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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February 20, 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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CAMPAIGN FREEDOM: Soviet dissident Anatoly Sharansky
speaks to an estimated crows of 1,000 gathered in front of the
Soviet Consulate in San Francisco last week. Sharansky urg-
ed the crowd to continue their struggle to free Soviet Jews.
He was himself freed last February in a startling prisoner of
exchange' which saw him walk to freedom over a bridge from
East to west Berlin. Sharansky is now a citizen of Israel.
Knesset Satisfied With
Official Version Of
Arms Sale To Iran
Knesset's Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee stated
Wednesday (Feb. 4) that there
is no reason to doubt the of-
ficial version of Israel's role in
the U.S.-Iran arms deal.
The statement was issued
after two days of closed hear-
ings by the Committee's In-
telligence Subcommittee.
Details of Israel's cooperation
with the U.S. in the arms sales
to Iran were provided by
David Kimche, former Direc-
tor General of the Foreign
Ministry, and Amiram Nir, the
Prime Minister's adviser on
Both officials appeared
before the subcommitee by
special permission of Premier
Yitzhak Shamir. Kimche and
Nir testified on Tuesday and
Nir again on Wednesday.
Hunters Run Dinner Dane* 7
ADL National Meeting 9
Women's Division...
pagea 10-11
Major Challenge Facing
Jews Today... page 12
Their testimony apparently
satisfied the Knesset members
that Israel acted in the Iran
arms sale as a loyal ally of the
United States and at its
specific request.
The Committee's statement
made no mention of Israel's
alleged involvement in
transferring proceeds of the
arms sale to the Nicaraguan
rebels known as Contras. But
apparently it was satisfied that
there is no truth to the allega-
tions. Nevertheless, the Com-
Continued on Page 5
Community Dinner Dance
Reservations Closing Fast
"We are receiving more and
more reservations for the An-
nual Community Dinner Dance
every day," stated Phillip
Siskin, Chairman of the event
given on behalf of the 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign. The dinner
dance will be held on Thurs-
day, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m., at The
Breakers, Palm Beach.
Leah Siskin, who is chairing
the event with her husband,
urged those in the community
wishing to attend the dinner
dance to reserve their place
before capacity is reached and
reservations will have to be
closed. "We are pleased that
the community has responded
so overwhelemingly to this
evening featuring Marvin
Hamlisch, the outstanding
composer and entertainer.
Along with enjoying his per-
formance and dancing to the
Drew T Orchestra, people will
be demonstrating their com-
mitment to helping provide for
the needs of Jews in our own
community, as well as those in
Israel, and throughout the
world," she said.
The minimum commitment
for attendance at the event is
$1,200 to the 1987 Federation-
UJA Campaign. Those who
have already made their gift to
the 1987 fund raising drive of
$1,200 or more are also eligible
to attend this dinner dance.
Couvert is $50 per person.
Marvin and Sandra Rosen,
Continued on Page 11
Rep. Lewis Speaks For Community
Refuseniks On House Floor
The following statement by
Congressman Tom Lewis was
published in the Congres-
sional Record of Feb. U-
The SPEAKER pro tern-
pore. Under a previous order
of the House, the gentleman
from Florida (Mr. Lewis) is
recognized for 5 minutes.
Mr LEWIS of Florida. Mr.
Speaker, American foreign
policy should not only reflect
our economic and security in-
terests but our moral values
as well. Our efforts to promote
human rights around the world
are a reflection of the
freedoms which we Americans
cherish. One of our primary ef-
forts in this regard is on behalf
of refuseniks people who
wish to emigrate from the
Soviet Union.
The Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, FL,
recently sponsored a
"Children's Plea for Soviet
Jewry," an event designed to
highlight the plight of their
Congressman Tom Lewis
two adopted "community
refuseniks," Yuli Edelshtein
and Cherna Goldort. I was
honored to attend this
remarkable event and even
more fortunate to participate
in a telephone call to one of
these refuseniks, Mrs. Cherna
During my phone conversa-
tion with Mrs. Goldort, a
55-year-old widow whose two
daughters live in Israel, I ask-
ed how could Americans help
her. Mrs. Goldort said, by ask-
ing the Russian Government
why are they keeping me here.
As a long-time member of
the Congressional Coalition
for Soviet Jews, I recognize
my responsibility as a public
official to pressure the USSR
for Jewish emigration. But ac-
tually hearing the voice of that
one lonely individual pleading
to be set free, you fully realize
the personal tragedy which
must confront the nearly 2
million other Jews living
within the Soviet Union.
The other "Community
Refusenik" adopted by the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County is even less for-
tunate than Mrs. Goldort. As I
stated earlier he is Yuli
Edelshtein, a former English
Continued on Page 13
It's Our Turn To Be The Heroes
Volunteer Recruitment Begins
For Super Sunday '87
"Volunteers are the key to making Super Sunday a success once again,"
stated Terri and Bernie Kurit, Co-Chairmen of the community wide phonathon to
raise funds for the 1987 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign. The one-day effort will be held on Mar. 22 at the Airport
Hilton, West Palm Beach.
According to the Kurits, over 400 volunteers will be recruited to call their
neighbors to ask them to help support the needs of Jews locally, overseas and in
Israel. "Volunteers from throughout the community, in six two-hour sessions,
will call thousands of people who it is hoped will become new contributors to the
Campaign and to those who have contributed in prior years but, as yet, have not
made their 1987 commitment," they said.
Seven community leaders have been named by the Kurits to the Recruitment
Committee. Victor Duke will be spearheading the effort in Century Village; Sam
Wadler in the other leisure and retirement communities; Zelda Pincourt Mason
and Susan Wolf-Schwartz, Women's Division Super Sunday Co-Chairpersons;
Continued on Page IS

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 20, 1987
Women's Division 1980-81
Looking Back
25 Years of Local
Jewish Federation History
Stanley Brenner serves his second year as Federation
President. Jeanne Levy is Women's Division President for
the second consecutive year.
Federation establishes Endowment Fund program.
Associate Director named for Boca Raton office.
Federation acquires 15 acres of land on Haverhill on
which the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center will be built.
Women's Division members serve as hostesses at the
Burdines/Women's Division fashion show.
of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
requests the pleasure of your company at a
Sunday, March 8, 1987
at six o'clock in the evening
at the Wellington Club
featuring the music of the
benefiting the
1987 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
Minimum Gift: f 160
Payable over one year
Couvert f 18 per person
R.S.V.P. Jack Karako. at the
Federation office. 832-2120
In order for a non-profit
organization to be viable, it
must be responsive to the
needs of the community it
serves. Women's Division in
1980, under the able leader-
ship of Barbara Gordon Green,
acknowledged that fact by en-
couraging the numerous
Jewish women's groups, which
had been established in the
Palm Beaches, to join forces to
work towards a common goal.
The Jewish Women's
Assembly, with Leah Siskin
serving as the founding
chairperson, was inaugurated
as an educational day to keep
women informed on the cur-
rent issues vital to the better-
ment and survival of the
Jewish people and how their
collective efforts could help.
To further this process, Mrs.
Green convened a meeting of
all the Presidents at her home
to share ideas under the ban-
ner of Women's Division.
"There was such an overall
enthusiasm for the concept,"
stated Mrs. Green. "We were
sold out with 500 women in at-
tendance. It was an all-day
event with two main addresses
by Pia Lindstrom, journalist
and daughter of Ingrid
Bergman, and author Ruth
Gruber. The rest of the day
was divided into seminars
where a 'give and take' bet-
ween the audience and the
guest speakers took place. At
the end of the day, I gave the
women a mandate to work as
one towards the goal of main-
taining ourselves as a viable
people. It was most exciting,"
remembered Mrs. Green.
Speaking at the Jewish
Federation's annual meeting
that year, Mrs. Green stated,
"Our Palm Beach County
Women's Division began many
years ago with a handful of
dedicated women who had
organized primarily to raise
funds for the Jewish
Federation-United Jewish Ap-
peal Campaign. Since then, we
have grown to become one of
the most outstanding
Women's Divisions in the
nation-more sophisticated and
better organized that we have
ever been."
Mrs. Green also noted that
that year was a turning point
for Women's Division. "It was
my unique pleasure to have
worked with such vibrant and
enthusiastic women. Our ma-
jor accomplishments this year
have included a Women's Divi-
sion Campaign, under the
chairmanship of Anne Faivus,
which has moved ahead by
over 20 percent."
Mrs. Faivus, following her
successful year as Campaign
Chairman, was elected to the
Presidency in 1981. She recalls
the establishment of the
Business and Professional
women's group as the
highlight of her administra-
tion. "We realized women
were starting to work and we
wanted to reach out to them.
We had several luncheons with
over 45 women attending the
first one at Petite Marmite in
Palm Beach."
During that year the second
Jewish Women's Assembly
continued its successful educa-
tional day, the Burdines
Fashion Show drew women
together in support of the
Women's Division Campaign,
and numerous other Campaign
events were held including the
annual year-end phonathon to
reach women who as yet had
not made their commitment to
the Campaign. Ruthe Eppler
served as Campaign Chairman
with Sheila Engelstein and
Carol Klein as Associate Cam-
paign Chairmen.
"We really organized
ourselves and raised a record
amount for the Campaign. We
reached out to the con-
dominiums in South Palm
Beach that year. Women's
Division was branching out
there were many avenues for
us to explore," remembered
Mrs. Faivus.
Spurred on by these two
leaders, those actively involv-
ed in Women's Division work-
ed concertedly to give it the
impact and status it deserved
as it entered the decade of the
Barbara Gordon Green, President of Women's Division,
receives a big "chocolate kiss" at the Burdines/Women's
Division fashion show, "The Miracle That Is You."
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
invites you to join us
1987 Young Adult/Leadership
Development Mission-To-lsrael
June 15-26
Join other young singles
and couples between the
ages of 22-40 for 11
unforgettable days In the
homeland of our people
Experience the emotional
impact of Masada
Visit an absorption
center for Ethiopian
For information call:
Debbie Hammer or Mark Mendel at the Federation office,

Friday, February 20, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Chairmen Named For 2600, Beachpoint, And Stratford
JDC President To Address Residents
The residents of three con-
dominiums on So. Ocean
Blvld., South Palm Beach, will
have the opportunity to meet
and socialize with their
neighbors while learning more
about the local and interna-
tional Jewish community at a
Cocktail Party given on behalf
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County. The event
for residents of 2600, Beach-
point and Stratford will be
held on Thursday, Mar. 5, 4
p.m., at the Stratford Party
Room, 2580 So. Ocean Blvd.
(There will be no solicitation of
Hosting the Cocktail Party
are Emanuel and Nathalie
Goldberg (2600), Albert and
Cele Levine (Beachpoint ) and
Mortimer and Anne Weiss
(Stratford). Mr. Goldberg, Mr.
Levine, and Mr. Weiss have
been named to co-chair their
buildings' 1987 Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County-
United Jewish Appeal Cam-
paign by Ruthe Eppler, Chair-
man of the Palm Beach Divi-
sion of the fund-raising drive.
Mrs. Eppler stated, "All
three men have been communi-
ty leaders for many years and
have been actively involved
in demonstrating their con-
cern for Jews in need locally,
in Israel and throughout the
world. I am pleased that they
will be reaching out to their
friends and neighbors to in-
form them about the Federa-
tion and welcome them as a
vital part of our Jewish
The Co-Chairmen announced
that Heinz Eppler, President
of the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee, and
his wife, Ruthe, would be the
special guests at the Cocktail
Party. In a joint statement,
they said, "We are looking for-
ward to briefing our friends
and neighbors about the im-
portant life-sustaining work
that the JDC does in helping
Jews in Eastern Europe and
throughout the world.
"The Epplers have iust
returned from a fact-finding
mission to North Africa and
will give us an update on the
situation there. Mr. Eppler has
been at the forefront of JDC's
Emanuel Goldberg
humanitarian efforts for many
years and we are honored to
have him address our
Heinz Eppler has been
associated with numerous
Jewish causes over the years.
He was active in Cleveland,
Ohio where he served on the
Board of Directors of the
Albert Levine
Cleveland Jewish Federation.
He presently is a resident of
Palm Beach County and has
served on the Board of the
Jewish Federation.
Emanuel Goldberg has been
active in the Jewish and
secular communities of
Rochester, New York where
he was President of the Jewish
Mortimer Weiss
home and Chairman of the
UJA drive there. He has serv-
ed on the Executive Commit-
tee of the JDC and on the
Board of the Jewish Agency.
Locally, Mr. Goldberg has co-
chaired the 2600 Campaign,
and is a member of the Boards
of the Jewish Federation and
Continued on Page 19
Rapallos Campaign
The Rapallo North and
Rapallo South 1987 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign is underway. Jonas
Barenholtz (Rapallo South),
Harry Johnson and Irving
Rosen (Rapallo North), who
have been aDDointed as Co-
Chairmen by General Camp-
paign Chairman Jeanne Levy,
have been in contact with their
neighbors to inform them
about the unmet needs of Jews
locally, in Israel and around
the world.
As both seasonal and full-
time residents of the Palm
Beaches, many contribute also
to the United Jewish Appeal
through their northern com-
munities. Mr. Barenholtz, in a
letter sent out recently to the
residents of the Rapallos,
noted that "the needs in Israel
and wherever Jews live around
the world are the highest
Continued on Page 5
Gold To Chair
OTZMA Program
Milton Gold, an active com-
munity leader locally, national-
ly, and internationally, has
been named to chair the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County's new Otzma
program designed to
strengthen the bonds between
North American Jewish com-
munities and Israel.
The announcement was
made by Erwin H. Blonder,
President of the Jewish
Federation, who said, "Milt's
continuing interest in building
a strong link between
American young adults and
the land of Israel makes him a
natural choice for this position.
His experience in Zionist af-
fairs and Federation work will
serve him well and we are
pleased to have him head this
inaugural program."
Otzma is sponsored by the
Council of Jewish Federations,
the national association of 200
Jewish Federations, and local
communities. This year 56
men and women between the
ages of 18-24 have committed
themselves to a year of service
in Israel and to working on
behalf of their local Jewish
communities upon their
Mr. Gold noted that he and
his committee, which is in for-
mation, will be recruiting
young adults from this com-
munity to participate in next
Continued on Page 6
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Thursday, February 26,6:30 p.m.
The Breakers, Palm Beach
Enjoy an evening with
Dance to the music of the Drew T Orchestra
Minimum $1200 Gift To The
1987 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County-
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
Couvert $50 per person
For Reservations and Information Contact
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
501 South Flagler Dr., Suite 305, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401,832-2120
3625 South Congress Ave., Suite 102, Boynton Beach, Florida 33435,737-0746
Special Cocktail Reception for contributors of $5000 and over
to be held at 6 p.m.

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 20, 1987
Israel's Nuclear Strategy
(Editor'8 Note: David Twersky has written widely on
Israeli affairs.)
NEW YORK (JTA) The strategic issues raised in
the Jerusalem trial of Mordechai Vanunu, charged with
leaking Israel's atomic secrets to a foreign newspaper,
have been largely lost in the shuffle.
According to Vanunu's information as published in Lon-
don's Sunday Times, Israel now ranks as the world's sixth
largest nuclear power just after (in descending order)
Great Britain, France, and The People's Republic of China.
According to the report, Israel has stockpiled at least 100
nuclear weapons, and has the "components and ability to
build atomic, neutron or hydrogen bombs" of both the
"suburb-busting" nuclear and "city-busting" thermo-
nuclear types.
At the outset, observers expressed doubt that Vanunu's
nuclear story was on the level, reading it as an intentional
leak in order to warn off the Syrians, whose chemical
weapons build-up was recently discussed in the media.
In fact, quite the opposite may be true: to u*e "sudden"
appearance of information on the Syrians' chemical war-
fare capabilities was probably introduced to provide part of
the strategic context for the discussion of Israel's nuclear
force which the Vanunu revelations have thrust upon us.
Israel's nuclear strategy is at the heart of one of the
critical debates dividing Israeli strategic planners and
leading politicians. The key question is to what extent
Israel should employ, and rely on, a nuclear umbrella to
balance out what is ultimately an insurmountable Arab con-
ventional edge.
This division cuts across other issues, like the dove/hawk
territorial one. Both the annexationists and the doves are
divided among pro-nuclear and pro-conventional lines.
Prof. Yuval Ne'eman an internationally recognized ex-
pert on nuclear physics who heads the far-right Tehiya Par-
ty, is pro-nuclear. Ariel Sharon, no less a committed annex-
ationist, sees Israel's future wars in conventional, non-
nuclear terms.
The nuclear/conventional strategic debate also divides
Israeli moderates. There are doves who see a nuclear um-
brella as a substitute for strategic depth. 'vhers doubt that
Israel could live safely within the old 196? borders.
This debate was the secret text animating supporters of
Shimon Peres (Israel's foremost champion of nuclear think-
ing) and Yitzhak Rabin in the years when the two struggled
for leadership of the Labor Party. It also explains why
Rabin briefly took Sharon on as an adviser, while Peres ap-
pointed Ne'eman, during the last Labor government in the
Now this internal Israeli discussion, suppressed by a -
tradition of self-imposed silence on national security mat-
ters, has come out into the open. But the new disclosures
still leave the most important questions unanswered.
What are the geographical and situational not to men-
tion the ethical limitations on the use of Israel's nuclear
weapons? What governs the "when" and the "where" of
their use?
Presumably, nuclear weapons could only be employed in
a "Samson"-type scenario, with Arab armies breaking
through and threatening the heartland. How could Israel
justify their use in a limited conflict, like a conventional
Syrian offensive aimed at re-capturing parts of the Golan
Heights, or an anti-PLO foray into Lebanon? Doesn't that
leave Israel without recourse to its nuclear arsenal in the
overwhelming majority of possible military confrontations?
Moreover, just where could Israel use a thermo-nuclear
"city-buster"? Or even the small "suburb-busting" variety?
On bellicose Damascus?
There is a major problem with this scenario even if one
discounts the unpredictable Soviet response to an Israeli
first-use of nuclear weapons against Syria, Moscow's
regional ally. With a sudden gust of wind, the radioactive
material released over Damascus could boomerang back
and cover Israel within a few hours.
According to the new information, however, Israel can
f>roduce neutron weapons which can kill the people and
eave the buildines standing and which would not pose a
Continued on Page 16
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Rabin Rejects Senate Report
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin said recently that the
report by the Senate Select
Committee on Intelligence in-
vestigating the Iran arms sales
scandal was "highly inac-
curate" and "reached the
wrong conclusions regarding
Israel's role" in the arms sales
to Iran and the transfer of its
proceeds to the Nicaraguan
rebels known as Contras. He
said he had personally
categorically rejected an ap-
peal by a ranking White House
aide for Israel to become in-
volved with the Contras in any
"A report was issued by the
Senate Intelligence Subcom-
mittee. I think this is a highly
inaccurate report, faulty, and
hence it arrives at erroneous
conclusions, both with respect
to Israel's part in the actual
idea of U.S.-Israeli coopera-
tion in supplying arms to Iran
in order to attain the goals we
wanted, and with respect to
the attribution, even minimal-
ly, of some sort of Israeli
monetary profit from all the
deals that were made, and cer-
tainly concerning the in-
itiatives, which I supposedly
launched, to give arms to the
Contras, when the actual
situation was the very
Defense Minister Rabin
1987 Campaign -
Major Events
Feb. 20 High Ridge Golf Tournament
Feb. 24 Mayfair Cocktail Party
Feb. 26 Community Dinner
Mar. 1 Hunters Run Dinner Dance
Mar. 5 Stratford, Beach Point, Ocean
Cove Cocktail Party
Mar. 5 Eastpointe Dinner
Mar. 8 Wellington Event
Mar. 11 Women's Division $365 Event
Mar. 22 Super Sunday
Mar. 23-27 Super Week
Apr. 1 Women's Division K'Tubat
Apr. 26 Young Adult Division
INFORMATION: For more details on
Federation events, please call 832-2120.
iFriday, February 20,1987
Volume Iff
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Discover your heritage together on a
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
JUNE 15-26,1987
""'* F^^tnA 5 Wc5Sfc Resource For *** Your Children
The Spirit And Challenge Of Israel And What It Means To The
Jewish People
Share With Your Children The Thrill Of Climbing
Masada, A Shabbat At The Western WaU,
Visits To Kibbutzim And Israeli Military Bases
TK^L^ditiOMlinform*tion' tact Ronni Epatein.
Director of Commutation., at the Federation office. 832-2120.

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Community Calendar
February 20
Temple Emanu-El Adult Education lecture 8 p.m.
Jewish Federation High Ridge Golf Tournament 9
February 21
Jewish Community Center Young Couples Cocktail Party
- 8 p.m.
February 22
Jewish Federation Jewish Education Spring In-
Service Conference and Yom Hamoreh Hadassah -
Tikvah youth Aliyah luncheon noon Temple Beth David
- cruise
February 23
Jewish Community Day School executive committee 7:45
p.m. Women's American ORT Palm Beach 1 p.m.
Temple B'nai Jacob Sisterhood 1 p.m. Women's
American ORT Lake Worth West -12:30 p.m. Brandeis
University Women Palm Beach West -12:30 p.m. B'nai
B'rith Women Boynton Beach board -10 a.m. Women's
American ORT Mid Palm -1 p.m. Jewish Federation -
Women's Division Executive Committee Meeting 10
a.m. American Friends of Hebrew University at the Poin-
ciana Club, Palm Beach, symposium from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
February 24
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village 10 a.m.
Hadassah Lee Vassil Na'Amat USA Ezrat Board -10
a.m. Temple Beth Torah Men's Club 8 p.m. Na'Amat
USA Sharon board 10 a.m. Jewish Federation -
Jewish Education Meeting 7:30 p.m. Jewish Federa-
tion Cocktail Party Mayfair 4:30 p.m.
February 25
Jewish Federation Board of Directors 4 p.m.
Hadassah Rishona card party Temple Emanu-El -
Adult Education lecture 9:30 a.m. Yiddish Culture
Group Cresthaven 1 p.m. Women's American ORT -
North Palm Beach County Region board Temple Beth
Torah Sisterhood board 8 p.m. Na'Amat USA Coun-
cil "Shalom '87" B'nai B'rith No. 3046 card night 7:30
February 26
Jewish Federation Community Dinner/Dance At The
Breakers, Palm Beach 6 p.m. Women's American ORT
- Haverhill -1 p.m. Temple Emanu-El Adult Education -
Hebrew -10 a.m. Hadassah Bet Gurion youth aliyah -
10:30 a.m. Women's American ORT West Palm Beach -
board 9:30 a.m. Hadassah Aliyah -1 p.m. Na'Amat
USA Council life membership luncheon 11:30 a.m.
Temple Judea Sisterhood and Men's Club.
For more information contact the Jewish Federation -
We invite you to join us
celebrate the glorious
Holiday of Liberation:
Monday, April 13
Tuesday, April 21
We proudly offer
assisted by the Nadel Choti
far services and sedarim.
Dr. Chsum Israel Etrog
will be offering a program of lectures
and conduct seminars during the holiday.
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Chairmen Named For JCDS Dinner Dance
Marva Perrin, Vice-
President of fund-raising for
the Jewish Community Day
School, recently announced
the appointment of Marvin and
Sandra Rosen and Barry and
Eva Krischer as Co-chairmen
for the school's upcoming Din-
ner Dance in support of the
Scholarship Fund. In making
the announcement, Mrs. Per-
rin stated, "I am so pleased to
have these two couples who
have been exceptional leaders
for the school as well as our
community. I am confident
that, by their chairing this first
Dinner Dance in support of the
Scholarship Fund, this major
event will be a success." The
Dinner Dance will be held on
Saturday, Apr. 4, at the Hyatt
Palm Beaches. Reservations
are $125 per person.
Marvin and Sandra Rosen
have been actively involved in
the Jewish Community and in
the JCDS since moving to the
Palm Beaches two-and-a-half-
years ago. Mr. Rosen is cur-
rently a member of the
school's Executive committee
and serves as Treasurer. He is
also a past Vice-President of
Planning. An attorney in West
Palm Beach, Marvin sits on
the Executive Committee of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and is a member
of the Board of Directors of
the Anti-Defamation League.
Mrs. Rosen has worked
closely with many of the
JCDS's fund-raising projects.
Marvin and Sandra Rosen with Eva and Barry Krischer
Last year she chaired the suc-
cessful Purim Fun-Run and
played a major role in the
school's Bar Mitzvah Celebra-
tion. Sandra is also a Vice-
President of Women's Division
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and of Bat
Gurion Hadassah.
Barry and Eva Krischer are
long-time leaders of the JCDS.
President of the school from
1978-80, Mr. Krischer now
serves on the Executive Com-
mittee as Education Vice-
President. He has also held
positions as Treasurer of the
"Friends of the Day School"
and the JCDS, Legal Vice-
President. Chairman of the
original Capital Development
drive, and Chairman of the
Siyum Ha'Torah. An attorney
in West Palm Beach, Mr.
Krischer has also held posi-
tions as President of a local
B'nai B'rith chapter and serv-
ed for seven years on the
Board of the Jewish
Mrs. Krischer has been ac-
tively involved in JCDS stu-
dent recruitment. She is a
teacher with the Palm Beach
County school system,
specializing in exceptional
For more information, con-
tact the school, 585-2227.
Rapallos Campaign Underway
Continued from Page 3
priority in this area also where
62 percent of the money raised
goes directly to UJA even
before any local allocation or
Mr. Johnson and Mr. Rosen
also encouraged their
neighbors to think increasingly
about a gift to the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, and the many local
services provided here. "Even
though most of us may not
directly utilize these programs
or services, we should know
and understand that through
our sustained gifts, we make
this community a better place
for all Jews both young and
old. We will be securing a
Jewish future in the Palm
Beaches," stated Mr. Johnson.
Mr. Rosen reminded the
residents of the Rapallos that
"we strongly believe that 'All
Jews are responsible for one
another Kol Yisrael arevim
zeh bazeh.' He urged them to
contribute to this effort, and
"let all of us affirm our
rightful place in the long, pro-
ud chain of Jewish history by
making a commitment for
Jewish survival."
Jonas Barenholtz, a resident
of the Palm Beaches for the
last five years, moved here
from Cleveland, Ohio where he
was active in many communal
Continued from Page 1
mittee has not yet concluded
its deliberations on the issue.
The hearings were
necessary, according to Com-
mittee chairman Abba Eban,
to clarify Israel's role in view
of reports published in the
American media implying that
Israel was the prime mover in
the entire Iran-Contra affair.
activities. A past Board
Member of the Jewish Com-
munity Center, Mr.
Barenholtz is on the Board and
Executive Committee of Tem-
ple Emanu-El.
Harry Johnson has served as
Co-Chairman of the Rapallo
Campaign in both the South
and North buildings for
several years. A permanent
resident of this area since
1975, Mr. Johnson has been on
the Board of Directors of Lt.
Col. Netanyahu Lodge No.
3041 of B'nai B'rith as well as
of Rapallo North. He is a past
President of his temple in Port
Washington, New York.
Irving Rosen, who also co-
chaired the Rapallo South
Campaign for several years,
has been involved in Zionist
work all his life. He has served
on the Board of the Jewish
Federation in Trenton, New
Jersey and has been active
with Israel Bonds. Mr. Rosen
is a founder and member of the
Board of Trustees of the Com-
munity Memorial Hospital in
Poms River, New Jersey and
has been a founding member of
his synagogue.
For more information, con-
tact Jack Karako, Staff
Associate, at the Federation
office, 832-2120.
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Jewish Women In Moscow
Fight For POC's Release
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Otzma participants enjoy a Shabbat stroll on a kibbutz.
Gold To Chair
OTZMA Program
Continued from Page 3
year's program beginning in
August and continuing
through the following June.
"The object of the program is
the identification of gifted
young people with leadership
potential at an early point in
their career development, and
then bonding them to Israel
and to the Jewish community
in a meaningful way that will
stimulate them to become com-
munity leaders," explained
Mr. Gold.
On their arrival in Israel,
Otzma participants proceed to
a Kibbutz Ulpan in order to ac-
quire the basic fundamentals
of Hebrew language and ac-
climate themselves to Israeli
The core of the program will
consist of communal service in
the Project Renewal
neighborhoods. Young adults
from the Palm Beaches will
work in Giora and Gil Amal,
the two neighborhoods of Hod
Hasharon. Added components
will include a month with
Youth Aliyah, a month and a
half on a moshav, and one-
month educational program.
The sponsoring bodies in
Israel are the Jewish Agency
and the Israeli Forum a
newly developed volunteer
organization of young, suc-
cessful Israeli business en-
trepreneurs, academics, kib-
butzniks and others concerned
about strengthening: ties bet-
ween Israel and the Diaspora.
The Forum has taken on
responsibility for planning and
monitoring the program, and
its members are making
themselves available as "adop-
tive parents," providing each
Otzma participant with both a
support system while in Israel
and a permanent personal tie
to Israel afterwards.
The operational body for im-
?lementation in Israel is the
outh and Hechalutz Depart-
ment of the World Zionist
Organization, and the
American Zionist Youth Foun-
dation is the cooperating
counterpart in America.
Mr. Gold indicated that
brochures have been mailed to
approximately 700 high school
students in this area to in-
terest them in this program in
the future. "However," Mr.
Gold said, "we are most in-
terested in having these young
people get the word out to
their relatives and friends at
college to let them know of the
opportunity of participating
this coming August in this in-
novative and exciting new pro-
gram of service to the Jewish
communities both in Israel and
at home."
Milton Gold has served the
Jewish community in many
capacities. Locally he is a
member of the Jewish Federa-
tion Board of Directors and
has been Chairman of the
Royal Palm Beach Campaign
Division for many years. He is
a past Chairman of the
Mideast Task Force of the
Community Relations Council.
He has been actively involved
with the Zionist Organization
of America and serves as a
representative of the ZOA to
the Jewish Agency in
The deadline for submitting
applications is April 30. To
receive a brochure and applica-
tion form and/or for more in-
formation, contact Mark
Mendel, Leadership Develop-
ment Director, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
A-AAbot Answerfone offers:
"person to person service"
24 hours a day
Jews in the West to fight for
the release of Prisoners of
Conscience and the right of
Soviet Jews to emigrate is
natural. For a group of Jewish
women in Moscow to take a
lead in doing this is
Such a group exists
"Jewish Women Against
Refusal." They are refuseniks
and the wives of refuseniks,
many of them trying for more
than a decade to obtain exit
visas, reports Martin Gilbert, a
prominent British historian
who is the biographer of
Winston Churchill.
Their husbands are among
the leaders in the struggle for
emigration rights, and, as a
result, they and their families
have suffered isolation and
hardships. But two years ago
they began to take action, in
the Jewish tradition of self-
help, which in Russia dates
back to the time of the Czarist
Twenty-three refusenik
wives in Moscow and Len-
ingrad sent a letter to Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev
shortly after he took office on
behalf of Anatoly Scharansky,
then serving a 10-year
sentence in Soviet prisons and
labor camps. When Scharan-
sky was finally released in
February 1986, they took up
the cudgels on behalf of Dr.
Iosif Begun, who has com-
pleted more than two-thirds of
a 12-year prison sentence. His
wife, Inna, has not been allow-
ed to visit him for over a year.
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"Jewish Woman Against
Refusal" has written to the In-
ternational Red Cross in
Geneva asking that food and
clothing be sent to the
prisoners and that the world
be kept informed of the state
of their health and "that thev
are being humanely treated,'
Gilbert reported.
One of the signatories, Elena
Dubianskaya, has been waiting
nearly 10 years for an exit per-
mit. Another is Ida Taratuta of
Leningrad who, with her hus-
band, Aba, and son, Misha,
have been regularly refused
exit visas since 1974.
Gilbert said that when asked
why the women have organiz-
ed now, one of them, Oksana
Kholmiansky replied, "We
have sat here enough." Khol-
miansky, her husband,
Michael, their son, Maxim, and
her brother-in-law, Alexander,
are 10-year refuseniks.
Alexander, an "unofficial"
Hebrew teacher, recently com-
pleted an 18-month sentence
at a labor camp.
Two years ago, the personal
intervention of Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher helped two
refusenik wives, Evgenia
Utevskaya and Polina
Gorodetsky, to emigrate. Both
are living with their families in
Thatcher will visit Moscow
this spring. It is hoped that she
will intervene again, suc-
cessfully, for these refusenik
wives, Gilbert said.
New Economic Package
Accord Signed
new economic package agree-
ment, to remain in effect until
March, 1988, was signed by
the government, labor and
management recently. It
is intended to maintain
economic stability in face of
price increases triggered by
the recent devaluation of the
Shekel and government moves
to cut public spending.
The principal signatories
were Finance Minister Moshe
Nissim; Yisrael Kessar,
Secretary General of
Histadrut; and Dov Lautman,
head of the Association of
Manufacturers and
Employers. Vice Premier and
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres, a key figure in negotia-
tions that led to the accord,
will add his signature when he
returns from his current trip
to Europe.
THE PACKAGE deal was
approved by the Cabinet and
was to have been signed. But
a dispute with Histadrut over
government funding for its
Continued on Page 13
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Friday, February 20, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Hunters Run Dinner Dance
'To Be A Fabulous Evening'
"It's going to be a fabulous
evening," said Thomas
Strasser, Co-Chairman of the
upcoming Hunters Run Dinner
Dance. Commenting about the
fifth annual event to be held on
Sunday, Mar. 1, 7 p.m., at The
Breakers, Palm Beach, Mr.
Strasser said, "The evening
will be one that our residents
will remember for years to
His Co-Chairman Irving
Wax continued saying, "The
Venetian Ballroom, elaborate-
ly decorated in golden splen-
dor to highlight our theme,
'Jerusalem, City of Gold,' will
provide a beautiful setting for
dining and dancing. We'll all
have a great time dancing to
the music of Marshall Grant's
16 piece orchestra, featuring
two outstanding vocalists."
The Co-Chairmen noted that
elaborate preparations have
been made for the entire even-
ing. The $600 minimum gift
event is given on behalf of the
1987 Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County-United
"We are loo
Appeal Campaign,
iking forward to a
capacity crowd of concerned
Hunters Run residents to show
their support for Jews in need
locally, around the world, and
in Israel and, at the same time,
have a glorious time with their
friends and neighbors," stated
the Uo-c;nairmen.
Couvert is $75 per person.
For reservations and/or more
information, contact Sylvia
Lewis, Boynton Beach Direc-
tor, at the Boynton Beach
branch office, 737-0746.
100th Congress
Expresses Concern
About Human Rights
The 100th Congress, in its first
session, has made overwhelm-
ingly clear that it wants an im-
provement of human rights in
the Soviet Union, particularly
the right to emigrate for Jews
and others, as a condition for
improvement of bilateral
U.S.-Soviet relations.
A resolution strongly stating
Congress' concern in these
matters was adopted by a vote
of 99-0 in the Senate late last
month with the House concurr-
ing. The bipartisan resolution
was introduced by Sens.
Robert Byrd (D. W. Va.) and
Robert Dole (R., Kan.), the Ma-
jority and Minority leaders,
It calls for the immediate
releasse of all Soviet Prisoners
of Conscience and permission
for all refuseniks and others
who so wish, to emigrate.
"The Senate action clearly in-
dicates the overwhelming sup-
port of Congress and the
American people for the just
cause of Soviet Jewry," Morris
Abram, chairman of the Na-
tional Conference on Soviet
Jewry, said in a statement
after the vote.
The resolution called
"deceptive" the new Soviet
regulations codifying emigra-
tion procedures, noting that
they "do not permit emigra-
tion for religious, national or
political reasons" and in fact
"codify the previous pretexts
for denying emigration per-
mits even in cases involving
the reunification of immediate
The resolution also noted
that nearly 400,000 Soviet
Jews have applied for emigra-
tion "at considerable personal
risk" but during 1986 fewer
than 1,000 Jews have been
allowed to emigrate.
The resolution "declares
that the Soviet Union's "con-
tinued human rights abuses,
especially its refusal to permit
all those who wish to emigrate
to do so, seriously affect the
atmosphere for productive
Jew Is 'Venerable'
Edith Stein, a Jewish convert who
became a Carmelite nun and was
killed in a gas chamber at
Auschwitz, has been declared
venerable, the Vatican announc-
ed. This is the lowest of the three
degrees of sanctity on the ladder
toward sainthood. %
negotiations on other aspects
of bilateral relations (between
the U.S. and USSR) and make
more difficult the reaching of
viable agreements with the
Soviet Union."
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 20, 1987
"In The Spotlight
Women's Division Vice President
Zelda Pincourt Mason
As Administration Vice President, Mrs. Mason is
responsible for overseeing the Nominating Committee,
Board Programming, the Annual Meeting, volunteer
recruitment, awards, and publicity. She also serves as By-
Laws Parliamentarian.
Zelda Mason is serving in
this position for the second
consecutive year. In addition
to her duties with Women's
Division, Zelda Mason current-
ly serves as President of the
Jewish Community Center.
She also held this position in
1978-80. She is the coordinator
of the Advisory Board of
Trustees for the construction
of the new Jewish Community
Campus and has been a
member of the JCC's Building
Committee. She is a Co-
Chairman of the Jewish
Federation's Annual Com-
munity Dinner Dance this
year. Mrs. Mason is a past
President of the Palm Beach
Chapter of the Brandeis Na-
tional Women's Committee
and has been active in the
Jewish Guild for the Blind.
Is Conducting a "Demographic Study"
In Order To
1. Determine the characteristics of the Jewish population
2. Identify crucial needs in our community
3. Plan programs and services to meet these needs, and
4. Identify community resources.
If you receive a call (January 22nd April lstl. PLEASE STAY ON THE PHONE!
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Court Reverses Anti-Semitic
Propagandist Conviction
Ontario Court of Appeals, in a
move that stunned Jews and
civil libertarians in Canada,
has unanimously reversed the
conviction of German-born
anti-Semitic propagandist
Ernst Zundel, who was
sentenced in 1985 to 15 mon-
ths' imprisonment for
distributing a booklet entitled
"Did Six Million Really Die?" a
denial that the Holocaust
The court overturned the
conviction on technical
grounds but upheld Section
177 of the Canadian Criminal
Code under which he was con-
victed "spreading false
news" and allowed that a
new trial may be ordered. The
Attorney General has 21 days
to challenge the Appeals Court
ruling. He may appeal to the
Supreme Court, order a new
trial or drop the charges.
A NEW trial would give
Zundel another public forum
from which to promulgate his
racist views and denial of the
Holocaust and, as he made
clear in an interview with the
Toronto Globe and Mail, that is
exactly what he had hoped for.
Charles Zaionz, chairperson
of the Canadian Jewish Con-
gress' Ontario chapter, and
Rose Wolfe, chairperson of its
Joint Community Relations
Committee, said that while it
was gratifying that the Ap-
peals Court upheld Section
177, "one recoils at the
possibility of a second trial
which would grant the accused
a renewed opportunity to
stage-manage a circus."
Alan Borovoy, speaking for
the Canadian Civil Liberties
Association, said the decision
was "the worst of both
worlds." Not only "must Jews
and (Holocaust) survivors be
put through the agony of
another trial, but Canada is
stuck with a law that could
have a chilling effect on or-
dinary citizens who might have
opinions that run contrary to
conventional wisdom," he
ZUNDEL WAS not charged
under Canada's anti-hate law,
passed in 1970, but under an
older statute which originated
in English Common Law and
was incorporated in the Cana-
dian Criminal Code in 1892. It
states that anyone "who
wilfully publishes a statement,
tale or news that he knows is
false and that ... is likely to
cause or causes injury or
mischief to a public interest" is
guilty of an offense punishable
by two years in jail.
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Sen. Bumpers At ADL National Meeting
Israel Gracious To Consider Prisoner Swap
Reacting to the news that
Israel might be considering
swapping 400 Arab prisoners
it holds for foreign hostages
and one Israeli airman, Sen.
Dale Bumpers (D., Ark.) said
before the start of a national
Anti-Defamation League din-
ner at The Breakers last week
that "it would be a very
magnanimous thing to do."
He continued, saying,
"Whether that will come
about, I don't know. But there
is one place the President and
I do agree. All remaining
Americans have been told to
get out of Lebanon. Those who
stay shouldn't expect us to
send in the Marines."
Sen. Bumpers, a former
member of the Senate Armed
Services Committee, said that
the only rationale for dealing
with terrorists would be
because those hostages were
taken prior to the order given
to the Americans to get out of
Lebanon. "Negotiating for
hostages simply begets taking
more hostages," he said. He
concluded by saying that Israel
won't participate in the
hostage swap unless the
United States lets them know
that they want them to do it.
Meanwhile, the group
holding the three American
and one Indian hostage
rescinded its offer to exchange
them for 400 Arab prisoners,
claiming that the United
States did not respond to its
"just demand."
The ADL launched its 1987
campaign at the dinner by
honoring Irving Rubinstein,
Sr., "for a lifetime of commit-
ment to human rights," awar-
ding him the League's Haym
Salomon Award. In addition,
the 95th birthday of Irwin S.
Chanin was celebrated. He is
the "visionary philanthropist
whose concept of Art Deco
transformed New York's
At the dinner, Sen.
Bumpers, who is running for
the Presidency, delivered a
major address on the 100th
Congress and U.S. foreign
Prior to the dinner, Gov. Dale Bumpers (second from left)
talks with (left to right) David Brody, ADL Washington
representative; Barton S. Levinson, National Chairman; and
Abraham H. Foxman, Associate National Director.
Syria's Role In International Terrorism Reported
Syria's central role in inter-
national terrorism, the
significance of its alignment
with the Soviet Union and its
anti-American and anti-Israel
policies were outlined in a
report issued last week by the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith.
Titled "Syria: The Politics of
Terror, 1982-1986," the report
provides details of the massive
Soviet arms buildup in Syria
since 1973; Syria's widespread
political repression and denial
of human rights; the
systematic persecution of
Syria's Jewish minority and
the nation's anti-Israel
The report was made public
by Abraham H. Foxman,
ADL's associate national
director and head of its Inter-
national Affairs Division, at a
session of the League's Na-
tional Executive Committee
meeting held at The Breakers
Hotel Feb. 12-14.
With the "guidance and sup-
port" of Syrian President
Hafez al-Assad, the League
said, Syria has used terrorism
as an instrument of foreign
policy, most notably the ouster
of the American and Western
presence from Lebanon.
The report said that follow-
ing the April, 1986 American
retaliatory air strikes against
Libya, Syrian-backed terrorist
groups decided at a meeting in
Damascus to escalate attacks
against American interests
throughout the world.
Syria has provided bases for
the Iranian Revolutionary
Guards in areas of Lebanon it
controls and until recently
allowed pro-Iranian terrorist
groups, including the Hez-
bollah (Party of God) and the
Islamic Jihad, to operate freely
behind Syrian lines.
Until last year, the report
went on, "the evidence of
Syria's role in international
terrorism was viewed by
Western powers as largely cir-
cumstantial." But conclusive
evidence of a "Syrian smoking
gun" was finally uncovered at
British and West German
court trials in 1986. Syrian in-
telligence officers and
diplomats were linked to two
terrorist incidents the
thwarted attempt to blow up
an Israeli airliner departing
from London and the bombing
of the German-Arab Friend-
ship Society building in West
A long list of direct and in-
direct Syrian involvement with
international terrorist in-
cidents is contained in the
report, including the 1983
bombing of the U.S. Marine
barracks in Lebanon in which
241 Americans died and the
Continued on Page 12
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More than 50 women from Palm Beach and South Palm Beach recently attended an outreach
coffee at the home of Lee Mazer in Palm Beach sponsored by the Women's Division of the jiogteg8 Lee Mazer welcomes Florence Greenberg to her
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. They had an opportunity to meet and socialize ,
with their neighbors and, at the same time, learn about Women's Division, Federation, and
its beneficiary agencies.
iuest speakers Marva Pen-in, Federation Project Renewal Chairman,
and Dora Roth, Israeli mother and Holocaust survivor, with Polly
Barbara Lutz, Phyllis Gelles, and Dorothy Rapaport are introduced to
Women's Division.
Women's Division
Palm Beach Outreach
Enjoying the chance to meet other committed women are Shirley Rosenbloom, Elinor
Fleishman, Sonny Dorfman, and Lynn Goldberg.
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Attending from Sloans Curve are Gloria Phillips; Selma Rosen; Florence Lasko- Elinor I.*1""* time out for a chat are (seated) Alice Zipkin, Af-
Fleishman; Frances Frank; Ruth Sherwood; Ruth Berman, WD Endowment Committee r S,wte 0vera Chairperson and Pacesetter Co-
Chairperson; and Bernice Goldman. Chairperson; and Marcia Shapiro, Education Vice Presi-
i i |UB 1 ^Bi^^^^^ ent a,nd $365 Bru"ch Co-Chairperson. SUnding are
M m*. Anne wi8s and Bernice Goldman.
Listening to the program are Gladys Rogoff, Kitty Sablosky, Ruth Sherwc
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Friday, February 20, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Minimum $365 Brunch Worker Training
Members of the committee participate in a Campaign briefing session con-
ducted by Marva Perrin. The Branch, given on behalf of the Women's Divi-
sion 1987 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign, will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 9:30 a.m., at the Governors
Club, Phillips Point, West Palm Beach. The special guest speaker will be
Alice Golembo, actress, Golda Meir's grandniece and consultant to the
playwright of "Golda."
Women's Division
Tallahassee Lobbyist
To Address
Open Board Meeting
Carol Koeppel (2nd from left), hostess of the minimum commitment $365
Brunch Worker Training of the Women's Division of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, welcomes (left to right) Marva Perrin, WD Worker
Training Chairperson, and Amy Jonas, Marcia Shapiro, and Deborah K.
Schwarzberg, Co-Chairpersons of the event.
bernie Friedman,
Tallahassee lobbyist and
government and public affairs
specialist, will address a
special program sponsored by
the Women's Division Board
of Directors of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County. The Board Meeting is
open to all women in Palm
Beach County and will be held
on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2 p.m.,
at the home of Simma Sulzer,
The announcement of the
speaker was made by Elsie
Leviton and Alice Zipkin, Co-
Chairpersons of the event.
Mrs. Zipkin noted that women
from all over the county were
invited to join with them to
learn more about Women's
Division, Federation, and its
beneficiary agencies. "We are
also honored to have Bernie
Friedman, our Jewish com-
munity's dynamic and ar-
ticulate advocate in
Tallahassee, inform us about
how our local and state
government addresses Jewish
issues. He will let our women
know what they can do to help
influence the outcome of
legislation favorable to our
Jewish community," stated
Mrs. Zipkin.
Bernie Friedman is the
government affairs consultant
to the Florida Association of
Jewish Federations. He is an
attorney who has served as the
chief of staff and campaign
manager for Congressman
Larry Smith for the last five
years. Previously he was the
legislative assistant for Con-
gressman Edward J. Stack.
Mr. Friedman's interest in
Bernie Friedman
politics began during his col-
ege years. As the national
President of the College
Democrats of America, he
served as director of the of-
ficial student wing of the
Democratic National
Coffee and dessert will be
served at the program. For
registration and/or more infor-
mation, contact Faye Stoller,
Women's Division Assistant
Director, at the Federation of-
fice, 832-2120.
Women's Division's Mar. 3 B&P Meeting
Nancy Thompson Promotes
Positive Business Image
"The theory behind Image
Awareness is that without an
initial positive impression, a
person's time and effort can be
totally ineffective," stated
Nancy Ames Thompson,
founder of the company
specializing in educating men
and women on how to project
the most effective image for
their particular lifestyle.
Mrs. Thompson will be the
guest speaker at the next
meeting of the Business and
Professional Women's Group
of the Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. The Cocktail
Reception, preceded by net-
working at 5:30 p.m., will be
"eld on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 6
P m., at The Airport Hilton,
150 Australian Ave., West
Palm Beach.
The Co-Chairpersons of the
Cocktail Reception, Robin
Bernstein, Dr. Deborah
Lubell, and Nina Brookner
Silverman, noted that they
were pleased that Ms. Thomp-
son will be making a special
trip to the Palm Beaches to
speak to this group of business
and professional women. "As
B and P women, we are aware
that in addition to possessing
the skills necessary to do an ef-
fective job, a positive first im-
pression in any business situa-
tion is vital to our success.
"Whatever our goals may
be, without the proper first im-
pression, they will be over-
shadowed by compensating for
distracting appearance and
poor nonverbal communica-
tion. We anticipate Ms.
Thompson's presentation will
be most informative to our
women," the Co-Chairpersons
said in a joint statement.
The Image Awareness pro-
gram includes advice, not only
on personal appearance and
style, but the often overlooked
non-verbal communication-
sitting, standing, shaking
Ms. Thompson's experience
includes eight years in the
fashion industry including
work at Vogue and as a
Glamour magazine editor.
"Her knowledge of clothes and
their ability to send certain
messages to elicit the correct
Women To Be Granted
Cantorial Diplomas
Jewish Theological Seminary
of America will begin granting
the diploma of Hazzan (cantor)
to women in its 1987 com-
mencement, a certificate JTS
reserved only for men until
The announcement by JTS
chancellor Ismar Schorsch at a
press conference here is view-
ed as an historical break with
the tradition, but one which
Schorsch contended followed
suit with JTS' 1983 controver-
sial decision to ordain women
as rabbis.
Critics of the new decision
said it is even a more serious
breach of halacha than the
earlier one because they will be
obligated to serve a function
halacha forbids women from
Schorsch called the decision
a logical extension of the or-
dination of women. "Implicit
within the decision (to ordain
women) was obviously a step
towards awarding women the
diploma of Hazzan," Schorsch
Nancy Ames Thompson
response is taught with ex-
huberance, good humor and
sound advice," stated the Co-
Cost for the Cocktail Recep-
tion and program is $20 per
person. For reservations
and/or information, contact
Faye Stoller, Women's Divi-
sion Assistant Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Two women now studying in
the Cantorial In-
stitute/Seminary College of
Jewish Music are expected to
be the first recipients of the
diploma of Hazzan in the 1987
JTS commencement. Erica
Lippitz and Maria Rosenfeld-
Barugel, both expecting to
receive their diplomas in 1987,
agreed the decision was a vic-
tory and a profound joy for
themselves and other women
who want to receive the
diploma. They called the deci-
sion "a new chapter in Jewish
Schorsch defended his deci-
sion as in accordance with
Jewish law, saying he had bas-
ed it on the same justification
on which he based the decision
to ordain women.
He reasoned that women can
change their status under
Jewish law by accepting the
timebound obligations tradi-
tionally reserved for men. If a
woman chooses to honor those
obligations, which include
praying three times daily, put-
ting on tefillin and other time-
oriented rituals, they may
Continued on Page 18
Dinner Dance
Continued from Page 1
Co-Chairmen of the Special
Cocktail Reception which will
be held for contributors of
$5,000 or more to the 1987
Campaign, noted that those
major contributors were in-
vited to meet Mr. Hamlisch at
6 p.m. prior to the Community
Dinner Dance. "A significant
number of people have already
made their reservations to at-
tend this event also. We just
want to remind those who
were considering attending to
get their reservations in soon
For the opportunity to per-
sonally greet our guest artist,"
stated the Co-Chairmen.
For reservations and/or
more information, contact
Ronni Epstein, Director of
Communications, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.

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The Threat From Within
A cocktail reception was recently held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Milt Kukoff for Israel Bonds. Pictured standing, left to
right: Al Schnitt, Chairman; Jerome Gleekel, noted authority
on Israel and guest speaker; Milt Kukoff, host, and Ben
Silverman, Co-Chairman. The meeting was held in advance of
the planned dinner-dance at The Fountains on Mar. 7 to honor
Mr. Kukoff.
Syria Role In
International Terrorism
Continued from Page 9
1985 hijacking of a TWA
airliner in which an American
Navy diver was killed.
Among other incidents link-
ed to Syria, the following were
The bombing of the
American embassy in Beirut,
in 1983, in which 17 Americans
were killed;
The suicide bombing of the
American embassy annex in
Beirut, in 1984;
The grenade and machine
gun attack at Israel's El Al
airline counters at airports in
Rome and Vienna in 1985, in
which 19 persons were killed
and 114 wounded.
The report listed at least
three instances of President
Assad's personal involvement
in his nation's terrorist
Assad himself authorized
operations of the Iranian ter-
rorist squads in Lebanon's
Bekaa Valley under Syrian
Assad personally supervis-
ed the training of Syrian
"kamikaze" air force pilots
with the assistance of his top
intelligence aide, General
Mohammed al-Kholi.
Syria, according to the
League, provided safe haven
in Damascus for the extremist,
Marxist elements of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion following Israel's attack
on PLO bases in Lebanon in
Palestinian terrorist Abu
Nidal's group, which is believ-
ed to have been responsible for
the Rome and Vienna airport
attacks, has also set up bases
in Syria.
West European counter ter-
rorist agencies, according to
the report, have uncovered
Syrian-controlled terrorist
networks in Europe, including
Athens, Madrid and Marseilles
and Lille, France.
"Assad's Syria," the report
concluded, "poses a multi-
dimensional threat to Western
interests. Its central role in in-
ternational terrorism, in pro-
moting Soviet influence in the
Middle East and in threaten-
ing the security of Israel,
makes Syria a uniquely
destructive political entity."
major challenge facing the
Jewish people today is to unite
its ranks, a prominent Jewish
leader asserted.
"The Jewish community to-
day is torn by strife," Seymour
Reich, the new president of
B'nai B'rith International
(BBI), observed in an inter-
view here. "There is con-
troversy and there are in-
cidents in Israel and in Jewish
communities elsewhere," he
said, mentioning issues such as
"Who is a Jew," "get"
(religious divorce), intermar-
riage and assimilation.
The president of the largest
Jewish organization in the
world, consisting of 500,000
men, women, college students
and teenagers, believes that
the Jewish people must
strengthen its unity in order to
deal effectively with the
dwindling Jewish population in
the world, particularly in the
United States.
"We are concerned. The
Jewish population is dwindling
due to intermarriage and
assimilation. The major
danger to the Jewish com-
munity today is from within.
We have been losing our
youth. American Jews con-
stitute now only 2.6 percent of
the general population, while
in the past we constituted
three percent of the popula-
tion," he said.
On a recent visit to Israel,
Reich called on the Jewish
State to create "a body made
up of representatives of all
Jewish religious groups, in
Israel and throughout the
world, whose purpose would
be to foster a healthier climate
among Jews." Furthermore,
Reich, who is a lawyer by pro-
fession, called on the Knesset
to strengthen criminal sanc-
tions against unlawful acts
performed against the
background of religious in-
tolerance. "Individuals inclin-
ed toward that kind of violence
must understand the harsh
consequences that will result
from them," he said.
The 53-year-old leader said
that his organization
recognizes the legitimacy of
different interpretations and
outlooks of Judaism and
Jewish identity. "We will en-
courage members of every
group in Israeli society that
believes in dignified co-
existence," he stated. BBI, he
said, makes itself available to
all Jews Conservative, Or-
thodox or Reform. "We offer
ourselves as a vehicle to ac-
commodate the different views
in the Jewish community and
to serve as a meeting ground,"
Reich said.
Asked to list the other
priorities on the agenda of the
BBI, Reich, who spends two
days a week at the organiza-
tion's headquarters in
Washington and the rest of the
time in New York where he is
a senior partner in the law
firm of Dreyer and Traub,
started with the plight of
Soviet Jewry.
"We are campaigning very
hard on behalf of Soviet
Jews," he said. "We are trying
to focus world attention on the
Soviet Union's inhuman treat-
ment of its Jewish citizens."
He said that the highlight of
BBI campaign for Soviet Jews
will culminate between noon
and 2 p.m. on Feb. 26, when
B'nai B'rith will stage rallies in
43 cities across the nation dur-
ing which well known per-
sonalities will read the names
of 12,000 Soviet refuseniks at
city halls, state capitals, and
college campuses. The rallies,
he noted, will be coordinated
jointly by BBI and B'nai B'rith
Women, in conjunction with
the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith, B'nai B'rith
Hillel and the B'nai B'rith
Youth Organization.
Another issue of priority
with BBI is the State of Israel.
"We are continuously alert
and concerned on the need to
educate the American public
and Congress of Israel's
strategic partnership with the
United States," he said, ad-
ding that efforts are also made
from time to time to correct
the image of Israel in the
media when the media
"misunderstands certain ac-
tion of Israel."
In Reich's view, the
American people "have not
scapegoated Israel" in the
Iran arms sales affair. He
noted, however, that some
American officials made some
statements "in an attempt to
blame Israel," but their at-
tempts failed. "When the Iran
arms sales scandal broke out I
was in Israel, where I met with
Premier Yitzhak Shamir,
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres and Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin. All three told
me that Israel did not have
prior knowledge or involve-
ment in the diversion of funds
from the arms sale to Iran to
the Contras," he stressed.
Reich said that he and other
BBI leaders have a direct ac-
cess not only to the Ad-
ministration in Washington,
but to government officials in
other countries around the
He said that American Jews
thrive in America, because
"Jews thrive best in
democracy." He observed that
anti-Semitism is no longer a
major threat to American
Jews. "Anti-Semitism is no
longer respectable here," he
pointed out, noting that anti-
Semitism today is associated
with extreme right-wing
groups such as the KKK or the
Posse Comitatus, whom he
described as "fringe elements
on the far right who have em-
barked on a mission of hatred
against Jews."
Local Exhibitions Set
Israel Tennis Centers To
Celebrate Tenth Anniversary
Eastpointe Israel Bonds Chairman Seymour Liberman
presents honorees Darwin and Muehie Kabat with Israel's
Gates of Jerusalem Medal at a cocktail reception on Sunday,
Feb. 1.
After changing the quality of
life within the framework of a
tennis and sports concept for
80,000 youngsters over the
past ten years sponsors of
the Israel Tennis Centers find
it just is not the tennis.
It is a project that serves as
a most successful effort at
linking Jewry all over the
world with Israel.
On the eight tennis centers
and hundreds of courts built
and subsidized in the short ten
years of its existence
religion or color has no barrier.
With tennis rackets in hand,
dressed in sneakers, shorts or
dresses provided free of
charge by the Israel Tennis
centers, it is not unusual to see
Moslem playing with Orthodox
Jew or a newly settled
Ethiopian playing with a
Roman Catholic or Protes-
tant playing across the net
from a Reform Jew.
Yes, it is a mix and match
sociological dream built out
of the need to provide a respite
for Israeli youth from being
forced to live in fear of con-
tinuous war or only to look
forward to their compulsory
military service.
For all the Centers are built
with Canadian, French
English, South African and
American voluntary contribu-
tions; and they are not sub-
sidized in any way (except
grant of land) by the Israeli
In its brief years of ex-
istence, 80,000 children have
gone through its program. By
providing paraplegic
wheelchair tennis, a program
for deaf children, high school
dropouts, drug users and delin-
auents, juvenile crime has
ropped as much as 50 percent
in the low income areas where
all the centers are constructed.
In order to build a new
generation through sports in
Israel, the Israel Tennis
Centers organize exhibition
tours that not only raise funds,
but illustrate what their young
children have learned.
Exhibitions will take place at
the Indian Spring Tennis
Courts on Mar. 12, 3 p.m.,; at
The Fountains Tennis Courts
on Mar. 18, at 7:30 p.m.; and at
Sloan's Curve Tennis Courts
on Mar. 22, 3 p.m.
Children of the International
Tennis Centers Association
get ready for a match.

Lewis Speaks
For Refuseniks
Continued from Page 1
teacher who was arrested in
1984 for his commitment to
study and teach Hebrew and
Jewish culture. Mr. Edelshtein
is presently a Prisoner of Con-
science, imprisoned in a Soviet
labor camp for the crime of
seeking to retain his Jewish
identity and wishing to
emigrate to Israel.
As a result of my conversa-
tion with Cherna Goldort, I
have written to General
Secretary Gorbachev, Foreign
Minister Shevardnadze and
Ambassador Dubinin,
challenging the Soviet Union
to live up to its much-
publicized policy of "glasnost"
of openness.
The Soviet Union simply
must comply with the
humanitarian provisions of the
Helsinki accords and prove
that their policy on Jewish
emigration is more than "mere
In a further effort to help
secure the release of Cherna
Goldort in the very near
future, I will send to every
Member of the House and
Senate a "Dear Colleague" let-
ter describing Cherna's plight.
Attached to each one of these
letters will be a card identical
to the one I now hold in my
hand. This preprinted card is
addressed to General
Secretary Gorbachev and in-
dicates that Cherna Goldort is
very ill, all alone, and wants to
be reunited with her daughters
and grandchildren in Israel.
Upon receiving this card I
encourage each Represen-
tative or Senator to take just a
moment to fill it out and send
it off.
Through such efforts, we
must continue to press the
Soviets to allow people like
Cherna Goldort and Yuli
Edelshtein to emigrate and
determine their own destinies.
Let Cherna Goldort of
Novosibirsk go! Her applica-
tion to emigrate to join her
daughters in Israel is being
blocked by the management of
a Chemical Research Institute
- ANIIHKT in Biysk where
Cherna has not worked since
Continued from Page 6
sick-fund, Kupat Holim,
delayed the labor federation's
It was made possible after
the Treasury agreed to con-
tribute 47 million Shekels to
Kupat Holim for higher pay to
nurses and to keep abreast of
its needs. Kupat Holim pro-
vides health insurance and
medical care for about 85 per-
cent of the population.
A mam feature of the new
economic package is
withholding 2.7 percent of the
next cost-of-living increment
to wage earners in order to
prevent a new inflationary
spiral resulting from the
reduced value of the Shekel.
The full increment will be add-
ed to national insurance
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Volunteer Recruitment Begins For Super Sunday '87
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Angela Gallichio, WD Business
and Professional Women's
Group Liaison; and Karen List
and Eric Crawford will be
working with young adults.
Mr. Duke, speaking on
behalf of his co-committee
members, said, "We want
everyone in the community to
know 'It's Our Turn To Be The
Heroes.' Our theme, coor-
dinated with four other south
Florida communities and
originated by the Greater
Miami Jewish Federation,
reminds us that in the past
prominent Jewish leaders and
committed Jews worldwide
have worked together towards
the establishment of Israel and
helping Jews in need. Now, its
our turn. People who
volunteer their time to help us
on Super Sunday, as well as
those who contribute
generously when called, are all
heroes. We must put our ef-
forts together to do our part
now for the betterment and
survival of the Jewish people."
Mr. Wadler continued, say-
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 20, 1987
Helping People
When Parents Fight
By the staff of Jewish Family
and Children's Service
(All case names mentioned in
these articles are fictitious;
client information at Jewish
Family and Children's Service
is held in the strictest of
Almost all of us have
childhood memories of listen-
ing to our parents quarrel ...
a real life drama played out
before our eyes. As
adolescents, we promised
ourselves that we would never
behave the way our parents
had. We would work out our
problems in a calm and cheer-
ful fashion. We would not raise
our voices and never, under
any circumstances, would we
frighten or upset our children
as we were frightened and
upset during our childhood.
Of course, it never works out
that way. The totally calm,
relaxed, cheerful, civilized
parent who never ex-
changes an angry word with
his partner aoes not exist.
Getting mad at each other is
part of marriage. Most staff
members at Jewish Family and
Children's Service agree that
hiding anger under a bland
disposition, or even a sweet
smile can lead to a build-up of
tensions that may explode into
something far more damaging
than an occasional loud
Most counselors also call the
old injunction never to fight
in front of the children just
plain counterproductive.
Angry silences solve nothing,
one counselor recently explain-
ed. "It's just another insidious
form of fighting, and children
tend to model themselves after
their parents," he said, "and
being coldly polite on the out-
side while boiling over on the
inside, is a trick a child will
find even harder to accomplish
than an adult."
However, that does not
mean that constant quarrels
won't cause the children harm.
It's natural to get mad if so-
meone bashes in the fender on
the new car, forgets to pay the
bill and the lights are turned
off, or misbehaves in some of-
fensive way. But these quar-
rels generally are blow-ups
that result in a few angry
words and end in a quick
reconciliation. It's the fights
that go on over weeks, months
and years, dealing with situa-
tions and problems that never
seem to be resolved, resulting
in long periods of bitterness
and angry silence, that have
the most serious influence on
the children.
If the parents love each
other, but still find that they
go into prolonged hassles that
bring in everything from the
mother-in-law s alleged nagg-
ing, to the father-in-law s
alleged stinginess, to Cousin
Isaac's alleged drinking pro-
blem matters that have little
or nothing to do with the pro-
blem at hand then they need
help. And they should get that
help as soon as possible. Ac-
tually, they might seek
counseling before they decide
to have children. Whatever is
upsetting the balance in the
marriage is bound to get worse
when there is a youngster in-
volved, rather than just two
people dealing with each other.
In any case, counseling
won't prevent all fights. But, it
might help parents to argue
more productively and more
fairly. Telling mom, who has
not had time to make the beds
for several days because
Junior has the chicken pox,
and Sally has a special project
due at school, that she is a slob,
will only lead to one of those
endless hassles that will get
them nowhere. Remarking
that Mom seems to have been
very busy this week, but that
Dad really would like to see
more order in the house, might
work to advantage. Even bet-
ter, would be an offer to help
straighten up, after the,
perhaps thoughtless, remark
about the messy house had
been made.
There are courses in Schools
of Business Administration
about how employers should
get along with employees,
management with labor, in-
siders with outsiders. Some of
the techniques taught in these
courses can also work in family
situations. It is usually difficult
to change the basic personality
of the individual; it is not near-
ly as difficult to help the in-
dividual change behavior that
is self-defeating, into actions
that are productive.
Behavior is often learned...
and can be unlearned.
However, if it has been a long-
time pattern, some profes-
sional help is needed to break
the cycle. So, most counselors
would agree that parents
should not worry, or feel guilty
about an occasional shouting
match even in front of the
kids. But the constant sense of
tension of strain, constant
power struggles, and quarrels
that never resolve anything,
can damage the children.
Unless the parents can change
their ways on their own, quick-
ly, they need professional
counseling help.
(The Jewish family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc., is a non-
profit agency designed to mm
the social, emotional and
counseling needs of the Jewish
community of Palm Beach
County. Our office is located at
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 10U. Our telephone
number is 684-1991. The
Jewish Family and Children's
Service is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation and
the United Way of Palm Beach
Barzilay Cited
Histadruth Ivrith of America has
presented its seventh annual
Abraham Friedman Prize for
Hebrew Culture in America to Dr.
Isaac Barzilay, professor emeritus
of Hebrew literature at Columbia
University here.
Netanya Chapter will meet Tuesday, March 3, 1 p.m. at
American Savings Bank, West Gate. All are welcome. Bob
Schacter will be the speaker.
Coming events:
March 1 Card Party and brunch. Special Bonus March
Drive for new members. Enroll and get four months free
Paid Up through June 30,1988. Dedication celebration for
New MDA National Blood Service Center in Ramat Gan,
Israel, 11 days, April 30 to May 10. Call Ed Starr.
Rishona Chapter is having their regular meeting on
Wednesday, March 11,12:30 p.m. at the American Savings
Bank, C.V. Westgate. Entertainment and refreshments to
follow. All welcome.
Lucerne Lodge No. 3132 announces its monthly March 1
meeting (Sunday at 9:30 o.m.> at the FWEC (Finnish Social
Hall) Lehto Lane between Military and Kirk off Melaleuca
Road. (Traditional Bagel-Lox-Cream Cheese). Rabbi
Richard R. Rocklin, leader of the Lake Worth Jewish Com-
munity Center, will discuss the Eastern Mediterranean tur-
moil: Rome and America: A Comparison.
The native Duluth, Minn, rabbi has developed an advanc-
ed career in Guidance Counseling and transactional
analysis with Master's Degrees in Hebrew literature and
pedagogy. Come to this stimulating presentation wherein
the similarities and differences of the Middle Eastern ex-
periences of the ancient Romans and we moderns will be
explored, compared and discussed from a learned Rabbi's
Maaada Chapter next regular meeting will be held on
Feb. 24 at 12:45 p.m. at Congregation Aitz-Chaim Report
on Brotherhood Commission and Investiture of New
Members. Refreshments will be served.
"Gift of Love" Luncheon, Entertainment and Fashion
Show for the benefit of the Boy's Home in Israel will be
held on March 20 at the Royce Hotel. Cost of the Luncheon
is $18 (Chai). For reservations call Sylvia Weinstein or Ber-
tha Ozer.
Palm Beach Lodge will meet Friday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at
the American Savings Bank near the Okeechobee entrance
to Century Village. "The Performers" starring Norma
Serota and Maury Presky will entertain. Tickets for the
musical "1776" at Florida Repertory Theatre March 1 and
"Social Secuirty" at Royal Poinciana Theatre March 11 are
Aliya Lake Worth Chapter will hold its next meeting on
Thursday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 315 N
"A" St., Lake Worth.
Entertainment will be provided by Bea Cohen and her
Troupe of Yiddish Comedy Tales. Refreshments will be
The Lee Vaaail Chapter will hold its meeting, with two
special entertainers on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at noon at Temple
Beth Sholom, 315 "A" St., Lake Worth.
The program for the day will feature singer, actress
Veronica McCormick and pianist Peter Fuchs.
Refreshments will be served, husbands and friends are
welcomed. For information call Sara Klein.
Shalom W. Palm Beach Chapter will attend a matinee
performance of "1776, a musical, on March 8, at Florida
Repertory Theatre, W. Palm Bech. Transportation is
available. For reservations, contact Lillian Schack or
Frieda Hertzberg.
Tamar Royal Palm Beach Chapter will hold its next
meeting at Village Hall on Monday, Feb. 23, at 12:30 p.m.
Lynette Totol will have you roaring as she presents the
humorous aspects of life in the Florida scene, and as
Hadassah women. Irving Gerst of the Greenway Follies
will accompany her. Bring your husbands and friends and
enjoy a delightful afternoon.
Tikvah Chapter will hold its annual "Youth Aliyah" and
"Ima" dinner on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Morse Home at 3
p.m. Speaker will be Dorothy M. Kaye, President of Florida
Central Region of Hadassah. There will be a drawing for
the winner of the Ima Club.
Coming events:
March 10-13 Regency Spa, Miami Beach.
March 12 Musical show "1776" at the Florida Reper-
tory Theatre.
The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday,
March 4, 9:30 a.m. at the American Savings Bank at the
West Gate of Century Village on Okeechobee Blvd.
Guest speaker will be Pastor Thomas Graham of the
Trinity Temple, in West Palm Beach. Topic: Imporatance
of the Land of Israel.
Refreshments will be served. For information, call Ed
Theodore Herzl Club will have a Purim celebration
March 5, 1 p.m. at Lake Worth Shuffleboard Courts, 1121
Lucerne Ave.
Okeechobee Section next general meeting membership
meeting, Thursday, March 19, 12:30 p.m., American Bank,
Westgate. Guest. A member of the staff of Morse Geriatric
who will speak on their establishment of a Medicare-
Medicaid Certified Home Health Agency.
Coming events:
March 31 NCJW (ANS) Luncheon and Card Party at
Kristines. For information contact Ruth Gottdiener,
Chatham S-373.
On Monday, Feb. 23, the Lake Worth West Chapter will
hold their monthly meeting at noon at the Beach Federal
Bank, corner Gun Club Road and Military Trail. A white
elephant auction will take place and a mini-lunch will be
Regular meeting of the Haverhill Chapter will be held
Thursday, Feb. 26, at 12:30 p.m., at the Beach Savings and
Loan, Gun Club Road at Military Trail. Program: Jennie
Frumer will speak on "The Myth of the Jewish Mother."
The next general membership meeting of the Mid-Palm
Chapter will be held on Monday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m., at Tem-
ple Beth Shalom, 315 N "A" St., Lake Worth.
Entertainment will be a musical program by opera
singer, Harry Doctorberg, and his accompanist. Husbands
and friends are invited.
The Palm Beach Chapter will hold its monthly meeting
on Feb. 23 at Temple Israel at 1 p.m. in West Palm Beach.
Ann Lipton, director of Jewish Education of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County will review the books of
Abraham. Husbands and friends are invited. Refreshments
will be served.
Looking for a night of fun? Well look no further friend,
for the Royal Chapter of Royal Palm Beach is offering a
gala night at the Lions Club on 700 Camellia Drive Royal
Palm Beach LAS VEGAS NIGHT Saturday, March
28, from 8-11 p.m. Various games, refreshments, and

Friday, February 20, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Israel Denies Role In Funds Transfer
Israel flatly denied recently
that it had any role in or
knowledge of the transfer of
funds from the U.S.-Iran arms
deal to a Swiss bank account
maintained for the Nicaraguan
rebels known as contras.
The statement was in
response to allegations in a
Senate committee report that
funds for the transaction were
placed in an "Israeli account"
in Switzerland from which it
was transferred to another
Swiss bank account controlled
by retired U.S. Gen. Richard
Secord who handled aid to the
Contras at a time when Con-
gress banned such aid.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir and
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres received copies of the
report of the Senate Select
Committee on Intelligence
which was released in
Shamir's spokesman, Avi
Pazner, said in a prepared
statement that the monies
from the Iran arms deal were
paid "by the Iranian represen-
tative directly into the account
specified by the Americans
and no sum of money transfer-
red by the Iranians remained
in Israel's hands or went
through Israel or its
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, in an Army Radio inter-
view, categorically denied that
Israel had sent weapons to the
contras. But the newspaper
Maariv quoted senior security
sources as saying that after in-
tense lobbying by Lt. Col.
Oliver North, a National
Security Council aide subse-
quently dismissed, Israel
agreed in October, 1986 to
send a shipment of several
hundred Soviet-made rifles to
the contras.
According to Maariv, the
shipment was recalled before
it reached its destination
because the Iran arms deal had
been exposed.
Maariv published what it
said was the number of the ac-
count at the Credit Suisse
bank in Geneva where the U.S.
deposited funds from the Iran
arms sales for diversion to the
Maariv claimed that the ac-
count, No. IS 386430, was
registered under the name
"Lake Resources" and served
for transferring money to sup-
pliers of various services, in-
cluding the Israel Defense
Ministry. The account was ad-
ministered by Secord and
North, Maariv reported.
The immediate reaction here
to the report by the Senate
Select Committee was that it
was lacking in important
details because several key
American witnesses had refus-
ed to testify.
Israel has maintained from
the outset that it acted solely
as an intermediary at the
specific request of the Reagan
Administration to help secure
[he release of Americans held
hostage by pro-Iranian
elements in Lebanon.
According to Defense
Ministry sources, members of
the U.S. National Security
Council asked Rabin several
times that Israel sell arms to
the contras, but Rabin ab-
solutely refused. The Maariv
fej^rt quoted senior officials
as saving that "Oliver Nofxh
drove us crazy with requests to
supply weapons to the
The first American request
was directed to Rabin when he
visited Washington in May,
1986 by Col. North, then a
member of the NSC. Others
were present at the meeting
and minutes were taken,
Maariv reported. Rabin is
reported to have turned down
the request a second time
when he was in Washington in
September, 1986. At that
time, North made a specific re-
quest to transfer captured
Soviet weapons to the contras.
Minutes were also taken at
that meeting.
Rabin replied that he would
not transfer weapons to the
contras but would be willing to
consider the transfer to the
U.S. of captured Soviet
weapons to do with them what
they pleased, Maariv reported.
The report went on to say
that North claimed the Con-
gressional ban was about to be
lifted which it was in Oc-
tober, 1986. He agreed that
the transfer to the contras
would be done through him
and not directly by Israel.
He noted that Israel was
known to possess many Soviet
rifles, and North asked that
they be given to him to be sent
to the contras. Rabin asked for
payment for the weapons, but
North pleaded he had no
Sources in Israel stress that
North's reply would not have
been accepted if Israel knew at
the time that North was
transferring funds from the
Iranian arms purchases to
finance equipment to the con-
tras. But Israel did not have
this knowledge and Rabin and
others at the meeting, among
them the Prime Minister's ad-
viser on counter-terrorism,
Amiram Nir, accepted North's
statement. For two weeks,
North called Nir almost daily
to have him urge Rabin to
transfer the rifles.
Rabin finally agreed, and the
rifles were loaded aboard a
ship at Eilat. Israel did not ac-
cept payment. The ship sailed
for a destination determined
by North but was recalled to
Eilat before reaching its
destination, according to the
report published in Maariv.
The Maariv report on the
Swiss bank account said it
played a central role in the
first and second phases of the
Iran arms affair, beginning in
1985. In the first phase,
payments were made via Saudi
businessman Adnan
Khashoggi, Iranian mediator
Manucher Ghorbanifar, and
Israeli arms dealer Yaacov
About $1 million were
deposited in the account, ap-
parently for 504 TOW anti-
tank missiles transferred from
Israel to Iran. The Maariv
report said it was unclear why
this money was received by the
Americans. Senior sources
here said this and other
aspects of the deal's financin
remain "unexplained blank
The matter resurfaced after
Washington and Jerusalem
decided at the end of
December, 1985 to halt the
deal. But Israel took the in-
itiative to revive it, at the in-
sistence of Nir. He proposed to
Bank Seeks
To Expand
Hapoalim is seekng to expand its
position as a key factor in the
finance of U.S.-Israel trade. It
said it plays a major role in financ-
ing the exports of American
manufacturers to Israel through
the Export-Import Bank, the
American export credit institu-
the Americans that they at-
tempt to exchange Shiite
prisoners held by the Israel-
backed South Lebanon Army
(SLA) for American hostages.
Following up on this pro-
posal, discussions were con-
ducted in Washington by the
then National Security Ad-
viser, Adm. John Poindexter,
who prepared a memorandum
for the resumption of contacts
with Iran for President
Reagan. Reagan approved it
on January 17, 1986. The
memorandum concerned the
direct supply of American
weapons to Iran with Israel
serving only as a point of
transshipment and as so-called
"special envoys."
Nir's trip with American
emissaries to Iran in May 1986
was approved in advance by
Shamir, Peres and Rabin after
consultations with security of-
ficials, Maariv said.
The paper said the TOW
missile deal totalled about $6.9
million of which $6.7 million
was transferred to the Defense
Ministry which later paid $3
million to the U.S. and at least
$500,000 to Ghorbanifar. An
Dont Make Israel Scapegoat
In Iran Arms Deal
chairman of Governor Mario
Cuomo's Task Force on Bias-
Related Violence warned here
last Saturday that "moves
within the Reagan Administra-
tion to make Israel the
scapegoat in the Iran arms
scandal could result in a wave
of anti-Semitism in the United
Commissioner Douglas
White, head of the New York
State Division on Human
Rights, spoke at a Conference
on Anti-Semitism sponsored
by the National Public Affairs
Committee of the Workmen's
Circle. He said that "by focuss-
ing attention on the alleged
role played by Israel and
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additional $600,000 was paid
to "moderate" elements in
Iran and $1 million was
transferred to the U.S. Swiss
bank account.
The report of the Senate
Select Committee said that ac-
cording to testimony and
documents it received, Israel
had a strong interest in pro-
moting contacts with Iran and
reportedly permitted arms
transfers to that country as a
means of furthering its
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non-U.S. arms to Iran as early
as 1982 and Israeli middlemen
were used to arrange private
deals. According to the report,
Poindexter's testimony con-
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Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 20, 1987
= Hillel Students Explore 'Who Are We?'
Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center, through a Federal
Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act, funded by
Gulf stream Area Agency on Aging, provides a variety of ser-
vices to persons 60 years or older, along with interesting and
entertaining educational and recreational programs. All
senior activities are conducted in compliance with Title VI of
the Civil Rights Act.
Saturday night Jan. 31 over
30 Broward/Palm Beach Hillel
students joined together for an
all night program at the Levis
Jewish Community Center in
Boca Raton. For 12 hours
students explored the issue
"Who are we." Segments
dealt with who are we as Jews,
as human beings, as friends
They were joined throughout
the evening by guests in-
cluding Aley Sheer with a
multimedia presentation about
the importance of Israel; Rabbi
Bruce Warshal, Executive
Director South County
Federation, discussing the
revelationary Jew; Bari
Stewart, youth program direc-
tor at the South County Levis
JCC, presenting a series of
trust exercises; and Lizel
Bogart, Holocaust survivor,
sharing her experiences. The
Hillel staff facilitated thought
provoking discussions on the
Jew in a non Jewish world and
the Jewish view of sex.
Hillel is continuously pro-
gramming activities of a social,
cultural, educational or
religious nature throughout
the semester. For more infor-
mation contact Kari Ellison in
Palm Beach at 393-3510,
Karen Weldon in Broward
981-3308, Nancy Berlin Area
Director 652-5672.
The Kosher lunch program
of the Jewish Community
Center is designed to keep per-
sons healthy physically and
mentally. Participants enioy
delicious, nutritious foods that
are a result of carefully plann-
ed menus by our registered
dietician. Daily varied pro-
grams educate and entertain
older adults each day. People
with valuable knowledge con-
stantly visit the Center to in-
form and enlighten par-
ticipants. Volunteers and staff
are helpful and gracious.
Diners enjoy meeting and
eating together each day.
There is no fee, but contribu-
tions are requested. Reserva-
tions must be made, so please
call either Carol or Lillian at
Monday, Feb. 23 Games
Tuesday, Feb. 24 Exercise
with Rose
Wednesday, Feb. 25 Ex-
ercise and Health Education
with Shirley Sheriff
Thursday, Feb. 26 Flea
Friday, Feb. 27 Shabbat
with Sidney Berger and Birth-
day party for the Seniors
Kosher Home Delivered
Meals Homebound persons
60 years or older who require a
kosher meal delivered to their
home are eligible. Each meal
consists of one-third of the re-
quired daily nutrition for
Persons who need meals for
a short period of time, until
their health returns, should
call the JCC at 689-7703 for in-
formation. There are no set
fees for meals in this program
but we ask each one to make
weekly contributions.
Transportation is available
in our designated area for per-
sons sixty years of age or over
who do not use public
transportation who must go to
treatment centers, doctor s of-
fices, hospitals and nursing
homes to visit spouses, social
service agencies and nutrition
centers. We service the han-
dicapped in our special lift
vehicle. There is no fee for this
service but participants are en-
courged to contribute their
fair share. Reservations must
be made at least 48 hours in
advance. For more informa-
tion and/or reservations,
please 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.
The School Board of Palm
Beach County Adult and
Community Education
Classes: Winter term is now in
session and will continue for
eight weeks. The School Board
provides instructors at the
Jewish Community Center.
There are no fees for these
classes, except if supplies are
needed. Participants are asked
Open For High School Students
FdBowmJ are das^tStag Science Program At Weizmann Institute
Weight Control, Mondays
at 1:45 p.m.
Stress Management,
Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m.
Exercice and Health
Education, Wednesdays at 10
Speak Out, Wednesdays at
1:15 p.m.
Writers Workshop, Fridays
at 10 a.m.
Palm Beach Junior College
of Continuing Education
North Campus: Provides in-
structors at the Jewish Com-
munity Center. There are no
fees for these classes, except if
supplies are needed. Par-
ticipants are asked to make a
Intermediate Bridge
Series, Wednesdays at 1:30
Timely Topics/Round Table
Discussion Group,
Moderator: Feb. 23, Sylvia
Speakers Club Thursdays at
10 a.m.
Fun With Yiddish, Mondays
at 10 a.m.
At Your Service is a special
one to one service provided for
persons with individual pro-
blems or needs. The Jewish
Community Center is proud to
be able to offer this to the com-
munity as a result of the
cooperation of various agen-
cies and professionals.
Tax Assistance, on the first
and third Wednesday, from
Feb. 18 until April 15.
Health Insurance, third
Thursday of each month.
A talent search is now under
way sponsored by the Weiz-
mann Institute of Science in
Israel to find 20 graduating
high school students in the
United States who show ex-
ceptional promise in the
Those selected will be in-
vited to join an international
group of 75 science-oriented
students who will attend the
19th Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence
Summer Science Institute
from July 6 to Aug. 6 at the
Weizmann Institute in
Rehovot, 14 miles southeast of
Tel Aviv.
Students chosen to par-
ticipate in the month-long pro-
gram will work closely with
scientists and researchers at
the Weizmann Institute in a
laboratory environment. A
field trip to the Negev Desert
is also part of the summer pro-
ject together with journeys to
Jerusalem and the Galilee.
"Student registration in the
United States is progressing
quickly, but a few positions are
still open for superior science-
oriented students who will be
graduating this June," said
Bernard N. Samers, Executive
Vice President of the
American Committee for the
Weizmann Institute of
"Merit-based scholarships,
some worth up to $2,500 in-
cluding transportation, are
available for teenagers of the
Westinghouse Science Talent
Search Competition and
similar caliber," added Mr.
Samers. "No outstanding stu-
dent will be denied access
because of financial need."
Last summer, some 79
students from throughout the
world came to the Weizmann
Institute for study. One was a
17-year-old Miami student,
Wendy Kay Chung, a graduate
of Killian High School and a
Westinghouse Prize Winner,
who worked with Weizmann
scientists on the chemical
dopamine, the neurological
connector between neurons
and the brain.
The Weizmann Institute of
Science, now in its 52nd year,
is ranked among the world's
foremost centers devoted to
research and teaching in the
natural sciences. The Institute
has made major contributions
in the studies of cancer, multi-
ple sclerosis, children's
diseases, aging, energy and in-
dustrial research, to name a
The International Summer
Science Institute is named in
honor oi Dr. Bessie F.
Lawrence who has endowed
the program in perpetuity. Dr.
Lawrence, a teacher, prin-
cipal, District Supervisor and
Deputy Superintendent with
the Chicago public school
system for 40 years, resides in
Pompano Beach part of the
The deadline for applications
for this summer's Science In-
stitute is March 1. Applica-
tions and further information
may be obtained by contacting
the national office of the
American Committee for the
Weizmann Institute of
Science, attn: Mollie Eisman,
515 Park Avenue, New York,
N.Y. 10022, or by writing or
calling Lee Millman, Ex-
ecutive Director of the Weiz-
mann Institute's Florida
Region, 1550 N.E. Miami
Gardens Drive, Suite 405, N.
Miami Beach, FL 33179,
telephone 940-7377 in Dade
County or 462-3722 toll-free in
Broward County.
Nuclear Strategy
Continued from Page 4
boomerang threat to Israel proper.
These severe restrictions on the use of nuclear weapons
bolster the arguments of the anti-nuclear strategists whose
thinking remains dominated by traditional conventional
categories, like territorial depth.
But there is no escaping a confrontation with the necessi-
ty for a nuclear counter-weight to growing Arab power.
The Gulf War won't go on forever. Israeli planners must
imagine the possibility of conflict not only with Syria, arm-
ed to the teeth by the Soviets, but with an "eastern front"
including Iraq, Jordan and Iran. Even given today's
political reality, they cannot rule out the possibility that
Egypt will return to the war front against Israel.
This scenario overwhelms with sheer numbers and
weight the traditional military doctrine which balanced the
Arab advantage in men and weapons systems with Israeli
quality and sophistication, and since 1967 with some ter-
ritorial depth.
No wonder someone began to make nuclear contingency
plans. And if nuclear weapons cannot do everything, they
do act to dispel any lingering Arab illusions about wiping
Israel off the map. They also serve notice on the Syrians
that chemical weapons or no, Israel retains the strategic
upper hand.
Of course, the possible Arab conventional advantage and
the introduction into Arab arsenals of longer-range
missiles capable of hitting Israeli air bases and mobilization
centers raises another possibility. And that is that the most
hard boiled conception of Israel's strategic interest is to
work for the reduction of tensions and for peace.
JCC News
An invitation has been extended to singles of all age
groups to attend a Friday night service at Temple Beth El
2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach on Friday, Feb. 27*
8:15 p.m. After the services, Rabbi Cohen will lead a discus-
sion cf interest to singles.
YOUNG SINGLES (20's and 30's)
Get together Saturday, Feb. 21,8 p.m., to enjoy an even-
ing of laughs at the Comedy Corner (Carefree Center on
U.S. 1, No. of Belvedere). Call Bob 968-0740 or Gary
471-1079 so we can reserve enough seating and for addi-
tional information.
i Get^ether Sunday, Feb. 22, 7:00 p.m., to enjoy a Pot
Luck Dinner at a member's home. If your name begins with
A-b, bring a salad or side dish; H-R, bring a main dish; S-Z
bring a dessert. Drinks will be provided. Donation: $1 For
location directions and to RSVP call Amy 433-8470 or
Joan 969-1287.
MWt at the Center Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. for
pizza and then to plan Spring events. If you can't make it
for the food bring your ideas and join us for the planning.
Donation: $3 if dining.
*&" Houlihan's in the Palm Beach Mall on Friday,
teb.Zl, 6:30 p.m., for dinner. Afterwards, plan to attend
services together at temple Beth El at 8:15 p.m. to be
tallowed by a discussion of interest to singles led by Rabbi
Meet Sunday, Feb. 22,10 a.m., in front of the Royal Poin-
ciana Playhouse to enjoy a scenic bike ride together. Bike
rentals are nearby or bring your own. At 11:30 we will stop
at Toojays in Palm Beach for brunch where non-bikers can
join the poup. Donation: $1 plus your own fare. For addi-
tional information call Cecy at 439-0166.
Meet Monday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., at the Center to plan
,w S?S! evenufor *" """to* months-We want your
input and ideas so be sure to attend.
rhS*8Ptte'" Tuesday, Feb. 24, 5-7 o.m., to enjoy
SlSfH ftS ? Chauncy's in the NCNB Bldg. on Palm
Beach Lakes Blvd. (opposite the Auditorium). Donation: $1
489 W 0Wn mre information Cvnthia at

Friday, February 20, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Jewish Community Center
Decade Of Service For
Comprehensive Senior Service Center
Director, Comprehensive
Senior Service Center
The Jewish Community
Center Comprehensive Senior
Service Center will be com-
memorating a "Decade of Ser-
vice" on Thursday, Mar. 12.
Two celebrations are planned.
At noon at the Joseph Morse
Geriatric Center a luncheon
will be held honoring persons
who have played a key role in
the development of the Senior
Program. Don Silverman,
WJNO talk show host, will be
the featured Speaker. Dona-
tions will be $12.50 per person.
At 3:30 to 6 p.m. an Open
House will be held at the JCC.
Everyone is invited.
The CSSC was formed in
February, 1977 as a result of a
Federal grant awarded to the
Jewish Community Center to
provide transportation for
transit disadvantaged persons
60 years or older. The many
requirements of our increasing
older population demanded
that we develop a variety of
services and activities and the
Jewish Community Center
BenPropp has been a member of the Palm Beaches since
1962. He has been writing for many years and is a member
of the Jewish Community Center Writers Workshop.
I know her heart and mine are one.
Does she dream at all of years gone by?
From dark of night to rising sun
Is she aware that I am night?
Does she dream at all of years gone by
The three score years since we were wed?
Is she aware that I am nigh
Or the tears that I in silence shed?
The three score years since we were wed
(She was sixteen when first we met)
Or the tears that I in silence shed
The memories that linger yet?
She was sixteen when first we met
And she could talk and talk no end:
The memories that linger yet
The verses that my heart had penned.
And she could talk and talk no end;
Now years of silence stand their stead.
The verses that my heart had penned
All echoes of a dream that fled.
Now years of silence stand their stead
From dark of night to rising sun:
All echoes of a dream that fled:
I know her heart and mine are one.
responded to this need. We
have come a long way since
our first $35,000 Transporta-
tion Grant in 1977. This ser-
vice became and still is the life
line to persons over the years.
Two years later we were
awarded another Grant by the
Department of Transportation
providing two more vehicles
which enabled us to expand
our services. As the years
went on more monies were
awarded to the Center and fine
recreation and education pro-
grams were developed making
the Center a place for stimula-
tion, enrichment and good
fellowship. In 1983, a long
time request for funds to
develop a Kosher Meal Pro-
gram was finally granted, and
the Jewish Community Center
established the first Kosher
Nutrition Program in Palm
Beach County, both in a group
setting and to homebound per-
sons. Our 1987 Grant which
now includes six different ser-
vices is now $345,638. We
have a site in West Palm
Beach and one in Delray
All these grants have provid-
ed the "bare" essentials need-
ed to develop these various
services and we have called
upon numerous community
resources to help us offer the
best for older adults. We col-
Expanded Jewish Education Program Urged
For Youth To Combat Assimilation, Intermarriage
- Expanded and intensified
new programs of Jewish
education both in Israel and
the diaspora are required to
combat the "surging problems
of assimilation and intermar-
riage" confronting Sephardi
Jewry, according to Nessim
Gaon, president of the World
Sephardi Federation.
Addressing a joint meeting
of the American Zionist
Assembly and the American
Sephardi Federation here
earlier this month, Gaon warn-
ed that "lack of modern educa-
tional, cultural and religious
facilities" was threatening
"the continuity of our tradi-
tions and heritage. If we do
not involve our generation of
young people, if we do not in-
culcate them with an apprecia-
tion of their culture and their
roots, Sephardi Jewry will
become an historic memory."
Of 12 million Jews living out-
side Israel, approximately 1.2
million, or 10 percent, are of
Sephardi heritage.
Gaon told the conference
that he had appointed a special
task force to study the dimen-
sions of the problems and to
determine how best to
"realistically" deal with them.
He said the World Sephardi
Federation, in conjunction
with local Sephardi community
leaders and educators in Israel
and the diaspora, would
evaluate existing programs for
reaching the younger genera-
tion and "in concept with the
World Zionist Organization
and Jewish Agency, launch a
vigorous outreach program to
instill this generation with
traditional values of worship,
learning and sacred deeds."
He said the new programs
would require ^'larger
budgets" and expressed con-
fidence that they would be
Gaon called on the American
and other Sephardi federa-
tions to work closely with the
World Federation, the WZO
and other Zionist groups "to
provide the means and
facilities for reaching out to
our youth with innovative
educational concepts."
He asserted that Sephardi
Jewry in the diaspora had "a
responsibility to insure the
gains achieved for our people
through Project Renewal in
Israel are not lost through cuts
in social welfare budgets and
new taxes on families now liv-
ing a marginal existence.
"It would be tragic if new
social problems develop that
would diminish the gains made
through Project Renewal," he
In this connection, the
Sephardi leader said that new
student taxes and higher tu-
tion costs in Israel are already
having a "major impact" on
the Federation's scholarship
program for youth from
development towns, which he
said had enabled more than
5,000 young people to attend
universities in Israel.
Gaon also announced that
the World Sephardi Federa-
tion expects to expand its pro-
gram of seminars in Israel for
young Sephardi leadership
from the diaspora. He cited a
recent seminar conducted in
Jerusalem with the WZO that
brought together young
Sephardi leaders from 12
"No better learning tool ex-
ists than to experience the
land and the people of Israel,"
he said, adding: "mere self-
preservation of our com-
munities is inadequate. If
there is to be a renewal of
Jewish life, and if we are to
recapture the minds and the
hearts of our marginal youth,
Israel is the starting point."
Gaon, who resides in
Geneva, is one of the ar-
chitects of Project Renewal
and an international chairman
of Israel Bonds and co-
chairman of the United Israel
laborated with various agen-
cies and professionals who pro-
vided us with their expertise
and time to enhance our pro-
gram. Hundreds of volunteers
have spent thousands of hours
at the Jewish Community
Center these past 10 years ser-
ving in many capacities and
enabled us to augment our
very limited staff. We
recognized the potentials of
our older adults and realized
that all of us young and old
could benefit from their exper-
tise and experience, along with
their abilities to serve and help
others. Our Volunteer Pro-
gram aimed to provide people
with meaningful and
stimulating responsibilities.
Besides offering a variety of
everyday life sustaining ser-
vices, the Senior Center has
become a warm friendly place
to be with people, to attend a
class or lecture, to enjoy a
good kosher meal or even meet
a new friend. We are known
for our concern for older
adults and we feel privileged
to have been able to develop a
program that has enhanced
the lives of all those who have
reached out to us.
We thank all our funding
sources, Gulfstream Area
Council on Aged, the Jewish
Federation, our Jewish Com-
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the community who have con-
tributed and supported us in
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ten years. We salute you! Join
us on March 12, either at our
luncheon at the Morse
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Women To Be Granted Cantorial Diplomas
Continued from Page 11
serve as rabbis or cantors.
But Schorsch acknowledged
that although he feels his deci-
sion abides by halacha, others
would interpret the law dif-
ferently and oppose him.
The decision opened up old
wounds within the Conser-
vative movement, where the
more traditional elements
viewed it as a "slap in the
Rabbi Ronald Price, ex-
ecutive director of the Union
for Traditional Conservative
Judaism, said the new policy is
far more radical than the or-
dination of women rabbis.
Price said the decision is tan-
tamount to obliging women to
violate Jewish law. He con-
tended that cantors tradi-
tionally lead the prayer ser-
vices and fulfil the obligations
of their congregants to recite
some mandatory prayers. But,
Price said, "women cannot
fulfil the man's prayer obliga-
tion, which is the major func-
tion of a cantor."
Price said JTS has taken the
egalitarian principle too far.
"The bottom line of those at
JTS who are making the deci-
sion is that they are taking
secular attitudes towards life,
like men and women should
have equal roles, and they pro-
ject this onto religious
rituals," he said.
Price claimed JTS is overly
concerned with feminist issues
because they are popular and
attract attention when it
should be more concerned with
education, assimilation and
religious observance within
the lay membership of the
"It is an extremely divisive
action which sends a message
to traditionalists within the
Deborah Heart And Lung Center
Celebrates 65th Birthday
Deborah Heart and Lung
Center is celebrating its 65th
Anniversary and the 15th An-
niversary of the Deborah
Children of the World Pro-
gram. A birthday luncheon will
be held at the 17th Street
Causeway Marriot in Ft.
Lauderdale on Mar. 13 at
noon. Tickets are available to
the public for $15 and $18.
Deborah, a Browns Mills,
New Jersey based specialty
Center, treats adults with
heart or lung disease and
children born with heart
defects. Since Deborah's fin-
ding in 1922 as a tuberculosis
sanitorium, thousands of pa-
tients have received life saving
care without cost to them or
their families. Deborah accepts
third party payment (in-
surance) if available. This is all
possible through the fundrais-
lna; efforts of more than 75,000
volunteers nationwide. Cur-
rently, there are more than
16,000 Florida volunteers in 45
local chapters. They have
sponsored close to 300 patients
from all over the state since
last year.
First Lady Nancy Reagan
has accepted the position of
Honorary Chairperson of the
Joint Celebration for the 65th
Anniversary of Deborah and
the 15th Anniversary of the
Children of the World Pro-
gram in New Jersey. Deborah
President, Stanley H. Fryc-
zynski, Jr. will be the guest of
honor at the Florida luncheon.
Deborah's leadership in
adult cardiac and pulmonary
care includes the first ultra
high speed scanner, the Cine-
CT, which can "freeze" the
beating heart; the first human
heart valve bank in the Nor-
theast, and serving as the
center for major evaluation
and diagnosis of industrial
related respiratory disorders
such as asbestosis.
More than 1,200 open heart
operations were performed
and 15,000 out patients are
treated each year at Deborah,
which also has one of the
largest cardiology training
programs in the United States.
Don't Make
Israel Scapegoat
Continued from Page 15
Israelis and making Israel the
scapegoat, the Reagan Ad-
ministration has created an en-
vironment which divides
rather than unites us."
The Commissioner, who is
black, also warned that
"racism and anti-Semitism is
deeply rooted in the psyche of
this nation, and we are having
trouble finding the tools to
destroy the disease."
He said he wa concerned
"about racism among some
young Jews and anti-Semitism
among some young blacks."
He observed: "Presumably
enlightened parents have per-
mitted their children to slide
into the mire of bigotry."
Other speakers at the con-
ference, Irwin Suall, director
of the fact-finding department
of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, and
Harold Applebaum, special
assistant to the executive vice
president of the American
Jewish Committee, revealed
that half of the 209 cases
reported to the Human Rights
Division in November 1986
were "anti-Jewish in character
and ranged from vandalism to
physical violence."
They also reported that ac-
cording to statistics, blacks
rank first and Jews second as
victims of bias-related violence
in New York State, outside
New York City, Nassau and
Suffolk counties.
Women's League for Israel, Sabra Chapter,
West Palm Beach celebrated its 8th an-
niversary with a luncheon recently at Iva's
Restaurant. Annette Kay, President
Florida Region of Women's League for
Israel gave a film slide presentation of the
homes built and maintained by WLI in
Israel showing the present day educational
and rehabilitative programs. Everyone pre-
sent learned how the funds collected by
WLI are being used to aid the disadvantag-
ed youth in Israel. Pictured are Lil Bengis,
Hilda Thim, Irma Lerner, Sylvia Zorin,
Rose Korman, Sylvia Charash, Helen
Koenig, Pauline Shapiro and Annette Kay.
movement it doesn't take
their views into account,"
Price said. It also adds
credence to the Orthodox
Jewish view which sees Con-
servative Judaism as a "move-
ment of shortcuts," he said.
Schorsch said egalitarianism
is "the popular will of the
movement.' He also said the
women cantors will help
remedy the shortage of can-
tors throughout the United

Religious Directory
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.;
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday
9 a.m.
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 5:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha 5:30 p.m. followed by
Sholosh Suedos.
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33413.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. President Murray Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday, 8:15 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. 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 9:30 a.m.
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Israel J. Barzak. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m.
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, February 20, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page J 9
Synagogue News
Sisterhood will hold its
Board Meeting on Monday,
March 2, at 9:45 a.m., and its
Regular Meeting on Tuesday,
March 15, at 1 p.m. Entertain-
ment will be a Program for all
seasons by Fannie Ushkow
and her Melodears with Dora
Rosenbaum at the piano.
There will be a general
membership meeting on Mon-
day, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. Follow-
ing a light collation there will
be a meeting to apprise the
members of the plans for the
forthcoming months for the
The Sisterhood will have a
regular membership meeting
on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m.
Following the business
meeting and a light collation,
the program of the morning
will be an address by Barbara
Friedlander, caseworker with
the Jewish Family Service.
Her topic is "Feel Like A
Million Dollars."
The Temple is having a
"Night Of Unique Entertain-
ment' Sunday evening, March
1 at 7:30 p.m. Featured will be
Vinnie Perrone, musician, Lois
Silver, singer and actress and
Rick Topper, comedy
For information plase call
the Temple office.
Coming events:
Friday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. -
Shabbat Family Dinner Pro-
gram. Kabbalat Shabbat.
Welcome the Sabbath, follow-
ed by Shabbat dinner for
families at the Temple, in-
cluding the singing of Zemirot-
special Sabbath table songs.
Saturday, Feb. 28,10 a.m. -
Shabbat morning service. The
blessing for the new Hebrew
month of Adar will be recited.
Shabbat Shekalim the first of
four special Sabbaths
preceeding the holidays of
Purim and Passover.
llpan- Conversational
Hebrew Classes Now in
progress, Tuesday evenings 7
p.m. to 8 p.m. At the Temple.
Hebrew Reading Classes
Monday evenings, 8 p.m. to
9:30 p.m.
Area Deaths
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interested, call Rabbi Marder
for information at the Temple
Temple Beth David pre-
school now accepting registra-
tion enrollment is open to ages
2 Vt to 4 Vt. Morning and after-
non program available.
Register now for fall term and
get early registration
For further information call
Temple office.
Shabbat Service on Friday,
Feb. 20, will be conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro, his
sermon will be: You shall Have
No Other Gods Beside Me.
Meridith Gould will chant the
Services will begin at 8 pm.
Everyone is invited. During
the evening service child care
will be provided.
On Saturday morning
Meridith Gould, daughter of
Emily Gould will celebrate her
Bat Mitzvah, she will be twinn-
ed with Regina Shuchukna of
Moscow. Services will begin at
^"eryone is invited.
Members of the
Brotherhood will conduct Ser-
vices with Rabbi Joel Levine
and Cantor Ann Newman on
Friday evening, Feb. 20 at 8
p.m. This Service will be held
in the sanctuary of the First
Christian Church, on the cor-
ner of Chillingworth and Con-
gress, next to the new Temple
building which is currently
under construction.
Bob Newman, president of
the Brotherhood will deliver
the sermon. His spouse, Can-
tor Ann Newman will kindle
the Sabbath Candles.
Temple Judea's Brotherhood
holds monthly breakfat
meetings, sponsors the Jack
Goldman Blood Drive, the
Marvin Mitteldorf Annual Pic-
nic, assists the youth with
camperships, ushers at Shab-
bat and High Holy Day Ser-
vices, sponsors an annual
Purim Dance, as well as many
other special activities.
During a portion of the Ser-
vice, child care will be
available. An Oneg Shabbat
follows Services sponsored by
the Sisterhood.
JDC President
Continued from Page 3
the Jewish Community
Albert Levine, who co-
chaired the Beachpoint Cam-
paign last year, is active in his
northern community as well.
In addition to numerous other
involvements, he is a past
Campaign Chairman of the
Combined Jewish Philan-
thropies of Greater Boston and
is a Trustee of Brandeis
Mortimer Weiss, who has
been active with the
Federation-UJA Campaign
here for many years, was also
very involved with the Jewish
community of Boston prior to
moving here. He is a former
General Chairman of the Com-
bined Jewish Philanthropies of
Greater Boston as well as a
Board member of several na-
tional Jewish organizations.
Mr. Weiss is a founding
Trustee of the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center and a
member of the Board of
Jewish Federation.
For more information, con-
tact Debbie Hammer, Palm
Beach Division Director, at the
Federation office. 832-2120.
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Page 20 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, February 20, 1987
Black 'Hebrews' Cause Wide Concern
American "Black Hebrew"
sects, both claiming to be
"true descendants" of the
Biblical Israelites, are caus-
ing widespread concern
because of their anti-
Semitism and anti-white
racism, according to a
report issued here by the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith.
The report, made public at a ses-
sion of the League's National Ex-
ecutive Committee meeting Feb.
12-14 at the Breakers Hotel here,
documents the activities and
background of the Miami-based
Yahwehs and the African Hebrew
Israelite Nation of Jerusalem,
headquartered in Chicago.
BOTH SECTS claim that their
lineage goes back to Abraham,
who they say was black. They re-
ject the legitimacy of the State of
Israel, proclaiming themselves to
be the rightful inheritors of
Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The
Chicago group seeks to establish a
presence in Israel.
Burton S. Levinson, national
chairman of ADL, said that
neither is in any way connected
with the thousands of black Jews
of Ethiopian origin who have been
resettled in Israel and are fully ac-
cepted as Jews.
Levinson cited these examples
of the anti-Semitism and racism of
the Yahwehs and the African
Hebrew Israelite Nation of
The Yahwehs insist that
blacks are the real "Chosen Peo-
ple" and label Jews as "im-
posters" who represent the
"Synagogue of Satan."
Yahweh leader Moses Israel
charges that whites are "muta-
tions of the original black man"
and are "evil, wicked liars and
murderers" who practice "false
white Christianity."
The literature of the African
Hebrew Israelite Nation of
Jerusalem describes Jews as "sin-
ful, white Jewish dogs."
An official of the Chicago
group interviewed last December
by Spotlight, the publication of
Liberty Lobby, the leading anti-
Semitic organization in America,
called for an "alliance" between
his organization and "whites in
America ... to end Zionism."
The leader of the African
Hebrew Israelites, Ben Ami
Carter, has stated that he main-
tains a "close dialogue" with
Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic
leader of the Nation of Islam; Far-
rakhan, who has called Judaism a
"dirty" religion, has said that he
and Carter have "shared beliefs."
THE ADL REPORT said that
the leaders of both black Hebrew
groups claim to be either the
Messiah or God and invoke the Old
and New Testaments in an at-
tempt to support their anti-
Semitic and black supremacist
Each of the two sects is said to
have several thousand followers,
largely recruited from poor urban
neighborhoods. Their leaders de-
mand strict obedience and loyalty
and have advocated that their
followers commit mass suicide
should they be threatened by
The Yahwehs, a multi-million
dollar organization with
businesses and real estate in
Florida's Dade and Broward
Counties, operate from a head-
quarters in Miami called the Tem-
ple of Love.
According to the ADL report,
they claim to have set up
"temples" in 22 states and the
District of Columbia since their
founding in 1979. Rallies in New
York, Kansas City, St. Louis and
Chicago in recent years have
drawn audiences ranging from
1,500 to 3,000 persons.
The Yahweh leader is a 52-year-
old Oklahoman who used to sing in
asserted that the "white man with
his tricks must be removed" and
has gone on to threaten American
black leaders who do not subscribe
to his beliefs. One of his newslet-
ters states that "Yahweh is warn-
ing all blind, false black leaders
allegedly murdering two tenants
who refused to vacate a building
purchased by the organization.
The Yahwehs' leader has stated
that should the indicted member
be convicted, he will be excom-
municated from the sect. Both
cases are pending.
In the section on the African
Hebrew Israelite Nation of
Jerusalem, the ADL report gives
details on the Chicago-based
group which claims to have
members in major cities in the
United States as well as in
Liberia, Ghana, Kenya and Israel.
The sect was founded in the ear-
ly 1960s by Ben Ami Carter, a
former Chicago foundry worker
and truck driver. Carter, 47,
claims to be an ordained rabbi and
is referred to by his followers as
"messiah," "divine prince of
princes," "father," and
group represents the "true"
Jews, Carter claims that the
"Promised Land" belongs to the
black people of the world. The
group's stated goal is to bring all
blacks to Israel and, to make
room for them, Carter has
demanded the return of the
"false" Jews to their countries of
origin, such as Poland, Russia and
Morocco. One of his "princes" has
written that "the Holocaust was a
lie perpetuated by Jews."
The ADL report notes that
beginning in 1969 the group sent
members to settle in Israel and
that the effort resulted in conflicts
with Israeli religious and secular
authorities, who have determined
that the sect's followers are not
genuine members of the Jewish
Some have been denied entry to
Israel and in 1986, Israel expelled
members of the sect who had been
charged by the U.S. government
with racketeering and fraud.
SINCE THE mid-1970s, the
ADL report said, Carter's
followers have engaged in a con-
certed anti-Israel campaign in the
United States. In January of this
year, the group staged a
demonstration in Washington,
displaying banners reading,'
"Zionism the Big Lie" and
"Israel Zionist Terrorism."
Four members of the Chicago
cult were convicted in September
1986 of operating a multi-million
dollar ring that trafficked in
stolen airline tickets and
passports and were sentenced to
prison terms ranging from 10 to
30 years. One of those imprisoned
was "Prince" Asiel Ben Israel,
who calls himself the sect's "inter-
national ambassador."
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