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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May 15, 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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Demonstrations Held In Soviet Union
Yuli Edelshtein
Released From Prison
Prisoner of Conscience Yuli
Edelshtein was released May 4
from a labor camp and was
reunited with his family
several days afterwards, ac-
cording to Jewish activists in
Moscow, the Long Island Com-
mittee for Soviet Jewry and
the Union of Councils for
Soviet Jews reported.
Edelshtein, who was
adopted along with Cherna
Goldort as a community
refusenik by the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, was arrested in
September 1984 and sentenc-
ed in December 1984 to three
years. This includes the time
served from the day of arrest,
according to Soviet law. He
was released four months ear-
ly. He was also sentenced for
alleged drug possession.
But the bad news received
last month was that Cherna
Goldort was refused an exit
visa once again. She will not be
permitted to be reunited with
her children in Israel. She had
been denied permission to
leave because she possesses
"state secrets." She had
worked at a classified institu-
tion, ANNICHT, in the town
of Biysk where anyone who
worked or lived in the town
Continued on Page 16
Adler To Receive George B. Golden
Community Service Award
I. Edward "Bim" Adler,
former Executive Director of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, has been
selected as this year's reci-
pient of the George B. Golden
Community Service Award. It
is given periodically by the
Jewish Federation to an in-
dividual who has demon-
strated exemplary service and
dedication to the Jewish
Mr. Adler will be presented
the award at the Federation's
25th Annual Meeting, Sunday,
May 31, 7 p.m., at the Hyatt
Palm Beaches, 630 Clearwater
Park Road, West Palm Beach.
The announcement was
made by Dr. Norma Schulman,
Chairman of the Annual
Meeting, who spoke highly of
Mr. Adler's service to this
community. "We are very
pleased to be honoring 'Bim'
for his sincere devotion and
dedication to our community.
Since his first days as Ex-
ecutive Director of our
Federation, he has worked
selflessly to help build the
Jewish community locally and
worldwide. He has expertly
guided us through a period
which saw an unparalleled ex-
pansion of our Jewish
"Throughout the years,
(Bim' has inspired many
leaders of our Jewish com-
I. Edward "Bim" Adler
munity. We invite everyone to
join with us in honoring our
former Executive Director,"
Dr. Schulman said.
According to Jerome
Tishman, who served as Presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation
during 1969-70, "Bim" was a
consummate professional. "He
really gave the Federation its
professional tone and set us on
the road it is on today."
Another former President,
Robert S. Levy, also worked
closely with Mr. Adler. "I am
proud to have been instrumen-
tal in bringing 'Bim' to this
community. His ac-
complishments, of course,
speak for themselves. It is my
Conclusion of Special Jewish Federation
25th Anniversary Coverage... The Blonder Years...
page 2
Community Mourns Loss Of Victor Duke... page 4
Lag B'Omer... page 4
Young Adult Division Campaign Event... page 7
With this issue, the Jewish Floridian of Palm
Beach County will begin publishing bi-weekly
through the summer months. The next publication
will be dated May 29, 1987.
good fortune to be one of
'Bim's' friends."
During Mr. Adler's tenure as
Executive Director of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County from 1966 to
1975, he was at the forefront
of many innovative community
programs and services, in-
cluding the construction of
Camp Shalom in the early
1960's. However, he will be
receiving the George B.
Golden Community Service
Award not only for his ac-
complishments during this
period but also for his ongoing
devotion to the Jewish com-
munity. Upon his initial retire-
ment in 1974, he returned as
Executive Director in July,
1975 to Fall, 1976 and has con-
tinued to serve this community
professionally whenever
"He was always there when
Federation and the community
Continued on Page 9
At a recent joint meeting among the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Federation and its beneficiary agencies, Gilbert Mess-
ing, Chairman, Jewish Community Campus Capital Cam-
paign, discusses the upcoming calendar of events scheduled
for the JCCampus Campaign with Michael Brozost, Vice
President, JCC: and Erwin Blonder, President, Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County.
JCCampus Well Underway
Agency Boards Meet
At a special joint Board
Meeting of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County and
its beneficiary agencies," of-
ficers and board members
pledged their unanimous
financial support and personal
involvement on behalf of the
Jewish Community Campus
Capital Campaign. "We are
pleased with the good working
relationship that has been
established between the JCC
and the Jewish Federation.
We are now looking to get
underway and work together
to build a Jewish Community
Campus of which our whole
community can be proud,"
stated Michael Brozost, Vice
President of the JCC. "We all
like the idea of being on one
The proposed JCCampus, in-
cluding the Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, and the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service, will be constructed on
a site located at Military Trail
and 12th Street in West Palm
Erwin Blonder, President of
the Jewish Federation, em-
phasized how important the
JCC is to Palm Beach County.
"A fully functional JCC is
necessary to make our Jewish
community viable. Therefore,
the construction of this
Continued on Page 18
Palm Beach Delegation Goes To Tallahassee
Over 30 representatives of the Palm Beach County Jewish community, in-
cluding members of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County, local rabbis, and students from the Jewish Com-
munity Day School and Midrasha, went to Tallahassee May 7 to attend a
special joint session of the Florida Legislature, Cabinet, and Supreme Court
to hear an address by Nobel Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel. See additional
Photos on Page 17.
|| -im*****^

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 15, 1987
The Blonder Years 1985-87
Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Tom Mills and
Barry Unger, National Chairman, Church/State Commission,
NJCRAC, addressed a recent Church/State Forum.
Issues Explored
When the Jewish community
reacts negatively to the inter-
mingling of religion and the
public schools, their instinct is
sound, attorney Barry Unger
told an audience at the first
Church/State Forum held at
Temple Israel on May 4 under
the auspices of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, the National Council
of Jewish Women, and the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith.
According to Mr. Unger who
is the National Chairman,
Church/State Commission, Na-
tional Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council,
the struggle over the last 40
years to keep religion out of
the schools was made not only
so "our kids won't feel
separated from the rest of the
community" but for more that
is at stake. It is "our ability
and willingness to act on
behalf of any agenda we
want." He specifically men-
tioned the mobilization of the
Jewish community to oppose
the sale of AWACS to Saudi
Arabia as an example of this
Although the last 40 years
have been "unbelievably suc-
cessful" in litigating separa-
tion of church and state cases,
the tide is turning and the
Jewish community must
Continued on Page 13
After his remarks, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein sang several
Hebrew songs in honor of Israel Independence Day.
Interfaith Breakfast
Commemorates Israel
Independence Day
niversary held at the Hyatt
Palm Beaches, he stressed
what Israel meant to him and
the Jewish people.
"We are products of our
history," he said. "Our very
consciousness is indelibly im-
printed with our history the
history of faith, God, joy in our
Judaism, but also the history
of anti-Semitism the history
of pogroms, the history of the
Continued on Page 19
With music, humor, and for-
thrightness, Rabbi Yechiel
Eckstein told an audience of
Christians and Jews recently
that "Israel is the collective
repository of the Jewish will to
survive." Addressing
ministers, rabbis, school prin-
cipals, students, Jewish com-
munity leaders and govern-
ment officials at the Annual
Interfaith Breakfast com-
memorating Israel's 39th an-
Alan L. Shulman of Palm
Beach has been elected to the
Board of Directors of the
United Israel Appeal. He will
be joining eight other new
members on the Board and
three new officers. Mr.
Shulman is a past President
and Campaign Chairman of
the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and cur-
rent lv is National United
Jewish Appeal Allocations
Vi" Chairman.
As President of the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center, Er-
win Blonder was instrumental
in making the Jewish Home
for the Aged a reality in the
Palm Beaches. Now, as Presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, he has
turned his efforts to another
major community project
the Jewish Community
"It is off the ground," he
said in a recent interview.
"We're proceeding with a full
capital campaign to build the
Jewish Community Campus
which will include the Jewish
Community Center, the
Federation, and the Jewish
Family and Children's Service.
There is also a possibility of ad-
ding more services to the com-
munity (at the Campus) in the
future," he said.
Mr. Blonder said, "Hopeful-
ly, by the end of the year, we
will be able to proceed with
plans for building." Priority
will be given to first construc-
ting a Jewish Community
Center, he noted.
His enthusiasm for helping
the Jewish community with
projects both monumental and
on a smaller scale, stems not
only from his successful
business and Federation ex-
geriences acquired in
leveland, Ohio, but from his
values received as a child. His
family was the source of his
total commitment to the
Jewish people. "My father was
an ardent Zionist, always in-
volved in work with youth. I
was taught the importance of
service to the community and
that you give back more than
you take," Mr. Blonder said.
On a worldwide basis, he
credits his war experience
with proving to him that
"unless Jews care for Jews, no
one else will take care of
As Mr. Blonder reflected on
JCC President Zelda Pincourt Mason and Jewish Federation
President Erwin Blonder review the documents that created
the Jewish Community Campus Corporation which holds title
to the campus. jaws which were completed
his past two years, he rapidly this year, the establishment of
enumerated the many a Human Resource Depart-
highlights of his Presidency, ment to involve more people in
Close to the top of his list was
"working with people in our
Campaign." Seeing the suc-
cess of the last two Cam-
paigns, which were accom-
panied by constant increases
in the level of giving, brought
him a great sense of ac-
complishment, he said. He paid
tribute to his two Campaign
Chairmen, Arnold Lampert in
1986 and Jeanne Levy in 1987,
for their dedicated efforts.
During Mr. Blonder's ad-
ministration, the professional
staff was restructured to meet
the demands of an ever grow-
ing population and Jeffrey L.
Klein became the Executive
Director. "Under Jeffs able
professional leadership, this
reorganization will enable us
to achieve greater progress in
the future," he said.
The adoption and implemen-
tation of the Long Range Com-
prehensive Planning Project
last year resulted in the revi-
sion of the Federation's By-
Federation, the need for mis-
sions to Israel, and the ongo-
ing process of Federa-
tion/beneficiary agency
The results of the almost
completed Demographic Study
will be published this summer,
according to Mr. Blonder.
"This specific demographic
data will guide our leaders in
the decision making process in
delivering services to our com-
munity over the next ten
years," he said.
"The whole governance pro-
cess of Federation has been
revised which allows us to
move forward to expand ser-
vices, Campaign, and fa-
cilities. Although Mr.
Blonder has seen much
progress over the past two
years, he also is cognizant that
"not everything has been
done." In spelling out the
future needs of the communi-
ty, he outlined several areas
Continued on Page 6
Celebrate Israel's 40th Anniversary
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County-United Jewish Appeal
Unique Mission To Israel and Bucharest
October 18-28,1987
??Hn A L!nne PPortunity To Have A Unique Insider's View Of
Israel Through Dialogue With Leaders In The Fields Of Government
Education, and Industry. """**
In Bucharest, Visit The Remnants Of A Once Flourishing Jewish
Community. a '
For More Information, Contact Lynne Ehrlich,
At The Federation Office, 832-2120.

YAD Educational/Cultural Forum
Rabbi Feldman To Speak On
Jewish Values and Human Sexuality
Friday, May 15, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Rabbi Theodore Feldman of
Congregation B'nai Torah,
Boca Raton, will address the
subject of "Jewish Values and
Human Sexuality" at the se-
cond Educational/Cultural
Forum sponsored by the
Young Adult Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County.
The event will be held on
Thursday, May 28, 7:30 p.m.,
at the Royce Hotel, 1601
Belvedere Road, West Palm
Thy announcement was
made by Sandi Heilbron and
Carol Snubs, Co-Chairpersons
of the Educational/Cultural
Committee. Ms. Heilbron
stated, "We invite all young
adults to join with us to hear
Rabbi Feldman's remarks and
participate in a discussion with
him. He is a captivating and
witty speaker who possesses
an excellent background in
Judaic studies and Jewish com-
munal work in education,
youth groups, and counseling.
We are pleased that he will be
sharing with us his perspective
on Jewish values as they relate
to human sexuality."
Rabbi Theodore Feldman is
a graduate of Roosevelt
University, Chicago, Illinois,
with a degree in psychology. In
addition, he holds an MA in
Rabbinics and ordination from
the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America.
Rabbi Feldman is past Presi-
dent of the Rabbinical Associa-
tion of South County, Vice
Chairman of the Vaad
Hakashrut, and past President
of the S.E. Region of the Rab-
binical Assembly of America.
He serves on the Board of the
South County Jewish
The Educational/Cultural
Committee of YAD provides
the opportunity for young
adults, ages 25-40, to explore
issues relevant to them as
Jews. Ms. Shubs noted that
"these forums enable young
adults to explore their Jewish
identity in a manner that is
both creative and
Cost of the evening is $6.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served
and a refreshment bar is
available. For more informa-
tion, contact Debbie Hammer,
YAD Director, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
Holocaust survivor Edith Kirsch lights the
fourth candle in memory of the Israeli
heroes who lost their lives fighting for a
Jewish homeland.
Beate Klarsfeld addresses an overflowing
audience at the Community Holocaust
Observances on April 26.
Holocaust Grief Spurs Klarsfeld
Growing up in Germany
after the Holocaust, she learn-
ed practically nothing about
the crimes perpetrated by the
Nazis. Nobody at home or at
school tried to "open her
But after moving to Paris in
I960, Beate Klarsfeld learned
the truth. From that point on,
she decided to act according to
her own moral guidelines. "As
a German and not a Jew, I
think that the great tragedy of
the Hitler experience cannot
be accepted by us Germans as
a history accident after which
we can draw a line of oblivion
with no responsibility," she
told a standing room only au-
dience at Temple Israel at a
Community Holocaust Obser-
vance on April 26, Holocaust
Remembrance Day.
Her sense of responsibility
drove her in 1968 to publicly
denouce West German
Chancellor Kurt-George Kies-
inger for his involvement in
Nazi war crimes. She and her
Jewish husband, Serge, un-
masked Klaus Barbie, "the
Butcher of Lyon," in La Paz
and were responsible for his
subsequent extradition to
France where his trial began
May 11.
Ms. Klarsfeld said her com-
mitment to justice is made in
the memory of the long lines of
parents and children who were
sent to the gas chambers. In
that same spirit, she has pro-
tested the treatment of Israeli
Srisoners of war after the Yom
iippur War and offered
herself as a hostage last year
in Beirut in the Western
Moslem sector in place of
Jewish hostages. "I did not
achieve my objective," she
said. "Seven hostages were
assassinated after my return
to Paris. These Moslem crimes
are similar to those of the
Even though her efforts are
not always successful, she does
not give up trying. She was
also instrumental in mobilizing
Austrians to demonstrate
against the candidacy of Kurt
She said that her strength to
pursue these goals is "always
tied to the memory of the
Holocaust victims. At those
moments when I want to give
up, I remember those who
(perished) 45 years ago and
who would not have wanted to
be forgotten."
To insure that the victims of
Continued on Pace 5
Prior to the commemoration, a reception
was held for members of the Holocaust
Commission of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and those taking part
in the evening's program. Greeting Beate
Klarsfeld (second from left) are Rev.
Pamela Cahoon and Elsie Leviton,
Holocaust Commission Co-Chairmen; and
Helen Hoffman Community Relations
Council Chairman.
Announcement To
The Community
The Nominating Committee of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County informs and advises that the following
slate of Officers and Board of Directors was submitted at
the regular April 23,1987 meeting of the Board and will be
presented on May 31, 1987 at the Annual Meeting.
ErwinH. Blonder...............................................President
Barry S. Berg..............................................Vice President
Alec Engelstein...........................................Vice President
Lionel Greenbaum.......................................Vice President
MarvaPerrin..............................................Vice President
Marvin Rosen..............................................Vice President
Helen G. Hoffman..............................................Treasurer
Gilbert Messing...................................Assistant Treasurer
Leah Siskin........................................................Secretary
Bernard Plisskin................................. Assistant Secretary
(New nominations for three year terms ending June
Arthur Fields Rabbi Joel Levine
Mollie Fitterman Sidney Marks
Angela Gallicchio Irving Mazer
Norman Goldblum Arthur Meyer
Al Goldstein Scott Rassler
Alan Gordon Lester Sodowick
Jerome Gross Barbara Tanen
Arnold Lampert Alvin Wilensky
(Renominated for three year terms ending June 1990)
Harry Bilawsky Dr. Elizabeth Shulman
Cynnie List Phillip Siskin
Berenice Rogers
(Renominated for three year terms the following
have served six consecutive years. The maximum for
consecutive service is seven years, and after one year
new board members will be appointed to fill their
unexpired terms)
Henry Grossman Elsie Leviton
Nathan Kosowski H. Irwin Levy
Stanley Brenner Robert E. List
Bette Gilbert Alan Shulman
Robert S. Levy Jerome Tishman
Rabbi William Marder Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde
Rabbi Howard Shapiro
Respectfully submitted,
Nominating Committee
Myron J. Nickman, Chairman
Carol Greenbaum Eileen Nickman
Arnold Hoffman David Schimmel
Mark Levy Paul Shapiro
Mortimer Weiss
In compliance with the Jewish Federation By-laws, addi-
tional nominations may be submitted in writing by any
member of the Federation in good standing prior to the An-
nual Meeting, provided any such nomination shall be en-
dorsed by at least 25 members of the Federation.
Salins Endowment Fund
Established At JCDS
The Jewish Community Day
School of Palm Beach County
recently became the recipient
of a $100,000 scholarship en-
dowment fund set up by Irving
and Sally Salins of West Palm
Beach. In making the an-
nouncement, Irving Salins
stated, "Through the many
years that we nave been in-
volved in the Day School, we
have been concerned that
some children might be denied
access to our school and
therefore to Jewish life and
traditions because of financial
limitations. We give this gift,
this endowment, primarily to
aid in insuring that all needy
children may attend the
While the majority of the in-
come from the endowment has
been earmarked for tuition
assistance for needy families, a
portion of the income is being
allocated to an innovative pro-
gram called the "Salins
Fellowships." Students in
grades three through seven
will be eligible to earn merit
Irving and Sally Salins
fellowships by writing an essay
entitled "Why I am Proud to
be a Jew." The Salins want to
use this fellowship to en-
courage children to think
about why it is important to be
proud of their Jewish heritage.

Page 4__The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 15, 1987
Unity Means
PLO Paralysis
At its recent 18th Palestine National Council (PNC)
meeting in Algiers, the PLO demanded that Egypt void the
Camp David Accords that led to Egyptian-Israeli peace.
The Mubarak government which had supported Chair-
man Yasir Arafat after Syria expelled him from Tripoli,
Lebanon in 1983 responded by closing most PLO offices
in Egypt. The Foreign Minister while still pledging sup-
port for the Palestinian Arabs in general labeled the
PLO demand "insolence."
Morocco, too, was not amused. After officials from the
Algerian-backed Polisarios secessionists fighting Moroc-
co in the western Sahara participated in the PNC, King
Hassan II reportedly banned his subjects from taking part
in any future Palestinian meeting or conference.
Earlier, the PLO slammed Jordan as well, formally
abrogating the 1985 Hussein-Arafat agreement on a joint
diplomatic initiative.
Most observers described the overall "hardline" tone of
the PNC as the price Arafat had to pay "more radical" fac-
tions for PLO unity. But the latest Algiers PNC was not so
much a victory of "radicals" over "moderates" as it was a
win for the Soviet Union, according to a State Department
official. He explained that Moscow had opposed the
Hussein-Arafat accord from the beginning. Although Hus-
sein suspended cooperation with the PLO a year later when
Arafat refused to endorse UN Security Council Resolutions
242 and 338, Arafat let the accord stand.
George Habash of the Popular Front for the Liberation of
Palestine (PFLP) and Naif Hawatmeh of the Democratic
Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) demanded
the cancellation of the agreement. Hawatmeh is Moscow's
chief loyalist among PLO faction leaders; Habash, also a
Marxist, draws support from China and elsewhere in addi-
tion to the Soviet Union.
"The Soviets were really worried by the Amman accord.
They did not want talks between Jordan, the Palestinians
and Israel to take place without them," the official said.
Furthermore, "Moscow wanted to make sure that if an in-
ternational conference did occur, it would be included."
The Soviets apparently prevailed on Syrian President
Hafez Assad not to interfere with the PNC, despite the
hostility between Assad and Arafat.
An Israeli official said preliminary analysis of PNC ac-
tions indicated that "the peace process has suffered a
blow." He said the international conference the PLO (and
the Soviets) call for "is not what we, Jordan and the United
States have in mind ... It is clear that Habash and
Hawatmeh and others are not interested in any peace ex-
cept on their terms, in which we would fill all their demands
on a silver platter."
The source discounted the theory that "radicals" from
the PFLP and DFLP won out over "moderates" from
Fatah because Israel and the United States had failed
earlier to make concessions to Arafat: "The problems
were, first, intra-PLO, and second, inter-Arab. ."
(Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin was quoted as
saying that the PNC "uncovered the true face of the
Palestine Liberation Organization as a terrorist group"
and "one of the major barriers to peace" in the region.)
Barry Rubin, co-editor of The Israel-Arab Reader, said
the 18th PNC in Algiers resembled the 16th, held in the
Algerian capital four years ago. Then he had written,
"Observers have often overestimated Arafat's courage or
ability to change PLO policy, given the caution bred by his
constant struggle to mollify PLO factions and Arab
regimes. ." Last week, he said the 18th PNC indicated
that Arafat, having spent the past few years wooing
Habash and Hawatmeh, "is not planning any serious
diplomacy" for perhaps the next few years.
Ironically, while many Palestinian Arabs on the West
Bank and Gaza Strip support Arafat, they often are hurt by
his policies, the State Department source noted. (Rashid
Shawwa, former Mayor of Gaza, reportedly called the fall-
ing out with Egypt and Jordan "an absolute mistake," and
added that "most residents of the territories are afraid to
voice their true opinion because of the fear of terror.")
(Near East Report)
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Volume 13 Number 19
Lag B'Omer, youngest of
the Jewish festivals arrives
well in the Spring, on the 18th
day of the month of Iyar. Like
many Jewish holidays, it tells
of the Jewish people s fight for
freedom against the dark
forces of oppression.
Lag B'Omer is a happy day,
a day for weddings and for pic-
nics and for outdoor sport.
The name of the holiday
means the 33rd day of OMER,
which was a unit the Palesti-
nian farmers used for measur-
ing their grain. The days bet-
ween Passover and Shavuot
were known to our former
ancestors as Omer days, for
this was the time when the
Jews gathered their harvest.
They are also known as
SEFIRAH or counting days.
Having no calendar to guide
them, the Jews counted the
days from Passover to Shavuot
to know when to celebrate the
end of the harvest season.
The days between Passover
and Shavuot are a solemn
period on the Jewish calendar.
They recall the suffering which
the Jews endured under
Roman persecution. No joyous
celebrations, like weddings or
parties are held during the
SEFIRAH days, but Lag
B'Omer comes to break the
period of semi-mourning. Lag
B'Omer is the one joyous day
of the SEFIRAH days.
According to folk lore, Bar
Kochba won a great victory
against the Romans on the
33rd day of the Omer days.
Another story tells that a
plague which was raging
among Rabbi Akiba's students
suddenly stopped on that day.
For this reason, Lag B'Omer is
also called the scholar's
Lag B'Omer is also the an-
niversary of the death of Rabbi
Simeon Ben Yohai, said to be
the most outstanding of the
pupils of Rabbi Akiba. A great
scholar, he had fled to the hills
to continue his study of the
Torah, and students would
often go to see him in his place
of hiding. In Israel, students
make pilgimages to Meron
where he was buried. And on
Lag B'Omer, as he command-
ed, they lay aside their grief
and rejoiced together.
The idea of celebrating Lag
B'Omer with a bon fire has
spread throughout, Israel.
Around the burning "flames,
stories are told about Bar
Kochba, Rabbi Akiba, Ben
Yohai men who defied
tyranny and. carried forward
the torch of Israel's hopes.
Community Mourns Loss Of Victor Duke
Victor Duke, an active
leader of the West Palm Beach
community, died May 11 at St.
Mary's Hospital, West Palm
Beach. He was 74.
A native of New York City,
he was a graduate of New
York University. He owned
and operated Victor Duke Ap-
parels, a clothing firm.
Upon moving to Century
Village after his retirement in
1972, he became very involved
in the Jewish and general com-
munities. He was a past Presi-
dent of several organizations
including Century Village
B'nai B'rith Lodge, Men's
Club of Congregation Anshei
Sholom, and the Mid County
Medical Center.
Prior to his death, he held
many leadership positions in
the community. He was Vice
President of the Board of
Directors of the Men's
Associates of the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center, a
member of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Jewish Community
Center, and an active member
of the Community Relations
Council of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County. He
also was active in Super Sun-
day, having served on the
Recruitment Committee this
past year, and in interface
community work. Mr. Duke
was honored by Israel Bonds
for his efforts on their behalf.
In the general community,
Mr. Duke was serving as Vice
President of the United Civic
Organization in Century
Village, and President of the
Century Village Democratic
Mr. Duke is survived by his
wife, Hannah, three children,
Harvey Duke of Brooklyn,
N.Y.; Patty Duke of New
Paltz, N.Y.; and Jeffrey Duke
of San Francisco, Calif.; and
three grandchildren, Lisa,
Justin, and Kevin.
Interment was on Thursday,
May 14, in Staten Island, N.Y.
A memorial service is being
planned for next week in Cen-
tury Village.
Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel, has been central to
Jewish life, religion and culture for over 4,000 years.
The twenty-eighth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar is
Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day the anniversary
of the reunification of the City of Jerusalem in 1967.
This year, Jews throughout the world will celebrate
the 20th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification on
the corresponding date of May 27.
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Midrasha Committee
invites the community to join us
as we honor the
1987 Graduates
of the
Tim Johnson
Michael Kapner
Elena Paulette Postal
Edward Steinhoff
Paul Michael Tochner
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27,1987,7 P.M.
Jewish Community Day School
5801 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida
In addition, we will honor the
and the
Following the Graduation the Drama Class Presents
Produced by: Miriam Emihovich Student Producer: Sheryl Wllk

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Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, May 17, 9 a.m. Interview with
Bernard Cherrick, Vice President of Hebrew University
May 24, 9 a.m. National Jewish Center for Learning and
Leadership WPTV Channel 5 with host Barbara Gor-
don Green.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, May 17 and 24, 7:30 a.m. -
WPBR 1340 AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The
Jewish Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, May 21 and
28,1:15 p.m. WLIZ 1340 AM A summary of news and
commentary on contemporary issues.
MOYERS Monday, May 18 and 25, 8 p.m. (repeated
Tuesday, May 19 and 26, 1 p.m.) WXEL Channel 42 A
series of programs featuring discussions about the issues
raised by the series Heritage: Civilization and the Jews.
'Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
May 17
Lag B'Omer Jewish Community Center Lag B'Omer
picnic at Camp Shalom B'nai B'rith No. 3197 9:30 a.m.
May 18
Jewish Federation Executive Committee Meeting 4
p.m. American Israeli Lighthouse -1 p.m. Jewish Com-
munity Day School executive committee 7:45 p.m.
Jewish War Veterans No. 507 board 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Tikvah installation -1 p.m. United Order of
True Sisters installation Jewish Family and Children's
Service board 7:30 p.m. Women's American ORT -
West Bend Meed -1 p.m.
May 19
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Commit-
tee 8 p.m. American Jewish Congress board 12:30
p.m. Yiddish Culture Group Century Village -10 a.m.
Hadassah Henrietta Szold -1 p.m. Congregation Anshei
Sholom 1 p.m. Temple Israel board 7:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT Lakes of Poinciana board -
12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith Shalom noon
May 20
B'nai B'rith Women Olam board 10 a.m. National
Council of Jewish Women Palm Beach board 10 a.m.
Hadassah Shalom 12:30 p.m. Yiddish Culture Group -
Cresthaven 1 p.m. Jewish Federation Agency Ex-
ecutives Meeting noon
May 21
National Council of Jewish Women Okeechobee 12:30
p.m. Women's American ORT Haverhill study group
Morse Geriatric Center Women's Auxiliary board 1:30
p.m. Jewish Community Center Annual Volunteers lun-
cheon National Council of Jewish Women Flagler Even-
ing annual meeting Na'Amat USA Council installa-
tion and awards
May 22
Free Sons of Israel 12:30 p.m.
May 25
Memorial Day Temple B'nai Jacob Sisterhood -1 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Women Boynton Beach board 10 a.m.
Women's American ORT Mid Palm -1 p.m.
May 26
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village 10 a.m.
Na'Amat USA Ezrat board 10 a.m. Hadassah Lee
Vassil installation Temple Beth Torah Men's Club 8
p.m. Jewish Federation Jewish Education Meeting 8
May 27
Jewish Federation Board of Directors 4 p.m.
Women's American ORT Lake Worth West -12:30 p.m.
Jewish Federation Midrasha Graduation Women's
American ORT North Palm Beach County Region board
Yiddish Culture Group Cresthaven 1 p.m. Temple
Beth Torah Sisterhood board 8 p.m. Yom
May 28 ,
Women's American ORT Haverhill -1 p.m. Hadassah -
Aliya -1 p.m. Na'Amat USA Council planning meeting
all day Temple Judea Sisterhood and Men's Club
Jewish Federation Young Adult Division Cultural
Event 7 p.m. Jewish Federation Community Rela-
tions Council noon
For more information call the Jewish Federation
Some of the rabbis and ministers in atten-
dance at the reception were Rabbi Alan L.
Cohen, Temple Beth El; Rev. Pamela
Cahoon, Holocaust Commisssion Co-
Chairman; Rev. William Com p ton, WAGG
Memorial UN Methodist Church; Rev.
William Ilnisky, Calvary Temple; Rev.
Thomas Graham, Trinity Temple; Rabbi
Howard Shapiro, Temple Israel; and Rabbi
William Marder, Temple Beth David and
President of the Palm Beach County Board
of Rabbis.
Continued from Page 3
the Holocaust will be
remembered, she and her hus-
band have painstakingly
researched the names of Jews
who were deported from
France t^ their deaths and
published them to "honor the
memory of the Holocaust vic-
tims." They are working on
other lists, specifically of
25,000 Jews deported from
Belgium to Auschwitz, among
She finds the writing of
these volumes most painful.
"In spite of our domestic hap-
piness, we wept over the list.
Only the spectre of their suf-
fering has driven us," she said.
After Mrs. Klarsfeld finish-
ed speaking, the audience rose
to their feet clapping loudly in
appreciation of her ac-
complishments on behalf of
Holocaust victims. Many, who
are survivors themselves, had
tears in their eyes.
Elsie Leviton and Rev.
Pamela Cahoon served as Co-
Chairmen of the event which
was sponsored by the
Holocaust Commission of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. After welcom-
ing the 700 people, Mrs.
Leviton thanked the Palm
Beach County Commission for
issuing a proclamation to Ed
Lefkowitz, President of the
Holocaust Survivors of the
Palm Beaches, which "en-
courages the observance of
these days of remembrance."
She also noted that displayed
in front of the sanctuary was a
marble sculpture by Holocaust
survivor Joe Wachtel which
"depicts the agony of that ex-
perience" and would be
displayed in the soon to be
completed National Holocaust
Museum in Washington, D.C.
After greetings from Com-
munity Relations Council
Chairman Helen Hoffman,
Rev. William Ilnisky of
Calvary Temple and Rabbi
Howard Shapiro of Temple
Israel gave their reflections of
the Holocaust, each from their
own perspective.
A moving candlelighting
ceremony narrated by Ed
Lefkowitz included survivors,
Rev. Thomas Graham of Trini-
ty Temple on behalf of the
righteous gentiles, and Allison
Kapner, who lit the candle of
hope. "We are witnesses. We
were there," Mr. Lefkowitz
declared. "Our mission in life
is never to forget."
Cantor Norman Brody of
Temple Beth El sang the
memorial prayer and Rabbi
Steven Westman of Temple
Beth Torah led the Kaddish,
concluding the evening's
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 15, 1987
Al Moskowitz:
Serving The Boynton Beach Jewish Community For Over A Decade
When Al Moskowitz moved
to Village Royale on the Green
in 1973, Boynton Beach was a
small community with an even
smaller percentage of Jewish
residents. His condominium
complex was the only one com-
prised predominantly of Jews.
Today, as the general
population has mushroomed,
so too has the number of
Jewish residents throughout
the city, mainly to the west.
Mr. Moskowitz was not only
a witness to this expansion of
the Boynton Beach Jewish
community, but an active par-
ticipant in shaping its
character. A quiet retirement
was not for him as he turned
his interests to helping many
Jewish organizations as well as
his own condominium associa-
tion evolve and grow.
Sitting on the couch in his
apartment at Village Royale
on the Green, surrounded by
momentos and awards at-
testing to his many years of
dedicated involvement both
professionally and as an active
volunteer, he reflected on
those early years.
"When my wife Ann and I
moved here 14 years ago,
there were only four or five
B'nai B'rith Lodges in all the
Palm Beaches. I helped found
the B'nai B^rith Haifa Lodge
here," he said. Asked to be its
President, he declined feeling
he was not worthy enough but
subsequently helped out in this
position for a few months
when immediate leadership
was needed. Now there are 26
lodges in Palm Beach County
and Mr. Moskowitz is active
with the 5th District
B'rith Council serving
Membership Chairman.
Mr. Moskowitz has
the growth of Temple
Sholom of Lake Worth,
of which he has been a member
for the past 14 years. (There
were no synagogues in Boyn-
ton Beach in the early 1970's.
He is also now a member of
Boynton Beach Jewish Center-
Beth Kodesh.) However, he is
seldom "just a member" of
any organization to which he
belongs, but contributes whol-
ly of himself. He has been very
active with the Temple Beth
Sholom Men's Club and served
as its President last year.
Since he now spends May
through October in New York,
he is considered a part-time
resident and cannot stand for
According to Mr.
Moskowitz, there are very few
Jewish causes to which he does
not belong. When he speaks of
the need to support the Jewish
community, his eyes light up
as he passionately declares the
motto which guides him, "If
not we, who? If not now,
when? I still believe in this. I
have a Jewish heart. If I can
help those in distress ..."
This desire motivated him to
get involved with the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign at his condominium
right from the start when he
assumed the chairmanship of
the fundraising drive from
Aaron Brodsky who was ill.
Although Mr. Moskowitz feels
its harder now to recruit
volunteers to help him solicit
residents in the 880 apartment
complex due to the aging of
the residents, he hasn't lost
any of his enthusiasm. With
his Co-Chairman William Wer-
theim, he believes in the
person-to-person solicitation
approach and likes to sit down
with his neighbors and tell
them of the needs of the local
and worldwide Jewish
In past years Mr. Moskowitz
Blonder Years 1985-87
Continued from Page 2
that must be addressed. "Our
commitment to Project
Renewal is not complete. With
everybody's cooperation, we
Mr. William and Dr. Doris
Hibel of Singer Island, Fla.,
announce the engagement of
their daughter Dr. Janet Hibel
to Alan Tarpell, the son of
Boris and Noreen Tarpell of
Livingston, N.J. and grandson
of Rose Hershorin of West
Palm Beach.
Dr. Hibel received her
Bachelor's Degree from
Brandeis University, her
Master's Degree from Florida
Atlantic University, and her
PhD in Counseling Psychology
from the University of
She is currently on the staff
of the Center for Personal
Development in West Palm
Beach and is in private prac-
tice in Palm Beach Gardens.
Mr. Tarpell is a graduate of
Franklin and Marshall College,
Lancaster, Pa. and is a Consul-
tant in Managerial Accounting
and Real Estate in the Palm
A November wedding is
planned in West Palm Beach.
can accomplish this next
year." Also, as soon as the
Jewish Community Campus
Campaign permits, the
development of the Campus
will begin "from an architec-
tural and building point of
view," he stated.
Mr. Blonder additionally
sees the need to continue
developing leadership for
Federation and its beneficiary
agencies, and to promote a
greater understanding by the
community of the roles of and
Federation's relationship to
the United Jewish Appeal,
United Israel Appeal, Joint
Distribution Committee, and
the Jewish Agency.
Having been nominated as
President of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County for the 1987-88 year,
Mr. Blonder looks forward to
the opportunity to continue
working on behalf of the
Jewish community. If past per-
formance is a mark of what is
to come, then next year should
be a very good one for the
Jewish community.
Premier Honored
Premier Robert Bourassa
received an honorary degree
from Tel Aviv University at an
April 6 banquet of the Cana-
dian Friends of Tel Aviv
University, Montreal Chapter.
Al Moskowitz
and his committee would per-
sonally prepare a Campaign
kick-off breakfast for over 400
residents. Although it is now
more difficult for him to take
on this huge responsibility, he
has just changed the focus a
little to achieve the same ob-
jective. "We have a rally with
a speaker to let people know
that there are Jews in trouble
whom we must help. In addi-
tion, we'll have a video presen-
tation and entertainment. We
let people know that
something is happening," he
With the growth of the
Jewish community in Boynton
Beach, Mr. Moskowitz tries
harder to raise more money as
he realizes that more services
and programs must be
directed at this area's
residents. As the age of the
people in his condominium in-
creases, he sees the need for
senior transportation services,
kosher congregant meals, and
much more.
Mr. Moskowitz, a native
New Yorker, taught Health
and Physical Education in the
public schools there for 35
years. He also coached soccer
and football teams and was
associated in various
capacities with youth camps
over a 20 year period, owning
and managing his own summer
camp in Pennsylvania for the
same number of years.
Vice President of the Men's
Club at Village Royale on the
Green which now numbers
1,200 members, Mr.
Moskowitz has been very in-
volved with his condominium
development since he moved
there. He was President of his
building and was instrumental
in founding and developing a
number of on-going activities
and organizations there.
Mr. Moskowitz ndw limits
his full time efforts to Temple
Beth Sholom's Men Club, the
UJA Campaign (he also is a
member of the Federation's
Boynton Beach Council), and
the Israel Bond drive which
has honored him for his
dedicated service throughout
the years. He is also a member
of the Zionist Organization of
America, the American Jewish
Congress, and a Hadassah
The retirement years for Al
Moskowitz have been filled
with satisfying inv6lvement in
his community. At 77 people
tell him that he ought to slow
down and give up his chair-
manship of the Campaign at
Village Royale on the Green.
However, to date no one has
indicated an interest in taking
on this responsibility. After a
quiet moment, he says, "But
who am I kidding? Who am I
giving up on?"
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Friday, May 15, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County PageJ^
Young Adult Division Holds Campaign Event
The Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
recently held their inaugural fundraising event given on behalf of the 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Conuty/United Jewish Appeal Campaign at
the home of Marilyn and Arnold Lampert in North Palm Beach. Welcoming
guest of honor, Beate Klarsfeld (center) are YAD Campaign Co-Chairmen
Tony Lampert and Kari Ellison.
Shari Brenner, Michael Lampert, Angela Gallicchio, Deborah and Richard
Carol Snubs, Mindy Freeman, Sandi Heilbron, Susan Wolf-Schwartz, and
Steve Ellison
Dr. Jeff and Viva Hoffman, Adrianne and Paul Mazer, Bonnie Barbanel, and
YAD Chairman Scott Rassler.
Daniel and Renee Tucker, Harold and Marjorie Ochstein, and Ronald Schram
William Einziger, Olivia Tartakow, Michael Lifshitz, Ned Goldberg, and
Judge Howard Berman

David Shapiro, Daphne Grad. Cantor Howard Dardaahti, Elaine Weber and Nini Krever
Israel Looks Forward
Settle Here, Settle Here
(Part Three Of
A Five-Part Series)
On a clear day one can see
forever. And forever is the
vast expanses of the Galilee in
the north with its sloping
valleys and hills, kibbutzim
and moshavim, border towns
and development towns.
Forever is also the Negev in
the south, with sand dunes and
deserts areas, the salt-laden
Dead Sea, Bedouins who con-
tinue to live in tents and
shacks tending their flocks of
goats and sheep as they graze
on whatever edibles there are,
and other Bedouins who have
resettled in urban en-
vironments like Beersheba and
Rahat where they strive for a
new future while holding on to
old traditions.
Many areas in the Galilee
and Negev are forlorn and
desolate, waiting for the
human element to complete
them. Highways, roads and
byways run through both
regions like veins, seeking to
become part of an organic
whole. Motorists drive through
the areas but, unless they are
local residents, they are usual-
ly on the way from nowhere to
the excitement of the big
cities. Both regions are in
desperate need of more
But for all that, a visitor to
the Negev and Galilee is im-
mediately told by the natives
that the future of Israel is in
both regions. "It's not just a
place to visit, it's a place to set-
tle," is the effusive affirma-
tion. The same enthusiasts
agree that both regions have
been largely neglected by
Israelis, new immigrants to
the country, and the govern-
ment which is more intent on
having the West Bank
populated than the Galilee and
Ben Carmel, Secretary of
the Histadrut Labor Council in
Beersheba, the capital of the
Negev which has recorded an
amazing growth in the last 20
years, told a group of visitors,
"If Israel is to offer new op-
portunities, it's here in the
Negev and the Galil. This is the
future and it needs to be work-
ed at." But, he added, "we are
failing. We lack the vision and
ardor to populate the Negev
and the Galil. It's much more
attractive and exciting to live
in big cities. But Israel is not
just Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and
Menachem Perlmutter, head
of the Jewish Agency's rural
settlement department,
engineering division in the
Negev, pointed out some pro-
blems involved in settling the
"It is more than reclaiming
land, and building houses. It re-
Amy and Michael Jonas
quires a great deal of work
both in terms of the structure
and superstructure: electrici-
ty, roads, pipeline for water,
transportation facilities,
educational nad health
facilities, diversified crops,
and investment to build up
related industries. There is not
enough industry to provide
jobs tor settlers. We're getting
some industry, but not
Shlomo Drori, head of the in-
formation department of the
Dead Sea Works, noted that
"Unfortunately, sending peo-
ple to the Negev was stopped
during the last 10 years
because of the government's
Judaea and Samaria policy.
We want more people in the
Negev, but to get more people
we also need more employ-
ment opportunities, more in-
dustry, more high-tech in-
dustry, textile, clothing, elec-
tronics. We have natural
resources, but we lack the
human resources." Orly Gilat,
head of planning and im-
plementation of the Galilee for
the Jewish Agency's settle-
ment department, stated that
there are two settlement
priorities: the central Galil and
the Negev. "Unless we do
something urgent in the Galil
it won't exist for us anymore,"
she said. "It is more important
to assure a beachhead in the
Galil against the Arabs than
settlements in the West Bank
which only aggreviate Arab-
Israeli tensions."
People in the Negev and
Galil are angry over what they
perceive to be the attitudes of
indifference and neglect regar-
ding the two regions in favor
of the West Bank. There is
also anger over the neglect by
the government of the
development towns which
were populated haphazardly
by dumping mostly Sephardic
Jews, and more recently
Ethiopian Jews, in a process
that became known as "reluc-
tant pioneering."
Industry failed to be at-
tracted to the areas becasue a
reauisite labor force was lack-
ing. Investment capital re-
mained in the la ger cities, far
from the Nege" and Galilee.
David Ben Gurion's dream to
see the Negev settled has re-
mained a dream. This year the
Continued on Page 13


Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 15, 1987
Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center, through a Federal
Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act, funded by
Gulfstream 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.
The Kosher lunch program
of the Jewish Community
Center is designed to keep per-
sons healthy physically and
mentally. Participants enjoy
delicious, nutritious foods that
are a result of carefully plann-
ed menus by our registered
Dietician along with varied
programs. Volunteers and
stan 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, May 18 Games
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, May 19 Exercise
and Discussion Group with
Rose Dunsky
Wednesday, May 20 Chair
Exercise and Health Educa-
tion with Shirley Sheriff
Thursday, May 21 Helen
Gold, RD, dietician
Friday, May 22 Shabbat
Monday, May 25 CLOSED
Tuesday, May 26 Phyllis
Marshall, "FPL and You"
Wednesday, May 27
Shirley Sheriff, "Chair Exer-
cises and Health Education"
Thursday, May 28 Helen
Gold, RD. "A Way To Better
Nutrition"; Lifetron Assoc.
will be taking blood pressures
Friday, May 29 Dr. Elliot
Schwartz presents a special
program "Shavuot, the Feast
of Weeks"
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 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transportation, who must go
to treatment centers, doctor's
offices, 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-
couraged 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 Norma in the
Transportati"" Department,
between 9 a.m. ,and 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
School Board provides Instruc-
tors at the Jewish Community
Center. There are no fees for
these classes, except if sup-
plies are needed. Participants
are asked to make a contribu-
tion. The following are classes
being offered:
Weight Control. Instructor,
Arthur Gang. Mondays at 1:45
p.m. Last class until Fall
May 18.
Exercise and Health
Education. Shirley Sheriff, In-
structor. Wednesdays at 11
Speak Out. Instructor,
Shirley Sheriff. Wednesdays
at 1:15 p.m.
PUS: Provides Instructors at
the Jewish Community
Center. There are no fees for
these classes, except if sup-
plies are needed. Participants
are asked to make
Coping with Alzheimer's at
Home. Classes on Thursdays
at 9:30 a.m.a nd 1:30 p.m.
Improve Your Memory.
Improve Your Life
Through the Magic of Music.
Lillian Rackoff, MA in Music
A five week session of learn-
ing about and listening to Ger-
shwin, Leonard Bernstein,
Pavarotti, Jan Pierce and
many others.
Learn to relax through the
learning, listening and
understanding of great
musical composers.
Persons may attend one or
more sessions.
May 20 The life and music
of George Gershwin and other
freat American Composers,
elections from Porgie and
Bess, Rapsody in Blue, and
other favorite musical com-
positions and productions.
May 27 Leonard Berns-
tein. The man and his music.
June 30 JCC will be
CLOSED for Shavuot! Watch
for future programs.
Speakers Club. Thursdays at
10 a.m.
Home Financial Manage-
ment. First and third
Wednesdays every month at
1:30 p.m. By appointment.
Health Insurance. Third
Thursday of each month. Call
for appointment or
Timely Topics. Mondays at
2 p.m. A stimulating group of
men and women meet each
week on an ongoing basis to
discuss all phases of current
events. Any member who
wishes to attend luncheon
before the meeting (at 1:15
p.m.) may do so by signing up
the week before or calling
Ruth at 689-7703 for
Health Choices. Thursday,
June 4, 2 p.m. Gert Friedman,
Health Education Specialist.
Are you willing to be respon-
sible for your own health?
Everyone is invited to this
vital, timely program. Enjoy
learning how to improve your
"Quality of Life." Share your
experiences. Refreshments
will be served.
The Jewish Community
Center invites all persons who
wish to volunteer their time
and talents to call Carol Fox,
Volunteer Coordinator, at
689-7703 for an appointment
and interview.
Leaders for dancing, choirs,
crafts, book reviews, showing
of films, working with young
children in our PreSchool,
assisting in the congregate
meal program, drivers for the
home delivered Kosher meals,
mailers, receptionists, etc. are
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Our Senior's fare, 55 years and
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we're giving Senior Citizens a
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And when your club or homeowners
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Friday, May 15, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Chaplain Aides Receive Recognition At Luncheon
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County recently hosted
a luncheon at the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center for par-
ticipants in its Chaplain Aides program. The event was held
to recognize the volunteer Chaplain Aides who visit nursing
home residents and conduct Shabbat and holiday services in
convelescent centers throughout the Palm Beaches. Par-
ticipating in the program were (seated) Sylvia Berger and
Jeanne Glasser, Chaplain Aides Co-Chairmen; and Bernice
Schreier, Program Chairman. Standing are Cantor Norman
Brody, Temple Beth El; and Rabbi Alan Sherman, Chaplain,
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Mrs. Glasser ably
served as Master of Ceremonies.

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Co-Chairman Sylvia Berger presents a certificate of recogni-
tion to Chaplain Aide Rabbi Melvin Kieffer. Volunteers were
honored for their efforts.
Adler To Receive
Community Service Award
Continued from Page 1
needed him, whether the pro-
ject was large or small," Mr.
Tishman said. Mr. Adler plan-
ned and directed the Capital
Fund Campaign for the Jewish
Home for the Aged (Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center) and
has served as acting Director
of the Federation's Endow-
ment Program. He helped
organize the Century Village
Campaign and has worked
with other affiliate campaigns
throughout the years.
Mr. Adler began his career
in East Pittsburgh, Penn-
sylvania where he taught high
school from 1932-43. Upon
returning from military ser-
vice overseas, he began his
Jewish communal service by
serving as a counselor for the
Jewish Vocational Service. He
became associated with the
Jewish Federation of Pitt-
sburgh in 1949 as Director of
the Young Adult Division, one
of the first ones in the country.
He went on to serve as Direc-
tor of the Erie Jewish Com-
munity Welfare Council (Erie
Pennsylvania Jewish Federa-
tion) from 1960-66.
Mr. Adler has served on the
Executive Committee of the
National Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council
(NJCRAC) and as Vice Presi-
dent of the Pennsylvania
Jewish Community Relations
Council. He is the founding
President of the United Way
Executives Association and
has served on the Board of
Directors of the United Way of
Palm Beach County. Mr. Adler
is the recipient of the
American Jewish Committee's
Sylvan Cole Humanitarian
In addition to honoring Mr.
Adler, the Annual Meeting will
feature the presentation and
installation of officers and
Board Members of the Federa-
tion and Women's Division.
Cost of the 25th Annual
Meeting is $5 per person which
includes dessert. For reserva-
tions and/or more information,
contact Ronni Epstein, Direc-
tor of Communications, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Morse Geriatric Center residents Anita An-
ton (left), in a moving tribute to the Chaplin
Aide volunteers who help out at the Morse,
thanked them for their efforts and after-
wards joined with the Shabbat morning
"chorus line", regularly comprised of
Chaplain Aides and Center residents, to
sing their rendition of Adon (Ham.
The Chaplain Aides in-
vited residents of the
Morse Geriatric Center
to join them for the
entertainment portion
of the program. They,
along with the Chaplain
Aides, responded en-
thusiastically, to the
joyous and traditional
Hebrew melodies sung
by Cantor Brody.
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 15, 1987
New Temple Opens In Boynton Beach
Responding to the growth of
the Boynton Beach Jewish
community, a new synagogue
has been formed. Temple Beth
Torah, with 150 members, is
meeting at the Lions Club,
3615 W. Boynton Beach Blvd.
Cantor Alex Chapin, who
serves as spiritual leader and
cantor, has also been elected
President of the congregation.
Other officers are Joseph
Klein, Vice President; Nathan
Katz, Financial Secretary;
Max Weinstein, Treasurer,
Rachel Zigman, Recording
Secretary; and Marion Ciper-
son, Corresponding Secretary.
Although the first Shabbat
in February marked the first
service of the new congrega
tion, planning to make it all
Cantor Chapin Leads Temple Torah
Cantor Alex Chapin, a
native of New York City, is
serving as cantor, spiritual
leader, and President of the
newly formed Temple
Torah in Boynton Beach.
From the age of 4, Cantor
Chapin began to learn and
chant the liturgy, studying
with his rabbi and several
prominent cantors.
Throughout his youth he
sang in choirs and as a
soloist and completed his
studies for the cantorate
with Cantor Adolph Katcho
upon graduation from high
school. Subsequently he at-
tended the Jewish
Theological Seminary and
music schools for the study
of voice.
While serving as cantor
and associate chaplain at
Kingsbridge Veterans
Hospital from 1946 to 1961,
he also continued his studies
and performed as a cantor
introducing the Zilberts Fri-
day Evening Service for
Cantor and Choir at Town
Hall, Carnegie Hall and
other concert halls.
Prior to his retirement, he
conducted services at the
Hotel Windsor in South
Fallsburgh, New York for
Cantor Alex Chapin
16 years. He has been very
active for many years with
the Jewish Ministers Can-
tors Association of America
and was certified by their
Cantorial Academy.
At the time of the forma-
tion of Temple Torah, Can-
tor Chapin, who retired to
this area two and a half
years ago, realized that he
had a very strong desire to
return to the pulpit. As he
says, "It's a pleasure to be
back where I belong."
Jeffrey Goldmuntz, Stacey Wiseman, Rachel Shapiro, Allison
Kapner and David Szmukler, at Temple Israel as they begin
the preparations for their Confirmation which will be held on
the Shabbat prior to Shavuot, Friday evening. May 29, at
Temple Israel, 8 p.m. Temple Israel is located at 1901 N.
Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. The public is cordially in-
vited to share in their celebration.
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possible began in August 1986.
Informal discussions among
friends about the need for a
synagogue west of Military
Trail evolved into a formal
meeting to obtain a consensus
of opinion from residents of
the area.
At that meeting Cantor
Chapin, along with Max
Weinstein and Nat Katz,
received a mandate to con-
tinue to work actively to for-
mulate plans. "In November, a
second community meeting
was called and by virtue of 65
people signing up for member-
ship and a vote to follow Con-
servative Judaism, the com-
mittee started to search for a
place to meet," said Cantor
Chapin. At that time, Joe
Klein joined the committee.
Articles of incorporation
were filed after the first for-
mal meeting as Temple Torah
in January 1987. Officers of
the temple were elected at this
According to Cantor Chapin,
much progress has been made
in a short time. "We are doing
excellently and progressing
well. We are a temple with
complete services." In addi-
tion to Friday evening services
at 8 p.m. and Saturday morn-
ing at 9 a.m., activities include
Sisterhood, Singles Group,
Membership and Ritual Com-
mittees, and a temple bulletin
"The Shofar." A First An-
niversary Dinner Dance is be-
ing planned and a Book of
Remembrance is in prepara-
tion. According to Cantor
Chapin, a Men's Club will be
Morse Celebrates
Older Americans
Since 1963, May has been
designated as Older
Americans Month throughout
the United States. The month
is dedicated to recognizing the
vital role played by older peo-
ple in America and to focus at-
tention on those organizations
that serve senior citizens.
The Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center of the Jewish
Home for the Aged of Palm
Beach County will be
celebrating Older Americans
Month with several special
events. The following were
already held:
Tuesday, May 5 Opening
Ceremonies at the Morse
Geriatric Center.
Thursday, May 7 Burying
of Time Capsule on the
Center's grounds,
Sunday, May 10 Mother's
Day Luncheon and Entertain-
The following events are
Wednesday, May 20 An-
nouncement of "My Best
Older Friend" Essay Contest
Winners and Awarding of
Friday, May 22 Releasing
of Balloons with Resident's
Message, 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 28 -
Starlight Concert (1940's and
1950's music) and Open House,
7 p.m.
The Morse Geriatric Center
is a not-for-profit skilled nurs-
ing care facility located one
mile south of 45th Street off of
Haverhill Road in West Palm
started by Aug. 1.
As more and more families
with children become
members, a religious school
will be initiated. "We already
have three children who will
have to be tutored for Bar
Mitzvah," Cantor Chapin said.
The congregation will be
holding High Holiday services
in the Theatre Auditorium at
Santaluces Community High
School in Lake Worth. Dr.
Morris Silberman will serve as
rabbi and Cantor Chapin will
chant the liturgy.
For more information con-
tact Cantor Chapin at
Religious Directory
N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.; Thurs-
day 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 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.
For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
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.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Phone 737-7687. Cantor Alex
Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Israel J. Barzak. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a. m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 Haverhill Rd., West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and sundown. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night
services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 335-7620.
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. RaKbi Richard D
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trac West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Saturdg morning 10
a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rose p-aum. Phone
793-2700. co
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, May 15, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Synagogue News
There will be an Israeli In-
dependence Day Festival at
the synagogue, 501 NE 26
Ave., Boynton Beach, on Sun-
day, May 17 from 11:30 a.m. to
4 p.m.
Cafe Tel Aviv will feature
music, entertainment, Israeli
food, including falafel,
baclava, knfehes and drinks.
Also on display will be Israeli
gifts and an Art show.
Admission is free and the
public is invited to join in the
This Conservative Con-
gregation is now enrolling
students for 1987-1988
Religious School year. Classes
are available from Pre K (four
years old) through Grade 7.
For more information contact
the Temple Office, Linda A.
Cohen, Religious School
Men's Club Family Picnic,
May 17,11:30 at Phipp's Park,
Palm Beach. There will be
food, drinks, games, prizes,
swimming and run for all.
Shabbat Service on Friday,
May 15, will be conducted by
Rabbi Abraham Shaw. His ser-
mon will be "The Uses and
Abuses of Time." Cantor
Peter Taormina will lead the
congregation in songs.
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited. During
the evening service child care
will be provided.
Rabbi Joel Levine will speak
on "Project Hineni, An
Evaluation" at Sabbath ser-
vices, Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m.
Cantor Anne Newman will
chant the music.
Rabbi Levine will base his
sermon on the theme of the
Annual Convention of the Cen-
tral Conference of American
Rabbis held May 4-7 in In-
nisbrook, near Tampa. Over
500 rabbis from North
America, Israel, and Europe
have studied in intensive ses-
sions the theme of spirituality
entitled "Kedusha in Daily
Life." Kedusha means
Project Hineni at Temple
Judea helps Temple members
translate the theme of kedusha
into their own lives. During
services, child care will be
available. An oneg shabbat
follows the service.
For more information about
Temple Judea and its new
synagogue building, call the of-
fice. Tne new synagogue is
located near the corner of
North Chillingworth Drive and
Congress Avenue near the
West Palm Auditorium.
Rabbi Abraham D. Shaw will
be the guest rabbi at the tem-
ple Friday, May 22. He will
conduct with Cantor Anne
Newman Sabbath Services
which begin at 8 p.m.
Dr. Shaw is Rabbi Emeritus
of Temple Oheb Shalom of
Area Deaths
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Baltimore and an honorary
member of Temple Judea. He
often conducts services for
Rabbi Joel Levine when Rabbi
Levine is out of town. Dr.
Shaw will be teaching in Tem-
ple Judea's new Chabbat
Academy this coming Fall.
Child care will be available
during services. Following ser-
vices, the congregation is in-
vited to an oneg shabbat spon-
sored by Sisterhood.
Temple Torah of West
Boynton Beach has announc-
ed the appointment of Dr.
Morris Silberman, Rabbi, as
spiritual leader for Rosh
Hashana and Yom Kippur ser-
vices to be held in the Fall.
Dr. Moris Silberman, Rabbi,
is a graduate of Yeshiva
University, has a dregree from
the Jewish Theological
Seminary, and earned a
masters degree from Fairleigh
Dickinson University, and doc-
torates in Hebrew Letters and
Dr. Silberman is Adjunct
Professor of Social Sciences
and Psychology at Palm Beach
Junior College.
Before his move to Florida
Dr. Silberman was Rabbi of a
prestigious temple up North
and by desire officiated part
time at Temple Emeth and An-
shei Shalom in Delray Beach.
Rosh Hashana will be
observed on Sept. 24 and Sept.
25. Yom Kippur will follow on
Oct. 3.
Seating tickets are now
available for members and non
members. For information call
Services will be held at the
theatre auditorium at the San-
taluces High Schol at
Hypoluxo and Lawrence
The Sisterhood will hold its
First Annual Luncheon and
Fashion Show on Tuesday,
May 19, at 12:30 p.m.
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Bar Mitzvah
Ian Rory Schonberg, son of
Felice and Jim Schonberg will
be called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on Monday, May 25 at
Temple Beth El, West Palm
Ian attends Roosevelt Junior
High School where he is a
member of the chess club. He
enjoys soccer, football, com-
puters and bike riding. He has
received awards for citizenship
and academic achievement
every year since kindergarten
at Temple Beth El religious
school and was named
Outstanding Student of School
Ian will be twinned with Igor
Iosovich from The Ukraine,
Russia, who was denied his
Ian Schonberg
freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
urges you to
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Friday, May 15, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Amnesty's Fundamental Flaw
(Third of three articles.)
Amnesty International's
(AI) criticisms of Israel rest
not so much on the solid
ground of fact but on
ideological quicksand. The pro-
blem is AI's acceptance of the
political, as opposed to the
criminal, definitions of
Ironically, AI's Israel pro-
blem stems from Latin
American politics. Amnesty
has taken a position on
members of communist parties
in Latin America arrested by
right-wing dictatorships. The
policy is based on a distinction
between the communist com-
mitment to theoretical "class
war" and eventual transition
to "the dictatorship of the pro-
letariat" on one hand, and to
actual "armed struggle" on
the other.
Whenever a dissident was
arrested for engaging in arm-
ed confrontation with the
state, AI would not get involv-
ed. Whenever a person was ar-
rested for holding ideas con-
sidered revolutionary, it would
intercede. This Latin
American approach has been
applied to the Middle East
with a vengeance.
AI believes that Palestinian
Arabs arrested for PLO in-
volvement are like Latin
American communists whose
only "sin" is their theoretical
beliefs. Israel asserts that
those arrested are always in-
volved in actual planning of
terrorist attacks and that they
are not in jail for advocating a
Palestinian Arab state or some
other solution unacceptable by
conventional Israeli standards.
(After all, there are some
Jewish and Arab Israelis who
support a PLO-led mini-state
on the West Bank and Gaza
Strip. They may be in a tiny
minority, but they are not in
Justus Weiner, of Israel's
Ministry of Justice, notes that
"Amnesty has taken the posi-
tion that PLO membership in
and of itself should not be
deemed a crime. (But) we are
talking in the norm about peo-
ple who have taken a leader-
ship role in the planning of at-
tacks, people who have in some
cases been caught with
weapons in their possession,
people who have traveled
abroad for military training."
AI spokesman Richard
Reoch maintains that the
organization is particularly in-
terested in the cases of Palesti-
nian Arabs who have been "ad-
ministratively restricted or de-
tained .. (and) whom the
authorities claim are members
of or associated with the
PLO." However, ad-
ministrative detention com-
plies with Article 78 of the
Fourth Geneva Convention. In
Israel, there is a real fear that
some open court cases can lead
to the exposure of Arabs who
cooperate with the authorities.
According to the Justice
Ministry, "administrative
detention is intended to pre-
vent ... illegal acts" to pre-
vent future, not punish past
terrorism. Further, preventive
detention requires "cor-
roborating evidence from two
or more sources." Obviously,
the anonymity of these sources
must be assured.
But AI faults Israel for not
seeking indictments, that is,
for acting preventively before
murders are committed, as
well as for not revealing the
identities of sources in order to
prove charges to Amnesty's
AI devotes disproportionate
attention to West Bank Arabs.
AI's reports cover 170 nations,
most of which are not
democratic. Of 42 prisoners-of-
the month chosen by AI for
special attention during a
14-month period, two were
West Bankers. Thus, almost 5
percent of the cases
highlighted by Amnesty dur-
ing that period concerned
Israel completely out of pro-
portion to Israel s size and
role, not to mention the degree
of human rights violations
(even if one accepts AI's
arguable yardstick) committed
within its jurisdiction.
What makes this even more
absurd is that the two Palesti-
nian "prisoners-of-the-month"
were not in jail, but only con-
fined to their town of
residence by order of Israeli
military authority.
Since it is relatively easy to
get information in and on
Israel, AI's inadequate, skew-
ed treatment points in-
escapably to organizational
bias. Amnesty's Middle East
staff in the London head-
quarters is composed largely
of nationals from the Arab
countries. This is legitimate;
the staffers must have
linguistic and cultural skills
necessary to follow develop-
ment in their home societies.
But a very senior AI source
has confirmed to NER that it
was the Middle East staff
which persuaded Amnesty's
secretary general to embrace
the "Latin American com-
munist" approach to PLO ac-
tivities. Al'a credibility might
benefit by adopting a more
legally correct standard
toward Israel. No other nation
pays such close consideration
to cases brought up by the
organization. When it comes to
Israel, the abuses Amnesty
speaks of are mostly its own.
Twersky ivrites widely about
Israel-related matters.
(Near East Report)
Settle Here, Settle Here
Continued from Page 7
call to settle the Negev is little
more than a gimmicky slogan
with which to commemorte the
centennial of Ben Gurion's
Despite the problems, Negev
and Galil officials and
residents emphasized the same
message: we need more set-
tlers, more industry, more
capital. We are not the end of
the world.
One of the more ambitious
and far-reaching undertakings
designed to attract settlers to
the Galilee is Region 2000
(Hegel Alpa'im). It began
several years ago when Prof.
Ephraim Katzir, the fourth
President of Israel and a
renowned scientists, was ap-
pointed the head of a govern-
ment commission to bring
100,000 Jews to the region and
Continued front Pare 2
prepare to fight the tattles
again, Mr. Unger warned.
"We are still confronted with
some fervent Christian fun-
damentalist efforts to pass
Constitutional amendments
regarding prayers in the public
schools, have religious clubs in
the public schools under the
caption of equal access, place
religious symbols in public
places, to control what our
schools can teach, and, of
course, the Pat Robertson can-
didacy," he said.
Mr. Unger feels that it would
be very difficult to persuade
those intent on Christianizing
America to the contrary.
Therefore, he advocates join-
ing with coalition parties who
nave similar views on chur-
ch/state issues and resorting
to the courts when necessary.
"This (the legal system) is the
single best refuge for minority
rights." He also cites the im-
portance of influencing the
political climate in this regard.
Palm Beach County Schools
Superintendent Tom Mills,
who addressed the forum with
Mr. Unger, pointed out that
School Board policy recognizes
that a variety of religious
beliefs exist and that in-
dividuals would like to exercise
their freedom of religion on
School Board property.
However, he said, "the School
Board takes notice of the 1st
Amendment to the Constitu-
tion and the 14th Amendment
which makes (separation of
church and state) applicable to
the state governments."
Noting that the School
Board encourages the use of
school facilities by the public,
Mr. Mills cited the policies and
directives that had been
adopted to insure that the
School Board is in compliance
Continued on Page 16
to develop one of the world's
most sopisticated science-
based industrial parks.
Katzir called the program
"something of a dream.' But
he added that it was "a vision
of such extraordinary appeal,
that it compels us to give it our
most serious attention. It en-
visages life in tomorrow's
society in which man will be
able to draw upon the limitless
possibilities generated by a
post-industrial technology in
order to shape a better world.
"For those of us who love
this land, there is an added
dimension We see the
unspoiled beauty of the Galilee
and the chance to enhance its
potential by attracting to it the
cream of Jewish youth from
Israel and the diaspora."
Region 2000 is planned for
the Western Galilee and
covers an area of about 12,500
acres. The region, according
to Gilat, will be a throughly in-
tegrated system of commerce,
industry and social organiza-
tion. In addition, a comprehen-
sive communication system
will be established to ensure
efficient highway links to work
and community facilites such
as hospitals, schools and shop-
ping districts.
"The geographic pattern of
the existing settlement system
is heterogeneous and haphaz-
ard," Gilat said. "The area
includes some 45 Jewish set-
tlements with a population of
28,000 people, and 24 Arab
settlements with a population
of 150,000. These settlements
are dispersed throughout the
Continued on Page 14
For the Zionist elections, Americans
from across the spectrum are
supporting Israel's leaders;..
Cabinet HmuMi
Menachem Begin
Founder ot Henri
Yitzhak Shamir
Prune MnuMn
Ariel Sharon
braeb MmMer of
Industry and Trade
...And Israel's leaders
are supporting Slate 6.
9 It you car* about peace with security and
the territorial integrity of Israel...
If you believe In the Importance of a
tram enterprise Israeli economy...
If you opposo Soviet intervention
in Middle Eastern affairs...
If you stand for unity of the Jewish People
as evidenced by our Unity Coalition...
Deputy Prime Miniearr
Rabbi Miner Wa
Mrmrer of Knnaa and
rtou\ Vnnive. KkyM Art*
Herat Zionists Techiya -
Sephardic Movement Coalition
Betar-Tagar Zionist Youth Groups

Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 15, 1987
Settle Here, Settle Here
Continued from Page 13*
entire region, and vary con-
siderably in their physical
layout, their demographic
characteristics, their economic
base and their organizational
One of the planning objec-
tives, she said, "is to establish
a framework within which the
various elements of the region
will function as an intergrated
unit." The responsibility for
the project's planning was
assumed by the Jewish
Agency's settlement
Gilat and others stressed the
importance of the Galilee to
Israel's security. Demograpic
changes in the region are one
of the most serious problems
facing Israel.
While the ratio of Jews and
Arabs in Israel is 5 to 1, in cen-
tral Galilee it is 1 to 6 in
reverse. In some regions, such
as the mountains around
Sfard, Arabs outnumber Jews
There is, therefore, concern
that a national minority gain-
ing a clear numerical majority
in one region could form the
basis for a separatist
A great deal of Arab expan-
sion in the Galilee is illegal, ac-
cording to Thalma Duchan,
chief of the Jewish Agency's
Planning team for the Galilee,
ews and Arabs alike must
have building permits and
build according to a master
plan under Israeli law.
"Nevertheless, there are today
about 10,000 illegal Arab
dwelling units in the Galilee.
Demolition of illegal struc-
tures is not being carried out,
as it would be in other areas
and municipalities, because in
the Galilee it becomes a na-
tional problem with strong
political implications."
Region 2000 is a plan whose
time has come. Vision now has
to be converted into reality.
Meanwhile, the natural
resources of the Negev are be-
ing harnessed. Scientists,
researchers and agronomists
have responded to the
challenge of developing the
region which comprises two-
thirds of the State of Israel.
They have developed techni-
ques and agricultural practices
that have been adopted in the
world's most advanced coun-
tries as well as in developing
nations. These techniques and
practices have helped Califor-
nia farmers to optimize their
high vegetable crops through
drip irrigation and have aided
Kenyans to adapt newly
modified methods of run-off
The Negev, with its natural
assets of abundant solar radia-
tion, warm temperatures,
large tracts of land suitable for
grazing, and the availability of
brackish and saline water,
potash, chloride, bromine and
phosphates, has become a
miniature laboratory in the
conquest of the desert.
Major enterprises and scien-
tists at the Ben Gurion Univer-
sity of the Negev, the Desert
Meteorology Unit of the Jacob
Blaustein Institute for Desert
Research, and the Sde Boker
Midrasha (college) are direc-
ting research efforts to finding
ways by which the arid and
semi-arid Negev, and all arid
zones throughout the world,
may be populated.
There is experimentation in
agricultural chemicals, in com-
mercial uses of potash,
bromine and bromine com-
pounds raw materials re-
quired for the production of
chemical fertilizers needed by
advanced agriculture and in
solar paneling to generate
electrical energy. The Dead
Sea, for example, has an
estimated billion ^tons of
recovering chloride and
bromine, enough for 3,000
years at the world's current
rate of consumption.
Scientists are also ex-
perimenting with salt-tolerant
crops that help desert farmers
to irrigate with saline water
sources below the surface of
the Negev. Other research is
exploring the development of a
water carrier that would chan-
nel the Negev's underground
water supply, thus utilizing
about 300 million cubic meters
of water annually. Off-season
vegetables are a big industry
in the Negev and there are ex-
periments with tomatoes that
will have a longer shelf life and
with square tomatoes that can
be boxed easier.
A joint project between the
Department of Atmospheric
Sciences of the Hebrew
University and the Blaustein
Institute has begun to experi-
ment in cloud seeding.
Another area of investigation
is that of the microclimate of
the desert, necessary for
determining conditions for
desert agriculture, human
comfort and the siting of
desert buildings. In order to
promote the settlement of the
Negev, the Jewish Agencys
rural settlement department
has prepared a five year plan
to help develop agro-industry
and the economic climate of
the region.
(Next: Part Four)
The Jewish Family and Children's Service's Annual Meeting
will be held on June 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Palm Beaches.
Preparing for the event are Evelyn Blum, Chairman of the
Annual Meeting, and Neil Newstein, Executive Director.
Mrs. Blum announced that the special guest speaker will be
Donald Gelfand, PhD and that Jerome Tishman, first Presi-
dent of JFCS, will be honored at the meeting.

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Pagg_A6 Tne Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 15, 1987
JCC News
Gail Kressal, Director of Early Childhood Services, at the
Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches announces
the opening of registration at the Keren-Orr Pre School.
The JCC school offers half day and full day classes for ap-
proximately 180 children between the ages of two and four.
According to Ms. Kressal, "The classroom environments
are conducive to stimulating active play which is the child's
means of discovery, communication and expression."
Each classroom is divided into many learning centers
which enables children to work individually and in small
groups. In dramatic play, block building, fine arts,
manipulative toys, math, music, language and science
areas, young children find a place to discover and to learn.
There is special emphasis on Judaism through weekly
Shabbat Services and the celebration of Jewish holidays
with songs, dance, prayers, stories, cooking, crafts and
For additional information about the 1987-88 school year
call 689-6332.
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches an-
nounced a unique Summer Camp for toddlers 6-24 months
old and their parents. Gail Kressal, Director of Early
Childhood Programs, reports that "this very special pro-
gram is specifically designed for the very young child and
provides an opportunity for parents to enjoy summer fun
with their children." The camp has two morning sessions:
June 22-July 17 and July 20-Aug. 14.
The camp program is designed around age groups:
"Creeper Caravan" is for toddlers 6-12 months; "Muscle
Mania1' for toddlers 3-18 months old; "Playland" for tod-
dlers 12-18 months old; and "Potpourri" for toddlers 18-24
months old. The activities include exploratory play, motor
development, exercise, art, music, movement and cooking.
Parents share experiences, ideas and concerns informally
under the guidance of an Early Childhood Educator. The
camp program will be held at the JCC (700 Spencer Dr.).
Registration must be complete prior to June 1. Parents
interested in the camp program should call 689-6332 for
further information including fees.
On Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m., the Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches will offer an Assertiveness
Workshop for singles ages 20's through 40's at the Center,
700 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach. Do you have a hard
time "being heard"? Do you sometimes feel stepped on by
others and wonder why you didn't speak? Are you concern-
Continued from Page 1
was considered "security."
At press time The Jewish
Floridian of Palm Beach Coun-
ty has learned that Cherna
Goldort has been granted per-
mission to leave for Israel.
Details ivill follow in the next
Meanwhile, 200 Soviet Jews
gathered April 26 in the
Jewish section of the Moscow
cemetery for services com-
memorating Yom Hashoah, ac-
cording to the National Coun-
cil for Soviet Jewry (NCSJ).
The gathering was led by
former Prisoner of Conscience
Iosif Begun.
There was also a demonstra-
tion of 30 people in front of the
offices of TASS, the Soviet
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Meet at Shooters (Boynton Beach at Federal Hwy. IVi
mi. so. of Hypoluxo Rd.) at 12:30 p.m., May 17 for Sunday
Brunch. Bring your swim suit and plan to spend the after-
noon around the pool. Donation $1 plus own fare.
Meet Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. to enjoy miniature golf
at the Rapids (No. Military Trail between Blue Heron Blvd.
and 46th St).
On Wednesday, May 27 at 7:80 p.m. get together at the
Center to plan summer activities and enjoy some munchies
while the ideas flow. New members are welcome!
On Thursday, May 28 from 5-7 p.m. gather at Club
Pelican to enjoy the Happy Hour. Location: On the In
tracoastal betwen Okeechobee and Palm Beach Lakes
Blvd. in the black "Darth Vader" building.
On Saturday, May 30 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., dance the
evening away at the Hyatt Hotel. Enjoy the live band, hors
d'oeuvres and cash bar. Jackets required. Fee $12 per per-
son. Tickets available at the door.
SINGLES GROUP (30's and 40's)
Gather Sunday, May 17 at 1 p.m. to spend a leisurely
afternoon by the water at the Waterway Cafe. Ask for us
at the door. Donation $1 plus own fare.
Gather Saturday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m. at the Lakeside
Green Clubhouse to dance away the evening. If you like
good music, nice people and love to dance, then B YOB and
join the group. Location 1-95 to Okeechobee West, No. on
Military Vh mi., turn left into Lakeside Green and go right
after one block. Donation $3 plus BYOB.
Get together for an outdoor Sunday at Carlin Park in
Jupiter on May 17 at 11 a.m. Bring whatever you wish to
BBQ or you can buy lunch at the snack bar there. We will
provide the soda and the fire. Donation $1. Follow A1A
north and look for our sign.
On Wednesday, May 20 from 5-7 p.m., get together at
Studebakers to enjoy specially priced drinks and a com-
plete dinner buffet. Listen to the music of the 50's and 60's
in a fun, nostalgic setting. There is a $2 entry fee. Location:
Congress and Forest Hill behind Stepsaver.
On Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. meet at the Center to
plan future events. Come and let your voice be heard.
On Thursday, May 28 from 8-10 p.m. Sam Fasso and his
Big Band Sound will be giving a free concert in Bryant
Park (Lake Ave. and the Intracoastal). Bring a blanket or
lawn chair and enjoy this special kind of music.
On Thursday, May 21 enjoy a Beach Party in Carlin Park.
The bus will pick you up at 9:30 a.m. at the Carteret Bank
on Okeechobee Blvd. and return at 3 p.m. Bring your lunch,
beach chairs and blankets. Donation for bus ride $2. Call
early to reserve space on the bus.
Continued from Page 13
with the law. The directives
"spscifically prohibit the sanc-
tion of any religious club to
meet during the school day but
allows the use of school
facilities after school hours by
any community group."
Although there are certain
protections in the policy
(groups who advocate the
overthrow of the government
are pnhibited from using
school property for their
meetings), problems have oc-
curred in the community.
"The KKK attempted to
rent facilities as a test case,"
Mr. Mills said. "We were
prepared to allow them to use
(the" facilities) even though it
upset people in the communi-
ty. We explained to Jewish
groups what they were going
to do and it worked out.' The
KKK eventually 6W not use
the School Board property for
their meeting.
On the issue of values
clarification, "Mr. Mills em
Ehatically stated that teachers
ave always taught students
right from wrong and always
will. "We will also teach our
children to think and develop a
step by step process of how to
establish right from wrong."
He ended his remarks by
calling on Christians and Jews
to enter into a dialogue about
problems when they arise in
order to make this a better
community for everyone.
The event was sponsored by
the Local Concerns Task
Force of the Community Rela-
tions Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, the Flagler Evening
Section of the National Council
of Jewish Women, and ADL.
Leonard Hanser, Chairman of
the Local Concerns Task
Force, chaired the forum and
welcomed the participants.
The speakers were introduced
by Helen Hoffman, CRC
Chairman, and Angela Gallic-
chio, President of the Flagler
Evening Section.
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Friday, May 15, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page_17_
Palm Beach Delegation Goes To Tallahassee
Story will appear in the next issue.
Rabbi Alan Sherman (center), Director of DC-3. With him are (foreground, left to
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach right) Helen Hanben and Paul Tochner
County's Community Relations Council, ar- (background, left to right) Dr. Marshal and
rives in Tallahassee with the Palm Beach Sandra Goldberg, Rev. Jim Hilton, and
County delegation aboard a chartered Elena Postal.
Elisaa Lord, 8th grade atudent at the Jewish Community Day
School, prepares for the Soviet Jewry Rally held on the steps
of the state capitol building.
Members of the Palm Beach County delega-
tion neet with Nobel Prize Laureate Elie
Wiesel. Pictured (loft to right) are Ronni
Epstein, Director of Communications,
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County;
Peggy Leznoff, a teacher at the Jewish
Community Day School; Jason Feuer; Elie
Wiesel; Brian Benilous, Eddie Mullen, Paul
Tochner, Susan Benilous, and Craig Dober.
Participating in the day's events in Tallahassee were Jeffrey
L. Klein, Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, and Rabbi Alan L. Cohen, spiritual leader of
Temple Beth El of West Palm Beach.
Henry Grossman, member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County and active member of the Community Relations Coun-
cil, meets with Elie Wiesel.
Barbra Kaplan, member of
the Community Relations
Council, coordinated the
event for the local communi-
ty and served as Chairman of
the afternoon sessions.
Students from the 8th grade of the Jewish Comunity Day School meet with
Palm Beach County Representative Lois Frankel (right) who gave the
students a tour of the capitol building.
Eve Baum
Brian Benilous
Susan Benilous
Barry Berg
Zachary Berg
Trade Berzon
Members of the Palm
Beach County
Dana Brass
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen
Craig Dober
Ronni Epstein
Jason Feuer
Esther Froelich
Karen Gloraky
Dr. G. Marshal Goldberg
Sandra Goldberg
Michael Gordon
Henry Grossman
Helen Hauben
Arnold Hoffman
Helen Hoffman
Barbra Kaplan
Dorothy Kaye
Jeffrey L. Klein
Peggy Leznoff
Elisaa Lord
Rabbi William Marder
Eddie Mullen
Elena Postal
Rabbi Alan She. man
Paul Tochner
Seth Virshup
Michal Wall

Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 15, 1987
Mitzvah Council officers installed for 1987-88 are: Sonia
Gold, President; Miriam Tanner, Administrative Vice
President; Vera Gerstl, Membership Vice President;
Edythe Zuckerberg, Programming Vice President; Sara
Halbert, Fund-Raising Vice President; Anita Opper, Com-
munications Vice President; Sophie Dixon, Treasurer; Bet-
ty Margulis, Financial Secretary; Bertha Goldfine, Recor-
ding Secretary; Evelyn Fisher, Corresponding Secretary;
Helen Sickerman, Counselor.
Will meet on Friday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank, near the Okeechobee Blvd. C.V.
entrance. "The Anne Frank Story" will be shown, with
slides, courtesy of the Bank. Tickets are available for
Wednesday, July 1 matinee of the hit musical "The Un-
sinkable Molly Brown" at Burt Reynolds Theatre. On Tues-
day, July 21, a Viking Princess one-day trip to Freeport is
planned and on Friday, Aug. 21, a four-day three-night
cruise is scheduled.
Chai Chapter regular meeting on Thursday, May 28, at
11:30 a.m. at Challenger C.C., Lake Worth.
A mini-lunch will be served prior to the afternoon pro-
gram, which will include the installation of Officers for the
year 1987-88, and a talk on Jewish Magic and Tribal
Please phone in your reservations to Dorothy Virshup or
Shirley Mendlowitz.
Cypress Lakes-Leisureville Chapter card party/lun-
cheon Monday, June 1, 11:30 p.m., Iva's Eatery,
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Donation $6.50.
Coming events:
Oct. 12-19 "London Lark." Includes flight, top hotel,
meals, sightseeing, three shows, extras. Paris add-on
available. Oct. 19-22.
Golda Meir-Boynton Beach Chapter will hold its last
meeting of the season on Thursday, May 21 at Temple Beth
Sholom, Lake Worth, at which time it will install the com-
plete board of directors. Entertainment will follow.
Refreshments will be served.
Coming events:
Wednesday, May 20 dinner and show at the Royal
Palm Theatre, Boca Raton. Call Lee Goldstein for tickets.
July 26 to Aug. 2. Supper Splash. New England and
Canada Cruise on the Ocean Princess. Call Pearl Reich or
Esta Alsen.
Henrietta Szold Chapter will hold its installation of of-
ficers on May 19, 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of Lakeside
Village in Palm Springs. Following the installation, Mr.
Douglas Kleiner, Assistant Executive Director of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, will discuss
"What Can Be Learned from Rev. Jim Bakker, Surgeon
General Koop and Vice President George Bush." All are
Shalom W. Palm Beach Chapter holds its final meeting
of the season on Wednesday, May 20, 12:30 p.m., at Anshei
Sholom. Officers for 1987-88 will be installed by Terry
Rapaport, member of the National Board of Hadassah.
Coming events:
May 17 Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Century Cor-
ners, Okeechobee Blvd. and Haverhill Road, W. Palm
May 22 a day of relaxed shopping at the new Bayside
Market Place, Miami, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details and reser-
vations, call Lillian Schack.
June 7 one-day cruise on the Viking Princess, cham-
pagne brunch. Call Florence Siegel or Lillian Schack.
Tikvah Chapter meeting May 18 at Anshei Sholom at 1
p.m. boutique 1:30 p.m. Entertainment will be Andera
Berliner, singer and Dorothy Goldberg, pianist.
There will be Election of Officers: Recording Secretary
Board Gertrude Savith; Corresponding Secretary Rose
Wolff; Financial Secretaries: Dianne Plattner and Kay
Coppel; Treasurer, Frances Rose; Vice President Program-
ming, Marty Mendelowitz; Vice President Education,
Lillian Newman; Vice President Fund-Raising, Florence
Steckman; Vice President Membership, Miriam Kamelhar;
President, Jennie Schuman.
Golda Meir Club will hold a regular meeting May 20, 1
p.m. at American Savings Bank, Westgate and
Okeechobee. Estelle Plaskow will give a book review on
"Marie Callas."
The refuiar meeting of the Haverhill Chapter will be
held Thurv^ay, May 28, at 12:30 p.m. at the Beach Savings
and Loan, Gun Club Road at Military Trail.
Continued from Page 1
building will have priority
when ground is broken for the
JCCampus." However, to ac-
complish this "everyone in our
community must work
diligently to make the cam-
paign effective."
The $12 million fund raising
drive to provide this central
location and focus for Jewish
activities in Palm Beach Coun-
ty is now approaching the $5
million mark. Gilbert Messing,
Chairman of the Jewish Com-
munity Campus Capital Cam-
paign, stressed the need for
community involvement in this
phase of the Campaign. "Our
major gifts' donors have been
the moving force behind the
campaign to date. Now it is
time for the total community
to become involved in raising
the remaining dollars needed
to make the dream a reality."
JCC President Zelda Pin-
court Mason emphasized that
"everyone who visits the JCC
on Spencer Drive and sees the
inferior facilities will become
convinced of the need and will
want to participate
wholeheartedly in this
Responding to Mr. Mess-
ing's request for personal in-
volvement in the campaign, 24
people at the joint meeting
volunteered to hold parlor
meetings in their homes or br-
ing their friends and neighbors
to the JCC to acquaint them
with the present inadequate
The following dates have
been selected which will enable
members of the community to
see the Center in action: On
Sunday, May 17, noon to 4:30
p.m., a special Lag B'Omer
picnic and program will be held
at Camp Shalom; a Singles
Pursuits planning session will
be held on Tuesday, May 26,
7:30 p.m.; and on Monday,
June 1, 7 p.m., the Karen-Orr
Pre-School will hold their
graduation at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School.
Those wishing to observe
any of the above events or par-
ticipate in a parlor meeting at
a volunteer's home, may con-
Board members of the Jewish Federation and its beneficiary
agencies listen to an update on the JCCampus Capital
tact Leon Rossen, JCUamput. the Federation office,
Capital Campaign Director, at 832-2120.
The Jewish Community Day School of Palm Beach County
recently inducted seven students from grades seven and eight
into the school's first chapter of the National Junior Honor
Society. They are (seated) Jordan Tartakow, Beryl Cohen,
and Adam Krischer. (Standing) Eddie Mullen, Jason Feuer,
Jillian Rosenbach, and Elissa Lord. Teachers voted for the
honorees based on their scholastic achievements as well as
their leadership, citizenship, character and service to the
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Participating in the morning's program were Leonard Hanser, Chairman,
Local Concerns Task Force, Community Relations Council (CRC), Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County and Chairman of the event; Rabbi Alan
Sherman, Director, CRC; Rev. William K. Bagnal, Jr., Director, Palm
Lake Baptist Association; Rabbi William Marder. President, Palm Beach
County Board of Rabbis; and Carol Roberts, Chairman, Palm Beach Coun-
ty Commission.
Also taking part in the program were LaVonne Stiffler, Regional Direc-
tor, Bridges for Peace; Jeffrey L. Klein, Executive Director, Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County; Erwin Blonder, President, Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County; Rev. Thomas Graham, Honorary Chair-
man, Trinity Temple; Rabbi Eckstein; and Helen Hoffman, Chairman,
Interfaith Breakfast
Continued from Page 1
Rabbi Eckstein, as Chair-
man of the Holyland
Fellowship of Christians and
Jews, is involved daily in pro-
moting interfaith understan-
ding. He pointed out that the
concern of Jews for their
brethren around the world
in Israel, in the Soviet Union,
in Ethiopia, in South Africa
compels them to act on that
commitment to their collective
survival. "That our very
security is linked to the State
of Israel forms the backbone of
our Jewish identity," he said.
His hope for "our Christian
friends" is that they not only
oppose anti-Semitism for their
own Chris$jan identities but to
"learn the lesson of history
and join us in preserving the
security and welfare of
Although he feels that it may
not be possible to fully grasp
what Israel means to each
other's religion, he said that
"our presence here today
testifies that we care about
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Israel and greater fellowship
between Christians and
Upon concluding his talk,
Rabbi Eckstein accompanied
himself on the guitar singing a
selection of Israeli songs. The
audience spontaneously clap-
ped their hands in beat to the
Leonard Hanser, Chairman
of the Interfaith Breakfast
sponsored by the Community
Relations Council of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, welcomed the
guests and said, "Our gather-
ing here today is a chance to
realize the commonality of our
mutual interests." Greetings
were extended by Jewish
Federation President Erwin
Palm Beach County Com-
mission Chairman Carol
Roberts read a proclamation
by the County Commissioners
declaring May 4,1987 as Israel
Independence Day in Palm
Beach County.
Reflections on Israel were
delivered by Honorary Chair-
man Rev. Thomas Graham,
pastor of Trinity Temple.
Stressing the Biblical mandate
to support Israel, Rev.
Graham stated, "The destiny
of nations hinge on their treat-
ment of Israel."
Concluding the morning's
program, LaVonne Stiffler,
Regional Director of Bridges
for Peace, led a candlelighting
ceremony in honor of Israel's
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