanation given was that
Israel did not want to appear
to have had a role in the
deterioration of relations bet-
ween the West and Syria. The
feeling in Jerusalem is that it
is now up to the Western coun-
tries to lead the fight against
Jerusalem expressed disap-
pointment with France which
did not follow the British lead
and reportedly plans to sell
arms to Syria. Israel's Am-
bassador in Paris, Ovadia Sof-
ter, is expected to ask the
French government for
"clarifications^ of the three
Continued on Page 17
REGION 2000 Comprehensive planning in Israel's north.
The Jewish Agency, by aid of funds fro. Arif Jews
throng* the UJA/Federatioa Casnneign, is detailing plans to
bring: 100,000 Jews to Israeli Galilee Region 2000, or Hevel
Alpa'im, will be one of the world's ntost nphiitiftted in-
dnetrial parka one that could increase the region'. Jewish
population by 100,000. (See Page 12)
Jewish Community Campus Capital Campaign Gains Momentum
Gruber Gift Announced
Gilbert S. Messing, Chairman
of the Jewish Community
Campus Capital Campaign,
has announced that the fund-
raising drive has raised one-
quarter of the $12.5 million
goal to build a Campus located
on a site at Military Trail and
12th Street. The Campus will
house the Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, and the
Jewish Family and Children's
Mr. Messing noted that,
"We are particularly pleased
to publicly recognize Esther
and Alexander Gruber who
have made a $500,000 con-
tribution, not only for helping
to reach this point in the cam-
paign, but also for setting an
example for the community to
Mr. and Mrs. Gruber's con-
tribution will be used to build
the Auditorium in the new
Jewish Community Center.
The planned 600 seat facility
will be used for cultural arts
performances, educational
programs and other communi-
Jewish community serving on
the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, as Special Gifts
Co-Chair of The Fountains
Federation-UJA Campaign, on
the Board of Trustees and the
Budget and Finance Commit-
Continned on Page It
French Not to Sell
Arms to Syria
Alexander Gruber
ty activities.
"While the entire concept of
the Jewish Community Cam-
pus is very recent," Messing
said, "it is appropriate that
Mr. and Mrs. Gruber's con-
tribution be recognized at this
time since they were the
earliest major contributors to
Esther Gruber
the original campaign. We are
looking forward to increasing
significantly the total pledged
to the Jewish Community
Campus Capital Campaign
within the next several
Mr. Gruber has held leader-
ship roles throughout the
Looking Back... Federa-
tion's 25th Anniversary 2
Federation Campaign
Names 5 Associate
Chairmen... page 3
Federation's Exec. Speaks
Out... page 3
Volunteers Work To Stem
'Yerlds'... page 5
Israel Appoints Last
West Bank Arab Mayor
Israel's new policy of appoin-
ting Arab mayors in major
West Bank towns was com-
pleted when the civil ad-
ministration for the territory
installed Taher Hijazi as
Mayor of Anabta in the nor-
thern Samaria district.
He replaces former Mayor
Wahid Hamdallah who was
removed by the Israeli
authorities four years ago for
failure to cooperate. The
Anabta municipality was shut
down at the time. Its revival
under Hijazi was accompanied
by a check for $90,000
deposited with the civil ad-
ministration to cover unpaid
PARIS (JTA) Presi-
dent Francois Mitterrand said
that France will not sell arms
to Syria and called on the 12
member-state European
Economic Community (EEC)
to investigate Syria's possible
participation in terrorist ac-
tivities in Western Europe.
Speaking at a nationally
televised press conference, he
said that if the charges against
Syria are established, ''there
should be no compromise
whatsoever with states that
export terrorism abroad."
Mitterrand said that if
Syria's involvement was prov-
ed, "Europe should close
ranks against crime and adopt
special measures."
Britain's Foreign Secretary
Sir Geoffrey Howe had called
for a ban on arms sales, the
cancellation of economic aid
and the recall of all European
Ambassadors from Damascus.
The Foreign Ministers of the
EEC member-states, who met
last Monday in Luxembourg,
failed to agree on joint
action against Syria or even on
the publication of a joint com-
munique condemning Syria's
alleged involvement in the at-
tempt to blow up an El Al jet
at London's Heathrow Airport
last April.
Eleven of the Ministers
issued a statement expressing
outrage but failed to mention
Syria by name. Greece refused
to approve even this watered-
down communique. All joint
EEC statements must be
Continued on Page 14-

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 7, 1986
The Silberman Years 1962-64
Looking Back
25 Years of Local
Jewish Federation History
Forty-eight years ago a handful of dedicated, energetic
and farsignted people began an undertaking that would
ultimately become the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County. It was a time when anyone who was Jewish in
West Palm Beach knew every other Jew. The year was
1938, when the Federated Jewish Charities of Palm Beach
County was born.
Twenty-four years later, in 1962, under the leadership of
Morton Silberman, the newly-elected President, the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County began. Look back with
us, in successive issues of the Jewish Floridian, upon
twenty-five years of local Federation history a history
rich in people working together to meet the needs of a
growing Jewish community.
Inauguration of Federation's first community service,
the Day Camp, at the List Ranch (current site of Camp
Shalom on Belvedere Road). Under the chairmanship of
Jerome Tishman, 132 children are enrolled.
Communitywide kindergarten and nursery school
established by Federation. Through the efforts of
Chairmen Buddie Brenner and Evelyn Blum, two classes
open in temporary quarters at Temple Israel.
Federation-UJA Campaign raises a total of $78,176
with Women's Division contributing $13,832 of that figure.
Transient Relief and Friendly Visitor Programs begin.
Construction of a pavillion and swimming pool at Camp
Campaign raises $80,343.
Federation-sponsored TV program "People of the
Book" is aired on Channel 5 with Evelyn Blum as
M turnUnction at Caamp Shalom begins, (left to right)
Mum. Contraction Committee Chairman; Mor-
, President of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County; and Jerome Tishman, Center Ac-
tivities Committee Chairman, look over the site.
The year was 1962. Palm
Beach County United
Charities-United Jewish Ap-
peal was going through
reorganization and would
emerge as the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County. At
the helm was Morton J. Sdber-
man at a time when approx-
imately 1200 families compris-
ed the Jewish community of
Palm Beach County and the
Federation-UJA Campaign
raised under $100,000. The
1962 Honor Roll book listed
200 contributors, reflecting
that half of the amount raised
came from only a few people.
In reminiscing with then
first Vice President and Cam-
Eaign Chairman Robert E.
ist about his memories of the
Sears 1962-64 and his friend,
lorton Silberman, who passed
away in 1984, he recalled how
they got involved in helping to
shape the young Jewish com-
munity. "In 1962 a number of
us went on a mission to Israel
Mort and Val Silberman,
Bob and Ceil Levy, Rabbi Irv-
ing Cohen and three or four
other couples. With us was a
brother-in-law of Rabbi Fried-
man who started UJA Young
Leadership in New York. He
encouraged us to look into this
newly formed program."
After returning from a most
inspiring mission to Israel and
through participation in the
newly formed Young Leader-
ship program, most increased
their involvement in and
dedication to the Jewish com-
munity here and went on to
become Federation and
Women's Division leaders.
"That mission was what got
a lot of us, including Mort, in-
volved," noted Mr. List.
In describing Mr. Silber-
man's outstanding leadership
qualities, Mr. List said, "Mort
was a unique individual who
threw himself into what he did
200 percent. He was dynamic,
outspoken, involved in
everything, and a person
whom you couldn't turn down.
No one questioned his dedica-
tion, involvement and
These were the years when
the Jews here were beginning
to build a community struc-
ture. "Previously, there were
Morton Silberman
no community activities or
programs," stated Mr. List.
"The emphasis was on raising
money for Israel. We had
three synagogues, a B'nai
B'rith group for the men and a
Hadassah group for the
"The community was ready
for programs and Mort was
receptive to the idea. He had
the dynamism to initiate them.
We were reaching out and try-
ing different things in a
modest way as it was new to
all of us. We started Camp
Shalom, the nursery school,
transient relief and friendly
visitor programs."
Prior to this time contribu-
tions to the Federation-UJA
fund-raising drive were made
by families. According to Mr.
List, these early years were
significant in recognizing that
giving should not be on a fami-
ly basis. Women became active
in the Campaign in their own
right and also developed com-
munity educational programs.
It was difficult to achieve and
was accepted slowly, but the
women did separate from the
men's Campaign at that time.
The formative years of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County saw a group of
dedicated, young professionals
lay the foundation under the
dynamic leadership of Morton
Silberman, for what was to
become the fastest growing
Jewish community in the
United States.
Morton Silberman,
Robert E. List, First Vice
President and General
Campaign Chairman
Robert Levy, Second Vice
Conrad Ganz, Treasurer
Morton Silberman,$
Robert E. List, First Vice I
President and Campaign iji;
Chairman i
Robert Levy, Second Vice $
Conrad Ganz, Treasurer
Jerome TishmanJ
Secretary $
Morton Silberman, g
who passed away in 1984,
was the founding Presi-
dent of the Jewish
Federation of Palm
Beach County, past
President of the Greater
Miami Jewish Federa-
tion, and President of the
American-Israel Public
Affairs Committee. A
[irominent leader of the
ocal and national Jewish
communities, he held
numerous other high
ranking positions. He sat
on the Board of Directors
of the Council of Jewish
Federations and was
regional Chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal.
He also served as General |
Chairman of the Greater i
Miami Jewish Federation 5
1974 Combined Jewish jij
Appeal-Israel Emergency
Fund Campaign.
Mr. Silberman was
secretary-treasurer of |
East Coast Supply and iji
resided in Miami for 17 j-i
years prior to his death. |
Two Appointed to Federation
Professional Staff
Erwin H. Blonder, Presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, has an-
nounced the appointment of
Debbie Hammer and Dr. Elliot
Schwartz to the Federation
professional staff. Ms. Ham-
mer is working with the Palm
Beach Campaign and the
Young Adult Division. Dr.
Schwartz is the Ad-
ministrative Assistant to Ann
Lynn Lipton, Jewish Educa-
tion Director, and will assist
Ms. Listen m every phase of
the department.
In making the 'announce-
ment, Mr.. Blonder tid, "I am
very pleased to welcome these
two highly qualified in
dividual*, to Federation. Ms.
Hammer's ettoalsnl Jewish
the Jewish community will be
most valuable as she works
with young adult and Palm
Beach leadership. Dr.
Schwartz's vast experience in
Jewish education will be an
Debbie Hammer
asset to furthering our com-
munity's burgeoning Jewish
education program."
Ms. Hammer received a
Master's degree in Jewish
Communal Service from the
Hornstein Program at
Brandeis University. She is a
Dr. Elliet Scawarts
recipient of the Federation Ex-
ecutive Recruitment and
Education Program Fellowship from the Council of
Jewish Federations. She is
originally from West Orange,
Continued on Page It

Friday, November 7, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Sheila Engelstein
Arnold Hoffman
Arnold L. Lampert
Myron J. Nickman
Bernard Plisakin
Federation Campaign Restructured
Five Named As Associate General Campaign Chairmen
Jeanne Levy, General Cam-
paign Chairman of the 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign, has an-
nounced the restructuring of
the Campaign organization
and the naming of five com-
munity leaders to the newly-
created positions of Associate
General Campaign Chairmen.
Working closely with Mrs.
Levy wm be Sheila Engelstein,
Arnold Hoffman, Arnold L.
Lampert, Myron J. Nickman
and Bernard Plisskin.
Mrs. Levy noted that the
newly-appointed chairmen are
all highly qualified and ex-
perienced leaders of Federa-
tion and the Jewish communi-
ty. "I am looking forward to
working with these five top
managers of the Campaign
this year. Everyone will find
them warm, generous with
their time, and very helpful.
They will be involved with
helping large numbers of Cam-
paign leaders and workers
who, in turn, will be responsi-
ble for holding Campaign
events and the running of the
Campaign throughout the
"Through this reorganiza-
An Interview with
Jewish Federation's
Executive Director
tion we hope to run a very ei-
fective and broad-based Cam-
paign which will reach out to
an increasing number of Jews
in our community."
Sheila Engelstein will be
working with the leadership of
the Community Dinner Dance
to promote a successful event
ensuring the greatest atten-
dance in the nistory of the
community. She will also be in-
volved with helping plan for a
new telethon and direct mail
effort to reach the many
thousands of new prospects in
the community.
Mrs. Engelstein has held
many positions in Federation
including Women's Division
President for two years. Last
year she co-chaired their Lion
of Judah event and has chaired
many other Campaign events
in the past. Mrs. Engelstein is
a member of the Board of
Directors of the Jewish
Federation and a founding
member of Bat Gurion
Chapter of Hadassah.
Arnold Hoffman will be
overseeing the Project
Renewal Campaign and the
ongoing development of the
Young Adult Division. A major
focus of his responsibility will
be the $10,000 minimum gift
President's Dinner. He willbe
working closely with the
chairmen and vice chairmen of
this important major gifts
Mr. Hoffman has been on
the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Federation for many
years having served as a past
Vice President. He is a past
President of the Palm Beach
Chapter of the American
Jewish Committee and cur-
rently is on the Board of the
Palm Beach Region of
American Technion Society.
He also is President of Colum-
bia University Alumni Club of
Palm Beach.
Arnold Lampert's respon-
sibilities include the establish-
ment of the Business and Pro-
fessional Division chaired by
Barry S. Berg. He will also
oversee cash collections,
Buddy-Up Day, and the Cam-
paign among the beneficiary
Mr. Lampert has served as
General Campaign Chairman
Continued ob Pag* 17
Q. You have now been the
Federation Executive Director
for about seven months. What
do you see as the greatest
challenges facing the
A. Due to the efforts of a
relatively small number of ex-
tremely dedicated people, our
Campaign has been growing
substantially. We are for-
tunate in being the fastest
growing Jewish community in
America. However, we have
yet to develop a sense of com-
munity and to reach out and in-
volve a great number of Jews
to make this community one of
which all of its Jewish
residents can be proud. I
believe this is perhaps one of
our greatest challenges in the
Q. What do you see as
Federation's role in the
A. Federation is the central
organization for communal
fund raising, coordination of
centralized planning, and <
allocation of monies raised in
its annual Campaign. It
should be the catalyst for the
identification of unmet needs
and, working with other in-
terested organizations, devise
the means of meeting these
Q. What do you see as the
relationship between Federa-
tion and its agencies?
A. To the extent possible, I
do not believe in a functional
Jeffrey L. Skin
Federation. In other words, I
think that services should be
provided through beneficiary
agencies of Federation. These
agencies, while having their
own independent staffs and
Boards, are not totally
autonomous of Federation.
Federation has an obligation
to all of its contributors to
monitor the efforts of its agen-
cies to make sure that they are
well managed fiscally and that
the programs that are being
operated are in accord with
community priorities.
Q. What do you see as the
relationship of Federation
with the synagogues in the
A. I see Federation and
synagogues as totally com-
plementary bodies. Federa-
tions are not religious
Continued on Page 20
Until December 31st you can save up to fifty cents
on every dollar donated to the Federation
Endowment Fund. If your gift is appreciated
property held for over six months, you won't pay a
capital gains tax.
By giving to the Endowment Fund this year, both
you and the community will benefit
For further information about Federation's
endowment programs and the benefits of making a
gift this year, contact:
Endowment Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beech County, Inc.
501 South Flagler Drive. Suite 306
West Palm Beach. FL 33401

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 7, 1986
The Trial That Probed
A People's Conscience
England, "this emerald isle" about which
William Shakespeare once rhapsodized, has
never been known to shrink from diplomatic
duplicity. Reckoned in these terms, what
happened last week when the British
government severed diplomatic relations
with Syria is on its face inexplicable.
The government had an absolute respon-
sibility to try Nezar Hindawi, the Jordanian
Arab who tried to smuggle a suitcase full of
high explosives aboard an El Al jet bound
for Tel Aviv last Apr. 17. And so the govern-
ment did.
But in the process, the British uncovered
proof that the Syrian Ambassador in Lon-
don, Loutof Allah Havdar, was implicated in
the plot that, in effect, Hindawi had acted
in collusion with Haydar, who would pay him
$250,000 for planting the explosives aboard
the jet on Syria's National Day.
To make matters worse, the Syrian envoy
to Great Britain saw Hindawi at the Syrian
Embassy in London almost immediately
after he planted the explosives on his Irish
girlfriena, Anne-Marie Murphy, moments
before she was to board the El Al jet, and it
was at the Embassy that Hindawi was plac-
ed in the care of three Syrian diplomats who
were to disguise him and send him to a safe
hiding place.
British Move Surprising
The upshot of this was a British jury's
unanimous verdict last week that Hindawi
was guilty and that he be imprisoned for
some 40 years for a "well-planned, well-
organized crime which involved many others
besides yourself, some of them people in
high places."
At another time in British history, even
this would be unthinkable to tweak the
nose of an Arab nation when a lesser verdict
could have as easily served as the ap-
propriate cosmetic treatment to remain
diplomatically indifferent to Syria's botched
job. But thereafter to sever diplomatic rela-
tions with Syria, with all the attendant risks
that this implies, not the least of which sug-
gest terrorist retaliation in a London over-
run these days by Arab nationals?
The British move was indeed surprising, a
move designed to fit the punishment to the
crime, diplomatic second thoughts be damn-
ed. One may argue that, as in the case of the
trial of Hindawi himself, and the imprison-
ment terms, London had no alternative.
After all, Syria, a nation with which the
British government is at peace, was
presumably using its Embassy to stage ter-
rorist acts. The severing of diplomatic rela-
tions with Syria, so the reasoning would go,
was therefore the only course of reaction
available to a nation whose integrity had
been ruptured by a foreign government in-
different to the protocol of behavior atten-
dant to appropriate Embassy conduct.
A Heroic Stand
These considerations apart, there was the
question of international terrorism itself.
Many world nations had been making brave
statements during the past few years about
a global war on terrorism. What else, in the
end, could the British do but be high-
minded? Many things, but they chose none
of those far less painful alternatives.
The attitude of the European Economic
Community nations is far more in accord
with what one may have expected from that
continent of occasionally miserable, greedy,
self-centered governments. As of Monday, it
snubbed the courageous British action and
contentedly focused on the political and
economic advantages of neither joining the
British in diplomatically isolating Syria fur-
ther nor, indeed, of even signing a state-
ment of unreserved support for its EEC
partner's move. Talk about cowardice let
alone those brave but empty European vows
to combat terrorism.
Against this background of typical Euro-
pean behavior, the British decision stands
out all the more sharply and heroically.
This "emerald isle, this England" today is
what Shakespeare had in mind when he first
wrote the noble words.
New Soviet Maneuver
The new Soviet maneuver so far as the
refuseniks are concerned is to let them out
one at a time in moments appropriately
designed to exact maximum public relations
value from each release. In this sense,
Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev is
becoming an artful manipulator of American
public opinion.
But too many in our country have rushed
to praise Gorbachev despite the obvious pur-
pose of his cruel maneuvering. In this sense,
as Pamela Cohen, president of the Union of
Councils for Soviet Jews, has pointed out,
"Natan Sharansky, Yuri Orlov and Dr.
David Goldfarb are decoys who distract the
media's attention from larger problems
Gorbachev's little ballet to please the
crowd apart, the fact is that the Soviet
Union has denied exit visas to a minimum of
30.000 refuseniks at the same time that a
Readers Write
total of some 400,000 other Jews have taken
the first steps toward emigration.
But both groups, as Cohen points out, "are
being thwarted by the Soviets' deliberately-
designed, obstructive policy."
We must agree that, given the abysmally
slow pace of current Soviet-Jewish emigra-
tion, it is especially disturbing that the
Reagan Administration seems to be caught
up in Gorbachev's case-by-case approach as
the Soviets continue their agonizingly slow
review of the emigration question.
The case-by-case review is a mere bandaid
solution to a deeper problem: The individual
case approach is a smokescreen behind
which the Soviet government continues its
brutal repression of its two million Jewish
citizens against a backdrop of growing
Soviet-sponsored anti-Semitic propaganda
on radio and television, in newspapers and in
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The Jewish Floridian:
When I heard Bob Graham
on the TV debate with Paula
Hawkins label her claims un-
true, and by implication, label
her a liar, I could not believe it.
But now I do.
Last week's centerfold in the
Floridian was as flagrantly
misleading as anything I have
seen. Hawkins left the percep-
tion that her gigantic political
ad was an endorsement of her
candidacy by the Jewish
Federation. Federation cannot
and does not endorse political
candidates, certainly does not
endorse Hawkins. Her quotes
about statements from promi-
nent Jewish leaders are all
taken completely out of con-
text, and certainly do not en-
tail endorsement of her can-
didacy, which the ad seeks to
There is a tiny squib, almost
illegible in the bottom right
hand corner of the ad, which
says, "pol ad paid for by
the re-elect Paula Hawkins
for U.S. Senate Campaign
Republican." Why was this
statement so
Lastly, Hawkins has insulted
the Jewish community. We are
not a one-issue group which
would judge a candidate solely
by her alleged devotion to
lsraei. American Jews try to
elect candidates who will ad-
vance the well being of the
United States and its citizens.
We mostly believe that Israel,
our closest Mideast ally
deserves our support, and that
the benefits the U.S. derives
from this alliance are tremen-
dous. Therefore, it is in U.S.
interests to keep Israel strong.
To appeal to Jews on this one-
issue alone, however, is in-
sulting and degrading.
West Palm Beach
The Jewish Floridian:
The notice in the Oct. 24
issue of the Jewish Floridian
disclaiming endorsement by
the Federation of the political
ad of Paula Hawkins is dif-
ficult to note because of its size
and placement.
The usual practice is to iden-
tify paid political adver-
tisements as such in large, bold
type. A magnifying
educate them to reach their
full potential. The ad neglected
to point out that Paula
Hawkins voted for so many of
the cuts for programs that sup-
port the human and social
needs of all persons.
As a retired professional
social worker who accepts the
great Jewish tradition of being
"my brother's keeper," I en-
dorse her opponent whose con-
cerns and programs have been
related more to those who
reside here.
Boynton Beach
The Jewish Floridian:
It is 11 p.m., Saturday nite,
Sept. 20, 1986, Leige,
Belgium. I am reading today's
International Herald Tribute
in the editorial column, an arti-
cle entitled "Politics from the
Pulpit" in reference to the
Reverend Pat Robertson and
his quote, "Let Me Assure You
I Know God's Will For Me," in
his bid for the Presidency.
As I finished this article,

. glass is
needed to discern that the ad is
insidiously sponsored and paid for by the which was reprinted from the
U.S. Senate Republicans. Washington Post, I pick up Ar-
No one quarrels with suppor- ft" Frommers book, "A
ting motherhood as suggested MasterPece Called Belgium,
in the ad. However, resources Pnnted 198f Mr Frpmmer
must be provided for mothers inserts fine h,story lessonS
to nurture their young and to Continued on Page 11

In 'Night,' Nobel
Winner Wiesel
Probed Humanity
Friday, November 7, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Copyright Baltimore Jewish Times
Special Publication Rights Reserved
He introduced himself to
us in 1960 with Night, an ap-
propriate title for a personal
account of that most im-
penetrable and eternally
unanswerable suspension of
humanity the Nazi con-
centration camps.
Elie Wiesel had entered
Buchenwald in 1944. He was 16
years old. All 12,000 Jews of his
home town of Signet, in Tran-
sylvania near the Ukrainian
border, had been sent to the death
camps. The young Wiesel watched
his father die in Buchenwald. His
mother and a younger sister and
other relatives were killed at
other Jewish orphans, he was
shipped to France to become
wards of a French Jewish
children's agency. He studied
philosophy at the Sorbonne. He
studied and practiced
asceticism. He worked as a choir
director, a Hebrew teacher, a
But all the time, there was a
night of the Holocaust inside him,
a night which became a book and a
book which brought him out of a
silence about that dark night of
the soul known as the Third Reich.
Of Night, Wiesel has said, "I
wanted to show the end, the finali-
ty of the event. Everything came
to an end history, literature,
religion, God. There was nothing
left. Since then, I have explored
all kinds of options. To tell you
that I have found a new religion,
that I believe no. I am still sear-
ching. I am still exploring. I am
still protesting."
IN THE 28 years since we first
heard the voice of Elie Wiesel, he
has not ceased his searchings and
explorings and, especially, his pro-
tests. Determined that the
Holocaust and its searing, un-
quenchable lessons would not
be forgotten, his voice as been uni-
que, indefatigable, universal. He
has protested the treatment of
Soviet Jews, he has chaired the
United States Holocaust
Memorial Council. He has spurned
the pleas of Israelis, including
Golda Meir, to join them in Zion,
but he is a powerful voice for the
existence of Israel.
As President Reagan planned to
visit the Nazi cemetery in Bitburg
in West Germany last year, it was
Elie Wiesel who told him, "Mr.
President, that place is not your
place. Your place is with the vic-
tims of the SS."
Two weeks ago, Wiesel's words
and moral courage were honored
by te Nobel Prize Committee. An-
nouncing that Wiesel would
receive the Peace Prize, the Nobel
committee saluted Wiesel as "a
messenger to mankind. His
message is one of peace, atone-
ment and human dignity. His
belief that the forces fighting evil
in the world can be victorious is a
hard-won belief."
HARD-WON, indeed. Since
1944, Wiesel has struggled with a
universe that makes little sense,
with a world whose bearings of
sense were dismantled by Hitler's
Germany more than four decades
ago. Certainty eludes him;
mystery pursues him.
"Nothing is clear to me,"
Wiesel has said. "Nothing is solv-
ed. Nothing is answered.
"All my work is a question
mark. My work does not contain
one single answer. It is always
questions, questions I always try
to deepen.
Continued on Page 10-

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Volumes Show His Voice, Vision, Soul
Three volumes contain not only
"the voice and the vision" of Elie
Wiesel but his Jewish heart and
soul. They are embodied in
"Against Silence: The Voice and
Vision of Elie Wiesel," edited by
Irving Abrahamson.
One must be grateful to Irving
Abrahamson for the apparent love
and diligence he devoted to the
gathering and editing of Wiesel's
words, whether to a worldwide
audience over television or in the
Abraham H. Foxman is
associate national director of
the AntirDefamation League of
B'nai B'rith,
most obscure of synagogues. He
must have worked like the most
pious of Orthodox Jews searching
through a many-roomed house for
every scrap and crumb of ckometz
as Passover approaches.
HIS LABORS resulted in a col-
lection which belongs in every
library private or public, Jewish
or non-Jewish. It includes
Wiesel's lectures, reviews, inter-
views, dialogues, forewords,
essays, comments on topical and
urgent matters and his own inter-
pretations of his works.
It also contains a complete
bibliography, alphabetically listed,
of his books, fiction and non-
fiction. While the anthology does
not pretend to be
autobiographical, and information
about Wiesel's life emerges only
Coatiaaed on Page 10-
Jerusalem-Based Volunteers Seek Halt
To Growing Tendency Toward 'Yerida7
'Yerida' is a cancer the government
will have to face sooner or later.
Two Jerusalem-based
volunteer groups share a
mutual concern in combat-
ting the growing tendency
towards yerida (emigration
from Israel). Operating at
levels and in forums that dif-
fer from one another they
are nonetheless covering
the entire spectrum of
disillusioned Israelis and im-
migrants who are either
contemplating emigration
or already permanently
residing abroad.
Of the two, STAY (Society To
Arrest Yerida) is more narrow in
its sphere of activities. Establish-
ed one-and-a-half years ago, its
work is confined almost entirely
to immigrants. Offering sym-
pathy, encouragement and sup-
port, STAY hopes to provide
renewed meaning to the waning
enthusiasm and ideals of disillu-
sioned immigrants.
Self-termed a "mutual resource
and support group," STAY'S
social gatherings and round-circle
encounter meetings attract im-
migrants from a variety of
backgrounds and cultures.
"Aliya's not a contradiction of
yerida, it is part of the same pro-
blem," maintains A viva Gavriel, a
member of STAY who plans to
spend some time in the States pro-
moting aliy a.
founder, believes that "Me in
Israel is intentionally more dif-
ficult than in the Diaspora, I won't
change the minds of those who
prefer to live abroad; I'd rather
concentrate on those who want to
stay, working together to make
Israel a better place for all of us,"
she asserts.
"Some members come requiring
help, others offer assistance." A
classic example, she cites, is that
of Elaine, sensitive, single and oat
of work who, influenced by a
disgruntled family she met at
STAY meetings, was ready, albeit
unwillingly, to leave Israel. STAY
found her work and accommoda-
tion through their contacts and
now, says Rhoda, "We feel she
has a reasonable chance of making
STAY'S contacts are listed in a
Resource File that Rhoda has
established, and funds come from
them as well as from a Free Loan
Fund established by a voluntary
Home hospitality for Shabbat
and festivals is a very important
aspect of the group's work, for
helping immigrants cross the bar-
rier and make contact with Israel
is is half the battle in countering
yerida. To this end, STAY also
organises inter-cultural youth
groups to encourage socializing
between immigrant and Israeli
ELI (the Hebrew acronym for
Ezrachim Lem'nxyat yerida
Citizens to Prevent Emigration) is
an officially authorized, apolitical
society founded in early 1981,
with a countrywide membership
comprising many well-known and
influential personalities.
Cultivating contacts with Israelis
living overseas and encouraging
them to return, ELI acts as
catalyst between the emigrants
and government bodies, exerting
unrelenting pressure on the latter
to recognize yerida as an urgent
national issue requiring im-
mediate attention.
"Yerida is a complex soda!
trend that the government will
have to face. It is a 'cancer' eating
its way through society, spreading
Continued on Page 18

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm teach County/Friday, November 7, 1986
Federation Endowment Fund Featured on 'Mosaic'
The Endowment Fund pro-
gram of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County will be
featured on this week's
Federation sponsored TV pro-
gram, "Mosaic," to be aired on
Sunday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m., on
The program is
Barbara Gordon
Channel 5.
hosted by
Mrs. Green will interview
two tax experts and three
representatives of the Federa-
tion's Endowment Fund Com-
Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. WPTV Channel 5
with host Barbara Gordon Green Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County's Endowment Fund Committee.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Nov. 9, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Nov. 9, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX TV-29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Nov. 13, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1340-AM a summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
'Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
November 7
Na'Amat USA Council weekend Health Spa Women's
American ORT Mid Palm weekend Regency Spa
November 9
Jewish Federation Mid East Conference at Hyatt 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Golden Lakes Temple Sisterhod board -
10 a.m. Hadassah Aliya mini-brunch at Royce 9:30 am.
Temple Judea Men's Club.
November 10
Women's American ORT Royal -12:30 p.m. Jewish War
Veterans No. 705 8 p.m. Women's American ORT -
Lake Worth West board 9:30 a.m. Women's American
ORT Palm Beach board 9:45 a.m. Brandeis University
Women Palm Beach West 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith
Women Boynton Beach noon Hadassah Florida Atlan-
tic Region "Mediscope" at The Royce United Order of
True Sisters board at 10 am. and regular meeting at 1 p.m.
Hadassah Akiva board 10:30 a.m. and regular meeting
at noon Women's American ORT Bend Meed board -10
a.m. Morse Geriatric Center Board of Trustees 4 p.m.
Jewish Federation Communications Committee 5
November 11
Jewish Federation Community Planning Meeting 4
&m. Yididsh Culture Group Century Village -10 a.m.
adassah Lee Vassil board 10 a.m. Hadassah -
Henrietta Szold board 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women -
Ohav board 9:30 a.m. Temple B'nai Jacob Sisterhood -
board 10:30 a.m. Na'Amat USA Ezrat noon
Women's American ORT West Palm Beach -12:30 p.m.
Na'Amat USA Theodre Herzl board -10 a.m. Central
Conservative Synagogue Women's Auxiliary 7:30 p.m.
Na'Amat USA Sharn noon Association of Jewish Fami-
ly and Children's Service Agencies board meetings at
Chicago through. November 12 Temple Beth Torah
Sisterhood 8 p.m. Jewish Federation Chaplain Aides
1:30 p.m. Golden Lakes Temple Sisterhood lun-
cheon/card party noon Jewish Federation Campaign
November 12
Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in
Chicago through November 16 Lake Worth Jewish
Center Sisterhood -12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith Yachad Unit -
7:30 p.m. Hadassah Shalom board Brandeis Universi-
ty Women Palm Beach West board -10 a.m. Free Sons
of Israel trip to Israel B'nai B'rith No. 3196 board 7
p.m. B'nai B'rith No. 3046 8 p.m. Yiddish Culture
Group Cresthaven -1 p.m. Hadassah West Boynton -
board 9:30 a.m. Temple Judea Sisterhood board
Jewish Federation Soviet Jewry Task Force 2 p.m.
November 13
Jewish Federation Young Adult Division Business Net-
working 7 p.m. American Jewish Congress -12:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT Haverhill -board 1 p.m.
Hadassah Bet Gurion paid-up membership luncheon -
10:30 am. Temple Beth David Sisterhood board 8 p.m.
Hadassah Aliya board -10 a.m. Women's League for
Israel -1 p.m. Na'Amat USA Sharon card party and
luncheon noon Na'Amat USA Council 9:30 a.m.
For more information on the above meetings call the Jewish
Federation office 8S-tl20.
mittee. Barry S. Berg, partner ment program will be Mex-
in charge of tax services of the ander Gruber, Endowment
accounting firm of Ernst and Fund Chairman, and Ruth K.
Whinney and Barbara Som- Berman, Women s
mere, senior tax manager at
Ernst and Whinney, will talk
about the effect of tax reform
on charitable giving.
Discussing ways for com-
munity members to participate
in the Endowment Fund pro-
gram will be Arnold I.
Schwartz man, Endowment
Fund Director. Joining with
him to talk about the Endow-
Di vision
Endowment Fund Co-
Chairman, who will also tell
their personal stories of why
they have chosen to par-
ticipate in the Endowment
Fund program.
The Endowment Fund,
which presently shows assets
of approximately $5 million,
offers a wide range of oppor-
tunities for charitable giving.
All the options mutually
benefit the Federation, which
uses the fund to provide
resources for fortifying this
local Jewish community, and
the individual donor, who may
take advantage of tax laws
designed to encourage
The Endowment Fund Com-
mittee is sponsoring a con-
ference, "Preparing for Tax
Reform-Planned Charitable
Giving and Estate Planning in
1986, to be held on Tuesday,
Nov. 18, 4-6 p.m., at the
Governors Club, Phillips
Point. For more information
contact Mr. Schwartzman at
the Federation office,
Red Cross Name Change
Bars Israeli Participation
International Red Cross Move-
ment appears to have erected
a permanent barrier against
recognition of Israel's Magen
David Adorn (Red Shield of
David) as a humanitarian agen-
cy by its recent decision to
change its official title to the
International Red Cross- and
Red Crescent Movement.
Israel and Jewish organiza-
tions have objected vigorously.
The Red Crescent is the Red
Cross equivalent in Moslem
countries, just as the Magen
David Adorn is in Israel. The
decision to incorporate the
Red Crescent was endorsed
without a vote by delegates
from more than 120 govern-
ments and 137 national
societies attending the Inter-
national Conference of the Red
Cross here, a quadrennial
Pinhas Eliav, the Israel
government delegate, said
restriction of recognition to
Christian and Moslem
emblems means that Israel is
excluded from the various in-
ternational societies which
coordinate aid for victims of
natural disasters and armed
conflict all over the world. He
maintained that the Magen
David Adorn, which sent
observers to the conference,
fulfills all criteria for full
membership, except for its
Israel has been seeking full
membership, to no avail, since
the Red Cross Movement was
reorganized in 1948-49, in the
aftermath of World War II.
Eliav, lodging a strong dissent
from the conference consen-
sus, noted that the six-pointed
Star of David was symbolic of
Jewish history, creativity and
Jewish suffering, as well as be-
ing a religious symbol, as are
the red cross ana crescent.
Divorce Support
Group Offered
Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County is planning a six
session support/therapy group
for single parents who are
recently divorced, to be held in
late November. Divorce is
painful for the entire family. A
support group formed of peo-
ple experiencing the same pro-
blems, coping constructively,
can be quite beneficial.
If you know of anyone who
has experienced the breakup
of their marriage in recent
months, please inform them of
our group. Contact Sandy
Grunther, MSW, or Marilyn
David-Topperman, MSW, at
684-1991, for more informa-
tion and pre-screening.
"To our regret, we en-
countered a lack of readiness
and misunderstanding and
even the same political hostili-
ty which was and still is
manifested against the eman-
cipation of the Jewish people
as a nation," Eliav said. Non-
recognition of the Israeli sym-
bol violates the principles of
the international humanitarian
movement, he said.
He warned that "The revis-
ed statutes will further ag-
gravate the situation by
crystallizing even more the im-
position of two religious and
civilizational emblems on our
global humanitarian
Another strong dissent was
voiced by Daniel Lack,
representative of the World
Jewish Congress, which has
observer status at the con-
ference. "The use of the
emblems associated in the eyes
of many with the two great
religions of Christianity and
Islam enshrines the religious
polarization that propels the
emblem crisis into un-
precedented proportions
gravity," he said.
"The joint and exclusive use
of the Red Cross and Red
Crescent in the very title of
the movement... renders per-
manent an anomaly which con-
tradicts the letter and the
spirit of the Red Cross
philosophy by the reciprocal
and mutual reinforcement of
these two signs as the symbol
of religious polarization and
exclusivism," Lack said.
The conference also changed
its title to "The International
Conference of the Red Cross
and Red Crescent."
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Friday, November 7, 1986VThe Jewish Florkhan of Palm Boacfa County Page 7
Jewish Genealogy Highlighted at JWA
Close to 300 women from throughout the
community recently attended the Jewish
Women's Assembly sponsored by the
Women's Division of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County at the Hyatt Palm
Beaches. Noted Jewish genealogist Arthur
Kurzweil addressed the subject of Jewish
roots and how genealogy reinforces Jewish
Guest speaker Arthur Kurzweil is joined by Ins Baron (left)
and Esther Snakier, Co-Chairwomen of the event.
Welcoming the women,
presidents of Federation's
beneficiary agencies, and
presidents of over 90
women's organisations, is
Mollie Fitterman. Women's
Division President.

After the keynote address, Jeanne Glasser (left to right),
Marva Perrin, and Debbie Schwarxberg, all Women's Divi-
i, reported to the aadience the synopsis of
at their individaal Ubles to three
Karxweil: "Whom were yon
sion Board
the women's
questions posed
after? Telfone thing abont that person. TeU a family story."
All the women at the assembly participated in this discussion
sparked by Mr. Knrsweil's address.
Thank You
For Everything
With the generous help and support of the Jewish
Women's Assembly committees, the Women's Division
board of directors and dedicated membership, the
presidents of all the local Jewish women's organizations,
and the countless volunteers who helped with mailings and
other preparations, we once again impressed the communi-
ty with a very successful Jewish Women's Assembly on
Oct. 22.
We extend our thanks to all. It was a pleasure working
with you. Ina Baron utd Egtfter SlIBuk,er
Jewish Womoa's Assembly 19M
Sue Benilous
Deborah Brass
Sheila Engelstein
Laura Feuer
Mollie Fitterman
Sharon Friedman
Esther Gruber
Florence Kieff
Stephanie Kleiner
Esther Koeowski
Stacey Levy
Esther Molat
Marcia Shapiro
Adele Simon
Doris Singer
Barbara Sommers
Ann Abrams
Sue Benilous, Co-Chairwoman
Debby Brass, Co-Chairwoman
Ruth Berman
Sheila Engelstein
Jeanne Glasser
Fran Gordon
Esther Gruber
Carole Klein
Linda Manko
Shirley Mullen
Marra Perrin
Sandra Rosen
Debbie Schwarxberg
Linda Cohen
Hinda Greenspoon
Florence Kats
Marcy Marcus
Rhonda Paston
Debbie Schwarxberg
Adele Simon, Co-Chairwoman

Seated with Mr. Kurzweil at the head table is
Marcia Shapiro, Women's Division Education
Vice President.
Barbara Gordon Green, Chairman of the
Federation's 25th Anniversary Celebration,
a stirring presentation abont how her
strong commitment to Jewish survival stemm-
ed from her involvement with Women's Divi-
sion. Seated with her is Jeffrey L. Klein,
Federation Executive Director.
Seated with Erwin H. Blonder, President of
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County,
is Carol Greenbanm, Women's Division Cam-
paign Vice President.

Page 8 The Jewish Ftoridiah of Pafan Beach County/Friday, November 7, 1966
USSR Human Rights Assailed
Tell Truth About Wallenberg'
who yearn for freedom for
them the Statue of Liberty's
torch is not lit," Hodel told the
crowd of several hundred
He focused on human rights
Rabbi Joel Levine
Terry Rapaport
Rapaport To Head
Soviet Jewry Task Force
Rabbi Levine To Co-Chair
D uawiii-niSTFR Raoui Wallenberg," the
By MARGIE OLSlfcK diplomat credited
NEW YORK-(JTA)-The ZS^gS about 100,000
United States Secretary of the Hun(rarian jews and who was
Interior Donald Hodel, speak- arre*ted by the Soviets near
ing at a ceremony to mark the ^ end of WorId War n.
100th birthday of the Statue ot rumors persist violations in the Soviet Union
Liberty here last week, said To $* da still be in his speech and noted that
freedom can only have mean- that WaJlenoerg y gubjert of human right
ing when "all o/the spiritual jj^img^nedrntt ^ ^ ^ rf gU
brothers and sisters of ^J^ent has maintained Reagan's agenda in Reykjavik
that Wallenberg died in Lu- although the controversy over
byanka Prison in Moscow on arms control overshadowed
July 17,1947 of a heart attack, the importance of that issue.
But others claimed to have "Issues of good and evil
Yuri Orlovs and of the Anatoly
Sharanskys once again can
know the God-given blessing
of freedom."
Hodel delivered a scathing hted Wailenberg jn prison ^de, we also should unders-
attack on human nghtecondi- 5.r that date, tand that the Soviet trnv*.
Terry Rapaport has been
reappointed as the chairperson
of the Soviet Jewry Task
Force of the Community Rela-
tions Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County for the second con-
secutive year, announced
Helen Hoffman, CRC Chair-
man. Rabbi Joel Levine has
been named to co-chair the
Task Force.
According to Mrs. Hoffman, I
this year will be dedicated to
Mrs. Rapaport is a past
president of the Florida Cen-
tral Region of Hadassah and is
presently a member of the Na-
tional Board. She has held
many positions on a local and
regional level including the
Presidency of the Palm Beach
County Chapter taking it
throughout its reorganization
into a chapter with eight
groups and 2,400 members.
She is on the Board of Temple
Judea and serves on the CRC.
Rabbi Levine, spiritual
tions in the Soviet Union on
Liberty Island with the newly-
refurbished Lady Liberty
towering behind him from her
perch in the New York harbor.
He called on the Soviet
Union to "tell the world the
truth about the fate of that
courageous humanitarian,
after that date.
Hodel also dedicated an emp-
ty chair on the stage where
dignitaries were sitting to
those who could not share in
this celebration of freedom.
"This empty chair symbolizes aptiy states when he assured
the millions and millions of
people throughout the world Continued on Page 14
tand that the Soviet govern-
ment's disregard of human
freedom of its own citizens
directly affects American self-
interest," Hodel said.
"As President Reagan so
j~ ~~ -------- nauui Litvine, buimiubi
bringing the plight of Soviet leader of Temple Judea, is a
Jewry to the community's
awareness like never before.
"Terry and Rabbi Levine,
through their dedication to
this vital issue, are planning a
variety of community events
which will key in on the cause
of Soviet Jewry in order to
elicit community response a
Sroven way to help our fellow
ews. I am delighted that
these two highly qualified and
committed leaders will
spearhead this effort."
Austria to
Recall Envoy
in Israel
Chancellor Franz Vranitzky
announced last Wednesday
(Oct. 29) that Austria will
recall its Ambassador in
Israel, Otto Pleinert, for con-
sultations over Israel's failure
to name a replacement for its
Ambassador to Austria,
Michael Elizur, who has
retired and left Vienna.
Vranitzky, speaking after a
ministerial council meeting,
said the move does not reflect
ill-feeling between the two
countries, but that Austria
wants to know exactly what
Israel's position is. He said
Pleinert had approached the
Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem
for an explanation and he is be-
ing called home to give a first
hand report for evaluation.
VRANITZKY would not
rule out the envoy's return to
Israel after reporting to the
Foreign Ministry here. He did
not say how Austria would
react if Israel decided not to
send a new Ambassador to
An Austrian radio report
from Jerusalem said Elizur
was still considered there to be
the Ambassador to Austria,
although the Israel Embassy
in Vienna is presently headed
by the Charge d'Affaires, Gi-
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and is a member of the United
Jewish Appeal Rabbinic
Cabinet. He is a member of the
Community Relations Council
and has made several trips to
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Friday, November 7, 1986/Thc Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Shulman to Chair Campaign Leadership Institute
Rubinstein To Address Conference
Jeanne Levy, General Cam-
paign Chairman of the 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign, has an-
nounced the appointment of
Dr. Elizabeth Shulman to chair
the Campaign Leadership In-
stitute. The Institute will be
held on Sunday, Nov. 23, 9:30
a.m.-3 p.m., at the Airport
Hilton. ^
In commenting on the ap-
pointment, Mrs. Levy said, I
am looking forward to a very
exciting convocation of our
campaign leadership and
workers with Dr. Shulman at
the helm. Her commitment to
helping the Jewish people, her
current and past involvement
with the Jewish community,
and her own unique leadership
skills, will help to make this
day an inspiring and practical
foundation for this year's
The Institute's focus is to br-
ing various key leaders and
workers of the 1987
Federation-UJA Campaign
together to give them the tools
necessary to make this a suc-
cessful year for fund-raising,
according to Dr. Shulman.
"This is the first General
Campaign event of the 1987
season which will bring
together people representing
the retirement communities,
young professionals,
beneficiary agencies, and
Women's Division to rally
around the positive issues
which we face and to create a
spirit of unity and purpose
Dr. Elizabeth Shulman
among the campaign leader-
ship and workers.
Five Jews Released in Moscow
Five young Orthodox Jews ar-
rested in front of Moscow's
main synagogue on Simchat
Torah were released last week
after being defended by a
Jewish lawyer who lives in
Paris and New York, accor-
ding to press reports from
Moscow. The lawyer, Samuel
Pisar, who was in Moscow
with a delegation of the
American Jewish Congress,
has had frequent dealings with
the Soviet Union.
The five identified as
Sasha Lieberov, Sasha
Zhukov, Vladimir Geyzel,
Sasha Din and Konstan Alex-
eiev were detained for
disturbing the peace and each
fined 50 Rubles, the equivalent
of about $75. They had been
arrested immediately after the
departure of writer Elie
Wiesel, who was in Moscow to
arrange for Soviet participa-
tion in a conference on non-
Jewish victims of the
Holocaust, to be held in
Washington in February.
While there, the Nobel Peace
Prize recipient for 1986 also
met with Soviet Jewish
refuseniks. Wiesel had sought
without success to meet with
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev and dissident physicist
Andrei Sakharov.
The Simchat Torah celebra-
tions in Moscow draw a large
crowd every year of Jews who
do not otherwise attend
synagogue, and it is the main
Jewish event in the Soviet
Union. On this occasion, Jews
father in front of the Choral
ynagogue and sing and dance
in the holiday's tradition. The
five who were arrested were
involved in a "tussle," accor-
ding to the press. Pisar
reportedly said two police cars
drove slowly down the street
to disperse noisy celebrants.
Pisar told the press that he
was called upon in his hotel
last week by a group of Jews
who asked him to go to the
Kalinin Borough courthouse
where the five were to appear.
Pisar said that a crowd of
about 100 relatives and friends
of the defendants had
gathered in front of the
building. He told the press,
that he wrote a note to court
officials saying he was a
lawyer familiar with Soviet
law and offered his assistance.
Pisar said he was then in-
vited to the judge's chambers,
where, he told the press, he ex-
plained that he had been pre-
sent at the synagogue during
the festivities and that the
celebrations were expected on
this particular holiday. Pisar
said he was then permitted to
attend the police proceedings
on the case. Under Soviet law,
police may administer minor
penalties. Pisar described the
Soviet magistrate as being
golite as she questioned the
ve men and assessed the
The arrests occurred as
Konstan tin Kharchev,' chair-
man of the Soviet Council of
Religious Affairs, was visitng
Simchat Torah celebrations in
New York as the guest of the
Appeal of Conscience Founda-
tion. In a press conference
recently, Kharchev denied
harassment of persons engag-
ing in religious activities.
Of the confluence of events,
Morris Abram, chairman of
the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry, told JTA: "It
belies all of the statements
made by Mr. Kharchev that
are designed to throw sand in
our eyes and obscure the true
facts. Mr. Kharchev's mission
is one of disinformation; the
arrests are a Soviet reality."
Women's Division
1987 Campaign Major Events
B&P Campaign Event
Lion of Judah
$5,000 minimum commitment
Pacesetters Luncheon
$1,200 minimum commitment
J0wlsh Filtration of Palm Baach County
Jewish Federation
Of Palm Beach County
Endowment Conference
Tuesday, November 18,1986 4-6 p.m.
TtM Governors Club Phillips Point
777 Flagler Drlvs
West Palm Baach, Florida
For mora Information contact
Endowment Director
Rabbi Laurence Rubinstein
"We have a wonderful agen-
da of workshops, seminars and
speakers. We're putting
special emphasis on understan-
ding our individual roles and
responsibilities as Jews, as
well as, the role of our com-
munity in helping world Jewry
in a year in which there are no
One of the many
knowledgeable speakers who
will be addressing the con-
ference and leading a
workshop discussion is Rabbi
Laurence H. Rubinstein,
Director of the Philadelphia
Federation Allied Jewish Ap-
peal. Commenting on his
superb presentation of cam-
paign material, Dr. Shulman
said, "Rabbi Rubinstein blends
his expertise of Judaic tradi-
tion with the realities of pre-
sent day fund-raising in a com-
pelling manner. We are for-
tunate to have him share his
knowledge with our leaders."
Prior to Rabbi Rubinstein's
current position, he served as
Executive Director of the UJA
National Young Leadership
Cabinet. Nationally he is a
member of the Executive
Committee of the UJA Rab-
binic Cabinet and is Chairman
of the Campaign Director's In-
stitute of the Council of Jewish
Federations. As a congrega-
tional rabbi, he was Campaign
Chairman for the Lower Bucks
County UJA for two years and
served that Federation as Vice
President, and as Community
Relations Committee
Members of the committee
who will be working with Dr.
Shulman are Bennett Berman,
Ellen Bovarnick, Michael
Brozost, Marlene Burns,
Ruthe Eppler, Nathan
Kosowski, Marilyn Lampert,
Tony Lampert, Stacey Levy,
Marva Perrin, Zelda Pincourt,
Marvin Rosen, David
Schwartz, Philip Siskin, Ar-
thur Virship ana Sam Wadler.
For more information con-
tact Mark Mendel, Staff
Associate, at the Federation
office, 832-2120.
Century Village -
United Jewish Appeal
Jewish Federation of Palm Beech County
Our 1986 Federation-United Jewish Appeal campaign
at Century Village raised $166,000 total for which we
can all be proud! For 1967, our goad ia "Plus 50"-which
meana a total of $216,000. We all know what Iarael meana
to Jew world-wide. We alao know the value to the United
States of a firm, strong I arael.
We need help! We need you!
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Pay 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 7,1986
Helping People
Senior Employment Through 'SILVER'
Too often we all hear of
vibrant and skilled individuals
who are forced into retirement
at age 65 or 70, and who are
not ready to retire from work.
Some of these individuals not
only miss the activity and
structure provided by a job,
but also need the additional in-
come that the job provided.
In response to the situation
that these individuals face,
Jewish Family and Children's
Service's Vocational Depart-
ment and Older Adult Pro-
gram have joined forces with
the Arthritis Foundation, 45th
St. Mental Health Center, Job
Service of Florida, Mental
Health Associates, Widowed
Persons Service of Palm
Beach County, Senior Aid,
Senior Employment, as well as
Gulfstream Area Council on
Aging, Inc., to launch a
specialized project called
SILVER (Special Involvement
Leading to Vocational Ex-
periences Re-activated.)
The concept behind this pro-
ject is to reach out to these
adults (55 or older) living a
Carol Barack
reclusive life style, and re-
enter them into an enriching
environment where they can
meet new friends and supple-
ment their income,
simultaneously. SILVER of-
fers senior citizens an oppor-
tunity for employment, four
hours a day, Monday through
Friday, including a socializing
period before and/or after
Initially, the first series of
jobs available are clerical and
Sreduction line positions at
ulfstream Goodwill In-
dustries, located at 424 Park
Place, West Palm Beach.
Plans are being developed to
offer jobs at other sites in the
If you, or anyone you might
know would be interested in
this program, please call
Gulfstream Goodwill, at
833-1693, or me, Carol Barack,
at JFCS, 684-1991.
(The Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, Ind., is a non-
profit agency designed to meet
the social, emotional and
counseling needs of the Jewish
community of Palm Beach
County. Our office is located at
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 10b. Our tele-phone
number is 684-1991. The
Jewish Family and Children's
Service is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County)

Tamar Kollek, wife of Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek, pauses
to chat with a young patient and his older brother during a re-
cent visit to the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical
Vandals Damage Arab-Owned Cars
Fifteen Arab-owned cars were
damaged here recently by
unidentified persons. In most
cases, the vandals slashed the
tires. No one claimed respon-
sibility for the act, and police
were not immediately certain
what motivated the vandalism.
However, police thought it
possible that a group of Jews
who wanted to damage Arab
property was behind the act.
Five cars were damaged in
the neighborhood of Abu-Tor,
residence of one of the ter-
rorists allegedly responsible
for the grenade attack in the
Old City of Jerusalem on Oct.
15 which took one life and
wounded 69 soldiers and
civilians. Another 10 cars were
vandalized in the Wadi Joz
neighborhood at the foot of the
Mount of Olives and Mount
Two weeks ago, the wind-
shield of a car owned by an
Arab was smashed in the Old
City, and one car was set on
fire. Police found anti-Arab
slogans smeared on a nearby
New Volumes Show Wiesel: JFflf N()bl Wlfili^T
His Voice, His Vision and Soul
Continued from Page 5
in fragmentary form, a portrait is-
evoked of a personality represen-
tative not only of the victims and
survivors of the Holocaust but of
Judaism itself.
Like the patriarchs and pro-
phets, Wiesel dares to confront
and question God. He writes,
"There are no answers to true
questions. There are only good
questions, sometimes painful,
sometimes exuberant. All I have
learned in life is questions, and
whatever I have tried to share
with friends is questions."
To Wiesel, the Jew is "the great
questioner." Among the many ex-
amples in the Jewish past, he cites
Abraham questioning his father,
Terah, about idols and Moses
demanding of Pharaoh, "How can
you kill children?"
NO WONDER then that this
saintly man confronted President
Reagan, as the Prophet Nathan
did King David, about the proprie-
ty of the Presidential visit to SS
graves at Bitburg. With Wiesel,
certain themes always emerge,
dominate the Holocaust, of
course, but also words, the mean-
ing of silence, Judaism,
Jewishness, Israel, anti-Semitism.
Wiesel is the voice of the
Holocaust, and though he has suc-
ceeded in depicting it with greater
clarity and definition than all who
have tried, he feels inadequate
because "Auschwitz defies the
novelist's language, the
historian's analysis, the vision of
the prophet."
He writes: We question today
. .. how such crimes and horrors
could have been committed... we
shall never know why. All ques-
tions pertaining to Auschwitz lead
to anguish."
YET HE loves words and their
opposite, silence.
He says that he is "against
words," and then in another con-
text contradicts himself by
writing, "everything that has to
do with writing is sacred."
But his love for words is ap-
parent and cannot be hidden as he
exploits them to the fullest to con-
vey the full range of his meaning
with concise clarity. Words are to
be treasured, quoted and above
all, remembered.
He also has a special affinity for
silence. It has a profound meaning
for him. The Holocaust survivors
chose silence, he said, because
they felt inadequate to the task of
communicating "with language
that eludes language." When he
went to the Soviet Union, he
described the community he found
as the "Jews of silence," but it
was silence on the verge of
THROUGH HIM silence has a
voice, resonating with the absence
of God and the presence of the
6,000,000 slaughtered by the
His pride in Judaism and
Jewishness reverberates. His
references to his Chassidic
childhood, his early studies of
Judaic lore, are bathed in warmth.
He finds it "maddening that
Jewish writers have to justify
themselves for writing about Jews
and Jewish themes," while no one
questions why Faulkner for exam-
ple, wrote about the South. He
writes about the Jewish people
with exultation as "a people of
history'' among whom
"everything is connected. Words
spoken 8,000 years ago affect us
And: "Alone a Jew is nothing,
with other Jews he is a force
because automatically he inherits
all the strengths and all the tears,
all the despairs and all the joys of
his ancestors."
Thus, there are depths beyond
depths in his sentences and
HE PROBES the Jewish heart
and soul and challenges the
world's morality and ethical stan-
dards and practices.
More than an author, he is a
teacher without rabbinical ordina-
tion, teaching Judaism to our
generation and those to come.
His Quest for Peace Continues
Continued front Page 5
"I envy those scholars and
thinkers who pride themselves on
understanding the tragedy of the
Holocaust in terms of an entire
people. I myself have not yet suc-
ceeded in explaining the tragedy
of a single one of its sons."
FOR YEARS, Wiesel had said
that he would not bring a child of
his own into this world. In the late
1960s, tough, he became "more
optimistic towards the Jews, but
not towards the world. I think
Jews have certain secrets of sur-
vival wich we are trying to share
with others."
When his son, Shlomo, was born
in 1973, Wiesel said, "It is im-
possible that 3,500 years (of
Jewish lineage) should end with
me, so I took these 3,500 years
and put them on the shoulders of
this little child. It took me some
time to realize the outrageous
courage that it takes to have a
child today."
Perhaps it takes no more
courage to father a child in our
world than it does for Wiesel to
constantly attempt to fathom his
years in Buchenwald, to com-
prehend his losses and
transmogrify them into vehicles
to become, as the Nobel Prize
committee said, "one of the most
important spiritual leaders and
guides in an age when violence,
repression and racism
characterize the world."
STRANGELY, as Wiesel has
admitted, when he contemplates
the Holocaust, the central event
of his life, he feels "no pain."
"I am still baffled and
bewildered .. .," he has said.
"Sometimes I feel remorse. But
mainly I feel a gratitude for hav-
ing lived through such a great and
profound mystery.
"How could so few do so much
to many? How did the victims re-
main human during and after the
"And when I think of them, I
cannot but feel privileged and full
of gratitude, because there is a
Elie Wiesel
certain lesson involved that
generosity survives cruelty, that
man survives the murdered."
pursues the murderers, wherever
they may be. In 1974, he protested
the terrorist murders of school
children in the Israeli village of
Maalot by demanding that "Now
- this time we must succeed in
shaking mankind's indifference.
"How much sorrow and shame
can one generation endure?
"Will we again turn away and
In 1979, Wiesel protested the
world's treatment of Cambodian
refugees by going to Thailand's
border with Cambodia "because
nobody came when I was there (in
the concentration camps)."
In September, 1982, when he
Earned of the massacre in the
Palestinian West Beirut refugee
camps of Sabra and Shatila,
Wiesel said it was his "worst and
darkest" Rosh Hoshanah since
the end of World War Two
Almost disarmed," he felt "in-
commensurate sadness."
"A gesture is needed" from the
Jews, he said. "Perhaps we ourht
to proclaim a day of fasting, sure-
ly a day of taking stock."
AND LONG before the cause of
Soviet Jewry had enlisted the aid
of millions of citizens in the West
and a score of statesmen, Wiesel
traveled to the Soviet Union to be
with and to write about his
fellow Jews. After returning from
the USSR in 1967, he said the
"crucial question is wheter we,
Jews who live in free countries,
are worthy of (Soviet Jews')
courage and faith."
Fifteen years later, noting U.S.
quiescence about Soviet Jews,
Wiesel said, "It is our responsibili-
ty, and ours alone, to ensure that
their hope does not fade and die as
they wait in darkness."
As he has waged his quest,
Wiesel has become, perhaps more
wise and definitely more
modest. His youthful ambitions
were grandiose and sweeping; his
adult vision has become not more
constricted, but more simple.
"WHEN I was young," Wiesel
has said, "I believed ferevently in
the coming of the Messiah. I
believed that every child could be
one or help to become one. Today,
I am less ambitious. To save the
life of one child, one person is
One cannot say with any cer-
tainty that Elie Wiesel has saved a
single life. But one can say that he
has opened the eyes of the morally
blind, that he has given hearing to
the morally deaf, that he a sur-
vivor of the Holocaust has used
the Holocaust as a weapon against
complacency and hate. Elie
Wiesel has defied the death
machinery of the Third Reich to
embrace almost as a silent,
vigorous taunt in the direction of
Hitler's bunker the possibility
that our world can be bettered,
that we need not stumble into the
mindless slaughters that the Third
Reich portended.
"To save the life of one child,
one person, is enough."
Yes, and to redeem oneself
and one's world from the abyss
of night is also enough.

YAD Forms Business Networking Committee
Business Executives Forum To Be Held
Friday, November 7, HWe/The Jewish FlorkBan of Palm Beach County Page 11
Steven Ellison, Vice Chair-
man of the Young Adult Divi-
sion of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, has an-
nounced the formation of a
Business Networking Commit-
tee which has planned the first
of many Business Executives
Forums to be held throughout
the year. The inaugural
Forum, which will be held on
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 5:30-7:30
p.m., at the Governors Club,
Phillips Point, will provide an
opportunity for members of
the Jewish business and pro-
fessional community, age
22-40, to meet and interact
with each other.
An informal program is plan-
ned for the first Business Ex-
ecutive Forum. Over the next
several months, YAD plans to
offer other such programs
which will feature keynote
speakers on topics of interest
to young Jewish professionals.
The programs will be preceded
by a cocktail hour which will
give the members an oppor-
tunity to network.
In commenting on the newly
formed group, Mr. Ellison
said, "The Business Ex-
ecutives Forum is an impor-
tant aspect of the Young Adult
Division's effort to reach the
previously untapped human
resources of the Jewish com-
munity. Our hope is to provide
another avenue for Jewish in-
volvement. We are excited
about the opportunity to work
with other branches of Federa-
tion in bringing together our
business and professional com-
munity. We expect to welcome
many people who have not
been affiliated with the Jewish
community in the past as
members of this new
There will be a cash bar at
the forum and hors d'oeuvres
will be served. Jackets are re-
quired and young adults are
encouraged to bring their
business cards. Reservations
will be strictly limited to the
first 100 responses. The cost is
$10 per person including valet
parking and there will be no
The Business Networking
Committee is comprised of
Bruce Alexander, Philip Balas,
Bonnie J. Blate, Hewitt Bruce,
Terrance Cohen, Jacqueline
Ipp, Morris Kener, Charlotte
Morpurgo, Peter Morpurgo,
Amy Pearlman, Janet S.
Reiter, Fred Solomon, David
Shapiro, Harvey White and
Donna Zeide.
The Young Adult Division
provides social, educational
and cultural programming for
Jewish singles and couples.
For more information contact
Debbie Hammer, YAD Direc-
tor, at the Federation office,
Young Adult Division Kicks Off Year
Event Co-Chairmen (left to right) Gary Greene, William Einxiter and Mindv
Howard Kaslow (left) and Amy Jonas (third from left), YAD Social Commit- Freemaa, welcome guests to Lucky's Nightclub at the PGA Sheraton Resort
tee Co-Chairmen, with Elisa Rapaport and Michael Jonas. Simone Kogan (right) Joins with them.
Joining in the festivities are (left to right) Norman and Carol Erenrich and (Left to right) Joan and Craig Sehimelman, Shelley Sickenaan as* I Michael
Richard and Susan Chalal. and Sandy Lifshitx enjoy the caaaaraderie.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, the
Young Adult Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County kicked off its
1986-87 program year with
over 160 people attending the
Jewish New Year's Celebra-
tion at Lucky's Nightclub in
the PGA Sheraton Resort.
In addition to being an in-
tegral part of the Federation
fundraising efforts, the YAD
also provides social, cultural
and educational programming
for couples and singles, ages
22-40. By creating an enviro-
ment for young adults to in-
teract, the YAD helps to
develop a sense of Jewish
On Tuesday, Nov. 25, the
Business Networking Commit-
tee of the YAD will sponsor its
first Business Executives
Forum at the Governors Club,
Phillips Point. For more infor-
mation about this and other
upcoming YAD events, con-
tact Debbie Hammer, Director
f YAD, at the Federation of- ittee Co-Chairman, and Scott Rosier, YAD Enioyin* the Jewish New Year's Gala are (left to right) Judy Leihovit, Ron
fice, 832-2120. Chairman, at the New Year s Gala. Pertnoy and Sanaa Ramus.
Carol Shnbe, Educational and Cultural Com-
mittee Co-Chairman, and Scott Raasler, YAD
Chairman, at the New Year's Gala.

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Pmhn Beach County/Friday, November 7, 1986
Across the Miles ... A Letter From Hod Hasharon
P ect Renewal
Comm ity Representative
Alan d Elizabeth Shulman
repres' ting Palm Beach
Counts Jewish Federation
along \ h representatives of
South -oward Jewish Fed-
eration esidents of Gil Amal
and Ei ahu Shimoni, mayor
of Hod Hasharon, signed the
"Megillah," scroll, com-
memorating the groundbreak-
ing for the Beit HaAm (com-
munity center) in Gil Amal on
Sept. 24. The feelings of
hospitality and welcome could
only be matched by the
warmth of the afternoon sun
during the recent celebration
of laying the cornerstone for
the complex to include the
Gene and Corky Ribakoff
Elderly and Rehabilitation
Center, as well as the Jack and
Marge Saltzman Early
Children Development Center
and the Mortimer Harrison
Youth, Learning and Activity
jiiiiatu nnsrmnn mian
Allan Pakes, Director, Sec-
tion Communities From
Abroad, Project Renewal
Department of the Jewish
Agency for Israel, commended
the Florida communities for
their continued commitment to
Project Renewal, Hod
Hasharon. This newest facility
fulfills the dreams of the
residents of Gil Amal for a
center of activities for all ages.
Following this celebration in
Gil Amal the three buses filled
with Floridians and Israelis
traveled across town to the se-
cond neighborhood, Giora
where a festive dinner with
music, singing, and dancing
was enjoyed by all. The newly
constructed Michael Burrows
Early Childhood Enrichment
Center was open, affording
the visitors the opportunity to
meet Merry BenYoav, special
education teacher and director
of the Enrichment Program
and also to observe some of the
40 plus children involved in the
program. The center provides
the assessment, treatment and
therapy for youngsters from
High-Tech Industrial Park
Planned for Galilee
UJA Press Service
JERUSALEM One of the
most exciting ideas for Israel's
development is Hevel Alpa'im
- Region 2000. It aims at br-
inging 100,000 Jews to the
mountains of the central
Galilee, and setting up one of
the most sophisticated science-
based industrial parks in the
"Hevel Alpa'im is a com-
pletely new idea," says
Yehuda Dekel, director of the
Jewish Agency's settlement
department. "We are going to
develop a world-standard in-
dustrial park, to the smallest
detail, and have it fully opera-
tional by the year 2000."
Although planners are still
working out a few of those
"smallest details," the general
structure of the plan is well
defined. According to Orli
Gilat, chief of the Hevel
Alpa'im planning team, the
new region will be a
thoroughly integrated system
of commerce, industry and
social organization.
Unlike other industrial parks
around the world, Hevel
Alpa'im is planning the entire
region. Science-based in-
dustries are being selected on
a number of criteria for com-
patibility, projected produc-
tivity and usefulness. Com-
munities for workers
employed in these industries
are being planned villages
and towns that will appeal to
technically-oriented Jews who
will insist on a superior quality
of life. Then, a comprehensive
communication system will be
set in to ensure efficient
highway links to both work
and community facilities such
as schools, hospitals and shop-
ping districts.
Already part of this in-
frastructure exists, Ms. Gilat
said. "We envision the town of
Carmiel as the main popula-
tion center and the provider of
the high quality community
services. Of the two
subregions Tefen and Segev
Segev today is in a position
to absorb 3,000 new families.
Most of the professionals liv-
ing there today commute to
work in Haifa, but as high-
tech, science-based industries
open in Hevel Alpa'im they
will be absorbed there very
The massive program receiv-
ed Jewish Agency approval
earlier this year, and it plans
to devote much of its develop-
ment budget to the project
through the coming decade.
Simultaneously, they would
open a new economic base
which promises to attract
more professional immigrants,
strengthen Israel's balance of
payments and provide
challenging employment for
the many science and technical
graduates of Israeli univer-
sities. The Region 2000 con-
cept originated with Prof.
Ephraim Katzir, a President of
Israel, but didn't quickly take
root, Foreign consultants
tinkered with it. Committees
debated its merits. En-
thusiasm was slow. Then, one
day, Ms. Gilat, a planner at-
tached to the Jewish Agency's
Haifa office, took private in-
terest in the former Presi-
dent's idea. She gathered all
the plans, theories, charts and
maps and took them home.
Night after night, she organiz-
ed them, refined them, and
then converted these ideas to
plans for road layouts, in-
dustrial site development,
water and electrical in-
frastructure, and all the other
elements of physically creating
a new community.
When Prof. Katzir saw the
new plans, he gave them his
blessing. So did the Jewish
Agency's leaders, and today
Ms. Gilat works on her design
on "company time" with an
entire team at her disposal.
Trade Balance in Israel's Favor
Trade between Israel and the
U.S. was balanced in Israel's
favor last year for the first
time since the two countries
have been trading, according
to the latest edition of the
Statistics Year Book published
last Thursday. The figures
cover only civilian trade.
Excluding military imports
from the U.S., which
amounted to $1.8 billion in
1986, Israel exported $460
million more to the U.S. than it
imported. That was a sharp
reversal from the two previous
years. The trade gap in 1984
was $111 million in America's
favor, and in 1983 it was $386
According to the Year Book,
Israel's exports to the U.S. in-
creased by 30 percent last year
while non-military imports
dropped five percent. The
positive trade balance con-
tinued for the first nine mon-
ths of 1986.
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mothers and children
together. There is a team of
psychologist, occupational
therapist, speech therapist, as
well as Merry, who work
together to enhance the learn-
ing ability of the children in
the neighborhood.
This same team works very
closely with the staff and
children in the Jeanne and Irv-
ing Levy Day Care Center,
providing both Inservice
Education for the teachers as
well as group exercises for the
youngsters ages one-three.
For the infant, six months to
one year, a special assessment
program with the parents has
been developed. This year the
center has 90 youngsters
enrolled and benefiting from
the expert and loving day care
available due to the commit-
ment to Project Renewal by
the residents of Palm Beach
The afternoon of Sept. 25
found the Shulmans marching
and singing along with
residents from Giora and Gil
Amal, participating in the
Solidarity March from the
Russian Compound to the
Western Wall, culminating
with a celebration of all
together at the Wall. When
asked their feelings about the
activities, Alan and Elizabeth
were enthusiastic at the active
involvement of the residents
and their participation in the
activities of their
neighborhoods ... a very
noticeable difference from the
beginning of the project seven
years ago.
Israeli Rescue Team
Returns From El Salvador
two-member Israeli rescue
team that went to El Salvador
to help the victims of the
devastating earthquake there
Oct. 10 said they "encountered
scenes of terrible destruction
and human agony. Many ef-
forts were made to save trap-
ped children, men and women
under the rubble caused by the
earthquake but many people
are still trapped and in urgent
need of help, if they are still
This situation was described
by Col. (Res.) Gavriel Rap-
paport, a former head of the
Israel Defense Force rescue
unit, and Moshe Rubin, an
agronomist who established
the Israel Agency to Save
Human Lives, in an interview
with the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency upon their arrival here
from El Salvador a few days
The two men stayed in San
Salvador, the capital of El
Salvador and the city hit
hardest by the quake, for three
days evaluating the rescue ef-
forts of teams from various
countries and those from El
Salvador and advising the
authorities on how to
streamline the efforts to save
more lives. More than 1,000
people were reported killed in
the earthquake.
Rappaport said he gained a
vast knowledge of how to help
disaster victims during his ar-
my service that included
rescue efforts of Israeli
soldiers trapped in a building
in Tyre, Lebanon, after a gas
container exploded and
destroyed the building. More
than 70 soldiers and 30 Arab
terrorists who were being held
in a detention area in the
building were killed and scores
of Israelis were burned in that
1983 disaster. Rappaport also
participated in rescue efforts
following the 1985 earthquake
in Mexico and September's
earthquake in Greece.
The two Israeli volunteers
arrived in El Salvador with a
half ton of medical supplies for
the earthquake victims sent by
the Israeli government.
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Friday, November 7, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Controversial Case of Alleged Conspiracy
Veillot, who stated repeatedly
on the tapes that they were in
contact with Kelley. Rothfork
said Kelley was not involved in
any decision on selling
American arms to Iran
through the defendants.
Kelley himself was not
available for comment.
A Pentagon spokesman gave
tomeTPaui^GraiKTirs^port similar responses to questions
of a joint motion by attoKeys ,V^e^lPenta^n of:
in the case to dismiss the ficuUs ** aaid **V could not
comment on a case still in
Prior to the overthrow of the
allegations of U.S. officials' in-
volvement in the plan to sell
$2.5 billion worth of American
weapons to Iran were met with
uniform denials by those of-
ficials or their spokespersons.
The allegations, presented in
an affidavit by defense at-
charges, indicate that U.S. of-
ficials debated and eventually
approved the sale of American
weapons by several of the
defendants to Cyrus Hashemi,
a government informant who
presented himself as a
weapons buyer for the Iranian
The affidavit named Vice
President George Bush,
Marine Corps commandant
Gen. P.X. Kelley and Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger
among those officials with
whom the defendants had con-
tacts with.
Grand, the attorney for
defendant Samuel Evans, also
claimed in his affidavit that
there was a general policy
debate within the Administra-
tion over the possibility of ap-
proving covert arms sales to
With the indictment of four
Israelis in the case, the Israeli
government was faced with
questions about reported
Israeli sales of American
weapons to Iran. The Israeli
government denies the reports
and has disassociated itself
from the defendants in this
case, although several defen-
dants claimed the Israeli
government was fully aware of
their involvement in alleged
negotiations to sell weapons to
Prosecuting Attorney Lorna
Schofield had no comments to
the JTA on the affidavit ex-
cept to say she had filed papers
in response to the motion to
dismiss charges. Those papers
are not presently available in
the public court record of the
American government of-
ficials responded to the allega-
tions against them with
denials and reiterations of
American policy on arms sales
to Iran.
State Department
spokesman Don Kaufman told
the JTA, "The U.S. in neutral
in the war. We do not ship
arms to either side and do not
grant licenses to ship arms
from other countries."
Kaufman explained the U.S.
ban on weapons sales to Iran,
saying, "Iran is intransigent in
efforts to bring the war to an
end. We are opposed to any
arms going to Iran."
Vice President Bush's
spokesman, Stephen Hart told
the JTA, "Allegations that
(Bush) had a role in this are
ridiculous the Vice Presi-
dent had no role in this." Hart
said he could not respond to
questions about a general
policy debate within the Ad-
ministration over covert arms
sales to Iran.
Marine Corps spokesman
Maj. Anthony Rothfork said
Gen. Kelley is aware of the in-
vestigation and the allegations
concerning him but does not
know anything about the case
itself. Rothfork said Kelley
does not know the defendants
John de la Roque or Bernard
American arms to Iran. Israeli
leaders Yitzhak Rabin and
Shimon Peres on recent visits
to the United States were
questioned repeatedly by the
press on these reports of arms
sales and categorically denied
government involvement in
each instance.
In the most recent press
reports last month, the Danish
Sailors' Union announced it
had evidence of Israeli
shipments of thousands of tons
of American-made weapons to
Iran aboard Danish ships. The
Israeli government has denied
the newest charges, also.
weapons and technology.
The letter, however, as
Israeli officials hastened to
note, did not authorize Bar-
Am to negotiate arms deals
and specifically not the deal
alleged in this case. Binah said
Bar Am is "a private person
acting on his own" and "had a
license to deal in arms, not to
Shortly after the arrests of break any laws."
the four Israelis in Bermuda,
investigators discovered that
Gen. Avraham Bar-Am carried
a letter authorizing him to
seek out buyers for Israeli
military exports including
Defense lawyers interviewed
by the JTA said they expect
the questions of American and
Israeli official involvement to
be central issues in the trial
scheduled for late November.
Shah of Iran in 1979, America
considered Iran a critical ally
in the region. The 1979
hostage crisis effectively
severed official U.S. relations
with the present day regime
and cut off all arms sales.
Officially, until today the
Readers Write
Continued from Pare 4
along the way. One lesson
of Bouillon
was slated for
U.S. government maintains a greatness and trained from the
hard-line stance on Iran; no
diplomatic relations, no
weapons and that means no
licenses for resale of American
weapons by other countries.
The Israelis pledged to stop
such shipments in 1979 when
the U.S. charged they were
undermining the govern-
ment's attempts to block the
sale of all American weapons
to Iran following the seizure of
the hostages at the American
embassy in Teheran.
Israeli Consul spokesman in
New York Baruch Binah told
the JTA that Israel fulfilled
certain "contracts" with Iran
until 1981 and Iran paid for
those goods.
Since 1981, Israel has never
acknowledged any sales of
age of seven to become a
Knight. His childless Uncle
Godfrey the Barbue (the
bearded one) bequeathed him
the Duchy of Bouillon which
later became Belgium. Within
months, powerful Lords aided
by Pope Gregory VII tried to
take Bouillon away from
young Godfrey, but he is a
great strategist and defeats
them all. Well, he is on Cloud
Nine and offers his services to
help Henry IV, Emperor of
Germany, march on Rome and
depose the same Pope. God-
frey's reputation is assured
and his next call is not long in
coming from the Holyland.
The new French Pope, Urban
II, preaches that Western
Europe must recover the
Sacred City Jerusalem.
Here we go again!
"God Wills It," roars the
frenzied crowd, and Godfrey is
chosen to lead the First
Crusade with a group of
Knights, plus their
600,000-man army, and off
they go into the wild blue
yonder. After three years of
battle, Godfrey, his brother
Baudoin, and only 50,000 re-
maining men, assault the walls
of Jersualem crying "God
Wills It," and on the 25 of Ju-
ly, 1099, Jerusalem is taken
with all its Moslem and Jewish
population put to the sword.
Godfrey refused the title
"King oi Jerusalem," but is
named "Protector of the Holy
Sepulcher." Now this poor guy
(who conquered Jerusalem for
Christianity) is poisoned a year
later from a drought of cider.
The Reverend Pat Robert-
son is inviting supporters to
sign petitions urging him to
run for President and I repeat
his quote, "Let Me Assure You
I Know God's Will For Me."
Be careful of a draught of
poisoned cider, reverend, and
thank you Arthur Frommer
for a wonderful guide book in
Lake Worth,
Adjusting to
Jewish Family and
Children's Service will be run-
ning a six session group for re-
cent widows and widowers.
Groups will be held on six con-
secutive Thursdays from
2-3:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 13
at the JFCS office, 2250 Palm
Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 104.
For further information con-
tact Jenni Frumer, Case
Worker, at the JFCS office,
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B&P Campaign Workers' Training
The Business and Professional Women's
Networking Group of the Women's Divi-
sion of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County recently held a Workers'
Training for the upcoming B and P Cam-
paign Event which will be held on Thurs-
day, Nov. 20, 6 p.m., at the Biltmore Beach
Club, Palm Beach Conducting the session
is Dr. Elisabeth Shulmaa (fifth from left
B and P Campaign Chairperson. With her
are (left to right) Barbara Sommers,
B and P Chair Designate; Ingrid Rosen-
thai, B and P Campaign Event Chairper-
son; Angela Gallicchio, B and P Super Sun-
day Chairperson; EUen Rampell, Women's
Division B and P Vice President; and
Leslie Artsic Adams, B and P Campaign
Event Pre-event Reception Chairperson.
Listening intently to the discussion are ad-
ditional members of the Women's Division
B and P group.
Sweden Rejects Nazi War Criminal Plea
The Swedish government has
rejected a request for political
asylum made by Karl Linnas,
the former chief of the Nazi
concentration camp at Tartu,
Estonia, who is facing deporta-
tion from the United States,
the World Jewish Congress
reported here.
Representatives of Swedish
Jewry had expressed concern
recently over reports in the
Stockholm press that the
government had received an
asylum request from Linnas.
The U.S. Department of State
ruled last year that Linnas was
ineligible for asylum in the
United States.
Georg Andersson, Sweden's
Minister of Immigration, in
disclosing his government's
decision, stated that materials
provided by the U.S. govern-
ment showed that American
courts "have conducted exten-
sive inquiries which proved
that Linnas had a leading role
in Nazi concentration camps.'"
Noting that "war crimes
cannot be compared to any
other kind of criminal activi-
ty," Andersson declared that
the Swedish government
wanted it understood that
"Sweden will not and cannot
become a haven for war
Linnas, 67, is currently in
federal custody in New York,
pending a U.S. Supreme Court
decision on his petition for
review of a May 8 decision of
the U.S. Second Circuit Court
of Appeals approving his
deportation to the Soviet
Human Rights
Continued from Page &
us and the masters of the
Kremlin that we are going to
continue to make an issue of
the subject of human rights, 'a
government that will break
faith with its own people can-
not be trusted to keep faith
with foreign powers.' "
Cantor Isaac Goodfriend of
the Holocaust Memorial Coun-
cil participated in the celebra-
tion of Lady Liberty's centen-
nial, singing the French and
American national anthems
and several other patriotic
songs. Representing the
French government was
Minister of Culture and Com-
munication Francois Leotard,
who also addressed the
Continued from Page 1
decided unanimously.
Mitterrand called on the
governments of the 12 nations
to study the evidence submit-
ted by Britain before their
Ministers meet again Nov. 10.
"It seems that we need to fur-
ther pursue the examination
(of the available evidence)
before this meeting," Mitter-
rand said.
The center-right govern-
ment of Jacques Chirac has
repeatedly denied that it is on
the point of signing an arms
agreement with Syria. Mitter-
rand, a Socialist, also stressed
that "there are no plans to sell
arms to Syria."

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Reform Leaders in Israel
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Leaders of the Reform move-
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the attempted disruption of a
Reform congregation's Sim-
chat Torah services by Or-
thodox zealots here recently
has spurred them to fight
harder than ever for official
recognition and equal rights
for non-Orthodox Judaism in
They also said they would
press charges against Or-
thodox rabbi Eliahu Abergil
and 20 of his followers who
allegedly interrupted the ser-
vices in the community center
in the Baka suburb of
Jerusalem and forcibly tried to
wrest Torahs away from the
congregants while hurling
curses at them. Abergil was
arrested on suspicion of
violating the Criminal Code.
He was released on bail last
The Reform spokesmen said
at a press conference here last
week that they would use the
incident to support their
demands for equality with Or-
thodox Judaism in Israel.
Specifically, they want the
right of Reform and Conser-
vative rabbis to officiate at
religious ceremonies, and fun-
ding for non-Orthodox
synagogues and institutions.
The Reform movement will
hold a rally in Jerusalem
Saturday night in support of
freedom of religion Reform
leaders said they expected
many Orthodox Jews to lend
their support.
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Charges Pressed Against Orthodox Group
Friday, November 7, 1986/The Jewiah Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Jerusalem police said last Sun-
day they would press charges
against Rabbi Elia'.u Abergil
who led a group of Orthodox
men in an attempt to disrupt
prayer services at a Reform
congregation in the Baka
suburb of Jerusalem on the eve
of Simchat Torah. He is also
charged with making threats
against the local Reform
The Jerusalem Police chief
said that accounts of violence
at the incident were much ex-
aggerated. Minister of
Religious Affairs Zevulun
Hammer, nevertheless,
ordered an inquiry. According
to the police, Abergil is
suspected of having violated
Article 171 of the Criminal
Code. If convicted he could
face up to three years in
prison, Abergil was released
on bail.
escalated the ongoing con-
troversy in Israel over
freedom of worship for all and
religious extremism. Rabbi
Richard Hirsh, head of the
Progressive (Reform) move-
ment in Israel, said that pro-
tection of minority rights was
the essence of democracy.
But Sephardic Chief Rabbi
Mordechai Eliahu said on a
radio interview that while he
abhorred and condemned
violence of any kind, he oppos-
ed freedom of worship if that
meant equality for all branches
of religion.
Hammer, leader of the Na-
tional Religious Party, stated
that he favored complete
freedom and protection for
private worship but was
against "importing problems,"
meaning apparently the
pluralism of Judaism that
prevails in the U.S. and other
countries. Israel recognizes
and supports only the Or-
thodox branch.
charges that he hurled abuse
at the Reform worshippers
and that he and his supporters
resorted to force to wrest
Torah scrolls from them.
Eyewitness accounts of the
events at the Kol Haneshama
congregation that Friday
night said "Abergil and his
followers entered the com-
munity center gymnasium
where services were being
held. At first they iust watch-
ed. Then, two of the younger
intruders asked to dance with
the Torah scrolls and attemp-
ted to grab them. When they
failed, Abergil began scream-
ing invectives at the congrega-
tion, calling them evil and cor-
rupt. He said they made the
synagogue into a house of
"At that point, members of
the congregation joined hands
and began singing, 'May He
who makes Peace on High
make Peace for us and all of
Israel.' Slowly they edged the
intruders out of the building."
Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman
|of the Reform congregation
aid the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency he was kicked py one
rf Abergil's supporters. He
aid he was calling on all non-
)rthodox Israelis to show
their solidarity by filling
iReform and Conservative con-
gregations this Sabbath.
IN NEW YORK, Alexander
Schindler, president of the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, the Reform
movement, said Sunday: "The
attempt by ultra-Orthodox ex-
tremists to disrupt a joyous
celebration of Simchat Torah
in a Reform synagogue in Holy
City of Jerusalem fills us with
profound sadness,
demonstrating as it does the
fanatic and unremitting effort
of certain groups to impose, by
force if necessary, their view
of how other Jews should wor-
ship the Almighty. We are
grateful to the Jerusalem
police for pressing charges
against the perpetrators and
to the Minister of Religious Af-
fairs for ordering an investiga-
tion into this reprehensible
The group will meet Thursday, Nov. 13, at the American
Savings Bank at 12:30 p.m. Speaker will be John Moss.
Topic: "Soviet Jewry and the Kibbutz Industry in Israel."
Moss is honorary National Vice President of American
ORT Federation; World member of ORT Union Overseas;
Treasurer of Temple Beth-El.
Coming Events:
Nov. 23, a rummage sale at Osowski's Mart, Military
Trail and So. Blvd., 9 a.m.
Dec. 13-20, seven-day Caribbean cruise on the Costa
The Regular meeting of Century Lodge will take place
Sunday, Nov. 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the form of a Breakfast, at
Congregation Anshei Sholom. Guest speaker will be Neil
Rosen, Executive Vice President of District No. 5, B'nai
B'rith. Members and friends are invited.
The Leonard A. Friedman Lodge No. 3406 of Royal
Palm Beach will meet Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. at the
Village Hall of Royal Palm Beach on Sparrow Drive.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Stuart L. Wanuck, MD, whose
topic will be "Sex and the Senior Citizen."
All members and guests are invited to attend the meeting
and the collation that will follow.
The next meeting of the Yachad Unit of Palm Beach
County No. 5231 will be Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. at
Temple Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
Speaker: Dr. Steward Bauman, Emeritus Professor in
Obstetrics and Gynecology at the State University Medical
Center at Syracuse, N.YV
The Topic: Sexuality in the Mature Years.
A question and answer period will follow. Refreshments
will be served.
Maaada regular meeting will be held Nov. 25 at Aitz
Chaim. In honor of Jewish Book Month, guest speaker will
be Ruth Handel, past president of Brandeis West Palm
Beach Chapter, former librarian in the New York City
School System as well as New York Public Library System.
She will review "Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed" and "The
Fugu Plan."
Coming Events:
Nov. 20 Palm Beach Kennel Club
Jan. 20 Donor Luncheon at the Poinciana Club
Feb. 11 "I'm Not Rappaport" at the Poinciana Theater
Boynton Beach Chapter Coming Events:
Friday, Nov. 14 Breakfast and fashion show at Jordan
Marsh, Boynton Beach Mall at 9 a.m. Donation $5.
Monday, Nov. 17 General Meeting at the Royal Palm
Club House, 544 NE 22 Ave., Boynton Beach, at noon.
Speaker: Prof. Watson Duncan.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 One day boat ride on the Viking
Princess. Includes round trip bus ride to Palm Beach port,
three meals, entertainment etc. Cost. $55.
Monday, Nov. 24 Short Story study group: "Children's
Story," will be read by Elma DiFiore and discussion will
follow at the Royal Palm Club House 544 NE 22 Ave.,
Boynton Beach, at 1 p.m.
Lake Worth Chapter will present Ballet Florida's
"Firebird" on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m. at the new Watson
B. Duncan Theater, at the Palm Beach Junior College in
Lake Worth.
Donation $20 includes a champagne reception and
meeting with the performers.
A viva Chapter of the Fountains and Lucerne will meet
on Monday, Nov. 10, at noon at the Free Methodist Church,
Dillman Road, off Jog Road. All are welcome.
Refreshments will be served. Guest speaker will be Elsie
Leviton, a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County. Her topic will be
"Jewish Authors and What They Have to Tell Us."
Regular meeting of Chai Chapter will be on Thursday,
Nov. 20, at noon in the Poinciana Room of the Challenger
C.C. with a luncheon for paid-up members.
Golds Meir-Boynton Beach will hold a paid-up member-
ship luncheon, and honoring Life Members, on Thursday,
Nov. 20, at noon at Temple Beth Sholom, 315 North "A"
Street, Lake Worth.
A musical program will be presented. New members are
welcome to join.
Henrietta Szold Chapter general membership meeting
will be Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of
Lakeside Village, Lillian Road, West of Congress Avenue,
in Palm Springs.
Program: Mr. Jim Sackett, anchorman on TV 5's 6
o'clock news, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be
"Thursday's Child." All are welcome! Refreshments will be
Shalom West Palm Beach Chapter will have a Bazaar
and Flea Market for holiday shopping on Sunday, Nov. 9, at
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Century Corners, Okeechobee Blvd.,
West Palm Beach. For information, contact Lilian Schack
or Bertha Rubin.
On Nov. 12, the annual Youth Aliyah luncheon takes
place at the Royce Hotel. Proceeds will benefit the disad-
vantaged youth of Israel. Reservations: Bertha Rubin and
Rose Boyd.
The chapter will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 12:30
p.m., at Congregation Anshei Sholom. Esther Samuels will
review "Lean's Children" by Gloria Goldreich.
Augusta Steinhardt, Education Vice President, is begin-
ning her classes in Bible study, also in Hebrew. Contact
Augusta (Oxford 200, Apt. 102) for all Education informa-
tion. All welcome to attend.
Yovel Chapter General Membership Meeting is schedul-
ed for Thursday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. Boutique at noon! At
Congregation Anshei Sholom. Entertainment by the C.V.
Mandolin Ensemble.
Coming Up ...
Show with "Steve and Edie" Monday, Nov. 24 at Sunrise
Theatre in Fort Lauderdale. One price includes show and
Century Chapter will hold their paid-up membership lun-
cheon on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the City Club on Military
Trail. Sylvia Friedland will entertain.
Coming Events:
Nov. 15, Saturday matinee, "Paint Your Wagon" at the
Royal Palm Dinner Theatre.
Dec. 22-25, four-days and three-nights, at the Lido Spa,
Monday to Thursday, daily massage, three meals daily,
transportation, gratuities, entertainment, dancing.
Dec. 27, Saturday Matinee, "Follies" at the Royal Palm
Dinner Theatre.
Dec. 30 Tuesday to Jan. 1". Thursday New Year's
Weekend two nights at Wilson World, Sea World, two full
American breakfasts, one day at Epcot, New Year's Eve at
Mark Two Dinner Theatre, Cypress Gardens, the Golden
Years Water Ski Show, Aquacade '86, Dinner Black
Forest. The cost is $250.
On Nov. 10,12:30 p.m., the general meeting of the Royal
Chapter will be held at the village hall in Royal Palm
Beach. Guests are the "Harmonaires." Members bring
your spouse or a friend.
West Palm Beach Chapter paid-up membership meeting
and luncheon takes place Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 12:30 p.m. at
Congregation Anshei Sholom Century Village. A musical
program will follow.
Coming Events:
Dec 11-14, weekend trip to Lido Spa, Miami Beach.
Gourmet meals, entertainemnt, massages, and transporta-
tion included. For reservations and information contact
Ann Sporn, 327 N. Norwich, Century Village.
Jan. 15,1987 Matinee luncheon at Royal Palm Theatre
to see "The Follies," transportation included. Call
Augusta, 193 Norwich I, C.V. 683-9448.
Sabra Chapter will hold its next meeting on Thursday,
Nov. 13, at the Chase Bank at the Jefferson Mall, at 1 p.m.
Guest speaker for the afternoon will be Scott Boord,
representative for the Morse Geriatric Center.
Coming Events:
On Dec. 8, Chain of Life Luncheon at the Sheraton Bal
Harbour in Miami.
On Dec. 11, Mini Luncheon and card party at the Chase
Bank, with all home-made cakes and other goodies.

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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title III of the Older Americans Act provides transportation
to persons 60 years or older, who do not drive or cannot use
the public transportation system, serves Hot Kosher Meals in
a group setting, delivers Kosher meals to homebound persons
and offers daily educational and recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
Reservations must be made,
call Carol or Lillian at
Monday, Nov. 10 "Games
with Fred Bauman"
Tuesday, Nov. 11 "Nutri-
tion with Helen Gold, RD"
Wednesday, Nov. 12 "Ex-
ercise with Shirley Sheriff"
Thursday, Nov. 13
"Stress Management and
Biofeedback," Mary Ann Lit-
tle, RN.
Friday, Nov. 14 "Palm
Beach Blood Bank," Mary
Kosher Home Delivered
Meals Homebound persons
60 years or older who require a
kosher meal delivered to their
home are eligible. Call Carol
689-7703 for more
Transportation is available
in our designated area for per-
sons 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transporation. For more infor-
mation and/or reservations,
call 689-7703 and ask for
Helen or Lillian in the
Transporation Department,
between 9 a.m. and 4:40 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Weight Control And Nutri-
tion: Monday, 2:15 p.m.
Exercise And Health
Education: Wednesday, 10
"Ways to Wellness":
Thursdays, 1:15 p.m.
Writers Workshop: Friday,
10 a.m.
Intermediate Bridge
JCC Launches
Membership Drive
The Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches
launches its 1987 membership
drive this month. "In the past
Jear," reports Linda Zwickel,
lembership Chairperson and
Vice-President of the JCC,
"we have seen the largest
growth in Center membership
since the JCC opened its doors
12 years ago. Obviously we are
successfully meeting com-
munity needs." This year the
Center is looking forward to a
substantial increase in its
The JCC serves people of all
ages through social, recrea-
tional, educational and cultural
programs. If Early Childhood
Education is a need, members
take advantage of parent-
toddler classes and an outstan-
ding pre-school. During non-
school days and vacation
holidays, children and youth
have a constructive and
positive environment to go to.
Many tweens and teens take
advantage of the Center's
discussion groups, seminars
and the SAT prep course. Also
the JCC operates an ex-
emplary and full summer pro-
gram at Camp Shalom to meet
the needs of the community's
For adults, there is an enor-
mous array of opportunities
which include very active
singles groups for all ages;
young couples club; Judaica In-
stitute and special events for
A kosher lunch program,
Meals On Wheels, transporta-
tion services and volunteer
programs, along with classes
and seminars, are designed to
serve the particular needs of
senior adults.
For health and physical
education, members par-
ticipate in such activities as
basketball, volleyball, softball,
soccer and aquatics.
In addition, the JCC spon-
sors special community-wide
events such as celebrations for
Chanukah, Israel In-
dependence Day, Women's
Day, Jewish Book Fair and a
Health Fair. To know about all
of the activities, members
receive a monthly newsletter.
Members receive a discount
for all sponsored programs
and enjoy special free events.
The JCC programs are sup-
ported through membership
contributions and funding
from the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, Title III
of the Older Americans Act of
1965 through the Gulfstream
Area Agency on Aging, the
United Way and the Palm
Beach Community Chest.
JCC membership boasts in-
fants through 100 year olds!
The community is invited to be
a part... be a member of the
growing and dynamic Jewish
Community Center of the
Palm Beaches. For further in-
formation and a membership
application, please call the
Center at 689-7700.
ADL Wins
LaRouche Case
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith has received a
check for $1,178.86 from Lyn-
don LaRouche a court-
ordered payment to cover out-
of-pocket expenses incurred by
ADL during the political ex-
tremist's failed libel suit
against the agency, the ADL
announced last Monday.
Series: Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
Second Tuesday Council:
Second Tuesday of each
month, 2 p.m.
Timely Topics/Round Table
Discussion: Enjoy a koshe
lunch at 1:15 p.m. before th
regular discussion group
begins. Make a reservation by
calling Veronica at 689-7703.
The regular discussion group
begins at 2:15. Moderators for
the month of November will
be: Dorothy Karmel, Nov. 3;
Abe Schwimmer, Nov. 10;
Harry Epstein, Nov. 17; Max
Freedman, Nov. 24.
Speakers Club: Thursday at
10 a.m. Persons wishing to
stay for an extended Kosher
luncheon get-together, make
reservations with Veronica,
We Need A Volunteer:
Volunteers are always needed
in various aspects of our pro-
grams at the JCC. We need:
1. A volunteer historian
2. Volunteer musician
3. Volunteer book reviewer
4. Volunteer telephone
"Buddies" for our homebound
kosher meal clients.
If you have a special talent
you want to share with others,
call Carol Fox 689-7703.
Health Insurance
Assistance: Third Thursday of
each month.
Home Financial Manage-
ment: The first and third
Wednesday of every month at
1:30 p.m.
Legal Aid: By appointment
only on the first Thursday of
the month. For all services call
Veronica 689-7703.
The Jewish Community
Center and the Palm Beach
County Kidney Association
will co-sponsor a free Health
Fair on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 12
p.m. to 3 p.m. at the JCC facili-
ty at 700 Spencer Drive, West
Palm Beach, FL 33409.
Screening will be offered, for
height and weight, glacoma
testing, kidney disease screen-
ing and prevention (dipstick
urinalyses), oral cancer screen-
ing, blood pressure screening,
health counseling and referral,
etc., along with a most infor-
mative health information
center. Representatives from
the Palm Beach Lung Associa-
tion, Arthritis Foundation.
Cancer and others will be
available. Physicians, nurses
and volunteers will join
together to make this a most
successful and meaningful ex-
perience for all participants.
All adults are invited to par-
ticipate in the JCC Health
Fair. Become more
knowledgeable about your well
being. Good health makes good
sense and promotes good liv-
ing. Call 689-7703 for more
JCC News
For reservations and more information about the follow-
ing programs, contact the Jewish Community Center,
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches is
beginning a new year of Friday Night Services especially
for singles in various temples throughout the community.
On Friday, Nov. 7, 10 p.m., all singles are invited to a
special service at Temple Sinai in DeTray.
All Singles of the Jewish Community Center are hosting
the Fantasia Ball on Nov. 15 at the Palm Beach Ocean
Hotel from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. If you are single and over 20,
you are invited!
The Ball is a special occasion for all singles to come
together and celebrate. Amy Gottsagen from Young
Singles (20-40) and Hersh Rubinson from Single Pursuits
(40-60) are co-chairpersons for the event and they are an-
ticipating a large turnout. The evening includes live music
by the J. Ricardel Band, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and door
Advance reservations are requested. Tickets are $8 per
person in advance and $10 at the door. For advance tickets
send your check to the Jewish Community Center, 700
Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach, FL 33409.
Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Bennigan's, Palm Beach Lakes
Blvd., Nov. 9, at 11 a.m.
Meet Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. at the Palace (Lantana
Rd., E. of Congress in Lake Worth) for an evening of roller
skating fun.
Don't forget the 2nd Annual Superstar Sunday at Camp
Shalom, Nov. 9, from noon-4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9 from noon-3:30 p.m., the Jewish Com-
munity Center of the Palm Beaches and The Palm Beach
Kidney Association will co-sponsor a free Health Fair at
the center.
of all ages through cultural, social,
recreational & educational programs.
For further information and
application please call 689-7700.
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Friday, November 7, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Associate General Campaign Chairmen I Terrorist Gang Captured
Continued from Page 3
of the 1985 and 1986 Jewish
' Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaigns. He has been a
member of the Board of Direc-
tors and Executive Committee
of the Federation for many
years and currently serves as
Vice President. He has also
served on the Budget and
Allocations Committee for
many years as well as on the
national UJA Budget and
Allocations Committee.
Myron J. Nickman will be
coordinating the work of the
Gift Category Divisions. Since
several vital Campaign events
are tied to the donor s level of
commitment rather than his
geographical area of
residence, it has become
necessary to organize the
Campaign on another level to
complement the work of the
affiliate Campaign areas.
Mr. Nickman is immediate
past President of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County. He has also served as
General Campaign Chairman
and Vice President of the
Jewish Federation and curren-
ty is on the Executive commit-
tee of Federation. He is a
member of the Board of
United Way of Palm Beach
County and of the Board of
Directors of the American
Joint Distribution Committee.
Bernard Plisskin will be in
charge of overseeing all of the
Campaign efforts in the af-
filiated areas of Palm Beach,
West Palm Beach, North
County, Bovnton Beach, and
over one dozen leisure and
retirement communities.
Presently a Board Member
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, Mr.
Plisskin has chaired the
Federation-UJA Campaign at
the Lands of the Presidents.
He is also the President of the
Men's Associates of the Morse
Geriatric Center and a
member of its Board. He
serves on the Board of the
United Way and the American
Jewish Committee and is ac-
tive in the Century Lodge of
B'nai B'rith.
Shamir Praises Britain for Break
Continned from Page 1
billion Franc arms deal
reported in the newspaper
The attempt to plant deadly
explosives aboard the El AI
plane before it took off for Tel
Aviv with 375 passengers
aboard was foiled by an alert
El Al security agent.
Testimony at Hindawi's trial
exposed the utter ruthlessness
of the plot and the Syrian Em-
bassy connection.
Referring to the latter, the
London court judge. Sir
William Mars-Jones, said, "We
will not tolerate acts of ter-
rorism from other countries
aerating here or from their
country.'* The sentence was
me of the toughest handed
town by a British court in re-
:ent years.
HINDAWI WAS arrested
ifter tht El Al security staff
found three pounds of plastic
explosives in a suitcase which
nau passed through a metal
detector and would have been
carried aboard the plane. Hin-
lawi had given the suitcase to
his Irish woman friend. Anne-
Marie Murphy, who was
unaware of what it contained.
The Jordanian had promised
Murphy, who was pregnant
with his child at the time, that
he would follow her to Israel
on a later plane and marry her.
The concealed bomb was timed
to explode when the plane was
over Austria.
The prosecution claimed that
after leaving Murphy at the
airport with the suitcase, Hin-
dawi proceeded to the Syrian
Embassy where he presented a
letter to Ambassador Haydar.
After telephoning Damascus,
the Ambassador was alleged to
have put Hindawi in the care
of three diplomats who tried to
disguise him and send him to a
safe hideaway.
Hindawi told police inter-
rogators after his arrest that
he was a member of the Abu
Nidal terrorist group and was
to be paid $250,000 to destroy
the Israeli aircraft with all
aboard. The date, Apr. 17, is
the Syrian National Day.
seven men and five women
reached a unanimous verdict
of guilty. Before passing
sentence, Mars-Jones told Hin-
dawi: "This was a well-
planned, well-organized crime
which involved many others
besides yourself, some of them
people in high places.
"If your attempt had suc-
ceeded and that bomb had
gone off, some 380 innocent
civilians, men, women and
children, would have perished,
including the woman you pro-
fessed to love and was carry-
ing your child. A more callous
and cruel deception and a more
horrendous massacre is dif-
ficult to imagine."
Hindawi, who implicated the
Syrian Ambassador during
questioning by police, changed
his story in the course of his
trial. He denied the attempted
murder charge, claiming that
he had tricked Murphy into
smuggling drugs into Israel
and that Israeli intelligence
agents replaced them with
Security sources announced
last Thursday (Oct. 23) the
capture of the terrorist gang
responsible for the Egged bus
bombing in Jerusalem on
December 6, 1983 which killed
six people and injured 50. The
arrests were made in East
Jerusalem, Bethlehem and
Ramallah in what the sources
said was their "most suc-
cessful week" for rounding up
dangerous terrorists.
The announcement followed
the arrests last month of the
terrorists responsible for the
Oct. 15 grenade attack on
Israeli soldiers and their
families in the Old City which
took one life and wounded 69
soldiers and civilians.
The rented flat in Azariya
village near Jerusalem, used
by the terrorists as a hideout,
has been sealed off and arms
and ammunition found there
were seized.
The latest successes have gone
a long way to retrieve the
reputation of the security
forces which suffered in the
Shin Bet affair. That was the
cover-up by ranking security
service officers of the deaths
of two Arab bus hijackers at
the hands of security agents in
1984. The head of Shin Bet,
Avraham Shalom, and several
of his top aides were forced to
The round-up of terrorists
has also revived rremories of
the Egged bus tragedy. Six
kilos of explosi/es destroyed
the crowded vehicle on Herzl
Boulevard, one of Jerusalem's
main traffic arteries. It was
one of the worst terrorist bom-
bings ever in Jerusalem.
Families of the victims are
demanding the death penalty
for the captured terrorists.
Money Won't
Change Cabbie
anybody's standards, Sasson Naf-
tali, a taxi driver from Tint
HaCarmel near Haifa is a trig win-
ner. He hit the jackpot in the na-
tional lottery last Wednesday. His
$6 investment brought him a
return of $900,000.
Naftati, 48, who is of Iraqi
origin, has been playing die lot-
tery for years. He never scored
big but never gave up he told
reporters at his two bedroom flat.
Asked if he would share his win-
nings with his five children, 11
brothers and sisters and his
parents, Naftali replied, "My
children will have to work to make
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New Attempt To End Emigration
Continued from Page 5-
as the economic situation
deteriorates, and it is up to the
government ministries to cure the
sickness," contends ELI chair-
man Shmuel Lahis.
Lahis goes on to explain:
"Recession and unemployment
usually lead to yerida. Therefore,
yerida must be curbed at source:
by providing low rental housing
and employment opportunities to
demobilized soldiers and young
couples; by granting them loans
and tax concessions and by
strengthening Jewish-Zionist
identity through education and
media programs.
This reasoning reflects the
guiding principles and motivation
of ELI. It is what impelled Shmuel
Lahis to found the volunteer
organization upon his return from
a government-sponsored mission
to examine the facts regarding the
thousands of Israeli emigrants
residing in the United States.
That direct confrontation with the
situation in its true and perturb-
ing dimensions was a devastating
revelation for the director general
of the Jewish Agency, as Lahis
was then.
HE WAS horrified to see,
amongst the young ex-Israelis,
former senior IDF officers work-
ing for appallingly low pay at
anything that came their way.
Lack of cheap accommodation and
employment compatible with their
qualifications had compelled them
to leave Israel in search of better
opportunities. And now, having
failed to realise their hopes, they
are ashamed to return.
Another disturbing aspect of
the emigrant scene for Lahis was
that of the children of yordim. At-
tending regular public schools,
where they receive no Jewish,
Hebrew or Zionist education and
with nothing to fortify their at-
tachment to or pride in Jewish
and Zionist tradition and values,
their inevitable alienation and
ultimate assimilation is a real and
frightening prospect.
Convinced that the yordim -
whose numbers he estimated at
half a million were a top priori-
ty problem, Lahis recorded his fin-
dings, adding recommendations,
in a comprehensive report submit-
ted on his return to Israel. Unhap-
py with the reaction to his report
and realizing that, in his position
as Jewish Agency director general
he would not be able to campaign
for implementation of its pro-
posals at government level, he
chose to resign. He would carry on
the struggle for recognition of
yerida as a burning issue in the
capacity of a private citizen.
ACCORDINGLY, Lahis invited
a nucleus of public figures con-
cerned over the urgent need to
discourage yerida, to join him in
forming a Society to that end, and
ELI was born. Its members began
urging the government to act
upon the threat of an imminent
and substantial increase in yerida
which resulted in the appointment
of former Deputy Minister Dov
Shilansky to head a central
authortiy handling the prevention
of yerida. With the advent of the
National Unity Government, Ab-
sorption Minister Yaacov Tzur
was charged with that
ELI however, remains far from
happy, claiming that Tzur's
Ministry is ignoring yerida
statistics, "sweeping the problem
under the carpet." ELI is counter-
ing with privately-funded press
ads designed to arouse public
ELI members also work con-
structively with those Israelis con-
templating yerida, as well as
assisting in the rehabilitation and
integration of returnees. This is
facilitated by the wide sphere of
contacts represented within the
organisation and among its sup-
porters. Lahis has proposed
establishment of a national com-
puter, linked to overseas Israeli
consulates, in which the Israel
Ministry of Labor and prospective
employers could register job open-
ings and list the necessary re-
quirements. Speedy, accurate and
updated information of that kind
would enable the relevant
authorities to offer suitable
retraining programs to returning
Israelis and demobilized soldiers.
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allows ex-servicemen priority in
employment and vocational train-
ing, housing loans and 75 percent
high school education covered by
the Ministry of Finance, is a sub-
ject of controversy and has not yet
been enacted. Stressing the im-
plications and repercussions of
neglecting this essential issue.
ELI is lobbying for its implemen-
tation and exhorting the IDF to
"demand your rights. That is your
In a desperate attempt to reach
IDF youngsters and senior high
school students before
demoralization at their post-
demob outlook sets in, ELI
members visit army bases and
schools around the country, par-
ticipating in educational activities
designed to prevent yerida and
strengthen Israeli roots. "I have a
message for you," Shmuel Lahis
greets his audience. "The State of
Israel belongs to you, and it's your
duty to look after it. Don't run
Both ELI and STAY, working
with such dedication and intensity
of purpose, may yet help to realize
the prophetic hope that "Thy sons
shall surely return to their
borders." Perhaps they may even
succeed in preventing their sons
from leaving at all___
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Zachary Berg
Zachary Matthew Berg, son
of Mariorie and Barry Berg
will be Bar Mitzvah November
8 at Temple Beth El, West
Palm Beach. Rabbi Alan L.
Cohen will officiate.
An eighth grade student at
the Jewish Community Day
School, Zachary has been ac-
tive on the school's student
government He is on the soc-
cer, basketball and tennis
teams. Zachary currently
holds a USTA ranking in the
State of Florida for the boys
12's division.
Zachary is twinning his Bar
Mitzvah with Alexsander
Koitum to highlight the plight
of Soviet Jewry, and has been
corresponding with him.
Elaine Ann Goldberg,
daughter of Barbara M.
Goldberg and Martin M.
Goldberg will be Bat Mitzvah
November 8 at Temple Beth
David, Palm Beach Gardens.
Rabbi William Marder will
Elaine attends Howell
Watkins Junior High School
and is on the year book staff
and drill team. She enjoys dan-
cing and gymnastics.
Elaine is twinning her Bat
Mitzvah with Lina Roytenberg
of Ukraine, Soviet Union to
highlight the plight of Soviet
Religious Directory
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 686-9428
Rabbi Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.;
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Satur-
day 9 a.m.
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.
at Temple B'nai Jacob, 2177 Congress Ave., West Palm Beach.
Mailing address: 500 South Australian Ave., Suite 402, West
Palm Beach, FL 33401. Rabbi Howard J. Hindi. Cantor Howard
West Palm Beach 38417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday 8:80 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services 6:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha followed by Sholosh
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33406.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. President Murray Milrod, 966-6053. 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: 2816 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
38407. Phone 8380339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. Sabbath services Friday 8:16 p.m., Saturday 9:90 a.m.
Dairy Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 816 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
88460. Phone 586-6020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services dairy 8:80 a.m. Friday evening 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
38480. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Dr., Royal Palm Beach, FL
38411. Sabbath services Friday 8_p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi
Seymour Friedman. Fnone 798-8888.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 38406. Phone 488-6967. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch. Cantor
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 Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:80 a.m.
Beth Abrakasa: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 88496. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Israel J. Barxak. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAM: 2618 Haverhill Rd, West
Palm Beach 88417. Phone 686-6066. Sabbath services 8:46 a.m.
and sundown. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
867146. Port St Lude, FL 88452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7478.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 769 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL,
88460. Phone 461-7428. Rabbi David Kraus. Sabbath Services j
Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St Helen's Pariah Hall, 20th I
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 82960. Mailing address: [
P.O. Box 2118, Vero Beach, FL 82961-2118. Rabbi Richard D.'
Messing. Phone 1-669-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TOR AH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 88414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Steven R.
Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone 798-2700.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
88407. Phone 888-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantor Peter
Taormina. 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
Okeeehobee Blvd., West Pahn Beach, FL 38409. Phone 471-1526.

Friday, November 7, 1966/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Gruber Gift Announced
Continued from Page 1
tee at the Morse Geriatric
Center, and a member of the
Jewish Community Campus
Capital Campaign Council.
Mrs. Gruber has been an ac-
tive member of the Board of
Directors of the Women's Divi-
sion of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County and the
Board of the Women's Aux-
iliary of the Morse Geriatric
Center. She also is the
Treasurer of Aviva Chapter of
The Men's Club has planned
a Thanksgiving Weekend at
the Crown Hotel in Miami
Beach. Buses will be provided
for guests on Wednesday mor-
ning, Nov. 26, and will return
them on Sunday afternoon.
Further information regar-
ding fees, etc., may be obtain-
ed from the Temple office.
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the
Sisterhood will hold a paid up
membership luncheon and
card party at the clubhouse at
Lakes of Sherbrook. Lunch
will be served at noon.
The Sisterhood will hold its
annual Rummage Sale on Sun-
day, Nov. 9, and Monday, Nov.
10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
both days with every kind of
merchandise for sale lots of
furniture, fine adult's and
children's clothing iewelrv T Jor.^ information on the
linens, color TVs microwav2' r *h- Comrmmity Campus
housewar^ 2i! T?' Campaign, contact Marjorie
m, dishes, books, Scott, Capital Campaign
toys, etc.
The public is
The Sisterhood will have a
luncheon meeting on Nov. 17
at noon, followed by a fashion
show presented by Evelyn and
Arthur of Palm Beach and
Manalapan. For further infor-
mation call the Temple office.
Rabbi Abraham D. Shaw
will be the guest rabbi Friday,
Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. at St.
Catherine's Cultural Center,
the corner of Southern Blvd.
and Flagler Drive. Cantor
Anne Newman will chant the
music. Rabbi Joel Levine will
be participating in the
Regional Biennial Convention
of the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations in
For more information call
the Temple office.
Ivory Coast to Move Embassy
Coast, which resumed
diplomatic relations with
Israel less than a year ago, an-
nounced last Sunday that it
will move its recently re-
opened Embassy from
Jerusalem to Tel Aviv.
According to Radio Abidjan,
the decision was taken by the
country's ruling Democratic
Party at a special meetingcon-
vened by President Felix
Houphouet-Boigny. A govern-
ment statement said it was in
accordance with a United Na-
tions Security Council resolu-
tion of 1980 calling on all UN
members-states with Em-
bassies in Jerusalem to
withdraw them.
Radio Abidjan reported
Recently that Houphouet-
igny had decided on the
>ove and would ask his
vernment's approval. Ivory
>ast Information Minister
imon Ake was quoted as say-
his country opposed
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believe Ivory Coast is respon-
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League member states in
Turns to sever ties with the
West African nation unless its
Embassy was removed from
Ivory Coast severed rela-
tions with Israel after the 1973
Yom Kippur War. They were
restored last December with
the understanding that the
Embassy would be located in
Director, at the Federation of-
fice, 832-2120.
Continued from Page 2
New Jersey.
From 1981-1985 she had
been associated with the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Phoenix as a Staff Associate.
She developed and ad-
ministered the overall plan and
structure for the Federation
outreach services in the
Greater Phoenix area, as well
as coordinated a variety of
related programs.
Dr. Schwartz, a native of
Brooklyn, New York, received
an Honorary Doctorate in
1984 from the Jewish
Theological Seminary in
recognition of his extensive ex-
perience in the educational
field. He is the former Ex-
ecutive Director of the Bureau
of Jewish Education of Rhode
Previously, Dr. Schwartz
served as Educational Direc-
tor of several congregations in
New York and toe Midwest.
He is one of the founders of the
Educators Assembly and serv-
ed as Vice President and Ex-
ecutive Secretary of that body.
He also has chaired several
other educational organiza-
tions and has published ar-
ticles and developed in-
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several areas.
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"In this spirit, we are
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Esther Gruber
"This is one of the great
moments of my life, to be
privileged to express my
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I believe that this is the
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An Interview
Continued front Page 3
organizations, and while they
are the central organizations
for meeting community and
and Children's Service, as well
as a myriad of other causes. In
other words, by one gift we are
expressing our belief in "Klal
overseas needs, they do not Yisrael." In making a gift that
meet an individual's spiritual
needs or provide the forum for
one's collective Jewish
religious expression. The
organization to accomplish this
is the synagogue and I believe
that every Jew should be af-
filiated and active with their
synagogue, just as I believe
that each Jew should be a
Federation contributor and
worker. In fact, more and
more, Federation and
synagogues share the same
agenda of Jewish survival. I
believe that we have a unique
opportunity to work with our
synagogues to develop pro-
jects which will reach out and
provide meaningful Jewish life
experiences, not only relating
to youth, but to all of the
residents of our community.
Q. Over the past number of
months there have been
numerous articles published
with regard to the dispute over
the location of the future
Jewish Community Campus,
including the Jewish Com-
munity Center. How do you feel
about this?
A. I believe that the
disagreement was unfor-
tunate, but disagreement*
often occur among well-
meaning individuals. Unfor-
tunately, the conflict was ac-
centuated, publicized and
blown out of proportion by
other media, all to the detri-
ment of the Jewish communi-
ty. Now that the issue is
resolved, I can only hope
that every segment of this
community will work towards
the completion of the project,
which can only succeed in an
environment of community
Q. Do you believe that this
disagreement, while resolved,
will have any effect on Federa-
tion's Campaign this year?
A. You have to believe in
people's basic goodness. I
don t think that any individual
would punish the Jews of
Israel and throughout the
world, or here in Palm Beach
by not making a gift to the
Federation Campaign. This
will inevitably result in a
diminution in meeting Jewish
needs. I have confidence in the
Jews of the Palm Beaches and
their response, and I think that
we will have a very good Cam-
paign this year.
Q. Speaking of giving to
Federation'8 Campaign why
do you believe it is incumbent
on every Jew to make a gift to
A. I fully understand that
each one of us has our par-
ticular priorities and projects
that are of interest to us, that
we derive great benefit from
and to which we contribute.
However, I believe that by giv-
ing a Federation contribution,
we are making a gift which is
the fullest expression of
By one gift, we are able to
help an Ethiopian Jew become
absorbed in Israel, a child in a
Youth Aliyah Village, a Roma-
nian in obtaining a hot kosher
meal in Europe, an elderly
resident in the Morse Geriatric
Center, a child receiving a
Jewish education in the Jewish
Community Day School, a
senior citizen receiving a
nutritious meal at the JCC, a
troubled teen receive counsel-
ing from the Jewish Family
will not necessarily benefit us
personally or over which we
maintain control or receive a
high degree of recognition, we
are making the statement that
we believe in meeting the
needs of all Jews. This is the
most admirable form of giving
and should form a major part
of each Jew's philanthropy.
Q. Besides the Campus pro-
ject, which unique projects are
going on at Federation which
you regard as particularly
A. Federation is currently
conducting a Demographic
Study which will be utilized not
only by Federation and its
agencies but by synagogues
and by other important Jewish
organizations as well. The
results of the study will for-
mulate the basis for planning
the social, educational and
communal needs of the Jews of
the Palm Beaches for years to
come. The data will be in-
valuable and while the study
will be sponsored by Federa-
tion, it is not for its exclusive
use. The data will be made
available to other Jewish
organizations in our communi-
ty as a service.
I think that with the change
in the tax laws, that a "win-
dow of opportunity" exists this
year for people to set up
philanthropic funds to not only
meet current, but future
charitable obligations. We
have an outstanding Endow-
ment Program that has been
established at our Federation
and 1986 provides a wonderful
chance for people to contribute
funds with maximum tax
We are putting considerable
emphasis on reaching out to
our younger people in the com-
munity and our Leadership
Development Program and
Young Adult Division provide
outlets for Jews to become
educated about and become ac-
tive in Federation and con-
nected to this community.
We are beginning to plan a
comprehensive Mission Pro-
gram with a Family Mission
and a Young Adult Mission
slated to go this summer. We
hope to have additional mis-
sions available to the com-
munity in the Fall of 1987.
We hope to put structures in
place to not only build a Com-
munity Campus, but to plan'
with all of our partners in this
community, including Federa-
tion's agencies, synagogues,
other Jewish organizations
and interested volunteers for a
creative and vibrant Jewish
future for all of the Jews of the
Palm Beaches.
Q. What do you regard as the
future of this community?
A. We have a unique oppor-
tunity in Palm Beach County
to form one of the outstanding
Jewish communities in
America. This is an area of
dynamic growth and with
creative campaigning we can
generate the resources to do a
lot of exciting things to create
a vital Jewish community here
without diminution of support
of the Jews of Israel and the
meeting of overseas needs.
Since Palm Beach County is
growing so quickly, it is not a
well developed community like
many northern cities. This of-
fers us the opportunity to
create good structures which
will work and minimize
duplication. We must not be
vested only in the ways of the
past. Together, we can look at
new and creative ways to
develop a sense of community
while still utilizing the wisdom
accumulated by this and other
communities. This will be a
program that will not be ac-
complished in a period of mon-
ths, but will take years.
Q. What is the role of
Federation volunteers in
achieving this goal?
A. You must remember that
Federation is a "volunteer
run" organization, which is
managed by professionals.
Although I believe that the
volunteers and the Jewish
communal professionals have a
partnership and the profes-
sional is obligated to present
ideas and advice to volunteers,
the policies for the develop-
ment of the community is set
by community volunteers.
Therefore, it behooves us to
reach out and involve as many
committed, creative and
knowledgeable volunteers as
possible, because ultimately it
is they who will be shaping this
community's future. The door
of Federation is open to each
and every Jew of the Palm
Beaches who would like to be
involved in realizing a bright
future for this community.
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Action Agenda Set to Aid Soviet Jewry
A 12 y Community Plea
for Sov Jewry Action Agen-
da to bi i the plight of Soviet
Jewry i this community's at-
tention as been set by the
Soviet ;wry Task Force of
the C nmunity Relations
Counci f the Jewish Federa-
tion oi Palm Beach County.
The an ouncement was made
by Terry Rapaport, Chairman,
and Rabbi Joel Levine, Co-
According to Mrs. Rapaport
and Rabbi Levine, the
community-wide Action Agen-
da will be inaugurated on Fri-
day, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec.
6 with all area synagogues
holding Soviet Jewry Sabbath.
"Rabbis in our community will
be devoting their Sabbath ser-
mons to highlighting the
systematic harassment and
repression of fundamental
human rights of Soviet Jews,"
noted Rabbi Levine.
Christian members of the
community will show their
solidarity with the Jewish com-
munity on this issue when they
gather together on Tuesday,
Dec. 9, 9 a.m., at Faith
Lutheran Church for an Inter-
faith Outcry For Soviet Jewry.
Guest speakers will be
Clarence Wagner, Jr., Ex-
ecutive Director of Bridges for
Peace, the evangelical Chris-
tian organization working in
the area of Christian-Jewish
relations, and Rabbi Yechiel
Eckstein of Chicago, founder
and President of the Holyland
Fellowship of Christians and
Jews. Rev. John F. Frerking,
Pastor of Faith Lutheran
Church, said, "For us to say
nothing, to do nothing is the
Community Adopts Two Refuseniks
Continued from Page 1
tion in the city of Biysk, where
everyone including the janitor
is considered "secrecy. When
Cherna worked there, she
pledged not to leave the Soviet
Union for a period of five years
after she finished her work.
This period ended in 1976 but
she was still refused an exit
visa. She was told in 1982 by
her former boss that her
period of "secrecy" had ended.
Cherna moved to Novosibir-
sk with her family in 1971 and
worked in a factory which pro-
duced general goods. Condi-
tions there were very bad as
she was harassed by her co-
workers and officials. Her mail
from her daughters in Israel
had been intercepted. Her
health deteriorated to such an
extent that she was dismissed
from her job in 1980, having
spent most of the previous
year in a hospital. Since then
she has undergone a serious
heart operation.
In a telephone conversation
in Oct. 1986, Cherna said she
suffers from encephalitis syn-
drome and has incredible
headaches. She said she has
severe pains in her stomach
and has a chronic skin pro-
blem. She is verv depressed
and her children fear that she
will not survive another
The other refusenik adopted
by this community is 28-year-
old Yuli Edleshtein, a former
English teacher, who has been
a refusenik for four years. In
February, 1978, he applied for
an exit visa but was refused on
the grounds that his father had
access to secret material.
Since his parents have been
divorced for a long time and he
has had no contact with his
Palm Beach Post Editor Tom Kelly addresses the meeting of
the Soviet Jewry Task Force at which the community
refuseniks were adopted. He spoke about his trip to Russia
where he met with several refusenik families including the
wife of Yuli Edelshtein.
father for over 20 years, this
seems to be a pretext.
Yuli had been working as an
artist's model and English
translator until he became a
victim of the KGB. In August
1984 Soviet authorities detain-
ed him in a Moscow police sta-
tion and accused him of
possessing narcotics. Friends,
who know him to be honest
and pious, maintained that the
drugs were planted. They
claimed that his arrest
resulted only from his commit-
ment to the study and teaching
of Hebrew and Jewish culture.
At his trial, his lawyer was
not allowed to cross-examine
prosecution witnesses. No one
was permitted to testify for
the defense. He was sentenced
to threeyears for possession of
drugs. Throughout the whole
affair, authorities kept hinting
that drugs were routinely used
for Jewish religious rites
another form of the old blood
libel charge.
On March 4,1985, Yuli's ap-
peal was turned down. He was
sent to labor camp in the Ulan
Ude area where conditions are
reported to be hard. Friends
and relatives are now very
concerned about his survival.
For more information con-
tact Jack Karako, Staff
Associate, at the Federation
office, 832-2120.
Protest Sparked By Anne Frank Diary
Anne Frank Center here has
joined the mounting national
protest against a Federal court
ruling that upheld the right of
a group of Christian fun-
damentalist parents in
Greeneville, Tenn. to keep
their children out of the local
public school when "The Diary
of Anne Frank," among a long
list of other books, was read in
classrooms as part of the
The decision by Judge
Thomas Hull on Oct. 24 that
the parents had the right to
protect their children from
what they consider "Godless"
influences and teach them to
read at home, shocked
academic, legal, publishing
and religious circles all over
the country.
"THE DIARY of Anne
Frank," along with such
classics as "The Wizard of
Oz," was found objectionable
by the parents because they
stress humanitarian values
and deem all religions to be of
equal value, an anathema to
the religious right. All of the
books cited in the case are part
of a basic reading series
published by Holt, Rinehart
and Winston.
At a press conference at the
Netherlands Club here, Oct.
28, the Anne Frank Center
stated that it "joins with na-
tional and international
leaders to condemn attempts
to ban 'The Diary of Anne
Frank' and other books from
public schools and libraries.
The Center calls for the reaf-
firmation of the 'Diary' as a
vital tool for education and
Joining in the appeal were
W. Thomas Osborne, U.S.
director of the Anne Frank
Foundation; the Hon. Joop
Den Uyl, former Prime
Minister of the Netherlands;
Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R.,
N.Y.); Mayor Edward Koch of
New York; Bishop Philip
Cousin, President of the Na-
tional Council of Churches;
Rabbi Mark Tanenbaum, In-
ternational Director of the
American Jewish Committee;
Continued on Page 14-
same as casting a negative
vote, thus aligning with the
evil forces in the world which
seek to destroy the basic
human rights of the faithful."
Serving as the cornerstone
for the entire Action Agenda is
the Community Plea for Soviet
Jewry to be held on Wednes-
day, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., at
Temple Beth El. The rally will
feature an extensive program
including keynote speaker Rae
Ginsburg, Vice Chairman, In-
ternational Commission for
the National Jewish Communi-
ty Relations Advisory Council.
Concluding the 12-day calen-
dar of events will be a rousing
Children's Plea for Soviet
Jewry on Wednesday, Dec. 17,
7 p.m., at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School. The
"Zimriah," or songfest, will
feature a program sponsored
by the Jewish Education
Department of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County in cooperation with the
Jewish Educators Council with
children from religious
schools, the Jewish Communi-
ty Day School, and Midrasha-
Judaica High School singing
songs of freedom and solidari-
ty. As part of this effort, they
will also be writing letters and
sending Chanukah candles to
the families of Soviet
Refuseniks. Plans are also
underway for a telephone con-
ference call with one of our
community's refuseniks.
In commenting on the
necessity to mobilize communi-
ty support on behalf of Soviet
Jewry, Mrs. Rapaport said,
"As many as 400,000 Soviet
Jews have applied for exit
visas and have been refused.
As a result they suffer
persecution, loss of jobs and
imprisonment. It has been
shown that public opinion has
great influence on the actions
of the Soviet government on
this issue. Therefore, we must
add our voices to the public
outcry and say, 'Let our people
For more information con-
tact Jack Karako, Staff
Associate, at the Federation
office, 832-2120.
Two Programs Offered
For Teacher Training
In recognition of the fact
that effective teachers con-
tinually seek ways to increase
their knowledge of subject
matter and to improve
classroom teaching techni-
ques, the Jewish Education
Department of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County is offering two dif-
ferent programs for Jewish
According to Ann Lynn Lip-
ton, Jewish Education Direc-
tor, this year's teacher train-
ing programs "have some very
unique aspects that we hope
will meet the needs of our local
teachers as well as enrich their
skills and knowledge. We are
very excited especially about
the Tutorial Teaming which is
a brand new approach to
teacher training and quite in-
novative in its concept."
The Tutorial Teaming will
give teacher participants an
opportunity to identify the
area they would like to work
on be it Judaic, Hebraic or
pedagogic and then they will
be matched with a Jewish
educator experienced in the
subject areas they wish to pur-
sue. Together, the team will
select the subject and
materials they will explore.
The teams will meet no less
than every two weeks to
review and study together.
The student will be responsible
for doing independent study
between sessions. Instructors
will include local Jewish
educators, agency staff and
rabbis. Time and place for
meetings will be at the discre-
tion of the tutor and student.
Examples of the one-on-one
tutoring include Hebrew
literacy, Hebrew conversation,
Bible, Social Studies or any
other topic that has potential
for Jewish self-enrichment
and/or professional growth.
The second program will be
a Sunday Seminar. The first
offering this academic year is
entitled, "Models and
Modalities for Effective
Teaching." This course will
run for eight sessions beginn-
ing Nov. 16 and ending Feb. 1
(with appropriate vacation
times off). It will be taught by
Dr. Elliot Schwartz, Ad-
ministrative Assistant in the
Jewish Education Depart-
ment. Dr. Schwartz is new to
this community having served
as Director of the Bureau of
Jewish Education of Rhode
Island for the past 16 years.
The classes will be held at
Temple Israel, 1901 North
Flagler Drive, West Palm
Beach, from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Teachers are asked to bring a
brown bag lunch and drinks
will be provided. Credit will be
given towards teacher ac-
creditation and a small study
stipend will be available to all
participants who complete the
For more information con-
tact Ms. Lipton, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
Synagogue in Rumania Burns Down
synagogue in the Rumanian
town of Bohush in Moldavia
was burned to the ground after
its janitor was stabbed by
unknown assailants late last
month. Rumanian Chief Rabbi
Moses Rosen reported the inci-
dent in a Kol Israel Radio in-
terview last Sunday.
He said the arson occurred a
day after a visit to the provin-
cial synagogue by the Hasidic
Rebbe of Bohush who lives in
Israel, accompanied by several
of his followers. The janitor
suffered knife wounds on his
face and arms.
Rosen said there have been
scattered anti-Semitic in-
cidents in Rumania in recent
years and anti-Semitic lyrics to
a popular song were published
recently in a major newspaper.
But no synagogue was ever
burned down before, Rabbi
Rosen said.

Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach Count} Page 19
ie News
Candle lighting Time
J*tL Nov"14 5:14 p.m.
There will be a memorial
service on Sunday, Nov. 16 at
9:30 a.m. for the late Morris
Plans have been made for a
"Treasure Cruise" to take
place on Sunday, Feb. 22,
1987. The ship sails promptly
at 10 a.m. from the Port of
Palm Beach. The cost will be
$100 per person (cabins are
available at additional cost).
Coffee and danish will be serv-
ed to early boarders. Lunch
and dinner will also be served
aboard. There will be many ac-
tivities, including gambling,
swimming, nightclubing and
games. Contact the Temple of-
fice for further information.
See the latest in young
children's fashions. The
students of the Preschool will
participate in their own fund-
raising event.
Come see these 2Vi-4-year-
olds model classic and trendy
clothes from the "Mink Teddy
Enjoy a buffet luncheon. The
program will be held on Sun-
day, Nov. 23, noon-2 p.m. at
the Temple 4657 Hood
Road, Palm Beach Gardens.
Public welcome.
This event will be enjoyable
to children and adults of all
ages. For tickets call the Tem-
p e office. Cost for adults is $8,
children 10-18 $2.50 and
children 9 and under free.
A general membership
meeting will take place on
Monday, Nov. 17, at noon,
with a collation preceding the
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There will be the nomina-
tions from the floor for officers
and board members for
The Men's Club will have a
general membership meeting
on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 9:30
a.m. Collation will be served
and the meeting will follow.
Members and friends are in-
vited to attend and hear the
many exciting activities plann-
ed by this group for 1986-87.
For information, please call
the Temple office.
The Sisterhood will hold its
regular meeting on Sunday
morning, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. A
musical program, featuring
Tom Duane, is planned.
For information please call
the Temple office.
Shabbat Service on Friday,
Nov. 14 will be conducted by
Rabbi Alan Sherman. His ser-
mon will be "Community Con-
cern." Cantor Peter Taormina
will lead the congregation in
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited. Child care
will be provided.
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Anne Newman will of-
ficiate at Family Sabbath Ser-
vices, Friday evening, Nov. 14
at 8 p.m. at Temple Judea
meeting at St. Catherine's
Cultural Center, the corner of
Southern Blvd., and Flagler
Rabbi Levine and Cantor
Newman will be assisted by
students of Temple Judea's
kindergarten, first, and second
grade classes.
For more information about
the school, call the Temple
Gala Weekend Planned at
Congregation Aitz Chaim
Congregation Aitz Chaim
has planned a gala weekend of
festivities to celebrate the
long-awaited dedication of its
new building. Benzion Miller,
the renowned Cantor from
New York's prestigious Tem-
ple Beth-El, will participate in
each phase of the festivities.
The new building is located
at 2518 No. Haverhill Road,
across the street from the Cen-
tury Village Eastern Gate. All
weekend festivities will be
located in the new building,
beginning with services on
Saturday morning, Nov. 22, at
8:45 a.m.
Cantor Miller will also enter-
tain at the Melava Malka, a
social gathering with
refreshments, scheduled for
Saturday evening at 8 p.m.
Festivities will conclude with a
formal dinner, currently
scheduled for 4 p.m., on Sun-
day, Nov. 23.
Since space is limited for
each event, it is suggested that
tickets (which are tree) be pick-
ed up in advance from the
synagogue office. For further
information, please call the
Continued from Page 3-
Barbara Steinberg, JCDS Ex-
ecutive Director.
Erwin H. Blonder, President
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, remark-
ed, "Ben Hornstein is a rare
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its centennial year.
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Nathan Cohen, while chair-
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there has been the highest of
any other unit in Century
Village. Mr. Cohen, who came
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has been active in many other
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Mr. Grossman, in speaking
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(Left to right) Executive Director E. Drew
Gackenheimer congratulates volunteers nmH tn -xmto\ a._, rhPn
nett M. Berman (right) add* his congratula- r^fnitlon for their I'000 nour8 0t
tiona for their contributions. aervlce.
(Left to right) Jean Cohen
and Gertrude Levitan each
contributed 750 hours of ser-
vice time to the Center in
Center volunteers who donated 500 hours of service to the
Center line up with Volunteer Coordinator, Micki Ross
(center rear). (Left to right) Nettie Moss, Philip Joseph,
Mollie Joseph, Marine Rubin, Fan Buckner, Sylvia Gold,
Mary Lebowiti, Sylvia Schuster and Genevieve Silberman.
Not pictured are Joe Abel, Annette Dronzik, Meyer Ein-
binder and Mildred Teaser.
Volunteers Honored
at Morse Geriatric Center
The third annual Volunteer
Recognition Day of the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center was
held Sunday morning, Nov. 3
in the Center Lowe
Over 22,400 hours of
volunteer service to the elderly
and infirmed residents of the
Center were donated in 1986
by the nearly 300 member
volunteer corps.
The program for the celebra-
tion featured an address by
Center President Bennett M.
Berman, and Executive Direc-
tor E. Drew Gackenheimer,
who spoke of the vital work
Shamir: Stop
Soviet Jewry
'Drop-Out' Rate
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
charged that Jews who leave
the Soviet Union with Israeli
visas but settle in countries
other than Israel gravely en-
danger efforts to ease emigra-
tion restrictions for Soviet
During a Knesset debate on
the issue, Shamir said Israel
should use every means at its
disposal to end the drop-out
phenomenon. He appealed to
the Soviet government to
allow direct flights from
Moscow to Israel.
At present, Jews leaving the
USSR go to Vienna where
they decide their ultimate
destination. Only 104 Jews left
the Soviet Union last month.
The number who chose not to
go to Israel was not im-
mediately known.
the volunteers do in sustaining
the Center with their commit-
ment of energy and time.
David Daniels, president of the
Center's Resident Council
thanked the volunteers on
behalf of the Council and
residents. Volunteer Coor-
dinator, Micki Ross, concluded
the program with a special
tribute to all the volunteers. A
buffet followed on the Center's
patio garden.
As the Morse Geriatric
Center continues to expand,
the need for more concerned
volunteers will be required. If
you are interested in becoming
a volunteer at the Center,
please contact Micki Ross, at
471-5111, Ext. 188 for further
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Curbing Traffic
Accidents in Israel
new system of computerized
infra-red traffic monitors
developed at the Jerusalem
College of Technology (JCT) is
expected to drastically im-
prove Israel's horrendous
record of highway accident
fatalities, which is one of the
highest per capita in the world,
the Friends of the JCT report
The device, known as "black
boxes," is presently being
tested in Israel and shows
great promise of rapidly curb-
ing dangerous driving habits,
according to a report to the
Cabinet in Jerusalem by the
Israel Center for Driving
Research and Injury Preven-
tion. It consists of an electro-
optic traffic monitor with a
built-in video camera designed
by a JCT team headed by
Joseph Bodenheimer and
Gerry Ben-David.
The devices are mounted
between pairs of 20-foot-high
pylons on each side of the
highway. The monitors pro-
vide computerized
photographic print-outs of
every vehicle using the
highways. The print-out
records the speed of the vehi-
cle and the distance between it
and the vehicle immediately
The data enables police to
record speeding and tail-
gating violations, two of the
principal causes of highway ac-
cidents. According to the
police, the system is more ac-
curate and flexible than radar
Since the State of Israel was
founded in 1948, some 14,500
persons have been killed in
road accidents and 185,000 in-
jured. This is significantly
higher per kilometer travelled
than in most developed
Traffic deaths in Israel in
fact are the principal cause of
death among young people and
the mam cause of brain
damage, paralysis and other
permanent disabilities. More
Israelis have been killed or in-
jured on highways than in all
of the country's wars since
Drunk driving is not the ma-
jor problem in Israel. The
Center for Driving Research
attributes the high accident
rate to dangerous but preven-
table driving habits, the worst
being excessive speed
reckless passing and tail!
According to Ben-David,
"We don't have to spend
millions of dollars and wait
years before we see a change
in driving habits. The best
way to prevent accidents and
to save lives is to make the
drivers afraid to drive
Apparently, Israelis at the
wheel fear traffic summonses
more than the consequences of
reckless driving. An interna-
tional conference on driver
safety will be held at the JCT
in Jerusalem in January, 1987.
Open Border
A French news service
reported that Jordanian
authorities will allow West
Bank residents to enter Jor-
dan without restriction and
allow them to remain in the
country indefinitely. The new
g)licy is intended to give West
ankers an opportunity to
"improve their standard of
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Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 18
First Liver Transplant in Israel
The first human liver
transplant operation in Israel
vas performed successfully
)ct. 21 at the Rambam
dedical Center (Haifa) by Dr.
gal Kam on Mira
Shichmanter, a 39-year-old
nother of two from K'far
In a 20-hour operation Mrs.
IShichmanter, received the
lliver of a 19-year-old soldier
(who had been fatally injured in
Ian automobile accident several
|days earlier.
Mrs. Shichmanter had been
suffering for almost seven
years from a chronic liver
Dr. Igal Kam, who per-
formed the surgery, studied
with Dr. Thomas Staral of
Pittsburgh, the renowned
transplant surgeon at
Hospital. Dr. Stand recognized
Dr. Kam as the most outstan-
ding member of his team and
the only surgeon in Israel to-
day capable of performing the
Dr. Kam is head of the
surgical team at the Joseph H.
Strelitz Transplant Institute at
the Rambam Medical Center.
The institute is a special pro-
ject funded by the American
Friends of the Rambam
Medical Center, an organiza-
tion dedicated to raising funds
for a multitude of projects
critically needed by the Ram-
bam Medical Center in Israel.
Harry Babush of Boynton
Beach, on the Board of Direc-
tors of the American Friends,
is himself a recipient of a liver
Harry Babush (left) of Boynton Beach pictured here with Dr.
Igal Kam of the Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, who per-
formed the first liver transplant surgery in Israel (Oct. 21).
Mr. Babush, a member of the Board of Directors of the
American Friends of the Rambam Medical Center, is himself
the recipient of a liver transplant. He visited with Dr. Kam on
a recent Mission to Israel of the American Friends.
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Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Italian Soldiers Saved During WWII Refusenik Being Denied
I Jewish Holocaust survivor
I who was rescued by Italian
I soldiers shared his story with
I the Italian Ambassador to the
lUnited States and the
1 American Jewish Committee
here recently to illustrate the
compassion and
humanitarianism of the
Italians who rescued and pro-
tected Jews during World War
Ivo Herzer, whose family
[ was smuggled into Italian-
occupied territory in 1941 with
the help of Italian soldiers, re-
counted his experience at a
ceremony honoring the Italian
Ambassador, Rinaldo
Petrignani, at AJCommittee
Petrignani said he was
"deeply moved" by Herzer's
dramatic account, which he
said he heard for the first time
at the ceremony. "Now I know
you and your story and I will
never forget it," Petrignani
The AJCommittee presented
Petrignani with a lithograph
depicting a white dove inscrib-
ed with Shalom in Hebrew and
English in deep gratitude "for
assistance given by unknown
and known Italians who risked
their lives" to rescue Jews.
The ceremony came just two
weeks before a major con-
ference at Boston University
which discussed scholarship
and first-hand accounts of the
little known but dramatic
chapter of Holocaust history,
the Italian rescue of Jews.
After being presented with
the lithograph, Petrignani
said, "I accept (it) with humili-
ty, with deep feeling and also
with a sense of sadness
because we all know that all
this should never, never have
happened." He added that he
accepted the honor on behalf
of "the unknown Italians who
are really the recipients."
"This story has to be known
and it has to be told,"
Petrignani said. "The Italians
who rescued Jews did not do it
out of a lofty ideological con-
viction," he said, "but in the
name of sincere, basic human
solidarity." The rescue of the
Jews is "a history of which we
can be proud." Petrignani
acknowledged some persecu-
tion of Jews and discrimina-
tion under the fascist regime
of Benito Mussolini, but said
"the persecution in Italy was
not comparable to what hap-
pened in Germany."
Petrignani said the Italian
people rejected the discrimina-
tion and that those policies had
"alienated the Italian people."
i "There was help and denuncia-
tion at the same time," he
said. "But the Italians showed
solidarity and human
Herzer shared a brief ac-
count of his family's ex-
Iperience with the Italian Am-
Ibassador and members of the
lAJCommittee and the Na-
tional Italian-American Foun-
iation who attended the
Herzer and his family lived
the capital of Croatia,
eb, when Italy, Germany,
lungary and Bulgaria oc-
upied Yugoslavia in April,
[941. About 70,000 Jews hved
pre-war Yugoslavia and
>ut half came under the
[ehemently anti-Semitic rule
the Ustasha, the Croatian
cist party, during the oc-
cupation. Herzer's family was
among those who found
themselves in the Croatian-
ruled territory and decided to
attempt an escape to the
Italian occupied zone.
On Julv 30,1941, Herzer and
his family left home with fake
travel documents and boarded
a train for Spalato, the capital
of Dalmatia occupied by the
Italians. But guerrillas had
blown up part of the railroad
tracks and the family was forc-
ed to disembark in a town call-
ed Gospic, a stronghold of
Croatian fascists.
As he exited the train,
Herzer saw a long line of
Jewish families in chains wear-
ing vellow badges being mar-
ched off to a Croatian concen-
tration camp. Quite by chance,
Herzer's father met a small
group of Italian soldiers near
the home where the family hid
after the aborted escape. He
managed to convey to the
soldiers that he was part of a
nup of Jewish refugees who
red for their lives.
The sergeant reassured
Herzer's father that he would
obtain permission to put the
refugees on a train to Italy.
The sergeant never got that
permission. But late that same
night, he brought a small con-
tingent of Italian soldiers to
the hideout and escorted the
refugees to the train station.
The soldiers even carried their
The refugees boarded an
Italian Army train, where the
sergeant remained by their
side. They were served food
and drink. The sergeant saw to
it that his refugees arrived
safely in Fiume, Italy, where
he beseeched the authorities to
care for the Herzer family.
Then he left. Herzer never
knew his name.
Sadly, the Italian authorities
turned back the refugees and
Herzer's family was sent back
to Zagreb, where the Ustasha
had, just one day after their
departure, come to take them
off to a concentration camp
and then occupied their
The family escaped a second
time to Susak, near Fiume,
where they hid from
authorities. After a few weeks.
the Italian police discovered
the refugees, but released
them one day later. They were
taken to the town of Cirqueniz-
za, and there the top officials
of the Fifth Corps of the Se-
cond Army promised the
refugees protection and
freedom to the degree that
was possible in those days.
Later the Herzers and other
refugees were put into intern-
ment camps in Italian territory
but were free to study, wor-
ship in a camp synagogue and
organize themselves in any
way. Herzer completed his
high school education within
an Italian camp.
Medical Help After Beating
Herzer recalled two par-
ticular experiences from that
time which he said illustrated
the deep-felt humanitarianism
and compassion of the Italians
towards the Jews.
On Yom Kippur, October 1,
1941, the military authorities
in Cirquenizza lifted martial
law ana prohibitions on public
assembly to allow the Jews to
hold Yom Kippur services in a
A few months later, just
before Christmas, 1941, an
Italian version of the USO
visited the town and the com-
mander of the Army unit there
invited the Jewish refugees to
the show. The Jews, the only
civilians invited to the show,
were seated in the first row
and told they were the guests
of honor.
About 15 percent of Croa-
tian Jews survived because
they crossed into the Italian
occupation zone, Herzer said.
"In those years, when Europe
abandoned us Italy was our
true homeland," Herzer said.
All historians and survivors
"agree that the basic motiva-
tion for this was the Italian
humanitarianism," he said.
Herzer's experiences have
impelled him to organize the
testimonies and scholarly work
on Italian rescues of Jews dur-
ing the Holocaust. The
culmination of his efforts came
at the Nov. 6-7 conference in
Boston which he chaired. Con-
ference organizers had said
they hoped to produce a book
based on the interchanges at
the conference.
KGB Agents Treat
Nudel Roughly on Bus
Long-time refusenik Ida Nudel
was removed from a Moscow-
bound bus in the city of
Bendery last month while en
route to meet with Elie
Wiesel, who was visiting
Moscow, according to both the
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry and the Long Island
Committee for Soviet Jewry.
Witnesses said she was pick-
ed up by her arms and legs and
thrown from the vehicle to the
ground by three KGB agents,
who then took her to their
headquarters. Nudel was
reportedly told there that she
was barred from leaving the ci-
ty until Nov. 10, when she
must report back to learn what
further restrictions will be im-
posed upon her.
Nudel, 55, has been living in
exile in Bendery, Moldavia,
since 1982, and occasionally
allowed to return to Moscow
for medical care. She has been
banned from living in Moscow
since 1978, when she was ar-
rested for hanging a banner
from her Moscow apartment
balcony that read, "KGB, Give
Me a Visa to Israel."
Nudel first applied to im-
migrate to Israel in May 1971
along with her sister, Dana
Fridman. Fridman, her hus-
band and son received exit per-
mits a year later, but Nudel
was refused. Although
technically released from exile
in 1982, she was refused a
residence permit in every town
where she tried to settle.
Bendery finally allowed her to
stay there, but she lives
isolated under constant
surveillance, and people have
been reportedly warned to
avoid contact with her.
Vladimir Magarik, the father
of Jewish Prisoner of Cons-
cience Aleksei Magarik, said in
a press conference here
recently that his son is being
denied medical attention after
he was brutally beaten in the
Siberian labor camp where he
is serving a three-year
sentence on trumped-up
charges of "drug possession.
Dr. Magarik said that he
spoke on the phone with his
son's wife, Natasha, in
Moscow, who informed him
that Aleksei has a severely cut
lip as a result of the vicious
beating he suffered when he
refused to join the labor
camp's internal police.
"My son was beaten because
I am a citizen of Israel and
because he applied to leave for
Israel. He is considered an
'enemy of the state' because
his father has an Israeli
passport," Dr. Magarik said.
however, that his son, a
28-year-old cellist and a father
of a baby boy, was transferred
from the section for hardened
criminals in the camp to a sec-
tion of less dangerous
The press conference was
sponsored by the University
Service Department of the
American Zionist Youth Foun-
dation and the Coalition to
Free Soviet Jews.
The press conference also
marked the conclusion of a
two-month visit here by Dr.
Magarik and his daughter
Chana to publicize the plight of
Aleksei, particularly among
students and young people
across the United States. The
visit was sponsored by the
University Service Depart-
ment of the AZYF, the North
American Jewish Students
Network, and the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry.
During their visit, Dr.
Magarik and his daughter
undertook a bicycle "Freedom
Ride for Aleksei." "We travel-
ed more than 1,000 miles on
bicycles across the U.S. as well
as tens of thousands of miles
or more on planes and car,"
Dr. Magarik said. He said that
he and his daughter were very
encouraged by the support
they encountered by
thousands of young Americans
on behalf of the plight of
Manhattan Borough Presi-
dent, who also addressed the
press conference, said that he
sent cables to Aleksander
Rekunkov, the Soviet
Procurator-General, with
copies to Soviet Leader
Mikhail Gorbachev as well as
President Reagan demanding
the release of Aleksei.
"I also hope to travel to the
Soviet Union as soon as possi-
ble to meet with officials and
personally plead the case of
Aleksei Magarik and other
refuseniks and Prisoners of
Conscience," Dinkins said. In
the meantime, he added, "We
demand that he (Aleksei)
receive humane treatment in
keeping with international ac-
cords. It is absolutely in-
tolerable for a political
prisoner to be beaten while in
state custody and then be
denied medical treatment for
his injuries."
Aleksei first applied for per-
mission to go to Israel in 1981.
His visa application has been
repeatedly denied. His father
and sister have been living in
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Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
UJA Press Service
A holiday is serious business
in the Galilee. It is one of the
new keys for expanding
Jewish settlement, bringing in
vital foreign currency, and
providing livelihoods for hun-
dreds of settlers in this under-
populated part of Israel.
Here on the northern shores
of Lake Kinneret, heavy
machinery is opening new
roads, setting in water and
electric lines, and preparing
this lakeside site for a $12
million tourism center. When
it's done, Mifratz Amnom will
sparkle with holidays villages,
beaches, marinas and other
tourist attractions.
According to Tal Peri, chief
of tourism in the Galilee for
the Jewish Agency, this
United Jewish Appeal/Federa-
tion Campaign-supported pro-
ject will provide continuous
employment for at least 200
Jewish settlers in a region
where the Arab population has
been gaining the numerical ad-
vantage. Mifratz Amnom will
also likely draw about 100,000
(mostly Jewish) tourists a
Peri said that the project will
be run by a consortium of kib-
butzim and moshavim (Israeli
communal settlements), and is
intended to provide profitable
employment to settlers in the
region, therefore helping to
assert the Jewish presence in
the eastern Galilee. Other
UJA/Federation funded ef-
forts are present in the area
Moshav Amirim is offering
good health and country living
to tourists who take advantage
of their low cost "Guest of the
Family" program. This
completely-vegetarian settle-
ment attracts visitors in-
terested in swimming, and hik-
ing, and offers a full ration of
sunshine, exercise, relaxation
and good diet.
MaGiliot, settled by Jewish
immigrants from Iran, has a
folkloristic restaurant featur-
ing the decor, costumes, music
and menus of the Kurdistani
Jewish tradition.
When the new settlers of
Moshav Kahal moved into
their permanent homes a few
months ago, they went right to
work sprucing up their original
temporary homes. Today,
tourists can stay in those
renovated caravan homes at
prices much cheaper than
hotels, and benefit from the
moshav's store, private kit-
chen and extraordinary views.
Near Sfad, other settlers
are establishing a school for
lovers of the land. The more
adventurous types can learn
forest survival techniques
while the leisure class can ride
across the landscape in an old-
fashioned horse-drawn
Scores of other projects are
sprouting in the Galilee. Ehud
Zuk, the Jewish Agency's head
of tourism for all Israel, said
these small, UJA/Federation-
sponsored ventures by
American Jews who give to
their local UJA/Federation
Campaign, fulfill critical func-
tions. They set a self-sufficient
Jewish presence into key
areas. They provide alter-
native work for Jews who are
no longer needed in
agriculture because of
mechanization. They draw
foreign currency into Israel,
and encourage aliyah. They en-
courage Israelis to stay in the
country for their holidays.
And, they encourage preserva-
tion of the natural
Zuk recalled that David Ben-
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not also honorable to feed a
Ben-Gurion recanted and the
Israel tourism industry was
born. Today, it is an important
cornerstone of the Israeli
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Israel's Galilee, it's northern soetkm, where toarism is ex-
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Not Words
At least five Palestinian Arab and Islamic terrorist
groups "claimed responsibility" (in the words of their com-
muniques) for the recent grenade attack on Israeli soldiers,
their families and friends near the Western Wall in
Jerusalem. The father of one soldier was killed and 69
other people were wounded as the group waited for buses
just outside the Old City after a swearing-in ceremony.
Among those lining up to take credit were: Yasir Arafat s
Palestine Liberation Organization, the pro-Moscow
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Abu
Nidal faction, the Provisional Command of the General
Command of Al-Asifah, and the previously unknown
Islamic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
After the Achille Lauro piracy and the murder of Leon
Klinghoffer a year ago last month, it has become more dif-
ficult to find people who still insist on imaginary distinction
between the PLO and the more extreme Palestinian Arab
groups. But not impossible. The PLO, they argue, is dif-
ferent. Because it employs diplomacy as well as terror
it can be categorized as "moderate," more acceptable than
its radical cousins. But PLO officials themselves have
always made it clear that diplomacy is a tactic while ter-
rorism against Israelis, other Arabs, Europeans and
Americans is merely another name for "the armed
struggle." And the strategic goal of the "armed struggle"
remains the destruction of Israel.
A PLO official in Cairo described the Jerusalem attack as
a "heroic operation in response to the decision taken by the
Palestinian leadership to escalate military action inside oc-
cupied Palestine." This "moderate" sounded like an
Islamic radical speaking from Iran, who asserted that his
group hit the "Zionist soldiers in occupied Qods
Terrorist assaults like the one in Jerusalem, like the
Achille Lauro hijacking and murder, erase the mendacious
distinction between the PLO and its many splinters and im-
itators. Arafat and Abu Nidal may each want to kill the
other but only because they differ on the means to
destroy Israel, not on the end. Secular, even Communist
Palestinian Arabs, make common cause with Islamic
fanatics in Lebanon and in the West Bank and Gaza Strip;
Israeli officials have identified three suspects in the
grenade attack as members of an Islamic Jihad organiza-
tion who were recruited by Arafat's Fatah group.
Even a senior PLO official has despaired of the organiza-
tion's course. According to Rabat Radio in Morocco, Khalid
al-Hasan "has abandoned his position in the PLO leader-
ship .. Al-Hasan pointed out that now there is no place for
the moderate person in the leadership of the PLO." If he
can finally recognize the obvious, what about Cairo and
Israel protested to Egypt after the PLO office in Cairo
claimed responsibility for the attack. And Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir asked the Reagan Administration to close
the PLO's "information office" in Washington and its
operation in New York.
The State Department refused. It said that because the
offices are staffed by U.S. citizens and legal foreign
residents there is no basis for closure. But the issue is not
the residency of those who work there. It is whom they
work for and what they do.
In condemning the grenade attack, State castigated "all
those elements in and out of the PLO who have asserted
responsibility ..." Elements in the PLO? It will not work.
The PLO, like the other groups which rushed to take credit
for the Jerusalem attack, must be known by its deeds, not
its words. Hosting the PLO in Cairo and allowing its office
in Washington are incompatible with opposing terrorism
and promoting peace.
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noted Jewish scholar and com-
munity leader, deploring the
acts of extremists on all sides
of the religious rifts that have
erupted among Jews in Israel,
the United States, and
elsewhere, urged all Jewry to
strive to end the conflicts and
not leave "the issues of Jewish
survival to the theologians
Striking a note of mingled
hope and sadness, Rabbi David
Polish also expressed dismay
about "the many Jews who
perceive any striving for
reconciliation to be futile,"
while at the same time in-
dicating that he did not agree
with "this abandonment of
Polish, who is rabbi emeritus
of Beth Emet Synagogue in
Evanston, 111., and the author
of several widely respected
books on Jewish thought,
spoke at a session of the
American Jewish Committee's
annual National Executive
Council meeting, which con-
cluded Nov. 1 at the Seattle
Sheraton Hotel.
The discord of which Polish
spoke has included sometimes
violent conflict between
secular and religious Jews in
Israel over such matters as
public advertising that the
religious faction finds obscene.
It has also included bitter
disagreement between Jews
who hew to the traditional
Jewish law that says that a
person is a Jew only if was
born to a Jewish mother or is a
convert, and those who say
that Jewishness can be
transmitted through the father
as well as the mother.
Also causing rancor has been
the dissension between those
who say that a conversion per-
formed by any ordained rabbi
is valid, and those who say that
only conversions performed by
Orthodox rabbis are
Calling the conflicts "a
perilous fracture," Polish said
that "the Jewish people,
through its own leaders and in-
stitutions, has an obligation to
intervene." Specifically, he
said, "we must help raise the
consciousness of mainline Or-
thodoxy to the perils confron-
ting it by its retreat before the
Along parallel lines, he con-
tinued, "Reform and Conser-
vative Jews have also ratified
this abandonment of hope.
Secular Jews in Israel have
most recently joined the strug-
gle by enraged acts of retribu-
tion upon Orthodox institu-
tions, leaving us appalled by
the ferocity of frustration that
triggered these acts."
Castigating those who ques-
tion whether some Jews are
"really Jewish," Polish ex-
horted: "Who may say that a
Russian Jew who risks his life
for his Jewishness, or an
Ethiopian Jew who trudged in-
to the Sudan, is disqualified
from living as a free authentic
Jew? Who may say that the
Judaism of a non-Orthodox
rabbi who jeopardizes himself
by working among refuseniks
is tainted?"
At the same session, Yehuda
Rosenman, director of AJC's
Jewish Communal Affairs
Department, noted that AJC
had set up a year ago a task
force organized specifically to
deal with the problem of
disunity in Jewish religious
life. Chaired by AJC vice presi-
dent Alfred Moses and com-
prising lay leaders of the major
American Jewish religious
movements, the task force,
said Rosenman had been
meeting regularly and had
recently issued recommenda-
tions for ameliorating the con-
flicts. Among these recom-
mendations, he said, were
That there be "a return to
civil discourse" among Jews;
that the various Jewish
religious movements "renew a
commitment to joint action on
a common Jewish agenda"
that "the educational pro-
grams of each movement
stress not only the beliefs and
practices of that movement
but also the factors that united
all Jews and promote mutual
respect"; and that American
Jewry consider establishing a
national beth din (Jewish
religious court), with local
branches, that could deal with
certain religious issues in a
way acceptable to all Jewish
religious movements.
Quebec Leads Canada in
Anti-Semitic Stance
Anti-Semitic sentiments are
more prevalent in Quebec pro-
vince, and in its largest city,
Montreal, than elsewhere in
Canada, according to a survey
by B'nai B'rith. The lowest in-
cidence is in British Columbia.
The B'nai B'rith 1985
Review, 'just published,
reported that from 1983 to
1985, an average of 22.4 per-
cent of Montreal residents felt
Jews have too much power,
compared to 16 percent in
Toronto and 5 percent in
In Montreal, 14.2 percent of
respondents to a poll said they
would not vote for a Jew, com-
pared to 7.1 percent in Toron-
to and 4.5 percent in Van-
couver. On a province-wide
basis, 19.6 percent of Quebec
citizens would not vote for a
Jewish candidate. The percen-
tage was 7.1 in Ontario and on-
ly 2 percent in British
Although there has been a
decline in anti-Semitic in-
cidents nationwide, 16.4 per-
cent of Canadians in 1985
thought Jews have too much
power compared to 12.7 per-
cent in 1984 and 13.5 percent
in 1983.
Prof. H. Taylor Buckner of
Concordia University in Mon-
treal, who analyzed the poll
data, told a press conference
that "lack of contact between
Francophone Quebecers and
the Jewish community" ex-
plains the greater prevalence
of anti-Semitic attitudes in the
Buckner suggested that con-
tributing factors were
Quebec's history and the
teachings of the Catholic
Church. He noted that older
and less educated persons
tended to be more prejudiced
than younger persons and
those educated beyond high
school. The 1985 poll was con-
ducted among 2,059 adults.
On the plus side, anti-
Semitic incidents such as van-
dalism, attacks on synagogues
and on private Jewish proper-
ty, fell from 126 in 1984 to 95
in 1985, a 24.6 percent drop.
The Big Winner
By anybody's standards,
Sasson Naftali, a taxi driver
from Tirat HaCarmel near
Haifa is a big winner. He hit
the jackpot in the national lot-
tery recently. His $5 invest-
ment brought him a return of
Naftali, 43, who is of Iraqi
origin, has been playing the
lottery for years. He never
scored big but never gave up
he told reporters at his two-
bedroom flat.
Asked if he would share his
winnings with his five
children, 11 brothers and
sisters and his parents, Naftali
replied, "My children will have
to work to make money. Even
the biggest tycoon in America
sent his child to Alaska to
work." He did not identify the
tycoon. He said despite the for-
tune that came his way, he will
continue to drive a cab.
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Page 8 The Jewish FToridJan of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 14, 1986
Update ... Opinion
Residents of a Tel Aviv
suburb were delighted when
the municipality installed a
"nature corner" where
children could see birds and
animals thriving in natural
surroundings. Their pleasure
turned to dismay when they
found that cocks in the
"nature corner" summoned
residents to greet the dawn at
3 a.m. every day. The com-
munity complained to the
Noise Committee which
ordered the municipality to
move the cocks to the national
safari park at Ramat Gan. In-
spectors were sent to catch the
cocks but somebody must have
tipped the birds off about the
raid they were nowhere to
be found. As soon as the in-
spectors left, the cocks moved
back home again and express-
ed their delight all through the
The Arab-League boycott of
anything even remotely con-
nected with Israel or Jews, has
added to its hit-list of an
"enemy of humanity" the fruit
section of Harrod's Depart-
ment Store in London. The en-
tire store is being boycotted
despite the fact it is the Queen
of England's favorite store
and is, in fact, now owned by
Arabs. Harrod's is popular
with their Arab clientele who
shop there for food imported
from around the world, in-
cluding fresh produce from
Despite its six year war with
Iran, Iraq said it is ready to
allow Iranian troops to pass
through their territory on
their way to attack Israel. Ob-
viously, the Islamic nations
unite on one point their
hatred of Israel.
An Israeli camel expert
claims if properly bred and
raised, camels could become
the dairy cows of the desert. A
camel can produce between 12
and 20 quarts of milk a day.
And camel milk does not sour.
A disclosure Bill, drafted
and sponsored by the
American Jewish Congress
has gone into effect. It re-
quires disclosure by American
Universities of grants from
foreign sources and the condi-
tions of such gifts. This in-
cludes faculty assignments,
establishment of departments,
lecture programs and financial
aid to students of a specified
country, religion, sex, ethnic
origin or political opinion. All
disclosure reports will be open
public records.
The West German govern-
ment will contribute towards
building an international
meeting center for young peo-
ple at Auschwitz, to improve
international understanding.
The idea for the Center came
from the West Berlin
Evangelical Church.
A Square in Salonika was
renamed the Square of the
Jewish Martyrs, in memory of
the 56,000 Greek Jews
murdered by the Nazis. The
Square is bordered on one side
by a school built in memory of
the 12,000 Greek children
murdered in the Holocaust.
Rabbi Yossef, who heads the
Sephardi Council of Sages in
Israel, gave his. opinion in
response to an inquiry by Or-
thodox Israeli Jews leaving on
an organized trip to Spain. In-
cluded in their program was a
visit to a bullfight. Could it go
ahead? The answer was "No!
Never!." Rabbi Yossef stated
that a bullfight was against the
basic tenets of Judaism, which
insist on protection of animal
life against wanton destruc-
tion. Rabbi Yossef urged the
travellers to go to a zoo
Oil tycoon Armand Hammer
formed a group of investors to
search for oil in the mountains
and ravines of the western and
central Negev. The prospec-
ting is based on promising
results obtained from
geological surveys. Dr. Ham-
mer also plans to have a gas
pipeline from Egypt to Israel.
Rome's first Mosque may
have to be demolished: because
the architect miscalculated
and designed it to face Tel
Aviv instead of Mecca. It is
claimed the building is five
degrees off course, meaning
that Moslems would actually
be praying in the direction of
Israel. The Italian architect is
trying to avoid demolishing
the building while still satisfy-
ing Moslems.
Franz Vranitzkv, Austrian
Chancellor, attended the Yom
Kippur service in Vienna's
Central Synagogue, as the
guest of the Jewish communi-
ty. This was the first time that
the head of an Austrian
government attended such a
A recent survey of the
Negev Desert revealed that
the town of Arad was built
over $5 billion worth of
phosphates. This was not
known when the town was
founded. Now, the city faces
the dilemma of how to extract
the phosphates and preserve
the town. A new phosphate
plant on the edge of Arad
would cause poisonous
materials to cover the town
and ruin its unique ecological
Professor Nir of Hebrew
University's Agriculture
Faculty has taken a hard look
at the feed presented to most
of Israel's chickens, and found
that softening the texture of
the pellets did much to im-
prove their appetite. Ap-
parently, the birds prefer soft
pellets to powdery mixture
because they like the feel of
the texture on their beaks.
"Chickens are not nearly as
feather-brained as we general-
ly imagine," he says. The
discovery could lead to
cheaper poultry.
Mystery surrounds the
disappearance from the Saint-
Joseph Prison in Lyon of all
documents referring to Klaus
Barbie the notorious Nazi
"Butcher of Lyon" who is be-
ing held at the jail awaiting
Dr. Levi-Montalcini who
won the 1986 Nobel Prize for
Medicine was born in Turin in-
to a distinguished Italian-
Jewish family, and is proud of
her Jewishness. She was bar-
red from Italian universities
because of the fascist racial
law of 1938, but pursued her
studies in Neurology, setting
up a mini laboratory in her
bedroom, and later in a
farmhouse on the outskirts
of Turin, where she lived on
omelettes made with the eggs
she had previously used for her
work on embryos. During
World War II, she was active
in the Resistance movement
under an assumed name.
An unusually large number
of Roman Catholics, including
many scholars, attended a
series of lectures on the
history of Polish Jewry recent-
ly held in one of Europe's
oldest universities in Cracow.
The four-day international
conference included
assimilated Polish Jews whose
interest in Jewish history was
reawakened by the Con-
ference. Of the 3,500,000 Jews
living in Poland in 1939, three
million were murdered by the
Nazis. The present number of
Jews in Poland is no more than
The Church of Jesus Christ
Christian launched a
recruiting campaign in Bri-
tain. Their leader is a former
U.S. Army Engineer. The Sect
is known as the Aryan Na-
tions. Members of this group
were convicted of the murder
of Alan Berg, a Denver Jewish
radio commentator who had
persistently criticized them.
They were also convicted of
bank robberies, counterfeiting
and plotting to murder Jews
and bomb Synagogues. Their
literature consistently
describes the media as
"Jewsmedia" and preaches
racism, anti-Semitism and
sometimes advocates violence.
A British book publisher who
participated in the first inter-
national book fair in Peking,
said his entire display of books
of Jewish interest was bought,
in its entirety, for the Chinese
library system. He was told
that the Chinese government
has appointed a senior official
to document and record the
history of former Jewish com-
munities in China, and to
publicize sites where they liv-
ed, for the benefit of Jewish
and other visitors to the
Ever wonder how the
Biblical land of Israel actually
looked? Ten minutes' drive
from Ben-Gurion Airport, bet-
ween Jerusalem and Tel Aviv,
lies Neot Kedumin, a Biblical
Landscape Reserve. Within
are flowers and plants men-
tioned in the Bible and
Talmud; a Garden of Wisdom
Literature, with trees and date
palms growing as they did in
the Temple Courtyard design-
ed by King Solomon. You
might bump into a desert
shrub which produced the rope
Delilah used to bind Samson;
there are willows and myrtles
used on the Feast of the Taber-
nacles and herbs used at
Israel's first woman
General, Brigadier-General
Amira Do tan, was promoted
from Colonel. Up to now,
"Colonel" was tne highest
rank a woman in the Israeli ar-
my could attain. General
Dotan is the head of the
Women's Army Corps.
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the West Bank have a $4
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there and then decided to pret
tify_ the ajea bv pUtting
parkland in front of the block
Someone did what you should
never do in Israel: he called in
the archaeologists "just to see
if there's anything there
before we clear the land." To
the mingled joy and despair of
the Ministry, the ar-
chaeologists uncovered what is
thought to be the best Byzan-
tine church in all of Israel, con-
taining whole floors of ex-
quisite mosaics and an adjoin-
ing churchyard cemetery. Two
headaches are what to do
about the Cohanim who must
have lived over the cemetery
and what to do about clearing
the people out of the flats in
order to open the site to the
public. It is estimated it will
cost $4 million to buy the peo-
ple out of their flats.
Our efforts to free Soviet
Jews must go forward with
renewed vigor. At great per-
sonal peril, 400,000 Jews in
the Soviet Union have
registered their desire to
emigrate to Israel and to ex-
press their Jewishness as free
people. An immensity of
Jewish intellect is imprisoned
behind the Iron Curtain. Is
ours to be the generation that
puts the comfort of our ex-
istence in freedom ahead of ef-
forts to rescue our brethren
suffering under Soviet
Egypt's Minister of Defense
and War Production, Abdal
Halim Abu Ghazalah, stated
that Egypt must continue cur-
rent levels of military spen-
ding "to deter hostile powers
with ambitions in the Arab
homeland and to be a match
for Israel's growing armed
Ghazalah told a Kuwaiti dai-
ly that since the 1973 war his
country's military hardware
and training have increased
several times over.
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Page 18 The Jewish FlorkKan of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 14, 1986
Cantor Announced
Temple Beth El To Hold Installation
A dual installation will take
place at Temple Beth El on
North Flagler Blvd., West
Palm Beach, Nov. 14 and 15.
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen and Can-
tor Norman F. Brody will be
installed at 8:15 p.m., Friday
by Rabbi Benjamin Kreitman,
Executive Vice President of
the United Synagogue of
America and Harold Wishna,
Southeast Region Director. On
Saturday at 9:30 a.m., the con-
gregation will hear the Rab-
binic and Cantorial responses.
Cantor Brody will respond
Temple President Gail
Pariser calls Rabbi Cohen and
Cantor Brody a "dynamic duo.
Together they create an ex-
citing spiritual team enhanc-
ing the magnificence of the
Shabbat service."

Rabbi Cohen came to Temple
Beth El, Aug. 1, after 10 years
at Synagogue Emanu-El in
Charleston, S.C.
Cantor Brody joined Temple
Beth El, Sept. 12. He earned
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen
his Bachelors and Masters in
Music from the University of
Michigan. Beginning in 1962
at Beth Israel Congregation in
Ann Arbor. Mich., he most
recently was full time cantor
at Temple Emanuel, Andover,
Mass. He has made opera ap-
C an tor Norman F. Brody
pearances with Chicago Lyric
Opera and New York Opera
Companies, appeared in
Broadway musicals and as
featured soloist and musical
arranger for Winged Victory
Overcoming Humiliating Trauma
Continued from Page 7-
with Soviet support, to British
and Western interests.
IN A SEPARATE article in
the London Times recently,
James calls Eden a frustrated
peacemaker who was driven to
force as a last resort. He says
Eden was "absolutely right"
in his assessment of Nasser,
whom he describes as an
"unpleasant and dangerous
He concludes, however, that
Eden "not only outlived
Nasser but saw his old oppo-
nent's megalomaniac dreams
and stratagems collapse, his
only memorial being the divid-
ed and embittered Middle
East, and an Egypt that has
moved from fantasy into cold
When Dulles was almost on
his death bed, the writer
recalls, he said to Selwyn
Lloyd, Eden's 1956 Foreign
Secretary: "Hell, Selwyn, why
did you stop? Why didn't you
go through with it and get
Nasser down?"
James comments: "It would
have been better for everyone
if that had happened ..."
New Regulations on Arms Dealers
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin has introduced amend-
ments to existing regulations
governing reserve officers
who become arms dealers
after retiring from active ser-
vice. The changes are a direct
result of recent cases in which
high-ranking former Israel
Defense Force officers were
allegedly involved in the illegal
sale of American weaponry
stockpiled in Israel to third
While it is still permissible
for reservists to go into the
arms business or to export
their military know-how, they
will hereafter need to obtain
two permits, the same as re-
quired by civilians.
A Defense Ministry
spokesman said a reservist will
have to obtain a permit from
the Ministry before engaging
in negotiations for arms sales
and a license before implemen-
ting any agreement reached
with an oveseas purchaser.
"Mr, Community" named pre
of BETH DrWID Memorial Gardens
Alfred Golden, prominent
business leader in both Jewish
and secular communities, has
been appointed president of
Beth David Memorial Gardens,
Hollywood. Mr. Golden, active
in numerous community
organizations, is the only
individual in the United States
to sit on Federation boards in
three cities simultaneously
(Miami, Ft. Lauderdale,
Formerly president
of Riverside Memorial
Chapels, he looks forward
to greeting and serving all
of his friends at the beauti-
ful Beth David Memorial
With the addition
of Alfred Golden as
president of Beth David...
the tradition continues.
Alfred Golden
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501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.;
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Satur-
day 9 a.m.
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.
at Temple B'nai Jacob, 2177 Congress Ave., West Palm Beach.
Mailing address: 500 South Australian Ave., Suite 402, West
Palm Beach, FL 33401. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch. Cantor Howard
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services 6:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha followed by Sholosh
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33413.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. 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. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. 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 daily 8:30 a.m. Friday evening 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 am.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G. Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Dr., Royal Palm Beach, FL
33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. Rabbi
Seymour Friedman. Phone 798-8888.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch. Cantor
Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and
holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Israel J. Barzak. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 Haverhill Rd., West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and sundown. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
857146. Port St Lucie, FL 38452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
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. i
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Steven R.
Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone 793-2700.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantor Peter
Taormina. 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: 6154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471-1526.

Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Tradition: What Has Happened
To It in Spanish Tradition?
Broadway and television star Bonnie
Franklin will team up with violinist Itzhak
Perlman to hoat the first five episodes of
'Shalom Sesame.' Perlman it a native-born
Israeli, and it will be a 'homecoming* for
him aa he site with friends in a street cafe
on Dizengoff. Franklin will be a first-time
tourist, exploring the sites and sounds of
'Sesame Street9
Set To Appear in Israeli Version
Continued from Page 5
the side of Israel often over-
shadowed by evening newscasts:
the Israel which blends an ancient
and modern culture, beautiful
landscapes and rich traditions,
and the Israel of warm friends,
neighborhood, and tolerance.
Family Magazine has also been
created for children and their
parents in order to reinforce and
extend the curriculum goals of the
series. Produced with the same
high standards set by CTW's
other publications such as the
"Sesame Street" and "3-2-1 Con-
tact" magazine, the full-color,
brightly-designed, 40-page
magazine has been conceived,
written, edited, and designed by
the very best of CTW's creative
staff, with the assistance of Israeli
photographers, artists, and
Jewish educational advisers.
The major purpose of the
magazine is to provide a bridge
between American and Israel1
children, and make "Shalom
Sesame's" transition from Israel
more meaningful to American
non-Hebrew speaking audiences.
Related activities, stories and
games can reinforce what was
presented on the programs or,
perhaps, more important, enable
parents and their children to ex-
plore together the culture, tradi-
tion, and language presented in
the series, even after the viewing
is over.
JOAN GANZ Cooney, president
of CTW, said, 'Shalom Sesame'
is an important experiment since
it is the first foreign co-production
of 'Sesame Street' to be adapted
for American audiences."
CTW is making arrangements
for the American Friends of
Rechov Sumsum (a volunteer
group of American supporters) to
serve as distributor for "Shalom
Sesame." The American Friends
organization is planning to have
these five shows and the family
magazine available as a home
video project through ar-
rangements with Boards of
Jewish Education, Federations,
and other national organizations
in select cities across the country.
Noted Israeli Psychologist to Visit U.S.
Dr. Yecheskiel Cohen, ex-
ecutive director of the B'nai
B'rith Women Children's
Home in Israel, will discuss his
innovative drug-free therapy
for emotionally disturbed
children during his November
I tour of the United States.
Dr. Cohen's scheduled ap-
Ipearances in New York, Los
I Angeles, Washington, Texas
land Florida are part of B'nai
B'rith Women's $1.5 million
[Building with Love Capital
[Campaign designed to expand
Tnd renovate its Children's
Jome. The BBW Home and
jroup House, two residential
treatment centers for 8- to
14-year-old emotionally
disturbed boys, are supported
Py B nai B'rith Women, and
pave gained an international
eputation for excellence in
he field of mental health.
DrjCohen attributes the ex-
raordinary recovery rate of
[his boys'rto the Home's uni-
|ue therapy, which relies on
jnysical and emotional
rnolding" and a long-term
py in a residential setting.
ftarf members are encouraged
r cmmit themselves to a five-
lear stay, which contributes to
I stable environment and
pengthens emotional bon-
ing with the children. "Most
my senior staff members
Dr. Yecheskiel Cohen with a boy at the B'nai B'rith Women
Children's Home in Jerusalem. The unique residential treat-
ment center, the only institution of its kind in Iarael, has
gained a wide reputation in the mental health field, through
its use of physical and emotional holding, rather than the use
of drugs.
have been here for over 15
years," says Cohen, who has
devoted his career to the BBW
Children's Home. The clinical
psychologist and
psychoanalyst has worked at
the Home for nearly 30 years.
The BBW Children's Home,
established in 1943 to treat the
emotionally scarred orphans of
the Nazi Holocaust, is the only
treatment center of its kind in
B'nai B'rith women is an in-
ternational Jewish women's
organization with 120,000
members in the United States
and Canada, working to unite
Jewish women as a force for
social advancement through
education, service and action.
Continued from Page 5
everyone was crying," recalls
Benzacquan. The responsibilities
of marriage and family life are
regarded with the utmost
seriousness, he explains.
AFTER THE glass is broken,
the family retires to eat a special
ceremonial feast at which hymns
of praise are sung to honor the
young couple.
The Castillian marriage con-
tract, used by the Jews of Spanish
Morocco, is unusual as well. First
of all, explains Benzacquan, it con-
tains modifications which en-
courage the cause of women's
rights. For example, a Castillian
ketuba states that the wife may in-
herit directly from her husband's
estate, so that in the event of
widowhood she will have her own
money and will not need to depend
on her children for support. The
ketuba also lists, in detail, the
lineage of both the bride and
groom. After the wedding it is
taken to the mother of the bride's
home and hidden there.
Following the wedding
ceremony, the bride and groom go
to their new home. Behind the
door a bottle of milk, oil and sugar
are left as good omens for the
house. "It is also traditional for
the bride to bring the couples mat-
tresses," adds Benzacquan. He
and his wife followed both of these
The wedding celebration is
followed up with a week of gala
feasting. "In old Tangier each
night of Sheva BracKot, or Seven
Blessings, was used as an occasion
to honor a different group in the
community. One night was for the
Chevra Kadiaha, another night for
neighbors, another night for the
poor," says Benzacquan.
happy that they decided to marry
in the traditional style. Departing
from tradition, however, Benzac-
quan made sure to see the lineage
on his ketuba which begins with a
well-known kabbalist who surviv-
ed the Spanish Inquisition and
was reputed to have had daily con-
versations with the prophet
The Benzacquans are proud to
have preserved the flavor of old
Morocco and relish occasions
when they can reenact and/or
resurrect old customs and tradi-
tions. "I'm just waiting for the
Brit Mila of my son," says Ben-
zacquan with a grin.
USSR Charged With
Mistreating Jewish Citizens
Continued from Page 3-
Soyiet Jews are the only
religious denomination that
has no central organization, no
theological seminary and no
facilities for regular contacts
with co-religionists elswehere
in the world, the report stated.
It charged further that anti-
Semitic discrimination and
propaganda continues to be
part of everyday life in the
Soviet Union.
The press conference, held
at the Jewish Community
Center here, took note of the
occasional releases of promi-
nent Soviet Jews to go to
Israel or Western countries.
While these are welcome, the
Committee said, the Soviet
Union must not be allowed to
confuse world opinion by such
"WE ARE HERE to draw
public attention to the overall
condition of Jews in the USSR
to which the Vienna Con-
ference must address itself in
its efforts to restore the in-
tegrity of the Helsinki accords
in all their aspects and assure
their ^ effective implementa-
tion," a Committee statement
The Committee's charges
against the Soviet regime
were a 'firmed by the Inter-
national Helsinki Federation
for Human Rights at a
separate press conference. Its
report said that the Hebrew
language has been rendered
virtually inaccessible to Soviet
Jews. There are no Jewish
schools in the USSR, not even
in the erstwhile Jewish
autonomous region of Birobid-
jan, in eastern Siberia, where
only one half of one percent of
the present population is
Refuseniks at the press con-
ference of the Committee for
Jews in the Soviet Union of-
fered personal accounts of
their ordeals. Vladimir Brod-
sky, a medical doctor released
from prison only three weeks
ago and allowed to emigrate,
said he endured repeated
beatings, harsh forced labor.
hunger and disease. He saw
his release as a positive sign,
however, because it came
about without any trade for a
Soviet spy in the West.
BRODSKY attributed his
freedom to the pressure of
Western public opinion, not
the intervention by any head of
state. "I hope that mine will
not remain a singular case," he
Alexander Gonorusky, who
now lives in Israel, pleaded for
the release of his crippled
father who has tried in vain to
obtain an exit permit for 13
Vladimir Magarik, also an
Israeli citizen, begged for the
release of his son, Aleksei, a
Hebrew teacher who has been
indicted for illegal possession
of drugs and put in a cell with
murderers who beat and
harass him.
Dana Fridman called atten-
tion to her sister, Ida Nudel,
who after imprisonment and
exile has once more been exil-
ed to Bendery in Moravia.
Alexander Slepak reminded
the world media that his
parents, Vladimir and Maria,
have been trying for 16 years
to obtain permission to leave
the USSR, without success.
Vanunu Detained
By Israel
Continued from Page 1
coin 1963.
People who knew the
nuclear technician when he
was a student of geology and
philosophy at Ben Gurion
University of the Negev in
Beersheba have a few flatter-
ing things to say about him.
Some describe him as a
"colorless personality." They
say his only friends were
Arabs and that he devoted
much of his time to Communist
and Palestinian causes.

Overcoming A
Humiliating Trauma
30th anniversary of the Suez
affair, British public opinion
suddenly appears to be taking
a less critical view of the
events culminating in one of
this country's greatest ever
humiliations and which
catapulted the glamorous and
talented Prime Minister An-
thony Eden from power.
This may partly reflect the
current British disenchant-
ment with present-day Arab
nationalism. It is also due to a
new and highly acclaimed
biography of Eden, which
views with sympathy his deci-
sion to reply with force to
Egyptian President Gamal
Abdel Nasser's unilateral na-
tionalization of the Suez Canal.
tain and France, in secret col-
lusion with Israel, invaded
Egypt to regain control of the
Suez Canal, through which
two-thirds of Britain's vital oil
supplies were transported. In
the face of world-wide uproar,
from the United States, Soviet
Union and much of the United
Nations, the invaders had to
retreat, presenting Nasser
with a spectacular political
Recently, Britain was again
at odds with the leading Arab
nationalist state not Egypt
but Syria, whose involvement
in the El Al aircraft bomb plot
last April caused Britain to
break off diplomatic relations
with Damascus.
As in 1956, Britain finds
itself uncomfortably isolated.
This time, it is the Israelis and
the Americans who are siding
with Britain. But France, Bri-
tain's 1966 comrade-in-arms,
has turned a deaf ear to British
pleas for solidarity; so did the
other European Economic
Community (EEC) partners,
not to mention the Soviet
Union which stridently sup-
ported the extreme Syrian
IT IS THE Syrians
themselves who have drawn a
parallel between the present
British-Syrian rift and the
events of 1956. Syrian officials
are claiming that Britain had
conspired against Damascus
with the U.S. and Israel just as
in 1966 they had plotted
against Nasser with France
and Israel.
The British reappraisal of
Eden emerges in the official
biography of him by historian
and fellow Conservative Party
Solitician Robert Rhodes
ames, published here last
In it, the author largely vin-
dicates Eden's motives for try-
ing to topple Nasser and places
much of the blame for his
failure on the slowness of Bri-
tain's military operations, on
the ambiguity of U.S.
Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles, and the doubters in the
British Cabinet.
He also excuses Eden's con-
troversial habit of equating
Nasser with Hitler or
Mussolini, pointing out that it
was the then Labor opposition
leader Hugh Gaitskell who had
first made this emotive com-
parison. At the same time,
James emphasizes the danger
which the revolutionary Egyp-
tian leader increasingly posed,
Continued on Page 18-
Friday, November 14. 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Bitter Confrontation Ends Amicably
Continued from Page 1
because the Orthodox have prevented it from renting other premises. Jerusalem
Mayor Teddy Kollek has offered the congregation land to build a house of wor-
ship and has promised to assist in raising funds for the new building.
IN NEW YORK, six presidents of Conservative Jewish organizations con-
demned the disruption oi the Reform Simchat Torah services and criticized
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Minister of Religious Affairs Zevulun Ham-
mer for their failure to speak out against the disruption. The Conservative
leaders said recently in a statement:
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civil rights and against the principles of a democratic society. The outrageous
events in the Kol Haneshama Congregation on Oct. 24 are essentially contrary to
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 14, 1986
Looking Back
25 Years of Local
Jewish Federation History
Forty-eight years ago a handful of dedicated, energetic r
j and far sighted people began an undertaking that would
ultimately become the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County. It was a time when anyone who was Jewish in West
Palm Beach knew every other Jew. The year was 19S8, when
the Federated Jewish Charities of Palm Beach County was
Twenty-four years later, in 1961, under the leadership of:-:
Morton SUberman, the newly elected President, the Jewish ;;
' Federation of Palm Beach County began. Look back with us,
in successive issues of the Jewish Floridian, upon 25 years !;
of local Federation history a history rich in people work- :
ing together to meet the needs of a growing Jewish |
Limited number of memberships offered for Family
5;: Program at the newly completed Camp Shalom. The plann-
'"' ed Sunday programs consist of athletic events, beauty con-
tests, and a watermelon feast.
Jewish Federation becomes the newest member agency
| of the West Palm Beach Community Chest.
Campaign raises $82,000.
% Pre-schoolers perform in a program during the summer
& % of 1964 at Camp Shalom
Women's Division The Early Years
Today Women's Division is
an integral part of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County having raised 26 per-
cent of last year's Federation-
UJA Campaign. However in
the early 60's, when Federa-
tion itself was in its formative
years, Women's Division was
very new. According to Millie
Fier, who served as Co-
Chairman with the first
Women's Division President
Barbara Machinest, "it took
awhile for people to accept us.
The husbands were the ones
who gave and the women had
little to say about it, but even
women who didn't approve of
giving as individuals became
involved later on."
Gathered together at an early Women's Division fund-raiser
are (left to right) Faye Grunner, Cyanic List, Joanne
more Jews here
In addition to the
Continued on Page 3
Barbara Machinest, who had
moved out of the area many Liebovit, Millie Fier, Helen Goldman, and Hattie Kominers.
e*r8 A? aa '"Vr'^'JS pl.ce Federation at the head of and a General Gift. Luncheon
^Shl JaTvery effi. ?our list of W contrition." **J^JU*J
According to Mrs. Fier, that that was great but corn-
most large contributions were pared to today with so many
made by older ladies who were
widows and had money of their
own. "I can't believe that my
first pledge was so small and I
had to ask my husband for it.
When I think of that now, I
blush. In those days if you
couldn't contribute financially,
you would do your share by
participating as a volunteer.
We quickly realized, though,
that one had to do both."
The next two years saw
Frieda Affron at the helm of
Women's Division. Mrs. Af-
fron still lives in this communi-
ty but does not remember
much about those years.
However, Mrs. Affron recalled
that women continued to hold
Advanced Gift Luncheon
dent." They worked closely to
plan for two fund-raising
events in 1962. The Honorable
Abraham Ribicoff, then
Secretary of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare, was the
guest speaker at a $50
minimum gift coffee at the
home of Mrs. Allen Manus.
Two days later a general gifts
dutch treat luncheon was held
at the Towers where Mrs. Avis
Shulman was the -guest
In an open letter from
Women's Division, Mrs.
Machinest wrote, "Let me ask
that you examine your cons-
ciences as you would your last
year's wardrobe. As charitable
women who support many
local and national organiza-
tions, I know that you will
recognize the urgent need to
1962 WOMEN'S
Barbara Machinest,
Millie Fier, Co-Chairman
Cynnie List, Advisory
Elsie Leviton, Secretary
Sophie Dickson, Treasurer
Frieda Affron, President
Sylvia Lewis, Campaign
"Is 1986 the best year to make a gift to the
Federation's Endowment Fund?"
Your accountant will probably answer with an
emphatic "YES". The pending Tax Reform Act
indicates that there will be a distinct advantage in
making substantial gifts before the end of this year.
You and the community can benefit from your
donation to the Federation's Endowment Fund.
For more information on how your gift can:
...provide you with income for life, or
...allow you to recommend future distributions
to charities, or
...perpetuate your annual gift to the Campaign,
Endowment Director
501 South r lagler Drive. Suite 305
West Palm Beach. FL 33401
(30518.32 2120

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Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, Nov. 16,9 a.m. WPTV Channel
5 with host Barbara Gordon Green Rev. William Dlin-
sky, pastor of Calvary Temple.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Nov. 16,7:30 a.m. WPBR1340
AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Nov. 16, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX TV 29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Nov. 20, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1340 AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
COMING EVENT: SHALOM '87, Wednesday, Feb. 25,
mat. 2:30 p.m. eve. 8 p.m. West Palm Beach
WEST OF HESTER STREET Friday, Nov. 14, 10
p.m. WPBT Channel 2 The settlement of Jewish im-
migrants in America's heartland is documented.
* Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
November 14
Jewish Community Center campaign weekend through
Nov. 16 Council of Jewish Federations General
Assembly in Chicago through Nov. 16 Free Sons of
Israel board -10:30 a.m. Jewish Federation Century
Village Meeting -10 a.m. Temple Beth El Installation
weekend through Nov. 15
November 15
Temple Judea Art Auction at PGA Sheraton dinner 6
p.m., preview 7:30 p.m., auction 8 p.m.
November 16
Jewish Federation In-Service Teacher Workshop
Women's American ORT-Royal-Rummage Sale B'nai
B'rith No. 3196 9:30 a.m. Hadassah Z'Hava Israel
Bazaar 9 a.m. Women's American ORT Mid Palm -
Ballet at P.B. Junior College
November 17
Jewish Federation Executive Committee 4 p.m.
Jewish Community Day School executive committee 7:45
p.m. American Israeli Lighthouse -1 p.m. Jewish War
Veterans No. 507 board 7:30 p.m. Women's American
ORT Palm Beach Homecoming luncheon at The Royce
Brandeis University Women Palm Beach West 12:30
p.m. Golden Lakes Temple noon Hadassah Tikvah -
paid up luncheon 12:30 p.m. Hadassah Aliya 1 p.m.
Jewish Family and Children's Service board 7:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT West Bend MEED 1 p.m.
United Jewish Appeal Fly-In through Nov. 18
Hadassah West Boynton luncheon 11:30 a.m.
November 18
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Commit-
tee 8 p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood -1
p.m. Yiddish Culture Group Century Village -10 a.m.
Temple Israel board 7:30 p.m. Hadassah Lee Vassil -
card party luncheon Hadassah Henrietta Szold -1 p.m.
American Jewish Congress board 12:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT Lakes of Poinciana board -
12:30 p.m. Hadassah Aviva luncheon/fashion show at
The Royce noon* Jewish Federation Gala Endowment
Meeting and The Governors Club 4:30 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Women Shalom noon Jewish Federation -
Soviet Jewry Task Force 2 p.m.
November 19
Jewish Federation Women's Division Executive Com-
mittee 10 a.m. and Board noon B'nai B'rith Women -
Olam board 10 a.m. Na'Amat USA Ezrat naid up
luncheon noon National Council of Jewish Women -
Palm Beach 10 a.m. Hadassah Shalom 12:30 p.m.
Yiddish Culture Group Cresthaven 1 p.m. Jewish
Federation Young Adult Division Board Meeting 7
p.m. Jewish Federation Demographic Study Meeting
7:30 p.m. Jewish Federation 25th Anniversary Com-
mittee 4 p.m. Jewish Federation Campaign Division
8 a.m.
November 20
Jewish Federation Women's Division Business and
Professional Event 6 p.m. National Council of Jewish
Women Okeechobee 12:30 p.m. Women's American
ORT Haverhill study group 1 p.m. Morse Geriatric
Center Women's Auxiliary board -1:30 p.m. Hadassah -
Bat Gurion 9:30 a.m. Women's American ORT West
Palm Beach board 9:30 a.m. Golden Lakes Temple
Men's Club 9:30 a.m. Jewish Federation Community
Relations Council noon Hadassah Z'Hava Jewish
Federation Palm Beach Campaign Meeting 4 p.m.
Helping People
Single Parents Fill Many Roles
Assistant Executive
Director of Jewish Family
and Children's Service
(AM case names mentioned in
these articles are fictitious;
client information at Jewish
Family and Children's Service
is held in the strictest of
The problems that single
parents nave faced is not news
to people who have already ex-
perienced the process or who
read newspapers, listen to the
radio, or watch TV. Single
parents are people who have to
fulfill many roles (ALONE).
Responsibilities that used to be
shared by a couple many times
now fall mainly on the parent
that has primary custody.
And, even when a divorced
couple work cooperatively
around issues of child care and
child support, there are stall
many difficult moments left
for parents when they try to
address their children's ques-
tions and frustration, or try to
stretch a family budget that
used to be much bigger.
Jewish Family Service agen-
cies across the United States
and Canada serve many single
parent families who are deal-
ing with the numerous dimen-
sions of divorce. A recent
survey in Chicago revealed
that single parent households
are the group most dependent
upon Jewish charitable ser-
vices. And, even in the rare
cases when a family living
standard is not significantly
reduced by a divorce, there are
still emotional scars and social
adjustments that have to be
dealt with.
In recognition of the needs
of single parents, JFCS will be
ninning a therapy group for
single parents, starting in late
November. Anyone interested
in joining this group should
contact Sandy Grunther
MSW, LCSW, at 684-1991. '
Children s Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc., is a non-
profit agency designed to meet
the social, emotional and
counseling needs of the Jewish
community of Palm Beach
County. Our office is located at
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
Suite 104. Our telephone
number is 684-1991. The
Jewish Family and Children's
Service is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation and
the United Way of Palm Beach
Chief Rabbinate Council Rules
Heart Transplants Permissible
Leading Israeli physicians and
Health Minister Shoshana
Arbeli-Almoslino welcomed
the Chief Rabbinate Council's
ruling that heart transplant
operations are permissible
under certain conditions accor-
ding to religious law.
A leading heart surgeon
commented that the halachic
decision means that Israel is
now among the world's
enlightened countries. The
Hadassah Medical Center here
announced preparations for
the first heart transplant
surgery. The hospital in-
dicated that it is fully qualified
and equipped for the pro-
cedure but had delayed only
because it wanted to comply
with rabbinical directives.
THE CHIEF Rabbinate rul-
ing came after weeks of discus-
sion between the 12-man Rab-
binate Council and a panel of
doctors. The issue was the
definition of death, as applied
to the donor of the heart or
other vital organs.
Many rabbis had long in-
sisted that death occurs only
when the heart stops beating,
regardless of the fact that
hearts can be kept beating by
artificial means after the brain
ceases to function. Now ap-
parently the Chief Rabbinate
accepts the medical definition
of death, which is death of the
Shlomo Goren, the former
Aahkenazic Chief Rabbi, said
in an article published in the
Receives Award
Appeal of Conscience Foundation
has presented its annual Crystal
Star awards to Vernon Walters,
permanent U.S. representative to
the United Nations, and philan-
thropists Milton and Carroll
Jerusalem Post, that death oc-
curs when the part of the brain
responsible for breathing has
ceased to function for a
minimum of seven minutes.
Goren wrote in connection
with Israel's first two liver
transplant operations per-
formed at Rarnbam Hospital in
Haifa last month without rab-
binical sanction because the
transplants were urgently
needed. Both patients are in
critical condition from post-
operative infections.
For your cards and letters
as well as your good wishes!
I am feeling better and am
looking forward to seeing all of you.
Myron Nickman
1987 Campaign
Major Events
Major Gifts Dinner
Honored Quest
Israel's Ambassador to the UN
$25,000 minimum commitment
President's Dinner
At The Breakers
$10,000 minimum commitment
Community Dinner
At The Breakers
$1,200 minimum commitment
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Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
USSR Charged With Mistreating Jewish Citizens
severe indictment of the
Soviet Union for harsh treat-
ment of its Jewish citizens,
particularly those seeking to
emigrate, was lodged here on
the eve of the East-West
follow-up conference on im-
plementation of the human
rights provisions of the 1975
Helsinki accords.
The conference, attended by
delegations from 35 countries
and hundreds of observers,
opened last Wednesday.
However, talks between
Secretary of State George
Shultz and Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevard-
nadze collapsed the next day
leaving the future of arms
negotiations unresolved.
Harman, president of the
Israeli Public Council for
Soviet Jewry, told the media
that implementation of the
Helsinki accords in relation to
Soviet Jews is a clear test of
the integrity of the Helsinki
Final Act.
The Committee for Jews in
the Soviet Union, meanwhile,
presented a detailed report on
the situation of Jews in the
USSR which showed it to have
deteriorated sharply despite
the strengthening of the
Helsinki human rights provi-
sions at the Madrid follow-up
conference in 1983. The Com-
mittee consists of represen-
tatives from Austria, Canada,
France, Israel, Switzerland,
Britain and the U.S.
The Committee's charges
were supported by the Inter-
national Helsinki Federation
for Human Rights, a Vienna-
based non-governmental
organization, and by the per-
sonal testimony of five promi-
nent former Soviet Jewish
refuseniks. Although they
were allowed to emigrate after
prolonged ordeals, their
presence here is to appeal
before an international forum
for the release of next of kin
still in the USSR.
THE REPORT by the Com-
mittee for Jews in the Soviet
Union, presented at a heavily
attended press conference,
noted first of all that the
emigration of Jews has been
virtually halted by the Soviet
The Early Years
Continued from Page 2
raisers, Women's Division held
mini-missions to educate the
women about the needs in
Israel. Mrs. Fier was the first
Chairman. "We took women
on a make-believe trip to
Israel. We wanted them to
realize what it meant leaving
your country and starting out
in a new land as immigrants.
So we role played that they
were thrown out of their coun-
try. They were given passports
and taken in a bus to Camp
Shalom where we served them
a typical Israeli meal. Then we
spent the week-end at a Holi-
day Inn and carried through
this theme. It was very
The early years of Women's
Division were characterized by
an emerging sense of identity
and responsibility on the part
of women in this community.
They provided the foundation
for today's women to say
"We've come a long way ... *
authorities even though nearly
400,000 have expressed their
wish to leave for Israel.
The sharp decrease in
emigration was documented
by the number of arrivals in
Vienna, the way-station where
Soviet Jews continue on to
Israel or to Western countries.
While in 1980 the average
monthly arrivals were well
above 1,700, only an average
of 64 a month passed through
Vienna during the first six
months of 1986.
According to the report,
11,000 Jews are known to nave
been refused permission to
leave. Thousands more have
been denied even the right to
apply for exit permits. These
refuseniks live as outcasts
from Soviet society. They have
no legal redress against
harassment and victimization,
the report said.
IN SOME cases, it noted,
refuseniks have been subjected
to long prison terms on false
charges. The real reason for
their incarceration is their de-
mand for civil rights and the
right to uphold their Jewish
identity, the report said.
The report noted that Jews
are the only recognized na-
tionality among the hundreds
of nationalities in the USSR
that is not allowed to study its
language, Hebrew, or to
transmit its cultural heritage
and tradition to its children.
Continued oa Pag* 17
3 To Head Federation Campaign at Century Village
Henry Grossman and
Samuel Wadler, who have co-
chaired the Jewish Federation-
United Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign at Century Village for
the past three years, have been
named to serve in the same
position for the fourth con-
secutive year. Appointed to
serve with them is Nathan
Cohen who has headed the
Campaign at the Greenbrier
condo in Century Village for
many years.
The appointments to the
leadership of the Federation-
UJA Campaign were made by
Jeanne Levy, General Cam-
paign Chairman, who said,
"Due to the efforts of these
three outstanding leaders, the
Century Village Campaign has
grown tremendously. Con-
tributions from 1984 to the
present have increased by over
50 percent. To achieve this,
these men have instituted a
most successful Campaign
organization which we are
presently utilizing as a model
in other similar developments.
We are indebted to their in-
genuity and commitment and
look forward to another ex-
cellent year under their
Hank Grossman, who is a
member of the Board of Direc-
tors and Campaign Cabinet of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, is a retired
elementary school principal
from New York City. He re-
mains active in community af-
fairs as a Board Member of the
Education Foundation of Palm
Beach and the Urban League.
He currently serves as a public
relations consultant to River-
side Funeral Chapels. A reci-
pient of-the Federation's Com-
munity Service Award and the
American Jewish Committee's
Svlvan Cole Human Relations
Hank Grossman
Award, Mr. Grossman sits on
the Board of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School and is a
past Vice President of Temple
Beth El.
Samuel Wadler, also a Board
member of Federation and its
Campaign Cabinet, served as
President of Temple Beth El
Sam Wadler
for five years and as President
of the temple's Men's Club. As
a founding member of the Cen-
tral Conservative Synagogue
of the Palm Beaches, he served
as a member of the
synagogue's Board of Gover-
nors and as the Chairman of its
Ways and Means Committee.
Nat Cohen
Originally from New York,
Mr. Wadler has been very ac-
tive in supporting Israel Bonds
and is past President of the
Displayment's Guild and past
Chancellor Commander of the
Conqueror Lodge of the
Continued on Page 19
Hornstein Receives Honorary Doctorate
Mr. Benjamin S. Hornstein,
a Palm Beach resident for the
past 25 years, received an
lonorary Doctor of Humane
Letters from Brandeis Univer-
sity Sunday, Nov. 2, as part of
the University's Founders Day
Convocation. Long active in
Jewish cultural, educational
and communal life, Mr. Horns-
tein is a benefactor of the two-
year Benjamin S. Hornstein
Program of Jewish Communal
Services of the Lown School of
Near Eastern and Judaic
Studies at Brandeis. He
established this program 18
years ago. Mr. Hornstein is
one of a small group of seven
or eight others who were
Benjamin S. Hornstein
honored for their contributions
to the prestigious university.
Locally, Mr. Hornstein's
reputation continues as a
philanthropist. He is a
benefactor of the Norton
Gallery and School of Art. In
addition, the Jewish Communi-
ty Day School of Palm Beach
County, to which he is a major
contributor, has its Elemen-
tary School named afer him.
"Mr. Hornstein has devoted
the better part of his life to the
betterment of man through his
generosity to education,
medicine, the arts, and
religious endeavors," stated
Continued oa Page 19
The Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center
of the Jewish Home for the Aged
of Palm Beach County
cordially invites you
The Second Gala Affair
Sunday. December 21st. 1986
the Breakers Hotel
Palm Beach
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Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Traditixm: What Happened To It in Spanish Weddings?
Aryeh Benzacquan, a young
rabbinical student, always knew
that when it came time for him to
marry he would do it right in
Benzacquan's case that meant a
ceremony conducted according to
the customs of the Jews of
Spanish Morocco, with all the
For his bride, the Tangiers-born
Benzacquan, an active member of
the Spanish Moroccan
Genealogical Society in Israel,
chose a daughter of Spanish
Morocco. "Mercedes comes from
Tetuan, a town 60 kilometers
from Tangiere so renowned for its
piety that it was called 'little
Jerusalem,' says Benzacquan.
In an uncharacteristic depar-
ture from tradition, the bride and
groom met on the campus of Bar-
Ilan University where they were
both students. In Spanish Moroc-
co, marriages were generally ar-
ranged by the parents, and the
couple saw little of each other un-
til they got to the chupah. "My
father told me that the only time
the couple could meet was at the
havdala ceremony at the close of
the Sabbath."
BUT ONCE THEY decided to
make it official, the Benzacquans
conformed strictly to the old
ways, which date from pre-
Inquisition Spain. The official
merrymaking began on the Sab-
bath preceding the wedding. "On
this Sabbath, known as the Sabt
ed Rax, or the Sabbath of royalty,
the bride's family welcomes the
groom's family into their home to
formalize the union between the
two families," explains Benzac-
quan, a custom which signals the
beginning of a long week of
feasting and celebration.
The next step on the road to the
chupah is the Berveriska, or hen-
na ceremony, which takes place at
the bride's home upon her return
from the ritual bath. Dressed in
the traditional gold embroidered
velvet gown and elaborate conical
cap, the bride is accompanied by
female friends and relatives to the
mikva. She comes home to a gala
party at which special songs are
sung in Hebrew praising her beau-
ty and virtue.
A Yemenite Jewish couple at their 'henna' celebration.
"In old Morocco, this night used
to be called 'the night of the con-
tract,' because on this night the
bride presented her dowry," ex-
plains Benzacquan. Today,
however, the evening has lost its
legal meaning. "My bride came to
me without a dowry," confesses
the young rabbi to be.
IN MOROCCO, this evening
was also an occasion to honor
community notables, particularly
the members of the Chevra
Kadisha, or burial society. "At
the celebration, the members of
the Chevra Kadisha would hold
onto the bride's conical cap and
lead her into a room of singing
guests," says Benzacquan. "Then
her father would come to bless
On the next day, the wedding
ceremony took place. According
to the custom of the Sephardim,
or Spanish and Portuguese Jews,
the couple prepared themselves
for this awesome event, not by
fasting and prayer but by partak-
ing in sweet foods and delicacies.
"In Spanish this is called adulsar
a boca, 'a sweet mouth is an omen
for a sweet life,' explains the
portly Benzacquan.
Because the groom is con-
sidered like a king on his wedding
day, he annoints himself in a
special, perfumed bath of
rosewater and rose petals. "In old
Morocco, the groom's friends
prepared the bath for him and ac-
companied him to the bathhouse
with song and rejoicing," explains
Benzacquan. In modern Israel,
however, Benzacquan's friends
led him only as far as the shower.
Toward late afternoon, the cou-
ple proceed to the synagogue
where a special prayer service is
held in their honor. They take
their seats inside a special chupah
called a trono, or throne. The
trono is literally a small sukkah
constructed from Torah scroll
coverings (parochot) and covered
with a white cloth. It is held
together on four silk and flower
covered poles. Contrary to
Ashkenazi custom, the couple ex-
periences the ceremony sitting
down. "Why should they stand if
they are royalty," says
In contrast to the levity of the
preceding days, the mood at the
wedding ceremony is heavy and
solemn. "At my wedding
Continued on Page 17
'Shalom Sesame'
Violinist Perlman, Actress Franklin Inaugurate Latest TV Series
NEW YORK It's a long way
from "Sesame Street" to Israel.
But Bert and Ernie, Grover, and
Kermit the Frog have packed
their bags, waved "Shalom," and
made the trip. Along with travel
companions such as Kippy ben
Kipod, an oversized Hebrew-
speaking porcupine, and Moshe
Oofnik, an Israeli grouch, the
"Sesame Street" gang has
teamed-up with world-renowned
violinist Itzhak Perlman and
American television and Broad-
way star Bonnie Franklin to host
the first five episodes of "Shalom
Sesame", a new series which
adapts the best of Israeli "Sesame
Street" for American audiences.
Produced by the Children's
Television Workshop (CTW),
alphabet and teaches his daughter
the Hebrew letter "Bet"
Audiences will travel with
Franklin as she visits her first
Kibbutz and learns from its
members about their unique com-
munal way of living and working.
With a young Yemenite friend
named Ofira as her guide, Bonie
Moshe Oofnick is the grouch
on new 'Sesame Street' takeoff.
World renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman
shares the 'staffs' with Kippy ben Kipod, an
oversized Hebrew-speaking porcupine.
Another 'Shalom Sesame' character is Moshe
Oofnick, an Israeli grouch.
creators of "Sesame Street,"
"Shalom Sesame" explores the
rich diversity of Israel's people,
places, traditions, and culture.
FROM A STREET cafe in Tel
Aviv, to the amphitheatre in
Caesaria, to Kibbut Ein Gedi near
the Dead Sea and the Shuk (Arab
Market) in Jerusalem, American
audiences will travel with
Perlman, a native-born Israeli,
and Franklin, a first-time tourist,
as they explore the sites and
sounds of Israel.
In one scene, Perlman, who
grew up in Tel Aviv, sits in a
street cafe on Dizengoff (.'el
Aviv's Fifth Avenue) with two
young Israeli friends, reminiscing
about his childhood. In another
scene, he introduces the Hebrew
visits the old and new cities of
Jerusalem, experiencing the blen-
ding of different cultures and
traditions. Highlighted are an ex-
cursion to the Jerusalem Theatre,
a trip to Mea Shearim, a religious
neighborhood, and a visit to the
Shuk. In another scene, Kippy
visits the Knesset (Israel's Parlia-
ment) in session.
children, "Shalom Sesame,"
through its unique blend of
American and Israeli culture, can
provide a sense of belonging to
their Jewish heritage while being
a part of American culture. Most
important, "Shalom Sesame"
presents American audiences with
Continued on Page 17-

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Friday, November 14, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Stanley Brenner, Chairman
of the Demographic Study
Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, has appointed 12
members of the community to
serve on the Demographic
Study Committee. In making
the announcement, Mr. Bren-
ner said that "the members of
the committee were chosen
based on their knowledge of
Demographic Study Committee Named
IMWAn ^__________________________________________________________. _
programs and to help plan for
future needs. To facilitate this
goal, they will be constructing
a questionnaire with input
from agencies and synagogues
to be used for a community-
wide telephone survey to com-
mence Feb. 1, 1987.
The telephone survey will
help the Federation determine
population size and
the community as a result of geographical distribution,
their prior or current par-
ticipation in Federation, its
beneficiary agencies or
synagogues and/or their long-
time residency in our com-
munity. I am pleased that
these committed people have
accepted this responsibility
and that their combined
abilities will serve the com-
munity well."
Comprising the committee
are Ellen Bovamik, Buddie
Robert Fitterman,
Helen Hauben, Angela Gallic-
chio, Harvey Goldberg, Trudy SSiJSJL
Gordon, Rabbi Howard ****
population characteristics in
terms of age, household struc-
ture, generation, residential
history, education, occupation,
income, and Jewish identifica-
tion and affiliation. Informa-
tion will also be gathered
about service utilization as
well as attitudes towards com-
munity issues and institutions.
In addition, data will be com-
piled which will help the
Federation increase its
already successful annual
Campaign to meet the ever
growing needs in this corn-
Members of the Demographic Study Com- Planning and Budgeting. Seated are (left to
Shapiro, Leah Siskin, Dr. Nor-
ma Schulman, Carol Shubs,
and Bertram Tamarkin. Serv-
ing as consultants to the com-
mittee are Dr. Ira Sheskin of
the University of Miami, and
Gary Tobin, Professor at
Brandeis University. Susan
Schwartz, Federation's Direc-
tor of Planning and
Budgeting, has been assigned
as the staff person to the
The committee will be
gathering data to enable the
Federation, its beneficiary
agencies, synagogues, and
other organizations to provide
for delivery of services and
Bar Mitzvah
David Steven Lebenson, son
of Susan Lebenson of Palm
Beach Gardens, will celebrate
his Bar Mitzvah Saturday,
Nov. 15 at Temple Beth David,
Palm Beach Gardens. Rabbi
William Marder and Cantor
Earl Rackoff will officiate.
David is an eighth grade stu-
dent at Howefl Watkins Jr.
High. He enjoys baseball,
basketball and soccer. He is
presently on his school
baseball team.
He will be twinned with
Alexander Klesman of the
Soviet Union to highlight the
plight of Soviet Jewry. David's
grandparents, Max and Maye
Shapiro of The Fountains,
Lake Worth will attend.
For more information, con-
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Accounting Firm
Promotes Israel Bonds
Howard Feldman, managing
partner of Laventhol and Hor-
wath, West Palm Beach office,
accepted the Freedom Award
fresented by the State of
srael at a luncheon held
recently in the Hyatt Hotel.
Joining Mr. Feldman were
L and H partners Stan Bren-
ner and Alan Oken along with
a select number of L and H
clients who were invited to be
acquainted with the new
securities available today
through the Israel Bond
This luncheon was one of
many educational receptions
being sponsored by Laventhol
and Horwath partners in ma-
jor communities in the United
States. During a given period,
L and H partners in 29 com-
munities and clients in 25
cities from Anchorage to San
Juan have participated in this
program launched at L and H
national headquarters. Part of
an intensive nationwide com-
munal project involving the
Israel Bond organisation, the
Erogram concluded with
and H Executive Partner,
George L. Bernstein accepting
the Israel Prime Minister's
Medal, one of the highest and
most prestigious honors
presented by the Israel Bond
Laventhol and Horwath, 8th
largest accounting firm in the
United States, has encouraged
its partners to direct some of
their own funds to the pur-
chase of Israel Bonds through
a memorandum that notes that
the Variable Rate Issue Bonds
are the most advantageous
and flexible instruments for
employee benefit plans and for
individuals. The memo further
notes that in view of the at-
tractive yields, Bonds are well
suited to retirement plans.
The variable rate bond (VRI)
carries an interest rate that
represents a floor of 7.5 per-
cent plus one half of the dif-
ference between 7.5 percent
and the average U.S. prime
rate, as determined on a semi-
annual basis and is now paying
7.75 percent. In May 1985, the
IVRI was established to pro-
vide smaller employee benefit
funds with the opportunity to
obtain a high yielding security
for their portfolios as well as to
provide individuals with the
opportunities for high-yielding
investments. The IVRI has a
minimum annual rate of 6 per-
cent plus half the difference
between 6 percent and prime
and is now paying 6.75 per-
cent. L and H recommends
Israel Bonds as prudent in-
vestments, providing attrac-
tive and competitive interest
Palm Beach West Chapter is offering a trip on The
Jungle Queen on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31.
Bus leaves Carteret Savings Bank West Gate at 4:30.
Aliya Lake Worth Chapter will hold its next meeting on
Monday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 315
North A St., Lake Worth. "Life and Liberty For Those
Who Believe" will be shown. Refreshments will be served.
Cypress Lakes-Leisureville meeting will be held
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1 p.m. at the American Savings and
Loan, West Dr. and Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.
Guest speaker will be noted Jewish Educator Dr. Elliott
Schwartz of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County,
accompanied by exchange students. Mini-lunch will be
Golds Meir-Boynton Beach will hold a "White Elephant
Sale" at the Flea Market in Delray Beach on Sunday, Nov.
Tikvah West Palm Beach meeting will be Nov. 17, at
Anshei Sholom, 1 p.m., boutique 12:30. Entertainment;
singer Shoshana Flexer. Dec. 14 Flea Market at Century
Corners, contact Florence Steckman.
Poale Zion will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. at the
American Savings Bank Century Village. The guest
speaker will be Julius Cogen, former Midwest represen-
tative of the Israel Histadrut Campaign. He will speak on
"Israel in a Changing World." All are welcome.
The Palm Beach Section will hold its next meeting on
Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Royce Hotel at 10 a.m.
The guest speaker will be Nan Rich, Florida State Public
Affairs CcnCnairwoman and a National Board member. As
HIPPY (Home Instruction Program for Pre-school
Youngsters) Co-ordinator for the Miami Program, she will
explain how this most successful program in Israel will be
used in Florida. National Council of Jewish Women is the
sponsor of the program in Israel where it is being used to
help disadvantaged Israeli children raise their educational
Golds Meir Pioneer Women will have their paid-up Lun-
cheon on Nov. 19, 1 p.m. at American Savings Bank,
Westgate and Okeechobee. The "Performers" will
Left to right: Alan Oken; Howard Feldman,
waging partner Laventhol and Horwath;
Saul Freodsman. National Israel Bonds;
Stan Brenner;
Israel Bonds.
Robin Berger, Director
Protest Sparked By Anne Frank Diary
Continued from Page 12
and a group of prominent ac-
tors, playwrights and authors.
ELI WALLACH, the actor,
who performed in the stage
version of "The Diary of Anne
Frank," told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency at the
press conference that "to
counter this thing" he would
work with the Center to help
raise funds to pay legal ex-
penses to appeal Hull's deci-
sion. Wallach said the Ten-
nessee ruling was a blow to
pluralism in American schools.
"Could you imagine if a Jewish
or Moslem child" refused to
read books considered objec-
tionable? he asked. In reply to
a question, he said he believed
the Reagan Administration
contributed to the Tennessee
case by its indication "that the
left liberals have been for-
bidding religion in the
Sheldon Harnick, lyricist of
"Fiddler on the Roof," and
playwrights Wendy Wassers-
tein and Christopher Durang,
affirmed their determination
to speak out on behalf of
"Anne Frank" as well as the
freedom to read and learn in
accordance with the liberties
guaranteed by the United
States Constitution.
of "The Upstairs Room," a
book about her own ex-
periences as a Jewish child
hiding in Holland during the
war, said, "I wonder if our
children are not supposed to
know there really was a World
War II." She said her book has
been removed from libraries in
the South.
Osborne observed, "The
message of Anne Frank ...
has lifted her up as a symbol of
one among millions, and as an
innocent child among the
worst censorship ... the con-
tents of her message (is) that
she sees goodness in
Osborne added, "America is
not a Christian nation. That's
a dangerous proposition for
anyone to put forth. America
is a safe haven for Christian
believers and people of all
If you need job development assistance, please attend
I the "Job Seminar" every Monday at 10 a.m., located at:
Jewish Family and Children's Service
2260 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 104
West Palm Beach, FL 88401
For pre-registration contact Carol Barack at 684-1991.
The name of Victor Duke was inadvertently omitted in
the Century Village announcement in the Nov. 7 Jewish
Century Village -
UnitedJewish Appeal
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Our 1986 Federation-United Jewish Appeal campaign
at Century Village raised $166,000 a total for which we
can all be proud! For 1987, our goal is "Phis 60" which
means a total of $216,000. We all know what Israel means
to Jews world-wide. We also know the value to the United
States of a firm, strong Israel.
We need help! We need you!
Century Village-United Jewiah Appeal Committee
Emanuel Appelbaum
Jack Appelbaum
Id. Barton
Tillie Becker
Murray Bernstein
Gertrude Birnback
Teddy Blende*
Barney Cohen
Nathan Cohan
Ada Columbus
Victor Mm
Bertha Goldman
Henry Grossman
Max Harlem
May La Vina
Sol Margolis
Mr. A Mrs. Jake Nussbaum
Lou Perlmaa
Abraham Seaver
Mr. & Mrs. Joe SchaeviU
Coleman Suss man
j SamWadlar
Alice Garflnkel
1.1 will organise an entire area
2.1 will assist in organizing an entire area
3.1 will be responsible for the following buildings
4.1 will help in other ways
Nam* (Print)
Pl*a*e return to: Wadler, Cohen & Grossman, Co-Chairmen
Century Village-United Jewish Appeal
Jewiah Federation of Palm Beach County
501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 306
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title HI of the Older Americans Act provides transportation
to persons 60 years or older, who do not drive or cannot use
the public transportation system, serves Hot Kosher Meals in
a group setting, delivers Kosher meals to homebound persons
and offers daily educational and recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
The Kosher lunch program
at the JCC is designed to keep
persons healthy physically and
mentally. Participants enjoy
delicious nutritious foods that
are a result of carefully plann-
ed menus by our registered
dietician. Daily varied pro-
>' grams educate and entertain
older adults each day. There is
no fee, but contributions are
requested. Reservations must
be made, call Carol or Lillian
at 689-7703.
Monday, Nov. 17
"Games" with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Nov. 18 "Exer-
cise" with Rose
Wednesday, Nov. 19
"Health Education and Exer-
cise" with Shirley Sheriff
Thursday, Nov 20 Dr.
Scott Snyder, Chiropractor
Friday, Nov. 21 "All
About the Sabbaths," Dr.
Elliott Schwartz
Kosher Home Delivered
Meals Homebound persons
60 years or'older who require a
Kosher Meal delivered to their
home are eligible. This pro-
gram has aided people on both
short and long term basis.
There are no set fees for these
programs but persons are ask-
ed to make weekly contribu-
tions. Call Carol at 689-7703.
Transportation is available
in our designated area for per-
sons 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transportation. We take peo-
ple to treatment centers, doc-
tor's offices, to hospitals and
nursing homes to visit spouses,
to social service agencies and
nutrition centers. We service
the handicapped in our special
lift vehicle. There is no fee for
this service but participants
are encouraged to contribute
their fair share. This service is
in great demand so please
make your reservations in ad-
vance. For more information
and/or reservations, call
689-7703 and ask for Helen or
Lillian in the Transportation
Department, between 9 a.m.
and 4:40 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
Palm Beach County School
Board Adult Education
Classes: There are no set fees
for classes. Participants are
asked to make a contribution.
All classes are held at the JCC.
Call Veronica 689-7700 for
more information.
Weight Control And Nutri-
tion: "The Gangs Weigh"
Monday, 2:15 p.m.
Exercise And Health
Education: Wednesday, 10
a.m. Come early and stay for
lunch. Reservations for lunch
required, call Veronica at
'Ways to Wellness":
Thursdays, 1:15 p.m.
Writers Workshop: Friday,
10 a.m.
Intermediate Bridge
Series: Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
This class runs for five weeks.
There is a $12 fee for JCC
members and $15 for non-
members. Call Veronica for
reservations 689-7703. New
session begins Nov. 19.
Second Tuesday Council:
Second Tuesday of each
month, 2 p.m.
Timely Topics/Round Table
Discussion: If you wish to
have lunch first, please make a
reservation by calling
Veronica at 689-7703. There is
no fee, but contributions are
requested. The regular discus-
sion group begins at 2:15.
Moderators for Nov. 17, Harry
Epstein, Nov. 24, Max
Speakers Club: Thursdays,
10 a.m. Persons wishing to
stay for an extended Kosher
luncheon get together, make
reservations with Veronica,
Health Insurance
Assistance: Third Thursday of
each month.
Home Financial Manage-
ment: The first and third
Wednesday of every month at
1:30 p.m.
Legal Aid: A representative
from the Legal Aid Society of
Palm Beach County will be
available by appointment only
on the first Thursday of the
month. (No wills discussed.)
For all services call Veronica
Each day our volunteers
contribute so much to our
Center's activities. Our lunch
hostesses, our homebound
meal packers and drivers,
clerical workers work very
hard to make our JCC pro-
gram successful.
Please join us and volunteer
your time and talents.
We Need: People for mail-
ings; Musical entertainers; A
librarian; A choral group
leader; A book reviewer.
Please call Carol Fox for an
appointment at 689-7703.
Plane Mistake
French charter plane carrying
tourists to Eilat landed by
mistake in Aqaba, Jordan, a
few miles away, last week. But
after an hour on the tarmac it
was allowed to leave, with the
good wishes of Jordanian
soldiers and police.
Finance Minister Chaim Cor-
fu thanked Jordan for its good
neighborliness. The error was
attributed to the French pilot
who was not familiar with the
region and thought he was on
the Eilat airfield when he was
30 Years After The
Hungarian Revolution
years ago, on November 4,
1956, some 200,00 0
Hungarians began fleeing
their country after Soviet
tanks smashed the 13-day
revolution against Stalinist op-
pression. No fewer than
20,000 of the refugees were
Jews, representing about a
fifth of the Hungarian Jews
who had survived the Nazi
Holocaust a decade earlier.
Paradoxically, though, many
of those against whom the
revolution was directed were
themselves Jews. Matyas
Rakosi, Hungary's tyrannical
dictator, was one of a Jewish
foursome who ran its affairs.
His colleagues were Erno
Gero, the economic overlord;
Mihaly Farkas, in charge of
security; and Jozsef Revai, the
chief cultural commissar.
NINE OF the 25 members of
the Hungarian Communist
Party's first Central Commit-
tee were Jews, most of whom
had spent the war in Moscow
and reentered Hungary in the
wake of the victorious Red
The hated political police,
against whom the revolution
vented much of its wrath, was
commanded by Gabor Peter, a
former tailor, and included
many other Jews among its
It was these people who had
staged the Stalinist show trials
in Hungary. But in the
Hungarian trials, anti-Zionism
did not assume as much cen-
tral importance as, for exam-
ple, in Czechoslovakia, where
it was used to incriminate
many Jewish Communists who
had, in fact, been fierce anti-
Yet even in Hungary, the
Jewish issue was never far in
the background. When the
Kremlin was urging the un-
popular Rakosi to step down
prior to the revolution,
Lavrenti Beria, the Soviet
security boss, told him:
"LISTEN TO ME, Rakosi.
We know that there have been
in Hungary, apart from its
own rulers, Turkish sultans,
Austrian emperors, Tartar
khans, and Polish princes. But,
as far as we know, Hungary
has never had a Jewish king.
You can be sure that we won t
allow it."
Imre Nagy, the stop-gap
Premier whom the Russians
executed once the uprising
was crushed, was chosen for
his post largely because he was
not Jewish.
When hard-line Communist
rule was brutally restored
under Janos Kadar, the
Hungarian government tried
to discredit the revolution by
denouncing it as anti-Semitic.
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But even though the uprising
did have anti-Jewish over-
tones, it did not last long
enough for pogroms to break
out. Whether they would have
occurred is another matter.
Nor should it be forgotten
that Jews were on both sides
of the barricades. Two of the
nine leaders of the October
uprising were of Jewish origin.
JCC News
For reservations and more information about the follow-
ing programs, contact the Jewish Community Center,
In honor of Jewish Book Month, the Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches invites the community to its
3rd Annual Book Fair to be held Saturday evening, Nov.
22, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the
Center, 700 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach.
Saturday evening will feature a reception and book
reviews featuring Don Silverman, the new WJNO Radio
talk host.
Sunday special features will include: Meet the Authors,
Children's Reading Room, Special entertainment and ac-
tivities for children and a Chanukah Boutique.
Book lovers, gift buyers and browsers are invited to en-
joy this special celebration. For additional information call
the Center at 689-7700.
Meet on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m., in front of the Royal
Poinciana Playhouse to enjoy an afternoon bike ride
together. Bring your own bike or rent one nearby.
On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. enjoy an evening at Jai
Alai. It's Ladies Night free admission to all ladies men
pay $3. Look for the group in the N.E. corner, lower level
the pennant with the JCC emblem will be displayed.
On Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5-7 p.m., meet at Houlihan's
in the Palm Beach Mall to enjoy a Happy Hour of drinks,
hors d'oeuvres and good company. Ask for the group at the
door. Donation: $1 plus own fare.
Women's Division
1987 Campaign Major Events
B&P Campaign Event
Lion of Judah
$5,000 minimum commitment
Pacesetters Luncheon
$1,200 minimum commitment
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
of all ages through cultural, social,
recreational & educational programs.
For further information and
application please call 689- 7700

Jewish flor ldian
Israel Admits
Holding Vanunu
Looking; at a preliminary drawing: of the
Jewish Community Campos which will
house the Jewiah Community Center, the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
and the Jewiah Family and Children's Ser-
vice on a site at Military Trail aad 12th
Street are (1^ to right) Jerome Melman,
Executive Director, Jewiah Community
Center; Erwin H. Blonder, President,
Jewiah Federation of Palm Beach County;
Zelda Pineourt, President, Jewiah Com-
munity Center; and Jeffrey L. Klein, Ex-
ecutive Director, Jewiah Federation of
Palm Beach County. The $12.5 million
Jewiah Community Campus Capital Cam-
paign i> chaired hy Gilbert S. Messina. For
more information, contact Marjorie Scott,
Capital Campaign Director, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
Israeli spokesman confirmed
Sunday that Mordecai
Vanunu, the missing former
technician at the Dimona
nuclear facility, was detained
in Israel by a court order. The
spokesman denied the rumors
that Israel had kidnapped
Vanunu on British soil.
Vanunu, who reportedly
revealed in the British press
that Israel possessed a major
nuclear weapons arsenal, said
he doesn't regret what he did
and will defend it in a court of
law, his lawyer said. However,
under Israeli law, the trial
could be secret.
Meanwhile, Vanunu's
father, Shlomo Vanunu of
Beersheba, publicly disowned
his son, "I'll have nothing to
do with him. I don't recognize
him as my son. Thank God I
have seven other children,"
the elder Vanunu told
reporters. His bitterness
toward his son apparently
stems from the latter s conver-
sion to Christianity and the
fact that he told British
newspaper earlier this year
that Israel has a substantial
arsenal of nuclear weapons.
Vanunu was reported miss-
ing in London on Oct. 1. His
father, who is described in the
press variously as a rabbi, a
salesman and a vender of
religious articles, said he hopes
he will receive a long sentence.
The Vanunu family im-
migrated to Israel from Moroc-
Continasd on Pag* 17
Two Soviet Refuseniks Adopted By Community
Terry Rapaport, Chairman
of the Soviet Jewry Task
Force of the Community Rel-
ations Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, and Rabbi Joel
Levine, Co-Chairman, have an-
nounced the adoption by this
community of two Soviet
refusenik families. The
positive action to highlight the
plight of Soviet Jewry, in
general, and to assist
104 Jews Exit
USSR in Oct.
ly 104 Soviet Jews were per-
mitted to leave the Soviet
Union in October, according to
the Coalition to Free Soviet
Jews. This brings the 1986
Jewish emigration total so far
to 735. In 1984, only 896
Soviet Jews were given per-
mission to leave, and last year,
1,140 were granted exit visas.
In 1979,51,320 Jews were per-
mitted to emigrate from the
Soviet Union, which means the
drop-off in emigration over the
last seven yean is more than
98 percent.
Update... Opinion by
Toby Wilk... page 8
Court Case Involving Diary
of Anne Frank Sparks
Protest... page 12
Soviet Jewry Action 12
Teacher Training Programs
Offered... page 12
refuseniks Cherna Goldort of
Novosibirsk and Yuli Edelsh-
tein of Moscow, in particular,
was taken at an October
meeting of the task force.
According to Mrs. Rapaport,
the adoptive family program is
one of the most unique and ex-
citing opportunities for our
community to establish con-
tact with Soviet Jewish
refusenik families. "We felt
that this was something the
entire community could
become involved in people of
all ages, the business com-
munity, organizations, as well
as entire families. We will not
only be writing to the families
which offers them hope that
they have not been forgotten,
but we will be in contact with
our Congressmen, Senators,
and other U.S. officials asking
them to press the Soviet
authorities to free them. The
more letters we write the bet-
ter chance these people have
to be granted a visa.'
Rabbi Levine added, "These
Soviet families have perform-
ed an enormous act of courage
by requesting emigration and
applying for an exit visa. Since
they have been refused, we
have become one of their Irving
links with the outside world.
We are part of their emotional
support system and their
political advocate in the U.S.
Contact with the Western
world makes their hardships
easier to bear and often acts as
protection against harass-
Mrs. Rapaport noted that
these two families were
adopted specifically because
"Cherna has no surviving
family in the Soviet Union, is
completely alone and needs
our Kelp. The other family has
children with whom children in
our community will be able to
communicate, and their father,
Yuli, with one year of his three
year sentence to serve, suffers
severe kidney problems. We
pray that through our efforts
and others like us throughout
the U.S. these two people will
be reunited with their families
and allowed to emigrate."
The 54-year-old Cherna
Goldort is a widow who applied
for an exit visa in 1974 and
was refused. Through the
years, most recently in 1985,
she has been denied permis-
sion on various pretexts which
change from year to year. She
has been refused on grounds
that she had a daughter living
in Russia and another time
because she had parents living
there. Her daughters are both
in Israel, Irina in 1975 and
Galina in 1979. Before
Cherna's parents died in 1980,
they had given her the
Cherna Goldort in 1979.
necessary consent for her
Cherna's application is being
blocked by the authorities of
the Chemical Institute
ANIICHT, where she worked
as a physicist until 1971. In
Goldort six years
November, 1975 she was
refused permission to
emigrate on the grounds that
shenad worked in a classified
institution. ANIICHT is a
machine engineering institu-
Coatiaaed on Page 12
Bitter Confrontation Ends Amicably
JERUSALEM (JTA) A bitter confrontation between Reform and ultra-
Orthodox Jews in the Baka suburb ended amicably when the local Orthodox chief
rabbi, Eliahu Abergil, promised in writing not to interfere again with Reform
The Reform rabbi, Levi Weiman-Kelman of the Kol Haneshama Congrega-
tion, agreed in return to drop criminal Charges against Abergil and 20 of his
followers who disrupted Simchat Torah services at the Reform congregation.
Abergil led a group of 20 ultra-Orthodox Jews who entered the local com-
munity center where the services were being held and attempted forcibly to
wrest Torah scrolls from the congregants while hurling curses at them. He was
arrested and released on bail.
IN A handwritten letter to Kelman recently, Abergil condemned violence
regardless of "different opinions" and pledged "not to interfere" with Weiman's
congregation. By mutual agreement, copies of his letter were distributed "to
every mailbox in the neighborhood."
After the charges were dropped, the two rabbis embraced outside of the local
police station. The agreement, in effect, recognized Reform Judaism's right to
exist in Israel, an almost unprecedented concession by the Orthodox.
Kol Haneshama Congregation consists of about 50 families in the south
Jerusalem suburb. It conducts services in the community center gymnasium
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