The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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January 2, 1987
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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 flor idian
Sakharov Release From Exile
Viewed As Symbolic of Soviet
Change In Style, Not Substance
NEW YORK Calling the
release from internal exile of
Soviet dissident Andrei
Sakharov and his wife, Yelena
Bonner, a "heartening
gesture," Michael A. Pelavin,
chairman of the National
Jewish Community Advisory
Council, said the development
is "one of a series by the
Soviet Union that represents a
change in style in the handling
of human rights, which
reflects its embarrassment
over the exposure of their
repression of Sakharov and
others, including thousands of
Soviet Jews who are refused
the right to emigrate."
"Sakharov, who is not
Jewish, has been a hero to
Soviet Jews for his forceful ad-
vocacy of their right to
emigrate and practice their
religion and culture," Pelavin
noted. "In human terms, the
couple's return to Moscow,
after their many years of cruel
isolation in the closed city of
Gorky, is something we all
welcome. But it is somewhat
ironic that the Soviet govern-
ment should win praise for
releasing them from an inter-
nal exile to which they had
been unjustly sentenced in the
first place.
"The Sakharovs' return to
Moscow, where they will again
be able to see friends and col-
leagues, is further evidence of
the Soviet government's
change in style. But they have
yet to implement changes in
substance, for the doors to
Soviet Jewish emigration re-
main closed and their condi-
tions oppressive."
The NJCRAC is the national
advisory, planning and coor-
dinating body for the field of
Jewish community relations,
comprising 113 local and 11
national Jewish agencies.
NJCRAC has given a high
Sriority to the issue of Soviet
e wry as the coordinator of ad-
vocacy efforts in Jewish com-
munities across the country.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Dante Fascell
(D., Fla.) takes time oat from the Iran arms sales hearings to
meet with Natan Sharansky, who was visiting Washington to
discuss the continuing plight of Soviet Jewry. Sharansky, the
internationally-renowned dissident, was permitted to leave
the Soviet Union earlier this year and is now living in Israel.
.Advance Response For
President's Dinner High
Israel Given Demjanjuk's
Nazi ID Card
Soviet Union has provided
Israel with the original Nazi
SS identity card issued to Ivan
Demjanjuk, the alleged war
criminal being held in Ramie
prison pending trial, possibly
this month. Demjanjuk chang-
ed his first name to John when
he became an American citizen
in 1958. He was extradited to
Israel last February.
original identity card because
the photo copy of the card in
its possession was considered
insufficient evidence to pre-
sent in court. The original was
obtained through what were
described as indirect channels
to the Moscow authorities. It
Campaign Chairman
Announced ... pages 3,7
Business Executives
Forum To Meet... page 5
Sex and Love Topic of
Midrashs Forum...
Chanukah Songfeat
Features Telephone Call
To Refusenik... page 10
"Killing Fields" Journalist
Advocates Journalistic
Independency... page 17
was given to Nimrod Novik,
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres' political adviser, who
handed it over to Attorney
General Yosef Harish.
But the card contains
discrepancies which could
raise difficulties in identifying
Demjanjuk as the Treblinka
death camp guard known by
inmates as^'Ivan the Terrible*
for his extreme brutality.
It bears a photograph on one
side and personal and physical
details on the other. The latter
include a scar on his back
which the Ramie jail
authorities have identified on
the prisoner's back. But the
card certifies that the bearer
was a guard at the Sobibor
prison whereas the charge
sheet against Demjanjuk
refers to crimes committed at
centimeter difference between
Demjanjuk's height and the
height listed on the card. Dem-
janjuk's American attorney,
Mark O'Connor, immediately
attacked the card as a Soviet
forgery intended to implicate
the Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk
in war crimes for reasons of
their own.
Demjanjuk, 66, a former
resident of Cleveland, Ohio,
was stripped of his U.S.
citizenship and is the first
alleged Nazi war criminal to be
extradited to Israel to stand
Noting that the advance
response for reservations for
the upcoming President's Din-
ner was very "exciting," Er-
win H. Blonder, President of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and Chairman
of the dinner, urged the com-
munity to take the opportunity
to attend this significant Cam-
paign event.
"It is a wonderful chance for
our community's leadership to
be in the presence of such an
individual as Akiva Kohane
who for more than four
decades has been responsible
for shaping the quality of life
for the Jewish citizens of
Eastern Europe," Mr. Blonder
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee Direc-
tor for Poland and its
transmigrant programs will be
the guest speaker at the Presi-
dent s Dinner given on behalf
of the 1987 Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County-United
Jewish Appeal Campaign. The
$10,000 minimum commit-
ment event will be held on
Thursday, Jan. 8, 6 p.m., at
The Breakers, Palm Beach.
Mr. Blonder indicated that it
was still not too late to make a
reservation to attend the din-
ner. "Our community will have
the rare opportunity to hear
from someone who is so closely
attuned to the daily lives of the
remnant of the Jewish com-
munity of Eastern Europe. By
participating in this Campaign
event, our community will
demonstrate their own com-
mitment to the survival of toe
Jewish people."
For reservations, contact
Douglas Kleiner, Campaign
Director, at the Federation of-
fice, 832-2120.
Ruth Berman (center) welcomes the Lion of Judah Co-Chairwomen, (left to
right) Sheila Engelstein, Shirley Leibow, and Jackie Eder, and Carol Green-
baum, Women's Division Campaign Vice President, to her home for the
Worker Training session held recently. The Lion of Judah Reception will be
held on Thursday, Jan. IS, 3 p.m., at the home of Mrs. Edwin M. Roth, Palm
Beach. For additional photos, see page 11.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 2, 1987
The Rapaport Years 1971-72
Looking Back
25 Years of Local
Jewish Federation History
Robert D. Rapaport is Federation President. Jeanne
Levy heads Women's Division.
Jewish Family and Children's Service approved to hire
professional for two days a week to do family counseling.
Campaign reports final total of $428,000.
Federation Executive Director I. Edward "Bin" Adler
(left) aeeto with Sy Fine to discuss the 1971 Campaign.

SATURDAY, JAN. 17, 1987
8:00 PM-10:00 PM
ADVANCE SALE: Mail check with sell-
addressed stamped envelope enclosed to
Jewish Community Center 700 Spencer Orive.
West Palm Beach. FL 33409 Deadline tor
advance sale is January 10 1967
Please CaU 689-7700 for Further Information
(Mr. Rapaport was
unavailable for an interview.
This article is based on discus-
sions with I. Edward "Bim"
Adler who was the Federa-
tion's Executive Director dur-
ing Mr. Rapaport's
The administration of
Robert D. Rapaport marked
the beginning of a surge in the
Jewish population of the Palm
Beaches. As a result, planning
began to provide for more ser-
vices and programs to meet
the needs of the increased
These growing needs
necessitated the emphasis on
raising more funds through
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign. According
to I. Edward "Bim" Adler,
Federation's Executive Direc-
tor at that time, the Campaign
reached $428,000 in 1971.
"This was a big jump in the
Campaign. We opened our fun-
draising drive with a Special
Gifts event hosted by Mr. and
Mrs. Nathan Appleman. We
also established the first
Federation-UJA Campaign in
Century Village," stated Mr.
Due to the increased
numbers of young children in
this community, Camp
Shalom's facilities and pro-
grams were expanded. "For
the first time, we had over 300
campers attending each four-
week session during the sum-
mer," Mr. Adler noted.
Other services were needed
due to the population boom. A
professionally staffed Jewish
Family and Children's Service
was openend in the Citizens
Building on a two day a week
basis in cooperation with the
JFCS of Miami. The Federa-
tion also had offices in the
building but the counseling
services were separate to in-
sure confidentiality.

Federation President Robert Rapaport (left) joins with his
Campaign Chairman, Robert S. Levy (right) to given Cam-
paign awards to Dr. Elliot Klorfein (second from left) and
Sherman Galin.
As the population grew, so
did the numbers of Jewish
elderly and infirmed who re-
quired hospital and convales-
cent care. During this time,
Federation established a
Friendly Visitors program
under the chairmanship of
Mary Brodman and Esther
Levy. They recruited people to
visit these unaffiliated patients
in hospitals, nursing homes
and also those who were con-
fined to their homes.
Under Mr. Rapaport's ad-
ministration, the first com-
munitywide rally for Soviet
Jewry was held. "Federation
Continued on Page 6-
Tune In
Monday, January 5,6 p.m.
Live telephone hook-up with the Jewish
community's adopted retusenik,
Cherna Goldort
Callers will be able to talk directly
with Cherna in the Soviet Union.
......and help the Jewieh 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 Jewiah Federation of Palm Beach County.
" C^!2? hou/8 *" Mondy 1 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 mtJBmum *r^
A salary of $8/hour will be paid. In addition, bonuses will be awarded on the basis of
" minSSSXiS^i! trTnf.aea8ion at Federation on Sunday, January 18.
ISSUES? a3-,AM "ft"*? at 2"3 PM PynHmt for the training session
?afl5w5k ^ to*"P"**"*wh0vergethe 12hoSminimum
EZinnS SSSH 5S2 Join ^ team by calling Sylvia at the Jewiah
Federation of Palm Beach County at 832-2120 byWednesday, January 14!

Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Chairmen Named For Hunters Run Campaign
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
Marilyn and Martin Evenchik
as General Chairmen and Jane
S. Swotes as Campaign Chair-
man of the Campaign at
Hunters Run, Boynton Beach.
In making the announce-
ment, Mrs. Levy said, "I am
{>1 eased that these three
eaders of the Boynton Beach
Jewish community will be
spearheading this Campaign.
Their commitment on behali of
their fellow Jews is ongoing
and I am confident that their
sincere dedication will inspire
the residents of Hunters Run
to show their commitment to
Jews locally, worldwide and in
The Evenchiks announced
that two events have been
scheduled for this year. "The
3rd Annual Pacesetters Din-
ner Dance will be held on
Thursday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.,
at the Hunters Run Clubhouse.
It is given on behalf of the
Federation/UJA Campaign
($1,750 minimum commit-
ment). It will be hosted by Mr.
and Mrs. Benjamin Frankel.
"Our next event is the 4th
Annual Hunters Run Gala Din-
ner Dance to be held on Sun-
day, Mar. L 6:30 p.m., at The
Breakers, Palm Beach ($500
Women's Division
Ludwig and Rooks to Chair
Gathering At Eastpointe
Mollie Fitterman, President
of the Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, has announced
the appointment of Dorothy
Ludwig and Rachel Rooks as
Co-Chairmen of the Gathering
to be held at Eastpointe. The
event, which is a Board
Meeting open to all women in
Palm Beach County, will be
held on Wednesday, Jan. 21,
10 a.m., at the South Village
Recreational Center in
Mrs. Fitterman noted that
Women's Division was holding
an open Board Meeting to
educate woman about Federa-
tion, its relationship to local
beneficiary agencies, and the
various educational and
outreach components of
Women's Division. "I am
pleased that Dorothy and
Rachel have accepted this posi-
tion and will be encouraging
their neighbors to join with us
for a very special program,"
she said.
Mrs. Ludwig, who moved
here four years ago from
Boston, chaired the Women's
Division Eastpointe Mini-
Mission in 1984. She is a past
President of Aid For Cancer
Research and has served as
Scholarship Chairman of the
Palm Beach Smith College
Club. A life member of
Hadassah, Mrs. Ludwig is Vice
President of the Women's
Auxiliary of the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center.
Mrs. Rooks, who has lived in
Eastpointe for the last year.
Continued on Page 8
Martin Evenchik
minimum gift event).
Mrs. Swotes stated, "We are
looking forward to two
outstanding events which will
continue to involve more and
more of our residents as they
demonstrate their commit-
ment to their fellow Jews."
Seasonal residents of Can-
ton, Ohio and Boynton Beach,
Mr. and Mrs. Evenchik have
been involved for the past
several years in the Campaign
at Hunters Run. Last year
they co-chaired the Dinner
Dance. Mr. Evenchik is also
very involved in the Jewish
and general community in
Canton. This year he is chair-
ing their Federation's com-
munity mission to Israel. Mr.
Evenchik is on the Board of his
synagogue and has served as
President of the Jewish Com-
munity Center as well as in
several other leadership posi-
tions. He has also served as
President of his country club
and of the Mental Health and
Retardation Board. In addi-
tion, he has been active in sup-
porting the arts.
Mrs. Evenchik is also very
involved in the Canton com-
munity. She is on the Board of
Federation Shabbat
Each year synagogues across the county devote a Shabbat to informing
their congregants about the programs and services of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County and Ite beneficiary agencies the
Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Community Day School, the
Jewish Family and Children's Service and the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Friday, Jan. 16
Golden Lakes Temple
1470 Golden Lakes
Rabbi Joseph Speiser
Temple Beth Sholom
315 N. "A" Street, LW
Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg
Temple Beth Torah
900 Big Blue Trace, WPB
Rabbi Steven Westman
Temple Israel
1901 No. Flagler, WPB
Rabbi Howard Shapiro
Friday, Jan. 23
Temple Beth Am
759 Parkway Street, Jupiter
Temple Beth Zion
129 Sparrow Dr., WPB
Rabbi Seymour Friedman
Friday, Feb. 6
Congregation Anshei Sholom
5348 Grove Street, WPB
Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde
The above listings were included as of press time. For additional synagogues
participating In Fsdsration Shsbbst, watch for this sd In subssqusnt Issues.
For more Information, contact Rabbi Alan Sherman, Fsdsration Chaplain, at the
Federation offlcs, 832-2120.
Marilyn Evenchik
Directors of Sugardale Foods,
Inc. and Morgan's
Restaurants. In the Jewish
community, Mrs. Evenchik
sits on the Hadassah Board
and her temple Board, as well
as the National Council of
Jane S. Swotes
Jewish Women. She has been
very active in the Jewish Com-
munity Center, having chaired
several committees and has
served as Vice President and
Continued on Page 8-
Fields To Lead Campaign
At Lands Of The President
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
Arthur Fields as Chairman of
this year's drive for the Lands
of the President division.
Formerly of the Cleveland
area, he was long active in
Jewish community and civic af-
fairs. For several years he was
chairman of the Ashtabula
County UJA Campaign and
has continued that interest
since taking up local residency
by involvement on the Federa-
tion/UJA Campaign commit-
tee at the Lands.
In organizing this year's
drive, Mr. Fields has already
enlisted a team of experienced
leaders in preparation for ac-
tive solicitation in the apart-
ment buildings and residential
areas comprising the complex.
Heading the various units
are: Morris Ollove and Henry
Weinstein at the Envoy; Jack
Rotner, Seymour Schwartz
and Julius Elowitch at the Lin-
coln; Max Schuster and Irwin
Katz at the Jefferson; Max
Lampert at the Washington;
Bernard Goodman and Earl
Isaacson at the Parliament;
Bernard Weinstein at the Con-
Arthur Fields
sulate will be assisted by Lee
Condo I is chaired by Philip
and Lillian Goldstein; Condo V
by Dr. Lester Silverman, and
Condo VI by Selig Glick. The
Mansionaires area is being
covered by Leonard Sharkey
and the Presidential Estates
by Ben Roisman and Bernard
As a Campaign goal, Mr.
Fields will seek to maintain the
record of continuous annual
growth in total funds and
number of contributors which
has marked every drive at the
Business and
Women's Group
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Tuesday, January 6,1987 7:00 P.M.
The Hyatt Hotel
West Palm Beach
R.S. V.P. by calling Couven i<
FAYE STOLLER at the Includes proc
Federation office, 832-2120

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 2, 1987
Origin Of Tradition
Cheese, doughnuts, goose and latkes are traditionally eaten
during the celebration of Chanukah. What are the origins of
these traditions?
In the apocryphal story of Judith, a daughter of one of the
Hasmoneans, the heroine fed cheese to Holofernes, the general
of Nebuchadnezzer's army and an enemy of the Jews. The
general became so thirsty from the cheese that Judith was able
to give him wine. When Holofernes became drunk, Judith killed
him, thus saving the Jews.
Potato latkes and doughnuts, both popular Chanukah dishes,
are fried in oil, which symbolizes the miracle of the oil which
lasted eight days instead of one. Some Ashkenazim call latkes
fastputshes or pontshkes, and Israelis call them levivot. The
Hebrew word for doughnuts is sufganiyot.
Because traditional Chanukah delicacies are cooked with oil,
fat was needed in order to prepare the dishes. A fatty fowl,
goose, became a popular dish to serve on Chanukah. Its fat was
often rendered and then set aside for Passover, as well, Grivn,
the crisp, fried fat of the goose was served as a garnish for
Why are the candles of the Chanukah menorah lighted from
left to right?
The practice follows the tradition of giving equal importance
to the right and left sides of the menorah, indicating that God's
f>resence is everywhere. The candles are inserted from right to
eft, but are kindled from left to right.
Why do Jews play cards on Chanukah?
This custom began during the Middle Ages, when yeshiva
students abandoned their studies to celebrate the holiday, and
participated in games of chance. Though many rabbis protested
this form of celebration, it was defended by Rabbi Levy Yitzhak
of Berditchev, who explained that playing cards on Chanukah
night helped students train themselves to stay up late on other
nights of the year, enabling them to study Torah for longer
Two theories are known, explaining why the heroes of the
Chanukah story were called Maccabees. According to one ex-
planation, maccabee is derived from the Hebrew word, makav,
meaning hammer. It is said that Judah, the leader of the revolt
against the Syrian-Greeks, was given the name because of his
great strength.
Another theory explains that maccabee is the acrostic formed
by joining the first letter of the Hebrew words "Mi komocha
ba'elim Adonoy," which means "Who among the mighty is like
Thee, 0 God?" The word was used as a battle cry, as the patriots
warred against the Syrian-Greeks.
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how the menoRah
developed fRom Antiquity
During the Holocaust, there
were Jews in the camps who
risked their lives to fulfil the
mitzvah of kindling the
Chanukah lights. Their
makeshift menorot and
menorot in Jewish homes and
synagogues throughout our
history have their prototype in
the Great Menorah which
stood in the Holy Temple.
The Great Menorah was a
huge golden candelabrum,
over six feet high. It had seven
branches, all joined to a single
stem, each branch correspon-
ding to the seven days of crea-
tion. While the nations of the
world worshipped each of the
powers of creation as a
separate entity, the Jews saw
these powers as branches com-
ing from a single Source. In
fact, a specification for the
Great Menorah was that it be
fashioned from one beaten
piece of gold rather than
smaller pieces welded
built the Holy Temple, he
designed the windows to be
wide within and narrow on the
exterior of the building. In this
way, the light from the Great
Menorah would radiate out-
ward from the Holy Temple,
overriding the amount of light
streaming in from the outside.
From this detail, we learn that
the Temple did not depend on
the light coming from without,
but rather all Jews looked to
the light and spiritual blessing
which it radiated.
The Great Menorah plays a
significant role in the story of
Chanukah, which took place
during the Second Temple
period, when the Jewish peo-
ple were under Greek domina-
tion. When the Greeks entered
and defiled the Holy Temple,
the Jewish people were
outraged, and a Jewish
resistance rallied.
The High Priest Mattathias
and his five sons led a
rebellion, and, despite all odds,
they succeeded against the
mighty Greek empire. At once,
they hastened to purify the
Holy Temple and resume the
Divine Service on the 25th day
of Kislev. This date explains
the meaning of the word
Chanukah or Chanu Kaf-Hay
which is translated as "they
rested (from their enemies) on
the 25th."
WHEN THE priests turned
to relight the lamps of the
Great Menorah, they found
that the Greeks had defiled all
the olive oil except for one un-
touched flask which still bore
the seal of the High Priest. It
would take at least eight day,
before they could obtain new
oil since their source was four
days journey there and four
days back.
Then the celebrated miracle
of Chanukah occurred. The
small flask of oil, enough oil for
a single day, burned in the
Great Menorah for eight full
Our lighting of the menorah
during the eight days of
Chanukah is a reminder of the
Great Menorah and the
miracle of the oil. But the pur-
pose of the Chanukah menorah
is not to commemorate an
event that is long past. Just as
the Great Menorah provided a
channel to bring God's light in-
to the world, so the lighting of
each tabletop menorah has the
same purpose.
ween our Chanukah menorot
and the Great Menorah in the
Holy Temple is reflected in
certain Chanukah obser-
vances. Many Jews light their
menorot using pure olive oB
and cottonwool wicks. Aside
from the menorah, an addi-
tional candle is kept burning to
make sure that the Chanukah
lights are not simply used to il-
luminate a dark room.
Readers Write
Thank G-d For The Morse
The Jewish Floridian:
The Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center of Palm
Beach County, which is the
Jewish Home for the Aged,
located on Haver hill Road,
north of our own Century
Village, celebrated their 3rd
Anniversary recently. It is a
thriving, caring concerned
home for 120 men and women.
As Century Village seniors,
many of us are looking up-
wards for answers we aren't
privileged to know, and there's
no doubt that thinking people
give thanks to their own per-
sonal deity for all blessings.
Especially gratified are those
who have lived in our retire-
ment area for a long time,
since we are surrounded by ag-
ing people with problems of
the aged. Many of us have
been blessed with a long good
life, but sad to say, there are
others here not as fortunate.
To their credit, many
Villagers have become
founders of the Morse Home,
and others have become Life
Members of the Women's Aux-
iliary of the Morse. Hundreds
have become Annual members
and pay their dues each year.
Many of our CV ladies have
joined the volunteer group,
and they were deservedly
honored recently at a garden
patio brunch. These unselfish
women do a great service to all
of the residents who make the
Morse their home.
The Morse Center benefited
from a recent lunch and
fashion show at the Royce
Hotel where the Center's
Nearly New Thrift Shop (242
S. County Road, Palm Beach,
655-3230, open Tuesdays
through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5
p.m.) participated with their
models in their thrift shop
Many people have made
generous donations to the
Morse Center in honor or in
memory of someone or upon
special occasions, which helps
ensure the quality of programs
and special services provided
to the residents. Those in-
terested in making their own
donation may do so by forwar-
ding their contribution to the
Center. They will gladly
acknowledge your support.
Mail to the Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center, 4847 Fred
Gladstone Drive, West Palm
Beach, FL 33407.
1987 Campaign
Major Events
Jm. 8 President's Dinner
14 The Fountains Cocktail Party
Friday, January 2,1987
Volume 13
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15 Women's Division Lion of Judah
18 Poinciana Luncheon
. 18 Century Village Rally
Jm. 25 The Fountains Golf Tournament
Jm. 29 Hunters Run Pacesetters Event
Feb. 15 Indian Spring Dance
Feb. 18 Women's Division Pacesetters'
Feb. 20 High Ridge Golf Tournament
Feb. 26 Community Dinner
1 -
6 -
8 -
11 -
22 -
Mar. 23-27
Hunters Run Dinner Dance
Eastpointe Dinner
Wellington Event
Women's Division $365 Event
Super Sunday
- Super Week
Apr. 1 Women's Division K'Tubat
Apr. 26 Young Adult Division
INFORMATION: For more details on
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Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Clarke To Address Business Executives Forum
Bruce Alexander and David
Shapiro, Co-Chairmen of the
Business Executive Forum
Young Adult Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, have announc-
ed that the second meeting of
the group will be held on
Thursday, Jan. 15, 6 p.m., at
the Royce Hotel, West Palm
In announcing that the guest
speaker for this event will be
Lance S. Clarke, Executive
Director of the Downtown
Development Authority, the
Co-Chairmen in a joint state-
Radio/TV/ Him
MOSAIC Sunday, Jan. 4, 9 a.m. WPTV Channel 5
- with host Barbara Gordon Green. Interview with
Theodore Bikel.
JfclLHAYIM ~ Sunday, Jan. 4, 7:30 a.m.
WPBR-1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The
Jewish Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Jan. 4,6 a.m. WPEC Channel 12
(8:30 a.m. WFLX-TV-29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Jan. 8, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ-1340-AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
"LEGACY" Friday, Jan. 2, 7:55 p.m. WPBT Chan-
nel 2 Special guest Rabbi Solomon Schiff.
'Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
January 2
Jewish Community Center Winter program begins
January 3
Women's American ORT Lake Worth West Regency
January 4
Central Conservative Synagogue Men's Club 9:30 a.m.
American Zionist Federation Assembly in Philadelphia
through Jan. 7 Jewish War Veterans No. 501 9:30 a.m.
January 5
Jewish Federation Women's Division Nominating
Committee 10 a.m. Jewish Community Day School -
board 7:45 p.m. Congregational Anshei Sholom
Sisterhood board 9:45 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women Ohav
- Children's Home Benefit Luncheon noon Women's
American ORT Lakes of Poinciana 12:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT Royal board 9:30 a.m. B'nai
B'rith Yachad Unit board -10 a.m. Women's American
ORT Palm Beach board 9:45 a.m. Brandeis University
Women Palm Beach West 12:30 p.m. Hadassah -
Tikvah board -1 p.m. Hadassah West Boynton -12:30
p.m. Women's American ORT Mid Palm board -1 p.m.
Temple Judea Board of Trustees Jewish Federation -
Demographic Study Committee 7:30 p.m.
January 6
Jewish Federation Women's Division Business and
Professional Networking Forum 6 p.m. Yiddish
Culture Group Century Village 10 a.m. Jewish
Federation Educators Council Meeting at Jewish Com-
munity Day School noon Central Conservative
Synagogue board 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth Torah board
- 8 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Shalom board 9:30 a.m.
Na amat USA Palm Beach Council 10 a.m. Jewish
Federation Demographic Study 7:30 p.m.
January 7
Lake Worth Jewish Center Sisterhood board 10 a.m.
National Council of Jewish Women Palm Beach board -
10 a.m. Temple Emanu-El Adult Education lecture -
9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women Olam noon Yiddish
Culture Group Cresthaven -1 p.m. Jewish Community
Center board 8 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Shalom lun-
cheon/fashion show noon Jewish Federation Soviet
Jewry Task Force noon Jewish Federation Women'*
Division Business and Professions! Committee
Meeting 5:30 p.m. Jewish Federation Demographic
Study Committee 7:30 p.m.
January 8
Jewish Federation President's Dinner st the Breakers
- 6 p.m. National Council of Jewish Women Okeechobee
- board 10 a.m. Women's American ORT Haverhill -
board 1 p.m. Temple Emanu-El Adult Education -
Hebrew -10 a.m. American Jewish Congress -12:30 p.m.
Na'amat USA Theodore Heral -1 p.m. B'nai B'rith No.
2939 board -1 p.m. Hadassah Aliya board -10 a.m.
National Council of Jewish Women Flagler Evening -
board 8 p.m. Women's League for Israel 1 p.m.
Na'amat USA Council 9:30 a.m. Jewish Community
Day School Chanukah "Jog-a-Thon" 2 p.m. Jewish
Federation Demographic Study Committee 7:30 p.m.
ment said, "We are pleased
that Mr. Clarke will be ad-
dressing our group about the
prospects for future economic
development in the Palm
Beaches. Our business and
professional young adults have
a vested interest in this com-
munity's economic growth and
will find this forum most
The first BEF program held
last month at the Governor's
Club was extremely suc-
cessful, attracting more than
100 local young business and
professional people," the Co-
chairmen noted.
The Business Executives
Forum is an opportunity for
members of the Jewish
business and professional com-
munity to meet and interact
with each other. It is spon-
sored by the YAD in an effort
to encourage further participa-
tion in the Jewish Federation
and the enhancement of this
Jewish community through the
development of new business
opportunities and an
awareness of Jewish and
business related topics.
Lance S. Clarke has served
as Executive Director of the
Downtown Development
Authority since 1983. He also
serves as Executive Director
of the city's Community
Redevelopment Agency. He
came to this community from
Hollywood, Florida where he
served as Assistant Director
and Principal Planner of the
Department of Growth
Previously, Mr. Clarke had
been associated with Iowa
State University as an assis-
tant professor in urban plann-
ing and with the University of
Colorado at Colorado Springs
as a lecturer in public ad-
ministration. He has worked
for the City of Colorado Spr-
ings as assistant to the Direc-
tor of the Community Develop-
ment Department and for the
City of Boulder as an assistant
urban corps coordinator.
Serving on the Business Net-
working Committee are Philip
Balas, Bonnie J. Bute, Hewitt
Bruce, Terrsnce Cohen,
Jonathan Flah, Jacqueline Ipp,
Morris Kener, Steven Lippock
and Charlotte Morpurgo.
Also serving are Peggy Mor-
purgo, Peter Morpurgo, Amy
Pearlman, Janet S. Reiter,
Audrey Rosenthal, Fred
Salomon, Harvey White, Alan
Zangen and Donna Zeide.
For more information, con-
tact Debbie Hammer, Young
Adult Division Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Economic Growth Plan For Israel
Lower tax rates and fewer tax
concessions are two key
elements in a far-reaching
economic growth plan now
under preparation by the
Finance Ministry and the Bank
of Israel.
The plan also envisions
significant easing of foreign
currency restrictions and a
drastic overhaul of Israel's
capital market.
The planning has been ac-
celerated in the wake of the
new American tax reform in
part to meet the challenge of
the brain drain to the United
Finance Minister Moshe
Nissim, in a series of inter-
views, has deliberately unveil-
ed major elements of the new
plan and encouraged public
is working hard to gamer
political support among both
major coalition partners for his
program which hinges, he
insists, on a substantial reduc-
tion of government spending
in next fiscal year's national
budget. The budget debate is
due to begin in the Cabinet.
Nissim assured interviewers
that he is not contemplating a
devaluation of the Shekel or
further austerity measures,
although there has been in-
tense speculation in this direc-
tion in some newspapers.
On the contrary, the Israel-
European Economic Com-
munity tariff-reduction agree-
ments which went into ef-
fect Jan. 1 will mean a lower-
ing in the prices of cars and
other consumer durables im-
ported from Europe and the
government has resolved not
to make up the shortfall in add-
ed purchase tax.
Government planners
believe they can drive inflation
even lower than the current 20
percent annual rate despite
an anticipated rise in con-
sumer spending by further
substantial cuts in government
BUILDING ON the success
of the July, 1985 economic
emergency program, Nissim
and bank governor Prof.
Michael Bruno, now want to
spur the economy into a
growth phase. For the worker
and for employers, this will
mean less direct taxation
and a much simplified taxation
structure that will eliminate
the myriad concessions and
loopholes that now encrust the
Israeli system.
"Our policy is aimed at mak-
ing it worthwhile for people to
work," the Finance Minister
told the Jerusalem Post, "(at)
encouraging immigration, and
at preventing a brain dram."
Under the present tax struc-
ture, wages and salaries are
taxed at 60 percent over a
margin of around $12,000 an-
nually. This situation has
spawned both a massive black
market economy and a
widespread feeling that work
and effort are not worthwhile.
Companies, too, are more
heavily taxed than almost
anywhere in the Western
Speaking to Davar, Nissim
stressed that there must be no
substantial wage rises in the
year ahead. He said this was a
critical element of his
Davar is owned by
Histadrut, and Nissim knows
he needs the continued
cooperation of Histadrut
Secretary-General Yisrael
Kessar if the recovery-to-
growth plan is to succeed.
Nissim told Davar that the
touchstone of success for him
would be a balanced budget for
the coming fiscal year.
the expenditure side were
already built in, he said: Debt-
repayment including the
bank shares which the govern-
ment undertook to guarantee
higher wages for policemen
and nurses, two growing
population groups that require
increased social services.
And certain decreases on the
-income side had to be an-
ticipated especially the
unlikelihood of any further
emergency aid from the
United States as had been for-
thcoming over the past year
($1.5 billion).
To reach a balanced budget
would therefore require cut-
backs in certain areas, Nissim
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Midrasha Issues Forum
Nationally Known Psychologist
To Address Jewish Teens
'Historic' Zionist
Alliance Announced
"This is a good time to think
through what we can do to
strengthen Jewish family
life," observes Sol Gordon,
"To strengthen the Jewish
family, we must start by help-
ing our children feel accepted,
wanted and cared for, he
"As parents, we are the sex
educators of our children,
whether we do a good job or a
bad job."
Dr. Gordon, a nationally
renowned psychologist and
author will be in the Palm
Beaches Jan. 7, 7:45 p.m., to
address Jewish teens and their
families on the topic, "Sex and
the Jewish Teen/' at the third
Midrasha-Judaica High School
Issues Forum held this year at
the Jewish Community Day
School. He will speak directly
to the subject, "How can you
tell if you're really in love.
These forums, sponsored by
the Education Committee of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County in cooperation
with the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, are design-
ed to raise issues and open
dialogue among teens and
their families on major issues
of concern. They are open to
all members of the community.
Dr. Gordon stressed that
communication between
parents and their teen-age
children on issues of sex really
should begin at an early age.
"If you are a believable parent,
children will start asking ques-
tions at 4 or 5. This is the most
appropriate time to respond
very truthfully."
However, if rapport with a
child has not been established
an early age, it is not too late
to remedy the situation when
the child reaches his teen
years, Dr. Gordon said. But he
warned that "if a parent is in
conflict with their children in
general, they will not listen to
anything the parent says. If
they are not in conflict, talk
with them about sexuality in
general, not over specific in-
dividual issues. Gear discus-
sions around newspaper ar-
ticles, TV programs or even a
topic in Ann Landers' column.
Any of these avenues will help
to open up the subject."
Another way to initiate
discussions with teens is to put
his book, The Teenage Survival
Book on the table and say,
"Don't read this book!", he
To make parents feel more
comfortable in discussing sex
with their teenagers, Dr. Gor-
don cited research which in-
dicated that talking more in-
timately with teenagers about
sex does not stimulate inap-
propriate behavior. "It inhibits
it Parents that talk with their
kids usually have children that
delay their first sexual ex-
perience," he said.
Jewish ethics and respon-
sibilities toward sexuality
stress that a person must be a
"mensh," Dr. Gordon stated.
It is the responsibility of the
parents to bring up their child
to be a good person but they
must realize that kids are not
perfect. "Don't expect perfec-,
tion," Dr. Gordon said, as he
quoted the Talmud, "Expect
Dr. Sol Gordon
miracles but don't count on
Dr. Gordon, Director of the
Institute of Family Research
and Education at Syracuse
University, has appeared on
most of the major national
television shows including The
Phil Donahue Show, The To-
day Show and 60 Minutes. He
is the author of Raising a
Child Conservatively in a Sex-
ually Permissive World with
his wife, Judith. His most re-
cent book, When Living Hurts,
was published by the Union of
American Hebrew
For more information, con-
tact Ann Lynn Lipton, Educa-
tion Director, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
Three Zionist organizations
have formed a coalition to pro-
vide a voting bloc in the World
Zionist Congress scheduled to
be held in December 1987 in
The bloc, the United Israel-
Zionist Coalition, comprises
Herut, Tehiya and Tami,
"three American Zionist
organizations that share a
desire for Israel's peace and
security, settlement of Judaea
and Samaria, and a dynamic
free enterprise economy," ac-
cording to a statement issued
by the Herut Zionists of
America which also announced
the formation of the Coalition.
The Coalition also includes the
Betar and Tagar youth
Harry Taubenfeld, chairman
of Herat's U.S. election com-
mittee, said the Coal iton "is a
unique and historic agreement
- the first formal alliance of
American Zionist organic
turns. Away from the pettinS.
of partisan Jewish J
the Coalition indicates HeraX
desire to unify efforts to oro.
mote peace and democracyfor
the State of Israel, asTeft
woridwuie6'^117 f Je*
The coalition is conducting a
massive membership and elec
tl(5 ^fmJ?aign; taubenfeld
said. Election of delegates to
the Zionist Congress will take
place in May, 1987.
lJ^j 5ioni8t or*itioM in
the U.S. are now preparing for
those elections by placing ads
in the media, holding public
forums, and conducting direct
mailings and personal canvass-
ing. The organizations are also
distributing brochures explain-
ing their basic positions and
enjoining members and sym-
pathizers to sign statements of
Tough Measures To Track Nazi War Criminals
In Canada To Be Recommended
The Deschenes Commission, in
its report to be submitted to
the government is expected to
recommend a series of sweep-
ing measure to track down and
deal with Nazi war criminals
living in Canada, including
amendment of the Criminal
Code to allow them to be tried
in Canadian courts, official
sources have disclosed here.
The one-man Commission,
headed by Quebec Superior
Court Justice Jules Deschenes,
was established in February
1985 to determine how many
Nazi war criminals live in
Canada, how they got here and
what can be done to bring
them to justice.
According to the sources,
the Commission will recom-
mend judicial action against
about a dozen identified war
crimes suspects and further in-
vestigation by the government
of about 50 other possible
It will call for extradition
treaties with Israel and the
Soviet Union to allow for
deportation in certain cases
and will also suggest that
Canada adopt the approach of
the United States which in
1979 set up the Office of
Special Investigations (OSI) as
an agency of the Justice
Department to investigate
suspected Nazi war criminals,
the sources said.
Spokespersons for Canada's
large Eastern European com-
munities have already reacted
strongly against this expected
proposal, warning that it
would be a "political
nightmare" for any govern-
ment. The Jewish community,
on the other hand, has urged
the creation of such a body.
Deschenes, who will submit
his report to the Cabinet, could
not confirm whether portions
will be made public. He said,
however, "The public has a
right to know what this Com-
mission of Inquiry has been
concerned with. I think the
public is entitled to know how
many suspected war criminals
there were, if'any, and if so,
what is the position of each one
of them."
He said the cost of the Com-
mission's 22-month inquiry
was about $3 million (Cana-
dian). The government,
however, is not obliged to ac-
cept all or any of its recom-
mendations which could be
politically sensitive.
The Commission has been
criticized from its inception by
the Ukrainian, Lithuanian,
Estonian and other Eastern
European communities. Their
pressure may have been in-
strumental in preventing
Deschenes from sending legal
aides to the Soviet Union and
Eastern Bloc countries to
gather evidence against
suspected war criminals.
Strong objections were rais-
ed on grounds that evidence
from Communist sources
would be tainted, even though
the Commission insisted it
would be scrutinized according
to Canadian rules of evidence.
Computer Fraud Reprogrammed
17-year-old who used his ex-
pertise with computers to
plant a false story in the mass
circulation daily Yediot
Achronot, was given two
years' probation by a Haifa
youth court and ordered by
Judge Aharon Melamed to
donate his computer hardware
The Rapaport Years
Continued from Page 2
offered assistance and funds to
the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization to plan and hold
a rally on April 18,1971 on the
Temple Beth El grounds,"
remembered Mr. Adler.
Mr. Adler noted that Mr.
Rapaport had a strong interest
in the need for a full-
programmed Jewish Com-
munity Center. "The com-
munity was not ready to
finance and support this first
effort," he said. ''However, his
interest did lead to the beginn-
ing of the JCC as an indepen-
dent agency which he subse-
quently founded and subsidiz-
ed. In 1975 the JCC became a
beneficiary agency of
Mr. Adler summed up Mr
Rapaport's strong dedication
to the Jewish community by
saying, "Bob was deeply com-
mitted to the teaching and im-
plementing of the Judaic com-
ponent in all activities, ser-
vices and programs supported
by the Jewish Federation."
and software to the National
Center for the Deaf. He was
also ordered to teach the deaf
how to operate computers in
lieu of a prison sentence.
The youth, who was not
identified because of his age,
managed last June to access
the computer line of Yediot
Achronot'8 New York cor-
respondent, Yaacov Eilon. He
planted a story, ostensibly
from Eilon, that a former
teacher of his and another
Haifa resident headed a large
drug smuggling network in the
The story made the front
page of the newspaper. When
it was shown to be false, the
police were called in and trac-
ed the youth who had also ac-
cessed the lines of other com-
puter users.
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Community leaders
Demographic Study.
learn about Federation's upcoming
Friday, January 2,1987fThe Jewish Ftoridian of Pabn Beach County Page 7
Klevan To Chair Poinciana Campaign
University of Jerusalem and
the Israeli Departments of An-
tiquity and Tourism. Mr.
Gleekel is well informed on the
history of the Jewish people,
the Zionist movement, the
modem state of Israel and the
United States policy towards
Israel and the Middle East.
Since moving here from New
York nine years ago, Mr.
Klevan has been active in the
Poinciana Campaign, first as a
building captain. He has serv-
ed in the capacity as Chairman
of the Poinciana fund-raising
drive for the past several
years. In addition, Mr. Klevan
is a Vice President of B'nai
B'rith Lodge No. 3016 at Poin-
ciana and has been active with
this group for many years.
For more information, con-
tact Dr. Lester Silverman,
Campaign Associate, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Dr. Ira Sheskin, Demographic Study consultant reviews the
distribution of population in Palm Beach County. Looking on
are Buddy Brenner and Federation President Erwin H.
Organization Presidents
Informed About
Demographic Study
An in-depth presentation to "The more people know about
familiarize this community's the project, the more likely *.,.
leadership with the upcoming they will cooperate when they knowledgeable
Demographic Study was made are called to answer our ques- speaker."
tionnaire," she concluded.
Federation President Erwin
H. Blonder also encouraged
Continued on Page 11
Jules Klevan has been reap-
pointed to head the 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign at the Poin-
ciana Golf and Racquet Club
The announcement was made
by Jeanne Levy, General Cam-
paign Chairman, who said,
"Jules has served in this
capacity for many years and
has been responsible for
generating increased giving to
the Campaign each year. I am
confident that this year will be
no exception. Through the
dedication and involvement of
Jules and his fine committee,
the Campaign will achieve new
heights to meet the increased
needs of Jews locally, in Israel
and worldwide."
A luncheon for residents of
the Poinciana Golf and Rac-
quet Club on behalf of the 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign will be held
Sunday, Jan. 18,1 p.m., at the
Poinciana Room of the
Challenger Clubhouse. Mr.
Kleven has announced that
Stewart Gleekel, noted lec-
turer, will be the guest
speaker at the $250 per couple,
$125 per single minimum con-
tribution event.
Mr. Klevan noted that Mr.
Gleekel "is well acquainted
with the needs of Israel having
been educated in the United
States and having made aliyah
to Israel in 1967. I know our
residents will learn a great
deal about the situation in
Israel from this most
and dynamic
Jules Klevan
control officer during the
Lebanese War. Now employed
by the Israeli government, he
is accredited by Hebrew
at a Community Forum held
recently. Buddie Brenner, a
member of the Demographic
Study Committee of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, noted that "in-
formation will be gathered
through a random sampling
telephone survey (which will
begin on Jan. 22) which will
enable Federation, its
beneficiary agencies,
synagogues and organizations
to provide for delivery of ser-
vices and programs to help
plan for this community's
future needs."
Mrs. Brenner emphasized
that the telephone interview
will be completely anonymous.
"The interviewers will not
know nor will they ask for the
name and address of the per-
son with whom they are speak-
ing," she said.
The community leadership
learned that information to be
gathered included population
size and distribution and other
socio-economic variables such
14 age, household structure,
generation, residential
history, education, occupation
and income. Jewish identifica-
tion and affiliation information
will be included in the ques-
tionnaire as well as data rele-
vant to the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County-United
Jewish Appeal Campaign.
By identifying the nature
and extent of the Greater
Palm Beach Jewish communi-
Mrs. Brenner stated that
ie information gathered "will
be critical to the community's
future planning in order to
meet the demand for religious
and social services. We will be
able to determine the types of
services for which the com-
munity must plan."
Mrs. Brenner encouraged
the community leaders to br-
ing back this information to
their individual organizations.
After making aliyah, Mr.
Gleekel joined a kibbutz where
he lived for five years. He serv-
ed Israel as an artillery fire
Bernie Friedman, government and public affairs specialist
for the Florida Jewish Federations, talks with Florida State
Senator Eleanor Weinatock before the start of a recent
meeting of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County. They addressed the CRC
about the legislative issues facing the Jewish community.
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Helping People
Assuming Responsibility For Parents
A persona] riew froa Jennie
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Jewiah Family and
Children'. Serrice
(All case name* mentioned in
these articles are fictitious;
client information at Jewish
Family and Children s Service
i* held in the strictest of
Having at least one elderly
parent is increasingly probable
for middle-aged adults in the
United States, in the 1980's.
Increasingly, middle-aged
adults are expected to be
responsible to their own
children and to their aging
parents. It is this unique situa-
tion which has created serious
issues in the lives of adult
children and relatives of the
elderly. Present generations of
adults have not been adequate-
ly prepared for the possibility
thay they may have to assume
greater responsibility for their
Jennie Frumer
parents as generations grow
Various studies have
reported that fewer than 5
percent of older people are
without family, and that those
with family are not ignored by
Changes in roles, from a
child being cared for, to that of
a caregiver for one's parent
may build feelings of resent-
ment and anxiety in both
generations. This "caregiver"
role often falls to the woman
(daughter or daughter-in-law)
who is caught "in the middle."
She may experience this role
as stressful as a result of
situational as well as personal
A conflict of values often
arises Where does the
caregiver, the middle aged
child, place their priorities
in the parents who reared
them or m their children, who
Shamir Appeals For Aliya
Premier Yitzhak Shamir has
made an impassioned appeal
for aliya and urged world
Jewish leaders not to put
obstacles in the path of Jews
leaving "countries of distress"
and to help them reach Israel.
He referred specifically to the
"negative" phenomenon of
"drop-outs" among Jews leav- mU110n ,e88' J" He
ing ttV Soviet UnSn. was apparently referring to a
recent report of a committee
Israel. He said assimilation, in-
termarriage and a low birth
rate threaten the survival of
the Jewish people.
within 15 years the Jewish
community outside of Israel
will decrease by about 1.5
million and one generation
later we may be one or two
million less," Shamir said. He
Shamir, addressing the
Jewish Agency Board of
Governors, said he was appall-
ed by recent figures showing a
continuing decline of the
Jewish population outside
on demographics appointed by
the World Zionist Organiza-
tion Executive. It indicated
that the diaspora Jewish
population will be eight million
in the year 2000, down from
Women's Division
Cob turned fro Paf* i
has been a seasonal resident of
Lake Worth for the previous
15 years. Hailing from
Marblehead, Mass., she is a
member of Hadassah. Mrs.
Rooks, who is an interior
decorator, is a graduate of
Simmon's College, Boston,
Serving on the Eastpointe
Gathering Committee are
Charlotte Belsky, Sarah Brod-
sky, Neomia Chitlik, Doris
Cohen, Selda Dine, Rocky For-
rest, Hilda Hurwitr, Doris
Kanas and Irene Lazarus.
Also serving are Lillian
Lefenfeld, Gladys Meyers,
Dale Nadel, Gertrude Peller,
Esther Rapoport, Winnie
Suss, Rosalind Werner, Jean
Yanofsky, and Muriel
For more information, con-
tact Lynne Ehrlich, Women's
Division Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Hunters Run Campaign
Continued from Page 3
President as well.
This is Jane S. Swotes' fourth
year as a seasonal resident of
Hunters Run. She served on
the Federation Hunters Run
Committee last year. In
Philadelphia, Mrs. Swotes is
very active with that Federa-
#'4?* Women's Division, hav-
b g served as Country Club
Chairman. She also served on
the Board of the Women's
Leadership Board, the Long
Range Planning Commission,
Mobilization Day Chairman,
and on the Daughters of
Rachel (Lion of Judah) Com-
mittee. In addition, she has
been active with the Geriatric
Center and is on the National
Board of the Israel Tennis
Center in charge of the
Philadelphia area.
For more information, con-
tact Sylvia Lewis, Boynton
Beach Director, at the Boyn-
ton Beach Branch Office,
9.5 million at the end of 1985,
and may be as low as six
million by 2025.
Even if these projections are
only partly correct, "they still
cry out to heaven," Shamir
said. "This generation which
saw the loss of a third of our
people cannot tolerate a se-
cond major catastrophe in the
struggle for Jewish survival."
Jewish leaders to place aliya at
the top of their agenda in
order to avert Jewish "mass
suicide." He said Israel has im-
proved the process of absorb-
ing olim and the leaders of
world Jewry should make it
clear to their people that only
Israel offered the possibility of
a "full Jewish life" as well as
many opportunities.
development, Shamir said
Israel would not improve rela-
tions with the Soviet Union
unless it recognized "the right
of the Jewish people to return
to their homeland." He said
Israel was meanwhile aiming
at direct flights from Moscow
to Tel Aviv to fight the drop-
out phenomenon, "the'move-
ment of Jews from the USSR
to countries other than
He said that "was an unfor-
tunate and negative develop-
ment" and charged that Soviet
Jews who go to Western coun-
tries were abusing their exit
permits for Israel. Shamir also
deplored the fact that hun-
dreds of Iranian Jews are
stranded in Europe ., "but
refuse to immigrate to Israel
although she calls them to
build their homes here."
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may still need emotional as
well as financial support?
Caught in this dilemma, the
caregiver may find that there
is no physical, psychic, or
financial cusnion for
themselves. Thus, feelings of
love and respect can turn to
guilt, hatred, and disappoint-
ment as children attempt to
function within their role of
caregiver. How much respon-
sibility to accept for an aging
parent is a major issue for
them, producing feelings of
Personal strains and
negative feelings experienced
by the adult child thus seem to
be a natural, if not inevitable
accompaniment to a situation
in which an aging parent
becomes increasingly depen-
dent, and where increased
helping behaviors are being
elicited; at the same time that
the adult child is involved in a
process of child rearing. There
is often a need to find ways of
minimizing such stresses.
Adult children need support in
their relationships with elderly
Joanne T. contacted the
agency for counseling. Her
mother, Lily, now 69, was
widowed 10 years ago and now
lives alone in a two-bedroom
condominium. She is currently
experiencing physical pro-
blems associated with severe
arthritis and has impaired vi-
sion. Lily also suffers from oc-
casional memory loss, which
Joanne has noticed recently
more and prevalent.
For the past seven years,
Joanne has been experiencing
guilt over her role as
"mother" to her 12 and 16
year old daughters, and as
"daughter" to her 69 year old
mother. Lily is almost com-
pletely dependent on Joanne
for basic daily needs, including
shopping, transporation and
taking care of bills that need to
be paid. Joanne has a strong
bond with her mother and
describes their relationship as
close and loving, but feels stif-
fled and helpless in attempting
to meet Lily's needs, her
family's and her own needs.
She wants to assist her
mother, but has guilt too,
which interfered with her rela-
tionship with her husband and
Joanne's days are filled with
taking care of household
chores, maintaining her role in
the family as wife and mother
working part-time, and main-
taining her mother's home.
Joanne expressed feelings of
acute anxiety and role confu-
sion. She feels responsible both
to her own husband and
daughters and her mother
The circumstances in which
she finds herself is experienc-
ed as highly stressful.
Treatment included ways to
reduce Joanne's stress
through exploring her transi-
tional life crisis and attemp-
ting to find concrete ways that
will assist her in coping with
her feelings and respon-
sibilities, as well as exploring
ways in which Lily can assist in
reducing some of Joanne's
stress. Open communication
around responsibilities, fears,
concerns and decision-making
are all aspects of helping, and
are encouraged by the Social
Worker. Understanding the
process of aging and role
stress are important to enhan-
cing the caregiving relation-
ship, and moving toward "filial
maturity." Interactions which
leave behind the rebellion and
emancipation issues of
adolescence and early
childhood, result in the oppor-
tunity to relate to the parent
as a mature adult, with a new
role and a different love. The
adult child sees for the first
time an individual with needs,
rights, limitations and a life
history. Therapy for Joanne
and a social worker's interven-
tion in the entire family
system helped reduce anxiety,
thereby enhancing the rela-
tionship, as well as coor-
dinating and supporting the
concrete needs of both Joanne
and Lily.
(The Jewish Family and
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
ttSO Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 104. Our telephone
number is 684-1991. The
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Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Coffee-Nat Bars
2 Tbsps. freeze-dried or instant SANKA (R) BRAND
decaffeinated coffee
1 Tbsp. hot water
1 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
Vt Tsp. double-acting baking powder
Vt Tsp. salt
1/8 Tsp. baking soda
% cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup butter or margarine
Vt cup granulated sugar
Vt cup firmly packedbrown sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 Tsp. vanilla
Dissolve coffee in water; set aside. Combine flour,
baking powder, salt, baking soda nad pecans. Melt
butter in saucepan. Remove from heat and thoroughly
mix in the sugars; cool slightly. Stir in egg and
vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with dissolved
coffee, mixing well after each addition. Spread evenly
in greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for
30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan. Cut into bars and
sprinkle with confectioners sugar, if desired. Makes 2
dozen cookies.
1/3 cup honey
1 Tbsp. parve magarine, melted
Mi Tsp. nutmeg
Vi Tsp. lemon juice
V* Tsp. salt
3 cups quartered peeled fresh pears*
1/3 cup parve margarine
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsps. all-purpose flour
2 cups Post Natural Raisin Bran
('Or use 2 cans, 16 oz. each, pear halves, drained
and cut in half, Bake, uncovered, only 30 minutes.)
Mix together honey, melted margarine, nutmeg,
lemon juice and salt. Stir in pears. Pour into 8-inch
square pan; set aside. Cream 1/3 cup margarine;
blend in sugar and flour. Stir in cereal and sprinkle
over pear mixture. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for
20 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 to 25 minutes
longer, or until pears are tender. Makes 4 or 5
1 8-oz. pkg. Cracker-Barrel Brand Sharp Cheddar
Flavor Cold Pack Cheese Food
1 8-oz. pkg. Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese
Parkay Margarine
2 Tsps. chopped pimiento
2 Tsps. chopped green pepper
2 Tsps. chopped onion
1 Tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Vt Tsp. lemon juice
Combine cold pack cheese food, softened cream
cheese and 2 tablespoons margarine, mixing until well
blended. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Mold
into bell shapes, using two cold pack containers
coated with margarine or lined with plastic wrap.
Chill until firm. Unmold. Garnish with chopped
parsley and pimiento strips, if desired.
Yields 2 bells.
1 Tsp. salt
1 medium-sized eggplant, sliced Vt" thick
Vt cup cooking oil
Vt cup chopped onions
2 cans (15 oz. each) Chef Boy-ar-dee Cheese
Ravioli in tomato sauce
1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
Salt eggplant slices; place waxed paper over them;
weight with large platter for 15 minutes. Dry slices
with absorbent paper. Fry eggplant slices in cooking
oil; drain on absorbent paper. Saute onions lightly.
Arrange a layer of fried: eggplant on top of Cheese
Ravioli; then, sauteed onions. Sprinkle with hah* of
grated Mozzarella cheese. Continue layering: Cheese
Ravioli, eggplant slices, then cheese. Bake uncovered
for 20 minutes in 350 degrees oven or until cheese is
golden. Serves 4-6.
Jarlsberg Cheese and Kavli flatbread add the
perfect touch to your holiday hors d'oeuvres menu.
Light, crispy Kavli goes so well with your favorite
cheeses and spreads; and Jarlsberg creates a delicious
flavor combination when mixed with fruits or melted
on top of your favorite hot hors d'oeuvre. When plan-
ning meals for your family this holiday season,
remember to add Jarlsberg and Kavli to your shopp-
ng lists.
A fruit-flavored punch much favored by the young
1 quart water
'A cup loose or instant tea* or 12 teabags
1 quart cold water
2 (6 oz. each) cans frozen lemonade concentrate
2 (6 oz. each) cans frozen limeade concentrate
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
2 (28 oz. each) bottles ginger ale
Bring 1 quart water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove
from heat. Immediately add tea. Cover. Brew 5
minutes. Stir, then strain into punch bowl containing
1 quart cold water. Stir in frozen concentrated fruit
juices and cranberry juice. Place block of ice or ice
cubes in punch. Add ginger ale just before serving.
Makes about 5 quarts.
* If using instant tea, simply combine the powder
with t quarts cold water in a punch bowl No need to
boil unter and brew.
Let G. Washiagtaa's
Spies Up Year Side Dishes with
4 cups diced hot cooked potatoes
lVt Tbsps. vinegar
3 Tbsps. salad oil
1 cup diced celery
3 diced hard-cooked eggs
3 Tbsps. minced onion
3 envelopes G. Washington's Rich Brown Seasoning
and Broth
2 Tsps. prepared mustard
% cup mayonnaise
Put diced hot potatoes in bowl. Sprinkle over
vinegar and salad oil. Set aside to cool. Add celery,
eggs, onion to potatoes and mix well. Mix together
brown seasoning and broth, mustard, and mayon-
naise. Add to potato mixture and toss gently until
potatoes are coated. Chill several hours.
Makes 4 servings.
lVi Lb. ground chuck
Vi cup uncooked kasha
2 eggs, beaten
1 carrot, grated
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1% Tsp. salt
2-3 Tbsp. oil
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained
(save juice)
f* cup reserved pineapple juice
Vt cup water
2 Tbsps. cornstarch
1 beef bouillon cube
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tsp. fresh ginger-root, grated or Vt Tsp.
ground ginger
Vi cup wine vinegar
'A cup unsulphured molasses, honey or sugar
1 green pepper, cut into chunks
Combine meatball ingredients except oil; shape into
4 dozen appetizer size meatballs. Brown meatballs on
all sides in hot oil; drain on paper towels. Add to
Sweet and Sour Sauce. To prepare sauce: In
saucepan, combine all ingredients except pineapple
chunks and green pepper. Cook, stirring until truck
and clear (about 5 minutes). Add meatballs, pineap-
ple, and green pepper chunks. Heat until hot and
meatballs are thoroughly cooked.
Variation: Shape into 2 dozen meal-size meatballs.
Serve over additional cooked kasha, noodles or rice.
Make Year Vegetable* Something Special
with Fleischmann. Marganne
3 cups thinly sliced carrots
Vt cup water
1 Tbsp. sugar
Vt Tsp. salt
2 Tbsps. parve Fleischmann's Margarine
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Vi Tsp. grated lemon peel
Combine carrots, water, sugar and salt in heavy
saucepan. Cover and cook over medium high heat un-
til water has evaporated, about 20 minutes. Add
margarine, lemon juice and lemon peel. Heat and stir
until margarine is melted. Makes 4 servings. (100
calories per serving)

Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Prim Beach County/Friday, January 2, 1987
Chanukah Songfest Includes Link With Soviet Jewry
Every year as part of this
community's Chanukah
celebrations, the Education
Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County in cooperation with the
Educators Council sponsor a
communitywide Zimriah. At
this year's songfest, as in past
years, students from religious
schools throughout the Palm
Beaches, Midrasha-Judaica
High School and the Jewish
Community Day School raised
their voices in unison to
welcome the holiday of
After a candlelighting
ceremony conducted by
members of the Midrasha Stu-
dent Council, two choruses,
K-8 and 4-7, under the direc-
tion of Cantor Norman Brody
of Temple Beth El, sang a
medley of Chanukah songs at
the Jewish Community Day
School for an assemblage of
300. In keeping with the spirit
of a true communitywide
songfest, children from the
following area schools par-
ticipated: Temple Beth David,
Temple Beth El, Temple Beth
Shalom, Temple Beth Torah,
Temple Judea, and the Jewish
Community Day School.
Students from Midrasha-
Judaica High School sang
several selections. In addition
the audience participated in a
sing-along led by Cantor
Howard Dardashti of Temple
Beth Shalom.
This year the theme of the
Zimriah was two-fold
Chanukah, the Festival of
Lights which celebrates
religious freedom, and a
Children's Plea for Soviet
Jewry which also addressed
the issue of religious freedom.
The plight of Soviet Jewry was
made real for the children
when a telephone call was plac-
ed to Cherna Goldort in
Novosibirsk, USSR, and they
were able to actually hear a
conversation with a refusenik,
also a first for this community.
Ann Lynn Lipton, Education
Director, Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, explained
to the audience that Cherna
was adopted by this communi-
ty at a Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County Communi-
ty Relations Council meeting
last month. She had applied for
permission to leave the Soviet
Union in 1974 and was refus-
ed. Subsequently, her
daughters were permitted to
emigrate to Israel and she, in
deteriorating health and all
alone, is continually denied
permission to leave.
Through the efforts of Ms.
Lipton and her assistant, Dr.
Elliot Schwartz, arrangements
were made to place the call to
Cherna during the Zimriah.
Assisting in the process was
Congressman Tom Lewis and
Sandra Goldberg who had
twinned her adult Bar Mitzvah
with Cherna, had visited her
children in Israel, and con-
tinues to keep in contact with
Ann Lynn Lipton (standing), Director of man; Congressman Ton Lewis and Rabbi
Education of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, shares some informa-
tion about Cherna Goldort, one of this com-
munity's adopted refuaenika, as (left to
right) Nathan Kosowski, Education Chair-
Joel Levine, Soviet Jewry Task Force Co-
Chairman, wait for the phone connection
with Cherna to be completed by Sandra
Cherna Goldort
it x
Three hundred children and adults joined in chanting the Chanukah prayers as the an-
nual Zimriah got underway.
A Conversation With Cherna
Tte ybjWtny is a conversation with refusenik Cherna
rj .nS?"1* i ?* ,n"ifrmUi Zimriah and
Children sPUafor Soviet Jewry. The participants are Con-
SKfman Tom Lewis, Sandra Goldberg, Rabbi Joel Levine
and Nathan Kosowski, who served as translator.
mS* Chern*. why do you want to leave the Soviet
KOSOWSKI (translating for Cherna): She has two
daughters and grandchildren in Israel.
LEWIS: Cherna, have you reapplied to leave again?
KOSOWSKI: She started in 1975 and she has been
repeating her request to leave every year since then.
LEWIS: Where is your family, Cherna?
KOSOWSKI: She has two daughters who live in Israel and
she doesn t have anybody over there (Soviet Union). She
is all by herself.
LEWIS: Do you have the opportunity to write to and
receive letters from your daughters?
KOSOWSKI: They write to her and send photographs,
but, obviously, it is not enough. She would very much
like to see them. She misses them awfully.
LEWIS: I see. If your children come from Israel, would
they be able to return to Israel?
KOSOWSKI: No, no, no. She prefers to go to them. They
should stay where they are. She prefers to come to them.
LEWIS: I understand that. Cherna, how will you celebrate
KOSOWSKI: She says Chanukah is not today she is
right but she knows what to do.
LEWIS: Are you able to worship in your temple or are you
able to learn Hebrew?
KOSOWSKI: They do not have a synagogue there. She
cannot pray, of course.
LEWIS: What can we as Americans do to help you in the
Soviet Union?
During the ten minute
telephone conversation placed
at 8:30 p.m. (5:30 a.m. in the
Soviet Union), Congressman
Lewis, Mrs. Goldberg and
Rabbi Joel Levine, Co-
Chairman, Federation's Soviet
Jewry Task Force, asked
Cherna questions in English
which were then simultaneous-
ly translated into Russian by
Mr. Kosowski who also
translated Cherna's answers
into English. The entire con-
versation was amplified so
that the assemblage was able
to hear everything.
The students sat enraptured
as the conversation progress-
ed. "As I looked out at the
faces of the children in the au-
dience," noted Ms. Lipton, "it
was overwhelming to see the
wonder in their eyes and the
pride on their faces as they
listened to this amazing con-
versation with Cherna
Goldort. It is a moment they
will remember for the rest of
their lives. It made us all very
Gorbachev's 'Potemkin Villages'
Contused oa Page 11
Two hundred years ago, in
1787, Catherine the Great put
on an extraordinary public
relations effort to convince a
Western monarch, Joseph II of
Austria, of her benevoJence
and popularity.
The Tsarina's principal ad-
viser, Prince Gregory
Potemkin, had supervised the
erection in the Ukraine and
Crimea of entire artificial
villages containing but one
street, and arranged for pea-
sant masses to greet exultant-
ly the traveling Russian Em-
press accompanied by her
Hapsburg colleague. The
"Potemkin villages" almost
worked but, in the end, the
Western monarch failed to
succumb to the Russian public
relations gambit.
Kremlin ruler, Mikhail Gor-
bachev, has put on a similar
fabulous show in Vienna where
Dr. William Korey is the
director of International
Pohcy Research of B'nai
B rith. He recently served as a
'public member' of the U.S.
delegation to the Vienna review
conference on the Helsinki
the third review conference of
the Helsinki Final Act is being
held. (The others took place in
Belgrade in 1977-78 and in
Madrid in 1980-83.)
The aim of the current
Potemkin villages" is to
demonstrate to Western
leaders and populace the
boviet Union's "new look" of
benevolence in the field of
human rights and
humanitarian affairs. But
whether this artful image-
building even if at times
awkwardly managed, has suc-
ceeded in convincing anyone is
open to question.
That a massive Soviet public
relations effort was extended
in the absence of positive
human rights steps could easi-
ly be understood. The Helsinki
Final Act, while sanctioning
the Soviet objective of making
the post-war borders of
Eastern Europe "inviolable,"
also made "human rights and
fundamental freedoms" a
regulating "principle" of in-
terstate relations and
obligated the 35 signatories to
adhere to the various
"humanitarian" purposes
spelled out in Basket 3 of the
compliance and monumental
abridgements of the Helsinki
provisions were self-evident. It
was not only that the Helsinki
monitors in the USSR,
legitimized by the language of
the accord, had been smashed,
dispersed, or jailed, but Jewish
emigration had reached the
lowest level in over two
Refuseniks were trapped in
a Kafkaesque world of

helplessness and ostracism.
Despite Gorbachev's promise
on French television in Oc-
tober 1985 that Jewish
refuseniks would be allowed to
leave after 5 to 10 years, some
10,000 in this category remain
caged, with almost no hope of
obtaining exit visas.
Targeted by world public
opinion as the principal abuser
of human rights and inevitably
placed on the defensive,
Moscow in the late 1970's and
early 1980's became increas-
ingly indifferent to the promo-
tion of the Helsinki accord.
The hereto exalted agreement
was unceremoniously dropped
in 1980 from the Communist
Party slogans, annually issued
on the anniversary of the
Bolshevik revolution.
But Gorbachev decided to
reverse this trend. Benefits
from the Helsinki accord in the
security field (Basket 1), in-
cluding the expectation of a
disarmament conference in
Stockholm, were too mean-
ingful and palpable. He even
proposed in his unprecedented
Vladivostok address in July
that a Helsinki-type accord be
drafted for Ana and the
Pacific area.
again a centerpiece of Soviet
policy, how to deal with human
rights and humanitarianism?
Orwellian inversion was re-
quired: Simply claim that the
USSR embraced the concepts,
indeed championed them.
That's precisely what the
cynical Gorbachev did in his
policy address to the 27th Par-
ty Congress last February and
in a speech greeting French
President Francois Mitterrand
in July.
The new Soviet posture
necessitated a fundamental
change of style at the Vienna
meeting. No longer would in-
quiring reporters, non-
governmental representatives,
divided spouses and even ag-
grieved family members of
human rights victims be brush-
ed aside or avoided. The con-
trary was the case.
The Western media was
meticulously cultivated. An
unheard-of six press con-
ferences during the opening
week of the Vienna meeting in
November was called by Soviet
public relations officials, head-
ed by Ambassador-at-large
Vladimir Lomeiko and Gen-
nadi Gerasimov. Western jour-
nalists were deliberately
sought out and advised: "You
know things are changing
since the bad old days."
responded to almost every re-
3uest for a meeting (only An-
rei Sakharov's stepson,
Aleksei Semyenov, was refus-
ed) and courteously, even sym-
pathetically, they listened to
pleas about emigration restric-
tions and refuseniks.
Promises to look into in-
dividual cases were made and
assurances were given of
either arranging meetings
with top Soviet officials or
reporting back to the inquirer.
But the promises were rarely,
if ever, kept.
As to whether the Soviet
Union would change its
emigration policy, Kremlin of-
ficials repeatedly pointed to
the forthcoming publication of
rules and regulations covering
exit visas effective on Jan. 1.
While this stirred hope in some
quarters, concern was
registered that talk about the
rules remained vague.
Later, when the regulations
became available, all optimism
was shattered. The only
significant change that the
new rules offered was that an
applicant for an exit visa
would be given an answer
within a month. The shape of
things to come was indicated
in the monthly Jewish emigra-
tion figures, which averaged a
mere 75.
FOR A FITTING climax to
the new Kremlin style, Soviet
Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze dropped a
public relations bombshell.
After contending that the
USSR "attaches paramount
significance" to the Helsinki
"principle" on "human rights
and fundamental freedoms* (it
was in fact the first time that a
Soviet official had even refer-
red in a positive manner to this
Helsinki "principle"), he then
proposed holding in Moscow
"a representative conference"
of the Helsinki signatories to
discuss a whole range of
"humanitarian" problems.
Shevardnadze, of course,
said nothing about whether or-
dinary Soviet citizens, in-
cluding activists and
dissidents, and international
human rights non-
governmental representatives
would have access to delegates
(as in the case of all Helsinki
Soviet public relations of-
ficials in Vienna were extraor-
dinarily vague in responding to
normal reporters' queries on
the "Potemkin village"
Whatever illusions may have
existed began crumbling once
the delegates moved from the
public forum to the closed
meetings where sharp ques-
tions on Soviet conduct would
be posed. Here concrete case
studies of refuseniks and of
Helsinki monitors were mov-
ingly presented by the head of
the U.S. delegation, Am-
bassador Warren Zimmerman,
and by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D.,
Md.), chairman of tile U.S.
Helsinki Commission.
denly evaporated. Soviet
delegates retorted with the
standard response: what about
the millions of homeless and
unemployed in the United
Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Lion Of Judah Worker Training
Carol Greenbaom (right), Campaign Vice President, with
Sarah Roth, hostess of the Lion of Judah Reception.
Mikki Futernick, active
leader in the Greater Miami
Jewish Federation, ad-
dresses the Women's Divi-
sion Lion of Judah Commit-
tee during a recent Worker
Training session.
Yet, the Gorbachev
"Potemkin villages" can be ex-
pected to continue. Kremlin
talk about human rights and
humanitarian affairs will ex-
tend beyond goverment
bureaus (the Foreign Ministry
houses a new department in-
credibly called "Humanitarian
and Cultural Affairs") and
shortly to-be-created
"citizens" commissions on
human rights to regular state-
issued reports on the presum-
ed human rights condition of
Helsinki signatories.
Meanwhile, little if anything
is projected beyond the well-
timed release of a tiny handful
of activists, cancer victims and
divided spouses. The
"Potemkin villages" strategy
serves but to lull world opinion
while doing virtually nothing
in the human rights field.
Continued from Page 7
the leadership of the communi-
ty to inform their membership
about the study and to elicit
cooperation to insure its
For more information, con-
tact Susan Schwartz, Director
of Planning and Budgeting, at
the Federation office,
Attending the session are (front row, left to
right) Lee Mazer, Corky Ribakoff, Esther
Gruber, Jeanne Glasser and Lillian Koffler.
Standing are (left to right) Shirley Leibow.
Jackie Eder, Dr. Nonas Schulauui, Sheila
Engelstein, Rath Reman, Sarah Roth.
Ruthi Wilensky, Nathalie Goldberg and
Carol Greenbaum.
First Annual JCC Golf Tournament
The Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches
will hold its First Annual Golf
Tournament on Sunday, Jan.
18 at the Sportsman's Links,
5850 Belvedere Road. The
Tournament is a fundraising
event for JCC programs ana
scholarships and, according to
Steve Schwarzberg, Chair-
man, "enthusiasm is high. All
we need is 80 players and 36
sponsors to have a financial
success. We know that the
afternoon will be enjoyable."
Entry fees are $50 and this
includes green fee, carts and a
delicious Kosher B-B-Q dinner
wiht all the fixings. Sponsor-
ships are $100 for a tee or a
Golfers will assemble at
12:30 p.m. for a 1 p.m. tee off
at the 18 hole, Executive Par 3
course. After a "shot-gun"
start the 20 foursomes will
play best ball.
Sportsman's Links has
worked closely with the JCC
Committee to insure a suc-
cessful tournament. Bill
Birnley, Host Golf Profes-
sional, "welcomes the JCC to
our newly renovated club. We
hope players will enjoy the
challenge and scenic beauty of
our links." For further infor-
mation and registration please
call Bernie at the Center,
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

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 2, 1987
Judaism's Future In U.S.
Despite divisions among
American Jews the future of
Judaism is bright, according to
prominent Orthodox, Conser-
vative and Reform Judaism
leaders. They agreed in a sym-
posium at Fordham University
that the unity of the Jewish
people depends on civility,
respect and cooperation by the
three major streams of con-
temporary Judaism.
"Pluralism exists in Jewish
life. This is a fact," Rabbi
Emanuel Rackman, a leader of
Orthodox Judaism in America
and Chancellor of Bar Ilan
University, asserted. "Unity,
however, is hard to achieve. I
am concerned with civility. It
is impossible to say that all
groups are equally right. But
we should learn from each
other," he said.
RABBI Alfred Gottschalk, a
leader of Reform Judaism and
president of the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion, concurred about
civility, but he said that
pluralism in the Jewish com-
munity should be encouraged.
He said he believes in "unity in
Jewish life but not in uniformi-
ty. Jewish life can only be
enriched by diversity and
pluralism," he claimed.
In the view of Rabbi Wolfe
Kelman, a leader of Conser-
vative Judaism and executive
vice president of the Rab-
binical Assembly, there is "a
de facto unity" in the
American Jewish community.
But, Kelman maintained,
there is no de jure unity in
Judaism here because one
branch of Judaism does not
recognize "the legitimacy" of
the other groups. "No one has
a monopoly on holiness,"
Kelman said emphatically.
He added, however, that
"we have come a long way"
recalling the "ferocious
fights" between different
groups in Judaism when he
was growing up in Toronto,
Canada. "The fights then were
in Yiddish and now they are in
English," he observed to the
laughter of some 300 members
of the audience.
organized and moderated by
Rabbi William Berkowitz, na-
tional president of the
American Jewish Heritage
Committee in association with
The Dialogue Forum Series,
which is sponsored by
The three rabbis agreed that
the American Jewish com-
munity "has never been in a
better shape" as Kelman
asserted. Noting that 40 and
50 years ago many Jews con-
verted to Christianity, "today
many return to Judaism, in
almost unprecedented
numbers in the last 150
years." He said that the
amount of books published in
America on Jewish subjects
and the number of people who
study and learn Judaism and
other Jewish subjects has no
parallel in Jewish history.
"This is the greatest golden
age of Jewish life since the
f olden age of the Jews in
pain," Gottschalk said. He
pointed out, however, that at
the same time the vast majori-
ty of American Jews are still
unaffiliated and only a small
percentage is in the "Torah
movement." Rackman con-
tended that for most Jews
"Jewishness is most super-
ficial. They use it as a rite of
passage, for birth, wedding
and death," he said. He said
that in his view, the Torah is
"eternal," and should be able,
therefore, to cope with moder-
nity. The most controversial
issue confronting the three
panelists was the "Who is a
Jew" question, a controversy
that has caused a political
uproar in Israel and in the
American Jewish community.
amend the Law of Return in
Israel to recognize as converts
to Judaism only those who
were converted according to
halacha, or by Orthodox rab-
bis. Conversions by Conser-
vative and Reform rabbis
would not be valid, according
to the proposed amendment.
"This is a heinous thing, to
question the authenticity of
Jews," Gottschalk said. The
question is not only who is a
Jew but also "who is a rabbi,"
he pointed out, stating that the
issue has caused the Reform
movement "more pain than
any other issue." He said that
when Hitler killed the Jews he
knew exactly who was a Jew.
"This dispute creates a lot of
animosity," he exclaimed.
Kelman said that the issue of
"Who is a Jew" has become an
attempt by "rightwing Or-
thodox to delegitimize the
Reform and Conservative
movements." He said that he
believes in the separation of
state and church.
RACKMAN, who is regard-
ed as a moderate Orthodox,
said that he, too, is against the
"Who is a Jew" amendment.
But he said he is against the
separation of state and church
although he believes in
depoliticizing religion.
Concluding the evening,
Berkowitz read a short state-
ment calling for the unity of
the Jewish people. He stated:
"The American Jewish
Heritage Committee plans to
undertake a program of action
during the forthcoming year
and urge special days of unity
between all Jewish
Sales Of Israel Bonds Since 1951
Pass $8 Billion Mark In Cash
Sales of State of Israel
Bonds, which have helped in
building Israel's infrastructure
and other aspects of its
economy since the inception of
the Bond campaign in 1951, to-
day passed the $8 billion figure
in cash, it was announced by
David B. Hermelin of Detroit,
International Campaign Chair-
man of the Bond Organization.
Of the $8 billion in Israel
Government securities sold to
individuals and institutions
during the past 35 years, an
estimated $4.5 billion has been
repaid by the Government of
Israel to holders of Israel
Bonds as they matured.
The next meeting is Thursday, Jan. 8, at the American Sav-
ings Bank, at 12:30 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Alan Bernstein, former municipal
judge of North Palm Beach and Lake Park; prior to that a
former Assistant Attorney of Kings County, N.Y. Mr.
Bernstein's topic will be 'Wills and Life Estates."
Riihona Chapter invites all members and friends to at-
tend its regular meeting and social hour followed by colla-
tion on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 12:30 p.m. at the American
Savings Bank, Westgate, CV.
Tel Aviv Lodge No. 3015 will hold its next meeting on
Monday, Jan. 5, at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 314
North "A" Street, Lake Worth. Florida ADL Chairman,
Stanley Shotz, will speak on "The Gathering Storm
Hatred Goes Public."
Ohav Chapter "Gift of Love" luncheon in honor of
children's home in Israel, Jan. 12 at noon at Indian Trail
Country Club, Royal Palm Beach. Honoree, Edna Hibel,
world renowned artist. Entertainment by Bernie Knew of
New York. Call Sylvia Cohen or Anita Potirin for tickets.
Coming events for Boynton Beach Chapter:
Jan. 8 Professors Luncheon at L'Hexagon in Boca
Raton at noon. The guest speaker will be Prof. Gerald
Jan. 14 Luncheon and card party at Kingsburg
Restaurant on Military Trail and Boynton Beach Blvd.,
Boynton Beach, at noon. Donation $6.50.
Jan. 19 Study Group at Royal Palm Club House, 544
N.E. 22 Ave., Boynton Beach 1 p.m. Gerta Aron will pre-
sent "Let's talk about Africa."
Jan. 26 Study Group at Royal Palm Club House, 44
N.E. 22 Ave., Boynton Beach, 1 p.m. Elma DiFiore will
review "House of Getty," by Russell Miller.
Pain Beach West Chapter John Bush Jones, Pro-
fessor of Theater Arts, at Brandeis University and his wife
Claudia Novack-Jones, well known soprano, will present a
lecture and musical selections of Stephen Sondheim works
on Monday Jan. 12 at Anshei Sholom at 1 p.m.
A viva Chapter will hold their regular meeting on Jan. 12
at the Beach Federal Bank on Gun Club Road and Military
Trail at noon. The Board will meet at 10:30 afcn.
Refreshments will be served.
The speaker will be Beverly Goldberg, of Tucson,
Arizona. She is a member of the National Board of
Hadassah, the largest women's volunteer organization in
the U.S. with over 385,000 members. Mrs. Goldberg has
held every portfolio in Hadassah. At present, she is on the
Membership Task Force.
Lee Vassil Chapter invites you to attend the Annual
Gala HMO Luncheon. This event will be held on Monday,
Jan. 19, noon, at the clubhouse at Boca Pointe. Join the
members for lunch and entertainment by a performer, who
has been on TV and major night clubs. Make your reserva-
tion now, call Lil Rudy or Roz Shapiro.
Golda Meir-Boynton Beach Chapter will hold their first
regular meeting of the New Year on Thursday, Jan. 15 at
12:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 315 North "A" Street,
Lake Worth.
The Century Village Mandolin Ensemble of West Palm
Beach will entertain with classical and semi-classical
Hebrew and Yiddish music.
Members and friends are invited to attend. Refreshments
will be served.
Coming Events: The chapter will have their Youth Aliyah
Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Royce Hotel. Dona-
tion $25. For reservations: Hannah Rosen, Betty Deutsch
or Mimi Sonn Simmons.
Make your reservations for a luncheon and show at the
Sheraton Bal Harbour for Sunday, Feb. 15. The show, "It's
Hot" has received rave reviews. Tickets are $35 which in-
cludes gratuities and bus transportation. For reservations:
Edith Fruchs, Edna Bienstock or Mae Satloff.
Election meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at
9:30 a.m. at the American Savings Bank, at the West Gate
of Century Village on Okeechobee Boulevard.
The guest speaker will be Doug Kleiner of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County. His topic is "Remnants
The Last Polish Jews." Refreshments will be served.
For information, call Ed Lefkowitz.
Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 520 will hold its general
meeting on Monday, Jan. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the American
Savings Bank, West Gate of Century Village. Breakfast
will be served. Guest speaker is Rosalie Nittl who will
discuss the subject of nutrition.
On Monday, Feb. 9, paid up luncheon at Tony Roma's
Restaurant on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. For further
information, please call Amy Prager or Dorothy
Lakes of Poinciana Chapter, will meet on Monday, Jan.
5 at 12:30 in their Clubhouse.
The program will be conducted by the "Kafkas," a well
known, well-travelled couple, with their film and commen-
tary on "China." Join the members and enjoy this presen-
tation. Refreshments will be served.
Okeechobee Chapter will host a new membership tea on
Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 12:30 p.m. at the home of Julia Karp.
Coming events:
Paid-up membership luncheon on Monday, Jan. 19, at
12:30 p.m. at the home of Rosalie Gendel. Guest speaker
Dr. Al Berwick will talk on "Human Sexuality." Donation
The Chapter's monthly meeting will take place on Mon-
day, Feb. 2, at 12:30 p.m., at the home of Rose Sachse.
Guest speaker Mrs. Dale Wixon will talk on "How to lose
weight and all about Diet and Nutrition."
Royal Chapter Executive Board will meet Jan. 5 at
Royal Palm Beach Village Hall, at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is
welcome to attend.
Coming event: Jan. 12, a general meeting, and "Mother
to Another Luncheon." The guest speaker, well known in
the Palm Beaches, WJNO's Mike Siegel. Mr. Siegel will
speak on something that will be of interest to each and
The Century Village Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan.
6. "The Goldeniers" will perform an original cantata entitl-
ed "The Miracle of Moses." There wfll also be a varied
musical program.
The program of Jan. 13 is devoted to Hadassah,
represented by the local chapters of Shalom, Tikvah and
Yovel. Keynote speaker will be Beverly Goldberg. The Lee
Vassil Singers will entertain.

Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Chanukah Songfest Includes Link With Soviet Jewry
Continued front Page 10
KOSOWSKI: Perhaps to ask the Soviet government, to de-
mand why are they keeping me.
LEWIS: Cherna, you can be assured I will do that. Cherna
have you applied to leave again and when did you do
KOSOWSKI: After the first of January, she will apply
LEWIS: We will be in contact with the Russian Embassy.
KOSOWSKI: I beg you once again, please help me. I want
to join my children. I don't know why they are holding
LEWIS: Cherna, I understand that this Saturday, Dec. 20,
will be your 55th birthday. Therefore, I want to say to
you (in Russian) Happy Birthday.
GOLDBERG: Cherna, I am in a room filled with 300
children. They are here with their parents to celebrate
Chanukah. They want to sing Happy Birthday to you
because your grandchildren are not with you and you are
denied your grandchildren.
(Over 300 voices joined together to sing Happy Birthday
in English and Hebrew).
RABBI LEVINE: Cherna, I'm working very hard to get
you out to celebrate Chanukah in Israel. And everybody
here, over 300 people, send love and we hope that we
will see you soon in the land of Israel.
KOSOWSKI: Thank you very much.
GOLDBERG: I spoke to your daughter, Galina, in Israel
last week. She is well and she sends her love. We pray
for you, we will work hard. You be strong because we
need you to be strong. We promise to do everything we
can. You will join your children and grandchildren in
LEWIS: Good-bye, God bless you. We will be looking after
your application with the Soviet Embassy after you app-
ly again on Jan. 1.
KOSOWSKI: Thank you very much.
Cantor Norman Brody of Temple Beth El leads the children of grades 4-7 as they raise
their voices for freedom for all Jews everywhere.
The K-3rd graders sing with enthusiasm.
'Christian Identity' Movement Threat To Pluralistic America
|Leaders of major Protestant
ind Roman Catholic religious
[organizations joined a Jewish
[human relations agency in de-
bouncing the "Christian Iden-
Itity" movement as "a threat to
la pluralistic and democratic
[America, a perversion of
[authentic religious values and
la source of bigotry, racism,
land anti-Semitism."
At the same time the author
:>f the first full-scale study of
["Christian Identity" warned
|that the movement posed "a
special danger to Christians of
jood-will because it claims to
)ase its racist beliefs on the Bi-
ile, and makes sham connec-
tions between its bigoted,
jften violent ideas and the
sincere religious concerns of
lany Christians."
it a news conference at the of-
ices of the American Jewish
Committee were Leonard
?skind, Research Director of
the Center for Democratic
jnewal and author of the
[just-published study, "The
Christian Identity Move-
lent"; The Rev. Patricia Mc-
"lurg, First Vice President,
National Council of Churches;
[he Rev. J. Bryan Hehir,
Secretary, Department of
Social Development and World
*eace, U.S. Catholic Con-
ference; Rabbi A. James
"ludin, Director of Inter-
religious Affairs, American
Jewish Committee; the Rev.
[Lynn Clayton, Chairman,
[Southern Baptist Christian
|Life Commission, and Dr. C.T.
[Vivian, Chairman, Center for
[Democratic Renewal.
Theodore EUenoff, AJC Na-
[tional President, chaired the
The Center for Democratic
I Renewal is an Atlanta-based
I national organization that
monitors racist and extremi .
groups and actions. Zeskinc j
study was published by the
Division of Church and Society
of the National Council of the
Churches of Christ in the
Identity," Zeskind said it was
"not a single organization, but
the name given to a theological
and political movement
undergirding the entire white
supremacist movement, form
the Aryan Nations and the Ku
Klux Klan to the Posse
Known also as "Identity,"
"Kingdom Identity," and
"Kingdom Message," con-
tinued Zeskind, the movement
contends "that the people of
Northern Europe white
Anglo-Saxons are the Lost
Tribes of Israel; the Jews are
the children of Satan, and that
black people and people of col-
or are 'pre-Adamic' a lower
form of species than white
One of the movement's
"theological constructions,"
said Zeskind, is that Armaged-
don the final battle between
good and evil foretold in
Revelation "will be a
military battle in America's
heartland between themselves
and the forces of Satan." The
movement uses this belief and
related notions, said Zeskind,
to promote and justify
paramilitary training and the
stockpiling of weapons.
TY" also maintains, he said,
"that the problems besetting
the American people are the
result of 'race mixing' and in-
terreligious cooperation bet-
ween Christians and Jews,
which they call sins ... Thej
also attack Christian Right
Fundamentalists for their sup-
port of the State of Israel, and
mainstream Christian clergy
for being 'agents of Satan.'
"Identity" is composed, said
Zeskind, "of hundreds of small
groupings dotted across the
map, not confined to any single
region of the country. It in-
cludes self-defined ministries
that consist of little more than
tape and booklet sales, as well
as ministers who have regular
programs on AM radio sta-
tions all over the U.S., and still
other leaders who have small,
stable congregations in
metropolitan areas like Los
Angeles and Spokane.
"It has emerged as the
primary religious and spiritual
phenomenon of the far right
and must not be dismissed as a
marginal phenomenon. The
U.S. has been undergoing a
resurgence of bigotry under
the guise of Christianity; this
Continued on Page 14-
ADL Report: High Level Of
Anti-Semitism In Argentina
Anti-Semitism continues at a
disturbingly high level in
Argentina where it is often us-
ed as a political weapon to at-
tack democratic institutions
and the government of Presi-
dent Raul Alfonsin, according
to Latin American Report,
published by the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
Also cited among
developments in the region
were a steady increase in anti-
Semitic incidents in Chile,
where the government had in
the past effectively limited
such activity, and the Peruvian
Jewish community's concern
over President Alan Garcia's
meeting with Palestine Libera-
tion Organization chief Yasir
Arafat at the Non-Aligned Na-
tions Conference in Zimbabwe
last September.
Latin American Report is
prepared by Rabbi Morton
Rosenthal, director of ADL's
Latin American Affairs
Department, and Martin
Schwartz, assistant director.
It provides information on
issues and events in Latin
America and the Caribbean af-
fecting Jewish communities in
the region and the State of
Examples of anti-Semitic
manifestations in Argentina
included the following:
The reappearance of the
so-called "Andinia Plan," a
claim by Argentine anti-
Semites that Israel is plotting
to turn the Patagonian region
in the south of Argentina into
a Jewish state.
An article in the rightwing
Peronist newspaper Alerta
Nacional titled, "This Is How
They Dominate Us," which
listed alleged "Zionist func-
tionaries" of the Central Bank
of Argentina, including the
names, titles and ages of the
"guilty." The newspaper also
threatened to continue
publishing lists of "Jewish
elements that have bought
their way into the current
Alfonsin regime."
A Buenos Aires
demonstration "Against the
Jewish Dictatorship," organiz-
ed by a neo-Nazi group.
A doll with the gestapo
"SS" inscription hanging by a
noose in an army barracks.
The arrest for "an ad-
ministrative offense" of the
chief legal adviser (who is
Jewish) for the Argentine
Border Patrol after he de-
nounced the carving of two
swastikas in the walls of the
patrol's headquarters.
The report notes as "a
welcome counterpoint to Arab-
inspired anti-Semitism," an
Arab-Jewish statement of
solidarity in the La Rioja pro-
vince which calls for "rejection
of all types of discrimination
and hatred which divide us."
In other PLO-related ac-
tivities in the region,
Methodist University of
Piracicaba, Brazil, and the
PLO, declaring themselves
"dedicated to the democratic,
anti-imperialist, anti-Zionist
struggle," signed an agree-
ment last August for
"cooperation and cultural
In Chile, the pro-Nazi
publications of the notorious
anti-Semite and former
diplomat, Miguel Serrano, and
others were brought to the at-
tention of the Minister of
Justice by the Jewish com-
munity which called them im-
portant elements in the anti-
Semitic campaign developing
The ADL report also focused
on moves toward better
Catholic-Jewish relations in
the region. The Latin
Continued on Page 15

Page 14 The Jewiah Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 2, 1987
Committee Established To Counter
Japan's Boycott Of Israel
Shirley Leibow and Helen Hoffman, Chairman, Community
Relations Council of the Jewiah Federation of Palm Beach
County, display some of the new clothing donated by
manufacture in New York; Gary, Indiana; St. Louis and
Chicago to Migrant children in Palm Beach County. The pro-
gram is chaired by Mra. Leibow who waa instrumental in
starting this annual clothing drive.
Several national Jewish
organizations have joined
forces to counter Japan's
adherence to the Arab boycott
of Israel. The Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith,
American Jewish Committee
and American Jewish Con-
gress established the
"American Steering Commit-
tee on Freedom of Trade with
Israel" to monitor the Arab
U.S. State Department of-
ficials have confronted
Japanese officials about the
boycott but were informed
that the issue is a non-
governmental matter, accor-
ding to the "Boycott Report"
published by the AJCongress.
the Steering Committee told
members of the U.S. Congress
that Japan is consistently loyal
to the Arab boycott. In 1985,
Japan's trade with Israel
amounted to only one-tenth of
one percent of its total exports
and imports. Japan purchased
last year $200 million of Israeli
goods, 70 percent of which
were cut diamonds.
Japanese companies are
reportedly hesitant to import
Israeli goods. A Japanese pur-
chaser of Israeli potash recent-
ly cut off its imports citing the
"diplomatic reasons" for the
break, according to the
Boycott Report.
But Japan's major ex-
porters, notably the auto
manufacturing giants of
Toyota and Nissan, refuse to
sell to Israel. Additionally,
Mitsubishi, Itoh, Nippon Steel
and Hitachi all avoid trade
with Israel, the Boycott
Report stated.
Sanyo, Sharp and National
also capitulate to Arab
pressure by refraining from
direct trade with Israel. These
companies also refuse to set up
offices in Israel.
do not land in Israel, and
Japanese ships do not dock in
Israeli harbors. Japanese
banks won't finance trade with
Israel, and Japanese tourists
prefer to spend their vacations
elsewhere in the Middle East,
the Boycott Report said.
Japan continues to shun
Israel in practically all aspects
of economic exchange despite
U.S. Congressional assurances
that most other industrialized
nations, including the People's
Republic of China, trade freely
with Israel without repercus-
sions in their business in the
Arab world.
* Christian Identity' Movement
Threat To Pluralistic America
Rabbi Alan Sherman, CRC Director, greets Ernesto Gon-
Mlea, Program Director, Farm Worker Coordinating Council
of Palm Beach County, and Maria Rios, outreach worker,
who recently picked up boxes of the new clothing to deliver to
the migrant children.
A Matter Of Censorship,
Israeli Style
Education Minister Yitzhak
Navon has taken an equivocal
position on the issue of censor-
ship. He believes it should be
abolished in connection with
theatrical productions, but
film censorship is justified.
The matter arose over a
Youth Theater production of
"The Explosion on Ahlan
Street," a play dealing with
Jewish-Arab relations that
presents a mixed marriage in a
favorable light. The Youth
Theater, whose productions
are for young audiences, is
under the aegis of the Educa-
tion Ministry. Navon originally
opposed the play on grounds
that it could encourage mar-
riage between Jews and
Arabs. After a meeting with
the Playwrights Association,
he changed his mind. Asked by
Israel Radio why he backtrack-
ed, Navon explained that his
Ministry examined the issue of
theatrical censorship and
decided it was not worth the
"It's much ado about
nothing," said Navon, a
former President of Israel.
"We found that in the
democratic world, stage cen-
sorship has been abandoned.
We don't necessarily have to
follow other countries, but
what is important is the fact
that during the past seven or
eight years, 419 plays were
presented to the stage censor-
ship board before production
and in only six cases were
changes demanded, of a few
words or lines.
"There was public debate
about those few lines and in-
stances and it was just those
deletions which drew attention
to the plays concerned, giving
them publicity they would not
otherwise have had, by quota-
tions in the media."
NAVON NOTED that plays
banned from the stage are
published in book form or in
newspapers, so the broad
public gets to see what was
denied the more limited
theatrical audience. In any
event, he said, "the public is
adult enough to make up its
own mind about these plays."
If any segment of the public is
offended, they have recourse
to the courts, he said.
But the Education Minister
favors continued censorship of
films. He cited extensive
studies abroad which claimed
to show a direct connection
between depictions of crime
and violence on screen and
what happens in the streets.
Continued from Page 13
resurgence is a deep, ugly
stain in our society which peo-
ple of good-will must
A joint statement issued by
Clayton, Hehir, McClurg,
Rudin and Vivian calls on all
Americans "to join with us in
publicly opposing this per-
nicious hate movement," ad-
ding "because (Christian Iden-
tity) fears the scrutiny of an in-
formed and alert public, we
also urge that churches,
synagogues, and schools
undertake intensive courses of
education about this move-
ment, and that law enforce-
ment officers, elected officials,
and the media become more
knowledgeable about 'Chris-
tian Identity.' "
tian and Jewish religious
leaders," the statement said,
"we are outraged by 'Chris-
tian Identity s false and
dangerous message, and out of
our concern for moral and
ethical values, we join together
in condemning 'Christian Iden-
tity' in the strongest possible
Clayton told the conference
that "Placing prejudice in a
thin cellophane wrapper of
pseudo-Christianity cannot
make a Christian. Rather, it in-
tensifies prejudice's
McClurg said, "The racism
and hatred at the heart of the
'Christian Identity' movement
is a disgrace to the Christian
Church. Diversity in the world
and church does cause some
tension, yet God's spirit would
have us be enriched by those
tian Identity' is a cancer at-
tacking the body of American
society .. Armed with the
facts about 'Christian Identi-
ty,' I am confident that the
American people will work
together to eradicate this form
of social, political, and
religious pathology from our
Vivian said, "We are dealing
with an 18th century problem
in the 20th century the
ideological heresies of these
hate groups, which keep recur-
ring because we have not
spoken out strongly enough
about them. Hate often needs
and uses religion as a base for
its development, and we can-
not make these heresies go
away by ignoring them; they
stem from the hate mentality
of our society. We, the chur-
ches and synagogues, have not
been aggressive enough in our
teaching about these false
ideologies, and we must be."
Pope: Persecution
Of Jews Is 'Sinful9
John Paul II was addressing
leaders of Australia's Jewish
community. But his words
were a message to the Chris-
tian world: "No valid
theological justification can
ever be found for acts of
discrimination or persecution
against Jews. In fact, such acts
must be held to be sinful."
The Pontiff, on his visit here
last month, met, at his request,
with a delegation of nine
Jewish leaders, led by Leslie
Caplan, president of the Ex-
ecutive Council of Australian
anti-Semitism followed a state-
ment in which the pope
recognized that this "is still
the century of the Shoah"
(Holocaust) and emphasized
the words of the Nostra Aetate
encyclical of 1965 in which the
Catholic Church deplored "the
hatred, persecution and
displays of anti-Semitism
directed against the Jews at
any time by anyone."
The meeting took place in
the Presbytery of St. Mary's
Cathedral on the morning of
the Pope's only full day in
Sydney. His speech did not
refer to the State of Israel,
although Jewish delegations
had formally requested the
Vatican to consider diplomatic
recognition of Israel.
"Where Catholics are con-
cerned," the Pope said, "it will
continue to be an explicit and
very important part of my mis-
sion to repeat and emphasize
that our attitude to the Jewish
religion should be one of the
greatest respect, since the
Catholic faith is rooted in the
eternal truths contained in the
Hebrew scriptures, and in the
irrevocable covenant made
with Abraham.
"WE, TOO, gratefully hold
these truths of our Jewish
heritage and look upon you as
brothers and sisters in the
Lord," the Pope said.
"Such combined undertak-
ings can bring us ever closer
together in friendship and
trust," he said. He also refer-
red to "widespread violations
of human rights" which
"makes it all the more impor-
tant for people of good-will to
stand together to defend life,
defend the freedom of
religious belief and practice
and defend all other fun-
damental human freedoms."
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Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Playing to a packed house in
the largest, most important
theatre in New York is the
ultimate ambition of the pro-
fessional entertainer. The
Temple on Yom Kippur Eve,
with every seat filled probably
gives the Rabbi the greatest
sense of fulfillment. In the
same sense, members of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County Chaplain Aide
Program prefer the opportuni-
ty to oner their tame and
talent in the largest nursing
homes and other senior
centers, where the greatest
number of Jews reside and
participate. This is particularly
true for a joyous holiday such
as Chanukah which celebrates
a Jewish victory and comes at
a season when 'celebration'
generally is in full swing.
Jeanne Glasser, Chairman of
the Chaplain Aide Program,
reports that about 40 of the 70
Chaplain Aides will participate
at celebrations in the 22 in-
stitutions for the elderly.
Many of the Chanukah parties,
replete with traditional
'latkes' and decorations,
especially at the Jewish in-
stitutions, will continue
Chanukah For The 'Many' And The 'Few'
throughout the week of
Chanukah, which started later
Unusual this year, on Dec.
i. But there are some institu-
tions with less than a handful
of Jewish residents and
perhaps one or two who are
cognitively alert. Fortunately
for these, there are Chaplain
Aides who come to light the
Chanukah Candles, perhaps
offer a doughnut processed in
oil, a symbolic Chanukah food
and talk about the victory of
the Maccabees against all
odds. Finding and catering to
seniors who are isolated in in-
stitutions, has been an impor-
tant function of the Jewish
Federation Chaplain Aide Pro-
gram since its inception in
Given the elaborate
Christmas decorations and
special Christmas meals which
are prepared for residents, in
all but the Jewish homes, of
course,-administrators of the
institutions for the elderly, for
the most part, welcome the
chance to cater to the special
needs of their Jewish residents
at Chanukah. Rabbi Alan R.
Sherman, Jewish Federation
Chaplain, suggested in a re-
Rules For Dreidel Game
The dreidel has four Hebrew
letters on its sides, each
representing a different
response in the game: Nun
(nisnt), "take nothing"; gimel
(ganz), "take everything ; hei
(halb), "take half'; and shin
(shtell), "put in." Players
receive a fixed number of
peanuts in shells, pennies or
hard candy and start the game
by putting one (penny, etc.) in-
to "the pot."
The letters on the dreidel
also carry holiday significance,
with nun standing for neis, "a
miracle"; gimmel for gadol,
"great"; hei for haya, "hap-
pened"; shin for sham,
"there." In sequence: A Great
Miracle Happened There.
Comedian Klein Heads
Israel Bonds Sabra Society
Robert Klein, one of
America's most popular come
dians and prominent Broad-
way, Hollywood and television
actor, was inaugurated as na-
tional president of the Sabra
Society, the honor society of
the Israel Bond Organization's
New Leadership Division, at a
recent dinner-dance at the
Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
The Sabra Society consists
of young business and profes-
sional men and women in the
United States and Canada who
furchase $1,000 or more in
srael Bonds each year.
*"** Gnuihut
u, and Jadge
National Fund, So
reinatein who were
donation of 10,000
Presentation wm
Kmaan-EL Miaati
(left), President, Jewish National Fund,
Zev W. Kogan (right), President Jewish
them Region, with Saa and Rebecca
pretested a plaque in recognition of their
I far the Peace Foreat ia Israel. The
by Rabbi Irving Lefcnaan of Temple
at a recent 16th birthday celebra-
Soclety hi Century Village.
cent story in the Palm Beach
Post, that Chanukah coming at
the same time as Christmas
may give the former "greater
emphasis than it merits."
However, every opportunity
for nursing home residents to
exercise a Jewish rite or
celebration has an importance
beyond its intrinsic value in
the hierachv of mitzvot. The
education of nursing home per-
sonnel by Rabbi Sherman and
the efforts of the members of
the Chaplain Aide Program
during the past seven years in
bringing special religious pro-
grams during ail holidays as
well as Friday evening Sab-
bath services are largely
responsible for the many
celebrations of Chanukah in in-
stitutions for the elderly this
Glaaser, Chaplain Aides Chairman, lirhu
Coherent United States
Anti-Terrorism Policy Urged
Unless the United States
follows a coherent anti-
terrorism policy, this nation's
long-term strategic security
interests will be threatened
abroad and lives may be lost at
home, according to three
authorities on counter-
Appearing at a news con-
ference sponsored by the Leon
and Marilyn Klinghoffer
Memorial Foundation of the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith and the State
University of New York In-
stitute for Studies in Interna-
tional Terrorism, they said
that recent disclosures concer-
ning U.S. dealings with Iran
could deal a setback to
worldwide counter-terrorism
The authorities were Dr.
Yonah Alexander, director of
the Institute and a senior
research member of the
Center for Strategic and Inter-
national Studies in
Washington, D.C.; Joel Lisker,
chief counsel of the U.S.
Senate Subcommittee on
Security and Terrorism; and
Bernard Stewart, director of
the counter-terrorism pro-
gram of the Science Applica-
tions International Corpora-
tion in McLean, Va. Kenneth
Jacobson, assistant director of
the ADL's International Af-
fairs Division, presided.
The panel members asserted
that the U.S. is vulnerable to
terrorist attacks within this
country; prospects for suc-
cessfully countering terrorism
in 1987 are "bleaJrbecause of
the well-financed and interna-
tional terrorism network; the
U.S. must consider the
possibility that terrorists in
the future may use biological,
chemical and nuclear weapons;
the Soviet Union is training
terrorists to undermine the
West; and terrorism has
become more "brutal," as
witness the recent killing of In-
dian bus passengers and the
bombing of a synagogue in
Alexander praised as
"sound" the evolving
American anti-terrorism
policy of taking diplomatic,
economic and military action
if necessary against coun-
tries that support terrorism.
But, questioning the
"implementation and inter-
pretation" of that policy, Alex-
ander asserted the United
States must not "sacrifice its
long-term strategic interests
for the short-term benefits in-
volving the lives of one, two or
five hostages even though
these are so important to us."
Otherwise, he added, the
"price we pay for terrorism in
the future may be much
If there is no adequate
response to terrorism, he add-
ed, "the United States could
be driven out of the Middle
East. Unless we have a
coherent policy, both
unilaterally and multilaterally
with our allies, we will be seen
as caving in to terrorism. The
United States must not be
perceived as a paper tiger."
Referring to the Iran con-
troversy, he cited what he call-
ed "psychological and political
costs for the United States in
dealing with terrorism, as well
as loss of confidence in the
ability of this government to
help protect its people."
Alexander also told the news
conference that on the basis of
preliminary statistics
throughout September of this
year, 1986 could be "the
bloodiest year yet." But
beyond the statistics, he add-
ed, "what is probably more im-
portant is the political cost of
terrorism." Stewart asserted
that terrorism is a "low risk,
highly successful" method of
damaging America's strategic
position in the world. Ter-
rorists, he said, forced the
United States to withdraw its
military presence from
Lebanon and are trying to
eliminate U.S. bases from the
Not only are American
strategic interests threatened,
Stewart said, but American
business dealings abroad are in
jeopardy. "We could lose our
power in the world from a few
terrorists going around blow-
ing up things," he said.
Declaring that the U.S. must
examine the long-term objec-
tives of Iran, Libya, Syria and
the Soviet Union in connection
with worldwide terrorism,
Stewart said Moscow
reportedly is training an
estimated 600 terrorists a
At home, Stewart said, the
U.S. is "most vulnerable to
terror" particularly
America's communications
and transportation networks.
Although he did not predict
imminent terrorist incidents in
this country, he warned that
the United States is "absolute-
ly not prepared to deal with
the threat of domestic terror."
Lisker said that the United
States "has no policy on
counter-terrorism as shown by
recent events. It is developed
on an ad hoc and random
basis." The arms dealings with
Iran, he said, constituted a
"blunder," adding that
American reactions to the
holding of American hostages
was "emotional and was not
steeped in strategic considera-
tions and logic."
Apartheid Foe
Wins Award
South African author and a foe
of apartheid, John Coetzee,
was named the winner of
Jerusalem's Freedom of the
Individual in Society Award.
The 46-year-old Afrikaaner
first gained international ac-
claim in 1982 for his book,
"Waiting for the Barbarians."
Other books by Coetzee in-
clude "In the Heart of the
Country," "The Life and
Times of Michael K.," "Dusk
Lands," and the soon-to-be
released "Foes."
ADL Report
Continued front Page 1J-
American Bishops Conference,
in an historic move to combat
anti-Semitism, has drawn up
guidelines for the use of
Catholic educators in teaching
about Jews and Judaism.
The guidelines are the pro-
duct of a Catholic-Jewish
meeting sponsored by the
Bishops Conference, ADL and
the Latin American Jewish
Congress which was held in
Bogota, Colombia, last
Copies of the Latin
American Report can be ob-
tained from ADL's Latin
American Affairs Depart-
ment, 828 United Nations
Plaza, New York 10017.

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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.
Monday, Jan. 5 "Games"
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Jan. 6 "Fun with
Yiddish" with David Sandier
Wednesday, Jan. 7
"Chiropractic Health" with
Dr. Bradley Weiss
Thursday, Jan. 8 Current
Friday, Jan. 9 Special
Mini Shabbat Service
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 in
West Palm Beach and in
Delray Beach call Nancy at
495-0806 for more information
regarding this vital service.
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, hospitals and nur-
sing homes to visit spouses,
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 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
School Board Palm Beach
County Adult and Communi-
ty Education Classes: Winter
session will begin Jan. 26 and
will continue for eight weeks.
The School Board provides in-
structors at the JCC. There are
no fees for these classes, ex-
cept if supplies are needed.
Participants are asked to make
a contribution.
Weight Control, Instructor
Arthur Gang:
Mondays at 1:45 p.m. A
simplified well planned pro-
gram for those interested in
weight reduction and control
which is beneficial to all.
Stress Management In-
structor Joyce Hogan:
Tuesdays, at 1:15 p.m.
Learn techniques on now to
cope with your everyday
pressure, and how to improve
physical and mental health.
Exercise and Health
Education, Instructor
Shirley Sheriff:
Wednesdays, at 10 a.m.
Light exercise to aid in achiev-
ing more energy and concen-
tration along with discussions
on various health topics.
Speak Out, Instructor
Shirley Sheriff:
Wednesdays, at 1:15 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of ex-
pression, friendship and learn-
ing. A thought provoking and
stimulating class for those who
enjoy interaction of people.
Limited Registration, call
Writers Workshop, In-
structor, Ruth Graham:
Fridays, at 10 a.m. A
creative approach to writing
your life story using
memorabilia, diaries, letters
and pictures. Write something
special for your loved ones to
have forever. Registration
limited, call 689-7703 for
Palm Beach Junior College
of Continuing Education
North Campus: Provides in-
structors at the JCC. There are
no fees for these classes, ex-
cept if supplies are needed.
Participants are asked to make
a contribution.
Great Decisions, Instructor
Professor Milton Kurland:
This class will begin on Jan. 29
and continue for eight weeks.
This series includes a set cur-
riculum of lectures and discus-
sions relating to current social,
economic and political issues.
Class members will receive
reading assignments from
work book. Student participa-
tion is limited call 689-7703 to
register for this class.
Intermediate Bridge
Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.,
Alfred Parsont, Instructor.
This class will run straight
through until spring. There is
a fee, $2.50 per session for
members, $3 per session for
non-members. Call 689-7703
for more information.
Timely Topics/Round Table
Discussion Group
A stimulating group of men
and women meet each week to
discuss all phases of current
events. An addition has been
made to the program and
many members are enjoying a
delicious Kosher lunch and
more camaraderie at 1:15 p.m.
before the regular discussion
group begins at 2 p.m. If you
wish to have lunch first, please
make a reservation by calling
Veronica at 689-7703. There is
no fee, but contributions are
Speakers Club
The regular weekly meeting
of this group will take place on
Thursday at 10 a.m. Persons
wishing to stay for an extend-
ed Kosher luncheon together,
make reservation with
Veronica, 689-7703.
Fun with Yiddish, with
David Sandier
Mondays at 10 a.m. A
mornnig of humor and fun fill-
ed with interesting Yiddish
JCC Wisdom of the Body
Series, Consultant, Gert
Freidman First session
Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 1:30
&m. "Normal Breathing and
?spiratory Problems" Lec-
turer, Dave Baker, Program
Administrator of the
American Lung Association.
Good Health Makes for Good
Living. The JCC strives to
keep you informed of available
health information and
resources in the community
and country. Essential infor-
mation regarding regarding
normal breathing, asthma, hay
fever and bronchitis will be
After a question and answer
period a social hour will follow.
Refreshment will be served.
Everoyne is welcome.
Health Insurance
Assistance: Edie Reiter
assists persons with filing out
insurance forms and answers
questions. The third Thursday
of each month.
Home Financial Manage-
ment: How to reconcile your
checkbook, questions about bill
payments, personal income tax
and any other questions about
simple personal home financial
problems. Herb Kirsch, consul-
tant. The first and third
Wednesday of every month at
1:30 p.m.
Senior Employment: An op-
portunity for senior to obtain
employment. A representative
from the National Council of
Senior Citizens is available by
appointment. Call Veronica at
Still needed:
A Person interested in
Stamp Collecting.
An Artist in residence.
Workshop leaders (so-
meone with particular skills or
talent to lead a workshop).
Trip planner and leaders.
Telephone receptionists.
Contact Carol Fox if you
wish to Volunteer at 689-7703.
Delay Of Barbie
Trial Protested
About 50 people demonstrated
here for more than an hour in
front of the French Consulate,
protesting the constant delay
of the trial of war-time
Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie.
Barbie has been in French
custody since 1983.
The demonstration was
organized by the New York
Holocaust Survivors Associa-
tion and The Generation After,
an organization of Holocaust
survivors' children. The
demonstrators charged that
the French government does
not intend to bring Barbie to
trial. A delegation represen-
ting the demonstrators was
received at the end of the rally
by the French Consul, Eliane
de Dampierre.
(It was announced in Paris
that the trial of Barbie might
begin next March. He will be
charged with "crimes against
Members of Reguesh, Israeli Folklore Ensemble of Buenos
Aires, Argentina to perform on Saturday, Jan. 17, under the
sponsorship of the Jewish Community Center of the Palm
Reguesh Back
By Popular Demand
Reguesh ("feeling" in
Hebrew), the Israeli Folklore
Ensemble of Buenos Aires,
Argentina returns to the West
Palm Beach area for one per-
formance only on Saturday,
Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. The perfor-
mance is sponsored by the
Jewish Community Center of
the Palm Beaches and will be
held at Palm Beach Gardens
High School Auditorium.
Tickets are $6 and may be pur-
chased in advance before Jan.
10 by mailing a check with a
stamped, self addressed
envelope to: JCC, Spencer Dr.,
West Palm Beach, Fl. 33409.
Reguesh came into being
eight years ago and, according
to Jack Rosenbaum, coor-
dinator of the event, "iudging
from last year's visit, the com-
pany's energy and skill are
Reguesh has performed in
the most important cultural
events that have taken place in
Argentina and South America
participating in such events as
the National Jewish Song
Festival, the Europa Di Coure
Festival, sponsored by the
Italian Embassy in Buenos
Aires, the Dalia International
Israeli Folkdance Festival,
with an attendance of over
17,000 people and numerous
tours around the cities in the
interior of Argentina.
On the international level,
Reguesh has given important
performances in Uruguay,
Brazil and Israel. Reguesh was
considered to be the "revela-
tion of 1983" in the Carmel In-
ternational Israeli Folklore
Festival in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
For further information call
Mr. Rosenbaum at the JCC,
689-7700, after 4 p.m.
The Bells Will
Be Ringing
Direct telephone dialing bet-
ween Egypt and Israel will
soon be established, Com-
munications Minister Amnon
Rubinstein told reporters in
Cairo after meeting for an
hour with Egyptian Foreign
Minister Ahmed Esmat Abdel-
Maguid. Calls between the two
countries now go through an
The two Ministers also
discussed ways to avoid televi-
sion and radio jamming. Egypt
and Israel use similar radio
and TV transmission frequen-
cies, and the two officials
agreed to coordinate policies in
this area.
JCC News
For reservations and more information about the follow-
ing programs, contact the Jewish Community Center,
On Thursday, Jan. 8, from 5-7 p.m get together at
Chauncy's for Happy Hour. (Located in the NCNB Bldg. on
Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.) Host: Hersh Rubinson. Donation
$1 plus own fare.
Get together at the Center Monday, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., to
plan events and activities for February. Join us for plann-
ing, coffee and dessert. Donation $1.
YOUNG SINGLES (20's-30's)
Gather at the Center (700 Spencer Dr.) on Wednesday,
Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. to plan a calendar of events for February.
Donation $1. All are welcome.
Gather Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Green
Theatre (just East of 1-95 on Palm Beach LakesBlvd.) to
enioy $1 night at the theatre. Look for the group just out-
side the entrance.
Meet at the Center on Thursday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., to plan
activities for February and also hear a guest speaker. Cof-
fee and dessert will be served. Donation $1. All are
On Friday, Jan. 9 all Singles are invited to a special "For
Singles Only" Service at 9:30 p.m. at Temple B'nai Torah,
1401 N.W. 4 Ave. Boca Raton. Rabbi Feldman will conduct
this service.

Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
To Former Timesman, Good Journalist Is An 'Outsider'
Copyright Baltimore Jewish Txmtt
AH Publication Right* Reserved
Sydney Schanberg sat sip-
ping a drink in the lounge of
a hotel. It was late at night,
and a pianist on a small
stage behind Schanberg
played the sort of tunes that
went well with the hour
Noel Coward, Cole Porter,
It was a relaxing moment, but
Schanberg did not seem especially
relaxed. Maybe for Schanberg he
was relaxed. But one got the im-
pression that Schanberg lives by
other standards than most people
more intense standards, more
rigorous standards, more moral
"SCHANBERG is an '
oskeleton,' said one New York
media observer. "He wears it all
on the outside. He is very, very in-
tense. But he is also a very caring
guy. He's what journalists were
like before they discovered the
upscale world."
Exoskeleton, maybe. But
Schanberg insists he is not the
caricature that New Yorker film
critic Pauline Kael thought she
saw of him in the 1984 film, "The
Killing Fields." The film was bas-
ed on the saga of Schanberg and
his friend, Dith Pran, under the
brutal Khmer Rouge regime in
Actor Sam Waterson, wrote
Kael, portrayed Schanberg as a
"manipulative self-promoter,"
"morbidly sensitive, stuck-up and
LEANING BACK in his chair,
Schanberg said Waterson had por-
trayed him accurately and that
Kael's vision of the film (and of
him) was off kilter.
"Sam could not show my whole
person," Schanberg said,
"because my whole life wasn't
there. Large pieces are missing.
The piece that was shown was
About 20 minutes before,
Schanberg had finished a two-
hour talk at Loyola College in
Baltimore. It was a good, earnest
talk, full of the sort of crabbing
common to decent journalists (of
whom there are few): The press is
"timid." The press is "super-
ficial." The press is obsessed with
"trivia," easily swayed by trends
and, especially, by a current
White House leadership that
"tells us our selfish instincts are
A responsible journalist, said
Schanberg, is an "outsider." He
has a rare independence. His
views are not molded by popular
trends. He does not socialize with
the very people he writes about.
He "makes it harder for people to
look away" from the unsightly.
SCHANBERG called himself an
"outsider," and, considering his
devotion to his craft to his call-

The journalist whose coverage
of the Cambodian massacres
resulted in the film "The
Killing Fields" is a staunch
ing of journalism, he probably
revels in being one. It is probably
being on the outside that gives
Schanberg the impression of be-
ing taut. Outsiders are wary. They
are skeptical. They hold their
It may be time for Schanberg to
loosen up a bit. The greatest bat-
tles of his life are probably behind
him (or, at least, the most public
battles of his life).
He has tilted at enemies as large
as governments and the most
powerful newspaper in this coun-
try and he generally comes out
smelling darn good. Behind
Schanberg are the slaughters of
Cambodia,, which he covered for
The New York Times.
Forty percent of the Cambo-
dians died after the war. Those
who were not killed by the Khmer
Rouge lost their lives to famine
and disease.
AND BEHIND Schanberg is an
exhausting search for his assis-
tant, Dith Pran, who spent four
years in Cambodia under the
Khmer Rouge. Pran, educated
and resourceful, had been in-
dispensable to Schanberg's
coverage of Cambodia. Trapped in
his native country, Pran worked
in rice fields, dressed in a dirty
shirt and wore no shoes.
Once, he was almost beaten to
death for stealing a handful of
rice. Everywhere, he saw "killing
grounds" bodies in wells,
bodies in fields, bodies piled near
jails. He escaped from Cambodia
in 1979.
Now a staff photographer at the
Times in New York, Pran lives in
Flatbush, has a mortgage, two
children in college and has been
"He's a complete American,"
said Schanberg.
AND ALSO behind Schanberg
are the internecine wars of The
New York Times. Schanberg quit
the Times a year ago when the
paper scrubbed his twice-a-week
op-ed column.
"They have stifled an opinion on
a page that is supposedly devoted
to diversity of opinion," grumbled
Schanberg as he packed his bags.
He had started at the paper 26
years before as a copyboy.
A self-described "perfec-
tionist," Schanberg had probably
never been an easy person to have
on the Times' staff, at least during
his last years there: Its standards
were not his standards, its mission
was not his mission, its quest for
power was not his quest.
Schanberg was not interested in
"interpreting the Establishment
for the Establishment," as he in-
creasingly saw the Times' role. He
preferred to tweak the Establish-
ment, to remind it of the vanities
of power and of the poor and the
hungry and the homeless. Instead,
the paper was giving ever more
column inches to spiffy
restaurants, fine cheeses and
which $150 stroller was best for
WITH THE paper's tilt to the
political neo-right, its power elite
cooled toward his column.
"Although the atmosphere was
growing hostile," Schanberg said,
"there was not a direct kind of
hostility. I knew about certain
complaints from time to time from
people I wrote about. Once in the
four and a half years I did the col-
umn, I got a letter. from the
"He was unhappy about the
tone of a column I had written
about (New York real estate ty-
coon) Donald Trump. Throughout,
I had called him 'Young Donald.'
The publisher thought it was snot-
ty. I think what he didn't like was
the criticism of Trump, not the
tone of it."
In the summer of 1985,
Continued on Page 18
Wipes Back Tears
After Waiting for 8 Years,
Brawe's Day Finally Comes
Former refusenik Rimma
Brawe arrived in New York
last Friday (Dec. 19) after
what she called "waiting for
this day to come for eight
years." Speaking in fluent
English, the 32-year-old
woman, who is suffering
from advanced ovarian
cancer, wiped back tears as
she embraced her mother,
Khanna Anbinder, whom
she had not seen in six
"This is the happiest day of my
life," said Brawe at a press con-
ference at JFK Airport here Fri-
day afternoon. This sentiment
was echoed by her petite mother,
a retired pediatrician who has
been living in Rochester, N.Y.,
since 1980.
BRAWE AND her husband
Vladimir, who emigrated with
her, were met by a large retinue
of supporters, including her
sister, Larisa Shapiro, a computer
scientist living in Rochester who
accompanied her sister from Vien-
na; Larisa's husband. Boris; Leon
Chanty, a Soviet emigre who has
been publicizing Brawe's plight
as well as that of his brother in
Moscow, Benjamin Charny,
another cancer patient refusenik;
Gerald Batist, a Montreal on-
cologist who has worked tirelessly
since last spring for Brawe's
release and that of other cancer
patients; and Sens. Alfonse
D'Amato (R., N.Y.) and Frank
Lautenberg (D., N.J.), both in-
strumental in pushing for their
Also in attendance were
members of the Rochester Jewish
Federation, who wore placards
with photographs of other canceri
patient refuseniks. I
The Brawes received their
visas Dec. 16 following a month-
long period of publicity after the
Soviet Ambassador to the
Helsinki Accord follow-up talks in
Vienna announced their visas and
following which the Brawes
repeatedly sought to obtain these
visas, winch were delayed.
couple flew to Vienna last Thurs-
day, accompanied on their flight
from Moscow by Sen. Gary Hart
(D., Colo.) who, while visiting the
Soviet Union, met with Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
The Brawes were accompanied
by D'Amato on their return flight
from Vienna. The New York
Senator had been in constant con-
tact with their family, as well as
with Leon Charny and Batist,
' about the other cancer patients.
D'Amato eased the Brawes' im-
migration process and customs
clearance with the State Depart-
ment in Vienna. He was there as
chairman of the Commission on
Security and Cooperation in
Europe, which did preparatory
work for the Helsinki talks.
D'Amato called Brawe's relase
"a victory of hope over despair, a
victory of courage over indif-
ference and a victory of love over
disdain." He remarked on the
coincidence of Brawe's release
and that of Soviet dissident An-
drei Sakharov, who was told by
phone Friday by Gorbachev that
his six-year internal exile in the
closed city of Gorky was ended
and he could return to Moscow.


Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 2, 1987
New Synagogue Under
Construction For Temple Judea
Temple Judea's new
synagogue is now under con-
struction. Wolfe Building Cor-
poration is currently construc-
ting the Temple complex near
the corner of South Chill-
ingworth Drive and Congress
Ave., south of the West Palm
Beach Auditorium.
According to Building Chair-
man, Daniel Baskt, the Temple
complex will house a large
social hall which will seat 400
people for a Service or
meeting and 250 people for a
social occasion. The catering
size kitchen will immeasurably
enhace the facility as a place
for community events and
celebrations, he noted.
In addition to the Social
Hall, the Temple building will
include a chapel, bride's room,
Judaica shop, studies for the
Rabbi, Cantor, Educator, an
administration office, a large
library, a theatre size stage,
and nine classrooms. The se-
cond phase of the building to
be constructed in the near
future will be a sanctuary
which will include 600 seats.
The projected capacity of the
sanctuary and the social hall
will be over 1,000 seats.
Temple Judea was designed
by Victor Cohen of Guatemala
City who also designed Temple
Beth Torah of Wellington. The
Major Gift Brunch hosted by
Daniel and Elaine Bakst dur-
ing the summer helped
generate the initial funding to
begin construction. Rabbi Joel
Levine and President Helaine
Kahn are in the process of rais-
ing more major gifts as addi-
tional dedications are still
available. For more informa-
tion about major gift oppor-
tunities, call Rabbi Levine at
471-1526 or Mrs. Kahn at
626-5321 during the evening.
Sydney Schanberg
A Good Journalist Is An 'Outsider'
Continued from Page 17*
Schanberg's column ridiculed the
Times for devoting space to the
travails of wealthy suburban
homeowners instead of to the
billion-dollar problems of New
York's decaying infrastructure.
THE TIMES killed his column.
Schanberg quit. A few months
later, he accepted New York
Newsday's offer to revive his old
column in its pages.
Schanberg is "more relaxed" at
Newsday than he had been at the
Times. "It doesn't have all the
fuss and sturm und drang of the
Times," he said. "It doesn't have
a lot of political baggage."
"I miss a lot of people at the
Times whom I love," said
Schanberg "But most of the
time, I don't miss making a wider
ripple with my column. When I
write something now, I have the
greater possibility of writing what
I really think. When I wrote what
I really thought at the Times, the
mayor was all over the place,
screaming and yelling. At News-
day, the mayor only calls once in a
while. As Newsday's circulation
increases from itB current
120,000, he'll call more often."
NEW YORK magazine media
critic Edwin Diamond doubts that
Schanberg's resignation from the
Times has made it mend its
wayward, neo-rightward ways.
"But it was a signal," said Dia-
mond, "that the Times was
becoming more conservative.
Under Max Frankel (the Times'
new executive editor), the Times
will have to come back to the
center. It can't all be boutiques
and quiche on the Upper West
But Schanberg believes the
Times' new editorial team will
keep the paper tip-toeing down its
"timid" path.
"There is now a different group
of people with different per-
sonalities," he said. "But they
share the same attitudes about the
paper and who they cover. The
paper reserves its vigorous
coverage for certain topics.
"ITS MORALITY increases
with a story's distance from the
home office. They allowed my in-
tensive coverage of Cambodia, but
not equally intense coverage of
housing or the homeless in New
But for all his criticism of the
press, Schanberg is hopeful. He
rejected the idea that the intru-
sion of big business into jour-
nalism will inherently deter
"Was Hearst small business?"
he asked.
"I just figure that as long as so-
meone is going to let cranky peo-
ple like me keep writing, then
To Sydney Schanberg, a good journalist is an "outsider." He
stands a bit to the side of society's mainstream. He fiercely knows
his values, fiercely protects his principles.
Asked whether the Jew, traditionally an "outsider," was
especially qualified to be a journalist, Schanberg responded, "I
don't know. Wouldn't it also be true, in some ways, of anybody
who felt outside the 'club'? That could be a Jew or a Puerto
Rican or a black. Maybe because Jews find themselves in more
'outsider' situations in their formative years, they are more prone
to being outsiders in their professional lives."
"I don't feel Jewish doing what I do. I feel Jewish about other
things. Maybe I'm shutting something out in my head. I really feel
that what I do is a professional thing. It's the right thing for me."
we're alive and well. If the
publisher of Newsday the
Times-Mirror Corporation
didn't want to give any bad ideas
to young journalists, if they were
trying to get them to tone down
what they were doing, they
wouldn't have me around."
Sharon To U.S.
Businessmen: Invest
In Israel's Industry
Israel's Minister of Trade and
Industry, Ariel Sharon, called
on American businessmen to
invest in Israel's industry and
science-related projects.
"I call on all of you to come
and invest in Israel on strictly
business terms," Sharon told
more than 1,000 guests at the
33rd annual dinner of the
American-Israel Chamber of
Commerce at the Hilton Hotel.
He said that Israel has been
turned in recent years into an
"industrial country with
strong export tendencies."
Sharon noted that more than
one-third of Israel's yearly in-
dustrial products is for export.
Israel's industrial products in
1986 will amount to, $6.7
billion, he said.
Sharon said that his govern-
ment encourages investments
in Israel because "we believe
in increasing our exports and
our industry."
During the dinner, Sharon
presented the 1986 Israel
Trade Award to leading
American businessmen "who
have made a significant con-
tribution or played a pivotal
role in stregthening of
American-Israel economic
relations" Sharon noted.
Maurits Edersheim, deputy
chairman of the Board for
Drexel Burnham Lambert
Inc., received the "Chamber's
"Man of the Year" award.
Religious Directory
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 83436. 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. Hindi. 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 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: 316 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 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 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 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 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 Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960. Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 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

Friday, January 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
Synagogue News
Sisterhood will hold its
Board Meeting on Monday,
Jan. 5 at 9:45 a.m., and will
celebrate Sisterhood Sabbath
on Friday, Jan. 23. Installation
of officers will take place on
Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m.,
followed by a musical concert
by Goldie Berkowitz.
There will be a testimonial
luncheon in honor of Outgoing
President, Leo Grossbard, on
Monday, Jan. 12,11:30 a.m. at
Strebs III, Boynton Beach.
Installation ceremonies will
be held for the Incoming Presi-
dent, Irving Kantrowitz and
the 1987 officers.
There will be entertainment
by comedian Hy Kipness.
Members who wish to at-
tend, can make reservations
by contacting Mollie
Silverglate or Christine Con-
over at the temple.
Rabbi Abraham D. Shaw will
conduct Sabbath Services, Fri-
day, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. at St.
Catherine's Cultural Center,
the corner of Southern Blvd.
and Flagler Drive. Cantor
Anne Newman will chant the
Rabbi Shaw is Rabbi
Emeritus of Temple Oheb
Shalom of Baltimore,
Maryland. He and his wife,
Rosalie Friedman Shaw are
honorary members of Temple
Judea. Rabbi Shaw is one of
the outstanding pulpit rabbis
in America. Many winter
residents of the Palm Beach
who know Rabbi Shaw and
Rosalie will want to attend and
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Louia L., 87, of 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm
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greet them at the oneg shab-
bat following Services, spon-
sored by Sisterhood.
Rabbi Joel Levine will be on
vacation and will return to the
pulpit on Friday, Jan. 9.
For more information about
Temple Judea, call the office.
Shabbat Service on Friday,
Jan. 2, will be conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro. This
will be the 8th night of
Chanukah 5747, lighting the
last candle of this beautiful
holiday. J.D. Small, son of
Michael and Ann Small will
celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. He
will read his Torah portion and
chant the kiddush.
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
During the evening child care
will be provided. Everyone is
On Jan. 16, the Sisterhood
will sponsor the Oneg Shabbat
and participate in the Friday
evening Service.
This Oneg Shabbat coincides
with the month long celebra-
tion of the 100th anniversary
of the Jewish Theological
Seminary. The guest speaker
will be Marion Siner Gordon
who was for nine years Presi-
dent of the Women's League
for Conservative Judaism and
is a former member of the
Board of Overseers of the
The Sisterhood asks
members and guests to attend
Services that evening and help
in the celebration.
On Wednesday, Jan. 21 the
Sisterhood meeting will
feature Mr. Friedman, a
representative of the Jewish
Family Service. The topic he
will discuss is The Jewish
Mother. All sisterhood
members are urged to attend
this informative meeting at
7:30 at Temple Beth Zion.
Guests are invited.
The Sisterhood will hold a
regular meeting on Jan. 7, in
the Social Hall, at 315 N. "A"
Street, Lake Worth.
Refreshments will be served
at 12:30 p.m. Program will be
the Century Village Satirists
in 'Yiddish Shpielers.'
Coming event: Jan. 14,
Luncheon-Card Party -
Chairpersons: Reservations:
Gert Shepard or Hilda Zell.
Bar Mitzvah
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The seminars will be held from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon, at
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Lakes Blvd., Suite 104, West Palm Beach, on Jan. 5.
For pre-registration, contact Carol Barack, MA, Director
of Vocational Service, at 684-1991.
J.D. Small, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Small of Palm
Beach, will become a Bar Mitz-
vah on Friday evening, Jan. 2,
at Temple Israel. Rabbi
Howard Shapiro will officiate.
An eighth grade student at
Palm Beach Public, J.D. is a
member of the school's soccer,
baseball, basketball, and track
teams. His interests include
surfing and fishing.
He will be sharing his simcha
with sisters Lisa and Jodi,
brother Brad, maternal grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Getz of West Palm Beach, and
paternal grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Irving Small of West
Palm Beach and Southfield,
J.D. will be twinning his Bar
Mitzvah with Eduard Lutsker
of Ukrainian SSR, USSR to
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Page 20 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, January 2, 1987
i- .
Reform Shul Grows In Jerusalem
potentially violent, highly-
charged confrontation in
Jerusalem on Simchat Torah
between an Orthodox rabbi
and his followers and con-
gregants of a Reform
synagogue has unexpectedly
enhanced the impact of the
Reform movement in Israel,
says Rabbi Levi Weiman-
Kelman, the Reform rabbi of
Kehilat Kol Haneshama.
The incident, in which Or-
thodox Rabbi Eliahu Abergil,
the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of
the Baka quarter of
Jerusalem, and about 25 of his
followers entered the tiny
Reform synagogue, shouted
expletives at the women danc-
ing with the Torah along with
the men and tried to take the
Torah out of the synagogue,
took on national and interna-
tional overtones.
THE SEVERITY of the in-
cident was exacerbated when,
in a radio interview, Israeli
Sephardic Chief Rabbi
Mordechai Eliahu asserted
that "There is no freedom of
worship in Israel. There is only
one Torah, and it is forbidden
to recognize the legitimacy of
any other way of religion."
"For the chief Rabbi of
Israel, a state employee, to say
that there's no freedom of
religion deeply offended
outraged tne citizens of the
State of Israel who believe
that theirs is a democratic
country," Weiman-Kelman
said in an interview. "That
made your average secular
Israeli feel that it was a per-
sonal attack" and not just on
the Baka synagogue, he said.
Following the incident and
the statement by Eliahu and
Religion Minister Zevulun
Hammer who also supported
the Orthodox stand, the media
was "just flooded," said
Weiman-Kelman, and "there
was just a hunger for informa-
tion about the Reform move-
ment in Israel." The incident,
he added, "really exploded the
Orthodox myth that Reform
belongs in America and
doesn't have a place in Israel."
resulting from the incident,
Weiman-Kelman said, is that
there are people in Israel who
now say, "There is an alter-
native" to Orthodoxy. "They
identify with the Reform
movement as a religious alter-
native." However, he added,
"That doesn't mean they're all
running out and joining a
Reform synagogue, because
there's a difference between
identification and affiliation."
Weiman-Kelman punctuated
his interview with the JTA
with moments of silence and
thoughtfulness as he recalled
the incident and its aftermath.
The 33-year-old rabbi who is
the son of Rabbi Wolfe
Kelman, executive vice presi-
dent of the Rabbinical
Assembly of America (Conser-
vative) was in New York
this week as part of a nation-
wide tour to garner financial
support for his synagogue,
which has totally outgrown its
present premises, a small
room in the Baka community
center which serves as an arts
and crafts center on Sundays
and a food cooperative the rest
of the week.
Weiman-Kelman, who was
ordained at the Conservative
Jewish Theological Seminary
of America, took his Conser-
vative upbringing and his pen-
chant for Havurah-type prayer
service together with his per-
sonal dynamism to the Conser-
vative movement in Israel with
a plan to inaugurate a new,
egalitarian synagogue in the
Baka quarter. He made aliya
in 1979.
movement, however, was not
receptive at the time to his re-
quest, he said. He therefore
approached the World Union
for Progressive Judaism the
Reform parent body in Israel
and was warmly embraced.
With $100 seed money and two
classifeid ads in The Jerusalem
Post and the Hebrew-language
press, Weiman-Kelman
gathered 40 people for Rosh
Hashanah services in 1985. His
congregation now numbers
150 members. This past Yom
Kippur 250 people snowed up
for services m the small room
in the community center that
holds only 30 people. The
overflow prayed in the
hallway, he said.
Originally ensconced in a
room at the Labor Party
clubhouse in the Baka
neighborhood, the small but
rwing congregation of most-
English-speaking im-
migrants was ejected from the
premises by the Labor Party,
Weiman-Kelman said.
He noted that the action was
prompted because the Party
realized "that in the future it
may be dependent on the
religious parties to make a
government. So it is not going
to do anything to in any way
offend the Orthodox religious
parties." He added that the
Labor Party "is by and large
silent in the response to the at-
tack on my synagogue."
the incident, which attracted
heavy media coverage in Israel
and abroad, Abergil publicly
apologized after Weiman-
Kelman filed charges against
the Orthodox rabbi. The
charges included incitement to
violence, attempts to steal the
Torah, and offending the
Reform congregation's
religious feelings.
Abergil, who also apologized
to the entire Baka
neighborhood, wrote "an un-
precedented letter of apology"
in which he referred to
Weiman-Kelman as a "rabbi,"
the "first time in the history of
the State of Israel" that this
was done, Weiman-Kelman
said. Since the incident,
Abergil has not bothered the
congregation, and Weiman-
Kelman dropped the charges
against him. *
After the incident and the
publicity, Jerusalem Mayor
Teddy Kollek "made this
amazing statement" that he
was willing to help the Reform
synagogue get a building for
its congregation. Following up
on Kollek s recent trip to the
U.S. to raise money for
synagogues in Israel a trip
paid for by modern Orthodox
groups Weiman-Kelman felt
the time was ripe for him to do
the same for his synagogue,
and thus his own trip to the
U.S. where he visited seven
TIME IS OF the essence, he
said, because local Jerusalem
Orthodox rabbis, with the ex-
ception of Abergil, have vowed
that there will never be a
Reform congregation in Baka.
But why should this be, he
asked rhetorically, "My taxes
that I pay in Israel go to meet
the religious needs of all
citizens of the State of Israel,
with the exception of the non-
Orthodox groups," Weiman-
Kelman said. "In other words,
if a group of Moslems want a
new mosque, they go to the
Ministry of Religion and they
get money for a mosque. If an
Orthodox rabbi wants to start
a shul, he goes to the Ministry
of Religion and gets money to
start a shul. If a group of
Reform Jews get together
olim they get nothing."
A test case the Reform
movement has before the
Israeli Supreme Court,
Weiman-Kelman said, is that
of the right of a Reform rabbi
to perform authorized mar-
riages in Israel. This is title
longest case before the court,
he said, five years since it was
first presented.
The bottom line of the
Reform movement's fight he
said, "is freedom of religion."
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