The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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August 21, 1987
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
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Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: Feb. 20, 1987 called no. 4 in masthead and no. 8 in publisher's statement; Mar. 31, 1989 called no. 12 in masthead and no. 13 in publisher's statement.
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"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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ewish Horidian
Jews Accept Vatican Invitation
While in Israel attending the Jewish Agency Assembly in
Jerusalem, the 15 member delegation representing the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County visited this com-
munity's Project Renewal neighborhoods of Giora and Gil
Amal outside Hod Hasharon. Visiting with Elizabeth Homans
(second from left), Project Renewal Community Represen-
tative, and one of the many women whose lives have been
enriched through participation in activities for older adults
at the Senior Center in Gil Amal, are Federation Executive
Director Jeffrey L. Klein (left); Larry Ochstein (third from
left), member of the Executive Committee of the Board of
Directors of the Jewish Community Center.
Local Leaders
Tackle Diaspora-
Israel Relationships
The adoption of a resolution
at the recent Jewish Agency
Assembly held in Jerusalem af-
firming that the Law of
Return be "retained in its pre-
sent form" was the one issue
about which many of the 15
member delegation from the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County felt most
The resolution, carried by a
large majority, was a flat re-
jection oi efforts by the ultra-
Orthodox religious establish-
ment and the Shamir led Likud
party to amend the law to in-
validate conversions perform-
ed by non-Orthodox rabbis.
According to Berenice
Rogers, Chairman of the
Federation's Jewish Agency
Committee and who led the
delegation, the importance of
this issue to diaspora Jewry
tends to be underemphasized
by the Israeli establishment.
"American Jewish leaders, in-
cluding Martin Stein, Chair-
man of the United Jewish Ap-
peal, and Shohana Cardin,
Chairman of the Council of
Jewish Federations, have
subsequently met with Prime
Minister Shamir to let him
know that any attempt to
amend the Law of Return
would seriously jeopardize
Diaspora-Israel relationships,"
she said. (The challenge to the
Law of Return was defeated
on July 8, just after the conclu-
sion of the Assembly).
As General Chairman of the
Continued on Page 8
American Jewish leaders have
accepted an invitation by the
Vatican to meet with Pope
John Paul II in Rome at the
end of August or early
September, prior to the Pope's
visit to the United States and
the scheduled meeting with
Jewish leaders in Miami on
Sept. 11.
The invitation was extended
by Johannes Cardinal
Willebrands, president of the
Vatican Commission for
Religious Relations with the
Jews, in a telephone call from
Rome to Rabbi Mordecai Wax-
man, chairman of the interna-
tional affairs department of
the Synagogue Council of
America (SCA) and chairman
of the International Jewish
Committee on Interreligious
Consultations, (IJCIC).
AFTER A two-and-one-half-
hour meeting last Wednesday
in the offices of the SCA,
representatives of the IJCIC
decided to accept the
Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, in-
ternational affairs director of
the American Jewish Commit-
tee, told reporters that the
meeting with the Pope should
"clear the air" and the
misunderstanding that
resulted from the Pope's re-
cent audience with President
Kurt Waldheim of Austria who
is accused of being a Nazi war
"There are fundamental and
difficult matters to discuss,"
Tanenbaum told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency. "We
want to review with the Holy
See the meeting with
Waldheim and the whole ques-
tion of the Pope's attitude
toward the Nazi Holocaust."
TANENBAUM said that the
Jewish leaders, by accepting
the Pope's invitation, are
hopeful that the meeting "will
open the way" for their par-
ticipation in a meeting with
the Pope in Miami on Sept. 11.
The Miami meeting was in
Continued on Page 16-
Sign Raising
First Step To Be Taken Toward
JCCampus Groundbreaking
Linda Zwickel, Vice Presi-
dent of the Jewish Community
Center, has been named to
chair the upcoming Jewish
Community Campus Sign
Raising Day. The celebration
ceremony will be held on Sun-
day, Sept. 20, at the Jewish
Community Center, 700
Spencer Drive, West Palm
Beach, and will formally
designate the site of the new
JCCampus on Military Trail
and 12th Street.
In making the announce-
ment, Gilbert Messing, Chair-
man of the JCCampus Capital
Campaign, said, "We are
delighted to be making this
first concrete step toward the
groundbreaking which will
take place later this year. A
small ceremony on the site of
the JCCampus will precede the
raising of a sign announcing
the move at the current site of
Linda Zwickel
that Linda will be chairing this
event as she has worked
diligently on behalf of the
Center and is dedicated to see-
ing that a desperately needed
the Jewish Community Center new facility will be built soon."
on Spencer Drive. I am pleased Linda Zwickel has lived in
West Palm Beach for the past
14 years, having moved here
from Brooklyn, N.Y. She has
been associated with the
Jewish Community Center for
the past 10 years and has serv-
ed on the Board of Directors
since 1981.
Mrs. Zwickel is Assistant to
the Director of the Regional
Arts Foundation. Previously
she was the Executive Assis-
tant at the Palm Beach
Festival for 5 years.
Mrs. Zwickel is married to
Gary and they have two
children, Allen, 18, and
Jonathan, 12.
The JCCampus will house
the Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, and the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County.
For more information, con-
tact Marjorie Scott, Jewish
Community Campus Capital
Campaign Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Experimental Treatment For MS
Shows 'Beneficial Effects'
Mldrasha's Fall Semester
To Begin Sept. 9... page 2
Wallenberg Remembered
page 4
Update... Opinion by
Toby F. Wllk... page 7
Clinically important beneficial effects in the treat-
ment of a major form of multiple sclerosis were
reported Aug. 12 by scientists at the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine in New York and the Weizmann
Institute of Science in Israel.
Daily injections of a man-made substance called Cop
1 produced these results in a four-year pilot trial,
Jublished in the Aug. 13 issue of the New England
ournal of Medicine. Beneficial effects were observed
in patients with the exacerbating-remitting form of
multiple sclerosis (MS), particularly in patients who
are less severely disabled by the disease.
Dr. Murray Bornstein, professor of neurology and
of neuroscience at Einstein and the principal in-
vestigator of the study, cautioned that the beneficial
effects of Cop 1 demonstrated in the study should not
be extrapolated to other MS patients. "We conclude
that these results warrant further evaluation of Cop 1
in a full-scale, multi-center clinical trial," he
Dr. Michael Sela, professor of immunology and past
president of the Weizmann Institute, originally con-
ceived of Cop 1, a polypeptide synthesized from four
amino acids, or building blocks of proteins. Prof. Ruth
Arnon and her colleagues at the Weizmann Institute
found that administration of Cop 1 suppressed an
animal disease that serves as a model of multiple
Encouraged by these results, Drs. Sela and Arnon
suggested that Cop 1 may be beneficial in multiple
Continued on Page *-

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 21, 1987
Victor Duke Memorial
Tribute Fund
Honor Roll
Many people have made donations in memory of community
leader Victor Duke to the Jewish Community Center to be
located on the new Jewish Community Campus 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 ivill be recognized in weeks to
come. ^
Mrs. Martha C. Altman
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Bangel
Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Belfort
Ms. Ray Berkowitz
Ms. Esther Bluestein
Ms. Sara R. Cantor
Mr. and Mrs. Ision Comite
Ms. Frances Darvick
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bisenstein
Mrs. Evelyn J. Fischer
Mr. and Mrs. Max Gellert
Mr. and Mrs. Abe Goldberg
Mrs. Adele Goldstein
Ms. Frances K. Goodman
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S. Herpe
Ms. Ruth H. Hyde
Mrs. Tilda Jacobson
Mrs. Lillian Kaplan and Judy Levitt
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Klein
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Levin
Dr. and Mrs. Seymour H. Livingston
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Marks
Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Moselle
Ms. Margo Munter and
Jane Rothschild
Mrs. Estelle Pearlman
Mrs. Betty Ressler
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rosen
Mrs. Belle Rosenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Martin H. Rubin
Mr. Louis Schafrank
Ms. Mae Segal
Dr. and Mrs. Nathan Shapiro
Mr. and Mrs. Louis N. Shoobe
Ms. Jean Sokal
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stern
Mr. and Mrs. Aron P. Tritter
Mr. and Mrs. John Verger
Mr. Philip Weingold
Ms. Lena Wenig
Mrs. Minnie Zeiger
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.
Margot Brozost, who with
her husband, Michael, is
chairing the Jewish Com-
munity Campus Champagne
Dessert Party on Ang. 22 at
the Biltmore Beach Club,
Palm Beach, has announced
that attendance for the event
will be high. "The response
to our invitation has been
even greater than we an-
ticipated," stated Mrs.
Brozost. The evening is be-
ing held to welcome the new
Executive Director of the
Jewish Community Center,
Steven Kaplansky, and his
wife Denise, to Palm Beach
County. At the same time,
early donors to the Jewish
Community Campus Capital
Campaign will be recognized
;.... for their timely support of
"' the JCCampus which will
house not only the new
Center, but the Jewish Fami-
ly and Children's Service and
the offices of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
Going To Israel?
Let The Jewish Federation
Of Palm Beach County
Make Your Trip More Meaningful
Help To Arrange Meetings with Israeli
Arrange Visits To Our Project
Renewal Neighborhood of
Hod Hasharon
A Trip To Israel Can Be A
Once In A Lifetime Experience
Let Us Help Make It A Life-Changing One
Lynne Ehrlich, Assistant Campaign Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Temple Judea Dedication
Set For Sunday, August 23
The new synagogue of Tem-
ple Judea, 100 Chillingworth
Drive, West Palm Beach, will
be dedicated on Sunday, Aug.
23 at 1 p.m. This is the third
congregation to be established
in the city of West Palm Beach
serving the Greater Palm
Beaches. "The synagogue's
location, fronting Interstate
95, is especially convenient for
its members who live in com-
munities from Boynton Beach
to Jupiter, from Palm Beach to
the Western communities.
Several members who live in
Broward County attend ser-
vices regularly," stated
Helaine Kahn, President.
Temple Judea was founded
in the spring of 1981 by 12
families and presently
numbers over 250 families.
Membership is intergenera-
tional in nature with the con-
gregation providing spiritual
programs for every age, from
infants and toddlers to senior
Rabbi Joel Levine, spiritual
leader of the congregation, has
stressed spirituality as the
main theme of Temple Judea's
approach to Judaism. "In this
age of great stress and ten-
sion, the synagogue needs to
be a peaceful, spiritual, and ho-
ly place in which the individual
can bring the light of God into
the human soul," he said. Can-
tor Anne Newman; Mrs. Kahn,
Educator Sheree Friedlander!
and Youth Advisors Jeffrey
Prince and Laurie Winer all
work together with Rabbi
Levine in helping to bring
spirituality into every aspect
of Temple life. The community
is welcome to attend the
Dedication. For more informa-
tion, call the temple office.
A School For All Reasons
Students register for last semester's classes at Midrasha
Judaica High School. School begins this year on Wednesday
evening, Sept. 9, with registration at 6 p.m., followed by
classes from 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Midrasha-Judaica High
School of Palm Beach County
has been serving the youth of
the community for eight years
and during that time, has
grown from approximately 20
students to over 100 during
the 1986-1987 school year.
Meeting each Wednesday
evening at the Jewish Com-
munity Day School on Parker
Avenue, the school offers a
variegated program of Jewish
study, the Arts, youth forums
on contemporary issues and
social activities which promote
fun and fellowship.
The Fall semester begins
Wednesday evening, Sept. 9.
Registration will be at 6 p.m.
followed by classes at
6:30-9:15 p.m.
Midrasha is sponsored by the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County in cooperation
with the Jewish Community
Day School and local
A visit on a typical Wednes-
day evening will find a group
of would-be thespians working
on the stage of the Mercaz
(auditorium) preparing a play
for presentation at a coming
holiday event. Walking down
the lane to a nearby classroom,
one is likely to see a group of
seniors putting their heads
together to plan a program of
internship in the Jewish agen-
cies of our community. In the
What Personality
Type Are You?
Discover Yourself
at the
First Program Meeting
Of 1987-88
Business & Professional
Women's Group
of the
Women's Division
of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Wednesday, Sept. 16,6 p.m.
adjacent class, former Day
School students are engaged in
a lively Hebrew 'sicha'
(conversation) as they try to
capture the spirit of a Tel Aviv
scene. Crossing the campus
green, one looks in at a
calligraphy class which is
preparing a simulated
Ketubah (marriage document).
The end of the day's schedule
is capped with a 'social' in the
Mercaz with friends sitting
around tables, 'nashing' on a
Kosher pizza and 'rapping'
about the exploits of their
boy/girl friends.
While the above scenes are
commonplace, several new
developments have taken
place which promise to make
the school 'the place to be' on
Wednesday nights. The Jewish
Community Center will now be
conducting the 'social period'
with an array of activities, in-
cluding counseling sessions,
friendship games, basketball
and many more, under the
direction of a professional
youth worker, Hyllori
In an effort to formalize the
academic program of
Midrasha, the administration
has negotiated with the Palm
Beach Junior College to ex-
tend three credits towards col-
lege admission for several
Midrasha courses. It is hoped
that these courses will be
available to Juniors and
Seniors as well as to College
students who wish to take off-
campus courses in Judaica.
This year the Midrasha
Continued on Page 6
We're breaking

Young Adult Division
Friday, August 21, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Gearing Up For Successful Year
First Social Event Set For Sept. 19
Michael Lampert, this year's
President of the Young Adult
Division of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
sees the enhanced coordina-
tion among all of Federation's
young adult programs as a ma-
jor goal for this coming year.
He assumed his new position
at the July 15 YAD Board
Meeting, along with his Ex-
ecutive Committee.
In his acceptance speech,
Mr. Lampert also cited among
his priorities major advances
in the YAD Federation/UJA
Campaign and a successful
mission to Israel next spring.
"We have made much pro-
gress in the short history of
our division, and I am looking
forward to a year marked with
increased participation in our
many excellent programs and
a heightened sense of com-
munity responsibility on the
part of young adults in the
Palm Beaches," he said. "Our
first social program will be a
Jewish New Year's Gala on
Saturday evening, Sept. 19, 8
p.m., at The Breakers Beach
Club, Palm Beach. The Social
Committee is planning a fun-
filled evening and details will
be announced soon."
Comprising the Executive
Committee are C. Scott
Rassler, immediate past Presi-
dent; Steven Ellison, Ad-
ministration Vice President;
Amy Jonas, Membership Vice
President; Tony Lampert,
Programming Vice President;
Martin List, Campaign Vice
President; and Soni Kay,
member at large.
Michael Lampert has been a
member of the YAD Board of
Directors and the task force
which preceded the formation
of the division for several
years. He is a graduate of the
Federation's Leadership
Development Program and is
currently a member of the
Leadership Development
Committee. Additionally, he is
a member of Federation's
Human Resource Develop-
ment and Endowment Com-
mittees. He has been actively
involved with the Jewish Com-
munity Center and the Red
Cross for the past several
years and is a founding and
current Trustee of the Norman
Kapner Legal Unit of B'nai
C. Scott Rassler headed
YAD for the last two years
since its inception. A graduate
of Federation's Leadership
Development Program and a
current member of the Na-
tional UJA Young Leadership
Cabinet, Mr. Rassler is also ac-
tive in the general community.
He served as Phillips Point
Building Campaign Chairman
for United Way, a member of
the Business Unit Group of the
Boca Raton Museum of Art,
and on the Board of Directors
of Junior Achievement of
South Florida, Inc. A graduate
of the Duke University School
of Law, Mr. Rassler is an at-
torney with McCrory and San-
tangelo in Ft. Lauderdale.
Steven Ellison served as
Vice President for Member-
ship last year and as a member
of the Young Adult Division
Michael Lampert
Task Force the preceding
year. An attorney with Jones
and Foster, P.A., Mr. Ellison
received his JD from the
University of Florida College
of Law where he was an editor
of the Law Review and a
member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Amy Jonas cp:chaired the
Continued on Pafe 10
Jewish Community CampusBuilding A Community
The Thursday Racquetball and
Gourmet Dining Clnb Stanley
Ellenbogen, Sherman Gal in, Charles
Jacobson, Shepard Lesser, Robert
Levy, Dr. Jerome Rubin, and Herbert
Weiser have chosen to dedicate an
Indoor Racquetball Court in the
Sports Complex in the new Jewish
Community Center in memory of Steve
Gordon. The new Jewish Community
Center will be located on the Jewish
Community Campus.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Dekelboum
have chosen to dedicate the Young
Adult Lounge in the new Jewish Com-
munity Center to be located on the
Jewish Community Campus.
Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Konigsberg
have chosen to dedicate the Assistant
Director's Office in the new Jewish
Community Center to be located on
the Jewish Community Campus.
Joe and Emily Lowe Foundation,
under the direction of Helen Hauben,
has chosen to dedicate the Cultural
Wing and Library in the new Jewish
Community Center to be located on
the Jewish Community Campus.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Brodsky have
chosen to dedicate the Lobby
Checkroom in the new Jewish Com-
munity Center to be located on the
Jewish Community Campus.
The Jewish Community Campus
Partial Listing
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Abramson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Balgley
Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Barenholtz
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bassine
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Berger
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Berman
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Blonder
Mr. and Mrs. Seymour J. Brick
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brozost
Mr. William S. Cohen
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Tom Davidoff
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Dekelboum
Mrs. Hannah Duke
Mr. and Mrs. Heinz Eppler
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan J. Espo
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fitterman
J.B. Frankel Enterprises
Mr. Sherman Galin
Jewish Community Center
Jewish Family And Children's Service
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Is Your Name Here???
Mr. and Mrs. Kalman Gitomer
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Gould
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Green
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Gruber
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hanser
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold J. Hoffman
Mr. Charles M. Jacobson
Mrs. Leona Karp
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Katzen
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Klein
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Koeppel
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kravis
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold L. Lampert
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Landerman
Mrs. May Le Vine
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Levinson
Mr. and Mrs. H. Irwin Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Levy
Joe and Emily Lowe Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Alan Marcus
Mr. Robert H. Messing
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Nickman
Mr. Larry Ochstein
Mr. and Mrs. Nat Passon
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Pertnoy
Prime Time Singles
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ram pell
Dr. and Mrs. Jerome J. Rubin
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sal nick
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schwarzberg
Cong. Anshei Sholom
Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Silber
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Silverstein
Mrs. Helen Sklarew
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stein
Dr. and Mrs. George Volow
Mr. Herbert Weiser
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Zeide
Don't Be Left Out!
Call the JCCampus Campaign Office, 832-2120

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 21, 1987
More Media Nonsense
An early media critic lamented that "of mak-
ing many books, there is no end" (Ecclesiastes,
9:11). A similar observation, unfortunately, is
true of news media outrages against Israel.
The Los Angeles Times July 20 issue carried a
front-page story headlined, "Israel: An
Economic Ward of the U.S." Written by the
paper's international economics correspondent,
Robert Gibson, the piece gave new meaning to
the old title, Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics.
Gibson got many but not all of the numbers
right, yet added them up wrong.
He stated that "for the last 11 years Israel has
received 25 percent of all the foreign aid ap-
propriated by Congress, making Jerusalem far
and away the world's leading recipient of
American assistance." Yes and no.
At $3 billion annually, $1.8 billion in military
and $1.2 billion in economic support, Israel is the
largest single receiver of U.S. foreign aid. From
1979 on it has been followed closely by Egypt,
which Gibson does not mention. But American
assistance to Western Europe, through NATO-
related defense spending, outstrips aid to Israel
and foreign aid in general by many orders
of magnitude.
Of U.S. financial support for the Jewish state,
Gibson wrote "no parallel exists in the history of
international capital flow." Where, pray tell,
was the Times' international economics cor-
respondent when extortionary price increases
by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Countries (OPEC) redirected the world's cash
flow in truly historic proportions? Hundreds of
billions of dollars were bled into OPEC coffers in
the 1970's and early 1980's, setting the stage for
global recession.
Lumping voluntary private donations with
U.S. government aid enabled Gibson to put total
American support at "at least $4 billion," or
$1,000 a year for each Israeli rather than just
under $700.
But per capita assistance must be seen in
terms of Israel's own efforts and circumstances.
Even without American military aid, the
defense burden on Israel's gross national pro-
duct is proportionally nearly three times that
carried by the United States. Gibson barely
mentioned the four-decades-old Arab military,
economic and diplomatic siege which has impos-
ed this financial distortion on Israel.
Sen. Alan Cranston (D., Calif.) got two
paragraphs to underline the reasons for close
U.S.-Israel ties. Secretary of State George
Shultz's support was noted in less than a
sentence. But the reporter gave five paragraphs
to former Rep. Paul (Pete) McCloskey (R., Calif.)
and four to former Secretary of State Dean
Rusk, critics of the bilateral relationship.
Apparently oblivious to the Eisenhower years
and to the fact that even friendly Administra-
tions sometimes seem longer on words than
deeds in crises, like the hesitant Johnson Ad-
ministration in 1967 Gibson asserted that
there has been "an unbroken succession of U.S.
Presidents who supported Israel."
Mid-summer madness: Time magazine's July
27 edition ran a 13-page spread on "The Gor-
bachev Era" and included one sentence on
human rights and Jewish emigration, one
paragraph on the Soviet Union's new Middle
East maneuvers. There was nothing about of-
ficial anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, Moscow's in-
dispensable support of Syrian militarism or ef-
forts to reconcile the PLO's Arafat, H abash and
Hawatmeh factions.
Continued comeuppance: A week after NBC
TV aired its July 1 hatchet job, "Six Days Plus
20 Years: A Dream Is Dying," Boston Herald
columnist Don Feder called it "a program so
desperate to broadcast its bias that its conclu-
sion had to be stated in the title. The network
presented us with assertions which have become
the standard fare of Zionist-bashing, i.e.: Israel
routinely violates the rights of West Bank
Arabs; in this regard, the Israelis are the moral
equivalents of white South Africans; Jewish set-
tlements in Judea and Samaria are a major im-
pediment to peace. The special was a classic
case of distortion via selective reporting."
Later in the month Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and
Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin denied inter-
views to NBC correspondents. The network had
not yet responded to the government's July 7
protest to NBC President Leonard Grossman
over the "violently anti-Israel" documentary.
(Near East Report)
Cutting Edge
Time Running Out On Pope's Visit
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Time is running out for
Jewish and Catholic leaders
pursuing a rapprochement
prior to the Pope's Sept. 11
visit to the United States, ac-
cording to Rabbi Marc Tanen-
baum, the Jewish community's
ad hoc point man on
Both sides are desperately
seeking to undo the substantial
damage to Catholic-Jewish
relations caused by the Holy
Father's June meeting with
Austrian President Kurt
Waldheim, a reputed Nazi war
criminal. Tanenbaum, just
returned from meetings at the
Vatican, declares "much pro-
gress was made." But, he
adds, "It's simply too close to
call. What happens during the
remaining weeks of August
will determine whether the
Pope's visit is a major ad-
vancement for Catholic-Jewish
relations, or a major setback."
At stake are relations on two
separate but interconnected
levels: the Pope's problematic
but hopeful relationship with
world Jewry, including Israel;
and the progressive relation-
ship between 52 million
American Catholics and U.S.
Jewry. In Rabbi Tanenbaum's
view, the latter relationship
seems the more important.
"During the 20 years since
Vatican II," explains Rabbi
Tanenbaum, "We have over-
come institutional Catholic
anti-Semitism, including
hostile stereotypes and the
teaching of contempt for Jews
who were portrayed as the
killers of Christ condemned to
wander because they did not
accept the messiah. Whole tex-
tbooks have been changed in
Catholic secondary schools,
colleges and even seminaries."
Adding that "Jewish at-
titudes toward Christians have
also improved," Tanenbaum
asserts, "in every city of the
United States, there is now a
network of friendly relation-
ships between Catholic
bishops, nuns, priests and lay
people and their Jewish
friends and neighbors working
together. It is a virtual revolu-
tion in mutual esteem," he
declares, "and none of it came
easy. It took a lot of work by
both the American Jewish
Committee and the Anti-
Defamation League leader-
ship. Those gains, of immense
importance, are simply too
precious to throw away."
To preserve the progress,
key leaders from the two com-
munities have undertaken a
series of joint meetings "to
contain the damage," as one
participant phrased it. Some
have been highly publicized,
such as the July 9 gathering in
New York between Vatican
Secretary of State Cardinal
Agostino Casaroli and the In-
ternational Jewish Committee
on Interreligious Consulta-
tions (IJCIC) on which Tanen-
baum sits.
But the more important pro-
gress has been achieved at
quiet, unreported sessions,
such as a July 20 conference in
the Washington offices of the
U.S. Conference of Bishops.
During that meeting of three
leading rabbis and three
Catholic officials, "the issue ol
damage control was given a
much higher priority," accor-
ding to a source with
knowledge of the meeting. The
six leaders agreed on "several
joint programs to take place
after the Pope's visit to
dramatize the continuing
strength of Catholic-Jewish
solidarity," the source reveal-
ed. The group also agreed that
the key to solving the current
crisis rests in the hands of the
Vatican, not American
Even as the July 20
Washington meeting was
underway, Rabbi Tanenbaum
was in Rome for a meeting
with a high Vatican official, at-
tempting to salvage the
scheduled Sept. 11 Miami
meeting with Jewish leaders.
Clearly, the church hierarchy
was willing. From the outset,
Vatican officials went out of
their way to accord Tanen-
baum an enthusiastic recep-
tion. On short notice,
schedules were changed to
Continued on Page 15
Readers Write
Raoul Wallenberg Remembered
Friday, August 21, J987
Volume 13
When Man's inhumanity to
Man saddens our life, when
war clouds darken the horizon,
we must remember a man, the
missing hero of the Holocaust,
Raoul Wallenberg.
In 1944 six million Jews as
well as others were murdered
in Nazi concentration camps.
During these horrible days, a
brave Swede, a Swedish
diplomat in Budapest, risked
his life to save tens of
thousands of Hungarian Jews
from the death camps. His
deeds were a beacon of light in
the darkness of death.
Raoul Wallenberg was sent
to Hungary at the request of
the United States War
Refugee Board. He was
credited with saving 100,000
Rabbi Named
President Reagan has ap-
pointed Rabbi Chaskel Besser
of New York as one of 21
members of the new Presi-
dent's Commission on the
Preservation of America's
Heritage Abroad. Besser has
headed efforts to preserve
Jewish cemeteries in Europe.
He was arrested at the end
of World War II by the Rus-
sians and sent to prison, where
according to the Russians, he
died. There is a belief that he
might be alive. Raoul
Wallenberg has been made an
honorary citizen of the United
States in tribute to his bravery
and humanitarianism.
Wallenberg is the hero of the
century, honored all over the
world as a righteous gentile.
Governor Bob Martinez
recognizing Wallenberg's
heroic deeds designated
August 4, 1987 as Raoul
Wallenberg Day in Florida.
Wallenberg would have been
75 on that day. In a proclama-
tion, the Governor urged all
citizens to pay tribute to the
hero of the Holocaust. The
Wallenberg Committee of
Palm Beach County expresses
its deep appreciation to Gover-
nor Martinez.
The Wallenberg Committee
of Palm Beach County
West Palm Beach
Vatican Judaica Exhibit
Highly Recommended
I would like to share with
you an experience my friends
and I so fortunately had when
we visited the Center for Fine
Arts in Miami. (See Jewish
Floridian. Aug. 7). After a
three-year negotiation with
the Vatican Library, thev have
permitted this first loan of an
unusual sampling of Hebrew
and Jewish literature.
We were impressed with the
illuminated and non-
illuminated volumes covering
the span from 8 AD 18 AD,
holiday books, prayer books,
studies, interpretations by
Rashi among others, Moses
Maimonides books, and even a
humorous puzzle book about
the Book of Esther.
The art and the clarity of the
lettering in the most
meticulous caligraphy, and the
brilliant colors and abundant
use of gold, must be seen to be
Continued on Page 8

Friday, August 21, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Ovation Comes, Too Late, for Germany's Willy Brandt
Hannovertche AUgemeine
The tributes paid to Willy
Brandt, the standing ovation
after his final speech as SPD
leader and the emotion shown
by delegates at a special party
conference were as genuine as
their sober relief that he has at
last stepped down.
He led the Social Democrats
for nearly 25 years, through
crests and troughs. More than
any other postwar Social
Democrat he stood for the
SPD's history, spirit and soul.
But towards the end he pro-
vided little leadership. He
presided and vacillated. It was
time to go.
HE IS the last of the four
leading Social Democrats who
gave the oldest political party
in Germany a new look after
the Second World War.
Fritz Erler, the most
brilliant of the four intellec-
tually, had his promising
career nipped in the bud when
he died early in 1967.
Helmut Schmidt, the
soundest statesman among
them, alienated himself from
the party and was undeserved-
ly ousted as Chancellor despite
his merits.
Herbert Wehner, the most
impassioned, was tired and
weary well before he finally
retired. When the SPD was
forced to return to the Opposi-
tion benches in Bonn in Oc-
tober, 1982, he withdrew, an
embittered figure, to his holi-
day home on the Swedish
island of Oland.
triumphant survivor and
Senator Robert Dole
DaD Photo
Betrayed Brandt, the emigre, risked his
life to work undercover against the Nazis.
wearer of August Bebel's
pocket watch, failed to see that
it was time for him to go and
finally came an unexpected
cropper in connection with a
weird staff appointment.
The end of Willy Brandt's
crisis-laden career was in
character with his political life.
Not for him mere death like
Bebel, the founder of the party
over a century ago, like Kurt
Schumacher, who refounded it
after the war, or like Erich
Ollenhauer, who died in office
as SPD leader.
Brandt himself decided to
call it a day. Self-willed as he
has always been, he stayed
true to himself: neither a
lifelong party official nor a
paragon of loyalty and
WILLY, as people near and
far call him in first name
fashion, has chosen to end his
career on a human note: as a
man who is far from infallible,
a lover of life, easily hurt,
given to thinking in terms of
contradictions and to acting in
terms of alternatives, frank
in his own way and flexible
even in his mid-70s.
He joined the SPD at 16, on-
ly to switch soon afterward to
a leftwing splinter group, the
Socialist Workers Party
(SAP), which he felt came
closer to his ideals.
If in doubt, keep left may not
be a fitting motto for
everything he has done in life,
but it is certainly appropriate
to many chapters in the life
story of an emotional, commit-
ted socialist.
When he left Germany in
1933 as a wanted man
wanted by the Nazis surely
it was not he who had betrayed
Germany but Germany that
had betrayed him.
WAS HE, as an emigre, a
coward? In 1933 Brandt the
emigre risked his life to work
undercover in Berlin for a bet-
ter Germany.
Yet the ill-wishers who cast
aspersions on him in the 1960s
when he stood for Chancellor
have still not ceased to brand
him a coward for having left
Nazi Germany.
A sense of insult and bouts
of resignation may not befit
such a high-calibre political
career, but they are typical of
Willy Brandt.
When he failed in his second
attempt to lead the SPD to vic-
tory in the 1965 general elec-
tion he inwardly abandoned
His friends, and in those
days they included Herbert
Wehner, almost had to carry
him bodily, a mentally and
emotionally weary Willy
Brandt, into office as Foreign
Minister in Chancellor Kies-
inger's Grand Coalition
BUT HE regained interest,
pleasure and strength, and in
1969, with the backing of
Continued on Page 13
Bipartisan Move
To Close Down PLO Offices Under Anti-Terrorism Act
Senator Rudy Boschwitz
Legislation intended to close
down the offices of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion in the United States has
been introduced by a bipar-
tisan group of senators led by
Bob Dole (R., Kans.), Charles
Grassley (R., Iowa), Rudy
Boschwitz (R., Minn.), Frank
Lautenberg (D., N.J.) and
Howard Metzenbaum (D.,
S. 1203 is entitled "The
Anti-Terrorism Act of 1987"
and currently has 32 co-
sponsors. A parallel bill has
been introduced by Rep. Jack
Kemp (R., N.Y.) in the House,
and has 45-co-sponsors at
SEN. DOLE explained that
the purpose of the legislation is
"to strengthen the defenses of
this country against the real,
physical threat that the PLO
represents." In its section on
findings and determinations,
the bill notes that Middle East
terrorism constituted 60 per-
cent of world terrorism in 1985
and then documents specific
instances of PLO terrorism, as
well as general statements
showing the organizations'
commitment to armed
Critics of the bill, such as the
Washington Office of the
Dr. Gruen is director of the
Israel and Middle East Affairs
International Relations
Department of the American
Jewish Committee.
American Civil Liberties
Union, the Washington Post
and the New York Times,
regard the proposed legisla-
tion as an unwarranted infr-
ingement of free speech. Mor-
ton Halperin, ACLU's
Washington director, termed
it "clearly a violation of the
rights of free speech and
association to bar American
citizens from acting as agents
seeking to advance the
political ideology of any
organization, even if that
organization is based abroad."
Secretary of State George
Shultz is quoted, in a May 26,
1987 editorial in the
Washington Post, as saying
that the PLO Washington of-
fice is duly registered under
the Foreign Agents Registra-
tion Act and that "so long as
that office regularly files
reports with the Department
of Justice on its activities as an
agent of a foreign organiza-
tion, complies with all other
relevant U.S. laws and is staff-
ed by Americans or legal resi-
dent aliens, it is entitled to
operate under the protection
provided by the First Amend-
ment of the Constitution."
Secretary Shultz's statement,
we have received indications
from Washington that the
Reagan Administration is ac-
tively considering taking ad-
ministrative action to close
down the Washington Infor-
mation Office of the PLO. The
matter is currently being
studied by staff in the At-
torney General's office and the
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 21, 1987
Nursing Home Residents Get Ready
For Spelling Bee At Morse
Forty Palm Beach County
nursing homes have been
challenged to send their resi-
dent best spellers to the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center Sept. 28, for the annual
nursing home Spelling Bee.
Each facility will be
represented by two residents
and a cheering section.
The annual event offers par-
ticipants a day of fun, prizes
and opportunities to make new
According to Donna
Ricketts, Activities Coor-
dinator for the Morse Geriatric
Center and this year's county
Spelling Bee coordinator, it is
traditional for the spellers and
their cheering sections to also
try to outdo one another by
wearing special T-shirts, hats
and other costumes and carry-
ing banners and signs for their
Contestants are given words
to spell from a list sent to each
nursing home several weeks
before the event. This year's
list runs from "advantage" to
A pronouncer and five
judges selected from Palm
Beach County's business and.
professional communities con-
duct the Spelling Bee.
Last year's winner was
Thelma Newman, a Morse
Geriatric Center resident.
Learning Fair
Radio/TV/ film
MOSAIC Sunday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m. Theodore Bikel
(re-run) and Aug. 30, 9 a.m. re-run. WPTV Channel 5
with host Barbara Gordon Green.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Aug. 23 and 30, 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. 24-26
and Aug. 31-Sept. 2-2 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 30,
11 p.m. WVCG 1080 AM This two hour national
Jewish entertainment show features Jewish music, comedy
and news.
'Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Teachers To Attend School
"We would like our teachers
to start the school year in an
activity that will not only offer
them a variety of teaching
'tools', but an atmosphere of
creativity and good
fellowship." Thus, did one of
the school principals of the
Jewish Educators' Council
summarize the purpose and
format of the forthcoming
'Learning Fair' at a recent
meeting of the Council.
In a spirited exchange of
ideas, the educators talked
about the logistics of encom-
passing 100 teachers in the
auditorium of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School on Sunday,
Aug. 30, where they will have
an opportunity to view an ex-
hibit of the latest educational
materials and receive instruc-
tion at five different 'stations'
on how to use transparencies
and slide shows, how to
prepare board games and lear-
ning stations, how to tell a
story effectively, how to utilize
arts and crafts media in
teaching Jewish holidays and
how to use cooking skills to
embellish holiday ceremonials.
Moving around from one sta-
tion to the next during a day-
long program, the teachers
will receive instruction from
experts in the above
specialties and then will put
these new techniques to prac-
tical use in 'hands on' activities
for the rest of the day (9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.).
Dr. Nathaniel Entin, who
will conduct the station on
transparencies and slide
shows, is professor of educa-
tion and director of the Audio-
Visual Media Department in
Gratz College and the Division
of Community Service in
Greater Philadelphia.
Simon Kops who will con-
duct the station on Arts and
Crafts, has an MS from the
University of Wisconsin, is a
professional sculptor of na-
tional repute, a CAJE lecturer
for the past four years and
author of a book to be publish-
ed in November on using art to
teach religion.
Shoshana Glatzer will be
leading a workshop on Board
Games and Learning Stations
in the classroom. Mrs. Glatzer
is a member of the staff of the
Board of Jewish Education in
New York, and is Director of
Teacher Centers of the Board
of Jewish Education of
Greater New York.
Annette Labovitz has
authored three books which
chronicle Jewish life within the
framework of Jewish history
and Jewish holidays. She is
now serving as the Jewish
history curriculum coordinator
for the Rabbi Alexander S.
Gross Hebrew Academy High
School in Miami.
Marilyn LeRoy and Helen
Schwartz, well-known in West
Palm Beach for their culinary
skills and as teachers at the
Jewish Community Day
School, will host a contingent
of teachers in the kitchen of
the Day School, offering a
variety of menus, special cook-
ing techniques and even a
taste of some of the delicious
foods traditionally eaten on
the Jewish Holidays.
At lunch time, a special
barbecue lunch will be provid-
ed out of doors in the Succah
area as a harbinger of the Fall
Harvest holiday.
Registration fee for this day
of instruction, activity,
fellowship and sustenance is
$10. Educators and members
of Religious School Commit-
tees are invited to attend. Con-
tact the Education office at
832-2120 for registration and
information. The program is
sponsored by the Education
Department of Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County and
the Educators' Council.
Shoshana Glatzer
Simon Kops
A School For All Reasons
Continued from Page 2
faculty takes on a 'new look'
with the addition of three con-
gregational rabbis Rabbi
Howard Shapiro of Temple
Israel, Rabbi Steven Westman
of Temple Beth Torah and
Rabbi Alan L. Cohen of Tem-
ple Beth El, and three profes-
sional teachers from the public
school system Peggy Lez-
noff, Pamela Levin and Laura
Wortzel who will be conduc-
ting classes in literature,
dramatics and art,
Midrasha is open to students
in grades 9-12. The Machon
(entry) program for 8th
graders meets at the same
time, and like Midrasha, is
open to all students
throughout the county.
For more information con-
tact Dr. Elliot Schwartz, In-
terim Director of Jewish
Education, Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Jewish Agency Sending Hebrew Teacher To Yugoslavia
The Jewish Agency will send a
Hebrew teacher to Zagreb,
Yugoslavia, the organization's
first official emissary to
Yugoslavia ever.
The Agency's Department
for Education in the diaspora
will send the teacher to the ci-
ty in which about 2,000 of
Yugoslavia's 5,000 Jews live.
The Diaspora Education
Department will conduct its
annual European seminar this
week with the participation of
70 principals of Jewish
schools, coordinators and
teachers of Jewish studies.
Representatives of 10 East
European countries, which do
not have diplomatic relations
with Israel, will also attend the
seminar, including the director
of the Rabbinical Seminary in
Budapest and Jewish
educators from Turkey.
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Update ... Opinion
Kindergarten youngsters on
kibbutzim in Western Galilee
are fast becoming computer
wizards thanks to an in-
novative software package
designed for pre-school-age
children. The new "toys" are
proving highly popular with
the toddlers who, apparently,
prefer puttering about with a
keyboard to painting and other
games. Computers are already
in use at all kibbutz
kindergartens in the region,
and the system is now being
tested in various other parts of
the country.
Israeli mythology has it that,
when the renascent Jewish na-
tion was being built, David
Ben-Gurion and Moshe
Sharett were taken as the
models for the amount of space
needed for bus seats, heights
of ceilings and all other
aspects of Israel's national life.
Both these men had enormous
brains but were very short in
build. With better diets and liv-
ing conditions, the national
height levels in Israel' have
risen since. Whatever the ex-
planation, among the sufferers
for nearly four decades have
been members of the Israel
Defense Forces. The latest
recruits have now rebelled and
demanded longer beds. Their
demand is being considered.
know you are a keen sport-
sman. Please accept an invita-
tion to come to our hotel and
make use of our splendid
sports facilities." The King
replied: "In Shallah (God will-
ing), the day will come."
Advocates of the Lavi jet
fighter aircraft believe that, in
terms of its contribution to the
future defense of Israel, this
aircraft, with its ultra-
sophisticated systems, is bet-
ter than anything likely to be
available to Israel in the next
two decades. They also feel
that Israel cannot forever
count on the readiness of the
U.S. to supply aircraft Israel
needs when she needs them.
Critics of the Lavi, as well as
its advocates, are anxious that
the impact of cancellation of
production of the Lavi will
result in the drain of hundreds
of first class scientific brains
employed in its development.
Also affected will be dozens of
small high-tech companies
dependent on contracts from
Israel Aircraft Industries for
their viability. The Israel
government will have to come
up with an innovative and
workable plan for the transfer
of men and plants to other pro-
jects. It is a daunting
Israel should not allow the
International Red Cross and
Amnesty International to
operate freely in Israel since
these two organizations do not
act similarly on behalf of 37
Ethiopian Jews involved in
Jewish emigration who were
recently arrested. There are
fears in Jerusalem that the 37
may be tried and sentenced to
The world dog show held in
Tel Aviv was an immense suc-
cess. Some 600 of the world's
champion dogs put their best
paws forward. The world
champion poodle "Dance
Feather in the Wind", valued
at $150,000, treated the huge
crowds amiably, without losing
his aristocratic air.
In London and Cambridge,
an international conference
marked 90 years of research
into the Genizah collection of
fragments of ancient Hebrew.
The Genizah collection is hous-
ed in Cambridge. The con-
ference dealt mainly with
those fragments that are writ-
ten in Judeo-Arabic, a dialect
of Arabic which was spoken by
'Adopted' Refusenik
Emigrates To Israel
For many years Toby Wilk
has worked tirelessly on behalf
of Soviet Jewry as one of
the first members of the Soviet
Jewry Task Force of the Com-
munity Relations Council of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, and she speaks
out through her column "Up-
date ... Opinion" which ap-
pears monthly in The Jewish
Following the announce-
ment that this community's
two "adopted" refuseniks,
Cherna Goldort and Yuli
Edelshtein, have emigrated to
Israel, Mrs. Wilk recently
received some very welcome
news that her efforts on behalf
of her own "adopted"
refusenik, Grigory Lemberg,
have paid off. "He was allowed
to emigrate to Israel," Mrs.
Wilk told The Jewish Flori-
dian. "I received this wonder-
ful news from the South
Florida Conference on Soviet
Jewry." This organization,
through the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, pro-
vides names and biographies
of refuseniks to adopt and
monitors their progress.
Since 1984 Mrs. Wilk has
written in Russian and English
to Mr. Lemberg faithfully
every month even when she
was on vacation out of the
country. Although she never
heard from him except seeing
his signature on her first
registered letter to him, she
never became discouraged.
She continued to write to him
Continued on Page 8-
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Israelis will get the chance to
catch a glimpse of some
famous international stars
who are there to film Agatha
Christie's "Appointment with
Death" which is set in
Palestine in 1937. Among the
glittering cast are Peter
Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Sir
John Gielgud, Piper Laurie,
Hayley Mills and David Soul.
Dr. Marek Edelman, the last
surviving member of the High
Command of the Jewish
Fighting organization in the
Warsaw Ghetto which led the
Ghetto Uprising of 1943, has
been dismissed, without ex-
planation, from his Lodz
hospital appointment as a
heart surgeon. It is understood
that this represents the reac-
tion of the Polish authorities
after Dr. Edelman asked for a
passport to travel to France
where his wife, son and mar-
ried daughter live. Polish
authorities were concerned
that Dr. Edelman might take
part in a Congress of the
outlawed Solidarity Free
Trade Union.
The regular train route bet-
ween Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
was closed down for lack of
passengers. But, an enterpris-
ing tour company has in-
troduced the so-called "Orient
Express" which covers the pic-
turesque journey once a week.
The train winds for an hour
and a half through the foothills
and gorges of the Judean hills,
with a commentary on the
wonderful scenery along the
way. Upon arrival in
Jerusalem, passengers switch
to buses for a tour of the city.
King Hussein of Jordan was
on his yacht in the Gulf of Eilat
when his craft was spotted by
Meir Zamzalez who runs the
Sports Club of the Sonesta
Hotel in Taba. "Your Majes-
ty," the Israeli called out, "I'm
from the Sonesta Hotel. I


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Jewish Agency Assembly
Diaspora-Israel Relationships
Continued from Page 1
1988 Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County-United
Jewish Appeal Campaign,
Jeanne Levy feels that retain-
ing the Law of Return in its
present form is of the utmost
importance to worldwide
Jewry. Upon returning from
Israel* she said, "The amend-
ment might result in support
for Israel being withdrawn by
certain Jews."
Assessing the overall
gathering, Mrs. Levy stated,
"This was the best Assembly
that I have attended over the
past ten years. There was
more input from delegates,
and the Board of Governors is
making great strides and
changes in the Agency."
These changes made a great
impact on Dr. Elizabeth
Shulman, a member of the
Federation's Board of Direc-
tors. "It was very rewarding
how quickly the Jewish Agen-
cy is moving in its restructur-
ing to include diaspora leader-
ship and to be responsive to
their direction."
Being involved locally in
Jewish education as a former
Chairman of the Federation's
Education Committee, Dr.
Shulman was excited about the
work the Jewish Agency was
doing in this area worldwide.
"Superb research was done
under the auspices of the
Agency's Jewish Education
Committee, chaired by Mort
Mandel, which is now being
implemented through pro-
grams designed to bring young
people to Israel. This has
tremendous implications for
our community."
Several of the delegates
found the debate on the floor
of the Assembly concerning
funding of non-Zionist institu-
tions to be very stimulating. In
1986 a resolution was passed
stating that the Jewish Agen-
cy would only allocate funds to
educational institutions which
recognize and support the
State of Israel and Zionist
values. This was reaffirmed
this year with the stipulation
that the implementation must
be DurDoseful and well plann-
ed. Alan Shulman, member
of the Board of Governors
of United Israel Appeal
and a delegate from this
community, found the dis-
cussion fascinating. "While
everyone was struggling to
find a satisfactory way to ac-
complish this goal, the direc-
tive had to be written within
the framework of sensitivity
toward groups which held to
historic Zionist as well as
religious ideals."
Federation Board Member
Continued from Page 4
truly enjoyed. The museum is
to be commended for the
mounting which makes view-
ing most comfortable.
Hopefully, our friends and
neighbors. Jews and non-Jews,
will tak<- advantage of this
rare o, portunity before
September 16, the closing
West Palm Beach
Milton Gold, who has
represented the Zionists at the
Assembly for a number of
years, agreed. "The com-
promise between Zionists and
non-Zionists was done very
All the meetings, informal
discussions, and debates com-
bined to make this Assembly,
"stimulating, challenging and
very democratic," stated Jef-
frey L. Klein, Federation Ex-
ecutive Director. "The
Assembly is an extraordinarily
interesting and diverse ex-
perience reflective of the wide
variety of opinions and
backgrounds, both
geographical and ideological,
that make up the partnership
between diaspora Jewry and
Mr. Klein attended a
seminar on religious pluralism
prior to the Assembly. After
hearing representatives from
the spectrum of religious
thought, he sees this issue,
other than war or peace, to be
most pressing. "The consensus
of the participants, outside of
the extremists, is that the
State's role is to insure that
each Jew should have the op-
portunity for religious expres-
sion of his or her choice," he
While in Israel, most of the
delegates made a special visit
to Hod Hasharon, this com-
munity's twinned Project
Renewal neighborhood. All of
them had been there before
but agreed that they never fail
to receive a renewed sense of
pride in what this community
has accomplished in coopera-
tion with the residents of Giora
and Gil Amal (the two Project
Renewal neighborhoods of
Hod Hasharon) and the State
of Israel. "Since 1981, when I
first visited, I can see a drastic
change in the community as a
whole in the pride they take
in their neighborhood, in the
fact that the house's are kept
up, people are smiling, there is
very little problem with drugs,
and little unemployment." said
Phillip Siskin.
The importance that the
parents place on the Jeanne
and Irwin Levy Day Care
Center made a great impres-
sion on Irwin Levy, a member
of the Board of Governors of
the Jewish Agency. Talking
with the fathers as they came
to pick up their children, Mr.
Levy couldn't get over how
much the Center had changed
their lives. "The Day Care
Center had freed up their
wives to be the second
economic supporter in the
household. This brought them
from below the poverty level
to above," he said.
Lillian Gold had also noticed
the improvement in the
physical aspects of the
neighborhoods and the improv-
ed sense of pride of the
residents since she was there
three years ago. "The women
at the Senior Center feel they
are finally somebody as they
proudly showed us their
The physical growth of the
neighborhoods and the par-
ticipation of the residents in
decision making for their own
community were two of the
changes that Larry and
Maureen Ochstein noticed this
year. Mr. Ochstein, a member
of the Executive Committee of
the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Community Center, at-
tributed much of this past
year's changes in the attitude
of the residents to Elizabeth
Homans, Project Renewal
Neighborhood Representative.
"She has generated a lot of en-
thusiasm among the residents
and the people of Palm Beach
nlM attending the Jewish
Agency Assembly, but not
available for comment at
presstime, were Heinz Eppler,
President, American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee;
Ruthe Eppler, Federation
Board member; Leah Siskin.
Secretary, Jewish Federation
Board of Directors; and Morris
Zipkin, Federation Board
Jeanne Levy (right), General Chairman of the 1988 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign and Dr. Elizabeth Shulman (left), Federation
Board member, meet with Ivan Novick, honorary Chairman of
the Admrnistrative Board of the Zionist Organization o
America, during a break in the Jewish Agency Assembly"
sessions. *
Siskin m^rCtfr iCfuey ^ K,Cin (Center> 8nd PhilP
Siskin, member of the Board of Directors of Federation
Senior8 CVTa" participating in activities at the
'Adopted' Refusenik Emigrates To Israel
Continued from Page 7
as well as to President Reagan
and Senators representing
Florida to tell them of Mr.
Lemberg's plight and enlist
their support.
Mrs. Wilk has used every
and any available avenue to
keep the refuseniks' difficult
situation before the public.
"After our last Soviet Jewry
Rally sponsored by our own
Federation's Soviet Jewry
Task Force, Dexter Filkins of
the Miami Herald published an
interview I had with him
regarding Soviet Jewry. At
that time I told him about my
personal refusenik, Grigory
Lemberg, and Mr. Filkins
chose to write his story about
Mrs. Wilk has written to the
South Florida Conference on
Soviet Jewry requesting them
to send her Mr. Lemberg's ad-
dress in Israel. "I want to
write to him there to tell him
how happy all of us are that he
has been set free at last," she
Not one to stop after achiev-
ing one goal, Mrs. Wilk has re-
quested the name of another
refusenik whom she can
"adopt." "Four hundred thou-
sand of our fellow Jews need
our support and attention and
we cannot rest until they are
totally free to observe our
religion or be allowed to
emigrate," she stated.
For more information on
adopting a refusenik, contact
Rabbi Alan Sherman, CRC
Director, at the Federation of-,
fice, 832-2120.
No one
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macaroni shells, you'd think he was a Jewish mother. He
uses only the finest ingredients: rich, ripe tomatoes
aged cheese and enriched wheat flour. So his pasta is not
only delicious, it's also 95% fat-free, contains complex
carbohydrates and has no preservatives.
So for cheese ravioli and macaroni shells with all the
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Friday, August 21, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
U.S. To Consider Warnings Against Lavi
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres said Wednesday Aug. 12
that the Israel government
would "have to take account"
of the latest, toughest
American warnings not to go
the Cabinet has made its deci-
sion The decision came Tues-
day from Finance Committee
chairman Avraham Shapira
(Aguda Yisrael), despite
pressure from Foreign Affairs
Committee chairman Abba
kban (Labor) to reopen the
ahead with the Lavi warplane deate and call for a new vote.
Peres spoke on Israel Radio
in the wake of a formal call by
the U.S. State Department for
Israel to "terminate" the Lavi
The Foreign Minister and
Labor Party leader has hither-
to been counted among the
supporters of the project
though he always stressed that
the defense budget must be in-
creased if the project is to go
forward. Peres has argued
that the Lavi would require a
reduction in living standards
on the part of the Israeli public
and that this is worthwhile
given the importance of the
project to Israel's entire
technological infrastructure.
His remarks Wednesday,
however, seemed to imply that
in the face of this firm and
public American position, the
Israel Cabinet will have to
think long and hard about ap-
proving the project s
American urgings against
the project were intensified
Wednesday. Secretary of
State George Shultz sent per-
sonal messages to Premier
Yitzhak Shamir Peres,
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, Finance Minister
Moshe Nissim and Minister of
Economic Coordination Gad
Vaacobi urging them to sup-
port the abandonment of the
Lavi project by Sunday's
Cabinet meeting.
Rabin, in a TV interview
Wednesday night, said it was
"inconceivable" to him that
the Cabinet might decide to
continue with the project
within the present budgetary
framework. That decision
would be "impossible to imple-
ment There simply will not
be the money," he said.
Such a decision would mean
"the kind of cutbacks in the
IDF's strength, including that
of the Air Force, that I doubt
whether there would be any
need for a Lavi in the Air
Force any more ..."
Rabin appeared to imply
that he would feel forced to
resign if the Cabinet took this
course, though he did not say
so specifically.
He said the budgetary short-
fall was around $220 million
and the state not the
already truncated defense
budget must provide it if the
Lavi project was to continue.
Rabin indicated that he did not
realistically see any possibility
of this sum in fact being pro-
dded by higher taxation or
farther cuts in other (non-
defense) government
Rabin confirmed that he and
Nissim would jointly propose
to the Cabinet Sunday that the
Lavi project be ended. (At
press time the Knesset
postponed debate for two
Meanwhile, the Knesset's
pnme committee, the joint
panel of the Foreign Affairs
and Finance Committees, has
decided not to reopen its
debate on the Lavi until after
In a previous vote Monday, a
large majority of the joint com-
mittees 22 to 6 supported
the Lavi. It was this, in the
view of many observers, that
prompted the U.S. State
Department to go public with
its forthright opposition to the
warplane project.
Experimental Treatment
Continued from Page 1
MS is a progressive disease
in which the myelin sheaths
that wrap and insulate certain
nerves of the brain and spinal
cord are destroyed, causing
varying degrees of weakness,
^coordination and sensory im-
pairment. The course of the
disease is highly varied and un-
predictable, and is remittent in
most patients, i.e., marked by
alternating periods of abate-
ment and increase of symp-
toms. The cause of MS is
unknown, but an autoimmune
attack against one or more
myelin components is widely
considered to be integral to the
disease process.
Fifty MS patients who had
experienced at least two well-
defined episodes or exacerba-
tions in the preceding two
years were enrolled in the
study, which was conducted at
Einstein's Rose F. Kennedy
Center. Each patient was
enrolled in the study for a two-
year period. Patients matched
according to age, sex and
degree of dysfunction were
assigned to the Cop 1 treat-
ment group or to a placebo
Of the 25 patients in the Cop
1 treatment group, 14 (56 per-
cent) remained free of exacer-
bations during their two years
in the trial as compared to six
of the 23 (26 percent) in the
placebo group. Twelve (52 per-
cent) of the patients in the
placebo group experienced
three or more episodes of ex-
acerbation, while only one (4
percent) patient in the Cop 1
group did so. After adjusting
for sex, disability on entry into
the trial and previous exacer-
bation rate, it>was found that
the risk of exacerbation was
4.6 times greater for a placebo
patient than for a Cop 1 pa-
tient. The frequency of attacks
in the placebo-treated group
was 2.7 for the two years of
trial, whereas it averaged 0.6
for the Cop 1 treated patients.
Undesirable side effects,
primarily irritation at injection
sites and rare transient
allergic or vasomotor
responses, were well
The same issue of the New
England Journal of Medicine
carries an editorial by Harvard
Medical School neurologist,
Prof. Howard L. Weiner, en-
dorsing the importance of pro-
ceeding with extensive addi-
tional Cop 1 tests.
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primary responsibility of overseeing this dynamic, expan-
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The Business and Professional Women's Group was
created in order to meet the growing needs of the vast
number of highly capable and creative Jewish career
women now living in this community. An opportunity to
network with one another is provided at all regular
meetings. Participation by B and P women in the Women's
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portant component of this group.
Ms. Sommers, an accountant with Ernst and Whinney,
PA, has been involved with B and P for several years,
working on the program and Campaign committees.
However, her community service is not limited to Federa-
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Young Adult Division
Continued from Page 3
YAD Social Committee last.,
year. In addition, she has been
very active with Women's
Division, having co-chaired the
$365 Brunch this past year and
served as Program Chairper-
son for Women's Division
Business and Professional
Women's Group in 1985. She is
a member of the Women's
Division Board of Directors
and of its Campaign Cabinet.
Soni Kay is the Chairman of
Federation's Leadership
Development Program. Hav-
ing been actively involved in
the program for the last
several years, she participated
in the Florida Region UJA
Young Leadership Mission to
Israel in 1985. She is a member
of the Board of Directors of
the Jewish Community Day
School. Mrs. Kay has a
Masters in Pediatric Occupa-
tional Therapy from the
University of Florida and is in
private practice.
Tony Lampert served as
YAD Campaign Vice Presi-
dent last year and has been ac-
tive with YAD since its incep-
tion. He has been a member of
Federation's Super Sunday
Committee for several years
and is active with B'nai B'rith.
He received a MBA from the
University of Miami and is
Vice President of Professional
Planners, Inc., an in-
surance/brokerage firm.
Martin List has been active
with YAD for the last two
years, having served as Vice
President for Program'
Development last year. He has
also been a Super Sunday
volunteer for the past several
years. Mr. List is a member of
the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Community Day School
and a member of the Board of
Trustees of Temple Israel. A
graduate of the University of
Florida with a BSBA degree,
Mr. List is President of List
Capital Corporation, a real
estate investment firm.
The Young Adult Division
provides social, cultural and
educational programming in
an effort to create oppor-
tunities for young Jews, 22-40,
to meet one another, to
develop personal and business
friendships and to become
more involved in the Jewish
community through active par-
ticipation and financial
To this end, YAD sponsors a
variety of opportunities for
young adults. The Business
Executive Forums encourage
participation in the Jewish
Federation and the enhance-
ment of the Jewish community
through the development of
new business opportunities
and an awareness of Jewish
business related topics. YAD
hosts social and educa-
tional/cultural programs as
For more information, con-
tact Mark Mendel, YAD Direc-
tor, at the Federation office,
Tony Lampert
Martin List
C. Scott Rassler
Reggae And Relaxation
At 'Club Fed'
The Young Adult Division of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County spon-
sored a summer!inn- "Club Fed" last month
at the PGA Health and Racquet Club. Reg-
gae and Relaxation were the evening's
theme as over 125 young adults, 22-40, had
the opportunity to socialize with one
another. Standing under the "Club Fed"
banner, right, are (left to right) Mindy
Freeman and Dan Schimelman, Event Co-
Chairpersons; and Amy Jonas and Howard
Kaslow, YAD Social Committee Co-
Tennis an
and Dwan
Taking time out from listening to reggae
are (left to right) Shelly Sickerman;
Michael Lampert, YAD President; Carol
Spector; and Karen List.

Rishona Chapter, is having a mini luncheon and card
party on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m.
SPECIAL EVENT: Amit Women, Rishona Chapter, is
planning a fabulous week-end at the Saxony Hotel, MB
Four days and three nights, Friday, Dec. 18 to Monday
Dec. 21. (Chanukah).
Shalom West Palm Beach Chapter is taking reserva-
tions for the following events:
Aug. 28-31, pre-Labor Day weekend at The Tarleton,
(kosher) Miami Beach.
Sept. 10, "LaCage," Theatre of Performing Arts, Miami
Oct. 26-28, three day Epcot area tour; two days at Epcot,
one day at Cypress Gardens, dinner theatres and many
Nov. 4, luncheon/matinee "On'Your Toes," Royal Palm
Nov. 25 through 29. Five day Thanksgiving weekend,
Caribbean Hotel (kosher), Miami Beach.
Dec. 17-20, Regency Spa, Miami Beach.
Dec. 30-Jan. 1, gala New Years trip.
For information and all reservations, call Lillian Schack.
Tikvah West Palm Beach 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, Fabulous, luxury trip to Epcot, including
dinner shows, cocktail party, new motel, hostess.
NCJW will hold a cocktail party for new and perspective
members. The topic will be "NCJW What We Can Do For
You Living Proof Guest speaker Ms. Hara Guilanti
Mayor of Hollywood, Fl.
All are welcome.
Okeechobee Section will hold their first general
membership meeting of the season on Thursday, Sept. 17,
12:30 p.m. at the American Savings Bank, Westgate.
Coming events:
Nov. 18 Burt Reynolds Theatre and Dinner. For infor-
mation call Ruth Straus, Somerset 1-123.
Jan. 13, 1988 Royal Palm Theatre and Dinner Fun-
ny Girl. For information, call Ruth Straus, Somerset 1-23.
Boynton Beach Jewish Center
Beth Kodesh
501 N.E 26th Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
A Conservative Synagogue
ROSH HASHONAH Sept. 23-24-25
Ylskor Services Oct. 3,11 a.m.
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Friday, August 21, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Get Relief From Summer Cabin Fever
Special to The Jewish Floridian
Soaring August temper-
atures and high humidity can
create severe health hazards
for local senior residents.
Health experts caution
seniors and those with
chronic health conditions to
stay indoors during excessive
heat, and to curtail strenuous
athletic activities in the
Such restriction of activity
during summer months can
lead to an emotional health
hazard akin to the experience
of being shut in during winter
months commonly referred
to as cabin fever. Seniors often
experience a profound sense of
abandonment, loneliness and
isolation as a result of being
confined to the air-conditioned
home. Walls begin to close in,
tempers flare, stress and anx-
iety escalate, creating symp-
toms of depression and inabili-
ty to to erate frustration.
Couples sharing close living
quarters tend to fight and
squabble more frequently.
Medical problems often seem
worse during the summer
because the absence of exter-
nal stimulation causes us to
focus more intensely on our in-
ternal, physical sensations.
What can be done about
summer cabin fever? Seniors
who live alone should strive to:
1. Schedule daily social ac-
tivities ahead of time which
take them out of the isolation
of home. It is important to
schedule these activities
ahead, because summer heat
can cause symptoms of
fatigue, listlessness and
depression which can drain
seniors of their motivation to
socialize. The Jewish Com-
munity Center (689-7700) of-
fers a variety of senior pro-
grams during summer months.
2. Plan social activities such
as card or snack parties during
the evening with friends or
family who stay around during
the summer. Visit the
clubhouse or pool during the
day to keep social contact.
Remember that feeling
isolated results in symptoms of
depression. It is important to
keep up some social contact
each day.
3. Join a volunteer activity to
help boost self-esteem and
rekindle a sense of purpose in
life. The JCC offers volunteer
placement. For more informa-
tion, call Carol Fox at
689-7703. Additional volunteer
information can be acquired
through the Volunteer center
at 686-0080 or the Retired
Senior Volunteer Program at
4. Keep physically active.
Exercise counteracts symp-
toms of cabin fever. Change
your exercise schedule to exer-
cise outdoors during cooler
early morning hours. Join with
a friend for a walk, for safety
and socializing. Develop a
selection of less strenuous
summer sports which can be
done indoors, such as dancing
or bowling. You may need to
give up some of your favorite
cool weather sports, such as
golf, shuffleboard or tennis for
5. Retired married couples
who are shut-in together often
tend to get on each other's
nerves as a result of frustra-
tion and boredom. Promote in-
dependent social activity to
help dissipate the tension
which occurs from being in one
person's company for prolong-
ed periods of time. No matter
how much you love your mate,
each of you needs some "time-
out" to express your own
needs and feelings. Try to
spend at least a half-hour a day
out of the'presence of your
6. Take a vacation together.
Rates are often lower for
weekends at Florida resorts.
Sometimes a change of
scenery can boost heat-
scorched spirits and revitalize
Haifa's Jewish
Jewish population in Haifa
declined by 6,000 persons (2.5
percent of the general popula-
tion) between 1981 and 1985,
while the Arab population
grew from 7.2 percent of the
population to 8.4 percent dur-
ing this period, according to
the annual report of the
"Shekmuna" housing
rehabilitation company in the
Carmel city.
Haifa's total population is
224,625, including 205,757
Jews (91.6 percent) and 18,868
Arabs (8.4 percent).
In addition, Haifa's percen-
tage in Israel's general popula-
tion has dwindled from 9.3 per-
cent in 1951 to 5.3 percent in
Services Conducted by
Rabbi Joel Chazln Cantor David Feuer
Ritual Director Arthur Rosenwasser t
Tempi* Emanu-EI It a Conservative Synagogue and Invites the unaffiliated of the
Palm Beaches to Join It in membership and worship.
Please Telephone: 832-0804 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 21, 1987

Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center, through a Federal
Grant Title III of the Older Americana Act, funded by
Gulf stream Area Agency on Aging, provides a variety of ser-
vices to persona 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. In-
teresting lectures, films,
celebrations, bingo, card play-
ing and nutritional education
are some of the programs of-
fered at the Center.
Watermelon feasts, special
dessert treats, contests are
also planned. Summer is a
great time at the JCC.
Transportation is available.
Reservations are required.
Call Lillian at 689-7703. No fee
is required but contributions
are requested.
Mondays "Games" with
Fred Bauman.
Wednesday JCC Matinee
and Kosher Lunch Program
starting at 10:30 a.m.
Homebound persons 60
years or older who require a
kosher meal delivered to their
home are eligible. Each meal
consists of 1/3 of the required
daily nutrition for adults. Calf
Carol for information at
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 Com-
munity Education Classes pro-
vides instructors for various
classes at the Jewish Com-
JCC News
On Friday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m., attend services at Temple
Israel, 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach. Oneg Shab-
bat will follow.
YOUNG SINGLES (20's and 30's)
Get together on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at a
member's home for a Pot Luck Dinner. Bring a favorite
main dish, appetizer or salad. Beverages will be served.
Donation: JCC members $1, non-members $2. For location
and directions call the Center.
Meet Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at
Margarita Maggie's in the Holiday Inn (Belvedere Rd., 1
block west of 1-95) for drink specials and complimentary
buffet. Ask for the JCC group at the door. Donation: $1
plus own fare.
SINGLES AGES 30's and 40's
On Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m., get together at the
Center for an evening of fun and games. Bring a favorite
Board game, card game, etc. and competitive spirit and
join in for Scruples, Trivial Pursuit, Backgammon and
more. Munchies and beverages will be served. Donation:
Meet on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Boca JCC
(336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd. 1-95 to Yamata exit, east
to N.W. 2nd Ave., rt. to Spanish River Blvd., go right -
look for Jewish Federation on left) to dance away the even-
ing. Enjoy the music, cash bar, munchies, coffee and cake
plus dance prizes. Donation: $7.
Get together on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. for a Sunday
at the beach. Meet in front of Mother Nature's Pantry on
Singer Island, (From 1-95 go east on Blue Heron Blvd. to
end, before road curves north), bring a blanket and spend a
relaxing time sunning, swimming and socializing. After-
wards we will go for a bite to eat at one of the places along
the boardwalk.
On Monday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m., meet at the Center to
plan exciting events for the future. All are welcome to
share their thoughts and ideas.
Party at Margarita Maggie's in the Holiday Inn (just
west of 1-95 on Belvedere) on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8:30
&m. There will be music by a DJ, dancing and a cash bar.
jnation of $2 includes dips and tips.
munity 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. Resenrations can be
made for lunch prior to the
program (at 1:15 p.m.) by cal-
ing 689-7703.
Sophie and Morris Langbort
invite you to Canastarama.
Lunch will be aerved, followed
by Canastarama. Please
register by 11:30 a.m. There
will be prizes, refreshments
and fun. Make your tables and
come to the JCC Canastarama.
NO FEE Contributions
are requested. Reservations
are required, so please call
Ruth at 689-7703.
Wisdom of the Body Series
Health Choices II
On Thursday, Aug. 27, at
1:30 p.m. at the Jewish Com-
mnity Center, 700 Spencer
Dr., Gertrude Friedman,
Disease Prevention and Com-
munications Service Programs
Coordinator, returns by
special request.
"How much control do we
have over our daily living?"
How important is living in-
dependently for you? Enjoy an
afternoon of discussing and
sharing subjects pertaining to
your style. A stimulating sum-
mer activity for all.
A social hour will follow and
refreshments will be served.
Everyone welcome. Call
Ruth at 689-7703 for
FROM 1900 TO
On Wednesday, Aug. 26,
1:30 p.m. The Top Ten -
The ten events that shaped the
course of contemporary
Jewish life durinjr the past 87
years. Rabbi Morton Kanter.
A new service designed for
your special needs! If you have
problems with insurance
forms, home bills, your
checkbook, taxes or legal
items, call for an appointment
with Herb Kirsch finances,
Edie Reiter Insurance, or
Minna Sonnenshine of Legal
Aid. Call Ruth at the JCC
689-7703 and arrange for help.
Learn how to play Canasta
with Morris Langbort who will
teach persons how to play
Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Cost:
Members $1. Non-Members
$1.50. Please call Ruth for
reservationas at 689-7703.
Volunteers are always need-
ed at the Jewish Community
Center. We have a full summer
program and it is a great time
to join us. We always need peo-
ple to work with us in the
Kosher Meal Program, for
mailings and for our exciting
Become part of a great team
of people. Call Caroland make
an appointment with her to
discuss how you can become
involved. We are looking for
retired professionals who are
ready for a rewarding ex-
perience. Develop a class in
arts and crafts, begin a choral
group, an orchestra, or form a
JCC Garden Club. Share your
knowledge with others and
enrich yourself as well. Call
Carol at 689-7703.
Did you know that the JCC
Senior Center has a beautiful
collection of books and paper-
backs? Sophie and Morris
Langbort have categorized the
books for your convenience.
Stop in, browse, and borrow a
book. Large print books are
also available.
Projector (16MM) and
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Horticulturist and persons
interested in gardening.
Reservations are now being
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to Lido Spa.
Enjoy four days, three night
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Members $150 per person,
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Friday, August 21, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
bipartisan Move
To Close Down PLO Offices in U.S.
Continued from Page 5
late Department.
fThe PLO office in New York,
tiich has the status of an
^server Mission to the
Inited Nations, is more pro-
lematic. Although the UN
jgal Counsel noted, in Oc-
fber, 1982, that "there are no
becific provisions relating to
jjrmanent observation mis-
Ions in the Charter, the Head-
jiarters Agreement or the
[onvention on the Privileges
nd Immunities of the United
Bations," the United States
[overnment feels bound by its
feadquarters Agreement with
he UN to permit members of
he PLO Observer Mission to
arry out their official UN-
elated functions.
The United Nations Office of
Legal Affairs has ruled that
[Permanent Observer Mis-
lions are not entitled to
Jiplomatic privileges or im-
nunities ... If they are not
tsted in the United States
jiplomatic list, whatever
facilities they may be given in
Ihe United States are merely
Vestures of courtesy by the
E'nited States authorities."
ATIVES accredited to the
JN are already currently
estricted to a 25-mile
geographic radius from the
IN, as are representatives of
ome Communist countries.
|Mr. Shultz has acknowledged,
noreover, that "we retain the
ight to deny entry to, or ex-
pel, any individual PLO
representative directly im-
)licated in terrorist acts."
Advocates of the new
egislation contend that it is a
ogical extension of existing
American policy and legisla-
tion. It should be noted that on
September 11, 1978, Assistant
Secretary of State Douglas J.
Bennet, Jr. wrote to Rep.
Stephen J. Solarz (D., N.Y.),
assuring him that PLO
nembers would not benefit
rom the McGovern
The McGovern Amendment,
which was enacted to
lemonstrate U.S. commitment
the free travel provisions of
;he Helsinki Final Act, provid-
Jd that the Secretary of State
should recommend a waiver of
visa ineligibility for persons
who were ineligible solely on
rrounds of their membership
n or affiliation with a
proscribed" organization.
Br. Bennet went on to declare:
n umbrella organization
/hich includes a number of
actions and individuals who
Frank R. Lautenberg
hold different views on ter-
rorism, the Department clear-
ly recognizes that significant
elements of the PLO do ad-
vocate, carry out or accept
responsibility for acts of ter-
rorism. As a matter of policy
we consider any official of the
PLO, and its designated or
self-proclaimed agents or
spokesmen, ineligible for
He added, however, that
"this ineligibility may be waiv-
ed under existing law ..." To
close this potential loophole,
Congressman Solarz introduc-
ed an amendment to the
McGovern language in the
State Department Authoriza-
tion Act of 1979 by inserting a
new subsection under Nonim-
migrant Visas Sec. 107 (2): "c"
This section does not apply
with respect to any alien who
is a member, officer, official,
representative, or spokesman
of the Palestine Liberation
On January 15, 1986, State
Department spokesman
Charles Redman reiterated
U.S. policy regarding visa
denial to terrorists.
"WITH THE narrow excep-
tion of those who espouse ter-
rorism, the United States does
not exclude aliens for purely
ideological reasons ... This
having been said, however,
overriding national security
concerns sometimes demand
that we exclude a particular
alien or class of aliens from the
United States ... For exam-
ple, it has been United States
policy, sanctioned by the Con-
Arson Cases Examined
Cleveland Heights Assistant
Fire Chief Stanley Powaski
>aid it's not known if the two
res that burned at the
Wayfield Jewish Center here
within 15 days were related to
-ach other or to arson.
'Any time there is more
nan one fire at the same place
here is some reason for con-
cern, but at this time, we simp-
v don't know," he said. He ad-
ed that a fire warden was
forking with the JCC "to in-
stigate it, and to determine
w extent of the damage."
The latest fire, op July 23,
was discovered at 12:30 p.m.
in an upstairs theater costume
storage room by a
maintenance staffer who
heard a smoke alarm. The
smoky, smoldering fire was
contained quickly, and about
100 older adults and children
were safely evacuated without
incident or panic.
The JCC is well situated in
terms of fires, it is located
next to the Fire Department.
gress as recently as 1979, to
deny visas to members of the
PLO. Similarly, we will as a
matter of principle exclude in-
dividuals who personally ad-
vocate terrorism or who we
believe have participated in or
supported terrorist activities."
The current legislative effort
to close down the PLO offices,
its proponents point out,
would extend this established
U.S. policy to persons within
the United States who are in
the employ of the PLO.
Q. What of the charge that
this infringes first amend-
ment rights of free speech?
A. Proponents of the legisla-
tion stress that the proposed
law explicitly permits
Americans to continue "to
receive informational
material from the PLO."
Americans will also remain
free to espouse the views of
the PLO and even to con-
tribute to groups advocating
its positions. Indeed, there are
a considerable number of
American voluntary organiza-
tions, both Arab-American and
more generally constituted
groups, that openly advocate
Palestinian self-determination
and a role for the PLO in the
peace process."
IN FACT, James Zogby,
director of the Arab-American
Institute, has announced the
formation of the Commission
on American-Palestinian Rela-
tions. "If they close down the
PLO information offices," Mr.
Zogby told the Washington
Post on June 29, "we will open
one of our own."
The proposed law would not
restrict the activities of such
indigenous American pro-PLO
groups. What the law would do
is to bar the PLO, a foreign
organization which the United
States Government declared
to be engaged in terrorism,
from carrying on business as
usual in the United States.
The important political and
diplomatic message that would
be sent by closing down the
Washington Office would be to
indicate to Latin American
and other governments, who
may be considering the open-
ing or upgrading of PLO mis-
sions in their capitals, that this
is contrary to our clear policy
against terrorist
IN ADDITION to the Solarz
Amendment, the United
States Government has taken
other actions to hamper the
PLO. For example, the U.S.
has announced that it will not
pay for certain programs of in-
ternational organizations in
which the PLO participates (22
U.S.C. Paragraph 2227 and 22
U.S.C. Paragraph 287e), and
instructed U.S. represen-
tatives to oppose PLO
membership in the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund (22
U.S.C. Paragraphs 286e-l,
Moreover, Congress has en-
shrined in legislation the
essence of Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger's September
1, 1975 Memorandum of
Agreement with Israel by
making it the statutory policy
of the United States not to
negotiate with the PLO until it
recognizes Israel's right to ex-
ist, and accepts UN Security
Council Resolutions 242 and
338. (P.L. 99-83, Title XIII,
Paragraph 1303).
Q. Is this action arbitrary
and lacking in due process?
A. Before any sanctions are
applied the matter must be
brought for a hearing before a
U.S. Federal District Court.
Critics of the bill have express-
ed concern that it appears to
single out a specific organiza-
tion. Proponents of the legisla-
tion respond that while the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion is specifically mentioned
in the law, the target of the
legislation is not the PLO as a
national, ethnic, religious, or
political ideology.
directed explicitly at the ter-
rorist actitritfes of the PLO.
There is a clear remedy within
the law to enable the PLO by
its own action at any time to be
freed of the restrictions in the
law. Section 5. (b) stipulates:
"The provisions of this Act
shall cease to have effect if the
President certifies in writing
to the President pro tempore
of the Senate and the Speaker
of the House that the Palestine
Liberation Organization, its
agents, or constituent groups
thereof no longer practice or
support terrorist activities
anywhere in the world."
Thus the basic intent of the
legislators is not to deprive
supporters of the PLO from
expressing their opinions, but
to induce the PLO to renounce
the use of terrorism. By reaf-
firming United States abhor-
rence of terrorism, the sup-
porters of this legislation also
hope to encourage the
emergence of Palestinian
leaders who are dedicated to a
peaceful resolution of the
Arab-Israel conflict.
Tributes Paid to Willy Brandt
As He Bows Out of Politics
Continued from Page 5
Walter Scheel's Free
Democrats as coalition part-
ner, he finally, third time
lucky, became the Federal
Republic's first SPD
He was forced to resign in
1974, nominally on account of
an East Berlin spy on his staff
at the Chancellor's Office.
His fall seemed final, with no
comeback envisaged. Political-
ly, healthwise and in private
life he went through his worst
crisis ever.
GERMAN leaders who fail
to make the grade have always
been put out to graze, but
Brandt, different in this as in
other, respects, demonstrated
the staying power of which
even the unstable can be
He recovered and went on to
carve out an amazing late
career. It lasted 13 years,
perhaps a little too long, but it
bore fruit.
Any balance sheet of Willy
Brandt's life's work is bound
to begin in Berlin, where he
was Mayor from 1957 to 1966.
Under Mayor Brandt the
divided city demonstrated
resolution when times were
hard (he was mayor in 1961
when the Berlin Wall was
built), a cosmopolitan outlook
toward the West, readiness to
talk with the East and interna-
tional popularity.
Berlin was the acid test and
school for thought of a man
who led the Federal Republic
sion of reunification and com-
ing to terms with the East, set-
ting seal to reconciliation by
concluding treaties with the
East Bloc, he laid a further im-
portant German policy
This courageous tour de
force of humanitarian common
sense was the historic achieve-
ment of a statesman and Nobel
peace laureate on whom views
still differ.
OSTPOLITIK, as the disar-
mament talks have again
shown, is not yet over by any
means, and no matter what
some politicians may believe,
Westpolitik is no substitute for
Yet under Brandt's suc-
cessor as Chancellor, Helmut
Schmidt, imagination paled in
dealings with the communist
THAT BEING so, one of
Brandt's underrated
achievements is to have stalled
SPD criticism of Helmut
Schmidt as a Chancellor
primarily interested in
economic affairs and crisis
Many Social Democrats took
a dim view of the dismissive at-
titude of their level-headed
Chancellor toward Utopias.
There were rumblings behind
the scenes.
Brandt held the wings of the
party together with paternal
tolerance and cloudy com-
promise formulas for as long
as the Free Democrats were
prepared to go along with the
SPD in joint harness in Bonn.
THEN THE bubble of the
SPD as the party of govern-
ment burst. In its final years in
power in Bonn the party simp-
ly lacked the strength to lend
constructive support to un-
popular exigencies of
Many Germans have paid too
little heed to Brandt's
worldwide reputation as a
friend of the developing coun-
This is yet another instance
of the prophet counting for
more abroad than in his own
country, where his kneeling in
front of the Warsawghetto
memorial in 1972, an atone-
ment gesture of almost
religious dimensions, is still
viewed witn mixeu leenngs.
Yet internationally this
gesture bust dams of mistrust
and credibly testified to the
Germans having turned their
back on Nazi crimes.
As honorary president of the
SPD, a post specially created
for him, he is now resplendent
on a pedestal from which, at
times, he has seemed to
preside in the past.
camouflage the pose of stoic
impassivity in the face of vir-
tually irreconcilable conflict
between reformers and con-
servatives in the SPD.
It would be characteristic of
Willy Brandt, now he no
longer needs to bear con-
siderations of office in mind, if
he were to descend from his
pedestal more often and to
speak his mind (or write it).
Pleasure at being able to do
both should soon outweigh the
pain of having been little short
of being voted out of office as
SIM) leader..

Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 21, 1987
At Temple Israel's Congregational meeting
on June 8, new officers were elected.
Seated, left to right: Stephen Rauch, Vice
President; Esther Szmukler, Vice Presi-
dent; Richard L. Yosinoff, President; Doris
Shaw, Treasurer. Left to right, middle
row: Lillian Dobrow, Secretary; Jayne
Ellison, Trustee; Ross Block, Trustee. Left
to right, back row: Saul Herbst, Trustee;
Stan Leeds, Trustee; Selma Sharpe, Assis-
tant Treasurer; Pearl Wiesen, Trustee;
Henry Metrick, Trustee; Edward Sakson,
Vice President; Martin List, Trustee;
Lawerence Abramson, Trustee; Burton
Newman, Trustee.
Temple Israel
Welcomes Cantor Stuart Pittle
Richard Yosinoff, President
of Temple Israel, has announc-
ed that Cantor Stuart Pittle
will serve as cantor for the
Cantor Pittle comes to this
community from Congregation
Bet Breira in Miami where he
was cantor from 1981 to the
present. Prior to being in
Miami, Cantor Pittle served
from 1978-1981 at the North
Shore Congregation Israel in
He was invested as cantor
from the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religious School of Sacred
Music in 1978. He has attend-
ed Northwestern School of
Music, Spertus College of
Judaica in Chicago and is cur-
rently enrolled at the Universi-
ty of Miami for graduate
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Laura R. Green, daughter of
Philip and Doris Green of
Wellington was Bat Mitzvah
on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Tem-
ple Beth Torah. Rabbi Steven
Westman officiated.
Laura attends Crestwood
Middle School and is in the
eighth grade. She is a member
of the National Junior Honor
Society and is involved in the
synagogue youth group. Laura
enjoys piano and computer.
Ashley Lionel Josephs, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Roger
Josephs, will be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Aug. 21, at Temple Emanu-El,
Palm Beach. Rabbi Joel Chazin
and Cantor David Feuer will
Ashley is an eighth grade
student at Boca Raton Middle
School and is involved in the
music and computer clubs. He
enjoys golf, playing the trom-
bone, tennis and cycling. He
will be twinned with Eduard
Lutsker of Artisiz, Ukraine,
USSR, who was denied his
freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
Family members and friends
sharing the simcha are his
grandmother Doris Napier and
family from England.
Adam Friedlander will
observe his Bar Mitzvah at
Temple Judea Sabbath Ser-
vices on Friday, Aug. 28 at 8
p.m. Rabbi Joel Levine and
Cantor Anne Newman will
Adam will be twinned with
Laura Green
Alik Maliy of Moscow in the
hope that sometime in the near
future, Alik will observe his
own Bar Mitzvah in freedom.
Adam is entering the
seventh grade of Temple
Judea's religious school and
will be a member of the Tem-
ple's junior youth group.
Adam's parents are extremely
involved in the life of the con-
gregation. His mom, Sheree
Friedlander is the Temple
Educator and his dad, Cary is
active in a wide variety of
Temple events and programs.
Adam's sister Elyce will also
participate in the Service.
Following Services, the con-
gregation is invited to an Oneg
Shabbat sponsored by Adam's
Goldbloom Wins
Victor Goldbloom, a
troubleshooter for the national
government and a Jewish com-
munal leader, has been elected
president of Canadian ORT.
studies in voice and
music/theory composition.
"He brings to Temple Israel a
Cantor Stuart Pittle
wealth of experience and
knowledge," stated Mr.
Cantor Pittle was born in
Washington, D.C. Married in
1976 to Sherry Horowitz, Can-
tor and Sherry have two girls,
Aviva and Shira, four-and-a-
half years and nine months.
"Cantor Pittle is looking for-
ward with great eagerness to
serving the temple community
and bringing to it a love for
Jewish music," added Mr.
Cantor Pittle's first service
at Temple Israel was Friday,
Aug. 7.
Arafat Meet
Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak and PLO leader
Yasir Arafat met in Ethiopia
recently for the first time since
Egypt ordered the PLO to
close its offices in Cairo in
April. Arafat called the event
"more than a reconciliation."
Mubarak reportedly affirm-
ed that the PLO is the
legitimate representative of
Palestinian Arabs and urged
Arafat to join the Middle East
peace process, possibly by ac-
cepting UN Security Council
Resolutions 242 and 338.
(Near East Report)
Candle Lighting Time
.L.M. Aug. 21 7:33 p.m.
tf**^ Aug. 28 7:26 p.m.
Religious Directory
N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koeter. 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.,
i 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. Chiliingworth Dr., West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone

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Friday, August 21,1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15 *
Time Running Out On Pope's Visit
The 10th Annual Connie
Ganz Golf Tournament will be
held Oct. 11 at the Sherbrooke
Country Club. Tee-off time is
8:30 a.m. with a shot-gun
start. Many prizes will be
given out at the luncheon
following the golf. The cost of
the entire day is $40. You may
sponsor a hole for $100, which
includes one entry fee.
Mail your check with the
golfers names and phone
numbers clearly listed to Tem-
ple Israel's office. Tickets will
be returned immediately. For
more information, contact
Temple Israel.
As the first of Temple's
Dedicatory Events, the con-
gregation will honor the Chris-
tian clergy on Friday, Aug. 21
at 8 p.m. at Temple Judea's
new synagogue.
Since its establishment in
the spring of 1981, Temple
Judea has held services at St.
Catherine's Greek Orthodox
Church. When St. Catherine's
was hosting its own event or
service on a Friday evening or
Holy Day, Temple Judea has
held services at the First
Christian Church, Rosarian
Academy, and St.
Christopher's Episcopal
Church. The congregation will
honor on Friday evening,
Father John Theodore of St.
Catherine's, Rev. Steven
Williams of the First Christian
Church, Father Christopher
Kelly of St. Christopher's and
Sister Thomas James of
Rabbi Joel Levine will speak
on "New Opportunities for In-
terfaith Understanding." Can-
tor Newman will sing a special
anthem. Temple President,
Helaine Kahn will bring
greetings and words of
Prior to Services, the
membership committee will
host a community open house
at 7 p.m. in the Temple
Library. This event will be for
prospective members. Follow-
ing Services, the Sisterhood
will host an oneg shabbat in
the Temple Foyer.
For more information about
Temple Judea, call the office.
Religious School registration
is now in progress.
Sisterhood is planning, a
guided bus tour to the Museum
of Fine Arts in Miami on Sept.
8 to see the exhibit, Visual
Testimony: Judaica from the
Vatican Library.
A guided bus tour to the
Museum of Fine Arts, in
Miami, will highlight the view-
ing of the Visual Testimony
Judaica from the Vatican
A luncheon will be served,
following the museum tour at
the Reflections Restaurant at
the new Bayside Mall. Exhibit
and lunch $25 per person.
For additional information
and reservations, call a com-
mittee member: Ruth Fried-
man, Shirley Timmins, Gloria
The next Sisterhood meeting
will be held on Aug. 31 at 8
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receive him, and everywhere
the rabbi was greeted with
sincerity. "I was very impress-
ed by their responsiveness,"
recalls Tanenbaum. But
Tanenbaum did not fail to
clearly enunciate Jewry's con-
tinuing objections, beginning
with the Waldheim meeting.
Armed with a just completed
Austrian poll, Tanenbaum
declared that anti-Semitism
had virtually doubled in
Austria to 24 percent of the
populace as a direct result of
John Paul's meeting with
Waldheim. "That's the conse-
quence of these kinds of
meetings," Tanenbaum told
his counterparts.
Church officials explained
that they too are uncomfor-
table with the Waldheim
meeting, distressed by the new
Austrian poll and in general
frustrated by the implications
of the whole affair, according
to sources briefed on the
meeting. In defense, the
Vatican stressed however that
the Pope did not request the
meeting. Waldheim pressed
for a private audience on three
separate occasions, exploiting
the Vatican's stated policy of
granting a private audience to
any democratically elected
head of state. When the Pope
continued to refuse, the
Austrian government notified
the Holy See that it was
"holding the Vatican to its
stated policy," a source
But Vatican sources add that
pressure or not, they have no
evidence that Waldheim "per-
sonally pulled a trigger or kill-
ed anyone himself." It is learn-
ed that Church officials have
reviewed files of the Yugoslav
war crimes commission and
United Nations archives, but
have been denied access to the
U.S. Justice Department files
that prompted Attorney
General Meese to place
Waldheim's name on the
"watch list."
Unwilling to accept the
Vatican's rationale, Tanen-
baum reminded Church of-
ficials that the Pope also met
with deposed Uganda dictator
Idi Amin, and PLO chairman
Yassir Arafat. To this, Vatican
officials replied that Amin was
a head of state, and Arafat was
the head of a giant organiza-
tion who was urged to abandon
terrorism and seek peace in
the Mideast. "The upshot from
the Vatican's view," said a
source familiar with the
meeting, "is this: what is past
is past it happened. Now we
must deal with the Pope's up-
coming visit to America."
That visit has the Holy See
clearly worried. A gamut of
protesters from TWA
stewardesses to gays and
radical nuns plan to picket his
tour. Charges of insensitivity
to the Holocaust and a boycott
by Jewish leaders "is simply
something the Vatican wants
very much to avoid," explains
Tanenbaum. Moreover, con-
tinues Tanenbaum, "The Pope
genuinely wants to com-
municate his feelings of friend-
ship for the Jewish people." As
a Vatican official expressed it
in Rome shortly after his
meeting with Tanenbaum,
"The Holy Father is anxious
that his meeting with the
Jewish community in America
go forward in a fruitful and
friendly manner. It is very
Tanenbaum told his hosts
that if they were sincere,
"something will have to be
done to clear the air." Four
ideas emerged:
1) A Holy See meeting bet-
ween His Eminence and
Jewish leaders prior to the
American visit could settle
issues. But this seemed remote
given the difficult summer
schedules of both the Jewish
and papal officials needed to
coordinate such an event.
2) A sincere meeting with
John Paul II might take place
in Manhattan, which Tanen-
baum described as "a city of
Jewish strength and honor"
and far more meaningful than
any Miami ceremony. This
would require adding a city to
the Pope's itinerary, which
itself would be deemed an im-
portant gesture. Hope was
held out for this possibility.
3) If time did not permit a
meeting before or during the
Pope's tour, a commitment to
a later meeting with Jewish
leaders would also allay con-
cerns. This option also seemed
4) The most likely possibility
discussed however was "the is-
suance of a comprehensive
statement unambiguously
declaring the Pope's view
about the Nazi perpetration of
the Holocaust," according to
Tanenbaum. "The statement
would include a clear
understanding that the
Holocaust is unique to the
Jewish people, and that they
were the sole proposed victims
of the Final Solution. Tanen-
baum remarked, "There seems
to be some question of the
Pope straddling the fence on
this issue." Vatican sources
did not indicate whether such a
statement could come about as
an encyclical, as part of a
speech, a letter or even as in-
formal remarks. Tanenbaum
commented that if the Pope
felt a statement was ap-
propriate, "how he does it of
course totally up to him. It is
his problem, and he has to
solve it."
Concern arose in some
Jewish quarters that Tanen-
baum was presenting the
Vatican with conditions.
"No," replies Tanenbaum.
"These ideas first arose out of
the July 9 meeting with Car-
dinal Casaroli. He asked, 'what
do you think might be helpful?'
and these ideas emerged from
the give and take. Under no
circumstances are we dictating
solutions, only discussing
ideas. In fact, throughout, we
have avoided even proposing
what they should do because it
must come from them."
But some Jewish leaders
also expressed concern that
Tanenbaum despite the best of
intentions might foster the
belief that the Jewish com-
munity was "monolithic" and
that negotiations with a single
representative could bind
millions of diversely thinking
Jews. "I respect Rabbi Tanen-
baum," asserts Anti-
Defamation League National
chairman Burt Levinson,
reached at his Los Angeles of-
fice. "But the ADL has not
given him a license to
negotiate on our behalf, nor
has American Jewry appointed
him their sole representative.
None of these four conditions
or terms have been discussed
with us in advance."
Rabbi Tanenbaum is interna-
tional director of the American
Jewish Committee. But he ex-
plains that when dealing with
the Pope's visit and when talk-
ing to the Vatican, he is func-
tioning as a member of IJCIC,
the body organized Jewry has
indeed appointed to oversee
Jewish involvement with John
Paul's visit.
Levinson nonetheless made
clear that while the ADL still
plans to boycott the Miami
event, if the Pope indeed of-
fered a gesture to the Jewish
people "by agreeing to the
four ideas Rabbi Tanenbaum
has discussed or indeed any
other ideas they may think ap-
propriate this would address
our pain as a community, and
then we would be happy to go
forward with the meeting."
Yet Levinson stressed that
the ADL's final decision will be
made by the organization in-
dependently regardless of
what the Pope does or doesn't
do about the Waldheim affair.
Speaking compassionately for
reconciliation, Levinson
declared, "Should I brush
aside the Pope's proven love
and respect for the Jewish peo-
ple because of what he did with
Waldheim? I have to look at
what he has done, including his
courage and compassion for
Jews during the Holocaust.
The Catholic Church indeed
needs to provide us with some
solace, but the ADL will
evaluate that by itself."
Tanenbaum however in-
sisted that any decision would
be made in the month of
August to avoid a "last
minute" boycott. "Unless the
clarification we seek comes
this month," said Tanenbaum,
"the whole question of Miami
seems off."
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Jewish newspapers in 50 cities
throughout the United States
and Canada.
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Peres, Rabin
Reject U.S.
Taba Proposal
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres and Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin have rejected
an American compromise pro-
posal to resolve the Israeli-
Egyptian border dispute over
Taba, and decided to continue
with international arbitration
in Geneva.
Under the U.S. proposal,
submitted to Jerusalem and
Cairo three months ago, Egypt
would be given sovereignty
over the whole area while
Israel would be granted full
and more or less free access to
the Taba region.
THE PROPOSAL also pro-
vides for some form of continu-
ing Israeli ownership of the
Sonesta Hotel and the Rafi
Nelson "village" at the site.
The Israeli leaders and their
advisers are believed to feel
that Israel has a sufficiently
good case to warrant going on
to international arbitration.
Israeli papers say that
Premier Yitzhak Shamir has
not been consulted about the
American proposals but is
understood to be "open to
compromise but it depends
on what sort of compromise."
Jews Accept
Continued from Page 1
doubt following the Pope-
Waldheim meeting June 25, a
meeting that angered and
upset American Jewish
The Jewish community was
angered not only by the invita-
tion to Waldheim but also by
the Pope's failure to mention
the fact that Jews were the
main victims at the Maidanek
concentration camp.
The Pope visited Maidanek
last May and listed 14 na-
tionalities whose members
were murdered by the Nazis.
He did not mention the Jews,
although 850,000 of them were
killed there.
here by the SCA said that the
meeting with the Pope in
Rome would last between 60 to
90 minutes. It said that "the
full agenda of Catholic/Jewish
relations would be discussed
with the Vatican Commission
for Religious Relations with
the Jews and the Vatican
Secretariat to be followed by a
meeting with Pope John Paul
The members of the IJCIC
are: The Synagogue Council of
America, World Jewish Con-
gress, American Jewish Com-
mittee, B'nai B'rith and the
Israel Interfaith Association.
Since 1972, IJCIC has
represented the world Jewish
community in discussions with
the Vatican on Catholic/Jewish
Waxman said that other
issues to be discussed during
the Vatican meetings are anti-
Semitism and the Vatican's
continued refusal to recognize
the State of Israel.
As for the Miami meeting
with the Pope, Waxman said:
"We reserve our final decision
on whether or not to go to
Miami for the ceremonial
meeting with the Pope pen-
ding the outcome of the for-
thcoming discussions at the
The Attorneys Division of the State of Israel Bonds organiza-
tion and the Norman J. Kapner Legal Unit of B'nai B'rith
recently sponsored a cocktail reception for the local legal
profession. Steven Schwarzberg, (third from left) Chairman
of the Israel Bonds Attorneys Division coordinated the recep-
tion held at the Hyatt Palm Beaches. Robert Mayer Evans (se-
cond from left) former CBS News Correspondent and CBS
News Bureau Chief in Moscow, addressed the assembly of at-
torneys and judges, bringing to light some of the historical
events leading to the current events in the Middle East. At-
torney Shepard Lesser (left) welcomed everyone on behalf of
the Norman J. Kapner Legal Unit of B'nai B'rith and Robert
S. Levy (right) Chairman of the Israel Bonds Palm Beach
County Organization, gave a brief explanation of the invest-
ment opportunities of Israel Bonds, particularly for retire-
ment funds and employment benefit funds (including IRAs
and Keoghs).
Two West Palm Beach Residents Jenifer Fischer (left) and
Mark Mendel (right) received their Master of Social Work
(MSW) degrees July 24 at Commencement Exercises of the
Block Plan of Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of
Social Work (WSSW) in New York City. The Block Plan
allows students to complete degree requirements for the
MSW in three summers of study in New York City while
working for social service agencies throughout the world
during the traditional academic year. Ms. Fischer, a graduate
of Miami University in Oxford, OH, has served as program
coordinator for B'nai B'rith Ilillel Foundation in Palm Beach
County. She has also worked as a coordinator of adult enrich-
ment services of the Jewish Community Center of North
Miami Beach. Mr. Mendel, a native of Longmeadow, MA.
serves as director of Leadership Development and Young
Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Coun-
ty. He has served with the Jewish Community Center of Spr-
ingfield, MA, and with the Jewish Community Center of West
Palm Beach. Mr. Mendel Lives in West Palm Beach with his
wife, Joan, and son, Jared. Shown with Ms. Fischer and Mr
Mendel is Dr. Samuel Goldstein, dean of WSSW.

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