The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
Uniform Title:
Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
Place of Publication:
West Palm Beach, Fla
Fred K. Shochet
Creation Date:
November 11, 1988
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: Feb. 20, 1987 called no. 4 in masthead and no. 8 in publisher's statement; Mar. 31, 1989 called no. 12 in masthead and no. 13 in publisher's statement.
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"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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JCC Plans Stir
Community As Ground
Breaking Approaches
The Jewish Floridian will report
regularly on the JCCampus develop-
ments and plans as they progress. We
will continue to feature the programs
and facilities to be included tn the new
The Jewish Community is on
its way up, literally from the
ground at 12th Street and Mili-
tary Trail.
It's not time for celebration
yet, however. The empty
JCCampus site still lays dor-
mant. There are no cranes or
bulldozers there and architec-
tural plans are just now being
The community is astir,
though. Since the Campus
agreement was signed in Sep-
tember, anticipation has been
mounting, curiosity is growing
and hope has replaced frustra-
tion as a future ground-
breaking approaches.
"I'm going to get that build-
ing built if I have to do it
myself," declared Nancy Sims,
a mother of two who is anx-
iously awaiting the expanded
JCC preschool that will be on
campus. Mrs. Sims also has an
older child in public school who
she would like to participate in
after school activities in a Jew-
ish atmosphere. "There's a
wonderful community center
in our area that offers great
programs," she said, "but it's
not Jewish."
The current Jewish Com-
munity Center has served this
community since 1974, reach-
ing thousands of Palm Beach
County residents through its
pre-school, senior services, sin-
gles programs and Camp Sha-
It has been housed in several
small buildings, the most
recent on Spencer Drive in
West Palm Beach, and its
growth has been limited due to
lack of space and adequate
funds. The community has
needed to construct a full-
service Jewish Community
Center for many years and
finally the opportunity is grow-
ing closer.
"Unless you've experienced
what a full-service JCC is all
about," said Norman Lander-
man, member of the JCC
Building Committe and a past
JCC Board member, "it's very
hard to understand just how
far-reaching it can be."
The future campus, which
will also include the offices of
the Jewish Federation and the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service, will become the
framework of Jewish cultural
and social life in Palm Beach
County. Its range of services
will embrace everv life in the
area from infants to the
The JCC will be the largest
facility on campus and will
include a pre-school with 14
classrooms for 250 children.
Teens and tweens will have a
lounge and game room for
after-school and weekend
activities and a multi-purpose
auditorium will be built with
stage, dressing rooms and
workshop area. There will be
separate, spacious lounges for
older adults and younger
adults to congregate and a
cultural arts area with facilit-
ies and materials for a variety
of classes.
A large space in the Center
has been reserved for the
health and physical fitness cen-
ter. It will include a double
gym, racquetball courts, exer-
cise room, locker rooms, out-
door pool, health club ameni-
ties like sauna, steam room
and whirlpool bath as well as a
lounge, coffeeshop and a main
lobby. The list of facilities and
plans also includes gardens,
courtyards, a lake, walking
trail and nature center as well
as space throughout the build-
ings for special and community
Judaic art exhibits.
"As a kid, I rode my bike to
the Center every day after
school," Landerman said. "We
did everything, swam, played
ball, shot pool. It was the place
to hang out, everyone went."
Landerman grew up in West
Hartford, Conn, where the
JCC was in the middle of a
mostly Jewish community.
"In fact, we purposely
bought our home where we did
down here to be close to the
JCCampus," he said. "I'd like
to see a Jewish community
develop around the Campus
site and hope to tie my family
into Center life and the Jewish
The Guttenplans, a retired
couple from the Hartford,
Conn, area, also bought a
home near the Campus site.
"One of the reasons we came
to West Palm Beach to retire,"
Mr. Guttenplan explained,
"was because we heard a Jew-
ish Community Campus was
being built here. We still
return to Conn, for four
months of the year, but we
want the Campus to be our
Judaic base here." Since they
arrived, Guttenplan has
become involved in the JCC to
try to help bring the building
to fruition. He now sits on the
JCC Board.
Guttenplan said he would
probably spend some time
every day at the Center after it
Continued on Page 8
-v. V \tf
KRISTALLNACHT "The Night of Shattered Gloat, "November 9-10,1938. Jewish hornet,
stores and synagogues were vandalized in Nazi Germany and Austria. The response of
American Jewish leaden woe the creation of the United Jewish Appeal on January 10, 1939
for unified fund raising for aid to European Jews, mass resettlement in the land of Israel,
and assistance to refugees in the United States, this year, the UJA celebrates its 50th
anniversary. Today's UJA/Federation Campaign is the largest Jewish philanthropic effort
in the tnnrUL UJA Press Service Photo.
Religious Demands Weighed As
Coalition Talks Continue
Likud ministers continued pre-
liminary talks with potential
coalition partners, sources
close to Prime Minister Yitz-
hak Shamir said that he does
not intend to give in to every
demand made by the religious
But Shamir needs their sup-
port to establish a governing
majority, which the secular
right-wing parties alone can-
not give him.
Orthodox politicians for
their part say they seek no
more than restoration of the
religious status quo, the
unwritten agreements that
have defined relations
between observant and non-
observant Jews since the state
was formed.
Left-liberal circles and much
of the news media are express-
ing profound concern over
what they see as a growing
movement to change the coun-
try into a theocracy.
But Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz,
leader of the ultra-Orthodox
Shas party, and Menahem Por-
ush, veteran Knesset member
of the Agudat Yisrael, claim
those fears are unfounded.
"We seek only equality and
the preservation of the Jewish
character of the state," Por-
ush declared in a radio inter-
Peretz and Avner Shaki, the
hard-liner who heads the
national Religious Party, ins-
isted on television that they do
not demand or support religi-
ous coercion in the private
lives of citizens.
But a reading of the Ortho-
dox political and social agenda
casts some doubt over their
Shas, which won six seats to
make it the third largest fac-
tion in the Knesset, is
expected to seek three Cabinet
portfolios in the next govern-
ment from among the Interior,
Housing, Religious Affairs or
Education ministries.
Any three of those mini-
stries in ultra-Orthodox hands
would assert considerable con-
trol over private affairs.
'Who is a Jew' Legislation
Shas also demands:
Passage of the "Who is a
Jew" amendment to the Law
of Return, which would invali-
date conversions to Judaism
performed by non-Orthodox
Preserving the Jewish
character of the state in public.
A law that would empower
local authorities to institute
Continued on Page 13

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 11, 1988
Food, Magic At JDS Barbecue
The 12th Annual Jewish
Community Day School Barbe-
cue was held on Sunday, Octo-
ber 23rd, with over 450 par-
ents, children and guests
attending. All the food one
could eat was the order of the
day. Entertainment included a
magician, a gymnastics
demonstration, Softball, a kar-
ate demonstration, a clown
and of course the drawing for
cash raffle prizes.
Under the Co-chairmanship
of Erie Abrams and Judy
Devore, a record 551 tickets
were sold for $100 each.
The Annual Barbecue is not
only a major fundraising event
for the JCDS, it also provides
an opportunity at the begin-
ning of the school year for
families to get together and
socialize in an informal set-
The winners of the raffle
were: Third prize of $750, Mr.
Eli Salnick sold by Michael and
Nancy Salnick; Second prize of
$1500, Howard and Detra
Kay; First prize of $5000, Mr.
Jack Hasson, sold by Rhonda
and Alan Shore.
The Leonardo Da Vinci
Medal, one of the most prestig-
ious honors of the Society for
the History of Technology,
was recently awarded to Dr.
Sidney Edelstein, a mem-
ber of the Board of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
Dr. Bild-Libbin To Address
"Challenge Of Change"
Renowned psychologist, Dr.
Raquel Bild-Libbin, will be the
guest speaker of the second
program in the Education Ser-
ies "Jewish Women: The Chal-
lenge of Change," on Wednes-
day, November 30. The Forum
is sponsored by the Women's
Division of the Jewish Federa-
tion and will take place at 9:00
a.m. at the Palm Hotel in West
Palm Beach. Dr. Bild-Libbin's
presentation will focus on the
topic "New Beginnings: Cop-
ing with Transition .. Fam-
ily, Career or Community."
Currently a Professor and
Dean of Academic Studies at
Miami Institute of Psychology,
Dr. Bild-Libbin's specialities
include the assessment and
treatment of children, adoles-
cents and adults and family
and marital psychotherapy.
She has also received many
honors in psychology including
"Woman Volunteer of the
Year" presented to her by the
Mental Health Association.
Dr. Raquel Bild Libbin
In addition, Dr. Bild-Libbin
has been deeply involved in her
local community and has
served in many capacities
including Business ana Profes-
sional Women's Group Vice-
Chair for the Miami Jewish
For more information, con-
tact Faye Nelson, Director,
Women's Division, Jewish
Federation, 832-2120.
From left, Erie Abrams, Rhonda Shore (V.P. Fundraising), Joan
Tochner (President), Sandy Rosen (V.P. Fundraising), Judy
Devore, Detra Kay, Michael Salnick.
The magician kept the children of all ages enthralled during the
Blonder Is Endowment
Committee Chair
The Women's Endowment
Committee will be chaired
again this year by Shirlee
Blonder, an active leader in
the Jewish community.
The Committee was estab-
lished in 1987 by the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County to inform women of
various endowment opportuni-
ties available through charita-
ble and financial planning. The
educational seminar, entitled
Women's Financial Planning,
to be held on December 2, will
be a follow-up to the seminar
_ held last year.
Both the Women's Endow-
Sment Committee and the
~ upcoming seminar, which it is
a. sponsoring, are part of the
-Federation Endowment Pro-
is gram. Erwin H. Blonder is the
i Chairman of the Endowment
~ Committee and Edward Baker
o- is the Federation Endowment
Dr. Sidney Edelstein
County. Noting his outstand-
ing contributions to the field,
Melvin Kranzberg, a previous
winner of the medal, said at
the recent presentation in New
York, "Sidney Edelstein has
made technological history as
well as written about it and
encouraged it."
Dr. Edelstein, founder and
Chairman of the Board of the
Dexter Chemical Corporation
in New York, has established
his company as an interna-
tional concern and one of the
most innovative companies in
chemical dyeing processes. In
addition, he has published
numerous articles about his
research and established the
Edelstein Center for the His-
tory and Philosophy of Sci-
ence, Technology and Medi-
cine at Hebrew University in
A leader in the international
community, Dr. Edelstein is a
member of the Board of Gover-
nors of Hebrew University. He
recently returned from a meet-
ing of the International
Friends of Hebrew University
in London. The four-day event
was sponsored by the English
friends of the University.
The highlight of the meeting
was a special dinner in which
Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher was awarded an hon-
Continued on Page 6
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Palm
Beach County is now accepting donations for our
newly formed Alzheimer's Day Care Programs. Art
Music and Recreational supplies would be greatly
appreciated. Please call (407) 684-1991 and ask for]
Anne Epstein.


of the
is pleased to present
well-known former Refusenik and
spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-EI. Palm Beach
"Why Should the Jewish People Survive?'"
Tuesday. November 29. 1988
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Program: 7:15 P.M.
Sheraton Inn Palm Beach Lakes
1901 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach. Florida
Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
Cash Bar
Cost $10.00 per person
Before November 23
R S V.P by November 23. 1988 ($15.00 thereafter)
Planning & Allocations Chairs Meet

Shirlee Blonder is presently
a member of the Women's
Division Executive Committee
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, a co-chair
of the Women's Division Pace-
setters' event in 1986-87,
1987-88 and 1988-89 and a
member of the Women's Divi-
sion Campaign Cabinet. She
has been a member of the
Community Relations Council
since 1982 and serves on the
Shirlee Blonder
Local Concerns Task Force,
Methodist-Jewish Dialogue
Committee and the Israel Mid-
East Task Force. Mrs. Blonder
is also a board member of the
American Jewish Committee
and the Anti-Defamation
Women's Endowment Com-
mittee members are: Jeanne
Ablon, Dorothy Blonder,
Ruthe Eppler, Malka Fingold,
Sylvia G. Green, Bernice
Jacobson, Ruth Mack, Sydelle
Meyer, Lee Mazer, Eileen
Nickman, Sylvia Olnick, Gloria
Phillips, Louise Stein.
For more information, con-
tact Edward Baker, Federa-
tion Endowment Director,
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campaign year. The Planning AAlkcattons Committee consists of over SO people with a wide
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Friday, November 11, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
Over SO women, who upgraded their gifts to $365, attended a wine and cheese reception on
Thursday, Oct. 27 at the home of Rhoda Weinstein, given on behalf of the Lands of the
President 1989 Women's Division Jewish FefaationJUJA Campaign. Pictured above,
sitting, from left, are: Anne Karlin, Leatrice Beinstein, Ruth Epstein; standing, from left:
Gloria Waldman, Irma Rone, Sally Lxbman, Rosalind Hopp, June Salny, Lenore Black,
Sylvia Copellman.
At Reception
Sitting, from left: Sheila Engelstein, WD Campaign Chair, Carol
Greenbaum, WD President, Marva Perrin, Federation Board
Member; standing, from left, Gladys Meyers, Co-Chair Genesis
Luncheon, Eileen TaUcov, Co-Chair, Lands of the President,
Rhoda Weinstein, Co-Chair, Lands of the President, Gerry
Friedman, Chair, Lands Wine and Cheese Reception, Ruth
WUensky, CoJJhair, Lands of the President.
Sitting, from left, Sybil Berman, Rosalyn Annie, Edith Grossman, Marsha Fink; standing,
from Jen: Sophie Lipsitt, Shirley Beaser, Sylvia Rosenbaum, Rose Gross, Pauline Horn,
Zelda Osdin, Florie Greenberg.
Local Churches Support
Observance of Kristallnacht
In conjunction with the com-
munitywide observance of
Kristallnacht on November 9,
a number of churches in the
area helped memorialize the
tragic anniversary by turning
their church lights on over-
night. Kristallnacht, "The
Night of the Broken Glass," is
the name given to the night of
November 9, 1938, when over
1,000 synagogues were set on
lire and destroyed in Nazi Ger-
rnany and Austria. Thousands
of Jewish businesses and fam-
ily homes were also robbed,
vandalized and burned. Jewish
cemeteries were desecrated,
hospitals were vandalized and
ninety-one Jews were mur-
Local church involvement
was offered in direct response
to a solicitation by B'nai B'rith
International in Washington,
D.C. Clergymen in this area
were contacted by
B'nai B'rith's local representa-
tive Murray Weinman. The
most important aspect of the
church participation, Wein-
man remarked "... was that
the supportive action of our
Christian brethren is reflective
of their moral leadership, their
humanity, decency and con-
cern for religious freedom.
Continued on Page 6
Young Adults
Catch Up
On Savings & Loans
Herschel Rosenthal, Presi-
dent of Flagler Federal Sav-
ings & Loan, recently spon-
sored a Young Adult Division
Business Executives Forum at
the new Flagler Federal Bank
Building on Palm Beach Lakes
Blvd. As part of the two-hour
reception on October 27, Mr.
Rosenthal spoke on the sav-
ings and loan industry and
South Florida business to the
approximately 75 profession-
als who attended.
Herschel Rosenthal
Alzheimer Program To Start
Jewish Family and Chil-
dren's Service of Palm Beach
County is pleased to announce
the start of an Alzheimer's
Disease Respite Care Pro-
gram, slated to begin soon.
The four hour groups are
scheduled to meet twice
weekly, and will offer caregiv-
ers a protective setting for
their loved ones to experience
life-enriching social contacts
and a periodic break from the
stress of full time responsibil-
ity. The program will offer
those who have memory
impairments the chance to
engage in simple social and
recreational activities, led by
trained staff and volunteers
who are understanding and
accepting of their condition.
In planning for services and
developing activities that meet
the individual needs of each
participant, we welcome the
offer of donated materials to
the agency. These might
include, but are not necessarily
limited to board games, word
games, song sheets, books,
records especially old favor-
ites art supplies, magazines,
and any additional recrea-
tional items you might have on
We appreciate your assis-
tance in our continued efforts
to provide quality care to our
In The Beginning There Was
Women's Division Invites You To
The Genesis $365 to $1199 Campaign Event Luncheon
December 5. 1988
Breakers West Country Club
Campaign Cabinet
The Palm Beach County Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign Cab-
inet met Tuesday, Nov. 1st, to educate and inform on plans for the
1988/89 campaign. Pictured above are Irving Mazer, Campaign
Chair, and Lynne Solzer, Assoc. Campaign Director.

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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 11, 1988
Electoral Fallout
Last week, the Mideast and beyond
witnessed Jordan's King Hussein apparently
attempting to influence the elections in Israel
on behalf of Labor. Last weekend, the re-
percussions from the heinous bus-bombing
suggested that Israelis would opt for a
tougher line vis-a-vis the Intifadeh, or Arab
uprising, by going for right-wing Likud.
We now know that Likud, at press time, is
more likely to be able to form a government
with the addition of seats allocated to the
religious parties. That potential alignment
portends a tougher stance on territorial issues
as well as traditional causes such as the 'Who
is a Jew?' question.
Whether a coalition government attempts
the revolving door leadership role of the
recent past or works studiously at forming a
more cooperative arrangement that would
prevent a stalemate on every level in Jeru-
salem, the goal must be to move forward as a
The peace process, of course, is the most
crucial problem that must be addressed. Once
the state decides on its priorities land for
territorial protection and/or propriety inter-
est, or concession for what it may bring in
practical terms or realpolitik then Israel
may be able to shake the lethargy born of
But, domestic bread-and-butter issues, in-
flation and consumer questions including
the healthcare system and higher education
in the financially-crisis-prone university sys-
tem all desperately need the direction and
focus of a united government.
Unfortunately, a "unity" government is not
necessarily united. And that works against
every Israeli, to the right and left.
As Israel unwinds, then, from the intensity
of its election season, the hope is that differ-
ences in style and system may be subjugated
to respect and realization that both factions
want what is best for all the people of Israel.
The Art of Words;
A World of Ideas
Jewish Book Month began with the spark of
a librarian's idea more than 60 years ago. It
was a belated response, but a most appro-
priate one, to a central focus in Jewish
intellectual and spiritual life.
What could be more appropriate to Jewry
than Jewish Book Month which begins Nov. 4
and concludes Dec. 4?
Given that the People of the Book tradition-
ally were warned away from graven art, the
art of words and the world of ideas as
described in the written word is the most
natural expression.
Come read with us during a month of
Manihin^MQod has his own ways (oidyiddist,s*yiry)
Killing for the Crime of Existence
The word "Holocaust" is now
used with seeming abandon for
any large-scale lolling of inno-
cents, and it is also used as a
propaganda tool by people
who, for example, would like
to portray the Jews as "Nazis"
because of their treatment of
the Palestinians.
I have found that many peo-
ple have great difficulty in
explaining why the Nazi cam-
paign to destroy the Jewish
people was different from all
other "holocausts."
In reading "To Mend The
World," a book by the Jewish
philosopher Emil Fackenheim,
I found a concise outline of the
distinguishing characteristics
of the Holocaust.
One-third of the entire
Jewish people were murdered.
Among this group were the
"most Jewish of Jews." Conse-
quently, Fackenheim says, the
survival of the Jewish people is
"gravely in doubt."
This may be a bit of an
overstatement, but there is no
question that the number and
"quality" of those Jews killed
had a profound impact on the
future of the Jewish people.
One never knows what con-
tribution the young victims
might have made, but we do
know that many of our peo-
ples' greatest minds and spir-
its were extinguished in the
The "Final Solution" was
designed to exterminate every
single Jewish man, woman,
and child. The only Jews who
would have conceivably sur-
vived had Hitler been victori-
ous were those who somehow
escaped discovery by the
Nazis. ____________
With the possible
exception of Gypsies,
Jews were the only
people killed for the
' 'crime'' of existence.
Jewish birth (actually,
mere evidence of "Jewish
blood") was sufficient to war-
rant the punishment of death.
Fackenheim points out that
this feature distinguished
Jews from Poles and Russians
who were killed because there
were too many of them, and
from "Aryans" who were not
singled out unless they chose
to single themselves out.
With the possible exception
of Gypsies, he notes, Jews
were the only people killed for
the "crime" of existing.
The extermination of the
Jews had no political or eco-
nomic justification. It was not
a means to any end; it was an
end in itself.
The killing of Jews was not
considered just a part of the
war effort, but equal to it;
thus, resources that could have
been used in the war were
diverted instead to the pro-
gram of extermination.
The people who carried out
the "Final Solution" were pri-
marily average citizens. Fack-
enheim calls them "ordinary
job holders with an extraordin-
ary job."
They were not perverts or
sadists. "The tone-setters," he
says "were ordinary idealists,
except that their ideals were
torture and murder."
Someone else once wrote
that Germany was the model
of civilized society. What was
perverse, then, was that the
Germans could work all day in
the camps and then go home
and reaa Schiller and Goethe
while listening to Beethoven.
There are other examples of
mass murder in human his-
tory, such as the atrocities
committed by Pol Pot in Cam-
bodia or the Turkish annihila-
tion of the Armenians.
But none of those other cata-
strophes, Fackenheim argues,
contains more than one of the
characteristics described
Jews do not need to compete
in a morbid contest as to who
has suffered the most in his-
It is important, however, for
us to be able to explain to our
children, friends and acquain-
tances why the Holocaust is a
unique part of human history.
Our demands that the vic-
tims of that catastrophe be
remembered are not based on
the failure to appreciate the
suffering of others, but rather
the recognition that the Holo-
caust must remain distinctive
because its repetition would be
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Number 36
Dr. Jeremiah Unterman is associate
professor and director of Jewish Stud-
ies at Barry University. He is the
author of the just-released "From
Repentance to Redemption."
Aside from the extremely
important ramifications of the
Israeli elections concerning
Middle East peace, the results
have hammered home a wake-
up call on the doors of Ameri-
can Jews.
It seems certain that Yitz-
hak Shamir's hard-line Likud
party and right-wing allies will
successfully form a coalition
fovernment with the Ortho-
ox Jewish parties. The Ortho-
dox have won 18 Knesset
Where persecution as a motive for immigration
did not exist, idealism did not suffice.
seats. The number of seats is
statistically significant, for it
is precisely equivalent to the
15 percent of Israel's popula-
tion which is Orthodox. In
other words, the Orthodox not
only voted en masse, but there
were no crossover votes to
non-religious parties. The
Orthodox took full advantage
of the democratic process. As
was their legal and moral
right, they eschewed the secu-
lar parties and voted only for
their own agenda. Their gain is
extraordinary as a bloc they
will represent nearly one-third
of the new coalition govern-
ment. In effect, they have
attained a degree of power
which, once experienced, likely
will never be voluntarily relin-
quished. In this, they are
hardly unique.
The Orthodox agreement
with Likud will be as follows:
a) the religious will allow the
political right to handle the
Palestinians and the intifada
(uprising) any way they want;
b) the Likud will permit the
Orthodox to accomplish their
Continued on Page 5

Wiesel Book Presented To U.N.
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) B'nai B'rith International
presented non-fiction works by Elie Wiesel to U.N.
Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar Oct. 21, as a gift
from the Jewish group to the United Nations Library.
On hand to present the books was Wiesel, a Nobel
laureate and Holocaust survivor, and Seymour Reich,
international president of the Jewish fraternal organiza-
Dr. Harris Schoenberg, director of U.N. affairs for B'nai
B'rith, said that the gift was intended to commemorate the
50th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the infamous "night of
broken glass" in Germany, when thousands of Jewish
homes and institutions were attacked and vandalized by
the Nazis.
Schoenberg pointed out that until Friday, no copies of
Wiesel's books could be found in the library here.
Theodore Freedman Dies At 66
HOUSTON (JTA) Theodore Freedman, an official of
the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, died of cancer
here Oct. 21 at age 66.
Freedman, who joined the ADL in 1949, had been
director of its European office in Rome since 1986. As
liaison with the Vatican, he organized and took part in
many conferences with Catholic leaders.
These included meetings with Pope John Paul II, which
dealt with such issues as the elimination of anti-Semitism
from religious doctrine, strengthening interfaith relations
and Vatican recognition of Israel.
Before going to Rome, Freedman was director of the
ADL's national intergroup relations division based in New
In past years, he traveled to Oberammergau in West
Germany in connection with the ADL's efforts to remove
vestiges of anti-Semitism from the Passion Play staged
'Who is Jew' Definition
More than 200 members of the International Federation
of Secular Humanistic Jews, meeting in Brussels for the
Second Biennial Conference, drafted a new definition of
"Who is a Jew?" in response to what their resolution terms
the definition "now proclaimed by some Orthodox authorit-
ies." The delegates affirmed that "a Jew is a person of
Jewish descent or any person who declares him or herself
to be a Jew and who identifies with the history, ethical
values, culture, civilization, and fate of the Jewish people."
Dies At 44
lin Hirsh, an award-winning
author-illustrator of Jewish
children's books, died here of
cancer October 17. She was 44.
Hirsh taught at New York
University's Institute of Fine
Arts and at Cooper Union.
She was the first recipient of
the Sydney Taylor Award for
Jewish Children's Literature
of the Association of Jewish
The recipient of a Ph.D. in
Indian Art History, Hirsh
applied her scholarship to
researching historical penods,
costumes and settings.
In an interview in Judaica
Book News, she once said, "If
a book does not appeal to the
non-Jewish child, it won't
appeal to the Jewish child
"The Jewish parent may
insist that the child read the
book, but if it's not appealing
to all children, it's not appeal-
ing to any particular children,
as far as I'm concerned.
Friday, November 11, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Saudis May Seek
Up To $8 Billion In Advanced
Weapons From The U.S.
Saudi Arabia is considering
asking the United States next
year to sell it $5 billion to $8
billion worth of weapons,
including F/A-18 fighter
planes, Capitol Hill sources
A fight with staunchly pro-
Israel members of Congress
would almost certainly ensue,
possibly similar to the 1981
battle over the proposed sale
of AW ACS surveillance planes
to the Saudis, which Congress
ultimately approved.
Lawmakers were outraged
this spring that Saudi Arabia
bought Chinese CSS-2 ground-
to-ground missiles capable of
reaching Israel, without
promptly informing the Rea-
gan administration.
But members of Congress
may be wary this time of
opposing a sale. Last spring,
lawmakers were stunned by
news that Britain had con-
cluded a deal with the Saudis
estimated in the tens of billions
of dollars.
Critics have pointed out that
the potential loss of jobs and
business to Americans could
be enormous.
Rep. Lawrence Smith (D-
Fla.), who often leads congres-
sional fights to block Arab
arms sales, said he was suspi-
cious of Saudi motives for
seeking the latest batch of
weapons. He noted that the
United States sold the Saudis
weapons on three occasions in
1987, as well as support equip-
ment for the AWACS this
Saudis Facing No Threat
Speaking from Hollywood,
Fla., Smith said that now that
the Iran-Iraq war is over,
there is no threat currently
facing the Saudis.
He noted that the sale of 40
F/A-18s to Kuwait in August
marked the introduction of the
advanced fighter planes to the
Arab world. At that time,
Kuwait was concerned about
protecting sea travel in the
Persian Gulf, which has since
quieted to a tenuous cease-fire.
The Saudis recently bought
72 British Tornado fighter
planes. Smith was not sure
why the Saudis would also
need F/A-18s, saying that
maybe since Kuwait got them,
it represents the "dog-chasing-
the-tail syndrome."
Smith added that if the Sau-
dis request the sale as a "lit-
mus test" of U.S. commitment
to Arab states, "the American
people should once and for all
reject this idea."
A new Saudi request would
also test campaign promises by
Massachusetts Gov. Michael
Dukakis and Vice President
George Bush that they oppose
arms sales that endanger
Israel's security.
Commenting on reports of
the new arms requests, Morris
Abram, chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions, said, "We oppose the
sale of arms sales to belliger-
ents" in the Arab world. He
added, "I cannot see why
Saudi Arabia cannot sign a
peace treaty with Israel.'
Abram said he and other
American Jewish leaders met
in September with the Saudi
ambassador to the United
States, Prince Bandar Bin Sul-
tan, but declined to reveal the
contents of that meeting.
The Washington Times
reported Oct. 24 that the new
request, to be placed by April,
could also include M-l battle
tanks, M-2 and M-3 Bradley
Fighting Vehicles, and Patriot
tactical air defense missiles
all considered less threatening
to Israel's security.
Continued from Page 4
immediate theocratic goals.
The main goal of Israeli
Orthodoxy which affects
American Jews concerns the
"Who is a Jew?" issue. The
Orthodox will demand that the
new coalition create a law that
defines a Jew only as a person
born of a Jewish mother or
converted to Judaism through
halacha (Jewish Law) as
handed down under Orthodox
jurisdiction. Among other
things, this means that only
the Orthodox definition of
Jewish identity will have valid-
ity in the State of Israel. So,
anybody who will wish to re-
ceive benefits from the state as
For American Jews,
Israel is a sometime
a Jewish citizen of Israel will
have to pass Orthodox inspec-
tion. In one fell swoop, three-
quarters of American Jewry
(the non-Orthodox) will be dis-
enfranchised. No Reform or
Conservative rabbinic conver-
sions, marriages, or divorces
will be valid in rabbinic courts
in Israel.
Predictably, American Jews
are reacting already with cries
of outrage. Their anger is just-
ified. After all, aren't they also
Zionists? Haven't they given
greatly of their money, time,
and energy in political and
social action on behalf of
Israel? Don't they make trips
to Israel every year in the
hundreds of thousands,
thereby pouring tens of mil-
lions of dollars more into the
desperate Israeli economy?
Ana is this the thanks they
get? The answer to most of
these questions is "yes," but
not to all.
American Jews must force
themselves to face up to two
salient facts:
American Jews are not
Zionists. Many American Jews
care passionately about Israel
and give unstintingly of what-
ever they have to Israel, but
that doesn't make them Zion-
ists. The 19th and 20th cen-
tury founders of the various
Zionist ideologies and their
successor-leaders of the State
of Israel, and all had one over-
riding definition of a Zionist.
To them all (Herzl, Ben-
Gurion, and Golda Meir in-
cluded), a Zionist is a Jew who
has already permanently set-
tled in the Land of Israel or
who is in the process of doing
so. Period. If in recent times
one or two Israeli leaders have
called American Jews "Zion-
ists," it is only for the cynical
purpose of extracting political
and monetary support. Simi-
larly, universities give degrees
to people of wealth or power.
The difference is that these
degrees are specifically enti-
tled "honorary." Flattery
works, of course. However, for
American Jews to appropriate
the label "Zionists" for them-
selves is dishonest. You can't
be a Zionist and willfully live in
America. At the best Ameri-
can Jews are "honorary Zion-
ists." "
The truth is that less than
one percent (about 50,000) of
American Jews (approxi-
mately six million) have made
aliyah to Israel. In 1987 some
2,000 American Jews made
aliyah (of which at least half
were Orthodox). Hardly an
overwhelming indication of
American Jews have no one
to blame for their disenfran-
Israeli policy. More than that,
Likud, with disdain of Pales-
tinian civil rights, would never
have come to power. Why
didn't American Jews immi-
grate in greater numbers?
There are many reasons: the
good life of American democ-
racy, the desire to stay close to
family and friends, the fear of
losing a child in a war with the
Arabs. For vast numbers the
answer is simple: materialism.
Life is physically more com-
fortable in the United States.
The reality is that American Jews opted out of
Israeli democracy by not immigrating there.
chisement but themselves. One
can hardly blame the Orthodox
Israelis for working with the
democratic process. Indeed,
these elections once again
prove that Israel is a democ-
racy, perhaps the most demo-
cratic democracy there is (just
as Israel's kibbutzim represent
the most communistic com-
munism, except for those who
have prostituted themselves
for cheap Palestinian labor).
The fifteen parties partici-
pating in the new Knesset
range all over the spectrum
from communistic to radical
right, secular to ultra-
religious, Arab and Israeli. By
contrast, Washington's unifor-
mity is colorless (one only has
to consider the morally and
intellectually insulting nature
of the recent presidential
The reality is that American
Jews opted out of Israeli
democracy by not immigrating
there. Had ten percent across
the board of American Jewry's
six million made aliyah, nay
even five percent, the Ortho-
dox would not have attained
enough influence to dictate
Where persecution as a motive
for immigration did not exist,
idealism did not suffice. Zion-
ism could not compete with the
"fleshpots" of America. Israel,
for American Jews (and for
yordim, Israeli emigrants), is a
sometime lover, but we main-
tain separate apartments,
thank you. For the Orthodox
and non-Orthodox Israeli,
Israel is a marriage a total
not partial commitment.
What of the future relation-
ship of American Jews and
Israel? Perhaps there will be a
small, temporary drop-off in
monetary and political com-
mitment. However, since the
American Jews do not, in any
case, immigrate in significant
numbers to Israel, and since
Israel is the key to the Ameri-
can Jewish identity, the same
level of partial commitment
that exists now will most prob-
ably continue. After the anger
subsides, and the shame.
For, in the final analysis,
American Jews need Israel
more than Israel needs Ameri-
can Jews.
A rude awakening, indeed.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 11, 1988
Breakfast and a trunk show of new designs by Diane Freis entertained mothers of the Jewish
Community Day School and Jewish Community Center Pre-School students on October 28 at
the Lord & Taylor Cafe. Sponsored by the Women's Division of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, the mothers were invited for coffee and conversation and to learn more
about the Jewish Federation, Women's Division and the local community. Pictured above are
Committee members and Co-Chairs: Sitting, from left: Bonnie Patipa, Rhonda Shore,
Co-Chair; standing, from left: Sharon Lerner, Amy Jonas, Co-Chair, Erie Abrams,
Co-Chair, Donna Krasner, Sandi Rosen, WD Education VP, Debbie Schwarzberg, Nina
Gerson, Marine Benjamin.
Day School/
From left, Erie Abrams, Coffee Outreach
Co-Chair, Rhonda Shore, Co-Chair, Amy
Jonas, WD Outreach Vice President, Sheila
Engelstein, WD Campaign Chair, Carol
Greenbaum, WD President.
Sitting, from left: Amy Jonas, Estra Tannenbaum, Debbie Stern, Sharon Lerner; standing,
from left, Phyllis Rose, Jean Beck, Rozanne Sehayik, Betty Seldin, Beth Spitz.
Sitting, from left: Celia Wilner, WD Asst. Director, Judy Berotti, Patti Abramson, Sandra
Tannenbaum; standing, from left: Joanne Cass, Susan Scheinert, Stephanie Kleiner, Suzy
Cohen, Faye Nelson, WD Director, SueEUen Beryl, Marilyn Kligler.
Israel Election Review
2.8 million voters were eligible
to cast ballots at nearly 5,000
polling stations all over Israel.
According to early reports,
voter turnout was higher than
expected, running close to the
80 percent level of the last
elections in 1984.
Dry weather and sunny skies
helped bring the voters out.
The polling stations opened at
7 a.m. local time and closed at
10 p.m.
More than 7,000 police offi-
cers were on special duty
around the country to main-
tain order. They had little
work to do.
Minor scuffles were
reported, mainly between rival
ultra-Orthodox groups. Five
religious parties were compet-
ing for votes.
Two residents of the Israeli
Arab village of Jisr e-Zarka
were slightly injured when
shots were fired, reportedly in
a political quarrel.
In the ultra-Orthodox town-
ship of Bnei Brak, the man-
ager of a home for the aged
was accused of "borrowing"
the identity cards of several
elderly residents in order to
vote more than once.
Some religious parties
accused supporters of the Cha-
bad Hasidic movement in Jeru-
salem of illegal electioneering
at the polls.
The Hasidim were urging all
males to don tefillin before
entering the voting booth.
The Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County
Encourages You to Join
Your Local Synagogue
Council of Jewish Federations to Open
Southeast Office
The Council of Jewish Federations (CJF) will open a
southeast office effective January 1, 1989. Based in
Atlanta, the office will serve the Florida and Southeast
Intermediate Federations and will be staffed by Barry
Swartz, who has served as consultant to communities in
Pennsylvania and the southeast U.S. for the past three
years for CJF.
Continued from Page 2
orary doctorate by the presi-
dent of the university. In her
acceptance speech, Mrs.
Thatcher emphasized the
importance of Israel and the
Hebrew University.
Dr. Edelstein was extremely
impressed by the strength of
Mrs. Thatcher's support. He
said he hopes that the work of
the Hebrew University will
continue to enhance Israel's
standing and support in the
international community.
Continued from Page 3
They also expressed their
revulsion aroused by Kristall-
nacht barbarism and its ensu-
ing evils."
The local churches which
participated in the Kristall-
nacht observance were: Cal-
vary Church, Calvary Temple
Assembly of God, Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church, Metropoli-
tan Community Church, Roan-
oke Baptist Church, St. Chris-
topher's Episcopal Church,
Union Congregational Church
United Methodist Church and
Wagg Memorial United
Methodist Church.
B'nai B'rith International
aJid the Palm Beach Regional
Board of B'nai B'rith, along
with the entire Jewish com-
munity, express their sincere
appreciation to these church
leaders for their demonstra-
tion of unity and friendship
with our Jewish community
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Streamlining of Jewish Agency
JERUSALEM (JTA) Two leaders of the Jewish
Agency for Israel expounded on its programs and problems
to an audience of Americans here whose institutions
provide more than half of its annual budget.
Simcha Dinitz, who chairs the World Zionist Organiza-
tion-Jewish Agency Executive, and Mendel Kaplan, chair-
man of the Jewish Agency's Board of Governors,
addressed 926 American delegates here.
They were participating in the United Jewish Appeal's
50th anniversary Jubilee Mission to Israel. It is the hope of
Dinitz and Kaplan that they will carry the Jewish Agency's
message back to their home communities.
Youth Fellowships Program
The Edgar M. Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel a
program that will send 25 outstanding high-school students
to Israel for five weeks next summer to learn about the
land and its people is now accepting applications for
1989. The Fellowships, a program of the Samuel Bronfman
Foundation, cover travel, room and board and incidentals,
and are awarded solely on the basis of merit.
High school students in the United States and Canada
who will be seniors next fall (September 1989) may obtain
application forms and information by writing or calling the
Edgar M. Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, 375 Park
Avenue, New York, NY 10152; telephone (212) 766-1526,
or (518) 465-6575.
SHAMIR Offices Opens in New York
"SHAMIR," the Association of Jewish Religious Scien-
tists and Professionals from the Soviet Union has opened
offices in New York City. The goal of this organization is to
"ensure the survival of Soviet Jews as Jews within the
Soviet Union, in Israel and in the Diaspora.
Established in 1972 by Professor Herman Branover,
professor and innovator in the field of magneto-hydro
dynamics and the first Jewish doctor of science and full
professor allowed to leave the USSR, "SHAMIR" set out
to create Jewish awareness within the Soviet Union
through the promotion of Jewish education.
Compassionate healthy seniors citizens to provide
assistance to families taking care of a loved-one with a
memory impairment. No prior experience needed. No
traveling required. $4 an hour salary.
Jewish Family and Children's Service is a non-profit
agency, providing this non-denominational County-
wide program.
The Century Village UJ A/Jewish Federation Campaign
Rabbi Richard Rocklin
of Lake Worth Jewish Center
Aharon Doron, Major General (Ret.)
Special Israeli Consultant to
Florida Region of United Jewish Appeal
Cantor David Feuer
of Temple Emanu-EI
in a cantorial concert
November 15,1988
Century Village Clubhouse
10 a.m.
For information, contact Dr. Lester Silverman
Director of Leisure and Retirement Communities
Jewish Federation, 832-2120
Friday, November 11, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Reagan Says U.S. Won't Sign
Until Soviets Improve Rights
President Reagan has reaf-
firmed his position that the
United States will not sign a
concluding document at the
ongoing conference of 35
nations in Vienna until the
Soviet Union puts promised
human rights improvements
into practice.
"We will not compromise on
our human rights principles in
order to conclude the Vienna
meeting," Reagan said in a
letter to Pamela Cohen, presi-
dent of the Union of Councils
for Soviet Jews, and Micah
Naftalin, its national director.
The president's letter, dated
Oct. 20 was in a response to a
letter Cohen and Naftalin sent
Reagan last month urging that
the United States not sign the
concluding document until the
USSR had lived up to its com-
They requested specifically
that the Soviet Union make
changes in the laws easing
emigration restrictions.
The 35-nation Conference on
Security and Cooperation in
Europe has been dealing
largely with Soviet and East
European compliance with the
human rights provisions of the
Helsinki accords.
The conference must end
with a concluding document on
human rights before East-
West negotiations can start on
reducing conventional forces
in Europe.
While West European coun-
tries are supporting the strong
U.S. position on human rights,
they appear more willing than
the United States to accept
some recent steps by the Sovi-
ets improvements as a reason
to conclude the conference and
begin the conventional arms
In Moscow, West German
Chancellor Helmut Kohl said
at the end of three days of
talks with Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev that he
received a promise that all
Soviet political prisoners will
be released by the end of the
This has been one of the
major issues raised by the
West in Vienna.
Addressing the issue of Jew-
ish emigration specifically, the
president said that "an
increase in numbers is not
enough. We must see an end to
unfair restrictions and unwar-
ranted refusals.
"Long-term refuseniks held
for seemingly arbitrary rea-
sons must be granted exit per-
Reagan also promised that
"the calendar will not hold us
hostage to an acceptable
agreement." The administra-
tion reportedly wants to con-
clude the conference before it
leaves office Jan. 20.
When this was asked dir-
ectly of Rozanne Ridgway,
assistant secretary of state for
European and Canadian
affairs, she said the United
States plans to stay in Vienna
until there is a successful
agreement even if it has to be
left to the next administration
to conclude.
Wednesday, December 7, 1988
Temple Beth El
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Announces a Meeting on
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Erwin H. Blonder
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Center Motivates, Educates Israel's Elderly
UJA Press Service
The generation that founded
the kibbutzim and built
Israel have been overtaken by
their children and grandchild-
ren. What is the place of the
old-timer on the kibbutz today
in the eyes of these younger
generations and in their own
Or try this one. Chaim has
worked all his life and, at 65,
he is still an active, capable
man. But company policy for
his age is compulsory retire-
ment, and later this year he
will have no job.
Or one more: statistics show
the likelihood of being injured
at home is greater for the
elderly than for any other age
group. Is there anything old
people can do to protect them-
Each of these topics is
examined in short films
from the library of Israel's
Mobile Audio-Visual Center
for the Elderly. The Center,
created 10 years ago by the
American-Jewish Joint Distri-
bution Committee-Brookdale
Institute of Gerontology in
Jerusalem, is the cornerstone
of a JDC program to represent
the needs, interests, and con-
cerns of Israel's aging com-
munity. In the past decade, the
Center has reached more than
a quarter of a million people
over-65 in clubs, community
centers, homes for the aging,
kibbutzim and Arab villages in
every part of Israel.
"We have a number of con-
crete objectives," says the
Center director, Moshe Vonas.
"One is to enhance the self-
image of older people and pro-
vide them with opportunities
for airing their concerns, prob-
lems and feelings about grow-
ing old ideally, motivating
Residents in the Tirat Hacarmel Day-Care Center in northern Israel receive individual
attention from the caring staff. The United Jewish Appeal/Federation Campaign, through
the JDC, is helping Israel care for its rapidly aging population.
UJA Preg Service Photo/Liaa Pleskow
them toward a positive
approach to aging.
"A second thrust is to give
them specific information they
need and have difficulty get-
ting from any other source
about subjects such as nutri-
tion, road and home safety,
physical exercise and National
nsurance Institute benefits
for the aging."
In Israel, as all over the
world, the aging population
has become one of the fastest
growing sectors of society. By
the end of the century, Israel is
expected to have proportion-
ately the largest group of peo-
ple over-75 anywhere. Rapidly
expanding numbers of older
people represent a social phe-
nomenon without historical
The Center, weaned from
the Brookdale Institute in
Likud MK Buried
JERUSALEM (JTA) Micha Reiser, a Likud Knesset
member, was buried at Kiryat Shaul cemetery in Tel Aviv.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir and Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres were among the several thousand mourners who
attended his funeral.
1981 to become a permanent
independent part of the Israel
scene, believes it has an
By the end of the
century, Israel is
expected to have
proportionately the
largest group of
people over-75
important role to play in disse-
minating information and
counteracting long-held ster-
eotypes about the aging, which
can distort wise policy-making.
It is still funded by the JDC,
with the support of the United
Jewish Appeal/Federation
Campaign. Eshel, the Associa-
tion for Planning and Develop-
ment of Services for the Aged,
is now involved in the Center's
"We operate from a spe-
cially equipped van containing
a closed-circuit television sys-
tem and facilities for screening
film and videotape," explains
Yonas. "We're busy all day,
every day, in Golden Age
clubs, reaching every part of
the country. At each stop, we
show a short film, and follow it
with a discussion led by a
trained Center professional.
Issues dealt with range from
correct drug usage, to an
annual Dead Sea holiday camp
for the aging, to kindergarten
encounters between infants
and pensioners."
The Center also addresses
those who come in contact
with the elderly doctors,
nurses and physiotherapists,
social workers and psycholo-
gists, school teachers and
school children.
Ground Breaking
Continued from Page 1
is built. He would like to use it
for recreation, social and cul-
tural activities. "I'm very anx-
ious to get it going already,"
he said. "I know plenty of
people who are just waiting."
For Nancy Sims, the Judaic
activities oi the Center are a
priority. "I hope it will pull the
community together a little
more," she said. "It will be
nice to belong to a center that
includes Jews from every
branch of the religion and from
all parts of the county. It's so
easy to remain segregated and
lose touch with others in the
The Campus Building Com-
mittee has been meeting regu-
larly to review plans and make
revisions and the Fundraising
Committee has been reacti-
vated and is ready to reestab-
lish a full campaign to raise
approximately $6 million,
which is necessary for the pro-
ject. With fully community
support, it is only a matter of
time before the Campus build-
ing is underway and that much
closer to completion.
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religious establishment is
under court order to facilitate
marriages within the Ethio-
pian Jewish community.
Israel's High Court of Jus-
tice gave the Ministry of Reli-
gious Affairs 90 days, October
23, to establish an "Institute
for the Heritage of Ethiopian
Jewry" to settle controversies
surrounding Ethiopian mar-
The court, acting on the
appeal of Beita Israel, the
organization of Ethiopian
immigrants, also criticized the
ministry for foot-dragging on
the issue.
The problem arose when the
Chief Rabbinate refused to
Conservative Call
For Resistance
ers of Judaism's Conservative
movement decried the results
of Israel's election and called
on the major parties to estab-
lish a government that would
not have to accede to demands
by the Orthodox political bloc.
"The elections have dramati-
cally demonstrated the weak-
ness of the present electoral
system, which permits extrem-
ists parties, representing a
small minority ofthe total pop-
ulation, to extort political, reli-
gious and financial concessions
in exchange for their support
of one of the major parties,"
the Council of Conservative
Leaders said in a statement
released here.
The statement was signed by
the leaders of eight major Con-
servative organizations,
including Dr. Ismar Schorsch,
chancellor of the Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary; Rabbi Albert
Lewis, president of the Rab-
binical Assembly; and Franklin
Kreutzer, president of the
United Synagogue of America.
The statement is a response
to the strong showing in last
Tuesday's election by Israel's
Orthodox parties, which
together won 18 seats in the
120-member Knesset.
Representing the balance of
power between the rival Labor
and Likud blocs, the religious
Earties are demanding that a
iw that would serve to dele-
fitimize non-Orthodox Jewish
enominations in Israel be
adopted by a governing coali-
The likeliest ally of the four
religious parties that gained
Knesset seats is Prime Minis-
ter Yitzhak Shamir's Likud
Despite Shamir's reassur-
ances that he does not forsee
"any decisive changes" in
Israeli religious life, American
Jews are worried that the next
government will bow to the
rthodox pressure to amend
Israel's Law of Return to rec-
ognize only those conversions
performed by an Orthodox
Continued on Page 18
recognize the marriages of
Jewish immigrants from Ethi-
opia, unless the couples under-
went special conversion rites.
The Ethiopian Jews who are
devout took offense to that
After a sit-down of several
days' duration outside the rab-
binate headquarters in Jerusa-
lem in October 1985, a settle-
ment was reached.
The Ethiopians, the Religi-
ous Affairs Ministry and the
Chief Rabbinate Council
agreed to set up the heritage
institute, which would rule in
cases where the Jewish
authenticity of an Ethiopian
immigrant was questioned.
But the institute has yet to be
Friday, November 11, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
"Who Is A Jew" Drive
Worries U.S. Groups
NEW YORK (JTA) The attempt of Israel's religious parties
to resurrect the "Who is a Jew" amendment in coalition-building
negotiations with Likud and the Labor Party is causing deep
concern among major American Jewish organizations.
In separate cables sent after the religious parties' stunning
success in the elections became apparent, Zionist and religious
organizations here urged Likud leader Yitzhak Shamir and
Labor leader Shimon Peres not to allow "Who is a Jew" to
become a bargaining chip.
Their concerns were heightened when all but one of the
Orthodox parties said they would not be willing to participate in
a government unless the ruling party guaranteed that the
Knesset would pass the amendment.
The amendment would change Israel's definition of a Jew to
exclude people who are converted according to the standards of
Reform or Conservative Judaism.
The Knesset has rejected the amendment over the past 10
years, saying it would delegitimize and thereby alienate Dias-
pora Jews, especially the clear majority or affiliated American
Jews who are either Reform or Conservative.
Dr. Samuel I. Cohen, executive
vice president, Jewish
National Fund, has been
appointed a member ofthe exec-
utive board ofthe Conference of
Jewish Communal Service. He
has also been invited to join the
agency's Israel Committee,
which promotes interaction
between Israeli and U.S. pro-
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Singles, Sex and
the Jewish Meat Market
Final Ballot Count
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
DR. Sol Gordon knows the
ploys that usually lead to
unsuccessful relationships and
marriages. The 65-year-old
California author's 15th book,
"Why Love is Not Enough,"
urges singles to avoid social
"meat markets."
Gordon's book, released Oct.
15 by Bob Adams, Inc. publish-
ers (in paperback, $6.95), came
from an Orthodox family and
considers his book geared tow-
ard lost Jewish values.
"The most important thing
is that Jews are becoming like
everyone else," Gordon
claims. They are becoming
"assimilated and taking on a
lot of the negative aspects of
contemporary society. We in
the Jewish community need to
rethink what it is we have to
do to encourage more stable
Jews, Gordon asserts, are no
different than the general
society as far as marital suc-
cess and failure. "About half of
all Jewish contemporary mar-
riages break up in five years.
The old tradition of Jews being
more stable in family life is
definitely threatened and
doesn't represent what
actually happens in life."
Gordon, himself, lives and
writes books with his wife of
35 years. They have a grown
son. From 1970 to 1986, he
was a professor of Child and
Family Studies at Syracuse
University and previously
taught at Yeshiva University.
Now, his days are devoted to
traveling and lecturing.
Dr. Sol Gordon
Sexuality and relationships
are his hot topics. The best
place to meet people is at
places where 'mitzvahs' can
also be performed he says. He
suggests joining synagogue
study groups or federations,
groups, getting involved with
politics and doing volunteer
Gordon says it's "OK" not to
have sex or live with a partner
before marriage and, as far as
he is concerned, he'd rather
not see anyone in a meat mar-
ket situation or accepting blind
Gordon goes into detail in his
book about sexual behavior
which is inappropriate and
leads to break-up of relation-
"Sex early in a relationship
always spoils it," Gordon
But the main theme of the
book, he states, is this: "You
can be madly in love with
someone who turns out to be a
totally inappropriate marriage
partner. You could be sexually
attracted to someone who is
not even suitable for conversa-
tion. In other words, the deci-
sion to be married cannot be
based on love and sex. It's OK
to be in love with someone and
it's OK to be sexually attracted
to someone, but that's not
enough of a foundation for
Besides love and sex, the
decision to marry should be a
"rational, intellectual deci-
sion." He lists a number of
things couples considering
marriage should discuss, not-
ing that they usually don't:
finances, lifestyle, children, in-
laws, and maintaining mutual
or non-mutual friends, for
"MANY couples spend more
time planning for the wedding
than discussing anything vital
for the future of the marri-
age," he laments.
"Unfortunately there are
two kinds (of love) mature
and immature ...
"A mature relationship is
energizing, an immature rela-
tionship is exhausting. In a
mature relationship, you want
to please each other. In an'
immature relationship, at least
Continued on Page 12
Labor Party and the Likud
each appear to have gained a
Knesset seat in the final tally
of votes cast Nov. 1 in Israel s
nationwide parliamentary
elections. The losers appear to
be the two non-Zionist parties
supported chiefly by Israel s
Arab community.
An unofficial breakdown of
the final results was
announced, after ballots cast
by soldiers and by Israeli mer-
chant seamen abroad were
A total of 2,283,123 valid
votes were cast in the elec-
tions. They were split among
27 parties, 15 of which made it
into the 12th Knesset.
The key for winning a Knes-
set seat was 18,563 votes, or
one-120th of the total number
of votes cast.
Three new parties that had
shown promise according to
pre-election public opinion
polls failed to win the mini-
mum required. They are the
Pensioners, which won 16,674
votes; Meimad, a moderate
religious party, 15,783 votes;
and Laor, 14,182 votes.
The poorest showing of all
was by the Ahdut list of Victor
Tayar, which garnered 446
Here is the number of seats
won by each party, followed by
the number of votes cast for it
(in parentheses):
Likud 40 seats (709,305
Labor 39 (685,363)
Shas 6 (107,709)
Agudat Yisrael 5
Citizens Rights Movement -
5 (97,513)
National Religious Party 5
Hadash Communists 4
Tehiya 3 (70,730)
Mapam 3 (56,345)
Tsomet 2 (45,489)
Moledet 2 (44,174)
Center-Shinui Movement -
2 (39,538)
Degel HaTorah 2 (34,279)
Progressive List for Peace
- 1 (33,695)
Arab Democratic Party 1
Nazi Indicted
PARIS (JTA) The man
who was governor of the Bor-
deaux region during the Nazi
occupation of France was
indicted for his role in the
mass deportations of French
Jews from that area between
1942 and 1944.
Maurice Sabatier, 91, faces
charges of "crimes against
humanity." His subordinate,
Maurice Papon, 79, was simi-
larly charged in June, but his
indictment was announced
only in October.
They were the No. 1 and No.
2 men respectively of the
Vichy regime in Bordeaux.
The investigating magistrate
is reported to have told Sabat-
ier's lawyers that regardless of
his advanced age, his indict-
ment is necessary in order to
Continued on Page 12
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Of Survival
Friday, November 11, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Nobel Prize laureate Elie
Wiesel, who has brought stor-
ies of the Holocaust to people
all over the world, will share
his own personal story in "A
Conversation With Elie Wie-
sel" on WPBT/Channel 2 Wed-
nesday, Nov. 16, at 10 p.m.
The program will be repeated
Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m.
In the one hour documen-
tary, Wiesel recounts his jour-
ney through the Holocaust in
personal terms, compelling
viewers to remember forever
the unprecedented tragedy.
"As long as we remember
there is a chance," he says in
the film. "I do not think we
should remember for the sake
of the dead; it is too late. We
must remember for the sake of
the future ... for our chil-
Wiesel describes his child-
hood journey from Sighet, his
native town in Hungary, to the
death camps of Auschwitz and
Buchenwald. Afterwards, one
of the few survivors of the
Nazi effort to eliminate Jews
and other minority groups, he
moved to France where he
became a journalist. Today, he
the writer, philosopher and
teacher lives in Manhattan and
is chairman of the U.S. Holo-
caust Memorial Council.
"A Conversation With Elie
Elie Wiesel
Wiesel" has already been
shown on television in West
Germany, Sweden, Denmark
and the Netherlands. The larg-
est daily newspaper in Sweden
called the program "an out-
standing portrait Elie Wiesel,
one of this year's great TV
events ... a masterpeice."
The film was produced and
directed by Erwin Leiser, who
was born in Berlin but fled to
Sweden in 1938. Leiser is
internationally known for his
portrayals of Nazi Germany
such as "Mein Kampf
Hitler's Rise to Power," "Mur-
der through Signature" about
the war crimes of Adolf
Eichmann, and "Life After
Survival," the story of survi-
vors of the Holocaust.
November 9 and 10, 1988 marked the 50th anniversary of Kristallnaehi acts of unbelievable
barbarism by a "cultured" society, and a precursor to the Holocaust. Within 24 hours, throughout
Germany and Austria, synagogues erupted in flames, Jewish businesses were destroyed, Jews
were murdered, and Torah scrolls and other sacred books were burnt.
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celebration of the 40th anniversary of Jewish statehood, joined the
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Jerusalem Peace Forest.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 11, 1988
B'nai B'rith Visit
Pollard In Prison
George L. Spectre, Associate
Director of the International
Council of B'nai B'rith, the
first representative of a Jew-
ish organization to receive offi-
cial permission to meet with
the imprisoned Anne Hender-
son-Pollard, spoke with Mrs.
Henderson-Pollard for six
hours at the federal correc-
tions facility in Danbury, Con-
necticut, on October 13. Mrs.
Henderson-Pollard has served
23 months of two concurrent
five-year sentences for being
an accessory after the fact to
passing classified information
to a foreign power. Her hus-
band, Jonathan Jay Pollard, is
serving a life sentence for
passing that information to
agents of Israel.
According to Mr. Spectre,
Mrs. Henderson-Pollard, who
appeared weak, thin and frail,
claims that the medical treat-
ment she has received in the
three institutions where she
has been incarcerated has been
inadequate, and she is denied
examinations by specialists in
her disease from Yale and
Johns Hopkins Universities.
She said she is required to
work fulltime, despite suffer-
ing from intestinal, opthalmo-
logical and gynecological prob-
lems. She also complained of
excessive restrictions on per-
sonal visits and on mail and
phone contacts with the out-
side world, including relatives.
She told Mr. Spectre that she
has no privacy in conversa-
tions with lawyers and rabbis.
She asked Mr. Spectre to
convey the following requests:
that she be allowed to see
specialists for her illness; that
restrictions on her access to
relatives, friends and the pub-
lic be lifted; that she be
granted community custody
(furlough privileges); and that
her husband be transferred
from the federal penitentiary
for hardened criminals in Mar-
ion, Illinois, to Danbury, and
that she be allowed to see him.
Mrs. Henderson-Pollard also
asked for the "support and
understanding of the Jewish
community," their cards and
letters and the right to receive
them, and help in pressing her
demands for proper medical
attention. Her attorneys are
[mrsuing several avenues of
egal appeal, and she expres-
sed the hope that she would be
released "to lead a productive
life" in society. "I am not
benefiting anyone sitting
here," said Mrs. Henderson-
Seymour D. Reich, Interna-
tional President of
B'nai B'rith, said that B'nai
B'rith would continue to moni-
tor Mrs. Henderson-Pollard's
condition. "At issue here for
B'nai B'rith is not the legal
aspects of her case, but the
quality of her medical care,"
said Mr. Reich.
Alan Greenspan, left, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board,
and Gilbert M. Grosvenor, right, president of the National
Geographic Society, were honored at the Appeal of Conscience
Foundation annual dinner. Greenspan was honored "for his
vision and understanding of the world economic order in its
human dimension and as a basis for international cooperation."
Grosvenor was cited as an "advocate of education and geography
who, through the commitment of the National Geographic Society
. has advanced understanding of social and cultural values."
Gallanter Named To AJCongress
NEW YORK CITY Martin Gallanter, former director
of overseas programs for United Jewish Appeal, has been
named director of communications and assistant executive
director of the American Jewish Congress.
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press charges against Papon.
Both are accused by Nazi-
hunter Serge Klarsfeld and
many surviving Jews of having
helped the Nazis identify and
arrest local Jews, who were
subsequently deported to
death camps in Eastern
Sabatier has claimed repeat-
edly that he secretly helped
many Jews and resistance
fighters escape. When Gen.
Charles deGaulle's Free
French forces liberated the
Bordeaux region in 1944,
Sabatier was suspended from
office for four days while his
file was examined. He was
subsequently appointed
inspector general of the
Defense Ministry.
Papon went on to serve as
budget minister in the govern-
ment under former President
Valery Giscard d'Estaing. He
was Paris' longest serving
police chief before that.
Continued from Page 10
one partner is interested in
pleasing only him or herself.
"In a mature relationship,
you tend to be nice in general,
such as to your parents,
siblings, and the family dog. In'
the immature relationship, you
have a tendency to be mean to
people in general, family,
friends, parents and the family
GORDON is not optimistic
about the Jewish social scene.
"I think the number of people
marrying the wrong person
inappropriately is getting
worse," he suggests. "What
we really need to do in our
synagogues and day schools is
to promote healthy attitudes
about love and sexuality." He
is encouraged that singles ser-
vices for Jews are increasing,
but warns against such ser-
vices which he says, "mimic
general singles services, which
are sophisticated meat mar-
kets and encourage people to
relate on the basis of appear-
The stable marriage, Gordon
asserts, involves "compro-
mise, commitment, loving a
person even when they're not
lovable and coping with incom-
patability." He lists the 10
most important things in a
healthy relationship: intimacy,
first; sense of humor, second;
communication, third. Sex is
number nine and sharing
household tasks is tenth.
"WHEN sex becomes 'one'
or 'two,' the relationship is
doomed," Gordon declares.
"It's perfectly OK to wait to
marriage to have sex. Very
few Jews do. Only 20 percent
of the women wait," le says
citing data he has co lected.
"Less than 10 percent of cou-
ples both Jewish and non-
Jewish are both virgins on
their wedding night," he said,
adding that in the case of
Orthodox relationships, the
numbers of waiting until mar-
riage are much higher.
Chinese Delegation
Looking, Not Talking
nese trade delegation visiting
Israel for the first time has
proven to be extremely media
The seven-member group
evaded reporters after landing
at Ben-Gurion Airport.
They then disappeared from
Sheba government hospital in
Tel Hashomer the next morn-
ing upon spotting a large
group of news reporters wait-
ing to talk to them.
The Chinese are reportedly
interested in medical equip-
ment and machinery. Their
inspection tour of the hospital
has been rescheduled and will
be conducted in secret.
The delegation, the first
from the People's Republic of
China to come to Israel using
Chinese passports, is headed
by Lo Chi Min, a Chinese
businessman who holds Bel-
gian citizenship but has exten-
sive ties with Peking.
The Chinese government has
been making great efforts to
downplay the visit, and the
Israelis are also stressing its
unofficial nature.
Nevertheless, both countries
seem to be treading softly to-
ward some form of commercial
contact, with the possibility of
more significant relations in
the offing.
There have been reports
recently that Israeli officials
have made clandestine visits to
China. The highest-ranking
Israeli said to have gone to
Peking is Avraham Tamir of
the Foreign Ministry.
JERUSALEM Nessim Goon, president of the World Sephardi
Federation, played host to Israel's Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres (at breakfast) and Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir (at
lunch) during the Federation's top-leadership meeting here. Goon
presented the two Israeli leaders with a "Platform for Social
Justice" adopted by the Sephardi Federation calling for the
pursuit of peace, election reform, and improvements in programs
of education, health, housing and absorption, specifically in
development towns where many Sephardim in Israel live. (Photo:
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Synopsis Of The Weekly Torah Portion
... "And his father Isaac said unto him: 'Come near now, and
kiss me, my son'... And he smelXed the smell of his raiment, and
blessed him
(Gen. t7.26-t7).
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Isaac prayed to God on her behalf, she bore twin boys Esau and
Jacob Esau grew up a hunter, Jacob an upright dweller in tents.
AnA iy,'. E8^et"r,n,ed from the field very hungry, and
disdainfully sold his "elder son" birthright to Jacob for a pot of
lentil soup. Isaac was old and blind and likely to die soorT He
called Esau and instructed him to prepare Isaac's favorite dishes,
that he might bless him before nis death. However, Rebekah who
favored Jacob for his superior merits, arranged for Jacob to
secure his father's coveted blessing instead of his elder brother
f earing Esau s revenge and anxious lest Jacob marry a
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Jacob marry one of his uncle Laban's daughters

Friday. November 11, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
Established Hate Groups r ~ _.
Link up with skin Heads Reagan Signs Genocide Bill
Violence-prone neo-Nazi youth
gangs known as Skinheads
have been co-opted by veteran
adult hate groups all over the
United States, according to a
report made public here by the
Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith.
The shaven-head youths
wear Nazi insignia and engage
in violence against blacks,
Hispanics, Jews, Asians and
They have been recruited by
the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi
and white supremacist organi-
zations in 21 states ~ up from
12 states only six months ago.
Membership nationwide is
now estimated at 2,000, com-
pared to 1,000 to 1,500 shown
in a previous ADL study last
Skinhead gangs have partici-
pated in virtually every recent
important hate movement
rally, march and conference in
the nation, the ADL report
California has the highest
incidence and highest level of
their criminal activity, accord-
ing to ADL national director
Abraham Foxman.
The report, prepared by the
fact-finding department of the
ADL's Civil Rights Division,
was released at the opening of
the ADL's five-day National
Executive Committee meeting
at the Century Plaza Hotel
The report, culled from the
ADL's 31 regional offices, sin-
gled out the California-based
White Aryan Resistance
headed by former Klan Grand
Dragon Tom Metzger as pro-
genitor of the most active, best
organized Skinhead group in
Metzger uses national televi-
sion to preach an unrestrained
brand of racism and anti-
The report also offered evi-
dence that the Skinheads have
joined forces with other hate
groups mainly the KKK
in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennes-
see and Texas.
The Aryan Nation, an Idaho-
based paramilitary group that
promotes white supremacy
and anti-Semitism is also a
recruiter of Skinheads.
Foxman cautioned that all
youths with shaven heads or
closely cropped hair are not
neo-Nazis or racists.
The report cited several
cases in which Skinheads have
been arrested for racially moti-
vated crimes. Most of them
involved assaults on blacks.
However, in Atlanta, two
Skinheads, age 16 and 17,
were tried and convicted of
scrawling 50 swastikas on the
walls of a yeshiva high school
last March.
Highlights of the ADL meet-
ing here include addresses by
Israeli Ambassador Moshe
Arad, a forum on black-Jewish
relations, and an analysis of
the role of the courts in the
political process.
Religious Demands
Continued from Page 1
religious by-laws that the
courts would uphold. They
would affect individual activi-
ties and lifestyles.
Legislation to increase
government assistance to
large families the Orthodox
have the highest birthrate
among Israeli Jews and
enforce public Sabbath observ-
ance and other religious ritu-
The aboliton of daylight-
saving time, which the strictly
observant say throws off their
prayer schedule.
The NRP, with five Knesset
seats, wants three portfolios,
including education and religi-
ous affairs.
It insists on:
The "Who is a Jew" legis-
lation and the empowerment
Preserving the Jewish
character of the state in public.
A sweeping new settle-
ment drive in the administered
territories, and tougher meas-
ures to suppress the Palestin-
ian uprising.
Material encouragement
to increase the Jewish bir-
thrate, and higher subsidies
for large families.
Agudat Yisrael, also with
five seats, does not seek Cab-
inet portfolios, but would insist
on the director generalships of
key ministries.
It also is pushing for:
"Who is a Jew" legisla-
Tougher anti-autopsy leg-
Tougher enforcement of
the law banning abortion for
socio-economic reasons.
Legislation explicitly ban-
ning archaeological digs where
there might be ancient Jewish
burial sites.
Preserving the Jewish
character of the state in public.
The Degel HaTorah party,
an Agudat Yisrael breakaway
which has one, or possibly two
Knesset seats, is demanding:
"Equal treatment for the
Orthodox sector" in education,
housing, culture and welfare.
It does not insist on "Who is a
Jew" legislation.
The "Who is a Jew" meas-
ure has infuriated Reform,
Progressive and Conservative
Jews in the United States and
most other Diaspora countries.
Any Israeli government that
attempted to force its passage
would be under severe pres-
sure from those sources, with
unpredictable outcomes.
U.S. Criticized
An editorial in Al Fajr
accused the U.S. of "conspir-
ing against both Iraq and
Iran" and trying to "prevent
both peoples from rebuilding
their countries." Meanwhile,
Al Quds has claimed that the
U.S. is "weakening the possi-
bility of Iraq making peace
with Iran."
brief ceremony here, Presi-
dent Reagan signed legislation
implementing a 40-year-old
international treaty that bans
acts of genocide, making the
United States the 98th country
to support the pact.
The Genocide convention
Implementation Act amends
the federal criminal code to
make genocide a federal
offense. It defines genocide as
"the specific intent to destroy,
in whole or in substantial part,
a national, ethnic, racial or
religious group."
Roughly two dozen politi-
cians and representatives of
the Jewish and Armenian com-
munities looked on as Reagan
signed the act at a military
facililty near Chicago's O'Hare
"We gather today to bear
witness to the past and learn
from its awful example, and to
make sure that we're not con-
demned to relive its crimes,"
Reagan said in his brief
"I remember what the Holo-
caust meant to me as I
watched the films of the death
camps after the Nazi defeat in
World War II," the president
said. "Slavs, Gypsies and
others died in the fires as well.
And we've seen other horrors
this century in the Ukraine,
in Cambodia, in Ethiopia."
In 1948, the United Nations
drafted and approved the
International Convention on
the Prevention and Punish-
ment of the Crime of Geno-
cide, in response to the sys-
tematic killing of six million
Jews by the Nazis.
Though President Harry
Truman submitted the bill rati-
fying the accord to the Senate
in June 1949, it did not pass
that house until February
1986. The legislation imple-
menting the treaty cleared
Congress last month.
A small number of conserva-
tives had stalled the bill in the
Senate since 1949, arguing
that the law would undermine
the constitutional rights of
Americans and would infringe
on U.S. sovereignty.
U.S. To Still Sell To Moderate Arabs
Defense Secretary Frank Car-
lucci made it clear at the end of
his three-day visit to Israel
that the United States intends
to continue weapons sales to
"moderate" Arab countries.
"It's important for peace
that the United States main-
tain relations with moderate
Arab countries" and those
relations involve security
issues, which means arms
sales, the American defense
chief told reporters at Ben-
Gurion Airport.
He stressed at the same time
that United States support of
Israel and binational military
cooperation signals to Israel's
adversaries "that there is no
military option .. peace must
be achieved through negotia-
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin briefed the Cabinet on
his talks with Carlucci, who
arrived here after visiting Jor-
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Soviet Spokesman
Targets Israel's Next Move
Going To America
MOSCOW (JTA) A high-
level Soviet official maintains
that the future of peace in the
Middle East is now squarely up
to Israel.
Gennady Gerasimov, chief
spokesman of the Foreign Min-
istry, also insists that Soviet
support of the latest Arab
attempt to oust Israel from the
United Nations did not reflect
a hardening of the Soviet atti-
tude toward the Jewish state.
"Not at all," Gerasimov told
the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency here. He was referring
to the Soviet vote at the
United Nations in favor of an
Arab move to have the 43rd
General Assembly reject
Israel's credentials.
It was defeated by a 95-41
vote, one of the largest mar-
gins since the Arabs first
attempted the maneuver in
1982. The Israelis were elated
by the results, but disturbed
that the Soviets continued to
vote along with the Arab bloc.
"This particular event shows
on the contrary that we did not
change our position. We sup-
ported the Arab demand on
expelling Israel all along and
we did it again this year,"
Gerasimov said. He added,
"That has been our traditional
The Israelis were told at the
United Nations that a change
in the Soviet voting pattern
would occur only when an
international conference for
Middle East peace is con-
According to Gerasimov, the
fate of such a conference and a
peaceful resolution of the
Arab-Israeli conflict now
depends largely on the results
of Israel's parliamentary elec-
In his opinion, it is up to
Israel to adopt a realistic
approach and to make the con-
ference possible. He does not
think a further change in the
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tration's top human rights spe-
cialist said here.
"There may be limits as to
the number of Jews allowed to
emigrate to the United States,
particularly when there is
another country of refuge
Israel," said Richard Schifter,
assistant secretary of state for
human rights and humanitar-
ian affairs.
Schifter spoke at a dinner
honoring Morris Abram, out-
going chairman of the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry.
The dinner was part of the
conference's annual leadership
In remarks devoted chiefly
to paying tribute to Abram,
the assistant secretary noted
that during the course of the
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Saying that the American
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MOSCOW (JTA) Two longtime refuseniks offered
different reasons why the majoritjr of Jews living the
Soviet Union prefer to go to the United States rather than
to Israel.
According to Yuri Cherniak, who heads a scientific
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The neshira or dropout rate the number of Jews
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In an attempt to curb the problem, the Israeli govern-
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not been implemented yet.
According to Cherniak, Jews born and brought up in the
Soviet Union are wary of settling in Israel, because they
"can hardly absorb the idea of living in surroundings which
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"So they prefer to move to the United States, which
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experiences in a non-Jewish dominated society," Cherniak
Kosharovsky, however, stressed that "people seek better
and more comfortable lives, and the United States has
more to offer than Israel. It's just as simple as that," he
told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency during an interview in
his Moscow apartment.
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This summer, the U.S.
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Soviet Jews and other ethnic
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grate to the United States,
saying it had run out of funds
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Rather than immediately ask
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Analysts noted at the time
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Wiesenthal Center
Acquires Anne Frank
Letters For $165,000
Friday, November 11, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
electrically charged bidding
session at an auction recently,
a "private contributor" to the
Simon Wiesenthal Center paid
$165,000 to acquire the letters
that Anne and Margot Frank
wrote in English to two sisters
in Iowa.
The sale was conducted at
the Swann Galleries in Man-
The rapid-fire bids on the
only letters known to have
been written in English by the
Frank sisters were placed by
Norman Kurlin, chairman of
the Simon Wiesenthal Center
New Leadership Society.
Kurlin, a young man dressed
in a collegiate sweater,
appeared as a somewhat mys-
terious bidder and smilingly
refrained from identifying
himself or the purchaser for
several hours, to the conster-
nation of most of the press.
Kurlin was accompanied by
Rhonda Barad, director of the
Eastern region of the Wiesen-
thal Center.
The bidding started at
$6,000. The Wiesenthal Cen-
ter's final and winning bid was
$150,000, the sum which will
be paid to the sellers, Betty
Ann and Juahita Wagner, who
were schoolgirls in Danville,
Iowa, in April 1940 when they
became pen pals of the Frank
sisters through their teacher's
The Swann Galleries
receives 10 percent of the
sale's income, or $15,000.
A fascinating revelation
came from The New York
Times, which learned that
among the underbidders was
comedic actress Whoopy Gold-
berg, who has spoken of Anne
Frank in her one-woman stage
Other bids came from a
Japanese businessman; a Los
Angeles dentist; Dutch-Jewish
writer Jack Polak, who is a
director of the American
Friends of the Anne Frank
Center; and the Anne Frank
Center in Amsterdam itself,
which was only authorized to
bid as high as $20,000.
Barad said the letters will be
placed on display in the
entrance lobby of the Wiesen-
thal Center's new Beit
Hashoah Museum of Tolerance
in Los Angeles, which will
open at the end of 1989. Barad
said it was possible that the
identity of the donor would be
revealed at that time.
Soviet Hebrew
eachers Face
Olitical Paradox
teachers and other Jewish
activists face a serious
dilemma, despite the more lib-
eral policies of Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev.
At present, they are not
bothered by the Soviet author-
ities. But they live in constant
fear of persecution, harass-
ment and even imprisonment,
because Hebrew teaching is
not recognized as an occupa-
tion in the USSR.
Consequently, those who
f>ractice it are considered job-
ess and unwilling to work.
That is a serious offense under
Soviet law, punishable by long
prison terms, Mikhail Chlenov,
a veteran Hebrew teacher,
explained to the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency here.
Chlenov and his colleagues
are striving, so far without
success, to gain official recog-
nition for Hebrew teachers.
Official sanction would remove
one of the major obstacles to
revitalizing Jewish cultural life
in the Soviet Union.
Chlenov said he and his fel-
low Hebrew teachers want
state certification and profes-
sional recognition. That
implies permission to import
textbooks from Israel and else-
where and to have professional
exchanges with other Hebrew
But some quarters in Mos-
cow oppose the extension of
recognition to Hebrew teach-
ers. They want to be able to
suppress Hebrew studies
whenever they think it neces-
sary, Chlenov said.
Another activist, 17-year
refusenik Yuli Kosharovsky,
told the JTA, "There has been
a change here. But it has to be
institutionalized to give us a
guarantee against further
repression. One of the import-
ant points is certainly the rec-
ognition of Hebrew teaching
as a normal occupation," Kos-
harovsky said.
He called attention to
another problem, which he
said has worsened since Gorba-
chev proclaimed his policy of
glasnost (openness).
Kosharovsky said it has
become almost impossible to.
protest publicly against
repression and anti-Semitic
activities. "Formerly, we took
to the streets rather often to
demonstrate against anti-
Jewish activities or to demand
freedom for refuseniks.
"Today," he said, "Gorba-
chev has made such demon-
strations all but impossible.
According to a new Soviet
Law, unauthorized demonstra-
tions carry a penalty of one
year in prison.
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin will ask the death pen-
alty for the firebombers of a
bus outside Jericho in which an
Israeli woman and her three
small children died.
Rabin said he would instruct
the army's legal department to
investigate the possibility.
Capital punishment is per-
missible under Israeli law,
although it has been applied
only in the case of Nazi war
criminal Adolf Eichmann, who
was hanged in 1961.
Rabin, along with most of his
predecessors, has been reluc-
tant to execute terrorists for
capital offenses, partly for fear
of retaliation against captured
Israeli prisoners of war.
But there is growing public
sentiment in favor of the death
penalty for heinous crimes in
which the victims are women
and children.
Some observers say Rabin
supported it to prevent an ero-
sion of Labor Party votes in
the Knesset elections.
Justice Minister Avraham
Sharir of Likud's Liberal
Party wing also said he would
urge the Cabinet to authorize
implementation of the death
Likud circles were silent on
the possible impact of the bus
tragedy on the elections.
Laborites and their allies were
deeply apprehensive.
Amnon Rubinstein, leader of
the Center-Shinui Party, said
the bus bombing was "the best
gift that the extreme right
could receive on election day."
Three Israelis Killed;
More Injured in Jericho Attack
Three Israelis were killed and
at least five were wounded last
week in a firebomb attack on a
passenger bus in the West
Bank town of Jericho, accord-
ing to late reports here and
By midnight local time, mili-
tary authorities had not
released information about the
identities of the victims.
But according to news
reports in London, the dead
included two babies and a
mother. The wounded were
flown by helicopter to hospi-
tals in the Jerusalem area.
Five Molotov cocktails were
thrown at the bus, which was
completely gutted. The bus,
which was enroute from Tiber-
ias to Jerusalem, was only half
full at the time of the fire-
The attack appears to be the
worst on Israeli civilians in the
administered territories since
the beginning of the Palestin-
ian uprising there more than
10 months ago.
Earlier, a Palestinian youth
was killed by Israeli security
forces during violent distur-
bances in the Arab-Christian
village of Beit Sahur, near
At least 10 other Palestini-
ans were wounded in clashes
elsewhere in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip, as tension
gripped the territories in adv-
ance of the Israeli elections.
Thirty-one Arab activists
were arrested in the West
Bank over the weekend, 11 of
them journalists.
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Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 11, 1988
Mazels &
Korn Honored With
Israel Anniversary Award
Temple Emanuel and The
State of Israel Bonds are
pleased to announce that
Frances Korn will be honored
with Israel's prestigious 40th
Anniversary Award at a Cock-
tail Reception Sunday, Novem-
ber 27th, 1988 at 5:00 p.m.
Mrs. Korn has long been
involved in the Jewish Com-
munity, including Women's
American ORT, B'nai B'rith,
and the National Jewish Hos-
pital. She is an active member
of Temple Emanuel, past Pres-
ident of the Sisterhood and
presently Vice-President.
Frances Korn
Lifshin Named Staff Writer
Janet Lifshin of West Palm
Beach, Florida, has been
named staff writer and book
reviewer for ADD-OPTION.
ADD-OPTION is a national
publication for people inter-
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adoption. Lifshin's articles will
be featured in the upcoming
issue of Nov. 20, 1988 in honor
of National Adoption week.
Lifshin is involved in adoption
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Rimberg Installed
Congratulations to the Rim-
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of Sally and Saul Rimberg of
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Menoran B'nai B'rith Women.
She also received a plaque
recently for her outstanding
Chinese Delegation
Dentures on Israel Trade
nese trade delegation visiting
Israel for the first time has
proven to be extremely media
The seven-member group
evaded reporters after landing
at Ben-Gurion Airport.
They then disappeared from
Sheba government hospital in
Tel Hashomer upon spotting a
large group of news reporters
waiting to talk to them.
The Chinese are reportedly
interested in medical equip-
ment and machinery. Tneir
inspection tour of the hospital
has been rescheduled and will
be conducted in secret.
The delegation, the first
from the People's Republic of
China to come to Israel using
Chinese passports, is headed
by Lo Chi Min, a Chinese
businessman who holds Bel-
gian citizenship but has exten-
sive ties with Beijing.
The Chinese government has
been making great efforts to
downplay the visit, and the
Israelis are also stressing its
unofficial nature.
Nevertheless, both countries
seem to be treading softly tow-
ard some form of commercial
contact, with the possibility of
more significant relations in
the offing.
There have been reports
recently that Israeli officials
have made clandestine visits to
China. The highest-ranking
Israeli said to have gone to
Beijing is Avraham Tamir of
the Foreign Ministry.
Israel Set To
Gas Masks As
defense establishment, con-
cerned over the development
of gas and chemical warfare
weapons in Arab countries, is
preparing to distribute gas
masks to the public in selected
areas on an experimental
The experiment will start in
December with residents of
Shlomi in the north and Ramat
Hasharon near Tel Aviv.
Brig. Gen. Aharon Vardi,
chief of civil defense, told
reporters it would take four
days to distribute gas masks to
Israel's entire population of
4.5 million.
Meanwhile, the Defense
Ministry is considering for the
first time allowing a commer-
cial manufacturer of gas
masks and other anti-chemical
equipment to retail its prod-
ucts in Israel.
The Shaalon Co. produces
gas masks, safety devises for
infants and medical syringes.
It exports and sells them to the
army, but until now has never
sold directly to the Israeli pub-
An exerimental distribution
of gas masks nine years ago
was a failure. More than 90
percent of the equipment was
found to have been used incor-
rectly or damaged.
Military sources here
refused to confirm or deny
Wednesday that Israel had
advance knowledge of a large
chemical weapons plant under
construction in Libya.
The report was disclosed
recently by William Webster,
director of the U.S. Central
Intelligence Agency.
Webster described the Lib-
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day, Nov. 14, 1 p.m. at the
home of Sharon Califano, 3422
Amalfi Drive. West Palm
Golda Meir Club will have
its paid up membership lunch-
eon on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank,
Westgate and Okeechobee
Palm Beach Section, will
hold its Paid-Up Membership
Luncheon on Nov. 16, at 11:30
a.m. at the MacArthur Vine-
yard of the P.G.A. Holiday
Program: "Newswomen in
the News" featuring Robin
Branch of the Sun Sentinel
and Martha Musgrove of the
Miami Herald.
The Group will meet at 1
p.m., Sunday Nov. 13 at the
Royal Palm Club House at the
intersection of U.S. 1 and N.E.
22nd Ave., Boynton Beach.
Guest speaker will be
Hareen Bertisch, Assistant
Director of the Jewish Com-
munity Center of the Palm
The topic is "Developing and
implementing creative pro-
grams from pre-schoolers to
senior adults.
Enjoy an informative after-
noon, bring a friend. Refresh-
ments will be served.
The Palm Beach Chapter
will have its Annual Home-
coming Luncheon on Monday,
November 21, 11:30 a.m. at
the Poinciana Club, Royal
Poinciana Way, Palm Beach.
Reservations should be made
before Nov. 14.
West Palm Chapter is hav-
ing a luncheon and card party
Thursday, Nov. 27, noon, at
the Szechuan House Restau-
rant, Military Trail and South-
ern Boulevard. Proceeds go to
the Miami High School.
November Emigration Passes 2,000
NEW YORK (JTA) October's figures for Jewish
emigration from the Soviet Union showed a slight increase
from the previous month and, again as in September, was
the largest monthly total of Jews leaving the Soviet Union
since April 1980.
A total of 2,068 Jews left the Soviet Union in October, of
whom 192, or 9.3 percent, went to Israel, according to the
National Conference on Soviet Jewry.
The total number of Jews who have left the Soviet Union
this year to date is 13,306, the highest number since 1980,
when 21,471 Jews emigrated. In April 1980, 2469 Jews
emigrated from the Soviet Union.
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act.
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
activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The three locations are:
JCC in West Palm Beach, 700
Spencer Drive; JCC in Boyn-
ton Beach, 501 N.E. 26th Ave-
nue; and JCC in Delray Beach,
16189 Carter Road.
Meet new friends while
enjoying delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is
required but contributions are
requested. Reservations
required. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-7700, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Dial-A-Ride at 689-6961.
Thursday, Nov. 10 Ameri-
can Diabetes Society Ms.
Roberta Stone
Friday, Nov. 11 Rabbi
Arthur Rosenwaser, Temple
Emanuel Sabbath Services
Monday, Nov. 14 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Nov. 15 Rose
Dunsky Current events and
Chair Exercises
Wednesday, Nov. 16 HRS
Services of Health Rehabila-
tive Services
Thursday, Nov. 17 Helen
Gold, Nutritionist
Friday, Nov. 18 Sabbath
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The Jew-
ish Community Center's
Kosher Home Delivered Meals
Service is just for you!!!
This is a most essential ongo-
ing or short term service tor
the homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
or West Palm Beach call Carol
at 689-7700. In Delray Beach,
call Nancy at 495-0806.
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter takes persons to Nursing
Homes ana Hospitals on Mon-
days and Fridays to visit loved
ones, to Day Care Centers and
to Jewish Community Center
programs, whenever possible.
Fee is $1 each one way trip.
Call Libby between 9:30 to
1:30 for information and reser-
vations. Persons needing
medical transportation
should call Dial-a-Ride 689-
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. Fees are
required for these classes
along with registration. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for infor-
All About Cars An 8
week course on getting to
know your car. Learn how to
communicate with your
mechanic, how to save gas,
how to drive defensively, what
to do in emergency, etc. Dates:
Tuesdays, Nov. 15, 22, 29 and
Dec. 6. Given by Paul Oblas,
Palm Beach County School
Board Adult Education. Time:
10 a.m. to 12. Fee: $4 for
entire course. Reservations
requested. Call Louise at 689-
7700. Course to be held at
Advanced Writers Work-
shop Are you interested in
"polishing" for possible publi-
cation? Would you like to mas-
ter the finer points of writing?
Ruth Graham, Creative Writer
Instructor, Palm Beach
County School Board, Adult
Education, will teach you to
develop your style. Date: Fri-
days, Nov. 11,18, Dec. 2,9,16
at 9:30 a.m. at JCC. $3 for
complete series. Please regis-
ter with Louise at 689-7700.
Medicine in the Next Cen-
tury, Part II A 4 week
discussion series sponsored by
the P.B.C.C. Adult Education.
Learn about newest technolo-
gies that are being developed.
Will there be improved cure
rates for cancer, heart prob-
lems and other age related
diseases as well as growth in
home care services? Gert
Friedman, Instructor in well-
ness and disease prevention
will lecture and discuss these
vital subjects. Date: Thurs-
days, Nov. 10, 17 & Dec. 1 at
1:30 p.m. at the J.C.C. $2 for
complete series. Register
early, limited to 25. Call
Louise at 689-7700.
Taking Your Needs Seri-
ously Faye Schecter,
Instructor, P.B.C.C. Adult
Education will be teaching this
dynamic course dealing with
feeling misunderstood. Only
you can help yourself. Reclaim
your right to yourself. Your
right to a satisfactory life and
your right to your feelings.
Learn to identify your needs
through practical skills and
techniques. Date: Wednes-
days, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10
a.m. at JCC. Registration lim-
ited. Fee: $2. Call Louise at
Timely Topics: Date: Mon-
days ongoing following lunch
f at JCC. Time: Lunch at 1:15 -
Program at 2. A stimulating
group discussing an exciting
variety of topics including cur-
rent events. Those interested
in lunch, please call for reser-
vations at 689-7700. Ask for
Rita Senior Department.
Nov. 14th Moderator Carl
Speakers Club Ongoing
Thursdays at 10 a.m. at JCC.
For persons who wish to prac-
tice the art of public speaking
a great group.
Fun With Yiddish It's
time to begin to have "Fun
with Yiddish" again. Different
folks with different strokes
will lead this delightful series.
Join the many who enjoy a bit
of yiddishkait and humor every
Monday morning. Starts Nov.
7 at 10 a.m. at JCC. Session
Leader: Nov. 14 Leo Treem.
You Name It, You Play It!
An afternoon of cards and
fun. Canasta, bridge, scrabble,
kaluki, mah jong, etc. Spon-
sored by 2nd Tuesday Council.
Refreshments served. Fee: $1
Canasta instruction by Maur-
ice Langbort. Fee for instruc-
tion: JCC Member $1, Non
Member $1.50. Make your own
tables. Date: Wednesdays at
1:30 p.m. RSVP Sophia at 689-
4806 or Sabina at 683-0852.
Intermediate Bridge with
Al Parsont Basic bidding
and play starting Wednesday,
Oct. 26, 1988 at 1:30 p.m. at
JCC. Fee: JCC Member $2.50
per session, Non-Member $3
per session. Call Louise at 689-
JCC Thespians Popular
plays are being chosen for
rehearsal. Those interested in
becoming part of this theatre
group, please call Louise at
689-7700. Director: Carl Mar-
tin, former radio and stage
personality. Ongoing Fridays
starting from 10 to 12. No
fee, contributions requested.
Beginners Ulpan Learn
to converse in Hebrew with
Gertrude V. Freedman and
Tillie Mutterperl at the JCC on
Wednesday, Nov. 9,16,23 and
30. Fee: 4 lessons for $5.00.
Call Louise at 689-7700 for
Twilight Dining and Danc-
ing Enjoy an early evening
kosher dinner followed by
music and dancing before and
afterwards, co-ordinated by
our own JCC disc jockey, Izzde
Goldberg. Date: Thursday,
Nov. 17. No fee, contributions
required. Pre-registration a
Sun & Fun Day Cruise -
Sponsored by The Jewish
Community Center of the
Palm Beaches. A trip to
nowhere with full cruise amen-
ities. Date: Thursday, Dec. 1,
1988; Sailing time: 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Place of Departure:
Bus departs for Port Ever-
glades, Ft. Lauderdale, at Car-
te ret Bank in Century Village.
Bus returns to West Palm
Beach at 6 p.m.
Call Sabina, Chairperson of
Second Tuesday Council at
683-0852 or Blanche Silver,
Volunteer Travel Consultant,
evenings, 478-5450 for infor-
mation. Space limited. Your
check for $43 made out to
Jewish Community Center is
your reservation. Pre-
registration required by
November 15th.
Prime Time Singles ~ First
meeting on Nov. 15th at 1:45
at JCC. For information call
Frieda at 689-7700 or Sally
Gurvitch at 478-9397 or Eve-
JCC News
700 Spencer Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Sunday, November 13, 2:00-5:00 p.m. The JCC will hold
an Open House for Singles & Single Parents ages 40 and
over. Join us for special activities and share your ideas and
thoughts with us for future Singles programs. All are
welcome there is no fee.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 1:30-4:00 p.m. Meet by the Disney
Store (1st floor, next to Sears) for a stroll through the
fabulous new Gardens Mall on PGA Blvd. We'll browse,
have a bite to eat and window shop. Be sure to bring the
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:00 p.m. Get together at Camp
Shalom (7875 Belvedere Rd., 1 mi. west of the Tpke.
overpass) to learn the art of Chinese cooking from Chef
Jeff. At 7:00 p.m., we'll eat the faulous food we've just
learned to prepare. Cost: $8.00.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m. Gather at Margarita
Amigas (Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., west of 1-95, behind
Bennigans) to enjoy the Happy Hour. Try cool South of the
Border drinks and make your own tacos at the Taco Bar.
Monday, Nov. 14, at 8:00 p.m. Get together at The
Flame restaurant (corner of PGA Blvd. & U.S. 1 in
Oakbrook Square) to dance to big band music. Come at 8:00
p.m. to mingle dancing is from 8:30-11:00 p.m. Cost:
$3.00 cover charge, plus $1.00 for tip, and your own fare.
Wed., Nov. 16,5:00 p.m. to enjoy Happy Hour together
at the 391st Bomb Squadron (3939 Southern Blvd., off to
Kirk Road.). Join us for the great buffet, drinks and
watching the planes arrive and depart. Cost: $1.00 for tip
plus your own fare.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. Come to the first meeting
of their new "Culture Club at a member's home. Join at
and share your ideas for this exciting program. Refresh-
ments will be served. Cost: $2.00.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1:45 p.m. at the JCC for a special
program and refreshments. Join us and share your ideas
for future events in the upcoming months.
For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center,
6S9-7700. <
lyn at 686-6727.
Calling All Quiz Show Lov-
er* We need seniors, age 60
and over to represent the
JCC's Senior Department in a
county-wide contest of know-
ledge and skill "SENIOR
SMARTS." Using a college
bowl format, the JCC will hold
play-off games to select a five
member team from Dec. 8
through Jan. 16, 1989. For an
application and further details,
visit the JCC Senior Depart-
ment at 700 Spencer Driver.
Deadline for filing is Novem-
ber 30th.
Tickets are available for
Caldwell Theatre "The Cham-
Eionship Season." Tour
eader: Sandra Werbel on
Wednesday, Nov. 16th for 2:15
matinee. Fee: $20 includes
transportation and ticket.
Your check is your reserva-
tion. Location: Caldwell Thea-
tre at Boca Raton Mall.
Norton Gallery-Docent
Tonr "Treasures of
Judaiea," Edward Giobbis
Paintings. Lecture at 3 p.m. in
auditorium by Jan Weinstein,
Director of Sotheby's Judaiea
Dept. Bus leaves Carteret
Bank at C.V. at 1:15, returns
at 4. Call Louise at 689-7700.
Your check is your reserva-
tion! Sandra Werbel, Tour
Guide. Date: Tuesday, Nov.
15. Fee: $6 includes transpor-
tation. Call Louise by Nov. 11.
Limited to 20.
"Hi-Neighbor" the very
special JCC Mitzvah Corps is a
group of persons reaching out
keeping in touch with our
homebound and others in
need. Join this dedicated
group of persons who enjoy
doing Mitzvahs. Call Ellie
Newcorn at 689-7700.
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter provides by appointment:
Health Insurance Assistance
with Edie Reiter; Legal Aid by
Palm Beach County Legal Aid
Society; Home Financial Man-
agement with Herb Kirsh. Call
Louise for information at 689-
The JCC will be providing a
variety of classes and pro-
grams at Congregation Beth
Kodesh along with the daily
hot Kosher lunch program.
"Fund With Yiddish" takes
place the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of the month at 10 a.m. Ses-
sion Leader talented Rose
Dunsky. "Fun with Yiddish"
has been an ongoing activity at
the JCC in West Palm Beach
for several years. Enjoy a
morning of fun, laughter and
great Jewish humor, and then
join us for a hot Kosher lunch.
Everyone welcome. Reserva-
tions must be made for lunch.
Call Julia at 582-7360.
Our first Boynton class ses-
sion "Wisdom of the Body"
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College with Instruc-
tor Gertrude Freedman is
completed and was a great
success. Watch for future
classes with Gert.

Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 11, 1988
Community Calendar
Nov. 11 Veterans Day Jewish Community Center, No
School Holiday Program, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Sons of
Israel, board, 10 a.m.
Nov. 12 Jewish Community Center, Dinner/Dance at
Airport Hilton Women's American ORT West Palm
Beach, Luncheon/Show
Nov. 13 Congregation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, Lunch-
eon/Card Party, 10:30 a.m. Temple Beth David Men's
Club, brunch
Nov. 14 Federation, Eastpointe Steering Committee,
2 p.m. Women's American ORT Fountains, Paid Up
Membership and Installation Luncheon Women's Ameri-
can ORT Palm Beach, board, 9:30 a.m. Brandeis
University Women Lake Worth, Showcase meeting for
study groups and registration Jewish Arts Foundation
"Treasures of Judaica" at Norton Gallery
Nov. 15 Federation, Century Village, Campaign
Kick-Off Event, 10 a.m. Federation, General Assembly
(Women's Division) Evening Opening Session in New
Orleans B'nai B'rith Women Shalom, 12 noon
Hadassah Henrietta Szold, 1 p.m. Congregation
Anshei Sholom Sisterhood, 1 p.m. Yiddish Culture Group
Century Village, 10 a.m. Temple Beth El, study group,
12:30 p.m. Hadassah Mt. Scopus Boynton Beach
Chapter, board, 7:30 p.m. Federation, Young Adult
Division Cabinet Meeting, 7 p.m. Federation, Business
and Professional Men's Division, breakfast, at the Palm
Hotel, 7:45 a.m.
Nov. 16 Federation, General Assembly in New
Orleans, through 11/20 B'nai B'rith No. 3016, 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Rishona, Book Review National Council of
Jewish Women Palm Beach, Readers Group, 10 a.m. and
Paid Up Membership Luncheon, noon Hadassah
Shalom, 12:30 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Olam, board,
10 a.m. Na'Amat USA Golda Meir, 12:30 p.m. Morse
Geriatric Center, Board of Trustees meeting, 4 p.m.
Nov. 17 Federation, General Assembly in New
Orleans, through 11/20 B'nai B'rith Palm Beach
Council, board, 10 a.m. Hadassah-Z'Hava, 1 p.m.
National Council of Jewish Women Flagler Evening,
7:30 p.m. Women's American ORT West Palm Beach,
board, 9:30 a.m. Federation, Community Relations
Council, noon.
For more information call the Federation office, 832-
Conservative Call
For Resistance
Continued from Page 9
Moledot, another party of
the extreme right, has
announced its preference for a
Shamir-led government.
Israel Radio reported that
Shamir has offered the party's
leader, retired Gen. Rehavam
Zeevi, the sub-Cabinet post of
deputy minister of education.
If true, this is likely to
arouse opposition within Likud
and in Degel HaTorah, a new
religious party is trying to woo
as a coalition partner.
Zeevi campaigned on a sin-
gle issue: the "transfer"
meaning expulsion of Arabs
from the West Bank and Gaza
This is not a policy espoused
by Likud and is hardly likely to
win the approval of the dov-
ishly inclined Degel HaTorah.
Degel and Shas, which
emerged from the elections as
the largest of the four Ortho-
dox parties, are both strongly
influenced by the aged Rabbi
Eliezer Schach of Bnei Brak.
Schach's principal objective
is said to be the exclusion of
Agudat Yisrael from the gov-
ernment. It is backed by his
arch foe, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Menachem Schneerson, who
lives in Brooklyn.
It is not surprising then that
Shas and Degel HaTorah have
indicated they would like to
see Labor in a broad govern-
ment with Likud and several,
but not all, of the Orthodox
This gives Labor something
of an edge in the ongoing
jockeying. Likud would need
the entire religious bloc in
PLO Parliament To Convene
THE Palestine Liberation
Organization is planning to
convene its "parliament," the
451 member Palestine
National Council, on Novem-
ber 12 to seek its approval for
the declaration of an independ-
ent Palestinian state. The sig-
nificance of this dramatic
development, which the PLO
has scheduled to follow the
Israeli and American elec-
tions, is as yet unclear. Much
will depend upon what the
actual declaration says as
well as what it fails to say.
There are three possibilities:
In declaring an independ-
ent state, the PNC might offer
the sorts of concessions that
would signal a decisive turning
away from the PLO's implaca-
ble hostility to the State of
Israel. One such sign would be
an explicit recognition of
Israel. Some recent concilia-
tory statements by PLO offi-
cials, while not official policy,
seem to point in this direction.
Alternatively, the meeting
could lead to a hardening of
Palestinian positions, which
would set back the cause of
peace even further.
Or, as is perhaps most
likely given past PLO practice,
the declaration may turn out
to be a sophisticated new prop-
aganda exercise aimed at
securing United States recog-
nition of the PLO and support
for an independent Palestinian
state while evading the
longstanding American condi-
tions for clearcut PLO recogni-
tion of Israel's right to exist
within secure borders.
Whether the declaration will
be only a cosmetic, tactical
shift or a significant change in
strategy, the question
remains, why is the PLO mov-
ing now? The PLO has been
under considerable pressure to
produce a diplomatic initiative
for two main reasons:
King Hussein's announce-
ment that he has relinquished
Jordan's claims to sovereignty
over the West Bank, and will
sever Jordan's institutional
links with it, has left a political
void in the territories that the
organization is eager to fill.
Some, but by no means all,
factions of the clandestine
leadership of the 11-month old
uprising in the territories wish
to translate the anti-Israel
rioting into concrete diplo-
matic and political gains lead-
ing to an end to the occupa-
Major Points of Controversy
But even with these pre-
ssures to take action, the pro-
posed declaration of independ-
ence is still a controversial
move in Palestinian and inter-
Arab politics. The intense
debate between and within the
various PLO factions on a
number of salient issues
regarding the new state's
creation touches on fundamen-
tal points of Palestinian politi-
cal self-definition. The "Rejec-
tionists" and the Syrian-
sponsored breakaway factions,
and some parts of Yasir Ara-
fat's own Fatah organization,
disagree with the idea of
declaring an independent state
in the West Bank and Gaza,
because they feel that such a
declaration would prejudice
the full realization of Palestin-
ian rights as the PLO's Char-
ter has traditionally defined
them: a return of the Palestin-
ian refugees to their homes
and villages in pre-1967 Israel,
and self-determination in "all-
Palestine" through the "dis-
solution" of the State of Israel.
The debate centers around
these questions:
Should a provisional gov-
ernment be created at the
same time independence is
declared? Who-would hold
power in such a government,
and what relationship would
such an entity have to the
Would declaring an inde-
pendent "State of Palestine"
necessitate recognizing Israel
and negotiating with it, or
could it be accomplished with-
out direct negotiations and
Where would the new
state's borders be? What terri-
tories would it claim?
Should the PLO explicitly
accept United Nations Secur-
ity Council resolution 242,
which links Israeli withdrawal
from occupied territories to an
end of Arab belligerency tow-
Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, November 13, 11 a.m. WPTV
Channel 5, with host Barbara Gordon. Guest Henry A.
Green, Ph.D., Director, Judaic Studies Program, Univer-
sity of Miami, will discuss "Mosaic," a project to trace the
roots of the Jewish community of the State of Florida. He
is Project Director of "Mosaic."
L'CHAYIM Sunday, November 13, 7:30 a.m. WPBR
1340 AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The Jewish
Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
13, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. WPBR 1340 AM, with host Rabbi Leon
Fink. A Jewish talk show that features weekly guests and
call-in discussions.
TRADITION TIME Sunday, November 13, 11 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, November 14-16, WCVG 1080 AM
This two-hour Jewish entertainment show features
Jewish music, comedy, and news.
ber 16,9 p.m. WXEL TV 42 This program is a portrait
of the man who brought the term "holocaust" out of
scholarly usage to common parlance and who has become a
witness against forgetfulness of the Jewish experience
during World War II.
KRISTALLNACHT Wednesday, November 16, 10 p.m.
WXEL TV 42 This documentary commemorates the
50th anniversary of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass),
the night of terror perpetrated against Jews in Germany,
called Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass). It was so
named because of the broken glass that lay strewn in the
streets afterwards. Actor Ken Olin narrates.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
order to form a government.
Labor, in alignment with
Shas and Degel, could attain a
narrow on-paper majority,
relying on the Communists
and the Progressive List for
Peace not to oppose them and
hoping eventually to co-opt all
or part of the National Religi-
ous Party.
ard Israel and recognition of
the right of all states in the
region "to live in peace within
secure and recognized bound-
aries free from threats of acts
of force?"
Would the declaration of a
state have to be accompanied
by an explicit renunciation of
violence? The PLO's preferred
method of achieving Palestin-
ian self-determination has
been "armed struggle," which
is widely seen in Israel and the
United States as endorsement
of acts of terrorism.
George E. Gruen i$ the American
Jewish Committee Director of Middle
East Affaire. Eve Jacobean is an AJC
intern and graduate student at Colum-
bia University.
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le News
Sisterhood invites the com-
munity to its holiday boutique
bazaar and bake sale on Sun-
day, November 20,10 a.m. to 2
p.m. There will be potato pan-
cakes, bagels and baked goods
plus jewelry of all kinds,
clothing, plants, Judaica items,
children's educational toys,
hand made items and unique
gifts for the holidays. There
will be many more surprises.
For information call the
temple office.
Sisterhood will present a
musical program and break-
fast on Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. In
addition, they are sponsoring a
gala midweek vacation at the
Regency Spa in Bal Harbour,
Florida for Monday, Nov. 14
through Thursday, Nov. 17.
Contact the temple for more
Shabbat service on Friday
evening Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. will
be conducted by Rabbi Howard
Shapiro. His sermon will be
"50 Years of Scattered
Glass." Mai com Goodman will
chant the kiddush in honor of
his upcoming Bar Mitzvah.
Cantor Stuart Pittle and the
congregational choir will lead
the congregation in songs.
During the service child care is
Douglas H. Kleiner, Associ-
ate Director, Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
will conduct services on Fri-
day, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. Cantor
Anne Newman will chant the
Kleiner is a past Board mem-
ber of the congregation and
has frequently officiated at
services in Rabbi Joel Levine's
The congregation is invited
to an oneg shabbat following
services sponsored by Sister-
Sisterhood will have a rum-
mage sale on Nov. 13 and 14 at
the Lions Club, 3165 Boynton
Beach Boulevard at 9 a.m.
Temple Emanu-El 1988-89
Adult Education Calendar
An impressive array of pro-
fessionals has been assembled
by Temple Emanu-El of Palm
Beach to celebrate the ninth
season of its popular Adult
Education Series.
Rabbi David Gordis will
honor the Temple as Scholar-
In-Residence for the weekend,
January 27 thru 29, 1989. Dr.
Gordis, Rabbi academician and
lecturer has traveled exten-
sively and has lectured
throughout the United States,
Europe and Israel. He will
develop the theme "The Jew-
ish Condition: Looking to the
Next Decade." This subject
will consist of three lectures
and an informal closing discus-
sion on the last evening of the
Scholars weekend.
The Friday Forum Series
will again be under the direc-
tion of Mr. Marvin Birger. The
four lectures, the educational
portion of the regular Friday
Evening Sabbath Services,
have been spaced about one
month apart.
The first program brings
Morris J. Amity, an attorney
and former Executive Director
of the American-Israel Public
Affairs Committee, on Friday,
November 18, 1988 at 8 p.m.
On Friday, December 16,
1988, Rabbi Marvin Hier,
Dean of The Simon Weisenthal
Center and Yeshiva University
of Los Angeles will speak.
Rabbi Hier will be remem-
bered for producing the Acad-
emy Award winning feature
documentary film "Genocide."
Rabbi Marvin Tokayer will
assume the podium on Friday,
February 17, 1989 at 8 p.m.
From 1968 through 1987
Rabbi Tokayer was Rabbi of
the Jewish Community of
Japan. Author of 18 books in
Japanese on Judaica and
Japan, notably his "Pepper,
Silk and Ivory-The Exotic
Jews of the Far East."
The last Friday evening lec-
turer on March 17,1989 will be
Dr. Jonathan S. Woocher,
Executive Vice-President of
the Jewish Education Service
of North America. Dr.
Woocher is an author, profes-
sor and lecturer who is deeply
involved in Jewish communal
activities. The Temple's Wed-
nesday Lecturer/Study Class
Series, under the direction of
Bea Levy and Muriel Stern,
will be held over a period of
twelve weeks from December
7th through March 15, 1989.
The lecture period runs from
9:30 a.m. to noon and Hebrew
classes from noon to 1:00 p.m.,
including a break for coffee
and danish.
Lecturers and instructors
include Rabbi Melvin Kieffer
on "Talmudic Interpreta-
tions;" Shoshana Flexser, a
gifted singer, poet and Yiddish
lecturer; Frank Bosttvick, well
known book reviewer; Cantor
David Feurer will present
"Music to Sing By."
The Friday Forum Series
has traditionally been open to
the community at large. The
officers and directors of Tem-
ple Emanu-El look forward to
greeting members and non
members, Jews and non Jews,
to its Ninth Annual Adult
Education Series. The Temple
is located at 190 N. County
Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
(407) 832-0804
"Growing Up
At Beth El
On Friday, November 18,
Dr. Steve Spector will be the
kick-off speaker for the
"Growing Up Jewish" series.
Dr. Spector will speak about
his childhood, growing up on
Moshav Bitzaron, a settlement
on the Gaza Strip in Israel,
designed to protect the border
after the 1948 war.
The second speaker will be
Ed Lefkowitz, a long time tem-
ple member, who will address
the congregation on January
6, 1989, on "Growing up Jew-
ish" in Lodz, Poland.
On March 3, 1989, Dr. Rus-
sell Stoch will tell us what it
was like "Growing Up Jewish"
in Johannesburg, South
Africa. Dr. Stoch and his fam-
ily are new members of Tem-
ple Beth El.
The series will conclude on
May 12, 1989 with Gabrielle
Winter enlightening the con-
gregation on "Growing Up
Jewish" in Lima, Peru. Ms.
Winter will also be including
other exotic ports-of-call in her
Reach Out and Touch
Six Soviet Cities
TEL AVIV (JTA) Six cit-
ies in the Soviet Union have
become accessible to Israeli
telephone users by direct dial-
Until now, calls to the USSR
had to be booked through the
international exchange opera-
tors, with frequent delays.
Israelis may reach Moscow,
Leningrad, Kiev, Tbilisi, Tash-
kent and Kishinev. The cities
were chosen because of the
frequency of past operator-
ordered calls. Reciprocal
direct dial service from the
Soviet Union to Israel is not
yet available.
Bellen, Abraham, of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens & Funeral Chap-
els, West Palm Beach. Funeral in
Great Neck, N.Y.
Lefkowitz, Rubin, 79, of Lake Worth.
Menorah Gardens & Funeral Chap-
els, West Palm Beach.
Satz, Max A., 94, of West Palm Beach.
Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel, West Palm
Beach. Funeral in Paramus, N.J.
Kreisler, Elizabeth B., 77, of Lake
Worth. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
Silver, Lester, 79, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
Syrop, Rose, 74, of West Palm Beach.
Levitt-Weinstein Guaranteed
Security Plan Chapel, West Palm
Rothman, Ruth, 80, of West Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Funeral
Schour, Anna, 81, of Royal Palm
Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Guar-
anteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
Schulberg, Lillian, 70, of West Palm
Beach. Menorah Gardens & Funeral
Chapels, West Palm Beach.
Schwartz, Charles, 86, of West Palm
Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach.
Candle lighting Time
Q Nov. 11 5:16 p.m.
Nov. 18 5:13 p.m.
Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Joel Chazin. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.;
Thursday 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 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Boulevard,
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.
Worth. Phone 967-3600. 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 Randall J. Konigsburg. Cantor
Earl J. Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 10
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Drive, 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 No. "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 NW Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Phone 996-3886. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach,
FL 33411. Phone 798-8888. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
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 through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew E. Beck.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Cantor David Feuer. Sabbath services,
Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily 8:15 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing address: 9851D Mili-
tary Trail, Box 360091, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone 736-7687.
Cantor Alex Chapin. Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, 108-3, 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 am.
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. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
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 Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jay
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone

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Rm: 50 years, weVe been sending
kids off to school.
Our hope has always been placed in our children.
In the darkest days of the Holocaust, we
saved tens of thousands of children from
Nazi Europe. In this decade, we've
helped thousands of orphaned
Ethiopian youngsters put down new
roots in Israel.
With the support of the United
Jewish Appeal, Youth Aliyah was there
for our children 50 years agoand contin
ues to be there today. Rescuing them,
teaching them, nurturing them to be all
they can be as Israel's future.
Through Project Renewal we are now reaching out to
a new generation, revitalizing neglected neighborhoods,
providing the counseling, educational, and job training
programs needed to help them share in Israel's
This year, the 50th Anniversary of
UJA, we can all take pride in seeing how
our children have grown.
With your support, we w;l! continue to
make the difference.
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West Palm Beach. Florida 33401
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