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)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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August 7, 1987
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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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Shas Refrains From Introducing
Rabbinical Court Amendment
Sandra Goldberg (right) meets community refusenik Cherna
Goldort for the first time after working diligently for her
release. She greets Mrs. Goldort at Ben Gurion Airport on
her arrival in Israel from the Soviet Union. Yuli Edelshtein
was also welcomed by Mrs. Goldberg. (See article Page 2.)
ticipating defeat, the ultra-
Orthodox Shas Party decided
Wednesday (July 29) not to in-
troduce a proposed amend-
ment to the Rabbinical Courts
Adjudication Law which would
give the rabbinical courts the
sole authority to validate con-
versions, marriages and
divorces performed abroad.
Early last week, Shas in-
dicated tht it would not in-
troduce the proposal if its
political allies in Knesset, in-
cluding Likud, could not
guarantee sufficient votes to
pass the measure.
A Shas spokesman blamed
the National Religious Party
for not supporting the bill. "It
was the National Religious
Party which let us down," the
spokesman told reporters.
"Without the National
Religious Party we could
never have gotten a majority."
MK Avner Sciaki of the NRP
warned Shas Tuesday that he
would not vote for the bill
because under Jewish law it is
forbidden to remind a convert
of his/her conversion.
The bill was seen as an at-
tempt by Shas to introduce
through a back door changes in
the legal definition of "Who is
a Jew?" The ultra-Orthodox
would like to push legislation
through the Knesset which
would invalidate the conver-
sions performed by Conser-
vative and Reform rabbis
But although Shas has lost
this battle, it has not given up
the fight. Shas spokesmen said
they would now press for in-
troduction of legislation mak-
ing it mandatory for converts
to Judaism to present a docu-
ment to the Interior Ministry's
Population Registry which
would provide full details of
how and by whom they had
been converted abroad.
The document would in-
dicate whether an Orthodox
rabbi performed the conver-
sion. People who had
undergone Orthodox conver-
sions would then be recognized
by the religious establishment
as acceptable for a Jewish
marriage. Reform and Conser-
vative converts would not be
recognized as valid Jews for
Continued oa Page 11
JCC Director To Be Welcomed, Steven Kaplansky Named
JCCampus Donors Thanked JCC Executive Director
Steven Kaplansky, new Ex-
ecutive Director of the Jewish
Community Center; and his
wife Denise, will be the guests
of honor at a Jewish Communi-
ty Center Campus Champagne
Party on Saturday evening,
Aug. 22, at the Biltmore Beach
Club, 100 Sunset Avenue,
Palm Beach.
The Kaplanskys will be
welcomed to the community by
members and their spouses of
the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Community Center,
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, the Jewish
Family and Children's Service,
the Jewish Community Day
School, and the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center. The
first three organizations will
be housed on the planned
JCCampus on Military Trail
and 12th Street.
Erwin Blonder, President of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and the JCCam-
pus Corporation, said. "We
JCCampus Update...
pages 24 3
Chagall's Centennial High- i
lights Hla Genius... page 5
Organization Eases
Culture Shock... page 6
Vatican Judaica In Miami
are looking forward to in-
troducing the Kaplanskys to
the key leaders of our com-
munity. With Steve at the
helm of the JCC, we're confi-
dent that the social, cultural,
educational, and athletic pro-
grams that our local Jewish
population needs will soon be
greatly expanded in a fine,
new full-service facility."
At the Champagne Party,
early donors to the JCCampus
$12.5 million Capital Cam-
paign will receive the apprecia-
tion of the community for their
support. Gilbert Messing,
Chairman of the JCCampus
Capital Campaign, said, "Due
to the foresight and en-
couragement of those who con-
tributed to our fund raising ef-
forts in its initial stages, we
are now at a point where our
campaign is moving forward
very well. We are pleased to be
recognizing their significant
contribution to building a
JCCampus that will serve as
the central location for Jewish
activities in the Palm
The status of the campaign
and plans for the second phase
will also be highlighted. Zelda
Pincourt Mason, President of
the Jewish Community
Center, said, "In addition, we
will be announcing future
plans for the site dedication
and groundbreaking
The evening will be hosted
by Helen and Arnold Hoffman.
The Hoffmans are both active
members of the community
and hold numerous leadership
S)sitions. Among them Mrs.
offman is Treasurer of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and Mr. Hoff-
man is a member of the Board
of Directors.
Chairpersons for the event
are Margot and Michael
Brozost, also quite active in
the community. Mrs. Brozost's
involvement includes many
chairmanships in the Jewish
Federation's Women's Divi-
sion and Mr. Brozost is Vice
President of the Jewish Com-
munity Center. "Invitations
have been sent out and we're
sure everybody will enjoy this
gala evening," stated Mr.
For more information, call
Marjorie Scott, JCCampus
Capital Campaign Director, at
Steven Kaplansky
Zelda Pincourt Mason,
President of the Jewish Com-
munity Center, has announced
the appointment of Steven
Kaplansky as Executive Direc-
tor of the JCC. In making the
announcement she said,
"Steve has been involved in
this field for 20 years and has
been at the forefront of many
innovative programs and ac-
tivities. He is a dynamic, for-
ward thinking individual and
we are confident that he will
be a driving force in continuing
to strengthen our Center's ser-
vice to the community."
Born and raised in New
York City, Mr. Kaplansky liv-
ed in Woodmere, New York
before coming to West Palm
Beach. For 11 years he was the
Executive Director of Gustave
Hartman YMHA there.
Continued oa Page 6
Scientist: Arabs Ahead Of Israel
In Space Communications
TEL AVIV (JTA) A leading Israeli physicist says the Arab countries have
gotten ahead of Israel in efforts to launch a communications satellite into space.
Haaretz quoted Tel Aviv University Prof. Yuval Neeman as saying "this issue
is still not getting the 'push' it deserves. He referred to the announcement that
two Syrian cosmonauts will participate in an upcoming Soviet space mission. He
said he hoped this "will stimulate the appropriate elements here to promote
Israel's participation in space exploration."
NEEMAN, who heads the Tehiya Party, said Arab efforts to launch a com-
munications satellite failed "due to a blunder on the part of its European
manufacturers." But "they continue their efforts. We still do not have a com-
munications satellite of our own, but we should already have one," Neeman said
in an interview with Haaretz.
He noted that "according to an international convention, an area is reserved
for us in space, over our region, for launching a communications satellite, but we
are liable to lose it if we do not launch a satellite within four years."
Prof. David Abir, deputy head of the Israeli Space Agency, dismissed Syrian
participation in the Soviet space mission as primarily propaganda, Afaariv
Continued oa Pag* 9
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 7, 1987

Victor Duke Memorial
Tribute Fund
Honor Roll
Many people are among those who have made donations in
memory of community leader Victor Duke to the Jewish Com-
munity Center to be located on the new Jewish Community Cam-
pus on Military Trail and 12th Street. The JCCampus will also
house the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and the
Jewish Family and Children's Service.
The late Mr. Duke was a member of the Board of Directors
of the Jewish Community Center and very active in the cam-
paign to raise $12.5 million to build the new facility.
* Due to space restrictions,
the following is. only a partial
list of contributors. Additional
donors will be recognized in
weeks to come.
Mr. ami Mrs. Morris Abramson
Mrs. Edith Applebaum
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bartel and Ms.
Terry Mae. Bartel
Ms. Sadie Belk
Ms. Matilda Blendes
Mr. and Mrs. Herman J. Bregman
Mr. and Mrs George ). Columbus
Mi. and Mrs. Jack Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Max Eisenberx
Mr. Fred Ernst
Ms. Ruth Fish
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gershowitz
Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Goldberg
Mrs. Zena Goodhartz
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Herman
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Huret
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jaclyn
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kanfer
Mrs. Helen Kerdman
Mr, and Mrs. Carl Lambert
Mrs. Beatrice Link
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lynton
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mertz
Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Millman
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Mugmon
Ms. Lillian Newfidd
Mrs. Luba Rapaport
Mr. and Mrs, Laurence M. Ring
Mrs. Lillian Rosen
Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Rosenstein
Ms. Ann Saunders
Mr. and Mrs. Sam H. Schneider
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Seigle
Mr. Solomon Shapiro
Mr. and Mrs. I. Richard Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Isidore Stahl
Ms. Ann Stromwasser
Mr Theodore Urbach
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Wachtel
Ms. Shirley Weiss
Mrs. Rose Winter
(list to be continued in next
Contributions may be sent to the Jewish Community Cam-
pus Capital Campaign, 501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 305, West
Palm Beach, FL 33401, earmarked for the Victor Duke
Memorial Tribute Fund. For more information, contact Marjorie
Scott, JCCampus Capital Campaign Director, at 832-2120.
Sunday, August 30,1987
At The Jewish Community Day School
9:00 a.m.
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Transparencies, Slid* Shows
Board Games, Learning Stations
Arts Cralts
-Story Telling
Jewish Cooking
Dr. Nathaniel Entln
Shoahana Gtatzer
Simon Kops
Annette Lebovitz
Marilyn LeRoy
Hw4an Schwartz
\ 11:00-12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
1:30-5:00 p.m.
Mark Your Calendar Now!
Call 832-2120 for registration and information
Have a Happy Summer!
Sponsored by the Education Department of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County and the Educators Council
Goldort and Edelshtein
Welcomed In Israel
(Editor's Note: After working
tirelessly for several years on
behalf of 55 year old refusenik
Cherna Goidort's emigration
from the Soviet Union to Israel,
Sandra Goldberg traveled to
Israel last month to be there at
Mrs. Goidort's arrival. She
also was able to meet refusenik
Yuli Edelshtein and his family
when they entered Israel. Both
Mrs. Goldort and Mr. Edelsh-
tein were adopted as communi-
ty refuseniJcs by the Jewish
community of the Palm
Beaches through the Soviet
Jewry Task Force of the Com-
munity Relations Council of
the. Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. Mrs. Goldberg
is a member of the task force.
The following is a letter receiv-
ed from Mrs. Goldberg.)
It was most heartwarming
to have met Cherna She is a
beautiful person.
Cherna landed 90 minutes
after I did on July 3. She came
in three days before her
scheduled arrival. And just
five hours before I left Israel,
Yuli Edelshtein landed! I was
at his press conference where
he received a hero's welcome.
He gave me a big hug when he
came into the arrival room at
the airport.
Someone above was certain-
ly looking over us 2 out of 2
Cherna and Yuli!
I helped with getting Cherna
settled and spent time with her
most every day.
Our Soviet Jewry Task
Force and everyone who
helped should be so very proud
of what was achieved many
thanks to everyone.
Regards to all
Sandra Goldberg
Soviets Still
Slow With
Visas, Says
Former refusenik Yuli Edelsh-
tein said on his arrival in Israel
Sunday night (July 12) that
while some Jews are getting
exit visas to leave the Soviet
Union, "even more" are not.
Edelshtein, 29, who spent
nearly three years in a
Siberian labor camp, landed at
Ben Gurion Airport with his
wife Tatyana and her 12-year-
old daughter Yulia. They
received an emotional recep-
tion from a large crowd of
welcomers, mainly Orthodox
Jews. The various groups in
Israel working on behalf of
Soviet Jews have been virtual-
ly taken over by religious ac-
tivists in recent months.
Edelshtein, speaking fluent
Hebrew and English, told an
airport press conference:
"What I want to ask is not to
forget my friends who are still
in the USSR. I want, as quick-
ly as possible, to be greeting
other Jews arriving here from
the Soviet Union."
He said despite his delight at
Continued on Page 6
Yuli Edelshtein (third from left) with his arm around his wife
Tatyana, sings "Hatikvah" for the first time in Israel at the
close of his press conference. Singing along with them is
their daughter, Yulia, (left).
Cherna Goldort is reunited with her family: (left to right) her
two grandchildren, daughter Galina Nabati whom she last
saw in 1979, daughter Irina Zeitlan whom she had not seen
since 1975, Mrs. Goldort, and son-in-law Abi Nabati who
holds grandson, Yoffe.
ni!!,rnka G.,d0Ttu( 8ymKolizes her commitment to her
vZL "!? lby P,antinK a tree in the Jerusalem Peace
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Friday, August 7, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Salnicks Host JCCampus Campaign Meeting
Michael and Nancy Salnick
of Wellington recently hosted
an evening at their home for
their friends and neighbors to
hear about the proposed
Jewish Community Campus.
In commenting about the
purpose of these meetings
which are being held to reach
out to people in all
geographical areas of the Palm
Beaches, Gilbert Messing,
Chairman of the JCCampus
Capital Campaign, said,
"Members of our community
want to know just what having
a single JCCampus (including
the Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County offices,
and the Jewish Family and
Children's Service) will mean
to them. We have found that
meetings like the one at the
Salnicks are the best forum for
discussion and questions."
The evening included a
presentation by Judy Devore
on the needs of the Jewish
community and the way in
which construction of the
JCCampus on Military and
12th Street will help to meet
Jewish Community Campus
Building A Community
Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Goldberg
have chosen to dedicate the
Resource/Parenting Center in the new
Jewish Community Center to be
located on the Jewish Community
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kraft chose to
dedicate the Main Lobby in the new
Jewish Community Center to be
located on the Jewish Community
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Gruber have
chosen to dedicate the Auditorium in
the new Jewish Community Center to
be located on the Jewish Community
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Silber have
chosen to dedicate the Gymnasium Of-
fice in the new Jewish Community
Center to be located on the Jewish
Community Campus.
Jewish Family and Children's Ser-
Dr. and Mrs. Martin Sandala have vice President David Schwartz and his
chosen to dedicate the Senior Adult Wlfe Gail have chosen to dedicate a
f Staff Office in the new Jewish Com- unit in the new JF and CS to be
munity Center to be located on the located on the Jewish Community
Jewish Community Campus. Campus.
those needs. She stressed the
contrast between the ex-
cellence of the current JCC
programs and the inadequacy
of the facility. Mrs. Devore
also addressed the pressing
need for Jewish teenagers to
Continued on Page 9
Some of the guests at the meeting engage in a lively discus-
sion about the desperate need for a new Jewish Community
Center facility which will be built on the proposed JCCampus
site on Military Trail and 12th street.
Nancy and Michael Salnick
The Jewish Community Campus
Jewish Community Center
Jewish Family And Children's Service
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A br am son
Alpha Office Supplies (Lee Smith)
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Appleman
Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baron
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Becker
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Berg
Mr. Bernard Berk
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Brenner
Mr. and Mrs. Al Brodsky
Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cummings
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Devore
Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Edelstein
Mr. and Mrs. Alec Engelstein
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Feuer
Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Frank el
Ms. Lois J. Frankel
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gattegno
Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Goldberg
Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Greenbaum
Is Your Name Here???
Mr. George Gump
Mrs. Mildred Hecht-Wohlgemuth
Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Hoffman
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hyman
Jewish Community Cemetery Assoc.
Mr. and Mrs. James Kay
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Klein
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Kleiner
Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Konigsberg
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kraft
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Krischer
Mrs. Helen Lande and Family
Ms. Staci Lesser
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Levine
Ms. Esther Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Logue
Mr. and Mrs. Morton Mandel and Family
Mr. Allen Mason
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Messing
Mr. and Mrs. Tzvi Milshtein
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Moscowitz
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ochstein
Ms. Barbara Pariente
Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Paston
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Penner
Mrs. Zelda Pin court-Mas on
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Rabb
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rapaport
Mrs. Berenice Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rosen
Dr. and Mrs. Martin W. Sandala
Mr. and Mrs. David Schwartz
Dr. Albert Shapiro
Mrs. Charlotte G. Sherman
Dr. and Mrs. Steven Silverman
Ms. Esther Simon
Mrs. Charles E. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Tendrich
Mr. Robert A. Weiner
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zimmerman
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Zwickel
Don't Be Left Out!
Call the JCCampus Campaign Office, 832-2120


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 7, 1987
North on Israel: A Helpful Ally
In six days of riveting testimony, Lt. Col-
onel Oliver North added little to the public's
knowledge of the Israeli role in the transfer
of arms to Iran. Addressing the joint Con-
gressional Select Committee investigating
the Iran-Contra affair, the former National
Security Council staffer stressed Israel's im-
portance in providing arms to the Iranians
and the growth of U.S.-Israeli cooperation in
other areas.
The Marine Corps officer explained that
Israel and the United States reached a new
level of relations during the 1985 TWA hi-
jacking when the two countries undertook
joint covert operations for the first time.
The capture of the Achille Lauro hijackers a
year later "could not have (been) done
without the immediate and direct assistance
of the government of Israel," said North.
Asked if the United States and Israel had
identical interests, North responded tha
there was "sufficient congruence" to war-
rant close cooperation. The former official
explained that the United States eventually
sought its own private channel to Iran to
avoid sole reliance on the Israelis.
Sen. JAMES McCLURE (R., Idaho) seem-
ed to imply that Israel purposely tried to
draw the United States into an "Iranian
web" to serve Israeli interests. Sen. William
Cohen (R., Maine) strongly disagreed with
McClure's comment, but North never direct-
ly addressed the issue.
North called Iranian middleman Manucher
Ghorbanifar "a liar and a cheat" who was
looking out for his own best interests. He
alleged that Ghorbanifar was an Israeli
agent, and testified that the arms merchant
originally suggested the use of "residuals"
to fund contra operations.
The government of Israel denies that it
knew of, or originated, the transfer of funds
from the Iranian arms sales to the
Nicaraguan rebels.
Near East Report
Good News, Bad News
A Soviet consular delegation arrived in
Israel last month for the first official visit
since Moscow broke relations with
Jerusalem after the 1967 Six-day War.
Ostensibly, the purpose of the trip was to
survey Russian church property and check
on the status of Soviet passport holders liv-
ing in Israel.
However, the Finnish embassy which
has handled Moscow's affairs in Israel for
the past 20 years could have attended to
these matters routinely. The real reason for
the visit seems to be Gorbachev's desire to
increase Soviet-Israeli contacts. A recently
expressed interest by Hungary in
establishing a low-level diplomatic office in
Israel similar to that opened by Poland last
year is part of the pattern. Neither
Budapest nor Warsaw would have acted
without clearance from Moscow.
That is the good news. The bad news was
noted a few days earlier. Morris Abram,
chairman of the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry, called Gorbachev's hints that
thousands of Jews would be allowed to
emigrate soon "blandishments and soft
soap" meant to cover an increasingly
repressive policy.
This spring Abram and Edgar Bronfman
of the World Jewish Congress had voiced op-
timism after meetings with Russian of-
ficials. They suggested that the Kremlin's
glasnost, (openness) reforms heralded a
large increase in Soviet Jewish emigration
and a decrease in cultural and religious
repression of Jewish life inside the Soviet
Union. But now Abram says "I must con-
clude that glasnost, as far as the Jewish
population is concerned, at best doesn't ex-
ist and at worst is a fraud."
Although emigration is up from the trickle
of recent years, it remains well below the
record levels of the late 1970's. While some
well-known refuseniks are being granted
emigration visas (Yuli Edelstein flew to
Israel at almost the same time as the con-
sular delegation), the Soviets are not accep-
ting new applications and would-be
emigrants face tighter requirements. The
Kremlin, Abram said, intends to pressure
"the great majority of Soviet Jews to give
up their hopes of leaving and accept their
fate as typical cookie-cutter Soviet men and
women rather than people with their own
religious and cultural identity." Abram's
gloomy assessment accords with the views
expressed to NER by several recent Soviet
emigrants in Jerusalem last month.
A restoration of diplomatic relations with
Israel and greatly increased Soviet Jewish
emigration are two standards by which both
Washington and Jerusalem have said they
will judge Moscow's intention to play a con-
structive role in Middle East diplomacy.
Specifically, they are the price of admission
if the Soviets want to join the United States
in convening a regional peace conference.
Gorbachev has gotten a lot of mileage out
of remarks he made during a dinner for
visiting Syrian dictator Hafez Assad several
months ago. The General Secretary pointed
out that it was unnatural for his country not
to have diplomatic relations with Israel, and
that Jerusalem's concern, for Soviet Jews
was understandable. The activities of the
Soviet consular delegation and Kremlin
policies toward its Jewish citizens will
reveal the reality behind the rhetoric.
Near East Report
Readers Write
Nazi War Criminals Go Unpunished
It makes me angry that the
United States government
allows about 5,000 war
criminals to live free in
America and hardly anything
has been done to get these
murderers into court, so that
they will be punished. But it is
not only the U.S. who gives
them this opportunity. There
Since 1945 Holland has had a but nobody seems to l>e doing
special office to go after war anything about it.
criminals. They have not found
one (war criminal) and our
government is paying
$500,000 yearly to fund this.
And, in conclusion, there is
money placed in banks during
1940-42 by Jewish people who
Gybertsen named several per-
sons in Holland who have
escaped prosecution. He has
were killed. That money is still ?fso t?ken UP *** cau8e witk
in Switzerland and Sweden. It Zl flunter Simon Wiesenthal
are many other Nazis living in must be given back to Israel a/"* Mr' Franic> tfle father of
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and Argentina.
During the war, I promised
my Jewish fellow prisoners to
go after the war criminals as
long as I shall live. Also to br-
ing a message to the following
generations, that fascism is
not good.
In my country, the
Netherlands, during 1940-45
only judges who favored the
Nazis could continue in their
jobs. After the war, our
government made a big
mistake to leave these judges
in place. Of 120 war criminals
tried in Holland, all were given
the death penalty. However,
Anne Frank.
Under Article Right
Wing Propaganda
This letter is to express my
displeasure with the biased
Gordon Zachs article, on Ben-
jamin Linder, masquerading
as news in the July 10th issue
of your paper.
I did not even know Ben-
that his family would feel very
offended by such an article ap-
Pearing in a Jewish
they all received amnesty and newsPaPer. It was nothing but
their penalty was reduced to |jx ,me_J1?ht;,winE Propagan-
Friday, August 7,1987
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12 AB 5747
Number 25
20 years in prison. Most have
been released after serving
less than 5 years.
Gordon Zachs and the
American Jewish Committee
are extreme right-wing
apologists with apparently an
ax to grind.
Let me clarify what I define
as an extreme right-winger. I
refer to a person who, if he is
not Jewish, generally has
economic bias or anti-Semitic
undertones and, who, if he is
Jewish, generally is one who
puts his own considerable
economic interests above what
would be morally good or
morally right for the majority
of the people.
I would like to ask a simple
question. Because I am a Jew
must I be the fact that
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Friday, August 7, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
After 100 Years, the Genius of Chagall Burns Brightly
The international art com-
munity paid tribute on July 7
to the birth centennial of the
Russian-bom Marc Chagall,
the world-famous artist who
lived most of his life in France.
A number of special pro-
grams have been planned this
year to focus attention on the
artistic legacy that Chagall has
bequeathed to the world as one
of the premiere artists of the
20th Century. Currently runn-
ing in the Jewish Museum in
New York unitl Aug. 9 is an
exhibit titled "Chagall and the
In addition to traditional ex-
hibits, seminars and lecture
program on the brilliant
Jewish artist, a special
philatelic salute has been
prepared this year by about
seven foreign post offices in
different parts of the world
that will mark the Chagall
birth centenary by releasing
special postage stamps and
souvenir sheets that depict his
various artworks.
IN STAMP collecting
circles, this is a unique occa-
sion insofar as so many nations
will be issuing stamps to com-
memorate a Jewish artist.
True, many Jews in the past
have been depicted on postage
stamps. However, their
achievements have been most-
ly national. For example, only
India has released a stamp in
honor of Dr. Waldemar Haf-
fkine, a bacteriologist who
helped create inoculations
against cholera and plague
which were major killers in In-
dia, and the United States is
the sole country to depict Dr.
Bernard Revel, once a presi-
dent of Yeshiva University.
The only other 20th Century
Jewish personality to be
honored on the stamps of more
than five nations was the
Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Albert Einstein (1879-1955).
He was commemorated on the
postage stamps of a score of
nations some eight years ago
on the occasion of his birth
While Einstein's Jewish
faith played an important role
in his hfe he was forced to
flee from his homeland, Ger-
Much of Chagall's
work would not
exist except for his
Jewish background.
'Birthday' by Marc Chagall, 1915.
Oil on Canvas. New York:
Museum of Modern Art. .
many, because of the rise to
power of the Nazis his scien-
tific achievements for which he
is remembered were not of a
particularly Jewish nature.
HOWEVER, much of the
creative work of Marc Chagall
would simply not exist if not
for the artist's strong Jewish
background. The fact that
many of these works of art
capture the imagination of the
Gentile viewer, does not in
itself detract from its over-
whelming Jewish content.
Rather, it is a testimony to
Chagall's artistic ability that
he can communicate a Jewish
theme in a manner that ap-
peals to the larger non-Jewish
Because much of Chagall's
artwork is dependent on the
artist's Jewish childhood and
his spiritual and cultural
background formed in his
youth, it can perhaps be
argued that he is the first in-
dividual to be honored on
foreign postage stamps
because of an achievement
that is predominantly the
result of his Jewish
Two years ago, six countries
released postage stamps to
mark the 850th birth anniver-
sary of the great Jewish
philosopher Maimonides. The
Spanish-born theologian was
also a respected physician.
And it was for this rather
secular skill, being a doctor,
that Maimonides was honored.
Most of the Maimonides
stamps included the seal of the
World Health Organization, a
specialized agency of the
United Nations, as part of a
1985 stamp series that paid
tribue to the 40th anniversary
of the United Nations
Organization. Even an earlier
1953 Israeli stamp depicting
portrait, 1914. Philadelphia
Museum of Art.
Maimonides was issued in con-
junction with the 7th Interna-
tional Congress of History of
Science that was held that
year in Jerusalem.
New York Times, when
writing Chagall's Page One
obituary on March 29, 1985,
declared that the artist was
"the originator of images that
had an almost universal poten-
cy and a master of large-scale
commissions that have left a
permanent mark on the cities
in which they were located .. .
During the second half of this
century, Chagall had arrived
at something close to
Russell marveled over the
fact that major Chagall com-
missions can today be seen in
New York's Metropolitan
Opera House, Chicago s First
National Bank, Jerusalem's
Knesset Building and Had-
dassah Hebrew University
Synagogue, the Paris Opera
House, Zurich's Fraumunster,
and the major cathedrals of
Metz and Rheims.
"If to them," Russell wrote,
"we add the paintings that can
be found in almost
museum in the developed
world, the private commis-
sions, the graphic works that
he produced by the hundreds,
the stage designs and the book
illustrations that he never fail-
ed to produce on demand, it
will be clear, at the very least,
Marc Chagall left his mark on
the world/'
CHAGALL WAS born to a
religious Jewish family in
Vitebsk on July 7,1887 that in-
cluded eight other children.
His original name was Moshe
Shaygall. His hometown was a
part of the Russian Pale of Set-
tlement, the small
geographical section in Russia
where, in the late 19th Cen-
tury, the majority of the
world's Jewish population
It was not easy at that time
for the Jews during the last
decades of Czarist rule in
Russia to make a livelihood.
Anti-Semitic laws prohibited
most Jews from residing in
other parts of Russia outside
of the Pale of Settlement from
studying in universities or
practicing in the professions
such as medicine or law.
Indeed, when Chagall left
Vitebsk at age 20 to study art
in St. Petersburg, he had to
get a wealthy Jew in the Rus-
sian capital who had special
permission to reside there to
declare that he required the
art student to serve as a ser-
vant in his home. In this man-
ner, Chagall managed to
escape from the Pale of
It was during Chagall's
youth when growing up in
Vitebsk that he soaked up the
flavor of Jewish life in his
hometown that was so similar
to the experiences of Jews
elsewhere in the Pale of Settle-
ment. But, while much of
Chagall's artwork holds a
special appeal to Jews around
the world, specifically his
stained windows in the
Hadassah-Hebrew University
Medical Center in Jerusalem
that depict the Twelve Tribes
of Ancient Israel, his reputa-
tion as one of the modern
giants of the art world is based
on the fact that his artistic out-
put has meaning and enchant-
ment to the larger Gentile
INDEED, among the many
hundreds of commissions that
Chagall received in the course
of his lengthy artistic career
were those for the designing of
stained glass windows for a
number of Christian churches,
most notedly the Cathedrals at
Metz and Rheims.
The themes for these stained
windows that he created for
the churches were taken from
his interpretation of the Old
Testament that he had studied
in cheder as a child in Vitebsk
in the late 19th Century.
The topics which appealed to
him and which he transformed
Continued on Page 13
'Get your act together up there-I'm almost
out of ribs!"

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 7, 1987
JFCS Welcomes New Case
Manager For Elderly
David Schwartz, President
of the Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, recently an-
nounced that Laurie Wexler
has joined the agency as a case
manager in the Older Adults
Division. Mrs. Wexler will ad-
dress the social service and
supportive needs of the coun-
try's growing Jewish older
adult population.
In May 1987, Mrs. Wexler
received her Master of Arts
degree from the Benjamin
Hornstein Program in Jewish
Communal Service at Brandeis
University in Waltham, Ma.
The Hornstein Program
hones organization skills,
teaches knowledge of Judaica
and cultivates the profes-
sionalism necessary to
enhance local organized
American Jewish
During her tenure at
Brandeis, Mr. Wexler was an
intern at the New England
Regional Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith and
Brandeis University's Hillel
Foundation. At the ADL,
Wexler participated in
organizing a teacher con-
ference for the "A World of
Difference" prejudice-
Laurie Wexler
reduction campaign which is
presently making headway in
Miami. In addition, Wexel
edited a civil rights newsletter
and facilitated educational pro-
grams such as a symposium at
Harvard Law School entitled
"Dissent and Religious
Persecution in The Soviet
Union." Her responsibilities at
Brandeis Hillel included the
implementation of a con-
ference with the American
Israel Public Affairs Commit-
tee. This conference mobilized
300 area university students to
utilize governmental institu-
tions. On campus, she also
coordinated the 1986 United
Jewish Appeal campaign and
facilitated educational Zionist
To supplement her field
placements, Mrs. Wexler
assisted Gary Tobin, Director
of the Center for Modern
Jewish Studies, located at
Brandeis University, with a
demographic study of the
Jewish community of
Worcester, Ma. Secondly, she
implemented a two-year pilot
program for Brandeis Hillel
entitled "The Unity Project."
This project aims to attract
unaffiliated Jews students to
Jewish campus life and to
engage students in a Forum
which addresses religious
pluralism within American
Mrs. Wexler is also active in
her local Jewish community.
She recently became Co-
Chairperson of the Education
Committee of the South Coun-
ty Jewish Federation's Young
Leadership Division. Mrs.
Wexler and her husband,
Robert, reside in Boca Raton.
Radio/TV/ film
MOSAIC Sunday, Aug. 9 and 16,9 a.m. Re-runs -
WPTV Channel 5 with host Barbara Gordon Green.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Aug. 9 and 16, 7:30 a.m. -
WPBR 1340 AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The
Jewish Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
TRADITION TIME Monday-Wednesday Aug. 10-12
and 17-19-2 p.m., and Sunday Aug. 9 and 21, 11 p.m. _
WVCG 1080 AM This two hour national Jewish enter-
tainment show features Jewish music, comedy, and news.
BLOOD AND HONOR Fri. Aug. 7, 9 p.m. WPBT
Channel 2 (Part I of two parts) A drama -about the
molding of Germany's children into the Hitler Youth Move-
ment. It is also the story of the people who used Nazism for
their own ends and those who simply closed their eyes to its
horrors. (Conclusion to be shown Sat., Aug. 8, at 9 p.m.)
10 p.m. WPBT Channel 2 Daring escapes by
Australian and other allied prisoners-of-war so infuriate
the Nazis that the troublemakers are sent to the end of the
line in the small fortress of Theresienstadt. a concentration
camp in Czechoslovakia. Stripped of their national and
military status, they are hidden from view; they become
political prisoners. Two Australians are drawn out of seclu-
sion and return to Czechoslovakia to see what memories
'Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Kaplansky Named
Association of Americans
and Canadians In Israel
Combatting Culture Shock
Continued from Page 1
Formerly he has served as the
Assistant Director of Flushing
YMHA and as a teen worker.
(YM-YWHA's and Jewish
Community Centers are
Mr. Kaplansky established
New York's Project Renewal
efforts in Israel. Throughout
the years he has been involved
in building Community
Centers, neighborhood preser-
vation programs, and in
Center/Synagogue relations.
He has developed youth ac-
tivities, innovative services for
the elderly and homebound,
and has wide experience in
grant writing and fund raising.
Mr. Kaplansky is married to
Denise, a social worker, and
they have two children.
Edelshtein In Israel
When someone makes
Aliyah (moves to Israel)
they're in for a real shock.
We're speaking about culture
shock; and if you think that
this is just a meaningless term
or the clever title of a new
book, you're wrong.
Culture shock is a verifiable
emotional condition. It has
been studied in depth, and its
various stages categorized by
social scientists. It was really
'discovered,' if you will, not in
Israel with its tens of
thousands of immigrants from
all over the world, but; oddly
enough, in Washington, D.C.
where it was first defined and
An alert sociologist noticed
that many members of the
diplomatic community in
Washington exhibited signs of
disorientation and depression
after arriving in the American
capitol. She defined the
malady as 'culture shock,'
which occurs when one is
removed from his familiar
culture milieu and thrust into
an entirely different cultural
Nomi Rosenberg is an expert
in culture shock. Not only does
she treat people experiencing
culture shock, she does so from
first-hand knowledge. "I went
through culture shock at least
twice," notes the vivacious
35-year-old mother of two.
"Once when I made Aliyah in
1969, and again when I return-
ed to the United States as an
Aliyah emissary for three
years in 1983."
Nomi's personal experience
led her to develop the unique
service of Culture Shock
Counseling now being offered
by the AACI, the Association
of Americans and Canadians in
Israel. Given Nomi's
background and the AACI's
long history of service to
North American Olim, it's not
surprising that the two have
joined forces on this project.
Nomi Rosenberg grew up in
various communities in the
United States as her father, a
rabbi, moved to different
pulpits around the country.
She finished high school in
Greenville, Mississippi and
made Aliyah in 1969. In 1974
she graduated from the Baer-
wald School of Social Work at
Hebrew University. From
1976 through 1983 she was in
charge of a Jerusalem based
project aimed at rehabilitating
released convicts. From 1983
until 1986 she served as the
Aliyah emissary in the greater
Washington (D.C.) area.
The AACI is the largest and
most active of the immigrant
associations in Israel. Founded
in 1951, its over 16,000
members collectively repre-
sent most of the 50,000 North
Americans living in Israel. The
main goal of the AACI is
smoothing the absorption of
new immigrants into the
mainstream of Israeli society.
Towards this end it offers ex-
tensive counseling services on
such important topics as
education, housing, taxes, and
employment. Its five regional
offices also sponsor a variety
of social activities ranging
from picnics to support groups
for single parents and seniors.
Reflecting on her personal
experiences and drawing on
her professional background,
Nomi developed the idea of
Culture Shock Counseling. She
feels that the concept of
'Aliyah'; literally 'going up'
often serves to raise the expec-
tations of new immigrants to
an unrealistic level and exag-
gerates the effects of culture %
shock. The counseling, which
takes place on an individual or
family level, serves to help the
immigrant pass quickly
through the depression phase
and into the coping phase of
culture shock.
"Most Olim who return to
America do so during the
depression stage," explains
Nomi. "This is when they are
the most vulnerable and feel
the worst. We help them to
understand that their feelings
are normal and will pass with
time. I really believe that as
this type of counseling
becomes more widespread
we'll begin to see a drop in the
rate of returning Olim."
Both Nomi and the profes-
sional staff of the AACI view
this new program as an impor-
tant advance in the services
that are offered to North
American immigrants living in
Israel. "This is really a revolu-
tionary approach in dealing
with Olim, states Nomi. "We
are relating to the new im-
migrant on a personal/emo-
tional level, and not just as a
statistic in a bureaucratic
Cancer Kills
Thousands In Israel
Cancer afflicts 8,500 Israelis
each year, and 5,150 Israelis
die of it annually, according to
Health Minister Shoshana
Arbelli-Almoslino. She said 30
percent of the cancer deaths
were the result of smoking.
Continued from Page 2
being in Israel, he was sad to
have left behind "many who
are perhaps more worthy than
I to be here."
"What I want to stress is
that there are even more peo-
ple not getting permission" (to
leave) he explained, "those
prisoners of Zion who are
longtime refusenik$, and new
applicants a lot of people are
still staying there and so we
may be joyful that some
families are coming. But we
mustn't forget that there are
still a lot who are still
Edelshtein first applied for
an exit visa in 1978. His per-
sistence and the fact that he
taught Hebrew clandestinely
got him a three-year sentence
to a Siberian labor camp in
1984 on drug charges.
He was released last May,
four months before his official
term expired.
5-Day Work Week Urged In Israel
Israel's cost-of-living index
rose by one percent in June,
according to figures published
by the Central Bureau of
Statistics. The increase, ex-
ceeding the expected rise of
0.5 percent, drew expressions
of "restrained disappoint-
ment" from Treasury officials.
The index has risen by 8.5
percent in 1987. The June in-
crease brought it to 177 com-
pared to 100 in ttie base year,
The latest figures are likely
to affect negotiations between
the Treasury and Histadrut for
higher wages for public
employees. Spokesmen for the
employers Association said
they re-enforced their opposi-
tion to Histadrut proposals for
wage hikes and a five-day
work week.
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Pre-School Holiday Program Proving Great Success
Discount Offered For 'Home Start'
For the second consecutive
year, the Education Depart-
ment of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County is en-
dorsing a program for pre-
schoolers and their parents
called "Home Start," a color-
ful mail-order package of
Judaic games and stories
designed for the whole family
to share.
Dr. Elliot Schwartz, Direc-
tor of Education for the
Jewish Federation, credits the
novel approach and visual ap-
peal of the overall package for
its overwhelming acceptance
both nationally and in Palm
Beach County. "This is a
remarkable program that
helps families make Jewish
holidays a living part of their
home life in an extremely
creative and exciting way," he
"Home Start," a publication
of Behrman House, is received
seven times a year before each
major Jewish holiday. The en-
tire year's program costs $20,
a discounted rate available for
Palm Beach County residents.
Children can be enrolled at any
time throughout the year.
Each mailing contains a
story book, illustrated in full
color, and a separate play and
learn magazine for the family
to share. The magazine has
games, puzzles, a simple holi-
day recipe and craft projects
that parents and children will
Israel Reacts Calmly To
Soviet's Challenge Of
Israel's Jericho 2 Missile
Israeli officials reacted calmly
to Soviet threats regarding
Israel's reported testing of
intermediate-range ballistic
missiles that could be fitted
with nuclear warheads.
A report in the Geneva-
based International Defense
Review, which claimed Israel
had successfully tested the
Jericho 2 missile in a 500-mile
range, prompted the Soviet
threats. Radio Moscow, in a
Hebrew-language broadcast
last week, said development of
the Jericho 2 amounted to a
provocation against the Soviet
"ISRAEL HAS thus turned
itself into part of the nuclear
confrontation between the
powers," the broadcast said.
The Soviets also warned that
Israel would not enjoy a
monopoly on deploying nuclear
weapons in the area and would
eventually pay the price for
the development. The missiles
could potentially reach Soviet
targets in the Black Sea.
Israeli leaders puzzled over
the apparent duality of Soviet
policy towards Israel, noting
that the threats came at a time
when Soviet-Israeli relations
seemed to be thawing out. A
gradual increase in Soviet
Jewish emigration, the release
of Jewish political prisoners
and the visit of a Soviet con-
sular delegation to Israel this
month all pointed to a warm-
ing of relations.
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres stated two weeks ago in
the Knesset that Israel agreed
to the Soviet delegation's visit
only after Moscow made cer-
tain concessions, such as the
relaxation of emigration
Peres, Prime Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir and Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin have
all stressed that Israel has no
interest in threatening Soviet
targets and has only "defen-
sive" interests, in Peres'
Moscow toned down its threats
with a Moscow radio Hebrew
broadcast calling on Israel to
support the Gorbachev in-
itiative for the elimination of
medium-range missiles in
Asia. The broadcast encourag-
ed Israel to join the initiative
because Israel then would be
able to live without fear of the
Soviets stationing missiles in
Arab countries.
The Sunday Israeli papers
also reported the arrival oi the
first batch of advanced Soviet-
made MIG-29 fighters landing
in Syria next to stories about a
visit by a Soviet church delega-
tion to Jerusalem and a
scheduled 1989 visit of the Red
Army choir and the Bolshoi
Brody to Helm
(JTA) Martin Brody has
been elected president of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Des Moines, succeeding
Dorothy Bucksbaum.
enjoy doing together.
Part of the Chanukah
package, for example, includes
a dreidel to color, cut out, play
with, and learn Hebrew letters
from. Parent and child can
play "feed Judah Maccabee
latkes" with the poster-size
picture of this Chanukah hero
and paper potato pancakes. In-
structions for a simple
menorah to make as a family
project are also included.
The first mailing that the
child receives contains a hand-
book for parents which ex-
plains in some detail the mean-
ing and rituals for each holi-
day. A cassette tape of holiday
songs and stories which, accor-
ding to parents, children never
tire of playing, is also part of
the initial package. "For some
parents this is a refresher
course," Dr. Schwartz said.
"For many others it is a first
experience of learning, along
with their children."
"Home Start" was introduc-
ed in Baltimore eight years
ago by the Bureau of Jewish
Education and quickly gained
in popularity, according to Dr.
Schwartz. "After a few years,
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Although the materials are
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Refusenik Still Waiting For Exit Visa
younger daughter Naomi sent
Special to the Jewish Floridian
Ten years ago a Leningrad
couple were given their exit
visas. Since then they have liv-
ed in Israel. Their son, Lev
Shapiro, was refused his exit
visa, on the grounds that,
seven years earlier, he had
been in possession of State
A year after Lev Shapiro
was first refused his exit visa,
his daughter Naomi was bom.
Her Israeli grandparents saw
her grow up only in
photographs. Lev, whom I met
in Leningrad nearly two years
ago, continued to reapply for
an exit visa. Like so many of
those refused their visas on
security grounds, he had long
passed the period which even
his former employers regarded
as relevant to any further
Until 1970, Lev Shapiro
worked as a computer
engineer in the ship-building
industry. When he finished
this work, he had to sign a
pledge not to reveal secrets for
five years. With a strict sense
of propriety, he waited not
five, but seven years, before
applying for his exit visa. But
it was to no avail. Since 1970,
while working first as a fac-
tory cleaner, then as an elec-
trical maintenance engineer,
Lev, while learning no secrets,
was nevertheless refused his
exit visa again and again.
In November 1984 Lev
Shapiro was among several
refuseniks pictured on Soviet
television screens in a film call-
ed "Hirelings and Ac-
complices." In the film he was
accused of betraying the
Soviet Union and of carrying
out black market dealings with
goods smuggled in by Western
"accomplices." Later, when
this same program was
repeated, Lev Shapiro's name
and address were shown on
the screen. At school, his son
Israel, ten years old at the
time of this film, was called
"traitor" and "son of a spy."
Like all those caught in the
secrecy trap, Lev Shapiro had
been much encouraged by
Mikhail Gorbachev's French
television statement of Oc-
tober 1985, in which the Soviet
leader told his interviewer that
"five to ten years" after a
security refusal, all such cases
were reconsidered and the
families reunited. "Where
there is a problem concerning
State secrets," Gorbachev
declared, "then we allow this
process to settle, so to speak,
and there are those in our
country who are unable to get
a permit to leave for five to ten
years. But where there really
is such necessity in order to
reunite, eventually they get it
and leave."
Buoyed up by Gorbachev's
words, Lev Shapiro reapplied
for permission to join his
Chudnofsky Named
(JTA) Carl Chudnofsky has
been elected president of the
Metro-West Jewish Federa-'
tion of Massachusetts, sue-
ceeding Beverly Nesson. At
the installation ceremony last
month, the Federation chang-
ed its name from the Greater
Framingham Jewish
Adam Fisher's Twin' In Israel
Adam Fischer has received welcome news from his
Soviet 'twin,' Michael Mermershtain, with whom he sym-
bolically shared his March 20 Bar Mitzvah at Temple Judea.
Michael and his family received permission to leave the
Soviet Union and are now living in Israel. Adam, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Lee Fischer, has been in correspondence with
Michael and has heard from his several times detailing his
life in Russia and his own Bar Mitzvah celebration there, a
first. Adam was twinned with Michael through the twinn-
ing program sponsored by the Soviet Jewry Task Force of
the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County.
a handwritten letter to
bachev. The letter read:
"Dear Mikhail Sergeevich:
"My name is Naomi Shapiro
and I shall be nine years old
soon. My grandparents are
very old: my grandpa is 83
years old and grandma is 78
Continued on Page 14
parents in Israel. No exit visa
came. But on the first day of
January this year, new Soviet
exit visa regulations again
stressed, as the Helsinki
agreements had done 12 years
ago, that divided families
could, and would, be reunited.
Lev Shapiro applied yet again.
Within two months of the new
regulations, he received yet
are often
as lying down
another refusal.
The Jews
under the blows delivered
against them. Not so Lev
Shapiro and his family. On
March 8 Lev's wife Leah join-
ed in a three-day hunger strike
by several hundred women
refuseniks in Moscow and Len-
ingrad. And on April 3 their
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Vatican Exhibit On Judaica
On Display In Miami
Friday, August 7, 1987/The Jewish Ftoridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Jewish manuscripts spann-
ing one thousand years have
been discovered in an unlikely
place the Vatican archives.
And now the public can see it
in a traveling exhibit called '.
Visual Testimony: Judaica
From the Vatican Library."
The exhibit debuted in the
South Florida area July 17 and
will run through September 16
at the Center for the Fine Arts
in Miami. Fiftv-six
manuscripts, most of them
works of art as well as
literature, will be on display.
They include commentaries on
religion, ethics, medicine and
philosophy written from the
eighth to the 18th centuries.
The Vatican collected these
documents over the centuries
out of respect for their
wisdom, but this is the first
time that many of them will be
seen by the public. Pope John
Paul II, who will be seeing
many of them for the first time
also, will dedicate the exhibit
on Sept. 11, when he meets
American Jewish leaders in
Miami during his U.S. tour.
According to Rabbi Philip
Hiat, of the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations, inter-
faith relations is a prime con-
sideration of this project. He
and other Judaic scholars
catalogued the manuscripts
for two years, going through
many underground Vatican
vaults, .
He sees this effort as a con-
tinuation of "Nostra Aetate,"
the historic Vatican II docu-
ment that renounced anti-
Semitism and urged dialogues
with Jews.
"A Visual Testimony:
Judaica From the Vatican
Library" will be on exhibit at
the Center for the Fine Arts,
101 W. Flagler St., Miami.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Thursday, and noon
to 5 p.m. Sunday. The .center is
closed on Mondays. Admission
is $3 for adults, $2 for children
6 to 12 years old and $2.50 for
adult groups.
Betters Establish Chair At
Technion In Memory of Son
Chair in Mechanical Engineer-
ing has been established at
Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology in Haifa by Nor-
man and Elinor Belfer of Palm
Beach in memory of their late
son Jimmy.
TeGhnion is Israel's most
comprehensive academic
center for advanced
technological education and
applied research and one of a
handful of technological
universities in the world with a
medical school.
The Chair was dedicated
June 14 during the Interna-
tional Board of Governors
meeting of the Technion in
Haifa and will strengthen pro-
grams in the Faculty of
Mechanical Engineering "by
supporting the teaching and
research of successive experts
in this engineering discipline."
In endowing the Chair, the
Belfers asserted that "Tech-
nion is of major importance to
Israel in the fulfillment of its
potential as a self-sufficient,
secure and sovereign nation. It
is our obligation to assist in
maintaining this excellence
through financial and spiritual
Prominent philanthropists
and community leaders who
are staunch supporters of
Technion and Jewish and
Israeli causes, Norman and
Elinor Belfer were co-
presidents of the Palm Beach
County Region of the
American Technion Society
(ATS) from 1983 to 1985.
Salnicks Host
Continued from Page 3
meet, socialize, and take part
in athletic programs in a
The new video presentation,
"... a place for us," was
shown. It highlighted what the
JCCampus can mean to the en-
tire community.
Attending the meeting were
Beverly Buss, Robin Chaney,
Bonnie Cohen, Mora Hecht,
Donna Krasner, Barbara
Levine, Roberta Ludwig, Nan-
cy Shofstall, Vickie Schwartz,
Gale Shapiro, Julie Stopek,
and Joan and Marshall
Those wishing to host or at-
tend similar programs may call
Marjorie Scott, JCCampus
Capital Campaign Director, at
-" tarrrll
Judy Devore describes the JCCampus concept.
Scientist: Arabs Ahead.of Israel
Continued from Page 1
declared. Abir said it is doubtful that the Soviets would place all their equipment
and the data from aerial photographs at the disposal oi the Syrians.
MEANWHILE, tests are being conducted at the Haifa Technion to improve
the resistance of satellites, space craft and missiles to the intense heat generated
by the return to earth's atmosphere from outer space, Haaretz reported. The
tests make use of a new hot air tunnel which produces temperatures of 10,000
degrees Celsius by means of a five-megawatt electric generator.
Haaretz said they are being carried out in cooperation with the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the U.S. and other agencies.
Just before each Jewish holiday
a special package arrives wi]
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Give your child the Home Start every
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Holiday songs to sing.
Holiday games to play
Holiday puzzles to solve
Holiday decorations to make.
Holiday recipes that small children
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Holiday blessings to say along with
the grown-ups.
Full-color picture books that explain
what each holiday means and how we
celebrate it.
A child's-eye view of the heroic Maccabees, the
Menorah. the dreidel. and the happy holiday in which
they all play a part
A dreidel to color, cut out. and play with Hanukkah gelt
game A Menorah that parent and child can make
together Easy way to make latkes and how a small
child can help. A poster-size picture of Judah Maccabee
to hang on the wall and paper latkes to feed him while
you are blindfolded
A child's introduction to the holiday that comes every
week of the year
Set the Shabbat table. Shabbat helper chart with
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Candlesticks and hallah cover any chikj can make
Sabbath games (the quiet kind in keeping with the day)
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Purim card game (the losing card has a snarling picture
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your own Purim mask Make your own Megillah Purim
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Practically a miniature Haggadah for the very young
preparing the child for the family's own Seder
Make your own ahkoman bag and Seder napkin rings
Cut out and paste your own Haggadah Cut out and
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 7, 1987
Revi Brings Ruach (Spirit)
To Camp Shalom
Musician, counselor,
teacher, guide Revital Hezi
is the Israeli Shaliach at Camp
Shalom this summer. Revi, as
she is called by all, is from
Rosh Ha'Ayim, not too far
from Tel Aviv. She is spending
the summer here teaching
Camp Shalom celebrates Revi's birthday.
Revi, JCC Shaliach, leads group of campers in Israeli songs
at "Cafe Shalom" during Israel Day.
Revi (center, back) leads young campers in Israeli dance dur-
ing Camp Shalom Israel Day. The young folks also created
art, swam the Kinneret, made felafel, left messages at the
Western Wall, saw a video about Israel, "visited" a Kibbutz,
played games and had a rest!
Israeli songs and dances to the
campers. Her duties also in-
clude telling the children about
life in Israel, sharing Israeli
culture and providing the
Israeli spirit in camp.
The eldest of three sisters
and one brother, Revi has been
to the United States twice
before once as a camp
counselor and the other time
as a musician with the 47
member Rosh Ha'Ayim Man-
dolin Orchestra. She started
playing the mandolin 13 years
ago when the Israel Minister
of Education sent Benjamin
Bilsky to the predominantly
Yemenite community of Rosh
Ha'Ayim as part of Project
Renewal. Revi became good
enough to be selected for the
orchestra under the baton of
Mr. Bilsky, The group per-
forms folk and classical music
and has traveled to the U.S.
and Europe.
Revi has served in The Na-
tional Service, an alternative
to the army for religious
females. "I wanted to do
something for my country. I
did not just want to work and
earn money; I thought it
wasn't fair," explains Revi.
She taught children to play the.
mandolin, taught English and
Arabic and helped them with
their math. In Israel Revi now
works in an accounting office
trying to save enough money
to return to Bar Han Universi-
ty and "probably study
The children at Camp
Shalom learn about Israel in-
formally through games and
discussions. They ask her
many questions about Israel's
cities, the Western Wall, and
of course, life in Israel. "The
children already know quite a
bit about Israel, rituals and
blessings!" exclaims Revi. She
attributes their knowledge
partly to their experience at
the JCC Pre-School, their at-
tendance at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School, their
parents and the wonderful
counselors. "I love this place
and want to return as much as
possible! The people here are
wonderful calling me, in-
viting me to dinner. I am busy
every day! The hospitality is
excellent!" Revi was par-
ticularly moved when she ar-
rived at camp on July 15 and
was greeted by "Happy Birth-
day, Revi" signs. "What they
did for me on my birthday I'll
never forget!" She has a whole
packet of pictures to take
home which the children drew.
Summing up her experience
here, Revi says that "It makes
you feel good in your heart and
that is enough for me."
Employment Opportunities Ducoff Elected Prexy
SECRETARY, Women's Division of social
service agency. Statistical background desir-
able, shorthand, skilled typing. Good commu-
nication skills. Excellent benefit package. Call
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
EDUCATION DEPT. of Jewish agency seeks
clerk/p- ilallst to administer small media/
resou.. center. Education background help-
ful. 8 hours per week. Retirees welcome to
apply. Call 832-2120.

Of Jewish Educators
Bernard Ducoff, executive
director of the Jewish Educa-
tion Association of
Metro West, West Caldwell,
NJ, has been elected president
of the Council for Jewish
Education, an organization
representing Jewish com-
munal educators. He succeeds
Rabbi Irwin Witty, executive
director of the Board of Jewish
Education in Toronto. .
Midrasha Judaica High School
Graduating Class of 1987
Tim Johnson, Michael Kapner,
St e in huff, and Paul Tochner
Mini Postal,
Midrasha Fact Sheet
Who can come?
All Jewish teenagers in grades 8-12.
When and where does the school meet?
Wednesdays: 6:30-9:15 p.m. at Jewish Community Day
How many teenagers attend?
Over 100 students from all of Palm Beach County.
What subjects are available?
Students select from classes in Bible, Rabbinics, Hebrew
Language, Literature, Jewish History and Contemporary
Jewish Studies.
What informal programs are available?
Shabbaton, Soviet Jewry Rally, Weekly Social Hour.
Is there a correlation between Israel scholar-
ship funds and the number of hours of Jewish
Students attending Midrasha receive special considera-
tion for funding.
How do students make their issues heard?
A popularly elected Student Council has input to the ad-
ministration and the Educational Committee. They are also
instrumental in outlining and carrying out informal school
Wlio is the faculty?
A highly qualified and dedicated group of teachers in-
cluding Congregational Rabbis.
Why go to the Midrasha?
Jewish education, like secular studies, is an on-going pro-
cess. Everyone accepts the fact that they will graduate
from high school and most probably, college as well. The
same should be true of Jewish studies. In addition, this is
an opportunity to learn new and exciting subjects while
meeting new friends from all over the state.
Who sponsors Midrasha?
The Midrasha-Judaica High School is sponsored by the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County in cooperation
with the Jewish Community Day School and local
For more information contact Dr. Elliot Schwartz,
Jewish Education Director, at the Federation office,
Celebrate Israel's 40th Anniversary
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County-United Jewish Appeal
Unique Mission To Israel and Bucharest
October 18-28,1987
A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Have A Unique Insider s View Of
Israel Through Dialogue With Leaders In The Fields Of Government
Education and Industry
In Bucharest. Visit The Remnants Of A Once Flourishing Jewish
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Friday, August 7, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Shas Refrains From Introducing
Rabbinical Court Law Amendment
Continued from Page 1
It is widely believed that
ith the failure of the Shas
gislation, it will be easier for
abor to garner a majority of
upport for early elections and
issolve the Likuk-led unity
ovemment. Shas had
hreatened Likud that it would
upport early elections if
ikud failed to guarantee
assage of the "Who is a
ew?" amendments.
Observers said that Labor
ad intensified efforts to
ecure a majority to pass a bill
issolving the Knesset and
ailing for new elections.
hinui MK Zeidan Atshe an-
ounced that he had changed
is mind and would support
arly elections. Shas MK
aacov Yosef said he, too,
,'ould support early elections
ecause Likud "failed to honor
oalition commitments to
has." Labor MKs reportedly
received strict orders not to
ave the country until the
nesset recesses in order to
ssure a majority of support
>r dissolving the government,
oreign Minister and Labor
arty leader Shimon Peres
cheduled a meeting Wednes-
ay to evaluate the situation.
Meanwhile, a delegation of
orth American Jewish
aders, who made a last
inute trip to Israel to lobby
ainst the Shas proposal, held
press conference
Martin Stein, national chair-
an of the United Jewish Ap-
kal, told reporters the leaders
re "not making threats of
ithholding funds, which
ould be the absolutely worst
Shoshana Cardin, president
the Council of Jewish
Federations, said the proposed
Amendments to the law affec-
ling conversions would
[directly or indirectly cause a
lignificant portion of our peo-
ple to feel disenfranchised, to
Florida Jewish Leaders Express
Shock On Law of Return Effort
July 22, 1987
The Honorable Shlomo Hillel
The Knesset
The Honorable Yitzhak Shamir, Prime Minister
The Honorable Shimon Peres
The Honorable Yosef Burg
The Honorable Ehud Ohlmert
We of Florida are deeply shocked and dismayed by yet
another effort to overturn the Law of Return. We fear that
some in Israel have forgotten the spirit in which that Law
was promulgated and strongly urge the defeat of the pro-
posed bill that would give the Rabbinical Courts jurisdiction
over conversions and marriages outside of Israel. This
measure would do great damage to Israel as a pluralistic
society and to its relationships with world Jewry.
Sincerely yours,
Nan Rich, Chairwoman, Community Relation!Committee,
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Barbara Wiener, Chairwoman, Community Relations
Jewish Federation of Fort Lauderdale
Susan Bierman, President,
Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando
Rabbi Joel Levine, Chairman, Community Relations
Committee, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Rabbi Bruce Warshall, Executive Director, Howard Weiss,
Community Relations Committee, South County Jewish
Federation, Boca Raton
Jack Weintraub, Executive Director
Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation
Rabbi David Rose, Chairman, Community Relations-
Tampa Jewish Federation
Beverly Hollander, Chairwoman, Community Relations
South Broward Jewish Federation, Hollywood
A researcher at Technion makes a blood substitute for
medical emergencies. "Artificial blood" is similar to natural
blood in oxygen carrying capacity and works for at least 72
hours, long enough to stabilize patients and to obtain sup-
plies of natural blood.
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En*e Octant?* Block 37m to 38ti 9fc Miami tax*
feel that the essential unity
which has characterized our
relationship over these past 40
years has been shattered."
(JTA correspondent Gil
Sedan contributed to this
Readers Write
Continued from Page 4
Dme Jews who fled Nicaragua
kight have done so because
^ey were not members of the
feat masses of oppressed and
leir economic position was
ch that they did not find
lemselves in the Revolu-
jnary camp? Does that make
ke will of the people to over-
sow the repressive govern-
lent necessarily bad?
|I feel from what I have read
id seen of his family in the
jwspaper that Benjamin
Snder was an idealist as well
a fine engineer who wanted
do with his talents
bmething that really mat-
ured to him.
Ilf Nicaragua is permitted to
P forward and eventually
&me into contact with Jewish
jurists and Jewish culture in
ke rest of the world it may
kntually alter its standard of
finking. At least President
ega did attend the funeral
a Hebrew hymn was per-
litted to be sung.
[Mr. Zachs also cites the fact
|at about 10 percent of the
iuntry are refugees. What
ks he expect? In any war and
battleground there are always
people trying to escape if they
can. There is always propagan-
da in wartime; there are
always refugees. Whenever
Hitler took over any country
we saw in the newsreel armies
of children waving flags and a
tearful populace welcoming
the invading army.
If the Sandinista regime is
"brutal and oppressive" what
does Mr. Zachs think the
Somoza dictatorship was?
Even now Nicaragua still has a
large business community it
is neither a democracy nor a
communist country, but it
would have had a chance as a
democracy if we hadn't been
pumping millions into sustain-
ing the raggle-taggle Contras
who are nothing but
mercenaries, hoolligans and
self seeking military.
The truth is that the Contras
really have no popular support
at all in spite of the U.S.'s
frantic efforts. We should not
let the blind fear of Com-
munism drive us into what
may turn nuclear.
Services Conducted by
Rabbi Joel Chazin Cantor David Feuer
Ritual Director Arthur Rosenwasser
Temple Emanu-EI It a Conservative Synagogue end invitee the unaffiliated of the
Palm Beaches to Join It in membership end worship.
Please Telephone: 8320804 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Write: 190 N. County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
_________^^^^^ Richard A. Lynn, M.D., President

Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 7, 1987
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.
Monday through Friday,
older adults gather at the JCC
to enjoy kosher lunches, and a
variety of activities. Lectures,
films, celebrations, games,
card playing and nutritional
education are some of the pro-
grams offered at the Center.
Watermelon feasts, special
dessert treats, contests are
also planned. Transportation
is available. Reservations are
required. Call Lillian at
689-7703. No fee is required
but contributions are
JCC Matinee Day. Come to
the JCC every Wednesday.
Lunch, popcorn, drinks will be
served with an old time film.
See your favorite movie along
with a hot, delicious lunch.
Monday, Aug 10 Games
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Aug. 11 To Be
Wednesday, Aug. 12 JCC
Matinee Day
Thursday, Aug 13 Bob
Oberfelder and Leon
Kronstadt from Red Cross
Friday, Aug. 14 Alice
Skaggs Consumer Affairs
Shabbat Services
Monday, Aug. 17 Games
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Aug. 18 To Be
Wednesday, Aug. 19 JCC
Matinee Day
Thursday, Aug. 20 Helen
Gold Nutritionist
Friday, Aug. 21 Harpist
Jennifer Pyeat
Homebound persons 60
years or older who require a
kosher meal delivered to their
AMIT Women To Hold
Convention In Orlando
Amit Women will hold their
National Convention in Oc-
tober 25-28, at the Hyatt
Orlando Hotel in Orlando,
Florida. Amit anticipates over
300 delegates from all parts of
the United States.
Claude Lanzmann, the
Director of film, SHOAH, will
be one of the guest speakers.
A dramatic presentation will
be given by Robert Clary, who
is most noted for his role on
Hogan's Heroes.
Other special guest speakers
will be Ambassador Alan
Keyes, Assistant Secretary of
State for International
Organizational Affairs, and
Director General Shimshon
Shoshani of the Ministry of
Education who will address a
gala dinner on Monday even-
ing, Oct. 26.
Amit Women raises funds to
maintain more than 23 pro-
jects in Israel which house and
educate over 18,000 orphaned
and needy childen.
For reservations, Amit
members should contact their
Chapter President or call the
Florida Council office.
42 Soviet Jews
Arrive In Israel
largest single group of Soviet
Jewish immigrants to arrive
here in five years landed at
Ben-Gurion Airport Sunday
night (July 19). The 42 men,
women and children came on a
flight from Moscow via Vien-
na, unannounced. The size of
the group surprised Jewish
Agency personnel waiting at
the airport. It included several
former activists for Jewish and
Zionist rights in the USSR.
Beth David
4657 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens
Invites you to join us
At Worship For High Holiday
Royal Poinciana Playhouse
Palm Beach
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd -1 to 4 p.m.
RSVP to Temple by Aug. 19th
For Tickets & Information Rabbl wam Marder
694-2350 Cantor Earl Rackoff
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. There is no fee for this
service but participants are en-
couraged to make a contribu-
tion each time. 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.
The School Board of Palm
Beach County Adult and
Community Education
Classes provides instructors
for various classes at the
Jewish Community Center.
Classes will not meet during
the summer. Watch for new
schedule in the fall!
Speakers Club Thursdays
at 10 a.m.
Timely Topics Mondays at
2 p.m. A stimulating group of
men and women who meet
each week on an ongoing basis
to discuss all phases of current
events. Reservations can be
made for lunch prior to the
program (at 1:15 p.m.) by call-
ing 689-7703.
Wisdom of the Body Series
Health Choices II, Gertrude
Freidman, Consultant. How
much control do we have over
our daily living? How impor-
tant is living independently for
you? Enjoy an afternoon of
stimulation and discuss vital
subjects pertaining to you. A
question and answer period
ano social hour will follow.
Refreshments will be served.
Health Insurance Third
Thursday of each month. Will
also help Gold Plus people!
Call for appointment or infor-
mation at 689-7703.
Home Financial Manage-
ment First and Third
Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. By
Sophie and Morris Langbort
invite you to Canastarama.
Lunch will be served at 11:45,
followed by Canastarama.
There will be prizes,
refreshments and fun. NO
FEE. Contributions are re-
quested. For reservations,
please call Ruth at 689-7703.
Volunteers are always need-
ed at the Jewish Community
Center. We need people in the
Kosher Meal Program, for
mailings and for programs.
Call Carol Fox, Coordinator
of Volunteers, and make an ap-
pointment to discuss how to
become involved. Retired pro-
fessionals can develop a class
in arts and crafts, begin a
choral group, an orchestra, or
form a JCC Garden Club.
Share yur knowledge with
others and enrich yourself as
Did you know that the JCC
Senior Center has a l>eautiful
collection of books and paper-
backs? Stop in, browse, and
borrow a book. Large print
books are also available.
Projector (16MM) and
Gardening Equipment.
Horticulturist and persons
interested in gardening.
A group of dedicated active
people plan trips, luncheons
and fun fund raising activities.
Reservations are now being
taken for the annual fall visit
to Lido Spa.
Enjoy four days, three night
vacation from Sunday, Nov. 15
to Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Members: $150 per person,
double occupancy; $170 per
person, single occupancy. Non-
members: $155 per person,
double occupancy; $175 per
person, single occupancy.
Gourmet meals, lectures,
daily massage, entertainment
all included along with
JCC News
On Sunday, Aug. 9, at noon, get together at New Dreher
Park for a "Slave Auction" and Picnic BBQ. Have you been
meaning to get your car washed?, refrigerator cleaned
out?, perhaps you need someone to carry your cooler to the
beach, or prepare lunch or fix you a drink hire your
"Slave For A Day" by "Bidding" at this fund raising event.
Hot dogs and fixings will be served. Donation: JCC
members $3, non-members $4.
Meet Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. for dinner at Por-
tofino's on Singer Island.
Get together on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 9 p.m. at the
Center for a Camp Out and Movie Night, for movies, pop-
corn, peanuts and the works. The VCR will be running with
a wide selection to choose from. Stay for an hour or bring
some blankets or a sleeping bag and stay through the night.
In the morning we will have a bagel breakfast. Donation:
JCC members $4, non-members $5.
Meet Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at a member's home to
plan future events for this group. Newcomers are welcome.
Munchies and beverages will be served. Donation: $1.
On Thursday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. take time off in the work
week to indulge with dessert at Swenson's at the Cross
County Mall (Okeechobee and Military). Ask for the group
at the door.
SINGLES (30s AND 40s)
On Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 5-7 p.m. meet at Margarita
Y Amigas, Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., west of 1-95. Ask for
the JCC group at the door. Donation: $1 plus own fare.
On Sunday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. visit the Flagler Museum.
Along with the permanent collection, they have on display
an exhibit entitled "Old Lace and Orange Blossoms" which
is made up of elegant vintage wedding gowns. Children are
welcome. Afterwards, visit a nearby ice cream parlor.
Cost: $3.50 per adult, $1.25 per child ages 6-12, RSVP with
check by Friday, Aug. 14. Mail to JCC, 700 Spencer Dr.,
West Palm Beach, FL 33409, Att'n.: Ann.
On Saturday, Aug. 8 at 8:30 p.m. gather at the Center
(700 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach) to find transformed
into an International Coffee House and Game Room.
Spirited refreshments such as Irish coffee will be served.
Tables will be set up for card playing, Trivial Pursuit,
Backgammon, etc. Bring a favorite board or card game.
Prizes will go to all game winners. Donation: $3.
Meet Sunday, Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. in front of the Royal Poin-
ciana Playhouse in Palm Beach (just over the Flagler North
Bridge, on south side) to start the day with a scenic bike
ride. Bike rentals are nearby. Non bikers may join the
group for an early brunch at Wags at 10:30 a.m. (located on
Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., just west of 1-95). Donation: $1.
Gather on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 5-7 p.m. for Happy
Hour at Bradley's Saloon, 111 Bradley PI.. Palm Beach.
Donation: $1 plus own fare.
Meet Thursday, Aug. 13 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the JCC, for
a discussion "Turn Ons and Turn Offs." What is appealing
what's not? Honest and open communication between
the sexes oft how they interpret the actions of one another.
Donation: JCC members $1, non-members $2.
Get together on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Village Restaurant, North Military Trail between 45th St.,
and Blue Heron Blvd., on the east side, for pizza or another
item from their extensive menu. At 8 p.m. work off the
food with game of miniature golf at the Rapids.
Call the JCC, 689-7700, for more information.
> .--.

Friday, August 7, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
'The Dream,' by Marc Chagall, 1920. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
100 Years Later
Chagall's Genius Still Burns Brightly
Continued from Page 5
ito stained glass windows in-
llude the themes of "Moses
Jefore the Burning Bush,"
J*Jeremiah and the Exodus of
|he Jewish People," "Jacob
/restling with the Angel,"
|'Adam and Eve Expelled
rom the Earthly Paradise"
id the "Vision of the Prophet
Isaiah on Peace and
Executed art like other
fhildren in school, his first for-
mal art training came in 1907,
irhen he spent a couple of mon-
is in the Vitebsk studio of
fehuda Pen. It was shortly
lereafter that he had left to
|tudy art in St. Petersburg.
At first, he took instruction
the Imperial Society for the
protection of the Fine Arts.
lot satisfied, Chagall dropped
|ut of the Society, and in late
[908, he enrolled in the
ivanseva School that was
lirected by Leon Bakst. This
[roved to be a turning point in
jhagall's development as an
tist in future decades.
I After three years of study-
hg art in St. Petersburg,
lhagall in 1910 obtained an
Ilowance from Max Vinaver
hat gave him the chance to
ravel to Paris in order to fur-
her his development as an
JFor four years, he lived in
laris and was profoundly in-
wed by his association with
toer struggling artists like
eger, Laurens, Archipenko,
lodigliani and Soutine who
N also made their
[lgrimages to the French
fpital city in order to better
pvelop their art styles.
50ME OF Chagall's
reatest masterpieces were
kecuted during his first stay
I Paris. Indeed, many art
ptics such as Guillaume
ollinaire saw in Chagall's
a forerunning of what
eventually to develop
nong other artists as the
Pnool of Surrealism. Chagall
Jroself, however, would never
Pally endorse or join this
N 1912, Chagall began to ex-
hibit some of his paintings in
Parisian galleries. In 1914, he
took a large selection of his
work for a special one-man
showing in Berlin. Twenty-
three years later, the Nazi
government ordered all Ger-
man museums to remove
Chagall's paintings from
display to the public.
Shortly after, the successful
opening of the Berlin exhibi-
tion, Chagall boarded a train
to travel back to Russia in
order to see family and friends
that he had not seen in four
years. The outbreak of the
First World War prevented
Chagall from returning to
Paris, and he married Bella
Rosenfeld, his long-time
fiance, in Vitebsk in 1915.
That same year, the artist ex-
hibited 25 of his paintings in
the Art salon of Moscow.
THE YEAR following the
marriage, the Chagalls were
blessed with the birth of a
daughter whom they named
Ida. His work continued to be
displayed in exhibits in both
Moscow and St. Petersburg
during the years 1916-17.
The October Revolution of
1917 set the stage that
brought the Bolshevik Com-
munists to power in Russia
following the overthrow and
bloody liquidation of the
Czarist family that had ruled
the world's largest nation for
three centuries. Offered a
chance to head the fine arts
section of a newly-established
Ministry for Cultural Affairs
that would be headquartered
in Moscow, Chagall followed
the advice of his wife and
declined the honor.
Instead, he returned to his
hometown of Vitebsk and was
there appointed to serve as
Commissar of Fine Arts for
the region. He also became the
director of a new school of fine
arts that was scheduled to
open in Vitebsk in 1919.
Disagreements with other
teachers in the school upset
Chagall, and he finally resign-
ed his teaching post in 1920.
The artist returned to Moscow
where he received commis-
sions to execute stage designs
for various plays including his
favorite, Gogol's "Inspector
CHAGALL took advantage
of an opportunity in 1922 to
leave his homeland and enjoy
more artistic freedom. He
traveled to Berlin and stayed
there for several months until
his wife and daughter could
join him. The following year,
the artist returned to Paris
where he discovered that his
earlier work had during the
war years earned him an ex-
cellent reputation in Parisian
art circles.
This reputation helped
Chagall to begin winning im-
portant commissions. In 1924,
the Surrealism movement
gained public support, and
Chagall, considered a forerun-
ner of the art form, benefitted
from this development. With
the increasing commissions he
was earning, the artist wass
able to travel to all parts of
Europe and the Middle East.
The outbreak of the Second
World War, which saw the
quick German defeat of
France, posed a major threat
to Chagall because of his
Jewish faith. The Nazi regime
had passed a law against Ger-
man museums displaying his
work. Some of Chagall's pain-
tings had even been burned by
Nazi supporters as part of
their campaign against the
FORCED TO flee to
southern France from the
capital city of Paris, Chagall
managed to escape to the
United States when contacted
by agents of the Emergency
Rescue Committee. He arrived
in New York on June 23,1941,
the very day that Germany at-
tacked Russia, and set the
stage for the destruction of
many Jewish communities in
the land, including Vitebsk.
During his stay in the United
States, a major personal
tragedy occurred with the
death of his wife, Bela, in
1944. His grief was so great
that the artist went through a
period of almost ten months in
which he did not touch a brush.
In 1946, a major exhibition
of his work spanning the
previous four decades was held
at the Museum of Modern Art
in New York, thus further
spreading his reputation
among American art
Chagall returned to live in
France in 1948. Four years
later, he met and married
Valentina (Vava) Brodsky and
began to study the concept of
medieval stained glass win-
dows by visiting the famed
Chartres Cathedral.
THE ARTIST initiated a
series of Biblical Message
paintings in 1955 that would
be completed in 1966 and serve
as the focal point of a museum
named in his honor in Nice,
France and which was opened
to the public in 1973.
In the last decades of his life,
Chagall basked in almost
universal acclaim. In 1963, a
major exhibition of his artwork
was staged in Japan at the Na-
tional Museum of Tokyo and
the State Museum of Kyota.
Among the numerous honors
and awards that he received
were honorary doctorate
degrees from the University of
Glasgow, Brandeis University
and Notre Dame University.
Also the Erasmus Prize from
the European Foundation of
Culture in Copenhagen, the In-
ternational Prize for Engrav-
ing at the Venice Biennale,
and the French Grand Cross of
the Legion of Honor.
THE NEW postage stamps
being released this year by An-
tigua and Barbuda, Bhutan,
Dominica, Gambia, Grenada,
Grenada Grenadines and
Sierra Leone to commemorate
the artist's birth centennial
will not constitute the first
time.that stamps have been
released in honor of works of
art that Chagall created.
That philatelic honor goes to
France, Chagall's adopted
homeland which released an 85
centime stamp in 1963 (Scott
1076) that reproduced his pain-
ting titled "The Married Cou-
ple of the Eiffel Tower."
Four years later, the United
Nations Postal Administration
in New York focused philatelic
attention on Chagall by releas-
ing a single miniature sheet
(Scott 179) that highlighted
the "Memorial Window" that
the artist designed at the UN
Headquarters following the
tragic death of that organiza-
tion's Secretary-General Dag
Hammarskjold, whose
airplane crashed while in the
performance of a peace mis-
sion in Africa. A portion of the
Hammarskjold Memorial Win-
dow titled "The Kiss of Peace"
was simultaneously released
as a separate 6 cents stamp
(Scott 180).
productive life, Chagall was
honored by the issuance of
stamps released by the Israeli
Post Office. A strong sup-
porter of the Jewish state, his
works were popular there
because of the strong Jewish
content that frequently ap-
peared in his paintings.
In 1969, a three lira stamp
was issued by Israel to il-
lustrate Chagall's painting
"King David" (Scott 309).
Thousands of tourists to
Jerusalem each year, make a
point of visiting the Hadassah-
Hebrew University Medical
Center Synagogue which pro-
udly displays a set of stained
glass windows that Chagall
designed and which illustrate
the theme of the Twelve Tribes
of Israel. These windows were
the subject of twelve one lira
stamps (Scott 509-20) that
were issued by the Israel Post
Office in 1973 in two
In 1985, to mark the 40th an-
niversary of the establishment
of the United Nations, Antigua
and Barbuda, a former British
colony in the Caribbean issued
a $5 souvenir sheet that
featured in the stamp portion a
portrait of the artist. In the
border portion, his UN
Memorial Window souvenir
sheet of 1967 was reproduced.
AMONG THE Chagall pain-
tings being commemorated on
postage stamps this year in
honor of the artist's birth
centennial are "Abraham's
Sacrifice," "The Jew in Pink"
(Grenada Grenadines),
"Joseph the Shepherd,"
"Purim" (Dominica), "The
Shabbat" (Gambia), "Return
from Synagogue," "Moses
Receiving the Tablets,"
"Jacob's Struggle with the
Angel," "Moses Striking the
Rock," "Sacrifice of Isaac,"
"Jacob's Dream," "Noah and
the Rainbow," "Moses Before
the Burning Bush," "Abraham
and the Three Angels" and
"Adam and Eve Expelled
from Paradise" (Grenada).
Rishona Chapter is having an Executive Board meeting
on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse in West
Palm Beach, Century Village.
Golda Meir-Boynton Beach Chapter coming events:
Sept. 5, "Tea House of the August Moon," at Burt
Reynolds Theatre, Saturday Matinee, Dinner, Gratuities
included, $30. Bus optional, $35.
Call Lee Goldstein or Pearl Reich for reservations.
Tikvah Chapter coming events:
Oct. 21, Wednesday Matinee at Burt Reynolds Theatre
"The King And I."
Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Weekend, five days at the Carib-
bean Hotel, Miami Beach.
Dec. 14, Regency Spa, Miami Beach.
Jan. 26, Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) Lun-
cheon at the Royce Hotel.
Feb. 23, 24, 25, trip to Epcot, including dinner, shows
cocktail party, new motel, hostess.
Theodore Herzl Club will hold a luncheon/card party on
Aug. 19, at noon, at the Country Squire Inn, Lake Worth
Road. For tickets, contact Leonore Breuer or Dorothv
Brock. J

Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 7, 1987
Foxman Succeeds Perlmutter At ADL

Abraham Foxman, 47, has
been appointed national direc-
tor of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, suc-
ceeding the late Nathan
Perlmutter, ADL national
chairman Burton Levinson an-
nounced .
Foxman served as associate
national director and head of
the ADL's International Af-
fairs Division since 1978. He
and Perlmutter were a
"remarkable team," Levinson
said. "Thanks to the unusually
close relationship, both per-
sonal and professional, ADL is
assured the continuity of
leadership essential to con-
tinued progress in meeting the
many challenges which con-
Abe Foxman
front the world
Refusenik Still
Waiting For Exit Visa
Continued from Page 8
years old. But I have never
seen them and miss them very
much. They live in Israel, but
we are not allowed to go there.
We are told that 17 years ago,
eight years before I was born,
my father had known some
State secrets. But I don't
know any secrets. Why cannot
I go to see them even for a
short time? Can it really be
true that it is so dangerous for
the USSR if we live in Israel
"I heard that you are very
kind grandfather and you play
and spend a lot of time with
her. And I cannot even see my
grandparents. I saw them only
in pictures. They ae not well
and I am so eager to hug and
to kiss them.
"Please, help me! I implore
Naomi Shapiro"
On the first of June this
year, Naomi Shapiro
celebrated her ninth birthday.
One can only ask, in the name
of former agreements, new
regulations, and human feel-
ings, that she be allowed to
celebrate her tenth birthday in
Israel, with the grandparents
she has never seen.
Naomi Shapiro's mother will
be 38 this October. Her father
will be 48 next January. Have
they not waited long enough?
"We try not to give up hope
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Harvard Program in Urology
also affiliated o'"1
that we shall be able to meet
again," Lev wrote recently to
a friend in the West, "and, he
added, "you can imagine how
we dream of this day.'*
Another such dreamer is
Evgeni Lein. Like Lev
Shapiro, he lives in Leningrad.
Like Lev, he has recently
received another refusal, nine
years after he first applied to
live in Israel. Like Lev, the
reason given was "access to
State secrets."
In vain did Evgeni Lein
point out, as he has done many
times before in open letters to
the Soviet authorities, that he
never had contact with
classified information in the
now far-off days before 1978
when he was last allowed to
work in his profession, before
he first applied to go to Israel.
Likewise, his Army service in
1969 and 1970 was in an in-
nocuous supply unit.
Evgeni Lein is a former
prisoner-of-Zion; one of more
than 25 former prisoners still
refused their exit visas. For
these former prisoners and for
Lein, as for Lev Shapiro, the
struggle to live in Israel would
be over tomorrow, if the
Soviet authorities willed it so.
Cannot Soviet officialdom
make the extra effort needed
to show that the new, much-
publicized changes are not
selective, but universal? If so,
the Western public image of
Soviet moderation would be
enhanced, and much personal
unhappiness would be brought
to a rapid end.
FOXMAN received a law
degree from New York
University Law School. He is
also a graduate of City Univer-
sity of New York and did
graduate work in advanced
Judaic studies at the Jewish
Theological Seminary of
America and in international
economics at the New School
for Social Research.
He is a member of the
United States Holocaust
Memorial Council, the ad-
visory council to the New York
City Holocaust Memorial Com-
mission and the New Jersey
Advisory Council on Holocaust
Born in Poland in 1940, he
was saved from the Holocaust
by a Polish Christian
nursemaid who claimed him as
her own child after his parents
were imprisoned by the Nazis.
He was baptized and raised as
a Catho ic in early childhood,
until reunited with his parents,
Helen and the late Joseph Fox-
man, in 1946. Sixteen family
members died in the
THE FOXMANS arrived in
the U.S. in 1950. Abraham
Foxman was educated at the
Yeshiva of Flatbush (N.Y.).
Bar Mitzvah
Michael Stuart Herman, son
of Ruby and Kenneth Herman
of Wellington, will be called to
the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, Sept. 12 at Temple
Beth Torah. Officiating will be
Rabbi Steven Westman.
Michael is an 8th grade stu-
dent at Crestwood Middle
School, where he is in the
gifted program. He is on the
Wellington Soccer team, and
enjoys tennis, basketball, sail-
ing and computers. He is presi-
dent of Temple Beth Torah's
Youth Group.
Michael will be twinned with
David Kasperovsky of
Moldarian, USSR, who was
denied his freedom to be called
to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
A-AAbot Answerfone offers:
and 9
"person to person service"
24 hours a day
A-AAbot Answerfone (305)586- 7400
213 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460
Religious Directory
N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.; Thurs-
day 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.
For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33413.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. President Murray Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder. Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday, 8:15 a.m.
Friday Evening, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Dr., Royal Palm Beach, FL
33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. Rabbi
Seymour Friedman. Phone 798-8888.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing Address: 6085
Parkwalk Drive, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. Phone 736-7687.
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 Benjamin Shull. 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: 100 S. Chillingworth Dr., West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. cantor Anne Newman. Phone

Friday, August 7, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Pahn Beach County Page 15
Synagogue News
Sisterhood will sponsor a
Luncheon/Card Party at Fon
Shan on Hypoluxo and Con-
gress Ave. on Wednesday,
Sept. 9, at noon. Door Prizes!
Early reservation suggested.
Coming events:
March 16, 17, and 18,
weekend at the Regency Spa.
Dec. 23, "Funny Girl" at the
Royal Palm Dinner Theatre.
Celebrate New Year's with a
trip to Orlando in a DeLuxe
Motor Coach, for two night's
accommodations at "Court of
Flags Resort" and spend a
gala New Year's Eve aboard
the "Rivership Romance."
Full sit down dinner, dancing,
entertainment, champagne,
party favors, plus a four hour
cruise. Early reservations
recommended as space is
Shabbat Service on Friday,
Aug. 7, will be conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Can-
tor Stuart Pittle from Miami
will lead the congregation in
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
They will be abbreviated ser-
vices with discussions on con-
temporary topics and will be
more informal in form and in
content. Everyone is invited.
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Anne Newman will conduct
August Family Shabbat Ser-
vices in the new synagogue
building at 8 p.m. on Friday,
Aug. 7.
Rabbi Levine will share a
special story with the children
and bestow birthday blessings
upon August celebrants.
Prior to Services beginning
at 7 p.m., the membership
committee will host a pre-
service hospitality hour in the
Temple library. This reception
will provide information for
prospective members about
Temple Judea's growing
Rabbi Joel Levine will speak
on "Singles and Single
Parents: Finding a Spiritual
Place in the Synagogue" at
Sabbath Services, Friday,
Aug. 14 at 8 p.m.
For more information about
Temple Judea call the office.
Membership arid High Holy
Day tickets are now available.
Temple Judea is sponsoring
a trip to Miami to see the ex-
hibit, "A Visual Testimony:
Judaica from the Vatican
Library," on Sunday, Aug. 16,
leaving the temple at 10:30
a.m. and returning by 6:30
p.m. A donation of $18 will in-
clude a seat on an air-
conditioned bus and admission
to the exhibit. Additional stops
will be arranged for groups of
20 or more. Reservations by
check should be made payable
to Temple Judea, and mailed
to 100 South Chill ingworth
Drive, West Palm Beach, FL
33409 as soon as possible. To
assure a reservation, also call
the temple office at 471-1526.
See article page 9.
New Rabbi Assumes
Duties In Stuart
On Saturday. Aug. 1. Rabbi
Benjamin Shull assumed the
position of Rabbi for the
Treasure Coast Jewish
Outer/Congregation Beth
Abraham. Rabbi Shull is a
1986 graduate of the Jewish
Theological Seminary of
America, in New York City.
For the past three years he has
served the Fairlawn Jewish
Center' in Fairlawn, New
Jersey, first as Rabbinic In-
tern, and for the past year as
Assistant Rabbi. In May, 1987
he received a Master of Social
Work degree from the Colum-
bia University School of Social
Work in New York City.
While at the Fairlawn
Jewish Center he was involved
in teen programs, taught adult
education classes and or-
dinated support groups for
single parents, children with
aging parents and mature
Rabbi Shull has stated that
one of his areas of interest in
Stuart will be community
building and family life issues.
Rabbi Shull will be conduc-
ting services on Saturdays at
the Syngogue building, 3998
S.W. Leighton Farms Road,
Palm City, starting at 10 a.m.
For more information contact
the Synagogue office.
A Reform Congregation
2475 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Rabbi Samuel Sliver, DD
Cantor Elaine Shapiro
For Information on tlcketa or membership, pleaae call I
276-6161 j
A scholarship has been established at Tel
Aviv University to honor the 70th birthday
of Martin Sacks (third from left) of Elkins
Park, PA and Lake Worth. Endowed by his
children Dr. Stephen Sacks of Gulph Mills
and his daughter Nina Karas (fourth from
left) of New York, the scholarship will
benefit students in the TAU Faculty of Life
Sciences, specifically its Freedom from
Hunger Program. Grandchildren Scott and
liana Wachs also participated in the
scholarship's establishment. Also at the
presentation were (left) Jules Love, Ex-
ecutive Vice President of American Friends
of Tel Aviv University; Ruth Sacks (second
from left); and Donald Karas (right).
ECC To Resume Ties With Syria
European Economic Com-
munity (EEC) will resume
high-level diplomatic relations
with Syria, suspended last
November after the Syrian
Embassy in London was linked
to a terrorist attempt to blow
up an Israeli airliner in
The decision was taken Mon-
day (July 13) by the Foreign
Ministers of the 12 EEC
member states attending the
European Political Coopera-
tion conference in
Copenhagen. But other EEC-
imposed sanctions against
Syria will remain in effect for
the time being. These include
an embargo on arms
deliveries, freezing of EEC aid
and surveillance of Syrian
diplomatic activities and
Syrian airlines.
THE EEC gesture toward
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Damascus was seen as an ex-
pression of approval of Syrian
moves to distance itself from
international terrorism such as
the closure of the offices of the
Abu Nidal terrorist group in
Damascus and Syrian help to
gain the release of Western
hostages held in Lebanon.
According to diplomatic
observers, the EEC's move
toward rapprochement with
Syria coincides with the
renewal of high level
U.S.-Syrian contacts. Another
consideration is said to be
Syria's potential role in efforts
to convene an international
conference for Middle East
peace. An international con-
ference has been endorsed by
the EEC as the only way to ad-
vance the peace process at this
time. Syria has always been
seen by the Europeans as a
key player in the process.
The 12 EEC Foreign
Ministers consider the sharp
division in the Israeli govern-
ment over an international
conference to be one of the
main obstacles. But they also
stressed the necessity to await
the outcome of the next Arab
summit conference at which
the Arab states are expected
to take a common position on a
Yugoslavs Open Jerusalem Office
Tanjug official Yugoslav news
agency will have a bureau in
Israel, and its local represen-
tative, Miroslav Vishjie,
formerly head of its Cairo
bureau, said Sunday the
establishment of its office in
Jerusalem signals improved
Yugoslav-Israel relations.
"The fact that an official
news agency opens its bureau
in Israel speaks for itself.
After this, similar step-by-step
moves most probably will
follow," he told reporters.
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