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
Uniform Title:
Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
Place of Publication:
West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
Creation Date:
May 29, 1987
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v. : ill. ;


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United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Palm Beach


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
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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Cherna Goldort
Receives Exit Visa
Women's Division President Mollie Fitter-
man (second from left) presented awards to
outgoing Vice Presidents, Ellen Rampell,
Carol Greenbaum, and Zelda Pinconrt
Mason at the Awards Celebration
Leadership Honored At Luncheon
Women's Division Campaign
Exceeds $2 Million Mark
Early Tuesday morning,
May 12, news was received
that community refusenik
Cherna Goldort of Novosibir-
sk, USSR had been granted
permission to emigrate to
Israel after being refused an
exit visa from the Soviet
Union for almost 13 years.
This 56 year old widow, who
is in ill health, had repeatedly
applied for an exit visa to be
reunited with her two
daughters and grandchildren
in Israel. She had been refused
as recently as April 10 on
grounds that she held a posi-
tion of secrecy at her place of
Seven months ago the Soviet
Jewry Task Force of the Com-
munity Relations Council of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County adopted Cherna
Goldort, along with Yuli
Edelshtein, as community
refuseniks. Mr. Edelshtein
was released from prison camp
May 4 and reunited with his
family. Intense efforts on Mrs.
Goldort's behalf had
"We're all kvelling over this
mitzvah," said Rabbi Joel
Levine, Co-Chairman of the
Soviet Jewry Task Force, at a
press conference called that
Tuesday. He credited the work
of the task force, the Jewish
and non-Jewish community,
U.S. Representative Tom
Lewis, U.S. Senator Lawton
Chiles, members of the press
and media, and many others
who had kept the name of
Cherna Goldort before Soviet
government officials. "Gor-
bachev is most sensitive to
public opinion," he said.
However, both Rabbi Levine
and his Co-Chairman, Terry
Rapaport, singled out Sandra
Goldberg, a member of the
task force, as the one who
Continued on Page 22
"Our Women's Division
Campaign has exceeded $2
million for the first time," an-
nounced Carol Greenbaum,
Campaign Vice President, at
the Awards Celebration Lun-
cheon held May 13 at the home
of Outreach Vice President
Sandra Rosen in West Palm
Beach. The event recognized
the members of the Board of
Directors and Campaign
Cabinet of the Women's Divi-
ion of the Jewish Federation
lof Palm Beach County for
heir outstanding and
istinguished service to the
ewish community.
"It is with a great deal of
jride that I report to you that
of May 1, Women's Division
las raised a total of
2,353,193. This remarkable
lievement is due to the
dedicated efforts by our Cam-
paign volunteers. We are 26
percent ahead of last year and
| this figure represents 25 per-
cent of the total 1987 Federa-
Ition/UJA Campaign," she
1 Inside
Mrs. Greenbaum, who has
been nominated for Women's
Division President for the
1987-88 year, reported that
the Campaign increased in all
categories and reached out
geographically into many
areas. She noted that the Cam-
paign was well received
because women responded not
only to the needs in the local
and worldwide Jewish com-
munity, but that a big part of
the success was due to their
personal involvement in the
Campaign. "You are all part of
a very important team a
family which it has been my
g'eat privilege to lead," Mrs.
reenbaum said.
Paying tribute to Women's
Division, Jewish Federation
President Erwin Blonder said,
"The Federation leadership is
proud and appreciative of the
Women's Division Campaign.
The percentage that you raise
of the total Campaign is
greater than any other
Women's Division in the
United States."
In addition to Campaign, he
noted that Women's Division
Continued on Page 15
Peres, Dubinin Meet On
International Peace Confab
Israeli Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres and the Soviet
Ambassador to the United
States, Yuri Dubinin, held an
unexpected meeting in
Washington Sunday night
(May 17) that lasted more than
90 minutes. The two officials
discussed the issue of an inter-
national conference for Middle
East peace.
Peres, in a meeting with
Israeli reporters in New York
the following Monday morn-
ing, hours before his return to
Israel, said that the meeting
was held at the request of the
Soviet Ambassador in the
Washington apartment of
Edgar Bronfman, president of
Continued on Page 10
JCCampus Capital Campaign
Ceil and Robert S. Levy Make Major Gift
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Gilbert Messing, Chairman of the
Jewish Community Campus Capital
Campaign, has announced that Ceil
and Robert Levy have made a
$100,000 gift to the JCCampus.
"With this significant contribution,
our campaign continues to gain
momentum, making the JCCampus
one step further to reality. Through
their generosity, Ceil and Bob have
made a strong statement in their
never ending support of our com-
munity. They were instrumental in
helping to build our Jewish com-
munity from the beginning and have
continued their active involvement
ever since," stated Mr. Messing.
Upon making the $100,000 con-
tribution, Mr. Levy said, "My wife
Ceil, my children Jay, Sander, and
Mitchell, and I are honored to par-
ticipate in this latest community
endeavor. With the construction of
the JCCampus, we will have a cen-
tral address for our Jewish
Ceil Levy
community. People of all gen-
erations will find activities
and services to meet their
Robert S. Levy
needs, all in a Jewish environment.
We encourage all members of the
Continued on Page 2

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 29, 1987
Major Gift
Continued from Page 1
community to
join with us in giving their 'fair
share' towards this long
awaited undertaking."
Robert Levy, an attorney, is
a past President of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County and has served three
times as General Chairman of
the UJA/Federation Cam-
paign. Throughout the years,
he has continued his involve-
ment with Federation in
various capacities. He is a past
National Vice-Chairman of the
UJA Young Leadership
Cabinet and has served on its
Executive Committee. A
former member of the UJA
National Campaign Cabinet,
he also was a member of the
Executive Committee of the
National Leadership Commit-
tee of the Council of Jewish
Federations and Welfare Fund
for several years.
Currently, Mr. Levy serves
as Co-Chairman of the Palm
Beach County State of Israel
Bonds and is a member of the
Boards of Directors of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center.
Throughout the years of Mr.
Levy's involvement, Ceil Levy
has been his staunchest sup-
porter. Devoted to raising a
family, she enabled him to pur-
sue his community involve-
ment while also sharing and
encouraging his devotion to
the Jewish community.
Volunteers are needed now
by the Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center to assist with
resident activities, feeding,
friendly visiting and for
leading group discussions.
Micki Ross, Morse Center
Director of Volunteers, issued
this request for help as many
regular volunteers have gone
north for the summer. Ross
says she hopes anyone
volunteering at the Morse
Center this summer will con-
sider becoming a regular year
around volunteer.
The Morse Geriatric Center
is located on Haverhill Road
one mile south of 45 St. in
West Palm Beach. For infor-
mation or to volunteer, call
Micki Ross at 471-5111, Ext.
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needed a time to re-
This photograph of some members of the
Thursday Night Racquetball and Gourmet
Dining Club appeared in the October 17
1980 edition of The Post and The Evening
Times. From left, Steve Gordon. Jerome
JCCampus Capital Campaign
Steve Gordon
The Thursday Night Rac-
quetball and Gourmet Dining
Club has established a
memorial at the proposed
Jewish Community Campus in
the name of Steve Gordon,
their friend and former play-
ing partner.
In making the announce-
ment, Gilbert Messing, Chair-
man of the JCCampus Capital
Campaign, said, "We are
gratified that Steve's club-
mates have made this fitting
tribute to the memory of their
close friend. They have made a
contribution to dedicate one of
the four proposed in-door rac-
quetball courts at the JCC in
Steve's memory. With such
community spirited and
dedicated people, our cam-
paign is off to an excellent
Remembering their friend
are the following people who
presently or previously com-
prised The Thursday Night
Racquetball and Gourmet Din-
ing Club: Robert S. Levy,
Jerome J. Rubin, Herbert C.
Weiser, Stanley K. Ellen-
bogen, Charles M. Jacobson,
Shepard Lesser and Sherman
S. Galin.
The Club was formed in 1969
by Mr. Gordon, Mr. Ellen-
Rubin, Sheppard Lesser, Robert Levy and
Charles Jacobson. Not pictured are Stanley
Ellenbogen, Sherman Galin and Herbert
- Remembered
panded to include other Yom Kippur War, he worked
members To this day, Thurs- diligently to raise funds for the
Steve Gordon
bogen, and Mr. Levy to keep
physically fit and socialize with
friends. Later, the club was ex-
day night is sacrosanct to
them, subject only to change
for Thanksgiving and Jewish
Speaking on behalf of the
club members, Robert S. Levy
said, "We all thought the
world of Steve and sorely miss
him and the camaraderie that
we all shared at our weekly
work-outs. He was devoted to
building our Jewish communi-
ty and we feel that this dedica-
tion is an appropriate way to
demonstrate our strong feel-
ings for Steve."
Steve Gordon was promi-
nent in both the Jewish and
secular communities of the
Palm Beaches, he served two
years as President of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County from 1973-74.
Throughout the 18 days of the
emergency resulting in a
marked increase in the annual
Federation/UJA Campaign.
Mr. Gordon served three
terms as President of the
Florida chapter of the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation and in-
augurated many innovative
projects on their behalf. Pro-
fessionally, he was President
of Gordon Associates, a major
advertising firm.
Mr. Messing emphasized the
impact that Mr. Gordon had
made on this community.
"Steve's loss is greatly shared
by many of us. The calibre of
his leadership will serve as a
beacon to others who will con-
tinue to serve this Jewish
At Annual Meeting
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Jewish Family and
Children's Services' Annual
Meeting will be held at the
Hyatt on June 1, 7:30 p.m.
Jerome Tishman, first Presi-
dent of the Jewish Family and
Children's Services, will be
honored. Mr. Tishman has
been an active member of the
community for many years,
having also served as Presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County.
Special guest speaker will be
Dr. Donald Gelfand, Professor
at the School of Social Work
and Community Planning,
University of Maryland at
Baltimore. Dr. Gelfand will ad-
dress the subject of "The
Jewish Elderly Meeting
Their Needs."
Evelyn Blum, Annual
Meeting Chair, and Jewish
Family and Children's Ser-
vices' Director Neil Newstein,
announced how pleased they
are that the evening will
highlight two such dynamic in-
dividuals. Mrs. Blum stated,
"The Jewish Family and
Jerome Tishman
Dr. Donald Gelfand
Children's Services is indeed Presidents Linda Kalnitsky
fortunate to have Jerry and Ellen Bovarnick;
Tishman and Dr. Gelfand par- Secretary, Richard M. Flah
ticipating in the celebration of
the Bar Mitzvah Year of the
David R. Schwartz will con-
tinue as President. Other
members of the Executive
Committee are Vice
and Treasurer, Charles B.
Green. Mr. Tishman will install
the officers and the Board of
For further information,
contact the Jewish Family and
Children's Services, 684-1991.

Friday, May 29, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Camp Shalom To Open June 22
Innovative Programs Offered
The success of the Jewish
Community Center's summer
camp program held at Camp
Shalom, now in its 25th year,
can be attributed to the com-
bination of an excellent staff of
dedicated counselors and a
varied and exciting schedule of
activities. Each year the camp
director strives to make im-
provements over the previous
year, not content to rest on
past achievements.
This year is no exception.
Camp Director Jack Rosen-
baum has instituted an in-
novative approach to his sum-
mer schedule. "We will be in-
troducing weekly themes into
our programming. Our unit
heads already have met twice
and we're all excited about this
concept. The week's theme
will be introduced each Mon-
day morning and each unit will
use it creatively in their ac-
tivities all week. We will rap it
up at our Oneg Shabbat on Fri-
day," Mr. Rosenbaum said.
Themes that already have
been chosen are: peace, friend-
ship, family, Israel, self-
respect, ecology, we are all
handicapped, and big sister-big
brother. "The counselors are
learning the Jewish roots of all
our themes," he said.
Other changes have been
made in the composition of the
units and in programming.
Sabra, which traditionally has
been comprised of third
through sixth grade, has now
been divided into two groups.
Sabra Adventure, comprised
of third through fourth
graders, will have computer,
specialized drama, and arts
and crafts, in addition to other
Sabra Safari, for fifth
through sixth graders, will be
traveling throughout Palm
Beach County participating in
activities for three out of the
five days each week. Their
selectives outside of camp will
include computers, fishing,
sailing, snorkeling, roller
skating, bowling, Sue Flags
Atlantis, and much more.
For the first time the Mac-
cabees (first-second grades)
will be participating in a merit
badge program. They will be
able to earn badges in ecology,
sports, first aid, safety,
cheerleading, summer arts and
crafts, and others. "Kids this
age love to receive awards for
their efforts. This is challeng-
ing for them, but at the same
time, not too difficult and a lot
of fun," Mr. Rosenbaum said.
The pre-school building has
been revamped for the three
and four year olds who com-
prise the Ilanot unit. "The
building looks beautiful. The
rooms are larger which can ac-
commodate more children.
We're really pleased with
these changes, Mr. Rosen-
baum said.
Ilanot (3-4 year olds) and the
Kindergarten program for five
year olds which is held out-
doors will have many special
visitors who will bring pro-
grams on storytelling, nature,
mime, magic, comedy, and
other types of demonstrations,
in addition to daily programs
of gymnastics, drama, dance,
music, cooking, games, sports,
free swim and swimming
In past years, an Israel
Scout would serve as a
counselor, teaching the
campers about Israel. This
year a 24 year old "shaliach"
from Israel will be at the camp,
instead of the scout, and will
Executive Director Barbara Steinberg (left) and Annual
Meeting Chairman Denva May (third from left) congratulate
Marvin Rosen on his election as Jewish Community Day
School President for 1987-88 and Joan Tochner, recipient of
the School's Ner Tamid Award.
JODS Holds Annual Meeting
And Staff Appreciation Day
On Monday evening, May 4,
the Jewish Community Day
School of Palm Beach County
held their Annual Meeting and
Staff Appreciation Day pro-
gram. The evening was
chaired by Denva May.
Members of the 1987-88 Ex-
ecutive Committee, installed
bv Erwin Blonder, President
Palm Beach County, are:
President, Marvin S. Rosen;
Vice Presidents, Robert
Abrams, Marilyn Cane, Denva
May, Barry Krischer, Robert
Needle and Alfred Schrager;
Secretary, Martin Katz;
Treasurer, Dr. Moshe Adler.
In addition, the members of
the Board of Directors and the
of the Jewish Federation of Continued on Page
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Jewish community of Palm Beach County. Professional and
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Problems of the aging
Consultation and
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Vocational Guidance
Marital counseling
Parent-child conflicts
Personal problems
Elder Support Network
Moderate feet are charged in family and Individual counseling to
those who can pay. (Fees are based on income and family size.)
The Jewish Family and Children's Services is a beneficiary agency of
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
Camp Director Jack Rosenbaum talks with campers during
last year's activities at Camp Shalom.
lead the music program. "We
wanted to have someone who
could bring more music into
the camp, Mr. Rosenbaum
The largest group ever of
Counselors in Training will be
assisting the counselors this
year. Fourteen ninth and tenth
graders have already enrolled
for this year.
The first session of Camp
Shalom is June 22-July 17 with
the second session following
on July 20-Aug. 14. For more
information, contact Mr.
Rosenbaum at the JCC,
The Jewish Community
Center is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County.
Human Relations Expert To Address
YAD Business Executives Forum
Larry Garvis, SE Regional
Manager of the Dale Carnegie
Courses, will discuss how per-
sonal interaction affects
business at the next Business
Executives Forum. The event,
sponsored by the Young Adult
Division of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
will be held on Thursday, June
18, 6 p.m., at the Governors
Club, Phillips Point, 777 South
Flagler Drive, West Palm
In making the announce-
ment, BEF Co-Chairman
Bruce Alexander said, "There
are many aspects to achieving
success in the business and
professional world. Our highly
regarded guest speaker, Larry
Garvis, will address a most
vital area, 'Personal Interac-
tion: Human Relations in
Business,' and will give us the
opportunity to learn more
about this important ingre-
dient of success."
Larry Garvis has been in
charge of Dale Carnegie
Courses in Palm Beach and
Broward Counties for the last
20 years. He has a BA in
Business Administration from
the University of Georgia and
a Master's in Management
from the University of
The Business Executives
Forum is an opportunity for
members of the Jewish
business and professional com-
munity, ages 25-40, to meet
and interact with each other.
The Young Adult Division
hopes to encourage further
participation in Jewish
Federation and enhance the
Jewish community through the
development of new business
opportunities and an
awareness of Jewish and
business related topics.
BEF Co-Chairman David
Shapiro said, "We encourage
all young business and profes-
sional men and women in the
community to attend this
month's forum. Attendance at
the past several forums has
been exceptional and we also
anticipate an excellent
response to this program.
However, it has been
necessary for us to limit reser-
vations at this forum to the
first 100 responses. Therefore,
I encourage those intending to
participate not to delay in
making their reservations."
Cost of the forum is $10
which includes hors d'oeuvres.
There will be a cash bar and
people are encouraged to bring
their business cards for the
networking portion of the
evening. Reservations should
be made no later that June 12.
For more information, contact
Debbie Hammer, YAD Direc-
tor, at the Federation office,
The President, Officers and Board of Directors
cordially invite you
to the
25th Annual Meeting
of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Sunday, May 31. 1987 7:00 p.m.
Hyatt Palm Beaches
630 Clearwater Park Road
West Palm Beach
I. Edward "Bim" Adler
Former Executive Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Dessert: $5 00 per person
Jewish Federation
office. 832-2120

Page 4 The Jewish Ftoridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 29, 19&7
The Jews Of Rumania Today
UJA Press Service
BUCHAREST, Rumania -
David Moses Rosen, Chief
Rabbi of Rumania, is sitting in
his Bucharest office, his face
unlined and seamless; only the
eyes portray his 76 years.
Besides being the country's
Chief Rabbi, he is a member of
the Communist Party, and is
also the man most responsible
for helping 380,000 Jews
emigrate to Israel. "We're
Jews where else should we
go?" he says, half-jokingly.
Fluid Process,
Tough Questions
Like parts of a jigsaw puzzle dumped from their box,
some of the pieces necessary for an international con-
ference on Middle East peace came into view recently. But
whether all the puzzle parts can now be assembled remains
Prime Minister Zaid al-Rafai announced that Jordan was
ready. Its request that the PLO participate is still on the
table but seemed offset by a Jordanian stipulation that
the organization must accept UN Security Council Resolu-
tions 242 and 338. This Yasir Arafat and his associates
repeatedly have refused to do. Rifai tried to toss the
diplomatic ball into Israel's court, challenging Israel's na-
tional unity government to endorse Jordan's conference
In Jerusalem, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir maintain-
ed his opposition to the Jordanians' call for an all-parties
conference, fearing a Soviet and PLO-led ambush. Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres, who reportedly used American
assistance to reach an understanding with Jordan's King
Hussein, continued to urge participation in what he
described as an "international umbrella" which would lead
to direct, bilateral talks between Israel and Jordan. For a
time it looked, again, as if the unity government might col-
lapse and force new elections.
Three weeks ago, in the wake of a visit by Rifai to
Washington, Near East Report questioned whether any
substance supported Jordan's conference call and noted the
Reagan Administration's long-standing doubts. But as the
Jordanians and Palestinian Arabs not to mention the
Syrians persist in their refusal to ioin in direct, Camp
David-style negotiations with Israel, the international con-
ference sometimes seems to many in Washington like the
only game around.
That makes it important to note that in this game there is
more than one ball, more than one court. Not only does
Israel have to consider a decision, as Rifai insisted, so do
Jordan, the Soviet Union, the Palestinian Arabs, the
United States and any other potential conference par-
ticipants. Among other things:
Jordan must accept the idea that the conference is a
means to direct negotiations, not a means to avoid them.
The conference plenum cannot be vested with the power to
veto results of bilateral talks or to impose a solution over
the heads of the participants.
Their attachment to Arafat as a symbol notwithstan-
ding, Palestinian Arabs should recognize that if they want
in on a conference they will have to produce at long last
responsible, non-terrorist leaders. Otherwise, 'once
again, their future will be decided without them.
The Soviet Union needs to do more than hint at improv-
ed relations with Israel and much-expanded emigration; it
must reestablish diplomatic ties with Israel and really open
the gates to Soviet Jews. China, too, as a member of the
UN Security Council Jordan's choice for convening the
conference must establish diplomatic relations with
Washington, too, must stand firm on the principle that
a conference, if unavoidable, is a means to direct talks, not
a substitute for them. The Administration should*not con-
sider arms sales as a prior inducement to Jordan or others
to participate. It should make it clear to all that if a con-
ference is held, and does degenerate into an anti-Israel
assault, the American and Israeli delegations will walk out
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Before the Holocaust there
were 800,000 Jews in
Rumania. Half survived. To-
day, fewer than 24,000 re-
main, and of those, more than
50 percent are over 65. Each
year, close to 1,000 make
aliyah (mostly the young, with
university degrees), 500 die,
and fewer than 70 are born.
And although the end of
Rumanian Jewry is but a few
decades away, the country's
Communist government has
allowed Rosen and his staff to
set up one of the world's most
extensive social-aid programs
for those remaining. He did
this with $4.5 million a year
raised by UJA/Federation
Community Campaigns
throughout America, and
disbursed by the American
Jewish Joint Distribution
Twenty ton trucks deliver
kosher food packages eight
times a year to 64 Jewish com-
munities. Clothing, blankets,
and shoes are sent twice an-
nually; money is sent as need-
ed. Eleven kosher restaurants
feed 3,000 people a day. There
are kosher butchers and in
Bucharest, 700 hot meals are
delivered daily. Synagogues
are well-maintained.
Aside from free walk-in
clinics, there are four old age
homes, including the Rosen
Nursing Home in Bucharest, a
$2.5 million showplace of
medical technology built with
American Jewish funds.
Rabbi Rosen makes frequent
goodwill trips to America,
visiting American-Jewish
leaders and Washington policy
makers. His grace and charm
hide the fact that for much of
his life, he nimbly stayed one
step ahead of the Nazis, and in
the early 1950s, two steps
ahead of Rumania's Stalinists.
Rabbi David Moses Rosen
Members of the community are cordially invited to
join a select group of American Jewish Leaders on the
United Jewish Appeal's JfOth Anniversary of Mission
to Israel and Rumania October 18-28. 1987. For more
information, contact Lynne Ehrlich, Assitant Cam-
paign Director, at the office of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, 882-2120.
As for anti-Semitism, at
least in the old sense, Rumania
has moved on. The economy is
currently suffering from a
series of natural disasters and
an overlong dependency on
Stalinist-type heavy in-
dustries. With a whopping
debt to the West, results fall
heavily on the man in the
street. Lines for bread, meat,
and gasoline are extensive. Oil
and sugar are rationed. A
single 40-watt light bulb is
allowed per room. There is
high unemployment.
This has, in turn, translated
into jealousy of the Jews of
Rumania, who are leaving the
country at a steady clip, and
are provided excellent medical
care, not to mention inexpen-
sive (or free) meals should they
qualify. Rumanian anti-
Semitism today is best encap-
sulated by a sign outside of
Rabbi Rosen's office. "We
take no conversions to
Judaism. It is pointless to
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Volume 13
Number 20
Vashem researchers who have
examined 300 files from the
United Nations War Crimes
Commission (UNWCC) archive
have discovered a significant
body of new information on
the Holocaust, including lists
of people who ran the camps,
official reports previously
unknown detailing Nazi policy
on European Jewry and the
camps, and new information
on Nazi medical experiments.
Yad Vashem researchers
also noted that the files are
especially valuable to English-
speaking researchers because
they are a rare source of first-
hand information on the
Holocaust in English.
The researchers concluded
that maintaining the current
level of confidentiality of the
files seriously hinders
research, publication and
dissemination of this informa-
tion and consequently impedes
a more accurate record of the
Holocaust and Nazi era.
Greater access to the files
would also assist government
agencies seeking to locate and
prosecute Nazi war criminals
by providing new legal
documentation and new
evidence, the Yad Vashem
researchers found.
Despite the findings which
indicate the immense
historical value of the archive,
its 40,000 files on suspected
Nazi war criminals and
witnesses remain closed to the
public, press and historians
because of the UN Secretary
General's reluctance to amend
the access rules set down four
decades ago.
The archive first came to the
attention of most Jewish
organizations and the Israeli
government after the World
Jewish Congress (WJC)
revealed last year that one of
the files charged then Austrian
Presidential candidate Kurt
Waldheim, the former UN
Secretary General, with war
Since this discovery, legal
and moral questions about bar-
ring public access have been
raised while others have puzzl-
ed over how this vital source of
war crimes evidence escaped
notice for so many years.
In spite of demands by the
Israeli government and Jewish
groups to open up the archive,
the UN Secretariat and legal
advisors have decided to main-
tain limited access for UN
member governments only.
The regulations keep the files
effectively closed to resear-
chers, journalists and
historians, locked away in a
Manhattan basement that
houses the UN Archives.
The Swedish UN Chief Ar-
chivist, Alf Erlandsson, who
has been caretaker of the UN
Archives since 1971, explained
the origins of the confidentiali-
ty over the war crimes files.
About 80 percent of the
material in the UNWCC ar-
chive has never been secret
and is available to the public,
Erlandsson said. The
unrestricted part includes the
memos, minutes and general
descriptions of the commis-
sion's work from 1943 to 1948.
The other 20 percent of the
archive holds some 40,000
charge files on individuals,
25,000 of whom the commis-
sion accused of war crimes and
recommended be prosecuted.
It is this slice of the pie which
became the subject of con-
troversy in the spring of 1986.
Before disclosure of the
Waldheim file, Erlandsson
said, there was a minute
amount of interest in the ar-
chive or rules governing it.
But that changed with the
publicity over Waldheim.
When the UN became custo-l
dian of the archive in 1949, the]
then Secretary Genera
Trygve Lie and his legal ad-j
visors decided that the sen
sitive charge files should
available for "UNpurposes on
ly," which came to be inter
preted as for UN membei
governments only. Access foi
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Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, May 31, 9 a.m. Interview with
Rabbi Joel Levine, Co-Chairman, Soviet Jewry Task Force
of the Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County; Sandra Goldberg,
member of CRC who worked relentlessly on behalf of
refusenik Cherna Goldort who recently received permis-
sion to emigrate from the Soviet Union; and Adam Fisher,
who is in correspondence with his Soviet (Bar Mitzvah)
twin June 7, 9 a.m. Jewish Agency. Interview with
Zelig Chinitz, Former Director United Israel Appeal in
Jerusalem; and H. Irwin Levy, member Board of Gover-
nors of the Jewish Agency. WPTV Channel 5 with host
Barbara Gordon Green.
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WPBR 1340 AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The
Jewish Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, June 4 and 11,
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Community Calendar
May 30
Jewish Community Center Young Single Adults Dance at
The Hyatt
May 31
Jewish Federation Annual Meeting Hyatt Hotel 7
June 1
Jewish Federation Women's Division Executive Com-
mittee -10 a.m. Jewish Federation Campaign Evalua-
tion 4:30 p.m. Jewish Community Day School board -
7:46 p.m. Hadassah Tikvah board -1 p.m. Women's
American ORT Lakes of Poinciana 12:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT Mid-Palm board -1 p.m. Tem-
ple Judea Board of Trustees Jewish Family and
Children's Service Annual Meeting 7:30 p.m. at the
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village -10 a.m. Jewish
Community Center Keren Crr graduation Jewish
Federation Jewish Educators Council Meeting at
Jewish Community Day School noon Shavuot Eve
June 3
First Day of Shavuot
June 4
Second Day of Shavuot
June 6
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Gradua-
tion Reception 9 p.m.
June 7
Jewish Community Center Gala Benefit Cruise Jewish
War Veterans No. 501 9:30 a.m. UJA National Major
Communities Chairmen Retreat through June 8
Jewish Community Day School 8th Grade graduation 8
p.m. Temple Israel Congregational meeting 7:30 p.m.
Jewish War Veterans No. 705 8 p.m. Women's
American ORT Palm Beach board 9:45 a.m. B'nai
B'rith Boynton Beach mini lunch/card party noon
June 9
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village 10 a.m. B'nai
B'rith Women Ohav board 9:30 a.m. Temple Judea
Sisterhood board -10:30 a.m. Na'Amat USA Theodore
Herzl board -10 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women Olam board
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- board 7 p.m. Yiddish Culture Group Cresthaven 1
^m. Women's American ORT No. Palm Beach County
jgion executive committee Jewish Community Day
School board 8 p.m. Temple Judea Sisterhood board
June 11
Jewish Community Day School -promotion ceremonies -
7:30 p.m. Women's American ORT Haverhill board -1
p.m. Women's League for Israel -1 p.m. Na'Amat USA
f Council 9:30 a.m.
For more information, call the Jewish Federation office.
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Random Thoughts
If I were writing a movie
scenario or a TV script, I
might call this story "The
Jewish Grandma and the
Junkie." However, this is not
fiction nor is it make believe.
What you are about to read is
the whole truth, unvarnished,
and just the way it actually
The Jewish Grandma in
question is actually a member
of my family. She is my darling
cousin Teddy (nee Tybel when
she was bom and raised in
Brownsville, Brooklyn).
Teddy's life has not been the
proverbial bed of roses. She
was widowed at an early age, a
hearing inadequacy makes the
use of an aid imperative, and
she has had open heart
surgery. In spite of all this,
Teddy must be pushing 70,
give or take a few years.
Her most important asset is
a truly fantastic sense of
humor. She has an endless
treasury of jokes and stories,
and most are of Yiddish origin.
Tales of her early experiences
in Brooklyn are so wild, so fun-
ny, so delightful, that she can
hold a crowd spellbound. She is
a clever, sharp lady who,
although diminutive in size, is
gutsy and a born survivor.
Well, Teddy's children mov-
ed to Phoenix, Arizona and
begged her to follow. At that
time she was living alone in
Far Rockaway, New York, and
the kids felt it was no fit place
for a woman alone. So, off she
went, bag and baggage, to face
her future in the Sun Belt. It
goes without saying that not
too long after, the children
were transferred and she re-
mained in Phoenix. Hopefully,
they will return sometime in
the future, but until then, Ted-
dy is on her own.
Being the resourceful person
that she is, Teddy became in-
volved immediately. She
works at the JCC and is a
mainstay among her fellow
senior citizens. Everything
was going smashingly until
last month.
During mid-week at 2 a.m.
one morning, Teddy left her
bedroom to get a drink. Pass-
ing through her living room
she noticed the front door ajar
and a large arm chair misplac-
ed. Her keys were not on the
table and she said to herself,
"Teddy baby, you've been
Seeing the arm chair shoved
into a corner, she went to
move it back and saw it was oc-
cupied by a head band, long
hair, blue jeans, and bare feet.
A young man in his twenties
looked at her and she looked at
him. His pupils were pin
points, his cheek twitched and
his breathing was heavy. Ted-
dy had seen enough TV to
know he was in a bad way.
She immediately questioned,
"What are you doing in my
house?" and he began to talk.
Teddy interrupted and told
him, she was hard of hearing
and needed her aid. After
assuring him that she would
not call the police, she got her
hearing aid and returned to
cope with Mr. Robber. But as
she started to insert the aid in
her ear, it began to whistle
shrilly as it sometimes does
before being properly placed.
He thought it was a police war-
ning and grabbed the aid, in-
tending to throw it out the
window. Teddy wrestled with
him until he was convinced it
was a normal sound and not a
warning whistle.
Then she told him that he
looked like a nice God-fearing
person and would he please
leave since she had a bad heart
condition. She suggested that
if there were further excite-
ment something dire might
happen and then he would be
held for homicide. Teddy even
asked him to get her nitro pills
from the kitchen.
He told her to go into her
room, shut the door, and then
he would go. She did this but
heard a noise and came back in
again. There was Mr. Nice Guy
(as she put it) carrying her
huge jewel box which the kids
had given her as a gift. She
grabbed the thief and told him
it contained nothing but junk
jewelry and that she would
give him money instead. He
Teddy then gave him her
wallet and he was shocked to
find only eight dollars. She ad-
vised, "This is not a bank, kid-
do. I'm only a poor retiree on
Social Security. That's all I
have until my next check
comes." He replied: "Keep it,
lady. You need it more than I
do!T' But she handed the
money back to him, saying, "If
you go around frightening old
ladies in the middle of the
night, you must be hungry or
desperate." He still would not
take it.
At that point she admitted
she was feeling sick again and
that he had better leave. Ted-
Continued on Page 6
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The Roman Catholic Church
regards Edith Stein as one of
its greatest martyrs and has
been planning her beatification
for the past 20 years. She was
a German Jewess who con-
verted to Catholicism and
became a Carmelite nun.
Taken prisoner by the Nazis,
she died in the gas chambers of
Auschwitz. A leading Church
official in Cologne who has
been handling the beatification
procedure stated that she
"died for the disbelief of the
Jewish people so that Jesus
might be recognized by all
men." This statement was
sharply criticized by Jewish
circles and even liberal Roman
Catholics. It also soured the
meeting between Pope John
Paul II and representatives of
the Central Council of Jews in
Cologne, where the Pope was
In London, Jews Against
Apartheid held an outdoor
Seder for Freedom in South
Africa during Passover. The
event was held on the pave-
ment outside South Africa
House in Trafalgar Square. As
traffic swirled past and police,
commuters and tourists looked
on, participants read from a
specially written Hagada
which included songs in Yid-
dish, Zulu and English, as well
as poetry and quotations from
Winnie and Nelson Mandela.
Instead of the four questions
about the Seder, there were
questions about the nature of
freedom and "white tyranny"
in South Africa. Instead of the
story of the Jewish exodus
from Egypt, there was a brief
history of apartheid. The 10
plagues were compared with
the 317 different apartheid
laws. The matzo became a
symbol of the malnutrition rife
among South African non-
To anyone who hasn't been
there in the past ten years, it
might come as a surprise that
Israel now turns out the kind
of clothes which Harrods in
London; Bloomingdale's in our
country; Galeries Lafayette in
Paris and other top stores
throughout Europe and
America clamor to buy. The
combination of hi-tech
manufacturing, some of the
world's best textile processes,
a strong sense of style and
design plus a strong en-
trepreneurial spirit meant that
Israel's clothing and textile ex-
ports last year totalled 476
million dollars.
The 20th anniversary of the
settlement of the Golan
Heights, the 50th anniversary
of the Israel Philharmonic Or-
chestra, the 70th anniversary
of the Habimah Theatre and
the 80th anniversary of the
Bezalel School of Fine Arts all
were celebrated when Israel
marked 39 years of na-
tionhood. The theme of this
year's Independence Day was
arts and culture. Although
Israelis live under the
microscope of the world's
press and cope constantly with
problems of security, economic
and other woes, they have a
stable society and a creative
one with much music, art,
culture and vitality.
Bedtime stories on the
telephone is a new idea started
by the Lubavitch Foundation
as part of their outreach pro-
ject in London and Glasgow.
Hundreds of children phone
every week to hear all sorts of
different tales, many biblical
or from the Talmud. Each
story has a moral so that the
children learn something. The
tapes last 5 to 7 minutes.
A new Encyclopedia of
Religion, consisting of 8
million words in 16 volumes,
was launched recently at
Westminster Cathedral Hall in
London. Judaism is well
represented with some 250 en-
tries from Aaron to Zohar
along with 2,700 religious
ideas, themes, motifs and
movements from all over the
world. The majority of the
writers on Judaism are from
Israel and America. The
overall Judaism editor is Pro-
fessor Robert M. Seltzer, head
of the Institute for Research
and Advanced Studies in
Judaism at Hunter College in
New York. The Encyclopedia
is intended to become the stan-
dard reference work for
students of religion, and will
stand as the final intellectual
monument to its Chief Editor,
Romanian-born religious
historian Mircea Eliade, who
died last year.
It was a unique occasion at
the Chaing Mai Airport in Nor-
thern Thailand: the Israeli
Ambassador, the Israeli
Education and Culture
Minister, Yitzhak Navon, and
the Thai Deputy Minister of
Agriculture, plus curious
onlookers were among those
present waiting, as a
chartered plane touched down
carrying a group of Israeli im-
migrants. On board, impatient
to disembark, were the im-
migrants themselves: 93 of
Israel's plump Hoi stein dairy
cows, all five months preg-
nant. They were destined for
the Chiang Mai Dairy Farming
Co. The cows clearly suffered
from jet lag. But this did not
cloud the success of Israel's
pioneering sale of a complete
dairy farming system to
Thailand. A total of 10,000 cat-
tle will be airlifted over four
years. Israel is providing free
technical assistance to the
Thais. This important
breakthrough can mean
millions of dollars of
agricultural exports from
Israel to developing markets in
Southeast Asia. It also
enhances the reputation of
Israeli technology in the minds
of peasant farmers who com-
prise 85 percent of Thailand's
Budapest's Municipal Coun-
cil has approved placing a life-
size bronze statue of Raoul
Wallenberg, the brave
Swedish diplomat who saved
100,000 Hungarian Jews from
Nazi gas chambers. Many
countries have honored
Wallenberg, and a forest in his
name has been planted in
Israel. Moscow has approved
Budapest's move as a gesture
to the West. Despite Soviet
denial to the contrary, reports
persist that Wallenberg was
seen alive in various Soviet
prisons and jails. The Swedish
government and other
Western nations continue to
press the Soviet Union for
more information.
The World Health Organiza-
tion has adopted an Israeli pro-
gram for teaching young peo-
ple about AIDS and how to
avoid the disease. The
copyright program was
developed by a student at the
Hebrew University Hadassah
School of Public and Communi-
ty Health. The student
presented his program recent-
ly at the first European Con-
ference on Health Education,
a WHO gathering in Madrid,
attended by some 600 experts.
It was recommended that all
member countries implement
this program. Even par-
ticipants from East European
countries where official AIDS
figures are very low, re-
quested the program on the
In Israel recently, one of the
greatest attractions was the
24th Annual Flower Show in
Haifa. It was the largest such
show ever held in Israel not on-
ly because of the number of
flowers, but because of the
participating countries and
spectators. More than one
million blooms were on display
from 27 countries, including
Africa and Latin American
Israel's largest swimming
pool was opened to the public
recently in the Eshkol Na-
tional Park in the western
Negev. It can accommodate
1,400 bathers. The park was
established by the Jewish Na-
tional Fund, and includes a
large fish pond, a wild flower
display and restored ar-
cheological finds. Expansion
plans include a lake for boating
and fishing. This area used to
look like one of the less
welcoming parts of the
The cancer of anti-Jewish
hate literature permeates the
Arab world ana the spillover
has spread throughout the
non-Arab world as well, from
domestic Malaysian politics to
contemporary Japanese
literature to college campuses
in America. The Simon
Wiesenthal Center urges in-
tensified efforts to influence
world decision makers to con-
front this menacing issue.
Egyptian President Mubarak
is coming to the U.S. soon. His
public condemnation of the
growing wave of anti-Jewish
literature in his country can go
a long way in subverting their
influence, and will also show
his desire to carry out the
Camp David Accords which
call for both sides to "strive to
cultivate mutual trust and
understanding and refrain
from hostile propaganda."
Random Thoughts
Continued from Page 5
dy gently pushed him out the
front door and thought that he
was probably glad to get away
from such a confused old lady.
She then called the police
who came and told her that she
was really lucky because her
screen and window had been
jimmied professionally. The
fact that she did not scream or
threaten him was probably the
reason he left peacefully.
Teddy originally went to
Arizona because Far
Rockaway was not a proper
area in which to live. Now she
has locks on every door and
window and is literally a part-
time prisoner in an affluent
retirement community.
There must be a moral or a
message somewhere in this
story. Senior citizens, it would
seem, are the unlawful prey of
thieves, junkies and
degenerates. Aren't older peo-
ple entitled to privacy, and
when will they feel secure in
their own little corner of the
world? When will these in-
dignities stop? Why isn't more
being done to insure personal
safety? This time it was my
cousin Teddy next time it
might be someone you know.
Oh, yes, a final note. After
the excitement had died down,
Teddy discovered that he had
taken her gold Chai from the
dresser top. But as she said,
"Better my Chai than my life!
Now I know that God must
surely love me!"
Continued from Page 3
Honorary Board of Directors
were installed.
As part of Staff Apprecia-
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recognized for 5 years of ser-
vice to the school and Deborah
Dean, school secretary, was
honored for 10 years with the
Joan Tochner was the reci-
pient of the Ner Tarn id Award,
presented by outgoing Presi-
dent, Dr. Arthur Virshup, for
her many years of service and
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Helen Hoffman shares a moment in a woodworking class
with an Ethiopian student at the Youth Aliyah Village, Netiv
Helen Hoffman and Alan L. Shulman listen
to members of Moshav Lachish in the nor-
thern Negev discuss their successful
agriculture production which specializes in
Thompson seedless grapes, mainly for the
domestic market.
Allocating Campaign Funds: Overseas Needs Seen First-Hand
There are never enough
dollars to do everything that
has to be done in the Jewish
community, according to
Helen Hoffman, Chairman of
the Budget and Allocations
Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County. Upon returning from
a recent National United
Jewish Apeal Allocations Com-
mittee Mission to Israel, she
said, "When you see the
tremendous needs overseas
and in Israel and the dollars
that are available, you wish
you could double the amount."
The Budget and Allocations
Committee is in the midst of
reviewing the requests for
funds from local, national and
overseas agencies in order to
determine the Federation's
1987-88 allocations. Tradi-
tionally the largest percentage
of the monies allocated has
gone to the United Jewish Ap-
peal for Israel and overseas
Alan L. Shulman, Chairman
of National UJA Allocations
Committee and a leader in the
Palm Beach Jewish communi-
ty, led this mission to Israel
comprised of 14 leaders involv-
ed with allocations from com-
munities around the country.
The mission fostered a greater
awareness not only of the
needs in Israel, but of the
critical role that American
diaspora must assume by way
of its responsibility in helping
to meet those needs, according
to Mr. Shulman.
By actually seeing where the
monies are spent, mission par-
ticipants become spokesmen
for the needs of the people in
Israel and worldwide Jewry in
their communities. "Only
through these kinds of ex-
periences do we have the op-
portunity to involve more and
more people in determining an
equitable distribution of
funds," he said.
This intensive 13-day trip
gave participants a chance to
meet the people in Israel and
Morocco who directly benefit
from the programs and ser-
vices funded by UJA. These
range from social services to
the aged, to the absorption of
new immigrants, to Youth
Aliyah schools, and much
Many of these experiences
touched Mrs. Hoffman deeply.
"The Jewish community of
Morocco that was once
300,000 strong has now
dwindled to 10,000. In con-
trast to the many old people
with diseases that I saw living
on the streets in Marikkesh, I
visited with elderly Jews at a
home for the aged who are liv-
ing out their lives in dignity.
Seeing the Joint Distribution
Committee administer pro-
grams such as these for the
Jewish community there and,
additionally, observing that
the children in Morocco were
getting a decent education for
the future, were poignant
moments for me."
Mrs. Hoffman spent six days
in Israel visiting the Jewish
Agency, moshavim in the nor-
thern Negev, a JDC facility for
retarded children and adults, a
home for the aged, Project
Renewal sites, absorption
centers, and Youth Aliyah
villages, among others.
She learned that children i
the Youth Aliyah prograi
come from disenfranchised
backgrounds, broken homes,
and many from Project
Renewal areas. "The schools
strive to build the youngster's
self-respect and equip them for
a productive life in society,"
Mrs. Hoffman said.
Ethiopian youngsters also
are helped by this program,
but on a smaller scale. Mrs.
Hoffman heard Dr. Eli Amir,
Director General for Youth
Aliyah in the Jewish Agency,
report that there are only 100
Ethiopian children in the
Youth Aliyah system and that
room for 300 to 500 more was
urgently needed. However,
"budget constraints make it
impossible to accomodate
these children" she said.
Mrs. Hoffman also visited a
Youth Aliyah school, Netiv
Hama'aleh, operated by
Hassidim. She was very im-
pressed by the dedication and
affection the director, Rabbi
Aharon Cohen, gave to the
boys under his care. "Illiterate
children are being taught to
read which elevates their self-
esteem. They presented each
of us with a beautiful book
they made about their school.
Seeing the love and the
unbelievable devotion of the
administration and staff to the
children was the most moving
experience I've had. It makes
you want to do anything you
can for them," Mrs. Hoffman
Although Alan Shulman has
been to Israel numerous times
to meet with officials and the
people of Israel, he is always
deeply affected by his interac-
tion with new immigrants. He
and the mission participants
had dinner with four newly ar-
rived couples who had made
aliyah to Israel within the past
six months. "They were all
relatively young people who
came from Argentina,
England, Rumania, and the
Soviet Union. What it
crystalized in my mind was
Continued on Page 11
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 29, 1987
Student Leaders Honored
Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center, through a Federal
Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act, funded by
Gulf stream Area Agency on Aging, provides a variety of ser-
vices to persons 60 years or older, along with interesting and
entertaining educational and recreational programs. All
senior activities are conducted in compliance with Title VI of
the Civil Rights Act.
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
staff are helpful and gracious.
Diners enjoy meeting and
eating together each day.
There is no fee, but contribu-
tions are requested. Reserva-
tions must be made, so please
call either Carol or Lillian at
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
adults. Call Carol for informa-
tion at 689-7703.
Transportation is available
in our designated area for per-
sons 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transportation, 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 snare. 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
Transportation Department,
between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Provides instructors for
various classes at the Jewish
Community Center. Classes
will not meet during the sum-
Junior College provides in-
structors at the Jewish Com-
munity Center. There are no
fees for these classes but par-
ticipation is encouraged to
make contributions at the
HOME. Thursdays at 9:30
MEMORY" This is an eight
(8) week session SORRY,
MUSIC" Wednesdays at
1:15 p.m.
June 3 NO CLASS.
June 10 Great Singers of
the Opera, past and present.
June 17 Israeli, American
and European Folk Songs.
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
days at 2 p.m. Reservations
can be made for lunch befoe
this program (at 1:15) by call-
ing Ruth at 689-7703.
Thursday of each month.
PLUS PEOPLE! Call for ap-
pointment or information.
third Wednesdays every
month at 1:30 p.m., by
Gert Friedman, Health Educa-
tion Specialist. Thursday, June
11 at 2 p.m.
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.
Wednesdays from 9:30 to
11:30 a.m., starting June 10.
Learn the basic shapes of
drawing, how to train your eye
and interpret. Registration
limited. There will be six ses-
sions of two hours each.
FEE: $15 for JCC Members.
$18 for non-members. Call
Ruth at 689-7703 for
Volunteers are always need-
ed at the Jewish Community
Center. We have a full summer
program and it is a great time
to join us. We always need peo-
ple to work with us in the
Kosher Meal Program, for
mailings and for our new ex-
citing programs.
No Injuries
Or Damage
explosive charge detonated in
a trash bin in Kfar Saba Sun-
day morning causing no in-
juries or damage. Several
Arabs were detained for ques-
tioning. Kfar Saba is adjacent
to the Arab town of Kalkilya
just across the demarcation
line in the West Bank, where
tensions have run high lately
between Jewish settlers and
the Arab populace.
On April 23, under the joint
auspices of Century Unit of
B'nai B'rith and the School
Board of Palm Beach County,
37 students from 36 schools
were honored at the Eighth
Annual Student Leadership
Award Luncheon at the Royce
In recognition of their
leadership qualities,
wholesome interpersonal rela-
tionships, attitudes of mutual
respect with persons of dif-
ferent racial and religious
backgrounds and above
average scholastic achieve-
ment, each honoree received a
framed Century Unit B'nai
B'rith Citation with his or her
name inscribed in calligraphy.
The citations were presented
by North Area Superintendent
Herbert Bridwell and School
Board Chairman Hugh Mac-
Millan, Jr.
The continuing relationship
with the financial sponsors of
the luncheon The First
Federal Savings and Loan
Association of the Palm
Beaches and the NCNB Na-
tional Bank of Florida made
this positive community event
Highlights of the luncheon,
to which the parents of the
honorees and the 36 school
principals were also invited, in-
cluded the messages from Jen-
nifer Meir who spoke for the
students, from Martha
Musgrove, a Miami Herald
editorial writer, who spoke for
the parents, and from Mary
Browne who spoke as an
original honoree in 1980.
Jennifer spoke of her delight
in being named an honoree,
her mother's smiling approval
and what it meant for her self-
confidence and thoughts about
the future.
Mrs. Musgrove, in addition
to thanking B'nai B'rith for
recognizing constructive stu-
dent attitudes and
achievements, stressed the
values to young people of hav-
ing such recognition come
At the Florida State Conven-
tion of the B'nai B'rith held
at the Eden Roc Hotel in
Miami Beach April 25-27,
Stanley Shotz, Vice Presi-
dent, Palm Beach Council,
B'nai B'rith, was honored
and presented with two
awards. Mr. Shotz was nam-
ed the Outstanding Commit-
tee Chairman of the Florida
State Association of B'nai
B'rith. He is one of 28 State
Committee Chairmen in the
State of Florida and served
as the Florida State Commit-
tee Chairman for the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith Lodges. His second
award was presented by the
Florida State Association for
outstanding service to ADL.
This is the third consecutive
year that he has been given
this award.
publicly from community
groups other than the im-
mediate family.
Miss Browne traced her pro-
gress from Twin Lakes High
School through Michigan State
University, with a degree in
Communication, to her pre-
sent position on the staff at
Channel 5-TV. She came
across with the idea "You
can succeed in almost anything
you want to do if you work
hard at it."
Among other dignitaries
present, each of whom
delivered a short complimen-
tary statement to the honorees
were the following: Thomas
Mills, Superintendent of
Schools; Richard Reikenis,
Mayor of West Palm Beach;
Terry Rapaport, Aide to
Chairperson of the County
Commission Carol Roberts;
Randy Schultz, Managing
Editor of the Palm Beach Post;
Erie Scheller, Vice-President,
First Federal of the Palm
Beaches; Ronald A. Smith,
Vice-President and Senior
Credit Officer, NCNB Na-
tional Bank of Florida.
Century Unit participants in
the program were Herbert
Edelstein, who delivered the
invocation; Murray Weinman,
who keynoted the session with
his comments on B'nai B'rith
and the community, and Mor-
ris Keller, who summed up the
afternoon in his concluding
Entertainment was provided
by a choral ensemble, "Piz-
zazz" from Palm Beach
Gardens High School, under
its director, Steven Mosser,
who sang and danced through
several selections.
Iz Greenberg, who once
again chaired the project and
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Chairman of luncheon, Cen-
tury Lodge Past President
Isidore Greenberg and
Superintendent of Schools,
Palm Beach County, Thomas
Mills, at Eighth Annual Stu-
dent Leadership Award
MC'd the luncheon program,
says that the success of this
multi-faceted project came on-
ly through the wholehearted
cooperation of his committee:
Hannah Greenberg, Sophia
Greenberg, the late Victor
Duke, Herbert Edelstein,
Louis Greenstein, Morris
Keller, Sol Margolis, Herman
Tauber and Murray Weinman.
JCC News
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. For additional informa-
tion call Ann at the Center 689-7700.
On Saturday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. gather at Abbey Road
(Lake Worth Road, one mi. west of Jog) for a full evening
of dining and dancing.
Gather together Thursday, June 11, 5-7 p.m. at
Houlihan's in the Palm Beach Mall for the Happy Hour.
Donation: $1 plus own fare.
Meet Sunday, May 31, 2 p.m., at the Royal Poinciana
Playhouse in Palm Beach to enjoy a scenic stroll and "walk
up an appetite" together. At 4 p.m. non-walkers may join
the group at Toojay's (Royal Poinciana Plaza) for an early
Meet at Ben's Steakhouse (Congress Ave., one block So.
of 10 Ave. No., Lake Worth) on Friday, June 12, 5-7 p.m.,
to enjoy the Happy Hour. Donation: $1 plus own fare.
On Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m., get together at "The
Rapids (Military Tr. between Blue Heron Blvd. and 45 St.)
to enjoy an evening of miniature golf followed by a bite to
eat. Cost: $3.
SINGLE GROUP (30's AND 40's)
Meet on Tuesday, June 9, 6:30 p.m., to enjoy a French
dining experience at Chez Moustache (1659 Forum PI., cor-
ner of Congress and Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.) at Early Bird
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches in-
vites Singles of all ages to attend a Shabbat Service
together on Friday, June 5 at 9:15 p.m. at Temple Beth El,
2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach to be followed by
an Oneg Shabbat.
For more information, call the JCC at 689-7700.

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Friday, May 29, J987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Local Leaders Visit Israel
Participate In CJF Board Institute And PR Budget Consultations

One hundred leaders of the
American Jewish community
attended the Council of Jewish
Federations' Board Institute
held this past February in
Jerusalem to strengthen the
bond between Jewish Federa-
tion leadership and Israelis in
different sectors of society.
The participants had an oppor-
tunity to learn about Israel and
its people in greater depth and
to share with Israeli leaders
the concepts of North
American volunteer-led com-
munity organizations.
Erwin Blonder, President of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, took part in
this inaugural conference.
"We met with President Her-
zog, Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres, Jerusalem Mayor Ted-
dy Kolleck, and Natan Sharan-
sky. In addition we spoke with
other leaders in government,
media and academia, social
agency professional and
volunteer leadership, and with
young North American
volunteers working in OTZMA
(a Federation sponsored
volunteer program in Israel)."
According to Mr. Blonder,
this people to people dialogue
gave him a different perspec-
tive of Israeli life. "It is uplif-
ting to be in Israel. We had a
great briefing on the latest
issues but, at the same time,
we realized that Israelis are
able to make a fruitful life for
themselves, even though they
are on the firing line all the
At'the briefings, two main
issues were discussed which in-
volved a difference of opinion
between the American com-
munity and Israel, Mr.
Blonder noted. "On Soviet
emigration, Israel feels that all
Russian Jews who are allowed
to leave should go to Israel and
not to other parts of the world.
The American point of view
favors freedom of choice for
the Soviet emigrees' ultimate
However, the Americans
had a greater understanding
of the Israeli viewpoint after
hearing the reasons for their
position. "Israel believes that
Jews are allowed to leave the
Soviet Union only because the
State of Israel exists. This
legal basis under which they
can emigrate is due to the
Soviets declaring in 1967 that
Jews are a nationality and
Israel is their homeland."
On the issue of aliyah, Israel
recognizes that the immigra-
tion of American Jews is
dwindling and they are pro-
ceeding pragmatically in deal-
ing with the situation, Mr.
Blonder said. "As an alter-
native, they want us to send
our children to live and work in
Israel for a period of time so
that they will gain a greater
empathy for the Jewish
While in Israel to attend the
CJF Board Leadership Con-
ference, Mr. Blonder, along
with Jeanne Levy, General
Chairman of the 1987 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign; H. Irwin Levy,
member of the Board of Gover-
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Erwin Blonder makes friends with a
youngster at the Jeanne and Irwin Levy Day
Care Center in Giora.
and Jeffrey L. Klein, Federa-
tion Executive Director, par-
ticipated in the yearly budget
consultations with the com-
munity committees from Giora
and Gil Amal, this corn-
munity's Project
"It was a most uplifting
day," Mr. Blonder said of his
tour of the neighborhoods
preceding the budget consulta-
tions. He Was impressed by the
outstanding dedication of the
staff at the Jeanne and Irwin
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 29, 1987
Twenty Years After Reunification Of
Jerusalem, Invisible Barriers Remain
Former ZOA Leader Dies
The 20th anniversary of the
reunification of Jerusalem
was celebrated on May 27. On
the equivalent Hebrew date in
1967, Israelis, euphoric over
their stunning victories in the
Six-Day War, saw their capital
city whole for the first time.
So it has remained during
the past two decades, united
physically and politically. The
barriers and barbed wire
which once separated west
Jerusalem from the Arab
(Jordanian)-controlled east
Jerusalem have long been
removed. Urban planners have
been busy integrating the two
parts of the city, and architec-
turally they nave achieved
much success.
remain, all the more
troublesome to contemplate
because they seem to be
hardening, becoming more in-
tractable. They separate Arab
from Jew. And even more
ominous, there is an increasing
polarization among Jews with
grave portents for the future
of the city.
Jews and Arabs meet daily
here but are as far apart as
they were 20 years ago. A road
runs from the Jerusalem City
Hall in the west to Damascus
Gate and the Rockefeller
Museum in the east a few
minutes' walk but between
different worlds.
The majority of the popula-
tion Jews and Arabs may
wish to coexist peacefully. But
political, cultural and social
differences work against
them. Add to that the frequent
incidents of terrorism and
A bomb explodes in a busy
street or on a crowded bus.
An Arab stabs a Jew on
the way home from prayers at
the Western Wall.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews stone
Sabbath motorists or threaten
a Jewish restaurant open on
THE DELICATE structure
of coexistence collapses.
Arabs and Jews live
together within the perimeters
of the city, but they don't com-
municate. Each morning, hun-
dreds of young Arabs pour into
western Jerusalem to work at
construction sites; in the kit-
chens of restaurants, to mop
floors and make beds at the
hotels. But there is no social
intercourse between them and
the Jews they encounter on
the job.
Political theorists have said
the Israeli and West Bank
economies are so intertwined
as to obviate any future
political changes. But it is not
a true economic partnership
because the Israeli economy
relies heavily on low-wage
Arab labor from the ad-
ministered territories.
There is no economic in-
tegration here. Very few
businesses are run jointly by
Jews and Arabs. Economic
ties here too are based on
Arabs offering cheap labor and
the Israeli economy "expor-
ting" goods to the Arab sector.
AT NIGHTFALL, the busy
alleys of the Old city become
deserted. The shops on Saladin
Street, the main shopping
center in East Jerusalem, are
shut behind iron gates. Few
Arabs dare venture into
western Jerusalem for fear
they may be stopped and ques-
tioned by tough border police,
possibly arrested on some
vague suspicion.
Secular and religious Jews in
the city are not much closer.
The fight over Sabbath obser-
vances is far from over. The
steadily increasing religious
population insists that as long
as traffic is permitted on the
Sabbath, as long as one Jewish
restaurant is allowed to
operate, as long as swimming
pools are not segregated by
sex and more money is not
allocated by the municipality
Continued on Page 22
Peres, Dubinin Meet
Continued from Page 1
the World Jewish Congress.
bassador told me that Moscow
is interested in reaching peace
in the Mideast and that they
want to play a positive role in
the peace process," Peres said
about his conversation with
"The Ambassador." Peres
continued, "said that the
whole world and the Mideast
need peace. He noted that a
new era is underway in the
Soviet Union, under the
leadership of Mikhail Gor-
bachev, and that the change in
the Soviet Union's policies also
applies to the Mideast."
The Soviet Ambassador told
the Foreign Minister that the
Kremlin does not intend to ar-
Local Leaders
Continued from Page 9
Levy Day Care Center in
Giora. "Their love for the
children is clearly visible."
Through enrichment programs
at the Day Care Center, as
well as those at the Michael C.
Burrows Early Childhood
Center, children are being
given a head start in life, he
Another success of the Pro-
ject Renewal effort has been
the enrollment in higher
education by high school
graduates. Five years ago, ac-
cording to Mr. Blonder, hardly
any of the teen-agers went on
to higher education. "Now, as
a result of their participation
in supplemental educational
and social programs, 50 are at-
tending post-high school
education classes."
At the Senior Citizen
Center, he met some of the
elderly who had worked on a
tapestry which has been
presented to the residents of
the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center. "The Senior Citizen
Center provides a place for the
elderly, many well over 80, to
socialize and participate in ac-
tivities which have enriched
their lives and given them in-
creased self-esteem,"
Blonder said.
Jeanne Levy, who has been
personally involved in Hod
Hasharon for the last five
years, has seen a growing
maturity of those members of
the Project Renewal
neighborhoods who have par-
ticipated in the annual budget
consultation meetings over the
years. "They now decide their
priorities for themselves and
have taken over their own
destiny. Before, there was
much more input from our
rive at an imposed solution to
the Arab-Israeli conflict. "I
told him that if the Soviet
Union wants to take part in an
international conference they
must come with satisfactory
answers to Israel's requests,"
Peres said.
HE WAS alluding to Israel's
demands that the Soviet Union
restore its diplomatic relations
with Israel, which were
severed during the 1967 Six-
Day War, and that Jews in
large numbers be allowed to
emigrate from the Soviet
Peres said he asked that
Soviet Jews be allowed to im-
migrate to Israel via direct
flights from Moscow to Tel
The Foreign Minister, who
described the entire meeting
with Dubinin as "high quality
and very interesting," said,
however, that as far as he is
concerned, "The Soviet Union
is still not ready to participate
in an international con-
ference." He said that no fur-
ther meetings were scheduled
between him and the Soviet
ASKED TO sum up the
American position on the issue
of an international conference,
following his two meetings
with Secretary of State
George Shultz, Peres said:
"The Americans, like me,
understand that the only way
to reach direct negotiations
community, and now there is (^tween Israel and the Arabs)
very little Five years ago we throu*h corndor of
would decide which programs
would be funded and which
physical structures would be
built. Now all the buildings are
almost completed and the pro-
grams are being turned over to
the municipality to operate."
Mr. Blonder credited the
people to people aspect of Pro-
ject Renewal for its success.
"It was a pleasure to see the
results of our financial and
personal involvement. We
must insure that the programs
we have started with the peo-
ple of Giora and Gil Amal will
be carried on even after our in-
itial five year commitment is
international conference. But
they do not want to interfere
in internal Israeli matters."
Peres said that new elections
are the only solution to the
political stalemate in Israel
over the issue of an interna-
tional conference. He added,
however, that he does not
believe in a "narrow govern-
ment" and does not think,
therefore, that Labor has to
quit the unity coalition govern-
ment with Likud. "In the pre-
sent situation, the only way
out is new elections," Peres
said. "We will continue the
struggle until we get a majori-
ty for a new election."
Saul Spiro, World War II Ex-
ecutive Director of the Zionist
Organization of America, died
on May 14, 1987 at the age of
81. He is remembered for
organizing the meetings with
President Roosevelt in which
Jewish leadership pressed for
the bombing of Nazi
deathcamps and tor his tireless
preparation of the case for
Jewish statehood at the United
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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.
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TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
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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. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Saturday morning 10
a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantor Peter
Taormina. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall, 4000 Washington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rabbi
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5849
Okeechobee Blvd., No. 201. West Palm Beach, FL 33417. Phone


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Temple Beth David
Preschool announces registra-
tion for their summer camp
program, "Camp Beth David.'
Children ages two through
four (toilet-trained only) are in-
vited to sign up for a summer
of "fun in the sun" including
arts and crafts, nature ex-
ploration, water play, cooking,
music, and dance. Theme days
will be highlights of each ses-
sion. There will be three ses-
sions, each two weeks long and
hours Monday through Friday
will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Campers will bring bag dairy
lunches each day except on
"special lunch" days.
For further information and
registration call Temple office.
On Friday, May 29, Temple
will celebrate the Service of
Confirmation. The following
young people will be confirm-
ed: Jeffrey Albert Goldmuncz,
Allison Lori Kapner, Rachel
Tamar Shapiro, David Isaac
Szmukler, Stacey Ellen
Rabbi Howard Shapiro will
conduct the service. Cantor
Peter Taormina will lead the
congregation in songs. Ser-
vices will begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited.
On Wednesday morning
June 3 at 10 a.m. Temple
Israel will celebrate the Holi-
day of Shavuot, Rabbi Howard
Shapiro will conduct the
Candle Lighting Time
May 29 7:48 p.m.
June 5 7:52 p.m.
Memorial Service For Victor Duke
A memorial service for community leader Duke, who
died May 11 in West Palm Beach, has been set for Mon-
day, June 1, 1 p.m., at Congregation Anshei Sholom,
5348 Grove Street, West Palm Beach. For more informa-
tion contact the temple office 684-3212.
Istanbul Synagogue Reopens
Michael Klein
Jason Lichtstein
Bar Mitzvah
Michael David Klein, son of
Dr. Harvey and Marilyn Klein
of Wellington, was called to
the Torah on Saturday, May
23, at Temple Beth Torah.
Rabbi Steven Westman and
Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum
Michael is a seventh grade
student at Crestwood Middle
School. A member of the Na-
tional Junior Honor Society,
he plays mathematics and
social studies academic games,
representing his school, and
will be honored this summer at
Duke University for his
academic acheivements. He is
active in his Temple Youth
Group and enjoys computers,
basketball and airplanes.
Michael was twinned with
Stanislau Gorshunsky of
Kharkov in USSR, who was
denied his freedom to be called
to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
Jason Samuel Lichtstein,
son of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel
Lichtstein of Palm Beach
Gardens, will be called to the
Torah on Saturday, July 4 at
the Western Wall, Jerusalem,
On Friday, June 12, Jason
will conduct Shabbat Services
at Temple Beth David, Palm
Beach Gardens, in honor of his
Bar Mitzvah in Israel. Rabbi
William Marder and Cantor
Earl Rackoff will officiate.
Jason is a seventh grade stu-
dent at Howell Watkins Junior
High School, where he is a
member of the National Junior
Honor Society. He is involved
with basketball, computers,
baseball, and the Temple
Youth Group. He will be twin-
ned with Van Appelbaum of
the USSR, son of Yakov and
Valentine Appelbaum, who
has been denied his Jewish
Jonathan Peter Abel, son of
Ms. Marijo Abel of Jupiter will
be called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on Friday, June 5, at
Temple Israel, West Palm
Beach. Rabbi Howard Shapiro
will officiate.
Jonathan attends Howell
Watkins Junior High and is a
member of the science and
photography clubs. He enjoys
tennis, racquetball, swimming
and computers.
Sharing in the simcha will be
his grandmother, Anne Abel of
Neve Shalom Synagogue, the
scene of havoc where ter-
rorists murdered 22 worship-
pers last September, has been
reopened, the World Jewish
Congress reported here.
The Chief Rabbinate of
Turkey informed the WJC that
the synagogue resumed ser-
vices with special prayers and
a ceremony on May 20 which
was attended by the Turkish
Minister of Interior and other
local government officials.
WJC representatives were in
Last September 6, two at-
tackers, spraying machine gun
fire and hurling hand
grenades, murdered 22 wor-
shippers at Sabbath services
and turned the elegant
synagogue into a charred and
blood-stained slaughterhouse.
Several investigative accounts
placed responsibility for the
massacre on the Abu Nidal
Palestinian terrorist group.
Work on restoring the in-
terior, which ironically had
undergone renovation just
before the terrorist attack, has
now been completed at this,
Istanbul's largest synagogue,
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whose name means "Oasis of
Turkey's 22,000 Jews have
been relatively well treated
over the centuries in a country
in which 99 percent of its peo-
ple are Moslems. A memorial
service held after the massacre
last September in Istanbul was
attended by Jewish communal
figures from around the world.
"The reopening of the
synagogue symbolizes the
courage of the Turkish Jewish
community and their deter-
mination, along with all free
peoples, to overcome the ter-
rorist menace to civilized
society," the WJC stated.
Overseas Needs
Continued from Page 7
that our support for immigra-
tion and absorption was not an
act of charity but rather an act
of nation building. That is the
historic role that we in the
Diaspora presently play in the
destiny of our people."
Both Ms. Hoffman and Mr.
Shulman's first-hand ex-
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of overseas Jewry will greatly
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Israel Looks Ahead
The Reality Principle
(Part Five
Of A Five-Part Series)
Israelis pride themselves on
being realists, on understan-
ding the reality principle. But
recently the country has suf-
fered from several unexpected
developments that have
traumatized many Israelis.
The developments the
Jonathan Pollard spy case,
Premier Yitzhak Shamir's urg-
ings that the U.S. end the
refugee status of Soviet Jews
who are allowed to leave, and
the case of John Demjanjuk
are unrelated. But each one,
unfolding at the same time,
has combined to induce a level
of anxiety in the national
psyche by revealing the extent
to which Israel remains
vulnerable to the forces of
Israelis were dismayed at
the inept and doltish ways in
which their government tried
to extricate itself from what it
insisted was a "rogue opera-
tion" by Pollard, without any
authorization from the govern-
ment. Israelis across the
political board agreed that
Pollard was a "mizkain" (poor
soul) who got caught in an il-
legal operation but deserved
some punishment, along with
those in Israel who had elicited
his help.
But what really upset
Israelis was the life sentence
Pollard got. Many felt that the
punishment didn't fit the
crime. After all, they contend-
ed, Pollard did not spy for an
enemy country and did not
pass on any intelligence
secrets that could compromise
or endanger American na-
tional security.
Pollard ostensibly passed on
data to Israel dealing with
nerve gas in the hands of the
Iraqis and Syrians, armed
strength of Arab countries,
Soviet fleet movements, status
of nuclear weapons being built
by Pakistan with Saudi, Li-
byan and other Arab funds,
and PLO-planned activities
against Israel. This informa-
tion was allegedly withheld
from Israel by U.S. in-
telligence sources despite the
U.S.-Israel Exchange of In-
telligence Agreement of 1983.
Israelis felt that Pollard's
life sentence was more of a
message to Israel than a
deserved punishment. Private-
ly, and eventually publicly,
Israelis said the message was
that Israel should not strive
for a level of arms self-
sufficiency that would make it
relatively independent of
American arms supplies and
not to undertake any
Oitous military actions
on Pollard's intelligence
data which might embarrass
the U.S. or compromise its in-
terests in the Mideast.
Self-sufficiency in arms pro-
duction would mean the loss of
millions of dollars in sales by
U.S. arms-producing in-
dustries, Israelis pointed out.
They noted, for example, that
Israel's success in manufactur-
ing its own Lavi fighter plane
prompted the U.S. to pressure
Israel to forego further pro-
duction in favor of buying
American fighter planes.
Some Israelis felt that
Pollard was caught in a
"sting" operation to provide
some elements in the Reagan
Administration and Congress
with a rationale for selling
highly sophisticated weapons
to Arab countries, a gesture
that would not go
Samuel Winston, an interna-
tional trustee of the Jaffee
Center for Strategic Studies at
Tel Aviv University, wrote a
paper in which he stated:
"Consider the fact3. State-of-
the-art weapons and ammuni-
tion worth $600 million are
currently being offered for
sale to Saudi Arabia, including
13 Blackhawk troop transport
helicopters, 15 Bell 406 chop-
pers armed for ground attack
with machineguns, rockets and
anti-tank missiles, and elec-
tronic countermeasures
(ECM's) to enhance the 170
Saudi F-5s and F-15s. Also,
the Administration plans sales
of high-penetration, super-
hard anti-tank shells from
depleted uranium to Saudi
Arabi, Egypt and Jordan."
Winston noted that Sen.
Arlen Specter (R. Pa.) has
warned that this ammunition
has not been sold previously to
any foreign country and could
jeopardize the deterrent
abilities of Israel.
Shamir's request of the
Reagan Administration that it
end the refugee status of
Soviet Jews dismayed Israelis
across the political spectrum.
It also intensified their am-
bivalence toward Soviet Jews
for immigrating to countries
other than Israel once they
leave the Soviet Union
At issue was not simply
whether Soviet Jews had a
right to determine where they
wanted to live after leaving
the USSR, but that an Israeli
leader should appeal to a
"goyish" government to im-
pede the free movement of
Jews who had suffered for
their wish to leave.
It appeared to Israelis that
Shamir was acting in the man-
ner of the "shtadlanim" (court
Jews) in Europe before World
War II. They viewed it as of-
fensive for a Prime Minister of
Israel to ask the American
government to direct and en-
force the movement of Jews
who did not find Israel an at-
tractive place to go to.
Eliahu Salpeter, writing in
Haaretz, stated that the pro-
blem of Soviet dropouts is
"first and foremost an Israeli,
and not an American one. The
problem is not that many Rus-
sian Jews want to emigrate to
America The problem is
that today only a tiny fraction
want to come to Israel. That is
our failure ..."
Salpeter continued by asser-
ting, "It is simply in-
conceivable that aliya to Israel
should be posed as a matter of
compulsion or punishment.
Israel is not a prison, and it
would be better if we stop
abasing ourselves with exer-
cises that only go to show that
Jews are not coming to Israel
of their own free will, but must
be forced to do so."
Louis Rapaport, writing in
The Jerusalem Post, noted
that Shamir's position and
those who agree with him is
that primary importance is be-
ing given to the destination of
Soviet Jews and not to getting
them out. But many Israelis
also observed that because the
dropout rate is so high, Israel
should not become a "travel
agency" for Soviet Jews who
only want to go to another
diaspora in the U.S.
A strange alliance coalesced
in the Knesset over the issue.
Both Mapam's Elazar Granot
and Shas' Shimon Ben-Shlomo
claimed that Shamir's position
endangered the emigration of
Soviet Jews. The Israel
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Israel Looks Forward
Continued from Page 13
government was not' the
government of the entire
Jewish people and had no right
to determine the fate of those
Jews who were not Israeli
citizens, both argued. "Don't
we have an obligation to help
all Jews in trouble?" Ben-
Shlomo asked.
But Avner Sciaki of the Na-
tional Religious Party express-
ed a view widely held in the
Knesset, that help was due
first and foremost and
perhaps exclusively to
Zionist Jews who wanted to
settle in Israel. Other con-
siderations emerged in the na-
tional debate on this issue.
How many Soviet Jews can
Israel realistically be expected
to absorb, given the precarious
economic situation of the coun-
try? Where will they be settl-
ed? Can the national budget be
restructured to meet a massive
influx without debilitating
other national needs and
goals? These same issues have
also confronted the recent
Ethiopian Jewish immigrants,
many of whom are still
awaiting answers and who in
the meantime have become
resentful and frustrated with
the government's
The Demjanjuk trial opened
many old wounds among
Israelis who suffered through
the Holocaust and opened the
eyes of many other Israelis
post-war sabras and Jews from
North Africa and Asia who
had only heard about or read
about the Holocaust.
During the first few days of
the trial in Jerusalem, few peo-
ple came to the small cour-
troom in Jerusalem. The initial
reaction was one of general in-
difference. And there were
questions in the minds of many
Israelis: how can we be certain
that Demjanjuk is really the
sadistic "Ivan the Terrible?"
What if he isn't and we've put
the wrong man on trial? What
effect would it have in fer-
reting out Nazis who are still
But a week after the trial
began, ever more Israelis
young and old, Holocaust sur-
vivors, sabras and Sephardim
began to attend the pro-
ceedings. To accommodate the
increasing numbers, swelled
by reports in the press, radio
and TV, the venue had to be
moved to larger quarters.
The appearance of young
sabras and North African and
Asian Jews at the trial added a
new dimension to the pro-
ceedings. Sabras had in the
past tended to feel that Euro-
pean Jews had not fought the
Nazis with the same kind of
zeal and determination they
themselves displayed against
the enemies of Israel. And
North African and Asian Jews
were only in the recent past
engaged in daubing anti-
Ashkenazi and Nazi-like
slogans on public buildings in
The evidence presented at
the trial by people who said
they were victimized by Dem-
janjuk, their stark testimony
of the wanton, savage and
pathological cruelty not only of
one man but of an entire
system of destruction seared
the hearts and minds of
The reality of barbarism was
no longer just in textbooks, in
history lessons, on the arms of
former concentration camp in-
mates, in words and phrases of
parents or grandparents. The
enormity of the crime and the
tragedy that had in the past
defied words was now nakedly
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Meanwhile, another source
of anxiety over the vulnerabili-
ty of Israel was that of
"yerida" (emigration from
Israel). Although this has been
going on for many years, this
phenomenon became ag-
gravated by the large number
of Soviet Jews who were drop-
ping out. Each evoked the
same question in the minds of
many Israelis: what's wrong
with our country that so many
are leaving and many others
are avoiding it?
Many Israelis concede that
yerida is a painful phenomenon
but say they don't know how to
stem the tide. Various reasons
are offered for the continuing
emigration: not enough hous-
ing for young couples, not
enough opportunities, the at-
traction of the U.S. as a land of
opportunity, anxiety about
Israel's besieged condition,
military service that disrupts
lives and businesses, inflation,
terrorism, loss of objectives,
and the loss of Zionist
Most Israelis who discuss
this problem tend to focus on
the fact that the idealistic
For many Israelis, Zionism pression of tzionut (signifv-
wa^an organizing principle to mg sermomzing). When AnJy
mobilize Jews to come to Warhol.toe Amencan pop ar-
PaJestine to build a State, but
no longer necessary to main-
tain it. Pragmatism has replac_
ed Zionism as the ideology of
Israel. The contributions of the
early pioneers and ideologists
have been neglected or
relegated to the dustbin of
history, or have become
nothing more than slogans,
shibboleths trotted out for ap-
propriate commemorations
and debates.
Talk of Zionist ideology is
usually greeted by younger
Israelis with the derisive ex-
tist and iconoclast, died
February, a group of sraelis
sat in a cafe in Jerusalem and
bemoaned his passing. Told
that the veteran Socialist
Zionist pioneer and one of the
founders of the State of Israel,
Meir Yaari, had also just died,
there was silence and blank
In the country that was
founded on the principles of
Zionism, the language of
Zionism is now seldom
understood or spoken.
JCDS To Hold Eleventh
Annual Graduation
It united-and frightened- breams and pioneering spirit
Israelis by driving home the that motivated the early
meaning of total vulnerability
and helplessness, of total
aloneness in the face of a
relentless behemoth. And it
reminded Israelis that the
world did little to help the vic-
tims at a time when help was
desperately needed. And
Israelis wondered: could this
"chalutzim" (pioneers) to
come to Palestine are gone.
The "dor hamidbar" (desert
generation) is no more. Many
blame the established political
parties for having failed to im-
bue a Zionist consciousness in
the minds of the new
Graduation exercises for the
8th grade of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School will take
place on Monday, June 8, 8
p.m. at the Day School. In
making the announcement,
Marvin S. Rosen, President,
said, "Graduation at the Day
School is a most festive and
important community event.
Nothing gives us more
pleasure than honoring our
young people for their many
Over 300 relatives, friends,
and other guests are expected
to attend as the 14 graduates
receive their diplomas. The
program will also include the
presentation of awards to the
graduates who have excelled
in the academic areas or have
exemplified true leadership,
character, integrity and school
spirit throughout their years
at the JCDS.
The keynote speaker for the
evening will be Irving Salins, a
long-time supporter and
benefactor of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School.
The school is located at 5801
Parker Avenue, West Palm
Beach. For more information
call the school, 585-2227.
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Women's Division Campaign
Continued from Page 1
plays an important role in
Federation in developing a
growing sense of communal
unity, providing community-
wide education, and reaching
out to all segments of the com-
munity to involve new people.
Praising their outstanding
leadership development pro-
gram, Mr. Blonder said,
"Women's Division has
developed exceptional leader-
ship and has provided Federa-
tion with some very capable
Mr. Blonder presented
outgoing President Mollie Fit-
terman with a Presidential
Certificate from the Council of
Jewish Federations and a
Presidential pin for her
devoted efforts on behalf of
Women's Division over the
past two years.
As one of the concluding acts
of her presidency, Mrs. Fitter-
man honored three outgoing
Vice Presidents and presented
them with Judaic sculpture
awards for their dedicated
work on behalf of Women's
Division. Receiving the awards
Jewish Federation President Erwin Blonder reads the in-
scription on the Presidential Certificate from the Council of
Jewish Federations before presenting it to outgoing
Women's Division President Mollie Fitterman at the Awards *KwU rat,n Lancheon Chairwoman Carole Klein
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paign Vice President; Zelda
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Ellen Rampell, Business and
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Not present to receive their
awards were Jewish Women's
Assembly Co-Chairwomen Ina
Baron and Esther Szmukler.
Israeli Military Officials
Predict Renewed
Attacks From Lebanon
Israeli newspapers quoted
senior military sources earlier
this month who predicted an
escalation of attacks and at-
tempted hostage-taking by ter-
rorist groups operating in
According to the sources, a
group known as the Salvation
Front will try to seize hostages
for bargaining purposes. It
does not want to lag behind the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion which carried out the two
most recent attempts, the
sources said. They also
predicted new attempts to in-
filtrate Israel by sea and more
Katyusha rocket attacks on
Israel territory.
A report in Haaretz offered
a breakdown of the principal
terrorist and guerrilla groups
active in Lebanon. The Palesti-
nian organizations have 10,000
fighters at their disposal scat-
tered throughout the country.
The largest is Yasir Arafat's
El Fatah, with 4,000 armed
Haaretz said some 3,000 ter-
rorists operate in the Sidon
area, including 2,500 Arafat
loyalists. Another 2,500 ter-
rorists are in the Beirut area,
including 1,500 members of El
There are 500 terrorists in
Tyre, including 150 Fatah; 700
in the Tripoli area; and 1,500
in the Bekaa Valley in eastern
Lebanon, all members of the
Salvation Front Haaretz
According to the report, a
Palestinian with military ex-
perience who enlists in El
Fatah is paid 6,000 Lebanese
Pounds a month (about $300).
Members of the various
Palestinian militias received
$100 a month.
The mainstream Shiite
Moslem military organization
is Amal, which has between
5,000-6,000 fighters in South
Lebanon, Haaretz reported.
Several hundred more Amal
figthters operate in the Beirut
area, mainly in the Moslem
western part of the city, they
have between 25-30 'Soviet-
made T-54 tanks supplied by
the Syrian army.
Hezbullah, the pro-Iranian
or Iranian-backed extremist
Shiite force, has between
2,000-3,000 fighters with
military training. Hezbullah
has no central command. Its
attacks are initiated by local
headquarters, but all are ap-
proved by the Iranian-inspired
religious-political leadership
which includes Abas Musani,
Ibrahim Abdallah and Sheikh
Fadallah Haaretz reported.
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Dor; and Alice Zipkin, Pacesetters. Stan-
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Ben-Gurion Street
(JTA) The City Council has
renamed a local road David
Ben-Gurion Street through
June 3 in honor of the 100th
anniversary of the birth of
Israel's founding Premier. The
action was in response to a re-
quest by the Jewish Communi-
ty Council.
Full Time Bal Korei needed at
Golden Lakes Temple, West
Palm Beach.
Call Temple Office, 689-9430
before noon.
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v. ;
Rishona Chapter will hold a weekend, Friday, May 29 to
Monday, June 1 at the Tarleton Hotel, Miami Beach. Meals,
all gratuities, shows, dancing and cocktail party are includ-
ed. All proceeds will go towards charitable orphan and
needy children's projects.
Lucerne Lodge No. 3132 announces their June 7, Sun-
day meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Finnish Club Hall on Lehto
Lane (off Melaleuca between Military and Kirk) Traditional
Bagel-Lox Cream Cheese breakfast will be served.
The Subject will be a presentation of the current pro-
blems confronting the refuseniks, emigres and the
persecuted Soviet Jewry.
Tel Aviv Unit No. 5354 will hold its next meeting on
Monday, June 1 at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 314
North "A" Street, Lake Worth. A video presentation of
Jerusalem, narrated by Elie Wiesel, will be shown.
Hadassah Associates Chapter installed the following of-
ficers at a recent meeting: President, Saul Turbowitz; Vice
President, Max Goldmintz; Recording Secretary, Irving
Coler; Corresponding Secretary, Sam Nicholson;
Treasurer, Milton Klein.
Shalom W. Palm Beach coming events:
A repeat shopping trip in June to Bayside Market Place,
Miami. For details and reservations, Lillian Schack or
Florence Siegel.
July 12-15, 73rd National Convention of Hadassah,
Baltimore, Md. Details: Helen Nussbaum.
Sept. 10, "La Cage," Theatre of Performing Arts,
(limited tickets). Call Lillian Schack.
Nov. 25 through 29. Reserve now for an outstanding
Thanksgiving weekend at Caribbean Hotel (kosher), Miami
Beach. Details and reservations: Lillian Schack or Sarah
Tamar Royal Palm Beach Chapter closing the season
with a rummage sale on Sunday, May 31, 8:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. at the home of Ruth Patron, Royal Palm Beach. (In
case of rain, and for leftovers the following Sunday).
Tikvah announces the following Officers to be elected.
President, Jennie Schuman; Vice Presidents: Education,
Lillian Newman, Fund-Raising, Florence Steckman,
Membership, Miriam Kamelhar, Program, Mardy
Mendelowitz; Treasurer, Frances Rose; Financial
Secretaries, Dianne Plattner and Kay Cappel; Recording
Secretary, Sylvia Eiss; Board Secretary, Gertrude Savith.
The West Boynton Chapter is having a Chinese Lun-
cheon and Card Party at Sun Chong Restaurant on Mon-
day, June 8, at noon.
Yovel members and guests will join in the Gala Benefit
Cruise, Jewish Community Center on Sunday, June 7,
aboard the M/S Viking Princess. The one-day champagne
Brunch cruise leaves the Port of Palm Beach at 11 a.m. and
returns at 7 p.m.
Coming attractions:
Sunday, July 12, "Unsinkable Molly Brown" show and
champagne lunch at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre.
Nov. 4, Wednesday matinee, lunch and show "On Your
Toes" at the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre (Boca Raton).
Wednesday, Jan. 6, matinee and lunch, "Funny Girl" at
the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre (Boca Raton). Transporta-
tion is included in the price for each show.
Dec. 17-20 (four days/three nights) at the Regency Spa in
Miami Beach. One price includes transportation, entertain-
ment, massages, and three meals a day. Rooms are limited.
Reserve early.
Theodore Herzl Club will meet on June 4, 1 p.m. at the
Lake Worth Shuffleboard Courts. A musical program will
be presented.
Century Chapter will hold its farewell meeting on Thurs-
day, June 11, at noon, at Anshei Sholom.
Coming events:
June 8, 9, ORT District Convention at the Hyatt in
July 2, S.S. Regency Star Cruise to Alaska. Three days
on land tour and seven days on board ship.
Sunday to Wednesday, Aug. 23 to 26, another trip to
Shore Club.
Black South African Womenl
Inspired By Tour Of Israel
At the upcoming State Con-
vention of the Department of
Florida Jewish War
Veterans-Jewish War
Veterans Ladies Auxiliary, to
be held at the Sheraton Bal
Harbour Hotel, a Testimonial
Banquet will take place,
Saturday June 6, honoring
Lillian Weintraub, State
President of the Ladies Aux-
iliary. Lillian is a resident of
Boynton Beach. The Ladies
Auxiliary is 34-years-old. She
is the first State President
from Palm Beach County to
hold that office. This year,
she has traveled thousands of
miles throughout Florida
visiting Auxiliaries and
Veteran Hospitals. .
move to improve relations
with South Africa's black com-
munity was undertaken
recently by Na'amat and the
Afro-Asian Institute of
Histadrut. From all indica-
tions, the effort was
Thirty-one representatives
of the Organization of Black
South African Women, an um-
brella group encompassing
five organizations, came to
Israel as the guests of the two
Israeli organizations for a two-
week study tour.
The tour included a visit to
the Knesset, and Debre
Mobiletse, head of the delega-
tion, said afterwards that she
and the delegation members
were honored to have been ac-
corded hospitality in the
Knesset, a privilege denied to
them in their own country
where they did not even have
the right to vote.
Masha Lubelsky, secretary
general of Na'amat (Move-
ment of Working Women and
Volunteers), initiated the tour
following her own visit last
year to South Africa where she
was the only white woman to
address the Black South
African Women's Convention.
The 31 black women met
with the heads of departments
of Na'amat and inspected the
organizations' facilities
throughout Israel to learn
about the programs operated
by Na'amat to advance the
status of women in the
Funded in part by Na'amat
USA, The Women's Labor
Zionist Organization of
America, these facilities in-
clude 800 day care classrooms,
a multitude of vocational train-
ing centers for women and
teen-aged girls, boarding high
schools, summer day camps
for disadvantaged women,
counseling programs for bat-
tered women and their
husbands, and pre-release
workshops for the rehabilita-
tion of women prisoners. The
delegation's visit to the
Knesset was at the invitation
of Labor Party MK Nava
Arad, a former secretary
general of Na'amat.
Mobiletse told the Na'amat
leaders that she and the Black
Women's delegation had learn-
ed much during their tour of
Israel and promised to incor-
porate the ideas and concepts
they had learned into their
own lives upon returning
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Hoffman Addresses B&P Women's Group
Helen Hoffman (center), Chairman of the Community Relations Council of
the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, delivered her perspective of
Jewish Women in the Women's Movement to over 50 women from
throughout the community at the May dinner program meeting of the
Women's Division Business and Professional Women's Group. Welcoming
her are Carol Snubs, meeting Co-Chairperson and Robin Weinberger Pro-
gram Chairperson. Meeting Co-Chairpersons not pictured are Leslie Adams,
Judy Hasner, and Elizabeth Slavin.
Participating in the event held at the Governor's Club are Ingrid Rosenthal,
Campaign Co-Chairperson; Ellen Rampell, Women's Division B and P Vice
President; and Barbara Summers. Chair Designate.
Networking prior to the dinner are Eileen Zimkin, Olivia Tartakow, and
Anne Sloop.
Charlotte Morpurgo, Audrey Rosenthal, and Peggy Morpurgo have a chance
to socialize before the formal part of the meeting begins.
Mideast Peace Conference
Would Isolate Israel and U.S.
international peace conference
on the Middle East, as con-
strued by the Soviet Union and
the Arab states, would be a
"recipe for disaster" for both
Israel and the United States,
Jeane Kirkpatrick declared.
The former U.S. Am-
bassador to the UN addressed
a capacity crowd of 3,000 peo-
ple earlier this month as the
guest of Rabbi David Kahane
of the Sutton Place Synagogue
in the opening program of the
congregation's seventh annual
"Jewish Town Hall" series.
"I am profoundly dubious
about the prospects for a con-
ference in which the perma-
nent members of the Security
Council would play a major
role," she said, adding: "No
Israeli government could sub-
mit itself to arbitration by such
a group. It would result in the
isolation of Israel and the
U.S." Kirkpatrick, who served
at the UN during Kurt
Waldheim's tenure as
Secretary General, indicated
that the recent decision to bar
the Austrian President from
entering this country was ar-
rived at "carefully, prudently
and judiciously."' She
characterized Waldheim as
"an organization man who
adopted the ethos of the
Nazis," rather than a major
war criminal like Adolf
At the same time, she urged
that the world body's archives
on Nazi war criminals should
now be made public. "There
are some crimes so terrible
that no statute of limitations
can be applied. The Holocaust
is such a crime," she said.
On prospects of increased
Jewish emigration from the
Soviet Union as a result of
Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of
"glasnost," the former UN en-
voy indicated that she thinks
the recent changes in the
USSR are real, but that they
may not bring about a substan-
tial increase in the number of
Jews who are permitted to
leave. She said: "We must
keep up the pressure on
human rights." She added:
"While Gorbachev has stak-
ed his political future on
modernizing the Soviet
economy and other liberalizing
reforms, it is important for us
to understand that this does
not mean turning Russia into a
Western-style democracy."
Assessing the potential long-
term effects of the Pollard spy
case and Israel's role in the
Iran-Contra affair,
Kirkpatrick said that these in-
cidents "do not strike at the
base of the U.S.-Israel rela-
tionship." That relationship
remains strong, she said,
"because Israel is a good
friend, a fellow democracy, a
very important strategic ally
and a state that has deep
political and moral meaning
for anyone who has lived in our
century." The former diplomat
expressed doubt that the
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Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 29, 1987
Shavuot: The Unfinished Holiday
National Jewish
Resource Center
Shavuot is the least
developed of the three Biblical
pilgrimage holidays. Biblically,
it was only one day long;
Passover and Sukkot ran for
seven days. Shavuot has no
distinctive food or symbol.
(There is a later, minor custom
to eat dairy meals.) This
liturgical poverty is ironic
since Shavuot is the holiday
celebrating the giving of the
entire Torah.
Yet Shavuot can be said to
be the most developing holi-
day. Of all the central holidays,
it has spawned major new
features most recently in
historical terms. Like the idea
of covenant which it
celebrates, it is open to
In Biblical times, Shavuot
was called the Festival of the
Harvest (Exodus 23:16). The
name Shavuot means weeks;
so-called because it came seven
weeks after the first day of
Passover. On the second day of
Passover, the ritual of offering
the Omer a measure of
barley, the earliest of the new
cereal crops was performed.
The Omer was brought daily
until Shavuot when the wheat
finally ripened. On Shavuot,
lechem habikkurim (the first
fruit bread) baked from the
new crop of wheat was offered
in the sanctuary (Leviticus 23;
Even more central was the
Bikkurim (first fruit) ritual.
The ripening first fruits were
identified, then brought up to
Jerusalem with great
ceremony. The Israelite
recited a covenant formula: "a
wandering Aramean was my
father (Jacob), and he went
down into Egypt... the Egyp-
tians .. afflicted us .. the
Lord brought us forth out of
Egypt and has given us
this land flowing with milk and
honey..." The history of
redemption exemplified in the
covenant was fused with the
celebration of life's bounty and
God's goodness.
The Torah mentions only
that the people Israel arrived
at Sinai in the third month
(Exodus 19:1). The Talmud
deduces from various verses
that the Revelation was given
on the sixth day of the third
month that is, on Shavuot
day. In the aftermath of the
destruction of the Temple, the
Rabbis made Torah study the
central expression of Jewish
religious participation. The
rabbis underscored Shavuot as
the day of the giving of the
Torah. They fashioned the
next major ritual unfolding of
Shavuot. Applying their great
paradigm of reenactment of
the original event, they
celebrated the Revelation and
the Covenant by retelling the
Sinai story on Shavuot. The
passages of the Sinai encamp-
ment and the Ten Command-
ments were read aloud with
special melody; the congrega-
tion symbolically stood again
at Sinai and reaccepted the
The Rabbis did not want to
break the connection to the
land of Israel. So they ordain-
ed a Shavuot reading of the
Book of Ruth which occurs in
the harvest season (Ruth 1:22).
They also identified Shavuot
as the day on which the fruit
trees are judged (just as
human fate is set on Rosh
Hashanah/Yom Kippur). In
later centuries, the" custom of
spreading grass in synagogue
and home also expressed the
agricultural orientation.
In modern times, Reform
Judaism associated Shavuot
with a Confirmation ceremony
confirming teenagers as adult
Jews today are living in the
greatest age of the renewal of
the Covenant. Coming after
the incredible destruction of
the Holocaust which assaulted
the covenantal framework, the
creation of Israel and the
rebuilding of Jewish life con-
stitute an unparalleled reac-
ceptance of the covenant.
What could be more ap-
Ruth gleaning in the fields. Woodcut. By Jacob Steinhardt.
propriate than a new dimen-
sion of Shavuot celebration
focusing on this acceptance?
Families should have a cove-
nant meal at home together on
Shavuot. People should talk of
the content of this covenant;
they should summon up the
memories of generations gone
before who carried their share
on the covenantal journey and
passed the torch on to us.
The renewal of the covenant
is bound to lead to a recovery
and development of Shavuot.
Shavuot will recover its
destiny as the Unfinished Holi-
day. Through Shavuot, the
Jewish people will reaffirm its
destiny as the People of the
Unfinished Covenant, the car-
riers of the once and future
Blintzes, Etc. Shavuot Treats
2 eggs
dash of salt
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. oil
butter or margarine
% pound farmer cheese
Vi pound cream cheese
2 egg yolks
vanilla or lemon flavoring
lVi Taps, farina
sugar to taste
Beat the eggs well with a mixer. Add the salt and
flour, and slowly add the water, continuing to mix.
Add the oil. The batter will be thin. Let it stand at
room temperature for 2 hours. If preferred, use a
To make the filling, mash the farmer cheese well;
add all the other ingredients and mix well.
Heat a 7-inch frying pan, and grease lightly.
When the frying pan is hot, add two tablespoons of
tiie batter, tipping the pan so that the batter covers
the surface of the pan. Cook on one side only, until
the top is dry. Turn out, bottom side up, on a clean
towel. Continue the process with the rest of the
batter. (Two frying pans speed up the work.) When
all the pancakes have been made, fill each one with
a tablespoon of the filling. Fold over the aides, and
then roll the blintzes as you would roll a jelly roll.
Fry in butter or margarine.
Serve the blintzes with sour cream, fresh or
frozen berries, or other fruits.
The blintzes can also be baked by placing them on
a well-greased foil-lined baking sheet and brushing
the top of the blintzes with butter or margarine.
Bake in a 400 degree oven until golden brown. Do
not overbake. 8 to 10 blintzes.
Hayyim learned that on Shavuot the well-to-do
Jews are blintzes~Whi\e he had always eaten only
dairy foods on this festival, in accordance with the
Jewish custom, he never had tasted this delicacy.
Anxious to observe the holiday punctiliously, he re-
quested his wife, Sarah, to make blintzes for
"To make blintzes I need eggs," the spouse
"Make them without eggs," Hayyim suggested.
"Cheese is also needed for blintzes."
"If there is no cheese, we can have blintzes
without cheese."
The dutiful wife, eager to please her husband,
made blintzes without eggs and cheese.
When Hayyim returned from the synagogue on
Shavuot night, he recited the festival kiddu&h and
proceeded to savor the piece de resistance. As he
ate the blintzes, a look of pain and confusion spread
over his face. Turning to Sarah he said witv a deep
"I fail to see why rich Jews enjoy blintzes."
Rabbi Mendele Kotzker explained the reason for
eating milk products on Shavuot: "When the Jews
received the Torah they were considered as
newborn infants who are only able to drink milk."
1 pound farmer cheese
% cup sugar
2 egg yolks
Vt cup golden raisins
1 Tsp. vanilla
Vt cup butter, melted
6 strudel leaves
1 cup cornflake crumbs or bread crumbs
1 cup almonds, chopped
confectioners' sugar
Mix the cheese, sugar, egg yolks, raisins, and
Spread some melted butter over three of the
strudel leaves. Sprinkle with half the cornflake or
bread crumbs and half the chopped almonds.
Spread half the cheese filling across one end of the
strudel, a few inches from the edge. Fold the dough
over the filling and roll up the strudel.
Place the filled strudel on a well-greased cookie
sheet, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with
sugar. Cut the strudel in portions but do not cut all
the way through. Repeat the process with the other
three strudel leaves.
Bake in a 375 degrees oven until nicely browned.
Cool and cut the strudel in portions. When cold,
sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. 10 servings.
2 pkgs. frozen chopped spinach
1 medium onion, chopped
3 Tbsps. butter or margarine
Vi cup dill, chopped
V cup parsley, chopped
2 scallions, choppea
salt and pepper to taste
6 strudel leaves
4 Tbsps. butter or margarine, melted
6 ounces cream cheese
Defrost the spinach, and cook without water un-
til soft.
Saute the onion in 3 tablespoons of butter, but do
not brown. Add the dill, parsley, and scallions. Add
the spinach and let cool. Season with salt and
i !? ?j-x 10*inch well-greased pan lay 1 strudel
leal, folding if necessary. Brush generously with
some of the melted butter. Add 2 more leaves,
brushing each with melted butter. Put the spinach
mixture on the top of the leaves, and scatter the
cream cheese over the spinach. Brush with the rest
of the butter.
Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Serve
hot or cold. 6 servings.

Friday, May 29, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County PageJ9^
Recipes By Kindergarten Students
At The Jewish Community Day School
Jessicas Suarrbfcd Eggs
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and eat 'ir-
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For the Hebrew month of Nisan, the
Jewish Community Day School honored
children of the kindergarten, first,
and second grades as "Mensch of the
Month" for their "Menschy" behavior.
Kindergarten honorees are seated left to
right, Jason Penner, Diana Moskovitz,
Sarah LeRoy, Arica Polish, Jessica Hanser.
Standing left to right, Amy Levine, Jessica
Nabel, Alissa Linden, Mara Abrams,
Rachel Westman, Nathania Mizrahi, Danny
Glassman. First grade honorees not pic-
tured are Tiffany Leipzig, Jennifer Gales,
Steven Platzek, Marc Levitt, Fran cine
Fishbein, Shayna Cass, Lauren Hirschfeld,
Karin Eisinger. Not shown is Bonnie
Simon. Second grader Seth Lord was also

Page 20 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 29, 1987
New Siddurim For Hungary IMay At The Morse
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC)
will publish the first
Hungarian siddur to be printed
in that country since the war.
JDC president Heinz Eppler
announced that the agreement
to publish 5,000 siddurim was
worked out at a meeting in
Hungary last month between
JDC executive vice president
Ralph Goldman and members
of the Hungarian government.
"This new printing will pro-
vide a full supply of siddurim
for the Hungarian Jewish com-
munity," said Eppler. "JDC
has an extensive social service
program there, and we are
very pleased that we can also
make this valuable contribu-
tion to the community's
religious life."
JDC is working with the
Jewish community of
Budapest to publish the Pollak
Siddur, a Hungarian transla-
tion by Rabbi Miksa Pollak,
originally published in 1924.
The translation was reprinted
in the 1960's in Tel Aviv by
Sinai Publishing, which
granted permission for the
present Budapest printing.
"This is a bilingual siddur,"
said Goldman. "The
Hungarian version is well done
from a literary point of view,
and it reflects the spirit of the
prayer. For example, where
the paryer includes quotations
from the Bible, Rabbi Pollak
makes reference to where the
quotation is located in the Bi-
ble." The Pollak Siddur also in-
cludes a summary of the im-
portant aspects of all Jewish
According to Rabbi Alfred
Schoner, the Grand Rabbi of
Hungary, the new siddurim
will be used in synagogue ser-
vices and Talmud Torah
classes. He said the new edi-
tion will make the services and
classes more pleasant for all
Pollak was rabbi of a
synagogue in Sopron,
Hungary, from 1894 to 1944.
He was highly regarded as a
preacher, historian, and
literary scholar, and wrote
histories of the Jews of
Hungary and studies of biblical
imagery in Hungarian poetry.
Pollak was arrested by the
Nazis and taken to Auschwitz,
where he died in 1944.
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Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center, opens
the festivities of filling and burying a "time
capsule" due to be opened May 9, 2012. The
burial of the "time capsule" was part of the
May observance of Older Americans Month.
Residents of the Center contributed han-
dicrafts to the "time capsule", while staff
members put in articles representative of
their departments. Residents enjoyed sing-
ing along with the Button Wood Choral
Five residents and staff members went bowl-
ing this month. Kathryn Parsant watches as
Annette Singley assists Gertrude Klein set
the bowling ball in motion. The residents beat
the staff 366 to 306.
Sylvia Herman. Chairman of the Women's
Auxiliary, pins a coursage on Laura Shelman,
one of the Center's newest residents, as part
of Mother's Day festivities. The Women's
Auxiliary provided all the women residents
with flower coursages and sparkly rhinestone
The National Council of Jewish Women
recently marked the successful conclusion of
their founding and support of the library at
the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center. Ger-
trude Gordon, NCJW Volunteer Librarian,
and Helen Abrams, NCJW Community Service
Vice President, presented the Center with a
plaque noting the NCJW's funding of books
and equipment as well as maintenance of the
library beginning in 1983. Ms. Gordon will
continue as Volunteer Library Chairwoman in
the Center's volunteer program.
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Friday, May 29, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 21
Unlocking UN War Crimes Files
Continued from Page 4
private persons or groups was
strictly prohibited.
Unlike most UN material
which became declassified
after 20 years, the UNWCC
charge files have remained
secret for 38 years. Erland-
sson explained that because
the commission did not set a
time frame for declassification
when it deposited the material,
it remained classified
The Israeli government has
asked the current UN
Secretary General, Javier
Perez de Cuellar, to grant
public access.
"Whom does this confiden-
tiality protect?" asked Eyal
Arad, a spokesman for Israel's
UN Mission. "The worst
criminals in history. There was
an international consensus
that these people should be
UN legal advisors and inter-
national law experts agreed
that the Secretary General has
the authority to alter the ac-
cess rules. It was, after all, his
predecessor, Lie, who laid
down those rules in 1949.
UN Senior Legal Advisor
Alexander Borg Oliver said,
"The Secretary General
definitely has the power and
authority to change the rules
... But he has to consider the
political consequences and
respect the views of those
most interested."
Oscar Schachter, professor
emeritus in international law
at Columbia University and a
former UN legal counsel, con-
curred. "It is certainly within
the UN's authority to meet un-
foreseen conditions in general
keeping with its objective to
make the (UNWCC) materials
available to people and bodies
they are relevant to,"
Schachter said.
There is some reluctance
because, according to Olivier,
the reasons for confidentiality
cited in 1949 are still valid.
One reason, Olivier said, is
that the majority of the per-
sons accused in the charge tiles
have never been brought to
trial nor undergone a judicial
review. Most do not even know
of the charges against them.
Olivier added that the com-
mission returned the bulk of
Mideast Peace Conference
Continued from Page 17
Jonathan Pollard spy case
would raise the specter of
"dual loyalty" charges against
American Jews. "We are all
hyphenated Americans.
America is a pluralistic society
and that is our glory."
Kirkpatrick agreed with
Kahane that Israel is judged
by a double standard.
"Holding Israel to such
unusual and unrealistic stan-
dards is a compliment Israel
can well do without," she
As a prime example of this
tendency, Kirkpatrick cited
the Zionism-is-Racism resolu-
tion passed by the UN General
Assembly in 1975. She termed
the resolution "an obnoxious
and gross insult," and charged
that it was part of a continuing
campaign orchestrated by
Arab states to delegitimize
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tions to member governments
that provided it. For these
reasons, "It would be most un-
fair to make the information
public," he said.
But UN legal advisors also
considered the public interest
in the archive. They reasoned
that enough time had passed to
declassify the materials,
Olivier said.
Also, a master list of names
of persons in the charge files
and their UNWCC rating (war
crimes suspect, accused,
witness) is publicly available in
the U.S. And finally, Olivier
said, "Why restrict access to
the public if governments
already have it?"
Faced with Israel's request,
de Cuellar called a meeting of
the 17 countries represented
originally in the UNWCC
although many of the govern-
ments involved are radically
different from the govern-
ments that made up the com-
mission some 40 years ago.
Regardless of this historical
gap, the 17 representatives
met last October 28 at the
United Nations in New York
to discuss a possible revision.
The vote, according to Olivier,
was 15 against, one for
moderate revision, and only
one, Australia, in support of
Israel's request to abandon the
The United States, Holland
and Yugoslavia have reversed
their positions and are now
supporting Israel's request,
according to Israel's UN
"The governments cannot
understand why there is this
demand to open it," Olivier
said. "There is a consensus
that it would do more damage
than good. After all this time
it's more important to protect
the innocent than uncover
matters that have not come up
before. The information is
available to governments."
But for many, the real ques-
tion is how and why this vital
source of information on Nazi
war crimes went unnoticed for
four decades.
Erlandsson pointed the
finger at the governments who
knew about the files and the
existence of the archive, the
same governments that sent
representatives and evidence
to the UNWCC.
"The War Crimes Commis-
sion was not involved in pro-
secuting, '' E rlandsson said.
"Especially the requests from
Czechoslovakia and Poland to
extradite people went
unanswered because the cold
war had already started and
the West was reluctant to send
anyone over to the East," he
Both Arad and Olivier
agreed there was a significant
loss of interest in prosecuting
war criminals on the part of
the international community,
and thus the archive escaped
the attention it merited.
Although the Waldheim case
has brought the attention of
the Western world back to the
Nazi era, it may be too late for
justice in many of the cases.
Israel has requested 2,000 ad-
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Page 22 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 29, 1987
Community Refusenik Cherna Goldort Receives Exit Visa
Continued from Page 1-
brought the plight of Cherna
Goldort to the attention of this
community and "led a
charismatic personal effort to
gain her freedom."
Through organizing exten-
sive letter writing campaigns
and steadfast persistence,
Mrs. Goldberg was able to get
political leaders throughout
the world to mention Mrs.
Goldort in their meetings with
Soviet officials. Secretary of
State George Shultz, former
U.S. Ambassador to the UN
Jeane Kirkpatrick, Sen. Ed-
ward Kennedy, British Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher,
local representatives and con-
gressmen, and many more
spoke of her whenever they
met with the Soviets.
Mrs. Goldberg received the
welcome news from Mrs.
Goldort's daughter, Galina
Nabati, who called her at 5
a.m. from Jerusalem. She
related with much excitement
that her mother, who was in
Moscow, learned that her exit
visa was waiting for her at the
OVIR office back in
On Thursday, May 14, Mrs.
Goldberg was finally able to
reach Mrs. Goldort in
Novosibirsk. Her first words
were, "Sandra, I'm going to
see my children in Israel, I'm
going to see my children in
Israel. Thank you so much .. .
thank you, thank you." Mrs.
Goldberg said that Mrs.
Goldort had picked up her exit
visa and felt she would be able
to leave in four weeks.
No one can know for sure
what prompted the Soviet
government to grant Mrs.
Goldort an exit visa at this
time. However, according to
Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Jeane Kirpatrick
discusses what she can do to help Sandra Goldberg in her
crusade to win freedom for Cherna Goldort.
Sandra Goldberg answers questions from members of the
media about community refusenik Cherna Goldort who was
granted an exit visa by the Soviet government May 12. Rabbi
Joel Levine and Terry Rapaport, Co-Chairmen of the Soviet
Jewry Task Force of the Community Relations Council of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, also participated
in the press conference.
Action for Soviet Jewry, this is
the first case where the Soviet
Union is letting someone leave
who was refused on the basis
of "secrecy." In addition, Mrs.
Goldort was granted permis-
sion to leave just one month
after having been refused.
This too is a first, ASJ said,
because the mandated waiting
period between applications is
six months.
"We have performed a great
mitzvah," Mrs. Goldberg said.
"Because of us, Cherna will be
able to hold and hug her grand-
children for the first time. We
accomplished so much in one
Twenty Years After
year." Mrs. Goldberg plans to
visit Cherna Goldort in Israel
as soon as possible.
Mrs. Goldberg is ap-
preciative of all the support
she has received from the
Soviet Jewry Task Force. "I
thank the Federation for their
complete encouragement and
look forward to continuing to
work with the task force on
behalf of Soviet Jewry." She
was in the process of forming
an International Committee
for the Freedom of Cherna
Goldort comprised of many
prominent international
members but now plans to
shift efforts to helping other
Soviet Jews who are still being
denied permission to emigrate.
Sandra Goldberg, who represented the Jewish
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Solidarity Day for Soviet Jewry in Margate, thanks
Sen. Lawton Chiles for his efforts on behalf of
Cherna Goldort.
Continued from Page 10
for religious institutions, what
they consider the unique
nature of Jerusalem has
The secular population feels
squeezed. It watches its
neighborhoods become sur-
rounded by Arab communities
or ultra-Orthodox enclaves.
Secular Jews fear that soon
their freedom of movement
will be even more restricted by
closure of some parts of the ci-
ty on the Sabbath and religious
holidays and the banning of
public transportation.
MOREOVER, the lack of
employment opportunities pro-
mpts young educated families
to leave the city to try their
luck elsewhere. In the best of
cases they move to another
part of Israel. But many join
the growing community of
"yordim" Israelis who settle
permanently overseas.
On the day of unification 20
years ago, the defeated Arab
population slowly, nervously
crossed the lines that had once
divided the city. They wanted
to get acquainted with the
Jews, to see the homes they fl-
ed during the War for In-
dependence in 1948.
There was a spirit of op-
timism in the country then.
Some believe it was a moment
of opportunity which both
Jews and Arabs failed to seize.
The total defeat of Arab ar-
mies, almost every Israeli
believed, left the Arabs with
no option but peace. Defense
Minister Moshe Dayan
declared that he was waiting
for the "telephone call" from
King Hussein of Jordan.
Premier Levi Eshkol ap-
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prepare Israel's positions in
peace talks with Jordan.
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not rung. The issue of an
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Jerusalem has grown three-
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Perhaps it is because
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Friday, May 29, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 23
Jewish Entertainment Radio Show Debuts
the wistful theme of that fabl-
ed rooftop fiddler, the "Tradi-
tion Time" weekly radio pro-
gram of Jewish music, comedy
and news debuted this month
on 21 stations across the
The two-hour syndicated
program is the first nation-
wide venture of the new
American Jewish Radio Net-
work based in Fort Lauder-
dale, and is the first national
Jewish entertainment radio
Producer and host Ben
Zohar is hoping the millions of
potential Jewish listeners like
"Tradition Time" as well as
the South Florida Jewish
listenership does. He said the
show began locally 18 months
ago at station WVCG-AM in
Fort Lauderdale at an hour
per week, and has increased to
13 hours, with about half of
them taped in advance.
The national show of
predominantly music is com-
pletely pre-recorded, Zohar ex-
plained, because he aspires to
perfect production. He added
that he takes care to construct
a program "appealing to the
mass market of Jews. It has to
be intergenerational. Jewish
music tends to be that way."
While promoting no par-
ticular branch of Judaism, the
show is unabashedly pro-Israel
and pro-Yiddishkeit. "We in-
still certain Jewish values in
the show," Zohar told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
"There are certain univer-
salities: If someone came up to
you and said, 'You dirty Jew,'
you'd blow his face off with a
Before buying the slot for
"Tradition Time" at WVCG,
Zohar had never even entered
a radio station. He was in clock
In Vienna
dals overturned 34
gravestones and destroyed
five of them in a Jewish
cemetery in Eisenstadt in
eastern Austria, Paul Gross,
president of the Vienna Jewish
community, reported. He said
and that local police were in-
formed by telephone from
Vienna and are conducting an
investigation. Gross could not
say when the vandalism occur-
red but it appears to have been
fairly recently.
manufacturing at the time, he
said, having graduated with a
marketing degree from
Florida Atlantic University in
Boca Raton. He declined to
give his age, but looks and
sounds to be in his 20s.
The self-described marketer
said the idea for "Tradition
Time" occurred while listening
to a Spanish-language pro-
gram. "That morning it slap-
ped me in the face that there
are two tremendous ethnic
markets in Florida, the Jewish
and Hispanic," he recalled.
He got his live hour of
Jewish programming on
WVCG, and sold all his com-
mercial time in three weeks,
he said. He bought the second
and third hours, he recalled,
"and the same thing
Soon his avocation became
his vocation. He returned from
a wedding trip in Israel to find
a station executive eager to
sell him 10 more hours per
week. Zohar bought them,
opened an office, staff and sold
his clock business. His wife
Tammy is the show's program
director, and he said they work
100-hour weeks and employ a
staff of eight.
The assortment of stations
at which he has bought two
hours on Sunday includes
WKOX-AM in Framingham.
Mass., near Boston, a news-
talk station; WEVD-FM in
New York, a Jewish-oriented
station; and KJAA-AM in
Phoenix, which plays Country
and Western hits.
Zohar claimed on the show
to be in "every major Jewish
city from coast to coast," and
while he's in Baltimore,
Boston, Chicago, Cleveland,
Detroit, Los Angeles, New
York, south Florida and
Washington, D.C., he does not
have outlets in Dallas, Denver,
Houston, Milwaukee, Mon-
treal, San Francisco or
Zohar hopes in the next 18
months to expand the network
to 100 stations, including
See Radio/TV/Film on Page
5 for local listing.
West Point Cadets. David Santo and Robert Paley, both 22,
celebrate their Bar Mitzvahs held at the West Point Jewish
Chapel on Friday, May 1. The first cadets to become B'nai
Mitzrot at the new Jewish Chapel, they are also the first to
have ever received Bar Mitzvah training at the U.S. Military
Academy under a new program resulting from the recently
completed West Point Jewish Chapel. Chaplain (LTC) Marc
A. Abramowitz, the rabbi stationed at West Point, has in-
structed the cadets on a weekly basis in Hebrew and Jewish
history and culture. The cadets, both from Ohio, never had
any previous formal religious training.
is o pleasure

Page 24 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 29, 1987
BBYO Installs New Officers
The Gold Coast Council of
the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization recently elected
new officers for the 1987-88
year. The elections and in-
stallations were held at the
Council's annual Spring Con-
vention, held May 1-3 at the
Airport Hilton in West Palm
The new board of the Aleph
Zadik Aleph (boys component)
is headed by President Kenny
Gersh, a 17 year old Junior at
Spanish River High School.
Kenny is a past President of
L'Chaim AZA in Boca Raton.
Others on the board are
Michael Frieser, Programm-
ing Vice President; Danny
Galpern and Jon Bomser,
Membership Vice Presidents;
Brad Berman, Secretary; and
Darren Frost, Chaplain.
The new President of the
B'nai B'rith Girls is Lisa Stein-
man, a 17 year old Junior, also
at Spanish River High School.
Lisa is a founding member and
a past President of Shayna
BBG and has previously serv-
ed as the Council's Programm-
ing Vice President. The rest of
the board includes Jessica
Armstrong, Programming
Vice President; Pam Chase
and Lani Yavner, Membership
Vice Presidents; Rachel
Dunay, Secretary; and Stacy
Steiner, Chaplain.
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization is the oldest and
largest Jewish youth organiza-
tion in the world, serving
Jewish teens ages 14-18. The
Gold Coast Council consists of
20 chapters throughout the
North Miami Beach,
Hollywood, Pembroke Pines,
Plantation, Coral Springs,
Boca Raton, Palm Beach
Gardens and Wellington areas.
Anyone interested in finding
out more about the organiza-
tion should contact Jerry
Kiewe, c/o Jewish Community
Center 6501 W. Sunrise
Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida 33313.
Award to Mayor
Teddy Kollek, Jerusalem's
popular mayor for 22 years,
will receive the second annual
award of the Raymond and
Miriam Klein Foundation here
on Tuesday. Kollek will receive
$100,000 and a citation for his
many and varied services to
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