The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
Uniform Title:
Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
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September 18, 1987
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: Feb. 20, 1987 called no. 4 in masthead and no. 8 in publisher's statement; Mar. 31, 1989 called no. 12 in masthead and no. 13 in publisher's statement.
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"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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President, Jewish Federation
Of Palm Beach County
Each year at Rosh
Hashanah, the pure sounds of
the Shofar stir our hearts and
minds as we are reminded that
every Jew is a link in the un-
broken chain from Abraham to
the present. We reaffirm our
partnership in a great enter-
prise, the community of Israel.
As we reflect on our
heritage, we are reminded that
many of our brethren
throughout the world need our
assistance and it is our respon-
sibility to respond to their
plight. Although we are
thankful that a small number
of Soviet Jews have been per-
mitted to emigrate, hundreds
of thousands more are waiting
for the gates to be opened
and we must help.
Over the past 40 years,
Israel has answered the
challenge of building a new na-
tion for our people. That
challenge still lies in absorbing
new immigrants into the
mainstream of Israeli life,
fulfilling the promise in our
Project Renewal neighborhood
of Hod Hasharon, building new
development towns and rural
settlements, providing a
future for Israel's youth, all of
which guarantee our survival
as a people and we must
To insure a viable communi-
ty of Israel throughout the
world, we, too, must face the
challenge of building a strong
and vibrant Jewish community
at home. Over the past 25
years, we have laid the founda-
tion by providing services in
Jewish education, for the ag-
ing, the Jewish family, and
Continued on Page 11-A
Banner Day For Refuseniks
Within three hours Monday
(Sept. 7), several prominent
and very longtime refuseniks
in the Soviet Union were told
they had received permission
to emigrate. The list includes
Iosif Begun, Viktor Brailov-
sky, Vladimir Lifshitz, Arkady
Mai, Lev Sud and Semyon
Yantovsky, according to Israel
Radio, the Long Island Com-
mittee for Soviet Jewry and
the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry.
Begun 55, a Moscow
mathematician, lost his job
when he first applied to
emigrate in 1971. He is the
best known of the group of
clandestine teachers of
Hebrew and served more than
three years of a 12-year
sentence on charges of anti-
Soviet activities. He was
released last February. Begun
was recently refused permis-
sion once more to teach
Hebrew. He is married to Inna
and has a son, Boris.
In an interview with Israel
Radio. Begun said he was
Continued on Page 13-A

1988 Federation/UJA Campaign

Expectations High For
Achieving Record Setting Campaign
Jeanne Levy has been nam-
ed for the second consecutive
year as General Chairman of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign.
In making the announce-
ment, Federation President
Erwin H. Blonder said, "With
Jeanne at the helm once again,
we have high expectations for
achieving another record set-
ting Campaign in 1988. Over
the years, Jeanne has served
in many capacities to
strengthen our Jewish com-
munity both locally and
worldwide. Her sincere devo-
tion to the Jewish people has
inspired many to work
alongside her in providing for
our fellow Jews in need. I am
Jeanne Levy
confident that this year the
community will once again res-
pond wholeheartedly."
Mrs. Levy has accepted this
major responsibility because
she sees the growing needs of
the local Jewish community
and that people in the Palm
Beaches are becoming more
aware of their responsibility in
meeting these needs. "We will
be working hard to involve
many more individuals, not on-
ly as contributors to our Cam-
paign, but as volunteer
workers. I guarantee that they
will receive much in personal
satisfaction for the time
spent," she stated.
In an effort to broaden the
base of the Campaign, Mrs.
Continued on Pag* 11-A
Human Resource Develop-
ment Grooms Tomorrow's
Leaders... page 3-A
Update... Opinion...
by Toby F.Wllk... page 5-A
Leadership Development
; Head Named ... page 7-A
Rosh Hashanah Memories
,. TOVS Provides Emotional
| High...page5-B
Jews Today Want More
g Yiddishkeit... page 10-B
Community Takes Giant Step
JCCampus And Morse Set Groundbreakings
The Jewish community of the Palm Beaches is
meeting the challenge of its spiraling growth with
plans for construction of two new facilities. According
to Erwin H. Blonder, President of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County, groundbreaking
ceremonies for the Jewish Community Campus will be
held in November and for the expansion of the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center in December.
"This year marks a milestone in our 25 year history
as an organized Jewish community. By undertaking
two major building projects, we are demonstrating
our commitment to providing for the needs of all our
fellow Jews in our own community," Mr. Blonder
The Jewish Community Campus groundbreaking is
set for Sunday, Nov. 22. Gilbert Messing, Chairman
of the $12.5 JCCampus Capital Campaign, said, "We
are moving forward rapidly in our fund raising efforts
and, with the continued support of the entire com-
munity, we will begin construction in 1988. The
Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, and the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, all of which will be housed on the
site of the new JCCampus on Military Trail and 12th
Street, will be better able to serve the needs of our ac-
tive elderly, our families, our singles, our young
adults, our youth, and our children.
Bennett Berman, President of the Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center, noted that groundbreaking for the
mansion has been scheduled for Sunday morning,
ec. 6. "During the last five years, our geriatric
Continued on Page IS-A

Page 2-A The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 18, 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.
*Dne to space restrictions, the following is only a partial list
of contributors. Additional donors will be recognized in weeks to
A Message For The New Year
Andover B Condo Assoc.
Andover D Condo A3soc.
Andover H Condo Assoc.
Andover I Condo Assoc.
Andover J Condo Assoc.
Sadie Aronson
Frances Atlas
Nathan Berlin
Adele Berman
Rose Blatt
Aida Born
Ethel Brodsky
Cong. Anshei Sholom
Herbert Edelstein
Anne Elman
Samuel Epstein
Harry Feirsen
Samuel Finkenthal
Abraham Fish
Sara Fried
Clyde Fyfe
Hannah Goldberg
Harry Goldstein
David Gottlieb
Isadore Greenberg
Ben Gould
Emil Honig
Ruth Horlick
William K. Karp
Howard Kaye
Morris Keller
Mollie Libbin
Erna Maas
Samuel Marantz
Mens Club (C.A.S.)
Morris Miller
Helen Norman
Mr. and Mrs. H. Pittel
Mr. and Mrs. 0. Resnick
Edna Rosenblum
Marion Rothschild
Jerry Schrer
Joseph Schwartz
William Snyder
Henry Sokol
Phil Sokol
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.
Jewish Community Campus
Capital Campaign Chairman
The coming year will be one
of growth, opportunity and
challenge for all of us. It is the
year we break ground and
begin construction of the
Jewish Community Campus,
which will house the Jewish
Community Center, Jewish
Federation and the Jewish
Family and Children's Service.
The JCCampus will provide a
central address and a focal
point for the activities of our
Jewish community.
The Jewish Community
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Boynton Beach
Offices Reopens
The Boynton Beach
Branch Office of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County is now open
for the 1987-88 season.
Located at 3625 South
Congress Avenue, Suite
102, Boynton Beach, it is
staffed by Debbie Ham-
mer, Director, and Fran
Witt, Assistant Director.
For more information,
contact Ms. Hammer at
Center will be the first facility
constructed on the JCCampus.
It will provide programs, ac-
tivities and services for all of
us from toddlers to seniors.
We will have sports and
athletic facilities for our
bodies; cultural, educational
and recreational programs for
our minds; with the Jewish en-
vironment for our spirits.
All of us who are working
hard to make our shared
dreams a reality in 5748, wish
you a Happy New Year and in-
vite you to join in building "A
Place For Us."
JCC Open House,
Sign Dedication This Sunday
The entire community is invited to an Open House at the
Jewish Community Center during which special
ceremonies will be held to dedicate the new JCC sign an-
nouncing the planned move to the site on the Jewish Com-
munity Campus. The event, featuring a sampling of the
JCC's programs and services, ethnic refreshments, enter-
tainment, and activities for children and adults including
clowns, music, dancing, karate and aerobic demonstra-
tions, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m., at the JCC,
700 Spencer Drive, just off Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm
Construction of the JCCampus is slated to begin in 1988.
It is located at Military Trail and 12th Street and will house
the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, and the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. For more information, contact the office of
the JCC, 689-7700.
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
* 0EAC* C
and its Family of Agencies
Wishes the Jewish Community
A Happy and Healthy New Year
nsm n?
A Peaceful, Healthy and Happy New Year...
from our family to yours.
Board of Directors & Staff of the JCC
Zelda Plncourt-Maeon
Steven Kaplanaky
Executive Director
700 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach, FL. 689-7700
Best New Year's Wishes
From The Board and Staff of
The Jewish Family & Children's Service
Of Palm Beach County
Marital Counseling
Family Therapy
Geriatric Counseling
Vocational Counseling
Elder Connection
Nell Neweteln
Executive Director
David Schwartz
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, #104
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Pkn Batch
County. |m
The Board of Directors, Honorary Board, Staff
and the members of
The Jewish Community Day School family
wish you and your loved ones a sweet and fulfilling
New Year 5748
Benjamin S. Hornatein Elementary School
Rapaport Junior High School
Executive Director
The Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center
4847 Fred Gladstone Drive West Palm Beach, Fla. 33417 471-5111
New Year Greeting from the Board of Trustees. Staff and Residents.
Bennett M. Berman
E. Drew Gackenheiaier
Executive Director

Friday, September 18, 1987/The. Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3-A
I Mv
Meyer B. Siskin Memorial J Human Resource Development
Fund Established
To honor the memory of her father, Jeanne Levy and her
jg husband, Irwin, have established the Meyer B. Siskin :|
| Memorial Fund which will be administered through the En-1
dowment Program of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach %
County. 6
Mrs. Levy recalls that when her father passed away g
three years ago, she wanted to do something in his memory :
connected with Jewish education. Therefore, the first pro- $
ject that will be undertaken through a grant provided by %
the fund will be the Meyer B. Siskin Memorial Community \
Leadership Institute. "My father was a great believer in
Jewish education and training leaders. When this program
came along, it was perfect, she said. Mrs. Levy is the
General Chairman of the 1988 Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish Appeal Campaign.
The Meyer B. Siskin Memorial Community Leadership
Institute will present a serier of programs for a select
group of community leaders under the auspices of the p
Human Resource Development Committee oi Federation $
(see related article this page). The National Jewish Center :|
for Learning and Leadership (CLAL) will provide national- &
ly prominent educators to conduct the lecture and discus- p
sion series in this community. ::
Mrs. Levy's mother, Dorothy Siskin, is very pleased that |
her late husband's memory will be honored in this ap- :j
propriate manner."Meyer believed that Jewish education %
was very important. He saw that his children attended &
Hebrew School and encouraged them to pursue whatever %
their individual interest was in this area. We always led an $
observant Jewish life in our home and understood the im- $
portance of the holidays as a time for families to be $
together." ::
All the children of the late Meyer B. Siskin have fond jg
Continued on Page 8-A ::
Grooming The Leaders Of Tomorrow
Recognizing the need to
broaden the base of leadership
within the Jewish community
and develop a large cadre of
educated and committed
volunteers, the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County has
established a Human Resource
Development Committee. Er-
win H. Blonder, Federation
President, has named Leah
Siskin to chair this effort,
which he says, is "vital to this
community's future growth."
In making the announce-
ment, Mr Blonder said, "Our
goal is to provide a variety of
programs and experiences
that will help identify, recruit,
educate, place, and retrain
volunteers for leadership posi-
tions. I am pleased that Leah
has accepted this position as
she possesses excellent leader-
ship and organizational
abilities herself and will un-
doubtedly make this program
an outstanding success."
Mrs. Siskin indicated that
she was very excited about this
opportunity. "The Human
Resource Development Corn-
Leah Siskin, Human Resource Development Committee
Chairman, listens as Dr. David Alcott, Program Director for
The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
(CLAL), previews a leadership program to be conducted by
CLAL for this community at a recent committee meeting.
mittee will develop a proposal
to create programs for years
to come which will increase the
participation of volunteers,
not only for the Jewish
Federation, but for all
Jewish institutions in the
According to Mrs. Siskin,
the programs will cover a
wide-range of topics dealing
with Jewish knowledge, com-
mitment and leadership skills
Continued on Page 9-A
Jewish Community CampusBuilding A Community
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Appleman have
chosen to dedicate the Racquetball Com-
plex in the Jewish Community Center.
Mr. William S. Cohen has chosen to
dedicate the Senior Adult Courtyard in the
Jewish Community Center.
Jewish Community Cemetery Association
has chosen to dedicate the Community Con-
ference Center in the Jewish Community
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kravis have
chosen to dedicate the Teen/Youth Lounge
in the Jewish Community Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Levinson have
chosen to dedicate the Swimming Pool Div-
ing Board in the Jewish Community
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Penner have chosen
to dedicate the Teen/Youth Game Room in
the Jewish Community Center.
Mrs. Zelda Pin court Mason has chosen to
dedicate the Lobby Art Work in the Jewish
Community Center.
Dr. and Mrs. Albert Shapiro have chosen
to dedicate the Theatre Arts Workshop in
the Jewish Community Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Tendrich have
chosen to dedicate the Crafts and Ceramics
Workshop in the Jewish Community
The Jewish Community Campus
Jewish Community Center *
Jewish Family And Children's Service .p-
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County *
Is Your Name Here??? '
Partial Listing
Dr. and Mrs. Moshe Adler
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bertisch
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cohen
Francis and Ann Colavecchio
Mrs. Augusta Goldmacher
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Goldman
K Anonymous
Mrs. Claire Klein
Ms. Eileen Klein
Mr. Joel Klein
Ms. Gail Kressal
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lord
Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Mack lea
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ostrow
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rosenbaum
L. Karen Shalloway
Ruth F. Shapiro
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Shugarman
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Sims
Thursday Nite Racquetball
And Gourmet Dining Club
Ms. Shirley Tocman
Rabbi and Mrs. Steven Westman
Dont Be Left Out!
Call the JCCampus Campaign Office, 832-2120
* Known as YW-YMH As In many communities.

Pge 4-A The Jewish Ftoridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 18,1987
The Lavi Concession Yields
Gains And Setbacks
In grounding the Lavi, Israel has made a
difficult decision dictated not by American
demands alone, but by economic necessity.
Investing more hundreds of millions of
dollars in development of Israel's own super
jet fighter plane simply could not be justified
when weighed against the ongoing needs for
other defense expenditures.
The fierce protests by the workers at
Israel Aircraft Industries reflect the
awesome price which must be paid for the
determination made by a 12 to 11 cabinet
It is encouraging to note the United States
decision following Israel's concession
to increase to $400 million the amount of the
$1.8 billion in annual American military
assistance which can be converted into
Israeli currency.
Coupled with a Cabinet grant of $100
million to develop "future technologies." the
expenditure of more funds in Israel will
enable thousands of workers in the airplane
industry to retain their jobs.
But thousands of other positions un-
doubtedly will be lost, and a major goal of
Israel's Coalition Government must be to
fund new jobs for the highly skilled men and
women who had counted on the Lavi for
their future.
Yet another outfall of the decision against
continuing a project that simply became too
expensive for a nation not yet 40 years old is
the projected "co-development" with
America of the next generation of the F-16
which is today's most advanced fighter in
the arsenals of botatihe United States and
It is ironic that in this significant setback
for Israeli industry, the Jewish State has
won more applause than for any other action
in recent years from the international
If the same pressure placed on the Israel
Government to cancel the Lavi were applied
to get the so-called moderate Arab states to
the conference table, Middle East peace
might well be advanced.
The Munich Massacre
Another anniversary went by with little
notice earlier in the month. It was in
Munich, West Germany on September 5,
1972 that the attention at the Olympics
turned from athletic competition to the kid-
napping, and later murder, of 11 Israeli
The Munich Massacre, which gave birth to
the name of the Black September terrorists,
filled live television audiences around the
world with horror.
Yet the Games went on.
On the 15th anniversary of the darkest
moment in Olympic history, memorials were
held to the murdered 11 in Tel Aviv in
But the seeming indifference of so many
at that time is seen by many as the catalyst
which propelled terrorism from an anti-
Israeli movement by a tiny splinter group in-
to a threat today to all mankind.
Only by remembering the 11 martyrs of
Munich and giving no ground whatsoever to
terrorism by any name can we give any
meaning to their untimely deaths.
Another Bicentennial
When the nation celebrated the 200th an-
niversary of the United States Constitution
Thursday, Sept. 17, it observed a
document in many ways far more significant
than the similar anniversary of the Declara-
tion of Independence some 11 years ago.
It is, after all, the Constitution and its Bill
of Rights, the concurrent first 10 amend-
ments, which guarantees freedom and
justice for all. The principles of freedom of
religion and of separation of church and
state are among the most meaningful today,
as they were in 1787.
The separation of powers, clearly imperill-
ed by such activities as Watergate and the
diversion of proceeds from arms for Iran to
the Contras, is fundamental to maintaining
the Constitution for another two centuries
and beyond.
Testimony about a secret "government
within a government" was obscured by the
showmanship of Lt. Col. Oliver North before
a joint Congressional committee.
But the bipartisan committees of both
Houses investigating seem determined that
showmanship will take a back seat to
And well it should.
U.S. Jewish Education's Peaks
And Valleys Explored
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of Palm County
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Volume 13
24 ELUL 5747
Number 28
The landscape of American
Jewish education consists of
"high mountains and low
valleys," according to
Jonathan Woocher, director of
the Jewish Education Service
of North America (JESNA).
He recently offered that
evaluation to 60 participants
at a conference in Chicago on
the future of the Jewish com-
munity in America. The con-
ference was sponsored and
reported on by the American
Jewish Committee.
He declared that, on the one
hand, Jewish education is the
largest single beneficiary of
U.S. Jewish fund-raising agen-
cies, getting an estimated 75
percent of a billion dollars a
year. He reported that 80 per-
cent of American Jewish youth
get some kind of a Jewish
education and that the number
of students in Jewish day
schools has increased to
somewhere between 100,000
and 150,000.
The average number of
hours in Reform Jewish educa-
tion is growing, he said, yet
Jewish preschools may be the
single greatest growth area in
Jewish education. Innovative
adult education programs also
are on the rise. New Jewish
educational publishers have
emerged. In general, Woocher
declared, many Jewish com-
munities have begun to put
together comprehensive
educational plans to improve
their systems.
The valleys, he added, in-
clude the estimate that only 40
percent of young Jews aged
five through 17 are enrolled in
Jewish education programs at
any one time. Some data sug-
gest that Jewish day schools
enrollment may have reached
a peak.
Woocher asserted that the
rise m the average number of
hours of Reform Jewish educa-
tion has been accompanied by
a corresponding decline in
hours of Conservative inten-
sive supplementary schooling.
Parental support for Jewish
education generally is weak
and the quality and quantity of
teachers and administrators
are down.
The educator said this was
because teachers and ad-
ministrators are not valued
enough by Jewish com-
munities. Another factor may
be a lack of research to deter-
mine whether Jewish educa-
tion has an impact on students
and what the impact might be.
Asserting that "the Jewish
education we get is the Jewish
education we want," Woocher
argued that many American
Jews feel a conflict in trying to
balance their Jewish and
American lives. He also con-
tended that parents may be ig-
Continued on Page 13-A

Friday, September 18, 1987/The Jewish, Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5-A
Mosaic' Season Opens Featuring United Way
"Mosaic" will open its new
season of programming this
Sunday, Sept. 20, on WPTV
Channel 5 in a new time slot.
After airing for several years
at 9 a.m., the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County
sponsored TV program will
now begin at 11 a.m. due to the
NBC network's addition of a
Sunday version of the "Today
"Mosaic" host Barbara Gor-
don Green welcomed the time
change saying, "We are confi-
dent that the audience, which
has enjoyed our program over
the years, will continue to tune
in at the 11 o'clock hour. We
are also looking forward to at-
Will Air At 11 A.M.
trading a much larger viewer-
ship who previously were not
able to watch at 9 a.m."
Erwin H. Blonder, President
of the Jewish Federation, ex-
pressed his gratitude to
William J. Brooks, General
Manager of WPTV, for conti-
Confrontation exists bet-
ween Jewish and Arab
students on campuses of
Israel's universities. Jewish
students have to delay com-
mencement of university
studies until after their three
or more
^iuii aiiun oo cut cAaiupc
then they cannot be trusted in
the areas of arms reductions or
ues until after their three
nore years of military ser- agreements affecting their
vice. Arabs, exempt from such own citizens with Jewish
service, go from high school
straight into college. This
three year headstart in laun-
ching a career irritates Jewish
students. They feel
discriminated against in favor
of youne Arabs who are often
potential or latent enemies of
the nation. After completing
compulsory military duty,
Jewish students are further
subject to annual reserve duty.
Such callups frequently inter-
rupt their studies, sometimes
on the eve of exams. Young
Jews returning to class after
weeks of arduous field duty
struggle to catch up, as they
note the ease with which Arab
students coast along, having
been present for every crucial
lecture and lab exercise. Also,
90 percent of Arab students
qualify for campus dormitory
housing; and, a great majority
of Arab students qualify for
liberal financial assistance
from universities, although
often their parents may be
large landowners. Yet, many
Arabs complain they are
treated like second class
citizens, and lose no opportuni-
ty to tell foreign journalists
how they are "persecuted" in
Israel, and they threaten how
they would treat the Jews if
the PLO ever came to power.
Army kitchens in Israel,
once all-male enclaves, are
now being invaded by women,
as the IDF trains hundreds of
them as chefs and cooks.
A raven has settled in Holon
near Tel Aviv and caused con-
siderable excitement and some
terror among the town's
population. A hairdresser com-
plained that the raven waited
outside her shop and when
customers came out, flew over
and pecked at their hair. She
said the raven definitely
preferred blonds. Children in
the area who fed the raven
regularly said the bird sat
amiably on their shoulders,
and they denied the raven was
aggressive. The raven is
wanted for questioning.
The Soviet Union's glasnost
is a public relations exercise.
The reality is that emigration
has been more difficult for
long-term refuseniks on alleg-
ed security grounds. Vladimir
Slepak has not been allowed to
work for 17 years; micro-
biologist Ida Nudel has been
denied employment for 16
years. Vladimir and Maria
nuing to carry "Mosaic" at
this favorable hour. "We will
strive to provide the finest pro-
gram possible of interest for
both the Jewish and overall
community," he said.
For the season opener, Mrs.
Green will feature the United
Way of Palm Beach County,
welcoming as her guest this
year's local United Way Chair-
man, Palm Beach School
Superintendent Tom Mills.
Slepak and Ida Nudel are not other negotiations. The only Tfe J'SEE? JSLSSKr
allowed to emigrate. These protection of the 400,000 "?,^^S??1^
refuseniks believe they are be- Soviet Jews against continued 2?m S jSSnV JmPSS
ing used by the Soviet leader- Soviet abusetis the spotlight fi 1QIn $toa*r. Mills will
ship as bargaining chips for 0f public opinion and the in- *g,J*g.1!!gg-lgdJg
future East-West negotia- volvement of decent people 8^ nJnr^KS.5. Ata
tions. If the Soviets cannot ar0Und the world a ^ t.hT0Uh
honor international volunteer fund raising agency.
Under Executive Director
Update ... Opinion
Tom Mills
member agencies that provide
family, health, child care,
youth, and direct services for
Palm Beach County. Two
beneficiary agencies of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County the Jewish
The new Israeli 1984 Yarden Dino Caras, the United Way of Community Center and the
emigration as an example Cabernet Sauvignon from the Palm Beach County conducts Jewish Family and Children's
trusted in Hatzor winery on the V an annual community fund Service receive funds from
Contused on Page 16-A
an annual community fund
drive for 55 participating and
the United Way.
The day
Man met his
As the Shofar is sounded on Rosh Hashana, it summons humanity to unite in the cause
of freedom and justice. It bids mankind to heed the pleas of all who suffer from oppres-
sion and slavery. It rekindles the spirit of hope and peace for humanity. It evokes the day
in which Man met his soul. It's what makes us Jews.
Kenneth J. Lassman, F.D., General Manager Douglas Lazarus, F.D., V.P.
Allan G. Brestin, F.D. Edward M. Dobin. F.D.
Leo Hack, Executive V.P., Religious Advisor William F. Saulson. V.P., Family Consultant
Memorial Guardian Chapels

Page 6-A The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 18, 1987
Israeli Prime Minister Shamir To
Address CJF General Assembly
commemorate the upcoming
40th anniversary of Israel,
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir will be the featured
speaker at the 56th General
Assembly of the Council of
Jewish Federations, Nov.
18-22 at the Fontainebleau
Hotel in Miami Beach.
The Assembly, the largest
annual gathering of North
American Jewish community
leaders, is expected to draw
over 3,000 delegates who will
participate in more than 300
meetings, including plenaries,
business sessions, forums,
symposiums, workshops,
seminars, receptions and other
The theme of the Assembly
is "Dor L'Dor: From Genera-
tion to Generation Building
Community and Continuity
Through People." Shoshana S.
Cardin, President of CJF, will
speak on this subject in a
Keynote Address delivered
during the opening plenary
session on Wednesday even-
ing, Nov. 18.
Throughout the Assembly, a
Prime Minister Shamir
wide range of other topics of
interest and significance to the
global Jewish community will
be explored, including:
Transmitting Jewish
Knowledge, Commitment and
Values; Israel and North
America: Sustaining the Part-
nership Across the Genera-
tions; Israel as "Strategic Al-
ly": Changing Constellations
of U.S. Support; Soviet Jewry:
Rescuing the Next Generation;
Ethiopian Jewry: Completing
the Task; The Role of Cam-
paign in Reaching the Next
Generation; Overlooked and
Uninvolved Populations:
Faculty, Students, Singles;
Also, Religious Unity and
Diversity: A "Trialogue with
Orthodox, Conservative and
Reform Rabbis; Are Jewish
Adolescents a "Lost Genera-
tion?; Growing Instability in
the Arab World Conse-
quences for Israel, the U.S.
and Canada; Recruiting a New
Generation of Professional
The Council of Jewish
Federations is the national
association of 200 Jewish
Federations, the central com-
munity organizations which
serve nearly 800 localities em-
bracing a Jewish population of
more than 5.7 million in the
United States and Canada.
Established in 1932, CJF
helps strengthen the work and
the impact of Jewish Federa-
tions by developing programs
to meet changing needs, pro-
viding an exchange of suc-
cessful community ex-
periences, establishing
guidelines for fund raising and
operations and engaging in
joint planning and action on
common purposes dealing with
local, regional and interna-
tional needs.
For more information on the
General Assembly call the of-
fice of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County,
(Left to right) Robert Abrams, Joan Tochner, and Denva May
who will be in charge of food preparation for the more than
300 people expected to attend.
To Hold Eleventh
Annual Barbecue
On Sunday, Oct. 4, the
Jewish Community Day School
of Palm Beach County will be
holding its 11th Annual
Barbecue and Raffle. This
event, which has become a
Palm Beach County tradition,
will be held at the school, 5801
Parker Avenue, West Palm
Beach, from 1-4 p.m.
Robert Abrams, Vice Presi-
dent of Planning, and Joan
Tochner, Vice President of
Fundraising, will co-chair the
event. Mrs. Tochner noted,
"The Barbecue is always a
wonderful back-to-school occa-
sion for the Day School
families to meet in a social set-
ting. This year we hope to
raise more money and involve
more families than ever
Tickets sell for $100 and en-
title the purchaser and his/her
immediate family to attend.
Prizes for the raffle incude:
first prize, $5,000 bag of gold;
second prize, $1,500 bag of
gold; third prize, $750 bag of
Mr. Abrams described the
day, "Every year we have
delicious food, clowns, ball
games and rainy day activities.
This year we will also be
building our Sukkah. There
will be something for
For more information con-
tact the school, 585-2227.
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September 18
Women's American ORT-West Palm board 9:30 a.m.
September 19
Federation Young Adult Division New Year's Party -
Breakers Beach Club 8 p.m. Congregation Anshei
Sholom Sisterhood Selicoth Service and Serving noon.
September 20
Congregation Aitz Chaim board 9:30 a.m. Golden
Lakes Temple Sisterhood 10 a.m. Jewish Community
Campus "Sign Raising" At Jewish Community Center -
5-7 p.m.
September 21
American Israeli Lighthouse 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith-
Lucerne Lakes board 9:30 a.m. Hadassah-Tikvah 1
p.m. Jewish Community Day School Executive Commit-
tee 7:45 p.m. Jewish Family and Children's Service -
board 7:30 p.m. Federation Vanguard Mission
Meeting 6:30 p.m.
September 22
Federation Board of Directors 4 p.m. Women's
American ORT-Lakes of Poinciana board 12:30 p.m.
Federation Young Adult Division Meeting 7:30 p.m.
September 23
Rosh Hashanah Eve Hadassah-Shalom board 9:30
a.m. Women's American ORT-North Palm Beach County
Region 9:30 a.m.
September 24
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Friday, September 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7-A
Leadership Development

Providing Motivated And Well Trained Leaders
Providing the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, its family of agencies,
and the overall Jewish com-
munity with a cadre of highly
motivated and well trained
leaders is the goal of Federa-
tion's Leadership Develop-
ment Committee. "We seek to
identify and recruit able can-
didates, provide them with the
finest educational programm-
ing, and encourage their active
participation in Jewish com-
munity institutions," stated
Chairman Soni Kay.
For the second consecutive
year, Mrs. Kay has been ap-
pointed to head this committee
by Federation President Er-
win H. Blonder who stated,
"The Leadership Development
program, which the committee
oversees, is vital to the future
Soni Kay
Richard Flan
Jewish Community Center
Superstar Sunday
People of all ages are invited
to join in the fun when the
Jewish Community Center of
the Palm Beaches presents
Superstar Sunday III and
Safety Day on Sept. 27 at
Camp Shalom (Belvedere Rd.,
one mile west of the turnpike).
Registration begins at noon
for sporting events which in-
clude races, distance runs, ball
throws and swimming. There
will be a free swim period for
everyone. There are events for
all ages. Trophies and ribbons
for the winners, and awards
for all participants will be
presented at 4 p.m. Jack Ker-
man, sportscaster for 98.7
KGR radio will MC and host a
sports trivia quiz with promo-
tional prizes.
Safety Day activities fom 1-4
p.m. will include displays and
presentations by The
American Red Cross, the
Florida Highway Patrol, and
Florida Power and Light. The
Palm Beach County Sheriffs
Department will bring the
Talking Volkswagen and
McGruff the Crime Dog, and
offer parents the Child Safety
Fingerprinting Program.
Something for the whole
family Superstar Sunday
III and Safety Day all free
and open to the public. Call
689-7700 for additional
of this Jewish community.
Last year, with Soni's able and
inspiring leadership, an involv-
ed group of potential young
leaders were introduced to
contemporary Jewish issues
and community agencies
through a series of intensive
study seminars, lectures and a
traditional family Shabbat din-
ner. Now, as graduates of the
program, they will add new life
to the leadership of our
"I am pleased that Soni, and
Richard Flah whom I have ap-
pointed as Chair Designate in
recognition of his outstanding
contributions on behalf of the
committee, will once again be
responsible for involving more
young men and women in our
community," Mr. Blonder
According to Mrs. Kay, in
addition to this year's regular
programming, the committee
will be organizing a delegation _
to the National Young Leader-
ship Conference in
Washington, D.C. in March
and is planning a mission to
Israel in June.
Soni Kay has been actively
involved with the Leadership
Development Committee for
the last several years. In 1985,
she participated in the Florida
Region UJA Young Leader-
ship Mission to Israel. A
member of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Jewish Community
Day School, Mrs. Kay is also a
member of Hadassah. She has
a Masters in Pediatric Occupa-
tional Therapy from the
University of Florida and is in
private practice.
Richard Flah served as Pro-
gram Co-Chairman for the
Leadership Development pro-
gram last year and has been
active with the committee for
several years. A member of
the Executive Board of the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service, he has served as
Chairman of its Personnel and
Nominating Committees. He
also is a past member of the
Board of Temple Israel. A
member of the National Plan-
ned Giving Council, Mr. Flah
specializes in estate, in-
surance, and business
Members of the Leadership
Development Committee are
Patti Abramson, Howard Ber-
man, Ellen Bovarnick, Angela
Gallicchio, Debbie Hays, Sandi
Heilbron, Claire Kazinec,
Michael Lampert, Stacey
Levy, Michael Lifshitz, Sandy
Lifshitz, Karen List, Diane
"" Mitchell, Sandy Platock, Carol
Shubs, and Eric Weiner.
For more information, con-
tact Mark Mendel, Leadership
Development Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
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Memorial Fund Established
Continued from Page 3-A
Sandy Grossman
Suzanne Ring
Dr. Daniel Lesser
Three Named To Federation Staff
Three Jewish communal pro-
fessionals have joined the staff
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County. Federa-
tion Executive Director Jef-
frey L. Klein has announced
the appointment of Sandy
Grossman as Director of
Business Professionals and
Director of North County;
Suzanne Ring as Women's
Division Assistant Director;
and Dr. Daniel Lesser as
Media Coordinator in the
Education Department.
"We have one of the finest
Federation staffs in the coun-
try and with the addition of
these three highly capable in-
dividuals, we will be able to
better serve the needs of our
Jewish community locally, in
Israel, and overseas," stated
Mr. Klein.
Sandy Grossman comes to
Meet In
700 scientists from around the
world are presently in Israel
attending the 22nd triennial
conference of the Interna-
tional Scientific Radio Union.
The foreign participants in-
clude the Deputy Minister of
Communications of the Peo-
ple's Republic of China and top
radio scientists from the
Soviet Union, India,
Czechoslovakia, Poland and
Hungary. Egypt sent a
delegate but Iraq, which is also
a member of the Union, did
this community from the
Jewish Federation of Southern
Arizona where she was
Women's Division Director for
the' past three years. She
possesses varied experience in
Jewish communal work, hav-
ing served as Field Represen-
tative for the United Jewish
Appeal in Atlanta, Ga.,
Regional Director for the
Southeast Federation of Tem-
ple Youth groups and Assis-
tant Program Direc-
tor/Counselor in Training
Unit Head at Camp Col-
eman in Cleveland, Ga. Ms.
Grossman has a BA in Social
Work from Oglethorpe
University in Atlanta and a
Certificate in Hebrew from
Ulpan Akiva in Israel.
A native of Commack, New
York, Suzanne Ring has lived
in the Palm Beaches for the
last three years where she has
been Sales Manager for the
Palm Beach Airport Hilton.
Prior to moving to this area,
Mrs. Ring was an Advertising
Assistant at Carnegie Publica-
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were married in May at Tem-
ple Beth Torah in Wellington,
have the distinction of being
the first couple married in the
new temple.
Dr. Daniel Lesser is an
Educational Media Specialist
at South Technical Education
Center in Boynton Beach and
works for the Federation on a
part-time basis. Previously he
served as the Audiovisual
Librarian at Florida Atlantic
University in Boca Raton.
Prior to moving to this area in
1984, he was associated with
several state universities in
New York and with the public
school system. Primarily, for
26 years, Dr. Lesser was
Director of the Film Library
and Assistant Professor of
Education at New York
University. He received his
Doctorate in Education from
Syracuse University.
memories of their father. Mrs. Levy s brother, Phillip |
Siskin, who is an active leader with Federation and the g
greater Jewish community of the Palm Beaches, %
remembers that his father was a very religious person who %
was one of the original members of the Talmud Torah |
Board of his Orthodox synagogue in Elmira, New York, g
For years he served in many capacities but the single most ::
important to him was his work as a "chevra Kadisha" and '
as Chairman of the Cemetery Committee for 23 years.
"My father was always doing for the community
whether it was contributing money to countless Jewish
social service organizations, aiding Jewish education, or
helping the Jewish Community Day School, the Jewish
Community Center, and the Men's Club of Temple Beth El
in our community.
"After my father died, we found a legal size paper which
was filled on the front and back with a list of the monies he ,
1 had given to Jewish charities, small yeshivas in Israel, and
:: more. We never realized that he had given to so many. His g
I involvement in tradition and the Jewish people was impor- |
:: tant to him. He would be proud of having his name attached g
: to this educational institute," Mr. Siskin added.
Abe Siskin, who is now living in the Palm Beaches and is |
a member of Temple Beth Torah, characterizes his father i|
as an ideal man. "He was close to his family his wife, his g
. children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. I
% His life revolved around his family celebrations and the
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$5,000 minimum commitment
The Jewish Community Campus
Capital Campaign Committee
wishes you a
Happy, healthy, prosperous 5748
The year In which we begin construction
of a place for all of us
Gilbert Ntoulng
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PreeMenti Jowfon re
Arnold Lanyrt
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Emphasizing Meyer Siskin's strong Jewish background, I
Abe Siskin said, "He came from a long Tine of g
shamesh/chazins. This was my father's heritage and he car-
ried it forward, He lived from holiday to holiday, mitzvah to |i
mitzvah." g
Meyer Siskin was born in Lithuania in 1902. He im- |
. migrated to this country with his family in 1912 and settled ig
& in Elmira, New York. After marrying Dorothy Fraidlin in
i 1924, they moved to Rochester, New York. There he %
:? operated three grocery-delicatessen stores. The family g-
ijij moved back to Elmira in 1929 where Mr Siskin managed a j$j
% number of habadashery shops in and around the area.
| Mr. Siskin was a member of B'nai B'rith and acted in &
I minstrel shows of the Jewish theater. He spent his retire- :ji:
% ment years in the Palm Beaches. %
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Friday, September 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9-A
Human Resource Development
Continued from Page 3-A
development. "To begin this
process, the Jewish Federa-
tion is utilizing the resources
of the National Jewish Center
for Learning and Leadership
(CLAL) to conduct a series of
programs for selected leader-
ship of our Jewish communi-
ty, explained Mrs. Siskin.
The program has been
tailored for a specific group of
140 seasoned and young
leaders in this community.
"Nationally prominent
educators from CLAL will
facilitate a dialogue with us
which will cover pertinent
issues of Jewish life today to
help us prepare for ethical
decision making in the
future," said Mrs. Siskin.
She added, "The modern
Jewish leader must deal with
more than personal opinion.
There is a tradition to which
we are linked which can help
guide us. This series of study
sessions will focus on seven
diverse topics, all connected to
the past and all of significant
and powerful concern today."
Some of the issues presented
will be "Who Is A Jew?", "The
Ethics Of Power," "The
Ethics of Language," and
"Tzedakah Is Not Charity."
Dr. David Alcott, Program
Director of CLAL, recently
previewed the CLAL program
for members of the HRD Com-
mittee. "Our goal is not to give
answers but to address the
issues central to the Jewish
community today," he said.
Mrs. Siskin added, "He was
very inspiring as he explained
how our Jewish heritage helps
guide us in our discussion of
current issues and how our
community's decision making
will have an impact on the
future of all Jewish life."
This series has been named
the Meyer B. Siskin Memorial
Community Leadership In-
stitute and is being provided
by a special grant through the
Meyer B. Siskin Memorial
Fund administered through
the Endowment Program of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County (see related arti-
cle on page 3-A).
Leah Siskin has held
numerous leadership positions
in Federation, throughout the
community, and nationally.
Currently she is Secretary of
Federation, sitting on the Ex-
ecutive Committee; a member
of the Board of Directors of
Women's Division and Chair-
man of its By-Laws Commit-
tee; and a member of Federa-
tion's Budget and Allocations
Committee. Last year she co-
chaired the Federation's Com-
munity Dinner Dance.
A past Chairman of Federa-
tion's Communications Com-
mittee, Mrs. Siskin is Chair-
man of Region 5 State of
Florida Public Relations Com-
mittee for national United
The Young Adult
of the
Jewish Federation
Of Palm Beach
Jewish New Ymir'9
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Palm Beach
Saturday, Sept. 19
8:00 p.m.
Midnight Setlchot Serrtco
' Conducted By
Rabbi Stovofi Wntman
R.S.V.P. Mark Mendel
YAD Director
At The Federation office
Jewish Appeal, a member of
national UJA's Public Rela-
tions Communications Com-
mittee, and a national board
member of the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.
Members of the HRD Com-
mittee are Erwin H. Blonder,
Steven Ellison, Sheila Engels-
tein, Ruthe Eppler, Mollie Fit-
terman, Angela Gallicchio,
Helen G. Hoffman, Soni Kay,
Barry Krischer, Michael
Lampert, Jeanne Levy, Cvn-
nie and Robert List, Rabbi
William Marder, Marva Per-
rin, Zelda Pincourt-Mason, Dr.
Norma J. Schulman, David
Schwartz, Alan L. Shulman,
Jerome H. Tishman, Rabbi
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fice, 832-2120.
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As we gather on this eve of
5748, may we find strength in
our coming together. May we
all discover in the rich tradi-
tion of our historic past a sense
of faith and hope; may we all
find a personal religious ex-
perience in the warmth of the
services; and may our cons-
cience be prompted to pursue
in righteousness the pressing
issues of our times.
The Palm Beach County
Board of Rabbis is pleased to
extend to the entire communi-
ty the happiest and healthiest
greetings for the New Year
filled with love and peace and
the awe of God.
Rabbi Joel Chazin
Rabbi Alan Cohen
Rabbi Irving Cohen
Rabbi Edward L. Cohn
Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg
Rabbi Leon B. Fink
Rabbi Morton Kanter
Rabbi Melvin Kieffer
Rabbi Joel L. Levine
Rabbi Kal Levitan
Rabbi Ross London
Rabbi William Marder
Rabbi Richard Messing
Rabbi Morris Pickholz
Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin
Rabbi Abraham Rose
Rabbi David G. Shapiro
Rabbi Howard Shapiro
Rabbi Abraham Shaw
Rabbi Alan R. Sherman
Rabbi Benjamin Shull
Rabbi Samuel M. Silver
Rabbi Joseph Speiser
Rabbi Isaac Vander Wald
Rabbi Oscar Werner
Rabbi Steven R. Westman
Rabbi Nathan Zelizer
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Midrasha Opens With Record Enrollment

A record 122 students enrolled for the Fall
semester of Midrasha Judaica High School
Wednesday evening, Sept. 9, at the Jewish
Community Day School, the first day of
classes. The school, sponsored by the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
in cooperation with area synagogues and
the Jewish Community Day School, now
has 37 children who attend five different
temples and the Day School in it's eight
grade program and 85 students in grades
9-12 who come from seven area temples and
the Day School. Reasons students gave for
attending Midrasha range from "to in-
crease my knowledge of Judaism" from
Nicole Matheson to "it's a great place to
meet and socialize with Jewish youth from
the entire community" from Tammy
Helping People
Summer Relief For Elderly
Summer relief has come to
13 elderly clients of the Jewish
Family and Children's Ser-
vices who have qualified for a
total $2,500 in cash payments
for the cost of air conditioning
their homes. The clients
qualified for the money when
the Emergency Home Energy
Assistance Program, a
Federal program that clients
can apply to at Jewish Family
and Children's Service.
"This program has been a
real benefit" commented one
client, who now has more
money that she can apply to
her drug prescription bills and
other necessities.
The program is designed to
help pay both heating and air
conditioning costs for people
over 60, who have health pro-
blems, ami/or income. Twice a
year, clients can apply for the
subsidie- once during the
heath: season, from
Decemr to April 30, and
once during the cooling season
from Mi 1 to Sept. 30.
During arly heating or cool-
ing season, clients are eligible
for costs incurred in heating or
cooling their homes. Typical
covered & *sts would include air
conditioning and heater
repairs, I ie purchase of fans
costing under $50 or the cost
of additional electricity to heat
or cool a home.
Each heating or cooling
season a client or couple is
eligible for up to $200 in
covered expenses. In order to
be eligible a family must have
at least one member 60 or
older. Th<' person over 60 can-
not have a monthly income
over $491 or a couple cannot
have more than $664 a month
income. Any individual who
receives money under the pro-
gram to pay the fuel cost for
heating or cooling their apart-
ment will need a letter from
their physician stating that a
controlled temperature is
necessary for that person's
If you are interested in detail
about this program, please
contact Ned Goldberg at
Zachary Berg (left) and Rabbi Alan L. Cohen of Temple Beth
El take a few minutes to chat before classes begin. For the
first period, Rabbi Cohen, along with Rabbi Howard Shapiro
of Temple Israel teach their own confirmands as well as
others from temples belonging to their respective denomina-
tions. For the second period, they teach other classes for
Midrasha students. Rabbi Steven Westman of Temple Beth
Torah instructs a confirmation student from his temple the
first hour and then serves as an instructor for another
Midrasha course afterwards.
Support For Families
A monthly support group for
families of nursing home
residents, open to the com-
munity, meets at 5:30 p.m. on
Tuesdays, at the King David
Center, 1101 54th Street,
West Palm Beach, co-
sponsored with Jewish Family
and Children's Service.
This monthly support group
is non-denominational and all
community members are in-
vited. For more information,
call the Jewish Family and
Children's Service, 684-1991.

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Continued from Pace 1-A
Levy said, "I'm available to
talk to anyone, anytime and
share our innovative ideas in
bringing our message to even
more people this year. Those
who know me know that I
mean what I say. If you call me
at the Federation office to
volunteer for our Campaign, I
Friday, September 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11-A
Introducing The 1988 Campaign Leadership
will return your call."
The end results of the Cam-
paign the programs and ser-
vices provided by the dollars
raised is what sparks Mrs.
Levy'8 enthusiasm. "When I
see our Federation's programs
flourish; when I see the dif-
ference we have made through
Project Renewal in Hod
Hasharon, our community's
twinned neighborhood in
Israel; when I see more and
The American Jewish Congress will meet Thursday, Oct.
8, 12:30 p.m. at the American Savings Bank. Guests
Coming events:
Nov. 15-18, Lido Spa. All spa facilities, gratuities and
transporation included.
Thanksgiving Cruise, four nights on the Carnival Fun
Ship; transportation and port taxes included. Limited
Rishona Chapter is having their first general meeting of
the season, on Sept. 30 at the American Savings Bank,
Westgate from 10 a.m. to noon. Because of the High Holy
days, their regular meeting date and hour has been
Entertainment and collation to follow. Everyone
Special event:
Friday, Dec 18 to Monday, Dec. 21, Week-end at the Sax-
ony Hotel, MB, four days and three nights.
Lucerne Lodge No. 3132 announces their first meeting
of the Fall season on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the Mid-
County Senior Citizen's Center situated at 2nd Ave. and
Dixie Highway, Lake Worth (Note change in meeting
Traditional Bagel-Lox-Cream cheese breakfast served.
The Speaker will be Dr. Edward Eissey, President of
Palm Beach Junior College.
Menorah Chapter No. 1496 coming events:
Sept. 27, Cruise on the Viking Princess, buffet cham-
pagne brunch and buffet dinner.
Oct. 11, Frankie Kine at Les Violins, Miami.
Oct. 14, Cruise on the Viking Princess to Freeport.
Oct. 20-22, Epcot and Disneyworld, with dinner theatres.
Oct. 25, "The King and I" at Burt Reynolds Dinner
For information contact Ruth Rubin, West Palm Beach.
Thursday, Oct. 1 Yovel Study Group will meet at the
Royal Palm Bank (Drexel Square) at 10 a.m. Mary Rodd
will report in our continuing discussion of "Great Jewish
Thinkers of the 20th Century." Everyone is invited. Coffee
will be served, courtesy of the Royal Palm Bank.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, Dorothy Isaacs will be honored at
the Florida Atlantic Region Bond Luncheon to be held at
the Park Place Hotel in Boca Raton. Dorothy is an ardent
worker for Israel bonds and is a Board member of several
Thursday, Oct. 29, Paid-Up Membership Lun-
cheon/Meeting at noon at the Congregation Anshei Shalom
(new date due to holiday). Sylvia Diamond will report on
Hadassah's National Convention, held July 1987, in
Baltimore, Md. Program: Sing-Along led by Millie Rutco,
Program Chairman. Advance paid reservations required.
Post No. 520 coming events:
Oct. 11, Dept. Quarterly Meeting, Holiday Inn,
Belvedere Road, 9 a.m.
Dec. 10-14, Lido Spa
Dec. 14-23, Cruise from San Juan to five Carribean ports
Jan. 17, Musicana Dinner Theater
Jan. 29, Mini Lunch and Card Party
Palm Beach Section will held their Open Board Meeting
on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at a Members home. Time is 10
a.m. promptly.
more young people getting in-
volved in Federation; when I
see our agencies expand and
thrive; and when I see many of
the needs of a growing com-
munity being addressed, I'm
proud of the fact that our
dollars are being put to very
good use here and overseas,'
Mrs. Levy stated.
Insuring that the dollars
raised through the Campaign
are spent wisely is another top
priority for Mrs. Levy. "We
have to be dilligent, even more
so than with our own
household budgets. I am proud
of our Federation's budget and
allocation process which
makes sure that the monetary
contributions to the Campaign
are being spent wisely and
democratically," she said.
Mrs.Levy has made her
mark on the Jewish scene
locally, nationally and interna-
tionally. She was President of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County for the years
1981-1983. During that time
the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center was built; the Jewish
Community Day School moved
to its own facility and the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service greatly expanded its
operations to meet the needs
of the community.
In the past Mrs. Levy has
served as Women's Division
President and Women's Divi-
sion Campaign Chairman for
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. She is also a
past Campaign Chairman for
the National Women's Divi-
sion Palm Beach Campaign as
well as a former Chairman of
the National UJA Women's
Division for the Florida
Region. Mrs. Levy has been a
member of the Board of
Women's Division of the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations and
has sat on the National Ex-
ecutive Board of the Women's
Division for United Jewish
Continued from Pafe 1-A
other areas of vital concern.
As we begin 5748, we are
embarking on an exciting year
of building to meet our com-
munity's needs. Groundbreak-
ing ceremonies will be held in
November for the Jewish Com-
munity Campus which will
give us a central Jewish ad-
dress for activities for all
generations. The campus will
house the Jewish Community
Center, the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County, and the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service. Additionally, with the
groundbreaking for a new
160-bed addition to the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center
scheduled for December, quali-
ty care will be assured for
more of our aging.
Together, as a community,
we must help make 5748 a hap-
py New Year for those who de-
pend upon us. It is my
privilege, on behalf of the
Board of Directors and staff of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, to extend to
our fellow Jews best wishes for
peace, good health and hap-
piness throughout the coming
L'Shana Tova.
The list of her achievements
and involvement is endless and
includes her community, her
synagogue and world Jewry.
Two years ago she dedicated,
with her husband Irwin, a Day
Care Center in Hod Hasharon.
Having served the Jewish
community throughout the
Cirs in many capacities, Mrs.
vy is looking forward to
meeting this new challenge of
exceeding last year's record
breaking $8.3 million
Officials Named For
Nursing Home Spelling Bee
Officials for the Fourth An-
nual Nusing Home Spelling
Bee have been announced by
Donna Ricketts, Activity Coor-
dinator for the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center, and
this year's coordinator for the
spell-down set for Sept. 28.
Speech Therapist, Sheere
Syden, will serve as pro-
nouncer for the event. A
native of New York, Ms.
Syden has worked with speech
handicapped in Palm Beach
County for the past seven
Among the five judges for
the Spelling Bee is Fran
Hathaway, editorial writer
and columnist for the Palm
Beach Post. She will be joined
by West Palm Beach
businessman, Allen Cushman,
president of Cushman Fruit
Company Inc.
Freelance journalist,
Maureen Drew, is also a judge,
as is Fred Wolf, retired Social
Security and Medicare ad-
ministrator. Fan Buckner,
retired executive secretary for
a senior citizen project in
Baltimore, rounds out the
roster of judges.
"All of our officials have
backgrounds appropriate for
the administration of this
Spelling Bee, and we are very
grateful to have their
assistance," said Ms. Ricketts.
Forty Palm Beach County
nursing homes have been
challenged to meet at the
Morse Geriatric Center at 1:30
p.m. to compete. Each facility
will send two spellers, a cheer-
ing section and staff members
for the event.

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, September 18, 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
for a kosher lunch, and a varie-
ty of activities. Interesting lec-
tures, films, celebrations,
games, card playing and nutri-
tional education are some of
the programs offered at the
Center. Transportation is
available. Reservations are re-
quired. Call Lillian at
689-7703. No fee is required
but contributions are
Monday, Sept. 21: Games
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Sept. 22: JCC
movie of the week
Wednesday, Sept. 23:
Jewish New Year party
Thursday, Sept. 24: Holiday
Friday, Sept. 25: Holiday -
Homebound persons 60
years or older wno require a
kosher meal delivered to their
home are eligible. Each meal
consists of one-third of the re-
quired daily nutrition for
adults. Call Carol for informa-
tion at 689-7703.
Transportation is available
in designated area for persons
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 encourag-
ed to make a contribution each
time. Reservations must be
made at least 48 hours in ad-
vance. For more information
and/or reservations, 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.
Alzheimers." Wednesday,
Oct 14 through Nov. 4 at 9:30
a.m. Instructor Ruth Janko.
What is Alzheimers? How it af-
fects the individual, the family,
the children? What can be,
what is being done about it?
Paid preregistration by Oct. 9.
Minimum 21 persons.
Increasing Your Memory
Power. Wednesday, Oct. 14
through Nov. 4, at 1:30 p.m.
$10 for four sessions. Instruc-
tor Ruth Janko. This course is
designed to alleviate anxieties
regarding memory loss. Learn
what memory is, how it func-
tions and how to improve it.
Paid preregistration by Oct. 9.
Minimum 21 persons.
The Gangs Weigh. Learn to
control your weight sensibly.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Nov.
24, at 1:30 pm. $4 for eight ses-
sions. Instructor Arthur Gang.
Preregistration is requested.
Fees are to be paid at first ses-
sion by check or money order.
Changing Aging Attitudes.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Nov.
24, at 1:30 p.m. $4 for eight
sessions. Instructor Joyce
Hogan. A potpourri of latest
aging information regarding
skills, ideas and knowledge
about your health, vitality,
senses and spirit.
Exercise and Life Styles.
Wednesday, Oct. 14 through
Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. $4 for eight
sessions. Instructor Shirley
Sheriff. Mild exercise and
stretching, breathing, relaxa-
tion techniques and health
Writers Workshop. Friday,
Oct. 23 through Dec. 11, 9:30
a.m. $10 for eight sessions. In-
structor Ruth Graham. The
"Write Stuff' how to write
creative non fiction, the new
American fiction.
Speakers Club. Meets on
Thursdays at 10 a.m. for
persons who wish to learn the
art of public speaking.
Timely Topics. Join a
stimulating group in an ex-
citing discussion of current
events. This group meets on
Mondays, at 2:15 p.m. at the
JCC. Those interested in
lunch, which will be served at
1:15 p.m., please call for reser-
vations at 689-7703.
Narrators for future pro-
grams are: Monday, Sept. 14:
Max Freedman; Monday,
Sept. 21: Carl Martin; Mon-
day, Sept. 28: Harry Epstein
JCC Card Party. Wednes-
day, Oct. 14, at Jason's
Okeechobee Blvd. (next to
Toys are Us) Reservations re-
quired transporation
Sunday, Nov. 15, four days,
three nights. Transportation
and gratuities included in cost.
Learn how to play Canasta
with Maurice Langbort who
will teach persons how to play
on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Cost:
$1, members; $1.50, non-
Lunch is served, followed by
Canastarama every Wednes-
day There are prizes,
refreshments and fun. Reser-
vations are required and per-
sons attending should arrive
by 11:30 a.m. Make your tables
and come to the JCC
Canastarama. No fee for
lunch. Contributions are re-
quested. Please call Ruth for
reservations, at 689-7703.
A group of dedicated active
people plan trips, luncheons
and fun fund raising activities.
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YOUNG SINGLES (20's and 30's)
On Saturday, Sept. 19 at 9 p.m., get together at the
"Reflections Clubhouse" for a good old fashioned party but
with a twist. It's almost Tourist Season again, so dress as
your favorite Tacky Tourist a prize wpl be awarded to
the tackiest one of all. Munchies and an open bar will be
available. Donation: JCC members $4, non members $6.
On Sunday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m., meet in front of "The
Greenhouse" on Singer Island and enjoy the beach and
good company. At 5 p.m. the group will arrive at Joey's (on
the Boardwalk) for dining so bring a change of clothing if
on the beach or just meet at Joey's for dinner.
On Monday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. gather at the home of a
member for an evening of Jelly Bean Poker. Donation: JCC
members, $1, non members $2.
SINGLES GROUP (30*s and 40's)
Gather at Abbey Road in Lake Worth on Monday, Sept.
21 from 5-7 p.m. for a buffet and ambiance of this popular
Get together on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. for a Satur-
day Night House Party at a member's home in the Palm
Beach Gardens area. Bring your appetite pizza,
beverages, wine and assorted treats will be supplied. Dona-
tion: JCC members $4; non members $6.
Meet Sunday, Sept. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the L and N
Seafood Restaurant (west of 1-95 on Palm Beach Lakes
Blvd.) for brunch. Cost of buffet, $5.95 plus tax and
BB Women's Day Proclaimed
Upon sponsorship of their
Chairman Carol Roberts, the
Board of Commissioners of
Palm Beach County proclaim-
ed Aug. 18 B'nai B'rith
Women's Day urging all
citizen to join for the celebra-
tion of the organizations' 90th
This proclamation was
issued as an act of recognition
and official appreciation for
the volunteer work and the
many diverse contributions of
B'nai B'rith Women serving
Palm Beach County.
The document was handed
by Chairman Carol Roberts to
Mimi Tanner, who accepted it
for Sonia Gold, president of
Mitzvah Council No. 518.
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U.S. Jewish Education's Peaks And Valleys Explored
Continued from Page 4-A
noring the underlying values
of a Jewish education and view
it instead in utilitarian con-
sumer terms.
Among his recommenda-
tions was a generally increas-
ed emphasis on the quality of
Jewish education. There
should be goal-setting, perfor-
mance standards and a greater
role for parents in the educa-
tion process. He said the cycle
of Jewish education should be
extended beyond the status
quo for most students
preparation for Bar or Bat
Woocher emphasized the im-
portance of integrating formal
Jewish education with the "in-
formal classrooms" camps,
trips to Israel and retreats. He
also proposed comprehensive
community plans to bring
together Jewish institutions
throughout a community to
outline their roles within the
framework of that com-
munity's Jewish education
The educator suggested that
Jewish communities provide
resources for research and
development of new and in-
novative Jewish educational
programs. That effort, he said,
should seek to gauge the effec-
tiveness of older, more
Banner Day For Refuseniks
Continued from Page 1-A
elated but at the same time
"suffering" over the fact that
Ida Nudel and many other
refuseniks were stil trapped in
the Soviet Union.
"We have to work together"
for their release, he said in a
live-broadcast phone conversa-
tion with Labor Member of
Knesset Ora Namir, who
recently visited him in Moscow
when she was there as part of
a delegation of Israeli women
to a women's conference. He
said he did not yet know
when he would make aliya, but
expected "to wind up my af-
fairs in Moscow and leave
Begun's cousin in Brooklyn,
Chaim Tepper, said he didn't
want these releases to be con-
sidered more than symbolic.
"We want to see an ongoing
continuous flow of refuseniks
being allowed to leave the
Soviet Union."
Viktor Brailovsky, 52, a
Moscow cyberneticist, first ap-
plied for an exit visa in Oc-
tober 1972. His first refusal
was in January 1973. He was
arrested in November 1980,
charged with defaming the
Soviet state and sentenced to
five years' internal exile. He
was released in March 1984.
His wife, Irina, will reportedly
accompany him, along with
their son, Leonid, 26, who is
married to Elena. They have a
two-month-old son, David.
Lev Sud, 30, and his wife
Ala, 31, of Moscow, were first
refused in August 1985. Ala is
the sister of Yuri Shtern,
spokesman of the Soviet Jewry
Information and Education
Center in Jerusalem. They
have a daughter, Maryam, 7.
They are observant Jews. Lev
is a musician, Ala a computer
Vladimir Lifshitz of Len-
ingrad, 46, was sentenced
March 19, 1986 to three years
in prison for anti-Soviet
slander, based on letters he
had written to friends in the
West, as well as to then Israeli
Prime Minister Shimon Peres
and Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, asking them to raise
the question of "the repatria-
tion of Jews frm the USSR."
His wife Anya, son, Boris, and
daughter, Maria, will reported-
ly join them. Boris, a 19-year-
old engineering student, was
offered a place and scholarship
at Boston University last year.
Arkady Mai, 64, and is wife
Helena Seidel, 59, of Moscow,
are rufuseniks since 1974,
because of Mai's supposed
knowledge of "state secrets."
They told visiting Americans
>n May they didn't "think
there were any possibilities for
them to emigrate." They have
a daughter, Naomi, 25. Mai is
an electronics engineer, Seidel
a linguist-lecturer who has
spent whatever time she could
translating. Mai reportedly
contracted bronchial asthma
during World War II.
Semvon Yantovsky, 78, who
recently did research on the
condition of synagogues in the
Soviet Union, also got permis-
sion Monday. His wife, Erna
Matlina, received her permis-
sion last week. Matlina's son is
in Israel. Yantovsky's first
refusal was in 1978. His pro-
fession was lecturer in
religion. He speaks English
and Hebrew.
Vladimir Lifshitz, 46, was
notified Monday also, accor-
ding to the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry. Lif-
shitz was first refused January
1, 1981. A system analyst and
mathematician, he lost his job
as head of the division of
economic forecasting at the
Ail-Union Scientific Research
Institute for the Jewelry In-
dustry. He was arrested
January 8, 1986, after staging
several hunger strikes. He was
a Hebrew teacher and cultural
activist in Leningrad. He is
married to Anna and has two
childen, Boris and Maria. Boris
has been offered a place at
Boston University and finan-
cial help.
Only one Jewish Prisoner of
Conscience reportedly remains
in jail: Alexei Magaryk, who is
expected to be released in a
few days. Twenty-six former
prisoners have not received ex-
it visas, among them Ida
According to Lynn Singer,
LICSJ executive director, at
the Chautauqua, N.Y. human
rights conference last week,
Samuil Zivs, vice chairman of
the Soviet Anti-Zionist Com-
mittee and of the Association
of Soviet Lawyers, publicly
said: "I can now give you two
secrets: that Magaryk will be
released by the 14th of
September, and Joseph Zisels
(a Prisoner of Conscience from
Moscow) will be out in Oc-
tober," Zisels' wife and teen-
age son have been living in
Israel for five months, Pamela
Cohen, president of the Union
of Councils for Soviet Jews,
said "It's not surprising that
the Soviets chose this moment,
eight days before the start of
the Shultz-Shevardnadze
talks, to make this
However, she said, "It's a
tangible and dramatic indica-
tion that Soviet leaders are
aware of the constant efforts
in behalf of Soviet Jews that
are undertaken by our govern-
ment and leading human
rights groups, such as the UC-
SJ; it's an indication that the
pressure for movement for-
ward has to be kept up."
The NCSJ said, "While we
are gratified by the permission
granted to three former
Prisoners of Conscience, and
several long-term refuseniks,
we can only hope that permis-
sions will soon be granted to
the thousands of other
refuseniks who wish to exer-
cise their basic human right of
freedom of emigration."
established educational
grams as well.
Another speaker, Deborah
Lipstadt, director of the
Brandeis-Barden Institute,
said she agreed with the pro-
position that Jews have
become more a part of the
mainstream American culture
than they were several
decades ago. She also felt that
the so-called "Jewish
renaissance" was "a mile wide
and an inch deep" a
characterization that has been
widely used to describe
American Jewish education.
She added that the iden-
tification many Jews have with
their religion is often very
weak because Jewish lay
leadership is more concerned
with behavior of Jews being
acceptable to the general
American culture than about a
personal commitment to
The Uses of Diversity
Not long ago, The Wall Street Journal published a front-page
analysis of the relationship between American Jews and Israel.
The article captioned "Growing Apart," made three main points:
1) that in response to changes in Israeli society, US Jews iden-
tify with Israel less automatically than they once did.
2) that the willingness to look at Israel and see its problems as
well as its bright promise is a characteristic of a younger genera-
tion now coming of age as communal activists.
3) that last year's questions by Reform and Conservative
groups about funding priorities in Israel were reflective of new
readiness to evaluate aspects of Israeli life and to debate pro-
grams on their merits and not on sentiment.
Nevertheless, author Robert S. Greenberger was quick to add,
"Support for Israel's survival and national security remains rock
solid within the American Jewish community.
In a letter to the editor, UJA President Stanley Horowitz noted
some of the many expressions of broad -based consensus within
the American Jewish community, and expressed appreciation for
the diversity and ripening maturity within the Jewish community
both in Israel and America.
As National Chairman of the UJA, I would like to offer some ad-
ditional thoughts:
We are so used to talking about the American Jewish communi-
ty and Israel as separate entities that sometimes we lose sight of
an historical process that has characterized Jewish life for
thousands of years.
Even in ancient times, Jewish life was fueled by debate.
Over the millennia, dynamic self-critique and even struggles
Continued on Page 15-A
Jewish tradition and ritual.
She recommended programs
to develop sustained commit-
ment by Jewish leaders to
Jewish identity and programs
to add to their knowledge of
Jewish art, culture, customs
and religious texts.
Lipstadt asserted that "the
basic skills are necessary to
make leaders feel comfortable
in enough Jewish settings so
that they move within the
Jewish world. We must also
provide a theoretical,
theological and ideological
grounding in Jewish thought
and culture."
Declaring that learning
comes through the senses as
well as the intellect, she said
that learning about Jewish
culture dance, cuisine, art,
music can enhance Jewish
identification as much as study
of religious texts and theology
can. Specifically, she proposed
more support for Jewish
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The Rabbinical Comer
Setting Chaos Into Order
rww rar
Temple Israel
How does a New Year begin?
It begins with the setting of a
tired sun and the birth of the
year's newest moon. It begins
with a three fold blast of the
Shofar beckoning us to
listen to its triumphant
message of faith and op-
timism. It begins as families
come together to celebrate the
future to pray as one for
peace and a year of blessing.
In Sha'arey Teshuvah (gates
of repentance), the high holy
day Machzor of the Reform
Movement, the evening ser-
vice for the new year begins
with the following words:
Creator of beginnings, as
You created the world on this
day, uniting fragments into a
universe, unite our hearts and
the hearts of all Jews to serve
You. Illumine our lives with
the light of Your Torah, for by
Your light do we see light.
Grant us this year a glimpse of
the light of redemption, the
light of healing and of peace.
There is a reflection in this
prayer of Lurianic Kabballah.
There is a hint that the world's
creation was one that involved
a process of unification. God's
role, so to speak, was to create
from chaos, harmony. God's
role, so to speak, was to create
from the splintered abyss,
order. We begin a new year by
setting chaos into order. We
begin by recognizing the
passage of time and saying to
it: I will take hold of you and
form you and make you work
with me. We begin by seeking
to make sense of the
fragmented lives and moments
of past that surround us,
uniting them into a whole that
will allow us entrance into
5748. It does not happen in an
instant. It happens as these
days of awe, these Rosh
Hashanah moments work with
us and through us. Our new
year's beginning has much to
We learn from this season
some fundamental truths
about ourselves. We learn as
we sit and reflect on our per-
sonal and immediate past how
we used the time and the year
that is now history. We learn
how we succeeded and what
we would do differently. We
speak vows and promises to
ourselves. This year will be dif-
ferent better ...
We understand: That which
is, is not that which must be.
The present is but one of many
possible realities. We unders-
tand: That which is, is a pro-
duct of that which was. In a
sense, we choose our joys and
our sufferings. We choose our
pleasures and our pains.
We believe in change. We
believe the world can change.
We believe that God wants it
that way. God wants us to pick
up the often shattered pieces
or the present and make a bet-
ter tomorrow. It is called Tik-
kun Olam (the repair of the
world), and it is basic to our
Jewish sense of purpose. Rosh
Rabbi Howard Shapiro
Hashanah instructs: we must
begin with ourselves.
I have a list for myself. (I'm
sure we all do.) Mine begins
with a desire to be more pa-
tient and understanding, to
find time for myself and my
family, to listen to the voice of
our tradition, finding new and
better ways to let it speak
through me. I have a list for
our community. It involves
both you and me. It is an am-
bitious list, but what's the
sense of dreaming, if you can't
dream big. It begins with a
sense of harmony and trust. I
would like to see us unders-
tand that the central address
of the Jewish community is no
one institution and it has no
one zip code or street number.
It is the home and heart of
every Jew. I would like to see
us act and speak towards each
other in ways that promote the
building of a real community
one that exists in more than
just name. I would like to see
Jews in touch with their
Judaism. I don't believe we are
a people like all other peoples.
We are a people the heart of
which is Torah, the soul of
which is touched by God. I
would like to see us struggling
with these concepts. Apathy is
our enemy, not differences of
opinion based on firm convic-
tion and respect. I would like
to see us reaching out to each
other synagogue to
synagogue; institution to in-
stitution; and most important-
ly, people to people.
I have one last list: It is the
shortest and the clearest. It is
for the world we share with
many peoples. It is for Shalom.
Lishanah Tovah Tikateyvu
may you be inscribed for a
good and healthy year a
sweet year of milk and honey.
Educator To Visit Palm Beaches
Dr. Morton Siegel, Director
of the Department of Educa-
tion for the United Synagogue
of America, will address a lun-
cheon gathering at Temple
Beth El (2815 N. Flagler
Drive) at noon on Tuesday,
Sept. 29. All United
Synagogue congregations in
the county have been extended
invitations through their Rab-
bis and Presidents. Following
the luncheon, Dr. Siegel will
lead a workshop for Religious
School Faculty. Chairmen for
the event are Rabbi Alan L.
Cohen, Gail Pariser, Temple
Beth Al President and Robert
Rapaport. For further infor-
mation, contact the Temple
Beth El office.
More than itu people gathered recently for a breakfast at
Boynton Beach Jewish Center to hear Rabbi Rachel Hert-
zman (third from left) speak about being a woman rabbi.
Seated with her are (left to right) Joseph Mayerson, Vice
President; Irving Kantrowitz, President; Rabbi Hertzman;
and Rabbi Leon Fink, spiritual leader of the congregation.
Religious Directory
N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.; Thurs-
day 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.
For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33413.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder. Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m., Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday, 8:15 a.m.
Friday Evening, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Dr., Royal Palm Beach, FL
33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. Rabbi
Seymour Friedman. Phone 798-8888.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. Rabbi
Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew Beck.
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 N. Haverhill Rd., West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
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. Student Rabbi Elaine Zechter.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. 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 Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 S. Chillingworth Dr., West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone

Friday, September 18, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15-A
| Candle lighting Time
Friday, Sept. 18, Temple will
celebrate the Installation of of-
ficers, Temple Board Members
and Youth Group. Rabbi
Howard Shapiro will perform
the installation and honor all
new officers.
Rabbi Shapiro will give a
bookreview "Because We
Care" by Rabbi Frank Sun-
dheim. Cantor Stuart Pittle
will lead the congregation in
Temple Israel will observe
Selichot on Saturday evening,
Sept. 19 with a special night of
preparation. The evening will
begin at 8:30 p.m. with Hav-
dallah in the courtyard.
Following Havdallah (the
ceremony that marks the end
of Shabbat), the congregation
will proceed into the sanctuary
for an evening of Jewish music
with Cantor Stuart Pittle.
The musical motif of the
evening will be "Preparation,"
for Selichot is the Service of
Forgiveness that prepares one
for the High Holy Days. Can-
tor Pittle will present music
from the Golden Age of Chaz-
zanut (cantorate), the Yiddish
folk and theater tradition and
music writen by Jewish com-
posers for Broadway.
Following coffee and cake,
the service of Selichot will
begin at 10:30 p.m. Contact
the temple.
Wednesday evening Sept.
23 Temple will begin the High
Holidays in celebrating Rosh
Hashanah, the gift of beginn-
ing the year 5748 with the first
service starting at 6 p.m. and
the second service at 8 p.m.
Rabbi Howard Shapiro's ser-
mon will be: "The Breath of
The Uses of Diversity
Continued from Page 13-A
between proponents ot passionately held but diametrically oppos-
ing viewpoints have brought about the cumulative changes need-
ed for a 3,000-year-old people to survive into modern times.
No other group has managed that feat.
It may be helpful, therefore, when American Jews become un-
comfortable with events in Israel or when Israeli Jews criticize
some aspect of American Jewish life to remember that the pro-
cess of internal, Jewish debate has been a remarkably effective
survival strategy.
We're not complacent.
We're not indifferent.
It there's an unexplored approach to a problem or a wrong step
that's been taken, we can be sure that someone will point it out.
If the debate seems sharper lately and I'm not sure we're not
glossing over a good deal of vigorous and constructive argument
in years past that is because the intimacy of contact between
Israel and American Jewry has increased, not diminished.
The closer we get and the less willing we are to hold onto old,
familiar stereotypes, the more uncomfortable we will probably be
for a while. But the rewards of genuine encounter are ultimately
worth all the struggle, confusion and effort.
Our objective has been to develop a concerned, actively involved
and well-informed community that will be attractive of American
.'ews. This is, after all, a generation raised to question the status
q to to respect diversity and to consider consensus to be a
result, not a starting point.
No one knows better than the UJA that the future of American
Jewish fund raising for Israel rests not with automatic responses
to the images of 40 years ago, but with imaginative intelligent
responses to the problems of today.
We have accomplished a great deal in the last few years.
By taking seriously the questions of Reform and Conservative
leaders regarding funding allocations in Israel, we've opened a
whole new channel within which American Jews be they Or-
thodox, Conservative or Reform can feel involved in and com-
mitted to some valuable social and educational programs in Israel.
Despite the emergency of a few small, supplementary cam-
paigns mentioned in The Wall Street Journal article, our Cam-
paign is growing steadily. American Jews are contributing to
UJA/Federation Campaigns at unprecedented per-capita levels,
and in unprecedented numbers.
And our national officers represent an ever larger number of
communities and an ever broader geographic distribution.
It is my opinion, supported by more than a year of constant
travel across the country, that the American Jewish community is
diverse but not divided.
We're not "growing apart."
We may well be, as Stanley Horowitr put it, "growing up."
But certainly as a result of the testing and refining that oc-
curs during debate we are growing in mutual understanding
and growing in the capacity to respond to change.
Martin F. Stein is national chairman of the UJA.
J*^ Sept. 18-
Selichot and Rosh Hashanah Services Set L

God." Cantor Stuart Pittle will
lead the congregation in songs.
For the first day of Rosh
Hashanah, Thursday morning
Sept. 24 Family Service will
start at 9 a.m. and the Morn-
ing Service will begin at 11
a.m. Rabbi Howard Shapiro
will conduct both services and
will be assisted by Ammiel
Hirsch, a student Rabbi. Can-
tor Stuart Pittle will be the
leading cantor.
On Friday, Sept. 25, Temple
will celebrate Shabbat Shuvah,
Dedication of their Illustrated
Megillat Esther and Judaica.
Service will begin at 8 p.m.
Saturday Morning Sept. 26,
Stacey Lightman, daughter of
Janice and Harold Lightman
will be a Bat Mitzvah. Services
will start at 10:30 a.m.
Babysitting services will be
available throughout the
holidays and Friday evenigs.
Rabbi Joel Levine will
devote his sermon to "The
Need for A Caring Communi-
ty" on Friday evening, Sept.
18, 8 p.m. Following services,
a special oneg shabbat will be
held in the library. Caring
community involves visitations
to members who are in the
hospital or at home, support of
care givers, support for
singles, widows and widowers;
performance of mitzvot for
those in need.
On Saturday morning Sept.
19, Zachary Samuel Levine
will be named. Jay and Holly
Levine, Zachary's parents will
participate in the service.
Rabbi Joel Levine will speak
at Rosh Hashanah Services,
Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30
and 8:30 pm. on "Israelat 40:
A Case of Midlife Crisis. Rabbi
Levine's sermon for Rosh
Hashanah morning will be
"Forgiveness." These Ser-
vices will begin at 9 and 11
a.m. Childcare is available at
the 9 a.m. Service.
Area Deaths
Max. 82, of Royal Palm Beach. Menorah
Gardens and Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Diana, 77. of West Palm Beach. Riverside
Guardian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Harry, of Boynton Beach. Levitt-Weinstein
Guaranteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
Roy, 96, of West Palm Beach. Riverside
Guardian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Dorothy M 61. of West Palm Beach.
Menorah Gardens and Funeral Chapels,
West Palm Beach.
Louis Isaac. 62, of Lake Worth. Levitt
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
Dora, 81. of Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
West Palm Beach.
Louis A., of Century VUlaae, West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home,
Wast Palm Beach.
Doris H 63. of Palm Beach. Riverside
Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach
Rosh Hashanah To Be
Observed At Synagogues,
Temples Wednesday Eve
Rosh Hashanah will bring Jews to prayer services in
synagogues and temples throughout the Palm
Beaches beginning at sundown Wednesday evening
and continuing Thursday and Friday, September 24
and 25.
The intervening 10-day period between Rosh
Hashanah and Yom Kippur is known as Aseret Yimay
Tschuvah, the 10 days of penitence that includes Shab-
bat Tschuvah, the Sabbath of Repentance falling bet-
ween the two holidays, scheduled this year for Satur-
day, Sept. 26.
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Rabbis representing the Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis wilt
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Update .. Opinion
Continued from Page 5-A
Heights, has won the coveted
Winearski Trophy, England's
1987 international wine and
spirit competition the
premier award for the best
Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine
was ranked side by side with
the best producers.
At a recent reunion in Israel,
60 of the 250 No. American,
mostly Jewish, sailors who
navigated vessels to then
British-controlled Palestine,
shared stories of ingenuity and
determination that brought
about half of the 70,000
Holocaust survivors between
1946 and 1947. Their heroic
contributions will be recorded
in a fascinating new book on
the subject titled "The Jews'
Secret Fleet."
There are so many temples
named "Beth" that Milton
Berle once cracked: "George
Gershwin founded a new Shul
called 'Beth You is My Woman
Now.' "
Every year, Dutch friends of
Israel send thousands of tulips
and daffodil bulbs to
Jerusalem. Now, they have
sent something more: ten
volunteers who are clearing
the weeds from the Hebrew
University's ten acre
Botanical Garden. This task is
so enormous that it would have
deterred the walrus and the
carpenter in "Alice Through
the Looking-Glass." However,'
the volunteers maintained it
can be done not in seven years,
but in seven weeks. This is a
great Dutch Treat!
Congressman Tom Lantos
and his wife Annette owe their
existence to missing Swedish
diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg.
Mrs. Lantos is the founder of
an International Wallenberg
Committee. Recently, she
spoke at a Congressional
Human Rights Caucus brief-
ing, urging pressure on the
Soviet Union to unlock the
Wallenberg file. The head of
the Swedish Wallenberg Com-
mittee said the new Soviet
policy of glasnost may incline
the Soviets to free Wallenberg
who disappeared after being
arrested in Hungary by the
Soviet army in 1945.
Wallenberg's family claims he
is still alive although Soviet of-
ficials have said he died of a
heart attack in prison in 1947.
Jewish activists in the Soviet
Union, including Yosef Begun
and Ida Nudel signed a
telegram sent to Moscow
prison officials, to mark the
75th birthday of Wallenberg.
A resolution honoring
Wallenberg was sponsored by
Congressman Lantos who said
Wallenberg "embodies the
essence of human rights by
working on behalf of those
with whom he had nothing in
common except his and their
humanity." It was Wallenberg
who saved the lives of 100,000
Jews from the Nazis.
Peru has repudiated the
1975 UN General Assembly
Resolution equating Zionism
with Racism. This is signifi-
cant in view of the Peruvian
government's favoring the
PLO. The Peruvian legislature
formally advised the UN
General Secretary of its ac-
tion. The World Jewish Con-
gress hailed "this most-
principled stand adopted by
the Peruvian legislature."
The Arab population in the
"West Bank*' and Gaza strip
continues to grow. Yasser
Arafat calls the Palestinian
woman the most potent Arab
weapon against Israel. He says
she is a "biological bomb."
Palestinian women bear a child
every ten months. There has
been a sharp decline in the
Arab death rate since 1967,
due to improved medical and
other health-related services
provided to the Arabs by
"Lilith," a Jewish feminist
magazine published in NYC
has had an infusion of grants
and contributions which will
enable it to publish as a
quarterly journal. The
magazine is mounting a major
women's appeal to Raisa Gor-
bachev on behalf of Ida Nudel.
A long-term refusenik, Ida
Nudel was exiled to Siberia for
four years and is now in very
poor health. She is known as
the "Guardian Angel" because
of her ministrations to other
Prisoners of Conscience in the
Soviet Union. "Lilith's" sup-
porters include Beate
Klarsfeld, Mary Tyler Moore,
Liv Ullman, Joan Baez,
Elizabeth Taylor and Bella Ab-
zug. The magazine's namesake
was the legendary first wife of
Adam. The name evokes
Judaic scholarship and an ar-
chetypal image of independent
and powerful womanhood. The
magazine is perceived to be a
powerful outreach for drawing
unaffiliated Jewish women in-
to the Jewish community.
Israeli industrialists are not
afraid to penetrate new
markets in their attempts to
boost exports. The Holyland
Cosmetics Company has just
sent a trial shipment of 1,500
bottles of its Masada perfume
to France, where the company
smells high profits.
A potentially disturbing
anti-Semitic organization has
emerged in the Soviet Union.
Demonstrators in Moscow
marched with banners con-
demning glasnost. Their
meetings are well attended
and they have branches in
other parts of the Soviet
Union. At this time of flux in
the USSR, the significance of
this organization should not be
The Mayor of Tel Aviv tells
the story about a poll taken in
Israel which asked: "Excuse
me, sir, what's your opinion on
the current meat shortage?"
An American said "What's a
shortage?" A Pole said
"What's meat?" A Russian
said "What's an opinion?" An
Israeli said, "What's excuse
Alpacas and llamas will soon
be running around in Mitzpe
Ramon in the Negev. A British
entrepreneur will introduce
the beasts to the settlement
for their high quality wool and
as a tourist attraction. An area
of 140 acres has already been
set aside fo them when they ar-
rive from South America soon.
Continued from Page 1-A
center has provided quality care for many of our com-
munity's elderly, but since 1983 we have always had a
waiting list of people who need our skilled nursing
care. With our addition, we will be able to accom-
modate many more of them."
For more information on the JCCampus, contact
Marjorie Scott, JCCampus Capital Campaign Direc-
tor, at the Federation office, 832-2120. For additional
information on the Morse, contact Jay Epstein, Direc-
tor of Development, at 471-5111.

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