The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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Fred K. Shochet
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Alec Engelstein
Mark Levy
Irving Mazer
South African Jews Critical
Of Israel's Sanctions
The Inner Cabinet's decision
Wednesday, Sept. 16 to im-
pose far-reaching sanctions
against South Africa affecting
almost every aspect of Israel's
relations with that country has
drawn sharp criticism from
South Africa's Jewish
But it is "within the accep-
table framework of differences
of opinion between us,"
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency in a
special Rosh Hashanah eve in-
terview Thursday, Sept. 17.
The concerns and interests
of South African Jewry "cer-
tainly were" taken into con-
sideration during the Inner
Cabinet's deliberations, Peres
said. "The Jewish considera-
tion caused us to weigh our
decisions very, very
According to reports
reaching here, the South
African Board of Jewish
Deputies and the Zionist
Federation issued statements
deploring the Israeli decision
and asserting it would not pro-
mote the creation of a just
society in South Africa.
The Inner Cabinet, the
government's top policy-
making body, is composed of
five Labor and five Likud
Ministers. But the unanimous
decision was adopted by the
six Ministers present. Three
Likud Ministers are absent
abroad, including Ariel Sharon
Continued on Page 11
Closing Of PLO
Office Applauded
Bernard Plisskin
Federation-UJA Campaign
Innovative Organization Marks
1988 Fundraising Drive
Expanding to meet the
needs of a growing Jewish
population in the Palm
Beaches, the organizational
structure of the 1988 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Campaign has been broadened
to include six Associate
General Chairmen.
"Six active community
leaders have been recruited to
assist Federation in reaching
out to more and more people to
inform them about the com-
pelling needs of Jewish com-
munities locally, in Israel and
worldwide. They will not only
be able to work with the
various affiliates to interpret
our new Campaign plan, but
will be fully functional leaders
of the general Campaign as
well." stated Jeanne Levy,
Inside j
JCC Sign Raising, Open j
House... page 2.
Teddy Kollek at 76...
Intermarriage e to
Convene... page 7
Young Adult Division
Celebrates 5748... page 8 8
General Campaign Chairman.
Named by Mrs. Levy are
Barry Berg, Alec Engelstein,
Arnold J. Hoffman, Mark
Levy, Irving Mazer, and Ber-
nard Plisskin. "Each of these
leaders has excellent man-
agerial abilities and have
been involved in our communi-
ty for many years. However,' it
is their sincere commitment to
'Tzedakah,' to providing for
the needs of their fellow Jews,
which will make our 1988 Cam-
paign reach new heights. I am
honored to have them working
with me."
The Reagan Administration's
decision to close the
Washington information office
of the Palestine Liberation
Organization was en-
thusiastically applauded
Wednesday, Sept. 16, by Mor-
ris Abram, chairman of the
conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish
The State Department had
announced Sept. 15 that it has
ordered the office be closed
The Associate General
Chairmen will be meeting Oct.
14 with Mrs. Levy to review
this year's Campaign plan and
make final determinations as
to its direction before moving within 30 days. The order does
on to implement it through-
out the community. "This will
give us an opportunity to ex-
amine the many innovative
features which comprise the
proposed dynamic plan of ac-
tion," stated Mrs. Levy.
not affect the PLO's United
Nations observer mission in
New York.
"The State Department's ac-
tion confirms this Administra-
ment to combat terrorism will
not be seen as either reliable or
credible, either at home or
abroad," Abram said.
The Israel Embassy here
also welcomed the action since
it applauds "every move that
will curtail the action of the
PLO," according to Embassy
spokesman Yosef Gal.
Among major Jewish
organizations that applauded
the move were the B'nai
B'rith, American Jewish Com-
mittee, Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, and the
Zionist Organization of
The Administration decision
was given to Hassan Abdul
Rahman, head of the PLO of-
fice, through a letter from
James Nolan, director of the
State Department's Office of
Barry Berg will be responsi-
ble for working with others to
Continued on Page 11
condemnation of the
^LSi^T"1 igroup a?d Forei^ mS*8-
recognizes that as'long as its
office is permitted to operate Department spokesman
in the heart of our nation's Cnarls Redman stressed that
capital, the American commit- Continued on Page 13
Holiest Day
Yom Kippur, A Time To
Atone, Begins Tonight
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins
tonight at sundown. The holiest day in the Jewish
year, Yom Kippur climaxes the Ten Days of
Repentance during which time the fate of every
Jew is held in balance. For additional articles on
Yom Kippur, see pages 7 and 14.
Office Closed
The office of the Jewish Federation of Palm Be.
County will be closed Friday afternoon, Oct. 2, 3 p. .
for Yom Kippur and Oct. 8-9 for Sukkot.
'The Season Of
Our Rejoicing'
Sukkot Begins Wednesday
Evening, Oct. 7
Immediately following Yom Kippur, the holiest
day of the year, we begin preparations for Suk-
kot, "the Season of our Rejoicing." During the
forty years the Jewish people wandered in the
wilderness after leaving Egypt, they were sur-
rounded by protective "clouds of glory." In com-
memoration, and to enhance the awareness of
God's all-embracing love and protection, we are
commanded "in Sukkot you shall dwell seven
days." See pages 9 and 14.


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 2, 1987
JCC Sign Raising, Open House Draws Large Crowd
An enthusiastic crowd en-
joyed the festivities of the
Jewish Community Center's
Open House and Sign Dedica-
tion Sunday, Sept. 20. Zelda
Pincourt Mason, President of
the JCC; Steven Kaplansky,
Executive Director; and the
entire staff welcomed guests
to the newly renovated
building at 700 Spencer Drive,
West Palm Beach.
Rabbi Joel Chazin of Temple
Emanu-El opened the pro-
gram with an invocation,
assisted by the singing of Can-
tor David Feuer. Arnold
Lampert, Community Cam-
paign Chairman of the JCCam-
pus Capital Campaign, then
unveiled the new sign which
announces the planned move
the the JCCampus in 1989.
Located at Military Trail and
12th Street, the JCCampus
will house the JCC, the Jewish
Family and Children's Service,
and the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County.
In a symbolic gesture, Mrs.
Mason fastened a new
mezuzah, a gift of the Chazin
family, to the entrance of the
building. Upon completion of
the new JCC building, it will be
placed there.
Visitors saw tentative plans
for the new JCC complex on
the JCCampus which breaks
ground in November. Program
rooms overflowed with people
inquiring about the JCC's ex-
panded schedule of Fall pro-
grams. Many took the oppor-
tunity to enroll in their
favorite activities.
Outdoors, guests of all ages
enjoyed a variety of food from
hot dogs to felafel, while they
listened to the songs and music
of Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum of
Temple Beth Torah and watch-
ed karate and aerobic
demonstrations by young
A highlight of the afternoon
was the celebration of Jack
Kant's 101st birthday. Mr.
Kant, an active member of the
JCC, was showered with affec-
tion and congratulations as a
fitting climax to the gala
The Open House was chaired
by Linda Zwickel, a Vice Presi-
dent of the JCC, who received
a Certificate of Appreciation
for her excellent stewardship
of the day.
A sign, declaring the Jewish Community Center's determina-
tion to move into the new Jewish Community Campus in 1989,
was raised daring the JCC's Open House held recently.
.jr a %, Events

Nov. 8-
* 0acw c Conference
Nov. 22 Legislative Forum
Dec. 10Plea for Soviet Jewry
Children wait with their parents to have their faces painted by a cheery-faced clown.
A Better School For The Kids
All Rachel Einbar really
wanted was a good school for
her two children. "But that
turned out to be just the begin-
ning," she says. "Now I want
well-kept neighborhood parks
and playgrounds, sidewalks in
good repair, regular public
transportation, sufficient
synagogues. I've discovered all
these are important, too."
Rachel lives in Jerusalem's
Bakaa neighborhood. Born in
Jerusalem 37 years ago, she
was still new to the district in
1983 when her older child
turned three and she began
looking round for a suitable
"There was nothing in the
neighborhood to which I cared
to send my daughter," she
says. "The local kindergartens
were, at best, babysitting ser-
vices. None was the warm,
stimulating extension of fami-
ly were Keren could be secure,
stimulated and happy."
There were like-minded
parents in the community,
both Israelis and immigrants,
so they got together and open-
ed their own kindergarten.
"What was different about it
was that we were all involved
in its operation," says Rachel.
"We selected and hired the
teachers. And we contributed
to the classes. My expertise,
for example, is theater, so I
tell the children stories. A
grandfather of one child is a
biologist: he takes the kids on
nature walks. And we were
rewarded by relaxed and confi-
dent children."
Last year, Keren's younger
brother Oryan started at the
kindergarten, and Keren
graduated to elementary
school. "The kindergarten has
been very successful," says
Rachel. "Another 10 around
the neighborhood have
adopted our approach. But
with elementary school, I was
starting over again."
Neither of two local elemen-
tary schools enjoyed a good
reputation. They taught
Bakaa's weaker pupils, as
families tended to educate
more able children outside the
neighborhood. Nor were the
principals receptive to parent
involvement or parent-
inspired change.
"At one stage, Bakaa had
tried to stop people schooling
their kids elsewhere," says
Rachel. "But we realized that
the only way to keep bright
children in local schools was by
upgrading those schools.
When Keren was about to
start first grade, I looked for a
way to do that. Intervening in
an existing school was, of
course, far more problematic
than building our own
As she encountered blank
walls, Rachel was repeatedly
told by her friends: "Work
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Friday, October 2,1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Community Relations Council
To Broaden Membership Base
Rabbi Joel Levine
In a move to strengthen the
four task forces of the Com-
munity Relations Council of
the JewishFederation of Palm
Beach County, the newly ap-
pointed Chairman plans to in-
volve members from all the
various neighborhoods which
comprise the Jewish communi-
ty of the Palm Beaches. "We
will be inviting people to join
us from Boynton Beach to
Jupiter, from Palm Beach to
Wellington. We will strive to
have our membership more ac-
curately reflect the needs of
our Jewish community,"
stated Rabbi Joel Levine.
Rabbi Levine, who served as
Co-Chairman of the Soviet
Jewry Task Force last year,
was appointed to head the
CRC by Erwin H. Blonder,
President of Federation.
"Rabbi Levine's concern for
his fellow Jews extends from
members of his congregation
to the greater Jewish com-
munity. He has been a devoted
and hard working member of
our Federation and we are
very pleased that he has ac-
cepted this important com-
munity relations position,"
stated Mr. Blonder.
Accepting his new position,
Rabbi Levine said, "I am
delighted to have this oppor-
tunity to chair our Federa-
tion's Community Relations
Council. The issues that CRC
considers are critically impor-
tant for young families, to
families with teen-agers, to
senior citizens. Every group
needs to be part of the decision
making process and we will be
reaching out to all of them in
expanding our membership."
Additionally, Rabbi Levine
summed up this year's direc-
tion of the CRCTs four task
forces. "The Middle East Task
Force will present a realistic
view of the Middle East with
challenging no-holds-barred
discussions on Israel's pro-
blems." The community is in-
vited to participate in the
Mideast Conference to be held
this year on Nov. 8.
Stressing the need to
achieve a new sensitivity in
working both with refuseniks
and with the Soviet govern-
ment, Rabbi Levine outlined
the upcoming agenda of the
Soviet Jewry Task Force.
"Glasnost has deeply affected
the plight of 400,000
refuseniks. We need to help
them, yet at the same time,
positively reinforce any mean-
ingful moves that the Soviet
government may make," he
explained. Dec. 10 marks the
date for this year's Plea for
Soviet Jewry.
Rabbi Levine sees the work
of the Local Concerns Task
Force "to fervently protect
the sanctity of the U.S. Con-
stitution with all its ramifica-
tions on the local front. I want
to include liberals and
Building A Community
Jewish Community Campus
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Levy have chosen to
dedicate the Board Room in the new Jewish
Federation building.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Messing have chosen
to dedicate the Health Club Lounge in the new
Jewish Community Center.
Mrs. Gerta Pomerantz has chosen to
dedicate the Children's Outdoor Play Area of
the Child Development Center in the new
Jewish Community Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schwarzberg have
chosen to dedicate a Trophy Case in the Main
Lobby of the new Jewish Community Center.
We're breaking ground!
moderate Christians in the
outstanding interfaith work of
the task force." A legislative
Forum will be presented on
Nov. 22.
The Holocaust Commission,
through its Community
Holocaust Observance on
April 14, will help the com-
munity acquire a better
understanding of the profound
effects the Holocaust ex-
perience has had on children of
survivors. "We will again pre-
sent a moving program for
Yom Hashoah," stated the
CRC Chairman.
Rabbi Joel Levine is the
spiritual leader of Temple
Judea in West Palm Beach. A
member of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Federation, he has
been active on the Community
Relations Council for many
years. Additionally, he was a
member of the Federation's
Communications Committee
and has been active in the
Federation-UJA Campaign. A
past President of the Palm
Beach County Board of Rab-
bis, he sits on the UJA Rab-
binic Cabinet.
The first group of the Young Professional
Cabinet of the Jewish Community Campus
Capital Campaign, chaired by (back row,
second from left) Arnold Lampert, Com-
munity Campaign Chairman for the JCCam-
pns $12.5 million fundraising drive, met
recently at the Federation office. Prepar-
ing for the Jewish Community Center's
"Dinner, Dancing, and Spirits" to be held
in support of the JCCampus, they are
reaching out to involve at least 100 new
givers of a minimum $5,000, especially the
young families who will be the first to
benefit from the new Jewish Community
Center. Contributors of $5,000 or more will
be guests at the Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., event at
the Royce Hotel, 1601 Belevedere Road,
West Palm Beach. Attending the meeting
are (first row, left to right) Patti Abram-
son, Larry A br am son, and Steven Kaplan-
sky, JCC Executive Director. Back row
(left to right) are Douglas Kleiner, Federa-
tion Campaign Director, Mr. Lampert; Dr.
Robert Green; and Norman Landennan.
Standing (left to right) are Harold Oehs-
tein; David Schwartz, JFCS President; and
Jamie Landennan. For more information,
contact Mariorie Scott, JCCampus Capital
Campaign Director, at the Federation of-
fice, 832-2120.
The Jewish Community Campus
Jewish Community Center*
Jewish Family And Children's Service
Jewish Federation of Palm Besch County
Is Your Name Here???
Partial Listing
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Abrams
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Ackerman
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Barnett
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barnett
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Corrao
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fox
Mr. Edward Francis
Mr. and Mrs. Abe Gelb
Mr. David Jacobson
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Katz
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kener
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Levin
Mr. and Mrs. Martin List
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Litt
Dr. Arnold Mackles
Ms. Jane Sink
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Schweitz
Mrs. Ruth Shapiro
Mrs. Simma Sulzer
Don't Be Left Out!
Call the JCCampus Campaign Office, 832-2120\
* Known as YWYMHA's in many communities.


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 2, 1987
Still On The Agenda
In' an interview with wire service
reporters, Secretary of State George Shultz
mentioned human rights first in discussing
the agenda for his talks last month with
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevard-
nadze. Shultz described Moscow's recent
decision to allow long-time refuseniks Yosef
Begun and his wife, Inna; Viktor Brailovsky
and his wife, Irina; Naum Meiman; and
several others to emigrate as "a welcome
However, according to Associated Press,
the Secretary "voiced exasperation that
Jews and other minorities, as well as Soviets
whose spouses or fiances live outside the
country, are given permission to depart only
on a piecemeal basis. "There are many other
refuseniks, there are many other people who
want to emigrate, who aren't being accord-
ed that right to which the Soviets have
subscribed' (in the 1975 Helsinki Accords),
Shultz said.'*
Exactly. An official of the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry (NCSJ), who was to
meet with Shultz before the latter's talks
with Shevardnadze, said that the good news
about Begun and the others could amount to
something more than billboards along the
route to a Reagan-Gorbachev summit.
Nevertheless, he added, the Kremlin has yet
to resolve the fundamental problems affec-
ting Soviet Jews. For example, emigration
for the first eight months of 1987 totalled
4,700 up dramatically from levels of re-
cent years but roughly equal to the monthly
average in 1979, the year of record Soviet
Jewish emigration.
Another observer cautioned that there are
more than 300 refuseniks who have been
waiting at least 10 years to emigrate. Pro-
gress for a Begun or a Brailovsky makes
news but does not automatically mean a
solution to the overall problem, he added.
At the same time Moscow has permitted
increased emigration, it has invoked regula-
tions that were not followed in the 1960's or
1970's including the requirement that
would be emigrants have an invitation from
a first-degree relative abroad. More than
5,400 ethnic Germans had been repatriated
to West Germany in the first seven months
of the year without such invitations. Neither
Jews nor Germans possess what Moscow
considers a national homeland within the
Soviet Union, but both do outside it. The in-
vitation requirement applied to Jews looks
like harassment.
In addition, the Soviets continue to refuse
permission to emigrate on the grounds that
applicants have had access to state secrets.
Yet in most cases that classified knowledge
has grown obsolete or become public during
the years of refusal. In other cases denial for
reasons of state security was arbitrary in
the first place.
Meanwhile, the Soviet Union pursues a
policy of increased contacts, if not improved
relations, with Israel. Whether Soviet
policymakers are playing primarily to U.S.,
Israeli or domestic audiences, this multiple
offensive makes them look flexible.
Nevertheless, Moscow will continue to be
judged in Washington, Jerusalem and
elsewhere in the West on performance. That
means that as welcome as individual cases
like those of the Begun's and Brailovsky's
are, the goal remains visas for the approx-
imately 12,000 refuseniks, for the estimated
400.000 Soviet Jews who have taken the
first steps toward emigration, and the
others who might follow. They should all be
able to echo Begun's statement: "We were
waiting too long, but this is wonderful, and
we feel exalted ... Our feelings are now
directed at meeting our people soon on our
land, in our country, in Jerusalem."
Arafat, PLO Offer New Image
GENEVA For three days
running last month, Yasir
Arafat and the senior PLO
leadership used a United
Nations-sponsored conference
on Palestine to present a new
image of their organization
and themselves to the Western
Breaking with a tradition of
outright hatred and non-
recognition of Israel's very ex-
istence, the PLO was clamor-
ing for an international peace
conference and direct talks
with Israel. Israel was no
longer a dirty word to be
avoided even in private by any
self-respecting PLO leader,
but was described as a future
negotiating partner.
Arafat himself proclaimed in
front of the participants at the
Geneva conference and, later
at a press conference: "I am
not like those (in Israel) who
refuse to cooperate with me or
even pronounce my name. I
want to sit and negotiate with
Israel, and Israel will naturally
be represented at any peace
conference by the Israeli
government. All I want is for
the Palestinians to be
represented by the PLO."
Have the outlook and mores
of the PLO leadership really
changed? Some of the Israeli
peaceniks attending the con-
ference said it was possible
that the PLO has become more
realistic in the face of its
repeated military defeats, its
disillusionment and the
treason of the Arab states.
On the other hand, official
Israeli sources said the PLO
only has undergone a facelift
to help it carry out "Operation
Charm". to seek to win the
sympathy of Western public
Outwardly, however, the
change was striking. In the
elegant bar of the Palais Des
Nations, the UN headquarters
here, Faruk Kadumi, the
PLO's Foreign Minister and
the advocate of terrorist
methods, puffed away on a
thick cigar.
Dr. Fathi Arafat, Yasir's
brother and head of the
Palestinian Red Crescent, sip-
ped coffee and discussed
medical problems. Abu Jihad,
who runs the PLO's terror
squads, socialized with the
Israeli representatives.
Raymunda Tawil, who ran a
pro-PLO news agency in
Jerusalem and who now lob-
bies for the organization in
Paris and Washington, was
chic in a flowery silk dress. She
exchanged smiles and
greetings with the Israeli cor-
respondents, Shafiq Al-Hout,
the PLO representative in
Beirut who commands the
Palestinian commandos in
Lebanon, wore battle dress,
but it was white and impec-
cably ironed.
Only Arafat himself Abu
Amer, as his followers call him
- wore his traditional khaki
uniform and a checkered red
queffiah. And he still sported a
two-day beard.
But even Abu Amer has
changed over the last few
Continued on Page 13
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Friday, October 2, 1987
Volume 13
Number 30
The Jewish Floridian:
I oppose Robert Bork's con-
firmation as Supreme Court
Justice. As a Jew, I am con-
cerned about his disdain for
Church/State separation as
guaranteed by our Bill of
Rights. Bork would introduce
religion into public schools,
and favors religious symbols in
American public life.
As a woman, I oppose him
because of his views against
the rights of women on abor-
tion and the ERA.
As an American, I oppose
him because of his judicial
record regarding minorities.
Bork has scoffed at Federal
Civil Rights legislation. The
hard-won and proud
achievements of the last three
decades will be at risk. Very
disturbing also are his narrow
views of the rights of privacy
of individuals as guaranteed by
our Constitution. Further-
more, he questions the rights
of citizens seeking access to
the Court or seeking govern-
ment information under the
Freedom of Information Act.
As a consumer, I oppose him
because too many of his deci-
sions favored large corpora-
tions in cases involving anti-
trust, consumer protection,
utility rates.
Bork is a serious threat to
America's cherished values.
It is not too late to write our
Senators urging them to vote"
against Bork's cofirmation. If
we fail to do so, the conse-
quences for all of us will be
grave from decades to come.

Friday, October 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page f
Jerusalem Mayor Sees Tensions Continuing For 100 To

200 Years
Veteran Teddy
Kollek At 76
tensions in Israel's capital are
of no real concern to veteran
Mayor Teddy Kollek. He is
confident they will be resolved
in a matter of 100 to 200 years.
At age 76, having run the ci-
ty for the past 22 years, Kollek
analyzes the situation with an
almost historical perspective.
From the mayor's office, on
the third floor of the ancient
Jerusalem municipality
building, the dramatic events
of the past year marking the
20th anniverary of the
reunification of the city do
not seem especially dramatic.
"Jews from 103 different
cultures for them to reach
some social unity, it takes
time," Kollek said in an ex-
clusive interview with the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
True, Kollek conceded, 20
years is a short time in which
to change things, but the last
20 years have pushed
Jerusalem far forward. "It is
all a matter of expectations,"
he explained.
Ask any of the people who
work closely with the mayor,
and they will tell you that it is
difficult. Kollek demands a lot
of his workers and is not
always patient. Yet, his
employees all thank their lucky
stars for the privilege of work-
ing with the man who guided
the capital in the historic hour
when the city was reunited in
1967, and in the stormy years
that followed.
The Viennese-born Kollek, a
disciple of the late Premier
David Ben-Gurion and as such
a true representative of the old
Mapai (Labor) Party, enjoys
wide popular support. In a city
dominated by the Likud in the
Knesset elections, Kollek
always has won an electorial
He is known throughout the
world as "Mr. Jerusalem." As
a talented fund-raiser, he has
injected millions of dollars into
the city through his Jerusalem
Kollek likes to stress the
city's progress the
greenery, development of
educational centers, the Israel
Museum, the Birkat Sultan
amphitheater, the Jerusalem
festival and the fact that
Jerusalem draws more than
one million tourists a year.
Kollek even boasts of the
large addition of yeshivot, an
expression of the rapid growth
of the religious population in
the city. But at the same time
he is concerned by the growing
tension between the religious
and the secular population.
"The ultra-religious Jews
believe that they were the ones
who preserved Judaism
through the centuries. But
Judaism was preserved both
by Orthodox Judaism and the
walls of the ghetto," Kollek
said. "After the ghetto tumbl-
ed down, ultra-religious
Judaism has preserved a circle
of Jews which is getting
smaller and smaller. More and
Continued on Page 13

JosefBegun, right, greets Alexei Magarik, a 28-year-old Jewish
activist as Magarik steps off a train in Moscow. He returned to
the Soviet capital after beng released from a Soviet labor camp
where he was sentenced for his activism. Begun's own emigration
to Israel has been announced by the Kremlin. AP Wirephoto
Would Endangi
ba Eban, chairman of the
Knesset's Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee and
former Israel Foreign
Minister, warned here that an
Iranian victory in the Persian
Gulf war would gravely jeopar-
dize both the security of Israel
and vital Western interests.
He also expressed serious con-
cern over demographic
realities which could deprive
Israel of its "Jewish character
or our democratic principles"
unless the problem of the 1.3
million Palestinians in the
Israel-administered territories
is soon resolved through
Eban, a Labor MK, was
guest speaker at a celebration
held by the American
Associates at Ben-Gurin
University marking the close
of the David Ben-Gurion
Centennial Year, 100th an-
niversary of the birth of
Israel's first Prime Minister.
The occassion honored Jack
Weiler, a prominent New York
businessman and philan-
thropist and Ben-Gurion
Centennial Fellow who has
been associated with the
university since its founding in
Eban, who also is former
Israel Ambassador to the U.S.,
said: "The mistaken policy of
supporting Iran Dy the
dispatch of arms is one which
both the United States and
Israel should regret and aban-
don. The most tragic result of
the Gulf war would be a
decisive victory for Khomeini's stability and Western interests
Iran. A Middle East would be fatally injured. No
dominated by a fundamentalist threat from Iraq would be
interpretation of Islam would equal to this danger, and U.S.
make it difficult of Israel to en- policy is now in the right
joy any degree of peace or direction."
He said that Israel, since the
early years of its founding,
"has been a great and noble
adventure" and "has succeed-
Continued on Page 13
MHe gave me these two tablets and said to call him
in the morning."



Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 2, 1987
Jewish Culture Kits Being Made
Available To Area Schools
With the interest in teaching
about Jewish culture, on the
rise in the Palm Beach County
Public Schools, the Jewish
Education Department of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County has been
cooperating with the ad-
ministration to provide educa-
tion and materials.
In the past years, workshops
for teachers and principals
have been held about the
Holocaust which not only in-
creased the teachers'
knowledge but also assisted
them with materials for the
classroom. And last year, a
day long seminar introduced
the educators to the rituals,
history, and life-cycle of
In an outgrowth of this
cooperation which has resulted
in requests for more informa-
tion about the Jewish people,
the Federation is making
available Jewish Culture Kits
for school media centers.
The kits include two video
tapes describing the major
Jewish holidays, a brief view of
Jewish history and segments
describing the life cycle of the
Jewish people. The kits also
contain calendars of the
Jewish year, an audio cassette
with Jewish music, illustra-
tions of Jewish art and a guide,
"What Is A Jew?", by Rabbi
Morris Kertzer.
According to Dr. Elliot
Schwartz, Interim Director of
the Jewish Education Depart-
ment, 12 kits have already
been requested by area
schools. 'They are welcome to
keep them for as long as a
year. We will produce more as
the need arises."
Dr. Schwartz believes that
this particular outreach ser-
vice is not being done in other
parts of the country. "We have
an enlightened School Board
here who is encouraging this
cooperation," he stressed.
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Friday, October 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Yom Kippur
Most Awe-Inspiring Of High Holy Days
The Day of Atonement is the most awe-
inspiring of all the Jewish holy days, for it is our
last day of grace. At sunset, the scrolls are rolled
shut and our fate is sealed. It has been decided
who will live and who will die; who will be rich and
who will be poor; who will rise in the world and
who will be brought low; who will live in peace
and who will survive in misery.
Before the final judgement, we have ten days of
penitence to redress any wrongs to our fellow
man. We are meant to ask forgiveness of anyone
we may have hurt during the year, even uninten-
tionally. Often it is harder to extend forgiveness
to others than to ask it for ourselves. But to make
a spiritual "return," as we are requested to do on
Yom Kippur, is impossible if we are still shackled
with unresolved guilt and resentments.
No matter how far a Jew has removed himself
from observance, there are very few who do not
fast and attend Yom Kippur services, even if for
just a few hours. In fact, many are willing to pay a
whole year's membership for this privilege, just
to feel that they are still bound to the traditions of
their forefathers.
According to our belief, on Rosh Hashanah, the
day of judgment, God examines the scrolls on
which are recorded our every deed during the
past year. He considers the entries and passes
judgment. But the decree on this day of shofar
blowing is not final there are still ten days in
which to search our souls, repent of wrongs done
and to do good deeds to alter the balance. When
Yom Kippur ends with the blast of the ram's horn
the shofar it is an alarm. Once it was used to
warn Israel's tribes of the approach of an enemy.
Today it warns us of the enemy within that can
also destroy us if our way of life is not honorable.
However, it is completely ineffectual to use
Yom Kippur as a spiritual loophole and to think
that by going to synagogue for a few hours, you
can live in disregard of God's laws all the rest of
the year. The act of atonement is a process bet-
ween man and God. The Talmud tells us that we
must begin by repairing an injury in full before we
can seek God's absolution. Sincere Jews also pay
any outstanding debts and give charity to the
poor before the Day of Atonement.
Chance to Repent
One wonderful aspect of Judaism is its op-
timism that a Jew always has a chance to repent
not only on Yom Kippur but even up to the
last hour he lives, and can cancel his whole past
with a true cry from the heart. Yet cancelling the
past is not the same as a record of achievement.
Judaism differs from Christianity in that there
can be no human intermediary to listen to confes-
sions and release us from sin, although in Temple
times the High Priest did perform this function.
Today we must confess directly to God, and on
Yom Kippur we confess in unison the whole
house of Israel, summarizing all possible religious
Israel is the only nation that undertook as a
matter of law to love God; to observe His com-
mandments; to love our neighbors as ourselves; to
protect widows and orphans; to give charity to
the poor; and to preserve certain symbols and
rites. They are Israel's statutory law and, as
Jews, we must accept morality as our
Special Significance
In Israel, the holy days are celebrated as thev
are all over the world. Families draw together
the synagogues are filled to overflowing; all our"
boys and girls in the Army will have services ar-
ranged for them no matter where they are serv-
ing, and shofars are distributed to every Army
base. There is an even deeper significance to
these days of awe in Israel, for we are livine i
our own land.
When we wish each othr "a good year," it is
with the knowledge that we snare a common
destiny, and what will be a good year for the in-
dividual will be good for all of us. It is shared
destiny that binds Israelis together no matter
how different their ethnic and cultural
backgrounds. Everyone has his secret wish that
he prays God will grant him, but the one that all
Israelis pray for this year and every year is
"shalom ... a year of peace!
Intermarriage Poses Ongoing Problems
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
Few people have faced the
issues surrounding intermar-
riage between Christians and
''Jews with more success than
Paul and Rachel Cowan.
But Paul, the child of
assimilated Jewish parents,
and Rachel, formerly a
Unitarian and the descendant
of Mayflower Pilgrims, did not
think about the implications of
interfaith marriage when they
wed in June of 1966, with a
Christian chaplain officiating
at the non-sectarian ceremony.
"The issues that an inter-
marriage poses are far greater
than most couples realize,"
says Paul, the author of An Or-
phan in History. "They may
be religious issues, but they
are also likely to be ethnic
Paul and Rachel Cowan have
done more than merely
acknowledge that there are
difficulties in marrying outside
of one's faith. They have writ-
ten a book together, Mixed
Blessings, on the subject,
drawing on the testimony of
other interfaith couples, as
well as on their own
Says Paul in the book's first
chapter, "In the sixties,
(Rachel and I) would have
bridled at the suggestion ...
that differences in ethnic and
religious backgrounds can
become "time bombs" in rela-
tionships, especially after
children are born."
But today, both Paul and
Rachel, now a convert to
Judaism and a rabbinical stu-
dent at Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion,
conduct workshops for inter-
faith couples who may feel now
as they did then.
In an interview with the
Jewish Floridian, Paul and
Rachel Cowan discussed inter-
marriage, its implications, and
their book.
More and more American
Jews are marrying members
of other faiths. Is this a
negative development for the
Jewish community?
"It's certainly a fact,
whether it's positive or
negative," says Paul. "But it's
also probably going to keep
happening, and what comes of
it depends very much on the
According to Rachel, the in-
creased rate of intermarriage
"shows the index of success of
Jews in America, shows that
Jews have found a safe en-
vironment in which to prosper.
It has also broguht a lot of
Jews to an understanding of
what it means to them to be
Jewish, in a way they wouldn't
have had they been married to
another apathetic Jew.
"And it has brought in a lot
of Jews by choice," she adds.
Paul points out that "it pro-
bably never happened before
in the Diaspora that Judaism
has been able to compete in the
marketplace with other
"Now, if a Jew falls in love
with a non-Jew who wants to
convert, the non-Jewish part-
ner does not have to feel that
he or she will lose social status.
In fact, being Jewish can be a
mark of intellectual status in
some circles," he contends.
The fact that Jews once in-
termarried to escape their
heritage, and now may inter-
marry yet still desire to main-
tain their traditions, helps
make conflicts between inter-
faith couples prevalent today,
according to the Cowans.
Yet conflicts that may tear a
couple apart "may not be ap-
parent at first, especially if the
couple meet as lawyers, doc-
tors, or on a college campus so
that they have something in
common which occupies their
attention," says Paul.
"They may not notice the
differences between them ex-
cept in joking terms, then once
they get married or at some
time during courtship, what
we call time bombs in the rela-
tionship go off.
"Those are time bombs of
religious or ethnic feelings,"
he explains.
Christmas is one event
which often sets off those time
"In many of the couples
we've seen and talked to,
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 2, 1987
Young Adult Division Ushers In 5748 In Style
It was a gala Jewish New Year's celebration for over 275 young adults at The
Breakers Sept. 19. Sponsored by the Young Adult Division of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County, 5748 was ushered in on a grand style by an
equal number of singles and married young adults. Michael Lampert (left),
YAD President, thanks Program Committee Co-Chairmen Mindy Freeman
(third from left) and Howard Kaslow (right) and event Chairman Susan
Ramus (second from left) for planning this most successful event.
At midnight the young adults turned their attention to the reflective tone of
the coming High Holy Days. Rabbi Alan Sherman, Chaplain of the Federa-
tion, conducted a Selichot service where penitential prayers were recited to
prepare for the coming Jewish New Year. Here, he sounds the shofar to con-
clude th service. Helping to conduct services were Ilene Lampert and Jeffrey
Sharon Lerner, Jay Lerner, Amy Jonas and Michael Jonas
David Hoffman, Judi Sniff man, Adele Karas and Eric Crawford
Ron Levinson, Beth Levinson, Terri Lubin and Eric Wiener
Michael Rassler, Ruth Korenvaes, Karen Rodensky and Scott Rassler
Wm ^^h i w
Gary Paterson and Wendy Paterson
Rachelle Litt and Jeffrey Litt
Patti Berman and Paul Arena


Friday, October 2, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Date Palm Heart Gives Us Lulav
(WZPS) What do the phrase, "A
land flowing with milk and honey," the
Judge Deborah and the Festival of Suk-
kot have in common? The answer the
date palm.
By ancient tradition, the honey of the
Bible is the sweet, sticky juice of the
date; the Judge Deborah sat under a
date palm as she presided over the af-
fairs of the people of Israel; and during
Sukkot, the Festival of Tabernacles, the
tender shoot of the date tree, the lulav,
is a major feature in religious
"You shall take the fruit of the goodly
tree, fronds of the date palm, the branch
of the thick bough and the brook willow,
and you shall rejoice before the Lord,
your God, for seven days," is the presen-
tation given in the Biblical tome of
Leviticus. Rabbinic tradition inter-
preted these words to indicate that the
worshipper was to take together the
citron fruit, (etrog), the heart of the date
palm, (lulav), the myrtle branch, (hadas),
and the brook willow (aravah). During
the daily services of the festival, the
worshipper is to hold the four species,
arba minim, and wave them in all direc-
tions to indicate the omnipresence of
God, and also march in triumphal pro-
cession about the synagogue.
Biblical reserve
All four of these plants are cultivated
at Neot Kedumim, the Biblical Land-
scape Reserve in Israel, which grows all
the plant life native to ancient Israel and
mentioned in the Bible. The history of
the usage of these plants in religious
celebration is made clear in the section
designated as "Ascent of the Four
Species of Sukkot."
Helen Frenkley, associate director of
Neot Kedumim, has been involved with
the reserve for the past 17 years. She
described the horticultural aspect of the
lulav: "It is the heart of the date palm,
the embryonic frond. There are up to
three of four of these on a tree, and each
one eventually opens up in the shape of
the palm of a hand. From this comes the
plant's name in English and its connota-
tion in Hebrew, kaf amar, the palm of
the date.
The palm is a highly versatile plant,
yielding benefits in a great variety of
ways. From its leaves, stems and trunk
crating and packing materials are made,
as weD as baskets, furniture and rope
fiber. Its fruit is a source of syrup,
alcohol, vinegar and liquor. For the diet-
conscious, the sweet date itself is one-
half sugar. As for the lulav, it to has a
culinary function as the tender heart of
palm used in salads and even pizza
Classic Jewish lore used the date palm
and its heart, the lulav, as vehicles for
conveying values and thought. There
are moral, mystical and even romantic
lessons to be derived from this plant.
The plant is reminiscent of the human
form. The Song of Songs describes the
ideal woman in graphic terms as tall and
well formed as the date palm (7:8-9); in
Psalms, the well-being of the righteous
man is compared to the flourishing palm
(92:13). The tree's fronds recall the
human head and thus Isaiah uses the
term kippah, derived from the word for
the frond, kaf, in the sense of a head, not
a hat (9:13).
The lulav symbolizes the human
backbone, straight and upright yet at
the same time flexible; this teaches that
one should be upright in behavior yet
humble in spirit.
There is a Zionist aspect to the palm
tree. When the Hasmoneans defeated
the Seleucid tyrant, Antiochus, they
struck their own coinage with the palm
tree on the face. On the other hand,
several centuries later, when the
Romans destroyed the Second Common-
wealth, they minted their own com-
memorative coin emblazoned with the
image of a weeping woman under a
palm tree and the motto "Judea Capta."
Two millenia later, the Jewish people
are once again free to cultivate their
own palms and wave the lulav branch in
the spirit of freedom and independence.
The moral lessons to be derived from
the plant are varied.
Why did Jewish law define the words
"fronds of the date palm" to mean
specifically the close, young shoot and
not the fully opened branch? The sage
Abaya explained, "Her ways are ways
of pleasantness and all her paths are
peace." The fully developed palm
branch is bulky and sharp and in the
hands of a crowd of a worshippers it can
be a cause of injury. The teachings of
Judaism are for the purpose of pleasant-
ness and peace, and for that reason, the
softer, less cumbersome young shoot is
used. (Talmud Sukkah 32a).
A religious command can be carried
out only if free from any taint of crime
against'one's fellow. Thus in Jewish law
a stolen lulav is unfit for use; otherwise,
it would consist of doing evil in order to
do good. Judaism as a civilization
enhances life rather than reverses
death. Therefore a dried out lulav is un-
fit for use, because, as the Psalmist ex-
claims, "The dead can not praise God!"
From the perspective of Jewish
mysticism, every object in this material
world is a reflection of a higher, purer
form in the realm of the spirit. Every
human action is echoed in the heavenly
spheres. The great mystic code, the
Zohar, interprets the lulav in light of
this cosmic interplay. Each of the four
species used during Sukkot is associated
with one of the Sefirot, the emanations
of the Divine. The lulav is a reflection of
the emanation of Yesod, the Founda-
tion, the male aspect of the Divinity
which interacts with the feminine
aspect, Shekhinah, to bring life and
vitality into the material world. When
the mystic worshipper waves the lulav
in the course of his observance, the very
universe waves with him.
There is even a romantic aspect to the
lulav. According to Rabbinic lore, palm
trees are very emotional and loving
plants. A tale is told of a lonely and
forlorn female palm tree in Tiberias
which pined for a male rooted in Jericho.
She was distraught because of the great
distance between the two of them, and
refused to bear fruit until the pollen of
her lover in Jericho was brought to her.
(Gen. R. 41:1)
There is a moral for all in the use of
the four species of Sukkot, generically
labeled lulav in tradition.
Each of the four plants typifies a
human quality. The etrog is both edible
and fragrant, like the learned Jew who
has content and who carries out good
deeds to benefit all. The lulav is edible,
but not fragrant, like the Jew who is
learned but does nothing with his
knowledge for anyone else's benefit.
The myrtle has fragrance but no taste,
like the ignoramus who tries, never-
theless, to do well. The willow possesses
neither fragrance nor smell, like the Jew
who knows no good and does no good.
For the observance to be correct, no
one plant is selected over the others, but
all are held together, to teach that the
saint needs the help of the sinner as
much as the sinner needs the saint's
kindness and wisdom. Salvation can
come only when all wave in harmony, an
apt lesson in tolerance for the holiday of
the Sukkot Shalom, the Tent of Peace.
After Summer There's Sukkot
(WZPS) The long Israeli summer
draws to a close. The crops are
gathered. It is the Hebrew month of
Tishri and the 15th day is the Festival of
the Ongathering.
It is also known as the Festival of
Booths: "You shall live in booths seven
days; all that are Israelite born shall
dwell in booths; that your generations
may know that I made the children of
Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought
them out of the land of Egypt..." (Lev.
The sukkah, or booth, commemorates
the journey from Egypt to the Promised
Land, when the Israelites were wander-
ing in the wilderness. The month of
Tishri was the season when all the
pasturage in the Sinai desert had disap-
peared, and the water pools were dry, so
they would gather the flocks and move
to a desert oasis of date palms, where
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Intermarriage Poses Ongoing Problems
Continued from Page 7
there's an atmosphere of ten-
sion around Christmas and
Chanukah. Non-Jews may see
the Jewish partner's not wan-
ting a Christmas tree as a sign
of stubborness; Jews may feel
that they will be betraying
their people if they have a
tree," says Paul, citing ways in
which the holiday season can
bring conflict instead of peace.
Rachel points out "it may be
difficult for people who are not
Jewish to recognize that
Christmas isn't just an
American holiday. Yet Jews
feel a real concern over loss of
"Christmas, something
which wasn't a part of their
lives, becomes part of their
lives, and they may feel that
they are no longer living in a
Jewish home."
Says Paul, "The Christian
partner may feel that the
Jewish partner is stubborn yet
feel guilty himself about being
insensitive, and the Jewish
partner may feel guilty about
having some authentic
"Both partners feel that
they are a bit crazy to be hav-
ing a fight over this joyous
holiday, not realizing that
other people are having this
same conflict."
The other large event which
may precipitate an explosion
in an lnterfaith marriage is the
arrival of a child.
Rachel asserts that when it
comes to deciding how a child
should be raised, it is not
always possible to be fair.
"People always define
things in terms of fairness, but
we are not talking about pro-
perty rights, child care respon-
sibilities, or where to live
those are concrete, objective
issues that can be measured.
Religion is not quantifiable,"
she explains.
According to the Cowans,
other than choosing one
religion for their children,
couples basically have three
"You can try to explain that
this is mommy's religion and
this is daddy s, both equally
important, but that often ends
up with a horrible emphasis of
Christmas nd Channukah
presents, doesn't convey the
heritage or the orientation,"
says Rachel.
Couples also can reduce ma-
jor holidays in both religions to
"winter solstice festivals," or
else they can "explore both
religions thoroughly as two
paths to God."
Paul admits that even
though in the book "there is a
couple who have a completely
bi-religious household, where
the kids were taught both
Catholicism and Judaism, it
takes a lot of work and educa-
tion, and most people can't do
"It's safer and more sensible
not to try it," he concedes.
"Most people don't know what
the price is. You basically have
to decide on one religion for
1 > the children."
Yet most couples do not deal
with the issues of children and
religion until just after the
children are born, or even
"Parents who ignore
4rfi religious differences transmit
those repressed conflicts to the
children," warns Paul. "You
develop a high emotional state
in a marriage where these
issues aren't discussed."
Adds Rachel, "Children of
friends of ours who were rais-
ed as neither Jews nor Chris-
tians look back and wish they
had been given some religious
"One of the most poignant
moments for a Jewish partner
in an interfaith marriage,"
says Paul, "is when the child
refers to Jews as 'you' instead
of as'us.'"
Why is it that Jews are often
more adamant about transmit-
ting Judaism to the children
than Christians are? Is it
"I don't think other people
feel as strongly," Paul admits.
"Intermarriage is a threat to
the Jewish community, but not
to the Christian community."
Rachel agrees. "Christians
don't come from a tradition
that binds them as strongly,"
she contends. "Christians talk
about helping people around
the world, but with Jews it's a
feeling of being one people, of
helping Jews all around the
"For Christians, it's a feel-
ing of all men being brothers;
it's universal. With Jews it's a
feeling of shared fate."
Rachel adds that "I will
always have certain personali-
ty traits, having been born a
New England WASP, but I
feel now that I am a Jew. I
don't think whenever I see
another WASP, 'Oh there I
"I do feel linked to the fate
of the Jewish people. I can
really see in my life what the
difference is."
Ethnic differences, such as
whether people punish a part-
ner with words or with silence
after an argument, can also
cause friction in a relationship.
These differences also may
be elements which attract
partners to each other. But the
Cowans advise people to be
conscious of deeper underlying
differences in beliefs which
can widen into gulfs during
periods of stress.
"If I had loved Paul for emo-
tional qualities, for his op-
positeness, but hadn't liked his
Jewishness, my goal would
have been to draw out his emo-
tions but to draw him away
from Jewishness," Rachel
Paul and Rachel Cowan
"That would have been
disastrous for both of us, for
our marriage," says Paul can-
didly. "There would have been
no way that my growing com-
mitment to Judaism would
have weakened, and I would
have wanted a more and more
Jewish home."
People who have
underestimated the impact of
religious and ethnic dif-
ferences may need to
reevaluate their feelings and
even re-organize the marriage,
the Cowans assert.
"People have to decide if
their ethnic and theological
differences are surmoun-
table," Paul admits, "but it's
best to lay it out on the table.
Talk can be painful, but it can
also be funny and can bring
people closer together, and it
is exciting to learn more about
yourself, to learn about a new
One of the elements which
Continued on Page 16
Boynton Beach Chapter will meet Monday, Oct. 5 at the
Royal Palm Clubhouse, 544 NE 22 Ave., Boynton Beach, at
12:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by the Senior Players
of Palm Beach Junior College.
Lake Worth Chapter will have a luncheon/card party on
Monday, Oct. 19, at noon at Cafe Prospect.
Masada Chapter annouces the following coming events:
First regular meeting: Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Con-
gregation Aitz-Chaim at noon. Mini Lunch will be served.
Guest lecturer Lou Martinez, Executive Director Spanish
Nov. 20: Lunch and Card Party at the Rod and Gun
Dec. 20-23: Four days Regency Spa
Jan. 21: "Gift of Love" Luncheon at the Airport Hilton
Menorah Chapter meets Oct. 13, 12:30 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank. Program: Flower Arrangements
Demonstration. Boutique and Refreshments.
Coming events:
Oct. 11, Frankie Kine at "Les Violins," Miami, bus
Oct. 14, "Viking Princess" cruise to Freeport.
Oct. 20-22, Epcot and Disneyworld, with dinner theatres.
Oct. 25, "The>King and I" at the Burt Reynolds Dinner
Theatre. A bus leaves every Saturday evening for games at
the Seminole Village.
Golda Meir-Boynton Beach Chapter will meet at their
new home, Boynton Beach Jewish Center/Beth Kodesh, at
501 NE 26 Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 22 at noon. President,
Esther Alsen, will give highlights of the Hadassah Conven-
tion held in Baltimore this past summer.
Members and friends are invited. Refreshments will be
Coming events:
Sunday, Oct. 25 Trip to Bayside, Miami. Bus to the
Florida Princess Ship, cruise to new Port of Miami, brunch
on board ship, plus entertainment. Entire cost $30.
Sunday, Dec. 6 Professional show, an off-Broadway hit
of last season, called: "Today I am a Fountain Pen." Play
will be presented at Palm Beach Junior College in the new
Watson B. Duncan III Theatre.
New Year's Cruise eight days, seven nights, cruise the
Caribbean aboard the S.S. Amerikanis Gala New Year
Eve Party, Captain's Party, Las Vegas Style Entertain-
ment, shipboad gambling. Reservations.
Shalom W. Palm Beach will hold a mini-luncheon at
their next meeting, Oct. 21, at noon, at Congregation An-
shei Sholom, for paid-up members and life members. Reser-
vations are a "must." Regular meeting takes place after
the luncheon and all are welcome. There will be a musical
Coming events:
Oct. 14, Region Israel Bond luncheon, Park Place Hotel,
Boca Raton. Honored Guest: Miriam Nagelberg, Bulletin
Editor and Life Membership Chairman of Shalom. Guest
Speaker: Mrs. Jan Peerce.
Oct. 20, 10 a.m., first meeting of a new Jewish Current
Events Discussion Group.
Oct. 25, Flea Market and Bazaar, Fidelity Trust Parking
Lot, Century Corners, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tikvah West Palm Beach Chapter board meeting Oct. 5
at American Savings, membership meeting Oct. 19 at An-
shei Sholom.
West Boynton Beach Chapter will be having their first
meeting of the season on Monday, Oct. 5 at noon at Temple
Beth Kodesh.
Program: delegate's report on the National Convention
held in Baltimore in July.
Guest Speaker: Rabbi Leon B. Fink of Beth Kodesh.
Topic: Israel and the Amercan Jew.
Okeechobee Section membership meeting Thursday,
Oct. 15, 12:30 p.m., American Savings Bank, Westgate.
Guest speaker will be Lois Frankel, member of the House
of Representatives.
Coming events:
Nov. 12 Burt Reynolds Theatre and Dinner. For infor-
mation call: Ruth Straus, Somerset 1-173 or Maxine Foster,
Canterbury A-4.
Dec. 17 Paid-Up Membership Luncheon. C.V. Holiday
Inn. For information call: Erma Hecht, Sussex C-65.
Jan. 13, '88 Royal Palm Theatre and Dinner. "Funny
Girl." For information call: Ruth Strauss, Somerset 173 or
Maxine Foster, Canterbury A-4.
Lakes of Poinciana Chapter is holding a regular
meeting Monday Oct. 5, at 12:30 p.m. at the Lakes
Clubhouse on 10th Avenue North. Entertainment provided
by the Harmonaires. Refreshments will be served.
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Als^nm^^08^6' P'm" gUCSt Speaker ** Robert
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After Summer There's Sukkot
Continued from Page 9
water abounded.
Even today, Israel's nomads, the
Bedouin, gather at oases at this time of
year. The dates which have reddened
and ripened are harvested and spread in
the sun to dry, and date honey is made
by squeezing out the thick, sweet juice.
We are told in the Book of Nehemiah
(8:14-17) that the Biblical booths or
tabernacles were made from the bran-
ches of wild olive, myrtle and palm. To-
day we construct sukkot from a variety
of materials, but they must be no taller
nor lower than 20 cubits (30 feet) to
convey the lesson that we should be
neither too proud nor too humble. The
roof must be covered with palm fronds
or some land of greenery through which
it is possible to glimpse the sky.
Four species
Sukkot perpetuates the precept that
God is One forever, and Judaism im-
parts this message by symbolism and
ritual. In addition to dwelling in booths,
Sukkot is one of the three pilgrim
festivals when we are commanded to
come up to Jerusalem. We are also com-
manded to rejoice after the solemn Days
of Awe in fact, it is repeated three
times: "You shall reioice before the
Lord your God seven days."
When we attend the synagogue, we
take with us the lulav and etrog, the
myrtle and the willow the four
species. The palm frond reminds us of
our history, when the Jews wandered in
the desert. Willow grows close to the
River Jordan, which flows into the Dead
Sea. When the Israelites crossed the
Jordan, under Joshua's leadership, they
were instructed to set up 12 large stones
from the Jordan as a memorial. It is like-
ly that they were also told to select
willow branches and to weave them into
the four species for the Sukkot festival.
The myrtle has a delightful fragrance
and grows wild in the woodlands of
Galilee, and Jews sanctify it as a symbol
of peace and brotherhood. The etrog a
citrus fruit symbolizes the beauty of
the fruit harvest and can be picked at
Thus the four species teach us about
the terrain of Israel and how the natural
elements form the basis of imagery in
the Bible and in ritual. They connect the
People of Israel to th Land of Israel.
wm News .-
JWB Helps Military Greet 5748
NEW YORK Jews in the U.S. armed forces stationed
throughout the continental U.S. and around the world,
their families, and patients in VA hospitals once again are
receiving the support and help needed to observe Rosh
Hashanah and Yom Kippur thanks to the assistance of
Jewish chaplains and lay leaders affiliated with the JWB
Jewish Chaplains Council.
Summit Will Hear Soviet Jewry
WASHINGTON More than 200 leaders of national
Jewish agencies and local communities, former refuseniks
and legislators, participating in a Leadership Convocation
convened by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry
(NCSJ), vowed to continue the fight for human rights for
Soviet Jews, and to demonstrate publicly during the an-
ticipated US-USSR summit later this year.
Amit Women Honor 'Shoah' Director
NEW YORK Claude Lanzmann, director of the film
"Shoah," will receive the Amit Women Humanities Award
at Amit's national convention, Oct. 25-28 Lanzman will
describe the creation of the 9Vi-hour film that took more
than 11 years to complete.
ADL Fights Costa Rican Nazi
NEW YORK The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith called upon the President of Costa Rica "to rescind
the temporary residence status granted last week to accus-
ed Nazi war criminal Bohdan Koziy and order his deporta-
tion as an undesirable alien."
B'nai B'rith Hosts Catholics
WASHINGTON Five Jewish and Catholic leaders who
met with Pope John Paul H in Rome recently will par
ticipate in a symposium on Jewish-Catholic relations spon-
sored by B'nai B'rith at its headquarters Oct. 13. Topic for
the one day event is "Jewish-Catholic Relations. The
Search For Common Ground." Participants are Rabbi
Mordecai Waxman, chairman, International Jewish Com-
mittee for Interreligious Consultations; Rabbi Leon
Menicki, director of Inter-Faith Affairs, Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith; Seymour D. Reich, International
President, B'nai B'rith; The Most Rev. William H. Keeler,
chairman of the Committee for Ecumenical and Inter-
religious Affairs of the National Conference of Catholic
Bishops; and Dr. Eugene Fisher, executive secretary,
Secretariat for Catholic-Jewish Relations, National Con-
ference of Catholic Bishops.
Neo-Nazi Wins In Germany
BONN A candidate of a neo-Nazi party won a seat in
the Parliament of the federal state of Bremen in northern
Germany, to the surprise and consternation of liberals and
conservative alike. Hans Alterman, a rightwing extremist,
represented the Deutsche Volksunion (DVU), a party head-
ed by neo-Nazi Gerhard Frey. Frey publishes the Munich-
baaed weekly National Zeitung which claims to have
"scientific" proof that the Holocaust was a fiction and the
gas chambers "Zionist propaganda."
1988 Federation/UJA Campaign
Continued from Page 1
develop and recruit leadership
for a Business and Profes-
sional Division. Mr. Berg has
been involved with the Jewish
Federation for many years ser-
ving on its Board of Directors,
active with its Leadership
Development programs and as
Chairman of its Budget and
Allocations Committee. A
former Treasurer of Federa-
tion, he now serves as Vice
President. He has served on
the Boards of the Jewish Com-
munity Center and the United
Way and is a recipient of the
Federation's Young Leader-
ship Award in 1984.
Alec Engelstein is responsi-
ble for overseeing the $10,000
Division of the Campaign and
is working closely with the
Chairmen of the $10,000 event
scheduled for January 14,
1988. Additionally, he will be
active in developing the Cam-
paign in several other areas of
the community. He presently
serves as Vice President of the
Jewish Federation and has
been Chairman of its Com-
munity Planning Committee.
Mr. Engelstein has been a
member of many sub-
committees of the Federation-
UJA Campaign and has receiv-
ed the Federation's highest
honor, the "George B. Golden
Community Service Award."
Currently a Board member of
the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center, he is a former Vice
President and was instrumen-
tal in its formation as Chair-
man of the Building
Arnold J. Hoffman, who will
be serving as Associate
General Chairman for the se-
cond year, will oversee the
Federation Shabbat program
in synagogues throughout the
community, and will supervise
the Cash Collection and Super
Sunday Committees. A
member of the Board of Direc-
tors of Federation for several
years, Mr. Hoffman is a past
Vice President who also has
chaired several committees.
He is a former President of the
Palm Beach Chapter of the
American Jewish Committee
and served on the Board pf the
Palm Beach Region of
American Technion.
Mark Levy will be working
closely with the leadership of
the Community Dinner Dance,
the $5,000 Cocktail Reception,
and the Project Renewal Com-
mittee. Mr. Levy, a member of
the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Federation, is im-
mediate past Chairman of its
Leadership Development pro-
gram. He is a recipient of the
Federation's Young Leader-
ship Award and sits on the Na-
tional United Jewish Appeal
Young Leadership Cabinet. He
has served on the Federation's
Campaign Cabinet and co-
chaired the Community Dinner
Dance in 1987 and Super Sun-
day in 1986. A former Board
member of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School, he chaired
the Law Discrimination Com-
mittee of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith.
Irving Mazer is a member of
the 1988 Major Gifts Commit-
tee and will be closely
associated with the Campaign
in Palm Beach. After retiring
from the practice of law last
year which has allowed him to
spend more time in the Palm
Beaches, Mr. Mazer became
active with Federation. He
was a member of the Palm
Beach Campaign Committee
and served as Building Chair-
man for Sloan's Curve for the
1987 Federation-UJA Cam-
paign. Mr. Mazer is a part-time
resident of Philadelphia and
will now divide his time bet-
ween the two cities.
Bernard Plisskin, who serv-
ed as an Associate General
Chairman last year, will be
working closely with the
leadership of the Boynton
Beach, North County, and
Greater West Palm Beach
Divisions. An active member
of the Federation Board of
Directors for many years, he
currently sits on the Executive
Committee as Assistant
Secretary. He has been involv-
ed in the Federation-UJA
Campaign over the years and
chaired the Lands of the Presi-
dent affiliate. A member of the
Board of Directors of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center, Mr. Plisskin is im-
mediate past President of the
Men's Associates. He has also
served on the Boards of the
American Jewish Committee
and United Way.
South African Jews Critical
Of Israel's Sanctions
Continued from Page 1
who is known to be opposed to
tougher measures against
South Africa.
In addition to the sanctions,
the Inner Cabinet resolved
that the government will help
establish a special fund for
assistance in educational and
cultural projects for South
African black and colored
students studying in Israel.
The measures adopted are
much more severe than Israel
had previously taken against
the apartheid regime in
Pretoria. They bring Israel in-
to line with most European
countries in the matter of
sanctions but are less tough
than those imposed or recom-
mended by the U.S. govern-
ment and by many Third
World states. Israel's military
relations with South Africa are
not affected nor are regular
trading ties.
Last year Israel imported
about $181.1 million of goods
from South Africa, mostly
coal, and exported about $54.8
million in products. Officials
here stressed that was a
relatively low level of trade.
The figures do not include
military items.
The Inner Cabinet decided
on the following measures:
No new investments in
South Africa will be approved
by the government. Excep-
tions may be appealed to a
special committee.
No government loans or
sale of oil to South Africa.
The purchase of Kruger-
rands will be forbidden.
Import of iron and steel
from South Africa will be
frozen at present levels.
All official cultural links
with South Africa will cease.
Sports relations with
South Africa will be severed.
Israel will act in this matter in
accordance with the guidelines
of international sporting
No official promotion of
tourism to South Africa.
No scientific agreements
will be signed between the two
No government officials
will visit South Africa. Excep-
tions may be approved by a
special Foreign Ministry
The government will take
all steps necessary to avoid
Israel serving as a staging
point for the transfer to South
Africa of goods and services
boycotted by third parties.

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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title HI of the Older Americans Act, pro-
vides a variety of services to persons 60 years or older,
along with interesting and entertaining, educational
and recreational programs. All senior activities are con-
ducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, is an active place for all seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and ac-
tivities are available.
Monday through Friday,
older adults gather at the JCC
to enjoy kosher lunches and a
variety of activities. In-
teresting lectures, films,
celebrations, games, card play-
ing and nutritional education
are some of the programs of-
fered at the Center. Transpor-
tation is available. Reserva-
tions are required. Call Lillian
at 689-7700. No fee is required
but contributions are
Monday, Oct. 5 Games
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Oct. 6 A celebra-
tion of Succot (with Dr. Elliot
Wednesday, Oct. 7 JCC
movie of the week
Thursday, Oct. 8 -
Friday, Oct. 9 CLOSED
Homebound persons 60
years or older who require a
kosher meal delivered to their
home are eligible. Each meal
consists of one-third of the re-
quired daily nutrition for
adults. Call Carol for informa-
tion at 689-7700.
Transportation is available
in our designated area for per-
sons 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transportation, who must go
to treatment centers, doctors'
offices, hospitals and nursing
homes to visit spouses, social
service agencies and nutrition
centers. There is no fee for this
service, but participants are
encouraged to make a con-
tribution each time. Reserva-
tions must be made at least 48
hours in advance. For more in-
formation and/or reservations,
please call 689-7700 and ask
for Helen or Libby in the
Transportation Department,
between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
The Jewish Community
Center offers classes provided
by Palm Beach Junior College
and Palm Beach County
School Board-Adult Educa-
tion. This year, both agencies
are requiring fees for these
classes along with pre-
registration. The schedule is as
Palm Beach Junior College
Alzheimers" Wednesday,
Oct. 14 through Nov. 4 at 9:30
"Increasing Your Memory
Power" Wednesday, Oct.
14 through Nov. 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Palm Beach School Board-
Adult Education Classes
"The Gangs Weigh" -
Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Nov.
24, at 1:30 p.m.
Changing Aging At-
titudes" Tuesday, Oct. 13
through Nov. 24, at 1:30 p.m.
Exercise and Life Styles"
Wednesday, Oct. 14
through Nov. 25, at 10 a.m.
"Writers Workshop" -
Friday, Oct. 23 through Dec.
11, at 9:30 a.m.
"Timely Topics" Mon-
days at 2:15 p.m. Join a
stimulating group in an ex-
citing variety of topics in-
cluding current events. Those
interested in lunch, which will
be served at 1:15 p.m. Call for
reservations at 689-7700
(Senior Dept.)
"Speakers Club" Thurs-
day at 10 a.m.
"Fun with Yiddish" -
Thursday, Oct. 8, and Oct. 22
at 10 a.m.
"Bridge Instruction"
(Beginners and intermediate
instruction) Wednesday, Oct. 7
at 1:30 p.m.
"Health and Reflexology"
- Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 10:30
a.m. Eight Sessions.
"Thursday Filmfest" -
Thursday, Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Featured film: "Radio Days"
"Thursday Monthly Book
Reviews" Beginning
Thursday, Oct. 29. Book
reviewed: "Maria Callas" A
Greek Tragedy
"Beginners Canasta"
Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.
"JCC Card Party" -
Wednesday, Oct. 14, at
Jason's (Okeechobee Blvd.
next to Toys Are Us) at noon.
Fee: $7 per person (Door
Prizes). Reservations re-
quired, transportation
Meets second Tuesday of
each month at 2 p.m.
Peace Fellowship
Elects President
Rabbi Philip Bentley of
Jericho, N.Y. has been elected
president of the Jewish Peace
Fellowship, succeeding author
Naomi Goodman of New York.
Behind the Headlines
A Frightening Reality
BONN (JTA) The suc-
cess of the neo-Nazi Deutsche
Volksunion (DVU) party in
gaining a seat in the State
Parliament of Bremen in elec-
tions earlier last month has
badly shaken the West Ger-
man political establishment,
whose leaders have consistent-
ly dismissed such rightwing
extremist factions as little
more than a nuisance in-
capable of winning sufficient
votes to penetrate even local
Chancellor Helmut Kohl,
leader of the ruling Christian
Democratic Union (CDU), may
well be embarrassed by the
developments in Bremen. Only
a week earlier, when visiting
Israeli Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin expressed concern
over reports of resurgent anti-
Semitism and neo-Nazism in
the Federal Republic
especially after the suicide in
Spandau prison of Hitler's
former deputy, Rudolph Hess
Kohl assured him there was
no danger of neo-Nazi groups
becoming more than a minor
irritant, creating isolated, if
unpleasant incidents from
time to time. But now, even
the most optimistic West Ger-
man politicians cannot ignore
the reality that for the first
time in 20 years, a neo-Nazi
candidate managed to get
elected to a state legislature.
The success of the DVU
moreover greatly improved
the chances of future support
at the polls by conservative
voters with rightwing
The situation in Bremen was
unique. While all of the federal
states require a party to poll at
least five percent of the
popular vote to gain represen-
tation in parliament, the
Bremen constitution makes a
party eligible if it wins five
percent in either one of the
two cities comprising the
state. The DVU did poorly in
Bremen. But it easily exceeded
the five percent barrier in
Bremerhaven, the deep-water
seaport at the mouth of the
As a result, its candidate,
62-year-old retired engineer
Hans Altermann, has become
one of the 100 Deputies in the
State Parliament. The DVU
employed a successful strategy
by choosing a little known can-
didate to head its election list.
It avoided frightening off
voters who would not support
a prominent neo-Nazi.
Moreover, the DVU had the
support of a rival, much better
known neo-Nazi faction. The
National Democratic Party
(NPD), whose notoriety ap-
parently convinced it that it
could not win, mobilized its
followers on behalf of the DVU
and made its headquarters in
Bremen and Bremerhaven
available to the smaller party.
Observers here are now
pointing out that a small but
sizeable minority of the elec-
torate is ready to support neo-
Nazi groups. The latter
possess the devotion, a certain
degree of unity and are
capable of working hard to
m Dbilize support and translate
it into votes.
The success of the DVU also
may improve the chances of
other neo-Nazi parties in
states where the five percent
barrier applies throughout.
Both the DVU and NPD as
recognized political parties can
receive tax-deductible con-
tributions from individuals and
businesses. The NPD already
receives financial support
from the federal government,
according to law, because of its
relatively good showing in the
last Bundestag elections.
The DVU is headed by
Gerhard Frey, who publishes
the Munich-based National
Zeitung, which among other
things calls the Holocaust a
Jewish hoax and the gas
chambers "Zionist proagan-
da." The DVU campaigned in
Bremen largely on the "need"
to rid Germany of a communi-
ty of some five million foreign
workers, mostly Turks. It
avoided attacking Jews.
But right after election day,
Carla Mueller-Tupath, a
Jewish community member
who commented on the elec-
tion results on the local radio
station, received a flood of
threatening letters and
telephone calls, all anonymous,
warning that the time has
come for the DVU to address
the "Jewish question."
JCC News
YOUNG SINGLES (20's and 30s)
Meet at Rodney's Cafe (U.S. 1, No. of Northlake Blvd.,
No. Palm Beach) on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 5-7 p.m. for
Happy Hour which includes hors d'eouvres, special drinks
and good company. Ask for the JCC group at the door.
SINGLES GROUP (30's and 40's)
Meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6 at The Gathering for din-
ner which includes the famous salad bar. Call by Monday,
Oct. 5 to RSVP.
SINGLE PURSUITS (ages 40-59)
Get together on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Center
(700 Spencer Dr.) for Game Night. Test Skills at Backgam-
mon, Trivial Pursuit, Cards or bring a favorite board game.
Coffee and cake will be served. Donation: JCC members $2,
non-members $3.
On Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 5-7 p.m. meet at
Studebaker's (Congress Ave. and Forest Hill behind Step-
saver) for Happy Hour. Join the group for the bountiful
buffet and special prices. Appropriate dress required.
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Jerusalem Mayor Kollek Sees Tensions Continuing
Continued from Page 5-
more Jews either assimilate or
turn Conservative and
According to the mayor, one
of the purposes of the State of
Israel was to solve this pro-
blem. He believes that the con-
flict between the state and
ultra-Orthodox Judaism is a
matter to be reckoned with
over 100 to 200 years.
Therefore, one should not lose
hope every time tension
"I would like to see Jerualem
as the center of the Jewish
world," said Kollek. "If it does
not become a center which is
free to Conservative and
Reform Jews, then it cannot
become such a center."
Kollek has not given up hope
that the two major political
blocs will realize that one can-
not get "anything" from the
religious parties, because they
will not give up their prin-
ciples. "One must minimize
their influence on the State of
Israel and on our daily life," he
He acknowledged that Presi-
dent Chaim Herzog was right
when he said Jerusalem should
preserve its special character.
But, in reference to the pre-
sent controversy over whether
to operate cinemas on Friday
nights, Kollek said that the
younger generation should be
taken care of and have the op-
portunity for weekend enter-
tainment. He also supports the
construction of a controversial
sports stadium.
On the positive side, Kollek
noted that in the past 20 years
the proportion of students of
Middle Eastern origin at the
Hebrew University has
operate, you realize that we
are doing more to educate
about democracy than others,"
he explained.
Looking at the issues of the
capital on the 20th anniversary
of the reunification, he men-
tioned the problems of Jews
and Arabs last, perhaps becuse
he is aware that one cannot
detach this issue from the
overall Israel-Arab conflict.
"I think that on this matter
we have shown great
restraint," he said. He is proud
that Moslem religious rights
on the Temple Mount have
been assured, despite
challenges by a small group of
Jews. At the same time, he
said, "the school system re-
mained Arab in character, and
no one was forced to give up
his Jordanian citizenship."
Kollek does not regard as
serious the intention of Arab
personalities such as
newspaper editor Hanna
Siniora to run for municipal of-
fice, but he said the city should
think of ways and means to
make life for its Arabs more
comfortable. At the same time,
he stressed, one should tell
them clearly that Jerusalem
Teddy Kollek
jumped from two to 25 per-
cent. "Today they have
become officers, bankers,
directors and even Knesset
members," he added.
This has implications for
democracy here. Of the
113,000 students who attend
the Jerusalem schools this
year, some 69 percent are of
Middle Eastern origin, com-
pared to 25 percent in Tel Aviv
and 17 percent in Haifa.
If one takes into account the
125,000 Arabs living here, one
sees that about 90 percent of
the population has not been
raised in a democracy, Kollek
noted. He was referring to the
Arabs, the Jews of Middle
Eastern origin, the ultra-
religious population and Jews
who came from Communist
"This is a difficult situation
to work in, but if you see how
neighborhood committees,
both Jewish and Arab,
Closing Of PLO
Office Applauded
Continued from Page 1
the Department acted "to
demonstrate our concern with
the PLO's continuing associa-
tion and participation in
He added that the United
States considers "the PLO as
an umbrella organization,
some elements and members
of which practice or advocate
international terrorism."
As an example, he noted that
Mohammed Abul Abbas, who
is sought by the U.S. as the
mastermind of the hijacking in
1985 of the Italian liner Achille
Lauro, was reconfirmed as
member of the Palestine Na-
tional Council last April.
Redman gave two other ex-
amples: the recent participa-
tion by Syrian-backed PLO
groups in terrorism and
reported contacts between the
PLO and Abu Nidal terrorist
The action against the PLO
Arafat, PLO Offer New Image
Continued from Page 4-
years. His uniform has become
veil cut in what appeared to be
good quality English cloth,
is speeches were delivered in
calm and somewhat
nonotonous voice and he
seemed to use every oppor-
unity to show his "good will."
The new Palestinian line, if
it is to be believed, seems to
rest on political and diplomatic
action, and its main target is
Israel and especially Israeli
public opinion.
In a private conversation,
the PLO leaders who no
longer avoided the Israelis
here, especially the Israeli
tudents at the Jewish Community Day School in West Palm
{each joined the nation's schoolchildren in celebration of the
bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution Wednesday, Sept.
6. The kindergarten through eighth graders, all dressed in
ed, white and blue, watched the televised ceremonies that
ook place in Washington, D.C. and recited the Pledge of
Vllegience with President Reagan. Following the ceremonies
he boys and girls joined together and sang patriotic songs.
The grand finale was the release of 250 colorful balloons with
nessages attached to each one. The children will be anxiously
aiting to see if their messages are answered.
press hammered away at
one main point: "We are open
to all suggestions. We want
the fighting to end; 40 years is
enough. The time has come to
sit down and talk. You (the
Israelis) will find us far more
reasonable and moderate than
you imagine."
In public, Arafat went much
further than ever before,
which seemed to indicate that
he enjoyed the support of all
major Palestinian factions, in-
cluding the more extremist
ones. He told a press con-
ference here:
"If I want to take part in a
peace conference, it is not to
sit down and negotiate with
the representatives of the
Arab countries, but with
Israel. I want to discuss with
the enemies against whom I
have fought for many years to
elaborate a lasting, just and
global peace.
"I hope the Israeli leaders
will hear me. The entire world,
both East and West, now
backs an international peace
conference. The chances for
such a meeting are today bet-
ter than even before and may
not reoccur again. Some
Israeli leaders, like (Foreign
Minister Shimon) Peres and
Ezer) Weizmann, understand
this, but they make a major
mistake by playing the Jordan
option instead of talking to the
Palestinians themselves."
here was taken under a law
which allows the Secretary of
State to close any "entity"
considered a foreign mission,
Redman stressed.
He said the action was not
taken because anyone had
violated any laws nor was it a
restriction of Constitutional
First Amendment freedom of
speech rights. "These people
have the right to do whatever
they want in advocating the
PLO" as long as they do not
violate the law and are not a
foreign mission. This left open
the possibility the information
office could be opened again by
American citizens.
Redman stressed that the
U.S. continues to support the
"legitimate rights" of the
Palestinian people.
The Administration acted
under strong pressure from
members of Congress which
wanted not only the
Washington office closed, but
also the UN observer mission.
This demand was contained in
a bill introduced by Sens.
Robert Dole (R., Kans.),
Charles Grassley (R., Iowa),
Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.)
and Howard Metzenbaum (I)..
Ohio) and co-sponsored by 45
other Senators, as well as a
similar House bill introduced
by Reps. Jack Kemp (R., N.Y.)
and Dan Mica (D., Fla.).
The PLO's New York office
was not closed because of its
status at the UN.
will remain the capital of
The mayor does not like to
answer questions on a possible
political solution for Jerusalem
which would also be acceptable
to the Arabs in an overall
peace settlement.
"We cannot meet all their
demands, because then they
will want Jaffa as well. But we
should consider some form of
self-government in Jerusalem,
perhaps in the form of dividing
the city into boroughs," he
"What we cannot offer them
is what President Sadat of
Egypt suggested once to
keep a unified city with a divid-
ed sovereignty. This means a
divided police force and a
divided legal system. As a
result, the wall (that divided
the city from 1948-67) would
reappear within a very short
span of time and I don't
think you will be able to find
today Arabs in Jerusalem who
want the city redivided."
Kollek has not declared
whether he will run for
another term in office. "I will
judge by the prospects to
achieve a, majority for a sane
policy," he explained.
If, as he put it, "the ultra-
Orthodox will link with the ex-
tremist nationalists," Kollek
will bid farewell to city hall.
Kamal Mansour, a leader of
the Druse Community in
Israel and Advisor on Minori-
ty Affairs to President Chaim
Herzog of Israel, visited the
Palm Beaches on Sept. 15
and 16. In honor of Mr. Man-
sour's visit, in excess of
$200,000 in Israel Bonds
were sold during his short
Continued from Page 5
ed beyond expectation in its
capacity for survival against
assault, for economic growth,
for cultural dynamism, for
social consolidation and for un-
paralleled service to the rescue
and pride of Jews
Nevertheless, Eban warned,
"We come to the next decade
in a mood of crisis and confu-
sion about our structure, iden-
tity and values." He declared
that Israel is "exercising a
coercive jurisdiction over a
foreign population embracing
1.3 million non-citizens who
have no definition of their civil
rights or their national per-
sonality and who neither give
nor owe any devotion to our
flag, our faith, our tongue, our
national vision, our Zionist
principles, our Jewish solidari-
ty or our historic experience.
"Within a dozen years there
will be 4.5 million Jews and 3.5
million Palestinian Arabs in
the enlarged area of the Land
of Israel. We shall face the
danger of losing our Jewish
character or our democratic
principles or both. Nothing but
a peace settlement with the
determination of agreed boun-
daries and effective security
arrangements and com-
mitments can resolve this
structural disharmony," Eban
He stressed that "The new
structure has to be negotiated.
It cannot be unilaterally
resolved, nor can there be a
total return to the fragile
situation out of which subse-
quent wars have erupted.
What Secretary (of State)
George Shultz, one of the
Jewish people's most faithful
t'nends in all our history, has
diagnosed as 'the demographic
time-bomb' has come near to
explosion ."

Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 2, 1987
Hie Rabbinical Corner
Find Your Inner Self On Yom Kippur
Lake Worth Jewish Center
There is the delightful story
of the father who agreed to
play with his young daughter
when she first made a puzzle of
the world. She didn t know
where Lake Worth or Boynton
Blvd. belonged, but with clever
intent, she flipped the puzzle
and saw a picture of a man's
face. She knew where the
eves, ears, nose belonged, so
she put the puzzle together,
returned to ner father and
with charm and love glowing
from her eyes announced,
"Let's play dad, I finished."
The father was taken back and
said, "Do you mean to say you
made the whole puzzle of the
world in 15 minutes." Out
came her moment of triumph,
"Not really dad, what I did is I
turned it to it's backside and
saw a picture of a man's face
and I knew if I fixed up the
man, the world would take
care of itself." What rare
It seems to relate the
essence of our High Holiday
Season. We are asked to in-
vestigate ourselves, to search
within, to make a final ex-
amination. As the New Year
begins, the one problem I see
in this quest is what do we see
within? How do we deal with
this internal investigation?
What is our mind set wnen we
look at ourselves?
Often times we are judging
harshly. If we could only open
our eyes and view as G-d in-
tended, we would see a wholly
loving being. It could not be
A loving G-d created you,
and His creation is as He.
There is a wonderful Midrash
that teaches a glorious truth.
Two angels accompany every
human being as they walk. The
Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin
angels shout "Panu Derech,
Panu Derech, clear the road,
for here comes the image of
G-d." Herein lies a magnifi-
cent lesson. To look upon
yourself with the most loving
eyes. You are beautiful no mat-
ter what is the shape of your
body. Your soul is pure and
Your question can be at this
season ... Did you forgive
yourself? Not for all the
wrongs you believe you've
done, but for all the negatives
you feel. You are not your
anger or your sadness or your
fears. You are a pure, inno-
cent, loving, wonderful child of
Rabbi Shelomo of Carlin
once said, "The gravest
mistake one can make is to
forget the Verse in
Deuteronomy, Banim Atem
Lachem Elokechem, you are
children of the Lord, your
G-d." We are all His children,
black or white, Jew or Chris-
tian, Pope or President. We
are to look upon ourselves with
loving intent as we are
likewise to see every human
being who walks this earth.
This is what your synagogue is
Dear family, come home to
yourself. Find your inner beau-
ty. Discover your con-
nectedness with every human
being. Remember bodies seem
to separate, but minds join.
This is a season where G-d
wants you to forgive yourself
and find your real beauty, your
inner purity, the love that
created you and the love of
which you remain.
Please allow me one post
script. The synagogue is the
source of this teaching. As a
rabbi I teach only things I
want to learn.
My intentions for this year
are to continue to remind
myself and my congregation
that a healthy soul is more to
be valued than a satiated body.
That concern for what comes
forth from our mouths is at
least as important as what
goes in. That good deeds carry
us further than good cars.
That good thoughts make finer
garments than good clothes.
Our tradition teaches the
angels asked G-d "when does
the New Year begin." G-d
said, "go down and ask Man."
The New Year begins when we
say it does. It can be now, any-
day or everyday, anytime we
decide to make it new, to think
different, to value this
precious gift G-d created
May I take this moment to
wish you a most loving year, a
year wherein what you are is
so visible to others because you
believe it about yourself. G-d is
always waiting to bless you as
you are able to bless others.
Sukkot, The Season Of Joy
Congregation Anshei Sholom
Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur, the high holidays have
passed, and on the 15 of Tishri
we observe the holiday of Suk-
koth which, according to our
traditon, is called the Zeman
Simchatenu (the Season of our
Joy). Orthodox and Conser-
vative Jews observe it for nine
days of which the first and last
two days are full holidays, the
intervening five days are call-
ed Hoi Hamoed or semi-
holidays. In Israel and among
Reform Jews it is observed for
eight days. The first and
eighth days are full holidays.
The corresponding English
dates this year are Oct. 8 to 15.
The seventh day of the holiday
is known as Hashana Raba,
the eighth as Shemini Alseret
and the last as Simchat Torah.
It is the longest and most
Joyous of all the holidays of our
Jewish calendar.
It is one of the ancient
Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde
biblical holidays which relates
to the agricultural nature of
Israel. The harvest season is
over, and our forefathers felt
that there was every reason to
be thankful to G-d the
Almighty. In compliance with
this feeling of joy and hap-
piness this festival assumed an
important function within the
life style of our people. The
commandment of living in the
Sukkah the tabernacle or
booth-during the days of the
festival, blessings to be recited
over the Arba-Mimim
Esrog, Lulav branches of the
myrtle and willow, all these
helped the people to unders-
tand how to serve G-d with
merriment and rejoicing. The
Besht, the founder of the
Chasidic movement said "For
he who is full of joy is full of
love for all men and all
The festival reminds us that
both Temples which existed
within the history of our peo-
ple were dedicated during Suk-
kot. While dedicated to serve
our own people, both Temples
became a symbol to seive as an
inspiration for all the nations
of the world. Our rabbis tell us
that during the festival 70
animals were sacrificed and
they interpret this to mean
Continued on Page 15
Sukkot Begins Wednesday
Evening, Oct. 7
Religious Directory
N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Leon B. Fink. Captor 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 EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. 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 29%, 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.
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a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
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^?7cPhwun!u833-8421 5"?1 Howard ShaPiro' Cantor sSrt
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| Candle lighting Time
; es
Jtf^ Oct. 2 6:47 p.m.
On Friday, Oct. 9, at 6:30
p.m. monthly Family Dinner.
This month dinner will be in
the Sukkah. There will be a
their Regular Meeting on
Tuesay, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m.,
when Lynda L. Bishop, Home
Health Care Administrator of
the Morse Geriatric Center
Family Service at 6 p.m. led by will address the group follow-
the USY in the Chapel. There ed by a piano recital.
will also be a regular Service in
the Sanctuary at 8:15 p.m.
Reservations are limited so
please call early. Adults $10,
Children under 13 Free.
Sisterhood's regular mon-
thly meeting will be on Tues-
day, Oct. 13, at noon. The
Flagler Federal Savings and
Sisterhood will sponsor the
oneg and kiddush on Friday
evening and Saturday morn-
ing, Oct. 9 and 10. They will
participate in the traditional
sabbath services.
On Friday evening Oct. 2
will be the start of Yom Kip-
our. Kol Nidre Family service
Loan has arranged a delightful will start at 6 p.m., the even-
program. Refreshments will
be served. Members and pro-
spective members, husbands
and friends are welcome.
Mark your calendar for Dec.
23 for the delightful show,
"Funny Girl" at the Royal
Palm Dinner Theatre. Early
reservations are suggested.
First come, first served.
Sisterhood will hold their
Board Meeting on Mon-
day,Oct. 5, at 9:45 a.m., and
ing service will start at 8 p.m.
Rabbi Howard Shapiro will
conduct the services, Cantor
Stuart Pittle will lead the con-
gregation in songs.
Yom Kippur morning Family
service will start at 9 a.m.,
morning service will start at
11 a.m. Rabbi Howard Shapiro
will be assisted by student
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch.
Community Yiskor service
led by student Rabbi A. Hirsch
will start at 2 p.m., afternoon
Yiskor and Neilla service will
start at 3:30 p.m.
Sukkot, The Season Of Joy
Continued from Page 14
that they were offered for the
benefit and wellbeing of the
then existing 70 nations of the
world. The spirit of Sukkot
thus inspired not only the vi-
sion of unity between one Jew
and another but also the up-
permost desire for unity and
peace between one nation and
another. Daily we pray
"spread over us the tabernacle
of your peace." It is during
Sukkot however that this
prayer is expressed more
ardently and assumes a deeper
meaning as a plea for universal
peace, as foreseen by the pro-
phet" Zechariah "and it shall
come to pass that everyone
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that is left of all*the nations
that came against Jerusalem
shall go up to worship the
During the services child
care is provided. For further
information call the temple.
Kol Nidre will be observed
on Friday evening, Oct. 2 at
6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Yom Kippur Services will be
held on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9
and 11 a.m. Childcare is
available for the 9 a.m.
Yom Kippur afternoon Rab-
bi Levine will lead an Ask the
Rabbi/Meditation Hour begin-
ning at 1 p.m. A panel of
psychologists will discuss
"Guilt" at 2 p.m. Dr. Jack
Jones, musicologist, and cellist
Margaret Martin will present a
concert of High Holy Day
Music at 3 p.m. Memorial and
Concluding Services begin at 4
Rabbi Joel Levine and Can-
tor Anne Newman will of-
ficiate at all services. For
ticket information, call the
Sukkot services will be held
Wednesday Oct. rat 7 p.m.
and Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10:30
Rabbi Joel Levine will con-
secrate new students entering
religious school during the
Wednesday evening service.
This service will conclude with
War Criminal Law
Passed In Canada
C-71, a law that allows the pro-
secution in Canadian courts of
war criminals whose acts were
committed outside of Canada,
was given Royal Assent
Wednesday, Sept. 16, a day
after it was adopted by Parlia-
ment without amendment.
Jeanne Sauve, Governor
General, signed the bill on
behalf of the Queen, a formali-
ty making it the law of the
land. No other country has
ever enacted similar legisla-
tion, although a bill of the
same type has been introduced
in Australia.
The law was drafted on the
recommendation of the special
commission headed by Quebec
Superior Court Justice Jules
Deschenes which conducted a
two-year investigation of Nazi
war criminals living in Canada.
About 20 alleged war criminals
now face prosecution in
Canada and 281 suspects are
under investigation.
Enactment of the law was
hailed by Canadian Jewish
leaders. Frank Dimant, ex-
ecutive vice president of B'nai
B'rith Canada, said "Passage
of Bill C-71 has removed the
blemish or moral turpitude
from the record of Canada's
post-war history."
Milton Harris, past presi-
dent of the Canadian Jewish
Congress, and chairman of its
war crimes committee, said
"This is an historic day. We
are enormously gratified by
the determination of the
government in moving swift
passage of the legislation."
Harris praised Prime Minister
Brian Mulroney and Attorney
General Ramon Hnatyshyn for
their exceptional efforts in
gaining passage of the law.
Mulroney said earlier in the
week that as long as he is
Prime Minister, no Nazi war
criminal will find safe haven in
Canada. He said it was repug-
nant that Canada should share
citizenship with persons who
committed crimes against
Education Gap Widens Among Israeli Jews
TEL AVIV (JTA) the same age bracket. Among
Education gap between young Arabs, 8.8 percent hold
Ashkenazic and Sephardic bachelor degrees as opposed to
shall go up to worship the Ihuj^m^^^e^witt J^ in Israel ^ wi^ned in 6.1 percent of Sephardic Jews.
King, the Lord of Hosts and to a sp^al holiday ** *treats recent yearS( ^d Sephardim According to Nahon the gap
keep the feast of tabernacles. tor the cnUdren. even lag behind Israeli Arabs narrower for the older
keep the feast of tabernacles.
In our nuclear age we realize
that everyone lives in a Suk-
kah that is vulnerable to soft
and gentle rain, to that hard
rain that will come from
nuclear weapons. No fall-out
shelter can keep us safe, only a
Sukkah of peace can do so.
Therefore let us make our Suk-
kah, a Sukkah of shalom, a
Sukkah of real and meaningful
even lag behind Israeli Arabs ,s "narrower for the older
Sukkot morning services will Jj S^SJJEdT Yaakov ^eraft WS T!!
be held on the Temple's Patio ^toa^ Xby D, Yaakov rftatota^to
.m.,,,, ~.-------- ^ maximum inv
peace among all the nations of those present
* 1., iirciiMt'l
in and around the Sukka. Pre-
school children are especially
invited to attend. Rabbi Levine
will explain to the children the
significance of the etrog and
lulav. Music and movement
will be an integral part of the
Service in order to achieve
maximum involvement by all
the world.
Israel, USSR In Joint Film Venture
joint Israeli-Soviet commercial
film venture is in the making.
If negotiations now taking
place here are successful,
shooting will begin in the
USSR next April and later m
George Daniela, a leading
Soviet director, and Russian
screenwriter Revaz Gabeiadz
are in Israel to finalize a deal
with Menahem Golan, head of
Cannon Films, a company
owned by Israelis that has pro-
duced major films for interna-
tional markets. Cannon a
known to be in financial
Golan originated the idea of
a comedy in English and Rus-
sian which attracted the atten-
tion of the two Soviet film-
makers, neither of whom is
Jewish. The plot concerns a
non-Jew from the Soviet
Georgian Republic who, hear-
ing about Israel from Jewish
compatriots, decides to pose as
a Jew and try it for himself.
The production will be co-
produced with Cannon Films
and Golan-Globus Israel
Studios in Jerusalem. About a
third will be shot in the USSR,
possibly in Georgia, and the
rest in Israel.
Nahon of the Jerusalem In-
stitute for Israel Studies.
Nahon found that only 6.1
percent of Sephardic Jews bet-
ween the ages of 30 and 35
have attended institutions of
higher learning, against 28.3
percent of Ashkenazic Jews in
Area Deaths
Anna J., of Century Village, West Palm
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Selma, 72, of Boynton Beach. Gutterman-
Warheit Sentinel Plan Chapel, Boca Raton.
Norma T., 83, of Boynton Beach. Riverside
Chapel. West Palm Beach.
Harry, 78, of West Palm Beach. Riverside
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background, compared to 10.7
percent of Ashkenazim.
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through the Minhelet," and:
"The agent of change in Bakaa
today is the Minhelet." So she
turned to the Minhelet or
Neighborhood Committee to
see if it could help her. Within
months, she found herself ser-
ving as one of its 10 elected
"The Minhelet took the same
approach as our Kindergarten
Parents' Group," she says. "It
was people accepting the
responsibility that goes with
insisting on your rights. It was
made up of people resident in
the neighborhood so we
knew what we wanted, and
what our priorities are in
deciding community policy.
And we had support and
coaching from experts."
Rachel's 'experts' include
the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee-
Israel, who have been pro-
viding organizational and
financial support to
Jerusalem's seven Minhalot,
since it launched the
Jerusalem Neighborhood Com-
mittee Project with the
municipality five years ago.
The Project's aims are very
much as Rachel describes
them: encouraging better use
of neighborhood services, and
involving residents in
neighborhood improvement.
"I stood for the Minhelet
because I wanted to better
Keren's school," says Rachel,
"so naturally I joined its
Education Sub-Committee.
Keren's school now has a new
Continued from Page 10
can rip an interfaith marriage
apart at the seams is the same
element which may have
helped to create the union:
Jewish ambivalence toward
other Jews.
"It's incredibly important
for Jews to look at their views
about Jews," says Paul, poin-
ting out that many Jews have a
negative self image about
other Jews, and hence marry
outside the religion.
"These views often have
their roots in a culture which
has a norm of Christian anti-
Semitism, and you can't help
but inherit some of those ideas
and turn them on yourself,"
Paul explains.
"What you really are is a
mirror of the dominant
culture's view of Jews," he
adds. "But you don't recognize
that. Jews have to look at their
inability to fall in love with
Jews of the opposite sex."
In the course of a marriage,
assimilated Jews may come to
feel a growing fondness or ap-
preciation for their heritage,
or, under stress, may grow to
think that the non-Jewish part-
ner harbors anti-Semitic
Perhaps, then, when Jews
resolve their conflicted feel-
ings about themselves, their
culture and their religion, they
will be more likely to forge suc-
cessful marriages both with
other Jews ana with non-Jews.
Contradictory as it may
sound, it may take making
Jews feel better about
themselves to make interfaith
marriages a winning
principal; both she and the
principal of Bakaa's other local
elementary school are open to
change and unafraid of work-
ing with parents. But the
school very quickly stopped be-
ing my sole priority."
As a member of the
Minhelet, Rachel explains, she
came to widen her focus. "We
meet every three to four
weeks and talk over communi-
ty problms," she says. "It's a
process which helps identify
what the real issues are, and
what can be done about them.
Our discussions are mainly
policy discussions, and they're
open to everyone: Municipal
and Ministry representatives
join us as relevant, the local
school principals, community
center staff and residents all
come. Education Minister Yit-
zhak Navon and Jerusalem
Mayor Teddy Kollek are com-
ing to talk with us next week,
to hear why we oppose a pro-
posed education levy."
The openness of the
Minhelet is one of its chief
strengths, says Rachel. Bakaa
is a very mixed community
socially, ethnically,
economically and educational-
ly. In the midst of all this, the
Minhelet constitutes neutral
"Last Rosh HaShanah, there
was violent conflict between
Orthodox and Reform rabbis
in the neighborhood," re-
counts Rachel. "It even made
The New York Times! The
Minhelet brought two rabbis
together, and forced them to
work out a compromise. I can't
think of any other place where
something as delicate as that
could have been handled."
Late January 1987, he
Bakaa Minhelet s application
for recognition as an indepen-
dent association was formally
approved. Granting the com-
mittee permanent status was a
longterm goal of the JDC
and something that Bakaa
residents have come to con-
sider as a basic right.
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee is a
beneficiary of the 1988 Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County-United Jewish Appeal
Elections were held recently at the Jewish Community Day
School for the Knesset, or Student Government. Nineteen
candidates vied for the positions of President, Vice Presi-
dent, Secretary, Treasurer, and Commissioner of Elections.
The elections were closely modeled after U.S. government
elections as candidates were required to get signed petitions
and had to make speeches on their qualifications and aspira-
tions for the office. Students in grades four through eight
could vote only if they had previously registered. In the near
future each grade will also elect officers and the class
presidents will represent their respective classes on the
Knesset. The winners of the race were: (seated left to right)
President, Adam Krischer; Treasurer, Amir Feistman; (stan-
ding) Commissioner of Elections, Eric Ray; Vice President,
Geoffrey Mullen; Secretary, Cynthia Simon.


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