The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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December 26, 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
Alarming Rate
Of Yerida
The Absorption Ministry
released figures last week in-
dicating that 19 percent of
Israelis in the 18-29 age group
are likely to emigrate. The
tendency toward yerida drop-
ped to nine percent in the
30-49 age group, but overall
the propensity of Israelis to
leave the country is alarming.
Yossi Kochik, who heads the
Ministry's department for the
prevention of yerida, said he is
initiating a new project to en-
courage ycrdim Israelis liv-
ing permanently abroad to
return home in time for
Israel's 40th anniversary
celebration in 1988. He said
the project would focus on fin-
ding them appropriate jobs.
A recent survey indicated
that 92 percent of the public
believe yerida is harmful.
About 84 percent think the
main reason for it is employ-
ment problems; 16 percent
said the cause was unsatisfac-
tory living standards; 14 per-
cent blamed the security situa-
tion; and 11 percent attributed
yerida to the waning of the
Jewish-Zionist identity of
An original drawing by Lauren Smith, 4V4, a student in the
Star Room of the Keren-Orr Pre-School of the Jewish Com-
munity Center.
Plight Of
Soviet Jews
(JTA) Natan Sharansky
warned here that the plight of
Soviet Jews is worsening, and
called for an open, vigorous
campaign in the West to
pressure the Soviet authorities
to accord the Jews and other
dissidents their due human
Speaking at a press con-
ference sponsored by the
Israel UN Mission, the former
Soviet refusenik, who now
lives in Israel, charged that the
situation of Soviet Jews
worsened in recent years, dur-
ing the leadership of Mikhail
"Many people with good will
in the West believe that Gor-
bachev is more liberal,
understanding and tolerant
than previous Soviet leaders,"
Sharansky said. "But the truth
is that Gorbachev's record on
human rights is the worst He
just got a good public relations
campaign. Good propaganda."
Sharansky said that more
Jews are being arrested now
Continued on Page IS
Community Events Kick Off 1987 Campaign
'Celebration 25'
Five hundred members of
the Jewish community
gathered at the Breakers
recently to mark a quarter-
century of service to the com-
munity by the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County as
they took a "look back to the
A time tunnel exhibit of
photographs and articles trac-
ed Federation's ac-
complishments over the last 25
years through the administra-
tions of its 12 presidents. The
history of Israel during the
same period was chronicled
The Unlit Menorah...
page 4
Parental Qulde for 4
Random Thoughts...
page 7
Interf aith Outcry for Soviet
Jewry... page 15
Community Rallies for
Soviet Jewry... page 17
In addition, Federation's
"family of agencies" the
Jewish Community Center,
the Jewish Community Day
School, the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, and the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center presented detailed
exhibits which highlighted the
programs and services which
they provide for the
Before people entered the
main ballroom to kick-off the
1987 Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County-United
Jewish Appeal Campaign, and
to hear folk singer Theodore
Bikel entertain, they had the
opportunity to view the future
plans of this community the
architect's rendering of the
new Jewish Community Cam-
pus and a model of the Jack
and Pearl Resnick 160 bed nur-
sing pavillion.
In the ballroom, 25th An-
niversary Chairman Barbara
Gordon Green set the mood for
the celebration and the Cam-
paign kick-off with her
moderation of the day's pro-
gram. Citing her own involve-
Continned on Page 12
Major Gifts Dinner
The Major Gifts Dinner home of Irwin and Jeanne
fiven on behalf of the 1987 Levy. Mrs. Levy, General
ewish Federation of Palm Campaign Chairman, noted
Beach County-United Jewish that as a result of this and
Appeal Campaign was held other successful fund-raising
recently at the Palm Beach events, the 1987 Campaign has
achieved a remarkable in-
crease in the pace of giving
over last year at this time.
"Major donors and many
Continued on Page 10
H. Irwin Levy, Major Gifts Chairman, and Jeanne Levy, General Campaign
Chairman, welcome Ambassador Netanyahu center to the Major Gifts Din-
ner held recently at their home.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 26, 1986
Looking Back
25 Years of Local
Jewish Federation History
Jerome Tiahman continues as Federation President.
Jeanne Levy inducted as Chairman Women's Division.
First Campaign event for Boca Raton Jewish communi-
ty held.
Tenth anniversary of Friendship Circle co-sponsored by
Federation and B'nai B'rith Women. The weekly program,
directed by Sophie Dickson, features luncheons, speakers,
films, Jewish holiday celebrations, trips and community
An early Century Village campaign meeting chaired by
Ben Rothenberg (center).
The Nearly New Thrift Shop
Visit and Discover
Distinctive Clothing
Contemporary Furniture
Household Goods
Fine Art
242 South County Road
Palm Beach
Hours 10-4:45 Mon. through Sat.
Donations are
Furniture pick-up
Your support of the Nearly New Thrift Shop benefits the program
of care for the elderly at the Center.
Women's Division 1970-71
From Women's Division
Chairman in 1970-71 to
Women's Division President to
Jewish Federation President
to Jewish Federation General
Campaign Chairman today,
Jeanne Levy's underlying
motivation for what she has
been doing is her deep-rooted
emotional concern for her
fellow Jews. Sitting in her
home recently, she related,
with great emotion, that dur-
ing the Six Day War when this
community rallied in un-
precedented numbers on
behalf of Israel, as joyful as
she was for their support of
Israel in its time of need, she
found it hard to believe that
there were still Jews in the
Palm Beaches who did not con-
tribute at all to help the beseig-
ed country. "I couldn't believe
that there was a Jew who
couldn't give something, ac-
cording to his ability forget
involvement ... all those peo-
ple out there..."
Mrs. Levy, still maintains an
active role in this community's
leadership. "My goal is to
make every Jew in our com-
munity realize that they have a
commitment to the Jewish
people. If we don't help
ourselves, who will?" she asks.
Mrs. Levy's initial involve-
ment on behalf of Women's
Division (she was President of
Temple Beth El Sisterhood at
the tune) began in the mid 60's
Jeanne Levy (fourth from left), Chairman of Women's Divi-
sion, attends a WD Special Gifts Luncheon at the home of
Zelda Pincourt (left). Abe Lascove, JDC North Africa Direc-
tor, addressed the women. Also present are Mrs. Morris
Kraft (third from left) and Claudia Morse (right).
when Cvnnie List was Chair-
man. "She asked me to go with
her to try and get the first
$1,000 contributors to
Women's Division. Seven
women responded for our first
team face-to-face solicitations.
At that time $365 was the
largest category of giving."
From this record breaking
beginning, Mrs. Levy went on
to successfully raise more and
more dollars for this communi-
ty and Israel. Under her ad-
ministration in 1970-71, Bar-
bara Gordon Green, Associate
Campaign Chairman Barbara
Weinstein and Mrs. Levy
developed the concept of
holding teas geared to
educating women about the
needs of worldwide Jewry.
Mrs. Levy remembered that
"we had a big organizational
chart listing all our speaking
engagements. Barbara Gordon
Green was in charge of this
very successful program. We
would bring Women s Division
to women in North Palm
Beach, West Palm Beach,
Palm Beach, Lake Worth,
Century Village, and all over.
We talked about Israel, the
needs in our community, and
Women's Division."
Mrs. Levy related an amus-
Continued on Page 7
1986 tax brackets make charitable gifts
especially desirable this year.
You can help yourself and your community
through a gift to the Federation
Endowment Fund. Let us tell you how.
Endowment Director
West Palm Beach. FL 33401

Friday, December 26, 1986fThe Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Wilensky And Freedman To Chair Women's Division
Lands Of The President Campaign
Carol Greenbaum, Cam-
paign Vice President of the
Women's Division 1987 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign, has announced the
reappointment of Ruth Wilen-
sky and Geraldine "Jerry"
Freedman to Co-Chair the
fund-raising drive at the Lands
of the President.
Mrs. Greenbaum noted that
both women have been most
active in the Lands' campaign
for many years. "Ruth, who
has headed the Women's Divi-
sion Federation-UJA Cam-
paign there for 14 years, and
Jerry, who has joined with her
as Co-Chairman for the last
three years, have worked
tirelessly with all the volunteer
workers who comprise the
Lands' committee to inspire
outstanding support for their
fellow Jews locally and
Mrs. Wilensky and Mrs.
Freedman issued a joint state-
ment, saying, "We had a fan-
tastic response from the
women at the Lands last year
and are looking forward to
their continued commitment.
Our hopes, however, are to ex-
ceed last year's effort and,
knowing the women's ongoing
dedication to the survival of
the Jewish people, we will
achieve our goal.
Over 40 volunteer workers
at the Lands met recently to
learn about the needs of the
1987 Campaign and to develop
strategies to make this year's
Campaign the most successful
ever. They heard from Dora
Roth, Holocaust survivor and
Israeli mother; Marva Perrin,
Project Renewal Chairman
and WD Worker Training
Chairman; and the Lands' Co-
Mrs. Wilensky, who has been
involved with the fund-raising
drive at the Lands since mov-
ing here from Scranton, Penn-
sylvania 14 years ago, is a
member of Women's Division
Board of Directors and Cam-
paign Cabinet. She is a life
member of Hadassah and has
been to Israel where she saw
the needs of that country first-
Mrs. Friedman moved here
from Springfield,
Massachusetts 12 years ago.
She has served as a Lands'
Campaign building captain
prior to her current position.
She is a member of Women's
Division Board and Campaign
Cabinet. A volunteer witn the
American Cancer Society, she
Ruth Wilensky
is a life member of the Morse
Geriatric Center's Women's
Auxiliary, Hadassah and
Brandeis University Women.
She has also traveled to Israel.
For more information, con-
Geraldine Freedman
tact Faye Stoller, Women's
Division Assistant Director, at
the Federation office,
832-2120. (See page 8 for addi-
tional photos.)
Boynton Beach Communities To Gather At 'Happening'
Roth To Be Guest Speaker
Fourteen Boynton Beach
communities will have the op-
portunity to join together as
one, meet their neighbors, and
hear guest speaker Dora Roth,
who speaks eloquently for
Jews and Israel, at the second
annual Boynton Beach
The announcement was
made by Sidney Brodsky and
Jerry Gross, Co-Chairmen of
the Boynton Beach Council,
who noted that the luncheon
will be held on Thursday, Jan.
15, noon, at Hunters Run
Clubhouse. The $50 minimum
family commitment event is
given on behalf of the 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign.
In urging the residents of
the 14 communities which
comprise the Boynton Beach
Council to show their support
for local Jewish needs and
Israel, Mr. Brodsky said, "We
are confident that our com-
munity members, will join
together to hear Mrs. Roth's
articulate and passionate
message and take that
message to heart." Mr. Gross
concurred, saying, "Everyone
will be uplifted by this 'Hap-
pening' and we hope their
dedication and commitment to
the survival of the Jewish peo-
ple will be strengthened. In ad-
dition, we welcome singer Luz
Morales to our 'Happening'
The communities comprising
the Boynton Beach Council are
Banyan Springs, Bent Tree
East, Bent Tree West, Chan-
ticleer, Colonial Club, Green-
tree, Leisureville, Limetree,
Mirror Lakes, Palm Chase,
Parkwalk, Pinetree, Estates of
Silverlake, and Village Royale
on the Green.
Mrs. Roth spent six years in
concentration camps ... three
years in various hospitals
recovering from the ravages of
the brutality of Nazism. Rising
above those severe years, she
Continued oa Page 6
Dora Roth
who will entertain us with her
beautiful voice."
......and help the Jewish Community of the Palm Beaches
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County is conducting
a Demographic Study of the Jewish Population of the Palm Beaches.
We are looking for individuals with clear speaking voices to do telephone interviews.
The Facts:
Calling will begin on January 22,1987 and will continue for 4-8 weeks.
All calling will take place at the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
Calling hours are Monday and Wednesday from 2 PM 10 PM and Sunday, Tuesday,
and Thursday 10 AM -10 PM.
Workers will be expected to participate for a minimum of 12 hours per week. There is
no maximum.
A salary of $8/hour will be paid. In addition, bonuses will be awarded on the basis of
All workers must attend a training session at the Federation on Sunday, January 18,
1987, starting at 8:30 AM and ending at 2-3 PM. Payment for the training session
will be $5/hour and will be paid to all participants who average the 12 hour minimum
for all survey weeks.
Reserve Your Position! Please join our team by calling Sylvia at the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County at 832-2120 by Wednesday, January 14!
The President's Committee
of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
requests the pleasure of your company
at the
President's Dinner
Thursday, January 8,1987
Cocktails at Six o'clock
Dinner at Seven o'clock
The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach
Benefiting the
1987 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County/
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
Minimum Gift
Cou vert $40
per person
For reservations, contact Douglas Kleiner,
Campaign Director, at the Federation office 832-2120.
cordially invites you to a
in honor of
Thursday, January 15,1987 3:00 P.M.
At Her Home
Palm Beach, Florida
Guest Speaker
Dennis Prager
Author and Internationally Known Lecturer
On Contemporary Jewish Issues
Minimum commitment $5,000 to the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
Women's Division Campaign
RSVP by calling
Women's Division at the
Federation office
832 2120

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 26, 1986
The Unlit Menorah
As you recite these traditional blessings for the Kindling
of the Chanukah lights, the Soviet Jewry Task Force of the
Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County hopes you will pause to remember our
brethren in the Soviet Union. For them, the freedom sym-
bolized by this holiday is yet a dream.
Keep an extra unlit menorah next to the one you light
each night. Let it remind you and your family that as you
celebrate this joyous holiday and the triumph of religious
freedom, there are still tens of thousands of Jews in the
Soviet Union who are denied this opportunity.
According to Terry Rapaport and Rabbi Joel Levine,
Soviet Jewry Co-Chairman, tne following reading would be
an appropriate addition to your nightly candle lighting
Let there be an end at last to the years of darkness and
suffering of our brothers and sisters in the Soviet Union.
As we remember the struggle of the Maccabees we are
reminded that even today Soviet Jews are not free to learn
the language of their fathers; to pass on their religious
traditions and their past; to train the teachers and rabbis of
future generations, and they are not free to leave without
We remember the Jewish Prisoners of Conscience the
Asirei T'Zion who sought to live as Jews and struggle to
leave for Israel the land of our fathers but now
languish in Soviet Labor camps or exile.
May we have the strength and will to light up on this
Chanukah the darkness that envelops the lives of our
brothers and sisters in the Soviet Union. As they assert
themselves in the tradition of the Maccabees, may they be
joined by all freedom loving people who are aroused by
their plight and many Soviet Jews soon emerge into the
light of freedom.
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Friday, December 26,1986 24 KISLEV 5747
Volume 12 Number 41
Community Chanukah Festivities
Chanukah, the time for
celebration of the victory of
the Maccabees in 135 BCE and
the restoration of the Holy
Temple in Jerusalem, will be
observed in community wide
festivities on Sunday, Dec. 28.
The Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches is
organizing this special event
for everyone in the
The celebration begins at 3
p.m. at Camp Shalom, 7845
Belvedere Road, with the
opening of an art exhibit and
sale by Jonas Art Gallery. At 4
p.m. the Golden Lakes
Folkdancers will perform.
Special activities are planned
for children at 3 p.m. with
menorah making workshops
and dreidel games. At 4 p.m.
"The Story of Chanukah" will
be presented by Julie Hall and
her large stick puppets.
A Chanukah Torch Relay
Run will culminate at Camp
Shalom at 5 p.m. in time for
the special Menorah Lighting
and Dedication Ceremony
the focus of the evening. The
Torch Relay will begin at 4:30
p.m. at the Bell-Gate Shopping
Center. The participants from
youth groups and synagogues
will run along Belvedere Road
to Camp Shalom. The torch
symbolizes to the entire world
that the spirit and ideals of the
Maccabees justice, freedom
and dignity are today
reflected in the hearts of Jews
everywhere. After the
ceremony lead by Rabbi Alan
Sherman, Chaplain, Jewish
Federation of, Palm Beach
County, and various
dignitaries, people are en-
couraged to bring Kosher style
dinners and picnic under the
stars; At 6-p.m. everyone is in-
vited to participate in singing
and Israeli dancing.
Admission to this communi-
ty wide celebration is free.
Beverages, latke plates and
Israeli donuts will be on sale.
Parental Do % Don 't's:
Guide To Chanukah, Christmas Holidays
Each year on the occasion of
the celebration of Chanukah,
The Jewish Floridian publishes
this Guide for Jewish Parents
Regarding Christmas. This
year, the first candle will be lit
on the evening of Dec. 26, and
the first day of the eight-day
celebration is Dec. 27. With
the unusual proximity of
Chanukah and Christmas the
guide is of special importance.
Q. Isn't Christmas a national
holiday which all Jews can
observe in good conscience?
A. Banks and government
agencies do close, but above
all things. Christmas is a
major Christian holy day
which celebrates the birth
of Jesus, the Christian
Messiah. To suggest to our
Christian friends that
Christmas is anything else
would be presumptuous.
Christmas is not in the same
category as Thanksgiving,
Fourth of July, Decoration
Day, or any otber American
Holiday. Since we do not
regard Jesus as our savior,
we can not in good cons-
cience observe Christmas.
To do so is to violate our
religious principles.
Q. How do Christian
clergymen and the responsi-
ble Christian laity regard
the problem?
A. Responsible Christian
leaders bemoan the perver-
sion of the Christmas
season and are trying to do
something about it. Chris-
tian clergymen and laymen
constantly speak out
against the commercializa-
tion of the Christmas
celebration. It is a religious
holiday, and should be
regarded as such.
Q. Would it not be the better
part of discretion to "go
along" with our Christian
neighbors, even if it means
observing Christmas?
A. No matter involving viola-
tions of strong religious
convictions can be regarded
Continued on Page 19
The Women's Division Board of Directors
of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
extends a warm welcome to the women of Palm Beach County
to attend a special Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 21,1987 9:30 a.m.
Eastpointe South Village Recreational Center
Noted Psychologist and Lecturer
"The New Immigrants Women on the Move"
Please plan to be our guest to hear about today's
Women on the Move." In many ways women are the
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learning to adjust to new life styles and transitions.
5f^.Sn?nH%aiSiUary S&Et0 the Women's Division for further
form below dlrections' W&2120, or return the registration
Please return to:
Women DMefea, Jewish Federation of P.lm Beech County
501 South Flagler, Suite 305
West Palm Beech, Florida 33401
Name _______

Friday, December 26, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
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Campaign hoard Jeffrey L. Date, Federa-
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LIGHTS, falls each year on the 26th of Kislev. An ancient
religious-national holiday in character and origin.
Chanukah is today celebrated much in the same manner as
instituted by the Talmudic rabbis, over a thousand years
Chanukah celebrates the victory of the Jews over the
Seleucid Greeks, (approximately 164 BCE), following a
lone struggle against the reign of Antiochus Epiphanes,
who prescribed the laws of the Torah.
Antiochus took from the Temple the golden seven-
branched candelabrum the distinguishing symbol of
Israel from the time of Moses. His armies maliciously defil-
ed the consecrated Temple oil, preventing the Jews from
fulfilling the command to kindle the lamp with that oil.
When the Hasmoneans prevailed over the Seleucids and
the Maccabean army entered Jerusalem, its commanding
officer, Judah Maccabee, nullified the edicts of Antiochus
and reinstated the laws of the Torah.
Judah began to repair the Temple and rid it of the pagan
statuary and symbols the Greeks had installed. To replace
the stolen candelabrum, the Jews supposedly made a tem-
porary one out of iron spokes, salvaged from primitive war
weaponry. They were able to renew services in the Temple,
but still had no consecrated oil.
They then discovered a clay jug dosed with the High
Priest's seal; in it was enough oil for one night. The Jews
celebrated the rededkation of the Temple on the 26th of
Kislev, and kindled the candelabrum. To spread news of the
victory, lights were also kindled throughout the city of
Jerusalem, and the celebration was called Chanukah, which
means dedication.
Legend has it that the oil burned not only for one day, but
for eight days, hence the eight days of Chanukah.
Today, the victory over Antiochus is celebrated with the
lighting of the candles in a menorah, one each night for the
duration of eight days. A shamash candle is traditionally in-
cluded in the menorah. The shamash, ordinarily used to
light the other eight candles, came into usage because
Chanukah is a holiday of miracles, and ancient sages pro-
claimed that tile candles not be used for illumination of the
Until the advent of electricity, alongside each Chanukiah
was a special candle for normal household purposes the
Radio/TV/ Film
_ *jF'1/
MOSAIC Sunday, Dec. 28, 9 a.m. WPTV Channel
5 with host Barbara Gordon Green.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Dec. 28, 7:30 a.m. WPBR1340
AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Dec. 28, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX TV 29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Jan. 1, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ 1340 AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
"FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS" Friday, Dec. 26, 7:55 p.m.
- WPBT Channel 2 The history of Chanukah.
7:55 p.m. WPBT Channel 2 Chanukah celebrated in
song with the Children's Choir.
"FESTIVAL OF FREEDOM" Monday, Dec. 29, 7:55
p.m. WPBT Channel 2 Chanukah celebrated in song
with the Adult Choir.
"FESTIVAL OF MIRACLES" Wednesday, Dec. 31,
7:55 p.m. WPBT Channel 2 The telling of Isaac
Bashevis Singer's story.
*Spon*ored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Com munity Calendar
December 26
Firat Night of Chanukah Free Sons of Israel -12:30 p.m.
December 27
Golden Lakes Temple elections 7 p.m.
December 28
Jewish Community Center community Chanukah celebra-
tion Golden Lakes Temple Sisterhood -10 a.m. and piano
concert 6 p.m. American Friends of Tel Aviv University
- 10 a.m.-noon symposium and parlor meeting 7
p.m.-9:30 p.m.
December 30
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village 10 a.m.
December 31
Hadassah Henrietta Szold 3 days in Vero Beach Jewish
Community Center New Year's Eve Party Golden
Lakes Temple Men's Club Chanukah and New Year's Par-
ty Yiddish Culture Group Cresthaven -1 p.m.
January 1
New Year'a Day
Contemporary Menorah by well-known
Jerusalem silversmith aad designer, D.
Gumbel. This example of his work Is a
modern interpretation la
classical Meaorah theme.
silver of the
1987 Campaign -
Major Events
Jaa. 8 President's Dinner
Jaa. 14 The Fountains Cocktail Party
Jaa. 15 Women's Division Lion of Judah
Jaa. 18 Century Village Rally
Jaa. 26 The Fountains Golf Tournament
Jaa. 29 Hunters Run Pacesetters Event
Feb. IS High Ridge Gob! Tournament
Feb. 18 Indian Spring Dance
Fob. 18 Women's Division Pacesetters'
Fob. 26 Community Dinner
Mar. 1 Hunters Run Dinner Dance
Mar. 8 Eastpointe Dinner
Mar. 8 Wellington Event
Mar. 11 Women's Division $365 Event
Mar. 22 Super Sunday
Mar. 28-27 Super Week
Apr. 1 -
Women's Division
Apr. 26 Young Adult Division
INFORMATION: For more details on
Federation events, please call 832-2120.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 26, 1986
Helping People
We All Need A Friend
Volunteer Friendly Visitor
An acquaintance is someone
we know to say, "good morn-
ing" to, and maybe discuss the
weather with; a friend is usual-
ly someone we have known a
longer time one who shares
in our sorrows as well as our
joys. When we relocate, and
with the passage of time, many
of us find that our friends are
no longer accessible to us. In
recognition of the compansion-
ship needs of older, isolated
shut-ins, Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc. makes a
friend available through its
Friendly Visiting Volunteer
A volunteer never feels lost
in any phase of her contact
with a client assignment. In
the beginning, she meets with
her new client accompanied by
a professional staff member of
the JFCS, so the ice is broken
immediately and both client
and volunteer are at ease.
Over time, the volunteer
assesses the needs of her client
and how she or he can best
Each client is a person with
particular problems; for in-
stance, I visit a legally blind
client. I listen to all her stories
of the past, help her with her
mail, bills, phone calls,
checkbook and bank state-
ment. She is very independent,
and resents the necessity of
being helped, but understands
some of her needs and
welcomes me, and is pleased
that I come. She considers me
"her friend." Another client
just wants to sit and talk; I
prefer to listen, so we get
along fine.
We always try to evaluate
Continued from Page 3
became a Registered Nurse
and immigrated to Israel
where she married and raised
two children who now serve in
the Israel Defense Forces.
Mrs. Roth studied public
relations at the University of
Haifa and served as a liaison
for Project Renewal, a link
between depressed Israeli'
neighborhoods and American
For more information con-
tact Fran Witt, Boynton
Beach Assistant Director, at
the Boynton Beach Branch Of-
fice, 787-0746.
PALM BEACH 832-0211
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Friday, December 26, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Friedman and Schnitt Named To Co-Chair Fountains Campaign
With the reappointment of
Dorothy Friedman and Albert
Schnitt as Co-Chairmen of his
Campaign team, Fountains'
Chairman Dr. Jerome W.
Lorber is confident the 1987
effort on behalf of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal
Campaign will continue to re-
cord annual increases. The co-
chairs served in these posts
with Dr. Lorber for the past
five consecutive years during
which time the Campaign has
risen steadily year after year.
While lending experience
and energy to the annual
Federation/UJA drive,
Dorothy Friedman maintains
her interest and leadership
roles in the Women's League
for Israel and several com-
munity organizations. Al
Schnitt is a past Chairman and
honoree of the Israel Bond
drive at The Fountains and is
actively involved with B'nai
B'rith and Temple Beth El.
Other key leaders rejoining
the Campaign are Special Gifts
Co-Chairmen Alexander
Gruber and Milton Kukoff;
Golf Tournament Chairman
William Schlossberg; Raffle
Chairman Ben Silverman and
Publicity Chairman Irving
Horowitz. David Uchill has
again been designated
Honorary Chairman.
Principal events scheduled
to pace the Campaign are the
Special Gifts Cocktail Party on
Wednesday, Jan. 14 and the
Golf Tournament/Luncheon on
Sunday, Jan. 25.
Random Thoughts
How many of you Floridian
Yankees can remember the
way the Bronx used to be?
Born and raised there, it was
my home until I left New York
after being married. What a
great place it was ... and I'd
like to tell you about it.
We lived on University
Avenue and Kingsbridge Road
where the population was
Sredominantly Jewish but
avored with a sprinkling of
Irish Catholics. Everyone got
along just fine in those days.
We had churches and
synagogues coexisting in
friendly neighborliness.
The shopping area on
Kingsbridge Road was
marvelous. We had large
saloons on every corner but
they did a flourishing business
without noise, fights, or
disorderly conduct. These
were social meeting places but
in all the years I lived there no
one I knew had ever seen the
inside of any of these
establishments. Our Jewish
residents appeared to be oc-
cupied elsewhere.
Every single block boasted a
kosher butcher shop. The win-
dows were filled with a variety
of meats so temptingly arrang-
ed that people stopped, looked,
and bought. Competition was
keen and you got good value
for your money. Top grade
kosher meat was always
available. Everyone had a
favorite butcher who gave
lung, miltz and assorted in-
nards as freebies. Great big
bones with clinging shreds of
meat were yours for the asking
and graced the soup pot of
every Jewish housewife.
Supermarkets had not yet
come into being. Grocery and
dairy shopping was done in
small, privately owned stores
where the proprietor knew
each customer by name and
catered to her personal needs.
Mrs. Yomtov liked a particular
kind of cheese, so her grocer
kept it fresh at all times. Mrs.
Kipness wanted a certain
brand of skinless and boneless
sardines so an ample supply
was stocked. People had
names and faces in those days.
Shopkeepers were family
friends not nameless corporate
personnel. It was not at all
unusual to invite your butcher
or grocer to a family wedding
or bar mitzvah. ft was a
neighborhood and everyone
belonged together.
Up and down the street
young women pushed baby
carriages. Since we had no
freezers then and refrigeration
was very basic, daily
marketing was a must for
every housewife. Families en-
joyed the freshest meat, hand
picked produce, and bread pro-
duced that very day by their
favorite bakery.
There was a good at-
mosphere, a feeling that this
was your street, and you were
happy to live there. Children
played and ran around. There
was freedom and acceptance
and Kingsbridge Road was
where it all happened. My per-
sonal sense of security was in-
grained since my father was
one of the old time merchants
who had been in business there
for many years. We were part
of the community and the com-
munity was part of us.
But... things have changed
drastically. The world I knew
has disappeared. On a recent
visit to the Bronx I discovered
that privately owned groceries
and vegetable stores have
vanished. All have been
amalgamated into huge,
plastic supermarkets. Gone
are the intimacies, the
closeness and the good vibes.
The area has become a melting
pot with an inner city imper-
sonal mixture of people. The
streets are littered with
refuse, houses are defaced and
graffiti is everywhere. It's not
the place I knew, loved, and
remembered. It is sad.
But there is a silver lining to
every cloud. I am told that the
acute housing shortage and
the horrendous Manhattan
rentals are leading young peo-
ple back to the other boroughs.
Instead of paying a fortune for
cruddy flats, they are moving
once more to the Bronx and
Brooklyn, back to the apart-
ment houses we lived in. They
can now pay $400 for the $40
three rooms that we occupied,
and to them, it is a bargain.
Imagine that!
These young ones have the
ability and talent to revitalize
communities. They can restore
the local pride which has all
but disappeared. The pro-
spects are limitless and the
future looks great. Perhaps
my next visit to New York will
take me back to the Bronx and
I can hardly wait to see what
miracles the wonderful power
of youth has wrought!
Dorothy Friedman
Albert Schnitt
Women's Division
Continued from Page 2
ing incident that occurred in
this community when there
were no Kosher caterers, and
when restaurant chefs, by and
large, were unfamiliar with
the dietary laws. "Women's
Division hosted a luncheon at a
very fashionable restaurant on
Palm Beach (that is no longer
in existance). Ida Fishman,
Rabbi Hyman Fishman's wife,
was the Chairman. During our
preliminary planning with the
chef and manager, we made it
clear that we had to have fish.
We explained the menu to
them and went over it several
"On the day of the luncheon
after the first course was serv-
ed, the waiters began to bring
out the entre, sole Veronique.
Ida and I nearly died when we
saw two little shrimp on top of
the fish. The chef thought he
was doing us a favor. Ida and I
grabbed the plates and ran in-
to the kitchen with them
before everyone else was serv-
ed. No one else knew what had
In 1971 "A Fashionable Day
For Giving" was initiated.
Mrs. Levy explained that three
apartments were rented for
the day at the Palm Beach
Towers where three fundrais-
ing sessions were held concur-
rently. Women would choose
to go to one of the apartments
according to a specific
minimum contribution assign-
ed to it. "We had marvelous
speakers from the Joint
Distribution Committee from
Eastern Europe. We con-
ducted this program for about
three years," Mrs. Levy said.
During Mrs. Levy's first
Women's Division administra-
tion, many innovative fun-
draising programs were in-
itiated. Her charisma and con-
tagious concern for others
helped inspire this community
to reach out to help their
fellow Jews in need during the
early 70's ... a commitment
that Mrs. Levy continues to
this day.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach Cdunty/Friday, December 26, 1986
Women's Division
Lands of
The President
The Lands of the President Committee
listen to the leadership of the Women's
Division 1987 Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign explain this year's needs for local and
worldwide Jewry.
The Lands' women review campaign strategy prior to the formal
Lands of the President Committee members attend the Campaign kick-off.
Seated (left to right) are Roalyn Boneparth, Lottie Dresner and Rose
Rosenbluth. Standing (left to right) are Evelyn Levy, Irma Rone, Lillian
Green, Rhoda Weinstein, Helene Zucker and Bobette Newman.
(Left to right) Ruth Liebman. Gladys Shaprow, Eleanor Platka and Zelda
Osdin hear about the needs of the 1987 Campaign.
Committee members enjoy a cup of coffee before the start of the meeting.
Committee members are (left to right)
Eileen Talkov, Ronnie Resnek, Martha
Wolper, Helen Goldman and Ethel Atkins.
Women's Division Worker Training Chairwoman, Marva Per-
nn, greets guest speaker Dora Roth.

Friday, December 26, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
ivesiuents of Century Village recently
visited the beneficiary agencies of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
The Mini-Mission toured the Jewish Com-
munity Center, the Jewish Community Day
School, the Jewish Family and Children's
Service and the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center. With Sam Wadler (front, left),
Chairman of the Century Village 1987
Federation-UJA Campaign, are (front, left
to right) Sylvia Wadler and Blanche Rich.
Back row (left to right) are Charlotte
Cohen, Barney Cohen, Abe Seaver and
Betty Spar.
Whatever the occasion, our
full-service Kosher catering program
can accommodate! Complete
Rabinical supervision
is assured.
Learning about the JCC are (front row, left
to right) Shirley Piltch, Teddy Blendes and
Gertrude Birnback. Back row (left to right)
are Fred Hammelburger, Tillie Becker and
Helen Bergida.
Wishes To All Of You A Happy Chanukah
Office hours
Monday thru Friday 9-5
By appointment only
4847 Fred Gladstone Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 334171
Phone: 471-5111, Ext. 185
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization is currently seek-
ing volunteers to serve as Ad-
visers for local high school age
Requirements for these
rewarding potions are as
at least 21 years old ...
committed to Judaism and to
Jewish life ...
a genuine liking for youth
and enjoy working with
them ...
willing to work under close
supervision and participate in
ongoing training...
The local BBYO program
currently has 20 chapters and
reaches out to almost 700
Jewish teens in Palm Beach
Gardens, Wellington/Royal
Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Cor-
al Springs, Plantation,
Hollywood, Pembroke Pines
and North Miami Beach. The
boys component is AZA, Aleph
Zadik Aleph, and the girls is
BBG, B'nai B'rith Girls.
If interested in becoming in-
volved in young people's lives,
contact Jerome foewe or
William Rubin at the Gold
Coast Council office, for more
information and to arrange for
an interview.
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All and Paul Summers
and Family
Happy Chanukah
Merrill Lynch
Fanner 8 Smith Inc.
401 South County Rd.
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
Lionel P. Greenbaum,
Senior Vice President
1665 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Kevin Regan
Resident Manager
741 U.S. Highway 1
North Palm Beach, Florida 33406
David R. Pierson
Resident Manager
Happy Chanukah
Ranch's Drug Store
3800 S. Dixie
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridmn of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 26,1966
Major Gifts Dinner Fi
Continued from Page 1
other community members
who have made their commit-
ment at this time have
responded generously when
apprised of the needs of our
local beneficiary agencies and
the ongoing needs of the peo-
ple of Israel," stated Mrs.
Levy. "It is extremely impor-
tant that we experience a leap
forward with our Campaign in
order to raise our allocations in
the local community and for
UJA. It is our responsibility to
take thia message out into the
community for every donor to
hear and we hope the
response will be a generous
Addressing these needs at
the Major Gifts Dinner was
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's
Ambassador to the United Na-
tions. "Our honored guest
spoke brilliantly about the
nature of the needs in Israel as
well as in the Jewish world as a
whole," remarked Mr. Levy,
Major Gifts Chairman.
H. Irwin Levy, Major Gifts Chairman, and
Jeanne Levy, General Campaign Chairman,
welcome Ambassador Netanyahu (center)
to the Major Gifts Dinner held recently at
their home. With them are Eleanor and
Norman Rabb.
Florence and Joseph Mandel with Ambassador Netanyahu.
Sydelle and Arthur Meyer with Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu.
Norman and Elinor Belfer
David Berger and Mrs. Paul S. Ames
Miles Q. and Shirely Fiterman with H. Irwin Levy.


Friday. December 26, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11 ,x
Leonard and Sophie Davis with Dr. Elizabeth S. and Alan L. Shulman
Jeanne Levy and Erwin H. Blonder with Benjamin Hornstein.
Heinz and Rathe Eppler with Simone and Norman Goldblum
Arthur and Libby Gladstone with Ceil and Robert S. Levy.
Erwin Blonder, President, Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County; Shirlee
Blonder, Jeanne and Sydney Fogel, and
Esther and Alexander Gruber.
Dr. Sidney and Mildred Edelstein with Robert Balgley
(Not pictured: Norms and Murray Grabler.)

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 26, 1986
'Celebration 25'
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Theodore Bikel sings a medley of Hebrew, Russian, French and English
Community members time traveled through the past quarter century by view-
ing an extensive display of the history of Federation and Israel as the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County celebrated its 25th anniversary of service
to the community at a gala luncheon held at the Breakers recently.
Continued from Page 1
ment in Federation as a most
positive force in her life, she
urged others to get involved in
building this local community
and securing Israel's future.
Federation President Erwin
H. Blonder welcomed those
assembled "on this momen-
tous occasion." He went on to
cite some statistics stating
that by the year 2011 25
years from now the Jewish
population of Palm Beach
County could approach
250,000 .. there could be 500
students at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School, the
population could require three
Jewish Community Centers
... and the numbers of Jewish
poor in our community could
increase dramatically.
His final prediction was for a
|30 million Campaign "since
these will be the kinds of
dollars this community will
have to raise in order to meet
these local needs. This is your
community," he said, "and the
doors to the Jewish Federation Carol Greenbaum, Women's
Continued on Page 13 Division Campaign Vice Presi-
-> dent, leads the assemblage in
the hamotzi.
leanne Levy, General Campaign
Chairman, explains the needs of Jews
locally, in Israel, and worldwide.
Erwin H. Blonder, Federation Presi-
dent, paints a verbal picture of the
Jewish community of the Palm
Beaches in the year 2011.
Barbara Gordon Green, Chairman of
the 25th Anniversary celebration,
thanks her hard working committee.
Past President Robert S. Levy and his wife, Ceil, enjoy viewing photos of
their son's participation in the pre-school program during the early days of
Rath Herman, Women's Division Endowment Committee Co-Chair, peruses a
display about Palm Beach County's missions to Israel.

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(ngMj aa Mort Gilbert and past President Jeanne Levy look on.
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ARMDI-Netanya Chapter will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 6,
1 p.m. at American Savings Bank, West Gate. Guest
speaker Jennie Frummer will speak on "Aging." Auction
sale on Feb. 3, for much needed funds for medical supplies.
Lucerne Lodge No. 3132 presents for its Jan. 4 meeting
(Sunday at 9:30 a.m., traditional Bagel-Lox-Cream Cheese
served) at the Finnish Social Hall, Lehto Lane, off
Melaleuca (bet. Military and Kirk) an exciting Entertain-
ment Duo (courtesy of the Bank "Savings of America").
"Johnny and Carlos," "A multi-talented and high-
spirited presentation of music, peace, love and joy!"
Maaada Chapter coming events. Jai-Alai Thursday
Jan. 8.
The Olam Chapter will hold their next meeting on Jan. 7
at 1 p.m. at the Challenger Golf and Racquet Club, Poin-
ciana Drive, Lake Worth. The program will be a film entitl-
ed, "Molly's Pilgrim," which will be shown at 1:30 p.m.
Coffee time is 12:30 p.m.
The Palm Beach East Chapter is sponsoring "Universi-
ty On Wheels" Thursday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Airport
Hilton Hotel, Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach. Lec-
tures: "Dawn of Modernism," "Vienna at the Turn of the
Century," "Dada and Surrealism," followed by a gourmet
lunch, fashion show and card party. Donation is $50.
Lake Worth Chapter will present Brandeis University
speaker Professor Harry Zohn who will speak on "Austria
and the Road to Waldheim." A luncheon will be held at the
Royce Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, on
Monday, Jan. 5 at 11:30 a.m. Donation is $15.
Cypress Lakes Chapter Leiaureville, Sunday, Jan.
25, Gala 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and show at the Musicana, Belvedere Rd., West
Palm Beach. The "New New York Show." $27.50 per
Golda Meir-Boraton Beach Chapter have reserved the
afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton
Bal Harbour for luncheon and show, entitled, "It's Hot"
Tickets are $35 which includes gratuities and bus
transportation. Reservations are being made with Edith
Fruchs, Edna Bienstock, or Mae Satloff.
Tikvah Chapter will hold a Flea Market Jan. 4 at Cen-
tury Corners from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 13 Hadassah at
Yiddish Culture, all welcome Jan. 13 Women of Valor Lun-
cheon at The Breakers Hotel. Jan. 27 Hadassah Medical
Organization Luncheon at the Airport Hilton, kosher meal.
Yovel Chapter offers choice of two New Year's celebra-
tions, Dec. 30-Jan. 1: Either bus trip to Sarasota (Holiday
Inn) or to Tampa (Marriott Hotel). Each includes transpor-
tation, tips, sightseeing, two dinner-theatre shows and a
New Year's eve party.
Theodore Herzl Club regular meeting has been changed
to Friday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. at Beach Bank (formerly
Sunrise Bank), 4645 Gun Club Rd.
Book ReviajF by Irving Oblas.
Palm Beach
Under Rabbinical Supervision
Beat Wishes For A
Happy Chanukah
Full selection of the Finest Kosher Foods
Quality Variety Prices
5085 Okeechobee Blvd.
(in the same shopping center)
(Okeechobee & Haverhill)
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Friday, December 26, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Continued from Page 12
ot Palm Beach County will
always be open to anyone of
you who wish to take an active
role in building our Jewish
Noting that this celebration
was "truly a milestone for our
community," General Cam-
paign Chairman Jeanne Levy
declared that "through our
Campaign, we strenthen our
own community and establish
a secure and vital future for
Jewish life worldwide."
She continued that through
this community's contribu-
tions to the Federation-UJA
Campaign, Ethiopian Jewry
was rescued and now are being
helped to become an integral
part of Israeli society. Mrs.
Levy also said that Campaign
dollars are providing residents
in Project Renewal
neighborhoods with vital social
services and other assitance
they so desparately need. Ad-
ditionally, contributions are
helping to establish new set-
tlements and maintain a
multitude of other services to
help Israel provide a secure
and viable future for its
According to Mrs. Levy,
Campaign dollars also provide
for local needs including quali-
ty Jewish education for
children, skilled nursing care
for the elderly, and quality
social, recreational and educa-
tional programs for all
members of the Jewish com-
munity- "We are one of the
fastest growing Jewish popula-
tions in the country, and as
Jews we have a moral obliga-
tion to make our community
strong by providing programs
and services that will achieve a
maximum success."
A film, narrated by enter-
tainer Theodore Bikel,
presented the story of the
growth of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County.
The film highlighted local
Jewish activities as well as
Federation's relationship with
Israel through the United
Jewish Appeal.
Okeechobee Section, next membership meeting Thurs-
day, Jan. 15, at 12:30 p.m. at American Bank, Westgate.
Guest will be Dr. Linda Werner who will speak on Handling
Coming events:
Feb. 3 Lunch and Card Party, noon, at Iva's. For infor-
mation contact Ruth Straus, Somerset 1-173, or Maxine
Foster, Cantebury A-4.
Mar. 4 Dinner at Bee Hive and Burt Reynolds Theatre.
For information contact Ruth Straus, Somerset 1-173, or
Maxine Foster, Canterbury A-4.
Mar. 31 ANS Luncheon and Card Party at Christines.
For information contact Ruth Gottdiener, Chatham S-373.
Century Chapter will hold its next meeting on Jan. 8, at
Anshei Sholom, at noon. We will be entertained by per-
formers of the Actor's Repertory Co. All are welcome.
Coming events:
Saturday, Dec. 27 Matinee, "Follies" at the Royal
Palm Dinner Theatre.
Tuesday, Dec. 30-Thursday, Jan. 1 "New Year's
Weekend." Two nights at Wilson World, Famous 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. Only $250.
Sunday, Jan. 18 Bal Harbor Sheraton, a spectacular
Song and Dance Revue.
A very special and unusual evening has been planned by
the Haverhill Chapter.
On Jan. 16, services will be conducted by members in
honor of ORT Sabbath, and accompanied by the ORT
Choir. This will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Beech Federal
Savings and Loan on Gun Club Road. All members and
spouses welcome.
New meeting place of Sabra Chapter, will now be held at
Aitz Chaim, Haverhill Rd. First meeting to be held on Tues-
day, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. and every second Tuesday of the
month thereafter. Guest speaker will be Esther Plaskow on
Presentation of the Life of Maria Callas.
Soviet Jews
Continued from Page 1
for teaching Hebrew than
before and that the level of
Jewish emigration from the
Soviet Union is now lower
than it has been in many years.
"About 400,000 Soviet Jews
are waiting to leave, but only
1,000 were permitted to leave
this year," Sharansky noted.
Moreover, he said, the waiting
period for an exit visa is longer
than it has been in many years.
"Some people have been
waiting for an exit visa for
almost 17 years," he claimed.
Sharansky arrived in New
York from Washington where
he met recently with President
Reagan, Secretary of State
George Shultz and other of-
ficials and lawmakers.
He said that he raised the
situation of Soviet Jews with
Reagan and Shultz and that
the two said that the issue of
human rights of Soviet Jews
will be "top priority" in any
future negotiations between
the United States and the
Sharansky said he believes
the West should apply "strong
pressure" on the Soviet Union,
including trade restrictions
and scientific exchange limita-
tions, in order to improve the
Soviet policy toward Jews and
on the issue of human rights.
He stressed that his views are
his own and that he does not
represent the Israeli
Sharansky was critical of the
media in the West, claimed
that it is too easy on the
Soviets and their abuse of
human rights.
Binyamin Netanyahu,
Israel's Ambassador to the
United Nations, echoed
Sharansky in his assessment of
the "worsening situation" of
Soviet Jews. The Israeli envoy
charged that the Soviet
authorities are engaged in the
"lobotomization of Jewish
culture." He said that Jews
are harassed and persecuted
for trying to maintain their
culture and religion.
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A program d the JetMsri Communry Center
Initiated by County Commissioner Carol Roberts (third from
left), Commission Chairman Karen Marcus (right) presents a
proclamation of the Board of County Commissioners of Palm
Beach County declaring the week of Dec. 5-12 aa Soviet
Jewry Week to Rabbi Joel Levine and Terry Ra pa port. Co-
Chairmen of the- Soviet Jewry Task Force of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County.
Peres: No Justification
For New West Bank
Jewish Settlements
Vice. Premier and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres
declared here that Jewish set-
tlement activity in the ad-
ministered territories is diver-
ting funds from vital national
needs. His remarks were con-
demned by Yoram Aridor,
Chairman of the Herat Party
Speaking during a visit to
Kiryat Bialik near Haifa,
Peres said there was no
justification for new set-
tlements at a time when the
State lacks funds for educa-
tion, defense and welfare.
Aridor countered that Peres
and other Labor Party leaders
are obliged to honor the Labor-
Likud coalition agreement
which stipulated that new set-
tlements would be established.
Peres noted that when the
agreement was signed in 1984,
Labor was not aware of the
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Rabbi Joel Levine (standing), Co-Chairman
of the Soviet Jewry Task Force of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County,
chats with (left to right) Clarence Wagner,
Jr., Executive Director, Bridges for Peace;
Rev. Bill Compton, Wagg Memorial United
Methodist Church, who delivered a prayer
for Soviet Jewry; and Ragnhild Kjeldaas,
U.S. Director, The Bridge, who spoke
about Christians behind the Iron Curtain.
Joining former Soviet Refusenik Bella Khomak (center) on
the dais are (left to right) Rev. Sam Chess, Community Bible
Chapel, who led the assemblage in a prayer for Soviet Chris-
tians; and Yvonne Stiffler, Southeast Regional Director,
Bridges for Peace.
Interfaith Outcry
Raises Consciousness
For Soviet Jewry
Declaring that there is much
injustice in the world, Clarence
Wagner, Jr. Director of
Bridges for Peace, said at an
inter-faith outcry for Soviet
Jewry held at Faith Lutheran
Church in North Palm Beach
on Dec. 9, "We can make a
He explained to the mostly
non-Jewish audience that
400,000 Soviet Jews who have
made application to leave, are
not permitted to leave. "The
refuseniks loose their jobs, are
harassed, and maybe, sent into
exile. There is no freedom of
worship, and the Hebrew
language and public gather-
ings are frowned upon."
Bridges for Peace supports
an on-going grassroots effort
in the Christian community on
behalf of Israel and Christian-
Jewish understanding. In Oc-
tober, the Soviet Jewry Center
in Jerusalem invited Mr.
Wagner to participate in a
prayer vigil in Iceland during
the Reagan-Gorbachev sum-
mit. "We only had a few days
to plan," he explained.
"Since Iceland is such a
small country (and the U.S.
and Soviet government of-
ficials and press corps oc-
cupied all the public accom-
modations), there was no place
to stay for the Soviet Jewry
protest groups so most were
not able to come. The Jewish
community in Iceland is
minuscule (and, therefore,
could not provide the invita-
tions necessary to enter the
country at this time) so we ar-
ranged with Reykjavik Chris-
tians to open their homes to
our delegation composed of a
rabbi, two Knesset members,
another American Christian,
and 12 Soviet Jews now living
in Israel."
The Christian community in
Iceland was a tremendous help
to the protest as the summit
occurred during Yom Kippur
and as a result the Jewish
delegation was somewhat
restricted in its participation.
"It was a concerted effort. We
were fortunate that the Chris-
tian community was there to
help. Banners (protesting the
treatment of Soviet Jewry)
were held by Icelandic children
who learned Hebrew songs for
the occasion," stated Mr.
The persecution of Soviet
Jewry was brought home to
the inter-faith audience by
Bella Khomak, a former
refusenik now living in Israel,
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musical selections. With her is Rev. John F.
Frerking, of Faith Lutheran Church, host of
the Interfaith Outcry.
Rabbi Eckstein raises the consciousness of
those who attend the Interfaith Outcry for
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title III of the Older Americana 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 dairy 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 enioy
delicious nutritious foods that
are a result of carefully plann-
ed menus by a registered dieti-
cian. Daily varied programs
educate and entertain older
adults each day. People with
valuable knowledge constantly
visit the Center to inform and
enlighten participants. There
is no fee, but contributions are
requested. Reservations must
be made, call Carol or Lillian
at 689-7703.
Monday, Dec. 29
"Games" with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Dec. 30 Musical
Presentation for Chanukah
with Dorothy Goldberg
Wednesday, Dec. 31 Bir-
thday Cake for Seniors
Thursday, Jan. 1 New
Year's Day Closed
Friday, Jan. 2 To be
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 689-7703.
Transportation is available
in a designated area for per-
sons 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transportation. People are
taken to treatment centers,
doctor's offices, hospitals and
nursing homes to visit spouses,
social service agencies and
nutrition centers. The han-
dicapped are serviced in our
special lift vehicle. There is no
fee for this service but par-
Norman Bauer (left), noted philanthropist and violinist,
received the Heritage Award from the State of Israel at the
Temple Israel Beari reception held recently. Rabbi Howard
Shapiro aad temple President Ceefle T^hmanpreseated the
award, and veteran newsman Robert Mayer Evans was the
guest speaker.
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ticipants are encouraged to
contribute their fair share.
This service is in great demand
so make 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 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
Palm Beach County Adult
and Community Education
no longer in session at this
time. Tne winter session will
begin Jan. 26. Several new
classes will be offered.
Schedule will be announced.
Intermediate Bridge
Series: Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.
Second Tuesday Council:
Second Tuesday of each
month, 2 p.m.
A stimulating group of men
and women meet each week to
discuss all phases of current
events. Many members are en-
joying a Kosher lunch and
more camaraderie at 1:15 p.m.
before the regular discussion
group begins. To have lunch
first, make a reservation by
calling Veronica at 689-7703.
There is no fee, but contribu-
tions are requested. The
regular discussion group
begins at 2:15.
The regular weekly meeting
of this group will take place on
Thursday at 10 a.m. Persons
wishing to stay for an extend-
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together, make reservations
with Veronica, 689-7703.
Health Insurance
Assistance: Third Thursday of
each month.
Home Financial Manage-
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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
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The group has been invited by Temple Judea to their New
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Featured speaker at the rally, Rae federation of Palm Beach County, and
Ginsburg (second from left), is greeted by Terry Rapaport and Rabbi Joel Levine,
Erwin H. Blonder (left). President, Jewish So* J7 Task Force Co-chairmen.
Midrasha students fill the aisles with candles lit to highlight
the plight of the refuseniks. Each student announced the
name of a refusenik and how long it had been since they ap-
plied for permission to leave the Soviet Union.
Community Rallies
On Behalf of Soviet Jewry
Groups gathered all around
the world on Human Rights
Day, Dec. 10, to learn about
the loss of rights for thousands
of people all over the globe. In
Palm Beach County, 800 com-
munity members attended a
rally at Temple Beth El and
heard Rae Ginsburg, Vice
Chairman, International Com-
mission, National Jewish Com-
munity Relations Advisory
Council, declare, "Jews in the
Soviet Union are deprived
totally of exercising their God-
given rights among these is
die right to leave their own
Mrs. Ginsburg cited the
release of Anatoly Sharansky
and the attention given by
Secretary of State George
Shultz to the Soviet Jewry
issue at the Iceland summit as
being signs of renewed hope
for the plight of Soviet Jewry.
"Our hopes were also rekindl-
ed when Gorbachev was
selected as the General
Secretary of the Soviet Union.
However, any hope for im-
provement has been
Mrs. Ginsburg made the point
that anti-Semitism is still ram-
pant in the Soviet Union.
"Nine more Prisoners of Cons-
cience have been arrested and
imprisoned. In the last several
months students have been
warned about wearing kippot
and studying Talmud.
However, study still
Recently a friend of Mrs.
Ginsburg's who visited the
Soviet Union presented a
teaching certificate to a
refusenik who had studied
Hebrew and Talmud surrep-
titiously. "This courageous
person now has a passport to
the future when he is permit-
ted to emigrate."
"Our job." implored Mrs.
Ginsburg, "is to keep telling
our government how impor-
tant these people are to us. We
must fill the streets in
Washington for the next
Soviet-American summit to let
our President know that there
must be no agreements made
without regard for human
A happy moment in the
ongoing struggle for Soviet
Jewry was related by Greg
Saiontz, a local youngster, who
with his brother, Mark, had
participated in the twinning
program sponsored by the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. The program
matches this community's
B'nai Mitzvot children with
their counterparts in the
Soviet Union to highlight the
plight of Soviet Jewry.
As part of their twinning
process, they wrote to their
twin, Eli Fabricant, in the
Soviet Union. Two days prior
to their Bar Mitzvah last year,
they received a reply from Eli.
This year one day before their
birthday, they got a letter
from Eli saying that he and his
family were now in Israel. Eli
told his new friends that he
was very appreciative of
everything the two boys did to
help him and his family
Rabbi Joel Levine, Co-
Chairman of the Federation's
Soviet Jewry Task Force, urg-
ed the assamblage to actively
show their support for Soviet
Jewry by writing to their
elected officials as well as
those in the Soviet Union and
to sign petitions which were all
available in the lobby. Before
the start of the program, com-
munity members also had the
opportunity to purchase
Chanukah candles to send to
the Soviet Union and bracelets
imprinted with a refusenik's
name for them to wear until
that person is permitted to
Another highlight of the
evening was the candlelight
procession by students of
Midrasha-Judaica High
School. As they lined the aisles
of the sanctuary, they recited
the name of a refusenik along
with the date when they first
applied to leave. This simple
ceremony served to remind
people, once more, that
refuseniks have been waiting
for many years to emigrate.
Concluding the evening on
an upbeat note were the
musical duo of Cantor Rita
Shore and Ira Shore singing
songs of freedom for Soviet
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Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 26, 1986
The Rabbinical Corner
The Chanukah Phenomenon
Temple Beth El
The festival of Chanukah has
many levels of meaning and
application. While a minor
holiday, it has clearly been the
beneficiary of the Christmas
holiday season. Their proximi-
ty in time has given Chanukah
greater prominence than
originally anticipated. While
many of us may have mixed
feelings about this emphasis,
children clearly are unanimous
in their enjoyment of it and its
I do not want, however, to
dismiss Chanukah as lightly as
this. While it is a minor
festival, it carries some major
messages. At its heart is an
issue which has reappeared
throughout Jewish history. It
is an issue often overlooked or
lost amidst other lessons of the
times. While we are emphasiz-
ing it as the festival which
struck a critical blow for
religious freedom, we are
often overlooking the fact that
Chanukah also raises a ques-
tion about Jewish identity and
how to express that identity.
The Maccabees fought the
Greeks for independence and
religious rights. They also
fought an equally fierce and
important battle against their
own people the Hellenists.
At the heart of this civil strife
was a question of assimilation
to the Greek culture or a
zealous refusal to give up
Jewish identity.
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen
The Maccabean victory did
not, however, resolve this con-
flict. The Hellenist defeat did
not totally discredit an
assimilationist position. At
whatever point we take a ver-
tical slice into our history, we
are likely to find a continua-
tion of this controversy. At vir-
tually every time, the forces of
extreme assimilation are re-
jected either by the community
within or from without. No
better nor more tragic exam-
ple exists than the Holocaust
experience of German Jewry.
This was a community which in
large measure was
assimilated. In their eyes, they
were fully German. The
"Shoah" in the eyes of many
was, therefore, a statement
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about the value of such
assimilation. Hitler certainly
did not accept them as Ger-
mans no matter how
Of course, today we all prac-
tice assimilation to a certain
degree. The concept itself is
not a negative one. Indeed,
what the Maccabees
represented may also be turn-
ed into a negative. It is the ex-
treme representation of either
of these positions which
becomes the negative. Ab-
solute isolation from the out-
side world is not, in the estima-
tion of many, a necessary way
of life no more so than is the
total loss of Jewish identity.
The lesson of the Maccabees is,
however, a statement against
one degree of extremism.
While we, as American Jews,
have chosen to live within the
general society, it should be
with a clarity of who we are.
Adopting the "American man-
ner is not an invitation to
discarding our "Jewish man-
ner." We can function as
Americans while also express-
ing our Jewishness through
ritual, cultural, social and
philanthropic efforts. Our
society permits and even en-
courages this behavior. Greek
society did not and, therefore,
the Maccabees were a necessi-
ty. That struggle so long ago
should be ever present in our
minds as we celebrate this
festival and more importantly,
as we shape our lifestyles.
Happy Chanukah.
Bat Mitzvah
Ariella Esther Davis,
daughter of Karen and Gerald
Davis of West Palm Beach,
will become a Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday, Dec. 27 at Temple
Israel. Rabbi Howard Shapiro
and Cantor Peter Taormina
will officiate.
An eighth grade student at
Palm Beach Public School,
Ariella is on the yearbook staff
and has received third prize in
a county-wide essay contest.
The first-saxophonist in the
school band, she is also on the
school tennis team. Ariella has
participated in Temple Israel's
Junior Youth Group, is a
member of Kadima, and cur-
rently attends the Machon 8th
grade program at Midrasha-
Judaica High School.
Ariella will be twinning her
Bat Mitzvah with Alexandra
Offengenden of Kiev, Russia
to highlight the plight of
Soviet Jewry.
Religious Directory
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 8:16 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 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 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 Sholoah
Methodist Church, 6613 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 am. Friday evening 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 NW. 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.nt.
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 9:30 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 33452. 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 Pariah Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960. Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8;15 p.m. Saturday morning 10
a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, 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: 5849
Okeechobee Blvd., No. 201, West Palm Beach, FL 33417. Phone

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e News
Candle lighting Time
,J&kt Dc- 26 5:19 p.m.
Coming Events:
Dr. Alex E. Morse represen-
ting "New Reflections Palm
Beach," a cosmetic surgery
Icenter, will be the guest
Speaker for the Sisterhood
neeting on Jan. 13. Dr. Morse
.rill explain the many complete
outpatient programs of this
|facility and will of course
answer questions from the
floor. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Refreshments to be served.
Iriends and guests invited.
The Congregation is spon-
oring a Testimonial Luncheon
_nd Installation of Officers at
Streb's III on Monday, Jan. 12
at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment.
Dnation $11.
The Concert Stage will be
Drought to Beth Kodesh
f'Bima" on Jan. 18. The
Cultural Committee of Beth
Lodesh is presenting the
:elebrated Lyric Tenor,
obert Marinoff, who is also a
[Cantor, and he will sing from
|the Liturgical Opera and Yid-
lish Repertoire. Also on the
program will be the Virtuoso
Violinist, Harry Love. Both
erformers will have their own
piano accompanists. Tickets

are priced at $7.50 and $5. All
seats reserved. Phone the
Temple for reservation.
Reserve now for a stay at
the Regency Spa in Bal Har-
bour for four days and three
nights and meals each day,
plus snacks, luxurious accom-
modations, daily massage and
exercise room. Bus to and
from Boynton to hotel and
gratuities are included for the
price of $165. The dates are
March 4 to March 7 inclusive.
Deposits are now being ac-
cepted so call now!
Dec. 26 Chanukah Family
Service 7:30 p.m. On this
first night of the holiday of
Chanukah. Chant the blessings
and sing the traditional songs,
as well as have a special story
about this holiday.
An Oneg Shabbat will follow
the service, with jelly donuts, a
popular Israeli Chanukah
treat, for young and old alike.
(Please note earlier time so
that all families can attend.)
Dec. 27 10 a.m. The
First Sabbath of Chanukah, in-
cluding the recitation of Hallel,
and the special Haftarah for
the holiday.
warn mi
cocktail reception held on behalf of the Palm Beach County
-el Bond Society at the home of Dorothy Rautbord (right)
J a record-breaking $1.65 Million for State of Israel
The featared guest speaker wu United States Con-
man Stephen Solan (standing, center). Shown with
i are Mr. and Mrs. Loais Rogow of Paint Beach. The
si Bond organisation is a major source of development
Pita! for Israel, having provided over $7.8 billion since its
'~tion to help build every aspect of the nation's economy.
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'Images From The Kabbalah: The
Moment Of Creation' At Temple Beth El
Temple Beth El, 2815 North
Flagler Drive, West Palm
Beach, will host an exhibition
of art by Andre Berger
"Images from Kabbalah: the
Moment of Creation" in Fread
Sanctuary lobby from Dec. 26
through Jan. 26. A pre-service
reception for the artist will be
held on Friday, Dec. 26, 7:30
Mr. Berger presents an
"esoteric adventure in pain-
ting," the results of a decade
of study, according to Rabbi
Alan L. Cohen, spiritual leader
of the temple. "His ideas,
teachings, legends and faith
are expressed in colorful pic-
toral metaphors of Biblical
Artist Berger explains his
Artist Andre Berger with one of his kabbalistic inspired
Continued from Page 4
as trivial or minor. The true
spirit of Americanism would
never compel anyone to act
in conflict with his freedom
of conscience. Our early
American forebears came to
these shores precisely for
the opportunity to worship
God according to the dic-
tates of their hearts.
Q. What about the Christmas
A. The Christmas tree is
distinctively a Christmas
symbol. Since Christmas is
for Christians, the
Christmas tree is ap-
Kropriate for Christians on-
/. The Christmas tree has
no place in the Jewish home,
nor should any Jewish child
be compelled to participate
in observances involving
Christmas trees.
Q. Should Jewish childen par-
ticipate in Christmas par-
ties in the public schools?
A. Parties designated as
Christmas parties or having
the appearance of
Christmas parties, have no
place in the public schools.
Winter or year-end parties
of a general nature are
Q. Is it appropriate to give
gifts to Christian friends?
A. It is appropriate to give
Christmas gifts to our
Christian friends. However,
it is not appropriate to pre-
sent Christmas gifts to
Q. Should Jewish children par-
ticipate in Christmas plays
in public schools?
A. No. Christmas plays
generally portray religious
themes which have no place
in a public school. On the
other hand, some schools
hold a so-called "Winter
Festival" in which an at-
tempt is made to avoid all
religious connotations. But
it is sometimes difficult to
draw the distinction. If the
parents feel that the perfor-
mance is free of all religious
overtones, children may
certainly participate.
work by saying, "The kab-
balistic painter works with let-
ters just as the portrait painter
works with faces. The essence
of human knowledge emanates
from the juxtaposition of the
words, phrases and texts in
the kabbalistic painting, as the
essence of a human's character
emanates from the juxtaposi-
tion of the facial features in a
"In the Torah or Bible each
dot, letter, word and phrase
has its own particular mean-
ing, explanation and
"Throughout all the ages of
history, painting has
represented the faith and
belief of humankind, and to
this end art served basically a
religious purpose. Over the
last 250-300 years, however,
we have witnessed a tremen-
dous deviation in this function
of artistic production.
"This deviation significantly
reflects the growing
faithlessness of contemporary
man. The kabbalistic artist
uses his art to touch the heart,
and to transmit the teaching of
the Kabbalah's messages
wishing to return humankind
toward faith."
Andre Berger, a survivor of
the Holocaust and a descen-
dant from a family of Hassidic
rabbis in Rumania, studied art
in Rome and Paris. He has also
studied Kabbalah and Torah.
His works are known both in
the United States and France
where he is featured in some of
the finest galleries. He cur-
rently lives and works in south
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Page20 TbeJ*wiahFbridiMofPlmB Interfaith Outcry
For Soviet Jewry
Coatinued froa Pafe IS
who told her story. In 1978 she
was allowed to emigrate with
her daughter but ever since
she has been trying unsuc-
cessfully to make it possible
for her parents to join her in
"My parents are 74 years old
and living all alone in
Kishniev. We all first applied
to leave Russia in 1977 nd
were refused. They said the
refusal was based on possess-
ing 'state secrets' which was
not true. We waited six mon-
ths and my daughter and I ap-
plied separately. This time the
refusal was based on 'no
separation of families.' Six
months later, I wrote many
letters to Soviet officials and
was granted permission to
leave. But my parents are still
there," she said.
'My parents are pensioners
Holyland Fellowship of Chris-
tians and Jews. "There is a
need for dialogue between the
two communities," she said
and plans to continue her ef-
forts here.
Mrs. Lansat introduced Kab-
bi Yechiel Eckstein, President,
Holyland Fellowship of Chris-
tian and Jews, with whom she
had worked closely. He uses
his musical abilities to foster
inter-faith understanding and
dialogue and had this
assemblage Humming along
with him as he sang Hebrew
and English songs. He related
his early days m the Soviet
Jewry student movement
before singing "Let My People
Go," a song which served as
the motto of that movement.
"Jerusalem of Gold" sparked
his reminisces of traveling to
Israel with an inter-faith
It was the hope of the people
*"*j #** vi*i^ m *fr%s**o*\***\**-o t
and elderly. Why not let them gathered that their prayers on
come to be with us? They long behalf of Soviet Jewry and
to be with us. The Soviet
Union does not fulfill the
Helsinki Accords on human
rights. What is the answer to
make them fulfill their pro-
mises given to the WestT It is
important for you to continue
doing what you are doing to
make it possible for may
parents and many families in
the same situation as ours to
be able to leave."
Midge Lansat, a member of
the Community Relations
Council of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
worked closely with Yvonne
Stiffler of Bridges For Peace
to coordinate this event. Mrs.
Lansat became involved in
Christian-Jewish programm-
ing in Illinois where she was
the program coordinator of the
Tofu Latkes
Latkes, also known as
potato pancakes, are a tradi-
tional Chanukah dish usually
served with applesauce or sour
cream. Because they are fried
in oil, these latkes com-
memorate the miracle of the
temple oil which burned for
eight days following the vic-
tory of Judas Maccabeus in 165
But who said latkes must be
made from potatoes?
David Mintz, well-known
creator of Tofutti (r) brand
nondairy frozen dessert and
recognized Tofu Whiz, recom-
mends his special recipe for
Tofu Latkes this year:
1 lb. tofu
4 eggs
% cup flour (or for crunchier
latkes, Vi cup matzo meal)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch garlic
Oil for frying
Combine tofu and eggs in
blender. While blending, add
flour, lemon juice and season-
ings to the mixture until
smooth. Then heat the oil. For
each latke, drop two tables-
poons of mix into frying pan
and cook until golden brown
on both sides. Remove latkes
to warm platter. Repeat with
two more tablespoons of mix
until done. Should make one
dozen medium-size latkes.
Variation: Add, by hand,
about V2 cup frozen chopped
spinach or broccoli to the mix-
ture once blended. Heat the oil
and proceed as above.
Soviet Christians, who are aiso
suffering the same denial of
their basic religious freedom
by the Soviet government,
should be heard.
We want to wish you a joyous holiday. And we hope we can help bring
families together for the Festival of Lights. Delta gives you a choice of
flights to over 100 cities every day of the Hanukkah season.
Happy Hanukkah!
to your whole family
from the people at Publix.
^ May the spirit of the season bless
you with peace, joy and love.
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